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Great turnout for annual fishing show By Kate Everson

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EMC Lifestyles - Trenton People were lined up at the door to get into the Trenton Kinsmen Club’s annual fishing tackle show on Sunday at the Community Gardens. “They were lined up as far as the plane,” said co-chair Brian Barnes who organized the show with chair Bill Newbery. The club had set aside 400 goodie bags to give away during the five hour show (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) but they were all gone in the first two hours. “We’ll have to make more for next year,” he said. There were a total of 16 vendors holding 40 tables of fishing poles, lures and equipment along with vintage and collectible items and knives. Members of the club were busy taking the $2 admission at the door and keeping an eye on everything or serving up hot chili. “It was really crowded in here this morning,” Newbery said. “You could hardly move.” It’s all for a good cause. Funds raised here will go toward helping the community. The Kinsmen Club of Trenton is part of Kin Canada which was founded in 1920 as the country’s largest all-Canadian service club organization. Every year clubs contribute $15 million to improve Canadian communities by building parks, sponsoring sports teams, helping families in need and bringing people closer together. Kin Canada also raises nearly $1 million a year to support Cystic Fibrosis Canada and has donated almost $40 million for research since 1964. Money raised in each community stays in the community. The Kinsmen Club of Trenton is recognized for organizing and participating in the annual Toy Drive to help needy families at Christmas, partnering with the local Salvation Army. Please see “Annual” on page 3

A royal night on ice Mia Allanson, Caroline Clitherow, Grace Clitherow, Lucy Clitherow, Megan Dyck and Avery Nicholls show some moves as Please see “Royal” on page they skate to Kiss the Girl from the Disney movie The Little Mermaid. Photo: Ray Yurkowski

Hospital board slows down cuts By Jack Evans

EMC News - Belleville - Most of the measures outlined by Quinte Health Care officials in recent days to return to a balanced budget remain in place, but the board Tuesday agreed that some of them could be phased in over a longer period. The board’s motion to adopt the measures “in principal,” included words that they would solve the deficit issue. But even that drew an admission that they will really only help solve it, and an admission by Audit and Finance Chair John Embregts that with continued negotiations on some measures plus phasing in, “we will have deficit problems for some time.” With major changes in provincial health care programs and funding, QHC joins hospitals across Ontario in wrestling with cutbacks in fund-

ing and initiatives to remove health care focus from hospitals to other institutions, homes and clinics. The impact for the four-hospital complex locally (Belleville, Trenton, Picton and Bancroft) is expected to be about $10 million deficit within the next year or so. President and CEO Mary Clare Egberts has calculated the board has found savings so far in excess of $8 million. Part of the board’s time at the meeting was spent reviewing feedback from publicity and presentations to various municipal councils from medical staff, unions, auxiliaries and the public. A presentation by staffer Susan Rowe included actual quotes from those concerned in some cases and noted that the vast majority of more than 300 formal responses came from Prince Edward County. Issues included extra

travel as an inconvenience for some seniors and loss of a county tradition of having a birth certificate marked as the county after several generations. (Closing maternity operations at Picton was one of the measures.) Rowe also noted a number of concerns that were based on misunderstandings of the board’s plans, such as closing or reducing hours for emergency departments. No such thing is planned, the board stressed. One member of the board, a Picton-based doctor, Dr. Margaret Tromp, argued that notwithstanding the board’s motion to adopt the measures “in principal,” as far as herself and many others on the medical staff are concerned, “there is still not enough data to evaluate the new proposals.” She gave as an example

the fact that although a hospital stay in Picton may be somewhat longer than one in Belleville, it actually costs less. Embregts assured her that is acknowledged and is being considered. “Our physicians don’t think so,” replied Dr. Tromp. One major concern about lack of adequate home care has resulted in a firm stand by the board that no such moves will proceed until adequate home care is in place. Meetings have already been held with the Access Centre toward resolving that. “We are listening and acting,” summed up board chair Brian Smith. More details are expected at the board’s March meeting when a draft budget for the next year is expected to be presented.

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Danny Koker coming to Applefest ‌ maybe By Ray Yurkowski

EMC News - Brighton - The car show will be back at Applefest this year and new subcommittee chairperson Don Postma wants to make it bigger than ever. The hope is to bring television personality Danny Koker to this year’s event and a delegation from the Applefest committee asked municipal council, at their regular meeting Mon-

day night, for bridge financing to make it happen. “We feel it’s going to be a huge draw,� said committee vice chairperson Patti Stewart. “He’s widely known, he’s very popular and it will be his first time travelling to Canada, which, I believe, is a very big plus for us.� With Koker, host of Counting Cars on The History Channel, involved in the local show, the goal is to showcase

500 cars at this year’s fall event. “This is huge,� said Councillor Tom Rittwage. “I think it would be an absolute boon for us to get this fellow. The biggest complaint we heard last year about Applefest was the car show and if this guy showed up here, we’d be getting people and their classic cars from Windsor to Ottawa. It’s a real big win for our community to get this guy.�

According to Postma, sponsors are already lining up. “They just want to know if [Koker] is coming [to Brighton] or not,� he said. “We have had extensive discussions with Mr. Postma at Applefest committee meetings and he has said he has no doubt he will be able to get the sponsorship to bring this in at no net cost to the municipality,� said Councillor John

Martinello, who sits as council representative on the committee. Council approved the request subject to a legal review of the contract. “I would suggest, if the solicitor says he has no concerns with the contract, then staff can proceed accordingly,� said Deputy-mayor Craig Kerr. “It would only come back to council if there were some contentious issues raised.�





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Physiotherapy services should be covered by OHIP By Kate Everson

advocating to the Ministry of Health since last year and need more support to get these services expanded to those who need it but cannot afford to pay high prices for private therapists. “Our goal is consistent with the key recommendations from Dr. Samir Sinha’s report, Living Longer, Living Well,” Melles says. “Dr. Sinha recommends that the provincial government enhance access to clinic-based physiotherapy services in every LHIN [Local Health Integration Network], especially for those on limited incomes.” The report urges the government to explore the possibility of using long-term-care homes to serve as community hubs that could provide communityoriented services, including

home care, that may further assist local residents to age in place. “This was music to our ears,” Melles said. He says physiotherapy is an essential service which benefits people, especially seniors who have arthritis, are at risk of falling or require postoperative rehabilitation. “Physiotherapy improves their mobility, restores strength, stability and quality of life,” he adds. Melles notes that physiotherapy keeps seniors out of hospitals and nursing homes longer. Trenton Memorial Hospital closed its outpatient physiotherapy department last year, making it more difficult for seniors to access government funded physiotherapy. The Designated Physiotherapy Clinics Association wants to work with retirement residences, seniors activity centres and long-term-care homes to provide OHIP-funded physiotherapy right across

long-term-care facilities in create some noise,” Melles Ontario. said. “We want to create awareIt was noted that Quinte Access already Trenton. “Contact your MPPs and ness of this issue.” provides transportation for seniors to both

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dia Vice President and Regional Publisher Mike Mount. “Our papers have built a reputation for excellence over many years, bringing their communities a wide array of news, sports and features as well as award-winning photography,” Mount said. “This will continue with this new format.” To reach the editorial department, contact editor Terry Bush at 613-9662034 (ext. 510).

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EMC News - Starting this week, your community newspaper has a new look and name. In addition to introducing the “Quinte West News” to the region, the paper features new dimensions that more closely conform to the industry standard for tabloid newspapers. The new package will continue to offer readers and advertisers the strong and varied content they have come to expect, notes Metroland Me-


EMC News - Trenton - Physiotherapy services to seniors here could be covered by OHIP if the province agrees to extend services to two long-term-care homes in Trenton. “We want to open up services to the community,” says Tony Melles, executive director of the Designated Physiotherapy Clinics Association. He met with Bill Weaver, owner of Trent Valley Lodge, and Greg Freeman, CEO of Crown Ridge Health Care Services, to discuss the possibilities. The idea is to expand the current physiotherapy services which already exist for the residents in these two facilities to include others with a referral from a family doctor. Melles says they have been

Mary Guest gets help in building up her muscles from physiotherapy aide Shery Marymathew at Crown Ridge. Photo: Kate Everson

Annual fishing show

A lot of volunteers from the Trenton Kinsmen Club helped out at this year’s fishing tackle show. Photo: Kate Everson Continued from page 1

The club is already plan- 2014. For more information ning next year’s fishing contact Bill at 613-394-4234 tackle show set for March 2, or like them on Facebook.


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cancelled. “Most of the house is open,” Rustige said. EMC News - Belleville - One of the city’s most The initial structural repairs will focus on recognizable landmarks is set to receive some much-needed structural repairs this spring, as the strengthening joists in the rear of the building, Glanmore National Historic Site undergoes mainte- which is a later addition to the house, and then will shift to completing the lathe and nance to remedy issues with ceilceiling in the breakfast ing joists. “[The repairs] really plaster room by applying a resin to per“We had our interior restoration of the ceilings of the main floor are quite urgent...the manently attach the plaster to wood lathe. A support “pole” last year, and one of those ceiling roof could collapse.” the will also be installed stretching was the breakfast room ceilings,” from the basement of the buildsaid Glanmore curator Rona Rustige. “When we were looking at it we realized ing to the second floor in order to provide more supthat there was very likely some structural problem port to the roof. “[The repairs] really are quite urgent, because if besides just the plaster and lathe problems.” For roughly the next ten weeks, there will be a we had about six feet of snow on the lower roof, the minor disruption of service at Glanmore as these roof could collapse,” Rustige said. Glanmore National Historic Site, at 257 Bridge repairs get under way. The breakfast room and the billiards room will be closed to the public, and the Street East in Belleville, is open Tuesday to Sunday accessible entrance will also be shut down, but the from 1 to 4:30 p.m. with extended March Break rest of the house will remain open to the public. In hours from March 12 to 15 from 10 a.m to 4:30 addition, programming for home school families p.m. For more information about March Break acscheduled for March 27 and April 23 have been tivities call 613-962-2329. By Steve Jessel

Three charged in drug investigation

EMC News - Belleville - February 27, 2013, members of the Belleville Police Service Drug Unit, Street Crime Unit and Emergency Response Team executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at 17 Sinclair Street, Belleville. Several items were located and seized during the search which included: cash, cocaine, pills, debt lists, cell phones, weigh scales and financial documents. As a result of this investigation the following persons were charged: Patricia Gambacourt of Belleville: possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of

property obtained by crime. Gambacourt was held for a show cause hearing. Kevin Williams of Trenton and Christopher Cleaver of Belleville: possession for the purpose of trafficking possession of property obtained by crime. Williams and Cleaver were released on a Promise to Appear with a court date of March 28, 2013. Brenda Biggar of Belleville: possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime and breach of probation. Biggar was released on a Promise to Appear with a court date of March 28, 2013.

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Residents object to healthcare cuts at TMH

EMC News - Quinte West - City hall was packed with people wanting to save their hospital. A town hall meeting was called by Councillor Sally Freeman to publicly protest the cutbacks proposed by Quinte Health Care (QHC) which would take five inpatient beds from Trenton Memorial Hospital (TMH) and close the lab. “We have to support people who count on the hospital,” Freeman said. Recent negotiations at QHC led to $8.5 million in savings but more cuts are still coming which are unacceptable. “This is not over,” she said. “We have to stay vigilant. At what point will we know something is final?” She hopes a lot of the savings were found in administration not in patient care. “I don’t want my mother sitting in the hallway of the hospital,” she said. David Lundy, vice president of Region 4, Ontario Public Service Employees Union, said the level of services offered outside of the hospital are not a good substitute for inpatient care. “People should have the opportunity to age at home where they are comfortable,” he said, “but when they need to be in hospital the services have to be there.” “One in four patients at emergency departments in Ontario hospitals are waiting on a gurney in the hallway or a closet,” he said. Mayor John Williams commented, “Trenton has had enough. We do this every two or three years. It’s not fun and it’s not fair. We can’t do it any

more.” He urged residents to fill out letters to send to Quinte Health Care expressing their objections to service level cutbacks at TMH. It demands a moratorium be placed on the cuts to number of beds and levels of service. “Don’t let up on the gas,” Williams said. “We don’t want to suffer any more.” Natalie Mehra from the Ontario Health Coalition, said the Ontario Liberal government is cutting billions of dollars in health care. “The cuts are extraordinary,” she said. “They are closing 17 per cent of the beds.” She noted that compared to

other provinces Ontario spends the least per capita for health care. They have cut 18,500 beds since 1990. “They consider it normal for people to be on stretchers in halls,” she said. Mehra added the reduction in beds and staff leads to higher rates of infection. There are high readmission rates, one in ten patients. She noted that taking physiotherapy out of the hospital means most people have to go to pri-

vate clinics and pay $70 an hour, if they can, and many are not in a position to travel. “The whole hospital is at risk,” she said. “These are cuts on top of 15 years of cuts.” She said the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) are appointees of the government, but only the premier and the Ministry of Health are decision makers. “We need to write letters,” she said. “They need to feel the pressure.”

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Dear Editor In response to the letter by Ms Susan Anderson-Sirois from Trenton, I would point out Quinte West is not just Trenton, but Frankford, Stockdale, Wooler, Wallbridge, Carrying Place, and so on. At the time of amalgamation, there was no consensus amongst the politicos of the day except that the other three wards (i.e.; Sidney, Murray and Frankford) would have no part of being the City of Trenton. Several combinations of names were considered but none seemed to fill the bill for all the interested parties. There was, however, some potential for a name based on our location along the Bay of Quinte. To that end, and inasmuch as the new municipality was to the westerly end of the Bay, Quinte West was endorsed by a majority vote of the partners, with the notion that Belleville, further along the bay to the east might become Quinte East. Time tells all and that didn’t happen. In retrospect perhaps just “Quinte” might have been more palatable, but time has


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Carbon Tax: The Chinese Are Frightened EMC Editorial - Last week’s announcement by China’s Ministry of Finance that the country will introduce a carbon tax, probably in the next two years, did not dominate the international headlines. It was too vague about the timetable and the rate at which the tax would be levied, and fossil fuel lobbyists were quick to portray it as meaningless. But the Chinese are deadly serious about fighting global warming, because they are really scared. Gwynne Dyer A carbon tax, though deeply unpopular with the fossil fuel industries, is the easiest way to change the behaviour of the people and firms that burn those fuels: it just makes burning them more costly. And if the tax is then returned to the consumers of energy through lower taxes, then it has no overall depressive effect on the economy. The Xinhua news agency did not say how big the tax in China would be, but it pointed to a three-year-old proposal by government experts that would have levied a 10-yuan ($1.60) per ton tax on carbon in 2012 and raised it to 50-yuan ($8) a ton by 2020. That is still far below the $80-per-ton tax that would really shrink China’s greenhouse gas emissions drastically, but at least it would establish the principle that the polluters must pay. It’s a principle that has little appeal to U.S. President Barack Obama, who has explicitly promised not to propose a carbon tax. He probably knows that it makes sense, but he has no intention of committing political suicide, the likely result of making such a proposal in the United States. But China is not suffering from political gridlock; if the regime wants something to happen, it can usually make it happen. So why is China getting out in front of the parade with its planned carbon tax? No doubt it gives China some leverage in international climate change negotiations, letting it demand that other countries make the same commitment. But why does it care so much that those negotiations should succeed? Does it know something the rest of us don’t? Three or four years ago, while interviewing the head of a think-tank in a major country, I was told something that has shaped my interpretation of Chinese policy ever since. If it is true, it explains why the Chinese regime is so frightened of climate change. My informant told me that his organisation had been given a contract by the World Bank to figure out how much food production his country will lose when the average global tem-

perature has risen by 2 degrees C (3.5 degrees F). (On current trends, that will probably happen around 25 years from now.) Similar contracts had been given to think-tanks in all the other major countries, he said—but the results have never been published. The main impact of climate change on human welfare in the short and medium term will be on the food supply. The rule of thumb the experts use is that total world food production will drop by ten per cent for every degree Celsius of warming, but the percentage losses will vary widely from one country to another. The director told me the amount of food his own country would lose, which was bad enough—and then mentioned that China, according to the report on that country, would lose a terrifying 38 per cent of its food production at +2 degrees C. The reports were not circulated, but a summary had apparently been posted on the Chinese think-tank’s web site for a few hours by a rogue researcher before being taken down. The World Bank has never published these reports or even admitted their existence, but it is all too plausible that the governments in question insisted that they be kept confidential. They would not have wanted these numbers to be made public. And there are good reasons to suspect that this story is true. Who would have commissioned these contracts? The likeliest answer is Sir Robert Watson, a British scientist who was the Director of the Environment Department at the World Bank at the same time that he was the Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. George Bush’s administration had Watson ousted as chair of the IPCC in 2002, but he stayed at the World Bank, where he is now Chief Scientist and Senior Advisor on Sustainable Development. (He has also been Chief Scientific Adviser to the British Government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for the past six years.) He would have had both the motive and the opportunity to put those contracts out, but he would not have had the clout to get the reports published. When I asked him about it a few years ago, he neither confirmed nor denied their existence. But if the report on China actually said that the country will lose 38 per cent of its food production when the average global temperature reaches 2 degrees C higher, it would explain why the regime is so scared. No country that lost almost two-fifths of its food production could avoid huge social and political upheavals. No regime that was held responsible for such a catastrophe would survive. If the Chinese regime thinks that is what awaits it down the road, no wonder it is thinking of bringing in a carbon tax.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR About that “About that Home of the Brave editorial”

Dear Editor, This is in response to “About that Home of the Brave editorial” letter which appeared in the February 28 issue of the EMC. I had a reaction when I read: “He appears to have missed the Nazi bombing of highly populated civilian areas such as Paris and London, or the Allied response bombing Berlin in which tens of thousands of innocent civilians were slaughtered, or perhaps it didn’t fit his narrative.” My mother, my grandparents and brothers and I lived in the Paris area during World War II. My dad was a prisoner of war in Germany. We lived on rue de Liege a few hundred metres from the Gare St. Lazare, the most important railway station in Paris. This is not far from the ward of Belleville in Paris. There was no serious bombing in Paris. Occasionally a couple of small RAF bombers did come to destroy a building occupied by the Gestapo or other Nazi organizations.

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Those bombings were extremely accurate and very rarely caused serious damages to surrounding buildings. Just before the liberation of Paris, the U.S, Air Force did some “carpet bombing” on some industrial areas outside the “Grand Paris.” The Allies did a lot more destruction than the German army. General Dietrich von Choltitz, who was commander of the German army for the defence of Paris, disobeyed Hitler’s order to destroy Paris. The city and its suburbs suffered very little demolition and casualties compared to other capitals in Europe. Many books written in French by renowned historians have been published. May I recommend the author of the aforementioned letter to read the book Is Paris Burning? It’s in English and written by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre and published by Simon and Shuster. C. Morel, Belleville

COMMENTARY By Richard Turtle

Won’t somebody please think of the children?

EMC Editorial - There has been another study on childhood obesity and more recommendations on how to deal with it. Here in Ontario, Heath Minister Deb Matthews recently received a report by her own appointed panel that, while resisting the idea of a junk food tax, suggested a ban on certain marketing practices aimed at children. A perfectly reasonable report for a group of grown-ups to hand to a health minister. Curtailing marketing practices ever so slightly is always safer than that tax thing. But this is a serious health issue the experts say is getting markedly worse, and with increased obesity we see increases in diabetes, heart disease, and other related health risks. And that all costs us plenty through lost productivity and real dollar doctors’ fees. But finding a solution seems more an education issue than a health care one. It’ll really start to be a health care issue in a decade or two when the effects begin to emerge. But in order to reverse a trend begun in childhood, an educational approach at that critical time might see better results. So perhaps another ministry should be involved as well. Simply put, an awful lot of children today aren’t eating properly and it’s not just the junk food. And lots of them are a long way from clinically obese. But it’s becoming endemic in part because eating badly is easy. And on the surface it’s cheap. But it’s far easier to resist clever and flashy marketing ploys and strategies when there’s a complete understanding of all the available alternatives. And too often for too many, when it comes to eating these days, the alternatives bounce between fast food chains and coffee shops. And because none of those big players would like to hear there’s a new tax coming on their brand of food, they’d quickly lobby up and let the voters know why it’s wrong. And governments don’t really want to be the ones to draw another line between the stuff that’s taxed and the stuff that isn’t when everyone calls it food anyway. Especially when it all comes individually packaged and frozen in the grocery store as well. There must be a better approach than simply banning signs, for now, and slowly raising the stakes on a regular basis until people respond in the manner intended. We did that with cigarettes, but eating badly is different. And it tends to start earlier. In presenting a health ministry report it

suggests the solution should be somehow connected primarily to the health care industry. Closing the proverbial barn door. But these are children. Their access to health care doesn’t come easy and not without consent and just because they’re little doesn’t make it any cheaper to treat them. And, since their diets and eating habits are most often dictated by parents or guardians at home, and later influenced by peers, the heath care system has little influence on children’s choices at the end of the day. Education, on the other hand, just might be able to make a measurable difference. Despite the fact that Home Economics got dissed to death over the years, it may have serious merit today as a compulsory requirement. The kids are at school from the time they’re four anyway, so what’s wrong with a course or two about food and nutrition some time in that decade and a half? Learning outcomes would be dead easy to assess. Bake a cake using a cookbook instead of a box, make a loaf of bread from scratch, a pot of soup using only ingredients you can spell and pronounce, and plan a menu for a nutritious dinner. Final exam: cook the dinner for your family at home. They’ll tell you if you passed. Call it science (because it is) or call it math (because that’s there too) or call it creative arts (because it certainly can be) or call it life skills or global studies or personal health or self-improvement or heatin’ and eatin’ if that’s more palatable to the learners, but make some element of food preparation and consumption a regular and unavoidable part of the curriculum. Along with phys ed. And yes, it would be a nightmare to implement. Specially designed kitchens and more than the usual classroom instructors for starters. And probably lots of aprons and tall white hats. But instead of government ministries attacking childhood obesity with restrictions on the marketing of chips and pop, why not spend a little time formally educating the mini consumers instead? You’ve got them at your disposal. And you can give them academic credit for it. Granted, a significant number won’t go on to make their own bread or simmer their own stew on a regular basis, unless they really want to. And for some it would be no different from doing their times tables. But learning how and why to eat properly has got to help more than ignoring half the issue completely and ordering the dismantling of lots and lots of colourful store displays.

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Spring Relay for Life being planned Relay For Life to be held on May 24 and 25 at the Doug Whitley track located at Trenton High School. The event will begin at 7 p.m. and run until 7 a.m. “Everyone on the committee has been involved in the Relay For Life in an organizational or participatory capacity and therefore a great deal of experience is being brought to the planning table,� says Debbie Blight, who was a committee member of the Relay For Life, held annually at Loyalist College. Co-Chair Rita DeMelo points out that, “Everyone in this community has been exposed to the ravaging effects of cancer because of the loss of a loved one or friend. Events such as Relay

Notice of Annual General Meeting Notice is hereby given that the 59th annual meeting of QuintEssential Credit Union Limited will be held at the Bay of Quinte Country Club, 1830 Old Highway 2, Quinte West, Ontario at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, 19th March 2013. The registration is to commence at 6:30 p.m.

For Life not only raise money for the Cancer Research Foundation but it also raise awareness about the strides that are taking place to prevent and cure cancer.� The theme attached to the event is “Heroes,� used to salute those who have either beaten cancer or those who battled the disease before passing away. The fund-raising goal for the event has been set at $25,000. Luminaries will be sold for a cost of $5 and can be purchased in advance during team registration. Luminaries are a tribute to survivors and to the memory of those who were afflicted with cancer. They come in the form of a white bag that is decorated by the purchaser, lit by a candle that is placed inside the bag and are then lined around the track. Entertainment and a variety of activities will be provided throughout the course of the event. On-site camping and camper parking will be provided during the event for pre-registered teams. The committee is encouraging members of the community, businesses, service clubs, churches, schools and clubs to begin organizing teams

The boys of summer are back again EMC Sports - Belleville - The next Quinte Royals Baseball Team tryouts will be held at the Centennial High School gym March 10 from 2 until 5 p.m. and every other Sunday after until the end of April. Practice will begin outside May 1. This will be for age groups from Peewee up to the age of Midget. The area to be eligible is from Madoc to Picton and east of Brighton to west of Napanee. Everyone is welcome; bring your glove and running shoes and enjoy the summer. Total cost of tryouts is $40.


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The latest mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary has re-ignited the Gun-control/assault weapons debate. The battle lines have been drawn and the hyperbole is being lobbed from both sides. There are many moderates in both camps who could compromise on some restrictions and pre-qualifiA document package containing copies of the financial statements, reports of cations to gun ownership, however, the trenches have already the audit committee, the auditor and the loan officer shall be available at the been dug and the artillery is in place for another bitter ideomeeting and at the offices of the Credit Union on March 9. logical battle. If you compare the death toll of all mass shootings in the Dated at the City of Belleville, the county of Hastings, the 28th of February, entire country over the last ten years (261) it would pale by 2013. comparison to the number of firearm related deaths in the last calendar year for the city of Chicago alone (500, the By order of the Board vast majority being handgun related) you would be forced to concede that the issue runs much deeper than Sandy Hook Alex Shatford, Corporate Secretary and â&#x20AC;&#x153;assault weapons.â&#x20AC;? The proposed assault weapons ban is not a new idea. The massacre at Columbine High School occurred in the middle of the last ten-year assault weapons ban. Clearly, a similar ban is not going to guarantee safety in our schools. But more troubling is how politicians can ignore 500 deaths in Brought to you by the South East Community Care Access Centre and our partners to connect you Chicago (mainly minority youths) and with the health information you need to help stay safe in your community. demand change only when 20 white, Saint Elizabeth Health Care middle-class children are killed. This may be a case of the Obama adminisSaint Elizabeth has been a trusted name in Canadian health care for more than a century and is a leader in responding trationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts to â&#x20AC;&#x153;never let a serious to client, family and system needs. As an award-winning not-for-profit and charitable organization, Saint Elizabeth is crisis go to wasteâ&#x20AC;? but the implications known for its track record of social innovation and breakthrough clinical practices. Our team of over 6,500 nurses, rehab are appalling. therapists, personal support workers and crisis intervention staff deliver more than five million health care visits annually. At the centre of the fray stands the U.S. Constitution, specifically the SecSaint Elizabeth Health Care shares its talent and wisdom to serve the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of ond Amendment which states: â&#x20AC;&#x153;A well individuals and families in their homes and communities. Inspired by our historic roots and traditional respect for human regulated militia being necessary to dignity, we strive to care with professional excellence and compassion.

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Sheila Wray Gregoire EMC Lifestyles - We are so blessed to live in Canada. We don’t worry about whether we’re going to have supper; we just worry about what we’re going to make for supper. We have food in abundance, clothing in abundance, and shelter. Others may have more, but compared to most of the world, we’re at the top.

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Personally, I’d like to stay there. But for Canada to remain a vibrant economy, we need dynamism. We need people with new ideas who are willing to run with them. We need people who will think outside the box for new solutions to problems. And we need people who will take risks. Is our school system conducive to raising the next generation to meet these demands? Our schools are run by people who like school; if they didn’t, why would they go into teaching? They went to university where they trained for a job where they knew exactly what they would be doing. There were few surprises. And chances are they can continue like that for decades. Idea people and risk people wither in bureaucracies, so they rarely work there. Our students, then, are rarely exposed to the kinds of people who make our economy thrive.

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O&S#1 Canada Blooms: Whether you are an active gardener, a retiree whose past gardens get more elaborate with the passing years or a newbie to the pastime, a trip to Canada Blooms is always a good outing with much to see and do. Linda Holmes from the Tweed & District Horticultural Society would like folks to know that they are running a bus to the Canada Blooms show this year. It is on Friday March 15, with pickups in Tweed and Belleville. The cost is $55 per person which includes bus fare and the ticket to the show. For more information call her at 613-478-6850 Connon Nurseries is also running buses on March 15, 16, 18 and 19. The buses will leave from the store with direct runs to and from the show.  The cost is $55 which includes bus fare, ticket to the show, and a continental breakfast sensitive to dietary needs; call 613-392-0402. There may be other organisations hosting bus trips and I would be glad to mention them in this column. O&S#2 Rabbits:  These varmints are awake and very active. It is astonishing the damage they can do overnight. Now is the time to readjust the burlap, check the guards and spray some PlantSkydd. An encouraging note is the number of fox tracks and owl sightings we have seen in the Quinte area but


That doesn’t mean our economy doesn’t also need other types of people; hard workers who will do their jobs well; loyal workers who will go that extra mile. But what we need to stay competitive is people who will come up with these new ideas and start new businesses. So what are our schools doing to encourage kids towards entrepreneurism even if that means foregoing university? Schools tend to push kids toward more school, not toward opening a store, or buying a franchise, or even, heaven forbid, working in the oil sector. In high school kids can take courses on entrepreneurism, which is a good start. Yet these courses are rarely taught by people who are actually entrepreneurs. That doesn’t mean that they aren’t taught well, only that our kids are missing something. Unless they take a co-op placement, a student can go their

they have yet to make an appreciable dent on the overwhelming numbers of these wascally wodents. Any one heading off to Australia in the next little while? O&S#3 Snow: We had been doing very well this winter with a nice cover of “soft” snow blanketing our flowerbeds. This past snowfall, though, was the sticky heavy variety and, if you haven’t done so, you might want to look at your multi-stemmed shrubs and evergreens. If you will be removing heavy clumps, hold the stem with one hand as close to the end as you can. With the other hand, brush off the loose snow. Move your stabilising hand closer to the ground or lower on the stem and brush off some more snow. This will help prevent damage from either the limb breaking from the sideways motion of you striking it or the quick release as it snaps back. The latter seldom happens, but it can so you might as well not tempt the snow fates. This heavy snow is also the reason why you don’t shear off perennials and ornamental grasses to the ground. The ice that will form can block sufficient amounts of oxygen causing the plants to suffocate. I remember this being an issue

entire fourteen years of education, from full-time Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12, without ever encountering anyone who built a business. After all, catching the entrepreneurial spirit is so much more than just the content of the courses; it’s the type of adults our kids interact with. Those working in the education system have job security and pensions and vacations. They have limited room for advancement, but they accept that because the pay is good. They’re not looking to get rich; they want to make a difference, while enjoying security. In contrast, what does an entrepreneur do? An entrepreneur may take one idea and fixate on it, and do nothing but that for a whole year. They may forego vacations. They may even forego pay for a few years to get the dream started. The biggest skills they’ll have to learn

on the farm for our red clover fields. O&S#4 Sad Sox: Sox, our dog, is not very happy at the moment. His companion, Toucan the cat, went out for a stroll last week and hasn’t come back. She is fully grown but a dainty wee thing; completely black save for a splash of white on her chest and some toes. She doesn’t answer to her name which is why I call her “Cat.”   We’d like to thank everyone who has responded to our emails, knocks on the doors and ads; folks if you do lose a pet Kijiji is surprisingly effective even though it is seen as a sales venue. To those of you in the west end of Trenton who have wondered about the fellow tromping around their yards looking under their decks, it’s just me. We’re hoping that someone has taken her in and she is just riding the gravy train as long as she can before coming home. She did have a collar and tag with our phone number. O&S#5 Squash: For those of you who head out to the gyms and fitness centres you will be aware of the numbers of landscapers who are busy cluttering up your facilities. Our season is short and we have to earn most of our money in seven months or less. That means when

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are perseverance, networking, and marketing. The business world is filled with people who rejected school’s regimentalism: Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett. Yet for each Steve Jobs, how many kids who would have made dynamic, out-of-the-box entrepreneurs did we turn off altogether? How many kids’ passion and drive did we destroy by trying to make them conform? Teaching and entrepreneurialism are two entirely different skill sets and mindsets. It’s not about slotting in another course or two; it’s about changing the whole school culture. If we want our economy to be dynamic, we’re going to have to make our schools more dynamic, and that may involve taking risks and doing things that have never been done before. I know that sounds drastic, but that’s how most good ideas start.

the season opens up we can’t be out of shape and prone to strains or pulls. Fitness is a serious part of our business. That doesn’t mean we can’t have fun. The game of squash provides the best of all aspects of fitness with the added bonus that all of us Type A personalities can get out there and thrive on the competition and, at the very least, hit something hard, legally. Hitting piles of paperwork is like punching marshmallows; not at all satisfying. Recently, the Upper Canada Chapter held its annual I Was There tournament and I am insufferably pleased to tell you that I took the hon-

Dan Clost ours on the day. This is likely my last competitive (term used loosely) tournament owing to an increasingly decrepit body and I shall revel in this last sip of the summer wine. Yeah, yeah, yeah: Sic transit ac gloria.

OPP Bound 2013: An Initiative to Recruit Women

EMC News - The Ontario Provincial Police is preparing for OPP Bound 2013: An Initiative to Recruit Women. OPP Bound 2013 is a three-day recruitment camp being held at the Provincial Police Academy from July 6 until 9, 2013, in Orillia, Ontario. The camp will serve as a vehicle to provide qualified women with an opportunity to explore a career with the Ontario Provincial Police. Fifty participants will learn about the history and traditions of the OPP and the program will include a number of mentoring sessions with key female officers who will share

their experiences. Participants will also have the opportunity to experience the life of an OPP recruit at the Academy, taking part in exercises, fitness drills, police vehicle operations and other practical exercises. The application deadline is April 12, 2013, and up to 50 women will be selected for the three-day mini-OPP recruitment camp. Women interested in taking advantage of this opportunity can obtain information from the OPP web site at: <www.> or by calling the Ontario Provincial Police Recruitment Section at 1-877-OPPHIRE (1-877-677-4473).


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EMC News - Stirling - With an online vintage apron auction exceeding early expectations this week, public library supporter Kerry Ramsay is hopeful the fund raiser will translate into a significant contribution to the local libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teen collection. Currently preparing for the official opening of Chickadelic Salvage and Design, her new store on Mill Street, the college professor has taken a break from her schoolwork to focus on a retail endeavour she describes as â&#x20AC;&#x153;a vintage inspired lifestyle shop and creative gathering place.â&#x20AC;? Set to open in early April, the store will feature a range of items for work and play, including locally made â&#x20AC;&#x153;upcycledâ&#x20AC;? products, but at the moment Ramsay is selling aprons and the proceeds will wind up at the Stirling-Rawdon Public Library. A lifelong supporter of literacy and the arts, she says a fund raiser for the Stirling-Rawdon Public Library was a

natural choice, and with the addition of an extra item from the Stirling Festival Theatreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest Panto, Alice in Wonderland, Ramsay was doubly pleased. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really happy with the response,â&#x20AC;? she said shortly after the week-long online auction began, adding she wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sure how well the idea would catch on. But Ramsay was certain she wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t alone in her fondness for vintage aprons. That was quickly demonstrated by the reaction from potential buyers as bids had already reached $300 early in the week with plenty of time remaining. And the bids werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t all coming from the immediate area, she notes, with many participants coming from outside the country. Ramsay adds there will certainly be some last-minute bids arriving tomorrow. A total of 12 vintage aprons, each named after a well-known literary character, plus an upcycled apron made from vintage materials and the Alice-worn donation from the theatre, are available until the auction closes tomorrow (Fri-

day, March 8) at 8 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fabulous,â&#x20AC;? says Chief Librarian Sue Winfield of both the idea of an apron auction and the opportunity to improve the libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collection of material for teens. And the vote of support from a new business owner came as a very pleasant and unexpected surprise, she says.

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Kerry Ramsay will be selling vintage aprons along with many other items when her new store Chickadelic Salvage and Design opens in Stirling in April. Until tomorrow at 8 p.m., she is holding an online auction for others, including the one she is wearing, to raise money for the Stirling-Rawdon Public Library.

EMC Entertainment - Tweed - Come out Saturday, March 30, and experience Joey Purpura and his stunning vocal reproduction of Neil Diamondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s major repertoire with an uncanny and extraordinary accuracy in his tribute show â&#x20AC;&#x153;Diamond In The Rough.â&#x20AC;? Joeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vocal impersonation of the famous singer will be reaching out and touching you as he brings his show to the Tweed Legion Saturday, March 30. Some of the proceeds will go to the Legion.

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Not only does Joey master the nuances of Diamondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vocal tones and phrasing (so completely that some audience members have mistakenly believed him to be lip-synching), but his occasional anecdotes describing the background behind Neilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s compositions add to the impact of the performance and his show impresses even the most devoted Neil Diamond fans. Joeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Neil Diamond Tribute: Diamond in the Rough, serves up a feel good tonic of dance â&#x20AC;&#x2122;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; cheer, celebrating the power, energy and emotion of Diamondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music to joyous and heartfelt perfection. Cracklinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Rosie, America, Cherry Cherry, Sweet Caroline, Love on the Rocks, Forever In Blue Jeans, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a Believer and many more Neil Diamond classics will delight the audience. The show takes place at the Tweed Legion, 320 Victoria Street North, Tweed, Saturday, March 30 at 8 p.m., tickets are $20 advance or $25 at the door. Tickets are available at the Legion club room or by calling 613-478-1865. For more information about Joey Purpura and his Neil Diamond Tribute Show, visit <>.


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Walk the hospital mile for the Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation and collect great incentive prizes from Tri and Run Sports. All funds raised will help to purchase priority medical equipment at QHC Trenton Memorial Hospital. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Running and walking, whichever your preference, offers multiple benefits: itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fun, it provides stress relief and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good exercise,â&#x20AC;? says Dr. Robbie Iny, the Honourary Chairman for the Healthy Half. An avid runner himself, he encourages people of all ages, both competitive and recreational, to participate in healthy activities and experience the amazing benefits of keeping fit, and they can start with this great event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great time to join friends and family for a walk [or run] and support your local Hospital.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Running and walking, whichever your preference, offers multiple benefits: itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fun, it provides stress relief and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good exercise.â&#x20AC;? Register early, and start collecting pledges for the hospital. The Healthy Half takes place on Sunday, April 28, at City Hall. The cost to register for the event is only $40; $10 for the Hospital Mile and free for the YMCA Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Program. You can register Online at<http://onlineregistrations. ca/QuinteWest/> or at City Hall or Tri and Run Sports. Show your support for the hospital! The Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation inspires the community to help us achieve sustainable healthcare excellence for our community. The City of Quinte West encourages everyone interested to come out and show your support for our local hospital. Anyone interested in more information please visit our web site at <> or contact Colleen at 613- Mayor John Williams, Dan Koets and John Smylie show off their sneakers. Mayor Williams will soon be lacing his up to lead the Hospital Mile! Photo: Submitted 392-2841 Ext. 4487 or Lynn at 613-392-2540 ext 5401. R0011948750

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EMC News - Brighton - Agrium Advanced Technologies is asking area students, â&#x20AC;&#x153;What can you do to improve your watershed?â&#x20AC;? In partnership with the Lower Trent Conservation (LTC) Authority, Agrium is looking for entries in the annual Caring For Our Watersheds contest. Locally, the contest is open to Grades 8 and 9 students at Campbellford District High School, East Northumberland Secondary School, Brighton Public School, Hillcrest Public School, Kent Public School, Percy Centennial and St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholic Elementary School. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our message right now is: this is a great opportunity, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s money to be won and there is potential for doing a great thing for the environment,â&#x20AC;? says LTC communications co-ordinator Marilyn Bucholtz. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Students have incredible ideas on how to improve our local environment and we are committed to helping them make their ideas happen,â&#x20AC;? added Agrium program co-ordinator Lindsey Metheral, in a telephone interview last week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The contest is all about getting students engaged in the community, gaining an understanding of what is happening in the environment and really empowering them to make a difference. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The environment is a hot topic right now and students are learning more about it in school but a contest like this makes it more real. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not just learning about it in the classroom, they can actually go into the community and make their ideas happen.â&#x20AC;? To enter, students must identify an environmental concern,



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do the research and identify a realistic solution to the problem in a proposal using graphics, models, photos or videos to supplement the idea. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t an essay on what a watershed is,â&#x20AC;? say the contest rules. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a proposal to the community on one solution that would make an actual difference to the planet. Think your idea through as if you were actually going to do it and afterward, we just might fund it.â&#x20AC;? The winning entrants can win $1,000 for themselves and $1,000 for their school, but the key to the success of the program relies in taking action after the contest. All students are encouraged to implement their ideas and an additional $10,000 in funding is available to help make those ideas a reality. Entries will be judged on innovation, environmental impact, comprehensive scope and communication, budget, how realistic the solution is and visuals. This year, Caring For Our Watersheds contests are being offered in Canada within Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta; in the United States in Colorado, California, Ohio, Virginia and Washington DC; as well as Argentina and Australia. Time is running out though, the local entry deadline is March 25. The top six finalists will be selected to make a five-minute presentation to a panel of judges and public audience at Timber Ridge Golf Course, during Earth Week, on April 25. Prospective entrants can call LTC special projects co-ordinator Anne Anderson at 613-394-4829, extension 219, or log onto <> or < events/education> for more information.


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EMC News - Trenton - The Healthy Half just keeps getting better. New this year is a Team Challengeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;not to raceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but to win the coveted â&#x20AC;&#x153;Silver Bed Pan Trophy,â&#x20AC;? a team plaque and pizza party. Points are awarded for volunteering, pledging and participating, plus thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no limit to the number of team members you can have. Teams that register before April 1, 2013, will also have a chance to win a coffee party courtesy of The Grind with Mark and Ingrid of Hits 95.5 â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are really proud of this event and are excited to see participant and donation numbers grow each year. The new team challenge is a fun way for organizations, families, and groups of friends to get involved and support TMHF,â&#x20AC;? says Colleen Vickers, Special Events Co-ordinator, City of Quinte West. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tri & Run Sports, the title sponsor of the event, has donated some really great prizes for pledge earners too!â&#x20AC;? Vickers adds. For those not up for the half marathon, ten- or five-kilometre, there is something for you too! You can walk the Hospital Mile with Mayor Williams and show your support for Trenton Memorial Hospital. The Healthy Half has distances for all ages and all fitness levels. If you arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t up to the challenge, you can sponsor a walker or runner, or volunteer. All participants are encouraged to fund raise



Seasons Dufferin Centre residents have a good time By Kate Everson

EMC Lifestyles - Trenton - Residents had a good time participating in a video for the Seasons Dufferin Centre. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Inspired by the number of viral videos featuring seniors, Seasons Retirement Communities is jumping on the bandwagon by filming a lip-dub to the song â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good Timeâ&#x20AC;? by Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City at each of its eight retirement residences,â&#x20AC;? said Natalie Gash, marketing co-ordinator.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The residents here are hilarious.â&#x20AC;? About 30 residents of the Trenton retirement home dressed up in nightgowns or party dresses, big sunglasses or bright red boas to show their best side. While music blared, the residents sang and jumped around, waved their arms and laughed. It was definitely a good time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The residents here are hilarious,â&#x20AC;? said Natalie Gash whose younger sister Stephanie did all the videotaping. Lisa Schroedter, lifestyle services Some seniors got videotaped while snuggling in bed together upstairs in one of the manager for the Seasons Dufferin Centre, suites. Photo: Kate Everson jumped in and got the crowd going. Joyce Mitchell played piano, Les Locke held a guitar, while a couple of ladies snuggled up to the bar and ordered one more martini, extra dry. A couple of the ladies even got into bed upstairs in one of EMC Business - Trenton - There is a the suites. With a little urging they leaped new restaurant now open at 159 Dundas out of bed on cue and began to sing and Street East in Trenton and the owner has dance, smiling into the camera. picked a theme that will be popular with â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is going to be a great video,â&#x20AC;? many people in the region. The new resNatalie said with a laugh. She noted taurant called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Piperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grillâ&#x20AC;? features many of the residents here were familiar Canadian and some Scottish foods to with computers and would watch the start with and has plans to offer â&#x20AC;&#x153;take video on YouTube. One video will be and warm at homeâ&#x20AC;? Scottish foods in made for each centre and a final cut will the near future. They are also going to provide special order items that they can bring in when requested by customers. Recognizing

Marie Castonguay and Margaret Davidson flaunt their boas while ordering a drink for a good time at Seasons. Photo: Kate Everson be a combination of all eight centres. The video will have to be edited down to three minutes, expected to be out on YouTube in about a month. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Developing a Seasons Facebook page and making a video for YouTube demonstrates what it is like to live and work in a Seasons retirement community,â&#x20AC;? stated Chief Operating Officer Michael Lavallee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It debunks stereotypes about retirement residence living. We think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be great.â&#x20AC;?

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The owner of Piperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grill is Anne Chatten, a Brighton girl who has been living in Trenton for the past three years with her fiancĂŠ Stew Lowe. Together they have been seeking a business opportunity in the Quinte Region and found this location last December. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a vision of what this place could be and basically built it day by day until it became what it is today, a place to call our own,â&#x20AC;? says Chatten. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have done it without the help from our family and support from friends; a special thanks to my dad who was here every day helping us with the renovations.â&#x20AC;? The Scottish theme does not end with the food at Pipers Grill. The 8 Wing Pipe and Drum band has made significant contributions to the decor of the establishment with pictures and tartan and customers are overwhelmed with the changes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It looks a lot different from its old Ace Submarine days,â&#x20AC;? says Chatten. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The place really needed a new look and after a lot of hard work and long days we have it. We even have plans to have a piper at the restaurant at special occasions in the futureâ&#x20AC;?. Everyone is invited to come down and check out the exciting menu at Pipers Grill; call 613394-4407 for more information or check out their Facebook page.

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QHC continues with process to close funding gap how this could impact the maternity services at PECMH. â&#x20AC;˘ There will be an extensive plan for bed reductions to ensure internal and community supports are in place before the beds start closing. This includes clinical pathways developed in partnership with staff and physicians. â&#x20AC;˘ Additional ideas have led to more than $1 million in savings in the administrative and support areas. â&#x20AC;˘ The Surgery Program will spend more time looking at options for endoscopy services which will broaden consultation to include the Prince Edward County physicians. â&#x20AC;˘ Diverting less urgent patients from the emergency rooms will be a longerterm change, once more options are available in the communities. â&#x20AC;˘ The implementation planning teams will include further physician engagement and participation. At their meeting, the board also received an overview of the consultation process and a summary of the feedback QHC has heard from its staff, physicians, partners and community members. Since late October, QHC management has consulted with hundreds of staff members, physicians, volunteers, Foundation partners and community members, with the goal of providing everyone the opportunity to provide input and offer suggested




changes to the proposals. This will be an ongoing consultation process as QHC begins the staff planning process with its union partners and works on the more detailed implementation plans and timelines. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We received many excellent suggestions from staff, physicians and partners to help shape the draft proposals going to the board. In addition, there were many revenue generation and cost savings ideas that we have already incorporated or we will investigate,â&#x20AC;? said Mary Clare Egberts, president and CEO. QHC announced in fall 2012 that the anticipated financial gap between expected revenues and expenses could be as high as $10 million for its fiscal year that starts April 1, and could climb by an additional $5 million in future years. This is driven primarily by a change to the hospital funding formula which will lead to substantial decreases in QHCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s funding for the foreseeable future. QHCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board expects the hospital to operate within a balanced budget and the Local Health Integration Network is required by law to ensure that all hospitals balance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To address these funding changes, hospitals like ours must focus more on the complex cases, difficult surgeries and most critically ill patients that truly require hospital-based care,â&#x20AC;? said Ms. Egberts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Other health care providers


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EMC News - Matt Bewsky has played a leprechaun for the Gleaners Food Bank for eight years now, and with the 2013 Shamrocks on the Wall Campaign kicking off once again on March 1, he was out in full gear at the Quinte Mall. Shamrocks are $2 or three for $5, and this year the top prize features a $500 travel voucher from Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Trenton, while second prize is a two-nights stay at Best Western in Toronto with Blue Jays tickets, courtesy of Williams Hotels. Photo: Steve Jessel



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EMC News - Belleville - At their meeting recently, the Quinte Health Care (QHC) Board of Directors endorsed in principle a set of amended proposed solutions to address the hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s funding gap for the 2013/2014 fiscal year. QHC management will continue to make any final adjustments to the proposals arising from further consultation, including the upcoming staff planning process with its union partners. Based on the consultation process, the original proposed solutions were amended or augmented as follows: â&#x20AC;˘ Ambulances would take certain types of patients who require surgery or more specialized care directly to BGH, rather than stopping first at PECMH or TMH (e.g., a patient with a fractured hip). This would ensure the patient is accessing the care they need faster, and with less use of ambulance services. All QHC hospitals will continue to have 24-hour, seven-day-a-week emergency rooms. â&#x20AC;˘ PECMH bed reductions would be implemented over a longer timeframe. The current proposal is to reduce by four medicine beds in 2013/2014. The goal would then be to have the community and internal supports in place to be able to reduce by another three medicine beds in 2014/2015. There will need to be further discussion over the coming weeks to determine





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By Ray Yurkowski

Teacher involvement is needed

EMC News - Brighton - The reinstatement of extracurricular activities in high schools was welcome news to East Northumberland Secondary School physical education director Tim Larry. Now he’s calling for school boards to open their wallets and fund scholastic sports. “The news of our union allowing for the resumption of extracurricular activities was welcomed at our school,” said Larry. “We appear to have most, if not all, of our spring-season coaches back. However, around the district and the province, only time will tell how many teachercoaches decide to return to volunteering.” “Teachers have always known the value of extracurricular activities,” he added. “School sport, as do all extracurricular activities, needs teacher involvement.”

But Larry contends; if school boards footed the bill, all students would be able to participate without the worry of affordability. “It costs a lot of money to run school sports,” he said. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) opened the door to resuming after-school activities after a vote on February 22. But, at a news conference after the decision, OSSTF president Ken Coran said a “significant” portion of the membership—about 60 per cent of their 60,000 members—was upset

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and stressed the decision to return to support for extracurricular activities was “difficult” but extracurricular activities will be an teachers were “standing up for what we felt was important issue in our profession and society in general. individual one. “We felt it was the right thing to do at the time.” Larry says the decision to withdraw

Nomination deadline extended

By Ray Yurkowski

EMC News - Brighton - A call for nominations for Brighton’s civic awards has, so far, fallen on deaf ears and for the first time in its history, the deadline has been extended. Only a handful of candidates have trickled in, eight as of the end of last week. However, Civic Awards Committee members wonder if some of the categories have either only one nominee or none. And that won’t be known until the envelopes are opened after the deadline on March 15. “It’s very unusual,” says committee chairperson Sandra Dunk, who has served on the committee since the inception of the awards in 2007. “Maybe we’ve got a lot of snowbirds away.”

Even the labour unrest at the local schools may have played a role she adds. “We always had a lot of youth nominations from the teachers,” she says. But not so this time around. The awards honour individuals, organizations and community groups for their work in making Brighton a better place. They include: citizen of the year; junior citizen of the year; achievement in the arts; community service; athletic achievement; and the mystery award, where the nominator can name the category and who they think deserves to win. Nominees must be residents of Brighton or demonstrate outstanding service and contribution to the Brighton community. In the case of a business, it must be operating from a Brighton location. The civic awards gala is scheduled for April 13 at the King Edward Park Community Centre. Nomination forms are available at the municipal office at 35 Alice Street or on the municipal web site, <>. Click “Quick Links,” then “Civic Awards.”

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A word from the Founder... The Brighton Legion Branch 100 public speaking competition contestants pose for a photo before the contest. At right is the event organizer Astrida Jenkinson-Chalmers. Photo: Ray Yurkowski

EMC News - Brighton - It was a war of words last weekend at the annual Royal Canadian Legion public speaking contest, held at Brighton Branch 100. According to the rules, all of the speeches were between three to five minutes long and on any topic selected by the participant.

“According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking.” Twenty-five contestants representing three age categories— Primary (Grades 1 to 3); Junior (Grades 4 to 6); and Intermediate (Grades 7 to 9)—were entered to vie for branch level honours, the first rung in the provincial competition. The winner in each class advances to the zone level, to be held at Trenton on March 24. From there, it’s on to the

district and then the provincial level, which will be held in Toronto on May 4. According to the judges, the top three in each division are, in order: (Primary) Caleb Reid, Spring Valley Public School; Charlotte Scott, Spring Valley Public School; Caleb Hogan, Spring Valley Public School; (Junior) Aidan Hussey, Brighton Public School; Samuel Phillips, Brighton Public School; Cara Bustos, Brighton Public School; and (Intermediate) Naomi Dunleavy, Goodwin Learning Centre; Charlotte Coxhead, Brighton Public School; Kelly-Lynn Galt, Brighton Public School. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld had his own take on standing in front of a crowd and giving a speech. “According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking,” he said. “Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.”

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No Sunday gun hunting in Brighton By Ray Yurkowski

EMC News - Brighton - For the third time since 2005 municipal council has rejected Sunday gun hunting in Brighton. Appearing as a delegation at their regular meeting on Monday night, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters government relations manager Greg Farrant told council, “The Town of Brighton is one of only a handful of municipalities in eastern Ontario that have not yet adopted Sunday gun hunting.” He cited $50 million in crop and livestock damage by wildlife every year, wildlife management, public safety and economics as reasons why Brighton should consider adopting the practice. “This issue is probably the one I’ve received the most phone calls about since I became a councillor,” said Councillor Tom Rittwage. “We have an interesting situation here in Brighton. We have our urban centre and we have our rural areas, and to me, the key is to strike a good balance.” When asked if Brighton could tailor a bylaw to suit the municipality, Farrant explained, “the Ministry [of Natural Resources] has taken the vantage point of it’s either in or it’s out. The policy is either you adopt it or don’t adopt it. You can’t single out specific species or specific areas of the municipality or you can or cannot. “You’re not being asked to adopt a bylaw, you’re being asked to pass a simple motion, a one-line motion, that the town of Brighton adopts Sunday gun hunting. That’s all it is.” Later in the meeting, municipal planner Ken Hurford delivered his report on the issue, noting that Brighton does have a bylaw prohibiting the discharge of firearms in the urban area as well as within the hamlets, shoreline residential areas, Spring Valley Public School property and municipal property where the water wells and reservoir are located. “Obviously, the issue we have here is balancing a person’s right to having a nice quiet Sunday to a person who wants to be able to shoot something,” said Rittwage. “I’ve been approached by citizens that don’t and by citizens that do hunt,” said Councillor Mike Vandertoorn, who has served on municipal council through all three debates. “All of them have asked me to not approve Sunday gun hunting. I


don’t believe we need to go down this road again because the message hasn’t changed a whole lot.” “I’ve also had a number of calls from different people and a number of those people are hunters and they don’t support Sunday gun hunting,” added Councillor John Martinello. Council received both the delegation and Hurford’s report as information with no further action.

Residents rally to Save Our Hospital Services By Kate Everson

EMC News - Trenton - Residents rallied in front of Trenton Memorial Hospital on Monday morning, showing support for hospital services despite proposed cutbacks from Quinte Health Care and the province. “I’m thrilled at the turnout,” said Councillor Sally Freeman, “considering the weather.” Freeman said she organized eight busloads to Queen’s Park in 1995 to protest hospital services and she will do it again if she has to. “We may have to go back,” she said. “We’ll see what comes of this one.” Freeman said the province is trying to take services out of the hospital and put it into home care. “Home care doesn’t work,” she said grimly. “I’ve lived it.” Protestors lined up in front of the hospital holding signs as cars went by honking their support. “I’m tired of seeing cuts,” said Tom Alexander with his wife Germaine. “We’ve lived here all our lives.”

(Above and below) Protestors walked in front of Trenton Memorial Hospital protesting any more cuts to services. Photos: Kate Everson


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EMC News - Trenton - A big donation from Whitley Insurance and Financial Services has brought the Trenton Rowing and Paddling Club much closer to their $100,000 goal for their Capital Campaign. The Club has been fund raising for the past nine months to raise the money needed to build a boat house on the east bank of the Trent River in downtown Trenton. The newly constructed boat house will be the base of operations for the club which will start offering programs this spring for both experienced and inexperienced rowers. The club has recently sent out a request for proposals to local contractors and will be awarding the contract later this week. The club expects that building will commence this spring with the boat house completed and docks in the water by June 2013. On February 27 Whitley Insurance and Financial Services made a donation for $10,000 presented by Paul and Sandra Whitley to the Trenton Rowing and Paddling Club which will recognize them as Founding Partners for the club and its new headquarters. “The club would not have been able to make this dream a reality without the support of our local businesses like Whitley Insurance and Financial Services,” says club treasurer and manager at the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce, Suzanne Andrews. “Their support along with private donations from residents and funding from Trenval and the Trenton Kiwanis Club has made this possible and it will be a great boost to our entire community to have increased activity along our waterfront.


Drumming student needs better access to kit show went extremely smoothly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seats are limited,â&#x20AC;? Couch adds, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and we do recommend calling ahead to be guaranteed a seat.â&#x20AC;? Advance tickets can be ordered by calling 613-848-5678 although some seats are expected to be available at the door before the show. And Cook will be there as well with samples of his own clothing designs he has been busy selling and promoting to

help raise funds and drum up further support. After finding another ally in Twisted Mounty, the Stirling-based clothing designer headed by Phil Kerr and Greg Means, Cook has added his hotwheelz slant to his own clothing line.

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Phil Cook needs a new wheelchair before he can start practising the drums, and local musicians Wrought Iron Roots have planned a fund-raising Jamboree at the Frankford Legion on April 14 to help get him closer to his kit. Pictured with Cook are Bruce Forsythe, Travis Whaley, Richard Ellis, Brandon Whaley and Lynzi Couch.

DocFest edition of 2013 a hit

EMC Entertainment - Belleville The stars were shining bright for the opening gala for the second annual Belleville International Downtown Documentary Film Festival as filmmakers, guests and dignitaries crowded the lobby of the Empire Theatre on Friday, March 1, for the official gala to kick off the 2013 festival. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s awesome,â&#x20AC;? said DocFest co-chair Gary Magwood, when asked how it felt to finally open the festival. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The fascinating part is, anything like this if you put a team together, really good folks, and you put an idea out there that has some merit, folks will come.â&#x20AC;? After a highly successful inaugural outing last year, DocFest returned with a vengeance in 2013, featuring even more films over more days. From March 1 to 3, festival-goers could take their pick of 47 different documentary films, ranging from the Oscar-winning documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Searching for Sugar Manâ&#x20AC;? to films from local film makers.One of those films was the documentary Mladic, Srebrenica and Justice which was produced after the arrest of the most wanted war criminal from the Bosnian civil war, General Ratko Mladic, who was later indicted for genocide committed during the conflict. Local film maker Darko Zeljkovic, who produced the film, said DocFest was a great way to bring the story to an even wider audience. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s another venue to educate people, documentaries are usually about educating people about certain issues, so this one is important to me,â&#x20AC;? Zeljkovic said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not about raising my profile; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not after that to be honest.â&#x20AC;? The festival this year also included high-profile guests including film maker and activist Velcrow Ripper and Junoaward winning artist Jason Collett, who each played their part to make the festival a success. MP Daryl Kramp, Belleville Mayor Neil Ellis, and Ryan WIlliams, president of the Bay of Quinte Tourist Council, were also on hand for the red carpet event, and it was easy to tell DocFest had made an impression. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you look at the turnout this year,

weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to have to get bigger buildings to hold this,â&#x20AC;? said El- and moreover for downtown Belleville, lis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is one of the events that I feel we can grow on, and in especially the first weekend of March, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 20 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or not even 20 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;in five years itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just going to incredible to see this kind of turnout.â&#x20AC;? grow in numbers, so kudos to all the volunteers and the help. It shows the arts are alive and well in Belleville.â&#x20AC;? Williams said the city had seen a noticeable increase of hotel room bookings for the festival, and that he hopes to see a similar impact in years to come. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great to have it back, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great to have it downtown, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  bigger and better this year and we want to see this expand every year,â&#x20AC;? WIlliams said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For a tourism event for Bay of Quinte


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jamboree in which 100 per cent of the proceeds would go to Philâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cause,â&#x20AC;? she notes, adding wheelchairs that can cost thousands of dollars are beyond many individualâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial means. And those listed on the slate of performers, she says, were all eager to offer their services in support. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will all be worth it in the end and will be considered a success if we can make any amount for Phil,â&#x20AC;? Couch says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But of course we are hoping for a full house.â&#x20AC;? And the show, she says, will be well worth the $15 ticket price. Scheduled for the Frankford Legion on Sunday, April 14, from 1 to 4 p.m., the lineup includes Steve and Spike Piticco who, â&#x20AC;&#x153;have talents beyond words, and are extremely well known all over the country and beyond,â&#x20AC;? says Couch. Also performing are Debbie McLean, Julie Simpson, Robin Edgar and Stompinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Jon who are all local musicians with many musical achievements under their belts. Rounding out the show will be John and Rita Harpell, who will be providing music as well as the sound, she says. The plan came together quickly, Couch admits, and organizers are hopeful the show will help get Cookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s musical pursuits on track. Once the venue was donated, she says, the organizing of the


EMC News - Trenton - Phil Cook has a strong appreciation for music, and a new set of drums just waiting to be played, but his bulky electric wheelchair isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t letting him practise. The 21-year-old, who prefers to focus on his abilities rather than his disabilities and on solutions rather than problems, is also known as Hotwheelz, but he admits that in order to pursue his passion for music, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll need a new chair. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get in close enough,â&#x20AC;? he says of the five-piece kit in his bedroom, adding the armrests on the chair limit his movement further. So he found a sleek new model, without the electrics or armrests, and tested it out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I need,â&#x20AC;? he says indicating a photograph on his computer screen. But with a price tag of more than $5,000 and a recent fund raiser netting less than $30, Cook was still a long way from reaching his drums. Then, through drummer Richard Ellis, Wrought Iron Roots heard about it. The band, made up of Trenton musicians Travis and Brandon Whaley, Richard Ellis and Bruce Forsythe and Stirlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lynzi Couch, say itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about accessibility. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just wanted to help,â&#x20AC;? says Couch. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Together Richard and I have been busy promoting and organizing this

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the Vismarkt (Fish Market) has now undergone a fantastic, vibrant change and has been “reborn” as the Lamot Congress and Heritage Centre. This ultramodern glass structure also includes a popular restaurant, the Grand Café Lamot, a fine dining establishment that’s located right on the banks of the city’s Dijle River. I dined here, with its eye-popping views along the river, and I even tried an appetizer that featured a Mechelen specialty: cuckoo. The demise of the old Lamot Brewery seemed catastrophic at the time, but out of this closure has emerged a new, modern, welcome addition to the waterfront area—and even the brewery’s former offices have been replaced by Puro, a plush split-level bar and restaurant. Another welcome addition to the area is the Hotel Ve (where I stayed). This building, built in 1923, was a factory used for smoking fish, after all, it’s located on the Fish Market and beside the river. Now it has re-emerged as a trendy hotel (part of the Mercure chain), and instead of hiding its history, it revels in it. For example, the old factory chimney is now used as the hotel’s main staircase, and it has been painted black, to simulate its former sootiness. By using such interesting strategies and techniques, the hotel has managed to combine the building’s industrial elements with contemporary architecture and luxury. Such interesting renovations and innovations are having the added bonus of luring more visitors back to this beautiful city, and once the tourists arrive, they’ll soon realize what this intriguing destination has to offer. For example, they’ll find eight historic churches in the city centre itself, as well as the Grote Markt, the large city square with its well preserved historic houses, the Mechelen Town Hall which contains both the Cloth Hall and the Palace of the Great Council, the Aldermen’s House dating from the 13th century and now housing the City Museum, a bust of Ludwig van Beethoven (his grandfather resided here), and a bronze statue of Mechelen’s mascot, Op-Sinjoorke. There’s also Margaret of York’s Palace which is now the City Theatre, Margaret of Austria’s Palace which is now a Court of Justice, The former Lamot Brewery has been converted into the Lamot Con-

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tower which dominates the city centre. I ascended the more than 500 stairs (yes, it’s quite a climb!) to the top of the spiral staircase, stopping at six rooms, including the crane, bell, and carillon rooms, along the way, to catch my breath. I then emerged to an awesome overview of the city on the Sky Walk platform; on a clear day, glimpses of both Antwerp and Brussels are possible. I then had to make the long descent, for there’s no elevator in this historic tower and, of course, I visited the interior of St. Rumbold’s Cathedral, too. Mechelen is certainly rich in history, and I found lots to see and do here, but I was also impressed by the ongoing changes and improvements being made, including such regeneration projects as the newly completed Holocaust and Human Rights Museum located in a former transit camp, the floating walkway along the Dijle River, and the re-opening of some of the city’s picturesque canals that had been bricked over centuries ago. For more information <www.>. 

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EMC News - Brighton - Agrium Advanced Technologies is asking area students, â&#x20AC;&#x153;What can you do to improve your watershed?â&#x20AC;? In partnership with the Lower Trent Conservation (LTC) Authority, Agrium is looking for entries in the annual Caring For Our Watersheds contest. Locally, the contest is open to Grades 8 and 9 students at Campbellford District High School, East Northumberland Secondary School, Brighton Public School, Hillcrest Public School, Kent Public School, Percy Centennial and St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholic Elementary School. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our message right now is: this is a great opportunity, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s money to be won and there is potential for doing a great thing for the environment,â&#x20AC;? says LTC communications co-ordinator Marilyn Bucholtz. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Students have incredible ideas on how to improve our local environment and we are committed to helping them make their ideas happen,â&#x20AC;? added Agrium program co-ordinator Lindsey Metheral, in a telephone interview last week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The contest is all about getting students engaged in the community, gaining an understanding of what is happening in the environment and really empowering them to make a difference.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The environment is a hot topic right now and students are learning more about it in school but a contest like this makes it more real. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not just learning about it in the classroom, they can actually go into the community and make their ideas happen.â&#x20AC;? To enter, students must identify an environmental concern, do the research and identify a realistic solution to the problem in a proposal using graphics, models, photos or videos to supplement the idea. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t an essay on what a watershed is,â&#x20AC;? say the contest rules. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a proposal to the community on one solution that would make an actual difference to the planet. Think your idea through as if you were actually going to do it and afterward, we just might fund it.â&#x20AC;? The winning entrants can win $1,000 for themselves and $1,000 for their school, but the key to the success of the program relies in taking action after the contest. All students are encouraged to implement their ideas and an additional $10,000 in funding is available to help make those ideas a reality. Entries will be judged on innovation, environmental impact, comprehensive scope and communication, budget, how realistic the solution is and

visuals. This year, Caring For Our Watersheds contests are being offered in Canada within Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta; in the United States in Colorado, California, Ohio, Virginia and Washington DC; as well as Argentina and Australia. Time is running out though, the local entry deadline is March 25. The top six ďŹ nalists will

be selected to make a ďŹ ve-minute presentation to a panel of judges and public audience at Timber Ridge Golf Course, during Earth Week, on April 25. Prospective entrants can call LTC special projects co-ordinator Anne Anderson at 613-394-4829, extension 219, or log onto <> or <> for more information.

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Detention leads to music for Glee Club cast By Richard Turtle

EMC Entertainment - Stirling - With March Break approaching, members of the Stirling Festival Theatreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Young Company will find themselves not only back at school, but in detention. But, says first time director Kate Nicholas, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll sing and dance their way out of it. The most recent offering, Glee Club Confidential, will be featured on the Stirling Theatre stage from March 12 to 17 with a total of eight shows slated for morning, afternoon and evening. Nicholas, who has been involved in eight past productions by the young company, has taken on the duties of assistant director before but the upcoming show marks her debut as a director. And sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already quite certain the show will be a crowd-pleaser. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got the best cast I could possibly ask for,â&#x20AC;? she says, noting the show is coming together well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the best cast Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever worked with.â&#x20AC;? The list of 11 performers includes several returning company members as well as a few new faces. Most, says Nicholas, hail from Stirling and Belleville. They take on a range of student roles familiar to many, from teacherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pet to jock to drama queen, with cast members Emma Good, Natalie Cummings and Bronson Kozdas playing the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s librarian, gym teacher and vice principal. The irreverent students who wind up in detention as a result of an unauthorized flash mob in the library include Rylee Bremner, Sam Orr, Riley Kay, Kyle Ellis, Rowan Vance, Niamh Shudall, Ella Bannon and Dallin Whitford. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sort of a cross between Glee and The Breakfast Club,â&#x20AC;? Nicholas says of the script she co-wrote with SFT Managing Director David Vanderlip. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lots of music. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lots and lots of music,â&#x20AC;? she adds. So playing choreographer has also been part of her directorial duties as well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are some show tunes, some classics, Pink Floyd, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really a hodge-podge,â&#x20AC;? she says of the music selected for its relevance to various moments in the show. Also working behind the scenes on the show are Jen Caddick, Nancy Garrod, Annie Nicholas, Donna Carlisle and Brian Kay. Stirling Festival Theatre Young Company cast members are currently in rehearsal for their March Break show Glee Club ConfiTickets for the show are $8 and available at the SFT box dential. The show runs from March 12 to 17 and offers plenty of musical entertainment as the young students endure a rather office or by calling 613-395-2100. telling detention. Tickets are available at the box office with all seats priced at $8. Photo: Richard Turtle



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CITY OF QUINTE WEST Invites applications for a Records Management/Council Support Assistant 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 Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s License and clean Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Application: Records Management/Council Support Assistantâ&#x20AC;? 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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Parks & Open Spaces Division â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;2013 Casual Employment Opportunities- Confidentialâ&#x20AC;? to the undersigned: Tim Osborne, CMM III Manager of Human Resources City of Quinte West, 7 Creswell Drive P.O. Box 490 Trenton, ON K8V 5R6 Telephone (613) 392-2841 ext.4437 Fax (613) 392-5608

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Subject to budget approval the Corporation of the Municipality of Brighton invites qualified and experienced contractors to submit a quote to supply the necessary labour, materials, supervision and equipment to supply and install a twenty-five by five foot pedestrian bridge over the creek at King Edward Park complete with grade at a site near the playground area. The successful respondent shall conform to all terms and conditions in the RFP documents. Specifications and required forms are available from the Public Works and Development office at 67 Sharp Road, Brighton. Questions must be received in writing, and be directed to Jim Millar, Director of Parks and Recreation, via e-mail at BUSINESS SERVICES

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS SHADE SHELTERS AND OTHER PARK AMMENITIES AT KING EDWARD PARK RFP # REC 2013-02 Subject to budget approval, the Corporation of the Municipality of Brighton invites qualified and experienced contractors to submit a quote to supply the necessary labour, materials, supervision and equipment to: a) Construct a 925 square foot (approx) concrete pad. b) Supply and install three 12 x 12 shade structures with removable covers, on steel anchors. c) Supply and install picnic tables and park benches and garbage cans. Specifications and required forms are available from the Public Works and Development office at 67 Sharp Road, Brighton. Questions must be received in writing, and be directed to Jim Millar, Director of Parks and Recreation, via e-mail at Sealed proposals including all required forms, clearly marked as to the contents, will be received at the Public Works and Development office, 67 Sharp Road, Brighton until: 11:30 A.M. THURSDAY MARCH 21ST, 2013 A site visit for all interested proponents will take place at King Edward Park on Wednesday, March 13th, at 10:00am. 75 Elizabeth St., Brighton, ON, K0K 1H0.

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BELLEVILLE OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meeting every Friday, 10 a.m. Calvary Temple, corner of Wallbridge Loyalist and Hwy 2 West. Contact Dianne 613-392-0081. BELLEVILLE BRAIN Tumour Support Group meet the second Wed. at 7:30 p.m. at Eastminster United Church. If you or someone you know has been affected by a brain tumour come join us. FRIDAY 8 March: International Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day at the the Core, 223 Pinnacle St. Belleville. A presentation and a march through downtown Belleville at 10:30 PM BELLEVILLE OSTOMY Support group, Thursday 14 March, 7.00pm. Room P10 at the Loyalist Business and Development Centre, Belleville OPEN DOOR CafĂŠ - Every Wednesday from 11:30am to 1:00pm at Eastminster United Church, 432 Bridge St. E, Belleville. No cost however donations are accepted. Info: 613 969-5212. CANADIAN AUTHOR and activist Marina Nemat visits Belleville Public 24

Library, Saturday March 9, 10:30 a.m. Info: 613-968-6731 x2237. SATURDAY 9 March: Marina Nemat, author of â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Prisoner of Tehranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;After Tehranâ&#x20AC;?, 10:30 AM,the Belleville Public Library, 3rd ďŹ&#x201A;oor, 254 Pinnacle St. All welcome. Free. THE ANAF Unit 201 Pipes and Drums is recruiting members. Free lessons and Band practices are at the ANAF Unit 201 (upper Floor) 187 Front St, Belleville, Tuesdays 630-830pm. All are welcome. For info: THE REGULAR meeting of the Quinte Grannies for Africa, St. Thomasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Church (Bridge and Church St) Saturday, March 9. Breakfast/social time at 8:30 a.m., meeting at 9:00. Everyone welcome. Just bring yourself and your coffee mug TUESDAY MARCH 12, 1-3 PM, Community Employment Services presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Job Search 101: Student Editionâ&#x20AC;? especially for students preparing to search for a summer job or part-time job during the school year. A free workshop. Info: 613-966-0205 DANCE WITH SHYLO, Friday, March

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8, Belleville Club 39 at Belleville Fish & Game Club Hall, 8 pm to midnight. Lunch served. Members $10. Non members $12. Singles and couples welcome. For info: 613-354-2488 or 613-966-1718 FREE NOON Recitals featuring music for the Lenten Season. Tues., 12 and 19. 12:15 to 12:45. Freewill donations. Bridge St. United Church, 60 Bridge St. E., Belleville. MARCH 13 luncheon 12-2 pm, 290 Bridge St. W. (Salvation Army). $10. Learn dental health with Dr. ter Haar, music by Diane Sayeau and guest speaker Cheryl Fisher from Kingston. Free nursery. Reservations, call Darlene 613-961-0956. QUINTE SENIORS Euchre Club meets at the Parkdale Community Centre every Mon. at 1:30 pm. Everyone 50 plus welcome. Cost $3.00 includes door prize, 50/50 draw and euchre score prizes THE SCHIZOPHRENIA Support Services support meetings. Second Wednesday of the month, 7- 8:30pm. Canadian Mental Health Association OfďŹ ces, 199 Front St., Belleville. Sara MacDonald (613)888-5322.

FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 3rd ďŹ&#x201A;oor of the Belleville Public Library. Pianist/vocalist Duncan Cooper will host â&#x20AC;&#x153;Swinging on a Starâ&#x20AC;?, a presentation on Hollywood songwriter, James Van Heusen. Info: 613-968-6731 x2240 or e-mail MARCH ART Openings Receptions, the John M. Parrott Art Gallery on Saturday, March 9, 2-4 pm. In Gallery 1 and 2, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Airolaâ&#x20AC;? the work of artist Paavo Airola and his students. In Gallery 3, local mixed media artist Bob Pennycook. MARCH 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., â&#x20AC;&#x153;Open Studio Tuesdaysâ&#x20AC;? program. This unstructured program is a great place for both the novice and experienced artist to get together to create. Free. Third ďŹ&#x201A;oor, Belleville Public Library. Info: 613-968-6731 x2240 or email

BRIGHTON CARPET BOWLING at Brighton Community Centre, 75 Elizabeth Street every Monday and Thursday 12.30 to 4 pm. New members welcome. Come out for a free trial. PARKINSON SUPPORT Group (Brigh-

ton and surrounding areas). Wednesday, March 13 monthly meeting at The Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, 204 Main Street at 12:30. Info: Lynne at 613-475-9267 BRIGHTON DRUM Circle welcomes experienced and novice drummers to sessions every second Thursday 6:30-8:30 p.m. For details, email twelvedrummers@ CANADIAN RED Cross Babysitting Course, Brighton Public Library, March 14. Ages 11 and over. Call 613-475-2511 FRIDAY MARCH 8, St. Pattyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub Night, Brighton Legion. Dinner 6-7 pm, Beef Stew and bread pudding. Entertainment with Frank Blanchet 7 pm. to closing. Cost: $12.00

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 ShufďŹ&#x201A;eboard. Friday 1:30 pm, Cribbage, 7:30 pm Euchre. Continued on page 25


GLEN MILLER Buffet Lunch, Christ Church Glen Miller, 770 Trenton / Frankford Rd. Wed, March 13, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Cost $8.00. A choice of two soups, hot dishes, cold sandwich fixings, dessert, tea & coffee. Take-outs available, call (613)394-7236 between 10-11 a.m. Pick-up at 11:30, No delivery

HASTINGS TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meetings Wednesdays at the Trinity United Church, Hastings. Weigh-in 5:15-6:15pm and meeting 6:30-7:30 pm. Join anytime. For info Kathy (705) 696-3359 Hastings Legion, Zumba classes every Monday night. $3.00 per person.

Everyone welcome. Info: Vicky at 705696-2363 Hastings Early Years Centre March Break Activities: Music with Guitarist Patrick Kelleher, and Potluck lunch (St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme), Wed Mar 13, 11am. Decorating t-shirts, registration required, Thu Mar 14, 10:00 am Hastings Legion, March 9 Pinata Whack. 2-6pm , all proceeds to the local food bank.

Havelock Seniors Club weekly events: Cribbage Mondays 1 pm. Euchre Wednesdays 7 pm and Fridays 1 pm. Bid Euchre Thursdays 1 pm. Bingo every Wednesday at Havelock Community Centre sponsored by the Havelock Lions. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Early birds 7:00 p.m., regular start 7:30 p.m. Info: Lion John at tapa1944@ 705 778 7362. March 13, Music for Muppets, Warsaw Arena. The arena will be open for skatHAVELOCK ing from 10-11 at $2/person and Music Traditional Country Music for Muppets will follow at no cost from Jam Sessions at the Havelock Olâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Town 11- 12:00. Hall, every Wednesday.. Doors open at 12:00, Music at 1:00. Musicians and visi- MADOC tors welcomed and encouraged. Bethesda Boutique, White Lake Havelockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wellness Pro- Bethesda United Church, (Spring Brook gram at the Town Hall, 8 Mathison St. Rd and Hwy 62). Saturday, March 9, 9amin Havelock, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Donations of gently used clothing pm every Tuesday and Thursday. 10-11 appreciated. All clothing $2. Bake table. exercise and 11-12 various activities. Info: 613-473-4388. Call (705)778-7831 Madoc Diners: Monday, Mar 11. St Township of Douro Dummer March Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anglican Church Hall, 115 DurBreak Public Skating. March 10, 12, Douro ham St N. Lunch at noon. Please bring Community Centre. March 10, 12, 13, your own plate, cup, and cutlery. Program 14, Warsaw Community Centre. Info: opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. 705-652-8392 x 210 Continued on page 26


DOUBLE ESTATE AUCTION SUNDAY MARCH 10 at 10:00am PREVIEW 8:30 DAY OF SALE AND SAT 10-3 TAG SALE IN LOWER LEVEL SAT 10-3 Kingsland Church Studios, 139 King Street East Colborne Hwy 401 exit 497 (Big Apple) follow signs. FEATURING: Birkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sterling Flatware â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chantillyâ&#x20AC;? w/Serving Pieces, Wallace â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stradivariâ&#x20AC;? Sterling Flatware, Rare c.1920s Hohner â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trumpet Call â&#x20AC;&#x153; Harmonica w/Original Box, 3 Large Dresden Figurines, Harlander Pottery Charger, Vintage Murano and Venetian Art Glass, Large Maxfield Parrish 1920s Print â&#x20AC;&#x153;Daybreakâ&#x20AC;? in Original Frame, Carved Ivory & Black Jade Figurines, 6 Section Oak Barristers Stacking Bookcase, Large Mid-Victorian 3 Section Banquet Table in Walnut, Rare c.1860s Mahogany Corner China Cabinet w/Marquetry Inlay, Art Nouveau Open Display Cabinet w/Bevelled Glass Mirror, Georgian Mahogany Breakfast Table, 2 c. 1920s Chinese Art Deco Carpets, 4 Rare B/A (British American Oil Company) 10/20/30/40 YR Service Pins in Birkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 14kt Gold inset with Diamonds plus 3 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gulfâ&#x20AC;? Service pins in 10kt inset with Diamonds, Gold & Silver Estate Jewelry, Art, Antique & Vintage Books, China, Crystal, Silverplate Flatware, Coins, Stamps, Collectibles, Primitives, Folk Art, Furniture and much more!


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Warnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auction Hall, 12927 Hwy 2, Just West of Colborne. Selling from a Trenton estate. House hold furnishings, some antiques, collectables, glass, china, tools, dishes, etc. Nearly new single box & matt, dinette table & chair set, dining table & chair, excellent 12 place setting china, several dressers and chests of drawers, selection small tables, small pedestal table w/carved pedestal, selection small hand tools, two small compressors, router mounted to router work table, nice Karcher pressure washer, Shop Vac, silk screening equipment & supplies, garden house with good reels, ant treadle sewing machine, excellent glass top patio table with 6 chairs all like new, set 6 other good cushioned patio chairs, BBQ, plus lots more miscall articles all in excellent condition, lamps, mirrors, pictures, prints, large selection small articles including pots, pans, towels, linens, 2 fur coats, dishes, china, glass, knick knacks, far too many things to list. Sale starts 6:00pm. Viewing from 4:00pm. Terms: Cash, Cheque with ID, Visa, M/C, Interac. (BSZ&8BSOFST"VDUJPOFFSt $&-&#3"5*/(:&"34*/#64*/&44


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

Auctioneer: Allen McGrath

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AUCTION SALE COLIN AND SHARON CHAMBERS 302 ST LAWRENCE STREET EAST, MADOC, ONT. SATURDAY MARCH 16TH AT 11:00 AM EAST of 4 way stop in Madoc on St Lawrence Street. Antique walnut dining room suite with table, 6 chairs, sideboard and china cabinet; antique Eastlake style sideboard, antique pine dough box, antique parlor table, mantle clock, press back chairs, teak round patio table and chairs, oak park bench, loveseat, wrought iron bench, cedar lined trunk, kitchen table and 2 chairs, glider rocker, pine double bed, 2 single beds, bedroom furniture, La-Z-Boy chair, electric woodstove style heater, Frigidaire 9 cu ft. chest freezer, Kenmore dehumidifier, Tempo exercise machine, vintage records, Sony Wega 50â&#x20AC;? projection TV, glasswareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, china pieces, collector plates, cups and saucers, Royal Doulton figurines, Craftsman shop vac, Craftsman 6.5 hp power lawn mower, aluminum ladders, garden tools, hand tools, camping gear, Weber BBQ, wheelbarrow, 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; single axle utility trailerlike new; 16 ft Prospector Kevlar canoe-like new, numerous other articles. TERMS - CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082

Saturday, March 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10am Start, 9am Preview 185 Elmsley St. N., Smiths Falls We will be offering the extremely fine collection for the estate of local collector John Sawers of Portland and 2 other local estates. For pictures and listing visit Next Specialty Antique Auction Easter Monday, April 1 for info or to consign quality collectibles Phone Dave Reid 613-283-1020 or 613-284-5292

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

A Large Quality Estate Auction to Include: Large Collection of First Nations Art, Carvings, Baskets & Beadwork, Silver & Silver Plate, Jewellery, Porcelain, Crystal, Dinner Sets, Bronzes, Victorian Furniture, Several Grandfather Clocks, Mahogany Crank Dining Table, Set of Chairs, Walnut Side Board, Display Cabinets, Chest of Drawers, Light Fixtures, Oil Paintings, Watercolours, Prints, Oriental Carpets, Books & Collectorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Items. ½ Priced Tag Sale Items & Books. Starting @ 9:30 a.m. David Simmons Auctioneer & Appraiser Canteen powered by The Buttermilk CafĂŠ Tel: 905.373.0501 Toll Free: 1.855.503.2963 Fax: 905.373.1467 Email: 9 Elgin St. E., Unit 6, Cobourg ON K9A 0A1


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Sunday, March 10, 2013 - Preview 9:30 a.m. Auction 11:00 a.m. A Large Antique & Collectorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auction to Include: The Second Session of a Life Long Collection of Oil Paintings & Watercolours. Large Amount of Antique Picture Frames, Royal Doulton Figures, Glass, China, Collectorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Items, Books & Jewellery. Please Watch Web Site for Updates. Large Indoor Yard Sale: Sunday @ 9:30 a.m.

Tues Mar 12th @ 6pm Doors open at 5:00pm AUCTION SALE at CL416397

Frankford Legion: Tuesday Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pool 7 p.m. Wednesday Snooker 7 p.m. Thursday nights Ladies Pool 7 p.m. Thursday nights Mens Darts 7 p.m. Friday nights Mixed Darts 7 :30 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous Keep It Simple Group, 8 pm every Thursday at Holy Trinity Anglican Church Hall, 60 Trent St. N. (rear), Frankford. Info: www. or 1-866-951-3711




Codrington Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Institute 7:15 pm, Codrington Community Centre The Campbellford Osteoporosis Codrington Library open Tuesday, Support group meeting,Tuesday March 12, 2-5 pm; Thursday 9:30-11:30 am; Friday 2pm, Campbellford Library. Topic Aids 5-8 pm; Saturday 10am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2pm. for Daily Living. Speaker MaryLynne COLBORNE Taylor for Shoppers Home Health Food Addicts Anonymous Meetings, Campbellford Kinette Bingo Wednesdays, 11-noon, Prospect House, 1 every Thursday at 7pm. Campbellford/ Elgin Street (at King), Colborne, www. Seymour Arena, 313 Front St. N. $1000 Jackpot in 54 numbers, consolation prize of $200. Wheelchair accessible. FOXBORO Lighthouse Diner (soup kitchen). Gospel Pre-spring Sing. March 16, Serving warm, nutritious meals at 12:00 6:30 p.m. Chapel of the Good Shepherd, p.m. every Friday. Come at 10 a.m. for 513 Ashley St., Foxboro. fellowship and games. Provided by Campbellford Free Methodist Church & The FRANKFORD Salvation Army. 73 Ranney Street N. Info: (705)653-4789 or (705)653-4185 Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Weekly Meetings, Wednesday Evenings, or 7-8 p.m. Holy Trinity Anglican Church, IOOF Humanitarian Services, 60 North Trent St. Frankford. For more Ham & Scallop Potatoes Dinner, March information call Fern 613-395-2345 15, 6 pm. 240 Victoria St., Campbellford. $12.50 Adults, $6 children under 8. Tickets: Meat rolls at the Frankford Legion 705-653-0072 or 705-653-3600. Wheel each Friday night at 6 P.M. Tickets $2.00 each chair accessible Sunday Worship Service and Sunday CODRINGTON School at Frankford United Church 10:30 2nd Wednesday of the month, am. All are Welcome! Continued from page 24

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MARMORA The Marmora Crowe Valley Lions Club Country Music Jam Session, Mar. 10, 1-4.30 pm,Marmora Community Centre, Victoria St. Admission $5.00, Entertainers Free, Door prizes, sandwiches, coffee, tea & LCBO. For Info 613-472-2377 Marmora BP Clinic: Tuesday, Mar 12. Caressant Care Common Room, 58 Bursthall St, 9:30-11:00 AM. Open to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Looking At Marmoraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; March 9, 1 p.m., Town Hall, sponsored by Senior Citizensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club. Piano/violin music, History Presentation by Peter Lockyer - help us maintain our historic buildings Marmora Diners: Wednesday, Mar 13. Marmora and District community Centre, Victoria Ave. Lunch at noon. Please bring your own plate, cup, and cutlery. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. MUSIC: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Amazing Jamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 2nd Sunday of the month, 3-5 pm, The Marmora Inn, 29 Bursthall St. Folk, blues, country, punk and

more. All acoustic instruments welcome. 613-395-3257 or â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Safari Adventureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at the Marmora and Lake Public Library, Tuesday, March 12, 1:30-3:00. Children 4 years and up. Crafts, snacks, activities, books and more. Visit the library or call 613472-3122 to register. Marmora Legion: Bid Euchre Tournament - Mar. 10, 1:00 p.m. Lunch Available. Bingo every Monday at 7 pm

NORWOOD Asphodel Norwood Public Library, Norwood Branch: Tuesday, March 12, â&#x20AC;&#x153;March Break Bingo for Kidsâ&#x20AC;?, 3 pm. Wednesday, March 13, St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Story Time, 10 am

P.E. COUNTY Albury Friendship Group - Quilts for sale each Wed 10 am - 12 noon. Albury Church Rednersville Rd. Proceeds to local charities for women. Consecon Legion Senior Bid Euchre every Tuesday, 7 pm, cost $5.00. Mixed Fun Darts every Thursday, 7 pm.

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STIRLING Weekly Monday Night Bingo, Upstairs of Stirling Arena. Cards on sale at 6:15pm. Starts at 6:50pm. Proceeds to support community projects. Sponsored by Stirling & District Lions Club. Stirling Blood Pressure Clinic: Thursday, Mar 14. 204 Church St, Seniors Building Common Room from 9 AM to 12PM. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. The Stirlling Festival Theatre presents Glee Club Confidential March 12-17. All seats $8. For tickets: 1-877-312-1162 or Club 55 Bid Euchre, Stirling Legion, Saturday, March 9, 1 p.m.

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Saturday, March 9, 413 Wing, 230 North Murray St, noon to 4:00 p.m. Open to everyone. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards the Bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trip to Scotland in 2014. Knights of Columbus- March 14, Roast Beef Dinner with all fixings, dessert, tea & coffee. 57 Stella Cres. Trenton. 5pm-7pm. Cost $10.00. Take out available. Everyone is welcomed The Trenton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary monthly board meeting Monday, March 11, 1:30 pm, board room on the 2nd floor of the hospital. All volunteers, and the public are welcome. Info: Karen White 613 965 0423 8 Wing CFB Trenton Officersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Mess Ladies Club Flower Arrangement Seminar presented by Sheila Fernley, March 13 at 6:30 pm in the Upper Lounge Officersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Mess. Admission: Members free and invited guests of members $5. Light refreshments. For more info: The Quinte Region Of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Circle Of Friendsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; meeting Thursday, March 14, 6:30pm, Recreation Center of Kenron Estates, Bayside. For info: Vicki at 613-

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On The Rocks: Trenton Curling Club News

EMC Sports - Trenton - As well as regular league curling this past week, the club was also home to three other curling events. First up was a large group of students from Trenton High School, who came to learn the sport of curling as part of their physical education curriculum. Four classes from Grades 9 to 12 took to the ice in either a morning or afternoon session. Scheduled over five days per class, this would give each student a solid introduction to the sport. Each session saw 64 students descend on the club to be tutored by a number of club volunteers. As with students everywhere, there were some who took the elective gym

classes to avoid the rigours of algebra, but once separated from their â&#x20AC;&#x153;textingâ&#x20AC;? devices, they adapted quite well. Judging from the on ice spills and laughter, they seemed to take to it handily. For those who expressed an interest in pursuing the sport, Jake Ridder, head honcho instructor, invited them to come to the club on Sunday afternoon to try it to the end of the season at no charge. Next up was what was billed as the sixth annual Funspiel. It is the amalgamation two previous separate bonspiels run by the Trenton Christian Reformed Church, but is open to anyone. The only prerequisites were to have a good time, and not

to take it too seriously. For a nominal entry fee, each curler would play three four-end total point score games, with the eight top scoring teams proceeding to the finals, to play for the gigantic Fun Spiel trophy. Ninety-six teams participated, and the skips were pre-selected by the organizers, Harold Fledderus and Lynette Pennings. Each skip then drew a card from one to eight. Next, the curlers assigned to the first draw were then each given a card, also numbered from one to eight. All players with a number one would join skip number one and that would be their team for the day. This made for an interesting mix of novices with occasional curlers.

Brief on-ice instruction on the rudiments of the game led into a fun-filled competition. At the end of the day, Art Van Vark and his team reigned victorious. All proceeds from this bonspiel will be donated to the Belleville Pregnancy and family Care Centre. Finally, 8 Wing Operations held a Funspiel on Friday afternoon, and joined a long line of CFB Trenton units to schedule a fun day at the club. Given that the Trenton Club and the CFB Trenton Club amalgamated several years ago, it has gratifying to see so many base units returning home to their sports day events. For league standings, please visit our web site at <www. With a look of pure trepidation, Abby Refausse, Grade 10 THS student, delivers her first ever curling rock. Photo: Harry Kranenburg trentoncurling>.

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EMC Sports - Belleville - It was a rollercoaster finale at the Yardmen Arena on Saturday, March 2, as the host Belleville Bulls and the visiting Niagara Ice Dogs traded last second goals in regulation and overtime in a stunning 5 - 4 victory for Niagara. Bulls backup goalie Charlie Graham gave up five goals on 39 shots including three goals in the closing minutes of the third period, and the Bulls recorded back-to-back losses for the first time in nearly two months. The Bulls were riding a season-high ten-game win streak when they first faced off against Kingston on Friday March 1, but the Bulls faded down the stretch of a 3 - 1 loss to the streak-busting Frontenacs.

Wild finish to Bulls game

Tyler Graovac scored his 36th goal of the season to give the Bulls a 1 - 0 lead heading into the second period, but it was all Frontenacs from there on in. Kingston outshot Belleville 30 - 17 over the final two periods and the vaunted Bulls offence couldn’t buy a goal, getting shut out the rest of the way in a 3 - 1 loss. WIth the winning streak a thing of the past, the Bulls hosted the Ice Dogs the very next night, looking to maintain their lead in the Eastern Conference standings. The teams were on surprisingly even footing in the first period given the 7 - 2 thumping the Bulls gave Niagara the last time the two teams met on January 18, however, much of that had to do with the play of the Niag-

ara goaltender, Brent Moran. Moran made 15 saves in the opening period to stone the Bulls offence, and with a late goal by Dallas Stars prospect Brett Ritchie the Ice Dogs ended the first period with a surprising 1 - 0 lead. It didn’t take long for the first-place Bulls to respond in the second period, and after forward Carter Sandlak laid a big hit on the forecheck behind the Niagara net, the puck squeaked out to Adam Berisha who buried his 10th of the year to knot the score at 1 - 1. Neither team was able to generate much offensive momentum as the period went on, however, and they resorted to upping the physical intensity with some big hits on both ends of the ice.

With the score still tied at 1 - 1, the Bulls broke things open early in the third period. On the rush, Graovac’s first shot was denied, but Sandlak was there for cleanup duty, potting his eighth goal of the year on the rebound. Sandlak continued his strong game eight minutes later when he made a perfect pass to a streaking Austin Brassard who scored his 14th goal of the year on a deflection past an outstretched Moran, and the Bulls looked to be well on their way to another win holding a comfortable 3 - 1 lead. The Ice Dogs seemingly sealed their fate by taking a penalty with about five minutes left to play to give Belleville a powerplay, but this was actually the beginning of the end for the Bulls. After a shorthanded two-on-one goal pulled Niagara within a goal with 3:48 remaining, they then tied it a minute later with a weak goal at the side of the net. The shellshocked Bulls took a timeout but it didn’t help,

and shortly Niagara scored their third goal of the period to take an improbable 4 - 3 lead with 51 seconds remaining. This sent some fans heading for the exits, but those that stuck around were in for a treat. With Graham pulled for the extra attacker, the Bulls desperately tried to tie the game, and with time winding down their prayers were answered. Alan Quine scored his 20th goal of the season with only five seconds left to send the game to overtime, but the Bulls would find only heartbreak in the extra frame. A crucial turnover in the dying seconds gave Niagara the chance they needed, and with four seconds left in overtime Ice Dogs forward Carter Verhaeghe scored from a sharp angle to give Niagara the 5 - 4 win. The Bulls play Sudbury, Barrie and Kingston this weekend, and return home on Wednesday, March 13, to host the Oshawa Generals.

AA Minor Midgets stun Oshawa

EMC Sports - Belleville - In what can only be described as a stunning shocker, the Wilson Sports Belleville Bulls AA Minor Midgets upset the Oshawa Generals in game three, winning 3 - 1. The Bulls had already beaten Oshawa in the first round and knew Oshawa would be trying to exact revenge in this round. Because of school commitments and injuries, the Bulls dressed just ten skaters for this contest and barely 30 seconds into the game lost forward Kiefer Brough to injury. Reduced to just nine skaters, nobody held out the slightest illusion that the Bulls could come away with a victory after losing the first two games. With the boys having to double shift the entire game, the Bulls got through a penalty filled first period with neither team scoring. In fact, during one long stretch, the Bulls had two players in Bulls forward Alan Quine reaches back for the puck during overtime of the Bulls 5 - 4 loss to Niagara. Photo: the penalty box but the stellar goaltending of Ben Popovich kept Oshawa’s goal Steve Jessel scorers out of the net. Heading into the second period, you could see the Bulls starting to believe that an upset might be in the making. And sure enough, Bulls

player CJ Fox potted the first goal to go up 1 - 0 with an assist going to Taylor Goodyear. Oshawa tied the game a short while later but the quick line changes and tactical use of delays by coach Roger Chapman ensured the boys had enough energy to keep forcing the play into Oshawa’s zone. Riley Reynolds scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second period with assists going to Zach Amolins and Tye Eaton. And before the period was over, Zach Amolins added the insurance goal shooting from an impossible angle. CJ Fox got the assist. Oshawa’s players were noticeably frustrated, unable to get through Popovich’s brick wall, and in the third period started to take frustration penalties. The Bulls smartly kept the pressure on, and finished the game on a five-on-three power play, controlling the puck as if they had a full complement of fresh players. It was an amazing display of dominance and arguably the “statement” game of the year by a decimated Bulls squad that simply refused to die and go away.



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the Juvenile squad will have endured a three-week layoff since winning their semi-final against the Napanee Stars. “We are ready to go for next weekend,” says coach Corey Ignas. “The guys would definitely rather be playing in games but the time off has given us time to really work on our special teams and conditioning. “Timing may be an issue in game one of the final but the team has always been able to adjust. We can’t wait to get started.” The Novice Hawks are in for a challenge in defending their OMHA east championship. In three match ups throughout the regular Lakeshore League season, the Napanee Stars won them all. In fact, the Stars won every game throughout the regular season but, as the saying goes, “anything can happen in the play-offs.” “For a team that hasn’t lost all year, Napanee sure had their hands full in the semi-final,” said Hawks coach Shawn Hicks.

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“We are ready to go and glad to be the underdogs,” says Hicks. “The kids are loose at practice and having fun.” After a practice last weekend, the Novice Hawks celebrated their semi-final sweep of the Cobourg Cougars with a team party.

Quinte West Bantam Hawks captain Matt Tedford picks up a loose puck in OMHA play-off semi-final action at Trenton on the weekend. Tedford counted for a goal in the 4 - 0 win over the Barrie Colts. Photo: Ray Yurkowski

QUINTE WEST EMC Sports - After a fantastic weekend at Batawa the final results are as follows for the boys - First Jake Hollinger, Second Isaac Hollinger, Third Ian Worgan.

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In the opening game of that series, the Uxbridge Stars, who ended the season in fifth place, played to a 2 - 2 tie against the Napanee squad. It was the first time the league leaders settled for less than a win in 31 games. As well, there weren’t any lopsided victories throughout, with Napanee winning 5 - 2, 4 - 2 and 4 - 2 to advance to the championship round.

Taking the podium


EMC Sports - Trenton - It was a three-two-one weekend for the Quinte West Hawks. After only three OMHA play-off games played on the weekend, two Hawks teams are one win away from advancing to the provincial championship series. The Bantam Hawks continue to skate over their competition, winning their 11th consecutive game in the play-offs with a home-ice victory over the Barrie Colts. After a scoreless first period, Ethan Coens (assisted by Jaydon Hamilton and Matt Miller) opened the scoring with less than five minutes to play in the second. It turned out that was all the Hawks would need. But they weren’t done yet. Andrew White (assisted by Josh Hogan and Justin Lewis), Hogan (assisted by Coens and Adam Blakely) and Matt Tedford (assisted by Hamilton) tallied in the final period for the 4 - 0 win. Of note, goaltender Tyler Freeman picked up his sixth shutout win in the play-offs. What do you say to a team who has won 17 in a row, including six consecutive victories at the Silver Stick championship, sandwiched in between rounds of the provincial play-offs? “You really don’t say a lot,” said coach Tim Neron. “At this stage of the game, they really just motivate themselves. If they’re not motivated and want this, nothing I say is going to really matter.” Player of the game honours, as voted by the coaching staff, went to Ethan Coens. “He’s a big guy and we told him to take control out there,” said Neron. “He stepped up and did.” The hope now is to win the series on Friday night at the East Bayfield rink in Barrie. “Then we can come back and have a weekend off,” said Neron. “We’ve got a couple of bruises to heal. “We’ll give it everything we’ve got Friday night, if not, we’ll be back at home the next night [7 p.m. on March 9 at the Duncan McDonald arena] to do it then.” The Midget Hawks took a two-game edge in their semi-final series against the Bradford Bulldogs. In game one, a 3 - 0 victory was powered by goals from Jordan Boutilier, Andy Paul and Griffin Rupnow with assists from Mason Conley, Cole Hamilton, Alex Leclerc, T.J. Patterson and Cameron Sager. Boutilier and Patterson tallied in game two, with assists from Will Lamoureux (two) and Boutilier for a 2 - 1 win. Goaltender Kevin Valdes earned both wins in net. Game three is scheduled at 7 p.m. on March 8 at the Duncan McDonald arena in Trenton. The wait is over for two other Quinte West Hawks teams as the semi-final series in the Novice and Juvenile divisions wrapped up on the weekend. Contract details are still being worked out at press time but both series are likely to begin this weekend. The Juvenile Hawks will defend their OMHA championship against the East Gwillimbury Eagles; the same match up as last year’s rough-and-tumble semi-final series. If the finals begin on March 9,


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EMC Sports - The Duvanco Homes Minor Bantams won game three by a score of 5 - 4 to sweep their second-round series with Ajax-Pickering, and advance to the OMHA Championship Tournament March 15 to 17 in Belleville. Brady Gilmour led the way with a hat trick and an assist. Jakob Brahaney and Ryan Fraser also chipped in with a goal apiece. Scoley Dow contributed two assists, and Ryan Smith, Shelby Rienstra, Colin VanDenHurk, Mac Lowry, Aidan McFarland, and Brahaney added one each. Jett Alexander stood tall in goal in the face of a very aggressive attack by the Raiders. In game two on Saturday in Ajax, the Minor Bantams played a nearly flawless game, defeating the Raiders by a score of 2 - 0. Dominic Della Civita and Aidan McFarland scored for the Devils, and Brady Gilmour added two assists, with Nick Hoey and Ryan Fraser adding single assists. Anthony Popovich earned the shutout with another strong performance between the pipes. In game 1 earlier in the week, it was an exciting 3-2 overtime victory. Shelby Rienstra scored the winner halfway through the extra period. Also scoring for Quinte were Jakob Brahaney and Aidan McFarland. Assists came from Scoley Dow, Nick Hoey, and Brahaney. Jett Alexander gave another solid performance between the pipes for the Devils.

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On Thursday, February 28, the Alarm Systems Minor Peewees hosted game three of their play-off series. Quinte defeated Oshawa 4 - 2. Quinte goals scored by Jake Campbell, Landon McLellan (2) and Dalton Bancroft. Assists by Landon McLellan, Elijah Brahaney, Jake Campbell and Dalton Bancroft. Saturday, March 2, Quinte travelled to Oshawa for game four. With Quinte leading the series two games to one, they

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needed the win to advance to round two of the play-offs. The game was tied 2 - 2 after regulation, but Quinte’s overtime goal was scored by Michael Andrews to win the series. Quinte’s goals scored by Michael Andrews (2) and Landon McLellan. Assists by Zach Uens, Daniel Panetta and Keegan Hunt. The Devils will face the Markham Waxers in round two.


The Freeflow Petroleum Atoms kicked off their second round of the play-offs on Saturday in a three-game series against the Peterborough Petes. The Red Devils opened the scoring in the first period, when Adam Thistlethwaite won the draw back to Jaxen Boyer. The shot made it through some heavy traffic and was tipped into the net by Nolan Dawson. Assisting on the goal were Jaxen Boyer and Adam Thistlethwaite. Both teams had their chances, but Peterborough capitalized and won the game 2 - 1 with their final goal coming with just three seconds left. In goal was Matthew Tovell who was solid between the pipes. Game two of the weekend was home in Deseronto on Sunday afternoon. In a do-or-die game, Quinte had their backs up against the walls and came away with a 2 - 1 win. Quinte jumped out to an early secondperiod lead when Marshall Mcfarland walked out of the corner and pushed the puck through

the five hole of the Petes net minder. Assisting on the goal were Maddi Wheeler and Cole McGuire. Quinte scored their second goal of the period when Jaxen Boyer pumped a shot on net and with a scrum in front of the net, Maddi Wheeler banged home the rebound and put Quinte up 2 - 0. Assisting on the goal were Jaxen Boyer and Jacob Gilbert. Peterborough battled back and scored in the third period, but couldn’t solve Ethan Mcdonnell in the dying minutes. Ethan Mcdonnell was very solid in goal giving his team another shot to knock Peterborough out on Tuesday night in Peterborough at 7 p.m.

Minor Atom

The Quinte Minor Atom Red Devils came back from a 3 - 0 first-period deficit to force a game three with a 3 - 3 tie against the Peterborough Petes. Brock Kelsh started the comeback early in the second period when he went end-to-end and slid a back hand past the Petes goalie to make it 3 - 1. Lucas Culhane ripped a wrist shot top corner on a two-on-one to make it 3 - 2 and Nate Burelle fired home the tying goal late in the third to knot the game 3 - 3. The teams traded several scoring chances in the overtime frame. Dixon Grimes was outstanding between the pipes for the Devils. The Devils dropped game one 2 - 0. Ethan Fraser was solid in goal. Game three goes Wednesday in Peterborough at 7:30.

Fire and Ice at Stirling Rink EMC Sports - Stirling - The Stirling Figure Skating Club is celebrating the end of the skating season with its Fire & Ice Show on Sunday, March 24, at 1 p.m. at the Stirling Recreation Centre. Special guest skaters are World Champion Extreme Skaters, Violetta and Peter Dack, as well as the club’s Peter O’Brien who placed in the Top Ten in the Senior Men’s Nationals and current club skaters from ages three to adult. Organizers promise a high energy show with thrilling stunts and performances by all. Tickets are now available at Balu’s Pharmacy and at Julia’s Women’s Wear in Stirling, from club executive members or at the door, for $15. Call Joanne for details at 613-398-0404.

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