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EMC News - Brighton - An attempt at the old switcheroo sparked a lengthy debate at last week’s municipal council meeting. It started when Mayor Mark Walas withdrew one motion, a call for “an immediate administrative review of all [municipal] departments” and filed a new plan to “suspend the hiring of the manager of public works and complete a municipal services review.” “We need to deal with this as a motion right now,” said Councillor Craig Kerr. The problem was, interviews to fill the position were scheduled to begin the next day and under sections 6.2.1 and 6.10.6 of the procedural bylaw, additions to the agenda can be made for matters of an urgent nature. Normally, a notice of motion would not be discussed until the next meeting. “The urgency is around the hiring and the impact it has on the hiring process,” said Kerr. “We need to settle that question tonight and get on with the hiring and assure ourselves we have a competent person in place.” “I just don’t understand how you can be in a position where you didn’t know the hiring process was under way … before you put in this notice of motion,” Kerr told the mayor. As it became clear the notice of motion would be debated that night, Walas quipped, “the power of democracy.” Walas admitted he conferred with his peers at the annual Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) conference last month in Ottawa. “Some I met with were actually key in constructing this new motion, which has been used in other communities,” he said. “You consulted with people at AMO,” said Kerr. “What members of your senior staff or council did you consult before bringing this forward?” “Specifically, none,” answered Walas. “I have a list of at least eight, [reviews] that have either just been com-

pleted or starting within our [Highway] 401 neighbours.” Throughout the discussion Walas referred to a Ministry of Municipal Affairs publication, “Making Choices: A Guide to Service Delivery Review for Municipal Councillors and Senior Staff.” The document was created to help municipalities examine how to improve services, meet new or increased demand from customers for services, assess service levels in the face of competing priorities and/or decreasing revenues, reduce costs and improve revenues. At the end of the discussion, Deputy-mayor Tom Rittwage weighed in. “I looked at the first motion as something intended to box me into a corner, suggesting, if I didn’t support it, I wasn’t fiscally responsible,” he said. “That’s not true. But I have a problem with the presentation. By supporting this motion, we will be taking away the responsibility from staff. “Mayor Walas, you know I’ve been critical of some of the things you’ve done but you talked about Quinte West. I’ve had the opportunity to work with Mayor John Williams and, what I’ve noticed is, he loves his staff. “Everybody there knows what’s going on. The mayor there is a leader … and we’re missing that here. That is what is fundamentally wrong with the job that is being done and what is being put forward here. “Fiscal responsibility: that’s our job, to save money, but at the same time we have to ensure we keep the service level up.” “If we can’t measure it, we can’t improve it,” countered Walas. “It is not brought forward on fault, it’s brought forward on opportunity.” “Instead of spending $50,000 on a consultant, let’s lean on the experts who work for us,” said Rittwage. “Let’s hear what they have to say first.” A little more than 83 minutes later, the motion was defeated.

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Infrastructure projects include solar panels in Frankford By Kate Everson

EMC News - Quinte West A solar project for the Frankford arena has been approved and ready for installation in October. “Hydro One has approved the project,” said Danny Young, manager of facilities. “The OPA [Ontario Power Authority] has approved the project in principle but we are waiting for a final contract. I will update the committee [Corporate Finance] with an update in October with a project schedule.”

Other solar projects include city hall and the YMCA. Structural engineering is complete. New FIT rules from the OPA will be out in early October. Ainsworth, the city’s solar provider, will be resubmitting in October. Municipal projects that have been submitted in the past will take priority and be fast tracked for approval. Other infrastructure projects include a new generator at city hall, front entrance and sidewalk repairs. The

Sidney office had windows replaced and masonry joints repointed. At the Batawa community centre the tile floor was repaired, electrical upgrades are to be completed in September and the kitchen and bar renovated. A new sound system has been installed in the Trenton arena pad #1 and refrigeration equipment replaced. In Trenton arena pad #2 refrigeration equipment has been replaced. The arena expansion is ongoing. Demolition Please see “Frankford” on page 3

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COED one of Belleville’s hidden jewels By Michael J Brethour

EMC News - Belleville Continuing On In Education is of the little hidden jewels within the friendly city. Some may even marvel at the fact that the organization’s fully supported, community based day program that offers a person-centred approach to adults with developmental and/or physical challenges has been around for 25 years. Regardless, last Saturday at the cafeteria of the Highland Shores Children’s Aid Society, the community non-profit organization celebrated 25 years of service. The purpose of the organization’s program is to provide activities and educational opportunities that will increase participants’ levels of self-sufficiency, self-direction and self-discipline. The goal is to empower individuals to overcome barriers

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at 249 William Street, is focused on promoting awareness about the existence of the agency. “I think a lot of people don’t know that we are around,” stated Houlden. She said the organization was initially formed in 1986 with a focus on numeric lessons and literacy. Nowadays the organization has also added work placements for their clients. “The goal is to allow our clients as much independence as possible,” she said. The day consisted of a mixer of participants, their families, employees and volunteers socializing and highlighting the achievements of the program over the past 25 years. For more information on the organization drop into their William Street location or call them at 613-9628350.


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EMC News - Belleville Stephanie Bruder just knew Parkinson’s Disease as an affliction that affected older people and “made them shake a lot.” Nowadays the Belleville resident and the local facilitator for the young onset Parkinson’s Support Group and the local Parkinson’s Super Walk, knows much better after her diagnosis with the disease in 2005. Bruder said that being a young onset case of Parkin-

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Agricultural Advisory Committee approves draft Official Plan By Kate Everson

EMC News - Quinte West Director of Planning Charlie Murphy spoke to the agricultural advisory committee on September 6 about proposed modifications to the draft Official Plan affecting farmers. “It has taken a year for the province to provide written confirmation to the Official Plan,” he said. Murphy noted staff has reviewed the plan and recommends that all items be supported except six, the one on lot size not yet clarified. “There are two outstanding items that affect this committee,” he said. One is about the minimum lot size for a new agricultural lot being 45 hectares. The other is about future development areas. “I didn’t want to take this to council without coming to this committee first,” he said. Jim Harrison commented, “Good.” Murphy said the committee has worked on this for a year and a half and and wants to move forward with the 40-acre size. Jack Ketcheson asked why 40 acres. Murphy said that is the size of an agricultural lot in Ontario. Ketcheson said there is no rationale behind it. Henny Bergveld com-

mented, “We let others define who is a farmer. At 40 acres they call it a farm? Someone with 20 acres can make a pretty good living.” Murphy said the 40-acre number is standard but with qualifiers. Jim Harrison said, “I’m not fine with it.” Jim Alyea noted that Sidney Township had one number and Murray Township had another. Harrison commented, “The dollar value is more important than the size. If you make $7,000 that qualifies you as a farmer.” Murphy said, “If they had told us a year ago, we could have fought them on it. I want to get this through. I am getting eight phone calls a week, people asking when the Official Plan will be done. This is not a major issue. We can amend the plan.” Ron Hamilton proposed they amend it and get it approved. Murphy added, “The Ministry shouldn’t tell us a definition of a farm. It should be the municipality. But they hold all the cards. If there is a delay, it will be another two months to fight them.” Ron Hamilton asked the cost of an amendment. Murphy said there would be no cost. Jack Ketcheson suggest-

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work is complete. Plumbing work, water installation, structural steel installed, windows and electrical work have been completed by September 7 as Phase One. Phase Two is scheduled for completion by October 5. “The project is tracking slightly over budget,” Young said, “due to unexpected problems with excavation and a few minor change orders.” In the YMCA wall tile and floor replacement started on August 7 and was expected to be complete by September 17. On the OPP main station all work has been completed for the female change room expansion with new lockers installed. New female officers arrived on September 7. Frankford office and library renovations included a new steel roof, new floor, new windows and new ramps. Completion is expected by January, 2013. The Wooler hall is slated for demolition to start midOctober. In the Frankford arena refrigeration equipment has been installed. At the Trenton amphitheatre painting and renovations were completed in August. An announcement was made in July to introduce the Community Infrastructure Investment Fund (CIIF)

federal program for a variety of community projects. The program will provide funding for up to 50 per cent for any project. However, priority will be given to projects which require only one-third funding. A maximum of $1 million will be granted on any project and there is $49.6 million available across the province. The projects cannot already have been started and must be completed by March 31, 2014. Based on council direction, the city submitted a funding request for the projects related to Duncan MacDonald arena, pads one and two. The total amount of these projects is $1,035,000. The city’s share of the project would be 67 per cent ($693,450). The project would include chiller, de-humidifer, brine pump, compressors, floor repair, new arena boards, elevator upgrades, holding tank, main entry doors, ice surface sprinkler replacement, electrical panels, ice surface lighting, score clock and carbon monoxide monitor. “The items would allow the Trenton arena to be updated and modernized all at once rather than over a long time frame,” Young stated. “This would make it more attractive to minor hockey and help ensure we keep the current junior team in Quinte West.”

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EMC News - Belleville - It may be a goal of heroic proportions, but the United Way of Quinte doesn’t necessarily need a hero, they just need the community. The organization announced earlier last week that their 2012 campaign goal is set at a sturdy $1.925 million. With the help of local sponsors and donations, the United Way funds 85 programs and 42 local agencies, mainly those in the social

Way has re-established a lot of relationships in the community and is now present in many more workplaces in the payroll deduction program. “We feel the goal is obtainable with the community’s help,” she said Gilbert said the agency was able to establish different streams of funding last year including organizational grants for non-profit agencies. “Last year alone there were 55,000 individuals or families

that accessed one of our 42 agencies and that is astounding,” she said. She said the need in the community does not stop hence the reasoning behind United Way increasing their goals. “We know there is always more we can do to help our agencies in their programs that service this community,” said Gilbert.

Gilbert said that with the community on board she is confident of success with this year’s campaign. “I have been on board just a year and a half now, but it never ceases to amaze me the level of giving in Hastings Prince Edward County. Certainly with our achievement last year was a sign that the community is in support of the way we are doing busi-

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mendation will be presented at the board’s next meeting on October 3. The joint two-county health unit has been battling space problems for many years, with some operations housed in off-site locations. Plans to add a second storey to the existing North Park Street building were examined in detail in recent months with final report that it was not financially nor structurally feasible. The board also revisited an issue from earlier in the year to cut out dental screening services to longterm-care homes in its jurisdiction, a practice of some years standing. With lingering opposition from member Ron Poste, the board adopted a report from Janet Moorhead-Cassidy, director of family health. She gave a detailed report of the health unit’s legal obligations which showed that it is not a mandatory program,

that it is the only one of 35 health units across Ontario offering such services and the costs and human resources should be better applied to filling mandated dental services in schools and to low-income residents and other health needs. She also, as requested by the board earlier, consulted the long-term-care homes in the area and found only two of 13 were really interested in actually paying for such a service and in following up any screening recommendations. There actually is a legal onus on such facilities to provide adequate dental screening and care, she noted. Administration director Val Dunham gave a financial update showing a reduction in provincial funding of more than $36,000 which will be taken from the unit’s reserve fund for this year rather than impact on municipal levies.

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The federal boundaries they are a-changin’

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EMC News - Brighton Deputy-mayor Tom Rittwage is concerned about how the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission has redrawn the federal electoral map in Ontario. Every ten years, after a census is conducted, the number of electoral districts and their boundaries are revised to reflect population shift and growth. An electoral district—where you live and vote for your member of Parliament—may change as a result of the redistribution process. “The proposal is to split

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Northumberland County in half, which, I don’t think, would serve the purpose of our sister municipalities and our upper-tier municipality at the county,” Rittwage said at last week’s council meeting. “If that were to happen, Northumberland County would be faced with having to deal with two separate members of Parliament.” The proposed boundaries for the new Prince EdwardQuinte West riding would include the Northumberland County municipalities of Brighton, Cramahe, Trent Hills and AlnwickHaldimand along with

Quinte West and Prince Edward County. “I’m wondering if it’s not in our best interest to have staff draw up something we can send out to our fellow municipalities in Northumberland County,” said Rittwage. “But I don’t think it’s going to be in our best interest to see us be part of Quinte West and Prince Edward County and have our county seat totally separate from where we do our municipal and provincial business.” Local hearings are scheduled on November 8 and 9 at Belleville and November 12 at Cobourg. If you wish

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EMC News - Trenton The city added its 25th security camera recently, with one set up on Murphy Street in Trenton ward. “We are growing our own system,” said IT manager Ed Woods. “We have the second largest in the province, second to Toronto which installed 80 for the G8 conference.” Jim Alyea said OPP detachment commander Mike Reynolds proposes having the cameras around the high schools. Woods noted the city recently relocated a camera to Elgin Street further to the west at the intersection of Elgin and King Street and now it monitors the Life Lab/MDS building. “The new camera for the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial in Bain Park is about 80 per cent complete. The city is waiting the light standard which is on back order.” Once this 26th camera is installed the city will have reached its threshold, Woods advised the Corporate and Financial Services committee. It will need to upgrade its network if the city wants to continue the program. The city will be meeting with the vendor, Southeastern to discuss options. “There may be sufficient funds to cover this cost in 2012 from the annual $40,000 police reserve fund which is used for the CCTV program,” he said. “Or it can be a capital project for 2013.” Once the network upgrade is addressed, the city would be able to continue to add three to four additional cameras per year. The upgrade has the potential for the city to double its program before any further upgrades are necessary.

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EMC News - Brighton At their regular meeting last week, municipal council took another step toward a paperless office with the same meeting and records management solution systems being introduced at Northumberland County headquarters. “Basically, this program streamlines a number of different entries for staff and council and integrates isolated programs that currently exist,” deputy clerk Vicki Kimmett told council. She detailed how the new program would allow the ability to instantly access archived documents. “Currently, we tend to rely on staff recollection of where documents are stored or when and what decisions were made by council. One of the biggest complaints is the time it takes to find and recover information or the tracking of progress on a complaint or inquiry.” “We consume enormous amounts of paper in writing reports, various multiple versions of reports, draft minutes and the production of agendas,” added Kimmett. “People hate seeing me on my way to the photocopier because I’m there for a good part of the day, going through reams of paper.” Notably, the agenda for last week’s meeting, complete with reports, weighed in at 172 pages. A copy for every member of council alone consumed more than 1,200 pages and that’s for only one meeting of the 22 scheduled throughout the year. “A clerk at AlnwickHaldimand [Township] said she went from ten hours of preparation for an agenda down to one hour,” said Kimmett. “There are nothing but good reviews for the programs. Many customers

report an immediate return on investment, with a total payback in six to nine months based on paper savings alone. “It would solve so many problems we currently have and it will allow us to take the next step in terms of customer service. It will take us into the 21st century.” Unlimited users can be added to the server said Kimmett. “Whoever council determines, can have access to the system.” The new meeting and records solution come with a one-time price tag of $10,800 and an annual fee of $4,000 to be funded from the general government reserve. With Northumberland County recently signed up and Cramahe, AlnwickHaldimand and Port Hope already on the system, lower-tier municipalities are being offered a one-time price reduction of 10 to 15 per cent if the agreement is signed by September 15. The percentage increases as more lower tier municipalities sign on.

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Bay of Quinte Deli owner requests overnight parking in downtown By Kate Everson

EMC News - Trenton The Bay of Quinte Deli at 11 Front Street has requested a waiver of two monthly parking permit fees for the Front Street Parking Lot. City staff requested it be denied. The item came before the Corporate and Financial Services committee. Mayor John Williams asked if any other city allows free parking in front of their building. City clerk Donnalee Craig said there were no special provisions. “I recommend not to allow it,” Williams said. “If we open that up, we will start

down the road.” Craig noted in her report that the city’s parking permit fee is $45.20 monthly or $497 a year. “In the past, requests have been turned down,” she noted. The parking lot provides daily parking for customers, owners and staff of over 17 local businesses, and is home to the Farmers Market on Thursdays and Saturdays from April to November. “The parking revenue helps to offset the costs for service and maintenance for the lot,” she added. It was noted that the re-

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development of the Back of Front Street will have designated parking spaces for delivery and loading. The current owner of the deli at 11 Front Street, Raul De Borja and his wife

privilege of having our own parking space,” he writes. “Despite paying $6,100 a year on property tax along with other expenses we have to pay for parking. We cannot afford to pay any addi-

tional expenses at this time.” The committee has denied the application, which included a request for a 15-minute drop-off in front of the building which is now a disabled parking space.

Twenty Doors Open sites welcome visitors this weekend EMC Events - Quinte West - Have an adventure in your own backyard this weekend. The Doors Open Quinte West Event offers a free opportunity to Explore, Discover and Enjoy many sites within the community. This one-day event takes place this Saturday, September 15, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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At each site, there will be program guides and maps to direct you to the next site. Sites include: 1. Trenton Town Hall 1861 - Not only will you find info on historic Quinte West but you can see one of the movies produced right here in Trenton. Carry On Sergeant, a silent film, plays at 10:30, 12:30 and 2:30. 2. St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church - One of the tallest peaks in Quinte West, come and tour preand post-renovation and find out why they named the bell in the tower “Patrick” 3. The Clock Tower - See a pictorial display and talk to local historians at this Heritage Site. 4. The Movie Years Monument on Film Street - From 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. visit with local author Peggy Dymond Leavey who wrote the book ‘The Movie Years’, a history of movie making in Trenton. 5. Mount Pelion - See a panoramic view of Quinte West and learn about the cannon that sits at the summit as well as other interesting tales. 6. Research Casting International - Come and take a tour of this interesting facility and learn how dinosaurs are made. An Allosauraus and Tyrannosaurus Rex will be on display. 7. Ontario Genealogical Society - Quinte Branch at the Quinte West Public Library will have lots of knowledgeable volunteers on hand to show you how to get started on your own search for your roots.

8. Quinte West Public Library will have a digitization demonstration. Residents are encouraged to bring in old photographs of all four wards of Quinte West taken prior to 1949. The photos will be scanned and added to the photo library which is available for the world to view. All photos will be returned. 9. The Al Purdy Library at Trenton High School Named for one of the most famous of Trenton High alumni, come to the library at Trenton High School and find out more about this world famous poet. 10. St. George’s Anglican Church - Check out the amazing architecture and beautiful pipe organ (one of the only working models in Ontario). 11. National Air Force Museum of Canada - Take a walk through the air park or participate in their education activities like a behind the scenes tour or building a model airplane. 12. The Montrose Inn Built in 1916 for a former Belleville mayor, this home is now a luxury bed and breakfast. 13. Grills Orchards Come and see alpacas from a nearby farm and take a tour of the orchard. Don’t forget the apple cider and fudge! 14. Old Sidney Town Hall Park - Learn about the significance of this rural park from a local historian. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. enjoy old-fashioned lemonade. From 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. watch the 1812 Drill simulation and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. a cheese maker will share his experiences

with samples of cheese for tasting. 15. Sager Conservation Area - Interpretive signs will be unveiled during the Doors Open event. The signs will draw your attention to landmarks and explain some of the natural and cultural history of the area. Lower Trent Conservation Staff will be greeting visitors. The trail is considered moderate to difficult. 16. Old Stockdale Mill Restaurant - Come and visit your host Peter Sutton for a tour of the grounds and repurposed mill. Lunch service starts at noon although food purchase is not necessary. 17. The Garden Network - Come and experience “Autumn Joy” as they will be hosting local artists in addition to their regular fare of garden delights. 18. Batawa Ski Hill/Dino Dig - Enjoy games and activities with a Dino theme. Bring your pails, shovels and brushes to uncover “Walter” the life-size TRex. 19. Bleasdell Boulder Lower Trent Conservation staff will be on hand to greet visitors from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the trail head. Beate Heissler will lead an interpretive hike highlighting the natural heritage and geological features starting at 1 p.m. The trails are considered easy. 20. Quinte West Sports Wall of Fame - Located at the YMCA, The Wall features over 150 plaques highlighting athletes, builders and teams who have had significant success in the field of athletics.

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EMC Editorial - There was never going to be a big debate on U.S. foreign policy at the Democratic National Convention. It will be whatever Barack Obama says it should be, and besides, the delegates in Charlotte weren’t interested. Gwynne Dyer It’s the economy, stupid, and two months before the election nobody wants to get sidetracked into discussing a peripheral issue like American foreign policy. The only people who really care about that at the moment are foreigners and the U.S. military— and even they are not following the election with bated breath, because few of them believe a change of president could fundamentally change the way the U.S. relates to the rest of the world. Although the Republicans do their best to paint Obama as a wild-eyed radical who is dismantling America’s defences, he has actually been painfully orthodox in his foreign policy. He loves Israel to bits, he did not shut down the Afghan war (or Guantanamo), he uses drones to kill U.S. enemies (and sometimes, anybody else who is nearby), and he tamely signs off on a $700-billion defence budget. How can Mitt Romney top that? He could say he loves Israel even more. In fact, he does say that, promising to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. But that is purely gesture politics, since almost no other countries do, and in practice Obama gives Israel almost everything it wants already. He could pledge to spend even more on “defence” than Obama, but the United States is already pouring 4.7 per cent of its Gross Domestic Product down that rathole. Obama has planned cuts over the next several years that would bring it down to about four per cent—and Romney has promised not to let it fall below four per cent. Not a huge difference there. The Republican candidate faces a constraint none of his recent predecessors had: a party that really cares about the deficit. In the past three decades, it has been Republican presidents who ran up the bills—Ronald Reagan never balanced a budget, and the Bush-Cheney team declared that “deficits don’t matter”—while the subsequent Dem-

ocratic administrations tried to curb out-ofcontrol spending. Romney doesn’t have that option: the Tea Party wing of his party actually means what it says about both taxes and deficits. So what’s left for him? Well, he could promise to kill even more of America’s enemies than Obama, but he can’t get around the fact that it’s Obama who nailed Osama bin Laden, and Obama who is playing fast and loose with international law by using drones to carry out remote-control assassinations of hostile foreigners. So Romney says very little about foreign policy because there is little he can say. The closest he has come to specific policy changes was an “action plan” he laid out during the Republican primaries last year, to be accomplished within 100 days of taking office. It was an entirely credible promise, because none of it really involves a policy change at all. He promised to “re-assure traditional allies that America will fulfill its global commitments.” A couple of phone calls, and that’s done. He declared he would move more military forces to the Gulf “to send a message to Iran,” but he didn’t threaten to attack Iran, or endorse an Israeli attack on Iran. And he can always move them back again if he gets bored. He said he would appoint a Middle East czar to oversee U.S. support for the evolving Arab transitions. That’s one more government job, but Romney has even less idea than Obama about where he wants those transitions to end up. Besides, the United States has almost no leverage on this issue. He will review the Obama administration’s planned withdrawal from Afghanistan. Not necessarily change it; just review it. He will also review Obama’s global missile defence strategy. He might like to change that—Republicans have loved the concept ever since Ronald Reagan’s “Star Wars” dreams—but he hasn’t got the kind of money he would need for a more ambitious policy.It’s not surprising that the rest of the world doesn’t care much about the U.S. election. Most foreigners, on both the right and the left, are more comfortable with Obama than Romney, but U.S. foreign policy will stay the same whoever wins. They might not like all of it, but they’re used to it.

Letter to the editor

The value of learning in a community

Dear Editor, Response to “One Size does not fit all” I appreciate the idea that in education one size doesn’t fit all. Many schools across North America are implementing innovation and learning around the individual needs of the student, recognizing that each student learns differently: schools like Bishop Strachan Girls School in Toronto, Kings Christian Collegiate in Oakville and High Tech High in San Diego. Others are embracing technology in ways that provide greater flexibility, creativity and collaboration in the learning process, such as project based learning. In addition, research tells us that learning and building relationships go hand in hand for effective learning to happen for teens (and probably for the rest of us as well). Individualized learning through correspondence courses and virtual learning can supplement and support a teen’s education, but cannot replace the value of learning in community. From what I have observed, relationships of love and respect amongst students and teachers are essential to a rich and life giving education. There is still an important place for schools in a community. The phrase “It takes a village to raise a child” is attributed to an old African proverb. Although its exact origin is unknown, it is a phrase that caught my attention many years ago, and has stayed with me through my years as teacher and principal. The school where I work is founded on the conviction that God calls home, church and school to be the village where we work together to raise a child. A school can be a place where teachers walk alongside students, providing wonderful learning and mentoring opportunities. Both of our children (now in their 30s) benefitted greatly from significant role models who loved them and helped them grow in their thinking and wrestling with the hard questions

of life and faith. Chap Clark, professor of youth, family and culture at Fuller Theological seminary, says teens need five significant adults in their lives other than their parents. Institutions such as schools and churches can provide these significant adults in their lives. Children swim first in the culture of their family, learning its beliefs, biases and judgments, both good and bad. There is no question that the family culture has the most significant role in their early years in establishing that initial foundation. However, as they grow, community becomes more and more significant. As parents our thinking is limited to one particular way of seeing and interpreting the world. In high school, our children need to test and challenge the thinking of mom and dad, and wrestle with the tough questions of life to take from what they have been taught and make it their own. The school that supports the values of home can be such a place. I realize that any culture can be toxic, whether school, church or home. Culture is never stagnant, but is always changing. It needs constant attention. Just as each family has a unique culture, so does a school. Every school needs to work toward providing a healthy and compassionate culture of learning and growing, for both the head and heart. We are blessed to live in a country where choice in education is still available to parents. Each parent is free to decide whether to home school, to find a private school, or a public school. Although funding continues to be fraught with injustice in this province, I am grateful for the opportunity to provide a variety of ways to educate and raise a child. May we continue to work to protect each other’s convictions about educating our children. Johan P. B. Cooke, Principal, Quinte Christian High School

way we can By Terry Bush

EMC Editorial - Everyone’s in a hurry to get nowhere fast it seems. It’s only Monday evening and so far this week three different morons in jacked up trucks have passed me with oncoming vehicles plainly in sight forcing cars to scramble to the shoulder to avoid head-on collisions. What on earth could be so important as to endanger the lives of the people in five different vehicles? Coronation Street? Steak on the barbie? The promise of a little nudge, nudge, wink, wink? Despite the fact that we have all these electronic gadgets to make our lives easier, we seem to have less time than ever. Luckily, our friends in the fast food industry are eager to lend us a hand. Decades ago, when our family used to make a monthly pilgrimage to Toronto to visit the other side of the family, four young boys knew that if they played their cards right and didn’t bite anyone’s ear off on the way home, there was a very good chance a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken might find its way into the car when we within spitting distance of the homestead. We couldn’t sample the greasy goodness until we were in our assigned places at the dinner table but we probably inhaled at least a couple of ounces of those delectable chicken pieces in the time it took to drive from Cobourg to Stirling. That couldn’t happen today because they don’t really make Kentucky Fried Chicken anymore. Now we have something called KFC. The Colonel must be rolling in his 11 different herbs and spices. Nice of them to save us the time of having to read three whole words on their sign. Same deal with another staple of the fast food industry, Dairy Queen. That name at least implies that dairy products are involved in some tasty way. I don’t know what DQ means to the average Joe or Josephine but to anyone involved with sports, a DQ isn’t something you want to hear. Maybe our Olympic 100-metre relay team has a few words to say on that subject. Just imagine what it’s like for new Canadians to try to figure it all out. It’s Friday night, big date looming for our Latvian friend; the girl of his dreams finally figured out what he’d been asking her since they first met and said yes. He greets her with a kiss on the cheek and whispers his plans for the evening. “We start with a liddle KFC and den go for some DQ and then after a romantic stroll by the lake we finish up with STD. What you think about dat, baby? Baby? Baby, come back. What did I say? You doan want some terrific dancing? Some BK at midnight den? How bout some MW. Doan you like da Miracle Whip. Canada love dat right?” We drive the 401 to Trawna and take the DVP downtown. The QEW takes you to St. Kitt’s and then with all the time you have left over from not saying the full names of every highway you’ve just driven, there might even be enough time to drive the rest of the way to NF. Oops, I don’t think anyone has shortened down the name Niagara Falls yet. Well, maybe the Americans have because their falls are pretty tiny compared to ours. Maybe that’s why Yanks are so loud. They have little falls syndrome. But I digress once again. I’m leaning toward shortening things up myself. If the fast foodies and Ministry of Transportation can do it, why can’t I? From know on, when I answer the phone at the office, I’ll no longer say, “Hello Terry speaking,” which is pretty short and sweet to start with. I think I’ll go with, “Dag, TB,” to pay homage to my Dutch wife. That line works both coming and going. Then again maybe TB isn’t the best set of initials to use though it’s a little less ominous now than when I was a kid. Tuberculosis was still a bit of a big deal back then and some kids thought calling me TB was some kind of childish insult. I could go the full Monty and include the middle initial as making me TAB for short but then again, using the name of a diet soft drink that nobody drinks anymore isn’t really all that sexy. Tab Hunter kind of spoiled that name anyway. Pull tab might be something I could have a good time with. Maybe I could just shorten down Mister Terry Bush to three little letters that everyone wants. I want my, I want my, I want my MTB. Good song, good initials. I think I’ll go with that one. Now what to do with the 15.6 seconds I’ll save by never using my real name again. Maybe drop by A&W. They had it right in the first place. Quinte West EMC - Thursday, September 13, 2012


Letters to the editor

Time to pass the Skin Cancer Prevention Act

Dear Editor, Cancer is an unrelenting disease, but Canadian Cancer Society volunteers and staff are tireless in leading the fight against cancer. One of the easy ways progress can be made is through public policies that can prevent future cancer cases and help people who are living with the disease.

After the summer break, the provincial legislature resumed sitting at Queen’s Park on August 27. The Canadian Cancer Society is renewing its calls for the government of Ontario to support Bill 74, the Skin Cancer Prevention Act, which aims to restrict youth under 18 year of age from using indoor tanning equipment.

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Ontario government not to pass Bill 74. In other parts of Canada, the governments of Quebec, Nova Scotia and British Columbia are all taking proactive steps to address this pressing issue by introducing legislation to restrict youth from indoor tanning salons. In August, the Town of Oakville became the first municipality to enact such legislation in Ontario. The indoor tanning industry continues to misrepresent its product to the public. No tan is a safe tan. Melanoma skin cancer is one of the most common forms of skin cancer in young Ontarians ages 15 to 29, and is one of the most preventable. Indoor tanning equipment can emit ultraviolet radiation at levels that are five times stronger than the mid-day summer sun. A tan from natural or artificial sources provides very limited protection from sun-

light or burning—it’s only equivalent to about SPF two or three. We know voluntary guidelines do not work. The indoor tanning industry has proven incapable of regulating itself. Investigative reports by media and audits conducted by Society and Public Health, show that those in the indoor tanning industry are not consistently following Health Canada’s voluntary safety guidelines. We also know parental consent does not work as many parents are introducing their kids to indoor tanning and paying for their tanning sessions. Regulating the indoor tanning industry will save lives and help reverse the rising cost of skin cancer on our already exhausted healthcare system. The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer estimates the total economic burden of skin

cancer in the country will rise to $922 million annually by 2032. We already have age-specific laws related to smoking, drinking, gambling and bike helmets. Restricting those under 18 from indoor tanning would be just another law that protects the health of a vulnerable population and raises awareness about the dangers of indoor tanning. We need to take action now. I encourage local residents to join the fight against skin cancer and send a letter to MPP Todd Smith by visiting <> or join the conversation on Twitter via #tanbedban. Yours in cancer prevention, Karen White Unit President Hastings Prince Edward & Brighton Unit Canadian Cancer Society

Municipality takes a back seat to council infighting Dear Editor, It appears the old animosities have returned with a vengeance to Brighton Council chambers. Based on the August 13 and September 4 meetings, agenda items that could have been of benefit to Brighton residents are once again being discarded owing to councillor infighting and competing agendas. For example, at the August meeting a motion was put forward to test the water at Gosport where the municipality ostensibly installed a beach sign at some time in the past. The sign was probably put in prior to the polishing pond being constructed and advised residents and visitors of a local swimming area. The residents of Gosport and South Brighton deserve to know if this water is still safe. It was

a paltry amount of money to have the water tested for a three-month period but the motion was defeated with those members voting in the negative claiming potential liability issues as an excuse for not supporting the motion. If I was a resident of Gosport or South Brighton, I would be very upset at the intransigence shown by my elected representatives. In contrast, provincial beaches are tested regularly and if contamination is found a sign is posted advising all not to swim. Liability does not appear to factor into provincial standard operating procedures relating to beaches. The September 4 meeting of Brighton Council started out on what appeared to be a productive course. Sadly, the meeting degenerated quickly when item 10, (Notice

of Motions and Motions) was brought forward. If my memory serves me correctly, the mayor’s motion centred on whether or not a Municipal Services Review (promised prior to his election as mayor) be undertaken. Once debate had started, I had visions of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in Lewis Carroll’s, “Alice in Wonderland” complete with raucous guests. Verbal tomatoes and rotten fruit were crossing the floor in great profusion. All councillors professed to support the operation of the municipality in the most cost effective manner but only three were willing to put their money where their mouths were. Shame. Once again a motion that could have benefitted all Brighton taxpayers was defeated with excuses as tenuous as, illegal under the Municipal Act, in-

sufficient funds, not in this FY budget and believe it or not, one member suggested that the motion originator was setting a trap to make him look bad for not supporting the motion. In addition, the detractors dredged up arcane procedural minutia at every opportunity causing most attendees’ eyes to glaze over from acute boredom and almost four hours of verbal flogging. In the gallery was a contingent of municipal employees who applauded each decision they deemed favourable to them. I can only assume they considered this review to be a threat. It is quite apparent that council/staff relations are at an all time low. I eagerly await the next election. I am still shaking my head in disbelief. Roger McMurray, Brighton

Wyley’s ideas on more MPs



In 2009, the world’s foremost authority in identifying the causes of cancer, the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified ultraviolet radiation (UVR) emitting devices, including tanning beds, as a known carcinogen proven to cause cancer. The skin damage caused by UVR is cumulative over a person’s life, meaning the earlier you start tanning, the greater your risk of developing skin cancer later in life. This is why the society is so concerned about the issue of youth using indoor tanning equipment. In July, an expert review of current research published in the British Medical Journal showed that people who first started using indoor tanning equipment before the age of 35 have an 87 per cent increased risk of melanoma skin cancer. There is no excuse for the

Dear Editor, Have you heard? The bureaucracy wants more MPs! We aren’t being properly represented by the flock of glad-handers we have, and our ever-expanding population would apparently merit another dozen and a half well-wishers. If we had any idea how much, really how much largesse is required to fund the offices and unbelievable pensions of these folks and their hangers-on, I believe that

any sober business analysis of accomplishment v/s reward would have 90 per cent of them unemployed. Roll back your pensions to be consistent with what is the present reality in the workplace: defined benefit pensions are unaffordable, severely underfunded, and thus one more insult to tomorrow’s taxpayers. (Or let’s, for instance, set the OAS qualifying age back yet another few years so that we MPs can continue


to get ours.) You purport to represent us, but are rapacious scoundrels when setting your own remuneration. Don’t give me Christmas cards and parties. I don’t need your recognition of my ability to stay married or stay alive. Give me some legislation, vote on something meaningful. Support some of those worthwhile private members’ bills. Stop being so partisan and get something done while we all have a pulse!

So if you want more members, (until I figure out how to reduce your budget), take the existing “pot” of funding allocated to MPs and divide it by the NEW forecast number of MPs. Let’s see how badly you wish to enlarge the comfy party if YOU have to subsidize it—instead of ME. Yours truly, Wyley Canuck, aka Ken Leavens, Stirling




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years has caused the Tuckers Corners Day Camp to be

cancelled. “We did not run the camp this summer due to a lack of registration,” explained Jaclyn Grimmon, manager of recreation and tourism. After losing programming space to renovations at Tucker Corners, the camp could accommodate only 20 to 25 campers in 2011, with only 10 to 12 a week. Only three or four campers registered in 2012. “A number of other longrunning camps in the area also reported low numbers,” Grimmon said. “There are so many people in the business of day camps now.” However, Grimmon noted that the Backyard Bonanza camps were offered

for a sixth straight year at four different locations in Trenton in partnership with Hastings County Housing Programs. These were held at Annwood Court and Gould Street in the mornings and Adrian Court and Kent/ York in the afternoons. “These eight-week camps offered children the opportunity to take part in half day camp programming,” she added. About 40 to 60 children took part each week in themed activities with active games, crafts and organized sports put on by the four summer day camp staff members. As part of the program each camper received a summer camp shirt, as

well as a healthy snack bag each day from the Food for Learning program. The cost of $20,000 was reimbursed by Hastings County. Fall recreation programs are starting up on September 17. At the Batawa Community Centre will be yoga on Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and ballroom dancing on Sundays. At Centennial Hall at Tuckers Corners will be two morning classes (9 a.m. and 10 a.m.) Monday, Wednesday and Friday and afternoon aerobics classes on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 5:45 to 7 p.m. These classes are advertised online at <www.> or call city hall at 613-392-2841.

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EMC News - Quinte West - A total of $13,287 has been approved by the city for improvements to 33-39 Dundas Street West in Trenton ward. “The application is for building facade improvements,” explained Linda Lisle, manager of economic development. Property owner Gurpreet Billing owns Pizza Pizza, Subway, and Scrub Town in that corner of downtown Trenton near the bridge. “The property owner is investing over $50,000 on renovations to the exterior of the building along with significant investment on renovations to the interior

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of the building including significant electrical and plumbing upgrades,” Lisle stated. The applicant has requested consideration under the plan for the east wall of the building owing to its high visibility in the downtown core. The Community Improvement Plan (CIP) design guidelines indicate improvements to exterior sides and rear of buildings where the building fronts onto a street, river or public area are eligible for the secondary grant. “The east side of the building does not front onto a street, river or public area but it is highly visible from the Veterans Skyway Bridge and the Trenton downtown core

area,” she said. Members of the corporate and financial services committee also approved a Building Retrofit Loan to Kotsovos Properties at 25 Front Street, formerly a barber shop, in the amount of $5,000. Anticipated date of commencement is June 30, 2013, to complete renovations by June 30, 2017, in order to bring the property up to the minimum standards of the Building and Fire Codes. The property owner is also completing extensive interior renovations to the building. “The property is highly visible in the Trenton downtown core and these improvements will support the revitalization initiatives,” Lisle stated.

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EMC Lifestyles - Brighton - A consortium of five artists and the Brighton Arts Council (BAC) are presenting what they hope will be another destination during Applefest celebrations later this month. A special two-day art show inspired by a trip to Morocco will give patrons a taste of the North African country. “Morocco Rouge” is a lot more than just art on the wall; it’s going to be an experience promises artist Lynn VanderHerberg. The exhibit features the works of Sharon Caswell, Rosemary Harb, Elizabeth Hutchinson, Margaret Owen and VanderHerberg set in a Moroccan marketplace. “We want this to be a Moroccan venue,” says VanderHerberg. “We want it to be a whole atmosphere. “We were smitten with Morocco … the colours, the people and the lifestyle. It was one of the most magical places.” “There was so much for my eyes and ears to take in,” agreed Owen. “The

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Way says Foley suspension too soft EMC News - Stirling Local resident Joseph Way thinks Stirling-Rawdon Police Chief Brian Foley should face criminal prosecution and he is asking the Police Services Board to investigate. In a delegation before the board this week, Way was critical of the Ontario Civilian Police Commission (OCPC) hearing, addressing Foley’s provision of a canister of pepper spray to a private citizen, as well as the outcome. The OCPC directed the local PSB to hand down a three-day suspension following the disciplinary hearing and an admis-

sion by the chief to a charge of discreditable conduct. And while that was far short of steps that should have been taken, Way said, he was also curious when and whether the chief’s suspension had been served. Board Member Rodney Cooney, who chaired the meeting, indicated that was a matter for caucus that, in all likelihood would be part of that evening’s session. But Way says it’s not enough, suggesting a charge of Trafficking in a Prohibited Weapon which carries a minimum sentence of three years in prison. Way was also critical of OCPC lawyers who, he

says, failed to provide any evidence against Foley but instead merely listened to submissions made by friends of the chief. When asked whether or not the board or any of its members had submitted a letter in defence of the police chief, Cooney said the board and secretary had no recollection of one. During his delegation, Way also said there was much that did not come out at the disciplinary hearing in Toronto including the identity of Mr. Z and Mrs. K. In naming them, Way sug-

gested there was far more to the incident than OCPC officials were made aware. In fact, he says, Mr. Z was unaware of any allegations prior to the hearing. Way then asked the board to investigate the matter further before thanking them for the opportunity to speak. Board members were in full agreement with a revamping of current communications between the department and board, presenting a package template for consideration. PSB members were provided with cop-

ies of a regular police report from another department showing breakdowns and numbers that, Cooney says, have relevance here but are not always reported. In particular, Cooney says, overtime hours, holidays and ongoing and scheduled activities such as school and foot patrols should all be included in regular communications between the police chief and the board. Foley agreed the information requested could be easily included on a regular basis. Wilfred Shier was also

strongly in favour of more detailed reports to the board, adding it is important for the chief to know what his officers are doing and that they are actually getting out of their cars during school patrols. Shier also suggested a mandated 20 per month of foot patrols, to which Foley also agreed. And while looking at costs of training, Shier also made a motion to cancel all training outside the area including courses already scheduled and paid for. There was no seconder for the motion.


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EMC News - Stirling - Despite feeling some heat to eliminate it, Stirling-Rawdon Police Services Board (PSB) member Rodney Cooney wants to continue the practice of a question and answer session at the end of public meetings. “I really believe in question period,” Cooney said to a packed council chamber at Monday’s regular PSB meeting, and  despite being “under pressure to get rid of it,” he says, “my decision is it should stay.” Formal delegations will still require notice, but questions and comments from the public will be encouraged. “Constructive criticism and constructive questions are all good,” Cooney said. But speakers will be limited, both in time and in the nature of their comments. Personnel issues are off limits, he says, and approximately 15 minutes will be set aside at the end of each public meeting inviting comments from the floor. Differing opinions, he adds, are always welcome, “but there has to be a question there.” And those questions will not necessarily be answered at

the time but there will be a board response, he says. “After 21 months on, well, off and on the board,” Cooney says, “I have more questions now than when I started here.” Monday evening several residents took the opportunity to speak, making comments and asking questions about hiring practices and procedures, police forces’ cross-jurisdictional exchange of information during special investigations and policemedia relations. The board was also asked, and the question remained unanswered, how many of the ten members of the local police service have postsecondary educations. Cooney also spoke of his own frustrations with the process and the Ontario Civilian Police Commission (OCPC) as well as the exact intention of rules outlined in the Police Services Act. In cases where there is room for interpretation, Cooney says, he has been advised to seek a legal opinion, and for small municipalities that can amount to significant costs “and that comes back to the ratepayers.”


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Michelangelo Café an integral part of Gleaners By Michael J Brethour

EMC News - Belleville Caring and sharing. Those are the two main principles Gleaners Food Bank is built on, so it’s only natural the organization’s Michelangelo Café will follow the same path. The entirely free café dates to when Gleaners was still located in the basement of St. Michael’s Church. When the food bank moved, so did the little café, which

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Partnership getting it done in Brighton By Ray Yurkowski

EMC News - Brighton The Brighton Arts Council (BAC) has agreed to take the lead on an application to the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund for the creation of a walking trail to link the Ontario Street boat launch to the front entrance of Presqu’ile Park. The fund provides $1.5 million over two years to support not-for-profit organizations to undertake small projects and form partnerships with municipalities and local conservation authorities. Successful projects will be funded to a maximum of $25,000. “Our goal is to improve and expand the existing walking path along Presqu’ile Parkway,” said municipal parks director Jim Millar as he outlined the proposal at last week’s council meeting. “Staff met to review the application and attended one of the information sessions the Ministry [of Environment]

held to learn more. As a municipality, we could not be the lead entity but, rather, a partner. “The Friends of Presqu’ile are also willing to be a partner and offered to help us with the application process.” The plan also includes the construction of a picnic shelter with interpretive signage, benches, picnic tables, garbage receptacles and landscaping just west of the boat launch. The $65,000 budget for the project—$30,000 for the trail and $35,000 for the rest—will realize a saving of $20,000 with municipal public works crews doing the work. If the funding request is successful, the balance will be covered by parkland reserves and development charges. “We accept and proudly join the partnership of this endeavour to provide an improved quality of life for our community while guarding our Great Lakes,” said BAC president Ron Waddling in a letter to the municipality.



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for lunch. After our hour-long lunch break, we continued on our way and soon crossed the Cascade Trestle, the highest bridge (137 feet above Cascade Creek) on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. We then encountered Tanglefoot Curve before arriving at Cumbres, the highest point on the route. As we approached the Cumbres station, I noticed a dog sitting on a four-wheeler by the track with its owner, and the dog was barking and Aboard the Cumbres & Toltec steam train. apparently “welcoming” us.  valleys, and deep gorges, and After my departure from I was told that the dog was it crests at the 10,015-foot Antonito, Colorado, I soon named Bandit and that he Cumbres Pass, the highest saw Hangman’s Trestle, was the honorary “mayor” in the nation that’s used by where a man was hanged by a of Cumbres!  He was there to scheduled passenger trains.  local posse; Lava Loop in New greet the daily train. My ride did actually begin Mexico; and Whiplash Curve After our brief stop with in Antonito, and I had the in Colorado before the train the mayor in Cumbres, Cologood fortune to do the entire made a “pit stop” at Sub- rado, we soon reached Windy route; however, it’s possible to lette, New Mexico, to take on Point, where the rails are laid simply ride the rails to Osier, about 3,500 gallons of water.  out on a rock shelf, carved out about half way, and then re- We then continued, through of the face of a cliff.  We then turn, or to begin at the other the 342-foot-long Mud Tun- crossed the border again into end and simply turn around nel, before again crossing the New Mexico, for the last time, at this midpoint.  The New state border and encountering and here we encountered the Mexico Express from Chama Colorado’s Phantom Curve, second highest bridge on the and the Colorado Limited so named for the ghostly line, the Lobato Trestle, 100 from Antonito actually meet shapes and shadows seen here feet above Wolf Creek.  As we up at Osier, where they at night.  Next was another crossed this bridge, the whistle stop at midday to exchange crisscrossing of the border to blew, and the steam sprayed greetings, engines, and some New Mexico’s 360-foot-long out, making for a nice photo passengers.  After a home- Rock Tunnel, bored through op.  This was made even better cooked meal for all passen- solid rock, and its Garfield when a rainbow suddenly apgers at Osier, the appropriate Monument, dedicated to the peared over the trestle! train is boarded, and the ride assassinated president, before continues. our arrival at Osier, Colorado,

As we rode on the twisting, curving rails, I noticed we were being followed by a water tank, for it was a safety measure; it would put out any cinders or sparks from the train. I also noticed that there were two special cars attached to our train: a Parlour Car at the rear for fine dining and more luxurious seating, and an Open Car where riders could enjoy being in the fresh air—and smelling (and perhaps even feeling) the steam and coal.  If requested in advance, special cars with lifts for people with disabilities can also be added. As the train wound its way along the line, I stumbled/ wobbled along from swaying car to swaying car, to reach that Open Car.  This proved to be the best place from which

to take photos, for there were no windows to worry about and there was a clear view of the entire area. I looked for mule deer, antelope, and elk from this viewpoint and I had a 200-year-old Douglas fir, a bat cave, and ancient pictographs pointed out to me.    When we finally reached our destination of Chama, New Mexico, I took a walking tour of the rail yard, for it’s now a living, working museum that will fascinate history buffs.  I checked out some of the historic cars, equipment and discovered this particular train ride I’d just completed had been featured in the opening scenes of a movie; there’s now an Indiana Jones Home B&B located at the other end of the ride in Antonito, Colorado.

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Rainy Saturday puts a damper on Warkworth fall fair By Sue Dickens

EMC News - Warkworth Gate receipts were down but junior level entries were up. Ticket sales for the car draw were down but entries in the fireman’s challenge were up “We will just have to work harder next year,” said Tracy Russell, a director with the Percy Agricultural Society (PAS). The heavy rains on Saturday definitely affected the Warkworth Fair but Sunday dawned bright and

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Weather plays rough at Water Buffalo fest By Richard Turtle

Megan and Mary-Louise Belanger (on left) greet visitors who lined up for Semifreddo with Ricotta at The Scoop.

equipment and structure failures. All three were forced to withdraw despite having an abundance of fresh food and drink for the hundreds of paying visitors. Organizer Mary Louise Belanger says the early mishaps were extremely unfortunate, voicing her sympathies

Stirling guitarist Travis Whiteman was one of several performers at last weekend’s Stirling-Rawdon Water Buffalo Food Festival. The event drew hundreds of food lovers to Mill Street for a variety of exotic foods made with local ingredients.

for the affected participants, but as the day progressed, she says, the news was nothing but good. Maguire says the weather played havoc on several weekend functions throughout the county causing some cancellations and much smaller than anticipated crowds. In the case of the Water Buffalo Food Festival, she says, future events will have a secondary plan to protect vendors in the event of poor weather and reduce the chance of damage, noting several options are currently under consideration. Ontario Water Buffalo Company owners Martin Littkemann and Lori Smith were busily greeting guests as well as tending to the animals penned in the parking lot across the covered bridge while their booth offered fresh cheeses and meats from their farm north of the vil-

lage. Participating vendors also included Capers, Harvest Hastings, Pasta Tavola, Pomodoro Trattoria, Queen of the Kitchen, Stirling Creamery and The Scoop. Visitors were provided with ten taste tickets as well as a ballot to choose a favourite vendor. Results had not been tallied early this week but, Maguire says, will be announced in the coming days. Dishes ranged from appetizers through main courses to desserts with additional taste tickets available during the festival for one dollar each. Representatives from the Hastings County Beer Festival were also on hand, promoting some of the craft beers and wines that will be available at the upcoming event beginning October 13 at Farmtown Park.


Tracey Ray had her hands full during the Food Festival in Stirling last weekend, offering shaved buffalo roast with smoked cheddar from the Stirling Creamery booth.


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Porchfest 2012 to descend on East Hill By Michael J Brethour

EMC Entertainment Belleville - What do musicians and porches have in common? Come September 22, Belleville residents will be able to easily answer that question as the annual Porchfest returns to the friendly city’s east end.

After three successful years, Porchfest Belleville is firmly established as an annual event in the East Hill neighbourhood attracting hundreds of audience members from all over the region. This year, Porchfest Belleville was recognized as one of the foundational Porch Festivals in North

America, in an article in Making Music Magazine, along with other events of its kind in the USA. The presence of the festival in the city is the product of co-organizers Lucinda Pritchard and Ken Hudson’s trip to Ithaca, New York, over four years ago when they witnessed a porch fes-

Lucinda Pritchard and her son Kallum Hudson polish up their guitar skills in preparation of the upcoming Porchfest later this month. Photo: Michael J Brethour

tival there, which immediately got the wheels working overtime with them thinking, “We could do this in Belleville.” So upon returning to the east end Belleville neighbourhood they had moved into a short time before, they put together the inaugural Porchfest. “It’s a nice neighbourhood with plenty of old classic buildings so it’s a great chance to see them as well while touring the neighbourhood; that’s why we originally thought that Porchfest would work so well here,” she said. It turns out the couple was right; now in its fourth year the simple brilliance of the festival concept has it so there is little to no overhead to the event not to mention the existence of the event relies on community involvement. Talk about community building. Pritchard said the rough geographical area is Dundas Street to Pine Street and

John Street to McDonald Avenue. She said there are a few south of Pine Street and just outside the area, but she said the general vicinity will remain the same. “That’s how we want to keep it as a walking festival or people can ride a bike,” she said. The event usually sports just over a score of “porches” musicians will perform from, including the tennis courts on Queen Street. “We are always looking for more porches. We have lots of bands, right now we have at least three bands in need of a porch,” she said. The criteria for being a “host porch” is having a porch or performing area with a tarp in lieu of a covered porch in case of rain and just an electrical unit available for the band. “It’s helpful for people to be open minded … we have all kinds of musicians, young kids, punk rock, alternative rock you name it. But we encourage people to make

the venue their own with decorations, snacks and refreshments if they choose. “It just adds to the neighbourhood spirit of the event,” she said. Festivities begin at 12:45 p.m. at Glanmore National Historic Site, 257 Bridge Street East, featuring Bruce Bedell, Belleville’s Town Crier, and a spirited “play in” by Andy Forgie. Music at all venues starts at 1 p.m. and continues until 4 p.m. Local musicians interested in showcasing their talents in this community event, are encouraged to sign up early on the Porchfest Belleville web site <porchfest. ca>. Those interested in claiming to have “been there, done that, got the T-shirt” can order their Porchfest 2012 shirts from the same web site as well. Participation is open to anyone and performers from all genres and age groups are welcome. The deadline for signing up is Tuesday, September 18.

Rain pounds down as Drum Fest starts

By Richard Turtle

EMC News - Madoc Before the fourth annual Drum Nation Festival began in earnest, it was the rain that pounded down, shrinking crowds to a fraction of those seen previous years. But as the skies cleared and a scaled down program began at O’Hara Mill Homestead last Sunday afternoon, organizers were pleased with the few hundred visitors who arrived to take part despite the inclement weather. “We had about 1,500 last year,” says Terry Richardson who, along with wife Deborah, is behind much of the organization and planning for the yearly event. “It’s a lot less this time around, but we’re happy with the re-

sults,” he says. Owners and operators of The Wild Blue Yonder Cabin, the Richardsons offer drumming workshops to help fund the celebration of music and dance at O’Hara Mill, but also rely on the support of a long list of sponsors. And while hopes were high the event would put organizers in a strong financial position leading up to the next year’s fifth annual, Richardson says he’s content to wait, hopeful that goal will be realized in 2013. The drum, explains Richardson, is an ancient instrument of communication that can be traced back to numerous cultures where it had and still has religious, social and celebratory uses. And the sound of the drum is often

accompanied by dance. The multicultural Drum Nation Festival, he says, is in large part a celebration of the cross-cultural communication, whether by individuals or groups, made possible by a simple instrument usually involving the stretching of a skin over frame. Hit with hands or sticks, even a single drum can emit numerous different sounds. “It creates a connection with each other without words,” he says of the drumming demonstrations and sometimes impromptu drumming circles that were staged throughout the day in what Richardson calls “the ultimate venue” at O’Hara Mill. And whether participant or spectator, he notes, there is a sense of community created through the sound of many drums

that has the capacity to both physically and mentally draw people together. It is a celebration of our similarities and our differences, he says. Nestled in the woods and away from the sounds of traffic, he says the O’Hara Mill Homestead atmosphere is highly conducive to the rhythm of the drum with the ambient sounds of nearby water and wildlife accentuating the unamplified resonance of the instrument itself. “It’s just perfect,” he says of the setting. Several performers, including internationally recognized Tyendinaga musician and artist David Maracle, took the stage and encouraged visitors to gather closer to share the experience of the music and songs of reverence and cel-

Felix Taylor was one of many performers at the Drum Nation Festival. A celebration of cultures and communication, the annual event will be back again next year with organizers hoping for more agreeable weather. Photo: Richard Turtle

ebration. As well, there were wellness vendors and artists, including sculptors and painters, with much of their work displayed under temporary shelters set up on the grounds. The weather did force the cancellation of

visits by some performers travelling from outside the area, including Japanese and South American drumming groups, but there was plenty of ongoing entertainment on the schedule as well as the curiosities of the Homestead itself.





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For the leisure traveller this is a safe, affordable way to explore much of China including Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou. “I am really looking forward to my upcoming trip to China,” says Quinte West Chamber Manager Suzanne Andrews. “I am joining a group from the Centre Wellington Chamber and it is going to allow me to experience this tour first hand and give a presentation when I get back to anyone interested in joining our

local group in March.” The Honourable Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway has recently released the Canada-China Economic Complementarities Study which has been applauded by the Canada China Business Council (CCBC). “The study highlights the strong momentum in trade and investment between Canada and China, and concludes that the governments of both countries should continue to deepen

and strengthen bilateral trade and investment ties,” says the organization. The discounted rate for this trip is available to Quinte West, Belleville, Prince Edward County and Brighton Chamber Members and their employees and guests. The all-inclusive rate for this 12-day trip including flights, taxes, coach

bus to airport, five-star hotels, three meals per day, tour guides and attractions is only $2,399 per person. Non-members are welcome to join us for this trip and their rate will be $2,599 per person. To get more details call your local Chamber of Commerce, go to <www.> or contact the Travel Agent

directly: Trent Travel Trenton at 613-392-3440. There will be an information night for anyone interested in signing up for this trip on Tuesday, October 30, at 6 p.m. at Quinte West City Hall, 7 Creswell Drive, Trenton. Call 613-392-7635 if you need more details or directions.

Letter to the editor Dear Editor, I would like to reply to and thank Lin Clarke for her response of September 6 because you have given me the opportunity to clarify my letter to the editor of August 16. I am and have always been an avid supporter of the Stirling-Rawdon Police Force and its members and may I remind Ms. Clarke that there is no capital punishment in Canada and “stoning” and “hanging” are just that. My comparison of the hearing in Toronto and the testimonies given to that of an “Oscar Preview” was conceived as I sat through the performances of the participants. I’m sorry you chose not to attend because you would know exactly what I am talking about. As to your reference to a “gong show,” this quote was made by one of our own constables at a Police Services Board meeting toward his

employer (the Board) and not by me. I am not nor have I ever been prone to gossip but have always prided myself on researching any information thoroughly as to attest to its validity. There appears to be quite a void in the allegations of domestic violence against Mr. X as he has no recollection of ever being questioned let alone charged or advised of a restraining order. You have made unsubstantiated assumptions of my personal feelings with your statement that “I would be happier if “Mrs. K” became another dead victim of domestic violence.” I take much offense to this as I consider myself to be a very kind and caring person. Everyone has access to police records and Police Service Board information if requested and all board meetings are open to the public which I attempt to attend regularly. Mr. Oliver’s verbal abuse charge is

public knowledge and since the Ontario Civilian Police Commission has not provided any actual dates that this alleged abuse occurred, none of us who attend these meetings know if we were witnesses or not. Finally, ranting, rubbish, vendettas and witch hunts are not on my agenda. However, pointing out the biased position of OCPC toward municipalities is and as a concerned citizen of this province and municipality, my wish that Chief Foley conduct his job in a professional manner with honesty and integrity that deem fit for his position is a high priority. As for your breaks, take as many as you feel necessary. All PSB meetings are the second Monday of every month. I hope to see you there. Regards, Don Stewart, Stirling



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EMC Sports - The Duvanco Homes Minor Bantams started play in the Jack Harper Toronto Red Wings Early-bird Tournament with a tie and a win. The Devils played to a 2 - 2 draw with the Brampton 45’s, and then came back with an 8 - 3 victory over the Syracuse Nationals. In game one, Brady Gilmour scored both goals and assists came from Jakob Brahaney and Matthew Panetta. Anthony Popovich was solid in goal and received the player of the game award. Against the Nationals, Brady Gilmour again scored twice and added three assists, Aidan McFarland also had two goals and two assists and Colin VanDenHurk, Ryan Smith, Nick Hoey, and Scoley Dow all added single goals. Assists came from Mackenzie Warren, Matthew Panetta, Dominic Della Civita, Shelby Rienstra, Ryan Smith, Keegan Ferguson, Hoey and VanDenHurk. Jett Alexander handled the goaltending duties. Brady Gilmour received the player of the game award. On day two the Minor Bantams won games three and four, finished first in their pool, and moved on to the quarterfinals. In game three they defeated Ottawa Junior 67’s 3 - 2 in a very physical game. Shelby Rienstra opened the scoring and

Brady Gilmour added two more, with assists going to Mackenzie Warren, Ryan Fraser, and Keegan Ferguson. Anthony Popovich picked up the win between the pipes. Ryan Smith was selected as the game MVP. In game four the Devils needed a victory to make the play-off round and they came up big with a 6 - 0 win. Scoley Dow led the offence with two goals and two assists, Nick Hoey scored twice and single goals came from Aidan McFarland and Matthew Panetta. Brady Gilmour chipped in with three assists, Ryan Smith had two and Jakob Brahaney, Mackenzie Warren and Ryan Fraser all had single helpers. Jett Alexander registered the shutout for the red and black. Warren was selected as game MVP. The Devils finished as the fifth seed heading into the play-off round and faced-off against the London Junior Knights in the quarter-final. The Devils again prevailed with a 4 - 3 victory. Nick Hoey scored two goals, and Brady Gilmour and Colin VanDenHurk added singles. Assists came from Ryan Smith, Brock Bronson, and Gilmour. Nick Hoey was selected as the game MVP. In the semi-final a banged-up Quinte squad ran into the rested and energetic Toronto Marlies, and came out on the short end of a 2

- 0 game. Jett Alexander had a solid game between the pipes, and Brady Gilmour was selected as game MVP. On Saturday, September 15, the Minor Bantams will host the Toronto Junior Canadians for two exhibition games. Action will start with a 1 p.m. game at the Wally Dever Arena, followed by a 7 p.m. game at the Stirling Arena. Cornerstone Builders Peewee The Cornerstone Builders Peewee Red Devils participated in the Co-operators Cup over the weekend which was hosted by the Mississauga Sens AAA. Thirtytwo very talented teams entered this tournament and our Red Devils made it to the final grouping of eight teams playing on Sunday. Making it to Sunday’s play with two wins, one tie and one loss was a great start to the year. Unfortunately, a loss to the Toronto Marlies early Sunday morning got the team home for a late lunch that afternoon. Kwik Copy Bantam This past weekend, the Kwik Copy Bantam Devils posted an 0 - 4 record in the Sens Shootout in Ottawa. In the opener, goals were tough to come by in a 4 - 0 loss to the Ottawa Valley Titans. In game two, Cody Smith scored early, assisted by Jacob Fisher, but the Devils Please see “Team” on page 23

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Jr. 67’s scored three to take an early lead. Colin Doyle answered, with an assist by Austin Fry, but it was not enough. The final score was 4 - 1. In the last game of the tournament, the Devils could not find their legs and

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Mountain View has been used to store military aircraft surplus including the CF5, Tutor and T-33. The first Air Cadet gliding school opened at Mountain View in 1967 as part of the Trenton Air Cadet Camp. In 1971 the glider pilot scholarship program began and it was named the Central Region Gliding School in 1980, with operations in Picton as well. Over 320 cadets receive their glider pilot wings each year. “It’s the best youth development program in our country,” MacKay said. He noted that his wife, who was

Air cadet glider pilot Jason Moggridge from Picton cut the ribbon with Peter MacKay and his wife Nazanin Afshin-Jam. Photo: Kate Everson

with him for the ceremony, had been an air cadet for five years, attaining the rank of Warrant officer First Class. “She outranks me by a long shot,” he grinned. When asked about the recent announcement of her pregnancy, he said he hopes their first child will become a cadet. After the official ribbon cutting, guests were invited to tour the facility and have refreshments. The $8.5-million hangar has 5,000 square metres of space and can house up to 30 gliders and two planes. It also includes 18 offices for staff and two classrooms. The landing field is also used by other military manoeuvres. Today the C130


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EMC News - Mountain View - Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, cut the ribbon on the new $16-million Central Region Cadet Hangar at Canadian Forces Detachment Mountain View on September 7. “Mountain View is very important to us,” MacKay told the small group of dignitaries and cadets outside the hangar. He said the new hangar is a demonstration of the government’s support of youth. The facility and air field is used for gliding instruction each summer by the air ca-

and C17 practise landing on the gravel runways at Mountain View which is also used by the parachutists as a drop zone. Chair of the Air Cadet League of Canada Thomas Taborowski said there are five locations for glider training across Canada working in partnership with Department of National Defence. The League buys the gliders and tow planes and DND provides instructors. “Ontario has the largest fleet in Canada,” he added. Fred Hopkinson, chair of the Aviation Committee of the Air Cadet League of Canada, said they have 24 S233 gliders and one S222 (for display) and 11 tow planes. He said these gliders are not

manufactured anymore but are very rugged for training and ideal for cadets. He noted former astronaut Chris Hadfield trained here as a cadet. Hopkinson added that the new hangar has heated floors, quite an improvement from the original hangar that had heaters suspended from the ceiling. The glider units are used spring and fall as well as summer training and in winter for maintenance on the gliders. “It is a permanent full-time facility,” he said. Air Cadet Jesse Nelson, 13, from Belleville, summed up the experience this way, “I like gliding,” he said. “It’s a lot of fun flying around. It prepares us for being up in the air.”

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anyone with an interest in airplanes. While weather will remain a factor throughout, Halls says, planned events include ongoing activities and shows, military fly-bys, a Search and Rescue demonstration, and plenty of evening entertainment. Many participants are expected to camp over, under aircraft, for the weekend and the Oak Hills Flying Club has also made plans for concession stands as well as the serving of meals by club members. Live music, a rock climbing wall and magic show are also scheduled during the weekend. Halls is also encouraging local musicians to provide entertainment, noting while the club can’t offer to pay, there will be ample opportunity for buskers to perform

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Legion gets another boost from gun collectors By Bill Freeman

EMC News - Havelock The Royal Canadian Legion in Havelock got another solid boost from gun collectors during a Saturday morning show that filled the Branch

389 hall despite monsoonlike weather outside. “I’m seeing what I can do to support the Legion,” organizer Don Martin told the Northwest EMC as a steady

stream of visitors browsed around the hall talking to the 30 vendors, some travelling from as far away as Sudbury and Hamilton. “Every time I see a vet I

Don Martin sits at his display table, one of 30 featured at a gun collectors show at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 389 in Havelock. It was the second show Martin has organized to support the Branch. Photo: Bill Freeman

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want to shake his hand,” says Martin, a gun collector for 52 years, underscoring the reason why he was running a second show at the branch. “We’ve got all kinds of people here, collectors, buyers, sellers. There’s a lot of military stuff here, antique Winchesters [and] a lot of modern stuff,” he said. “Everyone is very, very happy and I’ve had all kinds of telephone calls.” Martin says collectors are pleased to see shows at the Legion and makes sure he distributes pamphlets about the event when he visits gun shows in other communities. The response has validated his desire to organize the shows, he says. “We’re in a hunting community here; it’s part of our heritage.” There are also a lot of target shooters in the area,” Martin added. “What the public doesn’t realize is that we’re just as entitled to shoot clay birds as people are to hit a golf ball. We want to educate people; we want people to know this is part of our heritage and we

do this all within the law. “You get to talk to people and this is where you meet friends at places like this.” Martin says he’s proud to carry on a family tradition something he inherited from his own father and grandfather and one he enjoys with his sons and grandsons. He has been a competitive shooter and owns gold, silver and bronze medals for rifle shooting. His great-grandfather received a Queen’s prize

for shooting. “Anything people want to know there’s enough knowledgeable people here.” The vendors also included a couple of gunsmiths. “We’re quite happy with the turnout we’re getting and it’s supporting our community and Legion. We want to help the Legion stay open.” Martin says he hopes to organize another gun show at the Legion Branch 389 early in 2013.

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EMC Lifestyles - Gardening in the near north is a tough go, Gentle Reader. I’m not referring to thin and shallow soils, hard frosts in June and September, deep snow drifts, and branchcracking cold. Those are minor inconveniences that can be easily managed when measured against the real challenge: the pristine beauty of an untouched country.  Perhaps it’s a matter of scale. When you’re standing on a hillside with a panorama of clear lakes, rugged cap rock and millions of trees in front of you, a six pack of petunias can seem a titch inadequate.  Still, there is that within which compels many of us to recreate such a beauteous sight in the more confined spaces of our little estates. I suppose, as long as we measure ourselves to a lesser human standard, we can be satisfied with what we accomplish. We did notice, especially in Sudbury and Espanola,

that the traditional urban planter was much more exuberant than those in our warmer climes. If you could think of an annual, you would have seen it and, in fact, we also noticed quite a few tropical plants. In one Espanola home garden, Mandevilla vines with their fragrant white tubular flowers were happily twining away with bright red Cardinal morning glories and their delicate foliage. On the island itself, garden mums were certainly the commercial offering of choice. Almost every store we saw had some available. We learned that many of them were grown locally and so we had to take a trip to visit the nursery. J D’s Garden Centre on the 10th Side Road, Tehkummah, is a completely equipped operation with growing houses, display beds, hard goods and gifts and a privately owned on-site restaurant  We arrived too early for

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the plants but The Garden Shed Cafe was enjoying a good morning draw. We were joined in our stroll by co-owner Sharon. The struggles were the same as we experience in the Quinte area, rainfall, high humidity, bugs, fuel costs and some downturn owing to the economy.  They had a few pests that aren’t that much of an issue for us more southerly folk: Asian longhorn beetle, other hardwood borers and the spruce budworm. There were several other garden centres on Manitoulin and perhaps we’ll take the opportunity to visit them during our next trip. Garden clubs are well represented with several societies. Every now and then, GR, we writer types will do an Internet search on ourselves.  It is not uncommon to find your work being used on a web site without permission, keeping in mind that our work

is copyrighted. Quite often, I’ll find myself appearing on a not-for-profit web site and that’s okay. (29 different sites to date.) However, when my material shows up on a commercial site without permission, then steps are taken. I remember clearly doing such a search and came across a newsletter from a club on Manitoulin Island. The quote that sticks in my mind is, “We’re not exactly sure who Dan Clost is but he seems to know what he is talking about.” One does record such ringing endorsements. At a tourist information site, we met with a lady from the Assiginack Horticultural Society who was enthused about a “Community Blooms” event they had just completed for their district. Participation was excellent with lots of support from the municipality and local media. At the hotels and lodges,

Reality Check: And the young get squeezed

Sheila Wray Gregoire EMC Lifestyles - Do you think our children will receive Old Age Security when they retire? I don’t. I doubt CPP will have much left to dole out, either. Do you think our children will enjoy absolutely free health care? I don’t. I’m not even sure I will, and I’ve only got another two and a half decades to retirement. What can’t go on forever won’t. We are currently living through one of the biggest generational transfers of wealth in history, but it isn’t going from the older to the younger. It’s going from the younger to the older. Never has a generation so benefited from demographics and economic trends as the Baby Boomers. They

were born into an era of relative peace, achieved by their parents’ generation. That era brought in a period of economic expansion unseen in modern times. They bought up real estate at low prices. They attended university when tuition was still negligible. They received the best union jobs in manufacturing and in government. And they’ve been promised, and received, tremendous social programs, funded by taxes that everyone pays—especially those younger than Boomers. But this windfall has not, and likely will not, trickle down to the next generations. Today’s new graduates, for instance, have $26,000 on average in debt. That means putting off buying a house for five to ten years, which also results in delaying saving for retirement. Then they get a double whammy, because this generation isn’t likely to see very generous government retirement benefits. But the other generational problem is found in the Want Ads: there aren’t enough of them. As older workers remain at jobs longer, they make it more difficult for young graduates to land jobs. Other retired

people double dip, officially retiring but then returning to substitute teach or take other nursing shifts that may otherwise go to those just starting out. To be fair, if I had the opportunity to double dip, I likely would do it, too. If I needed to work longer in order to afford all I wanted during my retirement years, I would also do that. You do what is in your own best interests. Yet the combined effects of a whole generation doing this—the generation that has most benefited from government programs and economic and real estate trends and unionized jobs—means that life is going to be increasingly harsh for the generations coming after. Instead of expecting your children to surpass you, many in my generation are just hoping and praying that one day our children may have enough money to move out on their own. Is it the Baby Boomers’ fault? No, not necessarily. They happened to be a demographic bloc with huge voting power. And so that generation has voted what is in their best interests. I understand that. But

hanging baskets were popular as were perennial beds. At Red Roof Lodge, our stopping point, it was clear that the Proven Winners brand was well known and well used. An interesting convention, one repeated in many different locations, was the lack of formally marked out beds. Wherever there was a deep enough pocket of soil, a garden was planted. On our way back we stopped in quite a few towns along the way, just to see what they were about. Owen Sound was a jewel, clean, vibrant, and almost all of the folks we talked with were open, happy and wanted to know if we were aware of the events that were happening. (And for those of you who remember the radio morning show with Bob and Dianne, you will be pleased to know that their faces are on the street buses.) A few of the others were definitely tourist

Dan Clost sites and the hustle to get the dollars was evident. A few were almost indistinguishable from any similar size town in our part of Ontario but, I’m pleased to say, there was only one that left us with a bad impression. For the most part, Ontario is an awesome province filled with magnificent sites and wonderful people. To the folks on Manitoulin Island, thank-you for a terrific experience. We’ll be back

I would hope that more Baby Boomer voices would start speaking up about the sustainability of the social programs we have, and the fact that so many tax dollars are coming from those with relatively little net worth and flowing to those with the highest net worth. At some point, perhaps people could vote for their children’s well-being, and not just their own? But then I’d also say something to young people, too. Wake up. Too many of you don’t vote at all, or else you vote in the same people who put us deeper into debt. We can’t keep living like this. We can’t subsidize everyone from birth to death. Europe tried, and it’s crumbling. Our lives will not look like our parents’ and grandparents’ lives did. We will have to take care of ourselves. And it’s time that we accepted that, pulled up the bootstraps, and got serious about it. You can find Sheila on Facebook at <facebook. com/sheila.gregoire. books>.


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BELLEVILLE Tuesday, September 18, 7:30 p.m. Hastings County Historical Society Presents: The Reverend Brad Smith, Rector of Tyendinaga and Chaplain of Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal of the Mohawk. Quinte Living Centre, 370 Front St), Belleville. Bring a friend.

offers Walk In Wednesdays from 10 am-noon and 2-4pm. Speak to a Hearing Care Counsellor. No appointment necessary. Bayview Mall, 470 Dundas St. E Belleville Belleville Club 39 Dance at Belleville Fish and Game Club Hall Friday, September 14, 8pm to Midnight. Singles and Couples welcome. Lunch served. For info 613-392-9631 or 613-966-6596

Taoist Tai Chi Open House: Mon. Sept. 17, 9 -10:30 a.m., Christ Church Anglican Hall, 39 Everett St., Belleville. All age and fitness levels., 613-544-4733.

Sept. 16 - Belleville Legion week. Everyone welcome. Downstairs louge entertainment. 2 pm Rockin Ron classic tunes from 30’s and 40’s. Pot-Luck Dinner at 4:30 pm

Quinte Amateur Radio Club meeting Wed. Sept. 19, 7:30pm, Loyalist College, Pioneer Building. Guest speaker will be Eric VE3EI from Icom Canada, he will be talking about D-Star and other new technologies.

DINERS CLUB Belleville: Every Tuesday from 12noon until 2:00pm, Parkdale Community Centre, 119 Birch St. Belleville, Info: 613-969-0130

Seniors 5-pin Bowling starts Tuesday, Sept. 4, 1 p.m. Belleville Pro Bowl, Bayview Mall. Ken 613962-3429 The ANAF Unit 201 Pipes and Drums is recruiting members. Free lessons and Band practices. 187 Front St, Belleville, Tuesdays, Belleville Legion: Sept. 14, entertainment with Matt Smith. Blues rock and country 7 till close, downstairs lounge. Cover charge Emmaus Cancer Support Group meets Monday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Hastings Park Bible Church, 36 Harder Dr., Belleville. Please join us for caring and sharing. Our group is open to anyone coping with cancer, their family members and/or caregivers. Contact Sandy at 613-922-5804 or Judy at 613-962-9628 for further information. The Canadian Hearing Society

Canadian Federation of University Women Belleville and District, a club for meeting interesting and diverse women who share enthusiasm for promotion of education, improvement of the status of women and human rights, and participate in public affairs, invite all like minded women to join us. Our opening coffee party is Thursday September 20, 6.30 pm. at St.Thomas Anglican Church Belleville. Fish Fry and Concert at St. Mark’s United Church, 237 Cannifton Rd N. Sunday, September 23. 5- 6:30 p.m. Please reserve at 613-9688268. Take out available. Concert to follow at 7p.m. John M. Parrott Art Gallery presents Rick Penner: Fall Season of Musical Gifts. Friday, September 14, 10:30-11:30: “Great Movie Themes and Their Stories”. Free. 613-968-6731 x 2240 or www. Hastings Manor Auxiliary meeting, Monday, September

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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 Business & Professional Women dinner meeting, Monday, September 17 at Montrose Inn, 5:45 p.m. Our speakers for the evening will be Tina Pennacchio and Susan Rollinson from A Place To Perch speaking on the birds in our lives. Please call Lois at 613966-3091 for info or to reserve for the dinner.

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

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous meets Wednesday, 7 p.m. in Hillcrest Community Centre, 69 Centre St, Belleville. No dues or fees for members. Susan at 613471-0228 or Hilly at 613-354-6036 or Pinocchio is coming to the Belleville Farmers Market on September 15 at 12 p.m. “Adventures of Burattino” performed by the Russian Drama Studio, with help of Market vendors and friends. A blend of puppets, music, magic tricks, fortune telling and fun for adults and kids. Nutritious, frozen meals are distributed every Friday, 2-4 p.m. from the 60 Bridge St. E. entrance of Bridge Street Church, Belleville. There is no cost for these meals, and no pre-ordering is required. To register, show ID on your first visit for each participating family member. TGIF is a community outreach project of Bridge St. United Church. Love to Sing? Join Shout Sister! Choir. No auditions and no need to read music. Join us for a practice, . Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 223 Pinnacle St., Belleville. www. Quinte Seniors Euchre Club meets at the Parkdale Community


Wing night, Saturday Sept 15, Brighton Legion. 25 Park St. Brighton. Downstiars. $7.00/pound. Starting at 5 p.m.. Karaoke with John and Rita, 7pm to closing. Brighton Community Artists meet at 9am each 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Community Centre. Contact Hazel Ward at 613-475-8818 for info Time-Out Tea Time Ladies’ Fellowship meets September 16, 10 a.m., New Community Hall, Trinity St. Andrew’s United Church, Brighton. Guest: Lorraine Harvey, motivational speaker. For info: Jean 613-439-8869. Community Living Quinte West 53rd Annual General Meeting, Tuesday, September 18, at Timber Ridge Golf Course. 4:30 Registration, 5:30 Golf Ball Drop Fund Raiser, 6:00 Meeting. RSVP to Toni at 613-394-2222

CAMPBELLFORD Campbellford Senior Citizens Club, 55 Grand Road. Weekly events: Monday: 1:30 pm Bridge. Tuesday 1:00 pm Euchre, 7:30 pm Bid Euchre. Wednesday 1:30 pm Euchre. Thursday 1:30 pm Shuffleboard. Friday 1:30 pm, Cribbage, 7:30 pm Euchre. RUMMAGE SALE, Christ Church Anglican, Kent St, Campbellford, Monday Sept. 17 & Tuesday Sept. 18, 9:00 am-4:30 pm. Wednesday Sept. 19 Bag Day, 9:00 am-12:30 pm

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Campbellford’s Knitting Club 1:30pm-3:00pm. The Campbellford Knitting Club meets at Island Park Retirement Home. 18 Trent Drive, Campbellford, Contact: 705-696-3891 Taoist Tai Chi Beginner and continuing classes available throughout the week at the Community Resource Centre, 65 Bridge St. Campbellford. Join anytime. Call 705 696 1782 for more details. Saturday, September 15, Seymour West Woman’s Institute Card Parties at 7:30 pm. Cost is $3.00. Lunch is Served. Everyone Welcome for a fun evening. Bridge: Fridays at 7:00pm Island Park Retirement Community. 18 Trent Dr, Campbellford. For more information please call

Northumberland Cares for Children provides an opportunity to discuss your child’s development, speech and behaviour on Tuesdays in September at St. Mary Catholic Elementary School, 35 Centre St, Campbellford from 10:00 to 11:00 am. For info: Cheryl McMurray, Northumberland Child Development Centre, 1-866-2181427.

CODRINGTON Codrington Community Centre, 3rd Wednesday of month, Codrington Seniors’ Group meets at noon for a Pot Luck lunch. Codrington Drop In Centre Monday thru Thursdays from 9:30 till 11:30 am.

COLBORNE Northumberland Cares for Children presents Play Group at Colborne Public School, 8 Alfred St, on Fridays from 10:00 am to noon. For info: Cheryl McMurray, Northumberland Child Development Centre, 1-866-218-1427. Food Addicts Anonymous Meetings, Wednesdays, 11-12 noon, Prospect House, 1 Elgin Street (at King), Colborne, www.

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COLBORNE NORTHUMBERLAND CARES for Children provides an opportunity to discuss your child’s development, speech and behaviour Wednesdays at Colborne Public School, 8 Alfred St. from 10:00 – 11:00 am. For info: Cheryl McMurray, Northumberland Child Development Centre, 1-866-218-1427. cheryl@

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MASS CHOIR Cantata - Plans are under way for a Christmas Cantata. Choir members can be from any area, any church and any denomination. Practices will be Sundays from 1 to 2 p.m. starting September 16. For more information call Vange Finkle at 613-477-1822.

ANNUAL FLEA Market/Tailgate Sale. Station Park, Frankford (corner of Mill and Wellington) Saturday, September 15, 9:00 a.m. Tailgate fee $5.00.

FRANKFORD ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Keep It Simple Group, 8 pm every Thursday at Holy Trinity Anglican


LEGION WEEK at Frankford Legion September 16 - 22. Sept. 18 Men’s pool 7 pm. Sept. 19 Roast Beef Dinner 5-6pm $10.00. Sept. 20 Men’s Darts

GLEN MILLER 1ST QUINTE TREX Open House on Monday Sept 17, 6:30-8:00pm at Christ Church, Hwy 33 in Glen Miller. Trex is an option of Girl Guides that is open to girls aged 12 to 17 yrs who are interested in Outdoor Adventures. Info: Liz Allard 613-394-2566.

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HASTINGS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1-3 pm join St. George’s Anglican Church, Hastings, for refreshments and fellowship as we wish Kay Durnford much happiness as she leaves this community for the Renfrew area. Info 705-696-2451. HASTINGS TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Open House, Trinity United Church Hastings, Wednesday September 19, 6:007:30 pm. Everyone welcome. Info: Kathy (705) 696-3359. Please enter at the rear of church.

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every Tuesday in September and October at 10:00 am at the Hastings Early Years Centre. For more info call Angie at 705-696-1353. HASTINGS STREET Party celebrating the Ultimate Fishing Town Win. September 15, BBQ ($15) at 6 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion, Front St. Free DJs, live bands and dance to follow. Tickets available at Banjo’s Grill, Home Hardware, Hastings Legion and Water Lily. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 10:30 am, Kate Wentzel, Speech and Language Pathologist, from Five Counties Children’s Centre, will provide information about your child’s speech and language development and answer any questions. YMCA Ontario Early Years Centre, Hastings

HAVELOCK HAVELOCK LEGION Meat draws, every Sat. 3 pm. Sunday Crib Tornaments every Sunday at 1 pm $10 per team. Everyone welcome. HAVELOCK’S WELLNESS Program will be held at the Town Hall, 8 Mathison St. in Havelock, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm every Tuesday and Thursday. 10-11 exercise and 11-12 various activities. Call for more details, (705)778-7831 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY Music Jam Sessions at the Havelock Ol’ Town Hall, every Wednesday. Doors open at 12:00, Music at 1:00. Musicians and visitors welcomed WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 19, Havelock Community Care’s Diner’s Club, $9.00 per person. Come out and enjoy a hot meal and friendship at the Havelock United Church, Union & Ontario St.

IVANHOE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 7-9pm, Hastings Federation of Agriculture invites members to attend a Social Media Workshop at Huntingdon Veterans Community Hall, Ivanhoe. Pre-register at 613473-4444 to reserve your seat

MADOC THE ALZHEIMER Society of Belleville-Hastings-Quinte community outreach program on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at The Madoc Arts Centre, Madoc, from 9:30 - 11:30 am. Please call 962-0892 to register SUPPORT THE Troops Concert, Centre Hastings Park, Madoc, Friday, 14 September. Lions Bar B Q starts at 5 p.m. Free Concert Starts at 6:30 p.m. Bring your Lawn Chair and Blanket and wear something red. BLOOD PRESSURE Clinic: Wednesday, Sept 19, 47 Wellington St, Seniors Building Common Room from 9-11:30 AM. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical


disabilities. ROYAL CANADIAN Legion Br 363 Madoc has mixed darts every Thursday night 7.30. Everyone invited

MARLBANK SEPTEMBER 16, Roast Beef Supper at St. Matthew’s Hall, Marlbank, 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Adults: $12.50, Children 6-12: $5.00, Under 6: Free

MARMORA THE ALZHEIMER Society of Belleville-Hastings-Quinte community outreach program on the 3rd Thursday of each month at Caressant Care LTC, Marmora, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Please call 962-0892 to register CROWE VALLEY Lions organize Euchre beginning September 14, 7:30 p.m. in Deloro Hall. Bring light lunch. ST. PAUL’S Anglican Church Fall Dinner & Silent Auction on Friday, Sept. 21, 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Marmora Community Centre, Victoria St., Marmora. (Elevator available). Advance tickets available from Marilyn at 613-472-2618 FRIDAYS, 1:30 p.m., Marmora Seniors’ Euchre Parties, William Shannon Room.

NORWOOD TAKE OFF Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meetings, Tuesdays at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Norwood. Weigh-in begins at 5:45 and Meeting at 7 pm. For more information contact Evelyn at 705-639-5562 or Elaine at 705-639-5710. THE ASPHODEL-NORWOOD Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 18 at the Norwood Legion.

P.E. COUNTY TAI CHI Classes, Tuesday 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. $8.00 each class. Zumba Classes, Wednesday 7:30 – 8:30 pm. $8.00 each class. Ameliasburgh Town Hall CONSECON LEGION week starts: Sept 17 -General meeting 7 pm. Sept 18 -Bid euchre 7pm /Senior supper $5.00 5 pm. Sept 19 & Sept 20 Games Night 7 pm. Sept 21 Meat roll 7 pm. Sept 22 Duck Derby Dawn till Noon. Breakfast available at 8 am. Scavenger Hunt 12 noon till 3 pm.

STIRLING THE ALZHEIMER Society of Belleville-Hastings-Quinte community outreach program on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Rotary Train Station, Stirling from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Please call 962-0892 to register CLUB 55 Euchre, every Wednesday, 1 p.m. at Stirling Legion

BAY OF Quinte Toastmaster regular meetings every 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 6:30-8 pm at the Quinte West Public Library Multipurpose room. Call 613-967-4891. Guests are always welcome. QUINTE BRANCH of the Ontario Genealogical Society presents “explore your roots” at the Quinte Branch Genealogical Research Library in the Quinte West Public Library, 10–4 Saturday, September 15. 613-394-3381 x3328 or www.rootsweb.ancestry. com/~canqbogs/ THE QUINTE Region of Circle of Friends meeting, Thursday, Sept. 13, 6:30pm in the Recreation Center of Kenron Estates, Bayside. For info. contact Vicki at 613-392-0731 or Martin at 613-438-4407. TRENTON POWER & Sail Squadron Boating Courses Registration Night Monday September 17, 7pm at CFB Trenton Yacht Club. Classes start September 24. Info: e-mail to, or call John at 613-395-2117 TRENTON LEGION Branch 110 presents Who Killed Thomas Reed? Murder Mystery Dinner. Thursday, September 20, 6:00 pm cocktails. 7:00 pm Dinner & Mystery Theatre. Tickets: Legion office 613-392-0331

TWEED THE ALZHEIMER Society of Belleville-Hastings-Quinte community outreach program on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Tweed Library, Tweed, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Please call 9620892 to register SEPTEMBER 20 - Back to school craft with sewing machines provided from 4:00-7:00 at the Tweed Public Library. Limited to 8 children, aged 8 and up. TWEED LEGION: Mixed darts every Friday night, 7:30 p.m. Mixed pool Wednesday nights (except 3rd Wed. of the month), 7:00 sharp. Everyone welcome. SEPTEMBER 15 - Introduction to French for JK-Grade 2. Learn and Listen in French at the Tweed Public Library from 11:00-12:00.

TYENDINAGA LONSDALE HERITAGE Association AGM & Ontario Trillium Foundation Recognition Event, Sunday, Sept 16, 1-2.30 P.M. Lonsdale Church, 42 Bridge St., Lonsdale. Local Musical Entertainment SEPTEMBER 15, Country Dance with Stoney and the Sundance Band, 8pm-12 am, Orange Hall, York Rd., Tyendinaga. Special guest fiddle and steel player Sid Prescott. Lunch and bar available.



SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 8:30 am, Warkworth Community Service Club 9th Annual Golf Tournament. All proceeds go towards the Warkworth Community Medical Centre. Salt Creek Golf Links. Tickets include lunch. WARKWORTH LEGION September 14, Country Idol Winner Jamey Spurvey will perform from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Cover charge $5.00. September 19 Bid Euchre Register 1:30 play at 2 P.M.

WOOLER WOOLER UNITED Church Roast Beef Supper & Silent Auction, Friday, September 21, 5-6:30pm. Adults: $15.00, Kids: (6-12) $7.00. Tickets Available in advance only: Jim 613-397-3027 or the Church Office 613-397-1600


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The great United Way warehouse sale returns Street East, near Haig Road. Lyndsey Harker, the resource coordinator with the United Way of Quinte, said the popular sale will return to Belleville on September 15. She said the doors will officially be opened at 8 a.m. with the sale lasting until 3 p.m., but she cau-

tioned that many show up early. Many show up hours beforehand lining up waiting for the sale to begin, so it would be wise to be a bit early, she said. In previous years a variety of companies including Wilson Sports have joined the steadfast Procter & Gamble contributor, but this year

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be paid in cash: there will be no debit or credit card services. Last year the event raised $48,000 and Harker said the organization hopes to meet or beat last year’s total. The United Way’s goal is to raise $1,925,000 by December 31 through the sales and numerous other campaigns. To donate or get involved, call 613962-9531. Quinte West will have their own sale on October 13.

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EMC Lifestyles - Belleville Please join us in the John M. Parrott Art Gallery for another great season of Rick Penner’s Musical Gifts. This lively musical interlude runs from 10:30 to 11:30 on the second Friday of every month. Everyone is welcome to attend this free program and enjoy complimentary refreshments. Rick Penner always entertains with his piano playing, colourful anecdotes, and interesting information about the theme of the month. Rick is often joined by visiting musical guests from the Quinte region and beyond as he plays the Gallery’s beautiful Yamaha Grand Piano. Enjoy Rick Penner’s first show of the season, “Great Movie Themes and their Stories”, on Friday, September 14, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Musician Alissa Steeves will take part in the performance and there will be a special round of musical jeopardy to test your knowledge of movie soundtracks. For further information, please call 613-968-6731 x 2240 or visit <>.

P & G stands alone for the Untied Way. Harker said household products including shampoo, toothpaste, paper towels, and cleaning and hygiene products will be sold at a discount. “In most cases the items will be fifty to sixty per cent below the usual retail prices,” she said. A total of 35 different items will be available for the public to choose from. Admission is $2 per person and all orders must


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EMC News - Belleville A total of 33 residents from Prince Edward Hastings were honoured with the Queen’s Jubilee medal last Sunday afternoon in Belleville. MP Daryl Kramp handed out the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals, which totalled a full score more than his provincial counterpart handed out just a couple of weeks previous. Medals were presented

at a formal ceremony and reception at the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Belleville Sunday afternoon. Each was honoured for longstanding contributions to the community. The local group is among 60,000 citizens across Canada who will receive the Diamond Jubilee Medal. “So many residents of Prince Edward-Hastings have given so much of themselves to others and to our country. Today I was honoured to present thirty-

three of these wonderful people with a the Queen’s Jubilee medal,” said Kramp. The Jubilee medal pays special tribute to Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years on the throne and honours her life-long commitment to her responsibilities by recognizing those who have made significant contributions to Ontario and Canada. “You have been nominated by your peers and your colleagues because of your ideals and devotion to ser-




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Earnest by Oscar Wilde will launch our season on October 11. Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, two young upper-class Englishmen, bend the truth about their lives in order to add excitement and avoid responsibility. Enter the domineering Lady Brackness, and two young women both determined to marry a man named “Ernest” and you have Oscar Wilde’s “trivial comedy for serious people.” Our second show, Sea Marks, by Gardner Mackay, is a love story that predates email, cell phones and dating web sites; it is a story of

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When literacy goes digital in the lives of children By Susan Ramsay

EMC Lifestyles - What is a parent to do? We have heard the news. Both the Canadian Paedeatric Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics have looked at the research linking television and screen time with healthy child development. Their recommendations? Children who are two years old or younger should watch no television or other digital screens. Daily screen time for preschoolers should be no more than one to two hours. <www.caringforkids.>; Media and Children from American Academy of Pediatrics, <

advocacy-and-policy/aaphealth-initiatives/Pages/ Media-and-Children.aspx>. For many parents and caregivers these statements have been challenging to accept. Especially in this digitally explosive age of tablets, iPods, digital cameras, smart phones, computers, Skype and YouTube, is it possible to shelter our young children from screens? Screens now include more than televisions, videos or DVDs. Recognizing that screen technology is ubiquitous, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Fred Rogers Centre, after three years of study, published a position paper to guide early learning

and childcare educators’ use of technology in classrooms and programs. Their paper offers insight for parents, grandparents and caregivers too. Children learn through real-life exploration, creative play, physical activity, conversation and social interaction. “Access to technology tools and interactive media should not exclude, diminish, or interfere with children’s healthy communication, social interactions, play and other developmentally appropriate activities with peers, family member and teachers.” NAEYC and Fred Rogers: Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs

Serving Children from Firth through Age 8, <www.naeyc. org/files/naeyc/PS_technology_WEB.pdf>. What does this mean? It means that the selection of any developmentally appropriate technology for preschoolers must be paired with a focus on how that technology is used. Parents, for example, can enhance their child’s learning by exploring a bird call web site with their child to help identify the bird they just heard. Parents might also play with their child using a tablet art program to discover what colour can be made by mixing red and yellow on their screen. This type of screen time can support children’s


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thinking, language and fine motor skills, especially when reinforced and compared with mixing colours using play dough, paint or coloured water. Conversely, parents or caregivers who frequently encourage their child to keep busy by sitting quietly in front of the television, or by playing their computer or video games alone, are creating stumbling blocks to their child’s healthy social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Though early childhood educators are discouraged from using any technology with infants and toddlers in their programs, the authors of the position paper recognized that there may be a few developmentally appropriate uses of technology for infants and toddlers at home. Parents and toddlers may use Skype to communicate with family. They may view digital photos and talk about the pictures together, or share ebooks. But even these screen

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has made a lot of poor life choices that have now come back to haunt her. She meets up with Judith (Pat Dunn in her first major role with BBT) in the living room of Professor Peter Smedfordson, a true academic whose main concern until then had been to have another book published. Next into the mix comes Stewart … and then things really get crazy. Colin Griffiths takes on the role of Stewart, a de-frocked academic and loveable rogue. Griffiths has graced Brighton’s stage many times, including in this summer’s The Ghosts Are Back. Between the three of them, they manage to turn Peter’s life upside down. Peter is played by Jeffrey Van de Kleut, who although new to BBT, is familiar to audiences in Belleville and Trenton. The ABCs of comedy are well covered in Academia Nuts says Lacasse: action, brio and crazy characters. So where do Hoosiers and strip poker fit in? To find out, you’ll have to come and see for yourself. Tickets are available by calling 613-4752144; check the theatre’s web site at <>. The production runs three weekends from September 28 to October 14 for ten shows.

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Frederick Winston sits by one of his painting during the North of Seven Artists’ show that was held in a restored century barn located on the North School Road just north of Havelock.

North of Seven artist Christina Hebor shows off some of her work during their most recent show inside a century barn located on the North School Road a few kilometres north of Havelock. By Bill Freeman

EMC Lifestyles - Havelock - The North of Seven Artisans held their own against Mother Nature over the weekend shielding from torrential rain in a pictureperfect and watertight century barn with the adjacent fields open for Sunday’s portion of the show. “I can’t believe that it’s raining like this after two months without any serious rain,” group founder Judy Moretton said with a laugh. Saturday’s rain cut the number of displays with 16 artists expected for the two days which is another terrific success for the burgeoning group which captivated visitors with their first-ever art in the park show in the heart of Havelock this summer. That show attracted 24 artists and artisans. “We’re trying to get permission for a two-day show next year,” Moretton told the Northwest EMC. “Everyone said they had more visitors and more sales than anywhere else. There really was a nice steady flow of people.”

“It was really good, people liked it and it was good to be out in the town. A lot of people had never seen us before,” artist Judy MacMillan added. “There was a couple there from Germany who have cottaged in Havelock for years and they were really glad to see something at the park,” she said. “A lot of people said they would like to see something going on there every weekend.” “The art has brought us together,” MacMillan says of the group which represents a range of ages, backgrounds and artistic enthusiasms. “I love these people. A lot of times with groups there’s competition going on but we don’t have any of that. Everybody has a positive attitude,” The North of Seven group continues to grow, MacMillan says, and more people seem to be aware of what they are all about. “People are calling Judy all the time and are interested in what is happening.

More people are aware of the group and what it does.” “Everything in here is beautiful,” artisan Christina Hebor said. Hebor is a multi-talented artisan with a strong focus on crochet work although there is also jewellery. “I love trying new things; I like to challenge myself. I do painting but I haven’t

done a lot. I try not to rule anything out until I try it once but my first love is crocheting.” The North of Seven group will hold another show November 3 and 4 at the Old Stone Hall on Highway #7 east of Havelock, and continue to paint together Wednesdays at the Odd Fellows Hall in Havelock.

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Park celebrates Grandparents Day By Richard Turtle

EMC Events - Stirling The crowds came out with the sunshine as staff and volunteers at Farmtown Mike Plante (left) arrived from Belleville to celebrate Grandparents Day with grandchildren Spencer and Charlotte. In the background is musician John Pecek. Photo: Richard Turtle


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Park helped hundreds of visitors celebrate Grandparents Day. Guests of all ages were treated to the special demonstrations and displays set up in Heritage Village with the numerous other museum buildings buzzing with activity throughout the day Sunday. Farmtown Park Board President Ron Reid was pleased with the turnout and, addressing a small crowd near the end of the afternoon, thanked the many volunteers and supporters who provided spinning demonstrations, beekeeping displays, a petting zoo and a merry-goround for the youngsters. Also on hand were special guests the Odessa Mater and Sparky the StirlingRawdon Fire Department mascot. Several members of the department were also set up in front of the museum’s display of antique fire equipment, offering stickers, pens, fire hats and books to visitors as well as a chance to pose for a photo with Sparky. Event co-ordinator Harry Danford also commended the many participants who added to the celebrations noting, “We’re certainly fortunate to have that sort of support.” Hundreds of visitors arrived to take advantage of the additional features offered last weekend, including a live musical performance by John Pecek in the courtyard where picnic tables provided some of the preferred seating. Retired teacher Marilyn Girdwood also got an op-

portunity to return to the classroom as she offered visitors some historical insights into the school days of generations ago. Girdwood first taught in the Smiths Falls area, including in a one-room schoolhouse there, before retiring in Brighton where she continues to offer her services as a tutor. But the step back in time and her first work experience at the museum, she says, was an extremely enjoyable and reflective afternoon. Grandparents Day also offered a few surprises with the winning tickets drawn for a toy raffle offering a bicycle, riding tractor and a pair of remote control vehicles. None of the winners attended, however, so prizes could not be immediately awarded. Tickets were sold throughout the summer and drawn Sunday by Hastings County Queen of the Furrow Brianna Dracup, who welcomed guests and spoke of her pending trip to the International Plowing Match to vie for the provincial title as well as her work as Hastings County Queen. Raffle winners were Jane Stella, Bill Clark, Cassandra Wright and Jacob Detlor. Reid says the season, now winding down, has been a busy one at Farmtown Park but events including Agribition, Agricultural Wall of Fame induction ceremonies and the Second Annual Hastings County Beer Festival are all scheduled for the Please see “Farmtown” on page B15

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coming weeks. So things are far from quiet, Reid says, as volunteers are also busily preparing for a pair of seasonal fund raising events with Christmas at Farmtown Park from November 22 to 25 and the annual Starlite House Tour on November 22.

Brittany and Clare Dracup offered wagon rides to visitors to Farmtown Park last weekend. Hundreds of people turned out, spanning the generations. Photo: Richard Turtle

Sydney Woodcock arrived from Trenton to celebrate Grandparents Day at Farmtown Park. A petting zoo was one of many special features offered at the museum last weekend. Photo: Richard Turtle

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Flooring deals, berber carpet 99 cents sq. ft.; 12 mm laminate $1.49/sq. ft.; modern cut/loop carpet 1.49/sq. ft.; Free shop at home service. Saillian Carpets 1-800-578-0497, (905)373-2260.


The Truly Healthy Wellness Show Sat Sept 15th, 2012, 10-5 p.m. Northumberland Heights Retreat Centre Holistic practitioners, demos, attend workshops, raffle prizes. $2 a d m i s s i o n . www.trulyhealthywellnesssho

Cedar posts, poles and rails, various sizes, machine peeled or bark on. Also firewood available year-round. Call for prices, delivery extra. Greg Davis (613)478-6346.



FRITZ, Arthur Barington In memory of a dear husband and father, who passed away September 15, 2006 into the presence of a Healing God, now walking without pain. Yet the work of his hands remain, The grapevines still produce fruit, His crafted jewel boxes bring joy to his granddaughters, The corner cupboard is refinished like new. Light eminates from the stained glass lamps and windows. Forever his love will remain in our hearts Until we meet again, very soon Shirley and Family


Saturday Nite Gospel Sing at Chapel of the Good Shepherd, 513 Ashley St., Foxboro, September 15, 6:30. Come join us.


We have the key to unlock locked-in pension funds. Free consultation. To relieve financial stress, call 613-779-8008.

Unique Heritage Home on 18 Acres with Waterfront plus Additional Acreage 1584 County Rd. 2 West of Prescott, Augusta Township Saturday, September 29 at 1 p.m. Property viewing: September 16/23 from 1 p.m. til 4 p.m. Registered Viewing Property Details at: Auctioneer: Ken Finnerty 613-258-4284 613-258-5311 Cell 613-614-0700 EMC B Section - Thursday, September 13, 2012


1 young Black Lab, male, looking for a loving home. Contact Quinte West Animal Control @ 613-398-0222.

Mortgage Solutions Purchases, Consolidations, Construction. Lower than bank posted rates (OAC). On-site private funds for credit issues, discharged bankrupts and BFS without proven income. Chase Financial o/b 835289 Ontario Inc. Licence #10876, www.chasemortgagebroker .com (613)384-1301.

Primitive furniture local to the area as well as other furniture, crocks, fine art, and many other fine antique collectibles. 1614 7th line, Carleton Place, On indoor/outdoor farm location

Kenmau Ltd.

Property Management



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


Kenmau Ltd.

Talk about a missed opportunity to save thousands! Chip, B2B Bank, Bridgewater, Canadiana, Desjardins, Equitable, Equity Financial, First National, Home Trust, ICICI, ING Direct, Magenta, MCAP, MCAP Eclipse, Meridian, National Bank, Nearly Home, Optimum, Pillar, Right Mortgage, RMG, Street Capital, Scotia Mortgage Authority, Smart Mortgage - Just a few to WET YOUR APPETITE!

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Property Management


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TrenTon WesT side Great location. 2 bedroom apt, close to school and downtown. Fridge & stove included. $695/month plus utilities.


BELLEVILLE WEST SIdE Attractive, spacious 2 bedroom apartment with ceramic and wood floors throughout. Modern kitchen cupboards, fridge, stove, heat and water included. $850/month plus hydro.

Kenmau Ltd. (Since 1985)

Property Management


Kenmau Ltd. CL398666

(Since 1985)

Property Management


Frankford- 3 bdrm duplex, full basement. $950/mth. Appliances incl. No pets. Avail immed. Call Pete 613-395-4658 or 613-827-3494. Free first month’s rent. Havelock, 2 bedroom apartment. Quiet adult building. Parking. $685 monthly + H&H. Laundry available. Ken 705-778-5442. Fully furnished 2 bedroom house for rent on the Trent River. $700 plus hydro, references, 1st and security. Call Catherine 705-778-3649. Havelock, 3 bedroom house, $1,150 includes heat, hydro, fridge and stove. First and last required. References. No pets/smoking. 705-696-1102.


Downtown Stirling, 1 bedroom apartment. Fridge, stove, heat & water included. $595/mth. Call 613-967-8654.

Call Kenmau Ltd.


MarmoraBachelor ($450+/mth), Forsyth St. completely renovated, large, bright, upper level, parking, No pets, ref’s, 1st/last, Alan 416-229-0553. Renovated, clean, 2 bedroom apartment, 8 mins south of Tweed in Thomasburg area. $640/plus hydro. Well maintained building, beautiful rural setting. Call 613-885-5914.

Open House Sunday, 1:30-3:30pm. 3 bedroom, 1.5bath 3000sq.ft in East Hill. Fully renovated, large fenced backyard, close to schools. 119 Chatham Belleville. $289,000. 613-779-6159. Waterfront home- Bay of Quinte near Belleville. 3 bedrooms. 198 Ridley St. Rossmore. $249,900.e-mail 613-968-3714. see Facebook page Ridley Street.

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Wanted- Cash for waterfront property of all types. Call us for a free evaluation. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

EMC Classifieds Get Results!

Looking for persons willing to speak to small groups, 1 on 1 presentations. A car and internet necessary. Diana (866)306-5858. Part-time position available at K-9 comfort Inn dog and cat boarding facility. Must be flexible and able to work holidays and weekends. 705-639-1172.

The Craftsmen- general home repairs, window and door replacement flooring tiles, drywall, paint, trim and eavestroughing, soffit, fascia, plumbing repairs, etc.. Free estimates. Reasonable rates. Call Scott 613-827-7901 or 613-395-4566.

Reflexology Certification Training Courses with the Reflexology Training Academy Of Canada. Courses offered Bimonthly. More information visit www.reflexologytrainga

Half price ads for 40th + Anniversaries and 65th + Birthdays! Call for more info 613-966-2034 x560

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We currently have the following opportunities available in the Kingston and Belleville areas…

ParaMed believes that our employees are the cornerstones of our company’s long tradition of proven yet practical health care solutions. If you are looking for more than a job, but also a place where you can make a difference, Get Better with ParaMed where you’ll experience autonomy, independence, diversity, and lifelong learning.

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Both part-time evening contracts Come join a growing organization that offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, flexible and accommodating work schedules, career advancement, training Come a growingand organization that offers a and skillsjoin development, orientation and mentorship. competitive compensation and benefits package, To apply online, please visit: flexible and accommodating work schedules, career advancement, training and skills development, and orientation and mentorship. For more information contact Natasha Taylor To apply online, please visit: KINGSTON 613-549-0112 BELLEVILLE 613-969-5258 We thank all applicants; however, only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

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At Moira Place Long Term Care Home, nursing is not just about providing health care. It’s about trust and compassion. It’s about cultivating relationships, promoting well-being, and nurturing souls. At Moira Place in Tweed, you will be the kind of nurse you always wanted to be.

Registered Nurses

East side (Lingham St.) 2 bedroom apartment with fridge, stove & water included. $775/mth.

Property Management (Since 1985)

Stirling; attractive 4 bedroom home on large water front serviced lot needing some updating. Great value. $139,900. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

SPIRIT-TYPE READING Consultations using the Psychic Auracature Process. Oracle, Sterling Sinclair M.Div., Tweed 613-473-0892, Tamworth 613-379-5907 It’s Time!

Large 3 bedroom rural apartment for rent between Campbellford and Hastings, private entrance, private driveway, open concept living room/diningroom, kitchen, coin laundry, fridge, stove, deck, large yard with creek, heat and hydro included. $1,050/month. Non-smoking. (705)653-6323.


FSCO Lic# M08002475 Broker# 10202 Independently Owned and Operated

Napanee: centre of town, small store and 2 large apartments, price $169,000. A great investment. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

Kaladar, 2 bedroom apt. Heated. Available immediately. 613-336-9429.

Kenmau Ltd.


200 Dundas Street E, Suite 305 Belleville, ON K8N 1E3 Office: 613-968-5151 Toll Free: 1-888-216-7770 ext 306 Email: Web:

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

Attractive, spacious 2 bedroom apartment with ceramic and wood floors throughout. Modern kitchen cupboards, fridge, stove, heat, hydro and water included. $850/month.



at Bay Terrace I&II


Property Management

• Renewals • Mortgages & Loans • Leasing - 1st, 2nd & Private Mortgages/Loans • Free Down Payment Program OAC • • Bank turn downs, self employed welcomed

Compact 3 bedroom bungalow with full unfinished basement, gas heat & central air. $800/ month plus utilities (Since 1985)


Brighton, lovely 3 bedroom house, close to schools and downtown, great neighbourhood, $1,200 plus utilities. Available October 1. Nonsmokers, no pets. 613-475-5577.


Kenmau Ltd.

Bachelor apt. in executive waterfront home. County Rd. 3, Carrying Place. No pets. No smoking. $648/mth. Heat and hydro included. 1 parking space. First/last required. 613-394-6003.

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


TrenTon WesT side

2 bedroom apartment secured building $745. Heat & hydro, first and last. New flooring, good location. Available October 1. 613-967-1251.

Bachelor apt., separate bathroom and kitchen. Hydro, cable, wi-fi included. $575/mth. Plainfield area. 613-477-3377.


Starting at 7:00 a.m. Saturday, September 15

2 bedroom apartment, $680/month plus heat and hydro. Laundry facilities, balcony, mature building. No pets. Available immediately. (613)392-3069.

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


First Come, First served! One Day Only, One Time Only!



Huge antique tag Sale

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

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

1 bedroom apartment available immediately. $650, heat and hydro included. Parking available. Between Stirling and Marmora. Newly renovated. 613-395-9429.



231 Frankford Rd., Stirling. New crop raw and regular honey now available! We sell bulk honey in your containers, comb honey, prepacked liquid and creamed honey, beeswax skin cream, candles, pollen, maple syrup, gifts and more All honey is unpasteurized. Open Saturdays only. 10 am – 4 pm. Call 613-827-7277.


Twin Sisters Hive & Honey Products

Consolidate your Debts. 1 monthly pmt, including credit cards, taxes, collection agencies, garnishments, etc. GMC Consulting 24 hrs, Toll Free 1-877-977-0304. Services Bilingues.

As our successful candidate, you will be a dynamic, selfmotivated nursing professional interested in providing quality-focused clinical care to older adults in a home-like atmosphere. You will be energized by the many challenges associated with an ‘aging in place’ philosophy and the varied and comprehensive levels of care required. You understand the many rewards of geriatric nursing and appreciate the opportunity it provides to enhance the lives of our senior population. You are a take-charge individual who leads by example and utilizes coaching and staff recognition to maximize staff performance. Come join our team of bright, young care givers in an organization that believes in promoting professional development and internal advancement. You must be a Registered Nurse with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Supervisory/ team lead experience would be benecial but prior experience in a retirement or long term care setting is not essential. A degree in nursing would be an asset. Full-time and part-time available. Send resumes to: Human Resources AON inc. P.O. Box 296, Peterborough, ON K9J 6Y8 Email:


Attention horse riders!!! Our Annual Toledo Ride-A-Thon is back!! It’s time to saddle up and giddee up, October 13, registration from 10-12:30. Watch for signs!! Check out our website: This year’s proceeds will benefit St. Andrew’s United Church, Toledo and St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Toledo for Church renovations.



5” Seamless Eavetrough ■ Gutter Guard (Keep your gutters clean)

613-961-7488 613-403-0919


We do it all Big or Small


Lawn Cutting, Yard Work, Handyman and more!

Problem with Bats? Call the “Bat Guy”

Brown’s Bulk

Delivery Service Quinte West 613-394-3335 613-813-7073

Over 15 years of providing the best in products & services to clients in Eastern & Central Ontario. Services Include: • 2 full year warranty against bats re-entering • Only 50 year warranty sealant used for peace of mind. • Free, no obligation quote. • Your guaranteed satisfaction.

Contact: 613-970-4476 or

Concerned about Costs?

Will Beat the competition by 10% or ask about our winter over programs

613-922-6314 Mike Chartrand

Pellet stove

“We Need You!”

service technician


For small private incorporated business in Belleville area. Average several hours per month. Must have experience doing complete set of accounting records and be proficient with QuickBooks. Bookkeeping would be done on your premises. Please fax resume to 1-877-288-5784.

Fix / Clean / Install / Parts and Service Factory trained on most models. WETT Certified Installation / Inspection Ask for Luke


ContraCt bookkeeping serviCes

The Largest Home Inspection Company in Canada is expanding in Eastern Ontario

Call ron 613-242-4490

Yard sale, Saturday, September 15, 4 Gordon Ave., Stirling. Downsizing- Selling stuff.

Ceramic Tile & Floor, Patio, Deck and Fence We are open evenings and weekends.

Call for free estimates

Sept. 15, 9:00 am. 21 Autumn Warkworth. Dishes, furniture, camping, sports, ho scale train stuff, antiques, Christmas, much more.


& General Contracting

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church- Rummage Sale. Sept 25th, 9 am-5 pm. Sept. 26th, 9 am-5 pm. Sept. 27th, 9 am-12 pm (Bag Day). 17 Ranney Rd. S. Campbellford.


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Massive Yard Sale!! Antiques, furniture and collectibles. Everything must go! 2485 Wallbridge Loyalist Rd., September 15th & 16th. 7-3 PM.



Do you have a passion for travel? Enjoy the benefits of creating your own business. For people about to retire, stay at home parents and social networking enthusiasts. Join the Expedia CruiseShipCenters team of travel professionals. Contact Erin Billings: CL406961

TICO# 50008131

NOW HIRING We currently have part time opportunities available in the Produce, Meat, Grocery and Front End Department’s for applicants available to work day or evening throughout the week and with availability on weekends. Interested applicants may apply in person to:

Fisher’s nofrills


15 Canrobert St, Campbellford, ON

Full Time RegisTeRed NuRse ReQuiRed


Come join our team in providing exceptional care for our Residents! We are currently looking for a: Full Time Registered Nurse We Offer: • Competitive wages & benefits • Educational opportunities to enhance your skills & knowledge base • Supportive environment for reflective practice • Family atmosphere work environment • Free on-site parking • 12 hour shifts & flexible scheduling Requirements: • Available days, evenings, nights & weekends • Current registration with the College of Nurses in Ontario

Please forward resume to Sue Reynolds by: Fax: 613-384-9407 Email:

Helen Henderson Care Centre “Our Family Caring for Your Family”

343 Amherst Dr., Amherstview ON K7N1X3

Busy general contractor requires carpenters/labourers for home building including framing, roofing, siding, stairs, trim, flooring, drywall etc. Please forward resume to or call 705-778-1777


The PIC Group is an ISO 9000:2008 registered organization providing inspection, training, consulting and quality engineering services across the United States and Canada. The PIC Group requires Quality Inspectors to start IMMEDIATELY in the Belleville area. • Shift work is available for DAYS/ AFTERNOON/ MIDNIGHT • WEEKEND shifts are also available • $11.00 per hour plus $0.75 per hour shift premium as applicable • Annual wage increases Candidate requirements • Perform visual, mechanical and functional verification of part (primarily automotive) to ensure compliance to set specification and quality standards. • Collect and record accurate data • Strong English communication skills (verbal and written) • Steel toe safety boots • Own Reliable transportation • Reliable attendance Please bring the following for onsite hiring • Resume and references.

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Division St. Colborne Park St W. Colborne Victoria St. Colborne Brintnell Blvd. Brighton Price St Gosport, Brighton Bay St. Trenton Dufferin St. S. Trenton Leland Dr Belleville Holden St. Belleville Simcoe Dr. Belleville Bristol Place Belleville Valleyview Cres. Belleville Catherine St Belleville Hutton Dr, Belleville Durham St N. Madoc St. Lawrence St.W. Madoc McGowan St . Tweed Hungerford St. Actinolite


Roger’s Mobile Wash and Detailing: For all your washing needs. Auto, Boats, RVs, Homes, Decks, Patios, Driveways, Heavy Equipment, and Monument cleaning. Also, Store Front, and Graffiti cleaning. Bug Spraying available. Free Estimates Home 613-962-8277 or Cell 613-885-1908.

Specializing in Exterior & Interior Renovations 25 Years Experience 613-885-2366

4Seasons Renovations

$$$NEED MONEY$$$ Do you have a pension plan form an ex-employer? (LIRA) or (lock in RRSP) Call NOW! 1-416-357-9585


Household and shop contents sale, Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16, 8-5. 3279 Deloro Rd., Eldorado, 1.5 km west of Hwy 62.


Ken Chard Construction. Renovations, decks, siding, sidewalks, fences, ceramic, windows, painting etc. Free estimates. Call: 613-398-7439.




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



Don Wood Handyman- Interior painting, siding, small renovations, decks, roofing, drywall. Great rates. 613-392-0125.

Steve Collins, InsulationBlown cellulose, attics, walls, floors. Save money -live comfortably. Warm in winter, cool in summer. Quality work since 1974. Free estimates. Call (613)847-6791.


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


Melissa • Belleville West • 613-969-6204 Kristy • Belleville East • 613-921-1715 Nancy • Brighton and Colborne • 613-475-2914 Linda • North West • 705-868-7027 Tracey • North East • 613-661-3908 Cindy • QW Trenton & Stirling & Frankford • 613-920-4369

Classifieds: ONE AD, 4 NEWSPAPERS, OVER 79,000 HOMES residential


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2nd week 25% off

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TO PLACE YOUR AD: 613-966-2034 ext. 560 • 1-888-WORD-ADS EMC B Section - Thursday, September 13, 2012



STORAGE UNIT AUCTION • Sold as a whole unit •

BIGfORD MINI STORAGE 468 Bigford Road, Quinte West, Ontario

If you have an auction sale coming up, get the word out! Call Peter Demers at 613-966-2034 x501 to find out how. The EMC can be viewed online at - choose your community and then click on “print edition”

Approximately 8 units up for auction. Visa, MasterCard, Debit or Cash Email:

Thursday, sepTember 20, 2012 aT 6:00 pm (jobloTs sell aT 5:00 pm) The contents of several local homes and others.

Placing an Ad in the EMC is a Snap!


The EMC Classifieds

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

Call to book your ad today! 1-888-967-3237

BriGHton estAte AuCtions Antique & ColleCtors’ AuCtion

Partial Contents of the Home of John Johnson of Cobourg & other local estates

Sunday, September 16 - Preview 9:30 a.m. Auction 11:00 a.m.



Large Indoor Yard Sale: Sunday @ 9:30 a.m. David Simmons: Auctioneer & Appraiser


looking for quality estates or single items for upcoming auctions



155 PRETTIE ROAD, GRAFTON, ONT. FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 21ST AT 10:30 AM 6 miles NORTH of 401 Highway at Grafton (Interchange 487) on Lyle Street (County Road # 23) to Centreton and turn EAST onto County Road # 22 for ½ mile to Prettie Road. Massey Ferguson 135 2 wd diesel tractor in good running condition; 3 point hitch 7 ft scraper blade, Kumer Heavy duty metal bench lathe with 36” bed and tooling; Craftex B1977 drill and milling machine with tooling; King floor model drill press, Makita 12” single surface planer, Craftex 6” jointer, 12” band saw, Mastercraft metal chop saw, Homelite 2” trash pump, Lincoln 180 amp electric welder, Hitachi 8” compound mitre saw, delta scroll saw, hand tools, power tools, Nikon AP5 transit and tripod, 21 ft tandem axle flat trailer with electric brakes, Big chief 14 ft fibreglass canoe with flat back, John Deere 317 riding lawn mower, Contour fiberglass paddle boat, electric trolling motor, ATV 2 wheel poly trailer, lawn roller, 36” front mount snow blower for Ariens yard tractor, front end loader for MF tractor, 2000 lb electric winch, Karcher power washer, gas powered dune buggy-restoration project, 20 ft portable car cover, small quantity of scaffolding, farm gates, yard supplies, camping supplies, HOUSEHOLD CONTENTS – handcrafted rocking horse, upright freezer, maple hutch, maple drop leaf table and 2 chairs, press glass goblets, depression glass, Singer surger, numerous other articles. TERMS: CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082 EMC B Section - Thursday, September 13, 2012

Warner’s Auction Hall, 12927 Hwy 2, Just West of Colborne. Antiques, collectibles, modern home furnishings, applicances, patio set, riding lawmower, stainless steel BBQ, qty costume jewelry, qty comic books, qut sports cards, small coin operated Coke machine, amber & depression glass, collection horse plates, books, Toro elec snow blower, good wheel barrow, small animal cage, some tools, nice oak bedroom suite with queen size bed, table & chair sets, selection small tables, 2 chest freezers, sofa, occasional chairs, dressers and chests, good auto washer, 30” elec range, single bed, wall unit recliner chair, amber & depression glass, brass & cash pcs, Boy Scouts badges, kitchenwares, the list goes on and on. Terms: Cash, Cheque with ID, Visa, M/C, Interac. Gary E. Warners Auctioneer • 905-355-2106 CELEBRATING 25 YEARS IN BUSINESS.


Antiques, Furniture, Appliances, Pool Table; Quantity of China/ Glass; Garden/Lawn Utilities; Antique Collector Tractor; Farm Items; 1994 Chev. 1500 Pick-Up; Fire Wood Etc.


AUCTION SALE MR KEN ANDERSON 28 NEIGHBOURLY ROAD, STIRLING, ONT. MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH AT 11:00 AM 2 miles SOUTH of Stirling on Highway # 14 (Stirling – Foxboro Road) and turn WEST onto John Meyers Road to Neighbourly Road Rigid 10” table saw, Mastercraft 6” jointer, Mastercraft 36” wood lathe, Trademaster 16’ scroll saw, King 2 hp portable air compressor, Craftsman 10” table saw, Mastercraft ban saw, Karcher power washer, King 12” planer, 8” compound miter saw, Craftex morticer machine, Delta bench top drill press, biscuit jointer, air nailer, Lee Valley tools, 1” sander, power tools, bench grinder, rechargeable tools, power tools, builders hardware, selection of lumber and craft wood, Amana S/S bbq, gas powered weed eater, 2 wheel yard trailer, yard sweeper, Lawn Boy power lawn mower, aluminum ladder, garden tools, wine making equipment, electric water pump, 11’ x 20’ car cover with 24 mil covering, few household contents including glassware’s, numerous other articles. TERMS: CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082



Large Interesting Auction, Still Unpacking, Watch Web Site for Updates


(Doors open at 8:00AM) Preview Fri. 2pm - 6pm Location: Trentwinds International Centre. 264 Lansdowne St. East, Peterborough, ON Retail products, & services. This is an incredible auction. Well worth everyone’s attendence! TERMS: Cash, Visa, M/C, Interac View our web site for updates.

Auction to include: Collection of Vintage Movie Posters, Hummel Figurines, Royal Doulton Figures, Silver & Silver Plate, Cut Crystal, Jewellery, Collectors’ Items, Large amount of Tray Lots, Large amount of Reference Books. LARGE Collection of Canadian & English, Paintings, Watercolours & Prints, MANY to be SOLD IN LOTS. Furniture to include: Gibbard Bow Front Dresser, Mahogany Sideboards, Sofa, Bookcase, China Cabinets, Tables, Small Tables, Dressers, Chairs, Oriental Carpets, Mirrors, Light Fixtures & Chandeliers. 101 Applewood Drive, Brighton, Ont. K0K 1H0 Phone 1-613-475-6223

SAT. SEPT. 15 @ 9:30AM


Auctioneer: Allen McGrath


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

1-800-450-8470 or 1-705-696-2196

At Stanley Auction Centre, 56 Alma St., Norwood, Ontario. From the traffic lights on Highway 7, travel south one block, then east for 3 blocks on Alma Street. Watch for signs. Home furnishings, appliances, housewares, tools, equipment and much more. Full list at our website. Terms are cash, Interac or cheque with ID. Joblots sell at 5:00 pm. Foodbooth.The Auction Centre will be closed from September 21 to October 14 for the Norwood Fair.




Doors open at 5:00pm



SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15th, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at


At the intersection of Wolfe and Rubidge Streets. A large indoor clearing Auction Sale. Church pews, office furniture, stacking chairs, tables and more. Full list with photo`s on our website.

314 COUNTY ROAD # 8, PICTON, ONT. PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22ND AT 10:30 AM 1 mile SOUTH of Picton Bay Harbour on County Road #8 (Union St). Original Fielding Amusements by AMI table top juke box, approx 60 Dinky Toys including Super Dinky’s, Military Dinky’s, cars and trucks; vintage tin friction toys, Vintage Structo, Buddy L, Tonka toys, Vintage Charles Wm Doepke Model Toy fire truck, vintage Lincoln truck, collection of Ertl die cast farm tractors including John Deere, Case, Allis Chalmers, IH, Farmall, Oliver, Cockshutt, Minneapolis Moline; Coca Cola collectibles including die cast trucks, picnic coolers, trays; collection of Die Cast vehicles including Pepsi Cola trucks, North American Big Three 1920’s-30’s-40’s ,50’s-60’s- 70’s, 80’s cars and trucks, muscle cars, “The Godfather Cadillac”, European cars, Police cars, Nascar; die cast Military pieces, advertisement die cast cars; miniature die cast police car collection; several pieces of Ducks Unlimited collectibles including Eric Caley carved Loons, cast figurines, Red Ryder air rifle; CNR lamps, Postal Telegraph wall clock, Prince Edward County collectibles, Waupoos Winery wine barrel bar, bar signage, vintage road signs, traffic light, vintage sports memorabilia including wood shaft golf clubs, antique tins, cigar humidors, bar trays, antique kitchenware’s, brass bells, brass gauges, model of Bluenose sailing ship, small ships wheel, collection of handcrafted hardwood trucks and cars, antique Western electric fan, antique daffodil telephone, East coast collectibles, hand crafted tin models of Indian Motorcycle, fire trucks and roadsters, oak display cabinet, glass front display cabinet, numerous other articles. TERMS: CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082


The contents of Knox united Church, 400 Wolfe Street, peterborough, Ontario


Tuesday Sept 18th @ 6pm


Held On Site: Approx. 5 Miles North West of Odessa, From 401 Exit 599 Take Cty. Rd. #6 North Approx. 3-1/2 Miles To Simmons Rd. West Approx. 2 Miles to 888 Simmons Rd.

CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR FULL LISTING TERMS OF SALE: CASH, INTERAC OR CHEQUE WITH I.D. LUNCH: L & A 4H Beef Club AUCTIONEER: DAVE A. SNIDER - (613) 386-3039 BRAD SNIDER - (613) 386-3773 Owner and or Auctioneer will not be held responsible for any accident on or about property day of sale

Call to book your ads 613-966-2034 x 501


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EMC Events - Trenton The horrendous winds and torrents of rain on September 8 destroyed any possibility of the 22nd Scottish-Irish festival going on at Centennial Park to the disappointment of organizers and hundreds

of Celtic music fans. “We ended up cancelling the whole day on Saturday,” said chair Beth Cleaton. “The park was under water, vendors’ areas were a total mess with water up to the knees. We did have a rain plan, however, when the weather turned to

PSB getting up to speed

EMC News - Stirling With the swearing in of provincial appointee Tara Dier this week, the StirlingRawdon Police Services Board (PSB) returned to being a fully functioning, though still shorthanded, administrative body. Mayor Rodney Cooney, recently reinstated following an Ontario Civilian Police Commission (OCPC) investigation, took the chair this week but has no intention of retaining that position, he says. With the pending appointment of a second citizen member of the board, Cooney says, a decision will be made regarding the chairperson. Greg Oliver, still awaiting the outcome of an OCPC investigation, held the position before interim chair Lianne Radocsay was named. Radocsay no longer sits on the board. But with three permanent members of five in place, the local police services board now constitutes a quorum and, Cooney

says, “it’s time to move forward.” The next PSB meeting, where a second provincial appointee is expected to be named, has been rescheduled because of its falling on a holiday Monday, and will be held Tuesday, October 9, at the EOC Room of the Emergency Services Building at 7 p.m.

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monsoon type winds that was another story. The wind was so strong it actually blew over the Castle walls and the lattice walls around the stage.” Cleaton said it was very heartbreaking to have to make the decision to cancel the event for the first time in 22 years. “Next year we will be back bigger than ever,” she promised. Colleen Vickers, special events co-ordinator for the city agreed, “Yes, it was a huge disappointment but we had to cancel due to the heavy rains and winds. The park was flooded. Hopefully next year the weather co-operates.” Despite downpours of rain on Saturday, the festival had a very successful military tattoo and concert on Friday night. The massed bands and Poor Angus performance

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brought Celtic music to Trenton, not to be defeated by one day of rain. Other special events in Trenton have been successful over the summer, according to Jacklyn Grimmon, manager of recreation and tourism services. Barks by the Bay on May 26 was held in Centennial Park for the first time with an attendance of over 3,000 people and several dogs. “This year’s event saw a successful move from its original location in Hanna Park to across the river to Centennial Park,” Grimmon reported. “The new venue was essential for accommodating the growing number of vendors and participants to the festival.” With the increased space more programming was also offered including the popular Dock Dogs Diving Group and the Ultimate

Air Dogs Show. Parking was also more available. The committee plans to continue having the event in its new location and growing the festival. Grimmon reported that the Canada Day festivities held in Centennial Park featured a full day of family activities and an attendance of over 8,000. The Trenton Idol Contest, evening fireworks and outdoor family movie were part of the fun. Several new initiatives included a drum circle, worship service and an area to showcase local businesses. Some funding also went to cover the new Big Band Festival which was held on July 22 and featured the Commodores Orchestra, Swing Shift and the Brian Barlow Band. “Overall feedback was overwhelmingly positive,”

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she said. The Great Waterfront Trail Adventure on July 17 leaving from Centennial Park had 200 participants with cycling covering 720 kilometres of Ontario’s waterfront and 41 communities. Visitors also toured the National Air Force Museum of Canada. The Trenton Lions Club provided breakfast and the cyclists left with an OPP escort. The Bay of Quinte Poker Run on July 28 included the Fraser Park Marina in Trenton as one of its destinations. The event was organized by Poker Runs America in partnership with the Bay of Quinte Tourist Council and attracted 40 boats to the two-day event. A catered lunch was provided at the marina with entertainment at the Ted Snider Bandshell.

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Fire department gives away boat and motor

EMC News - Marmora Stirling-Rawdon Fire Chief Rick Caddick says giving away a boat couldn’t have gone any better. Since the spring the Stirling-Rawdon Fire Department has been selling raffle tickets for a boat and motor and other accessories and the lucky winner was announced last weekend at the Marmora Country Jamboree. “He was right there in the crowd,” Caddick says of winner Daniel Martin of Little Britain. “He just screamed and then he came running right up to the stage.” Caddick drew the winning number after firefighters spent three days on site selling thousands of additional tickets. Funds raised will go toward

equipment purchases. Caddick admits there is always a degree of risk involved when raffling any big ticket item, but from the outset department members were confident the fund raiser would prove successful and support at community events, including the Stirling Fair, ensured strong ticket sales. The exact amount raised through the raffle was not immediately available. There are still plenty of numbers to add up, he says. Tickets, Caddick notes, were a hot item at the jamboree, selling well right up until immediately before the draw. Having the winner available for the presentation, he adds, made it that much sweeter.

At the Marmora Jamboree, Stirling-Rawdon Fire Chief Rick Caddick stands beside a very lucky Daniel Martin who became the owner of a new boat and motor last weekend. The fire department fund-raising raffle proved a big success with thousands of tickets sold onsite in the days leading up to the draw and the winner present for the announcement. Photo: Submitted

“tiff at the Aron” will feature six films


EMC Entertainment - Aron” film series featuring Campbellford - Do you six of the best films from love film festivals but don’t the Toronto International want to drive to Toronto to Film Festival. Presented in conjuncparticipate? Then the Aron Theatre tion with The tiff Film CirCo-operative has the answer cuit, and nine local busifor you. As summer fades ness sponsors, “tiff at the and the evenings lengthen, Aron” is sure to be a poputhe Aron Theatre in Camp- lar event again this year. The films in the series bellford has a program that will be sure to brighten your this year include two with some of Hollywood’s biglife. Starting on October 10, gest names (To Rome With 1 12-09-04 PM Moonrise9:13 Kingthe Aron Ad-EMC_RecruitedDr_Print2.pdf presents the sec- Love and ond annual “tiff at the dom), two foreign films


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(The Salt of Life and Midnight’s Children), a Canadian film (Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster) and one that is difficult to classify but has been getting a lot of media attention (Beasts of the Southern Wild). All these films have been very well received at festivals and by reviewers around the world. “tiff at the Aron” committee member Keith Davis comments “The committee spent many hours debating

which features from the dozens that were available we should include this year. We are really excited about the six that have been selected. And new this year to the program are five excellent short films.” “tiff at the Aron” starts on October 10 and a new film will be shown every second Wednesday through to December 19. All shows will start at 7:30 p.m. Series passes go on sale on September 10. Single

passes for all shows are $60, and double passes (for two people) are $100. Single film tickets will be available on the night of the show at the Aron for $12. Passes and “tiff at the Aron” brochures with a full film synopsis are available at the Aron and the following participating retailers: Campbellford - Kerr’s Corner Books, The Grindhouse Café, B&C Variety, The Stinking Rose Pub, Trent

Hills and District Chamber of Commerce; Warkworth - Eclectic Mix; Hastings - Bridgewater Coffee and Pizza. “With the Aron’s new digital projector, world class Dolby surround sound system, and affordable pricing you cannot beat the experience,” says Mark White Secretary of the Aron Cooperative. Don’t be disappointed. This will be a popular event. Buy your series pass now.

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