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Every member of the township will be affected in some EMC News - The fight to way, Conarroe said. keep the casino in Gananoque As a mother of three small was in the spotlight during the children – aged seven, five Mayor’s Economic Breakfast and two – she explained she in Gananoque, Jan. 16. wears the “Mom” hat 24/7. Mayor Erika Demchuk Her children, and her role as spoke of this effort which has a mother, are the “centre” of solidified the already positive every decision she has had to relationship between Gan- make. anoque and the Township If the casino is moved, her of Leeds and the Thousand children stand to lose a lot Islands - saving the Thousand in the years ahead, she comIslands OLG Charity Casino. mented. Funds from the OLG The two communities go towards mental health have come together to form workers, renovations to coma committee with the purpose munity halls (locations where of fighting to seniors, and keep the casino community “Casino revenue exactly where members meet), it is. Gord supports a fairgrounds (in Brown and lifestyle that Lansdowne Steve Clark, thousands of MP and MPP affects every people gather for Leeds- single family that there for the Grenville refair each year), spectively, as lives here.” play strucwell as Senator HEIDI CONARROE tures, basketDEPUTY MAYOR, TLTI Bob Runciball courts, man, have also libraries, lojoined in to get the word out. cal school councils. Funding “This is the right place for goes towards neighbourhood the casino to stay,” Demchuk rejuvenation, to purchase fire emphasized. “We will work trucks and much, much more. hard to ensure the casino “Casino revenue supports stays here. Working together a lifestyle that affects every only makes both communities single family that lives here,” stronger.” she stressed. Deputy mayor for TLTI, If the casino pulls up stakes Heidi Conarroe, came to the in Gananoque it will “dramatpodium with two cowboy ically affect the economy” as hats. One with the words, it takes with it taxes, employ“Deputy Mayor”, the other ment, lifestyle and with that, with the word, “Mom” tagged opportunities as well. on top. Living in a rural area of As a participant on the joint eastern Ontario, communities casino committee, she has here research ways to lift each worn both hats. other up, and keep their door Stating that more than 400 open to new people and vispeople will lose their jobs itors. People in the communif the casino is pulled out of ity, she recalled from a stateGananoque, she recalled a ment she heard someone say, conversation she had with a are, “holding their breath” single mom who told her she over whether or not the casino would not be able to afford will stay. the commute should the caMPP Clark also spoke sino move to Kingston. And briefly that day, and noted this job is her only source of OLG was the sponsor for the income to help her raise her breakfast event, and he hoped children. the same could be said in Sadly, it won’t be just this 2014. one single mother and her “When it comes to family who will be affected See CASINO page 2 if the casino changes address. By MARLA DOWDALL mdowdall@perfprint.ca

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EMC News - The 30th annual 30 Hour Palliative Care Telethon has a number of surprises in store for viewers this year, but none as surprising as the headline opening act, scheduled to perform between noon and 1 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 26. Area residents are in for a rare treat, when Pricedex CEO, Terry O’Reilly, hits the stage to perform a repertoire from “The Great American Songbook”, accompanied by a quartet featuring Brockville Performing Arts Hall-of-Famer Mary Ross-Comstock. Some may remember hearing O‘Reilly, who won a tongue-in-cheek ‘Idol’ contest at the Jim Whitter performance of ‘Piano Men II’, part of the 2008 Pricedex Summer Series at the Brockville Arts Centre, with an impromptu rendition of ‘San Francisco’, which surprised the audience and Whitter himself. Since that time, many requests have come in for O’Reilly to perform again. Most recently, he made a

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celebrity appearance in the Brockville Operatic Society fundraising production of ‘Bless ‘Em All’ for the Royal Canadian Legion, but, for the most part, O’Reilly has been a reluctant performer. A little-known secret, however, is that the ‘Singing, Swinging CEO’ of Pricedex Software spent a lot of time in his youth as a professional lounge singer, appearing regularly in Toronto and Ottawa, accompanied by some of this country’s finest jazz musicians. Many years have passed, but, with a lot of coaxing, he has finally agreed to come out of retirement and perform to kick off this year’s Palliative Care Telethon. “I did do the circuit, many many years ago,” admitted O’Reilly, “and a lot of water has flowed under the bridge since then. It’s true, I have been reluctant to don my bowtie and fedora, but when I think of how important palliative care services are to us, and how important the



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Gananoque Mayor Erika Demchuk addresses the audience during the Mayor’s Economic Breakfast held at the Firehall Theatre in Gananoque, Jan. 16. To the right is Jake Pastore, director municipal and community relations for the Ontario Lottery Gaming Corporation. The future of the casino was thoroughly discussed at the meeting as efforts continue to keep it in Gananoque.

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Gananoque and the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands you are extremely fortunate to have citizens and businesses that make the community what it is,” he commented. In 2010, the provincial government gave the Ontario

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‘There will be a Benefit Dance and Silent Auction, Jan. 26, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. with doors opening at 7 p.m. at the Roebuck Community Centre.’ Recovery and rehabilitation at Kingston General Hospital took her away from her children for a month. Surgery appeared to have removed the cancer and she gratefully returned home but was eventually diagnosed with cancer tumours in her neck this fall. She had them removed just before Christmas. Doctors have now described her cancer as progressive. She has been prescribed chemo and radiation therapy together in Kingston every

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exist per district. The threat is looming for Kingston to be the location for a casino in this area, meaning the Gananoque facility would close its doors. Community support has been strong against a move, with a rally even being held last summer. Gananoque and area residents hit the pavement showing their support to keep the casino in their community in August of 2012. The breakfast event was put on by the 1000 Islands Gananoque Chamber of Commerce, the two communities and sponsored by the OLG.

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Prescott and District Chamber changes its name By CONAN de VRIES

EMC Business - The Prescott and District Chamber of Commerce held its last ever annual general meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 16. The organization isn’t going anywhere. In fact, it has experienced somewhat of a rebirth over the past year or so. But members did vote last Wednesday to change the group’s name. It will now be known as the South Grenville Chamber of Commerce. This isn’t the first time a name change was considered. More than a decade ago, former mayor Robert Lawn proposed a more inclusive moniker, but the motion was narrowly defeated. Not so this

time. The chamber’s board of directors proposed this change in December and passed it along to the membership to be considered and voted on. The vote on Wednesday ended up being 10-2 in favour of the motion. There were dissenters – though many were of two minds on the issue – recognizing the value in what the Chamber was trying to do by involving the business communities in Augusta and Edwardsburgh-Cardinal townships but disappointed to see “Prescott” removed from the group’s title. “I’m going to support the organization and its goals no matter what it’s called,” said

Prescott mayor Brett Todd, who, nevertheless, expressed his reservations over dropping “Prescott” from the name. “I’ve always had issues with the South Grenville

“This is going to be a partnership. The constituency we represent takes in three different municipalities and I think this will go a long way to demonstrating that.” DAN RODDICK PRESIDENT, SOUTH GRENVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

name,” he explained. Pointing out that South Grenville is more an idea than an actual place, the mayor sug-

Visions for development in Prescott shared during committee session EMC Business - Councillors for the Town of Prescott got a glimpse of what could be in the town’s north end if development plans proceed as expected. During a Committee of the Whole meeting on Jan. 14, council heard a presentation from Director of Public Works Craig Cullen, who outlined a few possible visions for the development of property south of Highway 401. “It’s so important to show future planning so prospective buyers will feel comfortable with what it’s going to look like in the future,” said Cullen. The presentation was complemented by an artist’s rendering of what the new residential development might look like. With extensive upgrades to the town’s water and sewage infrastructure over the past three years, Prescott now has the capacity to service 1,000 new residential or commercial units, and already there is progress in that regard. Mapleview Homes has successfully completed phase one of its ambitious building project, selling all but three of its lots in less than a year. And this past November, council heard a proposal for the development of a 16-lot subdivision east of O’Reilly’s Your

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were just ideas, options to be considered but eminently flexible. “If you don’t have something to show people, they’re not going to invest here,” he said. “Economic development is based on the ability to lure people into the community.” The presentation was

“The message we got during the last election was that people wanted growth and people wanted jobs. It’s great to see things like this.”

“We’re dropping a rather significant brand,” said Sayeau. “But I think there are ways we can salvage that brand value.” Members discussed different ways the names of the constituent municipalities – including Prescott – could be included in a new Chamber logo and in tag lines associated with particular Chamber initiatives. “It’s going to be a little bit of a challenge to build that brand name,” said Todd. The president of the Chamber, Dan Roddick, while acknowledging the reservations expressed by some around the table, was hopeful the new name would signal a more robust role for the Chamber in regional economic development. “This is going to be a partnership. The constituency we represent takes in three different municipalities and I think this will go a long way to demonstrating that,” he said.

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difficult for people who come from outside the region.” The mayor bit his tongue, though, until after the vote had been counted, not wanting to be seen as interfering with Chamber business. “It’s a Chamber matter and I didn’t want it to seem that I was lobbying,” he said. That courtesy was acknowledged by the Chamber members as were the mayor’s

qualms with dropping the Prescott name. “It’s a great relief to me to hear how you phrased your reservations,” said Pat Sayeau, councillor with Edwardsburgh-Cardinal Township. “And believe me that will be respected.” The relationship between Prescott and its neighbouring municipalities—Augusta to the west and EdwardsburghCardinal to the east—has been growing in recent years, and none of the parties involved wished to see that progress undermined. “There is a sense of regional cooperation,” said the mayor. “I know what you’re trying to do, and I support what you’re trying to do.” Part of the ambivalence among even those who voted for the change is due to the fact that Prescott is wellknown and South Grenville less so, making it a challenge for the Chamber to make the new name meaningful outside the region.

warmly received by councillors, and the mayor, Brett Todd, expressed his appreciation to Cullen and town staff for the extensive work they had done to help advance development efforts. “The message we got during the last election was that people wanted growth and people wanted jobs,” said the mayor, noting that the town’s economic development efforts are beginning to yield results. “It’s great to see things like this,” he said.

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EMC News – “Sheconnex is a community that was developed by a group of ladies in Cornwall,” says Brockville regional leader Shelli Warren, “It has expanded into Ottawa and the Brockville chapter launch will take place at the end of the month.” The launch is Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m., at the Brockville Club, 22 Court House Ave., Brockville. Warren indicated this group is for women who want to broaden their reach to other women, either professionally, personally, socially, to mothers, entrepreneurs or retirees. She described it as a movement for women who want more. Sheconnex is an online community focused on all aspects of a woman’s life with a vast array of programs. “At the website, www.sheconnex.com, you can join for free,” said Warren. “Log on and create your profile and start making connections with other like-minded women.” This media forum enables members to participate in group discussions, create a blog, take advantage of Shereads Bookclub, save with the Shedeals feature, take advantage of Momversations, Girltalk, Biz Chat, feminars and attend Speedconnexions and

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Regional leader Shelli Warren is organizing a chapter launch of Sheconnex in Brockville on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m., at the Brockville Club. This launch is free to any woman who would like to attend and learn more about this interest group. Lunch Connexions. So there’s something for everyone. Besides the on-line association, women also have the opportunity of attending conferences, workshops and annual weekend getaways (last year was a very successful wine tour). This year is a Spring Fling in New York City on June 7 to

9, staying at the Mela Hotel. “This is also a way for those women who do not get out of the house (home-based businesses, moms, caregivers, etc.) to stay connected,” offered Warren. Sheconnex members can attend any of the events offered by other chapters. “Another thing that is so exciting about this group and

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is so impressive,” said Warren, “Sheconnex will be a year old at the end of the month. So in a year they have launched Cornwall, Ottawa and Brockville, plus they have a Sheconnex Studio in Cornwall.” The Sheconnex Studio is to provide a welcoming place for members to attend events, to hangout, have club meetings, seminars or to use as a workplace. “It provides Wi-Fi and all that you need in a business, photocopier, fax are there for you to use,” said Warren. For a fee, women can obtain the Professional, Lifestyle or Social Pass to use the Sheconnex Studio, with many features added in. Warren also went on to say that the word is spreading and people are joining rapidly. To date Sheconnex has over 300 members. “So the night of the launch party, Jan. 29, we will have the founder Karine Parthenais explaining why she started Sheconnex,” said Warren, “as well people will feel the energy from this group of ladies that started this. We will also showcase some of our own local women that have a lot of talent, including entertainment and baked items. This is a free opportunity for anyone.” Women will also hear

about the two-day Connexionnista Conference which is being held on April 26 and 27 in Cornwall. For Brockville Sheconnex, Warren has organized a Goal Setting Workshop on Feb. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m., at The Opportunity Group, 1279 County Rd. 2, E. in Maitland. Contact Shelli Warren at shelli@sheconnex.com for more information or sign up on-line. “There’s a lot of potential for chapters all across Canada,” indicated Warren. “Why I’m so excited to bring Sheconnex to Brockville is be-

cause there’s a whole niche of women out there that do not have the opportunity to stay connected with the women’s networks in town, especially the moms, newly graduated or retired people.” Warren also mentioned that this is the beauty of Sheconnex, for those women who have a home based business; it is an expansion of their brand. By signing up for Sheconnex it’s an instant increase to a women’s network which includes Cornwall, Ottawa, Brockville and areas. Sheconnex is about passion, confidence and ambition.

Brockville manufacturing employment stabilized EMC Business - Brockville area manufacturing, logistics and technology firms report an employment growth of 96 new full time positions in 2012. Five of our local firms specifically touted double digit growth, representing 73 of the 96 new positions. Overall: - 48 per cent of firms report stable operations - 21 per cent report an increase of employment - 31 per cent experienced employment contractions The annual survey also includes reporting of new product lines introduced, the level of union activity and shifts in exporting. The 2012 year included the introduction of eight new product lines, a stable exporting climate at 51 per cent of all firms and union activity continues to decline with only 16 per cent of firms reporting organized union activity from over 30, several years ago.

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Valentine’s Black Tie fundraiser benefits Crime Stoppers By MARLA DOWDALL mdowdall@perfprint.ca

EMC Events - Plans for the first ever Valentine’s Black Tie Fundraiser Dance, Feb. 9, are going well. Proceeds from the event, which takes place at the Brockville Armouries from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., go to Kingston/1000 Islands Crime Stoppers. It will feature music by DJ Johnny Five, a cash bar, light lunch, 50/50 and silent auction. Tickets are $50; a $25 tax receipt will be issued. Vice chair for the Kingston/1000 Islands Crime Stoppers board of directors, Julie Oliveira explains funds are needed on an ongoing basis for costs such as operating the tip line, paying out tips and office space. Something

upcoming which the organization will need is an office hopefully someone will come forward with donated space or at a much reduced cost. She explains they are losing their office space soon and will need another location from which to work. Covering a massive area, from Prescott to Westport, Sharbot Lake and of course Kingston, donations are always needed to ensure the program can run without interruption. Sponsors are still being sought for the event, as well as donations of silent auction items and prizes. Those wishing to attend must have spoken for their tickets three days prior to the event so light lunch details may be finalized.

The light lunch is being provided by Bud’s On the Bay and will be served at 11 p.m. Tickets may be reserved by contacting Oliveira at 613342-0234 or Sue Gordon in Kingston at (613)-331-5945. So far a lot of work has been undertaken to put on this first time event, she said. Organizers will determine after the event is over, whether this will become an annual venture. Oliveira notes special thanks needs to be given to the Brockville Police Service as well as the Ontario Provincial Police for their “support in making this event possible.” She made special note of Brockville Police Chief John Gardiner and Leeds OPP Constable Sandra Barr. She

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Brockville Police Service Chief John Gardiner stands alongside vice chair for the Kingston/1000 Islands Crime Stoppers board of directors, Julie Oliveira and Detachment Manager for the Leeds County Detachment, East Region, Ontario Provincial Police, Cary Churchill Jan. 21. The three groups have come together to put on the upcoming Valentine’s Black Tie Fundraiser Dance, Feb. 9. Proceeds from the evening, taking place at the Brockville Armouries from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., go to Kingston/1000 Islands Crime Stoppers. The event will feature music by DJ Johnny Five, a cash bar, light lunch, 50/50 and silent auction. Tickets are $50; a $25 tax receipt will be issued.

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1.1 million cases since 1982, and recovered close to $40 million in property and drugs with 600,000 arrests made. Locally, the organization is operated by a board of directors, from the various communities represented. It is a not-for-profit and relies on fundraising events and donations to keep things running. “Crime Stoppers is a notfor-profit community-based charitable program involving the cooperation of the community, the media, and the police agencies in the fight against crime. You only have to listen to the news reports over the recent months to know that Kingston/1000 Islands is not immune to murder, major crime, sexual assault, elder abuse, domestic violence, child pornography, robbery and the list goes on and on unfortunately. Crime Stoppers encourages members of our community to step forward with information concerning these crimes and has become an invaluable investigative tool to our provincial investigative teams,” reads the

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Group offers healing arts workshops throughout the year 1000 Islands Mall Monday to Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $35 per day or $150 for the week. A drink and snack will be provided. Some of the proceeds from the workshops and the Drama Camp will be donated to the Canadians For the Children in Africa. More information and the schedule of events can be found at www. artsforlifepsychotherpay.com/ events, please fill out a contact form to register. Arts For Life Psychother-

IBC supports Crime Stoppers Month to help fight insurance crime EMC News - This is Crime Stoppers Month and while traditionally you’re probably thinking of crimes such as assaults, robbery or drug offenses, at Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), the number one crime is insurance fraud. KPMG conservatively estimates auto insurance fraud in Ontario is as high as $1.6 billion annually. Staged collisions, abuse and overuse of insurance benefits puts innocent lives at risk, wastes public resources and takes money away from honest policyholders which contributes to skyrocketing auto insurance premiums. In other words, when they cheat you pay. When fraudsters take advantage of the system, legitimate insurance claims may be delayed for people in real need. The result is that all claimants have to go through the same tough system aimed at fraud artists and the extra costs for insurers result in higher insurance costs for everyone. Ontario’s insurance industry, which has been hit the hardest, has initiated increased action on auto-related fraud. IBC recently teamed up with the Ontario Association

of Crime Stoppers to provide consumers with another avenue to submit their tips about suspected insurance fraud and vehicle theft. IBC and Crime Stoppers work together so that anonymous tips to the organization will be sent to police and to IBC’s Investigative Services as a means of striking a further blow at those who abuse the insurance system. “Crime Stoppers works and is an effective tool for citizens to report suspected crime. Partnerships with Crime Stoppers and other key stakeholders in law enforcement are essential to beating increasingly sophisticated insurance crime,” says Rick Dubin, Vice-President of Investigative Services at IBC. If you suspect insurance related fraud or crime call the long established hotline number 1-800-222-TIPS which is well known and universal in all of North America. Crime Stoppers can also take secure and anonymous tips online at www.tipsubmit.com. In addition to Crime Stoppers, don’t forget you can still report suspected insurance fraud to www.ibc.ca or call IBC’s anonymous TIPS line (1-877-IBC TIPS).

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On Tuesday, Jan. 15 during a regular monthly meeting of Brockville Women in Business, president Wendy Onstein (centre) presented two cheques, one for $1,000 to executive director Lesley Hubbard, Girls Incorporated of Upper Canada, (left) and $1,600 to liaison and volunteer coor-

dinator for Leeds and Grenville Interval House Kimberly Wright (right). Both organizations will be using these funds, raised from a Brockville Women in Business silent auction and 50/50 draws, for programming.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Spirit of generosity displayed for campaign DEAR EDITOR: We the Kinsmen club of Prescott and South Grenville District High School Spirit of Giving club would like to thank all the volunteers for their time, and companies and community members for their generous donations to our 2012 Spirit of Giving Campaign. Your spirit, generous donations and support allowed us to provide approximately one week of food to 324 needy families this past Christmas in the communities of Prescott, Cardinal, Spencerville, Algonquin, Maitland and the surrounding areas. Thanks so much once again for your continued support of the Kin Family Spirit of Giving Campaign. Yours truly, Art Hitsman and Mike Baril

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Dear Mr. Brown: The size of the fee increases for boaters on the Rideau Canal being proposed by Parks Canada is disturbing. Eliminating seasonal passes and increasing fees for canal users – as much as three-fold – will reduce tourism and harm the shore-based businesses and the local economies along the canal. Under the new fee structures an 18-foot runabout going through two locks each way for a fishing trip would pay over $50. A 25-foot boat going the length of the canal will pay between $700 and $900 in fees at the locks plus $50 per night for mooring - compared with about $230 currently. Employers and businesses along the Rideau Canal are as important to parts of your riding as the auto industry is to parts of southwestern Ontario. And Prime Minister Harper just announced $250 million for the auto sector. So far Parks Canada seems to be planning for on-line consultations but no face-to-face meetings with the businesses and communities affected. Sending in an e-mail to a nameless person in Parks Canada is not good enough when businesses fear losing customers. See LETTERS page 9

EMC Editorial – Protecting your privacy and your identity online has become a new trend and concern with the insurgence of social networking sites and online fraud. In a news release earlier this year from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario, some suggestions were made about New Year’s resolutions and protecting our online privacy. Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, advised people that for the year ahead to review their social network and the privacy settings on those networks. Some sites and applications add data such as time, or geographic information such as where photos were taken. This allows anyone to know where you are and keep track of your whereabouts. Not only is this a safety hazard for adults, but youth as well who are exploring the world wide web. “Think before you click” – once you put it out there it is online for good. Consider who will be reading it, who can see it and the future ramifications of putting that information out there. Identity thieves thrive on those who lay out their entire lives online. Perhaps think about your future employment as well. If it’s online, your future boss may be looking you up. Dr. Cavoukian also suggests considering the who, what, when, where and why of providing your personal information. Think about the websites you are visiting and why they need the information they are seeking. And perhaps just how much information they really do need. Think about who will have access to your information, such as address or credit card number, why they want it and what it will be used for. Once the information has been used for the purpose you were seeking – what will happen to it? Will it be stored somewhere? Ensure you protect your accounts and information with passwords that are out of the ordinary – but ones you will remember. And remember to always read the fine print, the conditions of any site or application you may be using, the finer details of services you sign up for. Sometimes, according to the information from Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario, there are hidden clauses seeking permission to share your data with other agencies. All in all, protect your online information as you would protect your own wallet or purse. Never take for granted that your information is safe online.

Marguirite’s curls were definitely store bought EMC News - Something was amiss at the Northcote School. First of all, Marguirite sneaked in like she had just been caught with her hand in the cookie jar! She usually made a grand entrance so that everyone could get a good look at whatever fancy outfit she had worn that day, but not only did she come in just as Miss Crosby rang the nine o’clock bell, she wore a wool toque and made no move to take it off. Hats in school were strictly forbidden! She went right up to Miss Crosby’s desk and whispered in her ear. Miss Crosby looked at the hat, made a great sigh, and nodded towards Marguirite’s desk. Every eye was on the young girl who didn’t have a friend in the entire Northcote School as she meekly took her seat! Well! If that didn’t just tie it! She was going to be

allowed to wear her hat in school! None of us would dare be so bold. Even the boys, the second they walked in the door, removed their caps and hung them on a hook at the back of the room. At recess Joyce, Velma and I got in a huddle to discuss this latest caper, and none of us could imagine why Marguirite, who took such pride in her golden curls would choose to hide them under a toque! We all knew Marguirite, who thought she was a dead ringer for Shirley Temple, got those curls from Ducharmes’ Beauty Parlour, and the golden hair right out of a bottle of dye from Ritza’s Drug Store in Renfrew! Even the boys at the Northcote School noticed the toque. Cecil made some snide remarks, and jabbed Emerson in the ribs, but that

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as a stick! She clamped her hand over the spot, and ran into the schoolhouse like someone possessed! Before our lunch hour was over, Miss Crosby rang the big brass bell, and we knew Cecil and Emerson were in for it. They had no idea where they had dropped the toque. My youngest brother Earl was sent out to look for it. The two culprits, without asking, knew what was coming. Without even being asked, they went up to Miss Crosby’s desk and held out a hand. She brought the strap down with a thunder that could be heard in Admaston. They boys never flinched. They got far worse fighting each other in the back yard. Earl got the toque, covered with snow, and handed it to Marguirite, who by this time was crying great running tears, wiping her eyes with one hand, and covering the

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Implementing Parks Canada’s plan would be “pennywise and pound-foolish” – likely resulting in many fewer boaters and not increasing but rather reducing - fees paid by Canal users. I therefore am requesting – imploring – that you work with affected communities and businesses to bring a full understanding of the impacts of this proposal to Parks Can-

very reasonable approach to ensuring services and programs for visitors remain economically viable and of the high quality visitors expect, and that Canadians continue to have memorable and meaningful experiences when they visit their treasured places.” Parks Canada is proposing that future fee adjustments be in accordance with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in order to respond to annual inflationary operational costs. Most fees will be limited to an adjustment not exceeding the two-year cumulative percentage of the average CPI. This would occur in two-year ada and all parts of the government. Having good information is the basis for good consultations. It would be helpful if you could provide to all concerned, Parks Canada’s economic impact analysis of their proposals. Respectfully, Marjory Loveys Policy Chair, Leeds-Grenville Federal Liberal Association

intervals thereafter, beginning duced according to the level in 2013. of service. At some To support Parks Canada “I believe that Canadians and places, new fees tourism busiwhat we have are being pronesses during posed for new proposed is a a difficult ecoservices and very reasonable nomic period, other fee adjustParks Canada ments may oc- approach....” fees have been cur for unique ALAN LATOURELLE frozen at 2008 location-specif- CEO, PARKS CANADA levels unic services to til March 31, ensure they can be delivered 2013. For visitors, the fee in the future. While there will freeze will end after any probe some moderate fee adjust- posed fees have been tabled in ments, other fees may be re- Parliament following public R0011873733_0124

EMC News - Parks Canada has launched public consultations on proposed fee adjustments which will end the fiveyear Parks Canada fee freeze currently in place. The revenue that is earned from user fees directly supports the quality services that visitors enjoy at national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas. “I invite Canadians to visit the Parks Canada website (www.parkscanada.gc.ca) to have a look at our fee proposals,” said Alan Latourelle, Chief Executive Officer for Parks Canada. “I believe that what we have proposed is a

consultation. The fee freeze will extend 18 months after the fee consultation processes are complete for commercial operators. Parks Canada has more than 3,300 fees for diverse services such as park and site entry, camping, interpretive programs, boat lockage, facility rentals, etc. These revenues are invested in the sites to help pay for the range of quality services and facilities that visitors use and enjoy. The expense of providing services to visitors continues to increase

as a result of higher energy and other operational costs. Parks Canada works to ensure Canada’s historic and natural heritage is protected and, through a network of 44 national parks, 167 national historic sites, and four national marine conservation areas, invites Canadians and people around the world to engage in personal moments of inspiring discovery at the country’s treasured natural and historic places. Submitted by Parks Canada.

Please be advised that City Staff will be installing new water meters in homes throughout the City of Brockville.

The City of Brockville Water Meter Replacement Program What is it? The City of Brockville is undertaking a water meter replacement program. The intent of the program is to update Brockville’s water meters and meter reading technologies. The new system will improve the efficiency of the meter reading process through the installation of new radio frequency meters. When the installation process is complete, customers will be relieved of the responsibility of reading their own meter or the need for the Water Meter Reading staff to enter homes/businesses to read the meter. Depending on the age of the meter and / or consumption on the meter, some meters will be retrofit or replaced with a new meter. In order to complete the Meter Replacement Program as efficiently as possible, areas of the City will be targeted. When an area is substantially complete, the program will move on to the next area, and so on, until the entire City has been converted. What Homeowners can expect City of Brockville staff will be canvassing the City to replace the meters. You will receive a knock at your door by a City employee with proper identification who will ask if it is a convenient time to change the meter. If it is not or you are not home, you will be given a card with the information needed to schedule an appointment. You may also receive a call from us to schedule an appointment. A typical meter replacement should take approximately 60 minutes, but may vary, depending on the circumstances. City staff will be driving clearly marked vehicles and be accompanied with photo identification. The meter being installed will have an electronic radio transmitter (ERT) attached to it that will enable the meter reader to get reads without the need to access your premises.

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Homeowners are obligated to provide clear and unobstructed access to the water meter. If there are any boxes or stored items in the way the City asks that these be cleared prior to the arrival of the meter installer. If, for any reason, the water meter has been covered by drywall or paneling it is the homeowners responsibility to ensure that access to the meter be created. The water meter is property of the City of Brockville and clear and free access to it must be provided. Homeowners should ensure that your inside water shut-off valve is in good working order. To do so, locate the water meter inside your house. It’s important to know where the water meter is located so you know where to turn the water off. The meter is generally found at the front of the premises closest to the street. There may be two valves near your meter, the one below the meter or closest to pipe coming out of the floor or wall, is the water shut-off valve. The valve should turn off easily. If the valve is not operating, it would be wise to have it repaired. Questions or comments? Need more information? For more information regarding the Water Meter Replacement Program please phone or e-mail your questions/comments to:

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Fedeli discusses Ontario’s escalating energy costs – affecting both industry and Ontario consumers By DOREEN BARNES

EMC News – The province’s soaring electricity costs were the spark for last Monday’s visit from MPP Vic Fedeli, the Ontario PC energy critic. Fedeli and Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark took a tour of Northern Cables Inc. on Jan. 14. Together they met with members of the Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce, United Counties of Leeds and Grenville personnel and others to discuss and share their findings. “We had Vic slated for a tour about energy but we were recalled to the legislature for Bill 115, so there wouldn’t be any labour strikes in our schools,� said Clark. “We had to cancel our meeting with the Chamber, so I asked Vic if there was any other time that he could come.� Clark continued that during the day they had toured Northern Cables Inc. in Brockville. The reason for choosing this plant was because, like other area industries, they were getting calls from the United States suggesting they purchase their energy from them. What Clark and Fedeli have learned is that the global adjustment is not based on power usage, it is based solely on the Green Energy Act. Fedeli has already spoken

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Left, Ontario PC energy critic MPP Vic Fedeli (Nipissing), and Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark, right, talk about the PC White Paper and the Affordable Energy Paths that have been suggested. They are measures they believe will help in alleviating some of the costs that burden Ontario industries. in 52 communities about this energy issue and has now started his second tour. “If you are a business or industry you will receive your monthly energy bill with a breakdown,� said Fedeli.

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“There are some great recommendations that have been put forth in the White Paper,� said Clark. Taken from the Ontario PC website relative to the White Paper recommendations as outlined in Affordable Energy Paths are monetize OPG and Hydro One, abolish the transfer tax, encourage voluntary consolidation, establish a new power rate for manufacturing and resource based industry, affirm nuclear power, cancel the Feed in Tariff (FIT) program, make wind and solar compete, explore green hydrogen, eliminate trade barriers, trade agreements, provide more renewable options, end subsidies for electric vehicles and lastly phase out Provincial Power Subsidy. “There’s no silver bullet,� said Fedeli. “Xstrata Copper in Timmins is about 70 kilometers to the West of Quebec. Quebec called Xstrata last year and said why don’t you shut your plant in Ontario move over the border (to Quebec) for cheap power? Xstrata Copper, the single largest power user in Ontario terminated 670 employees last March. Closed the plant down, in fact tore it down to the ground and moved 115 kilometers over the border into Quebec for cheap power.� Fedeli also indicated that they are seeing a trend in other industries moving into Quebec to lower their consumption cost of energy. “We want our energy policy to become an economic development policy,� said Fedeli. Although Fedeli and Clark were referring to businesses and their complaints about the global adjustment charge, Ontario residents are also feeling the pinch.

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Promising endeavours in the works this year for Gananoque and TLTI By MARLA DOWDALL mdowdall@perfprint.ca

EMC News - Exciting projects both completed and in the works, were discussed during the Mayor’s Economic Breakfast in Gananoque, Jan. 16. Town mayor Erika Demchuk spoke about 2012 and the promising endeavours that await for the year ahead. Also providing the large audience with an update for the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands, was mayor Frank Kinsella. One project which has solidified the already positive relationship between the two communities is saving the Thousand Islands OLG Charity Casino. (See separate story for complete details.) Demchuk highlighted the opening of the Joel Stone Heritage Park as an exciting endeavour last year, noting local service clubs such as the Lions Club, Rotary and Kinsmen clubs were instrumental in getting ready for the unveiling. Over the summer, many events were hosted in this location, she said. The Mitchell and Wilson property saw an RFP put out last year. Two proposals were received. RMP Construction won the bid for the location, 175 St. Lawrence St., Gananoque. Plans call for, according to RMP Construction’s website, mixed use, medium density development focusing

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Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands mayor Frank Kinsella speaks during the Mayor’s Economic Breakfast held in Gananoque, Jan. 16. on street level retail and upper level residential condos. The Community Improvement Program has also been redone to include the Brownfield development. The plan focuses on downtown revitalization, which includes façades, grants for improvements and more. The Farmers’ Market has also made a return to the town hall. Overall, she noted, “everywhere you look there is an ongoing confidence in Gananoque.”

Industries have also faced a new “resurgence”, including Thomson Fasteners Inc., a company which just a few years ago had laid off employees and gone to a three-day work week. Now, the company is back to a full work week and has been hiring. These were just a few of the ongoing and exciting projects she listed off, as well as a long list of businesses which have opened up in 2012. For TLTI, Kinsella opened up by noting the township

wants to, “dare to dream, dare to do and dare to achieve.” First Impressions studies were undertaken. Speaking for Rockport, he called Dianne Phillips, chair of the Rockport Development Group, up to the lectern. She noted in a location such as Rockport, “you can’t get any closer to the heart of the 1,000 Islands,” and that the community has a unique character. Plans are under way for Aug. 13 to 18 this year, when Rockport Prohibition Days

will be held. The biggest event for 2013 in this community, the festival will feature a street dance with participants in period clothes, an antique boat show, antique car show as well as an old fashioned family picnic, among a very long list of other events. Kinsella then asked Peggy Sweet McCumber, chairperson for the Seeley’s Bay and Area Residents’ Association to come forward. Coming back to Seeley’s Bay after their visit to Keene, Ontario (near Peterborough, for the First Impressions study), Sweet McCumber remembers, “We took stock.” And they took note of Seeley’s Bay location in the Frontenac Arch Biosphere and on the Rideau Canal. Not having a lot of businesses, all are considered essential. A plan called Seeley’s Bay Steps Up, has been in the works for a little while now, with a priority of promoting local businesses and increasing the joy and pleasure of living in the village. A brand has been created for the village, and more. Lyndhurst has been famous for its annual Turkey Fair, Santa Claus parade, and annual fishing day in June to promote the season. As for Lansdowne, Kinsella explained, it has been promoted as a growth centre. Water and sewer infrastructure can

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accommodate another 100 homes. It features a medical centre, an elementary school, all considered economic drivers. Lansdowne also has easy access to Highway 401 and features a good roads system. Calling Michelle Jackson, president of the Lansdowne Association for Revitalization (LAFR), to the podium, she said, the village and its people have pride, family, history, integrity, creativity, and the will for change. The community features the ever popular fair, a tradition that has been in place for many years. A youth has been declared its Citizen of the Year; the medical centre has plans for expansion, and more. The meeting concluded with a presentation from Tom Russell, executive director for the 1000 Islands Community Development Corporation. He described the morning event as a good way to “recharge batteries” and as a way to focus and make things happen. He went on to explain the function of the CDC. Three cheques were also presented that morning, from the CDC, to the Gananoque Curling Club - funding for kitchen renovations. Dollars were also given to the St. Lawrence District Medical Centre for renovations for an onsite pharmacy and to the Seeley’s Bay Revitalization committee for its ongoing projects.

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New 34-credit funding threshold encourages education planning EMC News – Editor’s note: The following are briefs from the recent Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario board meeting. The Ministry of Education has released a new program for September 2013 to help guide students through their education and career life planning, through the provision of additional support to complete their secondary education in four years. The new program, which includes both a planning guide for students, as well as a new 34 credit funding threshold, encourages students and schools to develop well-planned educational pathways, and helps to ensure more effective use of education resources. Charlotte Rouleau, Superintendent of School Effectiveness, presented the details of the new program to the Board. “A well-planned four year program is an effective use of both students’ time and education resources,” explained Rouleau. “Thirty credits are required to graduate and students are encouraged to graduate on time. The intent is to encourage better planning

of the student’s educational pathway early on so that they can attain all of the credits they need in four years.” Beyond 34 credits, courses will be funded at a reduced rate with some exemptions. At no point would students be charged for additional credits, and students would always be allowed to seek additional or upgraded credits. Exemptions to the 34 credit threshold include: students with an Individual Education Plan (IEP), and credit courses in English as a Second Language (ESL), and English Literacy Development (ELD). In addition, students who are enrolled in their first four consecutive years of secondary school may take as many credits as they like. The education and career life planning guide for students from Kindergarten through Grade 12 is titled “Creating Pathways to Success,” and will be available in the spring of 2013.

Ontario’s safe schools strategy, which requires all school boards to take preventative measures against bullying, issue tougher consequences for bullying, and support students who want to promote understanding and respect for all. The primary focus of the amendment is on the promotion of a positive school climate that is inclusive and accepting of all pupils and the promotion of bullying prevention. Brent Bovaird, Principal of St. Luke Catholic High School, presented an overview of the changes to the legislation, which will require the Board to amend existing policies and guidelines in three specific areas. The first change applies to the provincial and school board code of conduct policies. Boards must now take a whole-school approach to involve school communities

by bias, prejudice or hate. Changes have also been made with regards to the reporting process for incidents of bullying. Under the legislative modifications, reporting is now also required by a psychologist, social workers, and before and after school program staff, in addition to existing board employees, for any incident that may result in suspension or expulsion. Principals must also communicate the results of the investigation of such incidents to relevant staff, and to the parents of both the victim and the student who caused the harm. School performance highlights great accomplishments Students from J.L. Jordan Catholic School in Brockville had an opportunity to share, and boast a little, about their great accomplishments to the Board of Trustees. The school choir, led by teacher Angela

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EMC News - Five million dollars - that is the estimated annual economic impact international students have just in the Upper Canada District School Board coverage territory. It’s a number that will only continue to grow. Across Canada in 2010, international students contributed more than $8 billion to the economy, up from a $6.5 billion contribution in 2008, according to the federal government. They are numbers Matthew Raby is proud to share. Raby is the manager of projects and programs for the Upper Canada Leger Centre for Education and Training (UCLCET). Brockville and area is also reaping the benefits of those

international dollars through the UCLCET program. In the City of Brockville alone, there is more than a $2 million annual economic impact. “We aren’t paying for these students to come (to Canada, Brockville). It represents an infusion of cash and of culture,� he noted. “It’s a double win for the school board and the local economy.� The UCLCET administers the UCDSB’s International Education program and this year has placed more than 180 long-term full semester students and more than 250 short-term students. Of course, while these numbers are large - each student needs a host family, a place to stay while they are here in Canada and away from their home. As a comparison to last

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MEETING SCHEDULE Regular meetings of Council are held the second and fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 6544 New Dublin Road. Working Sessions of Council are held the third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 6544 New Dublin Road. Please Note: February 25th Regular Meeting of Council is cancelled. Members of the public are invited to attend all meetings. For more information on meeting dates and locations, please consult the calendar page of the Township’s website www.elizabethtown-kitley.on.ca or call 613-345-7480

NEWS & EVENTS WINTER PARKING RESTRICTIONS Please be advised that Winter Parking Restrictions are in effect. In accordance with By-law 11-71, no vehicle may be parked on any road, street or highway in the Township between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.

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PUBLIC MEETING ON NEW ZONING BY-LAW SCHEDULED FOR: TUESDAY, FEB. 19, 2013 AT 7:00 P.M., NEW DUBLIN COUNCIL CHAMBERS A public meeting under Section 34 of the Planning Act will be held on the proposed new comprehensive zoning by-law on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the New Dublin Council Chambers, 6544 New Dublin Rd. Notice of this public meeting will be separately advertised in the Recorder & Times and EMC newspapers. A full copy of the proposed new zoning is available for viewing on the Township’s website and copies can be viewed at the Township’s main administration office at 6544 New Dublin Rd., New Dublin, at the satellite office at 424 County Rd. 29, Toledo and at the Township libraries. Any questions regarding this matter should be directed to the Planning and Development Department at 613-345-7480.

year’s numbers - 110 fulltime placements were made and 100 short-term placements. There are 62 students in Brockville alone. The UCLCET partners with Canada Homestay International to offer host families to those students. Canada Homestay International is a subcontractor for the school board and other school boards across the country. Perhaps the homestay experience is one which can’t have a dollar amount attached,

however this is an opportunity for the international student to have a first hand view of Canadian culture through their time in school and with their host families. The same can be said for the host families - they will share in a unique cultural experience as well through providing a short term home for their student. While this is a fairly new program and venture for the school board, having only started mid-last decade, it is growing in leaps and bounds

YMCA of Brockville and Area announces Child Care Centre and grand opening in Gananoque EMC Event - The public is invited to a grand opening. Drop in and see what is offered, Feb. 7, from 11 a.m. to noon for the official ribbon cutting, snacks and refreshments. Friendly staff will be highlighting TR Leger programs and Child Care option for visitors. This is an opportunity to introduce the public to the YMCA Child Care Centre in Gananoque. The T.R. Leger School now offers YMCA quality Child Care programming for children 16 to 30 months of age. The staff consists of qualified, caring professionals who follow the national YMCA “Playing to Learn� curriculum. The program includes quiet time, outside time, active play and naptime as needed. The Child Care supports the healthy growth of children and promotes the lifelong development of skills and values. YMCA child-centered programming develops imagination, encourages learning and promotes life skills and values: essential building blocks in becoming healthy, happy adults. The YMCA’s asset development approach to child development provides young people with positive experiences, support and opportunities they need to thrive. The Brockville and Area YMCA works in partnership with families, respecting the diverse cultural backgrounds that enrich their programming, and recognizing all families have different needs, interests and expectations. YMCA is building healthy communities through programs that teach the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. They believe that children are never too young to learn that character counts. Please contact us YMCA your copy of the Parent Guide, or to set up a registration appointment with the T.R. Leger School in Gananoque at 613-382-5285.

each year. Students are enrolling in this program from countries such as Brazil, Columbia, Mexico, Germany, France, Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Spain, Turkey and others. The students aren’t paid to come to Canada; they pay tuition fees and other costs for the opportunity to come here. In some countries, such as Spain, if the student’s family cannot afford the endeavour, their home country provides scholarship opportunities. “It is the best kept secret in the world,� Nelson Williams, relationship manager for Canada Homestay International, Leeds Grenville region explained of the international student market. CHI’s function is to provide a safe and caring environment for the students while they stay in Canada. To provide them with supports and to have matched them effectively with a suitable host family. And as mentioned, host families are needed. Students come for sometimes as little as two weeks and as long as a school year. Some families have stayed in touch with their students and have even travelled abroad as they have kept their friendship alive. Families through the years have found hosting a student has allowed them to “re� get to know their community as they have the opportunity to play tourist through the eyes of their young charges. The students attend school and are here to gain academic credit. Usually, they have an ESL (English as a second language) class as part of their course curriculum. Program options, for international students coming to this area, according to the UCLCET website, include:

elementary and secondary school programs (short and long term), International Baccalaureate (IB) programs, full time English language instruction and support for both youth and adults, customized group programs, and extracurricular activities which are offered at individual schools. Students are placed in various schools depending on their skill levels. There are eight hub schools across the UCDSB territory. These hub schools are equipped with additional ESL supports. These supports provide homework help; an after school ESL help class and more. If a student has a higher level of English and are more comfortable, they are sent to any of the board’s other locations. Host families are carefully selected and pre-screened. They are given compensation, but enough to cover just what having an additional person in their household costs. Spending money for the student is the responsibility of the student and their natural parents. However, most students when they come to Canada often spend their money on new technology, cell phones, and laptops. Items such as bicycles to get around, Williams noted. Host families ensure their students are treated as a member of the family, and ensure they partake in leisure activities in a nurturing family environment. For further information please visit www.studyuppercanada.com and www.canadahomestayinternational.com. For details about hosting an international student Williams may be contacted at nelson@ canadahomestayinternational. com. R0011871007

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Salt causing damage to more than just our cars? EMC Lifestyle - I had a discussion recently with several colleagues on the topic of road-salt and the damages it does to our vehicles. The biggest beef from the group centred on the piles of salt left by municipal trucks when stopping at intersections with the dispenser left running. To them, this represented a disregard for their property and a waste of resources. The consistent response from every town, city, and region when faced with residents demanding a less corrosive solution has been cost. Road-salt runs anywhere from $50 to $90 per ton depending on your location and any practical alternatives to date have costs that are exponentially higher. But are we looking at the right numbers? We all know what salt costs us in terms of shortening the lifespan of our vehicles and from my own background as a former municipal councillor, I can tell you that the last thing any public works manager is concerned about when it comes to winter road maintenance, is the effect of roadsalt on our vehicles. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. According to a 2006 Environment Canada report, roadsalt is responsible for much more than just car corrosion. It has been clearly shown to shorten the lifespan of bridge

decks and paved and concrete road surfaces. It pollutes water wells in the vicinity of roads and destroys trees and vegetation and poses a considerable risk to the health of wildlife and domestic animals. The little-known problem with road-salt is the amount of byproducts that it brings to our environment. Far from the refined product that appears on our dinner table, road-salt contains sodium chloride, potassium chloride, magnesium chloride, lead, arsenic, and mercury in substantial concentrations. As well ferrocyanide is added to keep roadsalt from clumping. Thanks to this malicious menu, Environment Canada declared roadsalt a toxic substance over a decade ago. Mark Watson, CEO and president of Earth Innovations Inc. has been leading the charge to get municipalities, and regional jurisdictions on a road-salt diet. His company produces and markets a road-salt alternative called Eco-Traction, a crushed volcanic material that contains no hazardous substances and is safe for pets and plants alike. Mark argues (and yes he will admit that as a supplier he is biased) that unless we factor in all the costs related to roadsalt a municipality or region would be responsible for, we aren’t really comparing apples

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to apples. For example, if (as the 2006 Environment Canada study found) 1.5 per cent of bridges require repair annually due to corrosion at a cost of $855 per square meter, then this cost should be added to the cost of road-salt, if it can be clearly shown that road-salt is responsible for 100 per cent of the problem. But how do we know how much of the problem salt is responsible for? One of the best ways to find out exactly how much roadsalt costs us is to look at the experience of countries like Sweden, Norway, and Finland who put their roads on a salt diet a number of years ago. By studying their life-cycle costs of bridges, road surfaces, and parking garages after reducing road-salt use, we can come to some accurate conclusions. Then we might be able to take things with a grain of salt. An interesting and timely press-release hit my email box recently. The Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) passed along the results of a Toronto area criminal trial that resulted in a Missis-

sauga man being sentenced to 32 days in jail for curb-siding vehicles. Curb-siding refers to the illegal practice of individuals who pose as private sellers to regularly sell used vehicles (mostly poorly reconstructed collision write-off units) to hapless consumers. By the time a buyer finds out what he or she has purchased and the substandard condition it’s in, the curb-sider is long gone and the consumer is out a considerable sum of money. This announcement comes at the time when other lessthan-honest individuals have taken to the internet through classified ad sites such as kijiji or eBay to offer vehicles that never get delivered and only serve to separate buyers from their money. One tip that experts offer that’s the same in both circumstances (curb-siders and internet scammers) is to never deal with anyone who is not the registered and documented owner of the property in question. They go on to recommend never purchasing a vehicle you haven’t seen

and whenever possible, get an independent inspection completed before handing over any cold hard cash. For more tips check out www.omvic. on.ca. If you have any questions, opinions, or stories on anything automotive please drop me a line, [By email to emc@ perfprint.ca or directly to bjoeturner@hotmail.com listing

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Champions for Kids works wonders for UCDSB In January of 2008, the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) founded its Champions for Kids Foundation, and this Jan. 17 it held its fifth annual general meeting. “This volunteer organization was founded in order to improve childhood for kids in need,” said Mark Calder, director of Publicity for the foundation. “It was

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EMC News - Imagine wanting more than anything in the world to be able to go out and play hockey. Or take dancing, riding, music, art lessons, but you can’t. This is a sad reality for too many children nowadays. The economy is tight, jobs are scarce, jobs that actually pay well almost impossible to get.

designed to help them play sports, enjoy the arts and seek medical care through funding associated costs, for example, gas costs for a family to drive to CHEO to obtain medical care – not the medical care itself. The basic idea was to make it easier for families having a tough time by helping their kids have fun in childhood so they do better at

school.” Children are referred to school principals by teachers at the 89 schools covered under the UCDSB, and the principals then refer them on to the foundation. Every school has a story; every member of the Board has more than one, of a child who benefitted and, in turn, ended up helping his/her entire family to

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may have only dreamed of or maybe never dreamed of because they never thought it was possible,” said David Morrison, co-director of Fundraising. “Along comes a foundation like this who opens their hearts and says to these kids, ‘you know, anything is possible and we’re there for you’. I think it just proves again that this Board is there for the kids, it always has been, and this is just a prime example of what we stand for.” One young man had suffered from numerous health and cognitive issues. He had been restricted by these to spending his life in a reclining position, and was unable to get out to participate in school and local activities. The foundation stepped in and made him an active part of his community, getting him out to sporting events and dances, making sure he had a chance to participate along with everyone else. The effect on him was miraculous. He became brighter, happier, calmer. He felt loved, accepted and needed. When he died from his condition, his family created the Michael Baarda bursary. “The bursary is a financial gift in the amount of $105,000,” said Linda Lumsden, director of Disbursements. “It is a financial gift made to the Champions for Kids Foundation to be discretely distributed and targeted to help students who meet the profile of a student with profound special education needs to access sports, arts, counselling, therapeutic programs and community events such as musical theatre, hockey games or special events. The foundation may access $10,000 from this fund each year.” A charitable organization run entirely by volunteers, they have managed to raise nearly $600,000 in the short time they’ve been in existence, with minimal funding going to administrative costs and everything else has gone to help the students. Requests fall mainly for various sports, lessons, summer camps and prescription glasses. Not all requests are accepted, but they try to fill as many legitimate needs as they can. Donations come in many forms. Financial are the most common, but sometimes other things are given, such as the gift of five one-year long placements at a riding school for children wishing to learn to ride. All donations are gratefully accepted. To learn more about the foundation or find out how to donate, please go to http://championsforkids. ucdsb.on.ca or contact President David K. Thomas at 613-342-0371 ext. 1234.


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One stand out finding is that girls in the study with a Big Sister were four times less likely to bully, fight, lie or express anger than girls without a mentor. “This ground-breaking research confirms that mentoring changes the trajectory of young lives,” says Bruce MacDonald, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSC). “The findings will have a profoundly beneficial impact on our mentoring programs.” The study’s findings are expected to bring about significant advances in how the agencies of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSC) deliver mentoring services. Expected outcomes are more specialized pre-match training for the child, parents and mentor; more effective match support for all three participants to better manage expectations and earlier detection of special needs among children and teenagers. BBBSC believes that this landmark study’s legacy will be longer and more successful matches and mentoring that is more closely tailored to individual needs. The study was conducted by a team of academics led by Dr. David DeWit, a senior research scientist CAMH in London, Ontario, and Dr. Ellen Lipman, a psychiatrist and Professor at McMaster University in Hamilton. The research was made possible by a $1.7 million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). “We showed that the positive findings held regardless of the children’s age, personal history, family circumstances or cultural identity,” explained DeWit. “Over time, Big Brother Big Sisters agencies will be able to counsel mentors on how best to engage with their ‘Little’ and will make it easier to identify the children most likely to benefit from having a mentor.” Key findings: - Girls with a Big Sister are two and a half times more likely than girls without a mentor to be confident in their ability to be successful at school. - Boys with a Big Brother are three times less likely than boys without a mentor to suffer peer pressure related anxiety, such as worrying about what other children think or say about them. - Mentored boys are two times more likely to believe that school is fun and that doing well academically is important. - Mentored boys are also two times less likely than non-mentored boys to develop negative conducts like bullying, fighting, lying, cheating, losing their temper or expressing anger. 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EMC Entertainment - Normally, to hear fine music played by classically-trained musicians, one would have to travel to a big city and attend a major concert hall, but for the past 30 years, the Fort Town Concert Association has been bringing great music to Prescott. Two presentations remain in its 2012/2013 season, and they are not to be missed by anyone who appreciates the art and mastery of first-class musicians playing the finest work by history’s greatest composers. On Friday, Feb. 8, clarinettist Dominic Desautels will join pianist Tina Chong to present the works of, among others, Debussy, Prokofiev and Stravinsky. From Canada originally, both musicians are presently pursuing their careers elsewhere—Desautels in Brazil and Chong in the United States, and

the Fort Town Concert Association (FTCA) was fortunate to be able to lure them back. “These are young, talented musicians,� says Graham Cudlipp, chair of the FTCA. All concerts put on by the FTCA are held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at 425 Centre St. “The acoustics are very good at St. Andrews,� says Cudlipp, “and it’s a very intimate setting.� Before Desautels and Chong perform for the public at St. Andrew’s, however, they will play before a quite different audience. The FTCA is resuming its in-school program— which, due to financial constraints, was suspended for the past two years— and both Chong and Desautels will be putting on a show for the students at Wellington Public School in Prescott. The FTCA’s season will end

on Thursday, April 4 with its most ambitious offering. Mozart’s comic opera Cosi Fan Tutte will be performed by emerging artists from Jeunesses Musicales. “These are young, talented Canadian musicians and they sing beautifully,� says Cudlipp. The FTCA has been featuring a season-ending opera for the past eight years, and the productions have been among the group’s most popular. This year’s edition is one of the most oft-performed operas in the world, created by Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte. For those who aren’t confident in their ability to follow the story, subtitles will be projected on the wall inside St. Andrew’s Church to help anyone afraid of getting lost in the plot. Both the Feb. 8 concert and the April 4 opera will begin at 8 p.m.

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more powerful moments. The cast is so talented they’re almost wasted here, but as I’ve often said if you want to make a great action film use great actors. Anthony Mackie, Robert Patrick, Michael Pena and Giovanni Ribisi are great. You have no problem believing these men would walk through fire to see justice done. Josh Brolin is every inch the square-jawed hero. He’s exactly who you picture when you think of a hard-boiled police detective who is fighting organized crime. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are electric together. He exudes charm and confidence, but with an intensity that’s lying just below the surface. As Mickey’s girl Grace Faraday, Emma Stone redefines the sultry heroine. Together you can’t take your eyes off them. The stand-out performance

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Conway Keeler (Giovanni Ribisi) and Jerry Wooters to join him. Together they take the fight to Cohen. Gangster Squad is a slick and stylish gangster flick. It has all the makings of an intense film experience, yet it falls just short. It jumps quickly from scene to scene with the rhythm of an action film. The story is there but it never spends a great deal of time on it. At one point Giovanni Ribisi’s character questions the morality of what they’re doing because after all they’ve done he can’t see the difference between himself and Cohen. The film had moved so quickly that I couldn’t help but wonder if anything had been done yet. Beyond that the film is really predictable. Even to the point where I knew what the characters were going to say before they said it. That predictability steals away from the film’s

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Speaker to discuss Burritts Rapids hydro-electric project’s progress EMC News — Step by step a Burritts Rapids community project is getting closer to the dream of generating electricity from the water flowing over the village’s dam on the Rideau River. While in the initial years the electricity generated will be sold to the grid at above-market prices set by Ontario’s Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) Program, ultimately the goal is to set the village up so that potentially the residents could be energy self-sufficient, with enough hydro for up to 400 homes. Muffy Koch, a member of the board of the Burritts Rapids Renewable Energy Association (BRREA), will discuss the project’s progress at the next meeting of Transition Brockville, on Jan. 27. The citizen-initiated project, launched in February 2010 following a large community meeting, has received a priority permit from Parks Canada giving the community first rights for a project at the dam. BRREA has applied for seed-funding from the Ontario Community Energy Partnership Program (CEPP)

and a FIT contract to sell hydro to the grid. Down the road there will be feasibility studies, partnerships with developers, and a federal environmental assessment. “It’s a steep learning curve,” Koch says, “but now we have 10 people with expertise who can help other communities who are considering such a project.” Other communities with the potential for hydro generation will find the BRREA story of great practical help, she says. All are welcome to this free, public presentation at the Transition Brockville meeting this Sunday, at 2 p.m., in the Brockville Public Library’s meeting room. Koch’s talk will be based on a rich selection of photos in a PowerPoint presentation. She will be happy to entertain questions. Transition Brockville (TB) was founded by local residents six years ago to provide a non-partisan forum for sharing information about how each of us, in our daily lives, can help to slow the rate of global warming, reduce our dependence on depleting fossil fuels, and adapt to the impacts of peak oil and

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Business fair seeks out interested vendors EMC Events - This year Augusta Township and the Town of Prescott will be jointly holding a business fair on Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Leo Boivin Centre in Prescott. This year’s fair will be open to any business or organization located in the South Grenville area. Registration will begin Feb. 1 and 100 registered vendors are expected. All vendor spots will be on a first come first served basis so don’t delay in submitting your registration. Registration forms will be available on both www.augusta.ca and www.prescott.ca websites. The completed form and fees can be submitted at the Town Hall in Prescott. Additional activities are in the planning stages.

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EMC News - On Jan. 12, what looked like a heavy, rusty cylinder was retrieved from the metal bin at the Briar Hill Landfill site in the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands. It appeared to be an old military shell so the OPP were called by the Public Works Department. After confirmation from the OPP, bomb technicians from the Trenton military base were notified. The bomb technicians arrived at the site by 3 p.m. and quickly disposed of what was actually a mortar round. The Township advises all residents that should you encounter a suspicious looking, very heavy metal cylinder, about 8 cm in diameter and 30 cm long, please dial 9-1-1 to contact the appropriate authorities to direct you to a safe disposal of what could be a very dangerous object. For further information, please contact the Township’s CAO, Rodney Burkard at 613-659-2415 extension 213 or rodney@townshipleeds. on.ca Submitted by the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands.

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EMC Lifestyle - Residents of South Nation Conservation’s 4,000 squarekm watershed are being asked to make an environmentally friendly start to the New Year by considering a gift or easement of ecological land. “What better permanent gift to friends and neighbours could there be?” asks SNC Communications Director, Angela Coleman. “It’s the gift that keeps on giving beyond the lifetime of the donor, and in many situations, there are attractive environmental and economic benefits for such donations.” SNC uses acquired lands to improve forest cover, ensure healthy and safe waterways, and provide public recreational areas. Donating land is an excellent way to ensure a healthy environment for generations to come. South Nation Conservation regularly receives

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cial values, with removal of nuisance fallen trees, culling of some live ones, and creating walking trails in some cases,” said SNC Lands and Fisheries Director Pat Piitz. “Managed by SNC, the lands are open to various uses with permission.” “A balanced approach to human development and preserving the natural environment ensures that the natural spaces we as Canadians value are protected,” Piitz noted. “Forested land donated or allocated to SNC becomes permanently protected. Donated land doesn’t have to be treed, however, with wetlands and some agricultural land gratefully accepted.” Residents who don’t have land to give are invited to make a financial donation to be applied to expanding and rehabilitating SNC forests, Coleman added.

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EMC Events - Time to let the dogs out and participate in the Gananoque and District Humane Society’s (GDHS) second annual Chili Cook-Off and Festival to be held at the Lansdowne Recreation Centre, 1 Jesse St., Jan. 26. The fun starts at noon and runs right up through 7 p.m. Not only will there be a fantastic chili cookoff featuring favourites old and new, but also a book sale, bake sale and silent auction, all to help raise funds for GDHS. Live music by Cameron Smith, Norbert LePage and fellow local musicians will be available onsite, and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available for sale. General admission to the festivities is free, while $10 for adults, $5 for kids, lets you in on the chili tasting, with all the chilis you want to try plus sides for a full and satisfying meal as well as a chance to vote for your favourite.

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Nothing hits the spot like a bowl of great chilli! Chiquita Chihuahua hopes everyone will come out for a howling good time at the GDHS second annual Chili Fest to be held in Lansdowne on Saturday, Jan. 26.

However, there is also a very special need this time around. Chiquita Chihuahua was rescued from an apparent puppy mill. A little fawn coloured beauty, she had numerous medical problems, and her rescuer simply could not afford to look after her properly. Heartbroken at the thought of not being able to do more, the rescuer brought Chiquita into the Shelter to be given the expert care she required and be put up for adoption. Veterinarians checked the dog and determined care would be quite expensive. Her teeth were bad, and every time she tried to use her jaws she was wracked with pain. They needed to do extensive dental work and clean up her mouth, as well as giving her all the necessary shots and spaying her. Once out of pain, she would be able to eat properly and quickly return to health. Currently she is in foster care, and there has been at least one offer to

adopt her outright. Unfortunately, the adoption fees will not be anywhere nearly enough money to cover all of these costs. Restoring her to good health will cost about $1,000. Therefore, the GDHS has decided to combine efforts and use the Chili Cook-Off not just to raise funds for the Shelter, but also to see if they can pay for these costs. “Please take advantage of this chance to have a great time while helping animals like Chiquita Chihuahua,” said Arlene Massey. “All proceeds go directly to our less fortunate furry friends at our no-kill, volunteer-run shelter or in foster care. We have never euthanized one adoptable animal to make room for another. Please show your love and make a difference.” For more information, please contact the event coordinator, Sylvia at 613923-5098, or the GDHS shelter on Highway 32 just north of Gananoque and the 401.

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Dreams In Motion brings in professional artists to teach new programs EMC Entertainment Dreams In Motion in Gananoque has started its winter season with two brand new and exciting programs taught by local professional actors, musicians and the artistic director from the Thousand Islands Playhouse. Already in progress, there is always room for more interested students. Having started Monday, Jan. 21, musician Kevin Head is teaching guitar. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I typically like to get an idea of the studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s musical preferences and gear the lessons towards those,â&#x20AC;? says Head. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Students are encouraged to bring their favourite songs to work on. This makes the lessons unique, and directly related to the studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personal development.â&#x20AC;? Head custom tailors each lesson to fit the needs of the student, whether the person is just starting out, or looking for a way to improve skills including gaining confidence and improving performance styles and techniques. Well respected as a singer-songwriter and recording artist as well as live performer and teacher, he has played and feels comfortable teaching just about every type of music out there including blues, country, folk and rock. He has also worked as Musical Director for different the-

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Leeds, Grenville and Lanark health nurse Kim Marshall speaks on the telephone to a future parent about the reproductive health program which is available across the tri-county areas. Marshall also teaches prenatal classes and encourages individuals to sign up as early as possible to obtain the full benefit of the program. Marshall also mentioned that there are men and women who go through what is called perinatal mood disorder. “We know that women are experiencing some anxiety and some depression through pregnancy, about 10 per cent,” said Marshall. “So we do talk about the signs and symptoms. There are lots of different supports.” For cases that are suspected of extreme depression, there’s a tool used, the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale which are 10 questions in length, used with the consent of the individual. If additional support is needed, again with the consent of the individual, a link to a service is provided. It is suggested those wishing to take prenatal classes sign up prior to reaching 20 weeks of pregnancy. “The information we give in the prenatal classes benefit the whole pregnancy, not just labour and delivery,” stated Marshall. “We offer pieces of information around what to expect in your prenatal visit to the obstetrician or midwife, nutrition and we know that when you get that information as early on as the first few weeks it can make a huge impact to the health of your baby. There’s a lot of evidence around peer support and we know that prenatal education and the information that we offer changes and lower statistics like low birth rates and preterm labours. We know that this information can impact the health during pregnancy.” Topics that may be covered in classes are physical activity, emotional and physical changes during pregnancy, fetal development, medical care, labour, delivery, relaxation techniques, sex, potential hazards, breastfeed-

ing (Baby Talk), community resource information, postpartum, abuse and violence, preterm labour and of course the father’s role. An integrated prenatal screening can be introduced around 14 to 20 week period by a physician for the client. “There can be genetic testing and it is very individualized,” indicated Marshall. For those that have a sexually transmitted infection, if untreated, it would affect a pregnancy. Regarding issues with alcohol, smoking and drugs, Marshall mentioned that there are services available, through

working with other agencies to assist individuals or couples with supportive measures and coping strategies. “We have the Health Action Line, 1-800-660-5853 which we extend to all of the tri-county population to answer any questions from water bottles to preconception and healthy pregnancy questions,” said Marshall. “If parents want to stop smoking before they get pregnant, we can offer those supports.” Prenatal classes are offered throughout the tri-county area and it is advisable to call early. Hospital “When we are talking about prenatal classes and what moms should expect during their labour and delivery, we are always looking at the best evidence in terms of the interventions that they would expect at the Brockville General Hospital,” said Marshall. “So we try to communicate what is going on and we do that through a public health nurse liaise, who for the most part works predominantly in the post partum period. So she goes on the maternity floor and is a support to the nurses as well as to transition parents, knowing that while they are there they are getting the support from the nurses.” Marshall continued to say that when the parents go home they also have the support of Healthy Babies Healthy Children with the public health nurse. “We would certainly like to build more on that partnership with the hospital,” stated Marshall. “By connecting with the gynecologist/obstetrician and making sure that all of our messages are consistent. If there a new procedure or new policy that we know about, we can certainly alert clients.” Marshall believes that

knowledge is empowering and will alleviate fear and anxiety. Preterm baby Babies who are preterm labour may have trouble breathing, feeding and keeping warm, more likely to get infections, may need special care, stay in the hospital longer than mom, some are very small and may have long term health problems. The women who are more likely to have preterm babies may have had a preterm baby before, carrying more than one baby, smokes, underweight, not eating healthy, life with lots of stress, vaginal or bladder infection, miscarriages, does strenuous work or long days standing or experiences domestic violence or abuse. Dad “Men are definitely taking a more active role,” said Marshall. “Certainly the policies in the hospitals around dads being present at the birth, contributes to that and it has kind of snowballed from there.” Marshall also indicated that studies show the benefits of dads talking to baby while the baby is in utero. “We are looking at inventive ways to include dad and give him information to not only support his partner, but also to provide support to him when he is taking care of his baby and playing with his baby,” mentioned Marshall. “We know that there is a psychological and a cognitive asset to a dad’s attachment and active involvement with the baby, through pregnancy, preconception, healthy pregnancy and the transition.” Healthy Babies Healthy Children According to Marshall, Healthy Babies Healthy Children is a free program in Ontario offered to pregnant women and their families.

This program is available for those with children up to age six. “Healthy Babies Healthy Children is a link for every parent in this community to seek support,” said Marshall. These supports are breastfeeding, mental health, reducing isolation, matching people to their peers and it encourages parents at any time when they are not sure of what they are doing, to talk with a counsellor. Triple P Positive, parenting and program or the Triple P has years of research wherein information, tip sheets, self help books, videos, seminars and courses regarding a large variety of parenting topics are available on children and youth ages 0 to 18. Topics could range from building a positive relationship with your children, teaching children new skills, using discipline strategies that work and giving a set of rules and instructions that children will follow to name a few. LGLDHU is trying to meet the needs of a very diverse population, for example, those who do not like a group atmosphere. As well, they want to broaden the services, perhaps through technology. “To provide a way that we can infuse evidence based information in a venue that people are going to now,” said Marshall. “It’s more like online prenatal or being on Facebook. As we move forward and as a Health Unit, we are emphasizing that comprehensive health and preventive approach which is kind of our mantra, looking at different ways we can provide that information and connect to as many of the population as we can.”

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• cover exposed skin surfaces when outdoors, • stay indoors whenever possible, • maintain a heated environment of around 20oC/ 68oF, • be aware of how your medications or health conditions may increase your risk of injury from cold weather, • be aware of the early signs of frostbite and hypothermia, • be aware of the dangers of using an oven or space heater as a heating device. For more information on protecting yourself during extreme, cold visit the Health Unit website at: www.healthunit.org or call 1-800-660-5853. You can also like the LGLHealthUnit Facebook page for important public health information.

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McGee: A story about a Father of Confederation told through lively music and narrative will be presented in partnership with the Brockville Irish Cultural Society: tickets $20 or $50 for the play and all five lectures, a saving of $10 (tickets also available at the door). All lectures will be held at the Brockville Museum, 5 Henry St. in Brockville. The cost to attend is $8 per lecture or $35 for the series. Refreshments will be served. Please register in advance by calling 613-342-4397 or email awhitehorne@brockville.com. The Brockville Museum serves as the repository of our collective past, and has been the cornerstone of Brockville’s heritage community for over 30 years. You are welcome to visit us Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 5 Henry St. in Brockville. Don’t forget that every Friday admission is waived for Brockville residents. The museum also serves as the home of the Leeds and Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society which is open to the public Monday through Friday, 1- 4 p.m. For further information about events at the museum please visit the website at www.brockvillemuseum.com or call the Brockville Museum at 613-342 4397.

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EMC News - In a special presentation last week, the Rotary Club made a donation of $40,387.37 to the City of Brockville for the Revitalization of Rotary Park. This contribution brings Rotary’s donation to a total of $60,387.37 towards its $100,000, five-year fundraising goal. From left,

EMC News - Once again the Brockville Museum will be presenting its annual Adult Lecture Series. Beginning Feb. 5, a series of five lectures will be given at the museum on a wide variety of topics. In addition, please join in for a special dramatic event “The Ballad of D’Arcy McGee”! Here is this year’s schedule of speakers: - Tuesday, Feb. 5, 10 a.m. -12 noon. ‘At Home on the Arch’ the natural history of the Frontenac Arch Biosphere - Don Ross, FABR. - Tuesday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m. -12 noon. ‘Keeping Hearth & Home During the War of 1812’ a look at the home front - Dr. Jane Errington, RMC. - Tuesday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m. -12 noon. ‘The CCM Story,’ a look at one of Canada’s cultural icons - John McKenty, Author & Historian. - Tuesday, February 26, 10 a.m. -12 noon. ‘Daily Life During the War of 1812 in the North Country’ - Constance Barone, Sackets Harbor Battlefield NY. - Tuesday, March 5, 10 a.m. -12 noon. ‘Climate Change, Water Resources, Fish and Fisheries: Driving Environmental Factors and Shifting Baselines’ - Dr. John Casselman, Queen’s University. A special dramatic event takes place Friday, March 8, 7 p.m. The Ballad of D’Arcy

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EOWC elects new chair and vice-chair, sets 2013 priorities Each Jan. 13 members of the EOWC also review their activities from the previous year and set their priorities for the coming year. Last week the members met in Kingston for two days to conduct this important task and shared these issues with MPs and MPPs from around

the region. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am honoured to have been elected Chair by my colleagues. We have a great team and I look forward to working as hard as I can with them over the course of the coming year,â&#x20AC;? said Phillips. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am equally delighted that Warden Holman will be our

Vice-Chair. He brings a tremendous amount of insight and leadership to the Caucus having served previously on the EOWC.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;As we do each year early in January the EOWC meets in Kingston to set the priorities and directions for the Caucus as we continue to

work to make Eastern Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy grow which assists people in finding work,â&#x20AC;? said Phillips. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year we are focusing on two key priorities,â&#x20AC;? noted Vice-Chair Holman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are economic development and the strategies needed to support new growth, and

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EMC News - The Eastern Ontario Wardensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Caucus Inc. has elected Rick Phillips, Warden of Hastings County as its new chair for the coming year. Ron Holman, Warden of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville was elected Vice-Chair.

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Community effort purchases VAC Pump for Brockville General ing changes and less staff time. This provides the opportunity to save limbs and lives. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peter came to us with the idea,â&#x20AC;? says Paul Blakney of HHBC, â&#x20AC;&#x153;when he became aware of the pump and how important it would be to have one here for our community. He saw it as a win/ win for the hospital and for Home Hardware Building Centre as part of the Brockville and area community.â&#x20AC;? Support by the penny â&#x20AC;&#x153;rolled inâ&#x20AC;? over the subsequent months, and other community donors joined in supporting the funding drive â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including the Ross W. McNeil Foundation, who granted $10,000 toward the pump purchase as requested by application from the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation.

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EMC Sports - The Athens Figure Skating Club hosted the 2013 Skate Canada Eastern Ontario Special Olympics Regional and Invitational Competition held at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre recently. These volunteers were looking after the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prize and raffle table. From left are Tracie Hudson, Martine Taylor and Shelly Linton.

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EMC News - A combined effort by community donors over the summer and fall has achieved the purchase of a Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC) pump for Brockville General Hospital (BGH). Peter Hoogendam of Reliable Home Furniture launched the Retire the Penny Campaign in early summer in partnership with Brockville Home Hardware Building Centre (HHBC), in hopes of raising awareness of the need for the pump and funds to cover its purchase for BGH. A VAC pump is used with large, open wounds to help remove infection when the body cannot meet the challenge on its own. VAC therapy treats complex wounds by making them heal quicker, with less infection, fewer dress-


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Apples, cider and apple products. Smyths Apple Orchard, 613-652-2477. Updates, specials and coupons at www.smythsapples.com. Open daily til April 1st. Black walnut antique writing table. Queen Anne style. $300. 613-342-7358. Danby portable washer, holds a full load, $300 firm, 613-341-7740.

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For all your Glass NeedsMirror, Plexiglass, Lexan, Thermos, Showers, Stove, and Screen Replacement. Residential and Commercial. Leeds Glass (613)345-2032. House sale- Bowflex $550; Victrolla $475; Macey’s bookshelf, 3 tier, $600, 4 tier $700; Treadmill $70; 1800’s bedroom set. Lots of other furniture, collectibles and antiques. Call 613-925-5041. Love seat, almost new, will sacrifice for quick sale. Real bargain! Call 613-342-1965.

New mattress sets starting at $159. 15 Models. Dan Peters New Mattress 3768 Hwy 43 West, Smiths Falls. TuesdaySunday 10 am-5 pm & Fridays Open Till 8 pm. (613)284-1234.

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Used tin, assortment of 2” lumber, plywood, hewn beams, barn boards, steel burning barrels and plastic barrels. Will tear down old buildings. Rosie’s Demolition and Recycling. (613)926-2264.

We would like to send a special thanks to our family who sent us on a cruise to Alaska. Also thank you to those who sent cards, flowers and gifts and all who sent good wishes on our 50th Anniversary August 11th, 2012. We would like to also thank Steve Clarke, Gord Brown and Stephen Harper for our certificates. Allan & Sandra Lake

Firewood- Cut, split and delivered or picked up. Dry seasoned hardwood or softwood from $50/face cord. Phone Greg Knops (613)658-3358, cell (613)340-1045. Firewood, mixed hardwood, cut, split, delivered. $80 face cord. (613)342-0501.

Certified piano technician, with Piano Technician’s Guild, extensive experience with tuning, repairing and rebuilding. Contact Grant Pattingale at 6 1 3 - 2 8 4 - 8 3 3 3 , 1-877-742-6648 or www.piano4u.ca

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New men’s black leather cowboy boots, size 11, $50, combo weight bench set, leg developer, vinyl weights, 2 bars, $60. 613-925-3841. O’dette Wood burning insert, mint condition with glass doors and etched mural glass plus liner, $500. 613-926-2450. Pool table 4’x8’ plus accessories, $300; Harvest table 7-10’ plus ten chairs $1,800; Antique hutch $1,500; Antique gunstock buffet $500; Refurbished Super Farmall A tractor with cultivator $3,500. All open to offers. 613-498-2135. Side by side fridge/freezer bisque, 36”wx67” tall. $325. Oval maple table, Roxton, 45”lx38”w plus 18” leaf with four arm chairs. $250. 613-802-8535, Lyn, Ontario.

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

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Pet Grooming small to large, dogs and cats. Brushing, bathing, shave downs, trims etc. Call Bonita 613-926-0417. Set your dog free with a Dogwatch Hidden Fence System. Service and installation of any system. 1(800)647-3307. www.dogwatchontario.ca The Cat’s Couch cat sitting, keep your cat healthy, happy and safe at home while you are away. Jo-Anne Blair RVT 613-802-1563.

Martel Mortgages 100% financing, first time homebuyers, self-employed, no income, low rates OAC. Mike Martel Mortgage Broker (613)345-5284 FSCO 11963. Mortgage Solutions Purchases, Consolidations, Construction. Lower that bank posted rates (OAC) On-Site Private Funds for credit issues, discharged bankrupts and BFS without proven income. Chase Financial 1-613-384-1301 Chase Financial o/b 835289 Ontario Inc. Brokerage License #10876

$1,500; 1,800 sq. ft. commercial lease on King Street, in the beautiful downtown Brockville. 1,000 sq. ft. available for storefront and 800 sq. ft. available for storage. 613-246-3612. Move-in incentive, Cardinal. 1 and 2 bedroom apts. New, secure, senior’s building. Fridge, stove, laundry, parking. $485/$525 plus hydro. 613-652-2885 or 613-802-1634.

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

Prescott- Shared accommodations, all amenities included, plus parking and swimming pool. $450/month. Tony 613-803-0940.

MF 1135 tractor $7250.00; Ford 5000 loader $5750.00; IH 384 loader $4500.00; NH TL 90 cab loader $25800.00. 613-223-6026.

Prescott- spacious one bedroom apartment, Clean, quiet, secure, adult building. Includes fridge, stove, laundry room, parking. Utilities extra. A/C. No pets. Non-smokers preferred. Call 613-802-0580.

AIRLESS PAINTING Specializing in roof barn & aluminum siding painting. *30 years experience. *Screw nailing and roof repairs. Insured and Bonded Free Estimates (613)283-8475

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

Pine Board & Batten 6” V-joint 10” & 12” 6” Tongue & Groove Flooring Air Dried 2 years 70¢/lf Dressed 3 Sides Random Lengths $800/1000 bf 6’ - 16’ 2” Batten 20¢/lf 1000 - 1300/b.f./bundle

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2004 Yamaha SXVenom, 600 triple, electric and reverse. 6000 miles. $4,500. Also lg. Ice Rider, reg. suit, mitts, size 9 boots, HJC helmet. 613-924-2062.

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Entered into rest on December 24th, 2012, at the Brockville General Hospital, James William Metcalfe, age 62. Beloved husband, best friend and partner of Debbie (Hare) Metcalfe for 27 years. Loving son of Don and Jean Metcalfe of Brockville, Ontario. Father and grandfather of 3 children Danielle & Don Hogan (granddaughters Alyssa and Megan), Royal & Mary-Anne Metcalfe (grandchildren Lily Anne and baby Metcalfe due in May), Laurie & Nathan Richard (granddaughters Charlotte and Addison). Jim worked at Tackaberry Construction as a heavy equipment operator. He could operate every piece of equipment, however his baby was the grater. He could make that machine talk and do things no one could. He loved his job and his buddies. He always had tales to tell. He was a man never short on words, good or bad, which I loved about him. You always knew where you stood like it or not. Men like him are few and far between. He was also very talented at anything he set his mind to from building houses, to making china cabinets, hope chests, deacon benches and much more including a child’s rocker. I never understood how he knew the things he knew. He would always say if you can see it in your mind, you can do it! He made a crib and cradle for his first born grandchild from the beams of his children’s other grandmother’s house that burned down in Toledo. He thought it would have a greater meaning. The crib and cradle have also been used by the 5 granddaughters. I’m sure it will be past on to many more generations. Jim was a very talented and dedicated man. When we joined the Mallorytown Legion, we enjoyed it so much that we took executive seats. Later, he became President and held that position for 6 years. Jim was the driving force behind the major overhaul of the Mallorytown Legion. We were both very proud of what we called “Our Little Legion with a Big Heart.” We made many Legion friends over the years. Also in his spare time he did the other things he loved like fishing, hunting, boating and camping. Last year, while hunting with his son, he got to shoot his very first moose. Jim was a man who loved life and his family. He thought very highly of his true friends. I (Debbie) am so happy that I got to share his life for 27 years.

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PETERSON - In loving memory of our dear parents/ grandparents - Delbert (January 3, 1968) and Mildred (January 30, 1975) and brother/uncle Ronald (January 27, 1988). Your presence we miss. Your memories we treasure. Loving you always, forgetting you never. Always remembered by Marie, Marion and family

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Rob Glen Estates, 40x24, 2 bedroom mobile home (could be made back into 3) New shingles, new hot water tank, a/c. Selling for $78,000. Call 613-283-5381.

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Mallorytown- Terrific value, surveyed large lot with partially completed new 2000 sq.ft. home and garage. Asking $99,000. Anxious for an offer, with terms. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

Prescott; water view, Dibble St. Perfectly maintained 6 room like new bungalow. Full basement. Oversized level lot, double garage, paved drive. $174,900. Motivated seller. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

Salsbury Ave.; Brockville. Red brick 6 room bungalow. Hardwood floors. On large level lot. Full useable basement, paved drive. $159,500. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

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LOWER BEVERLEY LAKE PARK MANAGEMENT BOARD EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for CANTEEN OPERATIONS The Lower Beverley Lake Park Management Board is conducting background research into the possibility of contracting services for the operation of the canteen from May to September at the Delta Park facility which offers the rental of 235 campsites / 11 cottages. Individuals or businesses interested must be able to demonstrate previous experience in a similar setting, have completed the safe food handling course, and provide proof of both liability insurance and WSIB registration as part of the RFP process. Interested parties are asked to provide a letter expressing RFP interest to the undersigned via mail, email or fax transmittal no later than 12:00 p.m. on Friday, February 8th, 2013.

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We are currently seeking additions to our staďŹ&#x20AC; team. If you are positive and energetic, committed to service excellence and team work and share the Y values of honesty, respect, caring and responsibility then please forward your rĂŠsumĂŠ by Wednesday, January 30, 2013. We currently have openings for: * Association Services Desk

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(Main Customer Service Desk)

Must be available weekends & evenings * Aquatics- Lifeguards and Instructors Prerequisites: NLS and/ or Instructor Certifications * Summer Day Camp Counsellors Additional Prerequisites All Areas: - Current (within one year) Police Check with the Vulnerable Persons Sector Check. - Current Standard First Aid & CPR â&#x20AC;&#x153;Câ&#x20AC;?

January 15, 2013

JOB POSTING Position: Location: Reporting to:

1.0 FTE Program Director (Prompt Services) Serving Leeds & Grenville (Brockville ofďŹ ce) Kevin Kapler, Executive Director

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Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mental Health of Leeds & Grenville, an accredited childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mental health organization, is seeking a 1.0 FTE Program Director to join our management team. A dynamic opportunity exists to lead our quick response team which provides initial assessment, crisis response, and brief strength-based intervention to children, youth and families. Main responsibilities include providing quality management and clinical supervision with a strong client focus, while developing collaborative relationships with community partners. Collectively with the Executive Director, the management team ensures timely service, and that client needs and accreditation standards are met.

QualiďŹ cations:

Machinist required for jobbing shop. Certificate an asset. Fax resume to: 613-657-4678 or email to: grenvilletool@gmail.com

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YMCA of Brockville and Area 345 Park Street Brockville, Ontario K6V 5Y7

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Shoe and sports repair business for sale. Excellent income. Established 15 years. Training available. Phone 613-924-9698.

Salary commensurate with qualiďŹ cations. Please forward your resume no later than Thursday, January 31, 2013 to: Sue Janson, Finance and Human Resource Director Email: sjanson@cmhlg.ca Fax: (613) 498-2402 Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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

RĂŠsumĂŠ deadline: January 30, 2013

We thank everyone for their interest. Only those individuals granted an interview will be contacted.

Resumes should be submitted prior to midnight February 7, 2013 to: Karl J. C. Harries, Chair, 87 Brock Street, Gananoque, ON K7G 1K1

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Particulars of this invitation may be found on either: Police Services Board website http://www.gananoquepoliceservice.com Town website http://www.gananoque.ca/

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Gibson Tree Care. 20% off all winter work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We work where boom trucks canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;tâ&#x20AC;?. Free estimates. Fully insured. (613)865-7828 (local). www.gibsontreecare.com

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Handy Man- painting, trim work, door hanging, flooring, siding, tiling, decks, repairs. Very reasonable rates. Call Norm (613)340-5614.

No phone calls please.

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Seamstress, Dressmaking, Weddings, Alterations, Drapery. Please call Janet 613-865-9291.

Complete Body Repairs & Painting

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Must have excellent electrical experience and ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Drop off resume at:

WELBURN SERVICE 545 King Street West, Brockville (Next to St. Lawrence Park) or email: welburnservice1@bellnet.ca

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REGIONAL ROUND-UP Any community organization based in our circulation area wishing to list an event of community interest is invited to submit a description of 25 words or less in writing. Admissions or event costs, will not be included. Deadline is Thursday at 4:30 p.m. prior to publication date. This service is provided free of charge. Events will be listed no more than two weeks in advance. Write, St. Lawrence EMC, 7712 Kent Blvd., Brockville, Ont. K6V 7H6, or fax at 613-498-0307 or e-mail: stlemc@stlemc.ca. Items will be edited as necessary. Please include name, address and phone number.

Athens UCW monthly soup/sandwich/dessert lunch, at Athens United Church, 17 Church St (beside ADHS) on Friday, January 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Foot Care, CPHC (Community Primary Health Care) Foot Care Clinics, at Athens Lion’s Club on the second and fourth Monday of each month. Info: 613924-1629. Appointments are required. The Bobby Show, Saturday, January 26, 8 p.m. Joshua Bates Centre. Tickets: Athens Township Hall 613-924-2044 or J.B. Kelly Insurance 613-345-3032.

Adult Lecture Series, “At Home on the Arch” the natural history of the Frontenac Arch Biosphere, Tuesday, February 5, 10noon. Brockville Museum, 5 Henry St. Register in advance 613-342-4397. Alzheimer Society, bake sale, 1000 Islands Mall, 2399 Parkedale Ave., in Center Court. January 31, 1-3 p.m. Info: 613-345-7392. Annual General Meeting of the Board of Health, January 17, 4 PM, followed by the Regular Meeting of the Board of Health, 458 Laurier Boulevard, Brock-

ville. Baby Rhyme Time, Ontario Early Years, for parents and their babies birth to 12 months. 166 Pearl St. E. Thursdays, Feb. 7-March 28, 1:30-3 p.m. To register call 1-866-433-8933 ext 2374. “Basic Training” Christian Men’s Discipleship Conference, Saturday, February 2, 8:30-4 p.m. Bethel Christian Ref. Church, 117 Windsor Dr., Registration: www.tim2m.ca click on “Basic Training” or phone 1-888-901-9700. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet January 31 at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 10 Church St. Clothing Giveaway or exchange. Feb. 1. 9-2. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 280 Ormond St. Coffee Break: Women’s small group Bible study, Thursdays 9:30-11 a.m., at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, 117 Windsor Dr. Childcare available. Info: Susanne (613)345-4475. Family Literacy Event, Read to Every Kid Every Day. Ontario Early Years, 166 Pearl St. E., Wednesday, Jan. 26, 9:30-12 p.m. To register 1-866-433-8933 ext 2376. Healing/Creative Arts Workshop, sponsor: Arts For Life Psychotherapy. Saturday, January 26, 1-3, Community Room at the 1000 Islands Mall. Part of the Proceeds go on to The

Canadians For the Children of Africa. Ladies who love to sing Requirements -enthusiasm and dedication. Join the Thousand Islanders ChorusFirst Baptist Church, (corner of Pine & Court House, Brockville) Wednesdays 7:00-10:00. Debbie 613342-0971. Lunch- Legion. Every Friday. 12-1 p.m. 613-3450473. Parkinson’s Exercise Programme, every Wednesday, 10 a.m., Presbyterian Church. Come to our Wednesday class for a tryout. Passport to Kindergarten- Ontario Early Years. Teaches children learning readiness skills for kindergarten. 166 Pearl St. E. Tuesdays 1:30-3 p.m. Register: 1-866-433-8933 ext. 2374. PFLAG Canada Brockville meeting, Thursday, January 24, 6-7:45 p.m. Brockville Public Library, 21 Buell St. Toddler Program- Music and Movement. Ontario Early Years. Parents/caregivers with toddlers 15-30 months. Variety of musical activities. 166 Pearl St. E. Mondays- Jan. 21-Feb. 11, 9:30-11 a.m. Register: 1-866-433-8933 ext. 2374. Transition Brockville. Public meeting, BRREA Burritts Rapids Community Hydro Project. Sunday, January 27, Brockville Public Library, 23 Buell St. Winter Volunteer Train-

ing Course- Brockville & District Hospice Palliative Care Service. Brockville General Hospital. Begins Early February. Registration required. 613-345-5649 ext. 4417 or 4410.

Riverside Seniors- Cardinal Legion. Euchre. Saturday, January 19th, 1:30.

Learn about the tax benefits of giving. Information session, Wednesday, January 30, 3-4 p.m. at Fox Run By-The-River Retirement Residence. Presenters: Susan Creasy and Eyre Purkin Bien. 613-542-4975 ext. 5091. Legion brunch, 9 a.m.1 p.m. Sunday, February 3. Come out and support the Branch Building Fund. Everyone welcome. The Gananoque Women’s Network dinner. Wednesday January 30th. Legion, 6 p.m. Guest speaker: John Nalon. Advance notice needed so we can plan meals. Bev 613382-3878, Marion 613-6592161.

Paper Crafting class (Valentines), 6-8 p.m. January 31, at DC Community Center, Iroquois. Call Jackie by Jan 27 for info: 613-2134580.

SAIL Foot Clinic Monday January 28th, 9-12 p.m. Library, 179 Jonas St., Lyndhurst. 613-382-1175 or 1-800-561-8024

Medical Care Fundraising Meeting, January 31, 7 p.m. upstairs, Community Building, 1 Jessie. Expansion design presentation Everyone welcome. Info: Brenda Duffy 613-659-3385 Fundraising Co-Chair.

CPHC (Community Primary Health Care) Diner’s Clubs, for adults 55 and older, and/or adults with disabilities. Last Wednesday of each month at Lyn Christ United Church Hall. Info: 613-924-1629. Euchre- sponsored by Rebekah Lodge #313, Tues. Feb, 5, 7:30 p.m. Odd Fellows Hall, 23 Main St. Lyn.

Breakfast, First Sunday of each month, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Legion Br 484. Info: (613)923-5000. Mallorytown Legion, Weekly bingo, every Thursday night, doors open at 6

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Blood Donor Clinics, St Mark’s Parish Hall, 1:303:30 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 29. Dinner & Dance, Sunday, Jan. 27. Grenville Snowmobile Assoc. Club House. Music by “Cathy & Friends”, from 2-6 p.m. Ham Dinner at 6 p.m. For info contact Audrey Patterson 613-925-3001. Ground Hog “Search & rescue” Saturday, February, 2 from 2-7 p.m. Music with Gary & Mickie Code. Ground Hog theme activities and games in the Lounge. Ground Hog Grub provided. Play & Learn DropIn Program for Parents/ Caregivers & children 0-6. Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:30-11:30. Ontario Early Years Centre. Central Public School, 490 Jessup St. (613)925-4975. “Politicians Dinner” Prescott Legion, Thursday, January 24, 141 Henry St West. Pork dinner 4-6:30 p.m. The Jammers (Jam Session) 3-7 p.m. The Thursday meal also available from 12-1 p.m. “Roger Perry and his guitar” will entertain, Prescott Legion, Saturday, January 26, in the Lounge. Music, fun and food provided. St Paul’s Cupboard is holding a half price indoor yard sale, on Saturday, January 26 from 8-2. St Paul’s United Church, George St.

Toledo Legion dance, Sunday, February 3 featuring Matt Hayes. Doors open at 1 and dancing starts at 2 followed by a hot pork supper at 5.

January Thaw Dinner. Jan. 30, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Spencerville United Church. Homemade lasagna, salad, rolls, desserts. Used book sale, last Saturday of the month, 10noon, Spencerville Library.


NEWS Brockville Jr. Braves win A championship in Napanee ponent. It was a gritty team effort with four goals being scored by four different Jr. Braves. Brown, Cassidy, Dylan Lutz and West all tickled the twine in the 4-0 victory. In setting up the plays, assists were awarded to: Dylan Wren, Malcolm Muir, Brown and Hewitt. Emerson Hunt succeeded in his second shutout of the tournament which clinched an A Championship game versus Gananoque. The A Championship final started off well for the Jr. Braves with a goal by Brown from Davy in the first period. The second period saw Mulville score a nifty goal over the goalie with Logan Harkness in for the assist. In the third period, the Jr. Braves let their guard down and allowed two goals from their opponents. The game finished in a 2-2 tie in regulation play. With no overtime in the tournament rules, the game went straight to a shoot-out.

In the first three shooters for each team, only one goal was scored by each team. West scored for Brockville on a sweet deke to beat the Gananoque goalie. Then in suddendeath shoot-out action, Hunt saved the forth shot and the fifth shot from Gananoque. The Gananoque goalie made a nice save on the forth shooter from Brockville, then faced Ethan Cushing in the fifth shoot-out position. Cushing moved to his backhand, then to his forehand, and let a shot go. The puck squeaked between the goalie’s glove hand and his body to cross the goal line and clinch the win for the Brockville Jr. Braves. As the players celebrated on the ice, their parents, families and friends celebrated in the stands, and coaches celebrated on the bench. The Sports Experts Brockville Jr. Braves Atom B2 team enjoyed their accomplishment and thank all of their supporters.

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Brockville hosted the first annual Stacey Dales Invitational Bantam Basketball Tournament over the weekend. Teams came from Kingston, Cornwall, Belleville, Pembroke, and Ottawa to compete. Both Brockville Blazers bantam boys teams competed. The weekend was a huge success due to the efforts of Kimberlea Carpenter, coach of the Brockville Blazers junior girls team. The Brockville Blazers Bantam Major 2 team won their first game Friday night against the Pembroke Pride and ended up eighth overall. The Brockville Blazers Bantam Major 1 team beat Cornwall Lions, Gloucester 2 and the Goulbourn Hornets to advance to the bronze medal game. After being up by 4 points at the half they trailed by as much as 8 early in the fourth quarter but came back to tie. With three seconds left...they scored a lay-up to win the bronze medal against the Belleville Spirits. Pictured in the photo are: standing: coach Dan Bayles, Jack Wilson, Nick Thorpe, Jared Payette, Max Lowe, Blair Cross, Colin Gartley and coach Dave Kelly. Seated: Sean Neave, Tristan Bell, Connor Kelly, Brayden Desjardins and Jackson Bayles.

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Pet of the Week – as gentle as a lamb EMC News - Thomas is a very large lad who is as gentle as a lamb. He was left behind in an apartment along with a dog when his owners moved out. He has a tendency to overeat which is common for animals who didn’t receive a constant food source. Poor Thomas. Maybe it’s a good thing they left. It will take him a bit of time to realize that he doesn’t have to eat everything

right away, because he will never go hungry again. His approximate date of birth is August 2007. Thomas is neutered, has all his vaccines, and he will have a happy future, because he will be loved. Please visit Thomas at the Gananoque & District Humane Society at 85 Hwy. 32 north of the 401. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Saturday. Phone 613-382-1512. Email humanesociety@bell-

The public is invited to the Chili Cook-off fundraiser on Saturday Jan. 26 at the Lansdowne Community Hall starting at noon. For more information or if you would like to compete please contact deleeuwphysio@gmail.com or call 613-923-5098.

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EMC Sports - The Sports Experts Brockville Jr. Braves Atom B2 team finally achieved some much-deserved success in the Napanee Minor Hockey Association Atom tournament. It’s been a struggle in league play for the team, so on the road, they had great expectations. The first game pitted the Jr. Braves against the Napanee Blue team. The Jr. Braves came out flying with Owen Davy at the helm who carded a hat-trick in the game. His supporting cast with assists included: Brady Brown, Jackson Phillips and Declan Mulville. The line of Connor Hewitt, Reid Cassidy and Christian West contributed with 2 goals with great passing and positional play. And, Carter McEwen buried a nice shot in the back of the net for another Brockville goal. The final tally – 6-0. In Game 2, Brockville faced Napanee Grey, a tougher op-

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TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Village of Merrickville-Wolford, having held a public meeting on the 14th day of January, 2013 under Section 17 of the Planning Act, has passed By-law No. 03-13 to adopt Official Plan Amendment No. 1 to the Official Plan of the Village of Merrickville-Wolford on the 14th day of January, 2013. TAKE NOTICE that any person or public body is entitled to receive notice of the decision of the approval authority regarding the Official Plan Amendment if a written request to be notified of the decision is made to the approval authority at the following address: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Municipal Services Office, Eastern Region 8 Estate Lane, Rockwood House, Kingston, Ontario, K7M 9A8. TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Village of Merrickville-Wolford, having held a public meeting on the 14th day of January, 2013 under Section 34 of the Planning Act, has passed By-law No. 04-13 being a Zoning By-law Amendment, on the 14th day of January, 2013. TAKE NOTICE that any person or agency may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board in respect of the Zoning By-law Amendment by filing with the Clerk of the Village of Merrickville not later than the 13th day of February, 2013 a notice of appeal setting out the objection to the By-law and the reasons in support of the objection. TAKE NOTICE that an appeal must set out the objection to the by-law, the reasons in support of the objection, and must be accompanied by the prescribed fee ($125.00) payable to the Minister of Finance of Ontario. AND TAKE NOTICE that only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal the Zoning By-law Amendment to the Ontario Municipal Board. A notice of appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group. However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of such an association or group. TAKE NOTICE that no person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the Zoning By-law Amendment was adopted, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the Council or, in the opinion of the Ontario Municipal Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party. AND TAKE NOTICE that the subject lands are affected by an Official Plan Amendment (file no. OPA 1-12), and a Zoning By-law Amendment (file no. ZBA 1-12). In future, a consent application will be filed with the Land Division Committee of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION relating to the complete Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments is available for inspection during normal business hours at the Municipal Offices, 317 Brock Street West, Merrickville. ON. DATED AT THE VILLAGE OF MERRICKVILLE-WOLFORD THIS 15th day of JANUARY, 2013. Jill Eagle, CAO/Clerk

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EXPLANATORY NOTE Location and Site The Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments affect a property of approximately 7,380 m2 (1.8 acres) located on the east side of Read Street between Wallace and Lewis Streets in the Merrickville urban area. It is bounded on the south by the unopened Bruce Street road allowance, on the east by the unopened St. Patrick Street road allowance, and on the north by the unopened Colborne Street road allowance. (see Key Map) The property is currently vacant. Proposed Development The applicant is proposing to sever the property into two single-detached residential lots to be developed on individual wells and septic systems. Official Plan Amendment The property is designated Residential in the Official Plan, which permits the proposed residential development. However, the Official Plan policies require that development is to take place on full municipal water supply and sanitary sewer services. Notwithstanding the foregoing servicing policy of the Official Plan, there are two areas within Merrikville where development is permitted on individual wells and septic systems, one of which is the existing residential development located immediately adjacent to the subject property in the Read, Wallace and Alice Streets area The Official Plan Amendment extends this area to include the subject property so that it can also be developed on individual wells and septic systems, as proposed by the applicant Zoning BY-law Amendment The property had been zoned in the “Development” (D) Zone in the comprehensive Zoning By-law. The D Zone is placed on the existing undeveloped areas of Merrickville, pending approval of sitespecific development projects. The Zoning By-law Amendment re-zones the subject property to the “Residential Type 1” (R1) Zone to permit the two proposed single-detached dwellings. ST. LAWRENCE EMC - Thursday, January 24, 2013 41


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EMC Sports - Skip Jason Sanger was among the 48 curlers, on 12 different teams, who took part in this year’s Wiser’s Cup at the Prescott Curling Club. The trophy was donated to the club in 1906 by the Wiser family and was resurrected three years ago when teams began competing for it once again. This year’s winning team included skip Neil Dufour, Brian Clifford, Anita Pybus and Paul Schaub.

Curves Prescott supports BGH Mammography EMC News - Curves Prescott recently donated more than $1,000 to the Brockville General Hospital (BGH) Mammography Unit. “Every year, we do fundraising for the month in October,” explains Curves Prescott owner Patricia Lalonde. “We do three

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING CONCERNING PROPOSED NEW COMPREHENSIVE ZONING BY-LAW

MAY 16-19

TADOUSSAC & QUEBEC CITY ............................ $675.00

TAKE NOTICE that the Corporation of the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley will hold a public meeting in accordance with Section 34(12)(a) of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, Chapter P.13 on:

MAY 23-26

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TOWNSHIP OF ELIZABETHTOWN-KITLEY

ONE DAY TOURS

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

in the Council Chambers, 6544 New Dublin Rd., New Dublin, ON

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WITH RESPECT to the proposed new Comprehensive Zoning By-law under the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, Chapter P.13, Section 34, which has been prepared to implement the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley’s Official Plan. The Zoning By-law will introduce various new or altered definitions, general provisions and zones for the purpose of prohibiting and regulating the use of land and the erection, location and use of buildings and structures. The By-law will apply to all lands within the corporate limits of the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley. New zone/land use zone maps for the entire municipality have been generated. The effect of this Zoning By-law will be to repeal and replace the existing Comprehensive Zoning By-laws No.1712 and B94-13 and all amendments thereto currently applicable to the geographic Township of Elizabethtown and Kitley respectively. Open Houses were held on October 29, 2012 regarding the proposed new zoning by-law. ANY PERSON may attend the public meeting and/or make written or oral representation to Council either in support of, or in opposition to, the proposed new zoning by-law. Persons will have an opportunity to address Council at the meeting. Written submissions from anyone not attending the public meeting should be submitted to the New Dublin municipal office at the below address by noon on February 19, 2013. IF A PERSON OR PUBLIC BODY does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council for the Township of ElizabethtownKitley to the Ontario Municipal Board. IF A PERSON OR PUBLIC BODY does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley before the by-law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so. THE SUBJECT LANDS, being the entirety of lands within the corporate limits of the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley, are not the subject of any applications under the Planning Act that relate directly to the draft Comprehensive Zoning By-law. As the by-law applies to lands within the entire Township, no key map has been provided herein. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION relating to this item is available through the Planning & Development office at 6544 New Dublin Rd. during regular business hours from Monday to Friday (tel: (613) 345-7480) and on the Township’s website, www.elizabethtown-kitley.on.ca where a copy of the proposed new zoning by-law with land use zone maps/schedules is posted for reference. Copies of the draft document are also available for viewing at the main municipal office at 6544 New Dublin Rd., New Dublin, at the satellite office at 424 County Rd.29 and at the Township’s libraries. Copies of the draft may also be purchased for a per page photocopy charge from either municipal office. DATED the 24th DAY OF January 2013. Yvonne L. Robert, Administrator-Clerk Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley 6544 New Dublin Rd. R.R. #2 Addison, On K0E 1A0 Phone 613-345-7480, 1-800-492-3175 Email: mail@elizabethtown-kitley.on.ca Website: www.elizabethtown-kitley.on.ca 42 ST. LAWRENCE EMC - Thursday, January 24, 2013

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