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Justin Trudeau, federal Liberal leadership candidate, made a stop along the campaign trail in Brockville, Feb. 13. He had a short visit at St. Lawrence College to speak to local youth and members of the public before making his way to Kingston. At left, Trudeau is all smiles after being given a rose and some goodies to take with him before leaving the stage. For the complete story, please see page 3.

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EMC Events - There is still time to register a team for Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake, Feb. 23 and 24 in Leeds and Grenville. So far 72 teams have signed up, but there’s room for more. The event is a fun day, for bowlers and non-bowlers alike, all coming together to raise funds for the local BBBS program. Families often sign up together, teams of friends, and co-workers making the day a social outing, as well as one to support the cause. This year’s event is being offered in three locations – Kemptville, Brockville and Elgin. While the Delaney Bowling Centre in Gananoque was to also be utilized, it is unavailable. As a result the Bowl for Kids’ Sake will not be taking place in this location in 2013. The bowlers who would have participated in Gananoque will be moved to the Elgin location – Elgin Bowling Lanes. Kemptville Bowling Centre hosts the event on Saturday while the Brockville Bowling Centre event goes on Sunday. In Elgin, participants have a choice of either Saturday or Sunday, explained Jane Fullarton, executive director for BBBS of Leeds and Grenville. In Brockville, an MC will be there all day to keep the crowd hopping with some shenanigans, and each location will feature a birthday cake as

this year BBBS celebrates its 100th anniversary. “One hundred years of service really speaks to the relevance of the program,� Fullarton said. The Leeds and Grenville BBBS was incorporated in 1977. Each location will feature door prizes, and those who collect pledges will receive items such as pens, t-shirts and other tokens of appreciation. The items they receive all depend on the level of fundraising they achieved. Those wishing to sign up may go onto the BBBS of Leeds and Grenville website and on to the Bowl for Kids’ Sake page,, follow the links for event registration. Those who wish to donate, but not participate, may do so as well online, or they may donate to a specific team. Last year 80 teams took part in this fun event, which has a goal this year of attracting 100 teams. Last year’s participants raised $37,000 with this year’s goal considerably higher at $50,000. Fullarton explained, this is the second full year the Kemptville office has been open. That location serves 150 children. “We hope to see growth in the Kemptville area (for the Bowl for Kids’ Sake),� she commented. “Now that the program has been expanded in that area.� Overall last year, 589 See BBBS page 2

Celebrations commemorating 1813 Prescott raid on Ogdensburg begin Feb. 22 EMC Events — Fireworks will light the night on Prescott’s waterfront opposite Fort Wellington as War of 1812 bicentennial commemorations begin Friday, Feb. 22. Two hundred years ago to the day Lt. Col. “Red� George Macdonnell led a small Anglo-Canadian army across the frozen St. Lawrence to drive border-raiding American soldiers out of Ogdensburg, NY. “In recognition of Prescott’s ‘big show’ in February 1813 we have a slate of activities planned for Saturday, Feb. 23,� said Suzanne


Dodge, chair of the Prescott Bicentennial Committee. “Much of the day will centre around Fort Wellington, beginning with a march from Stockade Barracks by Crown and American Forces, drill and demonstrations on the Fort grounds, and there will be day-long demonstrations of traditional trades and crafts in Fort Wellington’s Visitor Centre.� Soldiers from the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highland Regiment will attend with their Pipes and Drums. The regiment carries the War of 1812 battle honours earned by their an-


cestral regiment, the Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles commanded by “Red� George Macdonnell. Explore the fort. Guides in period costume who offer cider over a crackling fire, period games, candle making and musket demonstrations will greet you. Also on Saturday is the unveiling of the Commemorative Mural by artist Charles Street on the Moran-Hooker Trade Centre, followed by a reception in the Forwarders’ Museum. Refreshments will be provided by The Red George Public House. “Red George returns in

the flesh to bolster morale throughout the week leading up to and including the bicentennial weekend,� said Dodge. “Among his duties, he will visit local schools, businesses, appear at a council meeting and will rally the troops Saturday morning, oversee a children’s muster in the afternoon and help unveil the commemorative mural at 3 p.m.� Friday evening, Lt. Col. Red George hosts the Prescott Raid on Ogdensburg 1813 Anniversary Dinner at the Red George Public House. Guest speaker Robert Henderson has been


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EMC News - Stepping onto the stage in the St. Lawrence College cafeteria, Justin Trudeau, federal Liberal leadership candidate, pulled away the podium and moved back the microphones. Trudeau, MP for Papineau, made a stop in Brockville along the campaign trail Feb. 13 to speak with gathered youth and members of the public. With a big smile he moved the podium back which stood between him and the audience. Addressing the young people who watched him attentively, he said health care and pensions are talked more about at election time as the turnout rate for seniors at the polls is at 80 per cent. That leaves issues surrounding education and entering the workforce – issues involving the younger segment of the population – to be discussed less frequently. “Young people disengage,” he said of party politics. “(This leads to) Politicians become less motivated to get engaged (with youth).” The elections process has become focussed on winning, he commented. Candidates often pick a “wedge” issue which offers easy sound bites and solutions. Candidates assure prospective voters they have the answers, leading to Band-Aid solutions. Focussing on picking and choosing winners and losers, and making easy decisions isn’t the way to go anymore, he noted. “Politics has become focused on division rather than bringing people together,” he stressed. “The challenges facing us as a society are going to require a different way of thinking than we have been applying.” Pulling together as a society to address issues and make decisions involves citizens making their voices heard and engaging in the political process. The roll of members of the public is to understand “you are an essential agent of change within your community” through actions, choices, career paths, he said. “You shape the world around you every single day.” Society needs to expect more and demand more from their leaders, their neighbours and their communities, he

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CUPE 2577 and Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville reach compromise By DOREEN BARNES

EMC News – With the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 2577) and the Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville (FCSLLG) settling their contract differences, it should be back to work as usual, but there’s more to contend with. These two organizations have had two very important subject matters to deal with, a collective agreement and a merger. According to executive director Allan Hogan of FCSLLG it will take at least three to five years from the start of the merger until all is finalized and working as one entity. He feels that it’s important that the public realize that the amalgamation, regardless of whether it is in health or education, will take time. “We have had very skilled consultants come in to really help us,” said Hogan. One of the approaches suggested was the Kaizen, a Japanese philosophy of continuous improvements of processes within an organization. Through this practice, there’s an elimination of waste in procedures. “It’s a great approach to keep the customer first and to be able to look at any of the

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have that resolved.” Meanwhile another issue the union had with the merger was the cost of moving children between local foster homes and OPRs (Outside Paid Resource). Outside Paid Resources are private companies who provide foster care and group home services. “It’s very costly to pay for OPRs, but we need to really think whether the children and youth who attend or participate in those services are getting the treatment service that can be provided locally,” said Hogan. “For an example, you could have an OPR that would cost $300 a day. You need to ask yourself whether that is good value for the money or does the child really need to be in the community and how can we support him/her being back in their community and spend the dollars that we need to support him/her to be home (in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville).” Hogan continued to say what the Field (Children’s Aid Society) has found is that children who are placed in homes outside their environment become disengaged with their community, with what they know and what they feel comfortable with. This is being


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looked at to discern whether it is the best approach. “Ontario Child Welfare agencies are directing more energy into using family based care for children and youth,” added Hogan. “While OPRs are important community resources (and we will always need their services), our placement decisions need to reflect the best long term planning for children and youth. OPRs are temporary alternatives and not permanent placements. We need to plan in a way that will use our resources to support permanent planning for children and youth.” One of the upcoming changes in the FCSLLG’s system is the introduction of

kinship. “Kinship is really those that either have a significant relationship with the child or are related to the child,” said Hogan. “So I’m not sure that we really did enough work to check out kin for a family and that’s the push right now is to check for kin. We all know that children have the best chance of a healthy development and positive projection for the future for these children is when they are in a family home.” It is felt that the best scenario for children to become good community citizens would be a placement with a safe family or kinship surroundings. “How do we begin to ac-

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Child welfare staff reach agreement, avoid service disruption EMC News – Provincial under-resourcing of mergers at child welfare agencies like Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville is creating a tricky labour relations climate in the sector according to the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). Contract talks at many of the merged child welfare

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Leeds and Grenville, reached an agreement. Maintaining existing service levels and a process to gauge the complexity of caseloads so that child protection workers have the time to deal effectively with families and children in crisis were key priorities for CUPE 2577 in the contract talks. In 2009, there were 53 children’s aid societies (CASs) in the province. A government appointed commission reviewing child welfare has

recommended a downsizing of the sector through agency mergers. In the last two years, 13 agencies have amalgamated to create six new CAS’s. Recently the commission has recommended that the ministry explore further possibilities for mergers, this time including children’s mental health, developmental services and youth justice and new population-based funding model based on the number of children in a designated service area.

Communities like Brockville, Perth, Smiths Falls, Kemptville, Gananoque and Almonte where population growth is stagnant or small and community-based mental health and family supports are minimal, “more amalgamations and shared services is not about improving the quality of services, it is about costcutting, nothing more,” says Sarah Declerck, CUPE social service coordinator. Submitted by the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

Augusta Township hosts Mayors’ Breakfast EMC News - The Augusta Township Economic Development and Tourism Committee will host its third annual Mayors’ Economic Development Update Breakfast, Friday March 15, at 7:30 a.m. at the Grenville Snowmobile Club, 4901 Charleville Road, RR 2 Prescott. The price is $5. The purpose of the breakfast is to provide residents and businesses with an economic update from the mayors and economic development leaders in our community. All mayors have been invited to attend, with four mayors bringing an economic update from their respective community. They are: Mel Campbell, Reeve of Augusta Township, Ron Holman and Warden of the United Counties, David Henderson, Mayor City of

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Contest on now to name police department’s incoming canine By MARLA DOWDALL

EMC News - After nine years in policing, Trax the Brockville Police Service’s canine officer, will be retiring in the coming months. The police department will be bringing in a new highly trained police dog and they want the community’s help in determining a name by holding a contest. Open to students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 in Brockville, the deadline for entry is the end of this month. The name has to be two syllables, Community Services Officer Sergeant Doug Locke told a Grade 6 class at JL Jordan Catholic School, Feb. 12. The name must reflect the community of Brockville and the police service. Students must submit their Photo by MARLA DOWDALL








suggestion along with a short story on why they picked that name. Students are asked to give the name and story to their teachers. The winning entry will receive an iPad, there are gift certificates to be won and draw prizes as well. The school with the winning student will receive a plaque and the police service will attend the school for a special celebration as well as bring the new dog in. A committee will pick the name from the entries, and upon approval from the city’s police chief, the name will be bestowed upon the dog. Detective Shawn Borgford has been the canine officer for Trax, having worked with him since he was seven weeks old. This is Trax’s ninth year in policing. He will be 11 years

old this year. Trax was trained at the Southern Police Canine Inc. in North Carolina under master handler and trainer Mark Mills. This training facility has trained more than 600 law enforcement dogs which are now in the field - in the military, border services and policing services. Trax was imported from Europe and is a Belgian Malinois. He was hand picked by Mills for policing. While speaking to the class last week, Locke noted Borgford’s dog was even known to pull his socks off upon request, something never seen before in public of course. Hearing this, students became curious to see this feat undertaken and so Borgford sat down and good naturedly

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EMC Events - The Grenville Fish and Game Club is holding their 16th annual Pike Ice Fishing Derby, this Saturday, Feb. 23. At Elevator Bay (the fishing area on the St. Lawrence River, Prescott Harbour to Cardinal), events begin at 6 a.m. and run to 4 p.m. There will be a $100 prize for largest pike in each two hour period and a $50 bonus for the heaviest pike of the day. A $10 hidden weight prize will be awarded for each two

hour period. A live release draw is taking place; each live release receives a draw ticket. Both youth and adults are competing for the same prizes. There is a free perch derby for children (14 and under). Seven eight person ice huts will be set up for shelter for the children. A free fishing rod will be offered to the first 60 kids, 12 and under, who are registered â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and if that wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough there will be free hot chocolate and popcorn

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR STEP focuses on traffic light offences DEAR EDITOR: The Brockville Police Service will be focusing on traffic light offences for the month of February for the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP). Collision data indicates that intersections along Stewart Blvd. have a higher number of collisions than other intersections throughout the city. Please drive safely! Officers will continue to enforce all regulations of the roadway while conducting increased enforcement and education around traffic lights.

The month of January focused on distracted driving. Last month officers dealt with 14 incidents of distracted driving. In these cases drivers were issued with a ticket for distracted driving. Get the message! Don’t drive while you are distracted. The average person takes their eyes off the road for 4.6 seconds while texting. At the speed limit the distance is about one football field. Brockville Police Service

EMC Editorial - While Old Man Winter may still be kicking, many folks are getting a workout courtesy of their shovels. The end of February is nearing and with it into March we will go - however this year’s Groundhog’s Day predictions differ. Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil and Ontario’s Wiarton Willie, both predicted an early spring, while Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam and Quebec’s Fred differed saying more winter is ahead. Either way, if we get more of the white fluffy stuff, those with shovel in hand need to adhere to some tips to stay safe while clearing snow build up. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, snow shovelling can pose a risk to one’s health. The website explains, “Reports have linked snow shovelling in extreme cold weather to an increased risk of hospitalization or death due to heart attacks.” And so, they advise taking precautions, particularly for those who have had heart issues or are at a risk of heart disease. While physical activity is recommended in the prevention of heart disease, and other health problems, “extreme weather conditions” can make any physical activity all that much harder on the body. “Both strenuous exercise and extreme weather independently increase blood pressure, push the heart rate up, and increase blood concentration of fibrinogen, a protein involved in blood clotting. All of these factors contribute to increased heart attack risk,” the site explains. Some tips to avoid potential problems include doing a few minutes of warm-up activities in order to increase the heart rate slowly and to get the body ready for the activity. Take breaks to prevent too much strain on the body. Get help from friends, family, neighbours. Wear clothing that is appropriate for the conditions. Watch weather forecasts and plan ahead for days which might be smoggy, humid, extremely cold, or for when winter storms are to hit. If sudden shortness of breath occurs, any discomfort in the chest, light-headedness, nausea, dizziness, or severe headache, the advice is to seek medical attention immediately. For those who get tired, simply quit. Avoid shovelling or strenuous activities right after a meal or after drinking alcoholic beverages and don’t stoop to pick up snow, bend at the knees to avoid back troubles. Remember to stay safe and use common sense before heading out to your driveway with shovel in hand and snow removal on the brain.

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EMC Lifestyle - Emerson wasn’t happy. He was grumpy since he got home from school on Friday and Mother announced that Saturday he would be donning an apron! Mother was high on equality of the sexes back in the days when it had yet to become a popular topic. And so, once a month, the brothers were in the house to do chores, and my sister Audrey and I were sent to the barns. I loved the day we were with Father in the cow byre and the stable, even though he himself did all the heaviest chores. Mother thought any child, male or female, wouldn’t amount to a hill of beans unless they knew how to scrub floors, churn butter, put a meal on the table, and if need be, bake a batch of bread.

She drew the line, however, at teaching the brothers to sew ever since Emerson was allowed to use the old Singer Sewing machine once, just to see how it worked, he said. He sewed the legs closed on Everett’s long underwear, and Mother made him sit that night at the kitchen table and pick out every last stitch with a darning needle! And so that Saturday, bright and early, my three brothers, Everett, Emerson and Earl, were given their lists. Mother was also high on lists too. On went the long white pinnies. Emerson hated them almost as much as he hated house chores. “If the guys at the Northcote School ever saw me in one of these, I’d be a goner,” he growled. He glared at me, “and don’t you ever, and I mean ever, tell

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a soul,” he snarled, “or you will pay dearly.” Suddenly, as if someone had lit a candle over my head, I realized this little bit of knowledge might come in handy down the road. I just might be able to use it to my advantage. And so began a tug-o-war so to speak. When Emerson aggravated me, which was too often to suit me, I would threaten to tell everyone at the Northcote School what Emerson looked like in a long white pinnie! I even went as far as to

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draw a stick lad, wearing an apron and printed Emerson’s name under it. I kept it in my primer book reader at the ready, and made sure Emerson knew it was there. Emerson’s teasing came to an abrupt halt, I can tell you! I finally had him where I wanted him. I took my sister Audrey into my confidence, and even showed her the drawing of the stick lad. At that stage in her life, Audrey was high on religion. She thought what I was doing could be classified as a sin. I mulled over this bit of information, and I certainly didn’t want to bring on the wrath of God, but for the life of me I couldn’t understand for a minute why God would care about a scrap of paper with a stick drawing on it which was supposed to be my brother Emerson!

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Well, the whole idea of using it to expose Emerson at the Northcote School wearing a pinnie came to a crashing end not more than a week after I threatened to expose him. It all happened when Three Mile Herman came to school mad as a Hatter. Now, Three Mile Herman’s mother and my mother belonged to the Women’s Institute together, and it seems they got to talking about their families. Three Mile Herman said his mother was told by our mother her idea of switching chores between the sons and daughters, and it was good training and made perfect sense if they were ever going to amount to a hill of beans. And that’s all she needed to hear. Mother had earned great respect in the Northcote area

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since everyone knew she had come from New York City, and therefore must be up on all the latest trends and ideas. And so before he could say “ jackrabbit” Three Mile Herman was in an apron doing house chores! Unlike Emerson, he didn’t care who knew it. That didn’t mean he liked either the pinnie or doing house chores, but he like to talk, and he liked an audience, and soon everyone at the Northcote School knew about our brothers and the boys in Three Mile Herman’s family doing house chores! Well, that took the sting off for Emerson. There was someone else at the Northcote School in the same kettle of fish as he as. I had to tear up the picture I drew and kept in my primer book reader, and Emerson was back to making my life miserable.

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EMC News - Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on to Round 2 of online voting in the Rotary Park Revitalization Committeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bid for funding. An application has been put forward for a $50,000 grant from the Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) Team Up Fund, to complete Phase Two of work at the Brockville park. Round two of voting, which is the second and final round of public voting, begins Feb. 22 and runs until March 8. Those wishing to lend their support have the chance to vote once per day. In the

EMC Events - Saint Lawrence Church Brockville is the host church for the World Day of Prayer, March 1, this special day rotates between different churches in the area. The event takes place Friday, March 1 at 2 p.m. Saint Lawrence Anglican Church, 80 Pine St. (corner of Park and Pine Street) Brockville. A warm welcome is extended to everyone. Guest speaker The Right Reverend Michael Oulton, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Ontario. The country we are celebrating is France. Please see next weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s issue of the St. Lawrence EMC for a feature story on this upcoming event.

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Front end loader almost hits house EMC News - On Feb. 11 officers attended to Riverview Drive in relation to a possible collision. Officers arrived at 9:10 a.m. to find a front end loader had lost its brakes and had come close to hitting a house. The house was not struck by the loader. The loader was removed and information left for the homeowner advising of the incident.

If the Brockville Rotary Park Revitalization project is one of the lucky winners, the funding will be applied to the additional $150,000 needed to be raised through fundraising in order to complete phase two at the park. Phase two of the park project involves the construction of a shelter, installation of park benches, trees and the creation of murals, purchase

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Official Canadian Flag Day marked Feb. 15 over Parliament Hill in Ottawa, and indeed, hundreds of communities across Canada. Red and white were designated as Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s official colours in 1921 by His Majesty King George V. This is a perfect opportunity to celebrate our flag and what it stands for: a Dominion that is the envy of the world.â&#x20AC;? The Canadian flag seems to be everywhere, but how many people really pay attention to it, or even take the time to recognize what it truly stands for?


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while English Canadians tried several on the Union Jack, flag or Great Britain. The Red Ensign, first flown by Sir John A. Macdonald, was accepted and in use for many years, having a red background with the Union Jack displayed in the upper left corner. On the ground were various shields showing the coats of arms of the different provinces. In 1945, it became authorized for display over federal buildings by Order in Council. But in 1964 Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson decided that it was time to make a decision, to design a flag that was truly Canadian. John Matheson, then Member of Parliament and now known as the Father of the Canadian Flag, was key advisor and supporter to the Prime Minister on this project. There were thousands of ideas to sift through before a

decision could be made. Canadians wanted something that would best symbolize all of them as a nation, and were eager to contribute to such an important decision. By October of 1964, they had managed to narrow the choices down to three selections: the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pearson Pennantâ&#x20AC;? (having three red maple leaves and blue bars), a design with both the Union Jack and the Fleur-de-Lis, and our now familiar red maple leaf on a white background with red bars. The final design came from Dr. George Stanley, Dean of Arts at the Royal Military College in Kingston. The red and white were colours traditionally used for England and France, and inspiration for the design was from the Commandantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flag at RMC, which depicts a mailed fist presenting three maple leaves on a red and white background. By October 29 of that year, Mathesonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s committee recommended the design to Parliament, but it took until Dec. 15, 1964, at 2:15 a.m. before the final decision was voted in. The Senate gave its approval on Dec. 17, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II proclaimed it as the National Flag of Canada, finally taking effect on Feb. 15, 1965. Matheson, a member of the Branch 92 Royal Canadian

Legion in Gananoque, was an officer with the 1st Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, 1st Canadian Infantry Division in WWII, wounded in Italy, and returned to Canada to go on to a career as a judge and Member of Parliament. In addition to his contribution to the multi-party parliamentary committee to select the design for Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s national flag, he is also known for his role in the creation of the Order of Canada. As with any nation, there are rules of etiquette for displaying, using and respecting the Canadian flag. Did you know that whenever the Canadian National Flag is being raised, lowered, or carried past in a formal ceremony such as a parade or review, proper etiquette is to face the flag and for men to remove their hats as a sign of respect? This is only one of the things available to learn about the Canadian flag. Canadian Heritage is the branch of the government that gives us Canadian content in programming, and makes sure we can learn more about our history. It has provided a great deal of information about the Canadian flag and its history, including free materials for teachers. For more, please go to R0011927923

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Brockville to celebrate 50 years of the Canadian flag leaf flag was first raised over Parliament Hill in Ottawa and in hundreds of communities across Canada. For most Canadians, the day proceeds with little fanfare or recognition. A group of Brockville residents is hoping to change this and is working to ensure that the upcoming 50th anniversary of the birth of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Flag on Feb. 15, 2015, is a celebration worthy of our flag and what it stands for - a country that is the envy of the world.â&#x20AC;? The â&#x20AC;&#x153;50 Years of Our Flag Committeeâ&#x20AC;? was created to raise awareness about the significance and history of the Canadian flag â&#x20AC;&#x201C; where it came from, why, and who was involved in the emblem which flies over every government building, school, and many homes and businesses throughout the nation. On Jan. 22, Brockville city council unanimously endorsed a proposal presented by the â&#x20AC;&#x153;50 Years of Our Flag Committeeâ&#x20AC;? to raise awareness of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Canadian Flag. Among the initiatives presented by the committee are the naming of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;John Ross Matheson Cir-

cleâ&#x20AC;?, the erection of a 100 plus foot (30 plus metre) flagpole at Court House Avenue with a commemorative plaque, official recognition of Brockville as the birthplace of the Canadian Flag, a commemorative stamp to be issued by Canada Post, and the major celebration to be held in Brockville on Feb. 15, 2015. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The City of Brockville supports the naming of the new circle created at the foot of Broad Street as the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;John Ross Matheson Circleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;,â&#x20AC;? said Buell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;John Ross Matheson was the Member of Parliament for Leeds County who is considered to be the individual most responsible for the design and parliamentary proceedings known as the Great Flag Debate of 1964 which resulted in the birth of our flag which has flown proudly since Feb. 15, 1965. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;50 Years of Our Flag Committeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; will be working in partnership with municipal, provincial, federal and corporate partners to realize its many projects over the next two years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;During that time they plan to raise awareness of the his-

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tory and significance of the birth of a Canadian flag, commemorate the individuals who were instrumental in its inception, recognize the City of Brockville as the birthplace of the Canadian flag and John Ross Matheson as the Father

of the Canadian flag, create legacy projects that will forever link the flag with the City of Brockville, inspire a new generation to take pride in the symbols of Canada and create a large commemorative event for Feb. 15, 2015 in Brock-


EMC Lifestyle - Alexander Muir lived at Maple Cottage on the corner of Laing Street and Memory Lane in Toronto. It is said that one fine day in 1867, the year of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Confederation, he looked out of his window at the grand maple tree that graced the property and was inspired to write â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Maple Leaf Foreverâ&#x20AC;?. The song went on to become the unofficial Canadian National anthem for many years. Meanwhile, Canada was in need of an official National Flag. The original Red Ensign ruled as the National Flag of Canada from 1868 until 1922, and was replaced by a modified version which flew from 1922 until 1957 when yet another modification came along. In 1965, the red and white flag we now know and hold dear became the official flag of Canada. And it holds in its heart a maple leaf, the combining symbol for all founding Canadian immigrants of which Muir wrote â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lily, Thistle, Shamrock, Rose - the Maple Leaf foreverâ&#x20AC;?. â&#x20AC;&#x153;On Feb. 15 each year, Canada celebrates National Flag Day,â&#x20AC;? said Pam Buell of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;50 Years of our Flag Committeeâ&#x20AC;? in Brockville. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This day marks the day in 1965 when our red and white maple


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February is Heart Month, Part III

Heart and Stroke Foundation features fundraisers throughout the year By MARLA DOWDALL

EMC News - Editor’s note: The following is the third in a series of articles appearing weekly during February. February is Heart Month across Canada. While February is Heart Month, important fundraising for the cause is done all year

long. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Lanark, Leeds, Grenville and Renfrew Counties serves a very large area, from Cardinal to Gananoque, Perth to Kemptville, Westport, Pakenham and more - a very large footprint. Fundraising events throughout the year include

Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart - both fundraising events which are put on in local schools. “We also meet the Ontario school curriculum in our educational pieces,” Ann Henry, area manager for Brockville said of getting the message out to youngsters and youth. The foundation provides pre-

sentations to local schools about the importance of staying heart healthy. “You can‘t start too early. You need to get the message out to these children.” Sara Easter, program coordinator for the local office, agreed, “If a habit is started at an early age in life it gives children a good base in nutri-

tional (habits) and physical activity.” Another big fundraising event and perhaps one of the more visible ones is the Big Bike for Heart and Stroke. Teams sign up to ride the big 30 seater cycle and raise funds for the foundation. Henry explained the foundation is looking for teams to sign up. The


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Big Bike will be in and around the Counties starting April 29. For more detailed information please watch future issues of the EMC. In the meantime, those wishing to sign up, may do so by either calling the local office (number provided below), or visiting the website listed below. A Hockey for Heart will also be held in March and teams are currently being sought for this event. Set to be held in Arnprior, March 15-16 it is a fun event. Teams are guaranteed three games, as well as food. For more information or to sign up (there is a registration fee), please call the office, or visit the website below. Heart Month During Heart Month there are two major campaigns the Person to Person (door to door) campaign, and the Heart Month campaign - which involves local businesses, community groups, retirement facilities, or individuals - who either plan events to raise funds for the organization, or sell heart tags, which can then be displayed in windows, in businesses, halls. For further information or to volunteer please contact the local office located at 51 King St. E., Suite 310, Brockville, the foundation can be reached by calling 613-345-6183. Those wanting to make a donation online may do so by visiting, help or mailing to the local Heart and Stroke office (address listed above, and postal code K6V 1A8). Those donating online will receive a receipt within an hour, emailed to them, which they may print off. Those who wish to make a donation over the phone may call 1-888-HSF-INFO (1-888473-4636).

EMC Events - “The Gospel According to St. Mark”, a one man play performed by Matthew Gibson, will be presented at Athens United Church, on Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m. This show is presented by Addison and Athens United Church congregations who welcome people of all denominations to this Biblical play. The church is wheelchair accessible. Tickets are $15 and are available at Stedmans in Athens and from various church members as well as at the door the afternoon of the performance.


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St. Lawrence EMC sales representative Dave Fox accepts an Outstanding Media Award from United Way executive director Judi Baril during the Volunteer Appreciation Event held at the Brockville Memorial Civic Centre on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The 2012 United Way 55th Campaign came to a close on Feb. 13. Individual champions were identified and an excellence award was given out to honour fundraising efforts which went over and beyond expectations. The goal was surpassed by eight per cent for a total of $1,118,388.34. Prysmian Cables and Hands Fireworks sponsored the Volunteer Appreciation Event. More than 200 people attended. After the fundraising amount was announced, Hands Fireworks put on a spectacular light display. The 2013 United Way 56th Campaign starts with the 11th annual Pricedex Software Corporate 8-ball Challenge on March 22 at Raxx Billiards, Brockville.




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BGH welcomes new OBGYN EMC News - Brockville General Hospital (BGH) recently welcomed another new OBGYN physician to its ranks, Dr. Kristen Finkenzeller. Dr. Finkenzeller joined the BGH team in January, coming from a three-year position with the Kingston General Hospital Infertility Program. She completed her medical school degree at Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s University in Kingston and her residency at the University of Western Ontario in Londonâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;choosing her OBGYN specialty for its positive combination of birthing events in Obstetrics and largely treatable problems in Gynecology. The move to BGH was decided by many factors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I find BGH is a nice hospital,â&#x20AC;? explains Dr. Finkenzeller. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The delivery room and OR nurses are lovely to work with. I did locums (temporary substitutions) at BGH for a

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EMC Events - Local Yarnspinners Deborah Dunleavy and Bill Lalonde take their storytelling prowess on the road this March in celebration of World Storytelling Day. The two seasoned tellers of tales recently received a grant from Storytellers of Canada to assist with the expense of visiting three communities in the region. The theme this year is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fortune & Fateâ&#x20AC;? and to tie in with this Dunleavy and Lalonde have come up with a program called As the Spinning Wheel Turns. The presentation is a sometimes humorous and sometimes sorrowful look at the twists and turns of life with notions of romance, befuddlement and conquest. Audiences get to travel to far off lands and back through time, all under the magical spell of the spoken word. There are three wonderful opportunities for people (ages 12 and up) to come out and be entertained by these two experienced and highly acclaimed tellers: - Tuesday, March 19, 7 p.m. Augusta Township Library, 4500 County Road 15; 613-926-2449, - Thursday, March 21, 7 p.m. Joshua Bates Centre, for the Friends of the Athens Public Library 613-924-2048 - Saturday, March 22, 2 p.m. Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum, 613-283-6311. Deborah Dunleavy is an international storyteller and author. Her tours have taken her to Labrador, Scotland, Ireland, and Singapore. Deborah recently released â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Crystalâ&#x20AC;? a storytelling CD featuring over 100 minutes of stories from episodes produced for NCPR (North Country Public Radio) in Upper New York State. She is currently touring her one woman show on the War of 1812, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Battlefield Petticoats.â&#x20AC;? Bill Lalonde, is a wise sage of the art of story weaving. With a background in education and working with trouble youth Bill brings the healing power of the spoken word to his creative and uplifting tales. He has been a teller regionally as well as in Ottawa and Toronto for over 10 years.

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EMC News - The Ministry of Natural Resources reminds dog owners that it is illegal and dangerous to allow dogs to run loose and chase deer during the non-hunting season. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very difficult for deer to run in deep snow or on ice. A deer chased by a dog can be injured, become exhausted or die. Steps to prevent dogs from chasing deer: Dog owners are urged to keep their dogs leashed or in enclosures to ensure the safety of both dogs and deer. Under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, it is illegal to let a dog run at large in an area inhabited by deer, moose, elk or bear during the closed season. Under this legislation, the ministryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conservation officers may charge dog owners and are authorized to destroy dogs found chasing deer. The public can report incidents of dogs chasing deer to their local ministry office during regular business hours, or by calling 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) toll-free anytime. Submitted by the Ministry of Natural Resources.


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Rescued Boston terrier seeks her way back home By LORRAINE PAYETTE

under the care of the GDHS, who is paying her medical bills.” If her family cannot be found, the Shelter, which is a responsible no-kill facility, will rehabilitate her through their foster care program and put her up for adoption. The GDHS is asking everyone to help get this courageous little terrier back to where she rightfully belongs. Please call the Gananoque & District Humane Society at 613-382-1512 if you have any information about this dog or go to

EMC Lifestyle - After being rescued by a passing motorist from an attacking coyote, a Boston terrier is now recovering nicely. However no one has come forward to claim the dog as their own. “This Boston Terrier was found by a driver on Highway 15 last Friday near Bush Road towards Delta,” said Arlene Massey of the Gananoque and District Humane Society (GDHS). “The man managed to scare the coyote away, then rescued the dog and phoned the Gananoque & District Humane Society for emergency intervention as the dog had throat wounds.” A quiet little female aged between four and six years, her health appears to be quite good except for the damage caused by the coyote. At her size, she was lucky to be found so quickly. Any more time and she might have been damaged beyond repair or killed outright. At this time, no calls trying to find her have been received by any humane societies or veterinarians in the Brockville, Gananoque, Kingston or Westport areas. Every possible attempt is being made to find her owner and reunite her with her family. It is possible that she may have disappeared during the recent snowstorm and that, after several days of looking, her family gave her up for dead. The GDHS wants to assure them this is not the case. “Her wounds have been treated, and she is currently housed at a veterinaryclinic,” said Massey. “The dog is temporarily

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This beautiful Boston terrier was found near Delta being attacked by a coyote. She is currently under treatment at a local veterinary clinic. The GDHS is hoping someone will help her find her way home.

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The treatment and prevention of diabetes is constantly evolving. At the Canadian Centre for Research on Diabetes, we believe that participating in clinical research is an essential way to help advancements in effective diabetes care. We are currently participating in a variety of clinical research trials for which we are seeking volunteers. In particular, we are looking for individuals who: ß Have Type 2 Diabetes and are over the age of 50 ß Are taking oral anti-diabetic medications or insulin ß Have had a heart attack or stroke ß Have high blood pressure or high cholesterol ß Are potentially looking to lose weight Study medications and diabetes supplies will be provided to participants free of charge. If you are interested in finding out more about this clinical research study, or about our research program in general, please contact Emily Knapp or Shelly at (613) 283-8582 or or


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Finding a vehicle and a shop that fits EMC Lifestyle - “Hello Mr. Turner, I drive a 2004 Toyota Corolla, and really like it for its fuel economy and reliability. Unfortunately, I have suffered a back injury, and I’m finding my Corolla difficult to get in and out of due to how low it sits to the ground. I’m also six feet and four inches tall, and am finding the cabin space cramped, with little to no room to use a lumbar support. I’d like to ask you if you have any advice/recommendations for a vehicle that I might be able to drive more comfortably. As previously stated, I do

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appreciate the fuel economy and reliability of my Corolla, and ideally would be looking for something similarly economical and reliable. I would greatly appreciate any help and information you could offer.” Thank you in advance for your time, “Too tall for my car” Andrew I did take the time to answer Andrew’s inquiry directly with some suggestions on possible replacements for his Corolla first indicating any bias I might have due my day job at an auto retailer. The point here isn’t so

had to deal with the frustration of low-entry vehicles (or even high-entry units such as 4X4 trucks and sport utilities). But when your body is outside the average measurements that auto designers and engineers create their products for, or if you’re afflicted with any type of muscle, or skeletal or nerve condition that brings discomfort when you can’t stretch out, or if like Andrew you have a combination of these issues, then you need to take a little extra time to research your choices. Unlike buying the wrong sized shoes or jacket, there’s a lot more involved if you buy the wrong-sized vehicle and then have to return it. The first thing I recommended to Andrew is that he consider another class of vehicle altogether. Most compacts like the Corolla suffer from low-height entry, limited headroom and less than roomy cabin space. As one of his key points was fuel economy, I suggested he consider a small sport utility or crossover. I also recommend an extended road test over the same routes he normally travels daily with plenty of stops and exits and reentries to the vehicle to ensure comfort in the daily routine. If possible he should try a

vehicle for more than one roadtest (renting it, if available would be a great idea). This would go a long way to learning whether or not he could have a long-term relationship with his choice. I also threw my two-cents (now rounded up to a nickel) worth in about the benefits of dealing with a local retailer rather than one farther from home. The best choice in the world won’t seem like much of a deal if you have to drive an hour or more to get a simple repair or service completed. “Dear Sir, Please be so kind and advise me of the correct action to take. I have a 1996 Dodge 3500 camper van with 300,000km on it and I wish to change the automatic transmission fluid and have the bands adjusted, the transmission works well and shift very smooth. Because of the vehicles weight, I have not found a garage that can handle this vehicle, some of the service managers I have spoken with recommend a transmission flush, while others say let the dirt sit where it does no harm and only change the fluid. What is your opinion, also can you recommend a transmission shop that has a truck hoist and can handle a vehicle 9 ft high.” Thank you, Herb Getting transmission work done on these vehicles can be a challenge because most repair shops (including dealerships) don’t have the hoists to lift them. And unlike heavy trucks and highway tractors, there’s

often not enough ground clearance under a camper to permit a tech to work on them while they’re parked on the shop floor. Some heavy truck shops would be happy to work on these units, but few would have experience in Chrysler transmissions as they weren’t used in larger commercial vehicles. Fortunately in our area there’s an independent shop that designed their garage lay-out specifically to accommodate oversized vehicles. Ferguson’s Automatic Transmission Service located in Lombardy can easily handle this type of vehicle. I would side with those that are not recommending a power flush for this transmission but rather a simple fluid and filter change with band adjustment if needed. On older, higher mileage transmissions there is an increased risk of clutch and seal damage when chemical power flushes are applied. If you have any questions, opinions, or stories on anything automotive please drop me a line, [By email to or directly to listing ‘Question for the Car Counselor’ on the subject line or by post to Record News Communications, 5 Lorne St., P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, Ont. K7A 4T1]. When using regular mail, please supply a phone number if you seek direct contact (due to volume I can’t always promise replies). Yours in service Brian Turner

Brockville School turns garbage into money for local charity This is Karen. One of the caring mammogram technologists at Kemptville Hospital. And a breast cancer survivor. Karen’s cancer was caught early. After beating it, she became a mammogram technologist to help other women do the same. For women aged 50-74 at average risk of breast cancer, screening is recommended every 2 to 3 years. Karen reminds women that early detection provides the best chance of survival. Call today, 613.258.6133, ext 400, option 5. We are a quick 25 minute trip from the Highway 416 and 401 junction.

EMC News - On Friday, Feb. 15, the students of Westminster Public School in Brockville begin a pilot program to raise money by collecting used ink cartridges from their families, neighbours and local small businesses. By shipping them to TerraCycle, a waste product upcycling company, each ink cartridge will generate $0.25 for the Upper Canada District School Board Champions For Kids Foundation. Established in 2008 by the Upper Canada District School Board, the charity helps students from disadvantaged families enjoy

sports and the arts, and covers the costs of expenses associated with seeking medical care. An additional benefit of collecting used inkjet cartridges is that it diverts them from local landfills. Chris Wood, Solid Waste Officer for the City of Brockville, noted that the city’s curbside recycling program does not collect inkjet cartridges. He endorsed Westminster’s pilot program, stating, “this reuse option is much better than disposal.” Currently, used inkjet cartridges can be dropped-off at Westminster Public School, the Brockville Public Library

and to participating students who attend Westminster Public School. Additional future drop-off locations are expected in and around Brockville and if the pilot program is successful, other schools in the Upper Canada District School Board may adopt the inkjet cartridge fundraising program. For more information about the Champions for Kids Foundation, please visit the school board website at www.ucdsb. For more information about additional ink cartridge drop-off locations, please visit Westminster Public School’s Facebook page.




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Winter, diabetes and well-being EMC Lifestyle - It can be difficult to stay healthy during Canadian winters, but for three million Canadians living with diabetes, the challenge is even greater. Balancing nutrition, exercise and mental health is a struggle, especially when things like limited places to exercise, risk of seasonal illness, and cold weather get in the way. It’s very important for individuals with diabetes to maintain their health through the winter months. Serotonin is a hormone

that is often referred to as the “happiness hormone” because of its role in regulating mood and sense of wellbeing. Stressful life events, trauma and decreased vitamin D production in the winter months, caused by a lack of sun exposure, can all affect serotonin levels. As a result, all individuals are at a higher risk of depression and mental health complications during winter months but for those with diabetes, the risk is even greater. Scientists in Berlin have found serotonin plays

a role in the release of insulin, a hormone that works to control blood sugar levels. In people who have diabetes, decreased serotonin

levels may lead to a drop in insulin production, causing blood sugar levels to rise. Good nutrition can help to boost serotonin levels.

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Choosing foods that are rich in B vitamins, vitamin C, folic acid and omega 3 fats can help to decrease feelings of depression often experienced in the winter months. Following a diet that contains whole grains, a variety of fruits and vegetables, including dark leafy greens, legumes, fatty fish like salmon, mackerel or trout, lean meats, nuts, seeds, and low fat dairy products can help to ensure your body will have adequate stores of these nutrients. If you think you are not meeting your nutritional needs, a complete, once daily multivitamin/mineral preparation is generally considered safe. It has also been suggested that avoiding serotonin suppressors like coffee may help to increase levels of the moodboosting hormone. Regular exercise also affects serotonin levels and promotes overall health. However, getting enough exercise during Canadian winters can be difficult. People with diabetes are encouraged to make sure feet are dry and warm when heading outdoors for physi-

cal activity to reduce risk of any complications from the cold. Many communities in the area offer free, indoor walking programs to promote physical activity when it’s cold and icy outside. With regular exercise and balanced nutrition you will be better able to take on the cold winter months feeling happy and healthy. If you are looking for more information on diabetes or pre-diabetes, Rideau Valley Diabetes Services (RVDS) can help. We offer group education classes, individual counselling, diabetes cooking groups, exercise programs and grocery store tours, all at no cost to you. For more information on diabetes programs please contact Rideau Valley Diabetes Services. For Smiths Falls and area call (613)-284-2558, toll free at 1-877-321-4500, or Brockville and area call 613-4981555. Our mission is to assist people affected by diabetes to develop their knowledge, strengths and skills to live healthy lives. There is no cost for our services.

Friends of the Brockville Museum marks 20 years of service to community EMC Lifestyle - At their Annual General Meeting on Saturday, Feb. 16, the Friends of the Brockville Museum marked 20 years of service to the Brockville Museum and to the citizens of Brockville. Incorporated on May 14, 1993, the “Friends” is a non-profit charitable corporation that has raised funds for the Brockville Museum to support the preservation of the museum’s collections, promote the museum, support operating needs and maintain the gardens surrounding the buildings. These funds have been raised through organized bus and boat tours with historical narration, the operation of the gift shop at the museum, special fundraising events and dinners, the sale of memberships as well as bequeaths and donations. “Special thanks go out to our members for their continuing support and to the dedicated group of volunteers and museum staff who organize the special events that have made these donations possible,” said the two co-chairs. In 2010, the Museum received three large photographic collections from the Inniss family, the Recorder and Times and the

McCormick family. These images document the history of Brockville and area in the 19th and 20th centuries. Inniss operated a photographic studio in Brockville for many decades and his images record studio images of individuals and groups, special celebrations as well as everyday life in the community. The Recorder & Times collection captures life in Brockville throughout much of the 20th century. The McCormick collection features images and books relating to the history of the St. Lawrence River and in particular the thousands of ships that have sailed upon it. Recognizing the need to make all of these images readily available to the public, the Friends are funding the materials needed for the conservation and ongoing digitization project. The Friends also wish to recognize the continuing efforts by the museum’s volunteers in the cataloguing and digitizing of these major collections. The Friends of the Brockville Museum is a group of concerned individuals who come together to support the museum’s role of the telling of Brockville’s stories.


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Recreation group aims to be catalyst for discussion on healthy living ers, health, non-profit and educational organizations. In 2009, the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport created the Healthy Communities Ontario initiative to help enhance the health and well-being of communities through inter-sectoral collaboration, partnerships and community engagement. The aim of this initiative is to facilitate a streamlined, holistic and integrated approach to health promotion and chronic disease prevention. The RRA is just one committee formed under the Healthy Communities Partnership: Lanark, Leeds and Grenville. As with the umbrella initiative, the RRA will focus its efforts on bringing professionals together to network, share information and provide capacity-building opportunities for policy and program development. In addition, the group will organize an annual Recreation Summit which features guest speakers, roundtable discussions, event planning assistance and other efforts all aimed at broadening the discussion and fostering action on recreation in the area. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our 2012 Recreation Summit was a huge success with special guests like Jason Dunkerley, sil-

ver and bronze medalist at the London 2012 Paralympics,â&#x20AC;? said Susan Dunfield, RRA member and Manager of Community and Leisure Services with Rideau Lakes Township. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jason was incredibly inspiring and gave a fantastic

presentation on the benefits of exercise and recreation designed to be inclusive of persons with a wide variety of abilities,â&#x20AC;? Dunfield added. Planning is under way now for the 2013 Recreation Summit with loca-

tion and other details to be released as soon as they are available. In the meantime, the RRA is planning a spring outdoor recreation event to be held this year at the Beckwith Township Recreation Facility March 22. While planning is well

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EMC Lifestyle - As of Feb. 4, the Canadian penny officially met its end. Feelings are mixed on the part of the public, and the changes it will bring to our lives may not be as complicated as people imagine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I guess itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time,â&#x20AC;? said Mrs. Brown in Gananoque. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to miss it. After all, no one missed the large cents when they disappeared, and they were so hard to keep in a change purse. And you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t buy anything with them any more, like penny candy or gumballs.â&#x20AC;? Most people seemed to be grateful the coins were disappearing, describing them as dirty, awkward and a general nuisance. However, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more to the disappearance than whether or not we have to accept more change to the coins in our pockets. With the end of the penny comes a shift in payment at the cash register. The No Frills in Gananoque will be accepting the coins in payment, but will not be returning any in change. And for all cash purchases, they have begun rounding final totals down to the nearest nickel. Without pennies, there will be no more ability to have totals at check out that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t end in a five or a zero after the decimal point when making cash purchases. This will lead to rounding, with values of one, two, six and seven cents rounded down, and three, four, seven and eight being rounded up to the nearest nickels. The HST will also have to be seen in a different light. At 13 per cent, a one dollar purchase will see a 15 cent tax, but a two dollar purchase should be taxed at 25 cents, if the same rules of rounding apply. Otherwise, the tax does not change â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it only becomes an issue on those last few cents of the overall cash value at the register, and the difference either way will never be more than about two cents. There are no laws concerning this, and some enterprises may

simply round up in all cases, including on HST. Electronic purchases will still be able to use the prices currently in effect as they do not require the use of actual coins. Therefore, â&#x20AC;&#x153;99 cent storesâ&#x20AC;?, and all the pricing to which people have become accustomed will be able to remain unchanged, but only for those using electronic systems of payment. Canada is not unique in its decision to get rid of the penny. Australia gave theirs up in 1966 when they converted from the old pound standards to dollars, and various other countries have given up their smallest coins as they proved impractical in modern society. With more than 800 million pennies minted per year, it will be some time before they disappear completely, and many people are hoarding them as potential valued artefacts. The penny has had a long and successful life, but its face value is less than its cost to produce. Currently made mostly of steel with a coppery coating, a single cent costs about 1.6 cents to mint, an extravagance for something held in so little respect by many nowadays. By discontinuing the penny, the government expects to save about $4 million per year over the redemption period. Change is inevitable, and there has already been a lot of it in Canadian currency. The one and two dollar bills have been replaced by coins, larger bills are now made of polymer, with the five dollar bill joining those ranks in the very near future. The nickel and dime may disappear with time as they fall more and more into disuse. Currency as a physical item may even be on its way out as we move toward being a cashless society. Until such time, there will still be those who appreciate the jingle of coins in their pockets. For the rest, the passing of the penny will be with more of a whimper than a bang.





The Battle of Ogdensburgh, February 22, 1813, was a British victory. Although small in scale, the capture of Ogdensburgh, NY removed the village as an American threat to British supply lines for the remainder of the War of 1812. Lt. Col. “Red” George Macdonnell crossed the frozen river with 500 men and some light guns mounted on sleighs. The raid across the St. Lawrence River from Canada into the United States is now part of our shared heritage to be remembered in friendship. Be part of this once-in-a-lifetime event.

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Canadian homebuyers more experienced, financially prudent moving forward, national survey reveals rienced counterparts will lead the charge for housing over the next 24 months. “There’s no question that first-time buyers are experiencing a period of readjustment,” explains Sandhu.

“Emerging from the survey are some very real indications that Canadian homebuyers – and their attitudes – are changing.” GURINDER SANDHU RE/MAX ONTARIO-ATLANTIC

“While affordability took a hit in 2012, homeowners with considerable equity remain confident and well-positioned. They will be the driving force fuelling the bulk of home sales in the months ahead.” Canadian homebuyers the financial picture Spending patterns were conservative for the most part. Thirty-eight per cent of purchasers indicated they would spend under $250,000 on their home, while 42 per cent would spend between $250,000 and $500,000, 10 per cent would spend between $500,000 and $1 million and one per cent intended to spend over $1 million. The singles cohort was most prudent, with 47 per cent of purchasers intending to spend under $250,000. Of the buyers spending $500,000 to $1 million, almost half resided in Ontario, while the remaining 50 per cent were almost evenly divided between British Columbia and Alberta. Although 37 per cent of purchasers who own homes are expected to spend more than the value of their current properties, 23 per cent indicated that they would spend an equivalent amount on the next buy. Forty per cent in-

tended to spend less on their new home, with four out of 10 of those respondents over age 55. “It’s clear by the findings that most Canadians are certainly not over-extending themselves,” says Sandhu. “When it comes to their home purchase, many intend to downsize or make lateral moves. Yet, considering the substantial equity amassed by many of those trading up, we feel the fundamentals of the market are firm and will remain solid in the foreseeable future.” Despite all the dire warnings coming from the central bank and other sources, one of the most surprising findings of the survey was the fiscal responsibility of Canada’s young homebuyers. Four out of 10 (40 per cent) purchasers between the ages of 18 - 34 intended to put down 20 per cent or more on their home. Not surprisingly, of those putting down 30 per cent or more, 45 per cent were aged 55 and over. Just seven per cent of purchasers had a down payment of five per cent, while 14 per cent indicated that they were putting down 10 per cent. The financials of those purchasers intending to buy a home were relatively sound, with 40 per cent earning between $50,000 and $99,999. Twenty-four per cent earn $100,000 plus. Consumer confidence in housing performance “Regardless of income, gender, age, or location, most Canadian respondents shared considerable confidence in Canada’s housing market,” says Sandhu. “This stands as perhaps the greatest indicator that homebuying intentions will remain healthy and stable. Combine this with an economic engine that is expected to gain momentum, and the outlook is most certainly positive.” Overall, 48 per cent of those surveyed believed housing values in their area would

rise in the next 12 months and 35 per cent believed housing values would remain the same. Ten per cent believed housing values would decline. Purchasers were most bullish in Ontario, where 85 per cent indicated prices would remain the same or rise, and least bullish in British Columbia where 71 per cent believed values would climb or remain the same. Twenty-four per cent of British Columbia purchasers believed that values would drop in the next 12 months, while just seven per cent in neighbouring Alberta thought this would come to fruition. Low vacancy rates and higher rental costs, combined with favourable interest rates, are the primary impetus for those currently renting accom-

“...most Canadian respondents shared considerable confidence in Canada’s housing market.” GURINDER SANDHU RE/MAX ONTARIO-ATLANTIC

modations, and ultimately, behind their decision to buy a home. At present, 29 per cent of those surveyed rent, while 68 per cent owned their own property. The buyer pool Of those purchasing in the next 24 months, 18 per cent are single, 43 per cent are couples, and families account for 33 per cent. Almost half of single purchasers (45 per cent) are female—confirming suspicions that women now represent a considerable force in the market. According to Statistics Canada, the number of women with post-secondary school diplomas/degrees has increased steadily. In 2011, 72 per cent of women aged 25 to 44 had completed post-secondary education, as opposed to 65 per cent of men. Income and employment rates

among women have also been on the rise. “Today’s female homebuyers are more established, independent and financially secure than ever before,” says Sandhu. “This has likely contributed to the greater number of single women—many successful, young professionals — entering Canada’s housing market. The trend had been noticed by our realtors across the country for some time, but it’s encouraging to finally see the progress in numbers. Statistics Canada indicates that homeownership rates for both women and men living alone climbed several percentage points during the 2001 to 2006 census period—a trend we suspect has likely risen again over the subsequent years.” While the 18-34 cohort represents 37 per cent of buyers, the 35-54 grouping is by far the largest at 40 per cent. The 55-plus category trails, representing just 23 per cent of homebuyers. The greatest percentage of younger buyers can be found in Alberta, where they represent 40 per cent of the purchasing pool. Job opportunities abound and salaries are generous as a result of a robust economy, and housing is still relatively affordable in the province. The oldest buyers are found in Quebec, where they represent 29 per cent of all purchasers—many of whom may be taking advantage of serious equity gains realized over the past decade. Housing choices The vast majority of purchasers continue to seek out single-detached homes (53 per cent), while condominiums ranked second at 17 per cent, followed by both semidetached/duplex and townhouse/rowhouse each at 11 per cent. Affordability has factored into the equation, especially in larger centres. Five per cent of purchasers indicated that they were interested in recreational properties, which bodes well for

Canada’s recreational property market moving forward. Properties outside of Canada are represented as well, but to a lesser extent at two per cent. This may be indicative of a cooling trend, as rising prices and fewer opportunities south of the border discourage Canadian buyers. Commercial properties also made the list, representing one per cent. Lifestyle and investment were the principle drivers in the decision to purchase a home. Buyers, for the most part, were interested in larger properties (17 per cent), updated homes (six per cent), and different neighbourhoods (11 per cent), while others were intent to downsize to smaller accommodations (14 per cent). Inheritance (two per cent) was a factor in a nominal number of instances. The breakdown in terms of location was tight nationally, with 35 per cent of buyers going urban and 32 per cent going suburban. Only 16 per cent said that they would go rural. Almost half of purchasers aged 18 - 34 indicated that they were going urban. Alberta has the largest component of urban-bound purchasers at 50 per cent, followed by 38 per cent in Ontario. The suburbs were a major draw in British Columbia (39 per cent) and Quebec (36 per cent), where purchasers were able to get more bang for their buck. The Canadian Home buy-in g Trends Survey was conducted online from Dec. 5 to 10, 2012, among a sample of 1,109 Canadians that are looking to buy a residence in the next 24 months, who are Angus Reid Forum panel members. The results have been statistically weighted to ensure a representative sample. The margin of error on the full base — which measures sampling variability — of 2013 respondents is +/2.2 per cent. Discrepancies in or between totals are due to rounding.


EMC News - Changing market conditions have triggered a shift in the Canadian homebuyer mix and mindset, a fact identified and confirmed by the RE/MAX Canadian Homebuying Trends Survey 2013-2014 released recently. The national survey, hosted on the Angus Reid Forum in December, was conducted among 1,109 prospective purchasers who intend to buy within the next 24 months. From consumer demographics to buyer intentions, the survey provides a snapshot of Canadian homebuyers heading into a period of moderation. Among the key findings: - Almost one in five purchasers is single. - More than two-thirds are second or multi-time purchasers. - Four out of 10 purchasers between the ages of 18 to 34 have a down payment of 20 per cent or more. - Just over 80 per cent of buyers believe housing values in their area will rise or remain the same. “Emerging from the survey are some very real indications that Canadian homebuyers— and their attitudes — have changed,” says Gurinder Sandhu, Executive Vice President and Regional Director, RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic Canada. “Purchasing patterns have evolved, with a more conservative, fiscallyresponsible purchaser moving to the forefront. While tighter mortgage rules implemented last July played a role in the transition, the fallout south of the border and overseas drove the message home.” Who will drive the market? Second-time and multitime buyers represent 70 per cent of those serious about making a move — a trend that emerged in the latter half of 2012 and is expected to continue over the next two-year period. First-time buyers will continue to play a role in the market — at 30 per cent — but this cohort’s more expe-

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227 Big Hill Rd Meticulously maintained and updated mobile on great corner lot. Bright, open concept with high ceilings and neutral colours. Lots of oak cupboards in the kitchen, many newer windows, new vinyl siding, newer steel roof. 11’ x 11’ workshop/garden shed. Park fees $244.00/month includes water, septic, garbage pick-up and road maintenance. $77,000. Call Shirallee

181 Black Rapids Road ‘MOTIVATED SELLERS’ Quality-built, one year old home, nestled on 5.24 acres of private, treed property with great walking trails. Only 10 minutes to famous Charleston Lake and minutes from Fodey Lake where you can access the public boat launch. $299,900

389 King St Century stone building used currently as professional office space. Located in high traffic area on main street through Gananoque. Can be purchased with or without current leases - gross $72,000 rent. Long term tenants and 1500 sq ft currently vacant. $699,900

316 Easy Lane 640 1000 Islands Pkwy Approximately 10 treed acres with frontage on 1000 Islands Parkway and Reynolds Road. Many nice building locations with tree lined private drive. Possible severance. $99,900

106 John St

712 Charland Rd

3 bedroom, 2 storey brick home in the desirable South Ward. New shingles and gas furnace in 2011, new kitchen in 2010. Carpet free home with hardwood/tile flooring through out. New appliances included ($8,000 value). $209,900

3 bedroom 1100 sq ft bungalow on private country lot on quiet road. Built in 1999 this house features 2 large bedrooms up and one down and combination eat-in kitchen, dining room, large deck from kitchen area and also walk-out basement. $189,900

3500 sq ft two storey home with 440 sq ft bonus room under construction. House sits on 220’ of shoreline on west end of Wolfe Island only mins from ferry. House faces west to take advantage of caribbean like sunsets. House sold ‘As Is’ and comes with septic and well. $319,900

237 Charles St Updated 3 bedroom semi, steps away from all amenities. New roof, new windows, updated electrical, /08 gas furnace, main floor laundry, hardwood floors and more. Great starter home! $129,900

Beautiful 2 storey Queen Anne home nestled between 2 lakes with original woodwork throughout. Maple and pine floors, pocket doors and wood fireplace in living room for those cool nights. Claw tub to relax after a walk in the village. 3rd level could easily be finished. Large 1.5 storey garage for storage or the toys. This home is a dream! $209,900

353 Nalon Rd Stunning custom 2 bedroom bungalow built by Andre and Macey Development. Custom maple kitchen cabinetry and granite counter tops. Ceramic in bathrooms and foyer. Attached one car garage. Full Tarion new home warranty in Riverside Park. $289,900

28 William St 63 Schooner Dr Immaculate 2 bedroom on main level and one on the lower level, 2 bath raised bungalow in desired neighborhood. Large spacious kitchen, ensuite bath, backs onto green space and close to downtown, CFB and RMC. $299,900

Lovely 1.5 storey brick home nestled between 2 lakes. Quiet village setting with a large back yard. Recent upgrades include flooring, woodstove, paint and railings. This home has stood the test of time and it is like being at the cottage every day. Walk to all amenities and to the beach at Lower Beverly Lake Park. $127,000

44 Centre St Almost brand new! Hardwood and ceramic throughout, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. Nice kitchen, open concept living room/dining area, deck, private backyard and attached garage. Make you appointment to view today! $269,000

305 Sweets Corners Rd Farm - Bring your horses to this 20 acre property with barn and partly fenced. The house has been totally renovated with new windows, flooring, kitchen, etc. Workshop suitable for wood working. $279,000

Lot 15 Tumbledown Rd Beautiful treed 2.5 acre building lot at the end of the road in Landon Bay Estates. Lot includes share in tennis court, 2 acre wooded park and 65 acre wildlife habitat. Minutes from Gananoque, Marinas and golf course. $229,900


448 Maple Grove 3201 Cty Rd 15 Horse lovers dream!! Spacious country limestone built in 1835 minutes from Brockville. Situated on 5.73 acres, completely re-fenced with all new fencing for your horses and has a 7 stall barn with room for 3 more stalls and has feed and tack rooms. Barn has water and hydro, Soil is sandy loam with excellent drainage and has been completely chemical and pesticide free for the past 12 years.$199,000

984 Larkin Lane Immaculate 3 bedroom year round home on the beautiful Charleston Lake. Sitting on approx. 3 acres and 178 feet of shoreline this energy efficient ICF construction 8 year old home offers exceptional privacy and gorgeous views of Charleston. Steel roof and excellent deck offering access to docks. $499.000

133 Georgiana St Clean 2 bedroom starter home centrally located within walking distance of downtown. New flooring and kitchen cabinets. Ready for quick move-in. $109,900

This amazing 24.41 acre property has a nicely renovated 3 bedroom home with newer kitchen, windows, shingles and bath. With a 1 bedroom in-law suite which is currently rented at $825.00 per month. This property is for the horse enthusiast with barn with 6 stalls & heated tack room, 60 x 120 sand ring complete with event course and 2 water jumps, 2 other barns and chicken coop. Property is completely fenced! $329,000

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1-3 313 Nalon Rd Brand new bungalow near completion!! Extra wide lot, 9ft ceilings, transform windows, maple cabinets with granite counter tops in kitchen, maple hardwood floors in living room, central air and HRV. Make your appointment today. $366,900


1046 Highway 32

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1-3 195 Market St

Newly renovated brick bungalow with impressive back deck. 3 bedrooms, separate dining room, family room and living room. Oak kitchen, all new flooring, windows and stone fireplace in rec room downstairs. 4th bedroom in basement. Nice level lot close to town. This home shows well. $209,900

Beautiful newly renovated 1892 Victorian! Presently being operated as a very successful Bed & Breakfast. Most furnishings included providing for a turnkey operation with excellent income!! This home would also be perfect for your family and the in-laws. Views of the St. Lawrence River. Within walking distance to all amenities! $495,000


525 King St Commercial building located along the main arterial route in Gananoque’s beautiful downtown core. 5762 sq ft, ample parking, garage door and car hoist. Excellent opportunity to run your business in a new building. Vendor is willing to build to suit, certain conditions apply. Don’t hesitate, call today to find out all the details! $864,300

133 Holton Rd

1243 County Rd 2

Appox. 18 acres. Modular home in immaculate condition. Includes all appliances including washer and dryer. Small workshop and storage building. Lots of deer and wildlife. Priced to sell! $149,900

Beautiful custom bungalow with vaulted ceilings,2 bedrooms, finished basement. Set back from the road for added privacy. 8.5 acres, spring fed pond, low taxes and only 30 mins to Kingston. $299,000


OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1-3 613 Reynolds Rd Custom built 8 year old home nestled on almost 5 acres of private, wooded acres. Approx 2300 sq.ft. of living space with open concept kitchen/living/dining area. Fully finished basement has large windows and two entrances to garage giving potential for home business or in-law suite. Basement bar is plumbed for a wet bar.$349,000

712 Narrows Locks 50 Quabbin Rd

680 Jones Falls

Cute and cozy 2 bedroom brick bungalow with potential for 3rd bedroom on lower level. newer renovations include drywall, paint, kitchen and steel roof. Minutes from HWY 401 and a short commute to Gananoque or Brockville. $125,000

Country living, beautiful 9 acre property with 3 bedrooms, one currently used as laundry room, large walkout rec room with cozy fireplace, large 11 x 14 sun room. Detached garage/workshop. This property would be great for a hobby farm. $199,900

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658 County Rd 2 HOBBY FARM - Lovely, clean older home with many updates. Newer kitchen and bath, wood floors. 29 acres of land, partially fenced and good barn. Bring the horses!! $249,900

Quality home with oversized garage, barn and outbuildings nestled amidst the pines on almost 5 acres. May be suitable for small hobby farm. Delightful home, open concept with new kitchen, plenty of wood throughout, pine floors and trim. Large rooms and decks for extending your outdoor living. Quality is evident everywhere. $349,000.

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Fill Me Up Snack Program needs funding to continue By DOREEN BARNES


Left to right are Operation Harvest Sharing Food Bank co-chair JoAnne Sytsma, Brockville and Area Community Living Association volunteer Martha Allan and Food Bank volunteer Karen McDonald-Hurley putting food items into the school-ready snack packs for children. In addition to the weekly snack packs, the Food Bank has also been adding fresh fruit and cheese strips as part of the Fill Me Up snack program initiated by the Rural Kids Grant Program. This program will only continue with the support of the community as the one-time funding is running out.

YVC’s Brockville Bohemian Nights starting again in March! Over the past four months, Brockville’s Youth Volunteer Crew (YVC) has been hosting a series of open mike nights for young people called Bohemian Nights. The next special event will be held for the first time at the Brockville Collegiate Institute (BCI) Auditorium on Friday, March 1. The events run from 6:30 to 9:30 pm and performers should be between 12 and 19 in age. When Bohemian Nights started in Brockville in September, it was held at Buds on the Bay, and YVC is quick to recognize that venue as the place which gave the event a temporary home. The first several events, notes YVC Volunteer Organizer Manny Dizwani, have quickly become a showcase of the wide variety of talents of young people in Eastern Ontario. “We have seen singers, dancers, bands, magicians,” Dizwani noted. “We are always looking for young folks who feel they have a talent to share and might not otherwise have a place to share it.” Dizwani adds Bohemian Nights is currently seeking both new and repeat performers. “If you have a talent and want to present that talent to an audience, we want to hear from you,” Dizwani stated. He adds that the BCI auditorium is a great and nonthreatening atmosphere for the young folks to perform in front of other friends, classmates and family members. “A performer doesn’t necessarily have to have performed before,” Dizwani explained. “What we are looking for is enthusiasm.” Adult supervision is provided for the event, Dizwani notes. He adds that everyone who is at the Bohemian Nights event is expected to help provide a warm, inviting and supportive atmosphere. “We really work hard to make it a kind and inclusive place” notes YVC Team Leader Mitchell Clark. Admission to Bohemian Nights is free for performers; a nominal $2 admission fee is charged for anyone who wants to see the show. Bohemian Nights is one of the many initiatives of Brockville’s Youth Volunteer Crew (YVC), a not-for-profit organization which is part of the Employment and Education Centre (EEC). The YVC allows youth between 13 and 24 the opportunity to volunteer at a wide variety of community organizations and special events, either to get their 40 hours of volunteerism necessary to graduate high school, to build up experience for a resume or post-secondary education application, or just because they want to help others.

Karen McDonald-Hurley partner to fill snack bags with a pudding or fruit cup, granola bars, fruit drink, cheese and crackers combo, fruit flavoured snack and candy which is used by families as an assortment of schoolready snacks. “It has been awesome! You wouldn’t think that an apple and a couple of cheese strips would excite children,” said Operation Harvest Sharing Food Bank co-chair and purchaser JoAnne Sytsma, “but they see cheese strings in the bag and before you know it, they are out of the bag.” These kinds of items are not within most family budgets therefore children are missing out. “This is something that children identify with and it is a treat,” added Sytsma. It is hoped that with Fill Me Up snacks, children will be influenced to make healthy choices as they grow up. “With this program, we are giving parents a healthy and nutritional option for their children’s snacks,” indicated Sytsma. “For a child, they are receiving something for them. In the kid’s world,

it says that somebody cares about me. They go away with something for themselves and I think their self-worth is increased by knowing that we care.” Approximately $150 per week is spent to purchase locally grown apples and cheese strings, but according to Sytsma that may come to an end soon as the funds are almost exhausted. “We see the value and we hope that we can continue it,” said Sytsma, “but the money is running out.” A local church did give $300 which went towards supplies for the program, but more is needed. Sytsma is hoping that the Fill Me Up program will continue giving children access to fresh dietary food items. She would also like to address the Ontario Trillium Grant of $124,500 which was announced and to advise the public that this funding’s criteria stipulates that the grant can only be used for major capital items, namely much needed insulation, new windows, doors and cannot be used to purchase food.

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EMC News – Last summer Operation Harvest Sharing Food Bank launched the healthy school-ready snack packs for children, which has proven to be a real bonus. But that wasn’t the only good news announced. In the last couple of months, the food bank received a one-time grant of $1,300 to go towards providing fresh and nutritious provisions to families who have children less than 18 years of age. This Fill Me Up initiative was introduced by the Rural Kids Grant Program, a partnership of the Ontario Association for Food Banks and the Grocery Foundation, who realized that children need fresh fruit. So with the Fill Me Up grant, cheese strips and an apple were added to the regular snack bags. To date over 700 children have received these healthy items which are prepared by volunteers. Each week, volunteer Martha Allan of the Brockville and Area Community Living Association and Operation Harvest Sharing volunteer

For more information about volunteering with YVC or taking part in Bohemian Nights, call Manny at 613-498-2111 ext. 227 or email ST. LAWRENCE EMC - Thursday, February 21, 2013 25


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Pet of the Week: Hunter’s become a bit of an escape artist cape artist of the highest order. He runs out of the Sunroom whenever the door opens and straight to the kitchen where he can indulge in his favourite thing - fresh cold water dribbling out of the tap. Here he

is in action. He is obviously a connoisseur of fresh water! He was a bit unsettled when he was first introduced to the other adult cats in the Sunroom but has fit in nicely. Besides being

fascinated by water, he loves to play with a crinkled up paper ball, and simply loves to play! Hunter is fixed and up to date with required shots and is a nice clean orange and bright

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EMC Lifestyle - Hunter came to the shelter in October 2012 as a stray. He is a sweet lad who enjoys attention and loves to play and has no objection to being picked, as he frequently is, since he is an es-

Brockville General Hospital (BGH), a multi-site facility providing excellence in acute care, mental health, complex continuing care, rehabilitation and palliative care services as well as integrated community programs to the residents of Leeds-Grenville since 1885, is currently accepting applications for its volunteer Board of Governors. The Board is comprised of 12-15 elected Governors, fulfilling the responsibilities of a 3-year term (renewable to a maximum of 9-years). Become part of a successful group of diversified individuals that help to shape and guide your community and the organization by providing critical leadership and governance to meet the changing health care needs of our community now and into the future. BGH is especially interested in candidates with health care, business management, finance/accounting, legal, construction/project management, quality/risk management, human resources or information technology competencies. If you have the commitment, breathe of knowledge and competencies required to carry out the Board’s responsibilities to ensure that the organization’s objectives are met, take advantage of this fulfilling and rewarding opportunity. Current Board Members are eligible and invited to reapply for positions on the Board. Application forms and additional information are available at; or by contacting Heather Quesnelle, Acting President & CEO at 613-345-5649, ext. 1199; or by e-mail at . Please submit your application by 12:00 Noon, March 8, 2013.

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Bread Bowls for Bellies raises funds for food bank Though the primary aim of the food bank is to feed people, and events such as Bread Bowls make that possible, organizers hope that the more people learn about the food bank and of the need it serves in the community, the more that need might change. “We’re trying to educate people about poverty,” says Gray. “We have to try to start thinking about why and how we’re going to reduce poverty.” Recently, the Food For All Food Bank introduced a new way by which potential donors could provide financial


Kelly Modler (left), Patsy Gillis (centre) and Georgina Gray, organizers of the upcoming Bread Bowls for Bellies are looking to build on the success of last year’s event to raise even more money for the Food For All Food Bank. Photo by CONAN de VRIES

be served by a legion of volunteers – some from the community at large, some from the Food Bank and some from the Youth Volunteer Corps. “They recognize the need for funds to operate the food bank, and they realize the demand for food assistance is still strong,” says Gray, adding there is another good reason organizers never want for volunteers. “They want to be here. They have fun.” All the soups on the menu will be prepared and donated free of charge by area restaurateurs, and a wonderful dessert will be provided by an area pastry chef. Details of who is preparing what are still being finalized. As well, there will be an exhibit of photography by local artistic photographer Dan Garswood, and a raffle will be held at the end of the day for an original print by the artist.

Ministry asks residents to not feed the deer EMC News - The Ministry of Natural Resources reminds people that it is not necessary to feed deer this winter. Deer change their behaviour in winter as the snow deepens, moving into thicker forests and relying upon established trails to move to and from feeding areas. Reasons not to feed deer: • Using the wrong feed can result in digestive problems. People may inadvertently do more harm than good through improper feeding practices. • Feeding may encourage more deer in an area than the habitat can support. This can result in poor reproduction, smaller fawns, and higher winter mortality rates. • Deer-vehicle collisions may occur as deer cross roads to and from feeders. • Deer that come to feeders may lose their natural fear of humans and cause conflicts at other times of the year. • A concentration of deer

support. People can give any amount they wish at any time through the website Donations can be made by credit card, and tax receipts will be issued automatically at the end of the year. Bread Bowls for Bellies will take place at the South Edwardsburgh Community Center at 24 Sutton Drive in Johnstown. The first seating will be at 11:30 a.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling Patsy Gillis at 613-925-4428, or by dropping by the Food Bank at 136 Henry Street West in Prescott.

around artificial feeders can tempt natural predators of deer such as wolves to change their natural habits and come closer to populated areas. • Concentrating deer in an area increases the risk of disease transmission between animals. Although Chronic Wasting Disease has not been found in Ontario in wild animals, there are concerns that encouraging concentrations of deer increases the risk and speed of disease transmission. Artificial feeding: • Deer are designed to store fat, reduce their metabolism and successfully process that fat in the winter while feeding on natural foods according to their daily needs. If deer become dependent on artificial feed their metabolic rate increases and they require more food to survive.

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EMC Events - What better way to fill someone else’s belly than to fill your own. That’s what Bread Bowls for Bellies is all about. The fourth annual event takes place on Saturday, March 2, in Johnstown and will once again offer the public a menu of delicious soups – served up in equally delicious bread bowls – in an effort to raise much-needed funds for the Food For All Food Bank and its offices in Prescott, Cardinal and Spencerville. Everyone is invited, and tickets are only $15 apiece, with all proceeds going to feed the hungry throughout South Grenville. Apart from a wonderful luncheon, one can also be sure of good company, as the three previous Bread Bowls were packed. “It’s amazing how people are still so giving and supportive of our organization,” says Food For All executive director Bonnie Gommert. “It’s the generosity of the community that makes it happen.” Not only has the community been supportive in attending the event, the community’s support extends to running it as well, as Bread Bowls for Bellies is organized entirely by volunteers. “As Christians, we’re all here to help and serve,” says Kelly Modler, who, along with long-time Food Bank volunteers Georgina Gray and Patsy Gillis, is helping to put the event together. Since the event’s inception, the Johnstown community has taken great pride in putting on a big event, and this year is no exception. Gillis, Gray and Modler are all Johnstown residents and want to see the fundraiser continue to grow. “The Johnstown community has really taken ownership of the event,” says Gray. The more than 150 hungry guests – area politicians and local dignitaries among them – expected to attend Bread Bowls for Bellies will

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Lieutenant-Commander Darryl Rolfe, Detachment Commander for the Regional Cadet Support Unit (Central) at CFB Trenton, presents Captain Amy Belbin, commanding officer of the 661 Royal Canadian Air Cadets Squadron, with a Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Diamond Jubilee Medal at a ceremony in Prescott last week. Belbin was honoured for her service to youth through the Cadet program. Submitted photo

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NEWS & EVENTS HALF LOADS Half load limits go in effect on all Township Roads beginning March 1st.

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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Broadway arrives Bateman, McCarthy clash in at the Firehall latest road trip adventure film EMC Entertainment The OLG Casino Thousand Islands are pleased to present another exciting series of music in cabaret at the Firehall Theatre, in Gananoque. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Broadway Boundâ&#x20AC;? celebrates the Broadway Musical with a wonderful weekend of your favourite songs from some of the bestknown shows that played on broadway and in community theatres and high schools everywhere. It features a cast of experienced vocalists and accompanists. Maryanne Wainman, a celebrated singer with the voice of an angel, Diane Stapley, a talented television musical theatre artist, and Cliff Edwards, a popular easy-listening sing-

MOVIE: Identity Theft STARRING: Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy DIRECTOR: Seth Gordon RATING: 14A EMC Entertainment - The road trip has a long tradition in film. That journey, that quest that the heroes undertake in order to achieve goals that can often go beyond the material and into the spiritual. Very little of that applies to the film Identity Theft. It is a road trip movie though. That much applies. While on the way to begin his new job as Vice President of a financial company Sandy Paterson (Jason Bateman) gets pulled over by the police. A ticket for talking on his cell phone seems like the icing on the cake after learning all his

er, will perform those great songs from â&#x20AC;&#x153;West Side Storyâ&#x20AC;?, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fiddler On The Roofâ&#x20AC;?, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Fantasticksâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oliverâ&#x20AC;?, are a few of the shows chosen. Joining them is Scott Davey, on grand piano, a Thousand Island Playhouse musician, Bob Arlidge, a talented Bass player and Bill Bosworth on drums, known throughout the surrounding area. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s season provides great entertainment for all musical tastes, in cabaret at the Firehall Theatre, Gananoque. For tickets and show information call the Firehall Theatre Box Office at 613-382-7020 or visit


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they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do anything. The only way Sandy is going to get his life back is if he goes after the person who stole it himself. Diane (Melissa McCarthy) has been living pretty high on the hog as Sandy Patterson. So she is pretty surprised when the real Sandy shows up to take her to justice. Diane isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exactly keen on the idea of a road trip to Denver, but when a couple of drug dealers show up with guns blazing she changes her mind. So begins the misadventure for Sandy and Diane as they journey across America together. Identity Theft has its moments. There are some really clever and funny lines. A few that zing past you so fast you almost miss them. As a team Bateman and McCarthy really click. They have some great moments in-

Modern Buddhism topic of special session Feb. 23 EMC Events - A talk on Modern Buddhism - Life without Stress, with Kadampa Buddhist Monk, takes place Feb. 23 in Brockville from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Feb. 23. The cost to attend is $10 and the event takes place at the Healing Arts Centre, 68 King St. E., Brockville. Everyone wishes to solve their daily problems and live a happy and meaningful life.


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cluding a really funny fight scene. There are even a couple of laugh-out-loud moments like the hotel scene. There are also a lot of awkward and uncomfortable scenes. There are parts of the film that are hard to swallow, and a few minor points that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make any sense. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the kinds of things that serve only to distract you from the film. In the end the scales tip in favour of the funny over the awkward, but barely. No one takes abuse quite like Jason Bateman does. He has a brilliantly dry delivery that he uses to maintain his clam façade, but when he does finally lose his temper itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hysterical. Melissa McCarthy is fearless. She isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afraid to do anything in the name of getting a laugh. She gets physical, she dishes out the one-liners, and she knows no shame. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always work for her, but it works more often than not. Identity Theft is funny, but it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oh my gosh you have to see this movieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; funny. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d rank it at just above mildly amusing. Mark Haskinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; column is a regular feature of the EMC.

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Winter Fun Day at Mac Johnson Wildlife Area that has been rescheduled to Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy dog sled races by the Mush Larose Association-Training Division, skating on the pond, cross-country skiing, free snowshoeing for children, and music by Fiddlers Plus. Lunch and refreshments will be available to purchase at the Nature Centre. Admission is just $5 per car. Take Highway 29 north from Brockville to Tincap, turn east on Debruge Road and drive for two km to the main entrance of Mac Johnson Wildlife Area. For more information about the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority, visit or call (613) 546-4228 x 500 or toll free in the 613 region at 1-877-956-CRCA (2722).


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Winter vegetables and corned beef with maple syrup and mustard glaze good meal for stay-at-home day EMC Lifestyle – Beef is a powerhouse of essential nutrients. It’s naturally rich in muscle-building protein and a rich source of iron for energy. Zinc helps us fight off infections, while beef’s rich Vitamin B12 content helps keep our brains in shape at any age. Vitamin D helps build strong teeth and bones, and potassium helps protect bones from osteoporosis.

This delicious and hearty family meal is perfect for a stay-at-home day. Corned beef brisket is gently simmered with spices and herbs then vegetables are added to the pot to cook. Everything is transferred to a roasting pan and the corned beef, carrots and rutabaga are brushed with a maple syrup and mustard glaze and baked. Your home will be filled with a

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In Dutch oven, place corned beef, quartered onions, garlic, bay leaves, cloves and peppercorns; cover with water and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1-½ hours. Peel and chop carrots, potatoes and rutabaga into bite-size pieces. Add to pot; simmer for 12 minutes. Remove meat to centre of 13- X 9-inch (3L) baking dish or shallow casse-

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Food Matters Coalition organizes two grow-yourown vegetable seminars EMC Events - Growing and preserving your own vegetables can help you save money and eat healthy. Most people think you need a huge back yard and a lot of preparation time to grow and preserve. The Food Matters Coalition is organizing two workshops to show you how to grow vegetables and herbs no matter where you live and to offer simple tips on preserving the produce you grow. Workshops are being held on Saturday 8:30 - noon on March 2 in Brockville at Loaves and Fishes and March 23 in Perth at the Table Community Food Centre (formerly the Perth and District Food Bank). For more information or to register call the Health ACTION Line or visit or register directly at: or

Girls Night Out with Wendy Farha March 1 EMC Events - Why not have a Girls’ Night out - with Wendy Farha. A delightful evening of dessert, music and laughter is being offered up March 1, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bethel Christian Reformed Church, Brockville. Advance tickets are $8 and at the door $10, proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Interval House, Brockville. Wendy Farha has been performing her own unique blend of music and comedy for more than 30 years. Known for her warm acoustic guitar, stunningly clear vocals and sensitive lyrics, her songs reflect an intimate personal journey of love, laughter and faith. Advance tickets can be purchased through the church, 117 Windsor Drive, by calling 613-345-2050.

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Heritage Week at Arthur Child honours Elizabeth Barnett and the Victorians By LORRAINE PAYETTE

EMC Events - The idea of Heritage Week at the Arthur Child Museum in Gananoque always conjures up images of beautiful women in long dresses, large hats and gloves, accompanied by refined and handsome gentlemen in suits, ascots and top hats. And this image is just what can be expected as two wonderful days are presented to both entertain and inform. Activities commence with the ever popular “Victorian Tea and Sweets”, which will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 1 - 3:30 p.m. A feast for the eyes as well as the palate, the event sells out quickly so advance ticket purchases are highly advised. “Beautifully dressed tables, fresh flowers, fine china and special touches offer an ambiance of times gone by,” says Linda Mainse, Executive Director at the Arthur Child Heritage Museum. “The lovely ladies, both staff and volunteers (will be) dressed in period costumes, graciously serving their guests delicious sweet treats and warm artisanal tea in fine fashion.” As an added treat, the Victorians themselves will be getting a history lesson

as renowned writer and storyteller Deborah Dunleavy comes in to regale them with “Battlefield Petticoats – Women in the War of 1812”. A resident of Brockville, she is well known for her ability to entertain and amuse as she teaches just a little something new. “Deborah brings to life the experiences, stories and challenges the women of 1812 faced during this changing time,” says Mainse. “From tragedy to laughter and song, Deborah weaves a tapestry of characters that will delight, inform and engage.”

Then on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 1 - 3:30 p.m. the museum will be presenting “Elizabeth Barnett Day – Court Whist Tournament and Tea”. Another extremely popular event, it is already nearly sold out. Barnett was Gananoque’s Laura Secord, a 22-year-old school mistress who overheard a conversation on Feb. 20, 1838, which included plans for a raid on Gananoque. A new Canadian who had emigrated from the US, she had been visiting family in Lafargeville, NY, and legend says that she walked back across the fro-

zen river to warn the Canadians and save them from Van Rensselaer’s Patriots. In 1996, Feb. 21 was declared as Elizabeth Barnett Day in Gananoque and what better way to celebrate than to attend the Tournament and Tea. Tickets for the Victorian Tea are $5 apiece, and the Museum asks that you call 613-382-2535 in advance as seating is very limited. They will also happily provide you with more information concerning the Elizabeth Barnett Day – Court Whist Tournament and Tea.

Howe Island to share winter tales from the past century By LORRAINE PAYETTE

EMC News - The Howe Island Historical Society will be sponsoring an evening of local lore, legends and reminiscences at St. Philomena’s Parish Hall, 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28. Called “Howe Island Winter Tales from the Past Century”, it promises something for everyone. “This is an opportunity to recall the impact of the cold and sometimes extraordinary weather conditions on daily life over the past century during the winter months,” says Jan Gravelle of the Howe Island Ratepayers Association. “The focus

will be on farming practices, transportation issues, school life, household routines and social activities.” The evening promises to be warm and friendly as well as informative. All Islanders, young and old, new or established, are encouraged to attend and listen to tales of winters spent on Howe. From the Blizzard of ’77 to the Ice Storm of ’98, and everything in between, residents have faced conditions and won the battle of the elements, sometimes with a chuckle and a smile, sometimes while bearing up under the heaviest of trag-

edies. Everyone who attends is encouraged to bring their personal photos, family albums, newspaper clippings, and other pieces of the past that they have collected to share. “Some local individuals have already offered to be on hand to share ‘island lore’ and personal experiences,” says Gravelle. “We expect that those present will add accounts as well.” There is no charge for the evening, and refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact

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Historic address EMC Events - The 254th anniversary supper of the birth of Robbie Burns was celebrated on Saturday, January 26 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 96, Brockville with about 80 people attending. Throughout the evening, attendees enjoyed a Scottish meal prepared by chef Paul Hurder with the Haggis being piped into the auditorium. Traditional toasts took place and medal winner Shannon Murphy delighted the group with her Scottish Highland Dancing followed by the meal and entertainment by the Brockville Legion Pipes and Drums Band. At left, pipe major of the Brockville Legion Pipes and Drums Band Stewart Nimmo reads the words of Robert Burns, 1786, the Address to a Haggis, saying ‘Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face’ Great chieftain o’ the puddin’ -race!’. Following the address, there was a Toast to the Haggis Party and the chef Paul Hurder. Photo by DOREEN BARNES

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Young artists create dragons, cowboys and aliens at South Grenville DHS EMC News – Students at South Grenville District High School have created beautiful images of cowboys, dragons, alien soldiers and criminal masterminds. Twenty-seven students in teacher Christine Sloan’s Grade 11 art class have just finished their major art project for the semester – an exercise that allowed students to etch their designs into small Plexiglas plates and then print their creations on five-by-eight paper. “It’s really about the process behind it rather than just the art design,” explained Sloan of the benefits of the final or “summative” project. The exercise challenged students to create original hand-drawn designs, carefully etch them into the Plexi-

glas sheets to different depths for different shading, as well as incorporate writing into their designs, which required students to etch their lettering backwards. The students were then required to bring their prints to Sloan in a mock business exercise in which the teacher played the role of an art magazine publisher. Students had to explain their art and “sell” her on the idea of featuring it in her magazine. Grade 11 student and comic book fan Patrick Chapman created an abstract of the Marvel character The Joker, displaying the fictional criminal mastermind’s face as distorted and twisted. “I enjoyed creating it for the shock value of it – the way it gets people’s attention,”

said Chapman of producing the work. He enjoyed learning about etching and the interplay of shading created with differing depths of etching, adding that the class project exposed him to a variety of new artistic techniques. Before, his art was limited to sketching, he said. “This was all very new to me,” he said. “I’ve definitely improved because of the different assignments we’ve done in class this year. “ While he has the talent to produce the artwork for comics, Chapman says he wants to use his artistic abilities as a writer in future – perhaps to develop scripts for comics. Submitted by the Upper Canada District School Board.

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Glenn and Barbara Humphry are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Christine to Geoff Patreau. The wedding will take place May 23, 2013 at a private service. Congratulations Mommy & Geoff Love James David

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HUDSON, Jill Luise – In loving memory of our beloved daughter and sister who went to be with her Lord on February 25, 2012. Life has many hardships To bear along the way. We bore the saddest one of all, One year ago on this day. We hold you close within our hearts, And there you will remain, To walk beside us all our lives, Until we meet again. Always in our hearts, George and Luise, Geoffrey and David

For all your Glass NeedsMirror, Plexiglass, Lexan, Thermos, Showers, Stove, and Screen Replacement. Residential and Commercial. Leeds Glass (613)345-2032.

J’s New to You. Spring items arriving daily. Good selection, capris, shorts, t-shirts and tank tops. Reasonably priced. 71 King St., East, Brockville. 613-342-2965.

High wooden table and 4 chairs, leather seats, 4 months old. Price new $650, asking $300. 613-342-8795. *HOT TUB (SPA) Covers-Best Price. Best quality. All shapes and colours. Call 1-866-652-6837.

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Contact Superintendents at 5, 9, 13, 17, 21 Glenn Wood .......... 613-246-6504 613-342-6439 10 Glenn Wood ..................... 613-246-6504 613-342-6439 20 & 30 Glenn Wood .............. 613-865-9450 613-865-9450

Lyndhurst Gun & Militaria Show at the Lyndhurst Legion. Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, 9 am-3 pm. Halfway between Kingston and Smiths Falls. Take Hwy 15 to 33, follow 33 to the Legion. Admission $5.00. Ladies and accompanied children under 16 free. Buy/sell/trade. Firearms, ammunition, knives, military antiques, hunting gear & fishing tackle. For show info and table inquiries call John (613)928-2382, All firearm laws are to be obeyed, trigger locks are required.



FIREWOOD D&D Tree Service has firewood for sale at $70 per face cord. This wood has been drying for over a year and is high quality cut and split hardwood. Call D&D Tree Service 613-345-3963.

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2007 Chev Impala LS - Very Clean, 143k ............$6,995 2007 Dodge Caravan - Sto N’ Go, 165k .........only $6,995 2007 GMC Crew Cab Z71 4X4 - Loaded, 168k ..... $14,995 2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5 Only 161k .............$6,900 2013 Hyundai Elantra Fully Loaded 29k ........... $17,299 2011 KIA RONDO 7 Passenger 54k .................. $13,995 2005 TOYOTA COROLLA CE Only 72k .................$7,995 2005 GMC 2500HD EXT CAB 4X4 8’ BOX ........... $14,900 2006 HONDA CIVIC - 2 door coupe, loaded, one owner, 120k ......................................$7,995 2006 GMC CANYON SLE - Ext. Cab, 132k ...........$8,495 2005 GMC Reg. Ca - 4x4, 113k .......................$9,495

Complete steel roofing & siding packages Bob Perkins 613-342-6030

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

Russian SKS rifles, 7.62x39 calibre, manufactured circa 1953, excellent condition with sling, oiler, cleaning kit. $219. Gun-Mart, Hwy 29, Brockville, 613-342-4037.


Girl’s hockey equipment, and bag, used once, asking $200. Phone 613-652-1891 after 6 p.m. Harrington & Richardson brake action Model SB2, ultra cal. 233 rem. with 4- 16x40 tasco and bipod. $550. 613-924-9368.


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Ladies figure skates, size 6, worn one season, paid $350, asking $150. Phone 613-652-1891 after 6 p.m. 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.

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

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2003 700 Polaris sled, electric reverse, blue and yellow with trail pass, asking $4,200. Phone 613-652-1891 after 6 p.m.

In loving memory of our dear daughter, Kyla. We thought of you today, But that is nothing new. We thought of you yesterday, And will tomorrow too. We think of you in silence, And make no outward show, For what it meant to lose you, Only those who love you know. Remembering you is easy, We do it every day, It’s the heartache of losing you. That will never go away.

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.


2 Person Spa (hot tub) with chemicals and manual, very good condition, $400. Phone 613-924-0153.



Gananoque Wheels of Carewheelchair accessible transportation service. Seniors and disabled persons. Information or requests. (613)382-4831.

The family of the late Brian Lagrove wishes to express their appreciation to family, friends and neighbours for food, flowers, cards, phone calls, memorial donations and shared expressions of sympathy at the loss of a loving husband, son, father and brother. The family thanks Rev. Witten for conducting the service, Coby Zandbergen for the solo and eulogy, ladies of Christian Reform Church in Dixon’s Corners for the lovely luncheon after the service and thanks to Irvine Funeral Home for their kindness. To Dr. Heymans, nurses and staff at Winchester District Memorial Hospital and Palliative Home Care for their care and compassion in making Brian as comfortable as possible. Our family is grateful to be surrounded by so many loving people and will always remember the kindness shown during this difficult time. Marilyn, Alton, Nelda Lagrove and families

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NOW RENTING Adult Living To view, call 613-314-1195


Office for Conway Shofield and Front at 91 Front St. W. Beautiful 1 & 2 bdrm suites & 2 bdrm TH, GREAT VALUE, FANTASTIC MOVE IN INCENTIVES! Lovely suites, on-site mgmt, basic cable incl., laundry, events! DROP IN TODAY!



Brockville Club available for rent for Anniversary parties, weddings, birthday parties, stag & does, etc. Call Brockville Club 613-342-3494.

would like to thank The Wine Shop for their donation to our recent Bowl-a-Thon held Jan 20, 2013. Our apology for missing you in our original thank you ad.


FULLER – In loving memory of Hazel, our dear mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandma who passed away February 27, 2011 and Eric, our dear father, father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandpa who passed away May 24, 2003. Loving memories never die, As years roll on and days pass by, In our hearts a memory is kept, Of the ones we love and will never forget. Forever in our hearts, Sharron and Korny, John and Pat, Paul and Asta, Susan and Caleb, Carole, Josephine and Kathy, your grandchildren and great-grandchildren

KORIM, Irene - In loving memory of a dear mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother who passed away February 18, 2006. This day is remembered And quietly kept, No words are needed We shall never forget; For those we love don’t go away; They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near; Still loved, still missed and very dear. Love Always and Forever Dale, Tracy, Eric, Ryan and Tyson Gaudin



Allan (Mort) Mercier HAPPY 80th BIRTHDAY Please join us for cake and coffee Sunday, February 24 1-3 p.m. at St. Thomas Anglican Church Hall Frankville, Ont. “SURPRISE”


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Fast cash for reasonably priced real estate of all types. Call us for free evaluation and consultation. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000. Local retiree will pay cash for cottage, farm or house for winter renovation. Call 613-326-0599. Wanted for scrap: cars, trucks, vans, farm machinery, metal, appliances, hot water tanks, furnaces, oil tanks, batteries, pickup available. Call anytime 613-543-9071.

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TOM’S CUSTOM 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

14% Beef grower 40KG $18.99 pick up at Ritchie Feed & Seed, 3043 Hwy #29 Brockville 613-341-9343. Good selection of purebred Charolais bulls, 1 and 2 year olds. Pick Sire now, delivery when required. 613-275-2930. Limo X Char bull. 1 year old. Very quiet. Delivery when required. 613-275-2930. Registered Hereford yearling bull, “put quality genetics in your herd” good temperament and confirmation. Contact Burt 613-489-3136. Wanted to buy, horses, colts and ponies, all types. Contact Bob Perkins at (613)342-6030.

Border Collie puppies. Looking for amazing families for these amazing puppies. 613-839-0582, Pet Grooming small to large, dogs and cats. Brushing, bathing, shave downs, trims etc. Call Bonita 613-926-0417.

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2 bedroom apt. Brockville north end. Available immediately. $850 all inclusive. 613-889-3017, 613-246-0933. 4 bedroom apt. Prescott. Brand new. $1295 all inclusive. Available immediately. 613-889-3017, 613-246-0933. Brockville- 3 bedroom house on quiet street. Newly renovated. $1,000/mth plus. No pets. 613-275-1726 evenings, leave message. House for Rent. Located 2935 Highway 43 in Kemptville. Riverfront and Highway Front location. Ideal for home based business or small family. Please call 613-296-6018. Prescott Rare Opportunity one and two bedroom apartments. Suitable for seniors, well maintained. Appliances, parking included. GK3 Group 613-499-3293.

Brockville, 15 Royal Crescent, 3 bedroom house, completely renovated, $179,900. Mortgage is cheaper than renting. 613-498-8246.

800 sq.ft. retail. Busy plaza. Excellent parking. Utilities included. Contact Susan 613-342-0586.

Buyer waiting for acreage with or without buildings for top cash price. Call us for free evaluation. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000. CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. No RISK program. STOP Mortgage and Maintenance payments today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Free Consultation. Call us NOW. We can help! 1-888-356-5248 Delta village- $31,000 buys 7 room home in need of renovation. Huge treed lot. Good well and septic. Terms as desired. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000. Hobby Farm 72 rolling acres, paved road. Like new barn 50’x56’, well, water course runs through. Over $20,000 of standing timber. $72,500. 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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Why pay expensive real estate fees? Sell direct for quick closing. Looking for reasonably priced properties or acreage in Brockville or the surrounding area. Brian Nolan 613-345-6786.

HELP WANTED!!! Up to $1000 Weekly paid in advance!!! Mailing our brochures/postcards or paid biweekly!! TYPING ADS for our company. PT/FT. Genuine Opportunity! No Experience Needed!

Breakfast Room AttendantDuties: Prepare Breakfast, Attending to customers needs, and Attention to Cleanliness of room. Early hours. Part-time work. Must be available weekends. Wages negotiated. Server experience is an asset. Email resume to or drop off at desk.

Housekeeping SupervisorDuties: overseeing staff, room inspections, scheduling and laundry duties. Part-time to full-time hours. Starting wage negotiated. Hotel experience an asset. Weekdays and weekends. Please email resume to or drop off at front desk. Phone 613-382-3511.


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Box NP c/o the EMC P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T1 Hardware/Building Supply Store Manager. Full time. Excellent opportunity for an outgoing person. Based in Iqaluit Nunavut. We are seeking an self motivated individual, with experience working in a retail building supply store. with the ability to merchandize, and deal with tradesmen. We offer an attractive wage and accommodations. E-mail resume to

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

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Spotless 2 bedroom large bungalow. Double garage, full basement on huge lot in Cardinal. $134,900. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

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Positions are suitable for value-based people who recognize the importance of and are dedicated to assisting people with intellectual disabilities, to have valued social roles in the community. DSW, PSW and or community focused individuals with personal experience would be an asset. Applicants must be able to provide personal care, and have some ability to lift or transfer. Candidates must be available to work mornings, evenings and weekends. Some positions also require overnight support. Currently looking to hire for the Seeleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bay, Gananoque, Smiths Falls and Brockville area. Please forward resume to BDACI, Attention: Crystal Dietschweiler 2495 Parkedale Ave., Unit #4 Brockville, Ont K6V3H2 Fax: 613-345-7469 Email:

Part-time Manager/Co-ordinator The Prescott BIA is embarking on the second year of the Downtown Revitalization Program and require a part-time Manager/Co-ordinator to help with the exciting and demanding work ahead.


Duties will include: 3 implementation of programs, promotions, events and policies of the BIA 3 ďŹ nancial, human resource and volunteer coordination 3 interaction with BIA members 3 co-ordination of administrative functions of the BIA 3 assistance with a website Initially this is a contract position for 11 months. It requires a 20-hour week with ďŹ&#x201A;exible hours. The successful candidate will demonstrate communication, marketing and organizational skills and applicable education background and experience. Remuneration will be commensurate with qualiďŹ cations.

SECRETARY/RECEPTIONIST Our ďŹ rm requires a part-time secretary/receptionist (3 days per week) for March and April. Interested applicants should possess advanced Word Perfect, Word skills and be familiar with other computer software programs. The successful candidate must be personable, well organized and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Send your letter and complete resume with references to: EMC BOX â&#x20AC;&#x153;NQâ&#x20AC;? P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls K7A 4T1


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Job covers a wide range of duties including helping choose frames, repairing and adjusting glasses, operating specialized testing equipment and dealing with the public. Approx. 34 hours/ week. Basic computer skills and manual dexterity required. Training provided. Not all applicants will be interviewed. Resumes, with references, should be dropped off at Dr. Price, Optometrist, 55 Garden St., Gananoque CL411888_0221

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Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Client Services works in partnership with the FCMHAS leadership team, accountable for setting a strategic vision for Client Services within the context of Mental Health and Addictions services in Southeast LHIN.

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Inspiring and leading the team of Mental Health and Addictions leaders, you ensure that the strategic objectives and operational plans are carried out to provide a seamless, efficient and effective delivery of services within a people centered environment. The director is values-based and ensures that services are provided in keeping with the vision, values and strategic directions of FCMHAS and advancing the development of integration of Mental Health and Addiction Services within the Southeast LHIN.



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Housekeeping Services. Mature, reliable, responsible individual available for housekeeping. Bondable, references available. 613-543-2117.

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Certified PSW available to care for your loved ones in their home, 7 days/week. Light housekeeping including laundry, meals. 613-342-9484.

You will lead the client services team in identifying service delivery models and processes that promote the integration of services while addressing clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs in the community, while maintaining system sustainability. Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree in Psychology, Nursing or Social Work and or undergraduate degree in Psychology, Nursing or Social Work along with a Masters in Health Services Administration or Masters in Business Administration. Minimum of eight (8) yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; recent, related experience in a progressively senior leadership role within a health care setting, including direct supervisory experience. Please visit our website to view a more detailed job posting.





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ROTHESAY DIVE SITE and MAYNARD RECREATION CENTRE The Township of Augusta is accepting tenders from qualiďŹ ed contractors for the following two projects: TENDER 2013-004 Rothesay Dive Site Tree Trimming TENDER 2013-005 Maynard Recreation Centre Insulation SITE VISITS will be conducted on Monday, February 25, 2013: Rothesay Dive Site, on the St. Lawrence River at the base of Merwin Lane at 9:00 am Maynard Recreation Centre, 10 Robert Road, Maynard at 10:30 am Tenders must be received by the undersigned in a sealed envelope clearly marked with the tender contract number(s) before 12:00 noon on March 6, 2013 to the Township of Augusta Municipal OfďŹ ce at: 3560 County Rd 26, RR2 Prescott, ON, K0E 1T0. Attention Mike Larocque, CAO/Clerk Tender documents may be obtained from the Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OfďŹ ce at the Township OfďŹ ce from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or at LOWEST OR ANY TENDER NOT NECESSARILY ACCEPTED.



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: Items will be edited as necessary. Please include name, address and phone number.

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Athens and district snowmobile club monthly wing night on February 21, 4-9 p.m. at the Athens snowmobile club, 4 km west of Athens on Hwy 42. Athens World Day of Prayer, rotates between different churches in the area each year, takes place Friday, March 1, 10:30 a.m. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s host: Athens Baptist Church, 15 Church St. Luncheon to follow. Come Build, Share and display your creation Lego Kids Club- boys/ girls ages 9-12 years, parent/guardian may accompany their child, Friday February 15 & 22, 6:30 pm, Township of Athens Public library. Foot Care, CPHC (Community Primary Health Care) Foot Care Clinics, at Athens Lionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club on the second and fourth Monday of each month. Info: 613-924-1629. Appointments are required. Sat. March 2, 8:00 pm. Freddy Vette and the Flames. Joshua Bates Centre. Tickets: Athens Township Hall (613)924-2044 or J.B. Kelly Insurance 613 345-3032. Soup, Sandwich, Dessert Lunch at Athens United Church beside ADHS on Friday, February 22, 11-1.

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Adult Lecture Series, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Climate Change, Water Resources, Fish and Fisheries: Driving Environmental Factors and Shifting Baselinesâ&#x20AC;? Dr John Casselman, Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s University, Tuesday, March 5, 10-noon. Brockville Museum, 5 Henry St. Register in advance 613-342-4397.

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Adult Lecture Series, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Daily Life During the War of 1812 in the North Countryâ&#x20AC;? Constance Barone, Sackets Harbor Battlefield NY, Tuesday, February 26, 10-noon. Brockville Museum, 5 Henry St. Register in advance 613342-4397. Breast Cancer Support Group, fourth Tuesday every month, (February 26) Westminster Public School, 29 Central Ave W, 6:158:30 p.m upstairs in the library. Phone 613-865-8742. Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Support Group meeting. Feb. 28, 1 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 10 Church St. Coffee Break: Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s small group Bible study, Thursdays 9:3011 a.m., at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, 117 Windsor Dr. Childcare available. Info: Susanne (613)345-4475. Comforting Arts. February 20 and 27. Explore painting with Willy Primeau of Artistically Moving Forward, 10-11:30 a.m. St Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anglican Church Hall, 12 Pine St. Wear your painting shirt or apron. Info: 613-345-2793. Diabetes Exercise Class every Wednesday, 10:30-12. Low impact. Register at Rideau Valley Diabetes Services, 2479 Parkedale Ave or call 613-498-1555. Epilepsy Resource Centre Speaker Night. Tuesday, February 26, 7 p.m. at CPHC, 333 California Ave., Unit 13B. Topic: Living with Epilepsy: Stories and Strategies. Girls Night Out! Hosted by the Coffee Break ladies group from Bethel Christian Reformed Church, 117 Windsor Drive. Friday, March 1st, 7 pm. Proceeds: Interval House in Brockville. www. Healthy Cooking for Diabetes session, February 27, sponsor: Rideau Valley Diabetes Services. You must register as spaces are limited, 613-498-1555. International Taoist Tai Chi Open House. Mar. 2. 10-noon. St. Lawrence Anglican Church Hall, corner of Pine & (80) Park. Kinsmen Club of Brockville, 2nd Annual Pizza Party, Saturday, March 2, St Lawrence College Studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub, 6-9 p.m. Tickets/or to donate an auction gift: Jim Gilbert 613-342-4532 or Rob Smith 613498-0827. Lunch- Legion. Every Friday. 12-1 p.m. 613-345-0473. Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Exercise Programme, every Wednesday, 10 a.m., Presbyterian Church. Come to our Wednesday class for a tryout. Public Talk on modern buddhism, life without stress with a kadampa buddhist monk, Saturday, February 23, 10-12 at the Healing Arts Centre, 68 King St E. Thousand Islands Quilterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guild first meeting of 2013, February 28, held at the Legion, 180 park St. Membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; library opens at 6:30 p.m., meeting starts at 7. Garage sale at this meeting. Info: www.thousandislandquiltersguild. com Transition Brockville will host a Sustainability Workshop led by Leslie White, City of Brockville, on Sunday, February 24 at 2 p.m. at the Brockville Public Library, Buell St. World Day of Prayer Service. Friday, March 1st, 2 pm. Host Church: St. Lawrence Anglican Church, 80 Pine Street (Corner of Park and Pine Street). Celebrating

France. 613-345-7819, 613-3455717, Young at Heart (50+) PotBlessing Luncheon. Feb. 28, 12 noon, Highway Pentecostal Church, 800 Stewart Blvd. Old Fashioned Hymn Sing.

Baby Rhyme Time, Ontario Early Years, for parents and their babies birth to 12 months. Benson Public School, 4005 James St. Tues. Jan. 22-March 19, 1:30-3 p.m. To register call 1-866-4338933 ext 2374. Benefit Performance for the Cardinal Foodbank by Diane Shedrick, Cardinal Pentecostal Church #926 Hwy 2, Saturday, February 23, 7 p.m.

Gananoque Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Network meeting, February 27, Legion. Guest speaker: Mike Stafford from the Boys and Girls Club. Call Bev 613-382-3878 or Marion 613659-2161. Kids Have Stress Too! Snapshot: Ontario Early Years. Program designed to help parents better understand childhood stress. St. Joseph Catholic School. March 7. 6-8 p.m. Register: 1-866-433-8933 ext. 2374. Mini MindMasters- Ontario Early Years. How to use and reinforce positive living skills. United Counties of Leeds & Grenville Bldg. 375 William St. S. March 2, 9:30-12:30. Register: 866-4338933. ext. 2374. Penny Mountain 6th Annual Fundraiser for Leukemia, Friday, March 1, 9-5:30 at the TD Bank in Gananoque. Info or drop off call Cathy 613-382-2720. Toddler Creative Art- Ontario Early Years. Adults and toddlers 18 months-3 years. Creative art mediums and tools. 375 William St. S. Wednesdays March 6-27. 9:30-11 a.m. 866-433-8933 ext. 2374. Winter market at Grace United Church, corner of Stone & Pine St, March 2, 10-2. Vendors, artists, bake table and more.

Chili Cook-off Contest, Iroquois Legion, February 23, All entries welcome, entries must be in by 4 p.m. Judging at 5. Music by Faye McMillan. Iroquois Dance, Sat. Feb. 23, 8-12. Williamsburg IOOF Hall. Matt Hayes and Olde Friends.

SAIL Foot Clinics, Monday, February 25. 9 a.m.-12 noon at the Library, 179 Jonas St. Appointments required. Transportation available 613-382-1175.

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St. Lawrence speed skaters have good showing Feb. 8-9 EMC Sports - St Lawrence had a strong showing in the Canadian age class long track speed skating championships in Winnipeg Feb. 8 and 9. Three local skaters represented Team Ontario at the competition. Nick Everett was fourth in the 13-year-old male category. His 3000m time was the fastest in his age group at 5:08.82. He was the top skater from Ontario in his age group. He placed third for bronze medals in the 100m and 500m

sprints. Connor Taugher was 11th overall in the 14-year-old male group and was second overall from Ontario. He had two top ten finishes (8th in 100m and 9th 300m) and was the top Ontario skater in both the sprints. Taugher was 12th overall in the 3000m. Chloe Segal placed 13th overall in the 12-year-old female group. She was 10th in the 3000m, 14th in the 100m and 12th in the 500m races.

From left, Connor Taugher, Chloe Segal and Nick Everett, St. Lawrence speed skaters perform at the Canadian age class long track speed skating championships in Winnipeg Feb. 8 and 9.

PGA Tour Canada invites registration for California Qualifying School By LORRAINE PAYETTE

EMC Sports - Local golfers interested in getting a chance on the pro circuit can get out there and see if they really have what it takes. PGA TOUR Canada will be holding a Qualifying School at the Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon in Beaumont, California. They have opened registration for the program which is to take place from April 7 – 12. “PGA TOUR Canada QSchool has a history of producing some great players at

this level and beyond,” said PGA TOUR Canada President Jeff Monday. A minimum of 40 players will earn their PGA TOUR Canada cards at the Qualifying School, of whom the top 20 will earn exempt status while the next 20 plus ties will earn their conditional cards. “The top five players on the 2013 Order of Merit will earn highly-placed status on the Tour, with the leading money winner earning exempt status for the year,” said


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include Spencer Levin, Brendan Steele, Adam Hadwin and Andres Gonzales. “We’re looking forward to seeing the crop of players to come from this Q-School and the impact they’ll make on PGA TOUR Canada,” said Monday. PGA TOUR Canada conducted its California Quali-


fying School in Beaumont in 2012 and is pleased to be returning to do it again. Participant Andrew Roque claimed medalist honours, and then went on to win the first event of the season at the Times Colonist Island Savings Open. “The competition will take place April 9-12, with April

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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: 613924-1629. Euchre- sponsored by Rebekah Lodge #313, Tues. March 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.

Garden seminar. Sat. Feb. 23. 10-3. Mallorytown Legion Hall. Sponsor: Front of Yonge Community in Bloom. Lunch and door prizes. 613-923-2176 or 613-9231571 to reserve. Gardening Seminar. Feb. 23, Legion Hall. 10-3. Question and answer period. Lunch included. Door prizes. Tickets: 613-9232176, 613-923-1571. SAIL Diners’ Club, Wednesday, February 27, 12 noon, Legion Hall, 13 Quabbin Rd. For seniors and adults with physical & mental disabilities. Transportation available. Reservations: 613-382-1175.

Dinner & Dance, Sunday, February 24, Grenville Snowmo-

bile Assoc. Club House, music by: “Country Seven” from 2-6 p.m Pork dinner 6 p.m Info: Audrey Patterson 613-925-3001. Euchre every Tuesday sponsored by Fort Wellington Seniors Club at 455 Dibble St W. Light lunch, good prices, New time 6:30. Info: 613-925-0335. Grenville Fish & Game Club’s 16th Annual Pike Ice Fishing Derby. Feb. 23, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Elevator Bay (fishing area on St. Lawrence River, Prescott Harbour to Cardinal). Sponsor: Grenville Fish & Game Club. 613-925-3408. Mayfield Retirement Residence will be at TD Bank on King St selling cupcakes in support of the Humane Society from 10-2, February 25. Advance orders available call Karey at 613-925-3784. Play & Learn Drop-In 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)9254975. Roast beef supper, Saturday, February 23, Friendship Hall, Henry St, 2 settings, 5 and 6:16 p.m Call 613-925-4784 or 613-9254268 Oddfellows & Rebekahs. Story Time, Ontario Early Years. Parents, caregivers and their children birth-6 years, 360 Dibble St. W. Fri. February 22, 9:30-11 a.m. Info: 1-866-433-8933 ext 2374.

Casino Royale & Silent Auction! Sat. Feb 23 8:00 p.m. at the North Gower Alfred Taylor Rec Centre. Help support the N.G. Co-op Nursery School. Fantastic auction items! For ticket and more info see Upcoming Events at www. Dance Toledo Legion, Sunday, March 3. Featuring Sagebrush. Doors open at 1. Dance starts at 2, followed by hot pork supper at 5.

Pancake Feast and Silent Auction Fundraiser for King’s Kitchen and Prescott & Grand Chapter Benevolence Saturday, Feb., 23, 8 AM-2:30 PM. Auction results, 3 PM Hunter’s Sugarsack, Spencerville.


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The Great Waterway Classic added to 2013 PGA Tour Canada schedule Canadian Junior Golf Association to operate event in Morrisburg EMC Sports – The Great Waterway Classic has been added to the 2013 PGA TOUR Canada schedule. The event will take place Aug. 19-25 at Upper Canada Golf Course in Morrisburg. The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) will be the host organization conducting the event, which will see players deep in the race for the five Tour cards that will be handed out at the end of the season. “We’re extremely pleased to add The Great Waterway Classic to this year’s schedule,” said PGA TOUR Canada President, Jeff Monday. “This tournament is going to showcase some of the great golf in the region, and the players will be spoiled by the area’s activities and scenery.” Laced together by the sparkling St. Lawrence River, Rideau Canal, Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario, this stunning region serves up all the ingredients of a perfect golf getaway. On its shores you’ll find fascinating history, quaint villages, inspiring art, live theatre and gastronomic delights at every turn. On its waters, enjoy world-class sailing, scuba diving, pristine beaches and leisurely cruises. “The Great Waterway Tourism Region is pleased to be back for a second year as the title sponsor of The Great Waterway Classic,” said Ste-

phen Paul, Chair of The Great Waterway. “We are excited to be partnering with PGA TOUR Canada and the Canadian Junior Golf Association to produce an event that will highlight our beautiful region and our fabulous golf courses. This year promises to be even bigger and better and will most definitely be the highlight of the golf season in The Great Waterway.” As part of the CJGA’s management of the event, a select number of junior golfers will gain entry into the tournament through a series of qualifiers across Canada. The CJGA operates a competitive development program that focuses on all areas of the sport including clinics, tournaments, mentoring programs with tour professionals and sending teams to represent the CJGA and Canada in international competition. “The CJGA is delighted to be involved with The Great Waterway Classic and to be affiliated with the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Canada,” said Brad Parkins, Chief Operations Officer of the CJGA. “Bringing a first class event to The Great Waterway Region will showcase not only some of the TOUR’s top players, but it will enable some of the country’s top junior players to gain an invaluable experience during tournament week.” The CJGA has been a

stepping-stone for thousands of juniors across Canada and is no stranger to churning out top performing players across the country. With an extensive alumni list playing on professional tours around the world, notable former members include the top four players on the PGA TOUR Canada’s 2012 Order of Merit, Matt Hill, Michael Gligic, Cory Renfrew and Eugene Wong, respectively. Stephen Ames, a four-time winner on the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Canada alumnus, has been the CJGA National Spokesperson since 2009. Upper Canada course Upper Canada Golf Course has long stood as one of golf’s hidden gems in Eastern Ontario since its construction in the 1960s. At 6,922 yards, the Robbie Robinson design winds through evergreen and deciduous trees and along waterways, challenging beginners and skilled players alike. The Great Waterway Classic becomes the eighth event on the 2013 PGA TOUR Canada schedule which starts in June and ends in September of this year. Eugene Wong won the inaugural playing of The Great Waterway Classic in 2012 at Smuggler’s Glen Golf Course in Gananoque, defeating Daniel Im by a single shot for his second PGA TOUR Canada victory.



Families Helping Families With your support we hope to provide 750 impoverished families with staple food items.

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Will provide 60 lbs of quality staple food products for children, poor families and the elderly living in radioactive contaminated areas in Belarus. These food boxes will be hand delivered to those in most need by volunteers from Brockville and area in March 2013

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