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EMC News - At the Annual General Meeting on March 27, 2013, President Nancy Duffy announced that the 2013 UnitedWay Campaign will be chaired by David Beatty, CEO of Canarm Ltd. and D a v i d Thomas, Director of Education David Beattie with the Upper Canada District School Board. In addressing the meeting, Beatty brought greetings to the Annual General Meeting from the Cabinet and told those present that both he and David Thomas are committed to keeping the wonderful campaign success of UWLG going. Beatty expressed an eagerness in learning more about the workings of the United Way campaign and marveled at the fact that the campaign team continues to inspire more than 400 companies and organizations to continue raising more money on an annual basis. He also commented on the strong, vibrant campaign cabinet that are ready to work on this campaign with both of the

campaign co-chairs. Both Beatty and Thomas are seasoned fundraisers and Beatty acknowledged that D a v i d Thomas throughout his career has been involved with four United W a y s across the province, and that he David Thomas is looking forward to working with the United Way Leeds & Grenville on this campaign. Beatty and Thomas will lead the 56th annual Community Campaign, and that fundraising effort has already begun. Pricedex has just wrapped up their 11th Annual Pricedex Software Corporate 8-Ball Challenge raising more money than ever before, coming in at $ 26,450. Record attendance also graced the event with 34 teams taking part and more than 55 table sponsors coming on board. Plans have already begun for 2014. The 2013 Cabinet has also set their campaign goal for the 2013 campaign and has set their eyes on $1,075,000. That goal represents a four per cent See UNITED page 2

Brockville Legion Branch 96 Ladies Auxiliary celebrates 85 years By DOREEN BARNES

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In the early years, women were asked to help wounded veterans who were hospitalized by visiting them as well as sending parcels, plus volunteering to knit mitts or anything that the servicemen could use. Now days, the Ladies’ Auxiliaries throughout the world are still supporting their Legion Branches and the communities. As for the Brockville Royal Canadian Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary there are about 90 members and they work enthusiastically to cater to functions, have bazaars, donate to local charities including the Operation Harvest Share food Bank, prepare birthday luncheons, have Summer Fun Nights and so many other activities within the Branch . During the 85th anniversary evening’s proceedings 11 members with 50 plus years of service will be recognized. Those include Elizabeth (Betty) Todd, Mary (Shirley) Hunt, Bea Todd, Doris Dixon, Doris Smith, Marion Argue, Jean Mallette, Helen Sinclair, Della Quartus, Edith MacFarlane and Bea Shearer. Since these ladies had joined, the criterion has changed and now anyone can join as long as they have two sponsors and go through the process to become part of the Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary. “You need to have two sponsors to sign for you to become a member and pay the $5 membership fee and the name is brought up at the meeting and the ladies vote to accept the person as a member or not,� offered Sharon Moore. “If accepted, at the next meeting the person is initiated. You do not have to belong to the Legion, to be a member of the Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary.� Should anyone be interested in joining the Auxiliary or want to buy tickets for this very special occasion, drop by the Brockville Royal Canadian Legion, 180 Park St. or call 613-345-0473.

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versary of our National Parks system and there was an ad that was run nationally that identified this park as the St. Lawrence Islands National Park. This made people wonder where the park was, as the St. Lawrence runs all the way from Kingston to the Gulf of St. Lawrence, so the name didn’t clearly define where it was. Private Members Bill-C370 was tabled and, with the election in 2011, we worked it through, getting all parties support in the end, and as of yesterday at 4:30 it received royal assent. The official name of the park is now Thousand Islands National Park. “It’s something I’m very excited about. Hopefully it will provide a lot more opportunities and bring in more visitors.” The first sign was then unveiled by MP Brown and Leggo, making it all official. A special celebration is in the works, which is tentatively scheduled for late May or early June. Other events are also planned throughout the summer. “The name Thousand Islands National Park will help this national park renew its place in the consciousness of Canadians and inspire future generations to continue support for this long established protected treasure,” said MP Brown. “The Thousand Islands is known throughout the world as a tourism destination, and Parks Canada can now take advantage of this strong brand and align their public offering with those of other regional tourism providers.” “Over 400,000 visitors a year experience the Thousand Islands by tour boat, travelling the St. Lawrence River among the park islands; with an average of 70,000 visitors stopping to enjoy the many offerings of Thousand Islands National Park,” notes Parks Canada. “As a significant protected area in the heart of the Thousand Islands, Thousand Islands National Park works to promote sustainable recreation while protecting the land and wildlife that make the area a popular tourist destination.” “This name change presents an opportunity to renew Canadians’ passion and support for our country’s treasured natural spaces,” said Kent. “Placing Thousand Islands National Park on the map is a small but significant step that will help enhance public awareness of this incredible park.” To learn more about the park, the name change and events for the upcoming season, please visit them at http://www.pc.gc. ca/eng/pn-np/on/lawren/index.aspx.

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Tall Ships, antique boats, a hot air balloon and three festivals – June 14-16, 2013

Fulford Place hosts tenth antiques appraisal event EMC Events - Do you have a vase that was purchased at a second-hand store but that you think might be worth quite a bit of money? To find out if you have an undiscovered treasure come to Fulford Place Museum’s tenth Antique Appraisal event, at the museum May 4. Those who will be attending will spend a fascinating hour-long closed session

hearing Janet Carlile, noted antiques valuer and appraiser, evaluate 25 personal treasures including your own. If you don’t have an item to be appraised, buy a ticket and enjoy hearing the interesting stories behind other peoples’ treasures. Only ticket holders will be allowed in the room. Carlile will evaluate any items except guns and sewing machines. One

person must be able to carry the item being brought in for appraisal. Tickets are $15 per item, cash only. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are on sale until May 2. Join in for a fun and educational hour as the expert appraiser uncovers the story of your family heirloom. For more information call the museum at 613-4983003.

EMC Events - Converging for a once For more information visit http:// in a lifetime event, three Brockville www.tallshipsbrockville.com or call festivals will host the ‘Tall Ships 1812 1-888-251-7676. Tour’. The weekend opens of month of heritage programming in the region, supR0012011456_0404 ported by the St. Lawrence War of 1812 Bicentennial Alliance. Historic downtown Brockville will come alive with its past on June 14-16, 2013. Commemorating the War of 1812, the Tall Ships tour in Brockville will feature 13 ships, vessels from the Clayton Antique Boat Museum, as well as dinner charters and sail-outs on the Empire Sandy. A special free performance by the Great Lake Swimmers will be given aboard the Brigantine Fair Jeanne on June 14 at 9 p.m. followed by fireworks atop of Tall Ships Landing. Flames of War, a multi media “fusion” of video, sound, music, drama and dance, will tell visitors the story of the War of 1812. A Parks Canada exhibit will provide a backdrop on the conflict. The weekend will also feature heriIt’s a sad time when a small town loses their pharmacy. On Thursday, March 28 Delta tage programming such as the Akwesasne Travel Troupe, a period military Community Pharmacy closed its doors for the last time. For more than 15 years John encampment, and a sneak preview of the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival’s Taylor, the Pharmacist and owner of Delta Pharmacy has served the community and newly commissioned play, Maid for a Musket. surrounding area. When a pharmacy closes, the law dictates that all current files must The Great Waterway, a Regional Tourism Organization that promotes be sent to an existing drug store. After careful consideration John has sent his files to and invests in tourism from Quinte West to the Quebec border, has acquired a hot Athens Pharmasave which is owned and operated by myself, Donnie McElwain. air balloon that will fly high above the skies of The Great Waterway and OttaI’ve worked for John for many years and later was a partner with John. He is a tough wa this summer. The official launch will be commemorated by a ribbon burning act to follow. He is a tremendous Pharmacist with great people skills. I’ve learned a lot ceremony at the Brockville Tall Ships tour in Reynolds Park on Friday, June from him over the years. We wish John the best in the future and would like to thank 14 at 3:30 p.m. Complimentary tethered rides will be available weather permithim for the service he has provided. ting. Two other major events will also be The store in Athens is open 6 days a week; weekdays until 5:30 pm and held over the monumental weekend. The fourth annual 1000 Islands Wine Saturday 9 am-1 pm. We will be providing a delivery service to the Delta and and Food Festival will take place at the Brockville Memorial Centre on June Lyndhurst area 2 days a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays. 14-15. And Diana Panton will perform at the 1000 Islands Jazz & Blues FesIf this is not convenient, people also have the option of going to Akops Pharmacy in tival on June 15 at the Brockville Arts Centre. Elgin, Seeley’s Bay Pharmacy in Seeley’s Bay or any other pharmacy they choose. The arrival of the Tall Ships is part of a pan provincial event that will travel throughout Ontario during the summer We look forward to serving the people in the area and hope that the Delta store of 2013, commemorating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. closing does not cause too much inconvenience. Brockville is the first port of call on the province-wide tour, hosting one of Sincerely, the biggest fleets this summer. From June 14 to Sept. 2 the Tall Ships will travel to 16 Ontario ports, including Brockville, Toronto, Hamilton, Port Dalhousie, Sault Ste. Marie, Owen Sound, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Penetanguishene, Midland, Discovery Harbour, Donnie McElwain, BSc Phm Windsor, Amherstburg, Leamington, Kingsville and Pelee Island. This exciting summer of waterfront entertainment is produced in partnership with the ‘Tall Ships Challenge’ Great Lakes 2013 series. Passports to access the ships at the Brockville event will go on sale this month and cost $12 each. Tickets for the dinner charters are $75 per person and take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Sail outs cost $30 per person and will be available June 15 and 16 from noon to 5 p.m..

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Spring no time to go near watercourses

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Intermediate boys basketball teams from Brockville Collegiate Institute (left) and Almonte District High School (right) line up at centre court following the final of the first Upper Canada Sports League championship, played at

Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute on Friday, March 29. The team from BCI, already the local regional champion, knocked off all other regional qualifiers, including Almonte in the final 39-26, to claim the overall title.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Action Plan ads smack of propaganda, reader says DEAR EDITOR: My husband and I were watching a TV show last evening. At least six of those annoying “Canada Action Plan” blurbs were played on the commercial breaks. I have come to discover that over half a billion dollars of Canadian taxpayers’ dollars have been spent by the Harper government in trying to promote themselves. It makes me think of the propaganda spewed by totalitarian regimes. Just think what half a billion dollars could buy! Maybe the Rideau Canal could be maintained to the standards demanded by UNESCO.

Perhaps the colleges and universities need some funds. Retraining programs for laid-off workers would be nice. I really don’t think we need any more pandas but the Canadian environmental agencies might welcome an infusion of cash for their work. I want to see my tax dollars used for worthwhile projects, not in buying votes. Joan Delaney Elgin, ON

EMC Editorial – It seems like forever, but spring is coming. While Mother Nature seems to be playing a good April Fool’s joke on all of us here in Eastern Ontario, warmer days are on the horizon. And while the winter that never ends does reach its ultimate conclusion, it marks a return of fast-running and dangerous waterways throughout the region. While there’s no doubt the slow melt has helped, according to South Nation Conservation (SNC), this is no time to let down our guard. “Water levels near an operated dam can change suddenly without warning,” noted SNC Team Lead for Water Resources Sandra Mancini in a press release. “We caution residents – especially parents of young children – to be wary of changes in flows, high water levels and unstable ice.” According the information bulletin, “SNC monitors snow depth and its water equivalent at seven locations twice a month; this information indicates how well the snow will be able to absorb rainfall and excess water. In addition, there is continuous monitoring of a total of ten stream gauges that measure river levels throughout the watershed.” Despite the heavy late-season snows, the authority has not had to issue flood warning messages so far this spring. That’s not to say conditions are safe, however. Despite taking what should be the necessary precautions, all too often we read about tragedies, of someone straying too close to the edge and slipping into the near freezing water. From there, it can take just seconds for hypothermia to set in, leading to a most preventable death. Keep well back of the banks and keep an eye on youngsters to make sure they come nowhere near what appears to be inviting watercourses. For more information about the watershed, visit www. watershedconditions.com.

Using the outhouse at night a scary proposition EMC lifestyle - During the day, the outhouse held little terror for me. It was at night, when it was pitch black outside, that I dreaded the small clapboard building that sat like a sentry behind a cluster of cedar trees in our back yard. Mother hated the outhouse for an entirely different reason. After living in New York City for 18 years, she thought going outside to the bathroom was right up there with drinking tea from a saucer, or wearing a soiled apron when company came to the back door. “Uncivilized. That’s all it is...just plain uncivilized,” was her constant lament. Well, we had no choice out there in the back woods of Renfrew County. Our chances of having a flush toilet like my little friend Joyce had in her

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brick house, were absolutely nil! We had no running water, and there was no electricity or telephone, and the very thought of having a flush toilet in the house was like dreaming the Depression wasn’t happening! For the longest time, when I was very little, I remember our outhouse having only one hole. But eventually, after Mother complained endlessly, a new one was built by Old Herman, who was considered an outhouse Vice President & Regional Publisher Mike Mount mmount@perfprint.ca 613-283-3182, ext. 104 Regional General Manager Peter O’Leary poleary@perfprint.ca 613-283-3182, ext. 112 Group Publisher Duncan Weir dweir@perfprint.ca 613-283-3182, ext. 164 Managing Editor Ryland Coyne

authority out there in Northcote, for reasons which escaped me at the time. It was after it was built that my older sister Audrey pointed out the bevelled seat Old Herman was famous for. Well, the bevelled seat did little to endear the outhouse to Mother, and did less for me, who still dreaded going out to it, once night had settled in. Old Herman had put a latch on both the inside and outside of the door too, which was a vast improvement over the stone on the floor that you shoved with your foot to keep the door closed once you got seated. Yes, the new outhouse was an improvement, but Mother still lamented daily about how it was, what she called, ‘an uncivilized way of life’, which she never quite got used to. My little friend Joyce also had a store-bought roll of real toilet paper

in her indoor bathroom. It hung on a wire holder on the wall, and even when I didn’t have to go, I never failed to use the bathroom when I visited her house, and reef off a piece of that store bought toilet paper, just to witness the sheer luxury of the whole experience. Our toilet paper was the no-longer current issue of Eaton’s catalogue. Father would drive a spike through the upper left corner of the thick book, and feed a piece of heavy binder-twine through the hole, and hang it on a nail on the inside near the door. An entire page was never fully torn out, and by the time the catalogue was well used up, it was almost useless. It was all we had. Well, except at Christmas time. This was when Mother would ask Mr. Briscoe from Briscoe’s General Store if she could have the little orange

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wrappers that came around the oranges he brought in only at Christmas. They were only about six inches square, but she would iron them flat, and put them in the back-to-the-wall cupboard in a neat little pile, and they replaced the Eaton’s catalogue in the outhouse only when we had company. We children were well warned not to use the orange papers...they were there for a higher clientele. A big pail of lime sat in a corner of the little black building, and we were instructed to use a dipper of it often. I confess, I found that chore had little appeal to me. During the day, I had little fear of going into the outhouse, but once it got dark at night, I was filled with dread. See MARY page 9 • Advertising rates and terms and conditions are according to the rate card in effect at time advertising published. • The advertiser agrees that the publisher shall not be liable for damages arising out of errors in advertisements beyond the amount charged for the space actually occupied by that portion of the advertisement in which the error occurred, whether such error is due to negligence of its servants or otherwise... and there shall be no liability for non-insertion of any advertisement beyond the amount charged for such advertisement. • The advertiser agrees that the copyright of all advertisements prepared by the Publisher be vested in the Publisher and that those advertisements cannot be reproduced without the permission of the Publisher. • The Publisher reserves the right to edit, revise or reject any advertisement.

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EMC News - When all the teams of fundraisers take to the track this summer in the annual Relay for Life, a team from Johnstown’s Greenfield Ethanol will once again be showing its support for the Canadian Cancer Society and all of the cancer patients it helps. The non-competitive, 12-hour, overnight relay doesn’t take place until June 14, at Rows Corner Fairgrounds just north of Brockville, but already, teams from throughout the region are assembling their members and raising as much money as they can. This will be the fifth year that a team from Greenfield Ethanol is taking part. Last year, the group raised $8,000, but this year’s team wants to raise at least $10,000. Captained by Connie Deyo and Felice McCreary, the team consists of Steve Jollymore, Joanne van Morrsel, Sylvia Chorianopoulos, Leah Wichmann, Karen Hoare, Penny Harper, Murray Grant, Bethany MacDonald, Wilma Winter and Jessica Murray. Some of the team members decided to come out simply to support a worthy cause, to help fund research into cancer, but many have firsthand experience with the disease. “It’s such a terrible, awful disease,” says Deyo, whose husband is a recent cancer survivor. The Relay is also meaningful to Karen Hoare, who, last year, at the age of 28, was diagnosed with colon cancer. It is exceedingly rare for such a cancer to be diagnosed in someone so

young, and her condition was misdiagnosed repeatedly for about five years. Treatment was successful, however, and Hoare, too, has been added to the list of cancer survivors. Though a large portion of the money raised through events such as the Relay for Life are funnelled into research, Hoare points out that a significant amount is also used by the Canadian Cancer Society to provide other, important, services for cancer patients.

Fundraising events The Greenfield team has already held several fundraising events and is planning several more before taking to the track in June. Members are raising money through raffles, breakfasts, barbecues and even a yard sale to be held in the coming months at O’Reilly’s Your Independent Grocer in Prescott, whose owner,

Chris O’Reilly, the team is quick to thank for his support of their efforts. “He has been excellent,” says Deyo. So, too, has Greenfield plant manager, Darrel Veres, who has even allowed the team to hold a raffle for a paid day off. “He’s been very supportive,” says Deyo. The team has also challenged workers at Greenfield’s sister plant in Chatham, Ontario, to enter a team, which it will be doing for the first time at its local Relay for Life this summer. That’s not the only inter-industry challenge Greenfield has laid down. For the past three years, the Greenfield team has competed with the team from Brockville’s Can-Arm, where Deyo’s husband works, to see who can raise the most money. The winner receives what Deyo calls a “god awful-looking trophy” that one of the team member’s cobbled together. Despite the reason for its existence, the Relay for Life is always an uplifting and often celebratory event that has become quite meaningful to many people. Particularly moving is the luminary portion of the night, when candles are lit for all those who have died of cancer. “It’s certainly the most emotional part of the night,” says Deyo. It is in the hope that there are fewer and fewer luminaries in the years to come that every summer teams like the one from Greenfield Ethanol put so much time and effort into supporting the Relay.

there, because that way I was under cover for most of the trip. My brother Emerson, whose mission in life seemed to be to scare the living daylights out of me every chance he got, would always warn me to stay clear of the coyotes, or the big black bear he assured me would like nothing better than to haul a young girl off to the bush! And so going out to the outhouse became a constant challenge for me once it got dark at night. There was always the Johnny pot under the bed, but to use it before we retired

was out of the question. It was there for emergencies, Mother said. I couldn’t think of a more dire emergency than forcing a young terrified girl out in the dark at night to go to the privy! Like the silos that were on every farm, the tin mailboxes at the end of the lanes, the hay lofts, the pumps over the wells in the middle of the yards, and piles of manure at the back of every barn, the outdoor privy was very much a sign of the times during the thirties. Each, very much a necessity for our very survival.

The team has also challenged workers at Greenfield’s sister plant in Chatham, Ontario, to enter a team, which it will be doing for the first time at its local Relay for Life this summer. “The money is going directly to help patients,” says Hoare. “The Cancer Society offers a variety of services to help get you through.”

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So as soon as the daylight started to fade, I made awfully sure I made a trip out behind the trees to the little building. But the very thought of going through the entire night without emptying my bladder was all it took to create an urgent need. This was when I would beg my sister Audrey to come with me. Audrey thought I was old enough at five or six to go on my own. And so I would ask her to light the lantern, even thought it had yet to get absolutely dark out, and I would go through the summer kitchen and then the wood shed, a long-about way of getting

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A walk through earlier years of the Brockville concerts By DOREEN BARNES

EMC News - Elizabeth Wesley and Peter Mulkins walk a path back through the years leading up to the Brockville Concert Association and beyond, sharing stories and memories. Both have accounts of how they were introduced to the association. Music has always been an integral part of Wesley’s life, in youth as well as in adulthood. She remembers her parents taking her and her sister to Prom Concerts which were sponsored by the Board of Education and the Ontario Department of Education. According to Wesley’s friend Ann, an entry in her mother’s diary indicated that the first Prom Concert was held on October 10, 1946. “The Prom Concerts that I attended were when I was in high school at BCI (Brockville Collegiate Institute),” said Wesley. “Those were very exciting outings. I had my locker behind the stage which was very strategic, because when I put my coat away, I saw the artists.” In fact, Wesley kept mementos and programs from the 1948 to 1950 performances. “At the same time the Community Concert Association was starting up,” she indicated. On October 29, 1948, the first Community Concert was with Saidenberg Sinfonietta. The Saidenberg Sinfonietta was formed by Daniel Saidenberg, a cellist, conductor and art gallery owner who had studied at the Paris Conservatory and Juilliard School. It was during his years with the Chicago Symphony that he decided to form this group. “In 1939, Hungarian pianist Gyorgy Sandor made his debut at Carnegie Hall, and later, on November 21, 1949, he performed in Brockville,” explained Wesley. “He died of heart failure at the age of 93.” By February, 1955 the name Brockville Concert Association was used for the first time when prima ballerina Marina Svetlova appeared with dancers, Jack Beaver and Anita Velez. “My mom, Catherine Gray was a founding member of the Brockville Concert Association and a member for 49 years,” said Wesley. “She served for a period as president and died in 2003 at age 99.” Wesley remembered various anecdotes that took place when performers were in Brockville. On February 14, 1957, celebrated classical pianist Glenn Gould performed at the Brockville Arts Centre. This well-known Canadian went on to become a writer, composer, conductor

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Peter Mulkins (left) and Elizabeth Wesley (right) browse through the various mementos and programs from the various concerts which have been held in Brockville since 1948. Growing up Wesley and her family would travel from Lyn into Brockville, regardless of the weather, to attend Proms Concerts at the Brockville Collegiate Institute. and broadcaster. Years later, Gould contacted the Brockville Concert Association asking if they would be interested in buying his piano. Unfortunately they couldn’t. Even though Gould had a manager to take care of such things, he took it upon himself to make the contact. Another story was during a performance at the Brockville Arts Centre by flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal (Duo Rampal with Robert Veyron-Lacroix, keyboard). While a very effective spotlight trained on Rampal who was playing a very difficult passage, a flying insect decided to buzz around him which concerned the audience more than it did him. “The whole audience was holding their breath, horrified to see this insect and we wondered how he continued to play,” said Wesley. “We came back af-

ter the first half and we smelled DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, an insecticide), everywhere around the stage. After the concert I was asked to help serve and had a thrill of a lifetime. In a car, on the way to the reception, I sat beside Robert Veyron-Lacroix, very handsome, and Rampal was behind me. The two men talked away with me, and flirted.” Another highlight for Wesley was meeting and introducing jazz pianist Robert Silverman. One patron who Wesley wanted to pay tribute to was the late George Tindal, who she says was very generous towards the efforts of the Brockville Concert Association. Some other noted artists who graced the stage at the Brockville Arts Centre included The Revelers, Soprano Carolyn Long, The Ottawa Philharmonic

the value in exceptionally well crafted compositions. “Where would musicians be without music lovers, they wouldn’t,” voiced Mulkins. “I very much envy people who have musical talent.” A memorable performance for Mulkins was The National Arts Centre Orchestra back in the 1991. “I always made a point of attending the National Arts Centre Orchestra concerts because as far as I was concerned, that one NAC Concert was worth the price of admission for the entire series,” said Mulkins, “which at that time was $65 or $70, and very affordable. However this one year, I believe the conductor was Trevor Pinnock, he had a guest performer, a young inspiring violinist with a marvelous piece of music by SaintSaëns and his name was Joshua Bell. At that time, Bell was just becoming well known. It was very much a highlight.” Mulkins didn’t become involved with the Brockville Concert Association Board until about 1997. “I fully accepted the job as vice president because Elizabeth promised to help me,” said Mulkins. “She was my gal Friday.” For about 10 years, Mulkins held various offices within the Association along with being chair of the Classical Concert Series. “The reason why we started the Jazz Festival was to broaden our appeal;” offered Mulkins, “to offer a little more variety in our programming, to grow our audience and our revenue, which was successful. We had built an audience from 116 up to 400 over four or five year period and I think we did that by incorporating some variety into our programming instead of staying strictly classical. When asked what Mulkins’ ideal concert is, he referred to a symphony or a large brass ensemble. “I’m most familiar with symphonic music and I learned to adore Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, etc., the basic repertoires are mostly symphonic works or the violin concerto,” said Mulkins, “as they all go into that category. The sound is big, it is full, it covers the entire stage, it is powerful, there’s a lot of deep base, cellos, the warmth of the bass violins being played, a bit of brass, and it’s all there in a symphony orchestra. You are getting it all!”

Orchestra, Little Gaelic Singers, National Ballet of Canada, Canadian Opera Company, Netherlands Chamber Choir, London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble, Feux Follets, Alberta Ballet Company, Oliver Jones, The National Arts Centre Orchestra, The Peter Appleyard Quintet, The Foothills Brass, Central Band of Canadian Armed Forces and so many more over the years. As for Peter Mulkins, he has belonged to the Brockville Concert Association since 1987. “We moved to Brockville in 1986 and I joined the following year,” said Mulkins. “I was always interested in all types of music including classical and this struck me a great opportunity to take in good quality music.” Thanks to Wesley, Mulkins and othMulkins does not play any musi- ers, for giving us a walk down the path cal instrument, is the total opposite of of the earlier years regarding concerts musician Elizabeth Wesley, but knows in Brockville.

Local Chamber calls on province to tackle skills gap, transform service delivery EMC News - The Ontario Government needs to focus more on creating winning conditions for businesses, according to the Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), both of whom recently presented a pre-budget submission to the province. The 2013 submission advises government to take seven practical steps to help grow the provincial economy, including tackling the provincial deficit, exploring new ways of delivering public services, and investing in ways to export Ontario

to the world. Addressing the fiscal challenge remains businesses’ top priority. “Our provincial debt is approaching $300 billion,” said Allan O’Dette, President & CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. “Interest payments on that debt represent the third highest area of program spending after health care and education.” “Government also needs to fundamentally re-evaluate its role as the province’s default service provider,” added O’Dette. “International experience tells us that you can shift service delivery to

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the private and not-for-profit sectors and create a cost-savings while improving service quality.” “As the voice of business in our community we frequently call on our municipality to review their services and costs associated, such as the recent “External Service Delivery Review” conducted. Why should our expectations of our province be any different?” notes Anne MacDonald, Executive Director of the Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce. Citing massive labour shortages, the

submission also calls on the Ontario Government to let employers play a more prominent role in employment and training services. “It’s shocking to find that 35 per cent of employers in Eastern Ontario are having difficulty hiring someone with the right qualifications,” said MacDonald. Members of the OCC were surveyed prior as part of the chambers’ pre-budget submission. Highlights of the survey include: • 76 per cent of Ontario businesses believe that reducing the size of govern-

ment should be a top priority, • 30 per cent of employers have had difficulty hiring someone with the right qualifications, • 62 per cent of Ontario businesses believe clamping down on the underground economy should be a top priority. We need to act collectively, strategically, and with purpose to ensure that the province remains the best place to live, work and raise a family. Submitted by the Brockville & District Chamber of Commerce.


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104th Regiment of Foot re-enactors march through area, arrive in Gananoque April 11 der sail. Tell Molly I love her, and never let Father or the children fear. I will defend us all and do my best. Your loving son, Johnny

EMC Events - News from the front has come in concerning the noble 104th Regiment of Foot from New Brunswick. Your attendance at the rallying points will strengthen the resolve of our troops and aid them in heart as they proceed on their mighty task of defending us from the American invaders. We ask that all citizens of the Canadas hearken to the letter below, and mind the dates therein. Dearest Mother, They say we will be reaching Gananoque soon. The march has been long and hard, and we have lost some along the way. We mustered in Fredericton (New Brunswick) on February 16 at the Officers’ Square to join our noble forces in Kingston (Ontario) on April 12. The weather has been cold and damp, the rations often spoilt by rain and snow, mildew and weevils. But we made Cabano (Quebec) on March 10, to hand off at Fort Ingall and will soon be in Bainsville (Ontario) on April 6. How I wish I could taste your bread and stew before resuming this impossible trek! But freedom from tyranny must be earned through perseverance, so we march on. Gananoque drew fire last fall in that dreadful raid (please forgive me for reminding you of such terrible pain and suffering – as you are a true lady, I know how much it pains your heart) on September 21, and we cannot let the

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Marching troops were common during the War of 1812. Re-enactors of the 104th Regiment of Foot from New Brunswick will pass through Gananoque on their way to Kingston on April 11. Americans take our fair land. We must stand firm for King and Country, that our children might know a strong and bright future. We will see Gananoque on April 11, to be at their Town Hall from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. (or 1600 – 1700 hours, as

the Captain would have us say). With all pomp and ceremony we will address the people, then move on to Kingston to complete this leg of the journey. They say that tall ships will also gather to defend the Canadas from attack. While they arrive in Brockville

to remain in port from June 14-16, they will stop as well in Gananoque to bring aid and comfort. We do not yet know the exact dates, but are heartened at this news. Nothing strikes fear in a coward’s breast, or stirs strength in the righteous, more than the sight of these vessels un-

It is hoped that all will heed this notification and come out to encourage the troops in Bainsville on April 6, where the Official handover ceremony of the 104th Regiment replica colours from the Quebec units to Ontario’s SD&G Highlanders will take place at the Bainsville Tourism Centre on Hwy. 401 from 11 to noon, followed by two public ceremonies. The first will be around 12:45 p.m. at 119 Military N, Lancaster, hosted by the RCL Branch #544, and the second around 5 p.m. at 415 Second Street W, Cornwall, hosted by RCL Branch #297. In Gananoque on April 11 from 4-5 p.m. there will be the official handover ceremony of the 104th Regiment replica colours from the Brockville Rifles to Princess of Wales’ Own regiment at the Town Hall, hosted by RFL Branch #92. Finally, marchers will reach the entrance to the Royal Military College in Kingston around 2:30 p.m. on April 12 at Point Frederick. The official ceremony commemorating the March of 104th Regiment of Foot will be held at 3 p.m. on the RMC grounds. All citizens are encouraged to attend.

VILLAGE OF MERRICKVILLE-WOLFORD NOTICE OF THE PASSING OF A ZONING BY-LAW (Merrickville Streetscape Regulations)

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Village of Merrickville-Wolford passed By-law No.11-13 on the 25th day of March, 2013 under Section 34 of the Planning Act, RSO 1990, as amended. TAKE NOTICE that any appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board in respect of the Zoning By-law Amendment must be filed with the Clerk of the Village of Merrickville-Wolford not later than the 24th day of April, 2013. A notice of appeal must set out the reasons for the appeal, and the specific part of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment to which the appeal applies. A notice of appeal must be accompanied by a fee of $125.00 as prescribed by the Ontario Municipal Board. TAKE NOTICE that only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal the Zoning By-law Amendment to the Ontario Municipal Board. A notice of appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group. However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or the group on its behalf. TAKE NOTICE that no person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the Zoning By-law Amendment was passed, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the Council or, in the opinion of the Ontario Municipal Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION relating to the complete Zoning By-law Amendment is available for inspection during normal office hours at the Clerk’s Office at 317 Brock Street West. DATED AT THE VILLAGE OF MERRICKVILLE-WOLFORD, THIS 26th DAY OF MARCH, 2013

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Lace up for MS 17th annual walk returns to Brockville May 26 By DOREEN BARNES

EMC Events – Every step matters in the 17th annual Brockville Mandarin MS Walk taking place on Sunday, May 26. On Thursday, March 21, the 2013 MS Walk kick-off meeting was held at Luna’s Pizzeria, Brockville to hear fundraising events coordinator Jessica Corbeil speak. Corbeil is from Kingston and will be arranging the Brockville Walk, rather than someone from head office in Toronto. “In previous years they have had someone from the Ontario Division, located in Toronto to come down,” said Corbeil. “This year they decided to have local people and because I’m in Kingston and so close, they thought it made more sense.” Regarding the MS Walk in Brockville, all will remain the same. “Everything will be the same as last year,” said Corbeil. “Even the route will be the same and that’s what people know and like. It has worked for so long that there’s no need to change it.” As in previous years walkers will check in at Commonwealth Public School, 166 Pearl Street East, Brockville at 8:30 a.m., on May 26 or at the early check-in on May 25, from 10 a.m. to 12, noon at the school. The walk begins at 10 a.m., on Sunday, May 26

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End of an era EMC News - Above, the Seniors Skating Group made a donation on the occasion of their last skate at the Cardinal Arena Friday, March 22, 2013. A cheque of more than $1,100 was presented to the staff at the rink by Ronnie Patterson. This money was donated by members of the group who skated every Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Right, Edwardsburgh-Cardinal mayor Bill Sloan said a few words outside the Cardinal Arena last Monday, March 25, as the facility was officially shut down. A new, more modern, arena is already under construction just down the street.

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Again this year there are category prizes for the largest team, most spirited team, best dressed, best name and individual top fundraiser (based on 2012 totals) and top fundraising team (based on 2012 totals). Following the walk there will be a barbecue with hot dogs and vegetarian pizza served. Multiple Sclerosis can affect vision, hearing, memory, balance and mobility as it is a very unpredictable illness. For more information about the upcoming walk, call Corbeil at 1-800-268-7582, extension 3127 or visit www.mssociety.ca. Sign up today by going to www.mswalks.ca.

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EMC News - At the Augusta Township council meeting on March 25, 2013, chief administrative officer/clerk Mike Larocque submitted his resignation from the municipality for the purpose of retirement. Council accepted his formal request in open council. During Larocque’s tenure with the municipality, he has worked

tirelessly on behalf of ratepayers and council, notes a press release from the township. He is thanked for his dedication over the years. Larocque has decided to retire and resume a more casual lifestyle with this family and enjoy some traveling. He has however, committed to council, his willingness to con-

tinue in his role indefinitely as the township CAO/clerk through the transition period until his successor is engaged and the new administrator is in place. All members of council expressed their sincere appreciation of Larocque’s service and wish him well on his most deserved retirement.


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

Alcohol Anonymous Meeting St Denis Church, 3 George St., 8 p.m. every Tuesday (613)928-1056. Athens Fitness one hour classes. Tuesdays and Thursdays, at ADHS, at 6-7 p.m., and Saturday mornings at 9-10 a.m. Info: a.j.botsford@hotmail.com or (613)924-2541, and Athens Aerobics. Athens Free Methodist Church will be hosting a Gospel Sing featuring “Days of Grace”, April 14, 7 PM. For info call 613-924-9439. CPHC (Community Primary Health Care) Diner’s Clubs, for adults 55 and older, and/or adults with disabilities. Second Thursday of each month at Athens Free Methodist Church Hall. Info: 613-924-1629. Foot Care, CPHC (Community Primary Health Care) Foot Care Clinics, at Athens Lion’s Club on the second and fourth Monday of each month. Info: 613924-1629. Appointments are required. Foot Care, Valleyview Apartments, April 9. (Second Tuesday of every other month) Appointments are required. Info: 613-924-1629, 613-342-3693 or toll free 1-800-465-7646.

BROCKVILLE April 8, 7:30 p.m. meeting of the Leeds-Grenville Genealogical Society in the Brockville Tabernacle, Nancy Cutaway of the Kingston Branch will address the difficulty of researching female ancestors. Battlefield Petticoats, Women in the Wars of 1812, April 10, Brockville Museum. Info: 613-342-4397. Bruce Wylie Hike #1, April 10, 11 a.m. Meet at the Centennial Road parking lot. 1.5 hour hike along trails #4, #5. Refreshments and washroom facility provided. Donations for Trumpeter Swan Feeding Programme gratefully accepted. 613-345-1990. Comforting Arts weekly group meets Wednesday, April 10, 10-11:30 a.m. St Paul’s Anglican Church, 12 Pine St. Expressive writing with Willy Primeau. Refreshments. Info: 613-345-2793. Drugs destroying your life? Narcotics Anonymous can help. Friday evenings, 7:30 p.m., Parish of St. Lawrence Church. Duplicate Bridge. Thurs. evenings. 7 p.m. Presbyterian Church at Court House Square. Ann 613-342-3577. Gentle Fitness Exercise Program. Seated chair exercises. Every Wednesday 10:30-11:30 a.m. Frist Presbyterian Church. Dagmar MacDonald, Exercise Therapist 613-342-5901. Interval House’s Kimberley Wright speaks at a potluck lunch at First Presbyterian Church, Wednesday, April 10, noon. Hosted by the WMS and open to all. Info: Catherine 613-923-1571. Is someone else’s drinking bothering you? Freedom of Choice Al-Anon Group meets Wednesdays 8:00 p.m., Rosedale Retirement Home, 1813 County Road Hwy 2 East. Laughopolis Comedy Combo Tour, April 18, 7 p.m. Highway Church, 800 Stewart Blvd. Tickets available at the Church Office or Revolution Skateboard Shop. Learn to knit and help others. Meet at the Seventh -day Adventist Church, 100 Perth St, each Wednesday, at 6 p.m. Details: Gloria 613-342-9011.

Mental illness support meeting for family members coping with a relative’s mental illness. Wednesday, April 10, 7-8:30 p.m. at 25 Front Ave West, Suite 3 CMHA office. Info: 613-345-0950 ext 6. New Beginnings- Alanon. Rosedale Retirement Home. 1813 County Rd. 2, Hwy. 2, east. 8 p.m. Every Friday. Parkinson’s Support Group meeting, first Thursday of every month (April 4, May 2, June 6, July 4, August 1, September 5, October 3, November 7 and December 5. 1000 Islands Mall in the community room. 10 a.m.-12. Silent Auction Fundraiser for OSCPA Leeds and Grenville, Friday, April 5, 10-5, 1000 Island Mall Community Room. Stamp Club meeting. Join us at Brockville/Prescott Stamp Club. Meetings: Third Wed. every month. 7 p.m. Wall Street United Church (3rd floor). All welcome. Story Extensions Make and TakeOntario Early Years. Learn about story extensions and make props. 166 Pearl St. E. April 9, 6:30-8 p.m. 866-433-8933 ext. 2374. Swedish Weaving, Bunka, Hardanger, Bargello, Jewelry, Rug Punch Classes and Demonstrations every Wednesday, 9-11:30 am, Masonic Hall, Second Concession, Brockville. Andrea 613-9255769 or 613-342-3076. Toastmasters. 1st and 3rd Wed. every month. 7:30 p.m. Bridlewood Manor, 1026 Bridlewood Ave. 345-0111 ext. 3015 (days), 345-5367 (evenings).

St entrance. Featured program “Garlic” Show entries due by 7 p.m. Chinese Buffet Luncheon, Saturday, April 20, 11:30 a.m. at The House of Dragon, 790 King St E. Guest speaker Garfield Wilson, special music Heather O’Reilly. Reservations by April 18. Business Men’s fellowship Gananoque Branch. Les 613-815-7054. Euchre, Legion Br. 92, 55 King St. E. every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Legion brunch, Sunday, April 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Come out and support our branch Building Fund. Soup & Sandwich Luncheon with pie. Friday, April 5, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. St Andrew’s Church. Eat in, take out or delivery. Call 613-382-2315 or 613-3825788.

IROQUOIS A Breakfast in a Bag, Saturday, April 13, at the Fraternal Hall, Bay St. 8-10 a.m. Sponsor: Fraternal Hall Board. The Iroquois Good Companions Seniors’ Club meet at The Iroquois Civic Centre. April 9, noon. Potluck. Entertainment. 613-652-1379. Williamsburg. I.O.O.F. Hall. Sat. April 13. Good N’ Country. 8-12.

LYNDHURST Furnace Falls Seniors meet in the Legion last Thursday of each month at noon for potluck and program. Warm welcome to all 55+. Info: 613-928-2256. Ham & Bean Supper with The Old Cardinal Legion- Sun. April 14. This Old Heart and the Country Comrades, Tyme Fiddlers: Saturday, April 6, 5 p.m. St Luke’s Community Hall. Includes 2-6. Supper to Follow. Cardinal Men’s Horseshoes. Wed. scalloped potatoes and cheesecake. evenings. Legion 6:30 p.m. 613-6573390 or (613)657-3058. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 105 Cardinal, Monday, Public Cribbage starts 1 p.m. Thursday public euchre starts 7 LANSDOWNE p.m. Sign Language with Baby. Ontario Family Fish Fry at Leeds Fire StaEarly Years. Birth to 12 months, through songs, stories and activities. Benson Pub- tion #1 in Lansdowne, Saturday, April lic School, 4005 James St. Tuesdays April 13, 3:30-7 p.m. Sponsored by the Lansd9-30. 2-3 p.m. To register call 1(866)433- owne Volunteer Firefighters’ Association 8933 ext 2374. Toddler Creative Art- Ontario Early Years. Adults and toddlers 18 months-3 years. Creative art mediums and tools. Benson Public School. 4005 James St. Mondays April 8-19. 9:30-11 a.m. 866433-8933 ext. 2374.

and ladies’ Auxiliary. (Ham for non-fishlovers). Take-outs available. Lansdowne Medical Centre Building Expansion Fundraising Committee meeting, Wednesday, April 10, 7 p.m. Community Centre, 1 Jessie St. Info: Connie 613-659-4004 or Gail 613-6594280. SAIL Foot Clinics, Tuesdays, April 16. 9-11 a.m. at the Woodside Apartments, 43 Centre St. Appointments required. Transportation available 613382-1175.

LYN Chicken BBQ Supper, Christ United Church, 12 Perth St, Saturday, April 6, 2 sittings, 4:30 and 6 p.m. Take-out menu with pre-purchased ticket available at 5. Tickets: 613-342-4293. Elizabethtown-Kitley Fire Department 7th Annual Fish Fry, Sunday, April 14, 12-3, Station #1, 44 Main St East. Take-out available. Special Speakers Art & Gwen Mercer from B.C., (Prayer Canada: Surrey B.C.) April 7, 19:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 23 Main St W (L.O.O.F.). Sponsor: The Land of Canaan Ministries. Contact: Pastor Kelvin Beckstead 613-345-2901.

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9 a.m.-12 noon at the Seniors Building, 208 Miller Dr. Appointments required. Transportation available 613-382-1175. Weekly Bingo. Every Thursday Night. Mallorytown Legion. Doors open 6 p.m.

Breakfast, Sunday, April 14, Grenville Snowmobile Club, 8:30-noon. Everyone welcome. Proceed to Juvenile Diabetes. Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Lunch, Saturday, April 6, 11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m. St Paul’s United Church (corner of Dibble & George St). Take-outs available. Crafts at Walker House. Every Tuesday after 1 p.m. Euchre. Every Tuesday 7:30 p.m. Prescott Lawn Bowling Club (455 Dibble St. W.). Sponsor: Fort Wellington Seniors. Lunch. Great prizes. Fort Wellington Seniors- Euchre Tuesday night. 7 p.m. Prizes, lunch. Painting Classes at Walker House. Wed. afternoons. 1 p.m. Info. 613-9255300. Sharing Hands Alanon group, for relatives and friends of alcoholics, meet at Prescott Medical Centre, 555 King W. , Prescott, Monday evenings, 8:00 p.m. Spring Ham & Bean Supper, Saturday, April 13, two sittings, 4:30 and 6 p.m , take-out available. St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, corner of Dibble West and Center. Info; 613-925-1868 Spring Tea- April 17, 11 a.m.-1:30 P.M. 454 Henry St. Sponsor: Wellington Rebekah Lodge. Swing Into Spring, Prescott Legion, Saturday, April 6, with Barry Greene, 7-10 p.m. Youth Dance, Prescott Legion, Friday, April 5, DJ Brother Jukebox, 6:309:30 p.m. ages 10-16 (incl).

2013 Mallorytown Soccer Registration, Saturday, April 6 and 13, Mallorytown Fire Hall, 9-noon. Open to girls and boys ages 4-14. Games throughout the week from mid May to mid August. Info: Katie 613-803-3434. Come fly with us! Join Ian Coristine for a virtual tour of the 1000 Islands on Sunday, April 7, 2 p.m. Mallorytown Community Centre, 76 County Rd 5 S. Sponsor: 1000 Islands River Heritage Society and Mallory Coach House Committee. RURAL Roast Beef Dinner, Mallorytown Community Centre, 76 County Rd 5 south on Saturday, April 13, 5-7 p.m. Roebuck Senior’s Euchre, April 9, Sponsor: St Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 1 p.m., at the Roebuck Community hall. Caintown. Take-outs available. Info: 613-925-1656. SAIL Foot Clinics, Tuesday, April 9,

DELTA Community & Primary Health Care (formally VON) Diners Clubs, for seniors/adults with disabilities. Monthly in Delta. Details, (613)272-8014, 1-800465-7646 ext. 335.

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Music and Performing Arts Hall of Fame inducts six new members By DOREEN BARNES

EMC News – “Music captures the moments that are so special,” said Brockville Mayor David Henderson as the eighth annual Brockville and Area Music and Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2013 got under way. From arriving in a limousine, walking the red carpet, to the Hall of Fame Orchestra playing under the direction of Lance Besharah and the superb hosting of Brockville’s own Bruce Wylie, the evening gala went on without a delay to welcome local musicians and inductees into this prestigious institution. Six inductees, the late Dr. Jack Carroll, Peter Lynch, Loretta U’RenKivinen, Margot Green, Donna Richards and Eddy and the Stingrays were honoured on Thursday, March 28, at the Brockville Arts Centre. “We have a Hall of Fame Committee, (Bruce Wylie, Mary Comstock, Lisa Leroux, Peter Dunn, Judy Quick, Pat Marshall, Chris Coyea, Harold Alexander, Barry Greene and Dave Cody), “and the committee’s job is to sift through all the nominations,” said Wylie. “We break it down into six categories, three in each category and send a ballot out; it is the Hall of Famers that vote in the inductees.” The first induction was Carroll, founder of the Brockville Theatre Guild, who was known for knocking on doors to invite people to be part of the Guild. Marjorie Alexander presented and received the recognition as the Carroll family was unable to attend. “Dr. Carroll enjoyed the theatre,” said Alexander. According to Alexander, in 1929 the travelling show was giving way to a new movement of community theatre (little theatre). “Vaudeville was dying,” said Alexander. “The first few plays were presented in St. Peter’s Church Hall and by 1933 the group was ready to go public with 157 members (membership was $1). Dr. Carroll established a guild.” Next was Loretta U’Ren-Kivinen, a music teacher, has shared her love of her music for over 40 years, by teaching piano to many, many students who have performed at the Lions Music Festival. In fact two of her students, Kathryn Jonker and Christine Bi performed solos during the awards ceremony. When U’Ren-Kivinen received her award she voiced her concern about no Brockville students performing in this year’s Lions Music Festival. She felt, being a teacher, that young people are missing out on the benefits of having music in the schools. “Plato said that ‘Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind and flight to the imagination and life to everything,” said U’Ren-Kivinen. “It’s

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Hall of Fame class of 2013 On Thursday, March 28, six inductees entered the 2013 Brockville and Area Music and Performing Arts Hall of Fame. Standing from left to right are Marjorie Alexander accepting for the late Dr. Jack Carroll, Peter Lynch, Loretta U’Ren-Kivinen, Margot Green, Bill McCann acvery sad and very unfortunate that music is being phased out of so many schools. Music develops all areas of the brain. Thank you to the many parents who sacrificed time and money for putting their children in private music lessons. Known as the Singing Policeman, Peter Lynch, with his strong deep voice sang Last Farewell, accompanied on piano by Mary Ross Comstock. Over the years, Lynch has sung the National Anthem on countless occasions, including at the Brockville Braves and Tikis hockey games. He started with the Brockville Operatic Society, later becoming a member with the Brockville Theatre Guild. Lynch studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. “When I look back at my childhood it was a different age then it is today”, stated Lynch. “Now we have computers and video games, we didn’t have all that back in the 1950’s. But what we did have was a full music program in our school system.” Music in public school, in particular, choirs, helped Lynch on his path relative to music. As the ceremony continued, Margot Green gave the large audience an

opportunity to hear her rich silky voice conductor Donna Richards, was on a humanitarian trip to Belarus with the as she performed. Back in 1972 Margot Green became Canadian Aid for Chernobyl as the involved with the Brockville Theatre awards were being presented, so her Guild and Brockville Operatic Society acceptance speech for her induction was as producer and starred in several prerecorded. Receiving the award on her behalf was a very productions. Green preferred behind- “We break it down into six good friend and page turner Bill the-scenes work McCann. Richards even though she is categories, three in each an accomplished category and send a ballot would have been so proud to have soloist. McCann “Margot has out; it is the Hall of Famers seen accept the award acted in the that vote in the inductees.” on her behalf. administration, To round out production and BRUCE WYLIE MASTER OF CEREMONIES the Brockville and organization for Area Music and the Brockville Operatic Society and the Brockville Performing Arts Hall of Fame category Community Choir,” said Brockville Arts was the induction of Eddy and the Stingrays who this year are celebrating Centre administrator Peter Dunn. Green was a music teacher with the 33 years together as a Rock ‘n Roll Catholic School Board and past president Show and Dance Band. Comprised of the Brockville Concert Association as of Eddy ‘Fingers’ Fontana, Tommy Schnare, Frankie California and Buddy well as being involved with choirs. At this point in the program, students Love; these musicians play the 1950’s, from the St. Lawrence College Music 60’s, and 70’s hits. “We are honoured to be here this Theatre Program under the guidance of evening after 33 years,” said Fontana. Chris Coyea presented ‘42nd Street’. Following was well know piano “We are almost stunned, well, wait a accompanist, vocal coach and choir minute now. I would say that we are

Sara: Pet of the Week EMC News - Hi my name is Sara and I’m a two year-old (approx.) white and grey coloured tabby. I am already spayed, so I am ready to home with you today. In our Meet Your Match Personalities, I’m a “Sidekick”. Like all sidekicks, I’m just plain good company. I like attention, and I also like my solitude. I don’t go looking for trouble but I’m no ‘scaredy-cat’ either. If you are looking for a steady companion to travel with you on the road of life, look no further. My adoption fee includes cost of spay

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cepting on behalf of Donna Richards, Tommy Schnare, Eddy Fontana, Frankie California and Buddy Love of Eddy and the Stingrays in their pink jackets. stunned. I am very shy actually as I don’t like to talk.” Needless to say Fontana was joking and was the longest speaker out of the whole band. “I promise I’ll make this brief,” continued Fontana. “On a serious note, I know I can speak for the other guys in the band when I actually say that we are actually humbled and feel small on the stage as we have been sharing the stage with absolutely fantastic musicians here in Brockville. “With our ties to Brockville I do want to mention a few names who have become friends over the years, in particular Tom Wilson, who we respect immensely. Tom is the only guy I think is funnier than me. “From the whole band we want to give a big shout out to the late Richard Crotty. He was a fan of the band and we miss Richard a lot. He was one of the kindness musicians we ever met, an absolutely great guy; so Richard, thank you very much for being our friend.” Fontana finished by saying that although the band members receive the awards, it’s the family members who deserve it just as much.

Local speed skater places eighth at nationals EMC Sports - A young member of the St. Lawrence Rapids Speed Skating Club recently placed 8th at the Canada East Short track competition in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Nick Everett, 14 of Brockville represented Team Ontario and competed against top skaters in their province from Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI. He skated 200, 400, 1500 and 3000

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Thumbs up to Aeros - thumbs down to league officials on home ice four games to one to give them their fifth Rideau division title in six years. Well done team. I would also like to express my utter disappointment in the league executive for not having the decency to attend the

game and present the Gill Cup to the Aeros. I fully understand that the Akwesasne Wolves had the chance to clinch their first ever St. Lawrence division title and the league president justifiably was attending that game. All that was

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needed to be done was to delegate another league official to attend the game in Athens to present the Gill Cup. As a former player who had the chance to hoist the Gill Cup in front of the Athens fans and know what an amazing feeling that is, I can only imagine the playersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; frustration. What the league has done is to take that chance to hoist the Gill Cup in front of the home fans from not only the four overage players who will not play for the Aeros past this season. Also for the number of first year players who may move on to higher levels next year, or local player Emerson Moulton who has inspired the local fans with hard work, determination and skill which produced two key assists and two goals in last nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s series clinching game, much to the delight of his many family and friends that are always in attendance. If you ever attend a game and see the local kids lined up to touch gloves with every player before games and between

periods you will see what an important part of the community these players are, whether they are born in Athens or just here for one season. As I watched the celebrating unfold on the ice and had to listen to the players ask where is the â&#x20AC;&#x153;CUPâ&#x20AC;?, it became apparent that the league had dropped the ball in a big way. The players, coaches and executive showed nothing but class as they invited all the kids onto the ice to celebrate and take pictures and be part of the team. As just one of the many fans who attend games and support this team, I must admit after last nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slap in the face from the league, if the Aeros are successful in capturing the Rideau/St. Lawrence title the team, the fans and the kids will do just fine celebrating on our own!!! Proud Aeros alumni! Proud Aeros fan! Bill Dixie Jr.

Successful registration for Liberal leadership vote DEAR EDITOR: The Leeds-Grenville Federal Liberal Association has announced that over 75 per cent of supporters completed the registration process making them eligible to vote for the next leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. The deadline for supporters to register was extended from March 14 to March 21 at the request of the Justin Trudeau campaign, which gave the local riding associations more time to reach out and make sure that everyone who wanted to register had a chance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having the

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PCs push for review of OLG decision EMC News - The Auditor General must be brought in to investigate the Liberal government’s decision to cancel the Slots-at-Racetracks Program (SARP) and build 29 new casinos under the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s modernization plan, says Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark. “For a year I’ve been calling on the McGuinty-Wynne government to back away from its plan to pull the plug on the profitable partnership that gave the horse-racing industry a share of slots revenue,” Clark notes in a press release. “Now, with the agreement set to end March 31, 60,000 jobs including more than 1,000 here in Leeds-Grenville, hang in the balance.” Ontario PCs tabled a binding motion in committee this week calling for the Auditor General to look into whether the government acted properly in cancelling SARP. The motion, to be debated April 10, also asks that the investigation include whether the government fully considered the economic impact on rural Ontario communities. “This is an important motion for Leeds-Grenville because it also asks the Auditor General to look into OLG’s casino proposals, which have threatened the future of the profitable Thousand Islands Casino,” said Clark. Losing the casino and its 400 jobs would be devastating to the economy in Gananoque and Leeds and the Thousand Islands Township, stressed Clark. “Residents deserve the assurance that the process is fair and above-board and that the government and OLG are truly considering the impact on existing host communities and on the residents of potential host locations,” said Clark. Among the areas the motion asks the Auditor General to investigate are: • whether a clear, consistent, fair and transparent process was used for proposed gaming sites; • if host-city-payment agreements are equal across the board and that no municipalities were offered a special deal; • whether mental health and addictions concerns in new host communities were given adequate consideration; and • if OLG and the government have done enough consultation to ensure new gaming facilities are actually welcome in potential host communities. “It’s a very clear and direct motion that will finally give us the answers we’ve been seeking about the OLG modernization ever since it was announced,” said Clark, who added he has been frustrated in his repeated attempts to get answers from the Premier during Question Period. “I’m certainly hoping the Liberals and NDP support it.” Unlike the NDP motion passed in the Legislature last week (with Ontario PC support), Clark noted the PC committee motion is binding. “The government won’t be able to ignore this one, as I fear will happen with the NDP’s,” he said. “I’m also wondering why the NDP is so late to the game. Rural Ontario needed them to stand up against the government during last June’s budget vote. Ontario PCs did, but the NDP sat on their hands and that’s why this process moved ahead.”


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The Brockville novice B1 Braves capped off their season with a big win at the Roger’s House Tournament in Ottawa. In front is Braedon Goodwin. Second row (left to right) are Carter Heward, Braden Whalen, Chloe Edgely, Jordan Felhaber, Shan Dhanoa, Kurtis Morey, Cameron Fisher. Third row (left to right) are Seth Stewart, Jackson Lyon, Fletcher Catellier, Tyler Orr, Jack Carroll. Back row (left to right) are Mark Goodwin, Matt Fisher, and Brian Felhaber.

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EMC Sports - The Brockville Novice B1 Braves finished off the season with huge success at the year-end Roger’s House Tournament in Ottawa. The Novice B1 Braves pushed through, winning all four of their games and bringing them to the top spot over 26 other teams. The tournament began on Saturday with a 13-0 win against the West End Warriors. This game moved the Braves to the “A” side of the tournament and was followed a few hours later with another victory. Defeating Canterbury with a 7-1 win assured them a spot in the semi-finals. Sunday morning began with a hard fought 3-2 win against the Westport Rideaus and resulted in a well-earned spot to fight for the trophy. The championship final game was a nailbiter! The Braves maintained a 3-2 lead and with an empty net goal in the third period, they secured their win. Congratulations to all the players and coaches for a great season and a great tournament win.

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EMC Sports - The Island City Blackhawks are on a roll as they won a pair of games recently against the two Morrisburg teams to extend their current winning streak to five in a row. They hosted and beat the Flamingos 11-6 before chartering out to Morrisburg where they won convincingly 10-6 over the Chubbs Sunday morning. ‘The Rookie’ Jordy Whiteland and 23-year veteran and team captain J R ‘Buckleys’ Ryan led the charge in the scoring department as they each scored five times in the two games last weekend.Young Whiteland scored three times versus the Flamingos and followed that up with a pair in the Sunday matinee. Ryan notched one against the Flamingos but tickled the twine four times against the Chubbs Sunday.“This run we’ve been on has been a lot of fun. Every single player on the team is contributing at both ends of the rink. I am really fortunate to be playing with two great players like Rob and Wayne. I can’t ever remember us playing with this kind of commitment to defensive hockey. We seem to be getting more offensive chances because of it. Our forechecking has also been the best I’ve ever seen it, we’re creating a lot of turnovers,” Ryan said after the pair of weekend wins. The Blackhawks dressed three lines in the pair of games and it paid off in spades. This strategy enabled the Hawks to play more aggressively in both ends. “We were able to forecheck more aggressively, but what I liked was the way all of our forwards were coming back to help out our d-men,” beamed team veteran Jeff ‘Youngblood’ June who played his last game of the season for the Hawks. Blackhawks 10 Chubbs 6 If there was any jet lag in the legs of the Blackhawk players, it surely didn’t show as they came out flying against the talent-laden Chubbs.After re-assembling ‘The My Generation’ line featuring Jeff June, Jordy Whiteland and his uncle Daryl Whiteland, they have been lighting it up regularly. “That line is on fire since we put them back together. They are scoring in bunches but unfortunately they’re getting scored on in bunches as well in our two weekend games. I’ll take that trade off anytime because this line is igniting the rest of the team with their play. Their work effort is relentless, who would have thought that?” management continued. The Brock-Vegas lads jumped out to a dominating 6-3 first period lead. They added to that lead in the second as they headed into the third period up 9-4.Ryan’s four goals, including his 24th of the season, led the Blackhawks offensive attack in this one. Jordy Whiteland’s pair included his 22nd of the season while the Hawks got other goals by June with his 12th, both Cauley and ‘The Ageless Wonder’ Peter Culp each got their sixth of the year. Call up Tyler ‘Smilie’ Markell scored his second of the season to round out the Hawks scoring in this tilt.Not to be forgotten was the stellar play of the Blackhawks’ defence corps from last weekend, Fred ‘Bubbles’ Dunnington, Hugh ‘Father Time’ Murray, Cauley, Markell and the ever steady and competitive Danny Powers had a great weekend. Their strong play enabled the Hawks’ star and king of the corded castles, Spencer Utman, to play outstanding last weekend.


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EMC Sports - St. Lawrence College Athletics & Recreation honoured its studentathletes at the annual awards ceremony at the Brockville Memorial Centre on Thursday, March 27, where Susan Filion, and James Coderre picked up the two biggest awards of the night. Susan was named The Brockville Rotary Club Female Athlete of the Year. A member of the Schooners cross country team, Susan had a very impressive 2012-13 running season, having finished in the top 10 in all of her races, including 5th at the SLC TriCampus Invitational, 6th at the Seneca College Invitational, 8th at the Humber College Invitational, and finishing 17th at the Ontario College Athletics Association (OCAA) Provincial Championship, only seconds away from qualifying for the National Championship. Susan brought experience to young running team that strongly benefited from her leadership. Susan is a perfect example of a wellbalanced athlete, being married, working, attending school full time, while participating in Varsity athletics. James received The Brockville Rotary Club Male Athlete of the Year as a member of the Schooners men’s hockey team. James was a valuable member of the team this season, scoring timely goals, while providing valuable leadership to a young Schooners squad. His impact helped the team make it to the Tournament Championship at the Sheridan and Seneca College Invitationals, in-addition to the team qualifying for the Ontario Colleges Committee on Campus Recreation (OCCCR) Challenge Cup for the second straight season. James also received the Schooners men’s hockey Coaches Recognition Award for his valued leadership. “The Athletics banquet is a special occasion to celebrate, reminisce and recognize the great achievements of our student-athletes” said Athletics and Student Life Officer Brad Craig-Pettem. “Schooner athletes showed great commitment and determination in competition and in the classroom. Our small campus had some major achievements this year, with our cross country team sending a runner to the National Championships, our hockey team making it to back-to-back Provincial Championship appearances, and our golf team winning a silver medal in the team division at the OCAA Championships” he added. A special tribute was given to Jack Tennant, as it was just announced on Thursday that he was retiring from the St. Lawrence College, after 42 years of service as Senior AV Technologist. Other major award winners included: Shawn Curry winning the Schooners Academic & Athletic Achievement Award, as a member of the men’s indoor soccer team. Steve Poirier received the SLC Athletics Contribution Award for his continued support of the department. Steve became involved with athletics as soon as they started school in September. He has a creative eye and was a tremendous help with many events around campus. Having a huge role in the Schooners golf team division silver medal win at the OCAA Provincial Championships, Kurtis Lavery won The Tyler Forkes Athletic Fair Play Award. Kurtis also won the silver medal

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Taken from the 1996 T.V. Nostalgia, five lively kittens (Advanced CanSkaters) dance to the music of Josie and the Pussy Cats. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have skaters from the whole area, Lyndhurst, North Augusta and Athens,â&#x20AC;? said president Gib Kent. Kent indicated that the whole year had been busy, yet fantastic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year we were fortunate enough to host the 2013 Eastern Ontario Special Olympics and it was just a wonderful event for us, so rewarding,â&#x20AC;? said Kent. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We saw kids who wanted to be here. The award ceremony was really touching; everyone was winning. It was a highlight for us to be able to host it and our senior members were involved, so it was rewarding for them as well.â&#x20AC;? Plus Kent referred to hosting the High School Championships last week in Smiths Falls.

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and Flint (D.J. Cotorna). The whole mission was a set-up orchestrated by the President of the United States (Jonathon Pryce) to frame and wipe out the Joes. Of course the President is really Cobra operative Zartan who’s working under the direction of Cobra Commander (Luke Bracey). Taking out the Joes wasn’t the end game, but a step in their larger plan to take over the world. The three Joes have to stop Cobra, but they can’t do it on their own. For-

tunately Snake Eyes (Ray Park) and his protégé Jinx (Elodie Yung) are still in the field tracking Storm Shadow (Lee Byung-hun). Roadblock also calls on retired general Joe Colton (Bruce Willis) for some extra firepower. They aren’t many, but they’re all the world has. G.I. Joe: Retaliation might have a few more scenes with Channing Tatum, and is newly dressed up in 3-D, but it doesn’t meet expectations. I’ll start with the good because the film isn’t a compete wash. There’s a few slick action scenes, and some amazing special effects that bring all those wonderful toys to life. Dwayne Johnson is born to play Roadblock. Tatum is short lived but great as Duke. I like Arianne Palicki as Lady Jane. Ray Park and Lee Byung-hun are perfect adversaries. Jonathon Pryce is a brilliant villain, and adding Bruce Willis in as the original Joe is genius. It’s a great action movie cast.

So here’s the bad. The story is choppy and disjointed. The film jumps all over the place leaving the whole thing feeling forced and contrived. A lot of the fight scenes are difficult to see mostly from what looks like bad camera work. They fail to capture the action which I believe has a lot to do with going back and redoing scenes for 3-D. Speaking of which the 3-D effects are terrible. You can tell they were added in as a second thought, and the film would have been much better had it been left alone. In the end G.I. Joe: Retaliation is just a poorly constructed film. It needs a few more scenes, a bit more dialogue, and more time to develop a proper story. Mind you they had a whole year, and it still wasn’t enough. Mark Haskins’ column is a regular feature of the EMC

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EMC Entertainment - The OLG Casino Thousand Islands present this exciting show, as part of the Cabaret Music Series at the Firehall Theatre, in Gananoque. “Essentially Cole” celebrates the music of one of America’s greatest composers Cole Porter. “I Get A Kick Out Of You”, ‘True Love”, “In The Still Of The Night”,”What Is This thing Called Love”, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and ‘From This Moment On” are just a few of the great songs being performed in the show. Friday and Saturday April 19-20 at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m., April 21. It features experienced performers who will “wow” you with their unique talents. Chantal Thompson is a Kingston native singer, who has just released an easy jazz album and Cliff Edwards, a well-known singer residing in Gananoque, formerly the lead singer in the Montreal-based group “THE BELLS”. Paul Harding, conducts the evening on grand piano, with accomplished bass player Bob Arlidge, Dave Barton the wellknown Kingston on guitar and Doug Gravelle playing drums. This year’s season has provided great entertainment for all musical tastes, in cabaret at the Firehall Theatre. The season is sponsored by the 1000 Islands Accommodation Partners, 102.7 The lake, 999 MyFm and the Gananoque Brewing Company For tickets and show information call the Firehall Theatre Box Office: 613-382-7020…www.thousandislandplayhouse.com..

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The children of Matt and Norma Hayes would like to invite everyone to an open house for our parents’ 60th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY on April 6, 2013 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Roebuck Community Hall IN MEMORIAM

McGOVERN, Jim – In loving memory of a dear husband who passed away April 6, 2012. A million times I’ve needed you, A million times I’ve cried, If love could have saved you, You never would have died. Things we feel most deeply, Are the hardest things to say, My dearest one, I loved you, In a very special way. If I could have one lifetime wish, One dream that could come true, I’d pray to God with all my heart, For yesterday and you. Missing you, Sharron

CARD OF THANKS

GARBER - BOARD Jim and Deborah Board are pleased to announce the engagement of their eldest son Daniel Board to Kayla Garber daughter of Robert Garber and Marianne Mills of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. The wedding will take place on August 10, 2013 in Greenfield, Nova Scotia at the Board Family Cottage.

The family of Hazel Coote-Baker invite you to help celebrate her 80TH BIRTHDAY on April 6 at St. Andrew’s United Church Hall, Toledo 1-3 pm Best wishes only

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Friday & Saturday, May 3rd & 4th Brockville Memorial Centre Door prizes Lucky Three Draw Ethnic Foods & Entertainment

Fun For All the Family Visit our website for more info www.brockvillemulticulturalfestival.com Brockville Club available FOR SALE for rent for Anniversary parties, weddings, SUPPLIES, McGOVERN, Jim – In loving memory of a dear birthday parties, stag & BUTCHER Leather + Craft Supplies father and Poppy, Jim McGovern, who left us on does, etc. Call Brockville and Animal Control ProdClub 613-342-3494. April 6, 2010. ucts. Get your Halfords 128 page FREE CATALOG. HELLYER, Nancy – In loving memory of a dear Deep in my heart lies a picture Gananoque Wheels of Of a loved one laid to rest, 1-800-353-7864 or Email: wife who passed away April 5, 2008. Carewheelchair order@halfordhide.com. In memory’s frame I shall keep it, God saw you getting tired, accessible transportation Visit our Web Store: Because he was one of the best. And a cure was not to be, service. Seniors and www. disabled persons. halfordsmailorder.com So He put His arms around you, Sadly missed by Marcy, Brent, Taya Information or requests. And whispered “Come to Me.” and Jesse (613)382-4831. Disability EquipmentWith tearful eyes we watched you, Wheelchair (Patriot InvaWe watched you fade away, care), mint condition, Although we loved you dearly, FOR SALE FOR SALE $550; Expresso Lite adult We could not make you stay. IN MEMORIAM walker (only used 4 A golden heart stopped beating, months) $300; Bed rail, Hard working hands now rest, $50; Bathtub arm $25; God broke our hearts to prove to us, FOLEY, FrankBath bench without back $25; Push walker $20. He only takes the best. In memory of my 613-267-4463 after 5:30 It’s lonesome here without you, husband who passed weekdays. $ We miss you more each day, away April 11, 2009. Starting at Life doesn’t seem the same, Times may pass and For all your Glass NeedsSince you have gone away. fade away, Delivery Del e ivery and maintenance package included included. e Mirror, Plexiglass, Lexan, Thermos, Showers, Stove, When days are sad and lonely, Silent thoughts and Limited time offer. Instant rebates up to $1,000. and Screen Replacement. And everything goes wrong, memories stay, THE Residential and CommerWe seem to hear you whisper, Godfrey, ON But in my heart you are cial. Leeds Glass “Cheer up and carry on.” always there. (613)345-2032. 613-374-2566

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WITH SINCERE THANKS The family of the late Roseann (Rosie) Poulin would like to express their sincere thanks to relatives, friends and neighbours who were there for us during Rosie’s illness and passing. Please accept our heartfelt gratitude for all your prayers, phone calls, personal visits, cards, flowers, food and donations. A special thank you to Dr. S. McMurray and Kim for their care and compassion and home visits. Thank you to Cindy and the CCAC for their support, care and compassion. To Fr. Price thank you for your hospital visits, prayers and compassion. To Fr. Dean thank you for being there for Rosie during her illness, for home visits and for your compassion. To Fr. Julius and Fr. Dean thank you for the personal message and caring thoughts expressed during the service. It was beautiful. To the Irvine Funeral Home, Brent Barb and Staff, thank you for your personal attention to details which made a very difficult time less stressful for our family. To all of you, your thoughtfulness will never be forgotten. Thank you so much. Ron, Missy and family; Jason and family and Rosie’s sisters and families

IN MEMORIAM DIXON, Dennis Earl – In loving memory of a dear son, brother and uncle, who passed away April 5, 2011. Special smile, special face, And in our hearts a special place. No words we speak can ever say. How much we miss you every day. To hear your voice and see your smile, To sit and talk with you a while. To be together in the same old way, Would be our greatest wish today. Always loved and never forgotten, Mom.

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GUINDONAKEHURST Mireille Marie Simone Mireille passed away peacefully at home on March 22, 2013 after a sudden illness. Pre-deceased by her parents Cecile Guindon (nee Magnan) and Jean-Paul Guindon. Loving wife to David Akehurst and sister to Denis Guindon. In remembrance of Mimi, a Memorial Service will be held on Saturday April 6th, 2013 at 3 p.m. in the Irvine Memorial Chapel at Roselawn, 2451 County Road 15, Maitland, ON (613) 348-3405.

IN MEMORIAM McGOVERN, James – In loving memory of a dear grandfather who passed away April 6, 2012. In life loved and honoured, In death remembered. Sadly missed Andrew

FOR SALE 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.

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Firewood- Cut, split and delivered or picked up. Dry FIREWOOD seasoned hardwood or softwood from $50/face D&D Tree Service has cord. Phone Greg Knops cell firewood for sale at $70 (613)658-3358, per face cord. This wood (613)340-1045. has been drying for over a year and is high quality cut MUSIC and split hardwood. Call D&D Tree Service Certified piano techni613-345-3963. cian, with Piano Technician’s Guild, extensive experience with tuning, rePETS pairing and rebuilding. Contact Grant Pattingale at 613-284-8333, 1-877-742-6648 or www.piano4u.ca

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Come On Board! Join the South East CCAC Board of Directors Interested in giving back to your community? The South East Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) is seeking applicants to its volunteer Board of Directors, in particular from the Hastings and Prince Edward County, North Hastings or Quinte West area. CCACs help people of all ages find their way through the health system. We support people to go home from hospital, help seniors live safely in their communities, help children with complex chronic diseases to go to school, help dying people stay at home with their families, and help people navigate the health system to connect with the care they need. The South East CCAC is a multi-site organization (head office in Kingston), with over 300 employees and 1,500 contracted provider staff. On a day-to-day basis the South East CCAC serves over 11,500 people in the communities from Bancroft to Smiths Falls in the North and from Brighton to Brockville in the South and span a diverse demographic population of 500,000 in both rural and urban centres. Some of the skills and expertise we are seeking in our Board members: UÊʘœÜi`}iÊ>˜`ÊVœ““ˆÌ“i˜ÌÊ̜Ê̅iʅi>Ì…ÊV>ÀiÊÃÞÃÌi“Ê>˜`Ê̜ʵÕ>ˆÌÞʜvÊV>Ài for clients of the South East CCAC UÊ Ý«iÀˆi˜Viʜ˜Ê>ÊVœÀ«œÀ>ÌiʜÀÊ«ÕLˆVÊv՘`i`ÊÊLœ>À` UÊLˆˆÌÞÊ̜ÊܜÀŽÊivviV̈ÛiÞÊ>ÃÊ>Ê`ˆÀiV̜ÀÊ>˜`Ê>ÃÃՓiʏi>`iÀň«ÊÀœiÃÊ܈̅ˆ˜Ê>ÊLœ>À`ÊÃÌÀÕVÌÕÀi UÊi}>ÊŽ˜œÜi`}iÊ>˜`ÊiÝ«iÀˆi˜Vi Uʈ˜>˜Vˆ>Ê>˜`ÊLÕȘiÃÃÊL>VŽ}ÀœÕ˜` UʘvœÀ“>̈œ˜Ê“>˜>}i“i˜ÌÊΈÃÊ>˜`ÊiÝ«iÀˆi˜Viʈ˜ÊÕȘ}ÊVœ“«ÕÌiÀÊ>««ˆV>̈œ˜Ã UÊ*ÀœVÕÀi“i˜ÌÊ>˜`ÊVœ˜ÌÀ>VÌʓ>˜>}i“i˜ÌÊiÝ«iÀˆi˜Vi UÊ ˆˆ˜}Õ>Ê­ ˜}ˆÃ…ÉÀi˜V…® Interested in joining the South East CCAC Board? For more information and to apply online, please visit us at www.se.ccac-ont.ca, or submit a completed resume and covering letter by April 19, 2013 to: Beverley Townsend, Chair, Governance Committee c/o Johanne Kot, Executive Assistant Phone: 613-544-8200 Ext. 4241 Email: johanne.kot@se.ccac-ont.ca

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613-342-4908 HELP WANTED Cleaning Lady Please call 613-345-6716.

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INSTALLERS Busy local Renovations Business is seeking experienced Window and Door Installers. 3-5 Years Experience Preferred. Pay based on experience. Please send resume to: St. Lawrence EMC Box#0001 7712 Kent Blvd. Brockville, ON K6V 7H6

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CONTRACTORS FOREMAN and LABOURERS Experienced excavations and site servicing/sewer Foreman and Labourers wanted. GPS layout and grades experience will be an asset. Permanent position at Perth location. Apply via email to Jim Ghinn jim@awdcontractors.ca or call 613-267-4265

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES 1st..........................Paper 2nd........................Cotton 3rd ......................Leather 4th ........................ Books 5th .........................Wood 6th ................Candy, Iron 7th .............Copper, Wool 8th ......... Bronze, Pottery 9th ..........Pottery, Willow 10th .........Tin, Aluminum 11th ........................Steel 12th ............... Linen, Silk 13th ...................... Lace

14th ...................... Ivory 15th ...................Crystal 20th .....................China 25th .....................Silver 30th ......................Pearl 35th ......................Coral 40th ......................Ruby 45th ................Sapphire 50th .......................Gold 55th .................Emerald 60th ................Diamond 70th ................Platinum

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Rideau Community Health Services RCHS IS SEEKING BOARD VOLUNTEERS Rideau Community Health Services (RCHS) is a fully accredited, non-profit, communitygoverned organization representing Smiths Falls Community Health Centre, Rideau Valley Diabetes Services and Merrickville District Community Health Centre. RCHS is a vibrant organization which oversees the provision of a broad range of services (including primary health care, health promotion, diabetes education, etc.) in support of the health and well-being of members of our communities. We require Board Members with: knowledge of the community, particularly Smiths Falls; a wish to learn more about health and social support services; and a desire to improve the health and well-being of all members of our communities. Experience with: a non-profit board, financial oversight, program evaluation or the high tech sector would be helpful. The Board meets monthly in either Merrickville or Smiths Falls. Potential board members need to live, work or volunteer in Lanark or Leeds and Grenville, and be over 18 years of age. If you’re interested in contributing to our communities in a meaningful manner, then we invite you to submit a brief résumé, by April 19th, to the Nominating Committee, RCHS, PO Box 550, Merrickville, ON, K0G 1N0 or by email to pmckenna@RideauCHS.ca. For more information please visit our website at www.RideauCHS.ca or contact Peter McKenna, Executive Director, at 613-269-3400, extension 224. RCHS is supported by the South East Local Health Integration Network (SE LHIN), the Ministry of Community and Social Services and by the people and communities we serve. CL427530/0404


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HELP WANTED Oil Burner Technician & Gas Technician. Must have good communication and writing skills. Wage depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits package. Please send your resume by fax: 613-342-3920 or email: qualityservice@pkfamilyheating.com

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Metal and shingle roofing company has general labourer and/or foreman (lead hand) positions available. Valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licence, experience in-field and reliability required. Please submit resume to: buildsmartconstruction@ gmail.com

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Do you have a small business? Would you like to? Learn about how to improve an existing business or how to start a new one.

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Thursday, April 11 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Landscaping and Groundskeeping Job Event â&#x20AC;&#x201C;

The Municipality is seeking 5 mature students for Parks and Public Works Maintenance for the summer from approximately May 13, 2013 to August 30, 2013, a 40 hour work week.

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Applicants must be physically fit to be able to perform Parks Maintenance for example: grass mowing, ball diamond maintenance, playground maintenance, and construction requirements involved with the public works department. Applicants must have a Valid Class â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gâ&#x20AC;? Drivers Licence, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dâ&#x20AC;? Licence is preferable in order to operate Public Works equipment. REMUNERATION The 2012 Wage for this position is $11.86 to $12.70 per hour. Candidates are invited to submit applications and complete resume to the undersigned in an envelope clearly marked â&#x20AC;&#x153;Application Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Maintenanceâ&#x20AC;? no later than 12:00 NOON, Friday, May 3, 2013. James Tuck, Public Works Supervisor Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands 1233 Prince Street, PO Box 280, Lansdowne, Ontario KOE 1LO In accordance with Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy Legislation, the information gathered is collected pursuant to the Municipal Act, S.O. 2001, and will be used for the purpose of job selection. We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be notified.

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Lanark County Mental Health is a comprehensive, multi disciplinary team and community based mental health organization sponsored by the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. Transitional youth and adults experiencing serious and persistent mental health concerns are provided with streamlined access to mental health services and resources. We believe in a client centered approach to support the individual in a recovery model to promote optimal health and well-being. There is an opportunity for a

Take Notice that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on April 25, 2013, at the Municipal OfďŹ ce, 1233 Prince Street, P.O. Box 280, Lansdowne ON K0E 1L0.

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The Program Manager Supervisor is responsible for the coordination of a comprehensive continuing care network. The successful candidate will provide guidance and direction in the establishment of comprehensive clinical programs through identified best practice models to support clients with ongoing recovery focused, mental health services. Advanced leadership skills, clinical supervision and expertise in psychiatry / mental health is essential to supporting a dynamic team of social workers, community mental health nurses, case managers, a social/recreation counselor and psychiatrists. This position will share in the continuous quality improvement of client services and education sessions for clients and families, peers and community agencies.

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The position requires a Masters of Social Work or related degree with minimum of five years clinical expertise in psychiatric hospital services and community mental health services and /or a Bachelor of Nursing Degree, and Certification Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. The Program Manager position requires proven experience in successfully managing staff and experience as a supervisor or manager. Interpersonal skills, strong professional work ethic, positive attitude, commitment to quality care and excellent communication skills are required. Advanced information technology, protocol development and problem solving skills are essential in the shared care model of integrated services. Qualified applicants should apply in confidence by Friday April 12, 2013 at 4 p.m. (Eastern Time). Applications should be sent to: Ms. Diana McDonnell Director, Lanark County Mental Health 88 Cornelia St. W., Unit A2 Smiths Falls, ON K7A 5K9 Email: dmcdonnell@lanarkmentalhealth.com Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The tenders will then be opened in public on the same day as soon as possible after 3:00 p.m. at the Municipal OfďŹ ce, 1233 Prince Street, Lansdowne.

Minimum Tender Amount: $8,213.92 Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order or of a bank draft or cheque certiďŹ ed by a bank or trust corporation payable to the municipality and representing at least 20 per cent of the tender amount. Except as follows, the municipality makes no representation regarding the title to or any other matters relating to the land to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers. This sale is governed by the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules made under that Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes and the relevant land transfer tax. The municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser.

HELP WANTED Police/Fire Communicator (Part-Time)- The Gananoque Police Service is currently accepting resumes for the position of Police/Fire Communicator. Particulars of this position may be found on either: Police Services Board website http://www. gananoquepoliceservice.com Town website http://www.gananoque.ca Resumes should be submitted prior to April 5th, 2013 at 4:00 pm. No phone calls please.

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WORK WANTED Gibson Tree Care. Now booking for 2013. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We work where boom trucks canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;tâ&#x20AC;?. Free estimates. Fully insured. (613)865-7828 (local). www.gibsontreecare.com Handy Man- painting, trim work, door hanging, flooring, siding, tiling, decks, repairs. Very reasonable rates. Call Norm (613)340-5614. Have Brush Will Travel. Quality painting, decorating, general home maintenance and repair. Since 1990. Reasonable rates. Call Chuck Farkas 613-923-2551. Reliable Handyman Brockville & area. Kitchen, Bathroom, Painting, Drywall, Flooring, Fence repairs, Decking, Home maintenance and more. Just ask me! Seniors discount. Credit cards accepted. 613-498-5146. Rent-A-Handyman: Installation of kitchen and bathroom cabinets, ceramic tile, hardwood and laminate flooring, trim. Repair/build decks. Garry 613-802-2769.

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PART TIME REGISTERED NURSE REQUIRED Come join our team in providing exceptional care for our Residents! We are currently looking for a: Full Time Registered Nurse We Offer: t $PNQFUJUJWFXBHFTCFOFÜUT t &EVDBUJPOBMPQQPSUVOJUJFTUPFOIBODFZPVS  TLJMMTLOPXMFEHFCBTF t 4VQQPSUJWFFOWJSPONFOUGPSSFøFDUJWFQSBDUJDF t 'BNJMZBUNPTQIFSFXPSLFOWJSPONFOU t 'SFFPOTJUFQBSLJOH t IPVSTIJGUTøFYJCMFTDIFEVMJOH Requirements: t "WBJMBCMFEBZT FWFOJOHT OJHIUTXFFLFOET t $VSSFOUSFHJTUSBUJPOXJUIUIF$PMMFHFPG/VSTFT in Ontario

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School Crossing Guard (Casual Part-time)- The Gananoque Police Service is currently accepting resumes for the position of School Crossing Guard. Particulars of this position may be found on either: Police Services Board website http://www. gananoquepoliceservice.com Town website http://www.gananoque.ca Resumes should be submitted prior to April 5th, 2013 at 4:00 pm. No phone calls please.

Please forward resume to Sue Reynolds by: Fax: 613-384-9407 Email: suereynolds@gibsonfamilyhealthcare.com

HELEN HENDERSON CARE CENTRE â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our Family Caring for Your Familyâ&#x20AC;?

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Note: HST may be payable by successful purchaser. For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender, visit: www.OntarioTaxSales.ca or if no internet access available, contact: Jackie Jonkman AMCT Deputy Treasurer The Corporation of the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands 1233 Prince Street P.O. Box 280 Lansdowne, ON K0E 1L0 (613) 659-2415 jackie@townshipleeds.on.ca CL425802_0328

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Aylshia Alkerton leads the pack of 12 participants in the 2013 Brockville Road Runners Freeze Your Buns Series held on Sunday, March 24 and won the onekilometre run in 3:54.

Freeze Your Buns race attracts 96 participants EMC Sports - The final race in the 2013 Brockville Road Runners Freeze Your Buns Series was held on Sunday, March 24. The weather was favorable although far from last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conditions which allowed participants to run in shorts! The 1 km event was won, for the third time in a row, by Alyshia Alkerton in a time of 3:54 with Ryan Givogue repeating as the top male finisher, also for the third time in a row, in a time of 4:15. Ryan Noccey won the 5-km event in a time of 18.21 and Jenn Bon was the first woman across the finish line in a time of 19:44. Ninety-six participants competed between the two events allowing for a sizeable donation to go to the local food bank. Results: 1 km event: Alyshia Alkerton 3:54, Ryan Givogue 4:15, Ethan Tucker 5:02, Paige Reimann 5:07, Malcolm Tait 5:12, Shin Bourne 5:20, Asia Bourne 5:33, Finn Campeau 6:05, Bennet Armstrong 6:50, Anna Ladd 7:03, Lauran Givogue 7:07, Elliott Ladd 8:11 5 km event: Female: Under 15: Brittany Alkerton 20:30, Hanna Doonan 22:14:75, Madelynn Meek 22:14:97, Lily Meek 22:15:42, Brittany Brown 23:20 15-19: Bridgette Harper 22:15:17, Kristen Giffen 24:22:36 20-29: Alexandra Yule 22:13, Victoria Baker 25:48, Lianna Lam 27:20, Thea Verstegen 27:34, Jessica Dunnington 28:08, Tanya Dexbarats 28:09, Ally Carr 28:51, Katie Nolan 31:16, Justine Cooper 32:51 30-39: Jenn Bon 19:44, Julie Reisen 21:37, Sheri McMullen 23:48, Amanda Fournier 23:53, Angela Roles

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Legion public speaking winners advance to District competitions By STAFF

EMC News - The Friends of the Edwardslocations from bustling Yangon and Mandaburgh Public Library note the lay to idyllic Inle Lake and its following change in the Armchair Travelers villages on stilts, Bagan with its thousands of presentations. stupas and beach-side Thursday, April 11 visit Burma/Myanmar Ngapali on the Bay of Bengal. with Sandra Ketchum to savour the The series begins Thursday April 4 with country that time forgot. Participants will Western United States. All proceeds glimpse the diversity of four different support the library.

Cardinal ladies darts results EMC Sports – The following are the latest results from the Cardinal Ladies Dart League’s following play on March 27. Standings are as follows: 1 the golden team 109 2 the 3 Muskateers 109 3 hot to trot 107 4 high 5! 107 Submitted photo 5 double oh sevens 105

These are the winners of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Poster, Essay, Poem contest held at the Branch 92 Legion in Gananoque on Feb. 24. Top winners will be going to Napanee on April 6 for the District competition. Catholic District Winners Junior Colour Poster - 3rd Regan Swann, Linklater Elementary Public Intermediate Essay - 3rd Sarah Gostlin, St Joseph Elementary Catholic Junior Essay - 3rd Taylor Cooney, St Joseph Elementary Catholic Legion Speaking Contest Winners

Branch 1st, Zone participation – Gr. 3 primary, St Joseph EC– Kaden Graham. “Surviving a Family of 6” Branch 1st, Zone 3rd – Gr5 Junior, Linklater E.P. – Braden Hartley. “Bobby Orr” Branch 1st, Zone 1st, District (Apr 6th) – Gr. 7 Intermediate, St Joseph EC – Hugh Hunt. “Making a movie about Felix Baumgartner’s jump from the edge of

space” Branch 1st, Zone 1st, District (Apr 6th) – Gr. 11 Senior, GISS- Stephen Cody Newman. “Culture” “The work presented was brilliant,” said Janet Gaylord, in charge of Youth Education at Branch 92 Gananoque Legion. “We send our congratulations to all of the winners, and wish them the best of luck at the District competitions.”

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Champions foundation helps make world greener, children’s future brighter EMC News - Champions for Kids wants local citizens to make a child’s life brighter by making the world a little greener. Champions has launched a fundraising campaign to collect used printer cartridges for recycling, said Ray Westendorp, disbursement chairperson for Champions. For every cartridge collected the foundation receives 25 cents from a recycling company in Toronto. Champions for Kids is the charitable arm of the Upper Canada District School Board. The foundation, established in January 2008, raises funds to help disadvantaged youth play sports, enjoy the arts and to support families to pay for

costs associated with medical appointments such as parking. “We’re making our community greener by keeping plastic cartridges and ink out of the landfill,” said Westendorp, principal of Westminster Public School. “It also gives us great joy to fulfill the dreams of kids who want to play basketball and want to go to cadets but can’t because of their family situation. We want to give them the opportunity to fulfill those dreams.” Westendorp introduced the campaign to area business operators and other foundation supporters during a fundraising breakfast last Friday at South Grenville District High School. The campaign is being run as a pilot project in the Brockville

Family of Schools. Collection bins are in place at Lyn Public School, Westminster Public School, Prince of Wales Public School, Commonwealth Public School, Vanier Public School, Toniata Public School, and Front of Yonge Public School as well as various locations within Brockville. In the first month of the campaign, the schools have collected 100 cartridges. If the campaign is successful, Champions will consider spreading the campaign throughout the 85 schools in the Upper Canada District School Board.

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Toyota rules at Monte Carlo conservation rally EMC Lifestyle - Words like â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;greenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and phrases such as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;environmentally friendlyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; usually donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come to mind when thinking of motor-sports, but Toyota Canada scored a major victory recently in a Monte Carlo rally thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about conservation. As part of the Federation Internationale de lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Automobile Alternative Energies Cup Season, the Monte Carlo Rally event held in March marks the first of 12 annual green rallies, including one in Montreal. Drivers and their navigators are tasked with completing a 1,500 km/four day course through the scenic and hilly terrain of Monaco, southern France and Italy on sometimes narrow twisting

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roads. Eight classes of alternatively powered vehicles take part in a rally that scores driving teams on speed accuracy and fuel consumption rather than the fastest finish. The entries ranged from solar-powered prototypes to gasolineelectric hybrids. Our Toyota Canada team took an off-the-shelf Prius PHV (plug-in hybrid vehicle) which had no modifications save the installation of a rally timing/navigation computer. Vinh Pham of Toyota Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advanced technology and power-train division was behind the wheel and his navigator was rally veteran Alan Ockwell. They earned their berth at the Monte Carlo event by winning last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s green rally in Montreal. Vinh reported that the Prius PHV performed flawlessly over narrow roads and extreme elevations of almost 1,000 meters. The plug-in feature of this fuel sipper allows the vehicle to operate

totally on electricity from a dedicated battery and a dash-mounted selector switch allowed Vinh and Alan to use this power-cell when it would provide the most benefit. At the finish line, the Prius PHV earned the title of the most fuel-efficient hybrid and came in fifth overall in a field of 113 entrants. The average fuel economy clocked by this Toyota over the course was 3.9 L/100 km or 72.43 mpg! One of the purposes of events such as these is to demonstrate the viability of alternatively powered autos and the message is getting through. Sandy Di Felice of Toyota Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s external affairs department found a perfect example of this when she spoke with a local family who came out to see the rally. A grandfather, son and two yearold grandson were observing the cars at an overnight pit-stop and when Sandy approached the toddler to ask why he came, he replied in French â&#x20AC;&#x153;pour voir les autos qui ne font pas de bruitâ&#x20AC;? (to see the cars that make no noise). I always count my blessings when I can combine two or more of my favorite interests at once and recently I had this opportunity at the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first Community Health Fest.

This trade-show style event was held recently in the town arena and showcased a variety of health care providers and services. A group that I volunteer with, the Carleton Place Drug Strategy Committee, manned a booth and provided a seminar on youth drug use and suicide risks. The transportation side of the coin (my other passion) came in the form of a very engaging Ontario Ministry of Transportation display provided by a dedicated MTO Regional Planner who joined our drug strategy group for the day. Josee Bessette brought along two very effective and educational pieces of technology to drive home the lesson about the risks of drinking and driving. The first was a set of specially designed vision goggles that simulated the effect that alcohol has on our most important sense. Visitors were encouraged to don a pair of these goggles and then try to walk a straight line (heel to toe) and pick up a set of keys at the end of the line. The results were hilarious. But the star demonstration was Joseeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Intoxi-clock. This oversized calculator connected to a power-point projector allowed the public to see the blood alcohol content (BOC) results of an evening of partying. Individuals

supplied information such as age, sex, their favorite alcoholic beverage, and how many drinks they enjoy by the hour in an average evening of celebration. The Intoxi-clock then calculated at approximately what time their BOC would reach zero once the start and end times of the imbibing were entered. The looks of shock on peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s faces was worth the price of admission when they learned that (depending on their rate of consumption) they wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be safe to drive until late the next morning or as late as the afternoon in some cases. This device really demonstrated the reason why many police road-side enforcement programs are successful on Saturday and Sunday mornings in getting impaired drivers off the road. If you have any questions, opinions, or stories on anything automotive please drop me a line, [By email to emc@perfprint.ca or directly to bjoeturner@hotmail.com listing â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Question for the Car Counselorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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 canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always promise replies).

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‘Raise a Pint’ for Brockville Museum Friday EMC Events - There are still a few tickets left for the beer and food-pairing fundraising event at the Brockville Museum on Friday April 5, 2013! Beau’s All Natural Brewing of Vankleek Hill will be on hand to offer a selection of five of their superb brews. Anyone who has not yet had the opportunity to sample their wares will be in for a treat as their reputation for quality beer continues to soar! Participants will have a chance to talk to one of their representatives and learn about their unique brewing methods. For those who enjoy spending too much time in their kitchens, this year event organizers will emphasize the pairing of fine brews with foods that best complement them. Like wines, the subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) differences in the

flavour of various beers can have a profound influence on the taste of the dish one is trying. Five of the finest local restaurants, The Barley Mow, The Brockberry, Buds on the Bay, Kazuko, and The Mill will create a variety of dishes for everyone to sample with each delicious beer. Helping serve one of Beau’s excellent beers will be celebrity server Brockville mayor Dave Henderson! All of this will take place in the cozy and intimate atmosphere of the Brockville Museum. Music will be provided by local musicians “The Hoolies” whose specialty is the sounds of the Celts! There will also be a draw for a spectacular gift basket as well as a variety of door prizes. Funds raised at this event are designated for the Open

Drawer Project. Thousands of photographs and artifacts related to the families of Brockville, the places they have lived, worked, and played for more than 200 years are in the museum’s collection. Project co-ordinators want to “open our drawers” by acquiring software that will allow people far and wide significantly improved access to the collection both online and in person. Please support this project by coming to this fundraiser, joining in from 7-9 p.m. on April 5. Tickets are only $35 per museum member and $40 for not-yet members and are available at the Brockville Museum. To reserve tickets please drop by the museum, call 613 342-4397, or email at museum@brockville. com. Space is limited so don’t delay!

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EMC News - Leading up to Good Friday and Easter Monday the Brockville Collegiate Institute staff decided to challenge the grades 7-12 students with a ‘Buy Out’ (students pay $2 to leave last period class). The funds raised from the Buy Out went towards the purchase of equipment for The Iron Ram fitness room. Students taking the Buy Out filled the gymnasium bleachers to cheer as their peers took on the teachers in various sports. This event was fueled by a grant from Physical and Health Education Canada to encourage collegiality, collaboration and camaradery between the staff and students. Above, The staff at BCI should have known better than challenge the students in the Oskee-Wee-Wee cheer as there really was no competition. Right, teacher Cheryl Donovan readies her swing as she prepares to aim the ball towards the crease of the net in hopes of pulling ahead of the students in goals.

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EMC Business - John Clark, one of Canada’s leading experts on property valuation matters, is calling for Ontario’s policy makers to reform the province’s property assessment system to provide municipalities with more stable and predictable revenue and property owners with fairer taxation. Ontario has the dubious honour of having one of the most cumbersome property assessment and appeals systems in the country. This will again be evident this spring as thousands of disgruntled property owners across the province attempt to appeal their latest property assessments. Property assessments in Ontario are updated on a four-year cycle. The 2012 Assessment Update, which will dictate property tax bills for the 2013-2016 period, were distributed to property owners across the province last fall. March 31 was the deadline for a property owner to file an appeal if they did not agree with the new assessment

on their property. But with Ontario’s current system, these appeals will not be addressed for some months, or, in some cases, years. Municipalities, meanwhile, are setting their budgets for the year and will shortly be setting the final tax rates that will be included in the final tax bills that will be mailed out in the second quarter. They will need to budget for the outcome of appeals, which is a best guess as to how many appeals will be filed and what the outcome of these will be. Property owners who have been unfairly assessed will end up paying more than their fair share of municipal taxes. If a property owner’s appeal is successful, they will receive a refund cheque from their municipality, but they would have been much better off if they had only paid their fair share at the outset. “It doesn’t have to be this way, and there are plenty of examples across Canada of how Ontario could do it better,” said Clark.

“First, Ontario should consider having a one-year lag between the issuance of an assessment and the tax year it governs. Second, it would not be difficult to implement new guidelines to tighten up time lines and ensure any appeals and reassessments are in fact resolved by the end of that year.” Clark is a 30-year veteran of Canada’s real estate appraisal and valuation industry. He is VicePresident of Valuation and Consulting at The Regional Group of Companies Inc. and a Past President and Fellow of the Appraisal Institute of Canada. About The Regional Group of Companies Inc. The Regional Group (www. regionalgroup.com) is an opportunistic real estate investment, development and asset management company that develops and builds real estate opportunities in Ottawa and Canada’s National Capital Region. For more than 50 years, The Regional Group has been shaping

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