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Student “generosity, dedication” praised By Bill Freeman

EMC News - Norwood The War Amps of Canada has praised the “generosity and dedication” of the student organizers of the second annual Norwood District High School tractor parade which raised $1,600. “The students at Norwood District High School have shown such generosity and dedication to raising money for such a special organization,” says Jamie Lunn, public awareness officer for The War Amps. Lunn is an NDHS alumnus and lifelong beneficiary of The War Amps and its programs for children and youth. She has made a point of giving back to the school herself by donating material from The War Amps Military Heritage Series and a six DVD set of World War II newsreels so there is a shared and strong connection between the school and the organization. The student organizers of the second annual NDHS tractor parade present a cheque for $1,600 to Denise Calder who represented The War Amps of Canada. From left to right are Please see “War” on page 3 Brittany Meier, Travis Stark, Evan Stanley, Kortney Seabrook, Chelsea Steele, Megan Wilson and Keegan McGriskin. Photo: Bill Freeman

Area hit hard by ice storm but residents cope

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out hydro from Penetang to Kingston to Toronto. For folks like Erin Garvey, who has lived here all her life, it meant scrambling when the power went out. She and her family live on Meyers Island and the big problem they faced was flooding. Hours of freezing rain followed by rain and strong winds made roads treacherous and basement flooding a problem in several areas. We caught up to Garvey at Canadian Tire, one of only two places that could be found open. She was buying a generator to get their sump pumps working again. “We have two sump pumps and we already had to move furniture out of the basement … all the kids’ bedrooms are down there,” she said. Aaron Macanuel, the owner of Canadian Tire here, said as soon as the power went out their natural gas generator fired up giving them the power they needed to

stay open. Once the word got around town people were showing up to buy everything from flashlights to batteries to generators. “We brought in an emergency order of generators Saturday night and sold close to 50,” he said. “In a state of emergency such as floods, fires, power outages the company will expedite the product to the stores … whatever they have left in the distribution centres,” he explained. Sharon Peeling of Campbellford was buying batteries. Without a generator at home or heat, she said pragmatically, “We’ll just put more clothes on if we get cold. Not much you can do about it.” Predictions changed throughout the day but at one point Hydro One said it could be as late as 11 p.m. Sunday night before power would be restored in this area. “Part of a tree came down and took half

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our eavestrough off,” said Peeling, before heading to the checkout. Down the road and across the bridge, Dooher’s Bakery was open and even without any lights on, (they had no backup generator), the word was out and people were stopping in to buy their famous baked goods. Gary and Jane Schuell, who live halfway between Campbellford and Stirling, said, “We came up here for a place to eat and found them open … We’re just really upset about all the trees that are down.” Debbie Fillier who works behind the counter said the day’s baking was done before the power went out. At Island Park Retirement Community residents were settled with a bingo game scheduled for Saturday afternoon. “We’re running off our backup generator so we have adequate lighting and emergency outlets if someone needs oxygen. Please see “Not too” on page 3 R0012035127

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EMC News - Campbellford - The buzz of chainsaws replaced the crashing sounds made by tree limbs coming down as cleanup began after the ice storm that hit much of Ontario last Friday into Saturday. Power outages were reported across the province and Trent Hills was no exception. Here in Campbellford power was lost early Friday morning and Hastings area followed shortly after. Both towns had their power back on later in the day, Campbellford’s returned about 5:30 p.m. Reports from Warkworth indicated power wasn’t back on until Saturday afternoon. Parts of Norwood were still without power on Sunday. The Hydro One storm centre web site still showed multiple outages on Monday. At one point 150,000 people were with-

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Community Care’s shining lights honoured at lunch By Bill Freeman

EMC News - Havelock - They are the shining lights of Community Care Havelock and last week the organization’s 75 volunteers were honoured during a special appreciation luncheon. “You’re the reason we’re here today to celebrate all the things you do in the community,” co-ordinator Tammy Ross said underscoring the organization’s appreciation theme “volunteers light up our lives.” The lunch was a chance to celebrate “the light you bring to the lives of others,” said Ross. “It is you that gives that light,” she said. “It’s all the things you do that makes them feel that comfort.” “We can see the difference you make in your own lives, the lives of your clients and the lives of their families,” added Karen Hartford, Community Care’s volunteer development co-ordinator. Light, unlike darkness, is measureable “and what you do is measureable,” said Hartford. “We have books of client comments [and] they are always singing your praises because they see the light you shine in the community. “You light up our community,” Hartford said. The work of the organization’s nearly 1,000 volunteers “warms our spirit, brightens our day

and encourages us to keep going. Your enthusiasm and the joy you put into everything you do overflows into everything you touch, everything your light reaches. “Thank-you for everything we see you do and thank-you for everything in the quiet moments when you are helping others.” Across the county, Community Care volunteers served almost 5,000 people this past year, said board president Jim Patterson. Patterson called that achievement, with a fulltime staff of less than 35, “incredible.” All of this is done with a budget of $2 million with the province providing $1.2 million. Fund raising through events like Kilometres for Care help meet the $800,000 balance. “We take that $1.2 million and turn it into $2 million,” said Patterson. “It’s wonderful to keep the money in the right place, the community. I am proud to be a member of the board.” Receiving two-year pins were: Margaret Brown, Carole Collins, Joan Crawford, Lois Galbraith, Barbara Hogg, Annalene Miles, Les Morris, Brian Radnor, Leslie Turpin and Carol Wilks. Receiving five-year pins were: Jean-Marie Bernard, Marilyn Davison and Carol Ellis.

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Community Care Havelock paid tribute to its team of volunteers last week during an appreciation luncheon. Joining board president Jim Patterson (fourth from left) and Havelock Community Care co-ordinator Tammy Ross (far right) on stage were (l-r) honourees Lois Galbraith, Les Morris, Carole Collins, Carol Wilks, Joan Crawford, Leslie Turpin, Jean-Marie Bernard and Carol Ellis. Absent were Margaret Brown, Barbara Hogg, Annalene Miles, Brian Radnor and Marilyn Davison. Photo: Bill Freeman

Founders Week will have year-long reach

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Effective April 1, 2013 The Seymour Landfill will cease operations as a landfill and will commence operations strictly as a waste transfer station. Only loads of waste which can be unloaded by hand will be accepted at this site.

Also on April 1, 2013 The tipping fee charged specifically for the disposal of garbage will be standardized at all of our Landfills and Transfer Stations.

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“We practically killed ourselves. It doesn’t have to all be in one week.” Some will be held during the traditional Founders Week (August 9-17) like the full-fledged Fibre Arts Festival organized in collaboration with Lang Pioneer Village. There will be a dye workshop at Lang and quilting and printing workshops in Hastings as well as a full-day symposium and textile arts fest at Lang. Among the other Rural Arts Festival events will be 150th anniversary of Hastings United Church and a June 30 ecumenical waterfront service with the Reverend Jamie York taking on the role of an old-time circuit preacher. Morrison hopes to have a gospel choir at this event. There will be a celebration of local food at the Village Chicken Supper which will include the first-ever Hastings Buttertart Contest. There will be a sports-themed exhibit at the Hastings Waterfront Festival focusing on Dit Clapper, the Hastings Legionnaires lacrosse team and local baseball. An exciting initiative is bringing a travelling First Nations storyteller into elementary schools in Roseneath, Hastings, Norwood and Keene. This project is being co-ordinated by Aron Bell and Melody Crowe. Two years ago Bell brought his talents to Founders Week. “But it was in the summer so it didn’t have the right impact,” Morrison said. “It’s better to do it at the beginning of the school year in October.” An author’s night on the importance of rural churches, Prairie Days at the Blackoak Savanna in Alderville, midnight fishing madness, a heritage walking tour and the republication of Birth of a Village are also on the agenda. “It’s going to be very exciting and we’re going to need lots of volunteers,” says Morrison. R0012031958

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One of our elevators works off the generator as does our heat,” explained Kirsta Hazlewood, lifestyle consultant/director of recreation. “It doesn’t bother me a bit,” said resident Bernice Phillips, who was quite comfortable working on a puzzle with fellow resident Hartley Gazell. Gary and Jane Schuell, who live out of town, came looking for a place to eat and found Dooher’s Bakery open in Campbellford. Debbie Fillier, behind the counter, said the baking was done before the power went out Bernice Phillips, left, and Hartley Gazell, centre, residents at Island Park Retirement Community and they wanted to sell their baked Sharon Peeling of Campbellford stopped in to the Canadian Tire store in Campbellford to buy a flash- were unfazed by the ice storm as the home had a backup generator to keep emergency lights on, an goods so remained open. light and batteries. The store remained open because it had a gas generator. Owner Aaron Macanuel elevator operational and heat on. Krista Hazlewood, right, lifestyle consultant/director of recreation said they were prepared to weather the storm. Photo: Sue Dickens said about 50 generators were sold, including an emergency order. Photo: Sue Dickens

Tick tock! Clock ticks down on HRA trail project EMC News - Hastings - If the Hastings Revitalization Association can’t complete its planned upgrade of the Hastings trail this year they’ll move on to another project. “If we can’t do it this year we’re not going to do it so we might as well move on to other projects,” vice chair Steve Roddy said during their regular quarterly meeting. The HRA is anxious to make improvements to the one-kilometre stretch of the Trans Canada Trail that runs along a former rail bed behind Homewood Avenue west toward the swing bridge across the Trent River. The upgrades include clearing the brush and resurfacing work to make it more “user friendly.” “Right now there’s potholes and ruts,” says Roddy. The organization has been discussing trail improvements for at least three years and is frustrated by the slow progress. Roddy recently met with Trent Hills staff including CAO Mike Rutter and Hastings ward Councillor and Deputy-mayor Bob Crate to “discuss a plan to move forward with the trail. “The municipality is 100 per cent behind the project; they want to do as much work as they can,” Roddy said.

“We’re not thinking of throwing money out that could be better spent somewhere else.” There will be another site visit in the next couple of weeks. “From there move forward and hopefully get this project going not too long into the summer,” Roddy said. “We would like to have this managed and done by the end of the year. One of the options we have, because we may not spend all of the money and the municipality is going to do so much in-kind, is we may look at designing a sitting area at the end where the bridge is,” The HRA would like to have an engineered design plan done for the observation-sitting area “so if there is any funding available later on it’s ready to go because we have the plan. “Hopefully there [will be] progress in the next couple of months,” said Roddy. “It’s kind of a nightmare when you look at this trail in Hastings because we’re so divided between jurisdictions,” he explained. The 33-kilometre Lang-Hastings Trail section of the Trans Canada Trail in Peterborough County was recently upgraded with $500,000 worth of work done. “The Trans Canada Trail looks at Hastings as a natural hub so they do want to put a lot of money in

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“To know that the small but generous community of Norwood and surrounding area supports the work of The War Amps [which] has given me so much but who also helps children across Canada is so special,” Lunn told the Trent Hills Regional News. Funds raised through the parade will be used to purchase artificial limbs and provide support programs for children. Lunn thanked all the people who donated to the cause as well as those who watched along the parade route; she was especially grateful to the students and community members who participated in the parade. The event, she said, celebrates the “community’s link to The War Amps and agriculture.” The War Amps is celebrating its ninety-fifth anniversary this year a milestone Lunn says is

worthy of celebration and reflection. “I’m able to reflect on the beginning of The War Amps when First World War amputee veterans returned and started the organization,” she says. “These veterans were able to pass their positive philosophy of ‘amputees helping amputees’ to Second World War amputee veterans when they returned. “These service men continued to give back to Canadians by starting The War Amps Key Tag Service in 1945 to employ Canadian amputees and others with a disability which continues today.” “The amputee veterans were not much older when they returned to Canada than the students who organized the tractor parade,” Lunn noted. “It’s great to see that determination, dedication and want to give back is still found in young Canadians.”

here but the money that went into the other side of the bridge was earmarked for Peterborough County,” said Roddy. Trent Hills owns the Hastings trail so they can do all the upgrade work they want to do but it still requires working with the Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance and a variety of user groups, Roddy said. “It’s not as easy as going out and saying ‘let’s do

this.’ There are a lot of groups involved.” “They did a beautiful job in Peterborough County. It would be nice if we could tackle a small one-kilometre stretch of it.” “I would like to see the trail completed this year or let’s move on to something else,” HRA chair Camille Edwards added. “It’s a wonderful concept but you can only do so much.”

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Volunteers sew for CMH EMC Lifestyles - Reminiscent of sewing bees of days gone by, Pat Annaert, foreground, and Araxie Robertson of the Campbellford Memorial Hospital Auxiliary are putting their sewing skills to work making curtains to be used in the Intensive Care Unit. When first created in 1943 the auxiliary bought and sewed linens and hospital gowns, holding regular sewing bees to keep the hospital supplied. By 1948 fund raising was added to the auxiliary’s responsibilities and is now a major part of what they do. The organization is currently fund raising $58,650 for the purchase a portable vital signs monitor and upgrade to central monitoring stations. Photo: Sue Dickens

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EMC News - Trent Hills - Heating up the rhetoric on the need for smoke alarms the Trent Hills Fire Department will be holding open house information sessions at all three of its stations. “The purpose is to help spread the word and to educate landlords and tenants on the importance and requirements of having working smoke alarms,” said Chief Tim Blake. Referencing the recent fire in East Gwillimbury, in which four family members perished, he noted, “The findings have indicated early detection as contributing to this tragic event.” The Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) has confirmed that there was a delay in the detection of the fatal fire, he explained. Preliminary findings revealed that the fire originated on the home’s main floor, in the laundry room. As the fire developed, smoke and flames were drawn up a large central staircase to the second storey—trapping the family in the master bedroom. When a family member made the 911 call, the fire conditions on the home’s main floor had already blocked all avenues of escape. According to the OFM, the delay in the detection of this fire can be attributed to two factors. First, the lack of a smoke alarm on the main floor, and two, while there was a security/ fire alarm system in the home that provided cov-

erage for the second storey and basement, this system’s wiring ran through the main floor laundry area where the fire originated. The OFM team established that this wiring was compromised early in the fire and this would have rendered the entire system inoperable. “Our goal is to ensure everyone is safe from fire,” said Chief Blake, who talked about the steps people can take. “Test smoke alarms to make sure they are working, install battery-operated smoke alarms, or electrically connected alarms with a battery backup, and develop and practise a home fire escape plan to ensure everyone knows what to do if a fire occurs,” he told Trent Hills Regional News. “Spending $5 to $10 for a smoke alarm is a small price to pay for possibly saving your life in a fire,” he added. Chief Blake also noted that it’s the law in Ontario to have working smoke alarms on every storey of a home and outside all sleeping areas. “Failure to comply with the law can result in a ticket of $235 or a fine of up to $50,000 for individuals or $100,000 for corporations,” he said. Chief Blake is urging residents to stop in to the open house information sessions to be held at the Campbellford/Seymour, Warkworth and Hastings fire halls on May 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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EMC News - Havelock - Township council has come out strongly in defence of the community’s schools saying they represent more than bricks and mortar. “Norwood District High plays an integral role in this community but also in the greater board district,” Mayor Ron Gerow said during a discussion with public board superintendent Greg Ingram. Ingram, NDHS principal Mary Lou Steinman and trustee Shirley Patterson spent time with council last week talking about the high school and its programs including its four high skills majors. “The word district is there for a reason,” said Gerow of Norwood District High School, taking aim at the Min-

istry of Education’s per pupil funding formula which he feels works against rural schools. “We are a partner with our school here,” he said. “I can’t for the life of me understand why the province continues to look at funding the way it does with declining enrollments, especially in rural Ontario. There’s got to be a better way.” Gerow says he “understood” the challenges posed by NDHS enrollment numbers (projected at 327 for next year) for the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board; he also acknowledges the stress low enrollment numbers place on course and program options for students under current funding rules. “[Still] there has to be a different

concept and a different way of dealing with these things,” he said. “We can’t be shortsighted [or use] tunnel vision. “Are local school boards and municipalities going to have to forge a new idea with the ministry and look at these smaller parts of the puzzle?” he asked. “I think it’s very important that we look at these things because NDHS has so much potential.” When a rural school is closed it’s lost, Gerow said. “This community is very much behind keeping and maintaining our schools. Yes, we’re going to have to think of different ideas and ways to do things. There needs to be some real leadership and out-of-the-box thinking.” Deputy-mayor Andy Sharpe agreed.

Sharpe is a member of the Community Friends of NDHS started by Asphodel-Norwood Mayor Doug Pearcy and believes the committee has a vital role to play on issues related to the school’s future; he also believes the KPR needs to give the committee an “outlet” to bring its ideas forward. “Somehow we need to involve that small committee in Norwood. They’ve got some really great out-of-the-box ideas, whether they would work or not who knows,” he said. “I think we can help as a community, Havelock-Belmont-Methuen and Asphodel-Norwood; we can support the high school and that’s the direction the community wants to go.” Sharpe says the committee is “trying to be proactive. “We’re trying to do some of the

right things and come up with some good ideas. What is lacking is an outlet for their ideas to be moved forward [that] needs to be worked on. We really need to take that step forward to find that outlet.” Sharpe added that the Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) process which reviews schools seems to be inherently negative. “I haven’t seen too much positive there.” Ingram says he “believes in the voice of the community” and cautioned them about selling the ARC process short. He also said councillors should definitely petition the ministry on education issues. “That’s your responsibility,” the former Bobcaygeon councillor said.

A chance to showcase “who we are” EMC News - Havelock - The involvement of local groups and individuals in planning Havelock-Belmont-Methuen’s contribution to the first-ever County Day at Lang Pioneer Village and Museum is crucial, council says. “We don’t want to leave anybody out,” Mayor Ron Gerow said during a special council discussion on the July 28 “celebration” of the county’s eight townships which was conceived by Deputy-mayor Andy Sharpe. Sharpe and Councillor Jim Martin, representing the township on the County Day committee, will be contacting local residents with an interest in the history of HBM to be part of a small subcommittee to help plan the township’s County Day program at Lang’s South Lake School. The former one-room schoolhouse in Belmont-Methuen was the first building transported to the pioneer village. Sharpe and Martin will also talk up the event during Celebrate Havelock looking for volunteers interested in performing on the main stage Lang will provide for entertainment from all eight mu-

nicipalities. Staff at Lang will run a variety of children’s activities throughout the day. The Belmont Women’s Institute has said they’re interested in participating, Sharpe noted “There is some real enthusiasm” across the county for the event, he added. “There’s going to have to be a lot of thought into this in a short time,” Martin said. “The school building is going to be the backdrop but [the HBM program] doesn’t have to focus entirely on the school.” “We want to showcase the township in more than one or two ways,” Gerow said. Gerow envisages an “education piece” surveying the history of the nine one-room schools that dotted the municipality as well as other heritage components like mining history; he even suggested contacting the cottage community to see if someone would be interested in talking about the history of cottaging in the area. “The recreational side of this,” he said. There are a “number of facets from the township and village”

on education that a group could put together for the event,” Gerow said. “I would really like to focus on who we are and where we are.” There is an opportunity to tell the story about the “beginnings” of the two townships and the village, Gerow said. Belmont-Methuen, he notes, was one of the first incorporated townships in the county and “one of the oldest communities in this part of Ontario. “We have a fair amount of data … We need to focus on one or two main themes.” “I’m pretty excited about the school part of it,” Sharpe said. “I didn’t realize there were so many one-room schoolhouses. They need to be part of what we’re talking about. There needs to be a focus on our school house. “There is a history piece there that we can develop,” said Sharpe. It could be a catalyst to document a part of the township’s history “before it gets lost.” The one-room schools closed in 1967 so there are many people in the township who attended those schools, Sharpe added.

The former one-room South Lake School will be the focal point for Havelock-Belmont-Methuen’s celebrations at the first ever County day at Lang Pioneer Village on July 28. Photo: Submitted

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EMC News - Trees were toppled along Highway 7 east of Norwood and all over Asphodel-Norwood, HavelockBelmont-Methuen and Trent Hills following last Friday’s freezing rain storm. Trees were overburdened with ice and branches snapped and fell across power lines leaving thousands of area residents without power until late Sunday evening and into this week. Hydro One was still reporting some

power outages Monday morning north of Highway 7 between the 11th Line of Asphodel and the 12th Line of Dummer. Repair crews were also still working at locations along County Road 42 south of Norwood as well as areas north of Havelock along the County Road 46 corridor north to the Oak Lake area and along County Road 48 northward toward Cordova Lake and Vansickle. Repair crews were at sites on Round


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E-bike enthusiast understands rules of the road

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EMC News - Campbellford - Google ebikes and 164,000,000 sites are listed. It’s the growing popularity of e-bikes that is gaining attention here and everywhere as people gear up for another summer and a look at alternative methods of transportation. One of those e-bike enthusiasts is Lynn Wilson of Campbellford. She purchased her e-bike last fall, riding it for about two months, before winter set in. “I got it because I can’t afford a car; it’s a great way to get around,” she told Trent Hills Regional News. But she likes it for many other reasons. “It’s pollution free, environmentally friendly, it’s light and it’s quiet,” she added. Wilson agreed to bring it outside to be photographed. Circumstances last fall made her purchase possible. “I had been looking at them because I had seen them around for a couple of years and I was thinking about purchasing one,” she said. “I thought it would be so perfect for me just to get groceries and get around town,” she

added. Then one day she met a good friend, who has a four-wheeler and a friend of his pulled up with a two-wheeler. “He had two for sale,” she said. And the deal was done. Wilson said she hasn’t regretted her decision. She knows it is not legal to ride the e-bike on the sidewalks. “I treat mine just like a bicycle,” she said. Trent Hills has recognized that e-bikes are becoming more popular too and just passed a bylaw regulating the use of e-bikes on municipally owned trails, parks and sidewalks, making it illegal to ride them there. This was at the recommendation of the Trent Hills Police Services Board (PSB), chaired by Greg Farrant. “It’s a proactive step given the proliferation of these types of vehicles on the roads and there seems to be more of them every day,” Farrant told Trent Hills Regional News. The PSB felt it should take a proactive stance for putting in place the parameters for using these types of vehicles which are driven

on the road without a licence and no parameters for where they can and can’t be used,” he explained. Drivers of e-bikes do not need a licence or insurance but all operators and passengers must be at least 16 years of age and must wear an approved bicycle or motorcycle helmet. Ebikes must also be equipped with pedals. And they are allowed only on certain roadways under the Highway Traffic Act. “It’s a public safety issue,” said Farrant. But he was quick to add, that seeking parameters in Trent Hills to govern the behaviour of people using e-bikes is not meant to discourage their use. “It’s simply a proactive step by the board and council to put in place parameters for the public and for the municipality,” he concluded.

E-bike (electric bike) enthusiast Lynn Wilson of Campbellford knows the rules of the road and does not ride on sidewalks. Trent Hills Police Service Board Chairman Greg Farrant who said recommendations recently approved by council are meant for people just like Wilson, to ensure public safety. Photo: Sue Dickens

Campbellford’s jazz ensembles hitting all the right notes By Sue Dickens

EMC Entertainment - Campbellford - The Junior and Senior Jazz Ensembles at Campbellford District High School (CDHS) are hitting all the right notes. “Both the senior and junior groups won gold awards at the Kiwanis Music Festival in Peterborough recently and the

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adjudicator nominated the senior group to go on to the provincials,” said music director Dave Noble. The CDHS Senior Jazz Ensemble has been invited to participate in the provincial finals of the Kiwanis twice before, winning first place in 2011 and 2010. And last year with the youngest group in years, the high school’s music program’s bands came home with gold from Musicfest Canada. The school’s Junior Jazz Ensemble performed at the nationals in 2012 and earned a silver award. This year is a very exciting time for the young musicians. In one of the biggest events of the year, the CDHS Senior Jazz Ensemble has been selected to participate in the TD Canada Trust Prince Edward County Jazz Education Program in Picton. The students in the CDHS Senior Jazz Ensemble each pay $125 which gives them accommodation and meals at Isaiah Tubbs Resort. The festival features three days of workshops and concerts with some of Canada’s top professional jazz musicians. Four schools were selected from across Ontario. “This is arguably the most incredible music education experience our students have enjoyed. We participated twice before,” Noble told Trent Hills Regional News. “The workshops are fantastic, the pros are inspiring, and the final concert at the Regent Theatre with the kids performing with the pros is a tremendous experience.” For Meaghan Steinman, Grade 9, this will be her first chance to attend. “I am really looking forward to it. “ Competing at the Kiwanis festival for the first time last week she noted, “It was a good starter for us. I am looking

forward to going to the nationals.” Steinman plays trumpet. Grade 12 student Caroline Curle has been taking music classes since she started high school. She plays the trombone but said she took piano lessons when younger and also played the baritone horn and French horn. She knows what it’s like to win gold at the nationals. “I think the music program here gives you a lot more than just music. It’s gives us more maturity and confidence in our daily life,” she said. “We’re like family here because we practise so often together.” She is looking forward to the Prince Edward County Jazz Festival. “It’s a higher level actually in terms of the work.

The bands that are there are the top ones.” Grade 12 student Evan O’Connor will be attending the festival too. He plays the baritone sax. “It’s a lot different than any of the other saxes; it’s a bit big and it’s very deep. It’s kind of like the other bass for the band, keeps the room going.” Grade 12 student Will Wowk, who plays bass, has been to the jazz workshops in the past. “It was a great immersive experience and it really surrounded you with great players who were alike and you really built off of each other’s ability.” For more information about the county’s jazz festival which will feature the Brian Barlow Big Band, vocalist Barbra Lica and more go to <www.>.

These three students are members of the Senior Jazz Ensemble at CDHS. The band has been invited to participate in the threeday TD Canada Trust Prince Edward County Jazz Education Program in Picton. From the left are Meaghan Steinman, Grade 9 who plays trumpet, Caroline Curle, Grade 12, who plays trombone, and Evan O’Connor, Grade 12, who plays baritone sax. Photo: Sue Dickens








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OPINION Parkinson’s Law Expanded EMC Editorial - “Work expands to fill the time available for its completion,” wrote Cyril Northcote Parkinson in 1955, and instantly created a whole new domain in the study of human affairs. “Parkinson’s Law” was one of the most profound insights of the past century, but he didn’t go far enough. There is a media corollary Gwynne Dyer that doesn’t get nearly enough attention. It is this: “International confrontations expand to fill the media space available.” There is a lot of media space available nowadays, and a striking shortage of truly terrifying international threats, so the few modest ones that do exist are magnified to fill the scary news quota. That’s why you hear so much about the North Korean nuclear threat, the Iranian nuclear threat, and the international terrorist threat. Unless you live in South Korea, or Israel, or lower Manhattan, none of these “threats” will ever disturb the even tenor of your life—and even if you do live in one of those places, it is still very unlikely. The very unlikely did happen in lower Manhattan once, 12 years ago, but it is very, very unlikely to happen there again. Nevertheless, 9/11 is used to justify an ongoing “war on terror” that has provided long-term employment for several million people and justified well over a trillion dollars in “defence” spending over the past decade. Which brings us to another law, the Shirky Principle: “Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution.” In other words, armed forces, intelligence services and those parts of the foreign policy establishment that have prospered from “fighting terror” will instinctively preserve that threat. They hunt down and kill individual terrorists, of course, but they also keep coming up with new terrorist threats. Moreover, fighting terrorists does not justify aircraft carriers, armoured divisions, and planes like the F-35. Those branches of the armed forces need the threat of wars in which weapons like those might be at least marginally relevant. Credible threats of high-intensity warfare are scarce these days, so you have to be creative. There is, for example, a remote possibility that

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the inexperienced young man who now leads North Korea might be paranoid enough, and the generals who supervise him stupid enough, to attack South Korean forces somewhere. That might lead to a major war in the peninsula. The probability that this would lead to the use of nuclear weapons in the Korean peninsula is vanishingly small. The likelihood that it could lead to the use of nuclear weapons elsewhere is zero. Yet this confrontation is getting as much coverage in the Western mass media as the Berlin crisis did in 1961—and the Asian media generally follow suit. The same is true for the alleged Iranian nuclear threat. Iran is probably not planning to build nuclear weapons, and there is no chance that it would launch a nuclear attack on Israel even if it did build a few. Israel has hundreds of the things, and its response would destroy Iran. Yet the Israelis insist that it might happen anyway because Iranians are crazy—and both Western and Arab media swallow this nonsense. Fifty years ago, during the Berlin crisis, a single misstep could have led to ten thousand nuclear weapons falling on the world’s cities. Bad things can still happen when politicians miscalculate, but the scale of the potential damage is minuscule by comparison. Yet our credulous media give these mini-crises the same coverage that they gave to the apocalyptic crises of the Cold War. Hence Dyer’s Corollary to Parkinson’s Law: International confrontations expand to fill the media space available. Little ones will be inflated to fill the hole left by the disappearance of big ones. The 24-hour news cycle will be fed, and military budgets will stay big. You just have to keep the general public permanently frightened. That’s easy to do, because people in most countries know very little about the world beyond their immediate neighbours. They’ll believe almost anything the media tell them—and most of the media go along with the official sources because scare stories sell a lot better than headlines about the remarkably peaceful state of the world. Humbert Wolfe’s judgement almost a century ago still applies everywhere: You cannot hope to bribe or twist (thank God!) the British journalist But given what the man will do unbribed, there’s no occasion to.


Trying to fathom green energy initiative Dear Editor, When you think of the consequences, you have to seriously ponder whether the provincial government’s Green Energy Act was really an intended conspiracy that had more to do with the redistribution of wealth than an environmental initiative. The question surfaces because of the upsurge in the number of municipalities currently coming out in protest of the attempted installations of wind turbines. A citizens group is currently fighting to prevent a pair of ten-megawatt turbines from being located near Grafton and Centreton. Meanwhile, Ontario’s Conservative caucus is trying to get the Ensuring Affordable Energy Act approved because of major concerns being voiced by taxpayers. Although I doubt the Liberals and NDP will go along with antigreen measures, the energy initiative makes a lot of sense. It would give municipalities the final say on whether wind turbines will be permitted in their specific areas. In addition, turbines would have to be considered affordable, meaning the cost per kilowatt hour must compare with other sources of generation. The Act also eliminates the costly feed-in tariff (FIT) and municipalities would have the ability to decide whether or not they want to promote wind energy. The Niagara Escarpment and the Oak Ridges Moraine would be protected from turbines and municipalities would regain their planning powers so they can decide on environmental matters instead of the province. Green energy has been a complete misconception from the outset. You have to wonder whether it was spurred on by government duplicity. The Liberals knew they didn’t have the resources to bring it to reality so they simply forced the taxpayers to pay double and triple for electrical costs to fund what has been an economic catastrophe. Of course,

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the greens and environmentalists turn a blind eye to the scam despite the fact that the government was all about grabbing billions to offer the needed green subsidies. Have our brilliant government officials considered the consequences of these 500-foot turbines all over the countryside. Not really. For instance, in Denmark, the foundations of some 1,000 Danish offshore wind turbines are crumbling. Denmark now faces lawsuits over the liability and the yet unknown bills for repairs. Like Ontario, the Danes already have the most expensive electricity costs in Europe solely because of the huge number of wind farms that clutter the countryside and the enormous green subsidies they attract. You, as an electrical user, are paying for those subsidies. If you think that I’m just one little voice crying in the wilderness, consider that the Rural Ontario Municipalities Association (ROMA) and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture have also condemned the installation of turbines. A total of 79 municipalities have called for a moratorium on wind turbines. The Ontario Auditor General has also pointed out that turbines are not replacing coal-fired plants nor cutting greenhouse gas emissions. It means consumers pay twice for wind energy while adding skyrocketing electricity costs that are a major threat to jobs.    We think former Premier Dalton McGuinty and other members of his caucus should be forced to appear before an independent investigative inquiry board to answer why green energy was introduced at a time when taxpayers could least afford it. Seems to me it had more to do with left wing environmental bias than common sense. Rolly Ethier, Campbellford

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EMC Editorial - Seriously??? Justin Trudeau had barely been crowned Liberal leader when the Tory illuminati found it necessary to unleash attack ads, rolling out their first, in what will probably be a two and a halfyear series of American-inspired nonsense. Once again, the Conservative Party has dispelled the myth that Canadian politicians are a little bit classier than their American counterparts. Stephen Harper and crew must be really worried about this Justin fellow to try to sully his image even before he’d taken his seat as Liberal leader. Why else would they even bother with such tripe without an election anywhere on the horizon. With only 34 seats and third party status, does anyone really think the Trudeau Liberals will sweep the nation next time round? After all, the return to power was a long time coming for the Tories, post Mulroney. Do we, as Canadians, really need to stoop this low? Is it time for opposition parties to lower themselves and fight fire with fire? In the Conservatives’ latest offering, Justin Trudeau removes his shirt to the sounds of carnival music as the propaganda rolls. Seriously, does removing one’s shirt to show an undershirt make a politician a target for character assassination? Considering the video was shot at a fund raiser to battle liver cancer, and Trudeau raised $2,000 for the cause, who are the real asses here. The Huffington Post might say the Tories fit the bill considering they used the video without permission. One would have to wonder if our local Conservative MPs are on board with this negative way of doing business. I for one, don’t want to be subjected to years of this rubbish every time I turn on the television set. And I don’t care who is behind it, Conservatives, Liberals, members of the NDP, it doesn’t matter, playing gutter politics serves no one well. If the Tories or NDP are worried about Justin Trudeau, then squash him like a bug in the House of Commons. We’ll all see the replay on the news and laugh, same as we would if Stephen Harper or Thomas Mulcair found themselves under the bus. Political junkies don’t want any of that namby-pamby stuff. Politics is a blood sport many of us enjoy. If you act like an idiot, you deserve to be body slammed. But most sports have rules and some of these negative attack ads are definitely out of bounds. What kind of example are they setting for the youth of today who will see them ad nauseam? Are these ads really any different from the cyber-bullying that is front and centre in our society? Many are just outright lies. Most take quotes out of context and all show the subject in the most unflattering light, the whole point of the exercise. Easy to do if you’re dealing with some of the recent Liberal candidates like Stephane Dion or the wooden Michael Ignatieff, the Grits American candidate for prime minister. But sometimes, negative ads backfire. Think Kim Campbell and the ads making fun of Jean Chretien’s face. Maybe the Conservatives are worried this Trudeau guy is a different beast altogether. They say he has no experience but then again, neither did Stephen Harper and he’s done all right for himself. Most of the old guard of the Liberal Party is history, either retired at home or retired living the life of Riley as a senator. It’s almost like Trudeau and crew are starting fresh. Maybe that’s what’s got the Conservatives all flustered. Despite being saddled with his father’s last name, Trudeau the Younger certainly isn’t lacking in charisma, something sorely lacking in some of the other party leaders. He won’t win many votes in Alberta. Chances are he won’t do too well in Quebec. But the rest of the country, who knows. Maybe Canadians will think it’s time for a different sort of prime minister when the next election rolls around. Either that or they’ll figure the Liberals have just plain run out of electable candidates and are as committed to recycling names as their provincial counterparts are to renewable energy. Either Justin Trudeau establishes himself as a serious candidate in the next couple of years or he crashes and burns like the Liberal leaders before him. The Tories better watch it though. If the Canadian public is subjected to years of negativity before they head to the polls, they may just vote for anyone but the Tories.

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Friends of Ferris “photos on tour” brings the park to the public

Hands On Nature exhibit all about biodiversity EMC News - Peterborough - Biodiversity in all its complexity and glorious wonder is in the spotlight during the Hands On Nature exhibition at the Peterborough Museum and Archives. The exhibition, which is produced and on loan from the Royal Ontario Museum, runs until June 16 focusing on the different subject areas of biodiversity, everything from the “broad perspective of habitats, to the relationship between species within food webs and the gene pools of particular species.” “Preserving the diversity of life on earth is not only beneficial but essential to humanity,” the ROM says in notes on the travelling

exhibition. “Habitat destruction is the most serious threat to biodiversity, but there are others as well,” say exhibit curators. “Particular problems in this era of globalization are the trade in endangered species and the introduction of non-native species, which can have devastating consequences. “Fortunately there are people and organizations that strive to preserve or restore native habitats and species, and Hands On Nature encourages participation in these efforts.” “Conserving existing habitat is critical for

the native plants, insects, birds, mammals and other wildlife that have evolved together and depend upon each other for survival,” the Peterborough Museum adds. “Habitat restoration is now integral to the recovery of many of our native species.” The Peterborough Museum and Archives is located in Ashburnham Memorial Park on Museum Drive at 300 Hunter Street East. The museum is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 5 p.m. Admission is by donation with free parking and barrier-free access.

ski trails and much more. The photo display is an attempt to spark renewed interest in the park by those living nearby. A photo looking up at the 100-metre Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge captured by Hogan while kayaking on the Ranney River, offers an unusual view of this popular tourist attraction. And for the first time since the photos on tour began three years ago, someone from outside the Friends of Ferris organization has her photos included. Local artisan Montse Alvarado has four photographs on display. Alvarado is delighted her photographs are part of this year’s show. “We live at such a fast pace in life we have to stop and smell the roses … You will see a totally different world when you stop. So capturing that world in a photograph makes sense for me,” she told Trent Hills Regional News. “I am super proud to be in the display. I didn’t expect this to happen,” she added. “What’s amazing is how well they’ve been received so far. This is an awesome display,” said Robertson. The photo display will be moved to the Warkworth library in May and continue to show up in different venues around Trent Hills until the end of the year. The group is always looking for new places. For more information about Friends of Ferris and its upcoming events go to <>.

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conducts walking tours of the park. The third season for the walks begins in May with tours every Thursday at 9 a.m. “We call this display ‘photos on tour,’” commented Robertson, as she points to one of the photographs which she has in the display. “It’s called ‘photos on tour’ because we move the display to different places in town but also it’s a chance to take the park to the people,” she explained. From the waterside trail to the sheepwash and dry stonewall fence, the park has plenty of historic sites to see and the photographs capture all of these. Robertson’s photo of the gate sign that welcomes visitors to the southeast entrance of the park off County Road 8 is simple yet effective. The 500-acre park offers hiking, camping, picnicking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and the Trans Canada Trail. The Friends of Ferris looks after the


Ferris Provincial Park so special has EMC News - Campbellford - The essence of what makes been captured in images that are now on display for all to view right in their own backyard. Six photographs, framed with barnboard to highlight the natural scenes that showcase specific features of the park, are hung for all to enjoy at Millcreek Manor 140 Church Street, in Warkworth. They were in the lobby of the Campbellford Community Resource Centre (CCRC) during the month of March. Those are just some of the locations Friends of Ferris has been able to use, thanks to the generosity of folks in Trent Hills. “It’s amazing how many of the people in Campbellford have never been through the park and it’s right here in their neighbourhood,” said Barb Hogan, Photos On Tour, a project of Friends of Ferris bring the park to the public president of Friends of Ferris. “So this display is like a little reminder as the display includes images of special features of Ferris Provincial Park: from left, Friends of Ferris Vice President Carol Robertson and President that the park is so close and so special,” Barb Hogan encourage everyone to come to see the photographs now on added Carol Robertson, vice president of Friends of Ferris. She also organizes and display at Millcreek Manor in Warkworth. Photo: Sue Dickens By Sue Dickens

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Surgeons from Peterborough and Belleville can now access the operating room at CMH By Sue Dickens

EMC News - Campbellford - More surgeries in less time has freed up the operating room at Campbellford Memorial Hospital (CMH) opening the door to area surgeons. Dr. Lynn Mikula, general surgeon and division chief at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) is among the surgeons who will be able to access the operation room for her patients. She attended a meet and greet event at CMH last Friday and spoke with Trent Hills Regional News about the project.

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EMC News - Volunteer Joy Muldoon was selling pins at Sharpe’s Food Market during the Canadian Cancer Society’s 75th annual daffodil campaign. This one was organized by the Society’s Campbellford branch. Jeff Stewart, principal at Campbellford District High School, was at the market the day of the campaign and donated to this worthwhile fundraising event. This is the third year the daffodil pins have been provided in lieu of flowers. No word yet on how much has been raised. Photo: Sue

Dr. Lynn Mikula, general surgeon and division chief at PRHC is one of the surgeons granted surgical privileges for their local patients at CMH. The decision was announced by Brad Hilker, CEO and president of CMH. He is joined by Jan Raine, chief nursing officer, in welcoming Dr. Mikula to a meet and greet held at the hospital recently. Photo: Sue Dickens

er, CEO and president. “As a result, we are completing more surgeries in less time and saving financial resources along the way,” he added. “Since we have the staffing complement to run the operating room for five days a week, CMH staff can now offer their support to the work of additional surgical teams.” The process resulted in the operating room becoming available two days each week. The community’s support in helping to raise the more than $124,000 for the purchase of new surgical scopes (colonoscopes and gastroscopes) has also helped, allowing the hospital to treat more patients within a day with the new technol-

ogy. These improvements mean the hospital’s surgeon Dr. Jerry Sue-Chue-Lam is able to support current surgical patient volumes within three days each week. The hospital board has granted privileges to five general surgeons from the PRHC and another five who currently practise out of Quinte Health Care. “Having access to the hospital’s surgical unit will enable these physicians to reduce the wait times their patients experience today for a variety of procedures,” said Hilker. The hospital’s surgical suite is comprised of the operating theatres, post-anesthetic recovery unit and an eight-bed surgical day care unit. Surgeries are performed in many specialties including general surgery, urology and dental services.



“What we would like to build is a program in which the general surgery group, and there are five of us [at PRHC], come here and patients who don’t necessarily have to go down the road can get their consultation here and their operations here when it is appropriate,” she said. The program targets patients requiring daytime elective surgery. “I’ve seen it in Toronto where I did my training where hospitals are partnered together in a similar situation where you have a big hospital and then a smaller hospital and you develop a real working relationship between the physicians there to allow the patients to stay within their local community. I’ve seen it work very, very well,” Dr. Mikula commented. “I do believe there is a need for it. It’s for the patient and we are thinking if you build it they will come,” she added. The whole point is to make it so that patients, particularly elderly frail patients without easy access to a car can get safely here … because it should be available.” Jan Raine, chief nursing officer with CMH talked about the project. “We are really excited, staff are excited and more importantly it’s the right thing to do for the patients here in Campbellford,” she said, adding she hopes it will become a permanent program. To get to this point the hospital worked at improving scheduling practices. “Earlier this year, we adopted better scheduling practices to improve patient turnaround time. We also introduced best practices related to running a surgical program from other hospitals,” said Brad Hilk-

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Township reviewing changes to open air burning bylaw

Literary stars shine in Norwood

By Bill Freeman

EMC News - Norwood - Residents and visitors seeking open air burning permits will be able acquire them at library branches in Norwood or Westwood or online if council approves changes to the current bylaw proposed by Asphodel-Norwood Fire Chief Chuck Pedersen. The bylaw was last adjusted in 2007 and some of the changes “tidy up” existing definitions but others, like using the library branches to help facilitate permit-granting, are new. The department issues around 100 permits a year, Chief Pedersen says. One “big change” is the availability of an automated burn permit phone system that’s interconnected with the fire and rescue service’s dispatcher system at the Peterborough Fire Department. Anyone planning to have an open-air fire that requires a permit must telephone into the system before they light the fire and after it’s

EMC Entertainment - Three of Canada’s finest writers dazzled a full house at the Cat Sass Coffeehouse in Norwood last week. Michelle Berry, Judy Fong Bates and Natalee Caple read from their most recent work as part of an ongoing series of literary readings at the funky Norwood venue sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts. Berry, a novelist, short story writer, editor, teacher and frequent Globe and Mail reviewer; Fong Bates, a novelist and memoirist; and Caple, a poet, novelist and editor, delighted the audience with selections from their work. In a nice coincidence, Caple’s latest novel, the zesty In Calamity’s Wake, received a feature review in the Globe and Mail the day of the Norwood reading. Photo: Bill Freeman

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list of penalty fees, another “big change” from the past, says Chief Pedersen. “That will help with some of the neighbour complaints we get which get more into a neighbour dispute than a function of the burning,” he said. If there’s a complaint they’ll be warned and given information on the rules. If there’s a second violation they’ll be charged. “All we had there [in the past] were the MTO rates for a vehicle response to fires,” he said. “These set fees will allow us to deal with other things that aren’t just out-ofcontrol fires. Another change is that anyone with less than five acres of property is only allowed to have recreational fires. Councillor Mary Hay said she’d like the bylaw to be clearer on “what you can do versus what you can’t do. “I had to read all the way through this to figure out what I can do.”




Recreational fires—open-air burns for warmth or cooking food with an area no larger than one meter in diameter—do not require permits but individuals must adhere to all bylaw regulations or face sanctions. The bylaw continues to ban on burning materials in metal drums. It also continues the prohibition against burning leaves except on allowable lands with a minimum of five acres and a minimum setback of 150 metres from adjacent property. Burning anything other than dry wood or natural wood byproducts is outlawed. The bylaw extends exemptions to the public works department and the Eastern Ontario Fire Academy. The new bylaw also imposes restrictions on fires where construction is occurring. Only recreational fires with clearances of 500 feet from the construction site will be allowed. The bylaw sets out a complete

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EMC News - Hastings - The Hastings Revitalization Association (HRA) would like to reverse the trend of smaller numbers of volunteers helping with the village’s Earth Day cleanup on April 25. “The numbers were down last year,” says HRA chair Camille Edwards. “It has been going down hill. We’ll see what is going to happen this year.” Even with the dwindling numbers the small group was able to fill one municipal garbage truck with garbage, HRA treasurer Roger Warren noted. “There’s no shortage of garbage,” Warren said. “We try to spread out and get as much as we can.” “We do as much as we can with the amount of time we can spare,” he added. The municipality of Trent Hills provides a truck which is stationed in the post office parking lot; it also provides garbage bags; gloves have also been donated in the past. Students from Hastings Public School do their own Earth Day cleanup that day and Edwards praises their efforts. “It’s great having the kids from the school,” she said. Garbage collected by the students is placed in the school’s bin. Along with the more traditional and expected items, volunteers have picked up everything from tires to shopping carts. “You name it,” said Edwards. “You get the worst stuff out of the least visible areas,” said Warren. “We try to go into the back alleys.” Edwards hopes there are more helpers this year. “There is still lots to be done [but those helping out] are getting less and less.” Anyone who wants to help out can meet in the post office parking lot at 10 a.m. on April 25. The cleanup runs until noon.

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High praise for storm response EMC News - Havelock - Township council is waiving the dumping fee for brush at the 6th Line transfer station until at least May 5 and possibly later in the wake of last week’s major ice storm. It will give people a chance “to do the cleanup and deliver it to the Sixth Line,” CAO Linda Reed said Monday night. “The volume is going to be great; down here at Pinegrove Cemetery alone there’s been truckloads and truckloads,” added Mayor Ron Gerow who praised Reed and the township team that dealt with the prolonged power outage.

Council will also send a letter to Hydro One commending work crews for their efforts throughout the township. Hydro One had crews in HBM from as far away as southwestern Ontario working to restore power to thousands of residents, some in the dark well into the beginning of the week. “We have an incredible team,” Reed said. “We switched people on Friday from one department to another if they needed help and there wasn’t one question,” she said. “They’re a pretty incredible team; they’re quite a pleasure to work with.” Fire, public works, parks and recreation and municipal office staff were on top of the emergency from the start, she said. “The front office was trying to calm people.” She also lauded the business community and those restau-

Downtown parking complaint sparks public meeting EMC News - Havelock - Township council wants to hear from businesses and the public on the issue of downtown parking. The parking issue is back on the table after a business complained that the township’s two-hour parking regulation was not being enforced. “He didn’t think we were doing our job,” said Councillor Jim Martin, who spoke to the unnamed complainant. “He wanted to know if anything was being done,” Martin said, noting that the parking issue was something the Township Revitalization Improvement Program (TRIP) committee dealt with a number of years ago. “We struggled to deal with it at that time and now it’s reared its head again.”

“We should try to get a meeting with business owners and the public to find out what the issues are if there are any.” The principal complaint from businesses along George Street is that parking spots are being used by people who are not shopping downtown. “I don’t know how we can deal with this as far as having somebody tagging and towing. Do we want to get into that?” Martin and the rest of council were strongly against “tagging and towing.” “I don’t want to see tagging and towing and I don’t think anybody else does,” said Councillor Larry Ellis. “We’ve dealt with this I don’t know how many times in the last number of years,” said Deputy-mayor Andy Sharpe. “I think as a township we’ve been pretty creative in trying to find solutions.” Sharpe said they even tried to create some parking behind some of the existing buildings but when council wrote to landowners “we never got a response. “I don’t know how we can regulate public parking when owners of businesses choose to park for long periods of time on the streets,” he said. “I see it as very difficult and we don’t have a good way to enforce that (two hour regulation) that’s meaningful and I don’t believe that’s the direction we’d like to go.” “I think council has made real efforts in the last number of years to try to solve

this [and] I don’t think direct enforcement of the two-hour parking is going to improve the situation.” “The last thing you want to do is tag a number of business people for parking,” said Councillor Barry Pomeroy. “Some have nowhere to park and they rent the building. It’s very unfair.” Pomeroy wished landlords would make parking spots for tenants. “I don’t blame business people for parking on the street.” “It is an awkward situation,” Mayor Ron Gerow agreed. “Other than this one complaint I have not heard from other businesses. I don’t know if there’s a real issue out there.” “We should try to get a meeting with business owners and the public to find out what the issues are if there are any,” he added. “It would be interesting to see if any of the businesses have any new ideas,” said Martin. “It is a delicate little situation,” Ellis said. Ellis felt it would be “more effective” if communication to businesses asking for input came directly from council rather than TRIP.” “I’d be interested to hear from businesses and residents,” said Gerow. If there is going to be any change in the parking bylaw the general public has to be involved, Gerow stressed. Time will be set aside during council’s May 21 meeting for public input on downtown parking.

EMC News - Students at Havelock Belmont Public School sported as much pink as they could during the annual Pink Day against bullying last week. Throughout the week HBPS students also created a Friendship Flower on one of the school’s bulletin boards with each flower containing a personal message; by connecting the flowers together students were telling each other that they are never alone at HBPS and that there are friends at the school to provide support. Students and staff also held a week-long food drive for the Havelock Food Bank and collected approximately 600 items. Showing off their Pink Day spirit in the photo are (front row, left to right) Abby, Madeline and Abby, all in Grade 1 and (back row, left to right) Grade 2 students Jamie and Matthew. Photo: Bill Freeman

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rants with power. Tim Hortons was able to keep its drive through open on Sunday using a generator. Reed said restaurants were selling the municipality what they could afford to of cartons of water “because they were so busy. “A lot of people without power were looking for restaurants. They were trying to support us as we were supplying the team that was [working in the field]. We have an incredible staff and incredible community.” “It was a team effort for sure,” said Gerow, who also singled out Reed for multi-tasking efforts. Reed says a recent mock emergency exercise paid off dramatically. “Our team had just gone through an exercise; there was a lot of that that served us well.” Reed, as head of the municipality’s emergency control centre, was monitoring what was happening in the rest of Ontario as well as in Peterborough County. “Once we have time to do some cleanup we’ll sit down and do a debrief. Time and distance and sleep before we can think of recommendations and come back to you and have that conversation.” Councillor Jim Martin liked the idea of a debriefing. “I would like to see feedback from some of the departments on things we did well and things we might do better. As a municipality I’d like to see us look at it.”


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Pink for a cause

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Volunteer with Relay for Life surprise recipient

By Sue Dickens

EMC News - Campbellford - The dreams and visions of the folks who live and work in Trent Hills were showcased at the municipal volunteer appreciation and civic awards night held recently in Campbellford. “Our CAO [Mike Rutter] has been quoted as saying our municipality likes to dream big and he’s right, we do … but we also like to achieve things too,” said Trent Hills Mayor Hector Macmillan, as he referred to the recreation facilities campaign now under way. This was the fourth year for the civic awards and 12th year for volunteer awards recognition. It was decided a few years ago to hold the two events the same evening. The Legion hall upstairs was filled with tables of people who were honoured. “A municipality could just not run on its own with paid staff; we’ve got a fabulous staff in Trent Hills … but as hard as they can try you just can’t pay someone to love a community and we have many staff members that do,” commented Macmillan addressing the crowd of close to 150 guests. “To help us with that we rely on volunteers and your knowledge and your wisdom to take us along and show us what really is important to you and to the community,” he added. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Mayor’s Civic Pride Award.

A surprised Jim Curle, left, accepts the Mayor’s Civic Pride Award from Trent Hills Mayor Hector Macmillan at the municipality’s fourth annual civic awards ceremony and 12th volunteer appreciation night. Photo: Sue Dickens

“I would like to recognize the lifelong dedication of Jim Curle to our community,” said the mayor, having kept the recipient’s name a secret until announced.

Born and raised on a family century farm in Seymour West, Curle has lived here his all his life, leaving for a short time to study and graduate from Kemptville College. Active in the Northumberland County Dairy committee he has also served as director, executive member and past president of the Campbellford fair board. “He is known as a reliable, enthusiastic and hard working volunteer who has been very involved with the fair for many years,” said Mayor Macmillan. This is something of a banner year for Curle who recently received the Agricultural Service Diploma from the fair board. He has been not only an exhibitor, but helped with the Pedal Tractor Pull, chicken barbeque and much more. The Mayor’s Civic Pride Award recognizes that Curle took on the responsibility of Chair of Logistics for the Trent Hills Relay for Life since its inception five years ago “and is very dedicated to the cause.” “He is one of the most down-to-

earth people you will ever meet, he is a great ambassador for Relay for Life, he’s always upbeat with a ready smile and he is capable of opening many doors for the Relay for Life committee through his positive relationships with people and devotes a lot of time and energy to set up the field,” said Macmillan. Trent Hills Regional News spoke to Curle after the presentation. “I was very surprised and very honoured,” he said humbly. “They kind of tricked me into being here,” he added with a grin. “They told me I was getting an award on behalf of the relay so I didn’t know it was for me but really it should be for Relay for Life. The whole committee deserves recognition for what we do and then there’s thanks that needs to be said to the community for all their support, for the sponsorship, all the volunteers, the people that participate in it, and the way the community supports it or else it wouldn’t be here,” he said.

Personal donation by mayor highlighted discovery of anomaly By Sue Dickens

EMC News - Campbellford - A personal donation by Trent Hills Mayor Hector Macmillan to the Flourish campaign combined with a surprising medical acknowledgement made for a unique press conference held recently. “I am blessed to present our first cheque on behalf of Sandy and I toward the purchase of a gastroscope used in the detection of esophageal cancer [among other purposes],” said Macmillan. In particular he wanted to recognize and thank doctors Glenn Garneys (radiologist) and Jerry Sue-Chue-Lam (surgeon) of Campbellford Memorial Hospital for the part they played in getting him back from the brink during a bout with esophageal cancer. What made this cheque donation so different are the circumstances that led up to this donation. “It’s been such a roller coaster and quite a ride over the last two years,” said Macmillan, who talked about his treatment for esophageal cancer which was initially detected with a CT Scan at CMH two years ago. An eight-hour operation followed in August to rid him of the life-threatening disease. “I had come to the conclusion that being sick every time I tried to eat something since I had cancer surgery was just going to be a future way of life and I was prepared to live with that,” he said. A follow-up checkup led to discovery of a medical anomaly by Dr. Garneys that may soon be written up in a medical journal. The mayor explained that during a routine checkup with Dr. Conrad Falkson, a radiation oncologist at Kingston General Hospital (KGH) he was told his eating disorder was not


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Gathered for a “personal” cheque donation to the Flourish campaign: from left, Trent Hills’ Deputy-mayor Bob Crate; Councillor Rosemary Kelleher-MacLennan; Tonya McCollSmith, Flourish campaign co-ordinator; Kira Mees, Flourish campaign co-chair; Mayor Hector Macmillan; Dr. Glenn Garneys, radiologist CMH; and Martha Murphy, executive director Campbellford/Seymour Community Foundation. Photo: Sue Dickens

normal and another CT scan was ordered this past January. Dr. Dale Mercer of KGH, “an endoscopist” discovered that the scan had shown results of there being a connection between one of Macmillan’s lungs and his stomach. Confirming that a bronchial tube had indeed pierced his stomach, a unique endoscopy procedure was performed by Dr. Lawrence Hookey and Dr. Dale Mercer at KGH. It was successful and Macmillan said he can now eat nor-

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mally. “Less than two hours later I was enjoying a simple sandwich … that had been previously impossible,” he said. It was Dr. Garneys of CMH who had noticed the “anomaly” in the CT Scan. “My role in this was one link in a very long chain,” Dr. Garneys humbly told Trent Hills Regional News. Because the doctors involved could not find any documentation on this ever occurring before there is now talk of writing it up in a medical journal, particularly since they have a “fix” for the problem. “What the mayor had was very rare and hadn’t been reported in medical literature,” commented Dr. Garneys. It was against this backdrop that the

cheque donation was made. “One of the terrific opportunities in the Flourish campaign is every dollar is so important to it whether it’s big or small; it’s what you can afford to pay,” said Macmillan. “And one of the things you can do in this campaign is you can make a contribution anonymously and I have chosen to do that,” he added, not divulging the amount. The Flourish campaign committee is hoping to raise $7 million. Partners in the campaign include the CMH Foundation, the Municipality of Trent Hills and the Campbellford/Seymour Community Foundation (CSCF). For more information go to: <>.

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Bin will help township recycle C & D waste

EMC News - Havelock - The Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen is doing its part to help divert construction and demolition material from the Bensfort Road landfill site. Township council has agreed to buy a 40-yard regular roll-off bin for its Sixth Line transfer station as well as two animal-proof roll-off disposal containers for the Jacks Lake transfer station and another two for the West Kosh landfill. “I think we are making progress that will benefit the Bensfort site,” director of public works Brian McMillan told council. Peterborough County’s recently completed and approved

20-year waste management master plan addresses the need to ramp up efforts to recycle construction and demolition material; the plan maps out a way municipalities can help increase overall diversion by 3.7 per cent by being more proactive in addressing the C & D stream. Currently, C & D debris represents 3.6 per cent (800 tonnes) of the county’s total waste diversion stream; in 2010 the county diverted 39.4 per cent of waste from landfill. The waste management master plan proposes a 47 per cent diversion target in the next five years, 66 per cent within ten years and 75 per cent by 2033. The plan says the diversion of construction and demolition material can be increased by 1.5 per cent within five years and another 2.2 per cent by 2023.

The installation of a dedicated C & D bin at the Sixth Line line site fits in with the county’s master plan, says McMillan. McMillan says the animal-proof bins are “pretty accessible for residents” to use. “I think they’ll work pretty well for residents,” he said. They will not be able to install a bin at the West Kosh site until they receive a certificate of approval from the Ministry of the Environment that marking its conversion from a landfill to a transfer station. “It will be a benefit to have these roll-off bins because right now we’re working our equipment to cover [the landfill],” said McMillan. “There’s a lot of time and equipment use right now.

“I’d like to have them so as soon as we get approval we can stick them in as soon as possible at West Kosh.” The certificate of approval will allow garbage to be stored in a bin for 28 days. “The contractor will haul it once. There will be efficiencies,” said McMillan. At a council meeting in February, Deputymayor Andy Sharpe zeroed in on the issue of recycling construction and demolition material countywide. “One of the things that our numbers really show is the amount of construction and demolition debris that gets trucked from here to Bensfort,” Sharpe said. “That’s something we need to try and investigate and work on and maybe make some improvements.”

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EMC Lifestyles - Havelock - Township council has agreed to provide $200 to help defray the costs of two youth at the Sacred Water Circle gathering next month. The three-day gathering, coinciding with the United Nations International Year of Water, will be spread between Trent University, Petroglyphs Provincial Park and Hiawatha First Nation. The conference includes “workshops, panels, ceremonies and celebrations,” says SWC founder Dorothy Taylor who also extended an invitation to councillors and township staff to attend the event. “The gathering will focus on youth, inspiring youth with hope and encouraging deep engagement with water issues,” Taylor says. Taylor says the SWC’s youth arm “Youth Voices” was funded by the INSPIRIT Foundation through a partnership between Peterborough Green-Up and the SWC. “The youth panel will play a central and expanded role this year,” she says. “Last year’s pilot project indicated that local participants wanted to hear more ideas and concerns from our youth.” Taylor says the SWC’s “mission [is] to restore the sacred relationship of humanity with water. “Inspired by traditional teachings and indigenous environmental knowledge, elders and youth will join academic scientists in expanding awareness of local water issues, developing strategies for the protection of all sacred waters and sharing responsibility for remediation and mitigation of damaged waters.” The goal is to “reach out to youth and others across our shared watershed in efforts to protect and honour our waters,” Taylor added. Councillor Larry Ellis, who is council’s liaison with the local source water protection coalition, suggested they support the request while admitting that the township does “get a number of these requests from different agencies that we haven’t budgeted for and we try to do what we can.” While acknowledging that the gathering “doesn’t tie in with source water protection,” Ellis said they were nevertheless in the “era of source water protection” and that the SWC gathering does look at the environment and what people can do to protect it as well as First Nations heritage and its sacred relationship with water. “It talks about involving youth and trying to bring attention to the younger generation,” he added. “I would be prepared to support it for those reasons,” Ellis added. “We do get a number of these things. I do worry about opening the floodgate [but] it is to do with water,” Councillor Jim Martin said. “I’ve never had the opportunity or time to go to [it],” Deputy-mayor Andy Sharpe said. “It would be interesting to have someone go and have a look and see what goes on. There is a lot to it.” Councillor Martin wondered if there was a way to get more information about the SWC gathering for future reference.

EMC News - Orillia - The OPP is asking Ontarians to share their stories on Facebook about the dangerous driver behaviour or near-misses they have observed from motorists driving distracted. By doing so, you can help drivers think about their own driving habits and how they are contributing to dangerous behaviour. Go to <>. It’s all part of the OPP “Distracted Driving Campaign” which began this past Monday and is now in full gear continuing until April 22 and they are looking to the public to help make it a historic success. According to the OPP, officers laid close to 16,000 distracted driving charges across the province last year (2012). They continue to see careless drivers texting and talking on their phones and engaging in other forms of distraction every day. To help kick off the campaign, the OPP asked drivers across Ontario to take a hard line on distracted driving once and for all by making this week the first of a life-long com-

mitment to keep all hand-held devices out of reach and out of use while behind the wheel. Those who use hand-held phones while driving also put the lives of their passengers at risk and the OPP is asking passengers to take matters into their own hands by telling those who drive them while distracted to put down the phone and leave it alone. The OPP is issuing an important reminder that, while texting is among the most dangerous activities to carry out while driving, distracted driving refers to all forms of distracted or inattentive driving, such as talking on the phone, eating and drinking, personal grooming and tending to children in the backseat. During the campaign, officers will be targeting these and any other forms of distraction they observe as impairing a motorist’s driving ability. “Drivers need to remember that the real danger to the motoring public lies in the distraction, not the device,” said Chief Superintendent Don Bell, Commander of the OPP Highway Safety Division. “In 2012, 83 people were killed in motor

vehicle collisions within OPP jurisdiction in which distracted driving was a causal factor and that surpassed our impaired driving fatalities in 2012,” added Bell. “While the OPP is firmly committed to enforcing distracted driving laws during the campaign and throughout the year, drivers themselves can end these needless deaths by recognizing how they contribute to risks on our roads. Motorists need to realize they may need to change their own driving behaviour to improve road safety for everyone,” said Deputy Commissioner Larry Beechey, provincial commander, Traffic Safety and Operational Support. Distracted Driving is one of the “Big 4” high risk driving behaviours which leads to serious or fatal motor vehicle collisions on our provincial roadways. The OPP Provincial Traffic Safety Program incorporates high police visibility, measurable outcomes, professional traffic stops and public education in their ongoing efforts to save lives on Ontario roads, trails and waterways.

First documentary film series launches at Aron Theatre EMC Entertainment - Campbellford - On the heels of the very popular “tiff at the Aron,” and a week before Toronto’s “Hot Docs” film festival, the Aron Theatre Co-operative is launching its first documentary film series. “Docs at the Aron” opens on Thursday, April 18, with the award-winning “Buck.” The film is an inspirational and emotionally charged story about Buck Brannaman, a “real life” horse whisperer who works with troubled horses (and troubled horse owners). Presented in conjunction with four local business sponsors, “Docs at the Aron” is sure to be a popular event this spring, said Aron Theatre General Manager David Lyon in a press release. “The film series includes something for everyone: great stories, stunning visuals and perhaps most important of all, the inspiring zest for life of the subjects and filmmakers.” Howard Herscovici, a former board member and a “Docs at the Aron” organizer, said, “It

was quite a challenge to pick six movies from the hundreds of documentaries available. We worked really hard to choose six films that we felt would appeal to everyone.” A new film will be shown every second Thursday through to June 27. May 2 brings the multi-award winning “People of a Feather.” “This beautiful film follows the Inuit of Belcher Island in Hudson Bay and their intimate relationship with the eider duck.” On May 16, join a group of energetic 80-year-olds as they compete in the World Veterans Championships in “Ping Pong: Never Too Old for Gold.” On May 30, travel to the Mardis Gras and the colour divide in Mobile Alabama with “The Order of the Myths.” “First Position,” showing June 13, documents the story of six young dancers as they prepare for the Youth American Grand Prix, an annual ballet competition. The series closes on June 27 with the fabu-

lous “Festival Express.” This classic Canadian documentary chronicles the cross-country train journey by some of the world’s best rock bands in 1970 (The Grateful Dead, Janice Joplin, The Band and others). “With the Aron’s world-class digital projector, Dolby Surround Sound, new seating and affordable pricing, you can’t beat the experience,” said Mark White, vice president of the Aron. All shows start at 7:30 p.m. and series passes go on sale April 9. Single passes for all six shows are $60, and double passes (for two) are $100. Single film tickets will be available on the night of the show for $11. Tickets and brochures (with a full film synopsis) are available at the Aron and participating retailers, including Kerr’s Corner Books and The Grindhouse Café in Campbellford, Eclectic Mix in Warkworth, and Bridgewater Coffee and Pizza in Hastings.

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Famous fireworks gets early boost By Bill Freeman

EMC News - Hastings - Hastings’ famous Canada Day fireworks got a $1,000 early-bird boost last week from the Hastings Waterfront festival. “We love the fireworks and Canada Day celebrations; it’s great for bringing people to Hastings,” festival chair Erin Farley said after presenting Trent Hills deputy fire chief John Austin of the Hastings Fire Station with the cheque. “It’s very nice to get this donation. It’s a good way to kick it off,” Austin told the Northwest EMC. The annual July 1 pyrotechnic display is considered one of the finest in the province and draws huge crowds. Last year an estimated 9,000 people jammed the village. The fireworks cap a day-long Canada Day party in Hastings that has a significant economic impact on the village. Austin figures that day-long festivities bring upwards of $70,000 worth of adJohn Austin, photographed last year while selling Hastings fireworks raffle tickets, is very apprecia- ditional business into town. tive of the $1,000 donation the Hastings Waterfront Festival has given to the fireworks committee. “A family of four might spend $400 Photo: Bill Freeman to $500 for a whole day if they’re here

the whole day which a lot are. We had close to 9,000 last year. You couldn’t move.” The volunteer fireworks committee is in the planning stages already. “We’re looking for sponsors and we’re always looking for volunteers the day of,” Austin said, referring to the task of handling donation buckets. He would like to see more community volunteers on the committee. “The committee is getting a little bigger with citizens but the core are still firefighters. If we could get some different people on the committee with some new ideas that will help us out.” They’re promising another jawdropping show, one that will continue to draw spectators from beyond the region and from across the border. “We’re looking at different aquatics and other whiz-bangs. We have had several companies approach us during the winter. We still have to purchase from two or three; we want to spread it out a bit because we don’t want to lose anybody.” Fireworks F/X did most of the Hast-

ings aquatics last year, Austin said. The renowned east coast company has an international reputation and Austin says they pre-set a lot of the Hastings charges last year “so all we had to do was put them in and wire them.” “We’re going to get a program together where we get more of the Trent Hills Fire Department certified so that we have abundance because it takes a lot.” It takes ten hours to set up the pyrotechnics. This year boats don’t have to leave the Hastings Village Marina until 2 p.m. “It is a regional event. We’ve have people from St. Catharines phoning and people from Niagara Falls saying the fireworks they see every night don’t compare to [what] we’re doing up here. It’s grown and it’s come a long way from when it was just a couple of guys.” “It’s worth it, but it’s a lot of work.” Austin adds that they’d like to offer something “a little different” as raffle draw prizes. A spa weekend would be ideal, he said.

Digitization projects move forward with book reprint

By Bill Freeman

EMC News - Hastings - The Hastings Historical Society’s digitization project continues to move forward and has added another book to its reprint list. Along with Wilfrid Lynch’s beloved Birth of a Village, the society’s digitization committee plans to republish Father Timothy Coughlan’s Memories of Hastings which tells the story about the “middle history” of Hastings from the 1920s to the 1940s. The HHS has been given permission by both families to reprint the books and committee member Paul Stevens says they



should have Birth of a Village completed and ready by July 1. “We’re very excited about these two projects,” Stevens said. “The digitization committee is moving forward and actually doing some stuff.” The committee has acquired some equipment to help with their work including a digital camera, lighting and a light tent as well as a book edge scanner and character recognition software. The specialized scanner allows them to scan books right up to the edge of the binding. This means they can scan fragile documents without fear of damaging them.

“We’re asking people to step forward with their own family history documents and the last thing you want to do is damage anyone’s personal [material],” Stevens said. The acquisition of the character recognition software is “very important,” says Stevens. The software recognizes typed characters and produces a text file. “It makes it very easy to produce text material,” Stevens said. Using the software they were able to scan Birth of a Village in just 90 minutes and produce a text file that was “editable.”

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HHS. “It has been busy; we haven’t had as much time as we would have liked but you can only do so much,” said Stevens. “We are looking for more volunteers; there’s lots of work.” Committee member Jim Coveney is also sending out a plea to local residents who have old eight-millimetre film footage of Hastings and district. The HHS would like to preserve those films along with printed material. “We’re actively seeking out old eight-millimetre film of local scenes,” says Coveney. “There is

lots of it around.” If those films are allowed to deteriorate in attics or basements then an opportunity is lost to tell more of the Hastings story, he noted. Footage of “legends” like Big Al Scriver need to be preserved, Coveney says. “We need to have that story told.” The HHS already has some significant black and white footage and Coveney says they could add new material to what they have and make a “pretty good DVD.”

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“It’s not perfect but it’s 98 to 99 per cent accurate,” Stevens said. “We still have to go over everything and correct it. It saves time rather than having to type everything out.” Stevens says they’ve proofread Lynch’s text and hope to have it republished by July 1. The committee has also received a couple of new packages of material and artefacts which will be catalogued and digitized to “make sure they’re safe.” It will also continue with its ongoing work of preserving material already accumulated by the

EMC News - Hastings - One of the key mandates of the Hastings Historical Society is to connect with students and bring its work into the local public school and that is something on which the organization wants to concentrate. “It’s in our mandate to reach out to the schools,” says HHS treasurer Paul Stevens “We’re really trying to focus our programs so we can get into the schools and talk about history,” Stevens said during last week’s regular meeting. The Society needs to be able to “deal with existing curriculum and see [how] we can fit in,” he says. Stevens sees “two points of entry” in developing a better relationship with local schools. The first point is the existence of the Hastings Genealogical Society and an interest in family history. “There are lots of people with roots that go back so we’re going to use some of that family history and bring it into the schools.” There is also the work of the Society’s digitization committee and the popularity of old photos as evidenced by the success of the organization’s calendars. Bringing in photos of “what Hastings looked like in the past” is “another way to engage the school,” said Stevens. In related news, the Hastings Historical Society would like to find some way to help the defunct Warkworth Percy Historical Society. The Warkworth Society’s executive is still together and will be so for the next year, says HHS executive Paul Stevens.

“Is there some way we can work with them, work together?” Stevens wondered aloud. Stevens says it would be fruitful for the HHS executive to sit down with their counterparts in Warkworth and ask “What can we do?” Stevens says it is particularly important to find out what the Warkworth Society wants to do with its archive. “They have a fair amount of material,” he said. “Are they interested in amalgamating with us? Is there some way we could work together? Warkworth is close enough, a sister community, and we don’t want to see it [historical artefacts and material] disappear.”

Gospel sings in Foxboro

EMC Events - The Foxboro Chapel of the Good Shepherd members have another reason to ring the bell in the tower. It is the opportunity to bring people together through a monthly old-time Gospel Sing. Every third Saturday of each month Pastor Pat Wood and leaders host a night of music that attracts musical enthusiasts from afar. Starting at 6:30 p.m. two hours of singing gives a special ring in people’s hearts. In addition, refreshments and fellowship are also integral parts of each event. Musicians share from their heart through music, the joy they have found. It can be noted that most participants have graduated from the school of hard knocks but have been strengthened to leave a favourable legacy for the young in the faith.

Canada would be “poorer place” without CBC says veteran reporter become the executive producer of the CBC’s popular Newsmagazine show. When he arrived in Canada James had to do a “crash course” in Canadian politics. “I marvel[ed] at the differences and diversities of this country, especially after the separatists won power in Quebec and changed the political landscape forever,” he said.

“Journalism thrives on change, danger, diversity; it’s its life blood; it craves the unexpected,” he said. Margaret Trudeau’s T-shirt on a sizzling day in Cuba was one of those unexpected moments. “I can still see them, Castro a giant of a man, hand-in-hand with the tiny figures of Pierre and Margaret leading them to the boat. We filmed this tableau

until a Castro bodyguard put his hand on the camera.” James ended his talk with a “ringing endorsement” of the CBC. “Without it this country would be a poorer place. We should be telling the federal government they should be doing more not less to support the CBC. It is uniquely Canadian and it is our only national voice.”

Retired CBC and BBC reporter-producer George James spoke to members of the Hastings Historical Society recently. Photo: Bill Freeman By Bill Freeman

EMC News - Hastings - George James has indeed lived in interesting times. The retired television reporter-producer and print journalist reflected genially about his days in the front line of the news with Hastings Historical Society members recently. The engaging raconteur touched on a few notable adventures: Pierre Trudeau’s visit with Fidel Castro in sweaty Oriente province in Cuba where micro-T-shirted Margaret left an impression; covering terror-plagued Northern Ireland and staying in a hotel that was bombed no fewer than 47 times (“How could you not want to stay in a hotel with a record like that?”); the final days of Saigon with soul-searching reporters watching from a rooftop bar as the North Vietnamese shelled the city; meeting his hero Alan Paton, author of Cry The Beloved Country, in apartheid-riven South Africa where he and Peter Kent had gone with the intention of surreptitiously filming hot spots; Paton a towering man of letters in his native South Africa had been denounced as an enemy of the state by the white supremacist regime; travelling to Vienna to interview Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal, but only after proving he was not an assassin (“I had expected to find an old embittered

man consumed by rage [instead] he radiated serenity; he was at peace”); the Yom Kippur War where one of his military “escorts” was the great stage actor Topol of Fiddler on the Roof fame who drew a crowd when they arrived at the war front, a happy memory from a tough assignment (“It was a long hard slog in a war that Israel came perilously close to losing.”) and helping turn Lloyd Robertson into an expensively dressed reporter during a visit to London for two CBC assignments. “I look back on a lifetime in journalism with immense pleasure,” James said. He recalled standing on an icebreaker in the high Arctic “watching the polar bears and walruses playing on the ice with a grin on my face.” The captain caught his delight and said he must enjoy his job. James replied: “I am the only person I know who was getting paid good money to do something he’d happily do for free.” His passion for the trade is obvious. Starting out as a cadet reporter in Sydney, Australia, James moved through the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation to the BBC and finally Canada and the CBC, with a brief stop at fledgling Global Television. He would eventually

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EMC News - The Flourish campaign committee has a new flyer which is being used by its volunteers who are contacting individuals, groups and organizations and seeking financial support. The goal is to raise $7 million. The partners include the Campbellford/Seymour Community Foundation (CSCF), the Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation (CMHF) and the Municipality of Trent Hills: from left, campaign cabinet member Martha Murphy, CSCF executive director; Nancy Allanson, communications; and Tonya McColl-Smith, wellness campaign co-ordinator. Absent when the photo was taken was John Russell, executive director CMHF. Photo: Sue Dickens Trent Hills Regional News - Thursday, April 18, 2013 17


NDHS badminton players heading to COSSA Reed and Smith as well as Jenna Baptie, might have a good chance of going on to the all-Ontario badminton championship. And he was right. In the mixed doubles the Norwood teams again stood out with Jordan Burtt and Jenna Baptie taking the first-place spot. Teammates Travis Stark and Vanessa Crowley were fifth. Haliburton’s teams took second and fourth place with Holy Cross in third spot. Norwood teams competing in the men’s doubles kept up the pace with the twins Jared and Dan Widdis taking second place while Sam Gerow and Travis Bennett placed third. First spot went to a team from Cobourg East while Haliburton and I.E.Weldon landed fourth and fifth positions respectively. NDHS’s badminton players netted Focused on the birdie (at the top of the photo) at CDHS which hosted the Senior Kawartha Badmin- even more wins at the Kawartha champiton championship are, from left, Alana Reed and Emma Smith who took first place in the women’s onships with Hanah Angermann placing


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turned into a friendship and now they are now dating. Gray admits to being nervous when competing on the court with her boyfriend, something he said she shouldn’t worry about. “I enjoy playing badminton; it’s a nice change of pace,” he said. Both players agree they would like to have had more time to practise on the courts before heading into the Kawartha competition. “It was still a successful day. It was good just to get to the Kawarthas,” said Mahoney. The couple is the sole CDHS team to make it to the Senior Kawartha championship. At the Junior Kawartha championship played last Wednesday in Haliburton, Alexandria Jehle of CDHS finished fourth and will be at COSSA today (April 18) at ENSS Brighton. More on that in the next edition.

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EMC Sports - Campbellford - Several badminton players from Norwood District High School have made it to COSSA. Dominating the courts at the Senior Kawartha championship held at Campbellford District High School last week, Norwood took the overall championship at the day-long event, edging out a strong Haliburton team. The women’s doubles team of Alana Reed and Emma Smith took first place which meant they headed to the Central


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third in the women’s singles. Lakefield was first, I. E. Weldon in Lindsay and Cobourg West took second and fourth respectively. No local teams won the men’s singles. First place went to Haliburton. Players at the Senior Kawartha competition are in Grades 11 and 12. CHDS badminton coach Seijo Saito, who looked after the Senior Kawartha championship, noted there were 15 teams competing from ten high schools. For Cole Mahoney and Nicky Gray of CDHS, the event was a chance to get on the courts and compete. They agreed to talk about their day. They played mixed doubles in two games, in a best two out of three series. “We lost both our games in the first event and won one in the second,” said Gray, with candor. “We started playing together last year and think it’s a lot of fun,” she added. The couple’s teamwork on the court

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EMC Sports - Norwood - The Kawartha Senior badminton championship will stay in Norwood. The small but mighty team defended their title last week in Campbellford coming away with the overall team points title in a meet that included bigger “AAA” schools like Crestwood and St. Peter’s. The Knights snagged four medals including two gold, a silver and bronze and will be well-represented at this week’s COSSA final. The Knights surprised everyone two years ago when they edged by powerful East Northumberland out of Brighton to take the overall COSSA crown. Emma Smith and Alana Reed took gold in the ladies doubles in a thrilling and close battle against Haliburton. Jordan Burtt and Jenna Baptie also topped the podium in the mixed doubles outduelling another Haliburton pair. Brothers Jared and Dan Widdis claimed silver while teammates Sam Gerow and Travis Bennett finished third. Hannah Angermann became the first NDHS singles player to ever qualify for COSSA with her third-place finish. Also competing at the Kawarthas were Travis Stark and Vanessa Crowley, Kate Oliver and Courtney Wright and Ashley Baird.


Knights win another Kawartha title “For them to make it to COSSA is an accomplishment let alone medal at COSSA.”

NDHS senior badminton players Alana Reed, Emma Smith, Jenna Baptie and Jordan Burtt, gold medallists at last week’s Kawartha badminton championships in Campbellford, hold up the Kawartha championship trophy the Knights also won. Photo: Bill Freeman

Offload delay gains at PRHC a “good news story”

EMC News - Norwood - The gains made by Peterborough Paramedics in reducing offload delay times at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) is a “good news story” for the year, says deputy-chief Chris Barry. “The crews are getting in there and patients are getting off the stretcher,” deputy-chief Barry told councils in AsphodelNorwood and Havelock-Belmont-Methuen during visits the past two weeks. He and Chief Bob English have been making the rounds of municipal councils to talk about paramedic service (formerly called Peterborough EMS) over the past year. A key area of improvement has been the reduction in the amount of time ambulances and crews have had to wait at the PRHC emergency to offload their patients. The decrease in 2012 was 20 minutes and 44 seconds, with an average decrease per incident over the year of eight per cent, said Barry. “Ambulances are sitting in emerg a lot less,” he said. “It is a good news story.” That’s a dramatic improvement since January, 2010, when on average the total amount of time during the day ambulances were waiting at PRHC was eight hours and 32 minutes. By 2013 that number had been whittled down to one hour and 33 minutes. Those figures represent all ambulances over a 24 hour period. In 2011, they were able to reduce the time per incident by seven minutes and 33 seconds. There are a number of “contributing factors” that have helped reduce the amount of time ambulances and paramedics must spend at the hospital, Barry notes. Chief among them is the effectiveness of the Peterborough County-City Paramedics-PRHC working group and the es-

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tablishment of a policy that guides the transfer of care within the emergency department; the presence of senior Paramedic supervisory staff at the hospital when facing offloads and the enhancement of the 24-hour, seven-day-a-week offload nurse pilot project which receives funding from the provincial government. “These three things work in conjunction,” said deputy-chief Barry. “We continue to work on that. What you will see is a big change in the way things are done.” “The supervisors are a little more vigilant in getting the trucks on the road and the paramedics are a little more vigilant in getting the patients off,” he said. “As long as the offload nurse funding continues it makes a big difference.”



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silver and bronze and will be well-represented at this week’s COSSA final. The Knights surprised everyone two years ago when they edged by powerful East Northumberland out of Brighton to take the overall COSSA crown. Emma Smith and Alana Reed took gold in the ladies doubles in a thrilling and close battle against Haliburton. Jordan Burtt and Jenna Baptie also topped the podium in the mixed doubles outduelling another Haliburton pair. Brothers Jared and Dan Widdis claimed silver, while teammates Sam Gerow and Travis Bennett finished third. Hannah Angermann became the first NDHS singles player to ever qualify for COSSA with her third-place finish. Also competing at the Kawarthas were Travis Stark and Vanessa Crowley, Kate Oliver and Courtney Wright and Ashley Baird. “Depth-wise, this is one of the strongest senior teams we’ve ever had here,” coach Jeff Winslow told the EMC. “We have three teams that could challenge for OFSAA, that’s exciting.” Winslow was thrilled to see the last year’s juniors step up to senior so strongly. “For them to make it to COSSA is an accomplishment let alone medal at COSSA,” he said. He praised Angermann for making history at NDHS by

earning a singles spot at COSSA; no NDHS athlete, male or female has ever done that. “That’s a really tough event to get through. Hannah’s one of those athletes who is naturally strong, fit and competitive; she’s improved every single year. She’s the type of player every coach wants to have. It’s nice to see her get to COSSA in her final year.” Overall, Winslow says the Knights have a young team with players like Reed and Smith, both 2012 COSSA gold medallists, returning.


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Colonel Sean Friday said he participated in the mission in Afghanistan in 2008 and “too many ramp ceremonies” there and here. The base was responsible for helping the families receive their loved ones with a great deal of care. “The whole country is behind the memorial,” he said. “When families come back here to the site I see by the look on their faces a real uplifting.” Renay Groves presented war diaries to Gordon Moore and Sean Friday, saying it is a notebook for soldiers to carry on their missions. Some will end up in the Canadian War Museum. She said two captains from her regiment were killed on the same day. She noted that one person here, Sergeant Greg Huizinga, from Belleville, is a local hero who was in Afghanistan. Huizinga said he used to ref soccer in Bain Park and is glad the memorial is somewhere people can see it. “It’s a great spot,” he said. Moore presented two Diamond Jubilee Medals to Howie Bonter and Gary Newman.

Legion Branch President Red MacLean presents $1,000 to Gordon Moore.

Renay Groves presents War Diaries to Gordon Moore and Sean Friday.

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Gary Newman receives a Diamond Jubilee Medal from Gordon Moore.

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Big lineup for Big Music Fest By Steve Jessel

EMC Entertainment - Belleville - The Big Music Fest will be once again taking the stage at Zwicks Park in Belleville this summer, as the festival lineup was announced early last week by organizers. Hedley, Counting Crows, The Wallflowers, Bleeker Ridge and Canadian music icon and

original Guess Who singer Burton Cummings and his band will all make an appearance at this year’s edition, which takes place on June 22. “We’re thrilled, we’re ready to go and we’re looking forward to it,” said Big Music Fest site manager David Joyce. “It’s a great way to kick off the summer.”


“It fills the hotels, it fills the parks, it fills all the other venues in town.” After last year’s Big Music Fest catered to a slightly younger audience, Joyce said he’s confident the acts this year will have a broader appeal. An estimated 10,000 people are expected at the festival this year, but with Zwicks Park capable of holding up to 15,000, Joyce said that number could be even more with fans coming from as far as Montreal, Toronto and the U.S. “It fills the hotels, it fills the parks, it fills all the other venues in town,” Joyce said. “It’s a good draw for Belleville, and trust me, it puts us on the map, in terms of music phenomenon.” Ryan Williams, president of the Bay of Quinte Tourist Council estimated that the event injects over a million dollars into the community each year, and said that there are only two or three other events throughout the year that have that sort of impact in terms of tourism. “It’s becoming more prevalent that we’re getting these great music festivals ... we are becoming known for that,” Williams said. “Anytime we can get this calibre of festival back to Belleville, it says a lot about the community and the Bay of Quinte region.” Gates for the festival open at noon on June 22, with entertainment beginning at roughly 1:30 p.m. The event is fully licensed with a designated drinking area, and a large number of security staff and police on hand. There will also be a number of vendors offering a range of services. The festival runs until roughly midnight, however, a ticket allows festival goers to come and go as they please. Tickets are now on sale at Best Western Hotel in Belleville, or online at <>. General adCanadian rockers Hedley will be joined at Big Music Fest by Counting Crows, The Wallflowers, Bleeker mission is $64.50, and VIP passes are $84.50. Ridge and Canadian music icon Burton Cummings and his band. Photo: Submitted

Stories that sing the theme at Westben By Sue Dickens

EMC Entertainment - Campbellford - The 14th season at Westben is filled with new ideas, new shows and new performers, local and international. The theme for this season is “stories that sing,” said Donna Bennett, cofounder and advancement and marketing director for Westben Arts Festival Theatre. “Every concert has a story behind it,” she added. From its season opener Requiem for a Millennium composed by Westben’s co-founder and artistic director Brian Please see “Season” on page B5

The 14th season at Westben is filled with many new ideas and performers including the newly formed Westben Wind Ensemble and “stories that sing”: from left, Westben’s co-founder and artistic director Brian Finley and Donna Bennett, co-founder and advancement and marketing director. Photo: Sue Dickens

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“Exhibitors today all share a main goal: to ensure the Siberian husky remains a working dog.” second time by husky owner Abby Fallis of Havelock. She commented at the end of the day, which concluded with a potluck dinner and a chance to warm up at St. Andrew’s United Church, “As this is our second year, we are indeed hoping to make this a long standing annual event. It is a very different style of show putting breed function as the main focus. Often we hear of purebred breeds that have gone to such a focus on show ring wins that the breed purpose and health aren’t priorities. Exhibitors today all share a main goal: to ensure the Siberian husky remains a working dog.”

Trenton Junction not just another whistle stop

By Kate Everson

EMC News - Trenton - The restored Trenton Junction VIA station is another success story. Train enthusiast Errick Camolese told council Monday night that more passengers are now using the facility.

We had 8,800 passengers use the junction last year, up eleven per cent over the previous year.”

“This is our eleventh year of service since the restoration,” he said. “We had 8,800 passengers use the junction last year, up eleven per cent over the previous year.” Since the restoration a total of 67,000 passengers have used the station, an average of 160 a week. “This is a continued success,” he said. “We have Toronto bound and a round trip to Ottawa. Continued usage would revive more, especially moving from Toronto east to Montreal. There is a real gap in service.” Mayor John Williams thanked Camolese for his update and continued support of the junction. Terry Cassidy encouraged staff to get VIA to extend services to an expanded schedule. “We need extra service,” he said.

Westben’s season to sing stories Continued from page B4

Finley, which was held recently in Cobourg and then Norwood, to its finale fund raiser, the lineup for 2013 “presents the full gamut of storytelling right from the spoken word to wordless music,” said Finley. “We like to take Westben out into the community to expand our audience reach,” noted Bennett. In June the Festival “celebrates the community even more,” with its annual Campbellford District High School music night featuring its jazz ensembles on June 8. “Book of Broadway on June 9 will showcase Westben’s youth and teen choruses. “The new chorus features girls from the youth choir and guys whose voices have changed,” Bennett said. “It means we can sing in four-part harmony, bass, tenor, alto and soprano. The boys are having a great time,” she added, with excitement. The boys and girls range in age from 14 to 18 years. The show is a musical storybook, in keeping with the season’s theme, featuring favourite Broadway moments from The Jungle Book and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. Still promoting its “stories that sing” Westben will be presenting Peter & the Wolf on June 16 narrated by the festival’s own Teresa Castonguay.

Well-known and highly respected retired music teacher Nancy Elmhirst will guide the newly formed Westben Wind Ensemble in its public debut, another first for the Festival. “The big thing about that concert is it’s a show for kids of all ages. We haven’t done this for a few years and it sits well with our theme of stories that sing,” said Bennett, who pointed out that June has always been community month for the Festival.

“We like to take Westben out into the community to expand our audience reach.” Something new this season will see Westben hosting a premiere event Bennett refers to as its “Rule Britannia Weekend,” which begins with “Irish Pub Night” on July 12 featuring The Dardanelles, followed by “Burns to Brigadoon” on July 13 then “England to a Tea: This Sceptred Isle” on July 14 . “It’s a themed weekend,” said Bennett. Keeping its sense of community centrestage Westben will present “Words & Notes” on July 16 featuring two local authors, Judy Fong-Bates and Martha Schabas. “Explore stories of home and home away from home as Judy and Martha read from their work and Brian performs Preludes from Rachmaninoff and from his own collection of evocative piano solos Preludes to Canada,” she explained. The theatre’s finale fund raiser is called “Viva Italia.” And the performances at Westben don’t really end there. Christmas at Westben this year is being held November 23, 30 and December 1 and it is called Little Match Girl Messiah. “All in all I think it’s a very uplifting and varied season. Really exciting,” Bennett concluded. For tickets or more information call the Westben office, 87 Bridge Street East, Campbellford, 705-653-5508. For more information go to <>.

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On Hollywood, love, and marriage

Sheila Wray Gregoire EMC Lifestyles - I love a good chick flick. Sure, I’ll watch Band of Brothers or Die Hard with my husband, but when he cuddles up and sits through Pride and Prejudice, I melt. Unfortunately finding a decent movie

is often an exercise in futility. Most new releases gross me out. There’s too much horror or blood, and throw in a zombie or two and it’s supposed to be a blockbuster. Nevertheless, dig deep and you’ll find some gems. And increasingly lately I’ve been discovering that gems in the chick flick genre have less to do with falling in love and more to do with keeping a marriage strong. Hollywood does marriage better than it does dating. Take the movie Crazy, Stupid, Love, which I thought I’d detest for the first 45 minutes, because it revolves around a younger, cooler guy (Ryan Gosling) teaching an older, just dumped guy (Steve Carell) how to attract multiple women. It seemed so shallow. But the ending is supremely satisfying (and comes with a twist we never saw coming). Both Gosling’s character and Carell’s ex-wife realize that commit-

The Good Earth: EMC Lifestyles - My friend, Doug Green, posted a picture on his web site of an ice-encased shrub and he waxed ever so eloquently about the beauty of Mother Nature. My wife posted a picture of our three-stem birch clump also enveloped by ice. It was no longer beautiful; it was lying down on the ground. Yesterday I sawed off the ragged stumps. I also took the time to clean up the 40foot piece of a Siberian elm which had pulled away from its main trunk and landed smack on top of our 30-year-old Bosc pear tree. I sawed up the latter one, too. Doug was right to remark on the beauty of it all but perspective is everything, right? There is a line in the Dave Gunning song “We’re All Leaving” that also comments on the “beauty of it all” as a person is pulled under the surface of the ocean by a rip tide. O&S#2 Alison Davies I have just finished reading Alison’s column, “More About Life,” detailing her experiences planting a cedar hedge. I didn’t laugh but I did smile. I don’t think there’s a gardener on the planet who hasn’t done an “oopsy.” The neat thing about plants, including cedars, is that they are very forgiving and will do their utmost to survive our best intentions. When we purchased our current home

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intentional approach, why do they portray love as something over which we have no control? A couple is thrown together and they “fall in love.” They complete each other. And these feelings alone should make them want to marry. Most of my professional life revolves around marriage, as I blog and write books and speak. In the mountains of emails from desperate women I receive every week, one of the most common themes I see is this: My now-husband cheated on me while we were engaged, but we got married anyway. Recently I caught him having an affair. Or: My husband lived with his parents until we moved in together, and now we’re married. I hold down two jobs, and he barely works part-time. But he refuses to do any housework. Reading these I find myself so frustrated, because the warning signs were there. Why would you marry a total

couch potato? Why marry a lying cheater? Because you love him, of course! And love will magically transform him. We can’t ignore those feelings, right? Except that scientists say those feelings last, at most, eighteen months. And then you hit that rut and you’re in trouble. In dating romances, Hollywood gives us this idea that it’s feelings that sustain a marriage, not the character of the two people involved. Yet if all your friends and family think he’s a lout or are sure she’s flighty, you should likely listen to that, no matter what you’re feeling. Maybe we need to start applying the same principles to dating as we do to marriage. It’s character that counts, not just feelings. That’s a lesson Jane Austen tried to teach us long ago, and perhaps we could all do with a little more Austen and a little less Zombie.

O&S#1 Ice storm

over 25 years ago, JoAnne Halloran left us with some wonderful gardens … with one exception. Along the east fence row the bridal veil spirea hedge was infested with a truly ugly weed. If dandelions chowed down on steroids and became uberthugs, they would look the same. I worked at pulling those things out for years with little success. One day, I saw a heritage house with the same problem. A few days later, as I passed the same house, I saw the most marvellous bed of oriental poppies! Oopsy. O&S#3 Smart plants Last week, when I wrote about magnolia scale, I mentioned that the buds were about to open. Since I wrote that piece, the temperatures plummeted and the ice storm came and buds have still not opened. Many of our daffodils, tulips, hyacinth and spring ephemerals have poked their tips above ground. They did this almost two weeks ago; they haven’t opened up either. A few snow drops and even a couple of crocus have shown a colourful flower but that’s it. You know something, Gentle Reader? Until I see all of those bulbs blooming, I’m not going to even think about winter being gone. O&S#4 Toucan is returned! A few weeks ago we reported that our

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ment and stability are actually far sexier than living an empty life, a lesson that Carell knew all along. Or take Hope Springs and Date Night, two movies portraying married couples who have fallen into a rut. The reality of the way the couples relate to each other is just too perfect, and the central message, that commitment matters, and that having someone to walk through life with matters, is beautiful. In fact, most movies that focus on marriage, from It’s Complicated to Couples Retreat to Shall We Dance say the same thing: those flighty feelings of infatuation eventually fade, and life settles into a routine. Will you then commit and keep working at your marriage, or will you drift and lose one of the greatest potential sources of happiness in your life? Yet if Hollywood believes the best marriages are those between two people who are committed to work at it, a very

young cat, Toucan, had stepped outside one evening and did not return. We did everything we could to find her, including disturbing a few neighbours when they saw me prowling their backyards and under their decks. We received several phone calls and each time we checked out the cat, we were disappointed to find a feline with similar characteristics but not “Tewks.” We were hoping someone had found her wandering and had taken her in. Frankly, we had given up. We received a phone call from a young lady who believed they had found her. We were dubious because these folks lived on the other side of the river, several miles from us. But … they said they read the vet’s phone number on her tags and, when they called up

Hillcrest Animal Hospital (thanks Hillcrest) they were given our phone number. We checked out the call and, sure enough, it was Tewks. So thanks are extended to the young lady for making the call, thanks to her dad who managed to feed Tewks, and thanks to Providence for getting our cat back to us. Tewks was so relieved to be back she willingly submitted to a tongue-bath from Sox, who was equally happy. O&S#5 Corn gluten and seeding You have an opportunity, once the ground has dried up sufficiently and the soil temperatures are cool, to overseed your lawn. If we don’t experience an exceptionally cool and wet spring, the seed should have ample time to germinate before the warmer season weeds show up. Remember that many of the weeds

Dan Clost you will see now, such as dandelions, are second year offerings and not this year’s new crop. Once you have mowed the new grass once, you can safely apply corn gluten as both a fertilizer and a weed suppressant.

Is fluoride in your drinking water healthy? By Kate Everson

EMC News - Quinte West - Water fluoridation remains a contentious issue in many municipalities in Canada. The great debate continued at council on Monday night with a report brought forward by director of Public Works Chris Angelo. “Is the whole city fluoridated?” Keeper; asked Councillor Paul Kyte. R0012035949

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Angelo said only Bayside water is fluoridated. Trenton and Frankford and Batawa are not. “You can smell it in the water,” Kyte said. “I don’t like it.” Angelo said Bayside water was fluoridated after residents in South Sidney voted to have it added to the Bayside water treatment plant in 1995. It was a question on the ballot. “If council is looking at removing it you would need public input,” Angelo

said. Ron Hamilton said residents wanted it at the time the plant was built. “It helps children’s teeth,” he said. Mayor John Williams said it is a democratic process to include what the people want. Leslie Roseblade added, “There is a lot of proven information that it is a good thing and would benefit all the community.” Ron Hamilton said they discussed it at the Health Unit. “They would like to see it stay,” he said. Don Kuntze noted it is municipal water only that is fluoridated and many people are on wells. Terry Cassidy said the information in this report is positive but there are other sides that are not highlighted. “Others have the opposite point of view,” he said. “We need to revisit all the plants and have a public meeting, a plebiscite on this issue. We need to keep our minds open.” Paul Kyte noted that cities like Kitchener and Windsor have decided to remove fluoridation because of other negative effects.

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Ukulele master offers music lesson at Madoc schools By Richard Turtle

James Hill conducts a ukulele workshop for students in Madoc during a visit last week. “The Wayne Gretzky of the Ukulele” has created a name for himself since his first ukulele lesson in Grade 3. Photo: Richard Turtle

classroom on a regular basis. Though, he admits, the frequency of his school trips are suffering at the expense of other musical commitments. “I used to do it more,” he says of class visits, “but I’m a lot busier now. I still try to [offer classroom workshops and school concerts] as often as I can.” Madoc Public School teacher Jen Curtis says the students are easily inspired by Hill’s talent as they can see just what the ukulele can do. And Hill says while it’s not always simple, it is possible to play anything on the uke, adding he at times joins forces with a cellist to perform. Following the instructional section of his workshop, Hill was encouraged by the students to play a video game theme from Mario Brothers but he admits owing to his inability to master the game, he only knows the first verse. And that, he says, was no simple tune to learn. Following the classroom session, Hill performed a concert for the school including original selections from his recordings.


EMC News - Madoc - Students at two area schools were treated to an impressive display of some serious musicianship last week when James Hill arrived with his humble ukulele. Hill, a talented professional musician who has crossed the country performing and teaching, has been dubbed the “Wayne Gretzky of the Ukulele” by CBC Radio host Stuart McLean and his presentation for local students was as engaging as a Stanley Cup final. After visiting Madoc Public School last Wednesday morning, Hill continued on to Madoc Township Public School for a late morning lesson there followed by an early afternoon concert. And, says Madoc Township music teacher Deb Chatreau, students there have been privileged in recent years as his visit marked his return engagement since the school’s instrumental music program was launched. “He visited MTPS three years ago to kick off our ukulele program and we are thrilled to have him back again,” she says. Now with a school collection of about 50 instruments, available to students on loan, Chatreau says the program is a very popular one and Hill’s performances have been a definite highlight for both students and teachers. Blue Skies in the Community, she adds, have been extremely supportive of the program, offering funding for the instruments. In the classroom, the singer/songwriter who has released several CDs of his own compositions led students through the basics of the instrument while showing off its versatility and his own love of music. Music teachers, along with school board arts co-ordinator Susan Davies, were also on hand, playing along with the rest of the students and equally engrossed in the experience. In the classroom or not, music can be infectious. And Hill is quick to admit his affair with the uke began as an eight-year-old in British Columbia with a mandatory music program. In the ensuing years Hill has gone on to become a worldrenowned musician but he still reflects on those early days and returns to the

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EMC Entertainment - Belleville Belleville’s world-famous Quinte Ballet School will be front and centre in celebrating International Dance Day on Monday, April 29. The school will hold an open house with free instruction in simple dance routines staring at 6 p.m. Ballet school instructor Kareem Byfield will teach participants the basic moves of a dance that can be done after outside, weather permitting, as a “flashmob” event. Ballet school officials said the movements for the mass dance will be “fun and easy.” The school will serve cake and coffee following the dance while Quinte Ballet School Artistic Director Cathy Taylor will read the “official global message,” a Dance Day tradition since 1982 when the day was founded by the International Theatre Institute as a memorial to JeanGeorges Noverre (1727-1810) recognized as the creator of modern ballet. A key member of the Quinte area’s cultural community, the Quinte Ballet School has been serving students from the area, across Canada and abroad for


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Holland’s historic windmills are best viewed at Kinderdijk

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There’s a kind of serene beauty found in Kinderdijk among this network of historic windmills and I was pleased that these were not replicas or museum exhibits. Rather, they are the “real” thing—in their original location—and this is the best place in all of the country to see old working windmills and the only place to see such a large concentration of them. Therefore, Kinderdijk is a very popular tourist attraction but, unlike so many other destinations, this one is not expensive to visit. In fact, admittance is free—and it can be visited at any time. However, it’s best to come on a summer weekend, when all the mills are working (if sufficient wind is blowing). The boat cruise to Kinderdijk makes for a very nice half-day tour from Rotterdam, but it’s also accessible via car, bus, and bicycle. While visiting Kinderdijk, you can walk the footpath, rent a bicycle, or take a canal cruise. If you’re visiting there in early September, you can even witness the windmills all lit up at night, when the special “Mills in Floodlight” event takes place. For more information <>; <>.


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EMC News - Belleville - Just under 100 people gathered outside MP Daryl Kramp’s offices on Tuesday, April 9, to protest the spread and sale of genetically modified (GM) alfalfa in Ontario, and in talking to protestors it was clear that those involved were legitimately frightened about the potential repercussions of such an action. “We’re petrified,” said National Farmers Union local chapter 334 president John Della Bosca. “The inevitable contamination of all the people that grow alfalfa, whether you want to or not, it will happen.” Organized in part by the National Farmers Union (NFU), the protest joined dozens of others taking place across Canada and Ontario. While GM alfalfa was approved for Canada in 2005, no variety has so far been approved for commercial release, but that could change soon. NFU member John Wilson said there’s a very real possibility that GM alfalfa is approved in Ontario as soon as this spring, which is why they felt a demonstration was their best course of action. “The problem is that we’re all part of this enormous genetic modification experiment, where nobody knows where it’s going to lead and what’s going to happen,” Wilson said. “What we do know, is that genetically modified alfalfa, because it is a plant that grows just about everywhere, will cross pollinate with other wild alfalfa and eventually it will even get into organic alfalfa crops.” Aside from health concerns, Wilson said this will have an adverse affect on alfalfa farmers who choose not to use GM alfalfa, as once the new strain cross pollinates with organic crops local farmers will no longer be able to market themselves as “GMO free.” “There’s no taking it back … once you have [GM] alfalfa out there it will

because people don’t necessarily know what GM means. We want people to become more and more aware that our food supply is being tampered with.” Not everyone at the protest was a member of the NFU. Along with representatives from the slow food movement and other local farmers, Nadine Bertelsen from Madoc described herself as an ordinary person, and said that a large part of the protest was simply spreading the awareness of what GMOs are. “We eat this food, our children eat this food … we don’t know what it’s doing to us; it’s very frightening,” she said. “If we don’t take a stand somewhere it’s just going to happen, and I feel like I want to be part of a solution.”

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spread; it will cross pollinate, and it will change everything as we know it as far as alfalfa goes,” Wilson said. “We wanted to let Mr. Kramp know that not all farmers are for this, and many of us are against it.” As part of the demonstration, the protest delivered a letter to Kramp’s office detailing their concerns about the spread of GMO’s into Ontario. Della Bosca said the protest wasn’t just about farmers, but also about future generations of Canadians. “It’s a serious concern for not necessarily me, but my children, grandchildren, because there are things that are linked to genetic modification that really get swept under the carpet,” Della Bosca said. “We want the message to go out to the population

EMC News - Northumberland Canned goods, packaged products and other food items will not be the only things available for people using local food banks this spring. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit is reaching out to food bank clients in Cobourg, Port Hope, Hastings, Campbellford, Warkworth, Bewdley and Brighton, stated a press release. During “Oral Health Month” in April and over the ensuing weeks, health unit staff will be visiting local food banks to distribute toothbrushes, dental floss and other oral health resources. Special efforts will also be made to share information with local families about financial-support programs that can offset the costs of dental treatment. One of these is the Healthy Smiles Ontario program, which can cover the costs of preventive and early dental treatment for children and teens up to age of 17 years. “Our goal is to talk up the importance of good oral health and provide information about Health Unit programs and services that may be able to benefit local residents,” says Anna Rusak, an oral health promoter with the HKPR District Health Unit. To date, local food bank opera-

tors have been very supportive of the health unit’s outreach. According to Rusak, making connections with people through area food banks is also beneficial for the Health Unit. “Frequently, people only call us when there is an emergency,” Rusak notes. “We’re hoping that through this initiative, we can reach more people before there is a problem by providing them with information about preventive dental services and programs.” In addition to Healthy Smiles Ontario, the health unit also administers two other dental support programs: the Children in Need of Treatment program and the Ontario Works Dental Program. Between the various financial-support programs, hundreds of thousands of dollars are available each year to help local families cover the costs of urgent and preventive dental care. According to a recent Public Health Ontario report, among Ontarians who did not visit a dentist in the past three years, one in five people cited cost as a barrier. For more information about oral health and financial-support programs, local residents are encouraged to call the Health Unit toll-free at 1-866-8884577.


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January 20, 1924 – April 9, 2013 Beloved husband to Ada (Armstrong) Rigby, father of Gordon, Clare, Marena (Antal Fakli) and Marion (Dave Bowman), and proud grandpa to Lindsey and Jamie Bowman, Joshua and Miranda Rigby, and Yasmin Fakli. Predeceased by sisters Edna Sparks and Evelyn Preston and parents Elida (Johnston) Rigby and George Winstanley Mason Rigby. George passed away peacefully in his sleep at Warkworth Community Nursing Home where he resided for the last three years. He had enjoyed a winning card game and a good supper the night before, and frequently expressed his appreciation for the music and the good care he received there. George and Ada celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary in February. Retired for more than 35 years, they travelled extensively keeping in touch with friends and relatives, and spent many summers at their Kasshabog Lake cottage, and winters at the family farm. George drove patients for the Cancer Society for forty years plus worked for more than 20 years at Unimin Mines, after his years at Deloro Mining & Smelting, and Bethlehem Steel. His conversation, good listening, and cheer will be missed by his family and friends. A Celebration of Life will take place June 1, Havelock United Church at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers: Canadian Cancer Society or Heart & Stroke Foundation donations please. Special Thanks to Warkworth Nursing Home staff for three years of wonderful, compassionate care.



MAEERS - Eunice Marion Maeers of Madoc ON passed away on February 2nd 2013. Eunice was the daughter of the late Olive and Frank Maeers. A celebration of Eunice’s life will take place on April 26th at 11:00 am at White Lake Bethesda United Church. 12209, Hwy 62 in Madoc. Because of Eunice’s love of dogs, please consider a donation to the humane society of your choice in her memory. IN MEMORIAM


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of a dear son, brother, brother in-law and uncle, John Bernard Ashley who passed away April 18, 2004. A smile for all, a heart of gold One of the best this world could hold, Never selfish, always kind These are the memories you left behind. We do not need a special day, To bring you to our minds, For the days we do not think of you, are very hard to find Always loved and remembered by Mom, Dad, brothers Dale, Don, Jeff and families.





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Stuart Elwood - retired Gains & Kraft Foods employee, suddenly as a result of an accident in Orangeburg, South Carolina on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Son of the late Ivan & Laura Begg, beloved husband of Betty of P.E.I. Dear brother of Edith (Ron) Lush of Campbellford. Survived by 6 children, 4 step children, many grandchildren, nieces & nephews. Funeral was held in P.E.I on March 30, 2013. Celebration of Elwood’s life will be held at St. Johns Church Auditorium, Campbellford on Sat. April 20, 2013 from 2-4 p.m.

Barbara Ainey – DuVall who left us too soon May 14, 1948 – April 19, 2012 As crazy as our lives were Barb... we are truly missing a link. Our “shoot straight from the hip” Gal with the biggest heart is how we remember... Your smile... then that chuckle... and you shakin your head while you sipped on your cold coffee... The way you finished your sentences with Blah Blah Blah, and as quirky as we thought it was, we always knew what you meant lol... Life is too short? Not an easy pill to swallow... Meet you at the gates Sis and put in a good word for us!

Bowler, Bill 1942 - 2004 Carney, Harry 1944 - 1993 on April 14th

In loving memory of a dear Mom and Nana who passed away on April 19th, 2011 Softly within the shadows God gave a gentle call With farewells left unspoken Mom, you silently left us all Our hearts still ache with sadness and Silent tears still flow For what it means to love and miss you, Mom No one will ever know Forever loved, Brent, Carmel, Braden & Gavin

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THANK YOU The family of the late Don Davidson extends our sincere thanks for all the kindness and compassion shown to us during the past weeks. The visits, phone calls, cards, food, memorial donations and funeral attendance were much appreciated. A special thank you is extended to the staff and doctors at Campbellford Memorial Hospital for their care and concern for Don and all his family. The words of Legion Padre John Webster and Rev. Don McLean at the service were very comforting. Many thanks to the Legion Ladies Auxiliary for the delicious lunch served after the service. Sincerely, the Davidson Family

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FOR SALE 40” Sony flat screen TV. 3 years old, perfect condition with cable box, $200. Call 613-475-1167. 61” TV, $900 o.b.o.; Scooter, $800 o.b.o.; Exercise rower, $125 o.b.o.; Stair climber, $100 o.b.o. 613-392-0553. Delicious brown and white eggs from free run organically fed chickens. Reasonably priced. All our layers are heritage birds which are classified as non modified slow growing, also inquire about our fresh vegetable packages available this summer. Call Kirkland’s Heritage Farm 613-473-2832.



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I would like to say thank you to my family for arranging my 90th birthday party. A big thank you to my extended family from Coquitlam B.C., Brampton Ont., Mississauga Ont. and Trenton Ont. who travelled to attend my milestone event. Also, to the rest of the family, friends and neighbours for their attendance. A special thank you to Leni Carr, Jean Lepine, Harold and Eleanor Davidson, Ray and Carolyn Ireland and Gerry Wrightly who provided musical and singing entertainment for the evening. The Havelock Legion Ladies Auxiliary Br. 389 for the delicious lunch they provided for everyone. Brenda Wilson, Daniel Wilson, Donna Koop, Tracy Provost, Jeffrey and Shelley Naegeli and Roland and Margaret Naegeli. Thank you for the cards, gifts and best wishes from everyone who attended my 90th birthday party. Also, to the people who phoned to wish me a happy birthday and anyone else I may have forgotten. It took each and every one of you to make it a successful evening for myself and my family. Konrad Naegeli GARAGE SALE




In cherished and loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandpa who left us nine years ago for a far better place, for eternal peace. In loving memory of a dear brother who also left us twenty years ago. To suffer you would not. Your hard work, Harry, and your devotion to others lives on in your family. Love to you both Loving wife Helen, “Sons” Raymond, Donna, Ronald, Sherry, Roger and their families, sisters Olive, Helen, sister-in-law Olive, nephews Raymond, Roger & Ronald and families




Roland Wannamaker is 85 this year. Celebrate with family and friends at the Chateau Common Room 25 Station St. Bancroft Sunday, May 5th 1-4pm Best wishes only


Gospel Spring Sing Chapel of the Good Shepherd. 513 Ashley St. Foxboro April 20th 6:30 pm Everyone Welcome


In Memory of our sister

We love you, and miss you! Laura, Suzanne, Shirl, Beverly and Families.


Perth/Lanark Gun, Hunting & Sportsman Show. We are back in our original location at the Perth Arena, 2 Beckwith St., East Perth. April 20 and 21. Info: (905)623-1778. Admission $6.00, Sat. 9-4, Sun. 9-3. Hunting, Fishing, O u t d o o r s . New/Used/Collectible.


250 Sidney St.


AT THE STIRLING & DISTRICT LIONS HALL & THE STIRLING & DISTRICT REC CENTER Vendor Tables Available $25 per Table (includes Arts & Crafts) Advance Table Rental Payment by April 14 Donated Items appreciated & can be picked up Please call 613-438-3418 or 613-395-0817

Flea Market


One of the Largest in the aw tt O a Valley!


George Joseph


The EMC is now located at









Word Ad Deadline: Monday at 3 p.m.





0 sq ft Huge 10,0o0wroom! Indoor Sh OPEN


Wed-Sun 9am-4pm • 613-284-2000 •

5 Miles South of Smiths Falls - Hwy 15 @ Bay Road

Design Today! Choose Brittany Dawn Design for All of your gardening needs at a rate larger companies can’t offer! 613-661-6680 www. FOR SALE




Tired of paying too much for TV service? Sign up now and get a HD PVR and a 2nd regular receiver for free!! Plus Free Installation! Programming packages starting at just $27 a month! Limited Time Offer, call 613-885-2326.

Thinking of buying a home, refinancing your mortgage, consolidating debts? Save money, call 24-hour hotline 1-800-935-0626 ext 1. www. Centum Power Financial TRAILERS / RV’S Inc. #11993, Charolais Heifers, One 1-866-707-2733. 2004 34’ Triple E Embas- and two years, bred cows. sy V10. 30,000 kms. Young cows with calves at Slide-out. Sleeps 6. Gen- their side. Bull and stockerator. Selling due to ers. Easterbrook Farms. COMMERCIAL RENT health reasons. Asking 613-925-4557. $35,000. 613-392-7762. BELLEVILLE - 235 Bridge St. E in Belleville. Great office space for professional MORTGAGES MORTGAGES or other non-profit agency. Front reception and waiting area provided for clients. Please call to arrange METRO CITY a showing. 613-966-3556 MORTGAGES • Renewals • Mortgages & Loans • Leasing - 1st, 2nd & Private Mortgages/Loans • Free Down Payment Program OAC • • Bank turn downs, self employed welcomed

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Delivery and maintenance package included. Limited time offer. Instant rebates up to $1,000.

Chesher Bros Inc. are now dealers for

200 Dundas Street E, Suite 305 Belleville, ON K8N 1E3 Office: 613-968-5151 Toll Free: 1-888-216-7770 ext 306 Email: Web: FSCO Lic# M08002475 Broker# 10202 Independently Owned and Operated



2 bedroom apt, close to school and downtown. Fridge, stove, heat, hydro & water included. $825.

Kenmau Ltd. (Since 1985)

Property Management


BELLEVILLE WEST SIDE (YEOMANS ST) Attractive 3 bedroom apartment with fridge, stove, heat, hydro & water included. $950/mth

Kenmau Ltd.






Spacious 1 bedroom with private entrance. Fridge, stove and water included. $650/ mth + heat and hydro.

Kenmau Ltd. (Since 1985)

Property Management



FRANKFORD, ON 613.398.1611 BANCROFT, ON 613.332.1613

WE’VE MOVED! The EMC is now located at

250 Sidney St., Belleville (behind Avaya - yellow building)

334 Dundas St. E., Belleville Fantastic 1, 2 and 2 bdrm lrg suites. GREAT PRICE! Indoor pool, gym, social rm with events, laundry. Office open daily, drop in today. GREAT MOVE-IN INCENTIVES!


East side (Albert St.) spacious 2 bedroom apartment with private entrance. Fridge, stove, heat, hydro & water included. $950/mth East side (Turnbull St.) 1 bedroom with fridge, stove & water included, $635/mth + heat & hydro East side (Albert St.) 1 bedroom with fridge, stove & water included, $525/mth + heat & hydro

TReNTON West side (King St.) 1 bedroom w/private entrance, fridge, stove, heat, hydro & water included. $650/mth

Call Kenmau Ltd.

Property Management (Since 1985)


• Power washing & Sandblasting (Buildings & Roofs)

613-395-2857 1-800-290-3496




All Work Guaranteed

(Since 1985)

Kenmau Ltd.

Ron Anderson • New Steel • Barn Board, Floors, Beams, • Joists, Doors & some Concrete

Call for more information Your local DEALER

Kenmau Ltd.

Bay Terrace Apartments

Roof Painting • Barn Painting

Save up to $600 on selected models

2 bedroom apartment with hardwood floors in living room. Fridge, stove & heat included, laundry facilities in building. $775/mth + hydro.


231 Frankford Road, Stirling


TrenTon WeST Side



We sell bulk honey in your containers, prepackaged liquid and creamed honey, beeswax skin creams & lip balms, candles, pollen, maple syrup and more.


217 Bridge St. E. Fantastic 1 & 2 bdrm suites, UTILITIES INCLUDED! Laundry, social rm with events, u/g pkg, secure bldg., on-site mgmt. Call today for your tour! 613-968-9800

Property Management


Open Saturdays only, 10 am-4pm. Call 613-827-7277

The Parkwood

Property Management

(Since 1985)

Twin Sisters Hive & Honey Products 2013 Store Opening Saturday, April 20, 2013

For more information, give us a call or stop in to check out these high quality products.


1 bedroom apt. $695, utilities included. No parking and no pets. 363 1/2 Front St. 2 bedroom row house, $750 plus utilities. Includes parking. 60 1/2 West Moria St. 613-966-4471, Belleville.

TrenTon WeST Side

HONEY fOr salE


2152B Frankford Rd. Frankford, ON 613-398-1611


Stunning SuiteS!

Warkworth, 1 bedroom apartment in quiet downtown Warkworth, fridge, stove, parking, controlled entrance. $525/month plus hydro. No pets. 905-259-0631



Gerry Hudson

Kingston 613-449-1668 Sales Representative

Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage


Mobile Home: $33,000. Spacious 68’x14’ 2 bedroom unit. Good condition, terms. Mallorytown: Rural, private, surveyed, treed lot with partly constructed, new, 2000 sq. ft., dwelling and garage. $99,000 o.b.o. Hobby/horse farm: 112 acres. Classy, like new 7 room bungalow, large modern barn. $279,500. Waterfront (1,000’) campground: 50 campsites, 4 cottages, licenced coffee shop. Motivated seller in Land-O-Lakes area. Salsbury Ave.: Brockville. Red brick 6 room bungalow. Hardwood floors. On large level lot. Full useable basement, paved drive. $147,000. Westport: Majestic hilltop 10 room home. 24 min. from Kingston. Steeped in Bedford Mills history. 6.3 acres, garage, artist studio, 546’ waterfront. $289,000. WANTED

Madoc Self Storage ULock, in Madoc, units available, 10x10 and 10x20. Reasonable rates. Contact: Larry or Diane 613-921-8487.

REAL ESTATE Farm Property- 106 acres of prime location on Hwy. 7 outside of Havelock. All farm buildings and residence include. Residence is 1 1/2 story, original logframe house in need of restoration. 2 airtight woodstove’s as well as gas heat. Good location for selling or to have small market garden. Need to sell for medical reasons. Looking for best offer for quick sale. Call Alf; 705-778-5441 or 705-750-7348.

PERSONAL Attractive widow, 79, in Trenton area would like to meet male or female friend in good health of the same age. Interested in scenic drives, dining out, and casino. Non-smoker, social drinker and driver’s license to share my home. Please send photo and phone number to 1020 Tillison Ave. Cobourg, ON K9A 5N3

Contractor buys properties in need of repair or renovation for top cash price. Cash Buyer seeking small hobby or horse farm with reasonable barn and house. Any location considered. Property Wanted: Top cash for waterfront home or large cottage, easy commuting distance to Brockville, Belleville or Kingston.




TRAVEL/VACAT/COTTG TRAVEL/VACAT/COTTG TRAVEL/VACAT/COTTG Destination weddings, reunions, seminars, family gatherings, at sea or on land. We can help you with all the details involved in planning a group trip. Contact Expedia CruiseShipCenters Belleville to plan your dream cruise vacation: 613-969-0899 CL411686

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All claims against the estate of Adeline Maye Bush, late of the City of Belleville, County of Hastings, who died on or about 23 March 2013, must be filed with the undersigned estate solicitor on or before 10 May 2013, after which date the estate will be distributed having regard only to the claims of which the Estate Trustee then shall have notice. DATED at Stirling this 11th day of April 2013. Brad Comeau – Estate Solicitor BRAD COMEAU PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION, LAW OFFICE, 33 MILL STREET, P.O. BOX 569, STIRLING, ON K0K 3E0 Ph: 613-395-3397, Fx: 613-395-3398


Starting at


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




Ford 7700 80 h.p. $8,950; MF 165 loader $5,450; IH 384 loader $4,750; NH TL90 4x4 loader $25,750. Standing timber, hard 613-223-6026. maple, soft maple, ash, red and white oak, etc. Quality workmanship LIVESTOCK g u a r a n t e e d . (613)847-1665. Bedding & Feed: Shavings Wanted: Standing timber, for $4.75/each, bedding mature hard/softwood. pellets for $4.00/each, Tiz Also wanted, natural Whiz grain for $15/each stone, cubicle or flat, any and Triple Crown grain for $25/each. plus HST. shavsize. 613-968-5182. or 613-847-5457

Mortgage Solutions Purchases, Consolidations, Construction. Lower than bank posted rates (OAC) On-Site Private Funds for credit issues, discharged bankrupts and BFS without proven income. Chase Financial 1-613-384-1301 Chase Financial o/b 835289 Ontario Inc. Brokerage License #10876

2 bedroom apartment, $700/month plus heat and hydro. Laundry facilities, balcony, mature building. No pets. (613)242-8437



FDI DIESEL INJECTION Pump testing and repairs. NOW IN TRENTON 613-392-3636





SCRAP VEHICLES WANTED: Looking to purchase scrap vehicles. We guarantee to transfer vehicles from your name and we are environmentally licensed and certified to dispose of all fluids. Current market prices paid. Call 613-395-3336

Bachelor apartment, Marmora, Forsyth St: Plainfield area, heat, hydro Bachelor, $450+/month. and cable included, Renovated, upper level, $ 4 9 0 / m o n t h . parking. No pets, lst + last, 613-477-3377. references required. Alan Campbellford, 2 bedroom 416-229-0553. townhouse, available May 1. $875 includes outside Need a home? Call the maintenance, water, sew- Hastings Housing Reage, 6 appliances, parking source Centre. Services and security cameras. Hy- offered in Belleville, Quinte dro extra. First and last re- West, North and Centre quired. 705-653-0548. Hastings. (613)969-1748. Havelock- 2 bedroom, clean, newly decorated, main floor, private en- Norwood- Upper unit 2 trance, heat included. No bedroom, 2 bath. Step smoking, no pets. First, down to large living room. last and references re- Washer, dryer, dishwashquired. $750/month. er. $995, heat, hydro inAvailable July 1st. cluded. No pets or smoking. Available May 705-696-2970. 1st. 705-639-8992.


Ottawa Military Heritage Show. Sat. April 27, 2013, 9-3. Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroofe Ave., Ottawa. Peter OAK corner cabinet for (613)256-1105. (Free Apsale. 613-962-0533 praisals).

Free farm cats that are house trained in need of a home. 3 males, 1 female, spayed and neutered. Good mousers. Moving due to illness. Call Arlene at 705-778-5441.

Perfect For Mature Tenants SECURE ENTRANCE Lndry Rm on Each Flr LOVELY + SPACIOUS! Lrg 2 BDRM + Balcony Storage Room In Suite New Floors+ Upgrades $1060 Includes Utils/Prkg 705 653-3784 or 416 638-9633




Barn Repairs, Steel roof repairs, Barn boards, Beam repairs, Sliding doors, Eavestroughs, Screw nailing, Roof painting, Barn painting. Call John 613-392-2569.



New Rototillers starting at $559. New Husqvarna 21 hp 42 inch deck hydrostatic drive tractors $1699 New Ariens riding tractors 22 hp 42 inch deck hydrostatic drive $1900 Husqvarna Push mowers $299 many new models in stock call Belmont Engine Repair and Marine 705-778-3838 or 888-567-2565

Airless spray painting, roofs & sides, steel roofs repairs. 5 & 6” seamless eavestrough, soffit, facia, gutterguard installed or delivered. Free estimates. 1(877)490-9914.

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



Antiques Wanted. Jewellery, wrist watches, pocket watches, sterling silver, china, wooden decoys, fishing lures, war medals, Canadian coins, antique Stove Pellets, 40 lbs furniture, paintings, books. bags, $4.75 per bag plus (905)885-0190, Toll-free, HST. Low Ash/moisture, (877)329-9901. high BTU. or C&K Scrappers - Cash 613-847-5457 paid for scrap vehicles, catalytic converters. Text 613-849-0592 or call 613-394-1899. ANTIQUES &



Rent the AquaMaster softener, rated #1 in Canada. Uses 80% less water, 75% less salt. Only at Water Source 613-968-6256.



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







Book your classifieds online at EMC B Section - Thursday, April 18, 2013


LEGAL Looking for the Will of DORAIN FRANCES CASSELMAN Of 37 Centre Line Rd. RR #1 Marmora ON Any lawfirm having record of Ms. Casselman on file please call 519-524-4190 anytime


Pet Friendly Cottage Christie Lake, sleeps 11, lots of privacy. Contact for pictures. Summer at the Lake/Spring Fishing. From $300/week, free kids program. Let us host fishing derby for $1,295, 50+ people 613-267-3470.




AZ DRIVERS, Many fleet options at Celadon Canada. Dedicated Lanes; lifestyle fleet with weekends off: Intra-Canada or International. O/O and Lease opportunities. Join our success. Call 1-855-818-7977



Marine Mechanic required. Own tools, shrinkwrapping, boat licence an asset. On Belmont Lake, east of Havelock. Contact George 705-778-2366. Phone/Fax Part-time position in boarding section at K-9 Comfort Inn. Mature person wanted who is flexible and must be able to work days, evening and weekends. Call 705-639-1172.


Contract Drivers

needed for Belleville/ Trenton Courier Service. Must have own vehicle. Call Tues. To Fri. 8 am - 2 pm. 613-392-5585 or 613-967-5941

Rose Scale Ltd. is looking for a Technician with a DZ License. We are looking for someone that is mechanically inclined, in good physical condition and has a clean drivers abstract and a clean criminal record. Welding,as well as math and electrical knowledge is an asset. Please apply by fax to 613-962-3893. St.Paul’s United Church is seeking a Music Director Apply by May 15th, 2013 to or mail to: St. Paul’s UC Music Box 610, 104 Church St. Stirling, ON K0K 3E0 Phone 613-395-5072


Roger’s Mobile Wash and Detailing: For all your washing needs. Auto, Boats, RVs, Homes, Decks, Patios, Driveways, Heavy Equipment, and Monument cleaning. Also, Store Front, and Graffiti BUSINESS SERVICES cleaning. Bug Spraying available. Free Estimates County Water Treatment- Home 613-962-8277 or Softeners, U.V. Lights, Cell 613-885-1908. R.O. systems, chemical free iron and sulphur filters. Sales, installation, CAREER service and repair. Steven OPPORTUNITY Menna. (613)967-7143. Painter or Handyman. No job is too small! Also any odd jobs. Seniors discount. Call Roger on cell 613-242-3958.

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

Wild King Bar & Grill is looking for a full time, East Indian, cook. Drop off resume to 2 Ottawa St., Havelock.

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



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




Brighton Curling Club Saturday April 20th 8 am-2:30 pm, 1:30-2 pm 1/2 price sale, 2:00-2:30 pm its free, with a few exceptions. No Early Birds. Donations accepted afternoons week of April 20th.

Book your classifieds online at




Voortman Cookies, has an opening for an independent route sales person in the Kingston/Belleville area. Candidates must be energetic and driven to grow sales in this established, protected territory. Investment is required. Please submit resume to HELP WANTED





Applicants must have Grade 12, Smart Serve, excellent customer service and computer skills, experience with Sage Simply Accounting, and website management experience. Knowledge of the sport of Curling and a Hospitality background would be an asset. Position is 35hrs/wk from September to April with special event obligations in the off season. A clean criminal record check will be required upon offer of employment. Wage is $20 000-$22 500/yr depending on experience. Email Resume & Cover letter to Kim at Career Edge: 81 Dundas St. West, Trenton ON K8V 3P4 613-392-9157

CL421830 Quinte Curling Club is seeking a Club Manager








• Experience in car sales not necessary. • Training provided. • A strong commission plan leads to strong financial rewards if you are prepared to work and prospect. • Benefit package available


Email resume to:

Looking for generaL Labour work

Le Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE) est à la recherche de personnes intéressées à se joindre à son équipe pour poursuivre avec passion une vision commune, axée sur la collaboration et sur l’innovation en éducation. INFORMATICIENNE OU INFORMATICIEN SERVICE DES TECHNOLOGIES DE L’INFORMATION Dossier 48/12-13, 3e affichage : 1 poste régulier à 100 % du temps, 12 mois (35 heures/semaine) pour les régions de Kingston, Trenton, Brockville et Merrickville

One resume, many opportunities Call now

Adecco Quinte at 613-965-5927 HELP WANTED

Avec près de 21 000 élèves fréquentant 39 écoles élémentaires, 10 écoles secondaires et son école pour adultes, le CECCE est le plus important réseau d’écoles de langue française à l’extérieur du Québec. Son territoire de plus de 35 000 km2 dans le Centre-Est de l’Ontario s’étend de Cumberland à Pembroke, jusqu’à Trenton.


“We Need You!” Carrier Routes Available # PAPERS





Miron Rd




McGill St




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Elizabeth Ave




Gordon St




St Peters St




River St West


• Receive your own pay cheque! • Paid every two weeks • Once a week delivery • Weekends Off • Save money for school! NO COLLECTIONS!


Melissa • Belleville West • 613-920-2619 Kristy • Belleville East • 613-921-1715 Nancy • Brighton and Colborne • 613-475-2914 Linda • North West • 705-868-7027 Cindy • North East • 613-920-4369 Cindy • QW Trenton & Stirling & Frankford • 613-920-4369

EMC B Section - Thursday, April 18, 2013

En vertu du paragraphe 24(1) du Code des droits de la personne de l’Ontario, le CECCE a le droit de préférer, en matière d’emploi, des candidates et candidats de langue française catholiques romains. TENDERS



Pour obtenir tous les détails relatifs au poste susmentionné, veuillez consulter le site Web du CECCE au www.ecolecatholique. ca. Il est également possible d’obtenir une copie des offres d’emploi à la réception du Centre éducatif du CECCE, 4000, rue Labelle à Ottawa, entre 8 h et 17 h. Direction des ressources humaines 4000, rue Labelle, Ottawa (Ontario) K1J 1A1 Téléphone : 613 744-2555 ou sans frais 1 888 230-5131 Télécopieur : 613 746-3165, courriel :





REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR NAMING RIGHTS OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE NEWLY EXPANDED QUINTE SPORTS & WELLNESS CENTRE EOI NO. RCCS-2013-06 The City of Belleville invites interested parties to submit responses to this Expression of Interest (EOI) for naming rights opportunities within the newly expanded Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre for the naming of various facilities, rooms, fixtures and features. The response must meet all Provincial legislative and local by-law requirements. Formal letters expressing interest must be received by the City of Belleville no later than Wednesday, May 22, 2013. It is critically important that the interested parties respond to the Expression of Interest so that they do not lose out on the opportunity to name an important piece of this community facility. Submission requirements may be obtained between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday from the Finance Department (Purchasing Services) 1st Floor, City Hall, 169 Front Street, Belleville, ON, K8N 2Y8 and can also be obtained by downloading from Site Tour (optional) can be arranged by appointment between April 17 to May 21, 2013 for the interested respondents to view the available facilities/assets for naming rights. Expression of Interest documents properly endorsed and sealed in the envelope (using the label provided in the EOI document). for the purpose and clearly marked as to contents, will be received by the Finance Department 1st Floor, City Hall, 169 Front Street, Belleville, ON, K8N 2Y8 until 1:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. The City of Belleville reserves the right to accept or reject any submission. Expression of Interest Information Contacts: Expression of Interest Document Contact: Tracy Newton, Marketing & Customer Relations Yasmina Jamal, Purchasing Supervisor Tel. (613) 967-3200, Ext. 3265 Tel 613-968-6481 Ext 3301/ 3203 Email: AND Mark Wilson, Manager, Recreation Services Tel. (613) 967-3293 Email:



WE’VE MOVED! The EMC is now located at 250 Sidney St., Belleville


Property of Irene Hall - 2 Ontario St. Havelock, across from car wash. Century 2 storey brick home - 3 + 1 bdrm, 2 baths, upgrades: newer windows, mainly steel roof, gas furnace & central vac. Perfect for the handyman as some updating is req’d. Corner lot with potential for home based business. Offered @1pm. $10,000 day of sale, bal. 30 days. Contents: newer Inglis refrig., 30” range, dinette table, drop leaf tables, 2 buffets, 3 china cabinets full of china, Oneida flatware, silver pickle cruet, oil lamps, parlor tables, oval picture w/bubbled glass, sm. swing mirror, washstands, dressers, chest, beds, trunks, lg. oak wardrobe, desk (converted organ cabinet), organ stool, qty. misc. household & handyman items. Doug Mitchell & Jason McIntosh Auctioneers Cash/Cheque only! ID req’d. Listing/Photos DOUG MITCHELL AUCTIONS 705-799-6769

Tues Apr 23nd @ 6pm Doors open at 5:00pm AUCTION SALE at RIVERSIDE AUCTION HALL

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



754 COUNTY ROAD 64, BRIGHTON, ONT. FRIDAY APRIL 26TH AT 10:30 AM 5 miles EAST of Brighton on County Road 64 – Vicinity of Brighton Speedway. MARKET GARDEN EQUIPMENT - McCormick Farmall “Cub” gas tractor with side attached spray tank, scufflers- good running condition; Hardi 3 point hitch 100 gallon sprayer with 24 ft booms, Walco 3 point hitch 5 ft rotary mower, Holland single row transplanter, 3 point hitch plastic mulch layer, custom made potato planter/ hiller, water wheel planter, 3 point hitch 3 and 4 furrow plows; Meyers 7 ft poly truck mount snow plow, “Little Dipper” steel 4’ x 6 ½ ft hydraulic dump truck box, 1990’s Yamaha gas powered golf cart with aluminum dump box - goodrunning condition; 1990’s EZGO electric golf cart with new batteries and charger- good running condition; HOUSEHOLD ARTICLES – chest of silver, Wedgewood china, Asian collectibles, Delft ware, carving sets, glassware’s, Elvis records, walnut sewing machine, numerous other articles. TERMS - CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082



14197 HIGHWAY # 2, R.R.# 4 BRIGHTON, ONT. SATURDAY APRIL 27TH AT 10:30 AM 6 miles WEST of Brighton on Highway # 2 HOBBY- Remote controlled P51 Mustang 1/5 scale fibreglass aircraft with 85” wing span, 76” length, air cooled 2 stroke engine; Model aircraft kits including Goldberg ‘Chipmunk’ kit, model aircraft parts including engines, wheels, pilots, props; miniature steam engine, 2 seat Ultra light airplane with 50 hp gas engine – no wings; TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT- homemade portable circular saw blade saw mill with 3.8 l V6 Buick engine, 16 ft log capabilities and 14”cutting capabilities, Hobart MIG welder, Parks 12” single surface planer, vintage cast iron wood planer, Bench Top 14” band saw, 10” radial arm saw, Vintage cast iron floor model drill press, Great Britain horizontal band saw, 3 ton chain falls, metal cutting chop saw, 3 KW AC generator, 5 KW generator with Yanmar diesel engine, Onan 2 KW generator, Wisconsin 2 cyl 20 hp gas engine, quantity of hand and power tools, scissor lift work table, 4108 Perkins diesel marine engine, Ryobi walk behind string trimmer, Troy Bilt straight shaft weed eater, back pack sprayer, quantity of builders scaffolding, quantity of 1”& 2”rough cut lumber, numerous other articles. TERMS - CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082

CLASSIFIEDS 1-888-967-3237 •



Auctioneer: Allen McGrath



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

EMC Events


Overeaters Anonymous meeting every Friday, 10 a.m. Calvary Temple, corner of Wallbridge Loyalist and Hwy 2 West. Contact Dianne 613-392-0081. Learn the Difference Between Normal Aging & Alzheimer’s …and between Dementia & Alzheimer’s. Presentation by Kristel Nicholas of the Alzheimer’s AUCTION Society, Friday, April 19 at 12:30 p.m. THURSDAY, APRIL 18TH @ 6:00PM Questions from the floor are encouraged. Warner’s Auction Hall, 12927 Hwy 2, Bridge St. Church, use 60 Bridge St. East Just West of Colborne. entrance. Everyone welcome Selling household furnishings, some antiques, collectables, nice selection china, glass, some interesting art work including: Low cost microchip clinic. All proceeds watercolours, pictures, prints, etc. Nice riding lawn mower, to Humane Society. April 20, 10am-1pm, good patio sets, set 6 metal high back lawn chairs with Loyalist Vet, Bell Blvd, Belleville. $25 cushions, nearly new sofa, nice set cherry coffee & end tables, each, bring your cat/dog. other small tables, ant. dresser w/mirror, other dressers and chests, excell smooth top 30” elect stove with self clean oven, The Lung Association’s Will Campaign: good washer & dryer, occasional chairs, miscal side chairs, nice The law firms of Paul Russell, Belleville, oak P.B. rocking chair plus more, smalls include signed china, William Watson, Bancroft and Douglas glass, Royal Albert, several Royal Doulton figurines, crystal, Mann, Brighton, provide individuals with household articles and more. Too much to list. a simple will for $100 and a simple power Terms: Cash, Cheque with ID, Visa, M/C, Interac. of attorney for $50 with all fees benefiting Gary E. Warners Auctioneer • 905-355-2106 The Lung Association. For info contact the lawyer’s office or The Lung Association CELEBRATING 25 YEARS IN BUSINESS. at 613-969-0323. Open Door Café - Every Wednesday from 11:30am to 1:00pm at Eastminster United Church, 432 Bridge St. E, Belleville. There is no cost for this hot meal however donations are gratefully accepted. For more info: 613 969-5212. Two Estates - One Auction Anniversary Roast Beef Dinner Sunday, April 21, 2013 Sat. April 20, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at College Preview 9:30 a.m. Auction 11:00 a.m. Hill United Church. Roast beef, mashed poAuction to include: Large Amount of Smalls, tatoes, vegetables, coleslaw, rolls and pies. Crystal, Silver & Silver Plate, Jewellery, Collector’s Adults $12.00, children 6 - 12 $6.00. Call Bonnie at 613-962-4147 for tickets. Items, Royal Doulton Figures, Porcelain, Oriental Teams needed for its ninth annual Items & Books. Large Selection of Furniture, plus Pull for Kids event on Saturday, June 1 Oil Paintings, Prints & Watercolours. at Lowe’s Home Improvement WareWatch Web Site for Updates. house in Belleville. Teams consist of 8-12 people. For info or to register: The Lung Large Indoor Yard Sale: Sunday @ 9:30 a.m. Association at 613 969-0323 or www. David Simmons: Auctioneer & Appraiser 101 Applewood Drive, Brighton, Ont. K0K 1H0 April 20 Trash Bash Belleville, 9 amPhone 1-613-475-6223 2pm. Contact City of Belleville 613-967Looking for quality estates or single items for upcoming auctions 3200 ext 3219 for drop off locations. Eastminster United Church presents Jeanette Arsenault In Concert, Wed., April 24, 7pm. Tickets $10 at the church. Refreshments and time of fellowship to 9 Elgin Street East, Cobourg follow. Call 613-969-5212 Saturday, april 20, 2013 Belleville’s First Laughter Club Selling the Contents of a Brampton Home meets Mondays, 7-8 PM at One To One Health & Fitness Centre, 269 Palmer Rd. & Other Consignments Everyone welcome. First timers please arPreview @ 9:30 a.m. Auction starting at 11:00 a.m. rive 15-30 minutes early for registration and Auction to include: Quality Home Furniture & Upholstered intro. $2 donation. More info: Cheryl 613Furniture, Royal Doulton Figures, A Collection of Susie 962-2487 or Cooper, Beswick, & Deco Pottery, Porcelain, Crystal, The ANAF Unit 201 Pipes and Drums Dinner Sets, Sterling & Silver Plate, Oriental Carpets & is recruiting members. Free lessons and Collector’s Items. Oil Paintings & Watercolours Band practices are at the ANAF Unit 201 (upper Floor) 187 Front St, Belleville, large priced indoor yard Sale Tuesday nights from 630-830pm. All are Starting @ 9:30 a.m. welcome. For info: WEdNESday april 24, 2013 Quinte Seniors Euchre Club meets large art, antique & Collector’s auction at the Parkdale Community Centre every Mon. at 1:30 pm. Everyone 50 plus welPreview @ 4:00 p.m. Auction @ 6:00 p.m. come. Cost $3.00 includes door prize, Auction to include: Collector’s Items, Crystal, Porcelain, 50/50 draw and euchre score prizes Lamps, Glass, Jewellery, Silver-plate. Westminster United Church Large Amount of Furniture to include: Small Tables, Men’s Club, 1199 Wallbridge-Loyalist Rd. Chairs, Dining Sets, Sideboards, Cabinets, Mirrors & Fish Fry, Saturday April 20. Two sittings: Carpets. Oil Paintings, Watercolours & Prints. 4:30 to 5:45 pm. Reserve your ticket ahead Watch the website for updates & photos. of time at 613-968-4304. Adults: $15.00, Children 6-12 $6.00, under 5: Free david Simmons auctioneer & appraiser New Caterer: Julies’ Cafe BELLEVILLE GARDEN CLUB April 23 Meeting, 7 - 9 pm at Moira Secondary Tel: 905.373.0501 Toll Free: 1.855.503.2963 Fax: 905.373.1467 Email: 9 Elgin St. E., Unit 6, Cobourg ON K9A 0A1 School, 275 Farley Ave, Belleville. Info: 613-966-7455. As refreshments are being served, please bring your own mug. Post an ad today! Your The CN Pensioners’ Association, Bel$ ad appears in Call or visit us online to leville and District regular dinner meeting 4 newspapers reach over 69,000 2nd week on Thursday April 25, Travelodge Hotel, FREE! plus online! potential local buyers. Belleville, at 12pm. All CN pensioners, Deadline: Mondays at 3 p.m. CL423731

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their spouses, widows and new members are welcome. Call to attend 613- 395­-3250. Doors open at 11:00 AM. The Quinte Arts Council presents a “Senior’s Spring Dance”, The Greek Hall, 70 Harder St., Belleville, Friday 26 April, 1pm-3pm. Tickets are $10 at the door or from the Quinte Arts Council Offices at 36 Bridge St, Belleville. Come and dance to the wonderful music of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s Dance to The Frank Howard Orchestra on Friday April 19, Belleville Club 39 at Belleville Fish & Game Club Hall, Elmwood Dr. 8 pm to Midnight. Lunch served. Members $10, Non members $12. Singles and Couples welcome. For info: 613-395-0162 or 613-395-4901 The Schizophrenia Support Services support meetings. Every second Wednesday of the month, 7- 8:30pm. Canadian Mental Health Association Offices, 199 Front St., Belleville. For info call, Sara MacDonald (613)888-5322. Saturday, April 20, 2 to 3:30 p.m. poetry reading by Roz Bound. Admission is free. John M Parrot Gallery, 613-9686731 x2240 or email

BRIGHTON Carpet Bowling at Brighton Community Centre, 75 Elizabeth Street every Monday and Thursday 12.30 to 4 pm. New members welcome. Come out for a free trial, gentle exercise and fun. Time-Out Tea-Time 2nd Annual Spring Fashion Show, New Community Hall, Trinity-St Andrew’s United Church, Brighton. Saturday, April 20, 1-3 pm. Tickets $15. Brighton Relay for Life Open House and Yard Sale, Saturday, April 20, King Edward Park Community Centre, 8am – 1pm Brighton Horticultural Society, monthly meeting April 23 at 7-30 pm at Brighton Community Centre, Elizabeth St. Speaker Barry Matthie of Bonnibrae Daylily Gardens in Bloomfield. 2012 Photo Comp on view, Please lug a mug. Visitors welcome Info 613 475 6575

CAMPBELLFORD Campbellford Senior Citizens Club, 55 Grand Road. Weekly events: Monday: 1:30 pm Bridge. Tuesday 1:00 pm Euchre, 7:30 pm Bid Euchre. Wednesday 1:30 pm Euchre. Thursday 1:30 pm Shuffleboard. Friday 1:30 pm, Cribbage, 7:30 pm Euchre. Wednesday, April 24,12:00 noon, Community Diners, Christ Church Anglican, 154 Kent St. Campbellford. Cost is $9. Info: Natisha at 705-653-1411 St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church annual spring rummage sale. A wide selection items, April 23 and 24, 9am to 5pm and April 25-bag day, from 9am to noon. 17 Ranney Rd. Campbellford. Call Betty for more info: 705-632-1023 Blood Pressure Clinic, April 19 2013 at Campbellford Memorial Hospital, 1-4pm, Room 249 2nd Floor. All Welcome Lighthouse Diner (soup kitchen). Serving warm, nutritious meals at 12:00 p.m. every Friday. Come at 10 a.m. for fellowship and games. 73 Ranney Street N. For info call (705)653-4789 or (705)6534185 or email: Campbellford Kinette Bingo every Thursday at 7pm. Campbellford/ Seymour Arena, 313 Front St. N. $1000 Jackpot in 54 numbers, consolation prize of $200. Wheelchair accessible.

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CAMPBELLFORD People Advocating Cannabis Education Cannabis Educational Series. presents Emperor of Hemp, a documentary about Jack Herer. Friday April 19, 7pm Green Tree Eco Hydroponics, Roseneath, Sunday April 21, 1pm Grindhouse Cafe Campbellford. Free Admission. Cafe food available. Open discussion and live video Skype interview follows our presentation.

CODRINGTON Annual Trout BBQ, Saturday April 20, Codrington Community Centre 2992 Cty Rd. 30. Fresh trout, baked potatoes, veggies, and much more, including amazing desserts. 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.; Advance tickets or reservations only. Adults $15; 6-12, $8. Call 613-4753018, 613-475-4005.

COLBORNE Food Addicts Anonymous Meetings, Wednesdays, 11-noon, Prospect House, 1 Elgin Street (at King), Colborne, www.

ELDORADO Monthly Crokinole party, Friday, April 19, 8:00 pm, Madoc Township Recreation Centre Please bring a friend and lunch. Info: 613-473-2166

FOXBORO Fri Apr 19, Emmanuel United, 458 Ashley, Foxboro. Coffee and Chat fashion

show with clothes for children, teens and adults. Door prizes and light refreshments. $8 at the door. Call Phyllis at 613 395 0914 for information. All welcome. Wed April 24 Traditional Roast Pork Dinner at Emmanuel United, 458 Ashley, Foxboro. Help-yourself buffet or take-out from 4:30-7 p.m. Country cooking and home-made pie. $13 for adults, $4 for ages 5 - 12, under 5 are free. Reserve tickets with Barb at 613 966 1515 or Bev at 613 969 1312 and pick up at the door.

FRANKFORD Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Weekly Meetings, Wednesday Evenings, 7-8 p.m. Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 60 North Trent St. Frankford. For more information call Fern 613-395-2345 Frankford United Church Spaghetti Supper with salad, Italian bread and ice cream, Friday April 19 from 4:30 to 6 pm. Adults $12, under 12 yrs $6 pre- school free. Meat rolls, Frankford Legion each Friday night at 6 P.M. Tickets $2.00 Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 60 North Trent Street, Frankford, Soup’s On Luncheon, Thursday, April 25th, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Cost is $7.00 Sunday Worship Service and Sunday School at Frankford United Church 10:30 am. All are Welcome! Alcoholics Anonymous Keep It Simple Group, 8 pm every Thursday at

Holy Trinity Anglican Church Hall, 60 Trent St. N. (rear), Frankford. Info: www. or 1-866-951-3711

GLEN MILLER Quinte Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society monthly presentation, Saturday, April 20, 1 pm, Christ Church Hall, 770 Trenton-Frankford Road, Highway 33, Glen Miller. The guest speaker will be Sher Leetooze. Everyone welcome, free admission and refreshments.

GRAFTON Stoney and the Sundance Band Open Mic Jamboree, Grafton Legion, Hwy 2. Sunday, April 21, 1-5pm. Bar and lunch. $8/person or $15/couple. Musicians $3.

HASTINGS TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meetings Wednesdays at the Trinity United Church, Hastings. Weigh-in 5:15-6:15pm and meeting 6:30-7:30 pm. Join anytime. For info Kathy (705) 696-3359 Hastings Legion, Zumba classes every Monday night. $3.00 per person. Everyone welcome. Info: Vicky at 705696-2363

HAVELOCK Traditional Country Music Jam Sessions, Havelock Ol’ Town Hall, every Wednesday.. Doors open at 12:00, Music at 1:00. Musicians and visitors welcomed and encouraged.


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MARMORA Community Market at Earl Prentice Public School, 17 William Street, April 20, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Many different vendors set up for you. Community members welcome. St Paul’s Anglican Church, Marmora Spring Dinner, April 26 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Marmora Community Centre, Victoria St. Elevator available. Roast pork, vegetables, salad & dessert, coffee & tea. $12.50/adult, $6/children 6-12 years Marmora Legion: April 20, Dance to the music of Heartland Country, 8pmmidnight. A light lunch will be available. $20 per couple. April 21 Jam Session, 1-4pm. $5 for non entertainers. April 22 Bid Euchre 1pm. Marmora Social: Thursday, Apr 25. 43 Mathew Place. Seating from 11:30AM. Lunch at noon. Opened to

NORWOOD Norwood Womens’ Softball League Sign-Up Friday, April 19, Norwood Arena. 6:30 to 8:30pm or contact Sarah: 705772-3885. $60 per player.

P.E. COUNTY Albury Friendship Group - Quilts for sale each Wed 10 am - 12 noon. Albury Church Rednersville Rd. Proceeds to local charities for women. Every Thursday night, Mixed Fun Darts Consecon Legion, 7 pm. Everyone welcome Bay of Quinte Works invite all women on April 26-28, to a Women’s Retreat, “Breakthrough With Faith”, at Wesley Arces in Bloomfield. Info online at

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seniors and adults with physical disabilities. Please contact 1-800-554-1564 to pre-register for the social if you are not already a member of the Marmora Social program. Marmora Legion Bid Euchre every Monday starting at 1 p.m. Bingo every Monday at 7 pm Crowe Valley Lions organize Euchre Fridays, 7:30 p.m. in Deloro Hall. Bring light lunch. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS - No weigh-ins, dues or fees. Every Wednesday 7 p.m., 43 Matthew St, Marmora, common room. Everyone welcome! 613-472-6531 or


PERSONALS Being Single is No Fun...MISTY RIVER INTRODUCTIONS can find you someone to BBQ with, go to the beach with or spend this summer & your life with. CALL (613)257-3531,

RUMMAGE SALE: Knox Presbyterian Church, Havelock. April 19, 20. 10am to 3pm. Something for everyone. Bingo every Wednesday at Havelock Community Centre sponsored by the Havelock Lions. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Early birds 7:00 p.m., regular start 7:30 p.m. Info: Lion John at tapa1944@ 705 778 7362. Havelock’s Wellness Program at the Town Hall, 8 Mathison St. in Havelock, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm every Tuesday and Thursday. 10-11 exercise and 11-12 various activities. Call (705)778-7831

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR PE COUNTY Picton afternoon Shout Sister Choir welcomes new members. Practices are Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m., St Mary Magdalene Church, 335 Main St, Picton.


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WARKWORTH Warkworth Legion hosts bid euchre at 2 p.m. every Wednesday and a dart league at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday. Everyone welcome. April 20, Merle Nelson Euchre tournament register 12 - 1. Play at 1 P.M. Everyone Welcome


Stoney and the Sundance Band Dance, Orange Hall, York Rd., Tyendinaga. Saturday, April 20, 8-midnight. Guests fiddle and dobro guitar player, Brian Cosby and special guest Elly Kelly April 20 Trash Bash 9am-2pm. Drop off at 859 Melrose Rd, Shannonville. Free BBQ from 11 am.


TWEED Bid Euchre at Actinolite Hall. 1 p.m. 3rd Sunday of the month. Every Tuesday night 7 p.m. Canteen available. Tweed Diners: Wednesday, Apr 24, St Edmund’s Hall- Stoco, Hungerford Rd, 12 pm. Please bring

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TRENTON Toastmasters International, Trenton Library. Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 6:30-8 pm. New members and guests welcome. Blood Donor Clinic, Trenton Knights of Columbus, 57 Stella Cres., Monday April 22, 1-7pm. 704 Air Force City Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron spaghetti supper, Saturday, April 20, 5-7pm. 413 Qing, 230 North Murray St. Adults $7, 2-11 years $5. Trenton Lions Club 77 Campbell Street hosts a weekly Thursday Night Bingo. Cards on sale at 6pm regular program starts at 7pm. Everyone welcome. April 20 Trash Bash event, 9am-

your own plate, cup, and cutlery. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities Pancake Breakfast (with Tweed & Area Spring Sale), Saturday, April 28, White Building, 617 Louisa St. Tweed, 8am - noon. Pancakes, Sausage, Eggs, Homefries, Coffee & Tea Stonepath Greenhouses And Landscaping now open for the spring season. Free container gardening seminars every Thursday night in April. You must call to register 613-478-1675. April 23 Come into the Tweed Public Library and play either Bridge or Euchre from 12-3pm. Beginners are always welcome. Learn how to do Pixel Hobby. from 12-3pm. April 24, play chess from 5:30-6:45. Beginner, intermediate and advanced. All are welcome. Info 613-478-1066. Boost your Brain 101: for older people who are noticing memory changes. April24, 10am-12pm, Moira Place LTC Home, 415 River St. West Tweed. FREE, Refreshments provided. Register at 613-962-0892 or Darlene. Jackson@Alzheimersocietyofbqh. com. Jim Christy, artist and author of 29 books will read from his works at the Tweed Public Library, 230 Metcalf St. on Thursday, April 25, 7 pm. Autographed books and refreshments will be available.


Weekly Monday Night Bingo, Upstairs of Stirling Arena. Cards on sale at 6:15pm. Starts at 6:50pm. Proceeds to support community projects. Sponsored by Stirling & District Lions Club. Bid Euchre, every Friday, 7:30 pm, River Valley Community Hall. Ladies bring a light lunch. Info: 613395-5190. Friday, April 19 at 2pm & 8pm “Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton – Together Again!”, Stirling Festival Theatre. All seats $32.50. Info: 613-395-2100. Stirling Diners: Monday, Apr 22, St Paul’s United Church, 104 Church St. Lunch at noon. Please bring your own plate, cup, and cutlery. Opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities The Millpond Chorus - Stirling and area community choir practices Monday evenings at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church Stirling. New members welcome. For further info call Helen 398-7573.

2pm. Drop off at: 30 Pelham St., Public Works Yard. Pancake Breakfast 9am, and free BBQ starting at 11 am, 58 Plant St., Batawa. Quinte West’s Kente Kiwanis looking for members. Meetings every Thursday morning. Everyone welcome. Info: Secretary John Eden at 613-394-0316. MASTER GARDENERS will be available to answer all your gardening questions at the Quinte West Home and Leisure Show on April 20, 10am5pm, Trenton Horticultural Society and Garden Club booth. Car Wash Fundraiser, Bethel Pentecostal Church, Herman and Dundas St, Trenton. Saturday, April 20, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, weather permitting. Cost: $5.00. Electronic Recycling Drop Off, the St. Peter Catholic Church parking lot 125 Queen Street Trenton, Saturday April 20, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Accepted items include computers, printers, TV’s, cell phones, radios etc. Info: Trenton Knights of Columbus 11th Annual Spring Funfest, Saturday, April 20, 5 pm. Supporting Habitat for Humanity Prince Edward -Hastings (PEH). Roast Beef Dinner, Live Auction and Silent Auction. $35.00 per person. For more Info call: 613394-2654 PLEASE NOTE: Effective immediately The Trenton & District Old Tyme Fiddlers Club has dissolved. Therefore, all of the Parties scheduled for year 2013 are cancelled. Trenton Memorial Hospital. New fashion wear and accessories at our gift shop arrives weekly. Spend more than $50 and your $4 parking ticket will be refunded. Gift Shop hours: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Contact: 613 392 2540 ext.5449



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Terry Sprague attracts a big audience

on his own. The talk he gave in Tweed was a program he put together at the request of the Prince Edward Stewardship Council who happen to have their office located just north of Tweed. “We felt there was so much natural heritage in Prince Edward County that people were taking for granted we wanted to put together a presentation about the county. We are all somewhat guilty of taking the natural beauty around us for granted; we wanted to point out some of the special things like the sand banks, the natural features and some of the history.” Terry’s slide show and presentation gave the audience a 360-degree view of Prince Edward County complete with geological detail of the formation of the land, the type of plant and insect life, how the sand banks were formed and the history of days when the trees were removed and the sand banks shifted and began burying houses and large plots of fertile land. He had stories of the barley days and rum running and at the end he talked about the South Shore and the importance of protecting the bird migration that takes place every year. After he was finished he had a question period and the subject of wind-generated electricity came up. He expressed real concerns about how this would affect the “… delicate natural biodiversity. The developers seem to think that you can simply take a shovel and move all the wild life but it is not that simple. Migration patterns in birds for example take hundreds of years to develop and they will fly into those windmills at night which is when they migrate.” Terry finished his talk with the following, “My message is to cherish these areas that you have in Tweed and protect and enjoy them because once we lose them, they are gone forever. If an opportunity comes along to purchase an area or somehow set it aside I say go for it! As our human population explodes it will be harder and harder to set these areas aside for future generations and it is important Terry Sprague visited Tweed and gave a very inspiring talk we preserve these natural gems for the future.” about the natural beauty of Prince Edward County. Photo: Scott For more information contact Terry Sprague at Pettigrew 613-476-5072 or go to <> By Scott Pettigrew


EMC Lifestyles - Tweed - Terry Sprague came to Tweed and spoke at St. Andrew’s Church as the first of three guest speakers to a nearly sold-out house. He was invited by the Tweed Historical Society. Terry has written a column for the Tweed News for the last ten years and has written 48 years for the Picton Gazette. He also now has his own business called Nature Stuff Tours where he does guided hikes and private tours. “I started this line of work at Sandbanks Provincial Park where I was a guided hike leader and I fell in love with taking people out and telling things about the park; not only identifying things but explaining how certain flowers fit into the natural scheme of things and why they are there and how things tie in together.” Terry grew up on a farm on Big Island and still lives there. His first job was at Glenora Fisheries Research facility and after five years he was offered a position at Sandbanks as an Interpretive Naturalist after which he went to Quinte Conservation where he developed the guided tour program. When they pulled he continued the program

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