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OCIF funding covers 78 per cent of project

County gets $737,958 for water plant upgrades

Councillors support revitalization of Picton Terminals site CHAD IBBOTSON STAFF WRITER


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The municipality officially received a grant this week that will support upgrades to the Picton water treatment plant. Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Minister Jeff Leal was at Shire Hall on Monday morning to announce the County had received funding from the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund totalling $737,948. That number represents 78 per cent of a planned project at the facility with a total cost of $949,080. The project includes the rehabilitation of filters, improvements to the chlorine system, and upgrades to the building's structure near both components of the treatment plant. The project was approved last year and is underway. Leal says in a news release the Ontario government is committed to improving roads, bridges and water infrastructure in rural areas of the province. “This important investment in the Picton water treatment plant will not only help improve water quality and safety for the community, but will boost economic growth and create jobs in eastern Ontario,” Leal says in the release.


PECI Panthers gymnast Lindsay Stakes springs onto the vault as part of her winning performance at the OFSAA Level 6 provincial championship at the Quinte Bay Gymnastics Club in Belleville Monday. In addition to defending her gold medal on vault, Stakes was also the top-scoring competitor on bars at the highest level of high school competition in the province. For more on her achievements, please see page 26. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

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request of councillor Brad Nieman Tuesday evening. Nieman said he couldn't support the clause withdrawing support for revitalization at the port, saying an ongoing operation at the site would be better than letting the port deteriorate. “It doesn't matter who is there, I support something going on there, a business,” he said. “If you have no business there and it starts fading away and going into the bay, we'll end up paying for it anyway.” Nieman said he supports the establishment of a viable operation at the port because it could mean local jobs. “They've hired three local people already, they're going to hire three more local people — that's six families that get to stay here,” he said.

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Council won't revoke its support for the revitalization of Picton Terminals after all. On Tuesday evening councillors voted in opposition to a motion to withdraw council's May 2016 motion supporting the revitalization of the port. The motion lost in a recorded vote of 10–5 with councillors Lenny Epstein, Steve Ferguson, Steve Graham, Jim Dunlop and Mayor Robert Quaiff voting in favour of withdrawing support for the revitalization. Councillor Janice Maynard was absent. Council did, however, give unanimous support to a motion withdrawing support for Picton Terminals' request for funding from upper levels of government, an application Picton Terminals had already withdrawn. They also unanimously supported a motion asking for a report on available municipal options as they relate to the activities of Picton Terminals in order to ensure the intent of municipal land use regulations and municipal and public interest, including obligations to the municipal drinking water system, are being protected to the full extent of the law. The entire motion had received majority support at the March 30 committee-of-thewhole meeting, but was split into separate motions at the

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A local youth is alive today thanks to the united efforts of first responders in an emergency situation east of Pt. Traverse Monday afternoon.

A 17-year-old male was plucked off his improvised raft in chilly Lake Ontario waters by three members of the Prince Edward County fire department that afternoon about 1.5 km from shore. Once aboard the inflatable

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Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Ministry of Natural Resources all playing a role in the successful rescue. Even a private citizen was pressed into service as his craft was deemed best to capture the crew members from Timber Island and return them to Pt. Traverse. Manlow explained the individual, believed to be a commercial fisherman, was in the water at the time and his craft was one that could easily navigate the shallow limestone shores. “It's great when we someone can lend a hand and that's always the beauty of Prince Edward County,� Manlow said. “We had to ensure the vessel was seaworthy and we were confident in the vessel and the ability of this individual to operate it and there was a fire department personnel

member with him as well.� The craft was designed to have less draft than any of the boats being utilized at the scene and could closely access Timber Island to ensure the fire crew members could safely climb aboard. Prince Edward OPP community safety officer Const. Connor Durkin confirmed the police service was initially notified about the stranded paddler by a call from a resident in the area. In the aftermath of Monday's operation, Durkin and the OPP took the opportunity to remind members of the public that being well-prepared is key to safe and enjoyable boating and asked those venturing onto Ontario's waterways to familiarize themselves with the boat they are operating.

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Community Living scores 98.8 per cent in its latest accreditation process Organization receives Focus seal of approval for four more years ADAM BRAMBURGER STAFF WRITER

Community Living Prince Edward (CLPE) has scored high marks with an independent auditor brought in to assess its proficiency in helping people toward fuller participation within society. On Friday morning, dozens of CLPE staff, supported people, and partners met for breakfast at the Picton Salvation Army citadel to celebrate the organization’s successful completion of its second four-year accreditation through Focus Accreditation. The voluntary process included a thorough review of the organization’s policies and procedures over a three-day period in February by a three-person panel. Angela Clarke, an accreditation co-ordinator with Focus, shared a glowing review. “Many successes and strengths were noted throughout the three days… 177 standards were applicable to CLPE and I’m happy to report that CLPE met 174 of those standards, receiving an overall score of 98.8 per cent.” Clarke said the team spent time observing services in person, reading policy and information collected by the organization’s staff, and interviewing various stakeholders in person, by telephone, or by electronic surveys. All told, they contacted

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12 people supported by CLPE, 10 community advocates, seven family members of supported clients, eight members of the board of directors, executive director Susan Treverton, nine members of her management team, 29 other staff members, a volunteer, two associate home family providers, a volunteer, and two funders. Rather than just studying programs in isolation during site visits at eight different locations, Clarke said the team was looking to discover how all of the services provided by CLPE work in concert to provide opportunity for the people it

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view it as a valued component to the operations of their organization, in turn enhancing the quality of services provided to their clients,” she said. “Achieving accreditation speaks to the accountability, transparency, and desire of the organization to elevate best practices.” Treverton expressed her satisfaction and said the recognition was achieved through the efforts of many. “This is our second accreditation award and I want to take this opportunity to specifically thank our employees from across the organization. It takes the contributions of each and every one of us in our own ways to experience the organization’s success,” she said. “I want to thank you for everything you do in building inclusive communities where everyone is appreciated. This award is a validation of the commitment and hard work of our board of directors and employees as we strive to offer quality services and supports to the people we serve.”


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consideration given to individuals who have contributed to the preservation and promotion of heritage in Prince Edward County. Four categories for the awards have been established: Conservation of Built Heritage; Heritage Awareness and Advocacy; Preservation of Cultural Heritage Landscapes; and Lifetime Achievement. The award winner in Conservation of Built Heritage will have contributed to the preservation, restoration or protection of built heritage in the county. Candidates for Heritage Awareness and Advocacy will have

demonstrated outstanding contributions in public advocacy on behalf of heritage in Prince Edward County. Local individuals who have shown a passion in the preservation or protection of a geographic area that has cultural heritage value in Prince Edward County will be considered in the Preservation of Cultural Landscapes category. Finally, candidates for the Lifetime Achievement award will have shown extensive commitment to the preservation and promotion of cultural or built heritage in the County over throughout their lives. In their 2016 report to Coun-

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ON THE JOB From left, Alzheimer Society of Hastings Prince Edward administrative assistant and fund development co-ordinator Nancy Kowacz, executive director Maureen Corrigan, and education and support co-ordinator Lorraine Ross are ready to help county families affected by dementia. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

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The new team at the Picton office of the Alzheimer Society of Hastings-Prince Edward is eager to make broad connections in the community and spread its services to as many families affected with dementia as possible. With Barry Flanigan retiring last month after 17 years as the face of the society in the county, executive director Maureen Corrigan explained the agency was able to allow its new complement of supportive staff to become established at 90 King Street and overlap to ensure a smooth transi-

tion and consistency of services for existing clients. Stepping into Flanigan’s past role as education and support coordinator is Lorraine Ross, who started with the agency March 6. A Napanee native, Ross has been working with people suffering from dementia for the past 18 years of her career. “I was a program co-ordinator for an adult day program and I have an extensive background working with clients and caregivers, helping them with strategies and care,” she said. “I feel I bring a lot of knowledge with me and compassion. I get to use my knowledge working with clients

firsthand and I can help caregivers work with some strategies when they’re having some issues they’re not sure how to deal with.” Ross said she was drawn to Picton because the Alzheimer Society provided her a rare opportunity. “It’s difficult to find positions where you’re really passionate for your job these days. This is my passion,” she said. “I’ve been here maybe four or five weeks now and whenever anyone asks, I just feel like saying ‘I love it.’ This was my destination. I feel I was meant to be here.”

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COMMENTARY Spicer wrong to compare atrocities in Syria to those committed by Nazis

WHITE House press secretary Sean Spicer might have had a compelling argument to make this week when speaking to reporters about the reason the Trump administration elected to launch Tomahawk missiles at military targets in Syria, but he made his point in one of the worst ways imaginable. The retaliatory strike the United States and its allies carried out in response to Syrian president Bashir al-Assad’s practice of using chemical weapons against civilians had its supporters and detractors on both sides of the political spectrum. While any foray into a conflict in another nation is not to be taken lightly, there are times in Syria and in other areas of the world where the West must ask itself whether it can stomach turning a blind eye to atrocities taking place. While a diplomatic resolution would be far preferable and exert far less of a toll on human life, on some levels it makes sense to strike with military force in an attempt to stop an out-of-control regime. In defending that decision, however, Spicer rightly drew widespread ire when invoking memories of Adolf Hitler-led Nazi Germany, by saying that regime didn’t use chemical weapons on its own people. While Hitler may not have considered Jewish people and other undesirables his own people, there’s chilling evidence still standing of the horrors those people suffered

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at the regime’s hand in concentration camps filled with gas chambers. Spicer may have been attempting to be provocative in describing the nature of the threat posed by the Syrian government and while he may claim his context referred to chemical weapons on the battlefield, nothing good could come by comparing any regime to one that did such unspeakable acts. It was insensitive and counterproductive to the argument he was trying to make and indeed, one should wonder how the spokesperson of one of the most powerful countries on earth can continue to hold his position where his foibles continue to make headlines for all the wrong reasons. While Spicer’s comments not only hurt Jewish people at one of the most sacred times of the year and likely reaffirmed many people’s worst fears about the administration’s world view, it also took the focus away from a serious discussion about acts of genocide being committed in the Middle East that have seen people of all faiths — Jews, Christians, and yes, Muslims too — persecuted at the hands of the Syrian government and of ISIS. Those horrors and the world’s response to them must be discussed on their own merits using current facts for argument. Drawing comparisons to an ugly past, and worse, downplaying that past only serves as a distraction.


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n Picton council voted to hire a man to sit at the town dump to ensure people would not drop off objectionable materials. Signage would be installed depicting the dump rules and the man would work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to enforce them. n The Kiwanis Club of Picton was discussing a program where members would sponsor the purchase of baby chicks and feed to encourage young boys to develop interest in poultry farming. n Picton council took no action on a plan on a plan that would see town and hydro officials each spend $250 to trim trees and remove 16 trees in town. Councillors worried about the availability of labour and the possibility trees wouldn’t be replaced.


n County council approved a six-percent tax levy increase, bringing the total levy to $308,700. Road expenditures increased by $5,000. Administration of justice was also up over $3,000 as a provincial grant was discontinued. n Picton required electrical contractors living in the county, but outside its borders to pay $50 for a licence, while those living inside town did not have to pay. n School board member G.F. Walmsley told County councillors municipalities would have to pay $117,000 to operate two high schools, up from $50,000 the year before. In 1956, reserves paid much of the bill. Sizeable increases in salaries and maintenance were also factors.


n Major D.A. Browning, the divisional commander of the Salvation Army, ceremonially turned the sod to mark the start of construction for the organization’s new Picton citadel building. n Over the previous year, 31 children came into the care of the Prince Edward County Children’s Aid Society. Meanwhile,34 left care. In total, 69 children were served in some capacity. Among them, 26 were returned to their parents and eight were adopted. The society also reported assisting 26 unwed mothers. n Police concluded that a 20-year-old man’s story about being abducted at knifepoint near Consecon did not occur. The man faced mischief charges.


n Warden Jim Dunlop shared news that the province was considering downloading Hwy 62 and Hwy 49 to the newly amalgamated municipality to start 1998. Dunlop said he’d prefer to see the County take a proactive approach and negotiate for the best possible deal. n Some 200 people attended the 10th annual Prince Edward County Conservation Dinner. The event raised a net $8,000 for local environmental initiatives such as tree planting, conservation area improvements, and erosion prevention activities. n Prince Edward County was receiving between 700-900 virtual visitors per week as its new web site was being promoted as a hub for tourism information.

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The Community Advocacy and Legal Centre (CALC) does a lot of good work in the community. As a result of some recent discussions with their staff the Information for Seniors Column this week and next week will include information from CALC on topics of interest to seniors. The Community Advocacy & Legal Centre is a non-profit community legal clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario providing free legal services to low income residents of Hastings, Prince Edward and Lennox & Addington counties. The first installment is on long-term care. The first step to entering longterm care is to contact your nearest Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) and make an application. They will assess you and decide whether you are eligible. To qualify to move into a long-term care home, you must: be over the age of 18; have a valid Ontario Health Card; and have health care needs that cannot be met with any combination of caregiving, home care or community-based services, but that can be met in a long-term care home. If the CCAC finds you eligible, you can choose up to five homes in which you would like to live. You may be able to move in right away if one of the homes on your list has space for you. Otherwise, your name will be put on a waiting list. If you are mentally competent, only you can make the decision


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whether or not you want to be admitted to a long-term care home. If you are not mentally capable, your substitute decision maker will make that decision for you. This may be an attorney you appoint in a power of attorney for personal care, a family member, or the Public Guardian and Trustee. If you are found to be incapable and you disagree, you can apply to the Consent and Capacity Board to review the finding of incapacity. It is up to you or your substitute decision maker to decide which long-term care homes you wish to apply to based upon your needs. It is important to visit the homes or have someone to do that for you, as there are penalties if you turn down a bed offer in a home that is on your list. Only put

homes down on your list that you are willing to live in. This is the same whether you are applying for long-term care from hospital or the community (See “Discharge from hospital to long-term care: Issues in Ontario” available on the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly web site listed below.) The provincial government pays for your nursing, personal care, food, and programs and support services in the home. However, you are required to pay an accommodation fee, which is the same for each long-term care home in Ontario. There are three levels of accommodation from which you can choose. The basic accommodation level is the cheapest; however, if you cannot afford it, you can apply for a rate reduction to help. This reduction is designed so that you will still have a little money left each month for personal expenses after you have paid for your accommodation. You may prefer to live in semiprivate or private accommodation. This is called “preferred accommodation”. You will have to pay more for it, and you must be able to pay the higher rate. Sometimes people will request semi-private or private accommodation because they have shorter waiting lists, and then apply for a transfer to basic accommodation after they are admitted. These transfers are done on an alternating basis with admissions from the community and may

take many years, depending on the length of the internal transfer list. For this reason, you should be prepared to pay the preferred accommodation indefinitely unless you get a written agreement with the home that says how long you will pay the higher rate. More information on this topic is available at the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee web site at w; at the Ontario Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse web site at and the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly web site, This column provides general legal information and not legal advice. It was written by staff lawyers from community legal clinics, or Legal Aid Ontario (LAO), and volunteer local lawyers. The law can change. You should contact a lawyer to determine your legal rights and obligations. If you are living on a low income, you may be eligible for free legal help from LAO (criminal, family or immigration) or your clinic (income security programs, employment law, tenants’ rights, consumer law, or human rights). You can reach LAO at 1-800-668-8258 or visit them online at Contact your local clinic (Community Advocacy & Legal Centre) at 1-877-966-8686 for more information or visit


People donate amazing things to Community Care’s Thrift Shop and from time to time the volunteers hold a silent auction. You must see the exceptional and unique items on display at 153 Main St, Picton. Bidding closes at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 29. All of the funds raised support programs for seniors in Prince Edward County.


Come on out and enjoy lunch with old and new friends on Wednesday, April 26 at noon. The menu features homemade soup, breast of chicken in mushroom cream sauce, vegetables, coleslaw, lemon pie, bread and butter, coffee and tea, all catered by Bill Grieve, the chef with Wheel House and Occasions Catering. The cost is $10 per person. Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at noon by calling 613-476-7493. This event is sponsored by Community Care for Seniors.


Community Care is closed on Friday April 14 and Monday, April 17. Meals on Wheels will go out as usual on these days.

Current affairs commentator Dyer visits May 5 Plenty of family activities Independent journalist. Historian. Author. Published by more than 175 newspapers in 45 countries, Newfoundland native Gwynne Dyer has been a wellread and highly-sought after international affairs expert for more than two decades. Dyer’s twice-weekly international affairs column appears in more than 50 Canadian newspapers and 30-plus U.S. newspapers. Papers in Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Switzerland and many more countries around the globe also run Dyer’s popular news column. A capacity crowd recently gathered at the Timmins Museum to hear Dyer speak about immigration and U.S. President Donald Trump. Timmins Today reports that Dyer shared, “…if you do focus on him you will miss the bigger picture,” Dyer said. “It is not just about his erratic tweets. Something larger is occurring in the world.” Hot on the heels of the muchanticipated County Reads and Authors Festival (April 20-22), the County Library is thrilled to announce that the internationally-renowned Gwynne Dyer will be talking at the Picton branch on Friday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m. Starting out as a historian, Dyer has a Ph.D. in military and Middle Eastern history from the University of London as well as undergraduate degrees from Canadian and American universities. In addition to serving in three navies, he held academic appointments at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and


Oxford University. When it comes to current affairs, Dyer is a true Renaissance man. An episode of his sevenpart made-for-TV documentary “War” was nominated for an Academy Award in the 1980s. Both of his television documentaries “The Human Race” and “Protection Force” won Gemini awards. Dyer’s radio series on “The Gorbachev Revolution” and “Millennium” both took indepth looks at global culture and won awards as well as broad critical acclaim.


We recognize that our patrons embrace the opportunity to hear acclaimed authors speak and learn more about current affairs. Many of Dyer’s most-recently published titles are available for loan from the County Library

such as War, Don’t Panic: ISIS, Terror and Today’s Middle East, Canada in the Great Power Game 1914-1920, Crawling from the Wreckage, The Mess They Made, The Middle East After Iraq, With Every Mistake and Climate Wars: The Fight for Survival as the World Overheats. An Amazon review of Climate Wars shares, “….one of the world’s great geopolitical analysts…(delivers) a terrifying glimpse of the none-too-distant future, when climate change will force the world’s powers into a desperate struggle for advantage and even survival.” Describing Dyer’s work as, “Prescient, unflinching and based on exhaustive research and interviews,” the reviewer concludes by noting that, “Climate Wars promises to be one of the most important books of the coming years.” Dyer’s in-depth knowledge and experience analyzing issues that alarm us all are sure to captivate the county on May 5. As a capacity crowd is expected, please contact us to confirm your free ticket. Call Tracy at (613) 399-2023 or visit to book your ticket in advance. Our patrons seek to understand and be informed and we’re always on the outlook for opportunities to deliver informative insights about current affairs. If you have ideas about future events that you’d like to attend at a County Library branch, please contact me at

ahead this Easter weekend

The Picton Firefighters are resurrecting their annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday. After not offering the Easter tradition at Benson Park for the past few years, local firemen are once again placing over 7,000 mini chocolate easter eggs in the park on Saturday morning. As has been the case in years past, two major prizes will be awarded to the lucky children finding the two magic eggs hidden amongst the easter delights scattered upon the ground. In the age 2-4 division, a wagon is up for grabs while in the 5-10 age bracket, a new bike is available. The event is free and registration starts at 9 a.m. With the hunt getting underway at 10 a.m. sharp. Elsewhere this weekend, a number of traditional Easter weekend activities will be staged throughout the county. n In Milford, the South Marysburgh recreation committee will hold their annual parade and Easter egg hunt Saturday morning. The day starts with bonnet decorating at the Ann Farwell library branch at 10 a.m. The parade will marshall at the Milford Town Hall leading up to 11 a.m. when it weave its way to the fairgrounds. At approximately 11:20 an egg hunt will take place on the ball diamond. Loonie hot dogs and hot chocolate will be available at the food booth. Knitting of a giant scarf that began at this year’s winter

carnival will take continue. n Northport Park will be the site of Sophiasburgh’s annual egg hunt. Registration will be open between 9:30 and 10:30 with the hunt to take place at 10:35. Hunts for three different age groups from babies to 12 year olds will take place. A grand prize is a bicycle for each of the categories. There will be $2 admission and free hot chocolate. Recently, a petting zoo has been added to the program. n The Prince Edward County Junior Farmers will host their annual egg hunt at Wilhome Farms on County Rd. 32 just east of Bloomfield. The hunt starts at 10 a.m. Saturday and admission is free. Young participants will also be able to visit animals on the dairy farm. n The Rotary Club of Picton is once again hosting its annual waterfall tours on Saturday and Sunday. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. visitors can see Cape Vesey in Cressy at 3718 County Rd. 8, or Jackson’s Falls at 1749 County Rd. 17 near Milford. Both sites are on private property and made available through the generosity of the land owners. Participants on the selfguided tour are encouraged to wear hiking attire. While admission is free, the club would greatly appreciate donations to Rotary water projects around the world. Staff

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Walk For Alzheimer’s fundraiser scheduled May 6 at Sandbanks Provincial Park AWARENESS, from page 5

Ross said she’ll be available for people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers to chat regularly as she’s in the office Mondays through Thursdays. She has resources available there and also

plans to continue the support groups the society offers in Picton and Wellington. In the future, she may even start group for younger adults serving as caregivers for their parents while still working. She said there’s a rising demand for that.

“We’re looking at something for younger caregivers,” she said. “We have children who take care of their parents and that’s a different caregiver altogether.” Regardless of how advanced dementia may be, the relationship of a caregiver and a sufferer, and

any social stigma that still may be associated with diagnosis, Ross stressed the importance of people touching base with the Alzheimer Society. “Life changes in a big way and we’re here to help them navigate through that and help make it a

little smoother for them. I’m a big advocate for coming early. As soon as you know, come see us. There’s no shame in that. Knowledge is power and the more you have, the easier the transition can be for you,” she said. “The first step is to call us, that’s the most

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important thing. Even if you’re newly diagnosed and you don’t need our services yet, come see us. We’re still going to be here for you down the road.” Other services such as monthly lunch outings, music therapy, and the Finding Your Way safety symposium will continue. Ross inherits a caseload that featured more than 1,250 client interactions in Prince Edward County last year and the society believes there’s an opportunity to reach even more people as the county’s aging population could signal an increase in dementia cases. In Canada, there are 25,000 people diagnosed with dementia each year and there is no known cure. Corrigan also said there are likely people who don’t realize the society has the local presence it has now and plans on keeping into the future. The other new member of the team this year will be focused on addressing that. Nancy Kowacz, a former business owner in Picton, joined the Alzheimer Society in February as the fund development co-ordinator and office administrator. With many connections in the community, she is hoping she can leverage dollars to help the organization in its quest to fundraise for 60 per cent of its budget as mandated for healthrelated charities. “We’re hoping I can convince business people around here to donate more. The competition is tough here,” Kowacz said. “Part of my jobs to try to get us more well known. There’s some people who don’t know where we are and some who don’t know we’re here. We have to get out there and get caregivers here who need some help from Lorraine. We need to get them here earlier on.” While Kowacz plans to get out in the community to spread the news, one of her first public opportunities to raise awareness will be the Prince Edward County Walk For Alzheimer’s Saturday, March 6 at Sandbanks Provincial Park. With registration at 12:30 at the amphitheatre and the walk itself between 1-3 p.m. the event is the organization’s first county-wide fundaising walk in several years as separate walks were held in Picton and Wellington in the past. There is no minimum amount of pledges required to walk and participants don’t have to pay park admission to participate. Those who raise $30 will receive a free t-shirt, those raising $150 can receive an Alzheimer Society tote bag, and those raising $300 can receive a collectible teddy bear. To receive a pledge form, prospective walkers can visit or call Kowacz at 613-476-2085. Nationally, walkers last year raised $4.7 million. This year, the goal is $5 million. Kowacz also has plans to host tag days in Picton this summer, a golf tournament at the Picton Golf and Country Club in August, and the annual Coffee Break campaign September to January. She added the society will also take donations at any time and it could use volunteers to help with events and regular activities.

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Crews to return to Main Street next week

Picton’s Main Street will receive some final touches next week. On Tuesday, April 18 Taggart Construction will return to the site to complete some elements that weren't able to be finished last year. The construction will begin next week and is expected to be completed before May 12, although some asphalt repairs are expected to follow later in the spring. Taggart crews will be pouring concrete sidewalks at two locations, near Main Street's intersections with Elizabeth Street and with Ross Street. Traffic at these two locations will be reduced to one lane for the duration of construction. Temporary traffic signals will be installed to direct traffic and vehicles on adjacent side streets will be limited to turning in one direction onto Main Street. The installation of some decorative elements and sidewalks will also cause a slight disruption to pedestrian traffic and the availability of some parking spots along Main Street. Access to businesses on Main Street will be maintained at all times. -Chad Ibbotson, Staff

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WHATTAM’S is proud to present…”Family Movie Day” at the Regent Theatre the last Sunday of each month at 2pm. PICTON UNITED CHURCH COUNTY FOOD BANK: Food items that are needed are peanut butter & jam, cheese whiz, canned stew/chili, canned fruit, hot cereal, rice. All donations are gratefully accepted. Please drop off donations at the Food Bank, 12 Chapel St Picton on Friday mornings 9-11:30. Or at the Picton United Church office Tues-Fri 9-11:30. Contact Ron 813-1970. LOYALIST HUMANE SOCIETY: Always in need of food, litter, cleaning supplies, paper products as well as kitten food canned & dry. ROTARY CASH CALENDAR WINNERS: March 22nd Victoria Worlidge, 23rd Paula Clarke, 24th Mark Kennedy, 27th Bill Kipnew, 28th Linda & Bruce Williamson, 29th Emily Cowan, 30th Susan Gallardo, 31st Linda Boyce. PEC WALK FOR ALZHEIMER’S – Saturday May 6 at Sandbanks Provincial Park, from 1-3pm. Registration starting at 12:30pm. Fundraise online or print a pledge form at Help the Alzheimer Society continue to provide free education & support services throughout PEC, based out of our office at 90 King St. Form your team today. Sponsor opportunities available. More information contact Fund Development Coordinator Nancy Kowacz in Picton 476-2085. SENIORS COFFEE CLUB: Monday-Friday 8am-11am at the H.O.P.E. Centre King St. Downstairs. Coffee & snacks $1. Come join us for a visit & a chat. All welcome. WELLINGTON ST. ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH BASEMENT –The What-Not-Shop will be closed until Apr 19. Reopens 2-4pm on Thurs Apr 20th. ARTS ON MAIN GALLERY: Presents “March into May” its newest exhibition of unique artworks by 25 County artists, on display until May 8. 223 Main St. Picton. Info 476-5665 or MULTIPLE MYELOMA SUPPORT GROUP: A support group for multiple myeloma patients & their caregivers will be starting up in Picton in March. If you are interested in learning more or joining the group please contact Iris Phillips 476-0027. AL-ANON MEETINGS: (adults) Meets 8pm every Tuesday at HOPE CHURCH, 40 King St. Picton. Parking, Giant Tiger Parking Lot. Entrance, lower entrance from parking lot. For persons affected by someone’s drinking. Info 1-866-951-3711. THE MARYSBURGH MUMMERS: Present the musical “Nunsense” on Milford’s Mount Tabor Stage March 31-April 9. Tickets are $15 & are available at Live Laugh Eat in Milford, Green Gables in Bloomfield, Sidestreet Gallery in Wellington, Hamlet Grocery in Consecon & through the Quinte Arts Council in Belleville. NIA FITNESS CLASSES IN WELLINGTON & BLOOMFIELD – Mon 10am & Wed 6:15pm from Apr 10-May 10 in Wellington. Saturday Apr 29, May 13, May 27 at 10am in Bloomfield. Nia fitness is set to empowering music that feeds your body, mind & spirit. For info or to register for one or more classes Call Gina (Certified Nia Instructor) 399-2588. APRIL 13: NO BINGO IN THE COUNTY – We closed this week due to the Easter Long Weekend. Please call Art Hewer 399-3846 or call Betty Wight at 399-3105 for further info. See you next week! APRIL 13: PE RADIO CLUB – Meets at the Wellington Public Library 7:30pm. APRIL 15: BONNET DECORATING – Milford Br Library 10am. APRIL 15: EASTER BUNNIES – Wellington Br Library 10:30am. APRIL 15: MEET MOLLY THE READING PIG & CYLAS THE BUNNY – Ameliasburgh Br Library 1pm. APRIL 15: MEET THE LAMBS – Picton Br Library 1pm. APRIL 15: ROBLIN LAKE JAMBOREE & OPEN MIC – Classic Country & Roc 2-5pm at the Ameliasburgh Town Hall. No charge. Donations gratefully accepted. Come out & perform or just enjoy the music. All levels & skills welcome! Sponsored by the Recreation Committee. APRIL 17: EASTER MONDAY PANCAKE BRUNCH – Feeling hungry to support a good cause? PEC Free Methodist Church will be cooking up a tasty Pancake Brunch from 9am1pm. Free for the whole community. Donations welcome for the Picton Splash Pad. APRIL 18: WEEKLY TUESDAY DROP IN KNIT & CHAT – Milford Br Library 10am-12 noon. APRIL 18: SALVATION ARMY SENIORS LUNCH – Noon at the Salvation Army. Serving meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, dessert & beverage for only $7. Please call 476-3159 to reserve a spot.

APRIL 18: FILMMAKER MEGAN MURPHY & FILM “MURPHY’S LAW” – Picton Br Library 6pm. APRIL 18: AL-ANON - Meets 8 pm at HOPE Church, for persons affected by someone’s drinking. (1-866-951-3711). APRIL 19: ALTERNATIVES FOR WOMEN – Drop-in information spot for Alternatives for Women services. Each Wednesday 11am to noon, Wellington Library front side entrance. APRIL 19: SOUP & SANDWICH LUNCHEON – Serving 11:30am – 1pm. Picton United Church. $8/person. Selection of soups, sandwiches, cookies & beverages. Take-out available. Call 476-6050. All welcome. Proceeds to outreach programs. APRIL 19: FREE COMMUNITY DINNER WITH FOOD NOT BOMBS – Families welcome. Serving 5:30-7pm. Community Garden planning meeting follows at 7pm. Picton Town Hall at King & Ross Streets. APRIL 19: QEMA’S MUSIC NITE – 7pm at Wellington Town Hall with Terry Spilchen & Friends, Dave Lloyd, Sid Prescott, Kenny Kovachs, Dave Vickers, John Milner & Percy Kenny with special appearances by Lorain Sine & Al Powis. Free admission but donations gratefully received for QEMA’s summer projects. Wheelchair accessible. Enjoy the music of these talented artists. APRIL 20: WELLINGTON COMMUNITY GARDEN – Planning continues & we welcome all who are interested in learning about & taking part in the development of the proposed Wellington Community Gardens. A few beds are still available. No extensive gardening required, just your enthusiasm. 411 Main St. Wellington. To enquire about a gardening plot, please contact Linda Guthrie 399-1624. APRIL 20: OPERA 101 – Enjoy the County’s own Diva, Celine Papizewska, talking about Tchaikovsky’s passionate love story “Eugene Onegin” at 4pm in Bloomfield United Church. Admission is free & everyone’s welcome. APRIL 20: BINGO IN THE COUNTY –Hosted by the Wellington & District Lions Club. 6:45pm start, doors open at 6pm in the Highline Hall, Wellington Community Centre. Join us for this weekly event for some fun, friendship & an entertaining evening. Call Betty Wight at 399-3105 for further info. Proceeds to local organizations. APRIL 22: CHRIST CHURCH CEMETERY HILLIER – Board General Meeting 10am at St. Andrew’s Church Hall Wellington. APRIL 22: CONSECON LEGION – Presents “Earth Day Clothing Swap” 9:30am – 12 noon. Please bring clean clothing, shoes, jewellery & other accessories in good condition. Also bring snacks or sweets to share. We will provide tea/coffee. Have fun shopping for free! Whatever remains can be taken home or will be donated to Alternatives for Women. Information call Sherri 242-2096 or Pia 503-0190. APRIL 22: 7th TOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY – Invites you to a public presentation the “Museum’s of Prince Edward County” with Jennifer Lyons, Head Curator of the County Museums. 1:30pm Ameliasburgh Community Hall, 13 Coleman St. Amelaisburgh. All welcome! APRIL 22: BOOK SIGNING AT NAVAL MARINE ARCHIVE – From 2-4pm author Steve Wight will be signing his book “Perdition Granted”. This high adventure story starting in the County & surrounding waters, contains much intrigue. 205 Main St. Picton 476-1177. APRIL 22: WELLINGTON ELKS FISH FRY – Allisonville Hall. Serving 5-7pm. $16/person. Everyone welcome! APRIL 22: THE COUNTRY CHURCH PLAYERS PROUDLY PRESENT “CANADA IS” – In support of the Storehouse Food Bank, Wellington. 7:30pm at RednersvilleAlbury Community Church, 2681 Rednersville Road. Adults $10/Children (under 12) $5. Come & enjoy the fun! Become a part of the Canada 150 Celebrations. APRIL 24: SNUGGLES STITCH A THON – Picton Library downstairs 1-3:30pm. Last Monday of every month. Knitting or crocheting 6”x6” squares to be made into blankets for children in South Africa. Light refreshments. Yarn donations needed, just not 100% wool yarn or baby yarn. Donations are much appreciated. APRIL 24: PE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY (PICTON FAIR) – Will hold their regular “General Meeting” at 7:30pm at the Picton Town Hall above the “old” Picton fire Hall. APRIL 25: CLIMATE CHANGE “A DIFFERENT WORLD” – Questions or concerns about what our planet is facing? Come to a presentation by recognized expert Angus Ross. Admission is free & everyone’s welcome. 7pm Bloomfield Town Hall. APRIL 26: SALVATION ARMY COMMUNITY LUNCH (LOAVES & FISHES) – Noon at the Salvation Army. Come join us for good food & fellowship. No charge. All are welcome. APRIL 26: SOUTH BAY UNITED CHURCH SPRING DINNER – Serving 4:30-6:30pm. Tickets at the door (adults $15 / kids under 12 $8) On the menu: chicken & biscuits, home-made baked beans, mixed veg, baked potatoes, coleslaw & home-made desserts. APRIL 27: SPRING DISH & DONATION SUPPER - At Glenora United Church 6:30pm. Everyone welcome! APRIL 29: ST. PHILIP’S ACW YARD & RUMMAGE SALE – St. Philip’s Church Hall Milford 10am – 1pm. No early birds & please bring bags.

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Water plant funding will allow municipality to reallocate budgetary resources to other high-priority needs GRANT, from page 1

UPGRADES FUNDED An Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund grant of more than $700,000 will help the municipality cover the cost of upgrades to Picton’s water treatment plant, above. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

Council authorized the signing of the contribution agreement for the top-up grant at their March 14 council meeting. Prince Edward County is one of 55 communities that will receive support through the OCIF to build and upgrade infrastructure. The province is investing up to $60 million in those communities through the fund. The OCIF top-up program is designed to enhance the formulabased OCIF program and was introduced in August 2016. The program aims to allow smaller

municipality to reallocate budget funding to other high-priority needs. A staff report recommending reallocation is expected to come to a future council meeting. The funding announcement comes after Prince Edward County declared a water emergency for Picton and Bloomfield municipal water users due to contaminants encroaching on the water intake's protection zone. Mayor Robert Quaiff has since said the municipality has spoken with federal and provincial representatives and has asked to discuss a potential partnership to fund a new intake that would bring water to Picton from Wellington.

communities to bring their total OCIF funding up to $2 million over two years to address large, critical infrastructure projects. Communities whose formulabased funding in 2017 and 2018 add up to less than $2 million and didn't receive funding in the last application-based intake were eligible to the 2016 top-up funding. A staff report presented to council in March says upgrades at the Picton water treatment plant were deemed to best meet the funding program's health and safety priorities while also being identified in the municipal asset management plan. The report says the funding will allow the

Church Services this week

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA Parish of Marysburgh Rev. Canon David Smith Archdeacon Bob Hales (Honorary Associate) 613-929-2757

April 16 - Sunrise Service St. John’s, 6:15am followed by Pancake Breakfast Easter Worship St. John’s 3207 County Road 8, Waupoos Sunday Worship 9:00am St. Philip’s 44 St. Philips St., Milford Sunday Worship 11:00am Children’s Church at St. Philip’s

Resurrection Easter Sunday 10:30am


with Pastor Dennis Pringle

An opportunity to explore and share the story of Jesus.

Good Friday Service 10:30am


with Steve MacInnis

Gifted Speaker Rev.Harold Percy

Gilead Fellowship

Series of Events

May 2 to May 7 countyanglicanchurches

PICTON GOSPEL HALL 3 McFarland Drive Sunday

Breaking of Bread 9:30am Sunday School/ Adult Bible Class 11:15am Gospel 7:00pm Thursday

Prayer and Bible Study 7:30pm

Let us raise you from .... Dance, Hollie Clayton Trumpet, David Splinter Friendship, All of us.

Minister: Lynne Donovan 31 King St., Picton 613.476.6024

Sunday at 10:30



7 Church St., Picton, Ont. K0K 2T0 613-476-6276 Fax: 613-476-7293 Thursday 13th April, 7PM Mass, All Night Vigil staring at 8:30PM Friday 14th April, 11AM Stations of the Cross, 3PM Passion of Our Lord.

Saturday 15th April, 8PM Mass Easter Sunay, 16th April, 10AM Mass

All are Welcome - No Collection 613-476-3026

Ven. Charles Morris

Take some time for yourself and come celebrate with us. We’re looking forward to seeing you here.

Sunday 10:30am Tuesday 3:00pm Silent Prayer Wednesday 10:00am Right around the corner in your neighbourhood. 335 Main St., Picton

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BLOOMFIELD UNITED CHURCH “Where Faith is Fun” 272 Main St., Bloomfield Minister: Maureen Ellison

April 13th - Maundy Thursday Commuion & Pot Luck Supper, 6:00pm April 14th - Good Friday, Morning Serivce, 10:30am April 16th - Easter Sunrise Service at Bloomfield Mill Pond, 6:23am Worship Service at 10:30am


PICTON UNITED CHURCH 12 Chapel St. 613-476-6050 Minister: Rev. Richard Hamilton

Good Friday Service 10:30am

Easter Sunday Service 10:30am Pancake Supper Easter Monday


Serving the Community for 223 years


Minister: Janelle Shaw Easter Sunday Morning Worship with Communion 9:30am, South Bay 11:00am, Cherry Valley Good Friday Service 2pm Cherry Valley

Easter Sunrise Service at Cherry Valley Vault, meet at Athol-South School at 6:15am


UNITED CHURCH Sunday Apr. 16th Happy Easter

Wesley - Mountainview @ 9:30am Friendship - Demorestville @ 11:00 am All children welcome at Sunday School Luke 24:6 “He is not here; He has risen!”

MESSAGE: “EASTER CANTATA” Friday Apr. 14th @ Friendhip 10am; Holy Friday Worship. 9:30am meet back of Church for Easter Cross Procession. Sunday Apr. 16th; Easter Sunrise service 6am. At the end of Huff’s Island Road.

Rev. Kirby Breithaupt C-613-403-4742 or H-613-476-2020


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Hospital planning partners to receive soil study results Core samples collected last week will help in site selection process JASON PARKS STAFF WRITER

An environmental report on soil samples taken from lands donated for the potential Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital (PECMH) redevelopment project is expected to be made available to hospital redevelopment planning partners by the end of the month. Work crews were on-site Thursday and Friday taking core samples from the lands located to the east of the current PECMH as the project to replace the building erected in 1959 moves into its next phase. In January, the planning partners received the approval to move to the next stage in the process – completion of the Stage 1 proposal. Part A of the proposal is expected to be submitted to the South East Local Health Integration Network (SE LHIN) and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) in April while ‘Part B’ of the Stage 1 proposal focuses on the future PECMH. This stage includes an evaluation of the current site, investigation of site options, a highlevel space plan and a cost estimate. In this stage, a recommendation must be made to the MOHLTC regarding the site. The Quinte Healthcare Corporation (QHC) confirmed in its latest PECMH redevelopment update it's still considering one of two sites: the existing hospital site with the addition of donated land adjacent to the hospital, and a greenfield site near H.J. McFarland Memorial Home. The donated lands are being examined closely after a draft Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) director's order was brought to light in the pages of the Gazette last month. In June 2013 the MOECC's Spills Action Centre was advised that buried metal drums were discovered at the former Proctor Silex housewares manufacturing plant at 10 McFarland Drive and analysis indicated the presence of several volatile organic compounds. Subsequent soil, groundwater and indoor air testing at the site, in the nearby creek running into Picton Bay as well as structures on McFarland Court and Main Street indicated the presence of a num-

Great Place nominations now open

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ber chemicals including but not limited to tetrachloroethylene , commonly refereed to as dry cleaning fluid) and dichloroethylene. While findings of soil contamination adjacent to the donated lands was concerning, QHC pledged to complete its due diligence in relation to the site selection process. Last month, QHC spokesperson Catherine Walker told the Gazette the hospital was made aware of the draft director's order and would be monitoring the situation closely. “(QHC's) architect has an engineer specialized in understanding these reports and is reviewing the information,” Walker told the Gazette via email. “Depending what the engineer says, it is likely that we will do further investigations as part of the geotechnical work

we had already planned for the assessment.” Walker said that assessment will contain information that will be reviewed and considered as part of the site evaluation process. Walker stressed in spite of the contamination found in nearby buildings and the unnamed tributary, QHC was keeping all options open until after the geotechnical assessment was completed. “We don’t have enough information at this point to draw any conclusions on the impact (ground contamination) may have on the site selection for the new hospital,” Walker added. The core samples taken last week are part of the geotechnical work and examination of the donated property and those results are expected to be made

public at the end of the month in time for the public intake period where residents of Prince Edward County can provide their feedback on which of the two potential site options would be the best location for the new hospital. “The findings will be made public to ensure residents have adequate information to provide feedback,” Walker said in the redevelopment update. Starting May 1, residents can provide input by: 1) Filling out an online survey—a link to the survey will be added on the QHC website and the PECMH Redevelopment page on Facebook, 2) Picking up a copy of the survey  at the PECMH Foundation office, or 3) Attending the PECMH Site Selection  Community Consultation Open House on May 15 from 4-6 p.m. at the Prince Edward Community Centre.


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Treverton added she’s confident CLPE will be celebrating once again in another four years. While members appreciated Mayor Robert Quaiff’s offer of congratulations and appreciation from the municipality and his urging CLPE to “keep doing what you’re doing,” some of the most meaningful tributes of the morning came from people directly touched by the organization’s caring. Angela Thompson, a member of the County Advocates group, spoke about how CLPE has helped her complete employment training and how it continues to

support her hopes and dreams as she grows and changes. “The staff respects me as a person and is always coming up with new ideas to support me to have the best possible life,” she said. Mike and Joyce Flynn have seen the effects of that support as parents. Five years ago, they moved to Prince Edward County from Peterborough and shortly thereafter their son Luke, who has Down’s syndrome, followed after completing a community integration through co-operative education program at Fleming College. “When he graduated, his dream was to move down to Picton to be close to his parents, but to live independently in his own

CELEBRATION Community Living Prince Edward staff, supported individuals, families, and partners gathered Friday morning at the Salvation Army to mark their four-year accreditation. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

apartment and to get a paying job, not volunteer work,” said Joyce.

“He had done that in his high school years, but he really wanted


NOTICE OF COMPLETION To provide key services to possible developments in the East Picton area, the County undertook a Master Plan for Water, Sanitary, Stormwater and road intersections. The Master Plan considered and evaluated alternatives and identified the preferred alternatives as a phased approach to the expansion of the drinking water distribution system, sanitary sewage collection system, storm water management as well as construction of key intersections to connect to County Road #49. The County has completed this study in accordance with Schedule “B” of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment October 2000, as amended in 2011. A Class EA report has been prepared to document the planning and decision-making processes followed. Notices of the Study of Commencement and the Public Information Center were distributed to the public, interested parties and regulatory agencies. By this Notice, the report is being placed on public record for a 30-day review period in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Class EA. Subject to comments received and receipt of necessary approvals, the County intends to proceed with the detailed design and construction of this project. The Class EA report is available for review at the following locations starting Thursday, April 6, 2017. Prince Edward County Public Library County of Prince Edward County of Prince Edward Picton Branch Clerk’s Office Municipal Office – Edward Building nd 208 Main St. 280 Main Street, 2 Floor 332 Main Street Picton, ON, K0K 2T0 Picton, Ontario Picton, Ontario On the County of Prince Edward Website: The intention of the 30-day review period, commencing Thursday, April 6, 2017, is to resolve any remaining issues or concerns regarding the project. We are interested in receiving your comments on this study. Please provide written comments to one of the following members of the Project Team by Friday May 5, 2017. Ms. Rika Law, P.Eng., PMP Project Manager, Associate R.V. Anderson Associates Limited 2001, Sheppard Ave E, Suite 400 Toronto, ON, M2J 4Z8 Tel: 416-497-8600 Ext. 1209 E-mail:

Mr. Peter Moyer, P.Eng. Director, Development Services Engineering, Development and Works Commission Corporation of the County of Prince Edward 332 Picton Main Street Picton, ON, K0K 2T0 Tel: 613-476-2148 Ext. 2021 E-mail:

If concerns arise regarding this project, which cannot be resolved in discussion with the County, a person or party may request that the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change to order a change in the project status and require a higher level of assessment under an individual Environmental Assessment process (referred to as a Part II Order). Reasons must be provided for the request. Requests must be received by the Minister within 30 calendar days of this Notice.

a job that paid that he could feel good about.” She said a staff member, Jason Sweet, helped their entire family get acclimatized with the community. Later, youth in transition worker Lisa Rashotte was instrumental in helping him receive employment with the Prince Edward OPP and to start his own business. The opportunities have been life-altering for the whole family, she said. Currently, staff member Stacey Kinnear supports Luke in his home. She works with him to sort out his appointments and manage his time. She’s also helped him learn to cook and to plan his meal schedule. It’s had a positive effect on both Luke and his parents. “Stacey has been remarkable.

Without her, we could not be able to live out our retirement to the fullest extent as we are doing now,” Joyce said, later adding she can help Luke with his next goal of meeting someone, falling in love, and getting married. Overall, both Joyce and Mike, who is now a board member with CLPE feel gratitude for the work being done. “We learned long ago that it takes a community to raise a child and we’re so thankful to CLPE for all you do, it’s amazing,” Joyce said. Added Mike: “We did what we could to get Luke ready for life as an adult, but CLPE has made that transition a reality. My son is independent, he’s working, he’s busy socially and he’s happy. I’d like to thank CLPE for that.”

CLPE looking to honour an inclusivity champion

In honour of Comunity Living Month in May, Community Living Prince Edward (CLPE) is hoping to honour a champion of inclusion and citizenship through its Inclusive Communities Award. Executive director Susan Treverton indicated the primary objective of the award is honouring a local resident for continuous, outstanding leadership in providing people with an intellectual disability an opportunity to participate in all aspects of life and citizenship within the county. The award will be presented to a local resident and it must be an individual, not an agency. To put forward a person for consideration, nominators have the option of creating a short

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County officially ends declared state of emergency Quaiff announces municipality satisfied contamination no longer a threat





The Picton water plant has resumed its normal operations and the state of emergency issued by Prince Edward County Mayor Robert Quaiff has been declared over. Picton and Bloomfield's drinking water crisis officially came to an end Tuesday as the Mayor terminated the state of water emergency at a press conference at Shire Hall. The plant shutdown and the state of emergency came as a result of the partial sinking of the McKeil Marine-operated barge Pitts Carillon while docked at Picton Terminals Friday, March 24. About 30 L of diesel fuel and hydraulic oil was lost into Picton Bay and a resulting sheen drifted to the plant intake pipe. An early warning system off the intake pipe allowed plant operators to detect a foul odour in raw water and the decision was made to shut down the plant before any hydrocarbon infused water made its way into the treatment apparatus. The drinking water plant, as expected, began normal operations just under week after it had been shutdown and was reconnected to the distribution system. Water hauling operations from the Wellington plant as well as neighbouring municipalities ceased Thursday. “I have officially terminated the County’s state of water emergency,” Quaiff said. “Although Hastings-Prince Edward Public Health lifted the boil water advisory last Thursday, the County maintained  its state of emergency until we were confident that contamination in Picton Bay no longer posed a significant  threat to the drinking water system. Pinchin Limited, a firm McKeil Marine retained to monitor the Bay in the aftermath of the vessel sinking, shared its findings with the municipality Monday. According to Pinchin's extensive water column sampling program, no product was found in recent days, and the Bay generally has lower than detectable levels of hydrocarbons. “Having received these results, I am comfortable reducing our level of alertness and terminating the state of emergency” Quaiff said Tuesday. Last week, Quaiff told media the municipality had confirmed that water being produced by the plant met all provincial water quality standards but would continue a diligent water sampling program until they were confident there is no longer a heightened risk of contamination. The mayor explained Tuesday why a state of emergency was issued under the provincial government’s Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. Under that Act, a municipality may  declare a state of emergency



BACK IN BUSINESS Prince Edward County Mayor Robert Quaiff announces that the Picton water treatment plant has resumed operations on Thursday.Also pictured at the press conference at Shire Hall are commissioner of engineering, development and works Robert McAuley and fire chief Scott Manlow. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)

in a situation that poses heighten risk to the health and safety of residents “By declaring an emergency, municipalities are able to  access certain resources that would otherwise not be  available to them and It also allows municipal emergency control groups to bypass certain procedures that would cause an  unacceptable delay in responding to the immediate needs  of the community,” Quaiff said. “Having declared an emergency, the County also has the  opportunity to seek financial assistance and compensation  for some of the expenses that we incurred as a result of  this incident.” On the legal front, County chief administrative officer James Hepburn confirmed Tuesday the municipality had met with its lawyers as its clear local government would need to be made whole in light of an industrial accident that necessitated a state of emergency and a week-long water treatment plant shutdown. Hepburn said it was premature to comment on what those meetings entailed but did say the County was exploring options both with statement of claims against parties involved with the sinking of the Pitts Carillon as well as seeking provincial emergency assistance. Both Quaiff and Hepburn agreed that a final price tag for the plant shutdown would be coming but it was far too early in the process to determine even a ballpark figure Quaiff thanked both those that responded to this emergency and those impacted by it. “Certainly, thank you to the public for their patience and understanding. Our residents and businesses have had to boil their water for a week and users of the system responded to our requests to limit their water usage,” the mayor stated. “I know this situation has complicated people's lives, especially our businesses, it has been a frustrating experience for many and I'm very thankful our residents have been so understanding throughout this process.”

Local water haulers that jumped at the opportunity to help serve the community in its hour of need as well as the people and volunteers that helped keep those haulers fed as they trucked water for day and night throughout the crisis were also thanked. “Such efforts are another example of the amazing community spirit that makes the county such a beautiful place to live,” Quaiff said. Neighbouring municipalities, provincial and federal officials that dedicated a remarkable amount of time to make sure the water was safe and made resolving this situation a top priority were also due a hearty thank you according to the Mayor. With the partial sinking of the Pitts Carillon, a recent increase in commercial marine traffic and an already busy Picton Harbour due to pleasure cruising and sport angling, it's becoming clear the original proposal to extend the Picton/Bloomfield plant intake further east into Picton Bay would be problematic at best. Quaiff confirmed the municipality “is going to have to make a good hard look at” connecting the Picton/Bloomfield system to the Wellington system and draw water from Lake Ontario at a plant with increased capacity at Prince Edward County's second largest settlement. The mayor also corrected statements he made at the Rotary Club of Picton's weekly luncheon where he said the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change likely wouldn't 'sign off' on the proposed $10 million intake extension. “They actually don't have to sign off on that project but they did sort of offer advice that we should really be looking at Wellington and moving the intake there so I take that as scrap or abandon those current plans and look towards Wellington,” Quaiff said. Engineering, development and works commissioner Robert McAuley went further, stating the environmental assessment for the proposed Picton Bay extension that had been drafted over five years ago needed to be re-exam-

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Curriculum changes to fit community with hairdressing, plumbing, and pipe-fitting courses introduced; school needs to build new hostel in order to grow

Hall shares graduates’ business success stories in update from Atorkor Vocational Training Institute ADAM BRAMBURGER STAFF WRITER

Peta Hall visited the Atorkor Vocational Training Institute in Ghana last month where she

learned about graduates' business success stories and about how the school continues to change to meet the coastal community's needs. On Tuesday, Hall spoke to the


CHANGES TO CHILDREN’S FITNESS AND ARTS CREDITS For several years, parents have been able to claim a nonrefundable tax credit to help offset the cost of enrolling their children in fitness or arts-related activities. Those credits may still be claimed on the return for 2016, but they have been reduced. For 2016, the maximum eligible fees per child for purposes of the children’s fitness tax credit has been reduced to $500. Eligible fees per child for purposes of the children’s arts credit have been reduced even further, to $250.2 Both credits have been entirely eliminated as of 2017. ELIMINATION OF FAMILY TAX CUT In 2014 and 2015, families with children under age 18 were able to engage in income splitting, through the notional reallocation of income from a higher earning spouse to the spouse with the lower income. That “Family Tax Cut”, generally allowed up to $50,000 in taxable income to be notionally reallocated to the lower earning spouse. The maximum tax savings which could be claimed was $2,000. The Family Tax Cut has been eliminated for 2016 and subsequent taxation years.2

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Rotary Club of Picton, an organization that has backed the project since 2009 by raising more than $45,000 that helped to get the centre built and spurred its growth to its current capacity of 285 students. She indicated that when she was in Africa, she was able to speak to 39 of the original 43 graduates who completed their programming in July 2015. She said many have started their own businesses or partnerships and a good number have decided to work to raise money to further their own education at polytechnic colleges or to fund their children's learning. One such graduate is a woman named Edith whom Hall first met as a 17-year-old mother of a three-year-old son. Hall said she remembered sitting and talking to Edith and her friends about the changes in life school would bring. "Edith is a spunky, young woman. She's intelligent and smart. She persuaded a couple buddies to sign up and she went into the dress-making department," Hall said. " She went through it for four years and graduated, still remaining spunky and still remaining determined." Hall remembered Edith would often engage in petty trading on school holidays. Upon

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commercial trade. She decided she'd use her money to send her son, now 7, to live with his grandmother on his father's side and regularly attend school in another village. She pays for his studies. Edith had received a bursary from the Quinte Grannies For Africa to cover her schooling. Last month, Hall brought over a $50 gift from the Grannies to help her business — and she knew exactly what she would do. She started to buy implements dressmaking students would need in their trade, like needles and thread. Instead of having to travel eight kilometres to get their supplies, suddenly students could buy them right outside of the gates of the school. The business thrived. "She told me 'I'm nearly out. I made some money and I'm going to buy more supplies.' It's terrific," Hall said, adding Edith has plans for further education for herself. Similar success stories abound. Students who have taken computer courses are working to print funeral notices, posters, and exam sheets for schools. Many found equipment in that field prohibitive to purchase, so with the guidance of Hall and other staff, they've contracted partnerships to buy equipment and work together. The Quinte Grannies also Hall money in hopes of micro-financing grads' employment projects. School administrators were concerned about repayment of loans without a dedicated staff member to police the project, so instead a project known as the production unit was created. Three days a week, dressmaking graduates come back into the school to use its commercial sewing machines to make items like hotel cushions or uniforms. Both the school and the graduates bring in some money from the endeavour. Hall admitted some graduates

haven't been so entrepreneurial and have had to be encouraged to move forward. "Some were hoping they'd continue getting money," she said. "We had a long discussion and told them, 'You're on your own two feet, if you want to make it work, you have to move those two feet.'" With a strong reputation and the backing of the umbrella National Vocational Training Institute, the school continues to thrive. It has 152 female students and 133 male — the latter rising after the introduction of construction, welding, and electrical programming. About a third of them come from a distance to attend classes. The programming has also changed to fit community needs. Hairdressing has been introduced and 75 students have already enrolled. Hall said with new styles of hair braiding and extensions, it is in demand. Catering continues to be a popular program. Pipe bending and plumbing are also relevant additions of late. Hall said the growth of the school is limited, however, by the amount of students it can bring in as it has not yet found the funding necessary to complete its hostel project. "We can't get any bigger because we just don't have anywhere for students to stay," she said. "Right now, they're in temporary accommodation. In a small 10'x10' room, we have 10-12 students. They have no cupboards, they have no chairs, they're in bunk beds and their clothing is hung from the corners of the beds. I was shocked." In speaking to a student, however, Hall learned they make due because being in school is their only choice to get ahead. Another need at the school is bursaries. For $250 a year, a student can be covered for a year of education. Hall indicated that includes a high exam fee that students can't typically afford on their own. While the school is funded for 16 teachers from the government, its budget is stretched. All vocational programs offered on site have a revenue-generating capacity that helps allow the school to run. This October, there may be a game-changer budget wise as Wellington native Peter Naylor has donated 125 solar panels, nine batteries and three inverters that will allow the school to be powered off the grid, save for its welding program. The head of the electrical program will be trained in Canada about solar system maintenance, which may also lead to a growth of solar. Having solar energy also means the school will have a more consistent source of power than its current 12 hours on, 12 hours off system and that might allow for evening programming and other additions. Hall plans to return to Ghana from November to March to oversee the solar project and urge continued growth. To support the project, please visit the web site

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Regional Trash Bash set to take place Earth Day, participants encouraged to register

Quinte Trash Bash approaches. The 2017 Quinte Trash Bash takes place Saturday, April 22 with Prince Edward County, Belleville, Quinte West, and Tyendinaga Township working together to collect litter from

parks, roadsides and sidewalks. In the county, participants can pick up supplies and drop off litter from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following locations: Roblin Lake Park in Ameliasburgh, Sandy Hook Road public works sand

dome at 75 County Rd. 1, and Milford Town Hall at 3076 County Rd. 10. The municipal representative for Prince Edward County is Tanya Delaney who can be reached at 613-476-2148 ext. 4000

or for more information. Residents are asked to decide where they want to pick up litter, then contact the municipal representative for supplies and litter drop-off locations. Those wishing

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Spawning fish delay Pearsall Creek culvert work JASON PARKS STAFF WRITER

Motorists travelling Hwy 62 north of Bloomfield who are tired of pausing for a traffic light at the site of a structural culvert replacement should be prepared to wait even longer for the $2.2-million project to be completed. The motion-sensed traffic light and restricted single lane has become the bane of existence for commuters who are looking forward to the day when the momentary stop doesn't halt their daily trip to or from work. But despite the recent pleasant weather, work at Pearsall Creek site north of County Rd. 1 and south of County Rd. 4 on the provincial highway has paused and will remain so until July 2.

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Contemporary bungalow completely renovated inside and out. MidCentury Modern Aesthetic. Two large bedrooms. Two full baths. Main-floor laundry. Gourmet kitchen. Lovely private back deck. 9' ceilings in bright walk-out lower level. Central Air. Don't miss this one! $450,000 MLS 550250086 SHANNON WARR-HUNTER, Broker KEN ARSENEAULT, Sales Rep 613-471-1708




2 WATERFRONT HOMES FOR $899,000. You will see the most magnificent sunsets from your 4 bedroom home, the 2 bedroom rental apartment, a multitude of decks, the seawall or from your boat slip as you are retiring for the night. Great value! MLS 550050318


Sutton Group Prince Edward County Realty Inc. Brokerage Broker of 613-476-7800 Record/Owner


50 ACRE ESTATE This elegant yet casual 50 acre Prince Edward County 3,000 sq ft country estate is 5 minutes from Sandbanks beaches. Custom built with fine carpentry finishing. 5 BR, 3 BA + Finished Room Over Garage w kitchenette. LL Suite walks out to professionally landscaped perennial gardens. Lots of room for family and friends. 30 acres farmed for cash crop seeds, 15 acres of pristine hardwoods. South facing slope vineyard potential. A quintessential Canadian landscape with East Lake water views. $1,500,000 ID # 550770058

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THE DOCTORS HOUSE Constructed in 1867 this brick home will evoke the enchantment of a by-gone era. Enter the gracious foyer through the classic double front door with ruby glass inserts to view the hallmark of fine and rare craftsmanship. Foot high baseboards, elaborate door moulding, soaring 9 foot ceilings, gracious staircase with classic millwork. Large living room features oak flooring, ornate bay window, original French doors that open onto the screened-in porch and a gas fireplace exudes charm & comfort. Spacious dining room & cozy family room w/ gas fireplace. Clearly a majestic home with antique appointments. Separate "doctors office" would make a private in law suite or B&B. Asking $649,000 MLS 550620041


LIVE "GREEN" 131 acres - organic farm producing vegetable, and goats, lambs and poultry. Great barn, large coverall and a good well. Located on a good year-round road, the house is up a beautiful, tree lined driveway and is totally off-grid with solar and wind power along with a propane back-up generator. 3+3 bedrooms, main floor laundry, 2 baths and a fully finished lower level with sep. entrance give ample space for in-laws or a B&B. 2 woodstoves keep the house cozy and there is back-up hot water heat from a propane furnace. This is a rare opportunity to live a `green` lifestyle in a gorgeous setting. $799,000 MLS QR21504351




Next to the Pt. Petre Provincial Park and a close drive to the Sandbanks. Minutes from wineries, this sloping building lot is suited perfectly for a bungalow with a walk out basement. Partially cleared with a driveway. Plenty of wildlife including deer, turkeys, birds etc. Also includes a school bus, blue box & garbage pick up. Only 17 minutes to Picton. $49,900. MLS®# 550790058 Call MARK GARDINER, Sales Rep Office: 613-476-2700 Cell:613-391-5588

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Beautiful property with escarpment topography offering privacy and seasonal views over Picton Bay on 6 acres of Land Zoned RU-1. Large garage on property. Close to Picton and Lake on the Mountain. Potential for severance please call the listing agent for more details. $134,500 MLS 550740166 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*

1.8 ACRE BUILDING LOT Build your dream home on this 1.8 acre parcel in Black Creek. Drilled well, storage shed and hydro available. $148,000 MLS 550890272 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski*

Terrific opportunity for your business in downtown Picton! Perfect freestanding commercial condo offers great street presence, big bright open space and access to abundant parking, all just steps from Main Street! One-of-a-kind in Picton just waiting for the right entrepreneur. $159,000 MLS 558020008 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*



Perfect level building lot in a fantastic community. Public boatlaunch, park and beach steps away. Only minutes from wineries, cider company, farm stands, restaurants, marinas, cheese factories. $28,000 MLS 550960095 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski*

This lot is ready to build on, cleared waterfront lot on the Adolphus Reach. Level lot with a rolling slope to the water`s edge. Clear, walk in swimmable shoreline that is ideal for a dock, come build your dream home today! $160,000 MLS 550960300 Lori Slik*

Well established eatery uniquely situated in the Village of Bloomfield, offering frontages on Highways 62 and 33. A great chance to enter and expand into the ever growing restaurant market, or bring your own vision to the blossoming Bloomfield/Wellington corridor. This turnkey operation is priced to sell. $349,000 MLS 550490102 Jim Wait*, Mark Davis*

Pettit House, Circa 1840. Historical 3 bedroom home on 2 acre lot with bordering marshland on West Lake. Large principal rooms, formal dining room with wood burning fireplace, pine floors and original built-ins, country kitchen, large private backyard with patio, original drive shed and separate garage with loft. Minutes to Sandbanks Provincial Park, Bloomfield and Picton. $618,000 MLS 550510439 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski*

Chris Kapches Richard Stewart* Betty Burns* President, CEO VP, Legal Counsel Office Manager

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Build your waterfront home on this level, nicely treed lot in the fantastic location of Prinyers Cove. Set in a rural community with lovely homes around. Steps to the water and a mooring for your boat are in place. $159,000 MLS 550960332 Jim Wait*, Mark Davis*

. This Immaculate home perched above Adolphus Reach has been rejuvenated with modern flare and care for the quality of the original architecture. Vibrant gardens, wrap around porch and eye catching curb appeal are just the beginning. Distinguished living areas featuring updated hardwood flooring greet you with a country inspired kitchen anchoring the core of the home on the main floor. $525,000 MLS 550860199 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*

Much-admired 1812 farmhouse on 11.4 acres. Original details including pine plank floors, a distinctive staircase, slip rooms and original trim. Endless features include in-ground pool, 5-stall horse barn and paddocks, and heated/insulated garage perfect for a studio! Separately-deeded building lot, too! $659,000 MLS 550420375 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Mark Davis*

Gail Forcht**

Laurie Gruer*

Exceptional estate property just a minute West of Frankford. Over 50 Acres of beautiful rolling terrain with cleared fields, softwood and hardwood forests, trails and over 4000’ of waterfront on Cold Creek. See the spectacular aerial footage at $300,000 MLS 403530114 Shannon Warr-Hunter**, Ken Arseneault*

GREAT INVESTMENT! Excellent and well maintained solid brick triplex! Core Commercial zoning! Desirable location! Currently fully rented! A great investment! $548,000 MLS 550680016 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski*

BLACK RIVER WATERFRONT! Charming 2.5 acre country retreat nestled on the shored of Black River. Nature lover’s paradise! 10 minutes to Picton. $598,000 MLS 550890271 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski*

Carey Lewandoski*

Peter Lynch*

Rob Plomer*

Monica Klingenberg*


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UNSURPASSED SETTING Just to the east of Lake on the Mountain is a rare opportunity to secure waterfront in the region! Sprawling 19 acres with over 220 feet of shoreline on Adolphus Reach the topography of the land features contrastive elevation points, property lines and views. A mixture of mature trees, hardwood /softwood bush, and vegetation create a vibrant back drop that will having you feel right at ease with nature. $350,000 MLS 550860071 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*

Situated on a private country lot this 1.5 storey stone home boasts an inviting front porch. Oversized windows, open floor plan and cathedral ceilings allow for bright sunny rooms on both levels. Main floor master bedroom suite plus 2 large bedrooms and 4 piece bath upstairs. $549,900 MLS 550450067 Jim Wait*, Mark Davis*

ONE OF A KIND! Beautifully renovated and restored with large principal rooms, tin ceilings, millwork, pine plank floors, lovely gourmet kitchen, plus so much more! In-law potential! A must see! $678,000 MLS 550620106 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski*

Lori Slik*

Kate Vader*

Jim Wait*

Shannon Warr-Hunter**

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Exceptional custom designed/built home on superb 7.3 acre parcel. Skylights, hardwood, gourmet kitchen, granite countertops, screened sunroom, cathedral ceilings, jacuzzi tub, attached 2 car garage, separate insulated shop. Many possibilities; artist gallery, wood craft shop, home based business. A must see! $678,000 MLS 550450031 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski*

Chris Kapches Richard Stewart* Betty Burns* President, CEO VP, Legal Counsel Office Manager

Ken Arsenault*

This impressive centre-hall century home blends yesterday’s charm with today’s modern amenities. Gracious proportions, exposed brick walls, ultramodern kitchen and dramatic family room, sumptuous master suite, upstairs laundry and deeded waterfront access. Close to Sandbanks and all the County has to offer. $830,000 Exclusive Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Mark Davis*

Gail Forcht**

Laurie Gruer*

OVERLOOK THE VINES! Turn-key Vineyard is ready for you to get started! Designed with high-density planting with 3,630 vines per acre. The winery features a state of the art tasting room, production facility and barrel vault. Overlook the vines from the 2+ bedroom custom built home. $978,000 MLS 550230105 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski*

Carey Lewandoski*

Peter Lynch*

Rob Plomer*

Monica Klingenberg*


Sam Simone*

The elegant Merrill Inn has on several occasions been named one of the top 25 small hotels in Canada! Impeccably-updated and meticulously-maintained. 13 rooms offer private ensuite baths. The 50 seat restaurant is among the County`s busiest. Impressive financials available with signed CA. $2,150,000 MLS 550610048D Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Lori Slik*

Kate Vader*

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Covered porches, a formal living room and a two-car garage make this bungalow a great family home. The first thing you notice when entering is the towering 14' ceiling height with bonus overhead windows featured in the shed dormer. These windows add to the ideal amount of natural light filing the main floor living areas The L-shaped kitchen includes space for a rectangular island with eating counter and plenty of space for a large table and chairs. The left side of the Mapleton is completely devoted to the three bedrooms and two bathrooms for your family. Appropriately located close to these bedrooms is the laundry room and a hallway linen closet.

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The spacious cottage features two bedroom, 4 pce. bath, open kitchen with granite counters, huge dining room plus a finished loft area. Outside features a patio area overlooking natural landscape. This is a great family cottage for your own personal use or as a rental investment. Offered fully furnished – move in and enjoy. $314,900. MLS 550760289

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Welcome to Sandbanks Summer Village in Prince Edward County! Cottage ownership at its finest in this spectacular 80 acre waterfront resort on beautiful East Lake. This unique County resort has plenty of amenities for the family to enjoy including 2 pools, a 6300 sq. ft. pavilion (movies, events, live music and snack bar), 2 clay tennis courts, 2 basketball courts, 2 shuffleboard courts, 2 bocce ball courts and even a putting green to play on! There is even a very nice adult pool, hot tub and first class fitness centre at the lake with more scenic views. Most of these cottages do come fully equipped and furnished for you to start enjoying your cottage season at this exclusive resort! Some of these cottages are in the rental pool already so you automatically earn the rental income! This resort is also a short distance to the famous Sandbanks Provincial Park. Come and see these cottages today and experience the County! Colin henden


This `Milford` model cottage features a large screened in porch with a distant water view. The living/dining room has many windows with vaulted ceiling. The kitchen comes equipped with all the appliances and two stools to sit at the breakfast bar. There are two bedrooms with carpet and one of the bedrooms does have the laundry hookup in closet. There is another 4 pc bath as well. Outside you will notice the nice evening lights, the huge storage area under the deck and the quiet area behind cottage where nothing will be built and located in the woods. $286,900. MLS 558100176

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This upgraded `Northport` model home has a nice screened in porch area overlooking the Wetlands. The open kitchen has a cozy breakfast nook, cathedral ceilings, pot lights, upgraded cabinets and granite countertops and an island with seating for three. There are 2 bedrooms with the master bedroom featuring a 3 pc ensuite and another 4 pc bath (stackable washer/dryer) for the family. Other great features are the hardwood floors throughout the main floor, the large loft area and its own central heating and air conditioning unit. $309,000. MLS 558100072

Christine henden

Broker 613.967.9305

This `Waupoos` cottage model sits on a wide 100 foot corner lot and features 2 bedrooms and 2 baths (1 is 2 pc ensuite) and even a large loft for extra space. In the kitchen you will find cathedral ceilings, pot lights and all the appliances. This cottage overlooks a quiet park area, has its own `double vehicle` private parking and is close to the recreation centre, pool, tennis courts and golf putting greens. The condo fee even includes cable TV, phone and internet. $225,000. MLS 558100066

This very nice `Bloomfield` model features beautiful hardwood floors throughout the main floor, an open kitchen with vaulted ceilings, pot lights, an island with three stools, all appliances, a large separate sunroom/dining area overlooking the wetlands, 2 bedrooms, a 4 pc bath, stackable washer/dryer and a large loft area! $299,000. MLS 558100075

This “Picton” model cottage features a large screened in porch with a dining table for 6, a love seat and 2 other chairs overlooking beautiful East Lake. Inside the cottage you will find a sitting area for two chairs overlooking the water. The kitchen/living room has many windows with vaulted ceiling and beautiful floors. The kitchen comes equipped with all the appliances and two stools to sit at the island. The master bedroom features a 3 piece ensuite with shower, beautiful floors and 3 windows for the natural light. There is a stackable washer/dryer tucked away in the closet as well. The other bedroom has a big closet, 2 windows and nice flooring. There is even more space in the large finished loft that even has an air conditioner. $499,900

This `Bloomfield` model home features open kitchen with cathedral ceilings, pot lights, all appliances, an island with seating as well as a dining area with a table for 6 overlooking the park area. There are 2 bedrooms with the master bedroom featuring a 2 pc ensuite and another 4 pc bath (stackable washer/dryer) for the family. For additional space there is a large carpeted loft with an air conditioner overlooking the kitchen and living room. $269,900. MLS 558100017

This family cottage is situated to take advantage of the Wetlands view. Features two separate bedrooms (one with washer & dryer hidden in the closet) & a loft for the kids, a 4-pce. bath, living room, dining area and an upscale kitchen with granite counters and island as well as stainless steel appliances. This cottage comes fully furnished so bring the family and enjoy! If you would rather use this cottage for investment income, the Resort offers fully-managed rental options - ask for details. $319,900. MLS 558100078

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Spend your summer evenings sitting outside on the concrete deck and interlocking brick patio overlooking the Wetlands area. One bedroom features a 2 piece ensuite and the other bedroom has the stackable laundry hidden in closet. Other features are coffered ceiling in dining room with pot lights, stainless steel appliances in kitchen, 4 piece bath and a vaulted ceiling in the living room. This cottage comes fully furnished so bring the family and enjoy! This cottage even has central heat and central air! If you would rather use this cottage for investment income it already has bookings for the summer time. $275,000. MLS 558100079

This 5 year old Northport Model cottage comes fully equipped with everything needed to make the perfect rental property or use for yourself. You will first see the distinctive screened in covered porch with table and chairs. Once inside you see the open concept kitchen with breakfast nook and living room with vaulted ceilings, fan, pot lights, air conditioners and a finished loft. This cozy 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage sleeps up to 6 people with queen bed in master bedroom with ensuite, queen bed in guest room and pull out sofa in living room. This cottage is on a corner lot with double parking. $253,900. MLS 558100062

This `Cressy` model home features open kitchen with cathedral ceilings, pot lights, all appliances, an island with seating for three as well as a dining area overlooking the park area. There are 2 bedrooms with the master bedroom featuring a 2 pc ensuite and another 4 pc bath (stackable washer/dryer) for the family. For additional space there is a large carpeted loft with an air conditioner. Outside you will find a wooden patio overlooking the quiet park area to enjoy the summer evenings! $289,000. MLS 558100014

Located in the Meadow, just steps away from the playground, putting green, tennis court, family swimming pool and the pavilion, this upscale, fully-equipped cottage features an old-fashioned covered porch, a light-filled dining nook, spacious living room overlooking the kitchen which offers all the conveniences you would want as well as granite counters and a large centre island. Two bedrooms plus a loft provide sleeping space for up to six people and a 4-pce bathroom with front load washer & dryer is located between the two bedrooms. $299,900. MLS 558100111

This 2 year old `County Model` cottage comes fully equipped with everything needed to make the perfect rental property or use for yourself. You will find this cottage has been upgraded with loft, beautiful sunroom and large deck. Once inside you see the open concept kitchen and living room with vaulted ceilings, fan, pot lights, air conditioner and a finished loft. This very well maintained 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage is a short walk to the outdoor family heated pool, tennis, basketball and bocce ball courts. $269,500. MLS 558100061

This upgraded `Northport` model home has a cozy breakfast nook, open kitchen with cathedral ceilings, pot lights, stainless steel appliances, beautiful granite countertops and island with seating for 3, hardwood floors throughout and its own central heating and air conditioning unit. There are 2 bedrooms with the master bedroom featuring a 3 pc ensuite and another 4 pc bath (stackable washer/dryer) for the family. Outside the cottage there is a nice composite deck overlooking the park area for the summer evenings in the County. $285,000. MLS 558100065


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1772 SALMON ROAD A great 2 Bdrm home, with eat in Kitchen, nice size living room, main floor laundry on 60 plus acres. Includes a 60 ft. x 40 ft. barn with other out buildings 20 to 25 acres of pasture hay ground and 35 plus acres of hard and soft wood bush with apprx 2 miles of walking/riding trail. $429,000 MLS 550120247 Ron & Veronica Norton

Setting on 2.6 acres, sunlight fills the kitchen and dining rooms, overlooking fields, forest & a vineyard. Delightful living room has walkout to deck. 3 bedrooms with lots of closet space. Main floor laundry. 2 car garage & workshop for the hobbyist. $224,900 Ron & Veronica Norton

100 mixed acres with 626 ft. frontage on Bethel Road, and approx. 203 ft. on Black Road. Southerly half of property is currently designated Prime Ag with ability to build a home. Small portion of EP on Northerly part of property. Severance possibilities in the future. $249,000 MLS 550370065 Tony Scott

Just choose one of these two lots, and we'll introduce you to Kyle at Hickory Homes, so you can design your new home from the foundation up, or just choose your finishes and move into this spacious 1250 sq ft Raised Craftsman Style Bungalow nestled with privacy on a 7.5 Acre mature lot. Features 3 beds, Custom Kitchen and double garage, All In, turn key @ $425,000 MLS 550370065D2/550370065D3 Tony Scott

PICTON – Perfect home for first time buyers. Cute home with lots of upgrades but still room to ‘make it your own’. Separate dining and living rooms, kitchen, mudroom/laundry & 2 pce bath on main floor.  3 bedrooms & 4 pce bath upstairs.  $239,000 MLS 550680151 Contact Colin for more details.

F E AT U R E P R O P E R T Y Located in beautiful Prince Edward County, this Estate Property offers complete privacy with over 1,300 feet of road frontage and 143 acres including over 100 acres of woods, perfect for horse-back riding, hunting or just for enjoying nature at its best! The beautifully-appointed residence is not visible from the road and features almost 6,000 sq. ft. of living space on two levels. $1,250,000 MLS 550440092

CLOSE TO PICTON – 3.78 acres with woods at rear. Beautifully appointed brick home featuring over 4,000 sq. ft. on two levels with 2+ car attached garage PLUS another 1,000 sq. ft. space with separate entrance – ideal for a home office/business or in-law or rental suite. $739,000 MLS 550740452 Christine and Colin

Christine and Colin

COUNTY ROAD 1 – 2.2 acres with 3,500 sq. ft. building featuring office, retail, warehouse /shop & storage area. Phase 2 environmental assessment on file. Current zoning allows many uses including a micro brewery. $269,500 MLS 550480163 Contact Colin for more details.

Absolutely nothing to do but move in to this 9 yr old bungalow in a great family friendly neighbourhood, with a fenced in back yard and attached 1 1/2 car garage with inside entry. $415,000 MLS 550500109 Ron & Veronica Norton

Raised ranch style home on 25 acres. 3 + 1 bedroom bungalow has approximately 2000 sq.ft. of living space on each level. $369,900 MLS 550450105 Colleen Green, Joe Day

Custom built home surrounded by forest just minutes north of Picton. 3 bedroom raised ranch bungalow. The great room is comprised of the kitchen, living and dining room and features a custom wood-burning stone fireplace. The master bedroom comes with a 3 piece bath, walk-in closet and access to the deck and hot tub. Partly finished walk-out basement. Oversized 2 car garage. $629,000 MLS 550450132 Colleen Green, Joe Day

Impressive Bay of Quinte waterfront property on 2.7 acres. Boating enthusiasts will love the private developed harbour featuring steel frame docking which is able to accommodate a large vessel. Features a 3 bedroom home, 36'x60' garage/heated workshop and original unique stone building offering separate cozy sleeping quarters. $524,900 MLS 550960205 Tony Scott

COMING TO THE MARKET SOON Beautiful 4 bedroom bungalow on approximately 200 feet of level Lake Ontario shoreline in southern Prince Edward County. $729,000 Kevin Gale

Charming century home just a few minutes outside of Picton comes with 10+ acres of very pretty land and a small barn. $329,000 MLS 550540212 Colleen Green, Joe Day

3 bedroom, 1677 sq. ft. bungalow to be built on beautiful Bay of Quinte waterfront lot with clean & level shoreline facing east. Full basement with walkout, attached double garage. Full Tarion warranty. Floor plans and features sheets are available upon request.  $814,900 Kevin Gale

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Adolphus Reach Waterfront Beauty! Panoramic views plus owned waterfront! Bright kitchen with walkout. Two generous bedrooms with fabulous views! Summer bunkie down at the water. $478,000

Extraordinary Views of the Reach! Beautiful and Private lot! Main floor sunroom! Fabulous views from every room! $698,000

Gorgeous Views of Vineyards, forest and Half moon Bay! Walkout to the deck! Bright! Open concept! Vaulted Ceilings!

Investors Paradise! Modern Meets Extraordinary! Two amazing spaces with great views of Picton Bay! Sunlight spills in! $599,000

Spectacular Quiet Setting! Set back from the road, with trails through the woods. Workshop! Enclosed sun porch! $459,000


LD O S , D L O S , SOLD 10 MINUTES OFF 401 AND YOU ARE HOME - Lake Ontario Waterfront. 2 bedrm bungalow, pretty lot, walk into Lake Ontario. Liv rm, kitchen & dining area, glassed in sunroom facing lake. Full basement, attached 2 car garage, workshop area, lg walk through foyer, electric radiant heat in ceiling, drilled well & septic. Diamond in the rough, has good bones and lg footprint. Call to view. Asking $799,000 Pin 550230067


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OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS, COUNTY RD 1 & HWY 62 - Great location for your at home business. Zoning in place. 3 bedrm brick/vinyl bungalow, 1+ acre lot. Lg kitchen, lots of cupboards, new countertop. Lg dining rm/living rm, patio doors to lg deck, 3 pc ensuite, 4 pc bath. Newer windows, new metal roof, lg garage/ workshop 24x40 & 12x30 heated with furnace, 240 amp service. 12x30 storage area. 550350120

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WATERFRONT BUNGALOW IN VILLAGE OF WELLINGTON - Water is across the road so no large waterfront taxes on this one! 2 bedrms, living rm, kitchen & furnace room, 2 year old propane furnace. Gas fireplace not hooked up. Attached single car garage, concrete drive. Lg lot 51’x153’ deep. Ideal to build your dream home. Walk to all amenities, steps into the lake. This one won’t last! Pin 550290143

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VAGABOND COVE COTTAGES, SMITH BAY Main house & six cottages operating as Vagabond Cove Cottage Resort. Many recent updates to cottages and main house. 400+ ft. of pristine shoreline on Smith`s Bay. $889,000 MLS 550700059



10 SPRING STREET Well maintained brick bungalow in central Picton. Fenced yard, large deck. 2 + 2 bedrooms, 24pc baths. Freshly painted with neutral colours. Immediate possession! $299,000 MLS 550660015

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17 ACRE EQUESTRIAN CENTRE In beautiful Prince Edward County. Roadway and parking areas professionally installed. Tile drained and constructed on a rock base, there is never a worry about mud, in or out of the paddocks. Roadways and ring able to support heavy equipment. Excellent well with 2000 gallon cistern. Professionally designed, tile drained sand ring 60m x 60m, with devil`s dyke and bank. Completely vinyl fenced with eight large grass paddocks. Six sand paddocks for winter turnout. All with hydrants. Large coverall barn 200 x 60 with ten large systems rubber matted stalls including lighted indoor ring 140 x 60 feet with professional footing. Small coverall barn with five systems rubber matted stalls. Separate hay barn. Beautifully landscaped and well maintained. $699,000 MLS 550580070

400 MAIN STREET Development site for new home in the heart of Picton. Small bungalow located on the property as well, currently rented. Great location for summer rental. $179,000 MLS 550700059

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This elegant new build with patio and hot tub perches high above the water in beautiful Prince Edward County! Step up to the front porch and through the front door where you will walk in to an open concept living space with views across the water. A gourmet kitchen and formal dining room provide plenty of space for entertainment. The master bedroom comes complete with fireplace and 4 piece ensuite. A second bathroom and 3 piece bathroom allow extra room for guests. The property also includes a guest house with full kitchen, bathroom and a bunkie at the waterfront. MLS速550440150



Attention Builders and Developers. Great location with super exposure, 7.5 acres in Picton in popular Prince Edward County. This is an exceptional multi-unit lot close to downtown, the golf course, hospital and easy commute to 401. Approved to develop with 5 single family units or opportunity for up to 10 units/acre. The acreage is currently serviced with full municipal water supply, natural gas and hydro with future plans of municipal sanitary sewer. MLS速550710049



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PECI’s Stakes tops OFSAA Level 6 podium for vault, bars Veteran gymnast excels with her hard work, passion for sport ADAM BRAMBURGER STAFF WRITER

The most decorated athlete at the highest level of high school gymnastics in Ontario this year calls the county home. Competing before an enthusiastic crowd of supporters at Belleville’s Quinte Bay Gymnastics Club, PECI Panther Lindsay Stakes captured gold medals on vault and bars in the OFSAA Level 6 provincial competition. Completing a rotation of all four events available to her, the Grade 12 student went from floor to vault, then to bars, and finished with beam. In her second discipline of the evening, she completed a rare feat as she captured first place for a second consecutive year on the vault. With a running start, she sprung onto the vault hands first and pushed herself high into the air, rotating in mid-air while keeping a tight form before sticking her landing. The judges scored it a 9.3, besting the next competitor, Bracebridge’s Taylor Milko by 0.25. Stakes said the routine she completed, known as a handspring fall is the one she’s been using in provincial competitions and it was also the one what won gold in Windsor in 2016. She conceded she set her sights on an encore. “It’s sweet that I was able to repeat. That was one of my goals coming into this. I wanted to see if I could, but I didn’t think it would be possible to repeat,” she said. Coach Angie Herrington, who works with Stakes at the Greater Napanee Gymnastics Club said it’s an accomplishment that not many gymnastics can lay claim to. “Back-to-back anything at OFSAA is hard to do. There’s kids that have been competing for years coming in at Grade 9 who are always challenging to be better. Then, you have kids at Grade 11 or 12 who are more ex-

GOLDEN PECI Panthers gymnast Lindsay Stakes proudly shows off her two gold medals while standing atop the podium at the Quinte Bay Gymnastics Club in Belleville Monday evening. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

FOCUSED ON FORM Lindsay Stakes performs a giant swing as part of her routine on the high bar during her gold-medal winning bars competition at OFSAA Monday evening. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

perienced, so it’s always a battle. Back-to-back anything is pretty amazing and that makes me proud of her.” While that was a thrill for

Stakes, Herrington said she felt the gymnast would probably consider her next triumph — her uneven bars routine — more exciting.

“That’s probably been her nemesis. That gold medal on bars has been four years in the making, so that was probably a bigger accomplishment for her than the back-to-back on vault.” Stakes approached the lower bar and started her routine with a kick. She pulled herself up to the bar with a cast — a move to pull from a swing into a handstand. She then executed a quick, precise series of handstands and swings before making a smooth transition to the high bar. That portion, she said, was the highlight of the routine. Stakes started with a kick, then did a cast to pull herself into a handstand, followed by a pair of

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giant swings fully around the bars. She finished by swinging into a front flyaway dismount, which again she landed solidly. “My casts were getting up high enough and it was just clean overall,” Stakes said when reviewing the routine in her mind. After learning her score was 9.575, she couldn’t stop beaming while talking to teacher coachers Lisa Fraser and Jennifer Travers following the event. Stakes clearly knew she had done well and was pleased to see the judges agreed. “That’s the best score I’ve ever received on my bar routine,” she said.

The score beat second-place Sarah Parent from Windsor’s E.J. Lajeunesse by 1.00 in the 31competitor field. Stakes’ floor routine garnered her seventh in the province with a final score of 9.466, while she struggled on the beam at the end of the day with an 8.5, placing 23rd. Stakes was elated after finally receiving her medals. “It’s extremely exciting just knowing all the hard work has paid off,” she said, adding she felt comfortable at Quinte Bay because she’d competed there several times and was familiar with the equipment there. She also felt having her family and friends in the gym made it extra special. Gymnastics has become a way of life for the Panther as she has been training in the gym three days a week in Napanee in four-hour sessions. The other two weeknights she coaches at the club. This past weekend, she was at a provincial competition before competing for PECI. Herrington says Stakes’ dedication to the sport sets her apart. “She comes in and gives 100per-cent effort every single day. She’s never happy with OK,” she said. “Gymnastics is a finicky sport and you’ll have off days. When that happens, you’ll say ‘Give it a rest, we’ve done what we can do today’ but she never wants to give it up easy. She works hard and never likes when you tell her to take some time off.” Herrington said Stakes’ passion for the sport is amazing. Provincially, she’s risen to Level 8 in a 10-level system and she’s going to compete at a Level 9 meet later this year. With that in mind, the routines she brought to OFSAA were at a high level. “Her level of difficulty is right up there with some of the best in the province,” Herrington said. “I love to see her excel. It’s different when you see she’s in Grade 12, she’s 17 years old and she’s still excelling. As a coach, it just blows your mind that she has so much she still wants to learn and she can do so much with her dedication and her passion.”

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Controlled scrimmage helps Panthers prepare for season PECI juniors learn lessons while playing with established Quinte Saints side ADAM BRAMBURGER STAFF WRITER

GOING OUT LIKE A LION Wellington Dukes captain Justin Bean has committed to play with the York University Lions in the Ontario University Athletics conference next season. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)

Dukes defenders make collegiate hockey commitments for fall

Captain Bean will play for York Lions, alternate Allen will skate for Oswego State Lakers

Two key leaders on Wellington Dukes back end are headed away to school next fall, the club announced over the past week. Captain Justin Bean will bolster the York Lions lineup next season, joining a team that won its first Ontario University Athletics title this year. The 20-year-old rearguard returned to the Dukes full time this past season after splitting the previous two years between Wellington and the OHL’s Mississauga Steelheads. In 54 games, he contributed 16 goals, 23 assists and 39 points while serving 35 minutes in penalties. Coach and general manager Marty Abrams said York has a nice building block in the Pickering, Ont. native. “Justin is a great addition to the York University hockey program, both on and off the ice,” he said. “He provided both great play and great leadership for us and we wish him all the best as he enters the CIS in the fall.” Meanwhile, Carter Allen is the latest Duke to follow a wellestablished pipeline to the NCAA Division 3 Oswego State

Lakers, following past Dukes leaders like Ryan Woodward and Chris Brown. A native of Lambton Shores, Ont. Allen joined the Dukes for the past two seasons after skating with the Junior B Stratford Cullitons. In 2015-2016, he was the only player to skate in all of the team’s 54 regular season games and he won the Rick Meagher Award as the player emblematic of what it means to be a Duke. This past season, the alternate captain won the team’s defensive player of the month award for January. Overall, the stay-at-home defender skated in 128 regular season and playoff games and contributed 35 points. He had a productive post-season this year with three goals and an assist in 12 games. Abrams also commended Allen for his efforts. “Carter was a tremendous player for us the last two seasons and was the ultimate teammate. Our entire organization wishes Carter all the best moving forward playing for coach (Ed) Gosek at Oswego.” -Staff

Stakes hopes to continue training while attending Queen’s University GYMNAST, from page 26

Next year, Stakes will be attending Queen’s University to study kinesiology, which could open coaching opportunities for her down the road. She said she’s hoping to still continue training a couple days a week. She said she’ll really miss the atmosphere of high school gymnastics, which

offers a different setting than that of club competition. “The high school level is more about having fun, where as doing it provincially you want to go out and do your best and win all the time. You meet a lot of friends here,” she said. “I’m going to miss it a lot. It’s going to be hard to leave it behind.”

The PECI Junior Rugby Panthers braved cold, snowy conditions Friday afternoon to gain some valuable experience prior to starting their exhibition schedule this week. Coach Kyle Ripley arranged to have his team share space on the artificial surface at Mary Anne Sills in Belleville with the more established program in Quinte. The idea was to expose the team to some additional coaching voices and show them the level of competition in their league. "Working with Quinte is a huge help. They have several experienced coaches that do have some similar tactical philosophies to me, which help reinforce what I have been saying," Ripley said. "Largely, it helps to have our boys see how a rugby team should play and work cohesively to the goal of the game. I think we made huge strides in our development because of the experience we gleaned Friday." The session started with players from both teams split into positional groups to learn some of the finer technical points in the game, such as scrummaging, rucking, and strategy on both sides of the ball. Later, they broke back into their traditional colours for a controlled scrimmage. Ripley said the scrimmage session was important in teaching the flow of the game. "The boys had an opportunity to play against an experienced team and that allowed them to understand the attacking shape of the game, the physical aspect of the ruck, and how resetting defensive structures fast are important to the integrity of our defence." In game play, the coach observed his Panther charges were able to control the ball on offence, but they struggled to

CLOSING IN Panthers Eli Akey (hooded at left) and Riley St. Pierre lead the charge as the PECI defence closes in on a Quinte ball carrier during scrimmage action in Belleville Friday. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

advance in field position against Quinte's good tacklers. They did break away a few times and that's where their athleticism showed in the open field. On the defensive side of the ball, Ripley indicated he was pleased with the team's tackling ability, but it needs work on being able to reset its defensive line to prevent attack. Having their first opportunity to play on a full-size field will also help, he said, as it offers spatial awareness. The Panthers were to play at Mary Anne Sills Field again yesterday with exhibition contests against the Quinte Saints and the Trenton Tigers. Ripley was looking forward to the action. "It's going to be very valuable for the boys to play against two perennial contenders in real game action," he said. Regular season action begins Tuesday at St. Theresa.

SEEING IT THROUGH Panthers ball carrier Elliot McMallon looks to offload the ball to a teammate as a Quinte Saints defender tries to break up the play at Mary Anne Sills Park. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

Planned upgrades at plant would reduce possibility of full shutdown WATER, from page 13

“The risks that were assumed in there would need to be revisited,” McAuley said. Ballpark figures for the Picton Bay extension were believed to be $10 million whereas a connection project between Wellington and the Picton/Bloomfield system could be at least $25 million. Would the $15 million difference flow back on to municipal water users should such a scenario play out? At this stage for McAuley, the cost of drawing water from Lake Ontario near Wellington, treating it and pumping it eastwards was as not as relevant as the principle. The municipality would be eligible for grants to offset the cost and thanks to the recent events in Picton Bay, there's a heightened awareness at both the federal and provincial levels to municipal issues. “I believe we will be asking

other levels of government to assist in any changes to the source, if we are going to Wellington, it's only fair they be a part of it,” McAuley said. “They can be part of the solution of a problem that is clearly beyond the municipality by itself. It involves other levels of government.” Local government would almost certainly need to take the initial step of costing and analyzing the Wellington-toPicton/Bloomfield project before drafting a proposal and, even if started this spring, would take the better part of a decade before completion. Until that point, the municipality will need to be cognizant of a drinking water source that has both recent and long standing contaminant issues including runoff from Marsh Creek that originates near a former dumping site, groundwater and creek contamination at the former Procter Silex site, heavy metals and mer-

cury in the sediment of the harbour floor as well as unknown impacts from sodium chlorideinfused stormwater originating from the Picton Terminals site. All of those historic issues are coupled with the potential for an acute marine episode like the one that just took place (whether it be a commercial activity or pleasure boating) and bring to light just how precarious the Picton/Bloomfield water source is. McAuley explained the Quinte Source Water Protection intake protection plans were put in place based on a risk assessment and said it behooves the parties to revisit that risk assessment completed for those areas. “Both with the conservation authority and MOECC — If those boundaries or zones need to be changed, we should change them. If there's policies that need to be put in place or strengthened, we should have that conversation,” the commissioner added.

If there's policies that need to be put in place or strengthened, we should have that conversation,” the commissioner added. In the meantime, the municipality is likely to start sourcing filter systems that could help mitigate a future oil/fuel spill near in the protection zone. McAuley said Thursday the plant likely needs to be enhanced with regards to hydrocarbons. “We are looking at putting those measures in place so if this ever happens again, we wouldn't need to go to full shutdown. We should be able to relay on filters that have been designed to handle carbon,” he said. With regards to the sinking of the barge, Quaiff said didn't have a timeline for when Transportation Canada would release its findings as to why the Pitts Carillon sank in Picton Bay late last month but does expect that report to be shared with the municipality and the public.



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In loving memory of a dear husband and father who left us suddenly April 17, 2014. Loving memories we will never forget, Sadly missed along life's way, With silent thought and deep regret, We think of you every day, No longer in our life to share, But in our hearts you are always there. The gates of memory will never close, We miss you more than anyone knows, With tender love and deep regret, We who love you will never forget. Loved you yesterday, love you still. Always have. Always will. Deeply loved and forever missed by wife Patti and daughter Mikaela

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In loving memory of my Dad who passed away April 17, 2014. If I could write a story It would be the greatest ever told Of a kind and loving father Who had a heart of gold. If I could write a million pages But still be unable to say, Just how much I love and miss him Every single day. I will remember all he taught me I'm hurt but won't be sad Because he'll send me down the answers And he'll always be MY DAD. May the winds of heaven blow softly And whisper in your ear, How much I love and miss you, And wish that you were here. Love Mikaela, your shop buddy Jack and side-kick Lily

In loving memory of our son Brad who passed away April 17, 2014. You were always there when we needed you No task too great or small, With loving heart and willing hands For us you did them all. Missing you forever with love, Mom & Dad •••••••• STACEY, Brad - In memory of my brother Brad, who passed away April 17, 2014. It’s lonely here without you I miss you more each day Life is not the same to me Since you were called away. Love, Steve. •••••••• STACEY, Brad - In loving memory of my brother Brad, who left us April 17, 2014 You still live on In the hearts and minds Of the loving family You left behind. Loved always, Bonnie, Kevin and family. •••••••• STACEY, Brad - In memory of our brother and uncle Brad Memories to cherish forever Of one so loved by us all But it isn’t what we write, It isn't what we say, It's how we feel inside As we think of you each day. May the winds of time blow softly And whisper for you to hear, That we'll always love and miss you And wish that you were here. Forever in our hearts. Loved and missed by Brenda, Danielle and family. •••••••• STACEY, Brad - In memory of my brother Brad You went away so suddenly We didn't say goodbye, But brothers can't be parted Because our memories never die. Always remembered by Bonnie and Brian.

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MacCOOL, JJoseph Edward


Peacefully at H.J. McFarland Memorial Home, Picton on Tuesday, April 5th, 2017, at the age of 70. Beloved sister of Jeff Collis (Devon Coburn), predeceased by her mother and father, Hal and Aileen Collis, Gay made everyone smile with her fun loving spirit. She spent most of her working life teaching and playing golf in Toronto and moved to Picton after retirement where “Gaytor” will be missed by her many “buddies.” A memorial service will be held at Whattam’s Funeral Home in Picton at 11:00 A.M., Thurs., April 13th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society if desired.


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CULMER, Charles Henry

Suddenly at Belleville General Hospital on Sunday April 9th, 2017. Charlie Culmer, of Picton, at the age of 90. Beloved husband for over seventy years of Barbara. Loved father of Carole Black (Dennis) of Picton and David (Luana) of Sheba’s Island, grandpa of Kimberly (Stephen), Kristine and great-grandpa of Meghan, Akira, Brooklyn and Hallye. Dear brother of Joy Bowerman and Roger and the late Hazel and Dorothy.  Charlie proudly served on Hallowell Council, with the Picton Fair Board, as a member of the Kiwanis Club of Picton and was an avid golfer and sportsman. Memorial Service will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Monday, April 17th at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. Interment to follow at Glenwood Cemetery.  If desired, donations to the PECMH Foundation or the Kiwanis Club of Picton would be appreciated. Friends may visit Monday morning from 10 a.m. until service time.

April 22, 1930 – April 4, 2017 Joe MacCool of Derry, Northern Ireland, Peterborough and Picton, Ontario passed away peacefully surrounded by his beloved family. He will be sadly missed by his children Martin and his wife Lesley of Winnipeg MB, Colm and his wife Cindy of Prince Edward County, Fiona and her wife Jennifer of Toronto, and the late Anne MacCool. “Grandpa Joe” will also be missed by Brendan, Erin, Jack, Isabelle, and Sam. We take great comfort in knowing that Joe will be reunited in spirit with Lil, his beloved wife of 51 years. Theirs was a love like no other, and their devotion to one another inspired everyone who knew them. Joe was also beloved “baby brother” to the late Mick MacCool and Noreen MacCool, Sister Colm O.P. As a young man, Joe MacCool left Northern Ireland in search of a better life for himself. His journeys, which he loved to tell his family about over and over again in great comic detail, took him to Dagenham, England, a Paulist seminary in Lake George, N.Y. and eventually Toronto Ontario where, on February 23, 1961 at 4:55pm at the Catholic Children's Aid Society, he met Lil Murphy and they embarked on a life together defined by faith, love of family, and service to those in need. Joe had many weird (and not so wonderful jobs) before eventually becoming a teacher where he touched the lives of so many as a guidance counsellor at St. Peter’s High School and as a Special Education teacher in several elementary schools across Peterborough and surrounding areas. Before but especially after they retired, Joe and Lil dedicated years of their lives providing support to vulnerable people through their work at Telecare and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. For years, as the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve you would find them volunteering on the phones to listen to lonely and isolated people who had no one else to talk to.  The work Joe and Lil did to help others was not the kind that gets recognized with awards and public tributes and they would not have had it any other way.  An amateur theologian, master joke teller, golf addict and track and field enthusiast, he also enjoyed nothing more than sitting next to his wife reading her murder mysteries with his children and grandchildren close by. His smile, wit and huge heart will never be forgotten by all who knew him. Mr. MacCool is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario, where visitation will be held on Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 11 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial to be held at St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church, Picton Ontario at 1 p.m.  If desired, memorial donations to the St. Gregory's Catholic Church would be appreciated.



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Peacefully in the hands of her husband William at Hospice Prince Edward on Wednesday April 5th, 2017. Barbara Fairbairn of Jasper Street, Picton formerly of Montreal at the age of 86. Dear sister of Vivian Hammond of Ireland, Isobel Helm (Gordon) of Cornwall and Muriel Hammond of Montreal. Barbara will be missed by her nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton on Tuesday April 11th, 2017 at 2 p.m. Friends may visit with the family from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Reverend Mark Hammond to officiate. Cremation has taken place with interment in Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated.

SCOTT, Mary Teresa

Passed away at her home on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017, Mary Teresa Scott ( nee McMahon). Beloved wife of the late Joe Scott. Dear mother of Mary Way (Blaine), Joe (Rhonda), Anna Marie (John), Trish and John (Alison). Loving grandmother to Katie, Michael, Ashton, Sarah, Kelsey and Jamie and great grandmother to Owen, Emmett and Bentley. Funeral Mass was held at St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church, Picton on Monday, April 10 th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Father Robert Chisholm officiating. Cremation to follow. Memorial Donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington. Online donations and condolences at

The children of the late

(George) Laverne McQuoid will be holding a Celebration of Laverne's Life, as per his wishes on April 15th, 1 pm-4 pm at the Elks Hall Picton, Royal Canadian Legion area (downstairs bar) Well wishes only. 

St. Gregory's School Gym 7 Owen Street Picton Saturday, April 29 8am-1pm


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HUNTER, Beverly Ann

It’s with our deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of Beverly Ann Hunter (nee Alyea) who passed away April 10, 2017. Beverly was a beloved resident of the Prince Edward County community since August 20, 1939. She was a loving, beautiful wife, mother, stepmother, grandmother and friend to many in the area. Beverly is survived by her husband Stewart Hunter of Picton. Her son Craig McConnell of Edmonton, daughter Lisa Michelle McConnell of Picton. Her granddaughter Emmalee (Kohlen) McConnell and great granddaughter Bailey Mae. Step daughter Tricia and her children Ethan & Brenna of Calgary. Beverly is also survived by her sisters Karen (Bud) Johnston and Kathy (Paul) Heath and a number of nieces, nephews and friends were touched by her kind soul. Beverly was a retiree from CIBC, Picton Branch and one of the original founders of the “Hayloft”. She also recently retired after volunteering for 15 years with the Second Time Around Shop. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will take place at a later date. If desired donations to the Cancer Society or Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

WHITEFORD, Barbara Jean

Peacefully surrounded by her family at West Lake Terrace on Saturday April 8th, 2017. Barbara Whiteford, formerly of 42 Downes Avenue, Picton at the age of 92. Daughter of the late Albert and Lilian Anderson. Beloved wife of the late Gilbert. Dear mother of Mary Everall (Late Ron) and her partner Brian Langabeer, Barb Norton (Elmer) of Fish Lake and the late James. Dear sister of Marlene Dumont of Edmonton, Alberta and the late Lieta Quaiff, Keith Anderson, Orsene Anderson and Katherine Ozemik. Sadly missed by her 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and her many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, on Thursday April 13th, 2017 at 3 p.m. Friends may visit with the family from 2 p.m. until the time of the service. Reverend Charles Morris to officiate. Cremation has taken place with interment in Cherry Valley Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Loyalist Humane Society or Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated.


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AT 10:30 AM AUCTION SALE - GLEN AND MARILYN BROOKS 374 RIVER VALLEY ROAD, R.R.#4 STIRLING, ONT. 1 mile SOUTH of Stirling on Highway 14 ( Stirling – Foxboro Road) and turn WEST onto River Valley Road for 1 mile. TRACTORS AND TOOLS: 1955 John Deere 40-S row crop gas tractor with front mount blade- running condition; Oliver 550 gas tractor – good running condition; International “H” row crop gas tractor – running condition; Carlisle electric powered golf cart – running condition; King Cutter 3 point hitch PTO 6 ft finishing mower, Ford 3 point hitch 6 ft scraper blade, Allis Chalmers 2 furrow plow, slush scraper, 5’ x 8’ single axle utility trailer, National gas powered reel type lawn mower, 38” lawn sweeper, 300 gallon steel water tank on single axle trailer, Echo grass trimmer, garden trailer, garden tools, Wheel Horse 5500 w portable generator, Honda 4 hp water pump, shop vac, Hitachi metal cutting chop saw, Power Fist hi pressure washer, Job Mate portable air compressor, ¾” socket set, flat wrenches, power tools, jack all, chains, come-a- longs, extension cords, bench grinder, hardware, aluminum ladder, HOUSEHOLD CONTENTS – SELL AT 10:30 AM antique oak china cabinet with curved glass sides, Yamaha Clarinova electric piano, antique high chair, oak dining table and chairs, Royal Albert “Val Dor” dinnerware,crytsal, living room furniture, bedroom furniture, Gazelle exerciser, 3 Royal Doulton figurines, cookware, glassware’s, collectibles, Christmas decorations, numerous other articles. TERMS - CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082 www. for photos



PUBLIC AUCTION SALE 10:00 AM Viewing prior to sale or by contacting Baycrest Marina 613-476-5357 Sale to be held at Baycrest Lodge Marina, North Shore Big Island For Sale under the repair storage Liens Act 1990 C.R.25 30ft Windward Warrior-mast-rigging-sails-cradle stands, no engine. Needs repair to gunnels and interior cabinetry. 30ft Grampian-mast-rigging incl. roller reefing-sails. Atomic four engine in good running condition. Includes cradle. Need TLC. 27ft Mirage Alegro-mast-rigging-no sails. OMC sail drive-engine not operational. New tandem trailer. 28ft Tanzer-mast-rigging-one sail-no engine. This boat is worth fixing. 26ft Bayliner Express Cruiser-230HP- Volvo I O-good running condition. Needs new soft top & cockpit cushions. 28ft Bayliner Fly Bridge Express Cruiser. 230HP Volvo I O-needs new I O steering pivot & propeller. 39ft Georgian Steel Houseboat 1972-twin screw 130HP Perkins diesel engines & Dana drives. Good running condition. 26ft Lyman Sea Skiff 1969-250OMC I B engine. Custom mooring cover. C&L 16ft Day Sailor-mooring cover, trailer. 24ft Lone Star Aluminum Cruiser-318 Chrysler Volvo I Ounfinished interior & controls. Twin 283 V-8 engines- ready to drop in. See website for photos AUCTIONEER: Gerald Koopmans 613-393-1732


AT 10:00 A.M. ON SITE FARM MACHINERY AUCTION FOR MACDONALD FARMS, R.R. #1 PICTON From Bloomfield follow County Road # 12 south 10 kms. to sale site. (2 kms. past Isaah Tubbs restaurant). Watch for signs. Case-International Axial-Flow 1660 2WD combine ( 5175 hrs.), Case-IH 4 row corn head, Case International 1020 20 ft. Grain head, Case International 2294 4WD tractor with cab ( 6025 hrs.), Case-International 685 4WD tractor open station with Case 2255 loader (tractor needs work), John Deere 350-C crawler track loader (nice shape), White model 508 semi-mount 4 furrow auto reset plow, International 720 semi-mount 5 furrow auto reset plow, International model 610 14 ft. set of discs, Massey Ferguson 259 26 ft. cultivator with harrows, Case-IH 6500 10 ft. 9 shank conser-till chisel plow, 3 PTH 10 & 12 ft. “S” tine cultivators, John Deere 7000 4 row narrow corn planter, International 510 21 run double disc seed drill with grass box, 12 ft. tire packer, New Holland 489 9 ft, haybine, NH 56 side delivery rake, Welger RP 15 4x4 soft core round baler, 28 ft. big bale wagon, New Holland 679 tandem axle spreader with single beater, 7 ft. rotary trail mower, 2 Bruns model 400 gravity wagons on 10 ton double reach Horst running gear, 2 J&M 300 bushel gravity wagons, 25 ft. tandem axle tag a long trailer, older model 20 ft. goose neck stock trailer (sells as is), 14 ft. set of drags/evener bar, several loader buckets, bale spear, calf squeeze chute/headgate, stock water tanks, several fuel tanks, 3 PTH bale spear, electric fence supplies, air compressor, 2 wagon running gears, chain link dog pen, set of plywood 5 ton truck racks, water pump, cream cans, tomato crates, rain barrels, assorted tires & other miscellaneous. Consigned: John Deere 920 2WD tractor (not running). Reason for sale: Farm is sold. See my web site for detailed list & photos. AUCTIONEER: DOUG JARRELL 613-969-1033 TERMS: CASH, DEBIT, VISA, MC OR CHEQUE/ID LUNCH AVAILABLE OWNER AND/OR AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE IN CASE OF ACCIDENT

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Councillors refrain from switching to telephone-only or Internet-only options, noting traditional visit to polling station provides comfort for voters

In-person and online voting options to remain the same for 2018 election CHAD IBBOTSON STAFF WRITER

Municipal and school board election voting options will remain the same as they have for the last couple of elections for 2018. A staff report presented Tuesday outlined several alternative voting options for the next municipal election in October 2018, but council elected to stick with the status quo, which includes both paper and Internet voting. In 2010, a total of 10,614 out of 22,403 eligible electors — 47.38 per cent — voted. That included 9,178 paper ballots and 1,436 Internet ballots. In 2014, a total of 9,637 out of 22,006 eligible electors — 43.79 per cent — voted. That included 7,558 paper ballots and 2,079 Internet ballots. The report says the Municipal Elections Act allows munici-

palities to use alternative voting options that don't require electors to attend a voting location or poll. Other options presented included Internet and telephone voting only and a vote-by-mail only system. The estimated cost for paper ballot and Internet


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voting in 2018 is $130,700, compared to estimated costs for Internet and telephone voting only at between $85,823 and $98,146, and vote-by-mail at $151,841 to $159,983. The majority of council sup-

ported sticking with the paper ballot and Internet options. Among them was councillor Kevin Gale. “I like the Internet, I like everything it can do, but with respect to history and to people

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should continue,” he said. The motion also directs staff to issue a request for proposal for the municipal election services.

TENDER FOR ROOF REPAIR Quinte Conservation is currently seeking prices for the following work to be done on the roof of the office building at 2061 Old Highway 2 in Belleville: • Cost of replacing existing shingles on original part of the building • Cost of a steel roof on the original part of the building • Cost of a steel roof for the new part of the building Tenders will be received by the General Manager/Secretary Treasurer in sealed envelopes clearly marked “Roof Tender” up until 4:00 pm Friday, April 21, 2017. Please submit your tender to the Quinte Conservation office, 2061 Old Highway # 2, Belleville, Ontario. Quinte Conservation reserves the right to refuse any or all tenders. For complete details on the tender please contact Tammy Smith, Corporate Services Manager at (613) 968-3434 or (613) 354-3312 or by emailing


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Save Picton Bay rep wants strong regulation VOTE, from page 1

“We're fighting to keep our schools open and all our young people are leaving, so I just can't support the motion as it is. I support the revitalization of the docks,” Epstein, who initially brought the motion forward at last month's committee meeting, continued to speak in favour of withdrawing council's support for the revitalization. He reiterated his stance that the situation has changed since Picton Terminals first sought council's support last year. “When we passed this motion in May 2016, the understanding brought forward was Picton Terminals was going to go through a rezoning,” he said. “Since that time their position has changed and without that zoning being addressed, I believe it puts the public interest of the County at risk.” He said his intention wasn't to stop Picton Terminals from running a business, but to ensure the protection of Picton Bay and defend municipal jurisdiction. The motion came after council heard another plea from the Save Picton Bay group to examine the


legalities of the operation's zoning. Save Picton Bay board member Brian Etherington told council much has been said about the County's jurisdiction limitations when it comes to marine traffic and pollution, but the municipality does have authority over land use activities. “Respectfully, everyone needs to know if, in fact, Picton Terminals is contravening the existing zoning bylaw or if they are legal non-conforming,” he said. Both the municipal solicitor and solicitor for Save Picton Bay have reviewed, and offered differing opinions on, the zoning. Etherington urged council to seek

out the opinion of a sitting Superior Court judge to interpret the zoning bylaw and decide which opinion is correct. He said such an action is outlined in Section 97 of the Courts of Justice Act. “So, in effect, council could ask for a binding interpretation of the zoning bylaw without asking for an injunction,” said Etherington. Following the meeting, Etherington said he felt there was a lot of confusion on the part of council. He said Save Picton Bay doesn't seek to fight one property owner, but rather is concerned with regulations that will protect the municipal drinking water reservoir and Picton Harbour as a whole. “Save Picton Bay is concerned not about taking jobs away, just about regulation of the facility,” he said. “I think council had to make a point today that they don't want to take jobs away from the county.” Etherington said council's decision not to withdraw support was surprising in light of recent events. Ultimately, he said the objective was to ensure there aren't any impacts on the water and the motion approved by council seeks to do that.

Youth charged following trailer fire near Consecon

A 12-year-old boy is facing charges of arson and breaking and entering to commit an indictable offence following a fire April 4 on County Rd. 49 just outside of Consecon. The Prince Edward OPP reports its officers were called to investigate a suspicious trailer fire at about 7 p.m. that evening, at which time they determined criminal offences occurred. The investigation led police to believe the 12-year-old boy and an 11-year-old accomplice were responsible for damages caused by the fire. The 12-year-old boy was held

for a show cause hearing in Belleville court the next day. The 11year-old boy was not charged as he has not yet reached the age of criminal responsibility. Neither suspect was named due to provisions in the Youth Criminal Justice Act. In other OPP news... n In an unrelated incident April 7, OPP officers observed a vehicle travelling south on County Rd. 49 that appeared to be in disrepair. As officers observed the vehicle, the driver pulled into a driveway, reversed direction, and began to head the opposite direction. Police attempted to execute a traffic stop, but the driver fled the

scene. The search was vacated in the interest of public safety. Later, officers found the vehicle abandoned on County Rd. 35 and the OPP’s Emergency Response Team and canine unit attempted to locate the driver. Officers learned the driver’s identity and found he had outstanding warrants originating in Belleville and Napanee. He was later located inside a residence on County Rd. 35 and arrested. He was charged with fleeing while being pursued by a police officer and held pending a show-cause hearing. -Staff

Incident illustrates value of wearing life jackets RESCUE, from page 2

“Check the condition of your vessel and ensure it is properly prepared for the boating season,” Durkin stated. “Mechanical breakdowns account for a significant number of calls for assistance to the OPP and most of these embarrassing incidents are pre-

ventable by ensuring your vessel is serviceable, you have sufficient gas. Part of being prepared is also making sure that the weather and water conditions are suitable for your day out on the water.” Making sure those around you know your plans and know when you will be returning in another key to avoid pressing first

responders into service. “Making sure you have all your required safety equipment, you know where you are going and knowing the body of water is critical,” Manlow said. “This was clearly an unintentional situation.” The fire chief confirmed the rescued party was not wearing a life jacket.



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April 13, 14 & 15 @ 7:00pm Sat. April 15 @ 2:00pm Live on Stage THE MAGIC OF LAUGHTER With Illusionist MAVIRO Emmanuel Baptist Church April 16 @ 7:00pm, April 18 @ 3:30pm & 7:30pm April 20 @ 2:00pm

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Sesquicentennial Celebration Concert Canadian selections celebrating Canada’s 150th Featuring the world premiere of a newly commissioned piece by James Wright with text by AL PURDY

Mother’s Day, May 14, 2017 at the

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2 pm Tickets $25 through the Regent Theatre, 613-476-8416, or online at A portion of the proceeds will help support the A-Frame Association,, a heritage group which supports new poets via Al Purdy’s cottage on Roblin Lake. This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between, the Prince Edward County Community Foundation in conjunction with Canada 150 and co-sponsored by the Quinte Arts Council, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast.


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Wed. April 26 @ 8:00pm THE WRITES OF SPRING with Tim Baker, Amelia Curran, Donovan Woods and Hawksley Workman

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Pasternak offers new twist on tale of heroism from First World War Child Soldier From Hilier performed on occasion of 100th anniversary of Battle of Vimy Ridge JASON PARKS STAFF WRITER

A revised take on a historical Prince Edward County tale was unveiled Sunday. Child Soldier from Hillier, a Suzanne Pasternak-penned production of the story of Robert Clarence Thompson's efforts to serve in the First World War was offered to about two dozen people at the House of Falconer. That audience included members of the Thompson family who travelled from Southwestern Ontario to view the musical retelling of the 13-year-old Hillier Township native and his several attempts to enter the Great War. Originally uncovered by the late Al Capon, the local historical authority's column in the WhigStandard about Thompson was the basis of Pasternak's production which was first offered about a decade ago inside the Black Creek chapel.Later, the production would make its way to Teeswater, Ont. where the Thompson family relocated in the late 192's for a small engagement. But the story, which was largely fictionalized in order to fill the biographical holes, laid dormant.

“I didn't know the Thompson family and only knew what Al Capon had written about the child that tried to enlist for service the Empire during the Great War,” Pasternak said. The bare bones of the story involved Thompson first enlisting in 1915 at the age of 13 and staying with the army for a total of 33 days before his father managed to track his son down and drag him back to the family farm west of Wellington. Undaunted, Thompson enlisted again in 1916 and was sent to France where he saw his first military action, ultimately fighting as part of the four Canadian Divisions that finally took Vimy Ridge in April 1917. Thompson's age was discovered yet again and the young man was sent back to Canada in October 1917 but his time as a civilian was brief as he reenlisted in Toronto within the month. Thompson would wind up being sent to Halifax to serve in the recovery efforts after the catastrophic explosion in December 1917 and later sent to France.

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Thompson helped with preparations for monumental battle STORY, from page 36

There he reached the rank of sergeant-major by the time the Armistice was signed. After meeting and building relationships with the Thompson family, Pasternak said she went back to Child Soldier in recent years, yearning to have the tale historically and biographically correct. That involved research into the Halifax explosion and Pasternak admitted she got sidetracked when she came upon a report to the Governor of Massachusetts from the head of the rescue mission that left Boston and went to Halifax to assist in the aftermath of what was the largest man-made explosion until the bombing of Hiroshima. That research spawned a literary effort Pasternak expects to release later this year. “After that, I was able to turn my sights to our guy from Hillier,” Pasternak explained. A freelancer helped Pasternak with research at the National Archives in Ottawa and between that comprehensive and detailed examination of Thompson's military career and the Thompson family's own history, Pasternak has been able to revive and revise



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CHILD’S PLAY Actors (from left) Codie Goodman, Maeve Sanderson and Cori Goodman join performers Suzanne Pasternak, Mark Despault and Lenni Stewart at Sunday’s performance of Child Soldier from Hillier at the House of Falconer. The story is based on the life of Clarence Thompson. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)

Child Soldier from a fictionalized tale to one based on fact. The production includes letters written by Thompson to his family back home, original and popular songs from the period performed by Pasternak, Mark Despault and Lenni Stewart as well as some crafted letters from Cori Goodman, Codie Goodman and Maeve Sanderson. According to Pasternak, those aforementioned letters, written by the female cast members themselves offer a level of levity. While the author can't be completely sure the Thompson family

took part in the program, it was a regular practice for young girls from the cities to be stationed in rural Canada to assist with farm work while men were away fighting the Hun. “There were certainly young ladies brought into Prince Edward County at the time to help out with the farm work and these letters add humour along with sorrow,” Pasternak said. Much of the research on Thompson has helped Pasternak determine exactly what the young farm boy was doing while he was in service to the Empire.

For example, Thompson was a member of the Pioneer Battalion, a group of soldiers that were miners, farmers and lumberjacks in their non-military lives. “The research indicates he and this battalion helped prepare Vimy Ridge before the attack. They were digging tunnels and trenches and laying barbed wire under the cover of night before April 9, 1917,” Pasternak said. “It's really heroic what this group was able to do, under fire while being bombed and gassed while literally laying the groundwork for Canada's first military triumph.”


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