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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014


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County plans to study stormwater drainage in Delhi Park PAge 2


PeCi students find formal outlets at Prom Project PAge 9

A young Easter egg hunter talks over technique with a bossy cow at the Prince Edward Junior Farmers Easter Egg hunt hosted at Wilhome Farms near Bloomfield Saturday morning. About 50 children and their parents toured the dairy operation before hunting chocolate eggs. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)

County looks to score big by hosting Dudley Hewitt Tournament expected to bring 2,000 visitors to Wellington AdAm BrAmBurger Staff writer


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There’s no question in Terry Shortt’s mind that the top Junior A hockey clubs in central Canada will be well received in Wellington between April 29-May 3. Filling in for Mayor Peter Mertens at a press conference to detail plans for the Dudley Hewitt Cup championship, Shortt acknowledged a passionate following for Canada’s official winter game. “The community is a hockey community, it always has been,” he said. “When I grew up, if you didn't have a pair of skates on by the time you were five there was something wrong.” That said, the joint bid between the Wellington Counting down 2014 Dudley Hewitt Cup co-chair Doug Robinson shares some Dukes and the County to highlights of the upcoming Junior A hockey championship as co-chair Don Cotton looks on. bring the four-team tournament to the Essroc Arena The event runs April 29-May 3 in Wellington. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff) and browse said. studios “It's our hope the many experience<” he represents more than just a chance to satisfy a rabid visitors who come to wit- “They’ll partake in the fare through our many shops fan base. It’s a chance to ness the fight for the cup offered by our many and boutiques.” According to the Counvisit our showcase what this munic- will also take the time to restaurants, enjoy the whole county wineries, our galleries and ty’s community developipality can offer.

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ment director Neil Carbone, an anticipated 2,000 people will visit the area to take in the annual tournament and their presence will inject $300,000 into the local economy. The talk among the officials gathered at the Wellington and District Community Centre Monday was that the event could also lead to more opportunities to host major events. Tournament co-chair Doug Robinson said the dream started back when the Dukes first traveled to the championship in 2003 in Fort Frances. to compete for the regional championship. Then, in 2011, the team returned to tournament in the same year when the host centre was built. That, Robinson said, is when the dream seemed possible. “We had this brand-new facility that we're standing in here and everyone got excited about us being able to host one of our own,” said Robinson. “ I think we got our feet wet when we hosted the Central Canada Cup in 2012 and then went into the bidding process.” A committee was formed to make the bid.

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With a significant amount of partner funding going toward the project, it looks like a stormwater management study will soon be in the works for Picton's Delhi Park. The study was approved at last week's committee-ofthe-whole meeting and will go to council for final approval on April 22. The $240,000 stormwater management study will be undertaken by Quinte Conservation Authority on the municipality's behalf. The majority of the project — $200,000 — will be funded through the Great Lakes Sustainability Fund (GLSF), and Canada-Ontario Agreement Respecting the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem (COA) funding. Another $16,000 will come from the municipality's development charges reserve and the final $24,000 for the project will come from the reserve for studies. Any excess capacity created by the project would be paid for by future development charges. A report submitted to committee of the whole last week says the study would determine required works for stormwater management ponds in Delhi Park that will permit development and redevelopment in Picton's core areas and comply with source water protection requirements. “Staff support undertaking such a study as it would assist development and redevelopment of the Picton core area by providing an end-of-pipe stormwater solution, thereby maximizing the developable land area in the core,” the report says. “As well the study

ColleCtIon area The Marsh Creek through Delhi Park receives runoff from. various storm sewer systems and drains into the Picton Bay, according to reports before council. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

would assist the County in complying with Ministry of Environment request to upgrade these older facilities to modern standards and requirements.” The funding through GLSF and COA will allow for a complete environmental assessment, design, and approvals needed to retrofit stormwater management facilities. It also falls in line with areas targeted by Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan (BQRAP). “The Delhi Park area receives urban runoff from various storm sewer systems and drains it via Marsh Creek into Picton Bay. Some of the runoff is treated by the old pond in Delhi Park, some is treated by the Glenwood Cemetery pond, and some remains untreated,” the report says. “The BQRAP identified Delhi Park as an area for stormwater management improvement in order to help clean up the bay.” The report says the study could be completed within 10 months. Following completion of the study, any recommended construction would come to council via a report. Engineering, development, and works commis-

sioner Robert McAuley said development charge funds could be used as there is a growth-related benefit to the work. “What will happen now is any development in downtown Picton must comply with stormwater management requirements under the source water management legislation,” he said. “They probably can't do that on site or it there would be very little build space on the lots. What's happening is this study will tell us what we can do within the Delhi Park area to mitigate that impact and allow maximized building footprint in the urban area.” He said even without receiving the external funding, the municipality would have had to complete the study. The environment ministry had already ordered the municipality to obtain an environmental compliance approval for the Delhi stormwater pond. “In order to satisfy the MOE’s and source water protection’s requirements a study similar to what is being proposed is required,” the report says.

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014

Committee maintains White Pines heritage report ‘incomplete and deficient’ Staff report suggests wpd Canada’s documents still fail to address visual impacts of turbines on cultural resourses in area Chad Ibbotson

Staff writer

Prince Edward County councillors have given their thumbs down to wpd Canada's White Pines wind development. Councillors approved a prepared list of comments on the project at last week's committee-of-the-whole meeting. They will go to council on April 22 for final approval before they are forwarded to Ministry of the Environment and to wpd Canada, and posted to the environmental registry in response to the project. Council has received a number of deputations recently regarding perceived deficiencies in wpd's heritage assessment report for the project. Last Thursday, committee of the whole recommended council adoption of a motion which calls the heritage report “incomplete and

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deficient” in identifying any visual impacts from turbines and construction impacts the project would have on cultural heritage resources in the study area which includes parts of South Marysburgh and Athol. The motion said the heritage report also lacked identification of appropri-

ate mitigation measures for the heritage resources within the study area, and asks the Ontario Ministry of the Environment to deny wpd Canada's Renewable Energy Approval (REA) application for the White Pines Wind Project. The motion also asks that if the REA is given, that the ministry modify the project to remove or relocate three turbines (T07, T09, and T11) that will have impacts on adjacent heritage resources. Comments from councillors on the subject were limited, but South Marysburgh councillor Barb Proctor expressed her support for the motion. “I certainly will support this motion and request that this approval be deemed incomplete and deficient in the identifica-

tion of visual obstruction impacts,” she said. “Simply because we have so much work and valid challenge to this REA process regarding heritage and we can't stifle those comments and that sentiment.” The wpd project was previously circulated for public and municipal comments in 2012. A report presented to the committee last week says many of the wpd reports filed with the current REA are the same reports staff reviewed in 2012. In terms of the revised heritage report, the report to committee says the Prince Edward Heritage Committee Advisory (PEHAC) raised a key concern with the methodology and lack of a consistent approach used by the consultants to identify impacts

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Council seeks staff report on use of neonicotinoid chemicals on local crops Deputation discusses the negative effects of widely used insecticides on bee and butterfly populations in North America and Europe was contaminated dust gen- harder and harder and hard- letting beekeepers know Chad Ibbotson concern to our food produc‘There’s no erated during the planting of er each year.” tion as well as even our econahead of time when they Staff writer treated corn seed. omy at the end of the day,” question bees She said butterflies have will be planting. The Pest The municipality will be she said. “We need to know “The chemicals, while also been hit especially hard, Management Regulatory are dying — exploring the use of certain how best as a municipality helpful to farmers in the saying it harkens to the eco- Agency (PMRA) have also types of insecticides on local we can help.” they’ve been hit short term, are now consid- logical movements of the altered the rules for farmers crops after hearing from a ered unsustainable by many 1960s and 1970s inspired by using neonicotinoid-treated The chemicals are widely and they’ve group of residents con- used in Ontario and Quebec and are going to damage the Rachel Carson environ- seed. The only seed flow cerned with the chemical's farming in meaningful long mental science book Silent lubricant permitted when been hit harder while planting corn and impact on the populations of term,” MacNaughton said. other crops. The seed is coatSpring, which led to the ban using the chemicals is Fluand harder...’ local honey bees and other In December, Europe of DDT for agricultural uses. ency Agent, which reduces ed with the chemical, which pollinators. Committee of the whole voted on Thursday to have staff come back to a future committee meeting with a report on how best to deal with the insecticides, called neonicotinoids. The issue was also referred to the municipality's agricultural advisory committee for comment. Councillor Bev Campbell made the motion to have staff come back with a report examining the issue. “I have to agree the loss of bees is absolutely a serious

artificially mimics nicotine's insecticidal properties and damages the nervous systems of living organisms. Speaking on behalf of a group of local residents calling themselves “Bee-Active,” Kate MacNaughton asked councillors at last week's committee-of-the-whole meeting to call for the initiation of a moratorium on the use of the chemical. MacNaughton said the use of neonicotinoids has become widespread over the last 15 years. A release from the


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While MacNaughton and the Bee-Active group were calling for a moratorium, Prince Edward County Federation of Agriculture president John Thompson advocated for more vigilant measures to limit contamination and spread of the chemicals. Thompson said farmers are already being urged to limit the use of vacuum planters with treated seed to limit contaminated dust. He said Health Canada has released some best practices for farmers for the 2014 season. These include evaluating fields to determine if there is a high risk that warrants using treated seed, avoid planting treated seed in dry, windy conditions with vacuum planters, and

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Marina fuel supplies to run dry this summer as County moves to replace tanks, lines Boaters will have to seek alternative site to fill up for over a month Chad Ibbotson

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out of servICe Boaters visiting Picton Marina will not be able to access the gas pumps for most of July and August this year as the County is poised to replace its fuel tanks and supply lines. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

closure of fuel services during the busy summer boating season, such as temporary above-ground fuel tanks. McAuley said that route has been explored by staff and was found to be impossible due to costs and regulations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Both the conservation authority and TSSA would not support it, they view it â&#x20AC;&#x201D; even if it's temporary â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as a new fuel installation and must comply with all the requirements,â&#x20AC;? McAuley said. He said staff have also been advised that allowing boaters to use portable fuel cans to fill up at the marina is also not an option. McAuley said he was told to dissuade boaters from using portable fuel cans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we see such a practice, we have been more or less told that we should have that boat ejected because that is not considered suitable practice for any boat operator,â&#x20AC;? he said. While Councillor Bev Campbell supported the

replacement of the tanks, she said July 4 to Aug. 15 is the heart of the boating season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For there to be no fuel available during that period of time and even conceivably the possibility of no pumpout facility available for some of it, will be a hardship for sure,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I understand it can't be avoided and we certainly have to do the work.â&#x20AC;? Campbell called for â&#x20AC;&#x153;serious communicationâ&#x20AC;? in an effort to spread the word and make certain that all boaters in the region are aware Picton Marina will be without fuel for that period of time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There should be notices at the marinas on either side â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in Trenton and Belleville, at Bath â&#x20AC;&#x201D; because it's a long way from Picton Harbour to any other source,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;Ś The best thing we can do is some serious communication and signage everywhere.â&#x20AC;? A report presented to the committee last week says the



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5) It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to complete the entry form and tags, tags are to be signed by the exhibitor and attached to the item. 6) Entries must be those of the exhibitor and have not been previously entered, with the exception of the following classes - Poultry, Cattle, Horses, Dogs and Cats. 7) Entries are to be of the size, quantity and/or features as defined in their class to qualify for prize selection. (NOTE: This information is listed in the Prize List Book for each class).

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It looks like Prince Edward County boaters may have to plan their trips more carefully this summer. Last week committee of the whole gave the nod to a motion to issue a tender to replace Picton Marina's underground fuel tanks and supply lines with required double-walled systems to meet a compliance order from the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA). Council has already included the estimated $140,000 cost to do the work in the 2014 budget. The estimated time for construction is six weeks or less, but the TSSA will allow the county to continue to dispense fuel only until July 3. This means that from July 4 to approximately Aug. 15, the County will discontinue fuel services at the marina while the construction is completed. Following the construction, it also appears the cost of fuel will by going up by an additional 10 cents per litre. The issue will go before council on April 22. Engineering, development, and works commissioner Robert McAuley said while the municipality has allotted six weeks for the construction, it could take as little as three. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously they will try to keep it closed as little possible,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will likely take three weeks to dig up what's there, investigate the soils, deal with any remedial work, and put the new tanks in.â&#x20AC;? McAuley said the soil beneath the tanks will still have to be sampled to test for any spills, but he said there's no evidence the tanks are leaking. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There could be further issues although there's no evidence the tanks are actually leaking,â&#x20AC;? he said. Councillors bandied about ideas to mitigate the

old fuel tanks will be replaced with new underground double-walled storage tanks, new dispensers, and a monitoring system to detect leaks. The new tanks will allow the municipality to continue to sell fuel and are expected to last 40 years. The report says 80,000 litres of fuel was sold at the marina in 2013. Current prices for fuel are set using the municipality's bulk fuel cost plus an additional 30 cents to cover the cost of labour. The report says an additional 10 cents â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to bring the cost to the bulk rate plus 40 cents â&#x20AC;&#x201D; would allow the municipality to pay back the cost of the tanks in 17.5 years. McAuley said the new price will still keep the municipality's fuel competitive with other local marinas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didn't suggest going higher other than the cost of the infrastructure because that would have put us at the top end of the (fuel cost) range,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Likewise, we didn't suggest going any lower because we really do have to pay for the cost of the marina, the labour, and the

replacement.â&#x20AC;? McAuley said a lot of fuel dispensing operations at marinas are becoming privatized. He said he believes this

will lead to higher fuel costs in those facilities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We're comfortable with this price range and it covers our costs,â&#x20AC;? he said.

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014


Looking back in the

Picton Gazette 90 years ago — 1924

n After much deliberation, Picton council finally decided to commit $5,000 to purchasing a new school site and fitting it for Kindergarten purposes as requested by the board of education. The funding was based on the board ensuring the site would be up to the standard set by the Ministry of Education and would not be closed by the provincial authority. n More than 1,000 people attended a graduation ceremony at the Picton Methodist Church as the hospital turned three nursing graduates in the health-care field at the completion of their studies. Hospital president R. Davison shared that 1,253 patients had been served at the hospital since it opened five years earlier. Patients’ per-day costs ranged from $1.50 to 5.50, the latter for bedroom arrangements including a private bathroom. n The County Board of Trade expressed concern about the illegal trapping of fish in East and West Lake and its impact on tourism. Its members called on provincial authorities to enforce the laws.

70 years ago — 1944

n An objective of $1,100,000 was set for the county for the sixth Victory Bonds loan program. Each municipality had its own target with Picton’s the largest at $392,500 and Athol and North and South Marysburgh the lowest, each asked to raise $32,500 to help the war effort. A great parade from the Armouries past the cenotaph and back was planned to kick off the campaign to raise the money. n The Cement Karrier was the first boat passing down the bay from Point Anne along the county shoreline that spring. At that point, even the Glenora ferry had to delay its crossings due to ice. n An egg believed to set an all-time size record was brought to the Gazette office. A white leghorn yearling hen from Maurice Head’s farm on South Bay measured 9.5 inches by 8.5 inches. When opened, another complete egg was found inside and neither had any yolk. It was stated it had to be seen to be believed.

60 years ago — 1954

n Former County warden E.B. Purtelle passed away in Kingston General Hospital. Besides politics, Purtelle was well known for his contributions to agriculture. He was a leader in making the county a tuberculosis-free area for cattle and he was also a pioneer in the local canning industry. n Navigation in the Picton harbour opened with the arrival of the C.S.L. freighter Weyburn and Capt. Klaus participated in the traditional top hat ceremony. The Weyburn loaded 300 tons of canned goods in Picton to carry west.

20 years ago — 1994

n Construction began on two new fast food restaurants in Picton as a Tim Hortons was being built next to Home Hardware and McDonalds was being built in the Gardiner’s Village Centre. Both 40-seat restaurants were expected to be completed within three months. n Trustees with the Prince Edward County Board of Education raised concerns about the province’s plan to destream Grade 9 classes in fall 1994. n Picton passed a bylaw requiring dog owners to clean dogs’ droppings.



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Three swans a swimming in area waters

There was a time when the Bay of Quinte region had no swans. Hard to believe. The trumpeter swan had long been extirpated from the region due to hunting; the mute swan had not yet found its way into the region; and we were so far removed from the normal migration route of Tundra Swans that seeing one in the area was an unusual event. Today, all that has changed. There are three species common to our area. We can now count the day lost when we don’t spot a swan somewhere in Bay of Quinte waters. Perhaps the most obvious is the mute swan. Despite their name, they do have a voice, albeit muffled. Mute Swans are not native to this area; they were introduced many years ago as an ornamental swan for parks and other confined areas. A few eventually escaped into the wild and by 1958, were actively breeding, and multiplying, in the Great Lakes. The very first mute swan made its debut in the Quinte region at Consecon Lake, in 1963. The Great Lakes population has since expanded to an estimated 10,000, doubling every five years or so. In fact, the Prince Edward County and Quinte region in general, probably harbour the largest breeding population of Mute Swans in eastern Ontario. The damage that these large, aggressive, territorial birds cause is well documented. They displace other nesting waterfowl within their large territories and consume large amounts of submerged aquatic vegetation by

The Easter story of Christ’s crucifixion will come to life at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Bloomfield this weekend. On Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 11 a.m. a cast of 40 will re-enact the last day’s of Jesus’ life on earth, followed by his resurrection and

uprooting twice as much plant material as they actually consume. There is grave concern over the future of other waterfowl species too due to their extremely aggressive nature during the breeding season when territories have been established. When patrolling their appointed space, adult swans will often drown any waterfowl species that dare enter their chosen territory. They often attack canoeists and kayakers out for a paddle and their powerful wings are capable of breaking an arm. At all other times of the year, they are passive birds and the symbol of grace and beauty as they readily take food from the hands of the admiring public. For many years, the mute swan’s counterpart, the much smaller tundra swan, formerly known as the whistling swan, was also a rare occurrence in our area. An Arctic breeder whose home is so far north that it barely touches Ontario, thousands migrate from wintering grounds at

Chesapeake Bay, and pass over Lake Erie every March. In recent years, their migration route has expanded, and Tundra Swans are commonly seen in our region too each spring and fall. Twenty years ago, it was also rare for a tundra swan to show up anywhere in our region during winter; they always migrated to Chesapeake Bay. Today, large numbers are now wintering here as more open conditions during winter offer shelter while an abundance of zebra mussels provide adequate food for their stay. The trumpeter swan is even larger than either the tundra or mute swan and resembles the tundra swan so closely that it takes a trained eye to separate the species when viewed from a distance. The larger size and some facial features around the forehead separate the tundra from the trumpeter. It has been only in recent years that the trumpeter swan has been added to the swan species regularly seen in our area now. Trumpeter swans once nested across eastern North America in precolonial times, but were extirpated by early European settlers before the mid-1800s. By 1900, they were nearly extinct and survived only in remote parts of Alaska, Alberta, and the greater Yellowstone region. Retired Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources employee, Harry Lumsden, initiated a re-introduction program in Ontario in 1982. Birds were released at over 50 sites, including the Wye Marsh in 1982, and at Prince Edward County in 2006. In Prince

Edward County, those releases took place at Big Island near Demorestville (15 birds), and the following week, at Huff’s Island (11 birds). In 1993, the first wild nesting in Ontario occurred at Wye Marsh and nesting Trumpeter Swans can now be found in isolated locations throughout the areas of release. Historically, Trumpeter Swans also migrated in winter to Chesapeake Bay, but having lost their migratory instinct over the last 100 years of near absence from our area, trumpeter swans now wander around locally seeking any open water free from ice where they can spend the winter. While many bird species are declining dramatically in numbers, it is encouraging to see the swan family doing well and establishing their niche in the Bay of Quinte region. Despite the current concerns over the burgeoning mute swan populations, all swan species appear to be getting along amicably, adding a sense of majesty and gracefulness on our local waters. Sometimes in our tampering with Mother Nature, we can produce some unexpected results. A successful re-introduction of a native species, too much of a good thing with a non-native species, and changes in wintering and feeding behaviour of a migratory species.

offer an explanation of the meaning of the events of the first Easter as part of The Three Crosses. The story will look at the perspective of those who were there with Jesus, including the thieves who died on the crosses to his right and left, Simon, who carried his cross,

and the notorious Barabbas, who was freed for the Jews by Pontius Pilate in place of Jesus that passover. The message is portrayed with music, video, and drama and it also includes modern reflections by three people whose lives were impacted by

the message of the cross. There will be child care for children from pre-Kindergarten to Grade 3 during the shows. In past years, the re-enactments have been well attended, audiences are invited to come early.


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sPecial celeBration It was a party a century in the making as the Machpelah Rebekah Lodge #144 celebrated their 100th anniversary Friday evening at the Prince Edward Yacht Club. (Top) Honoured with certificates of service were (Back Row, L-R) Myrna Martin, Diana Maxwell, Lynda Parks Sahadat, Noble Grand Lois Smith, Certificate presenter & Rebekah’s Assembly President Cindy Earhart, Bernice Hall-Stevenson, (Front, L-R) District Five Deputy Ruth McMullen, Helen Kemsley, Edith Hubbard, Gena Miller and Ruth Morris (Jason Parks/Picton Gazette)

It’s time for Ontario to look away from Beer Store monopoly

IT appears the owners of the Beer Store will go to any lengths to maintain a monopoly that most Ontarians don’t even know they have, just so they can maintain their own profit margins moving forward. Over the last few days, an advertising campaign sponsored by the Beer Store attempted to strike fear into the hearts of Ontario residents by suggesting that convenience store clerks would be irresponsible in their duty to prevent sales to minors. Despite that message, there doesn’t seem to be much data that would suggest the Beer Store can keep alcohol away from minors any better than retailers in a host of jurisdictions that already allow free competition in the sales of alcohol. We’re not scared, nor worried to make a change. Last December, the Beer Store released a discussion paper stating that Ontario residents would likely pay $10 more for case of 24 beers if government somehow corner stores to have the privilege of selling suds. Again, it doesn’t seem to compute when published 2013 comparisons show that prices for the same beer in freemarket Quebec were on average $9 less than in Ontario and the prices across the border in New York State appear even more favourable. Again, no one was fooled by this suggestion. Other brewers could offer it cheaper. A 2013 Angus Reid survey supported by the convenience stores suggests that only 13 per cent of Ontario residents know that their Beer Store is not operated by the government itself, but rather by the multinational parent companies of three Ontario breweries — Molson, Labatt, and Sleeman. Through their arrangement with the province, these companies can control distribution and pricing and they’re also able to impose fees on other breweries to have their products sold at the Beer Store. Barring direct craft beer sales and those sales from the LCBO itself, it dominates the market share of beer sold in this province It sounds like a pretty favourable deal when one thinks about it. It’s not exactly clear what the province gets out of the arrangement to leave the Beer Store in the hands of these companies, other than perhaps the convenience of dealing with one consortium when it comes to regulation and taxation. At least in the case of the LCBO, another institution that stifles the notion of a free market for all, the province owns the distribution chain itself and can argue it’s a public asset — though many have argued the private sector could do it just as well for less overhead and allow more players into the market, including Ontario-based companies. With respect to the Beer Store, however, when one looks at its actions in recent months, it becomes clear there is an obvious benefit to it keeping its majority and it’s not afraid to campaign to keep that benefit. While many of us may enjoy partaking in the odd beverage it distributes, we’re not inebriated enough to believe the message. It’s time to look at ending this governmentsupported monopoly and let the marketplace work.

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014

Become a volunteer member of the library board

The end of the four-year term for the Library board is approaching and following this tenure of dedicated service to the County of Prince Edward Public County Library & Archives, some members of the board will be choosing to move on. This means that applications to become a volunteer board member will be sought after the upcoming municipal election in October. The role of a library board trustee is an important one as members work together to determine the direction of the community’s library services. This is accomplished through analysis, development and decisions based on the needs of the community, all the while following the guidelines of Ontario’s Public Libraries Act. Those interested in becoming board members must be 18 years of age or older, Canadian citizens, and residents of the municipality for which the board is established. In addition to these requirements, applicants might like to know other details of the position and qualities that help foster a strong Board that is committed to the advancement of the library and meeting the needs of the community. The time commitment for a board member includes 10 regular monthly meetings per year, each approximately three hours long. Prior to the meetings, there is also time required to read and consider reports and other information. These are provided in a meeting package that is prepared in advance. Occasionally, board members may be required to participate in public participation meetings designed to seek input on key library matters. They may also elect to participate on ad hoc committees of the board such as finance or personnel committees. For example, the current board has been very active with various committees, including a facilities and services review committee, which held public consultations throughout the county.


The results of the consultations are available from chief executive officer Barbara Sweet. Essential to being a library board member is a conviction that the public library is uniquely important to the life of the county. Leadership experience, business acumen, a financial or legal background, an ability to seek and listen to input from all stakeholders, and an ability to keep an open mind are some of the attributes that an ideal candidate may possess. The goal is to have representation from residents in every ward of the county. Municipal council appoints members to the County of Prince Edward Public Library & Archives board of directors and invitations to apply will be advertised by the County after the election. The library is not responsible for the appointment of board members, however, inquiries of a general nature regarding becoming a member can be directed to Sweet at 613-476-5962 or by e-mail: An updated orientation package is being developed and will be available in time for those interested in applying. For those who may not be interested in governance, there are many other ways to help the library, including communicating your support for libraries to council candidates.


Picton Kinsmen Club member Larry Craig holds up some of the baked goods up for grabs while auctioneer Gerald Koopmans entices a bid at the service club’s annual furndrasing auction Saturday night. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff) The Picton Gazette welcomes letters to the editor of 500 words or less. The letters may be edited for clarity, legal ramifications, length or general taste at the editor’s discretion. We also reserve the right to refuse to publish submitted letters for the same reasons. Letters published do not necessarily reflect the views of the Gazette, its publisher, or staff. Submitted items become property of the Gazette.

The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary honoured long serving volunteers at its annual volunteer appreciation tea at the Picton United Church Hall on Sunday. Honoured for their years of service and membership to the PECMHA were: (Back row, L-R) Susan Law, Dorothy Speirs-Vincent, Shirley Oliver, Pam Strachan, Ursula Cattelan, (Front, L-R) Rebecca MacKellar, Wanda Strachan, Fran Donaldson, Virginia Blakely and Ann White. (Jason Parks/Gazette Staff)

Those honoured for thier cumulative hours of service to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Sunday were (from left) Lori Markland, Josie Eaglesham, Sue Law, Ginny Vincent, Marion Smith, Charlie Vincent, Fran Donaldson, Jill Currah, Jacqui Ireland and Linda Wadforth. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)

The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary celebrated those volunteers that went above and beyond in 2013 with the annual Mae West awards. Honoured by the PECMHA Sunday at their annual volunteer appreciation tea were (from left) Denise Ward, Beverly Thompson and Catherine Walker. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)


Church yard bullying appears alive and well

It is with great sadness that I must give up volunteering at the Picton United Church County Food Bank (PUCCFB). Anyone who knows me knows that my Friday mornings there come first in my life after my family. The PUCCFB volunteers have been a family dedicated to the cause of helping not only hungry people of the county, but also each other when support is needed. I know this firsthand. After open heart surgery two years ago, my first outing was a visit to the food bank where I received hugs and well wishes. A year later when my husband passed away, I was once again blessed with hugs and comfort from my food bank family which helped me immensely in the very huge task of moving forward. For 13 years, I have looked forward to Friday mornings more than anything else I do on a daily

basis. Now, however, there is a very black cloud over the PUCCFB due to the most wrongful of wrongs in the dismissal (“services no longer required” letter, also called a resignation) of four key volunteers for no reasonable reason. Rev. Hal Wilson and his wife Olive also fell victim to this kind of abuse. Hal, as we all know him, is such a fine person and we miss his cheerful smile and great sense of humour as he made his way around the busy food bank with a friendly greeting for all. This group of seemingly power-hungry persons have done a great injustice and caused a huge loss not only to the church, but also to the community in general. We are not told the “why” but we can only surmise with the evidence that we have. All those around the county who know our

beloved Pat Romkey also know the amount of praise for her knows no bounds. With no remuneration, the hours, time, travel, patience, kindness, and dedication are what her soul is made of. She not only handles the day-today involvements of the food bank, she also shops at her own expense for special items as toys and dolls for children who come into the food bank so they have those “extras” for Christmas. She endeavoured to have the Picton United Church become a member of the Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) to reap the many benefits offered not only to the food bank, but also the people who come there, but those muscle-flexing powers that be, being afraid of losing control would not go for it. At the meeting of the church directors and volunteers, April 4, I asked if in the new “management” of the

food bank, the funds in the food bank account would be used only for the food bank. I was assured it would be and that it would be illegal to use it for anything else. The PUCCFB is being asked to use some of its money for costs other than food, however,when our churchs’ future committee demands the food bank pay $5,500 for 2012 and 2013 for a total of $11,000 for hydro and utilities, then $500 a month for a term of seven yaers? This is the money donated for food by people of the county. What happens if donations fall short in lean times? For sure, the church won’t have money to spare. People just won’t eat? My husband and I agreed upon our deaths, memorial donations would go to the PUCCFB. That has occurred once, but not again. Joan Gibson West Lake

Common sense solution required for coyote issue

We have had a third backyard visit from a coyote. Because the animals have displayed no fear of humans whatsoever, I telephoned the Ministry of Natural Resources in Kingston. I discovered that there is no ministry program in place to cull the coyote population. There is, however, a hunting season which in now in

place. It was suggested that we hire a hunter with a valid license. Apparently coyote birthing season is on the horizon and there will not only be more mouths to feed but also more destruction. It was suggested that I look up the Oromocto, New Brunswick coyote report. I did and it mirrors what is occurring in Picton down to the point that

friends within the city limits had a deer attack on their private property. Unfortunately when coyotes are not afraid of urban sites or people, the next step could well be an attack on a small child. Then public outcry will demand that hunters be hired to track down the perpetrators and dispose of them. Regrettably this will

be too late for a child, pets and livestock. County council and the ministry have to address this problem here and now or be willing to accept the consequences of sloughing off a request that is not alarmist but common sense. Janet Bingham Picton


The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014

Prom Project returns to PECI for third year Event offers students chance to pick out gently-used formal wear AdAm BrAmBurger

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They shall go to the ball — and they shall go in style. The Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Learning Foundation (HPECLF) brought its Prom Project to PECI for a third consecutive year with some help from staff and girls’ group members who got to spend last Friday afternoon as personal shopping consultants. One of the students helping others find formal wear was Camelia Maracle. She explained the Prom Project was started to allow students who couldn’t afford to buy fancy, new formal wear a chance to receive something nice and take part in events like proms, graduations, or even weddings. Maracle said in the first half-hour of the five-hour exhibition, business was quite steady. “A lot of people left with beautiful dresses,” she said. “It was really picked over within the first hour.” Maracle listed off a number of designer labels she saw on the racks before she found her own prom dress with a glittery pink top and long cranberry skirt. “It’s so cute, It’s really ‘me’ for prom,” she said. Staff organizer Caryn Phoenix-Renz said many of the students left feeling like they found good deals as well. She added that had a lot to do with the generosity of donors from the county — including some teachers — who brought their dresses straight to PECI. “People were very generous this year,” she said. “Some of the dresses we have this year, people would pay hundreds for.” Phoenix-Renz said throughout the day, classes have the opportunity to come and “shop” in the gymnasium. Though one would think two students may fight for the same clothing, she said it has generally been a very civil, fun process. Often, she said, students would take time to shop for friends first. “We don’t say no to anybody, come shop and have a lot of fun,” she said. Phoenix-Renz said even the girls who couldn’t find anything suitable for them could arrange through the Learning Foundation to see additional dresses donated in other communities and in a worst-case scenario, there are partnering dress shops who are willing to help out. After picking their dresses, the girls were able to find matching shoes and accessories from items donated. They also had a chance to pick up a clutch, donated by

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Chapman shares his prom suggestions with PECI students, from left, Hanna Daley-Jewell, Rachel Wood, Rachel McDonald, and Danielle Wickware at Prom Project 2014 at PECI last Friday afternoon. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

Bentley’s and receive makeup matching and advice from Glenda Tracey from Shoppers Drug Mart at the Quinte Mall. Marvin Chapman of Flowers by Marvin was also there to talk about arrangements and corsages. He said he always has a steady steam of questions to answer at Prom Project and come time for proms and formals, his generous gift of his time usually translates into repeat business. After being at the school for the past two Prom Project showings, Chapman said he believed this year’s event was the best he attended. “There were a lot more people here this year than last,” he said. The Prom Project does not exclude the male population from participation either. Each year, Lafferty’s donates a number of dress shirts and ties that young men can take

advantage of. Also, at PECI, some of the male teachers do their part by hosting clinics on how to properly tie ties. Phoenix-Renz said she thought the men’s wear moved more quickly this year than it had in past years, showing that more students are embracing that aspect of the program as well. The boutique displays would stay open until about 5 p.m. as Phoenix-Renz said Grade 8 students were also welcomed to visit for their own graduation needs. “The bulk of our business is usually done during our own class time,” she said. Phoenix-Renz also said the school owes thanks to Scott’s Store, Pierson’s Foodland, and the Rossmore Stop for serving as drop-off locations and getting clothing to a dry cleaner and to the HPECLF which organized logistics for the program in eight different secondary schools this year.

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HOSPICE PE is hosting its 3rd Annual “Hike for Hospice” on Sunday May 4th starting at 9am at the PE Community Centre. Hikers, strollers, ramblers & wanderers all welcome. Registration & pledge forms are available at Hospice PE, 40 Downes Ave Picton or online The Canadian Cancer Society looking for Volunteers for Daffodil Days & Canvassers for the month of April. Donate as little as 2 hours during Daffodil Month & make a difference in the fight against cancer. Volunteer to help with Daffodil Pin Sales. Sign up at or call 962-0686.

PICTON FOOD BANK in need of marg containers or similar containers, canned fruit/veggies/ kraft dinner/ juice crystals/pet food. Cash donations always appreciated. LOYALIST HUMANE SOCIETY – Always in need of food, litter, cleaning supplies, paper products as well as kitten food canned & dry. ROTARY CASH CALENDAR WINNERS – Week 12 (Mar 19-25)Marie Dawson, Doug Cutler, Evelyn Beaumont, Tanisha Bryan, Peter Fleming. MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT NETWORK – Picton Support Centre, 333 Main St. Open Mon-Wed-Fri 9:30am – 2:30pm. View the online calendar at or call 471-1347. PE COMMUNITY CARE FOR SENIORS – Office will be closed Good Friday & Easter Monday. Meals on Wheels will be delivered as usual. TOPS #4918 – Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets every Wed at the Anglican Church Hall Picton. Weigh in 5:45 & meeting 6pm. Your first meeting is free! A great way to meet friends & get healthy. Info Gena 399-3461. TOPS – Also meets Tuesday’s 9:30am weigh in & meeting 10am Emmanuel Baptist Church, Bloomfield. Contact Betty 476-3894. ARTS ON MAIN – Spring Show “Swept Away” continues through May 12. 223 Main St. Picton. Info 4765665. PEC PIPES & DRUMS – Practice every Thursday, Picton Town Hall 5:30-8:30pm. Free lessons. No experience necessary. SHOUT SISTER CHOIR – PPicton SS choir welcomes new members. All levels of singers welcome. Practices Thurs evenings 7-9pm St. Mary Magdalene Church 335 Main St. Picton Info: Nancy 453-6570. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS – 12 & 12 meeting every Wednesday 8pm Picton Hospital Boardroom. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS – Discussion meeting every Tuesday 7:30pm Consecon United Church Hall, Consecon. ST. ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH WELLINGTON –The What-Not-Shop – Hours Tues 10-12 noon, Thurs 2-4pm & Saturday 10-12noon. Selling clothes, shoes, bedding & household items. Closed Apr 15 reopen Apr 22. THE HUB CHILD & FAMILY CENTRE – Are you a working parent unable to attend weekday, morning playgroups with your child? The HUB has playgroups for you too! Join for Thursday evening BUSY FEET play group at QE School, 5-7pm and/or Saturday playgroup at the HUB, 10 McFarland Court, Picton 10am12noon. Call the HUB at 476-8142 for info. CAR SEAT INSTALLATIONS & INSPECTIONS – Are available & completed by trained staff of the HUB Child & Family Centre, 10 McFarland Court Picton. To book an appointment call 476-8142. WEDNESDAY MORNING FRIENDSHIP GROUP – Quilts for sale every Wednesday 9am-12 noon at Albury Church, Rednersville Rd. Proceeds to local charities for woment. CHERRY VALLEY YOGA – With Carrie Taylor resumes Apr 3. No class Mar 27. One hour drop-in Yoga Classes $5. Thursdays 5:30-6:45pm, Athol Community Hall 1679 Cty Rd 10 Cherry Valley. Presented by the Athol Rec Committee. CHERRY VALLEY GAMES NIGHT – First & third Fridays of the month. Cards, ping pong, Scrabble, board games 7:30-10:30pm. Adults only. Bring snacks & refreshments. Note: No games Apr 18 Good Friday. Apr 11 instead. Athol Community Hall 1679 Cty Rd 10. KNITTING CLASSES – Wednesdays 2-4pm Ameliasburgh Community Hall. ZUMBA CLASSES – With Jen Carter Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm Ameliasburgh Community Hall. NIA FITNESS CLASSES – Dance, Kick, Stretch & Laugh. Classes in Wellington sponsored by the Wellington Rec Committee. Call Gina 399-2588 for info & registration for Spring Classes. CONSECON LEGION –Euchre every Tuesday evening 7pm. Cost $5. (Every 3rd Sunday of the month 1pm/$5). Crib every Wednesday evening 7pm. Cost $5/Mixed Fun Darts every Thursday evening 7pm. BEGINNER FRENCH – Picton Library drop-in 2pm every Thursday with Maurice. FREE DROP IN CHESS – Every Tuesday 1-4pm Picton Br Library. FREE AFTER SCHOOL FUN CLUB – Each Tuesday

4pm Wellington Br Library. ublic Library 7:30pm. APRIL 17 – AL-ANON – Meets Thurs(s) 10:30am Gilead Fellowship Church. 1-866-951-3711. For adults affected by someone’s drinking? APRIL 17 – SOCIAL JUSTICE GROUP – Meets 5:30pm Picton Br Library. Free & all welcome. APRIL 17 – TENANT SCHOOL – Learn your rights as a tenant with a lawyer from the Community Legal Access Centre. Free. 7pm Picton Br Library. APRIL 18 – WELLINGTON LEGION – Legion Closed for Good Friday. No dinner this week. APRIL 18 – PEC PUBLIC LIBRARIES – All branches closed Good Friday. APRIL 18 – SALVATION ARMY – Good Friday Service 10:30am. All are welcome to attend. APRIL 18 – CARRYING PLACE UNITED CHURCH – Good Friday Service 10am. Joint worship with Consecon. All welcome. APRIL 19 – WELLINGTON DISTRICT LIONS CLUB – Selling Donini Chocolate Easter Bunnies on Main St. Wellington 10am-2pm or call Dave 399-5167. APRIL 19 – BONNET MAKING & FACEPAINTING – Milford Br Library 9:30-11am. APRIL 19 – EASTER EGG DYEING – Ameliasburgh Br Library 10am-12noon. APRIL 19 – BONNET MAKING- Picton Br Library 1pm. Story time & meet a baby lamb. APRIL 19/20 – PICTON ROTARY WATERFALL TOURS – Check in with Rotarian upon arrival at each site 11am-4pm. Site #1 Cape Vesey 3718 Cty Rd 8 (E of Waupoos) Site #2 Jackson Falls Cty Rd 17 at Jacksons Falls Cross Rd (E of Milford). Info 476-1309/6065 or Tours made possible by generosity of land owners. Donations for fresh water projects World Wide gratefully appreciated. APRIL 20 – CARRYING PLACE UNITED CHURCH – Easter Sunday worship 10am. Led by the Rev. Dale Estey. All welcome. APRIL 21 – PEC PUBLIC LIBRARIES – All branches closed Easter Monday. APRIL 22 – AL-ANON (adults) & ALATEEN (teens) – Affected by someone’s drinking? 1-866-951-3711. Meets Tues(s) 8pm Gilead Fellowship Church. APRIL 23 – BASIC COMPUTER & E-MAIL – Picton Br Library 10:30am. Registration required with Amanda 476-5962. APRIL 23 – SENIORS LUNCHEON SOCIAL CONSECON – Consecon United Church 12 noon. Soup, bangers & mashed with onion gravy, peas, coleslaw, apple pie, coffee/tea $10/person. Reserve by Tuesday prior by 12 noon by calling 476-7493. Seniors are asked to bring soup bowl, plate, cup & cutlery. Meals can be delivered to shut-in seniors who live near Consecon. Advise when registering. APRIL 24 – AL-ANON – Meets Thurs(s) 10:30am Gilead Fellowship Church. 1-866-951-3711. For adults affected by someone’s drinking? APRIL 24 – KINETTE CLUB OF PICTON – Bridge Luncheon at Picton United Church 12noon-1pm Lunch & 1pm-3pm Bridge. To reserve a table phone Flowers n’ Such 476-0203. Admission $10/person. APRIL 24 – MAKE A SPRINGTIME WREATH – With Hedy Campbell. Free, all supplies provided. Register with Barb 476-5962. APRIL 26 – 2nd ANNUAL NORTH MARYSBURGH TRADE SHOW – Free 10am-1pm North Marysburgh Rec Hall 2699 Cty Rd 8 Waupoos. Showcasing businesses in North Marysburgh. Coffee & goodies. APRIL 26 – EASTERN STAR SPRING TEA – Masonic Hall Picton 11:30-2pm. $7.50 for lunch, desserts. Baked goods & other items available for sale. Proceeds support the local “Food for Learning” program. APRIL 26 – WELLINGTON ELKS COMMUNITY YARD SALE – Allisonville Hall 8am-1pm. Tables $10. Contact Randy 969-0746. APRIL 26 – FRIENDS OF CHRIST CHURCH CEMETERY HILLIER – Meets 1:30pm St. Andrew’s Anglican Church Parish Hall Wellington. Info 968-3320. APRIL 26 – ROTARY CLUB OF PICTON – Presents the 2014 “Mardi Gras”. Open 7pm PE Community Centre. Blackjack Tables, Wheel of Fortune, $1000.Raffle. Live & Silent Auction. Tickets $75. Can be purchased from Rotarians, Williamson Ins, McDougall Ins & Scotiabank. All proceeds toward charitable community projects. APRIL 27 – RELAY FOR LIFE – Vendor & Bake Sale 2544 Old Portage Rd, Carrying Place. Bake Sale & Silent Auction with all proceeds donated to the Canadian Cancer Society through Relay for Life team “Mom’s on a Mission.” Info Jenn 965-5989. APRIL 28 – PE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY – (Picton Fair) General Meeting, 7:30pm Picton Town Hall (Corner Ross & King Sts.) All welcome. Info 476-6154. APRIL 29 – CENTENNIAL ORGAN CONCERT – 7:30pm Performed by Michael Goodwin with Josie Farrar & Michael Dufault, St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, 335 Main St. Picton. Tickets $15 at the door. MAY 1 – PICTON KINETTES SPRING FASHION SHOW – Sponsored by Lady Gray. Picton United Church Centennial Hall 6:30pm. Desserts & Beverage. Tickets $10pp. Available at Flowers N Such, Lady Gray & all Picton Kinette’s. MAY 3 – ST. PHILIP’S ACW YARD & RUMMAGE SALE – St. Philip’s Church Hall Milford 10am-1pm. No early birds please. Info Valerie 476-1633. MAY 3 – WELLINGTON ON THE LAKE – Annual Garage & Bake Sale 8am-1pm 14 Empire Blvd (Hwy 33 & Prince Edward Dr). MAY 2/3 – PE COMMUNITY THEATRE – Presents “Deathtrap” by Ira Levin 8pm Mt. Tabor Playhouse. Advance tickets $14 at outlets or by phone 476-5925.


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Prince Edward County will be teaming with a pair of other local councils in an attempt to ensure a main tourism gateway remains as barrier-free as possible. At last week's committee-of-the-whole meeting, councillors approved a motion to support and contribute to the establishment of a public consultation process which would call for the federal government to rethink its plan to replace the current western swing bridge across the Murray Canal with a new one-lane bridge. The bridge, located south of Brighton, connects Northumberland County and Quinte West with Prince Edward County. The motion requests Parks Canada and other federal officials suspend the current plan “to preserve existing funding, and investigate how to produce the required additional funding for bridge meeting requirements to be identified through a public consultation process.” The motion calls for public input, sharing with the public all existing research and analysis, and a revised replacement bridge that would be adequate for today and for the future. Mayor Peter Mertens said after looking at what the federal government is suggesting, he determined it wouldn't be adequate. “They're suggesting a one-lane bridge. So in addition to having to wait for boats, lanes of traffic now have to wait for light changes to go,” he said. “It is a major entrance point for Prince Edward County.” He said many vehicle GPS devices use the bridge as the shortest route into Prince Edward County. “It shows that bridge and that crossing as the simplest and quickest way into Prince Edward,” he said. “A lot of people use it, a lot of people I've met here use it. It's going to contribute a whole bunch of grief to people who want to come down here.” Similarly, he said a lot of Prince Edward County res-

‘Why they would even suggest a single-lane bridge is totally beyond me.’


idents also use that bridge to visit Brighton Speedway, golf courses, and other destinations west of the municipality. “Why they would even suggest a single-lane bridge is totally beyond me,” he said. “We have to make sure they know we're not supporting a one-lane bridge.” Mertens said he will be attending a public meeting to express Prince Edward County's view next week. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Quinte West council chambers. The meeting is being held by Northumberland-Quinte West MP Rick Norlock and representatives from Parks Canada. A letter from the recently founded non-profit Murray Canal District Organization (MCDO) addressed to the mayors of Brighton, Quinte West, and Prince Edward County, says the plan was presented in a brief public announcement of $4.6 million in funding for the replacement of the bridge. “The Quinte West councillors attending our March 30 meeting also indicated Parks Canada has offered Quinte West additional options whereby Quinte West could choose, on its own accord, to find additional funding to build a more substantial bridge and to take over the operation of the bridge,” the letter says. “Beyond what we have been able to learn in these informal discussions, local or federal government officials have not publicly and substantively shared details of these plans or these options.”

Advance voting dates set for October municipal election

The advance vote times and dates for the October municipal election could be set as soon as next week. The advance vote times, dates, and locations were approved at last Thursday's committee-of-the-whole meeting. They will go to council on April 22 for a final approval. The advance vote would be held on Saturday, Oct. 18

between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. with voting locations at the Prince Edward Community Centre, Ameliasburgh Town Hall, and Milford Town Hall. Internet voting would run from Saturday, October 18 at 12 a.m. to Wednesday, October 27 at 8 p.m.


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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014

Two county chefs prepare to show off their skills on Chopped Canada Woodland, Dowson tape episodes for Food Network show Jason Parks

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A pair of chefs with Prince Edward County connections will be making debuts on the small screen next month, starring in highly rated cooking contest program on Canada's The Food Network. Picton native John Ross Woodland who has worked at the Devonshire Inn and Blumen and Neil Dowson, a Briton who now cooks at Bloomfield's Agraian will take part in upcoming episodes of the hit show Chopped Canada. The program is a realitybased cooking series pitting four chefs against each other competing for a chance to win $10,000. The competition is divided into three rounds — appetizer, entree, and dessert — and forces the four contestants to make the most out of a basket containing four ingredients including one off-the-wall material that typically isn't combined with the other three. Through the timed segments, each chef's creation is judged creativity, presentation, and taste and those that do not make the grade are eliminated until a winner is chosen by the panel of celebrity chef judges. Woodland was working at Blumen during the time of the filming last fall and has since moved on to Tu Casa, a Mississauga restaurant. A PECI graduate and former goaltender of note for the Picton Pirates and Trenton Sting, Woodland would learn his sharp culinary skills at the renowned Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island before returning home to cook. A watcher of the American version of Chopped, he happened to be looking through Kijiji want ads when he stumbled across an ad for the Canadian version. After an application and vetting process, Woodland got the call for an early morning taping. “Leading up to it, I was pretty nervous, I didn't sleep the night before,” Woodland said. “I talked to (Blumen head chef) Andy Feller and we did a lot of research like, if this ingredient comes up,

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Cheesemarket and Speakeasy prepares appetizers Monday. The Coventry native is appearing on the Food Network’s Chopped Canada May 1. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)

here's a direction you can take a dish.We did a couple of practice runs and nerves were there but then the cameras come on and you don't really have time to think and worry.” Like Woodland, Dowson was working at a different restaurant (Waring House) at the time of the taping. Now the ace of the Agra-

ian kitchen, Dowson took a very different route to displaying his culinary skills locally. A Coventry native, Dowson worked his way to be second chef at Savoy's of London before moving to Scotland and meeting his future wife Monica, a Newmarket resident. The couple would wed

with the idea of raising a family in her native Canada. Despite looking elsewhere first, the pair and their daughters would come to Prince Edward County where he would work at the Waring House and, later, East and Main before settling in to the Agraian. Like Woodland, Dowson said he started off as a fan of American version, and once he and Monics discovered there was a Canadian version being developed, it was she that encouraged him to apply. “My wife said you should do it, you've got a good story and half the time that's what gets you in...I was still highly surprised to get the email telling me I was selected,” he said. The process of working in a pressure-packed kitchen that was unknown and full of competitors was a tall order for the keen chef. “It's probably one of the hardest things I've ever done. I'm feel like I'm pretty good at my job and I can work inside a comfort zone but this was something completely different, there's people in your face and it can be really stressful. The first round is tougher but once you start to get used to the surroundings, it's a little easier,” he said. Both have been sworn to secrecy by Shaw Media in terms of ingredients and results, however, synopsis of each episode is posted on the


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star? “I want to watch but at the same time, I want to hide behind the couch,” Dowson joked. “It's not something I was too comfortable with but it will be nice for my wife and kids to see me on television. Woodland will likely feel the same way, but he will have to get over it quickly. Thanks to his appearance on Chopped, he and members of Tu Casa will be cooking for Beverly Thompson and the cast of Canada AM on CTV the following morning. “We did a tasting menu for her and she loved it, so we are supposed to cook for her the morning (May 16) after the show,” Woodland said.

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014

County Community Foundation continues to streamline Vital Signs work Councillors updated on four priority areas identified for projects Staff writer

The County Community Foundation is hoping to improve the quality of life in the county by spurring on actions to address significant local needs as identified through their recently released Vital Signs report. Project leader Brian Beiles spoke to councillors at last week's committee-of-thewhole meeting to provide a progress report on the organizations recent actions and future plans. While the Vital Signs report identified 11 key issue

areas, Beiles said the organization has since prioritized those key issues to four groups: Food insecurity, learning, getting around, and economy and work, although the economy and work priority was deferred pending approval of the community development strategic plan. “From those 11 issue areas our advisory committee, based on a number of criteria such as need and feasibility, determined these to be the four priority issue areas in terms of collaborative action moving forward,” Beiles told councillors at last Thursday's meeting.

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Beiles said each of the four priority issues are extremely interrelated. He said one of the first steps toward action planning was to identify additional key stakeholders. He said the foundation designed and facilitated an initial cross-organizational action planning session which took place on Jan. 21. That session included 40 people representing 24 organizations and was intended to generate high-priority ideas, build on existing initiatives, and build a resilient and healthy community around the prioritized areas. He said the session also sought to form cross-organizational working groups to assist in identifying and planning collaborative projects. “The process that we embarked upon was first examining what we knew. Basically what existed, what supports existed, what barriers were in place as well and, in the context of that, looking at ideas,” Beiles said. He said a second working group session took place March 25 where the group was able to build a comprehensive inventory of existing initiatives. Beiles described the list as “considerable” and “went way beyond the initial research we did in vital signs.” Some of the high-priority ideas that resulted were categorized within their respec-


us atCaper’s Caper’s Restaurant Restaurant (Ritchie Room) JoinJoin us at (Ritchie Room) 272Front Front Street 272 StreetBelleville Belleville Wednesday April April 23rd at 7atpm Wednesday 23rd 7 pm to the Public.Discussion Discussion totofollow. Donations Welcome penOpen to the Public. follow. Donations Welcome Call 1 888 554 2372 or Call 1 888 554 2372 or REQUEST FOR QUOTATION Miscellaneous Service and Operated Equipment Rental #2014-EDW-51 The County of Prince Edward will be undertaking road construction work and maintenance throughout Prince Edward County during the 2014-2015 season. Various types of equipment will be required. Contractors, owners and suppliers of equipment are invited to provide The County with a listing of rental equipment and the associated hourly rates for fulfilling the 20142015 requirements. Quotation documents are available at The County’s Purchasing Department, located at 280 Main Street, Picton (The Edward Building), Monday-Friday, 8:30am—5:00pm. Quotations submitted win a plainly marked, sealed envelopes will be received by The County Clerk at Shire Hall, located at 332 Main Street, Picton Ontario K0K 2T0, until: 2:00 p.m. local time Monday, April 28, 2014 All projects out for competition are posted online at The Corporation of the County of Prince Edward reserves the right to accept or reject any quotation and also reserves the right to accept any quotation other than the lowest quotation.


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MovIng forward County Community Foundation board member and Vital Signs project co-ordinator Brian Beiles explains the report at its release last October. Last week, he updated council on the action taken since then. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette file photo)

tive groups. In terms of learning the group identified a need to expand “on the ground” learning initiatives leading to post-secondary eduction, to create more extra-curricula accessible, and affordable learning opportunities, and to establish youth developed and operated drop-in centres and programs. Food insecurity priority ideas included the formation of a food council to network, co-ordinate and build on current programs, the expansion of food reclamation initiatives, and the creation of

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food-related community drop-in centres with learning opportunities. Priority ideas for getting around included encouraging greater municipal involvement with transportation, development of one consolidated transportation booking system, and development of collaborative solutions with current service providers. For each idea, a vision and potential projects have also been identified, Beiles said. The vision for food insecurity is “Good food for all: 'Hunger no More.'” “The potential projects which emerged in that meeting were basically two-fold: Utilizing community halls and existing vendors to develop community food centres,” Beiles said. “What's important about that is there is a fair amount of precedent for that ranging from established initiatives in Toronto … to similar programs in rural communities such as Stratford, Peterborough, Gleaners Food Bank in Belleville.”

The vision for learning is a community culture that embraces learning and personal development, and that enables everyone to meet their potential. Potential projects identified were leveraging existing bridging opportunities and exploring potential for expansion. Also potentially developing a joint community proposal for RBC's after school initiative. The vision for getting around is an interconnected Prince Edward County transportation system that is sustainable, barrier-free, affordable, and that meets the needs of the community. Potential projects identified were gathering more data to develop a business case for transportation, and working with council to leverage existing services. Beiles said the next steps will look to continue on the momentum already generated by designing and facilitating individual follow-up sessions to: Commit to collaborative projects that would significantly contribute to the high-level goals for the three key issue areas, develop chosen projects' objectives, strategies, and success measures, define action steps and accountabilities, establish a feedback process to track progress, identify project team leads, and continue to update inventory of existing initiatives and collect data to support a potential vital signs report for this year. Beiles said one of the County Community Foundation's roles is to continue to facilitate collaborative planning and action to address the highest priority community needs. “On the other it's creating increased awareness of these priority needs leading to, ideally, increased support to assist in addressing them so these projects ultimately get funded,” he said.


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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014

Leading up to its Roc’N Revue show May 8 at the Regent Theatre, the Recreation Outreach Centre (ROC) will be selling tickets on a draw for a $1,000 summer barbecue package. The package includes a barbecue from Picton Home Hardware, a patio furniture set from Reynolds Trucking, barbecue tools and accessories from Susan’s Just Because, table decor from Gilbert & Lighthall, an apron from Miss Lily’s Cafe, a cooler full of pop from Giant Tiger Picton, and a $50 gift certificate for steak from the County Farm Centre. Tickets are available for $5 from the ROC at the Edward Building. Pictured, from left, are sponsors Adam Busscher (Picton Home Hardware), Marilyn Crowe (Reynolds Trucking), Mike Payette (Giant Tiger Picton), Nila Markland (Susan’s Just Because), and Annabel Murray (Gilbert & Lighthall). (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)



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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014

Wii bowling leagues offer fun, low-intensity exercise and competition for people of any age

Community Care has been running a Wii bowling league for seniors since the Wii game system hit the market several years ago. Anyone of any age and physical ability can play this game. A person doesn't even need to stand to do this so people

who use a cane, walker or wheelchair are just as able to be competitive as everyone else. It's ironic that our agency is running the only "bowling alley" in Picton and on April 1 we opened our thrift shop in the real bowling alley.

When you visit the store you'll see the lanes still visible on the floor. A twist of fate brought Community Care to 153 Main Street and we feel right at home. If you join the Wii bowling League you can meet new people and make new friends. If you already have a group of three other people, you're welcome to bring your own team of four. Wii is a video game system developed by Nintendo. We set up two lanes and eight people play at a time, 4 on each lane. The laughter is infectious. It's a great way to get involved. Players use the remote control to mimic the bowling actions. Individual and team scores are kept. We run this just like a regular bowling league and at the end the top team gets the prize. Perhaps your team name will appear on the trophy! Teams are being formed now. No experience is necessary. Really, no experience at all. Imagine telling your kids and grandkids that you play a video game. You just need to enjoy having fun and meeting new people. Call the office today at 613-476-7493 and sign up. Bowling starts soon. It's spring. Time to try something new.



The Prince Edward Community Care office will be closed for Good Friday and Easter Monday. Meals on Wheels will be delivered as usual on these days.


Community Care's Thrift Shop will be closed Good Friday, April 18 and Easter Monday, April 21. The shop will be open Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Normal business hours will resume again on Tuesday, April 22 at 10 a.m.






If you have three hours a week to spare and you love people then volunteering in Community Care's thrift shop might be just the thing for you. Work in the shop with soft goods (clothing, et cetera.) or hard goods (furniture, housewares, et cetera.) Orientation and support is provided. This is another great way to make new friends and try new things. If you have a background in retail you'll feel right at home. Give us a call at 613-476-7493 today.

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Seniors are welcome to attend this event on Wednesday, April 23 at noon for great food and company of new and old friends. Wheel House and Occasions Catering is preparing homemade soup, bangers and mashed with onion gravy, peas, coleslaw, rolls and butter and apple pie, all topped off with coffee and tea for $10 per person. Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at noon by calling 613-476-7493. Seniors are asked to bring their own soup bowl, plate, cup and cutlery. If you can't come to the hall for this meal it can be delivered to shut-in seniors who live near Consecon. If you wish to have a take-out


Community Care volunteers are completing income tax returns for seniors who live in Prince Edward County. If you are a senior 60-plus whose single income is $30,000 or lower or whose household income is $40,000 or lower, you may be eligible for the program. Volunteers have been trained by Canada Revenue Agency to complete income tax returns for eligible clients. Volunteers do not complete income tax and benefit returns for: deceased persons, bankrupt individuals; for those with more than $1,000 of investment income; for individuals with capital gains/losses; or for people with business or rental income and expenses. There is no charge, donations are accepted. Home visits can be arranged for seniors who are shut-in. For information call 613-478-7493.


If seniors are isolated and need some encouragement and support, Prince Edward Community Care can match them with friendly volunteers for visits in the home. To sign up for this program, or refer someone, call Community Care at 613-476-7493.


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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014

Authors show funny side of festival Friday with first day dedicated entirely to humour group of people in attendance. McPherson read from his new book Cube Squared, Strong from Edgar Gets Going, and Norman read from his fantasy novel Emberton. During the question period following the riffing the audience asked a variety of questions about writing humor, getting published, and what inspired them. The 2014 Authors Festival final chapter for the year con-

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The 2014 Prince Edward County Authors Festival celebrated authors and readers last weekend with various events. The festival kicked off Thursday afternoon with presentations for local students at the Regent Theatre in the morning and at PECI in the afternoon. Richard Scrimger and Ted Staunton, both award-winning authors for their books for young people. County author Andrew Binks who writes poetry, essays, short fiction, novels, screenplays and stage plays, gave a presentation to a large audience about how to get works of writing out into the world. He shared his experiences and gave the audience advice to get their own work published. Friday was the first time there was a day at the festival dedicated to humor writing. Laughs at the Authors Festival started with a workshop about writing humor, with humor author Trevor Strong. He is the author of the novel Edgar Gets Going, as well as collections of short stories, and is part of satirical music group The Arrogant Worms. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whenever I say something is a rule, it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really a rule,â&#x20AC;? said Strong. There are no real rules of how to write anything, especially humor, he said. Strong gave tips to the group about places to get

cluded last Saturday. The final day began with readings of poetry and non-fiction. The first to read were the poets,starting with David James Brock, followed by JonArno Lawson and Catherine Graham. After a break, non-fiction was kicked off by Jane Fairburn, followed by and concluded by Carol Devine and Wendy Trusler, co-authors of The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning.

The final event of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Authors Festival had three novelists read excerpts from their novels. Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer read from All the Broken Things, Jennifer Robson from her best-selling novel Somewhere in France and the afternoon concluded with the launch of Shani Mootooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest novel Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab.

THE SHOWDOWN In true comedic fashion authors Peter Norman and Trevor Strong play rock, paper, scissors to decide who would read after Christian McPherson finished reading Friday night at the 2014 Prince Edward County Authors Festival. (April Lawrence/For The Gazette)

ideas, how to break writerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s block, and how to deal with failure. He said good humor ideas often come from the things that irritate the writer and why. Strong said that he has written man songs for The Arrogant Worms based on things that bug him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re always on the lookout for that funny moment,â&#x20AC;? said Strong. Many ideas come from watching what people do and hearing people say funny off-the-cuff comments. To help avoid or break writerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s block Strong said he set deadlines for himself even if he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have an official deadline. Another tip is to write what you know and feel. And when it comes to failure, he said it is good to

embrace it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In comedy, you fail a lot,â&#x20AC;? said Strong, because not every personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sense of humor is the same. Later, he said â&#x20AC;&#x153;you can tell right away when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve failed in comedy.â&#x20AC;? Finding and knowing the audience is key, he said. Knowing the audience helps the author or comedian gauge where the line is that they should not cross in their humor. Friday evening contained more laughs with Giggles and Grins in which Peter Norman, Trevor Strong, and Christian McPherson riffed on humor, each reading excerpts from their novels. Beer, cider and snacks were available for the diverse

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014

Geothermal: Heating System or Energy Source? eothermal energy, like many renewable technologies, is plagued with common misconceptions and confusion. In most cases, this is the result of consumers not fully understanding what they’re buying and how they’re buying it.

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Most consumers understand a heating system as a furnace that uses an energy source like oil or propane to heat their home. A geothermal system is more than a heating system, it’s also a renewable energy source, buried underground in the backyard that saves money from day one. With oil and propane, consumers pay monthly for their consumption. A fuel provider would never offer 25 years worth of oil or propane in advance, nor would anyone want to pay for it up front. Likewise, with geothermal energy, it would make sense to pay it monthly rather than in advance. This is now easier than ever using available geothermal financing options.

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Geothermal provides consumers with positive cash flow from day one. Monthy cash flow allows consumers to use this extra money to pay down their mortgage, reduce costly credit card debt or save more money for retirement. When someone switches to one of our geothermal systems from heating with oil, propane or electric resistance, the combined finance cost and operating cost of their system is often less per month than their old fuel bill alone. In other words, you can upgrade to a brand new geothermal system with several added benefits and actually have more money left over at the end of the month.

The real difference between paying monthly for conventional energy as apposed to paying monthly for geothermal energy is that with geothermal, consumers are getting much more with their monthly payment. Paying for a monthly oil or propane bill gives consumers nothing more than heat as a by-product of burning a fossil fuel and sending toxic smoke up the chimney. When paying monthly for a geothermal system, consumers get their

payments for a geothermal system can be paid to the bank in the form of a loan. This means there’s a light at the end of the tunnel knowing that eventually, the loan payments will end.

A major benefit of geothermal is the non-depreciating value it adds to the home. Unlike many investments homeowners make, a geothermal system will appreciate the home’s value as conventional energy costs rise. When the time comes to sell, showing potential buyers the low monthly operating cost of geothermal can increase the perceived value of the home by approximately $10,000. Most home improvements either have a life cycle or will eventually go out of style. The geothermal energy source buried in the backyard will last longer than the home and free energy never goes out of style. Instead of paying a fuel company for an energy source that comes from thousands of miles away, why not harness a renewable energy source already stored in the backyard. For more information contact

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014

“Pitch-In” Prince Edward County April 26, 2014 ~ 10:00am – 2:00pm


Top three innovations to improve home efficiency






9:00am - Pick up Pitch In Kits at the cattle barn at the Picton Fairgrounds 10:00am - 2:00pm - Return filled Pitch In bags

(MS) -- Our homes are a great measuring stick of how far we've progressed in the past 20 years, especially when it comes to their efficiency in terms of saving us energy and money. Here are the top three innovative technologies that can improve the efficiency of our homes:

NO Hazardous waste and NO Shingles will be accepted. Please register and pick up Pitch-In Kits April 26th at the Fairgrounds in Picton

* It wasn't that long ago that an automated home was a focus of science fiction. Today, adding the convenience and control of our indoor climate, lighting, electronic media and home security is increasingly affordable and accessible through home PCs, smart phone and tablet applications. With home monitoring systems, you can track energy and water usage in real time, spot key sources of energy loss and make immediate adjustments.

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* If your home is more than 10 years old, there's a good chance it has fiberglass or cellulose insulation behind its walls. While these were once the insulations of choice, there are many holes in these technologies. Since they are difficult to install perfectly and can sag or settle over time, they can leave gaps and seams. It's like leaving a window open 24 hours a day in the freezing cold. * Experts remind us that insulation advancements (like those from leading innovator Icynene) have brought us spray foam insulation options that won't settle, sag or leave any gaps. Spray foam acts as an air barrier and can deliver up to 50 percent energy savings over older insulation options, while making our homes healthier, quieter and more comfortable. You can compare insulation options at


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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014

CALL FOR ENTRIES! Girls Rock-It participants discuss technology ROC program addresses cyber bullying with Grade 7s and 8s

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Prince Edward County girls are ready to rock for another year with the Recreation Outreach Centre (ROC) program Girls Rock-It program. In the second week of the program Grade 7 and Grade 8 girls talked about how they communicate with each other in this age of technology. The seemed anonymity the internet and social media provide, opens girls and boys up to serious cyber bullying, because it is easier to say mean things online than in person. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say it in person, you shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say it at all,â&#x20AC;? said program coordi-

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courage to say to one another. The girls performed the skits for principal Pooky Nye, who has been very involved with Girls Rock It. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a great program and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great for the kids,â&#x20AC;? said Nye. A lot of topics are covered and it is helpful for the girls, she said. The girls agree with Nye. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like the things we do here, and hanging out with other girls,â&#x20AC;? said grade 8 student Erica Algar. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything stays in this room.â&#x20AC;? The Grade 8 girls in the program from the county schools will have an opportunity to meet each other before they begin high school in September at a camping trip in June. All of the Grade 7 girls in the Girls Rock-It program in Sophiasburgh said they would be part of the program next year. Girls Rock-It is one of several programs that run for free through the ROC.

To help keep these programs free so every child and youth can participate the Centre will be hosting The ROCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;n Revue fundraiser at the Regent Theatre on Thursday May 8 at 7 p.m. The ROCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;n Revue will feature county youth talent, including Megan and the Minors a girl group that performed at Pictonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s International Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Event this year. The Revue will give kids the chance to perform on a real stage that they may not get to otherwise, said Fennell. Other things to enjoy at the Revue will be treats by chef Michael Hoy, door prizes and a draw to win a summer barbecue package. Tickets for the fundraiser are $15 at the Regent Theatre box office. It will be a night of music, dancing and fun. People in the county are encouraged to come out and support local youth, the Recreation Outreach Centre and have some fun said Fennell. The centre is looking for help from local businesses through sponsorship to be able to keep the programs there free, said Fennell. We work closely with the principals, teachers, child and youth councilors, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mental health, and the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aid Society said Fennell. They all work together to help keep parents and kids up to date with the programs available for them to participate in through the centre.


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The young man and the sea: Macpherson shares sailing stories Former yacht club instructor has sailed Atlantic Ocean, Arabian Gulf, and Lake Ontario Jason Parks

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An afternoon retelling of high seas drama, adventure and hijinks entertained the three dozen or so sailing fans that took in Sandy Macpherson's presentation at the Prince Edward Yacht Club (PEYC) on Saturday. Macpherson, on break from his schooling at Plymouth (U.K.) University where he's weeks away from graduating with his bachelor of science, navigation and maritime science, offered behind-the-scenes details about his start in sailing, his quest to find a sailing program that would suit his future endeavours and his experiences sailing Lake Ontario, the Arabian Gulf and the southern portion of the Atlantic Ocean. Macpherson said it was fitting he would recount his adventures at the PEYC because he can vividly remember attending and later teaching sailing school here. “I'd like to say thanks for the support, the great support I've received from many of you here at the Yacht Club. It's hard to put into words what your e-mail messages and Facebook comments mean when you are the middle of the ocean... they mean so much and I can always feel the support,” he told the group of supporters on hand Saturday. The Sophiasburgh native came to the waters of Picton Bay almost by chance and Macpherson joked about signing up for sailing school for the first time. “I was renting a video game and my mother was talking to another mother in the store and she mentioned her son was taking part in the summer sailing school. My mom asked me if it sounded interesting and I said 'Yeah, sure, can I please rent this video game?',” Macpherson joked. After attending sailing school, Macpherson would move onto the position of instructor and through the eyes of young 9 and 10 year old boys and girls learning their way around Picton harbour in tiny craft, the young man developed an affinity for the sport. “I soon found out solo sailing was going to be my passion,” he explained. “One

sailing sandy Sandy Macpherson speaks to supporters at the Prince Edward Yacht Club on Saturday afternoon. After sailing solo around Lake Ontario in 2012, Macpherson has his sights set on competing in the 2015 Mini Transat, a solo sailing race from France to Guadeloupe. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)

person, one boat, just you and the sea and the mistakes made are your own. Once I started down this path, I knew then my life was not going to a be a normal life, that sailing was going to be a major part of it.” While his fellow classmates at PECI were looking at marketing and business programs in the universities across Ontario, Macpherson found Plymouth where could dive deep into both the technical and theoretical aspects of seamanship and sailing. While at Plymouth in his first year, he received his first

opportunity to sail the Atlantic by way of an English Channel crossing in midFebruary where the rain came in sideways, the crew dealt with five-metre waves and everyone but the captain was seasick. But the voyage only steeled Macpherson's resolve and he developed 'Sail for a Cure', a 2012 solo circumnavigation of Lake Ontario that would raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. Originally hoping to raise $4,500, (10 dollars for every mile), Macpherson would generate over $15,000 through his one-man expedi-

tion. Macpherson recalls setting sail and soon seeing the armada of well wishers that accompanied him out of Picton Harbour turning back. “It was a sensation I'll never forget. You all-of-asudden realize you are all alone and you are nervous, worried and scared but also excited,” he recalls. In the first day of the voyage, a loss wind would slow his progress as he reached the Kingston area. Later that mid-August evening, the wind would pick up, which helped the sailing conditions but also

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created an issue as an air conditioning fan shook loose from its mount and created a hole topside. As Macpherson piloted the craft off the waters near Oswego, New York, water would rush into the quarters each time he crested a wave. Looking below deck, his provisions and some gear were floating in about a foot of water and he was that close to calling the Coast Guard for assistance. “I had the radio in my hand, ready to send a distress signal but then I put it down and started bailing,” he said.

Macpherson would bail seven buckets of water and managed to partially seal the hole with a fender and duct tape just as the sun was coming up. “Once I had figured out the problem and got it rectified, I felt like I was on top of the world. When you are on your own at sea, your emotions get multiplied and something that can seem so small becomes really big,” he said. With the wind at his back from Toronto, the trip home was a quick one as he sailed into County waters to a hero's welcome. Back in England that fall, the racing bug continued to nip at Macpherson and some of his sporting classmates and an amateur competitive sailing team was developed for “Sailing Arabia:The Tour”, a trip from Manama, Bahrain to the city of Muscat in Oman. Macpherson said the sailing wasn't as exciting as other aspects of the 1,400-mile race. What also stuck with Macpherson was the adherence of religious exercises on the boats with Muslim crews. “It didn't matter at what point in the race they were at, if they were in the lead or behind, they would stop everything and conduct their prayer ceremony and you had to respect that as a competitor,” he said. With the Plymouth crew finishing fifth out of nine boats, Macpherson's racing profile was raised to the point where he was asked to be the boat captain this past July for the German team Iskareen in the heralded Lle Tour de france a la voile", An extremely popular yachting race around the coast of France. While being asked to be a boat captain sounds glamourous, Macpherson was actually in charge of the boat in port, essentially overseeing its maintenance before and after some of the best sailers in the world were sailing it. While the task sounds menial, it gave the graduating student an opportunity to see elite-level sailing up close and his best efforts helped endear himself to the Iskareen team. The crew would come calling Macpherson again this past winter but not to serve the needs of the boat. “I was asked to be part of the crew in the Cape2Rio race, an event that goes from Cape Town, South Africa to Rio De Jainerio, Brazil,” He said.

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The six-member crew would sail an M34 (a 34 foot vessel) across the southern portion of the Atlantic Ocean in some of the worst weather imaginable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The winds and the waves in the southern ocean are big, bad and huge,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our plan was to sail north and pick up the Benguela Current and have it blow us right into Rio,â&#x20AC;? he explained. But bad weather had been churning South West coast of Africa for some time and the pattern was constantly feeding itself. In spite of pleas from the South African navy not to race, the event commenced on schedule and the team

soon found itself in heavy weather. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We always seemed to be in the centre of the storm. Sometimes it would be sunny overhead but dark clouds all around and these confusing waves drifting in different directions,â&#x20AC;? said Macpherson. Just as he had taken the helm one day, the boat suddenly broached, ending up on its side. Crew member Phillippa Hutton squire (the first South African women to sail around the world solo) was not clipped in and ended up tangled in the life lines on the side of the boat. Macpherson, handed off the helm and raced towards her to keep her on board. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And in that instant, you

realize this is real and this is dangerous. I pulled her up and got her clipped in but it was a scary few minutes,â&#x20AC;? he said. The crew would arrive in Rio 18 days after leaving the safety of the Cape Town harbour and, once again, the experience only piqued Macpherson's desire for adventure. The next step in continuing his career as a world class sailor is to compete in the 2015 Mini Transat, a solo 4,000 Mile transatlantic ocean race from France to Guadeloupe in a 6.5 m boat commonly called a mini, hence the title. The endeavour requires a number of prerequisites including a series of qualifying races, a certain number of

solo race hours logged and sponsorship. As well as sailing alone, No modern communication or navigation equipment is permitted during the race â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am only allowed a basic GPS, and paper charts. They even make me take a sextant to do astro navigation if need be. So the race is really back to basics,â&#x20AC;? he added. An immensely popular race amongst the european sailing set, few Canadian sailors have competed in the




event which has been held in odd numbered years since 1977, and Macpherson would be the youngest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So this is the official kick off and I will be seeking corporate backing while I set my sights on this goal,â&#x20AC;? Macpherson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once again I will involve the Canadian Cancer Society which is near and dear to my heart.â&#x20AC;? PEYC commodore Dave Dodd spoke on behalf of many at the club and thanked Macpherson for his continuing exploits on the

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Fine Silver Novice AE Kings (Front, L-R) Brody

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While the Lakeshore loop was not kind to Prince Edward County's youngest rep hockey team, the Beatty Seeds Novice AE Kings ended their season on a high note last month at the Creemore Valley Hawks Novice Tournament, managing a silver medal. It's never easy to open a tournament against the host club but the Kings played brilliantly against the host Hawks in Game 1, earning a 3-3 draw. Brody Partridge pumped two home for the Kings while Ethan Stasko fed Lucas Algar for a single. Dakin Jones added an assist on one of the Partridge markers. In net, Cooper FacetteGrondin was solid, keeping the game tied as the Hawks skated hard to find the goahead goal. In the club's second game, the Kings faced off against the Coldwater Wildcats. Early on, the Kings found themselves in the familiar position of being down early as they trailed the hard charging opposition 3-0 in the first.


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Prince Edward County residents packed into Books & Company last Thursday night for The County Reads 2014. The County Reads, presented by the Arts Council’s Written Word Committee, was the official kick-off event for The Prince Edward County Authors Festival, which ran for three days last weekend. There wasn’t an empty chair to be found in Books and Company or Miss Lily’s Cafe as five county notables prepared to champion their book selections. Some audience members even had to stand along the back and sides of the room, including a couple four-legged audience members, Chico a purebred toy poodle and Pushkin, the cat who is a common sight at Books & Company.

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ABOVE GROUND pool royal entrance (4 steps) $100.; Jacuzzi Laser Jet 2 sand filter and pump $450; new Zodiac Ranger pool vacuum (used one summer) $100. 613-393-3010 AUTOMOTIVE KEYS & remotes with programming. By appointment. Prince Edward Locksmith. 613-476-3382. BOAT TOPS. BOAT TOPS. Repair & replace tops, windows, screens, covers, seats.P.S get it done now before the panic starts! Call Weldon 613-885-6871



CASH PAID FOR. Signs, advertising items, oil & gas related items, watches, clocks, toys, old banks, marbles, MahJong games, shaving items, fountain pens, lighters, Moorcroft pottery, glass, kitchenwares 20’s-50’s, and much, much more; also buying gold and silver. 613-393-5886 PROFESSIONAL FURNITURE refinishing and restoration. Antiques bought and sold. Free pick-up and delivery. Butler Creek Antiques, Schoharie Rd. 613-476-1142.





Stoves, washers, dryers, freezers, dishwashers, 3 mos. old & up. Sold with written guarantees. Fridge's $100. & up. R0012627263

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At the lowest prices in the area. Trade-ins accepted on new appliances. Big selection to choose from.


For good used appliances in working order or not but no junk please. VISA & MASTERCARD accepted. We have our own financing also. Shop at our competitors & then come see for yourself quality at low prices. Open evenings 7 days a week. We Deliver.


MON.-TUES. CLOSED Wed. - Sat. 10am-4pm Sun. 12noon -4pm

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HOUSE CONTENTS for sale. 3 piece leather sofa; glass coffee table; dining table and 4 chairs; bookcase; books; bikes; etc, etc. 613-885-5005


50 4X4 hard core round bales of good mixed hay, stored inside, no rain, Marysville area. 613-396-6100 BARN REPAIRS, steel roofs repaired or replaced, barn boards replaced, beam repairs, sliding doors, eavestroughs, screwnailing, painting, sandblasting, etc. Call John, 613-392-2569 STRAW 4x5 round bales, stored inside 613-476-7294


QUINTE PET Minders. Loving care for your pets in their own home. Daily visits also overnights and vacation stays. 613-476-6265


Affordable ~ Efficient Call

Rick Lees, Dealer for ~ THE TRADITIONAL ~

MARGIN STOVES 613-478-1154

RALEIGH PRODUCTS ointment salve, toilet bowl cleaner, the best cinnamon & pepper. 613-476-5154. Spa and Hairstyling Equipment. 2 Pedi spa chairs with massage, sinks with attached chairs, hydraulic chairs, Manicure tables, mirrors, hairdryers that attach to wall. All modern and in excellent condition. 613-393-1732 TREES. ALL sizes of nursery hardwoods, evergreens, shrubs all delivery and planting included. Also cedar hedges, gardens, water features, shoreline erosion works. Call now for a free site inspection or to get quotes on any species or size classes. Schmidt’s Tree Planting Service, 613-393-3366

CARS AND trucks wanted for scrap or recycling, we buy scrap metal, free pickup or you bring in. Dan 613-438-7572. We also sell auto parts and tires. MOBILE SCRAP yard, RSM recycling is looking for end of life cars, top dollar for full-size complete vehicles picked up, also buying large equipment, appliances, copper, aluminum, brass, stainless and lead batteries. Call us today for current market prices. 613-5721281 or 613-848-1902.


COTTAGE FOR rent in July. Newly renovated private waterfront family cottage on West Lake overlooking the Sandbanks. Sleeps 5-6. Families only. Available June 18-July 5 ($1000.00). Phone 613-393-3010 COTTAGE FOR rent May 16-19. Newly renovated private waterfront family cottage on West Lake overlooking the Sandbanks. Sleeps 56. Families only. Available Long May weekend ($450.00). Phone 613-393-3010


OFFICE SPACE. 3 offices, downtown Picton Main Street, ground floor, high visibility. $690 monthly includes heat. 613-476-7980 STOREFRONT, commercial rental, Elizabeth Street, Picton. 800sq.ft., $800 monthly plus utilities. Good location. Email: for further details and showings.

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124 Main St: 1) Retail $800/month, plus util. (flower shop) 2) Small Retail $700/month, incl. utility 311 Main St: 1) Retail $750/month, incl. utility

Apply at our Office: 141 Main St, Picton Please Call: 613-476-3275 First & Last & References

Commercial Space for Rent contact: Gordon Laurie 613-476-5310 email Ian Laurie 613-393-1029 Location 106 Bloomfield Main 400 sq.ft. for office or shop Storage spaces 150 & 450 sq.ft.


1 BEDROOM available June 1st, downtown, 2nd floor, quiet, clean, large, newly renovated, $659 plus utilities 613-476-7980. 1 BEDROOM includes heat, cable,tv, water, large spacious, clean, eat-in kitchen, walkin closet, lots of windows $850 monthly 613476-7980 1 BEDROOM totally furnished including cable TV and internet. By the week or the month. Please or 613-476-7980 1 BEDROOM, second floor, private entrance. Fridge/stove, laundry facilities. $650 monthly, water/sewer included, heat extra. First/last and references. Non-smk., no pets preferred. 613-476-4021

MAPLE E S TH Retirement Home

has available 2 Main Floor Rooms. • One very bright, large room • One bright room w sunroom All inclusive, including parking.

Call Jean 613-476-6318

2 BEDROOM 2 bath, brand new modular home, town water, deck, open concept, grass cut, snowplowing included, $1195 plus utilities (gas heat) Seniors Discount. Raspberry Fields 100 Upper Lake St. 613-885-1307. 2 BEDROOM 2 bath, newly renovated, large kitchen, livingroom and yard, laundry hookups, fridge/stove included, quiet location Picton, available April 1st, $995mo. plus utilities. contact 2 BEDROOM apartment, available April, $1050 monthly plus hydro. Large, clean, fully updated, mature, quiet person only. Non-smk building. Contact Brian. 613-2405332. BEAUTIFUL 2 bedroom apartment in an adult orientated building, unit is on the 2nd floor, over looking the harbour and located close to the Main Street in Picton. This 1100 square foot unit includes a private balcony, fridge, stove, washer, dryer and parking for 2 cars. This is a must see. Unit rents for $850 plus heat & hydro for more information 613-771-3203.


4 bedroom townhome available now. Bright, clean, hardwood floors, large yard.

50% off first month’s rent.

Sentinel Property Management 613-966-9079


BRIGHT 2 bedroom apartment, freshly renovated including new kitchen cabinetry and appliances, vanity and flooring. Quiet convenient location. Rental rate $995 includes utilities and parking(1). Contact 613-476-9860 M-F 9-4 for further information.


NEW CONSTRUCTION! Macaulay Village: 2 bed. bungalow, avail late spring $1200/month plus util. Belleville: 2 bedroom luxury condo rent $1600/month plus util. Apply at our Office:

141 Main St, Picton

Please Call: 613-476-3275 First & Last & References

LARGE 3 bedroom private country home, wood/oil heat, new paint, new 1 1/2 bath, near Wellington/ Bloomfield $1160/mo plus heat/ hydro, first/last/references 613399-2886. STOREFRONT, commercial rental, Elizabeth Street Picton. 800sq.ft. $800 monthly plus utilities. or 613-920-1017 for details or viewing. WATERFRONT Century home, completely updated with lots of pine and hardwood, 2 bedrooms both with ensuites, plus a separate bunkie off a 50ft deck, very private,15 minutes from Picton and Sandbanks. Available monthly starting May 24th. Phone 1-917974-6720.


OPEN HOUSE this Sunday, April 19, noon-4pm. House on 2.9 acres. 2 storey, 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. 10 minutes from Picton. Visit MLS# X2868119


CLEAN FILL wanted. Location: Benway Rd and Trumpour Rd in Hillier. Please call Anton at 519576-4734 MINT AND used postage stamps, covers, post cards, coins and paper money. Call Bob, 613-967-2118 WANTED STANDING Timber, hard and soft wood. Also looking for field boulders 613-968-5182.


Vehicles, Metals and Appliances and will do moving, dump runs of brush, grass cutting, garage & basement cleaning


613-476-2994 or 613-242-0117


A SPRING day is the time to clean eavestroughs, get yard work done, get rid of unwanted trash, trees trimmed, pruning and any other jobs. Half ton truck available. No job too small. For reasonable rates call Paul, 613-393-5021 AFFORDABLE MAINTENANCE. Interior/Exterior painting, carpentry, decks & sheds Bob 476-4789.


Scrap Metal & Scrap Cars & Electronics - TV’s, Computers, etc. Appliances

FREE Pickup


Providing professional service with care, dignity and personal attention to all details surrounding the loss of a loved one. 2 Centre Street, Picton Robert C. Osborne 476-5571 Funeral Director NOTE: Report errors immediately. The Picton Gazette will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion of an advertisement. CLASSIFIED DEADLINES: Tuesday at 4:00pm


BURROWS RENOVATIONS. Decks, Landings, Storage Sheds, Railings, Building Repairs, Drywall & Trim, Flooring & Painting 613476-7617. HOUSEKEEPING. One time or whatever you need. Phone 613393-1357. INDOOR/OUTDOOR MASONRY. Small jobs, concrete floors, repair work, fireplace/woodstove backing, pointing, basement, repair work, professional masonry and brick cleaning, repair brick & block work. Small deck and small deck repairs. Call George 613-393-2144 or 343-263-0027. MATH TUTOR. Retired Math teacher available to tutor students in Math grades 7 to 11. Call evenings, 613-476-5116


Small Engine Repair Lawnmowers, weed eaters, small outboard motors

613-920-8729 613-920-7095

SHEILA BRUSHEY Catering. Buffet lunches, dinners and banquets. Sandwich trays, d’oeuvres, homemade dessert trays and more. 613393-5021. VALLEY LAWN CARE. Reliable & courteous service always. For your lawn care & clean up needs. Call 613-922-7138. 10% discount for seniors.


Grass Cutting Spring and Fall Clean Up Tree Service

613-920-8729 613-920-7095


BLACK RIVER CHEESE is looking for student help for the summer. Candidates must be available to work in the retail store as well as in the cut & wrap department and must be available days, evenings and weekends. Please send resume to or fax to 613-476-1760. CHERRY VALLEY SPRINGS is looking for an experienced cook, wages paid accordingly 613-476-6781. FIT INDIVIDUAL required to work as a 2 man team in landscaping /lawn maintenance business. Locally. No weekends or holidays. Call The County Gardener, 613-885-1307 LAKE ON THE MOUNTAIN RESORT is looking for servers, cooks and dishwashers for the coming season. Please call 613-476-1321.

WELLINGTON UNITED CHURCH welcomes you to join their ministry team as their PART-TIME OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR, responsible for communications, marketing and co-ordination of our various media platforms. The position also provides support to our Lead Minister and other ministry teams; assisting with scheduling, welcoming and outreach. We invite you to share your gifts and talents with an exciting community ministry team. Applications can be mailed to Wellington United Church, Att’n: D. Baldwin or emailed to Applications will be received until April 22nd and all candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.


LOOKING for ride to Belleville 6 days a week, will pay gas, $20/day. Call 613-827-0886.

Part-Time Retail Wine Boutique end of June to September Please email resume to or in person to 3609 County Road 8 Thurs to Sun. 11am-5pm 613-476-8198


has a supervisor position and 4 openings for cashiers, maintenance and cook(s) positions available now. Suited for students.

Fax resume to 613-962-0095 or mail to PO Box 1444 Belleville, Ont. K8N 5J1

Be Your Own Boss Make Your Own Money!

Tambo take-out snack bar is looking for a cook to rent the snack bar. It is well equipped for fast food. Very busy in summer season. Located on the way to the Sandbanks Park. Suited for couple or retired couple with skills in food safety procedures and cooking.

Call 613-962-0095 or send resume to P.O. Box 1444, Belleville, ON K8N 5J1









613-476-6665 or 613-969-8602


Stump Grinding Tree Trimming and Removal Brush Chipping Lot Clearing Cabling & Bracing Fully Insured 15 years Experience

Glenn Guernsey


Ted Dainard Welding Farm & General Repair Restoration

Miller Rd and County Rd 10 Cell 613-920-0843 Home 613-476-3140


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ROGER’S MOBILE Wash & Detailing for all your washing needs, auto, boats, RVs, homes, decks, patios, heavy equipment and monument cleaning. Also store front and graffiti cleaning. Bug spraying available. Free estimates. Seniors discount. 613-962-8277 or cell 613-885-1908


MP PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Spring Cleanups Tree Cleanup Brush Chipping Grass Cutting Excavator Rentals

Call 613-476-4053


Cherry Valley Springs

Wednesday-Sunday 7:30am-2:30pm Good Friday 7:30am-7:30pm

Dinner Special $15.95 Pickerel or Striploin 613-576-6781

Picton Car Cruise Night

Every Thursday night starting May 1st 6-8pm at CanadianTire For info call Laverne 613-476-1621


KELLER- Congratulations Benjamin on the arrival of your little brother. In the morning hour on April 08, 2014 at 0059 hours EMMETT JACKSON KELLER weighed in at 8lbs 8.2oz. Proud grandparents are Nana & Bumpy McCaw (Carol & Tom) Nanny Jennifer Keller and Grandpa Bill Jacklin. Congratulations Patricia & Brennan.

Randil Bruce Claxton

March 22, 1936 – April 16, 2013

Our family circle has been broken A link gone from our chain But though we’re parted for awhile, We know we’ll meet again. We miss you every day. Love Barb, Geri and Lisa

CRYMES, Ola. Memories of dear Nan, her birthday peacefully remembered. All to myself I think of you Think of things we used to do Think of things we used to say, Think of each happy yesterday. Sometimes I sigh and sometimes I smile But I keep each olden golden while All to myself. Fondly remembered by her family. HARRISON/JAMES. In loving memory of our dear sister and parents. Pat James, April 21, 2013; Grace Harrison, May 9, 2002; John Harrison, July 10, 1987. Gone are the days we used 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. Sadly missed today and always, your loving family.


A vERY SPECIAL thanks to all my family and friends who made my 90th Birthday such a memorable occasion! Also, a special thanks to the A.C.W. members for the fabulous lunch they provided! Mabel Wright MANY THANKS to the fire department who fought a grassfire on my property, much appreciated. Fay Woodward THE FAMILY of Kent Hemmings expresses their heartfelt gratitude to everyone for their support during our recent loss, to Rev. Hobbs for his kind words, to the ladies of the UCW for the luncheon and a special thank you to Ben Ens of Whattam Funeral Home for his caring guidance and fulfillment of every wish. Sincerely Kathie and family. THE FAMILY of the late Jessie Kenny would like to express our heartfelt thanks and sincere appreciation to extended family, friends, colleagues and neighbours for flowers, donations and countless and varied expressions of support and sympathy. Colin Wartman and his staff Jason, Ryan, Glen and Mary provided exceptional service. Thank you to Father Marek Chochrek his brother Father Wes, Michelle Dorey, Michelle Pyatt, Tony Evans and Larry McGlade and CWL members who contributed to the beautiful funeral mass. The CWL also provided welcome refreshments. We thank Drs Liz and Tom Touzel and Dr. Rans Perera and the nursing staff at L&A ER, on the medical floor and in the palliative care unit. We are grateful to Linda Burke for her timely intervention. The staff and residents of the Riverine provided friendship, kind words and excellent care to Jessie for four years. She loved living in the retirement home and she asked specifically that we say good-bye to her friends there.




KIMMERLY & MINAKER- In memory of Lillian Kimmerly who passed away April 12, 1964 and Shirley Minaker who passed away April 7, 2007. You are not forgotten sisters Nor ever will you be As long as life and memory lasts I will remember thee. The years may wipe out many things But this they’ll wipe out never The memory of those happy days Which we have spent together. Remembered by your loving sister Emma.

Peacefully at Kentwood Park Home on Wednesday April 9th, 2014. Bill Belnap of Napanee, formerly of North Port, at the age of 73. Loved father of William Richard Belnap and his partner Kathy Pyke of Napanee.  Remembered by Marilyn King Belnap and Helen Hannah (Belnap), Bill will also be missed by his dog Bengi. Mr. Belnap is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario. Funeral service was held in the chapel on Monday April 14th at 10:30 a.m. The Reverend Jim Cullen officiated. Interment Cherry Valley Cemetery to follow. If desired, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated (cheques only please). Friends were invited to visit Sunday afternoon from 2 until 4 p.m.

KERR, Hubert. In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who passed away 2 years ago April 22, 2012. We thought of you with love today, But that is nothing new, We thought about you yesterday, And days before that too. We think of you in silence. We often speak your name; All we have now are memories, And your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake With which we will never part God has you in his keep, We have you in our hearts. Always remembered, Marilyn, Maggie, Vernon, Ronnie, Eleanor and their families.

SMITH- In memory of my loving husband who left me April 19, 2010. Laverne (Spike) I think of him in silence No eyes can see me weep And within my aching heart His memory I’ll keep. Lovingly you always and forever. Pat. SMITH, Laverne “Spike”, In loving memory of my Dad, who passed away April 19, 2010. I’m holding back the tears today remembering anew Those wonderful and precious years Spent happily with you. And I can’t think of anything I wouldn’t give to see That loveable, familiar face, That meant so much to me. Just to spend a day with you And laugh with you again For since you’ve been gone, Dad Life’s never been the same. Loved and missed always Pam and Brian SMITH, Laverne “Spike”. In memory of a loving dad and grandfather who passed away April 19, 2010. Silent thoughts of times together, Hold memories that will last forever. Hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best. Sadly missed by Penny (Melba), Robert and Boys.

Patricia Rose James

October 13, 1952 - April 21, 2013 Even when we knew our time together, Was coming to an end, Our life without you Wife, Nanny and Mother, We could not comprehend. The quiet house, the empty chair, The sad faces on the kids, When they realize Nanny is not there. We talk about you all the time, Limitless memories gush, Some make us laugh, others bring a tear Or make the whole room hush. Nothing can cure our heartache, Since we said good-bye last spring. But all the love you gave us, Has helped soothe grief’s sharp sting. In our hearts and forever loved. Love Gary, Nicole, Christina, Jennifer and families

SMITH, Laverne “Spike”, In loving memory of my Poppy, who passed away April 19, 2010. I cannot bring the old days back Your smile I cannot see I can only treasure the memories Of days that used to be Love you and miss you always... Jordan

Sam Struthers

In loving memory of our dear son and brother who passed away April 23, 2011. He was someone very special He can never be replaced, His memory in our daily lives Can never be erased. He had a sense of humor And a sparkle in his eye, A helping hand in times of need On that you could rely. He had a smile for everyone A generous heart of gold, To anyone who knew him His memory will never grow old. Missing you always, Mom, Dad, Cathy, Steve and Tracey.

WILLIAMSON, Ron October 7, 1957- April 18, 2009 In loving memory of my beloved husband, that was called home to the Lord, on April 18, 2009. You told me that our life together Was the best it had never been I felt the same way. Five long years, not seeing your face, Your smile or hearing your voice, Has been so hard. I always feel you close in my heart And you are forever loved and remembered Until we meet again, Your wife Judy.


BELNAP, William David

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RUGGLES, Walter Ernest

At Belleville General Hospital on Tuesday April 15th, 2014. Elsie Huff of Belleville, formerly of Picton at the age of 88. Dear wife of the late Hudson Huff. Loving mother of Peter Diggins, Janet Cox, Sally Luedeman, Nadine Parkos and Michael and Robert Diggins. Sadly missed by her 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. A public visitation will be held in the Whattam Funeral Home on Saturday April 19th, 2014 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. during which time memories of her life will be shared. Cremation has taken place with interment at Glenwood Cemetery at a later date. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation or Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family (cheques only, please). Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario.

Suddenly at Kingston General Hospital on Thursday April 10th, 2014. Walter Ruggles of Picton, formerly of North Port and Nictaux Falls, N.S., at the age of 87. Beloved husband of the late Betty Ruggles (nee Barker). Loved father of Janice RugglesBolton of Glenora and Heather and her husband Bernie Dillon of Spencerville and father-in-law of the late Michael Bolton.  Proud grandpa of Erin of Ottawa. Walter served for thirty years in the Canadian Armed Forces and was proud he served in the Korean War. Memorial service in the chapel of the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario on Thursday April 17th at 10:30 a.m. The Reverend Jim Cullen officiating. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to Friendship United Church or the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated (cheques only please). Friends were invited to visit on Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m.



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HUFF, Elsie Maude

DeMILLE, Bernice Evelyn

Peacefully at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Friday April 11th, 2014. Bernice DeMille of Picton, at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late Walter.  Loved mother of Bonnie and her husband John Clark of Napanee, Jean of Picton, Rick and wife Debbie of Picton and Charlotte and her husband Larry Bongard of Picton.  Proud Nanny of Jennifer, Charlie (Cindy), Justin, Joanne (Nathan) and great-nanny of Cody, Leland Kelsey and Carter.  Dear sister of Barb Algar and Erla Millar. Memorial service in the chapel of the Whattam Funeral Home, Picton, on Thursday April 17th at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. Interment Cherry Valley Cemetery to follow. If desired, donations to the Picton Dialysis Clinic or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated (cheques only please). Friends are welcome to visit Thursday afternoon from 1 p.m. until service time.

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MANLOW, Dennis Bruce

WALMSLEY, Kim Heather (nee Jenkins)

Suddenly at his home, on Friday April 11th, 2014. Dennis Manlow of Casino Court, Picton, at the age of 58. Loved father of Dennis and his wife Kelly of Milford and Adam and his fiancee Aimee of Belleville. Sadly missed by his granddaughter Ruby. Dear brother of Wayne of Winnipeg and his family. A graveside service was held in the Cherry Valley Cemetery on Wednesday April 16th, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. The Reverend Anne Marie Jones officiated. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated (cheques only please). Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario.

Peacefully, with family by her side at Kingston General Hospital on Tuesday April 8th, 2014. Kim Walmsley of Picton, at the age of 50. Beloved wife of Sam and mother of Brent of Calgary and Brad and Brooke of Picton. Loved daughter of Lynda Jenkins and the late Floyd. Dear sister of Mark and his wife Charlene of Port Hope and Scott of Oshawa. A public visitation will be held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Sunday April 13th from 2 until 4p.m. A Private Family Service will take place on Monday. Reverend Phil Hobbs to officiate. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated (cheques only please).



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There will be a Celebration of Life held for Bob Spires on Saturday April 19, 2014 from 1pm- 4pm

Bob passed away suddenly January 2, 2014. Please join family and friends on Saturday April 19, 2014 from 1-4pm at the South Bay United Church Hall, Milford Ontario.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS IN THE ESTATE OF GRACE IRENE COPP, DECEASED All persons having claims against the Estate of Grace Irene Copp, late of the County of Prince Edward and Province of Ontario, who died on or about September 22, 2013, are hereby notified to send particulars of same to the undersigned on or before Monday, April 30, 2014, after which date the aforementioned Estate will be distributed by the undersigned having regard only to the claims then filed. DATE: 25 March 2014 MAYESKI MATHERS LLP LAWYERS Shelagh M. Mathers Barrister and Solicitor Suite 4, 6 Talbot Street Picton, ON K0K 2T0 Solicitor for the Estate


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Looking for reliable, enthusiastic, outgoing College/University students interested in working at our Fruit and Vegetable stand and supervising our Pick your Own. -- required to work both independently and as part of a team -- excellent customer service skills essential -- sales experience an asset -- must be available to work week-ends

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Weekend of April 18 and April 25 Building Materials, Wood, Windows, Doors, Native Stuff, Electronics, Bit of Everything

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Sat., April 19th & Sun., April 20th 8 a.m. to ? Rain or Shine

135 Massey-Ferguson Loader; CASE 480 tractor; Honda 4-wheeler; custom made plow for 4-wheeler; stove; 2 refrigerators; 2 dishwashers; solid oak buffet/hutch; dishes; glassware; ceiling fixtures; air conditioners; 2 velvet wing-back chairs; ping-pong table; tools; Karrier car top carrier; small maple drop-leaf table; golf clubs; some clothes; nearly new washer & new dryer; cherry finish dining room table with leaf & 4 matching chairs; walnut futon frame; couch with cover & matching bolsters; small appliances; framed pictures; kitchen island (on rollers) with one matching straight back stool; tvâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; stereo equipment and pet cages.


AT 11:00 Am AUCTioN sALE - LYNDA BRoWN 10 JANE sTREET, PiCToN, oNT Turn WEsT of Picton main street (Highway 49) onto Johnson street to Jane street (vicinity of Picton Legion) Antique oak china cabinet with curved glass sides, antique oak and glass 3 level stacking barristers bookcase, oak finish hall seat and mirror, walnut tea wagon, antique washstand, mahogany finish ladies writing desk, hand crafted cedar chest, antique jam cupboard, teak dinette table and 6 chairs, childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vintage Werlich wagon, doll carriage, large collection of antique and vintage tins, tin toys, antique tool box, antique cast iron train toy, antique kitchenwares, antique doll carriage, Steif toys,depression glass, cottage ware, wicker pieces, Ironstone, document boxes, Royal Nippon, hand painted china, Royalty pieces, copper and brass pieces, chest of stainless flatware, Toshiba 33â&#x20AC;? flat screen TV, 7 cu ft chest freezer, 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


AT 5:00 P.m. AUCTioN sALE oF HoUsEHoLD FURNiTURE & smALLs DoUg JARRELL sALEs ARENA, BELLEviLLE Round oak pedestal kitchen table/ wide leaf & 4 press back chairs, sleigh style couch/ wooden trim, 2 curio cabinets, walnut sofa table, antique fold down secretary, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dâ&#x20AC;? shaped glass china cabinet, walnut round end table/ brass feet, Ridgway grandfather clock, oak hall table, antique drop leaf table/ 3 leaves, French provincial corner cabinet, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dâ&#x20AC;? end table, double bed/ box spring & mattress (like new), butler, smoker & matching small drop leaf table, platform rocker, gingerbread clock, painted bentwood rocker, 2 white wicker rockers & matching loveseat, trunk, childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highchair, small curio cabinet, dove tail box/lid. A large qty. of smalls including approx. 35 pieces of cranberry, qty. of pinwheel crystal, Flow blue pieces, silver plate, every day dishes, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Supercycleâ&#x20AC;? bicycle/whitewall tires, milk bottles, old oil bottle, old licence plates, box of tackle, Assorted lamps, linens, shop & garden small tools etc. Numerous other pieces. See my web site for detailed list & photos. AUCTioNEERs: DoUg JARRELL & BEN TREvERToN 613-969-1033





AT 9:00 A.m. AT DoUg JARRELL sALEs ARENA, BELLEviLLE This sale features a large selection of farm machinery, livestock equipment, gates & feeders, lawn & garden equipment and a wide selection of tools. Early consignments include a Case 580 4wd backhoe/ extenda-hoe, Massey industrial tractor/loader, David Brown 880 2wd tractor, 1984 Ford 800 truck/RBD radial boom with attached auger for drilling holes 10â&#x20AC;? & 12â&#x20AC;?, a 14â&#x20AC;? drum with carbide teeth for coring in limestone to a depth of 8ft. It has upper controls & a single man bucket. 2001 Ford F350 cargo van/ E-tested & sells as is, Steel 4 horse slant trailer/ dressing & tack rooms sell as is ( reserve), International 30 ft. vibrashank cultivator/spring harrows, MF 33 seed drill/ grass box, Turnco cultipacker, 2 field rollers, MF 3pth 2 row corn planter, NH 488 haybine, Gehl 2160 haybine, Ferguson side delivery rake, Massey rake, NH 310 square baler/ thrower, McKee round baler, JD round baler, 2 175 bushel gravity grain wagons on 6 ton running gear, 2 flat bottom hay wagons, Dump trailer/ 6 ton axles/ safety, Walco 3 pth 4 ft. rotary mower (like new), Bush Hog 7 ft rotary mower, Walco 3pth 7 ft. finishing mower, Bobcat 8 ft. snow blade/hydraulic angle, HLA log grapple, rock forks, brush brute (all skid steer Q/A. 60 Ft. round pen (as new), 3 pth 6 ft. scraper blade, tilting double ski-doo trailer, 2 wheel garden trailer, livestock mineral feeders & water troughs, squeeze chute/head gate, 4 rectangular poly calf hutches, antique pump jack, well pump, Antique â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Vessotâ&#x20AC;? grain grinder, aluminum truck tool box, Craftsman 5H.P. 17â&#x20AC;? rear tine tiller, Craftsman 1350 series 27â&#x20AC;? snowblower, White 12 H.P. 42 inch cut riding mower, White 18 H.P. 48 inch cut riding mower, Murray 12 H.P. 30 inch cut riding mower, push mowers, lawnsweeper, John Deere straight shaft weedeater, power hacksaw, parts washer, 3 14.9x24 used tires, Coleman air compressor, grass seed, large qty. of shop & power tools. Approx. 50 4 x 5 hardcore bales of hay. List subject to additions and deletions. We are now accepting your consignments for this sale. Consign early to take advantage of advertising. AUCTioNEERs: DoUg JARRELL & BEN TREvERToN 613-969-1033

AT 11:00 Am AUCTioN sALE - WE sELL CARs LTD 608 sT LAWRENCE sTREET EAsT, mADoC, oNT. 2 miles EAsT of 4 way stop in madoc on st Lawrence street East. Selection of pre-owned North American and Import cars and trucks including â&#x20AC;&#x2122;07 Dodge Caravan, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;06 Chevy Colbalt,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;05 Nissan Quest van, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;05 Hyundai Elantra, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;05 Dodge Caravan, 2â&#x20AC;&#x2122;04 Chevrolet Venture van, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;04 Nissan Maxima, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;04 Ford Free Star,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;04 Nissan Ultima, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;04 Suzuki ASX, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;03 Ford Expedition SUV, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;03 Honda Oddessey, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;03 Pontiac Grand Am, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;03 Dodge Caravan,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;03 Kia Sedona, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;03 Dodge Dakota, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;03 Dodge Ram van, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;02 Chevrolet Venture van, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;02 Chrysler Sebring, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;02 Honda Odyssey, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;01 Lincoln LLS, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;01 Nissan Sentra, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;01 Mazda ProtĂŠgĂŠ, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;00 Ford Mustang, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;00 Buick Century, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;00 Ford Taurus, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;00 Buick CCU, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;99 Honda Civic, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;99 Ford Contour van, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;98 BMW 528i, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;98 Ford pick up , â&#x20AC;&#x2122;98 Dodge Ram truck Vehicles in running condition ALL vEHiCLEs soLD As is, WHERE is WiTH CLEAR TiTLE TERms- CAsH oR CHEQUE oWNER & AUCTioNEER NoT REsPoNsiBLE FoR ACCiDENT oR iNJURY DAY oF sALE sULLivAN AUCTioNEERs Plainfield 613-477-2082 www. for photos


Quality Consignment sale 6:30pm viewing 5:00pm 662 Cty. Rd. #12. 3.5 kms southwest of Bloomfield at Koopmans Auction Centre Travel cases from â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Spin Doctorsâ&#x20AC;?, 2 single captain Oak sleigh beds, Accuciser, Oak dry sink, pine corner armour, Antique blacksmith tools with blower on stand, Antique wooden screw jack, Antique brick and mortar aud., Antique wooden rim bicycle wheels, 4 pce dark brown wicker rattan sunroom set, sofa bed, couch and chair, wine making equipment, oak electric fireplace, patio sets, pedestal table and 6 chairs, brass boat propellers, nylon strapping machine, Beaver wood lathe, compound sliding saw, work benches and cupboards for garage, 4 ft chest freezer, Husqvarna riding mower, 20ft extension ladder, heavy duty wheel barrow, pine tall boy dresser, buffet and hutch, small hand tools, quantity of plastic shelving units, wishing well, air conditioners, dehumidifier, plus much more. See website Always accepting good clean consignment for upcoming sales. We also conduct Estates, Farm and Commercial sales on site. Canteen Available, Terms: Cash and Debit For your entire auction needs, call Auctioneer: gerald Koopmans 613-393-1732

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AT 10:30 Am AUCTioN sALE - sTEvE sWEETâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rv 1sT ANNUAL sToCK REDUCTioN AUCTioN 16477 HigHWAY #2, R.R.# 5 TRENToN, oNT. Exit soUTH off 401 Highway at Wooler Road Exit (interchange 522) for 2 miles and turn WEsT onto Highway # 2 ( Co Rd 2) for 3 miles. vEHiCLEs- 1986 Allegro 36 ft motor home 65,411kms with 5000 miles on new engine, 6.5KW Onan Generator 500 hours with all amenities â&#x20AC;&#x201C; good running condition; 1990 Road Trek conversion van with a/c, bathroom, captains chairs,198,000kms, good running condition; 1995 Ford Mustang convertible with 163,502 kms- good running condition; 2006 18 x 8 ft tandem axle enclosed trailer with rear ramp and side man door- excellent; Cat 5000 lb propane power fork truck with new tires- good running condition; 2-3500w Generators, truck cap, Western snow blades iNvENToRY- 5th Wheel Hitch, RV bathtubs , various entry doors, trailer tires, rims, Faulkner Awning hardware, a dozen truck specific slide on mirrors ,new merchandise, grip tape, tie downs, water testers, electronic rv levellers ,Propane gauges, thermocouplers, stove tops, boat, rv, atv and tent trailer covers. Various size used windows, dish holders, scare lights,3 point hitch scraper blade,propane cage, numerous other articles. ALL sALEs FiNAL. ALL vEHiCLEs sELL iN As is CoNDiTioN BUsiNEss As UsUAL AT sTEvEs Rv REgULAR HoURs 9 Am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3 Pm. TERms- CAsH oR CHEQUE oWNER & AUCTioNEER NoT REsPoNsiBLE FoR ACCiDENT oR iNJURY DAY oF sALE sULLivAN AUCTioNEERs Plainfield 613-477-2082 www. for photos


AT 10:00 A.m. AT 2001 ENRigHT RoAD, mARYsviLLE AUCTioN sALE FoR THE EsTATE oF LAvERNE mAsTiN FARm mACHiNERY & RELATED TooLs DiRECTioNs: From Hwy. 401 east of Belleville take Deseronto Road (exit 570) north 9 kms. to Enright Road. Turn west & follow 3 kms. to sale site at 2001. Kubota M9000 4WD tractor with cab & air & Kubota M740 loader with 12F/12R fully synchronized main & shuttle transmission, 12.4 x 24 front & 18.4 x 30 inch rear tires, 2300 hours (ex.) Case IH model 595 2wd tractor with CIH 2250 loader & canopy 3100 hours (also in ex. shape),International 710 semimount 4 furrow plough, International 45 vibrashank 12 ft. cultivator/ spring harrows, MF # 33 - 15 run seed drill with grass box, set of field drags, 3 drum field roller, New Holland 488 9 ft. haybine (ex), New Idea 5 bar side delivery rake, New Holland 273 small square baler, John Deere model 457 â&#x20AC;&#x153;silage specialâ&#x20AC;? round baler with mega wide pick up & â&#x20AC;&#x153;Baletrak Plusâ&#x20AC;? monitor controller system (excellent condition), 2 wooden flat bottom hay wagons, Ford 3pth 7 ft scraper blade, King Wyse hay & grain elevator on undercarriage/ motor, 8 inch x 20 ft grain auger, 4 inch x 20 ft grain auger, fertilizer spreader, 200 bushel gravity grain wagon, homemade dump trailer, Spramotor 3pth field sprayer, Allied manual bale stooker, Husqvarna model 125 riding lawnmower (like new), lawn roller, 1988 Suzuki LT4 4wd 4 wheeler, 1972 Ski Doo Alpine model, Canox MIG matic 35 wire feed welder, Lincoln AC 225 welder, Husqvarna 359 chain saw, 16 ton pipe bender (new), Stihl gas weedeater, manual tire changer, culverts, 3 sets of tractor tire chains, Rubbermaid stock tank, mineral feeder, large qty. of farm tools including bottle jacks, air tools, power tools, wrenches, sockets, ITC table top variable speed drill press, chop saw, bench grinder, acetylene tanks, torches, gauges & cart, fencing supplies, qty. of rough cut lumber, qty. of cedar rails, bale feeders, backhoe bucket, 3 pth bale spear, logging chains, aluminum extension ladder, grass seed, milk cans, firewood rack, small wood trailer, & numerous other items far too many to list. Mr. Mastin was a very good caretaker and the machinery is all in very good condition. See my web site for detailed list & photos. AUCTioNEERs: DoUg JARRELL & BEN TREvERToN 613-969-1033 Terms: Cash, Debit, visa, mC or good cheque/iD Lunch booth available owners and/or auctioneers not responsible for accident sale day.


The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014

County planning youth goal-setting sessions with successful athletes during hockey championship

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The committee included Robinson and co-chair Don Cotton, Carbone and fellow community development staff member Grace Nyman, community centres and marketing manager Lisa Lindsay, commissioner of corporate services and finance Susan Turnbull, councillor Jim Dunlop, Barry Braun, and Betty Masterson. After bidding and negotiating with the likes of the Ontario Hockey Association and Ontario Hockey Federation, the bid was won and now the clock is ticking down. Richardson says he admits to being nervous as there are a few nuts and bolts to go, however, many people have come on board to volunteer and assist with the event. In addition to the worldclass junior hockey being played by the Dukes and the champions of the Ontario Junior Hockey League, the Superior International Hockey League, and the Northern Ontario Hockey League, there are a number of events planned for during the tournament. A vendor’s market with 24 local businesses represented will be staged along the top of the bowl at the Essroc Arena and there will be a golf tournament at the start of the event. The County will also set up a concierge’s station at the facility to direct people to off-site attractions. Volunteers are needed to help with that endeavour and businesses are welcomed to provide promotional items. At the community centre each day, the County will be offering a students’ program to coincide with the tournament with funding from

Sports Canada and the Wellington Rotary Club. From April 29 to May 1, Grade 4-8 students from local schools can join the Motivate Canada Esteem Team for presentations about goal setting and team building. Guest speakers will feature Olympic rowing medalist

Dorota Urbaniak, world tap dancing champion Darin Kyle, and former CFL and NFL player Mark Hatfield. “It will be very fitting and partner with what the guys are doing on the ice,” said Lindsay. “They made a lot of sacrifices to reach their goals and play hockey of this cali-

bre. (Participants) will identify goals, learning techniques using life examples from Olympic and national champions, get some life advice about setting goals, then watch the guys play on the ice.” Committee members noted that local businesses

and artisans have been very generous in donating all the items for gift bags to be given to players. One artist, glass blower Mel Wilder, actually provided a unique sculpture to be given to player of the game reward winners at far less than market value. Even the canteen staff at

the Essroc Arena are sharing in the excitement as they’ve introduced a Dudley Dog, which is a hot dog stuffed with cheese, for the event. For tickets to games or more information about volunteer opportunities, please visit www.dudleyhewittcup2014com.


The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014

Caring for trees and shrubs in wake of extreme winter weather

Everywhere I go people are lamenting the state of their trees and shrubs after our major ice storm accompanied by high winds. They are often engaged in pruning or wondering how some of the more difficult pruning can be carried out. The other concerns expressed are around the effect that long periods of cold weather have had on their gardens. Most have heard the concerns of vineyard owners who believe that some vines will not recover. Our massive old willow with numerous trunks lost a trunk, which landed squarely on the road. Before we could do more than wonder what the solution might be, the County had removed everything up to our property line and taken it all away. Clearing power lines and roads were a high priority all over the county. They were not particularly focused on good pruning techniques so much as safety, which is a lesson for us all. The safety of the pruner is of paramount importance as the remainder of the pruning of damaged trees and shrubs is carried out. Don’t work in areas were the snow is still lying or where dead underbrush creates a hazard, but address these issues first. If the area poses other problems, such as the high location of the damage, look for help unless you are already expert and have the right tools for that kind of pruning. The last safety item is naturally the removal first of those parts of damaged trees that threaten anyone’s safety. For many trees and shrubs pruning can be successfully carried out during periods of dormancy. Oaks, for example, are best pruned then as insects are also dormant. Oak wilt is spread by insects coming up from the base of the tree and fresh pruning cuts are particularly open to such an invasion. Some of the exceptions are birch, horse or buckeye chestnut, maple and poplar as they tend to bleed more when not in leaf. Others are best not pruned in such a wet season if there are specific fungal or bacterial diseases in your area. In all of


these cases the dead and damaged growth should still be removed but with the fewest cuts possible. The remainder of needed pruning is better left until later. Badly damaged evergreens are the most likely to die off as they don’t do well with significant pruning even when nature is the pruner as was the case this winter. Again look at either minimal pruning or even removal where the damage has been major such as the loss of a large part of the top of the tree. As with any pruning removal of dead or defective growth should be done with clean, sharp tools. When removing limbs the cut should be made from below to avoid tearing of the bark. Cuts, of all kinds, do best if left unsealed. When buds are opposite, the cut should be flat and just above the pair of buds. With alternate buds choose an outside bud and make an angled cut with the upside towards the bud. When the tip of the main stem is damaged on trees look for best possible replacement either using a single bud on the trunk but if there is a branch that could become the new tip of the main trunk choose that first and prune accordingly. The bud’s potential growth is the greater unknown and thus the more risky choice. The other frequently raised question concerns the outright loss of perennials and shrubs as a result of the extreme cold. Two factors are generally the most

important predictors of survival given an extreme winter like the one we experienced in the county. The first is consistency of snow cover. Given the amount of snow that fell this winter and the lack of any prolonged melting period, most gardens were covered by several inches of snow for most of the winter which provided protection for what lay underneath. Unfortunately the high winds in some areas led to frequent bare or almost bare patches for prolonged periods and plants in those areas could easily be adversely affected. The better established the perennial and the more suited it is to our climate, which is rated as 5 or 5b on the Canadian plant hardi-

ness scale, the less likely it is to have succumbed to winter cold. Given that we have experienced a number of warmer winters, many local gardeners have been successfully growing a plant or two rated for a maximum coldness in the 6 range or even a bit higher and this may be the year that they don’t reappear. As well, there are perennial plants that tend to last a few years and then disappear. These may also be more vulnerable to the winter cold. Finally it is important after such a cold winter to not give up too quickly on a plant that continues to remain dormant by its usual due up by date. This is definitely not the time to be hasty in the uprooting and

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014

Regent Theatre finds way to recognize largest contributors to sponsorship program APRIL LAWRENCE

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The Regent Theatre ‘Big Screen’ Sponsorship Program thanks the community sponsors whose contributions to the theatre help keep it running. “The theatre wouldn’t be open without them,” said

Martha Smith secretary of the Regent Theatre sponsorship committee. To show its appreciation these sponsors for the past four years the committee has had a ‘thank you’ photo ad published in local papers in the spring. Photographer Peggy deWitt took the photo on April 10 at the Regent The-

atre this year. Taking the photo also gives the business owners the opportunity to meet if they have not yet met already said Smith. Around 30 of the gold, silver and special sponsors participated in the photo this year, co-ordinating a time to take the photo is tricky said Smith, because the sponsors

are business owners with varying hours not all can make it to the photo each year. But the committee at the Regent is grateful to all the sponsors that help keep the theatre doors open. The photo also puts a face to the names of the businesses that appear in ads shown before movies, on smaller


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Jeffery trial to resume today

The murder trial involving a young Prince Edward County man that stabbed his mother and left her body in a bog in North Marysburgh Ward resumes in Picton today. Closing submissions by Crown attorney Jodi Whyte and defence council Chris Murphy in the trial of Beau Jeffery are expected to be delivered at Picton Superior Court of Justice in front of Justice Robert Scott starting at 10 a.m. Facts of the case show Beau Jeffery, now 29, stabbed his mother Elaine Jeffery in the afternoon of Aug. 24, 2011 before taking her body to a flooded field off Old Milford Road. Jeffery then cleaned the scene and would later tell police his mother had went for a walk and did not return. Police formally charged Jeffery with murder after he led investigators to his mother's body approximately a week later. Jeffery's defence, after pleading not guilty, has been

presented as the young man as not criminally responsible for his actions by way of schizophrenia. In a surprising revelation just prior to the case adjorning in February, both psychiatrists called in the case agreed with this stance. Both Dr. Jonathon Rootenberg and Dr. Derek Pallandi assessed Jeffery and came to the same conclusion, although Pallandi (who was providing in chief testimony for the Crown) said the margin for such a finding given the facts was razor thin. After hearing submissions, Scott is scheduled to deliver a verdict April 30. During the pause in the trial, Beau Jeffery has been in care at Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, a fully accredited 301-bed psychiatric hospital located in Penetanguishene where he receives anti-psychotic medicine once every two weeks. -Jason Parks, Staff

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Documentary screening to help legal fight AdAm BrAmBurger Staff writer

Order of Canada member Bernie Finkelstein is hitting the rewind button to relive time spent on the road with one of his most famous musical clients to help fight turbines at Ostrander Point. One of this country's pioneering music producers, Finkelstein has arranged for Pacing The Cage, a feature documentary he co-produced about Bruce Cockburn to be screened at Active Arts Studio on Rednersville Road May 3 as a fundraiser for the legal fight to block the installation. "I definitely feel the government made a huge mistake,"the Ameliasburgh resident said. "They shouldn't put turbines at Ostrander and I don't think they should put them anywhere in the county. We're supporting the group that is fighting. It's been a very difficult fight for them so far." The event will feature county wines, Shade Grown coffee, canapés, and sweets, while guests can go on tour with the well-known Cockburn through New England and upstate New York, circa 2008. Finkelstein said the tour featured gave birth not only to the 60-minute documentary, which has garnered television interest, but also a love album called Slice of Life, released in 2009. "We shot it largely in 2008. It's a year of Bruce's life," he said. "There are several different chapters — one on the road, one called All The Diamonds, which is his spiritual quest, one about his guitar playing, one about activism, and one about Bruce as a songwriter." The documentary also features a number of wellknown guests. Bono, the lead singer of the band U2 is

featured on screen and there are appearances by Gen. Romeo Dallaire, who was at a benefit for child soldiers where Cockburn performed in Victoria, and other popular artists like Sarah Harmer, Waylon Jennings, and Jackson Browne are included in the footage. Finkelstein noted he coproduced the film with Joel Goldberg, who was also its director. He noted that on May 3, both will be present at Active Arts to take questions from the audience. "We're going to be there to do a question-and-answer, but not just on the film but on anything — Bruce, the music business, the film business… we're there to answer questions." Finkelstein said he's also dying to see the documentary on a special sound system featuring Tenor Audio's 175 S Pre-amp with a Tetra 606 listening instrument. "I'm not a big hi-fi person, but this is labelled as the pinnacle of world-class sound," he said. "It's something I have not yet heard and it is bound to be very exciting." The evening will close with local band the Frere Brothers (Mark Despault and Alec Lunn) doing a mixture of their own music and some of Cockburn's signature hits. Reservations are required for the event, which will cost a minimum $50 donation per person. People can book their space by visiting www.saveostranderpoint.or g or contacting Cheryl Anderson at Save Ostrander Point spokesperson Borys Holowacz said he expects that reservations will be brisk, particularly given the news that the Prince Edward Field Naturalists' representatives, Eric K.Gillespie Professional Corporation, filed their 37-page leave

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Disposal of House—219 Valley Rd. Ameliasburgh #2014-CD-56 The County of Prince Edward is seeking Expressions of Interest from parties interested in the acquisition of, or use of materials from, a house located at 219 Valley Road, Ameliasburgh. The land, on which the house sits, is not for sale. Expression of Interest documents may be obtained from the County of Prince Edward Purchasing Clerk, located at 280 Main Street, Picton (The Edward Building), Monday-Friday, 8:30am—5:00pm. Submissions are to be received in plainly marked envelopes by the County of Prince Edward Clerk at Shire Hall located at 332 Main Street, Picton Ontario K0K 2T0, by: 2:00 p.m. local time Tuesday, April 29, 2014 All projects out for competition are posted online at

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of appeal with the Court of Appeal For Ontario Friday in an attempt to have that court reverse a divisional court ruling, which effectively reversed the Environmental Tribunal position that the project not move forward. "The submission was phenomenal. It puts everything in perspective. It's well-written and it fills in the holes," Holowacz said. "We're going to have a fun night to support these efforts." The submission suggests that the divisional court erred in law by failing to provide the Environmental Review Tribunal an deference due to its specialized expertise on environmental cases with respect to its decision to protect the Blanding's turtle. It also argued that the court entered into a fact-finding process that was out of its jurisdiction and added a ground of appeal regarding "serious" versus "irreversible" harm and that it erroneously made a finding of breach of natural justice. The Field Naturalists expect their court costs alone could be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars and they were also ordered April 4 to pay $40,000 in court costs for proponent Gilead Power as part of the divisional court ruling they are seeking to appeal.

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World Premiere! 6 Performances!

April 25, 26, May 2, 3, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. Supper Performances – $35* April 27, 2014 – 12:30 p.m. Township Lunch Matinée, in honour of the Hillier Women’s Institute 100th Anniversary – $25* May 1, 2014 – 8:00 p.m. Performance only – $18*

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Drama. Video. Special Music.

An inspiring presentation of the arrest, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

Friday, April 18th. 7:00PM Saturday, April 19th. 7:00PM Sunday, April 20th. 11:00AM Emmanuel Kids Easter (pre-school to gr. 3) Children`s Program will run during performances.



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The Gamay Model offers 1380 sq. ft of quality custom building on one of the prettiest lots in the countryside. Hardwood floors, 30 yr. shingles, granite bathroom counters and 9 ft. ceilings are standard with this quality builder. $389,000 buys this home with many more models to choose from. MLS 2140934 Prince Edward County Realty Inc. Brokerage 98 Main Street, Picton, ON

LINDA MIDDLETON, Broker of Record/Owner 613-476-7800


The Picton

Call ELIZABETH CROMBIE, Sales Representative 613-476-2700 or toll free 1-877-476-0096


Private Setting with water view on a beautiful lot. Spacious kitchen, eat in dining room with doors to a wrap around deck. Main floor bedroom, laundry and 2 generous bedrooms upstairs. Attached double garage. Idyllic location near restaurants, wineries, marinas and Fifth Town Artisan Cheese. Apricot Quincy trees and fruit bushes. Very well maintained property. $257,000 MLS 2142009 Call GAIL FORCHT, Broker Office: 613-471-1708 Cell: 613-961-9587


Big Island elevated bungalow, attached 2 car garage. Lg eat in kitchen with lots of oak cupboards, bright eating area with patio doors to side deck for barbecuing. Bright living/dining rm with lg window facing Bay of Quinte. 3 bedrms plus 4 pc bath on main level, 2 bedrms plus lg bright family rm with fireplace on lower level. Lg foyer from garage, to lg back deck & hot tub, & front door. Lg workshop great for home occupation on this 8+ ac parcel. $359,900 MLS 2140918




Call ELIZABETH CROMBIE, Sales Representative 613-476-2700 or toll free 1-877-476-0096


Newly constructed bungalow situated on 2 acres. Open concept kitchen, dining and living area with Vaulted ceilings. 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths,nicely finished. Fully insulated and dry walled basement. Double garage. Central Air. 3 baths. Large MB with en-suite. Setback with a private treed lane way. Great Curb Appeal. $339,000 MLS 2136616 HERB PLIWISCHKIES, Sales Rep



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This is a newly severed lot within the village of Wellington. The lot has waterfront on West Lake with municipal water and sewer hookup to lot line. The lot has a shared driveway with the western lot and driving access to the water’s edge to launch your boat. This a great opportunity to build your dream home in the village with views of the sand dunes and boating access to the Sandbanks Provincial Park. $199,000 MLS 2142114 Call LORI SLIK, Sales Rep 613-471-1708

Call JASON, KEVIN, SANDY or TAMARA YOUNG, Sales Reps 613-476-2100 or


Now just $125,000! With monthly mortgage payment as low as $583.07 per month, PLUS $250 a month INCOME from the Xplornet Tower Income-this is the best deal in the County! MLS 2140551


Call MARY JANE MILLS, Broker 613-476-5900

In the heart of Cherry Valley, close to Sandbanks and other Provincial Parks, this century home offers lots of charm and appeal. Private back yard, mature trees, deck. Cozy woodstove, main floor laundry & master bedroom. 2 bedrooms upstairs. Sitting room/office overlooking East Creek. Great starter home or weekly rental. $169,900 MLS 2132552 Call MARK GARDINER, Sales Rep Office: 613-476-2700 Cell:613-391-5588



28 YORK STREET, PICTON $425,000 Century old home has taken on a new life after a renovation/restoration in 2012. Rich in character and located in the older part of Picton this home is ideal for anyone looking for rustic Victorian charm with all the modern amenities. MLS®2140085


WWW.31CRETNEYDR.COM Beautiful home in adult retirement community - Wellington On The Lake. Great curb appeal, move-in ready to enjoy summer. 2 master bedrooms, 2 en-suites, open concept eat-in kitchen, great room with gas fireplace, lg dining room area. Vinyl sided home, enclosed front porch, inside entry to one car lg Garage -11.9x29.4 (extra long) . Wheelchair accessible layout, all doors are 36` wide. Quiet, appealing cul-de-sac lot, beautiful flower beds, mature trees. New Roof with 30 year shingles in 2012 & new A/C 2012. Land lease $349.62/month. Common fee $153.52/month includes use of pool, tennis court, rec center & more! $139,900 MLS 2142065


12696 LOYALIST PARKWAY, GLENORA ROAD $1,165,000 On the waterfront this high end custom designed home was designed for value and long term appeal. Buyers are looking for value and a home they can imagine themselves residing in for many years to come. This one has it all! The space is sophisticated and formal and yet has a freshness that will appeal to all ages. I look forward to showing you! MLS®2135295

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GREAT STARTER HOME Immaculate 2 bedroom home features large kitchen & living room. Walkout from laundry room to rear deck that overlooks a massive yard. New roof last year. New windows in 2009. This home is will appeal to first time buyers or seniors looking to downsize. $159,000 MLS 2142094


KEVIN GALE, Sales Rep cell 613-476-1874 H. 613-242-7295 C.


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GEORGE REID, Broker 613-399-2134

Real Estate Inc. Brokerage

4 bedrooom split level on a magnificent in town lot. Beautiful mature trees, very private. Deck off the kitchen. Newer addition with large family room-could be a Granny Suite with separate entrance. New furnace and Central Air. Some new windows. Metal roof. Quick possession. $240,000 MLS 2141237 HERB PLIWISCHKIES, Sales Rep



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READY FOR NEW OWNERS Executive home on large lot in upscale subdivision in Village of Wellington. Features open concept family rm/ kitchen/ eating area, separate living rm/ dining rm. Main floor master bedrm with ensuite & walkin closet. 2 pc bath & laundry on main floor with inside entrance to 2 car garage. 2nd level has 2 bedrms & 4 pc bath. Unspoiled basement with rough in for bath. Call on this one. Asking $389,900 MLS 2131558


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SHARON ARMITAGE, Broker of Record 613-399-2134

Real Estate Inc. Brokerage

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CIRCA 1890 - CLASSIC RED BRICK 7 JANE ST., PICTON Popular residential area of century homes, large lot, lovely mature gardens, garage & original storage barn. Lots of original charm. Many updates: electrical, plumbing, windows, eaves troughs & down pipes. $329,000 MLS 2141455

GREAT SPOT TO BUILD Large lot with sweeping views over Big Island marsh. Perfect for watching wild life. Space for the children to play or for anyone who loves to garden. Easy commute to Belleville or Picton. $35,000 MLS 2133307 Call Carol Brough



CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN, Broker & Sales Rep Tel: 613-922-2251


Country Paradise on the edge of Picton. This “tucked away” property is a best kept secret with a paved lane leading to 3.6 pastoral acres, and an R2000 ranch bungalow with walkout lower level. Surrounded by nature and still only a short walk to town. Attached 1.5 garage plus a detached garage/studio with loft. Lots of parking. There is opportunity here with good bones of the bungalow or start over with your own design on this very special, unique country estate setting. $358,000 MLS 2142168 Call GAIL FORCHT, Broker Office: 613-471-1708 Cell: 613-961-9587


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Newly constructed Colorado bungalow situated on 10.3 acres. 5 minutes to Picton. A piece of paradise! 9` ceilings with vaulted in living room. Open concept hardwood and ceramic throughout! This home is a pleasure to show. 10x10 deck off the dining area. Double car garage. Central air! $329,900 MLS 2140648 HERB PLIWISCHKIES, Sales Rep



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Immaculate move in condition 2 bdrm/2 bath bungalow. Adult lifestyle community. $142,900 MLS 2142242 Call Elsie Wiersma 613-848-4810


Brick Bungalow in Picton with garage. Great family home in desirable neighbourhood. $214,900 MLS 2140554 Call The Young's (613) 476-2100

Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage* 102 Main St., Picton

Picton - 613-476-2100 Toll Free 1-866-294-2100

Beautiful wrap around veranda. Style and elegance, large principal rooms, rear deck over looking Westlake, 119 ft. lake front. $389,000 MLS 2136424 Gary Morden



Private 3 season cottage, 3 bed, 1 bath. Bay of Quinte, level lot, dock & launch on site. $284,500 MLS 2142054 To view call Hugh Jackson or Tracey Dickson



CAROL BROUGH Sales Rep. 613-476-2100

ELSIE WIERSMA Sales Rep. 613-848-4810

GARY MORDEN Broker 613-885-2304

HUGH JACKSON Broker 613-476-5026

JASON YOUNG Sales Rep. 613-476-2100

JOY HUMPHREY Broker 613-849-5999

KEVIN YOUNG Sales Rep. 613-476-2100

PAT BENSONMOORE Sales Rep. 613-849-8501

PAUL GENTILE Broker 613-476-2100

SANDY YOUNG Sales Rep. 613-476-2100

STEVE SENSENSTEIN Sales Rep. 613-885-1307

TAMARA YOUNG Sales Rep. 613-476-2100

TRACEY DICKSON Sales Rep. 613-403-7690

VINCE MARTEL Sales Rep. 613-476-2100




7 yr old Hilden Home. Open concept main level. Minutes to Picton & Beaches $239,900 MLS 2140769 Call The Young's (613) 476-2100

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West Lake Waterfront Cottage. 3 Bedrooms, Deck, Garage, Dock & Stunning Views. $379,000 MLS 2141063 Call The Young's (613) 476-2100 WATERFRONT CONDO LIVING-PICTON HARBOUR

3 bedroom, 3 bath executive town house. Fresh paint, carpets steam cleaned, ready to move in. $324,500 MLS 2141232 To view call Tracey Dickson or Hugh Jackson

Super location, walk to rec centre. 3 bdrm/2 bath. $242,900 MLS 2142125 Call Joy Humphrey 613-849-5999


Water access and residence beach nearby Excellent boating & fishing. Cul-de-sac location. $41,000 MLS 2135638 Call Carol Brough to view

Custom built 5 bedroom home, main floor in-law suite. 2 car attached garage. $449,000 MLS 2141944 Paul Gentile or Vince Martel



Private Waterfront Home on Long Reach. 4 Bedrms & 2 Bath. Deep Mooring for boats & fishing $349,900 MLS 2131009 Call The Young's (613) 476-2100


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Charming home near Bloomfield & Picton! Close to shops & amenities. Original hardwood floors, door hardware & detailing. Upgraded bathroom. Spacious home, open concept main floor plan. 3 bedrooms, family room, dining area, laundry room, large mudroom & sunroom! Spacious master bedrm, his/her closets. $192,000 MLS 2140921 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*

Nestled in amongst mature trees, in a desired neighbourhood, is this three bedroom side split with a finished walkout basement. Hardwood floors throughout, newly renovated kitchen open to the dining room and living room. Large front veranda, interlocking brick walkway, paved double driveway, detached garage. $234,900 MLS 2141210 Lori Slik*

Amazing residential opportunity in Belleville! 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath home. Comfortable floor plan. Great potential for first time home buyer or growing family. Main floor: 3 bedrms, living rm, open concept kitchen/dining rm, walk out to deck. Lower level: 4th bedrm, potential for 5th, family/rec room, gas fireplace, 4pc bathrm. $244,900 MLS 2142241 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*

Beautiful red Victorian awaits your special touch. Ideally located on a quiet culde-sac, easy stroll of the shops and cafes on Main Street. Graciously scaled rooms, eat-in kitchen, lg family room, formal dining & living rms. Lg master plus second bedroom & hall bath on 2nd level. Main floor laundry & guest bath. $259,000 MLS 2141875 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Outstanding value in one of Picton’s most coveted neighbourhoods! Appealing sidesplit offers excellent principal rooms, generous family room, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths. No need for a cottage: enjoy the inground pool, pool house, fenced garden and charming gazebo. community of substantial newly-built properties. $274,000 MLS 2141612 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Fantastic in-town living on a quiet street! 1.5 story well-maintained 2 bedroom home, unique lot, 2nd driveway off Church street. Front verandah, newer windows, nat. gas furnace, huge country kitchen & living/dining rooms with lg open arch. Large yard, pond, perrenial gardens, board & batten storage shed, raised bed for herb garden. $188,000 MLS 2142251 Gail Forcht**

North Marysburgh - Opportunity not to be overlooked! 2 storey building, approx 6000 sq ft, $295,000 MLS 2140243; 40 Acres, 1200 ft pristine shoreline $1,390,000 MLS 2140233; 52 Acres, 1200 ft waterfront, 2 storey building $1,595,000 MLS 2140231 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*

Waterfront retreat, outstanding views & sunsets. Well-built home on a generous lot above the treed private waterfront setting below. Easy access to owned waterfront. Great location, close to Lake-on-the-Mountain, vineyards, restaurants & marinas. New garage with an insulated bunkie, year-round living or wonderful getaway property. $298,000 MLS 2141804 Gail Forcht**

89 ac (approx.), frontage on County Rd 8. Breathtaking views of Lake Ontario & Amherst Island. Close to wineries, restaurants, walking distance to Fifth Town Cheese Factory. South facing slope, limestone base great for potential vineyard. Mature hardwood-Hickory, Oak & Pine. $299,000 MLS 2140162 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*

1.3 ac waterfront lot, quiet road, surrounded by prestigious executive homes. On Bay of Quinte, a boaters paradise, deep water. Gateway to Lake Ontario. Dug well and septic. Boat house in need of repair. No other lots in this area available for sale. Build your dream home in one of the most sought after areas in Prince Edward County. Exclusive $325,000 Lori Slik*

Impeccably located 4-bedroom home steps from the lake, shops, cafes & schools. Great condition! Huge addition provides lg family room, powder room, den/office with direct access from outside. Sun-porch for summer afternoons. Master suite plus 3 more bedrooms. Designer`s own home. $329,000 MLS 2141819 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

End of Point waterfront lot overlooking the historic GAP as well as spectacular view of Lake Ontario. 276 feet of pebble and rock shelf beach. 6-8 feet of clay loam over bedrock. `The` place to build your dream home! $339,000 MLS 2140896 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*

Amazing space in great Picton neighbourhood close to schools, parks & yacht club. Very lg lot, great 2-storey carriage house plus single garage. House has 5 bedrms, one on the main floor, 2 full baths, main floor laundry, lg storage area at rear of main floor. Amazing natural light throughout! $345,000 MLS 2141742 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Impeccable home minutes from Picton. Gracious open layout with main floor family room large, private lower level retreat, +deck and landscaped yard with patio. Master bedroom with adjacent sunroom, geothermal heating, and an eco-water system complete the picture. $349,000 MLS 2136496 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Stately Century home, triple brick, fabulous original faux grained finished wide baseboards, built ins, door & trim. Upgraded with care & attention to maintain its period integrity. Lg country sized kitchen, built-in pantry. 2-3 piece baths, spacious master bedroom with 2 piece ensuite. Back staircase to a suite. Ideal for a B&B. $358,000 MLS 2141840 Gail Forcht**

Spacious 19th Century brick home, renovated and updated. Large principal rooms, eat-in kitchen, separate dining room. Deck, pergola, limestone patio, rolling farmland. Recent renovations to suit a B&B; separate master loft bedroom, 3 pce ensuite. Prime location, minutes from Sandbanks Provincial Park in Cherry Valley. $359,000 MLS 2137253 Gail Forcht**

Big, bright, happy family home, terrific downtown location. 4 bedrms, family rm, 2 staircases, wonderful natural light. Added bonus: fully insulated studio in carriage house, great space for art, yoga or home office. Balcony off master bedroom. Beautiful private lot, big veranda for entertaining. Great property! $359,000 MLS 2141611 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*


Great opportunity with spectacular views! Build your dream home here among substantial County homes. 4.8 picturesque acres close to Picton or to Long Point beaches. Ideal for those who appreciate nature, wildlife and great birding! One-of-a-kind… $139,000 MLS 2141952 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*



Panoramic waterfront views on a large lot. Private lane to the property offers additional peace and quiet. Totally renovated 4 season cottage with great room for family gatherings. 2 full baths, 4 bedrms, laundryroom, woodstove, great water for swimming & boating. Wonderful private retreat and great seasonal rental. $288,000 MLS 2140429 Gail Forcht**


Betty Burns Ann Cooper Justine Deluce Gail Forcht Laurie Gruer

Office Manager Sales Representative

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Chief Operating Office Broker of Record


Sales Representative

Chestnut Park  Real Estate Limited, Brokerage

Opportunity! Build your dream home on this spectacular 8.5 ac escarpment-like property minutes from Picton! 1,374 ft Long Reach waterfront. 3-season cabin at water`s edge, hydro & propane. Surveyed building envelope offers incomparable south & east views. $379,000 MLS 2142071 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Liz Jones Monica Klingenberg Peter Lynch Rob Plomer Duane Russell Sarah Scott Sam Simone

Sales Representative

Sales Representative

Catherine Deluce Chair & Founder

Sales Representative

Sales Representative

Richard Stewart LLB

Vise President Legal Counsel Sales Representative


Sales Representative

Sales Representative

Lori Slik

Sales Representative

Kate Vader Sales Representative

43 Main Street, Picton ON K0K 2T0

Office: 613.471.1708 Toll Free: 1.877.471.1708

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310 ft by 3 ac prime waterfront land, clear of trees, level to the lake! Waterfront is completely accessible - no stairs needed. Private road off County Rd 7 on Adolphus Reach just past Lake on the Mountain. 15 minutes from Picton. 310 ft pebble beach waterfront faces north-west on Bay of Quinte. Total lot size of 8.9 ac. $395,000 MLS 2142003 Peter Lynch*

Spectacular sunrises & sunsets from this 3 bedroom 2 bath home. 188`+ waterfront on Prince Edward Bay. Views to Cape Vessy, Waupoos and Kingston in the distance. Pristine water for swimming with the soothing lap of the waves. New roof 2012. Historic workshop building. $398,000 MLS 2136901 Gail Forcht**

Handsome executive residence on the edge of Wellington. Formal reception rooms, chef’s kitchen, wonderful family room with fireplace. Master suite, 2 more bedrooms on second level, with a 4th bedroom on lower level. Main floor laundry, double garage, large decks, beautiful garden.

20 ac great vistas just minutes from Picton! Stunning executive home ideal for lg family or multiple generations. 5 bedrms with ensuites, state-of-the-art mechanicals, wonderful natural light. House takes full advantage of rolling terrain & open fields. Lower level could work well as separate suite. $510,000 MLS 2141766 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Opportunity! Busy well-established convenience store, high-visibility location adjacent to LCBO. Catch traffic headed to the beach! Currently features Ontario Lottery, ATM, dry-cleaning drop off, convenience, grocery items. Sale includes store, 3-bedroom bungalow, lg detached garage for storage. Anti-theft security systems. $549,000 MLS 2141992 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

FIRST TIME ON THE MARKET. Home just over 1 year old, 75 Acre estate. Elegant great room, fireplace, hardwood floors, 14ft ceilings. Stainless steel appliances, extending eating area, deck walkout. Master bedroom, walk-in closet, lavish master bath. 3 additional bedrooms. Short drive to Trenton & Belleville. $569,000 MLS 2140539 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*

5 bedrm, 3 bath waterfront home on West Lake, minutes to Sandbanks Provincial Park, boat ride to Sand dunes. Good swimmable walk in waterfront, lg wharf, retaining wall with board walk & boat house. Impeccable interior, dining rm, living rm, 12’ ceilings. Covered deck. Master bedrm, ensuite, walk in closet, private balcony. $599,000 MLS 2142134 Lori Slik*

Custom built home, 2.73 ac, approx. 190` waterfront East Lake. 11 sets of French doors, double-hung windows. Enclosed sunroom, screened in front porch. Open concept living rm, propane fireplace, kitchen & dining area. Spacious deck overlooking water. Lower level walkout to poured patio. 3 car garage. Lg outbuilding. $625,000 MLS 2141814 Gail Forcht**

“Once upon a time...” Welcome to this enchanting country property minutes from Picton. 126 diverse and interesting acres. Beautifully restored classic farmhouse featured in several publications. Offers 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, beautiful reception rooms and upgraded services. Charming bunkie/studio and an outstanding barn, upgraded and enhanced for a variety of uses. Your perfect “County Retreat” $649,000 MLS 2142030 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Right out of a magazine! Beautifully-restored Picton residence, great scale & original character. Bay windows, high ceilings, French doors, transoms, hardwood & pine floors. Spectacular gardens, much-admired carriage house. One of Picton’s finest homes, featured on house & garden tours. $679,000 MLS 2141997 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*


Absolutely meticulous executive home, completely upgraded and decorated. Just move in! Perfect auxiliary building ideal as guest house or studio. Spectacular 2-acre property features stunning stone walls and a private stone courtyard adjacent to the house. An absolute gem! $489,000 $449,000 MLS 2134267 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg* MLS 2142041 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*



A perfect package: charming renovated Century home on a beautiful waterfront with its own guest house, stunning pool, & historical brick outbuilding just waiting to be a studio! Spectacular Bay of Quinte views from decks & terraces. Easy access to Picton & 401. Splendid opportunity! $599,000 2142078 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Overlooking the Bay of Quinte, waterfront Century farm house exudes charm. Enter the gracious foyer from the wrap-around porch & you are surrounded by beautifully maintained original wood details. Modern eat-in granite kitchen, butler's pantry, formal living & dining, large family room & updated baths. Radiant heat in many rooms, laundry room on bedroom level. Much to be appreciated here. $700,000 MLS 2141036 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Magnificent estate, 34 ac, mature trees, sprawling country vistas! Over 3,000 sq ft living space. All bedrooms offer attractive views. Main level master bedroom, walk in closet, ensuite. Architectural detailing infused throughout, '19th century - country home' feeling. Secondary building, heated workshop, studio & office. $749,000 MLS 2142254 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*

Spectacular opportunity in the heart of Prince Edward County! Handsome log house privately sited on 8 ac, spring fed pond. Income from 2 charming cottages rented month to month. Lg commercial building on the Parkway, purpose built as a brewery, immense potential for other uses. Reinvent yourself here! $799,000 MLS 2141924 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

On Picton bluff towering over the harbour, the stateliest home in town, CIRCA 1859. In 154 years, this exclusive residence has passed between only 3 families. 4,200 sq ft, 6 bedrm, 4 baths, 12 ft ceilings, hdwd floors, 2 fireplaces, formal living/dining rooms, granite kitchen, 2 bedrm guest suite. Infrastructure updates completed. One of the largest lots in Picton. Great potential for B&B or mixed residential/commercial use. $799,000 MLS 2141644 Lori Slik*

Exciting design right on Adolphus Reach! Recreated to take full advantage of waterfront & sunlight this sophisticated home offers great volumes of space, indoor spa pool & several walk-outs to decks or terraces, sumptuous master suite plus 3 more guest areas. Easy access to Picton or Kingston! $829,000 MLS 2141689 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Custom stone home, picturesque, private setting, 525 ft waterfront overlooking Cape Vessey. Almost new Dave Main built executive home. Gourmet kitchen, great room, stone fireplace, formal dining area. Main floor grand master bedroom. 2nd bedroom, ensuite, guest suite on the upper level. Large family room. 4.16 ac. $834,000 MLS 2140319 Gail Forcht**

Surrounded by some of Prince Edward County`s most beautiful agriculture & green spaces. C.1850`s brick Georgian style home, 80 ac workable land, over 1200’ waterfront. Extraordinary opportunity to acquire a beautiful & well maintained period building of the time after 3 generations of family stewardship. $1,295,000 MLS 2132990 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*

Sprawling floor plan, extensive recreational facilities, breathtaking outdoor-waterfront spaces, almost every conceivable luxury at hand. Neutral shades create opulent interiors with inspired french-country design on the lower level walkout. Pleasing architectural details, vaulted ceilings. $2,750,000 MLS 2133918 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*


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Marc Ouellette* Colleen Green*

Looking for an apartment size house with a garden to enjoy? This perfect cozy cottage is within walking distance of shopping, entertainment, & all amenities of Picton Main Street. Recently upgraded, windows, doors, laminate & vinyl flooring, kitchen & bathroom. Completely new roof with asphalt shingles installed in 2013. Patio in the back adds an extra outdoor space for summer relaxation & entertaining. Block basement is a crawl space with inside access. $124,900 MLS 2141583

Kevin Gale*

4 bedroom country home with outbuildings on 2.5 acre lot. Large living room, kitchen has walkout to deck, main floor laundry. This house is ideally suited for first time buyers or as a rental property. $169,000 MLS 2141332

Colin Henden* Christine Henden** 613-922-2251 Picton – Ideal family home! 3 bedrooms, 4-pce bath, kitchen, living/dining room on main floor & huge family room, 2 pce. bath, laundry & walk out to garage from lower level. Beautifully reno’d with high-end finishes only found in higher priced homes. $$199,000 MLS 2140718

Darlene Eldridge**

ldeally located on the Bay of Quinte in the area of Telegraph Narrows, and offering some of the best fishing in Ontario, here is an opportunity to build your dream home on this level, cleared lot. Tie your boat to your own dock and boat, fish and swim as the seasons permit. A great shed is already in place. $245,000 MLS 2140242

Veronica Norton*

In town home overlooking Wellington Boat Launch & harbour. Large exterior building acts as detached garage workshop & man cave. 5 minutes to downtown & rec centre, ball park & tennis courts. $260,000 MLS 2141222


Darlene Eldridge**

Wow! Only $399,000 for a 97.5 acre prime waterfront farm! This property offers a great blend of boating,swimming and Agricultural pursuits. Swim on the beach or enjoy endless hours of boating. It will be tough to decide if you want to build on the separately deeded 1 acre waterfront lot with over 350 ft. of waterfront or on the 96.5 acre parcel that has beautiful elevated water views. $399,000 MLS 2141480

Marc Ouellette* Colleen Green*

Waterfront home: completely renovated in 2001 & added to in 2005. 3 bedroom, 2 bath bungalow, spacious eat-in kitchen. Master bedroom, walk out to covered deck, ensuite bath. 200 amp electrical & 100 amp electrical in boathouse. Oil furnace replaced 2006, shingles on house replaced 2005. Living room & master bedroom have 9 ft. ceilings. Drilled well. Septic system replaced 2005, 2000 gallon holding tank. 10 min east of Picton in area of fine homes. $549,000 MLS 2141563

Darlene Eldridge**

1 Lake Street, 304 Main Street, PICTON, ON WELLINGTON,ON 613.476.5900 613.399.5900 or Toll Free 1.855.330.5900 Toll Free 1.888.217.0166 *Sales Representative **Broker

Kevin Gale*

Prinyers Cove building lot upon which to build your new waterfront home. Steps to the water allow for swimming, boating, kayaking and canoeing. Level, nicely treed lot in a fantastic location! $134,900 MLS 2140927

Cozy 2 bedroom home is ready to move into. Ideally suited for first time buyers or seniors looking for everything on one level. Detached shed provides additional storage space or workshop. $139,000 MLS 2137383

Colin Henden* Christine Henden** 613-922-2251 BARKER STREET in PICTON. Ideal home for single person. Features one bedroom plus den/guest bedroom, open concept kitchen/dining, living room with gas fireplace, 4 piece bath & laundry room. Situated on a large, fenced, lot with private patio & garage. $172,500 MLS 2140270

Colin Henden* Christine Henden** 613-922-2251 BLooMfieLD Huge lot backing onto the Millenium Trail. Tastefully decorated & upgraded century home with municipal water. Features lots of original charm, 3 bedrooms, 4 pce. Bath, main floor laundry & 4 main floor rooms. $174,900 MLS 2132930

Kristen Rutgers* Nice cottage on Smiths Bay, large treed lot, quiet recreational community, deck on front of house with waterview and deeded access to Smiths Bay, year round road. Ideal rental property. Quick possession. approx. $198/year road maintenance cost. $199,900 MLS 2141750

Kevin Gale*

2 bedroom Wellington-on-the-Lake `freehold` home features open living concept & 4 season sunroom with a great view of Lake Ontario. Home is in immaculate condition and ready for occupancy. $249,000 MLS 2140901

Veronica Norton*

Maintenance free exterior on this great bungalow with a large attached 2+ car garage and workshop. The home is perfect for a retired couple with hobbies or a couple just starting out with a home-based business. Hardwood floors and trim throughout. Completely open kitchen/dining/living area. Centrally located just 10 mins to Picton, Bloomfield & Wellington. 20 mins to Belleville. $279,000 MLS 2140601

Ron Norton* In the middle of town, this opportunity only comes along once in awhile. The property currently has 2 living units + 1 retail. It could easily be converted back to its original single family home or continued as is. Your chance to own a piece of `The County` & enjoy the town offerings. $400,000 MLS 2141064

Veronica Norton*

Custom built home overlooking Pleasant Bay. West facing floor to ceiling windows. Beautiful family friendly kitchen, island opens onto dining room, grand but cozy living room. Main floor is ideal for entertaining! Master suite is set apart on the 2nd floor, westerly view. Lower level can be the perfect recreation space or a completely self-contained inlaw suite with a walk-out to a pretty patio. $549,000 MLS 2141731

Marc Ouellette* Colleen Green*

14 Duncan Street, BLooMfieLD Charming century home on quiet street in Bloomfield. Open concept living rm & dining rm. One bedroom on main level, 2 on 2nd level, renovated in 2013. Updates include: new windows, flooring replaced or refinished (hardwood), updated electrical and plumbing, new kitchen cabinets, kitchen re-insulated, new bathroom fixtures & flooring. High efficiency Olsen furnace (oil) 2012. Oil tank & the roof approx. 5 yrs old. 2 car garage with workshop (new garage doors). Move-in ready. $229,000 MLS 2140799

Ron Norton*

Cozy 2 bedroom Mobile with 28ft x 12 ft addition. Great location! 40 plus acres of work land and approximately 24 acres of mostly hard wood bush. $250,000 MLS 2141254


Darlene Eldridge**

This is your opportunity to own a meticulous home only minutes to Sandbanks Provincial Park. Solid construction, newer roof and windows, excellent water system and a finished lower level. Main floor laundry and two washrooms allow for easy, bungalow living. A 2+ car garage provides ample space for vehicles! $279,000 MLS 2141822

Marc Ouellette* Colleen Green*

Beautiful century home with character, original features, upgrades you expect. Refinished pine floors, tin ceilings, original staircase, updated kitchen & bathrooms. Large principal rooms, gourmet kitchen. The quintessential County get-away. Above Smith`s Creek. 3 bay coach house, 5 lower level stalls, part of one of the original mills in the area. $449,000 MLS 2142153


Darlene Eldridge**

This magnificent parcel of 141 acres offer stunning waterviews over Picton Bay just a short drive to both Hwy. 401 and Picton. Over 100 years old, the home offers three bedrooms, a center hall plan, and in-law suite with private entrance. Includes a 10 acres stand of hardwoods, and farmable Class 2 soil too. $599,000 MLS 2142279

Colin Henden* Christine Henden** 613-922-2251 Picton Situated on a deep lot. Offers 2 levels of living space plus potential for a family rm in basement. 4 bedroms on upper level, large eat-in kitchen, den/ office, living room & bathroom on main floor. Needs some TLC to reach it’s full potential. $159,000 MLS 2137493

Colin Henden* Christine Henden** 613-922-2251


ProSPect aVe. - Picton. Great home for first time buyers. Tastefully reno’d with living space on two levels, two bedrooms, 4-pce bath, eat-in kitchen, living, dining & sunroom on main floor & additional living space with walk-out on lower level. Asking only $174,900!! With 5% downpayment, monthly payments are less than $900! MLS 2130730

Darlene Eldridge**

Set on a double lot, this 4200sqft steel building on 1.46 acres in Picton`s industrial park has many potential uses due to the zoning. Full municipal services and extra large natural gas line. Slab foundation. Presently being used for laundry, formerly used for a catering business. Industrial kitchen and refrigeration is intact. $239,000 MLS 2141187

Herb Pliwischkies*

Perfect DuPLex Classic red brick Century home, in central Picton. Well maintained, many renovations & updates over the years. 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths. Large principle rooms. Modern functional kitchen. Central air, gas f/p in living room. 21`x18` family room, doors to a private deck area. Hardwood floors down, newer pine floors up. Great attic space! Fenced backyard. Storage shed/workshop! Tastefully decorated. New shingles & rubber membrane installed 2013. Vacant with quick possession possible. $254,900 MLS 2141216

Kevin Gale*

2 bedroom waterfront condo, facing down Picton Bay, is ready for occupancy. Open living concept with walkout to deck overlooking the harbour. Monthly fees include boat slip and storage locker. $289,000 MLS 2142146

Ron Norton*

Custom waterfront home, 2.5+ acres, a throw back to an era of homes of grandeur. Wrap around veranda, large eat-in kitchen, spacious, inclusive living room. Large windows throughout, spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Lower level retreat offers space for entertainment, games and privacy. Rear deck for bbq's and quiet times. All of this plus your own private waterfront on the Bay of Quinte $500,000 MLS 2137275


Veronica Norton* Great starter or retirement home, on quiet street, a short 5 min walk to shopping, theatre and restaurants. Windows & roof replaced 2008. Large private lot allows for BBQ celebrations/parties, outdoor rink or just relax and enjoy. $139,000 MLS 2142273

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Newly constructed bungalow situated on 2 acres. Open concept kitchen, dining and living area with Vaulted ceilings. 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths,nicely finished. Fully insulated and dry walled basement. Double garage. Central Air. 3 baths. Large MB with en-suite. Setback with a private treed lane way. Great Curb Appeal. $339,000 MLS 2136616

4 bedrooom split level on a magnificent in town lot. Beautiful mature trees, very private. Deck off the kitchen. Newer addition with large family room-could be a Granny Suite with separate entrance. New furnace and Central Air. Some new windows. Metal roof. Quick possession. $240,000 MLS 2141237

Scenic rural waterview estate lot. 5+ acres 800` frontage central to Belleville and Picton. Possible severance. View of Muscote Bay and Big Island. $159,000 MLS 2140081

Great fishing! Nice cottage on Muscote Bay. Minutes to Belleville & Picton. Quiet spot, year round road. Ideal rental property. Quick possession. $175.00/yr road maintenance cost. This cottage iS fully furnished and ready for your summer!! $189,000 MLS 2140098

3 buildings on one lot! Commercial building zoned M-1, 2500 sq ft office, workshop & 3 1/2 bay garage - separate meter. House can be single family or duplex or in-law suite etc. 6 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 fireplaces, 2 full baths. Guest house-2 bedrooms unti-$750.00, above ground pool - 27 foot round -wraparound deck, 3 oil tanks. Artesian well, 90% newer windows on main house. Ideal to live-workplay. Very clean! $349,000 MLS 2137216

Affordable opportunity to own your own home-town services-forced air gas-the yard is mostly fenced-quiet crescent-cozy home , nice yard-front porch & semi-detached Why pay rent when you could live here for under $800/month and build equity in the process. $112,000 MLS 2140315

ELMBROOK ROAD Lovely country setting. Quiet road, 21 acres to build your dream home. Close to Picton and less than 20 min to 401. Some woods-corn crop on site. $60,000 MLS 2140096 PRIME DEVELOPMENT LAND CONSECON Excellent development site. Severances possible. Possible vtb to qualified buyer. $159,000 MLS 2140431

Nice brick bungalow in the Village of Bloomfield. Big double lot, fenced, extensive renovations in the past 2 years includes new septic, furnace, siding, paint, alarm system & some windows. Attached garage, deck, workshop. $249,000 MLS 2140158

Spectacular 10.3 acre lot minutes from Picton, this Farnsworth built home is sure to please many happy clients. 3 bedroom, 2 baths full basement, vaulted ceilings, c/a, deck and veranda, master bedroom ensuite. Choose your own finishes. Other models to choose from. Site is shovel ready! $329,000 MLS 2140566

Nice cottage on Smiths Bay, large treed lot, quiet recreational community, deck on front of house with waterview and deeded access to Smiths Bay, year round road. Ideal rental property. Quick possession. approx. $198/year road maintenance cost. $199,000 MLS 2141750

NO MONEY DOWN, NO PROBLEM. Give Herb a call and let me show you how I can assist you with home ownership. Perfect starter home/condo. 3 bedroom, full rec room. New carpets and flooring. Patio area. Last of the rental units. Immediate possession. Newly painted. Approx. $836.58 monthly payments including Principle, interest, taxes and condo fees. WHY PAY RENT! $104,000 MLS 2136763

Classic red brick Century home, central Picton. Well maintained, many renovations and updates over the years. 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths. Large principle rooms. Modern functional kitchen. Central air, gas f/p in living room. 21`x18` family room, doors to private deck area. Hardwood floors down, newer pine floors up. Great attic space! Fenced backyard. Storage shed/workshop for the handyman! Very warm and tastefully decorated. New shingles, rubber membrane installed in 2013. Vacant with quick possession possible $254,900 MLS 2141216


Terrific waterfront commercial zoned house with cottge. Located on East Lake minutes from the park entrance. Open concept newly renovated kitchen. New metal roof. Triple car garage. A must see! $329,000 MLS 2131863

Magnificent Curb Appeal! A majestic stone home, situated on a double lot with full municipal services. 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Spacious 10` ceilings, fully finished lower level. Intricate crown moldings, marble and hardwood floors throughout. Perfect for an upscale bed and breakfast. Panoramic water view of Lake Ontario. Large parkland space between House and waterfront. Priced to sell!!! $499,999 MLS 2140859

Newly constructed Colorado bungalow situated on 10.3 acres. 5 minutes to Picton. A piece of paradise! 9` ceilings with vaulted in living room. Open concept hardwood and ceramic throughout! This home is a pleasure to show. 10x10 deck off the dining area. Double car garage. Central air! $329,900 MLS 2140648

Redgate Subdivision Lots Construction has begun! 2nd phase of the very popular Pineridge Sub-Division. See feature sheet for all the details. 70K-135K MLS 2140224

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1815 NORTH BIG ISLAND RD Own your very own waterfront cottage on the Bay of Quinte, on Big Island. 2 bedroom cottage, 12x19 deck, 6x24 dock. Enjoy the phenomenal sunsets from your deck. Good swimming, boating and fishing complete with all furnishings. $234,900 MLS 2136557

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PICTON – Lovingly restored from the walls in, a rebuilt front porch & new roof shingles, this solid brick home has all the character of a century home but all the conveniences of a new home! Features four bedrooms, two bathrooms, separate living & dining rooms, kitchen & breakfast nook, main-floor laundry & mudroom. $475,000 MLS 2140115

WEST LAKE – 3.6 acres. Two separate residences: main house (circa 1900) offers lots of original charm, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living, dining & kitchen. Attached suite features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, galley kitchen overlooking spacious dining/living room & mudroom/laundry. Both have attached garages. $499,900 MLS 2140770


MORRISON POINT ROAD – One of the County’s prettiest roads! This spacious, well-maintained bungalow features a living room, kitchen & dining area facing south towards the Black River & 3 bedrooms, 4-pce bath & 2-pce. powder room. Includes a full, high basement ready-to-be-finished. $215,000 MLS 2142010


WELLINGTON – Are you a foodie looking for a new challenge? Then check out this popular cafe/restaurant business, building with commercial rental & furnished 2bedroom apartment - rented seasonally. Excellent opportunity! Call us for more details. MLS 2140531

PICTON TOWNHOUSE – Gorgeous home, bungalow-style plus full, tastefully-finished basement with walk-out to patio. Open-concept kitchen/dining/living with gas fireplace & walk-out to deck. Main floor master bedroom & bath, guest bedroom & bath in lower level. $279,000 MLS 2141048


CIRCA 1890

COUNTY RD. 49 – Spacious & wheelchair-friendly home features lots of original features along with many updates. Four main floor rooms, bathroom plus an unfinished room adjacent to the kitchen, three bedrooms & bathroom on upper floor. Situated on a large lot conveniently located, 10 mins. from Picton or Hwy. 401. $199,500 MLS 2141288

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BLOOMFIELD – Commercially zoned building presently houses Artisan Bakery/Deli/Cafe – 3 dining areas & seasonal patio. Could be purchased as turn-key operation. Three-bedroom apartment on upper level. Excellent Main Street location for any commercial enterprise! Call for more info. MLS 2140235

BLOOMFIELD – Move-in ready! Beautifullyreno’d bungalow with upscale finishes on two levels – each with a walk-out! Main floor opens to spacious deck overlooking picturesque countryside. Two bedrooms, three bathrooms. Nicely landscaped lot, easy to manage size.



COUNTY ROAD 1 – Central location surrounded by farmland. 3500 sq. ft. insulated building on 2.2 acres, lots of parking, well & septic. Phase 2 Environmental Assessment completed. $329,000 MLS 2136995


CIRCA 1860

BLOOMFIELD MAIN STREET - Spacious home with lots of original charm and many recent updates. Features five bedrooms, two bathrooms, large principal rooms on main floor and an unfinished loft on the third floor. Wonderful family home or ideally situated for vacation rentals. $329,000 MLS 2141368


COUNTY RD. 49 – Fantastic home designed for two-family living, but easily converted to single family home. BONUS: Detached 2000 sq. ft. garage/workshop with solar panels on roof (Hydro contract assignable).


LYON’S ROAD – Quiet road off main road convenient to Picton, Hwy. #401 & Napanee. Five acre parcel of land, mostly treed, with 300 feet of shoreline on Long Reach. Escarpment setting affords panoramic view! Asking $235,000

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$338,800 Totally renovated interior with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Large corner lot with driveway entrance on quiet street with 2 car detached garage. Spacious new deck on side and interlocking brick walkway. MLS®2137219

67 CONSECON STREET, WELLINGTON $249,900 Located in Wellington this bright, cheerful 3 bedroom 2 bath home has a large backyard with beautiful trees and gardens. Quiet street - walk to all amenities. Fantastic home with lots of character and lovingly maintained. MLS®2137207

$399,000 Spacious, open concept living area, with lovely views of Picton Bay. Kitchen leads to patio at the back with natural forest setting. Private sunroom overlooks the back yard. Luxurious main bathroom. Double garage with loft for storage. Self contained apartment on main ground level with own entrance. MLS®2142047

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$459,000 All stucco 2 storey home on large lot in town with mature trees & shrubs and detached carriage house. Enjoy the views from large covered front porch or step inside to spacious foyer with dramatic sweeping staircase and gracious living and dining rooms. Large deck at rear of property to inground pool and pool house. MLS®2133812

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$589,000 Grand century home in the village of Bloomfield is warm, inviting and filled with light. Fully updated and upgraded this fine home lacks for nothing – modern kitchen with granite countertops, sun room opening onto covered verandah, spacious master suite with fireplace, cathedral ceiling and walk out to balcony. The original character and charm have been beautifully maintained. MLS®2136872


$987,000 Picture perfect in a natural environment with impressive tree lined drive and sweeping grounds to level waterfront. Enjoy the serenity and leisure of this custom executive home with 3 car garage. There is little more to ask for when it comes to this beautiful waterfront estate on Adolphus Reach in Prince Edward County. Just imagine! MLS®2140109



$695,000 Built in 1864 this grand home in the center of a thriving artisan village is perfect for entertaining and enjoying the good life. This magnificent home has been lovingly cared for by its owners but are ready to retire. There are 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, 3 fireplaces, original library and many other authentic details. I look forward to showing you. MLS®2111566

$559,000 100+ year old brick beauty with extraordinary architectural details and exceptionally delightful and generous space. One bedroom on the main floor with 3 bedrooms upstairs and additional rooms which could be made into more bedrooms. A wonderful three season 10` x 20` sunroom, a big country kitchen. Wrap around deck overlooks the gardens, uniquely treed lot with Osage orange, butternut, rare oak trees and 168 foot custom built stone wall at the back of the property. Sunset views overlooking East Lake and close to famous Sandbanks beach. MLS® 2141405

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Brick 3+ bedroom bungalow in a park-like setting beside Jackson Falls with glorious gardens, mature trees, quaint sitting areas and lots of nature all around. The cabin in the woods will make a wonderful studio or bunky. Large 2 car garage has a full workshop. Off the back and beside the solarium lies a large balcony. Features include: hardwood cabinets in a lovely kitchen with a pastthrough. Gleaming hardwood floors, huge laundry room, 2 fireplaces and a new propane furnace. $315,000 MLS 2132298


On a quiet road but situated near all the action of the fam o u s Sandbanks Provincial Park, Outlet Beach and West Lake, this brick bungalow is beautifully landscaped with lush gardens, manicured shrubs, white birch and apple trees. A brick pathway leads through a magnificent hedge into the expansive back yard. The home features gleaming floors throughout. The master bedroom with ensuite flows out to the tiled sunroom with fireplace and then spills out onto a large deck. $279,000 MLS 2141749

86 COLLIERS ROAD Spectacular views & remarkable privacy are only two of the reasons to enjoy this waterfront retreat. Situated on 3.5acres with 610ft of shoreline, this South Bay property features a comfortable 2 bedroom cottage with open concept living area, full-length deck & detached garage. Stunning water views and sunny southern exposure. Close to the cheese factory, local wineries and 15 minutes from Picton. $399,000 MLS 2140201

Located in a quiet safe neigbourhood, this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom boasts beautiful gardens with potting sheds, a gazebo and entertainment deck. The interior has large windows letting in copious amounts of light, a spacious open kitchen, 2 fireplaces, newly renovated bath, and hardwood floors. An additional entrance to the finished basement with a bar gives way to outlaw suite potential! $249,900 MLS 2137429


Situated across from Adolphus T o w n Beach, this almost 7 acre waterfront home has meandering trails for walking and hiking. On an ATV, there is an adventurous path to the water`s edge where you can swim, boat or fish from the cantilevered dock. Newly renovated, it boasts hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces and 5 bedrooms, 2 leading to the multi-tiered deck. The studio has road exposure - good for a home business. Large garage and storage shed for all the toys. $399,900 MLS 2141726

Completely renovated 3 bedroom century home, views of Picton Harbour and Prince Edward Yacht Club. Hard and soft wood floors throughout, nice bright rooms, plenty of windows, exposed post and beam construction. Eat in kitchen, formal dinning area, large living room, brick fireplace, patio door to spacious covered deck. Lots of storage and closets. Turn key, live the dream! $299,900 MLS 2140719


THIS IS A MILLIONAIRE`S HOME! Elevated high on an escarpment with panoramic views of Picton and surrounding areas, this 70 acre stately stone home exudes majestic appeal. Boasting over 3500 sq.ft. of living space, it is a must-have to the buyer that knows bigger IS better. All the bells and whistles: gourmet kitchen with large pantry, granite countertops, glass showers, fireplace, gas in-floor heating, slate and hardwood floors, 3 car garage and massive workshop, all completely built with the Arxx system (R60 insulation). Would make a great winery, gallery, farm getaway or interesting business location. $885,000 MLS 2135552

Averaging a sale every 2 weeks in 2014. Need fresh inventory, looking for listings!

RE/12 f THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014

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Big Island elevated bungalow, attached 2 car garage. Lg eat in kitchen with lots of oak cupboards, bright eating area with patio doors to side deck for barbecuing. Bright living/dining rm with lg window facing Bay of Quinte. 3 bedrms plus 4 pc bath on main level, 2 bedrms plus lg bright family rm with fireplace on lower level. Lg foyer from garage, to lg back deck & hot tub, & front door. Lg workshop great for home occupation on this 8+ ac parcel. $359,900 MLS 2140918

READY FOR NEW OWNERS Executive home on large lot in upscale subdivision in Village of Wellington. Features open concept family rm/ kitchen/ eating area, separate living rm/ dining rm. Main floor master bedrm with ensuite & walkin closet. 2 pc bath & laundry on main floor with inside entrance to 2 car garage. 2nd level has 2 bedrms & 4 pc bath. Unspoiled basement with rough in for bath. Call on this one. Asking $389,900 MLS 2131558

COUNTY RD 1 Lg bungalow set in the trees close to Trenton & Picton. View of Lake Consecon. 3 bedrms, den, kitchen, living rm, dining rm, great room. Lower level family rm, walkout to patio area, workshop & unspoiled area that could be used for home occupation, etc. Detached 2 car garage, driveway paved, extensive landscaping has been completed. This home is a must see. Asking $299,000 MLS 2136635

NORTH OF WELLINGTON ON WILSON RD Just 3 miles from Wellington. 40 ac of level land with bush at back in the middle of wine country. Newer 2 bedrm br/vinyl bungalow features open concept living rm, dining area & kitchen. One 4 pc & one 3 pc bath & laundry room. Propane furnace, lg decks on back of home overlooking property. Asking $329,900 MLS® 2134851


CLOSE TO WINERIES On the edge of Hamlet of Hillier. 3 bedrm starter home for young family features new kitchen, some new flooring, freshly painted & brand new 4 pc plus bath. New propane furnace, new wiring, new windows. Attached single car garage. Nice size lot and lots of water. Priced to sell at $169,900 MLS 2137410

VILLAGE OF WELLINGTON 4 bedrm brick 2 storey Circa home on Main St. Close to beach, parks, churches and views of Lake Ont. Recently renovated, nicely decorated and features lg principal rooms. Country kitchen, dining rm, family, rm, den & formal living rm. Newer gas furnace, windows, ashphalt shingles, 2 full baths, pine closets. Call to view. Asking $314,500 MLS® 2141658

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS 1.3 ac parcel lends itself to some serious development. All pieces are in core area of town. This property features 8,500 sq ft solid building with Main St. access, as well as 3,000 sq ft building featuring 1,700 commercial and 3 bedrm completely renovated apt with Wharf St. access, separate lot backs onto Niles St. Asking $879,000 MLS® 2135475

VILLAGE OF WELLINGTON Not many like this one. Lg one bedrm condo, quiet cul de sac, walk to all amenities. Unit is fully independent, own furnace, air conditioning & hot water tank. Lg master bedrm, walk-in closet. Lg bright living rm/dining rm, great kitchen, separate laundry rm, lg 4 pc bath. Low condo fees include water & sewer. Heat & hydro more then reasonable. Affordable comfortable living. MLS 2141202

PICTON BUNGALOW Perfect for single person or an older couple. Small yard, carport, 2 bedrms, open concept living rm, kitchen and eating area. 4 pc bath. New oil furnace, alum/ sided and steel roof. Carries cheaper then rent. $114,900 MLS 2126793

BAY OF QUINTE Waterfront lot with lots of potential. Property slopes gently to the water & has drive to put your boat in. Property features drilled well, bath house with shower & toilet, storage for pump, etc. holding tank, hydro is in to trailers on property. Perfect retreat until you’re ready to buld your retirement home. Great area for fishing, swiming & boating. Close to Kingston & Belleville. Asking $179,000 MLS 2135508

GLENORA RD Close to Picton and has municipal water at your lot line. Views of Picton Bay. Mature trees at back of this 100 ft x 200 ft lot. This is the spot for your new home. Asking $125,000 MLS 2133769

LOOKING FOR PEACE AND PRETTY? This is it, close to Soup Harbour. 2 ac of land with deeded access to Lake Ontario. Property features a drilled well, driveway entrance is in. Ready to go to build your new home. Asking $69,900 MLS® 2125759

are available. Asking $68,500 MLS® 2134613

VILLAGE OR WELLINGTON Niles St. Great lot backing onto creek. Mature trees and close to all amenities. Walkable to beach and schools. Municipal services

LARGE BUILDING LOT In village of Wellington. W a t e r sewer and gas to the lot line and all service fees have been paid. Close to harbour and beach. Mature trees on lot. This one is ready to go. Asking $69,000 MLS 2140827

CALLING ALL ENTREPRENEURS Wharf St., Wellington. Commercial building on 2nd level 3 bedrm fully renovated apt, modern kitchen, cork flooring, stone gas fireplace, air conditioned, lg deck. Main floor approx 1700 sq ft commercial space. Great for restaurant, office, bakery, studio or fitness centre. Building in great shape. Subject to severance. $379,000 MLS® 2134612

80 MAPLE ST., WELLINGTON 4.57 ac acres of land with large industrial building on site. All municipal services are in place. Great for storage or for business. Backs onto millennium trail, close to all amenities. Great developement property. Asking $429,000 MLS® 2134617

MAIN ST., WELLINGTON Core business area. Property with large solid building with all municipal services. Lg surfaced lot with potential galore. Great opportunity with income development. Subject to severence. Asking $499,000 MLS® 2134611



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Maximize a scenic lot with this simple rustic home. A wide deck wraps around abundant windows. The casual living space of this cozy home offers room to kick off your shoes or put on a bash and is highlighted by a woodstove. The master suite nestles to the left of the living area and boasts a walkin closet. Two secondary bedrooms allow space for guests and family members. The kitchen provides a snack counter for relaxed meals. Don’t miss the back entrance with closet space — the perfect place to take off muddy shoes. Square Footage: 1,292

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Picton Gazette Apr 17 2014  
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