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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
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Aunt and sister-in-law of Dean Brown’s victims questions his move to Warkworth
Online petition calls for reversal of inmate transfer adambramburger
PeCi performers put their all into upcoming production Page 11
rogers Street residents look for answers Page 19
The Picton Pirates and Lakefield Chiefs provided plenty of entertainment Sunday taking their Game 7 to overtime before the Chiefs’ Travis Brault scored. Here, Brault chases Picton’s Steven Clarke as he fires the puck safely off the boards The Chiefs eliminated the Pirates and will face Grimsby in the semi-finals. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)
Bridge reconstruction moving forward Tender for County Rd. 14 project awarded to Bonnechere Excavating
east Lake summer residents seek hidden petroglyphs Page 28
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It didn't take long for council to award the tender to reconstruct the bridge on County Rd. 14 at a special council meeting on Monday — it's a bridge badly in need of repair that will be mostly funded by the provincial government. Council awarded the $853,195-contract to Bonnechere Excavating Inc. — which has offices in Renfrew and Belleville — subject to confirmation from the engineering, development, and works commissioner Robert McAuley that all approvals have been received for the project.There are currently outstanding approvals from Quinte Conservation Authority and for heritage. The budget for the project was set at about $1.5 million.
The municipality will pay approximately 17 per cent of the cost of the bridge replacement — which will expand the current crossing of Demorestville Creek. Those funds were included in the 2013 capital budget. The remaining 83 per cent of the cost will come through approved funding under the Ontario Municipal Infrastructure Investment Initiative (MIII) Capital Program. Sophiasburgh councillor Kevin Gale said it's a badly needed replacement. “The bridge is not safe. It was deemed through engineering reports that it was unsafe,” he said. He said the best thing is the bridge replacement will have no tax impact this year. “We've got up $1.4 million so we're well within budget,” he said. Gale said the bridge is
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well used as it sits between the communities of Demorestville and Crofton and is a common route to Hwy. 62. “It gets a lot of truck traffic and school buses,” he said. A report from the engineering, development, and works commission submitted to council at Monday's special meeting says consulting and engineering firm AECOM was tapped to complete a detailed design for the project and to oversee the tender process. The company reported five tenders were received for the project. Bonnechere was the lowest bidder. The report says the contract includes a maximum of eight weeks to complete the project.
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When Heather Erickson heard the man convicted of killing her niece and sisterin-law in their Ameliasburgh home in March 2010 was being moved to a medium-security prison, she felt moved to act. On Friday, the Surrey, B.C. resident learned from her brother-in-law Ted Hannah that Dean Brown,, the man who shot his wife Tracey and daughter Whitney in March 2010, had been transferred from a maximum security facility in Kingston to the medium-security Warkworth Institution. Soon thereafter, she put up a petition on the web site change.org calling for the Correctional Service of Canada to reverse its decision. As of Wednesday afternoon, the petition had been signed by 2,675 people. Reached by the Gazette by e-mail, Erickson said that she felt strongly that something should change. “All too often we hear that prisoners receive more consideration than the victims and our family is now experiencing this first hand,” she said. Erickson indicated that her family had no prior knowledge of a move that not only put Brown in a lower-security facility, but it
also brought him closer to the site of his crimes. She said she now fears that her brother-in-law Ted and his daughter Shannon, once a love interest of Brown’s will have to live with a compromised sense of security. “If it fair that my brotherin-law has to go to sleep every night knowing that if Dean did somehow escape he could be at his home again to finish what he started?” she asked. “Was any consideration given to my two surviving nieces? They have lost their mother and their sister and now have to live with Dean in their back yard?” Citing the Privacy Act, Corrections media relations and outreach advisor Kyle Lawlor told the Gazette he could not discuss the specifics of Brown’s case, but he did share policy documents which note that transfers are reviewed by a case management team with input from both of the participating institutions. Erickson said that while someone in Corrections might have thought Brown was suited for a transfer, she pointed out that for the five years the Hannah family knew him, they didn’t see anything to suggest his actions that night.
See PETITION, page 23
on the move Ontario Provincial Police officers lead Dean Brown out of the Picton courthouse during a November 2011 court appearance. Brown recently was transferred to Warkworth Institution. (Jason Parks/Gazette file photo)
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Local employers well represented on Ontario public sector’s ‘sunshine’ disclosure list AdAm BrAmBurger
The Ontario government released its “sunshine list” of public sector employees last week and Prince Edward County was represented. The list, which features 97,796 individuals paid more than $100,000 before taxes and benefits last year, saw an 11-per-cent increase in names from 2012 figures, though the government said it featured decrease in average salary of $57, coming in at $127, 433. Among the County staff members on the list, chief administrative officer Merlin Dewing had the highest salary at $187, 202. He also claimed $7,582 in benefits last year. Engineer Joe Angelo had the next highest salary listed at $149, 746.79 with no benefits listed. Public works commissioner Rob McAulay made $135,454.48 with $1,275.36 in benefits, while
corporate services and finance commissioner Susan Turnbull made $133,972.32 with $1,740.89 in benefits paid. Fire chief Scott Manlow made the list with his salary coming in at $114, 895.78 with $1,222.61 in bonuses, while McFarland Home had two staff members on the list. Administrator Elizabeth Piper earned $116,245.20 with $1,061.13 in benefits, while director of care Loralee Kimmett made $111,173.01. No benefits were declared for her. Director of finance James Hepburn collected a salary of $106, 043.27 with $1,086.20 in benefits. Don Caza, the director of wastewater services collected $105, 695.24 and $899.59 in benefits. Chief building official Andrew Harrison earned $102, 968.05 with $944.20 in benefits and community development director Neil Carbone made $100,947.09 with $1,208.72 in
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benefits. Lennox and Addington County claimed the salary of Brian Elo-Shepherd, the head of Prince Edward-Lennox and Addington Social Services, who made $128, 179.13 last year. County taxpayers also likely contributed to the wages of several OPP officers who have surpassed the $100,000 salary mark. At the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, there were 94 employees who made the list this year. Mandy SaveryWhiteway moved up the chain of command from superintendent to director of education in 2013 and claimed $178,10850 with $152.26 in benefits. Rob McGall, the county native who retired from the director’s job earned $117,171.53 with $80.98 in benefits. Their counterpart with the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic School Board, Jody DiRocco, claimed $200,483.70, with $1,047 in
benefits. His assistant, Erin Walker, the former principal of St. Gregory Catholic School earned $141,308.22 last year with $428.46 in benefits. A number school administrators from both boards made the list. Of note, PECI principal Darren McFarlane was listed as making $126, 838.92. Several figures in the health-care sector also cracked the list this year. The Quinte Healthcare Corporation listed 59 employees on its submission this year. One might be surprised to learn that the corporation’s president and chief executive officer, Mary Clare Egberts, was not its highest compensated staff member last year. Egberts’ salary was listed as $331, 861 and her benefits were listed at $19,758, still leaving her behind the medical director of laboratory services Dr. Greg Twemlow, who earned $375, 698 and claimed $1,324 in benefits. The South East Local
Health Integration Network (SE LHIN) had 11 staff members on the list, with chief executive officer Paul Huras topping its payroll at $306,600 with $1,278 in benefit claims. Chief operating officer Sherry Kennedy also topped the $200,000 mark as her salary came in at $219,913 plus $61 in benefits. The South East Community Care Access Centre claimed 13 employees on the list with chief executive officer Jacqueline Redmond carrying the highest ticket with a $235, 238 salary and $7,890 in benefits. The Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit had eight employees designated on the list with medical officer of health Dr. Richard Schabas listed as its highest earner, making $246,112 plus $1,102 in benefits. Some government-supported agencies had staff members listed. The Highland Shores Children’s Aid Society had 14 listed. Chief
executive officer Mark Kartusch was listed as making $160,517, while Picton office manager Dwayne Stacey made $106,318. Community Living Prince Edward executive director Brian Smith made $106,078, Pathways to Independence executive director Lorrie Hefferman made $141,511.40, and Mental Health Services executive director Paul Meadows earned $105,490. Among other household names making the list, Justice Geoffrey Griffin earned a salary of $271, 420.72 last year. Two former MPPs in the region, Ernie Parsons and Leona Dombrowsky, made $122,635.84 and $119,379.21 last year as justices of the peace. Dombrowsky’s successor in Prince EdwardHastings, MPP Todd Smith, is also on the list, with a salary of $116, 550. To view the list in its entirety, please visit http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/e n/publications/salarydisclosure/pssd_info.html.
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New County branding pays tribute to local history, agriculture, viticulture, and beaches Municipal facelift expected to cost about $25,000 to complete Chad Ibbotson
Community development staff are hoping a new logo and a fresh approach to community branding will help attract business, visitors, and give those who've never been here an idea of what Prince Edward County is all about. The new logo and community branding recommendations were unveiled for councillors at last week's committee-of-the-whole meeting where they were recommended for council adoption. They will go before council at their April 8 regular meeting. The budgeted amount for development of the new corporate website includes creative design work estimated to cost $10,000-
$15,000. The cost of developing the complete branding package and materials was pegged at $15,250 with the small excess funded by the community development commission. The brand implementation — including signage, vehicle decals, and other applications is budgeted for $10,000 in 2014. In spring of last year, the community development department established a subcommittee to review the state of the county's brand. The subcommittee recommended the community development commission undertake a branding exercise so that a strategic approach could be incorporated into current and future communications efforts, a report presented to the committee last week
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says. Both the branding recommendations and the logo brought forward last week received mostly positive reviews from those around the horseshoe. The logo features predominantly a historic red barn and silo along with grapes representing the county's wine and viticulture, and sand and water representing the county's biggest draw — Sandbanks Provincial Park. Mayor Peter Mertens congratulated the those involved with the exercise and said it was an important step for the municipality to take. He said with the municipality facing competition across the region for tourism and business dollars, it was especially important for the municipality to take steps to be as visible and enticing as possible. “We have to be stewards of our own future here. There are so many competitors out there now,” he said. Councillor Terry Shortt, who is chair of the community development commission, said the logo wasn't the first one the commission saw and said he believes it's a solid representation of the County. “We didn't look at the logo as a piece of art. Nobody's going to hang this on their wall. That's not what it's for, it's to give a message and that message has to be
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given all at once and it has to be given with a quick view,” he said. Shortt said the logo's simplicity helps say a lot with just a glance. “Just take one glimpse, don't digest it as a piece of artwork, take a glimpse — what do you see? What does it tell you? That's what's important about a logo,” he said. “… The commission was 100 per cent behind this logo. You can't put everything in it, but it represents a number of the major
industries and the message we want to send about the County.” While the majority of councillors spoke positively, councillor Janice Maynard expressed some concern about the proposed logo. “I'm really impressed with the branding package and the message and the text is very good,” she said. “…It's the logo I have a little bit of an issue with. It's not really my forte, (but) when I looked at it I really wasn't taken aback with it.” She said she shared the proposed new logo with her daughter, who also thought it fell short of portraying Prince Edward County. “She said it looks like something that came out of a colouring book and she asked me if it was clipart,” Maynard said. “… I just wanted to bring that perspective. If we're trying to target that younger market and people that will be ambassadors for us, I think that's something we need to consider.” Ultimately Maynard voted in favour of the measures. Community development director Neil Carbone
said reinforcing the County as an iconic rural brand was the first objectives of the community development strategic plan. He said the new community branding package begins with a strategy. “That's identifying your target market, what you want people to know, what they know now, those types of things,” he said. “It helps inform how you're going about your messaging and your visual identity. You establish a story and a promise of what you're committing to people about the nature of Prince Edward County.” The branding package uses words such as “rustic” and “contemporary” to describe the County. The “Our Story” section of the package attempts to put the Prince Edward County personality into context. “We're contemporary yet traditional, artistic yet rustic, progressive yet set in our ways and we sit in a charming and picturesque environment of timeless traditions, agricultural land, local foods and wine, artisan boutiques and soughtafter tourism experience,” it says. Carbone said the tone of voice is another important aspect of the package that informs how the County sees itself. “You develop a tone of voice which outlines how you're going to speak about the County. Is it going to be overly eloquent, is it going to be business like, or is it going to be more colloquial,” he said. “Those kinds of guidelines are part of the brand package so that anybody using it knows how we want to talk about the County. It matches with the messaging, the tone of voice we use, the words we use need to match with everything else in that package.” The package also includes information on how tourists, businesses, and residents currently see the county and how the municipality would like them to view it.
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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
25,000 brown trout released in Wellington
Species gaining popularity amongst Lake Ontario anglers Jason parks
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stocked species The Ministry of Natural Resources and Central Lake Ontario Sport Anglerâ€™s Association partnered to release 25,000 brown trout yearlings in Wellington Tuesday afternoon. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)
and thousands of fry will be released into Lake Ontario, further diversifying one of the most unique fishing spots in all of North America. More information about all the fishing opportunities Fish Management Zone 20 has to offer will be available at the 2014 Lake Ontario Fisheries Public Information Session April 22 at the Belleville Fish and Game Club. On the agenda are topics such as the current status of Lake Ontario fisheries including the Bay of Quinte. Ministry of Natural Re-
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An emerging sport fishery in the Lake Ontario waters surrounding Prince Edward County received a boost as 25,000 brown trout yearlings were released into the Wellington channel Tuesday afternoon. This stocking program, which has been going on for the better part of a decade, is thanks to the hard work of the Central Lake Ontario Sport Angler's Association (CLOSA). Wellington's Al Van Dusen, a past president of CLOSA, assisted in Tuesday's release and said the brown trout action in the waters surrounding the county are starting draw attention from anglers around the province. Mild springs (unlike the current one) have allowed anglers to get their boats into the water in the month of April and are filling a void between the end of ice fishing season and the opening of walleye season in May. â€œIt's getting better there's more and more anglers showing up year after year,â€? Van Dusen said. â€œLater in the month, you should see seven or eight boats in the water off Wellington beach and over in Athol Bay every weekend.â€? In a normal year, the juvenile fish which were spawned and hatched at the Chatsworth Fish Culture Station near Owen Sound would be released into Athol Bay but snow dunes and ice built up on shore made this course of action impossible. The next best stocking site for the release was the channel adjacent to the Wellington beach. A salmonid fish that is native to Europe has an open season in this area of Ontario but the best time catch one is the spring season And Van Dusen said reeling in a brown trout helps offer a nice feature to any supper table. â€œAs far as i'm concerned, it's the best eating trout that you will find in the Great Lakes,â€? he added. In terms of tackle, regular stick baits such as Rapalas are popular in these parts and inline planer boards help keep lures away form the wake of a boat which can cause the skittish fish to swim away to safety. A good-sized brown trout in the waters of Lake Ontario can be as large as 10-12 pounds and an average size here is between four to six pounds. â€œAnd they fight better than a walleye,â€? said Van Dusen. While it might be a long time before the apex fish in the Bay of Quinte and West Lake is surpassed in popularity, Dave Ashton of nearby Sunrise Cottage Resort said almost 10 charters have been booked for mid-April brown trout fishing trips. â€œThis species is getting more and more popular amongst anglers and it's definitely benefitting our local economy,â€? Ashton said as the yearlings were delivered into the sandy bottom channel. Later this spring, pens of salmon will be placed in the Wellington harbour
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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY
Looking back in the
Picton Gazette 90 years ago — 1924
n H.W. Benson announced plans for yet another new canning factory in Picton. The Picton Canning Co. was to be located west of Lake Street near the stockyards and railway tracks. Benson intended to pack tomatoes his first year, then expand to a whole range of produce in his second year. Benson previously worked for five years in partnership with G.E. Boulter and also has evaporating experience. n Picton curlers set a record for their longest season on the ice with games at the local club April 1 with two sheets in play for three games. The season closed with the Bristol Cup and Club Shield presentations to the winning rinks. n The province was embroiled in controversy as a $15,000 cheque made out to Ontario’s treasurer, the Hon. Peter Smith, was cashed but never put into the provincial treasurer. The cheque represented the province’s share of excessive profits earned by Home Bank as part of a $4 million bond deal.
70 years ago — 1944
n Prince Edward County produced about $5.5 million worth of farm products in the past year. The total represents sales of poultry, hogs, fish, apples, muskrat trappings, canning, dairy products, and livestock. The number was considered impressive, particularly since the county had a farm labour shortage due to the Second World War. n S.S. 12 Sophiasburgh school in Elmbrook was closed until further notice after Easter weekend as the community experienced an outbreak of the measles. That Monday, only two of the school’s 20 students were in attendance. n Although the harbour at Pt. Traverse was only partly open, local fishermen returned to the waters in their motorboats and set whitefish nets in the area of South Bay to start the commercial year. n The Upper Canada Bible Society reported that Prince Edward County branches contributed $458 to the printing of Bibles in many languages including English, allowing many people to read.
60 years ago — 1954
n Brothers Ivan and Arthur Baverstock were rescued after 26 hours of exposure to freezing water on an open boat in Lake Ontario. The men bailed through the night until Roy Vancott’s tug was the first vessel to reach the men. A large search party, including fishermen and an RCAF airplane scattered to look for the men. Both men were treated in hospital for minor bruises and swelling. n A committee looking at riding redistribution for the Ontario legislature decided it would not alter the boundaries of Prince Edward-Lennox.
20 years ago — 1994
n While changing provincial policy meant assessment would almost double in Prince Edward County, council decided to keep the same levy and adopt a budget worth $11.3 million, up from $10.6 million in 1993. County contributions to welfare would increase 5.4 per cent and roads expenditures decreased. n Former MPP J. Donald Baxter died at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital at 83. Baxter was long considered a good person to work for at his family canning company in Bloomfield.
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On March 21, 2012, a small group of us walked a 13-km hiking trail at Frontenac Park. By 8 am.., we were down to t-shirts and shorts and experiencing difficulty with the 24-degree temperatures later that day. All around us, five species of frogs were croaking away in collective happiness – wood, chorus, leopard and mink fogs, and spring peepers. On March 21 this spring, that didn’t happen. Temperatures were well below freezing and snow covered fields still contained a high buildup of snow drifts, refusing to acknowledge the date. Ice at Belleville’s Norris Whitney Bridge, normally open by this date, was still sealed and solid enough for snowmobile traffic. An early appearance of snowdrops in a Trenton garden was the only sign that we were anywhere close to spring. It is still too early to know what effect this lingering winter will have on the bird migration. Observers who attended this year’s waterfowl festival at Presqu’ile did not find ducks in the marshy shallows as they have done in past springs; high powered spotting scopes were needed to coax the ducks into a viewable range. For other species, it seemed to be business as usual, with grackles and redwinged blackbirds arriving, despite the icy crust of snow still remaining in their favourite haunts. Even killdeers, great blue herons and meadowlarks arrived on time. A woodcock was seen near Wellington the last week
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of March, searching for anything that might resemble soft mud in which to probe for earthworms with its long beak. For others that are more insect dependant, the lingering colder than usual temperatures will mean later arrivals for some species, usually here by this date. For some, like insectivorous tree swallows, it can spell doom. Tree swallows can resort to berries, but at this time of the year, the previous year’s crop has been all but consumed by the winter population of other species. Berries are not as palatable to desperate tree swallows as soft insects, we suppose, but indigestion is likely a better option than interment, if berries are still available. We all remember the tragic deaths of many thousands of tree swallows that perished in the Quinte area on April 15, 2003 when a late snow storm with sleet persisted for several days.
In Trenton, hundreds of tree swallows were seen skimming the surface of the Bay of Quinte for the few remaining insects that were available. By morning, all were dead, in one case, a nest box found crammed full of almost 40 tree swallows that had likely crawled in to escape the cold, only to succumb to suffocation instead. It was tragic, but later migrants soon filled the void. It happens sometimes. The timing of migration is controlled primarily by changes in day length. Migrating birds navigate using celestial cues from the sun and stars, the earth's magnetic field, and probably also mental maps. Migration has developed independently in different groups of birds and does not appear to require genetic change; some birds have acquired migratory behaviour since the last ice age. Reverse migration is a phenomenon in bird migration. Although it may sound a bit anthropomorphic, some species, after encountering unsuitable weather conditions, may turn around and retreat, heading south again to at least where food is once again available. This phenomenon has been witnessed at Point Pelee in the spring, but it appears to be speculation as to why some migrants will do this, and others do not. Whether it has to do with available food supply, or some other reason, we don’t know. We are continuing to learn about bird migration, but there is so much we simply don’t know yet. From
our own observations it seems most birds prefer to wait out the bad weather, hoping for the best. For waterfowl this winter, the decision to hunker down and wait out the conditions proved fatal and many thousands of duck perished on Lake Ontario this winter due to conditions they simply could not cope with in one of the most brutal winters for waterfowl in some years. We can only hope that conditions will improve over the next little while and the migration will proceed normally. Meanwhile, organizers of the Spring Birding Festival in Prince Edward County are finalizing their plans for the annual event from May 10-19 with most events taking place at or near famous Prince Edward Point. Guided hikes, workshops and tours celebrate the arrival of millions of neotropical migrants as many of them continue their journey to the boreal forests of Canada, where they will nest. For details, simply go into my web site at www.naturestuff.net and click on events from the main menu, then scroll down the page until you see Birding Festival — 2014. I have the pleasure of being involved in a few of those events, so join us, if you can. For more information on today’s topic, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 613 476 5072. For more information on nature in the Quinte area, be sure to check out www.naturestuff.net .
Local chefs to be featured on Chopped Canada this spring
A pair of local chefs will be featured on the Food Network Canada series Chopped later this spring. County native John Ross Woodland who plies his trade at Blumen Bistro and Neil Dowson of Bloomfield's Agraian will be competitors on upcoming episodes next
month. The adrenalinepumping hit is one of the highest rated programs on the Food Network. Each episode of Chopped Canada pits four chefs against the clock – and each other – for a chance to win $10,,000. Cooking off in head-to-head challenges before a rotating
panel of expert judges, the competitors put their skill and ingenuity to the test in an attempt to turn a basket of mystery ingredients into an extraordinary, three-course meal within a limited amount of time. Course by course, the judges chop the chefs from the competition until only
one remains. Episodes of the program run each Thursday at 10 p.m. Watch upcoming editions of the Gazette for more information on the local chefs that will be featured in the program. -Jason Parks, Staff
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THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
I would like to see one million signatures, but I realize that’s a lofty goal. I’ll be happy with whatever number it needs to be to send Dean Brown back to maximum security.’ -H EaTHEr E rICKSON ,
SPEaKINg aBOuT HEr HOPES FOr a PETITION ON CHaNgE . Org SHE STarTED aFTEr lEarNINg THE MaN CONVICTED OF KIllINg HEr SISTEr - IN - laW aND NIECE HaS BEEN TraNSFErrED TO MEDIuM - SECurITy W arKWOrTH I NSTITuTION , NOT Far FrOM a MElIaSBurgH .
breaking through The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Griffon moved through the Adolphus Reach breaking
the ice ahead of the Stephen B. Roman, which was traveling into the docks at Essroc over the weekend. The Griffon was commissioned in 1970 and built in Lauzon, Quebec. It was refitted in 1995 and today it operates out of the Canadian Coast Guard base on the St. Lawrence River in Prescott. (Wayne Burtch/For The Gazette)
Victims should have input into inmate movement
ONE could only imagine the shock that Ted Hannah must have felt when he determined the man who killed his wife and his daughter was transferred to a medium-security prison not far from his home. Indeed, it would be hard to imagine the struggles in day-to-day life that Hannah and his daughter Shannon now face because of Dean Brown’s actions one grim day in March 2010. All around them in their own community, there would be places and things that could bring back reminders of their lost family and of that night of senseless violence. This family certainly didn’t need to learn after the fact that Brown had been transferred to a lower-level prison closer to their home. One certainly must take into account the fact that the Correctional Service of Canada has many highly trained guards working for it and it has kept up with some of the latest means to ensure its prisons are safe and secure, and one should consider that even in a medium-security facility the escape of an inmate is unlikely. Still, it has to be disconcerting that someone serving three life sentences, whom a veteran judge mused was one of the coldest offenders he’d ever seen was transferred so soon in a life sentence and those people who may have had a reason to object to that movement don’t appear to have had a voice. Some say that for the penal system to have value, there should be some onus on being able to rehabilitate offenders rather than letting them rot for their misdeeds and certainly one would hope someone like Brown, who committed murder at such a young age would be one person that could be able to reform. Hopefully, he is indeed showing real progress. On the other hand, the penal system must act as a deterrent for the crimes committed and there is no doubt when one considers the comments of Justice Byers at sentencing and the fears stated by the Hannah family — who may have known Brown better than almost anyone leading up to the tragedy in 2010 — these were heinous crimes and there is reason to feel like Brown should serve hard time in a very secure, well-monitored institution. While inmates may benefit from privacy in their quest for reformation while they’re in custody, that privacy should never supercede the rights of victims to know where they are and where they might be going. That infringement on privacy is the price convicted people must pay for the crimes they’ve committed against society and against their vulnerable victims. Future legal reforms should insist that in the future Corrections staff inform victims of any movements to transfer offenders and they should give those victims a chance to have their say about the impact that movement might have on their day-to-day lives. In some instances, the staff may decide that in their analysis of the situation the benefits of the transfer outweigh the concern, but it is hard for them to come to that conclusion without at least allowing the victims to state their case about the fear and pain they may still be feeling. As for Brown’s case, one hopes that those in power are listening to the Hannahs’ pleas and are prepared to consider them in case management moving forward.
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Authors Festival offers something for everyone
The Prince Edward County Authors Festival, in partnership with The County of Prince Edward Public Library & Archives and The Regent Theatre, is pleased to present award winning authors of junior fiction Richard Scrimger and Ted Staunton at the Regent on Thursday, April 10 at 10 a.m. Both authors will be reading from their latest novels, answering student questions, and Staunton is bringing his banjo to add to the experience. This event is being offered to schools at no charge and is aimed at students in grades 5 to 8. To reserve your seats, please e-mail email@example.com The event is open to the public. On the afternoon on the same day, the authors will be visiting Prince Edward Collegiate. Also in the afternoon on April 10, join author Andrew Binks for “Let’s Get this Project Started” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $10 in advance or at the door. This workshop is “For those who have a project - a novel, short story, poem, screenplay, play or memoir - that needs to get out into the world,” says Binks. It will also be useful for those who have yet to write, but are interested in knowing the ins and outs of getting published. Learn how to query, where to submit, and how to save time getting your work out to journals, contests, agents, publishers and more. The short fiction and nonfiction writings of Andrew Binks have appeared in Galleon, Fugue, Bent Magazine, the Globe and Mail and many other print and online publications. He published his second novel, Strip, last year. On Thursday evening, at 7 p.m., “The County Reads: The Big Debate” will be held upstairs at Books & Company from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The free event will have five County residents championing their chosen books including Roz Bound defending What Makes Olga Run? by Bruce Grierson, Tom Higginbottom defending Requiem by Frances Itani, Doug Parker championing Paris 1919 by Margaret MacMillan, Christine Renaud defending The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement by Nick Saul and Andrea Curtis and Rick Zimmerman defending An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield. The audience will vote following the presentations and the winner will be
InsIde the lIbrary CHRISTINE RENAUD
announced that evening. On Friday, April 11, Trevor Strong will be presenting a writing workshop entitled “Humour is a Funny Thing: The Secrets of Writing Comedy” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $30 and registration is required at Books & Company. Strong is a novelist and member of the band, the Arrogant Worms. In the workshop, he will lead participants through discussions and exercises to help find humorous ideas, develop possibilities, and demonstrate comedic devices. Friday evening upstairs at Books & Company, enjoy cider, beer and pretzels at 7 p.m. before Giggles & Grins begins at 7:30, when authors Christian McPherson, Peter Norman and Trevor Strong will riff on humour. The next morning, Saturday, April 12, the focus shifts to poetry and non-fiction following coffee and muffins at 9:30 a.m. The “Posse of Poets, Year Two” will feature David James Brock, Catherine Graham, JonArno Lawson followed by non-fiction readings by Jane Fairburn, Wendy Trusler and Carol Devine In the afternoon, enjoy fiction readings withKathryn Kuitenbrouwer and Jennifer Robson, and the launch of Shani Mootoo’s latest book Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab. For a look at all of the authors, their books and details of events, visit the Authors Festival website at: pecauthorfest.com or drop in to Books & Company. A three-event pass is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. There are individual tickets available as well. Copies of the books featured at the festival are available at the library either in the collection and some may be obtainable through Interlibrary Loan.
Races developing for fall election
Based on early indications, there will be some intrigue in the races to sit as County councillors this fall. In Picton, four candidates have already filed nominations to run for council posts. Lenny Epstein, Phil St. Jean, Treat Hull, and Ray Hobson are all after two available seats.
In Wellington, incumbent Jim Dunlop will face a challenge from Marilyn Szoldra, while in Athol, Tim VanHecke will challenge Jamie Forrester. The Gazette will profile all candidates for council seats later this year. -Staff
Rick Terpstra, second from left, represents cereals/grain commodity farmers in making a presentation to PECI Grade 11 food and culture students at Sobeys as part of the Ontario Agri-Food Education Ag in the Aisles program. To his left is OAFE. project and partnership manager Becky Parker. During the one-day event, nine local farmers representing different commodity groups set up stations throughout the store to allow students to ask questions about the products there. The goal was to give students more confidence and knowledge about Canada’s food system. (Submitted photo)
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Still enjoying the county after 25 years here
It's been a fantastic 25 years, I'm just as passionate about the county now as I was back then. The way the people of the county accepted us, reached out to us, and drew us into their hearts has made living here such a wonderful experience. A highlight for me was the 10 years I spent doing the Amazing Loyalist Adventure. In those days I was stretched to the limit, but there were some amazing people who opened their farms, homes, factories and studios willingly and provided such a great experience for guests visiting our region. Even now, all these years later, I'm still asked if I'm going to do the Amazing Adventure again. I'd watch people visiting from Toronto as they visited the farms. They'd see a calf being born and break into applause, that was so cool. To see the growth of Bloomfield has been particularly remarkable. When we came here, none of these places were here. After about two years, one by one
they camp — shops, tea rooms, restaurants, one after another. I watched it all happen. There have been changes, none of which I've been unhappy with. The county has a way that weaves its way into your heart and you're in such a close community. When one hurts, we all hurt and we all come along side when something has to be done. I remember the opening of the Regent Theatre, the first time that marquee came on in some many years. We were standing outside with so many people who had worked so hard getting that place to what it is today, something creative and wonderful. People show heart and passion for their community that makes these things happen. The wineries soon came and I did the press releases for Waupoos Estates when Ed Neuser fist started operating, we had CBC and CTV here. Now look at the growth in the number of wineries here and how it
has brought a different group of people here. Visitors are coming and consequently, we have so many upscale shops and restaurants. For the average Joe who might think that is too expensive, I remember when McDonalds and Tim Hortons came here. Opening here then, they must have known something or they wouldn't do this. Beaches and Sandbanks are such a huge draw, so is the history. That has really been something I've been enamoured with. It is a big United Empire Loyalist community. One historian I spoke with told me he felt the county had a greater amount of built history than any place except Quebec City. I really believe in the future of this county and one of the ways to develop it is by focusing on the history. People love it. I had the opportunity on many occasions to be a step-on tour guide for bus trips from Toronto. There's a large amount of people who are Canadians but
don't know the history of their own country. They're fascinated by this stuff. Here, we tend not to tear down our old buildings but fix them up and preserve them. At age 75, I can relate to this being a wonderful place to retire and many people do. I was a former B&B operator, welcoming guests here for 18 years. It was fantastic. I couldn't believe how people from all around the world knew nothing of this place, but came to enjoy it. Once we got here, we couldn't stay away. I truly believe we are doing as well as we can be doing at this point in time. Prince Edward County has an island mentality. You know you're some place difference, somewhere safe and peaceful. Family matters, you know your neighbours and they know you. It's been a great place to be for 25 years, and I'm very much looking forward to the future.
Bill McMahon did a brilliant job of casting and directing Prince Edward Community Theatre’s incredible production of God of Carnage. He got to the bare bones of it much faster then in the
movie, and each and every one of the players were so believable in their roles, you felt as if you were eavesdropping in someone's home. Of course, the ambiance in the Gallery at Huff Estates, and
the props cleverly arranged by Heather Marr and the cast and crew, all added to the overall feeling. Congratulations to everyone who had a hand in this production, this is sure to be a
winner at the Eastern Ontario Drama League Festival awards brunch in Wellington this weekend.
Honey King Bloomfield
God of Carnage delivers very believable characters
Lynn Toth Consecon
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SPACE IS AVAILABLE TO all non-profit groups or organizations that serve 'The County' ONLY. Calendar items can be faxed 476-3031, email firstname.lastname@example.org or placed in drop box at the side door of the Funeral Home by Saturday at noon. WHATTAM'S is proud to present....'Free Family Movie Day' at the Regent Theatre the last Sunday of each month 2pm.
CampaIgn From left, local Cancer Society volunteer president Karen White, volunteer Mary Wellein, Sterling Johnston, daffodil month co-ordinator Rosemary Moore, and County library CEO Barb Sweet kick off the Cancer fundraiser last week. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)
Cancer society kicks off daffodil month Gourmet gatherings offer fundraising opportunities Chad Ibbotson
Just as with poppies in the fall, those daffodils adorning lapels across the country each spring bring with them a deeper meaning. April is the Canadian Cancer Society's daffodil month. Throughout the country volunteers will be asking for donations and for residents to wear the pins predominantly in a display of solidarity in the fight against a disease that is diagnosed in another Canadian every three minutes. Last week members of the Hastings-Prince Edward and Brighton community office of the Canadian Cancer Society kicked off daffodil month in Prince Edward County with their annual flag raising at the Picton branch of the County of Prince Edward Public Library and Archives. Daffodil month volunteers will be selling daffodil pins at locations throughout Belleville and Prince Edward County. Canvassers will also be knocking on doors to ask for donations. The funds go
toward promotion of cancer prevention, to fund research, to advocate for policies to improve health, and to provide essential services for people living with the disease. “Live daffodils can still be purchased throughout the month of April from Your Independent Grocery stores, Dewe's and Smylie's, with proceeds coming to the Canadian Cancer Society,” said community office manager Amy Doyle in a media release. Volunteer president Karen White said in the release that one of the new things the society will be doing in the region this month will be “gourmet gatherings.” “An exciting initiative for the Canadian Cancer Society locally is gourmet gatherings, a call for people to spend time with friends, showcase their culinary talents, and raise some life-saving funds,” White said in the release. “Gourmet gatherings are easy to do at home or at work.” She said full details of how residents can host a party and fundraise for the cause can be found at www.cancer.ca/gourmetgatherings. Additionally, three Belleville restaurants will host for people on spe-
cific dates with a portion of proceeds being donated back to the Canadian Cancer Society. The website suggests several gourmet gatherings options. In one suggested gathering, hosts would have a potluck with each guest bringing with them a gift that can be bid on during a silent auction with the proceeds being donated to the society. During the month residents can help by making a donation and wearing a daffodil pin to show their support or by buying fresh daffodils at Your Independent Grocer. Donations can also be made through door-to-door canvassing volunteers, hosting a gourmet gathering, or by taking a photograph wearing your daffodil pin and posting on social media with the hashtag #DaffodilMonth. Interested parties can contact the Hastings-Prince Edward Counties community office at 613-962-0686 to make a donation or to find out about volunteer opportunities. They can also donate online or find our where to get a daffodil pin by visiting www.fightback.ca. Funds raised support the society's work locally and across the country.
NEW TO PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY call Sharon at WELCOME WAGON today to receive a WELCOME WAGON GIFT PACKAGE! Phone 475-5994. www.welcomewagon.ca It’s absolutely free!
Join the Kiwanis members in donating money to Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW). Kiwanis member Wayne Cooper will travel as a volunteer to Togo, South Africa Apr 12 to deliver 5,000 sleeping kits to children. Helping SCAW is one of Kiwanis major fundraising goals. Bed kits are just $35 each (no administrative costs). Please make cheques payable to SCAW & mail them c/o Don Stanton, 10 Hill St. Picton K0K 2T0 476-3704.
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 vhub.at/hpe or call 9620686.
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 9 (Feb 26-Mar 4) Bill Goodman, Roslyn A. Macgregor, Joanne Pierson, Tracy Morrow, Randy Coker/ Week 10 (Mar 5-11) Patricia Fullerton, Mel Begbie, Chris Deroche, John & Valerie LeClerc, Nancy Lynch, Don Houghton . MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT NETWORK – Picton Support Centre, 333 Main St. Open Mon-Wed-Fri 9:30am – 2:30pm. View the online calendar at www.mhsn.ca or call 471-1347. 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. SHOUT SISTER CHOIR – Picton SS choir welcomes new members. No auditions & learn music by ear. Repertoire is fresh & fun. All levels of singers welcome. Practices Thurs evenings 7-9pm St. Mary Magdalene Church 335 Main St. Picton www.shoutsister.ca 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. Bag sale starting Mar 18 - April 12. Grocery bag $3/Garbage bag $5. 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 10am-12noon. Call the HUB at 476-8142 for info. THE HUB CHILD & FAMILY CENTRE – Having a baby? The HUB offers classes in breastfeeding & preparation for parenthood in partnership with the Hastings & PEC Health Unit. To register call 966-5500, ext 675. THE HUB CHILD & FAMILY CENTRE – Are you breastfeeding? The HUB offers a breastfeeding drop-in every Thursday afternoon between 1-3pm. Talk with other Moms & gain support from the child care & nursing staff. Baby weigh scales available. For information call 476-8142. 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. www.atholreccentre.com. 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. www.atholreccentre.com. KNITTING CLASSES – Wednesdays 2-4pm Ameliasburgh Community Hall. ZUMBA CLASSES – With Jen Carter Wednesdays 7:308:30pm 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. APRIL 3 – SOCIAL JUSTICE GROUP MEETING – 5:30pm Picton Br Library. APRIL 3 – WELLINGTON LIONS DRAGON BOAT CLUB – Open House 7-9pm Wellington Town Hall, 246 Main St. Learn about the sport, register for the 2014 season. Refreshments. APRIL 4 – FREE SOUP FRIDAY WITH FOOD NOT BOMBS – 12 noon Picton Br Library. All welcome. APRIL 4 – WELLINGTON LEGION – Friday Night Dinner features Roast Beef with yorkshire pudding, mashed potatoes, vegetables, soup & dessert, coffee/tea $14.95 tax incl. 10 & under ½ price. Serving 5-7pm. Take-out available. All welcome. A few tickets available for the Apr 5 Blue Jay-Yankees game. For info or to purchase visit the clubroom during open hours or contact Ken at 399-2281/1684.
APRIL 5 – FREE E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENT – PECI & its Environmental Club are hosting its fourth free EWaste collection event from 9am-2pm. E-waste includes: computers (desk top/portables), televisions, printers, telephones, cameras, audio & video/dvd players. No appliances. All proceeds to the Loyalist Humane Society, a no kill shelter run by volunteers. PECI & the Environment Club hope the community will support this great cause again this year. APRIL 5 – FREE AFTERNOON MOVIE – “The Butler” 2pm Ameliasburgh Town Hall. APRIL 6 – COUNTY ASTROLOGY CLUB – Meets 13pm Miss Lily’s Café in the internet café lounge. General discussion. All welcome. APRIL 6 – MOUNTAIN VIEW WOMEN’S INSTITUTE – Grandmother’s Tea 1:30-3:30pm Ameliasburgh Town Hall. All welcome. Info 969-8228 or 968-3320. APRIL 6 – PEC PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB – Meets 7-9pm Wellington Public Library. All welcome. Free admission. APRIL 6 – CHERRY VALLEY PING PONG – 2nd annual fun tournament. All ages/abilities. 12-4pm. Get your name on the Golden Paddle trophy. Free. Donations welcome. Athol Community Hall 1679 Cty Rd 10 Cherry Valley. Preregister/info 476-9963. www.atholreccentre.com. APRIL 7 – PICTON BR LIBRARY – Learn how to get magazines online free on your computer or smartphone with library’s Zinio app. 10am. APRIL 8 - FREE DROP IN CHESS – Every Tuesday 14pm Picton Br Library. Beginners & advanced players welcome. APRIL 8 – FRENCH FUN – For young speakers. 4pm Milford Br Library. APRIL 8 – AFTER SCHOOL FUN CLUB – 4pm Wellington Br Library. APRIL 8 – AL-ANON (adults) & ALATEEN (teens) – Affected by someone’s drinking? 1-866-951-3711. Meets Tues(s) 8pm Gilead Fellowship Church. APRIL 9 – SOPHIASBURG OVER 60 CLUB – Lunch & meeting Friendship United Church Demorestville 12 noon. Meal provided by Demorestville W.I. Phone Peggy by Monday prior to reserve 476-3755. APRIL 9 – LOYALIST DECORATIVE PAINTERS GUILD – Meets every 2nd Wed of the month. New members always welcome. Carrying Place United Church 7pm. Coffee & snacks 6:30. Bring regular painting supplies. Info Noreen 475-2005. www.freewebs.com/ldpg/. APRIL 10 – CHILDREN’S AWARD WINNING AUTHORS – With Richard Scrimger & Ted Staunton. Free event presented by PEC Authors Festival & PEC Public Library 10am. APRIL 10 – AL-ANON – Meets Thurs(s) 10:30am Gilead Fellowship Church. 1-866-951-3711. For adults affected by someone’s drinking? APRIL 10 – PE RADIO CLUB – County Amateur Radio Operators meet at Wellington Public Library 7:30pm. APRIL 10/11/12 – PEC AUTHORS FESTIVAL – Humor night, readings by new & established authors of fiction, nonfiction & poetry, writing workshops, The County Reads debate, presentations to County students. Details www.pecauthorfest.com or 476-3037. APRIL 11 – FREE SOUP FRIDAY WITH FOOD NOT BOMBS – 12 noon Picton Br Library. All welcome. APRIL 11 – WELLINGTON ELKS – Ham & Turkey Roll, Allisonville Hall. Doors open 7:30pm. Light lunch. First Roll Free! All welcome. APRIL 11 – ATHOL RECREATION – Pot Luck & Games. See what we are up to & what we have planned. AGM & potluck 6pm followed by an Athol Games Night: cards, ping pong, board games. Note: No games night Apr 18 Good Friday. Athol Community Hall 1679 Cty Rd 10 Cherry Valley. atholreccentre.com. APRIL 11 – BURR’S CEMETERY – Annual plot holder’s meeting, 8pm at the home of Bill & Sharon Hopkins, 386 Burr Road. APRIL 12 – MINOR BASEBALL BOTTLE DRIVE – Save your bottles! PEC Minor Baseball Bottle Drive Fundraiser for the April Cross Border trip to New York. APRIL 12 – REDNERSVILLE –ALBURY CHURCH PANCAKE BREAKFAST – Maple syrup, pancakes, sausages & scrambled eggs 8am-12noon at Rednersville-Albury Church, 2681 Rednersville Rd Cty Rd 3. Adults $8/Children $4. APRIL 12 – ANNUAL YARD SALE & ROSE HOUSE MUSEUM BAKE SALE – 8am – 1pm North Marysburgh Recreation Hall 2699 Cty Rd 8 Waupoos. Vendors wanted call Vance 476-2683. APRIL 12 – MILFORD BRANCH LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE – Special new books & movies promotion, refreshments & children’s quality used book sale. 1-3pm. APRIL 12 – PEC JUNIOR FARMERS – Will meet at Jenn Courneyea’s home on Gilead Rd. Further info Jenn 847-7521. APRIL 12 – SMORGASBORD & SILENT AUCTION – Bloomfield United Church 4:30-7pm. Adults $13, 2 for $25, Children $6. Everyone welcome. Info 393-3172. APRIL 12 – PICTON KINSMEN CLUB – 4th Annual Charity Auction PE Community Centre Hall. Doors open 5:30pm Live Auction starts 7pm. Admission $10. Live Auction by Gerald Koopmans Auction Services. For Information or to make a Donation Contact Gary 471-0546. APRIL 12 – ST. MARY MAGDALENE ANGLICAN CHURCH – Presents Mozart’s “Requiem” at 7:30pm. Performed by the PE APRIL 13 – PECMH AUXILIARY – Volunteer Appreciation Tea from 2-4pm Picton United Church, Centennial Hall, 12 Chapel St. Picton. Reservations required. Contact Sharron at 399-3846 no later than Wed Apr 9. 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mAking progress Rev. Lynne Donovan updates Picton Rotarians on the successes the Reaching for Rainbows program has achieved in its past three years working with girls after school. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)
Reaching for Rainbows looking to build on its initial successes Donovan discusses state of girls’ program three years in with Picton Rotarians AdAmBrAmBurger
In its third year, the Reaching for Rainbows after-school program has created a community for 20 Picton girls ranging from Senior Kindergarten to Grade 4. On Tuesday, Rev. Lynne Donovan, who helped found the program at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church told the Rotary Club of Picton that she has several ways of knowing Reaching for Rainbows has been effective. She showed a slideshow photo of a parent with his two daughters who was convinced they were happier and more productive in school as one indicator. Another, she said, is coming straight from teachers at St. Gregory Catholic School and Queen Elizabeth School, both institutions that have official liaisons with the Ministry of Education-certified program. “We’re getting feedback from teachers that the girls are practicing more self-regulation,” Donovan said. “There’s something to be said for being happy. There’s something to be said when a child came in, circled the room and had a meltdown every 30 minutes, now they’re only having a meltdown every two days.” Donovan said she was looking to do more work on quantifiable measures of success for the program. Of course, some of that success shines brightest in the basement of the church where the students meet as part of two groups of 10 — a junior group and a senior group — for five hours a week. There, students are encouraged to build their skills in a play-based, safe environment, with the encouragement of adult volunteers. “The curriculum is based on the children’s interests,” said Donovan. “We take into account who they are and what makes them light up. They’re encouraged to take part in these activities. That’s how they learn best.” Some of the girls excel in a different environment, perhaps one that allows for more individual attention from adults and different timelines for their activities. Donovan said the girls can work on academic pursits like literacy and numera-
cy, even in quiet situations where an adult reads to them directly, but they also learn a lot through play. For instance, one game recently taught the youth to become productive workers making positive choices through pretending they ran a restaurant business. “It’s all play-based learning. It’s fun, they’re learning things without even learning things,” Donovan said. Within the sessions, the girls are learning, also, to remain on task, make decisions about what they want to engage in, and focus through to completion. Donovan said there’s also an element of imagination at play and some reinforcement of positive messaging for the participants. Instead of framing their lives by thinking about their struggles at school, their family troubles, and other problems to be caught up in, Donovan said the girls are encouraged to change their story — be a princess for a day, or a successful business person the next day. “We read messages that we don’t quite belong, we don’t measure up. People who believe those stories grow up making choices that reinforce those choices,” Donovan said. “I can either be definied by those (negative) things, or by my skills, my abilities, and imagining a different future for myself.” For the most part, Donovan said the girls are always excited to come to the program to learn. As Reaching for Rainbows grows, Donovan said its organizers will be faced with some choices about how to proceed and how to further nourish the community they have started. One of the first questions moving forward is what to do with girls who graduate. With provincial certification, there is a cap on each group of 15 girls and Reaching for Rainbows has actually set its own cap of 10 per group. Donovan said next year, the program will likely not accept more Senior Kindergartens because their needs are too different from Grade 2s in the same group, which could allow it to increase the cap, but some are on borrowed time.
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PECI players engage in Shakespearean fantasy Student cast to stage Canadian play April 24-26
“There’s a lot going on.” That might be a massive understatement on behalf of PECI player Riley Bovay as he describes the school’s upcoming production of Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), a flight of fancy from Canadian playwright Ann-Marie MacDonald. The show features movement between fantasy and reality, sword fighting, mistaken identity, love trysts, and a healthy dose of witty comedy. “It’s kind of a mash-up between two Shakespearean plays, Othello and Romeo and Juliet,” Bovay added. Essentially, the story starts at Queen’s University with Constance Ledbeddy a heroine drama teacher Matt Sheahan describes as a mousy, bookish academic. Ledbeddy is played by Isobel McDonald, whom county audiences may remember from her expressive portrayal of the Artful Dodger in the Marysburgh Mummers’ Oliver in 2012. Sheahan said McDonald is a very strong performer for her age, who has an ability to command the stage and draw more out of her fellow cast members. Anyway, Ledbeddy becomes so consumed with her thesis that Othello and Romeo and Juliet were both originally intended as comedies that she finds herself sucked into an alternative world, where as a character, she can finally prove or disprove her thoughts. That’s where things get interesting. “It’s really a journey of
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self-discovery for Constance,” said Sheahan. “We have a strong female lead, being true to herself and finding out who she is. It's a mix of modern theatre with a classical twist.” That journey takes Ledbeddy back to Cyprus, where she helps Othello and Desdemona overcome Iago’s trickery, then enlists Desdemona to help with her mission. Ultimately, Desdemona is convinced she is a witch, which makes for heightened moments leading to battle. Meghan Lal adds some energy in the role of Desdemona as Sheahan points out, she is “surprisingly menacing as a pint-sized murderess.” Naturally, Ledbeddy wonders if she’s permanent-
ly altered Shakespeare’s classic by her intrusion. Later, she ends up in fair Verona, leads both Romeo and Juliet to fall for her, continues to look for clues, and she encounters Desdemona yet again. Sheahan said the play obviously has some similarities to the school’s production of Romeo and Juliet in 2010 and also the Paper Bag Princess in 2012, however he said he seeks to find something different each time around. This time, however, there are many new faces in the cast as Sheahan said of 11 players, two are in Grade 12, three are in Grade 11 and the rest are in Grades 9 and 10. “It really is a junior cast,
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Program structured around concept of taking a community to raise a child
“Next year, we can up that number to 12 or 13 per group, but we have decided the kids we have in Grade 4, we can keep one more year into Grade 5.” After that, the question is one of where those girls go to continue what they’ve started. Donovan explained it’s not as easy as just finding alternative programming in the community for them. “At Reaching for Rainbows, they’re a community,” she said. “We can’t just find programs here and there for them. We have one year to determine what
happens there.” Donovan said discussions are ongoing about the idea of making Grade 6 girls mentors, while there was also talk about adding a club night for graduate girls to the weekly schedule, but that could mean a need for more volunteers on a program that already leans heavily on them for help. She is also pursuing a link to programming offered by the Recreation Outreach Centre for older girls. That concept of community in developing healthy children is one that Donovan said she strongly believes in as the way to
escape a lot of societal ills stemming from poverty and isolation. ‘People are shaped by their community. Those of us who are of an older generation, it wasn’t just mom or dad that raised us, it was an aunt or uncle down the street, the neighbour, the Brownie or Scout leader or the church,” she said. “We had all kinds of adults in our community who supported a vision of the kind of values that were important to them... they were all on the same page.” Donovan was again asked a popular question about why the Reaching for Rainbows program doesn’t
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“This fits exactly into what Rotary International asks us to do,” said Pierre Klein. “It’s a wonderful thing you are doing and you’ve identified a need. It’s one of the very rare programs I have seen that is done independently as yours is and hits the mark.” Added Mark Davis: “This is one of a handful of grassroots, down-to-earth projects that makes perfect good sense.” For more information on supporting Reaching for Rainbows moving forward, individuals and organizations are invited to contact Donovan at 613-476-1167 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“Tybalt is a very angry sort,” she said, adding he’s always provoking fights in the name of honour and he always thinks he’s right. She said she’s really enjoyed working with the cast leading up to the show. “We can all get along and there isn’t really anyone there who is intimidating,” she said. Bovay, who plays three different parts in the show, agreed. He said he’s really excited about taking part in his first school production because of the group he gets to work with. “Everyone is very passionate about drama. We all love what we’re doing,” he said. Bovay said it’s a bit of a challenge to do several different parts in different eras, but indicated he just takes one character at a time and develops it when he’s on the stage. Sheahan said Bovay was hilarious in his parts as arrogant professor Claude Night and Juliet’s nurse. Rounding out the cast, Jacob Dey and Kirstie Ross give youthful energy as Romeo and Juliet, Mitchell Hayes plays the tricky Iago. Like Bovay, Brooke Deal, Alyssa Roche, Shannon Andrews, and Elizabeth Mulridge each play several characters in the show. Behind the scenes, Grade 11 student Niamh Hill serves as strage manager, while staff members Gail Henderson, Peter Mulloy, Hillary Anne Clarke, and Lisa Fraser assisted with art design, sets, posters and publicity, and costuming respectively. The show will take place at PECI from Thursday, April 24 to Saturday, April 26. Curtains are at 7 p.m. each night at the school. Tickets are available through Books & Company or directly from Sheahan at a cost of $10 each.
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Consider giving time to help seniors live independently
If you have a few hours to spare, consider getting involved with Community Care in our efforts to help seniors stay living in their homes. Your contribution of time (large or small) will be greatly appreciated by the seniors that live in this county. Community Care believes in “the freedom and dignity of choice; the comfort of home; and we have a passion for volunteers.” The programs we offer are called Community Support Services and they augment the informal family and neighbourhood support many seniors have. We serve the entire County of Prince Edward. Volunteers deliver Meals on Wheels, serve at Seniors Luncheon Socials, visit, walk, drive, shop, help at the reception desk, fundraise, help in the Thrift Shop, fill out forms for seniors, type, telephone, et cetera. If you have a few hours to spare call the office and make an appointment to come in and start the conversation. Our caring staff members all have background in volunteer management and better yet, they all love working with volunteers. Students who need to do their “community service hours” are also encouraged to come into the Community Care office and find out the opportunities that we have available for students. Maybe you need to get your hours done before the end of June so that you can
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Prince Edward Community Care has wonderful and caring volunteers helping seniors to stay living in their own homes in the community. We thank you for what you do.
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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
Celebrate the Legac y of Hildegard of Bingen with Music by
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bon for the grand opening of the Prince Edward Community Care For Seniors Thrift Shop as volunteers look on proudly during Tuesday’s grand opening. Many customers eagerly awaited to start shopping for bargains. (April Lawrence/For The Gazette)
Community Care officials cut ribbon at new thrift shop
Former Giant Tiger owner Calvin Thomas helped volunteers with layout of displays, racks APRIL LAWRENCE
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stay in Prince Edward County to help seniors live at home. Everything sold in the shop is donated by people living in Prince Edward County. Services that are offered by the Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association include; Meals on Wheels, transportation to medical appointments, noon-time dinners for seniors, foot care, help with forms such as Income Tax, respite, home maintenance, rural route reassurance and telephone reassurance programs. The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Foundation is only partially funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care through the Local Health Integration Network. Other funding comes from donations and fundraising in the community such as the thrift shop. Up next for the shop, the front of the building will be refurbished in the spring.
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How to keep volunteers happy
Volunteers can be the life's blood of nonprofit organizations. Without individuals willing to donate their time, charities facing tight budgets may not have sufficient personnel to achieve their goals. Organizations who rely heavily on volunteers can take the following steps to ensure their volunteers know their efforts
are appreciated. • Create a welcoming environment. No matter how many times a person volunteers, he or she will feel like the new kid in town on his or her first day with a new organization. Make new volunteers feel welcome, giving them a guided tour during which you introduce them to
Thank you to the very many great volunteers in Prince Edward County who work so tirelessly.
fellow volunteers and full- or part-time staff members. An environment that is warm and welcoming from the moment a volunteer arrives will make the experience better for all involved. • Maintain an open door policy. Volunteers should feel comfortable conversing with executive directors and other higher-ups at the organization. Encourage the sharing of ideas, even with executives high up on the totem pole. Directors can meet with staff members to illustrate how
everyone is working together and no one carries greater importance than another in the organization. • Be prepared for volunteers. Volunteers are giving their time and expecting nothing in return. Walking into an office that is not prepared for a volunteer may lead the volunteer to view the organization as unorganized or one that lacks dedication. Charities should have a clear plan in place with regard to the duties of volunteers. There should be a desk area or computer available
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when necessary. In addition, be sure to have work immediately available so the volunteer won't be sitting around with little to do. • Clearly spell out time constraints. Volunteers often find time to volunteer while juggling their day jobs and responsibilities at home, and not everyone has the same amount of time available to devote to a charity. Therefore, being up front with how much time a project is expected to take can help a volunteer gauge if he or she will be able to assist. Decide how much time the job will need, and be honest with potential volunteers during interviews or when advertising openings. • Give frequent praise. Let volunteers know their work is
appreciated. Come up with ways to show your appreciation, be it taking volunteers out to lunch, providing snacks or other treats around the office or accommodating their personal schedules. Each of these efforts shows volunteers that you have their best interests in mind. • Provide proof of success. Keep volunteers informed about the fruits of their labors. Share notes of gratitude from those who have benefitted from your organization's efforts with the staff. Single out volunteers who played key roles in making changes happen. Frequent encouragement and proof of success will raise spirits and reassure volunteers that their efforts are worthwhile. (MCC)
THE ROTARY CLUB OF PICTON Would like to thank all the volunteers and the impact they have made in our community
We Love Our Volunteers! The Marysburgh Mummers would like to thank all the amazing volunteers who help make magic at Mt. Tabor: the cast & crew for our productions, our ticket sellers, the volunteers who clean and maintain the space, and the dedicated Executive.
The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
Search and rescue volunteers eligible for new tax credit
on the water The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Wellington and Quinte search and rescue units practice their llive-saving skills with the Canadian Coast Guard off of Wellington. Four such units operate in the waters around Prince Edward County and their boats are staffed by 56 active, trained volunteers (Submitted photo)
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When the federal budget was delivered on Feb 11, there was a proposal in the document to assist ground, air and marine search and rescue volunteers with a tax credit. The program will be similar to the current volunteer firefighter tax credit. A marine search and rescue (SAR) volunteer will be eligible for a $3,000 tax credit if they log at least 200 hours of SAR and SAR training. The federal government introduced the measure to recognize the important role played by search and rescue volunteers who put themselves at risk while contributing to the safety and security of Canadians. There are four volunteer marine search and rescue units that operate around the waters of Prince Edward County under the auspices of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary. Brighton Rescue, QSAR in Belleville, Avalon in Picton and Wellington Rescue have a total 56 active volunteers.
According to district director Scott Johnston, last year these four CCGA units responded to 33 incidents spending a total of 79.6 hours on task, totaling over 450 volunteer hours. The average member puts in at least 14 hours of on-water training each season. In addition there are classroom training sessions, vessel maintenance, community events and unit meetings. “The potential financial gain will not in itself make a difference of whether one would volunteers or not – but it does help recognize the time, energy and commitment these people put forward.” added the district director. For more information if you are interested in getting involved in any of these Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary units, please contact Johnston at email@example.com.
Our sincere gratitude to the many volunteers who contribute their time and expertise throughout our communities. Mayor Peter Mertens and Council County of Prince Edward
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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
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ENJOY BEING ON THE WATER? HAVE YOUR PCOC? WELLINGTON RESCUE IS A VOLUNTEER SEARCH & RESCUE TEAM - AND THEY NEED NEW MEMBERS
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Residents fed up with condition of Rogers Street ‘Residential road at Picton’s west end has been used as bypass between busier routes
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residents feel and said the road is in need of repair, but he said it wouldn't be right to close the street to all but residential traffic. “To post signs and make the road only usable by residents may be nice in your version, but it is a road that's owned by the residents of Prince Edward County, so the idea of limiting traffic is very difficult for me to support,” he said.
dents being exempt from that rule, evidenced by stickers issued to residents.” He said the measure would slow the deterioration of the road, but there are many problems with the base of the road that would need to be addressed. “As you are aware Rogers Street has been on a to-do list for 50 years and it's about time repairs were made,” said Morahan. “We have suffered sewage backups, a sink hole a while ago that was large enough to swallow a car. That same area is showing signs of sinking again.” Morahan said he's been trying to get the municipality to do some work on the street for the last three years, but is running out of patience. “If something happens at the corner of Henry and Rogers, god forbid, or any other mishap takes place on Rogers Street, I will certainly produce this letter to confirm that the town was fully aware of the situation and ignored it.” Engineering, development, and works commissioner Robert McAuley said the road reconstruction design work has been funded and is currently being completed. McAuley said discussions have taken place in the context of how to rebuild the road once the water and sewer below are repaired. “Everything from oneway streets, to left turn lanes, to traffic calming, to speed bumps to constrained right-of-ways were thrown around the table at a meeting on techniques all in the context of how the
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Residents of Rogers Street in Picton are fed up with the state of the road and voiced those concerns to councillors at last week's committee-of-the-whole meeting, but it appears a fix is on the horizon. Rogers Street resident Francis Morahan made a deputation to the committee and submitted a petition of his neighbours to support his view. Morahan claimed last week the street has been on the municipality's to-do list for the last 50 years. He described the condition of the road as “deplorable” and said he believed it was because of heavy non-resident traffic who use the road as a bypass from Talbot Street to Hwy. 33 and vice versa. “We have been bumped constantly for 50 years, it doesn't seem Rogers Street is all that important,” he said. Morahan said when he contacted the municipality he was asked to submit the complaint in writing and was finally prompted to do so recently “by some near head-on collisions on the corner of Rogers and Henry Streets” by he and his daughter. “Everybody I've spoken to has had an incident at the corner of Rogers and Henry streets,” he said. He said since June of last year the road has suffered further wear. “Since that time the road has deteriorated to the point where only one lane is drivable,” he said. “There's also a safety issue at the corner of Henry and Rogers. We have had several near misses where traffic coming off Henry take the turn at speed and wide.” He said the only way to fix the situation and slow the road's wear is to limit traffic on the streets. “In order to help rectify the situation, stop further deterioration, and improve safety at the corner of Henry and Rogers Streets the following suggestion is necessary,” he said. “Reduce traffic by forbidding left turns off Hwy. 33 onto Henry and right turns off Talbot onto Rogers, resi-
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Chiefs oust Pirates in Game 7 overtime decision Picton, Lakefield go distance again, but this year Central champions will advance in playoffs Chad Ibbotson
It was a disappointing finish to an otherwise thrilling season for the Picton Pirates, but it was an ending with no shame. “There's obviously disappointment with the way things ended, but I couldn't be more proud of how the players conducted themselves this year and how hard they worked,” said Pirates coach and general manager Ryan Woodward. “To lose in Game 7 in overtime is a hard one to swallow, but the guys should hold their heads high. They had targets on their backs all season long.” With the series tied 2–2 the Pirates delivered a convincing 5–1 victory on home ice in Game 5, but the team continued to struggle in Lakefield and fell 5–1 in Game 6. That brought the teams to Game 7 on Sunday with the Pirates on home ice and with the home team winning the previous six games. However, the Chiefs emerged victorious, taking the final contest 3–2 on the strength of a goal 6:49 into overtime. Game 5 saw the Pirates take the play to the Chiefs early on. Just six minutes into the opening frame a Kenny Murduff shot found its way through the legs of Lakefield goalie Zach Wainman. Evan Greer had the assist. At 13:35 Picton doubled their lead, again with Murduff getting the goal, this time after tripping over a sprawled Lakefield defender and directing the puck around Wainman from his stomach. The incredible show of determination seemed to spark the Pirates and they continued to control play through the remainder of the first. Lakefield started to turn the tables early in the second, however, and just 1:58 into the period Eric Oosting cut the Picton lead in half with a power-play goal. The Chiefs took control of the game offensively but, despite firing 15 shots on goal to Picton's three, they were held off the scoresheet by Adam Wood. The Pirates looked to wrestle back the momentum in the third and were assisted by some undisciplined play from Lakefield. Starting at 8:31, the Pirates were able to cash in on power-play goals from Geoff Cleminson, Ryan Sizer, and Brandon Peever
dIsappoIntIng fInIsh Picton Pirates, from left, Garrett Nichol, Nolan Van Vlack, Matt Whidden, Braeden Walsh, Steven Clarke, and Geoff
Cleminson shake hands with their counterparts from Lakefield after the visiting Chiefs scored the winning goal in Game 7 Sunday evening. Until that night, the home team had won every game in the OHA Junior C Schmalz Cup quarterfinal series. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)
within a 1:17 span to take a commanding four-goal lead and the victory. “The guys just ramped it up as there series went on, elevated their play and were able to get the job done in the third period when given the opportunity to pull away,” Woodward said. “The guys really stuck to the process, believed in each other and never quit.” As has been the case throughout the series, the shoe was on the other foot as Picton travelled to Lakefield. A power-play marker from Jack Davison opened the scoring, but at 18:16 Jesse Gregory evened things up. From there it was all Lakefield. Five minutes into the second Bryce Sweeting scored to give the Chiefs the lead. William Sullivan added another at 12:15. Picton was outshot 17–8 in the frame as the Chiefs took full advantage of their small rink to shut the Pirates out. Oosting would tally a pair of goals in the third to finish the game and send the series to Game 7. “They're a great team at home. We had a solid start,
getting the first goal and slowing down their attack through the neutral zone,” said Woodward. “A couple of mistakes and turnovers led to goals for them.” Despite that fact, Woodward said the effort was there and the focus was on par. “You just can't make a mistake in that rink because often it's in the back of their net,” he said. Sunday's contest seemed to be a microcosm of the series. With Nolan Powers having been given a two minute minor and a game misconduct for checking from behind just 49 seconds into the opening period, Eric Shewell gave the Chiefs the lead with a power-play marker just 1:03 into the game. The Pirates showed their tenacity and determination and Geoff Cleminson managed to tie things up at 12:29. Griffin McCarty and Murduff had the assists. The game went into the second period tied 1–1 but the Pirates were out-shot 14–6 in the frame. Play was even in the second as the teams traded chances, but it was Lakefield's Nathan Larson scoring at 11:35 to make it 2–1. But just
strIkIng baCk After the disappointment of losing Game 7 at home last year, the Lakefield Chiefs were elated as Travis Brault, left scored to eliminate Picton in overtime Sunday. Joining him are Eric Oosting (25) and Nathan Larson. At right, Picton’s Taylor Brown attempts to finish his check on Larson. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)
20 seconds later Murduff found Chris Jones who buried one behind Wainman to tie things up. A third-period chess match resulted in no scoring and the teams entered overtime with the next goal securing a berth into the Schmalz Cup semifinals.
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For Picton it was not to be. Just 6:49 into the extra frame Travis Brault found the net behind Wood after a goalmouth scramble to clinch the series for Lakefield. “They left it all on the ice,” said Woodward. “That's exactly what you ask them to do in Game 7 environment. They
never quit, they had a lot of things going against them early on, but it's part of the playoffs — injuries, sickness, and so on — nobody used it as an excuse they just rolled up their sleeves and stuck with it.”
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Kings beat Deep River in shootout in ‘B’ final at tournament
Bantams finish strong in Baltimore Chad Ibbotson Staff writer
desperatIon Picton Pirates forward Kenny Murduff cuts around sprawling Lake-
field defender Shawn Mackie before scoring an incredible goal from his stomach. The Pirates took the Game 5–1, but lost the series in Game 7 in overtime. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)
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Woodward said it was a great game and he thanked the fans for their support throughout the regular season and playoffs. “The fan support here in Prince Edward County was amazing, I know our players really appreciate it and they were our sixth man,” he said. As for what's in store for the club moving forward, Woodward said he'll give the players time to contemplate their futures and reflect on the run. He said in time they'll appreciate everything they accomplished. “We have a lot of players who are eligible to come back. There's a strong nucleus there that can play again next season, but you don't ask the kids to make those decisions right away,” he said. “They've worked their tails off here for eight
months and they deserve a little bit of time away.” Four players who won't be returning are Greer, Davison, Sizer, and Peever as this was their last year of junior eligibility. Woodward tipped his hat to them, saying they were instrumental in the club's success over the past few years. “They've given us their heart and soul for many,
many seasons,” he said. “You'll never replace players like that, they've been a part of this whole rebuild of this organization, they've seen in come from a place where we had a hard time making the playoffs to an organization to one that's now a perennial challenger in the Empire and provincially. They've built a legacy that will last forever.”
The Essroc Bantam BB Kings closed their season with a solid outing in the Baltimore IceDogs' Cross Border Clash minor hockey tournament over the weekend. The Kings completed the tournament with a storybook comeback win over Deep River — a fitting end to a memorable season. The team had earned a berth in the final-four OMHA playdown, but was eliminated by the eventual provincial champions. Afterward the Kings made the best of a long two-week layoff with a parent/player exhibition for fun. The first game of the Cross Border Clash saw the Essroc Kings faceoff against Orono, but the team was slow out of the gate and eventually were handed a disappointing 2–1 loss. Netminder Connor Cruickshank did gave his best effort in the losing cause, stopping 36 of 38 shots in the contest. The team was able to shake off the rust following their two-week post playoff break with a convincing 5–0 victory over Bancroft. A 29save shutout performance by Carter Whitaker was complemented with goals from Dryden Norton, Andrew Ward, Chase Eaton, and Kyle Rutter. Logan Fairman, Braeden Kelly and Riley Young tallied helpers. A 3-1 triumph over playoff nemesis Port Hope sealed the Kings' position in
Crowned The Essroc Bantam BB Kings celebrate after securing a “B”championship in the Baltimore IceDogs’ Cross Border Clash tournament over the weekend. The team defeated Deep River in a shootout. (Submitted photo)
the “B” final. Cruickshank took to the cage again and battled hard. The team responded with a hard-hitting fast-paced game that saw all the scoring come in the opening frame. Goals from Young, the game winner from Fairman, and an insurance marker from Walker DeRoche helped the Kings earn the victory. The Kings faced their toughest challenge in the final against a determined Deep River squad. The Kings built up a 3–1 lead on the strength of markers from Ward, Young, and Fairman, but the lead wouldn't hold. The Kings found themselves the victim of their own discipline, giving up three power-play goals in a deflating series of events. With all the momentum going Deep River's way, the Kings managed to battle
back and get the score back to even at 4–4 with another tally from Fairman. A late goal from their opponents nearly broke the Kings' spirit, but with goaltender Whitaker pulled the team was able to apply nearly constant pressure. Deep River iced the puck and with 7.7 seconds remaining, it looked like the Kings would have just one last chance. A clean faceoff win by Ward came back to Kurtis Wood for a one-timer and it went bar down to again even things up. Just three seconds had passed and there was 4.9 seconds left on the clock. Whittaker stopped the first two shooters he faced in the shootout and goals from Rutter and Ward sealed the victory and capping off another hockey season for the team.
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Midget B Comets captured their third consecutive division championship in the Lower Lakes Girls Hockey League with an overtime win over Clearview.(Submitted photo)
Squad earns third consecutive league title
County girls help Cold Creek midgets make Lower Lakes history
County natives Amber Miller and Brittany Snider helped the Cold Creek Comets Midgets to their third consecutive Lower Lakes Midget B championship last weekend. The Comets defeated the West Champions Belmont 3-0, the Central West champions Brantford 1-0 and lost to the Central East champions Clearview in the roundrobin competition 1-0. During the final, the two teams again played a close game as it was 1-1 at the end of regulation time. Just 32 second into overtime, the Comets scored to capture their third straight championship. The team has only been
together for three seasons and is the only team to win three consecutive Lower Lakes divisional champions. Joining Snider and Miller on the team were Katie Lewis, Amanda Lajoie, Jenna Lajoie, Allie Simpson, Samantha Reid, Emma Smith, Sara Wood Miranda Fraser,Marina Comeau, Erin Cassibo, Alissa Wardhaugh, Nicole Vincent, Hailey Bandy and Kayla Cassibo. Carol Loader managed the team, Rhonda Cassibo and Marj Bandy were the trainers and the coaches were John Smith and Paul Smith. -Contributed
Erickson hopes she can get a million people to give signatures PETITION, from page 1
Erickson noted that she believes the family should not have to face the physical and emotional risk of that transfer, especially after the sentencing of Justice Richard Byers, who minced no words in calling Brown the “poster child for the death penalty.” She noted he was given three life sentences from Byers — two for the murders and one for the attempted murder of Shannon Hannah — and should not be considered a medium security risk. “His daily routine should be closely monitored, his recreation limited, and his time accounted for,” she said. “He should not have the luxury of free time within a reduced security facility.” Erickson said her ultimate goal is to see Brown moved back to a maximum
security facility to allow her family to move on and find some peace. “It will take a lot more signatures and support to make this happen, but I believe the Canadian population supports dangerous offenders and murderers being housed in maximum security facilities and victims being given the respect they deserve when decisions made have a direct impact on their daily lives,” Erickson said. “I would like to see 1 million signatures, but I realize that’s a lofty goal. I’ll be happy with whatever number it needs to be to send Dean Brown back to maximum security.” Ted Hannah was one of the signatories to the petition and he likened the move to Brown being given a “free ride” by Corrections. At the end of the comments he typed while signing the petition, he wrote “they should never let him out.”
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“… The contractor will be required to complete the removal and replacement of the bridge structure within that time period,” the report says. “The entire project is
to be completed by Sept. 26, 2014. During the closure of County Road 14 to through traffic at the bridge site, detour routes will be established using Gommorah Road, Doxsee Road and Black Road.”
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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.
appliances for sale
NEW and USED
APPLIANCES USED REFRIGERATORS
Stoves, washers, dryers, freezers, dishwashers, 3 mos. old & up. Sold with written guarantees. Fridge's $100. & up.
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.
SMITTY’S APPLIANCES LTD. 969-0287 farm
1 katahdin Ram, 11 Katahdin Ewe’s, 2 mixed bred wool sheep, plus lambs. Can be sold individually or as a flock. Call 613-3935755 or 613-243-0642.
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
paws & claws. Dog walkers and pet minders serving PEC with efficient and dependable animal care. We offer walks, sitting, check-ins and more! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-919-7828. quinte pet Minders. Loving care for your pets in their own home. Daily visits also overnights and vacation stays. 613-476-6265
cars and trucks
2001 ford Focus ZX3, $2,400 or best offer. Phone 613-476-7683 cars and trucks wanted for scrap or recycling, we buy scrap metal, free pickup or you bring in. Dan 613-929-7572. 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.
commercial for rent
office space. 3 offices, downtown Picton Main Street, ground floor, high visibility. $690 monthly includes heat. 613-476-7980
Retail Space FOR LEASE:
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
store downtown Picton, 1600 square feet. 613-476-7980
1 beautiful Picton Harbour boathouse slip for rent. 35’X11.5’ with hydro. 416 843 7856 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 email@example.com 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 3rd floor, newly renovated, fridge/stove and water included, available now, first/last required, $775 monthly 613-645-2157.
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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 email@example.com 2 bedroom apartment, $950 all inclusive. Secure building offering on site laundry and mail delivery. First, last and references required. To apply and arrange a viewing please call 613-476-7265 between 8am and 6pm. 2 bedroom apartment, available April, $1050 monthly plus hydro. Large, clean, fully updated, mature, quiet person only. Non-smk building. Contact Brian. 613-240-5332. 2 bedroom available April, $1050 monthly plus hydro. Large, non-smk, parking included. Fully updated. Clean quiet people only. Contact Brian, 613-614-1098 2 bedroom duplexed bungalow, low utilities,also lawn maintenance and snow removal provided, $695 monthly plus,seniors discounted. 613-885-1307 (cell)
A E M PLES H T 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
3 bedroom ground floor duplex, sunroom, private driveway, washer/dryer, laundry room, fridge/stove, dishwasher, close to school and downtown, $890 monthly. Water/sewer included. Heat extra. First, last and references. Non-smk, no pets preferred. 613-476-4021
4 bedroom townhome available now. bright, clean, hardwood floors, large yard.
50% off first month’s rent.
sentinel property management 613-966-9079
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. charminG 3 bedroom, 2 bath house in the heart of Wellington, recently fully renovated, open concept with a/c, garage, garden doors from 2 bedroom to back deck, references required,call 613394-0443 for rental application, $1300/mo plus utilities first/last required.
NEED SPACE? From Boxes to Boats Low Cost Storage in Wellington Indoor/outdoor storage for boats and RV’s of all shapes and sizes. Monthly & Seasonal Rates
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
beautiful one bedroom apartment, 44 Main Street Picton, available June 1st. The building is very well kept, laundry, garbage, parking on site. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org coZy 2 bedroom apartment in Picton, fridge/stove not included, gas heat, $750 plus water & sewer. First, last and references required. Call 613-476-8052
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
Main St. Apartments: Accepting applications Mccaulay Village Houses: Accepting applications
FEATURED HOMES FOR RENT
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
lakefront, 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, Wellington, yearly rental $1300 monthly + hydro, nonsmoker, no pets. email@example.com 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 613-399-2886. short term 1 bedroom rental by week or month. Totally furnished, including cable and internet. Utilities included. 613-476-7980 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.
3 bedroom house, avail. april 1, 2014
NEW KITCHEN & Hardwood floors. $950/month. Util. extra. 1st & last & references req’d. Call 613-476-9084 ext 230
wanted to rent
sinGle retired lady looking for 2 bedroom ground floor apartment for May 1st, non-smoker, abstainer, no pets, phone 613476-5610
real estate for sale
open house this Sunday, April 6, noon-4pm. House on approx 3 acres. 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. 10 minutes from Picton. Visit www.892shannonroad.com 613393-2940
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.
wanted to buy WILL Buy Scrap
Vehicles, Metals and Appliances and will do moving, dump runs of brush, grass cutting, garage & basement cleaning
613-476-2994 or 613-242-0117
Scrap Metal & Scrap Cars & Electronics - TV’s, Computers, etc. Appliances
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. Moving? Call Jay Rutherford, in Picton for a no obligation estimate
613-476-3982 (office) 613-920-6871 (mobile) Fully Insured, Clean Truck and Equipment SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS
MARGIE’S MOP HEADS Cleaning Service 343-263-8830 Free Estimates 10% Discount to Seniors margieflake.wix.com/ margiesmopheads sheila brushey Catering. Buffet lunches, dinners and banquets. Sandwich trays, d’oeuvres, homemade dessert trays and more. 613393-5021. snow blowinG & shoVelinG available, County Gardener, local cell 613-885-1307.
STUMP GRINDING Fri. Sat. Sun. April 11, 12, 13 Book Now Reasonable Rates Joey Vaughan
Vaughan Contracting 613-885-3279
60 acre Fresh Market vegetable farm seeking someone who is physically fit; has a valid drivers license; and own transportation. Must be able to, by hand; plant, fertilize, hoe, spray, irrigate & harvest crops regardless of weather. Also responsible for quality assurance via examining and preparing produce suitable for market. Physically demanding work, requires loading/unloading/transferring crates, supplies and farm produce up to 45 kgs. Additional duties include: cleaning racks, trays, growing and packaging areas. Work schedule is 7 days/week (AprilOct) with hours dependent on planting to harvesting schedule. Work environment is non-smoking, drug and alcohol free. Minimum wage position. Contact via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Dean at 613-968-0096.
actiVe lifestyle Community of Wellington on the Lake, with 350 homes on site, is looking for a fulltime Property Maintenance Superintendant. Ideal candidates will have 5-7 years in equipment and/or other maintenance environments. The applicant should be handy and able to work independently and interact with the public. Must have a driver’s licence and be mechanically inclined, with knowledge of small engine repair. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Email resumes to Bobbijo@sandbankhomes.com county holiday Homes, a vacation rental agency in Prince Edward County, is seeking a self-motivated, innovative, and results oriented individual to join our team as a Marketing Coordinator – permanent part-time position with possibility for full-time employment. Primary qualifications are post-secondary education in a related discipline, relevant experience, computer proficiency, the knowledge and ability to harness new technology, and comprehensive knowledge of the area. Visit www.countyholidayhomes.com/Ho me/Jobs for more details.
Our volunteer sales associates support artisans and producers in developing nations and our local community This is a great opportunity for individuals who will enjoy working with our community Call Catherine at 613-476-0040 or pick up an application form at 190 Main Street Fair Trade since 1946
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AGRARIAN BISTRO & Bar in Bloomfield is looking to fill several positions with experienced and dynamic professionals. 1) Chefs of all levels should email cover letter and résumé including references to email@example.com. 2) Experienced and knowledgeable servers and bartenders to work in a growing restaurant and bar. Please respond with cover letter and résumé including references to firstname.lastname@example.org. 3) A full-time restaurant Manager. Responsibilities include front of house, administrative, alcohol, retail and financial. Your key role is to facilitate communications, work flow and profitability. Please submit your résumé including references and cover letter to email@example.com. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. STUDENT WANTED to transfer photos in picasa to flickr photo sharing email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
VINEYARD FOREMAN/TRACTOR OPERATOR Keint-He Winery,Wellington ON. Full time position, must have good tractor and machinery experience. Email email@example.com for more details.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY 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
SAND & GRAVEL - TOP SOIL EQUIPMENT RENTAL HOURLY OR CONTRACT BULLDOZER - LOADER - TRUCK - HOE RAM
BLACK RIVER TREE SERVICE
Stump Grinding Tree Trimming and Removal Brush Chipping Lot Clearing Cabling & Bracing Fully Insured 15 years Experience
Ted Dainard Welding Farm & General Repair Restoration
Miller Rd and County Rd 10 Cell 613-920-0843 Home 613-476-3140
THE HORSE Jake Cox will be sold through the Inn Keepers Act to recover past due board to Woodsfield Farm amounting to $560.
Cherry Valley Springs
Open Wednesday-Sunday 7:30am-2:30pm
Friday Night Dinner Special #1533 Cty. Rd. 10 Cherry Valley 613-576-6781
POT LUCK! & AGM MEETING 6pm followed by GAMES
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ALGARRemembering our brother and uncle, Chris, who left us April 4, 2002. There is not a day That we do not think of you Not just today but everyday. Forever loved. Rick, Angela, Emily & Erica. ALGAR, Chris. April 4, 2002 A little corner in our hearts is set aside for you, As long as life and memory lasts, We will remember you. Steve and Cindy ALGAR, Chris. April 4, 2002 Love lives on forever It never fades away For in my heart dear Chris You are with me everyday. Sadly missed and always remembered, Mom. ALGAR, Chris. In loving memory of a dear son-in-law, who passed away April 4, 2002. We who loved you, sadly miss you As it dawns another year In our lonely hours of thinking Thoughts of you are ever near. Sadly missed by Earl and Kathy Foster ALGAR, Chris. In memory of Chris, who passed away April 4, 2002. One more day One more time One more sunset, maybe I’d be satisfied But then again I know what it would do Leave me wishing still, for one more day with you. Loving you always, forgetting you never Angie and Brodie
SUN. APRIL 6 from 12 to 4
ATHOL TOWN HALL A fun afternoon!
PADDLES/BALLS PROVIDED Donations gratefully accepted
476.9963 / firstname.lastname@example.org
www.atholreccentre.com Bloomfield United Church Annual Spring Smorgasbord & Silent Auction
Saturday, April 12, 2014 4:30 to 7:00 Adults $13.00 2 for $25.00 Children $6.00 everyone welcome info 613-393-3172
BETHESDA WOMEN’S CIRCLE EASTER TEA & BAZAAR at Bethesda Hall 1483 Fishlake Road Wed, April 16, 2014 1-3pm Admission $5.00 Everyone welcome Draw on Groceries & ? Door Prize Bake & Craft Table
Including antique furniture (dressers, rocking cribs, octagon black game table, chests, lamps and two very beautifully carved couches one with carved animals) plus a a good single bed mattress set and bookshelves and much, much more.
Saturday, April 5th 9am-3pm 51 King Street Picton
In loving memory of
Born May 4, 1946 in London, England, died unexpectedly at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on March 29, 2014, in his 68th year. Youngest son of Martin and Nance. Beloved partner of Sooz (Stevens) Thorn. Father of Colleen of California and Sebastian (Pam) of Cobourg. Stepfather/mentor of Zoe Thorn. Survived by brothers Patrick, John and Joseph. Original hippie (San Francisco 1966) and travelling companion of Neil Young. Rugby referee extraordinaire, Michael refereed across Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. His hobbies included beer, soccer, Irish whiskey, football, cryptic crosswords, all other sports and beer. Michael rested at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. 613-4762450 Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday April 11 at 1 pm. The Reverend Dr. Hal Wilson officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home and following the service at a wake at the Royal Canadian Legion Picton Br. 78. www.whattamfuneralhome.com
NEWLANDS, Eleanor Pauline (nee Webster)
who passed away April 5th 2012. We love and miss you Mum We wish you were here today Just to say these words to you That we love you in every way Love always Doug, Eileen, Levi, Conway, and Ethan
(Owner of Harrison’s Auto Wreckers) August 4, 1944 - April 3, 2010
Four years have passed, not much has changed No matter what is going on, or what time of day Your picture is always at arm’s length We will hang on to your memory until we meet again.
John, Ronda, Amanda, Brittany, Cherina, Delainey and of course your Sweetheart Rose
ALL AGES & LEVELS A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT
In memory of my mom, who I sadly miss and have missed for a year. Mom you were Mom and Dad, the day you passed I lost both. I would not be the man I am today if it was not for your devotion and dedication to raising your children. I miss you as much today as the day you left us. Sincerely your son Steve. Sadly missed by Janet, Aimee, Austin & Houstin and all your other adopted grandchildren.
BIRTHDAY WISHES FROM EARTH TO HEAVEN To Brenda Elizabeth Tripp. Love Lindsey & Pam. “Perfect Pieces” She is not gone, She is here, separated from us in pieces Pieces that fit perfectly in each of our hearts. It is her spirit that guides us through our days And her courage that pushes us to find happiness again. She is the sudden smile you can’t stop. Her never ending love for us That put hope and faith into our mending hearts. She is here all around us, The stars in the sky, The sun up above and The flowers in full bloom. She is here, we can see pieces of her In each others eyes. Written by Lisa Dunlop. CAMP, Donald. In memory of a dear Dad, who passed away April 4, 2009. God grant that I may fish Until my dying day And when it comes to my last cast I then most humbly pray When in the Lord’s safe landing net I’m peacefully asleep That in His mercy I be judged As good enough to keep Lovingly remembered by Chad, Lisa, Carson and Claire, HOTSTON- Harry. In loving memory of a dear father and poppa who passed away April 3, 2005. God called your name so gently That only you could hear, No one heard the footsteps Of the angel drawing near Softly from the shadows, There came a gentle call You closed your eyes And went to sleep You quietly left us all. Always and forever in our hearts. Kendra and Otto, Monika and Brad, Braelyn and Madelyn.
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HOTSTON, Harry. In loving memory of my husband who passed away on April 3, 2005. We watched you suffer We saw you die But all we could do was sit close by You went away, we had to part God eased your pain But broke our heart We will love and remember you always, Jean and son Gordon.
Peacefully with her family at her side at the Charlotte Villa, Brantford, Ontario, on Friday, March 28, 2014, at the age of 79. Formerly of Picton, she was the beloved wife of the late James for 54 years. Dear Mother of James (June), John, Laura (Murray), Thomas (Beth) and Louise (David) and daughter-inlaw Laura. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Lesley, Keli, Heather, Julie, Michelle, Kristy, T.J., Shannon, James, John, Emily and Steven. Proud Great Grandmother to Owen, Jayden and Violet. She is survived by her sisters, Shirley (Walter) Pothier, Mary Kirkland and Barbara (Carl) Vallas. Eleanor enjoyed many years working with the children as a Teacher's Assistant at Queen Elizabeth School. By Eleanor's request, no service or visitation will be held. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Kidney Foundation, The Prince Edward Hospice or a Children's Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario. www.whattamfuneralhome.com
KENNY, Jessie (nee Stott)
ROBSON, Anne-Maria Rita
Missing You Guy Mattinson
March 24, 1933 – April 7, 2013 Dad, one short year ago you were taken away, but for us the pain is still there, at times our tears still flow. We miss your guidance, strength, talking with you, your singing and your laughter, at times you would laugh so hard tears would roll down your face..... But most of all, we miss your love. Thank you Dad for giving us everything you could, and for the many years you looked after Mom when she was sick. You will never be forgotten. You will always be in our hearts. Love and Missed by your Family and Friends.
SHELLEY- Jack. May 19, 1920-April 7, 2012 In memory of a wonderful dad, grandpa, great grandpa, great great grandpa. Our hearts are filled with memories We gathered through the years All the happy times we shared Are treasured souvenirs. You always had a smile to share Time to give & time to care A loving nature, kind & true That is the way we’ll remember you. Lovingly remembered by Linda, Les & family.
At the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital on Sunday, March 30, 2014, in her 90th year, beloved wife of the late Edward Kenny. Dear mother of Paul (Jennie) of Cherry Valley; David (Julie) of Vancouver Island and Brian (Susan) of Etobicoke. Cherished grandmother of Gennaro (Lisa), Giancarlo (Lorelei), Chiara (Robert Copas), Evie, John and Steven and greatgrandmother of Gionna, Lincoln and Landon. Predeceased by her parents Mary and Robert Stott, her stepmother Lillian Stott and her brother Frank Stott. Fondly remembered by her extended family in Ireland and the U.K. The family will receive friends at the Wartman Funeral Home “Napanee Chapel” on Friday, April 4th from 12pm-1:30pm. A Funeral Mass will follow at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 179 West Street, Napanee at 2pm. Interment St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery, Deseronto. Donations by cheque to Amnesty International or the Lennox and Addington Hospital Foundation will be remembered with appreciation by the family. Two locations to serve you.
448 Camden Rd. at Newburgh Rd., Napanee, K7R 1G1 - 613-354-3722
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Peacefully with her family at Hospice Prince Edward on Sunday, March 30, 2014, Nino Robson (nee Harvey, formerly Hicks), at the age of 52. Wife of the Mark Robson and loved mother of Kim Hicks (Kyle Staunton) and Holly Robson, all of Picton. Loving grandmother of Reed and Raeghan and sister of Matty (Bev) Harvey of Bloomfield and Marie (Wally) Dunlop of Picton and the late Joseph. Predeceased by her parents Joseph and Philomene Harvey. Friends are invited to join with Nino's family at the Picton Elk's Hall lounge (downstairs) on Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 1pm in remembrance and celebration of her life. Spring interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery following cremation. Memorial donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. (cheques only, please). Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. 613-476-5571 www.hicksfuneralhome.ca FUNERAL HOME
The Picton Gazette Reginald Windatt
December 5, 1940 – March 24, 2014 Strengthened by his faith and surrounded by his family, Reginald Deagle Windatt “went home” on March 24, 2014 in his 74th year after a valiant battle with cancer. Loving husband of Sylvia (nee Gatehouse); terrific dad to Bonnie (Darren), Tara (Mike), Chris (Heather), Nathan (Samantha), and Ben. Proud poppy of 9 grandsons Caleb, Josiah, Micah, Wesley, Jared, Jason, Cameron, Evan & Andrew; and his favorite granddaughter Renae. Beloved brother to Dawn, Jean, Mary, John, Lynn, & Paul; predeceased by brothers Edwin, Charles & Alfred. His teasing will be missed by over 20 nieces and nephews. As a friend and mentor, Reg was known for his humor, hard work and community service: he served as trustee for the PEC Board of Education, municipal councillor for Hallowell township, board member at Sonrise Christian Academy and elder at First Baptist Church in Picton. He volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and built orphanages, medical clinics, schools and churches on mission trips to Honduras, Grenada, and Haiti with Global Christian Ministry Forum. He worked family fruit farms in Niagara and West Lake, apprenticed at General Motors, and taught technical courses at high schools across the province; finishing his career at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute. In “retirement” he worked in maintenance at Omni’s West Lake Terrace nursing home. His family will celebrate a fruitful life at a memorial service at First Baptist Church, 50 King St. in Picton at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday April 5th, 2014.; visitation at Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St. in Picton, on Friday April 4th from 6 to 8 p.m. Please share in Reg’s spirit of giving by making a donation to Sonrise Christian Academy (www.sonrisechristianacademy.com) or Savannah Farmers Cooperative (providing sus-tainable food sources in southern Sudan: www.calbombayministries.org), or extending a hand to anyone in need. No one has ever imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him. 1 Corinthians 2:9
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS
All claims against the estate of TADEUSZ MACZKA, late of the Town of Picton in the County of Prince Edward, who died on or about the 30th day of December, 2013, must be filed with the undersigned Estates Trustees on or before the 30th day of April, 2014; thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said estate having regard only to the claims then filed. DATED at Picton this 5th day of March, 2014. BARBARA CAMPBELL, Estate Trustee, by her Solicitors, HENDERSON WILLIAMS LLP, 199 Main Street, P.O. Box 1200, Picton, Ontario, K0K 2T0. Attn: Christopher D.L. Williams. 613-476-23241
is looking for full time workers. Candidates must have 10 years experience in • drywalling • framing • exterior finishing Send resume to email@example.com The HUB Child & Family Centre is Expanding
The Hub Child & Family Centre requires additional full time and part time staff to meet the needs of our growing organization.
We are currently seeking 2 full time Early Childhood Educators for our new licensed child care centre at MassassagaRednersville Public School. We are also seeking part time and casual staff to work in various Programs in Prince Edward County Full Time Early Childhood Educator Position Requirements: • ECE diploma & Member of the College of ECE’s in good standing essential • Minimum two years experience working with children • Current First Aid and CPR Certifications • An awareness of the E.L.E.C.T. Curriculum • Highly motivated, enthusiastic and responsible individual with strong leadership skills committed to the healthy development of children • Demonstrates a high level of oral and written communication skills • Criminal Reference Check for the vulnerable population is required Part Time & Casual Staff Requirements: • ECE diploma & Member of the College of ECE’s in good standing preferred • Minimum two years experience working with children • Current First Aid and CPR Certifications • An awareness of the E.L.E.C.T. Curriculum • Highly motivated, enthusiastic and responsible individual with strong leadership skills committed to the healthy development of children • Demonstrates a high level of oral and written communication skills • Criminal Reference Check for the vulnerable population is required Closing Date: April 11, 2014.
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INDUSTRIAL AUCTION 314 BENNETT ROAD, BOWMANVILLE, ON Wednesday, April 16th, 2014, 10:00 a.m. Selling the Machining, Welding, Fabricating and Plant Equipment of Atlantic Lifts Ltd. on site at 314 Bennett Rd. Bowmanville, Ontario (plant located at Bennett Rd., Exit 435. Just south of Hwy 401, 40 miles east of Toronto). Steelweld 4BH6 Shear (6ft- 1/4in.); WA Whitney Rockford Mod. 765-000 Shear (150 ton); Eldair 40 Ton Brake Press; Int. 8294B Horizontal Metal Band Saw; Imperial Sirco PA 24 (1979)582212ft. Machine Lathe; Kerry 13in. Swing Lathe Type 1324-3ft. Bed; Cincinnati 2ml Horizontal Milling Lathe 48in. Bed); Van Norman 22L Vertical/Horizontal Milling Lathe (42in. Bed); Baldor Power Punch; Rigid 535 Pipe Threader; Thermco 6105 Gas Mixer w/7130 Analyzer; Grove 6x4 Gas/Diesel Crane Truck (80 ft. Boom); Ford 6cyl. Gas Chipmore Chipper; Honda 400 EX Sportrax ATV; Tennant 528 Propane Floor Scrubber; Tennant 265 Propane Floor Sweeper; Antique Horse Buggy; Old VW Beetle/ Parts; Heff-T-Herman Scissor Lift; Blue Giant Stationary Scissor Lift; Roll Up Overhead Doors; Comp Air Broomwade 6000E Air Compressor; PlymoVent 6in. -85 ft. Duct System; Appx. 25 Mig, Arc, Gas Welders, w/Coolers & Wire Extensions (Miller, Canox, Lincoln ,Linde ,Hobart; Westinghouse)Welder Frame Stands w/Extensions; Appx 15 Fork Lift Stacker/Reach/Pallet Units; Some EE Rated 3000-10,000lb Cap. (Raymond ,Clark, Cat, Hyster, Yale, Crown, Allis); Forklift Chargers; Batteries; Staticon; Ferro Five; Powertronic; Exide; Vulcan (12v-14v); 8 Overhead Cranes & Runways (59ft-158ft.) from 500lb Cap to 11 Ton Cap, Webco, Demag, Munck, Richard Wilcox; Several Electric Chain Hoists (Lodestar, Jet, CM, 1-2 Ton); Enclosed 29ft x 42ft Paint Booth with Roll Up Doors, O/H Hoists, Filtered & Roof Exhaust; Quantities of Elevator Cable Wire; Control Panels; Power Packs; Cylinders; Tubing; Bar; Plate; Framework; Job Ends; Star 4 Truck Stops; Truck Dock Restraints; Control Panels; Dock Lights; 3 Concrete Bore Drills; Various Bits; Check the website for details Inspection Tuesday April 15th, 2014, 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m. Terms & Conditions: All Auction items are Deemed Surpus to the continued production needs of Atlantic Lifts due to relocation. All Items and Vehicles are Sold As Is and Where Is without Warranty Stated or Implied. For Bidder Registration I.D. required and $500.00, Refundable Deposit in Cash or Credit Card. 25% Deposit in cash or cc at time of Purchase and Balance in Certified Funds by 3:00 p.m. April 17th. Subject to additions and deletions. Owners and/ or Auctioneers not responsible for any loss, damage or injury in connection with this Auction. No Buyers Premium STAPLETON AUCTIONS 4532 Hwy # 2, Newtonville, ON, L0A 1J0 905.786.2244 www.stapletonauctions.com
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Consignment Sale 6:30pm Viewing 5:00pm 662 Cty. Rd. #12. 3.5 kms southwest of Bloomfield at Koopmans Auction Centre Collection of wooden soldiers of Britain and Canada 1867 to present day, Antique Mr and Mrs. Wicker chairs, white wicker patio or sunroom set, Mennonite made Oak Table with 10 chairs, matching buffet hutch and sideboard Excellent condition, dressers, bar stools, lawn ornaments, Antique chests and wooden boxes, Antique Beatty wash tub, Heirloom cedar chest, Victorian lamps, Coleman lanterns, Antique gingerbread and mantle clocks, Tea wagon, Smokers table, quantity of Antique tools and hardware, corner china cabinet, suncast deck box, matching couch and loveseat, treadmill, dumpcart for lawn tractor, Fisher woodstove, Craftsman 15hp 42"cut lawn tractor with rear bagger attachment, 16ft Fiberglas canoe, Husquavarna snowblower ( used 3 times, like new), Top Dawg Industrial Hotdog Roller. . See website www.koopmansauctionservices.com 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 11:00 AM AUCTION SALE - ESTATE OF MARY SPENCER 216 ROBINSON STREET, NAPANEE, ONTARIO. Corner of Graham Street West and Robinson Streetvicinity of Napanee High School. Gibbard walnut dining room suite with table, 6 chairs, china cabinet and sideboard; Antique table top Thomas Edison cylinder playing gramophone with tin horn- incomplete, antique cylinder playing Graphophone TypeB # 118973, antique upholstered nursing rocker, antique parlour chairs, antique walnut side tables, 1940’s 4 piece walnut bedroom suite, cedar chest, antique bamboo book shelves, Hammond double keyboard organ, chesterfield, antique wicker arm chair, bed chesterfield, antique Waltham pocket watch, vintage Scott Atwater toy outboard, Mamod toy steam engine and tools, oil lamps, 3 gal crock, vintage Napanee post cards, antique fire extinguisher, Royal Winton china pieces, costume jewelry, Carnival glass, Depression glass, silver plate, oil paintings, snowshoes, antique trunk, vintage 4” jointer, tools, hardware, garden tools, 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. sullivanauctions.com for photos
AT 5:00 P.M. AUCTION SALE - DOUG JARRELL SALES ARENA, BELLEVILLE Woods apt. chest freezer, kitchen table/3 leaves, 4 chairs & matching china cabinet, chesterfield & loveseat, coffee & end tables, sofa table, king size bed/ pillow top mattress, 5 drawer chest, 3 drawer chest, dresser, night table, 2 pedestal lamp, computer desk & chair, walnut cedar lined chest, antique parlour chair, smoked glass TV stand, upholstered chair, large qty. of glass & china including cups & saucers, figurines, stemware, brass lamps, qty. of silver plate, RCA TV, CD/ radio sound system & numerous other pieces. See my web site for detailed list & photos. AUCTIONEERS: DOUG JARRELL & BEN TREVERTON 613-969-1033 www.dougjarrellauctions.com
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AT 10:00 A.M. ON SITE AUCTION SALE - FARM MACHINERY & LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT FOR DONALEA FARMS, BRIGHTON, ONT. Directions: The sale is being held at 1182 Carman Road. From Hwy. 401 take Wooler Road (exit 522) north to Murray St. Turn west & follow it to 2 kms. to Carman Road. Follow it to the sale site at 1182 or from 401 at Brighton exit 509 take Hwy. 30 north 3 kms. to Carman Rd. Turn east & follow to 1182. Donalea Farms have ceased the dairy business and are selling equipment surplus to their farming needs. Ford 9700 tractor/ cab & duals, double remotes, dual power, 5600 hrs. new clutch in 2013 (excellent shape), Ford 7710 series II 4wd tractor/ cab & Alo Quicke 450 loader, 2 sets of remotes, 6250 hrs., Case IH 800 4 row 36” adjustable corn planter/ insecticide units, New Holland 56 5 bar side delivery rake, NH 155 single axle manure spreader/ end gate & top beater (ex.), Hardi trail type field sprayer/ poly tank & dual piston diaphragm pump/ 45 ft. boom/foam markers, NH 824 36 inch cornhead (will fit 770/782 & 900), 3 pth 50 inch snowblower, 27 head self locking feeder wagon (excellent), Trenton Machine Tool feeder wagon, Used wagon tires 425/22.5, Row crop cultivator teeth, used cultivator harrows, 4 ton steel hopper bottom bin, 2 - 2 ton poly hopper bottom feed tanks, Assortment of feed augers, SVOB pipe frame elevators/ motors, round bale feeder, qty. of farm gates, tractor chains, Homemade stock trailer (sells as is), Nasco breeding wheel, Alfa-Laval feed car with magnets, parts car & assorted parts, electric silo car/ charger, Patz 98B silo unloader, Patz silage cart, small animal portable scales, Ritchie heated water bowls, Delaval 76 vacuum pump & tank, 2” milk receiver jar & pump level control/ 3” trap, pipeline wash unit/milker rack, bulk tank washer panel/ pump, Milk house supplies, 4 Delaval “superflow” milker units, 50/50 electric pulsators, double electric stall cocks, Berg stable cleaner drive unit, Delaval water bowls & new parts, stall clamps & hardware, stable supplies, 2” stainless pipe, pig & poultry feeders, clippers, Electric & gas pressure washers, 60 gallon oil fired hot water heater (leaks), oil fired boiler for parts, assortment of hardwood lumber, approx. 100 bales of wheat straw 3’x3’x6’ long, Homemade 2 pig barbeque roaster. Bluefin 18 ft. aluminum boat/Mercury 80 H.P. outboard motor & trailer (sells with a reserve). Numerous other farm smalls. In the case of bad weather the majority of this sale will be sold under cover. This is a sale of well maintained farm machinery. See my web site for detailed list & photos. AUCTIONEERS: DOUG JARRELL & BEN TREVERTON 613-969-1033 www.dougjarrellauctions.com Terms: Cash, Debit, Visa, MC or Cheque/ID Lunch available Owners and/or auctioneers not responsible for accident sale day.
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AT 9:00 A.M. DOUG JARRELL SALES ARENA, BELLEVILLE ANNUAL GOOD FRIDAY TOOL & FARM MACHINERY AUCTION SALE DIRECTIONS: From Hwy. 401 at Belleville take Hwy. 37 (Exit 544) north 2 kms. to Casey Road. Turn right and follow 6 kms. to 1146 Casey Road. 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 1984 Ford 800 series truck/ RBD radial boom with attached auger for drilling pole holes, 10" & 12" augers, a 14" drum with carbide teeth for coring in limestone to a depth of 8 Ft. It has upper controls/ a single man bucket. Case 580 4wd backhoe/ extenda-hoe,Wayne wood chipper run by a Ford gas engine (approx 1000hrs on this engine) has a 10" throat & can chip brush up to 6 inches, Massey industrial tractor/loader, David Brown 880 2wd tractor, International 30 ft. vibrashank cultivator/spring harrows, MF 33 seed drill/ grass box, Turnco cultipacker, Ferguson side delivery rake, MF # 12 small square baler/ thrower, NH # 273 small square baler, 2 175 bushel gravity grain wagons on 6 ton running gear, flat bottom hay wagon, Dump trailer/ 6 ton axles safetied, CDT-3T 3 tonne hydraulic dump tandem axle trailer, Walco 3pth 7 ft. finishing mower, 60 Ft. round pen (as new), Bobcat 8' snow blade with hydraulic angle (skid steer q/a), HLA log grapple (skid steer q/a), rock forks (skid steer q/a), brush brute (skid steer q/a), 3 pth 6 ft. scraper blade, tilting double ski-doo trailer, 2 wheel garden trailer, livestock mineral feeders & water troughs, Small cattle chute/ headgate with floor, 5 rectangular poly calf hutches & 1 round hutch, antique pump jack, well pump, Antique "The Vessot” grain grinder, aluminum truck tool box, Craftsman 5H.P. 17” rear tine tiller, Craftsman 1350 series 27” snowblower, White 12 H.P. 42 inch cut riding mower, White 18 H.P. 42 inch cut riding mower, Craftsman 17 H.P. 42 inch cut riding lawnmower, push mowers, lawnsweeper, John Deere straight shaft weedeater, Coleman air compressor, grass seed, double cut red clover seed, large qty. of shop & power tools. We are now accepting your consignments for this sale. Consign early to take advantage of advertising. Watch website for pictures & updated listing as items are consigned. AUCTIONEERS: DOUG JARRELL & BEN TREVERTON 613-969-1033 www.dougjarrellauctions.com
The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
Part-time county residents involved in petroglyph discovery in St. Lucia Couple looks to learn more about ancient carvings in South and Central America, who carved them and what they mean AdAm BRAmBuRgeR
Roger Stanley and Penny Steimer have owned a vacation property on East Lake and visited the Sandbanks for more than 30 years. Since 2007, however, the Scarborough-based couple has been looking to other rarely seen wonders to satisfy their sense of adventure and curiosity. That year, while travelling along a river system in Guyana, they discovered petroglyphs — carved illustrations in rock that date back thousands of years. Stanley notes he was hooked almost immediately on the mystery of the ancient carvings that few people can really explain. “There is still a lot to learn about what these ancient remains mean,” he said. “What were the messages or inscriptions telling us?” Who were these ancient people that went to great lengths to depict themselves and their way of life all those years ago?” Though they’ve travelled through much of South America and the West Indies since, documenting several of the known petroglyphs, Steimer said the answers are still mainly mysteries. “Nobody can give us answers why they’re there. The younger generation has no idea about them and the older generation just says it comes from our ancestors long ago.” One theory is that of some kind of alien encounters and it gains popularity by the fact that many of the petroglyphs feature individuals with big heads. “I call them astronauts,” Steimer jokes. There also seems to be some question about how the carvings were made in rock as in most instances, no tools were left behind. Further, it’s unlikely that there are many links to the generations that made the carvings as in colonial times, the European influence generally killed off many of the natives of the islands in question. Steimer says she wonders if the carvings may be spiritual as she said it feels as if a calmness comes over you when you observe the ancient carvings in person. Last Christmas Eve, Stanley had a one-of-a-kind experience as he actually uncovered a petroglyph on the island of St. Lucia. In two previous visits, he had seen many of the known petroglyphs on the island, but found himself intrigued by the story of a local fisherman that said he knew of a carving that he passed by as a child. Stanley befriended the man, known as Lita to the locals, and while vacationing at Beau Estate (one of the estates left over from French colonial days) near the village of Soufriere between two Pitons — a pair of volcanic mountains — in a UNESCO-designated world heritage site. He soon convinced the man to take him to show him the site where he believed the rare gem might be hidden. The two men and a hired worker with a shovel and pick axe took a boat across the harbour and just as the
beach line gave way to the jungle on public land, they started to dig where Lita suggested. Within about two hours, they unveiled a carving depicting four human-like figures possibly parents and children with what Stanley described as a herat inside each figure. Upon the discovery, Stanley contacted the National Trust of St. Lucia and arranged a dinner meeting with one of its directors, Bishnu Tulsie, to explain his findings. The men traded information and Stanley gave Bishnu the co-ordinates for several petroglyph sites that he knew about. Bishnu told Stanley and Steimer that St. Lucia is quite dependent on tourism as an industry and expressed gratitude for their efforts working there. “We thank you for your great effort in helping us to preserve our history,” he said. “We will be looking into logging this site for future protection and for prevention from development.” Stanley said that in his experience, many of the ancient petroglyphs he had visited came in groups of four, so he said he’s hopeful there will be more discoveries made near his. He said he’d like to continue to explore artifacts and try to seek an explanation for what he is seeing. Above all, he said, he’s hoping to see the site in St. Lucia protected so that future generations may learn about and enjoy their own heritage. “My interest in petroglyphs and ancient carvings
ChRistmAs disCoveRy Roger Stanley discovered this petroglyph in St. Lucia, just off the Caribbean Sea. He befriended a fisherman, Lita, who remembered seeing it when he was young and worked with a small crew to unearth the depiction of four figures. The carving is one Stanley and Penny Steimer have seen in their travels. (Submitted photo)
in South and Central America has only grown over the years and it is my hope that each and every petroglyph, existing or newly discovered, is protected for future generations and peoples.” Besides a risk of development, he said there is also risk of damage from mining, industrial exploration, or environmental damage. It is also a concern that outside interests may exploit the sites. “Some of these countries, alas, have poor economies and are open to the threats of the west or other wealthier counterparts,” he said. “This has to stop and I will do everything I can to make people, governments, and authorities aware of what endangers some of these ancient sites.”
Stanley indicates he is also looking into creating some interactive mapping tools to help preserve and keep track of the findings as well as looking into interviews with historians and archeologists to help explain the mystery. Stanley said he believes more petroglyphs are waiting to be discovered in locations all around the world, not just in Caribbean and Southern American countries he is exploring. He notes that those who are interested in the carvings don’t even have to travel far to learn more. The Petroglyphs Provincial Park north of Peterborough has a large collection of petroglyphs, many linked to Canadian First Nations communities.
seeking histoRy Roger Stanley and Penny Steimer have had a property on East Lake for over 30 years. Since 2007, they’ve been travelling around the Americas looking for petroglyphs. (Submitted photo)
The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
Museum committee changes on horizon Chad ibbotson
remuneration This table, provided by Prince Edward County shows the total compensation the municipality paid its members of council in terms of remuneration, mileage, travel, and other expenses in 2013. (Prince Edward County)
County releases council’s earnings for 2013
Prince Edward County paid its politicians a total of $357,401 in 2013. Excluding travel expenses and committee and board remuneration, the number drops to a total of $309,637. Each of the county's 15 councillors were paid $18,214 in 2013 while the mayor received exactly double that amount at $36,428. The numbers were received in a report from the corporate services and finance department that
was presented at last week's committee-of-thewhole meeting. In comparison with Belleville, both Prince Edward County councillors and the mayor are paid less, but the total complement costs more. Belleville paid $27,189 to each of its eight councillors and $82,169 to the mayor for a total of $299,681 in 2013 excluding mileage and committee and board remuneration. The 2014 Quinte West operating
budget includes $407,000 for the mayor and council. -Chad Ibbotson, staff
Updates to the municipality's museum governance policy and the museum advisory committee's terms of reference could soon come into effect. The changes were approved at last week's committee-of-the-whole meeting and will move on to council for adoption at their April 8 meeting. A report from the community development commission presented to committee of the whole last week says the changes to both the governance policy and terms of reference are modest and the documents have essentially been rewritten to clarify information. Changes to the governance policy included reference to the community development department post-realignment of museum operations in 2012. The policy has also been changed to remove extensive references to the museum advisory committee other than to mention the committee's advisory role
for Prince Edward County council. The museum advisory committee's terms of reference have been altered to include alternates in the absence of museum and historical society representatives at meetings. The vice-chairperson position on the museum advisory committee has been replaced by a co-chairperson. There is also an adjustment of terms for the two elected officers, chairperson, and co-chairperson and a reduction of regular meeting to eight per year. The report says says the Ontario Ministry of
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SPRING COUNTYLICOUS Hiking to Help From left, Barbara Boos, Melissa Dunnett, Judy Fraser, Nancy Parks, Birgit Langwisch, and Tristan Treasure encourage participants to sign up for the third annual Prince Edward Hike For H ospice fundraiser May 6. The event will help support the residential hospice centre at 40 Downes Avenue. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)
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4 bedroom raised bungalow, excellent location, Glenora Rd, minutes from Picton, area of fine homes. 2 bedrooms & 2 baths up, 2 bedrooms & full bath down, great for family or easily converted into living quarters with in-law suite. Open concept main level, large sunny windows, over-sized kitchen area. Lower level: 2 bedrooms, rec room, fireplace, patio door, 2 piece bath/laundry area. 1.5 car attached garage, separate entrance. Huge potential. Must be seen! $229,000 mLs 2137519
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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 call mArk GArdiner, sales rep office: 613-476-2700 cell:613-391-5588 firstname.lastname@example.org
hiGhLY VisiBLe $549,000 Truly one of a kind! c1880 2 storey brick home with over 3,000 sq ft of living space. Full of character - gracious dining room with library, large moldings, high ceilings, wide floor boards, but with all the amenities of modern living. Come and see for yourself. mLs®2135971
call eLiZABeth cromBie, sales representative 613-476-2700 or toll free 1-877-476-0096 www.pictonhomes.com
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 $289,900 mLs 2136635
QuAint & chArminG $285,000 Historic commercial shop on Main Street, Bloomfield. Excellent retail location in centre of artisan village. Zoning CL-4 which allows a number of possibilities. Stuccoed over triple brick construction. Renovated upper self contained unit includes new bathroom, granite counters in kitchen, new carpeting and includes stainless steel appliances. Private back yard. mLs®2141636/646
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Enjoy 94 acres of cleared land and bush on a quiet country road overlooking wetlands. Approximately 60 acres is cleared with the remaining 34 acres hardwood/softwood bush. With over 1500` of road frontage, severances `may` be possible. This property enjoys an abundance of waterfowl, deer, turkeys, etc. A great piece of property for new home construction, recreational activities, hunting or farming. $199,000 mLs 2137075
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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 herB pLiwischkies, sales rep
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302 mAin st. BLoomfieLd Circa 1890. Spacious 5 bedroom home, bathroom on main & second level. Third floor loft ready to be finished. $329,000 mLs# 2141368
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7 BArker st. picton Well maintained 2 bedroom bungalow, newer kitchen, gas fireplace, private deck on a lovely fenced lot. $172,500 mLs# 2140270 christine & coLin henden, Broker & sales rep tel: 613-922-2251 www.christinehenden.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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deeded wAter Access 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 herB pLiwischkies, sales rep
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On the 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
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Winterized log cottage nestled on the shore of Smiths Bay, looking down the bay to Waupoos Is. 10 mins. to Picton and a few minutes to the Black River Cheese factory. Totally renovated and upgraded. Woodstoves on both levels, 3 season verandah, large decks, outdoor shower. Bunkie. $548,000 mLs 2137416 call GAiL forcht, Broker office: 613-471-1708 cell: 613-961-9587 www.homeinthecounty.com
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Prince Edward County Realty Inc. Brokerage 98 main street, picton, on 613-476-700
www.172mAin401.com Enjoy the security of condo living in this upgraded condominium, located in a historic building walk in seconds to all the amenities downtown Picton has to offer. Spacious living room/dining room/kitchen with plenty of windows to allow an abundance of natural light & air flow. Master bedroom, 2nd bedroom, 2 bathrooms & loft area. Parking and storage unit included. Elevator access. Condo fees include water/sewer and convenient chute for easy garbage removal. Situated on the forth floor, enjoy a north/westerly view of Downtown & Elizabeth Street. Immediate possession available. Ideal RENTAL property. Don`t Drive? Rent the parking space. $215,000 mLs 2141809
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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
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Darlene Eldridge** Lot to be severed only minutes to Picton and Sandbanks Provincial Park. Features 2 acres on a quiet road with a pastoral view. Hydro runs by the lot, a drilled well will be installed, and the lot will be fenced. This is a great location for a new home or cottage retreat! $54,900 MLS 2140009
Maintenance free home in the middle of the Village. Finished basement except for flooring & trim, new breaker panel with new wiring in basement, new studding & insulation, dry walled & painted, plumbing replaced with plastic drain & press lines, High Eff. gas furnace 1 1/2 yr old. Utilities/taxes carry for less than $450/month. $200,000 MLS 2141559
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
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
Colin Henden* Christine Henden** 613-922-2251 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL BUILDING Centrally located and highly visible on County Rd 1 on 2.2 acres surrounded by farmland. 3,500 sq.ft. building, insulated, well & septic. Phase 2 Environmental Complete. $329,000 MLS 2136995
Cheryl Griese** 613-921-1311
12 ORTONA CRESCENT, hALLOWELL WARD $151,900 MLS 2137293
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
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
57 LAKEBREEZE COURT – LOCATION, LOCATION! Fabulous quality built home with open dining room, kitchen and family room with vaulted ceilings and a cozy gas fireplace. Large master suite with walk-in closet and 3 pc ensuite. Great sized recroom with large above-grade windows for a bright and open lower level which also includes an additional bedroom with walk-in closet and a 2 pc bath. $295,000 MLS 2140341
Marc Ouellette* Colleen Green*
42 OWEN ST 2 storey home, area of newer executive style homes in Picton. Backs onto green space, lots of privacy on the deck and back yard. 3 bedrooms, 2nd level laundry, walk-in closets in every room. Open concept main level, kitchen, dining area, great room. Bathrooms: 4 pc lower level, 2 pc main level, 3 pc ensuite off master bedroom, 4 pc on 2nd floor. Finished lower level, rec room, den, utility room. Built in 2008, paved drive, 200 amp electric service. $349,000 MLS 2140353
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
pICTON SpLIT LEvEL GREAT CURB AppEAL 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
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
Stunning 3.7 Acre waterfront building lot on Lake Ontario. Build your dream home on this private lot located just 5 mins west of Wellington and 25 mins south of the 401. $300,000 MLS 2141600
Wow! Only $449,000 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 frontage or on the 96.5 acre parcel that has beautiful elevated water views. $399,000 MLS 2141480
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
Kristen Rutgers* BLOOMFIELD BEAUTy! 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
Colin Henden* Christine Henden** 613-922-2251 ROSEMARy COURT in pICTON. Are you ready to let someone else looks after snow clearing & grass cutting? Then consider this gorgeous home - offers main floor living plus a fully finished walk-out basement. Move-in ready. $279,000 MLS 2141048
Colin Henden* Christine Henden** 613-922-2251 CIRCA 1890 - CLASSIC RED BRICK – Situated on Jane St. in Picton’s popular neighbourhood of century homes. Extra large lot with lovely mature gardens, garage & original storage barn. Absolutely charming home with lots of original character and many updates. $329,000 MLS#2141455
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
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Cheryl Griese** 613-921-1311
11 BRADLEy CROSSROADS, N. MARySBURGh $449,900 MLS 2140362
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
LAKE ONTARIO WATERvIEW 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
Marc Ouellette* Colleen Green*
662 COUNTy ROAD 7 5 year old 3 bedroom home, ensuite baths with every bedroom, vaulted ceilings in Great Room, custom kitchen with granite counters & quality stainless steel built-ins all designed for the lover of cooking & entertaining. Breakfast nook off kitchen has window seats beneath generous windows and the formal dining area are perfect for intimate dinners or lavish entertaining. $635,000 MLS 2136451
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
Colin Henden* Christine Henden** 613-922-2251
ARE yOU A FOODIE LOOKING FOR A NEW ChALLENGE? The Tall Poppy Cafe in Wellington’s downtown, is offered for sale along with its building, rented commercial unit & furnished suite ideal for vacation rentals. Call us today for more details on this exceptional business opportunity. MLS 2140531
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
Veronica Norton* Exceptionally private beautiful log home facing south looking over your very private 550 ft. beach on Lake Ontario. The large balcony allows for great views and entertaining. This 65 acre parcel allows you to roam & view local wildlife on your own property. $1,250,000 MLS 2141190
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Bloomfield Beauty Many Updates $249,000 MLS 2140158
McCauley Village semi $112,000 MLS 2140315
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Picton Century Home $254,900 MLS 2141216
Talbot Split level $240,000 MLS 2141237
Muscote Bay Building Lot 5 acres $159,000 MLS 2140081
Great Cottage Muscote Bay $189,000 MLS 2140098
Elmbrook Road 20 Acr $60,000 MLS 2140096 Prime Development Land Consecon $159,000 MLS 2140431
Farnsworth Construction 10.3 Acres $329,000 MLS 2140566
4 Plex Belleville $349,000 MLS 2137216
Goodman Cresc. Cottage Water Access $199,000 MLS 2136393
No Money Down No Problem Call Herb for details $104,000 MLS 2136763
249 Fry Road Bungalow 3000+ Living space $349,000 MLS 2136616
Majestic Waterviews Wellington $499,999 MLS 2140859
East Lake Waterfront $329,000 MLS 2131863
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995 County Rd. 3 (Rednersville Rd.)
Bright 3 bedroom bungalow on 1.44 acres. Minutes from the Bay Bridge with a view of the Bay of Quinte. Open concept kitchen – living room with newer hardwood floors. Updates include: windows, eaves troughs, deck, furnace, septic and shingles. Sellers would consider a trade for a Picton house. Great value, come and see today! $249,900. MLS# 2141703
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COUNTRY HOME & 68 ACRES Pastoral Views surround this spacious 4BR side split PLUS 68x25 ft outbuilding with acreage to farm, just minutes from Sandbanks beaches and Picton 45 Brummell Rd $428,900
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Mitchells Crossroad $339,000 MLS 2140648
Redgate Subdivision Lots 70K-135K MLS 2140224
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$389,000 Enjoy this spacious open concept home on quiet road in South Bay. Most of the rooms have a lovely view overlooking the property and the bay. Sunny bright kitchen has lots of counter space and cupboards. Spacious family room on lower level opens onto patio overlooking beautiful gardens. MLS ®2131019
$359,000 Move in and enjoy the quiet country living in this 3 bedroom bungalow. Enjoy the spacious LR/DR with woodstove insert fireplace, wall to wall windows with breathtaking views overlooking the bays and open concept living space. Large deck on water side. Double garage. New roof just put on! MLS® 2135548
$429,000 Enjoy this lovely year round home on level lot, excellent fishing and nature at its best! Close to Sandbanks Provincial Park. Maintenance free exterior, cozy woodstove and propane fireplace. Large deck with gazebo overlooking West Lake - perfect for entertaining and enjoying life. MLS®2140870
104 Main Street, Picton
613.476.2700 or toll free 1.877.476.0096 Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9-5
$845,000 Elegant country waterfront living with perennial gardens and stone walls. A renovated farm house circa 1860 with 450 ft of shoreline with dock on the Bay of Quinte. Limestone patio overlooks 12 acres of beautiful views in all directions. An excellent property for the family who enjoys boating, fishing and swimming. MLS 2133542
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COMMERCIAL BUSINESS FOR SALE
$449,000 Well established restaurant with rental unit or living quarters above. Chattels are included in price. Lots of parking - highly visible location with entrance on 2 highways next to busy convenience store. Great kitchen and bright friendly dining area and outdoor patio. Terrific potential for expansion of hours and menu. MLS®2134469
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SOUTH BAY WATERFRONT
$489,000 Four season home or cottage on approx. 350 ft of waterfront on point in South Bay. 2 separate living units - one with the great room, kitchen, screened in porch, full bath & master bedroom and the other with 3 bedrooms & full bath. Designed to connect if future owner so desires. MLS®2135999
THIS RED BRICK HOUSE
$549,000 This red brick house sits on a prominent knoll overlooking the marshlands of Muscote Bay. It was built in 1800's on a farm that was one of the County's top hop producer. The surrounding land was severed and is still worked. Renovation was done being respectful of modern architecture but keeping the farmhouse feel. A gracious home to welcome family and entertain friends. MLS®2126234 *Independently owned & operated
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Charming 2 Bdrm Home. Great Picton neighbourhood. Garage, Deck & New Gas Furnace. $164,000 2141701 Call The Youngs (613) 476-2100
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Very affordable 2 bedroom, 2 bath, one floor living. Large open deck with sliding glass doors. $99,900 MLS 2136776 Steve Sensenstein
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage* 102 Main St., Picton
260 ft water frontage on Roblin Lake. Basement walkout, 3 baths, 3 car garage. $575,000 MLS 2141169 Directions: Ameliasburg village #419. Host: Lionel Botly 613-849-0660
Water access and residence beach nearby Excellent boating & fishing. Cul-de-sac location. $41,000 MLS 2135638 Call Carol Brough to view
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Carefully renovated and fully updated. 3 large bedrooms, 2 full baths. $324,500 MLS 2140244 To view call Hugh Jackson or Tracey Dickson
Century farm house with many upgrades. Covered porch. Quiet road minutes to Sandbanks & Pt Petre . $289,900 2132468 Call The Young's (613) 476-2100
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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
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$359,000 Lovely location for this 2 storey family home on quiet crescent in older subdivision in Picton. Spacious sunfilled rooms with natural gas fireplace in the family room/kitchen. Features 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, full partly finished basement and attached double garage with inside entry. Green space right beside for extra privacy. A perfect home for you and your growing family. MLS®2140685
Close to Hospital & Yacht Club. 3 bedroom home. Fenced yard, 18 x 12 separate garage, ample storage space. New vinyl siding. $149,900 MLS 2140409 Marty Martel/Paul Gentile
7 yr old Hilden Home. Open concept main level. Minutes to Picton & Beaches. $239,900 2140769 Call The Young's (613) 476-2100
Spacious One Level Living, view of Lake Ontario *2 Bedrooms&2 Bathrooms. 2 Car Garage. $279,000 2140289 Call The Young's (613) 476-2100
62 ACRES ON 3877 BLESSINGTON RD
40 acres workable M.O.L. Level fields for cultivation, stream, cedar woods, 3 outbuildings. $189,900 MLS 2135917 Call Joy Humphrey 613-849-5999
ONE OF PICTON’S FINEST NEIGHBOURHOODS W G NE TIN S LI
3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, hardwood floors. Carport, large yard, walk to downtown. $299,000 MLS 2141683 To view call Tracey Dickson or Hugh Jackson
CLASSIC TURN OF THE CENTURY HOME
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
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SHARON ARMITAGE Broker of Record
Real Estate Inc. (613) Brokerage
287 Main St. Wellington, Ontario, K0K 3L0 • Fax 399-2140 email@example.com www.quinteisle.com SHARON ARMITAGE, OWNER/BROKER OF RECORD *Member of the Quinte and District Real Estate Board Inc.
TO PLACE ADS OR FLYERS IN 1 OR IN ALL 23 COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS, CONTACT YOUR AD REP TODAY! 613-476-3201 (Picton) 613-354-6641 (Napanee) 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
COUNTY RD 1 200 ac farm with 1847 4 bedrm stone home and 2 bedrm bungalow as well as 2 LD SO , LD SOLD, SO metal buildings. Stone home has living rm, dining rm, country kitchen, 3 pc & 4 pc bath. Main floor bedrm. Needs some work but lots of original character. Bungalow has been renovated and updated. MLS 2141645
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
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
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
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
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
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
VILLAGE OR WELLINGTON Niles St. Great lot backing onto creek. Mature trees and close to all amenities. Walkable to beach and schools. Municipal services are available. Asking $68,500 MLS® 2134613
LARGE BUILDING LOT In village of Wellington. Water 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
SHARON ARMITAGE Broker of Record
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Regulation of home inspection industry needed, say Ontario Realtors
Currently in Ontario, anyone can call themselves a home inspector. This could pose a problem for Ontarians who might base their decision to buy or sell a home on information they receive from an unregulated, unlicensed home inspector. “Home inspectors play an important role in the home buying and selling process,” says Phil Dorner, president of the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA). “Professionals with this much influence should be licensed and have
proper training to ensure consumers receive a consistent and standardized service.” The Ontario Real Estate Association is working with the Ministry of Consumer Services to improve consumer protection in the real estate marketplace by encouraging efforts to regulate the home inspection industry. In August 2013, the Minister of Consumer Services, the Honourable Tracy MacCharles, asked a volunteer panel of experts to review home inspector qualifications in
Ontario. The panel, comprised of members from home inspection associations, consumer advocates and real estate industry representatives, developed a report with 35 recommendations for the home inspection industry. “One of our main recommendations is to establish parameters for licensing the industry,” says Johnmark Roberts, the panel’s Realtor representative. “Regulating the industry will help ensure homebuyers and sellers receive reliable, informative and professional
advice when making one of the largest decisions of their lives.” Unlike home inspectors, Ontario REALTORS® are regulated under the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA). REBBA is administered by the Real Estate Council of Ontario. “Realtors are regulated professionals with a duty to provide accurate information to our clients,” says Dorner. “We are subject to strict standards of client care, which were designed to deter un-
ethical behaviour in the real estate marketplace. We hope to accomplish the same in the home inspection industry.” The panel's report and any public feedback the ministry receives will guide the government as it considers whether to bring forward legislation to establish qualifications for home inspectors. This article is provided by local REALTORS® and the Ontario Real Estate Association for the benefit of consumers T in the real estate market.
Recently renovated and loaded with upgrades–a must see! Fully re-designed to an open concept floor plan kitchen/dining area and living room, 4pc bath, 2 updated bedrooms, reconfigured mudroom and laundry area. On a quiet street close to shops, schools and more! $199,000 MLS 2141009 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader* www.robandkate.com
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 newlybuilt properties. $274,000 MLS 2141612 Gruer/Simone/Klingenberg www.samsimone.com
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* www.monicaklingenberg.com
Big, bright, happy family home, terrific downtown location. 4 bedrms, family room, 2 staircases, wonderful natural light. Added bonus: fully insulated studio in the carriage house, great space for art, yoga or home office. Balcony off master bedroom. Beautiful private lot, big veranda for summer entertaining. Great property! $359,000 MLS 2141611 Gruer/Simone/Klingenberg www.monicaklingenberg.com
Century home, steps to downtown Picton. Generous room sizes, eat-in kitchen, dining room with pressed tin ceiling. Hardwood floors, verandah, detached garage. Private back garden, perennials, deck. Master bedroom, ensuite, walk-in closet/dressing room. Designed for home-based office, B&B or in-law potential. Park nearby. $384,500 MLS 2141079 Gail Forcht** www.homeinthecounty.com
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.
Hidden gem in Bloomfield, steps from shops and cafes of Main Street! Appealing Victorian, generous landscaped lot near the millpond. Expansive main floor, eat-in kitchen, large family room, exquisitely-detailed reception rooms. 2 bedrooms with added closet space. Perfect home for a couple! $295,000 MLS 2135967 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg* www.samsimone.com
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Two-acre lot in South Bay. This lot has two road frontages and overlooks the Mariner's Park. Situated conveniently in the charming community of South Bay, minutes to Milford, local wineries and renowned Prince Edward Point Wildlife Reserve. $63,000 MLS 2137065 Liz Jones* www.realestatepicton.com
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$359,000 MLS 2140246 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader* www.robandkate.com
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Amazing space in a great Picton neighbourhood close to schools, parks & yacht club. Very large lot, great two-storey carriage house plus single garage. House has 5 bedrms including one on the main floor, 2 full baths, main floor laundry, large storage area at rear of main floor. Amazing natural light throughout! $345,000 MLS 2141742 Gruer/Simone/Klingenberg www.lauriegruer.com
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This highly efficient insulated concrete form solar heated structure is priced to sell. A perfect full-time residence or pied-de-terre in the heart of Prince Edward County. 1700 sq ft, 2+1 bdrm, 4 bathrm, elevator, premium finishings/fixtures/appliances. Luxury living awaits you in this $449,000 MLS 2134267 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg* eco-condo! $450,000 MLS 2137324 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader* www.lauriegruer.com www.robandkate.com
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** www.homeinthecounty.com
125+ ft sandy waterfront. Home features floor-to-ceiling windows on 2.2 ac. Great room, cathedral ceiling, loft master bedroom. 2 bedrooms on main level. Finished lower level, 10` ceilings. Insulated & heated bunkie with a belvedere. Deck, propane BBQ hookup, hot tub. Sheltered cove, sandbar, private beach. $487,000 MLS 2140023 Gail Forcht** www.homeinthecounty.com
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20 ac of great vistas just minutes from Picton! Stunning executive home ideal for large family or multiple generations. 5 bedrms with ensuites, state-of-the-art mechanicals, wonderful natural light. This house takes full advantage of rolling terrain & open fields. Lower level could work well as separate suite. $510,000 MLS 2141766 Gruer/Simone/Klingenberg www.samsimone.com
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*
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Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage
Monica Klingenberg Peter Lynch Sales Representative
Catherine Deluce Chair & Founder
Rob Plomer Sales Representative
Richard Stewart LLB
Vise President Legal Counsel Sales Representative
Exciting design right on the Adolphus Reach! Recreated to take full advantage of the waterfront and sunlight this sophisticated home offers great volumes of space, indoor spa pool and 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 Gruer/Simone/Klingenberg www.monicaklingenberg.com
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