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Picton's Market Lane could soon feature some added accessible parking spaces. Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association president and board chair Margaret Werkhoven, along with director Barbara Proctor, asked councillors for their support of two additional accessible parking spaces behind 74 King St. during last week's committee-ofthe-whole meeting. Werkhoven said the association brought the request to the municipality's traffic committee in mid November, where it was referred to the municipality's accessibility advisory committee for comment. Engineering, development and works commissioner Robert McAuley said the accessibility advisory committee met and provided their comments prior to the Nov. 24 committee-of-the-whole meeting. He said he expects the amending bylaw and recommendation to come before council at their Dec. 20 regular meeting.

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The familiar face of Father Christmas brought some festive joy to Picton’s newly re-opened Main Street on Sunday. Creative displays, candy canes and warm weather were a few of the highlights to this year’s Picton Santa Claus Parade.(Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

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Auxiliary’s Festival of Trees raises $32,000 for endoscopy equipment Attendance climbs as many families kick off their holiday season by visiting Isaiah Tubbs to enjoy decorative trees and other auction items CHAD IBBOTSON STAFF WRITER

It was a banner year for the Prince Edward County Festival of Trees. The annual Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary fundraiser raised approximately $32,000 this year with about 195 trees and other items up for bid. Chair Jack Starkey said the 2016 edition of Festival of Trees surpassed 2015 in most categories. He said attendance was up over last year at least in part because

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“They did as well as they possibly could, so I'm very pleased with the way things went,” he said. Each of the trees available during the silent auction were purchased and decorated by local businesses and individuals. Other items, including gift cards, furniture and local food and drink are regularly donated and were available to be bid on as well this year. While Starkey said the auxiliary was still waiting on some final numbers, he ballparked the total raised to about $32,000. That's up over the approximately $30,000 raised in 2015. “We've got a pretty good increase over last year,” he said With the number of available silent auction items up over 2015 as well, Starkey said organizers were running out of space, but it was a good problem to have. “It's a little higher than last year and, with the space we have it, was getting a little crowded — we actually had to move some entries around from one location to

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Splash pad committee starts drive to reach $250,000 goal to turn shovel New signage at Picton fairgrounds brings public attention to fundraising efforts CHAD IBBOTSON STAFF WRITER

The Picton splash pad committee officially kicked off its drive to reach the project's $250,000 fundraising goal on Saturday. While $131,000 has already been raised for the project, the committee is aiming to have the splash pad built by next summer. That means about another $125,000 must be raised by April 1, 2017. A campaign thermometer has been erected near the gates of the Picton Fairgrounds to track the temperature of the campaign as it nears its goal. It also displays the various service clubs that have contributed to this point. Splash pad committee cochair Susan Quaiff said it's a good feeling to this far along after many years spent trying to get such a project off the ground. “We still have a ways to go, so we're hoping we can count on the community again,â€? she said. â€œâ€ŚIt's a real push.â€? Quaiff said there are a number of ways residents can support the splash pad. The committee has tapped Argyll Engraving to create some durable plastic raindrops that will be sold to support the project. The rain drops will be engraved with the donator's name and will be displayed on the fence near the splash pad site. The drops come in two sizes — a larger one for $50 and a smaller one for $30. Benches, umbrellas, tables, bike racks and concrete stones for the walkway will be sold as well with a portion going directly to the building of the splash pad. “We have many items that people could purchase as Christmas gifts to give to family and loved ones over the holiday season that will give them a permanent space at the splash pad site,â€? Quaiff said. Quaiff also encouraged residents to host their own fundraising events, such as bake sales or pizza sales, over the holiday season to support the project. She said the splash pad committee is planning a Jail and Bail event in the new year that will benefit the project. Grant applications have been submitted which the commit-

tee hopes will help put the project over the top. It's an important project for local families, Quaiff said. “One of the things we recognize is that a lot of families who are living in the Picton area do not have vehicles,� she said. “It's very difficult for them to get to a beach area, so this is a safe, fun physical activity the children can love for years to come.� Splash pad committee cochair Phil St. Jean agreed. “I see it as a natural component to the skatepark idea and as enhancing the whole park setting here in the fairgrounds,� he said. “It's an integral part that just adds more for young people in our community and that's something that's definitely lacking here.� St. Jean said several service clubs have already committed funds to the project. He noted the Kinsmen Club of Picton has pledged $10,000, the Picton Elks Club has committed $5,000, and the Kiwanis Club of Picton has donated $1,000. The Picton Fire Fighters Association has donated $1,000 and David Hepburn of Many Happy Returns has committed some bottle return proceeds. St. Jean said the committee will be making presentations to more service clubs in the near future. In addition to the service club donations, the splash pad has benefitted from a major $100,000 individual commitment from local entrepreneur Michael Hymus. Once the project is complete, Hymus has also committed to an additional $100,000 over a 10year period toward operations costs. “We would be remiss if we didn't say we were very pleased with Michael Hymus' donation, Scott (Wentworth)'s work behind this and all the service clubs that have already stepped up,� Quaiff said. Anyone looking to donate or get involved with the splash pad are encouraged to contact Quaiff at susanquaiff@gmail.com for more information. Donations to the splash pad will also be accepted at the municipal offices on the second floor of the Edward Building in Picton. All donations are eligible for tax receipts.

SEEKING SUPPORT From left, Picton splash pad committee co-chair Phil St. Jean, designer Scott Wentworth, co-chair Susan Quaiff and councillor Kevin Gale marked the kick-off of the splash pad fundraising campaign on Saturday. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

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Angel Tree program accepting registrations, donations for Christmas delivery Rose says more families have come forward for help than usual at this point in campaign JASON PARKS STAFF WRITER

It's that time of year again when hundreds of Prince Edward County children will light up upon the mention of an adorned tree, wrapped presents and all the joy of a Christmas morning. It's also that time of year when Angel Tree program matriarch Susan Rose and her dedicated staff of volunteers start the process of ensuring every local child has the happiest of holidays no matter what their family's financial situation might be. The 2016 Angel Tree program will once again be facilitated through the Children's Foundation, a fundraising and charitable arm of the regional Highland Shores Children's Aid Society. Sadly, Rose reports her intake of local disadvantaged children to the charitable program was already at 164 as of Friday and the Angel Tree office at Benson Park was busier than usual. “We are definitely over

what I would normally have at this time of year,” Rose told the Gazette Friday morning. “The strange thing this year is that we have new families to community, people that have settled and ended up here for one reason or another.” While the need is great, the community's capacity for giving at a crucial time of year has always been greater. Families, retirees, local schools and businesses continue to make donations or sponsor a child by selecting a paper angel from the tree that has a child's name, age and contains a short wish list. Children's Foundation program co-ordinator for Prince Edward County Kate Anderson explained the Angel Tree program is unique locally however it's hoped someday, a similar initiative will make its way to neighbouring areas. “We have families in Belleville that want to apply to this and we're hoping to spread the word to other communities to show how it

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“It's such a super program and it's not limited to athletics,” Rose explained. “Dance, music, ballet, art, you name it.” Anderson explained the Foundation will support extracurricular program registration up to $500 per child. “It's a program that we run through the Foundation for kids in care as well as children in the community and it offers the opportunity for children to partake in any activity that normally mom and dad wouldn't be able to cover the registration costs of,” Anderson said. The intake also includes families where one child may have high medical costs and the program would offset the strain if a sibling was hoping but unable to either play hockey or take music lessons, for example. Plus the program offers up to $150 in program start up (equipment, instruments, materials) costs. Like Playing for Keeps, Camps of Hope helps pay registration fees for families in need and the program strives to give all children and youth the opportunity to experience the fun of being a child and to not be excluded from the activities their friends are enjoying. For more information regarding the Angel Tree program or other Foundation programs, call 613-2429206.

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DECEMBER 1, 2016 5 Clockwise from left: Once again, the Queen’s Marching Band was one of the highlights of Bloomfield’s Festival of Lights Friday while the County School of Dance, PECI, and the Junior Farmers were among the many organizations taking part. No matter which form of two-wheeled transportation you prefer, the event was a hit. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)

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COMMENTARY Concept of road tolls hard for municipal politicians to ignore

TORONTO Mayor John Tory may have stirred the boiling urban-rural pot in the past week with his suggestion to implement road tolls on the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway, but it’s a safe bet that politicians in both large and small municipalities are watching his gambit with interest. Municipalities across Canada have long been arguing they have a lack of resources to be able to catch up with crumbling infrastructure while still managing to provide the services residents expect. With that in mind, politicians at that level often grapple with their budgets and bite their tongues as they decide what isn’t going to make the cut with each passing year. The financial shape the provincial and federal governments are currently in also makes it more unlikely they’re going to be able to help out in a major way — even if they say they can magically balance their books and keep spending on infrastructure like it’s going out of style. Tory knows Toronto owns its major throughways, yet a good portion of the daily traffic on those roads aren’t paying taxes for their use. Those same people who are contributing to the deterioration of those assets aren’t using transit either — and chances are, they won’t give it a try without sensing improvements have been made. By introducing a modest toll, Tory likely reasons he is able to find money to repair infrastructure, create new jobs, and encourage people to think about finding alternative, environmentally friendly ways to reach their destinations for work. The $20 a week those commuters spend on tolls likely might be offset by some money saved on gas burnt idling and some might find it’s not a terrible imposition if the money is spent as it

should be improving transportation links and reducing gridlock. Certainly, there is a potential downside initially as people travelling those routes might decide deliberately to spend less money in the city or not make extra trips, but over time, people will likely accept the tolls as an inevitability and adjust their lives accordingly. In the United States, it’s a regular practice in many communities already. If Tory is successful and if the province institutes sensible regulation to allow municipalities to take advantage of their assets, but not tax drivers for using every road in sight, it will be interesting to see how the concept is applied. Could Prince Edward County use a similar formula to reduce the gridlock on the roads to Sandbanks Provincial Park or to Hillier’s winery row? Would that addition be seen as a useful addition that tourists don’t mind paying to reach attractions? Would it provide unnecessary hardship for local residents who happen to use those roads, but have little intention in visiting tourist attractions? Politicians here have mused about the idea in the past, just as Tory has recently. Ultimately, if tolls go forward, they will succeed or fail based on what politicians can show they’ve done with the initiative. If the money is well invested and people notice a difference in their lives, they’ll be accepted. If it feels like another tax, if the improvements aren’t evident, and if politicians greedily keep going back to the trough for more increases, tolls will be soundly rejected. At this point it’s hard to see how the concept can be ignored. People using an asset will be the ones paying for the value they derive from it and their money can be put to use for the greater good.

PICTURING OUR COMMUNITY

Stories From Our Past n Premier Howard Ferguson’s Conservative Party was re-elected with a large majority at Queen’s Park. Local MPP Horace Colliver would not be among the 72 elected Conservatives, however, as Progressive leader William Raney earned the nomination in Prince Edward County. n Manly Dainard, an elderly and respected farmer fatally shot himself at his home east of Wellington. It was estimated Dainard lived another 30 hours after inflicting himself. n John Vanwart and William Everett each received considerable penitentiary sentences following a rash of thefts in the county and in Belleville.

1946

n Dr. A.E. Berry, a sanitation engineer with the province stressed the importance of Wellington adopting a public waterworks system to improve health protection by reducing the risk of diseases spread through drinking water. n Bloomfield sailor Donald Guernsey wrote to his parents that the ship he was sailing on with the U.S. Merchant Marines hit a mine and sank off the coast of Italy, but he was able to reach a life boat and wait to be rescued. n With more contracted acreage and favourable growing conditions, local farmers saw increased payments from canning companies in 1946.

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n Milford residents were circulating a petition in opposition to a six-foot chain link fence installed around the post office property. The petition stated the fence was inappropriate for the community and unpleasant to look at. n A large crowd attended a meet the candidates night at Queen Elizabeth School as 13 candidates vied for six seats on Picton council. One job that wasn’t under contention, however, was that of mayor. Donald King was acclaimed for two more years. n A group of county parents and teachers were planning a children’s arts festival, including a ballet and a theatrical troupe performance.

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n Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Al Leach announced he would support the move to make Prince Edward County a single-tier municipality. His comments came within 24 hours of the 10 lower-tier municipalities ratifying their support. n The Picton BIA introduced a new campaign where people spotted wearing “shop locally” buttons downtown would receive BIA bucks coupons to spend before Christmas. n The third County Festival of Trees at Isaiah Tubbs Resort raised more than $6,000 for Garratt’s Island. The resort’s own entry raised the most for the camp, bringing in $600.

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It's really great to see the street back up and operating finally…There's been a lot of aggravation and a lot of frustration from business owners but, at the end of the day, it had to be done and we did it in a manner that didn't disrupt too much.

Mayor robert Quaiff on the re-opening of picton’s Main street after construction valued over $4.4 Million.

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Hospital foundation preparing for feasibility study for capital campaign

When it comes time for a new hospital to be built in this community, the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation is pledging to be prepared. Foundation executive director Penny Rolinski provided a presentation to the Quinte Healthcare Corporation (QHC) board at the group's bimonthly board meeting held at the Prince Edward Community Centre Tuesday evening, offering what steps the foundation is undertaking while the Ministry of Health and LongTerm Care is considering QHC's master plan and precapital submission.

It's expected that once the ministry approves the documents submitted by QHC, the first phase of the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital (PECMH) redevelopment project will start. Rolinski explained to board members that her group is in the process of creating a strategic plan that will run until 2020. Currently, the foundation is focusing on laying groundwork for a capital campaign that will increase its community profile, provide consistent messaging about the new hospital project and ramping up internal readiness for when the Ministry provides the green light. Part of the ramp up includes re-branding, a new web site and strategic recruitment and expansion of the PECMHF board. The foundation is undertaking these tasks because

As all rural landowners are aware the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) has deemed the value of farm land in the county as being valued at numbers at least double what they were a few years ago. Cases of acreages of agricultural land MPAC valued at $10,000 per acre are the norm. Who in their right mind is ready to buy at that price to start or expand farming? This has probably been driven by the sale of rural housing with farmland included as part of the same which has seen a spectacular rise driven largely by the

skewed real estate markets of urban versus rural. To value a residence at fair market value may have some merit. To do the same with farmland is folly. How do you like the current drought conditions with no promise yet of a return to normal for next year? This year's crop failure in the area shows just how vulnerable farming is to the variables of unfavourable weather and markets. But the taxes must still be paid no matter what the cash flow might be. MPAC is impervious to any idea that land has different production potential. Valuing land that is shallow,

Rolinski pledges readiness for new hospital build JASON PARKS STAFF WRITER

The volunteers of Hospice Prince Edward give a heartfelt thank-you to the many who have responded over the past two years to our concerns. We also thank Birgit Langwisch and Mary Camp and the newly-formed foun-

Based out of the Picton branch, patrons can access photocopying, printing and scanning services at the Technology Resource Centre six days a week. In the weeks leading up to the holidays we often see people using the services to create custom Christmas letters and other family projects. You may not be aware that the County Library also provides outgoing and incoming fax services within Canada.

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drought susceptible, and generally mediocre which includes most of the county is an indicator of just how out of touch the provincial agency is with our reality here. Just because someone from away is willing to spend any amount of cash on a piece of property doesn't mean that those who produce the food which sustains life should now bear a higher tax burden based on that speculation. When my family located here 37 years ago it was a vibrant community with opportunity for those with modest means. That has been replaced by a vibrant

community of grey and affluent demanding ever more services. Property taxes can only fund so much before hurting those with the least ability to contribute. Are we happy to see the disappearance and consolidation of agriculture driven by high input costs one of them being property taxes? Subdivide to build more rural residences to garner more tax revenue to service more suburban desires of better roads and higher service levels? That is a prescription for tax trouble for all. Take a look at the situations in the amalgamated super

townships in southwestern Ontario. Is this council and the government under their direction going to view this new valuation of property as a windfall to satisfy their growing need for more cash? Or will the mill rates be adjusted back accordingly to keep taxes on farm land at current assessment? And will future assessments reflect the limited capacity of agriculture to generate income when margins narrow with exceptional challenges?

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dation board, now chaired by Peter Matthewman, for revising the bylaws and greatly improving communications and transparency. The amended bylaws have re-opened membership to volunteers, donors, and

friends who provide a variety of services. Such membership will allow greater opportunities to participate in the annual meeting of the Foundation in the coming years. Throughout 2015-2016 all programmes for respite care,

bereavement groups, and, most notably, the residence, have continued and, indeed, strengthened through the assurance of coverage by professional staff and volunteers. We are encouraged to see new volunteers and donors join-

ing our team. Thank you for all your support. Jean Algar, Pat Dye, Annette Gaskin, and Marianne Malachowski Volunteer representatives Hospice Prince Edward

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those numbers could escalate at any moment. “It's going to change and be re-estimated as we get further down the line but right now we are estimating the entire project is going to cost between $75-80 million and our portion would be 10 per cent of that,” she said. The foundation would essentially be responsible for all the fixtures in a new PECMH as well as all the medical equipment. “Obviously, equipment that is new enough and functioning will be moved over but the equipment that is currently in the hospital is not likely to be there in a decade because most of it has about a five-year life span,” she explained. The foundation is expected to select the firm that will conduct its feasibility study later this month. There is no timeline for project approval.

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they are confident a new hospital will be coming to Prince Edward County. “I am using the term 'when' and not 'if' because I firmly believe that we will be getting a new hospital for this community,” Rolinksi told the Gazette after the meeting. The foundation has followed suit with QHC who committed at October's meeting to label the new hospital in Picton as its top rede-

velopment priority. The foundation has done likewise, announcing the project as the No. 1 priority for the fundraising body. The foundation also announced to the board it has advertised for a request for proposal for a feasibility study to ensure it has the capacity to generate what will be required once the new hospital is a go. “It's not considered mandatory but it's very highly recommended that outside consultants complete a feasibility study when you are thinking about embarking on a capital campaign. We more or less have to prove to the ministry that we are capable of raising the funds required,” Rolinski explained. According to Rolinski, the entire PECMH redevelopment project is ballparked at between $75-80 million but

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR MPAC assessments show agency is out of touch with agriculture’s realities

With each gift giving and family gathering season, comes a new wave of tech questions, support and information needs. We at the technology resource centre are here to assist with many of the holiday to-do items and technology needs that crop up at this busy time of year.

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And don’t forget about our newest office service: laminating! Available for use in the Technology Resource Centre, our mechanical laminator uses cold lamination, so it does not require any electricity. You can laminate documents and projects that are up to 11”x17” in size. For pricing,

please stop by or call the Picton branch at (613) 476-5962. Why not 3D print a truly unique gift? It’s often difficult to decide what to get those on your Christmas list. Do you have someone who is hard to shop for? Well, we can help with that too! In both our Wellington and Picton branches we have a 3D printer that can give you an opportunity to create a truly unique and customized gift this season. We can help you find a predesigned print project or you bring in your own! We also offer gift certificates for 3D printing so that the lucky recipient can come in and make their own design(s).

NEW GADGET? LEARN TO USE IT

Frequently during and after the holiday season we get requests for one-on-one tutorials and workshops for all

the new gadgets. Whether it’s the latest iPad or tablet, or you just want to use your smartphone or computer to send photos of your holiday gatherings to family and friends, we’ve got you covered. In addition to our evergrowing list of technology workshops, we offer free, one hour, personal consultations. In the New Year, you can expect to see some new programs about how to use social media, Google applications, tablets and Apple devices. If you have suggestions for any workshops, please feel free to let a library staff member know.

SOCIAL MEDIA INTERNSHIP

Lastly, we’re very pleased to share that we’ve once again received funding for a youth internship position. Over the past ten years, the Library has

been fortunate to receive this funding to offer employment to area youth through the Innovation, Science and Economic Development’s youth internship program. These interns have offered programs and workshops to allow community access to the knowledge and skills required for new technologies. The latest position has a social media focus – the complete posting, including requirements, is available online at peclibrary.org/job. Applications for the position will be accepted until Monday, Dec. 5. If you have any tech comments or questions, feel free to contact me directly at jlane@peclibrary.org or by phone (613) 476-5962 or drop into the Picton branch. And for a detailed listing of all County Library events, please check out the events calendar on peclibrary.org.


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County prepared to open the gates for another rodeo in the future Councillors decide positive reaction outweighs controversy over treatment of animals CHAD IBBOTSON STAFF WRITER

RIDE ON The County Championship Rodeo held in July drew 1,700 people to Picton. Last week, councillors supported a motion endorsing the County’s continued participation in hosting local rodeos and rodeo-related events. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

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Rodeo could be returning to Prince Edward County. During last week's committee-of-the-whole meeting councillors supported a motion endorsing the County's continued participation in hosting rodeos and rodeo-related events. A staff report presented to the committee says the rodeo was professionally sanctioned with one of the largest, most accredited rodeo companies in the world. The rodeo hosted 263 contestants from five countries. The competitors battled for prize money and for points that would qualify them for the world finals in Oklahoma. The report says the combined efforts of the county's

agricultural community and the rodeo organizers created a partnership conducive to future rodeos in the municipality. It says a total of 1,700 people — from both rural and urban areas — attended the event. The report says the event was a success despite only having six weeks to prepare. The report suggests future events would include an advanced marketing plan with a six-month planning process that would include online sales and added events such as Farmers' Olympics, more seating and enhanced concession and kids zone. The event generated $44,262 in revenue, including $20,751 in ticket sales and $13,935 in sponsorships. Expenses totalled $42,586,

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including $38,121 for Rawhide Rodeo's contracted services, $1,740 in printing and advertising, and $2,724 for entertainment. The motion to support continued rodeo events was supported by the committee despite some local opposition prior to, during and after the July County Championship Rodeo event. Residents Annette McIntosh and Angela Lammes were at Shire Hall again last Thursday to speak in opposition to the motion. McIntosh asked councillors not to endorse to the motion. She said many have mentioned the rodeo showcased the county's agricultural heritage, but she disagreed. “None of these statements hold water — rodeo has never been a part of the county's heritage,” she said. McIntosh said rodeo is a cruel practice. “The county profited from an event that most humane societies oppose,” McIntosh said. “I'm not proud of that, are you?” Lammes echoed the comments. “Animals are being used as live toys,” she said. Councillor Kevin Gale supported the motion. He said he did hear some concern about the rodeo, but it couldn't compare with the positive reactions he heard after the event. “I did have some people bring concerns about the rodeo, but far more people

— particularly afterward — came with positive comments,” he said. Gale said while the event only garnered about $1,676 in revenue after expenses, that doesn't show the spinoff benefits to the county's economy that would have been received over the weekend. He likened the municipality's participation in the rodeo to its participation in the County Marathon 10 or 12 years ago. “The first year it was 500 runners and now its over 1,000 and it's an event that brings a lot of money into the county,” he said. Councillor Lenny Epstein said he wouldn't support the motion. Epstein suggested if there was poor weather, the municipality would be exposed to a loss. “I'm not prepared to support the motion and expose us in that way, never mind the philosophical and ethical discussions that have been raised,” he said. Councillor Janice Maynard also didn't support the motion. She said the event only showed a small profit and preparing for a larger rodeo in the future would likely cost more municipal staff time. “I don't know if this is really where we should be spending our resources and staff time and for some other reasons I won't be supporting this,” she said. The motion comes before council at their Dec. 20 meeting.

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Commission gives update on work Council approves $160,000 budget for economic development body

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The municipality's community and economic development commission presented its year-end report to councillors last week, outlining what's been accomplished over the past year and what's on the horizon for 2017. Commission chair Bill Roberts and community development department director Neil Carbone presented the report during last Thursday's committee-ofthe-whole meeting. The report says in late 2015 the commission identified a number of priorities within the 2014 Community Development Strategic Plan that would be focused on throughout 2016. The report says significant headway was made with regard to a review of the County's development approvals process; support for, and attraction of, private sector marina investment; and engagement with local partners to promote youth retention and entrepreneurship. It says progress was also made on an assessment of seniors' needs and establishment of key performance indicators for the commission. “We've been working this year to ensure that we have measurable outcomes that can be shared online and available to the public as well as council,” Roberts said. Council approved the commission’s 2016 budget request of $160,000, of which $146,500 was tabbed for projects supporting the community development strategic plan and corporate strategic plan. The report says the commission was able to elicit significant value for its investment in the initiatives, generating a total of $2,495,000 in real earned media value and private sector funding, 66 new business starts and expansions, and 60 new business/investment leads representing $32 million in potential investment. “In terms of value for our tax dollars, that's $2.5 million in earned media — which included Condé Nast featured articles, Roots holiday campaign partnership and over 200 other features in news and promotional activities largely the result of our (familiarization) program,” Roberts said. One such investment was $30,000 which went toward the municipality's Build a New Life website, digital ad and social media campaigns, and lead generation. The report says the investment helped generate the 60 new business inquiries representing $32 million in potential investment. The initiatives resulted in 1,600 new newsletter subscribers, 4,735 new Facebook follow-

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REVIEWING Community development director Neil Carbone (seen here at the Build A New Life campaign launch earlier this year) outlined some of the community and economic development commission’s successes through 2016 at last Thursday’s committee-of-the-whole meeting. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

ers — a 74 per cent increase — more than 200,000 Facebook impressions and 14,000 YouTube advertising views. Carbone said there was a shockingly positive response to the website. He said the site was intended to be a place where the County could share good news stories and interact with people interested in the county as a place to live or start a business. He said the emphasis wasn't on visitation, but on those looking to relocate. As leads come into the website the municipality can track them. Carbone said the exciting thing is the demographic the site seems to be attracting. “The greatest numbers are in the 35–44, 25–34 and 45–54 (age range) which is really nice because we're not just in a seniors age range there,” he said. “We have a lot of people that are starting young families that are in the prime of their careers that are interested in Prince Edward County.” Another $15,000 investment went to the Small Business Centre. This helped Small Business Centre consultant Sandy Abbott spend three days per week in Prince Edward County. The report indicates the investment allowed the centre to conduct 242 business consultations, spurring 44 business starts and 12 expansions. The commission also invested $15,000 in print publications, generating $22,000 in private funding, and getting the County brand into 103,000 distributed Food & Drink Magazines and 32,000 distributed Globe and Mail inserts. Additionally, the commission established three subcommittees. These included the Picton Harbour subcommittee established to develop a vision for the harbour with the goal of serv-

ing as a catalyst for municipal and private sector development. A destination marketing subcommittee was established to provide industry and professional marketing insight into the commission and community development department annual marketing plans. The development framework subcommittee was struck following the mayor's 2015 development forum with the goal of improving the development approvals process in order to encourage development. Financially speaking, the commission was able to accomplish to goals well within its budget. Due to the postponement of one significant project, the decision to forego a number of memberships and some realized saving in kiosk management and digital marketing, the commission is anticipating a year-end surplus of $25,563. Looking forward, the commission has identified priorities which align with council's new priorities. These include a focus on visitor services delivery, affordable housing, workforce attraction and development, agricultural partnerships and facilitation, heritage preservation, and outreach and communication. One significant aspect of the commission’s agenda going forward is the establishment of key performance indicators. Through the last year staff worked with commission vice-chair Christine Winiarz Searle to identify an ideal performance measurement framework for regular reporting to council. The indicators will help the commission, council and the public assess the effectiveness of commission activities. The indicators are expected to come forward to councillors at their next committee-of-the-whole meeting.

WHATTAM’S is proud to present…”Family Movie Day” at the Regent Theatre the last Sunday of each month at 2pm. PICTON UNITED CHURCH COUNTY FOOD BANK: Volunteers are needed to work on Friday mornings from 8:30 until noon. There will be some light lifting & bending. Even if you can only be scheduled in a couple of times a month, it will be helping a lot. Please call 476-7203. LOYALIST HUMANE SOCIETY: Always in need of food, litter, cleaning supplies, paper products as well as kitten food canned & dry. ROTARY CASH CALENDAR WINNERS: October 4th Joseph Levy $100(#1360), 11th Lyle Jackson $100(#471), 18th Elizabeth Crombie $100(#973), 25th Bob Evans $1000(#8). PICTON KINETTES CHRISTMAS FUNDRAISER – Christmas cakes, cookies, nuts, chocolate, fudge & more contact any Kinette or Flowers N Such 476-0203. COMMUNITY CARE’S THRIFT SHOP: Donations accepted. Drop off your good used items at the front or side door. Clothing, shoes, household items, linens, furniture, sports equipment, toys etc. Call 476-1555 for pick up. Shop Hours Monday 1-4pm. Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm. 153 Main St. Picton. More volunteers always welcome too! 100% of proceeds stay in The County to help seniors live at home. www.communitycareforseniors.org. ARTS ON MAIN GALLERY: Presents “Winter Magic” featuring ONE X ONE a show within a show of original 12’ x 12” artwork for $100. This eclectic exhibition of 25 County artists continues until January 30th, 2017 at 223 Main St. Picton, opposite the Regent Theatre. Open daily 11am-4pm. www.artsonmaingallery.ca 476-5665. YANG STYLE TAI CHI: Tuesdays at 9:30am at the Bloomfield Town Hall. The cost is $5/lesson. If you have any questions please call 476-6557. YOGA CLASSES AMELIASBURGH TOWN HALL: Fridays 1-2pm. Drop in cost $5. Generously supported by the Ameliasburgh Rec Committee. Please bring a mat if possible. Contact 393-3798. YOGA CLASSES BLOOMFIELD TOWN HALL: Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm & Sundays 10-11am. Drop in cost $5. Generously supported by the Bloomfield Rec Committee. Please bring a mat if possible. Contact 393-3798. CHERRY VALLEY YOGA: Every Thursday evening with Carrie Taylor. Drop in class $5. Mats provided or BYO 5:30-6:45pm at Athol Town Hall, 1685 Cty Rd 10, Cherry Valley. Presented by Athol Recreation Committee. www.atholreccentre.com. YOGA CLASSES WELLINGTON TOWN HALL: Tuesdays 1-2:15pm. Drop in cost $10. Generously supported by the Wellington Rec Committee. Please bring a mat if possible. Contact 393-3798. NIA FITNESS CLASSES IN WELLINGTON: Mondays 10am & Wednesdays 6:30pm on Nov 21,23,28,30,Dec.5,7. Nia Fitness is Fun & Energizing! Set to empowering music that feeds your body, mind & spirit. For info or to register for one or more classes, call Gina (Certified Nia Instructor) 399-2588. PICTON CHESS CLUB: Meets every Tuesday 14pm at the Picton Library. Beginners welcome. ELKS LODGE PICTON #326: Bingo Tuesdays 6:15pm. RC LEGION BR 78 PICTON: Is now operating out of the Elks Lodge Hall in Picton. RC LEGION BR 78 PICTON: Darts Wednesday nights at the Elks Lodge Hall in Picton beginning at 7pm, downstairs. Everyone welcome. AA: Meets every Wednesday 8pm Picton Hospital Boardroom. AL-ANON MEETINGS: (adults) Meets 8pm every Tuesday at Gilead Fellowship Church Picton. For persons affected by someone’s drinking. Info 1-866951-3711. TOPS #4918: Take off Pounds Sensibly meets every Wednesday at the Anglican Church Hall in Picton. Weigh in 6:00-6:45pm & meeting starts at 6:45pm. Info Sheila 476-2786. DECEMBER 1: BINGO IN THE COUNTY – Hosted by the Wellington District Lions Club. 6:45pm start, doors open 6pm in the Highline Hall, Wellington Community Centre. Join us for this weekly event for some fun, friendship & an entertaining evening. Call Betty Wight at 399-3105 for further info. Proceeds to local organizations. DECEMBER 3: HOMEMADE CHRISTMAAS COOKIE WALK – At Wellington United Church 9am-12 noon (or until sold out). Dozens of cookies to choose from. Fill a box of 24 for $10. Cash Only

Please! Check out Christmas in the Village & Santa’s Crafters too. DECEMBER 3: ST. ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH WELLINGTON ACW – Invites you to a Christmas Luncheon, Bake Sale & Treasure Table Shopping. This will take place immediately following the Santa Claus Parade until 1:30pm. $6 at the door. Info 399-3411. DECEMBER 3: CONSECON LEGION BR 509 – Christmas Ham & Turkey Roll $2 each at 2pm. Everyone welcome. DECEMBER 3: CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTY AT WESLEY ACRES – 5:30pm plan to join us for a wonderful evening. Full turkey dinner & live music $25/person. Please call the office to purchase your tickets 393-3159. DECEMBER 3: DESSERT DATE NIGHT – Emmanuel Baptist Marriage Ministry invites couples to enjoy an evening with James Hunt & Pamela Feyerabend Hunt (of UCB Canada Radio) as they share some insightful thoughts on relationships. Refreshments & desserts will be served. Located at Emmanuel Baptist Church 240 Main St Bloomfield. DECEMBER 4: ANNUAL SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE & MEMORIAL SERVICE – At Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St Picton at 2 p.m. DECEMBER 4: PE POWER & SAIL SQUADRON – Will hold a Marine Radio Operator’s Course 8am5pm. This will be a 1 day course, $90 each (Early Registration). Info www.cps-ecp.ca/PrinceEdward. DECEMBER 4: CONSECON UNITED CHURCH – Will celebrate White Gift, please bring gifts of food, toys or clothing for the Storehouse Food Bank. Chili & Hot Dog Lunch! 10am. DECEMBER 4: AMELIASBURGH’S CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE – All free 1-4pm. Please join us for a multi-location walking or horse drawn wagon ride tour featuring by-gone era Christmas décor at Village sites with Crafts for Kids, Mulled Cider, Hot Chocolate & Cookies, Sing-a-longs & the Story Lady. More info at www.ameliasburgh.com. Food Donations for the Storehouse Food Bank are appreciated. Cty Rd. 19 PEC. DECEMBER 4: MRS TODDLEBOTTOM’S CHRISTMAS – By Claudia McCabe, a delightful tale of cats & Christmas at St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, 335 Main St, Picton, 4-5:30pm. Free admission (all donations will go to County Kids Read). An inter-generational event with no Church experience required. DECEMBER 4: PEC CHRISTMAS HOUSE TOUR – From 11am-5pm. Tour old & new County homes as well as other significant structures decked out in holiday finery. Funds raised from this self-guided tour support the preservation of historic County buildings. Tickets available online at www.countyhousetour.eventbrite.ca & will be available from both Royal LePage & Books & Co. in Picton. Info Marilyn 476-7927. DECEMBER 6: WEEKLY TUESDAY DROP IN KNIT & CHAT – Milford Br Library 10am-12 noon. DECEMBER 6: ALTERNATIVES FOR WOMEN AGM & CANDLELIGHT VIGIL – for National Day of Remembrance & Action for Violence Against Women. 6pm St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. DECEMBER 6: AL-ANON - Meets 8 pm at Gilead Fellowship Church, for persons affected by someone’s drinking. (1-866-951-3711). DECEMBER 7: ALTERNATIVES FOR WOMEN – Drop-in information spot for Alternatives for Women services. Each Wednesday 11am to noon, Wellington Library front side entrance. DECEMBER 8: WEEKLY THURSDAY THE HUB PLAYGROUP – Drop in 9:30-11am Picton Br Library. DECEMBER 9: WLLINGTON ELKS HAM & TURKEY ROLL – Allisonville Hall. Doors open 7:30pm. Light Lunch. Everyone welcome. First roll free! DECEMBER 10: PANCAKE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – Professional “Cool Magic” Show, “Fireside” Chat with Santa, reading of “A Visit from St. Nicholoas”, Photo opportunity with Santa, take home a craft, 9-11am at Rednersville Albury Community Church, 2681 Cty Rd 3, Carrying Place. Minimum Donation $10/family & a non-perishable food item. All profits to the Storehouse Food Bank. Reservations required contact mrkringle@outlook.com. DECEMBER 11: CONSECON UNITED CHURCH – Will have A Blue Christmas Service for those having trouble celebrating the season. 10am. DECEMBER 11: FRIENDS OF WELLINGTON LIBRARY – A Wellington Christmas at 2 pm Wellington United Church. Christmas readings and music. Light refreshments served. Free will offering. DECEMBER 11: A CHRISTMAS CAROL – Read by Rick Zimmerman. No Christmas season is complete without a visit with Scrooge & his ghosts. At St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, 335 Main St, Picton, 45:30pm. Free admission (all donations will go to County Kids Read). An inter-generational event with no Church experience required.


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Lindsay’s efforts to promote inclusion recognized through provincial campaign

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A Prince Edward County manager is being recognized by Community Living Ontario for her efforts to spark change in her community. Lisa Lindsay, the County’s manager of community centres, events, and marketing is among a group of inspiring people featured in the organization’s Spark Change in Your Community campaign which recognize people advancing inclusion and citizenship locally. Lindsay was nominated by Community Living Prince Edward’s youth in transition services employee Lisa Rashotte, who discovered she

made a real difference in the life of a student working with Community Living who was placed with the County for a co-op program this year. The student showed his ability to complete his work during his co-op placement and an opportunity arose where the municipality was hiring for a summer position. According to the campaign web site, the student struggled with his interview and risked not being hired for the position. Lindsay suggested that instead of simply a verbal interview, the student have an opportunity to showcase his

employable skills during a working interview. That different approach was all the candidate needed. He was hired and he was successful in an eight-week summer program. Since, he has been hired as a part-time employee with the county. The site indicated that Lindsay “is thoughtful in recognizing her staff’s learning styles and she develops ways to assist them to be successful.” The campaign, which was launched in October now features seven “Sparks” from municipalities across the province.

Lindsay is featured in the campaign alongside former provincial and federal cabinet minister John Baird, whom the site says championed the idea of inclusiveness in communities across the country for over 20 years in public service. Those who know people who, like Lindsay, have advanced inclusion in their own lives, the lives of others, and in their communities are encouraged to nominate them to be featured in the campaign. Nomination information is available at www.sparkchange.ca or through Community Living

Prince Edward itself. For over 60 years, the Community Living movement has been working to help people find belonging in their communities through full participation and engagement. Locally, Community Living Prince Edward does that by helping individuals who have intellectual disabilities belong by living in neighbourhoods of choice, attending schools, working at real jobs for real pay, volunteering and taking part in recreational and leisure activities within the community. -Staff

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Prolific 4-H participant earns grant to help clubs Desjardins’ gift will reduce membership fees for 2017

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Head, heart, hands and health — those four building blocks of 4-H are also words that really ring true for Shannon Desjardins. The county resident was recently awarded a $2,500 grant for Prince Edward 4-H, which she is using to reduce the organization's annual $75 membership fee by $25 for each of the 100 members that are expected to enrol for 2017. Desjardins presented the cheque to the local 4-H association during the organization's open house and registration day on Saturday. The grant was awarded through a Canada-wide competition sponsored by Canada's Farmers Grow Communities. The stated goal of the program is to help farmers improve the lives of people living in rural communities. The program is presented by the Monsanto Fund — the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company. The 21-year-old Desjardins saw the grant as a gift to 4-H in her graduating year — as giving back to an organization that has done so much for her. “When I started out I was very, very shy, barely said two words and I had my mom there for most of my meetings for my first club,” Desjardins laughed. “Over the years 4-H has done a lot for me … for shy young people it just brings so much to them, you make such great friends, there are so many opportunities.” The grant application

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crossed Desjardins path a couple of times before she decided to enter. The application required an essay supporting a worthy cause. When she sat down to think of what that might be, it didn't take long for Desjardins to turn to the local 4-H clubs she's been a part of for the last 12 years. “I said 4-H would be great because it gives so much back to the community, so much back to the kids — 4-H is so much about growing youth, not only in farming, but in becoming young adults,” said Desjardins. In those 12 years Desjardins said she's completed 112 clubs. She's currently a leader of the soils club and is a youth director on the local 4H board. “I've been able to tour with my family and do some incredible stuff you'd never

imagine,” she said of her experiences in 4-H. She said she focused on the membership fees as they were recently increased. She said as time goes on it's getting harder and harder for families to afford such activities. Prince Edward 4-H Association president Jane Thompson said costs go up for every organization every year. She said that's why Desjardins' donation meant so much. “It really is a gift,” she said. She agreed the costs can be taxing on families and can prevent some youth from having an opportunity to get involved. “It just means we can lower the membership fee and encourage others (to join),” she said. “Especially if there's a family of two, three or four children who would like to join — it's pretty steep.

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Subdivision progressing

Development of a new Picton subdivision took a step forward last week. Committee of the whole voted in favour of a motion to grant final approval for the plan of subdivision and to execute a subdivision agreement between the municipality and the developer of the Pineridge subdivision. The subdivision, slated for construction along County Rd. 8 southeast of John Street in Picton, would consist of 34 new single detachment residential units and 12 townhomes. The motion would also allot water and sewer capacity for the 46 lots. A staff report presented to the committee says engineering, development and works staff, the fire department, county solicitor, and Quinte Conservation are all satisfied with the proposed final plan of subvision. The motion will go before council on Dec. 20 for approval.

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Glenwood gathers green for its grounds by selling seasonal greenery Annual fundraising sale brings in $2,500 for historic cemetery

have sat prominently outside the Picton Legion's home at the Ross-McMullen house will be moving to the cemetery. Latchford said with the Legion moving, the cannons needed a new home. “We've chosen a site here and we're going to do all the prep work,” she said. “It's very exciting. We have a year to make it happen.”

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For the last decade the annual Christmas wreath and basket sale has been one of Glenwood Cemetery's most popular fundraisers. The 2016 incarnation was no different. The sale, which was slated to open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, already had a few patrons gathering an hour prior to get their hands on the cedar and pine baskets and wreaths. “There's lots of activity,” said Glenwood board chair Sandy Latchford. Latchford said many people will order baskets ahead of time, but drop-ins are also encouraged. She said this year there were 90–100 preorders and almost all of the 55 baskets on offer were spoken for. Latchford said the fundraiser is a significant one for the cemetery and generally she expects to bring in around $2,500 through the one-day event. “It's very important for us to have a good sale and a good turnout,” she said. Latchford said no one item is targeted with the funds, they're usually added to the cemetery's operating budget. The board must fundraise thousands of dol-

She said project will likely commence in the spring when foundations can be poured. “I won't tell exactly where, that will be a surprise, but it's going to be where the public can access it very easily to read the plaque that comes with them,” Latchford said. “We're thrilled to have them.”

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them all put up again, others had new foundations put in — we've dealt with the most critical monuments in there and that cost us $6,000–$7,000.” Latchford thanked local real estate agent Libby Crombie, who has been an integral part of the sale for years, and the public for

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Volunteer at Community Care’s Thrift Shop to help seniors, enhance skills, and make friends

There are as many reasons to volunteer as there are people. Some want to help others, some are looking for experiences that will enhance their skills and still others are searching for ways to make friends. If making friends while helping others is your goal then there’s a spot at Community Care’s Thrift Shop for you. Most volunteers do a 3 hour shift – 10am-1pm or 1-4pm – each week. There are various opportunities

within the shop itself such as sorting and pricing or working the cash. Everyone in the Thrift Shop is a volunteer and there’s lots of opportunity to make new acquaintances with the other volunteers and with customer’s too. We have a myriad of other volunteer positions that will appeal to: seasoned volunteers; people seeking their first volunteer experience; for those who have a few hours to give; and for

those who have several hours a week; for those looking for a group experience; and for people wishing to work on their own; some positions are social and others are individual; some are ongoing, and other positions are one-time, project based. The staff members at Community Care have experience and training in the management of volunteers and are skilled at matching the skills and interests of volunteers with a volunteer

position. This is what Thrift Shop volunteers have to say: “I enjoy meeting and talking to the seniors and the community members who come into the Thrift Shop. It has broadened my circle of friends and it’s amazing what people are looking for. Usually they manage to find something they need.” “I get to know people and people get to know me.” “Working in the thrift shop has become part of my rou-

tine and I can give back to my community by raising money to help seniors.” “It’s fun!” “It’s like Christmas every day.” We’re always recruiting new volunteers because there are more seniors to help, more things to be done. At the present time, we have openings at the thrift shop. We can even accommodate volunteers who are away for several weeks a year (some are snowbirds) so don’t let that stop you from putting your name forward. Studies confirm that current volunteers are the best recruiters of volunteers. Feel free to go into Community Care’s Thrift Shop at 153 Main Street and ask the volunteers about their experiences in the shop. They’re happy to share and will encourage you to come to the office and apply. We have a Thrift Shop orientation session coming up the second week of December so we’re anxious to recruit new volunteers and have them attend.

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Watch a new edition of the show “Seniors’ Support” only on CogecoTV. The December 2016 topic is Live Longer … Volunteer! Guests on the show are Barrie Willis and Heather Finner from Community Care for South Hastings along with Keith McPhail and Joyce Willard who volunteer for The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association. This show is co-produced by the executive directors of Prince Edward Community Care and Community Care for South Hastings. If you miss the show, check your local listings for when it will be shown again.

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THRIFT SHOP SILENT AUCTION

This is the jewelry silent auction that you’ve been waiting for! Community Care’s Thrift Shop receives the most amazing donations of jewelry and then holds a silent auction. Do your Christmas shopping for that special someone. The beautiful items are on display at 153 Main St., Picton. Bidding opened on Nov. 28 and closes at 2 p.m. sharp on Saturday, Dec. 10. All of the funds raised support programs for seniors in Prince Edward County.

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Beautiful 4 BR Century Home on one of the largest residential lots in Picton. Large principal rooms, 12 foot tin ceilings, gleaming patterned hardwood floors, wood detailing and pocket doors. Plus separate 1 bedroom suite w/private access. $598,000 MLS 550560214 Call GAIL FORCHT, Broker or CAREY LEWANDOSKI, Sales Rep. Office: 613-471-1708 www.homeinthecounty.com

98 Main Street, Picton, ON

LOOKING TO HELP YOU WITH ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS IN PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY AND QUINTE REGION. Elevated building lot close to Lake on the Mountain with water views. At the corner of Malloy Lane and County Road 7 - plus deeded water access to launch your boat or swim in Adolphus Reach. Hydro at the road. Entrance in place off County Road 7. $130,000 MLS 550860135

Call Sharon Armtiage, Broker and George Reid, Broker

Over 40 years experience!

SHARON ARMITAGE, Broker of Record GEORGE REID, Broker 613-399-2134 quinteisle.com

SHANNON WARR-HUNTER, Broker KEN ARSENEAULT, Sales Rep 613-471-1708 www.ShannonAndKen.com

Located on the eastern tip of Big Island, this waterfront lot to be severed offers a panoramic view of the Bay of Quinte. The lot is a prime area for the construction of your dream home on the water. Level and clean shoreline is ideal for fishing, swimming and other recreational water activities. Upon final severance the owner will install a well and new survey. Properties like this one come once in a lifetime, so don`t miss out! $329,000 MLS 550410249

KEVIN GALE, Sales Rep 613-476-1874 H. 613-242-7295 C. kevingale@remax.net

QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE 613-476-5900

This 3 bedroom/2bath home is known as the weekly rental “King House” in downtown Picton. It is rated on Airbnb as 4.8 out of 5, booking.com 9.8 out of 10 and Trip advisor 4.5 out of 5. The house has had many new upgrades in the last year a new steel roof in 2015, new windows throughout in Oct. 2016, new AC in 2016, new furnace in 2014, upgrades to both bathrooms, new side deck and raised driveway in 2015, this home has been very well maintained. This is currently a weekly rental and showings need to be booked according to vacancy and check in and out times. $249,900 MLS 550620037

Call LORI SLIK, Sales Rep 613-847-2349 lslik@chestnutpark.com

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

NEW LISTING

Call MARK GARDINER, Sales Rep Office: 613-476-2700 Cell:613-391-5588 mbgardiner@yahoo.com

LONG POINT AREA Looking for a County ‘getaway’? Come and check out this Viceroy-style, 4-level home situated on close to two private acres hardly visible from the road. Features main floor bedroom & a spacious living room, the second level offers kitchen, dining with walk-out to new wrap-around deck, master bedroom and 4 pce. bath. Lower level features a potential family room with wood-stove and walk-out to the back yard, bedroom & laundry. Needs some updating to reach it’s full potential. $209,000 MLS 550910088

CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN, Broker & Sales Rep Tel: 613-922-2251 PeCountyProperties.com colinhenden@remax.net

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VACANT LAND

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

3+ bedroom Victorian home, C. 1885, situated on a quiet corner in a highly desired Picton neighbourhood. $435,000 MLS 550600129 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski* www.homeinthecounty.com

This is the country estate you’re looking for. Custom 'two homes in one!' on 36.5 Acres featuring bright open concept living, recessed lighting, tray ceilings, cathedral great room, propane fireplace with elegant maple floors throughout. Spectacular kitchen with maple custom cabinetry, fabulous island and quartz counters. Spa-like Master suite. Double garage with epoxy sealed flooring & bonus lower level workshop. The 2-bed in-law suite has a gorgeous kitchen, in-floor heat and in-suite laundry. The walkout lower level with wood burning fireplace is a great to create a rec/media room, or bar. This property would be perfect for horses or a hobby farm. Only 15 minutes to Belleville. $898,000 MLS 403130255 Shannon Warr-Hunter**, Ken Arseneault*

www.ShannonAndKen.com

Ken Arseneault Sales Representative

Betty Burns

Office Manager Sales Representative

Mark Davis

Sales Representative

Beautifully treed 2.98 acre private building lot. Steps to Lakeon-the-Mountain. Minutes to Picton and Glenora Ferry. Peaceful and quiet Mountain Road. $95,000 MLS 550740176 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski* www.homeinthecounty.com

Contemporary bungalow completely renovated inside and out. Mid-Century Modern Aesthetic. Two large bedrooms. Two full baths. Main-floor laundry. Gourmet kitchen. Lovely private back deck. 9' ceilings in bright walk-out lower level. Central Air. Don't miss this one! $469,000 MLS 550250086 Shannon Warr-Hunter**, Ken Arseneault* www.ShannonAndKen.com

Over 30000 square feet of office and retail space in the historical Armoury on Main Street Picton. The core commercial zoning allows for a myriad of uses including hotel rooms. Parking for 50+ cars. $1,290,000 MLS 550680028 Jim Wait*, Mark Davis* www.countyteam.com

Gail Forcht Broker

Last chance to be a part of “Prince Edward Landing”, an enclave of luxury homes on Picton Bay! 1.5 acre waterfront lot features an elevated building site and a gentle slope to the appealing shoreline. Wonderful views of the Yacht Club, the bay, and the sailboats drifting by. Municipal water, sewers and natural gas. Build here and be part of this vibrant town! $289,000 MLS 550720230 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg* www.lauriegruer.com www.samsimone.com www.monicaklingenberg.com

This 2 storey Executive country home is situated on a private 2.3 acre lot. The home which is set back from the road over 400 feet will offer privacy as well as peace and quiet and is minutes from the amenities Picton has to offer and the famed Waupoos Winery. Call Peter Lynch* 613-242-5653 $525,000 MLS 550880214 www.chestnutpark.com

Stunning Equestrian Estate Property on 173 acres with 15 acres of paddocks with 3&4 strand braided electric fencing, multiple run-in sheds, barn and 85 X 180 outdoor sand arena. 2400 sq.ft. modern stable with hydro, 6 removable stalls, tack room and wash bay. Stable is a federally approved quarantine facility. $1,350,000 MLS 403370060 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski*

LIST LOCAL • MARKET GLOBAL Laurie Gruer

Sales Representative

princeedwardcounty@chestnutpark.com

Carey Lewandoski Sales Representative

Peter Lynch

Sales Representative

Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage

www.homeinthecounty.com

Rob Plomer

Sales Representative

Chris Kapches

LLB, President & CEO, Broker of Record

Monica Klingenberg Sales Representative

Sam Simone

Sales Representative

Richard Stewart

LLB, LLM, Vice-President, Legal Counsel, Sales Representative

This is an excellent waterfront lot on the south shore of East Lake. Boasting an amazing view of the water, this level building lot shares a driveway with the adjacent lot. You can walk to Sandbanks Provincial Park and you are less than 15 minutes to Picton and all amenities. $325,000 MLS 550760423D Jim Wait*, Mark Davis* www.countyteam.com

An incredible opportunity to own four unique properties situated on one parcel of land overlooking Picton Bay. This could well serve as a fabulous investment for rental property or simply to own some of the County`s best waterfront. The 155 feet of shoreline allows for boating, fishing and swimming with access to the dock and boat-house. The main house includes an in-law suite, each offering two bedrooms. Two other residences adorn the property - one with two bedrooms, the other with one. An additional garage/Bunkie completes this offering. These are four-season homes with year-round rental potential. An absolute rare find! $799,000 550720071 Jim Wait*, Mark Davis*

www.countyteam.com

Elegant and welcoming, the Merrill Inn has on several occasions been named one of the top 25 small hotels in Canada - and no wonder! Impeccably-updated and meticulously-maintained, its thirteen rooms offer private ensuite baths, and its fiftyseat restaurant and patio is one of the County`s busiest. Classic 1878 Victorian on 1.07 acres with parking for 24 cars. Substantial upgrades and renovations since 2002. Beautiful reception areas and exquisite detail throughout. Situated among other impressive historical buildings on Picton`s Main Street. Impressive financials available with signed confidentiality agreement. Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! $2,600,000 MLS QR21500909 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Lori Slik

www.lauriegruer.com

Sales Representative

Kate Vader

Sales Representative

Jim Wait

Sales Representative

Shannon Warr-Hunter Broker

43 Main Street, Picton ON K0K 2T0

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Quinte Ltd. Brokerage

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Joseph Day Sales Rep

647-231-3847

joseph.day@remaxquinte.com

Industrial style loft triplex in the centre of Picton, each unit with an indoor parking space. $499,000 MLS 550610167/550610167D

Lovely Cape Cod completely private on 75 acres. $599,000 MLS 550850239

145 acres of land on both sides of Kelly Road, 8 year old ICF constructed open concept 3 bed, 1 bath home, detached garage/workshop and large barn in good condition. $715,000 MLS 550770148 / 550770148D

NEW LISTING

Christine Henden Broker

613-922-2251

christinehenden@remax.net

PICTON – Just a couple of blocks from Downtown in a neighbourhood of newer homes, this fabulous home offers open concept living with upscale finishes on two levels. The main floor features stunning open concept living/dining/kitchen with walkout to spacious deck, hardwood floors, romantic gas fireplace and entry to two-car garage, master bedroom with 3-pce ensuite bathroom & den/guest bedroom, 4 pce. bathroom and laundry room. The lower levels offers almost 1,000 sq. ft. of tastefully-finished living space with two bedrooms, family room and luxurious 4-pce bathroom with heated floors plus lots of storage. Available for a Spring, 2017 closing. $469,000 MLS 550600203

NEW LISTING

Colleen Green Sales Rep

613-476-6553

colleen.green@sympatico.ca

Veronica Norton Sales Rep

613-399-5900

veronicanorton@bellnet.ca

Marc Ouellette Sales Rep

613-849-8864

marc@remaxquinte.com

PICTON DUPLEX – both units are occupied. Features a 2-storey, 2-bedroom unit, tastefully renovated and a 1-bedroom, main floor unit.  Ideally located close to Metro and within walking distance to downtown. Contact us for more info.  $179,000  MLS 550630033

GLENORA ROAD – Country lot just outside of Picton Town limits with town water & seasonal view of the Bay. All brick bungalow with over 3,5000 sq. ft. of living space on two levels. $299,000 MLS 550740150

NEW PRICE

Restored century home with 4 bedrooms on 7.3 acres between Picton & Cherry Valley. $439,000 MLS# 550760104

Ideally located within walking distance of Main Street Picton. This fully restored century home is a blend of new and old world charm. Features main floor master bedroom, gas cook stove, open concept living and dining room. 3 bedrooms on the second level with 2 baths. Includes the attached single car garage plus 2 outdoor parking spots and use of the hot tub and fenced yard. The separate garage with the loft apartment is not included in the rental. $2000/mth MLS 550620103

177 Brewers Rd $210,000 MLS 550800066

Lovely raised ranch style home on 25 acres 12 minutes to Picton. Comes with a wonderful great room comprised of the living room, dining room and kitchen. Cathedral ceilings, large windows and skylights add to the open and airy feeling of this open concept space. Walk directly from the great room onto the 22`x30` deck to enjoy pastoral views of your own acreage. The master bedroom comes with large closets and ensuite bath. This 3 + 1 bedroom bungalow has approximately 2000 sq.ft. of living space on each level. The lower level is finished with laminate flooring throughout the family room and 4th bedroom which could also be used as a studio. The large lower level windows make the spaces bright and cheery. A great county home! $369,000 MLS 550450105

118 Pleasant Bay Rd $549,000 MLS 550230228

Wonderful building lot on a quiet country road approx. 8 minutes from Picton. A great place to build your country retreat and close to amenities, beaches, wineries, etc. $39,000 MLS 550830139

50 Hilltop Rd $1,000,000 MLS 550790214

3600 sq.ft. commercial space in downtown Picton. Ideal for retail of all kinds. $15 MLS QR165482

MOVE-IN READY!

Colin Henden Sales Rep

613-922-2251

colinhenden@remax.net

Tony Scott Sales Rep

613-503-0046

tony@remaxpec.ca

OVERLOOKING MACAULAY CONSERVATION – 3.78 acres, professionally landscaped property. Set back from the road is an elegant brick bungalow with over 4,000 sq. ft. of upscale living space on two levels. Includes an attached three-car garage and workshop PLUS a separate 1,000 sq. ft. light-filled space with it’s own entrance,  drywalled & heated – ideal for a home office or add a kitchen & bathroom for in-law suite or vacation rental. $739,000  MLS 550740452

This well built all brick bungalow is just minutes to Sandbanks with beautiful country views and the peaceful sounds of a mature forest right behind your 1 acre lot. 3+1 Bed, 3 bath and a large 2 car attached garage. Enjoy the flexibility of heating with the wood/oil combo or just relax by the fireplace in the finished rec room! Virtual tour online. $285,000 MLS 550540245

CARRYING PLACE – Perfect family home situated on a large, fully-fenced yard backing up to woods. Main floor features beautiful hardwood floors, 3 bedrooms, semi-ensuite 4-pce bath, lovely up-dated kitchen with dining area and walk-out to deck.  The lower level is tastefully-finished and features a spacious family room, 3 pce. bath, walk-out to the backyard and entrance to attached double-car garage.  Ideally located for commuting to Trenton and Belleville. $349,900 MLS 511720708

Fully updated 2 bedroom home on quiet street in Picton. Enjoy low monthly costs and stay close to all that downtown has to offer including shopping, parks, theatre and restaurants. Great starter or weekly rental. Call today for details. Quick closing available! Virtual tour online. $189,900 MLS 550650345

Cozy, low maintenance and low cost! 2 bedroom bungalow converted to one large bedroom with spacious and bright living room and kitchen. Pellet stove heats for roughly $5/day in the coldest months. Set back from the road with parking for 20+. The 1200 sq.ft. insulated and heated shop features a 14` door, 7 tonne hoist and a loft for storage. Virtual tour online. $239,000 MLS 550600166


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This home is ready for vacation fun! The living room includes an open dining area, a cozy fireplace, access to the back porch, and even acomputer corner. With lots of windows and room for guests to sit at the island, the kitchen is a relaxing hangout. A large bedroom and fullbath (complete with a generous tub and separate shower) reside on this floor. Downstairs, you’ll find two more bedrooms, DESIGN FORanLIVING another bathroom,and extra-spacious family room with sliding doors to outside. First Level: 1,152 sq. ft. Lower Level: 1,152 sq. ft. Total: 2,304 sq. ft. To see more details on this plan, visit www.selectfloorplans.ca/dfl and enter the plan number above. Use advanced search features to browse thousands of other home designs, including bungalow, two-storey, multi-level, and cottage country homes. Order blueprints No. SHSW2622 online or call Plan 1-800-663-6739 for more EASYGOING LEVELS information TWO on how to order and modify plans.

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58 WAYS LANDING MLS 550720096

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First Level: 1,152 sq. ft. Lower Level: 1,152 sq. ft. Total: 2,304 sq. ft.

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2983 COUNTY ROAD 8 Rare 80 acre water access farm in Waupoos. Adjacent to Waupoos Winery. Several outbuildings, store, sugar bush with newer equipment for maple syrup. Apple orchard. Perfect grape growing land.

$995,000 MLS 550860307

DOWNTOWN WAUPOOS Beautiful lot approx. 5.5 acres. Waterfront lot McKenzie Lane. Smith`s Bay access. Area of nice homes Excellent garden soil. 2 5.5 acres lots, $159,000 & $269,000 MLS 550880282D

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This home is ready for vacation fun! The living room includes an open dining area, a cozy fireplace, access to the back porch, and e computer corner. With lots of windows and room for guests to sit at the island, the kitchen is a relaxing hangout. A large bedroom an bath (complete with a generous tub and separate shower) reside on this floor. Downstairs, you’ll find two more bedrooms, another bath and an extra-spacious family room with sliding doors to outside.

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PRINYERS COVE $168,800 Level 75 feet waterfront lot with sand and pebble beach. Beautiful sunsets, partially cleared. MLS®550960147

STEPS TO DOWNTOWN $449,000 Clean, contemporary and well appointed living spaces to love in this century home. Home features hardwood and ceramic flooring, 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, upper floor laundry and private shaded backyard. MLS®550610115

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EAST LAKE - CLOSE TO SANDBANKS! $269,900 On the south side of East Lake 3 bedroom, 2 bath bungalow with double garage on 2.7 acres. Great family home or vacation rental! MLS®550760257

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BIG ISLAND CENTURY HOME $615,000 Built in 1870 this home is picture perfect Prince Edward County farmhouse. Many original architectural details have been preserved. MLS®550400054

BY THE HARBOUR $489,000 Enjoy in town living on a large lot with views of the Harbour. This circa 1840 triple brick home is featured in The Settlers Dream. It has been lovingly updated and maintained over the past 10 years. MLS®550680113

24 CRETNEY DRIVE $184,900 This 2 bedroom, 2 bath home has been renovated to meet the needs of someone who is physically impaired. Wheelchair accessible with new hardwood flooring throughout, walk in closet and outside ramp to front door. MLS®550270330

NATURE'S PARADISE $179,900 Build your designer home on this natural marshland waterfront overlooking Muscote Bay. 9.6 acres, seasonal creek. Great fishing! MLS®550090274


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Municipality still to decide direction on paid street parking DOWNTOWN, from page 1 Some construction, including some sidewalk work in the western end of the street is still to be completed, likely in the spring, but the full length of Picton Main will be open to vehicle traffic moving forward. Mayor Robert Quaiff said the rehabilitation project was one of the largest and most inescapably disruptive the municipality has ever undertaken. He said after years of planning and months of construction it felt good to see the downtown artery fully reopen to traffic. He thanked all businesses and residents for their patience during the construction. “We now have a beautiful commercial centre that is prepared to meet the needs of our community for decades to come,” he said prior to Sunday's ribbon cutting. He said it was a fantastic day for everyone involved in the project. “It's really great to see the street back up and operating finally,” he said. “…There's been a lot of aggravation and a lot of frustration from business owners but, at the end of the day, it had to be done and we did it in a manner that didn't disrupt too much.” While there's been a substantial impact on local businesses, Quaiff said he believes the improvements made to Main Street will eventually bring them added benefits. “We'll look at ways to

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enhance Main Street to attract people,” he said. Municipal parking meters were removed during the construction. Quaiff said Picton Main will have free parking until council decides a direction on paid parking. He said that could include the installation of a pay and display system. “We'll leave that to staff to get sorted out,” he said. From a municipal perspective, Quaiff said he was proud of the way the project was handled. Throughout the project, municipal staff, Greer Galloway and Taggart Construction worked with the Picton BIA to keep local businesses apprised of what was happening with the construction and

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gave them a chance to provide feedback as the rehabilitation proceeded. In a release from the municipality, Picton BIA chair Robyn Lewis said the association was thankful for the input and for council's willingness to delay construction through the summer. “The Picton BIA was grateful for the approval to re-open the Main Street for the peak season summer months,” Lewis said. “Without these months the impact could have been much greater on the small business community here in downtown Picton.” As way to mark the occasion, 400 $10 gift certificates for downtown Picton businesses were printed to serve as an extra incentive for coun-

ty residents to do their holiday shopping locally. The certificates were distributed during the Santa Claus parade. The $4,000 cost of the certificates was split evenly between the municipality and Taggart.

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Panthers earn win on school’s first OFSAA basketball trip PECI struggles to contain top teams in third quarter at provincials ADAM BRAMBURGER STAFF WRITER

They might not have returned home with a medal or the satisfaction of upsetting a favoured team, but the PECI Senior Basketball Panthers found some positives in the school's first experience on the OFSAA court. During their two days in Essex County, the Panthers managed to take a win and they also gave the top seed and eventual silver medalist a run for its money in a must -win game. "Overall, we were in the tournament," said coach Rob Garden. "Unlike our past playoff games, our poor third quarter was the difference (in losses). I think we played loose and free in the first half in all games and we didn't feel any pressure. However, once the girls got a sense thy were in the game and they could possibly upset a big team, they tightened up and made mistakes." Thursday morning, the 16th seed Panthers opened against the sixth-seed Eden Eagles. PECI showed it was eager to play on the provincial stage, grabbing an 8-1 lead off the tip. Eden countered, however, and their big shooter got hot. Jenneke Hilling outscored her foes with 13 of the Eagles' 16 points. Eden took a seven-point lead into the second half. As she had done so often in playoff competition, Hailey Van Rossum gave her team life by hitting a shot behind the three-point arc on the first possession of the half, but the Eagles would not cede control. Defensively, they took away time and space with ease. "They pressed us very hard and we turned the ball over," Garden said. "They sensed blood and kept the press on for the entire second half and went on to win the game 58-34."

CELEBRATING SUCCESS The PECI Panthers attended their first OFSAA banquet in Windsor last week before hitting the court for

three games at the provincial ‘AA’ championship. Clockwise from top left are Chloe MacDonald, Allison Hegadorn, Alannah Burris, Kylie Moyer, Abby Margetson, Lydia Snider, Vanessa Willis, Mackenzie Leavitt, Maddy Turpin, coach Rob Garden, Leah Matthews, Kelli-Anne Maycock, Lynsey Corbin, Hailey Van Rossum, Casey Hegadorn, and Hannah Smith. (John Liviero/Sooters Photography Studio)

Hilling led all scorers in the game with 21 points, while 10 of her teammates also found the basket. The Panthers got points from six players.Vanessa Willis was their top point getter and game MVP with a 13-point performance. Kylie Moyer added 10 and Van Rossum five. With a loss in the opener, the Panthers knew they'd have to win to stay alive when they returned to the gym Thursday night in a game that figured to be close against the MacDonaldCartier Panthères from Sudbury, who grabbed the 17th seed. Garden said the Panthers were able to slow the fastest guard they'd seen all season by employing a zone defence. PECI was up 10 points at the break, however

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MacDonald-Cartier would not go quietly. Their quickpaced attack allowed them to close the gap to four points going into the final stanza. The comeback only went that far, however, as the Panthers closed out another nail biter 44-40 for their first win of the tournament and a chance to keep playing. "Luckily, the girls had played in a number of close games this year and that experience allowed them to stay composed and win the game," Garden said. Van Rossum was the team MVP after scoring 13 points. Moyer had 12. Arianne Saumur was the bright spot for the northern club as she managed 23 points. Friday morning, the Pan-

thers faced the Londonbased Mother Teresa Spartans in another do-or-die match. While the Spartans entered the tournament as the top-seed, the Panthers knew they came as advertised as the teams played at Queen's University in September with the Spartans winning 54-38. At that time, Garden described the Spartans as the fastest team up an down the court the Panthers had seen. Perhaps knowing what they were up against, the garnet and white crew entered the daunting challenge with a relaxed atmosphere and it worked early. PECI was down just three points through the first two quarters. The third brought an

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inspired Spartans team eager to blow the game open and they did just that. With their aggressive, speedy style, Mother Teresa scored 20 points that quarter alone to the Panthers' three and they eventually won the game by a 54-32 mark. "The Spartans came out with a very aggressive fullcourt press and once again, we turned the ball over and they took control of the game," Garden said. Our girls hung tough for the remainder." At times during the game, the Panthers had five Grade 11s on the floor together to get much-needed experience for the future. They finished with Grade 12 veterans soaking up their final eligibility in a positive

light at the highest level of play. Van Rossum led the Panthers with 12 points, Willis had 10. Mother Teresa got 15 from Alison Cotton, 14 from McKenna Deering, and 12 from Neisa Long. Garden said throughout their OFSAA experience, the Panthers didn't manage to have their three big scorers — Van Rossum, Willis, and Moyer — all hitting shots at the same time and that made it difficult to win. The coach said there was a real sense of pride among his girls in their experience, right from attending the opening night banquet together to the final buzzer of the last game. "Overall, this was a great experience for our girls," he said. The Panthers finished their competitive year with a 24-11 record that included Bay of Quinte and COSSA championships and the elusive first berth and first win at OFSAA. The team played in five tournaments. Moving forward, the Panthers will be in a state of transition as nine senior players — Van Rossum, Willis, Moyer, Casey Hegadorn, Allison Hegadorn, Hannah Smith, Lydia Snider, Lynsey Corbin, and Mackenzie Leavitt are all eligible to move on. Chloe MacDonald, Leah Matthews, Kelli-Anne Maycock, Abby Margetson, Alannah Burris, and Maddy Turpin could return next year. Meanwhile, the Panthers have one more highlight to come as they'll be playing in the World Youth Basketball Tournament in Kona, Hawaii Dec. 16-23. The Panthers are scheduled to face teams from California, North Dakota, Alberta, and Hawaii. Before they become too focused on that tournament, however, the Panthers will have a chance to soak in the support of their school and community and relish the achievements thus far. “It’s been a really busy week, but this is what we’ve been working on and waiting for,” Garden said. “Still, the kids are going around the school just beaming. It has been awesome.”

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LINING IT UP Panthers alternate captain Celina Fox cradles the puck in the slot during practice Tuesday. The veteran forward will be counted on for offence this season as the Panthers hope to remain in contention. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

was our first game together as a team and I definitely think we will progress over the season and get even better," she said. Coach Laurie Spencer was encouraged by another factor. The Panthers skated with an experienced Bayside team she learned lost a one-goal decision to the St. Theresa Titans, the perennial measuring stick in the local league. "That's good for us if we stayed with Bayside and Bayside stayed with St. T's," she said. Spencer said the Panthers will benefit from the allaround strong play of speedy centre Terpstra and the goalscoring abilities of Fox, who proved to be one of the club's

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team is looking forward to tournament play in Napanee against some high-end clubs. "Going up against those harder teams make you play stronger, it's beneficial," said Fox. Terpstra added it will be a good bonding experience. Fox and Terpstra acknowledged the team does feel

chosen to play forward against this year. That's the best thing about high school hockey. It's OK to make mistakes, that's how you learn," Spencer said. "Sometimes they're not comfortable trying a new position in rep leagues. I was quite pleased when they say they wanted to try forward again. They've really shown some growth." The coach added the Panthers also welcomed two players who haven't played much hockey in the past, but are dedicated and eager to help their teammates however possible. The Panthers are home twice next week, to Moira Tuesday, and to St. Paul Thursday, both at 3 p.m. The games should give the team valuable experience leading into its first match-up with St. Theresa Dec. 15 in Belleville. Later in December, the

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Panthers look to return to playoffs and win in boys hockey this season Coach expects solid team defence, goaltending will help PECI to upper end of league standings ADAM BRAMBURGER STAFF WRITER

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After a disappointing finish to their 2015-2016 campaign, the PECI Boys Hockey Panthers are hopeful they can return to the post-season and win a game this time around. With a smaller league without entries from Moira, St. Paul, or North Hastings, the Panthers will have just eight games to make an impression, but coach Ron Norton and coach/general manager Hugh Cameron believe they've assembled a team that can be very competitive.

"I'd be disappointed if we didn't make the playoffs. I'd like to think we'll be in the top three and it'd be nice to be second," Norton said, noting Centre Hastings looks to be the powerhouse again this year. The coach said the Panthers' strong suit this year will likely be its play defensively. "I would have to think we're going to be stable and maybe even strong in our own end. I'll be somewhat disappointed if we give up on average more than four goals against," he said. Goaltending is a big part of that as veteran Carter Whitteker has the ability to steal

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games. "He showed when he comes to compete, he was a reason we were there. If he maintains that confidence throughout, he can be a key piece," Norton said. Scoring will likely come by committee. Last year's captain Andrew Ward will be counted on to shoulder much of the load. A strong player at both ends of the ice, Norton believes Ward could be playing and contributing at the Junior C level. Instead, he's back to lead the Panthers. Riley Young will also be counted on to score, while Norton believes the slick, skilled Justin Arnold could have a break-out year as a setup man if he simplifies his game. Riley St. Pierre is a younger player the coaching staff hopes will be able to step into a bigger role this year. The Panthers are also pleased that Dryden Norton will be returning to the lineup as a Grade 12 veteran. Cameron said he has a presence about him that can pick up his teammates and motivate them. He'll be a leader who still stand up for his fellow Panthers and also bring a calming influence to the team. "He makes good decisions, he has the move when one

needs to be made and a stick when one needs to be there," said Cameron. Norton added the returning vet also offers a heavy shot. Overall, the coaching staff likes the make-up of the team. Norton said he has seen a change in the attitude from when he first started coaching the program. He said the senior players are making more of an effort to include the younger players and they're all showing up at the rink with a purpose. If the Panthers are in the playoff hunt, Cameron hopes the team is ready to take another step. "We made it to the playoffs last year for the first time in many moons. We'd like to continue that trend and go deeper this year," he said. "The guys on the team last year‌I'm not sure if they were star struck, or completely overwhelmed. The attempt in the playoffs last year was a disappointment. This is a new year." The Panthers were to open their regular season last night against the East Northumberland Blue Dragons after press time. Their next action is Dec. 7 against the Nicholson Crusaders at 3 p.m. at the Huff Estates Arena in Picton.

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The Kerr Construction Prince Edward County Peewee BB Kings picked up three of a possible four points this weekend to move their overall record (including tournament play) to an impressive 22-9-3. The Kings latest triumph came on Sunday when they whitewashed the visiting Norwood Hornets 6-0. Gerrit Kempers got the Kings rolling early when he jammed home a loose puck at the side of the net and the locals never looked back. Reese Kleinsteuber had a hat trick for the Kings while Aiden Reddick and Nic Foster added singles. Assists went to Ben Smith (two), Riley Grimmon (two),

Jarret Osterhout, Kempers and affiliated call ups Issac Krentz and Emerson Byford. Nolan Lane picked up his sixth shutout on the season. On Saturday, the Kings had a glorious chance to upend the host Frontenac Flyers but were unable to capitalize in the late going. Tied late, the Kings were afforded a man-advantage opportunity inside the final three minutes of the game but were unable to find the range and move ahead of the hosts. Reddick, Kempers and Foster all tallied for the Kings while helpers went to Foster and Trevin Bartlett. The Kings are in Bancroft on Saturday and return home to the Essroc Arena on Sunday to tangle with the Flyers. Puck drop is at 4:15 p.m.


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Dukes build confidence with bounce-back 7-2 road win in Lindsay Wellington rebounds from 4-1 loss to Trenton Friday night JASON PARKS STAFF WRITER

Regroup, recharge and refocus. Those would likely be the marching orders for the Wellington Dukes as they capped a disastrous month of November by securing a crucial two points in a 7-2 win over the host Lindsay Muskies on Sunday. Wellington (15-10-3) had just three wins in nine games over the last 30 days and that poor stretch of play explains why the locals have fallen nearly 20 points back of East division-leading Trenton and well behind the leaders of the North-East Conference. The club was step-for-step with the conference hierarchy of which they were once seemingly permanent residents however Trenton and the likes have bulked up their roster with out of province and former major junior stars. Wellington has added a few nice pieces in the forms of Mitchell Mendonca and Mitch Martan but the club has yet to regain the form that parlayed success in the first 15 games of the campaign. “It's the same group that got off to the good start at the beginning of the year but the issue comes when those top teams add Junior A players, it becomes a bit of a problem,” Wellington coach and general manager Marty Abrams said. Hopefully for local hockey fans, Sunday's win and the turn of the calendar will lead to some success and Wellington can get back to within

NO HOLDING BACK Wellington Duke Colin Doyle tries to corral Trenton Golden Hawks defenceman Chays Ruddy during the second period of action Friday night at Essroc Arena. While the visitors downed the Dukes 4-1, Wellington managed to break a three game losing streak when they bested the host Lindsay Muskies 7-2 on Sunday afternoon. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)

shouting distance of the OJHL's top clubs. It was a determined Wellington squad that took a 3-0 lead to the dressing room after 20 minutes of play Sunday and the locals never looked back. Brent House and Brayden Stortz banged home powerplay goals while Nic Mucci had a shorthanded marker as the club's special teams sprang to life. “We were a team that needed a win and to score some goals and we accomplished both,” Abrams said. “Our special teams were outstanding that game. Our

power play and our penalty kill was strong and you need that on the road,” the coach added. Kyle Prendel converted a Mack Warren feed early in the second to make it a four-goal game. The host Muskies made a game of it by scoring a pair in the middle part of the stanza but Wellington got its scoring touch back in the third. Mendonca picked up his third and fourth helpers of the game on a pair of Mucci goals that marked the first Wellington Dukes hat trick since Stortz's three-goal effort Oct. 21 against Orangeville.

“When Mucci's playing his game, he can be a real force in this league and when that top line goes, we go,” Abrams said. In the late going, Justin Bean had his third helper thanks to Austin Labelle's first goal in 20 games. Abrams said Labelle has been putting the time in practice everyday to bust out of a sophomore slump. “We certainly expected more offensive numbers from him this season but he works hard every day and it was nice to see him get rewarded Sunday,” the coach added. Friday night's contest in

Wellington against Trenton was scoreless after one period and that was bad omen as the hosts were quick to the puck and had a handful of opportunities to break the ice. “I can remember three breakaways or partial breakaways and we didn't come away with anything,” Abrams said. “Either we misfired or their goalie made a big save so I felt after the first that the game might have been better for us if we were able to get that lead.” In the second, Wellington came undone after a turnover in their own zone lead to the games first goal.

After sustained pressure, defenceman Louis DiMatteo sent the puck to the Wellington where Ben Scheel tipped it past Connor Ryckman at 4:44. Up 1-0, Trenton scored a similar goal at 10:12 and added another at just over 30 seconds later to essentially take the locals out of the contest. “Take those six minutes away and it's a much closer game,” Abrams said. “That's why we talk about playing a full 60 minutes and being able to ride out those highs and lows. When we got down, we didn't recover.” Martan would score off a goal mouth scramble under a minute later, but that was all Wellington would muster. Lucas Brown would add another goal in the third to make it a 4-1 final. The contest served as the debut of Rory Milne. The former Cobourg Cougar was acquired last week from the Cochrane Crunch of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League in exchange for winger Dean Kiriacou. Abrams said the forward is a two-way player with OJHL experience. “He adds depth and experience to this forward group and I thought he was really good on Sunday. He's always been reliable and dependable any of the times we've seen him play against us.” Wellington will look to build on Sunday's road win when they host the 5-21-2 Pickering Panthers on Friday. Next Tuesday, the locals will face a much stiffer test when they travel to Whitby to battle the Fury who were 20-61 through their first 27 contests.

Pirates win two of four games in busy stretch to sit two points out of third place Call-up Nate Boomhower delivers hat-trick performance in victory over Amherstview CHAD IBBOTSON STAFF WRITER

It was a busy week for Picton's Junior C club as the Pirates played four games in six nights, collecting a pair of wins. The club came away with a 5–1 victory over the Amherstview Jets on Thursday before falling to the Port Hope Panthers 5–2 on Saturday. The Pirates were then defeated in a tight overtime contest in Gananoque by a score of 2–1 before facing the Islanders again on Tuesday, ultimately taking a 5–3 road win. Midway through the season the Pirates are 10-11-1 with 21 points in 22 games. The club currently sits in fourth place in the PJHL's Tod division, just two points back of Gananoque. Picton coach Chris Masterson said through the first half of the season the team has been able to establish a strong forechecking system and the overall work ethic has been a positive. “Systems-wise, the boys are understanding what we're asking them to do and are doing it,” he said.

Masterson said there's still room for improvement over the back half, but one of the biggest issues the team has faced through 22 games has been a depleted roster due to injuries, illness and suspensions. Another issue has been a lack of discipline at times. “Discipline is our number one issue as a group,” Masterson said. The Pirates had to survive an early Amherstview power play on Thursday. The Pirates killed the penalty and affiliated player Nate Boomhower came out of the box just in time to join a rush. T.J. Patterson collected the puck behind the net and fed it to Boomhower in the slot for a tap in. Picton went back to work and, at 6:32, were rewarded with another twoon-one rush. This time Maracle fed Patterson for another tap in. The goal came after a few good pushback shifts from the Jets and seemed to deflate the visitors. Maracle made it 3–0 midway through the second with Patterson and Boomhower picking up assists. With two minutes left in the frame, Cody Jodoin pounced on an oppor-

defence. “That's what we've been preaching all year and we've shown flashes of it and we did on Thursday night for sure,” he said. He also pointed to the club's goaltending as a difference-maker. It was a different story for Picton on Saturday as the Pirates took on the powerhouse Port Hope Panthers. Masterson said at least four regular forwards were out of the lineup and the team's fatigue began to show as the game wore on. Just 1:02 into the opening period Wyley Veinot made it 1–0 Port Hope. Jordon Cannons responded with the tying goal at 3:52, but less than three minutes later Dalton Lawrence regained the Panthers lead. Jacob Murphy evened the score again with four and a half minutes left in the period and the deadlock carried over into the middle frame. From there, the Panthers seemed to take control. Mike COOLING THE JETS Picton Pirates forward T.J. Patterson drives toward the Amherstview goal with Smith and Jon Campbell Jets netminder Adam Redgate cutting the angle. Patterson tallied a goal and four assists in the game, added goals in the second and Campbell sealed the win with while Redgate made 29 saves on 34 shots in the losing effort. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff) an empty-net goal to make the tunity and cut the deficit to terson and Maracle just 1:48 Masterson said the key to final score 5–2. The Panthers two, but it proved to be the Jets' into the final frame and com- the victory was establishing a out-shot the Pirates 30–8 over pleted the hat trick at 10:38, strong forecheck early, chip- the final 40 minutes. only goal of the game. Boomhower added a again with Maracle and Pat- ping pucks in deep and using speed to wear down the Jets' See PIRATES, page 30 power-play marker from Pat- terson collecting assists.


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CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING RATES AND INFORMATION CLASSIFIED ADS: $6.25 for 15 words or less. 14¢ each additional word. BIRTHS, MEMORIAMS, CARDS OF THANKS: 17¢ each word, minimum $10.50 (50 words)

ARTiCLES fOR SALE

1931 kENNEDy standup radio, serial#1037, 21” long, 39”high, 12” wide. $500. 613-847-9802. 4 WiNTER tires on rims for sale, used two winters, 205/55R16. Excellent condition. $200. 613-476-6118. ATTN: BREWERiES AND DISTILLERIES. Custom Newdale Malt Barley and Heritage Rye. Grown onsite in PEC. Certified seed. Malted or bulk grain delivered. 2017 crop. Competitive pricing. Order now. 613-654-1400. ATv’S, SNOWmOBiLES. The snow is coming. Repair & replace covers & seats before the season starts. Weldon 613-885-6871.

County Traders We Purchase Estates Furniture & Antiques BUY, SELL, TRADE 39 Stanley Street Bloomfield, Ontario OPEN WED. - SAT. 10am-4pm SUN. 12 noon -4pm

613-393-9993 888-905-9993

fARm fRESH EGGS, candled for your food safety. #1102 County Road 12. Phone 613-393-5671. fOuR 16” STEEL rims, very good condition, $120 or best offer. Phone 613-403-0067. GET READy for winter now. Cut your own firewood. Easy access. $50 a cord. Phone 613-813-0842.

CENTRAL BOILER OUTDOOR FURNACES

ASK US ABOUT THE NEW

EDGE

WINTER REBATE SAVINGS UP TO $800

WOOD HEAT SOLUTIONS

Call for more information Your local DEALER

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FRANKFORD, ON 613.398.1611 BANCROFT, ON 613.332.1613

iCE AuGER 10” Jiffy STX $350; Table saw, floor model on wheels, $300; Delta scroll saw, $100; Router package, table, router & bits, $200. Phone 613-476-5405 evenings.

MAR J’S HAND KNITS Baby sets, socks, mitts, toques, helmets, tea cosies, leg warmers, slippers, children’s sweaters. Marj Struthers

613-476-4229

WiNTER TiRES 2057015 on rims Goodyear Nordic Winter less than 14000km. $475. Call 613-476-5509

ARTiCLES fOR SALE

WiNTER TiRES, four 205/50 R17, Sailun Ice Blazer, good condition. $300. Call 476-7509. WOODBuRNiNG STOvE, glass door, takes 24” logs. Phone Don, 613-393-1682.

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.

NEW APPLIANCES

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

PAYS CASH$$$

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 ANTiquES

CASH PAiD fOR. Old milk bottles.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. NOW iS the time of year to get your favorite piece of furniture refinished. 25 years experience. 613-847-3159.

fARm

HAy fOR SALE for all classes of livestock. ALSO charolais bull for sale or rent. 613-476-8495.

PETS

BRiNG yOuR dog to Winstead Dogs – Training & Boarding. Reliable, experienced, superb care, and reasonable rates. Dog Training group classes or private lessons available. 613-393-2729. www.winsteaddogs.com GENTLE TOuCH GROOMING & TRAINING offering at home services for dogs, cats, and other small animals. Contact Richelle 613-920-2326.

CARS AND TRuCkS

GREAT vEHiCLES for under $5000 call Joe Lightfoot Motors. Our vehicles come saftied, e-tested, warrantied and have at least a half tank of gas. Call for appointment 613-813-5401, 314 Cty Rd. 10 (Cherry Valley Road).

fOR RENT

Tractor, Snow Blower John Deere with

$1,850

grass cutter . Call and leave message

613-476-7320

SimPLE CREmATiON $1,695 + HST

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1 BEDROOm, very large unit with lots of character located at 44 Main St Picton, $950 monthly includes heat, water, laundry, parking, storage unit. If rented for the 1st of December 1/2 off first months rent promotion. Adult only, pet free building. Parking for small car only. Text Jeff for more info 613-849-8933.

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fOR RENT

3 BEDROOm bungalow with granny suite within, walking distance to Main St shopping. $1500 monthly, first/last required. No Animals. Available immediately. Phone 613-476-3125. BEAuTifuL ONE plus bedroom apartment located close to Main Street. This 900 square foot unit has a private balcony. Parking for 1 car. A must see! For more information call (613) 771-3203. Rent $795.00 monthly plus electricity, available Dec. 15th. CHERRy vALLEy/PICTON area indoor and outdoor storage. Storage for cars, boats, rv’s, trailers, etc. If it has wheels we store it. Prices vary depending on size. Looking for storage while not at a Vacation Park? You do not have to move it back and forth from home! Secure indoor storage by appointment. Owner lives on site and controls access. Please Contact 613-503-1819 DOWNTOWN PiCTON loft for rent. Fabulous 2 storey loft in the heart of Picton with vaulted ceilings, original hardwood floors, two car covered parking, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, in-suite laundry, gourmet kitchen with upgraded appliances, large kitchen island, ample storage, gas fireplace and so much more. $1,950 monthly, Immediate occupancy. Call 613-922-8555.

LOTS AND ACREAGE

WANTED ACREAGE AND LOTS. 50+ acres, building lots and waterfront. With/without houses/buildings. 613-654-1400.

WANTED

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 picked up free and will do moving, dump runs of brush, eavestrough cleaning, lawn cutting, garage & basement cleaning

CALL CHAPPY’S

613-476-2994 or 613-242-0117

EmPLOymENT WANTED

A WiNTER DAy is the time to 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 ARE yOu looking for some help with the upkeep of your home? Please call 613-920-8393.

SHEILA BRUSHEY

Catering. Buffet lunches, dinners and banquets. Now taking orders for Christmas parties. Sandwich trays, hors d’oeuvres and homemade dessert trays.

613-393-5021

HELP WANTED

fARmHAND WANTED. Experience in crops, cattle, farm machinery an asset. 613-399-3393. Find it in the classified!

HELP WANTED

CASuAL PART TimE Housekeeping and Laundry Aides required for West Lake Terrace, our LTC home in Picton. For Job qualifications please go to our website, omniway.ca listed under careers. Please submit resume to dking@omniway.ca or fax: 613-3932592. OMNI is committed to offering accommodations to applicants with disabilities wherever possible. If you require assistance or accommodation during the application or hiring process, please contact us at: mlegros@omniway.ca, phone 705-7486631, or by fax 705-742-9197. fARm LABOuRERS for pruning, weeding, hoeing and harvesting. Must have own transportation and willing to work weekends. Fax resume to 613-476-1309 or email blueberry@kos.net LAuNDRy fARmS, Terry Laundry & Jean Oram. Seasonal full time positions needed for 2017 growing season for 2017 growing season. $11.40 per hour, duties include weeding, planting & harvesting, preparing produce for market, in all weather, heavy lifting, bending for extended periods, must be available for weekends and overtime. Mail resume to 530 Cty Rd. 1 Picton, ON K0K 2T0 or email jeanoram@aol.com SEASONAL fARm Labourers, April to October 2016. Duties include: planting, weeding, harvesting and heavy lifting.7 days per week. Must have transportation. Wage is 11.25/hour. Please send resumes to Hagerman Farms 13644 Loyalist Pkwy Picton ON K0K 2T0 or email to Hagerman_farms@yahoo.com

Includes transfer from local place of death (20 km), required documentation, transfer to crematorium, cremation casket and urn, cremation fee and Coroner’s cremation certificate.

Hicks FUNERAL HOME

& CREMATION CENTRE

Hicks Funeral Home and Cremation Centre - providing full range of services to our community. Locally owned and operated. www.hicksfuneralhome.ca 2 Centre Street, Picton 476-5571 Robert C. Osborne 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 12 noon

SPECiAL NOTiCES

ANNUAL COMMUNITY CAROL SERVICE Sunday, December 4th, 2016 Picton United Church

Procession of Choirs 6:45 pm Come and hear local choirs and join us in singing your favourite carols!

Freewill offering for local charities

THE PRiNCE Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association assists clients by arranging Home Maintenance (heavy housework, snow shovelling and odd jobs). Any people interested in providing such services at competitive rates are asked to come into the Community Care office, 74A King Street, Picton, to fill out an information form. You must have your own transportation. Deadline date is December 9, 2016 at 4:30pm. www.communitycareforseniors.org

LOST

LOST GENERATOR

FOLLOWING THE PICTON PARADE ON SUNDAY, OUR GENERATOR FELL OF OUR FLOAT SOMEWHERE ALONG COUNTY ROAD 34 (NEAR ANDERSON FARMS). IF FOUND, PLEASE CONTACT EMMANUEL AT 613-393-2234.

CRAfT SALE

County Holiday Fair Sunday, December 11 • 11am - 5pm

Local artisans, unique gifts, gorgeous fashions, hand crafted jewelry, nature photography, spiced mulled cider, artisan cheese tasting... a one of a kind experience presented by: The County Cider Co., Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Co., Laila Goddess Comfort Wear, and many more.

AFTON'S BARBER SHOP OPEN December 6th 362 Talbot Street just walk in 613-885-3715

BuSiNESS SERviCES

BLACK RIVER TREE SERVICE

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

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10 years Experience

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FREE ESTIMATES

BAXTER ARTS CENTRE 3 Stanley St., Bloomfield RR2 PICTON

476-6717


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MEMORIAM

VAN HAARLEM- In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather, Peter Van Haarlem, who passed away Nov. 30th, 1999. The years may wipe out many things But this they’ll wipe out never. The memory of those happy days. Which we have spent together. Laura and family.

DEATHS

Steve Smith & Jessica Cole joyfully announce the birth of their first granddaughter,

Mia Melissa

on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 5lbs, 11oz. Proud parents are Courtney Smith & Troy Keegan. Thanks guys, she’s beautiful!

CARDS OF THANKS

Thank you to all those who contributed to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation in memory of Doug Lester. Your thoughtfulness helped to raise $2000 toward much needed medical equipment. Jean Lester and family That was a SURPRISE Party. I want to thank my family, for all the planning they did to pull this off, for those who came out to help celebrate, the gifts, cards, best wishes and messages sent. Also to Marlene Blakely for making the cake and cupcakes. some new memories were made. Art Cole.

MEMORIAMS

ALGAR, Wayne. In loving memory of my Poppy, who passed away December 9, 2010. What I wouldn’t give... to ride around in that old truck with him. Miss you Poppy every day! Love Brodie KERR, Darlene Wife, Mother, Grandma August 14, 1962-December 4, 2008 We little knew that morning, God was to call your name, In life we loved you dearly, In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, You did not go alone, For part of us went with you, The day God called you home. You left us beautiful memories, Your love is still our guide, And though we cannot see you, You are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, And nothing seems the same, But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again. Love Ron, Chris (Jen) Addison, Tim (Emily).

In loving memory of a dear Mom and Nanny

Shirley Faye Kirby

Who left us December 5, 2005 Your wings were ready But my heart was not... Sadly remembered but not forgotten Daughter Cheryl, son-in-law Paul, grandchildren Victoria and Tyler

SNIDER- LILLIAN. May 18, 1932Dec. 2, 2009 Gone but not forgotten Think of you often; missing you. Daughters Helen Williams, Brenda Polmateer, son-in-law Lawrence, your grandchildren and great grandchildren, sister Thressai Fox and her husband Royden.

BARSLEY, James Stuart “Jim”

Peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Monday November 28th, 2016. Jim Barsley of Picton, at the age of 61. Beloved son of Maisie Barsley of Picton. Cherished husband of Cathy. Dear father of Michael Fraser (Stacey) of Belleville, Tammy Barsley (Will), Jason Barsley (Kassandra) all of Picton. Dear brother of many. Dear Poppa of Miranda, Ethan, Dylan, Breyanna, Boston, Selena and Rebecca. A celebration of Jim’s life will follow at a later date. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the

Whattam Funeral Home

33 Main Street, Picton www.whattamfuneralhome.com

CRANE, Arlene Joyce

After a combination of illnesses of Wegeners Granvlomatosis and finally lung cancer. At Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Monday November 28th, 2016. Arlene Crane of Cherry Valley at the age of 77. Beloved wife of William. Dear mother of William Jr. (Carol) of Sault Ste. Marie, Debbie (nee: Latchford) (Randy Burry) of Picton, Daryl (Barbara) of Picton and Trevor (Colette) of Chatham. Proud grandmother of Aimy, Cameron, Alecia, Christopher, Carrie, Michael, Halle, Jillian and step grandmother of Brian. Sadly missed by her great grandchildren Abby, Landon, Bria, Isabella, Morgan, Nathan, Olivia and Brooklyn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Gregory The Great Roman Catholic Church, on Monday December 5th, at 2 p.m. Reverend Father Robert Chisholm to officiate. Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Friends are invited to visit with the family at the funeral home on Monday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the

Whattam Funeral Home

33 Main Street, Picton www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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DEATHS

GUERNSEY, Garry Arthur

Died suddenly at his home in Blackstock, Ontario on Friday November 25th, 2016. Garry Guernsey, formerly of The County, at the age of 78. Loved father of Wendy Hook and her husband Larry of Trenton and Kelli Farrell and her husband Mike of Port Perry and the late Brad. Cherished grandpa of Eric, Jessica, Mitchell and Breanna.  Dear brother of Rae, Fred, Harley, Peter, Rex, Paul, Patti-Lynn, Anne, Sue, Tim and the late Leona and remembered fondly by their families.  Mr. Guernsey is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario. Funeral Service will be held at the Cherry Valley United Church, Cherry Valley, Ontario on Thursday December 1st at 2 p.m. Ms. Janelle Shaw officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m.

DEATHS

HANDLEY, James Earl

Died peacefully at his home in Cherry Valley on Tuesday November 22nd, 2016. Earl Handley, at the age of 93. Beloved husband for over seventy years of Jean.  Loved father of Linda Storms (Lorne), Suzanne Denard, Shirley LaLonde, Jim (Barb), Billy (Martha), Nancy Wadforth (Terry), Joan Handley and the late Bobby.  Proud grandfather and great grand-father.  At Earl’s request there will be no funeral service or public visitation.  If desired, donations to the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the

Whattam Funeral Home

33 Main Street, Picton www.whattamfuneralhome.com

RUTTAN, Cecil Henry

GRIEVE, Betty Mae

Peacefully, with family by her side, at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Friday November 25th, 2016. Betty Grieve (nee Chadwick), of Wellington, formerly of Toronto and Norwood, at the age of 89. Beloved wife of sixty-seven years of Gil and mother of Jim and his wife Carolyn of Belleville. Loved grandma of Kristy Macintosh and her husband Jason of Cambridge and Katie Grieve of Belleville and great-grandmother of Braxton and Mollie.  Betty was a member of Red Hats, Ladies of the Lake and was passionate about painting scenes and people that she loved.  A Service in Celebration of Betty’s life will be held at the Wellington United Church on Thursday, December 1st at 11 a.m. The Reverend Stevan Spicer officiating. Cremation has taken place. A reception will be held following the service at The Wellington on the Lake Recreation Centre. If desired, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the

Peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday November 26, 2016 in his 68th year. Cecil, beloved husband of the love of his life Nina (nee Fraser) of 48 years of Stirling. Loving father of Russell (Johneatta) of Tweed and Keith (Amanda) of Centerville. Dear grandfather of Joseph & Timothy, Nicholas & Mathew and Chrystal. Caring great grandfather of Roman, Ariana and Harlie. Also remembered by Trudy. Survived by his siblings Louise (Mike), Don (Martha), Allan (Betty) and Lillian. Devoted uncle and friend to many. The family will receive friends at the Wartman Funeral Home “Napanee Chapel” for a Memorial Reception on Sunday Dec. 4, 2016 from 1 to 4 pm. With Words of Remembrance at 3 pm. A private family interment will be held at Glendale Cemetery, Picton. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations by cheque or credit card to the Heart & Stroke foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at www.wartmanfuneralhomes.com

Whattam Funeral Home

33 Main Street, Picton www.whattamfuneralhome.com

O’NEIL, George Murney

It is with great sadness on November 26, 2016 that George Murney O'Neil passed away peacefully with his family at home at the age of 77. Beloved husband of Loreen O'Neil (Carter). Loved father to Jackie and her husband Norman Mowbray. Proud grandfather of Brandon (partner Amanda Higham), Erin and the late Justin and Sara Mowbray. As desired by Mr. O'Neil there will be no visitation or service. Cremation has taken place.   

SHARPE, Edward

Passed away suddenly at the Crown Ridge Nursing Home, Trenton on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 Edward Sharpe at the age of 88. Beloved husband of 67 years of Laura Sharpe. Dear father of Linda (Ken) Nott, Larry (Gwen) Sharpe and Patti Sharpe. Remembered by his grandchildren Laurie, Scott (Amy), Erin, Adam (Nicole) and his 5 great grandchildren. Predeceased by his granddaughter Andrea. Survived by his sister Betty Stack and brothers Farley and David Sharpe. As per Ed’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service. Spring interment Wellington Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME, 288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON. Online donations and condolences at www.ainsworthfuneralhome.com

DEATHS

Suzanne Harris Paterson (nee MItchell)

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 22. Beloved wife of Jim Paterson, loving mother of Jim, Ian and Cathy Harris, and daughter-in-law LeeAnne McAlear, and sister of the late John Mitchell, she will be dearly missed. Sue was a caring, compassionate, kind and loving wife, mother and friend. She always had a kind word and a radiant, infectious smile. She made everyone she met feel special and loved. A reception will be held on Sunday, December 11 from 5:30-8p in the Trillium Room at the Granite Club, 2350 Bayview Ave, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sue’s memory may be made to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation (Online: pecmhf.ca/help; Mail: PECMH Auxiliary, 389 Main St, Suite #3, Picton ON K0K 2T0; In person: at Whattam’s Funeral Home, 33 Main St, Picton or PEC Memorial Hospital, 403 Main St East, Picton), VON Picton Adult Day Program (cheques made out to VON Adult Day Program, 80 Division St, Trenton ON K8V 5S5, attn: Petra Lepage), or the charity of your choosing.

Whattam www.whattamfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home

TUBBS, John Marshall

Peacefully, with his family by his side, at Toronto General Hospital on Friday, November 25, 2016, in his 73rd year. Persevering and optimistic until the very end. Cherished husband for 42 years to Mary. Proud father of Graeme (Emily), Anne-Louise, and Julia. Loving brother of Karen (Paul). Special brother-in-law to Juli, Dave and Nancy. Devoted grandfather to his three grandchildren, Julianna, Evelyn and Corbin. Remembered and missed by many nieces, nephews, innumerable friends and students. Dedicated teacher, enthusiastic fisherman, cook, coach, and gardener, who fought hard to live life to the fullest. Friends are invited to drop in to a celebration of life at the Belleville Club, 210 Pinnacle St, Belleville, on Thursday December 1, 2016, between 6:00 - 8:30 pm. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Carman Cemetery, 853 Carman Road, Brighton Township, at 11:00, followed by reception at the adjacent school house. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the BURKE FUNERAL HOME (613968-6968) 150 Church St., Belleville, Ontario. Memorial donations to Belleville General Hospital Foundation or Sick Kids Foundation would be appreciated by the family.    Online condolences www.burkefuneral.ca

DEATHS

PRINGLE, Larry

On November 29, 2016, Larry Pringle passed away at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, at the age of 63. Larry was the beloved husband of Susan (nee Allen). Loved son of Clara and the late Everett Pringle. Survived by his brother Stephen and his wife Linda of Belleville and predeceased by brother David. Larry will be missed by his nieces and nephews Jody (Corinna), Keith (Franci), Danielle (Brad), Stacy (Al), Lorraine (Scott), Tommy (Amanda), Brandi (Anthony), Anthony (Jenny) and Kim (Rob) and his numerous great nieces and nephews. Mr. Pringle is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday December 5 at 11 am. The Reverend Jamie Harwood officiating. Interment Cressy Cemetery. Memorial donations to Camp Trillium / GIFT would be appreciated. The family will receive friends on Monday morning from 10 am. until service time.

Whattam www.whattamfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home

WELBANKS, Ruth Marian

Peacefully at Kentwood Park on Saturday November 26th, 2016. Marian Welbanks, formerly of Westwind Condominiums, at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Earl. Loved mother of Don and his wife Louise of Ottawa, Tim and his wife Paula of Chatham, Blair of Picton and the late Arnold, and mother-in-law of Eleanor Plewes (Paul). Dear grandma of David Plewes (Christina), Brad Plewes and Valerie Welbanks (Patrick Dawkins) and great-grandma of Lauren.  Daughter of the late Charles and Georgianna Fraleigh and sister of the late Charles Fraleigh and Louise Ward. Loved by her many nieces and nephews and their families. Mrs. Welbanks is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Friday December 2nd at 2 p.m.The Reverend Richard Hamilton officiating. Interment to follow at Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, donations to Picton United Church or Community Living Prince Edward would be appreciated. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 1 p.m. until service time.

Whattam www.whattamfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home

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November 5, 1940 - November 21, 2016 It is with great sadness we announce  that after her valiant fight with cancer, at the age of 76, Gerry passed away November 21, 2016 at 7:45am. She is predeceased by her parents Albert and Muriel Reeve (nee Morris). She leaves behind her loving husband Roger, children RobbyLynn (Don), Cheryl (Wayne), Keith, Dave (Valerie), step-son Michel (Anne), 8 grand children, 4 step-grand children, 3 great-grand children, and 2 step-great-grand children. She will also be missed by her brother Graham (Marilyn) of Nova Scotia, cousin Phil Morris (Catherine), extended family and many friends. We would like to thank  the care staff at the Shawville Hospital for their compassion throughout Gerry's battle with cancer. There will be a memorial Saturday December 2, 2016 at 2pm at the Bethel Pentecostal Church, 209 Center St. Shawville, QC with a small luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.   

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Cruickshank Construction, a leading road builder and aggregate supplier located in Ontario has openings for On-Call and Spare combination snow plow/salter drivers with an AZ/DZ license in the following locations: t t t t

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AUCTION SALE

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7TH

AT 5:00 P.M. AUCTION SALE DOUG JARRELL SALES ARENA, BELLEVILLE Gibbard dresser/mirror & 2 matching night stands, antique dining table/jackknife leaf (needs refinishing) & 3 chairs, sideboard & china cabinet, 4 slat back dining chairs, tea wagon, entertainment unit, bookcase, single bed, plant tables, qty. of glass & china, cups & saucers, vases, 12 place setting of stainless flatware with serving pieces, Christmas decorations, floor & table lamps, old prints & frames, sports cards & collectibles, garden & shop tools & numerous other pieces. See my web site for detailed list & photos. DOUG JARRELL AUCTIONS 613-969-1033 www.dougjarrellauctions.com

Babies of 2016!

$ 00 plus HST!

We can’t wait to see the babies born in 2016! Here’s your opportunity to show off those little ones (just a little). We will be publishing our Annual Showcase of Babies on Thursday, January 26, 2017. Just bring in, or email your baby’s colour picture, along with the information below on or before January 20, 2017!

Don’t miss out!

Baby’s Name: _______________________________ Date of Birth: _______________________________ Weight:________________Time: ________________

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Picton puts together strong efforts in back-to-back road games in Gananoque

Despite leading the contest for over 50 minutes, the “We had a great first period Pirates weren't able to take points out of and just wore down,” said any Gananoque on Sunday. Masterson.

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Picton’s Dawson Ellis opened the scoring four minutes into the first with Maracle and Patterson tallying assists. The lead lasted

all the way through the first, second, and up to the final five minutes of the third period. At 14:49 of the third it

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was Mitch Brennan scoring with the man advantage to even the game at 1–1. “Really, a stupid penalty on our part cost us the tying goal,” Masterson said. The goal sent the game to overtime where a late third-period tripping penalty came back to haunt the Pirates. Brody Cross scored Gananoque's second power-play marker of the game at 1:13 of the extra frame to give the Islanders the victory. “The boys worked their tails off,” Masterson said. “In my mind, we played one of our most complete games of the season.” He said he believed, short of the win, it was a perfect road game played by the Pirates. He said the team played really solid defensively despite lacking bodies in the lineup. “To have it end with two penalties costing us was really disappointing,” he said. The Pirates redeemed themselves with a win on Tuesday. Islander Brennan had given his team the lead at 12:20 of the first, but Nick Hoey scored with two minutes remaining in the frame

to even things up heading into the second. Gananoque took the lead again at 5:23 of the middle frame with a Nic Stafford power-play goal, but Picton's Ellis scored 19 seconds later to tie things up. Less than two minutes later Ryan Fraser gave Picton the lead, but Gananoque's Jacob Ovens scored at 15:47 and the deadlock carried into the final frame. The Pirates took control in the third, with Harrison scoring less than three minutes in to make it 4–3. Jordan Cannons sealed the victory with his goal at 12:42. The Pirates take on Gananoque again tonight before visiting Amherstview on Sunday evening. Puck drop for both contests is 7:30 p.m. Masterson said the games against the evenly-matched Islanders are crucial for the club. He said the team's goal all season has been to secure a spot in the top three and they'll have to have points against Gananoque to do that. “(Tonight) should be a good test and, hopefully, lots of people come out to see it in Picton,” he said.


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If their first game is any indication, the PECI Junior Basketball Panthers are going to be fun to watch. Visiting Trenton Monday, the Panthers scored early and often, blitzing the Tigers 86-18 — an offensive output that even impressed coach Rob Garden, who has a near-encyclopedic memory of local basketball efforts. "That's the most points I've ever seen scored by a junior team — and we took the press off after it was 15-0," Garden said. Of the 15 players on the Panthers' roster this year, 12 had points in the opener and four reached double digits. Alex Arsenault paced the attack with 19, Ben Wells added 14, Brodie Byford had 11, and Jack MacCool had 10. A year ago, the Panthers opened their Bay of Quinte Conference season with a 7212 victory over those same Trenton Tigers, yet they still finished second against an experienced St. Theresa Titans team. While that may serve to temper some lofty expectations, Garden said this year's team is well suited to push for a run at the title. "We started three Grade 9s last year. We were extremely young and we played well," he said. "This year, we're starting five Grade 10s. When you look down the roster we've got 10 kids in Grade 10 and 10 kids with one-to-three years of rep basketball experience. Those experiences have made us better." The coach said the explosive offence in Game 1 is indicative of the type of uptempo style the Panthers hope to employ. "There's always a focus on defence in our program, but we've realized that we don't score enough points to beat those top teams. We've made some adjustments to allow ourselves to run," he said. The Panthers boast three returning guards in MacCool, Ben Wells, and Devon Wilton who have the athleticism and basketball intelligence to keep pushing the tempo forward. They also have size and skill down low to match up with anyone. "We're big again with Brodie and Alex Arsenault. They're 6'4 or bigger and they're both athletic," Garden said. "It's a pretty formidable attack when you have that

MAKING HIS MOVE Panther Alex Arsenault works on a fake in

an attempt to get past teammate Jack MacCool during practice Tuesday as Ben Wells looks on.Arsenault has been a nice addition as a transfer student this year. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

mix of size and athleticism." The 6'7 Byford established himself as a mean presence in the key last year as a Grade 9 player who is capable of scrapping for rebounds and shooting at a high percentage. Arsenault was a bit of a surprise in tryouts this season. He came to PECI as a transfer from Scarborough. Garden said the forward hasn't played a lot of competitive basketball in the past, playing just recreational ball last year but said he possesses some tremendous natural attributes and has a penchant for attacking. "He's probably the most athletic player we've had in a long time." The coach said the addition of another impact player in Grade 10 reminded him of how Kylie Moyer's arrival in Grade 11 helped elevate the school's girls program from a competitive team to a Bay of Quinte and COSSA champion. "It's nothing we're doing, but we've been getting some really good luck lately," he said. Garden indicated that dynamic should also help with development as Byford and Arsenault can line up against one another in practices. When asked about how he and co-coach Ernie MacMillan plan to push their charges to get better this year, Garden said the Panthers are shifting their focus from teaching systems — something that is often a priority in junior ball with players who haven't been exposed to the rep game as much as this group — to

simply enhancing pure skills at all positions up and down the roster. "We need to learn how to play the game," he said. "If you're focusing on systems that run through one player, when you play tough teams those systems don't work as well. If you focus on skill and how to play that game, it feeds into that uptempo style game. If we can bring players' skill levels up to a level that matches their athleticism and their experience, they'll be difficult to stop." Depth will also be a key for the juniors this year. Some 29 players tried out forcing the coaches to make some difficult cuts as Garden said there were enough players to field two competitive teams. With 15 players left, however, the Panthers will be able to stay rested and get strong minutes from their go-to players. At times, Monday, five Grade 9s were on the court and they kept the pace. Garden said Logan Stark is one first-year player who has impressed, while Cooper Rodgers should battle for more playing time as the season progresses. The Panthers have a busy schedule ahead. Today, they're in North Hastings for games against the Huskies at 11 a.m. and the Quinte Saints at 2 p.m. before stopping in Moira to face the Centre Hastings Centurions at 5:30 p.m. On Saturday, the Panthers will host their County Classic Tournament. Next week, they host Bayside Monday and East Northumberland Wednesday. Both games are at 4 p.m.

Senior Panthers beat Tigers 65-36 in opener

The PECI Senior Basketball Panthers got off to a quick start and never looked back to open the Bay of Quinte Conference season with a 65-36 win in Trenton Monday. The Panthers drew confidence in a 20-6 opening quarter and outscored the Tigers in every quarter. Johnny McHugh was the top scorer in the game with a 24-point effort, including five successful three-point shots.

Max Manlow had 12 points in the win, Dan Seguin contributed nine, and Braeden Kelly six. Trenton got most of its scoring from Liam Caldwell, with 13 points, and Jacob Richardson with seven. Coaches Caleb Hugh and Claire Davies have 12 players to draw from on their roster this season. The seniors will once again have their dynamic duo of Manlow and Ryan Kelly in the post and a skilled

group of players coming up from the Bay of Quinte silver medalist junior team including the likes of Trevor Miller, Wyatt Gilbert, and Braeden Kelly will push to become regular contributors this year. The Panthers will play at Centre Hastings tonight before returning home for the first time this season at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 12 against Moira. -Staff


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Screenwriter shares details of collaboration behind Lavender at Regent screening JASON PARKS STAFF WRITER

Maybe because Prince Edward County isn’t' exactly teeming with screenwriters and those employed in the silver screen industry that the most common refrain amongst the 120 or so people that attended the local premiere of Colin Frizzell's Lavender at the Regent Theatre Wednesday evening was that the production would have been just as enjoyable if its story wasn't written by a Cressy native. Perhaps that's not direct high praise for the Abbie Cornish-Dermot Mulroney-Justin Long psychological thriller but the point comes throughLavender is a really good film that just happens to be the brainchild of a local author and if you appreciate the genre or any of the above actors, you will enjoy this movie. The plot revolves around Jane (played by Cornish), a forgetful mother of one who undergoes a serious bout of amnesia after a car accident and the traumatic brain injury revives long suppressed memories of her birth family's horrific end. With the help of a psychol-

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ogist (Liam) and her uncle Patrick (Mulroney), Jane starts to unravel the past and exactly what happened that fall day in October of 1985. After the film closed and a rousing ovation erupted when Frizzell's name rolled on the closing credits, the PECI alum hosted a lengthy questions and answer session that featured queries from friends, family members and total strangers. After absorbing director (and co-screenplay writer) Ed Gass-Donnelly's completed vision, this corner wondered how much Frizzell's original tale, the one he was allowing his friends at PECI a chance to pore over in the late 1980s. “I think the spirit of the original work is very true.

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Most the scenes in the farm house are as I wrote them,” Frizzell said. However, seeing the scenes either being filmed or witnessing the finish product in a movie theatre provided the author with a new layer of appreciation of transposing his vision to digital media. “Some of the stuff when you are writing it, you don't really think about the logistics,” Frizzell explained,

detailing a scene where a character tumbles backwards down a flight of stairs. The author was present for the shooting of that scene in a farmhouse near Pickering, Ontario and had a chance to converse with the stuntman just prior. “They were only going to shoot it once and he told me it was much easier to jump off a building then fall down stairs,” Frizzell said with a laugh. “Of

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course, there was a wardrobe malfunction and they had to shoot it a second time. He was also able to view the car accident scene which involved Cornish strapped into what would be best described as a giant automo-

bile rotisserie. “It was the last scene that was filmed and when you see all the debris flying around the car, you can understand why,” he said.

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Werkhoven said the agency wished to give councillors additional information supporting the request for more accessible parking. She said Community Care for Seniors and the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) adult day program have been in their new home at 74 King Street for close to a year. She said the agency is wrapping up a $93,000-project to make the building fully accessible. Proctor said one of the last stages of that work is an accessible path leading from the rear of the building to market lane. The agency would like that path to lead directly to the accessible spaces, but were waiting on the municipal approval

along with recommended size and location of the spaces. “In order to complete the project, we need to know where the accessible spaces are going to be,” Proctor said. “We want the walkway to lead directly to the accessible spaces.” She said the agency is prepared to begin construction on the walkway immediately following notification of where the spaces will be. McAuley said the accessibility advisory committee had forwarded the recommended size and location of the spaces and he suggested staff could consult with the agency following the meeting on the planned location of the path. A report from chief build-

ing official Andy Harrison presented to the traffic committee on Nov. 16 says prior to this year, Market Lane provided 119 parking spaces, including three accessible spaces. The report says with the Picton fire station now located in the industrial park, eight more spaces became available for public use. The report says adding two accessible spaces would not have a large impact on parking as a whole, but would benefit Community Care for Seniors and many others in the municipality in need of barrier-free parking. The new accessible spaces would be open to the public and would not be reserved for any business or agency.

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One person in the audience who was clearly a relative or friend remarked about the farmhouse scenes and wondered what kind of mischief a young Colin Frizzell was getting into when he visited different homes in the county including her own. “The houses in the county have such wonderful stories behind them, they are beautiful to look at but aren't so great to be in if you are all alone,” he said with a smile. When asked about the

collaboration process with Gass-Donnelly, Frizzell said it was pretty clear the two could work together if there was trust and the county author could allow some alterations of the originally story. I told him I wanted to get it made. I said 'If there's something that doesn't work, I'll call you on it but if it's creative differences, you are the one producing it and I just want to see it made.',” Frizzell explained. “If you are a writer, understand that your script is going to

change. If you want it made as written, you will have to direct it, you will have to get the funding for it and do it all alone. If you get to work with people who know more than you do and are really good at what they do, let them do it. Lavender is currently available in Canada through video-on-demand services like Apple iTunes and will be released on DVD later next month. The film will be released in the United States in January.

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