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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012
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2012: The year in the county In a two-part series, the Gazette looks back on the past 12 months
ACCOLADES Several local people were lauded for their outstanding efforts.
County teams competed hard in playoff competition
Youth and adults found plenty to do within the county in 2012.
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Over the past 12 months, the health-care sector in Prince Edward County saw some major positive gains. Large-scale fundraising drives for digital mammography equipment and a cardiac rehab centre reached their potential, while Hospice Prince Edward rallied enough support to realize its dreams of opening a residential care facility. Discussions also centered around plans to build a new hospital in the county and its inclusion as part of an age-in-place strategy near the H.J. McFarland Home. In other sectors, there wasn’t as much certainty or celebration. The prospect of industrial wind remained a divisive issue, aggressive restructuring efforts at Shire Hall created a stir, and vandalism hit close to home in a few communities. The following, spread over the next two editions of the Gazette is how the year unfolded on the pages of Canada’s longest-running non-daily newspaper.
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The year began with Quinte Healthcare Corporation (QHC) declaring a new era of transparency. As of January all hospitals in the province became subject to freedom of information and privacy legislation which was designed to provide the public with a wide range of hospital records and was said to add protection for personal information held by the hospital. Figures released showed QHC president and chief executive officer Mary Clare Egberts' annual salary of $325,000. Also included were the salaries of senior management and the QHC chief of staff. ■ County council was also dealing with finances. The mayor and councillors received a pay raise equivalent to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) of 2.81 per cent. At the time mayor Peter Mertens said the remuneration fluctuates with the CPI
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movIng forwArd The Hike For Hospice May 6 raised more than $51,000 and was a catalyst for the residential hospice drive..The effort was one of three major successful campaigns to this year to improve local health care. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff) and could mean that council would receive less in the coming year. Nevertheless, Mertens said he believed municipal representatives deserved the small increase in remuneration. “They do a lot of work and they put in a lot of time for that money, so having that reflected in a small increase from year to year, I don't see a difficulty with that at all,” he said. ■ The Wellington Legion announced the creation of a volunteer award, starting the year with its first presentation. President George Sainsbury said at the time the executive realized even though there was already an award for Legionnaire of the year, several people could be recognized. Among those recognized were Mike Smith, Tom Harris, Sainsbury, Ken Taylor, Michael Piersdorf, David James, Buck Buchanan, Karen Chapman, Eric Chapman, and Ross Clark.
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While the timing of the Ministry of Environment’s announcement to approve the nine-turbine Ostrander Point wind project may have caught them off guard, local wind opponents say they will appeal it. “To be sure, there definitely will be an appeal,” said Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County chair Henri Garand Friday. “We’re having discussions now about who will be handling that.” The clock started ticking on that appeal when the ministry’s approvals branch announced the decision late Thursday afternoon to approve Gilead Power’s 22.5 MW project, which is located on Crown land. Among other conditions, the decision calls on Gilead to build its nine turbines within three years, properly decommission the site when it is retired, carry out acoustic audits for noise, implement a bird and bat mortality monitoring program, enter into a traffic management plan with the County, and create a community liaison committee. Those wishing to oppose the decision have 15 days calendar days to appeal to the province’s Environmental Review Tribunal. Garand voiced his displeasure that the province would drop news of the approval so close to the Christmas holidays, noting it was the second time a public consultation period had been squeezed in around Christmas. Last year, MPP Todd Smith actually had to petition for a 30-day comment period to be extended to 60 days to allow for more public input. “I’m stunned, particularly because of the timing,” said Garand. “I didn’t imagine this would be the second time the ministry would post this project to the EBR registry just days before Christmas. Smith also criticized the ministry for the timing of its approval announcement.
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â– PECI students rallied for fellow student Sarah Reddick who had been forced to leave the school after she was diagnosed with leukemia. The Grade 10 students friends and classmates then banded together to help Reddick work through the ordeal and organization a wrist band drive. The purple wrist bands with the motto 'Strong as a Panther' were sold to help Reddick and her family. A benefit dance was also held at Picton's Royal Canadian Legion to raise funds as Reddick mad regular trips to Kingston General Hospital for treatments. â€œWe've all been best friends since Kindergarten so we think of her as our own sister,â€? said student organizer Brooke Morrow of the initiative. â– Prince Edward County mayor Peter Mertens acknowledged the economic
challenges facing the municipality and the tough decisions on the plates of councillors at the County's annual New Year's levee. Mertens talked of global economic uncertainty saying the county, like many municipalities, was set to face complex issues around the delivery and funding of municipal services. Mertens said it was evident the municipality could not continue to provide the same level or type of services as it had in the past without affecting the current levels of taxation and user charges. Uncertain funding from provincial and federal governments would provide additional stumbling blocks, he said, but vowed the municipality would combat them by conducting a review of municipal services. â€œWe also will be examining opportunities for efficiencies through the identification of key business processes, alternate delivery methods, and opportunities
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for organizational improvements,â€? he said. â– Recently elected MPP Todd Smith named a couple of local issues among his priorities for 2012. The local representative said the potential Ostrander Point wind development remained at the top of the list and was collecting petitions at his office to extend the environmental bill of rights comment period. Smith said he would continue to oppose the project and was hoping to make some headway in that regard. Smith also said he had been putting work into the rebuilding of County Rd. 3 in Ameliasburgh, saying the municipality needs money to repair and rebuild the surface and he had been lobbying the province for any available funding. â– Two researchers working for Northumberland County announced they were about three-quarters of the way done a survey which would give a big-picture look at the local food economy. The survey began in the spring of 2011 with more than 170 volunteers canvassing stakeholders in the sector. Northumberland's agriculture and creative economy co-ordinator Trissia McAllister and project coordinator Kari Spry said they had about 350 entries to sort through. McAllister the surveys had been mostly well received and was seen as a needed and positive first step to extend added assistance to people in the sector. â– Prince Edward County agriculture representatives were looking back on a bountiful year in mid-January. At the Prince Edward Federation of Agriculture's annual general meeting president Tom Bakker said 2011 would go down as a year local producers had more than enough rain in the spring, great yields and a harvesting season that went until Christmas.
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â€œThis was the year county farmers pinched themselves and asked 'Are we still in Prince Edward County?' This little piece of heaven the tourists are always referring to became ours as well,â€? Bakker said. â– County council took a clear position on the proposed Ostrander Point Wind Energy Park, passing a motion at a January committee-of-the-whole saying the site is inappropriate and the project should not be approved by the province. The motion was forwarded to council who would decide whether to forward the comment along with a previous list of matters to be addressed to the Ministry of Environment's environmental registry process for green energy projects. The motion also looked to ensure the ministry would protect the municipality further by ensuring all the matters listed by council were addressed prior to or as a condition of a renewable energy approval for the project. â– The municipality kicked off a conservation study, examining 191 properties to find out whether its heritage assets in downtown Picton warrant designation of a heritage conservation district under the Ontario Heritage Act. The municipality would conduct the study through ERA Architects Inc. The area of study began at the corner of Lake Street and lead through downtown Picton Along Main Street, down the town hill along Bridge Street to the Claramount Inn and along Union Street to Macaulay Heritage Park. The study was set to commence in April at a cost of $13,700. Mayor Peter Mertens said over the first few months of the review ERA would take a broad visual look at the properties and take inventory. â€œThey'll establish an advisory panel that will review some of that information and they'll be holding three public meetings,â€? Mertens said. â€œThey'll obviously be consulting with the people that are most directly affected in the area.â€?
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Councillors were approached by Hugh Parliament and the newly created Prince Edward Sports Hall of Fame to consider using the Wellington and District Community Centre as the Hall's home. Parliament said the Hall would honour individuals who had gained prominence or distinction in any sport as a representative of Prince Edward County. The recognition would consist of a plaque honouring the individual and a short history of their accomplishments which would be secured to the west wall of the Taskforce Lounge at the arena. â€œThis wall gives us a large area to work with and is in a very public, visible location with easy access,â€? Parliament said. Council referred the issue back to staff for a report, but were very supportive of the initiative. â– Egberts gave QHCâ€™s board of directors a highlevel update on all current redevelopment at all QHC hospitals, including an update on the case to redevelop Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. Egberts said QHC and its partners were currently in the first stage of a four-stage process and at the conclusion of Stage one would submit a comprehensive business case to the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care. She said the process was taking more time because a new hospital would also provide a home for the Prince Edward Family Health Team and community organizations including community care and mental health agencies, but gave QHC â€œthe chance to be a trailblazer.â€? â– The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) was calling on the province for studies and local controls for industrial wind energy projects. OFA president Mark Wales said even though the federation was calling on the province to stop awarding contracts for wind projects the OFA remained a strong supporter of green energy. â€œWe are as strong supporters of green energy as we have ever been,â€? he said. â€œThe OFA has always supported green energy in all its forms, including wind, and we still do support it.â€? With that in mind Wales said the issue had become divisive and asked the province not to award feedin tariff (FIT) contracts â€œuntil we get it right.â€? â– The municipality was one step closer to having new secondary plans in place for Picton, Hallowell and Wellington after council voted to send the draft plans to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing for review. The review was expected to take eight to 10 weeks to complete. The plans were being prepared by IBI Group. Planner Kevin Harper said a key change to the plans â€” making it known that bonusing may be considered in certain instances â€” would help attract new development to the municipality.
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Hastings-Quinte EMS were on site at the Prince Edward Fitness and Aquatic Centre to equip people with the skills they need to keep people alive. EMS supervisor Mike Bond was one of two instructors offering free CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) awareness courses to about 30 local residents. “We do this because it's so easy to save a life,” Bond said of the training. “We all know people who are at risk. I'm at risk, and you're at risk. We're at risk because of the way we live and the way we eat, but it's so easy to help.” ■ Dissension was the word of an early February town hall meeting organized by Prince Edward-Hastings MPP Todd Smith. Opponents of Gilead Power's proposed Ostrander Point wind project took full advantage of the opportunity to voice their displeasure. More than 200 people packed into St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church for the meeting. Smith said his staff invited staff from provincial ministries dealing with the proposal, representatives from Gilead and Progressive Conservative energy critic Vic Fedeli. Smith said his role was to listen and to forward the comments to the ministry. Fedeli spoke at the meeting, saying the Liberal government's green energy plan was leading down a path to economic ruin. He said legislation was being used deliberately to quiet opposition to the direction. Fedeli charged that the government had completely ignored the will of the people. The meeting also drew speakers from neighbouring municipalities who said they know full well the impact of industrial wind turbine developments. Wolfe Island resident Sarah McDermott charged that she hadn't had a good
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night's sleep in her home in three years due to the turbines. She said the negative impacts of the turbines begin immediately, taking an emotional toll on people who feel their homes and lives are being threatened. ■ County council started the 2012 budget process with look at the services the municipality provides. The process didn't clearly identify where any possible budget cuts would come from. The survey of councillors gauged how important the services are versus how satisfied the councillors are with those services. It was just one step toward an overall services delivery review which would include public input. Councillors said the look at services provided a good starting point they could use to decide where some budget dollars might be trimmed or where funding is lacking. ■ With a mild 2011 winter the mid-February Picton's Harbourfest had to make due without the skating that has become synonymous with the event. Even so, a blast of cold weather at least made the event feel like it should and fresh snow was piled high. Picton councillor and recreation committee mem-
ber Bev Campbell said the event was meant to get people outside and celebrate the season. She sad winter is part of life here and is a great time for families to do things together. Campbell said the addition of Come Alive Outside to the event made Harbourfest work even though they weren't on the harbour. ■ Municipal budget discussions became charged in mid-February with public funding for volunteer organizations at the heart of the debate. Councillors were looking at a budget which would exclude $350,000 worth of funding to those organizations, but ultimately decided to return the grants and donations back to the budget. Mayor Peter Mertens said the grant money was left out of the budget initially as a way to provoke discussion. He said at the time it was questionable, with the budget as tight as it was, whether the municipality could continue to hand out the grants regardless of their value. ■ More than 700 students from PECI took part in a lib dub video to promote the school. In less than a month the video had been viewed by more than 6,600 people
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from around the world. The video was the brainchild of Grade 12 student and students' council co-president Cassidy Allison after stumbling upon similar videos organized by universities in British Columbia. Allison said fellow students and teachers were enthusiastic about the video dubbed Proud to be a Panther. ■ After three days of budget deliberations Mayor Peter Mertens addressed council with the message that political decisions had to be made. Mertens said the old ways of telling staff to come back with proposed cuts would not work going forward. “Staff go back and they really have no foundation to make those decisions because their belief is what they put forward in terms of services is important,” Mertens said. “They are not the ones who should be placed in a position of having to make the decision of what service or what road is more important than the other one.” ■ For months a team of Junior Iron Chefs from PECI worked on perfecting cooking techniques and meals for the 2012 Junior Iron Chef Competition at Loyalist College. The result wasn't the one the chefs were looking for, but was impressive nonetheless as they took home a silver medal. PECI faced Loyalist Collegiate and Vocational Institute (LCVI) out of Kingston, and Ernestown Secondary School out of Odessa in the 11th annual competition. Teacher Heather Munroe said there were a number of positives the kids could take away from the competition as the experience was encouraging with positive feedback coming from the judges. ■ Council heard a longrange plan to deal with parking in downtown Picton near the end of February 2012. Council approved the plan with the exception of several points. A recommendation to install new parking meters on west Main Street for new spaces at a cost of $13,000 was referred back to staff. Two other points were deferred indefinitely. These were that a municipal parking lot be built on York Street at a cost of $180,000 which was recommended for inclusion in the 2013 budget and that council reinstall parking meters or initiate summer parking restrictions in the Market Lane area after additional parking is available at a cost of $17,000 also to be included in the 2013 budget. ■ The Wellington Dukes were eliminated from the OJHL playoffs after a decisive 4–3 loss in Game 5 of the East Division quarter finals against the Kingston Voyageurs. The defeat left a bitter taste in the mouths of the Dukes as the team held a 3–1 lead in the second period and held a one-goal lead with less than 15 remaining in the final frame. Dukes coach and general manager Marty Abrams said the team worked all year to take advantage of home ice and said the club no one to blame but themselves for home-ice loss. Abrams said it wasn't so much what Kingston did right in the game as it was what the Dukes did wrong.
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012
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Fees for, marina launches, community hall rentals, and ice rentals all went up in 2012. However, some councillors were worried about the ramifications of increasing fees around garbage collection. Councillor Kevin Gale argued that littering had been a problem in the past for the county when the fees were increased. He said he expected more household garbage to be thrown by the side of the road as a result of the increases both in bag tags and increased costs at landfills and transfer sites. Mayor Peter Mertens defended the increases saying if residents want the convenience of taking household garbage to landfills and transfer sites, they have to pay for it.
While a walkout protesting industrial wind projects grabbed headlines at the annual Rural Ontario Municipal Association/ Ontario Good Roads Association (ROMA/OGRA) combined conference, Prince Edward officials stayed put. Prince Edward-Hastings MPP took the opportunity to poke fun at then premier Dalton McGuinty, saying McGuinty “walked out on rural Ontario long ago.” However, mayor Peter Mertens said from what he saw the walkout was overblown. He said county councillors
thought the conference was productive and said the premier acknowledged the need for more municipal input on the projects. ■ The Rotary Club of Picton celebrated their 50th annual Rotary Oyster Gala. In early march rotary representatives said the gala raised over $10,000 on the sold out night. Event organizer Mark Davis said 250 tickets to the event were sold. The year's event was marketed toward couples while still offering a good selection of card games, live auctions, horse races, and the elimination draw. Davis said the club was trying to steer the event toward a more female friendly environment while keeping the fund environment the event has long been known for. Most of the money raised from the event was expected to stay in the community to support local rotary initiatives. ■The first Hike for Hospice in Prince Edward County was announced leading into March. The event was being organized by Hospice Prince Edward as a new event to help raise money for a muchneeded residential hospice facility in the county. Anne Wait, a volunteer with the organization, was doing research when she learned the Canadian Hospice and Palliative Care Association was looking for 10 more communities across the country to participate in the 10th Hike for Hospice.
“We hope this year's hike is so successful it will lead to many, many more years,” Wait said. The event was to be held in early May. ■ A team of Montreal Canadiens alumni were in Wellington to take part in a benefit game at the Wellington and District Community Centre. The Habs greats and a County Kings team took to the ice in benefit of the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program, which provides a financial boost to grow the game among the country's population. A crowd of about 800 received plenty to cheer about from the Canadiens as they scored the first six goals in 7–6 victory. Among the notable alumni were Guy Lafleur, Jocelyn Lemieux, and Sergio Momesso. Lafleur, who coached the Habs, said the event was about fun for a goodf cause. “We don't feel any pressure, we just go out and put on a good show,” Lafleur said.
■ The municipality's public library board said they were not consulted about any proposal to close three of six of the county's libraries. Earlier chief administrative officer Merlin Dewing had posted 19 recommendations on the County's web site that councillors could consider during budget discussions to improve financial sustainability. The recommendations included the closure of the Bloomfield, Ameliasburgh, and Consecon library buildings so they could be declared surplus and sold. Library board president Judy Blemkie said the board had not been consulted about the recommendation. Blemkie said she was disappointed by the report, she said only a library board is allowed to close a branch, but council could terminate their lease.
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27 2012
Looking back in the
Picton Gazette 80 years ago — 1932
■ Picton’s central relief committee was busy preparing Christmas boxes for more than 40 families in need of assistance. Many people and societies came forward to provide extra resources so that the families would have a nice dinner for the Christmas holiday. ■ Carrying Place boy Keith Young was injured while trying to secure a Christmas tree for his school’s annual Christmas concert. Young was climbing down from a tree that he tried to cut of at the top when his feet got entangled in some brush. He fractured his upper arm twice and had a separated shoulder. Many friends visited him following the accident. ■ A Picton man was disappointed upon learning someone had substituted his anti-freeze for water while he was parked in Trenton. Luckily, he had enough anti-freeze to keep the radiator from bursting on his drive back home.
50 years ago — 1962
■ Six cows that plunged through the ice on East Lake were recovered by Lyall Hicks. Hicks explained the cows regularly went to the lake to drink through holes cut in the ice, but one day they wandered farther out onto the ice, which was only six inches thick. Hicks drove his tractor out to rescue them, but it also fell through. His neighbours came to help and used a chainsaw to cut a 150-foot channel to shore. The animals were blanketed and visited by a veterinarian. ■ A Consecon woman was recovering in a Belleville hospital after accidentally shooting herself in the stomach while moving a loaded revolver. Fortunately, the woman didn’t sever any main arteries as it was an hour before aid arrived. ■ Ontario Farmers’ Union director Keith Foster said the organization was pleased with the province’s plan to introduce a quarter-year licence for farm vehicles.
30 years ago — 1982
■ Ameliasburgh councillors refused to knuckle under to pressure from reeve Dan Brady as they voted to give Christmas turkeys to eight employees. Brady said the township set restraint objectives and he disagreed with the gifts as a matter of principle. Councillors voted 3-2 to give the gift, leading the reeve to call the township “the laughingstock of the surrounding municipalities.” ■ The Picton Public Utilities Commission announced it would raise hydro rates 7.4 per cent Jan. 1 to offset an 8.2per-cent increase Ontario Hydro was charging the municipal commission. ■ Some 600 county residents were without power for several hours after wind of more than 50 miles per hour ripped through the area downing several trees.
10 years ago — 2002
■ A 52-page report by retired Toronto Zoo official Toby Styles for the County made a number of recommendations about animal care and safety at the Bergeron Animal Sanctuary site in Hallowell. Styles indicated his first impression while visiting “wasn’t good,” but added the animals all appeared in good health with no obvious signs of illness or of distress. ■ The Quinte Healthcare Corporation decided it would await a comprehensive review of the Romanow report on health care before taking action on its contents.
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Mayor Peter Mertens presents former recreation, parks, and culture commissioner Barry Braun with a certificate of appreciation for his service to the municipality. Braun was one of six who were honoured Tuesday . Other retired municipal employees awarded certificates of appreciation were RoseMary Bedard, Clinton Carter, Stephen Cowan, Linda Harrison, and Peter Wager. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)
Winter bird count determines populations
The barred owl barely gave us a second glance as we drew up beside it along Bongard Crossroad, east of Lake on the Mountain. It turned its head slowly and gave us the once over, jet black eyes accenting the sinuous vertical streaking on its breast, offset by the horizontal barring across its throat. We moved on as we had other roads to cover and open waters to scan. This was the annual Christmas Bird Count, or CBC as it is better known among the birding types. I had parties of enthusiastic observers out everywhere within a 24-kilometre circle, centering on Waupoos Island. Despite the bitter northeast winds, I even had two observers out in a boat covering Smith’s Bay and Prince Edward Bay and Waupoos Island itself. A local kayaker surveyed all of Lake on the Mountain. At Prince Edward Point, two Kingston birders leaned into the wind, their eyes watering as they counted thousands of ducks through binoculars and spotting scope. Still within the survey circle, another party checked the waters of Hay Bay, and at Long Point, two car loads of observers braved questionable side roads where even off roaders sometimes fear to challenge. Hardy souls, these birders. We were one of 120 registered counts for Ontario, and close to 500 counts across Canada. Over 12,000 volunteers across Canada – and over 60,000 continent wide – are out
in the field during a three week period during the Christmas season counting birds that they see. The Christmas bird count is a project of the National Audubon Society in the United States and is coordinated in Canada by Bird Studies Canada. For birders, it may be a fun thing, but the data gleaned from these counts are at the heart of hundreds of peerreviewed scientific studies. Program coordinator Dick Cannings, says, “Birds are early indicators of environmental threats to habitats we share and the count constitutes a vital survey of North America.” Now entering its 113th year, the popular bird count actually began in 1900 when ornithologist Frank Chapman became upset with what had been a holiday “side hunt” when teams competed to see how many birds they could shoot in a single day. Chapman pro-
posed that people count birds instead, and the rest is history. These counts not only document declines in populations, but also success stories like wintering robins, and a record number of almost 100,000 redbreasted mergansers during last winter’s count. And, if you think all birds go south for the winter, think again. Last winter, on this one day event, Long Point in Lake Erie tallied 111 species, the largest number for any count in Ontario. Locally, counts are also held at Presqu’ile, Kingston, Belleville and Amherst Island. Results from this year’s Prince Edward Point Count are still being tabulated from the almost 30 observers who managed to round up several bald eagles, barred owl (more than just ours), red-bellied woodpeckers, ravens, along with the more common species. One party found a flock of 256 Bohemian waxwings. Interestingly, almost absent from the scene this season were any wintering robins or bluebirds, or yellow-rumped warblers, all of them regulars on every count, often in large numbers. This was believed to be attributable to a poor wild berry crop this year upon which these birds feed. Prince Edward County has held its count since 1977. With the help of computer savvy friends, we have been able to import the data from these numerous counts into an Excel spreadsheet which provides us with some interesting details regarding local populations, as
well as highs and lows, and long term averages. Maps, originally poor quality copies of copies from copies of copies, were digitized last year, thanks to the efforts of Quinte Conservation. These maps, depicting the individual areas for each of the parties, are now e-mailed out to the party leaders each year. Since being a one-time compiler for the Belleville count some 40 years ago, and now the compiler for the Prince Edward count, I have seen some dramatic changes in the way the counts are organized, results compiled and sent to headquarters. The Prince Edward Count has really gone high tech! The old fold out maps and penciled-in tally sheets from past years are now just kept on file as something of a curiosity. As well as providing valuable insight into what birds are wintering with us every year, the annual bird count provides incentive to birders to remain active through the winter, and to keep their spotting scopes and binoculars in use. With over 100 species of birds expected in the Quinte area every winter, it cannot be denied that there are lots around to keep birders happy, even during the three lean months of the year.
repeatedly proven that if there’s a closed door they can do something behind, they’ll find it,” he said. Smith also criticized the ministry for going against the recommendation of its own environment commissioner, Gord Miller, who suggested industrial power installations not be placed in Important Bird Areas, like the county’s south shore. “The Ministry of Environment has just said that it is
willing to ignore the advice of its own environmental commissioner. It also shows a lack of respect for the residents and municipal government of Prince Edward County.” Garand said nothing has changed that would make the site suitable for development. “The realities of the land still apply. It is a rare alvar habitat, it’s in the path of migratory birds, and it is home to two endangered species Gilead must receive a permit
to kill,” he said. “It’s astounding they could set that all aside.” Meanwhile, in a press release issued Friday Gilead Power’s vice-president of project development Mike Lord said his company was “very pleased” with the decision and he said it is “committed to meeting or exceeding the conditions” of the approval to make the site “a model of responsible wind energy development.”
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“That kind of behaviour is unacceptable, it’s unprofessional, and it makes a disgrace of the ministry to engage in such underhanded tactics.” Besides that, the approval also comes at a time when Queen’s Park has been prorogued, silencing criticism from opposition MPPs like Smith, who gave a terse statement in a press release. “This government has
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
‘The realities of the land still apply. It is a rare alvar habitat, it’s in the path of migratory birds, and it is home to two endangered species Gilead must receive a permit to kill.It’s astounding they could set that all aside.’ -AllIAnce To ProTecT PrInce edwArd counTy chAIr henrI GArAnd on The reAsons he conTInues belIeve osTrAnder PoInT Is unsuITAble To hosT An IndusTrIAl wInd InsTAllATIon.
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vation Army, the the Children’s Aid Society Christmas Angel Campaign, and OPP Adopt-a-Child snowsuit fund. Pictured, from left are branch president Ted Taylor, Salvation Army Major Dean Locke, Angel Tree campaign co-ordinator Sue Rose, OPP community services officer Const. Kim Guthrie, and the branch’s Nevada/bingo chair Diane Kennedy. (Submitted photo)
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Ministry makes wrong decision at the wrong time
TO the many Prince Edward County residents who have worked so hard and been so vocal about the unsuitability of Ostrander Point for an industrial wind park, it must have felt like waking up on Christmas morning and finding a lump of coal deposited in their stockings. Whether one believes that industrial wind power is the answer to providing cleaner energy or whether it is a technology that could turn Ontario’s economic fortunes around — and, to us, the numbers do not suggest that is the case — the site at Ostrander Point just doesn’t make sense. Ontario’s own environmental commissioner, a person many would presume has the best interests of the planet in mind when he issues reports, stated he had concerns about the industrial wind being located in Important Bird Areas. This site is. One also must wonder what he would think about placing the footing of nine giant turbines in rare alvar habitat or about the notion that endangered species will undoubtedly be impacted. On those grounds alone, it doesn’t make sense. In some cases, there has been an argument about the benefit to landowners to have turbines placed on their properties and on the notion that some communities want industrial wind because they can bring in dollars. In the case of Ostrander Point, landowners aren’t receiving benefit because all of the turbines are located on Crown land. Also, the County of Prince Edward is on record stating that it is not a willing host for the project and in an unofficial poll, more than 90 per cent of the residents of South Marysburgh simply said that industrial wind farms are not for them. Why, then, other than for the sake of Gilead Power and a small section of the community lucky enough to land maintenance or construction jobs can the ministries that exist to protect the environment and Ontario’s natural resources come up with such a ruling for such a plot of land? Might there be another place in Ontario where people might wish this technology on a piece of land that doesn’t have so many environmental hurdles to clear? It seems the Ontario government is force-feeding this project down the throats of people in this community and wagging its finger at them by showing its power to do so with timing as it likely spoiled many people’s Christmas when it could have easily waited a week to announce a decision that people have been waiting for most of this year. Like that hunk of coal, this decision and the timing of the announcement is dirty and it is not welcomed. Also, just like the author of the arbitrary “naughty or nice” list, the government behind this decision doesn’t seem interested in hearing opinions of its list and it doesn’t make appearances at Queen’s Park as the public expects it to do. It’s time rural Ontarians and, in particular, those who don’t the reason in this decision to band together and demand better from those in their employ.
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012
Committee formed to create awareness about overprescription, abuse of narcotics YEAR, from page 5
Local Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) members took to picket line for an hour early in March to bring awareness of recent comment by Ontario Minister of Finance Dwight Duncan. In a speech to the Economic Club of Toronto Duncan had outlines the government's plan to eradicate the province's $17-billion debt by 2017. This included further privatization of Service Ontario. The OPSEU members were determined to demonstrate why selling off a $2.7 billion revenue generator for the province was a bad idea. Executive board member for OPSEU's region four Chris Cormier said privatization didn't make sense and could put Ontarians at risk. ■ Residents of South Marysburgh's Maypul Layn Road were at Shire Hall to speak out about a proposed Hydro One transmission line that could mean the end of decades-old sugar maples which line the road on both sides. The transmission lines would carry electricity from green energy projects on the county's south shore to a Hydro One substation in Milford. County staff said they had been keeping a close eye on the project and made it known to Hydro One that the proposed route was not supported by the municipality. Resident Eric Schenkman suggested the hydro lines would impact residents' quality of life with stray voltage a main concern. ■ With a 2009 survey showing 20 percent of Canadian students between Grades 7 and 12 used at least one prescription drug for a nonmedical use, acting OPP detachment commander Terry Penlington said prescription narcotics are becoming a way for Canadian teenagers to get a quick high. Penlington said opportunity was a driving factor behind the statistics. A yearand-a-half earlier Penlington's predecessor Sgt. Barry Freeburn made a presentation to the Prince Edward Family Health Team about the problem spurring them to create the Prince Edward Community Narcotics Committee. The committee encouraged local doctors to limit prescription of narcotic painkillers like oxycodone. ■ After five fires in three wards ravaged the county, the Prince Edward County Fire Department called for a mid-March burn ban. Fire chief Scott Manlow said without a lot of snow over winter and with recent high winds grass and brush had become very dry and were susceptible to catching fire quickly. Manlow said with nicer weather people try to burn and wind whips through sending sparks airborne. Manlow said the trend isn't uncommon, especially after a mild winter, but five fires in one weekend showed a need for caution. ■ The federal government awarded St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Picton $50,000 toward a newly announced $80,000 capital project to improve accessibility at the facility. The project would include constructing an exterior ramp, widening doorways, and refitting bathrooms and kitchens to afford more accessibility. Rev. Lynne Donovan said she was thrilled with the news. She said the church was extremely grateful for
bAnding togetheR In January, PECI students (standing from left) Bronwyn Taylor, Kendall Young, Lindsey
Hegadorn, Madison Williams, Wesley Stakes, (sitting, from left) Brooke Morrow, and Olivia Timm were among those who organized a support campaign for classmate Sarah Reddick, who suffered from leukemia. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)
An AppRoAchAble guy Montreal Canadiens great Guy Lafleur coached a Habs alumni team that play ed a team of county all-stars in Wellington. He and the players had time to sign articles and talk with many fans, including Owen Payette (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)
the funding and confirmed the risks and changes the church undertook were worthwhile. ■ After tying the series at a game apiece the Picton Pirates lost three straight as they conceded the title of Empire League champions to the Campbellford Rebels in five games. The club lost two close games before being outplayed on home ice in the 6–3 final contest. Coach and general manager Ryan Woodward said it was the details that sunk the Pirates' ship. He said the teams needed to win more one-on-one puck battles with the Rebels and, in the end, that deficiency cost them. However, he said the club worked hard all season long and said players should have been proud to reach the finals for the second straight year. ■ One by one, ccouncil narrowed down a list of sustainability suggestions presented by chief administrative officer Merlin Dewing, ultimately deciding to leave off some of the more contentious suggestions. The discussion took place at a mid-March special committee-of-the-whole meeting and arose out Dewing's report of 19 options. Among those removed or voted down were rationalizing the viability of each community hall and divesting certain ones and suggestions
to move or close some of the municipality's library branches. Dewing said the suggestions were merely to spark some constructive discussion and had no preconceived notions about what the community's response to them would be. ■ After some discussion about the possibility of closing or moving some of the municipality's library buildings, council decided against making any changes. They did, however, task the library board with finding more areas to cut back its budget. Library chief executive officer Barbara Sweet said the result of the meeting was positive and said the board would continue to work with the municipality to try to achieve some savings, but said the board has already worked hard to centralize everything it can and absorbing collections from other branches would be “really quite daunting.” Several complaints received by members of the Picton BIA had them in Shire Hall to ask councillors to consider some new standards for vacant lots in urban areas. Committee of the whole voted to send the issue back to staff for a report on ways the municipality could ensure vacant lots are maintained by the property owner. Councillors Brian
RepRieved At one time, the County considered a plan that would see the Consecon library branch close and the Bloomfield branch (above) and Ameliasburgh branch moved. The library board claimed it was not consulted about the proposal. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)
Marisett and Kevin Gale were supportive of such a policy. Gale said in the summer the lots were “an absolute disgrace to the county.” ■ A committee-of-the-whole motion initiated a process which would determine the fate of the DukeDome. The former Wellington and District Community centre had sat unused after the construction of the new facility. The committee passed a motion to declare the building surplus to the municipality's needs, directed staff to obtain an appraisal of the property and publicly issue a call for expressions of interest. The process was expected to be open to everyone and would allow council to explore some of the best ideas for the property in more detail. Demolition of the facility was estimated at $150,000. ■ Prince Edward County firefighters were honoured in late March. Rossmore firemen Leonard Bedford, William Bedford, and Roger Flowers were honoured for completing over 40 years of service with the department. The department also honoured 66 members who have served for more than a decade. Fire chief Scott Manlow thanked each of those honoured for their service to the department, saying
members' “Passion and camaraderie are evident each and every time they answer the call. The firefighters are truly the backbone of our community.” ■ There wasn't much optimism floating around in Shire Hall as council struggled with tough decisions around the municipality's 2012 budget. Council had already voted to cut back on landfill operations and depleting the OPP reserve fund among other cuts. After their changes, a cumulative total of $152,949, council was still looking at a 13.3 per cent increase to the tax supported portion of the budget — an impact of about 9.7 per cent on the average tax bill. Mayor Peter Mertens warned that if councillors weren't willing to make cuts to services, the increases would be needed to maintain infrastructure and achieve sustainability. ■ About 290 residents showed up at an open house for the proposed 29-turbine White Pines wind project in South Marysburgh in late March seeking details on the project. The open house took place at PECI where security guards were visible at the entrance to the school's gymnasium and undercover police officers wee present. Representatives of developer wpd Canada including
president Ian MacRae were present to answer questions. Much of the audience consisted of vocal opponents to the project, any of whom believed the project would destroy habitats and kill endangered species. Some of those seeking information on the project accused the opponents of monopolized the time of the wpd representatives. ■ The Beatty Seeds Novice AE County Kings were looking to clinch gold on Wellington ice. The team was set to face the Port Hope Phantoms in a deciding Game 5 after a standout performance in Game 4 where they were down two games to one and facing elimination for the first time in the 2012 OMHA playoffs. The club put in a gritty performance in Game 4, winning 3–0 to even the series. Kings coach Jamie Lane said the team responded well after a 1–0 loss in Game 3.
■ In early March it was reported a fire cause an estimated $250,000 damage to the Universal Fan & Blower facility in Bloomfield. Quick reaction by the Prince Edward County Fire Department saved an estimated $1 million in further damages to the manufacturing facility as close to 40 firefighters responded. The cause was later determined to be accidental. Deputy fire chief Robert Rutter said the fire crew's response was textbook and responding to the fire quickly was essential as chemicals were kept on site at the plant. ■ A South Marysburgh couple were recognized as Canada's top foster parents. As reported in early April, the Child Welfare League recognized the efforts of Kathy and Dan McAlpine. Over the past 17 years the couple had provided a home for 31 teenagers in need of guidance and support. Bayfield Treatment Centres staff nominated the couple for the prestigious award. Chief operating officer Sharlene Weitzman said the McAlpines “always put the children's needs at the forefront.” ■ West Lake resident and Nicholson Catholic College student Abby Emdin was announced as the recipient of a 2012 TD Scholarship for Community Leadership. Emdin was one of 20 students across Canada who had earned the prestigious merit scholarship which was valued at $70,000. The award recognized Emdin's emerging skills as a leader who had demonstrated innovation and initiative while making a difference in her community. Emdin said it was nice to have her effort recognized and it was “great to be grouped with such outstanding individuals.” ■ The Beatty Seeds Novice AE County Kings came up just short in their quest to win an Ontario championship, conceding that honour to the Port Hope Phantoms. Unfortunately for the Kings it was the Phantoms who broke a 1–1 tie with 33 seconds remaining in in Game 5, taking the provincial finals series three games to two. Kings coach Jamie Lane said there wasn't much more the team could have done to score, noting they hit the crossbar and a post in the final game.
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The Picton Gazette
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012
Sandbanks welcomes new park manager REVIEW, from page 8
n New Sandbanks Provincial Park manager Robin Reilly introduced himself to the municipality in April. Reilly had started his tenure at Sandbanks six weeks earlier after serving for 11 years at Quetico Provincial Park in northwestern Ontario. Reilly said he took the position because he wanted to take on a different challenge. Reilly also brought with him some statistics. He said Sandbanks' campsites have an occupancy rate of 97 per cent from May through September — the highest out of any park in the province. n Despite the worries of disappointed residents council voted to approve the site plan for a five-cottage development on East Lake. The development was being proposed by Shore Club Holdings Limited and would include five two-bedroom cottages each with a detached storage garage. Several neighbours were concerned because of the lack of time they said they had to review the site plan. A contended waterline easement and fencing were among neighbours' concerns, but staff said the development met all municipal requirements. n Betty Ann Anderson and Paul Adamthwaite were among the residents concerned about the rise of vandalism in the downtown core of Picton after a statue outside The Victory building on Main Street was toppled. The granite sculpture had been
donated by Belleville artist Marc Bourdon three years prior to the incident and weighed about 800 pounds. Adamthwaite said he believes the destruction has been ramping up over a period of a year-and-a-half and he has been looking for ways t control it. Police services board chair Robert Quaiff said the issue has come up from time to time and the idea of cameras in downtown Picton had been bandied about but wasn't on the front burner. n PECI student and rising squash star Josh Nieman took home a provincial silver medal in the unranked portion of the Ontario High School Squash Championships in Concord Ontario. Nieman had been plying regularly at the Prince Edward Fitness and Aquatic Centre regularly over the previous six months in preparation for his first Squash Ontario sanctioned tournament. The Grade 10 student lost in the final of the 64-competitor tournament when he faced a Grade 12 student who had been playing sanctioned squash for seven years, five of them as a ranked player. n Safety concerns were at the top of the agenda at a midApril Consecon Area Ratepayers' Association meeting in Consecon. The concerns stemmed from a rash of vandalism which took place in February when three young people ran away from a youth treatment facility in the area. The attendees estimated
the village had sustained collective physical damages totalling $25,000. The youth were later apprehended in a stolen van in Kingston and were charged for the incidents. n A lot of heated discussion resulted in some progress at Shire Hall as council reduced the average tax bill impact of the 2012 budget to 5.2 per cent — significantly lower than the 9.7 per cent they began with in late March. Reductions to the winter road maintenance budget, removing the budgeted enhancement of a heritage conservation district plan and reductions to the economic development budget made up significant portions of the cuts. n More than 150 enthusiastic visitors explored the new Bloomfield Centre for Creativity Collective at the former Donald Baxter Building. Organizers said the visitors were invited to explore and were curious to see what was being planned for the site. Co-chair Sue Keller said the group felt it was time for Bloomfield residents to “realize the building can become the centre of town again.” Keller said the open house was meant to inspire more people to get involved with the project and join as members, volunteers, or partners. n County staff unveiled a new direction for economic development within the municipality.
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SPACE IS AVAILABLE TO all nonprofit groups or organizations that serve 'The County' ONLY. Calendar items can be faxed 476-3031, email email@example.com or placed in drop box at the side door of the Funeral Home by Saturday at noon. WHATTAM'S is proud to present....'Free Family Movie Day' at the Regent Theatre the last Sunday of each month 2pm. Dec 30 – Home Alone 2. LOYALIST HUMANE SOCIETY – In need of food, litter, cleaning supplies, paper products & dire need of kitten food canned & dry. ROTARY CASH CALENDAR WINNERS – December 12 – 18 J. Hicks, P. Gentile, P. Vandenburg, R. Vander Meersch, C. Beckon / December 19 – 25 C. Hicks, J & H Rathbun, L. Downey, T. Woodward, G. Sprawson /December 26 – 31 K. Carruthers, K. Bernhardt, C. Matheson, H & J Marissen. ZUMBA TONE CLASSES – Every Thursday 5:45 – 6:45pm at the Picton Arena. $10. Doors open at 5:30. Everyone is welcome, must be over 16 years to participate. ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF PEC – Looking for people interested in sitting on the Board of Directors or volunteering. If interested contact Linda at 4762085. On line registration for Walk for Memories is now open at www.walkformemories.ca . Jan 26 1-3pm at either PECI or Wellington & District Community Centre. Each dollar raised supports families in PEC. PE County’s indoor fundraising walk. Info 476-2085. PE COMMUNITY CARE HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS – Community care office will be closed from 12 noon on Mon Dec 24 through Wed Dec 26 & will reopen on Thurs Dec 27 at 9am. The office will be closed on Tues Jan 1 reopening Wed Jan 2 at 9am. Meals on Wheels will be delivered as usual throughout the holidays. www.communitycareforseniors.org. 476-7493. WELLINGTON ELKS NEW YEARS DINNER & DANCE – Allisonville Hall, Tickets $25p.p. $10p.p. dance only. For tickets call Dave at 827-2914. PE CHILD CARE SERVICES – Including PE Day Care & all off-site programs, will be closed Dec 24th – Jan 1st inclusive. Contact 476-8142 for additional information. EVENING & SATURDAY PLAYGROUPS – For parents & their children 0-6 years old. Siblings welcome. Thursday evening, 5-7pm at Q.E. School Auditorium (enter from Elm St.). Saturday morning, 10am-noon, at the Ontario Early Years Centre, 10 McFarland Court, Picton. Contact PE Child Care Services 476-8142. ST. ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH WELLINGTON – The What Not Shop NEW hours starting Nov 22. Tuesdays 9-11am, Thursdays 2-4pm & Saturdays 10-12noon. Selling clothes, boots, bedding & household items. PICTON FOOD BANK in need canned fruit/veggies/cereals/kraft dinner/ cookies/ juice crystals/peanut butter/tuna. Donations to the newly established Pet Food Bank also appreciated. TOPS 4918 - 7pm - Every Wed night St Mary Magdalene Parish Hall. Information-Gena 399-3461.
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DEC 28 – FRIENDS OF CHRIST CHURCH CEMETERY HILLIER AGM – 1:30pm at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church Hall. All welcome. Call 399-1892 for more information. DEC 30 – WHATTAM’S FREE Family Movie 2pm at the Regent Theatre “Home Alone 2”. DEC 31 – AL-ANON – Meets Mon(s) 7:30pm Gilead Fellowship Church. 1866-951-3711. Affected by someone’s drinking? JAN 1 – NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS – Meets Tues(s) 7pm Picton Hospital Boardroom. 1-888-811-3887 Problem with drugs? JAN 1 – AL-ANON – Meets Tues(s) 8pm Gilead Fellowship Church. 1-866951-3711 Affected by someone’s drinking? JAN 1 – ALATEEN – Meets Tuesdays 8pm Gilead Fellowship Church. Age 12-19 Affected by someone’s drinking? 1-866-951-3711. JAN 2 – FRIENDS OF CHRIST CHURCH CEMETERY HILLIER – 6pm at 783 Wilson Rd. Readings, carols & refreshments. Donations to cemetery welcome. Call 399-1892 for more information. JAN 3 – AL-ANON – Meets Thurs(s) 10:30am St. Mary Magdalene Church. 1-866-951-3711 Affected by someone’s drinking? JAN 9 – SOPHIASBURG OVER 60 LUNCH & MEETING – Demorestville Friendship Church Hall 12noon. $10. No plates needed. Phone Peggy by Monday 476- 3755. JAN 9 – WINDY ILLAGE OPEN STAGE – Returns for another season 7pm at the Wellington Legion, 364 Main St. W. Wellington. Cash donations to the Storehouse Food Bank are encouraged. Coffee provided. All welcome – performers at any level. JAN 9 – LOYALIST DECORATIVE PAINTERS GUILD – Meets 7pm Carrying Place United Church. Coffee & snacks 6:30pm. New members always welcome. Bring regular painting supplies. Meeting every second Wednesday of the month. Information Noreen 475-2005. Jan 26 – WALK FOR MEMORIES – Alzheimer Society of PEC. On line registration is now open at www.walkformemories.ca. 1-3pm at either PECI or Wellington & District Community Centre. Each dollar raised supports families in PEC. PE County’s indoor fundraising walk. Info 476-2085. JAN 30 – PEC HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY – Picton Town Hall above the Fire Station. Elevator available. Doors open 7pm. Meet the new Executive Board. Guest speaker Kurt Chris presents “Attracting Birds to Your Garden” Free refreshments. Info at pechorticultural.org.
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Wellington can’t build on lead
It was one of the stormiest nights of the winter so far but, although they got off to a sloppy start, the Picton Pirates managed to come from behind to take the win over Deseronto. The Pirates scored three third-period goals en route to a 6–3 victory over the Deseronto Storm last Thursday. It was Deseronto getting the drop on a Pirates team that didn't look to be at the top of their game. “We were very sloppy (Thursday) and we lacked focus from the start of the game. I will take blame for that,” said Pirates coach and general manager Ryan Woodward. Just 44 seconds from the drop of the puck Nick Ferguson found himself with a juicy giveaway alone in front, and he turned and fired. While Picton goalie Andrew Pearson got a piece of it, the puck found the top shelf. The Pirates continued to get better as the period went along, but Storm goalie Ben Elliot stood tall. It looked like the Pirates might tie the game quickly when Elliot bobbled a puck in the crease, but a forechecking Eric Hayes wasn't able to push the loose puck by the netminder. Midway through the first Steve Csanyi took a minor penalty for cross checking. The Storm got some good chances and ultimately capitalized with Ferguson netting his second of the game on the man advantage. That goal seemed to wake the Pirates up. Riley Main was able to get Picton on the board just over a minute later after some nice work from team captain Brandon Peever to separate the Storm defenders from the puck below the goal line. With less than two minutes remaining in the period Evan Greer finished off a nice pass from Mitchell Smith to even the score. It was Greer's eighth goal in the last nine games. Although the Storm managed to keep the score tied, the Pirates had a much better second period. While the Pirates got most of the chances, Deseronto made the most of their few. Midway through the
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steppIng In Picton Pirates forward Eric Hayes tries unsuccessfully to step around Deseronto Storm forechecker Corey Prince during the first period of the clubs’ clash last Thursday. The Storm took an early lead in the game, but some hard work paid off for the Pirates in the end as they took the 6–3 victory with three third-period tallies. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)
second period the Storm got off on a two-on-one breakaway. Ferguson fed the puck to Jared Boomhower, who buried it to gain the lead for Deseronto. The Pirates came back with more intensity and just two minutes later came back to even the score when Csanyi fired a long pass to Jeremiah Doherty at the Storm blue line. Doherty walked in to the top of the circle and fired a rocket slap shot past Elliot to tie the game with nine minutes remaining in the second stanza. Elliot had to stand tall for the remaining time as
Picton continued to throw everything on net, eventually leading Deseronto 21–5 in shots for the middle frame. The team maintained their momentum in the final 20 minutes. With Kirby Maracle in the sin bin for roughing, Geoff Cleminson forced his way to the front of the net and buried one on the man advantage just under six minutes into the period. Two minutes later Cleminson had his second of the game when he deflected a Brad Jacklin point shot past Elliot to give Picton a two-goal lead.
As Picton began to turn the tide, Deseronto began to sink into penalty trouble. At 14:14 Kenny Murduff sent a hard shot on goal from the blue line, beating Elliot and sealing the game for Picton with another power-play marker. Sixteen-year-old affiliate player Riley Steeves, who regularly suits up for the Quinte Red Devils Major Midget AAA team, had assists on all three thirdperiod goals, making an impact in his junior hockey debut. “The guys have battled hard this month to put together wins and tonight
they had an off night,” said Woodward. “Give Deseronto full credit for their effort, they were opportunistic, worked hard and got great goaltending from Elliot. We are happy to get the two points and we’ll put this one behind us and starting preparing for Amherstview right away.” The Pirates also played the Amherstview Jets on Friday Dec. 21. Due to print deadlines coverage of that game will appear in the Jan. 3 edition of the Gazette. The team will be on holidays until Thursday, Jan. 3 when they face the Napanee Raiders.
The Wellington Dukes had a chance to spoil the Newmarket Hurricanes’ Christmas party Dec. 20, but they couldn’t hold their lead in a 4-2 loss. Jordan Dunin got the fans at the Ray Twinney Complex in the festive mood by capitalizing on a power play 10:51 into the first period for Newmarket, but the Dukes proved they weren’t going to just roll over for the home side. Just 30 seconds later, Evan Erickson tied the game, converting a feed from Cam Nicoll. The Dukes would then build on that swing in momentum as Erick Deslaurentis gave the team a one-goal lead going into the break from former Guelph Storm skater Spencer Turcotte. The Dukes were unable to build on that lead as the game wore on, however, as the Hurricanes got even in the second period with another power-play marker — this time off the stick of Sean Walker. Walker and teammate Jeff Murray were both in on the first two Newmarket goals statistically and they combined to set up the game-winner 13:23 into the third period as Austin Rigney found the goal behind Hayden Lavigne. Brandon Franciso would find the empty net with just two seconds left in the game to preserve the victory for Newmarket. Wellington did manage to outshoot Newmarket 136 in the final period, but they couldn’t beat Matthew WIntjes for an equalizer. The Dukes were slated to finish their pre-Christmas schedule at home the following day (after the Gazette’s deadline for this edition), hosting their longtime rival, the Kingston Voyageurs. Wellington will kick off 2013 on the road in Lindsay Jan. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Meanwhile, the club will host the second annual Central Canada Cup Challenge tournament from today to Sunday. The tournament features all-stars and top prospects from the OJHL, CCHL, and Quebec AAA leagues. More information about the tournament is available online at ojhl.pointstreaksites.com. -Staff
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The Ag & Rural Update is an electronic bulletin that is produced weekly by staff at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture & Food, (OMAF), Brighton Resource Centre. It is distributed free to subscribers. Not all of the information used in this farm calendar is supplied by the electronic bulletin.
January 3/2013 - Hastings Federation of Agriculture Monthly Meeting, Thurlow Community Centre, 516 Harmony Road, Corbyville, 8:00 pm Contact Judy Hagerman 613-473-4444 / firstname.lastname@example.org January 9 – Prince Edward Cattlemen’s Association Annual General Meeting, Friendship United Church, Demorestville, 6 pm – Potluck with meeting to follow. For more information contact Tina Hiddink 613-967-6571 ext.8000 / email@example.com January 10 – Northumberland Cattlemen’s Association Annual General Meeting, Alnick Civic Centre, Roseneath, 6 pm Trade Show – 7 pm Dinner – Tickets $15. For more information contact Bonnie Wilson 905-344-1100 / firstname.lastname@example.org January 10 - Market Trends and Farmland Values, Fairford Inn & Suites Marriott, 407 North Front St., Belleville, O 10 am to 3 pm - This one-day workshop is your chance to hear from two leading industry experts. In the morning session, Philip Shaw shares insights into agriculture’s economic environment and common reasons for farmland price movement. The afternoon features Maurice Doyon or John DePutter who will outline coming trends, examine the outlook for Ontario and share tips on making your own marketing plan. Register for both, or choose morning or afternoon only. Cost is complementary. Lunch and workshop materials provided. To register call 1-800387-3232 or visit www.fcc.ca/learning January 15 – Grain Farmers of Ontario, District 12 Meeting (Durham, Northumberland, Kawartha, Peterborough, Hastings) For more information visit http://www.gfo.ca/ January 16 - Grain Farmers of Ontario, District 13 Meeting (Prince Edward, Lennox, Addington, Frontenac, Lanark, Leeds, Grenville, Renfrew, Ottawa, Elgin Lions Club, 19 Pineview Drive, Elgin, 10 am – For more information visit http://www.gfo.ca/
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$725/month plus hydro, 1 free parking spot, 47 King Street, Picton. 1 block to downtown, non smoking, clean, quiet. Contact Brian 613-240-5332, email@example.com 1 & 2 bedroom apts, beautifully furnished, close to downtown $800 & $1000 mo. includes utilities, cable & internet, 613-391-1441, 941-249-2425. 1 BEDRM apartments available, 44 Main St. Picton. These units have been completely redone, new flooring, kitchen cabinets, bathroom fixtures & kitchen appliances. Also heavily insulated for sound. Units are starting at $800 plus hydro, includes heat, water, garbage & laundry. Please contact Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org 1 BEDROOM apartment, available January 1, on ground floor, over looking Picton Harbour $750mo. all inclusive call 613-403-1024. 2 BEDROOM apt. 1100sq', small balcony, over looking harbour, $850 monthly plus H & H, includes fridge, stove, washer, dryer and 2 car parking 613-771-3203. 2 BEDROOM 2 bath, 2012-13 models natural gas heat, very economical utilities. Lawn cutting, snow removal & water included. Starting at $99,900 purchase or lease at $1095/mo Raspberry Fields, 100 Upper Lake St. 55+years community. 613-8851307 for details.
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2 BEDROOM 2 level house, Spring Street, Picton. $1,200 plus utilities. Large yard. Washer/dryer, fridge/stove. Available Jan 1st. 613-476-6459 2-1 BED apts. in adult building, 1st apt. over looks Tip of the Bay, with private entrance, storageroom, gas fireplace. 2nd apt large one bedroom with small 2nd bedroom or office and private balcony, both apts, include fridge, stove, washer/dryer hookups, 2 car parking $750 mo. plus H & H. Reduced rent for person willing to do minor duties such as vacuuming, snow shovelling and grass cutting 613771-3203. 3+ BEDROOM , 2 full baths,open concept, suitable for professionals, located south of Belleville 613471-1360. APARTMENT AVAILABLE in adult building. Large one bedroom with small 2nd bedroom or office and private balcony, includes fridge, stove, washer/dryer hookups, 2 car parking $750 mo. plus H & H. Reduced rent for person willing to do minor duties such as vacuuming, snow shovelling and grass cutting 613-771-3203.
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QUIET, BRIGHT, renovated 2 bedroom apartment in historic building near Merrill Inn, $950/mo includes heat, laundry, parking, suitable for mature individual or couple. Sorry no smoking or pets. Call 613-4711437 for appointment.
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SHORT TERM accommodations. Beautifully furnished 1 & 2 bedroom units, until May, one block away from downtown Picton. Call 613-391-1441 or view thefenix.ca WATERFRONT 2 BEDROOM apartment, Glenora Ferry, utilities/laundry included, no pets/non-smk, ideal for single person, $850 613-373-9368.
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MINT AND used postage stamps, covers, post cards, coins and paper money. Call Bob 613-967-2118.
A CERTIFIED PERSONAL Support Worker. Do you or a loved one need in home personal care, meal preparation, housekeeping, transportation to appointments or shopping. Tracey, 613-399-2080 A DINNER PARTY? Booking Christmas parties, party platters, Hor d'oeuvres. Call Sheila Brushey Catering 613-393-5021. 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. ABSOLUTE LAWN and Home Maintenance: snow removal, light construction: drywall, paint, trim, etc. Senior rates. 613-920-0681
Providing professional service with care, dignity and personal attention to all details surrounding the loss of a loved one. 2 Centre Street, Picton Robert C. Osborne 476-5571 Funeral Director NOTE: Report errors immediately. The Picton Gazette will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion of an advertisement. CLASSIFIED DEADLINES: Tuesday at 4:30pm
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In Memory of an Amazing Father and Grandpa,
Gone are the days we used to share
Remembering you often in our own way
At times it just doesn’t seem fair
Never had the chance to say
Dad your life is our story Perhaps there is no need
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Each of us are aching No one will ever know
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Renovations - Additions Siding - Decks Painting - Floors Phone 613-393-2819 613-393-1196 Book for Spring!
KNIGHTS OF Columbus "Country Music Jamboree" January 5th, St. Gregory's School gym. Dinner 6pm, show 7pm. $12 dinner & show, $6. show only. Open Microphone. 613-476-3902
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Tickets $35/ couple $20/ single Tickets available at Elks downstairs bar or Brett McCumber or Chuck Haskins 613-476-7309 DJ, Door Prizes, Late Lunch Served
ACKERMAN, Garnet. In loving memory of a dear husband, father and poppy who left us December 20, 2011. Your pain has ended but we still miss you so much everyday. Always in our thoughts. Love Bernadine, Denis, Nancy, Braden & Paige, Lynda, Terry, Sarah & Luke, Bonnie, Harry, Wes & Craig. DAFOE- John L. In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather, who passed through heaven's gate 8 years ago, December 27, 2004. It broke our hearts to lose you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories. Your love is still our guide, And though we cannot see you, You are always by our side. Your smiling way and pleasant face are a pleasure to recall, A friend to each and everyone and truly loved by all. Little did we know that morning, God was going to call your name, In life we loved you dearly, and in death we do the same, John is loved now and always remembered by his wife Gladys, and children Irene, Leonard, Dorothy, Jim and their families.
Passed away December 23, 2001. As angels keep their watch up there, Please God, just let her know That we down here do not forget, We love and miss her so. Ever remembered by husband Raymond and son John.
ISTEAD-In loving memory of a dear mother, Frances who passed away December 27, 1996. What would I not give, to clasp her hand, Her dear sweet face to see, To hear her voice To see her smile That meant so much to me. Sadly missed by son Arnold & Sue. MCCOY- Nancy. In loving memory of our mother, mother-in-law, nanny and grandma who left us December 27, 2011. If Heaven wasn't so far away We'd sit on a cloud And visit you everyday We never believed You would actually leave And now everyday Has left us to grieve The only thing That eases the pain Is knowing that someday We'll meet again. Forever loved and missed by son Brian, daughter-in-law Chris, grandchildren Christopher, Krista and Brandon, great grandchildren Kurstyn, Cassidee, Corbin, Grace and Bryce. MITCHELL, Ida. In loving memory of a dear mother and grandma who passed away December 27, 2010. We miss you so much, not a day goes by that you are not in our thoughts... Love Terry, Lynda and Sarah. OSTRANDER, Leland. December 30, 2006 A million times we've needed you A million times we've cried, If love could have saved you You never would have died. Things we feel most deeply Are the hardest things to say, My dearest one, we loved you, In a very special way. If I could have one lifetime wish One dream that could come true, I'd pray to God with all my heart For yesterday and you. Love Mary and family.
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In loving memory of a dear father, grandfather and great-grandfather who passed away November 24, 2011. éľšéľş Always remembered by his family
In loving memory of a dear wife and mother
â€œDo not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep, I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sunlight on the ripened grain, I am the gentle Autumnâ€™s rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift uplifting rush. Oh quiet birds in circled flight, I am the soft stars that shine at night, Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die.â€? Remembered by Marilyn & Lynn Jones, Anne & George Koehler, Harold & Kim Foster, Glen & Linda Foster, Russell and families.
RORABECK- Eva. In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother, who passed away January 1, 1986. The special times will not return When we were all together But with the love within our hearts You will walk with us forever. Lovingly remembered by Janice, Rod, Jade and Justin. TAYLOR, In loving memory of our dear mother Abbie Taylor, who passed away December 30th, 2000. There's a corner in our hearts We keep it just for you. As long as life and memories last We'll always think of you. Always loved and never forgotten Elva, Bob, Deanna and families. WADFORTH, In loving memory of a dear father, Gordon Wadforth December 26, 2010 and a dear mother Marie Wadforth, December 28, 2010. A daily thought a silent tear A secret wish that you were here And when old times we do recall That's when we miss you most of all Always loved and remembered Brenda, Hendrik and all the grandchildren. WADFORTH- Gordon Howard Wadforth April 9, 1928-December 26, 2010 Lena Marie Wadforth March 6, 1930-December 28, 2010. We miss you in so many ways We miss things you used to say And when old times we do recall It's then we miss you most of all. Remembered always by Bob, Linda, Doug, Judy, Nick & Brett.
Gertrude (â€œTrudyâ€?) Edith Taylor (nee Carkner)
October 9, 1922 - December 16, 2012
Trudy passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday morning at West Lake Terrace nursing home, and will be dearly missed by her husband, Paul Van Vlack and stepdaughters Jane Van Vlack (Stephen Hatfield), Judy Bradley (Larry), and their children (Jonathan, Brian, Donald, Paul). She will also be lovingly remembered by her niece Mary Miles, grandniece Rebecca Blight and her family (Barry, Nick, Sophie), and nephews Andrew Miles, Richard Miles, Roger Carkner, and their families. Trudy was predeceased in 1999 by her loving first husband, Rodger Taylor. Throughout her life, Trudy had many wonderful friends and enjoyed interesting adventures, including extensive travel and time spent living in Jamaica and Cuba (during the Revolution). Trudy was an avid golfer, winning many trophies in Toronto and Nova Scotia, and she encouraged young women to take up the sport. Trudy was an enthusiastic artist, an accomplished bridge player, and a member of the Toastmistress organization. She supported many organizations and charities, including the Red Cross and the local hospitals in Amherst and Picton. Sincere thanks go to the caring staff of West Lake Terrace nursing home, and to Trudyâ€™s wonderful caregivers, Sara and Michelle. A private service will be held for family at a later date. If desired, donations can be made to The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Peacefully, with her family by her side, on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at the age of 12 years. She will be deeply missed by her Mom and Dad, Joanne and Ben, younger sister Genevieve, grandmas Anna Tait and Jennifer Glossop, and her caregiver Rhea Penarubia. She will live on in the hearts of Sherry, Mike, Angela, Erica, Bob, Margaret, Emily, Berthilde, Jennifer, and Lorraine to name but a few. The family wishes to extend their deep appreciation to the staff and caregivers at St. Bernardâ€™s and St. Markâ€™s Schools, CHEO, and particularly Rogerâ€™s House. Friends and family may visit at Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road, Nepean (between Bayshore Dr. and Baseline Rd.) on Saturday, December 29, 2012 from 1:00 pm until time of service, which will be held in the Chapel at 2:00 pm. Reception to follow. For those wishing a donation to Rogerâ€™s House would be appreciated. Condolences, tributes, or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com.
Peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital, Wednesday, December 19, 2012.Â Cherished Soulmate of Robert Brown formerly of Trenton. Loving mother of Lissa Van Wart (Trevor Van Cott), and birth mother of Nancy Post (Craig Samples), Christine Rutter (Robert), Leslie Matacheski (John),Â John Dainard (Kim Clark-Salt) and Timothy Blower (Sharon Armstrong). Gramdmother to Nathan, Alisha, Ian, Ryan, Andrew, Kristen, Christina, Caitlin, and great grandmother to Damascus, Kayden and Caleb.Â Dear sister of Margaret Blackwood, Anne Neves, Shirley LaPraddle, Gloria Lyle and the late Leonard Smart. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will gather at the Kingston General Hospital, Chapel, on Saturday, December 22, 2012Â from 2 p.m. until the Funeral Service time at 3:00 p.m. Final place of rest will be in Cherry Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or UHKF - Kingston General Hospital would be appreciated by her family.Â Arrangements entrusted to Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Home-Central Chapel.Â 613-546-5454
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RUTTLE BROTHERS FURNITURE SINCE 1974
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AT 9:30 A.M. AUCTION SALE - â€œWINTER BLUESâ€? ANTIQUE DOUG JARRELL SALES ARENA, BELLEVILLE DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 401 at Belleville take Hwy 37 north 2 kms to Casey Rd. Follow Casey Rd. east 6 kms to 1146. Featuring a wide selection of antique furniture, glass, china, toys, Royal Doultons, Beswick figurines, wooden carvings & more. Antique fold top ladyâ€™s writing desk with matching chair, antique open washstand, Victorian style hall table with marble top, antique hall bench/ mirror & original hardware, old childâ€™s trunk, white wicker table, needlepoint footstool, 2 tier mahogany piecrust table, antique dresser with beveled glass mirror, antique grape press, 2 antique framed photos, large qty. of smalls including a 12 place setting of Royal Albert â€œSilver Birchâ€? dishes including open & covered vegetables, meat platter, cake plate, tea & coffee pots, cream & sugar and 2 mint dishes approximately 80 pieces total, Royal Albert â€œPetit Pointâ€? 24 piece tea set, a 9 place setting of Shelly â€œWine Grapeâ€? dishes approximately 65 pieces, Royal Winton breakfast set, antique red carnival glass water pitcher, several Royal Doulton figurines including â€œThe Lobster Manâ€?(H.N. 2317), â€œThe Storyâ€?(H.N. 2248), â€œShore Leaveâ€?(H.N. 2254), â€œA Good Catchâ€?(H.N.2258), â€œSir John Falstaff figurine jug. Belleek butter dish, Chalet vase, Venetian glass, antique pickle cruet, silver plate napkins, German steins, â€œBritainsâ€? lead soldiers, Lesney cars in the box, wooden toy box, tin highway patrol car, cast iron bank, antique wooden duck decoy, old tins, royalty pieces, Otagiri pieces, Wedgwood water pitcher, 4 Kaiser vases, â€œSpodeâ€™s Cowslipâ€? partial setting of dishes, cranberry glass basket, hand blown vaseline glass vase, Goebel Blueboy & Pinkie figurines, Fitz & Floyd candy dish, Black Americana cookie jar, several finger jugs including a 3 gallon â€œHB&Lâ€?, 2 large cast iron school bells with harps, 2 old dolls carriages, wicker stroller, firemenâ€™s hose with brass nozzle & reel, large set of stilliards, advertising store display â€œBoeckh Mopsâ€?, fishing rods, several reels in original boxes, tackle box with tackle, wooden crates, enamel roast pan, old ash stand, retro TV lamp, â€œMautheâ€? & â€œFunghansâ€? mantle clocks, East Lake hall table, round oak single pedestal table with 4 leaves, telephone table, sewing table, round quarter sawn oak hall table, 4 retro ice cream parlor stools, â€œMineruaâ€? cabinet model radio, antique dresser top mirror, numerous horse figurines pulling hand made carriages & farm equipment, several old maps, Beatles collector cards, â€œPlanters Peanutsâ€? salt & pepper, retro water pitcher & 8 matching glasses, small quantity of pink and yellow depression glass, Royal Winton candy dish, 2 Wedgwood cups & saucers, Murano art glass ash tray, Occupied Japan figurines, Germany pastry dish, silver overlay fruit bowl, 4 pieces of flow blue â€œNonpareil Burgess & Leighâ€? & many more pieces coming in daily. See my website for pictures. Terms: Cash, Debit, MC/VISA or cheque/ID Auctioneers not responsible in case of accident. Lunch available. AUCTIONEERS: DOUG JARRELL & BEN TREVERTON 613-969-1033 www.dougjarrellauctions.com
The Picton Gazette wishes all our readers a safe and
5th ANNUAL NEW YEARâ€™S DAY AUCTION SALE
TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2013
at 9:30 A.M. SHARP AT SOUTH FREDERICKSBURG HALL ANTIQUES: Wall what-not-shelf; fold down wicker seat highchair; large wicker baby carriage (Toronto); O.G. & Gingerbread clocks; Atwater Kent floor model radio (excl); round walnut dining table with 4 leaves; blanket box; Quebec corner cupboard; 2 Victorian chairs; barrister bookcase; oak china cabinet & wash stand; Teak drum top desk & 6' book stand; drop leaf gate leg walnut dining room table; corner what-not-stand; hand carved vintage glass top pine end tables (Alpine Scene); wicker standing sewing basket; small pine wooden trunk; 2 crafted childâ€™s rockers; claw & glass ball organ stool; 2 bridge lamps with stain glass shades; modern display cabinet for toy cars; stained glass medicine cabinet; harvest table with drawer; GIBBARD: Walnut tilt top table; 2 drawer silverware chest; fruit tray; mahogany 2 drawer campaign style chest with mirror; COLLECTABLES: Kingston Merchant crock - Rigney & Hickey Spirits; 12 piece ivory sperm whale teeth, including whole teeth (Canada 1949 northern BC coast); large shore bird; 1960's pinball machine; airplane weathervane; 3 gingerbread teawades; 1960s weathervane; large cast iron bell 1862-1870 signed complete with harp, wheel & anchor brackets; Renfrew wheel barrow scales complete & original stenciling; large blacksmith anvil with hardy (140 lbs); two 80 lb milk cans; 50's Coca Cola button; vintage wooden croquet set; 1967 Pepsi Cola candlestick telephone; 2 carved fish decoys by Charles Buchanan; cast iron bulldog door stop; ships wheel; marine ship wall mount cast light (1903); 2 WW11 helmets (Germany); WW11 American shore patrol helmet; WW1 Japanese sword; WW11 Paratrooper pistol holster (rare); military or RCMP Sam Brown belt; military badge lots & individuals (Allies & German); military caps, swagger sticks, buttons, etc., field telephones with cases; leather Jerkin army vest; military presentation piece "battle scene" in case; wood military unit wall pieces; RCAF silver jubilee book "How to Fly Float Planes" mobile command RCAF armlet; 2 original brass port holes with clock & barometer inserts; C.N.R. conductorâ€™s hat with cap badge; other railroad items to include maps, plans & operating manuals, Grand Trunk manual; 2 railroad message hoops (willow); railroad car mover tool; C.N.R. caboose water can & rail spike maul; Armstrong broad axe (Napanee 1850); wooden wall telephone; 1800's barometerthermometer; cast iron seat clock; cast iron water pump floor lamp; snowshoes; 1926 Dodge front rad cover with enamel emblem wall hanging; tin "no smoking" sign from Waterloo Insurance Company & other signs; Indian beadwork; Singer Featherlite sewing machine; Schaefer beer light sign (working); 60's-70's baseball & hockey cards; metal Toronto Blue Jays pennant; 250+ comic books; Old Wyandotte car carrier transport; Structo truck & trailer; Marx army truck & other tin toys; old Fisher Price toys; model RR transformer & freight cars; milk bottles; Esso Womenâ€™s hockey team; tight weave basket; 1823 sampler with local connection; folk art chair; butter bowl & ladle; Spearmint Gum jar; Early candle molds; oil lamps; original 1962-63 Export calendar Leafâ€™s team photo; Vintage 1960's Hockey World magazines; hand crafted, native, Haida, wood sculptured hanging loon (West Coast Canada); ladies hats & Kingston & Trenton millinery boxes; old post card sets; antique childâ€™s stove with numerous cooking utensils; collector tins; cigar boxes; promotional silks; felts & flags; lace mantilla fan (Paris 1872); vintage king size designer patchwork quilt; 2 Aladdin lamps; Russian pellet rifle (1970); old catalogues; Marquis by Harmony mandolin; flat top guitar; 14k gold filled 15 jewel Waltham & Cyma 15 jewel pocket watches with fobs; GLASS & CHINA ETC. Large selection of old cornflower pieces; carnival glass; cranberry glass; Dainty Blue Shelley pieces; Old Country Rose butter dish; Royal Albert July trio; wash basin & pitcher; covered comport; goblets; Roseville teapot with matching cream & sugar; 4 original Royal Doultons; Don Stinson signed salad bowl & tongs; pair of custom lined drapes; ART & BOOKS: Greater Napanee sketches of local buildings; 3 pastoral chalk art scenes; Keirstead Bluenose 11; Framed Buffalo Bill Cody print; Quintuplets print; German prints; plus 10 other pieces of art; 1st Edition Smiling Wilderness book; 2 Queens University Year Books (tri colour); "Encyclopedia of Dolls"; and other reference books; 1928-60 NCI; NDCI; NDSS Torch Yearbooks; old organ and piano sheet music; OTHER: New gas ice fishing auger. NO BUYERS PREMIUM VIEWING SALE DAY ONLY - 8a.m. Terms: Cash, Interac, Visa, MasterCard only NEIL LAMBERT, AUCTIONEER Napanee 613-354-3406 e-mail Sally1@KOS.net For pictures- www.lambertauctions.ca
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012
PECI’s Rob Garden youngest winner of Sir Mackenzie Bowell educator of year award
2012, from page 9
■ Economic development co-ordinator Debra Williams was on hand at an April committee-of-the-whole meeting where she explained to councillors the idea of a community development strategy which she said was beyond economic development and beyond collaboration. A new Community Development Commission would be created with community organizations in a partnership role. The committee approved the concept for recommendation to council. ■ As it was Earth Day, green initiatives were on a lot of residents' plates in late April. Newly dubbed Pitch-In Prince Edward County looked to clean up the municipality's streets while County Sustainability Group volunteers promoted conservation with a rain barrel sale and PECI students organized an e-waste collection event to divert electronics from landfills. Despite a cold and rainy weekend for the events, each was deemed a success. ■ Recovered drug addict and former gang member Rick Osborne was at PECI to offer students a sobering look at the dangers of drug abuse. Students got a hefty dose of reality as Osborne described his own descent into the drug and motorcycle gang culture in his early teens. While living in Niagara Falls with what he said was a good family, Osborne described a quick turnaround to a homeless junkie after being injected with drugs against his will by a group of heroin addicts. The looks on the faces of many of the students showed the words weren't lost. ■Members of the Kinsmen Club of Picton donated their largest single sum ever when they presented the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation with a cheque for $5,000 during their annual charity auction in April. Club president Ross Lindsay said the group worked hard raise the funds for the cheque which were expected to go toward the purchase of vital digital mammography equipment for the hospital. Lindsay said the hospital foundation was chosen as the recipient because the hospital impacts everyone in the county. ■ The Rotary Club of Wellington kicked off a new $70,000 initiative to upgrade the surface of the Millennium Trail for bicycles. The project looked to widen a seven-kilometre stretch of the trail to 3.35 metres, scrape the soil into a rolled surface to improve drainage and to resurface the trail with limestone screenings. Rotary member Barry Davidson said the improvements were being considered because Rotary believed the trail could have much more benefit to the community than it had previously. He said cyclists would use the trail more if the surface was sufficient.
■ A Bloomfield man is dead and his accused killer remains in custody after an incident at a Stanley Street home early Tuesday morning. Prince Edward OPP responded to 911 call at 12:10 a.m. Tuesday morning to a residence at 51 Stanley street where they discovered a
deceased male, 46-year-old Thomas McCormick As a result, 53-year-old Lawrence Markwell of Bloomfield was arrested at the scene and charged with 2nd degree murder. Markwell, who lived at the same address with the deceased for over seven years, was held for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville Tuesday afternoon where his bail application was waived due to the seriousness of the charge. ■ PECI business and mathematics teacher Rob Garden was selected as the Sir Mackenzie Bowell educator of the year in the Quinte region. Garden, a Picton native, was nominated by student Cassidy Allison and is the youngest teacher ever to win the award as top teacher in the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. ■ Although the impact to county taxpayers was greater that some councillors wanted, council approved the final draft do the 2012 budget. The final budget sits at $58,822,066 with the net to be raised amount at $26,398,270- 7.7 per cent increase over last year. ■ A start-up software design company featuring some of the people behind gaming hits Halo, Call of Duty and World of Warcraft announced they will be coming to Prince Edward County. Little Think Tank Studios will be setting up shop at the PEC Innovation Centre on Bridge street. The company is partnering with Loyalist College and has received funding through a Prince Edward-Lennox & Addington Community Futures Development Corporation grant. ■ A Prince Edward County native was among those vying for a seat in the Alberta provincial election. Jamie Kleinsteuber, a professional in the airline industry, represented the New Democrat Party in the 27,778square-kilometre BanffCochrane riding. Although the PECI alum was unable to wrest the riding away from the grips of the Conservative party, Kleinsteuber provided the NDP with their best showing in years. ■ Around two dozen PECI students were among the 4,000 young people that took part in the 95th anniversary
ceremony the commemorated the battle of Vimy Ridge as part of a tour of central Europe. Students also visited former concentration camp sites in Germany and the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium. ■ Wellington Duke sniper Darcy Murphy will be hitting the NCAA ranks a season early. With one year of junior eligibility remaining, The Colgate Raiders announced the Marysville native will be coming to the school one year earlier than originally planned. Murphy led the OJHL in goals in 2011-2012 with 52. ■ Participants in the inaugural Hike for Hospice event raised over $51,000 to support a residential hospice facility in Picton. ■ Pinecrest Memorial student Alyssa Roche was winner of the Walter Aselstine Memorial Trophy for top marks for an individual performing woodwinds, brass or percussion at the Quinte Rotary Music Festival. A flutist, Roche also sings and was part of the award wining Quinte Children's Training Choir. ■The company behind a hotel known as being one of Toronto's trendier boutique accommodation providers is trying its hand at making over a well known Prince Edward County landmark. Drake Hotel Properties announced is had purchased the Devonshire Inn in Wellington in a deal Toronto Life reported to be worth $1.3 million. It's expected the project will be completed in spring 2013. ■ Kingston angler Marco McRae is the big winner in this year's annual Kiwanis Walleye World fishing derby. McRae hooked his prize winning 11.5 pound walleye in the early morning hours of Saturday, five in Picton Bay using a shad coloured Husky Jerk lure, winning a 16 foot boat, motor and trailer. ■ Former Wellington Duke defenceman Curtis Leonard was selected as NCAA Division I Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s top freshman of the year. The Napanee native played in all 39 Engineer games in 2011-12 and picked up a goal and five assists. ■ More than two dozen Prince Edward County residents were recognized for their volunteerism at the Quinte region's edition of the
Ontario Volunteer Service Awards ceremony in Belleville. Among those recognized was Picton businessman Frank Wright. ■ PECI student Cassidy Allison and staff member Nancy Etmanski were among those presented with Hastings & Prince Edward District School Board Great Places Awards. Allison is PECI school council president while Etmanksi has served as an Educational Assistant at the school for 16 years. ■ PECI's Cole Norton served notice to his fellow competitors at the Bay of Quinte Invitational Track & Field meet by winning the midget boys long jump and 100 m sprint
by wide margins. ■ Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak visiting the Prince EdwardHastings riding and hammered away on Liberal job creation and energy policies at a town hall style meeting. Hudak said under a Tory provincial government, the feed-in tariff program would be canceled and businesses should receive tax cuts to help private enterprise. ■ A Picton women awoke to find a hate message spray painted on the door of her Richmond Street residence. Police are investigating. ■ Eighteen potential firefighters are vying for 15 volunteer spots with the Prince Edward County Fire Depart-
ment. Prospective firefighters were put through their paces at skills competition and assessment trial at the Mallory road detachment. ■ Prince Edward County is restructuring its water and wastewater department and, as such, will close its Church street office at it centralizes its operation. The move is designed to improve services for water and wastewater users as well as improve departmental organization to meet operational demands. The move is expected to impact municipal staff.
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■ After their first spring rookie camp in their home building, The Wellington Dukes announced they have locked up top prospects Mike Soucier and Jake Marchment for the 2012-13 season. Both players have commitments to NCAA programs with Marchment due to attend Canisus College in Buffalo and Soucier to play for Bemidji State in 2014. ■ PECI had its most prolific day in history at the Bay of Quinte Track and Field Championship as the club came home with nine gold medals. Cole Norton lead the way with three while Courtney Wilson (two), Brad Reid, Mitch Reid, Graysen St. Pierre and Amanda Whalen all had top finishes. ■ Prince Edward County's CAO Merlin Dewing announced a pool of candidates for a program that will provide the services of a top administrator in the event Dewing is away. Senior municipal staffers Susan Turnbull, James Hepburn and Robert McAuley were chosen to take part in the process. The program is intended to “support a succession plan strategy and maintain the delivery of continuous customer service excellence during the absences of the CAO.” ■Fred Fox, Terry Fox's brother, visited Athol South Marysburgh Public school along with several other local public schools to commemorate their involvement in the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope. The school has been participating in the cancer research fundraiser for 25 year and has
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With a full wraparound porch, this cozy plan allows all the comfort of home in a smaller square footage. The great room is open tothe kitchen and breakfast nook. A warm fireplace lends its glow to both areas. Family bedrooms on this floor share a full bath and areseparated from the master suite on the second floor. Featuring its own private balcony and walk-in closet, the master bedroom also hasa complete bath with a separate shower and tub. A loft or study area that overlooks the great room completes this retreat. First Floor: 1,093 sq. ft. Second Floor: 580 sq. ft. Total: 1,673 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 online or call 1-800-663-6739 for more information on how to order and modify plans.
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THE PICTON GAZETTE
Beautiful Country Lot in an ideal location, only 15 minutes to Highway 401 or 5 minutes to Picton. Set on a quietly travelled road, enjoy your privacy with these 22 acres of level farmland. Additional acreage available a short distance up the road. $79,000 MLS 2123603 Sarah Scott* & Gail Forcht**
This 30 + acres is located on Morrison Point Road and is considered to be one of the most exclusive roads in the County, a very picturesque tree lined road with custom homes and farms. There are three 10 acre lots, that were severed in 2011 with deeded accrss to Prince Edward Bay and wells have been installed on each lot. The waterfront is pristine, great for swimming and boating and offers great waterfront views. Prince Edward County is home to over 30 wineries and the world famous Sandbanks Provincial park. This is an opportunity to builders to build three luxury custom homes. Hundreds of mature spruce trees exist on the lots. Unique opportunity!! $449,000 MLS 2127392 Lori Slik*
WAUPOOS BUILDING LOT! Strikingly beautiful 5.2-acre building lot in Waupoos wine country, ready for your dream home. Rolling terrain and mature trees make this a very appealing site and there is already a well in place. Surrounded by significant properties, and just minutes from Picton! MLS 2125801 $88,200. Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*
Panoramic water views from this custom built, open concept eco energy efficient home. No expense has been spared from the roof with lifetime guarantee, geothermal heating and cooling system, water system, new Trex composite decking with glass to enjoy unhindered views of Smiths Bay and Waupoos Island. Vaulted ceilings in the Great Room, kitchen, dining area. Lots of natural light with the wonderful wall of windows/French doors to the deck and skylight in the kitchen. Pine floors and ceramic, 3 bay garage with inside entry and triple parking driveway. Spacious master bdrm with walk-in closet, ensuite and offering waterviews. Main floor laundry and easy access from an oversized double garage with loft. Additional smaller garage for storage. The basement with 8 ft. ceiling and an abundance of light is ready for its final finishes. 8 mins. to Picton. Close to restaurants, wineries, Cider Co. and cheese factories. $457,000 MLS 2126398 Gail Forcht** & Sarah Scott*
Great opportunity to own over 22 acres in a picturesque rural setting! Ideally located only minutes to Picton and just a short drive to Highway 401. Level farmland to build your dream home and enjoy all that nature has to offer -$89,000 MLS 2127315 Sarah Scott* & Gail Forcht**
Perfect pied-a-terre in downtown Picton in a private mews just behind Main Street! Walk to everything from this chic two-storey townhouse with great space and exemplary finishes! Spectacular master suite, gourmet kitchen, principal rooms with two-sided fireplace, plus a great family room and guest suite. Your own secure garage, and a large terrace with lovely views. Perfect turnkey situation for sailors or snowbirds! One-of-a-kind! $639,000 MLS 2125803 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*
Step Above the Treeline! Opportunity awaits you in this newly renovated home, Young Family, Seasonal Resident, or FIRST TIME HOME BUYER, this property is not to be overlooked. Featuring 2 large Bedrooms and a Master with His and Her closets. Bright, Spacious Living Room and Kitchen, Fenced Backyard, New Siding, New Windows and Covered Veranda. This Smart looking home from the curb is complimented by Modern Finishes including Dark Hardwood floors on the main floor and Light Coated Hardwood on the upper level. Located close to all amenities, make Macaulay Village your next home. $144,900 MLS 2127193 Kate Vader* & Rob Plomer*
270 FEET OF WATERFRONT ON HUYCK’S POINT! A waterfront manor house on one of the County’s most-coveted roads! This gracious property features walled gardens, oak-paneled rooms, a two-storey great room, and 270 feet of spectacular Lake Ontario shoreline! Outstanding four-season solarium, mature trees, and a waterside studio/cottage/guest house are all huge features. $785,000 MLS 2124793 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*
Outstanding 7.10 acre waterfront lot on Prince Edward Bay/Lake Ontario with spectacular views. Unbelievable opportunity to build your dream home! Drilled well on property. $225,000 MLS 2125327
Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*
LOOKING FOR COMPLETE PRIVACY ON BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT? This beautiful stone residence offers impeccable design and quality on 11+ acres of spectacular land, minutes from Picton and from the 401. Vaulted ceilings, distinctive poplar plank floors, an outstanding master suite with a private terrace, plus remarkable views from every window! Don't miss the waterside gazebo and entertainment terrace! Moor your boat at the dock and watch the sailboats drift by on Long Reach. This is a historical home of the future! $1,199,000 MLS 2122218 Laurie Gruer* & Sam Simone
Charming home on quiet street in beautiful town of Picton. Ideal spot for in town living at it’s best. Friendly, safe neighborhood within short walking distance to stores, restaurants, and daily amenities! Home exudes warmth and comfort with open concept design and architecturally pleasing traits throughout the dwelling. Lounge around on warm evenings on the front porch or take refuge in the spacious backyard with family, friends and pets. Comfortable interior features 3 bedrooms, master with ensuite and two with walkout to second level sunroom, intimate living/family areas with dining room featuring walkout to the main level sunroom. Hardwood floors in excellent condition, kitchen’s ‘Sex in the City’ tile theme provides an uplifting environment to cook and entertain with modern convenience. Some additional upgrades include refreshed basement with interior paint and sound room for music. Detached garage and mature trees add to home’s attractive exterior. $277,500 MLS 2126369 Kate Vader*, Rob Plomer*
EAST LAKE WATERFRONT FARM! 124 acres of prime land, two fully renovated houses, and 1,300 feet of lakefront. Spectacular rebuilt farmhouse features new great room addition, wonderful master suite (plus 3 more bedrooms) and an unforgettable chef’s kitchen. Utterly charming guest house, too! Handsome barns and wonderful view. Better hurry for this one! $1,495,000. EXCLUSIVE Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*
Gail Forcht Broker
5 bedroom estate home on the Bay of Quinte, is nestled on a cul de sac with neighbouring homes of similarity. This antique white stone executive bungalow is on 6.9 acres with 800 feet of waterfront and features exceptional upgrades, including hardwood throughout, marble, granite countertops, procelain, sculptured glass, 3 car garage, heated inground pool, cabana, and professionally landscaped. The custom kitchen is the centre of the hub for this home with 2 islands, makes it easy for entertaining. Please view the virtual tour to experience all this home has to offer. Call listing agent for the in depth feature sheet that captures all the extraordinary upgrades this home has to offer! $1,800,000 MLS 2127422 Lori Slik*
The luxury of privacy and 2.96 acres on the edge of Picton! Set on a knoll back from the road with wonderful views. The house boasts, newer windows, electrical, offering lots of light, new kitchen, refinished floors, propane fireplace, hot tub on the rear patio. 3 bdrm, 2 bath with single car attached garage. For the handyman, artist or person who collects there is a spacious insulated barn/building and a pole barn for storage. Lovely wooded area on one side and views over fields from the rear. A great place to start and raise a family or a place to relax and be close to all but still not give up that special place in retirement. $342,900 MLS 2127470 Gail Forcht** & Sarah Scott*
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012 f RE/5
THE PICTON GAZETTE
102 Main Street, Picton
The Gold Standard in Prince Edward County
Lanthorn Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage*
*Independently owned & operated
$214,900 MLS 2127436
Tracey Dickson WWW.2613CR5.COM
• BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME • LOT IN DEMORESTVILLE • BACKING ONTO CONSERVATION AREA • WALKING DISTANCE TO CHURCH & COMMUNITY HALL
• CLOSE TO BOAT LAUNCH, DOCKS AND PARK (NORTHPORT) • 10 MINUTES TO PICTON
$349,000 MLS 2125546
WEST LAKE WATERFRONT OWNED • 6 BEDROOMS, 2 MAIN FLOOR • 2 BATHS • LARGE STEEL BARN • ONE OWNER HOME • WOULD MAKE GREAT WEEKLY $6,000
• LARGE INDUSTRIAL BUILDING IN PICTON • LARGE COMPRESSOR • 400 AMP. 3 PHASE ELECTRICAL • IN FLOOR RADIANT HEATING • INDUSTRIAL DUST COLLECTOR • ALMOST 2 ACRE LOT WITH PLENTY OF PARKING
$159,500 MLS 2126932
• WESTWIND CONDOS “LOYALIST BLDG” • THIRD LEVEL Jason, Kevin • LOTS OF NATURAL LIGHT & Sandy Young • 1275 SQ. FT. LIVING SPACE • PLENTY OF STORAGE SPACE Sales Reps. • HEATED GARAGE www.pec.on.ca/young • 1 & 1/2 CAR PARKING SPACE firstname.lastname@example.org • LARGE LAUNDRY/UTILITY ROOM • 2 BEDROOMS / 2 BATHROOMS
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“We wish all our clients, friends and colleagues a Happy New Year and all the best for 2013”
Hugh and Tracey
$349,900 MLS 2126287
NATURE LOVER’S PARADISE • NATURE LOVER’S PARADISE • 223 FT OF WATERFRONT Steven • SEPARATE WINTERIZED COTTAGE Sensenstein • GREAT FISHING RIGHT OFF Sales Rep SHORE
• NW CORNER OF PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY
Bev Skidmore Broker
• AREA OF NEWER HOMES
FOR ARTIST OR ARTISAN AND GARAGE ON LARGE LOT
• BUSY WEST END OF PICTON
$349,900 MLS 2120461
$347,500 MLS 2124949
• PRIVATE SETTING W. MAGNIFICENT TREES • 6 ACRES OF LAND. SMALL HORSE BARN Carol • LOVELY HOME WITH 3 BDRMS, 2 BATHS Brough • 2 FIREPLACES. DOUBLE CAR GARAGE Sales Rep. • TIERED DECKING & ABOVE GROUND POOL email@example.com • BLACK RIVER LOCATION. ONLY MINUTES
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• NEW WINDOWS THROUGHOUT, NEW HOT WATER TANK • WALKING DISTANCE TO MANY AMENITIES INCLUDING PUBLIC WATER ACCESS. • MURRAY CANAL, BOAT LAUNCH, 401 AND TRENTON ALL NEARBY!
$259,900 MLS 2126488
• BEAUTIFUL CENTURY HOMEON QUIET STREET IN • 1.5 ACRE ISLAND FULL OF MATURE TREES CARRYING PLACE • OPEN CONCEPT W CATHEDRAL CEILINGS • UPDATED WIRING, MOSTLY RENOVATED 3 BDRM, • 3+ BEDRMS, 1 BATH W CLAWFOOT TUB 1 BATH HOME WITH ORIGINAL FEATURES AND
• SOLAR ELECTRICITY, PROPANE KITCHEN APPLIANCES
• WOOD BURNING F/P, LG WEST FACING DECK
• PERFECT RENTAL/INVESTMENT PROPERTY
$159,900 MLS 2122802
• 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOME • QUIET STREET • CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN PICTON • GOOD SIZED BARN WITH LOFT
PICTON PRIME DEVELOPMENT SITE
• LOVELY PRINYER`S COVE ESTATES • 52 ACRES WITH FRONTAGE ON HWY • PREMIUM FRONTAGE, LOVELY CUL33 AND TALBOT STREETS DE-SAC LOCATION • IDEAL FOR COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL • WATER ACCESS & RESIDENCE BEACH DEVELOPMENT NEARBY • IN AREA OF EXTENSIVE COMMERCIAL/ • EXCELLENT BOATING, SWIMMING AND INSTITUTIONAL USES
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• 2 STOREY, 4 BEDROOMS • TOTALLY UPGRADED IN 1989 • 2ND STOREY ADDED IN 1995 • BRIGHT, CHEERY HOME • ROOMS LARGE & SPACIOUS • OAK CABINETS IN KITCHEN • FULLY FENCED YARD • GARDEN PLOT, FISH POND • A PLEASURE TO SHOW
• BLOOMFIELD BUNGALOW • NEWER 4 PC. BATHROOM • HARDWOOD & CERAMIC FLOORS • GAS HEAT, CENTRAL AIR • DETACHED GARAGE • CONCRETE PATIO • PERENNIAL FLOWER BEDS • GREAT BACK YARD • MANY UPGRADES-GREAT DEAL!
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THE PICTON GAZETTE NEW LISTING
$585,000 Victorian heritage farm house on knoll overlooking pastures and natural marshland of Muscote Bay. Features 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, large principle rooms, huge detached garage, inground pool, gazebo. Peaceful and private, a perfect retreat property. Perfect for entertaining. MLS® 2126234
D L SO POINT OF VIEW
$1,195,000 Beautiful new custom home completed in June of this year on 34 acre estate. Built to the highest standards with 10 ft ceilings, open concept design, large bright rooms and extensive use of glass to capture the waterviews on 3 sides. Located on a point jutting out into Adolphus Reach the shoreline of 900 ft wraps around providing your own private cove. Secluded, private, tranquil, a rare find. MLS® 2126350
PRIME PICTON LOCATION
$395,000 Two storey brick commercial building on the Main Street business core of Picton. Ideal location for store, cafe, professional office(s). The 2nd floor one bedroom apartment allows you to live above your business. Full (21` x 33`) unfinished basement. MLS® 2127586
Elizabeth Crombie Sales Representative 104 Main Street, Picton
613.476.2700 or toll free
“Happy New Year!”
$585,000 Looking for a location for home business ? This one has it all! Located on 30 acres, this huge 5 bedroom home has geothermal heating. Plus a separate 2 bedroom apartment, massive 2 car & RV garage and 2 offices on the lower level with washrooms. Inground heated pool and hot tub as well ! Hobby farm and vineyard potential. MLS®2123582
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$259,000 This charming home was built in 1836 and has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. There is a large yard facing the Bay of Quinte with dock included. Small barn on property. Walk to the Northport Park from front door. Good solid home - great value! MLS® 2124063
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$219,900 Bright 2 bedroom, 2 bath ground floor unit in The Milford Building at West Winds in downtown Picton. 1287 sq ft of living space with private balcony facing south. Gas fireplace, central air, jacuzzi tub in ensuite. Communal craft & meeting room. Life here is different, a friendly adult community allowing you to connect with your neighbours. Condo fees $337.90 MLS® 2126458
LIVING ON THE LAKE
$1,200,000 Custom built stone bungalow on 3 acres with 200 feet of shoreline on Lake Ontario. This home reflects old world charm with a definite French Country flair. Endless features include great room, gourmet kitchen, formal dining room and huge terrace overlooking the lake, perfect for entertaining. MLS® 2114799
$629,000 Spacious 4 bedrooms, 3 bathroom, brick and vinyl bungalow on West Lake close to Wellington. Park like setting with 385 ft of swimmable waterfront Built approximately 25 years ago has 2 fireplaces - one gas, one wood, partial basement with walk-out and attached double garage. Approx 2 acres with irrigation system. MLS® 2124799
A BOATER'S DREAM
$985,000 On the shores of Adolphus Reach this property is ideal for the active boater. The more than 3,000 sq ft home is on nearly 3 acres with a mature tree lined drive to a 3 car garage and a circular turnabout. The water and sunset views are grand as well as the sweeping landscape to the shoreline with dock included. MLS® 2113636
BRICK FARM HOUSE
$309,000 Very charming 1880 Century red brick on 4.4 acres just 10 minutes from Picton. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, office/bedroom on main floor. Beautiful pine floors. Inground pool and hot tub with deck and sunroom. Lots of space, 2.5 car garage plus 19 X 31 ft workshop with furnace. MLS® 2103703
$15,000 A 12 foot by 333.10` property named Rosemary Lane is located just west of #8 Picton Main Street. It was bought by William Henry Dayton on May 27th, 1899 and is now being sold by his great-granddaughter. It would be an asset to anyone purchasing #8 Picton Main Street to have access to the back yard. MLS® 2112066
$449,000 A unique property that offers a mix of commerical and urban housing under one roof. Located in one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Picton a perfect fit for professionals with Core Commercial zoning. Upper level is approx 1200 sq ft with main level of 1,600 sq ft. 3 car attached garage. Private back yard overlooking park. MLS® 2117594
CHAPTER IN HISTORY
$749,000 This historically significant beauty shows off her character with extraordinary Italinate architecture, 3 fireplaces, stunning curving staircase and wide plank flooring. Located in the thriving artisan village of Bloomfield Renlea House is awaiting new owners to start another chapter in history. MLS® 2111566
TOWN HILL PLACE
$549,000 Elegant townhome living in this heritage inspired, maintenance free stone, brick and wood exterior townhome. 1,675 sq ft of living space on 3 floors & 385 sq ft basement & 333 sq ft garage & elevator. Custom kitchen & bath cabinetry & granite surfacing throughout with premium appliances and furniture included. MLS® 2106310
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