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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013

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the year iN review

Looking back on 2012’s top headlines No shortage of news shaping county in latter half of year ChadIbbotson, JasonParks,and adambramburger Staff writerS

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Looking back.......6 Weather.............6 Editorials.............7 Puzzles.................17 Sports....................12 Classifieds.............14 CaNaDa’S OLDeSt COMMUNitY NewSPaPer

The Gazette continues its two-part look back at 2012.

JUNE

■ Prince Edward County's Crystal Palace was the site of the second annual Great Canadian Cheese Festival and drew more than 3,000 people to the three day event. The festival offered samplings from various artisan cheese makers from all across the region as well as wine tastings and a cheese seminar. ■ Ministry of Health and Long-term Care officials were on hand at Picton Manor to discuss the eventual closing of the facility with family members of the home's current 57 residents. Ministry spokesperson Mary Diamond confirmed the ministry had revoked Owner Stephen Bordo's licence to operate the long term care facility due to unpaid bills arising from a mandatory electrical system upgrade. The compliance and inspection manager said residents would start to be transitioned to other facilities as soon as possible, a process that could take three to six months. ■ Justin Trudeau, the man many supporters believe could return the party to prominence, was in Belleville to rally members of the Prince Edward-Hastings Liberal riding association. The son of the late prime minister Elliot Trudeau said political parties need to change the way they campaign and interact with the Canadian people. “How we connect with each other it far more important than how we are different from each other,” Trudeau told about 250 party faithful. ■ Cole Norton was the the only member of the PECI Track and Field team to move on to the Ontario championships as he grabbed a silver medal in the midget boys triple jump and a pair of bronze

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medals in the 100-metre dash and the long jump at the East Regionals meet in Brockville. ■ Over 600 women from the Quinte area and beyond participated in the second annual Wellington Women's Half Marathon event. The run was held in support of the C.M.L. Snider School playground. ■ Despite poor weather, over 200 children age 6-17 took part in the annual sixth annual Kids of Steel Triathlon at the Prince Edward Fitness and Aquatic Centre. Local triathlete Lucas Weins was the top finisher from Prince Edward County, finishing third overall in his age category. ■ The third annual Prince Edward County Relay for Life event raised $216,739 for cancer research. The event was highlighted by the participation of Brooke's Donkeys, a collection of relay participants out of Brighton that was the top 2011 fundraising team, soliciting more than $80,000. ■ Despite hopes for an Ontario championship, Norton was forced to accept a bronze medal at

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PolItICal humP Three camels, including this one, were brought in from the Bowmanville Zoo for the A County Christmas celebration. Council’s debate about allowing the show to include camels through an exemption to the County’s exotic animal bylaw caught the attention of press across Canada. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

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sIlver lInIng Ameliasburgh’s Brian Price shows off the silver medal he helped win in men’s eights rowing at the London Olympic Games. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff) North America's largest track and field championship as the Grrade 9 athlete finished third in the long jump, coming within a centimetre of the secondplace finisher. ■ The complete cost of restoring Shire Hall is unknown, but the front

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the leak was believed to have originated. ■ The annual Gardener's Gala organized by the Prince Edward County Horticultural Society focused on the Queen's 60 year reign as well as the anniversary of the start of the War of 1812. ■ The new face of Taste the County hoped to build on partnerships and reinforce local brands. New Taste chief executive officer Jeremiah MacKenzie provided one of his first public addresses while offering a deputation to County council and said open and clear communication would be instrumental in the organization's success moving forward and added he hopes to continue to collaborate with partners to celebrate the community's charms. ■ Tyler Philip was selected as PECI's senior male athlete of the year for 20112012 while Chelsie Wood and Stacy Williams were tabbed as PECI's top female athlete's at the annual year-end Panther athletic banquet.

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Closure of Picton Manor impacts hospital operations, wait lists for other homes

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Bob Wilson and Cailey Jones were top Junior Athletes of the year while Graysen St. Pierre and Danielle Willis were lauded with Grade 9 athlete of the year honours. ■ Prince Edward County council, citing consistency in its approach, has decided against allowing an exemption to the municipality's exotic animal bylaw. Council had been asked by the Prince Edward County Public Library to waive the bylaw so that the Ameliasburgh branch could host a one-hour educational program presented by Reptilia, a zoo and education facility

based in Toronto. ■ Significant changes have been made to the municipality's corporate structure with four commissions being reduced to two-a move that will eliminate at least two management positions. As a result of the consolidation, the duties formerly performed by the recreation, parks and culture department have been absorbed into two commissions. The moves are being made to ensure the County can meet its deliverables effectively while ensuring the numbers of management positions are proportionate to the corporation's needs. ■ With belt tightening going

on above it, the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board has done some belt tightening of its own. The local public board of education approved its 20122013 budget in advance of a Ministry of Education deadline and the board of trustees have chosen to reduce their dependency on the board's accumulated surplus (formerly known as reserves). In order to balance its operational budget which stands at $191.927 million, the board will use $255,013 from its accumulated surplus, down from the $873,507 it used from reserves in 20112012 and $1.245 million in 2010-2011.

■ After hearing from several residents who are fuming because their properties were added to the a heritage registry without any consultation or notification, county council decided to change the practice to give homeowners advance notice prior to be added to the list. ■ On of Canada's oldest interclub golf championships is returning to Picton after the entry from the Picton Golf and Country Club captured the 2012 Quinte Cup, besting teams from Napanee and Trenton. Team members include: Nathan Vader, Gavin Vader, Scott Bigg, Carl Stacey, Tim Clark, Doug Green, Dave

Hoekstra, Peter Cole and Brad Quaiff. ■ The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary handed out service awards, recognizing long time volunteer Virginia Blakely and her efforts that spanned over 50 years. ■ As expected, the sudden closure of the 78- bed Picton Manor impacted local residents on waiting lists to enter nursing homes. It also impacted the operation of Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital as , seven beds at the hospital were occupied with Alternate Level of Care (ALC) patients awaiting placement at area long term care homes. ■ At Quinte Healthcare's monthly meeting in Trenton, president and chief executive

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n While there appears to be tough years ahead for the health-care sector in Ontario, Egberts promised her group is up to the challenge to providing first class care within its means. And while addressing shareholders, community partners and media members at the QHC annual general meeting at CFB Trenton's officer's mess, Egberts said a newly redeveloped Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital was one of several ways QHC will reach its goal. Egberts predicted tough years ahead for Ontario's health-care sector as it grapples with both an aging and growing population and escalating costs of delivering services.

JULY

n PECI honoured its 2012 graduates with an extended ceremony. Valedictorian Jeff Finnegan provided a stirring address and added a freestyle rap at its conclusion. Quinn Abram was the winner of the Governor General's medal for highest academic standing for 2012. n Prince Edward County residents celebrated Canada Day in full force. Festivities and fireworks displays in Picton and Wellington drew well and thousands of red and white revellers took part. n Residents in the county's north ward were offered an apology from Bayfield Treatment Centres CEO Sharlene Weitzman after runaways from the facility went on mischief sprees earlier this year. Three youths left the treatment centre and vandalized 11 homes in the Consecon area before stealing a car and making their way to Kingston where they were apprehended. n Hallowell House in Picton will have a special Canadian flag to fly as the long-term care facility secured a flag that was flown over the West Block of the Parliament Buildings on Remembrance day, 2011. n The Rotary Club of Picton

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toasted outgoing president Robert Quaiff as he handed the gavel off to the Club's second female president Kirsten Musgrove at its annual president's night. During Quaiff's 12-month term, the club supported a vocational centre in Atorkor, Ghana, a residential hospice in Picton and it's usual list of local causes and initiatives. The club also awarded the Hepburn trophy as top Picton Rotarian to Susan Ladoucer and awarded John Cameron with an honorary

membership. n The Prince Edward County Sports Hall of Fame has announced its inaugural class of inductees. Faye Roblin, Keith MacDonald, Sam Mulholland, Doug Thompson, John Sibthorpe, Paul Rosebush, the late Garry Lavender, and Earle Marvin will all have their likeness and sporting efforts enshrined at the Essroc Arena later this fall. n The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation announced efforts to

bring a digital mammography unit to the local hospital has eclipsed $500,000. The campaign to raise $750,000 has had much support in the community with several generous businesses and private donors stepping forward. n County farmers continued to eye the sky in anticipation of precipitation. Conditions in the county, as with the rest of Ontario, are dry as the growing seasons for corn, soybeans and produce reach critical junctures. n The Wellington Dukes were on the short list to host the 2014 Dudley Hewitt Cup, a round robin showdown between the hosts, the winner of the OJHL, Superior Junior Hockey League and Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League. The winner of the Central Canadian championship tournament gets a birth into the Royal Bank Cup Junior A Championship. n Health Canada announced it make an effort to gather more information about the possible health effects of industrial wind turbine. The department said it would work with Stats Canada and other outside agencies to explore any connection between wind turbine noise and and ill health impacts. n Trenton native Vicky LaFleur's effort entitled My Blue Hawaii earned Best in Show honours at the 2012 Prince Edward County Quilter's Guild show. LaFleur's entry, which she originally thought was sub-

par, was among the 300 entries displayed. After a successful run at the Prince Edward Community Centre, the show was staged for the first time at the Wellington and District Community Centre. n The fate of a new community radio station in Prince Edward County remains in the hands of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission. The group of start-up volunteers submitted their application to the regulatory body and will await a decision. n Knowing it might not bring about any direct change, South Marysburgh residents showed their displeasure over proposed industrial wind projects in a vote organized by the South Marysburgh Mirror. With a turnout of 62.4 per cent – 542 of 868 South Marysburgh residents and landowners-, the message was a clear no as 489 voters said they were not in favour of industrial wind turbines

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Ameliasburgh’s Brian Price earns silver medal in eights rowing at London Olympics mean the county departments will be consolidated into two separate commissions- engineering, development and works and corporate services and finance. ■ Those struggling with just one day to take their garbage to a transfer site or dump will have an extra day in which to do so. Backing off a budget measure made in the spring to close all sites with the exception of Saturday, County council decided to allow the Picton transfer site to open an additional Wednesday. ■ The Prince Edward County Soccer Association announced it would be honouring a pair of long term volunteers by renaming an award and its year-end soccer tournament after them. Going forward, the annual tournament shall be called the PECSA Gary Parks Soccer Tournament and PECSA's top coach will win the Scott Wentworth PECSA

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■ A section of Hwy 62 that runs through the area was closed for five hours while local firefighters battled the blaze. The cause of the fire was an errant spark from solar panel work crews at the site of a energy project at the corner of highway 62 and Burr road. ■ The Wellington Dukes took part in the Chowder Cup, an annual summertime showcase tournament in Boston, Massachusetts. The local junior A club will ice two teams mixed with prospects and veterans. ■As part of its corporate realignment process, the Municipality of Prince Edward County will have at least two fewer high level management employees by the end of the year. Plans to phase out senior staff in the near future will

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013

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â–  More than 100 people turned out at PECI for the second public open house detailing the 29-turbine White Pines wind project. While wpd Canada and its consultants provided information regarding the project inside the school's gymnasium, there was also plenty happening outside the school. Some 50 cars paraded in succession from the Waring House to the meeting as part of a demonstration organized by the County Coalition For Safe and Appropriate Green Energy. Anti-wind demonstrators and pro-wind demonstrators clashed outside the school in an example of how the project and wind energy are polarizing the community. â–  George Reynolds, one of the founders of Prince Edward County largest farming outfit Reynolds Bros. Farms was inducted onto the Agricultural Wall of Fame at the

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Brenda McQuaid is embraced by her mom TerryLee Davidson following a parade of hundreds through Picton to offer support.and raise funds to help McQuaid with her fight against lung cancer. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff) Hastings County Agricultural Museum in Stirling. Reynolds began farming on his father's purebred Holsten dairy farm west of Picton, an outfit he purchased with his late brother Bruce. â– More than 2,000 people found their way to Morrison Point Road to taste from more than 320 different varieties of heirloom tomatoes at Vicki's Veggies. â–  Loyalist College culinary arts student Marlayna Church was the recipient of the Willi Fida Culinary Bursary for the second consecutive year. The announcement came as Fida's wife Monika and children Alex and Melanie hosted a soiree at their restaurant The Hubb at Angeline's, which raised $3,400 for the bursary fund honouring rising county talent. Members of the selection committee expressed concern that since so many

county restaurants are busy throughout the year now, fewer people are willing to leave kitchens for classrooms. â–  Prince Edward County was touting the results of ongoing corporate restructuring efforts. The process, spearheaded by CAO Merlin Dewing, resulted in the elimination of 34 positions and the creation of 26 new ones to cover the same tasks. Initial estimates suggested the county could save as much as $1,220,000 in salary and benefits over time.

â–  The tall ship St. Lawrence II from Kingston sailed into Picton harbour with 21 sailors on board. The not-forprofit Brigantine Incorporated runs the ship as an educational setting for youth ages 12-18 to learn the fundamentals of sailing. â–  PECI rugby players Kierstyn Bennett and Amanda Ostrander competed in the rugby sevens competition at the Ontario Summer Games in Ontario. Their Eastern Ontario Boltz team placed fifth overall in the competition and each of the local players scored a try. Both girls were hopeful they could continue with the sevens program at the provincial and national levels. â–  A rainy Saturday didn't put too big a damper on the 177th annual Picton County Fair as organizers said Friday and Sunday brought in nearrecord crowds. A wrestling show Friday night boosted attendance, while many of the agricultural exhibitions were also well attended. A highlight was the Prince Edward County Cattlemen's annual steer show, where local physicians teamed up to buy the prized first-place steer for $10,000. â–  Councillors put a hold on a staff recommendation to set prerequisites for renewable energy projects until they had more information about the type of projects that might come forward under the feed-in tariff program and their implications.

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY

Looking back in the

Picton Gazette 80 years ago — 1933

■ Notice was served upon Hallowell deputy reeve W. Tripp asking him to resign his post due to irregularities in his qualification papers. Tripp was said to be in arrears of his taxes and was given 72 hours to resign. The Gazette reported Tripp, who won his seat by 65 votes, paid the balance owing the day after election day, rather than that day. ■ Burton Pringle survived an accidental gun shoot wound in his forehead and was returned home after being treated at Picton hospital. Pringle was hunting with his son at the time of the incident. ■ The ratepayers supporting Sophiasburgh SS2 school voted unanimously in favour of reducing the township’s grant to schools from $600 to $400. per annum. It was stated the object of the resolution was to lower teachers’ salaries without jeopardizing legislative grants.

60 years ago — 1953

■ Picton Town Council held a special meeting to approve a pension plan for the town’s police force. The town was required to have a plan in place to be eligible for a provincial grant for 25 per cent of policing cost. The voluntary plan would allow police officers and the town to each pay in five per cent of the officers’ total salaries in any given year. ■ Two men were injured in separate collisions within Picton within the span of one hour. A pedestrian was hit by a car and he suffered a fractured leg, while another man had his arm broken when it was pinned between the edge of a car door and the rack of a truck. Police said the roads were slippery and no charges would be laid in either incident. ■ The ground caved in at the intersection of Main and Paul streets in Picton with the damages caused by a broken water main. Public utilities workers quickly repaired the damage to see the streets reopened.

40 years ago — 1973

■ Wellington residents appeared divided on whether or not they wanted to move forward with a town sewage system. With the Ontario Municipal Board setting a Jan. 24 hearing date on the project, some residents were working on a last-minute petition against the project. High costs for service were one of the many reasons for many to oppose the project. ■ The Picton public utilities commission agreed with representatives from other municipalities that it would be in consumers’ best interests if electricity distribution remain handled by local, democratically elected commissions, rather than centralized corporations. ■ Canada’s Minister of Revenue Robert Stanbury promised every Canadian with a telephone would be able to receive free federal income tax information.

20 years ago — 1993

■ Thieves pried open the rear door of the Wellington LCBO overnight Dec. 28-29 and stone an undetermined amount of liquor. The OPP’s investigation was still continuing as of presstime. ■ The Prince Edward Chamber of Commerce was urging its membership and the general public to oppose any efforts that might be forthcoming from the Bob Rae NDP government to raise Ontario’s provincial sales tax. as it worried that would deteriorate consumer confidence.

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Changes in our endurance as we mature

Ever notice as we get older, we can’t always eat the things we used to enjoy? When I was a kid, Dad used to bring home a package of smoked herring. I ate them like candy, but no one dared stand next to me while I did so as the smell from them was abominable. Even my own brother refused to sleep in the same bed with me for at least a couple days. I came across smoked herring the other day in the supermarket, so I bought a package, just for old times’ sake. For those who have never tried it, eating smoked herring can be compared to consuming an entire block of pure cow salt. I am certain it would be possible to store these things on the hot air duct of a furnace. I ate only one and after a spell of convulsive hiccoughs and recurring heartburn, I spent the afternoon draped over the water cooler and went to bed with my mouth tasting like it had been dragged through a storm sewer. I was ill all night long and well into the next day. I don’t know how I ever ate those hideous things when I was growing up. The next day, the entire package went into the compost bin. Even with rotting onion skins, banana peels, apple cores and coffee grounds, the smell from the bin’s decomposing contents were no match for the rejected herrings. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to think a few moments before I try anything foolish. I can no longer do hand springs around the high school gymnasium like I

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did in Grade 9. Arthritis in the feet prevents me from burning up the dance floor like my partner and I used to do when we were 13. Clambering up the side of 50-foot silos is also out of the question. I can’t even stand for long on the roof of our house without getting dizzy. The other day I found a column that I had written in 1969 where I described the events of a particular Sunday after I had finished the morning’s milking and had downed my breakfast. Picking up a friend of mine we set out to explore a heronry in a wooded swamp near Lake on the Mountain, then drove back to the Picton Flying Club where we rented a Cessna and spent two hours doing an aerial tour of other heronries in the County. After lunch, we drove to another flooded swamp where we waded through knee deep water to survey another heronry. Returning home for supper, I did the evening milking, then got a call from an

acquaintance about a rare lark bunting near Consecon, a good half-hour’s drive away. Picking up my friend again, we motored on up to have a look at this feathered rarity, staying until darkness forced us to call it a day. After farming for almost the entire week, I wonder even today where in the world I got the energy to do all those things that back then seemed so routine. Certainly I could never survive such a pace today. Today, I’m good for a half day at a hectic pace, or a full day at a leisurely pace, provided it is punctuated with a noon nap. A friend who had grown weary of me complaining about this all the time, told me to forget what we were able to do in the past and concentrate on what we can still do today. I have tried to heed his advice and have since become something of an ambassador. We are not getting older, but “maturing” as Graham Kerr, the Galloping Gourmet used to say on his TV show. We have but one body – you don’t get to upgrade to a newer model ! So, we need to treat it well, exercise, and do the things we can do, and not dwell on those things that we can’t. I can’t jog – never cared too much for it anyway – but I can walk, and I do so every morning for several kilometres on the treadmill and several more kilometres once it is light enough outside for me to see. I have solved the problem of arthritis in the feet and hips, and have found a way to hike up to 15 kilometres, with little effort, and I will continue to walk as long as I

can put one foot ahead of the other. As we forge bravely ahead into yet another new year, I think it is important for all of us to heed the advice of my friend who set me straight a few years ago. Don’t let advancing years, or a handicap, prevent you from living. As author Pam Dillon said in a past issue of Fify-five Plus, “You have one life. You live it by yourself, not for the approval of others. Nobody’s responsible for it but you. No sense wasting it.” The guided hike program that I have offered since 1996 is a prime example of folks getting out and doing the things they can do, irrelevant of their ages and any physical handicaps. Age for many of them is just a number, and it shows in their ability to conquer great feats of endurance. The opportunities out there are numerous. From walking trails, conservation areas and other natural areas, to people like me who are willing to take you places. And, I am not alone. Friend Phil Norton has an excellent series of hikes and walks that operates out of Prince Edward County. I am sure there are others. So, join us, if you can. And whatever you do, stay away from smoked herring! For more information on today’s topic, please e-mail tsprague@kos.net or phone 613-476-5072. For more information on nature in the Quinte area, be sure to check out www.naturestuff.net .

Loyalist Parkway collision leaves one dead Christmas Eve

Shortly after 8:30 p.m. Christmas Eve, a two-car collision on Loyalist Parkway near North Beach took the life of a 24-yearold Demorestville man. A police investigation revealed that a southbound driver lost control of his vehicle briefly and saw it slide across the road into the path of a

northbound pick-up truck. The driver of the southbound vehicle, Justin Mowbray, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the northbound vehicle received minor injury. Neither vehicle was carrying any passengers. Those with information on the collision are asked

to contact Prince Edward OPP.

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The local OPP detachment is also on the lookout for the driver of a black Dodge pick-up it believes did extensive damage to a hydro pole on County Rd. 4 between Doxsee Road and

Hwy 62. An officer observed the damages on Dec. 30 at about 1:40 a.m. and surmised the vehicle likely left the road, entered a ditch and struck the pole, shearing it in half. Remnants left behind helped to identify the type of vehicle. -Staff


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THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013

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‘We've played some team that have been able to match our skill but the key to this team is they don't get outworked. They are out there and they work hard every shift and they love to play the game.’

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da Cup over the weekend at Wellington’s Essroc Arena.. Here, Kingston’s Kris Grant (9) and Cobourg goaltender Nathan Perry team up to stop CCHL Yzerman forward Derian Plouffe of the Kanata Stallions in the crease area during OJHL East’s 1-0 shootout win in the final game. Four Wellington Dukes skated for the East all-stars. (Dave Powers/OJHL Images)

Plenty of ongoing issues to remain in focus for 2013

WHILE the ball might have dropped on 2013 earlier this week in Times Square, not many of the issues that sizzled over the past 12 months figure to have dropped alongside it. One would hope civil debate and discussion would lead to some reasonable answers before another year passes with much of the same uncertainty that has gone ahead. One such area where direction must come is in the leadership at Queen’s Park. Ontario is sitting with a very polarized population, split by its own geography and the lifestyles of people in the various regions within it. It also finds itself with no premier, no majority government, and seemingly no direction in sight while the Liberal Party waits for some leadership race to develop and presumably new ideas to appear. All of this is being done while debt continues to pile up and there is no formal work being done by committees or in the house itself. Most likely, the future of the province will blow in the wind until such a time that one of the parties can find a way to unite it. If that doesn’t emerge through the Liberal leadership or if the Progressive Conservatives or NDP don’t step forward in the absence of that leader, it could be a continued rough ride at the provincial level. While it appears the province is still open for business, it would seem likely that until there is a firm path forward, that hot button issues like the labour strife in public schools, the redevelopment of the health-care system to divert patients from hospitals, and the tug-of-war over renewable energy will continue to fester. On the latter file, one can expect there will be further ruffled feathers as decisions are announced and appealed with very little accountability. We’re eager to see this year’s municipal budget and what impact the much-discussed streamlining measures will have on taxes, particularly considering the impact external sources play on the County’s budget each year. Will residents see reductions in service or increases in their tax bills, or will there be other ideas that may produce results? Also on the municipal level, it will be interesting to see how the proposed age-in-place concept unfolds, the new development it could attract to bolster the tax base and provide amenities to local residents, both in 2013 and in the longer term, and the impacts that development may have on current land uses. We’ll also be watching closely to see where the master fire plan goes, what council will do with recreation initiatives like the extension of PEFAC’s funding and the campaign for a splash pad within this municipality, and how the community development portfolio unwinds. Then, of course, we’ll be looking to see if the NHL can ever break its stalemate. Though we’re pleased more people will discover the Pirates and Dukes, it would be nice to see some competition on the television with sticks and pucks, rather than puzzling definitions and confusion.

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013

Stedmans exits from Picton’s Main Street, Launch Lab moves into Edward Building

The County organize a new fall festival, ARTrageous, which allowed visitors an opportunity for one-hour studio workshops with professional artists.

REVIEW, from page 5

■ Canada's Minister of Defence Peter MacKay was at CFB Trenton's Mountain View air base to officially open the Central Region Air Cadet Hangar, the result of a $16-million project. The new 5,000-squaremetre hangar was to hold up to 30 gliders and tow planes, house 18 offices and two classrooms, and would also include flight simulators. ■ Former Barenaked Ladies frontman Steven Page gave a sold-out concert at the Regent Theatre to support the Children's Mental Health Services' Building Positive Horizons Foundation. Page, who suffered from mental illness himself, spoke during the show about the stigma associated with mental health and the need to bring the dialogue out into the open. ■ The Wellington on the Lake residents' association sponsored the concert, which Regent Theatre administrator Jim McMillan said was one of the better shows he'd seen at the venue. ■ The Prince Edward County Fire Department proudly displayed its new grass fire truck, which was built from the frame up by department mechanic Tim Jones. From a stripped down 2006 Ford cube van, Jones put together a multi-use vehicle for $35,000 that would have cost the municipality nearly $120,000 to buy on the open market. ■The Prince Edward County Music Festival featured the works of Kingston-based composer-in-residence Marjan Mozetich. Artistic director Stephan Lemelin said that Mozetich's music was traditional and accessible, yet expressive. Lemelin built this theme "Searching for beauty" around the style of Mozetich's music. ■The County decided it would sell a small portion of Lake Street frontage to Lisa and Ghislain Goudreau for $2,000 to allow the couple to bring an expanded seafood restaurant to Picton. ■ An immigrant worker from Mexico, Fausto Martinez-Izazaga, 38, died when working with heavy equipment at Campbell's Orchards Sept. 9. The man was crushed under a 1,000-litre water tank that weighed an estimated 10,000 lb. The Ministry of Labour investigated. ■The Picton Pirates made a splash going into the season by adding a pair of seasoned junior hockey players to their roster. Goaltender Adam Wood took the Clarington Eagles to the Central Ontario Junior C championship last year, while forward Kenny Murduff came down from the Peterborough Junior A Stars. ■ While the provincial government opened up the ability for municipalities to apply to host casinos, councillors discussed the possibility of discussing the OLG gaming zone including Quinte West and Belleville to include the County. Ultimately, council decided it was too late to enter the discussions and soundly decided not to pursue gaming any further. ■ After being a mainstay on Main Street since 1960 (and for well over a century under various banners) V+S Stedmans was prepared to close its doors. Owner Rick Grant cited several reasons for his decision to close including a diffi-

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fully engulfed This house fire on Big Island was one of several hassles for local firefighters in an unusually dry

year. This year, several grass fires were also major threats. In this particular fire, the $300,000 home was completely damaged. There were no injuries or casualties reported from the blaze. (Trevor Nielsen/For The Gazette)

keeping pace With countryman Phillip Kipchum-

ba setting his pace, Kenyan Thomas Omwenga was the winner of the 2012 Prince Edward County Marathon on a cool, rainy day in October.. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff) culty competing with bigbox stores like Wal-Mart, a mindset of customers that Stedmans only carries discount-quality goods, and an increase in the costs of plastics worldwide. Grant said a closeout sale brought greater-than-anticipated traffic to the store and he estimated the store would close by the end of October when it ran out of goods. The timing of the sale was meant as a thank-you to customers to do their Christmas shopping. ■ About 100 PECI students joined with their peers at other Quinte area high schools in walking out of their classes to protest Bill 115. The students insisted their reason for protesting was to protect their teachers' negotiating rights and not to miss school or protest the possible loss of their own extra-curricular activities. ■ Annette Keough, Barb Guernsey, Janet Murphy, Valerie Jackson, Tim Noxon, and Judy Zeleny were given Murray Clapp Memorial Citizenship Awards at the annual Milford Fair. The South Marysburgh recreation committee also recognized resident Floral Minaker at the fair after Minaker celebrated her 100th birthday this year. ■ The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board declared the former South Marysburgh Central School surplus and put it up for sale. The school was built in 1959 with additions made

in 1966 and 1978. ■ Prince Edward OPP officers were seeking an elderly man who attempted to pull a 12-year-old boy into a wooded area near the Macaulay Village subdivision in Prince Edward Heights. ■Picton native Russ Burrows was part of a delegation of Second World War veterans who returned to Dieppe to mark the 70th anniversary of the catastrophic raid, which saw many Canadians die. In 1942, Burrows was taken prisoner on the beach and then he was able to see just the extend of the carnage below. Many historians believe the Dieppe failure was necessary to prepare for the successful D-Day raid two years later. ■ The Prince Edward County Gravity Fest continued to draw some of the top talent from across North America in downhill skateboarding and street luge. ■ The Prince Edward Yacht Club and Wellington Rescue Coast Guard Auxiliary welcomed the RCMP Musical Ride to the Picton Fairgrounds for two presentations to large crowds. During an afternoon show for school children, one of the Mounties fell off his horse and was taken to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital where he was quickly treated and released. ■ Prince Edward County voted to take a clear stance of non-support for the White Pines wind project pending

in formation The RCMP Musical Ride thrilled

two audiences with performances in late September that benefitted the Prince Edward Yacht Club sailing school and the Wellington Rescue. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff) more detailed reports from wpd Canada's consultant Stantec. Councillors elected to hold off on submitted its municipal consultation comments to the province. ■ Two Prince Edward County agricultural businesses, The Blueberry Patch in Waupoos and the Carriage House Cooperage, earned $5,000 regional Premier's Awards for Agri-food Innovation Excellence. Blueberry Patch owners Jim and Marion Hughes introduced a new apple orchard planting system to Ontario to maximize efficiency, while Pete Bradford and Marla Cameron-Bradford have one of just two known commercial barrel-making operations in Canada. Their traditional barrels are favoured by many winemakers for aging. ■ A potential decision of Belleville council was poised to have a major impact on commuters from Prince Edward County. Faced with a crumbling CPR railway bridge linking the Bay Bridge and Dundas Street, one councillors suggested making the bridge a toll road could be one method to pay for much-needed renovations to usher traffic over the tracks. ■ County residents Kyle Wood and Natalie Babcock worked with the Prince Edward County Minor Hockey Association to start a drive to send hockey equip-

ment to Coral Harbour, Nunavut. Wood, a former conservation worker in the territory, said the youth in that community are crazy about hockey and it brings opportunities for community development. ■ While waiting for the Canadian Radio, Television and Telecommunications Commission to make a ruling on their licence application, the proponents of CountyFM disclosed a Mohawk station was operating without a formal licence on the frequency they were applying for. Board chair Treat Hull said he didn't know how the government would rule. ■ A small crowd gathered on a rainy Saturday as Glenwood Cemetery held is second annual Veterans' Day ceremony as Legion members and cemetery volunteers attempted to decorate the graves of known veterans with Canadian flags and poppies. ■ Despite downward trends in enrollment, the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board reported an increase of 71 students over its count at the end of 20112012. Broken down more, however, most of that increase came from the ramping up of the all-day Kindergarten offering in some of the board's elementary schools. ■ A $40,000 Celebrate Ontario grant helped Taste

■ The Taste Community Grown festival changed its format this year and added several events to give back to the local community. One event, a pie sale for the Edith Fox Life and Loss Centre, brought in $1,680, while the fist County Chopped barbecue cook-off earned $1,455 for Canadian Tire Jumpstart through the auctioning of the barbecues used in the event. Matt DeMille, the chef at Wellington's Pomadoro, beat fellow chefs Scott Royce and Steve Claves. More than 2,000 people came through the event, which included a farmer's market and exhibits from many local food and beverage producers. The Merrill Inn earned this year's people's choice award. ■ Prince Edward County declared a long-term asset management plan as a priority project, which made it eligible for grant money under the province's Municipal Infrastructure Strategy program. The program provided $8.25 million to help rural and northern communities with planning needs. ■ Search agencies from across Lake Ontario's north shore gathered at the Waupoos marina for a search and rescue exercise. Several Coast Guard auxiliary units, the Canadian Coast Guard, the OPP, land ambulance, and fire services worked together on a simulated plane crash as boats searched for 20 survivors. The main thrust of the event, said organizer Rob MacCallum, was to bring the groups together to train and familiarize themselves with one another. ■ The Prince Edward/Lennox and Addington Community Futures Development Corporation opened the doors to its Edward Building office to welcome a provinciallyfunded partner, Launch Lab, which aims to provide advice and support to entrepreneurs. Launch Lab, one of 14 regional entities across Ontario designed to foster innovation, had a team of mentors, a granting expert, and financial planners on site to work at its Picton satellite office. ■ Police seized more than 1,300 marijuana plants in a major grow op bust along County Rd. 8 in North Marysburgh. The OPP estimated the plants had a street value of more than $1.365 million. Three men were arrested for the production of a controlled substance. ■ The Wellington Dukes partnered with PECI as celebrity mentors for the WAIT - What Am I Thinking program. Grade 9 students were given bracelets to wear with that message on them to consider making better choices in all aspects of their lives. ■ West Lake sisters Fiona and Abby Emdin saw their deworming program expand into Kenya. With the support of the World Without Worms initiative, Community Education Services Canada will be able to treat 80,000 students at 132 school starting next year. The sisters also announced their organization had raised more than $18,000 since its inception.

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013

First-year grower wins at Pumpkinfest 2012, from page 8

â–  Ontario's environmental commissioner Gord Miller expressed in his annual report that he felt Important Bird Areas should be protected from industrial wind development. Miller also concluded he'd like to see more protection for migratory birds from turbine mortality. â–  The Prince Edward County Cattlemen's Association announced they had gone above and beyond their stated goal of raising $50,000 for a cardiac rehab centre championed by the Prince Edward Family Health Team. Instead, the drive brought in more than $70,000, aided by local physicians bidding $10,000 for celebrity steer Sid at the Picton fair. The Cattlemen also had a beef barbecue and a gala dinner as major initiatives in the fundraising drive. â–  Prince Edward County council voted 14-2 to conduct public consultation on council size. The vote came in response to a referendum question at the 2010 election, when a vast majority of the people who voted on the question said they'd be in favour of council revisiting the issue. The motion, made by Hillier councillor Alec Lunn, would allow council to decide its preferred method of consultation, â–  The Prince Edward Memorial Hospital Auxiliary started a new event, the juried Creations of County Crafters show at Books & Company to raise funds for initiatives it supports. Organizers Joyce Minaker said by adding vendors to their annual show, they were hoping they could increase the

dollar values they brought in. â–  NASCAR Canadian Tire series race car driver Dave Connolly brought his car to Picton and did a few doughnuts around the yard at Queen Elizabeth School. Connolly also participated in a fundraising barbecue for the school, hosted by the Metro grocery store, which helped make nearly $2,000. â–  Kenyan Thomas Omwenga won the annual Prince Edward County Marathon in 2:34.43 in cool, rainy conditions. The women's outcome wasn't as simple, however, as frontrunner Jutta Merlainen was stripped of her third title in nine years after it was determined she used an unregistered pace runner in the race. Kenyan Anna Kibor

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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 whattamfh@sympatico.ca 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.LOYALIST HUMANE SOCIETY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; In need of food, litter, cleaning supplies, paper products & dire need of kitten food canned & dry. ROTARY CASH CALENDAR WINNERS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; December 12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 18 J. Hicks, P. Gentile, P. Vandenburg, R. Vander Meersch, C. Beckon / December 19 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 25 C. Hicks, J & H Rathbun, L. Downey, T. Woodward, G. Sprawson /December 26 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 31 K. Carruthers, K. Bernhardt, C. Matheson, H & J Marissen. P E FITNESS & AQUATIC CENTRE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; OPEN HOUSE - Jan 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 14, FREE classes, kids programs, swimming, personal training consultations & tour the newly renovated change rooms. 13263B Loyalist Parkway. www.pefac.ca Everyone Welcome! 476-7776. P E FITNESS & AQUATIC CENTRE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; KIDS PROGRAMS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Begin Jan 21, Swim lessons, gymnastics, zumbatomic, dance, squash & more. Register today 476-7776 www.pefac.ca. ZUMBA TONE CLASSES â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Every Thursday 5:45 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Looking for people interested in sitting on the Board of Directors or volunteering. If interested contact Linda at 476-2085. On line registration for Walk for Memories is now open at www.walkformemories.ca . Jan 26 13pm at either PECI or Wellington & District Community Centre. Each dollar raised supports families in PEC. PE Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s indoor fundraising walk. Info 476-2085. PE CHILD CARE SERVICES â&#x20AC;&#x201C; EVENING & SATURDAY PLAYGROUPS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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. ANDREWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ANGLICAN CHURCH WELLINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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. CONSECON LEGION â&#x20AC;&#x201C; New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Supper & Dance. Tickets now on sale. 60 seats available. Call the Legion to book 392-7433. ARTS ON MAIN GALLERY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Winter Gift Show until Jan 25. 223 Main St. Picton. 476-5665. ALBURY FRIENDSHIP GROUP â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Meets every Wed morning at Albury Church Rednersville Rd. Quilts for sale. Proceeds to local charities for women. JAN 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; AL-ANON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Meets Thurs(s) 10:30am St. Mary Magdalene Church. 1-866-951-3711 Affected by someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drinking? JAN 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; AL-ANON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Meets Mon(s) 7:30pm Gilead Fellowship Church. 1866-951-3711. Affected by someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drinking? JAN 8 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Meets Tues(s) 7pm Picton Hospital Boardroom. 1-888-811-3887 Problem with drugs? JAN 8 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; AL-ANON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Meets Tues(s) 8pm Gilead Fellowship Church. 1866-951-3711 Affected by someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drinking? JAN 8 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ALATEEN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Meets Tuesdays 8pm Gilead Fellowship Church. Age 12-19 Affected by someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drinking? 1-866-951-3711. JAN 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SOPHIASBURG OVER 60 LUNCH & MEETING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Demorestville Friendship Church Hall 12noon. $10. No plates needed. Phone Peggy by Monday 476- 3755. JAN 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; WINDY ILLAGE OPEN STAGE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; performers at any level. JAN 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; LOYALIST DECORATIVE PAINTERS GUILD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; AL-ANON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Meets Thurs(s) 10:30am St. Mary Magdalene Church. 1-866-951-3711 Affected by someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drinking? JAN 19 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; AGM OF CHRIST CHURCH CEMETERY HILLIER BOARD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10:30am at St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Hall in Wellington. Jan 26 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; WALK FOR MEMORIES â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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 Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s indoor fundraising walk. Info 476-2085. JAN 30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; PEC HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Picton Town Hall above the Fire Station. Elevator available. Doors open 7pm. Meet the new Executive Board. Guest speaker Kurt Chris presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Attracting Birds to Your Gardenâ&#x20AC;? Free refreshments. Info at pechorticultural.org.


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The Picton Pirates skated into the winter break on a winning note, taking a big victory over the Amherstview Jets. The team hit the road for their final game on Dec. 21 and put in a solid effort in the 5-1 win. The victory improved the club's record to 21-4-0-2 this season and they now lead the Empire league with 44 points – seven points ahead of second-place Port Hope. It was Amherstview opening the scoring with Isaac Desousa netting one just 2:35 into the opening frame. Three minutes later Evan Greer evened the score with a power-play marker with Jets forward Brandon Gilmour in the box for slashing. Steve Csanyi scored the go-ahead goal with just over five minutes remaining. The shots were even in the first period with each team firing 14 on net, but it was Picton who went into the second stanza with a one-goal lead. Picton looked to take control of things in the middle frame. Although the team continued to fire pucks on net and control the play, goaltender Troy Paquette stood tall. The Pirates out-shot the Jets 187, but it wasn't until late in the Period that either team was able to score. With the Pirates on the power play it was Kenny Murduff scoring to make it 3-1 with just 3:30 left on the clock. The Jets were better in the third, but the Pirates didn't let up. Riley Main scored at 12:46 to make it 4-1 and four minutes later it was Ryan Sizer netting the Pirates' fifth of the game. The Pirates had plenty of time to rest bodies and will look to continue their success in the new year starting tonight when they face the Napanee Raiders at 7:30 in the Prince Edward Community Centre.

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For just the second time in history, a group of Prince Edward County Kings have been crowned at the Bell Capital Cup in Ottawa. The Greer Excavating Atom Kings are Bell Capital Cup Champions after they shaded the Gananoque Jr. Islanders 3-2 in the final game of the international hockey tournament. After going up 2-0 in the first period, the Islanders stormed back with a pair of their own midway through the second to knot it 2-2. Thankfully for the locals, Max Lindsay and Dillon Percy teamed up to setup Nick Kirby-Palliser for the game winner less then a minute after the Isles had tied the game. From there, spot-on defence and the sparkling netminding of Nick McGrayne kept Gananoque in check and, as the buzzer rang out at the Scotiabank Place, the Kings became hockey royalty. The tournament win is the third for the squad this season after they triumphed in their own tournament in October and also won a tuneup tournament in Gananoque at the start of the season. Kings bench boss Dan Davies said the five day, 400 team showdown that's in its 14th year was both exhilarating and exhausting. But his club, which has secured first place in its OMHA league and hasn't lost a regular season contest

CaPital City ChamPs The Greer Excavating Atom Kings celebrate their Bell Capital Cup win in the NHL vis-

iting teams’s dressing room at Soctiabank Place in Ottawa on Tuesday. Team members are (Back, from left Owen Norton, Max Lindsay, Cooper Rogers, Ben Giroux, Dillon Percy, Luke Mayfield, Connor VerHoog, (Front, from left) Nick Kirby-Palliser, Cameron Pero, Ian Harrison, Nic McGrayne, Thomas Davies, Jasper Gilbert and Hayen Legere. (Submitted photo)

since mid-November, utilized its two main ingredients in securing yet another tournament title. “They are pretty well skilled. We've played some team that have been able to match our skill but the key to this team is they don't get out worked. They are out there and they work hard every shift and they love to play the game,” Davies said. The club, which battled the flu during their five day sojourn in the nation's capital, ran through the tourney undefeated and wound playing the final at the home of

the NHL's Ottawa Senators. In fact, the team lucked out and found themselves gearing up in the NHL visiting players dressing room. “We talked to the players and asked them who their favourite NHLers were and told them those guys have sat in this very room,” Davies said. “It was amazing for them and it was a great experience for us as coaches and the parents as well” With eyes wide as saucers, Davies admitted the Kings collectively didn't have their best day but stayed one goal ahead of the

Islanders. Kirby-Palliser, captain Cooper Rogers and Ian Harrison were the three stars of the game and Davies said the same could be said for the tournament as well. McGrayne pitched shutouts in the squad's first five contests and Davies said the play of his goalkeeper was outstanding. “Nick made a huge glove save in the final game that really turned Gananoque back and was a key turning point,” the coach added. Harrison and Rogers also scored goals in the final game

and Rogers led the club in scoring, generating six goals and three assists in six games from blueline. The club is scheduled to put a wrap on its OMHA regular season tonight when they host the Stirling Blues in Wellington at 6:30 p.m. After that, it's time to think playdowns and Davies is hopeful the club can stay on the role it's been on for the past 45 days. “We want to see this type of momentum continue into the playoffs and hopefully good things will come,” Davies said.

Abrams says its up to Dukes players to come back strong after break Playoff positions on line in early January games Jason Parks

Staff writer

If the Wellington Dukes hockey club have ever geared up for a five game stretch of the regular season, they desperately need to over the coming handful of games. Wellington (17-3-19), losers of 11 of their last 13 games, take on, in order, Lindsay (Jan.4), Stoufville (Jan. 6), Pickering (Jan. 11), Pickering (Jan. 13) and Cobourg (Jan. 14), all teams that are in the same low rent neighbourhood as the Dukes

and are all battling for those final playoff positions in the Northeast Conference. This is the beginning battleground where Wellington will either make its stand and punch their ticket to the playoffs or continue to free fall into the dregs of the OJHL. The Dukes find themselves sitting in seventh place with 37 points, just two back of Lindsay sixth place Lindsay and one ahead of Stoufville which holds the eighth and final post season qualifying spot. Cobourg is surging, just three points back of Wellington with 34. The problem for Wellington is Lindsay (two), Stouffville (three) and Cobourg (one) all have games on the locals.

Wellington coach and general manager Marty Abrams is not paying any credence into the idea that his club needs to sweep the next five games. What Abrams wants to see is the club build up, regain confidence and be playing well as it hits a season ending home stand where the locals play 10 of their last 13 at Essroc Arena. “They aren't really any more or less important then the other games, I think the most important thing is we get back on track and get out confidence up whether that means winning or just playing well,” Abrams said. “We need to take it step by step and get feeling good about ourselves going into that home stand.”

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When asked if the players were able to go home and renew their sense of passion and desire for putting on a Wellington sweater, Abrams said it was to early to say. “I hope so but flip side of the coin is everyone else had a similar break to revamp and refocus, so the competition should be coming back better as well,” he said. The Dukes have been a Jekyll and Hyde squad this year, stringing together a great mid-October run that saw them get within a breath or two of conference leading Trenton, only to see their sandcastle of division title dreams blow away in the West Lake winds of November and December. “This is a hockey club that's won against every

team in the North-East and lost against everyone in the North-East,” Abrams said. “It will be their hockey club and they need to grasp this opportunity and take it as far as they can. this is the year of opportunity. For most of them, they would never get and experience and exposure they are getting here in Wellington so its on them.” With the club situated where it is in the standing and the new OHA 23-man roster system, Wellington is in no position to acquire any hired guns at the Jan. 10 deadline or release anyone and Abrams confirmed the deadline would pass very quietly in Wellington. “We've got to play within our means both on the ice and off it,” Abrams said.

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10 students took part in the information session and were encouraged to apply to Rotary to be the next student selected for the exchange. â&#x2013;  The Picton Pirates were off to a red-hot start in the Empire B season as they won their first six games before losing to the Port Hope Panthers 2-1 in an eight-round shootout. Goaltender Adam Wood earned all of the wins. â&#x2013;  PECI basketball forward Courtney Wilson was the brightest star at the Bay of Quinte senior girls all-star game, where she was named player of the game. â&#x2013;  Council council voted to move forward with its age-inplace plan at the H.J. McFarland Memorial Home site. Councillors voted to allocate all proceeds from the sale or lease of land at the site to a reserve development fund. The motion also identified potential uses for the 20-acre site as being health-care, medical and clinic-related, seniors housing and assisted care living. â&#x2013;  The Prince Edward County Chamber of Tourism and Commerce played host to the 15th annual Quinte Business Achievement Awards at the Highline Hall in Wellington. A pair of agricultural businesses from the county were among the award winners at Cherryvale Organic Farms was the top agribusiness of 2012 and Philp Prinzen of Prinzhaven Dairy Farms was selected as the top entrepreneur in the region. Other county winners included Universal Fan and Blower as the top manufacturer and Tom Shiel of Cherry Valley Springs Restaurant for hospitality and tourism. â&#x2013;  With much thanks to county residents and the Picton Rotary Club, Peta Hall was able to open the second building at her Atorkor Education Centre in Ghana. The building would train approximately 250 students in skills such as masonry, welding, electrical installation, and plumbing. Ghana's Minister of Youth and Sport Kofi Humando opened the building and announced the centre would receive government funding. County residents also helped outfit the new building by supplying hand-powered tools for students' use. â&#x2013;  The Marysburgh Mummers brought another large-cast musical to the small stage at Mt. Tabor as they staged Oliver! an adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist by Lionel Bert. The company chose that play to honour what would have been Dickens' 200th birthday this year. Once again, the cast featured performers of all ages and skill levels working together. â&#x2013;  The County looked to Sioux Lookout where CAO Merlin Dewing used to work to select a man familiar to him to lead the community development department. Neil Carbone came to the municipality after filling several senior leadership roles in Sioux Lookout. He replaced interim director Gerry Murphy and would work with a staff consisting of Wendy Lane, Grace Nyman, and Todd Davis. â&#x2013;  A fixture in the Bloomfield community was killed as John Fox was hit on his bicycle while riding down Main Street. Fox was often seen on his bicycle and he would often help people with groceries and yard work. â&#x2013;  The Quinte Healthcare Corporation was looking to fill a need in pediatrics as two of its senior pediatricians left the hospital. Chief of staff Dr. Dick Zoutman said the hospital would be actively seeking pediatricians as an effort to

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to send much needed hay to farmers here as part of the Hay East campaign. Though Prince Edward County did receive some of the hay, Prince Edward Federation of Agriculture president Tom Bakker said farmers in other areas were far worse off following a summer of droughtlike conditions than those here and he expected the majority of the hay to go elsewhere in the province. ■ Ed Neuser, the founder of the county's first winery, Waupoos Estates, died at his home at age 76 after a lengthy battle with illness. Though he had a gruff demeanor, Neuser was a willing ambassador for the fledgling wine industry in the county and gave generously to charitable efforts in the area. ■ The County's police services board anticipated it would come in about $90,000 below its budget. The reduction came from a reduction of overtime hours and fewer provincial services usage calls which took officers out of the community. Chair Robert Quaiff was also pleased to announce the 2013 OPP contract formula would include additional savings for the municipality of 1.3 per cent per officer — or $51,000 given the current 27-member allotment. ■ The PECI Panthers couldn't register a third straight Bay of Quinte senior boys soccer championship as they fell to the Centennial Chargers 2-1 in the final. Like last year's league final, the Panthers trailed at half time, but this year they couldn't find a way to beat Charger keeper Aaron Wright. Damien Wadforth had the lone Panthers goal. ■ Demorestville's Nora Abolins was named the 2012 soccer goalkeeper of the year by the NCAA Division 1 Horizon League. Abolins earned all-conference status for her third straight season with the University of Detroit Mercy Titans, having recorded five shutouts in seven games, including blanking four straight opponents. ■ The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation announced that after a year-long campaign it had attained the $750,000 necessary to buy digital mammography and ultrasound equipment for the hospital.

While many people in the community came forward with money for the state-ofthe-art mammography equipment, the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary took a lead role in the campaign, pledging $250,000. The technology would allow more screening to be completed in Picton, meaning fewer women would have to travel to Belleville or Trenton for their regular breast screens. ■ Sophiasburgh resident Debbie Deano shared the story of her grandmother Bridget Delia Bradley who was one of the survivors from the sinking of the Titanic just over 100 years ago. Deano would share in a question-and-answer session as part of a new History At The Regent Theatre lecture series, which started with a presentation by Kingston native Greg Curtis about the ship. ■ Egberts said the business case for a new Prince Edward County hospital had been forwarded on to the South East Local Health Integration Network for consideration. With its own approval, the LHIN would then turn the plans over to the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care for the final decision. Egberts said there is still a long list of hospitals in Ontario that also need redevelopment projects and, if approved, the local project would be slotted on the list by order of priority of need and available funds. ■ The Prince Edward County Radio Control Flying Club was looking to find a new parcel of land after its airfield on Rosseau Crossroad was tabbed for development into a solar farm, possibly as early as next May. The club had been able to use the land for about six years without having to pay any rent on the property. ■ In an attempt to get the maximum amount of revenue possible out of its community centres, the County hired Lisa Lindsay to focus on marketing the facilities. Lindsay brought with her more than 20 years of marketing and event experience, including time spent managing the Prince Edward County Marathon for nine years. ■ The Picton Pirates made a blockbuster trade with the rival Campbellford Rebels,

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bringing high-scoring centre Levi George across for talented first-year pivot Tim Pandachuck. ■ Several Wellington Dukes had a chance to show their talents on a bigger stage in the Maritimes. Forward Mike Soucier was selected to play for Team Canada East in the World Junior A Hockey Challenge, while goaltender Hayden Lavigne and forward Joe McKeown were to join him in Nova Scotia for a twogame Canadian Junior Hockey League prospects showcase. ■ Officials with the Picton and Wellington Legions were encouraged as record crowds turned out to the cenotaphs for Remembrance Day celebrations, both for a candlelight vigil Saturday night in Picton and regular morning services at each cenotaph. In Wellington, as there were fewer Second World War veterans left, a citizen brigade was formed as people were invited to march in place of the veterans they were honouring. ■ After twice turning down exemptions to its exotic animal bylaw during the summer months, council decided it would allow Emmanuel Baptist Church to bring three domesticated camels and a number of other animals to Picton for its A County Christmas live nativity show in December. The show was to feature eight scenes and 40 actors portraying the Christmas story on Ross Street. The camels were coming courtesy of the Bowmanville Zoo with Association of Zoos and Aquariums accreditation. Residents Annette McIntosh and Angela Lammes again visited council to oppose the exemption on animal rights grounds. ■ The County Cider Company's Jenifer Dean and Grant Howes were named king and queen of the fall Wassail festival by the Prince Edward County Winegrowers Association. Organizers of the celebration were pleased to announce there would be bus tours this year to carry visitors to the various wineries participating in the off-season promotion. ■ Ryan Noth and Tess Girard, the talent behind Fifth Town Films in Cherry Valley, moved to the county to enjoy the lifestyle. Not long after they did, they won a contract from the Historica-Dominion Institute to produce two of the first new Heritage Minute films in seven years. Both of the shorts were based on War of 1812 stories. One was about Richard Pierpoint, a freed slave who escaped America to the Niagara region and formed a regiment of black men to fight with the British in the war. The other public service film, which has yet to air, will feature the Grand River Mohawks and their role in the Battle of Queenston Heights. ■ Within a year of withdrawing from an amalgamation process that saw the Hastings and Northumberland Children's Aid Societies merge, the Children's Aid Society of Prince Edward announced it intended to join the amalgamated society, Highland Shores Children's Aid, in the future. A reconfigured board of directors for the society would see members of the Highland Shores board added into the mix as the societies worked through the merger process.

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The Picton Gazette

ofHOMES Prince Edward County’s

The Montrose Inn is a magnificent mansion, one of the best examples of “ante bellum” architecture in Ontario. Business includes B&B, Tea Room and Wedding Centre. 5.7 acres, 2 storey columned verandas overlooking the Bay of Quinte. 7 bedroom residence, over 5,000 sq. ft. graciously finished space, additional “Gentleman’s Area” in the basement, accessible attic. 6 fireplaces, 6 bathrooms, hardwood and marble floors, elegant formal dining room. 2400 sq. ft. guest annex rented as duplex, detached 3 car garage with loft, 1800’s drive shed. Zoned for a 5 room Inn and other uses. Expansion possibilities, development possibilities, lots of upside. Go to www.gogordons.com to see floor plans and more! $995,000 MLS 2125494

Call LORI SLIK, Sales Rep 613-471-1708 www.chestnutpark.com

SOLD MCCAULEY VILLAGE SUPER STARTER Call Herb for your free market evaluation 613-921-7441 or herb@remaxquinte.com HERB PLIWISCHKIES, Sales Rep cell 613-921-7441 QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE 613-476-5399 613-476-5900

NEW LISTING

SHOWCASE

Live year round in the main house loft with a triple car garage below and room for the RV plus a`Bill Burrows` built insulated cottage at the waterfront with a great open concept design and high ceilings. Beautiful private lot with mature trees. Main living loft is recently renovated with new forced air heating, hardwood floors, skylights, tall ceilings and open concept design. A great place for family & friends or home business; seasonal with rental potential. Protected area at the shore for your boat. $498,000 MLS 2124709

Call GAIL FORCHT, Broker SARAH SCOTT, Sales Rep Office: 613-471-1708 Cell: 613-961-9587 www.homeinthecounty.com

SERVING THE COUNTY FOR OVER 14 YEARS Thursday, January 3, 2013

WWW.49OLDPORTAGEROAD.COM Beautiful Century home on quiet street in Carrying Place. Updated wiring, mostly renovated 3 bdrm, 1 bath home with original features and charm. 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! $184,900 MLS 2125951 Call TEAL BAVERSTOCK, Sales Rep 613-476-2100 or teal.baverstock@century21.ca LANTHORN REAL ESTATE LTD., BROKERAGE* *INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED www.tealbaverstock.com

REDUCED, REDUCED

WELLINGTON ON THE LAKE 2 bedrm bungalow on nicely treed lot in adult community. 2 baths, formal diningrm, bright living rm, eat in kitchen, attached 1 car garage. Close to rec centre with lots of activities, pool, shuffle board. Lease fees and maintainance fees applicable. Asking $129,900 MLS® 2123993 GEORGE REID, ® Broker 613-399-2134 Real Estate Inc. Brokerage quinteisle.com

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BAY OF QUINTE $889,000 This one comes with your own private harbour and separate boat launch! Executive 4 bedroom 4 bath brick home on 3.5 acres Perfect for entertaining with large formal dining room, spacious family room and separate billiard room. Swim Spa Pool for exercising is built into deck, beautiful cabana & gazebo & outdoor shower. 2 cottages and 2800 sq ft storage barn on professionally landscaped grounds. Call today - too many extras and features! MLS® 2127611 Call ELIZABETH CROMBIE, Sales Rep 613-476-2700 or toll free 1-877-476-0096 www.pictonhomes.com

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

Call GAIL FORCHT, Broker SARAH SCOTT, Sales Rep Office: 613-471-1708 Cell: 613-961-9587 www.homeinthecounty.com

PRIVACY YET CLOSE TO TOWN • 5 Ac. garden soil • 4 Bedroom, 3 bath home • Family room w/fireplace • Wraparound sundeck • Dbl. car garage. Full basement • 1200 Sq.ft detached steel • Building insulated & heated $389,900. MLS 2124674 LANTHORN REAL ESTATE LTD., BROKERAGE* *INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

Call CAROL BROUGH, Sales Rep 613-476-2100 or carolbroughc21@hotmail.com

uinte Isle

BIG ISLAND Enjoy phenomenal Bay of Quinte views from your master bedroom, kitchen, front room or front deck of this quaint 3 bedroom bungalow. This well maintained bungalow is perfect for everyone - family in Sophiasburgh School District, retirees with main level living and of course fisherman and boaters with exclusive use of the waterfront just across the road with stoney beach for 15-20 feet then flat rock. Featuring a year and a half old beautiful kitchen, with granite counters, laminate flooring and a lovely propane fireplace, this home shows well. Plus the master bedroom has an oversized walkthrough closet to space that could easily be an ensuite bath. $279,000 MLS 2127465

QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE MUST SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT - Elevated high on an escarpment with panoramic views of Picton and surrounding areas, this stately stone home on 70 acres exudes majestic appeal. Boasting over 3,500 sq. ft. of living space, this home will be a must-have to the buyer who knows bigger IS better. All the bells and whistles: completely built out of Arxx block (R60 for super insulation), steel roof, gourmet kitchen with large pantry, granite countertops in kitchen and baths, glass showers, fireplace, gas infloor heating, slate and hardwood throughout, 3 car garage and massive workshop....and on, and on!! This home truly is a must see to believe! $885,000 MLS 2126388

Call MARY JANE MILLS, Broker 613-476-5900 mills2@sympatico.ca www.maryjanemills.com

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

PINERIDGE SUBDIVISION PHASE II We are ready to accept your reservations on Phase II, 46 lot development. Photo is taken from elevation on 2nd phase. Several builders to choose from. Builders terms available. Reserve your water view lot before they are gone. Call Herb for more details

QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE 613-476-5900

HERB PLIWISCHKIES, Sales Rep cell 613-921-7441 613-476-5399

CHERRY VALLEY BUNGALOW Let 26 years of real estate experience help you to get your home Sold Call Herb 613 921 7442 or Herb@remaxquinte.com To get your free market evaluation HERB PLIWISCHKIES, Sales Rep cell 613-921-7441 QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE 613-476-5399 613-476-5900

NEW PRICE

MAIN STREET CONDO $239,900 Designed for comfort, convenience and peaceful life style. Maintenance free including snow removal, owners are free to spend time enjoying summer or head south for the winter. The 1 bedroom condo is located in The Edward on Main Street in Picton which includes one parking space. Condo Fees : $257.28/mo. MLS® 2124767 Call ELIZABETH CROMBIE, Sales Rep 613-476-2700 or toll free 1-877-476-0096 www.pictonhomes.com

THE FAMILY CAN GROW HERE Charming 100+ year old farmhouse on 1/2 acre lot. Peaceful view of protected marsh. Totally renovated eat-in kitchen, open concept liv rm & din rm. 3 bedrms on 2nd level and bedrm on main level. Loft area on 2nd level for office or playroom. Upgraded and decorated throughout. Large outbuilding. Call to vew. Asking $224,900 MLS 2125914 SHARON ARMITAGE, ® Broker of Record 613-399-2134 Real Estate Inc. Brokerage quinteisle.com

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Almost new Colorado with 4.09 acres. Tarion warranty remainder 5 1/2 years. Excellent well. 5 bedrooms, 2 full baths plus rough in on lower level. Vaulted ceilings. C/A. Propane furnace. Hardwood floors, dark oak kitchen cabinets. Huge double 24 x 24 attached insulated/heated garage workshop! Almost full finished basement. A pleasure to show. ICF poured concrete foundation. $299,000 MLS 2122000 HERB PLIWISCHKIES, Sales Rep cell 613-921-7441 QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE 613-476-5399 613-476-5900

1 BLOCK FROM LAKE ONTARIO Circa 1870 in beautiful Wellington. New from the walls in! Features natural gas hot water on demand and radiant in-floor heating. Includes 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. Would make a great weekly rental. Listed for $235,000 MLS 2127158 CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN, Broker & Sales Rep Tel: 613-922-2251 www.christinehenden.com QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE colinhenden@remax.net

JUST FOR YOU" In Picton`s newest & most prestigious condominium "The Edward". This 2 bdrm condo with open concept LR/DR features 9` ceilings, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, master bdrm w/walk-in closet, lrg 4pc bath w/separate shower stall. This unit provides 850 sq. ft of gracious living plus a 32 sq.ft. balcony. Walk to shops, theatre, restaurants & harbour. You will appreciate this beautifully appointed, high level security condominium in downtown Picton. $229,900 MLS 2120506 Call BEV SKIDMORE, Broker 613-476-2100 email: skidmore2100@yahoo.ca LANTHORN REAL ESTATE LTD., BROKERAGE* *INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED www.bevskidmore.com


RE/16 f THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013

THE PICTON GAZETTE

Beautiful wooded level lot on County Road 5. Priced to sell, build your dream home here!

6 bedroom, 3 bath stone home with 10ft. ceilings. Gorgeous water view of Lake Ontario.

Nice hobby farm close to Picton. Detached garage and huge barn. 11 acres of flat open space.

MLS 2126513 $19,000

MLS 2126358 $569,900

MLS 2126925 $179,900

See what you are missing. Spacious, rural, private home. Priced to move. There is no reason for this home to be empty. Check it out. Bring an offer!

Another price reduction! Can’t believe this is not sold. Solid 3 bed 2 bath home. This home is worth a visit. Vendor wants it SOLD.

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QUINTE LTD. BROKERAGE

Tammy Beaumont

Sales Rep. Tel: 613.242.3045 tammy@remaxquinte.com

MLS 2126627 $169,000

MLS 2125781 $289,000

D O Y O U WA N T T O S E L L ? C A L L M E - I WA N T L I S T I N G S ! P U T M E T O W O R K F O R Y O U !

Colleen Green Sales Rep.

Tel: 613.476.5900 Cell: 613.476.6553 colleen.green@sympatico.ca Twitter: @ColleenGreenatR Website: www.colleengreenpicton.com

Thank you for your support and confidence in 2012 We wish you Health, Happiness & Prosperity in 2013 www.countyremax.com

QUINTE LTD. BROKERAGE

Marc Ouellette Sales Rep

Tel: 613.476.5900 Cell: 613.849.8864 marc@remaxquinte.com www.rightonthemarc.ca

DESIGN FOR LIVING

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The main entry to this home is stylishly protected by a columned front porch. Inside, the vaulted living room has a warming fireplaceand opens to the countrystyle kitchen. A deck just beyond is the perfect spot for outdoor dining. The bedrooms, privately located up afew stairs, include the master suite with a walk-in closet and full bath. Two additional bedrooms have wall closets and share the use ofa main bath in the hallway. The lower level may be developed later as needs grow. The laundry room is also on this level.. Main Level: 532 sq. ft. Second Level: 683 sq. ft. Lower Level: 70 sq. ft .Total: 1,285 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

COMMERCIAL

WATERFRONT

TREAT YOURSELF

$157,000 1 restaurant business, 1 condo unit (approx 700 sq ft), 1 transferrable liquor licence, 1 seasonal patio (optional). Mix all the above ingredients. Add excellent service and delicious home cooking. Stir in your own seasonings to flavour. Serve at once (turn key operation). Quality ingredients. No additives or preservatives. Mls® 2113287

INCOME POTENTIAL $129,900 Watch as the sun goes down. An incredible opportunity to own 300 ft. waterfront in Prince Edward County. Panoramic views of Adolphus Reach. Close to vineyards, orchards, galleries and 2 marinas. Located at the mouth of Prinyers Cove. Mls® 2114360

$161,000 This little gem has over 1,100 sq ft of living space with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Family room on lower level which opens to a fenced back yard with property facing Rotary Park & a short walk to Millennium Trail. Includes appliances. Income Potential if rented as a vacation home. Mls® 2122486

Elizabeth Crombie Sales Representative

WATERFRONT

104 Main Street, Picton

613.476.2700 or toll free

Libby says...

THE LURE OF THE LAKE

$689,000 A stunning waterfront home with the perfect combination of luxury and simplicity. Set against a back drop of the lake and the season's changing landscapes this immaculate 2 lvel home is fully renovated with high end finishes and features. Professionally landscaped with natural stone terrace on rock shoreline. Mls® 2126055

“Canadian Real Estate Association announced Dec 17th, 2012 that the housing market remains firmly in balanced territory.”

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$290,000 Upgraded from top to bottom this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is loaded with character. The living room has full length windows and a fireplace, french doors to dining room,and original pine floors and staircase. Lovely backyard has private deck overlooking the pond and garden. 2 parking spaces at rear with 2 outbuildings as well. Mls® 2126354

WATERVIEWS

VACATION HOME

$549,000      225' of waterfront, 3,000 sq ft of living space in this modern bungalow. Million dollar views over Long Reach. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3 fireplaces, sauna, 20x40 pool, tennis court, double garage. Totally renovated inside and out. Includes appliances & all furniture as viewed including 46' LCD TV. Rents successfully as vacation home. MLS®   2113568

uinte Isle®

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SHARON ARMITAGE

Broker of Record

Real Estate Inc. (613) Brokerage

399-2134

$324,000 Located in Bloomfield this beautiful brick home is a classic Victorian restoration circa 1880. There are 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and formal large principal rooms. Lovely perennial gardens surround the home on large spacious lot adjacent to Mill Pond, park and tennis courts. Mls® 2121553

287 Main St. Wellington, Ontario, K0K 3L0 • Fax 399-2140 sharon@quinteisle.com www.quinteisle.com

bay of Quinte waterfront At the Telegraph Narrows. Hint Lane off County Rd 15, easy access from Hwy 401 & 49. Lg lot, drilled well, hydro, zoned for residential use. Landscaping is done, extensive decking at shore. Perfect retreat while you are waiting to build your dream home. Call for more details. Asking $199,900 Mls® 2120805

Maitland st., piCton The perfect home for retirees going south or a young couple starting out. Small lot, maintenence free exterior, neat and tidy interior. 2 bedrm, new oil furnace and tank 2010. Call to view. Asking $139,900 Mls® 2126793

sunsets at adolpHus reaCH The lot is cleared and ready for you to build your retirement home or a getaway cottage. 100 ft clean shoreline, perfect for swimming, fishing or deep water sailing. Private and pretty. Hydro to lot line, driveway is in. Call for more details. Mls® 2124707

BLOOMFIELD VICTORIAN BRICK

laKe ontario views 9 Carla Court, Wellington. Modern Quebcois Keirstead log home. Open concept with high cathedral ceilings. Relax on your deck, listen to Lake Ontario. Tastefully finished on both levels, large decks off main and lower level, w/o from lower level. A very special home for a unique buyer. Mls® 2126485 Call for more info.

tHe faMily Can grow Here Charming 100+ year old farmhouse on 1/2 acre lot. Peaceful view of protected marsh. Totally renovated eat-in kitchen, open concept liv rm & din rm. 3 bedrms on 2nd level and bedrm on main level. Loft area on 2nd level for office or playroom. Upgraded and decorated throughout. Large outbuilding. Call to vew. Asking $224,900 Mls 2125914

area of great fisHing and boating Bay of Quinte Waterfront Telegraph Narrows. Large treed nicely landscaped lot with drilled well, entrance and hydro are in. Ready to go to build your new home. Approx 90 ft of shoreline. Set in the trees. Close to 401, Kingston and Napanee. Asking $199,900 Mls® 2120848

SHARON ARMITAGE, OWNER/BROKER OF RECORD 613-399-2134

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

$885,000 One of the best features of this country estate is its location. Set back from this quiet side road you enter on a long winding circular drive lined with beautiful trees. On arrival you find a 19th century inspired custom built home and separate studio. Situated on 34 acres this executive estate has all the privacy one could imagine. Mls® 2111720

GEORGE REID Broker

you Can Have your business at HoMe All this on 8+ acres of land with view of Bay of Quinte. Elevated bungalow, lg bright living room, eat in kitchen, patio doors to deck. Foyer leads to double garage and lg deck with pool and hot tub. Full finished basement with fireplace in family room, lg workshop. Perfect for growing family. Mls® 2126106

ARE YOU STILL SEARCHING FOR YOUR Close to soup Harbour Peaceful and tranquil. 2 plus acres of land with deeded access to Lake Ontario. Drilled well, hydro to lot and entrance is in. Ready to go to build your new home on. Asking $69,900 Mls® 2125759

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CHase rd., Hillier ward Close to Closson Chase Winery and Karlo Estate Winery. 25 ac of land. Asking $129,900 Mls® 2120655

1 aCre parCel of land Just west of Hillier. Drilled well on property, entrance permit available and hydro is close to lot line. Asking $41,900 Mls® 2126538

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102 Main Street, Picton

The Gold Standard in Prince Edward County $374,900

Lanthorn Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage*

*Independently owned & operated

$160,000 MLS 2122401

$469,000

MLS 2126214

MLS 2126260

$199,000 MLS 2127411

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IDEAL LOCATION NEW LISTING • CENTURY HOME CLOSE TO WINERIES, CIDER • GREAT IN TOWN LOCATION

COMPANY AND ARTISAN CHEESE FACTORY • SURROUNDED BY MATURE PINE AND SPRUCE TREES • STONE FIREPLACE IN GREAT ROOM • NEW FURNANCE AND OIL TANK (2012) • SOME NEW WINDOWS, NEW WATER SYSTEM • EXCELLENT STARTER HOME OR DREAM COTTAGE • A MUST SEE IN WAUPOOS

$895,000 MLS 2124895

INDUSTRIAL BUILDING IN PICTON

• ALMOST 12,000 SQ. FT • COULD BE EASILY DIVIDED IN HALF • FULLY INSULATED W/ RADIANT IN-FLOOR GAS HEATING • STEEL SIDING. ALMOST 2 AC.LOT • ALSO AVAILABLE FOR RENT • MORE PICS WWW.31COLDSTORAGEST.COM PICTURE YOUR HOME HERE

• QUIET STREET CLOSE TO HOSPITAL,

Colleen Galway

FAIRGROUNDS AND THE SHOPS OF MAIN STREET • CUTE SIDE-SPLIT WITH 3 BEDROOMS UPSTAIRS AND 1 DOWNSTAIRS www.colleengalway.com • DINING AREA OFF OF THE KITCHEN colleen.galway@century21.ca • NEW LAMINATE FLOORING ON THE MAIN LEVEL

Jason, Kevin & Sandy Young Sales Reps.

www.pec.on.ca/young thefamilyteam@gmail.com

Sales Rep

• PRIME LOCATION! • 68 ACRES ROLLING LANDSCAPE • FULL SOUTHERLY EXPOSURE • SOLID BARN WITH 200 AMP SERVICE AND HIGH SPEED INTERNET

• 2000 VINES OF PINOT NOIR & BACO NOIR IN THIRD YEAR OF GROWTH • EXCELLENT DRAINAGE • EXISTING WELL

$399,000 MLS 2127176

WWW.11773LOYALIST.COM

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• TUCKED AWAY FOR PRIVACY • 42 ACRES, GLENORA ROAD • ONLY 5 KM. TO PICTON • HOME COMPLIMENTS SETTING • NEWER 1.5 STOREY - 4 BEDROOMS • MASTER & ENSUITE ON MAIN FLOOR • MAIN FLOOR LAUNDRY • COVERED WRAP AROUND VERANDA • FULL BASEMENT, HUGE GARAGE

$749,000 MLS 2125493

$44,000

MLS 2115206

BUILDING LOT

• LOVELY PRINYER`S COVE ESTATES • PREMIUM FRONTAGE, LOVELY CULDE-SAC LOCATION • WATER ACCESS & RESIDENCE BEACH NEARBY

• EXCELLENT BOATING, SWIMMING AND FISHING • AREA OF NEWER HOMES

Carol Brough

Sales Rep.

COUNTRY HOME ON 9 ACRES • IMPRESSIVE RANCH BUNGALOW Tracey Dickson • 2,000 SQ FT ON MAIN FLOOR Sales Rep • FINISHED LOWER LEVEL Direct: 613-403-7690 • ATTACHED 2 CAR GARAGE tracey.dickson@century21.ca • HARDWOOD FLOORS IN LR & DR Hugh Jackson • 4 BEDROOMS ON MAIN FLOOR • LARGE “COUNTRY EAT-IN” KITCHEN Broker Direct: 613-476-5026 h.jackson@sympatico.ca

• LOWER LEVEL REC RM, HOBBY RM, WORKSHOP

• LANDSCAPED GROUNDS PLUS SURFACED DRIVE & PARKING

$1,295,000

carolbroughc21@hotmail.com

MLS 2122832

WWW.167BAYBREEZEST.COM • CUSTOM BUILT STONE & BRICK • 2,500+ SQ FT MAIN FLOOR LIVING SPACE • 3 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHS • OPEN CONCEPT DESIGN • SPECTACULAR INGROUND POOL • GEOTHERMAL HEATING / COOLING • 2 CAR ATTACHED GARAGE • GOURMET STYLE KITCHEN • FULL BASEMENT

$164,900 MLS 2125866

$384,000 MLS 2122268

CHARMING VILLAGE HOME • BRAND NEW KITCHEN, BATH & FLOORING • BRIGHT & AIRY. SUNDECK • UPDATED WINDOWS & DOORS • STEEL ROOF ON HOUSE & GARAGE ROAD • DOUBLE CAR INSULATED GARAGE • LOVINGLY CARED FOR OVER THE YEARS • MUNICIPAL WATER • FEATURES UPDATED AMENITIES • ORIGINAL BAKER'S OVEN & FIELDSTONE F/P • MAIN FLOOR LAUNDRY • FOR MORE PICS GO TO • ONLY 7 MIN TO PICTON, 3 MIN TO WWW.51STANLEYST.COM SANDBANKS PROV PARK EAST LAKE WATERFRONT FARM • WWW.417COUNTYROAD11.COM • 80 AC FARM, 1200’+ USEABLE EAST LAKE W/F • C 1850'S BRICK HOME, BACK FROM THE 21 PHOTOS

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$239,000 MLS 2126731

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• IMMEDIATE POSSESSION • IN TOWN “COLORADO” BUNGALOW • 2+2 BEDROOMS, FINISHED BASEMENT • NEWER WINDOWS, DOORS AND ROOF • PATIO DOOR TO BACK DECK • PARK LIKE YARD WITH CREEK • ATTACHED GARAGE, INSIDE ENTRY • SELLER MOTIVATED • LOOKING FOR OFFERS!!

58 CTY RD 18, CHERRY VALLEY

• BRIGHT, RENOVATED CENTURY HOME • RED PINE FLOORS, ORIGINAL TIN AND BEAD BOARD CEILINGS

• MODERN CONVENIENCES AND TOUCHES • INCOME PRODUCING VACATION / RETIREMENT PROPERTY

Paul Gentile Broker

• INFO INSTANTLY: TEXT GOLD116 TO #33344 • 140’ X 311’ LOT INCL HOME & BARN/STUDIO paul@paulgentile.ca • 3 FLOORS, LOTS OF LOFT SPACE • IDEAL FOR AN ARTIST AND STUDIO,

Bev Skidmore Broker

www.bevskidmore.com skidmore2100@yahoo.ca

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I wish everyone all the best in 2013! $179,000 MLS 2127015

WORKSHOP OR CONVERT IT TO A GUEST HOUSE

NEW PRICE

$225,000 MLS 2127081

WATERVIEW

$219,999 MLS 2126795

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• FANTASTIC DOWNTOWN LOCATION • 6,300 SQ.FT. SPACE, 9' HIGH CEILINGS • PLUS 3,200 SQ. FT OPEN LOFT WITH WOOD FLOORS

• POST AND BEAM, OPEN CONCEPT • ZONED CC-30, SEVERAL USES • ROOM TO PARK OVER 20 CARS • SELLER MAY HOLD FINANCING • LOT SIZE 64'X124', BORDERS PARK

Jason, Kevin & Sandy Young Sales Reps.

www.pec.on.ca/young thefamilyteam@gmail.com

Pat Benson Moore Sales Rep.

pat.bensonmoore@century21.ca

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION

• CENTURY STOREY AND A HALF 3 BEDROOM HOME

• LOCATED IN NORTHPORT • LARGE TWO CAR GARAGE WITH EXTRA STORAGE

MAKE IT TRUE IN 2013!

• 2 LEVELS OF FINISHED LIVING SPACE • 2 BEDROOMS & FULL BATH ON BOTH LEVELS

• EAT IN KITCHEN, SEPARATE DINING AREA, FAMILY ROOM WITH FIREPLACE, • DOUBLE PAVED DRIVE, ATTACHED

• ABOVE GROUND PRIVATE POOL • GREAT LANDSCAPED LOT WITH A VIEW GARAGE WITH INSIDE ENTRY • PRIVATE DECK OF THE BAY OF QUINTE • QUICK CLOSING IS AVAILABLE • LARGE LANDSCAPED FENCED YARD

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

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CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING RATES AND INFORMATION CLASSIFIED ADS: $5.49 for 15 words or less. 12¢ each additional word. BIRTHS MEMORIAMS, CARDS OF THANKS: 15¢ each word, minimum $8.50 (50 words)

ARTICLES FOR SALE

AUTOMOTIVE KEYS & remotes with programming. By appointment. Prince Edward Locksmith 613-476-3382.

County Traders We Purchase Estates Furniture & Antiques BUY, SELL, TRADE 39 Stanley Street Bloomfield, Ontario MON.-TUES. CLOSED Wed. - Sat. 10am-4pm Sun. 12noon -4pm

613-393-9993 888-905-9993

FIREWOOD,Hardwood, log lengths, 8 cord load, $1,100. Doug Storring 613-393-5078. FIREWOOD- well seasoned, cut/split and delivered 613-3995673. RAWLEIGH PRODUCTS. Medicated ointment, salve, liniment and pain oil, pudding mixes, cinnamon, pepper, vanilla 613-4765154. SEASONED SOFT maple, cut, split, and delivered within 20km of Bloomfield, $240/cord. Limited quantity of Ash $300/cord. Call 613-393-3010 after 6pm.

WOOD HEAT SOLUTIONS 2012 WINTER SALE

COMMERCIAL

DOYLES WINDOWS AND SUNROOMS BUY DIRECT AND SAVE HUGE FACTORY DISCOUNTS Take advantage of the weather and large Discounts available on our custom made Windows, Entrance Systems, Patio and Storm Doors. Come see our displays at our showroom at: 140 Industrial Blvd., Unit 1, Napanee, ON Call 613-354-3597 or 1-888-282-5213 Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm Evenings and Weekends by appointment

VEHICLES FOR SALE

AUTO PARTS, new and used, auto and truck parts, we buy scrap metals. cars and trucks wanted. 816 Goodyear Road, Napanee. Call Rebel Scrap Metal Inc. 613572-1281, 1-877-292-1281. Yes, we have tires. CARS AND trucks wanted for scrap or recycling, we buy scrap metal, free pickup or you bring in. Dan 613-929-7572. We also sell auto parts and tires.

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Factory incentive on the ECL 1400.

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Limited quantity. Call for more information

Your local CENTRAL BOILER DEALER

Ronnie B’s Auto Sales 613-393-3336

FRANKFORD, ON 613.398.1611 BANCROFT, ON 613.332.1613

www.ronniebsautosales.com

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USED SNOWBLOWERS, sizes vary from 5hp- 22" cut up to 10hp 28" cut, some electric start, others manual start. Call 613-476-7212. R0011836601

MUSIC

GUITAR LESSONS, all ages. 1 free month guitar use. Contact Drew Ackerman, 613-476-8900.

ANTIQUES

PROFESSIONAL FURNITURE refinishing and restoration. Antiques bought and sold. Free pick-up and delivery. Butler Creek Antiques, Schoharie Rd. 613-476-1142.

FARM

WANTED: LAYING CHICKENS, good shape, Brown rooster and female geese 613-393-5671.

APPLIANCES FOR SALE

NEW and USED

APPLIANCES USED REFRIGERATORS

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

NEW APPLIANCES

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

PAYS CASH$$$

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

SMITTY’S APPLIANCES LTD. 969-0287

COMMERCIAL

COMMERICAL/RETAIL space, 500sq.ft. air conditioned on Main Street, Picton for $800/mo includes all utilities & parking, available immediately. Call 613-476-4085 or email bwybenga @rogers.com

FOR RENT

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 jeffinpec@gmail.com 1 BEDROOM apartment, available January 1, on ground floor, over looking Picton Harbour $750mo. all inclusive call 613-403-1024. 1 BEDROOM apartment, available January 1, on ground floor overlooking Picton Harbour $750 mo. 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. 2 BEDROOM, 2 level house, Spring St. Picton, $1200+utilities, large yard, washer/dryer, fridge & stove ph. 613-476-6459 available Jan. 1st. 3+ BEDROOM , 2 full baths,open concept, suitable for professionals, located south of Belleville 613471-1360. HEATED INDOOR storage, new secure building for cars, boats, etc. Bloomfield, 613-393-3890 or 613849-1977.

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C LASSIFIEDS Ph. 613-476-3201 - Fax 613-476-3464 Email: gazetteclass@bellnet.ca THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013 - 19 DEATHS - $21.00; FOUND, BEREAVED - No charge Box Replies $5.00; EXTRA $1.50 charge for billed ads. EXTRA $5.00 charge for a HEADING COMBINATION RATES available for The Picton Gazette and The Napanee Beaver

FOR RENT

FEATURED HOMES for RENT

Main Street Apt. 1 bed, 2nd floor level, available Jan. 2013 $650 plus Apply at our Office:

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

SHORT TERM accomodations. Beautifully furnished 1 & 2 bedrm units, until May, one block away from downtown Picton, view at thefenix.ca or call 613-391-1441.

SENIORS PLEASE 105 Bridge St

Bachelor Apartment available! Quiet area on the Bay Appliances, laundry Super on site

1-905-885-2350

TWO BEAUTIFUL, 2 bedroom apartments in an Adult orientated building, each unit is on the 2nd floor, over looking the harbour and located close to the Main Street in Picton. These 1100 square foot units include a private balcony, fridge, stove, washer, dryer and parking for 2 cars. These are a must see! Both units are $850 plus h &h and available today 613-7713203. WATERFRONT 2 BEDROOM apartment, Glenora Ferry, utilities/laundry included, no pets/non-smk, ideal for single person, $850 613-373-9368.

WANTED

MINT AND used postage stamps, covers, post cards, coins and paper money. Call Bob 613-9672118.

MORTGAGES

BANK MORTGAGES PRIVATE MORTGAGES SECURED CREDIT CARDS Call Gary Rorabeck Mortgage Broker Lic #110-26

613-968-8383

BUSINESS SERVICES

BLACK RIVER TREE SERVICE

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

Glenn Guernsey

476-3757

WILL Buy Scrap Vehicles Metals and Appliances

CALL CHAPPY’S

613-476-2994 or 613-242-0117

EMPLOYMENT WANTED

A WINTER day is the time to get rid of unwanted trash, trees trimmed, pruning and any other jobs. Half ton truck available. No job too small. For reasonable rates call Paul 613-393-5021.

BAILEY’S RECYCLABLES

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

We buy & sell

613-476-1621

CHAPPY'S. We'll do almost anything! Moving, dump runs of brush, grass cutting. Garage and basement cleaning. Ph 613-476-2994 or 613-242-0117 or Jenny 613243-7204. HANDYMAN WITH experience in: framing, drywall, tile, hardwood & laminate floor, bathroom renovation, painting, windows, doors. 613-438-1750

HOUSEKEEPING. One time clean or whatever you need 613-3931357.

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

PERSONAL

In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandpa who passed away January 6, 2012. Our hearts still ache in sadness Our silent tears still flow For what it meant to lose you No one will ever know. Forever loved and missed by wife Barney, children Ross, Peggy, Anna Marie and their families.

BERTRAM- John. In loving memory of a loving husband, father and grandfather, who passed away December 27, 2002. Everyday in some small way Memories of you come our way Though absent, you are always near Still missed, loved, always dear. Lovingly remembered by wife Nevada, children Pat, Sharon, Bev, Tammy, Leiette and families.

Barbra Elaine Houghton

MEMORIAMS

EXCAVATING

SAND & GRAVEL - TOP SOIL EQUIPMENT RENTAL HOURLY OR CONTRACT BULLDOZER - LOADER - TRUCK - HOE RAM

476-6717

AULTHOUSE CARPENTRY

Renovations - Additions Siding - Decks Painting - Floors Phone 613-393-2819 613-393-1196 Book for Spring!

SPECIAL NOTICES

MARJ'S HAND KNITS. Baby sets, socks, mitts, toques, helmets, tea cosies, legwarmers, slippers & children's sweaters. 613-476-4229.

HERITAGE HALL

BUFFET DINNER ROAST BEEF

Sunday, January 6th Serving 4pm - 7pm $10 per person

613-476-2342 166 County Rd 6 *No Reservations

LOST & FOUND

• Lady’s gold ring • Found at Maker’s Hand event - key on tag - glass case • Found at Picton Fair - pair sunglasses - pair subscription glasses • Found on Cty Rd 10 after Marathon -Windjacket & pair of socks

To claim come to

267 Main St. Picton

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HARRINGTON - Joe

April 1, 1945 - January 8, 2011

Our Mother Gone, yet not forgotten Although we are apart, Your spirit lives within us, Forever in our hearts. We miss you Love Stephanie, Andrea & Meghan and all of your family.

DEATHS

FREE ESTIMATES

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MEMORIAMS

THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS Now that it's all over, We're tired and worn, Our money's all gone And our friends have gone home. There's been no repentance, But rather more sin, God can't hold him guiltless For ignoring His son The babe in the manger Was not God's main plan, But the one on the cross In the form of a man. That's why it's a secret Which day He was born He knew we'd go overboard, And then leave him forlorn. And go back to our sin, And our conflict and strife, We settle right back To our old sinful life. Forgetting that Jesus Was born to be King, To rule in our hearts, With glad tiding to bring. By Hazel Dainard.

RODGER ANDERSON

WANTED TO BUY

LOOKING FOR 10 inch snowblower discharge chute for 3pt hitch blower, 613-476-7212.

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Andrew Cronkwright

July 26, 1947 - Dec. 31, 2005

Things I feel most deeply Are the hardest things to say Dearest Dad, I loved you In a very special way. If I coud have one lifetime wish One dream that could come true I’d pray to God with all my heart, For yesterday and you. Love always Andy, Penny, Rebecca Josh

GOODING-James. In loving memory of a loving husband, father and grandfather who passed away suddenly January 7, 2012. Remembering you is easy We do it everyday It's the pain of losing you That never goes away. Always loved, will never be forgotten. Joyce, Bob (Nancy), Carolyn (Wayne) Curtis, Jhill, Jeff, Kelsey & Kara. IRVINE, Robert. In loving memory of a dear brother, who passed away December 26, 2009. A silent thought, a secret tear, Keeps his memory ever dear. Time eases the edge of grief, Memory turns back every leaf. Always remembered by Karen and Roy. MAY-Tom. January 2, 1997. We thought of you with love today But that is nothing new, We thought about you yesterday And days before that too. We think of you in silence We often speak your name, Now all we have is memories And your picture in a frame Your memory is our keepsake With which we'll never part, God has you in his keeping, We have you in our hearts. Love Joan, Patti, David, Penny and families.

GRAHAM, William Blair "Dusty"

1935-2012 Dusty Graham died December 22, 2012 of heart failure in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Dusty worked for 50 years in the investment community on Bay Street in Toronto and had a very successful career. He will be sorely missed by many of his colleagues across the country. Dusty was an active linesman in the O.H.L and "Referee in chief". Dusty was a colourful character who, with his family, moved here in the early 80's. He was a member of Rotary, a member of Picton Golf Club and took an active part in all around him. He is survived by his wife, Joan (Port Hope); daughter Nicole (California) and son Monty (Oakville). A celebration of Dusty's life will take place in the Spring in the County. For those who wish to make a donation on Dusty's behalf may do so to Prince Edward County Hospital.

GREVE, Ronald Earl "Barney"

Suddenly at Quinte Health Care Prince Edward Memorial on Friday December 21st 2012, Ronald Earl "Barney" Greve, of Picton, at the age of 64. Will be fondly remembered by Dan and Gary and his many friends at Community Living Prince Edward. Mr. Greve is resting at The Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Funeral Service was held in the Chapel on Thursday December 27th a6 10:30am. Spring Interment at Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, donations to Community Living Prince Edward would be appreciated. Cheques only please. Friends may call on Thursday morning from 9:30 until service time.


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THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013

DEATH

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OSTRANDER, Donald Welsley

DAFOE, Gladys Lillian

JONES, John “Leonard”

Peacefully at Prince Edward Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, December 26th, 2012, of 42 Downes Avenue Picton, formerly of Lake-on-theMountain, at the age of 80. Beloved wife of the late John. Loved mother of Irene & Don Campbell of Carrying Place, Leonard & Irene of RR 4 Picton, Dorothy & Darren Godbout of Belleville and Jim of East Lake. Dear sister of Jim Mitchell (Bev) of Napanee. Loved grandma of Ryan, Charlene and Amanda and great-grandma of Rebecca, Tristan and Lucy. Mrs. Dafoe is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario. A Private family service will be held in the Chapel on Monday, December 31st. Pastor Dennis Pringle to officiate. Spring Interment at Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. On-line donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

Peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on Saturday, December 29, 2012, with family at his side. Leonard Jones, of Loyalist Pkwy, Picton,.at the age of 72. Beloved husband of Elaine, father of Scott and Angele. Dear brother of Jenny Prout (Jim) of Cherry Valley, Jim (Grace) of Lansdowne, Joyce Gervais (Pat) of Belleville, Brenda Ryan (Ron) of Belleville, and brother-in-law of Jon & Bernadette Milford. Fondly remembered by his niece Lorie Milford-Broad. A CELEBRATION OF LEONARD’S LIFE WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE. Cremation. If desired, donations to the Loyalist Humane Society or PECMH Foundation would be appreciated by the family. (Cheques only please). Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON. On-line donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

Whattam

Whattam

Funeral Home

Funeral Home

June 5, 1940 - December 29, 2012

MOWBRAY, Cecil Justin Patrick September 12, 1988 - December 24, 2012

Suddenly on Monday December 24, 2012, Justin Mowbray of RR 2 Picton, at the age of 24. Beloved son of Norman and Jacqueline (nee O’Neil) and loved brother of Brandon, Erin and the late Sara. Cherished grandson of George and Loreen O’Neil and Pat and the late Leona Mowbray. Justin is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home 33 Main St., Picton, ON 613-4762450 Funeral Service in Picton United Church on Monday December 31 at 2 pm. The Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. Spring interment in Cherry Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations to Camp Trillium 'Garrets Island', QHC BGH Foundation/Maternal Child Program or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. (Cheques only, please) The family will receive friends on Sunday from 6 to 9 pm. and Monday at the Church from 1 pm. until Service time On-line donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

Whattam

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Suddenly at Quinte Health Care Prince Edward Memorial on Friday, December 21st, 2012, Ronald Earl ‘Barney’ Greve, of Picton, at the age of 64. Will be fondly remembered by Dan and Gary and his many friends with Community Living Prince Edward. Mr. Greve is Resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, December 27th at 10:30 a.m. Spring Interment at Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, donation to Community Living Prince Edward would be appreciated. (Cheques only please). Friends may call on Thursday morning from 9:30 until service time.

Whattam Funeral Home

THE CORPORATION OF THE COUNTY OF PRINCE EDWARD JOB OPPORTUNITIES The County of Prince Edward is an island community on the shores of Lake Ontario with a proud United Empire Loyalist heritage. Boasting beautiful beaches and a unique rural landscape, the County offers serene country living with the convenience of a central location between Toronto and Ottawa/Montreal. Our strong agricultural roots, thriving tourism attractions, renowned regional cuisine, and growing wine industry combine to offer a unique and unmatched quality of life.

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Peacefully entered into rest with family at her side at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton on Monday, December 24th, 2012 Genevieve Timmins Newcombe in her 93rd year.  Beloved wife of the late Fred Newcombe and the late John Downs. Loving mother of Margaret Newcombe, Barbara Ann (Glen) Foster, Fred Jr. (Sherry), Bill (Cathy) and Reg (Grace). Remembered by 11 grandchildren and 15 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by her siblings Don, Bea and Percy Jr. Genevieve was a positive person who loved to laugh, dance and sing. She will be sadly missed by all who entered into her world. Friends may call at the Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington on Tuesday January 1st from 68pm. Funeral Service will be held at the Wellington United Church on Wednesday, January 2nd at 11am. Reverend Steve Spicer officiating. Interment Wellington Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and donations at www.ainsorthfuneralhome.

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AT 5:00 P.M. AUCTION SALE - “WINTER BLUES” 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. Wooden kitchen table/ 4 chairs, marble top Victorian hall table, child’s table 7 chair, maple rocker, 2 maple arm chairs, coffee & end tables, antique baker’s dough table, pine 3 piece room divide, Lazy boy recliner, pine wood box, queen size bed / box spring & mattress, double bed, 2 single beds, nite table, open 5 shelf pine book case, computer system & desk, 2 flat screen TVs (19 & 21”), corner pine entertainment unit, CD rack & CDs, Qty. of glass & china, pyrex, old fridge keepers, 2 gallon crock, a number of dolls, bakeware, pots & pans, art work, linens & bedding, several area rugs, floor & table lamps, Sony sound system, locking pine cabinet, Yard Machines 21 inch snowblower/ electric start in like new condition, fishing tackle, rods & reels, Weber barbeque, 24 ft. al. extension ladder, step ladder, small garden & shop tools & numerous other pieces. See my web site for detailed list & photos. AUCTIONEERS: DOUG JARRELL & BEN TREVERTON 613-969-1033 www.dougjarrellauctions.com

Suddenly and unexpectedly at Hallowell House on Thursday, December 20th, 2012, Donald Wesley Ostrander, Veteran of WWII, of Picton, at the age of 92. Beloved husband for 57 years of Marilyn (nee Way), loved father of Kathryn Ostrander (Len Vigodda), Kim Bouma (Robert) and Mary Orr (Peter), proud grampy of Jason Parks (Carrie), Jennifer Parks, Shima Vigodda, Alex Bouma, Dean, Dennis and Neil Orr and great-grampy of Emma, Kira and James. Dear brother of Barbara Brunke and the late Capt. Dean Ostrander. Fondly remembered by his cousin Keith MacDonald and also by Richard Parks. A private family service was held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton on Monday, December 24th. The Reverend Dr. Hal Wilson officiated. Spring interment at Sophiasburgh Cemetery. A Celebration of Don’s life will be held at the Waring House Hall on Sat. January 25th from 2-5pm. Memorial donations to the Picton United Church or Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. (Cheques only, please). On-line donations and condolences at www.whattamfuneralhome.com

Whattam Funeral Home

SMITH, William Glenn

Lived fully, died peacefully at the Belleville General Hospital on December 18, 2012 in his 83rd year. Cherished husband of Marg Smith. Loving father of Cathy, Terry JoAnne, Juanette, Garry and Tracey. Predeceased by his daughter Penny. Treasured grandfather of 16 grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren. Dear brother of Ruth (Colin) Mindle. Predeceased by his sisters Jean, Hazel, Edna, Margarite and his brother Keith. In keeping with Glenn’s wishes cremation has taken place. Interment of his ashes took place in Cherry Valley Cemetery and a Celebration of his life as held on Friday, December 21, 2012 in the First Baptist Church in Picton. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation in memory of Glenn. On-lin condolences may be made at www.mcgladefurneralhome.com In the care of McGlade Funeral Home, 78 Centre Street, Deseronto, Ontario 613-396-2310

AUCTIONS

BRIGHTON ESTATE AUCTIONS

LARGE ANTIQUE & COLLECTOR’S AUCTION Sunday , January 6 - Preview 9:30 a.m. Auction 11:00 a.m. Auction to include: Collection of Oriental Porcelain to include: Garden Seat, Jardinière & Vases, Estate Jewellery , Numerous Royal Doulton Figures to include: Family Album HN2321, The Potter HN1493, Town Crier HN2119, Mask Sellar HN2103, The Jester HN2016, Henry Doulton Double Sided Character Jug & Several Other Double Sided Character Jugs, Beswick Horse, Meissen, Sevres, Hummel Clocks & Figures, Carved Ivories, Ivory Miniatures, Steiff Animals, Paragon Dinner Set, Silver Plate, Crystal Punch Set, Selection of Fur Coats, Books, Linens & Collector’s Items. Collection of Victorian Wall Sconces & Hanging Lights Large Collection of Canadian & European Oils ,Watercolours & Prints: 10 Sketches by W.J. Hopkinson, Eva Marie Moyle, W. Barnes, Thurston Topham, Thomas Mower Martin, H.V. Steward “Spitfires”, Victorian Oil Seascape, Sebastian Johannes Bakermans Oil, Victoria Maclean, Large Royalty Victorian Panorama, Hunting Prints Plus Many Other Good Pictures. Furniture to include: Empire Style Display Cabinet, Large Quality Designer Bedroom Suite by Palma Brava, Mahogany Chest of Drawers, Walnut Dining Room Suite with Side Board & China Cabinet, Victorian Chairs, Small Tables, Victorian Mahogany Coat Rack, Painted Vanity, Upholstered Sofas, Large Retro Desk, Oriental Carpets & Mirrors Watch Web Site for Updates. Large Indoor Yard Sale: Sunday @ 9:30 a.m. David Simmons: Auctioneer & Appraiser Looking for quality estates or single items for upcoming auctions www.brightonestateauctions.com 101 Applewood Drive, Brighton, Ont. K0K 1H0 Phone 1-613-475-6223

FRIDAY, JANUARY 11 Sale 6:30pm Viewing 5:00pm

CONSIGNMENT ANTIQUE SALE AND OPP BICYCLES 662 Cty. Rd. #12 3.5 kms southwest of Bloomfield at Koopmans Auction Centre www.koopmansauctionservices.com

S.Skinner & Co. Picton stone crock, W. Curron Picton stone crock, Antique crank telephone, Antique pine snow shoes, Antique Anderson fog alarm July 1871, Antique mantle clocks, Antique quilts, Antique brass railway lamp, 2 antique block and tackle, 2 Lazier stone crocks, Antique single shot flare hand gun, 2 antique hand carved wooden butter bowls, round butter press, antique Gurneys balance scales, Antique grain cart, quantity of coins and stamps, collector cards, first day cards, quantity of old signs and tins, quantity of county books, hand woven wicker baskets, Antique lines, wooden muskrat stretchers, 3 leg antique cast iron pot, antique oil lamps, cornflower glass, crystal, set of wedge wood dishes, milk bottles, antique teddy bear, CP rail train set, 12 bicycles including 40th Anniversary Tim Horton’s bicycle and folding bikes from the O.P.P., Coca cola can cooler, framed pictures, Antique advertisements, costume jewellery, dining table & 6 chairs with matching buffet & hutch,2 press back bar stools, 2- 18v cordless drills. Most of the antiques from the Cronk homestead at telegraph narrows in North Port. More items arriving daily. This will be our last sale until March. Always accepting good clean consignment for upcoming sales. We also conduct Estates and Commercial sales on site. For your entire auction needs, call Auctioneer: Gerald Koopmans 613-393-1732.


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THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013

— This week’s crossword —

CLUES ACROSS

LAST WEEK’S SOLVED

1. Winter capital of Kashmir 6. So. African Music Awards 11. The Bay State 14. A disorderly crowd 15. Actress Greta 16. Expression of surprise 18. Storybook elephant 21. John Jacob __, capitalist 23. Mulled wine 25. Membrane around the lungs 26. Shows how something works 28. Canonized 29. Layers bonded together

31. A vessel or duct 34. The fire had been ___ 35. Female sibling 36. Israeli capital 39. Blocked in fencing 40. 98942 WA 44. Gasoline hydrocarbon rating 45. Light snacks with drinks 47. Supplementing with difficulty 48. Am. composer & diarist Ned 50. A waterproof raincoat 51. Accumulate a large quantity 56. Am. Newspaper Assoc. 57. Butterfly collector 62. __ and Venzetti 63. Female servants

CLUES DOWN

1. Poked at 2. Equally 3. Manuscript (abbr.) 4. Periodical (slang) 5. Fiddler crabs 6. Hero sandwich 7. Volcanic mountain in Japan 8. Of I 9. Indicates position 10. Legislative acts 11. Low sustained cry 12. Human resources (abbr.) 13. Supported by a prop 14. Megabyte 17. 9/11 Memorial designer Michael 19. The years someone has existed 20. Distilled from fermented molasses 21. a.k.a. 22. Estonian kroon = 100 24. The sun 25. Wide metal cooking vessel 27. Caesar or cobb 28. Building lots 30. 1/1000 inch 31. Apexes 32. Firth of Clyde's largest island 33. Bringing suit 36. Forsyth novel "The Day of The ___"

37. Perceive with the eyes 38. Was introduced to 39. Lines of verse 41. Household god (Roman) 42. Military mailbox 43. Challenge aggressively

46. Posted 49. One thousandth of an ampere 51. General's assistant (abbr.) 52. Bovine sound 53. Associated press

54. Opposite of LTM 55. A very large body of water 58. Ma's partner 59. Integrated circuit 60. Rhode Island 61. Potato state

said the decision to declare the Picton fire station surplus wouldn't necessarily impact the Picton Town Hall upstairs, which is still a hive of activity for many community groups. She said nothing would be done regarding the hall without direct input from council. ■ The County Community Foundation celebrated National Philanthropy Day by organizing a bus tour to visit some of the organizations it has helped through its community fund grants. Board members, donors, and guests visited the Reaching For Rainbows after-school program, the Bloomfield Centre For Creativity, the Storehouse Foodbank, and the Ameliasburgh Town Hall. ■The Prince Edward Fitness and Aquatics Centre came to council to ask for an additional four-year agreement that would see the municipality continue to fund the facility beyond the length of an agreement that expires at the end of next year. Representatives of the fa-

cility presented a five-year business plan to council that would call for the County to continue to support $60,000 of the $500,000 it requires to operate the facility as well as $20,000 a year in capital improvements. ■ Following a suggestion by Mayor Peter Mertens to reexamine the idea of placing solar panels atop the Wellington and District Community Centre, council decided it would not proceed as it would have to borrow money to complete the project. A payback analysis in a report from staff indicated the eventual revenues from such an investment would be minimal. ■ The Children's Aid Society of Prince Edward announced that with its pending amalgamation to Highland Shores it would be bringing in new leadership. Executive director Bill Sweet would be leaving the agency to be replaced by Highland Shores executive director Mark Kartusch. Also, Highland Shores board chair

Darcey French would assume the chair, while president Elaine Philip would take on a past-president's role. ■ November was a good month for two local junior hockey players who skated home with player-of-themonth honours. Wellington’s Craig Campbell was selected in the OJHL’s North-East Conference after posting 11 goals and 20 points in 12 games. Picton’s Jack Davison was named Empire Junior C player of the month with 12 goals and 26 points in just 10 games played. ■ The PECI Panthers settled for COSSA senior girls basketball silver in Peterborough as they lost the final 33-21 to the host St. Peters Saints. With the result, the Panthers narrowly missed their bid for their first OFSAA qualification. Coach Rob Garden said he felt the team should have won, though they couldn't score against the Saints' stingy defence.

Prior to amalgamation, Chidren’s Aid Society introduces new executive director, chair

2012, from page 14

■ The OPP charged three more people in connection with historical sexual assaults involving foster children in the county. ■ Local secondary school teachers and support staff took to Main Street in Picton in front of MPP Todd Smith's office to protest Bill 115, a piece of legislation they say is impinging on their rights to collectively bargain. The picket took place on a Monday afternoon after talks between the Ministry of Education and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation broke down. Prior to that date, some teachers had made their own choice to withdraw their participation in extracurricular activities. ■ Egberts told Prince Edward County council that the province's new Health-Based Allocation Model for funding would require a shift in thinking in the communities. She noted that while there would still be four hospitals in the Quinte region, they wouldn't

do what they always did. Instead of hospitals being the centre of the health-care system, Egberts said more services would be delivered in the community, either in the home or closer to the home. ■ Prince Edward Community Theatre had some excellent chemistry on stage as real-life grandfather David Smith and grandson Michael Zaffino brought to life Tuesdays With Morrie, the Mitch Albom best seller about his poignant visits with his professor Morrie Schwartz, who had a zest for life despite ailing with ALS disease. ■ Prince Edward Yacht Club vice-commodore Gerry den Hartog laid the club's wreath at the cenotaph and he also shared his own stories about growing up in occupied Holland and watching his father hide from the Nazis. den Hartog actually lost his own arm in an Allied bombing raid that attempted to take out German military targets near The Hague. ■ At its inaugural Autumn Leaves Gala, Hospice Prince

Edward announced it had reached an agreement to purchase 40 Downes Avenue in Picton for its residential hospice. Meanwhile, the fundraising event itself at the Highline Hall in Wellington brought in more than $75,000 to assist with the project. ■ Prince Edward County decided it would seek a facilitator to work with council to shape the format of the public consultation on council size that councillors committed to. Many councillors had differing ideas about who would set the parameters for a review and what would be done with the feedback gathered. Some felt council could make the changes by resolution, while others felt any changes to council's composition should be taken to the taxpayers as a referendum. Ultimately, council chose to meet with potential facilitators before starting the process. ■ The County's commissioner of corporate services and finance, Susan Turnbull,

See YEAR, page 24

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013

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 / jlhagerman@sympatico.ca 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 / tina.hiddink@scotiabank.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 / nca.cattle@gmail.com 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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HOARD’S STATION SALE BARN MARKET REPORT AS OF DECEMBER 18, 2012

PRICE RANGE SALES TO 100-150 lbs .40 - 1.22 1.40 150-400 lbs .79 - 1.58 1.75 STOCKER: 400-600lbs .95 - 1.65 1.70 STEERS: 600-800lbs 1.05 - 1.40 1.42 800-1000lbs 1.00 - 1.08 1.16 STOCKER: 400-600 lbs .84 - 1.40 1.43 HEIFERS: 600-800 lbs .85 - 1.25 1.29 COWS: .24 - .67 .6950 BULLS: .51 - .69 .74 HOLSTEIN SPRINGERS: $775 - 1200 $1275 FRESH COWS: PIGS: 25-35 lbs: 35-50 lbs: SHOATS: LAMBS: 45-65 lbs - 1.05 - 2.15 2.2250 65-85 lbs - 1.37 - 1.60 1.80 85-100 lbs - 1.15 - 1.30 1.3750 KID GOATS: $40 - 117.50 NANNYS & BILLIES: $75 - 340 TOP STOCKER STEER: 400-600 lbs: 485 lbs @ 1.70, Ken Goodfellow, Roslin 600-800 lbs: 3 av 651 lbs @ 1.42, Wes Harpel, Hartington TOP STOCKER HEIFER: 545 lbs @ 1.40, Gord Tomlinson, Hastings TOP CALF: 100-150 lbs: 100 lbs @ 1.40, Dave Moffat, Indian River TOP CALF: 150-400 lbs: 400 lbs @ 1.75, Arnold DeVries, Picton TOP COW: 1545 lbs @ .6950, Al Plumpton, Brighton TOP SPRINGER: $1275 TOP PIGS: TOP LAMBS: 92 lbs @ 1.3750, Andrew Fish, Baileboro CALVES:

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January 17 - Hastings/Lennox & Addington Soil Improvement Association Annual Meeting, Hart Acre Farms (Herb Hart 613-354-0404), 461 Woodcock St., Napanee, 10 am to 2 pm – For more information contact Shane Smith, TCO, Napanee, 613-354-4424 January 30 – Codrington Tie Stall Housing 2013 - Dairy Housing Design Seminars, Community Centre, 2992 County Road 30, Codrington, 9:30 am – Cost is $107.35 ($95 +13% HST). For more information, view agenda and to register, contact the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-4241300 or visit http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/dairy/facts/info_freetiestall.htm

GRAIN PRICES FOB Trenton as quoted by TRENTON GRAIN January 2, 2012

CORN $250.00/t NEW CROP CORN $207.00/t NEW CROP WHEAT $245.00/t SOYBEANS $488.00/t NEW CROP SOYBEANS $445.00/t

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Proposed development near McFarland Home subject of heated debate late in year YEAR, from page 21

The Panthers had seven Grade 12 players in their lineup this year, so this might have been their best shot at COSSA gold in several years, unless those athletes decide to return for a fifth season next fall. ■ The Prince Edward County 4-H Association recognized some of its top achievers at its annual year-end awards night. Julie Leavitt won the CIBC gold watch as the outstanding senior 4-H member. Jordan Fowler won the Bay of Quinte Mutual Award; Matt Rabbie won the Ontario Plowman's outstanding agricultural 4-H member award; Cori Goodman won the Keitha Gilbert award as the outstanding first-year member and Brock Jones won the Monica Alyea communications award. ■ H.J. McFarland Memorial Home residents and family members gave an impassioned plea to council to not move forward with plans to declare land in front of the long-term care home surplus and sell it to a developer to build a new home. The residents indicated they valued the greenspace around the building and saw the building's frontage as their connection to the community. ■ The steering committee of the Macdonald Project announced they had formally entered into an agreement with sculptor Ruth Abernethy to produce a life-sized statue of a young Sir John A. Macdonald in his first judge and jury trial. The sculpture would be interactive, allowing visitors to sit in the jury seats, and would be located in downtown Picton. Committee member David Warrick said the com-

mittee had raised a deposit, but still needs the public's help to pay the balance of the $160,000 to pay Abernethy's fees. ■ A last-ditch effort from councillor Kevin Gale to see the County's noise bylaw altered died on the council table in a recorded 12-3 vote. Gale had been hoping to push back the time when noise could commence from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on weekends. Other councillors said they saw the change targeting only the construction sector.

DECEMBER

■ The A County Christmas live nativity and concert, presented by Emmanuel Baptist Church and the Picton BIA proved to be a rousing success as more than 3,000 people celebrated Christmas in downtown Picton. In addition to the Biblical nativity, families enjoyed a petting zoo, camel rides, and a large concert at the Regent Theatre featuring local talent. Organizers indicated they’d consider making the celebration an annual event. ■ The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary was successful in moving its Festival of Trees back to the Isaiah Tubbs Resort. The event raised more than $30,000 for local health-care related initiatives. ■ A group of Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario members attended a meeting of the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board dressed all in black. Spokesperson Karen Fisk said the group felt the board could have shown more support for teachers fighting Bill 115. ■ Prince Edward south trustee Dwayne Inch retained his position as Hastings and

Prince Edward District School Board chair for 2013. Thurlow rep Dave Patterson was elected as his new vice-chair. ■ Community Care For Seniors celebrated 35 years of providing services within Prince Edward County. To mark the occasion, the organization released some new films by Crowe Productions featuring the work its volunteers do in the community and invited comedian Deb Kimmett to offer a free performance for the community at the Regent Theatre. ■ Prince Edward County’s community development commission held its inaugural session as its members discussed its 2013 budget and work plan, which would include work on a strategic plan to attract investment to the community. ■ In its own midterm review, County council declared it had made siginficant strides on a number of priorities including a review of service delivery, a streamlining of business practices, improved communication flow and customer services, and development of the age-in-place health-care concept. ■ The County C ommunity Foundation handed out $15,000 from its community granting fund to help local organizations. Prince Edward Child Care Services, the Prince Edward Arts Council Written Word Committee, Prince Edward Corrections Advisory Board, Bloomfield Centre For Creativity, C.M.L. Snider School, and the Wellington Rotary Millennium Trail Project all benefitted. ■ The Ainsworth Funeral Home Prince Edward County Atom AE Kings came home from Wilderforce with a regional Silver Stick hockey

crown and a pass to Niagara in early 2013 to challenge for an international crown. ■ The Ainsworth Funeral Home Prince Edward County Atom AE Kings came home from Wilderforce with a regional Silver Stick hockey crown and a pass to Niagara in early 2013 to challenge for an international crown. ■ County elementary school teachers staged a one-day walkout Dec. 12 to protest Bill 115 and their lack of a negotiated contract. The teachers joined with Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario locals across the province in holding cascading one-day demonstrations with 72 hours advanced notice to parents. ■ The Prince Edward Family Health Team welcomed dignitaries and supporters to the Picton Clinic to ceremonially open the Prince Edward Ambulatory Cardiac Health rehab gymnasium. The centre, which was build thanks to a $70,000 fundraising drive led by the Prince Edward Cattlemen, a donation for a $20,000 floor by the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and a donation from Irene Collyer. ■ Councillors discussed the possibility of providing relief for Kevin and Jennifer Lavers, the owners of Merland Park resort, after they reported their water bills being $11,000 higher than normal over a four-month period from July to October. A staff report will come to council this month with recommendations in the case, which could set a precedent for future incidents. ■ A developer, Nautical Lands Group, which was proposing to build a long-term care facility on the grounds of

H.J. McFarland Home changed its plans for the building, intending to place the facility at the rear of the County-owned home. Despite resident objections, Mayor Peter Mertens said council had to consider the proposal as it represents an innovative way to meet an identified need. ■ A developer, Nautical Lands Group, which was proposing to build a long-term care facility on the grounds of H.J. McFarland Home changed its plans for the building, intending to place the facility at the rear of the County-owned home. Despite resident objections, Mayor Peter Mertens said council had to consider the proposal as it represents an innovative way to meet an identified need. ■ Hospice Prince Edward received word from the South East Local Health Integration Network that it would be considered for a pilot project for funding a residential hospice facility, provide a business case could be made for the facility. That decision of the board could come in early 2013. ■ Alternatives For Women in Prince Edward County marked a bittersweet anniversary: 25 years serving women who were the victims of domestic abuse. Since its inception, the organization has provided services for more than four per cent of the county’s overall population. ■ The Prince Edward District Women’s Institute invested $20,000 to start its own legacy fund through the County Community Foundation. The fund would support intiatitives for transportation, women, and children. ■ Supporters of a splash pad

for Picton went to council asking the municipality to support such a project by supplying land and ongoing maintenance. Communty fundraising would pay the approximately $230,000 needed to build the park. ■ Local author Jennifer Litke gained an international audience when when of her stories was selected for the Chicken Soup For the Soul: Hooked on Hockey book. ■ With high school teachers starting a province-wide work-to-rule campaign Dec. 10, the PECI Senior Basketball Panthers left a 2-0 mark in the Bay of Quinte league on the court and went out on a positive, winning the Brockville Red Rams tournament — the Panthers’ first tournament goldmore tthan a dozen years. ■ One of the top scorers in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, Demorestville’s Joey Davies earned a scholarship to play hockey at NCAA Division 1 Alaska-Fairbanks starting next year. ■ One of the top scorers in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, Demorestville’s Joey Davies earned a scholarship to play hockey at NCAA Division 1 Alaska-Fairbanks starting next year. ■ The new leaders of the Children’s Aid Society of Prince Edward offered an apology for sexual assault scandal in local foster homes and outlined steps taken to ensure the problem is not repeated in any foster homes. ■ Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment announced it has approved Gilead Power’s nine-turbine Ostrander Point Wind Energy Project. Wind opponents decried the timing of the announcement, just days before the Christmas holidays.


Picton Gazette Jan 3 2013  
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