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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014

VOLUME 1 8 4 , N O . 2

INSIde Mertens upbeat at final levee of term

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No gift cards for county ice storm survivors

Mayor says 2013 was successful building year for municipality AdAm BrAmBurger

Staff writer


Historian says county’s past could bring huge economic gains pAge 3


Puppeteers to help Ghana youth tell their own stories pAge 4


Kings teams end regular season with dramatic finishes pAge 23


Looking back.......6 Weather.............6 Editorials.............7 Seniors...................9 Sports....................17 Puzzles.................19 Classifieds.............20 CaNaDa’S OLDeSt COMMUNitY NewSPaPer

Before a small gathering of politicians, press, and interested members of the public Sunday, Mayor Peter Mertens looked back on 2013 as a year of setting foundations for the future. "Council and the community can take pride in what we have accomplished," he said as part of his annual New Year's levee address at the Prince Edward Community Centre. "It was a year where we were largely building for the future." Mertens highlighted a number of plans council worked through the past year that should help the county with its growth management and fiscal sustainability objectives moving forward. In the past year, council completed its Wellington secondary plan and it is expecting to finalize a new Picton-Hallowell secondary plan and an updated official plan realized. He noted that work has also started on a secondary plan for Rossmore. The mayor also championed two long-term initiatives the County is embarking on: its age-in-place concept, which has now become a master plan and its community development plan. Mertens said the age-inplace strategy is one that will create a senior community that encourages active living and community integration and he suggested the plan will provide flexibility to allow it to meet the current needs of seniors. He told the crowd the first steps will take place this year when ground is broken on a 65unit residential apartment complex. He said the community development strategic plan came together after extensive public consultation and it is meant to be a road map for economic development within the municipality over the next five years. Implementation of the plan will begin this year. The County also adopted an asset management plan in 2013 and Mertens said that will further help the municipality get its financial house in order as

AdAm BrAmBurger Staff writer

Hopeful outlook Mayor Peter Mertens said he is entering the final year of his

term with optimism as some of the planning and budgeting exercises the municipality has completed will place it in good stead to face future challenges. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

22 properties will be sold as surplus in 2014. Mertens said council continues to work on finding new ways to maintain infrastructure and public assets. "We will continue to see some challenges as we attempt to manage and maintain our assets," he said. "In 2011, the value of our assets totaled $320 million. We continue to fall behind in replacing or maintaining these assets. We will continue to work with the Eastern Ontario Wardens Caucus and Eastern Mayors Committee to lobby government to implement a permanent, predictable, and non-competitive infrastructure fund." As another source of pride, Mertens noted the

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fiscal end of the 2013 year. After marathon sessions in December, they finalized the budget with a 5.49 per cent levy increase — one that provides for new roads spending and a hike in policing costs. "It was a challenge to come up with a draft budget that stimulated growth and addressed critical improvements to infrastructure and roads, while saving for a rainy day," Mertens said. "I'm pleased to say we delivered a budget for 2014 that meets those goals and allows us to continue on a path to long-term financial sustainability and our commitment to rebuilding reserves."

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Count Prince EdwardHastings MPP Todd Smith among those critical of a provincial program that handed out grocery cards to people impacted by the ice storm in Toronto first, then elsewhere in Ontario. Smith returned from a family vacation in the Caribbean and heard on the radio at the airport that Premier Kathleen Wynne had promised to gift card donations from private businesses to the tune of $100,000 for people left without power or food during the late December ice storm. Asked about the program at Prince Edward County's New Year's levee, Smith said he immediately called his constituency office to hear if they had received any of the gift cards to help hard-hit residents, he was told they hadn't been informed about the cards. "Wasn't that a joke?" Smith said. "If you're going to do something for Toronto, you should do it for Prince Edward County and you should do it for anywhere in Ontario." Smith told the Gazette that had the legislature been sitting at Queen's Park, he would have stood up and told Wynne that if she wanted to be mayor of Toronto, there would be an election in the fall. With the help of generous corporate donors, the government handed out $835,000 worth of cards through OntarioWorks offices in the Toronto area last week. Families were eligible to receive food cards worth $100 and individuals were eligible for food cards worth $50. Many people were turned away after supplies ran out, that after waiting in long lineups which some critics said made the program less accessible to the elderly and the poor whom the program was intended to benefit the most.

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Plant survive weather, though wineries lose retail sales time AdAmBrAmBurger

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While downed trees littered the county after the lateDecember ice storm, it appears the weather was not a major inconvenience for most local fruit producers. Jim Hughes, a Waupoos area farmer who grows apples and berries said most apple trees are cultivated now in such a way that they can withstand the dangers of ice damage. "We prune apple trees to carry weight, so the ice is not a big problem for apple trees," he said. He said he might have had more cause for concern had there been high winds accompanying the storm. They could have caused broken limbs or damaged dormant fruit buds on the trees, but he noted winds weren't unusually high during that storm.

Icy lImBs While ice covered many tree branches in Prince Edward County after a late December storm, local apple producers and vintners indicated the storm wasn’t overly harmful to their crops. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)

Hughes added much more damage was done to his orchard in spring 2012 with the heavy spring frost. “The very tender flower buds had broken dormancy due to the unseasonably high temperatures in March,” he said. “They thought spring had arrived, and started to develop and grow. Then in April we had temperatures in the fruit growing regions as low as minus-7 degrees Celsius.This froze the female

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part of the flower bud which was moving quickly toward bloom.” Hughes indicated he had some peach trees that may have suffered some storm damage. With regard to his berry crops, Hughes said they are in deep dormancy this time of year and would not be affected by the conditions. In surveying some of his colleagues, Hughes said most orchard operators around the county did not report any significant setbacks due to the storm. "Everyone is in a similar situation," he said. "That's why we grow apples here in the county, they're heartier than other fruit trees." Grant Howes at the County Cider Company said

his dormant orchards were also fine as far as breakage, but having also dabbled in wine production, he indicated the bigger story might be the impact of the cold winter on vineyard buds within the region "Grapes are not as tolerant to cold weather as apple trees," he said. "Temperatures below minus-22 can be devastating in the vineyards." Prince Edward County Winegrowers Association executive member Sally Peck, who operates Sugarbush Vineyards in Hillier, said she expected little impact from the weather. "Most wineries bury their vines, so there is little or no impact on the vines from the ice storm," she said. "Even wineries with hybrids (that are typically not buried), all the vines are dormant and should be fine. Even with all the ice, I did not see any vines snapping (like the trees did) as they are quite flexible and bendy." Peck said the bigger impact from the storm was potential loss of retail sales at one of the busiest times of the year, starting the weekend before Christmas and on through the new year. "There may have been the odd winery without power for a few days. If anything we did not see much traffic through the stores due to the lousy driving conditions so sales for the last half of December were down a bit, but the vines should be fine."


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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014

Lockyer reiterates potential value of heritage business to the county Historian opens lecture series by encouraging people to push the economic benefits of local history as 2014 election issue AdAm BrAmBurger Staff writer

chAmpioning culture Peter Lockyer says

Prince Edward County has been indifferent to marketing one of its greatest assets: its storied and lengthy history and existing heritage sites . (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

factories and profit centres," he said. Lockyer said what's needed is a community strategy with many partners working together to create products like bus, walking, and tall ship tours and specialty foods, festivals, and crafts that could be sold to people around the world looking for the history the county can offer. He pointed out there have been many opportunities. The county didn't host major celebrations for the 225th anniversary of Loyalist settlement here in 2009, it isn't playing a huge role in War of 1812 bicentennial activities, and only a small group has rallied around a plan to celebrate the 200th birthday of Canada's first prime minister John A. Macdonald (a former Picton resident) in 2015. That year also marks the 400th anniversary of Champlain's passage through Ontario. According to Lockyer, another small town, Penetanguishine, managed to receive a $7 million grant for that occasion because they made a commitment to heritage. He said those dollars could have easily flowed here, if people stepped forward as they did in Penetang. "We have nothing because

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of our complete indifference to the economic potential of developing our greatest dormant asset — our history — into a community business." Lockyer said it only makes sense when agribusinesses like the Heinz and Kellogg plants in Leamington and London, respectively, closed down and many industries are moving out of North American and out of Ontario to keep costs down. On Monday, Lockyer welcomed former Ameliasburgh library Peggy Dymond Leavey to talk about a book

we couldn't see to care less." On March 3, Lockyer will welcome historian David Moore of Kingston to the Regent to talk about Captain Rene Laforce, Canada's first native-born naval commander. He said while the story is real and compelling, an interesting twist is that Moore


manages Kingston's Brigintine Tall Ships. He said those tall ships are a major attraction and they'd like to bring passengers to the county, but haven't had much success finding local partnerships.

See VALUE, page 5


Leading up to the municipal election four years ago, Peter Lockyer tried to convince anyone who would listen to him that a focus on history could lead to financial prosperity. With county residents going to the polls again this October, the local historian says the community is in about the same place it is now as it was then — on the sidelines missing out. Starting the third year of his History Nights at the Regent lecture series Monday night, Lockyer told about 35 people that now is the time to embrace the county's past as part of a strategy for economic growth and development going into the next term of council. "I believe our greatest dormant commercial asset is our heritage — and I think we're at a crossroads really," Lockyer said. "I think we have to decide whether we want to be like every place else or we want to be some place truly different where heritage and history matter — because either they matter or they don't." Lockyer called on people to decide whether they want to preserve heritage properties and turn them into money-making ventures like many other communities have done, or whether they are going to be continue to leave those potential assets aside and allow more to fall into disrepair. To wit, he has set up his lecture series this year featuring speakers who can talk about how various communities have used history as an economic diver. "If history made money as it does in many other places in the world, we would not consider our archives, libraries, museums, and cemeteries as municipal loss leaders and heritage beggars, we'd view them as history

she wrote on Trenton's time as Canada's movie-making capital between 1917 and 1934. He noted that about 25 productions have been shot at the Loch Sloy Business Park on Prince Edward Heights in recent years, yet there could be a much more sustained marketing campaign to lure such productions to the county. He indicated those companies can leave a major impact hiring extras and crew and in frequenting local businesses. On Feb. 3, the next speaker, Sean Billing of Skyline Hotels will talk about how his company restored the CP luxury liner the S.S. Keewatin at Port McNicoll near Barrie. Producers of the popular television show Murdoch Mysteries paid $25,000 to use it for two days of shooting. Lockyer said the county also has a proud navel tradition and it has even had offers from the owner of the famed hydroplane Miss Supertest to allow it to be located here if a suitable yearround public display area could be created. "So far, we've shown almost complete indifference to the idea," he said. "There are collectors all around the world after this boat. We've been offered it for free and


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For local artist Krista Dalby a second trip to Ghana is about completing unfinished business. That business happens to be bringing happiness to underprivileged children through arts projects. In 2012 Dalby and Susanne Larner travelled to the west African nation for Puppets Without Borders – a pilot project which would distribute arts supplies and share traditional stories through shadow puppetry. In February Larner and Dalby will make a second trip. When the pilot finished, Dalby said she felt there was more to be done. “The first time we went, neither of us had been to Africa before – it was sort of

Kpando to make puppets and other art with children there and leave the kids with some art supplies. “We're returning to two communities and we felt really attached to the two communities there. We weren't quite ready to say goodbye to those people yet,” Dalby said. The volunteer project is being facilitated by Ghanaian non-governmental organization Disaster Volunteers of Ghana (DIVOG). Although DIVOG usually works on sanitation and school building projects, Dalby said the organization jumped at the encouraging creativity A Ghanaian chance to bring the arts projstudent participates in a popular after-school program pre- ects to schools. Dalby and Larner will sented through the Puppets Without Borders project last year. again be helping village The project will continue in February. (Submitted photo) children to present tradia pilot project,” said Dalby. community. Dalby said tional stories from their cul“When we left we felt like fundraising for a return ture through shadow began almost immediately puppetry and will be runwe weren't finished.” She said the pair faced a after their return. ning a popular after school The pair will be based in art program where the kids substantial learning curve on their first visit. A second trip the rural village of Bakpe can make puppets or take would allow them to operate which is in the Volta region part in other activities. more efficiently and continue of Ghana. The pair will also Last time the pair working within a familiar return to an orphanage in brought 200 pounds worth of art supplies which allowed them to distribute mini art kits to 180 children. This year Dalby said she hopes to bring about the same and knows it will be appreciated. She said a gift like arts supplies keeps on giving. “Honestly they are absolutely over the moon,” she said. “Kids there really HerbPliwischkies Pliwischkies have nothing. Their toys are Herb rocks and sticks. To be able Sales Representative Sales Representativeto give a kid a gift like arts supplies ... that's really such an incredible gift to give Sean McKinney, Broker or Record, would them.” Dalby said part This of the d Platinum Sales Awardafter-school for 2013. program has level possible and we of for Her olderare kids proud making toys younger kids. Overall, she industry and community. said the community views the program as a special event for the whole community.

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014

County landscapes helped lure film business to Trenton in early 1900s Lecturist talks about benefits of fledgling industry in Quinte region AdAm BrAmBurger Staff writer

The impressive sand banks and pristine natural vistas of Prince Edward County played a factor in the location of Canada's film-making capital during the early years of motion pictures. According to Peggy Dymond Leavey, the author of The Movie Years: Trenton, Ontario 1917-1934, who offered a lecture at the Regent Theatre Monday night, companies sought out locations in this region to build studios because of the landscape in particular. "One of the reasons for them picking Trenton was the fact there was this beautiful Prince Edward County with the sand dunes here," Dymond Leavey said. "They thought it would be great for making Biblical pictures. The head of the Ontario Motion Picture Board (OMPB) also mentioned these lovely beaches as part of the attraction." Originally, she explained one of the small companies that popped up to take advantage of the growing industry, Toronto-based Canadian National Features, had been looking at the Picton fairgrounds as a site for its operations. Ultimately, a deal with interests in the county town soured and the Trenton Board of Trade was able to woo the company to that town. "They built a studio on a street that at the time was just a laneway through an apple orchard," Dymond Leavey recalled. "It was known as Film Street and today it's still Film Street." The studio, which has since been renovated and reopened as a textile mill, sits south of Dundas Street not far from Trenton High School. Dymond Leavey said it began making fiction films — silent black-andwhite stills, but Trenton received a big break when the OMPB, the provincial government's film-making bureau brought the studio. The site was quite busy as the province made many travelogues and documentaries. They also rented it

StorieS on film Author Peggy Dymond Leavey shared research and stories from her book The Movie Years: with a storm-impacted audience of about 35 at the Regent Theatre Monday evening. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

out to some visiting companies, including one called British Empire Films, which made arguably the biggest feature produced in Trenton in 1927-1928, Carry On Sergeant. Through primary research on a local history book she was writing, Dymond Leavey said she kept hearing Trenton elders talk about "the movie people" and she instinctively wanted to know more about the industry. She said there were some Hollywood types

that came through town — Tyrone Power Sr. and Sadie Weston were among the big names — but the real benefit in the boom came from the work it brought to town in a recession and later depression. "A lot of local people actually became involved in it either as minor actors or helping to build the sets, paint the scenery, that sort of thing," she said. "In 1927 to find a job that even paid a dollar a day as an extra in a crowd scene, anything

was welcome." Besides that, she said it was evident that some of the directors, film makers, and talent who came to town also needed accommodations and visited local shops and restaurants. "It was great. Some people called it a boom town in those years," she said. Of course, Dymond Leavey said not everyone in Trenton was enamoured by the influx of big-screen prospectors. A lot of welloff people looked down their noses at the movie people, though a segment of proponents of the arts welcomed the custom. The silver screen gang would leave the Quinte region suddenly however. In 1934, the Ontario government under Mitchell Hepburn decided government should not be in the movie business and shut down the OMPB almost overnight. Dymond Leavey said some people had less than two hours to get their personal items out of the studios. Trenton also faced the challenge that most of the equipment at the studio was out of outdated with the introduction of sound. Dymond Leavey said there were probably people who didn't even noticed the industry left town, but those who were employed and impacted sorely missed the studio, which is now marked by a simple directional arrow off Dundas Street and an informational cairn. She hoped that by appearing in the lecture series organized by Peter Lockyer she could excite people about the proximity


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With those opportunities alone, let alone the many Loyalist-era buildings and museums here and cemeteries dating back several centuries, and such curiosities as the rum runners and canning industry of our past, Lockyer is convinced there are many opportunities to consider. "We should insist that it is an election issue and that our local government get more interested in a hurry. In this alternative economic development model, heritage should no longer be the luxury we can never afford," he concluded.


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of such an interesting industry in the region. "I think I hope they take a sense of excitement that this actually happened close to home and maybe a desire to have a look at some of those movies. To see those old silent fils again, they're really kind of neat." One of several books written by the former Ameliasburgh librarian, The Movie Years was published in 1989 and is now out of print. Copies are available to borrow at all the County libraries or for purchase directly from Dymond Leavey or at Lighthouse Books in Brighton.

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014


Looking back in the

Picton Gazette 90 years ago — 1924

■ In a close election, Picton reeve Harry Blakely unseated incumbent mayor Newman to take the top job by 22 votes of the 1278 cast. B.H. Palmateer won the race for the reeve’s seat, while Ed Peeling won the deputy reeve position. John A. Weese won the reeveship in Ameliasburgh, William Morton won in Hillier, and A. Bongard won in South Marysburgh. D. S. Ainsworth, W.H. Gough, Fred Hubbs, J.L Hughes, and Horace Way were acclaimed reeves of Wellington, Bloomfield, Hallowell, North Marysburgh, and Sophiasburgh respectively. ■ The federal government was teetering in the balance as prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King had minority control of both the House and Senate. The Liberal was dependent on the confidence of the surging Tories to stay in power. ■ Picton Collegiate Institute celebrated its annual commencement as many students earned medals and prizes.

70 years ago — 1944

■ Cpl. A. Clapp, of Milford, lost his leg battling Nazis near the Moro River. From the military hospital, he wrote to his brother-in-law in Belleville. Clapp said there were several German troops — mostly in their teens — in the same hospital. He said they were astounded when Allied troops showed them maps of the Russian advance. Clapp said he felt the Nazis would be beaten that year. ■ Three county men Pte. Rex Shannon, Pte. Leonard Vanclief, and Sgt. James F. Jenkins were among the Canadian soldiers who returned home on the hospital ship Lady Nelson that week. All three had fought in Sicily. Vanclief credited fellow Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment member Harry Hyatt, of Trenton, and an unknown blood donor for saving his life. ■ Local hog producers formed a county association and elected Morley Williams president. They called on the federal government to introduce a subsidy program that would ensure prices would remain steady, equal to $20 per hundredweight. Many felt squeezed by rising grain prices.

60 years ago — 1954

■ Some quick thinking from Floyd Cole and Burt Lyons saved two lives during a residential fire in Woodville. The men arrived at the Reimer home and dashed upstairs through heavy smoke. Lyons led Reimer safely out of the house, while Cole had to jump through an upper bedroom window to save himself in thick smoke. The house was a complete loss. It was thought an overheated chimney was the cause of the fire. ■ Milford’s Howard Dainard showed off some rare items in his possession. Dainard had a Canadian $4 bill that was over 102 years old and he also possessed an English coin dating back to 1689.

20 years ago — 1994

■ Essroc announced it would require 35 fewer people to assist with its operations for 1994. Plant manager Leo Finnegan said the company was negotiating with union officials and hoped to offer early retirement packages to some employees rather than relying on layoffs to pare down its payroll in a sluggish economy. ■ New Year’s celebrations turned tragic at the Tip of the Bay hotel when 32-year-old reveler Douglas John Hirtz collapsed and stopped breathing. He could not be saved.



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Paying tribute to great ones who have led the way

As we start out in a brand new year, it seems appropriate to look back and remember those who have inspired us in our careers. Over the years, several come to mind who I consider to have been mentors, among them long time Gazette editor Phil Dodds, Trentonian columnist Oral Kelly, and several others. Every year, conservationists travel to the Barrie area to attend the Latornell Conference, but few likely know the history to the name of the conference. I had the privilege of knowing Art Latornell as a personal friend, someone who went out of his way to guide me in a career choice that has been richly rewarding. Sometimes that’s all it takes, just meeting the right people and gaining inspiration from their unfettered enthusiasm. Latornell was like that and his passion and dedication to conservation was infectious, and at the Latornell conferences I have attended over the years when I worked with Quinte Conservation, I heard others speaking publicly about the same inspiration that he gave them in order to follow their dreams. As a columnist, now entering my 50th and final year of penning prose, I have met many nature columnists, but none has inspired me more than Doug Sadler, who passed away five years ago at the age of 92. Doug’s column “Come With Me Quietly” ran in the Peterborough Examiner for almost 50 years. At the age of 88, Sadler was in the audience when I gave a talk to the Peterborough Field Naturalists almost a decade ago. At the microphone, I paid tribute to this man who had inspired me so with his knowledge of the natural world. In a moment of friendly banter I commented that I had been trying to beat Sadler’s lengthy record of column writing, but that I could never seem to catch up! Without missing a beat, Sadler retorted from his table


that I had a good chance now since he was retiring that year from writing his column! Doug was an amazing naturalist, and even more astounding in his ability to write a column. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of the natural world around him and he enjoyed nothing more than sharing that knowledge through his column. Doug possessed an intimacy with nature that others can only dream about acquiring one day. It wasn’t so much that he could identify everything from birds to butterflies and mosses to mammals, but he had a gift of putting everything he saw together like a jig-saw puzzle, and come up with a story of why these things were where he found them, and how they all tied together into the natural scheme of things. His columns, while drawing on serious subjects, would often be sprinkled with humour, and one column I remember in particular spoke of a camping trip he was on. Even on a late night emergency walk to the washroom facilities, he described the scene poetically and with colour, and he said, “I could see the overturned canoe’s bottom reflecting in the moonlight; doubtless, it could see mine too.” I never met Terry Carr, although I corresponded with this valued member of the Elliot Lake’s Penokean Hills

Field Naturalists on a number of occasions. Before he died, he won the Ontario Nature Richard’s Education Award for his untiring efforts with the field naturalists in the Christmas bird count, winter bird feeding program, and field trips to exciting locations. “Only Terry could make a trip to the dump exciting,” commented a Penokean Field Naturalists member. He served as president of the Elliot Lake naturalists group and was on the board of Ontario Nature. His love of nature and concern for the environment was an inspiration to everyone who knew him. Four months earlier, J. Fenwick Lansdowne also passed away. Lansdowne was probably my first introduction to wildlife art, at a time when wildlife art was just coming into its own. Those who remember the Toronto Daily Star’s weekly magazine, The Star Weekly, can likely recall the featured paintings in its weekend editions. Earlier critics compared his work to that of 19th Century John James Audubon. Lansdowne’s work now fetch several thousand dollars, certainly appreciated in value from when he used to sell his paintings to family and friends for under two dollars apiece. Prince Philip once wrote, “Lansdowne has the exceptional ability to capture moments with a seemingly effortless assurance but which can only come from intimate knowledge, immense care and remarkable talent.” I never knew Lansdowne, and it would be several years before I would meet another gifted artist, Robert Batemen, when we both served as board members of the Federation of Ontario Naturalists. Both wildlife artists have instilled in me a respect and admiration for wildlife artists and their work. We lost Dr. Martin Edwards last year, a Kingston

Field Naturalists member and good friend, who amassed an incredible checklist of birds from around the world. His memory has been immortalized through the renaming of a property on Amherst Island, owned by the Kingston Club. I was with Edwards one day on a field trip on Amherst Island when we stopped to listen for the cricket-like notes of a rare Henslow’s sparrow we all felt sure would be present in an open field along one of the sideroads. Hard of hearing, Martin put to use an outdated hearing aid in order to amplify the weak notes of this elusive bird. Cranked up to full volume, he panned the pocket device in front of him with the ear piece embedded deeply in his ear. He failed to pick up the low chirp of the Henslow’s sparrow, but he had no problem hearing the curious Hereford across the fence directly behind him that let out a loud bellow that almost blew off the top of his head! During this mentoring process that I have gone through since becoming actively involved in natural history in the 1960s, these incredible people have given me, without any conscious effort on their part, the impetus to forge ahead, and continue to learn. They have provided a greater context and allowed for a more rapid depth of understanding of those things that I observe whenever I am out in the field. While it is sad that the likes of Martin Edwards, Helen Quilliam, Orval Kelly, Doug Sadler, Art Latornell, Terry Carr and Fenwick Lansdowne are no longer with us, their spirit lives on. 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 .

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‘I think we have to decide whether we want to be like every place else or we want to be some place truly different where heritage and history matter — because either they matter or they don't.’ -H ISTorIan P eTer L ockyer

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Trailblazer Ted Maczka, otherwise known as the Fish Lake Garlic Man, died of a stroke last week at 83. Maczka start-

ed farming near Demorestville in the early 1970s, where he experimented with different varieties of garlic. Maczka became a tireless promoter of the cloven crop and its health benefits and was known throughout Canada and around the world. Maczka championed locally grown organic food and was a pioneer of agritourism in the county.. He also spent nearly 30 years campaigning about the operation of the Demorestville dam and its impact on water levels on his farm and on neighbouring properties. A celebration of Maczka’s life will take place Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at Whattam Funeral Home. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff) The Picton Gazette welcomes letters to the editor of 500 words or less. The letters may be edited for clarity, legal ramifications, length or general taste at the editor’s discretion. We also reserve the right to refuse to publish submitted letters for the same reasons. Letters published do not necessarily reflect the views of the Gazette, its publisher, or staff. Submitted items become property of the Gazette.

Province dropped ball on distribution system for gift cards

OFFICIALS with Prince Edward County likely made a wise decision not to participate in handing out grocery gift cards to victims of the ice storm that left many here and around Ontario without power. Logistically, most of the people suffering from the storm had access to ice and during freezing cold conditions, it wasn’t likely that many people saw much of their food spoiled, even if they were stocked up more than usual for the holiday season. For many, this likely wasn’t the first time they’ve dealt with power outages either. They had likely chalked up the storm as a natural occurrence and managed to replace their own food without relying on the government to do it for them. Those who were in real need also likely knew that they could turn to food banks, neighbours, or to OntarioWorks to help them out without having to resort to waiting in lines for a gift card giveaway. That said, even if local officials believed there was a need here, they were likely wise to sidestep a program where there weren’t nearly enough free gift cards available to provide a fair, equitable compensation to all that suffered through that experience. They were able to nip the situation in the bud before they had to find a way to manage unruly lines and public complaints about fairness. One wonders why the provincial government wouldn’t have made a similar smart decision about handing out aid in the aftermath of the storm. Once a number of grocers stepped forward to generously offer free product, the Liberal government rushed to get gift cards and hampers out to Toronto residents. They rushed without so much as devising a system to determine real need or realizing that more communities than Toronto had suffered — and likely, many of those communities didn’t have the same social programs Toronto already had in place to support low income people. Perhaps the Liberals felt somewhat responsible because their government could have been doing more to support the existing hydro infrastructure by burying lines instead of investing in green energy technology that shows little bang for the buck. Maybe, Kathleen Wynne’s advisors really thought that photo ops of her delivering the goods within the GTA would pander to their core voters who may actually be wondering if is time for a switch. It also could be they had good intentions to intervene and underestimated the public’s desire to get something free in the light of the sluggish economy and the rising costs of living in Ontario. Whatever the case, the emergency response program appeared wasteful given the province’s debt and it certainly seemed unfair that some residents would benefit more and more quickly than others. Residents in Prince Edward County should have the same access to government services as similarly affected people in any other region and their municipal officials shouldn’t have had to weigh the value of a broken program after the fact. More diligence is expected from those in a position of trust at Queen’s Park.


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New free learning opportunities kick off 2014 at the library

Many of the library’s popular programs and workshops are back for 2014 in addition to a number of exciting new ones. Returning favourites include the weekly French for beginners as well as the intermediate and advanced classes, monthly free feature film screenings at the Wellington branch and Ameliasburgh Town Hall, weekly after-school fun club in Wellington, weekly dropin chess on Tuesdays in Picton, and the Free Soup Friday community meals each week, also in Picton. Homeschooling families continue to meet from 10 a.m. to noon for special educational activities including French instruction each Friday. The social justice club meets the second Thursday of each month and, on the last Monday of each month, the Snuggles Knitting Group gathers in Picton. A new schedule of the popular Computer Workshops, providing instruction in basic computer skills, Windows 8.1 boot camp, and advanced e-mail and file management has been created, with a Mac basics workshop introduced. In addition to these, the library is excited to announce new opportunities for learning and building community. The Friends of the Wellington Library present a new series of Friday morning flicks featuring Canadian films. Starting Jan. 10 at 10 a.m. The Company of Strangers will be on screen followed on Jan. 17 by Stories We Tell. These are free showings. A very special beginners French course with an performance by Jeanette Arsenault occurs on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Picton branch. Arsenault will take part in the usual short lesson prior to her sharing her songs. This is a drop-in session as always and everyone is invited. Monthly Monday documentaries begin on the third Monday of each month at the Picton branch. The first, on Jan. 20 at 1 p.m., will be We the Tiny House People, about the homes of people searching for simplicity, selfsufficiency, minimalism and happiness by creating shelter in interesting small dwellings around the world. On Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7

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MPP critical of province’s direction on economy, energy Jason Parks

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p.m. the library is especially pleased to host an evening presentation by Bonnie Jane Maracle. A Queen’s faculty of education for Native studies, and arts and science for Mohawk language and culture instructor, Maracle will present “Getting to know our Mohawk neighbours”. On Tuesday, Jan. 20, a sixweek free beginner guitar class starts. This is limited to eight students who must provide their own guitars and is by registration only on a first-come, first-served basis. The one-hour class will be held in Picton at 5:30 p.m. Register directly with Aaron at: anash@peclibrary.org or call 613-476-5962 to reserve your space. Coming in February and March, the library will present a talk by Knowlton Hunter on the Line 9 oil pipeline which extends across our region. Additionally there will be a full day family art-making extravaganza, a presentation on healing with horses therapy, along with a few surprises including drop-in book club socials at various branches. “We encourage everyone to visit our events calendar online at our website at www.peclibrary.org to see the full line up of courses, workshops and lectures,” says Library chief executive officer Barbara Sweet. Information is available by phone at 613-476-5962. “The library also welcomes your suggestions for new book titles as well as ideas for events,” adds Sweet. “We look forward to continuing to be your community hub and to serving you in 2014.”

The Reasons to play in benefit concert Jan. 24 at Elks Hall

“When we are performing our shows we run our lighting system off of a car battery and literally every single person in the village is there,” she said. “It's really big event for that community to have these performances in their community and it's put on by their own children.” While the entire trip will cost about $8,000, Dalby said there's about $1,000 left to raise. The final fundraising event for the project will be The Reasons for Africa concert where the popular local band will play classics from the '50s, '60s, and '70s. The band will play at the Picton Elks Hall on Jan. 24 at 7:30p.m. Tickets are $10.

Smith considers 2013 a frustrating year

There will also be a silent auction. Dalby said Larner contacted the group about participating and the band was quick to jump on board. She said the community support it crucial. “There's no way we could do this project without (the community),” she said. Anyone interested in donating items for the silent auction are asked to contact Larner at 613-922-5288"613922-5288. The pair will also accept cash or cheque donation made out to Puppets Without Borders as well as credit card donations through puppetswithoutborders.blogspot.ca/"www. puppetswithoutborders.blog spot.ca.

Save for a few pieces of legislation and a potential halt to the Ostrander Point Industrial Wind Project, the MPP for Prince Edward-Hastings is looking back at 2013 as a lost year. Todd Smith invited the media for a roundtable discussion at the end of 2013 at his constituency office in Belleville. The wide-ranging conversation touched on a number of topics including a potential election this spring or summer, hydro rates, job creation and, of course, the Green Energy Act's impact locally. The former Quinte-area radio personality turned legislator was asked to sum up 2013 at Queen's Park and elsewhere and the citizenship and immigration critic let it be known that he felt the time was more or less wasted. “It's been a real do -nothing year,” Smith told reporters. “We haven’t taken any of the steps we need to take to get our economy back on track or create jobs.” Smith pointed to Bill 30 that regulates the use of tanning beds by youth in the province as a highlight in a rather dim year. The bill had a local connection as Belleville native Kate Neale advocated the cessation of underage youth using the ultraviolet method to bronze their skin and Smith was a proponent of the bill. “I felt proud to see all that work come to fruition, but it's not going to solve the problems Ontario has,” said Smith. “Those problems are jobs and the economy. Simply put: If we don't have private sector jobs, we aren't going to have the programs we've come to rely on in the province. We won't be able to afford health care and education and right now, all this province is doing is adding on to bureaucracy and creating government jobs. That's only going to add on to the load carried by businesses and taxpayers.” Smith said he had some hope for a change in direction at the start of the year when the Liberals held a leadership convention to replace outgoing premier Dalton McGuinty.

smIth on PoInt Prince Edward-Hastings MPP Todd Smith makes a point during a media round table event prior to the Christmas holidays. Smith was disappointed with the direction of Ontario in 2013. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)

But Ontario's 25th and current Premier Kathleen Wynne has continued down the same path as McGuinty and ,according to Smith, this action is “burying Ontario further and further, financially.” “Every day we are getting more and more bad news from the economic sector. Ontario institutions are picking up and leaving for the United States or elsewhere. Heinz, John Deere, Kellogg's and Caterpillar have all left Ontario due to increasing pressure on their operations, the same pressure that's being felt here in Quinte,” Smith said. Smith states the pressure comes from the province in the form of rising hydro costs and over-regulation and points to an instance where Ontario made a $200,000 investment in a Bellevillebased manufacturing plant recently. “At that same facility, thanks to decisions made by the Liberal government, their hydro bill has tripled in the last eight years. That investment is about half of what they pay monthly for hydro. “Here they are celebrating this investment but what about the other 40 plants in Quinte that aren't getting that handout and their electricity rates are going up the same as everyone else's?” Smith wondered. Smith added he had spoken to plant officials that told him they were under immense pressure from their parent company and were trying to keep the plant open.

“They have plants in the United States and Europe and they are the most inefficient plant to operate financially simply because of rising energy costs and overregulation,” he added. When it comes to discussing over-regulation, it was hard to ignore the timing of an announcement from Ontario's Ministry of Environment that called for a shaving of $5 off the Drive Clean program just a day prior. The program was actually initiated under the previous Conservative government but Smith said it has far outlived its usefulness and was just another pseudo-tax on Ontario drivers. It was former eastern Ontario MPP and Minister of Transportation Norm Sterling that brought in the program and Smith admitted that it had taken inefficient clunkers off Ontario's highways. “But it's turned into another failed Liberal policy and it's time to do away with the Drive Clean program.Dropping $5 off the cost of the program? That's the difference between what (The Liberals) are doing with the program and what we intend to do with it, which is scrap it,” said Smith, adding new technology and fuel efficiency demands by the marketplace have created vehicles that no longer need to be tested biannually. Talk of inefficiency led to talk of wind energy and the ongoing saga of the Ostrander Point and White Pines

wind projects in South Marysburgh ward. Smith said he continues to be vexed by the 'unfair' way the province continues to try and erect a nine-turbine wind farm at Ostrander Point. “We thought that maybe we had been successful in 2013, nipping that situation in the bud but the government continues to forge ahead on that with lawyers that are refuting decisions made by it's own Environmental Review Tribunal panel. That one is still on the forefront but after more than a decade, maybe we can soon put that baby to rest,” Smith said. The Green Energy Act has paved the way for a wind war locally and Smith was asked how Prince Edward County found itself in this awkward situation. “I think the government’s intentions were good but they were sold a bill of goods by a very strong pro-wind lobby and I think they've realized they've done a terrible job and really created more chaos on the electrical grid than they ever could have imagined. They are looking for a way out but governments don't like to admit they made mistakes — at least this one doesn't,” Smith said. “Despite the fact municipality said they don't want them, despite the ERT said this is the wrong place for them, despite the fact the environmental commissioner has come out and said this is the wrong place for them, despite auditor's reports that they have created chaos on the grid, despite the Green Energy Act is driving up costs and driving businesses away from the province, they are still trying to force industrial wind turbines on an unwilling host in Prince Edward County. It blows my mind that they continue to forge ahead on this.” Smith is ready to forge ahead for Ontario but it will apparently take an election for his party's vision to to become the next direction for the province. “I know we are ready, we've been waiting to boot these guys out of office for a long time,” Smith said of a potential springtime election. “There has been a continuous flow of bad news stories for the provincial government for the past two years. Things just keep getting worse and there are no signs of things turning around.”

Nominations now open for October election Mayor, representatives for 10 wards, school trustees to be selected this year Chad Ibbotson

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The nomination period for the upcoming municipal election has officially opened. As of Jan. 2 candidates can file their nomination forms with the County clerk and will have until Sept. 12 at 2 p.m. to do so. As of Wednesday's press deadline no candidates had filed. The candidates are free to campaign from Jan. 2 through to the Oct. 27 election. Nomination forms are available from the clerk's office or on the municipality's web site. Candidates will be required to complete a declaration of qualifications form and show their identifi-

cation. At the time of filing, each nomination must be accompanied by cash, debit, cheque, or money order payable to the County of Prince Edward — $200 for mayor or $100 for councillor. That deposit will be returned to the candidate if elected or if the candidate garners more than two per cent of the votes cast in the election for the office, or if the nomination is withdrawn prior to Sept. 12. On election day voting places will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The new term of office will commence on Dec. 1. Advance voting dates and locations have yet to be determined. The municipal Property Assessment Corpo-

ration (MPAC) will be completing a mail-in survey from April through June to prepare a voters' list. To vote one must be: A resident of Prince Edward County, an owner or tenant of land in the county, or the spouse or same-sex partner of an owner or tenant — including seasonal trailer park tenants. One must also be a Canadian citizen and at least 18 years old. One does not have to be on the voters' list to vote, however, being included on the voters' list will speed things up on voting day. To check if you're on the voters' list you can contact the election office at 613-476-2148. If you are unable to vote

on any of the voting days you can also appoint a proxy to vote for you. More information on that process is available on the web site. In the last election Mayor Peter Mertens took 3,496 out of 10,614 ballots cast, edging closest competitor Sandy Latchford who garnered 2,328. Monica Alyea, Lori Slik, Gord Fox, and Paul Boyd also ran for mayor. Collectively, 37 candidates ran for the 15 council seats as none were acclaimed. Prince Edward south trustee Dwayne Inch kept his school board seat by acclamation, while Jennifer Cobb beat Harry Marissen and Rick Langstaff for the Prince Edward north seat.


The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014

Be prepared to face winter emergencies

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management offers tips to help people be ready for winter emergencies. A few simple steps will help families prepare their homes and cars for emergencies or winter power outages: Every family should have anemergency survival kit that includes, food, water, a flashlight and medication needed to be safe and for at least three days after a disaster. Inspect your existing kit to replace any out-of-date food or beverages. Install or inspect smoke and carbon monoxide alarms -- they can be electrically powered, battery powered, or, ideally, a combination of both. Have a winter driving survival kit in your car that includes a shovel, blanket, extra clothing and footwear. In a power outage, use flashlights or battery-operated lanterns instead of candles or hurricane lamps. If you must use a candle, place it in a secure holder, cover it with a glass chimney, and keep it away from children and pets. Ensure you use portable generators, space heaters and barbecues safely. If you must be outside during cold weather or a snowstorm, avoid overexertion, wear several layers of clothing, wear waterproof and insulated boots and regularly check for frostbite. If you lose heating in your home, keep water running, even at a trickle, to help prevent pipes from freezing and bursting. In an average year, more Canadians die from exposure to winter cold than from tor-



nadoes, lightning and windstorms combined. The coldest day on record in Ontario occurred on Dec. 29, 1933, with temperatures of – 38.9 degrees Celsius in Ottawa and – 45 degrees Celsius in Algonquin Park. Find out more about what to put in your emergency kit at www.emergencymanagementontario.ca, about winter driving at www.mto.gov.on.ca and for safety fire tips during a power outage go to www.ofm.gov.on.ca For up to date information on winter road conditions go to this web site and search for “winter road conditions”www.mto.gov.on. ca


Seniors will gather for good

food and conversation at Community Care’s, Seniors Luncheon Social at the Milford Town Hall Jan. 15 at noon for great food and company of new and old friends. Wheel House and Occasions Catering is preparing homemade soup, coleslaw, roast loin of pork with apple sauce, mashed potatoes, baby carrots and strawberry cake, all topped off with coffee and tea for $10 per person. Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at noon by calling 613-476-7493. Seniors are asked to bring their own soup bowl, plate, cup and cutlery. If you can’t come to the hall for this meal it can be delivered to shut-in seniors who live near Milford. If you wish to have a take-out meal please advise when you register. The price is the same for take out and eat in.


Put on your walking shoes because Community Care sponsors a walking program which takes place Monday to Friday at the Prince Edward Collegiate Institute in Picton and at CML Snider Elementary School and at the Wellington & District Community Centre in Wellington. Participants must register in advance. This is a great opportunity for seniors and others to walk in a safe environment during the winter. Call us at 613-476-7493 to register or for more information.

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WHATTAM’S COMMUNITY CALENDAR The Community Calendar is donated as a public service to our community by The Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., West, Picton (613-476-2450)

SPACE IS AVAILABLE TO all non-profit 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. NEW TO PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY call Sharon at WELCOME WAGON today to receive a WELCOME WAGON GIFT PACKAGE! Phone 475-5994. www.welcomewagon.ca It’s absolutely free!

PICTON FOOD BANK in need of marg containers or similar containers, canned fruit/veggies/ kraft dinner/ juice crystals/pet food. Cash donations always appreciated. LOYALIST HUMANE SOCIETY – Always in need of food, litter, cleaning supplies, paper products as well as kitten food canned & dry. ROTARY CASH CALENDAR WINNERS – Week 49 (Dec 3-Dec 9) Karen Kirby, Jillian Martin, Jane Spence, Audrey Whitney, Ken Hudson/Week 50 (Dec 10-16) Richard Connor, John McKella, George Court, Greg Parr, Bob Stuart. MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT NETWORK – Picton Support Centre, 333 Main St. Open MonWed-Fri 9:30am – 2:30pm. View the online calendar at www.mhsn.ca or call 471-1347. WEDNESDAY MORNING FRIENDSHIP GROUP – Meets 9am -12noon Albury Church Rednersville Rd. Quilts for sale. Proceeds to local charities for women. AA MEETING – Meets every Wednesday 8pm Picton Hospital Boardroom. ST. ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH WELLINGTON – The What-Not-Shop – Hours Tues 10-12 noon, Thurs 2-4pm & Saturday 1012noon. Selling clothes, shoes, bedding & household items. WELLINGTON LEGION – Bus Trip to Rogers Centre Toronto, Blue Jays vs Yankees Game Sat Apr 5/14. Bus (47 seats) leaves Wellington Legion 9:30am. Return trip stops at Cobourg Legion for food & beverages. Cost $80pp including reserved field level seating on 3rd base, transportation, all taxes. Seats sold on a first come basis, a 50% nonrefundable deposit (tickets are transferable) is required when booking & full balance due by Mar 21. For tickets or info call Ken 399-2281 or the Legion 399-1684. COMMUNITY CARE’S BOUTIQUE – Now Open at 165 Main St. Picton. WALKING PROGRAM PICTON & WELLINGTON – PE Community Care for Seniors sponsors a walking program Monday to Friday at PE Collegiate Institute in Picton, CML Snider Elementary School & at the Wellington & District Community Centre in Wellington. Participants must register in advance. Call PEC Community Care for Seniors at 476-7493 to register or for more information. GIVE THE GIFT OF CARE – Gift Certificates are available from Community Care for Seniors for a new or favorite service, including Meals on Wheels , Foot Care, Seniors Luncheon Social & more. Available at the PEC Community Care for Seniors office, 206 Main St., The Armoury in Picton or call 476-7493 for more info. CAR SEAT INSTALLATIONS & INSPECTIONS – Are available & completed by trained staff of the Hub, 10 McFarland Court Picton. To book an appointment call 476-8142. THE HUB CHILD & FAMILY CENTRE – Having a baby? Offering classes in breastfeeding & preparation for parenthood at the HUB Child & Family Centre in partnership with the Hastings & Prince Edward Counties Health Unit. To register call 9665500 ext 675 or go online http://forms.hpechu.on.ca/web/index.php/2013-0605-13-56-34/family-health-prenatal-class-registration. YOGA AT BLOOMFIELD TOWN HALL Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm. Cost $5. Sponsored by Bloomfield/ Hallowell Rec Committee 393-3798. Everyone welcome. YOGA AT WELLINGTON TOWN HALL Thursdays 5:30-6:45pm. Sponsored by the Wellington Rec Committee 393-3798. Everyone welcome. CHERRY VALLEY YOGA – One hour drop in Gentle Yoga Classes $5. Tues 5:30-6:30pm, Thurs 9:30-10:30am. Athol Community Hall, 1679 County Rd. 10. NIA FITNESS CLASSES IN WELLINGTON & PICTON – Mondays in Picton. Wednesday & Sunday in Wellington. 2-3pm. NIA Fitness blends dance, martial & healing arts set to music. Dance, kick, stretch & laugh. Call Gina (certified NIA instructor) 399-2588 to register. (classes begin Jan 6/14) CHERRY VALLEY GAMES NIGHT – First & Third Fridays of the month, 7:30pm. (Note no games Nov 1) Adults only, casual & friendly ping pong, scrabble, cards & board games. Bring your own refreshments. Athol Community Hall 1679 County Rd. 10.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS – Discussion meeting every Tuesday 7:30pm Consecon United Church Hall, Consecon. ARTS ON MAIN GALLERY – New Show “Permission to Dream”. Runs through Jan 28. Opening reception Nov 2, 2-4pm. 223 Main St. Picton 4765665. Open daily 11-4pm. LOYALIST DECORATIVEPAINTER’S GUILD – Meets every 2nd Wed of the month Carrying Place United Church 7pm. Snacks & coffee 6:30pm. Bring regular painting supplies. Info Noreen 475-2005. CONSECON LEGION BR 509 – Crib Nite 7pm $5. Every Fri nite through fall/winter. CONSECON LEGION – Mixed Fun Darts every Thursday evening 7pm. Cost $5. CONSECON LEGION – Bid Euchre every Tuesday evening 7pm. Cost $5. PEC QUILTER’S GUILD – Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month 6:30pm Pinecrest School Bloomfield. Be inspired by members work, hear guest speakers, learn new techniques, borrow from an extensive library. First meeting is free, yearly membership $25 + name tag $5. Become involved to plan the Bi-annual Quilt Show to be held next July. Beginners welcome. DROP IN BEGINNER FRENCH – With Maurice 2pm every Thursday. Picton Br Library. JANUARY 10 – WELLINGTON LEGION – Friday Night Dinner features a specially priced welcome back dinner of BBQ Steak, mushrooms, potatoes, vegetables, dessert coffee/tea. $14.95 including taxes. ½ price for 10 & under. Serving 57pm. Take-out available. JANUARY 11 – HANDEL’S MESSIAH – With P.E.C’s Ecumenical Choir & Soloists. Director Michael Goodwin & Organist Brian Jackson. Begins at 2:30 pm at St. Mary Magdalene Church, 335 Main St. Picton. Accessible. Tickets $15 / Students $5. Available at the door, Books & Co Picton, Sidestreet Gallery Wellington, & Quinte Arts Council 36 Bridge St. Belleville. Greet the New Year with Song! JANUARY 11/12 – FREE ELECTRONICS COLLECTION – Christmas/New Year’s Cleanup. Drop off event 9am-4pm Home Hardware Parking Lot 13544 Loyalist Parkway Picton. Supported by Sonrise Christian School & the Picton Kinsmen. www.recycleyourelectronics.ca JANUARY 12 – PEC PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB – Meets from 7-9pm at the Wellington Public Library. All welcome. Free admission. JANUARY 14 – AL-ANON (adults) & ALATEEN (teens) – Affected by someone’s drinking? 1-866-951-3711. Meets Tues(s) 8pm Gilead Fellowship Church. JANUARY 14 – CHERRY VALLEY WOMEN’S INSTITUTE – Monthly meeting 1pm at the Athol Hall in Cherry Valley. The motto for this meeting is “Share Your Creativity” & Lynda will present ideas on how to create your own ideas. For info call Mary Lou 476-6590. Everyone welcome. JANUARY 15 – SOUP & SANDWICH LUNCHEON – Picton United Church 11:30am – 1pm. Home-made Soup & Sandwich, Cookies & Beverage $7.50pp. Take- out available. Call 4766050. Proceeds to church outreach programs. JANUARY 15 – SENIORS LUNCHEON SOCIAL MILFORD – PEC’s Community Care for Seniors Luncheon Social at the Milford Town Hall 12 noon. $10pp. Reserve your place by Tuesday prior at 12 noon 476-7493. Seniors are asked to bring their own soup bowl, plate & cutlery. A meal can be delivered to shut-in seniors who live in Picton. If you wish take-out please advise when you register. Price is the same for take-out or eat in. JANUARY 16 – AL-ANON – Meets Thurs(s) 10:30am Gilead fellowship Church. 1-866-9513711. For adults affected by someone’s drinking? JANUARY 19 – ST. ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH – Roast Beef Supper at Ameliasburgh Town Hall . Serving 4 – 6pm. Adults $12 / Children 6 -11 yrs $5. JANUARY 21 – JOY MINISTRIES LUNCHEON – 12 noon at The Salvation Army. Tickets are $7. Please call 476-3159 ahead of time to reserve a spot. JANUARY 21 – CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY – Hosting a “Join The Fight” night recruitment drive. PEC Library Picton Branch 208 Main St 6:30-8:30pm. Sign in begins 6:30 & the program (speakers) run 7-8pm. Attendees can chat with local volunteers & staff, learn about volunteer opportunities, cancer prevention & local services. Light refreshments no charge. Further info 9620686. JANUARY 29 – SENIORS LUNCHEON SOCIAL WELLINGTON – PEC’s Community Care for Seniors Luncheon Social at the Wellington Town Hall 12 noon. $10pp. Reserve your place by Tuesday prior at 12 noon 476-7493. Seniors are asked to bring their own soup bowl, plate & cutlery. A meal can be delivered to shut-in seniors who live near Wellington. If you wish take-out please advise when you register. Price is the same for take-out or eat in.


The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014

County declined to participate in program as it saw little evidence of need here

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While Smith sympathized with the thousands of people who were without power in the days following the storm, he noted that food replacement wasn't the major concern of many of the people contacting his office as lack of refrigeration is less likely to spoil food in the winter cold than in a summer brownout. Instead, he observed many were more concerned about not

having heat for warmth and cooking. Smith said it seemed more like a campaign to pander to the Liberals' voter base in Toronto, but added the hastily designed program likely didn't deliver that result either. "It seemed like even that backfired on them when you hear the stories about people pulling up in front of the social services offices in their BMWs," he said. Speaking to the Toronto

Star Friday afternoon, Wynne indicated the program would be extended to other parts of Ontario where the ice storm left people without power over the next week. Still, however, when the government announced plans for the next phase Prince Edward County was not on the list. On Monday, the government announced that $450,000 in additional gift cards would be available in Dufferin County, Durham

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Region, Halton Region, Hamilton, Northumberland County, Peel Region, Waterloo Region, Wellington County, and York Region. The release stressed the gift cards were meant only for those people who could not afford to replace lost food without financial assistance. It indicated the municipalities in question would provide details about how the cards would be distributed to those most in need.


Parish of Marysburgh Rev. Canon David Smith 613-929-2757

St. John’s 3207 County Road 8 Sunday Worship 9:00am

St. Philip’s 44 St. Philip’s St. Milford Sunday Worship 11:00am Website: www.parishofmarysburgh.ca

BLOOMFIELD UNITED CHURCH “Where Faith is Fun” 272 Main St., Bloomfield Minister: Maureen Ellison

10:30am Morning Worship and Sunday School bloomfielduc@lks.net


EMMANUEL Baptist Church

Sunday Services 9am & 11am (full children’s programs). 7pm (Bible study). Tuesdays. 6:30pm Children’s Programs. (J/K - Gr 8) Wednesday. 6:30pm Mid-week Service. Dinner. Music. Study. Thursdays. Surge Student Ministries. 7pm. (Gr 9-12) Wish you could see what a service at Emmanuel is like? You can! Check out www.youtube.com/emmanuellifenetwork. ϮϰϬ DĂŝŶ ^ƚ͕ ůŽŽŵĮ ĞůĚ ͮ ĞŵŵĂŶƵĞůůŝĨĞ͘ĐŽŵ ͮ ϲϭϯͲϯϵϯͲϮϮϯϰ

Worship Leader: Rev. Jim Cullen Music byTom Dietzel

Ten Thousand Villages January Hours Wed-Sat, 10-4 Boxing Day Sale continues until January 12

Minister: Lynne Donovan 31 King St., Picton 613.476.6024 www.standrewspicton.com Sunday Worship 10:30 Radio 88.3 FM

CONSECON PASTORAL CHARGE of the United Church of Canada


Rev. Sue Fleming

WORSHIP SERVICES Carrying Place - 9:30am

Consecon - 11:00am will meet in the Church Hall for the Winter

Soup & Roll Lunch to follow service.


12 Chapel St. 613-476-6050 Minister: Rev. Phil Hobbs Organist & Choir Director: Mr. Ronald Laidlaw

Celebrating the Baptism of Jesus Holy Communion Worship Service 10:30am Sermon: “Power Like This” Serving the Community for 220 years



UNITED CHURCH Demorestville

Sunday Jan. 12th ****11:00am**** All Children welcome at Sunday School Matthew 10:34

“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have come not to bring peace, but a sword”

Message: “Don’t Ruffle Feathers” Rev. Kirby Breithaupt

C-613-403-4742 or H-613-476-2020 princeedward.north@kos.net friendshipunitedchurch.org




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Upon receiving that news, Smith said he wouldn't sit still on the file, ensuring county residents showing comparable need would have equal opportunities to benefit. "I will be calling the premier's office first thing tomorrow to make her aware that eligible residents of the county should be included in her disaster relief scheme," he said Monday. Tuesday, the MPP indicated Wynne's office told him Prince Edward County officials had been contacted about being a part of the second wave of the gift card program, but declined as they did not believe there was significant, legitimate demand for the cards. "The county didn't ap-

parently have enough people or any people saying they lost food. To be honest, I wonder how many people elsewhere really lost food or if they just saw an opportunity to grab a free gift card," Smith said. County Mayor Peter Mertens confirmed the municipality was contacted, but declined. “We chose, as many others (did), not to participate,” he said. “The reason for that was we had no calls and were unaware of people that had to throw out quantities of food..” Mertens said several people who did come forward looking for assistance were provided a voucher by OntarioWorks. He added that based on conversations with other municipalities, only a small number of the cards they requested were delivered. Smith backed up the mayor’s statement. He added that in Northumberland, where officials elected to participate in the program, some 1,600 cards were requested to cover people who had gone without power for more than 48 hours. Just 102 cards were sent.

Mertens encourages public to consider serving on council LEVEE, from page 1

Mertens noted that Sunday's levee would mark the last one for the current term of council. While not revealing anything about his own plans for October's election, Mertens encouraged people to get involved over the next year and consider running for office. "I urge current councillors to consider returning, I also encourage those that are interested in serving to put their names forward. If there is an interest talk to one of the councillors, talk to myself, there is no better

way to serve your community than by public office." He concluded by urging residents to look forward with a hopeful outlook for their community. Visiting delegates at the levee included MP Daryl Kramp, MPP Todd Smith, Belleville Mayor Neil Ellis (who has announced his intention to bid for the next federal Liberal nomination) and several councillors from the friendly city. Volunteers from the County's museums provided food and refreshments for those who came to greet councillors and staff.

7 Church St., Picton, Ont. K0K 2T0

613-476-6276 Fax: 613-476-7293 stgregory@sympatico.ca www.stgregoryparish.ca

Saturday Mass 5:00pm Sunday Mass 10:00am

Wellington Pentecostal Church

Rev. Polly Marks-Torrance Corner of Nile & West Sts. Wellington 613-399-2384

Affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada



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Smitty has been keeping customers happy for 25 years in the appliance business. This proves Smitty has the BEST PRICE, SELECTION, GUARANTEE, QUALITY & SERVICE plus same day delivery, seven days a week. Smitty plans to be around for another 25 years. Now he has in-house financing at NO INTEREST. These are just a few of the many reasons to visit SMITTY’S for your new or used appliance purchase.



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JUST FOR YOU" In Picton`s newest & most prestigious condominium "The Edward". This one bdrm plus den 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 2131245 LANTHORN REAL ESTATE LTD., BROKERAGE* *INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

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

Thursday, January 9, 2014


On the Picton bluff towering over the harbour, the stateliest home in town, CIRCA 1859, widely recognized for its grandeur, grey rubblestone finish and majestic rooftop lantern. 4,200 sq. ft. 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom home, 12 ft. ceilings, gracious living spaces, hdwd floors, 2 fireplaces. $799,900 MLS 2133401 Call LORI SLIK, Sales Rep 613-471-1708 www.chestnutpark.com

SOLD Newly constructed Colorado bungalow situated on 10.3 acres. 5 minutes to Picton. A piece of paradise! 9` ceilings with vaulted in living room. Open concept hardwood and ceramic throughout! This home is a pleasure to show. 10x10 deck off the dining area. Double car garage. Central Air! $339,000 MLS 2136569


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

Ten minutes into Wellington, 15 minutes into Belleville and 10 to Picton. With a couple of commuters in the family this could be ideal! $234,000 Full high basement to finish too. MLS 2134662 Prince Edward County Realty Inc. Brokerage 98 Main Street, Picton, ON

ARNOLD FAITH, Sales Rep 613-476-7800

Spacious 19th Century brick home, completely renovated and updated. Large principal rooms, eat-in kitchen, separate dining room. Deck, pergola, limestone patio, rolling farmland. Recent renovations to suit a B&B; separate master loft bedroom, 3 pce ensuite. Prime location, minutes from Sandbanks Provincial Park in Cherry Valley. $384,500 MLS 2137253 Call GAIL FORCHT, Broker Office: 613-471-1708 Cell: 613-961-9587 www.homeinthecounty.com

A MUST SEE! 1-storey, 2500 sq ft private home, 6+ ac on Glenora`s waterfront overlooking Picton Bay, 5 min from town. Forested area, small stream, paved drive, large parking area, 2 executive length golf holes, fenced in garden area, winding path to roll-in dock & deck area, gently sloping 200ft. waterfront. Take a swim or dock your boat - public boat launch just steps away. 3 bedrooms + den, 2 full bathrooms, open concept entertaining area. Bright, spacious kitchen, granite counters, duraceramic floors, built-in wine fridge, pantry. Great room, vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace & dining area, wood floors, patio walk-outs to wrap-around deck & adj pergola. French doors to cozy family room. Master suite, walk-in closet & ensuite incl. separate shower. Main floor laundry with additional storage. Steel roof, FA Lp with A/C, excellent well with softener, UV, RO, 200 amp breakers. www.12090loyalist.com $549,000 MLS 2140001


Call JASON, KEVIN, SANDY or TAMARA YOUNG, Sales Reps 613-476-2100 or thefamilyteam@gmail.com


LOYALIST PARKWAY Walking distance to Picton. Municipal water, lg detached 2 car garage. Home has been completely renovated & nicely decorated. New kitchen, new furnace, air conditioning, HRV, fireplace, new flooring & carpeting. New windows. Large deck on back overlooking beautiful treed lot. This is a must see. MLS® 2136606


uinte Isle® Real Estate Inc. Brokerage

GEORGE REID, Broker 613-399-2134 quinteisle.com

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


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


67 CONSECON STREET WELLINGTON $265,000 Located in Wellington this bright, cheerful 3 bedroom 2 bath home has a large backyard with beautiful trees and gardens. Quiet street - walk to all amenities. Fantastic home with lots of character and lovingly maintained. MLS®2137207 Call ELIZABETH CROMBIE, Sales Rep 613-476-2700 or toll free 1-877-476-0096 www.pictonhomes.com

125+ ft sandy waterfront with a home that features floor-to-ceiling windows on 2.2 ac. Great room with cathedral ceiling, stairs to a loft master bedroom. 2 bedrooms on main level. Finished lower level, 10` ceilings. Insulated & heated bunkie with a belvedere, would make a great studio or guest house. Deck, propane BBQ hookup, hot tub. Sheltered cove, sandbar and private beach. $487,000 MLS 2140023 Call GAIL FORCHT, Broker Office: 613-471-1708 Cell: 613-961-9587 www.homeinthecounty.com

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

COUNTRY CENTURY HOME $585,000 Beautiful brick century home on Big Island that features 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, separate dining room and heated inground pool. The original charm and charaacter has been maintained throughout including hardwood floors, original trim and staircase. Oversized garage with loft and workshop. MLS®2126234 Call ELIZABETH CROMBIE, Sales Rep 613-476-2700 or toll free 1-877-476-0096 www.pictonhomes.com


COUNTY RD 1 Lg bungalow set in the trees with a view of Lake Consecon. Close to Trenton & 401. 3 bedrms, great room, den, living rm, dining rm and eat in kitchen. Complete with family rm in lower walkout level. Lg workshop plus lg unspoiled area great for small at home business. Also features 2 car detached garage, paved drive and landscaping is complete. Call to view this one MLS® 2136635


uinte Isle® Real Estate Inc. Brokerage

CHERRY VALLEY Lovely 2 bedroom home on a gorgeous treed lot, perfect for a couple or weekend retreat. Large master bedroom with rustic look refinished floors, brand new 3 piece ensuite and walk-in closet, 2nd bedroom next to the newly renovated main bath. Large stone fireplace in the living room is the focal point. Large eat in kitchen and sunroom on the main floor. In-ground pool. $219,000 MLS 2133886


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

Located in a quiet safe neigbourhood, this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom boasts beautiful gardens with potting sheds, a gazebo and entertainment deck. The interior has large windows letting in copious amounts of light, a spacious open kitchen, 2 fireplaces, newly renovated bath, and hardwood floors. An additional entrance to the finished basement with a bar gives way to out-law suite potential! $249,900 MLS 2137429 Call MARK GARDINER, Sales Rep Office: 613-476-2700 Cell:613-391-5588 mbgardiner@yahoo.com


VIEWS OF WELLER'S BAY Bright & spacious home on 2 acres with large open concept kitchen featuring a breakfast bar, patio doors to large deck for BBQ's & lovely views. Spacious family room with woodstove for cozy evenings plus separate L/R. Generous size main floor master bedroom with ensuite & walk in closet.2 spacious bdrms on 2nd floor plus office area with skylite. Double attached garage, easy commute to Trenton, Belleville & Wellington. 10 min to North Beach plus public boat launch nearby. This ones for you! $299,900 MLS 2132270 LANTHORN REAL ESTATE LTD., BROKERAGE*


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

Great bungalow in quiet Picton neighbourhood. All brick 3 bedroom, 2 full baths. Attached garage. Hard wired generator. Partially finished rec room. Hardwood Floors. Newer kitchen. Appliances brand new, negotiable. Immediate occupancy. $209,900 MLS 2140126


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

DUPLEX POTENTIAL PICTON brick century home is ready to move into. Once a duplex, it can easily be re-established as a rental property. Lots of original features. Priced to sell at $169,000. Call for details.


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


TRENDY BLOOMFIELD VILLAGE Circa 1875 brick building in tip top condition. Turn-key restaurant, cafe & bakery/deli – successfully operated as Bloomfield Carriage House Restaurant & Marshmallow Room for almost nine years. Residence on upper level. Call us today for more details. Offered at $549,900 CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN, Broker & Sales Rep Tel: 613-922-2251 QUINTE LTD., BROKERAGE www.christinehenden.com colinhenden@remax.net 613-476-5900



THE PICTON GAZETTE *Independently owned & operated



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

Executive Stone & Brick Bungalow. Tastefully decorated & landscaped. Close to Belleville & 401. $529,000 MLS 2140129 Call The Youngs (613) 476-2100


Walk to downtown, easy commute to Belleville or Napanee. $124,900 MLS 2136252 Steve Sensenstein


Custom 2 bdrm home, unfinished basement. Attached garage plus 2 large outbuildings. $339,000 MLS 2137237 To view call Hugh Jackson or Tracey Dickson


Custom Built Bright & Spacious Home. Main Floor Bedroom & Bathroom. Close to Picton and Amenities. $287,000 2133299 Call The Young's (613) 476-2100


CAROL BROUGH Sales Rep. 613-476-2100

ELSIE WIERSMA Sales Rep. 613-848-4810

GARY MORDEN Broker 613-885-2304

HUGH JACKSON Broker 613-476-5026

JASON YOUNG Sales Rep. 613-476-2100

JOY HUMPHREY Broker 613-849-5999

KEVIN YOUNG Sales Rep. 613-476-2100

PAT BENSONMOORE Sales Rep. 613-849-8501

PAUL GENTILE Broker 613-476-2100

SANDY YOUNG Sales Rep. 613-476-2100

STEVE SENSENSTEIN Sales Rep. 613-885-1307

TAMARA YOUNG Sales Rep. 613-476-2100

TRACEY DICKSON Sales Rep. 613-403-7690

VINCE MARTEL Sales Rep. 613-476-2100





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

Municipal Services available. Centrally located near Conservation Park & Town Amenities. $89,900 MLS 2134633 Call Elsie Wiersma 613-848-4810


Large lot with sweeping views over Big Island marsh. Perfect for watching wild life. Easy commute to Belleville or Picton. $35,000 Call Carol Brough 613-476-2100



Renovations, Additions Soffit, Fascia, Siding ERIC HELMER 613-476-4945

Close to the best fishing, shopping, recreation and minutes to the 401 highway. $235,000 MLS 2134558 Paul Gentile or Vince Martel



Cottage on Lake Consecon. Private setting with Spectacular Views. Great Location close to Wineries $269,000 2132173 Call The Youngs (613) 476-2100

Affordable Bloomfield Bungalow. Beautiful Wood Floors & Freshly Painted throughout. A MUST SEE! $149,900 MLS 2130118 Call The Youngs (613) 476-2100


Open concept ranch bungalow, 2 bed, 2 bath. 1 acre of beautiful landscaping, detached garage. $624,900 MLS 2132000 To view call Tracey Dickson or Hugh Jackson


201 Wood Road, Solid House, 15 min. North of Belleville, $114,900 MLS 2135955 Call Joy Humphrey 613-849-5999

On canal known as West Lake Bay leading to West Lake/Lake Ontario. From your dock just minutes to Wellington harbour, Sandbanks. Natural gas on road. $109,000 2130576 Gary Morden

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Plan No. SHSW02382

A set-back garage makes this home a good candidate for neighbourhoods that Plan No. SHSW02382 mandate a certain distance between the LOVELY ONE-STOREY DESIGN garage and the Square Footage: 2,000 curb.Surprising amenities Plan No. SHSW02382 and special touches make this 2,000-square-foot home a lovely choice. Bay windows dress up several rooms. Inside onthe right, the two secondary bedrooms share a full bath that has two sinks LOVELY ONE-STOREY DESIGN to speed up morning routines. Ahead, the formal living room Square Footage: 2,000 opensto a small side porch. For greater flexibility, or to turn this space into a home office, consider modifying the room so that it can be closed offwith doors. The heart of the home comprises the large family room, the open U-shaped kitchen with a snack bar, and the dining room with aniche for special china. The master suite offers access to the rear covered patio and a well-equipped bath with a garden tub and large shower. A walk-in closet is a thoughtful addition. Square Footage: 2,000 ©Copyright Select Home Designs. All rights reserved


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Chances are you have come across an advertisement for a reverse mortgage and have probably wondered what this type of mortgage is all about. Geared toward seniors, reverse mortgages are growing in popularity and inspiring the curiosity of older homeowners. A reverse mortgage is a loan offered to people over the age of 62 that enables borrowers to convert part of the equity in their homes into cash. People of retirement age may find that their limited income can make monthly expenses more difficult. Reverse mortgages were conceived as a method to helping people at this stage in life use the money they put into their homes to pay off debts or cover routine living expenses. The loan is dubbed "reverse mortgage" because instead of the homeowner paying money to a lender as is customary with a traditional mortgage, the lender makes payments to the borrower. What's more, the borrower is not required to pay back the loan until the home is sold or vacated. As long as a person is living in the home he or she is not required to make any payments to-

Pros and cons of reverse mortgages

ward the reverse mortgage loan balance. However, the borrower must remain current on insurance and tax payments. When a person takes out a reverse mortgage, he or she may borrow a portion of the market value on the home. As of 2012, the maximum loan amount available in the United States was $625,000. Any outstanding existing mortgages are paid off with the proceeds of the reverse mortgage, and either a lump sum of the balance or monthly payments are established. A homeowner may also opt for a line of credit with the reverse mortgage proceeds. Here is a more in-depth look at the pros and cons to reverse mortgages.


A reverse mortgage enables seniors to live in their homes for the rest of their lives without fear of mortgage payments. Because there are no payments being made during the life of the loan, borrowers do not have to meet income requirements or credit checks. As long as the borrower continues to maintain residence in the home, he or she

is still eligible for the monthly payments received through the reverse mortgage. This money can be used for any purpose and is tax-free. Borrowers can opt to modernize their homes or make safety improvements. The funds can also be put toward medical expenses or travel or to help family with their own financial needs. Because the government insures the reverse mortgage program, borrowers need not worry about receiving their payments. Should a lender fail to make a payment, the borrower is eligible for that money and a late fee as well. Another benefit of reverse mortgages is they protect homeowners against falling home prices. If the value of the home drops after the loan is negotiated, it will not affect the equity value assessed for the life of the loan.


One down side to reverse mortgages is that the loans have higher up-front fees than other types of financing. Borrowers have to pay not only an origination fee

and closing costs, but mortgage insurance costs as well. These initial costs can be several thousands of dollars. Unlike a traditional mortgage, where the balance gets lower and lower over time, with a reverse mortgage, no payments are being made on the loan. This means the loan balance simply gets larger over time depending on how much money is drawn from the home's equity. At the end of the loan, when the homeowner moves from the property or the premises is vacated upon the borrower's death, the value of the estate decreases based on the pay-off value of the reverse mortgage loan. Heirs will pay off the mortgage by selling the home and will only inherit the remaining money after the reverse mortgage lender has the loan satisfied. This means men and women will be leaving less money for their heirs, but those heirs will not be personally liable if the home sells for less than the value of the mortgage. The mortgage lender has to claim a loss and request reimbursement from the Federal Housing Administration.

Something many seniors may not be aware of with regard to reverse mortgages is that these loans can affect eligibility for some need-based programs. Although Social Security and Medicare are not affected, Medicaid and other government assistance programs can be affected if a senior has a surplus of funds from a reverse mortgage that are not spent during the month. A reverse mortgage is a long-term solution. People who are looking for a short-term fix will find that this type of loan probably doesn't meet their needs. Furthermore, it is hard to be approved for reverse mortgages on newly purchased homes. Lenders usually like to see at least six months or a year chain of title on a property before issuing a reverse mortgage. Many seniors often find reverse mortgages confusing. Seniors may unwittingly agree to a loan without fully understanding the scope of the reverse mortgage. It is adviseable to seek counseling on reverse mortgages before applying T for one.




Great opportunity to own over 22 acres in a picturesque rural setting! 13 LAKE STREET, PICTON Ideally located only minutes to Picton and just a short drive to Highway This recently renovated 1 1/2 story, two-bedroom home with a newly in401. Level farmland to build your dream home and enjoy all that nature stalled gas furnace is an ideal investment property or for the first-time has to offer. home owner. The four original tin ceilings give it the “County” charm. $89,000 MLS 2135030 Sarah Scott* $139,000 MLS 2137077 Peter Lynch* www.homeinthecounty.com www.chestnutpark.com

Expansive County home, incomparable views of Adolphus Reach. Big spaces, newer kitchen, family room, 3 main floor bedrooms, lower level with office, recreation room, 4th bedroom. Detached garage, above ground pool, expansive deck. 2 separately deeded lots form 2-acre property. $269,000 MLS 2137529 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg* www.monicaklingenberg.com

Hidden gem in Bloomfield, steps from shops and cafes of Main Street! Appealing Victorian, generous landscaped lot near the millpond. Expansive main floor, eat-in kitchen, large family room, exquisitely-detailed reception rooms. 2 bedrooms with added closet space. Perfect home for a couple! $295,000 MLS 2135967 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg* www.lauriegruer.com

Dreams can come true - and here’s the perfect spot: 3.7 acres on the beautiful South Shore of Lake Consecon with 200 feet of waterfront! This rolling lot is beautifully treed, has a well, and offers a building site with excellent privacy and lovely water views. Just minutes from the 401 or Picton in the other direction - this is an outstanding opportunity for those who dream of a haven in Prince Edward County! $160,000 MLS 2133552 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*



Spectacular country setting! This 20 acres parcel is yours to enjoy only 10 minutes from Picton and a short distance to the 401. Build your dream home with an abundance of privacy or continue to farm a portion. $85,000 MLS 2135029 Sarah Scott* www.homeinthecounty.com

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



5 Bedroom 2 bath renovated century home with in-law suite, many upgrades throughout. 8.1 acres, perennial gardens, fruit trees, gazebo and plenty of privacy. Quonset, workshop storage area and a small barn for commercial use. Close to Picton & the 401. Priced to sell! Great value $319,000 MLS 2134598 & 2134603 Gail Forcht** & Sarah Scott* www.homeinthecounty.com

Spacious open concept high ranch brick/stone home on a 2.8 acre ravine lot. Offers privacy complete with a stream and waterfall overlooking beautiful forest. Close to Belleville, Picton & Wellington. Hardwood floors, Paul Holden Kitchen, finished lower level with potential in-law suite & sunroom with walkout. $358,000 MLS 2137108 Gail Forcht** www.homeinthecounty.com

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Enjoy the beauty of Lake Ontario on this large waterfront lot with it`s comfortable two bedroom brick bungalow and 200 feet of flat limestone ledge shoreline. This home features large 4 piece bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, propane fireplace as well main floor laundry room. $399,000 MLS 2136898 Peter Lynch* www.chestnutpark.com

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

Winterized log cottage nestled on the shore of Smiths Bay, looking down the bay to Waupoos Is. 10 mins. to Picton and a few minutes to the Black River Cheese factory. Totally renovated and upgraded. Woodstoves on both levels, 3 season verandah, large decks, outdoor shower. Bunkie. $449,000 MLS 2134267 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg* $548,000 MLS 2137416 Gail Forcht** www.lauriegruer.com www.homeinthecounty.com


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Impressive quality built executive home less than five minutes from Picton. Built on a knoll overlooking a pastoral setting of 18 acres, this well appointed home is professionally landscaped and boasts a backyard oasis for your family`s enjoyment. Inside, you`ll be comforted by elegant finishes throughout the 3500 sq ft of living space. This one is truly for the distinctive buyer! By appointment only. $699,000 MLS 2136886

3+1 bedroom, 2 bath home being offered in Pine Ridge subdivision, one of Picton`s most desirable neighbourhoods. Features a newly renovated custom kitchen complete with maple cabinetry, granite counter tops, an apron sink and prep island. Professionally landscaped, fenced yard boasts a salt-water pool with natural stone waterfall and interlock patio, wrought iron fencing, pergola and hot tub. Fully finished basement with 4th bedroom, huge 20` x 26` rec room and rough-in for 3rd bath. Enjoy this home and all of the upgrades at the very competitive price of $415,900 MLS 2136135



FINEST QUEEN ANNE HOME IN THE COUNTY! A True Country Estate for the Equestrian Lover. Let the warmth of this beautiful brick home surround you on this 18 acre prestigious parcel. Backing onto the Golf Course, and set back from the road, sits an incredible 4000 sq ft Bungalow with exclusive materials used throughout. Features 3 bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen,4 fireplaces,4 baths,a 20X30 family room,and a master bedroom that's sure to hug you with the finest in comfort from every angle. This home is carefully positioned to take in incredible views over the exquisite landscaping and outdoor living areas including the rear patio/pool area with a gorgeous brick pergola. The state of the art matching brick barn holds the same charm, with a cherry entrance, heated tack room, feed room and office with cork floors, 4 large stalls, wash bay, & hot/cold water.Just to the North, enjoy a recently added 80X120 Lit Riding arena by MegaDome with sand footing. Absolutely spectacular, and priced well below replacement value. $1,290,000 MLS 2135594



Adolphus Reach, 4000+ sq.ft. of fully renovated & updated luxurious living space in this Queen Anne Waterfront home. 10 acres total. Every inch of space was carefully considered in the design phase. Features 3 elegant bdrms, each with ensuite. Spa room and private terrace off master overlooking the grounds and waterfront. Run your business from the 3rd floor custom office space. Main floor features grand sitting/living rooms, a fully updated kitchen including Sub-Zero and Viking designer series appliances. Country elegance at its best in Prince Edward County - this is the one folks - untouchable quality, for less!! Watch the YouTube video! $989,000 MLS 2133864



Stunning open concept custom built Cape Cod with huge cathedral ceilings in main living areas, and even in grand 2nd floor master with ensuite. Features a Paul Holden oak kitchen with 9` island, gleaming hardwood, large deck with quiet backyard & no rear neighbours. Large finished basement with two additional bedrooms. Close to golf, boat launch, beach, shopping, new community centre and great restaurants in the village of Wellington! Look no further. $309,900 MLS 2135265


It`s got it all! Large 10 year old custom built 2 storey home on 5.3 acre private lot 10 minutes from Picton. Bright U-shaped kitchen with eating area and spacious living room across rear of home overlooking pool, expansive decks and peaceful backyard. 2nd floor features 4 bedrooms, including huge master. Full finished basement. $309,000 MLS 2135291

Prince Edward County Treasure. Beautiful 4 bed, 2 bath, Cape Cod style home, overlooking Long Reach. Spacious eat in kitchen, lots of room for family or entertaining with additional sunken living room & doors to patio with multi level decking at rear of home. Two car attached garage boasts a second storey, unfinished and ready for your creative touches. A Great Buy @ $379,000 MLS 2136343

`Cambridge Model`. Another quality built Hilden Home on a quiet partly cleared 40 acre lot on a quiet country lot in beautiful Prince Edward County.To be built. Located in area of other new homes. Please See attached brochure for specs and floorplans. Customer may customize plans with builder. 12-16 week delivery Hilden Homes has never missed a closing date! $438,800 MLS 2131364





Jim Wait* Darlene Eldridge** Lot to be severed only minutes to Picton and Sandbanks Provincial Park. Features 2 acres on a quiet road with a pastoral view. Hydro runs by the lot, a drilled well will be installed, and the lot will be fenced. This is a great location for a new home or cottage retreat! $54,900 MLS 2140009

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

Jim Wait* Darlene Eldridge**

Set on a double lot, this 4200sqft steel building on 1.46 acres in Picton`s industrial park has many potential uses due to the zoning. Full municipal services and extra large natural gas line. Slab foundation. Presently being used for laundry, formerly used for a catering business. Industrial kitchen and refrigeration is intact. $249,900 MLS 2135954


Colin Henden* Christine Henden** 613-922-2251 JANE STREET-PICTON Charming century home featuring many original characteristics with updated windows, roof shingles, wiring, plumbing & on-demand hot water. Offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, main-floor laundry & five main-floor rooms. $325,000 MLS 2136245

Herb Pliwischkies*

To be constructed on the popular Pineridge Subdivision. See feature sheet for details. $389,000 MLS 2140097

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

PICTON Solid brick, centre hall plan, completely restored. Beautiful wood floors, lots of original character, separate living & dining rooms, kitchen with breakfast nook, main floor laundry, 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. $475,000 MLS 2140115

Marc Ouellette* Colleen Green*

662 COUNTY ROAD 7 5 year old 3 bedroom home, ensuite baths with every bedroom, vaulted ceilings in Great Room, custom kitchen with granite counters & quality stainless steel built-ins all designed for the lover of cooking & entertaining. Breakfast nook off kitchen has window seats beneath generous windows and the formal dining area are perfect for intimate dinners or lavish entertaining. $635,000 MLS 2136451

Jim Wait* Darlene Eldridge**

A great location just 10 minutes to Sandbanks & Picton. This is a quiet road with a pastoral feel. A fantastic spot to build a new home, keep a few chickens or horses, and enjoy rural life! The clay loam soil is ideal for growing grapes to be used in our burgeoning wine industry. There is a drilled well already in place. $125,000 MLS 2137005

Mary Jane Mills**

4 bedroom raised bungalow, excellent location, Glenora Rd, minutes from Picton, area of fine homes. 2 bedrooms & 2 baths up, 2 bedrooms & full bath down, great for family or easily converted into living quarters with in-law suite. Open concept main level, large sunny windows, over-sized kitchen area. Lower level: 2 bedrooms, rec room, fireplace, patio door, 2 piece bath/laundry area. 1.5 car attached garage, separate entrance. Huge potential. Must be seen! $229,000 MLS 2137519

Ron Norton*

A great home for the growing family or for retired busy body that keeps taking on projects. Hardwood floors & vinyl on main. Hi eff. propane furnace with A/C & air exchange. Separate 2 car detached garage heated, insulated, with 200 amp service & loft. Large kitchen with patio doors to large deck & above ground pool. 2 minute drive to town & all conveniences. $250,000 MLS 2135285

Kristen Rutgers*

528 MITCHELLS CROSSROAD Newly constructed Colorado bungalow situated on 10.3 acres. 5 minutes to Picton. A piece of paradise! 9` ceilings with vaulted in living room. Open concept hardwood and ceramic throughout! This home is a pleasure to show. 10x10 deck off the dining area. Double car garage. Central Air! $339,000 MLS 2136569

Jim Wait* Darlene Eldridge**

Peaceful waterfront home in the quaint community of Milford. Set on 2+ acres, the lot offers mature trees, landscaping and 120ft of shoreline on the Millpond. This home has been extensively renovated and offers three floors of living space. Four bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, lower level walkout, entertainment room, built-in cabinetry, sprinkler system, and much more $414,900 MLS 2133510

Ron Norton*

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



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

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

BLOOMFIELD. Situated on an exceptionally large lot, just 10 mins. drive to Sandbanks. Features tasteful decor, updated kitchen with laundry & eating area, spacious living room & master bedroom, smaller second bedroom/den, back deck off kitchen. Updated wiring, plumbing & windows. Mortgage and taxes less than $800/month. $149,000 MLS 2140113

Marc Ouellette* Colleen Green*

Completely Restored Oasis in Picton! Must be Seen. Restored century beauty in the heart of Picton $247,000

Veronica Norton*

Wellington Waterfront Home/Cottage in the middle of town, large south facing open concept kitchen dining room with walk out to large deck, improvements include roof,ceramic floor, hi efficiency furnace, shore line improvement with waters edge dock that allows a boater access to West Lake or Lake Ontario just steps to shopping, beach, recreational facilities. Exceptional Starter or Retirement opportunity. $250,000 MLS 2140058

Kristen Rutgers*

Marc Ouellette* Colleen Green*


3 bedroom home on a private 1 acre lot 10 minutes from Picton. Very clean and shows well. Perfect for first time buyers or vacation rental. $138,000 MLS 2135422

Jim Wait* Darlene Eldridge**

Beautiful views of Lake Consecon will delight you when you build your dream home here. Add a dock, and enjoy fantastic summers boating, kayaking/canoeing, fishing and swimming. Located less than two hours from Toronto, 15 minutes to Belleville and Trenton, you are only away from home, not local amenities! $249,000 MLS 2136561

Marc Ouellette* Colleen Green*


18 FIRST AvE, WELLINgTON Sun filled rooms, open concept floor plan. New furnace and air conditioner (2011), shingles (2010), some new windows, new back door, renovated kitchen. Gleaming hardwood floors on main level, original pine floors on lower level. Open concept living/dining area, 3 bedrooms on main level and 1 on lower level. Farmers fields add to the privacy. $259,000 MLS 2136179

Marc Ouellette* Colleen Green*

4 bedrooms, 3 full baths! Approximately 1700 sq.ft. newly constructed bungalow on 2 acres. Open concept finished extremely well. 4 bedrooms with 2 up and 2 down Vaulted ceilings. Fully insualted and drywalled basement. Good well with trickle systema and a 3,000 gallon cistern for backup. Double garage. Central Air. 3 baths.Large MB with ensuite. Nice Property. $349,000 MLS 2136616

2 storey home, area of newer executive style homes in Picton. Backs onto green space, lots of privacy on the deck and back yard. 3 bedrooms, 2nd level laundry, walk-in closets in every room. Open concept main level, kitchen, dining area, great room. Bathrooms: 4 pc lower level, 2 pc main level, 3 pc ensuite off master bedroom, 4 pc on 2nd floor. Finished lower level, rec room, den, utility room. Built in 2008, paved drive, 200 amp electric service. $349,000 MLS 2136802

Remarkable, resilient, rejuvenated—few words better summarize the developments in Canadian housing markets in 2013. From proverbial underdog to comeback kid, real estate once again outperformed expectations. Our RE/MAX Housing Market Outlook 2014 examined trends and developments in 25 major centres across the country. Released on December 11th, the report found that the number of homes sold is expected to match or exceed 2012 levels in two-thirds of markets examined in 2013. Nationally, home sales are expected to hit a five-year high of 466,000. The price of an average Canadian home is forecast to climb to $380,000—setting a new record for price. Not bad for a market that started with a whimper as opposed to a bang. Housing values have been incredibly stable this year, propped up by relatively balanced market conditions. Ontario-Atlantic Canada markets showed steady price appreciation throughout the year, with Hamilton-Burlington, Barrie and District, St. John’s and the Greater Toronto Area all reporting increases of five per cent or more in 2013. While the national picture has been quite rosy in terms of sales activity, the regional performance has been spottier—particularly in Atlantic Canada. East Coast sales have softened over last year’s level, but the region is poised for future growth. Solid economic performance, low interest rates, and rising consumer confidence will all factor into next year’s outlook. The momentum that emerged

in most residential housing markets in the final half of 2013 is expected to spill over into 2014. Sales and average price are on an upward trajectory, with the number of homes changing hands across Canada forecast to climb to 475,000, while average price is expected to edge higher, settling at $390,000 by year-end 2014. Halifax-Dartmouth is expected to lead in terms of percentage increases in projected housing sales. Hamilton-Burlington, Barrie and District, Kingston and Area, and Windsor-Essex are expected to round out the top five performances in Ontario-Atlantic Canada. The Greater Toronto Area is expected to lead the country in terms of percentage increase in average price, followed by St. John’s, HamiltonBurlington, Kingston and Area, and WindsorEssex. The framework is now in place to support steady and sustainable growth in Canadian housing markets over the next few years. After several rounds of mortgage tightening, buyers are more realistic in their pursuits. Most are coming to the table better qualified than ever before. Given underlying fundamentals, the future looks bright for residential real estate in Canada. Check out the forecast for your market in the RE/MAX Housing Market Outlook 2014 at remax.ca. Gurinder Sandhu Executive Vice President, Regional Director, RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic Canada


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LOYALIST PARKWAY, HILLIER Perfect starter home. 3 bedrm 1 1/2 storey alum/sided home on nice size lot close to Trenton & Wellington. New kitchen, new bath, new furnace, all new wiring. Vinyl windows, painted throughout. 1 1/2 car garage. Asking $169,900 MLS® 2137410

COUNTY RD 1 Lg bungalow set in the trees with a view of Lake Consecon. Close to Trenton & 401. 3 bedrms, great room, den, living rm, dining rm and eat in kitchen. Complete with family rm in lower walkout level. Lg workshop plus lg unspoiled area great for small at home business. Also features 2 car detached garage, paved drive and landscaping is complete. Call to view this one MLS® 2136635

NILES ST., WELLINGTON Close to schools & beach. All brick backsplit. New kitchen, newer windows, gas furnace, air conditioning, 3 bedrms, 2 baths. Lg fenced lot, privacy at the back. Great home for young family or retirees. Finished rec room. Call to view. Asking $199,900 MLS 2134702

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS Large property housing approx 8,500 sq ft main building, 3,000 sq ft 2nd building and lg building lot. 3,000 sq ft building has 3 bedrm apt on 2nd level, potential for income lower level. 1.3 ac parcel lends itself to serious development. Call for more details. Asking $879,000 MLS® 2135475

WELLINGTON Executive stone/brick home, lg lot. Open concept family rm/ kitchen, eating area. Formal living rm/ dining rm. Main floor master bedroom, lg ensuite, walkin closet. Main floor laundry, door to double garage. 2 bedrms, 4 pc bath on 2nd level. Full unspoiled basement. Hardwood throughout home, air conditioning, gas furnace, walk to all amenities. Call to view. MLS 2131558

BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT LOT ON BAY OF QUINTE $179,000 Approx 90’ shoreline. Driveway to water’s edge to launch your boat. Drilled well, shower/ bathroom building, holding tank. Hydro to two 35 ft trailers on property. Trailers are as is. Great for fishing, boating and swimming. Close to 401, minutes from Picton. Perfect retreat or great spot to build your cottage or home. This property has it all. MLS® 2135508

PICTON BUNGALOW Cheaper then rent. Cute bungalow, small lot. Perfect home for retirees going south or young couple starting out. Maintenence free exterior, neat & tidy interior. 2 bedrm, new oil furnace & tank 2010. Call to view. Asking $127,000 MLS® 2126793

NORTH OF WELLINGTON ON WILSON RD 40 ac in wine country. Close to Cty Rd 1&2. 2 bedrm br/vinyl bungalow. Great room with liv rm/ din rm/ kitchen. Master bedrm walkout to deck, ensuite, jacuzzi, 3 pc bath. Laundry area & deck off dining area. Small bush at back of property. Call on this one. Asking $329,900 MLS® 2134851

GLENORA RD Close to Picton, municipal water, nicely treed lot, view of Picton Bay. Perfect location for your new home. 100 ft wide by 200 ft deep, mature trees at back of property. MLS® 2133769

CLOSE TO SOUP HARBOUR 1453 County Rd 24. Peaceful and tranquil. 2+ acres, deeded access to Lake Ontario. Drilled well, hydro to lot, entrance is in. Ready to build your new home. Asking $69,900 MLS® 2125759

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SUNSET VIEWS OF ADOLPHUS REACH Lot is cleared, ready for you to build your retirement home or a getaway cottage. 100 ft clean shoreline, perfect for swimming, fishing or deep water sailing. Hydro to lot line, driveway is in. Call for more details. MLS® 2133082

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$599,000 Set back from the highway with park like setting facing Picton Bay. Great for swimming, boating and fishing with a bunkie down by the shore. Major updates with new addition. MLS®2131565


$339,000 Traditional architectural details make this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home a real charmer! From the delighful front verandah to the lovely gardens in the back yard you will feel the pull of a bygone era. Storage room (back kitchen) and child's play room still leave lots of potential for new buyers. MLS®2135851

$549,000 Located in the quiet hamlet of Cherry Valley just minutes south of Picton and close to the beaches this c1880 brick home has been loved, restored and waiting for new owners. Antique staircase at front entrance, grand dining room with built in library and large arched windows, private patio to secluded back yard and inground pool. MLS®2135971

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$349,000 Great location, huge lot in community of Waupoos in an area of fine homes this charming storey and half would make an ideal retreat. From the generous back deck you face Smith's Bay and also look over the lovely perennial gardens and fish pond. Separate bunkie is ideal for summer guests. Interior is open space with original beams and softwood floors. Great stone foundation with walk out from cellar. MLS®2137116

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$425,000 A sophisticated red brick century home in old historic part of Picton near the old jail. Newly renovated 4 bedrooms with quality & craftsmanship and spacious principal rooms and a welcoming layout that embraces the natural light. State of the art kitchen, sweeping staircase, high ceilings, pine flooring all lend this home to a luxurious lifestyle in Prince Edward County. Make your move today! MLS® 2133459



$499,000 This sleek townhouse is luxury living at its finest. Open concept custom designed with hardwood floors and high end appliances. The living room area has a covered balcony with sunny southern exposure and a gas fireplace for cozy evenings. Personal elevator travels to all levels. High efficiency building with solar supplemented hot water and in-floor heating. Furniture, appliances and all window coverings included. Immediate occupancy. MLS® 2106310


$649,000 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 level home is fully renovated with high end finishes and features. Professionally landscaped with natural stone terrace on rock shoreline. MLS® 2126055


$279,000 Attractive brick & vinyl home in great location central to Belleville & Picton. 4 bedrooms, 2 full 4 pc baths, attached 2 car garage. Natural gas freestanding fireplace in family room on lower level. Lower level bedroom has dressing room & large closet. Large eat in kitchen with plenty of cupboards & counter space plus formal dining area. MLS®2134426



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Dukes start 2014 with a shootout loss and a win Cope makes impact in return to Wellington’s lineup Saturday Jason Parks

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After almost three weeks off, the Wellington Dukes waded back into the fray that is the Ontario Junior Hockey League's East Division and secured three of a possible four points to keep pace in the tightly knit circuit. Wellington and the visiting Aurora Tigers went to a shootout at Essroc Arena in a possible playoff precursor prior to the Dukes gutting out a 3-2 road win in Toronto against the Junior Canadiens. The regulation tie and road victory allowed Wellington (23-9-5, 51 points) to stay in shouting distance of East Division leading Kingston, who are a handful of points ahead of the Dukes. However, it should be noted the locals have two games in hand on the Limestone City darlings. After a long layoff and just a few practices to burn the rink rust off, Dukes coach and general manager Marty Abrams said he was satisfied with the club's effort and results this past weekend. “I thought it was a great weekend for us. Friday night was a real strong game for us. It was a good showing of playoff style, good defensive hockey for us,” Abrams told the Gazette Monday. Wellington pumped over 40 shots at the Tigers net Friday but Aurora netminder Kevin Entmaa was equal to the task on all but Luc Brown's redirect five minutes into the first.

CoPIng well Wellington Dukes forward Trevor Cope makes a move in a game against the Milton Icehawks in November. After missing the past nine games due to injury, Cope scored 15 seconds into his return against the Toronto Junior Canadiens Saturday night, a game won by the Dukes 3-2. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)

With Griffin McCarty doing some nice work in the Tiger's end, Chad Thibodeau collected an Aurora turnover and made a slap pass to Brown who in turn sent it past Entmaa at 5:43. Aurora would tie about five minutes later when the

Dukes became hemmed into their own end. Taylor McCloy got position down low behind the Dukes goal line and fed Kory Kennedy out front who beat Tyson Tiechmann for the equalizer at 10:01. Although Wellington

would hold the balance of play throughout the game, they could not solve Entmaa. Brown had a chance to be a hero in the very late going, but his snapshot from in close hit the bar and bounced out to keep the game 1-1. In the shootout, Welling-

ton was in a position to take the extra point as Erick Delaurentis staked the club to a lead through two complete rounds with a nice tuck in move that beat Entmaa five hole. But McCloy bested Tiechmann five hole to extend the

penalty shot contest. After Brown was stopped for Wellington, Robert Laidly again victimized Teichmann five hole to put Wellington to the brink. Parker Wood was tasked with saving the Dukes' collective Bacon but his wrister was wide and the North Division leaders took home the extra point. “We were able to put some pucks to their net, maybe not all high quality shots but we certainly kept them busy. Anything can happen in a shootout but we are very happy with the effort,” Abrams said of limiting the high flying Tigers to just one regulation time goal and 30 shots. On Saturday at the Chesswood Arena in Toronto, Duke forward Trevor Cope made his long awaited return to the Wellington lineup but it didn't take long for the Detroit area native to make an impact. Erick Delaurentis set up Cope on a 2-on-1 rush 15 seconds into the game to give the Dukes a lead they would never relinquish. Abrams said the plan was to spot Cope into the game as the 19 year old had been out of the lineup for a month with a badly bruised leg. “But we were able to give him almost a regular shift. He's been out a long time and you don't want risk a setback but it was nice to have his presence on the bench. He provides grit, offence and a lot of leadership as well,” Abrams said. Wellington doubled the lead in the seventh minute on the power play when Mike Soucier teed it up for Chad Thibodeau in the high slot.

See DUKES, page 18

Pirates return fresh from Christmas break and easily coast past Port Hope and Deseronto Coach pleased with team’s work ethic in come-from-behind win over Panthers Chad Ibbotson

Staff writer

The Christmas break seems to have done nothing to slow the Picton Pirates as the local Junior C hockey club took all four points in a pair of games this week. The team took a 4-1 win in a rescheduled showdown with Port Hope on Friday before dominating Deseronto with a 10-0 score on Saturday night. Picton coach and general manager Ryan Woodward said the break was great, but it was nice to be back on the ice. He said the team worked hard in their first games back. “The break was good for us. Everybody got

refreshed, enjoyed some time away from the rink. We had a few practices last weekend and a practice prior to the game on Friday,” he said. “The guys had some good energy, they were excited to be back at the rink and they worked hard.” Friday's contest with the Panthers had to be rescheduled from Dec. 20 due to weather conditions. Both teams came out slow to start the game with the Panthers edging the Pirates 8-5 in shots on goal. “There were still some turkey legs there over the weekend, but the guys worked hard and were able to come away with two

points each night,” Woodward said. Ultimately, it would be Port Hope opening the scoring when Tyler Davey beat Picton goaltender Adam Wood at 16:37 of the first. The Panthers would take the lead into the second, but the Pirates began to come to life and momentum swung in their direction. With Port Hope's Dylan Baxter in the box for hooking, the Pirates had a lateperiod opportunity to even the score. With just 13 seconds left of the clock Brian Bunnett was able to beat Panthers goalie Branson Schell for the power-play goal. Steven Clarke picked

up the assist on the play. Play picked up considerably in the second as the Pirates out-shot the Panthers 15-11, but would really come alive in the third. Just 2:19 into the final frame Bunnett gave Picton the lead, completing a play from Kenny Murduff. Devin McCann would make it 3-1 at 14:28 with Corey Prince picking up the helper on the play. With less than three minutes remaining Chris Jones put the final nail in the coffin when he beat Schell to make it 4-1. Murduff and Nolan Van Vlack picked up the assists.

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DUKES, from page 17

Thibodeau's third of the season came at 7:35. Wellington would get all they needed in the second when Delaurentis gobbled up a loose puck along the boards and cut in on Toronto netminder Daniel Lopapa and rifled it home at 4:52 for a nifty unassisted effort. Toronto struck for a pair in the second to shave Wellington's lead to one. Jake Walman's point blast beat new Dukes netminder Taylor Welsh at 6:30 and Connor Prudames harmless looking drifter deflected in off a Duke defender at 11:22. But from there, Welsh stood tall for Wellington and made 11 saves in the final frame to earn his club the two points. Abrams finalized the future considerations deal during the break to bring Welsh in from the Orangeville Flyers. The 1994-birth netminder stands 6' 3” tall and has had Abram's eye for a while. “We watched him when Orangeville came in here last month and thought he played really well. He's an 18-year-old goalie but he's played 60 games in this league and he's got that combination of age, experience and size that we were looking for. He played very well for us Saturday night,” Abrams said. Will Welsh be the last piece Abrams adds this season? With the Hockey Canada Jan. 10 movement deadline tomorrow, Abrams said the club would like to upgrade in a couple of positions but that it has to find a willing trade partner.

‘Parity in this league has generated interest... Teams think, in spite of being a lower seed, they can win a round or two.’ MARTY ABRAMS DUKES COACH

In Ontario, that might be tough. “It's a reflection of our league. People look at what Cobourg was able to do last season as an eighth seed (knocking off first-place Trenton in four games) and nobody is ready to throw in the towel. Parity in this league has generated interest and teams think, in spite of being a lower seed, they can win a round or two,” Abrams said. “I think what you might see a lot of is players coming in from out of province.” Wellington has three games this weekend, hosting Newmarket Friday and Oakville on Sunday before heading to Cobourg to battle the Cougars on Monday. ‘Round the 'Roc: The Dukes had good representation at the Bridgestone Winter Classic during the break. Griffin McCarty's dad Darren McCarty suited up for the Red Wings alumni squad and Austin Broadhurst's father Chris manned the Maple Leafs bench in his familiar role as athletic therapist. Both Griffin and Austin were in Detroit for the festivities.

Picton looks to use last 10 games to improve before playoffs

PIRATES, from page 17

Woodward said hard work and simple, smart plays allowed the Pirates to pull away in the third. “That's a tough place to play. They played us well, it was a good hockey game. It wasn't the best ice condition, the game was slow, so it just meant you had to keep things simple and get pucks to the net,” he said. “The guys were able to generate some chances and make them count in the third.” Bunnett's pair of goals – one late in the second and one early in the third – went a long way toward getting the victory. “We were pushing the offence throughout the game and weren't able to get the bounces,” said Woodward. “Brian was on the top of his game this weekend and was able to score some big goals at the end of the second and start of the third, but the guys just stuck with it and the hard work paid off.” It was the second game of a back-to-back and the Pirates were facing the lastplace Deseronto Storm on Saturday, but Woodward said his players can't let those facts affect the team's motivation. “For us there are 10 games left in the season, so you have to use every game as an opportunity to get

better,” he said. “There's only so much time here and we have to make sure we get rid of bad habits and we start to execute more often and focus on ourselves no matter who we're playing.” He said his team did a good job of that on Saturday. Geoff Cleminson started things off, beating Deseronto goaltender Brock Tufts at 12:27. Clint Aussprung followed up with a goal at 19:37. Clarke, Bunnett, Taylor Brown, and Jones added goals in the middle frame to make it 6-0 after 40 minutes. Davison added a pair, and Bunnett and Jones each scored in the third to bring the final score to 10-0. Picton goalies Wood and Andrew Pearson split the week's games. Woodward said both goalies had a couple of weeks off and it made sense to split the starts in back-to-back games. “Just put both guys in and let them feel some pucks and we'll go from there,” he said. “Both guys are on board and both guys give us a chance to win so we're pretty confident in our goaltending situation heading down the stretch.” The Pirates face Amherstview tonight and the Rebels in Campbellford on Saturday. Puck drop for both games is 7:30 p.m.

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Alia and Joni welcomed a third pea to the pod on September 10, 2013 at Belleville General Hospital, weighing 7 lbs 13 oz. Proud parents are Melissa (McQuaid) and Nathan Vader. A 5th grandchild for Jane and Glenn McQuaid of Bloomfield, 6th grandchild for Barb and Neil Vader of East Lake, greatgrandchild of Jean (and the late Leo) McQuaid of Belleville, Betty & Bill Prinzen of Brighton (formerly Bloomfield), Jean and Doug Lester of West Lake, and Mary and Arnold Vader of Salmon Point.


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ALYX AND I would like to thank all the wonderful people who have been so supportive during this most difficult time. A very special thank you to Janet and Peter for always being there and for organizing Chuck's Celebration of Life. The hall looked amazing. Thank you also to Barb, Janet M., Angie, Sherry, Sandy and Fred and Sue for the delicious food. Thank you to John and Nancy for the Bloomfield Town Hall and for always being there - since day one in the countyand the chats on the porch swing, they were a highlight in Chuck's week. Thank you to Schroedter's for the dinners and to Esther for her specially made gelato for Chuck, he loved it! thank you to my VON Picton teammates who called and visited, especially Heather for your care. We are also grateful for the care and support from Dr. Higgins and his team. To Dave, Wes, Toasty and Mike for all the help building and cleaning; thank you for making Chuck feel like part of the team even when he was unable to help. To Kevin and Cheryl at 21 Degrees One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning, your kind words and support were so appreciated. No wonder Chuck loved working with you. Thanks to Art and Debbie at the Bean Counter for your support, especially for Alyx at this time, you are great. We would like to thank Ben at the Bay of Quinte Crematorium for your professional help and kindness. Thank you to all the people who travelled so far to say good bye and for all the cards, flowers and gifts. Everything was so appreciated. There are so many friends, old and new who surrounded us with so much love it's hard to put our gratitude into words. May 2014 be a wonderful year for everyone and God bless you all. Bev & Alyx Taylor.

THANK YOU! The words "Thank You" do not seem to be enough to express my appreciation to all those who sent flowers, cards, offered words of sympathy and comfort and had masses requested for Dad. On behalf of my brothers, Garry and Richard, my sisters Terry and Judy, your kindness shown us at the loss of our Dad, David McNamee, will not be forgotten. THE FAMILY of Rijk "Richard" den Ouden wish to thank Dr. Johannsson, doctors and nurses of P.E.C.M.H for the tender and understanding care while a patient there and The Community Care Access Centre for the help given for the help given for the few days before going to hospital. To all our family, friends and neighbours for their expressions of sympathy, cards, flowers, charitable donations and prayers at the passing of our father, grandfather and great grandfather. Thank you to the caring staff of Whattam Funeral Home, the pallbearers, the Picton Fire Department for the walk past and condolences, Father Thomas Thazhappally for the service, the readers, the altar servers, "The Bongards" for singing beautifully and the extra effort of finding a song specially requested that Rijk loved, everyone who braved the freezing rain to come to the visitation and or the funeral, The Catholic Women's League for the delicious luncheon and for clearing the icy sidewalks and the hardworking, very cold crews of Hydro One who dealt with the vast power outage, fixed the problem and restored it again. God Bless all of you. The den Ouden family.


The Picton Gazette CARDS OF THANKS

Surprise 50th

Thank you so much, family and friends, for celebrating with us and for all your generous cards and gifts. It was very overwhelming and heartfelt. Troy, Mona and family

WE WOULD like to send out our thanks to so many people following the passing of our wife and mother, Esther "Nessie" Murray. First to Benjamin Ens at Whattam Funeral Home for his quiet guidance and advice in preparing the simple, personal service requested; to Rev. Lynne Donovan of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church who took the time to speak with all of us to determine our wishes and for bringing a bit of our homeland church to the service including a beautiful Celtic prayer; to nurses at PECMH and Dr. Beach. Lastly, but most importantly, to our absolutely amazing family, friends and neighbours who were there with lots of comforting hugs, love and support at this difficult time. The words "Thank You" seem so inadequate, we are blessed to have all of you in our lives. Richard Murray, Norma Rehel and Brenda Jobling.


It gives me a warm feeling to think I am fortunate to have a caring family and friends to help party with me on Sat. Dec. 14, 2013. Thank you to all the people who were not able to attend. Thank you lots to Dianna, Dennis, (Sarah, Liam, Ainsley) Kendra (Ray) and to all who may have had a helping hand in making my SURPRISE 70th Birthday Party Wonderful! Thanks to the Members of Grampa’s Goodtime Gang for the enjoyable tunes!! Thanks to all for the Cards and Gifts... and The Bacon! Thanks to Jean, Jon and Michelle for the use of Ikey’s Garage to party in... again! Love to all.... Graham (Cracker) Fraser


COOPER- Lillian. In loving memory of a dear Mother, Nana & great Nana, who passed away January 9, 2012. Two bright eyes, a tender smile, A loving heart that knew no guile, Deep trust in God that all was right, Her joy to make some other bright, If sick or suffering one she knew, Some gentle act of love she'd do, No thought of self, but of the other, I know He said "Well done, dear Mother". Fondly remembered & loved by daughter Lynn, son-in-law Calvin, grandchildren, James, Jaclyn, Elizabeth & Hendrik and great grandchildren Hudson & Elliott. xo.


HAENNEL, Ken. In loving memory of a special brother-in-law and uncle, who passed away January 14, 2013. Never more than a thought away Quietly remembered every day. Lovingly remembered by The Burford family


In loving memory of a devoted Husband, Father, and Grandfather who passed away January 14. 2013. It's hard to believe that it has already been a year. We have had to adjust to life without you. Your love, your voice and your smile will be imprinted in our hearts forever. Love always: Ailene, Lisa & Dan, Darren & Laura, Tammy & Brent, Megan & Andrew, Spencer & Sarah, Evan & Taylor.


In memory of a dear husband, father and grandpa who passed away January 6, 2012. God looked around his garden and found an empty place. He than looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face. He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful He always takes the best. He knew you were suffering He knew you were in pain He knew that you’d never get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough And the hills were hard to climb. He closed your weary eyelids and whispered Peace be thine. It broke our hearts to lose you but you didn’t go alone Part of us went with you the day God called you home. Forever loved and missed by wife Barney, children Ross, Peggy, Anna Marie, Betty and their families.



RANKIN- Stanley. In loving memory of our dad, grandpa and greatgrandpa who passed away January 14, 2009. Sadly missed along lifes' way, Quietly remembered every day, No longer in our lives to share, But in our hearts, he is always there. Your family. SLAVEN- David. In loving memory of our husband, dad and grandpa who passed away January 18, 2007. The heart is like a treasure chest, That is filled with souvenirs, It is where we keep the memories, We gathered through the years, We do not lose the ones we love, For they will always stay Within our hearts forever, Each and every day. Bette Jean, Rhonda, Harry, Craig, Dawn-Marie, Sydney, Zachary, Carter.


In loving memory of a dear son and brother who passed away January 13, 2013. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep, I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain I am the gentle autumn’s rain. When you awaken in the morning’s hush, I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. Do not stand at my grave and cry I am not there, I did not die. Lovingly remembered by his family.


DUETTA, Sharon Ardelle Elizabeth Anne

At St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener on Wednesday January 1, 2014, Sharon Duetta (nee Bailey) at the age of 75. Much loved mother of Bernie (Ken Broadbent) and Kathy (late Herman) Lauzon, all of New Hamburg, Dale (Linda) Monroe of Oshawa and Arnold (Lyn) Hineman of Milton. Loved by her grandchildren Melissa, Herman, Sharon Anne and Sara and her great grandchildren. Predeceased by 5 siblings. A Graveside Service will take place in Black River Cemetery in the spring. Date and time to be announced. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Cheques only, please. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home 2 Centre Street, Picton 613-476-5571. www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

MAIN, Cole Lake

Lyla Edna Markland (nee Ainsworth)

In loving memory of a dear wife, mother and grandmother who passed away December 29, 2011. It is lonely here without you, I miss you more each day, For life is not the same to me, Since you were called away. If I could have one lifetime wish, One dream that could come true, I would pray to God with all my heart, For yesterday and you. Always remembered by children Ken, Larry (Diane), David (Patti) and Janice; gandchildren Laura, Jason, Jeremy, Kendall, Brennan, Chase, Craig, Chad, Troy; great-grandchildren Hannah, Elizabeth, Grace, Hudson, Caroline, Tegan, Benjamin. Missed by her sister Shirley Burley.

At the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Sunday December 29, 2013, Cole Main, of "The Maples", formerly of RR 4 at the age of 91. Beloved husband of the late Geraldine "Gerry" (nee Rochefort). Loved fahter of Barbara of Ottawa, David of Waupoos, Douglas (Linda) of Lancaster and Martha Leigh of Ottawa. Dear grandfather of Kyle, Alana and Olivia. As desired by Mr. Main, cremation will be followed by a private family service. Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton 613-4765571 www.hicksfuneralhome.ca

YARDLEY, Bernard Frank

Suddenly on December 28, 2013 at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. Bernard Yardley of Wellington, at the age of 83. At Mr. Yardley's request there will be no funeral service or visitation. If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward County would be appreciated. www.whattamfuneralhome.com


SPIRES, Robert Gerald "Bob"

Retired Metro Police Officer of 30 years service. Unexpectedly at his residence on January 2, 2014. Bob Spires in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Aline, loving father of Sean and his wife Joanna. Loved grandfather of Sebastian, Zoey and Abbey. Dear brother of David Spires, Bill Spires (Sue), Brenda Spires-Holmes (Corrie) and Margaret Arnold (Dick). A celebratioin of Bob's life will be held at a later date, for those desiring expressions of sympathy placed with the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences can be placed through www.paynefurneralhome.com


With her family, at the Kentwood Park Nursing Home on Friday, January 3, 2014, Grace Vestervelt (nee Trumble), formerly of Pitt Street, at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late Clarence Vestervelt. Loved mother of Jerry (late Barbara) of Bloomfield, Rosemary (David Craig) of Markham and Michael of Cherry Valley. Dear grandmother of Amy (Aleks), Matthew, Andrew (Lisa) and James. Great grandmother of Hanna, Luke and Emily. Sister of the late Roy and Mac Trumble. Mrs Vestervelt rested at the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton. 613-476-5571. A private family service was held followed by interment in Cherry Valley Cemetery. The Reverend Audrey Whitney officiated. If desired, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. (cheques only, please) www.hicksfuneralhome.ca


BOWEN, Sterling

Peacefully at Kentwood Park, on Tuesday December 31st, 2013. Sterling Bowen, of Picton, formerly of Ottawa at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Pearl. Loved father of Bonnie and her husband Paul Lewis of R.R.#2, Bloomfield and Bill of Cheapside, ON. Dear brother of the late Gorden and Ross Bowen. Survived by his nieces Donna Bowen and Caroline Morrison of Vernon, ON. Mr. Bowen rested at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. Funeral Service was held in the chapel on Saturday January 4th, 2014 at 2 p.m. Major Dean Locke and Reverend Peter Spragg officiated. Entombment Glenwood Cemetery with spring interment at Springhill Cemetery in Vernon, ON. If desired, donations to the Salvation Army or the Emmanuel Baptist Church would be appreciated by the family. (cheques only, please). Friends visited with the family on Saturday from 1p.m. until service time. www.whattamfuneralhome.com


CRAIN, Robert John

At home on Thursday January 2, 2014, Robert Crain of RR 8 Picton, at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Patsy (nee Bailey). Loved father of Cheryl of Trenton, Paula of Madoc, Gary and Robert (Sharon), all of Tweed, Lori Ann (Phil) of Ajax and the late Brian. Step-father of Tom (Diane), Tim and David Dufresne, all of Picton. A Graveside Service will take place in Belleville Cemetery in the spring. Date and time to be announced. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward County would be appreciated by the family. (Cheques only, please)



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Tadeusz "Ted" Maczka

It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of the Fish Lake Garlic Man on Monday, December 30, 2013 at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital in his 84th year. Husband of the late Wilma Maczka (nee Kuhl). Beloved Tata of Tadeusz “Taj” and Barbara “Basia” Campbell (Terry). Cherished Opa of Alexandra and grandfather of Graham, Caitlin, Megan, and Ryo. Born in Tarnow, Poland, Ted suffered a crippling injury in a WW II labour camp. He immigrated to Canada in the early 1950s where he worked as a tool and die machinist. An entrepreneur at heart, he then developed a wholesale and retail business importing and selling European foods to small businesses across the GTA and Southwestern Ontario. After reading an article in the Financial Post discussing the millions of dollars that Canada spends on importing garlic, Ted decided that he wanted to make Canada selfsufficient in growing garlic. He purchased a hobby farm in Demorestville (Prince Edward County) where he began his research and garlic farming. He won multiple awards for his garlic and travelled far and wide to share his knowledge, expertise, and “garlic gospel.” It was his drive and determination that pioneered the ever-expanding garlic-growing movement in North America. He will be sorely missed. Many thanks to the staff, nurses, and doctors of the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital for their care and support and to the countless others who cared for Ted over the years. Family, friends, and colleagues are invited to attend a memorial visitation to celebrate Ted’s life at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, on Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 1:00-3:00pm. If desired, donations in his name can be made to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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THE CORPORATION OF THE COUNTY OF PRINCE EDWARD JOB OPPORTUNITIES ENGINEERING, DEVELOPMENT & WORKS COMMISSION The County 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. Our strong agricultural roots, thriving tourism attractions, renowned regional cuisine, and growing wine industry combine to offer a unique and unmatched quality of life. Our Human Resources Department is currently accepting applications for the following positions in the Engineering, Development & Works Commission: • Part Time Custodian (1) • Part Time Seasonal Winter Drivers (4) Reporting to the Facilities Manager, the Custodian will be responsible for the cleaning and light maintenance of their designated Town Halls. Job duties include the collection and removal of garbage and recycling, removal of snow and ice from hall entrances, the opening and closing of halls for functions, minor repairs and maintenance, and assisting other custodians with project work. Starting hourly rate is $16.61. Reporting to the Area Roads Supervisor, the Seasonal Winter Driver will be responsible for the safe operation of roads winter control equipment and the maintenance of County roads, sidewalks and bridges. These duties will be required from approximately mid-November to midApril on an as-needed basis. Starting hourly rate is $19.84. Ideal candidates will possess the following qualifications: • Minimum Grade 12 diploma or equivalent • Proof of valid Class “G” driver’s licence - “DZ” for Driver position • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team as required • Proven communication and customer service skills • Previous work related experience • Knowledge and training under the Occupational Health & Safety Act • Ability to complete tasks involving climbing, pushing, pulling and lifting on a regular basis • Proof of a satisfactory criminal background check These positions are also eligible for 10% in lieu of benefits and 4% in lieu of vacation as per C.U.P.E Local 2275’s collective agreement. Please direct your application, stating which position you are applying to, to careers@pecounty.on.ca prior to 9:00 am on January, 17 2014. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We are an equal opportunity employer. The personal information being collected will be used in accordance with The Municipal Act and The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and shall only be used in the selection of a suitable candidate.


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Consignment Sale 6:30pm Viewing 5:00pm 662 Cty. Rd. #12. 3.5 kms southwest of Bloomfield at Koopmans Auction Centre See website www.koopmansauctionservices.com 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



AT 5:00 P.M. AUCTION SALE AT DOUG JARRELL SALES ARENA, BELLEVILLE Whirlpool washer & dryer, Apt. size chest freezer, GE portable dishwasher, oak single pedestal kitchen table/2 leaves & 6 arrowback chairs, chrome style kitchen table & chairs, chesterfield, loveseat, assorted chairs, coffee & end tables, arrowback rocker, double bed/box spring & mattress, triple dresser & night table, single bed, chests of drawers, small tables, qty. glass & china including cranberry, milk glass, cups & saucers, plates, figurines etc., linens & bedding, old prints, small shop & garden tools & numerous other pieces. All nice clean items. See my web site for detailed list & photos. AUCTIONEERS: DOUG JARRELL & BEN TREVERTON 613-969-1033 www.dougjarrellauctions.com


ANTIQUES, MODERN & COLLECTABLES AUCTION SALE Teak dining room suite, oval table with 6 chairs & matching buffet hutch (as new); Rattan set consisting of chesterfield, loveseat, chair & ottoman, coffee & end tables, 2 table lamps, bar & floor lamp, this set is in showroom condition; antique hall hat mirror; china cabinet with bow sides; oak hall storage bench; wash stand; matching loveseat & chair (sandstone); jewellery case; coffee & end tables; other tables & chairs; white IKEA dresser & double bed frame; deacon’s bench; 5x7 and 5x4 area rugs; Luxman stereo, turntable, with 2 HPM 100 Pioneer speakers; wooden floor lamps; 2 hanging stain glass Tiffany type lamps; large wall clock; 2 washboards; assorted old pulleys; cast iron floor grates; 3 wooden apple crates; 4 wooden decoys; brass items; collectable tins; old sheet music; Spiderman lunch pail; Bert & Ernie cookie jar; barrel churn; church pew; hall table; old shelf; wool winder; 4 old dolls (one coloured); Good Selection of China & glass: - splatter glass jug; Ruby; Morano; quantity of blue & white china; Royal Albert, etc.; GI Joe figures; Child’s old kitty car; 3 complete roof top lightening rods; cream can; 2 small oil lamps; magnet screen door; covered wagon lamp; Tools: Jointer planer; belt disc sander; battery charger; 1 hp electric motor; router bit set; buck saw; 80 radio tubes; New 6.5 hp gas motor with bottom shaft; 5 hp Craftsman snow blower with electric start (20" cut); There will be a lot of unknowns - you should try to attend. NO BUYERS PREMIUM - Very Partial Listing VIEWING SALE DAY ONLY - 12 Noon Terms: Cash, Interac, Visa, MasterCard only. Canteen available NEIL LAMBERT, AUCTIONEER Napanee 613-354-3406 e-mail Sally1@KOS.net www.lambertauctions.ca or Napanee Beaver for listing for next sale Scheduled for January 27, 2014 at Napanee Lions Hall


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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014

Atom AE Kings capture first place in season’s final game JAson PArks

Staff writer

It took until the final game of the regular season, but the Ainsworth Funeral Home Atom AE Kings caught and overtook the Port Hope Phantoms for first place in the Eastern Ontario OMHA Standings this weekend. The culminating game of the season came Sunday in Wellington with a winner-take-all scenario between the hosts and the visiting Phantoms. Port Hope would take the lead at the end of the first with a shorthanded marker but the Kings responded in the second. Aiden Reddick was set up by captain Austin Bryans at 2:32 of the second to square the affair at 1-1. In the with just under nine minutes left, Ryan Cunningham and Carter Knock teamed up to get the puck to a streaking Ben LaMorre and the shifty forward bagged the winner. Nolan Lane stood tall in the Kings net to preserve the one goal edge and give the decision and the regular season title to the locals. It was a very solid weekend of hockey for the Kings who added two wins and a tie to put themselves in position to earn the regular season crown. On Thursday, Lane and company blanked the Tweed Hawks 3-0. Both Logan Blower and Jarrett Osterhout had goal and assist games in the win while Reddick also found the range. Knock picked up an assist on the game winner. The next day, the Kings and Phantoms tied 1-1 in

Wellington to set up Sunday's thrilling finale. Bryans was set up by Cunningham for the Kings ‘lone goal. On Saturday in Picton, the Kings doubled up on the Gananoque Islanders 4-2. Spencer Scott broke out with a goal and an assist while Reddick had a pair of helpers. Osterhout, Bryans and Cunningham also scored. Nathan Percy set up the eventual game winner. The locals will take part in the International Silver Stick Tournament in Niagara this weekend before taking part in the OMHA playdowns later this month. In other Kings news... ■ The Canadian Tire Bantam AE Kings had a busy schedule over the Christmas holidays, picking up a win and a tie in four contests. On Saturday, Dec. 28, the Kings were doubled 4-2 by the host Ennismore Eagles. Joe Giroux and Aiden Wallwork had the goals while Ty Williams and Trevor Miller picked up assists. A day later, the locals were in Lakefield to play the Chiefs and the Kings showed

no mercy to the hosts, drubbing them 10-1. Braydon McQuaid and Lucas Wiens each had hat tricks while Alex Stasko, Iain Cameron, Keiran Squires and Wyatt Gilbert had singles. The next evening, the Kings travelled to Port Hope and tied the Phantoms 3-3. Keegan Scott, Isaiah Strome and Squire lit the lamp for the locals. This past Saturday, the Kings were back in Ennismore but still couldn't solve the Eagles and dropped a 3-1 decision. Scott had the Kings goal and was set up by Jordan Stacey. The Kings polish off the regular season this weekend in Brighton against the Braves. ■ The Greer Excavating Atom Kings took their final two games of the regular season to finish with a record of 13-3-6 and secure the second spot in the Eastern Ontario League. In Ennismore, the Kings dropped the host Eagles 8-1 Saturday Dec. 28. Parker Mattis broke in a new stick nicely, potting three for the locals while

Hayden Legere added a pair. Cameron Pero, Jasper Gilbert and Wyatt Slade also scored. After a win and three ties against rival Stirling this season, the Kings capped off their slate with a decisive 4-1 win over the rival Blues Saturday. Legere powered the offence with a pair while Cole Lavender and Jasper Gilbert also scored. Surrendering just two goals in two games, netminder Nic McGrayne lowered his goals against average to 1.45 on the season and that mark was tops amongst goalers in the six team circuit. The club travels to Peterborough this weekend to play in the annual Liftlock Tournament.

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— Box 3, Picton, Ontario K0K 2P0 —



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County’s Largest Fireplace Showroom

124 Main St., Picton


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613-476-5863 20 Years Serving Prince Edward County

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