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Trustees approve ARC recommendations

QHC prefers existing site for hospital

Pinecrest to close at end of school year

Survey respondents favour accessibility JASON PARKS STAFF WRITER

The public has spoken in the site deliberations for the new Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital (PECMH) and it appears a new “House of Healing” will be built in the shadows of the existing structure. The PECMH redevelopment project steering committee is expected to present their findings with regards to the future site to the Quinte Healthcare Corporation (QHC) board of directors at their annual general meeting Tuesday. Those findings support the new PECMH be built on lands adjacent to the current site, a portion of which was donated by the Norris family in May 2016. Until that donation was made, it was believed by many that the new PECMH would ultimately wind up at the H.J. McFarland Memorial Home site that was being developed as part of an age-in-place concept. In a press release issued Monday, QHC said feedback received from the community about where the new Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital should be located was overwhelmingly in favour of the existing site.

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ARM -IN-ARM Ron Perkin, left and Elizabeth Boultbee, right, raise the arms of a fellow cancer survivor at the 2017 Prince Edward County Relay for Life event at the Prince Edward Community Centre grounds Friday evening. The event raised nealy $41,000 for cancer research. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)

Relay For Life packs cancer-fighting punch into six hours Participants not short on enthusiasm as they manage to raise almost $41,000 to fight dreaded disease JASON PARKS STAFF WRITER

The record will note that it was extremely dry at the rear of the Prince Edward Community Centre during the 2017 Relay for Life survivors walk. Yes, that had to be the answer because watching the brave souls — some close friends, some acquaintances, and some strangers — walking proudly in

those iconic yellow t-shirts indicating they had beaten down the toughest opponent of all- couldn't make this battle-hardened reporter weep and temporarily overcome with emotion. A scaled-back, six hour version of the annual Relay for Life event took place locally Friday evening and while the numbers of participants and funding raised to support Cancer research programs and patient service initia-

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There weren’t any last minute changes of heart or direction by the trustees of the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board Monday night and, as such, two long-time county public education facilities will be shuttered in the coming years. Concluding the seven month Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) process, the Board essentially rubber stamped the decision of the student enrolment/student capacity sub-committee made last week that, locally, will see Pinecrest Memorial School in Bloomfield cease operations after a half century. In September, students in Picton and Hallowell ward in the Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 levels will attend Queen Elizabeth. The senior elementary level at Queen Elizabeth will cease to exist as Grade 7 and 8 students will attend PECI. In the fall of 2018, the board expects to have completed the infrastructure transitions that are required to transform PECI into a Junior Kindergarten-to-Grade 12 facility and a new dawn in public education in the county will fully break on Sept. 4, 2018.

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It looks like the County may be leaving electronic waste collection to those supporting local causes. After hearing concerns from local fundraising groups at last week's committee-of-the-whole meeting, councillors supported a motion indicating the municipality will not offer electronic waste collection at County transfer sites. The motion says electronic waste collection will be performed, scheduled, and advertised by fundraising groups and the municipality will advertise the electronic waste collection days on the County web site. The motion will go forward to council's June 27 meeting for approval. County staff had suggested in May the municipality provide electronics drop-off points at local waste transfer sites as Quinte Waste Solutions advised the municipality they would no longer provide the service here. Staff indicated they didn't

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POTENTIAL IMPACT Local fundraiser Linda Ryan asked councillors to oppose a staff recommendation to install e-waste collection bins at transfer sites as it could impact volunteer groups. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

believe the drop-off points would be a hindrance to local ewaste collection efforts and would ensure the waste didn't end up along roadsides. Linda Ryan organizes electronic waste collection days in Picton and asked council not to move forward with that proposal. She said she believes there would be an impact on fundraising efforts if the County were to offer the service. “To say that putting containers in a couple of the exterior sites isn't going to take away from what we do is completely untrue,” she said. Ryan said she has been

organizing e-waste collection events for seven years. She said she has hosted six events in Belleville, managing to collect between $300–$580 per event. She said she believes the many e-waste drop-off sites throughout the city played a role in the limited interest the events generated. Locally, she said many groups host the events to fundraise for various causes. She said the Kinsmen host collection events and use the money to support projects like the Picton splash pad, minor hockey, soccer, and much more. She said other groups have also

supported the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation, firefighters associations, and local schools. “It's all volunteer-based money that's going to support our community,” she said. “It's important that we keep this among the volunteer groups.” The motion to was put forward by councillor Brad Nieman, who said he believed the County sites would ultimately take dollars away from local fundraising efforts. “It's good that they do it and it's all volunteer time,” he said. “To me, if we had something there, every day we'd get one or two and the next thing you know the bin would be full and you're taking money away from these groups.” Councillor Kevin Gale also supported the motion, saying he didn't believe the municipality should be expanding services. He said in his ward the transfer sites are bustling on weekends and staff are occupied from opening to closing. “I have a really hard time believing it when we say this won't incur any additional staff time — it will in Sophiasburgh,” he said. He said the volunteer groups have provided the service for years and the municipality shouldn't do anything that might negatively impact that.

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Agriculture minister Leal commits $45 million over three years for wine industry Reps share concerns about minimum wage hike, market access ADAM BRAMBURGER STAFF WRITER

Ontario agriculture minister Jeff Leal was in the county Tuesday to announce a $45-million investment in the province’s wine industry, but sector officials aren’t certain the government is doing all it can to help them. Leal made the announcement at Sandbanks Estate Winery in Hillier, west of Wellington, that afternoon at his kick-off to Ontario Wine Week. He said the three-year investment is part of the renewal of the Ontario Wine and Grape Strategy, which started in 2009. In the years since, sales of Vintners Quality Association (VQA) wines have grown from $196 million to $318 million. “Our government, your government, is proud to be helping Ontario’s wine sector scale up and extend your reach to meet growing consumer demand for world-class VQA wines,” he said. “Since the strategy was launched, 2,000 jobs have been created, VQA wine sales in Ontario have increased by 60 per cent, and 50 new wineries have opened their doors in Ontario.” The program, which has been developed in conjunction with wineries and grape growers offers money in two areas. A VQA wine

UNCORKING INVESTMENT Ontario agriculture minister Jeff Leal, right,

introduces a two-year $45 million investment in the province’s wine and grape industry Tuesday as Mayor Robert Quaiff looks on during a media event at Sandbanks Estate Winery. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

support program will offer funding for small- and medium-sized wineries to scale up production, encourage the sale of Ontario VQA wines at the LCBO, assist wineries with market access in grocery stores, and assist with program applications. Another program for marketing and vineyard improvements will also look to bolster the VQA brand, help with marketing and increased retail access, stimulate tourism in wine regions, and support viticulture innovation and technology. That was welcomed news in a sector that provides over $36 billion in economic impact to Ontario agriculture with 7,000 jobs at the over 200 wineries and 500 grape-growing operations

covering 17,000 vineyards. Locally, Sandbanks is an example of that economic impact, co-owner Catherine Langlois said. “I wanted to emphasize how this crazy adventure of a young girl starting a winery in Prince Edward County would not have been possible anywhere else in the world. We come from very humble beginnings. This was a corn field. It is now a success due to your support at our retail location as well as distribution at the LCBO and now in grocery stores,” she said. “We employ over 50 people and provide benefits and year-round employment for over half of these people. As you know, full-time jobs in rural Ontario count for a lot.”

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Library board considering a physical expansion of Picton branch in 2018 Five-year strategic plan details must-do capital projects, guides dialogue regarding desired service and physical upgrades CHAD IBBOTSON STAFF WRITER

Expansion plans appear to be in the works for the Picton branch of the County of Prince Edward Public Library & Archives. The library's plan for 2017 includes preparation for a 2018 capital project at the Picton Library by seeking input through public focus groups to develop a vision for the expanded building. Library board chair John Ambrose presented the library's 2016 annual report and outlined some future plans to councillors at last week's committee-of-thewhole meeting. Ambrose said the board is seeking to elevate library services in the areas it serves. “We want to raise the capabilities of your library system to a higher level as much as we can afford,” he said. He said as a result the board drafted a five-year strategic plan, released last year, which

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outlines the vision for the libraries to 2021. He said the board has also made a list of must-do capital expenditures to comply with regulations — such as expanded accessible washrooms — as well as looking at physical and service upgrades. “We're also building a list of want objectives,” he said. “In other words, if we had the money, how would we improve the service and the facilities for the community? We're just beginning in that area.” He said looking ahead the board will be seeking to establish the capability to fundraise either through public or private sources. Ambrose spent nine years working with the Banting Research Foundation in Toronto and helped establish that organization's fundraising capabilities. He said he believes the same sort of thing can be established for the County libraries. “We believe, because of the goodwill the library has, that we have a large capability to

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raise money,” he said. In the near term, Ambrose said the board's vision will be shaped through community and municipal consultations. He said the board will be organizing community focus groups to get an idea of what the community would want to see in new or added facilities. He said he expects one focus groups ses-

sion to take place within the next month while another is being planned for September. Both are expected to be led by a professional moderator. Ambrose pointed to assessments conducted through the library board's finance committee, which he said showed the library has some financial flexibility to support new programs or facility upgrades. He said the numbers aren't only positive right now, they're improving and that doesn't even count possible future organized fundraising. “With our auditor we've done a calculation of how much money we can use for capital facilities so as not to put the library at risk — in other words keep a safe margin,” he said. “We came up with $402,000 — a terrific start if we want to make any changes.” The libraries have a total circulation — including both print and digital items — of 180,952. A total of 4,878 new items were added to the collection last year.

Circulation across country branches increased six per cent overall. The 2016 annual report says the library focused on attracting new people by offering an array of programs, noting that 11,213 people attended events last year. Ambrose said the County libraries have many strengths, but also have some weaknesses. “This is not a perfect organization, some of the facilities are aging, we have a changing environment, not only inside the community, but outside that make life in the library challenging,” he said. He said there is new competition from other libraries that are offering new services, however, he said the local libraries still stack up well. Additional plans for 2017 to help achieve the library's strategic goals included taking a leadership role in the County Reads as part of the Prince Edward County Authors Festival and introducing online program registration.

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Canada’s first permanent Downie-Wenjack Legacy Room dedicated at Books & Company Spaces will invite Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to share stories and promote reconciliation ADAM BRAMBURGER STAFF WRITER

For Mike Downie and his wellknown brother Gord, the front man of the Tragically Hip, the conversation about the legacy of abuse at Canada’s residential schools started in a comfortable gathering place. They’re hopeful a product of their discussion over lunch will help others across the country to come together to talk about past systemic injustices to Indigenous peoples and the road to healing and reconciliation. A major step in that process came last Tuesday in a community the Downie family has embraced since a young age. Attending a celebration for the Four Directions arts education program at Books & Company, Mike Downie announced the back room at Miss Lily’s Cafe would become the first DownieWenjack Legacy Room. A filmmaker by trade, Downie shared a story about how he listened to a radio documentary four-and-a-half years ago about Chanie Wenjack, an Anishinaabe boy who was taken away from his parents at age 9 and taken to an overnight residential school for native children some 600 km away near Kenora. Wejack escaped from the school in 1966 and attempted to walk home. He eventually succumbed to hunger

and the harsh Northern Ontario conditions. At lunch in Toronto’s Riverdale neighbourhood, Mike shared the story with Gord and added more information he’d researched about the story and about the residential schools that impacted an estimated 150,000 children and their families. “Over lunch, we decided we were going to figure out a way to tell this story. We were so moved by it and we were so embarrassed that we really didn’t know anything about the residential schools. Maybe, we just knew of them,” Mike said. The brothers started out thinking they’d do a live action film to share the story. They reached out to different writers they knew, but months passed and no one really reached out. Suddenly, Mike received a call from his younger brother. “I’ve got some news,” Gord told him. Mike thought maybe his brother’s celebrity connections had worked, but instead, he received a puzzling bit of information. His brother offered that he had written a poem. “I’m the older brother. Sometimes I just think things and don’t say anything. I thought to myself, ‘A poem? What are we going to do with a poem?’ In my outside voice, I said ‘That’s amazing, Gord. I’d love to see it.’”

PROMOTING RECONCILIATION Mike Downie talks about how he and his brother Gord, the lead singer of The Tragically Hip, worked to start the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund at the dedication of Canada’s first Downie-Wenjack Legacy Room at Books & Company last Tuesday. The room will promote the sharing of stories. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

Mike said he did not understand at the time the way an artist’s mind works and how Gord was going to make a difference simply by writing a poem. He was spending night after night internalizing what Chanie may have been feeling as he left “something bad” to see somewhere “warm, safe, and good” and prepared to deliver the feelings that produced in a format that made sense to him and

inspired change. “He was doing what artists have always done — opening our eyes, opening our minds, and opening our hearts,” he recalled. “Later, it all made sense. Gordie wrote 10 poems. Those 10 poems became 10 songs. They influenced a book, The Secret Path, illustrated by Jeff Lemire with 10 chapters. The CBC created an animated film with documentary footing… but first, it all started with an artist

saying ‘I’ve got to to something.’” In the wake of that public awareness, the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund was started with the intent of fostering new and improved relationships between Indigenous and nonIndigenous people across Canada. Not long after the fund was created, Mike shared that Chief Morley Googoo of the Waycobah First Nation in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland had mother suggestion whose significance again might have seemed a bit beyond his comprehension. Over dinner at a steakhouse in Halifax, the chief came up with the idea of a legacy room where Indigenous and non-Indigenous people could meet and share stories to help promote healing. “What I didn’t realize was a legacy room could be a first step. The Secret Path was a first step for some people, the legacy room could be the first step toward indigenizing a space. The feedback we’re getting is just that.” While that development was taking place, two musicians living in Sophiasburgh, Melissa Larkin and D’Ari Lisle had been travelling across Canada trying to create just the type of education the brothers had been hoping for. Through their arts education initiative, Darkspark, Larkin and Lisle received a grant to work with Quinte Mohawk School students to tell their own history through songwriting and music production. The students there

challenged them to take the project, dubbed Four Directions, across the country. The project had a huge impact and it caught the attention of the organizers of the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund. Lisle recalled that as they planned a celebration showcase the project, coinciding with the completion of the project at their first non-Indigenous school, Sophiasburgh Central, they envisioned sharing their project in the community space of the Lipson Room above Books & Company. When pitching that idea, they decided to go one further and make a pitch for a legacy room. “The bookstore and cafe are such important staples in our community — It’s a hub already,” he said. “We felt to mark this 150th birthday in a way that was truly meaningful to us and would be meaningful to these kids as well as honour the work in Tyendinaga we imagined a legacy room here. Everybody got behind the idea right away, the entire community mobilized to make it happen.” Books & Company co-owner David Sweet said he had about two weeks to consider the idea, but it really didn’t take that long. He discussed it with his partners and watched videos of the songs produced in Tyendinaga and in Sophiasburgh.

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Sophiasburgh educators go coast-to-coast teaching lessons on atrocities, healing through music Four Directions Project involves first class from non-Indigenous school ADAM BRAMBURGER STAFF WRITER

An important chorus in Canada’s movement toward awareness and reconciliation for atrocities toward Indigenous people started along the shores of the Bay of Quinte in 2014. Last week, it returned to add an important new verse. At Books & Company Tuesday, Sophiasburgh Central School students joined with Darkspark musicians and educators Melissa Larkin and D’Ari Lisle to premier the songs they wrote and recorded part of the Four Directions Project, an experiential learning exercise that began at the Quinte Mohawk School (QMS). About 200 people enthusiastically listened and applauded the effort. Sophiasburgh was the first school from a non-Indigenous community to embrace the program led by two residents in its own back yard. Larkin said the project started as a means to engage young people through the arts. “We created Darkspark as a way for us to engage with youth and to teach about songwriting as a means of expression so that students and youth could expand their opportunity to express themselves if they’re going through something challenging. A lot of the communities we’re working in, there’s a lot going on,” she said. After travelling to Alberta and British Columbia to teach science and poetry through songwriting, Darkspark received a contract in 2014 to work at the QMS on the Tyendinaga territory. With help from an Ontario Arts Council grant, they were able to spend an entire month there teaching colonial history and music. “We spent a whole month with this Grade 8 class and what ended up happening was beyond our wildest dreams. The students wrote five songs about colonial history and how it had impacted them, their communities, and their families,” Larkin recalled. “At the end of that time, they released an EP. They had a whole five-song disc they released nationally. They decided they wanted to raise money for missing and murdered Indigenous women through the sales of the disc, which they did successfully.” When the project drew to a close, the students challenged Darkspark to take the project to the end of the four directions of

SHARING THEIR SONG A group of senior Sophiasburgh Central School students discusses its Four Directions Project experience at Books & Company last Tuesday as Darkspark educator D’Ari Lisle listens. Sophiasburgh was the first non-Indigenous school to take part. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

Canada, hence the name Four Directions, which was derived from the pop band One Direction, which was popular then. One of the songs Lisle said he found inspiring from that first project was called Roadblock. He said it specifically addresses the issue of how Indigenous women make up three per cent of the Canadian population, but are 10 per cent of all murder victims. “The reason I love Roadblock is it confronts missing and murdered Indigenous women and it was written by Grade 8 Mohawk boys. They reflected, researched the issue and decided they really felt it was a men’s issue. They wanted to create a song that was a call to boys, young men, old men — all men — to have a conversation and do something about it.” A lyric from the song went “If this was you, what would you do? We’re setting up a roadblock. Every feather in the flock, come together and make it stop. We’re shutting down the highway of tears.” Larkin explained usually the students wrote their songs in groups. They develop the beats and instrumentation with those groups and help fine tune phrasing. The ideas come directly from the students after they learn stories of the residential schools that impacted over 150,000 young people from across Canada and their families. Following Tyendinaga, the Four Directions Project visited Haida Gwaii, on British Columbia’s Queen Charlotte Islands, and the Mi’kmaq community of Potlotek on Cape Breton Island. In each spot, the students researched their history. The Haida Gwaii trip

occurred the same week the Truth and Reconciliation Committee released its report acknowledging the residential schools crisis. In that island community, it wasn’t news however. Each student in the class had a grandparent, parent, aunt or uncle who was taken to residential schools because there were none on the island. Technically, it was a difficult place to complete a project as some of the students were deeply impacted. One group of girls was uncomfortable even having men present in the room while they shared their songs. They had to have a safe space created and Listle said they actually came into school after-hours on a one-onone basis to record. Their heartfelt song spoke about children being taken while the church looked the other way. Among the lyrics were “Taken away and forced to stay, they cut us down like cedar trees… From the moment we arrived, we had to fight just to survive. Am I dead? Am I alive? Can my spirit be revived? We were abused, couldn’t escape. Culture gone, we were betrayed. Silent no more, we’ve got too much to say.” On the east coast, there was a more hopeful message in one of the songs produced in a reserve that doesn’t have potable water. Lisle said the song reinforces not all the tales were heavy and dark, but some spoke of positive change. A lyric: “We were treated like animals, but they couldn’t break us. I can’t take this thing off my chest, so listen. Gonna light a fire, no more darkness rising from the east. We’re going to stand up, we’re going to rise up, rewrite our history…”

Larkin said even in Indigenous communities, there’s not a lot of curriculum geared to discuss residential schools yet. She said part of the mission of Four Directions is to break down barriers to teaching. “We’re working on something bigger because what we hear a lot of times when we go into classrooms is ‘How do we teach this?’ It comes up again and again. As a non-Indigenous woman, I struggle with some of these things. Going into classrooms and having these conversations, I wonder what’s my place in these conversations. I feel such deep shame and such deep guilt about this history, but I think admitting that opens up the floor to having really incredible intercultural dialogues and allows reconciliation to take place.” Through the work of the students in song, she said those conversations can reach other young people and their families as they’re preparing. It fosters a conversation about the Indian Act, which placed Indigenous Canadians on reserves, introduced Indian agents to govern their affairs, and paved way for residential schools to remove students from being raised in a culture of “savages,” as first prime minister Sir John A. Macdonald suggested at the time. With Sophiasburgh being the first non-Indigenous school involved, Larkin said students had a chance to place themselves in the positions of those scared native children and imagine what life would have been like. “The Sophiasburgh students had no idea of this history. Many people still don’t. When we talk about this, we talk about loss, we

talk about trauma, and about what would happen to you if your culture was taken away, your home was taken away, and the ability to practice your spirituality was taken away — It was not only taken away, but it was illegal and then people came in and removed your children,” she said. “What would happen? That would break communities… We’re talking about intergenerational trauma.” As the local students were researching to write their songs, they listened to music from other communities. They also had QMS students come to talk to them about their own experiences. For over two weeks, the students in Steve O’Brien’s Grade 7-8 class immersed themselves in the subject before finalizing the songs they released Tuesday. Principal Rob McFadden said the school was searching for an experiential learning environment that would take students beyond simply learning by doing to applying the material they learned to their songwriting and making connections. “There’s some really good research that shows greater student engagement and student motivation when they can connect what they’re learning to situations they care about in their communities,” he said. McFadden believes the education system can be a significant tool for building cultural understanding and mutual respect, but noted teacher training and textbooks lag behind. Fortunately, Darkspark helped bring his school ford and he hopes others will take action too. “Schools really need to take the first step toward that call.”

The administrator called the experience “powerful,” adding it brought students out of their comforts zones to express their emotions in public. “Subsequently, tonight they’re learning about the power of songs to influence social change, what that has to offer them, and what they have to offer to the world. Indeed, the actions of a few can make a difference for many.” The student groups rolled out songs with themes like finding light from darkness, learning the truth, being optimistic and hopeful, making a commitment to action, and meeting the challenge to do something. Some of the students speaking about the process spoke about the deep meaning to the lyrics they wrote. Many actually stated the hardest part of the process was actually singing the songs themselves — though some found an appreciation for the autotune feature. Among the lyrics to the songs “A dark, dark stain, our home on native land. Loss of language, loss of culture, stolen children from their homes. Laws against them, little option… How would it feel to run in their shoes. Generations. Scars that run deep. The truth is waiting to be set free. Shine a light on it…” and “Everything that we thought to be true, everything we thought we knew turned upside down, all for the Crown… How can we go on knowing that what we did was wrong? Why did we hide the truth from our youth for so long?” Troy Maracle, the Mohawk education co-ordinator with the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board congratulated the students on behalf of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and its band council. “If they were here, they’d be so impressed with seeing the turnout here tonight. I was at the school earlier today and we were so impressed. The work they’ve done is incredible,” he said. Grade 8 students from across the county visited Sophiasburgh earlier in the day to learn from their colleagues about the lessons learned and music made. For Larkin and Lisle, it was a nice way for their work to come full circle. In the future, they say they’re hopeful to see their work recognized in provincial curricula and delivered in more Indigenous and non-Indigenous classrooms. Their next stop will be an Arctic expedition where they’ll lead Inuit students in songwriting. To see videos featuring some of the songs produced, see www.darkspark.ca/fourdirections.

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“It was incredible. That was the deciding factor seeing those videos. We obviously decided we were going to do this,” he said. “For a community to be healthy and thrive, it’s people need to feel at ease to communicate openly with one another. People of different cultures and backgrounds learn about each other through sharing their stories. The legacy

room will provide a place within the community where Indigenous and non-Indigenous people will meet to share stories, art, and music. We hope that sharing brings reconciliation.” Sweet indicated the back room at Miss Lily’s would be designated as a legacy room. He received a print of Gord Downie and Wenjack that will hang in the space as well as a kit of literature and resources to help spark the con-

versation. Mike Downie indicated there are a number of openings of permanent legacy rooms planned all across the country, but the Picton one is the first to open. Considering the role the county has played in the lives of his family, he said it was fitting. “It’s emotional for me driving into Picton. It starts with Gord and I, our sisters and our brother Patrick driving into the county.

We’re from Amherstview. We would drive down Hwy 33, come across the ferry and spend summers at the Sandbanks. Those were really good times. Of course, when Gord had his own family he bought this really beautiful cottage on Cressy Lakeside Road. He spent many, many summers coming to the county. I can tell you these were probably the best family times for Gord and his kids.” Mike said he’s often asked

how his brother, who was just inducted into the Order of Canada Monday, is doing as he lives with terminal brain cancer. The reply is that “Gord is doing really, really well these days.” “He is very busy. He’s been writing songs with a lot of his old friends…He’s writing songs and recording songs. He’s really living his life. He is a great lesson to me, our family, our friends and just about every Canadian I meet

because he’s doing what we’re all meant to do. That’s to get on with things, make a difference, and live your life every day.” According to Mike, his brother has been following Darkspark’s efforts and has been apprised of the way a community he loves rallied to answer his call to action during The Tragically Hip’s last concert in Kingston last August. “He sends his very, very best,” he said.


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It’s time for a commitment to seriously study parliamentary reforms

MEMBERS of Canada’s Senate sent an amended budget bill back to the House of Commons for consideration this week in a move that is likely to spark further debate about the role of the upper chamber on Parliament Hill. While some would argue the unelected Senate should stand down and accept the budget and timeline their elected brethren down the hall passed, but then, that just circles back around to the argument about why the Senate still exists in Canada and the broader question surrounding representative government. Should a government that’s elected to a majority without a majority of the popular vote have carte blanche to move its legislative agenda through without a sober second thought? Most Canadians would probably answer in the negative. In light of that, Senators provide another set of eyes and opinions on what governance is best for the public. It seems reasonable to suggest that while the Senate exists, it should weigh in on policy and suggest changes to legislation it feels are important. Ultimately, while the House of Commons may not agree with those proposed changes, the action itself draws media and public to the debate and it might put pressure on representatives

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to seek a compromise that better serves the public. Those types of checks and balances form the basis for effective governance. A more effective solution, however, would for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his cabinet, and leaders at the provincial level as well to make more than a token reference to reforming Canada’s electoral system. The answer may be in one of the many forms of proportional representation being advocated, it may be in forming an elected Senate, and it may include even include abolishing the Senate if Canadians are confident the body of politicians they elect fully represents the will of the people. One innovation whose time appears far past due is a mechanism to recall individual members before their term is up, provided their constituents are unsatisfied with their representation to date. That would keep the political apparatus sharp as parties would know they cannot allow a disconnect with voters. There are many paths to a better governance model than one that puts such responsibility in the hands of unelected officials. No doubt, the diversity of ideas won’t make it easy, but the roads leading in various directions all start with a common step — the decision to take action and seek change.

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THE OTHER WINNERS The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital (PECMH) was the big winner at the third annual Re./Max Teeing Up For Health Care Golf Classic last Tuesday at the Picton Golf and Country Club as $27,500 was raised. The money will go toward telemetry monitors that will allow medical staff to watch the heart conditions of four emergency patients. The total cost of the equipment is $41,588..PECMH foundation communications co-ordinator Briar Boyce said a strong committee and enthusiastic sponsorship allowed the tournament to stay on par with past years.Between 60-70 per cent of the golfers returned from past years.A big fundraiser this year was the live and silent auction with a team-signed stick from the Toronto Maple Leafs fetching a high $1,050 from Steve Parks of Bloomfield. Pictured is the low-scoring group of Sean McKinney, Joe Letersky, Bill Heron and Brad Whitteker who shot 12 under par. (Briar Boyce/For The Gazette)

Stories From Our Past 1937

n Picton’s downtown was filled with banners and pennants and painters were busy putting fresh coats on homes and businesses ahead of the giant centennial celebrations planned for the end of the month. George Cook said the decorations at his Regent Theatre would not be outdone. n Mayor Manly Scott was to formally open the Prince Edward Yacht Club clubhouse on the harbour. Following the presentation, guests would be entertained by Doc Featherstone and the club’s seven-piece marine band. n Hydro poles were installed from Picton to Cherry Valley making it likely that hydro service would soon be offered to Cherry Valley, Milford, and Salmon Point.

1957

n Three New York State men were apprehended after breaking into a Consecon home through a window. The homeowner called police and his neighbour, a United Church minister, reported New York licence plates and a description of one of the men. They were found at a cottage on Wellers Bay. A fishing reel, a boat motor, and cash were stolen. n County council passed a bylaw that would require hunters not residing in Prince Edward County to pay $10 per year to be licenced to hunt in the municipality. n A coroner’s inquest found driver William Rand was not responsible in the death of Burton Pringle in a accident at Bongard’s. It called for road improvements.

1977

n Milford men James Rorabeck and Alan McIntosh found a large propeller while scuba diving at Gull Pond near Pt. Petre. They enlisted friends to bring the 12-footlong item onto shore in three days. It was believed it belonged to the steam barge Owen, which went ashore near there while carrying a load of wheat in 1902. n Prince Edward-Hastings MP George Hees argued it was incumbent on Canadians to let Quebeckers know it wouldn’t be business-as-usual if the province were to separate. Free movement of people and goods could be curtailed, he argued. n The county received three-quarters of an inch of badly needed rain to provide relief of near-drought conditions.

1997

n Picton businesses and politicians continued to raise concern over a Loblaws proposal for a Your Independent Grocer store west of town. They suggested the concern wasn’t just that Loblaws was building a grocery store, but it also may include eight addon businesses including a hair salon, a bookstore, a drug store, a video rental outlet, dry cleaning services, and a wine rack. n An Ameliasburgh man was fined $1,500 after hunting deer out-of-season in November 1996. The man also had his hunting privileges cancelled for one year. n Women’s Institute members celebrated the centenary of their organizations, which was founded by Adelaide Hoodless of Stoney Creek, Ont. in 1897.

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Archives receives Orange Lodge records

When people ask me what I do for a living and learn that I’m an archivist, they often pause for a moment. “What exactly does an archivist do?” is the next question they generally ask. Much more than a catalogued collection of old paperwork, archives serve as a repository of our collective social memory. The records housed in archives reflect moments in time of the local community. Connecting the past to the present to the future is very much what an archivist does every day. Quite literally, the County Archives are the evidence of the lives of those who lived before us. Carefully curated archives provide a snapshot of local history, keeping records that contain evidentiary and historic value for future generations to learn from. The goal of an archives with a geographic mandate – such as the County of Prince Edward Archives – is to not only preserve historical material but to make it readily accessible to the public.

ACCESS NEW ORANGE LODGE RECORDS

Recently, the Archives had the privilege of receiving records from the Orange Lodge of Picton. What makes this acquisition so interesting is that the organization included records from former lodges, some of which no longer exist such as: Allisonville, Bloomfield, Cherry Valley, Consecon, Enniskillin, Hillier, Rednersville, Wellington and Woodville. As the Orange Lodge records are accessioned, appraised and

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catalogued into the County Archives collection, I am learning many interesting details about local history. For instance, one of the Orange Lodge of Picton’s more famous members was none other than Prince Edward County’s Wellington Boulter. In addition to opening one of the first canning factories in the county, Boulter was a town council member who also served two terms as mayor. An active community member, Boulter managed the Loyal True Blue Orphanage in Picton as well as established the Orange Lodge in Picton. Some of the most exciting items I’ve ever had the privilege of holding are actual letters written by this famous County resident.

PRESERVING OUR AUDIO HISTORY

I’m excited to share that we’ve re-

ceived funding from Young Canada Works to hire an audio preservation assistant this summer. The assistant will be digitizing all obsolete audio media formats currently housed at the Archives. Once in digital format, we’ll upload these records to our database and make these files more broadly available, potentially even through our social media channels. In many cases, we will be working with the only existing copies of local oral testimony. This is an exciting endeavor as it will ultimately allow the public to access a wealth of information that would have been otherwise unusable in the not-too-distant future.

SEARCH FOR LOCAL HISTORY ONLINE

If you’re planning a reunion as part of your Canada 150 and PEC 225 celebrations, information about local history is a great way to engage your guests. Or perhaps your organization has a long history in the County and would like to share some records with the Archives to mark this milestone year? The County Archives are located at the rear of the Wellington library branch and operate on the same five-day schedule as the branch. We also have an online database that you can access 24/7. To learn more about the Archives and how we can help you uncover fascinating local history, please visit pecarchives.org or contact me directly at krichardson@peclibrary.org or 613-399-2023.

Put your memories on paper with memoir workshop

“My small stack of memoirs put together over the past seven weeks gives me a sense of accomplishment. I am proud of myself taking this course and finally committing to writing my memoirs. Otherwise my past would stay in my head, never recorded. I have learned to tap into memory fragments, drag them to consciousness, and transform them from vague thoughts into little stories. Even the minutest happenings in my life can be put on paper. Writing my stories reacquaints me with people no longer in my life, and I enjoy their company again as I recall a time together. Looking back with adult eyes brings understanding and appreciation. I see hardships my grandmother faced in what I previously thought of as an easy, untroubled life. When my descendants read my stories, I hope they will gain insight, and feel encouragement and love from the bond of family that stretches over generations.” The above was written by Jean Brown from Yarker, Ontario, on April 3, 2003 after taking a memoirs course (used by permission).

limited. Note that date was being confirmed at press time. To register or for more information call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493.

TAG DAYS JUNE 23-24

Community Care volunteers will be stationed throughout The County to sell tags in support of programs to help seniors live at home. Please give generously.

INFO FOR SENIORS

Debbie MacDonald Moynes

Community Care is offering a three-hour workshop on writing your memoirs. No writing experience is necessary. The writing your memoirs workshop will take place in Picton. It will be led by Diane Taylor, author of The Gift of Memoir: Show Up, Open Up, Write. Topics discussed will include defining genres, best age for writing a memoir, where to start, why record your stories, memory retrieval strategy and many more. Handouts will be provided. All are welcome. Space is

CONSECON SENIORS LUNCHEON SOCIAL

Come on out and enjoy lunch with old and new friends on Wednesday, June 28 at noon. The menu features, homemade soup, bangers and mash, vegetables, coleslaw, coconut cream pie, bread and butter, coffee and tea all catered by Bill Grieve, the chef with Wheel House and Occasions Catering. The cost is $10 per person. Reserve your place by the Tuesday prior at noon by calling 613476-7493. Take out meals are available. This meal can also be delivered to housebound seniors who live in Consecon.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Why I choose to not celebrate Canada 150

Many Indigenous people and non-Indigenous people, like me, reject celebrating Canada 150. Nonetheless, the dominant narrative continues as stores overflow with red maple leaf merchandise aiming to build our nationalistic fervor. Do we even know exactly what it is we’re celebrating? Are we considering that we are here because colonizers came to these shores and stole the land? Do we give a second thought to Canada’s responsibility for the genocide of Indigenous peoples? What we are being told to celebrate this Canada Day is, in fact, a political event that took place 150 years ago when a group of white men in power —men responsible for the colonization and largely the genocide of Indigenous people, by the way - organized the Province of Canada (Ontario and Quebec), Nova Scotia and New Brunswick to form the Dominion of Canada. To celebrate this, government is now spending more than a half a billion tax dollars. Still, we talk about reconciliation with Indigenous people, but we are nowhere near making reparations. Government contin-

ues to deny native treaty claims and it operates on unceded territory. It ignores rampant systemic poverty, limits freedoms through the Indian Act, and violates the basic human rights of First Nation, Inuit and Métis people. Let’s consider how many of us were worried in the County recently about possible contamination of our drinking water when a barge sank in Picton bay. Meanwhile, over 100 First Nations communities live every day with ongoing lack of access to safe drinking water. This is just one example of the numerous injustices perpetrated on people whose land we stole and from which we’ve benefitted enormously, and continue to live on. So when people say, “Can’t you just move on and enjoy this big confederation Canada 150 birthday bash?” I shake my head. If we are serious about restitution and transforming our relationships with Indigenous people, we need to engage in decolonization, not just reconciliation. We need to remove the existing power imbalance. Colonization isn’t over. As Anishinaabe filmmaker, writer, and comedian Ryan McMahon

contends, “it's an on-going system and structure that negatively affects Indigenous peoples and, in turn, Canadians.” McMahon has produced an insightful podcast for CBC radio called 12 Steps to Decolonizing Canada. Gathering friends to hear it on July 1 may be a good way to mark the day. Lastly, I fully appreciate that by sheer luck in the lottery of birth, I’m living on this beautiful land and I’m thankful for that good fortune, but I cannot celebrate Canada 150. As Pamela Palmeter, Mi'kmaw citizen of Eel River Bar First Nation wrote, “No amount of token showcasing of Indigenous art, songs or dances in Canada's 150th celebration will stop the intergenerational pain and suffering, suicides, police abuse, sub-standard health care, housing and water, or the extinction of the majority of Indigenous languages.” With that in mind, I’ll get together with like-minded friends on July 1 and we’ll be thinking about these issues. I hope others will, too. Christine Renaud South Marysburgh

Trustees appear disengaged through ARC process Where does one start with this school closure and consolidation issue; the poor timing, the lack of logistical planning, trustees who seem to be completely disengaged from the concerns of their constituents, the disengaged parents, or miscellaneous minutiae which seem to never have been addressed? Let’s deal with the miscellany, as it may be the most straightforward of the issues. The board is closing Pinecrest as of the end of this school year (in less than two weeks) and all of these students will be attending Queen Elizabeth in Picton. Even when they dispose of the Grade 7 and 8 classes to PECI in September 2017, by my rough calculations, there will be over 400 students in a school with 21 classrooms when a minimum of 24 will be required. Never mind that some additional Kindergarten rooms may need additional washroom facilities. Then there are the special needs students from Pinecrest that need to be accommodated. Where? Who knows! Then there is the school start time issue. If the board had come

out with a statement assuring the Pinecrest students and parents that their school start time will not change right at the outset of the process months ago — which also means that Queen Elizabeth and PECI would start later - it may have alleviated a lot of peoples’ concerns, and we may have looked upon this process in a more positive light. This oversight by the board illustrates the utter absence of forethought and playing the game of give-and-take properly. At the board meeting this past Monday, catchment areas were altered for other schools in Hastings as required, but none in Prince Edward County. Surely, it would benefit some students from Pinecrest, with shorter bus rides, to attend Athol-South Marysburgh or C.M.L. Snider. The trustees were apparently asleep at the wheel on this one. We as ARC members tried to help the board with this juggling act (with very limited positive feedback or discussion of any sort) and I fully expect to get a letter from the school board a week before school starts, telling us which

school my daughter will be attending, as the “facilities are not quite ready”. In fact, I would not be surprised at all if anything even transpires by September 2017. This is where they are going to bog down in a big way. The time line is just impossible, unless they have a magic wand to wave around which none of us are aware of. If they do, someone has apparently misplaced the instruction manual. As a community we can be held accountable as well. We have not made the effort to participate in any way to have a robust election campaign to elect trustees recently. Our non-elected trustee appears not in the least bit interested in the views of the community and voted against the motion to keep Sophiasburgh Central open, simply demonstrating outright disdain for the efforts that those parents and the community were making to come up with a creative solution to a problem. Shame on you Trustee Inch! Matti Kopamees Picton

Local trustee’s stance on Sophiasburgh puzzling

It is time for Dwayne Inch to resign. He has forgotten who he represents — the families in Prince Edward County. It is bad enough that the county has only two representatives on the public school board, but when one of them forgets what his role is, the results lead to the devastation of the school system in the county. Inch has been invisible during this consolidation process being pushed by the senior staff of the board. One has to wonder if Inch's loyalties lie with the board staff over the children,

parents, and potential business families. Inch states that parents of Sophiasburgh Central School children and specifically the Sophiasburgh ARC are not putting the students first and that their education will suffer. The question needs to be asked: One what basis does he make these statements? Does he have an advanced degree in finance or does he have an advanced degree in economic development? As a former chair of the board, when the rubber hits the road, he offers no creative alter-

natives, he fails to support the mayor and councillor Bill Roberts, and instead, he spouts negatives and acts as a mouthpiece for senior staff who only have to deal with one board member from the county. Dwayne, do the right thing and resign now so we parents have a strong voice at the board who is not afraid to step on toes and who believes the long-term growth of the county requires a strong education presence now and in the future. Don Houghton


10 JUNE 22, 2017

The Picton Gazette

Uncork Canada tasting event grows in third year Fundraiser attracts wine lovers from near and far

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)

Whattam’s is proud to present…” Free Family Movie Day” at The Regent Theatre, the last Sunday of each month at 2pm. June 25th Feature “Surf’s Up 2: Wave Mania”.

SPACE IS AVAILABLE TO all non-profit groups or organizations that serve 'The County' ONLY. Calendar items can be faxed 4763031, email communitycalendar@whattamfuneralhome.com or placed in drop box at the side door of the Funeral Home by Saturday at noon. E-MAIL, staff@whattamfuneralhome.com & for community calendar, communitycalendar@whattamfuneralhome.com PICTON UNITED CHURCH COUNTY FOOD BANK: All donations are gratefully accepted. Please drop off donations at the Food Bank, 12 Chapel St Picton on Friday mornings 9-11:30. Or at the Picton United Church office TuesFri 9-11:30. Contact Ron 813-1970. LOYALIST HUMANE SOCIETY: Always in need of food, litter, cleaning supplies, paper products as well as kitten food canned & dry. SENIORS COFFEE CLUB: Monday-Friday 8am-11am at the H.O.P.E. Centre King St. Downstairs. Coffee & snacks $1. Come join us for a visit & a chat. All welcome. THE WHAT NOT SHOP: St. Andrew’s Anglican Church Wellington (basement) is open Canada Day 10am-2pm selling clothes, shoes, dishes etc. Other hours Tues 10am-12noon. Thurs 2-4pm. AL-ANON MEETINGS NEW LOCATION: (adults) Meets 8pm every Tuesday at HOPE CHURCH, 46 King St. Picton. Parking, Giant Tiger Parking Lot. Entrance, lower entrance from parking lot. For persons affected by someone’s drinking. Info 1-866-951-3711. TOPS 4918: Meets at the Hope Centre at 46 King St. Picton every Wednesday. Weigh-in 6pm to 6:45pm. Meeting 6:45 to 7:30pm. Info Sheila 476-2786. 5th ANNUAL WELLINGTON CLASSIC FOR CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES – Thursday July 6th at 1:30pm Wellington on the Lake Golf Course. We are raising money for a Telemedicine unit for PEC. Scramble format for nine holes of golf, cart, turkey dinner, wine & incredible silent auction. Help to improve youth & child mental health via Telemedicine as there are no child psychiatrists in either Hastings or PEC. Tickets $80/person ($60 for members of WOTL Golf Course) & $25 for dinner only. Contact Kate Brookfield 399-9060. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: Mon July 17-Fri July 21, 9am-12noon. It’s Free! Friendship United Church, 2765 Cty Rd 5 Demorestville. Contact Leslie 403-7729 or EAST5@KOS.NET www.friendshipchurch.ca. 24th ANNUAL ART IN THE COUNTY EXHIBITION & SALE – Begins Fri June 23 until Sun July 9 at Books & Co, 2nd Floor Gallery, 289 Main St Picton. Hours 10am-6pm Mon-Sat, until 5pm Sundays, until 3pm July 9th. Admission $3 for adults, kids 12 & under Free. Free admission on Canada Day courtesy of The Elizabeth Crombie Real Estate Team. www.artinthecounty.com. ARTS ON MAIN GALLERY ANNIVERSARY SHOW: Featuring a unique collection of art from 25 County Artists. Runs until August 28. Open daily 10-5 pm. LINEDANCE CLASSES: With Diane for fun & fitness to Country & Contemporary music. June 26th (4:30-6:45pm) at the Picton Town Hall (above the old Fire Hall) 2 Ross St. $5 including refreshments. Info contact, 476-9796 or IBlai49@aol.com. Schedule for Monday classes will run until Dec/17. In support of Hospice PE. CONSECON LEGION BR 509: Weekly Tuesdays Moon Shot Euchre @ 7pm & Thursdays Summer Mixed Fun Darts @ 7pm. These events are open to the Public. JUNE 22: BINGO IN THE COUNTY – Hosted by the Wellington & District Lions Club. 6:45pm start, doors open at 6pm in the Highline Hall, Wellington Community Centre. Join us for this weekly event for some fun, friendship & an entertaining evening. Call Betty Wight at 399-3105 for further info. Proceeds to local organizations. JUNE 22: QUARTER MOON COFFEE HOUSE – Baxter Arts Centre Bloomfield, 7:30pm sharp. Live open stage music, great mix of amateur & professional music styles. Free admission, donations accepted. JUNE 23: SONRISE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY STRAWBERRY SOCIAL & LIVE AUCTION FUNDRAISER – Begins at 5:30pm at 58 Johnson St. Pig Roast & Chicken BBQ by Barn & Country BBQ Catering with Strawberries & ice cream for dessert. (By donation). Followed by a Live Auction with Gerald Koopmans, featuring a stunning handmade cedar strip canoe & many more exciting auction items. JUNE 23: FREDDY VETTE & HIS RHINESTONE PLOWBOYS – 8pm at the HOPE Centre (King & Elizabeth St’s) Picton. Tickets $20/person at the door. Lets welcome Freddy & his new band to a full house while supporting this

QEMA which will put paint on The Victoria Schoolhouse in Ameliasburgh. Refreshments, 50/50, silent auction & door prizes. A night of great country music! JUNE 24: SHRED A THON – At Picton No Frills 13311 Loyalist Pkwy 10am-2pm. Secure & confidential shredding of personal documents by Iron Mountain $10/bankers box. All proceeds to Hospice PE. Info 645-4040 x 205 or hospiceprinceedward.ca. Charitable receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more. JUNE 24: CONSECON LEGION BR 509 BASS DERBY – Begins Saturday 12:01 to 6pm Saturday. Age 12 yrs & up. Cost $25 for 2 person team. Cash prizes. Tickets available at the Legion & Luckys Gas Carrying Place. Fish Fry included. JUNE 24: STRAWBERRY TEA – Noon to 3pm, St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, 335 Main St. Picton (across from Shire Hall). Fancy sandwiches, local strawberries, homemade cake with ice cream, tea/coffee. $10. JUNE 24: LADIES AID HAM & STRAWBERRY SOCIAL – At West Lake Community Church, 1901 Cty Rd 12. Serving 5-7pm. Music by Jenny Shepherd & Lisa Peeling. Proceeds go to local charities. Donations only. JUNE 24: PICTON ELK’S LODGE CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT – Briar Fox Golf Course $90/person. To register call 476-2445 or 645-2141. JUNE 24/25: E WASTE DISPOSAL DAYS – At Picton Home Hardware 8am-4pm both days. JUNE 24: CANADIAN FIDDLE CHAMPION SCOTT WOODS – With the Twin Fiddle Express Band. Traditional, Country, Western Swing, Gospel, Humour. Step-dancing. Picton United Church(476-6050) at 7pm. Visa/Mastercard 1855-726-8896 or at the Door. JUNE 25: THE KATNIP TEA – Benefit concert for Loyalist Humane Society at Glenwood Chapel, 47 Ferguson St. Picton. Featured performers will be tenor Julian Gallo, vocalists Lenni Stewart & Lorain Sine & accompanist Tom Dietzel. This event includes a silent auction, starting at 1:30pm with the concert to follow at 2pm. Auction resumes at intermission. Tickets $10 at the door with light refreshments included. JUNE 25: CONSECON UNITED CHURCH STRAWBERRY SOCIAL – Including cake & ice cream from 4-7pm. Adults $8, kids 5-12yrs $3. Under 5yrs free. All welcome! JUNE 25: FREE CONCERT IN THE PARK WITH “THE REASONS” – North Marysburgh Recreation Centre, 2699 Cty Rd 8, Waupoos 6-8pm. Canteen opens at 5:30pm. BBQ hamburgers & hot dogs available. Come rain (we’ll move indoors) or shine. Bring your own chairs. Donations welcome. JUNE 26: SNUGGLES STITCH A THON – Picton Library downstairs 1-3:30pm. last Monday of every month. Knitting or crocheting 6”x6” squares to be made into blankets for children in South Africa. Light refreshments. Yarn donations needed just not 100% wool yarn or baby yarn. Donations appreciated. JUNE 27: WEEKLY TUESDAY DROP IN KNIT & CHAT – Milford Br Library 10am-12 noon. JUNE 27: CONCERTS IN THE PARK – Presented by the Wellington & District Lion’s, at 6:30pm featuring “The Reasons”. Free concert in Wellington Park at the Gazebo. Hot dogs, pop available. (Donations gratefully accepted) Bring your Lawn Chair. Please call Art Hewer 399-3846 for further info. JUNE 27: AL-ANON - Meets 8 pm at HOPE Church, for persons affected by someone’s drinking. (1-866-951-3711). JUNE 27: PECFN ANNUAL MEMBERS ONLY POTLUCK SUPPER – It is PECFN’s 20th Anniversary! Enjoy Lasagna (vegetarian or meat). Contribute salad or dessert to share! Please bring your own plate, cup & cutlery. 6pm Bloomfield Town Hall. JUNE 28: ALTERNATIVES FOR WOMEN – Drop-in information spot for Alternatives for Women services. Each Wednesday 11am to noon, Wellington Library front side entrance. JUNE 29: BINGO IN THE COUNTY – Hosted by the Wellington & District Lions Club. 6:45pm start, doors open at 6pm in the Highline Hall, Wellington Community Centre. Join us for this weekly event for some fun, friendship & an entertaining evening. Call Betty Wight at 399-3105 for further info. Proceeds to local organizations. JUNE 28: SENIORS LUNCHEON SOCIAL CONSECON – Serving home-made soup, bangers & mash, veg, coleslaw, dessert coffee/tea. $10/person. To be held in Consecon. Reserve your place by Tuesday prior at 12 noon 476-7493. Take-out meals are available. Meals can be delivered to housebound seniors who live in Consecon. www.communitycareforseniors.org.

ADAM BRAMBURGER STAFF WRITER

The third time appeared to be the charm for the Uncork Canada wine tasting event at the Crystal Palace Saturday. Despite muggy, humid conditions at the Crystal Palace, visitors from near and far came to taste the entries in this year’s All Canadian Wine Championships (ACWC) while supporting the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Rotary Club of Picton. Hospital foundation executive director Penny Rolinski said it was a great turnout this year. “We certainly increased our pre-event sales, they were about 50 per cent higher than last year, which is great. We’re only in our third year, so that’s a nice uptick.” Rolinski said she thought the new name of the event helped make it a bit more clear that visitors could taste wines from across Canada thanks to an ongoing partnership with ACWC director Bev Carnahan. Tasters moved under a series of Canadian and provincial flags added on occasion of the country’s sesquicentennial to pouring stations manned by Smart Servetrained Rotary volunteers where they could find hundreds of varieties of reds, whites, roses, fruit wines, dessert wines, and ciders. Picton Rotary past-president

PERFECT POUR Rotarian Robert Bird offers a sample of red one for a patron at Uncork Canada Saturday. (Adan Bramburger/Gazette staff)

Rob Leek said changes to the layout were well received. “We rearranged the order of where the wines were and we got rave reviews about the set up.” . Leek suggested an increased social media set up and a draw for 72 bottles of wine, sponsored by the Picton Elks were other elements of success. The timing of this year’s event was perfect for Sasha Dolnick and Danielle Clarke, of Toronto, who wanted to escape to the county for a wine experience. “It’s really nice to see wines from the east part of Canada and the west part of Canada because we don’t have access to those a lot of the time,” Dolnick said. “It’s really nice to try things we can’t

get at the LCBO.” He added they were impressed with the atmosphere at the Crystal Palace. “It’s fun to be around sophisticated people — people who are into wine and appreciate it. You don’t find a lot of that elsewhere and it helps this is going to a good cause.” Asked about favourites, the couple indicated they’d tried a lot they liked. Given the heat, however, some of the fruit wines were among the standouts. “You want something crisp, Clarke said. Rolinski said she expected to have totals about how much money was raised during the event by the end of this week.


JUNE 22, 2017 11

The Picton Gazette

Hospice believes new executive director can engage community Karen Moore brings experiences as school administrator, volunteer co-ordinator to new role ADAM BRAMBURGER STAFF WRITER

Karen Moore demonstrated the kind of leadership Hospice Prince Edward wanted to see in its new executive director during one of her first meetings with the palliative care organization’s stakeholders. In whittling down a field of more than two dozen applicants to find its full-time administrative lead, the Hospice board decided to try a new approach with its finalists. They had to meet a group of 24 people including volunteers, board members, and community leaders. Each had to offer a presentation, a formal interview, and a tour. Board chair Peter Matthewman said the group was expecting Moore to offer the typical PowerPoint-style presentation, but she quickly showed that she had something different in mind. “She took a group of people sitting cold in the audience watching her… and she brought one up beside her and said You’re the palliative patient. Let’s figure out what we have to do to support you and how to bring people together.’ Then, she systematically brought the whole group off the floor and situated them around that ‘patient.’ By the time

NEW ADDITION From left, Hospice board chair Peter Matthewman, residential manager Esther Howard, and. resource development manager Judy Fraser welcome new executive director Karen Moore (second from right) to its office and residential care centre. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

she was finish, she had everyone talking about palliative care and that was only the first five or 10 minutes, “ he said. “It indicated a way of thinking that was really refreshing.” Moore said prior to that presentation, she talked strategy with her husband who advised her to be herself. “I thought ‘I’ll just be me,’ and that’s what I did. I got up to the front and involved people right away,” she said. “For me, it’s about speaking from the heart. I’m totally a from-the-heart person… I’m pretty open, flexible and really loving.” Moore said she really enjoyed the open process to interview for her new job because it allowed a full picture of the organization to allow her to get a feel for those

she’d be working with to ensure there was a fit on both sides. Following a career as an educator that saw her as an elementary school principal in both Nova Scotia and central Ontario, Moore has been a volunteer at hospices in Barrie and Collingwood for several years. She rose to the position of volunteer and education co-ordinator at Hospice Georgian Triangle in Collingwood. She also has her end-of-life care specialist counselling certificate from the Institute of Traditional Medicine in Toronto. She said a genuine interest in working with people is what led her on the path to palliative work. “I’ve worked with a lot of peo-

ple in a lot of different ways. My background is working with people with special needs or marginalized populations. I’ve been on third-world medical missions. For me, it’s always been a way of life to work with other people and just to try to help them be the best they can be or provide them with quality of life.” Moore started volunteering at a residential hospice in Barrie and while she was doing that, she was encouraged to volunteer within the community as well. She found it to be a special experience that she didn’t want to give up. “It’s really a humbling experience to be allowed into someone’s home in a really critical time in their life and to become part of that family as a companion throughout that journey.” She found interest in leading grief and bereavement groups, offering one-on-one support, and caregiver support. Being able to help clients with their legacy planning was another rewarding experience.Moore found the opportunity to move to Prince Edward County to take on a larger leadership role a natural fit. “I spent every summer up until my late 20s in the Madoc area. We had a little cottage growing up on Moira Lake. Every summer was spent there and coming to Belleville as well.”

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The Picton Gazette

Excitement building for Charles and Camilla’s visit to Wellington Farmers’ Market June 30 Market organizer prepares for influx of people excited to see Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall begin their Canadian tour on shores of Lake Ontario JASON PARKS STAFF WRITER

The excitement that only a visit from the royal family can generate is starting to build in Prince Edward County. The whirlwind three day tour of Canada by Prince Charles and his wife Camilla in recognition of Canada's 150th birthday that gets underway in Iqaluit, Nunavut one week from today and will feature an hourlong stopover at the Wellington Farmers’ Market in the mid-day

hours of Friday, June 30. Market organizer Louise McFaul said detailed plans and itineraries are still being determined between the federal government and the royal visitors security party but it's expected the security around the market area during the time of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall's appearance will be tight. The royals are expected to meet and greet with the 50-plus farmers, producers and entrepreneurs. Municipal, provincial and federal officials as well as a host

of pre-selected volunteer and service organization members such as local Prince Edward County 4-H club members, the Wellington Lions Club and the Wellington United Church. McFaul told the Gazette the request to visit Wellington Farmers’ Market “came out of the blue.” In its sixth year of operation, the Wellington market is an eclectic, outdoor space that typically operates every Saturday at the Wellington United Church parking lot. A volunteer-based initiative,

the Wellington site and markets like it are something that intrigues the Prince Charles, a noted environmentalist and champion of organic farming. “I think there are a number of reasons why he chose to come to Wellington,” McFaul said. “He strongly advocates for farmers, and farm-to-table and organic agriculture. He believes in small communities, senior and youth missions, youth entrepreneurship- these are all things he's interested and when it was determined he was going

to be in our neck of the woods, I'm sure there were many places he wanted to visit and we were one of the options.” Typically open one day a week, McFaul said there was no resistance from vendors to open a day early for visiting monarchy. Guests will start arriving at the market around noon with the Royal party arriving some time afterwards. In total, around 500-600 vetted people will be allowed into the limited access area.

After the departure of the heir-apparent to the throne and his wife, the market will remain open until 4 p.m. “Once the security diminished, the market will stay open and then close at 4 p.m. So Wellington can continue with their traditional Canada Day's eve party,” McFaul added. The market will be open on July 1 as usual, however, vendors will be set further back on the grassy area near the lake shore in order to make room for the parade and other festivities.

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JUNE 22, 2017 13

The Picton Gazette

Users will gradually pay more for municipal services if council passes resolutions stemming from work of ad hoc committee over the past two years

Water, wastewater rates poised to increase annually while connection charges decrease CHAD IBBOTSON STAFF WRITER

It appears water and wastewater rates may be going up while the municipality looks to spur development with decreased connection charges in an effort to reach sustainability. At last week's committee-ofthe-whole meeting, councillors supported a motion that will see five-per-cent annual increases to water base and consumptive rates until 2026 and decreasing thereafter until 2035. Wastewater base and consumptive rates would increase by five per cent annually until 2019, four per cent in 2020, 1.1 per cent in 2021 and 1.1–1.3 per cent until 2035. The changes were recommended by the municipality's water and wastewater rates and connection charges ad-hoc committee, which met 14 times since its formation in 2016 to hash out the details of measures that would be put in place to try to steer the municipal water and wastewater systems to sustainability. The committee included municipal staff, councillors, developers, and members of the public. Councillor and water and wastewater rates and connection charges ad-hoc committee member Treat Hull said the recommendations are the result of hundreds of hours of work by committee members. “In the course of discussions there was an exhaustive look at a very difficult problem to which there is no easy answer,â€? he said. He said the status quo was not an option. Council decided to strike the committee during 2016 budget deliberations when $600,000 had to be transferred from reserves to cover operating costs, while the bulk of the water and wastewater capital program was funded through long-term debt due to dwindling reserves. The municipality had eight different water systems with a total of 5,220 users and had 3,890 wastewater users on two systems at that time. Combined with declining consumption levels and slow growth, the systems continue to struggle financially. “We are currently financing water and wastewater with debt ‌ it's like a household paying its monthly expenses on visa — you can only go so far,â€? Hull said. “There's no happy solution.â€? If approved by council at their June 27 meeting, rates (based on a 3/4 inch connection) would jump to a base charge of $28.36 from the current $27.46 and to $2.12 per

cubic metre from $1.98 per cubic metre for water beginning on July 1. Wastewater rates would jump to $40.34 from the current $39.51 base charge and to a consumptive charge of $2.84 per cubic metre from the current $2.60. Rates would subsequently increase on Jan. 1 each year. Based on an average annual residential consumption of 124 cubic metres that would mean a total annual bill for water and wastewater of $1,514 in 2018. Meter sizes of one inch to six inches would be charged a higher base charged based on the meter size, while multi-unit customers would be charged 63 per cent of the single-unit base rate. Connection charges would go down across all dwelling types. Single and semi-detached homes with greater than two rooms would have connection charges totalling $10,339 — down from the current $12,501 — while those with equal or fewer than two rooms would decrease to $7,264 from $8,783. The recommendations result in forecasted reserve balances of $9.8 million in 2035. The forecasted capital program totalling $74 million would be funded through transfers from reserves, debt, and grant funding. Hull said ultimately the solution is the County has to have more homes to share the cost of the system. In the past the municipality adopted increased connection fees, Hull said, that exacerbated the problem by discouraging development. He said that left two alternatives: Ask ratepayers to shoulder an increase or spread the cost of the system across the county at large. He said he didn't feel the latter was viable. “At the end of the day we have a solution that, financially, is extremely painful, but which is sustainable and, for my money, which gives the best promise of encouraging the kind of development that will make this rate structure obsolete,� said Hull. When the rates were studied in 2010, the recommendations included underlying assumptions about future growth that proved to be unrealistic, Hull said. “Previously, demographics and big picture global things were looked at to project the number of user growth,� he said. “In fact, we got a miserable grade on that — we achieved under 60 per cent of what was expected.� He said there was a much more conservative approach this time around. He said the committee took the rolling average of growth over the last five years

TREAT HULL

and used that as the best estimate for what will happen in the future. The result is the rates assume growth to the water system of 50 units per year and wastewater connections of 40 units per year. Hull said the committee also approached the connection charges

and

in a new way, which he called “transformational.� He said fees will still be administered as connection charges, but the methodology to calculate the cost will be through the Development Charges Act. He said the result is greater cost certainty for developers. “The move to use the development charges calculation results in a more competitive number, but also one where people know what the methodology is going forward and we can't arbitrarily stuff different costs in there to solve a financing problem,� Hull said. Many councillors acknowledged it wasn't an ideal outcome, but thanked the committee for their efforts. “Are we happy with an increase? Absolutely not, but we must move forward,� he said. “It's a starting point.� Councillor Janice Maynard also sat on the committee. She

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said members looked at many ways to reduce costs and made modifications to the capital plan for the services to lower the rates. She said the plan isn't static and would be reviewed on a regular basis if approved by council. “Nobody more than myself wanted to see some downward pressure on the rates, but there is just no silver bullet, there's no easy answer to this,� she said. “It's not exactly what I would have liked, but it's the best possible

solution we can come up with, at least at this time.� The work of water and wastewater rates and connection charges ad-hoc committee isn't over. The committee has reviewed a list of operating cost savings measures which have been prioritized and staff will be implementing them. Additionally, there are still several items on the committee's work plan including financial assistance programs.

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The Picton Gazette

Pennell’s attempt to halt County’s sidewalk patio program doesn’t persuade peers Proponents say seasonal additions to Main Street are economic drivers CHAD IBBOTSON STAFF WRITER

A motion put forward at last week's committee-of-the-whole meeting to effectively cancel the municipal sidewalk patio program didn't gain much traction. Councillor Roy Pennell put forward the motion, which would have immediately stopped the issuance of permits for sidewalk patios and would have rescinded the municipal bylaw regulating outdoor patios on municipal property. Pennell said he felt parts of the bylaw are “totally unfair.� “For instance, yes, people adjacent to those spots being used have to be notified that they're going in, but to quote one person,

when you're told that's the bylaw, that's the law, it really doesn't matter what you think at that point,� he said. He said many who are opposed to the patios feel if they speak up it may lead to a squabble between neighbours and the bylaw doesn't offer any recourse. Pennell said the County has a large population of seniors who may not be able to walk a few blocks to public parking lots. “They're penalized over the summer, yet they're the people who keep all your businesses going year round,� he said. He said the municipality spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to establish the new King Street parking lot in Picton and has set aside $400,000 to do the same in Wellington. Pennell questioned how council could justify spending the money on new spaces while rendering others unusable during the summer.

DEBATED A motion to discontinue the sidewalk patio program in Prince Edward County didn’t receive much support during last Thursday afternoon’s committee-of-the-whole meeting. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

“By doing this we give away choice parking spots in the town and the people who are paying for it year round, they don't have

a choice because it's a bylaw,� he said. While he acknowledged the municipality has only received

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five formal complaints, he said he's heard a lot of opposition in informal conversations with constituents. “They shouldn't have to phone the county to make a complaint,� he said. Councillor Brad Nieman said he doesn't oppose the patios, but couldn't support private businesses using public parking spaces. “Parking is a premium in the whole county and, in my mind, we should have paid parking in Wellington and Bloomfield and we shouldn't be taking the parking spots up,� he said. However, the strong majority of councillors disagreed with the sentiment. Councillor Kevin Gale said he couldn't disagree more. He said it was a council motion that put the bylaw in place and he can see nothing wrong with the patios. “Right now we've lost two or

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224 COUNTY ROAD 22, PICTON Panoramic view perched high over the town of Picton, on 2.9 acres. There is space for the whole family with the master bedroom and ensuite on the main floor, 3 bedrooms, full bathroom and rec room with fire place in the walkout basement. On the main level there is screened in porch on the deck. This home also features one attached and one detached garage for extra storage and vehicles. The spacious sized lot features many attractive flower beds and landscaping. MLS®550650275 $625,000 E lizabeth C rombie TTracey racey D ickson* Elizabeth Crombie Dickson* E lizabetS huC ie T rtaec*ey D ickson* Elizabeth Crombie Tracey Dickson* zraonm nebWhite* Whi Suzanne S uzanne White* White* Suzanne

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1493 COUNTY ROAD 15, NORTHPORT, PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY 327 ft Bay of Quinte level Waterfront and 4.8 Acres. Excellent swimming, fishing and boating. 3,500 sq. ft. Family Retreat, 6 Bedrooms, 5 Baths. Four of the Bedrooms have En Suites, and Balconies overlooking the water. Granite countertops, WB fireplace. Geothermal heating/cooling. Huge heated garage with work shop. Canadiana at its best! $1,500,000 ID # 550420240

GEOFF CHURCH, 613-920-2700 613-403-1466

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Next to the Pt. Petre Provincial Park and a close drive to the Sandbanks. Minutes from wineries, this sloping building lot is suited perfectly for a bungalow with a walk out basement. Partially cleared with a driveway. Plenty of wildlife including deer, turkeys, birds etc. Also includes a school bus, blue box & garbage pick up. Only 17 minutes to Picton. $49,900. MLS®# 550790058 Call MARK GARDINER, Sales Rep Office: 613-476-2700 Cell:613-391-5588 mbgardiner@yahoo.com

161 MAIN STREET, PICTON Scalable in size to suit from 1800 sq. feet to 2800 sq. ft with useable space in basement. $3,000/ mo plus HST + utilities. $3,000 (monthly) MLS QR1701611 Call VINCE MARTEL, Sales Rep 613-476-2100

Development site for new home in the heard of Picton. Small bungalow located on property as well, currently rented. Great location for summer rental. $160,000 MLS 550700059

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CLOSE TO PICTON’S TOWN LIMITS 3.78 acre property with woods at rear. Situated back from the road, this fabulous all-brick home offers 4,000+ sq. ft. of tastefully-appointed living space on two levels. Features attached 2+ car attached garage PLUS a 1,000 sq. ft. with separate entrance – ideal from an in-law suite, home business or a fantastic ‘man-cave’. Offered at $739,000 MLS 550740452

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Enjoy summer breezes and spectacular sunsets on the shores of the Bay of Quinte in beautiful Prince Edward County. The waterfront is great for watersports and swimming, a dock, firepit and walk in shoreline. The property has been used as a weekend retreat and a weekly rental with great reviews. The garage would make for a great Bunkie for extra guests. This is a great opportunity to afford a property in the County with accessible waterfront for this summer`s season. $385,000 MLS 550400093

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910 COUNTY RD 12 Great investment opportunity on Westlake Road, 5 minutes from the Sandbanks Provincial Park. This 3 bedroom home has many lovely features. Bright sunroom overlooking several perennials with various species of birds visiting. 2 patio walkouts to the backyard, built-in cabinet, high baseboards, deep windows, a detached barn & shed. New hardwood & original pine floors throughout. Many renovations such as 13 energy eff. windows; outside walls insulated; new kitchen; 100 amp wiring; Natural Gas is on the road. Excellent water quantity. $399,900 MLS 550510208

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Historic 3 bedroom home located in Picton. Features include main floor kitchen, dining room, master bedroom, living room, den and 4 pc. bath plus two bedrooms upstairs. Private fenced yard with covered deck, in ground pool and access to the detached garage. $299,000 MLS 550700008

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23 CENTRE STREET , PICTON Welcome to this beautiful 3 storey century brick home located on prestigious Centre Street, within walking distance to downtown Picton. This 3 + 2 bedroom spacious home is well maintained with many recent upgrades. $599,000 MLS 550610142 Call MARY JANE MILLS, Broker 613-476-7400 613-921-0028 mjmills@hwrealty.ca hwrealty.ca


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652 COUNTY ROAD 35 , Prince Edward County WATERFRONT ~ $899,900

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Terrific opportunity for your business in downtown Picton! Perfect freestanding commercial condo offers great street presence, big bright open space and access to abundant parking, all just steps from Main Street! One-of-a-kind in Picton just waiting for the right entrepreneur. $159,000 MLS 558020008 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

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Quaint, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, family home located in the Village of Bloomfield. First time offered for sale. Relax in the bright 4 season sunroom. Cozy up to the fireplace in the spacious family room with walkout. Enjoy sitting on the deck overlooking the peaceful back yard. $299,000 MLS 550510402 Jim Wait*, Mark Davis*

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Attention investors! This lovely duplex is located on a quiet Picton street close to all amenities. Each unit includes a kitchen, living room, bathroom and two bedrooms. Monthly income $1700.00.This home boasts fabulous tenants who would be grateful to stay. $319,900 MLS 550650021 Jim Wait*, Mark Davis*

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Well established eatery uniquely situated in the Village of Bloomfield, offering frontages on Highways 62 and 33. A great chance to enter and expand into the ever growing restaurant market, or bring your own vision to the blossoming Bloomfield/Wellington corridor. This turnkey operation is priced to sell. $349,000 MLS 550490102 Jim Wait*, Mark Davis*

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Affordable, solid and well cared for 4 bedroom raised ranch. Spacious open concept is prefect for family gatherings and entertaining. Lower level has partially finished rec-room with loads of natural light. Double detached insulated garage with workshop and 2 additional storage sheds. $289,000 MLS 550380166 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski*

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Renovated quaint and charming home nestled on a quiet street in the heart of the County! Stroll to the post office, library and bistro. Generous living room with propane stove, formal dining room, spacious eat-in kitchen, 4pc bathroom plus 2 bedrooms and an office space upstairs. Outdoor entertaining spaces, perfect for summer nights. $209,000 MLS 550890071 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

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Beautiful 1.979 acre building lot in very close proximity to Lake on the Mountain. This lot has a dug well, is partially treed and provides a lovely scenic landscape. Minutes to Picton and convenient to the Glenora Ferry. $128,000 MLS 550850385 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski*

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This is a lovely lot with significant road frontage, in an area of gracious homes, on which to build your next home. Hydro runs across the property and the land has been witched for water- appears to be available in the west corner. Nearby wineries, restaurants and farm markets contribute to the lifestyle available in Waupoos, home of the Waupoos Marina. Enjoy outdoor concerts, pubs, berry picking...the enjoyment is endless. The area features a conservation area with public boat ramp offering access to Smiths Bay. $70,000 MLS 550880258 Jim Wait*, Mark Davis*

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Great opportunity for country living close to town! - 3 bedroom home located on a quiet street just a 5 minute drive from Picton. Open concept style home with large kitchen offering an abundance of cabinetry, new roof 2016, freshly painted, above ground pool with surrounding deck, hot tub, main floor laundry plus a huge attached garage with entrance to back yard. Home backs on to beautiful wooded area. $399,000 MLS 550470184 Peter Lynch*

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Circa 1850s, this 4 bedroom, 2 bath home is located in a beautiful, peaceful setting convenient to Belleville and all the County has to offer. The large front porch welcomes you into a centre hall plan with warm and inviting spaces perfectly laid out for family and entertaining. Enjoy gardening, relaxing on the deck or strolling through the pathways on your own 7 acres of solitude. $499,000 MLS 550080076 Jim Wait*, Mark Davis*

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Spectacular PEC waterfront! Imagine your dream home perched atop this wonderful 4.79 acre lot overlooking Long Reach! $398,000 MLS 550450193 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski*

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BLACK RIVER WATERFRONT! Charming 2.5 acre country retreat nestled on the shores of Black River. Nature lover’s paradise! 10 minutes to Picton. $528,000 MLS 550890271 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski*

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Laurie Gruer*

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EXCLUSIVE WATERFRONT! Residential waterfront century home on 4 acres with stunning sunsets and beautiful water views. Original pine floors, attached garage, updated plumbing, electrical and heating. Level to the shore for easy access to swim, boat or fish on Bay of Quinte. Additional bunkie/studio with roughed in bathroom. $450,000 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski*

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Exceptional custom designed/built home on superb 7.3 acre parcel. Skylights, hardwood, gourmet kitchen, granite countertops, screened sunroom, cathedral ceilings, jacuzzi tub, attached 2 car garage, separate insulated shop. Many possibilities; artist gallery, wood craft shop, home based business. A must see! $585,000 MLS 550450031 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski*

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Peter Lynch*

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1840’s Pioneer block house on 10+ private acres with barn. Hand hewn logs, original wood floors, & gracious proportions. Living room, formerly a pioneer kitchen, has remnants of the cooking fireplace. Rooms showcase the original log interior. Upstairs includes an open landing, three bedrooms and a full semi-ensuite bath. The opportunities are endless! Being sold ‘as is, where is’ $475,000 MLS 550350197 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

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Full of exquisite architectural detail and distinctive finishes, this updated farmhouse (circa 1802) offers generous, versatile spaces on two levels including a cozy main floor family room, an outstanding screened summer room, large reception areas and five bedrooms. Special bonus: deeded access to Bay of Quinte waterfront, too! $599,000 550420367 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

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Much-admired 1812 farmhouse on 11.4 acres. Original details including pine plank floors, a distinctive staircase, slip rooms and original trim. Endless features include in-ground pool, 5-stall horse barn and paddocks, and heated/insulated garage perfect for a studio! Separately-deeded building lot, too! $659,000 MLS 550420375 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

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OVERLOOK THE VINES! Turn-key Vineyard is ready for you to get started! Designed with high-density planting with 3,630 vines per acre. The winery features a state of the art tasting room, production facility and barrel vault. Overlook the vines from the 2+ bedroom custom built home. $899,000 MLS 550230105 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski*

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Located on approximately 16 acres in the heart of the County, this beautifully updated 4 bedroom home reflects modern country living at its best. A fresh open concept and magnificent sky-lit family room with walk out to patio and in-ground pool; perfect for friends and family gatherings. This property comes complete with a separate Hay Shed, Machine shed and workshop, lending itself to many possibilities. $768,000 MLS 550340232 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski*

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Waupoos farmhouse and cottage sitting on 80-acres with 600’ of pristine Lake Ontario waterfront! 1867 renovated red brick farmhouse features 3 generous bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, formal living room, oversized dining/family room, country kitchen, private library and large screened-in porch. Waterfront cottage is private and the perfect place to spend hot summer days! Handsome barn & outbuildings, too! Perfect family retreat! $1,625,000 MLS 550860404 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

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Gail Forcht**

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Adorable and charming private country “Cottage` in a desired location set amongst 15 plus acres of prime land. The property enjoys deeded water access and waterviews of Adolphus Reach. This one is truly special. $790,000 MLS 550860140 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski*

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The elegant Merrill Inn has on several occasions been named one of the top 25 small hotels in Canada! Impeccably-updated and meticulously-maintained. 13 rooms offer private ensuite baths. The 50 seat restaurant is among the County`s busiest. Impressive financials available with signed CA. $2,150,000 MLS 550610048D Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

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Enjoy sunset views from this light-filled home. Main level includes master suite, second bedroom/office, four season sunroom, eat-in kitchen, great room with cathedral ceilings and fireplace, laundry room and full bath. Lower level with walk-out includes a family room, kitchenette, full bath and 2 bedrooms – ideal for in-laws or guests. All this on 3+ acres! $798,000 MLS 550960201 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

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Luxury exceeds all standards of excellence in this private waterfront oasis. 4.8 acres beautifully sited on the shores of Bay of Quinte. Designed and executed with the highest quality of finishings. $3,298,000 MLS 404260172 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski*

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Stunning park like setting. 130+ Feet of frontage on the Black River, minutes to Picton...Main house is completely remodeled and restored. Many recent updates to the 2 bedroom studio home. Just move in!! Summer trailer near waters edge, large deck, strong rental history! 4 car workshop with great potential for a studio/workshop. The flower beds are simply spectacular! Very private and peaceful. New appliances included in purchase price. $479,888 MLS 550890288 County Rd 8 from Picton, south onto County Rd 17, left on County Rd 16 then to Storms Rd.

Beautiful home in family friendly neighbourhood. Close to sports complex, baseball diamonds, Wellington harbour and local restaurants. This home features 2 Bedrooms on main level and 2 more in finished basement, 2 bathroom, seperate dinning area and large deck/backyard for entertaining. Call today to see this amazing home. It won't last long. MLS 550500084

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114 COUNTY ROAD 35, PICTON New build on 12 acres with patio and hot tub high above the water in beautiful Prince Edward County. Step up to the front porch, and through the front door where you will walk in to an open concept living space with views across the water. A gourmet kitchen and formal dining room provide plenty of space for entertainment. The master bedroom comes complete with a fireplace and 4 piece ensuite. A second bedroom and 3 piece bathroom allow extra room for guests. The property includes a guest house with full kitchen and bathroom and a Bunkie down at the waterfront. MLS®550440150 $2,250,000

1720 COUNTY ROAD 2, HILLIER This 3-bedroom house has generous spaces for a family to enjoy. The living room, graced by a gas fireplace, and the separate dining room offer great areas for entertaining. The delightful sunroom is the perfect place to relax and watch the birds and other wildlife. The large master bedroom boasts a walk-in closet and ensuite and the two bonus rooms on the third floor offer additional workspace and storage. In addition to the two-car garage, there is a separate 25`x30’ insulated workshop for the handy person or artist in the family. Conveniently located near Picton, Wellington and Belleville, this home has something for everyone. MLS®550090157 $549,000

299C DUETTA ROAD, SOUTH MARYSBURG A gorgeous waterfront home on 200 feet of pebble shoreline on Lake Ontario to enjoy! Custom built on 24 acres of land. Main floor master bedroom with custom walk in closet and garden doors that open to the covered veranda. The second floor has 3 bedroom suites for guests and a delightful family room or office area accessed by a separate staircase. The screened in porch overlooks the water for your relaxation. Gleaming hardwood floors throughout the house. The 'piece de resistance is the kitchen for the chef in the family. MLS®550800085 $1,300,000

14900 LOYALIST PARKWAY, BLOOMFIELD Bring your dreams and vision to this unique, one of a kind century home and income property. This beautiful 3 acre property has a beautiful 5 bedroom century home, a 1700 sq. ft. cement block shop with beautiful non-conforming loft apartment, a 2700 sq. ft. warehouse building with legal and conforming 1 bedroom apartment, a hops barn, above ground pool, gazebo and patio. There is an orchard of 50 organic, fruit bearing apple trees and 5 pear trees, nestled around the property. Each property is self contained in it’s own space and outdoor living area. Each residence is heated with propane and is equipped with appliances and ample parking. The warehouse and shop share a 200 amp services and the house has a 100 amp service with room on the panel for additions – one delivery charge! This property grossed over $33,000. last year in summer and monthly rentals and has the potential for more! MLS®550490387 $649,000

699 BAYSHORE ROAD, NAPANEE Peacefulness and privacy abound with this property of 21 acres of woods and a hay field. The 3 bedroom house was custom designed by an architect and includes a cozy living room with a fireplace and a sunroom overlooking Adolphus Reach. There are trails through the nature growth forest and many special spots throughout the property. Lots of potential with so much land and over 1100 feet of road footage. MLS®451040055 $799,000

124 OLD HAMBURG ROAD, NAPANEE 72 acre farm property overlooks the golf course & Town of Napanee. This executive bungalow features main floor living, open concept kitchen with granite counter tops, family room with propane fireplace and hardwood floors in the formal dining room and living room. 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath and a 40’ games and hobby room. You will be delighted to find an attached 2 car garage with entry right into the house. Interlocking brick encircles the house from the front door entrance to the relaxing patio. There is a horse barn with 8 box stalls, heated tack room, heated workshop and loft storage for all the hay you can cut from the property. MLS®451150100 $749,999


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In the middle of the Village of Wellington sitting on a large lot across from CML public school & a 5 minute walk to shopping, pharmacy, post office, fine dining, beach & park Open concept main floor with large dining room, living room with cozy wood stove and great kitchen with walkout to back deck.. $450,000 MLS 550330168 Ron & Veronica Norton

LOCATED IN BEAUTIFUL PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY! 143 acre executive estate with 6,000+ sq. ft. bungalow.  Magnificent, air conditioned, open concept with 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, formal dining room, living room & wraparound covered deck with walkout from every room.  This unique home reflects modern country living at its best.  Features several out-buildings including  6-stall barn & paddock area plus riding trails.  Offered at $1,250,000 MLS 550440092 Colin & Christine Henden

Looking for an affordable house close to Picton and in need of a little TLC? Your search may be over. Well maintained 3 bedroom bungalow has attached single garage and sits on a lot 242 feet in depth. This home will appeal for first time buyers looking for a reasonably priced home or someone seeking a rental property. $189,000 MLS 550580087 Kevin Gale

Executive 18 acre Estate, 2 minutes to Picton. Incredible 3700 sq ft Bungalow with exclusive finishes. Features 3 bedrooms, recently updated kitchen, a spacious principal rooms, and a master bed with the finest in amenities. The state of the art brick barn was designed specifically to match the home on the outside. Also features a recently added 80X150 lit riding arena. Expansive fenced paddocks and outdoor riding ring with sand footing. $1,290,000 MLS 550580074 Tony Scott

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F E AT U R E P R O P E R T Y Well maintained century home on a peaceful 1.3 acre location near Wellington. All the mechanics of this home have been updated, including a new septic (May 2016), electrical and plumbing. Large double garage with attached storage space and insulated loft area. The large, vaulted family room with stone fireplace is a perfect space to entertain or just relax and enjoy the surroundings. $529,000 MLS 550260178 Joe Day, Colleen Green

Located only 10 minutes from Picton this 3 bedroom open concept ranch style home is perfect for entertaining and enjoying the serenity of country living. $545,000 MLS 550450086 Marc Ouelette

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Abrams accepts position as coach and general manager in Trenton JASON PARKS STAFF WRITER

Although Trenton Golden Hawks director of hockey operations John McDonald tried to keep what he sarcastically called “the best kept secret in Quinte” under wraps until the last possible second, it was pretty easy to figure out who the next coach and general manager of the hockey club was going to be at a well-attended press conference Thursday morning in Trenton. Especially if you travelled to the Duncan MacDonald Memorial Gardens via Ontario Street and spied a silver late model Ford F-150 with a Wellington Dukes logo still stuck on the tail gate parked at the back door of the arena. Even if you were like some well connected hockey people and heard rumblings about former Dukes bench boss and General Manager Marty Abrams jumping to the arch-rival Trenton club a week before his sudden resignation last Tuesday, it was still jarring for local observers to see the face of the local Junior A outfit emerge from behind a closed door and stride

confidently to the podium in front of a Golden Hawks backdrop. These are new and strange times local hockey fans are living in and, after 18 years, the rivalry between Trenton and Wellington (one that was primarily built by the man who'll now stomp up and down the home side's bench at the Dunc) has been moved to a higher level. A much higher level when you listen to the Golden Hawks hierarchy who seem to be dripping with confidence and swagger that only back-to-back Central Canadian championships can bring. “We're not doing it for out health, we are doing it to win,” McDonald said. “We want to be the first team ever to win three Dudley Hewitt Cups in a row.” McDonald said that after the Jerome Dupont era came to an end in Trenton, the organization received numerous applications form high profile hockey people and interviews were underway. Then, according to the former Picton Pirates coach, the hockey gods intervened.

See COACH, page 27

FAST FRIENDS Quinte West Mayor Jim Harrison,right,presents newTrenton Golden Hawks coach and general manager Marty Abrams with a municipal pin Thursday morning. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)

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Three Panthers strike gold at Special Olympics Patrick, O’Neill, Lunan successful in Niagara at provincial track meet ADAM BRAMBURGER STAFF WRITER

Three PECI athletes brought home gold medals from the Special Olympics Ontario track and field championships June 12-14 at Brock University in St. Catharines. Tyson Patrick placed first in his category in the shot put competition among junior boys aged 13-16. He also took home a bronze medal in the running long jump. In the senior division for boys 17 and up, Frasier Lunan took gold in standing long jump and bronze in the 100metre dash. He also had a personal best in shot put. Meanwhile, Brad O'Neil won his category in the 100-metre dash. Coach Kyle Ripley said the athletes were pleased with their efforts. "Frasier and Brad gained some huge confidence. I don't think either one of them thought they were going to medal in anything, so when their names got called for having won their particular events, they were really proud," he said. "They came back and showed us their medals and disappeared real quick to phone their parents. To me, it just showed how proud they were. To achieve goals like that, I think, was a huge confidence booster." Ripley said Patrick went into the competition with knowledge that he's a really good athlete who could compete, but even he got swept up a bit in the idea of competing on a provincial stage. "Tyson is a kid that doesn't really engage in a lot of activities that go along with school. He does what he has to do. He really took to the opening ceremonies though. They had a two-time Stanley Cup champion from the L.A. Kings there to speak and they piped the athletes in. It was really cool." Ripley had coached a Special Olympics bocce ball team at Bayside previously, so when he started working with the students in a practical learning program physical education at PECI first semester, he encouraged all the students in

WINNING CONTINGENT PECI’s team, from left, coach Charlie Daubney, Frasier Lunan, Brad O’Neil,Tyson Patrick, and coach Kyle Ripley had a successful time at the Special Olympics provincial track and field meet June 12-14 in St. Catharines.All three Panther athletes earned gold medals at the competition. (Submitted photo)

the class to become involved with the movement. "The whole class was doing these events every day, and in the spring, SharaLee Foster had their class and she did some training with them prior to them going to Brock. We had indoor shot puts we used in the gym and we went over to the park and used their track a bit." Over the course of the year, improvement was evident. Lunan came a long way in shot put before throwing his personal best at provincials. O'Neil shaved two seconds off his 100metre time. "Some of these events they've not really ever done, so you can see huge improvements really quickly," he said. Through the Special Olympics qualifying student athletes are able to participate in soccer, basketball, track and field, bocce, and floor hockey. Ripley said PECI also went to a basketball qualifier this year and

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had hoped to do soccer, but a snow day eliminated that opportunity. Four students qualified for the provincials in track and field, but ultimately only the three boys competed. Ridley said the experience of being involved in Special Olympics is one that he, too, will remember. He was thrilled to see the look on the athletes' faces when they got their medals and with competitors seeded into 10 or 11 categories for each age group, each athlete has a chance for success. "I think just about every kid came away with a medal of some colour," he said. "The Special Olympics motto is "Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt." The coach credited Special Olympics Ontario and the Niagara Regional Police for hosting a great event that attracted over 1,300 participants from not only Ontario, but also Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Back at school, Ripley said some other athletes encouraged the competitors on their quest for gold, while the staff was very supportive and helpful also. He said he hopes the program, which alongside Brighton was one of the only ones from schools in the Quinte region to send athletes to provincial, will continue. After their school years, Ripley said there will be plenty of opportunities for the students to continue to achieve and develop through the Special Olympics movement. "The Special Olympics is for everybody. Once they're done high school, there are other opportunities to participate. I'm not sure how much there is in Prince Edward County, but I know there is bowling and some other activities in Belleville. There are programs in Belleville specific for people with disabilities to be involved and integrated. The kids at PECI would all do well."

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Community rallies after soccer nets vandalized New anchor systems, mesh netting slashed ADAM BRAMBURGER STAFF WRITER

A routine field inspection produced some devastating news for the Prince Edward County Soccer Association (PECSA) and its supporters last Tuesday evening. PECSA president Pam McRae said Scott Wentworth was inspecting field conditions at Johnson Street prior to that night’s games when he discovered several nets had been vandalized. “Someone had snapped the anchors off and sliced through the Timbits nets,” McRae said. Nets for the Under-5, Under-7, and Under-9 divisions were impacted by incident. McRae said she was particularly disturbed about the damage because PECSA had just bought and installed the anchors, which she described as spikes attached to the nets with really heavy plastic ties, in response to a tragedy in Napanee where a net fell over on top of 15-year-old Garrett Mills, killing him instantly. “I was really not happy,” she told the Gazette. “We had put up black-and-white tape in memory of Garrett and they even tore off

RESTORED The soccer nets at Johnson Street Park have new anchors,net-

ting, and tape markings in memory of Garrett Mills after unknown vandals slashed them early next week. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

the back of that.” McRae took to Facebook that night to share her disgust and to offer a $100 reward from her own resources for information to help catch the party responsible. Before long, other residents added their own funds, bringing the total reward to $700. She said she hopes through that generosity, someone who knows who is responsible may come forward. “That’s a lot of money. Maybe kids who know might thing it’s worthy of ratting out their friends.” In short order, Tim Hortons owner Paul Massey stepped forward with a pledge to replace the damaged equipment, which McRae said costs about a couple hundred dollars. The supplies

were ordered that day. Wentworth is also examining ways to design a more secure anchoring system. To ensure similar behaviour doesn’t occur again, PECSA is asking visitors to the fields to be vigilant and to call the police if they see anything untoward. McRae added some people have suggested purchasing of cameras, but she added that could be cost-prohibitive for a not-forprofit entity. McRae also said it’s a “tough call” with respect to publicizing that damage and risking giving attention to the vandals or inspiring copycat crimes, but she felt raising awareness was an important step in solving the crime and deterring future ones.

Wellington owner, officials discuss future plans COACH, from page 26

“I got a phone call from this gentleman asking if the job was still available. I notified the owners who said the search was over,” McDonald said. After Abrams was introduced to great cheers from the assembled Golden Hawks faithful, he said it was an exciting time to join an organization with the amount of on and off ice success Trenton has had in recent years. “I've seen firsthand the incredible support this team has from the entire Quinte West region and I take on the responsibility to keep the momentum going and get back to the Dudley Hewitt Cup,” Abrams added. During the press scrum after his statement, Abrams was asked if this move felt like he was crossing over to the dark side but the new main man in Trenton kept the Loyalist Parkway shuffle in prospective. “Sometimes a change is what you need to get the blood flowing again and this is a new challenge,” Abrams said. He added the previous 48 hours had been difficult but he had received numerous supportive texts and e-mails from a number of people in the hockey world. “This is my livelihood and any one that knows me knows I put 18 years into (the Dukes) organization, worked hard every single day and I'm going to do that here in Trenton,” he added. When asked if he had thought about the first trip into Wellington and the DukeDome, Abrams said he hadn't...yet. “No I haven't once but once the schedule gets made, it will be circled and I won't have to take the bus to get to the arena,” he quipped.

In Wellington, the last six seasons haven't been about championships (the hosting of the 2014 Dudley Hewitt Cup notwithstanding) and more about development. Just two playoff series wins in six post seasons will make observers start to seek silver linings when players from Wellington's last deep playoff run (2011) are three years out from turning 30. In Trenton they are talking about Dudley Hewitt Cup threepeats and Abrams is cognizant of the pressure he will be under immediately to produce results on the ice. “We have the opportunity to ice the very best possible team that we can here but I'm hoping to bring some of the best things we did in Wellington here to Trenton and that's development-increasing the number of NCAA scholarships, moving players on to the OHL — But make no bones about it, the franchise is here to win,” Abrams said. “The pressure is what makes it fun and exciting.” For the record, the keeper of the rubber chickens, Trenton super fan Wayne Baril shook Abrams’ hand about 30 seconds after the press conference concluded and the two shared a warm moment, proving that both politics and hockey make strange bedfellows. Back in Wellington, there have been a series of meetings involving club officials, municipal officials and Dukes owner Michael Mulvihill over the last week. Contracted by the Gazette just after Abrams’ sudden resignation, Mulvihill said he was saddened by the move but the club was already making plans to move forward. “I'm reaching out to all the

people I need to speak with and seeking direction form those I know in the hockey world. We plan on interviewing some good hockey people and see who can come in and help us move forward,” Mulvihill said. Despite his station in Pembroke, the deep dedication Dukes fans have to the franchise and the way the club is ingrained into the culture of Prince Edward County has not been lost on the businessman. He said he continues to enjoy coming to the arena most every Friday night to watch the club and enjoy fellowship with the fan base. “The only reason I've hung on as long as I have is that its the people in our organization that I truly, truly enjoy. They've made a commitment to each other,” Mulvihill added. Sources close to the situation indicate the Wellington owner may, at some point, look to either bring on new partners or divest himself of the club completely although that decision isn't expected to be immediate. It's understood that some of the meetings conducted late last week and early this week might have included any number of local business people looking to ensure the longevity of the club in Prince Edward County. That's should be encouraging for Dukes fans given the stark economic realities of Junior A hockey and the Ontario Junior Hockey League. If the team were to be sold to a party in Toronto or elsewhere, the club could likely be relocated without much delay and, if the community wanted to replace the Dukes organization, the going rate for an OJHL expansion franchise is believed to be $1 million.

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Savery-Whiteway pledges positive transitions for students and staff to improve learning, programming In Sophiasburgh, community hub proponents have been granted their wish of working with the Board and the clock is ticking for that collection of enthusiastic volunteers to seek and secure community partnerships with the County and others that will see unused space leased by vetted partners and lessen the burden of a dwindling pupil population in the ward. It was a myriad of emotions last week when the student enrolment and school capacity committee made its decision and those emotions resurfaced Monday. In Sophiasburgh, elation over the fact the Board is willing to work with the community to find a way to keep the school north of Demorestville open and keep the ward a viable locale for young families currently as well as wishing to move there. A number of stipulations including forming a not-for-profit entity to enter a partnership with the board, minimum enrolment levels and contractual agreements all need to satiate trustees prior to April 30, 2018 or Sophiasburgh Central School will be closed and students in the ward will join their cohorts at PECI. In Picton, grave concerns remain the board will not have PECI ready in time to welcome the senior elementary contingent nor the littlest of learners in 18 months time and what exactly the Board's first K-12 school will look and function like remains a worry. In Bloomfield, most parents of students attending Pinecrest Memorial this reporter spoke with seemed resigned to the fate that a school, one of the largest elementary schools and ironically named for replacing so many small and one-room school houses back in 1967, was itself being replaced (eventually) by an even larger institution. But the board shed some light on its dire financial straits shortly after passing the consolidation measures which also include institutions in Belleville and Centre Hastings. In order to balance its budget over the past two school years, board has drawn on its accumulated surplus that stood at $3.8 million in 2015 and is expected to stand at $235,025 once the current school year's costs are accounted for. The board's expenditures have been driven up by a number of factors including declining enrolment, centrally bargained increases for staff and a nearly $1 million reduction over two years in Remote and Rural Distant Schools grants by the Ministry of Education that essentially forced school boards to right-size their half-filled schools, many of which need infrastructure repair. A beleaguered-looking Mandy Savery-Whiteway seemed ready to close the chapter on what was certainly the most tumultuous year in the operations of the history of the amalgamated public school board. “We acknowledge its a challenging process in all our communities and acknowledge the students, staff and families that have worked through this process with us,” the education director said at

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structure, Agriculture and Rural Affairs and Education have endorsed community hubs but without a road map to create one. “There's no real road map, it's an experiment at the provincial level and we believe it's just a matter of developing a business case that works,” Foster said. Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers only valid at participating dealers. Retail offers may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. For factory orders, a customer may either take advantage of eligible raincheckable Ford retail customer promotional incentives/offers available at the time of vehicle factory order or time of vehicle delivery, but not both or combinations thereof. Retail offers not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial UpÀt Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). *Until June 30, 2017, receive 0% APR purchase Ànancing on new 2017 F-150 SuperCrew 4x4 300A or F-150 SuperCrew 4x4 600A for up to 72 months, to qualiÀed retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit Canada Company. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest interest rate. Example: $38,229 (after $3,775 down payment or equivalent trade-in, and Manufacturer Rebates of $3,750 deducted and including freight and air tax charges of $1,900) purchase Ànanced at 0% APR for 72 months, monthly payment is $532 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $245), cost of borrowing is $0 or APR of 0% and total to be repaid is $38,229. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase Ànancing price after Manufacturer Rebates have been deducted. Down payment on purchase Ànancing offers may be required based on approved credit from Ford Credit Canada Company. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. ^Until June 30, 2017, lease a new 2017 F-150 SuperCrew 4x4 300A or F-150 SuperCrew 4x4 600A for up to 24 months, and get 0% APR on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit Canada Company. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Example: Lease a model with a value of $38,229 (after $3,775 down payment or equivalent trade-in, and Manufacturer Rebates of $3,750 deducted and including freight and air tax charges of $1,900) at 0% APR for up to 24 months with an optional buyout of $26,608, monthly payment is $485 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $224), total lease obligation is $15,415, interest cost of leasing is $0 or 0% APR. Taxes payable on full amount of total lease Ànancing price after Manufacturer Rebate has been deducted. Additional payments required for optional features, license, and insurance. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Some conditions and mileage restrictions apply. Excess kilometrage charges are 16¢per km, plus applicable taxes. Excess kilometrage charges subject to change, see your local dealer for details. Offer valid from June 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017 (the “Program Period”), to Canadian resident customers who, during the Program Period, own or are leasing a Ford F-150 (a “Qualifying Loyalty Model”). Qualifying customer are eligible to receive CAD$1,000 towards a purchase or lease of a new 2017 F-150 (excluding Raptor models) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). Qualifying Loyalty Models must have been registered and insured (in Canada) in the qualifying customer’s name for the three (3) consecutive months preceding the date of offer redemption. Eligible Vehicle must be delivered or factory-ordered from your participating Ford dealer during the Program Period. Limit one (1) offer redemption per Eligible Vehicle purchase or lease per Qualifying Loyalty Model, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle purchases or leases. Each customer will be required to provide proof of ownership/registration and insurance of the applicable Qualifying Loyalty Model (in Canada) for the previous 3 months and the ownership/registration address must match the address on the new Buyer’s Agreement or Lease Agreement for the Eligible Vehicle sale. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with qualifying customer. Offer amount may be used as a down payment or received as a rebate cheque from Ford of Canada, but not both. Taxes payable before offer is applied. Offer is not combinable with CPA, GPC, Daily Rental Allowances, Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP) (unless it is CFIP with eligible FIN), Commercial UpÀt Incentive Program, and with other targeted offers. See dealer for details. No reproduced certiÀcates will be accepted. ©2017 Sirius Canada Inc. “SiriusXM”, the SiriusXM logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. ©2017 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.

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16 oak boards, various widths, lengths & thickness. Some stored outside. Offers 613-399-3515 boat toPs. Repair & Replace tops, window, screens, covers, seats on boats 18’ and under. Weldon 613-885-6871. containers, 20 ft, 40 ft, HC, new, used, modifications, rent or sale. Ingenious Storage, 613-354-8744

County Traders We Purchase Estates Furniture & Antiques BUY, SELL, TRADE 39 Stanley Street Bloomfield, Ontario

SUMMER HOURS OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 10am-5pm 613-393-9993 888-905-9993

electric dryer, white, $275; Viking pop-up travel trailer, $3,200. Phone 613-391-5548 gerHard HeintZman upright piano, bench, sheet music, in very good condition, will help load on your trailer, $300 obo 613-393-3251. Hunting gear. 2 Remington pump rifles .308 cal & .30 cal. Remington 12 gage pump with 2 barrels, riffles, slug barrels & turkey barrel. Several boxes of ammo for above guns, a case for all. Excalibur Crossbow with arrows and camo case. Selection of large size insulated jackets & pants, most are reversible, blaze orange and camel. Other odds and ends, game calls, knives etc. located in Picton 613476-1097. marine railWay. Four 20ft long steel sections, with trolley & electric winch, $2100 obo 416-407-3647. WHirlPool 30” built-in oven with matching microwave from IKEA, 6 years old, like new. $450/pair. 613476-5119 or 647-588-0541

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antiques

casH Paid for antiques, Moorcroft, glass, pottery, old watches & clocks, fancy cups & saucers, signs, advertising, tins, toys, tools, costume jewelry, Also buying gold & silver. 613-393-5886

antiques

noW is the time of year to get your favorite piece of furniture refinished. 25 years experience. 613-847-3159.

aPPliances for sale

NEW and USED

APPLIANCES USED REFRIGERATORS

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

NEW APPLIANCES

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

PAYS CASH$$$

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

SMITTY’S APPLIANCES LTD. 969-0287 Pets

dog sitting in my home, large exercise yard, personalized care for your pampered pooch. Call Karen 613-399-5682. gentle toucH GROOMING & TRAINING offering at home services for dogs, cats, and other small animals. Contact Richelle 613-920-2326. PaWs & claWs. Dog Walking and pet sitting services offered since 2013. Pet Taxi and group walks at the beach also offered. Contact Hans at 613-919-7828 or pecdogwalkers @gmail.com

veHicles for sale

1987 oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, body style- 2 door, body colour- blue, engine 3.8L, 6 cylinder, automatic transmission, low mileage 17939km, 613-399-2364. 2006 Pontiac Solstice, hunter green, less than 60,000km, asking $11,400 call 613-476-5155. great veHicles for under $5000 call Joe Lightfoot Motors. Our vehicles come saftied, e-tested, warrantied and have at least a half tank of gas. Call for appointment 613-813-5401, 314 Cty Rd. 10 (Cherry Valley Road). 2006 mitsubisHi Outlander, leather interior. Great condition, well maintained. New brakes, e-test. $4,000 or best offer. 613-476-7691

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DEATHS, OBITUARIES - $24.00, with Picture $34.00; FOUND - No charge Box Replies $7.00; EXTRA $1.50 charge for billed ads. EXTRA $5.00 charge for a HEADING COMBINATION RATES available for The Picton Gazette and The Napanee Beaver

for rent

central location. 2 bedroom bungalow, semi detached, very private, snow removal, grass cutting included $795+utilities, seniors discounted. 613-813-1307. 2 bedroom side-by-side duplex, completely renovated. New kitchen, 1 1/2 bath, deck, flooring, 6 new stainless appliances, gas furnace with a/c. Parking. Snow removal & grass cutting included. Central location. $1395 plus utilities (seniors discount available). 613-885-1307 3 bedroom apartment, lower unit of house, available August. Includes laundry hookups, fenced yard, carport, parking, heat. $1250 monthly plus water and sewer. First/last and references required 613-391-5548. beautiful 2 bedroom apartment in an adult orientated building, located on the 2nd floor. Located close to the Main Street in Picton. This 1100 square foot unit includes a private balcony, fridge, stove, washer, dryer, and Parking for 2 cars. This is a must see! Unit rents for $895.00 plus H&H, and available August 15th 2017. For more information 613-771-3203 central Picton- 1 bedroom, 2nd floor of house, fridge/stove incl. $800 plus utilities, first, last and references required. Available for July 1 (possibly earlier) Call Liz 647-6683549/ unit2bowery@gmail.com fairWay aPartments, 5 Spring Street. 2 bedroom $1050 inclusive. First, Last and References required. Call 613-438-1611 for details. seniors sPecial. 2 bedroom bungalow on a large very private lot with mature trees in a small village 10 minutes from Picton. Home features open concept with large livingroom, diningroom and kitchen with sliding glass doors to a charming front porch to watch the sunsets. Off the kitchen is a door to rear of house and private sundeck. This is a movein ready, mint condition home perfect for 1 or 2 mature adults. Rent $1,500 monthly includes heat, hydro, w/s and lawn care. Please call owner at 1-239-309-4340

Wanted to buy WILL Buy Scrap

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

CALL CHAPPY’S

613-476-2994 or 613-242-0117

Wanted

mint and used postage stamps, covers, post cards, coins and paper money. Call Bob, 613-967-2118

Wanted

Wanted standing Timber, hard and soft wood. Also looking for field boulders 613-968-5182.

emPloyment Wanted

a sPring day is the time to clean eavestroughs, gardens rototilled, get rid of unwanted trash, trees trimmed, pruning and any other jobs. Half ton truck available. No job too small. For reasonable rates call Paul, 613-393-5021 burroWs renovations. Decks, Landings, Storage Sheds, Railings, Building Repairs, Drywall & Trim, Flooring & Painting 613471-0036 grass cutting Serving Prince Edward County, good rates, quality service, large & small jobs, using John Deere Zero turn mower. Call Paul for free estimate, 613-6541401. Fully insured. We show up!

Locally owned and operated

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

SIMPLE CREMATION $1,695 + Hst/gov’t fees

www.hicksfuneralhome.ca 2 Centre Street, Picton 476-5571 Robert C. Osborne Funeral Director NOTE: Report errors immediately. The Picton Gazette will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion of an advertisement. CLASSIFIED DEADLINES: Tuesday at 12 noon

HelP Wanted

County Holiday Homes

a vacation rental & property management agency in Prince Edward County, is now accepting applications for summer housekeeping at $23/hour. Must have own transportation. For more details visit www.countyholidayhomes.com/Home/Jobs, drop by our office at 13360 loyalist Parkway, or call 613-476-5993.

kitcHen HelP & servers needed. Weekends & evenings. Call or drop resume to: Cherry Valley Springs 1533 County Rd. 10, Cherry Valley, 613-476-6781. lake on tHe Mountain is looking for dishwashers, prep cooks and bussers/ hosts for their two restaurants. If interested please call 476-1321

tambo – one – stop Westlake

Is hiring students part time for the summer To apply call Ross

613-920-4150

Wanted taxi drivers. Daytime and nighttime, clean driving record. Apply Terry’s Taxi, 708 Hwy 49, Picton.

business services

AFTON'S

Homer's Lawn Service Cheapest rates in the county Call and get on the list if you want your lawn looking like this and for a good deal

call Jordan Holmes @

613-848-3518

Precision ProPerty management. Comprehensive home care including lawns, landscaping, eavestrough cleaning, snow shoveling and general maintenance. Seniors and snowbirds are our specialty. Reasonable rates. Call or text Brad Brown and his team at 613-846-0044.

SIMPLY CLEAN

BARBER SHOP 362 Talbot Street 613-885-9320

Mon.,Tue., Wed., Fri. 8-5, Sat. 9-1

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RODGER ANDERSON

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RESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL - Spring/Deep clean - Vacation rental cleans - Weekly, biweekly, monthly cleans - One time cleans - Last minute cleans - Pre/after party cleans Call/text: 613-604-1443 thecleaningmanagement@gmail.com

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476-6717

Paul's Excavating and Grading Small Excavations, Hydro, Water Lines, Drainage, Snowplowing

Paul Kerr 343-261-0576

business services

BLACK RIVER TREE SERVICE

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

Wes PoWell

613-813-3390

Brush Mulching • • • •

Lot Clearing Nature Trails Fence Line Power Lines

Glenn Guernsey

613-813-5737

P SOIL TO Premium mix Delivery available Call: 961-9646 or

961-9184 lost

“daisy” is missing from Flowers N Such, our sweet short-haired tabby has medical needs.If you see her call 613-476-0203 or 613-885-8393.

card of tHanks

Wellington Elks 566 wish to thank all who supported our Elimination Draw. Brenda Carson and Sharon Rusk shared first prize. As well, three $50.00 2nd prize winners and thirteen $20.00 3rd prize winners.


SPECIAL NOTICE

COMING EVENTS

HONEY BEE SWARMS

presents

Removed free of charge Call Honey Pie

Hives & Herbals 613-476-3216

COMING EVENTS

FREDDY VETTE & HIS RHINESTONE PLOWBOYS FRIDAY, JUNE 23 @ 8 P.M.  $20. pp

THE H.O.P.E. Centre 46 King St. Picton

50/50 - Silent Auction Door Prizes - Drinks COUNTRY MUSIC AT ITS BEST! A QEMA Fundraising Concert to Paint the Victoria Schoolhouse

Rose House Museum's

50th Anniversary Tea Sunday, June 25th from 2 until 4 pm 3333 County Road 8 (the Museum site)

Free admission Contact 613-476-5439

Prince Edward Curling Club

ANNUAL MEETING

To receive financial reports for the 2016/2017 season. Wednesday June 28th 7:00 PM At the curling club 375C Picton Main St www.pecurling.com

Bloomfield United Church

Christmas in July A Christmas dinner with all the trimmings & Silent Auction Saturday, July 22, 2017 4:30 - 6:30pm

Adults $15.00, Children $8.00

272 Main Street, Bloomfield Everyone welcome

CLARKE, In loving memory of our brother, Roland, who passed away June 19, 2015. For someone who meant so much And loved by all he knew, Who left behind a trail of tears And precious memories, too. We loved the sunshine in his smile And kindness in his heart, But Heaven saw that he was tired Which meant we had to part. And now that it’s his special day, Dear angels hear our prayer, Please guard him with your gentle wings And tend him with great care. For he was someone wonderful  And words just can’t convey How much we wish that he was here  Once more with us today. Always remembered and never forgotten, sister Jeanette and brotherin-law Amos. GUERNSEY-RYALL, Laura. July 29,1964-June 27, 2000. In loving memory of a daughter, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. A beautiful memory dearer than gold, Of those whose worth can never be told. Alone unseen she stands by our side And whispers don’t grieve, death cannot divide. Always loved and remembered by Mom and Dad, children Michael and his family, Justin and Stacey, brothers David and Andrew and their families. O’NEIL, Brian. In loving memory of our dear friend Brian who left us 10 years ago on June 25th, 2007. One thing we’ll always cherish, No matter what life sends, Are the memories and the happiness, We shared by being friends. Always loved and remembered by Allen and Lisa.

2029 County Rd 13, South Marysburgh

ROBSON- In loving memory of a dear husband, father, Ralph Robson, who passed away June 12, 2000. After the night has passed, We wake to see the golden sunshine, And after a storm we gaze upon a rainbow high above, After a time of sadness, we find safe within our hearts Life’s precious gift of memories. Of those we miss and love. Lovingly remembered by wife Wanda, children Reid, Philip and Jackie.

SCOTT, Bruce

In loving memory of a dear husband and father, who passed away June 27th, 2016. 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 Inge, Robert and Judy and family

Randy Michael Piercey

1983 -2003 To love someone so special is really hard to bear. It hardly seems believable that you're no longer here. You left us far too early before your time it seems, And now you'll never have the chance to fulfill all those dreams. However hard it is though, We'll take comfort in the thought of all the memories we have And the happiness you brought. Love always, your family

DEATHS

ATTERSLEY, Stella Mary

In peace after a valiant, short battle at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton. Stella Attersley (nee Lesniak/Lesnick) passed away with her family at her side, on Friday June 16, 2017, at the age of 103. Predeceased by her husband Russell (July 15, 1971), sons Stanley (July 15, 1999) and Edward (February 1, 2017), sisters Jule Monas, Mary Mayshack and Victoria Shelenkoff, brothers Casmir, Edward and Edmund and Russ's siblings. Survived by her daughter-in-law Dorothy Attersley, daughters Mary and Diane (Ivars Dulmanis), grandchildren Richard (Maureen) Attersley, Susan (Andrew Stenhouse), Diane Attersley, Shane Attersley and Ashley (Chris Richardson), great-grandchildren Lauren, Emily (Tyler), Ross, Stella, Silas, Sophie, Seren and Sadie, step-greatgrandchildren Brandon and Matt and great-greatgranddaughter Sawyer. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at St. Gregory The Great Roman Catholic Church, Picton on Saturday, June 24 at 11 am. The Reverend Father Robert Chisholm officiating. Interment at St. Gregory Cemetery, Oshawa at a later date. Memorial donations to the PECM Hospital Foundation or VON Respite Program would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the

2 Centre Street, Picton 613-476-5571 www.hicksfuneralhome.ca  

FOSTER, Vaunga Marie

STRUTHERS, Ivan

Wednesday, July 5

Take out available in sequence

MEMORIAMS

MEMORIAMS

South Bay United Church

4:30-7:00pm Pan Fried Perch & Pickerel Caesar Salad, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Rolls, Homemade Desserts Tea, Coffee, Lemonade Adults $16 10 & under $8

The Picton Gazette

In loving memory of a wonderful husband and father, Ivan, who passed away June 25, 2015. Lonely is the home without you Life is not the same All the world would be like Heaven If we could have you back again. A light from the household is gone. A voice we loved is still A place is vacant in our home That never can be filled. Love and miss you always Marjorie, Cathy, Steve and Tracy.

In Loving Memory

of Bloomfield, entered into rest on Saturday June 17th, 2017 in her 82nd year. Dear daughter of the late Frank & Dorothy Brimley. Cherished wife of 60 years to Garry Foster. Loving Mom of Gregory (Kim) Foster of Brooklin. Also lovingly remembered by her sisters Margaret Blakely & Marilyn Williams. Dear aunt of Lisa Nelson (Dave), Ted Aman (Mandy) & their daughter Holly, Julie Wood (John). Cremation arrangements entrusted to Steele Funeral Home, Belleville. The family will be having a Memorial Service at Bloomfield United Church, 272 Main Street, Bloomfield on Thursday June 22nd, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. , with visitation prior to service from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Following the service lunch will be provided in the church hall. Inurnment to follow in Wellington. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Bloomfield United Church (c/o 272 Main Street, Bloomfield, 613-3932160) or the Heart & Stroke Foundation (c/o 720 Progress Avenue, Unit #5, Kingston, Ontario. K7M 4W9, 613-962-2502)

DEATHS

SMITH, Henry Alva

of Belleville, passed away into the arms of his Saviour Jesus Christ on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in his 84th year. Henry is now enjoying a glorious reunion with his beloved wife Rose in Heaven with a plate of French fries, a bowl of ice cream and a butter tart or two washed down with a coffee. As Henry would say, “Everything is ‘tickity boo’”. Henry, the 13th child of Walter and Martha Smith of Picton, was born on May 30, 1934. Henry was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces for 29 years, retiring with the rank of Master Warrant Officer. He was extremely proud of his Engineers and his deployment as a UN peace keeper in the Gaza Strip. After his military retirement Henry enjoyed 12 years as the Assistant Administrator of the Home Care with the Belleville Hospital. Dad loved and was well loved by his many grandchildren and children; Danny Smith (Annette) of Consecon, Debby Barrie (Jim) of Hay Bay, Jim Smith (Laurie) of Toronto, Barbara Smith of Belleville, and Scott Smith of Belleville. Grandfather to 7, great-grandfather to 15 and great-great-grandfather to 2. Also remembered by many nieces, and nephews. Heartfelt thankyous to the wonderful staff of Hastings Manor who cared so well for Dad for the past five years including his time in Palliative Care. Cremation has taken place and family and friends are invited to a graveside service to be held at 1pm Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at the West Lake Community Church cemetery, County Road 12, Picton, ON. If desired donations may be made to the Picton or Belleville Salvation Army. Arrangements entrusted to Steele Funeral Home, Moira Street Chapel (613968-2273) Belleville.

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DEATH

M. Gena Powers

May 14, 1923 - June 14, 2017 Passed away peacefully in the home she loved in Cressy, with her family by her side on Wednesday June 14th, 2017. Gena Powers, at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Donald. Loved mother of Jeanette and her husband Dwight Davies of Florida and the late Frank and mother-inlaw of Carol. Loved nan of Christine, Steven, Frank, Morgan and Tristan and will be greatly missed by her great grandchildren. Remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their families. Mrs. Powers is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday June 20th at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. Interment to follow at Cressy Cemetery. If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday afternoon from 1 p.m. until service time.

Whattam www.whattamfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home

OFFICIAL NOTICES

SCALA, Shirley Marguerite

Passed away peacefully at the H. J. McFarland Home on Sunday June 18th, 2017, at the age of 89. Wife of the late Joseph and sister of the late Harvey Allen. Beloved mother of Cathy Scala ( late Gary Miller) of Whitby and Deborah Caruso (Richard) of Picton. Lovingly known as “Nana Banana” to her grandchildren Christopher, Michael (Josie), Christine, Janet. Dear great grandmother of Gabriella, Joe, Mia, Alissa, Ben, Evan, Kai and Tatum. Nana was loved by everyone for her great sense of humour and despite not being able to communicate this past year, she was always laughing. She was known for dressing in animal print and loved animals in general. She just met her great granddog DiNozzo and had a wonderful visit with him just last week. She always enjoyed going to the Jazz Festival here in Picton and loved the Dan Bone Trio and going on jazz cruises to hear Guido Basso and his band play. Her love of food and chocolate is also legendary. Her last

year was very difficult for her, but the staff at McFarland Home were wonderful and caring and made her life so much easier.

A memorial service was held in the chapel of the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON, on Wednesday June 21st, at 2 p.m. Reverend Lynne Donovan officiated. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated. Friends visirted with the family from 1 p.m. until the time of service.

Whattam www.whattamfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

All persons having claims against the Estate of Kenneth Howard Markland, late of Picton, Ontario, County of Prince Edward, who died on May 21st, 2017 are hereby notified to send particulars to the undersigned on or before August 5th, 2017, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to the claims then filed. Date at Picton this 5th day of June, 2017. David Markland 89 Sandy Lane Cherry Valley ON K0K 1P0

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

All claims against the Estate of Shirley Ann Williams, late of Picton, Ontario, County of Prince Edward, who died on May 23, 2017, must be filed with the undersigned on or before July 7, 2017, after which the Estate will be distributed having regard only to the claims then filed.

Dated at Picton this 31st May, 2017. Scott Williams, Estate Executor 384 Clearview Road Stirling, ON K0K 3E0


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DEATH

DEATH

HOPPS, Jack Mervyn

Peacefully at the John Parrott Centre, Napanee on Tuesday June 13th, 2017. Jack Hopps, formerly of Bath and Picton, Ret. Sgt. Canadian Armed Forces, Retired Corrections Officer at Millhaven, at the age of 89. Beloved husband of the late Lorraine Peck and best friend and partner of Shirley McConnell. Loved father of Lynn Wood (Stuart) of Verona, Patti Williams (Michael) of Shannonville and Gilbert Hopps of Napanee.  Papa of Kathy, Carol, Kaitlyn, Jaclyn and the late Mark and great-papa of Zac.  Dear brother of Edward (Shirley), Shirley Roerick, Jim (Virginia), Ruth Andrews, Kathy Hopps and the late Judy Stevenson and brotherin-law of Norm Stevenson and Peter Peck (Cathy).  Remembered by Mark McConnell (Mary) and Jill Thompson (Mike) and their families.  Thanks to all the nurses and staff at J.M. Parrott for taking such good care of our dad. Memorial Service was held at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton on Monday June 19th at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Sophiasburgh Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Parkinson Canada would be appreciated by the family. Friends may called at the funeral home on Monday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

Whattam Funeral Home

33 Main Street, Picton www.whattamfuneralhome.com

The Picton Gazette

DEATHS

Glenn James Storring

With great sorrow, on June 12, 2017 at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, after suffering from a stroke. Glenn James Storring at the age of 77. Glenn leaves behind a life well lived. Married 59 years to Reta, son Doug, daugther Cathy, grandchildren Anthony & Mel and Melissa. Great grandchildren Isaac & Grayson. Great father-in-law of Roz, and her family. Sisters Diane & Graham Fraser, Sharon & Wilfred Weir and the late Dorothy & George Hanna and remembered by all his nieces and nephews. Starting his career as a licensed Auto Mechanic at Grindrod Motors then to Sharpe Motors for 20 years on the bench, looking for change, he continued at Sharpe Motors as Parts Manager. After retiring from Sharpe's he took up Carpentry Contracting, doing renovations for many. Glenn was certainly a “Jack of all Trades” he could fix anything he laid his hands on and if something was too costly, or couldn't find it he would just engineer it. Glenn was well known to all in his community of Milford, he loved to socialize. He will surely be missed by all who knew him. The family would like to thank all, who helped in his time of need, especially great neighbours Carl and Frances Ferguson for always being there. As per Glenn's wishes, there will be no service and cremation has already taken place. The Storring Family.

HELP WANTED

The Prince Edward Yacht Club is looking for an enthusiastic bartender, to work 25 hours plus per week, to prepare and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to members and guests Responsibilities would include but not limited to: • Use a POS system; perform open and closing procedure • Provide a positive and friendly experience for customers • Adhere to Club policies and procedures • Follow Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario regulations • Check identification and ensure guests meet legal drinking age • Assist with membership inquiries and visiting boaters • Work special events • Other duties as required Requirements: • High school diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent • Smart Serve Certification • Bartending and POS experience • Strong organizationa and communication skills • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays • Some heavy lifting required • Start as soon as possible • Salary dependent on experience Please forward your resume and available references before 5pm on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017. Mail or deliver to The Prince Edward Yacht Club, 30 Fairfield Street, Picton, On K0K 2T0 Or by email: manager@peyc.ca While we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

AUCTIONS

MONDAY, JUNE 26TH, 2017 - 1:00 P.M.

ANTIQUE, MODERN & COLLECTABLE AUCTION SALE AT SOUTH FREDERICKSBURG HALL Please join us for a piece of Neil’s birthday cake prior to the start of the auction FEATURING: Gibbard tea wagon; double bedroom suite & wall clock; other double white bedroom suite; press back rocker; 20" newer flat screen TV; 2 pocket watches & others; Hard Rock Café T Shirts (new); red, amber, green traffic light; railway headlight; 5 string Degas banjo; oil lamps; Jadite pieces; commercial popcorn & hot dog machines; flatware in chest; marbles; Beatles items; Briggs 8000 wts generator; nailer compressor; small tiller; 2 Adirondack chairs & loveseat; floor model safe; 2 single window canopy shades (new); 2 aluminum step saw horses. AUCTIONEER’S NOTE: Another nice clean sale of local items & collectables.

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 For pictures, please go to www.lambertauctions.ca

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28TH

AT 5:00 P.M. AUCTION SALE DOUG JARRELL SALES ARENA, BELLEVILLE A sale of primarily antique furniture all in nice finish. Antique oval dining table, gate leg table, deacon’s bench, Victorian hall table, a church pew from St. Matthew’s church, ¾ spool bed with mattress, wooden single bedstead, oak library table, round coffee table/ folding legs, round wooden patio table with 2 matching chairs, ornate hall table, washstub stand, 2 morris chairs, book shelf, small painted single drawer table, area rug, 2 wooden ironing boards, small plant stand, set of press back chairs, wrought iron fence candle rack. Qty. of smalls including a number of pieces of 1930’s art deco bakelite & lucite jewelry, large crock, 2 leaded glass windows, old insulators, orange crates, cast iron trivets, “Batman” 3D lunch pail circa 1960’s, chest of flatware, 4H Ontario spoons, old fishing gear & tackle, creole, collectibles and numerous other pieces. See my web site for detailed list & photos. AUCTIONEER: DOUG JARRELL 613-969-1033 www.dougjarrellauctions.com

MONDAY JULY 3, 2017

10:00 A.M. AUCTION SALE Antiques, Collectibles, Modern Furniture, China/Glass, Deep Freezer, H.D. Wood Working /Shop Tools. HELD FOR MR. & MRS. JIM PERRY East of Kingston, From 401 Exit 15 Hwy. Through Lights Take Middle Rd. Approx. 1-1/2 Miles to John F. Scott Rd. On Left, or from Hwy. 15 Lights North ½ Mile to Codes Corners, Right on John F. Scott, 1 Mile to Sale Site #1371 WATCH NEXT WEEK’S PAPER FOR LISTING. Pictures and listing go to www.daveasniderauctionservice.ca SALE MANAGED BY DAVE A. SNIDER, AUCTION SERVICE AUCTIONEERS - DAVE & BRAD SNIDER - 613-386-3039

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28TH

AT 10:00 AM AUCTION SALE - FARM AUCTION GARY STEPHENS, 1196 COUNTY ROAD 8 R.R.# 5 CAMPBELLFORD, ONT. 4 miles EAST of Campbellford on County Road 8 (Vicinity of Empire Cheese Factory) Massey Ferguson 180 2 wd diesel tractor – running condition; Hesston 745 4x5 round baler with hard core and electric tie; New Holland 166 hay inverter, New Holland 488 9 ft hay bine, New Holland 273 small square baler with thrower, factory made 24 ft big bale wagon with double reach, steel mesh floor; Trenton Machine bale thrower wagon with steel racks and mesh floor, Trenton Machine steel bale thrower wagon and racks – needs new floor; Little Giant 36 ft hay/ grain elevator with PTO, White 24 ft trail type cultivator with hydraulic wings and levelers, Triple K 12 ft cultivator, Turnco 12 ft cultipacker, MF 4 furrow trip beam plow, 40 ft 7” grain auger with pto, Speed King 4” x 20 ft grain auger, Ford 12 ft trail type tandem disc with hydraulic lift, New Holland 328 single axle manure spreader with single beater, livestock chute with head gate, steel feeder gates, steel farm gates, chain harrows, set of drags, round feeders,creep feeder, poly feed troughs, water troughs, stainless steel milk tank, electric fence supplies, few small articles. TERMS - CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082 www. sullivanauctions.com for photos

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AT 10:30 AM AUCTION SALE - MR ED DOWN 3770 5TH LINE EAST, R.R.#5 CAMPBELLFORD, ONT. 9 miles EAST of Campbellford on County Road 8 and turn NORTH onto Hoard’s Church Road for 2 miles to 5th Line. CANTIQUE AND VINTAGE HIT AND MISS ENGINES AND TRACTORS including 1927 McCormick Deering “1020” gas tractor in running condition;1940’s Farmall “C” gas tractor, 1928 McCormick Deering 1530 gas tractor – restoration project; Massey Harris “101 Junior” gas tractor – rebuilt and running; 1965 Custom 600 garden tractor- Sears Roebuck; ENGINES: 9 Fairbanks Morse engines in various hp sizes (1 ½- 3) and condition; Arco 2 hp, Hercules 2 hp, Empire 1 ½ hp, Cushman “Bean” Caren Bros “Montreal” McCormick Deering ½ hp, 6 hp; Witte7 hp, Nelson, Friend, International “LB” 3-5 hp with McDougall water pump, Lister 5-6 hp; steel flywheels, steel hay cars, VINTAGE VEHICLE: 1965 Renault 4 door sedanrestoration project – not running; mini bikes, Yard Works gas powered go cart, BB special one man wooden boat; approx. 1500 2 x 4’s in various lengths, 2 100 gallon poly tanks, Coates pneumatic tire changer, power tools, hand tools, outside lights, Waterloo tool chest, hardware, Toledo weigh scales; HOUSEHOLD CONTENTS – SELL AT 10:30 AM Royal Doulton figurines, barn lanterns, antique cabinet style gramophone, retro fireplace with stereo insert, vintage toys, display cabinets, numerous other articles. TERMS - CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082 www. sullivanauctions.com for photos

FRIDAY, JUNE 30TH 9AM-6PM SATURDAY, JULY 1ST 8AM-3PM MONDAY, JULY 3RD 8AM-3PM

HUGE 3 DAY TAG SALE!! NAPANEE ESTATE PLUS LOCAL CONSIGNMENTS All items are priced to sell. This is not a live Auction. Koopmans Auction Centre, 662 County Road #12 3.5 kms Southwest of Bloomfield on Westlake Rd. Full Estate of Household Furnishings, Antiques, Tools, Appliances! Table and chairs, dining room buffet and hutches, futon, Antique trunks, wingback chairs, office desk and chairs , quantity of small and large filing cabinets, shelving units, small tools, small kitchen appliances, modern wall hangings and home décor, sewing material, sport cards, model gas powered airplanes, quantity of occasional tables, Antique glass, outdoor furniture, jewellery, books, lamps, Large Aquarium. Good quality items for everyone! For all your Consignment & Auction needs call Gerald Koopmans 613-393-1732


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Wellington Pentecostal Church Corner of Nile & West St. Wellington Saturday June 24 8am-2pm

Moving sale with lots of kitchen and household items, some toys and furniture.

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Sunday June 25, 2017 12 Dainard Rd Milford 9am-4pm

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Antiques, collectibles, jewellery and one-of-a-kind finds. Something for everyone! Rain or Shine

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MOVING/ ESTATE SALE 22 John Street Picton 10am-4pm Sunday, July 2 Furniture and other items will be available Dealers Welcome!

YARD SALE Lots of OLD and Lots of NEW Furniture, Odds and Ends

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YARD SALE Saturday & Sunday June 24 & 25 8am-3pm 21 County Rd 6 Trim, Kawasaki motorcycle, lumber, steel, tools, woodworking, books, shelving, designer furniture, furnaces, fireplaces, tile

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Public board’s draft budget a first step toward a multi-year financial recovery plan Following six deficit budgets in the past eight years, trustees vote to adopt balanced ledger this year while taking steps to rebuild dwindling reserve funds JASON PARKS STAFF WRITER

There isn't much wiggle room and their reserves are horrifyingly low but the Hastings and Prince Edward District School

board has drafted a balanced budget plan for the 2017-2018 school year and has taken the first step in its financial recovery process. After they had passed the wide-spread closure and con-

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for the current year, $6.2 million next year, $8 million in year three. “The plan is holding us to have a balanced budget without dipping into reserves for this year and to start building that accumulated surplus by $1 million plus by 2018-2019,” Pfeiffer said. Hence the tight timelines on school closures and consolidations. “We are being held very accountable and we are having to make the hard choices we've made to get to this balanced budget,” he added. Pfeiffer called the 2017-2018 plan “robust” in that it contained a contingency fund for unexpected costs and increased allotments for extra supply coverage, classroom instruction and operations costs for building which will primarily deal with higher than expected utility costs. “Those are the types of things that have been catching us by surprise in past years and I think this year we have a robust budget going forward despite the small surplus,” he said.

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If approved, recommendation will be put forward to ministry HOSPITAL, from page 1

A series of community engagement efforts were organized by QHC last month and included indepth discussions with a focus group consisting of 35 community leaders, health care partners, and staff and physicians as well as a month-long survey was open to all community members. That electronic survey netted 339 responses while a community open house provided the opportunity for any community member to ask questions, share feedback and complete the survey in person. In total, approximately 120 attended the session.

“County residents have always been greater supporters of their local hospital, so we were not surprised by the excellent community participation in this decision-making process,” said QHC senior director Susan Rowe. “While most people tend to prefer the existing hospital site, we also heard loud and clear that the number one priority is to see a new PECMH built, regardless of exactly where it is located.” Among the common themes and responses in support of building on the grounds adjacent to the current PECMH site and not at the H.J. McFarland site included: proximity to the Prince Edward Family Health Team and

other services; Closer for walking to the hospital and a less expensive taxi ride; Easier to find and easier to see from Picton's Main Street and; Familiarity with existing site and closer for emergency services. According to QHC, a minority supporting the greenfield site near H.J. McFarland Memorial Home saw the benefits of the idyllic setting– close to nature and less road traffic and also felt it was easier for construction and would have less of an impact on the existing hospital during construction. Detractors of the current site proposal included the belief the existing site offered less room for

parking and future expansion and concerns about the disruption on hospital operations during the construction. “There were a number considerations taken into account, some environmental and some construction-related issues,” QHC spokesperson Catherine Walker told the Gazette. “At the end of the process, Everything aligned well for the recommendation to be the existing site.” If approved, the QHC board will formally recommend the existing site to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care as part of the Stage 1B submission which is the next step of the capital planning approval process.

Third Katnip Tea for Loyalist Humane Society this Sunday at Glenwood

The historic Glenwood Cemetery Chapel will be the venue for Sunday's third annual Katnip Tea in support of the Loyalist Humane Society (LHS). Performers for this benefit concert include tenor Julian Gallo (Wally Williamson), vocalists Lenni Stewart and Lorain Sine,

flautist Colleen Galway and accompanist Tom Dietzel. The LHS is a no-kill shelter with more than 300 cats and kittens in its care. Dogs in need are also fostered off-site. The shelter has no paid staff, is run entirely by volunteers, and is solely dependent on donations to operate.

To date, the Katnip Tea fundraising event has raised a total of $6,500 for the LHS. A live auction, with auctioneer Adam Miller, will begin the afternoon, starting at 1:30 p.m. The concert will follow at 2 p.m. with any remaining auction items to be sold at intermission.

The special guest emcee this year's concert will be Don Roberts, a dedicated shelter volunteer. Admission for this Sunday's concert is $10. with tickets sold at the door. Light refreshments are included in the ticket price. -Staff

Each request under bylaw is reviewed by several municipal departments PATIOS, from page 14

Councillor Lenny Epstein said he too saw things very differently than Pennell. “I realize there are some parking spaces being taken up by these patios, but we just invested a lot of money in other lots, in allowing people that have accessibility permits on their vehicles to park for free at any spot in town,” he said. “We are definitely investing in parking and the benefits that come through the dynamic street life that comes with patios far outweighs the challenges.” Epstein said he's only heard complaints from a very small percentage of the public and the

majority have seemed to be overwhelmingly in support. Councillor Jim Dunlop said he's only heard about five complaints regarding the one sidewalk patio established in Wellington. “Was I in favour of the location? No, but I can live with it,” he said. “…I've only had five people (express concerns) so it's a nonissue as far as I'm concerned.” Community development director Neil Carbone said there was significant discussion with various groups when the patio bylaw was established. He said one of those groups was the County's accessibility advisory committee. As they stand, the patio guidelines for accessibility

are in excess of requirements, he said. In terms of the impact the patios may have on traffic — especially on narrow streets like in Wellington — Carbone said the patios are no more an impediment to traffic than a parked car. “The reality is that the sidewalk patio — at least in the case of the Stache (on Main) in Wellington — is less so into the street than a parked car would be if it were in that spot,” he said.

He said all sidewalk patio permits have go through an operational review, an engineering review, planning and heritage reviews, and are reviewed by the fire department. “No patio is permitted simply because a bylaw is in place,” he said. “A patio is not going to be permitted if there are any unique circumstances about the proposed location that render it unsafe or inaccessible.”

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Moore looks for ways to increase promotions and access to hospice services in rural areas HOSPICE, from page 11

“My husband and I lived in Nova Scotia. That’s where he’s from and we raised our children there,” she said. “We’ve always been in rural communities. Those are happy times for us. You really get to know the community and get to know the people, you feel you’re so much a part of a rural or smaller community. I understand the rural communities, that’s where my career has been and my husband’s as well.” Since receiving the job at Hospice Prince Edward, Moore said she’s been impressed with the warm welcome she’s received. One couple even offered her their Fifth Wheel trailer to live in as she has had a hard time finding rental accommodations with her husband still working in Simcoe County. The welcome internally at Hospice has also been warm. Moore met with her team of Judy Fraser, Esther Howard, and Jane Moon on her second day and she’s talked with them about their immediate initia-

tives, and short- and long-term goals. Moore said she’s excited about some goals she has for the organization in the near future. One of the ideas is to bring representation, training, and services to outlying areas in Prince Edward County. “One of the things I really wanted to see happen is I’ve talked to our staff about having team leaders or navigators in all the different outer communities,” she said. “We could have volunteers who live in those communities who would be the face of Hospice. On the ground, they would know what kind of volunteer training might be good out there.” Moore talked about starting a caregivers’ support group at Wellington on the Lake and possibly a grief support program there too. Another initiative she’s interested in is the addition of complementary modalities to provide comfort for clients. As a trained Reiki master and reflexologist, Moore believes there

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may be a way to engage teams of trained individuals to work in the residential hospice and in the community on meditation or alternative healing. “They’re often called complementary modalities because they complement the medical system, they don’t take away from it,” she said, adding she did some Reiki with one of her past clients during her last few days. Instead of being agitated and unsettled, she was calm and at ease. “If we can do things like that to help people out and give them a sense of calm, why wouldn’t we?” According to Moore, among the main challenges she will look to address are raising awareness of the programs offered and getting people engaged earlier.

“As soon as people are diagnosed with a life-limiting illness we can help.Sometimes a client doesn’t want to burden a community member, but they will open up to a volunteer who can listen and be supportive,” she said. “Come drop in and see us. Come drop in and meet me. Come for a tour.” Fundraising goes along with awareness and that will be one of Moore’s priorities in the short term. Matthewman said they’ve already discussed some ideas. “We did dip into the piggy bank this year because we had more expenses than revenue coming in. We need to be working with the community to help them understand government doesn’t pay for everything we do, we still need private fundraising. Karen is a person

who can do that,” he said. The chair also said he’s confidence the new executive director can get into the routine of working with the Local Health Integration Network on funding and operational issues. “The thing with working with the LIHN, more than anything else, is patience and understanding they’re going through huge changes as they go from the CCAC to miniLHINs to the Patients First program changes. All that is huge change. I don’t think they have all their answers and they’re responsive to people’s needs to. She’ll fit right in there because she’s not coming in with a predetermined course of action.” In fact, Matthewman sees Moore’s flexibility as one of her strengths moving forward. “She’s someone who strikes

me as being a good listener. She’s not someone who comes in with the approach that says ‘I’ve got the solution to the problem.’ She sits down, she listens, and says ‘OK, how about this as a solution.” While welcoming Moore on, Matthewman also thanked interim executive director Val MacDonald for her work in streamlining the organization and getting it ready to hire. He said she discovered the functions of all staff, the time they spend on those functions, and where they can interact with one another and the volunteers. Right now, he said that has produced a good model for success. “I’m very pleased with the way the hospice is running and the team camaraderie here right now.”

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Survivor says being strong was her only choice Operators concerned labour costs will affect competition RELAY, from page 1 The 14 teams involved this year was down significantly over numbers in years past. In previous years as many as 60 teams took part and that included nearly two dozen entries from PECI. Rutgers said the event misses out on PECI's formal involvement and while organizers were disappointed with the number of teams in 2017, the participants that did take part were extremely enthusiastic “We are going to collect as much feedback as we can and make some decisions this fall when we start to organize for 2018,” Rutgers added. Colleen Galway was a selfadmitted 'new survivor' that had the honour of inspiring the teams and supporters as well as ringing the bell for their 2017 Survivors Walk. Galway explained a routine trip to the doctor resulted in a diagnosis of Stage 3 breast cancer. “I was totally unprepared for the whirlwind that follows a cancer diagnosis,” she explained. Her story begins like many others where a feeling of being run down or not feeling quite right prompts an appointment for a simple check up. In her mind, she had chalked up her malaise to a busy schedule with her children, training for her first full marathon, maintaining an active performing schedule as an accomplished flutist and earning her second university degree at Queen's University. After here diagnosis, Galway went into “full-on crisis management mode” where surgeries were prepare for and doctor's appointments and treatment schedules were made. “I stayed positive with the help of family and friends and tired to make sense of how to carry on,” she explained. However, one encounter with a mentor and friend framed her entire battle. Shortly after the diagnosis, the friend asked if, before the cancer was detected by doctors, was it there in her body. “Without knowing what she was getting at, I said reluctantly 'Yes, the cancer was already there.' She asked me 'Why is today any different? Are you suddenly not able to go for a run, do school work or play with the kids?'. Basically she was telling me to suck it up and in a world a where every-

COLLEEN GALWAY one's go-to reaction is to feel sorry for you, or start to cry or a little bit of both, her perspective was refreshing. She was telling me there was two ways I could deal with this. I could feel sorry for myself, curl up in a ball and not leave the house or I could continue to be the person I've always been and face my battles,” Galway said. The mother of two decided in that moment to meet the situation head on, finishing her degree, playing concerts and continued training for the upcoming Prince Edward County Marathon. “I ran all through chemo and radiation. I was not running far and I was not running fast, but I was running. Unable to run the entire marathon, Galway and some close friends participated in the team challenge two days after her final radiation treatment and “crossed the finish line more of a winner than anyone could have guessed.

This fall, Galway will attempt to run the full marathon for the first time and close the chapter of her life that included cancer. “Cancer will always be a part of who I am, it's changed me in ways that I never thought possible, It's forced me to dig deeper and be stronger,” Galway added, leaving the crowd with an inspirational point to ponder. “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have,” said Galway. Canadian Cancer Society Senior Manager Doug Kane congratulated those taking part Friday evening and thanked them, explaining Relay for Life was about gratitude, appreciation and inspiration Kane said Relay for Life events all over Canada are generating money for research that change cancer outcomes for the better. “Our goal is to create cancer survivors and we can't do it without you so thank you so much,” Kane said We all gain inspiration from watching yellow shirts walking around the track and the more cancer survivors we can create and the more yellow shirts we put on the track, the more momentum we will have and the more money we will raise for this cause. The tagline for Relay for Life this year is 'Cancer Changes Everything. Thank you for changing cancer outcomes in Canada.”

WINERIES, from page 3 Apple growers, for example, are competing with those growing gala apples in Chile, Mexico, and Washington State. “These are the kids of sensitivities we need to have, particularly with those elements in our economy that are price takers and not price setters.” With respect to the proposed workplace legislation, Leal said he was also working with the Ontario Federation of Agriculture on other issues that may arise. A concern about having to pay shift workers when it is raining and farm work cannot be completed is another he’ll look to address. Sullivan also asked Leal to commit to improving market access by allowing wine and craft beverage sales at smaller independent retailers or wine-specific outlets aside from just grocery stores in bigger centres. “Would it be fair to say you’re making a commitment to modernize and not let up on better retail access for wineries and less of a blunt-instrument approach to the weight of concerns of rural Ontario?” he asked. Leal indicated he’s “a reformer by nature” and that he welcomed new ways to grow the industry, but added reform has been a long time coming and would remain an “evolutionary process.” Richard Linley, the president of the Wine Council of Ontario said his organization just completed an industry study on its

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