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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014


VOLUME 1 8 4 , N O . 11


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Naturalists seek leave to appeal decision Community group commits to continue its Ostrander fight


AdAm BrAmBurger Staff writer

Picton women join peers around world for day of prayer PAge 3


County figure skater has chance to shine on home ice PAge 18

There’s plenty of fun things to do this March break at the branches of the Prince Edward County Library as evidenced by the crafty art work of nine-year-old Hannah Gillette. The Wellington branch will host a youth dramatic workshop today and tomorrow while Picton will again have a arts and crafts seminar using discarded books on Friday. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)

North Marysburgh councillor has been active on police board, vocal on wind turbines

Quaiff first to jump into mayoral race ChAd IBBotson

Staff writer


Cobourg knocks Dukes out of OJHL playoffs after five games PAge 24


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Prince Edward County will have a new mayor come December and the first candidate to challenge for that position filed his nomination forms Tuesday. North Marysburgh councillor Robert Quaiff said he's put a lot of thought into running for the mayor's seat. Born and raised in Prince Edward County, Quaiff was first elected in 2000 and served North Marysburgh until 2003. He also briefly filled a vacancy on council in 2006 before being elected again in 2010. He said he had aspirations to run for mayor in the past, but felt he should serve another term on council first. Having retired a couple of years ago, Quaiff, 60, said now was the time to take that

In the runnIng North Marysburgh councillor Robert Quaiff and wife Susan enter Shire Hall on Tuesday morning. Quaiff is the first candidate to file nomination papers for mayor. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

step. “I thought now the timing is right to step forward and offer the experience that I've got,” he said on

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Tuesday. Quaiff said he spoke to Mayor Peter Mertens prior to budget deliberations about the possibility of


running for mayor. He said if Mertens had run again, he wouldn't have run against him. “If he were going to run, I wasn't going to contest him,” said Quaiff. “I had enough respect for the job he's done as mayor and this council has done, and going forward I think he was very deserving of a second term.” With Mertens announcing earlier this month he would not run for re-election, Quaiff stepped forward. While there will be a new face at the helm of council, Quaiff said residents shouldn't expect a large push for change. “The change has been done. Going forward we have good financial stability, we've done a (corporate restructuring). All the mechanisms are in place,” he said.

See QUAIFF, page 26


Yesterday, representatives of the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists (PECFN) filed paperwork requesting leave to appeal an Ontario Divisional Court ruling last month that would allow the Ostrander Point industrial wind installation to proceed. PECFN past-president Cheryl Anderson confirmed to the Gazette proper notice was delivered to the registrar of the Ontario Court of Appeal seeking leave to appeal. The group gave similar notices of its intent to the project’s proponent Gilead Power and Ontario’s Ministry of Energy on Friday. “I don’t think it was ever really in question that we were going to proceed,” said Anderson. “You have to do these things in the proper order and have all your ducks in a row before you can make an official announcement.” Since the decision was handed down Feb. 20 to strike the Environmental Review Tribunal’s decision to halt the project, Anderson said PECFN representatives have been working with their legal representatives Eric Gillespie and Natalie Smith to understand the process ahead and analyze the decision the court made. “When you analyze the decision made by the divisional court, you can see definite reasons for appeal,” said Anderson. She indicated that Smith and PECFN executive Myrna Wood have worked diligently to put together facts and legal arguments to submit to the Court of Appeal. Last Monday, the executive was in contact with Gillespie in making the decision to proceed with its notice. According to Anderson, all parties to the decision will have an opportunity to make submissions to the court by mid-May and a panel of three judges will rule in June whether it believes there are grounds to move forward with the appeal process.

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014

Family Health Team rolls out two-year pilot of Hospital@Home treatment program Nurse practitioners to allow patients to go home ahead of schedule Chad Ibbotson Staff writer

For 72-year-old Picton resident Ed White, the chance to participate in a pilot program was second to the

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chance to receive medical treatment at home in the company of his wife of 50 years, Gail. White was one of the first participants in the Hospital@Home pilot pro-

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Comfortable Care Picton resident Ed White

discusses his participation in the Hospital@Home program during the program’s official launch last Friday. White said he hopes the program continues. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

in hospital he had to learn to walk again, and still had mobility issues throughout his 10 days in the program. “I couldn't have done any of this without my bride of 50 years,â€? he said. â€œâ€Ś Thanks to the Hospital at Home care people. Going from the hospital to home really helped improve my getting better.â€? White said he hopes the

program will continue. The Hospital@Home program allows patients to be cared for in their own homes for up to seven days (but the duration is flexible). Patients receive daily visits from a primary care provider — either one of PEFHT's family doctors or a nurse practitioner. Each patient is cared for by a team that is designed to fit their personal needs. Teams

include a physician, nurse practitioner, team leader, CCAC care co-ordinator, personal support workers, nurses, pharmacist, and social worker. All of these professionals co-ordinate and consult on patients using teleconferences. To be admitted to the program, patients must otherwise require hospital admission, they must have a local family doctor, a clear diagnosis, must sign a consent to participate, must live in Prince Edward County, and must have family or friends involved in their care. Patients are typically elderly or palliative. It's estimated the program can serve up to 12 patients at one time. The aim is to divert appropriate patients from hospitals while providing the necessary care in the patient's home. The program looks to meet the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care's priorities of better access, quality, and value, and is being evaluated by the ministry with the potential to be rolled out across the province. Lead program physician Dr. Elizabeth Christie said there's a significant reshaping of health care underway in the province and a key component in that is moving health care services out of hospitals and into homes.

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014

Egyptian women’s prayers reach around the world and into Picton United Church hosts annual World Day of Prayer ecumenical service AdAm BrAmBurger Staff writer

In the wake of the First World War, groups of North American women decided the best way to world peace was through united missionary prayer. Since 1920, they've worked to make the first Friday of Lent a day when Christians across the world could gather for shared worship. In 1926, American and Canadian women distributed their prayer service to as many countries as they could with enthusiastic response. Each year that followed, women from a different country took up the task to write a service that would engage the world through their own local customs. Last Friday at the Picton United Church, about 100 people gathered at 2 p.m. to go through this year's text, which had been prepared by the World Day of Prayer Committee of Egypt. Blue streamers attached to pews gathered people in the front of the expansive church, bringing mind to this year's theme "Streams in the Desert" as local organizer Lynda Parks Sahadat opened the service with an invitation for others to participate in the readings. "There are many people involved in this service," she said. "This is now an ecumenical, non-gender (segregated) day Hundreds of churches and hundreds of congregations across the globe participate in the World Day of Prayer. Parks Sahadat noted that last year, the women of France had written the service and next year, those from the Bahamas would take their turn. This year, however, the Egyptians did their part and Parks Saha-

shAring in song Roanna Kitchen entertains the

World Day of Prayer congregation at Picton United Church with her rendition of the popular hymn On Eagle’s Wings last Friday afternoon. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

dat shared e-mail greetings from one of the women, Camelia Basta, who participated. "I'm very glad for all your e-mails full of excitement, love, community, and support," she read. "Thank you all. I would like to ask you to pray for our economic and political situation besides the main worship situation today." With that thought in mind, the event started. The text started with a bit of Biblical history, noting how many people remember the harsh treatment of Pharaoh, who treated the Israelites as slaves before Moses led them across a parted sea. The women of Egypt,

Women from several churches representing different denominations in Picton took part in reading the prayer service. The service touched on the ancient history and wisdom found in Egypt, particularly in the Giza pyramids and in the Great Lighthouse of Alexandria; the life-giving nutrients carried in the waters of the Nile River; work to transform desert into vegetated lands; and the education which led to 2011 revolutions which brought Christian and Muslim men and women together in Tahir square to push for freedom, justice, and equality. Though the road has been rocky since that historic event, the authors of the service quoted text from Isaiah "Blessed be Egypt my people" and expressed trust that all Egyptians "may one day see peace and justice gush forth like streams flowing in the desert." A second part of the service shared Jesus's encounter with a Samaritan woman at a well and how she changed her communi-

however, chose to remind the world of a Pharaoh's daughter who saved an infant Moses from drowning and raised him as her own son. Also, they noted, Egypt was a place of refuge for an infant Jesus and his family. Historians believe that Egypt played a role in early Christianity through the church and theological school organized by St. Mark. The country hosted many early Christian councils and sent missionaries to other parts of the world. Though their country is believed to be only about 10 per cent Christian today (and 90 per cent Muslim), the Egyptian woman said their church is strong.

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beginning in the early 2000s. Hilary Fennell is one of the younger members on the nine-person committee. She said the theme was evident throughout the event, including in the selection of the artists performing. Event favourite Jeanette Arsenault kicked off the music, while Emily Fennell closed it for the second year in a row. Meghan and the Minors, a singing group featuring girls from PECI also performed two songs. “It’s great that young women can get up and be celebrated,” said Hilary Fennell of the cast. Rosemary McCarney, the president and chief executive officer of Plan Canada started the “Because I am a Girl” project that the theme was modelled upon. McCarney said she was encouraged towns like Picton are hosting events for Interna-

tional Women’s Day. “Everyone has influence,” said McCarney. She encourages people to make sure their concerns about women’s rights are heard in local elections, schools, workplaces and law enforcement offices. She said she also encourages the involvement of men and boys, saying everyone should be activists — not only for women’s and children’s rights but human rights as a whole. “We can use our influence around the kitchen tables of the world,” she said. McCarney said today’s issues surrounding the rights of women and girls are different than they were when the first International Women’s Day was held in 1911, but they are ultimately the same. In the world today approximately 65 million girls are not in school. Though this number is high, it is millions less than 15 years ago. Change is happening but improvements still need to happen said McCarney. McCarney said she has two major pieces of advice for women and men that want to get involved in causing change. The first is to give generously and strategically to organizations, making sure the money donated is going where organizations say it is. The second is that they would have the courage to stand up and speak out when witnessing injustice happening against anyone. Admittance to the event at PECI was free, with donations to the food bank and to a pair of chosen initiatives welcomed and appreciated.

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014

Young girls share their stories for book MOE deems White Pines application complete The company developing the 29-turbine White Pines Energy Project slated for South Marysburgh said the Ministry of Environment (MOE) now considers its Renewable Energy Approval (REA) application complete. In a press release issued Tuesday, wpd Canada president Ian MacRae said his project can now proceed to

WOMEN, from page 4

Each year, the organizing committee chooses a local and an international initiative to donate to. The local initiative this year was the Recreation Outreach Centre’s 'Girls Rock-It' program. It is offered during class breaks to girls in Grades 7 and 8. ‘Girls Rock-It’ supports physical activity, wellbeing and healthy choices. The international initiative supported this year was Milcah's Project. Milcah is a woman in Kenya that tries to help young women have better lives. All of the money donated to Milcah's Project goes directly to her and is used to buy sanitation supplies for the girls that she helps. Every year in Kenya girls miss an average of three months of school. Money for these projects was raised through a bucket auction and any donations made to the specific programs. Women and some men of various ages were in attendance for Tuesday;’s event, which aimed first and foremost to be a celebration of women and to encourage women to be involved. 10,000 Villages donated coffee for the evening, and silent auction items were donated by local businesses. Equipment needed to run the event was also donated by local businesses. The Prince Edward County Women’s Institute funds the Picton International Women’s Day event. On International Women’s Day, which was March 8, this year the book Everyday is Malala Day authored by McCarney and Plan International, was released. This book aimed at young readers is comprised of young girls messages to Malala Yousafzai encouraging her and telling her their own stories and barriers they are facing while fighting for equal rights in their homes. When Malala turned 16




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uplifting finish The Miss Emily (Emily Fennell)

closes the celebration with a performance that the audience sang along with during International Women’s Day celebrations at PECI last week. (April Lawrence/For The Gazette)

Plan put together a video of girls around the world sending messages to her and telling her their stories and how she encourages them, said MaCarney. Over 100,000 communities were visited. We “pulled a book together addressing barriers for girls all over the world,” using images Plan had from creating the video for Malala. Everyday is Malala Day explains the various barriers that block equality for girls across the globe. Barriers blocking girls from getting an education like violence that isn’t strictly physical and early-enforced marriages. “Guns and bullets aren’t the only things

that can hurt us,” said McCarney. She hopes this book will unite girls everywhere, showing them that there are issues everywhere, though they aren’t always the same. “The voices of girls are telling us that there’s a lot of unfinished business, things that were supposed to happen that aren’t happening,” said McCarney. “I strongly believe the voices of children and girls need to be heard.” Global dialogue needs to take place no matter how barriers are made, she said. “If more activists are made from this book I think we’ve achieved our goal,” said McCarney.

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the technical review stage. “This is a first, but important step in achieving the REA for the White Pines project,” said MacRae. “Our staff and consultants have been working with various ministries and members of the community for nearly four years to ensure the application meets the vigorous requirements of the permit-

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014


Looking back in the

Picton Gazette 90 years ago — 1924

n Ontario’s forestry department introduced a new program in which it would supply landowners with up to 3,500 free trees to develop stronger woodlots. Additional trees from the government’s nurseries were available at a cost of $4 per thousand. Most of the trees available for planting would be coniferous varieties. n Council was willing to offer plenty of incentives to get a women’s wear manufacturer to locate in Picton. The Merwin Manufacturing Company was promised free electric horsepower to the extent of 15 horses, free water services, and tax exemptions save school purposes for 10 years if it could guarantee an average weekly payroll of $300 during that term. n The public school board requested up to $5,000 from council upgrade its Kindergarten facilities, which had drawn criticism from parents and the Ministry of Health for being dark and poorly ventilated. Members from both bodies preferred moving the facilities elsewhere.

70 years ago — 1944

n Prince Edward-Lennox MP George Tustin told the House of Commons that some dairy farmers in his riding were losing money due to laws requiring them to deliver fresh milk to cheese factories instead of condenseries. Tustin argued farmers should be able to change the delivery point for their own milk. nMaple syrup producers were cheering a change in legislation that allowed them to sell product directly to consumers at a price equal to that of retailers. In 1943, the producers could sell their products directly to the public for 75 cents a gallon less than the price retailers could sell for. With the change, farmers indicated they could sell more syrup directly and make a better livelihood given there was a sugar shortage limiting production. n Sgt. Neil Martin, who spent his summers in the county when he was young and who worked on Big Island for three years, was reported as a prisoner of war after failing to return from air operations over Magdeberg, Germany.

60 years ago — 1954

n With its 11th consecutive surplus budget since 1943, the provincial government elected not to impose any new taxes and it also announced intentions to increase grants to school boards and municipalities to $134 million. Hospitals would also get an additional $7 million grant, representing $300 per active bed. n Mayor H.J. McFarland started the fundraising drive for a regional home and service centre for the blind by giving $1,000 to the project. Prince Edward residents were asked to raise $15,000 for the home being built in Kingston.

20 years ago — 1994

n Prince Edward-Lennox MPP Paul Johnson announced that the province would be spending $20 million on water and sewer projects in the riding. In the county ,that would mean new communal water supply projects in Bloomfield and Consecon and a new sewage treatment facility in Wellington. n The Bayside Trail Blazers and the Prince Edward Yacht Club were partnering to bring a motorcycle race to the ice on Picton Harbour. The local race would be the last in a circuit of seven events.



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Waterfowl affected by brutal winter weather

It is minus-27 degrees as I write this at 4:30 a.m. on March 6. I guess we can assume that winter will continue, until it is finished. It has been an unforgiving winter, well beyond the inane comments we have been hearing such as “old fashioned winter” and “winters when I was a child”, ad infinitum. This has been a winter like no other with every conceivable challenge tossed into the mix, beginning with an ice storm in December and accompanying power losses, followed by wind and snow beyond imagination and unrelenting cold temperatures that are expected to continue into April. We learned new terms, like frost quakes and polar vortex. And right in the thick of it were the propane companies who have had a field day with the higher demand for heat by doubling their prices to their suppliers who then had to pass the increase on to their customers. A winter we won’t soon forget as we wait for spring flowers and summer temperatures. It has been a difficult year too for wildlife, especially waterfowl. It started promptly, in December, with the ice storm. The crust on the snow rendered it impossible for owls and hawks to find rodents. They suffered. Many died. Red-tailed hawks and harriers, species we seldom see in the backyard, became an issue at backyard bird feeders. Typically, they are not as inclined to prey on birds, unlike the Accipiter family – Cooper’s and sharp-shinned. However, hardest hit this winter were waterfowl. It wasn’t just here either; it was all across Ontario. This winter, the Great Lakes were more than 90 per cent frozen over. Spring migrating northbound ducks are not genetically pro-


grammed to reverse migrate like some species when they encounter bad weather conditions. Instead, ducks will simply hunker down and wait for conditions to improve. If conditions remain cold and relentless like this winter with no improvement, only the extremely hardy make it. In the Quinte region, ducks and swans have been literally falling from the sky, exhausted and emaciated. Fish eating ducks like mergansers have turned up on driveways, parking lots, and in the middle of highways, often many kilometres from the nearest body of water. This winter, the Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre in Napanee has been swamped with weak and starving waterfowl, brought in by volunteers who have rescued them, simply by bending over and picking them up. The long, cold winter has left rivers, streams, lakes and ponds frozen over, preventing the birds from reaching the water they need. “This has been a crisis,” says director Sue Meech. In an effort to downplay winter severity and starvation as the cause of these massive die-offs, it has

been offered that avian botulism might be part of the picture too. due to higher than normal waterfowl concentrations as ducks migrate north right now and occupy what precious little water they can find. However, all dead swans and ducks submitted to Guelph, says Sue Meech, have had no sign of botulism illness. A preliminary diagnosis has shown emaciation and no stored fat, and muscle mass severely diminished. At Barcovan Beach, in Wellers Bay, about 20 mute swans died, before volunteers with the Napanee wildlife facility started offering them corn, saving the rest of them, including a half dozen rare Trumpeter Swans that had also found the tiny spot of open water at the dredged channel. In Cobourg, a gentleman there was fined twice by an overzealous bylaw officer for feeding the waterfowl in Cobourg Harbour. Surprisingly, a Cobourg naturalist club, whose president serves as an assistant to the mayor, sided with the decision to fine the good Samaritan on the basis that a bylaw prohibits the feeding of waterfowl at the harbour, no exceptions. Council refused to look out the window from its climate controlled council chambers at the real world outside. Finally through public opposition, Cobourg Council decided last week to amend the bylaw until the end of this month, due to unusually severe winter conditions, rather than have decomposing carcasses float into shore in the spring. The naturalist club held the premise that feeding the waterfowl was biologically unsound and couldn’t begin to address the situation farther out on the lake. The feeding also contributed, they said, to a condi-

tion in waterfowl known as “angel wing” which research confirms that it does not. The feeding program wasn’t meant to address the entire lake situation; it was meant to help only those close to shore where local residents came daily to enjoy the waterfowl that congregated in the harbour. A connection with wildlife that our world could use a lot more of these days. One argument was the feeding program was helping an already burgeoning population of invasive mute swans, a species known for its aggressiveness and invasiveness on native waterfowl species and habitat. This column is well aware of the impact from invasive mute swans. However, this is not a winter to be arguing the merits of biological ethics; the issue this winter is about humanitarianism. It’s time to call a truce and lay down our weapons and our outdated beliefs about what constitutes “good and bad species”. After all, didn’t the First World War see a Christmas cease fire in 1914 when both sides emerged and fraternized? A symbolic moment of peace and humanity amidst one of the most violent events of human history. Too bad, a century later, we haven’t learned anything. Anyone finding a duck or swan in distress is asked to call Sue Meech at 613-354-0264. The Centre is located on Highway 2, west of Napanee at Civic Address #8749. For more information on today’s topic, please e-mail or phone 613 476 5072. For more information on nature in the Quinte area, be sure to check out .

OPP continues to express concern over distracted driving

The OPP is quite concerned as distracted driving statistics continue to rise throughout the eastern part of the province. Last year, the OPP reported that distracted driving passed both impaired driving and excessive speed as the leading cause of motor vehicle collision fatalities

reported on all roads within the force’s jurisdiction. The police force is in the midst of a distracted driving campaign and since Saturday, it has already laid 84 charges across the East Region for the offence. Officers are also reminding

motorists that on March 18, the distracted driving fine of $155 will be increased to $280, which includes a $225 fine, a $50 victim surcharge, and a $5 court cost. The OPP is asking drivers to stay off their hand-held devices while they’re driving and to get onto them when they’re not to

visit the force’s Facebook and Twitter pages to discuss how drivers plan to reduce distracted driving across the province. Some of the submissions will be highlighted in a news release at the end of the campaign. -Staff

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‘I don’t think it was ever really in question that we were going to proceed. You have to do these things in the proper order and have all your ducks in a row before you can make an official announcement.’ -P rInce e dward c ountY F Ield n aturalIsts Past- PresIdent c herYl a nderson talkIng about her organIzatIon ’ s decIsIon to request leave to aPPeal a recent o ntarIo d IvIsIonal c ourt rulIng to overturn the e nvIronmental r evIew t rIbunal’ s decIsIon on o strander P oInt.


PoPPy Power Pictured in the emergency department at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital from left are Hazel Lloyst, interim director of development with the PECMH Foundation, Pat Burrows, president of Branch 78, Tom McCaw, secretary/treasurer for the Poppy Fund, Rusty Harrison, chair of the Poppy Fund committee and Leo Finnegan, president of the PECMH Foundation. Branch 78 recently contributed $3,000 from its Poppy Fund to help with the telemetry campaign to upgrade cardiac-monitoring equipment at the hospital. (Briar Boyce/PECMH Foundation)

Inquiry makes good sense, protest methods do not

MISSING or murdered indigenous women from across Canada came to the forefront this week when a special parliamentary committee tabled a report last week that fell short of calling for an inquiry into what some say are hundreds or even thousands of cases dating back into the 1960s. Instead, after interviewing 61 witnesses, the committee made 16 recommendations including the creation of public and prevention campaigns about the disappearances of the women and the possibility of further collection of police data in cases involving indigenous women when ethnicity variables appear to be considerations. While the report appears to be a step in the right direction, it likely provides little comfort to families and communities who are missing these women, nor does it do enough to investigate claims that these deaths may be somehow racially motivated and that Native women are somehow becoming targets. Thorough investigation should follow the far-toooften instances of violence against any women in this society to be sure, and in this instance more investigation would go a long way into helping discover what is happening to these missing women, what trends might be putting them in danger, and which people have been involved. The federal government would be wise to consider ways that it can delve into this question so that it can ultimately be put to rest. That said, the actions of several protesters north of the county last week who were calling on the government to move forward with an inquiry likely did little to bend the ear of MPs who might not have been prepared to invest money into the research. The initial protests, which featured the distribution of printed materials at the roadside were a welcome change from past protests in the area over Ottawa’s treatment of various native issues. Some of the people who had been driving down Shannonville Road who came upon that display and took the information might have been likely to call MP Daryl Kramp or other representatives to look for answers to the perceived injustice. On the other hand, however, many people avoided that area entirely given their long memories of the threat of roadblocks, masked demonstrators, and confrontation. By reputation, the protesters likely dismissed their chance to show they had changed their stripes and to show that this set of protests was somehow different than the others that had taken place before. On the weekend, the demonstrations escalated to the point where railroads were blocked, some of the many OPPs who were called in at great cost intervened, and arrests were made. That made negative headlines, and it’s unlikely many of the people who were inconvenienced by the blocked tracks or roads got the message to pressure government. Instead, they felt intimidated and threatened. If the protest was about making a difference, it seems like a missed opportunity. If it was about settling some perceived score with the non-Native community, it makes one wonder what an inquiry is really going to solve.


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The Picton Gazette welcomes letters to the editor of 500 words or less. The letters may be edited for clarity, legal ramifications, length or general taste at the editor’s discretion. We also reserve the right to refuse to publish submitted letters for the same reasons. Letters published do not necessarily reflect the views of the Gazette, its publisher, or staff. Submitted items become property of the Gazette.

I've just heard that Prince Edward County council is seeking to have "Prince Edward" included in the new riding name for the Bay of Quinte federal district. Yes, the name “Prince Edward” has been included in one riding configuration or another in the House of Commons since Confederation, and council perhaps wanted this tradition maintained. As an historian myself, I have a deep respect for tradition. But the name “Bay of Quinte,” too, has a long tradition in the region that

predates Confederation. What’s more, it doesn’t play any favourites among the three municipalities. As someone who grew up in the county, and lives here now, I am not supportive of the council’s proposal, and I consider it to be damaging to the cohesiveness of the new riding. We are much stronger together, and the County council members are not being team players in the region when they make moves like this. Belleville and Quinte West have not lodged any protests about the new

name not mentioning their municipality specifically, and here we have the County council causing a fuss. This does not help our reputation with our partners, especially considering that the council has also needlessly damaged relations with Quinte West recently over what was in effect a fait accompli with the airbase (whether you are a supporter or not). The Conservatives and Liberals have already held their founding meetings for their new associations under the new "Bay of

Quinte" riding name, and things are already in process with Elections Canada. Council’s protest is much too late in the game and very disruptive, to say the least. It leaves me wondering why, in a municipal election year, the County council would put forward such a “me-first” proposal? Surely there are more pressing issues to be dealt with, such as the deteriorating condition of some of our major county roads? Phil Baldwin Consecon

Find candidates to run who will listen after election

I see from an e-mail I received that The Resident Resource Group is meeting again soon to discuss ways and means of attracting more voters to turn out this fall. My take on the situation is that too many people in

the County have lost faith not only in the System but more to the point people who run for office. Prior to the election, particularly at local stops, the candidates almost without exception makes grand promises on

one hand and place fear on the other if we fail to elect them. For instance, “Elect me and I will stop the wind turbines from coming.” The task of the resource group will be to find a way to encourage people to run

for office who will listen to our needs after they are elected. Currently , for the most part, our councillors represent themselves. Ken Koyama Picton


Students from local schools participated in a public speaking competition March 8, at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78 in Picton. The winners of the competition will move on to a zone competition in Marmora. Pictured are the top three winners from each of the categories. First-place winners are Milana Smith, Hannah Hungerford and Daliah Bulgujewski. Second place winners, Natalie Rogers, Bridget Finnegan and Lucas Wiens. Third-place winners are Griffin Lavender, Luc Mayfield, Wyatt Gilbert. Also pictured are Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78 Picton president Pat Burrows and youth education dhair Dorothy Holdaway. Participating schools were Pinecrest, St. Gregory’s and Athol-South Marysburgh. (April Lawrence/For The Gazette)

Kings’ Novice, Atom AE entries fall in OMHA semi-finals

Despite a herculean effort that included a huge comeback win on the road in Game 4, the Ainsworth Funeral Home Atom AE Kings ran out of magic and dropped their OMHA semifinal series against the Midland Centennials this weekend 3-2 On Saturday with their backs to the wall and in a hostile environment, the Kings overcame an early 1-0 deficit to shade the hosts 2-1. Down 1-0 late in the first, Ryan Cunningham set up Jarrett Osterhout for the equalizer with just six seconds left in the frame.

In the second, it was Osterhout again bulging the twine and bagging the game winner unassisted with under six minutes to play in the middle stanza. Back in Wellington on Sunday, the Kings and the Cents went stride for stride deep into the contest until the officials called Wellington for a pair of minor penalties. Down two men with under two minutes to play proved to be enough to break the backs of the Kings as they surrendered the series winner on the short end of a 5on-3. With Kings netminder

Nolan Lane on the bench in favour of an extra attacker, the Kings gave up an empty netter with about a minute left on the clock. In other Kings playoff action... n The County Farm Centre Novice Kings just couldn't find a way to get ahead of the Port Hope Phantoms in their OMHA semi-finals series and the locals dropped Game 4 of the best-of-five/six point series 4-0 on Saturday in Picton. Down 4-2 in points, the Kings were unable to answer a first period tally from the Phantoms who bagged

another in the second. Reese Kleinsteuber, Ben Smith and Riley Grimmon all had their chances but couldn't beat the Port Hope netminder. On the back end, Josh Cunningham and Nathan Steen played hard minutes for the Kings. In the Prince Edward County cage, Austin Stock held his club in for much of the game, keeping the Phantoms at bay. In the late going, Port Hope potted another plus an empty netter to cap off the scoring.

A Bloomfield man is in custody following a dramatic foot chase in the village's west end Wednesday. On March 5, Prince Edward OPP officers and the Highland Shores Children's Aid Society were investigating an assault complaint where a two-year-old child was injured and subsequently learned of historical assaults on the child’s mother. At about 9 pm, police attended a Main Street

Bloomfield address in an attempt to locate the male suspect in the assaults. Moments before the officers arrived at the residence, the suspect in the matter exited the rear of the house and fled on foot across snow covered farmers fields.  Officers followed the suspect’s tracks in the snow while cruisers travelled the roads through Bloomfield and the surrounding area in an attempt to locate the male.

Ultimately the OPP Canine Unit and members of the OPP Emergency Response Team joined the search. Residents in the search area were canvassed by police and instructed to lock their doors while officers pursued the suspect. Two hours later, the male was located in a wooded area several kilometres west of the village of Bloomfield, south of the Mustang Drive-In. The accused, a 23-year-

old Bloomfield resident, was arrested and brought to the Picton hospital where he is being treated for frostbite to his feet and hands. The accused faces multiple criminal charges including assault, assault with a weapon, uttering threats, mischief, breach of recognizance and three counts of breach of probation.

-Jason Parks, Staff

Suspect leads police on lengthy search through fields near Bloomfield

-Jason Parks, Staff


The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014

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ComIng soon Last year the Bean Counter Cafe was the only business to take advantage of the sidewalk patio pilot project, but council has deemed there is an appetite for the patios and approved a bylaw that will allow continued participation. (Submitted photo)

Council moves forward following successful pilot project last year

Patios to become permanent downtown Chad Ibbotson

Staff writer

It appears sidewalk patios will become a permanent fixture of summer streetscapes in Prince Edward County's downtown cores. Committee of the whole voted last week to recommend council create and adopt a sidewalk patio bylaw following the success of a pilot program last summer. The bylaw was approved by council on March 11. Councillor Janice Maynard suggested it might be wise to continue the pilot through this year to gather information and further assess the success of the program. She said the motion on last week's committee-of-thewhole agenda would lead directly to a bylaw when council could simply extend the pilot for the season. “There's an option there — because we only had one participant — that maybe we really didn't gather enough data and get enough background information. Maybe we'd like to consider that test period for another year and try to get more people on board,” she said. “It's pretty tough to make a decision on a bylaw on one person in the trial period.” While there was only one

participant in the program last year, councillor Kevin Gale said timing played a role and there has been overwhelming support for the program throughout the business community. “The one business that took advantage of it last year was a coffee shop. There are other businesses that normally would have taken advantage of that — like pubs,” said Gale. “This initiative did not come forward with enough time for them to be licensed by the L.L.B.O. (Liquor Licensing Board of Ontario).” Gale said he believes the project will be a success. “The project is going to be a good project and we have to get going as quickly as possible so the ones that are waiting in the wings, that want get licensed, can do so before the summer season,” he said. The program allows pubs and other restaurants to temporarily use sidewalk space in front of their establishments to accommodate more patrons. The program allows the businesses to extend a walkway into an adjacent parking space to allow pedestrian traffic to move freely. The patios must allow for a minimum five-foot pedestrian walkway either on the existing sidewalk or through

a temporary walkway in the adjacent parking space. The walkways must match the height of the curb to ensure they are fully accessible. A report presented at the committee meeting last week says only one complaint was filed during last year's pilot. “That individual contacted staff by phone and was asked to communicate his concerns in an email or in writing so that it could be included with this analysis; unfortunately neither was ever received,” the report says. “The director of operations noted that he received a single complaint relating to the width of the walkway and approximately 30 positive/favourable comments from various residents.” The report says any parking reductions in Picton would be offset by the opening of 10 new public spaces in Market Square due to the closing of the King Street recreation, parks, and culture offices. A fee of $10 per day or $300 per month along with a non-refundable $50 application fee will be charged to participants. The fees will cover the cost of parking space rental. Applicants will also be responsible for the costs associated with building the patios and extended walkways.


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month 1pm/$5). Crib every Wednesday evening 7pm. Cost $5/Mixed Fun Darts every Thursday evening 7pm. BEGINNER FRENCH – Picton Library drop-in 2pm every Thursday with Maurice. MARCH 14 – FOOD NOT BOMBS FREE SOUP FRIDAY – All welcome for free lunch of homemade soup & fresh bread. Picton Br Library, downstairs 12 noon. MARCH 14 – MARCH BREAK ART – Paint Chip Picasso. Beautiful art from paint chips! Drop in Bloomfield Br Library. Call to confirm time 4765962. MARCH 14 – WELLINGTON LEGION – Friday Night Dinner celebrates St. Patrick’s Weekend featuring Corned Beef & Cabbage with Sheperds Pie, dessert, coffee/tea $14.95. 10 & under ½ price. Serving 5-7pm. Take-out available. All welcome. Enjoy an Irish evening. MARCH 14 – IRISH EVENING –Consecon United Church serving Irish Stew & Soda Bread 5-7pm. Free will offering. MARCH 15 – SPROUTING: THE NEXT STEP – Grow fresh Greens & Sprouts in your kitchen. Experimental & Hands-on Workshop with Erika Wolff, Raw Food Expert. Plant & take home your own sprout garden. 10am-12noon 29 Elizabeth St, Community Living Centre, Picton. RSVP 476-0302 $15 to cover cost of sprouting kit & raw breakfast. MARCH 15 – MAC COMPUTER BASICS WORKSHOP – Free workshop Wellington Br Library 10am-2pm. Registration required with Amanda 476-5962. MARCH 15 – ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION PICTON – Presents Millpond Country Jamboree & Open Mic Featuring Country Music Rising Star Becky Elliott. Admission $15pp & includes Roast Beef Dinner & Dessert & The Best of Live Music. RSVP to reserve dinner (limited seating) 476-6535. Doors open 5:30 & Dinner 6pm. Music 7pm. All welcome. MARCH 16 – CONSECON LEGION – Euchre at 1pm. Cost $5pp. Everyone welcome. Chicken supper to follow 4-6:30pm. Cost $12/plate. MARCH 16 – ST. ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH – Roast Beef Supper at the Ameliasburgh Town Hall serving 4-6pm. Adults $12. Children 6-11 yrs $5. Info 399-3082. MARCH 17 – FREE AFTERNOON DOCUMENTARY – “Solar Mamas” Inspiring story of Rafea, an uneducated Bedouin mother from the Jordanian desert who changes her world in an unusual way. Picton Br Library 2pm. MARCH 18 – FREE DROP IN CHESS – Every Tuesday 1-4pm Picton Br Library. MARCH 18 – FREE AFTER SCHOOL FUN CLUB – Each Tuesday 4pm Wellington Br Library. MARCH 18 – AUTHOR READING – By Ann McLurg of her debut novel “No Angel”. Questions & Answer time also. 7pm Milford Br Library. MARCH 18 – AL-ANON (adults) & ALATEEN (teens) – Affected by someone’s drinking? 1-866-9513711. Meets Tues(s) 8pm Gilead Fellowship Church. MARCH 19 – ST.PATRICK’S TEA & BAZAAR – Picton United Church 1:30pm. Chicken Pot Pies/Baked Goods & Treasures new & old. $7pp. Take out available 476-6050. Resevations Jen 476-3763 or MARCH 19 – HAM SUPPER – Athol (Cherry Valley) Community Hall 6pm. Presented by the Cherry Valley WI assisted by the Athol Rec Committee. Dinner & dessert $12pp, under 12 $6. Raffle. Reservations recommended. Call Josie 476-4120. MARCH 20 – AL-ANON – Meets Thurs(s) 10:30am Gilead Fellowship Church. 1-866-951-3711. For adults affected by someone’s drinking? MARCH 20 – SOCIAL JUSTICE GROUP – Meets 5:30pm Picton Br Library. All welcome. MARCH 20 – LEARN YOUR RIGHTS AS A TENANT – At Tenant Law School with lawyers from CALC & Legal Aid. Picton Br Library 7pm. Free. MARCH 21 – BE THE LIGHT…FOR RIA – Support the dance/party to raise funds to help Ria of the Little Organic Day Spa on her journey to recovery from cancer. PE Yacht Club 7:30pm. Tickets $10 & can be purchased at The Source, Penny’s Pantry or from Kathy 476-5289 or Pam. MARCH 22 – PEC 4-H COMMUNITY DANCE – Sophiasburgh Town Hall, 2711 Cty Rd 5 Demorestville 8pm-11pm. $10/person or $15/family. Info Liz 476-8104. MARCH 24 – A CENTENNIAL ORGAN CELEBRATION – With William (Bill) Maddox, St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, Picton at 7:30pm. Tickets at the door $15/Students $5. MARCH 25 – KINDERGARTEN DAY – At Sonrise Christian Academy 9:15-11:45am, 50 Johnson St. Picton. For children entering Jr or Sr Kindergarten Sept/14. Join us for a morning of lessons, games, crafts & activities. Please pre-register by calling 4767883. MARCH 25 – THE EDITH FOX LIFE & LOSS CENTRE – AGM 6:30pm at the Picton Public Library. Guest Speaker Nic Foley, Author, Teacher & Founder of Celebrate the Hero. RSVP 476-1128 or MARCH 26 – PEC HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY – Meets 7pm in the Old Town Hall over the Fire Station (Picton). Nicolette McGraw talks about photographing gardens. Mini flower show & refreshments.


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moving forward County Community Founda-

tion board member and Vital Signs project facilitator Brian Beiles says work is ongoing to create projects that will address areas identified in the report. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

Vital Signs committee narrows focus to three key issues Learning, food insecurity, transportation on agenda for March 25 planning session adam BramBurger

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The working group struck to act upon the issues highlighted in the County Community Foundation (CCF)'s October Vital Signs report has narrowed its focus to three key areas. When the group meets for its next public planning session March 25 at Books & Company, they'll be talking about learning, food insecurity, and transportation. Ideally, project facilitator Brian Beiles says, they will narrow their focus to specific projects that can help with those themes. Following the fall release of the Vital Signs report, one that attempted to outline the county's strengths and the challenges, Beiles said CCF board members met with an advisory committee with representatives of between 20-25 agencies including those working in the social services, economic development, health care, and education sectors. It pared down the report. "We spent time meeting to prioritize issues areas," Beiles said, noting that the County's economic development plan recently addressed work and the economy, so the committee settled with the other three priorities it believed it would be able to make some headway on moving forward. "We thought there could be some collaborative efforts to address these issues. We had a planning session on Jan. 21, some 40 people were in attendance and we spent the time looking at these three issue areas, the challenges in front of us, and ideas that could ultimately take shape as projects." With respect to learning, the group discussed the possibility of projects that would allow for more flexibility for youth drop-in education and the need for more affordable extra-curricular content. The committee discovered much is being done in the county with respect to food security, but a lot of the work is not being done collaboratively. A collaborative food council and centralized resources on nutrition information could be helpful to addressing the situation.

With respect to transportation, the committee also suggested there would be some benefit to greater collaboration among service providers so that people knew the options available for getting around and the schedules that such providers are keeping to provide service. Beiles said some big-picture thinking might help to improve services in several areas. "With better co-ordination and integration on a lot of initiatives and perhaps bigger ideas, we can look to fill the gaps in services," he said, explaining some of the agency representatives discovered issues that impact them but go beyond their own terms of reference. The CCF's board chair Joan Pennefather said with the Vital Signs process, her organization has also been successful in garnering the interest of service agencies like the Rotary clubs in Picton and Wellington, who are looking to fund and enable projects to improve their community. "We're getting more information about what is going on and what opportunity there is to make things better. By the end of March, we're hoping to have a more concrete sense of the projects or ideally a project to move forward with," she said. "We're not going to do something that's just nice to do. This is something that will fill a need and help our community. We'll focus on where we can do something." The public session will take place between 9 a.m. and noon March 25. Beiles said the CCF is cautiously optimistic about making a difference, though he said he'd still like to see more people taking notice of the statistics the report highlighted last fall. "Currently there is a number of people who are quite oblivious to Vital Signs or maybe they're less than willing or inclined to believe or acknowledge the issues," he said. Beiles also indicated the CCF has been encouraged to provide an updated Vital Signs report this October and it has also received interest from council members looking for updates.


The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014

Picton resident endures volcanic eruption

The County Sustainability Group is taking pre-orders for its third annual rain barrel sale to benefit its student bursary program and other awareness activities. The barrels collect and store chlorine- and fluoridefree rain water that can be used to conserve tap water when watering gardens or lawns, washing cars, or even doing laundry. That can lead to substantial cost-savings or give enough water to last through a ban in the summer months. The barrels will be available for order online at

Burns was staying about 280 km from Indonesia’s potent Mt. Kerud Feb. 13 AdAm BrAmBurger Staff writer

Like many people this year, Robert Burns didn’t have much good to say about the Canadian winters. Last month, however, the idea of snow and ice storms didn’t sound too bad to the Picton resident who was travelling in Yokyakarta, Indonesia. Burns endured an earthquake that measured 6.5 on the Richter scale, but caused little damage early in February, then Feb. 13, he was in his hotel when news spread that Mt. Kelud had erupted filing the sky with rock, stone, pebbles, and ash. While Burns was relatively safe 280 kilometres away from the volcano, he noted that ash fell from the sky like a “grey snow” as it spread almost 500 kilometres in diameter. “It drifted with the winds for hundreds of kilometres covering the country side ,,,killing trees and crops. Businesses were forced to close and people stayed inside when possible,” Burns reported. “If you ventured outside you had to wear a mask but still this fine stinging dust got into your eyes , your clothing and hair.” The ash was visible in outdoor photos Burns captured with footprints and tire tracks easily visible. Burns noted he elected

County Sustainability Group to sell rain barrels for bursary fund or by phone via Don Ross at 613-476-8016. The barrels are $60 each and participants can select the colour and model they’re looking for prior to the scheduled pickup day, May 17, at Valley Pine Farms, near the corner of County Rds. 13 and 16 from 10 a.m. until noon. Since 2010, eight PECI students have received nearly $4,000 for post-secondary education in environmental, agricultural, renewable energy, or conservation fields. -Staff

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covered in dust This rickshaw, also known as a becak, was covered in ash following the Feb. 13 eruption of Mt. Kerud in Indonesia. The volcano spewed ashes across nearly a 500-metre diameter that included where Robert Burns stayed. (Submitted photo)

to stay mostly in his hotel to wait for word that one of the five airports in the region was about to reopen. After spending five days in his hotel with little indication about when the airports might reopen, Burns boarded a bus and took a 20.5-hour trip to the country’s east coast before taking an hour-long ferry boat ride to the port of Bali. “The bus trip was an experience in itself but it was worth it,” Burns told the Gazette in an e-mail from the popular resort location. He noted in his communication that Mt. Kelud is

considered one of the 10 most dangerous volcanoes on earth, due to the violence of its eruptions and the amount of debris it blows into the atmosphere. Burns reported that the worst damage came within 10 kilometres of the mountain where the ash came raining down on towns and smashed right through people’s roofs. After the eruption,torrential rains followed, leaving some homes with six inches of a porridge-like mixture created by the wet ash. At least three people were killed in the volcano,

while more than 100,000 were evacuated. According to the Jakarta Post than 12,000 houses have been rebuilt over the past month at a cost of US $4.8 billion, while some water supplies were also compromised. Prior to February’s eruption, Mt. Kerud last erupted in October 2007. Burns is no stranger to traveling in Pacific rim countries as he imports goods from that part of the world to sell at his Loyalist Parkway retail operation.


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Saturday, April 26, 2014 Open 7pm ~ Prince Edward Community Centre Blackjack Tables, Wheel of Fortune, $1000 Raffle, Exciting Live and Silent Auction Hot Buffet/Mardi Gras food served until 9pm

To be auctioned off ~ Two number one court tickets opening day at Wimbledon Tennis Championships

Tickets can be purchased from Rotarians and at these locations: Williamson Insurance ~ McDougall Insurance ~ Scotia Bank Ticket Prices: Early Bird till March 30 (midnight) $70.00 After March 30th $75.00 All proceeds go towards charitable community projects th

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014

Maple recipes can help people get past winter blahs before gardening season was a gypsy gal who will help you do your gardens and another girl who does nature walks to teach you what's edible in the wild, plus much more. I will make it a point to attend this every year now that I know it is so much fun! So I had to get out my seed stash for this to see what I would share and that got me sorting and planning a bit. Then I poured over the books I picked up there, getting ideas. I unearthed my old video tapes of gardening shows I used to tape and save. I haven't looked at them for years and I really enjoyed watching Canadian Gardener and my favourite From a Country Garden.

They offered good advice and I took notes. I started a new notebook to record all I want to do outside this year as well as planting info as I go. I am ready to garden now! But first we have this glorious maple season! A highlight at winter's end for us all! Our local maple syrup and other maple products are the best, as you know. We cannot get enough of it, can we? getting out on the Maple weekend coming up, we find all sorts of good ways to have fun and have fresh syrup! What is more fun than that? I have a few recipes for you so you can enjoy your maple syrup for every meal! So have a good time, get

some new syrup, eat some maple sugar candy, and then we will watch the spring bulbs flower soon! This recipe couldn't be easier!


An old time breakfast from Quebec...

Pour into a frying pan to a depth of one-and-one-half inches of maple syrup and heat to just below simmering. Break eggs carefully into a saucer, one at a time, and slip gently into pan of syrup. Cook until eggs are set, three to five minutes. Remove eggs from pan

and serve on toast, with hot syrup poured over top.


n Chicken pieces n Salt and pepper n One-quarter cup of maple syrup n One-quarter cup of ketchup

Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Cook as usual on barbecue grill. Mix together syrup and ketchup. Brush on chicken when almost done. and brown them. Watch carefully as sauce can burn easily. Serve remaining sauce with chick-

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We are just about into spring. It is surely a welcome one this year. I have been in garden mode since attending the annual Seed Swap a couple weeks ago. It was my first time there and I was very pleased with all that was there. Not only did I get to trade some seeds in and bring home an assortment for free, but also there are garden books you can trade as well. Many interesting vendors were set up with all sorts of organic products, businesses and seeds for sale. Bay Woodyard was there with her lovely honey and beeswax products and it was good to see her again. There

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And now for dessert...


n Four apples n One-third of a cup of maple syrup n One-quarter of a cup of raisins n One teaspoon of cinnamon n One-half teaspoon of nutmeg Core apples, remove top 1 inch of peel. Make a shallow cut around each to prevent skin from bursting. Place apples in a baking dish. Mix syrup, spices and raisins and pour over apples. bake uncovered at 375 degrees F. about 25 to 30 minutes until tender. Serve with sauce: Combine three-quarters of a cup of low-fat yogurt with one-quarter of a cup of maple syrup and pour over apples. Serve while hot. Okay how does that all sound? Enjoy the last of winter and the start of spring and I will see you soon.

Volunteers needed to create trail signs

Millennium Trail restoration organizer Barry Davidson is seeking one or two volunteers to help create interpretive signage for the eight kilometres of trail running near Welllington.. Davidson said the signage will similar to that appearing on the Wellington Beach and it could include information about the history of railroads in the county, local flora and fauna, history of canning and seed plants along the trail, and the history of the village itself, among other topics. Some local experts like naturalist Terry Sprague, archives manager Krista Richardson, and historian Ron Bailey have offered their expertise to help, while Tina Konecny has volunteered to lay out information and photographs for the signs. Volunteers would propose subjects and prepare content for review of the Rotary Trail Committee. Interested volunteers can call Davidson at 613-399-5725. -Staff


Industrial - Commercial - Residential






The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014

292 Mowbray Rd


Nyman Farms Happy . Healthy . Sustainable

March 22 & 23, 9am to 5pm We love our maple syrup and we love to share the experience of making and tasting it! Enjoy: Open sugarshack • Maple sausage on a bun • Maple syrup, butter and sugar • Taffy on Snow • Open barn full of baby animals, small artisan market Sugarshack Specials: Buy 1L syrup, get 60g maple butter free. Buy 2L or more, get 125g maple butter free.

Come enjoy Maple in the County and

$8.95 Come enjoy the view and our Maple-Apple Crepes with Whipped Cream along with Maple Coffee or Sweet Sparkling Cider

Tasting Room open... Try some of our ciders

Community Outreach: we will be collecting canned food and donations for the loca food banks for those who would like to contribute

Saturday March 22

Saturday March 22nd & Sunday March 23rd Open 10am to 2pm

Sunday March 23

At the Gazebo Restaurant Pancake Buffet 8am to 11am

Maple Inspired Lunch Buffet Maple Ham and Baked Beans 11am to 4pm

At the Sugarbush 8am to 4pm - Enjoy a stroll with the Chickens, see our miniature Goats and have Taffy on snow... A great family outing!

At the Winery 9am to 5pm - Try our Maple Ice Wine and HUGE Wine Discounts!!!! 3016 County Rd 8 613-476-8338

657 Bongard’s Crossroad, Waupoos



The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014

Weather proves challenging for producers Late-running sap could impact upcoming festival


For The GazeTTe

SAP SEEKERS The maple producers of the 13th annual Maple in the County can’t

wait to see visitors at their sugar bushes. From left to right John and Sacha Squair (Three Dog Winery and Sugarbush), Susan and Todd Vader (Vader’s Maple Syrup), Ron Hubbs (Sweetheart Cabin/Hubbs Sugarbush), Nichols Loshack (Waupoos Estates Winery and Sugarbush), Karen Walt (Walt’s Sugar Shack), Michelle Nyman (Nyman Farms), Josh Feddema and Justin Vanniejenhuis (Strictly Maple), Brian Walt (Walt’s Sugar Shack), and Clifford Foster (Fosterholm Farms) (April Lawrence/For The Gazette)

Fosterholm Farms Inc. Producers of High Quality Dairy, Vegetable and Maple Syrup Products since 1924

Pancake Breakfast: Adults $10. Children $5. Starting at 7am, all day long. Walking tour, syrup production, many maple products.

Clifford and Dean Foster

R.R. #1 Picton, Ontario K0K 2T0 Phone: 613.393.5655 or 613.393.2085 Fax: 613.393.1382 Email: Website:

Fire equipment & trucks on display

The weather has posed a challenge for maple producers this year with the long cold winter and continued poor weather conditions. It has left producers hoping that they will be able to do runs before the Maple in the County weekend. “You just have to wait it out,” said Susan Vader, of Vader’s Maple Syrup. Every year is different in the time that the sap starts to run. Last year saw an early start with sap running in February and this year is late. This could mean the season will be short or that it may run further into April. “It is interesting and informative how these farmers deal with challenges every year,” said Taste The County interim chief executive officer Lynn Sullivan when talking about seeing the producers adjust for the varying weather conditions and challenges over the years. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the partnership between Taste and area

maple producers. Whether the sap has been running well or not there are many fun and family oriented activities planned for the March 21 -23 weekend.


The 13th annual Maple in the County introduces three new maple producers to the award-winning festival. One of the new producers was the kick-off event host Walt’s Sugar Shack. Visitors to Walt’s will be able to enjoy a pancake and maple sausage breakfast with a beverage $10 for adults and $5 for children. Taffy in the snow will also be available for $2. There will be activities for children including a petting zoo and face painting for free. A horse and buggy ride to the shack will also be provided. Guided walking tours of the sugarbush will be available by request. The Three Dog Winery and Sugarbush on Fish Lake Road near Demorestville is also introducing itself this year. As its name suggests visitors are more than welcome to bring their pets along for the visit. There will be a marshmallow roast held for children. A maple

themed lunch will be available and a complimentary tasting of wine from the winery. A portion of sales from the maple days will go towards Habitat for Humanity. Take the opportunity to hike back to the sugarbush to see the process, it’s a three kilometer hike and boots are recommended. Strictly Maple in Ameliasburgh is the third new face at Maple this year. Visit them to see maple production in action. These newcomers will join old favorites including: Sweetheart Cabin/Hubbs Sugarbush, Fosterholm Farms, Vader’s Maple Syrup, Nyman Farms, Honey Wagon Farms, Sugar Bush Vineyards and Waupoos Estates Winery and Sugarbush. Last year saw record numbers at Maple in the County. MPP Todd Smith said he did his part in promoting this year saying, “I’ve been talking about it all over the Greater Toronto Area.” It’s a great tradition said Smith, who is looking forward to visiting the sugarbushes again this year, as it has become a family tradition for him. He strongly encourages parents to bring their kids out to enjoy the activities as a family.

Crystal Palace to be hub of activity throughout weekend There will be plenty of family activities at Picton’s Crystal Palace throughout Maple in the County March 21-23. The TD Canada Trust ice zone will feature slides, building blocks for forts and cas-

tles, and ice painting between 10 and 4 both days. A Maple artisan market will also take place with more than 25 vendors, while Hydro One will showcase its electricity discovery centre. Celebra-

Honey Wagon Farms Hallowell Fire Department

tions by Linda May will host a cafe and there will be a Healing With  Horses demonstration Saturday morning and crafts throughout. -Staff

and the


PANCAKE BREAKFAST “Special Recipe” pancakes, warm maple syrup, bacon, sausage & baked beans, coffee, tea & juice. *All proceeds will be used to purchase fire and emergency equipment in your community Catering Trailer compliments of East & Main Bistro, Wellington

Bring your friends & family

• Visit Honey Wagon Farms Sugarbush where traditional methods of production are still followed • Visit their Sugarshack next door • Enjoy a leisuely walk in their sugar bush • Maple syrup sold in decorative gift bottles

265 Sandy Hook Road (County Road 1) 613•847•2499


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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014

Sugar Shack Maple-Walnut Cheesecake 2014

put some jazz in your spring!



• 16 Christie Maple Leaf Cookies , finely crushed (about 2 cups) • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts • 1/3 cup butter, melted • 3 pkg. (250 g each) Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese, softened • 3/4 cup maple syrup , divided • 3 eggs • 2 Tbsp. walnut pieces Heat oven to 350°F. Combine first 3 ingredients; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup syrup in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust. Bake 45 to 50 min. or until centre is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate 4 hours. Drizzle with remaining syrup just before serving; top with walnut pieces.

Heather Bambrick, vocals Mark Kieswetter, piano

Sunday, March 23 Amelia’s Garden, at The Waring House $60/person includes dinner, concert, gratuities & HST info & tickets call Henriette Labelle-Campbell at 613-476-1105 ext. 3 This event is an official part of Maple in the County.

Milford Bistro & Gallery

The Milford Bistro is Open for Maple in the County March 21 & 22nd 2014

JOIN US FOR OUR MAPLE EVENT We will taste and explore sweet and savory maple canapés paired with a selection of our award winning wines.

Visit Doc’s Gallery of Ojibwa Art Join Us for Lunch or Dinner Come & Find Out how Maple Syrup was first made ! Call 613 476 0004 for reservations or email at Visit for Maple Menu

Saturday, March 22nd & Sunday, March 23rd WE ARE OPEN DAILY __________________

10:30 am to 5 pm from November to April 10:30 am to 6 pm from May to October


Open during Maple in the County Sat & Sun 10:30 -5pm

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17598 LOYALIST PARKWAY, WELLINGTON, PEC, ONTARIO K0K 3L0 613-399-1839 Order wine online or email



• Hike the Sugarbush and play maple trivia (2.5k loop, boots recommended) • Make a maple fudge S'more by the fire • Maple treats and wine tasting in the store. • Maple taffy on snow (2$) • Fresh maple syrup available. • Large selection of 100% estate grown wines including our maple syrup infused red wine.

1286 Wilson Rd Wellington • 613-399-9000


The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014 720 Dundas St. W. Belleville 962-4584 1-877-258-8346 720 Dundas St reet West, Belleville, at the corner of Hwy 2 and Wallbridge-Loyalist Parkway 1-877-969-1171 720 Dundas St reet West, Belleville, at the corner of Hwy 2 and Wallbridge-Loyalist Parkway



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new location The Prince Edward County Community Care For Seniors Association has secured 153 Main Street as the new location for its thrift shop. Part of the allure for the lcation was the idea that all of the inventory would be able to be located on one floor as opposed to the two levels at 281 Main Street. (Submitted photo)

Home Heating Fuels Budget Plans Propane Commercial & Farm Fuels Shell Lubricants Furnaces & Fireplaces


Get "Caught" being Winter-Active

Volunteers upbeat about move to single-floor storefront in former bowling alley April 1

Community Care finds new location for thrift shop When the words â&#x20AC;&#x153;no stepsâ&#x20AC;? were uttered, the volunteers broke into spontaneous applause. Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors has announced that the thrift shop will be moving to a new location, with the grand opening scheduled for April 1, at 10a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been operating at 281 Main Street since 2002â&#x20AC;? explained executive director Debbie MacDonald Moynes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good location, right between AV Frame & Photo and Books & Co. but we just grew out of it.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;With the clothing on the second level and storage in the basement â&#x20AC;&#x153;our volunteers did a lot of carrying things up and down the stepsâ&#x20AC;?. An opportunity to rent

the old bowling alley beside Croweâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Footwear â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which most recently served as Turnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;râ&#x20AC;&#x2122;up Tavern â&#x20AC;&#x201D; came to the fore. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We took possession of 153 Main Street on March 1 said MacDonald Moynes â&#x20AC;&#x153;and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be lots of work done by our amazing volunteers to get things ready for the April 1 opening.â&#x20AC;? The new location boasts 4,000 square feet of retail space. Last fall Community Care temporarily moved the clothing to 165 Main Street, calling it the boutique. Both the boutique at 165 Main and the thrift shop at 281 Main will close at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 22 for the move to take place that week.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Watch for a sale of left over fixtures, shelves, and other items at 281 Main Street sometime in the days to comeâ&#x20AC;? said program coordinator Debbie Manlow. There will be other days in March when one or the other location will be closed. Manlow says â&#x20AC;&#x153;weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hoping our customers and donors will be patient during the transition.â&#x20AC;? Community Care has wonderful volunteers who are committed to this effort to raise funds to help seniors live at home. The funds raised at Community Careâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Thrift Shop are essential to the agency. We are grateful to the community members who donate the inventory and the enthusiastic and tireless volunteers who work in the

shop. There are no paid staff working in the Thrift Shop and 100 per cent of the money raised stays here in the county to help seniors,â&#x20AC;? said treasurer Ken Noble Starting April 1 the new shop will be open Mondays 1-4 p.m. and Tuesday to Saturday 10 4 p.m. selling used clothing for the whole family along with books, records, housewares, linens, furniture, toys, games, shoes, et cetera. Donations of good used items are gratefully accepted. New volunteers are always welcome. Call 613476-7493 if you can give three hours a week to help.

Picton Recreation Committee will be out this weekend looking for people being Winter-Active. If you are 'caught', you could win a cool prize. Get out and enjoy the season. Bet we can catch you!!



We are adding to our team for the upcoming season, with the following position(s):


Responsibilities: Operation of the tee time reservation system Check in of golfers on a daily basis Daily cash and financial transactions Coordination of play on the golf course Retail sales The ideal candidate(s) will possess the following skills: Exceptional customer service Ability to work both in a team environment and individually Strong interpersonal and communication skills Golf knowledge is an asset, but not essential Experience in a retail environment Computer proficiency Able to work varying shifts, including days, afternoons and weekends Hourly wage, commensurate with experience. Please send resume to: Attention: Scott Bigg

GOLF COURSE TECHNICIAN APPRENTICE We are seeking a motivated individual to train for a career in the golf course industry. This job will involve training in all aspects of course maintenance from open to close. (9 month contract) Qualifications: Valid Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licence Self motivated Good communication and math skills Ability to perform physical duties


Ability to work alone Mechanical abilities

The job will include operating equipment, performing physical tasks. (May 1-Sept 1). The working hours are 6am - 2:30pm, with some weekend work. Knowledge of the golf game is an asset. Please send resumes to Attention: Chris Altoft

We thank all applicants in advance. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.



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Support your Community. Specify Essroc Cement at your local retailers. PICTON CEMENT OPERATION 613-476-3233

Pirates one win away from repeating as Empire champions Picton fires onslaught of shots at Jets’ D’Andrea to rebound for 3-1 series lead Chad Ibbotson

Staff writer

A less-than-ideal start to the Empire final series hasn't knocked the Picton Pirates off track The Pirates had a 3–1 third-period letdown against the Jets in Game 1, before securing a 4–1 road win in Game 2, a solid 6–3 triumph at home in game 3, and finally 6–3 road win in Game 4 on Tuesday. One more will win secure the club a fourth Empire championship. Picton coach and general manager Ryan Woodward said the team bounced back well after a tough loss in Game 1 and have been able to secure wins through hard work. “We've been very workmanlike on the road — keeping it simple,” said Woodward. Game 1 began with back and forth opening period. The Pirates were able to kill

off a pair of penalties in the frame and the teams went into the first break scoreless. The Pirates were able to create more scoring chances in the second, but were held off the scoresheet with some steady play from Amherstview's James D'Andrea. Finally, at 17:40, Kenny Murduff was able to put one behind D'Andrea with Brian Bunnett and Evan Greer picking up the assists. That lead held until eight minutes into the third when Brody Taylor beat Picton's Andrew Pearson to even the score. Just over five minutes later Taylor fed Cassidy Bruni who put the Jets in front. Jordan Howe scored an insurance marker just over a minute later as the Jets topped the Pirates in Picton. While Picton out-shot Amherstview 35–21 in Game 1, Woodward said mistakes led to the loss.

See FINALS, page 20

no adjustment neCessary Elena Koning will take part in the STARSkate Ontario senior bronze ladies free skate championship this weekend at the Essroc Arena. The 15-year-old skater said she likes being able to avoid extra travel to the event and having the ability to visualize the configuration of the rink before she competes. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

Koning hopes to star on home ice County skater a strong qualifier for provincial event this Saturday adam bramburger

Staff writer

pushIng forward Picton Pirates forward

Garrett Nichol tries to get around Amherstview’s Adam Alcorn during the first period of Game 1 in the Empire league final last Thursday in Picton. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

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At 1:05 p.m. this Saturday, Elena Koning will step onto an ice surface she’s quite familiar with in Wellington. The 15-year-old Prince Edward County Skating Club member has been skating for a couple hours a day, five days a week this year and training off-ice. The bulk of her ice time has come at Essroc Arena. This time, however, Koning will be looking to do something special as she figures to be in the running to capture the Skate Ontario STARSkate Championship among senior bronze ladies. The high hopes come after Koning took first place in the regional Eastern Ontario STARSkate Invitational Championship last month in Cornwall. She said that she just felt comfortable on the ice that day as she skated to personal-best results. “My competition before that wasn’t the best so I was kind of nervous,” she said. “It went really well, though. I kind of knew right after I skated that I would do well.” Koning explained her program includes the com-

fIne form Elena Koning uses practice time Friday

night to review one of the spin requirements for her program this weekend. Competitors have to show judges three spins and eight jumps. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

pletion of three spins and eight jumps. The elements may be done in any order the skaters want, but must be completed to count. Coach Lisa Conley said Koning has been able to shine because she has good, basic skating skills down pat

Call 613.476.3201 613.476.3201 Call for Information Information for

and she puts in the time and effort to be consistent. That “really bad” skate before the regional final didn’t really concern Conley as she noted an off-day for the steady Koning was still enough to impress. “She’s been consistent.

She had that one bad skate in Oshawa at Winter Skate and she even medalled there,” Conley said. “I wasn’t there, she was competing with another coach and even having an awful skate, she still finished second.” After not being on the ice much in the summer months, Conley said once Koning started this season, she shot forward quickly and reached the podium in practically every competition. “Things just went boomboom-boom, she progressed, and it went fast,” she said. “She’s had a really good year.” Koning, who has been skating since she was three years old, says this was the year she felt she improved the most in her career. “I’ve got all of my double jumps really consistent,” she said. “It’s just doing it consistently five days a week and doing it over and over again.” Looking forward to the weekend, Koning knows that she’ll have to face the top three finishers from central, western, and northern Ontario as well as her two closest competitors in the eastern final. The skater said she’s really looking forward to the idea of skating at a rink she knows so well when the results matter the most.

See SKATER, page 19

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Koning plans to skate familiar program

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be nice,â&#x20AC;? Koning said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to travel and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll know what the rink looks like before I get to the competition. Sometimes, skaters even forget their programs because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not used to the orientation of the rink.â&#x20AC;? Koning added she was also planning to stick to a familiar program Saturday. While Koning said many of her friends will be away enjoying the last of March break, she does expect some fellow skaters from the club to be in attendance. Conley says sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surveyed the competition and she believes that from what sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seen, Koning should be right in the mix this weekend. Following the event, Koning and her family will sit down with Conley to discuss preparations for next year and the question of whether Koning wants to move into the competitive stream next fall. Conley said she expects that Koning could jump up two levels next year, which will provide a fresh challenge for a sharp, smart skater. While Koning expresses interest in reaching higher levels of skating, she is balancing many talents in her life. At present, she maintains a 95-per-cent average at Centennial Secondary School. She is also an avid horseback rider and sailer.


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The Prince Edward County Skating Club grabbed second-place honours in its interclub competition against skaters ranging from as far away as Kingston, Stirling, and Tweed Under the direction of coaches Lisa Conley, Janice Beer, Melissa Baldwin, and Amanda Payne, local skaters captured 18 first-place finishes, nine second-place finishes, and three third-place finishes as well as many other ribbons during the competition . (Submitted photo)

Skating club prepares to host STARSkate championships

For two days this weekend, Wellingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Essroc Arena will host the best STARSkate participants that Ontario has to offer. Prince Edward County Skating Club president Saskia Koning said it was eastern Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s turn to host the championship this year and with it being a Winter Games year, only one ice pad was required for the competition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bid, it was offered to our club,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was nice that they were willing to give it to us.â&#x20AC;? Koning said skaters will be on the ice from 8 a.m. to 10 pm. Saturday and 7:45 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Sunday. While the club only has one skater participating this year (Elena Koning in Senior Bronze Ladies), she said there are some familiar faces from neighbouring clubs

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“We made mistakes. We turned pucks over at bad times,” he said. “We didn't do what we had to do to take care of the lead; they came back hard and you have to give them full credit for the win.” Picton looked to get back on track with a solid performance on the road in Game 2. Murduff again opened the scoring for Picton when he beat D'Andrea eight minutes into the opening frame. The lead wouldn't stand as Howe beat Picton goalie Adam Wood to even things up with just 26 seconds left in the first. Picton went back to work in the second and 5:30 into the frame Greer gave a solid individual effort to restore the lead. At 11:10 some great work by the line of Nolan Van Vlack, Corey Prince, and Devin McCann lead to a Van Vlack goal and some insurance heading into the third. Jack Davison would score 1:15 into the third to make it a three goal lead and Wood made 27 stops to secure the victory. “(Wood) has been fantastic. He's been very steady and calm in the net. In Game 2 I thought the line of Van Vlack, McCann, and Prince brought a lot of energy and they were able to generate a goal,” said Woodward. “When we have that line going it creates a lot of depth in our lineup and that makes us harder to play against.” The Pirates followed up Game 2 with another very strong effort in Game 3 — the second of three back-toback games on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Garrett Nichol opened the scoring for Picton 5:48 into the first. Griffin McCarty and Murduff had the assists. Amherstview's Andrew Fullerton came back with an unassisted tally less than a minute later, but Picton refused to give up their momentum. At 11:30 Bunnett finished off a play from Brandon Peever and Davison, and Greer added a shorthanded marker from Chris Jones and Prince at 15:02 to make it 3–1 after one. Greer continued to roll when he found the back of the net after a feed from Peever just 5:55 into the second stanza. Amherstview's Bruni answered with a shorthanded goal at 9:33, but Greer would finish off his hat-trick with a power-play goal at 17:36. Ryan Sizer and Nolan Powers picked up the assists. Matt Horton narrowed the gap to two with yet another shorthanded goal midway through the third, but again the Pirates showed composure. Just 36 seconds later Nichol notched a power-play marker from Greer and Nolan Powers to bring the final score to 6–3. “On back-to-back nights you want to get off to a

‘You have to put things behind you and focus on the game. The last one is always the hardest to get. ’ R. WOODWARD PIRATES COACH

quick start and get the lead and get the momentum,” Woodward said. “We haven't played that well at home the past few games so we wanted to ramp things up and be a bit better away from the puck.” A big second period helped the Pirates overcome the Jets in Game 4. Howe put the Jets in front just 1:50 into the first, but three minutes later Sizer evened the score with a goal from Bunnett and Davison. The deadlock held until late in the frame when Adam Shulist got one past Wood with 12 seconds left on the clock. Early in the second the Pirates were sent to the man advantage and it was Greer tying things up with a power-play goal from Peever and Bunnett. Kenny Murduff got the go-ahead goal at 9:57 with Greer getting the helper, and just 25 seconds later Davison put Picton up by a pair with Jones and Bunnett getting the assists. Amherstview began racking up penalty minutes in the frame. Picton had several opportunities to increase the lead, but it was Amherstview's Zach Masterson scoring a shorthanded goal at 13:24 to cut the deficit. Just 21 seconds later, however, Steven Clarke took a feed from Powers and buried one behind D'Andrea to make it 5–2 heading into the third. “We just wanted to have a big response after the first period. There was some urgency,” said Woodward. “The guys wanted to take care of business.” The Pirates did a good job keeping the Jets off the scoresheet the rest of the way and Greer added an empty-net goal to ice the game. The Pirates will have a chance to wrap up the series in Game 5 on home ice tonight at 7:30. Woodward said the team will have to battle hard and not get too far ahead of themselves. “It's easy to be distracted and get ahead of yourself; think about what you might do or who you're going to celebrate with,” he said. “You have to put things behind you and focus on the game. The last one is always the hardest to get.” If needed, Game 6 is scheduled for Saturday night in Amherstview at 7:30, and Game 7 is scheduled for Monday night at 7:30 in Picton.





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MATILDA QUINN HAWRYLAK Ten fingers, ten toes, two eyes and a nose, with love and grace our family grows! Jeff and Valerie are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Matilda, born February 19th, 2014 weighing 6lbs 14.8oz. Older brothers Liam and “Duke” also welcome her into their home.





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GANNON- RAY March 12, 2011 In loving memory of Ray. Like falling leaves the years slip by But precious memories never die You live with us in memory still Not just today but always will. Forever in our hearts. Jim, Elly and family. GUERNSEY, Gladys. In loving memory of our dear mother, who passed away March 6, 1996 As time unfolds another year, Memories keep you ever near, Silent thoughts of time together, Hold memories that will last forever. Always loved and remembered, Anne & Pat. MILLER, Doug. In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather, who passed away March 13, 2001. Weíre thinking of you today, but that is nothing new, We thought about you yesterday and the day before that too. Weíll think about you tomorrow, and as the years come and go. Weíll think about you forever because we loved you so. Always remembered by Helen and family WERRETT- Robert (Bob) March 16, 2011 To the world he was but one person But to us he was the world. Resting at peace with those he loved. Always lovingly remembered by Debbie, Ron, Curtis, Vanessa, DíArcy & Mandy.


The Picton Gazette MEMORIAMS

REDDICK, In loving memory of Patsy Reddick, who died March 13th, 2012. We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name, In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone, For part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide, And though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same, But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. Love always Rebecca, Michael, Kurtis, Jennifer, Megan, Hunter and Cole Lloyd.


In loving memory of our wonderful Grandpa who passed away March 15th, 2006.

Beautiful memories, Are wonderful things, They last till the longest day, They never wear out, They never get lost, And can never be given away, To some you may be forgotten To others a part of the past. But to us who loved and lost you Your memory will always last…


THOMPSON, Helen Aileen. In loving memory of a dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother, who passed away March 14, 2013. A sadness still comes over us, Tears in silence often flow, Memory keeps you ever near us, Though you died one year ago. I heard an angel cry- when I diedThe stillness in the room, Was like the stillness in the air, Between Heaven and earth. Loving you is easy, We do it every day, Missing you is a heartache, That never goes away. Loved Gordon, Sandra, Tammy, Dylan and family. VANCE, Clara June. 1943-2010 We thought of you with love today, But that is nothing new, We thought about you yesterday, And days before that too. We think of you in silence, We remember how you look, Now all we have are memories, And your picture in a book. Your memory is our keepsake, With which weíll never part God has you in His keeping We have you in our hearts Every loved and remembered your family VAUGHAN, In memory of Judy Vaughan, March 8, 1947 - March 17, 2002. Though your smile is gone forever And your hand we cannot touch Still we have so many memories Of the one we loved so much Your memory is our keepsake With which weíll never part God has you in his keeping And we have you in our hearts. Loved by Allan, Kathy & Mike, Frances & Ken, Adam, Nicholas, Lindsey, Debbie & Chris, Alexander, Austin, Steven & Carmen

Love always Kelly, Chris, Kreg, Ashton, Sarah, Natasha, Amanda, Phillip, Connor, Jazlyn & Jaxon

Ronald Roblin

Loving you always, forgetting you never. January 9, 1920

In loving memory of our dear father who passed away March 15th, 2006. The love we have for our Dad, Will never fade away. We think of him, our special friend Throughout each passing day. We walk into the room And see his empty chair; Although we know he’s resting, We feel his presence there. The memories of his laughter, His warm and loving smile, His eyes so full of happiness, His heart that of a child. Memories are forever Be they laughter or of tears, Memories we will treasure Through all the coming years.

Sadly missed by John & Nancy, Margaret & Hal, Wayne & Pat, David & Cathy, Rhonda & Joe, Faye & Jeroen.

RORABECK/HOLLOWAY. In loving memory of a dear father and grandfather, Donald, who passed away March 10, 1983 and a dear mother and grandmother, Joan, who passed away March 12, 1987. Sadly missed along lifeís way, Quietly remembered very day, No longer in our lives to share, But in our hearts youíre always there. Lovingly remembered by Janice, Rod, Jade and Justin. SCOTT, Ruth of Trenton. 1924-2014 We canít have the old days back When we were all together But secret tears and loving thoughts Will be with us forever. Lovingly remembered by sisters Edith Hubbard, Lois MacDonald, brother Ross & Rosemary Goodmurphy.

Watt, Katherine “Michelle”

In loving memory of Michelle who passed away March 18, 1999. A special smile, a special face. In our heart, a special place. No words can speak or ever say, How much we miss you every day. We love you and miss you, Mom, Dad, Jessica, Christine, Larry, Lori, Lily


HENNESSY, Paul Francis

Peacefully at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Friday, March 7, 2014. Paul Hennessy of Big Island, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Frances Dorothy (nee Hickling). Dear father of John Hennessy (Fiona) and Moira Hennessy. Grandfather of Alana and Talia Hennessy. Survived by his sister Elaine Collis. Predeceased by his parents and brother Jack and sister Marie Mitchea. Keeping with Paulís wishes there will be a Graveside Service in the spring at Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. (cheques only, please).

MAGILL, Agnes “Nan”

After a long illness at Hallowell House Nursing Home on Sunday March 9th, 2014. Nan Magill, formerly of Toronto and Northern Ireland, at the age of 80. Beloved wife of Jimmy of Glenora. Dear sister of Molly and Jim and his wife Angela, all of Northern Ireland. Mrs. Magill is resting at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario.Funeral service will be held at St. Andrewís Presbyterian Church, Picton on Tuesday March 18th at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Lynne Donovan officiating. Spring Interment at Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward would be appreciated (cheques only please) Friends are welcome to visit at the church on Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. until service time.




McDERMAID, Carole Janice

Peacefully at Hospice Prince Edward on Thursday March 6th, 2014. Nelda Bruce, of Picton, formerly of Bloomfield, at the age of 72. Beloved wife of Morris. Loved mom of Lynn Jones of Belleville, Valerie & Clarence Campbell of Belleville, Paul of Fort St. John, BC and Lisa & Clifford Mills of Picton.  Dear sister of Doug & Mary, Lorna & Jim, Donna & Bill, John & Grace, Boyd & Dian, Jim & Leona, the late Marvyn and sister-in-law of Lois.  Proud Nanny of Adam, Ryan, Daniel, Jacob, Vickie and Kayla and “G.G.” of Brandy, Grayson and Alexis. Nelda rested at the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario. Funeral Service was held in the chapel on Tuesday March 11th at 11:00 a.m. Major’s Dean & Margaret Locke officiated. Spring Interment Hicksite Cemetery Bloomfield. If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward or the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated (cheques only please). Friends were invited to visit Monday evening from 6 until 8 p.m.

Peacefully at her home in Kingston on Tuesday March 4th, 2014. Carole McDermaid, formerly of Northport, at the age of 76. Beloved wife of Bud. Dear mother of Janet Lee and her husband Paul Hillier of Marysville and Pam and her husband Burton Carter of Demorestville. Dear sister of Dennis Sallans and his wife Sharon, Jack Sallans and the late Patricia Wannamaker. Sadly missed by her loving grandsons Brodie and Bradley and great granddaughter Ayla. Mrs. McDermaid rested at The Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton. Funeral Service was held in the Friendship United Church on Friday March 7th, 2014, at 12:00 p.m Reverend Kirby Breithaupt officiated. Cremation to follow with spring interment at Sophiasburgh Cemetery. If desired, donations to the Friendship United Church or the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Friends were invited to visit with the family at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 until 4 p.m. and 6 until 8 p.m.



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All claims against the estate of TADEUSZ MACZKA, late of the Town of Picton in the County of Prince Edward, who died on or about the 30th day of December, 2013, must be filed with the undersigned Estates Trustees on or before the 30th day of April, 2014; thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said estate having regard only to the claims then filed. DATED at Picton this 5th day of March, 2014.

BARBARA CAMPBELL, Estate Trustee, by her Solicitors, HENDERSON WILLIAMS LLP, 199 Main Street, P.O. Box 1200, Picton, Ontario, K0K 2T0. Attn: Christopher D.L. Williams. 613-476-23241


All persons having claims against the Estate of Margaret Szucs, late of the County of Prince Edward and Province of Ontario, who died on or about January 4, 2014, are hereby notified to send particulars of same to the undersigned on or before Monday, April 7th, 2014, after which date the aforementioned Estate will be distributed by the undersigned having regard only to the claims then filed. DATED: 24 February 2014 MAYESKI MATHERS LLP LAWYERS Shelagh M. Mathers Barrister and Solicitor Suite 4, 6 Talbot Street Picton, ON K0K 2T0 Solicitor for the Estate


All persons having claims against the Estate of Myrtle Aileen Hamilton, late of the County of Prince Edward and Province of Ontario, who died on or about February 22, 2014, are hereby notified to send particulars of same to the undersigned on or before Monday, April 7, 2014, after which date the aforementioned Estate will be distributed by the undersigned having regard only to the claims then filed. DATED: 03 March 2014

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All persons having claims against the Estate of Bernard Frank Yardley, late of the County of Prince Edward and Province of Ontario, who died on or about December 28, 2013, are hereby notified to send particulars of same to the undersigned on or before Monday, March 31, 2014, after which date the aforementioned Estate will be distributed by the undersigned having regard only to the claims then filed. DATED: 03 March 2014

MAYESKI MATHERS LLP LAWYERS Shelagh M. Mathers Barrister and Solicitor Suite 4, 6 Talbot Street Picton, ON K0K 2T0



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We are currently seeking a B.C.I.N. certified Architectural Technician/Technologist to join our team. Successful candidate must be experienced in residential computer-aided design with experience using Archicad design software and have experience in Project Management.  This is a full-time position located in Picton, ON.  Resumes only to or fax to 613-476-1195.  Only those candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted. 

Half Moon Bay Vineyards and Winery Is seeking a Vineyard Management Trainee

This is a seasonal position (April to November) but, for the right candidate, could become year-round employment. Requirements: - Reliable and punctual - Have own transportation to work site (3271 County Rd 13, South Marysburgh) - Able to work independently, and also as part of a team - Able to work flexible hours and weekends when required (weather dependent) - Able to operate, service and maintain farm equipment (primarily tractor) - Capable of organizing and keeping detailed and accurate records - Physically fit and able to lift 50 pound totes on a regular basis - Capable of repetitive kneeling, hoeing, bending, and other vineyard related jobs - Capable of working outdoors in various weather conditions - Must have safety boots/shoes and rainwear Salary based on experience, knowledge and abilities.

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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014

Cougars blank Dukes for third time in five games to advance in playoffs Wellington players sent home pending mid-April recall for Dudley Hewitt Cup Jason Parks

Staff writer

For the third straight postseason, the Wellington Dukes find themselves on the outside looking in towards the second round of the OJHL playoffs. In a do-or-die situation in Game 5 of their NorthEast Conference Quarterfinal series against the Cobourg Cougars, the Dukes were blanked by the hosts 3-0 to end their dreams of winning a Buckland Cup and earning a trip to the Dudley Hewitt Cup tournament. Wellington, of course, will still vie for the Central Canada Championships in late April, but they do so by virtue of hosting the event. Over the course of the series that went five games, Cobourg proved to be the better squad. Cougar netminder Nathan Perry won the battle between himself and fellow overage goalie Tyson Teichmann with the Cobourg stopper picking up three shutouts in five contests. Another key battle ground for Wellington was the special teams battle. Coming into the series, both squads had even power play and penalty kill proficiencies but the Cougars hit overdrive when a man was headed to the box. Cobourg clicked at 27 per cent on the man advantage while Wellington was at a paltry five per cent. In order to get back into the series, Wellington desperately needed a good start Friday night at the Cobourg Community Centre but, unfortunately, they got the worst start possible. Just 13 seconds into the contest, Liam Grande was set up by Connor Armour for the game's winning goal. Defenceman TJ Melancon scored on a power play later in the frame and, in spite of Wellington outshooting Cobourg 25-21 through two periods, the Cougars led 2-0. In the third, Mitch Gibson drove the dagger home, again on the power play, to make it a 3-0 final. Leading up to Game 5, Wellington Dukes coach and general manager Marty Abrams had seen the Cougars score first in three of four games so far and the team lighting the lamp first had won all four contests. So scoring first Friday night was key. “We talked explicitly and at length about getting off to a good start,” Abrams told the Gazette. “We got off to a terrible start of our own turnover.” After going down 1-0 just 13 seconds in, the patented Curtis Hodgins defensive scheme employed by the Cobourg bench boss and Perry's netminding made a comeback nearly impossible. “Perry was, in four of the five games, the difference maker for them. In the game that we won (Game 3), he was just a little more

PUsHInG on Cobourg’s Landon Schiller pushes through between Wellington Dukes Chad Thibodeau and Spencer Turcotte during the Cougars’ 3-0 Game 5 win last Friday evening at the Cobourg Community Centre. For the third straight postseason, the Wellington Dukes were eliminated in the first round of the OJHL playoffs. (Tim Bates/OJHL Images)

human than the other four. He did a a great job for them,” Abrams said. Sensing more offensive help was needed, Abrams called up Matt Lippa, captain of the Jr. B Guelph Hurricanes, for Game 5. Not having seen him some time, Abrams liked the early return on the

flashy forward. “He's a very skilled, offensive player and he was able to come in and do a good job under difficult circumstances. He's very quick. With the series now over but the Dukes still having life by way of hosting the Dudley Hewitt Cup, did the lack of extinction in

OJHL playoffs creep into the collective mindset of the team if just enough to allow the Cougars the edge they needed? It's a fair question a number of Dukes watchers were asking themselves as the Cobourg squad seemed to have more jump to their game than the locals.

“That's a great question and I just don't know. As coach I didn't really sense that. I will say that we, as a coaching staff, had a challenge to keep the Dudley Hewitt Cup on the back burner. ‘It's a question I'll be analyzing over the next months but I really can't

say for certain one way or another,” Abrams said. But it's not as if the formula of losing early and winning later hasn't been tried in the OJHL before. For inspiration, Wellington only needs to look back at it's 2011 Dudley Hewitt Cup championship to see the evidence. The host Huntsville Otters lost early in the OJHL playoffs that season and were written off by most as a probable lame duck squad in that Central Canada showdown. However, the Otters came to play and came within a blown third period of winning their own party and going on to the RBC Cup Canadian Championship. “A lot of people forget they beat us in the round robin,” Abrams said. “They were outstanding and I've said since then, they might have been the best team in the tournament until the final period of the final game.” The Dukes would only need to look as far as Kyle Paat, a member of that Huntsville squad, as inspiration. “Since 2011, no OJHL team has made the RBC and maybe that's fate. I think it shows how hard a task it is and we were the last ones to do it and maybe we have a chance again,” Abrams said. The players have been sent home to recuperate and are expected to return to Wellington in mid-April.


The Picton Gazette Councillors fight for Prince Edward name for new federal riding

Prince Edward County will make another attempt to have its name recognized in the new federal electoral district name. Council approved a motion on Tuesday to again send a letter to Prince Edward-Hastings MP Daryl Kramp requesting his support in naming the new electoral district “Prince Edward-Quinte” rather than the proposed “Bay of Quinte” district name. Council had previously sent letters to Kingston and the Islands MP Ted Hsu and Kramp advising them of council's opposition to the proposed name. The motion was initially put forward by councillor Dianne O'Brien. O'Brien said there may still be an chance to have the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission reconsider the district name. In April of last year council voted to oppose the boundary name change, saying “since confederation there has always been a federal riding that included the name Prince Edward.” Mayor Peter Mertens said the latest opportunity presented itself when members of parliament requested name changes for their rid-

Funds needed to pay ongoing legal bills APPEAL, from page 1

When asked about moving forward, potentially, for another round of appeals, Anderson said she felt “tired, but good,” noting she thinks the chances of being successful are good and worth the efforts. Without getting into too much detail about the PECFN submission, Anderson indicated the motion for leave could bring into question subjects like the test of serious and irreversible harm, the scientific evidence accepted by tribunals, boundaries between the Environmental Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act, the Environmental Review Tribunal’s statutory authority, and the respective jurisdictions of the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Natural Resources. Anderson predicted that if the appeal goes ahead it could add another year to the fight and more time spent fundraising. “The bills are not small,” she said. “We owe Eric between $50-60,000 from the original hearing leading up to September alone and it’s still accruing. We probably at least another $100,000, who knows... the legal firm’s original estimates to the municipality of at least $250,000 look to be pretty accurate.” PECFN does have some events planned to help with its fundraising efforts. On April 12, there will be a gala dinner and art auction at the Picton Curling Club. Chef Michael Hoy will prepare dinner and Treat Hull will act as auctioneer. The Prince Edward County Winegrowers Association has donated wine. Then, on Saturday, May 3, An Evening With Bernie Finkelstein at Rednersville’s Active Arts Studio will also raise money. More information about the fundraising activities is available online at the web address

ings. “Subsequent to that Kingston themselves wrote to the same group when the northern part of Kingston was cut off and the name disappeared,” he said. “They've now made another submission to have Kingston's name added with Frontenac.” Mertens said the request will be gauged by the house leader. “These requests are going to be dealt with by the house leader, so any requests that come in will come through the member — through Daryl — and the house leader will consider it,” he said. “It's an opportunity, whether he turns them all down or not we don't know.” Councillor Terry Shortt supported the motion. “Quite simply it's a matter of the county identity. I think that's important,” he said. “It may be totally ignored, but I think the effort is worthwhile.” -Chad Ibbotson, Staff


Physicians will outline care plans for patients

PILOT, from page 2

“QHC is facing a lot of pressures financially and this is one of the ways we can help alleviate those pressures, and keep the health care system working in Prince Edward County,” said Christie. She said it's believed the program can provide the same level of care as a hospital for around half the cost. She said that will be evaluated as the program moves forward. Christie said admittance to the Hospital@Home program will work much the same as an ordinary admittance to hospital. Physicians will outline how often to check or test various things and patients will receive daily visits from a physician or nurse practitioner. They will be on call 24 hours per day and will educate family members on what to look for and who to call if there's an emergency.

“We believe the Hospital@Home will actually improve the quality of life and rate of recovery,” said Christie. The program is being funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care on a two-year pilot basis which ends in March 2015, said PEFHT executive director Stephanie MacLaren. MacLaren said it is expected the program will provide some cost savings in addition to providing hospital-level care at home. “What we're going to find is there's a threshold of patients that we need to have in the program — because we have staff full time dedicated to the program — so we'll need to have a base level of patients involved in the program in order to realize those cost savings I believe,” said MacLaren. MacLaren said the Queen's Centre of Studies in Primary Care has been




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tapped to research the program and a detailed cost benefit analysis will be part of that. “We'll have to present that back to the ministry to make our case for ongoing funding for the program,” she said. MacLaren said the results of the program so far are encouraging. In the six months the program has been operating there have been 27 patients — 15 men and 12 women. The length of admittance to the program is just over nine days for a total of 246 care days. The average age of the patients was just over 73. “What's most signifi-

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cant is we've got very high level of patient satisfaction and caregiver satisfaction,” said MacLaren. “It's a whole new way of delivering health care of this nature. People are accustomed to what they know about home care, but this is really about delivering hospital-level care in the home.” MacLaren said patients of the program feel supported and know how and who to contact if questions or concerns arise. “The second element is the cost savings, but the first element is that it's really good quality patient care,” she said.


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The Picton Gazette THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014

Councillors elect to stay out of Quinte West land dispute National strategy sought By a 10-6 recorded vote, County reps opt to not respond to support request Chad Ibbotson

Staff writer

A small group made its way to Shire Hall on Tuesday calling for council to vote in opposition to the JTF2 Unit's relocation to 8 Wing Trenton because the impact it would have on a local farmer. After a fairly lengthy discussion at Tuesday's meeting council voted 10–6 in a recorded vote against the support resolution. Council also voted down a motion to defer the issue to staff for a report.

The issue had been referred to staff for a report at a February committee-of-thewhole meeting. At that time council was considering a support resolution that was being circulated among area municipalities by the council of Quinte West. The motion asked area councils for their support in the Department of National Defence's (DND) relocation of the JTF2 Unit to 8 Wing Trenton. However, many county councillors expressed concern with supporting the motion without more information, as the issue has been controversial in it's connection with the expropriation of the farm of 85-year-old Frank Meyers. On Tuesday concerns on

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being spent and the people living in the county and working at the base, there's going to be an economic spinoff when they move in,” he said. “… If you want permanent jobs you need this, to be on side with Quinte West and Belleville and say we support this increase at the air base in Trenton.” Meyers spoke to council on Tuesday evening. He said he signed the expropriation documents under stress and hasn't accepted payment for the property. “We want our farmland back, which has been in our family since 1798 and it said forever,” Meyers said. “We are also fighting for every man, woman, and child in this great country to have food on their table.” He said the country can't afford to lose prime agricultural land. Several supporters also spoke in support of Meyers, many of them questioning the DND's choice to expropriate farmland.

Council will be calling on the federal government to develop a national strategy that will address affordable housing issues. The motion, approved on Tuesday, calls for a letter to be sent to federal Minister of Employment and Social Development Jason Kenney urging him to return to the table with provincial and territorial housing ministers to work on a long-term plan to address housing needs across Canada. The motion also calls for copies of the letter to be sent to Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Linda Jeffrey, and to local representatives of Prince Edward-Hastings — MP Daryl Kramp and MPP Todd Smith. The motion was brought forward by councillor Bev Campbell who said the motion was a follow up to discussions which took place at the ROMA-OGRA (Rural Ontario Municipal Association-Ontario Good Roads Association) regarding the decline of federal funding for affordable housing.

Campbell said the suggested letter was circulated during Jeffrey's keynote address at the conference while she discussed the funding “For example, the Investment in Affordable Housing Program which is the program that we currently have in place,” said Campbell. “It's a four-year program being administered through PELASS (Prince EdwardLennox and Addington Social Services) and it's the program that gave us the development that's currently being built on Downes Avenue.” Campbell said the joint federal-provincial program expires in 2015. “The federal government appears to be very slow — in fact making no statement about renewal. It may suggest it may not be renewed at all,” she said. “They have been backing away from funding affordable housing over the last decade or so.” -Chad ibbotson, Staff

Candidate says he’d like to see more unification among 10 wards

QUAIFF, from page 1

“If you're going to run for mayor, you've basically got to keep that ship in the same direction, be frugal, and be cognisant of the fact that taxes shouldn't be increasing the way that they are.” A longtime chair of the municipality's police services board, Quaiff said one of the biggest challenges the municipality will face over the next four years will be

the cost of policing. “I've been on the police services board since 2001, so I've been here since the cost of policing was $1.9 million and today it's upwards of $5 million,” he said. Quaiff said the province has cancelled OPP contracts with municipalities while they get set to unveil a new billing formula that will attempt to equalize costs across municipalities. Quaiff has warned in the past that new formula could bring even higher policing


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both sides lingered and council ultimately opted to give no response to the support resolution. Councillor Brian Marisett suggested council decline to comment. “Why do we even need to respond to the request. I don't think it's a fair request of this council to be put into a position where we're judge and jury on this,” he said. “We don't have the resources and I don't think it's our responsibility here.” Marisett didn't deny that there would be an economic benefit through the unit's relocation, but said there is more at stake than that. “Sure, it's a no-brainer any economic activity is an economic benefit to the entire region,” he said. We all know that regardless of what it is, but there are moral values that we have to maintain.” Councillor Jim Dunlop said he felt for Meyers, but said the economic benefits of the move would greatly benefit the county. “There's a billion dollars

costs. “That will be important,” he said. Additionally, Quaiff said the dearth of affordable housing in Prince Edward County is an issue that must be dealt with. “The municipality has to take a stronger role in that. Municipalities do have a responsibility for that and that's how you keep your young families here,” he said. Health care and Prince Edward County Memorial

Hospital will again be an important issue, Quaiff said. “We've got to make sure we provide for acute and chronic care,” he said. He said he'd also like to see a greater unification of the county's 10 wards. “You can't have a division,” said Quaiff. “It all has to be harmonized and has to be a workable entity going forward.” Quaiff spent almost 12 years as a financial advisor and worked for close to 30 years with Essroc Cement.


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Meals on Wheels, Social Luncheon providers abide by Ontario regulations

This province heavily regulates food businesses. Such businesses must meet health and safety standards. There are rules that the business must comply with including having courses on food safety and using specialized equipment. The Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Public Health Unit has inspectors that review commercial kitchens to be sure that the kitchen and the users comply with the regulations. This is done to protect the public. It’s for these reasons that a person can’t just open a food business in their own home kitchen, unless that kitchen meets the strict standards. In fact, the first thing that anyone who intends to operate a food premises must do is notify the health unit of where the business will be located. Community Care is very careful to engage suppliers for our meals programs -both Meals on Wheels and Seniors Luncheon Social – that use commercial kitchens that meet the strict standards of the public health unit. Often we hear of businesses that spring up to supply seniors food at home. If you purchase goods from suppliers who provide food you should ask them where it was made. The regulations are there to help people stay safe. Meals on Wheels have been prepared by H. J. McFarland Memorial Home for the Aged and Hallowell House for the last 34 years. Since 2012 Williams Family Diner have also prepared Meals on Wheels. The Williams Family Diner was recently on the successful television show “You Gotta Eat Here”. Seniors Luncheon Social meals are prepared by Bill and Marni Grieve of Wheel House and Occasions Catering. They also recently opened the Beck and Call Restaurant on Main Street in Picton.


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249 FRY ROAD Newly constructed bungalow situated on 2 acres. Open concept kitchen, dining and living area with Vaulted ceilings. 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths,nicely finished. Fully insulated and dry walled basement. Double garage. Central Air. 3 baths. Large MB with en-suite. Setback with a private treed lane way. Great Curb Appeal. $349,000 MLS 2136616 HERB PLIWISCHKIES, Sales Rep




Call CAROL BROUGH, Sales Rep 613-476-2100 or

uinte Isle®

SHARON ARMITAGE, Broker of Record 613-399-2134

Real Estate Inc. Brokerage

JUST FOR YOU" In Picton`s newest & most prestigious condominium "The Edward". This one bdrm plus den condo with open concept LR/DR features 9` ceilings, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, master bdrm w/walk-in closet, lrg 4pc bath w/separate shower stall. This unit provides 850 sq. ft of gracious living plus a 32 sq.ft. balcony. Walk to shops, theatre, restaurants & harbour. You will appreciate this beautifully appointed, high level security condominium in downtown Picton. $229,900 MLS 2141151 LANTHORN REAL ESTATE LTD., BROKERAGE* *INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

Call CAROL BROUGH, Sales Rep 613-476-2100 or

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Real Estate Inc. Brokerage

PERFECT DUPLEX Classic red brick Century home, in central Picton. This home has been well maintained, with many renovations and updates over the years. 4 bedrooms, and two full baths. Large principle rooms. Modern functional kitchen. Central air, gas f/p in living room. 21`x18` family room with doors to a private deck area. Hardwood floors down and newer pine floors up. Great attic space! Fenced backyard. Storage shed/workshop for the handyman!This home is very warm and tastefully decorated. New shingles and rubber membrane installed in 2013. Vacant with quick possession possible. $254,900 MLS 2141216




cell 613-921-7441 613-476-5399

Nestled in amongst mature trees, in a desired neighbourhood, is this three bedroom side split with a finished walkout basement. Hardwood floors throughout, newly renovated kitchen open to the dining room and living room. Large front veranda, interlocking brick walkway, paved double driveway, detached garage. $234,900 MLS 2141210 Call LORI SLIK, Sales Rep 613-471-1708

LILAC LODGE is a well known name when it comes to class and a grandeur home for entertaining. $950,000 for this Estate on 2 acres on Picton Bay. MLS 2133785 Prince Edward County Realty Inc. Brokerage 98 Main Street, Picton, ON

ARNOLD FAITH, Sales Rep 613-476-7800


VILLAGE OF WELLINGTON Not many like this one. Lg one bedrm condo, quiet cul de sac, walk to all amenities. Unit is fully independent, own furnace, air conditioning & hot water tank. Lg master bedrm, walk-in closet. Lg bright living rm/dining rm, great kitchen, separate laundry rm, lg 4 pc bath. Low condo fees include water & sewer. Heat & hydro more then reasonable. Affordable comfortable living. MLS 2141202


Call ELIZABETH CROMBIE, Sales Representative 613-476-2700 or toll free 1-877-476-0096

COUNTRY LIVING 4 bedroom country home with outbuildings is conveniently located on a 2.5 acre lot between Picton and Belleville. Home has been nicely updated and is ready to move into. Large living room. Kitchen has walkout to back deck. Main floor laundry. This house is ideally suited for first time buyers. $169000 MLS 2141332


KEVIN GALE, Sales Rep cell 613-476-1874 H. 613-242-7295 C.


WATER VIEW Circa 1890 – This spacious & wheel-chair friendly home features lots of original character along with many updates, four main-floor rooms & 4-pce. bath, 3 bedrooms & 3-pce. bath on upper floor, plus an unfinished room adjacent to the kitchen (overlooking the water) which could be a great family room or office space! Excellent location – 10 mins. to Picton or Hwy. 401. $199,500 MLS 2141288


CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN, Broker & Sales Rep Tel: 613-922-2251

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


PICTON SPLIT LEVEL GREAT CURB APPEAL 4 bedrooom split level on a magnificent in town lot. Beautiful mature trees, very private. Deck off the kitchen. Newer addition with large family room-could be a Granny Suite with separate entrance. New furnace and Central Air. Some new windows. Metal roof. Quick possession. $240,000 MLS 2141237 HERB PLIWISCHKIES, Sales Rep

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THE PERFECT FAMILY HOME $489,000 All stucco 2 storey home on large lot in town with mature trees & shrubs and detached carriage house. Enjoy the views from large covered front porch or step inside to spacious foyer with dramatic sweeping staircase and gracious living and dining rooms. Large deck at rear of property to inground pool and pool house. MLS®2133812


LOYALIST PARKWAY Close to Picton & on municipal water. Home has new kitchen, dining rm with pine flooring, living rm has pine flooring & gas fireplace, 4 pc bath on main level & small bedrm or den. 2nd level has 4 pc bath & 3 more bedrooms. New carpeting & all freshly renovated. Basement level has kitchen area, 3 pc bath & area that could be used for rec room. Detached 2 car garage. Beautiful lot. Perfect for young family. Asking $269,000 MLS 2136606


Completely renovated 3 bedroom century home, views of Picton Harbour and Prince Edward Yacht Club. Hard and soft wood floors throughout, nice bright rooms, plenty of windows, exposed post and beam construction. Eat in kitchen, formal dinning area, large living room, brick fireplace, patio door to spacious covered deck. Lots of storage and closets. Turn key, live the dream! $299,900 MLS 2140719 Call MARK GARDINER, Sales Rep Office: 613-476-2700 Cell:613-391-5588




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GREAT SPOT TO BUILD Large lot with sweeping views over Big Island marsh. Perfect for watching wild life. Space for the children to play or for anyone who loves to garden. Easy commute to Belleville or Picton. $35,000 MLS 2133307 Call Carol Brough


18th century cedar log home on 7.7 ac waterfront lot, 2 newer Board & Batten additions. 4000+ sq ft extended living space! 20’ vaulted great room, fireplace, walk-out to waterfront deck. Pine floors, custom wood trim. Loft sitting area. Main level guest suite, propane fireplace, walk out to deck. Thomasville kitchen, Brazilian granite countertops, stainless steel appliances. Huge master suite, gas fireplace, 5 piece ensuite, private balcony. Lower level games room, sitting area, propane fireplace. 3 car garage, finished loft, lots of storage. Cabin at the shore. Amazing waterfront property in the heart of The County! $997,500 MLS 2140294

GEORGE REID, Broker 613-399-2134

PICTON BAY WATERFRONT $1,165,000 Thoughtfully designed 6 year old 3 level home on Picton Bay. This gracious home boasts 14 rooms with 7 baths. A formal dining room, butler's pantry, elevator, wine cellar, gourmet kitchen designed for entertaining are just a few features. Spectacular sunsets! MLS® 2135295

Call ELIZABETH CROMBIE, Sales Representative 613-476-2700 or toll free 1-877-476-0096

CHERRY VALLEY WITH WATER VIEW 2500s q ft, 3 bedroom home. Large 2 car heated double garage. 40x 60 separate garage/workshop. $429,000 MLS 2135106 LANTHORN REAL ESTATE LTD., BROKERAGE* *INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

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4 bedroom raised bungalow, excellent location, Glenora Rd, minutes from Picton, area of fine homes. 2 bedrooms & 2 baths up, 2 bedrooms & full bath down, great for family or easily converted into living quarters with in-law suite. Open concept main level, large sunny windows, over-sized kitchen area. Lower level: 2 bedrooms, rec room, fireplace, patio door, 2 piece bath/laundry area. 1.5 car attached garage, separate entrance. Huge potential. Must be seen! $209,000 MLS 2137519


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Eight Mortgage Down Payment Ideas

Ralph McKenny

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You can obtain a mortgage with a 5% down payment. On a $200,000 home that means you could be out shopping for a pre-approved mortgage and your first home when you save $10,000. At first that may seem like a steep hill to climb, but it may not be. Think

of it more like a gradual and steady incline with your new house at the end of the road. If you were to “Google” ideas for saving money you will find list after list. “Top 50”. “Top 100”. I’m just going to give you eight that I know will make a difference and hopefully won’t have to turn your life upside down. If you started today with little or no savings and a bit of discipline and motivation, individuals could reach this goal inside of a year. Obviously every situation is different and you’ll reach your goal in your own time. For the most part, I’m assuming “individuals”. If it is a couple saving together then you can double my estimates. I can help you put a plan together and here are some practical ideas for saving for your down payment. 1 Begin by setting up a savings account and if your bank allows it, call it your “Mortgage Savings Account” or some identifier that separates it

from other accounts. Do not link it to your bank card because it could become too easy to withdraw from. Use this account to deposit money from the many sources you could use to reach your down payment goal. 2 Payroll deduction. If an individual has weekly takehome pay of $400 and saves 10% of that or $40, that will accumulate to $2080 after 52 weeks. Many employers allow payroll deduction for RRSP's. There are a few advantages to doing this. Any amount you contribute to an RRSP is a tax deduction so could potentially increase the amount of money you get back at tax time. Another advantage is the government allowing First Time Homebuyers to withdraw RRSP’s to put towards the purchase of a new home; without penalty and you have

15 years to put that money back into your RRSP. Whether you do automatic deductions for RRSP’s or simply into savings, it’s a good habit to get into and you’ll enjoy watching your savings grow over time. 3 Keep your 5’s. This may seem like a silly or strange suggestion but have you ever noticed how many 5 dollar bills that you get in a week? Try not spending them. Collect them put them in a jar or somewhere safe and every few weeks deposit them into your mortgage savings account. Two people each saving at least two 5’s a week will have saved $1040 at year end. That’s 10% of your required down payment. Try doing the same with your loonies and toonies. 4 De-clutter. If you have “stuff” in the basement, bottom of closet, taking up space

in the garage why not use sites like EBay or Kijiji to sell it off and make some room. Put the proceeds into your mortgage savings account. The other benefit of ridding yourself of the “stuff” is less “stuff” to ask your friends and family to help you move. They’ll love you for it. 5 Gifts. Maybe your friends and family will love you so much for having less to move, they’ll give you the gift of money. Or consider putting money gifts from Birthdays, Christmas and other holidays or celebrations straight into the Mortgage account. 6 Income Tax Return. Deposit your income tax return into your mortgage savings account. 7 For the smokers. No lecture just wondering if you knew that the average smoker spends approximately $3000/year on cigarettes


which could be around $150,000 or so in a lifetime. If someone was inclined to quit they may want to consider still putting the same amount of money aside each day or week and at the end of the year they will have accumulated one third of their required down payment. Enough said. 8 Talk to family and friends. It may help you to help them understand you are trying to save for a house and may not be able to splurge the way you used to. Ask them for ideas on how to save. If they have a home, how did they do it? Please feel free to contact me to discuss further. I would be pleased to assist with your plan or answer any questions. Compliments of Ralph McKenny, a local Mortgage Agent with Martel Mortgages FSCO License 11963. Questions can be addressed to or see contact information top of column.

Great opportunity to own over 22 acres in a picturesque rural setting! Ideally located only minutes to Picton and just a short drive to Highway 401. Level farmland to build your dream home and enjoy all that nature has to offer. $89,000 MLS 2135030 Sarah Scott*

This recently renovated 1 1/2 storey 2 bedroom home features a newly installed gas furnace, is an ideal investment property or for the first time home owner! The four original tin ceilings give it the `County` charm! Large backyard for entertaining or relaxing! $139,000 MLS 2140964 Peter Lynch

Great Value in Picton! Charming raised bungalow, quiet street, short walk to downtown. Ideal for first time home buyers. Lower level walkout waiting to be finished. 3 bedrooms, great natural light, new windows in almost all rooms. New propane furnace and tanks, November 2013. Large sunroom. Newer roof. $182,000 MLS 2140803 Sarah Scott*

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

End of Point waterfront lot overlooking the historic GAP as well as spectacular view of Lake Ontario. 276 feet of pebble and rock shelf beach. 6-8 feet of clay loam over bedrock. `The` place to build your dream home! $339,000 MLS 2140896 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*

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

Stately triple brick Century home, fabulous original baseboards, built ins, doors and trim. Grand home, upgraded with care and attention to maintain its period integrity. Refinished pine floors, large country kitchen. New roof, natural gas heat, steps to downtown Bloomfield, 10 mins. to Sandbanks. $358,000 MLS 2131701 Gail Forcht**

Spacious 19th Century brick home, renovated and updated. Large principal rooms, eat-in kitchen, separate dining room. Deck, pergola, limestone patio, rolling farmland. Recent renovations to suit a B&B; separate master loft bedroom, 3 pce ensuite. Prime location, minutes from Sandbanks Provincial Park in Cherry Valley. $372,000 MLS 2137253 Gail Forcht**

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





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

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Gail Forcht Broker

Outstanding opportunity in a much-coveted location! 95 Acres (85 workable) of good farmland close to the Bay of Quinte. Perfect for crops or grazing.Visible location on Rednersville Road. Thinking of horses? This could be the ideal set-up. $450,000 MLS 2141042 $449,000 MLS 2134267 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg* Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*


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Overlooking the Bay of Quinte, waterfront Century farm house exudes charm. Enter the gracious foyer from the wrap-around porch & you are surrounded by beautifully maintained original wood details. Modern eat-in granite kitchen, butler's pantry, formal living & dining, large family room & updated baths. Radiant heat in many rooms, laundry room on bedroom level. Much to be appreciated here. $700,000 MLS 2141036 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

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


Darlene Eldridge**

Beautiful 68 acres with a combination of woods and pastoral land-we were visited by a stunning buck when we walked this last. This would be a spectacular spot to build a dream home with lots of privacy and room to roam. There is a small cabin on the property. Only 10 minutes from Picton and a half hour from Hwy 401. $139,000 MLS 2140797

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

Kevin Gale* Cozy 3 bedroom home is an ideal starter home or rental property. Almost completely renovated. New drywall & insulation, windows, wiring, propane furnace, bathroom fixtures, vinyl siding, kitchen & drilled well. $149,000 MLS 2140857

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


Mary Jane Mills**

Quaint little home on a lovely treed lot just minutes to Picton. Perfect for first time buyers, weekend getaway or investment, this 3 bedroom, 1 bath home has rental income from an Xplornet tower on the property to offset the mortgage plus free internet. Larger than it looks, and affordable to maintain, this home has great potential. This home is cheaper than rent! Start building equity today! $130,000 MLS 2140551

Darlene Eldridge**

Prinyers Cove building lot upon which to build your new waterfront home. Steps to the water allow for swimming, boating, kayaking and canoeing. Level, nicely treed lot in a fantastic location! $134,900 MLS 2140927

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

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March 28-30, 2014 REDUCED Colin Henden* Christine Henden** 613-922-2251 MOVE-IN READY! Barker Street in Picton. Cute & cozy twobedroom bungalow featuring newer updates & decor including gas fireplace in living room & new kitchen. Situated on a spacious lot with attached garage. Great for first time buyer or single person! $174,900 MLS 2140270

Kristen Rutgers*

PICTON SPLIT LEVEL GREAT CURB APPEAL 4 bedrooom split level on a magnificent in town lot. Beautiful mature trees, very private. Deck off the kitchen. Newer addition with large family room-could be a Granny Suite with separate entrance. New furnace and Central Air. Some new windows. Metal roof. Quick possession. $240,000 MLS 2141237

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Colin Henden* Christine Henden** 613-922-2251 PICTON – Ideal family home! 3 bedrooms, 4-pce bath, kitchen, living/dining room on main floor & huge family room, 2 pce. bath, laundry & walk out to garage from lower level. Beautifully reno’d with high-end finishes only found in higher priced homes. $$199,000 MLS 2140718

Darlene Eldridge** Prime, level, idyllic 1 acre waterfront lot with beautiful long and short vistas. Only 20 minutes to town. Crystal clear water with unparalleled access allowing you to trailer your boat to the waters` edge. Oaks are among the beautiful mature trees that already grace this property. $239,000 MLS 2141223 

Completely renovated 4 Bedrm, 2 Bath Century home. Post & Beam construction. Newer windows & doors. Wrap around porch, green metal roof and flagstone walk. Over 3 acres of partially treed landscape and gardens. New kitchen & wood fireplace. 12`screened Gazebo with hot tub. 2 1/2 car garage is fully insulated with separate forced air propane furnace & 100 amp breaker service. $239,000 MLS 2140301

Darlene Eldridge** ldeally located on the Bay of Quinte in the area of Telegraph Narrows, and offering some of the best fishing in Ontario, here is an opportunity to build your dream home on this level, cleared lot. Tie your boat to your own dock and boat, fish and swim as the seasons permit. $245,000 MLS 2140242

Kristen Rutgers* BLOOMFIELD BEAUTY! Nice brick bungalow in the Village of Bloomfield. Big double lot, fenced, extensive renovations in the past 2 years includes new septic, furnace, siding, paint, alarm system & some windows. Attached garage, deck, workshop. $249,000 MLS 2140158

Darlene Eldridge** Beautiful views of Lake Consecon will delight you when you build your dream home here. Add a dock, and enjoy fantastic summers boating, kayaking/canoeing, fishing and swimming. Easy drive to Trenton, Picton, Wellington and Belleville. $249,000 MLS 2136561

Mary Jane Mills**

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Herb Pliwischkies*

perFeCt dupLex Classic red brick Century home, in central Picton. Well maintained, many renovations & updates over the years. 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths. Large principle rooms. Modern functional kitchen. Central air, gas f/p in living room. 21`x18` family room, doors to a private deck area. Hardwood floors down, newer pine floors up. Great attic space! Fenced backyard. Storage shed/workshop! Tastefully decorated. New shingles & rubber membrane installed 2013. Vacant with quick possession possible. $254,900 MLS 2141216


Darlene Eldridge** This gorgeous water view farm offers great potential building sites with unobstructed raised views of Prince Edward Bay. Features an Historic barn as well as a picturesque 75 ft x 200 ft pond that has water all year round. Great for anyone wanting to pasture horses or other livestock. $259,000 MLS 2141230 

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

Kevin Gale*

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

Fabulous 2 bedroom waterfront condo, facing down Picton Bay. Open living concept on the main floor with a walkout from living room onto balcony overlooking the harbour. The master bedroom also overlooks the harbour. Monthly condo fees include designated boat slip and storage locker. $289,000 MLS 2137282

Very spacious well maintained 2 storey century home with 5 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Main floor features large dining room, living room, eat-in kitchen and laundry. Located in the Village of Bloomfield just a short walk to all the shops. This property is ideal for the growing family or as a weekly rental. Listed for $329,000 MLS 2141368

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

Colin Henden* Christine Henden** 613-922-2251 FrOntinG On WeSt Lake on 3.6 acres. Two separate residences, main house (circa 1900) offers lots of original charm, 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. Attached in-law suite features 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. Ideal Vacation Rental property! $499,900 MLS 2140770


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Marc Ouellette* Colleen Green*

42 OWen St 2 storey home, area of newer executive style homes in Picton. Backs onto green space, lots of privacy on the deck and back yard. 3 bedrooms, 2nd level laundry, walk-in closets in every room. Open concept main level, kitchen, dining area, great room. Bathrooms: 4 pc lower level, 2 pc main level, 3 pc ensuite off master bedroom, 4 pc on 2nd floor. Finished lower level, rec room, den, utility room. Built in 2008, paved drive, 200 amp electric service. $349,000 MLS 2140353

Herb Pliwischkies*

Lake OntariO WatervieW Magnificent Curb Appeal! A majestic stone home, situated on a double lot with full municipal services. 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Spacious 10` ceilings, fully finished lower level. Intricate crown moldings, marble and hardwood floors throughout. Perfect for an upscale bed and breakfast. Panoramic water view of Lake Ontario. Large parkland space between House and waterfront. Priced to sell!!! $499,999 MLS 2140859

Darlene Eldridge** Set on 2+ acres, the lot is very beautiful with mature trees and landscaping and 120ft of shoreline on the Millpond.Four bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, entertainment room, built-in cabinetry, sprinkler system, garage. Enjoy lazy evenings on the deck overlooking this gorgeous setting! $414,900 MLS 2133510

Colin Henden* Christine Henden** 613-922-2251 reStaurant/CaFe/Bakery located in Bloomfield. Well established, successfully operated by same Owners for nine years. Residence on upper level, off-street parking for owners & public parking close by. Carry on with this turn-key business or bring your own plans! $549,900 MLS 2140235

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

Marc Ouellette* Colleen Green*

Marc Ouellette* Colleen Green*


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

2076 COunty rOad 8 Gorgeous panoramic views of Waupoos Island, Smith Bay, and Lake Ontario. Beautifully landscaped. Up-dated bungalow with a loft and roof top patio. 2 guest bedrooms, and master bedroom with ensuite bath. Custom built cabinets in the eat-in kitchen, custom made 2 sided fireplace, crown moulding, baseboards, and trim. Loft has extra storage, could be a studio or a 4th bedroom. $789,000 MLS 2140714


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Picton Century Home $254,900 MLS 2141216

Talbot Split level $240,000 MLS 2141237

Muscote Bay Building Lot 5 acres $159,000 MLS 2140081

Great Cottage Muscote Bay $189,000 MLS 2140098

Elmbrook Road 20 Acr $60,000 MLS 2140096 Prime Development Land Consecon $159,000 MLS 2140431

Bloomfield Beauty Many Updates $249,000 MLS 2140158

Farnsworth Construction 10.3 Acres $329,000 MLS 2140566

4 Plex Belleville $349,000 MLS 2137216

Goodman Cresc. Cottage Water Access $199,000 MLS 2136393

No Money Down No Problem Call Herb for details $104,000 MLS 2136763

249 Fry Road Bungalow 3000+ Living space $349,000 MLS 2136616

McCauley Village semi $112,000 MLS 2140315

East Lake Waterfront $329,000 MLS 2131863

Majestic Waterviews Wellington $499,999 MLS 2140859

Mitchells Crossroad $339,000 MLS 2140648

Redgate Subdivision Lots 70K-135K MLS 2140224


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Things to consider before downsizing your home

Once their kids have left the nest, many men and women over 50 begin to consider downsizing their homes. Downsizing to a smaller home can be beneficial for a variety of reasons, including less home to clean and maintain, more affordable utility bills and lower property taxes. But the decision to downsize is rarely black and white, and men and women often struggle with that decision. Perhaps the most difficult part of the decision of whether or not to downsize to a smaller home concerns the sentimental attachment many homeowners, especially those with children, have to their homes. The home might be too big for your current needs, but it also was the same place where your son took his first steps and where your daughter lost her first tooth. Saying goodbye to a place that was home to so many memories isn't easy. But there's more than just sentimental value to consider when de-

ciding whether or not to downsize your home after the kids have grown up and moved out.

Personal finances

Your financial situation merits significant consideration when deciding if the time is right to downsize your home. If your retirement nest egg is not as substantial as you would like it to be, then it would seem as though downsizing to a smaller, more affordable home is a great opportunity for you to start catching up on your retirement savings. But that's only true if your new home won't incur any additional expenses that are already taken care of in your current home. For example, your current home may be fully furnished, while a new, smaller home may require you to buy all new furniture because your existing items simply won't fit. The cost of such furnishings can be considerable. If you plan to move into a condominium, you

can expect to pay monthly homeowners association fees, and such fees are often substantial. So while the condo itself might be smaller, the additional expenses associated with the property may end up making the smaller home more expensive and prevent you from saving more money for retirement.

Real estate market

There are seller's markets and there are buyer's markets, and ideally you would like to sell your home in a seller's market. But keep in mind that this might be the same market in which you hope to buy a new home. The nature of the real estate market depends on a host of factors, including geography. If the city or town where you currently live is in the midst of a seller's market and you are planning on moving to a location where buyers have the upper hand, then now might be a great time to move. But if you currently live in a buyer's market

and hope to move to a seller's market, then you may end up paying a steep price, even when downsizing to a smaller home. Things may even themselves out if you want to downsize to a smaller home within your current community, but do your homework nonetheless, researching the time of year when you're most likely to get the most for your home and find the best deal on your next place. The advantage men and women considering downsizing have is that they are rarely in a rush to move out of their current home and into their next one. This gives them ample time to make the real estate market work for them.


How much space do you really need? Once the kids have moved out, couples may feel like all of that extra space is going to waste. But that can be a knee-jerk reaction, and upon a more

86 COLLIERS ROAD Spectacular views & remarkable privacy are only two of the reasons to enjoy this waterfront retreat. Situated on 3.5acres with 610ft of shoreline, this South Bay property features a comfortable 2 bedroom cottage with open concept living area, fulllength deck & detached garage. Stunning water views and sunny southern exposure. Close to the cheese factory, local wineries and 15 minutes from Picton. $399,000 MLS 2140201

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CLASS ACT $525,000 Custom built and owned by a local contractor this home was designed to have your wish list fulfilled. This new build features a big kitchen for those who love to cook, lots of storage and closet space, wooden cathedral ceilings in dining and living rooms, beautiful big windows and French doors facing south to let the sunshine in and radiant heating on both levels. Great curb appeal with large lot and inviting covered front porch with attached 3 bay garage. MLS®2136032

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thorough examination of the space and your needs you may just find that you can put all of that extra square footage to good use after all. If you have always wanted your own art studio, then now might be the perfect time to make that a reality. Always wanted a room devoted to home theater? Get to work on converting your basement from an all-purpose game room to your own private movie theater. If, after considering the space in your home, you find that the extra square footage really is just upkeep you aren't especially interested in doing, then you would no doubt like a cozier home that's less of a responsibility to maintain. Downsizing a home is something many men and women over 50 consider after their children have moved out. Such a decision is rarely easy, so homeowners should take as much time as they need before making a final decision to move or stay put.


$649,000 This home combines beauty and comfort and a place to relax. Custom 2 bedroom home is located on wide lake front with picture windows to take advantage of the expansive views. Elegant two levels with over 2,600 sq ft of living space with high quality finishes such as quartz counter tops, luxurious bathrooms and hardwood floors. Perfect place to unwind on the shoreline patio on 100 feet of Lake Ontario. Unwind at the end of the day in your bed listening to the sound of the waves. A perfect retreat! MLS ®2126055

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287 Main St. Wellington, Ontario, K0K 3L0 • Fax 399-2140 SHARON ARMITAGE, OWNER/BROKER OF RECORD *Member of the Quinte and District Real Estate Board Inc.


Waterfront Cottage on West Lake overlooking Sandbanks. 3 Bedrooms, Garage, Deck, Dock. $379,000 MLS 2141063 Call The Young's (613) 476-2100


Close to Hospital & Yacht Club. 3 bedroom home. Fenced yard, 18 x 12 separate garage, ample storage space. New vinyl siding. $149,900 MLS 2140409 Marty Martel/Paul Gentile


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



Minutes from Picton, 2 treed acres, cedar sided family home, 3 bedrms, expansive decking, above ground pool. $262,900 MLS 2140345 Pat Benson Moore

ON THE EDGE OF HAMLET OF HILLIER 3 bedrm starter home for young family features new kitchen, some new flooring, freshly painted & brand new 4 pc plus bath. New propane furnace, new wiring, new windows. Attached single car garage. Nice size lot and lots of water. Priced to sell at $169,900 MLS 2137410

PICTON BUNGALOW Perfect for single person or an older couple. Small yard, carport, 2 bedrms, open concept living rm, kitchen and eating area. 4 pc bath. New oil furnace, alum/ sided and steel roof. Carries cheaper then rent. $114,900 MLS 2126793

READY FOR NEW OWNERS Big Island elevated bungalow, attached 2 car garage. Features lg eat in kitchen with lots of oak cupboards, bright eating area with patio doors to side deck for barbecuing. Bright living/dining rm with lg window facing Bay of Quinte. 3 bedrms plus 4 pc bath on main level, 2 bedrms plus large bright family rm with fireplace on lower level. Lg foyer from garage, to lg back deck & hot tub, & front door. Lg workshop great for home occupation on this 8+ ac parcel. $368,000 MLS 2140918

COUNTY RD 1 Lg bungalow set in the trees close to Trenton & Picton. View of Lake Consecon. 3 bedrms, den, kitchen, living rm, dining rm, great room. Lower level family rm, walkout to patio area, workshop & unspoiled area that could be used for home occupation, etc. Detached 2 car garage, driveway paved, extensive landscaping has been completed. This home is a must see. Asking $299,000 MLS 2136635

NORTH OF WELLINGTON ON WILSON RD Just 3 miles from Wellington. 40 ac of level land with bush at back in the middle of wine country. Newer 2 bedrm br/vinyl bungalow features open concept living rm, dining area & kitchen. One 4 pc & one 3 pc bath & laundry room. Propane furnace, lg decks on back of home overlooking property. Asking $329,900 MLS® 2134851

EXECUTIVE HOME On large lot in upscale subdivision in Village of Wellington. Features open concept family rm/ kitchen/ eating area, separate living rm/ dining rm. Main floor master bedrm with ensuite & walkin closet. 2 pc bath & laundry on main floor with inside entrance to 2 car garage. 2nd level has 2 bedrms & 4 pc bath. Unspoiled basement with rough in for bath. Call on this one. Asking $389,900 MLS 2131558

BAY OF QUINTE Waterfront lot with lots of potential. Property slopes gently to the water & has drive to put your boat in. Property features drilled well, bath house with shower & toilet, storage for pump, etc. holding tank, hydro is in to trailers on property. Perfect retreat until you’re ready to buld your retirement home. Great area for fishing, swiming & boating. Close to Kingston & Belleville. Asking $179,000 MLS 2135508

GLENORA RD Close to Picton and has municipal water at your lot line. Views of Picton Bay. Mature trees at back of this 100 ft x 200 ft lot. This is the spot for your new home. Asking $125,000 MLS 2133769

LOOKING FOR PEACE AND PRETTY? This is it, close to Soup Harbour. 2 ac of land with deeded access to Lake Ontario. Property features a drilled well, driveway entrance is in. Ready to go to build your new home. Asking $69,900 MLS® 2125759

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS 1.3 ac parcel lends itself to some serious development. All pieces are in core area of town. This property features 8,500 sq ft solid building with Main St. access, as well as 3,000 sq ft building featuring 1,700 commercial and 3 bedrm completely renovated apt with Wharf St. access, separate lot backs onto Niles St. Asking $879,000 MLS® 2135475

VILLAGE OR WELLINGTON Niles St. Great lot backing onto creek. Mature trees and close to all amenities. Walkable to beach and schools. Municipal services are available. Asking $68,500 MLS® 2134613

LARGE BUILDING LOT In village of Wellington. Water sewer and gas to the lot line and all service fees have been paid. Close to harbour and beach. Mature trees on lot. This one is ready to go. Asking $69,000 MLS 2140827


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2 bdrm bungalow loaded with quality, comfort & style. wheelchair accessibility ramp. $137,000 MLS 2136398 Call Elsie Wiersma 613-848-4810


Bloomfield Bungalow. Great Investment Property/Weekly Rental. A MUST SEE! $140,000 MLS 2130118 Call The Young's (613) 476-2100


Walk to downtown & close to the Millennium Trail, public school and the new Essroc Community Centre and Arena. Municipal services available. No through traffic - dead end street. Last lot available in this development. $62,000 MLS 2133820 Call Carol Brough

VACANT LAND 2140323 2134912 2132521 2130767 2133795 2134807 2135499 2134419 2133095 2134679

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JOY HUMPHREY Broker 613-849-5999

KEVIN YOUNG Sales Rep. 613-476-2100

PAT BENSONMOORE Sales Rep. 613-849-8501

PAUL GENTILE Broker 613-476-2100

SANDY YOUNG Sales Rep. 613-476-2100

STEVE SENSENSTEIN Sales Rep. 613-885-1307

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TRACEY DICKSON Sales Rep. 613-403-7690

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Private Waterfront Home on Long Reach. 4 Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms. Deep Mooring for boats & fishing. $349,900 2131009 Call The Young's (613) 476-2100

WATERFRONT CONDO LIVING, PICTON HARBOUR 29 acre waterfront lot on Bay of Quinte 7 acres waterfront on Bay of Quinte 12.5 acres with mature trees, stream, well 12.5 acres with mature trees, stream, well Residential/Commercial building lot in Picton Large Wellington building lot Rural building lot with drilled well 3 acre building lot close to Picton 10 acres recreational lot Large Demorestville building lot Call The Youngs (613) 476-2100

3 bedrms, 3 bath executive townhouse. Fresh paint, carpets steam cleaned, ready to move in. $324,500 MLS 2137304 To view call Tracey Dickson or Hugh Jackson


Affordable waterfront land on the Moira River. 10 minutes north of Madoc. 6 acres more or less. $49,900 MLS 2136969 Call Joy Humphrey 613-849-5999


Walk to downtown, easy commute to Belleville or Napanee. $114,900 MLS 2136252 Steve Sensenstein

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3 years new! Great-room with white washed vaulted ceilings. Wide plank wood floors. Main floor master with spectacular en-suite. $498,700

Beautiful circa 1860 home completely done! Country setting with trees, fields and wetlands perfect to kayak or canoe! Maple floors. Walls of windows. Heated 850 square foot studio with walkout to gardens. $589,000

Charming century reno on picturesque Morrison Point Rd. Open concept kitchen/living area. 4 bedrooms + insulated artist’s studio/bunkie. $319,000

Fabulous custom built home on 6.2 acres. In-floor radiant heat. Granite counters. Cathedral ceilings. Beautiful home or great business opportunity as B&B or spa! $579,900

Marina with 9+ acres of land and 600+ feet of waterfront in beautiful Waupoos. Zoned Tourist Commercial. Imagine the possibilities. $1,375,000

Stunning 1870's Renovated Farmhouse set on 10 acres. Hemlock and maple floors. Summer kitchen. Main floor laundry. Wonderful 25x40 barn with a loft! $ 529,000






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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Romance is on your mind, Aries. That's because you met a wonderful person and are interested in seeing where this relationship may go. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 You feel artistically inspired this week, Taurus. Use this inspiration to pursue an array of projects, whether you want to dabble in photography or make home improvements. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Seeing a happy couple together inspires thoughts of a romantic nature, Gemini. Consider taking a budding relationship to a new level. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you aspire to learn a new skill or take on a new project this week. Forge ahead with this idea, which allows you to meet new people and learn some interesting things. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Love, romance and marriage are on your mind, Leo. Work on strengthening an existing relationship or heighten your efforts to find a special someone. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, you may have an unexpected visitor to contend with this week. This could mean a complete overhaul of your schedule and living space. It's time to get to work.

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