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Commonwealth Games trailblazer honoured Kent receives new international award after years spent working for equity ADAM BRAMBURGER STAFF WRITER

Judy Kent personified and experienced a number of firsts during her 15 years of involvement in the Commonwealth Games movement. Fittingly, some nine years after her final meeting, there was one more. At the annual general assembly of the Commonwealth Games Federation before representatives from 71 different countries , Kent was the first person inducted into the Commonwealth Games Order of Merit for exceptional service to the organization — an honour she had no knowledge existed as she attended the event in Edmonton Oct. 4-8 to present another award to Canadian she had mentored. The vice-patron for the Games, Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, was on hand to present the award given for Kent's decades of service and commitment to promote the values of humanity, equity, and destiny. "I hadn't been to a meeting since I resigned in 2007 and I hadn't talked to anybody really," Kent said, noting the CGF and Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) worked together to surprise her. "I am humbled to receive

PIONEER IN SPORT Judy Kent was the first female delegate at the Commonwealth Games Fed-

eration’s general assembly and the first woman to serve as her country’s chef de mission for the sporting event. Here, she displays her Order of Merit baton — the first incarnation of the award presented for exceptional service to the Commonwealth Games. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

this award and proud to see so many women in positions of influence at the national and the international levels of the Commonwealth Games movement." The Prince Edward County

resident was working with Sport Canada as a high-performance coach in the late 1980s after a career as swimmer. She had done some work in Commonwealth countries developing sport programs through

the Lifesaving Society. At that time, she remembered CGC was setting up a working group to study the use of sport as nation building. They asked her to run as a member-atlarge in 1987 and she jumped

in with both feet. At the 1990 Games in Auckland, New Zealand, Kent was Canada's assistant chef de mission — the second in command for the country's delegation. At that point, no other females had ascended to similar positions in the games. She recalled going into a meeting to talk about the inclusion of athletes with disabilities in the games. It was a difficult time. "I went to the chefs' meeting and I wanted to talk to England and Australia about the inclusion of athletes with a disability, that's where we were at here in terms of equity. My first experience, the Australian chef said "Trust Canada to send a broad." Kent was undeterred, however. By 1992, when the CGF met at the Barcelona, Spain Olympics, she became the first female delegate to the CGF general assembly. In some respects, she stuck out like a sore thumb for years to come. Some delegates thought she was there because she was the mistress of a past highranking Canadian official. Kent remembers unwelcome advances and countless incidents where she was patted on the bum. At that time, the room was set up with a table Kent described as "old white men" at the front, another table of "black and brown men" separated from them and no evidence of women or people with disabilities.

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A total of six technology businesses operating at the Prince Edward County Innovation Centre are benefitting from matching venture capital investments by the Prince Edward-Lennox and Addington Community Futures Development Corporation (PELA CFDC) and private sector investment partner First Stone Venture Partners in the amount of $2.7 million. Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis announced Friday at Huff Estates that the investment ($1.35 million by the federal government through the Upper Canada Equity Fund, $1.35 million by First Stone) will lead to the creation of no fewer than 15 new jobs at the local firms that operate in the world of automation, software, robotics, online directories and fashion. In trumpeting the news of the investment, outgoing PELA CFDC executive director Craig Desjardins called Friday a day of “celebration for both innovation and rural entrepreneurship.”

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In his comments, Ellis said this type of investment makes the riding better overall, helps build the rural economy, builds small businesses and keeps youth employed in their home regions. “Building our rural economy is about keeping our youth here and it’s about small business,” said Ellis. “It is essential for the government to provide the necessary resources to create conditions that foster economic growth, jobs and prosperity. Locally, our economy relies heavily upon small business expansion, innovation and entrepreneurship.” Ellis explained that the Upper Canada Equity Fund came about in 2013 as PELA CFDC sought a new way to support and invest into rural economies. Supported through an investment by FedDev

Ontario, a public-private model was crafted in order to send venture capital into rural communities. “This private-public equity investment model matches equally public and private capital,” Ellis said. “This is about getting dollars from the private industry with public investment into those that are trying to get their products and services to market.” First Stone president Mauro Lollo explained his company's vision is to help create sustainable ecosystems for innovative start-ups in non-urban communities by investing in entrepreneurial talent and innovative ideas. “Our unique investment and support strategy accelerates early-stage companies while helping to diversify local economies for the long term benefit of our communities and the country,” Lollo said. “With the strong supportive policies of our current

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SEED FUNDING Local dignitaries, federal and municipal representatives, investors and tech frim presidents were on hand Friday as a joint venture capital investment was announced for six companies located at the Prince Edward County Innovation Centre.(Jason Parks/Gazette staff)

government in the areas of economic diversification and the development of youth and young professionals along with the advancement of innovation, we believe we are all on the right path of success.” In total, there are about two dozen technologyfocused startups located at the Innovation Centre. In terms of those securing investments on Friday, some are ready to ship their products and, or services immediately around the globe while some will be maturing in the next couple of months and will be able to have a running start towards their launch date. Prince Edward County Mayor Robert Quaiff took time during his remarks to speak to the his opposition in the 2014 municipal election, the late Jeff Goddard who was a large proponent of the

efforts at the Innovation Centre and the potential it has to retain local youth who often are required to look far afield for technology careers. He added the investment demonstrates there can be economic growth in this portion of the province. “We've always been thought of as a no- growth or slow-growth area here in eastern Ontario and that can certainly make funding more difficult to come by,” Quaiff said. “How do you like us now? We are adding to that element of economic growth and sustainability to eastern Ontario with announcements like this one. Thank you to First Stone and thank you to the companies that have chosen to do business in Prince Edward County.” Speaking on behalf of council, now that the firms had are were about to set up shop at the Picton harbour, Quaiff said municipal government's role will be encouraging retention. “Our task is to keep you here forever and ever and we will do our best to make that happen,” he added. Among the firms that will

be aided by the investment and that Quaiff hopes become fixtures within the Prince Edward County business community are Nessis Inc., Green Switch Inc., Nectar Desk Inc., Mimetics Inc., DOT Directory Inc. And Gomma Inc.. Danny Celovsky of the DOT Directory said he was grateful to PELA CFDC and First Stone for the investment and was hopeful that upwards of a dozen local positions at his firm alone would be advertised, with more coming as the business matures. “We look forward to contribute to the base of growing technology firms evolving in the area. “There's synergies from this initiative we hope to participate in and gain from,” Cleovsky added. The DOT Directory is an online marketplace for the trucking industry where shippers and carries can find each other, communicate and conduct business that enables them to find the right truck at the right time at the place and at the right price. “Nobody provides this

level of accurate information for the trucking industry so we are doing it,” Celovsky said. Green Switch has created an expandable modular unit that allows users to easily control the technology in their home or business. The company produces a small, easy to use devices that can transform existing technology into smart technology. “Many products in your home can be better utilized if you know what is going on with them,” Geoff Salter explained, adding the company originally started making units for thermostats for people that loved their old style devices or users that are unable to make use of the program function. The company has branched out from there to automate all kinds of devices including hot water tanks so they can be turned on and off both via remote and smart device-saving the user in energy costs. Nessis offers software and engineering services for the manufacturing sector to transform processes into real time, media-rich systems that improve communication. Nectar Desk is a cloudbased Call Centre Software company designed for small to medium sized businesses with teams of five to 25 agents in sales and support roles. Mimetics has developed a programmable robot aimed at students from Grade 2-12 to focus on STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics) education. Finally, Gomma produces an engineered and micro-cut synthetic rubber material that is patterned and used in the fashion industry.









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Picton Legion faithful close doors on historic Ross-McMullen house Members say fond farewell to hall at final potluck dinner CHAD IBBOTSON STAFF WRITER

After close to seven decades, members of Branch 78 of the Royal Canadian Legion said farewell to their home at the Ross-McMullen house this week. Picton Legion members gathered for a farewell potluck dinner on Sunday afternoon, sharing memories stories and a few drinks in honour of the historic building. Beginning Monday the Legion moved all its activities to the Picton Elks Hall. The Elks Hall will be a temporary home while Legion members work to sell the Ross-McMullen house and find a suitable permanent place in the community. Picton Legion first vicepresident Diane Kennedy said it was a tough day for members. “The Legion has been here since 1948, so there's a lot of people that have memories and it's really hard for some of the older members to understand what's going on because they built this Legion,” she said. The historic building was put up for sale in May of this year as the Legion struggled to keep up with the operat-

FAREWELL Members of Branch 78 of the Royal Canadian Legion said goodbye to their former home at the Ross-McMullen house with a farewell potluck dinner on Sunday afternoon. Legion activities move to the Elks Hall .(Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

ing costs. Kennedy said September's hydro bill for the building was $1,500 and the Legion can't make enough money from bar operations to cover the cost of monthly bills. A conditional offer on the property was affected by a July fire that caused an estimated $250,000 in damages. Following the fire, a large amount of Legion memorabilia was taken away for ozone treatment to remove the odour of smoke. Kennedy said the Legion is in the gradual process of getting those things back, packing them up and getting ready for the move. She said the owners of Loch Sloy Business Park

have offered some storage space. Kennedy said the potluck gave people a chance to find a sense of resolution before

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the doors are closed. “It's just a goodbye to the old place, with as many people who would want to come out and have a drink and a good meal,” she said. “Not just walk away and shut the door.” Kennedy said while it's tough to say goodbye to the longstanding home of the Picton Legion, she said the move represents a new chapter for the service club. “This is something new, we're going down to the Elks, we're making friends,” she said. “We'll see how they do thinks and we'll learn some stuff and we have to look at it in a positive way.” She said Legion members can take away the good elements from their situation and make the most of their stay at the Elks Hall. She said the club is looking forward to hosting its upcoming Remembrance Day cere-

mony at the new location. “It's a bittersweet day,” Kennedy said. “We're looking forward to new things, but we're also sad to leave this place, there are a lot of good memories for a lot of people.” She said the Elks have been extremely generous through the entire situation. Regular Legion functions like the monthly meat roll will continue in the new location, as will regular

Legion and Ladies Auxiliary meetings. “They've welcomed us with open arms,” Kennedy said. Kennedy said there's currently no timeline for the club to find a permanent home. She said when the time comes, options will be presented to the general memberships for a vote. The branch will also have to secure approval from provincial command.

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Prince Edward County will play the backdrop to a national advertising campaign this holiday season. The municipality announced in a news release on Tuesday that residents will have an opportunity to see some familiar sights as Roots Canada's annual holiday collection ad campaign rolls out over the next few months. Prince Edward County will be features in a series of advertisements and promotional materials promoting the company's winter collection. “This is such an amazing publicity opportunity,” said Mayor Robert Quaiff. The release says the municipality recognized this as an opportunity to receive national and international publicity and has partnered with Roots to have the campaign include the County branding, links to visitor information and social media accounts, a Prince Edward County travel guide on their web site, and a contest featuring a grand prize getaway to the county. Last year the campaign partnered with Banff and Lake Louise Tourism, advertising throughout Canada and the United States. The multiplatform advertising campaign included the Roots Canada website, social media content, street ads in downtown Toronto, in-store advertising across the country and full page newspaper ads. Banff and Lake Louise branding and locations were featured in a 44-page gift guide with a total distribution of 530,000 copies across Canada and the Unites States. The release says the County will

see similar benefits in this year's campaign. Prince Edward County will also be promoted through the Roots scratch and win holiday contest with the grand prize being a trip to the county. More than one million cards were distributed to Roots shoppers last year and more than 100,000 entered the draw to win a trip to Banff and Lake Louise. “The ability to reach over one million people with a chance to visit Prince Edward County has a huge potential,” Quaiff said. “If even just 10 per cent participate in the contest or get inspired to investigate what the County has to offer, the impact will be significant.” Community development director Neil Carbone said the partnership is a good fit. Carbone said statistics show Roots customers are predominantly young adults ages 18– 35 with disposable income and an interest in the outdoors. “Since we’re already working to attract young families to the County — to visit and live — this campaign gives us the opportunity to connect directly with that demographic,” he said. “The timing is also agreeable with our marketing strategy as we push the tourism shoulder seasons further into the winter.” Carbone said the campaign will have a run time from early November to midDecember. He said the municipality hopes the campaign can boost off-season tourism over the next few months.

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COMMENTARY Liberals should follow through in examining electoral reform

ONE year after sweeping to power on a platform promising major changes, Justin Trudeau opened the door that he might sweep aside another of his campaign promises Wednesday when he suggested that electoral reform may not happen prior to the next federal election. Those with long memories might recall that both the Liberal and NDP parties ran on the notion that if elected, they’d spell the end to the first-past-thepost system and bring in something different. Early in this government’s mandate, the Liberals started to walk down that road by proposing a structure to pursue those desired reforms. Not surprisingly, there was much debate about how to measure public support for such a major constitutional change in a meaningful fashion. In Trudeau’s remarks to the French-language newspaper Le Devoir, he reportedly suggested many Canadians might not consider it as important to change the electoral system because his government is more popular than that of his predecessor Stephen Harper. The logic is severely flawed. One need only remember that much of the power politics Harper was accused of practicing occurred when he had a majority government gained through the first-past-the-post system. What, then, would stop a Liberal government ruling with the same 39-plus per cent of the popular vote from going in the same direction? Is it because the public has bought the notion conveyed positive soundbites and selfies? Power is an interesting thing in that it has the ability to change actions and perceptions in the blink of an eye. One could make the argument the Liberal brand may not be popular forever. To wit, one year in, the Trudeau government is facing public sector attack ads questioning whether it has lived up to its promise to be different. First Nations have been

left wondering whether the government’s talk on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples can bring about any action. On the military front, the Liberal party has held fewer technical briefings on its actions overseas in the fight against Daesh than its predecessor. Tack on some early spending scandals that dwarf Mike Duffy’s misspent funds and a deficit that has ballooned beyond expectation and there may be some legitimate questions about whether this government will remain more popular. It’s a good thing that Trudeau doesn’t appear to be in any haste to push through any particular method of electoral reform as there are many different methods and options, some with less desirable features than the current system. That said, it is disappointing that he appears ready to back down on a promise made during the election campaign because he is convinced that Canadians hold his party in high regard because they are somehow better than the alternatives. If Trudeau simply stated it was harder to get consensus than he anticipated and left it at that, we could at least swallow that line. At election time, however, Trudeau campaigned on the issue and he received support from NDP members who held their noses and voted strategically, believing the new government would address their concern that a plurality of voices is not being heard. Those voters who were sold on that promise a year ago deserve a government that will work to have the issue properly addressed and either implemented or rejected. Voters should be able to take promises candidates make at election time seriously and know their wishes will be respected. Perhaps, as Trudeau mused, if that became the norm, more people could stomach the current electoral system but it’s really hard not to take a cynical view about promises.


Stories From Our Past n Ontario voters were set to go to the polls Dec. 1 to choose a new government. Premier Howard Ferguson set prohibition as a primary plank in his platform, along with reductions in taxation and other service fees. n Some 20 used cars were reduced to scrap iron and ashes as R.H. Raynor’s show room on Bowery Street caught fire overnight. Damages were estimated between $5,000 and $6,000 and it was reported Raynor did not have insurance. n Members of the Ontario School Trustees and Ratepayers’ Association toured Wellington Consolidated School and met with local officials.


n With a heavy rush of fall shipping at the Picton harbour, it was possible an annual record could be set. Canada Steamship Lines agent Arnold Covert said some 14,000 tons of canned goods were waiting to be shipped. Normally between 15,000 and 17,000 tons would be shipped during an entire year. n Members of the Kinsmen Club were spending Wednesday afternoon donating their time and labour to clear trees and rocks from the site of a proposed new arena in Picton. n The Bay of Quinte Transportation Company bought a new steel 151-foot freighter to increase capacity on the Belleville to Montreal cargo run.


n Prince Edward-Hastings MP George Hees rose in the House of Commons to respond to the throne speech, stating people were becoming tired of the growing elitism and paternalism displayed by prime minister Pierre Trudeau and his cabinet. n Minister of community and social services James Taylor was acclaimed as the Progressive Conservative nomination in Prince Edward-Lennox for the next provincial election. The other 10 nominated candidates declined to run against the sitting MPP. n Picton reeve Larry Richardson announced he would seek re-election to the post in a vote that December.

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PERCUSSIVE PRANCERS Members of the Cold Creek Cloggers gave visitors to Wellington Park a great show on Saturday morning.The Trenton-based group of fun-loving dancers were just part of the action at the park during Prince Edward County Pumpkinfest.The day started with a pancake breakfast at the town hall, followed by kids games, a bake sale, the annual parade, and the popular giant pumpkin weigh-off.The village was bustling throughout the day’s events.(Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)




n An OMB hearing into a proposed aquacage fish farm in North Marysburgh convened. Resident Ian Ferguson opposed the rezoning of the property from residential to commercial because of the potential for pollution, lower property values, and an expectation of peace and quiet. n The province appointed Dr. Andy Janikowski to the Hastings and Prince Edward Counties District Health Council for a two-year term. Janikowski was a former chief of staff at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. n PECI principal Larry Richardson indicated he’d step down from his position to pursue early retirement.

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The most important thing I learned from that was my values weren't necessarily their values. My world in Canada wasn't necessarily what they lived. They lived with women walking behind them and didn't see women in leadership positions.

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Street cleaning in Milford appears hard to justify

I was surprised to see a street-cleaner truck driving south through Milford the other day, the words “The County” large upon its door. I assumed the driver must be lost. I was even more surprised, though, when the truck turned around at the south edge of the village, and came slowly back, brushes whirling – it was apparently cleaning up fallen leaves. There were very few leaves on the street, and lots more leaves – by many orders of magnitude – still green on the trees. I have some questions. Will this truck be back every time a few more leaves fall? Are the people of Milford incapable of sweeping up a few leaves if they become a problem (which is pretty hard to imagine). Is this the best

You know the county has a housing problem when it is reported in Canada’s national newspaper. I refer to an interview published in the Oct. 15 edition of The Globe and Mail in which local Wellington resident Justin Rutledge notes that: “People... are buying up property and renting it out... it’s beginning to have negative impact. When you look at garbage day in winter, a lot of houses don’t have SURPRISING SIGHT Letter writer Jim Gronau wasn’t expecting to see this street-cleaner truck garbage out.The houses are working in Milford recently. He wondered how the County could justify burning fuel and using the summer rentals. What happens when people buy truck in the village when there are more leaves yet to fall.(Submitted photo) houses and don’t live in way the County can think burning fossil fuel threat- the County justify burning them is that schools start of to spend taxpayers' ens the well-being and all the fuel involved in this closing. The infrastructure starts shutting down. Peomoney? And, on a quite even the lives of our chil- absurd exercise? ple aren’t starting families. different level, given that dren and their children, for Mr. Mayor and council, Jim Gronau climate change caused by centuries to come, how can please take note.

Evangelist White had great impact on county residents White had a significant impact on Prince Edward County. In 1993 the Prince Edward County Ministerial, under the leadership of its executive – Rev. Canon Thora Rowe, Rev. David Ward, and Captain Ivor Telfer invited Dr. White to hold an evangelistic crusade in the county. Through the diligent work of the executive 16 county churches registered to be active participants in the Crusade.

The opening night of the Crusade Sunday, Oct. 4, 1993 saw a congregation of over 1,100 pack the Picton United Church where the crusade was held for five nights. Prince Edward-Hastings MP Lyle Vanclief, welcomed White and his team to the county, and the chairman read a telegram from Billy Graham. Tom Bledso lead the wonderful singing, accompanied by Ted Cornel’s 80-

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The October issue of Decision Magazine notes the passing in Toronto of Dr. John Wesley White on September 4, at the age of 87. White was a brilliant scholar who earned a doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University and was an associate evangelist with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He served as a researcher for Billy Graham’s sermons, and was an eloquent preacher in his own right.

I'm writing in response to the article in last weekend's newspaper about Metro introducing a motorized cart to help shoppers navigate the store. As a regular Metro shopper I am happy to see this mobile device come to fruition here in Picton. Last week I filled out a Metro

Housing issue has national audience

survey on line and one of the questions was, "How can we improve our service?" My reply was, " to offer an electric shopping cart to people with mobility issues". Voila! Picton is moving up in the world. Thank you Metro. Gisela Tomlinson

The Prince Edward County Chapter of the Awesome Foundation and the Prince Edward County Arts Council are inviting the public to a pitch party Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the PECI library. Proponents for five proj-

voice choir. The Crusade opened with the gospel song “Victory in Jesus.” Hundreds of people were impacted by the services and scores responded to the invitation to receive Jesus Christ as personal saviour. It was a high time for the church in the county and so we say, ”Do it again Lord!”

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Take care of our homeless

I recently walked by an elderly lady sleeping on a park bench near a church here in Picton. I approached her and attempted to give her some money. She politely said “Thank you,” but would not Robert C.Wilson accept my money. Executive chair I explained to her some John Wesley White Crusade options of charities and social assistance in the area. I asked around and got to host pitch party various stories about her from different people. Here in ects will speak about their Picton, the gossip and arts-related ideas for a rumours run rampant. chance to win $2,000 worth I think it’s great that we of grant funding on the spot support various refugees that evening. More informafrom other countries, but tion is available on the Awesurely we should help one of our own. Shame on all of us. some PEC Facebook page. -Staff

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Acclaimed author Terry Fallis to read at Wellington branch Oct. 26 We are very excited to announce that acclaimed author Terry Fallis will be at the Wellington branch on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. Event attendees can look forward to the award-winning novelist’s reading as well as an engaging presentation. Fallis’ newest book Poles Apart is a clever political satire about what happens when a feminist blog skyrockets in popularity. The delightful twist? The blog is actually written by a man. According to The Globe and Mail review on, The Best Laid Plans is amusing, enlightening, and Canadian, and it deftly explores the Machiavellian machinations of Ottawa’s political culture.” In 2011, Fallis’ book, The Best Laid Plans was the Canada Reads winner. Terry’s witty books are always popular at the library – in fact, he’s received the Stephen

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Leacock Award for Humour more than once. If your book club would like to read a title by Fallis, please note that a book club set of “The Best Laid Plans” is available at the PEC Library. We’d also like to extend our special thanks to the Wellington Branch Library Book Club that will

On Thursday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. in the Picton branch we have another event that’s part of our History Speaks lineup. While Alex Fida’s House of Falconer is now a lively events venue that hosts art shows, yoga, shops, and even a tattoo parlour, it’s history stretches back many years in Prince Edward County. Whether you know it as the residence of Captain John Pepper Downes, the Allison’s Place, or House of Falconer, there’s no question that the house at 1 Walton Street, Picton is steeped in history. Fida is the visionary behind the house’s latest incarnation and will present on the building’s history and future plans.

Well-known “Downes Prints,” which are historical sketches of Prince Edward County by Captain John Pepper Downes, will be available for sale at the talk with all proceeds going to the Prince Edward Historical Society.


The final installment in the fall ‘History Speaks’ series will feature Jessica Chase of the Prince Edward County Museums who will talk about heirloom preservation. If you’ve ever wondered about the best way to preserve your family treasures for future generations, join us at the Picton branch on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. Bring an object for a personalized review and information. Advance registration is preferred to ensure there will be sufficient time for each attendee. Please contact

Krista Richardson at or (613) 399-2023 to confirm your attendance. The library team would like to extend special thanks to Richardson of the Prince Edward County Archives for her efforts to organize what has been a very successful run of talks and presentations. If you have an idea for the next ‘History Speaks’ series, please be sure to share your thoughts with her. We are planning our winter events schedule now, so if you have an idea or a skill you’d like to share, please let us know – drop by any branch of the library and speak to the staff there or email me, Liz Zylstra, at For more details about any of these upcoming events, drop by any branch of the library and pick up a copy of Literally our monthly newsletter or check out our online events calendar at

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Councillors back Eastern Ontario Regional Network plan to increase cellular access across the region CHAD IBBOTSON STAFF WRITER

Councillors backed a proposal to improve cellular access and capacity across the region during last week's committee-ofthe-whole meeting. The committee approved a

motion of support following a deputation from Hastings County chief administrative officer Jim Pine regarding the Eastern Ontario Regional Network's (EORN) proposed $200-million project to improve cellular and mobile broadband services across the

region. The motion says the Eastern Ontario Wardens' Caucus (EOWC) has identified the necessity of improving mobile broadband and cellular networks as they are critical to propelling innovation and economic growth. The motion

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says EORN has undertaken a detailed and comprehensive engineering analysis of cellular coverage and capacity deficiencies across the region and that analysis identified significant gaps that are impacting public safety and economic growth. EORN was initially created by the EOWC to improve access to high-speed Internet and bandwidth across eastern Ontario. Pine said that project, since it began in 2010, has provided 423,000 homes and businesses with high-speed access up to 10 megabits per second. Pine said the next project for EORN is to tackle deficiencies in the cellular backbone across rural eastern Ontario. He said the project isn't just about being able to make a phone call in eastern Ontario. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It's about being able to use the cellular networks for mobile services as well so you have enough capacity to download video or upload files,â&#x20AC;? he said. Pine said EORN's engineering analysis showed substantial gaps across the region.

He said there has to be coverage and capacity across the network. He said closing coverage and capacity gaps are essential for economic development, to address public demand for mobile connectivity, for public services who increasingly rely on it, and for public safety. Pine said the EORN project could take eastern Ontario from the current 14.1 per cent coverage gap down to less than one per cent. In terms of capacity, he said the project could take the network from a 16.6 per cent gap down to less than five per cent. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can make a substantial change if we do the project,â&#x20AC;? he said. Pine said while the EOWC was discussing improvements to cellular coverage and capacity, the idea of building a public safety broadband network came up. He said first responders need a secure network they can rely on. He said EORN began to investigate the idea of using eastern Ontario as a pilot area to test such a network and whether it could be folded into the com-

mercial project. Pine said if EORN were to move forward with the commercial build and public safety build separately, the total cost would be approximately $325 million. He said if the two projects were combined, they could be done for $278 million for a savings of $45 million. The commercial side alone would cost about $212 million. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It makes sense to us to try to do the two together,â&#x20AC;? he said. Pine said EORN representatives have been speaking with the provincial and federal governments about the projects. Pine said the business case for the project is close to being completed. The document is expected to be submitted to upper levels of government early next year. In the interim, Pine said EORN would be looking for support from local municipalities, MPs and MPPs. He said the project lends itself to the previously established EORN model of publicprivate partnership.

FORM 6 Municipal Act, 2001



SALE OF LAND BY PUBLIC TENDER THE CORPORATION OF THE COUNTY OF PRINCE EDWARD Take Notice that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land(s) described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on November 24, 2016, at the Municipal Office, 332 Main Street, Picton Ontario The tenders will then be opened in public on the same day as soon as possible after 3:00 p.m. at the Municipal Office, 332 Main Street, Picton. Description of Lands:


Roll No. 13 50 918 020 16200 0000; PIN 55047-0067(LT); Part Lot 43 Concession 3 North West of Carrying Place and South West of Green Point Sophiasburgh as in PE157658 & PE157654; Prince Edward. File No. 14-17 Minimum Tender Amount: $9,011.40


Roll No. 13 50 918 020 05900 0000; 2925 Highway 62 S; PIN 55009-0321(LT); Part Lot 61 Concession 2 Broken Front Sophiasburgh Part 1 Plan 47R7049; Prince Edward. File No. 15-34 Minimum Tender Amount: $18,870.28


Roll No. 13 50 918 010 12700 0000; on County Road 15; PIN 55042-0186(LT); Part Lot 27 Concession 1 West of Green Point Sophiasburgh Part 1 Plan 47R7534 Except Parts 1 & 2 Plan 47R7611; Subject to Execution 07-0000055, If enforceable; Prince Edward. File No. 15-36 Minimum Tender Amount: $12,412.59


Roll No. 13 50 918 015 20400 0000; 2776 County Rd 5, Demorestville; PIN 55042-0100(LT); Lot 29 Plan 3 Demorestville Sophiasburgh; Subject to Execution 07-0000055, If enforceable; Prince Edward. File No. 15-37 Minimum Tender Amount: $16,457.78


Roll No. 13 50 328 015 02400 0000; PIN 55007-0622(LT); Part Lot 62 Concession 1 Ameliasburgh Part 2 Plan 47R1218; Prince Edward. File No. 15-38 Minimum Tender Amount: $7,009.52 Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order or of a bank draft or cheque certified by a bank or trust corporation payable to the municipality and representing at least 20 per cent of the tender amount. The municipality makes no representation regarding the title to, crown interests or any other matters, including any environmental concerns, relating to the land to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers. Any interests of the Crown encumbering the land at the time of the tax sale will continue to encumber the land after the registration of the tax deed. This sale is governed by the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules made under that Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes, HST if applicable and the relevant land transfer tax. The municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser.



For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender, visit: or if no internet access available, contact: Wanda Thissen Manager of Revenue, Deputy Treasurer The Corporation of the County of Prince Edward 332 Main Street Picton ON K0K 2T0 613-476-2148 Ext. 1523

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The Picton Gazette

WHATTAM’S COMMUNITY CALENDAR The Community Calendar is donated as a public service to our community by The Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., West, Picton (613-476-2450) SPACE IS AVAILABLE TO all non-profit groups or organizations that serve 'The County' ONLY. Calendar items can be faxed 476-3031, email or placed in drop box at the side door of the Funeral Home by Saturday at noon.

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VITAL LINK Prince Edward County councillors are concerned about the impact closure or delays for the Skyway Bridge reconstruction will have on the local economy. This week, they voted to ask the province to reconsider construction of a new span.(Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

Council looks for Skyway Bridge replacement Motion requests province reconsider building new Hwy 49 crossing CHAD IBBOTSON STAFF WRITER

With the economic impact the chief concern, County councillors approved a motion asking the province to reconsider a full replacement of the Skyway Bridge during last week's committee-of-the-whole meeting. The committee motion asks the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) to reconsider the full bridge replacement option, which would see the current bridge remain in full service until an adjacent bridge is completely commissioned. Last year the MTO conducted a feasibility study to determine the best way to rehabilitate the bridge. Five options were generated by the study, two of which were eliminated from consideration because of cost and complexity. Both full bridge replacement and maintaining two lanes of traffic on the bridge during construction were eliminated. The MTO is in the process of further reviewing the remaining three options, which include a full closure of the bridge, closure of a single lane which would allow only one direction of traffic, and a partial closure that would see a single lane used for bi-directional traffic. However, the majority of councillors agreed a new bridge is the best option. Mayor Robert Quaiff said he learned during a meeting with MTO staff on Oct. 13 that major repairs to the Norris Whitney Bridge are being planned for 2017. He said in light of that news a new bridge for County Rd. 49 is

even more important. Quaiff said other local leaders are of the same opinion. Quaiff said Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte chief R. Donald Maracle was blunt in his support for full replacement. “All of the businesses will be affected on his territory and they'll be seeking financial support from the province and he'll stand for nothing short of a brand new bridge,” Quaiff said. He said he also plans to meet with Belleville Mayor Taso Christopher to discuss the issue, but Christopher has expressed support for a new bridge. Quaiff said it's important to present a united front. “We feel it's very, very important that we work together and come up with a common goal for what our needs are together,” he said. A staff report presented to councillors last week recommended full replacement as the option which would have the least negative impact on county residents and businesses, specifically sectors relying on ground transportation like tourism, and sectors that rely on heavy trucking. The report says full bridge closure or even northbound bridge closure for two years would be “incredibly harmful” to the county economy. The report says based on 2012 traffic counts, and average of 3,540 vehicles cross the bridge in both directions daily. About 650 of those are commuters making two trips daily for five days per week, or a total of 1,300 trips. The report says if even a third of the remaining vehicles were tourism related, the closure could cost the county

economy an estimated $25 million annually based on recent data indicating visitors spend an average of $68 per person daily in the county. The report says the remaining truck traffic would have to be rerouted to the Norris Whitney Bridge in Belleville, which could result in additional trucking costs, which would ultimately impact local producers and shippers. Additionally, the report says any of the recommended alternatives would ultimately affect response times for the County's emergency services. Councillor Kevin Gale also supported the full replacement. “The economic pressure this is going to cause is huge,” he said. He said while he understands emergency services would have priority to cross the bridge in any rehabilitation scenario, there could still be delays. “I'll be honest, I'd hate to be one of those people sitting in an ambulance waiting to get to Kingston hospital while I'm waiting for my turn to go over the bridge,” he said. Councillor Treat Hull said he shared the concern about the economic impact, but didn't support the motion. He said traffic delays aren't a sufficient reason to ask the province to double or triple the cost of the Skyway Bridge rehabilitation. “If our ultimate goal is to avoid disaster — in other words a complete bridge closure — I'm not sure it's effective or credible to go and ask for a gold-plated solution,” he said.

Partial burn ban enacted, then lifted this week

With high winds coming into the region Monday evening and staying until Tuesday night, fire chief Scott Manlow decided an exercise of caution was best. The chief enacted a partial burn ban that limited county residents and visi-

tors to burn barrels with screen tops and small campfires. As the wind died down, Manlow lifted the ban the following morning. Residents are reminded a burn permit is still required for all open air burning.

Applications for the $15 permit can be made at the Picton fire station on McDonald Drive, at Shire Hall, or at any County library branch. The burn permits will expire Dec. 31.


WHATTAM’S is proud to present…”Family Movie Day” at the Regent Theatre the last Sunday of each month at 2pm. PICTON UNITED CHURCH COUNTY FOOD BANK: Food items that are needed are peanut butter, canned salmon, canned stew/chili, canned fruit, rice. All donations are gratefully accepted. Please drop off donations at the County Food Bank (12 Chapel St., Picton 476-8516), Fri. mornings 9-11:30. Or at the Picton United Church office (Tues. to Fri. mornings 9-11:45). Contact Leda 476-2109. LOYALIST HUMANE SOCIETY: Always in need of food, litter, cleaning supplies, paper products as well as kitten food canned & dry. ROTARY CASH CALENDAR WINNERS: September 6th Joshua Carney, 13th Pat Hacker, 20th Norah Rogers, 27th Barbara Hopkins ($1000!). COMMUNITY CARE’S THRIFT SHOP: Donations accepted. Drop off your good used items at the front or side door. Clothing, shoes, household items, linens, furniture, sports equipment, toys etc. Call 476-1555 for pick up. Shop Hours Monday 1-4pm. Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm. 153 Main St. Picton. More volunteers always welcome too! 100% of proceeds stay in The County to help seniors live at home. ARTS ON MAIN GALLERY: Announces its “Autumn Splendor Show” to November 7th. A cooperative gallery of 25 local artists, together in one location at 223 Main St Picton, opposite the Regent Theatre. Open daily from 105. NIA FITNESS CLASSES IN PICTON & WELLINGTON: Fun & Energizing! Set to empowering music that feeds your body, mind & spirit. Picton classes are on Saturday’s 10am, October 8, 15 & 22nd. Wellington classes are on Monday’s October 3, 10 & 17th. For info or to register for one or more classes, call Gina (Certified Nia Instructor) 399-2588. YANG STYLE TAI CHI – Tuesdays at 9:30am at the Bloomfield Town Hall. The cost is $5/lesson. If you have any questions please call 476-6557. CHERYY VALLEY YOGA: Every Thursday evening with Carrie Taylor. Drop in class $5. Mats provided or BYO 5:30-6:45pm at Athol Town Hall, 1685 Cty Rd 10, Cherry Valley. Presented by Athol Recreation Committee. YOGA CLASSES: Sophiasburgh Town Hall, every Tuesday, $5/class from 9:30-10:30am. Bring your own mat & towel. Sponsored by the Sohiasburgh Rec Committee. ELKS LODGE PICTON #326: Bingo Tuesdays 6:15pm. RC LEGION BR 78 PICTON: Remembrance Day Wreaths are on sale now. Contact Tom McCaw to order wreaths 476-0080. Candle Vigil Lanterns also on sale contact Dorothy 476-3648. Order early to ensure you honour your veteran. RC LEGION BR 78 PICTON: Darts Wednesday night. The Legion is open daily from 11am – 6pm. AA: Meets every Wednesday 8pm Picton Hospital Boardroom. AL-ANON MEETINGS: (adults) Meets 8pm every Tuesday at Gilead Fellowship Church Picton. For persons affected by someone’s drinking. Info 1-866-951-3711. TOPS #4918: Take off Pounds Sensibly meets every Wednesday at the Anglican Church Hall in Picton. Weigh in 6:00-6:45pm & meeting starts at 6:45pm. Info Sheila 476-2786. OCTOBER 20: BINGO IN THE COUNTY – Hosted by the Wellington District Lions Club. 6:45pm start, doors open 6pm in the Highline Hall, Wellington Community Centre. Join us for this weekly event for some fun, friendship & an entertaining evening. Call Betty Wight at 399-3105 for further info. Proceeds to local organizations. OCTOBER 21: QUINTE DOLPHINS SWIM CLUB HALLOWEEN YOUTH DANCE – Halloween Costume Party 6:30-9pm at the Picton Arena. Grades 4-8! Bring your ghouls & ghosts to the party. Canteen & refreshments available. Info Mike 827-3882. OCTOBER 22: 7th TOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY – Invites you to a public presentation. Topic: Point Anne “History of a Cement Factory Village” with speaker Vern Whalen. 1:30pm at Amelaisburgh Community Hall, 13 Coleman St. Amelaisburgh. Everyone welcome! OCTOBER 22: GRAPE BALLS OF FIRE – Wellington Rotary Wine Celebration starting at 5:30pm. Essroc Arena Highline Hall, 111 Belleville St Wellington. 50’s Attire Encouraged. Wine & Cheese tasting, Dinner by Wheelhouse Catering, Live & Silent Auctions, Entertainment by In the Groove DJ Service. $85/person with a $20 tax receipt issued. Proceeds to support the Storehouse Foodbank & Wellington Community Gardens. Tickets available at Wellington Home Hardware & Picton MacDougall Insurance office or call Lana at 8276655.Ticket information

OCTOBER 22: PICTON KINETTES LOONIE AUCTION – Presents “Dollars for Kin” at the Prince Edward Community Centre, 375 Main St., Picton. Doors open 6:30pm. Auction starts at 7:30pm. All Bids a Loonie! Hors d’oeuvres & cash bar. Admission $10. Info call 4763155 or 476-0203. OCTOBER 25: WEEKLY TUESDAY DROP IN KNIT & CHAT – Milford Br Library 10am-12 noon. OCTOBER 25: WESLEY UNITED CHURCH CHILI SUPPER – Union Road, Mountain View. Adults $10/person. Children under 10 years $5. Serving 4:306:30pm. OCTOBER 25: BEDROCK, BEACHES & BONES – Enjoy a presentation by renowned Queen’s professor & fossil expert Dugald Carmichael at 7pm in the Bloomfield Town Hall. Admission is free & everyone’s welcome. OCTOBER 25: AL-ANON - Meets 8 pm at Gilead Fellowship Church, for persons affected by someone’s drinking. (1-866-951-3711). OCTOBER 26: ALTERNATIVES FOR WOMEN – Drop-in information spot for Alternatives for Women services. Each Wednesday 11am to noon, Wellington Library front side entrance. OCTOBER 26: LOAVES & FISHES LUNCHEON: 12 noon at the Salvation Army. Come join us for good food & fellowship. No charge for this meal. OCTOBER 26: SENIORS LUNCHEON SOCIAL CONSECON – At the Consecon United Church. Chopped beef sirloin dinner with dessert coffee & tea for $10/person. Reserve your place by Tuesday prior at 12 noon by calling 476-7493. This is a special event & only those seniors who have made a reservation can attend. Space is limited. This meal can be delivered to housebound seniors who live in or around Consecon. If you wish to have a takeout meal please advise when you register. OCTOBER 27: WEEKLY THURSDAY THE HUB PLAYGROUP – Drop in 9:30-11am Picton Br Library. OCTOBER 27: BINGO IN THE COUNTY – Hosted by the Wellington District Lions Club. 6:45pm start, doors open 6pm in the Highline Hall, Wellington Community Centre. Join us for this weekly event for some fun, friendship & an entertaining evening. Call Betty Wight at 399-3105 for further info. Proceeds to local organizations. OCTOBER 29: HAUNTING IN THE HAMLET – The Ameliasburgh Recreation Committee presents a fun filled, all day, family focused Harvest & Halloween celebration. Pancake & Sausage breakfast, Art & Craft Sale. Baking, Jack-O-Lantern & Halloween Costume contests in the Masonic Hall. Craft corner, Game time & Costume Parade. Randy the Magic Man & Bob the Bunny Show. Free hot Chocolate & Treat Bags. Free Family Movies. Info Toby 392-4410. OCTOBER 29: ST. ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH WELLINGTON – 2pm. North Lakeshore Chorus presents a choral tribute to the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Beaumont Hamel. Features favourite WW1 songs. Tickets $15. Available at the door on concert day or call Michael at 399-1892. OCTOBER 29: QUINTE IRISH CANADIAN SOCIETY IRISH CEILI – With live music & dancing at the Grove Cottage B&B in Bloomfield, 13922 Loyalist Parkway from 2:30-5:30pm. Adults $15, Students $10, Youths (16 & under) free. Everyone welcome.The dances will be a mix of Irish set & ceili dances with the occasional mixer & waltz. Live music by Saskia Tomkins (fiddle) & Steafan Hannigan (guitar/bodhran). Please bring a snack to share. Info 771-1770 or OCTOBER 29: BLOOMFIELD UNITED CHURCH ANNUAL FALL SMAORGASBORD & SILENT AUCTION – 4:30-7pm, 272 Main St. Bloomfield. Adults $15/person. Children $7. Everyone welcome! Info 3933172. OCTOBER 29: ARCTIC WILDLIFE OF ICELAND & CANADA – Waring House Picton. The Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory invites you to their annual fundraiser & buffet dinner. The evening features a presentation titled, “Arctic Wildlife of Iceland & Canada” by distinguished ornithologist & photographer Jean Iron. Rita di Ghent & Sam ”the shark” Sharkawy will provide music. A quality silent auction is featured. Visit for more info. OCTOBER 29: WELLINGTON LEGION BR 160 – Elvis Presley & Roy Orbison 7pm at the Legion presenting Gary Wesley & Ian Roy, tickets are $20. Info please call 399-1684. OCTOBER 29: ATHOL HALLOWEEN DANCE – It’s back! Dress up & “Rock in the Valley” to “Little Bluff” live music. Free admission, cash bar, chili supper. Prizes for costumes. 8pm to midnight at Athol Town Hall, 1685 Cty Rd 10, Cherry Valley. Presented by Athol Recreation Committee OCTOBER 31: SNUGGLES STITCH A THON – Picton Library downstairs 1-3:30pm. Last Monday of every month. Knitting or crocheting 6”x6” squares to be made into blankets for children in South Africa. Light refreshments. Yarn donations needed, just not 100% wool yarn or baby yarn. Donations are much appreciated. Thank you! NOVEMBER 2: BETHESDA WOMENS CIRCLES CHRISTMAS TEA & BAZAAR – At Bethesda Hall 1483 Fish Lake Road, 1-3pm. Admission $5. Everyone welcome. Draw on groceries & quilt. Door prize. Bake & Craft Table.

10 OCTOBER 20, 2016

The Picton Gazette

Discussion about tender process in light of Main Street produces no changes Councillors say they were caught off guard when news broke about tree replacement costs CHAD IBBOTSON STAFF WRITER

TREE DEBATE During last week’s committee meeting councillor Brad Nieman questioned the expense of 29 trees that will be replaced as a part of the Picton Main Street rehabilitation project. The trees cost $6,525 each.(Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

After a discussion regarding the cost of the replacement of the trees along Picton Main Street, councillors decided against any changes to the tender approval documents that come before council. During last week's committee-of-the-whole meeting, councillor Brad Nieman questioned the cost of the trees following a September announcement the municipality would be replacing all 29 trees along Picton Main Street

at a cost of $6,525 each for a total cost of $189,225. The trees would also be four inches as opposed to the previously planned two-inch trees, adding to the cost. The cost includes tree grates, guards, drains, root deflectors and a warranty. Nieman put forward a motion requesting each tender to include an itemized list with associated costs, which would come forward to council prior to approval. However, the motion lost. News of the trees' replacement came through a state-

ment from Mayor Robert Quaiff, who explained the municipality received an arborist's report indicating the trees within the construction zone were likely to deteriorate within the next few years. The report indicated many of the trees were damaged through their proximity to the construction work combined with the summer's droughtlike conditions. Council awarded the tender for the over $4.4-million reconstruction project to Taggart Construction late last year. Taggart was the lowest bidder

out of five received. The original tender for the construction included 17 two-inch trees at a cost of $5,400 per tree. Nieman said councillors had never seen the per-tree cost as it wasn't included in the documents presented to council at the time of the project's approval. He said he received a comment that the time to ask questions is when the project comes before council, but he said council lacked the information needed to question the cost.

See TREES, page 12

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No record-breaking entries at 20th edition of Pumpkinfest weigh-off Sunshine draws people to Wellington for fall celebration CHAD IBBOTSON STAFF WRITER

There was an element present at the 20th anniversary of the Prince Edward County Pumpkinfest on Saturday that's been missing the last few years. That element was sunshine. Visitors to Wellington were treated with bright and sunny conditions for the fall festival. As a result the village was bustling with both car and foot traffic Saturday morning. Pumpkinfest committee chair Bob Greer said the event began with his late father, Bill, and stemmed from his interest in growing giant pumpkins back in 1997. Speaking to the crowd at the event's opening ceremony, Greer said it doesn't seem like it has been 20 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really can't believe the people that have come out,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought over time maybe this event would fade away a little bit.â&#x20AC;? Greer said there's a real cross-section of the population who make it out every year, who spend their time and money to take part in the festivities and who give their time to help put it on. He said he's not sure why the event has such general appeal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I don't really understand it, but I see the people coming out and having fun and we'll keep doing it as long as the people enjoy it,â&#x20AC;? he said. Greer thanked all the sponsors, volunteers and service clubs who contributed to the event and everyone for coming each year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dad would be real proud of what's going on,â&#x20AC;? he said. Weigh-off organizer John Vincent said through his 12 or 13 years of involvement in the event, he's seen all kinds of weather. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We've had hurricane weather, we've had freezing rain, we've had ice pellets and we've had beautiful sunny days,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is by far the nicest day I think we've ever had and what a fitting day to have for the 20th anniversary.â&#x20AC;? While there weren't any record-setting pumpkins, Vincent said he couldn't have asked for a better event. Eganville resident Ryan Hoelke's giant pumpkin tipped the scales at 1,800.5 pounds, taking the top spot in the weigh-off. That's 18 pounds short of the site record set in 2011 by Ormstown, Quebec residents Jim and Kelsey Bryson. At the time the weight was a world record. The current record of 2,623.5 pounds was recently set in Germany. Vincent said Hoelke's pumpkin fell just short of the Ontario record of 1,803 pounds, which itself was set by Hoelke the previous weekend at the Woodbridge

FIRST ON THE SCALES Volunteers load the first giant pump-

kin onto the scales on Saturday. The entry, from Tan Ho of Picton, weighed 675.5 pounds. There were a total of 14 entries in the giant pumpkin category this year. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

Pumpkinfest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That's actually two years in a row that that's happened where the fella that weighed at our weigh off had a pumpkin almost the same weight as one he had the previous weekend,â&#x20AC;? Vincent laughed. While the quality of entries this year was good, Vincent said the quantity was down over previous years. Vincent said the summer drought was likely the cause. He said there were only about 16 entries in the giant pumpkin and squash categories where normally there would be 25â&#x20AC;&#x201C;30. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know myself and other growers I talked to, we had difficulty getting enough

water at the right time just because of the availability of water,â&#x20AC;? Vincent said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This pumpkin came out of the Eganville area and they had rain up there that we didn't get, so I'm going to say it had a significant impact locally.â&#x20AC;? Even so, Vincent said the event has received some great reviews from growers. He said a couple of growers who had recently attended Port Elgin's Pumpkinfest had a lot of positive things to say about the Prince Edward County event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do the best job we can with a limited budget and I think everything went off really, really well,â&#x20AC;? he said. Marilyn Roy was visiting

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SET TO BE WEIGHED A row of giant gourds stands in the foreground as growers get set to watch

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at 1,111.5 gridge whose 902-pound Pumpkinfest with her three- Ennismore year-old granddaughter pounds. The top county pumpkin took seventh Brynn Howard. She said entrant was Shannon Lan- place. Pumpkinfest was a great activity for young ones in advance of Halloween. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love coming into the county, it's beautiful,â&#x20AC;? the Belleville resident said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My husband used to be principal at C.M.L. Snider, so it's always fun to come back and enjoy.â&#x20AC;? The top three weights in the giant pumpkin weighoff were: Hoelke's at 1,800.5 pounds, Brant and Brandon Timm of Pembroke at 1,499 pounds, and Norm Kyle of

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Hull argues in bigger picture, project is being managed well at a low cost TREES, from page 10

“It's hard to ask questions if you don't have all the information,” he said. “This is an example — we didn't have information on the price of the trees.” Several councillors said they were caught off guard

by the cost of the trees and received several complaints from angry residents regarding the price. Councillor Roy Pennell said council should have been consulted on the expense. “We budgeted approximately $92,000 in that tender

and we ended up spending $190,000, we're talking a $98,000 difference,” he said. “… We have got a problem, that should have come back to council.” Councillor Kevin Gale said he's received some vehement criticism of the expense from residents.

However, he said he understood there was a contract in place for the work. “I guess my comment is, shame on Taggart and shame on the other contractors who have come forward,” he said. “If there's that big a difference between twenty-something trees, the

fixed cost of the tree and grate and root system is what it is, but above and beyond that is mark up and everything else that goes along with that.” Councillor Treat Hull suggested the discussion should be on the bigger picture. While some argued


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there is a problem, Hull said the project is in good shape. “We have a big, big project, I mean we're looking at the trees instead of the forest,” he said. He said the project is very well managed and is the lowest possible price. County chief administrative officer James Hepburn outlined the tree costs in each of the five tenders received. He said the next lowest bid was $4.5 million with a tree cost of $4,500 each. The next was $5.2 million with a tree cost of $7,400. The next total was $5.4 million with a tree cost of $2,200. The last was $6.3 million with a tree cost of $8,000. “The average is right about what we paid, so the line item didn't seem unreasonable to me,” Hepburn said. Hepburn said after receiving the arborist's report, which indicated none of the trees were likely to survive, the decision was made to replace them all. “The odds of them surviving more than two years was very low,” he said. “To go in and dig up our sidewalks to remove these trees and put new ones in would probably be a lot more money than the $6,500 that we're paying.” He said at the same time there was discussion about the size of the trees. “The contract called for two-inch trees and we agreed, based on primarily public opinion, that they were too small, so we increased the size of the trees to four inches,” he said. Engineering, development and works commissioner Robert McAuley said there are always some items within tenders that aren't what would generally be expected. He said while sometimes the unit price for a particular item can be high, the tenders are generally viewed in the context of the overall project cost. “That's the fact of tendering,” he said. McAuley said very few tenders such as this one allow for the municipality to “à la carte” individual line items. He said attempting to do so can lead to a legal challenge on the tender. “There's a fine balance between how much, post tender, you can manipulate the items within a tender without exposing yourself to legal attack,” he said.

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Haunting in the Hamlet returns to Consecon Oct. 29 Consecon is the place for spooky, family friendly fun leading up to Halloween. The annual Haunting in the Hamlet returns Oct. 29 with a full day of festivities with plenty of variety for all different tastes. The day starts with a hot pancake and sausage breakfast at the Consecon Legion beginning at 8 a.m. The cost is $8 for ages six and up and $4 for those five and under. Next, visitors can peruse the items available at the arts and crafts sale at the Consecon United Church hall or enjoy a trick or treat at the Merchant’s Mill with Music on the Ledge singsong. From 10:30 a.m. through to 1:30 p.m. all are welcome

to try their luck in several Halloween-themed competitions at the Masonic Hall. There will be an all-ages bake-off, jack-o-lantern carving competition, and costume contest. Judging for all three contests will begin at 1 p.m. with the can’t-miss costume parade followed by the awards presentation ceremonies. While those events are taking place, just a short walk away at the Legion hall, there will be a craft corner and children’s games. During the afternoon, the Masonic Hall will host a magic show featuring Randy The Magic Man and Bob The Bunny from 2-2:45. After that, the first and second Harry Potter movies

Zombie Walk back for fifth year

The undead will walk through the streets of Picton next Monday night — or at least, that’s what Zombie Walk organizers are hoping. Picton’s fifth incarnation of the walk will start the Picton Town Hall at 7 p.m. Those interested can meet at the Town Hall at six to work on their make-up and costumes for the main event.

Organizer Erin Johnston, who takes the lead this year following Christine Renaud who, umm, revived the zombies in 2012, reminds members of the public the event is free to participate in. “This is a no-money needed event — just good times, gore and blood,” she said. -Staff


will be shown at the Legion. From 3-5 p.m. there will be wicked wizard games at the Masonic Hall. The Cascades Pub and Grill will also be getting into the action with free hot chocolate and treat bags for children. A youth dance at a location to be determined is also

being planned between 6-9 p.m. The day is presented by volunteers with support from the Ameliasburgh Recreation Committee. For more information, please visit or search Haunting in the Hamlet on Facebook. -Staff


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View sunrise and sunset everyday from this solid two bedroom, one bathroom four-season cottage. The panoramic waterfront escarpment views can be enjoyed both indoors and outdoors all months of the year. And, if you choose to build stairs to the 150 ft of your privately owned waterfront, you will feel like you`ve stepped into another world. Perfect for anyone looking for a yearround cottage or cottage-style home in Prince Edward County and want to be close to the water without the high price tag. Close to area wineries and central routes to all amenities. $325,000 MLS 550380055

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A great place to raise family with deeded water access and boat launch on Hay Bay. Only 20 minutes to Napanee, this home features a lovely yard with shed and garden boxes for that person with a green thumb. Many updates including steel roof, propane furnace, kitchen and bathrooms, back deck, and recently paved drive with hydraulic concrete topper. Laundry on Main Level. Large kitchen with plenty of storage and eating area. Formal dining room can also be a family room. Lower level has recreation with wood stove, storage area, family room and bedroom. $259,900 MLS 451020465

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Spectacular 1.36 acre building lot on Prince Edward Bay facing Waupoos Island. Enjoy 164 feet of pristine shoreline with southern orientation and amazing views. Prime area for fishing and recreational water activities. The property is a short walk to The Waupoos Winery, The County Cider Company, orchards and farm markets. Properties like this one are hard to find. Build your dream home in one of the most sought after areas in Prince Edward County. $549,000 MLS 550860343

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This 3 bedroom/2bath home is known as the weekly rental “King House” in downtown Picton. It is rated on Airbnb as 4.8 out of 5, 9.8 out of 10 and Trip advisor 4.5 out of 5. The house has had many new upgrades in the last year a new steel roof in 2015, new windows throughout in Oct. 2016, new AC in 2016, new furnace in 2014, upgrades to both bathrooms, new side deck and raised driveway in 2015, this home has been very well maintained. This is currently a weekly rental and showings need to be booked according to vacancy and check in and out times. $249,900. MLS 550620037

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NEAR CONSECON LAKE - Picturesque setting with fields all around, this lovely home was built by the current owners & has been well-maintained & updated. Features 3 bedrooms, newer bathroom, eat-in kitchen overlooking the living room & a sunken family room with a cozy propane stove. $235,000 MLS 550110287 

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This home sits on 1.5 acre lot with cute front porch to admire the wonderful gardens and stone walkway. Close to golf course, driving range, hospital, restaurants and more. Deceptively-large home, meticulously maintained! Custom Built 8 year old home in great location outside of Picton and minutes to the 401. Sunny kitchen with plenty of cabinets and spacious living room with beautiful gas fireplace and walkout to potential deck. Light filled main level also offers a laundry/mud room, open dining area, den/bedroom and 3 piece bathroom all with wheelchair accessibility. There are two more bedrooms upstairs plus a 5 piece bathroom with soaker tub, shower and double sinks! This property backs onto The Millennium Trail, great place to walk, cycle & enjoy the outdoors! $274,900. MLS 550450143

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This almost new beautifully built custom home is located in one of Picton's best neighbourhoods. The two storey design features open concept living room, custom kitchen and dining room. A master bedroom plus ensuite, 2 pc bath and laundry complete the main floor. The upper floor boasts two spacious bedrooms with a Jack & Jill bathroom. The partially finished basement with 3 pc bath is yours to complete with your own touches. A newly paved driveway leads you to the one and a half car garage with plenty of storage. A fabulous place to call home! $374,900 MLS 550740444

Custom built home to be built by Hickory Homes Ltd. on a large corner lot with municipal water and gas just outside of Bloomfield. This 1275 sqft bungalow is perfect for a young family in Pinecrest Public School district, or retirees with its open concept, main floor living layout. To be built with three bedrooms and two baths ( one a master ensuite ), custom kitchen and combined living/dining room area, this home can be finished to your decorative specifications. Current design allows for hardwood flooring in the main living areas, carpet in the bedrooms, tile in the bathrooms and foyer, attached two car garage and a full unfinished basement. Build your dream home today with a quality County builder with Tarion Warranty. Please see Builder`s spec sheets for more detailed information. $365,000 MLS 550490346

$399,000 hOBBY FARM Loads of room for the entire family to spread out in this 5 bedroom bungalow with the most magnificent view of the countryside. Your horses will be pampered in their insulated barn, riding ring and electric fenced paddock. Call for your viewing today. MLS 550540209

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This completely updated 3 bed storey and a half sits on a 88 X 166 lot with a triple capacity drive through garage and paved drive with lots of parking. Features newer windows, roof, electrical, flooring, kitchen & bath. Landscaped for great curb appeal. Virtual tour online. $189,000 MLS 550380143


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This well built all brick bungalow is just minutes to Sandbanks with beautiful country views and the peaceful sounds of a mature forest right behind your 1 acre lot. 3+1 Bed, 3 bath and a large 2 car attached garage. Enjoy the flexibility of heating with the wood/oil combo or just relax by the fireplace in the finished rec room! Virtual tour online. $299,000 MLS 550540245

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This 864 sq.ft. cabin/hunting camp fronts year round on Highway 41 & backs onto thousands of acres of Crown land. A creek runs through the property. The cabin is fully insulated and features kitchen/living room area, 3 bedrooms & a large deck. Property makes an ideal recreational retreat. $69,900 MLS 574790001

Cozy, low maintenance and low cost! 2 bedroom bungalow converted to one large bedroom with spacious and bright living room and kitchen. Pellet stove heats for roughly $5/day in the coldest months. Set back from the road with parking for 20+. The 1200 sq.ft. insulated and heated shop features a 14` door, 7 tonne hoist and a loft for storage. Virtual tour online. $239,000 MLS 550600166


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145 acres of land on both sides of Kelly Road, 8 year old ICF constructed open concept 3 bed, 1 bath home, detached garage/workshop and large barn in good condition. $715,000 MLS 550770148 / 550770148D

PICTON – Situated in a mature neighbourhood of century homes offering a very private, fully-fenced back yard. Features 3+ bedrooms, 4 & 2 pce. baths, formal living & dining rooms, kitchen with island & family room with walk-out to deck & back yard. $410,000 MLS 550610055

GLENORA ROAD – Fabulous location not far from Picton, this home is situated on a  spacious lot with woods at rear. Built for the current owner, this all-brick bungalow has been lovingly maintained & features over 3,500 sq. ft. on two levels.  Call us for more details. $299,000 MLS 550740150

Raised ranch style home on 25 acres. 3 + 1 bedroom bungalow has approximately 2000 sq.ft. of living space on each level. $369,000 MLS 550450105

PICTON – Move-in ready condo-town house. Recently reno’d with upscale finishes, 3 bedrooms, 4-pce bath, eat-in kitchen, living with walk-out to patio & partially-finished basement. Located within walking distance to downtown. $119,900 MLS 558010016

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EAST LAKE – Upscale cottage in 80 acre waterfront resort with endless recreational amenities. Two year old, fully-equipped cottage with sunroom & deck, 2 bedrooms, plus loft, 4-pce bath, open concept kitchen/dining/living. $249,900 MLS 558100061

Lovely Cape Cod completely private on 75 acres. $608,000 MLS 550850239

50 HILL TOP ROAD - Exceptionally private beautiful log home with 10 foot ceilings, large rooms from the kitchen to the bedrooms all with large windows. The home faces south looking over your very private 550 ft. beach on Lake Ontario. The large balcony allows for great views, entertaining and family time. The 65 acre parcel gives you the space that we all dream of, create your own equestrian stable(s) or roam the property & view local wildlife, deer, wild turkey etc. all on your own property. $1,000,000. MLS 550790214

Stylish residence nestled on a 1.7 acre waterfront lot in a desirable tranquil cul-de-sac location overlooking Picton Bay. Impressive large master with ensuite, a welcoming chefs kitchen, a large dining room, 2 guest bedrooms, a large living room, a studio and a laundry room and a den/office all on one floor. $795,000 MLS 550710034

Wonderful building lot on a quiet country road approx. 8 minutes from Picton. A great place to build your country retreat and close to amenities, beaches, wineries, etc. $39,000 MLS 550830139

3600 sq.ft. commercial space in downtown Picton. Ideal for retail of all kinds. $15 MLS QR165482


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CARRYING PLACE – Immaculate family home situated on a large, fullyfenced, treed lot. Features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, eat-in kitchen, hardwood floors, finished lower level with walk-out to back yard and attached double garage with access to the house for those snowy days ahead! $359,900 MLS# 511720708

MORGAN ROAD – North of Bloomfield, situated on a large country lot overlooking farmers’ fields. Low maintenance, upscale finishes,, newer bathroom & kitchen, propane furnace & central air. Full basement – ready to be finished. 1.5 car garage. $184,900 MLS# 550350181

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A MUST SEE! Modern open concept bungalow. Outskirts of Picton on a nicely treed country lot. 2 beds on main floor with a 3rd on lower level. Huge living space upstairs and down. Expansive outdoor deck with your very own hot tub. $449,000 MLS 550560227

31 ACRE HOBBY FARM / RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY to be severed. 362' frontage x 3769' depth. Several large tree stands of mixed woods. 12 mins to Picton, 20 mins to 401. Fall possession. $139,000 MLS 550450130



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VAGABOND COVE COTTAGES, SMITH BAY Main house & six cottages operating as Vagabond Cove Cottage Resort. Many recent updates to cottages and main house. 400+ ft. of pristine shoreline on Smith`s Bay. $889,000 MLS 550880327

STARTER HOME in the heart of Picton. New metal roof and maintenance free exterior requires some cosmetics but very clean. New gas furnace 2012. 5 beds with 1 on main floor. Ideal summer rental. Quick possession! $209,000 MLS 550630090




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NEWER COLORADO BUNGALOW 10.3 acres, 5 mins to Picton. 9` ceilings with vaulted in livrm. Open concept. Double car garage. Two large bedrms with ensuite on the main level. 10 x 10 deck off the dining area. Central air. $344,000 MLS 550880433

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RARE WATERFRONT 2 storey home with 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. 187` waterfront with spectacular sunsets. Well groomed and landscaped property. Classic 1800`s workshop. Incredible views from all rooms. 1/3 ownership in an additional 65` shoreline adjacent to property. A great property. $374,000 MLS 550910139

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FILLED WITH LIGHT First Floor: 893 sq. ft. Second Floor: 342 sq. ft. Total: 1,235 sq. ft.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016 ✦ RE/19

The Picton Gazette

VACANT LAND Build your dream home on this 2.86 acre Last chance to be a part of “Prince Edward lot on Smokes Point Road - minutes to the Landing”, an enclave of luxury homes on 401, County wineries and events, and the Picton Bay! 1.5 acre waterfront lot features conveniences of Trenton. Enjoy the wa- an elevated building site and a gentle slope terviews and sunsets over Weller`s Bay. to the appealing shoreline. Wonderful views Recently tested dug well with excellent of the Yacht Club, the bay, and the sailboats flow rate - and don`t forget the public boat drifting by. Municipal water, sewers and natlaunch down the road, too! $99,000 MLS ural gas. Build here and be part of this vibrant town! $289,000 MLS 550720230 550170165 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Fabulous building lot in a great boating community. Steps to the residents` public beach, dock, boat-launch and park with playground for kids. Close to the marina at Prinyer`s Cove. Wineries, The Cider Company and micro-brewery restaurant & bistros just around the corner in both Waupoos and Lake-on-the-Mountain. Build your dream home or retreat in this great neighbourhood. $28,000 MLS 550960110 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski*

This is a level lot in the heart of the Village of Milford. With commercial zoning and residential uses available, this lot offers many opportunities. This lot is walking distance to the Millpond, Mt. Tabor Playhouse, dining, and only a few minutes to a garden centre and auto repair shop. This property is priced to sell! $32,000 MLS 550890107 Jim Wait*, Mark Davis*

Beautifully treed 2.98 acre private building lot. Steps to Lakeon-the-Mountain. Minutes to Picton and Glenora Ferry. Peaceful and quiet Mountain Road. $95,000 MLS 550740176 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski*

Elevated building lot close to Lake on the Mountain with water views. At the corner of Malloy Lane and County Road 7 - plus deeded water access to launch your boat or swim in Adolphus Reach. Hydro at the road. Entrance in place off County Road 7. $130,000 MLS 550860135 Shannon Warr-Hunter**, Ken Arseneault*

Private Country Building Lot near Milford with 38 acres of Land - Zoned RU1 this opportunity offers great opportunity! Notable feature include a seasonal creek and blasted well installed on the property. Topography of the land comprises of mature and softwood bush. A hidden gem to be discovered in South Marysburgh! $129,000 MLS 550820227 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*

107 acres of vacant land suitable for home site with lots of priBeautiful property with escarpment topography offering privacy vacy includes meadows and woods. A real getaway property. and views over Picton Bay on 10 acres of Land Zoned RU-1. The west lot, no survey. $174,000 MLS 550830148 Jim Wait*, Mark Davis* $134,500 MLS 550740166 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*

BOATERS PARADISE! Unsurpassed Setting with over 2.5 Private Acres, and sprawling over 300 feet of Waterfront in the region, this is a rare opportunity in Prince Edward County! You’ll feel right at ease with nature and enjoy relaxing evenings watching the sunsets. The opportunity offers great potential to the next steward of the land - Explore the possibilities! $284,900 MLS 550960445 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*

Great location, minutes to Picton with over 100 acres. The home has updated electrical and windows. Detached 6 car garage. Bathroom up and down, original staircase, newer kitchen and metal roof. Lots of space to play! $324,800 MLS 550850143 Gail Forcht**& Carey Lewandoski*



Charming and spacious Wellington on the Lake 2 bedroom bungalow features a gracious foyer, bright living room and dining room, open concept kitchen overlooking the family room – with a walk-out to your own private deck. Master bedroom with ensuite bath boasts a large walk-in closet. The generous second bedroom has an adjacent hall/guest bathroom. Situated on a quiet street and backing on to softwood bush. Don’t forget the numerous amenities: outdoor pool, indoor and outdoor shuffleboard, exercise facility, woodworking shop, tennis court – and much more! $199,000 MLS QR166857 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

This is an excellent waterfront lot on the south shore of East lake. Boasting an amazing view of the water, this level building lot shares a driveway with the adjacent lot. You can walk to Sandbanks Provincial Park and you are less than 15 minutes to Picton and all amenities. $325,000 MLS 550760423D Jim Wait*, Mark Davis*

PICTURE PERFECT IN PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY! This Immaculate home perched above Adolphus Reach has been rejuvenated with modern flare and care for the quality of the original architecture. Vibrant gardens, wrap around porch and fresh curb appeal are just the beginning. You’ll love the atmosphere as you explore the characters and hidden treasures of the home including a Den, Workshop/Studio, Sunroom and don’t forget the “Little House” too! This re-awaked century home is beyond compare. $525,000 MLS 550860199 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*

Ken Arseneault Sales Representative

Betty Burns

Office Manager Sales Representative

Mark Davis

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Nestled in the core of Prince Edward County and within walking distance to all of Picton`s amenities, this exceptional condo unit has all the finishes and features you would ever need with 1,675 square feet of living space. Don’t miss out! $455,000 MLS 558090003 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*

Contemporary bungalow completely renovated inside and out. Mid-Century Modern Aesthetic. Two large bedrooms. Two full baths. Main-floor laundry. Gourmet kitchen. Lovely private back deck. 9' ceilings in bright walk-out lower level. Central Air. Don't miss this one! $469,000 MLS 550250086 Shannon Warr-Hunter**, Ken Arseneault*

Amazing space! You won`t believe the amount of accommodation in this sprawling family home with spectacular views of Picton Bay! 3-bedroom 2-storey home with `Dwell Magazine` design elements - plus a large 2/3 bedroom one-level in-law suite. Generous spaces, great natural light, low-maintenance grounds - all just a stroll away from Main Street. Expansive second level sunroom offers wide vistas of the Bay! $575,000 MLS 550710013 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

3 BR waterfront farmhouse, 2 double garages, 7 acres parcel on the shores of Pleasant Bay. A rare opportunity to own something truly special in the County! $599,000 MLS 550230361 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski*

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Laurie Gruer

Sales Representative

Carey Lewandoski Sales Representative

Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage

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Rob Plomer

Sales Representative

Chris Kapches

LLB, President & CEO, Broker of Record

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Two-bedroom cottage on East Lake. 40 ft of waterfront featuring sandy/fine gravel beach and dock. Cottage is insulated. Water supply comes from the lake. Holding tank in place. $269,000 MLS 550760340 Jim Wait*, Mark Davis*

This is a one-of-a-kind waterfront home nestled on the shores of Adolphus Reach. The house captivates spectacular views from all angles looking over the shores of Prince Edward County. Enjoy the quaint and quiet community that surrounds this home, and just across the bay, all that has to be offered in wine country, the renowned Sandbanks Park and great cuisine, within a short ferry-ride away. The moment you step into this house you feel like being on a ship with the lapping of the waves, the closeness of the water`s edge, and the many decks, patios and balcony that allow for great outdoor living-space. This is a great opportunity to own a waterfront home/cottage in one of the most renowned fishing areas of Ontario. $499,000 MLS 451020207 Lori Slik*

Pettit House, Circa 1840. 2 acre lot 2/natural shore on West Lake. Brick 3 BR home w/large principal rooms, wood fireplace, pine floors and original built-ins. Attached original drive shed and separate garage w/loft. $599,000 MLS 550510439 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski*

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Kate Vader

Sales Representative

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The Picton Gazette

An incredible opportunity to own four unique properties situated on one parcel of land overlooking Picton Bay. This could well serve as a fabulous investment for rental property or simply to own some of the County`s best waterfront. The 155 feet of shoreline allows for boating, fishing and swimming with access to the dock and boat-house. The main house includes an in-law suite, each offering two bedrooms. Two other residences adorn the property - one with two bedrooms, the other with one. An additional garage/Bunkie completes this offering. These are four-season homes with year-round rental potential. An absolute rare find! $799,000 550720071 Jim Wait*, Mark Davis*

Opportunity abounds on this 50 acre property! This extensively renovated Executive home features 3600 sq ft of elegant living space. The main floor boasts a chefs kitchen, formal dining room and large living room. A bar area and games room give way to a relaxing outdoor patio area. The master bedroom plus ensuite and 2 pc. bath complete the main floor. The spacious upstairs hallway offers a quiet sitting area and leads to 3 fabulous bedrooms, a private ensuite and master bathroom with a 2 person soaker tub. A luxurious 1000 sq ft guest suite is located above three car carriage house. Geothermal heating throughout all living areas. $799,000 MLS 550090207 Jim Wait*, Mark Davis*

Outstanding live/work opportunity in Prince Edward County! Bustling marina with 31 slips, 8 moorings, clubhouse with 3 bathrooms, store and lounge area. 175` of shoreline in sheltered cove. 6-year old house has operated as a B&B. 4 bedroom suites, wonderful entertaining areas, state-of-the-art mechanicals. Also perfect as a great family retreat! $950,000 MLS QR163298 & QR163300 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

History lives here! Much-admired 1812 farmhouse on 11.4 acres featured in “The Settler’s Dream”. Full of original details including pine plank floors, a distinctive staircase, slip rooms and original trim. Endless features include cedar shake roof, in-ground pool, 5-stall horse barn and several paddocks, plus a heated and insulated garage perfect for a studio! Separately-deeded building lot, too! Create your own family compound just minutes from the 401! $659,000 MLS 550420375 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Calm waterfront on South Bay with sandy shores and boasting an impressive Geothermal Cape Cod style custom built 3 bedroom home. $749,000 MLS 550900090 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski*

Spectacular custom built Executive home located on a private 2.3 acre waterfront lot with 125 feet of Napanee River shoreline. This stone sided home offer 3 bedrooms with ensuites and a complete 3 bedroom Garden Suite in the lower level.There are too many features of this home to list. A definite must see property! Call Peter Lynch* 613-242-5653 $839,900 MLS 451000086

This is the country estate you’re looking for. Custom 'two homes in one!' on 36.5 Acres featuring bright open concept living, recessed lighting, tray ceilings, cathedral great room, propane fireplace with elegant maple floors throughout. Spectacular kitchen with maple custom cabinetry, fabulous island and quartz counters. Spa-like Master suite. Double garage with epoxy sealed flooring & bonus lower level workshop. The 2-bed in-law suite has a gorgeous kitchen, in-floor heat and in-suite laundry. The walkout lower level with wood burning fireplace is a great to create a rec/media room, or bar. This property would be perfect for horses or a hobby farm. Only 15 minutes to Belleville. $898,000 MLS 403130255 Shannon Warr-Hunter**, Ken Arseneault*

Nestled among mature, stately maple trees, privacy abounds in this Prince Edward County property. Custom built home set on 5 1/2 acres with 360ft of waterfront. A 60 ft. dock and deep water will accommodate large boats, perfect for a boat ride to Picton. A retreat only 90 minutes to Toronto limit. Great rental potential. $899,000 MLS 550430098 Jim Wait*, Mark Davis*

A spectacular private estate property right on Lake Ontario! Three levels of fullyrenovated living space, large outdoor terraces and patios, beautiful spaces and finishes all situated in a grove of mature trees and on sprawling lawns. Lower level could be completely separate living quarters. Perfect for a multi-generational situation! $979,000 MLS 550960410 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

A stunning custom-built home on 24+ private acres on the shore of Lake Ontario! This executive residence enjoys 200’ of pebble/sandy beach and takes advantage of its private setting. Open concept living spaces, chef’s kitchen, main floor master suite plus 3 additional second-level bedroom suites, and a separate family room/office area with its own staircase. Screened-in porch, hardwood floors, main level radiant in-floor heating, and several walk-outs to outdoor entertaining areas. Your ideal waterfront retreat in the County! $1,100,000 MLS 550800085 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

STONE RIDGE ESTATE combines elegance, luxury, top-level amenities, and a welcoming environment for private and agri-tourism aspirations. Every inch has been thoughtfully designed and meticulously cared for, built with quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. The caliber extends to an eye-catching secondary building, adaptable to diverse lifestyle needs and ventures - what a memorable destination point this would be at the core of Prince Edward County's Wine country! $1,149,000 MLS 550580074 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*

Stunning Equestrian Estate Property on 173 acres with 15 acres of paddocks with 3&4 strand braided electric fencing, multiple run-in sheds, barn and 85 X 180 outdoor sand arena. 2400 sq.ft. modern stable with hydro, 6 removable stalls, tack room and wash bay. Stable is a federally approved quarantine facility. $1,350,000 MLS 403370060 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski*

Ken Arseneault Sales Representative

Betty Burns

Office Manager Sales Representative

Mark Davis

Sales Representative

THE REDNER HOUSE c.1840 - Rejuvenated with modern flare and care for the quality of the original architecture! Re-landscaped yard and fresh curb appeal are just the beginning. This reawakened "Settler's Dream" is beyond compare and one of the finest offerings in Prince Edward County! $1,395,000 MLS 550130266 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*

Gail Forcht Broker

Sales Representative

Carey Lewandoski Sales Representative

Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage

Peter Lynch

Sales Representative

Over 30000 square feet of office and retail space in the historical Armoury on Main Street Picton. The core commercial zoning allows for a myriad of uses including hotel rooms. Parking for 50+ cars. $1,290,000 MLS 550680028 Jim Wait*, Mark Davis*

Much-admired Waupoos farm on 79 acres right on Lake Ontario! Beautifully-renovated 1867 red brick farmhouse, handsome barn plus a charming cottage on the shoreline. Recent septic and dug well. Main house features cathedral ceilings, extensive decks and large screened porch. Main floor library and laundry. Incomparable family retreat! $1,595,000 MLS 550860404 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Elegant and welcoming, the Merrill Inn has on several occasions been named one of the top 25 small hotels in Canada - and no wonder! Impeccably-updated and meticulously-maintained, its thirteen rooms offer private ensuite baths, and its fiftyseat restaurant and patio is one of the County`s busiest. Classic 1878 Victorian on 1.07 acres with parking for 24 cars. Substantial upgrades and renovations since 2002. Beautiful reception areas and exquisite detail throughout. Situated among other impressive historical buildings on Picton`s Main Street. Impressive financials available with signed confidentiality agreement. Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! $2,600,000 MLS QR21500909 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*


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Sales Representative

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LLB, President & CEO, Broker of Record

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Sam Simone

Sales Representative

Richard Stewart

LLB, LLM, Vice-President, Legal Counsel, Sales Representative

Lori Slik

Sales Representative

Kate Vader

Sales Representative

Jim Wait

Sales Representative


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Pirates vault into third place with pair of victories Picton wins OT game over Gananoque before handing Napanee its first loss CHAD IBBOTSON STAFF WRITER

The Picton Pirates picked up four big points this week, leapfrogging into third place in the Tod Division in the process. The club took a 3–2 overtime win over Gananoque last Thursday before coming away with a huge 5–2 win over Napanee on Friday night. The wins carried the Pirates past Amherstview and Gananoque and into third place in the division with a 3-4-1 record. Pirates coach Chris Masterson said this week all the good things the team had been doing seemed to coalesce. “It felt like everything just finally came together,” he said. “We had them playing well and just not coming out on the right side of things and this week we did. We played more complete games than we had in some of the others, so that was key.” Thursday's contest was close from start to finish. The teams traded chances through the first period, but it was Picton getting on the board first. At 14:40 Christian Antoski carried the puck down the left wing and fired a perfectly-placed shot that beat goaltender Graeme Gemmill short side off the crossbar and in. The lead didn't last long. At 17:02, Drew Marquette evened the score with a shot that found its way through Picton goaltender Aaron Young. The teams went into the break tied at one and the second period would end with that score intact. Gananoque held a slight 9–7 advantage in shots through the middle frame, but neither netminder surrendered a goal. The Pirates found themselves down a man in the

PICKING UP POINTS Pirate Jacob Murphy rims the puck around the boards with Gananoque’s Nathan Domen in pursuit.The Pirates took the 3–2 victory in overtime last Thursday before picking up a 5–2 win over Napanee on Friday. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

early going of the third and it proved to be costly. At 6:10 Brody Cross scored a powerplay goal to make it 2–1. With just eight minutes left in the frame, the Pirates pushed back and Dawson Ellis scored to even things up. Devin Morrison and Keegan Wayte assisted on the play .Neither team was able to take the lead in the final minutes of the third and the game went to overtime. “We've been pretty good

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all year at shutting the other team down and we continued that in Gananoque and just needed to score key goals at key times,” Masterson said. Ellis proved to be the hero, scoring three minutes into the extra frame on a play from Kurtis Wood and Morrison. Masterson said Ellis has been a key performer for the club this season. “He's been outstanding

for us, we knew we were getting a quality player and he's led the way for us in a lot of ways as a young player,” said Masterson. “He's got great speed, plays smart and is just an effective player.” Young made 25 saves in the win. The Napanee Raiders entered Friday's contest undefeated through seven games, but the Pirates showed no deference for

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their rivals. Masterson said he hopes it's a game that solidifies the team's confidence in their ability to compete with any team in the league. “Hopefully it's a statement to the rest of the league that this is a different Picton Pirates team than last year,” he said. Midway through the first T.J. Patterson got Picton on the board on a play from Trey Maracle and Mitchell

Burke. Four minutes later Devon King evened the score, but Jacob Murphy made it 2–1 with less than four minutes to go in the opening frame. Will Harrison and Gerald Bilker had the helpers. With Mitchell Thompson serving a double minor for tripping, the Pirates were down by a man to open the second period. Napanee jumped on the chance with Matthew Scott evening the score at two. However, three minutes later the Pirates regained the lead on a Riley Reynolds goal. Patterson and Matthew Panetta had the assists. Two minutes later Harrison made it 4–2 on a play from Morrison and Panetta. After three goals in a five minute span, the teams seemed to hunker down defensively. The Pirates carried the two-goal advantage into the third and wasted no time extending the lead. With Napanee's Austin Boulard being assessed a minor and a game misconduct for head contact, the Pirates started the third with the man advantage. Patterson potted his second goal and third point of the contest on the ensuing power play to carry the Pirates to a 5–2 victory. Ellis and Maracle assisted on the play. While the victories improve the team's place in the division, Masterson said the group isn't focusing on standings. He said the team is simply looking to build as the year progresses. Looking forward to tonight's rematch versus the Raiders, Masterson said the club will have to carry over momentum from the past week. “We know Napanee, after losing two in a row, they're going to come out hungry so we have to be prepared to meet the intensity we know they're going to bring,” he said. The Pirates take on the Raiders tonight before visiting the Campbellford Rebels on Saturday night. Puck drop for both games is at 7:30 p.m.

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Dukes come up just short against division-leading Fury in Whitby Tuesday Wellington looks to find winning form as Orangeville visits JASON PARKS STAFF WRITER

The Wellington Dukes have hit their first rough patch of the 2016-2017 OJHL regular season. The club, who went 9-1 through their first ten games have gone 1-3-1 in their last five contests which includes a 4-3 setback to the East Division-leading Whitby Fury on Tuesday night. Wellington (10-4-1) was tasked with playing catch up through most of the contest and couldn't find a way to pull ahead of the host Whitby club. Dukes skaters took penalties at both ends of the first and second period that carried over into the subsequent frame and seemed to fire the Fury offence. Although it wasn't a power-play marker, Jeff Gauld staked the hosts to a 1-0 lead inside the first three minutes of the second. Wellington responded as Nic Mucci was set up by Braydon Stortz and Tyler Harrison at 8:49 and then the club pulled ahead as Mitchell Mendonca potted a power-play goal at the 13 minute mark. The lead lasted exactly 52 seconds as Ryan Taylor pushed his team back in front with a goal at 13:52. With Whitby on the power play to start the third, Taylor bagged his second of the game just 49 seconds into the final stanza. Mucci would get Wellington on even footing at 4:46 but Brock Welsh put the Fury ahead to stay at 7:46. Wellington would get a glorious chance to square

UPENDED Wellington Duke forward Nic Mucci loses his balance while jockeying for position with Newmarket Hurricane Christian Cella during his club’s 3-1 win over the visitors at Essroc Arena Friday evening. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)

the affair in the late going with a five-minute power play but that opportunity was negated somewhat as Mucci was whistled for a minor penalty. Coach Marty Abrams would lift starter Connor Ryckman with under two minutes to go for a 6-on-4 opportunity but is was to no avail as the Fury skated away with the win. Wellington was outshot for a second straight game. It was not the start anyone from Wellington envisioned on Sunday as the club fell behind 3-0 inside the first 15 minutes of play

and were never able to comeback on the host Pickering Panthers. In his first OJHL start, Cameron Lamour was handed a 10-minute misconduct for leaving his crease prior to the final bars of O Canada being played and it went downhill from there. Abrams was at a loss if the penalty (which was served by a Wellington skater) threw the freshman netminder off his game but it was clearly not what anyone was expecting from the Sudbury native who already has Major Junior experience under his belt.

“It's difficult to say what happened but it's not the start he wanted to kick off his career here in Wellington. All we can do is work with him and see where it goes from here,” Abrams said. Wellington mounted a comeback in the second and got the score to 4-2 after Colin Doyle and Stortz scored. Brody Morris' blast with under two minutes to play in the contest lifted the visitors to within one but it was Pickering captain Tiger McDonald capping off his hat trick with an empty net-

ter with just 45 seconds left in the game. “We dug a hole early but we controlled the game for a great chunk of the 60 minutes from terri and a puck possession point of view. we just didn't end up on the right side of the scoreboard,” Abrams added. Wellington started off the weekend in winning fashion, quelling the Newmarket Hurricanes 3-1 on Friday evening at the Essroc Arena. New Newmarket head coach Tom Milne has attempted to bring some respectability back to the former North Division flag-

ship organization and has the Canes playing better hockey as of late. On Friday, Wellington tried to be a little too cute with their passes around the Newmarket net and it nearly cost them a point or too. “We played pretty well but I thought we missed a lot of glorious chances and we were not as sharp as we could have been around the net,” Abrams said. Going into the contest, the coach was hopeful his charges would adhere to the game plan of pouring pucks on former OHL netminder Brayden Van Schubert, drive for rebounds and score some second and third effort goals. “At the end of the day, we found a way to win,” Abrams said. While it came on a power play, it was a rebound effort off the stick of Mendonca in the first the staked the club to a 1-0 lead. In the second, Wellington again tallied on the power play as Mucci beat Van Schubert at the 6:47 mark. Newmarket would get some life in the third as Todd Winder blew in the Hurricanes' first of the game but Wellington reinforced their hopes with under six minutes left when Stortz scored, picking up his third point of the contest. Mucci added the lone helper, making a three point night for the Mississauga native as well. Wellington hosts Orangeville on Friday and then makes the short trek to Cobourg on Monday evening to play a vastly improved Cougars hockey club. Wellington has handed Cobourg its only loss of the season and the hosts will be looking to avenge that result.

Peewee Kings reach final at Matt Duchene Highland Storm Fall Classic in Haliburton Relaxing atmosphere bodes well for team as it post 4-2 record in tournament competition JASON PARKS STAFF WRITER

The Kerr Construction Prince Edward County Peewee BB Kings took time to enjoy the fall colours in Haliburton this weekend and get to know one another. And play a little hockey as well. The local minor hockey club came up just short in the 2016 Matt Duchene Highland Storm Fall Classic, dropping a 6-4 decision to the Bancroft Jets in the tournament finals. Kings bench boss Jamie Lane said, overall, the tournament was a very rewarding experience for the young squad which features six rookies in its lineup. “We kept it loose, the players went paddle boarding, kayaking and hung out and had a great time with their teammates,” Lane said. “In the past, we've treated this tournament a little more serious but I was really happy with the weekend overall.” A 3-1 record through Saturday at the Minden Arena

paved the way for the Kings to hook up with the Toronto Shamrocks in the semi-final at the Haliburton Arena on Sunday afternoon. A back-and-forth affair was finally solved in the final minute as Ben Smith scored the game winner with 26 seconds left to punch the Kings ticket to the finals. In the showdown, the Kings would face an old nemesis of tournaments past in the form of the Jets and the locals certainly didn't get a fair shake in the officiating department as the team was down 5on-3 before the first minute of the contest expired. The Kings would give up four goals in the opening frame and required a pep talk in the intermission. “I just asked them if they wanted to give up or did they want to take on and battle the adversity that came our way,” Lane said of his in-between periods chat. The Kings would roar out of the gate in the second and came all the back in the mid-

HAPPY IN HALIBURTON The Kerr Construction Prince Edward County Peewee BB Kings were

A finalists at the 2016 Matt Duchene Cup Fall Classic hosted by the Highland Storm this weekend. The Kings dropped a 6-4 decision in the final game but their coach is happy with the team's progress thus far in the OMHA season.(Submitted photo)

dle stanza as Smith (two), Riley Grimmon and Reese Kleinsteuber all tallied to make it 4-4 after two. The Jets would pull ahead on what else but power-play goals in the third and a Matt Duchene Cup meant for the trophy case at one of the local

arenas was handed off to the Bancroft club. “Overall, we are really happy with the way we are playing, the players are playing with a lot of structure and we have to have a high compete level. Simple run and gun won't last long with the

teams we are playing on a regular basis. Right now, in the games we win, we are wearing teams down,” Lane said. The Kings got off to a great start, beaching the Shallow Lake Lakers 6-1 Saturday morning. Smith and Aiden Reddick

each had one goal, two assist outings. Grimmon also tallied. Ben Lamorre had a goal and a helper while Liam Rice (two) and Jarret Ousterhout added assists. Netminder Nolan Lane was spot on in the second game as the Kings quieted the Woodville Hurricanes 5-0. Trevin Bartlett and Grimmon each had a single tally and a pair of helpers while Ousterhout had a goal and assist. Kleinsteuber and Reddick both found the range and Lamorre, Rice and Smith added assists. In the club's only hiccup in the preliminary round, the Kings dropped a 3-1 decision to the Tweed Hawks. Smith had the lone goal while Lamorre had a lone helper. In the semifinal, Lamorre and Grimmon scored, setting up Smith's heroics in the final minute. Ousterhout had an assist. The Kings’ only action this weekend is Friday night in Stirling. The club will be taking part in the annual Prince Edward County Diary Farmers Recharge with Milk tournament starting Friday, Oct. 28.

Quick starts help Panthers beat Moira

Early in each half Tuesday, the PECI Junior Basketball Panthers found ways to score on the Moira Trojans. On their way to a 42-18 triumph, the Panthers took an 11-6 lead after the first quarter and didn’t look back. They were equally sharp coming off the halftime break as they went 15-4 in the third quarter. The Panthers moved the ball around well with 10 players scoring. Emma Lamorre had a game-high 10 points and Mikayla Leavitt managed eight. Madalynn Snider had five, while Emily Kraemer and Chloe Marshall had four points apiece. The Panthers are in the Nicholson tournament this weekend, opening tomorrow against LaSalle at 7 p.m. in the St. Theresa gymnasium.


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Davies places fourth in her first meet Al Jasem brothers among seven PECI cross country runners

Kente Cougar forward Keenan Wiles keeps the ball in bounds during the Prince Edward County junior boys Soccer tournament Friday. Kente was champion on their home pitch, blanking C.M.L. Snider 3-0 in the final match.(Jason Parks/Gazette staff)

A small, but determined group of PECI runners made their way to the GoodrichLoomis Conservation Area Friday to compete in the Bay of Quinte Invitational cross country meet. Coach Laurie Spencer said the seven athletes that competed have worked hard since school opened in September with regular hill training at the Prince Edward Yacht Club hill and the Macaualay Mountain Conservation Area. “It’s a dedicated group of very hard workers,” Spencer said of her team. The brightest individual performance of the meet came in the midget girls’ race, where Grade 9 runner Sydney Davies placed fourth out of 46 entrants with a time of 11:47.59 — just over 15 seconds back of the gold medalist, Quayse Hurlington from the Adam Scott Lions of Peterborough. Davies’ race was just three seconds off a medal, though her score bodes well as she was the top finisher from a Bay of Quinte school. in her debut race on the 2,800-metre course. In the junior boys’ race on a six-kilometre course, Jack MacCool finished 21st in a pool of 55 competitors. His time, 25:39.97 was just under

DETERMINED DEBUT Grade 9 Panther Sydney Davies turned

in a great outing at the Bay of Quinte Invitational last Friday as she placed fourth among midget girls on the course at the Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area. (Submitted photo)

four minutes off the pace set by top finisher Jake Hollinger of East Northumberland. Gabe Goad also raced at the junior level for the Panthers and he turned in a time of 25:39.97, good for 43rd place. In the junior girls’ competition, Amanda Johnson ran her 3,800-metre race in 19:41.05, which was about three-and-ahalf minutes behind leader Bryn Reynolds of Kingston’s LaSalle Black Knights. The senior boys’ sevenkilometre race was the most heavily contested with 101 entries. It was also PECI’s biggest race with three competitors on the course.

Ahmed Al Jasem placed 36th in his first cross country race with a time of 29:07.27, about six minutes off the mark set by East Northumberland’s Andrew Brown. Kieran McKenzie turned in a time of 30:35.07, good for 54th place and Ramez Al Jasem ran the course in 34:47.53, placing 86th. The Panthers were to return to Goodrich-Loomis yesterday for the Bay of Quinte championship. All competitors there were to advance to COSSA competition next Wednesday. -Adam Bramburger, Staff

Senior Panthers pounce on Moira Trojans 61-19

The PECI Senior Basketball Panthers didn’t let any rust show after a 12-day break between meaningful games. The Panthers scored early and often, while limiting the

The Panthers open at the Moira Trojans chances TuesNicholson Crusader Classic day in a 61-19 victory. Nine Panthers scored on tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. against their home court. Vanessa Kingston at St. Theresa. Willis had 19 points and Kylie -Staff Moyer 15 to pace the attack.



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Gay Lea Foods Co-operative completes deal to purchase Stirling Creamery Black River Cheese owner continues to buy new capacity JASON PARKS STAFF WRITER

For the second time this year, the Gay Lea Foods Cooperative has acquired a Quinte region diary foods company. The company, which features no fewer than a dozen shareholding dairy farmers in Prince Edward County, announced Tuesday it has entered into an agreement to acquire the business of The

Stirling Creamery Limited effective Nov. 1, 2016. Earlier this year, the cooperative purchased the Black River Cheese factory in South Marysburgh. The purchase builds upon Gay Lea Foods’ existing butter operation in Guelph, Ontario, and supports the co-operative’s plan to create sustainable longterm solutions for growth within the Canadian dairy industry. Gay Lea Foods has been growing steadily through a number of acquisitions in recent years, including Black River Cheese, Hewitt’s

Well-known birdwatcher to speak at fundraising dinner

Jean Iron has been hailed as Ontario’s best-known birdwatcher. On Oct. 29, she’ll share some of her stories to benefit the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory. Iron, who served as the president of the Ontario Field Ornithologists for nine years, will be the featured after-dinner speaker at the observatory’s annual fall fundraising dinner at the Waring Hall. Among her portfolio of conservation work, Iron has served on the board of the Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas Management Committee and was a co-author of the Ontario Shorebird Conservation Plan. She authored the book Shorebirds of Ontario, which is considered a userfriendly field guide to that group of birds. Her studies have taken her around the world and many of her photos have appeared in nature publications. Next Saturday, Iron will be offering a presentation called “Arctic Wildlife of

Iceland and Canada” which will include first-hand knowledge of the wide diversity of habitat, bird life, mammals and wildflowers in northern areas. The celebratory event timed with the end of another year of monitoring spring and fall migration to the county’s south shore at the end of Long Point Road at Pt. Traverse will begin at 6 p.m. Guests will enjoy music by Rita Di Ghent and Sam Sharkawy, fine dining, and a silent auction featuring excursions to Toronto and Ottawa, theatre tickets, original art, gourmet cooking classes and more. Tickets for the dinner are $75, which includes a tax receipt for the non-meal portion of the ticket. They are available online at, by calling the Waring House at 613476-7492 ext. 4220, or they can be picked up at the bird observatory itself. -Staff

Dairy (2014), Salerno Dairy (2014) and Ivanhoe Cheese (2008). Located in the village of Stirling, Ontario, Stirling Creamery is known for its range of artisanal crafted natural and flavoured butters, including Churn 84 European-style butters, whey butter, Stirling Premium Ball, and a variety of flavoured medallions and spreads for foodservice applications. The creamery was established by the West family in 1925 and has been owned and operated by Butterball Farms (U.S.) since 2006.

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The successful purchase and integration of Stirling Creamery into Gay Lea Foods will add these premium, award-winning butter collections to the Gay Lea Foods product mix, further increase our production capacity, and support our co-operative’s core principle concern for investment in rural communities. The deal will also provide Gay Lea Foods with added flexibility to meet customer needs in the current high- demand market for butter. “Gay Lea Foods is committed to growing the market for Canadian dairy and

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OFA urges MPs to vote against Bill C-246 at second reading

OFA Sept. 23- By Bruce Buttar, Director, Ontario Federation of Agriculture Bill C-246, the Modernizing Animal Protection Act, is set for second reading and debate on September 28. When it comes to a vote on October 6, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture urges all MPs to vote against Bill C-246. OFA stands together with many other organizations for a stronger voice against this faulty bill and the serious consequences it will have for animal agriculture and the industry’s contribution to the Canadian economy. The bill seeks to prohibit the practice of shark finning which is already illegal in Canada, address illegal puppy mills, and prohibit the use of cat and dog fur in textiles. That’s clearly not the part of the bill that OFA is concerned about. These issues should be prohibited and OFA fully supports that intent. But Bill C-246 doesn’t stop there. It also includes a series of amendments to the Criminal Code that, if passed, could seriously impact agricultural activities in Canada. OFA is against the amendments proposed in Bill C-246 that stand to impact animal agriculture. Here are some of our main concerns: · Bill C-246 puts the onus on the defendant to prove innocence, undermining the presumption of innocence. · The bill removes current protections for legal activities including livestock farming, hunting, fishing, medical research and religionbased practices. · The bill risks criminalizing farming, hunting and other activities that are currently legal, and lowers the standard to lay criminal charges for lawful behaviour. · If passed, amendments to Bill C-246 will be used to test legal applications in costly court cases, which is what the animal rights community has promised to do when similar bills were unsuccessfully put forward. · The Bill doesn’t address enforcement – something that everyone agrees is a fundamental problem when applying animal protection laws. If Bill C-246 simply addressed the issues of shark finning, puppy mills and pet fur in textiles, OFA would support it. Our strong opposition to this bill stems from the substantial, proposed amendments that have the very real potential to negatively impact Canadian farmers and others engaged in legal, lawful activities that contribute in a big way to the Canadian economy. Over the last 15 or more years, several similar bills to Bill C-246 have been introduced in parliament. None of those bills survived as they didn’t reflect the will of parliament. OFA members need to call their MP to ensure that C-246 suffers the same fate. The full position statement of OFA on Bill C-246 is available at under “farm animal care”.


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to their family on May 29, 2016 weighing 6 lbs 2 oz. Overjoyed grandparents are Joe and Kay Peeling and Scott and Tracey Murphy.

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Thanks to neighbours, caregivers, Picton Legion, barbershop Michelle, family & friends for two wonderful birthday parties in one week and some wonderful dinners. Jearl Miller What a wonderful day of celebration! On August 27, 2016, our family, Scott, Kim, Matthew, Mackenzie, Tracie & Serge hosted a garden party and supper in honour of our 50th Wedding Anniversary. It was a beautiful day. Thanks so much to all of you. Also, many thanks to family and friends who attended, sent best wishes, cards, gifts and donations to charity. Family traveled from as far away as Wainwright Alberta, Barrie, Orillia & Hamilton Ontario. Kim & Scott, your yard was beautiful. Music during the garden party was provided by the “Ragtime Kid” and enjoyed by all. Thanks again to everyone for a very special day to remember. Love Jim & Joan Parks (Mom & Dad)


FOX, Johnny. In loving memory of a dear son and brother who passed away October 21, 2012. His charming ways And smiling face Are a pleasure to recall. He had a kindly word for everyone And died beloved by all. Always loved and remembered by Mom and family.


Jamie Kewley

In loving memory of a dear son, brother, uncle and friend. April 29th, 1973 - October 19th, 1997

HINEMAN, Laverne

In memory of a dear husband, dad and fottie, who left us October 24, 2014. They say there is a reason They say that time will heal But neither time nor reason Will change the way we feel For no one knows the heartache That lies behind our smiles No one knows how many times We have broken down and cried We want to tell you something So there won’t be any doubt You’re so wonderful to think of But so hard live without.

Forever in our hearts Love your family.

ISENOR, Evan. In loving memory of a loving husband, father, papa, and great papa, who passed away October 26, 2011. I remember the day I met you The day God made you mine I remember the day I lost you And will to the end of time. With all the tears and heartaches The thing that makes me glad Is that you chose me, to share with you, The wonderful years we had. Sadly missed and will always love you, your wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. KEWLEY- Jamie. In loving memory of a dear grandson and nephew who passed away October 19, 1997. You had a smile for everyone You had a heart of gold You left us sweetest memories This world could every hold To us you were so special What else is there to say Except to wish with all our hearts That you were here today. Loved and never forgotten. Grandma Struthers, Steve and Tracy.

LAMMES- In loving memory of my son Jack Lammes, November 3, 1983 and my wife Margaret Lammes October 15, 2004. Down the road that’s calm and peaceful Guided by God’s loving hand Through which each one must go alone Our Father claims his own Beyond the gate, my loved ones go. Find happiness and rest With sorrow and rest I still bear It helps to bring me comfort Knowing that they are happy there. That a loving God knows best. Lovingly remembered by father and husband, John Lammes.

ROBINSON- Arlene. In loving memory of our dear mother who left us October 20th, 1997. You are not just a memory, Or a part of the past, You are ours to remember, As long as life lasts, There are no more tomorrow’s, For us to share, But yesterdays’ memories, Will always be there. Always loved and remembered by Allen & Lisa.

We thought of you today And the day before that too. We think of you in silence And often speak your name, All we have left are memories and pictures in a frame. Your special smile and special face In our hearts, safe in a special place. Your memories are ours to keep Which we will never part, No matter where we go No matter where we are You are always in our hearts, We love and miss you every year that we are apart.


BERGEVIN, Francois

Passed away suddenly, at home on Monday, October 17, 2016 after a hard-fought battle post double lung transplant. François Yves Bergevin of Bath at age 58. Beloved husband of Wendy Balsillie. Cousin to Jacques Blanchette (Annette) and nephew of Louise Blanchette (Jacques) of Montreal. Son-in-law of Barbara and Ian Balsillie of Picton. Brother-in-law of Doug (Leslie), Peter (Barbara), Murray, Sheila McIlmoyle (Dave). Cousin to Christian and Patrice Simon of Montreal, brother of Jean Bergevin of B.C. and dear friend to Nancy and Colton Neufeld. Mon Oncle to Megan, Amelia, Maureen, Janelle, Desirae, and Billy. François loved to create furniture in his woodworking shop as much as he loved his dogs Oreo and Islay. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre would be appreciated by the family. In the care of Hannah Funeral Home in Napanee (613-354-3341). Online condolences at

Always loved and never forgotten Mom, Dad, Mike, Kristine, Troy and Ryan

RYCKMAN- In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother, Martha Mae, who passed away, October 24, 2010. You never failed to do your best, Your heart so warm and tender, You lived your life for those you loved. And those you loved remembered. Loved and sadly missed Ron, Cindy, Cassidy and Olivia. RYCKMAN, Martha Mae, who passed away October 24, 2010. Missing you always. You never said I’m leaving, You never said goodbye. You were gone before we knew it, And only God knows why. In life we loved you dearly In death we love you still. In our hearts we hold a place That only you can fill. It broke our hearts to lose you But you didn’t go alone A part of us went with you The day God took you home. Loved and missed by Michael, Christine and Gage.

RYCKMAN, Martha Mae. In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother who passed away October 24, 2010. She has gone across the river To the shore of evergreen, And we long to see her dear face But the river flows between. Someday, sometime, our eyes shall see The face we loved so well. Someday we’ll clasp her loving hand and never say farewell. Always loved and missed by daughters Lisa & Krista and grandchildren Tyler, Paul, Kendra.

RYCKMAN, Martha. October 24, 2010 Those who have a Mother, Cherish her with care, For you never know the heartache, Till you see her vacant chair. Six years ago God took you, Mom He took my closest friend, And left me with a broken heart, I know will never mend. Remembering you is easy Mom I do it everyday, And missing you is something that will never go away. Lovingly remembered, Lori, Mike, Nathaniel and Miranda.

SLAVEN-Harry. In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather who passed away ten years ago, October 21, 2004. It’s hard to believe You are no longer here We think of you You feel so near, In some small way, every single day, Memories of you come our way. Always remembered by wife Shirley and family.

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Tyler Lucas Elliott

June 1, 1978 - October 12, 2016 Age 38 Best friend and adored fiance to Shanelle Hamilton. Loving son of Gary and Penny. Wonderful brother to Tanya and her husband Jim. Brother-in-law to Clint & Ali. Loved and respected by his mother-in-law and father-in-law Sheryl & Paul. Super uncle to Dylan, Delany and Charlie. Grandson of Bruce and Doris Elliott, Betty Laundry and her husband Clayton. Loved by many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and co-workers. There will be a Celebration of Tyler's Life at Elks Hall Picton on Sunday, October 23, 1-4pm. Online condolences



LAURIE, Gordon Herbert

Gordon Herbert Laurie, born in 1935, Cranbrook B.C., died peacefully at his Cherry Valley home, October 5th, 2016, surrounded by family. Survived by beloved wife of 57 years , Joan (nee Degg) originally of Stoke-OnTrent, England; four children, Karen (Robert Sciuk) of Wellesley, Suzanne (John Monk) of Whitby, David (Patti) of Mississauga and Ian (Kirsten Musgrove) of Bloomfield, eight grandchildren, and brother Stuart of Skookumchuck, B.C. Alumni of UBC (BSc Metallurgical engineering, 1957); Athlone Scholarship to Birmingham University, England (PhD, Metallurgy, 1961); P.Eng. Employed by Cominco (1961 – 1989) Trail B.C./ Sheridan Park Research Centre, Mississauga ON/Toronto ON/London, England; Hatch Associates (1990-1997). Member of Rotary International (Streetsville), Canadian Innovation Centre (Waterloo), Probus (Belleville), Environmental Stewardship Council (Prince Edward County). Memorial Open House, Athol Community Hall, Cherry Valley, P.E.C. on Sat. Nov. 5th, 1-4 pm. Please consider making a memorial donation to Hospice Prince Edward:

Rest in Peace

Robert Francis Nolan

Died peacefully, surrounded by loving family at Hospice Prince Edward on Friday October 14, 2016. Bob Nolan, retired CN Yardmaster, Belleville, of Sheba’s Island, formerly of Belleville, at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Dorothy for sixty-five years. Loved father of Sandy Neufeld and her husband Jim of Orangeville and the late John and father-in-law of Kathleen of Mississauga. Loved grandpa of Eric (Tricia), Erin (Billy), Alyce (Jason), Laurel (Zack), Robert and John Patrick. Dear brother of William (Noreen), Jean Casey and the late Helen Moon and Donald. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday October 18th at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend Fr. Robert Chisholm officiating. Interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery at a later date. If desired, donations to Hospice Prince Edward or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. The family will receive friends at the

Whattam Funeral Home

33 Main Street, Picton on Tuesday from 12:30 until 1:30p.m.


Temporary Entrance

74A King Street, Picton We’re fixing our front door to make it fully accessible. Please use the side entrance during construction. Note: the side door has 4 3 steps. Call 613-476-7493 for service if you cannot easily navigate the steps. In November we will welcome everyone to come and see us through our new front entrance! For more information: 613-476-7493 We help seniors live at home.

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AT 9:30 A.m. SNIDER’S 38TH ANNUAL FALL AUCTION 12 miles West of Kingston, Odessa Fairgrounds (Exhibit Hall), From 401 (Exit 599) Cty. Rd. #6 South Through Lights Sale on Left CONSIGNED - Concord Buggy; Meadowbrook Cart Etc. Shafts, Poles; Barn Finds (Last Week); Single Clear Vision Gas Pump (as found); 20 Cockshutt Tractor (with Hydraulics); Horse Drawn McCormick Corn Binder; Frost & Wood Mower with Original Seat; M.H. Seed Drill, I.H. Seed Drill; Other Farm Related Items; Cast Iron Seats (Named/Plain); Hay Trolleys; Quantity Antique Wrenches; Several Metal Signs; Some Oil Memorabilia; Large Bell; Quantity of Primitives; Antiques; Collectibles of All Types. This is Only a Partial Listing of a Large Sale. You Never Know What Will Be Here. Taking Items to Friday Noon. Watch Web Site for updates/pictures. TERmS OF SALE: Cash/Interac/Cheques (with proper I.D.) NO BUYERS PREmIUm DAVE A. SNIDER AUCTION SERVICE 613-386-3039 or Brad Snider 613-328-8575

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24TH, 2016 - 1:00 P.M.

ANTIQUE, MODERN & COLLECTABLE AUCTION SALE AT NAPANEE LIONS HALL APPROXIMATE ORDER OF SALE - 1 P.M. SMALLS; 4 P.M. COINS; FURNITURE APPROX. 5:30 P.M. FEATURING: A 1500 wt generator; chain saw & compressor (as new); chop saw; 2 sawalls; Official Rain Barrel; outdoor child’s bench & garden bench; bow & arrow target; gun cabinet with security cable; mostly silver U.S. & Can. Currency & sets; other silver collectable coins; good selection of glass, china & linens; wooden decoys; military items, swords & badges; postcards; vintage watches; fishing reels; handmade quilts; oil lamps; refinished wooden boxes & mirrored window; collection of 19 pocket watches; rare 1960 Japans Lucky toys; large brass propeller; Gibbard solid cherry single bed; phone table & 4 cane back chairs; large pine harvest table with 4 chairs, buffet hutch & corner cupboard (showroom condition); high bar type dining table with 6 chairs; kitchen table with 4 chairs; double & single bedroom suites; several small tables; small glass door cupboard with shelves; pine country 2 seater couch; metal bunk beds; fridge; stove with convection oven; 47" L.C.D. TV; upright freezer (as new) NO BUYERS PREMIUM - VIEWING 12 noon Terms: Cash, Interac, Visa, MasterCard only. Canteen Available For pictures, please go to NEIL LAMBERT, AUCTIONEER Napanee 613-354-3406 e-mail


AT 11:00 AM AUCTION SALE DAY ONE ESTATE OF MADELINE MCINTOSH 80 JOHN STREET, STIRLING, ONT. Collection of original Madeline McIntosh oil paintings, antique pine flat to the wall cupboard with upper glass doors, 2 drawers and solid lower doors; antique oak single door wardrobe, antique thread cabinet, antique walnut glass front book case, antique pine carpenters box, antique short box telephone, antique cane bottom rocker, child’s antique captains style high chair, antique wicker rocker, antique pine washstand, antique chest of drawers, antique tool chest, oak school desk, mahogany music cabinet, collection of brass and china bells, oil lamps, rail lamps, barn lanterns, collection of antique agricultural related hand tools, Lumar tin “Wrecker” toy truck, child’s red wagon, 1930’s Reliable “walking doll’ stoneware jugs and crocks, ginger beer bottles, vintage telephones, irons, tins, glassware’s and china, Roseville jardinière, flo blue, blue willow, press glass, coloured glass treenware, wooden measures, granite ware, enamel ware, vintage books, postcards, fishing lures, snow shoes, hand tools, small gas engines, INCLUSION – VEHICLE – 2006 Pontiac G6 – E-TESTED, 206,000 KMS-sells as is – good running condition; numerous other articles. TERMS- CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082 www. for photos


AT 11:00 AM AUCTION SALE FOR ESTATE OF MARLENE COULTER 26 ASHLEY STREET, FOXBORO, ONT, 3 miles NORTH of Belleville on Highway 62 ad turn into the Hamlet of Foxboro on Ashley Street. Gibbard “Chantilly” dining room suite consisting of table, 6 chairs, china cabinet, server- excellent; antique marble top parlour table, antique walnut side table, wrought iron kitchen table and chairs with oak top, wing back chairs, 2 piece chesterfield suite, leather arm chair, occasional chairs, Royal Doulton figurines, Hummel figurines, crystal, Cranberry glass pieces, original Donnah Cameron water colour painting, maple table and chairs, knee hole desk, antique counter top weigh scales, cistern pump, milk can, TOOLS: Mastercraft combination sander, Skil 10″ table saw, Woodcraft shaper, Delta shaper, 14″ band saw, Ryobi single surface planer, scroll saw, power tools, hand tools, garden accents, numerous other articles. TERMS- CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082 www. for photos


AT 5:00 P.M. AUCTION SALE DOUG JARRELL SALES ARENA, BELLEVILLE Admiral fridge, 16 cu. ft. chest freezer, antique hoosier with enamel top counter & flour bin, pine kitchen table, walnut china hutch & matching table, chesterfield, lazy boy recliner, glider rocker, oak coffee and end tables, Knechtel coffee table, antique side by side secretary ( as found), TV stand, JVC 48” TV, Queen size bed with Kingcoil mattress & matching chest of drawers, 2 night tables & dresser/mirror, nesting tables, 2 short wave radios, bar stools, plant tables, corner cabinet, magazine racks, Raymond treadle sewing machine, driftwood end table, telephone table, stacking end tables, walnut smoker, organ stools, mantle clock, large qty. of smalls including Royal Albert “Tranquility” pattern dishes 12 dinner plates, 12 b&b, 12 side plates & 12 cereal bowls, old handmade quilts, costume jewelry, antique spice box, old tin toys, wooden pull toys, cups & saucers, old games, pinwheel crystal, Homelite electric chain saw, Craftsman weedeater, chest of flatware, set of stoneware dishes, carnival glass, shadow boxes, new implement jack, FireKing pieces, milk cans, black Americana salt & pepper, railroad lamp, washboards, table & floor lamps, area rugs, bossons, old crocks, oil lamps, small boat propeller, tins, wooden crates, Fiesta barbeque, lawn furniture, step ladder, cast iron pieces, shop & garden tools & numerous other pieces. Welcome back to this interesting offering as we begin our sales series again. See my web site for detailed list & photos. DOUG JARRELL AUCTIONS 613-969-1033


Consignment Sale Viewing 5:00pm Sale 6:30pm At Koopmans Auction Centre located at 662 County Rd. 12 Picton, 3.5km south west of Bloomfield Ont. Antique stereo card holder and cards, oak library table, Antique pine drop leaf table and Antique English writing desk, Antique dresser with side mirror, oak Queen bedroom set with 6 drawer tall boy 5 drawer dresser and 2 door night stand, Queen mattress / box spring, Antique dresser with oval mirror, Antique washstand, Antique chest with copper inlay, Brass dbl bed, oak round pedestal table /4 oak press back chairs, Free Spirit treadmill, Viking upright freezer, Antique kitchen cupboard-The Chatham needs repair, Antique pine book shelf, 4 drawer file cabinet, pine gun cabinet locking glass doors, Bicycles from Police, jewellery, wool area rug, Quantity of hand tools still in original boxes, 12 ft. step ladder, Antique hand tools, 2-Danby stand alone air conditioners, Lincoln ac 225 arc welder like new, General XP 8000E gas powered generator with electric start, quantity of Stamps, bakkers rack, many more items to come. See website Always accepting good clean consignment for upcoming sales. We do onsite sales or purchase estates. Canteen Available. Terms: Cash and Debit For your entire auction needs, call Auctioneer: Gerald Koopmans 613-393-1732


AT 9:30 A.M. AUCTION SALE DOUG JARRELL SALES ARENA, BELLEVILLE Murana 375 CC 28 inch snowblower with electric start, Evinrude 25 H.P. outboard motor, garden dump trailer, lawn aerator, Buffalo floor model drill press, Trademaster 15 inch planer, Craftsman 12 inch band saw, scroll saw, wood lathe, Mastercraft table top drill press, Craftsman router, Craftsman table saw, a large number of hand power tools, qty. of shop hardware, radial arm saw, table saw, Power G 1200 watt portable generator, 24 ft. aluminum extension ladder, step ladders, nylon rope, stainless steel tub (used for maple syrup), wheel barrow, large qty. of garden tools 7 numerous other smalls. Approximately 60 boxes of clock parts & accessories including frames, mechanisms, faces, glass covers etc., ideal for the clock building enthusiasts ( sells as one large lot). 2 western horse show saddles, one western saddle, saddle pads. This is a large sale with a wide variety of smalls. Photos will soon be available. See my web site for detailed list & photos. DOUG JARRELL AUCTIONS 613-969-1033


AT 10:30 AM AUCTION SALE FOR LION AND RAQUILDA vanZoeren 28 LOCKHART COURT, R.R.# 1 WARKWORTH, ONT. PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY 3 miles NORTH of Warkworth on County Road 25 and turn WEST onto Lockhart Court. HORSES AND LIVESTOCK: 15 year old Clydesdale marebroke – quiet, her 4 year old Clydesdale daughter- broke ; 2 year old Clydesdale colt – green ; 3 llamas including adult male, female and off spring; HORSE DRAWN EQUIPMENT: Massey Harris ground driven manure spreader, MH dump rake, MH single furrow sulky plow, MH hay mower, MH hay tedder, McCormick Deering side delivery rake, 4 walking plows, scuffler, MH cultivators, MH seed drill, forecart, bunk sleighs, rubber tired wagon with bench seats, McLaughlin doctors buggy, democrat wagon, tongues, shafts, dump sleigh, heavy horse hoof stocks, western and English saddles, collars, hames, harness; TRACTOR: Ford 8N gas tractor – running condition, Turnco 200 bu gravity grain wagon, set of drags, round bale feeder, 2 granaries- currently disassembled; farm gates, water troughs, rubber tire wagon and rack, wood lathe and tools; FARM COLLECTIBLES: cast iron seats, apple peeler, flail, brass wood box, stenciled boxes, wooden wagon wheels, steel wheels, hay cars, hay forks, cast iron toy, paddles, snow shoes, bob sleigh, buggy steps, wooden door, FEED: approx. 58 hard core 4x5 round bales of 2016 hay – stored inside. TERMS- CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082 www. for photos


AT 10:00 Am AUCTION SALE FOR RV FARmS Held on site at Civic #7243 Cty. Rd. 9 (Hay Bay North Shore Rd.). From Hwy. 401, take Exit #579 at Napanee, travel South approx. 7 kms to Cty. R. 9. Turn West and travel approx. 1.5 kms. Watch for signs! TRACTOR, FARm mACHINERY, ATV, LG. QTY. OF ITEmS RELATED TO THE VEGETABLE BUSINESS INCL. IRRIGATION EQUIP. & mUCH mORE! KOBOTA M7404WD tractor with M20 front end loader, cab & only 3700 hrs, JD Gator 6x4 with dump box, JD LA 145 48in. cut riding mower, 8ftx12ft utility trailer (like new), JD 7000 6 row corn planter with dry fert. (30in. rows), JD 7000 corn planter with wet and dry fert. (36in. rows), 3pth. 114ft. cultivator, 6ft. bush hog rotary cutter, tandem fert. buggy (approx. 6 ton cap.), White 14ft. hyd. disc, 500 gal. Hardy crop sprayer with 40ft. hyd. boom (high narrow wheels), Turnco 16ft. sprocket packer, flat-top wagon, vegetable vendor’s covered wagon (nice), 2 row wet/dry vegetable transplanter, Cockshut vegetable transplanter, in-row 3pth. cultivator, IH #36 3 furrow 3pth. plow, QA bale spear, set of QA pallet forks, 3 pth Ferguson hay rake, International stationary power plant, 40 ton gas-powered horiz. or vert. wood splitter, 2003 GM 3/4 ton reg. cab truck (sold as is), 1998 GM 1500 reg. cab 4 WD truck (sold as is), approx. 6000 feet of 2in. & 3in. alum. irrigation pipe on wagon, 6in. pto. driven irrigation pump, approx 100 water guns, 3in. upright water cannon, water wagon, fert. pump, several fruit and vegetable bins, 2 corn bangers, JD garden trailer, Landa pressure washer / kerosene heater / generator with 8HP Honda engine runs well (pressure washer portion needs new piston), 3 10ft. galvanized farm gates, 2 seater horsedrawn buggy, 12ft.x12ft. steel-framed building structure, Honda 3500 generator, Husqvarna roto tiller (like new), 2 2in. gas pwr. trash pumps, 4 2in. elec. pumps, assort. lumber, qty of shovels, rakes, forks and other garden and stable tools, 500gal. fuel tank, 10 plastic fold-up market tables, old store scales, elec. welder, O/A torches, table saw, tile cutter, traps, alum. ladders, qty of hand and power tools, qty. of strawberry, sweet corn, pumpkin and other vegetable signage, 18 cases of berry-grower’s t-shirt bags (1000 bags/case), qty. of fruit and veg baskets, 650 sap buckets, approx. 2000 sap spiles, some household effects, many other articles too numerous to mention! Owner and Auctioneer not responsible for loss or accident Terms: Cash or good cheque with proper I.D. Props: RV Farms Reason for Auction: Farm for sale - proprietors relocating Auctioneers and Sale managers Tom Harrison Auctioneering Peter Ross Auction Services Ltd. Amherstview, ON Ingleside, ON 613-813-2044 613-537-8862

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The County of Prince Edward is an island community on the shores of Lake Ontario with a proud United Empire Loyalist heritage. Boasting beautiful beaches and a unique rural landscape, the County offers serene country living. Our strong agricultural roots, thriving tourism attractions, renowned regional cuisine, and growing wine industry combine to offer a unique and unmatched quality of life. Our Human Resources Department is currently accepting applications for the following vacancies; Nutritional Supervisor, HJ McFarland Memorial Home Certified Building Code Official (CBCO) Driver - Roads Part-time Vacancies – HJ McFarland Memorial Home Dietary Aide Activity Aide

For further details on these positions, please visit our website at: If you are interested in any of the above opportunities, please forward your application to, clearly identifying the position of interest, prior to the deadline indicated on our website. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We are an equal opportunity employer and support applicants with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request throughout the recruitment process.

The personal information being collected will be used in accordance with The Municipal Act and The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and shall only be used in the selection of a suitable candidate.

Tim Dainard Electric is seeking a motivated and energetic individual to join the team. We are currently looking for a licensed 309A electrician with the following training: • WHMIS • Fall Protection or Working at Heights • Elevated Work Platform

Must be a member in good standing with Ontario College of Trades. Required Experience/Qualifications: • Residential Experience • Licensed Electrician • Possess a valid Class G Driver’s Licence

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please forward a resume including references to Thank you for your interest in Tim Dainard Electric.

Want to do business in Napanee/Deseronto markets? Call your Picton Gazette sales rep. at 613-476-3201 today to book your advertisement.

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For more information on the job descriptions, please visit our website at HOW TO APPLY: If you are interested in a great career opportunity with a growing, flexible and dynamic organization, please apply by sending your resume referencing: Job title in the subject line to: We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No agencies, please.

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Hospice adopts new governance bylaws Chair says board is committed to showing transparency ADAM BRAMBURGER STAFF WRITER

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Hospice Prince Edward finally has a new set of bylaws. Some 16 months after a June 2015 meeting where volunteers brought to light concerns over the organization’s inclusiveness and accountability, board chair Peter Matthewman announced last Wednesday that Hospice’s board of directors formally ratified its governance manual last month. In his remarks at a community meeting at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Matthewman referenced that meeting as a catalyst for great change within the palliative care organization. He said the 11 new board members recruited in its stead have worked hard to listen to the message from that meeting. “I want to highlight some major changes,” he said. “They’re based on the principles we spoke about at that meeting. We spoke about transparency, we spoke about trust, and we spoke about communication. We’ve taken baby steps for how we move forward with that. We hope it is what you are looking for.” Matthewman said the bylaws weren’t developed in isolation. The board worked with an outside professional in recreating itself and a dedicated group of volunteers remained dedicated to the process. A member of the board, David Smith, also brought experience from his career as a lawyer to the table. According to Matthewman, one of the key tenets of the bylaws is the definition of membership. He said about two years ago, anyone off the street could be a member regardless of their knowledge of the organization or its aims. More recently, he said, it was limited to only a few board members and that was not comfortable. Currently, there are four groups of members. They include volunteers helping with programs or hospice sponsored events, donors who have given $20 or more, board members, and those who have provided in-kind services the board deems worthy to be considered “friends of Hospice.” Members in each group must have been active

TASK COMPLETED Hospice Prince Edward chair Peter

Matthewman announced last Wednesday the organization has adopted a new set of bylaws. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

within the past three years to be considered eligible. Matthewman said all members have the right to attend annual meetings, appoint auditors, and approve financial statements. They can also bring about change in several key ways. Members can now call special general member meetings to address issues that arise at any time of year. They can also submit names for directors on the board and move to remove directors before the expiration of term. All members and directors would have one vote at such meetings, while the chair would have a chance to cast a deciding vote. On the board itself, term limits have been introduced. Each director’s term will be three years and they are only eligible to serve two back-toback terms without taking at least a year off. The board will have a minimum of four meetings each year, though Matthewman suggested 10 or 12 a year is more likely. The chairman said 11 of 12 seats are filled currently with the other one being kept vacant until it is deemed someone has a specific skill set that will bring value to the organization. As Matthewman recognized the current volunteer directors, he said he was quite pleased with the range of knowledge they bring. “Our team of volunteers brings a wide range of skills,” he said. “We have human resources skills on an international basis, spiritual skills, legal skills, public sector skills, and finance skills. We feel those skills will benefit the hospice long term.” Matthewman credited the staff members for an excellent job during the transition and also made an effort to thank all of the volunteers who have made the organization run. Treasurer Dick Pease gave

a quick overview of Hospice’s financial situation, encompassing the Hospice Prince Edward foundation and corporation using data from the audited financial statements as of March 31. He indicated it costs about $300,000 annually to operate and provide services. He said the foundation has been able to operational shortfalls in the corporation because of its successful donations and fundraisers. The foundation is also in good stead moving forward. “It’s well run and it has a strong base. It taught me how important the issue of fundraising and donations are as well as the value from the volunteers,” Pease said. “The foundation is just about where it should be. They say you should try to carry a reserve of six months of operational reserves. We’re just about exactly right there.” Pease said that bodes well should the board take a future direction to operate more independently with less reliance on funding from the health-care system. Audience members raised questions about the structure of Hospice as Pease mentioned and why it is two entities, a foundation and a corporation, instead of just a single one. Matthewman explained. “The way it has been structured is to protect the assets of the corporation. You are all members of the foundation. The foundation holds the assets and protects the residential hospice. The foundation effectively controls the corporation and the corporation receives money from the LHIN,” he said. “There was a certain anxiety about amalgamation and everything else, so we wanted to protect our assets in Prince Edward County. The two are linked, you are members of the controlling entity.”


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Municipal reps tell Wynne they need provincial help Delegates frustrated with lack of response for ongoing concerns CHAD IBBOTSON STAFF WRITER

County Mayor Robert Quaiff believes eastern Ontario representatives have made it clear municipalities need provincial help to address some of their toughest challenges. After meeting with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne last week as a member of the Eastern Ontario Wardens' Caucus (EOWC) and Eastern Ontario Mayors' Committee (EOMC), Quaiff said he believes municipalities have taken a firm stance on some of the key issues facing rural residents. Wynne was in Kingston Oct. 12 to address the Chamber of Commerce. Quaiff said eastern Ontario representatives had the opportunity to speak face-to-face with Wynne and used the time to drive home the need for assistance from the province. “What we explained to her were that some of the biggest challenges for rural Ontario have been developing for quite some time and they're issues that require provincial attention,” Quaiff told fellow councillors in an announcement prior to last week's committee-of-the whole meeting. “We were very strong on the fact that we've been going to various conferences and having delegations with various ministries, but we felt like we were being paid lip service.” Quaiff said the representatives shared a feeling that their concerns weren't being taken seriously and were rarely followed up with any action by the province. Quaiff said the EOWC cancelled a planned breakfast at Queen's Park on Oct. 20 to acknowledge that fact. “To date we have felt some issues, like the availability of natural gas, the cost of hydro, and the need for expanded financial support for asset management and infrastructure rehabilitation have not received sufficient attention from the province, despite the fact we've met with them time and time and time again,” Quaiff said. “There was a growing frustration. We think we were well received.” Quaiff said the EOWC and EOMC combined represent more than 1.6 million people in eastern Ontario and representatives wanted to make it clear the concerns need to be taken seriously. “I think she took that message from us,” he said. EOWC chair Peter Emon said in a release from the municipality the caucus appreciated the opportunity to discuss some of the key issues. Emon said the caucus explained that rural residents feel excluded from the provincial government's plans. “For many of our citizens and their employers, there is a strong sense of feeling left out of the government’s current big-urban, big-city agenda that seems focused most on issues like urban transit,” Emon said in the release.

SEEKING ASSISTANCE Mayor Robert Quaiff discusses a meet-

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“Investing in our road systems is just as important to rural communities across eastern Ontario and is critical to moving people and goods to work and markets.” Kingston Mayor and EOMC chair Bryan Paterson said in the release there are some specific projects that

could help local municipalities. “We informed the premier that there were a number of specific issues and projects that her government should consider to help drive our local economies forward as well as several things the government needs to take action on, all of which help munici-

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Local resident helped make international competition possible for athletes with disabilities KENT, from page 1

She likened it to the old British empire that created the Commonwealth. "Being the first woman was very challenging. The president of the Games used to say 'Gentlemen and Judy.' It was like that for a good five to six years," she recalled. "What I could do was help push the values of equity, human rights, and non-discrimination that are fundamental in the Commonwealth." Despite the climate, Kent had a fan in Prince Edward. He invited her to eat lunch with him during those meetings in Auckland. Some delegates, including those from India and Pakistan, sat at the same table and didn't acknowledge her. Within two years, she said, those people became friends and colleagues, but then, they didn't see women having a place at the table.

"The most important thing I learned from that was my values weren't necessarily their values. My world in Canada wasn't necessarily what they lived. They lived with women walking behind them and didn't see women in leadership positions." Kent worked to overcome that. While working to help African countries develop sport programs, she related that being a woman was like being a person of colour there at that time. They were capable, she reasoned, but didn't have opportunity. Today, the CGF is in a much different place and Kent was at the heart of that transformation. In 1995, she presented a paper on gender equity at the Games, which included a road map toward greater gender equity among athletes and leaders. Some delegates fought her ideas as they held onto plum positions with lucrative

per diems. Kent was undeterred. In 1997, the CGF executive named her chair of a task force on Women and Sport. For four years, the working group worked to educate national federations,shape policy, and recruit women. Kent was directly involved in mentoring those recruits. Now, the current CGF president and two of six regional vice-presidents are women she mentored. Five African nations and two Caribbean nations have had women as their federation presidents. Some 20 per cent of the CGF is women. A recent president was from Jamaica and the current president is a woman from Scotland. "All colours and genders are represented," she said. Kent also kept pushing for the inclusion of disabled athletes. Still facing resistance in 1994 with Canada about to host the Games in Victoria, as

chef de mission on home soil, Kent helped arrange for demonstration events. When Canadian Jeff Adams won the 800-metre race in a wheelchair, many in the stadium wept. "It was a hard push. Nobody wanted it, but we were running the games," she said. "Jeff did the mile and it was a fabulous race. For the first time, so many people had seen these athletes race and they saw the ability, not the disability." Prince Edward was among those choked up. He made a point of going to Kent and offering an enthusiastic congratulations. While that race was a singular highlight, the 1994 Games are still a vivid memory in Kent's mind. She travelled to the British Columbia capital mostly on her own dime for weeks at a time leading up to organize. All the little details came together, Kent led her

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country's delegation before 50,000 people at the opening ceremonies in a moment firmly entrenched in her memory. "The opening ceremonies are a nightmare for the athletes that have to parade in. You line up four hours before, standing outside in whatever the weather is. We come in and we're last. I'm at the front of the parade with Angela Chalmers, an Aboriginal woman from Victoria who was going to be a gold medalist. We walked in and the crowd went crazy. It was so powerful with 50,000 people screaming and red and white everywhere. I was so proud to be part o this nation. It was so moving." Despite being part of Canada's delegation to Commonwealth Games in 1990 in Auckland, 1994 in Victoria, 1998 in Kuala Lampur, 2002 in Manchester, and 2006 in Melborne as well as Olympic Games in Barcelona and Atlanta, some might be surprised to learn that Kent doesn't have many close-up memories like that of the sporting aspect of the games. "It's interesting, when you go to the Games, you see less of the Games than most of the spectators. You're in meetings. It's really the only time the Commonwealth meets, except for the heads of government and the youth games," she said. "It's like a bubble. The rest of the world doesn't seem to exist. You're caught in it. It's crises management, discipline, health, and cultural challenges." As a representative of one of the wealthier countries, Kent said Canada often brought extra equipment and its delegates and athletes tried to help countries dealing with poverty or war. She also indicated she took pride in knowing many high-performance athletes who were also good people that served as excellent role models for younger athletes. In 1997, Kent resigned her positions with the CGC and CGF because she felt it wasn't where she wanted to be any more. Instead, she took her consulting and development

background to a new non-governmental organization called Generations For Peace, founded by Jordan's Prince Feisal Al Hussein. She mentored leaders in peace building, using sport as a means to gather people. Kent said her work extended beyond sport and encompassed other ways to gather people, like art. "We took it from sport and found other ways to gather. Not everybody gathers through sport. That's where I am now," she said. "Sport is a means to a broader, better world." In her mentoring and coaching, Kent said she learned the most important thing is to convince her protégées to be themselves and challenge them to be the best they can be. She noted most people who get to the level where they are being mentored have shown they have potential and they can benefit from her guidance. Kent settled in Prince Edward County 18 years ago. She was living in Ottawa, running an international consulting company and working for Sport Canada. Her mother and her sister Rosemary lived in Toronto and her mother had dementia. Kent had remembered visiting the county for editorial meetings of a volunteer newsletter she helped author and thought it would be a nice, safe place to settle. Here, she found a new way to serve her community. "I didn't do any art before I came here, but mom had been an artist and she couldn't do anything. I set up two easels. I thought she might paint, but she didn't and I loved it," she recalled. Soon, she became chair of the Prince Edward County Arts Council. Kent said being involved and engaging in human accomplishment is simply a part of her makeup. "I've been a volunteer since I was 15," she said. "I think we just owe. I've been paid back tenfold, way more than I've ever put in. It's all worth it. You get to do things you'd never do if you weren't a volunteer."

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Six warning signs you may be at risk of a fall THE BECK N CALL

There are six warning signs that you might be at risk of a fall. If you are over 65 years of age read these six items and see if any of them apply to you. 1. Previous falls: One fall in the past six months; 2. Fear of falling: Afraid that you will fall; 3. Medications/drugs: Using sedatives, fluid pills, recreational drugs, blood pressure pills or more than four medications; 4. Balance and mobility: Any problems with balance or unable to raise from a chair; 5. Medical conditions: For example, Stroke or Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, dementia or Alzheimer disease; 6. Vision problems: Blurred/double vision, difficulty seeing steps or walking in dim light. If you have checked two of the warning signs you are at an increased risk for falling. For further screening and information contact a health care provider or the South East Community Care Access Centre (SE CCAC) at 613-310-CCAC (2222). These are the top 10 tips to reduce your chance of having a fall: 1. Slow down and take time to be safe. 2. Be physically active for a total of 30 to 60 minutes most days. 3. Have your vision and hearing checked regularly. 4. Discuss your medication & supplements with your doctor or pharmacist. 5. Eat a healthy balanced diet, drink plenty of water & limit your alcohol. 6. When walking outside, be aware of your surroundings and watch where you step. 7. Use safety equipment such as canes, walkers, grab bars & rubber bath mats. 8. Wear non-slip shoes, boots & slippers that fit well & seek treatment for foot problems. 9. Use a night-light and keep a flashlight by your bed. 10. Complete a home safety checklist available online or through your healthcare provider. For more tips and information about the prevention of falls, call or visit 211 Ontario or visit This information was taken from a toolkit on falls prevention developed through the Government of Ontario. There are several things on the above list that Community Care can assist you with. We hold supervised indoor walking programs in both Picton and Wellington; eating a healthy diet is easy with hot or frozen Meals on Wheels; stay active by getting out to the regular Seniors Luncheon Social events held throughout the county; join the Tai Chi classes that are now taking registrations for the next session; join the

that has an educational component and includes balance and strength exercises. Registrations for the next session can be made by calling 1-613-392-4181 ext 5350. Be sure to indicate you want to register for the next session held in Picton.


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Wii bowling league. Community Careâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office located at 74A King Street in Picton has been the location of the last tw0 sessions of the fall prevention course held by the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON). This is a free 12-week program for seniors. The VON offers this program

Seniors can walk in a controlled and safe environment at any one of the three walking program locations offered by Community Care for Seniors. Participants walk Monday to Friday at PECI in Picton, at C.M.L. Snider Elementary School and at the Wellington and District Community Centre. The program operates from the day after Thanksgiving to the Friday before Victoria Day. Call 613-4767493 to register or for more information.

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Hospice celebrates those who make its palliative care mission possible Community meeting offers chance to reflect on services, recognize volunteers ADAM BRAMBURGER STAFF WRITER

"It's a long, long road, from which there is no return. While we're on the way to there, why not share?" Peter Rea sang those lyrics from The Hollies' hit "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" as about 60 people focused in on him at the Hospice Prince Edward community meeting last Wednesday at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. The well-known county rocker then shared his tale of what he shared with his brother Mike and hospice volunteers leading up his death in March. Rea talked about how he and his brother travelled across Canada playing Top 40 rock and roll. They roomed together, they partied together, and played together. They shared memories and inside jokes only two close brothers could share. Thus, he was devastated when Mike was hit by aggressive prostate cancer at age 56. The moments didn't end with diagnosis, however. Mike moved back to Prince Edward County to be around friends and he started to perform at Peter's weekly gigs at Coach's Pub. His health was deteriorating, however, Peter said. Last January, after a chemotherapy treatment it took a turn for the worst and Mike moved into the residential hospice centre on Downes Avenue. Peter recalled taking his place in a recliner by his brother's bed. "I was right beside him every night so we could talk and I could touch him and he knew I was there," he recalled. "He told me he wasn't read to die. He didn't think he was dying and he was scared, but he was comfortable knowing I was there. He pointed his finger at me and he would say 'We have a deal.' We had this deal I wouldn't leave him alone." Rea reported the longer his brother stayed in the facility, the more it felt like home. He had many volunteers visiting to bring home-cooked meals, sing songs, or play cards. Just weeks before Mike died, Hospice staff arranged for him to go to Coach's one last time. He performed his signature song and got a standing ovation. Eventually, his final night came and staff and volunteers had done everything they could to offer support. "They took care of us," Rea said. "All we had to do was just love him. And talk to him. We had our time." That final night, Peter was joined by Mike's daughter and ex-wife, as well as Rev. Kerby Breithaupt, who held Mike's hands throughout a 12-hour vigil until he passed away. Peter recalled feeling the pressure of people leaning in to support the family. "I realized all the hospice staff was there… Everyone

SPIRIT OF HOSPICE Long-serving board members Birgit Langwisch,left,and Mary Camp,centre were presented Hospice Prince Edward’s highest award last Wednesday by fund development and administration co-ordinator Judy Fraser. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

was there, all the staff and nurses. When Mike took his final breath, there was silence. After that moment, everybody wept and sobbed. We all just cried for Mike," he said. "We as a family are truly thankful for the love, care, dignity, and respect my brother received in his final days at Hospice Prince Edward. We'll never forget the kindness." Hospice fund development and administration coordinator Judy Fraser said that story spoke volumes about the movement. "We know how hard that was to do and the raw emotion you showed really summarized what we all feel and the passion that drives us to do what we do at hospice," she said. Rea's story is just one of many personalized tales about what Hospice Prince Edward does for dying people and their families in this community. Each year, there are many. According to statistics shared that night, some 127 palliative patients and their families have passed through the residential hospice. Since the start of this fiscal year in April, there have been 24 — more than twice as many as in the same time period a year ago. The average stay has been more than five days, allowing those residents to benefit from services provided. "I hope you can see as I do this is working in this community," said Hospice executive director Laura Ricketts as she shared those numbers. "These people have had the chance to die in our home, a place that was built and meant just for them." Hospice palliative care isn't just confined to the centre, either. Over the past eight months, 48 volunteers have provide support for 44 clients

and families in the community through an outreach visiting program. A new community awareness campaign has been launched with the release of educational materials and media to ensure more people have help with the process of dying. "No county family needs to experience the end-of-life journey unsupported," said Ricketts. The organization also boats three volunteers who offer grief and bereavement support and it is planning to start a support group to ease the burden of caregivers helping their loved ones find quality of life as they deal with disease. As part of the community meeting, Hospice Prince Edward endeavoured to recognize the many volunteers that support its programming — some providing hands-on care and others who have assisted in different ways. The largest recognition award presented was the Spirit of Hospice Award, which is handed out annually to an outstanding volunteer who actively demonstrates the organization's vision of supporting the journey of living while dying. This year, there wasn't just one volunteer but rather two that have been leaders over the long term, Birgit Langwisch and Mary Camp. The recipients were the only members standing on the Hospice board last summer after a difficult period of staff and board resignations and volunteer unrest. Langwisch, as chair, and Camp, as treasurer, helped put the organization back on track. Fraser had kind words for Langwisch, a self-employed consultant of 25 years. "A longstanding member of Hospice Prince Edward,

HE’S MY BROTHER Guest speaker Peter Rea offered a mix of

music and memories as he shared the story of his brother Michael’s end-of-life journey and the supportive role Hospice Prince Edward played. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

she lives and breathes the culture. Her calm demeanour and her endless good nature has led Hospice through the most ambitious and the most tumultuous of times, " Fraser said. "Her tenure left a legacy of respect, of caring, and of perseverance that, in my opinion, embodies Ernest Hemingway's assertion that courage is grace under fire." She added Camp spent 10 years in the difficult role of treasurer, sharing her gift for financial stewardship that also benefitted the Prince

Edward County Children's Aid Society and Prince Edward Family Health Team. She, too, will be missed on the board. "Your careful attention to every detail and management competence had a measurable impact on Hospice. You've earned the respect of your peers with your unfailing vision of what palliative care should be," Fraser said. "You've steered us through with competence and calm and you've been observed to be quite fashionable… you're

tiny in stature, but your impact on hospice is huge." Three awards were presented to community supporters who have provided in-kind assistance. Jay Rutherford, of Interchange Moving, has helped Hospice deliver assisted devices into the homes of palliative clients. Fraser said he not only delivers the devices on his own time and expense, but he takes time to visit with patients and their families and set up the devices. "He's become very invaluable and much admired by our clients and staff. He has a quiet demeanour and is a kind and gentle man. he has provided immeasurable support," Fraser said. Art Meirsma experienced the residential hospice program first hand and was motivated to give back. Fraser recalled his passion is in gardening, so he offered to water lawns, hoe and weed gardens, and help with the outdoor maintenance around the residential centre. In doing so, Meirsma made a special effort to add to the serenity garden, moving decorative pieces from his own home to offer warmth and character. Fraser said the garden is now "absolutely gorgeous." A third volunteer, Ed Rand, was recognized for cleaning the windows inside and out at the residential centre. The volunteer recognition was also extended to some individuals who go above and beyond to serve with Hospice's programming. Hilary Latimer, Joy Vervoort, and Anne Banani were recognized for forming the A-Team that takes on administrative functions including donation tracking, receipting, sending out mailings, and helping with marketing, contract management and events. Longtime volunteers Pam Noxon and Pat Dye and fairly recent addition Silvia Cambray were recognized for their efforts with the grief and bereavement program. Helma Oonk was acknowledged for providing great support to residents, while Marianne Malachowski Jean Algar, and Carol McIntosh were among those recognized for their work at the residential care centre. Tristan Treasure was cited for co-ordinating a project that raises money through sale of penand-ink artwork donated by artist Ruby Young. Ricketts concluded the evening by stating that she's been really moved in her first year as executive director to see the support the community has given to Hospice Prince Edward and the value volunteers have offered. "I was given this opportunity by some absolutely outstanding people that I so greatly admire. I had no idea when I made the decision to come here how deep an impact it would have on me on a personal level. I believe for each and every one of us involved in hospice, we are honoured to be a part of every palliative journey we are involved in. I can't think of anything more intimate and more precious."

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Man reports being punched by clown The Prince Edward OPP detachment is investigating a peculiar assault report. A man called police at 4:27 a.m. Saturday reporting he was punched in the face by an unknown person dressed as a clown in Macaulay Village. He suffered minor injuries

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Emmanuel responds to Hurricane Matthew Baptist church raises nearly $20,000, takes active role in ongoing relief effort Bloomfield’s Emmanuel Baptist Church remembered its friends in their time of need following the devastation of Hurricane Matthew. Last Sunday, congregants gave nearly $20,000 to help the relief effort for Haiti to clean up after the categoryfour hurricane whipped through Oct. 4 with 145 mileper-hour winds. Rain and flash flooding associated with the storm caused mudslides, damaging homes, roads, bridges and crops. Some 350,000 people have been affected. A team from Emmanuel Baptist was recently in Haiti to set up a computer school to train young people to get jobs. The church reports that school was not damaged, however, the LaMardelle region where the missionaries were was impacted and there is tremendous need. Roads are impassable and a lack of clean water has increased the threat of disease. Pastor Peter Spragg said the church immediately wanted to help. “In Canada, we have been blessed with so much. Jesus tells us to feed the hungry, take care of the poor, and care for those in need,” he said. “We have developed a relationship with the organization Mission of Tears and we

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will be working with them.” Mission of Treats has people on the ground working in Haiti and Emmanuel has worked with them in developing an immediate response and a long-term aid plan. The church will send over a team

trained in construction and medicine. They will clear 10 kilometres of road and deliver water, food, tents, and medical supplies. Spragg said active involvement allows the church to be certain local money goes where it is needed most. “By being actively involved, we can guarantee that 100 per cent of the money we raise goes to the people in need and the help we give will make an immediate difference to the people.” Those interested in helping with the effort can call the church at 613-969-7571 or visit the web site and click on the Hurricane Matthew relief link. -Staff

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Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre

Around the Clock Staffing

Hair Salon

Emergency Maintenance Services

Restaurant Style Dining


On Site Medication Management

Activities Co-ordinator


Emergency Medical Monitoring

On Site Chapel


Activity and Hobby Areas

Home Theatre



Picton Gazette October 20, 2016