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Quinte West mayor not fazed by low census growth numbers, predicting upswing BY ERIN STEWART

Quinte West – Recently released Statistics Canada data from the 2016 census show that Quinte West has fallen well below the national and provincial growth rate average, but Quinte West Mayor Jim Harrison said he is optimistic about the city’s future growth. Quinte West registered a 1.1 per cent increase between 2011-2016 while Canada’s average growth rate was 5 per cent, 1.7 million people, and Ontario’s growth rate was 4.6 per cent. “I know the numbers are really low and I appreciate that, but I think that 2016 and 2017 we will continue to grow at, I would suspect, a much higher rate,” said Harrison. “I’m confident we will, because we’ve got a lot of new houses being built and we have a large number of people coming in from the west to live in the Bay of Quinte area.” Harrison said 2016 was an excellent year for Quinte West with the value of construction topping more than $132 million for residential, commercial and industrial development, a new high for the city. The city’s revenue for building permits also hit a new high at about $822,000, a good sign of the city’s growth, said Harrison. “We need to keep at it,” Harrison said. “The problem we have right now is there are not enough available places for people to buy so they have

to build and they can only build them so fast.” Brian Jardine, director of planning and development services for Quinte West, said the city has seen a steady increase in development over the last three to four years, with growth of about 10-15 per cent each year. “Certainly 2016 was the largest we’ve experienced but it wasn’t a oneoff,” said Jardine. “The area seems to be under increasing building activity overall and we’re seeing more focus being paid on this municipality both for residents moving, particularly from the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) I think, and also business growth as well.” Within the last couple of years the city has had developers from the GTA look at development sites in the area, said Jaredine, and about three or four developments are currently on the go by developers that are not from the local area. Although Jardine said he does expect housing growth to level off at some point, 2017 is looking good already. “It looks as if it’s going to be another busy year, things are moving quite fast,” said Jardine. “Through the planning process we already start to see what developments are coming, we’ve probably got about four either new subdivisions or new phases of subdivisions that are going to be com-

ing this year.” Belleville’s population grew more than twice as much as Quinte West’s in the last five years, at a rate of 2.6 per cent. Harrison said Quinte West is doing everything to attract more people. “With our marina, with the improvements to the Trent Severn Waterway, the housing, the infrastructure, the improvements to our waste water facilities, to our roads and our active living master Quinte West Mayor Jim Harrison, file photo. plan and so on,” said Erin Stewart/Metroland Harrison. Attracting more families to the area families are very small,” said Harriis another important aspect of popu- son. “I can’t do anything to encourage lation growth, said Harrison, with the that but I sure would like to encourage decline in student enrolment having couples to have children and help to increase our population as well as put an impact on school boards. School boards have experienced children in schools.” Overall, Harrison said he expects a decline in students, including the Hastings and Prince Edward District Quinte West’s population growth will School Board, which recently closed continue to rise. “I can’t predict how much of two schools in Trenton and consolicourse but even if it doubles that’s a dated the students into the new Trent great percentage but I would like to River Public School. “People aren’t having children like see it even more than that but we’ll they used to, not having as many, take what we’ll get.”

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Fabled Flyers jersey marks 8 Wing Sports Day BY ROSS LEES

CFB Trenton - There is no doubt it has become a mutual admiration society. 8 Wing/Canadian Forces Base Trenton and Quinte West both admire and respect each other, and that was never more evident than a special presentation at the 8 Wing Sports Day Friday. The Trenton Golden Hawks of the Ontario Junior Hockey League general manager John McDonald made a special presentation at the end of the day to 8 Wing Commander Col. Colin Keiver in which both men expressed their respect and admiration for the other’s community. McDonald presented Keiver with a replica RCAF Flyers jersey honouring their World Championship hockey win in 1948. Keiver’s name was on the back of one of the three jerseys presented by McDonald, a symbol of appreciation of a recent gesture by Keiver, according to McDonald. This division-leading squad does a team bonding exercise each year and, this year, they were invited to tour the base to see what the military members do. This visit had a surprising result, McDonald told a gathering at the Astra Lounge Friday afternoon. “Our best defence man and one of our captains has now signed a letter of intent to go to RMC, so it’s one hell of a way to recruit hockey players,� noted McDonald. Each year, the Trenton Golden Hawks have three sets of jerseys, their home and away jerseys and a third set the dub their “go to war’ uniform. This year, that uniform was the RCAF Flyers’ replica jersey. “These are our thirds this year, which is the exact sweater that the RCAF Flyers wore in 1948 when they won the world championship,� he said. McDonald presented Keiver with a sweater with his name on the back and the number 8, a jersey was also presented Trenton Golden Hawks general manager John McDonald made a special presentation to 8 Wing Commander Col. for Andrew Davidson, and a third jersey was presented to Colin Keiver of a replica RCAF Flyers’ jersey at the annual 8 Wing sports day Friday. be hung in the Earl of Bessborough lounge to symbolize the Ross Lees/Metroland respect the local Trenton OJHL team has for the military. As he presented the jerseys, McDonald made another each day a letter of support from Keiver that was posted on our co-pilot and flying with us. We’re going to finish the job commitment to Keiver and the military. Having competed we started and win the national championship for you this the bulletin board in the team’s dressing room. for the Royal Bank Cup last year, the symbol of Canadian “We got an unbelievable letter from this guy here (Col. year,� he noted. Junior Hockey League supremacy, the team came up one Keiver) that was posted on the bulletin board and every game short of winning the championship, despite reading morning the guys read it – a letter of inspiration about being




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The maniac in Pyongyang “This guy, he’s like a maniac, OK? He wiped out the uncle. He wiped out this one, that one. I mean, this guy doesn’t play games. And we can’t play games with him. Because he really does have missiles. Gwynne Dyer And he really does have nukes.” So spoke President Donald Trump in Iowa in January. North Korea flight-tested a ballistic missile on Saturday night that landed off Japan’s west coast, so what will he do now? What can he do? And is North Korea’s 33-year-old dictator, Kim Jong-un, really a maniac? South Korea’s foreign ministry certainly thinks so: “North Korea’s repeated provocations show the Kim Jong-un regime’s nature of irrationality, maniacally obsessed in its nuclear and missile development.” The same word was used a great deal after North Korea tested nuclear weapons in January and September of last year. But why would it be maniacal, or even irrational, for the North Korean leader to want nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the United States? After all, the United States not only has nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach North Korea; it has enough of them to eradicate the country twenty times over. If it is not maniacal for the United States to have them, why is it maniacal for the North Koreans? Because American leaders are responsible, they explain, whereas Kim Jong-un is a maniac. Begging your pardon, but isn’t that argument rather circular? The United States is the only country that ever developed nuclear weapons with the deliberate intention of using them. It was at the end of the Second World War, when tens of millions had already been killed, and moral restraints had largely been cast aside. But the United States never used its nukes again, even when it still had a monopoly on them – and all the other known nuclear powers got them in the name of deterrence: stopping somebody else from using nuclear weapons on them. The Soviet Union developed them to deter the United States from launching a nuclear strike. Britain and France got them to deter the Soviet Union. China got them to deter all of the above. And Pakistan and India each developed them because they suspected the other country was working on them.



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Only Israel developed nuclear weapons for use against enemies who did not already have them (and it still refuses to confirm their existence, although it is common knowledge in the strategic community). But Israel got them out of fear that its people would be “driven into the sea” if it lost a conventional war, back in the 1960s when it was conceivable that it could lose such a war. The intention was still defensive. So why can’t the rest of the world believe that North Korea is doing this in order to deter an American nuclear attack? North Koreans have lived sixty-five years with the knowledge that the United States could do that whenever it wanted, and it is not maniacal to take out a little insurance against it. The North Korean regime is brutally repressive and given to foaming at the mouth over minor slights. But since it has actually kept the peace for 64 years (while the United States has fought three large wars and many small ones), it is hard to maintain that it is maniacally aggressive. So why say it? Because if you don’t characterise North Korea as insanely dangerous, then you cannot justify forbidding it to have ballistic missiles (which several dozen other countries have) and nuclear warheads (which nine countries have, and another four had briefly before giving them up). Since none of the great powers want North Korea to have them, and they control the United Nations Security Council, they have managed to get special UN bans on both ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons for North Korea. Maintaining that the Pyongyang regime are maniacs is part of the programme, but it does frighten those who are not in on the joke. It would be better if the ban worked, since the world has more than enough nuclear powers already. However, the ban is essentially unenforceable, and the heavens will not fall if North Korea does get a few nuclear-tipped ICBMs one of these days. It will never have very many, and they will not be used for some lunatic “first strike” on countries that are tens of times more powerful. They will be for deterrence, only to be launched as an act of revenge from the grave. Just like everybody else’s. What can President Trump do about this? He could try bribing North Korea into suspending its work on missiles and bombs. That worked once before, but not for very long. There is really nothing useful to be done. And what will he say about it? Nobody knows, probably including him.

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Twitter. What is it good for…? Opinion by Chris Malette I don’t Tweet. That is, your correspondent, after a year shy of 40 years in newspapering, does not throw every burp and utterance out into the ether in 149-character messages on Twitter. We have a Twitter handle here for Belleville News and our papers in Quinte West, Brighton, Trent Hills and Central Hastings @inBelleville, but yours truly has eschewed the maddeningly pervasive practice. Hello, Donald Trump? Who wouldn’t dearly love to see him put his tiny hands in his pockets after handing over his cell phone to the nearest adult? My point, in a nutshell. Some may argue it makes no never-mind compared with some of the 700-word screeds I’ve penned over the years, in terms of inanity or just plain getting it wrong, but I have avoided a personal Twitter account for a few reasons. First and foremost is the simple nastiness of the platform. Take one of this area’s most infamous online conspiracy/intolerance spewers, a young stay at home mom who made headlines some months back for fanning the flames of a bogus pedophile ring in Washington involving Hillary Clinton staffers. The woman is a Tweeting junkie, a veritable Tweet-a-holic whose web of fellow Twitter dwellers would make your blood run cold with names like @toilet-f***er and @ZeroHour. She’s a flaming Islamophobe who screeches warnings about creeping Sharia law invading Canada, wishes she lived in the United States, Tweets incessantly about her love of all things Trump and far right politics and abhors immigration in most any form. Here she is on Twitter on last week’s charges of sex assault against teen girls in a water park at West Edmonton Mall: “I’ve been to this water park. Cool. Now the migrants are going to start raping kids in pools next?” On the judge from Seattle who put forward the first halt on Trump’s travel ban executive order: “The majority of Americans support the constitutional & legal temporary ban from 7 Muslimmajority countries. #NotMyCourtNotMyJudge” How’s this for a hashtag Ms. Crank? #NotYourCountryNotYourProblem One final gem from the keyboard that spews non-stop intolerance and hate: “Feminism helped to turn most men into a bunch of snivelling wimps, and now they have aligned with Islamists to bring savages to the West.” Nice place, that Twitterland, eh?

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Steve Ladurantaye, who was former ‘news and politics partnerships manager for Twitter Canada,’ was once, like your correspondent, an ink-stained wretch. We worked together some years ago when Ladurantaye was at The Kingston Whig-Standard where he was city editor and I was in the same role at The Intelligencer under Osprey and later Sun Media. Today, he’s digital news editor for the CBC and he penned a handy piece on the dos and don’ts of Twitter. “Someone asked me if I had any guidelines for how I use Twitter, and I thought I could think of maybe five things that I believe to be true. I’ve been on it for a few years now, and have made lots of mistakes. I’ve been boring, I’ve been funny, I’ve been not funny when I thought I was being funny, I’ve been argumentative, I’ve shared too much information, I’ve killed Gordon Lightfoot. “When I sat down to write down what I thought, I came up with more than I expected. So, here are my personal guidelines on how to use Twitter as a beat reporter. I often forget to follow many of them. 1. You are one Tweet away from being fired. 2. Be positive. Be nice. Don’t argue with people. 3. There is no difference between a professional account and a personal account. 4. Be yourself. If you’re funny, be funny. If you’re serious, be serious. Unless you’re a jerky know it all, then be someone else. 5. Engage with people who respond to your tweets. If an exchange is longer than a bunch of messages each way, use e-mail. 6. Sometimes people want to talk about where you work, which is mostly OK. But if someone is picking a fight, direct them to someone who is senior enough to actually do something about the problem. 7. Mistakes happen. Fix them and monitor to see if error repeated. Contact anyone who retweets, give them more information. 8. Libel is libel. Don’t do that. 9. Retweet. But it’s often better to add something to the link to explain why you’re doing it.” There are many more of these, but you get the picture. I personally decided to not enter the Twitterverse mostly out of respect for numbers 1 and 8, most specifically. In real terms, it’s quite simple – I can get myself in trouble in many, many more meaningful ways than tap-tap-tapping out mostly drivels in 149 characters or less. One needs only look at my oft-broken and resultant mini-van shaped nose to understand that.

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Quinte West launches active transportation plan, requests community’s input BY ERIN STEWART

CITY OF QUINTE WEST Holiday Opening for Retail Business Notice of Public Meeting Monday March 20, 2017 6:30 p.m. Council Chambers The City of Quinte West is considering enacting a by-law as a result of the request from Quinte West Chamber of Commerce to allow retail businesses to be open on Victoria Day, Canada Day and Labour Day within the City of Quinte West. Interested persons may express their comments at the noted meeting. Input received will be taken into consideration in the final decision. Kevin Heath, City Clerk City Hall 7 Creswell Drive PO Box 490 Trenton, ON K8V 5R6 Tel: 613-392-2841

Trenton - Quinte West formally launched its active transportation planning process for the city at the Trent Port Marina on Wednesday Feb. 8. The city is developing a network of active transportation routes and facilities that connect neighbourhoods, communities and various natural areas. Claire Basinski, project manager, spoke during the launch event and said they are looking to develop a long-term strategy to make the community more accessible and connected for people of all ages and abilities. "It's about walking, it's about cycling, but it's about rolling and about being able to access where you need to go, where you want to go within the city as well as outside the city too," she said. "We're a natural attraction here; how can we enhance that through active transportation and how can we make it more of a destination by allowing people to be active and to improve their quality of life throughout the city?" said Basinski. A Quinte West active transportation website,, has been launched as a tool to start the public consultation phase, gather public input and also keep the community informed.

"We're really hoping that this is going to be a starting point, a profile, a hub of information for people to learn more about what we're doing and to get involved," said Basinski. Gathering public input is starting now and a survey is available for residents to voice their opinions, wants and needs regarding active transportation at Chris Angelo, director of public works, said input from community stakeholder groups and partners is also extremely important including the health unit, the Quinte West OPP, CFB Trenton, and the conservation authority. Angelo said it's crucial for future planning and development of the city to have all of the information on active transportation gathered in one comprehensive plan moving forward to help the city's planning for future subdivisions, road networks and the reconstruction of roadways. "That's where it's really critical getting the public's input in all of this," he said. "It's a community plan." September is the deadline for the information-gathering process, said Angelo, so the consultants can finalize the plan and present the community's priorities to the city. "We need those priorities so that we can

develop our capital plans all around that," said Angelo. "That's why September is what we chose as a critical timeline to finalize the plan for staff then to sit down and work with council on the priorities going into 2018, when we start doing cost estimates and putting this all forward." Connecting links between waterfront trails is an area Angelo said the city is going to work on. A public open house is being scheduled for Thursday Feb. 23 at city hall to gather the public's input on the waterfront trail around the city hall and the Trent Port Marina. Angelo said drawings will be presented to the public and an idea on what the trail can look like. Quinte West Mayor Jim Harrison said they are in the early stages of expanding the city's trail system. "We're working on a plan from Fraser Park down to Research Castings and eventually to County Road 64 which will tie in to all the other trails," said Harrison. "What we're looking at is several million dollars is what's involved with it, but it'll be done over a few years, not just one year." For more information and to give input on active transportation in Quinte West, visit

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New doctor coming soon for Brighton via Hamilton BY SARAH HYATT

Brighton â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A general practitioner is making her way from Hamilton and will set up in Brighton, residents heard at Monday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s planning council meeting. Mayor Mark Walas and CAO Bill Watson spearheaded the announcement at the meeting, that Dr. Svetlana Stryuts will start sometime in early May of this year. She has committed to a seven-year contract with the municipality. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Today certainly is a good day to be able to bring this announcement forward,â&#x20AC;? said Walas Monday, as he reflected on â&#x20AC;&#x153;the good new story for Brighton.â&#x20AC;? The total cost to the municipality for the contract with Dr. Stryuts is $100,000. As outlined in Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s agenda, currently the community â&#x20AC;&#x153;lacks a sufficient number of family physicians to provide medical services to the Municipality of Brighton.â&#x20AC;? Financial assistance in this instance and in past instances has been used as incentive to attract and recruit doctors to the area. Dr. Stryuts will join the Brighton-Quinte West Family Health Team based out of Brighton. Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s announcement involving Dr. Stryuts makes this the third announcement for new doctors for the area. Though, Dr. Harrison Bishop, who is slated to also start this year with the health team, was technically recruited during the last term of council. Details surrounding his arrival however, were announced not long ago. In September, council announced Dr. Kelly Fernandes would join the health team in 2018. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re continuing to address the health care needs of the community as best as we can, as a council and as a [physician recruitment] committee â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all I can say is that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not go-

ing to stop, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to continue with this momentum and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worked out well so far,â&#x20AC;? said Walas. In the medical services agreement included in the agenda, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outlined the physician will do her best to roster a minimum of 1,000 patients within the first 18 months of practice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been working on a whole bunch of things, but this one came to us in a really unusual fashion, in that thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a local resident whose son was in medical school with this person some time ago and they were having a conversation and it came up,â&#x20AC;? said Watson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She made the introductions and we took it from there and had a couple meetings with the doctor and her family came and it all just Mayor Mark Walas at Monday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s council meeting announces another worked out. She met with the family health new doctor is coming to town this year. team, they were pleased with her.â&#x20AC;? Sarah Hyatt/Metroland Dr. Stryuts, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a â&#x20AC;&#x153;fully accredited doctails were not available as of our press deadline). tor at this moment,â&#x20AC;? said Watson, will reloWorries over space with the health team, are not currently cate to the area from Hamilton, with her husband and two cause for concern. children. Such concerns were previously identified, but as of now, The CAO reported the new doctor during her visits to town, was very impressed with Brighton, the facilities and services Watson reports a working solution is in place, as not all of the new doctors are starting all at once. here and the area in general. Councillor Brian Ostrander has reiterated the importance With all the necessary agreements now in place between the municipality, doctor and family health team, the province is for residents who are in need of a primary health care provider the sole party left to sign off on approval, explained Watson. to register with Health Care Connect. Stay with the Independent next week and online via www. With that said, the anticipated timeline is for Dr. Stryuts to start sometime in early May. A press release with more specif- for more council coverage, including ics surrounding the announcement of Dr. Stryuts was to be more budget news following an earlier Monday meeting and made public following Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting, on Tuesday, Feb. also, for a full report on the municipalityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision to sign an 14. (For publication, these de- agreement with the Brighton Health Services Centre, for the purchase of 170 Main St.

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OPP urge snowmobilers to stop taking risks as snowmobiler deaths rise to 13 for year BY ERIN STEWART

Six recent snowmobiler deaths have the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) urging snowmobilers to stop taking unnecessary risks while riding. The latest series of incidents bring this winter’s snowmobiler fatalities to 13, compared to eight deaths at this point last season, stated OPP Sgt. Lisa Grenier, specialized patrol coordinator, Highway Safety Division, in an OPP press release. OPP investigators are linking the fatalities to riding on unsafe ice, speeding, loss of control, alcohol use and driver inattention, said Grenier, confirming that driver behaviours continue to cause preventable snowmobile deaths. In the first week of February, an 11-year-old girl died after her snowmobile collided with a transport truck as she attempted to cross a major highway and in another collision

one snowmobile driver was killed and another in critical condition after two snowmobiles crashed head-on. Members of the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit also brought to shore the body of a man who was driving a snowmobile over a lake, the third incident of the season where a snowmobiler died while riding on unsafe ice, stated Grenier. “The vast majority of these incidents are not random accidents that can happen to just any snowmobiler. Somewhere along the way a risk was taken or an error in judgement was made,” said OPP deputy commissioner Brad Blair, provincial commander, traffic safety and operational support. “Sadly, tragedies occurred at an alarming rate last week and the only way to prevent them is for every snowmobiler to eliminate all forms of risk when riding.” The OPP and OFSC would like to remind the snowmobile community that family members can positively influence those who take unnecessary risks on a snowmobile.

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A wild card is a game changer. It’s the secret weapon. It adds adventure, an edge, it throws the predictable out the window and treats us to the possibility of a surprise ending. When Nathan Card opened Wild Card Brewing Company in 2015, he delivered on that possibility. “If we brewed great beer that we wanted to drink, we hoped others would want to drink it too”. They did. ”Last summer, I was delivering beer to a restaurant and a table of people stopped me. They told me everyone at the table was drinking Wild Card beer and that they were proud to have a great craft brewery in Trenton. At that moment, I knew we were doing something right!” Trenval Business Development Corporation was created in 1987 by the Federal Government to support small business and aspiring entrepreneurs. They grow our local economy by providing free business counselling and lending funds to start up and expanding businesses. Congratulations to this Trenval client and successful Young Entrepreneur in Action!

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Wild Card is rented out for small meetings, painting classes and friendly gatherings. It’s not a bar – it’s a craft brewery whose atmosphere is as unique as its offerings. Nathan provides a home delivery service and is travelling even further along the 401 as social media explodes with great reviews of his products. And he’s growing quickly as a sought-after line of tap and bottled beer so be sure to ask your restaurant servers for Wild Card. “Trenval was instrumental with our expansion to the new location. Without their financial assistance and continued support, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Well brewed success for a young entrepreneur who turned a passion, a philosophy, a well travelled love for beer, local funding and a wild card, into a winning hand. The Board and Staff of Trenval congratulate Nathan Card and are proud to have been a part of his success story!

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shown in the 2011 census was 10,928. Nearby in neighbouring municipalities, the next highest jump in population growth was seen in Cobourg, with a 5 per cent increase and then the Township of Cramahe, with a 4.6 per cent increase. Other places like the City of Belleville experienced a population growth of 2.6 per cent and in Quinte West, 1.1 per cent. Prince Edward County experienced a decline of 2.1 per cent. “We are extremely pleased with the census information which indicates Brighton is a desired place to move and build within our catchment area,” said Mayor Mark Walas, in light of Statistics Canada’s recent report. “Brighton continues to be an attractive place to live, to work and for people to bring their families to,” said Walas. Looking back to 1992, with 172 permits issued for the municipality at an estimated building value of nearly $6.6 million, a lot sure has changed and Brighton’s developed into a “jewel,” said Jones. To sort of be leading the charge for the area in terms of growth and with that 8.4 per cent, clearly, builders and people are continuing to choose to come here and this proves there’s quality work being done, Jones elaborated. “We’re having a lot of people come from the city and what’s great is, we’re kind of a nice middle ground for folks – close to Toronto, close to Ottawa, but it’s also a beautiful area, with lots of nature and Presqu’ile Provincial Park,” said Jones. Families can relocate from the city and still be close enough to see their grandkids, but they’re also not on the hook babysitting all the time, Jones joked. Jones’ predictions for 2017 are positive. With a number of subdivision projects on the go and more new builds expected, 2017 promises to be another year of steady growth, as more families choose Brighton as their place to live, said the building official.

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Batawa - An estimated 700 people attended this year's 11th annual Frostfest event at the Batawa Community Centre on Saturday Feb. 11, the largest attendance to date. Karen Parker, special events co-ordinator with the City of Quinte West, said this year's event was absolutely amazing. "We've had great weather, tremendous volunteers and we're expecting that we've seen over 700 people which is the biggest turnout thus far," said Parker. "I can't say enough good things, everyone worked really well together to put on this successful event." Parker said face painting and cotton candy were big hits, as well as the performance by Andy Forgie that had children dancing around, as well as skating with some of the Trenton Golden Hawks players on the outdoor rinks. Frostfest also offered live and interactive performances, marshmallow roasting, arts and crafts, balloon twisting, Kristie's Little Portable Petting Zoo and a horse and carriage ride. "We hope to continue next year and see the numbers grow," said Parker.

Tarra Anderson-Yost brought her family out to enjoy Frostfest and said they always have a good time at the event. "We love it, we've been here a few times and it's always lots of fun for the family," she said. "They loved the face painting for sure and the animals and the cotton candy, I have to admit, I think that was a favourite." It's nice to have activities going on both inside and outdoors, said Anderson-Yost. "Especially with a good day like today where it's not too cold, the kids love playing outside and with the animals, it's good to get them outside," she said. Kristie Istead, owner of Kristie's Little Portable Petting Zoo, has brought her animals to Frostfest for many years now. "It's a lot of fun, the kids absolutely love it," she said. "Last year was a little cold but this year we got lucky with the weather, it's been a really good turnout." Istead said the petting zoo animals are always a huge hit with the kids. "Especially the little ones who don't get to see them and when they finally get to see them for the first time they freak right out, it's really cool."

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G-Hawks fall 2-1 to Dukes BY ERIN STEWART

Trenton - The Trenton Golden Hawks outshot the Wellington Dukes 45-22 on Friday night, but couldn't find the back of the net and fell 2-1 on home ice. The first period started off with high energy from both teams and chances on net at both ends but the Dukes kicked off the scoring late in the first with a goal by Jackson Arcan at 17:45. "I felt we dominated at times in the second period and limited Wellington to very few chances but they were able to capitalize on a non-threatening play," said G-Hawks assistant coach Kevin Forrest. Rory Milne's wide angle shot found the back of the net at 9:30 into the second period, bringing the Dukes up 2-0. The G-Hawks responded right away and finally got on the board with a goal by co-captain Lucas Brown, assisted by Michael Silveri and Jordan Chard, 11 minutes into the second. The Hawks outshot the Dukes 19-7 in the sec-

ond and 13-6 in the third but could not successfully find the back of the net to tie the game. "It's not often you feel pretty good about the way you've played when you lose 2-1 but that was the case," said Forrest. "Credit to Wellington for playing a very good game but I think ultimately it was our power play that let us down, going 0 for 7." Wellington's goaltender, Connor Ryckman, made 44 saves out of 45 shots, Trenton's Elliot Gerth saved 11 out of 13 shots in 30 minutes and Chris Janzen saved all nine shots he faced in 30 minutes. The Dukes faced 24 minutes in penalties on 12 infractions and Trenton faced six minutes in the box on three infractions. The G-Hawks continue to lead the East Division with a 40-7-1-1 record, followed by Cobourg with 36-11-0-4 and the Wellington Dukes are in the fourth spot with a 29-18-1-3 record. Coming up, the G-Hawks with host the Trenton Golden Hawks’ Chays Ruddy. Georgetown Raiders on Friday Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

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Cramahe Township – No one was injured when a freight train slammed into a school bus that had become stuck on a crossing on Townline Road Monday morning. Northumberland OPP media relations officer Constable Steve Bates said the three people on board – the bus driver, school bus monitor and student – exited the

bus before it was struck by a Canadian Pacific train. “From what I understand it was three to four minutes,” after the trio got out that the collision occurred, Bates said. “So a pretty close call. It would have been traumatic for all three of them to witness that.” The train’s two engineers were

uninjured as well. “I just can’t imagine what their thoughts were when they were coming up on a school bus stuck in front of them, and not knowing whether there are students on the bus,” Bates said. CP reported the incident shortly after 7:30 a.m. Bates didn’t know if the reason

for the bus becoming stuck was “weather-related or something to do with the tracks themselves.” He did note there’s “a bit of an incline” at the crossing and that protocol requires a bus to stop and open up its door before proceeding across the tracks. “I don’t know if the incline had anything to do with (it) maybe (be-

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Former Stirling Reeve Carl Bateman dies at 89 BY TERRY MCNAMEE

Stirling - Carl Elliott Bateman, one of Stirling’s and Hasting County’s most accomplished public servants, died at Kingston General Hospital on Feb. 3. He was 89. A funeral service was held Thursday Feb. 9 in celebration of the life and service of the popular Mr. Bateman. Mr. Bateman, who was born on Dec. 26, 1927, spent his adult life working for the betterment of his community. He was a past master of the Stirling Masonic Lodge and a long-time member and former president of the Stirling Rotary Club. Bateman was the ClerkTreasurer and Administrator of the County of Hastings for nearly 27 years. He served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) for 20 years, including the roles of Executive Vice-President of AMO and the President of the Asso-

ciation of Counties and Regions of Ontario. He also was the former Reeve of Stirling and served on the Board of Governors of the Belleville General Hospital for 17 years, including four years as chairman. Current Hastings County Clerk Jim Duffin was a good friend of Mr. Bateman and worked with Mr. Bateman for many years. Duffin said Mr. Bateman was very involved in the fight against the province’s push to replace counties with regional government beginning in 1969 and continuing into the 1970s, a move which was opposed by Hastings County Council. “He worked very closely with the mayors of Trenton and Belleville and Prince Edward County at that time,” Duffin said. “Carl was very vocal that it (regional government) should not come this way. He was one of the key players to make sure that it didn’t happen.”

He said Mr. Bateman worked very close with all members of the County Council, which at the time had 36 members. “He was highly respected by all of them,” Duffin said. “He was quite a notable person. He was a good friend, and an excellent leader.” Mr. Bateman is survived by Marjorie (neé Wright), his wife of 67 years, his children Karen (Jeff), Kathy (Arthur) and Bruce (Helen) and five grandchildren. He also leaves his brother, Ross Bateman. The funeral was held at the Stirling Funeral Chapel on Thursday, Feb. 9. Interment will take place in the spring at Stirling Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made at the funeral home by cheque to The Heart of Hastings Hospice (Madoc) or the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 228 (Stirling). Online condolences may be left at

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Hastings Manor administrator getting help in staffing BY JACK EVANS

Belleville - The meeting only lasted a few minutes, but there were some significant motions passed by the Hastings /Quinte Long Term Care Committee on Wednesday of last week. A key motion was to recommend to county council the hir-

ing of a new executive staffer who will serve as assistant to department head Debbie Rollins, specifically for Hastings Manor in Belleville. CAO Jim Pine noted that at one time there were â&#x20AC;&#x153;site co-ordinatorsâ&#x20AC;? at both Hastings and Centennial Manors. A couple of years ago, the county cut those

positions for cost-savings. But, it now seems clear that, at least for the larger Belleville facility, some sort of assistant is needed to allow a fair workload for Debbie Rollins, the department head. The recommendation was approved. Also approved was a recommendation to sign an agreement

with Diagnostic Imaging Services for Hastings Manor. The move has no budgetary impact and comes with the support of in-house physicians and staff. The project will monitor reduction in residents sent to an emergency department and the merit of increased chest x-rays within

90 days of being admitted to the home. A portable x-ray machine will be used. The contract will run for two years with costs being billed to OHIP. Elected new chair of the committee was Coun. Dave McCue, of Quinte West.



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Three arrested in Roll Up Rim cup caper Belleville police have arrested three teens in a theft of boxes of Tim Hortonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contest cups at the Wallbridge Loyalist Road Timâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outlet Feb. 2. Police had originally arrested Steven Seabold, 19, of Stirling, in a plot to steal â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Roll Up The Rimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; cups by the caseload from a storage room at the Tim Hortonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outlet where he used to work. Security cameras captured the theft and police said they had been searching for two more suspects alleged to have worked with Seabold on the theft. On Tuesday, Feb. 7, a 17-year old Belleville boy, who cannot be identified under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was

arrested and charged with one count of break, enter and theft. He was released with a court date in March. The following day, 18-year old Alexander Leonard, of Belleville, turned himself into police. He too was arrested and charged with one count of break, enter and theft. He was released with a court date on March 16. On Feb. 9, the original accused, Seaborn, once again turned himself back in to police and was again arrested. A third charge of theft under $5,000 was laid for what is described as a third carton full of the contest cups. He was released with a court date of March 16.

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The Good Earth A Rose is a Foxglove is a Geranium (Part Two)

Dan Clost We discovered several interesting facts in last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s column. Firstly, there was a time when a person could know everything there was to be known about the world. Carl von LinnĂŠ, or Carolus Linnaeus, was one of

those chaps. Secondly, in the gardening world, Linnaeus is the person who first introduced the idea of a binomial (or two-name system). Thirdly, it was until modern science (that is to say, what we called modern science in the 1960â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) was able to examine the actual make up of plant cells that his Domain of the Three Kingdoms-animal, vegetable and mineral- was expanded in 1969. His method of arranging plants according to shared similarities continues to be the deciding factor as to how plants are ranked. Before we move into the actual process of naming plants, let me introduce two other concepts that some credit Linnaeus for introducing to science. One was the idea that a plant, or any living organism, did not exist in isolation and depended upon an interconnected environment. Today we routinely talk about food chains and the soil food web. Another idea was the thought that in order to diagnose or manage a plantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health, you first

had to know about the plant including pests and diseases. Today, we call that integrated pest management of IPM for short. One more interesting tidbit: the authoritative document, The International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants (ICNCP), as of 2016, states that any changes to the names are retroactive to 1753. That is the year which Linnaeus published Species Plantarum in which he set out the ranking system. So, how does this ranking system work? Everything is arranged in groups which are further divided into smaller groups. The big group is the world and everything on it, e.g. Domain. This is divided into Kingdoms, e.g. Vegetable or Plant Kingdom. Starting at the largest group and working our way to the smallest, the ranking looks like this: Domain, Kingdom, Division, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species, Variety, Cultivar and Forma. We can actually take

it down 9 more subsets, each one more rigidly defined) but, as mentioned last week, that is way beyond my pay scale. One way to look at this is how we would define ourselves in terms of the universe. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d go from galaxy (Milky Way Domain) to solar system (egocentrically, still called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our Solar System Kingdom) to planet (Earth, Division) to hemisphere (Northern Class) to continent (North America, Order) to country (Canada, Family) to province (Ontario Genus) to County (Northumberland Species) to municipality (Quinte West Cultivar) to town (Trenton, Forma). For the most part, we are interested in Genus and Species. In fact, this is the level where Linnaeus made his great contribution: he said every plant must be identified with binomial nomenclature. The most common language used is Latin unless a word origin can be traced back to Greek. The ICNCP prefers that plants which are found in the wild are identified

using Latin while deliberate hybrids, cultivars, etc. may employ less rigorous limits. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how it works in real life. A very popular plant in the landscape is the Serviceberry. (Or perhaps a Shadblow, a Juneberry, a Sugarplum, a Chuckleberry get the idea.) This plant is native to...well it depends on which of the above monikers you picked. To be precise, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m referring to Eukaryotes, Angiosperm, Eudicots, Rosids, Rosales, Rosacea, Amelanchier, canadensis. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no way I remembered that, Gentle Reader. I had to look it up. What I do remember is that A. canadensis is in the Rosacea family and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big family. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find apples, hawthorns, mulberries and even roses; in fact, those plus 87 more genera can be pencilled in on the family tree. There is more to it than youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find in a short gardening column, but this will get you started. Just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come to my shop and ask for bluebells.

REPORTS FOR FEBRUARY 2017 What is 4-H? 4-H is a non-profit positive youth development organization that spans 70 countries across the world and 12 provinces across the crountry. For over a century, 4-H Ontario has been working to build youth as leaders within their communities and assets to the world. With roots in rural Ontario, today 4-H Ontario is open to all youth across the province of all backgrounds. In 4-H, youth ages 6-21 and screened engaged volunteer leaders come together to learn about selected topics through fun hands on activities and mentorship. There are also provincial camps, conferences, competitions and national and international travel opportunities available to further develop skills in leadership, business, selfconfidence and more. 4-H provides youth with a place they can be involved, accepted, valued and heard while developing valuable leadership and life skills. With unique projects, club activities and local, regional and provincial programs, 4-H is a proven leader to: â&#x20AC;˘ Building effective leaders â&#x20AC;˘ Training successful speakers & communicators â&#x20AC;˘ Developing a variety of life and technical skills â&#x20AC;˘ Bringing families & communities together â&#x20AC;˘ Creating future opportunities for youth

4-H Motto â&#x20AC;&#x153;Learn to do Bt Doingâ&#x20AC;?

4-H Pledge I pledge My Head to clearer thinking, My Heart to greater loyalty, My Hands to Larger Service, My Health to better living for my club, my community and my country. 4-H Clubs 4-H Ontario defines a â&#x20AC;&#x153;clubâ&#x20AC;? as a group of at least two screened volunteers in good standing and six participants. Under the guidance of club leaders, 4-H participants run the club, make the decisions and set and carry out the directions for the project. The club decides on a topic (project) and through leader instruction and hands on learning, participants spend 12 hours or more exploring the topic during meetings. New this year = there is no restriction on how many meetings need occur to make up these minimum 12 hours, 4-H Ontario policy does not restrict the number of clubs a member can belong to, however some 4-H Associations do have limits In order to successfully complete a project and receive credit, 4-H participants will: â&#x20AC;˘ Attend and participate in at least 2/3 of all club meetings time â&#x20AC;˘ Complete ALL club requirements to the satisfaction of the club leaders and â&#x20AC;˘ Participate in the club achievement program as developed by their leaders

How old do youth need to be to become 4-H participants? Cloverbuds Ages 6-8 === The Cloverbud Program is specifically geared to this group. Hastings County has in place a Cloverbud Program if you are interested in this program please contact Rebecca Posthumus at: Members Ages 9-21 - Members can join clubs and complete as many projects as they desire. There are many other opportunities for members. *Age is based on a calendar year. For example, a youth who turns 9 years old on December 31, 2016 is considered to be 9 for the year 2017 If you have youth who is interested in the below listed clubs please contact the listed leaders for start dates: The Square Box Gardening Project: Beth Lake: The Dairy Project! Learn how to care for a dairy calf and how to prepare it for show! Analyze the ins and outs of dairy production! South Hastings Dairy Club: Edward Huffman: 613-885-6037 Sterling-Tweed Dairy Club: Tim Hunt 613-478-6143 Brian Sillsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 613-477-1533

The Beef Project! Be introduced to how to care for a beef project calf. Learn about todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s purebred and commercial beef markets. Centre Hastings Beef Club: Megan Burnside: 613-242-8775 Marcie Reavie: 613-336-8796 All Livestock Clubs are summer clubs and they run from April to September, while other clubs can be anytime of the year. Leaders of the livestock clubs will help members locate calves. The Horse Project! Being a top horseman or horsewoman requires learning all you can about horses, and achieving goals for you and your horse. With humane training methods, a well-trained horse will respond to your wishes and give you its best. Members will develop respect for horses, responsibility in caring for horses, and discipline in the way horses are handled. There are several ways to participate in the horse project, even if a member doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t own their own horse, The Stirling Horse Club - With this club you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need a horse Sarah Wolters: 613-989-0053

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Off the beaten path in Lubbock, Texas I’ve previously written a travel piece about visiting the Buddy Holly Centre in Lubbock, Texas, for this attraction was my main reason for wanting to visit this city located in the northwest part of the Lone Star State. However, once I arrived there, I discovered that Lubbock offered several other interesting attractions, too, so I’ve decided to mention six of these in today’s article: 1 National Ranching Heritage Centre: This museum and historical park preserves the history of the west’s ranching and pioneer life, but what makes it particularly special, to me, is its Los Corralitos, Sotol House, and its Blankenship Cow Chip House. This first structure was built in the 18th century and contains no windows and only one fortified door, along with some gun ports (it was obviously built to offer the ranching residents protection from enemy intruders). The second structure was built in 1904 using the yucca-like sotol plant, for early settlers found few building materials available – and its thatched roof was made from native grasses. The latter structure was built in 1907 and was used to store dry cow manure; these dried cow chips were burned for heat and cooking when wood was not readily available. 2 The American Wind Power Centre: This unusual museum houses the world’s largest collection of historic windmills. It details the history and importance of water collection in the west, and it’s the place to find out “everything you wanted to know about windmills but were afraid to ask”. I was particularly impressed by its collection of Iron Turbine Windmills, Halladay Windmills, its Aermotor Tilting Tower, and its display of a bird’s nest that was completely made out of barbed wire. 3 Robert Bruno Steel House: Architect, sculptor, and educator Robert Bruno began constructing a steel house in Lubbock in 1973. It was still not completed by the time of his death in 2008. This strangely shaped, unique, three storey structure is built on four hollow legs, weighs 110 tons, and overlooks Ransom Canyon. The walls are of welded rusted metal or stained glass creations, and they’re designed in such a way to optimize the light and emphasize the spectacular vistas. 4 Prairie Dog Town: Of-

ten looked upon elsewhere as an inconvenient pest, the prairie dog is actually protected here in a prairie dog colony. It was actually the first protected prairie dog colony in the entire nation. This is the place to go to see these creatures in their natural habitat, and you’ll be rewarded with several ‘photo ops’ of these playful creatures, fighting among themselves, burrowing, shrieking, or simply standing at attention on their back feet! It’s located within Mackenzie Park, and it’s free. 5 Eva Mae’s Pit Barbecue: This unusual and very popular dining experience is only available three days a week (Thurs., Fri., and Sat.) and only for a few hours (11 am until sold out). Therefore, people tend to form a long line quite early, for many brag that it’s “the best BBQ” – and it also offers FREE BEER with your meal! Yes, instead of getting a liquor license to sell it, the beer is simply giv-

This Sotol House is found at the National Ranch Heritage Centre. John M. Smith/Metroland

en away to its customers! This popular vendor used to sell out of a trailer, but there’s now an actual rented warehouse on the outskirts of Lubbock that’s used as the restaurant. I was

amazed at the crowd! Try their grits, baked beans, smoked brisket, green chili sausage, turkey, and ribs. 6 Cast Iron Grill: Yet another unique dining experience is to be found at Lubbock’s Cast Iron Grill, where “It’s all about the boots, pie, and chicken fry”. This restaurant features home cooking and is best known for its delectable pies - so much so that people have

pie for breakfast – before it’s sold out! My favourite was the strawberry banana split pie! This downtown restaurant also features some humorous signs that are sprinkled throughout. One read “There’s a skinny girl living inside me that’s trying to get out, but I can usually shut her up with cookies.” Another stated: “Seven days without chocolate makes one weak.” Yet another one was “If you want breakfast in bed, sleep in the kitchen.” There are, indeed, a number of interesting attractions to check out in Lubbock, Texas. For More Information: www. (Travel and accommodations provided by Visit Lubbock)


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“Avec Plaisir” brings the French connection BY JACK EVANS

Belleville - It is too late for Valentine’s Day but the French reputation of love of beauty, including music, will be front and centre for the Quinte Symphony’s concert on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2:30 p.m. at Bridge Street United Church. The concert is billed as an afternoon of music by famed and beloved Paris-born composer Camille Saint Saens. A child prodigy on piano rivalling Mozart (according to critics), Saint Saens led a long and prolific composing life, traveling extensively, and fervently defending the long-established principles of melodic and harmonic beauty as established by the masters.

Featured work for this concert will be the first ever Belleville live performance of one of his most famous works, Symphony No.3 in C minor (The Organ Symphony) in which a pipe organ joins the orchestra for a stirring, anthem-like final movement. This piece will probably sound familiar to many listeners as that theme was used as the music for the popular motion picture, “Babe,” the pig who wanted to be a sheep dog. Returning to the console of the powerful and recently refurbished Bridge Street organ console for this performance will be former church musician Terry Head. Two other shorter works, both by Saint Saens, are also on the

program. This will also be the first concert to show off the orchestra’s new full four-drum timpani set of solid copper and resounding tone. Tickets are available at the Quinte Arts Council office, Sam the Record Man, Books and Company , Picton; and J.B.Books , Trenton; as well as online at www., $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students and children, free, also available at the door. Quinte Symphony concludes its regular concert season on Sunday , May 7 with a pops themed concert in The Regent Theatre, Picton, starring the internationally acclaimed hit group, The Sultans of String.

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CN PENSIONERS’ Association and District Dinner meeting on Feb 23. Greek Banquet Hall 70 Harder Dr. Belleville. All CN pensioners, their spouses, widows, and new members are welcome. Doors open at 11:00 AM KIWANIS COMMUNITY BREAKFAST Feb 19 9-Noon Land O’ Lakes Curling Club. Adults - $8, children under 12 $4. Also have a Bake Sale ‘Draw to the Button’ contest with prizes FEB 19 at 4:30 PM Music at Saint Thomas “Mystery” reception will follow. Admission: Pay-What-You-Can GRIEFSHARE: A supportive ministry for those grieving the death of a loved one. Maranatha Church, 100 College St. W. Daytime group: Wednesdays 10:00 am – noon. Evening group: Thursdays 7– 9pm. $20.00. 613 962 8220 SCOTTISH COUNTRY Dancing: Come alone or bring a partner. Classes Tuesday evenings, 7:30-9:30pm, Harry J. Clarke School, 77 Rollins Dr., Belleville. Info 613-965-4212 or 613-967-1827. BELLEVILLE LEGION Br. 99: Fish & Chips, first and third Fridays of month, 4-6 p.m. Open Euchre, Tuesdays, 1 pm. Open Shuffleboard Wednesdays, 12:30 PM. Canteen open every Friday 4-7 p.m. Meat Rolls and Horse Races 4:30 pm., Legion Clubroom 132 Pinnacle St, Belleville. Age of majority HALL RENTALS 613-968-9053 HOME HELP & Home Maintenance support service (cleaning, meal prep, shopping, snow removal, etc). 613-969-0130 or Deseronto at 613-396-6591. EMMAUS CANCER Support Group Feb 20 at 7 p.m. at Hastings Park Bible Church, 36 Harder Drive. open to anyone coping with cancer, their family members and/or caregivers. 613-922-5804 or 613-962-9628

BRIGHTON FEB 18, Quinte Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society “Tales of the Script: Learning the Alphabet” old handwriting styles from the 19th century, handwritten records of the 1800s. Everyone welcome, Quinte West Public Library, 1-3 pm. www. CREATIVE CAFÉ Drop-in Feb 21st, 1-3pm $2 46 Prince Edward Street, Unit #14, Brighton, To register, (613)475 4190 FEB 17TH. Winterlude Pub Night at the Brighton Legion, featuring Ian Roy, Shepard pie dinner and dancing. Tickets $20.00. DROP-IN INDOOR Walking Program: Tuesdays and Thursdays each week until

March 9th, 6 –7:30pm, Centennial Secondary School, 160 Palmer Rd. Free. 613962-0000, ext. 233. JOYFULL NOISE Women’s Choir practices every Monday, 7-9 p.m. at the Brighton Legion. New members welcome. 613 397-3236. BRIGHTON CLOTHING Depot 5 Craig St Open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 8; Sat 10 – 1 Please No Furniture Or Tvs SUPPERS READY - Wednesdays, 5-6 pm at Trinity-St.Andrrws United Church, 56 Prince Edward St., Brighton. donations accepted. BRIGHTON SOCCER Registration Dates Feb 22nd 6:30-8:30pm Upstairs At The Arena New This Year A U21 Division All Games To Be Played In Brighton $70.00 For Youth 10 And Under $80.00 For Youth 11 And Up *$50.00 For Those signing up for our new division of U21 613-848-5337 or www.

CAMPBELLFORD SKATING AND hot chocolate at local arenas on Family Day, Feb 20, Warkworth Arena from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon Campbellford Arena from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. All skaters will receive a coupon for a complimentary hot chocolate. CAMPBELLFORD-SEYMOUR HERITAGE Society Feb 20,7:30 PM at the Heritage Centre, 113 Front St. N. Program will be A Glimpse at 100 Years of the NHL. All are welcome. BLOOD PRESSURE Clinic, Feb. 17 2017 at Campbellford Memorial Hospital, 1-4pm, Room 249 2nd Floor. All Welcome. FEB 17TH, Belleville Legion – Trilogy 7-11 pm. Plenty of room for dancing! Everyone welcome (age of majority event). LADIES: LOOKING to join a new groupCampbellford IODE is looking for new members. If interested, call Kathryn, at 705-696-2166. FEB. 17TH 6PM Valentine’s Roast Beef Odd Fellows Hall 240 Victoria St. Adults $15, Children under 8 $7 705-653-0072 LIONS CLUB of Campbellford needs you! call Don May @ 705-947-2107 or Eric Holmden @ 705-653-3075.

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Wed. of each month, 9:30-11:30am. Madoc (613) 707-3879 Arts Centre/Skate Park, 242 Durham St. COLD CREEK Cloggers, Monday nights. GOSPEL SING The Chapel of The Good Madoc. Info: 613-962-0892 Beginner class 6:30pm. Trenton Baptiste Shepherd 513 Ashley St. Foxboro Feb 18 Church 15 South St. First night free. 6136:30 pm Lunch After MARMORA 920-9034 FEB 18 Meat Roll Marmora Legion 1:30PM FRANKFORD Jam Session Feb 19 1PM-4PM $5.00 cover MINOR SOFTBALL registrations Trenton EUCHRE - every Tuesday at 1 p.m. All charge. No charge. Lunch available at arena feb 18 10am-2pm Register every thurs in march frankford public school welcome Mapleview Community & Seniors minimal charge 630-8pm Tball, jr mite $50 Mite, squirt Club 1030 Mapleview Road, 613-3953751 Basic Foot Care the 2nd and 4th BINGO EVERY Monday Marmora Legion $100 Peewee, bantam $120 Email frankMonday of each Month $25 613-921-3245 Early Birds Start at 7PM Jam Session every Monday Club Room 6PM-9PM Chase the or 613-395-3751 Ace Every Friday Ticket sales noon-8PM. TWEED OPEN MIC, first Friday of the month, TGIF Draw 8:30PM Darts every Friday 1PM Mixed Darts, 4-7 pm. Frankford Legion and 7PM club Room Club Room Now GATEWAY COMMUNITY Health Centre is urgently seeking volunteers for its Pole FRANKFORD UNITED Church: Sunday Open Sundays 1PM-5PM Walking program. 1-2hrs/week (flexible). service with Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. MEMORY CAFÉ, 2nd Tues. of month, 613-478-1211 ext. 228. All are welcome. 10-11:30am. Marmora Library W. Shannon FRESH AWAKENING. A joint EvangeliHOLY TRINITY Anglican Church, 60 Rm. 37 Forsyth St. Marmora. 613-962-0892 cal Service sharing testimonies of the power North Trent Street, Soup’s On Luncheon of God & worship led by TPC worship STIRLING Feb 23, 11:30-1p.m. $7. band. Feb. 19th @ 6 pm Tweed PenteSTIRLING & District Horticultural Society costal Church, 16 Jamieson St W, Tweed. HASTINGS presents Quinte Botanical Gardens, Feb TUESDAY BID euchre at 7 p.m.,, and HASTINGS LEGION ... Sunday February 20 at 7pm at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Thursday regular euchre at 1 p.m. At the 19th The All Woman Dart Tournament Church Hall, 110 Mill St. seed sharing of Actinolite hall. For inquiries 613 403-1720. cost is $40 per team doubles $10 per team members’ successful garden plant varieties. renew your membership now. New TWEED LEGION offers Pool on Wednes705 - 696-2363 & non members welcome. 613-398-0220 days at 6:30, Shuffleboard on Thursdays HASTINGS LEGION every Friday blind at 7 and Darts at 7:30 on Fridays. We hold draw double darts starting at 7:15 pm Fri- SENIORS EUCHRE every Thursday, 1 bi-weekly Euchre on Saturdays at 1 pm, pm, Stirling Legion Branch #228, Stirlingday afternoon meat draws in clubroom Marmora Rd. Only $2 to play, refreshments Meat Draws once a month and free music starting at 5:15 pm afternoons. 613-478-1865 or tweed428rcl@ provided. (613) 395-2002. HASTINGS & District Seniors Club, 6 Albert St. E Hastings, Civic Centre down- TRENTON TWEED LIBRARY: Bridge every Tuesday stairs. Mon-Regular Euchre, 12:30pm from 1-4. Knitting every Friday from 2-4 Tues- Bid Euchre, 1pm. Tournaments TRENTON HORTICULTURAL Society Feb 16, Trenton United Church, 85 Dundas FREE COMMUNITY kitchens, Gateway every 4th Sat. of month, alternating bid Street East,7 pm Pie Social & Chinese CHC in Tweed, third Tuesday of each euchre then reg euchre. Auction $2.00 Guest Fee month, 1:30-3:30pm. Taste new foods, HAVELOCK PROBUS CLUB of Quinte West meets learn to cook in healthy ways, and meet GOSPEL SINGS at Stone Jug Hall Hwy 1st Thursday of the month, 9:30 a.m., new people. Info or to register, call the 7, Donations only. last sat of each month upstairs at the RCL 110, Trenton. All Dietitian at 613-478-1211 ext 228. seniors welcome. 613-475-5111 (no Dec meet). 613-473-2755 Do you have a community RC LEGION Br 389 Havelock, Monday QUINTE QUILTERS Guild, 7 PM, first event you would like to Senior Darts, 12:30Pm, Bingo 6:30Pm Wednesday of the month. St Columba see in the paper? Tuesday Shuffleboard, 12:30Pm Thursday Church, Bridge St. E. Everyone is welcome. Ladies Darts 1Pm Friday Open Darts 7:00 QUINTE LANDLORDS Association Please email your submission to Pm Saturday Meat Draws 3:00 Pm members meet, network, share knowledge, Deadline for submissions hear a guest speaker, third Wednesday for the weekly thursday MADOC of month 630pm. Advance registration edition is every WOMENS CAREGIVER Group, women required . $10. To register, use the contact Monday at 3pm. caring for a person with memory loss. 3rd form on or

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Belleville – Large patients are placing a health strain on paramedics. Discussed at a previous meeting, Hastings/Quinte Emergency Services Committee revisited the issue of back strain at last week’s regular meeting. County EMS Director Doug Socha reviewed the problems associated with increased weight loads of typical patients, the result of overweight lifestyles. He noted that the Quinte area is disproportionately higher in this than other parts of Ontario and that his unit has already had “one career-ending back injury” while loading someone into an ambulance. Besides the increased weight of many patients, gurney equipment is becoming increasingly heavy. He then reviewed new technology that can provide a “track” on stretchers so they can easier go up or down stairs and “power stretchers” that reduce some or all of the physi-

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cal lift involved in loading and unloading. He said he had originally planned to incorporate at least one such device in next year’s budget, but is now wanting to move one up into the current year budget and gradually build up enough to have at least one for each of the unit’s 18 ambulances. He also referred to an insurance company’s report showing the increasingly high incidence of back injuries in the workplace and their costs and the reality of ambulance service applicants looking for such equipment to plan a longer career. Such implements are already successfully in use in other Eastern Ontario jurisdictions, he said, although the cost, at up to $45,000, is several times higher than a standard stretcher. His recommendation was approved, as was his report for 2017 , which showed an increase in service calls in excess of six per cent.

Hastings County Council is likely to give a sharp boost in funding for affordable housing following a recommendation from the Hastings/ Quinte Community and Human Services Committee last week. One recommendation adopted by the committee was to boost affordable housing construction by $1 million, starting this year and for the next few years. Department director Steve Gatward explained that the county had applied for such funding from the province on a six-year program originally designated for a home renovation program. Gatward said that “while useful,” it has extra costs in administration associated

with it as experienced by other municipalities. These include supervision by experienced staff for necessary inspections, increased county staff time to process and monitor funding dispersals and a rental formula rate that leaves costs too high for those in the Quinte area who most need such help. Since the funds are already allocated by the province, there will be no impact on the county’s budget. The motion includes calling for a request for proposals for new housing units which will better meet the needs. This will bring the total county funding for new affordable housing units for the next two years up to $2,286,490.

The halls were alive with the Sound of Music at Albert BY JACK EVANS

Three consecutive nights of full-house audiences tell it all. Bellevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic Albert College, marking its 160th anniversary this year, knows how to stage a musical. Some of the talent on display in this challenging but beautiful show, would rival that of the Belleville Theatre Guild, or even professional companies, especially five-year-old Gillian Foster who plays the cute and capable Gretl, youngest child of Capt. Georg Von Trapp, played by Spencer Phillips. With a cast of about 20, spanning Nazis to nuns, plus von Trapp and his seven children, best friend, Max (Kiaran Solomon) and wannabe wife Marta (Madeline BuxRosemary Woods as Maria and Gillian Foster as Gretl sit ton,) show director, staffer Leslie Austin, on the bench while the other children cluster around in recruited strong vocal and acting skills for the key roles like Rosemary Woods as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Sound of Musicâ&#x20AC;? at Albert College last weekend. Submitted photo irrepressible Maria (â&#x20AC;&#x153;How do you hold a

whirlwind in your hand,â&#x20AC;?) and Ava Guse as the understanding Mother Abbess who gets to sing the anthem-like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Climb Every Mountain.â&#x20AC;? She also has good blocking and smooth set transitions in the dark. A show of Austrian Alps scenes with German background music and projected scene backgrounds are both clever and effective touches. Ensemble singing, especially by the nunsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; chorus, is dramatically moving in their Latin intonation of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Preludiumâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gloria Patris,â&#x20AC;? then recessing with candles down the main aisle. The childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s numbers were also well sung. All the songs are there, even some less familiar like â&#x20AC;&#x153;How Can Love Surviveâ&#x20AC;? as Capt. Von Trapp contemplates marrying the rich and influential Marta. He is eventually turned off by her pro Nazi sympathies.

Choreography is mostly simple but effective. There could have been more creativity here. The audience was perfectly happy as it was. Other key roles, all well done, were Maxim Sindall as Rolf, the youthful Nazi who had a crush on the eldest daughter, Liesl, played by Anna Nixon, Man Ka (Ruby) Kam as Baroness Elsa Schrader, the captainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chief executive and Pinlin (Rain) Song as Friedrich, the butler, plus the talented children. The cast reflected the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elementary as well as secondary level students and used only one staff member as the mother abbess, whose rich voice almost raised the roof. It also reflected the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s international student population as its reputation is now world wide. The public can look forward to more Albert College musical presentations in the months and years ahead.

Loyalist College January enrolment largest in collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history Belleville â&#x20AC;&#x201C; January enrolment increased at Loyalist College with new January registrations numbering 355 this year, the largest number of January starts in the collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history. Governors were told this at February 9 board meeting, and they welcomed the news, as it means the college has succeeded in its ambition in growing enrollment, especially with international students. The increased numbers are the result of more program offerings in January, increased enrolment of international students, as well as retention efforts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are seeing increased numbers of students starting their programs in January, and at other times of the year,â&#x20AC;? explained Ann Drennan, acting vice-president academic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Registrations in the New Year include over 150 new international students, bringing the total population of international students studying at Loyalist to over 300 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; double the international enrolment of the previous year.â&#x20AC;? Loyalist President & CEO Ann Marie Vaughan said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;in fact, the college has met the international enrolment goal for 2020, well ahead of the plan.â&#x20AC;? Vaughan also commented that the increase in January registrations reflects the

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Quinte Ballet School of Canada to launch dance class for those with Parkinson’s

Belleville – The Quinte Ballet School of Canada is getting ready to launch a new program that might make a world of difference for participants physically, mentally and spiritually. The pilot class Dancing with Parkinson’s is set to start on Thursday, March 2 at 11 a.m. at the school at 196 Palmer Rd., in west-end Belleville. It’s a 12-week program, with sessions taking place every Thursday at 11 a.m. up to May 18. The program is being put on by Laura Ryan, a graduate of Webster University’s school of dance in St. Louis, Missouri. She recently moved to Belleville and wanted to get involved with the QBSC and pursue her passion of teaching dance to people facing health-related challenges She recently volunteered for an organization in Toronto that taught dance classes for people who had suffered strokes and for people with Parkinson’s disease. She was so thrilled with the experience that upon moving here she approached the QBSC with the idea and began gauging interest in the community. An information session held re-

cently at the school was well attended and she believes the class will reach its capacity of about 20 students. Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease, which can cause a person to have tremors, lose balance and lose control of muscles. So, on the surface, it would seem that dancing wouldn’t be easy for someone suffering from such a condition. However, Ryan’s found some people with Parkinson’s find it therapeutic to participate in a dance class. Like in any class, the participants warm up their muscles with certain exercises and then begin moving to music. The class will teach a range of style from ballet to tap to group dance. “Everyone is always taller when they leave,” said Ryan. “They’re more graceful, more comfortable, more confident.” She stressed that the class is geared for people of all levels and abilities. No experience is necessary to participate and no one will be asked to do anything they’re not comfortable with. “If you don’t want to get out of your chair that day, you don’t have to get out of your chair that day.” QBSC artistic director Catherine Taylor said she’s thrilled that the school’s been able to partner with Ryan for the project, as dance classes

for people with Parkinson’s is a worldwide phenomenon. To her knowledge, similar types of dance classes are being provided in about 100 communities, across nine countries now. Well, maybe it’s now 101 with Belleville on board, she pointed out, with a laugh. “This is wonderful for our school.” Taylor said matching people with Parkinson’s with dance instructors makes sense. A trained dancer is very in tune with their body and the act of dancing helps them utilize muscles they may not even realize they have. So the hope is that a person with Parkinson’s, who may be frustrated with losing control of their body, will discover movements they can do and get a spark of positive energy. Ryan said the class is intended to help participants feel good about themselves, not just while in the studio, but as they leave and go back to regular life. “Inside (the studio) they feel free,” she said. “They can take that feeling and use it in their everyday life too.” She hopes the class will help people not “feel so trapped in their own bodLaura Ryan is about to launch a class called Dancing with Parkinson’s ies.” For more information on the class at the Quinte Ballet School of Canada, with support from the school’s email Ryan at danceparkinsonsqbsc@ artistic director Catherine Taylor (left). Stephen Petrick/Metroland

Quinte and District Maple Syrup Producers 2017 First Tapping Ceremony Friday, February 24th, 2017 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Hosted By

O’Hara Mill Volunteers Association O’Hara Mill Homestead, 638 Mill Road, Madoc

Schedule of Events 11:00 am Arrive and Socialize 12:00 pm Opening and Welcome by OMSPA “First taps” for 2017 Todd Smith, MPP Hastings and Prince Edward County Dave Little, O’Hara Volunteers Assoc. 12:30 pm Lunch - Pancakes and Local Maple Syrup If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Steve Needham 613-473-6780.

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Belleville Wheelchair Basketball gets help from Stirling pond hockey BY TERRY MCNAMEE

Belleville - Wheelchair Basketball Belleville received a welcome infusion of cash on Thursday, Feb. 2, with a donation of $2,652 from the Fifth Annual Kerr Pond Hockey Tournament held Jan. 28 in Stirling. Tournament organizer John Kerr presented the money to Wheelchair Basketball Belleville program director Katherine Kerr. She said the program, which be-

gan about two years ago, runs every Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Belleville YMCA. People of all ages are welcome. "We welcome everybody, all abilities," she said. "We're able to play five on five most nights." She said the program is free for YMCA members and is $5 per night for nonmembers. Special sports wheelchairs are provided, both for regular wheelchair users and others.

"We're beyond grateful for this generous donation," the director said. "The donation is going to help current and future athletes play a game of basketball, because we'll be able to purchase more equipment." For more information about the program, go to http://www. y m c a o f c e o. c a / m e m b e r s h i p _ branches-belleville.php or check out Wheelchair Basketball Belleville on Facebook.

Wheelchair Basketball Belleville got a $2,652 boost from the Fifth Annual Kerr Pond Hockey Tournament held Jan. 28 in Stirling. The presentation was made on Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Belleville YMCA. Pictured from left are Gus Sacrey of Trenton, hockey tournament organizer John Kerr of Stirling, basketball program director Katherine Kerr of Belleville and Phil Kerr of Stirling. Terry McNamee/Metroland

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Juno nomination for Havelock Jamboree star BY BILL FREEMAN

Havelock - Havelock Country Jamboree star Aaron Pritchett is up for a prestigious Juno Award. The Northern, B.C. native is vying for Country Album of the Year honours with three recent Jamboree performers with his stellar recording The Score going head to head with albums from Gord Bamford, Chad Brownlee and Jess Moskaluke. Bamford, Brownlee and Moskaluke were at last year's Jamboree, with Moskaluke turning in perhaps the best set by any performer over the four-day music and camping festival, a tall order given the impressive lineup. Pritchett has now been nominated for three Junos over his career, with 2007's Big Wheel and 2009's Thankful also both nominated for Country Recording of the Year. The rocker-turned-country star is known for bringing "rock energy" to his music and performances, and he'll find the mas-

sive twin stages to his liking as he pulls into Havelock for his Aug. 17 headline gig. Pritchett will share that night with Jana Kramer, Patricia Conroy, The Good Brothers and The Jordy Jackson Band. The Score debuted at number one on the Canadian country charts and his first single release Dirt Road in 'Em reached number one. It was Pritchett's first top-10 song in eight years. The second single release, Out of the Blue, also cracked the top 10. Pritchett started out as a rock performer but transitioned easily into country. "It was being able to relate to the stories that country songs told. Those stories were a lot like mine," he has said. "I was going fishing, camping and riding buses to hockey tournaments in even smaller towns than my own; life was a lot more country than rock and roll. That feeling resonated with me and I strive to convey that in my music today."

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Central Hastings OPP warns of financial scam, computer virus BY SUE DICKENS




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Madoc- The Central Hastings OPP is warning residents of a scam that has recently surfaced in the area. The scammer calls and pretends to be from a financial institution or credit card company. They falsely tell the victim that their credit card or banking information has been compromised. In one incident, the scammer claimed an unauthorized charge of $300 was made from a money transfer service on the victim's credit card. The scammer often creates a sense of urgency, and then asks for the caller to confirm their credit card number and personal information such as their SIN number. The calls are often made late in the evening or early in the morning with the hopes of catching the potential victim off guard. It has also been reported that the scammer follows up with an unsolicited ad or email which, once opened, could expose your computer to the possibility of dangerous or malicious programs meant to

destroy data or steal personal private information. The Central Hastings OPP is asking residents to take the time to verify unsolicited contacts. Call the company or financial institution yourself on a phone number you know to be genuine. Do not rely on caller ID alone to authenticate a caller. Criminals spoof caller ID numbers; they may appear to be calling from a legitimate company or a local number when they're not even in the same country as you. A caller who creates a sense of urgency or uses high-pressure tactics is probably a scam artist. You work hard for your money, so work hard to protect it. Remember, the scams will continue as long as the con artists continue to make money. Anyone interested in more information on fraud can call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501, or check online at

Conservation authority adopting new budget model an additional 6.58 per cent of the overall levy. A wrinkle in the finances came when the Authority received two safety review reports that had been requested that state the Belmont Lake dam and Allan Mills dam need work at estimated costs of $42,000 and $69,500 respectively. The board gave the go-ahead to proceed with a Water and Erosion Control Infrastructure (WECI) application for

matching dollars for these projects. According to General Manager Tim Pidduck, staff processed 312 files per staff member in 2016. This compares to the next closest Authority in terms of workplace file numbers, Cataraqui Region, which completes 175 files per staff member. The CVCA is in the middle of its 10-year long-range strategic plan, and future years have proposed budget increases annually that are much

The Crowe Valley Conservation Authority board, led by Chair Suzanne Partridge, head of the table, decided to adopt a two levy structure for its budget, similar to that of the Quinte Conservation Authority, to meet its financial challenges. A final decision will be made at their meeting on March 16. Sue Dickens/Metroland

nizes that staff workload has reached Marmora - Adopting a new budget a point where if we don't recognize model is how the Crowe Valley Con- that we need to make some changes servation Authority (CVCA) has de- to staff workload, we will be comcided to move forward and deal with promising the turnaround time for applications under the regulations its financial challenges. "The year 2017 is the year where program," noted Tim Pidduck, genCVCA finds a new way to float down eral manager. The proposed budgets are being the river, or we're going down the river. It's just not sustainable where we circulated to the municipalities so are," commented Vice Chair Ron Ge- they have the opportunity to review row during recent budget discussions. them (operations and capital) and The board agreed to adopt the submit comments directly to the Quinte Conservation Authority mod- CVCA or through their municipal el, which separates its budget into representative on the board. Ultimately, the operational and capital and operations, resulting in capital levies will be voted on sepatwo levies. "Our funding partners have not rately by the CVCA board at their been there for us, they haven't been next meeting on March 16. Splitting for the last decade and a half at least. the overall budget means the Crowe Valley Conservation Authority is That's the problem," Gerow said. Drawing on reserve funds and looking at a capital budget levy of putting some money back was also $30,000 (tax requirement increase), discussed. "I agree if you're going which in percentage terms represents to take something out be sure you're putting something else in," commented board member Cathy Redden, Traditional and hard to understand investment Trent Hills rep. The total fees could be costing you up to 30% of overall increase your potential wealth.* combining the Join Canada’s first two budgets be- subscription based ing discussed will investing service ment see an increase today! our of approximately 12 per cent if approved. This includes funds on the operations Visit side for staff Nest Wealth which is tied into the current service delivery review. "This recogBY SUE DICKENS

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Join us at the Trenton Royal Canadian Legion 19 Quinte St - Trenton ON Friday February 24th. Doors open at 6:30, Trivia starts at 7pm. $20/person. Teams of 8 register as a team or a single to be added to a team. Trivia Night & Cake Auction. All proceeds to benefit Quinte Humane Society. Cash bar, cash 50/50 draw & Cake Auction. All details at Can also register as an individual and be added to a team to participate. Register teams of 8 (or singles) by email or call 613-968-4673. Cash/debit/credit or cheque in person at QHS, or Credit Card by phone.

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Passed away peacefully at Belleville General Hospital on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 in his 81st year. Beloved father of Debbie (John) Quinn, Dave (Jennifer) Snider and Mike (Pamela) Snider. Proud grandfather of Lindsay, Ian (Megan), David, Eva, Isaac, Benjamin and Joshua. Loving Son of the late Cecil and Margaret Snider and brother of the late Betty Baxter. Family and friends are invited to visit at Weaver Life Centre (Formerly East Chapel), 29 Bay Street, Trenton on Friday, February 17th, 2017 from 10-11AM. Celebration of Fredâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life will take place at 11AM. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation. Online guestbook and condolences at

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Peacefully at his home in Brighton, with his loving family around him, on Friday, February 10, 2017, age 60 years. Wyatt was a GOOD man. Strong, steadfast and loyal. He was a Warrior in his lengthy battle with cancer. Wyatt Roberts, son of the late Kenneth and Hazel Roberts. Loving husband of Shannon (Crowder). Proud father and grandfather of Mandi Roberts and Creaton (Hinds) and Gabrielle of Ajax, Ken Roberts and Heather Payne and Raiden and Kara, Shayne Roberts and his wife Amanda and Danika, all of Brighton. Brother of Wayne and Linda Roberts of Brighton, Catherine and Yvon Serre of Petawawa, Colleen and Paul Hutchinson of Brighton. Predeceased by his brother Wyman Roberts. Wyatt will be fiercely missed and always in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. A Celebration of Wyattâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Life will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Durham Regional Cancer Centre, or the Canadian Cancer Society, would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in care of the Brighton Funeral Home, (613 475-2121). The Day You Left - by Anonymous With tears we saw you suffer, As we watched you fade away, Our hearts were almost broken, As you fought so hard to stay. We knew you had to leave us, But you never went alone, For part of us went with you The day you left your home.

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Lyndhurst Gun & Militaria Show at the Lyndhurst Legion. Sunday, February 26, 2017, 9 am-2 pm. Halfway between Kingston and Smiths Falls. Take Hwy 15 to 33, follow 33 to the Legion. Admission $5.00. Ladies and accompanied children under 16 free. Buy/sell/trade. Firearms, ammunition, knives, military antiques, hunting gear & fishing tackle. For show info and table inquiries call John (613)928-2382, All firearm laws are to be obeyed, trigger locks are required.







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DANIELS, Ernest Born in Lasswade (Coe Hill), Ontario on August 01, 1922; entered into rest at Maplewood Long Term Care, Brighton on Sunday February 12th, 2017. Ernie Daniels of Brighton and formerly of Frankford in his 95th year. Beloved husband of the late Phyllis Winnifred (Mead) Daniels. Loved father of Brian Roger (Mary Jane) Daniels of Brighton and Diane Catherine (Tom) Towns of Frankford. Ever remembered grandfather of Mark (Mandy) Daniels, Robert Towns; and great-grandfather of Mackayden. Remembered by special cousin Gaye McGinn of Coe Hill and all other cousins and family members. Predeceased by his parents Albert and May Daniels; brothers Orville, Clayton, Neil and Ted. Forever grateful to Maplewood Nursing Home Brighton for ongoing love and care. Resting at the FRANKFORD FUNERAL CHAPEL, 40 North Trent Street, Frankford (613392-2111) on Friday, February 17th, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Funeral Service to follow in the Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Glen Halliwell officiating. Spring Interment Stockdale Cemetery. If desired, Memorial Donations to the Maplewood Long Term Care Facility would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences at


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Peacefully at the Trenton Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, age 91 years. Hans Butt of Brighton, loving husband of Asta Butt (Schafer). Dear father of Hans Butt Jr. (Andrea Herrnsdorf) of Creemore, and Gunther Butt (Beryl Thompson) of Tottenham. Survived by his sister Anneliese of Germany. Predeceased by two sisters. A Graveside Service will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donation s to the Charity of your choice, would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in care of the Brighton Funeral Home (613-475-2121).

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At the Trenton Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, age 74 years. Ron Potter of Brighton, son of the late Bertram Potter and the late Ethel McCumber. Loving husband of Shirley (Armstrong). Dear father of Angela Erwin of Stirling, and Charlene Said and her husband Christian of Bath. Brother of Gwen Fice of Newcastle, Linda Smith (Ralph) of Smithfield, and Garnett Potter of Brighton. Predeceased by his sister Lois Hutley. Sadly missed by his grandchildren, Alex Erwin, Alyssa Erwin, Ashtyn Erwin, and his many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Ronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Life will be held at Trinity St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s United Church, Brighton on Friday, February 17, 2017 from 1 to 4 p.m. Cremation. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Brighton Fire Department, would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in care of the Brighton Funeral Home, (613 475-2121).



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MUNICIPALITY OF BRIGHTON Public Works & Development 67 Sharp Road, Brighton, ON K0K 1H0 Tel: 613-475-1162 Fax: 613-475-2599 The Municipality of Brighton is issuing the following Request for Tender. TENDER PW 2017-02 SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF A MECHANICAL BRUSHER AND A SNOWPLOW ON A 2012 McCORMICK TRACTOR TENDER PW 2017-03 ONE NEW 2016 OR 2017 DIESEL POWERED TANDEM AXLE TRUCK, COMPLETE WITH SNOWPLOW HARNESS, TWO WAY PLOW, WING AND ALL SEASON DUMP BODY/SPREADER Documents are available at the Public Works and Development office (67 Sharp Rd.). All Tenders must be submitted using the required forms in a sealed envelope, clearly marked with the Tender number and the proponentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s information by the date and time specified below: 11:30 A.M. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017 Lucas Kelly Manager of Capital Infrastructure 67 Sharp Road Brighton, Ontario, K0K 1H0 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 613-475-1162






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Warkworth Arena from 10:00 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12:00 Noon Campbellford Arena from 3:00 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:00 p.m. All skaters will receive a coupon for a complimentary hot chocolate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;CUPE 3051 members maintain our rinks along with many other services we provide to the people of Trent Hills,â&#x20AC;? said President Ian Bult. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re also members of the community. We and our families enjoy our recreational facilities. For Family Day, we want to share that enjoyment with our friends and neighbours.â&#x20AC;?

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TOWNSHIP OF HAVELOCK-BELMONT-METHUEN SUMMER STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES CLOSING DATE: FEBRUARY 24, 2017 The Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen is currently seeking responsible, motivated team players for the following summer student positions: Administrative Assistant (this position is subject to funding approval) Responsibilities include assisting with answering telephones and directing calls, tending to front counter inquiries, excepting payments for taxes, water bills and dog tag licenses, updating website notices and other duties as assigned. A valid and clean Ontario Class G Driversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; license is of asset and preference will be given to applicants enrolled in a Business Administration or Accounting college/ university program or equivalent. Working hours are Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week. Civil Engineering Assistant (this position is subject to funding approval) Responsibilities include assisting with the contract administration of various road and bridge projects, minor construction inspections, surveying, traffic counts, collection of GPS data and preparation of data for reports to Council. A valid and clean Ontario Class G Driversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; license is required and preference will be given to applicants enrolled in a Civil or Construction Engineering college/ university program or equivalent. Working hours are Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week. Library Assistant (this position is subject to funding approval) Responsibilities include assisting with daily activities at the library branches, helping residents access public computers, planning and conducting of a Canada 150 summer reading program for children taking them on a historical journey through the settlement of our area by use of stories and crafts and other duties as assigned. A valid and clean Ontario Class G Driversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; license is required and preference will be given to applicants enrolled in a Bachelor of Education or Early Childhood Education college/ university program. Working hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 30 hours per week. Parks & Recreation Labourer Responsibilities include beautification of parks and sports fields, grass cutting, weeding, watering of floral arrangements, garbage removal, minor building/equipment maintenance and repairs and other duties as assigned. A valid and clean Ontario Class G Driversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; license is of asset and preference may be given to applicants enrolled in a Recreation and Leisure college/university program or equivalent. Working hours are Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week. Some weekend work may be required. Public Works Labourer Responsibilities include assisting with road and sidewalk maintenance, sewer and water infrastructure maintenance, equipment and machinery repairs, sign installation/repairs, tree brushing, roadside debris pick up and other duties as assigned. A valid and clean Ontario Class G Driversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; license is required and preference may be given to applicants enrolled in a Construction Engineering college/ university program or equivalent. Working hours are Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week. Records Management/ Special Events Co-ordinator (this position is subject to funding approval) Responsibilities include filing and organizing important documents under the Townships records management system and assisting with special events to celebrate Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 150th and the former Village of Havelockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 125th anniversaries. A valid and clean Ontario Class G Driversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; license is of asset and preference will be given to applicants enrolled in a Business Administration or Accounting college/ university program or equivalent. Working hours are Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week. Waste Site Assistant Responsibilities include assisting residents at the Township waste site by directing them to the appropriate recycling and waste bins, processing payments, writing receipts and completing general clean up duties around the site. A valid and clean Ontario Class G Driversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; license is of asset and preference may be given to applicants enrolled in an Environmental Studies college/university program or equivalent. Working hours are Friday to Tuesday, 40 hours per week with requirement to work weekends and statutory holidays. The period of employment for all summer student positions will begin in early May and continue until the end of August with the exception of the library summer student that will begin the end of May. In order to be eligible for any of the summer student positions you must be between the ages of 15 to 30 years old, enrolled as a full-time student in the current academic year, be returning to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year and be able to work during the months specified. For a complete description of each summer employment opportunity please visit the Townships website at A detailed cover letter and resume, clearly marked with the appropriate summer student positon(s) that you are applying for must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Friday February 24, 2017 to: Amber Atkinson Corporate Services Analyst Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen P.O. Box 10, Havelock, ON K0L 1Z0 Candidates are encouraged to inform of any accommodating requests so that they can be dealt with throughout the recruitment process. Personal information is collected pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used only to evaluate the suitability of applicants for employment.

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JOURNEYMAN MILLWRIGHT UNIMIN CANADA LTD., a leading producer of Industrial minerals, with facilities throughout the U.S and Canada, has an immediate opening for an experienced individual at our Nepheline Syenite Operation located at the Blue Mountain Plant near Peterborough. The successful candidate will possess a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in crushing, screening and grinding operations. Experience in forklift operation, maintenance, dust collection, bagging and shipping equipment would be an asset. Generous benefits package as per the Union contract.

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JOBS AVAILABLE Prince Edward County Job Fair Wednesday February 22, 10 am-2 pm Prince Edward Community Centre, Picton Details at jobfair

Standing timber, hard BUSINESS SERVICES maple, soft maple, red and white oak, etc. Quality Ken Chard Construction. workmanship guaranteed. Renovations, decks, siding, sidewalks, fences, ce519-777-8632 . ramic, windows, painting Wanted: Standing timber, etc. Free estimates. Call: mature hard/softwood. 613-398-7439. Also wanted, natural stone, cubicle or flat, any FOR RENT size. 613-968-5182.


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THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF BRIGHTON JOB OPPORTUNITY CLERK/BY-LAW ADMINISTRATOR The Municipality of Brighton is a small, lower tier municipality situated on Lake Ontario at the eastern end of the County of Northumberland, conveniently located along the 401 corridor between Toronto and Ottawa. We are currently accepting applications for the position of Clerk/By-Law Administrator. Responsibilities: Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Clerk/By-Law Administrator performs all statutory duties of the municipal Clerk and is responsible for the administration and management of the Clerk’s office while providing professional clerical support to Council. Qualifications: The successful applicant possesses a Degree or Diploma in Public Administration or Business Management or related discipline, A.M.C.T. designation and a minimum of 5 years progressive experience in a municipal Clerks office environment. Proven leadership in conducting municipal and school board elections combined with strong research, organizational and teambuilding skills, with developed political astuteness and the ability to exercise tact and diplomacy is required. The preferred candidate brings proven knowledge of the Municipal Act and Regulations, Municipal Elections Act, Vital Statistics Act, Cemetery Act, Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and records management best practices to this position. Knowledge of Stone Orchard and ICompass software would be a definite asset. Salary Range based on 2016 rates: Grade 18 - $67,586.- $83,872. complemented by a generous benefit package. A detailed job description is available on the municipal website Qualified candidates are invited to submit a covering letter and resume clearly marked “Clerk/By-Law Administrator Position”, prior to 12:00 noon, February 21, 2017 to the attention of: Human Resources Municipality of Brighton Bx 189, 35 Alice St Brighton, ON K0K 1H0

Township of Douro-Dummer Requires an Administrative Assistant (Temporary)

The Municipality of Brighton wishes to acknowledge and thank all candidates for your interest in responding to this posting, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information and any supporting material is obtained and used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The Township of Douro-Dummer, located in the heart of Peterborough County, with a permanent population of 6900, has a temporary position available for an Administrative Assistant. This position is an employee of the Township, is part of the Municipal Office Team and reports directly to the Clerk/Planning Coordinator. The successful candidate will be required to have a Class “G” driver’s licence; a minimum of post secondary education or equivalent with a minimum of three (3) years related secretarial, business or municipal experience; a proven ability to use personal computers and associated software (Microsoft Office Suite, Publisher and Adobe), and word processing experience with accurate keyboarding skills. Familiarity with GIS software would be an asset. Successful completion of the Municipal Administration Program is preferred. We are seeking an energetic and enthusiastic individual, with excellent communication skills, as well as a proven ability to deal with the public. We also require the successful candidate to have a proven ability to use initiative and judgment and to work without direct supervision. Applicants are encouraged to review the job description for this position, available on the township website, prior to submitting their application. All submissions shall be in writing and shall include a detailed resume with references. Applications should be marked “APPLICATION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT” and submitted to the Municipal Office by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017. David Clifford C.A.O. Township of Douro-Dummer P.O. Box 92, 894 South Street Warsaw, Ontario K0L 3A0 705-652-8392 Ext 206

Alternate formats of job postings and accommodations are available upon request to support the participation of persons with disabilities in applying for jobs and during the interview and assessment process. If you require an accommodation, email or phone Human Resources at 613-475-0670.

We thank all applicants, but only those invited for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected and will be administered in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O., 1990, and will be used for employment purposes only. Applicants submitting a resume containing references are thereby granting the Township of DouroDummer permission to check these references.

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AUCTION SALE PINE BREEZE BED AND BREAKFAST 93 SIMPSON STREET, BRIGHTON, ONT. SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25TH AT 10:30 AM 1 mile WEST of Brighton on Highway 2 and turn NORTH onto Simpson Street. Antique ornate Italian writing desk, King size bed room suite with ornate headboard and night stands, Antique needlepoint fire screen, Antique walnut dining table and chairs, Antique walnut china cabinet, Chippendale style dining chairs, 2 antique walnut drop front secretaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, antique walnut side table with inlay, Antique Jacobean drop leaf gate leg table, mahogany finish wardrobe, contemporary curio cabinet, mahogany finish chest of drawers, antique centre pedestal side table, Queen size bed room suites with beds and night stands, double and single beds, antique cane bottom chairs, antique writing table with single drawer, wall mirrors, cushion dining chairs, glass front bookcases, dining room server,living room furniture,free standing jewelry cabinets 50 inch flat screen TV, Singer sewing machine, Diplomat bar fridge, portable air conditioners, cushion kitchen seating, several marble and onyx pedestals and bowls, oil paintings, table and floor lamps, telescope, several bakers racks, antique spelter figurine, Ironstone, silver plate, cut glass, glasswareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, everyday dishes, small kitchen appliances, garden tools, Christmas decorations, numerous other articles. REASON FOR SALE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; PROPERTY IS SOLD SALE SOLD OUTDOORS TERMS- CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS 3ODLQĂ&#x20AC;HOG

AUCTION SALE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22/17 AT 5:00 P.M. DOUG JARRELL SALES ARENA, BELLEVILLE Leonard apt. size chest freezer, pine china hutch, kitchen table/2 leaves & 4 chairs, Round kitchen table/leaf & 4 FKDLUV UROO WRS GHVN FKHVWHUĂ&#x20AC;HOG VRID WDEOH FRIIHH  HQG tables, plant tables, recliner, arm chairs, 2 single beds, electric bed, chest of drawers, 2 dressers/mirrors, cedar chest, cabinet sewing machine, 2 storage cabinets, large qty. of glass & china, prints, corning ware, collectibles, lawn furniture, garden & shop tools & many more pieces. See the web site for detailed list & photos. AUCTIONEER: DOUG JARRELL 613-969-1033

AUCTION SALE RELOCATION & INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE FOR PHILLIPS FARM SUPPLY 84 SANFORD STREET, BRIGHTON, ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017 10:00AM Directions: Hwy 30 south to Sanford Street. West 2.5 blocks. Watch for signs. Sale consisting of store supplies, machinery and buildings. Partial list: Store inventory (pool chemicals, chicken feeders, pruning tools, garden tools and chemicals, various boots, pack sprayer, welder, orchard ladders. Variety of shovels, brooms etc. New sprayer helmets, approx. 20 plus steel shelving units). Many other items. Equipment and parts. Hydraulic plastic gravity box auger (new), numerous industrial shelving, variety of PTO shafts, #8 Bolen snow blower, 2 electric powered Dynablast power washers, 120 gal poly tank with electric pump, 3 pt hitch vacuum pruning compressor with hose. New Dynablast burner unit, new Kodiak burner unit, 5hp rototiller, 3 pressure washers (as is), various sprayer tanks and frames, Wifo 3 pt hitch hydraulic fork lift, FMC 500 gal orchard sprayer with vine yard tower, 3 furrow Kleverland plough, 3 pt new Douglas finishing mower 5ft. Model W716 7ft 3pt blade, one 3pt field sprayer, one 3pt air blast sprayer, 3 plus tank and frame assemblies. Various sprayer parts and hose, various vintage tillage equipment (as is), various bags of feed and grass seed. 5 rolls plastic biodegradable mulch (48 in. by 8000 ft), very large quantity of basket and fruit/vegetable packaging, onion bags, strawberry flats, large quantity of 4qt wood baskets, large quantity of 4L cardboard baskets. 60ft airblast boom, new 300gal plastic polytank with steel frame and 4hp Hardie trash pump, Ingersol 1214 riding lawnmower, potato seed cutter, 1000gal Hardie tandem field sprayer with 60ft hydraulic boom - new pump and flow control (sells with a reasonable reserve). Pile of peg board, quantity of dry hardwood lumber. Many other items not listed. Buildings - 50ft x 100ft x 14ft high truss building, steel clad, 3 sliding doors - post construction. 40ft x 60ft x 16ft high 2 storey, stud wall, steel clad. 30ft x 150ft x approx 10ft high, to be sold in 3 sections. Buildings will be sold as is, where is. Buyer will take all liability and insurance, and is responsible for cleaning up all material down to cement floor. Buyer will have 1 month from date of sale to dismantle and clean up material. Phillips Farm Supply will supply demolition permit and utility disconnect. Plan to attend this sale. Sale will be held outdoors and indoors - dress for the weather. Food available. Terms: Cash or cheque (with ID). Owner and auctioneer not responsible for any loss or accident day of sale.

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MPP Todd Smith named energy critic Belleville - Ontario PC Leader, Patrick Brown, has named Prince Edward-Hastings MPP Todd Smith the energy critic for the Official Opposition at Queen's Park. With the appointment, Smith will be responsible for the PC Caucus response to one of the government's largest and most complicated ministries. "It feels like I've been dealing with electricity concerns since before I was elected." Smith stated. "Across the province, electricity consumers have seen their rates skyrocket, largely because of the Liberal government's mismanagement of the electricity system. We have gone from having the most affordable electricity in North America, to one of the most expensive jurisdictions

because of this government's failed energy experiments," he added. The auditor general reported, as a result of political meddling, residents and businesses have paid $37 billion more than the market price for electricity and we will pay another $133 billion extra over the next 15 years. It's because of these bad energy deals that delivery charges for homeowners and global adjustment fees for businesses are out of control." In addition to electricity rates, the role of energy critic makes Smith responsible for critiquing other elements of the Liberal government's energy policy including recent revelations that the government is paying natural gas generators not to produce power.

"The amount of times that this government has asked ratepayers to pay for power that was never produced is unprecedented." Smith continued. "This government has actually set up a system where we pay for power whether we need it or not." Returning to hydro rates, Smith said the problem goes well beyond homes. The electricity crisis is starting to effect community institutions. "We've seen hockey and curling rinks increase costs for ice time." Smith added. "We've seen electricity rates put a crunch on Board of Education and hospital budgets across the province. There isn't one part MPP Todd Smith. of your life the electricity crisis hasn't made more expensive."

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Madoc snowmobiler charged Madoc - A Madoc man on a snowmobile was stopped by the Central Hastings OPP Feb. 5 at 3:30 a.m. at the Hastings Heritage Trail and Highway 7 near Bonjour Boulevard in Madoc Township. It was discovered that the driver of the snowmobile had been consuming alco-

hol and he subsequently failed a roadside screening device. As a result of the investigation, 18-year-old Kody Coveney of Madoc was arrested and charged with Driving With More Than 80mgs of Alcohol in Blood, Person Under 19 Consuming Liquor and

Truck, trailer blocked Hwy 37 after storm

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conditions, drifting and blowing snow and an accumulation nearly 19 cm. In these conditions, in the first hour of Feb. 13, a northbound tractor trailer lost control, crossed the southbound lane and entered the ditch at Highway 37 at Countryman Road. Central Hastings

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Novice Driver - blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above 0. He received a 90-day administrative driver's licence suspension and his snowmobile was impounded for seven days. He will appear in Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville Feb. 23.

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O.P P. responded and closed down the highway for the truck’s removal, but lanes were reopened at approximately 4 a.m. The 29 year-old Toronto driver sustained minor injuries and was charged with careless driving under the Highway Traffic Act.

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