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CP Holiday Train popular in Trenton BY ROSS LEES

Quinte West - The 18th edition of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train did what it always does on its stop in Trenton – entertain a large crowd which turned out to see it with holiday music and presented a cheque of $7,000 to the Trenton Care and Share Food Bank. Performers Dallas Smith and Odds were a highlight of the arrival of this holiday decorated train which increases the public’s awareness of the need for money and food to support local food banks. Trenton Care and Share Food Bank general manager Al Teal said the $7,000 boost in cash and donated foodstuffs at the CP Holiday Train visit each year gives a tremendous boost to the local food banks in Belleville, Trenton and Brighton. “Our numbers are up this year so this is good timing,” Teal noted as the train was pulling in for its stop at RCAF Road. “The community and the military always support the food bank well, but this event helps bring it to the foreground at an important time.” Upon receiving the cheque in front of the large gathering

which feature many young children, Teal thanked Quinte West Mayor Jim Harrison, 8 Wing Commander Colonel Coline Keiver and CP Rail for their contributions. Platinum selling Country star Dallas Smith has blazed a path across genres in Canadian music for nearly two decades and fans continue to prove they’ll follow him wherever he wants to go. This Vancouver, BC native has an armful of JUNO and CCMA Award wins and nominations and continues one of the most talked about journeys in Canadian country music. “Being able to help local food banks across the country is something I’m excited to be a part of. I’ve toured Canada many times but not like this. I can’t wait for this amazing experience to begin,” Smith said. Odds was born out of the 1987 Vancouver music scene and their albums have achieved platinum status in their native Canada, along with six JUNO nominations, several top 10s, and a few top 40 hits in the US and around the world. Combined, Dallas Smith and Odds had the crowd in a festive mood during the short visit which featured unseasonably warm weather and sunny skies.

Trenton Care and Share Food Bank general manager Al Teal (second from left) thanks everyone for their generosity, including CP Rail, Quinte West Mayor Jim Harrison and 8 Wing Commander Col. Colin Keiver (second from right). Ross Lees/Metroland

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Trenton – Christmas is just around the corner and with it comes the annual Christmas Cantata at the Trenton United Church on Sunday Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. “The Christmas Cantata involves singers from many denominations and churches in the Quinte West area,” said music director Dianne Goyetche. “The event is a seasonal highlight for many who participate each year and very well attended by the community.” The choir is rehearsing twice a week in preparation for the concert and this year’s performance is called “He Shall Reign!” Goyetche said the community is invited to enjoy an evening of the beautiful gift of music. The cost of the event is a donation, “the proceeds go back into our community,” said Goyetche. “In the past we have supported initiatives such as the care and share food bank, Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation – Students Emergency Fund, Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial Fund, to name a few.”

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Trenton’s Walmart back in business after fire, donation plan to be finalized soon BY ERIN STEWART

Trenton – Trenton’s Walmart Supercentre opened its doors sooner than anticipated, just in time for Black Friday sales on Nov. 25 “The cleanup was faster than we thought it was going to be,” said Alex Roberton, senior director of corporate affairs for Walmart Canada. “We’re about 80 per cent of the way there in terms of inventory, we wanted to make sure that our Trenton customers had access to Black Friday deals in-store, because a lot of customers were asking whether or not we were going to be open for Black Friday,” he said. Inventory will be back up to usual stocks this week, with 100 per cent of the usual assortment, said Roberton. All of the merchandise in the store at the time of the fire on Tuesday Nov. 15 had to be replaced because of smoke damage.

“We ended up replacing the entire inventory and we’ve moved all of the stuff that could potentially be donated off site as we finalize our donation plan,” he said. Walmart Canada is currently working on a plan to give to different charities in order to make sure donated items get in the hands of members of the community that could use them, said Roberton. “There’s a lot of merchandise and I know that a lot of people have asked about that, a lot of customers are asking and our associates as well and everyone wants to make sure that we make good use of any merchandise that had to be removed.” An update on the donation plan will come later in the week. To get the latest on the plan, stay tuned to insidebelleville. com for the update.

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After Aleppo: A Kind of Peace? Eastern Aleppo, the rebel-held half of what was once Syria’s biggest city, is falling. Once the resistance there collapses, things may move very fast in Syria, and the biggest question will be: Gwynne Dyer do the outside powers that have intervened in the war accept Bashar al-Assad’s victory, or do they keep the war going? Even one year ago, it seemed completely unrealistic to talk about an Assad victory. The Syrian government’s army was decimated, demoralised and on the verge of collapse: every time the rebels attacked, it retreated. There was even a serious possibility that Islamic State and the Nusra Front, the extreme Islamist groups that dominated the rebel forces, would sweep to victory in all of Syria. But then, just fourteen months ago, the Russian air force was sent in to save Assad’s army from defeat. It did more than that. It enabled the Syrian army, with help on the ground from Shia militias recruited from Lebanon, Afghanistan and Iraq and mostly trained and commanded by Iranian officers, to go onto the offensive. Assad’s forces took back the historic city of Palmyra. They eliminated the last rebel-held foothold in the city of Homs. And last summer they began to cut eastern Aleppo’s remaining links with the outside world. A rebel counter-offensive in August briefly opened a new corridor into eastern Aleppo, but government troops retook the lost territory and resumed the siege in September. For almost two months now almost nothing has moved into or out of the besieged half of the city, and both food and ammunition are running short inside. So the resistance is starting to collapse. The Hanano district fell on Saturday, and Jabal Badro fell on Sunday. The capture of Sakhour on Monday has cut the rebel-held part of Aleppo in two, and the remaining bits north of the cut will quickly be pinched out by the Syrian government’s troops. The southeastern part of the city may stay in rebel hands a while longer, but military collapses of this sort are infectious. It is now likely that Bashar al-Assad will control all of Aleppo before the end of the year, and possibly much sooner.

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At that point he would control all of Syria’s major cities, at least three-quarters of the population that has not fled abroad, and all of the country’s surviving industry. He would be in a position to offer an amnesty to all the rebels except the extreme Islamists of Islamic State and the Nusra Front, and a lot of the less fanatical Syrian rebels would be tempted to accept it. For the many foreign powers that are involved in the Syrian civil war, it would then come down to a straight choice: Assad’s cruel but conventional regime or the Islamist crazies. Even Turkey and Saudi Arabia, however much their leaders may loathe Assad, could not openly put their armies at the service of the Islamists. (They used to send them arms and money, but even that has stopped now.) And for a newly installed President Donald Trump, it would become a lot simpler to “make a deal” with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to finish the job of crushing Islamic State and the Nusra Front together. Would the Russians and the Americans then hand over all the recaptured territory to Assad’s regime? Many people in Washington would rather hang onto it temporarily in order to blackmail Syria’s ruling Baath Party into replacing Assad with somebody a bit less tainted, but a deal between Putin and Trump would certainly preclude that sort of games-playing. How could Trump reconcile such a deal with Russia with his declared intention to cancel the agreement the United States signed last March to curb Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions? Iran is Russia’s closest ally in the Middle East, and if Trump broke that agreement he would be reopening a US military confrontation with Iran. Since this question may not even have crossed Mr Trump’s mind yet, it would be pointless for us to speculate on which way he might jump three months from now. It’s equally pointless to wonder what kind of deal the Syrian Kurds will end up with. Turkey will want to ensure that they have no autonomous government of their own and are thoroughly subjugated by Assad’s regime. The United States, on the other hand, owes them a debt of honour for carrying the main burden of fighting Islamic State on the ground – but the Kurds are used to being betrayed. All we can say with some confidence at the moment is that it looks like Assad has won his six-year war to stay in power.

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Déjà vu for Tories in choosing Kramp Editorial by Chris Malette Conservatives in the central and northern reaches of Hastings County have decided to ride a familiar war horse into battle against the Wynne Liberals in the next provincial election and few should be surprised. Daryl Kramp secured his party’s nomination as the candidate for the newly-minted HastingsLennox and Addington riding. And the announcement was quickly followed by a congratulatory message from a fellow former federal Tory by the name of Patrick Brown. “I had the great honour of working alongside Daryl in Ottawa, and saw first-hand his hardwork and dedication to his constituents,” said provincial PC party leader Brown in a release Saturday evening. “Daryl will be a very strong communicator for the Ontario PC Party’s message of change for a better Ontario with the voters in Hastings-Lennox and Addington. I am very excited to have his experience on our team.” To get the candidacy nod, Kramp wasn’t given a cakewalk, as many may have expected, owing to his longevity as a federal MP and his vast campaign experience among fellow Conservatives in the riding. To get the win, he needed to best Bancroft city councilor Tracy McGibbon and John O’Donnell, the former chief of Hastings-Quinte Paramedic Services. Both are untested in the political arena at the federal or provincial level but either would have been able candidates in Kramp’s stead. There was reported broad support in the Bancroft area for McGibbon and O’Donnell is a personable, whipsmart newcomer to politics in these parts. Kramp, a former OPP officer, international hockey promoter and restaurant owner who, a decade ago, accepted a sizeable settlement from the McGuinty provincial government to shutter and demolish his Moira Lake-side Two Loons restaurant to make way for a diversion and straightening of Highway 62 – work that was never carried out for a variety of land-use reasons, according to transportation ministry officials. He’s not the only Tory veteran who has so far decided to try his hand at provincial politics, utilizing a campaign machinery team that boosted him to Ottawa on three occasions. Kramp joins former colleague Paul Calandra on the Ontario Progressive Conservative ticket. Calandra, parliamentary secretary to former prime minister Stephen Harper, won the party’s nomination for Markham-Stouffville. Former Finance Minister Joe Oliver and exConservative MPs Bob Dechert and Susan Truppe also have announced their intentions to seek nominations to run for the Ontario PCs in 2018.

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Kramp, at 69, is a politician who’s bucking a trend among those entering the political arena. While many argue “60 is the new 40” in terms of older, white male politicians entering politics, there are few of Kramp’s vintage in the field of former federal Tories taking a run at Queen’s Park. Pushing 70, Kramp is certainly not letting age stop him, despite claims after he lost to Bossio that he was looking forward to easing into a quieter lifestyle to enjoy his grandchildren and family life. Consider, too, Kramp will run in the next election with a Tory slate that includes 19-year-old home-schooled teen Sam Oosterhoff, a political-science major at Brock University, who stormed to victory in a by-election in Niagara West-Glanbrook. Strange bedfellows, indeed. Kramp will turn 70 next year and will be 71 when the actual election is held in 2018. If he is elected and serves the whole term, Kramp will be 75 when completing that term. Will it then be time to hand off the baton to other members of the Kramp family with political aspirations, hoping to capitalize on the familiar name in the northern and central reaches of Hastings County? Perhaps. Or, perhaps, the energetic septuagenarian will run on, like a 6’5” Energizer Bunny. But, we doubt that will be the case. This looks to be the last true kick at the can for this former softball pitcher once feared for his fierce determination on the mound, but now given to humblepie bromides when asked how he feels about getting a nomination or being an elected official. Kramp lost two federal election bids before his first victory in 2004. In the 1997 election, he ran as a Progressive Conservative in the riding of Hastings—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington, finishing second against Liberal Larry McCormick. He ran in the same riding for the 2000 election, and this time finished third against McCormick and Canadian Alliance candidate Sean McAdam. In the 2004 election, Kramp ran as a Conservative in Prince Edward—Hastings, and narrowly defeated Liberal Bruce Knutson. The seat was previously held by Liberal cabinet minister Lyle Vanclief, who was not seeking re-election. He was re-elected in 2006 by a much larger margin. Kramp Saturday told Starboard Communications’ inQuinte, “You have to earn that support and that respect by demonstrating that you have the capacity, the capability, the energy and quite frankly that you’re doing it for the right reason.” So it is congratulations, then, for Kramp and also here’s hoping that he has indeed entered the race “for the right reason.”

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OPP Festive RIDE program begins amid rising drunk driving charges BY ERIN STEWART

Trenton – The Quinte West OPP started its annual Festive “Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere” (RIDE) program on Wednesday Nov. 23, amid rising impaired driving charges in Quinte West. Christina Reive, detachment commander for the Quinte West OPP, said she is concerned that people aren’t getting the message. “People are not getting the message, it’s very easy to make a decision to get a designated driver, get a taxi, have a friend drive you home, operation red nose, and people are still making poor choices,” she said. In 2013, there were a total of 47 impaired driving charges laid in Quinte West, four during the Festive RIDE program season. In 2015, impaired driving charges increased to 69 with 15 charges laid during the Festive RIDE program. So far in 2016, the Quinte West OPP have laid 64 impaired charges, three so far in November. “I’m very concerned with the impaired numbers going up,” said Reive. “The numbers are not going down and all we can do is make sure we’re out there letting people know that we are there if you make the wrong choice.”

Reive said the Quinte West OPP will be increasing their visibility and working on education. New this year, the detachment has analyzed data from over the past four years to determine which areas are likely to have impaired drivers, both from drugs and alcohol. “We’re working with the licensed establishments in town to try and set up education, we’ve had a number of RIDE’s outside of the festive RIDE season trying to increase our presence and we have a number of new officers that we’re spending time training on how to spot impaired drivers and encouraging people call 911,” said Reive. So far in 2016, OPP have found impaired driving to be the primary cause of car accidents on OPP patrolled roads. 35 people have died so far in 2016 in alcohol/ drug related crashes, which brings the total number of road deaths from impaired driving to almost 650 people over the last 10 years, stated an OPP media release. The best time to make the right decision is before you drink, “it’s an important time of year for everybody to enjoy their celebrations and make safe decisions, find a ride home,” said Reive.

Constable Blake Burnette, newest member of the Quinte West OPP detachment, works during the first Festive RIDE of the year on Wednesday Nov. 23. Erin Stewart/Metroland

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New media centre coming for Trenton arena BY ERIN STEWART

Trenton – With city council’s recent approval of $150,000 in the 2017 capital budget for a new media centre in Trenton’s arena, plans to start the project are well underway. Bob Forder, manager of buildings and facilities for Quinte West, said he hopes construction of a new two-tiered media and scouting booth, to replace the current music room, will begin in December. “It’ll be set up for television, radio, paper, scouting, it’ll be usable by all user groups, figure skating, minor hockey, junior hockey,” he said. “It’ll be accessible, it will have the capability of handling live television and live radio at the same time.” Forder said it’s important to upgrade the room to allow for more hosting opportunities in the future. “This will bring us up to a level that we need to be to host the type of events that we are in the future,” he said. “Circus-

es, tradeshows, skating galas and of course junior hockey, the Dudley-Hewitt, as well as some other things that we’re hoping to be able to draw in the future.” An architect for the project has been hired and the final touches are being made on the concept drawing so the project can go out to tender within the next couple of weeks. “We’re hoping to actually have the room in place sometime in January to February,” said Forder. “We have 22 OJHL teams coming for the showcase here in January, late January, and it would be a perfect way to work the kinks out of the room so to speak.” Because of the nature of the construction in an old building, Forder said construction will be somewhat more complicated and anticipated the process to take about two months. Quinte West council also approved $215,000 for ice floor covering for summer ice in pad #1 and $60,000 for wireless upgrades in rink #1 and another $60,000 for rink #2 in the

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nings or weekends; offering great flexibility and a chance to make some money and gain some valuable experience while serving in uniform,” he added. Before expanding to different wings and units, the new Reserve program is being initiated in two locations – here at 8 Wing in support of aircraft maintenance operations, and at 19 Wing Comox in support of search and rescue operations. Also as part of this program, all new reservists will be part of the Wing Augmentation Security Force. “We’re looking to be more attractive to students who might be going to Loyalist College, maybe someone who doesn’t know if the Regular Force is the right fit for them.

CFB Trenton – This base and 8 Wing Trenton are looking for a few good men and women. The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Reserve is recruiting part-time reservists for a new program at 8 Wing Trenton, and senior brass want to get these new recruits into the system as quickly as possible. Recruited as supply technicians, these new reservists will also support maintenance activities on CC-130 Hercules aircraft and provide airfield security at Canada’s largest Air Force base, according to Master Warrant Officer (MWO) Jim McKenzie, 8 Wing Air Reserve Flight Recruiting Officer. Applicants for the new RCAF Reserve positions must qualify as any new recruit would – be a Canadian citizen, be over 18 years of age (or over 16 years of age with their parents’ consent), have a minimum of Grade 10 education and complete the same physical fitness and medical testing. “This is a great opportunity to try the military life as a reservist, without having to move out of the local area,” McKenzie noted, adding that good portions of the training would be flexibly scheduled to meet applicants’ needs as much as possible. And for students, there is a reimbursement for college or university courses to a maximum of $8,000 during their career, to say nothing of a competitive pension plan and dental insurance. One of the reasons the RCAF Reserve is seeking out these recruits is to diversify its current demographic. To do this, it’s devised a program to not only attract younger people, but also show that the Reserve environment can be tailored for people at every age and experience level. “We had to rethink our recruiting strategy so that we can tailor our employment to recruits from varyChristmas Trees Wreaths, Roping, Boughs Winter Arrangements ing backgrounds – including students, family members of serving personnel, as well as others without military experience who may even have another part-time job but are still interested in military service,” McKenzie said. “With this new program, they can work part-time, eve-

This is a way they could trial it before making any major commitments,” MWO McKenzie said. Interested recruits should contact 8 Wing Air Reserve Flight Recruiting, where McKenzie (James.Mckenzie2@ forces.gc.ca) or Sgt. Sarah Keoughan (Sarah.Keoughan@ forces.gc.ca) will guide them through the full application process in coordination with the Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre in Kingston. Successful applicants will be enrolled into the RCAF Reserve and proceed to Basic Training in summer 2017. Following successful completion of a streamlined Basic Training course in Valcartier, Quebec, the new reservists would return to Trenton to receive further instruction including indoctrination to the RCAF, operational safety, driving military vehicles, and airfield security. As soon as these new members are available, two months of specialized training would follow at CFB Borden, including qualification as a supply technician. The new reservists would also receive specialized and tailored training via Distance Learning and onjob-training programs in order to work in the Aircraft Maintenance environment. They will serve at 8 Wing Trenton with 424 (Transport and Rescue) Squadron, where they would provide general assistance in an array of aircraft maintenance functions on the CC-130 H-model Hercules aircraft, as well as some aircraft servicing duties like marshalling, towing, and launching and recovering aircraft. Recruits would also be trained in weapons handling and airfield security to be integral members of the Wing Augmentation Security Force. “We want to emphasize the flexibility of this program to potential recruits,” mentioned MWO McKenzie. “The actual education/training path each recruit will take is highly dependent on their individual goals Poinsettias Gift Cards and availability. “We will sit down with each recruit and personalize their plan, case by case. There is no down side to trying this out.” For more information, visit the web page: http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/air-reserve/join.page

Reserve recruits could carry out a number of roles, including general assistance in an array of aircraft maintenance functions on the CC-130 H-model Hercules aircraft, as well as some aircraft servicing duties like marshaling (shown here), towing, and launching and recovering aircraft. Photo by MCpl Bruno Turcotte Ross Lees/Metroland

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Trenton’s Salvation Army kicks Local agrifood highlighted at off $80,000 kettle annual food conference campaign goal BY ERIN STEWART

Belleville – The city of Quinte West and the city of Belleville partnered to host the annual Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference for the second year in a row on November 22-23. This year’s conference featured more than 200 local food producers and included a food bus tour, extravaganza and a day of networking and learning opportunities with keynote speaker Sarah Elton and mentorship opportunities. Elton, bestselling author who has written about food and the environment, spoke on Wednesday morning, Nov. 23, at the Maranatha Church in Belleville. She addressed the challenge for local food systems and how to create resilience at a systems level for farmers and producers, a community level and a personal level. “It’s a cycle, our whole being is tied to something bigger, for us to build a resilient food system that can feed us and nourish us into the future we must always consider those three levels,” she said. “Next time you eat remember the trees, and re-

Trenton’s Salvation Army kicked off its annual kettle campaign at Smylie’s Independent Grocer on Thursday Nov. 24. From left: Captain Micheline Hardy, Councillor Duncan Armstrong, Pastor Rob Hardy, Angela Smylie, Hazel Howell, Murray Howell, Mayor Jim Harrison and John Smylie. Erin Stewart/Metroland

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Hardy said all of the kettles will need to be manned at all times but more volunteers are needed to do so. “To continue with what we have planned right now I’m going to need at least another 100 people,” he said. “It’s been an ongoing problem, from the records I’ve seen, last year there was kettles that weren’t manned.” If you would like to volunteer, call Hardy at 613-403-3152. “It takes approximately $500,000 to operate the things that we do in Trenton,” said Hardy. “My expectations for the campaign are good, I trust that the lord will provide and I think the community has provided for The Salvation Army and all that we do and they will provide this year.”

Trenton – Help spread the Christmas cheer in Trenton this season by supporting the Salvation Army’s kettle campaign, aiming to raise $80,000 to support those in need in Trenton. Pastor Rob Hardy and Captain Micheline Hardy, of The Salvation Army – Trenton Community Church, kicked off the kettle campaign at Smylie’s Your Independent Grocer on Thursday Nov. 24. Rob Hardy said the Trenton community is generous, “their caring and giving with all, I believe we will get that $80,000, it goes directly to programs here in Trenton.” The kettle campaign runs until December 24. Kettles will be located at Smylie’s Your Independent Grocer, Freshco, Metro, LCBO and at Walmart when it opens, said Hardy. All donations put in the kettles will go towards programs to help those in need in Trenton like the Christmas hamper program, the care and share food bank and the meal program the Salvation Army runs from Monday to Thursday. The Christmas hamper program is now supporting 500 families, around 2,000 individuals, in the community. In order to 103B Dundas Street West, Trenton reach the $80,000 613-392-3383 campaign goal, Quinte West News

member that through building good, clean, fair, food systems in communities in Ontario and around the world too, we can find the opportunity to connect with each other and with the planet and then move together into the future.” Jennifer Rushlow, Quinte West tourism co-ordinator, said the two-day conference was a success, with positive feedback from attendees. “We’re really pleased with the turnout, we have 27 tradeshow vendors which is unprecedented for this conference,” she said. “So we’ve done really well with bringing together a lot of resources for people to really be able to use and learn about.” Rushlow said she received a lot of great feedback about the bus tour to different local producers around the Bay of Quinte and about the extravaganza with 10 different food vendors. “For the second year we’re really pleased,” she said. “The city of Quinte West and the city of Belleville, we’re really glad that we’ve been able to have this opportunity to work with OMAFRA and build that culture of agriculture in Quinte West and Belleville.”

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Santa came to town were certainly grateful for the weather and one of the big things about our parade is the kids get Quinte West – Santa Claus was a very busy man to meet Santa.” After the parade of about 60 floats, it was in Quinte West over the weekend. To kick off the holiday spirit, Santa came time for the annual lighting of the Christmas back to Quinte West to take part in Frankford’s Fantasy of Lights in the Frankford Tourist Santa Claus parade on Saturday, Nov. 26, visit Park, kicked off with a fireworks display. “It was very good, I was very happy with the with children at Frankford’s legion and also join unveiling and a couple of new features,” said in Trenton’s Santa Claus parade on Sunday. Kathy Rupert, Frankford’s parade chair, Doug Phillips, Fantasy of Lights chair. “We had a good turnout, this year we actusaid the parade had a great turnout and Santa is so wonderful at the legion afterwards, always ally had three little bonfires going and children and adults were served hot chocolate and could spending a lot of time with the children. “We had our normal numbers of bags of toast marshmallows and make s’mores, that candy prepared to handout and we ran out so went over very good, we’ll do that again next we must have had good crowds,” she said. “We year,” he said. After a month of preparation for about 50 light displays, the Fantasy of Lights features a new mural of Santa reading his lists, a dedication to Canada’s troops and a memory tree where people can make a donation in memory of a loved one whose name will be put on the memory tree. Spectators lined the streets from Centennial Park to Queen Street to watch Trenton’s Santa Claus parade on Sunday. For the first time in about 50 years, CFB Trenton entered a float in the parade and made an impressive debut. 8 Wing’s float featured a helicopter, Sisters Lorelle Bennett, 3, and Laci Bennett, 2, borrowed from the National Air Force waved to spectators during Trenton’s Santa Claus Museum of Canada. “Look we have a helicopter, we just parade on Sunday Nov. 27. Erin Stewart/Metroland landed it here, Colonel Keiver is the BY ERIN STEWART

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pilot,” joked Wing Chief Warrant Officer Darcy Elder. “It’s perfect, it’s 8 Wing on a truck, it’s our whole community within our broader community in Trenton.” Base Commander Colin Keiver said the float was a team effort across 8 Wing with the Military Family Resource Centre and he was really happy with the outcome. “It’s awesome, it’s a lot of fun and allows us to get back into the community, they get to see us, plus at the end of the day it’s pretty cool to have a helicopter on a float,” he said. 8 Wing’s helicopter won them the best community service float. “I am amazed year after year with the effort and creativity from businesses, schools and community groups” says Suzanne Andrews, manager at the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce. “This parade could not exist without the businesses and groups putting in the time and

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ONTARIO GOVERNMENT NOTICE NOTICE OF STUDY STEP-DOWN FROM A GROUP ‘B’ TO GROUP ‘C’ PROJECT Highway 401 and County Road 40 – Interchange 522 Commuter Parking Lot Expansion WP 4026-06-01 – Preliminary and Detail Design Study WSP Canada Inc. in partnership with the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) have undertaken the Preliminary and Detail Design Study/Environmental Assessment for the expansion of the commuter parking lot on Wooler Road (County Road 40) in the Geographic Township of Murray, in the City of Quinte West. The objectives of this study were to develop a Preliminary and Detail Design to expand the commuter parking lot that provides long term improvements to meet local demand. The Recommended Plan for the Interchange 522 Commuter Parking Lot on Wooler Road, includes expanding the parking area to the west, and providing one hundred and three (103) proposed spaces, including six (6) accessible parking spots and two (2) van accommodations. The access to the Commuter Parking Lot will be modified to provide a single entrance/exit to Wooler Road. THE PROCESS The study has followed the approved planning process for a Group 'B' project under the Class Environmental Assessment for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000). The process included agency consultation, an evaluation of alternative solutions and the selection of a preferred solution taking into account public and agency input. During the course of the study it was determined that the Recommended Plan is not anticipated to result in significant adverse environmental or community effects. With this in mind, there are provisions under the Class EA process to review and re-assess the project classification to verify if it remains appropriate. Based on this review, the project is recommended to be stepped down to a Group ‘C’ project and not eligible for a Part II Order request (“bump-up”). As a Group C project, an Environmental Screening Document (ESD) documenting the effects anticipated by the project and the corresponding mitigation measures will be prepared for MTO internal use. A map of the Study Area is shown below. This notification marks the beginning of the 30-day review period in which potentially affected parties may request MTO to reconsider the decision to step the study down to a Group ‘C’ project. Requests should initially be sent to MTO and WSP (see contact information below) within the 30-day review period (ending on January 6, 2017). If the parties cannot agree, the objector has the right to request the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change (in writing to: Ferguson Block, 11th Floor, 77 Wellesley Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M7A 2T5), to rule on the request. It is the responsibility of the objector to forward the request to the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change before the end key plan of the 30-day review period. If there are no outstanding concerns at the end of the 30-day review period (ending on January 6, 2017) the study will proceed as a Group ‘C’ project under the MTO Class EA for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000). COMMENTS The Project Team is interested in hearing comments from individuals, groups, and the general public. Comments and information regarding this study are being collected to assist MTO in meeting the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this project please do not hesitate to contact us. Any persons interested in being included on the study mailing list should contact the consultant project manager. Interested persons are encouraged to provide comments by January 6, 2017. Mr. Gord Krieger, P.Eng. Consultant Project Manager WSP Canada Ltd. 69 Cleak Avenue, P.O. Box 187 Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0 tel: 613-332-2841, ext. 22 e-mail: Gord.krieger@wspgroup.com

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Get ready for a new era in cancer fight says BGH’s Dr. K. BY STEPHEN PETRICK

Belleville – A new era in the fight against cancer is upon us and Belleville General Hospital is ready to take part. That was the message of an inspirational – and at times tear-inducing – presentation by Dr. Janarthanan Kankesan at the hospital in a recent presentation. Kankesan – known as Dr. K to many patients and colleagues – is one of two oncologists who work in BGH’s cancer clinic. His speech was delivered to a roomful of guests, as part of the Belleville General Hospital Foundation’s Cutting Edge lunch and learn speaker series. The series allows the health care community to learn about new developments at the hospital and encourages donations. “We’re coming into a new era of new therapies,” for cancer, Kankesan said. “Yes, people are still dying, but they’re living longer.” The crux of the speech was that cancer today is being treated much differently now in than in years past. In some cases, people are living longer because of new advancements in medications. These medications are incredibly expensive and sometimes only delay death, but it’s still encouraging progress, he said, since it’s impossible to put a price on a person’s life. He brought the audience to tears when he shared the story of a cancer patient who accessed a medication that cost several thousand dollars a month to extend his life, so he could spend time with his 10-year-old son. He also told the story of a woman who had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer and was trying to access a $60,000 a month drug. He recalled the patient’s daughter saying, “I’m getting married in April. Is my mom going to be around for that?” These stories represent the heartbreaking nature of the health care industry, he said, but the good news is that therapies to treat cancer are be-

coming more effective as time goes by. And the health care industry – with help from donors – seems more determined than ever before to fight cancer. Before Dr. Kankesan was hired by Quinte Health Care two years ago, Dr. Roger Levesque was the only oncologist at the hospital. With two specialists, the oncology department has increased its capacity by about 25 per cent, Kankesan said, and there’s been thought about expansion – taking into mind that many patients can’t travel to Kingston or Toronto for the expanded cancer services typical of big city hospitals. “We’re going to see if we can expand our cancer clinic to three or four physicians,” he said. “The opportunity to grow is certainly there.” The most hopeful news Kankesan shared was that cancer health care is, in some cases, moving away from chemotherapy to drugs that target specific cells of the body and therefore have fewer side effects. He said there’s been huge advancements in liver surgery, meaning now when a person undergoes surgery for a liver disease, the surgeon can remove just diseased parts of the liver. Electric probes to destroy cancerous cells are also being developed and are in the experimental stage now, he said. When an audience member asked why some new cancer medications are so expensive, Kankesan explained that it’s a product of the expensive nature of development. A pharmaceutical company may develop 100 drugs, but find only one of them to be effective. So then, it has to supplement the costs of all 100 drugs through the revenue of just one on the market. However, BGHF executive director Drew Brown, pointed out that the foundation has a program that allows donations to go to patients who need to access an expensive drug – a rare service for an Ontario hospital. Kankesan also stressed that the fight against cancer sometimes moves slowly, but it’s important to remember that progress is being made.

International Day of Persons With Disabilities Celebration Event Saturday, December 3, 2016 2:00 to 5:00 PM YMCA (Quinte West) 50 Monogram Place, Trenton The City of Quinte West Accessibility Advisory Committee invites you to join us as we celebrate The International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This event is being held to recognize the amazing accomplishments and contributions that people with disabilities make to our society and promises to motivate and enlighten people to the unlimited possibilities of the human spirit. Come hear the inspiring stories of our Guest Speakers • Phil Kerr, Extreme Sports Enthusiast & Entrepreneur • Victoria Nolan, World Champion Rower & Paralympic Medalist For more information, contact Anne-Marie Cunningham, City of Quinte West Accessibility Coordinator at 613-392-2841 x4462 or annec@quintewest.ca or visit www.quintewest.ca and view our Accessibility webpage. ASL/English Interpreter provided.

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Habitat for Humanity, Convergys, building hope for families in need

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Trenton – A family of five is now a few steps closer to having a new home, thanks to the recent efforts of Convergys staff. Last week, employees volunteered their time to give the Prince Edward-Hastings Habitat for Humanity organization and Francoeur family a hand. A contingent of volunteers braved the cold on both Monday, Nov. 21 and Thursday, Nov. 24, to help with the new build on Bay Street in Trenton. Habitat’s executive director, Bob Clute, was in awe last Thursday, as the Convergys team trudged on with the new build, despite the snow and cold temperatures. “This is pretty unbelievable,” he said. Convergys volunteers were helping to put up the siding for the new home last Thursday. It’s expected the home will be completed in January 2017, thanks to volunteers like those from Convergys. “You can tell their part of a real team,” said Clute, on Thursday’s build day. “You can see their community spirit – it kind of grabs at the heartstrings for us habitat people.” Volunteers’ dedication and their sense of community weren’t the only reasons for celebration on Thursday though. Also during the build day, Convergys announced a $7,500 donation to Habitat for Humanity, to help families in need. “It was a big day,” said Clute. Convergys has participated in multiple corporate build days over the course of the last few years and donated thousands to help build homes in both Belleville and Trenton, the director added. Convergys supervisor, Susan Wright, who also oversees talent acquisition, said many of the volunteers on site last week also donated their time last year – a lot of the employees, this is how they choose spend “a holiday day.” “This is our way of giving back to the community,” she said. What Habitat for Humanity does and the way it unites so many people, it’s motivating to others and it’s pretty amazing, when people look at the community projects which have already been accomplished, Wright noted. Convergys even donated a play set

last year for the family at the Golfdale Road build. For Clute, when people come together like this and help a family with a new home, he reminds the community, “it really is changing lives.” Parents can feel good about these homes and the kids’ lives, while they often change too, with space to bring home friends after school, a backyard to play in and with space to study, in comparison to sometimes a third floor apartment, the director said. The Bay Street residence is a four-bedroom home, which will ensure each of the three Francoeur kids have their own rooms. The home will also feature two bathrooms and will be “gorgeous” once complete, thanks to volunteers, said Clute. The Prince Edward-Hastings Habitat for Humanity affiliate has built more than a dozen homes, while inviting volunteers to work together with families in need to provide “a hand up – not a hand out.” Homeowners contribute hours of “sweat equity” too, during the construction of their homes. They then replay a long-term, no-interest mortgage. With the Bay Street home anticipated to be complete in the new year, Clute said this is one of the fastest build projects in Habitat’s history. Work started in October. And volunteers and community members, who’ve come together, have a lot to do with the successes. Donations such as the one from Convergys, it means a lot, said Clute. What makes Habitat for Humanity so unique, the director insists, people really do get to see first-hand what a difference their time and money makes. The Bay Street home will surpass any other home built to date in terms of the energy guide scale, noted Clute. While previous homes built also faired well on the scale, as the habitat team remains focused on hydro costs, the team is constantly working to better homes, so families can afford to pay both their mortgages and hydro bills, said Clute.

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New team records set during BYST Meet weekend BY ERIN STEWART

Belleville – About 300 youth swimmers travelled to Belleville to compete in the Belleville Youth Swim Team’s (BYST) annual Fall Invitational ‘BYST Meet’ over the weekend. The three-day event from Friday Nov. 25-27 included swimmers from clubs in Carleton Place, Ernestown, Kingston, Whitby, Milton and the Quinte Dolpins racing at the Templeman Menninga Aquatics Centre at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre. Brandon Oates, head coach of the Belleville Youth Swim Team, said the meet ran perfectly. “We put on quite the show for visiting clubs, they love the facility, we make sure that the pool

is nice and fast by lowering the water temperature and altogether we just work as one and delivery a really fantastic meet,” he said. “Everyone seems to be happy and swimming fast and no complaints.” About 108 of the BYST swimmers are swimming at an all time high which is allowing the team to have many new regional qualifiers in the 12 and under age group as well as many 13 and over provincial and national level qualifiers, said Oates. “It’s very important to us to get our younger swimmers out here and racing, as well as the seniors are coming off of a very intense swimming period and they’re swimming sensationally fast,” he said. Results Katelyn Cairns qualifying for Ontario Junior International in the 200m butterfly with a time of 2:18.76. Josh Lamoureux qualifying for Provincials in the 100m and 200m breaststroke, Adam Bouma qualifying for Ontario Festivals in the 200m breaststroke and Victor Coutu qualifying for Ontario Festivals in the 100m butterfly and 50m freestyle. New team records were set for Noah Brook (50m backstroke), Rafik Jiwa (400m freestyle), Morgan Clark (50m butterfly) and Katelyn Cairns (200m butterfly). Gold medal winners included: Ashley Allaire, Adam Bouma, Noah Brooks, Katelyn Cairns, Stephanie Cairns, Morgan Clark, Melissa Dingle, Victor Coutu, Callum Friar, Isabella Isbester, Rafik Jiwa, Sadie Morphet, Nate Shiers-Redhead, Lauren Taylor, Gracey Vanberkel and Joseph West. Oates wanted to thank the many volunteers for their hard work to make the BYST Meet a success. “We have a wonderful group of parents that put a lot of time and effort into making sure everything runs smoothly,” he said. “That only comes with a lot of work by all of the parents and support staff that we have.”

Belleville Youth Swim Team (BYST) member Jonathan Champagne, 12, dives into the water during the BYST Meet on Sunday Nov. 27 at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre in Belleville. Erin Stewart/Metroland

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Wellington – The Trenton Golden Hawks travelled down the road to Wellington and played a full 60 minutes to beat the hosts 4-1 on Friday Nov. 25. With no goals scored in the first period, the Hawks came out strong in the second and Ben Scheel put the first point on the board with a goal assisted by Louis DiMatteo and Rex Moe four minutes in. Captain Lucas Brown followed up with his first goal of the evening six minutes later, assisted by Chays Ruddy. Then, just 35 seconds later, Jordan Chard scored, assisted by Nick Boddy and Brandon Marinelli. The Dukes came back quick with their first goal and only goal of the night scored 11 minutes into the second by Mitchell Martan, assisted by Colin Doyle and Mitchell Mendonca. Brown scored his second goal of the night 10 minutes into the third period, rounding out the scoring for the night at 4-1 for the Hawks. The Hawks totalled 20 minutes in penalties on six infractions while the Dukes incurred eight minutes on four infractions. Trenton’s goaltender Joseph Murdaca made 29 saves on 30 shots while the Duke’s Connor Ryckman made 42 saves out of the 46 shots he faced. Captain Brown said it was good to have the Hawks play a full 60 minutes. “We did a good job at keeping our game simple and making the easy plays and not complicating things,” he said. “It was nice to score a couple of goals to snap a drought but like I said, everyone played well all game from the goalie out.”

Brown said the team needed a good rest day before hitting the road to face Markham on Sunday Nov. 27. The Hawks picked up their 24th win of the season against Markham, beating the Royals 4-0. Coming up, the Hawks host the Whitby Fury on Friday Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. During Friday night’s game against Markham, the Hawks are hosting “Fill the Net Night.” Fans are being asked to bring canned food or nonperishable food items to the game to help fill two hockey nets for Trenton’s Care and Share Foodbank. “With the Holiday season just around the corner the Golden Hawks organization G-Hawks Captain Lucas Brown ready to take a shot on net during the Hawks vs. Wellingand players wanted be in- ton game on Friday Nov. 25. Erin Stewart/Metroland volved as much as possible,” said Jodie Carmichael, direcThe Hawks will be competing against the Wellington tor of public relations. “With the Golden Hawks currently leading the league in Dukes and the OHL’s Oshawa Generals to see who can colpoints and attendance per game, we knew our fans would be lect the most food. more than able to fill the two hockey nets provided.”

Saints title match slushed out in Ottawa, then Kingston It’s not often a football game is called on account of snow, much less three to four centimetres of slushy stuff on an artificial field. But, that’s what happened to scupper the chances of Quinte Junior Saints plating in their first-ever National Capital Bowl football game last Saturday. The 2016 National Capital Bowl junior AA championship game between the Quinte Saints and Kingston Frontenac Falcons was cancelled Saturday due to unsafe playing conditions at Beckwith Fields, near Carleton Place. Both teams arrived at the facility believing the game was a go, only to have the contest called off due to a snow-covered field that had not been cleared.

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Tyendinaga- Every Remembrance Day, people recall the soldiers lost and wounded in many wars with the phrase "We will remember them." Now, thanks to the Vimy Foundation, they are being remembered all year long by a new generation of young people. One of those soldiers was Joseph Bernard Hill of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte. Hill, who died in 1918 during the First World War, was honoured at the Mohawk Council in Tyendinaga on Friday, Nov. 25. A student named Andrew Yin gave the council a cloth rubbing of Hill's gravestone in France. Andrew, a 17-year-old high school student from Richmond Hill, was born in China, and thus did not grow up knowing the importance of Remembrance Day to Canada. When he decided to research the life of a soldier from the First World War for an essay contest, he chose an Aboriginal soldier as his subject because, he said, he knows what it is like to be a member of a minority. In his research, Andrew discovered that Hill was born in New York State, but later moved to Canada with his family. Hill was 19 years old and living in Deseronto when the Great War began. He enlisted in the Canadian Corps in 1915 and fought on the European Front with the 7th Brigade, Royal Canadian Artillery. On Sept. 30, 1918, Hill was killed in action in

northern France. He was only 22 years old. Andrew's essay won him the Beaverbrook Vimy Prize, which included a two-week trip to Europe to visit important historic sites from both of the world wars. He was one of 16 students aged 15 to 17 from across Canada to receive the award in 2016. The trip was emotional for the young students. "There were some really depressing days," Andrew said. "Seeing the names carved on the Vimy Memorial was really harrowing. But I feel really proud of the sacrifices of these people." He told the MBQ council about his trip, which began in London with a visit to the Churchill bunker, the Canadian Memorial, and a lecture at Oxford University. He said the group visited Essex Farm Cemetery in Ypres, Belgium, where Canadian Army Major John McCrae wrote his famous poem "In Flanders' Fields". Seeing the grave of a Canadian soldier who was only 15 when he was killed really hit home with Andrew, but visiting a cemetery for German soldiers made him realize that those enemy soldiers "were just like us, with families." The students visited the chalk tunnels of Maison Blanche, which are filled with carved messages and drawing left by Canadian soldiers who sought shelter from the German bombs. Andrew said the carv-

ings made them all realize that the soldiers were more than just names. "It's important that we see these soldiers as actual human beings," he said. Other visits included the battle sites at Vimy, Arras, Juno Beach, Dieppe, and the American Omaha Cemetery. Andrew also visited the small Ontario Cemetery in Sains-lesMarquion in northern France, where he found the grave of the soldier whose life he had studied. He said that seeing his headstone and knowing about Hill's life has inspired him to make his own life count and encourages him to help make Canada a better place. "In 2016, Joseph Hill, your contributions have not been forgotten," Andrew said. Council members were visibly moved by Andrew's talk.

"Now that is a proper tribute to our veterans," said Chief R. Donald Maracle. As Andrew presented him with the cloth rubbing from Hill's tombstone, Maracle said, "On behalf of the Mohawk Council, I'd like to thank you." He said Aboriginal soldiers seldom get the recognition they deserve, so Andrew's work on behalf of Hill was greatly appreciated.

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Andrew Yin, one of the winners of this year’s Beaverbrook Vimy Prize, gave a talk to the band council of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte in Tyendinaga on Friday, Nov. 25, before presenting Chief Donald Maracle with a cloth rubbing of the stone that marks the grave of Corporal Joseph Bernard Hill of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte. Hill was killed in battle in northern France on Sept. 30, 1918, at the age of 22. Terry McNamee/Metroland

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Woman pleads guilty to starving horses Shannonville – A 56-year-old Shannonville woman has pleaded guilty to three counts of animal cruelty under the Ontario SPCA Act and is banned from owning livestock for 10 years after failing to care for her horses. On June 22, the Ontario SPCA received a call about two emaciated horses at a property in Shannonville, east of Belleville. The attending officer found a 34-year-old mare and 18-year-old gelding that were extremely thin, with their ribs, hips and spine

protruding. Living in poor conditions, the horses had no food or water and were in need of veterinary care. As a result of the investigation, Catherine Lachapelle was charged with permitting distress, failing to provide adequate and appropriate food and water and failing to provide medical attention for the horses. She pleaded guilty on November 21 to all three counts and received a 10-year prohibition from owning any livestock and was also placed on probation for

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Thieves target parcels in cars – lock them out Belleville - Each Christmas shopping season, thieves target vehicles in mall and commercial parking lots for gift items carelessly left in unlocked vehicles in plain sight. For that reason, Belleville police have once again launched their 'Lock It or Lose It' program. Beginning Friday, members of Belleville Community Policing and Belleville police service Auxiliary Constables will be out in the community to kick off the Lock it or Lose it Campaign. "This successful crime prevention program focuses on reducing vehicle

thefts and thefts from vehicles especially during the holiday season," said police in a statement Friday. "Starting today, vehicles will be checked in parking lots throughout the city of Belleville to ensure vehicles are locked and valuables are kept out of sight. Pamphlets will be placed on vehicle windshields advising vehicle owners of the inspection. This successful campaign highlights the importance of everyone working together for a safer community." Police warn, where and when possible, to store gifts in car trunks or covered in vehicles and to ensure all doors are locked and windows closed.


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Cost of hearing aids punishing for seniors Dear Editor, Why is there is no regulation for hearing aid prices in Canada? Prices can range from $3,000 to over $6,000. While there is a government deduction of $1,000 to the consumer, hearing aids can still cost an exorbitant amount for many seniors and low income individuals. Vendor providers inflate the prices to make this a highly lucrative business. Prices, for example, can cost anywhere from a mild hearing loss hearing aid of $3,000 $4,000, while intermediate devices and more severe hearing loss can range much higher. Even with the government kicking in $1,000, this still leaves a substantial amount of money for the consumer to find. While one can finance at approximately 7-8%, it still means that many seniors have to go into debt for this significant improvement in ear health, brain health, hearing ability and quality of life, at any age.

Even those seniors lucky enough to have Medical Insurance Plans can only expect anywhere from $100 to $300 reimbursement. The bulk of the costs are from the manufacturers’ research money in developing the hearing aid, the cost of the local dealer, the limited amount of consumers or the expense of running a brick and mortar business. All the added costs are passed on to the consumer hence the high prices. Apparently, according to research, many thousands of Canadians with age related hearing loss just don’t buy them as they simply cannot afford them, especially those living on government pensions and other allowances. This seems to be a highly ineffective way of helping our seniors age gracefully, keeping their minds sharp and their hearing optimal via hearing aids.

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Kick off Christmas with some carols at The Church Trenton – It won’t be long before homes are made Christmas cozy with the scent of pine, the sound of carols and the warmth of family. Quinte and area residents are invited to celebrate this festive time with the Old Church Theatre and our Charles Dickens Readers. Now a Christmas tradition, a dramatic reading of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will be presented at the Old Church Theatre, 940 Bonisteel Road on Sunday, December 11 at 2 p.m. Organizers Brian Weston and Lesley Bonisteel are pleased to report that some new readers will

be contributing their efforts to this year’s presentation, all musicians who have performed at the Church. The readers are Saskia Tomkins, Joe Callahan, Penny Kitchen, Howard Baer, Kim Doolittle and Peter Snell. Bonisteel added; “Ours is a small and intimate setting that contributes to the seasonal, “Charles Dickens” like atmosphere.” The hot apple cider from Grills Orchard and baking provided by Smylie’s Independent Grocer will contribute to that seasonal atmosphere as well. The Old Church Theatre productions of A Christmas Carol were started by Roy Bonisteel

and featured well-known CBC radio personality Amanda Putz, Quinte West Library CEO Rita Turtle, and many other guests over the years. Andy Thompson of Northumberland Studio/ Studio 29 will provide the musical accompaniment again this year and Reverend Hal Wilson returns, this year as Master of Ceremonies. Admission is $10. Please call or reserve a seat online as space is limited. For more information or reservations call (613) 848-1411 or visit: www. oldchurch.ca Christmas poster included

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Picton - Glenora Fisheries Research staff are fighting a deadline with the weather to complete their scheduled lake trout stocking program for the year. Thousands of small lake trout were unloaded Tuesday Nov. 22 despite harsh winds, heaving waves and a delayed delivery truck. Hauled to the station, just east of Picton, in large steel tanks on flatbed trucks, the small fish are pumped into large tanks on board the station’s large trawler tug, 60 feet long, tied up at a dock. With water levels still very

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EVENTS BELLEVILLE DEC 01 @ 8:00pm - 10:30pm “Arsenic and Old Lace,” Belleville Theatre Guild December 1-17, Pinnacle Playhouse, with evening and matinee times available. Tickets are $20 Adult, $18 Senior, $10 Student. 613-967-1442 or visit bellevilletheatreguild.ca. BELLEVILLE GENERAL Hospital Auxiliary Christmas Bazaar Dec 2, 10 am-2 pm Quinte Wing, Level 3 by Oncology Unit All Proceeds to support the work of BGH Auxiliary HAPPY HARMONY Women’s Choir sings hits from across the decades with emphasis of 50s/60s Thursdays 7-9 pm at Brittany Brant Music Centre, off Hwy #2 ten minutes east of Belleville Hospital. Phone 613-438-7664. Join us for a free trial RENTERS CURLING every Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 am. Belleville Curling Club. $8.00 /game. Teams made up daily, no experience is necessary. 613-966-7184 BELLEVILLE CHORAL Society, annual Christmas concert: Welcome Christmas. Dec 4, 3pm, St. Michaels Church Tickets: Adult $25, ages 6 -18 $5. Available at St. Mikes Parish Office, www.bellevillechoralsociety.org. 613-771-1758. OSTOMY SUPPORT Group will be holding their Christmas Lunch at Swiss Chalet in Belleville December 4 at 1pm. Meet everyone there and don’t forget to bring your coupons. MONTHLY NUTRITION Education Group, Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 1-2:30 p.m, Community Health Centre, 161 Bridge St. W. Registration required, 613-962-0000 x 233. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Belleville General Hospital Auxiliary seeks people over 16 years of age to volunteer in a variety of hospital settings, daytime Monday to Friday. Some weekend shifts available. Call BGHA Volunteer Office at 613-9697400 ext 2297 RETIRED WOMEN Teachers of Ontario (Belleville and District) invite all members and welcome other retired women, especially those new to the area, to their Christmas Luncheon. First Pentecostal Church, 490 Dundas Street W.,11 am on Dec 6. bring new and unwrapped hygiene products for donation to Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation. 613-962-2938. MONDAY BINGO; Tuesday Cribbage; Wednesday Euchre; Thursday Carpet Bowling and Shuffleboard; Friday Darts and the 3rd Sunday of every month Cribbage. All start at 1:00 p.m. Open to all seniors 50 and over. Trillium 2000 Seniors Club, 75 St. Paul St., Belleville LIONS CLUB, every 2nd and 4th Tues. dinner and meeting. 2nd Tues. catered dinner, 4th Tues. pot luck. both at 7p.m. Meeting 7:45 p.m. 119 Station Street. Please call 613 962-6559 to leave a message. MEALS ON Wheels Belleville: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday a hot meal delivered to your door around noon. Frozen meals available for delivery. Info Joanne at 613-969-0130 FAMILY SPACE supports families learn-

ing through play. Drop-in playrooms, 100 Station Street., Belleville. Open 6 days a week. www.familyspace.ca or 613-9669427. STROKE SUPPORT Programs: Facilitated survivor, caregiver, and couples support groups. All groups meet on a monthly basis in Belleville. Info: Lee 613-9690130 ext. 5207 PROBUS CLUB Of Belleville meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays every month, 10 am at the Pentecostals of Quinte, 490 Dundas St. W. For retired and/or semiretired business and professional people. Social time and a guest speaker. Guests are welcome. SUNDAY NIGHT Sing hosted by Ivanhoe Wesleyan Standard Church, 6:30 PM. Bring your instruments. Open mic. Refreshments to follow. First Sunday of each month. BELLEVILLE BRAIN Tumour Support Group meets monthly on the second Wed., 6:30 p.m., Eastminster United Church. If you or someone you know has been affected by a brain tumour come join us.

BRIGHTON VOCALESE CHRISTMAS CONCERT, Dec. 11th @ 2:30 p.m., Brighton United Church, 58 Prince Edward St. Admission $15, Students $5, Children free; Tickets at door, Red Stone Clothing Co., choir members. Welcome everyone. STAMPED STONE Tiles you will make your own set of beautiful stamped stone tiles which can be used as coasters, tiles or hanging artwork. All materials are supplied. Dec 7, 6-8pm Fee: $10.00, CCN Office in Brighton (613)475-4190 or brighton@ commcare.ca HANG AN Ornament on The Memory Tree Dec 2, Applefest Retirement Lodge 1:00pm-6:00pm, Dec 3, Applefest Holiday Bazaar at the Applefest Retirement Lodge 11:00am -3:00pm TOBACCO TALKS Quit-Smoking Support Program, Dec 7, 1 pm, Brighton Health Service Centre (1st Floor, 170 Main St.). Drop-in or make appointment. 1-866-8884577, ext. 1518. BRIGHTON LIONS Club is looking for new members. Meetings are 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at the Community Centre in Brighton. Info Membership Chairperson Fran Fulford 613- 475-0475 TGIF FROZEN Meal Distribution Every Friday @ Bridge St. United Church, 60 Bridge St. E. can be picked up Fridays between 2 and 4 p.m. Register on first visit by showing I.D. for each meal you pick up. No cost/no pre-ordering. BRIGHTON ALL Star Concert band rehearses every wed evening in the ENSS music room from 7-9. Everyone is welcome. Brighton All Star Concert Band will be performing with the music students for ENSS Music Night on Thurs 8 Dec. 7:00 pm QUINTE REGION Crokinole Club, every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Quinte Wellness Centre, Cannifton Rd. http://www.qrcc. ca 613-967-7720 QUINTE QUILTER¹S Guild, 7 PM, first Wednesday of the month. St Columba Church, Bridge St. E. Everyone is welcome.

SUPPER’S READY - Wednesdays, 5-6 pm at Trinity-St.Andrew’s United Church,56 Prince Edward St. There is no charge for this meal but donations are gratefully accepted. BRIGHTON SENIORS Club looking for new members. Meeting 3rd Wed of month. Potluck lunch at noon followed by short business meeting,guest speakers and cards. Other social events through the year. Contact Joan Walker 613-475-4631. JOYFULL NOISE Women’s Choir practices every Monday evening 7-9 p.m, Brighton Legion. No auditions and you DO NOT need to read music. New members welcome. Info: 613 397 3236. www.joyfull-noise.com

CAMPBELLFORD HANG AN Ornament on The Memory Tree Dec 5 and 6 Campbellford Memorial Hospital 9:00am – 4:00pm, Dec 7 Brighton’s Suppers Ready at Trinity St. Andrew’s United Church, 4:30pm-6:30pm, Dec 8 Community Diners at Seymour United Church in Hoards Station 12:00 noon - 1:00pm, Dec 8 Christmas Light Tour at Multi-Care Lodge 6:30pm - 8:30pm WATERCOLOUR HOLIDAY Cards Workshop Dec 8, 9am–12pm Forrest Dennis Senior Citizens Centre, 55 Grand Rd, $10. preregister 7056531411 CAMPBELLFORD BOOK Club Dec 6, 6:30 pm Repeats 1st Tuesday of every month, Trent Hills Library, 98 Bridge St E, 705-653-2853 CHRISTMAS CLAWS - Pet Photos with Santa Dec 4,11am–3pm, Rotary Youth Hall 179 Saskatoon Ave, $10. 613-472-0364 HOLIDAY GIFTS Workshop Dec 1, 6pm –8pm Forrest Dennis Senior Citizens Centre, 55 Grand Rd. $10 preregister 705-653-1411 JAPANESE SWORD Classes, every Monday 7-8:30pm, Trent Hills Karate Club, Trent Hills Martial Arts, Saskatchewan Ave. TODDLER AND Preschooler Dental Screening, Dec 8, 10am to Noon, Ontario Early Years Centre (Rotary Hall, 179 Saskatoon Ave.) 1-866-888-4577 MEET THE Nurse, Dec 8, 10 am to Noon, Ontario Early Years Centre (Rotary Hall, 179 Saskatoon Ave.) Parents with children up to age six years can meet with a Public Health Nurse. 1-866-888-4577 SEXUAL HEALTH Clinic, Dec 6, 10 am to Noon. The clinic provides clients with confidential access to sexual health testing and treatment. 1-866-888-4577, ext. 1205. CAMPBELLFORD LEGION Br 103, 34 Bridge St Campbellford, 705 653 2450. Thurs 730 pm open 8-ball, Sunday 3-7 pm open Jam Session No cover TOBACCO TALKS Quit-Smoking Support Program, Dec 1 and 8, 1 pm, Campbellford Community Resource Centre (65 Bridge St. E.). 1-866-888-4577, ext. 1518. CAMPBELLFORD & District Horticultural Society will hold its Potluck & regular monthly meeting Dec. 5th, 6:30 p.m. Members & guests welcomed at Christ Church (Anglican), 154 Kent Street.

ST.MARY’S C.W.L. TEA &BAZAARFor the Joy of Christmas Dec.3 11.00 a.m.2.00p.m. Lunch $5.00 St.Mary’s School Auditorium, 48th. Annual Christmas Concert Dec 7 at 7.30p.m. Refreshments to follow in St. Mary’s School auditorium. NOV 1-MID April, Indoor Walking and Exercise Program, St. John¹s United Church Auditorium, Tuesdays and Fridays, 1011am. Please bring clean, comfortable shoes. 50 Bridge St. W.705-653-2283.

COBOURG HANG AN Ornament on The Memory Tree Dec 5 and 6 Northumberland Hills Hospital: 9:00 - 3:00pm THE ETERNAL Hope Spiritualist Centre is now located at 284 Division St. Cobourg. Sunday service 7pm. Pot luck supper first Sunday of month at 5:30 p.m. www.theeternalhopespiritualistcentre.webs.com. SEXUAL HEALTH Clinic, Dec 6, 4:30 pm-6:30 pm. The clinic provides clients with confidential access to sexual health testing and treatment.1-866-888-4577, ext. 1205.

CODRINGTON NORTH BRIGHTON Seniors Club looking for new members. Meeting 3rd Wednesday of month. Potluck lunch at noon followed by short business meeting, guest speakers and cards. Other social events through the year. Joan Walker 613-475-4631.

COLBORNE MEET THE Nurse, Dec 2, 10 am to Noon, Colborne Public School (8 Alfred St.). Parents with children up to age six years can meet with a Public Health Nurse. (905) 885-9100 or 1-866-888-4577 FREE EXERCISE Class, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11am, Keeler Centre, Colborne. Designed for seniors or those with physical limitations. (905) 355-2989. COLBORNE LEGION Roast Beef Dinner, Dec. 2 $13 for everyone except Veterans who pay $10 (with Legion or service card). Children under 5 are no charge. 5-6:30pm. Shop & Support – Dec. 4 Did you know you can support the Branch and buy gift cards? You can get all the popular retailers cards in one place. place your order by Dec. 4 the cards will be at the branch by Dec 9 Order forms are in the clubroom.

FOXBORO RETIRED WOMEN Teachers, Trenton & District, will celebrate Christmas on Dec. 1 11:30am at Emmanuel United Church, Turkey Dinner $15 (guests $18). Donations to the Food Bank appreciated. All retired women teachers are welcome. 613 398-0952

FRANKFORD FRANKFORD LEGION: Mondays Cribbage 1pm. Tuesdays, Euchre 1pm; Line dancing 7pm. Wednesdays, Seniors¹ Euchre 1 pm; Open Snooker 7pm. Thursdays Ladies¹ Pool and Men¹s Darts 7pm. Fridays Mixed Fun Darts 7pm. Open Mic, first Friday of the month, TGIF Mixed Darts, 4-7 pm, Open Mic first Sunday of the month, 1-4 pm, Frankford Legion.

TOPS (TAKE off Pounds Sensibly), Wednesday, Anglican Church Hall, 60 N Trent, weigh-in 3-3:30pm. meeting 3:30-4:30 p.m. GENTLE YOGA, Suitable for everyone. Classes every Tuesday 1pm, Holy Trinity Anglican Church. 613-398-6407

HASTINGS HASTINGS CHRISTMAS Fest Dec 4, 12:30 pm – 3pm, visit from Santa 2pm, snacks, music. Hastings Legion Branch, 10 Front St W, Free. 705-696-1353 HASTINGS KITCHEN – A Trent Hills Community Kitchen Dec 1,10 am–12:30 pm. Hastings Civic Centre, 6 Albert St E. Free 705-696-1353 SALVATION ARMY Lunch, 11:30AM 1:00PM on the 2nd and the 4th Friday from September to June, Civic Centre, Hastings. Soup, sandwiches, salad, dessert, coffee, tea and juice. Everyone welcome HASTINGS LEGION: Monday night snooker, Tuesday afternoon mixed darts, Wednesday afternoon snooker, Thursday night ladies pool and mixed darts, Friday night blind draw doubles mixed winter darts. TOPS (TAKE Off Pounds Sensibly) meetings Wednesdays at the Trinity United Church. Weigh-in 5:00-5:45pm and meeting 6:00-7:00 pm. Join anytime. For info Kathy (705) 696-3359

HAVELOCK 8TH ANNUAL Nativity Display, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Trent River, 8700 County Road 30. Dec. 2, 6-9 pm, Dec. 3, 2-8 pm, Dec. 4, 2-6 pm. Please join us Sunday evening at 6 pm for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert “Home For the Holidays”. Donations for the Food Bank appreciated. Light refreshments served. Call 705-559-9059 COMMUNITY CARE Havelock 11th Annual Lunch And Toonie Auction Dec 6,10am, lunch served 12:15pm. toonie auction resumes after lunch Havelock Community Centre 39 George St East Advance Tickets Only! 705-778-7831 THE FIRST Sunday of the month, Bid Euchre at the Havelock Lions Club. Games start at 1 p.m. $5.00/person. 705-778-3169 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY Music Jam Sessions Ol’ Town Hall, Matheson and Oak Streets, every Wednesday. Doors open at 12:00, tunes begin at 1 pm. Bring your instruments, your voice, your song book. Musicians, vocalists and visitors welcomed and encouraged HAVELOCK SENIORS Club Bid Euchre, first Saturday of the month, 1 pm. RCL HAVELOCK, Branch 389, 8 Ottawa St. weekly events. Monday Senior Darts, 12:30 pm. Bingo 6:30 pm. Tuesday Shuffleboard, 12:30 pm. Thursday Ladies¹ Darts, 1 pm. Saturday Meat Roll 3-4pm HAVELOCK ODDFELLOWS Brunch, first Sunday of month, 8am-noon. Adults $6, Under 12 $3. RIVER VALLEY Community bid euchre party, River Valley Centre, every Friday 7:30 pm. Cost $ 2.00. Ladies bring something for a light lunch. Info: Grace Bush 613-395-5190 continued on page 6 Section B - Thursday, December 1, 2016 B5


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MADOC MADOC FOOT Care Clinic: Dec 1: 47 Wellington St, Seniors Building Common Room 8am. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. 1-800554-1564 to pre-register GOOD BABY Box, every Wednesday, Marmora Pentecostal Church, 53 Madoc St. 10 am to 2 pm. 613-472-3219 BADMINTON CLUB, Tues. and Thurs. 7-9 p.m. at Centre Hastings Secondary School, Sept. to June 15. 613-473-5662 CHRISTMAS AT O’Hara’s Dec 3, 11am7pm. Dec 4 12-6pm. Live entertainment at the log house Free hot cider and cookies food available Horse- drawn wagon rides Shop at our “Country Store” Your donation is your admission. MADOC PRESBYTERIAN Church Women invite you to their annual Christmas Bazaar, Tea and Bake Sale, Dec 3 from 11:30am-2 pm, tea $5, St.Peter’s church hall, 115 St. Lawrence St.W. ST. JOHN the Baptist Church 115 Durham St. N. Dec. 3, 1-4pm Nativity Display over 140 Nativity scenes of all shapes and sizes on display. if you would like to loan yours for this wonderful display call 613-472-3176 GOOD FOOD Box depot, Marmora Pentecostal Church, 53 Madoc St. Fresh fruit and vegetables in $10 or $15 size boxes or bag of fruit for $5. Order/Pay by the first Wednesday of the month. Pick up on the third Wednesday. Order any Wed. between 10am-2pm. 613-472-3219 ROYAL CANADIAN Legion Br 363 Madoc: Mixed Darts every Thursday 7 pm. Random draw for teams. CHRISTMAS BAKING & yard sale new & used items madoc pentecostal Church 32 Wellington St Madoc Dec 3, 9am – 2pm

MARMORA FIRST FRIDAY Open Mic Dec 2 7 PM Marmora and Area Curling Club, 2 Crawford Drive. Come & join the great line-up of musicians or just enjoy the entertainment. No cover charge. MARMORA & Lake Public Library StoryTime Dec 3 12:30-1:30pm Holiday stories, reindeer & snowman crafts and snack. ST. ANDREW’S United Church Christmas Bazaar Dec 3 9-1pm. lunch served from 11am-1pm adults $6, children $2 and pre-school are free. Also the New to You Shoppe will have a bag sale and be open from 8:30-12pm. THE FRIENDS of the Marmora Library are holding a Book Sale Dec 3, 10am-2pm at the Library. Drop in while waiting for the Santa Claus Parade! DEC 4, Marmora Legion Turkey Dinner 3-7pm $12. All the trimmings. Bingo every Monday, Early Birds start at 7pm. Jam Session Club Room every Monday 6-9pm. Mixed darts every Friday Club Room 1pm and 7:30pm. Mixed Shuffleboard Every Thursday 1pm. EUCHRE IN Deloro Hall each Friday 7 p.m. sponsored by Marmora Crowe Valley Lions Club. Bring light lunch to share. B6 Section B - Thursday, December 1, 2016

EUCHRE - Seniors Citizens, William week. Sunday School available. Come Shannon Room, each Friday 1:30 p.m. $2. join us in fellowship DEC 3 Stirling Legion Silent Auction, NORWOOD Craft Show and Bake Sale 9 am. Silent DEC 03, 3pm-4:30 pm A Westben Christ- Auction has a Pre- Bid opportunity from mas Carol Norwood United Church, Hwy Nov 19-Dec 3. Place Bids to Dec 3. Bid 7, Norwood. More at westben.ca sheets drawn at 4 pm to determine winners. ENJOY A pre-Christmas Dance with the STIRLING CLUB 55 and Over reguDonegal Fiddlers Orchestra. Dec 3 , 7 to lar euchre every Wednesday in Stirling 10 pm at the Norwood Town Hall, 2357 Legion 1pm. $2.00 to play, prizes and County Road 45. $5. Lunch is finger food treats. Also monthly birthday celebrations. pot luck. All welcome. 613-395-3559 PRESCHOOL DROP-IN, Westwood Public Library. Every Thursday, 10 am- TRENTON noon. Enjoy play and creative areas. 705- ST. GEORGE’S Anglican Church Annual Victorian Tea and Bazaar on Dec 3, 2 -4pm. 696-2744 or www.anpl.org PRESCHOOL STORYTIME, Norwood Parish House, 25 John Street. Tickets $4 Public Library. Every Friday, 10-11 am. per adult and $2 for Children under 12 Story, craft and snack. 705-639-2228 or years available at the door. 613-394-4244 TRENT PORT Historical Society and www.anpl.org ST. ANDREW’S Presbyterian Church the Trenton DBIA Present Downtown Holiday Bazaar Dec 3 10am-1:30pm Ad- with Dickens Dec 3,11am-4pm mission Free. Lunch 11am-1pm $8ea. HE SHALL Reign! An Evening of Music and Celebration at Trenton United P.E. COUNTY Church, 85 Dundas Street East Dec 4, FREE SENIORS Exercise Classes VON 7pm. Free-will offering supporting our SMART classes. Gentle and progressive local community. and can be done standing or seated. Info: OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meet1-888-279-4866 ex 5350. ing every Tuesday and Friday, 9:15 a.m. DEC 4, 11am-5pm, tour old and new Senior¹s Centre, Bay St., Trenton. www. County homes that are all decked out in oa.org their holiday finery. Funds raised from this TRENTON KNIGHTS of Columbus, self-guided tour support the preservation 57 Stella Cres.: Sunday & Wednesday of historic County buildings. sheltonpeta@ Night Bingos 7pm. Cards on sale 5.30pm. gmail.com. Everyone welcome DINER’S CLUB, 1st Wednesday, 12-2 TRENTON AL-ANON Family Group, pm. Deseronto Community Centre, $6/ every Wednesday, 8 p.m., Trenton United member. $7/non-member. Reservations Church, 85 Dundas St. E. Trenton, Tel: required. Call 613-396-6591 866-951-3711 MEALS ON Wheels Deseronto: Mon- TRENTON TOASTMASTERS Club day, Wednesday, and Friday, a hot meal meets 6:30-8:30 pm, every 2nd and 4th is delivered to your door around noon. Wednesday of the month, Quinte West/ Frozen meals available. 613-396-6591 Trenton Library Meeting Room Main WELLINGTON DISTRICT Lions Club Floor. We are looking for new members. - New members welcome. Club meets 2nd Guests are welcome & 4th Wednesday of month, Wellington WEIGHT LOSS Surgery Support Group Town Hall. Info: Membership Chairs MONARC Weight Loss Surgery Support Marilyn or Stan at 613-399-1164. Group for bypass, band or sleeve recipiPICTON SHOUT Sister Choir welcomes ents or those interested. meeting is Dec new members. Practices are Thursdays, 5, 7pm. Trenton Memorial Hospital, 2nd 7-9 p.m., St Mary Magdalene Church, 335 Floor Boardroom Main St, Picton. www.shoutsisterchoir.ca QUINTE BAY Cloggers every Friday, LOYALIST DECORATIVE Painters’ 6:30 - 9 pm, Salvation Army, 244 Dundas Guild meeting every second Wed. of the St E, Trenton. All ages welcome, no exmonth. New members welcome. Carry- perience necessary. First two nights free, ing Place United Church, 7pm. Coffee & $5/night. Info: Eve or Ozz at 613-966-7026 snacks at 6:30. Bring your regular painting SEWING SOCIAL, Tuesdays, 1-4pm, supplies. Info: Noreen 613-475-2005 or Trenton Library Bring your sewing mawww.freewebs.com/ldpg/ chine (with power cord and foot control), your selected project, and an extension STIRLING cord. Beginners are welcome. kristar@ STIRLING BLOOD Pressure Clinic Dec quintewest.ca 8, 204 Church St, Seniors Building Common Room 9am-12pm. Program opened TWEED to seniors and adults with physical dis- TWEED BLOOD Pressure Clinic Dec 7, abilities. 1-800-554-1564 23 McCamon Ave, Seniors Building ComSTIRLING AND District Lions Club mon room 8am-12pm. Program opened presents Breakfast with Santa, upstairs to seniors and adults with physical disin the Stirling Arena, Dec 3 7-11am. $8 abilities. 1-800-554-1564 for adults, $5 for kids under 12 and $20 13TH ANNUAL Tweed Festival of Trees for a family of 4. Bring your camera and first weekend in Dec 1-4, Tweed Agriyour letters to Santa! cultural Building, 617 Louisa Street. “A ST PAULS United Church Sunday Service Kris Kringle Christmas”. $2 admittance with Rev Bruce Fraser,10.30 am every fee, $2 raffle ticket can win one of 80 decorated items. All proceeds are do-

nated to projects involving youth in the Municipality of Tweed. 613-478-3225, barb.mogunning@gmail.com CHRISTMAS CRAFT & Bake Sale, Dec 3, 10am-4pm. Land O’ Lakes Curling Club, 301 St. Joseph St. Pick up a last minute gift or holiday treat! www.curltweed.ca IN-HOUSE SPORTS continue at the Tweed Legion with Pool at 6:30 on Wednesday and Shuffleboard at 7 on Thursday. Our in-house Sports are open to everyone, not just Legion Members. Remember “WKRP in Cincinnati”? Well the turkeys will be flying out of the Tweed Legion on Dec. 2 at Turkey Draw. 30 birds, door prizes & draws. $2 each, 8 pm. The Open Dart League will not meet on Dec. 2. Drop by the Legion before the Tweed Santa Claus parade and enjoy a hot dog and hot chocolate. Donations for the Tweed Christmas Toy drive will be greatly appreciated. FRIENDS OF the Tweed Library invite you to join us to offer Cathy Anderson our best wishes on the occasion of her retirement as librarian. Drop in at the library on Dec 7, from 2-4pm. Refreshments available. TWEED TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Mondays, 10-11:30 am, 23 McCamon Avenue, Tweed (Hillside Apartments) Common Room. Weight loss, Support - Food and Exercise plans. $2 per week. Info: Marilyn at 613-478-9957. SENIOR MEN’S ‘Huff and Puff’ Exercise Class, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11 AM, Land O’ Lakes Curling Club. Instructed muscle toning, balance and stretching. Light weights available, bring your own mat. 7/class or $40 monthly. Show up or contact Larry: 613-478-5994 FIT & Fun Ladies Exercise Classes: Mondays 9am Aerobics. Tuesdays 9am. Stretch & Strength. Thursdays 9am Balls & Bands. Fridays 9am Interval Training. Land O¹Lakes Curling Club, Tweed. $25/ mth or $7/class. Info: Judy 613-478-5994 or Jan 613-478-3680. BID EUCHRE every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Actinolite Recreation Hall DO YOU struggle to lose weight? Have a history of yo-yo dieting? Eat out of emotions? Free Craving Change workshop at Gateway CHC to change your thinking to change your eating habits. Info: the Dietitian at 613-478-1211 ext. 228. DEC 2 St.John’s United Church presents a Country Christmas music evening. Music provided by St. John’s Choir and Junior kids. 7 pm Refreshments throughout the evening. Donations at the door.

TYENDINAGA FREE LUNCH Time Fitness with Active membership at the Tyendinaga Fitness Resource Centre. $20.00 for seniors (55 +) $30.00 for adults no taxes or contracts Open to the Public. Stop in classes 12:15pm Monday to Thursday. (613) 962-2822 ORANGE LODGE Dance on Dec. 3 at Orange Hall on York Road in Tyendinga Territory Music by Jeff Code & Silverwings. Dancing from 8-Midnight. Cost $12 each Dance, Lunch & Prizes. 613-396-6792

WARKWORTH THURSDAYS, 9:30-10:45AM St. Pauls

United Church, 60 Main St. 705-632-0824 aberneth@live.com. Less Intense Class includes: Mixture of standing/seated exercises – walking, marching, dance steps, strengthening, balance and relaxation. $3/ class or a 10- week session for $35 TUESDAYS, 9:30-10:30AM and 5:306:30PM St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 20 Mill St. 705-632-0824 aberneth@live. com Exercise classes for older adults, 55+. Class includes: 30 minutes Low Impact Aerobics, + Strengthening, Balance & Flexibility Exercises. $5/class or an 8 week session for $40 WARKWORTH COMMUNITY Lunch Dec 5, 11am Repeats 1st Monday of every month. The Gathering Place - St. Paul’s United Church, 60 Main St. Free. enjoy tea or coffee and some conversation, A healthy lunch. WARKWORTH FESTIVAL of TreesDec 2, 5pm–9pm. Dec 3, 9am-5pm. Dec 4, 9am-2:30pm. Warkworth Town Hall, 40 Main St. Free. 705-772-0343 WARKWORTH SANTA Claus Parade “Victorian Christmas” Dec 2, 7-8pm Main St, Warkworth. COST: Free. 705-924-2639 CHRISTMAS BAZAAR and Bake Sale Dec 3 10am-2pm St. Andrew’s Church, Light Lunch, Refreshments available KNITTING GUILD, second Tuesday of each month, Millcreek Manor, 140 Church St, 1:30. Anyone interested in knitting is invited. 705-924-2598. WARKWORTH SPINNERS and Weavers Guild meet the second Thurs. of every month, 10am, upstairs at the Campbellford Library. Info: warkworthguild@gmail.com. New members always welcome

WOOLER WOOLER UNITED Church is again this year taking orders for Christmas Cookie Trays. These trays will be ready for pick up Dec. 3 after 10:30,Dec. 4 at 11:45, Dec. 5 at Soup and Sandwich at 11:30, 1 pm. at Wooler United Church. To order 613-397-2106 or 613-397-3027 SOUP AND Sandwich Dec 5 at 11:30am –1pm $7 per person Wooler United Church


An Exhilarating Off-road Tour in Sedona, Arizona

JOHN M. SMITH

On my recent visit to Sedona, I took an off-road tour with Sedona Offroad Adventures. After all, these tours are apparently the most popular way to get out and explore Sedona's rugged landscape and eye-popping scenery, and this particular company offers tours from "mild to wild", by both jeep and Hummer. My particular tour took me in a Hummer up on the Colorado Plateau to a height of about 2,000 feet above Sedona. We climbed to the Schnebly Hill Vista, an awesome overlook, and although much of our ride wasn't truly off-road, it was on a very old, unimproved stagecoach road that I certainly wouldn't have been able to navigate in a car. In fact, even the jeep tours on this so-called road offered a "shake, rattle, and roll" experience, for the tourists could be seen bouncing around and getting shaken up. You might want to hold on to your hat, glasses, and stomach! In fact, it's recommended that you skip this tour altogether if you have serious back or neck problems or are pregnant. It's also suggested that you don't wear contact lenses, for it can get very dusty on these rides. Even our Hummer tour offered some good bounces, but this machine could handle the boulders and jutting rocks quite well, and we were able to keep on rolling. Also, the Hummer allows everyone to have a forward facing seat, equipped with an individual seat belt. I rode shotgun, so I was right up front, next to the driver. One of our very first sightings was of a mannequin on a balcony on a large house on a hill that's known as "Sedona's House of Seven Arches". We were told that this mannequin was in honour of comedian and actress Lucille Ball, formerly of "I Love Lucy" fame, who used to often stay in this particular house. It's still sometimes referred to as "Lucy's House"

- and if you happen to remember the very old Doublemint commercials on TV, where young twin girls would talk about "doubling your pleasure" by chewing Doublemint Gum, well, one of these twins eventually became the owner of this very house. As we ascended the Colorado Plateau, our guide/driver would give us a lot of pertinent information about the area's unique rock structures and the plants that we saw along the way, too. He'd give us the names of particular rocky precipices and buttes as we passed, and he even found one that he said we'd call the "Smith Amphitheatre" today. However, he was particularly informative about pointing out plants that were edible and used by natives for healing purposes, for it turns out that he had studied these. For example, he pointed out some Manzanita (which translates from Spanish as "little apples"), Mormon tea, blackberry, canyon grape, and banana yucca. He also pointed out some mistletoe that

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Quinte Symphony’s Mozart tribute will remember a youthful genius JACK EVANS

The Quinte Symphony's tribute to child prodigy Mozart will be one of the most ambitious programs the local orchestra has undertaken in some years. To be held on Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Bridge Street Church, the timing is meant to reflect the precise day and same approximate time Mozart died in Vienna 225 years ago. It also involves a regional ad hoc choir that has been rehearsing

for months, drawing singers from Campbellford to Picton and as far as Kingston. It will also feature a unique "portatif," a hand -operated type of pipe organ that can trace its origins back to ancient Greece. This will be the first time many, if not most area residents have ever seen such an instrument. Finally, the major work will be Mozart's inspiring, tuneful and stirring "Requiem," as stated on the pro-

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Topping off the program will be a delightful Mozart piano concerto, introducing British-born pianist Clare Gordon for the first time in Belleville. It has often been said that Mozart can be compared to sunshine when it comes to music. Because of the memorial aspects of this unique concert, the orchestra will not be playing its traditional Christmas program, leaving that to many other musical organizations in

the area, at least for this year. It may not be Christmas music, but orchestra officials contend it will sound like that. Tickets, at $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and students are now available at the Quinte Arts Council office, Sam the Record Man, Quinte Mall, Books and Company, Picton, and on line. Tickets are also available at the website, "thequintesymphony. com."

Panto must go on – with a cast change JACK EVANS

Stirling- Just as this year's Stirling Festival Theatre panto, "Jack and the Beanstalk," was about to open, the cast has experienced a major change. Veteran Debbie Collins, who has performed in several SFT pantomimes has been asked to take part in a major traveling cast production. Joanne Hartmann, theatre spokesperson, said the theatre has made amicable agreement to let Collins go and has recruited a long-time associate of Collins, Christina Gordon, to take over the role of Fairy of the Field . The show opened last weekend, and Collins will remain with the cast to tidy up choreography until Dec. 10 before turning the role over to Gordon. "I have done several shows, including pantos, at SFT," said Gordon from her Toronto home last week. "I am delighted to return to Stirling

and to work with Debbie and the rest of the crew. I know most of them and have known Debbie for some years. We just never seem to get the chance to be on stage together. The chance for me came just as I was wrapping up a show here so it is ideal timing."She noted she did shows during the first year Caroline Smith opened the theater 20 years ago, including the first panto, "Aladdin." Collins expressed thanks to the theatre for allowing her to leave her contract. The opportunity is to join a major new road show which will rehearse in Toronto then go on tour throughout the United States and across western Canada for several months. "I'll remain to finish the choreography and stay with "Jack and the Beanstalk" until Dec. 10," she said. Gordon will arrive Dec. 4 and spend several days learning the role and the script before taking over after that.


Beanstalk panto a bundle of fun

Cast photo – Left to right are Megan Poole as Jack’s sister, Jacklyn; Amir Haidar as the evil Gian CEO; JP Morgan as Pearle, Jack s Mother; Debbie Collins as Fairy Plenty; Stefne Mercedes as Gail Friday; Don Thompson as Jack Jr. and Matthew Lawrence as a rock and rollin’ Mayor of Fairytown. Photo submitted.

"Hyees" and "Goodbyees." Foxboro native Dan Thompson plays Jack Stirling -The Stirling Festival Theatre's annual Christmas season pantomime has become Jr. to the hilt, brave enough to want to tackle such a tradition that sometimes the audience the giant single handed against his mother's adcan actually get ahead of the cast. Opening vice and ultimately finding romance with Gail night Friday saw a well-primed audience echo- Friday. Megan Poole holds her own as Jack's ing "How tall (stuck up, angry or whatever) sister, Jacklyn, a bouncy, globe-trotting modto the character's "It was so (whatever.) Also ern girl. Giving solid support musically is Jacqueline shaking their fists at the "Giant" corporation trying to take over Jack's farm and all the oth- Sadler on keyboard and Freddy Vette, another ers in Fairytown and booing the villain, the regular, on percussion. A delightful mock ballet in the clouds usCEO of Giant, well played by Amir Haidar. The story is done as a sequel to the origi- ing music by Beethoven mimics the Christmas nal Jack's episode with the magic beans, giant, Nutcracker tradition, including a cute dance golden goose, harp et al. Jack has left his wife of the sugar plum fairies is a highlight of the and son and taken up with another woman. second act. Another clever script from Ken MacDouHis Mother, Pearle, played in drag by regular JP Baldwin, gets to change costumes every time gall is another gem as the glue in this show which offers both naughty and family perforshe appears on stage, which is often. They seek to put the nasty CEO out of busi- mances through New Year's Eve. For tickets or ness and save their farm. Clever stagecraft por- information, call the Stirling Festival Theatre trays the huge head of a giant on a screen with at (613) 395-2100. moving lips for dialogue. The beanstalk is used as a fixed stage prop, climbed by one and all. Powerful solos are featured by 2016 - 2017 various cast members, plus astonishing ensemble vocals, five parts at a SEASON time. Of course there's the classic, "If I should ever lose my job," routine, P I N N A C L E P L A Y H O U S E which the audience almost knew by 2 5 6 P i n n a c l e S t r e e t heart, with all seven characters swinging, jabbing, jumping and creating a One of the great wild scene of close timing. madcap comedies Debbie Collins, soon to leave the of all time! show, talks to her fellow characters about retirement. Asked about her Directed by "bucket list," she quips back, "I don't Timothy Fransky bother with that any more. I just Show Runs changed the b to an f - fugget about December 1 to 17 it."She plays the Fairy of the Field, Wed - Sat eves 8pm named Plenty with loudmouthed enSunday matinée 2pm thusiasm. As the Mayor of Fairytown, MatT i c ke t s : $ 2 0 Seniors $18 thew Lawrence plays the part a la Students $10 Elvis Presley, complete with voice, movement and clothing styles. Call for Show Details Fully wheelchair accessible Stefne Mercedes as Gail Friday, the CEOs scatterbrained secretary, bellevilletheatreguild.ca 613-967-1442 is excellent with her constant gum FIVE PLAYS FOR $80 chewing and nail polishing plus her JACK EVANS

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Bossio garnering kudos from national municipal body Local Member of Parliament Mike Bossio is getting rave reviews from the national body that represents municipalities for the MP’s work in raising the voice of rural communities on Parliament Hill. After a recent rural forum, held by the federation, FCM president Clark Somerville and FCM Rural Forum Chair Ray Orb issued the following statement after hosting a meeting in Ottawa with Mike Bossio, MP (Hastings-Lennox and Addington) and Chair of the Liberal Party of Canada’s National Rural Caucus. In its statement, the FCM said “Phase 2 of the federal infrastructure plan is an unprecedented opportunity to foster growth and a higher quality of life across Canada. In September, the Rural Forum endorsed a plan to ensure Phase 2 works

for communities of all sizes. Earlier this month, the Fall Economic Statement responded with new, dedicated investments for rural and northern priorities.”

“Members of FCM’s Rural Forum are encouraged by today’s productive dialogue in Ottawa with Mike Bossio,” said the statement. “As chair of the federal Liberals’ National Rural Caucus, Mr. Bossio has shown himself to be a strong partner in our efforts to strengthen Canada’s rural, northern and remote communities - communities vital to Canada’s social, cultural and econom-

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Amnesty International Belleville to mark International Human Rights Day Dec. 10 Belleville - Last year at this time, Yecenia Armenta was in a Mexican jail. She had been raped, suffocated and tortured by the police until she confessed to a crime she did not commit. Then a remarkable thing happened: 300,000 actions (letters and signatures on petitions) from people around the world were written on her behalf, coordinated by Amnesty International (AI) for International Human Rights Day. More than 50 of those letters came from the Quinte area. Within six months, after four years in jail, Armenta was released.

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Dan Clost There are so many ways in which stones can be used in a landscape and only a few of those ways can be said to be “wrong”; perhaps a kinder word to use is “unsuitable”. Then again, since all landscapes are constructs one might simply say that the artistic concept is a titch off centre. This allows generous latitude in the critique of the design with the architect’s only reviewer of note being the person who signs the cheque. However, some things are

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HEALTH Barcovan Golf Club will have a meeting to discuss I.P.M. on Monday, GET FIT FOR NEW YEAR December 5, 2016 at 9 Zumba Fitness 1 hour a.m. held at the classes. Mondays 5:30 pm Clubhouse. 613-475-2155. Brighton Masonic Hall, Wednesdays 6 pm at R&J’S Secret Santa ENSS single gym. Call Christmas Dance! Bring a Cynthia 613-847-1183. gift too take a gift. Throw on your Santa hats or WANTED Christmas colours! Ugly sweater contest! Back door, top floor Trenton Standing timber, hard Legion, Dec 10th 9 pm-1 maple, soft maple, red and white oak, etc. Quality am. workmanship guaranteed. 519-777-8632 . COMING EVENTS

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BENNETT, Philip George (Proudly raised in Point Anne) Peacefully at Kingston General Hospital on Sunday, November 27th, 2016 in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Joan Bennett. Loving father of Tony Bennett (Joan), Michael Bennett, Peter Bennett (Kathy), Tori Wilson (Don) all of Belleville. Dear brother of Jean Hanna (late Don) of Oshawa, Shirley Edwards (Bruce) of Belleville and the late Gwyneth Dow (Ray), Douglas Bennett (Lorna), Richard Bennett (Bev) and Beverly Cooper (Jack). Lovingly remembered by his precious grandchildren; Brittney, Stephanie, Madison and Riley; Matthew and Mackenzie (mother Darlene); Marcus and Kelsie; Carly, Courtney and Ben. The family would like to thank friends and relatives for their ongoing support through this difficult time. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Burke Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation commencing from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. A reception will follow the service at the Belleville Club. Memorial donations to the Parkinson’s Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences welcome at www.burkefuneral.ca DEATH NOTICE

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Judith Ellen Kozak nee Storen [69] DEATH NOTICE

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DANFORD, Mary Elizabeth Peacefully, at her home, on Friday, November 25, 2016. Mary (Callery) Danford, of Madoc, in her 75th year. Beloved wife of the late Doug Danford. Loving mother to Sam and Charlotte. The greatest grandmother to her 5 granddaughters, Erin (Jeff Thompson), Justine (Stephen Silvaggio), Ragan (Byron Chamberlain), Madison and Paige, and GG to Jack and Gwen. Mary will be sadly missed by the Callery and Danford families. Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Madoc, from 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 2, with memorial service to follow at 2:00 p.m. Interment Lakeview Cemetery. Donations: St. John the Baptist Anglican Church or the Heart of Hastings Hospice. www.mcconnellfuneralhome.ca B14 Section B - Thursday, December 1, 2016

Jude made her way up the yellow brick road on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, in Trenton, ON. She spent her final days at home surrounded by her loved ones. Jude was born on January 9, 1947 in Montreal, QC to the late Irene (Storen) Bedford and John Alexander Storen. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Glenn Kozak; two daughters, Jennifer Barnett (Andrew) and Julie Neff (Calum); three granddaughters, Autumn, Alessandra, and Holland; brother, Peter and sisters, Carol and Laurie Storen. She will be fondly remembered by her extended family and loyal circle of friends. Her amazing courage and strength were an inspiration to us all. At Jude’s request, her remains were donated to Queens University Medical School in Kingston, ON. A celebration of life will be held in the spring/summer of 2017. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to your charity of choice.

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ATKINS, Mary Olga Passed away at Trenton Memorial Hospital on Thursday, November 24th, 2016. Mary Atkins of Trenton in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Keneth Atkins. Loved mother of Carol Petty (Warran Sinclair), Peggy Atkins, John (Diane) Atkins and Gary (Kirsten) Atkins. Survived by sister Grace and grandchildren Keneth, Dewey, Francie, Allison, Ryan, Andrew and Mathew. Predeceased by her parents John and Florence (Cunningham) Clarke and sister Evelyn. The family will receive friends at the RUSHNELL FUNERAL CENTRE, 60 Division Street, Trenton on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Service to follow in the Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Terry Gerow officiating. If desired, Memorial Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com IN MEMORIAM

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In Memory Velma Dafoe My wife Velma for 51 years. The love of my life gone 7 years. I couldn’t have found a better partner and wife. We had the relationship and commitment few can achieve and the rest dream of. The 1st year in the army was tough financially, but it got better quickly. Through good jobs and investments we were able to do any and everything we ever dreamed of. We spent 50 years traveling the world at every opportunity. In 1985 my wife bought me a new Harley Davidson, we flew it to Europe on a 747 and toured Europe for the summer. The most important thing I ever said was our wedding vows - Love, Honour, and Cherish, and I practiced that every day. I was away many times in the army, Germany, Cyprus, Jerusalem, Beirut, and many other places for extended periods of time. And always engraved in my mind when I looked in the mirror were the words - Love, Honour and Cherish. One last word of advice... Hug your wife and tell her you love her daily, that chance may be gone in a heart beat. And if you smoke.... Quit. God gave man no greater reward after a life time of commitment then to spend your twilight years in each others arms watching the sun go down. John Dafoe

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Ruttan: Cecil Henry Peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday November 26, 2016 in his 68th year. Cecil, beloved husband of the love of his life Nina (nee Fraser) of 48 years of Stirling. Loving father of Russell (Johneatta) of Tweed and Keith (Amanda) of Centerville. Dear grandfather of Joseph & Timothy, Nicholas & Mathew and Chrystal. Caring great grandfather of Roman, Ariana and Harlie. Also remembered by Trudy. Survived by his siblings Louise (Mike), Don (Martha), Allan (Betty) and Lillian. Devoted uncle and friend to many. The family will receive friends at the Wartman Funeral Home “Napanee Chapel� for a Memorial Reception on Sunday Dec. 4, 2016 from 1 to 4 pm. With Words of Remembrance at 3 pm. A private family interment will be held at Glendale Cemetery, Picton. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations by cheque or credit card to the Heart & Stroke foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at www.wartmanfuneralhomes.com FOR RENT

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KITCHEN/BATH DESIGN/SALES Cole’s Timber Mart is looking for an experienced person to compliment our Kitchen/Bath Dept. Candidate must have experience in the Design/Set-up and Selling of Kitchen/Bath Cabinetry and be able to work independently with a flair for Sales. Competitive Salary, Pension and Benefits to the successful candidate. Please send resume in confidence to: ghamilton@colestimbermart.ca 47 Ontario Street, Brighton, Ontario

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Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Full-time (37.5 hours per week) The Heart of Hastings Hospice located in Madoc Ontario, is seeking an enthusiastic team player to support the volunteers who deliver our Home Visiting, Residential Hospice, Bereavement Support Services and Caregiver Support Program. This includes recruiting, screening, training, scheduling, and supporting volunteers. This position also acts as a resource person for Palliative and Bereavement patients and their families by conducting grief and bereavement visits, facilitating peer support groups and the Caregiver Support Program, and providing direct comfort care to hospice residents. The ideal candidate will have experience as a volunteer and/or working with volunteers in community based service, leadership skills, interpersonal skills, strong oral and written communication skills, computer literacy, educational background in health or social services, knowledge of the hospice sector and of our catchment area, personal capacity to work in end of life care, ability to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and on call weekends. Palliative care experience would be an asset. Please email resume with covering letter by December 9th 2016 to hgriffith@heartofhastingshospice.ca We thank all interested applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information about our work, please visit heartofhastingshospice.ca. Section B - Thursday, December 1, 2016 B15


The Station Restaurant is looking for Line Cooks (will train). Apply in person at 30 Ottawa Street East, Havelock or call 705-778-1077

Ken Chard Construction. Renovations, decks, siding, sidewalks, fences, ceramic, windows, painting etc. Free estimates. Call: 613-398-7439.

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the return of ballet magic with Quinte Balletâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Holiday Dance

Belleville - It wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t entire community!â&#x20AC;? says be Christmas in the reCatherine Taylor, Artistic gion without Quinte Director. Ballet School of CanDebora Cossee, as adaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s much anticipated new General Manager of annual celebration of QBSC, is looking forward the Christmas season, to her first experience of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Holiday Dance Presthe performance. She ofents.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ficially started her role Magic is returning to as GM with the school Belleville and Centenin September upon the nial Secondary Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s departure of Executive theatre auditorium Director Marilyn Lawwith â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Holiday Dance rie, who now works with Presentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, featuring QBSC as a dedicated volhighlights from Tchaiunteer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had the opkovskyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beloved masportunity over the past terpiece, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Nutcrackfew months to observe er.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Through the beauty these studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; talent grow of classical dance, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Holiin class and rehearsals, day Dance Presentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; will and am looking forward showcase the tremento enjoying the show with dous talent of QBSCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my family,â&#x20AC;? says Cossee. Professional Training â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Holiday Dance PresProgram students in two entsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; takes place on Satconvenient afternoon urday, December 17th at matinee performances 1pm and 4:30pm. Tickets of 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. are reserved seating and on Saturday, December now on sale. Adults $22, 17. A scene from Quinte Ballet Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Holiday Dance Presentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, featuring highlights from Tchaikovskyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beloved masterpiece, Seniors & Students $18 Centennialâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stage will â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Nutcracker.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and Children 12 years and be a festive spectacle of Submitted photo under are $12. Ask about dance, colour and light group discounts. For inset to the backdrop of formation and to purchase the 29 professional students, and and enjoy some festive treats in the this is their first experience in a the magnificent Christmas tree. after each show, audience mem- Candy Cane CafĂŠ. QBSC students large-scale performance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our stu- tickets you can visit Quinte Ballet Dedicated volunteers have been bers will have the opportunity to come from Quinte, The County dents, faculty, staff and volunteers School of Canada at 196 Palmer working diligently to help prepare meet the dancers, take their photo and across the country to dance have pulled out all the stops to put Road, call 613-962-9274 or email the costumes and do the fittings for on the Sugar Plum Fairyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s throne and learn at QBSC and for some on a great holiday show for the info@quinteballetschool.com

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