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Vol. 10 No. 13 THURSDAY, MARCH 27,, 2014

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Application in for pot farm in Uxbridge DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

UXBRIDGE: The matter is far from being rolled up, but a group has notified the township of their plans to become a licensed producer of medical marijuana through Health Canada. The matter was discussed by council at their meeting on the evening of Monday, March 24, after receiving a report from township planning consultant Liz Howson. Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor was quick to point out that a decision on the matter ultimately lies with the federal government, and simply because a proponent has made an application, it is by no means a guarantee that they will be granted a licence by Health Canada. “This is federally regulated, and we have next to no say,” commented Mayor O’Connor. “This is not a done deal by any stretch of the imagination, and I think that out of 100 applications, they might pick one.” The proponent of the group is Kandavel Palanivel, a registered pharmacist who currently owns and operates a number of GTA pharmacies. If approved by Health Canada, the operation is looking to set up shop at a 115 acre farm on Durham Rd. 30, and would be using an 8,000 square foot barn currently on the property, that would be renovated to allow for the growing of cannabis plants. Under Health Canada regulations, the property would have a number of security and surveillance measures in place, approved by Health Canada, which would include a perimeter fence, an alarm with motion detection and video camera monitoring with staff on site at all times for additional protection. The facility will also restrict visitors and segregate growing and storage areas as required by regulations laid out by the federal government. T U R N TO PAG E 2

DRUMMING ON SCUGOG ISLAND: A cadre of First Nations dancers performed a variety of dances at the annual Spring Drum Social, held at the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation Health and Resource Centre, 22600 Island Rd. on March 22. The event welcomed the spring season and celebrated a reunion of the First Nations community, with potlatch, speeches, traditional music and a day of dancing. BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard

Good samaritans come to the rescue SCUGOG: A pair of good samaritans came to the aid of a 27-year-old Oshawa man, whose vehicle was engulfed in flames following an early morning head-on collision on Sunday, March 23. According to police, on Sunday, March 23, at approximately 12:35 a.m., officers from North Division were called to the scene of a two-vehicle head on collision involving a Chevrolet Cobalt and a Ford F-250 pickup truck. The 27-year-old male was operating a grey Chevrolet Cobalt southbound on Simcoe St., when his vehicle unexpectedly entered the northbound lane,

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where it came into contact with a Blue Ford pickup truck, driven by a 50-yearold Little Britain man. Two citizens arrived on scene and assisted, by pulling the male driver out of the vehicle that was completely engulfed in flames. The male was taken to Lakeridge Health - Port Perry with serious, life-threatening injuries and later airlifted to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, where he remains in stable condition. A driver of the pickup truck was treated for minor injuries at Lakeridge Health - Port Perry and later released. Members of the Durham Regional

Police Traffic Services Branch, Collision Investigation Unit attended the scene to conduct an investigation. The roadway was closed while evidence was collected at the scene. Investigators have determined that road and weather conditions were favorable at the time of the collision. Police believe alcohol and speed may be contributing factors in this collision. Anyone with new information about this investigation or who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact D/Cst. Darrin MacDuff of the DRPS Traffic Services Branch at 1-888-5791520. ext. 5267.

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TAKING FLIGHT: Clint Walker, Port Perry firefighter and chaperone, smiles with MacKenzie, Lexi, Katlyn and Corbin - the four local children selected to travel to Disney World in Florida on May 7, as part of the annual Dreams Take Flight mission. The exciting surprise was a joint fundraising effort between Big Brothers Big Sisters North Durham, Scugog Professional Fire Fighters AsBENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard sociation and Port Perry Fire Fighters Association.

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added that with marijuana being an emerging industry, more applications may be forthcoming. “My understanding is that there has been other interest in a medical marijuana operation, so there may be more coming down the pipe,” added Ms. Howson.

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New animal shelter is starting to take shape DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

NORTH DURHAM: Uxbridge councillors got their first look at plans for the new Animal Shelter for Uxbridge-Scugog recently during a presentation from Executive members Ginger Jackson and Art Matthews at their meeting on the evening of Monday, March 24. With the floor plans for the almost 5,000 square foot building now submitted to the municipality, the New Animal Shelter Committee is now handing over the project to Uxbridge and Scugog Townships as it project moves closer to completion, which is expected in 2015 or 2016. “We’re requesting that the townships take over responsibility going forward to make the most of their expertise,” said Mr. Matthews. Mr. Matthews added that the committee had a very successful year in 2013, with several notable fundraising events. “We had a very productive year in 2013 and were able to take some giant steps forward with our Gala, Walkathon and golf tournament,” Mr. Matthews said. “And, we were the beneficiary of these marvelous communities and since the project began have had more than 200 volunteers donate time to the project.” Replying to a question about the potential cost of the facility posed by Ward 5 Councillor Gord Highet, Mr. Matthews replied that it would be, “anywhere from $1.2 million to $1.4 million, all in, as the contractor put it.” Mr. Matthews added that volunteer work on the construction of the new facility could result in a great deal of savings. With over $600,000 already committed to the project, the New Animal Shelter committee is showing no signs of slowing down their fundraising efforts in 2014. The group is planning for another “In the Ruff ” golf tournament this summer, along with a Gala on November 15 and a Walkathon on Sept. 27. “The walkathon is going to be even bigger this

CELEBRATING FIVE YEARS IN THE COMMUNITY: Staff at Vince’s Uxbridge celebrated the fifth anniversary of the store opening with a giant cake that was given away to customers. In addition to the Uxbridge location, Vince’s stores in Newmarket and Sharon are celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2014, and the company has several great specials forthcoming to celebrate their many years of service in the community. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard year,” pledged event organizer, Regional Councillor Jack Ballinger.” As well, Uxbridge’s Bonner Boys recently announced an exciting partnership with the new animal shelter. “The Bonner Boys have partnered with the new animal shelter for their annual Car Draw (at Uxbridge Arena on Saturday, June 14) and we’re blessed to be working with that great group of men,” commented Mr. Matthews. As well, Mrs. Jackson highlighted the contributions of local youths towards the project, with several donations coming in from schools and local youngsters who sought to receive animal shelter donations instead of birthday presents. “I can’t believe the programs through the schools,” said Mrs. Jackson. “We’re getting so much support from the schools and kids are really stepping up to the plate.” Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor congratulated the committee on all of the success to date, and stated that the project should serve the community well into the future.

Kett is in the running for Ward 3 DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

SCUGOG: Another candidate has stepped forward to run in the upcoming municipal election. Scugog Island resident Don Kett became the first candidate in the race to become Ward 3 Councillor for Scugog Township after filing


nomination papers with the municipality last week. As well, the first-ever candidate for the position of Regional Chair, Whitby denturist Michael Deegan recently filed nomination papers for the top spot on Regional Council. Candidates for the municipal election may file nomination papers at


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“I want to say thank you to the committee for their great work,” added Mayor O’Connor. “We have to remember that what we’re building will last for the next 50 years and not just today.” The group is expected to report on their progress to Scugog council on Monday, April 14.

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SHARING IS CARING: The Uxbridge Youth Centre was the latest recipient of a donation from the Uxbridge chapter of 100 Women Who Care. The group raised more than $11,400 for the UYC in just one hour at a recent meeting. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard FORM 6 Municipal Act, 2001

SALE OF LAND BY PUBLIC TENDER THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF SCUGOG Take Notice that tenders are invited for the purchase of the lands described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on April 3, 2014, at the Township of Scugog Municipal Office, 181 Perry Street, Port Perry Ontario. The tenders will then be opened in public on the same day as soon as possible after 3:00 p.m. at the Township of Scugog Municipal Office, 181 Perry Street, Port Perry. Description of Lands: Roll No. 18 20 040 050 11100 0000; 3786 Regional Rd 57, Nestleton Station; PIN 26756-0048(LT); Part Lots 14 & 15 Concession 8 Cartwright designated Parts 7 to 9, Plan 10RD54; Scugog; File No. 12-06 Minimum Tender Amount: $13,361.31 Roll No. 18 20 040 060 04500 0000; PIN 26750-0010(LT); Part Lot 23 Concession 9 Cartwright as in N135468 except N146387; T/W N15528; S/T debts in N135468; Scugog; File No. 12-22 Minimum Tender Amount: $9,054.97 Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order or of a bank draft or cheque certified by a bank or trust corporation payable to the municipality and representing at least 20 per cent of the tender amount. Except as follows, the municipality makes no representation regarding the title to or any other matters relating to the lands to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers. This sale is governed by the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules made under that Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes, HST if applicable and the relevant land transfer tax. The municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser. For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender, visit: or if no internet access available, contact: Michelle Pick, CGA Manager of Tax & Revenue The Corporation of the Township of Scugog 181 Perry Street P.O. Box 780 Port Perry ON L9L 1A7 905-985-7346 Ext. 131

NORTH DURHAM: Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Durham (BBBSND) challenges the community to come out and throw strikes at their annual Bowl For Kids Sake fundraiser held at Parish Lanes in Uxbridge on Saturday, April 5. Individuals or teams of four to six players just need to submit a pledge sheet to be eligible for two free games of bowling plus various prizes. All proceeds from this event will fund BBBSND’s various mentoring programs. Bowl for Kids Sake is a perfect team-building activity for families, mentors and mentees, volunteers, businesses, coworkers and friends to partake in. Each participant is asked to complete a pledge form, which allows two free games and free shoe rental. If participants raise over $100 in pledges, their name will be entered into a draw with several prizes to be won and a free, specially designed t-shirt. There will also be a raffle available for purchase. Bowling lanes will be available from noon to 11 p.m. BBBSND is dedicated to serving the youth of the Brock, Uxbridge and Scugog communities with mentoring programs such as Go Girls, Game On, InSchool Mentoring, and the Traditional mentoring program. The support of the surrounding community is heavily relied upon to continually offer these valuable programs to the children and youth. For more information about participating as a team, donor, sponsor or volunteer, please visit or by contacting Krista Duke, Special Events and Fundraising, Big Brothers Big Sisters North Durham at 905985-3733, ext. 4 or

PRGC springs ahead Not the usual attendance for the opening meeting of the Pine Ridge Garden Club for this season. I guess the weather had something to do with this. Those that were present enjoyed a most delicious pot luck supper and the talk by Irwin Smith on the various work that is done to maintain and operate Ocala Wineries was very interesting and very informative. Our April 1 meeting will feature Jon Todd talking on “Getting a Buzz on Bees”. A very interesting topic as the Honey Bees seem to be in decline because of a parasitic mite. On May 3, the Annual General Meeting for our District 17 is being hosted by Newcastle Horticultural Society who is celebrating their 100th Anniversary. There are 12 Garden Clubs/Horticultural Societies in our District and this all-day meeting entails Guest Speakers, Floral Competitions, and Elections. Our Plant, Bake and


NEWS Yard Sale is on May 17, so when you are planting seeds, potting up or have extra plants, please kept the Garden Club in mind as they can be used for their sale. Monies generated from our fund raising enable us to carry on with plantings in the Township. One major project we are currently working on is the Scugog Shores Museum flower beds. Membership in your Community Horticultural Society is $15 for a single membership, and $20 for a family and you can attend a meeting as our guest before you decide to join. For more information on any of the above please contact Shirley Love at 905-986-5330 or

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NORTH DURHAM BLACKSTOCK by Joyce Kelly The calendar may say that spring has arrived but someone forgot to tell the weatherman! Spring birds are arriving on time but must be shocked to see what awaits them here. Dolly Lee, who is a patient in Port Perry Hospital, enjoyed time at her home on Sunday to celebrate her 85th birthday. In attendance were her children, Wendy and Brian and their families, her sister and her close friend Noreen Malcolm. Happy Birthday, Dolly. Better health is wished for Mary Horten who was airlifted to Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto on Saturday night following receiving serious head injuries in a fall at home. She was showing improvement on Sunday which we

certainly hope continues. Mark your calendars for the Blackstock United Church Talent on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 pm at the Church. Visitors are always welcome for this fun night. Call either Heather at 905-9846021 or Kelly at 905-986-4917 with your ‘talent’ to contribute. Winners at the Tuesday evening card party were Jacky Atfield, Val Priebe, Marg Cayer, Joyce Hawkins, Harold Crawford, Doreen Sheehey, low. Al Bowners had the most lone hands. The winners of the specials were Elaine Bailey, Marie Gibson, Val Priebe and Vivan Canning. Visitors are always welcome at this weekly euchre, which is held at St John’s Church Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m. sharp.

EPSOM & UTICA by Shari Kerry Congratulations to Dorothy and Ray Monroe who will celebrate their 70th Wedding Anniversary on April 1. What an amazing acomplishment. The next Epsom/Utica Beef supper will be Saturday, April 26, starting at 4:30 p.m., at Utica Hall. Everyone is welcome. Please be reminded that the Bethesda-Reach Women’s Institute is once again holding their Spring Luncheon and Fashion show.

It will be Tuesday April 8, at the Uxbridge United Church at noon. Fashions will be by Brock’s of Port Perry. For tickets, you can call 905-985-3976, 905852-3925 or 905-852-4024. Tickets are also available through WI members and Blue Heron Books in Uxbridge. All profits are donated to various charities. The Bethesda-Reach Women’s Institute March meeting will be a Family Fun time on Saturday,

March 29 from 2 to 4 p.m., at Epsom United Church. Everyone is welcome. The book club will meet this Friday, at 10 a.m., in the portable at Utica. On Monday April 7, the UCW will be meeting at Northwest Barrie United church. 9 a.m. - refreshments and registration, 10 a.m. - meeting. Lunch will be catered for $12. Call Darlene Christie if you would like to go and need a ride.

GREENBANK by Mary Jean Till Ball registration still needs more kids for teams. Forms are at Greenbank Store for pick up and drop off, or call Barb Ward at 905-985-3903. To all Seniors, on Tuesday April 1st, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Greenbank Hall there will be a speaker on Aging & Spirituality with a meeting for Seniors following. Happy Birthday to Jim Ward who celebrated his 65th last week. Better health is wished for Rev. Paul, Roberta Baird and to all those who are dealing with health issues. Norma Ferguson and Pat Raines attended the Kawartha Highlands Presbytery U.C.W. annual meeting at Bobcageon on March 19th, for an all day event. Anne St. John welcomed Karen Croxall, guest speaker, for Sunday’s service. Ron and Joanne Doble were greeters and performed the Lenten candle ceremony. Doug Watson does a great job as projectionist at each week’s service with pictures etc, and featured Rev. Catherine Christie who serves in S. Korea for the United Church of Canada. Pauline Reed’s mission talk referred to the ongoing issues between North and South Korea for 60 years, and how the need for peace and justice is part of the work these supported by Mission and Service funding. Great music leadership given

by Stu Beaudoin. The Sr. Choir sang “They’ll Know We are Christians”. Fidelis U.C.W. please remember your “newborn layette items” for the April 2nd 1:30 p.m. meeting. The Evening U.C.W. unit meets at 7:30 p.m. on April 2nd. Newcomers are welcome. School News Last week the NED show came for a presentation of some super amazing yo-yo tricks while sharing a very important message: Never give up; Encourage others; Do your best! – Great lesson and entertainment! The second skating day was held Tuesday, another fabulous fun-filled day for everyone! Thanks to the SCC for sponsoring and to all the volunteers. The HSP monthly lunch, Wed 26th serves TACO’s, veggies and yogurt drinks with thanks to the Drew family for sponsoring. To sponsor a lunch, if you are interested, cost is $150, and all proceeds go directly to replenishing the Healthy snacks. Super Hero Day is Thursday with an 8:30 a.m. assembly. Dress up and come on out. Congratulations for great work to Sunshine winners- Clarke, Emily P. & Katherine. (School certainly has a broad range of activities for kids today!)

Wednesdays until April 16 Community Soup Lunch in Uxbridge, from 12 - 1:30pm at the Presbyterian Church on Toronto St. S. Donate as you are able to support The Loaves and Fishes Foodbank, and North House. The lunches are provided by North House, local churches, and community groups. Thursday, March 27 Scott Central Public School’s annual Spaghetti Supper in support of the Grade 8 trip to Niagara Falls at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 12251 Regional Rd. 1 in Leaskdale. $10 for adults, $6 for children and $30 for a family of four. *North Durham Nature Club talks Cavity Nesters with Mark Stabb at 7 p.m. at the Scugog Public Library. Saturday, March 29 & Sunday, March 30 The Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival returns for two funfilled days featuring the famous bed races, all-day pancakes, live music, an illusionist, a midway, and much more. Saturday, March 29 Uxbridge Lions Club annual Pancake Breakfast at the Uxbridge Arena Hall, 291 Brock St. West. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Adults $6, Kids $4. Proceeds towards youth hockey initiatives in the community as well as other community projects undertaken by the Uxbridge Lions Club. *The Bethesda-Reach Women’s Institute will be holding a Family Fun Time at Epsom United Church from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun for games, prizes and refreshments. *A Night of Music - from rock to opera featuring Port Perry High School alumni and friends, a benefit concert to support PPHS music students travelling to the UK in April at 7 p.m at Port Perry United Church. Tickets are $15, and are available at Envoy Business Services and the Wee Tartan Shop in Port Perry, and Presents, Presents, Presents in Uxbridge. Kids under 12 will be admitted for free. Sunday, March 30 Growing Pains, hosted by Nanny Robina at the Roxy Theatre in Uxbridge 3:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Come and join us for a chat on how to deal with all the growing pains of your school aged children (4-7). Nanny will teach ways to turn around the greedy, spoiled, gimme gimme gimme attitude through an informative

workshop sprinkled with lots of fun. Gain control and don’t be defeated. $30 to attend, for more information and to pre-register, please visit www. Tuesday, April 1 Port Perry Villa presents Zumba Gold Class, a fun and easy Latin inspired dance fitness program, running for five weeks every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. All fitness levels are welcome, $5 per class with proceeds going to the Cancer Society. Please call Debbie to register at 905-985-3312. Wednesday, April 2 Police Record Check Clinic at Uxbridge Arena between 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. for anyone applying for or updating a vulnerable sector police check in order to coach/volunteer with a club or organization. Permission letter from organization, two pieces of ID and $20 cash fee required. For more information e-mail or call 905-862-0083. Saturday, April 5 Mom to Mom Sale at the Port Perry Legion from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Moms selling their gently used baby/kids clothing, toys and gear, and local “mom”preneurs selling their unique business items. Free Admission. Missy Lu Photography will be there and will be charging $15/session for spring pictures of your little ones. Put on by our local Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch 419. E-mail linseycard@gmail. com for more information. *Port Perry Baptist Church is hosting a Family Games Night. Bring your favourite family board game, your own soft drinks & a snack to share with others. 7pm to 9pm. *Duck Migration observation event presented by the North Durham Nature Club, and hosted by Standard columnist Geoff Carpentier. Meet at the waterfront Tim Horton’s in Port Perry at 9 a.m., dressed appropriately for the weather. If you can, bring bird books, binoculars and spotting scopes with you. Should end around noon. To register, call Derek at 905-852-5432 or e-mail *Big Bucks Euchre at the Odd Fellows Hall, 42 Bagot St., in Brooklin, starting at 11 a.m. Regular progressive euchre. No partner required. $10 each. Lunch included. Excellent prizes. Advance tickets only. Proceeds to Camp Trillium Capital Fund, camps for kids with cancer and their families.

For info or tickets call 905655-4652. Saturday, April 12 Spring Sale hosted by the Anglican Church Women of St. Paul’s Anglican Church at 59 Toronto St. South in Uxbridge from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tables available for rent $25 for a large table and $15 for a small table. Please call 905-852-6853 to reserve your spot. Tuesday, April 15 The Lake Scugog Historical Society welcomes author John Boyko to their monthly meeting to discuss his book ‘Blood and Daring’ and the US Civil War from a Canadian perspective at 7:30 p.m at St. John’s Presbyterian Chuch. Friday, April 18 The annual Good Friday Ecumenical Walk will start at 9:15 a.m. in Palmer Park in Port Perry. A cross will be carried to seven locations in town, with readings, prayers and songs. Concludes with a time of fellowship, including coffee and hot cross buns at Port Perry United Church. Saturday, April 19 Run for the Diamond Marathon Event at Wooden Sticks Golf Course, XXX Elgin Park Dr. in Uxbridge. For more information or to pre-register, please visit Saturday, April 26 Taoist Tai Chi Open House at the Uxbridge Seniors Centre on Marietta St from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tai Chi demonstration and a short video, followed by refreshments. For more information, please call Bob at 905-852-2587. Saturday, April 26 Bake and Craft Sale at the Scugog island Community Hall, sponsored by the UCW from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Come and enjoy a lunch of soup and scones. Sunday, April 27 One Voice Singers present ‘Spring Serenade’ at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Uxbridge, featuring special guests Bella Nove at 3 p.m.. Advance tickets are $18 and are available through choir members or at Presents, Presents, Presents. Limited number of tickets at the door for $20, no charge for children under 10. Monday, April 28 No charge Dress Rehearsal for Pineridge Chorus Sweet Adelines, 8 p.m., at the Uxbridge Music Hall. Come and cheer on the singers as they prepare for the Regional Competition in May.

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SEAGRAVE by Robin Drew & Jean Short Mother Nature seems to have forgotten Spring this year. Snow, double digit minus temperatures is January weather. Will our daffodils, crocus and tulips get a chance to bloom this year? On Friday evening, the Jolly 10 - Carol & Grant Carroll, Katrin & Joe Galea, Eleanor & Ken Sturman, and Carol Coleman gathered at the home of Ross & Jean Short for dinner and reminiscing. Seagrave Church is hosting a potluck dinner at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, May 6, with a social time

from 6 to 6:30. The main course will be followed by dessert, coffee and tea along with small group table discussions. We would like to know what Seagrave Church can do for our community”. Please join us to help us clarify what we might do to help make our community more accommodating of children, youth, seniors and all of us. E-mail us at seagrave.church01@gmail. com to let us know you’re coming and who you have invited. Betty Lou Beacock introduced and welcomed Pastor Karen Croxall to

ZEPHYR & SANDFORD by Pat Asling Seagrave Church. Karen was guest speaker for this third Sunday of Lent. Tara Taylor reminded everyone to pick up a copy of Lenten Calendar to help support the M&S Fund. Keith Puckrin gave a report from the M&P committee informing us that Rev. Paul’s sick leave has been extended another four to six weeks. Please keep Rev. Paul and his family in your prayers. Anyone wishing to put lilies or flowers in the sanctuary in memory of loved ones for Easter Sunday, please contact Dianne Puckrin at 905-985-2489.

Mark Your Calendars: March 27 - 7 p.m. Opening the Doors to Spirituality Bible Study. All welcome. Mar. 30 - 9:15 a.m. Church Service. Apr. 2 and 7 - 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Computers for Seniors at Church. Apr. 6 9:15 a.m. Church Service. Apr. 12 - 8:30 a.m. Men’s Breakfast. All welcome Check out the website for the church at http:// Thanks to all who contribute to this column. Please send news to or

SUNDERLAND by Denise Wilson ‘How Sweet It Is’. This weekend is our very own Maple Syrup Festival, so come on out and meet our Lions, our Firefighters, our Sunderland Historical Society, our Legion members and many more local organizations who will be serving food and hot drinks to welcome you to our village. There will be so much to see and do, tours to Maple Syrup and Alpaca farms, horse and wagon rides, syrup demonstrations, all day pancakes, vendors, historical

tours etc. etc. Come on out, it will be great to get outdoors for fresh air, exercise and fun! Before you know it, it will be warm enough (I promise!) for baseball in our village park. Sunderland Minor Baseball will have a table set up next to the Historical Society building to give everyone a chance to register their young people, while at the Festival. That will be Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. both days.

If you pick up your paper on time, this Thursday night, (March 27), at 7 p.m., is the Sunderland Figure Skating Club’s annual show where so many of our young people perform their very best to entertain us all. The theme this year is ‘One Hit Wonders’ and it sure will be worth heading on up there! Admission is $5 for adults. Here is a great quote for the season and the festival... “Spring is nature’s way of saying, let’s party!” - Robin Williams.

this week and will continue for several weeks. All children are welcome. Sunday was the day the choir, spouses and other musicians enjoyed their annual feast at Mandarin- way too much food but gooood! On March 27, Sandford UCW meets with guest speaker Jennifer Wilson. All ladies welcome, and it starts at 1:30 p.m. The Book Club meets that evening at Sandford. The new North Durham Nature group hosts a presentation on “Cavity Nesters”, 7 p.m. at the Port Perry Library. Join us! On Friday, March 28, there is a benefit auction sale that Gary Hill will conduct for Danny Moore. March 29 is the benefit concert at Hillside Church Mount Albert for the Mount Albert Fire Department, organized by Bethany McGillivray and her husband, MC’d by father Alan. The Sandford Council meets April 8. Please notice the beautiful new front doors to the church. Thanks to Jim and Cor and their crew. On April 9 the Zephyr congregation host their “Ham and Scalloped Potato” supper, adults $16.00, children 6-12 $6.00, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and, on April 9 their UCW ladies meet.

SCUGOG ISLAND by Jeanne C Le Saux-Ball

PRINCE ALBERT by Pat Boyd The Lenten Study Series continues on Wednesday evenings, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Port Perry or Thursday mornings, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Prince Albert. The Scugog Ministerial Lenten Luncheons are each Wednesday in Lent from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church. Father Peter is the speaker on March 26 and Rev. Elaine Hall on April 2. This Sunday March 30 at 2 p.m., join Randy Watson, your host, in the Fellowship room at Prince Albert United church for an afternoon of music and discussion on the spiritual power of music. You are quite welcome to bring samples of music that you enjoy. Storytime and More for 3 and 4 year olds begins on Tuesday, April 1, at Scugog Christian School. The session runs for nine weeks on Tuesdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m., at a cost of $45. Mums, this is your chance to have much needed quiet time while your

Snow is a 4 letter word we are all tired of hearing but it just won’t go away. However, there are signs! I had 8 red-winged blackbirds last Friday and that is my usual marker for spring. They were a week later arriving than last year. Grackles and robins arrived Sunday although others folk had seen them earlier. Geese are flying around looking for open waterhard to find! On Wednesday, March 19, we again served the Souper lunch at St. Andrews. There were about 50 attendees and $165 was raised for the food bank. Thanks to all! On Thursday afternoon a goodly number attended the movie “Chocolat” at Zephyr church. There will be another movie April 3 entitled “The King’s Speech”, a well-known title at 1 p.m. and the popcorn and tea are free! Saturday morning the Zephyr church was filled to capacity as friends and family came to remember the life of Shawn Maloney, a very well-loved and talented man. The 3 eulogies served to emphasize the adage “Any man can father a child but not every man can be a father.” Sunday was the third Lenten Sunday and we heard about, and sang about various types of water, including the “living water offered by Jesus.” Sunday school began again

little one is participating with crafts, stories, songs and play. Please phone 905-985-3741. Earth hour is Saturda,y March 29 at 8:30 p.m., but the Staff and students at Prince Albert Public School will be participating in Earth hour on Friday, March 28, by turning off classroom lights and computers. It will also be pajama day to help the younger students to remember the day. Thank you to everyone who supported the euchre tournament on March 22. There was a good turnout even though some were sick with the flu. We did have twelve full tables. To the Volunteers who helped and supplied food, Thank You. We will be able to send a cheque for $200.00 to Camp Trillium, a camp for children and families with cancer. The winners of the Thursday evening euchre are Earla Stanfield, James Brass, Doreen Bainbridge, Rick Fink, Grace Pargeter and Ivan McLaughlin.

The Annual Spring Drum Social was a huge success many thanks to Anne Harmsworth and all of her helpers without you all it couldn’t happen! Nice to see old friends and meet new friends. The next event on the First Nation is the Spring Native Arts and Craft Sale and Show on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come out the Health and Resource Centre is located 1 km north of the Casino on the left hand side there will door prizes raff les and 50/50 draw come on come all. Call to worship was called by Doug Baird, as Rev Hofman is currently on a study. a warm and friendly welcome went out to all who attended the service. The message was: The

Fig Tree. Thanks and appreciation goes out to Pat Taylor for providing the refreshments after the service for time for fellowship. Orchestra Sunday will be March 30 and practice will be on March 29 at 10:30 a.m. Happy Birthdays this week goes out to: Andrew Taylor,23, Angelo DiPaolo 25, Wayne Charles 27, Cooper Kozlinsky 28, Nolan Coons 29, and to Rhiannon McRae 30th and happy birthday to everyone celebrating! I can be reached at 905-985-7662 by phone or by e-mail and please remember to have news in by 6 p.m. on Sunday evenings.

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March 27, Thursday, October 18,2014 2012 •• 77

Music Hall balcony closed

UXBRIDGE: Following an inspection by a Structural Engineer on March 19, the Township of Uxbridge has closed the upper balcony of the Uxbridge Music Hall for an undetermined period of time due to structural deficiencies identified as part of the inspection. The Township, in coordination with the Uxbridge Music Hall Board are working diligently to relocate users of the Hall to suitable locations to try and mitigate the inconvenience as much as possible. Township Staff are currently investigating options for repair of the balcony and will be presenting available options to Council as quickly as possible. Despite the recent closure of the balcony, the show will go on for OnStage Uxbridge’s upcoming production of Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mousetrap.’ Producer Conrad Boyce told The Standard that the group plans to proceed with the show, which opens on Thursday, April 3, by only allowing spectators on the lower level of the historic Music Hall. For further information related to the closure, please contact Karen Ryl, Facilities Booking Clerk at 905-852-3081.

This Week in


22 years ago The Port Perry MoJacks defeat the Ernestown Jets to advance to the OHA semifinals against the Stayner Siskins. 26 years ago Recycling comes to Durham as blue boxes are distributed throughout the Region as newspapers, cans, glass bottles and jars are diverted from landfills. 30 years ago It is announced that Raglan Public School will be closed in June, and students will be transferred to either Prince Albert PS or Meadowcrest PS in Brooklin. 40 years ago Scugog councillors turn down a request to hire a full-time Fire Chief. 46 years ago Fire crews from Uxbridge and Scugog battle a large blaze at the San-Man Motel on Hwy. 12 that causes great damage to the motel and the home of its owner.


SCUGOG ISLAND SCUGOG ISLAND UNITED CHURCH 19100 Island Road, Port Perry A warm welcome to all 905-985-4094 SUNDAY, March 30 10 a.m. Morning Service Rev. Michelle Hofman

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 1710 Scugog Street, Port Perry Father Peter Lackmanec MASS SATURDAY - 5 p.m. SUNDAY - 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. For Mass through the week call the Parish at 905-985-7071

ST. JOHN’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 319 Queen Street, Port Perry Pastor Robert Kennedy 905-985-3881 SUNDAY, March 30 Service at 10 a.m. Sunday School and Nursery Care Available All are warmly welcome


2210 Hwy. 7A (at Island Rd.) 905-985-8681 Rev. Jim Clemens, Sr. Pastor Join us for worship this week:

SUNDAY SERVICES 9:15 a.m. Sunday school for all ages 10:30 a.m. Worship 6:30 p.m. Worship Nursery Care and Jr. Church is available A warm welcome to all


ST. ANDREW’S - CHALMERS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 40B Toronto Street S., Uxbridge 905-852-6262 Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m. All are warmly welcome

UXBRIDGE TRINITY UNITED CHURCH 20 First Avenue Pastor Kirby Constable 905-852-6213


14460 Simcoe St., Port Perry

Sunday, March 30, 10 a.m. Nursery and Sunday School (Anglican Network in Canada) All are Welcome. (905) 982-2064 or


Rev. Elaine Hall - Rev. Don Willmer 905-985-2801 SUNDAY, March 30

Join us on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. A contemporary worship experience in a relaxed environment. Staff: Dr. Fred Penney, Lead Pastor Brenna Cruickshank, Children’s Ministry Director 1680 Reach Street. - 905-985-4441 website: Emmanuel Community Church: ‘Reaching up to God; Reaching out to our Community,’


(Anglican Church of Canada) Rev. John Anderson 266 North St., Port Perry Phone: 905-985-7278

Port Perry United Church 294 Queen St., Port Perry 9:50 a.m. Morning Worship Prince Albert United Church 23 Jeffrey St., Prince Albert 11:30 a.m. Morning Worship Nursery Care and Sunday School Available •


Ontario 905-985-1346 Rev John Benschop Tuesday Youth Meeting and “HEARTBEAT” after school program Friday - 7:30 p.m. Prayer Revival Join us Sunday Mornings at 10 a.m. Prayer 10:30 a.m. Celebration Service SOMETHING FOR ALL AGES

Sunday, March 30 Fourth Sunday of Lent 10:00 am Eucharist Sunday School and Nursery available


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70 Toronto St. North Uxbridge Father John Duffy Mass Saturday 5 p.m. Sunday 9 and 11 a.m. Confessions Saturday 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. For Mass through the week call office 905-852-6944

Pastor Bernhard VanderVlis SUNDAYS at 10 a.m. Mid-week programs for youth and adults! 14480 Old Simcoe Rd. (Between 7A and Prince Albert) 905-985-9307

Rev. Paul Moorhouse 905-985-7766

SUNDAY, March 30 Greenbank (Hwy 12, minutes. N. of Pt. Perry) 11 a.m. Service

Seagrave (in the beautiful hamlet of Seagrave) 9:15 a.m. Service Everyone is Welcome Children’s Time with Services


To list your church events contact Julie at 905-985-6985

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EDITORIAL Criminal or progressive?

Uxbridge Council recently saw a report on the proposed establishment of a marijuana farm on Durham Rd. 30. No, the grow-oppers aren’t getting brash - a licensed group wants to turn the unused property into a large-scale farming operation for Health Canada. Municipal councillors actually have very little say in this matter as the decision lies mostly with the federal government, and whether or not Health Canada wants to buy the farm’s product. This proposition was spear-headed by one Kandavel Palanivel. His proposal strikes at an important moment, as March 31 marks the day when Canada’s Marihuana Medical Access Program ends - meaning that patients with prescriptions and paraphernalia will become outlaws. However, this dark cloud holds a silver lining. On April 1, the only legal access these patients will have to their medicine will be through licensed producers - farmers such as Mr. Palanivel plans to become. It would seem Canada is more in need than ever of regulated and legalized marijuana farms. Now that the question of legalized pot has reached the streets of North Durham - it brings with it a host of moral and bureaucratic questions regarding crime, moral decency, property values and safety. The fact is, these government sanctioned pot-farms are extensively monitored - and their products will not be shipped to teenagers slinging dime-bags on the streets of Uxbridge and Port Perry. The approval of a Health Canada license is a long-shot at best, but means that the facility will have 24/7 guards and every stem and seed will be accounted for. Many illegal grow-sites exist across Durham today - we should support a legal enterprise and the growth of modern agriculture. Perhaps this emerging new sector of business could be a boon for North Durham, and mark us as an area open to progressive and new ideas - a topic on which the townships have drawn criticism lately. If it’s legal and earns money, can we really shoot down a prospective business owner, or should we jump on the wagon to legalization and decriminalization while we have the chance?

YOUR OPINION MATTERS Send us an e-mail to or a letter to: The Standard, 94A Water St., Port Perry ON L9L 1J2

Greenbank residents call airport effects ‘disgusting’

To the Editor,

It is past time to voice our complaints about that so-called airport on Hwy. 47. We live on Hwy. 12 directly west of the mountain of landfill. It is, to say the very least, a terrible place to be since the landfill at the airport was started. Our concerns are as follows: (in no particular order of importance) - The trucks are now running NORTH on Hwy. 12 to access the fill site - and then coming south to leave there. It was written that they were to ONLY use Hwy. 12 southbound.

- The dirt, mud and dust are incomprehensible! Our vehicles are covered in a layer of dirt constantly... just sitting in the driveway. The road sweeper/washer is a joke. It just creates more mud! And this is on Hwy. 47 as well as on Hwy. 12! Our fences and posts were painted black... they are grey with muck now! Everything - even the snow and grass is covered with a layer of dirt. We don’t like to come home from Uxbridge on Hwy. 47 because the road east of the airport driveway is just mud. Ask anyone who drives by there. - 200 trucks a day is what we

were told would be dumping... I guarantee there are a lot more than that! Especially on Saturdays. - The noise is deafening! It starts every day (except Sunday) just around 7 am (sometimes sooner). When you hear six or seven tailgates slamming repeatedly and continuously all day long it is enough to drive you nuts. Sleeping in past 7 a.m. is totally out of the question! - The smell of diesel fumes (especially when the wind comes from the west) makes me cough every day - it is disgusting. I have had asthma for a few years now and my condition is exacerbated by these

fumes. Horrible to deal with! - We were thinking of selling our property and moving somewhere else but we are certain that no one in their right minds would buy our home now with those ugly mountains of (probably toxic) dirt across the road! - Someone should check how far over the property line they have come on the west side of the airport. - When spring run-off starts there will certainly be pollution in the ground which will seep across the property that Harry Hill owned and under Hwy. 12 through the culvert that is just down the road. It will then meet

up with the creek on our property that is part of the Nonquon system. I am so surprised that CLOCA has not raised any concerns over this inevitability. We would like to invite anyone who approved this disaster to come to our house, (18751 Hwy. 12) where we have lived since 1975, and experience - even for just one hour - what we have to put up with day after day after day! When will this end? Some feedback from anyone would be appreciated. Anne Marie & Frank Szebedinszky Greenbank

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Use your power for Earth Hour JACOB MANTLE CHAIR - ENERGY CONSERVATION COMMITTEE Special to The Standard

UXBRIDGE: This Saturday, March 29 marks the 7th Annual Earth Hour, where from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., people across the global will turn out their lights. Earth Hour began in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, when 2.2 million people turned out their lights. Since then, it has grown into a global phenomenon. Earth Hour is an important reminder to us, and people around the world, to be mindful of our energy consumption and its impacts on the world and community around us. This year’s theme is, “Use Your Power, Back a Project.” Earth Hour has partnered up with the cast of The Amazing Spiderman to enlist Spiderman as the first superhero ambassador for Earth Hour. This year, the focus is on crowdfunding for local projects around the world, where you can use your power, support a local

project and become a superhero. You can learn more about the projects by visiting Here at home in Uxbridge, the Township Energy Conservation Committee works throughout the year to encourage families and businesses to be more efficient in their energy use. You may have seen us at the Christmas Light Exchange, hosted annually, or at one our Lunch n Learn events in Town. Not only is conservation good for the environment, but using less energy is practical for your pocket book too, saving you money on your energy bills. The Committee also works hand in hand with the Township itself to improve the Township’s energy consumption. Every kilowatt hour saved means a more efficient use of your tax dollars. This Saturday I encourage you to not only turn off the lights for one hour but also to consider what you can do throughout the rest of the year to save energy, save money and protect our community’s environment.

Warrant issued in Boots and Hearts scam NORTH DURHAM: Officers from East Division have identified a suspect in connection with fake ticket sales to the “Boots and Hearts Music Festival” in Clarington. In February of this year, two victims, one from North Durham and one from Clarington, reported to police that they had been defrauded out of money when attempting to buy tickets to the upcoming “Boots and Hearts Music Festival.” In each case, the victims had made contact with the same male suspect who told them that he had tickets available for the Festival, but they had to send him money before the tickets were provided. In one case, the suspect asked that the victim to deposit the money in ad-

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vance into a third party’s bank account. In the other case, the suspect told the victim by email to transfer the money via a link to another email address. The victims never received the promised tickets after forwarding the money. The East Division Criminal Investigation Branch determined that the same suspect was being investigated in other jurisdictions across the province involving occurrences of a similar nature. The suspect involved was using another person’s name to conduct his illegal business dealings. As a result, a warrant for the arrest of 24-year-old Giancarlo Iandoli, of No Fixed Address has been issued for the offences of Fraud Under $5000 x2

and Personation x2. The accused also faces charges in several other jurisdictions across Ontario and in other Provinces across Canada as well. DRPS wishes to remind the public that when making online ticket purchases, make sure you are dealing with a legitimate concert promoter or reseller. Anyone with any new information about this incident is asked to contact the Det Findlay of East Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888579-1520 ext. 1650. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Staying in touch... JOHN O’TOOLE MPP

Higher fines proposed for distracted driving Distracted driver fines could rise as high as $1,000 and three demerit points, according to new legislation tabled by the provincial government. A March Break crackdown by the Ontario Provincial Police resulted in more than 2,000 distracted driving charges being laid province-wide. Current collision trends suggest fatalities from distracted driving are forecasted to exceed fatalities from drinking and driving by 2016. In most cases, cell phones and related devices are the culprits in distracted driving, with motorists ignoring the rules and using hand-held devices to talk or text. The distracted driving legislation, if passed, would increase fines from a range of $60 to $500, to a range of $300 to $1,000. Upon conviction, there would be three demerit points. The legislation also has a number of other measures, including an increase in fines for drivers “dooring” cyclists. In my view, effective enforcement is the key to any legislation. Repeat and first-time offenders should be treated differently. The question before Ontario MPPs is whether higher fines and demerit points are the best way to fight distracted driving. Fines are just one way to enforce laws. There is also increased public awareness and education, or perhaps reductions in insurance costs for those who pledge not to text or talk on cell phones while behind the wheel. As always, if you have questions or comments about legislation before the House, please let me know. I can be reached at 1-800-661-2433 of (905) 697-1501 and by e-mail at john. The proposed changes in Bill 173 are posted for public comment at The deadline for feedback is May 2. Stakeholders Table Report on Bee Mortality Throughout the summer and fall, a group of 33 stakeholder representatives considered the health of Ontario’s bee populations. The Working Group couldn’t

Deafening silence in Saginaw Like many others recently, I was both shocked and saddened by the tragic death of Saginaw Spirit centre and Toronto native Terry Trafford, who died after committing suicide in his pick-up truck in at Walmart parking lot after being cut from the team. In the days after the tragic end of Trafford’s life, my mood switched to anger as more details of what transpired between Trafford and the Spirit became public knowledge. Days before he disappeared before the Michigan police made the grim discovery of his body, Trafford had been sent home from the Spirit in his fourth Ontario Hockey League season. His father said it was for “disciplinary reasons.” Other reports have said that Trafford was caught smoking marijuana during a recent road trip, while other reports simply said he “was partying.” At first, those close to the situation thought that the measure was only temporary, and Trafford would be welcomed back to the team after a short sabbatical. However, that did not happen. Instead, it’s come out that team officials sent Trafford a text message to inform him that he was effectively done with the team, and would not be welcomed back to the Spirit. Basically, he was fired via text message. As far as I can tell, no one has denied this, so we can only assume that it’s true. And, if it is true, it is a simply

disgusting way to treat an employee. That’s ultimately what junior hockey players are to OHL teams, employees and that they chose this most callous and cowardly way to deliver the news is outrageous, and gutless. For years, OHL players subsisted on meager pay while owners (mostly) made fortunes. To put it into perspective, until recently when players received a raise to $120 dollars a week, they were still paid just $40 a week. For a local example, Bobby Orr, George Burnett, Clair Cornish, Corey Bricknell and Jordan Morrison all got paid the same amount during their OHL careers, even though they came as much as 40 years apart, and games were now broadcast from coast to coast in this country on Sportsnet. Now, even though they make slightly more money, for many teams, players are still seen as a disposable commodity, and that has to change. These are boys, many of whom leave home at 15 or 16-years-old and need more structure and support to be able to handle this transition. There has been a lot of talk in the wake of the Trafford tragedy about getting more support for players dealing with mental health issues. And, as you can read on Page 17 of this week’s Standard, local OHL veteran Corey Bricknell has recently co-founded a group which

come to a unanimous decision on the causes or the solutions to the significant increase in bee mortality. The Executive Summary from the report of the Ontario Bee Health Working Group says: “Given the divergent opinions held by members on the issues associated with bee health and potential impact of neonicotinoid-treated seeds, it was recognized that consensus would not be possible in all cases.” The report listed 13 options for action, including improvements to growing practices and communications, environmental enhancements, technology advancements and training as well as regulatory approaches. Ontario is also establishing an Ontario Pollinator Health Working Group to expand the focus beyond bees and address issues and concerns regarding all pollinators in the province. The complete report of the Working Group was released Wednesday, March 19. The report is posted online at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. ( This issue, like many, is not unique to Ontario. The federal government should encourage the province in best practices based on global experiences. Let us not reinvent the wheel each time there is a new concern or problem. Celebrating Ontario’s Volunteers I would like to congratulate the approximately 130 Durham Riding volunteers who are among those being honoured this week at ceremonies in Oshawa and Whitby. This spring there are more than 11,000 volunteers to be recognized province-wide with Ontario Volunteer Awards. Many thanks for building stronger communities, a stronger province and a stronger Canada. I would encourage community organizations to consider next year’s volunteer awards as a way of publicly thanking members who have served for five years or more. The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration web site at has more information on the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards.

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DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard @darrylknight83

will provide outreach to players dealing with mental health issues and addiction. So, there are people out there making real changes to the way we perceive toughness in these young men. It’s just a shame that those voices haven’t come from either Spirit GM Jim Paliafito or Head Coach Greg Gilbert, who have like true snakes found rocks to crawl under in the wake of this tragedy and aren’t answering any questions about why Trafford wasn’t welcomed back. I can only hope that eventually both are fired (preferably by text message) and gone forever from the hockey world. If you had a 15-year-old son who was about to be drafted by an OHL team, would you trust these two to look after him? I certainly wouldn’t. While they may perform on a grand stage, these are still just teenage boys dealing with teenage problems and they shouldn’t have to run from their feelings, they should have the support in place like many other workplaces to get past them, and onto the rest of their lives. Hockey is just a game, and never again should a player have to pay with his life to cope with its pressure.

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The Mousetrap springs on Uxbridge April 3 BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard

OnStage Uxbridge proudly presents Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, with its debut on April 3 at 8 p.m., at the Uxbridge Music Hall, located at 16 Main St. South in Uxbridge. The scene is set when a cadre of perfect strangers become stranded by snow in Monkswell Manor, a British rooming house recently opened by a young and flustered couple. The guest’s eccentric personalities are already at odds, but the plot thickens when they discover one of them is a murderer - and a haunting nursery rhyme links the killer to a shadowy past. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid histories until, at the last nerve-shredding moment,

the identity and the motive are finally revealed. “The Mousetrap is the world’s longest running play, with over 25,000 performances,” said OnStage Uxbridge Director Samantha Smilovic. “The show really becomes a mystery that will keep audiences guessing.” Ms. Smilovic promises that audiences who like to play detective will enjoy picking up on clues throughout the show to determine ‘whodunnit.’ With a charming cast and attention to details in the set and costumes, The Mousetrap is sure to draw audiences in. “Carolyn Arnett brilliantly plays Mollie Ralston, our young ingenue who has inherited a guest house from her aunt and wants very much for

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Monkswell Manor’s first nights to run smoothly,” explained Ms. Smilovic. “Her husband Giles, played by Graeme Melcher, is less interested in being helpful and more interested in showing Mollie how wrong she is not to have sold the house upon her inheritance.” Alongside Ms. Smilovic, The Mousetrap features the support of fearless Prducer Conrad Boyce, set designer Cathy Christoff, and Denise Randall in charge of costume design. “It’s been a great artistic challenge to bring something new out of such a well-known piece,” said Ms. Smilovic. “Everyone is excited to start performing in front of audiences in less than two weeks, and the show is looking fabulous!” The Mousetrap will take the stage at the Uxbridge Music Hall for two weekends only! Show times are April 3 to 5, and April 10 to 12 - at 8 p.m., with a special showing on April 12 at 3 p.m. Tickets will be $20 per adult, $18 for seniors and students, and $15 when ten tickets or more are purchased in a group. Tickets and further information can be found on-line, at https://app. php?ticketing=osux, or by visiting OnStage Uxbridge’s ticketing location, Little Acorn, located at 77 Brock St. West in Uxbridge.

Above, Mollie and Giles Ranston (played by Carolyn Arnett and Graeme Melcher) look on in horror as Seargent Trotter (played by Jay Da Costa) reveals to them that he is visiting Monkswell Manor to catch a murderer - who is currently in their midst. Below, the entire cast of The Mousetrap is present for questioning. From left - Conrad Boyce, Nancy Melcher, Sonia Sabir, Mark Melcher, Vanetta Tustian, Jay Da Costa, Carolyn Arnett and Graeme Melcher, play a host of eccentric and interesting characters in this murder mystery.

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Rock’n’Roll High School - Johnny Winter and Jimmy Bowskill at U.S.S.

Johnny Winter and opener, The Jimmy Bowskill Band, changed venues from Uxbridge Music Hall to play their long-awaited concert at Uxbridge Secondary School, on March 21 - when the Uxbridge Music Hall was deemed unfit. These powerhouse rockers didn’t let it stop them, and performed a top-notch show. BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard

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HBK celebrates 25 years of traditional martial arts BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard

Hiryu Bushido Kai (HBK) Martial Arts and Wellness Centre, a traditional martial arts dojo in Port Perry, will be celebrating its 25th anniversary on April 26. Instructors Hanshi Fred Walker and Shihan Brian Norrish have been teaching the residents of Port Perry their own traditional, value-based, and rigourous blend of martial arts since 1989 - at their 15258 Simcoe St. dojo. “April 19 will mark our official 25 years since we opened, and we will be holding a gala and celebration on April 26,” said Hanshi Walker. “The party will feature dinner, demonstrations, and a student grading – we would like to invite all of our past and current students to contact us and come catch up!” Their own history dates back to a combined experience of over 85 years. Hanshi Walker holds an eighth degree black belt in Karate, a black belt in Judo, and is a certified Reiki Master - while Shihan Norrish holds a fifth degree black belt in Karate. “We started as a group of Senseis, the Japanese title for instructor,” said Shihan Norrish. “We have since earned the titles of Hanshi, the instructor of masters, and Shihan, the master instructor. Our passions are strong in this ancient art, and we love teaching residents of all ages, in Port Perry and beyond.” From humble begin-

The students and instructors of HBK Martial Arts gather for a class ceremony. Several of HBK’s instructors sit in the front row, (from left) Sensei Paul Kinsman, Sensei Bob Goulding, Shihan Brian Norrish, Hanshi Fred Walker, Sensei Tina Moran, and Sensei Greg Banting - their students stand behind. nings and a desire to train youth in the martial arts, Hanshi Walker and Shihan Norrish have raised many of their own students to black belt and Sensei level. They now hold a troop of eight currently active instructors. The numerous Sensei allow HBK to collectively pool their experience and teach a diverse range of classes. “We many types of hand-to-hand combat, the meditative art of tai chi, and the use of long staff and sai, “ said Shihan Norrish. “Hanshi

even teaches a group of Iaido students on the use of the Japanese katana, or samurai sword.” HBK Martial Arts focuses on the traditional tenants of respect, honour, discipline, selfcontrol and defence. The instructors believe that the mind must be trained alongside the body, and are heavily entrenched in the values of eastern martial arts. The institution’s creed is posted on the walls of their dojo, as a constant reminder to students. The creed reads “I will

build a strong body, mind and spirit. I will honour and respect myself, my parents and all others. I will develop self-discipline and self-control. I will keep my promises and complete all tasks. I will use karate only to defend myself or others, and make the world a better place.” Hanshi Walker, Shihan Norrish, and the other numerous Sensei primarily instruct students in Shotokan Karate, an internationally recognized and regulated form of Karate which adheres

to a strict curriculum and grading system. “We also encourage students to learn the use of Judo throws and focusing methods,” said Hanshi Walker. “We ensure that our students have a wellrounded base of skills to draw from, so that they can continue their martial arts career.” Hanshi Walker has had diverse and distinguished life, and has worn many hats. He was the founder of the Durham Deaf Centre, an RCMP officer, and a Christian Minister at one point or another.

Martial arts have always been a passion and hobby of his, until he decided to commit more time to teaching and opened the doors of HBK. “I wanted to teach what I had learned to others and help improve their lives,” said Hanshi Walker. “I can see the benefits in the children who join our club – many of them come with behavioral problems, attention disorders, confidence issues, or problems with bullies, and we get to see them learn focus and discipline.” Hanshi Walker believes that learning the traditional form of a martial art teaches so much more than just combat - as opposed to more competition-based style such as the popular Mixed Martial Arts. He also believes that once a student progresses beyond the first initial stages and ranks, an important change takes place. “If you trained in a dojo twice per week for 1,000 years and only took instructions from a sensei, you wouldn’t advance very far,” said Shihan Norrish. “The bigger part of training is when you begin to teach yourself and develop self-discipline - eventually a student may become a sensei who trains other students and continues the process full-circle. It’s not a sport, but a lifestyle.” Further information can be found on-line at w w w. H B K M a r t i a l A r t s . com, by phoning (905) 985-0205, or by e-mail at

Shihan Brian Norrish readys himself to practice throws with a student, during an HBK Martial Arts sparring session, on Saturday, March 22.

Pine Ridge Garden Club When: 1st Tues. 7:30 pm What: Meetings include inspiring speakers. Apr. 1st – Jon Todd “Get the Buzz on Bees”, May 6th - Gary Westlake “Garden Art for Cheapskates”, Jun. 3rd – Nicola Warnock “Why Alpine Troughs are a good thing”. Coffee and goodies. Where: Nestleton Community Centre

Greenbank Lions Club When: 1st and 3rd Wed. 7pm - 8pm Where: Greenbank Hall Contact: 905-985-3723

Beekeepers of Durham Region When: Mon. Apr. 28th & May 26th, 7pm - 9pm Where: Greenbank Hall Contact: Toni Beckmann 905-852-0733

Book Club When: 4th Thurs. 7pm What: Meet to discuss a selected novel Where: Scugog Memorial Public Library 231 Water St. Port Perry Contact: Drop-in program – no registration req.


Progressive Euchre When: Thurs. 7:30 pm What: Coffee & tea supplied Where: Nestleton Community Centre 3967 Hwy 7A, Nestleton Contact: Tony 905-986-5648 Cost: $3 + munchies

Euchre, Port Perry Villa When: Wed. Apr. 2nd & 16th, May 7th & 21st, Jun. 4th & 18th, 1:30 pm Where: Port Perry Villa Auditorium Contact: Kim Owen 905-985-3312 Cost: Free. 50/50 Draw

Cartwright Seniors Euchre When: Tues, 7:30 - 9:30 pm What: Play progressive euchre with friends. Where: St. John’s Anglican Church 3505 Church St. Blackstock Contact: Donald Trunks 905-986-5046 Cost: $3 per week

Bridge, Port Perry Villa When: Thurs. Apr. 3rd & 17th, May 1st, 15th & 29th, Jun. 12th & 26th, 1:30 pm Where: Port Perry Villa Kent Terrace Contact: Debbie Armstrong 905-985-3312 Cost: Free. 50/50 Draw

Contacts: 905-982-2192 Bridge - Norm Caswell, Euchre - Berniece Lawley, Cribbage - Clayton Graham Cost: Included in PPS Club membership.

Exercise When: Mon. & Fri. 9:30 am – 10:10 am Where: Latcham Centre 121Queen St. Port Perry Contact: Gord Emmerson 905-982-2192 Cost: Included in PPS Club membership.

(Also see Team Sports and Health)


Port Perry Villa Model Train Show When: June 2014, Date & Time TBA Where: Port Perry Villa Auditorium Contact: Kim Owen 905-985-3312

Tea & Books When: Thurs. Apr. 3rd 2pm - 4pm What: Afternoon tea, treats and conversation with library staff to discuss latest picks and all time favourites. Where: Scugog Memorial Library 231 Water St. Port Perry Contact: Registration is not required.

How-to-in-Ten Festival When: Sat. May 31st 11am - 3pm What: Join local community groups and businesses for a day of fun and learning at the library and in Birdseye park. Where: Scugog Memorial Library 231 Water St. Port Perry Contact: Registration is not required.

Bazaar & Art Show, Port Perry Villa Annual When: Sat. May 24th 10 am - 2 pm What: Vendor Spots Available Where: Port Perry Villa Contact: Kim Owen 905-985-3312


Shirley Women’s Institute When: 3rd Wed. of month, 1:30 pm What: Meeting followed by refreshments Where: TBA Contact: Hazel Coates 905-986-5841

Seniors Advisory Committee Mtg What: The Seniors Advisory Cmte provides advice to Scugog Council. Open to the public. When: Apr. 1st,10:30 am, Greenbank Hall, 19965 Hwy /12. May 6th, 10:30 am, June 3rd 9:30 am, Scugog Council Chambers, Port Perry

Port Perry Seniors General Mtg When: 2nd Wed. 2 pm Where: Latcham Centre 121 Queen St. Port Perry Contact: 905-982-2192

Port Perry Seniors Club What: Variety of activities including Art, Crafts, Exercise, Bridge, Euchre, Cribbage, Line Dancing, Woodcarving, Computer Club, Chorus, Pickleball, Shuffleboard. See details under activity headings. Cost: Most activities included in annual membership $15 for members 50 – 80 yrs. $5 for members over 80.

3967 Hwy #7, Nestleton Contact: Shirley Love 905-986-5330, Cost: 10 mth membership $15 single, $20 family

Acting Classes When: TBD Daytime, 10 wks beginning the week of Apr. 7th What: Intro to drama classes to keep your brain sharp and improve your sense of confidence, happiness, and well-being. Where: Port Perry. Specific location TBD. Contact: Michael Serres 905-985-0922, info@, Cost: $150 + HST Computer Club When: 1st & 3rd Wed. 2:30 pm Where: Latcham Centre 121 Queen St. Port Perry Contact: Theresia Berry 905-982-2192


Taoist Tai Chi When: Thurs. 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm What: Incorporating the 108-move Tai Chi set, to bring a wide range of health benefits to the muscular, skeletal and circulatory systems, with a soothing effect on the mind. Where: Latcham Centre 121 Queen St. Port Perry Contact: Olga Lang 905-995-2753 Cost: Call for further information

When: Wed. Apr. 9th & 23rd, May 14th & 28th, Jun. 11th & 25th What: Community Care Durham provides foot care clinics for individuals who require assistance in maintaining their own foot care. Where: Hope Church 14480 Old Simcoe Rd. Port Perry Contact: Lynn Pike 905-985-8461 or Cost: First visit $20. Subsequent visits $15. Appt. must be booked in advance, no walk-ins

Foot Care Clinic

Find Peace of Mind When: Apr. 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd 7pm - 9pm What: 4 wk. intro to meditation led by Dr. John Stewart, MD & Bette Hodgins, BScPT. Learn meditation techniques to help you de-stress, relax and improve your health Where: Medical Associates 462 Paxton St. Port Perry Contact: Bette Hodgins 905-985-1863 or Cost: $100 for the four-week session


Walking Program When: Mon. - Fri. 7:30 am - 9:15 am Where: Scugog Arena Contact: Brenda Robinson 905-985-8698 ext. 100

Zumba Gold Class When: Tues, 7pm, 5 wks, beginning Apr. 1st Where: Port Perry Villa Auditorium Contact: Debbie Armstrong 905-985-3312 to Register Cost: $5 per class, proceeds to Cancer Society

Gentle Exercise When: Tues. 10:30 am - 11:30 am Where: Latcham Centre 121 Queen St. Port Perry Contact: Louise Sale 905-982-2192 Cost: Included in PPS Club membership

Spirituality and Aging When: Apr. 1st, 9:30 am

Lake Scugog Historical Society Speakers When: Tues. Apr. 15th, 7:30 pm John Boyko “Canada and the Civil War”; Wed. May 14th 7:30 pm Doug McLatchy “Mr Hockey” Huge hockey memorabilia collection. Where: St. John’s Presbyterian Church (Simcoe/Queen) Port Perry


Megalore Spring Fling When: Sat. May 10th What: 50/60’s Sock Hop Dance Where: Health & Wellness Hall 22600 Island Rd. Port Perry Contact: Lynn /Jim 905-985-1008 or Rick 905-982-1099 Cost: $20 per person

Line Dancing When: Mon & Fri 10:30 – 11:30 am, Novice 11:30 – Noon Where: Latcham Centre 121 Queen St. Port Perry Contact: Gord Emmerson 905-982-2192 Cost: Included in PPS Club membership.

Folk Music Nights When: Apr. 26th Andrew Collins Trio 8pm, May 24th Ken Hamm 8pm Where: Greenbank Hall 19965 Hwy # 12 Contact: 905-985-8351 for tickets Cost: $25

Chorus When: Wed. 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Where: Latcham Centre 121 Queen St. Port Perry Contact: Gord Emmerson 905-982-2192 Cost: Included in PPS Club membership


Reel Thing Film Nights When: 2nd Thurs. 6:30 pm What: A newly-released, award-winning popular feature film each month. Contact: Check library newsletter or for title listings Cost: $2

Art House Films When: 1st Thurs. 6:30 pm What: A different indie film or documentary each month. Contact: Check library newsletter or for title listings Cost: $2


Luncheon Out When: 1st and 3rd Thursdays, Noon What: Community Care Durham-Scugog provides a nutritious meal and entertainment in a social setting. Transportation may be included if required. Where: Various locations within Scugog Township Contact: Lynn Pike 905-985-8461 or Cost: $8 per person, reservations required. No walk-ins.


Cost: Included in PPS Club membership

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Bridge, Euchre, Cribbage When: Tues. 1pm - 3pm Where: Latcham Centre121 Queen St. Port Perry


Woodcarving When: Wed. 9am - 11:30 am Where: Latcham Centre 121 Queen St. Port Perry Contact: Gord Emmerson 905-982-2192 Cost: Included in PPS Club membership

Crafts When: Wed. 9am -11:30 am Where: Latcham Centre 121 Queen St. Port Perry Contact: Mary Verrydt 905-982-2192 Cost: Included in PPS Club membership

Art When: Wed. 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Where: Latcham Centre 121 Queen St. Port Perry Contact: Rita Barrell 905-982-2192 Cost: Included in PPS Club membership


Port Perry Photographers Society Exhibit When: May 3rd - 31st What: Several photographers from the PPPS. May 3rd – meet the artists reception, refreshments. Where: SCA Gallery 181 Perry St. Unit G-1, Port Perry Contact: Evelne 905-982-2121

Lake Scugog Spring Studio Tour Preview Exhibit When: Apr. 5th – 26th What: Several LSST artists show pieces of their artwork. Apr. 5th – meet the artists reception, refreshments. Where: SCA Gallery 181 Perry St. Unit G-1, Port Perry Contact: Eveline 905-982-2121

Farndale Gallery Openings When: Sat. Apr. 5th, May 3rd 2pm - 4pm What: Meet the artist at the opening of their exhibits. Where: Scugog Memorial Library 231 Water St. Port Perry

A Brush with the Land When: Jun. 7th - 28th What: Karen Fox & Harvey Walker exhibit their plein air oil paintings. Jun. 7th – meet the artists reception, refreshments. Where: SCA Gallery 181 Perry St. Unit G-1, Port Perry Contact: Eveline 905-982-2121


Contact us at 289 485 1012 or Karen at 905 985 8871 or email us at We welcome your feedback and comments about this calendar and look forward to listing your events in upcoming editions.

Volunteers will be there to take note of your issues and concerns and to provide information on a wide range of topics.

Here is our April to June calendar. We hope you will find it useful. Our office is now open on Tuesdays from 1:00 am to 3:00 pm and on Thursdays from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. We are located right next to the Township office.

April • May • June 2014

Scugog Seniors Calendar

Want your activity or event listed here? See instructions on the June calendar.

Greenbank Lions Lawn Fertilizer Sales When: April – May Contact: 905-985-3723

Electronic Waste/Scrap Metal Collection What: Greenbank Lions Electronic Waste and Scrap Metal collection When: May 3rd Where: Greenbank Hall, 19965 Highway #12 Contact: 905-985-3723


Shuffleboard (Port Perry) When: Mon. 1pm - 3pm, Banquet June 16th Where: Latcham Centre, 121 Queen St. Port Perry Contact: Enci Dhanoosingh 905-982-2192 Cost: $1 per wk plus PPS Club membership.

Shuffleboard (Blackstock) When: Wed. 9:45 am - 12pm (doubles), 12:45pm - 3pm (singles), May 14th to mid-Sept. What: Equipment supplied, partners not required. Shuffleboard instructions provided upon request. Where: Blackstock Recreation Centre, Arena Street, Blackstock Cost: $50/season, $4 daily play. 2 days free for new members. Contacts: Ken & Audrey Middleton 905-9857548, Larry & Barbara Spires 905-263-8433

Pickleball When: Mon. 11am – 4pm, Thurs. 10am - 1pm, Novice Mon. 9am - 11am Where: Scugog Community Centre, Reach St. Port Perry Contact: Bill Gohn 905-985-0292 Cost: $2 per session plus PPS Club membership.

Lawn Bowling When: Mid May to Late Sept. Where: Port Perry Lawn Bowling Club 16077 Old Simcoe Contact: Bill Minors 905-985-8645

(Also see Exercise)


Travelogues When: 1st Tues. 2pm What: Apr. 1st Glenn McGeorge – Rhine River Cruise; May 6th Martha Casson – The United Arab Emirates; Jun. 3th, Geoff Carpentier – Antarctica Where: Scugog Library 231 Water St., Port Perry Contact: 905-985-7686 x101 to register

Support for Care Givers When: May 6th, 9:30 am What: Seminar sponsored by Seniors Advisory Committee Where: Scugog Council Chambers, Port Perry

What: Seminar sponsored by Seniors Advisory Committee Where: Greenbank Hall, 19965 Highway #12 Contact: 905-985-7346



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Walking Program Gentle Exercise Bridge, Euchre, Cribbage Zumba Gold Class Cartwright Euchre Lake Scugog Historical Society Speaker


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Walking Program Spirituality & Aging Gentle Exercise Seniors Advisory Ctte Bridge, Euchre, Cribbage Travelogue Zumba Gold Class Cartwright Euchre Pine Ridge Garden

Walking Program Crafts Woodcarving Art Chorus Euchre PP Villa Computer Club Find Peace of Mind Greenbank Lions

Walking Program Crafts Woodcarving Art Chorus Euchre PP Villa Shirley Women’s Inst. Computer Club Find Peace of Mind Greenbank Lions

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Walking Program Pickleball Luncheon Out Taoist Tai Chi Bridge, PP Villa Progressive Euchre

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Meals on Wheels

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2:00 Farndale Gallery Opening Nancy Moore “Moments & Destinations”

Lake Scugog Spring Studio Tour Preview Exhibit Opening

Hot Meals Frozen Meals (Package of 7 entrees) Contact: Lynn Pike at 905-985-8461

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Walking Program Pickleball Taoist Tai Chi Book Club The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan. 7:30 Progressive Euchre

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The voice of North Durham

Thursday, March 27, 2014 • 17


Fighting the Truth to conquer mental illness DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

The idea had been simmering for awhile, but the recent suicide of Saginaw Spirit centre Terry Trafford prompted Port Perry’s Corey Bricknell to found ‘Fighting the Truth,’ an outreach organization that seeks to help young hockey players cope with addiction and mental health issues. “We had been talking about something like this before the incident with Terry Trafford. It’s just that it triggered us to say how many more are going to happen on our watch while we’re just sitting back here not doing anything? We decided to step up and see what we can do,� Bricknell explained. Along with former teammate Corey Isen, Bricknell recently launched the group through a Facebook and Twitter page that will hopefully help young players cope with mental health issues and remove some of the stigma surrounding such issues. “It’s about creating awareness for young hockey players, or any type of player for that matter, that’s battling depression and using drugs or alcohol, or anything like that, to hide from their demons,� Bricknell told The Standard. “We want to create awareness that there are ways to get away from the game without using or abusing, and make it known that there are other people that are dealing with depression on a regular basis.� Launched just two weeks ago, Fight the Truth’s Facebook page already has more than 1,500 ‘likes’ and growing. “The reaction has been overwhelming, and at the same time, it’s very positive, because we’re touching people and we’re striking a soft spot for people that are going through it, or know someone that’s going through it,� Bricknell said. The struggle with mental illness and addiction is one that Bricknell can relate to personally, as he struggled with addiction and depression for more than 20 years, starting as a teenager in the OHL, until he decided to finally turn things around last year. “It’s a blessing in disguise, and it’s crazy that I had to go through all of this to get to where I am today. But, now I’m able to help people that are where I once was. The same with my co-founder Corey Isen,and Rob Frid, who is helping us out, and is a guy who I used to play against in

the OHL and minor pro.� Fighting the Truth is a team effort, and aside from Bricknell, Isen and Frid, the group also includes former Port Perry MoJacks’ captain Erik Peterson, junior hockey referee Paul Renaud and local web designer Lorraine McNulty. The goal of Fighting the Truth is to provide a forum to young players who may think that they are alone in their struggles and provide a positive example of what others have gone through in their quest for mental health. “We’re trying to provide a forum, or somewhere where they can even just read and say ‘well this guy battled this and that’s pretty close to what I’m going through, and this is where he is now.’ And, eventually they’ll be able to reach out to us through the web site and we’ll work with professionals to contact if they need to. We’re not going to give any advice, we can’t give any advice, but we can share our story and comfort them, and be a friend to players and try to get them the help they need,� Bricknell said. Often junior hockey players will leave home at a young age in the hopes of chasing the common dream of becoming a professional hockey player, only to find that the road is not always a straight path. “To me there was nothing more embarrassing than when I had my three big brothers and their wives, and my parents, both sets of grandparents and aunts and uncles come to see me play and I’m not dressing. One time I wasn’t dressing and the mascot didn’t show up, so my coach told me to be the mascot,� Bricknell said. “I thought that I’d be rewarded for being the mascot and a lot of players think that way and they’ll do anything to help the team, even if it tears them up emotionally.� It was that emotional turmoil that led Bricknell to begin abusing alcohol at age 17, leading to some dark days ahead, where he felt that his only way out of his mental state was to take his own life. “It was right after my first year playing in Newmarket and I was at a party down in Whitby, and I was intoxicated and all of these thoughts came that I was done with hockey, and I can’t quit so I’ll just take my life,� Bricknell recalled. “I was on the bridge on Cochrane St. waiting for the train and I was ready to jump. My cousin Darryl was there and a friend and they talked me down and as that happened the police showed up and off to Ontario

Port Perry’s Corey Bricknell recently co-founded ‘Fighting the Truth,’ an organization offering support to young hockey players battling mental health issues and addiction. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard Shores (then known as the Whitby Psychiatric Hospital) I went, and I don’t remember exactly how long I was there.� In another incident, Bricknell had been in a fight at Scugog Arena with a former coach during a ball hockey game, and left the arena distraught, throwing himself in the path of a car on Reach Rd. Bricknell continued with hockey, eventually carving out a career in the minor pro leagues. Bricknell recalled that for much of this time he was intoxicated, but when his playing career ended, he began abusing drugs. However, after reaching his breaking point in late 2012, Bricknell finally sought help, completing a 30-day rehab program. “It’s a way better life, I’m not hiding anything anymore and I’m clean and healthy

and in a really good place. Going to rehab was the longest 30 days of my life, but it was also the best 30 days of my life.� Now having turned his own life around, Bricknell is excited to be able to pass on his positive message to other players and break the stigma of hiding mental illness in sports. “We just want people to know that whatever happens, if you get traded, released or suspended, that it’s not the end of the world, and it’s a new chapter and there are people all around that care about you and love you.� Fighting the Truth can be found online at and on Twitter @fightnthetruth. A web site is expected to be operational in the coming weeks.



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Silver lining for Port Perry Bantam Predators DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

Although they battled hard throughout their OMHA Finals series with the Amherstburg Stars, the Port Perry Bantam Predators came up short in the quest for a provincial championship, losing threegames-to-one in the best-of-five series. After dropping a pair of heartbreaking overtime games to the Stars last weekend at Scugog Arena, the Predators made the almost six hour trek to Amherstburg (just outside Windsor) for a pair of weekend match-ups. On Saturday, March 22, facing elimination, the Predators rallied for a 3-1 victory in Game 3. With Matthew Hronich between the pipes for the Predators, Amherstburg opened the scoring just over three minutes into the action. However, midway through the second, Zach Greer scored for the Predators to knot the game 1-1, with Brendon Adams chipping in the lone assist. The Predators’ offence continued to roll in the third period as Tyler Field netted an unassisted goal just over six minutes into the frame to give Port Perry a one-goal lead. Just 36 seconds later, Adams scored to provide some insurance for the Predators, with Jonas Parker and Brenndan Eason assisting as the Predators prevailed by a score of 3-1 to force a fourth game in the series. There was little time to rest for both

Tyler Field (left) and Austen Raaphorst battle an Amherstburg player for control of the puck during Game 2 of the OMHA Bantam ‘A’ Championship series last week at Scugog Arena. The Predators would eventually fall to the Stars in four games after a hard-fought final series. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard squads, as they hit the ice on Sunday, March 23 for a matinee encounter in Game 4. A powerplay goal for Amherstburg with just under three minutes to play in the first period opened the scoring. Another powerplay goal for the Stars, with just 49 seconds remaining opened a 2-0 lead for Amherstburg heading into the third period. With their backs against the wall, the

Predators wasted little time cutting into Amherstburg’s lead with Field scoring just 29 seconds into the third period, assisted by Brendan McCormick and Kirk Meek, to draw Port Perry within a goal. Port Perry continued to pursue the Stars with relentless pressure throughout the third period. But, with Predators goalie Matt Tamlin pulled in favour of an extra attack, the Stars scored in the open

net to win the game 3-1 and claim the OMHA’s Bantam ‘A’ championship. It was a remarkable season for the Bantam Predators as they rolled through the OMHA playdowns en route to the Finals, and won a number of prestigious tournaments throughout the season. Hopes are high that the team will be able to build on this success next year when they move up to the Minor Midget division.

Leah Will to compete in Under-18 curling Nationals ROB STEELE Special to The Standard

It’s not very often a seventeen year old gets the opportunity to represent her Province at a National sporting competition. However, this is exactly what Janetville resident Leah Will will be doing next week when her Listowel based curling team travels to British Columbia to play in the Under-18 Optimist International Curling Championships. Leah plays vice for the Jestyn Murphy team with Riley Sandham at second and Hilary Nuhn at lead. Last February, in her last year of bantams, Team Murphy won the Ontario Curling Association bantam title. They then won a best-of-three series against the Northern Ontario winner to earn the opportunity to represent the Province of Ontario at this championship. The cities of Surrey and Langley play host to this year’s event which starts play on Wednesday, April 2. Team Ontario is in Pool ‘A’ with host British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and a team from Michigan. The top two teams from each pool will move onto the semi-finals. The other pool has teams from Japan and Minnesota.

What a great opportunity for this young team to play against some of the top teams in this country and around the world. The U18’s also have quite an impressive list of players who have been past participants in this event…Rachel Homan, Val Sweeting, Kaitlyn Lawes, and 2014 World Junior Champ Kelsey Rocque. Leah started her promising curling career in the Port Perry Little Rocks program when she was six and then progressed into Bantam curling program until she was about thirteen. This grade twelve I.E. Weldon student in Lindsay is off to Wilfrid Laurier this fall to study Kinesiology and further her curling career with the Golden Hawk curling team. The Ontario Curling Association doesn’t provide any additional funding to help teams cover their travel costs. As a result, the team undertook many fundraising initiatives to help offset their ten thousand dollar team expense.The team wouldn’t have made it without the support of their sponsors Traveler’s Insurance and Craig Harvey. Leah wishes to also thank all the curlers at the Port Perry, Listowel, Mississaugua Golf, and St. Catherine’s Curling Clubs. Good Luck Leah! Super League Finals Set The Deloitte Curling Super League got back on the ice after taking a week off for March Break. All eyes were on the middle two sheets where the two championship semi-finals were being played. In the first game, top-seeded Gus Brown was playing Jude’s Sports Bar & Grill in yet another showdown for the Beaton brothers, Don and Willie. Don’s Gus Brown squad scored one in the first and then stole a single in the second before an unfortunate pick on Willie Beaton’s last rock of the third end led to a steal of two by Gus Brown in the third. Down 4-0 after three ends of play, Jude’s finally got on the scoreboard with a deuce in the fourth. Then momentum looked to change as Jude’s would steal a single in the fifth to only trail by 4-3. However, an end full of missed opportunities to hit and roll behind cover by the Jude’s

squad led to a score of five by Gus Brown in the sixth, as that was enough for Willie and he conceded the match, losing 9-3. In the other semi-final, Lake Scugog Lumber was without regular skip Carol Jackson, so Ron Parish stepped up to skip the team against HUB International’s Rob Larmer. After blanking the first two ends, HUB would settle for the single in the third. Lake Scugog Lumber scored their deuce with hammer in the fourth to take the 2-1 lead. The team would exchange singles before Lake Scugog Lumber stole two in the seventh and then run the HUB foursome out of rocks for the 5-2 victory. Lake Scugog Lumber will now face Gus Brown for the league championships on Thursday night at 7:30pm. In the Consolation event, Port Perry Sign Shop handily beat Lindsay KIA 7-3 and Allen’s Siding came back to beat Scugog Pest Control 7-6 in extra ends. Port Perry Sign Shop and Allen’s Siding will play for the Consolation Finals. Local Senior Mixed Teams at Regionals Ice troubles at the Bayview Curling Club forced last weekend’s Senior Mixed Regionals to be moved to the Oshawa Curling Club. Marg McKnight’s Uxbridge team got off to a great start winning their first game against Mark Inglis from Thornhill. In their next game, Oakville’s Jim Wilson got the better of McKnight knocking her team to the B-Side. Unfortunately, Doug Miller from Tam Heather handed McKnight her second loss and exit from the competition. Port Perry’s Ken Jeffrey lost both his games, losing to Ian MacLellan from Leaside and then their second game to Tam’s Miller. Uxbridge Open House on April 5th Just a reminder to mark your calendars, the Uxbridge Curling Club will be hosting an open house on Saturday, April 5, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. All you need is a clean pair of running shoes and all the great volunteers at the Uxbridge Curling Club will take care of the rest.

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Tyke Predators are on the hunt for a championship tween the pipes to preserve the 3-2 win for the Tyke Predators. The Predators were looking to close out the series on Tuesday, March 25, when the two sides squared off in Peterborough (after The Standard’s press deadline). If needed, Game 3 will be played at 6 p.m., on Thursday, March 27, at Scugog Arena.


The Port Perry Tyke Predators moved one step closer to a Lakeshore League consolation championship last week when they downed Peterborough by a score of 3-2 in Game 1 of the Finals. The teams hit the ice at Scugog Arena on Tuesday, March 18 for Game 1 of the best-of-three series, and the Predators quickly built a 1-0 lead when Darcy Brown banged in a loose puck just over a minute into the action, with Bradley Ropitzky picking up an assist on the play. Throughout the first period, the Predators pressured the Jr. Petes, pinning them down in their own end for much of the opening frame. However, they could not slip another puck past a sharp Jr. Petes netminder despite great offensive zone contributions from Nolan Laird, Carter Crabb, Mason Hancock, Nathan Stapleton and

Nolan Laird (left) and Carter Crabb race for a loose puck during the Port Perry Tyke Predators’ 3-2 victory in Game 1 of their Lakeshore League concolation championship on Tuesday, March 18, at Scugog Arena. If the Predators can’t wrap up the title in Game 2 in Peterborough this Tuesday, Game 3 will be played at Scugog Arena on Thursday, March 27, at 6 p.m. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard Noah Smith. Just 28 seconds into the second period, Peterborough tied the game. But, the Predators would quickly put themselves back in front when Brown netted his second of the night just over two minutes later, as-

sisted by Ropitzky. With just under four minutes to play in the second period, Jace Lusted gave the Predators a 3-1 lead when he scored on a backhand shot that found the back of the net just under the crossbar,

with Jaxen Bradt picking up an assist. Peterborough would close the gap, scoring just over two minutes into the third period to cut Port Perry’s lead to 3-2. However, excellent defensive zone play from

Calum Parry, Parker Stanway Chase Harrison, Luke Marlow, Connor Smith and Benjamin Tuck kept the Peterborough offence at bay, and Port Perry goalie Wade Stanley made a number of sensational saves be-

A healthy outside starts from the inside!

Exciting action in Blackstock hockey playoffs TARA FREW Special to The Standard

The stands were buzzing over the weekend at the Blackstock Arena as day one of playoffs got underway. In the Tyke division, Shagg’s beat Port Perry Dental 8-3. Shagg’s goalie was Nicholas Ormiston. Netting goals for Shagg’s were Jordan King (3), Kailyn Seguin (2), Scott Honey, Adam Goble, and Cameron Cuzzilla, with Cooper Bird (2), Scott Honey (2), Matthew Seeney (2) and Cameron Cuzzilla. adding assists. Port Perry Dental ‘s goalie was Jacob Sider. Tanner Scott (2) and Cameron Hunter scored goals while Calvin Koenig made an assist. In other Tyke division action, Canadian Tire took the win against W.O. Insurance 4-1. Canadian Tire’s goalie was Ian Barkey, with goals scored by Adam Davies (2), Evan

Hussey and Alex Mills. Candian Tire’s assists were from Becca Bailey, Isabella O’Donoghue and Jake Zekveld. W.O. Insurance had Brady McPhail in net. Lucas Braband scored their lone goal, with an assist from Cameron Saller. In Atom division action, Urban Landscape won against Cochrane Tree Service 4-0. Joshua Ormiston was in net for Urban Landscape, and posted the win behind goals from Owen Booker (2), Karrah Mulligan and Carson Nozdryn. Assists for Urban Landscape were by Macy Scarlett and Owen Booker. Cochrane Tree Service had Michael Green between the pipes. In the second Atom game, Low & Low slid in for a win against Buck’s Construx 5-4. Low & Low’s goalie was Scott Leslie, and Davis Winger (2), Jesse Gaudet, Alex Cuzzilla and Shannon

Arney each scored in the winning effort, with Chad Arney and Alex Cuzzilla assisting. Buck’s Construx goalie was Andrew McKay. Goals for Buck’s Construx were from Owen Seguin (3) and Simon Peters. Assists for Low &Low were by Kyler Cavan and Owen Seguin. Red Ribbon Restaurant beat Practicar 3-2 in the Peewee division.

Red Ribbon Restaurant had Darren Bell in net, and Owen Silcock (2), and Tyler Murray scored goals to lead Red Ribbon to victory. Assists for Red Ribbon were by Hannah Buchanan, Lane Horton and Nathan McLennan. Practicar’s goalie was Owen Maisonneuve, with Troy Larmer scoring both goals for Practicar. Omnific Design took

the win against Luchka Float 2-1 in Bantam/ Midget division action. Omnific Design’s goalie was Mitchel White, and Nathan Silcock and Clay Larmer scored, while Mackenzie Mercier assisted. Connor Owttrim tended goal for Luchka Float, and their lone goal came from Corbin Davis-Turnbull scored, with Ryan McCourt assisting.


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Paul Martin selected as next DRPS Chief “Classical Egyptian Style” • Excellent exercise • All ages - all body types • Improve coordination • Pure fun!

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NORTH DURHAM: The Durham Regional Police Services Board is pleased to announce that Durham Regional Police Deputy Chief Paul Martin has been selected as the next Chief of Police. Chief Designate Martin will replace Chief Ewles, who is retiring, and will assume his new role effective May 31. “Chief Designate Martin has consistently demonstrated that he has the experience, the skills and the commitment to lead the Durham Regional Police to new levels of innovation and excellence in policing,” said the Chair of the Board, Roger Anderson. “We embarked on this process looking far and wide for exceptional candidates right across the country. We are very pleased

that we found the best right here at home in Durham Region.” Chief Designate Martin has lived in Durham Region since his early childhood. He attended Eastdale Collegiate in Oshawa and recently completed the requirements for a Masters of Arts Degree in Leadership from Royal Roads University. Chief Designate Martin joined the DRPS in 1990, and has contributed in a variety of operational and administrative units, including Tactical Support, Nuclear Security and Human Resources. Aside from his duties with DRPS, he is an active volunteer in the community, coaching youth sports and serving on the Board of Directors of the John Howard Society of Durham Region and as past President of the

Durham Children’s Aid Society. Chief Designate Martin is married to Darby and they have two children, Maci and Miller. “I am humbled and honoured to have been chosen by the Board to fulfill the responsibilities of Chief of Police of our outstanding Police Service,” stated Chief Designate Martin. “Our organization’s successes are owed entirely to the quality of our employees, and it is a profound privilege to assume the command of such a talented and dedicated membership. My top priority is to work with our members and our community safety partners to ensure that we deliver excellent and accountable police services that continue to earn the confidence and respect of our citizens.”

Laugh a lot at Spamalot, opens Thursday HOWARD LINSCOTT Special to The Standard

Joanna Jones 80th Birthday Party

Come celebrate Joanna’s birthday on Saturday March 29th at the Community Nursing Home at 15941 Simcoe St. Port Perry from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm. Best Wishes Only

Happy 90th Dalton!

Our Dad, a 1924 model, is turning 90 on March 27. Please give Dalton a phone call (985 4991) or drop by his room (316) to wish him a Happy Birthday and share some stories with him. - The Dorrell Girls

They’re getting hitched!

The families of

Cori Barnes & Aaron Fox are pleased to announce the engagement of this amazing couple. The wedding will take place on the 23rd of August, 2014.

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The legendary King Arthur was a man of stoic virtue, able to inspire the fierce loyalty of the courageous Knights of the Round Table as he leads them on their heroic quest for the Holy Grail. His Camelot existed in a halcyon period in medieval England, a golden age where men lived lives of noble chivalry, and women were the embodiment of gentle virtue. Yeah, right. Spamalot, opening tonight at Town Hall 1873, is none of these things – thank heavens! Rather it is an irreverent romp through the Arthurian legend and the middle ages. Spamalot bludgeons the story of King Arthur, taking on the legend of the Lady in the Lake, the sword of Excalibur, manly virtue and the art of knightly combat, and the legitimacy of noble quests, to name a few. It makes us laugh at our notions of the historical past: the divine right of kings, the ravages of the plague, the animosity between France and England, and God Himself. But Spamalot goes beyond even that, if such a thing is possible. It lampoons the conventions of musical theatre itself – notions such as the fourth wall, the egos of actors, musical and lyrical profundity, continuity of plot, traditional romance, and the inevitability of happy endings. Mostly, it’s as funny as heck. Prepare to leave all your expectations of a peaceful evening of musical theatre at home. Director Dave Ellis is a familiar face to theatregoers in Durham. Working this time with The Scugog Choral Society and the Town Hall Players,

Patsy (Bill McKee), Sir Robin (Derek Mereweather) and David Scott acted out the popular ‘Cow-tapult’ scene from Monty Python’s Spamalot, during Scugog BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard Choral Society’s dress rehearsal, earlier this month. Dave enjoys the challenge best tradition of sketch fine, resonant baritone of directing musicals. But comedy, the players each voices to great effect, playthis time he wanted to try take on numerous roles, ing their parts with earnest “something completely no doubt gaining much of sincerity, making them different.” Monty Python’s their inspiration from their all the funnier. Matching Spamalot, “lovingly ripped frequent and funny costume them in every measure, off from the motion pic- changes. The Knights of musical and comedic, is ture Monty Python and the Round Table are Derek Georgia Grant as the Lady the Holy Grail” is certainly Mereweather as Robin, Don of the Lake. Her gorgeous that. Python fans and new- Coverly as Sir Lancelot, Dale voice will be a take-home comers to their unique Woitte as Sir Galahad, and memory for all. brand of comedy will both John Fitzgerald as Sir BedeWhen it comes to musifind much to enjoy. More vere. Look for Kyle Dickie in cal accompaniment, “live” than other musicals, Spa- a number of very funny sup- is the only way to go, and malot requires the co-or- porting roles. The talented we are very lucky to have a dinated efforts of many and atypical chorus is clever- pit orchestra assembled for skilled people behind the ly mobilised in this show and this show. They interact discenes. Assisting Dave greatly enhances the fun, rectly with the players, and are music director Jackie sometimes commenting on double on a number of inCrawford, choreographer the action, and sometimes struments, including violin, Jasmin Reville, stage man- becoming the action itself. alto saxophone, flute, accorager Susan Ellis, sound Again, frequent changes of dion, trumpet, piano and and tech person Shanna costume and wigs ramp up drum kit. Among the musiTaillon, set designer Andre the hilarity. The chorus are cal numbers are favourites Grander, properties expert Carley Churchill, Hayley of every Python fan such as Kailey Bryant, costume di- Claus, Alexandra Hines, Lee “Always Look on the Bright rector Brigitte Carter, and Laycoe, Alice Lee, and Pat Side of Life,” “I’m Not Dead makeup artist Justine Scott. Chamberlain. Yet,” and “Find Your Grail.” Further behind the scenes, The towering presence Spamalot runs from but no less important, are of King Arthur is conveyed Thursday, March 27 to publicity pro Liz Austin and with relentless resolve by Saturday, April 6 at Town producer Judy Anderson. Darren Klingenberg. His Hall 1873. For details of Spamalot demands a faithful sidekick (and the times and prices, call the lot of its cast – all must provider of cocoanut horse box office at 905-985be singers, actors, danc- clomps) is Patsy, played by 8181, or go on-line at www. ers, and comedians. In the Bill McKee. Both use their

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ARIES (March 20-April 19): Happy Birthday Aries! The Spring Equinox introduced a new and exciting year ahead. Concentrate on your personal needs and define the new you that is emerging. Project yourself with confidence.

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TAURUS (April 19-May 20): Find your power spot and soak up the healing waters of life. Attend a retreat, spend a weekend at a cottage, or relax with a good book. Meditate and get in touch with the angel who lives on your shoulder.

GEMINI (May 20-June 21):You will grow through participating with others in an effort to create a better society. You could be recognized for the work you do in the community. Attend networking events.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your standing and reputation in the community are spotlighted and the public strokes your ego. Your efforts of the past nine months have put you in a powerful position. At work, a promotion is entirely possible. 6 Hang about 7 Cheese from France 8 Software purchaser 9 RAZR manufacturer 10 Open without a corkscrew 11 In short order 12 Sweeping story 13 Russo of “The Thomas Crown Affair” 21 Filthy ___ (illicit gain) 22 Sixth-day creation 25 Musical speed 26 Excluding nothing 27 Penned in, like pigs

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LEO (July 22-Aug. 22): Break away from your everyday routine and learn something new. Attend a business seminar or conference. Interact with people from different cultures and countries.

VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 22): Money is power and you will grow through the proper use of funds. The spotlight is on joint finances – whether with your partner, the bank or the tax man. Put tax papers in order and get ready to file by the end of April.

LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 23): Do not go it alone, work within the framework of co-operation. Make an extra effort to create a better relationship with your spouse or business partner. Set up an appointment with a lawyer. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 22): Examine and upgrade your work skills to improve your efficiency. Re-schedule daily routines to make better use of your time. Balance work demands with your health. Eat right, get regular exercise and plenty of sleep.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Since you shine through romance and play, you are free to be yourself in the most childlike way. It is the child within who is creative and believes all things are possible. Participate in fun activities. CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 19): A good time to do home repairs, give your favourite room a new coat of paint Clean up the clutter and have a yard sale. Find better ways to utilize the energies in your house. Enjoy and take pride in your home. AQUARIUS (Jan. 19-Feb. 19): Scan the Internet, watch the news, find out who is doing what with whom. If you own a business, start an advertising campaign. Buy a new car or clean the one you have. Slow down on the road.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Buy yourself something nice, something that makes you feel good. Are you using your talents and abilities in a job you really enjoy? If your work is not fulfilling, look for a job that better suits your vocational needs.

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The family of Marie Keeso would like to thank family and friends for all their support and love given to our mother and to us during the time of her illness, at her funeral and after. A special thank you Dr. Smith and all the Staff at Community Care Port Perry for their exceptional care. Thanks also to Rev. Peter Lackmanec and Rev. Msgr. Brad Massman for officiating at the Funeral Mass. We must also thank Craig and Christine McLaren for the beautiful music, the Catholic Women’s League for the Reception. A special thank you to Wagg Funeral Home.



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The Standard Regan Laframboise and Marg Causten were two of the many shoppers and patrons who visited the Friends of the Uxbridge Public Library Book Sale on Saturday, March 22. The Book Sale has been run bi-annually for the past 11 years, and proceeds are donated directly to the library. BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard

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their investigate into the accident, to determine if speed and alcohol were factors in the collision.

Fowl issue at Uxbridge council DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

UXBRIDGE: A pair of young ladies made a presentation to council on the evening of Monday, March 24, hoping to make keeping fowl fair within the urban area of Uxbridge. Lily Cole and Fiona Wride appeared before

councillors to request a change to a local by-law that would see residents able to keep a maximum of four chickens on their property. Councillors were receptive to the presentation, and unanimously supported a motion from ward 3 Councillor Pat Mikuse for

the by-law department to review the existing by-law, following the lead of several North American cities that have recently opened up restrictions on keeping fowl within urban areas. “Four chickens make a lot less noise than four dogs,” added Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor.


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The Standard is calling all aspiring young authors in the community to take part in a new contest. As part of The Standard’s first annual ‘Youth Creative Writing Extravaganza’ local residents age 18-and-under are asked to submit a short fiction story - under 500 words Grand Prize winner receiving a Sony e-reader, as well as having their work appear

on the pages in an upcoming edition of The Standard. The contest is open until 5 p.m., on Friday, April 18, and entries can be submitted to: The Standard, 94A Water St. Port Perry ON L9L 1J2 OR

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LIONS FOR BREAKFAST: Uxbridge Lions Club members Harold Graves (left) and Larry Peet are all set for the Lions Club’s annual pancake breakfast, taking place at the Uxbridge Arena Hall on Saturday, March 29, from 7:30 a.m., until noon. The cost of a delicious breakfast is $6 for adults, and $4 for kids, with all proceeds to youth hockey and other community initiatives. The Lions are always seeking new members, and if you are interested in serving alongside the Lions, please contact Larry at 905-852-1795. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

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Tips for buying that first home For most Canadians, the purchase of their first house is a major milestone. It ‘s a chance to become a home owner. It’s also an important financial investment that likely means assuming a mortgage for the first time. First-time buyers often have a wish list of features for their first home. Mortgages too have features, and putting together a wish list of mortgage options can save you money. It’s more than shopping around for the best interest rate. To figure out your best mortgage options you should first consider the future needs for your family. Are you making a commitment for many years, or is this a temporary purchase that may change as your needs evolve? You also need to determine the amount you can pay as a down payment and the amount of the monthly mortgage payments you can afford to make. Put together a realistic budget, allowing for the additional expenses that you will make when you buy the house, such as closing fees and moving costs. And be sure to consider the ongoing expenses of home ownership, including annual property taxes, maintenance costs, as well as insurance costs, and leave a margin for possible increases in interest rates. Did you know that you can get a free copy of your

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