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Springwater News • Apr. 26, 2012 Edition 363 • Tel: 705.322.2249

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Highlights of the 47th Annual Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival

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Although the sap was not running, many people visited Greenlaw’s and Lalonde’s Sugar Shacks located on Flos Road 8 East. Although the producers did not have a great year (50%80%), syrup was available.

Pancake Eating Contest Winner - Six time champion Springwater firefighter James Doan

There were to be 200 exhibitors on EMSF Day. When it started out cold, and apparently it was raining near Barrie, it is suspected a few did not brave the elements. But the day was dry in Elmvale, albeit not 20 degrees out, but the crowd was steady - coming and going - whereas on a warm day, they come and stay making it appear there were more people. One exhibitor told us that he sold exactly the same this year as last. Above, Lion Terry Coram sells tickets on the July 1 Corvette Draw.

Miss Amber welcomed people to the Festival

Men's Log sawing contest  Dan McLean Springwater Deputy Mayor and Rick Webster Springwater Councillor  Ladies Log Sawing Karen Todd (Springwater Firefighter) and Leslie French

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North of 50, Al Beardsall and his crew entertaining in the Pancake House The Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival is fundraising event whose proceeds support projects which contribute to the physical, intellect, cultural, emotional and spiritual well being of the community., If you or your group has a project in mind which coincides with the above MISSION STATEMENT, send a letter to the EMSF.

Invasive Species • Garlic Mustard Big Pull - Eradication Days

Sat/Sun • June 16/17 • 9:30-noon Pat (705) 361 2637 • Kate (705) 322 2545 Garlic Mustard is a nasty invasive weed now gaining foothold in Tiny Township. Its roots produce chemicals that inhibit the growth of native plants which results in the growth of ONLY Garlic Mustard. It flourishes in many habitats - forest floors, meadows as well as in sand, clay or loam soils.

It's that time of year again for the annual EDHS Day. For those of you who are new to the community or who just need a refresher as to what the day is about, here is a brief description. EDHS Day is in its 33rd year and was originally created by a former teacher of EDHS, Mr. Robert Barnstaple. The objective was to create a day where the high school students had an opportunity to give back to the community. They could do so by completing small jobs that were needed at peoples' homes and or businesses. These jobs may have included washing windows, painting fences, planting flowers, sweeping/mopping floors, a general clean up of the area, and so much more! The graduating students will be holding the Annual Free Car Wash at the Currie Building (next to McDonald’s) So

if you haven’t done so yet, it is time to get that winter salt and sand off of your vehicle. Elmvale District High School’s staff and students feel very much a part of this community and have a lot of pride for the area itself and the people in it. The students look forward to giving back and have a lot of fun doing so each year. Job forms are being delivered throughout the community the week of April 16th to the 20th. The cut-off date for job submissions will be Monday, April 30th. These forms can be handed into the Guidance Office at the high school or faxed (705-322-3714) care of Sue Kazienko. We look forward to seeing you on May 9th.

Garlic mustard - a herb introduced by pioneers, now an invasive plant. Other names: Alliaria petiolata, hedge garlic, sauce-alone, jack-by-the-hedge, poor man’s mustard, jack-in-the-bush, garlic root, garlicwort, mustard root Spreads by: Seeds only. Seeds can remain viable in the soil for up to 5 years. Each plant will produce between 150 and 850 seeds per plant. May be confused with: Several white-flowered native plants, including toothworts (Dentaria), sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii), and early saxifrage (Saxifraga virginica).

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Editor’s Musings Ocassionally, I am sent a notice of an impending inquest into the death of someone. Probably, in the vicinity of a year ago, we received notice of the Douglas Minty inquest. Quite recently, I received two notices of pending inquests in two days. While on the government website, I sent a querey as to how many inquests are pending, how soon an inquest is held after a notice has been made and the status of the Douglas Minty inquest. They replied through Log MC2012-1487 Dear Mr. Jacobs:                                                                                                          Thank you for your interest in the Inquest Unit of the Office of the Chief Coroner (OCC). I acknowledge your general questions and comments and I have provided the responses as below. 1.  The number of inquests on the docket, or officially scheduled by the OCC, can be found on the Death Investigations Website. The Schedule also provides links to the official news releases for each scheduled inquest.  The chronological list of news releases for the Office of the Chief Coroner can also be accessed on the Death Investigation Website.  The Websites are located at: h t t p : / / w w w. m c s c s . j u s . g o v. o n . c a / e n g l i s h / DeathInvestigations/office_coroner/ScheduleofInquests/ OCC_schedule.html h t t p : / / w w w. m c s c s . j u s . g o v. o n . c a / e n g l i s h / DeathInvestigations/NewsReleases/death_invest_NR.html 2.   The time between the announcement of an inquest and the commencement of the inquest is variable.  The reason that definitive time lines cannot be established is that confirming a start date for an inquest is dependent on many factors such as, the availability of the presiding coroner and crown counsel, and the coordination of the respective schedules of all of the participants and parties with standing including their legal representatives.  The availability of an appropriate courtroom for a particular inquest in a designated region must also be taken into consideration. 3.  The Inquest Schedule is posted as per the response for question 1. above. 4.  The details of the Douglas Minty inquest have not to date been confirmed.  Upon receipt of the confirmed details, the Inquest Unit will post  a news release which can be located on the OCC News Releases Website as indicated in response 1. above. I trust the above information is of assistance to you. Regards, Doris Hildebrandt A/Executive Officer Inquests and Special Projects Office of the Chief Coroner There are 26 Inquests announced as of April 3rd, the last date this site had been updated, There have been 3 announced since then. With the 29 pending, 10 have dates. This leads me into the temporary closing of the Midland OPP detachment. Any press releases from the OPP did not give the exact details. But another newspaper in our area did some investigating, and by word of mouth and Facebook, most people know what happened. One of the reasons for the moratorium on the announcement bordered around the suggestion of a mental

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illness. Following along on the assumptions of the other paper, if someone takes his own life, most of agree there is a problem that has not been treated properly. And if that person has access to a gun, and a nervous public reads about unnecessary deaths caused by a crazed gunman, one can wonder about the capabilities of our police forces to diagnose any problems...but as far as I know, never has a single rogue officer committed the inexplicable. Whether a press release is pending, we do not know. But if the suggestions of what happened are true, and had this not been an officer of the law, we may have expected numerous press conferences and press releases. So one might wonder if there is one way for the police and another for the public? The Provincial Liberals blinked. Instead of being stubborn and challenging the NDP to dethrone the 7 month old government, we now have a temporary (Taxes where temporary way back in 1917) NDP tax on the rich which will help pay down the deficit and help welfare recipients out. I would say the NDP came out as the winners. The Conservatives turned down the budget before they had even read it. They could possibly have negotiated something if they wanted to cooperate or collaborate with the government but that is not the way politics works anymore. The Conservatives are the LOSERS. Articles can be dropped off, mailed, faxed and/or e-mailed to the above address or left in the Elmvale Library ‘Drop Box’ 24 hours a day. THE NEXT PAPER will be on May 10, 2012. Articles are on a first come basis by noon May 7th, 2012. Publications Mail Contract No. 1443739. Unaddressed Admail No. 3684814. The paper is printed by Master Web Inc. Missisauga Springwater News is produced every two weeks and delivered by Canada Post and available at newsstands throughout the areas mentioned below. The opinions expressed in articles contributed by interested parties and through the ‘Letters to the Editor’ do not necessarily reflect the opinion of this newspaper and/or the editor. The editor reserves the right to edit all submitted articles or letters for clarity and space or to avoid obscenity, libel or invasion of privacy. All contributions must have the writer’s full name, address and telephone number for verification. Copyrights are claimed on all original articles.

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My Alberta reporter, a kid I fathered some 42 years ago, suggested that the Wildroses were going all the way. Tim lives with three of my most prized people - his wife Jessie and their boys Ethan 9 and Sean 8 - in Cochrane. In Tim’s riding of Banff-Cochrane, which includes such prestigious places as Lake Louise and Canmore, the vote went to a PC, Ron Casey, who got 6632 votes to the Wildrose 5933. Today, the polsters in Alberta are wondering how they got it so wrong and coming up with all kinds of excuses. CMCA I liked the Wildrose leaders suggestions that she, Danielle AUDITED Smith, was going to allow free votes. When one of the candidates suggested he was a better promote some more intelligent workmanship down the road - rather than the kindergarten mentality candidate because he was Caucasian, she left it to the people to decide. He was Fast, Reliable and Honest Service we have now. 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All human scams060206.htm progress, even in morals, has been the work of men who For the early part of Canadian history most federal have doubted the current moral values, not of men who have whooped them up and tried to enforce them. The truly government revenue came from tariffs on trade with excise civilized man is always skeptical and tolerant, in this field taxes making up the rest of the government’s funding. The as in all others. His culture is based on “I am not too sure.” largest source of provincial funding was licenses, permits, and transfers of funds from the federal government. The -H.L. Mencken, writer, editor, and critic (1880-1956) Someday, someone will look back at our voting system first corporate taxes were introduced at the end of the (after electoral reform) and talk about how primitive we nineteenth century. A crisis developed during the Great Depression because were. With 34.3% of the vote, the Wildrose Party gets 17 seats while the PCs, with less than 10% more get 61 seats. the provinces were responsible for skyrocketing welfare No doubt with the inability of our present parties to work costs, but could not raise enough revenue since the taxes with each other, there would be a lot of chaos but it might permitted to the provinces were so dependent on the health of the economy. The federal government still had Crushed Gravel, Backhoe, Bulldozing, Water considerable revenues, however, which resulted in a system Hauling, Screened Top Soil, Custom Crushing of transfer payments between the two levels of government. The transfer payments are still in place today. The First World War had mostly been financed by traditional means, but in 1917, a tax on income was introduced as a Construction Ltd. temporary measure to fund the war. 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County of Simcoe Blue Grew campaign in full swing

Blue is bigger in Simcoe County. As part of the County’s Blue Grew campaign, Simcoe County has added a number of new plastic materials to its list of recyclable items, and to make room, the blue boxes themselves have grown by 30 per cent. Some residents have already received their new 83-litre recycling boxes; however, total distribution should take a little more than a month to complete. New items now accepted include rigid plastic household containers and lids marked 1 through 7, the plastic clamshell packaging frequently used to contain baked goods and produce, clean plastic plant pots and trays, small yogurt and pudding cups, and the lids from take-out coffee cups. Data indicates, on average, the current recycling containers in the County are full or very close to full when placed out for collection. Since some residents dispose of their recyclables in the garbage when their recycling bin is full, the move to provide larger blue boxes is expected to divert more recyclables from landfill. “We were fortunate to have obtained some significant funding from the Continuous Improvement Fund to offset the cost of the larger blue boxes,” said Cal Patterson, County of Simcoe Warden. The Continuous Improvement Fund is mandated to help Ontario municipalities to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of blue box recycling programs. “The County continues to develop new programs to divert materials from landfill, including programs for the recycling of mattresses, box springs, and textiles, all of which were recently implemented at County waste management facilities.” The addition of new plastics to the program necessitates increased storage but keep in mind, the County’s recycling program remains a two-stream system, meaning paper fibres must be separated from the containers stream, and residents are asked to use the larger blue box only for containers, not for paper. Residents and members of the media will continue to be well informed throughout the Blue Grew campaign. The County will be promoting this exciting endeavour on a number of media platforms, as well as delivering comprehensive information packages with your new blue boxes. Those looking for more information are asked to visit the County’s website at or call the customer services centre at 705-735-6901 or toll free at 1-800-263-3199.  The County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at "A helping word to one in trouble is like a switch in a railroad inch between wreck and smooth, rolling prosperity." -- Henry Ward Beecher

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Happy Birthday wishes go out to Fenton Archer, Roslande Maurice, Nancy Hamelin, Ted Ross, and Kim Maheu celebrating in April. Early May birthday wishes go out to Paulette Stott, Jeanne Webb, Charlotte Swan, Melissa Peterson and Chris Stephenson. Bid Euchre is every Friday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. in the church basement. Light lunch and prizes. $2 per person. Winners from April 13th were: 1st Joan Henry, 2nd Ken Dawe, 3rd Rose Balcom. Winners from April 20th were: 1st Pat Thomas, 2nd Murray Bunn, 3rd Ed Patterson. Everyone welcome. Congratulations to Tony and Stephanie Withall from Mississauga on the birth of a baby girl Emma Katherine, born on April 20th weighing 8 lbs. 20 oz. Happy grandparents are Monty and Joanne Johnston and Ross and Carol Withall. The next Youth Group is on Friday May 4th at the church. There are still spaghetti dinner tickets available at the Jug City or from any church member. The price is $10 for adults and $5 for children with two sittings (5 and 6 p.m.). Come out and enjoy spaghetti and home fries. Date: Saturday May 5th. Wye Woman’s Wellness Weekend from May 11-13 at $150 for women only, includes lodging, meals, naturopath seminar, gardening, interior design, cooking seminars, self defense, massage, pedicure, manicure, zumba, boot camp, yoga, drumming, and dance party. Pre register by phone 705-322-0579 or 1-800-884-9736 information@wildfire. (Wildfire Outdoor Education Centre) 69 Con. 4 E. Wyevale ON. Time: Friday 7 p.m. until noon Sunday. Payment deadline April 30th. Register early. Anyone with news items for the paper, please call me and leave a message at 705-527-5274.

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Ontario had 10 wind turbines in 2003 and we have over one thousand today. Since 2009, Ontario has attracted more than $27 billion in private-sector investment in the renewable energy sector, with more than 30 businesses announcing plans to manufacture parts for ours and the world's solar and wind industries. So far, Ontario's green energy initiatives have helped create more than 20,000 jobs. In 2011, Ontario for the first time produced more energy from wind and solar than from coal. Rodney Dangerfield, the comedian and actor, died in 2004 from complications following heart surgery at age 82. A master of self-deprecating one-liners, his epitaph reads "There goes the neighborhood."

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Grenfel & Centre Vespra News

with Kathy Stunden-Hall 735-9423 or GOOD HOME COOKING Don’t forget the Grenfel United Church Roast Beef Dinner coming up Saturday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and 7 for children under 10. Tickets are available at the door. JEWELS OF THE COUNTY I have been a bird and nature lover all of my life. I have always thought I’d like to go to Point Pelee but there seem to be plenty of bird haunts in Simcoe County to keep me busy. All I normally have to do is step outside my door to see about 60 to 70 different types of birds – and those are just the ones I can identify. Some birds are difficult to differentiate, such as the many distinct kinds of sparrows, warblers and finches. Since I prefer to stay on land, I have never had much exposure to water birds. I can identify Canada Geese with ease and I used to see lots of wood ducks and mallards along Lover’s Creek. I have seen my fair share of Blue Herons around here too, thanks to our proximity to the Minesing Wetlands. We often go over to MacKinnon to see the water birds at that end of the Minesing Swamp. Last year, we discovered a new place to hike and see lots of birds. The Tiny Marsh, a little north of Elmvale, is one of the county’s hidden jewels. On a cold April Saturday the marsh was just teeming with birds. There had to have been hundreds of Canada geese flying into the marsh on that day. They made such a racket we wondered how any other waterfowl could settle there. But they surely did. Several flocks of Mallards managed to light on the water at the same time as the hordes of geese. We also saw some ducks that were totally unfamiliar to us. Next time we visit the marsh, we will do so with both binoculars and bird books in hand. We saw fowl which we think were either the Ring Necked Duck or a Greater Scaup. We didn’t get a close enough look to check for the distinguishing markings that would help to identify the exact bird. One pair of birds that seemed to follow us around was a couple of Common Terns. They escorted us all the way down the longest dyke. I think they were likely trying to protect their nests. We also encountered some of the beautiful Trumpeter Swans which we have seen up at the Wye Marsh. One bird that puzzled us was the big brown American Bittern. Its tawny stripes help the Bittern blend in with the reeds; we only saw the two of them when they flew out of the water ahead of us. They are relatives of herons and that’s evident by the way you can see their long legs tucked up underneath them in flight. Saturday, we were able to combine our trip to the marsh with a visit to the Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival to fill our annual family syrup order, and a stop at the LePage fish store in Lafontaine to replenish our freezer. The Tiny Marsh is one of the Ontario’s birding hot spots according to one of our bird books. You can truly see why, during a spring visit. Other hot spots listed in our area are Matchedash Bay and, just outside Simcoe County, the Carden Plain. Those will be nice day trips for other days. *** Please send your birthdays, anniversaries, new items and ideas for the Grenfel and Centre Vespra News. Kathy Stunden-Hall may be reached at 735-9423 or by e-mail at .


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Midhurst/April 24, 2012 – The County’s new waste collection contract saves dollars and makes sense. County Council today approved a new waste collection contract with BFI Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. The company operates in markets across Canada and the United States, and is the third largest solid waste management company in North America. The contract to provide garbage, organics, and recycling collection services to approximately 137,000 locations in the County is worth $10.6 million dollars annually, representing a savings of 21 per cent from the 2012 budgeted collection cost of $13.3 million. The contract is slated to commence April 1, 2013. BFI Canada’s proposal, selected from a total of nine proposals received through an extensive procurement and evaluation process, included the implementation of a brand new fleet of collection trucks that are fuelled by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and utilize a number of new technologies in fleet management and tracking, which will enhance response to customer service inquiries.  “The use of CNG-fuelled engines demonstrates a real commitment to the environment, as they create considerably fewer greenhouse gases and run quieter than diesel,” said County Warden Cal Patterson. “That, combined with the fact this contract will save significant dollars, makes it a win-win situation for the County of Simcoe and its residents.” Natural gas is the most plentiful alternative fuel available in North America and is considered one of the cleanest alternative fuels available today, significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions when compared with diesel

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Angels with Backpacks member Donna Gaupholm, right, received a cheque for $1000 from Britt McKerrow of the Midland Rotary Club. This generous donation will go towards filling and distributing backpacks containing clothing, hygiene products and other essential items for homeless people in the Midland area. For more information please contact Mary Nason 705 361 1018.

Local drummer to host music camp

Simcoe County’s Johnny Marrocco may not be a household name, but many of the area’s younger students are familiar with his music and think he’s great! He has been teaching drumming skills to students for some time now; his next drumming workshop clinic will be with the kindergarten to grade 3 students at Canadian Martyrs Catholic School in Penetanguishene. Outside of the school system, Marrocco teaches privately, from beginners to professional players who need to work on specific techniques. Marrocco has also been hosting rock music camps since 2003. The day-camps offer much more than drumming instruction. Camp also offers guitar and piano workshops and each day contains physical activity, making for a well-rounded experience. Marrocco has half a dozen or so qualified assistants helping him out; from trained professionals to advanced students. Recommended ages for camp participants is from 7 to 16 years of age. The camp handles 30 students at a time. Marrocco maintains a very positive atmosphere encouraging all students regardless of their level of ability. The camp wraps up with an all-important opportunity to perform for an audience. Sometimes that audience can be up to 300, including friends and family of the participants. It’s not unusual for new participants to want to come back the next year. This year’s Rock Music Camp runs from Monday, August 6 to Friday, August 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration runs to May 30th. Currently Marrocco is busy working with Mike Boguski, Chris Taggart, Mark Butcher and Sean Bourke getting things together for their second album. Marrocco also heads up his own duo Decades Music. This combo includes Dennis Partrick on vocals. Partrick has been featured on CBC radio highlighting his songwriting skills. The pair can be found performing all over Simcoe County, offering top hits from the past 5 decades. As if all this is not enough to keep Marrocco busy, he has been developing an online system of lessons. They are called Just Go For it Online drum lessons at Not only is this a good option for those who are intimidated by one-on-one lessons, “It’s great for people who don’t want to travel” says Marrocco. Help is available through email or Facebook if needed. This option has been in the design stage for a couple of years and has just been launched this month. Marrocco describes it as “A logical learning sequence for drums”. As with in-person lessons and the rock camp, music theory is involved, but he insists on keeping the learning fun. In some cases, the theory is hiding in the practical process, “You don’t even know you’re learning theory” he says. To keep up with where this energetic local musician is performing and enjoy an evening of recent musical memories with Decade, visit this web Story by Don Beaulieu

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Huronia Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic

In accordance with the Municipal Act, notice was mailed to commercial property owners that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Springwater, at its meeting to be held on Tuesday May 22, 2012, (Tuesday due to Victoria Day holiday) may adopt a by-law which would establish an Elmvale Business Improvement Area (BIA).

Wednesday May 2 Hillsdale Recreation Service Board 7:00 pm, Hillsdale Community Hall

The Huronia Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to provide access to primary healthcare for residents of Oro-Medonte, Severn, Springwater and Tay Townships. The clinic officially opened its doors in January 2012. Patients have access to care through a Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner. The team includes a registered nurse, a pharmacist, a dietitian, two collaborative physicians and administrative staff. The team will grow over the coming year to include another nurse, a social worker and additional support staff. The clinic will see up to 3,200 patients once fully staffed and operational. The clinic is located on Line 4 North just south of the Horseshoe Valley Road. Members of the four townships that are looking for a primary care provider may call or contact Health Care Connect at 1- 800- 445- 1822 or healthcareconnect in order to register with the clinic.

SPRING BUILDING TIPS It’s that time of year again! The snow is melting, the sap is running and it’s time to start thinking about how you might want to take better advantage of your outdoor space. Perhaps you would like to build a deck, install a pool, build a garden shed or gazebo. Permits may be required for these projects and we have developed guides to help you get started. Please read our “Tips and Tricks” for some of these projects appearing in upcoming issues of the Springwater Link. This week’s “Tips and Tricks” include some not so trivial information about building a deck. Please take our deck quiz. Answer true or false to these few statements. Are the following statements true or false? 1. A building permit may be required to construct a wood deck. T or F 2. A building permit is not required if you construct the deck on floating deck blocks. T or F 3. A building permit is not required if the deck is less than 2 ft (.6m) above grade. T or F 4. A building permit is not required if the deck is not attached to a house. T or F 5. All products available in Canadian stores (eg. pre-manufactured railing, guard systems, composite decking etc.) are approved for use in Ontario. T or F All wood decks – regardless of height or footing types – that are constructed adjacent to a building, will require a building permit. Look before you leap! Beware of pre-manufactured elements, such as glass, plastic or metal panels and ballisters, typically designed for use in the construction of decks. Be sure to find out whether the products have been approved for use in Ontario before you purchase them. Acceptable products will include a Building Material Evaluation Committee (BMEC), Canadian Construction Material Centre (CCMC) certification or other approval from an Ontario professional engineer. We have developed a guide to help you with your deck project. It is available at the Township Administration Centre or on our website at buildingpermits/ Click on “Policies and Guides” to get you one step closer to enjoying your new deck. If you have any questions, contact us at or call us at 705-728-4784 Ext 2017.

Notice was served via registered mail on all property owners within the proposed BIA boundary area that pay commercial property taxes. If the bylaw is approved, an Elmvale BIA would be created and commercial property owners or their tenants would be obligated to pay a special BIA levy. Details of the proposed BIA can be viewed at

MUNICIPAL CULTURAL PLAN The Township of Springwater is very excited to be making progress in the development of its first Cultural Plan! What is a cultural plan? A cultural plan identifies the many cultural resources the Township has and seeks to promote these assets to promote economic development and quality of life in our community. Many people don’t realize that their business is a cultural business, and the following are all considered cultural resources:  Creative cultural industries such as publishers, design companies, commercial art galleries, cultural occupations such as musicians, writers, cultural managers, architects and photographers  Museums, art galleries, libraries and archives  Festivals and events  Community art groups, historical societies, institutions  Natural heritage such as parks and zoos  And even stories, customs and ceremonies! Please take a moment to fill out our brief survey regarding the Cultural Plan. Have your say and tell us how we can improve and promote our local culture! For more information on the Springwater Cultural Plan please visit:

CALL TO ARTISTS! The Farmers’ Market Committee is excited to announce the 2012 Banner Art Contest! The Committee has 6 street post banners to be painted by local community members. Artists will be given an honorarium of $50 each, and will be promoted in future advertising for the project! For details and proposal form, visit the Farmers’ Market webpage at Or, call Bob Simmons at 705-322-1715.

RECREATION NEWS Springwater has all sorts of different recreation programs whether you’re interested in CRAFTING (ages 6 - 8) or INDOOR BASEBALL (ages 6 - 10), there’s lots to do, and still time to register! Call 705-728-4784 for more information!

Plant during the Spring or Fall when the watering requirements are lower.

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Thursday May 3 Phelpston Recreation Service Board 7:00 pm, Valender Park Monday May 7 Council Meeting 5:30 pm, Township Administration Centre Tuesday May 8 Elmvale Recreation Service Board 5:00 pm, Knox Building, 35 Queen St. W., Elmvale Tuesday May 8 Grenfel Recreation Service Board 7:30 pm, Grenfel Community Hall Thursday May 10 Library Board 7:00 pm, Elmvale Branch, 50 Queen St. W. Tuesday May 15 Minesing Recreation Service Board 7:00 pm, Minesing Community Hall Wednesday May 16 Recreation Advisory Committee (RAC) 7:00 pm, Township Administration Centre Thursday May 17 Springwater Community Policing Committee 7:30 pm, Minesing Fire Hall, 2303 Ronald Rd.

SPRINGWATER HEALTH SERVICES The Springwater Health Services Centre is a partnership between the Township of Springwater and the North Simcoe Family Health Team (NSFHT) and offers services, on an as needed basis, of Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Dieticians, and Diabetes Educators one day a week, and a Physician one day a month, as well as a receptionist, and local volunteers. Currently the mobile clinic is open on Thursdays. Appointments are required. To book an appointment please call 705-322-9099 or the main Midland office at 705-526-7804.

STANLEY RETURNS TO THE STREETS Stanley the Speed Sign has been in operation for a month now on local roads in the Midhurst, Minesing, Snow Valley and Anten Mills areas. We are pleased to report that the majority of drivers follow the rules of the road and the speed limits that are posted. We are concerned with the speed data from Stanley in some of the 50km/h and 60km/h speed zones. When data shows vehicles travelling 80km/h or over 100km/h in these zones, there is a real concern for public safety. Some areas of concern are: Pooles Rd., Carson Rd., Snow Valley Rd., Seadon Rd., Sunnidale Rd., Wilson Dr. and County Rd. 22. This data has been given to the OPP and you may look forward to increased surveillance in these areas. Stanley will be in the Elmvale area next week. Till next time, safe and happy motoring! -Your Springwater Policing Committee and the OPP REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) PW-16-2012 FOR THE SUPPLY OF ONE (1) NEW OR LATE MODEL MULTIPURPOSE TRACTOR Copies of this Request for Proposal form are available electronically through the Public Works Department by calling Jane Loftus 705-728-4784 Ext 2036 or by e-mail

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Canadians are living longer and costs for the Old Age Security (OAS) are rising. On April 1, 2023 the Government of Canada plans to start raising the age of eligibility for OAS and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) from 65 to 67.*

What does this mean for you? 54 or older as of March 31, 2012

You may still obtain OAS/GIS at age 65

53 or younger as of March 31, 2012

The age of eligibility for OAS/GIS will change gradually between 2023 and 2029

Starting in July 2013, Canadians who are eligible for, but not yet receiving OAS will have the flexibility to delay receiving it in exchange for a higher monthly amount at a later date.

The number of working-age Canadians for every senior is decreasing** 6 5

The number of working-age Canadians per senior is decreasing, placing additional pressure on the OAS program.

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**Source: 9th Actuarial Report on the Old Age Security Program

For a free brochure or more information visit or call 1 800 O-Canada (TTY 1-800-926-9105) *Subject to parliamentary approval

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Young girls makes donation to RVH

Elmvale Scouting helps Elmvale Food Drive

In Memory of Her Mom Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s Lesley Moody (left), manager of outpatient oncology and clinical trials, and Dr. Margaret Collins (centre), RVH palliative care physician, recently accepted a $500 donation from Our Lady of Lourdes pupils Caley Hofman (left),11, and Riley Reid,11. For a six-month period the Elmvale girls, along with their friends Taylor Lalonde and Alycia Caba Ramsey, collected money every Thursday from fellow pupils in what they named their “Toonies for Tumors and Dimes for Diseases” campaign. The funds were collected in memory of Caley’s mother, Patty Hofman, who passed away from cancer in August of 2011. The money will be used for the area of greatest need in the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre, part of RVH Phase 1 Expansion Project, set to open in early summer.

Elmvale Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers took part in Good Turn Week this year. During the week the youth handed out over 100 bags to gather food for the Elmvale Food Bank. A couple of days later we went back to collect the full food bags. We received 72 full bags back. Elmvale youth presented John Potts(member of the Elmvale Food Bank ) with the full bags. They also presented him with a red braclet that he is to pass on when he does a good turn.  We will be doing this activity in September again, with more bags and more help. Thank you to all the citizens of Elmvale who help fill the bags, it was SPRINGWATER TOWNSHIP / April 17, 2012 – Springwater residents appreciated. and visitors are a little safer today, thanks to the addition of 10 new Springwater Firefighters, who graduated on Monday evening at a ceremony held at the Administration Centre. The 2012 recruits were presented with certificates of completion marking their 120 hour Firefighter Recruit Training Program. Mayor Linda Collins and Council, along with Fire Chief Tony Van Dam and Deputy Chief Craig Williams welcomed the new recruits during Monday’s Council meeting. MP Kellie Leitch also joined in congratulating the recruits and thanking them for their efforts to make Springwater a safer place. Fire Chief Van Dam addressed the recruits and reminded them of the gravity of their new role. “You have made the choice to protect the residents and visitors of our wonderful Township,” said Van Dam. “Your training will help people in the worst moments of their lives, and give you a feeling that can be ECC FOOTBALL CLUB PRESENTS… measured only in your heart.” Mayor Linda Collins also expressed Council’s appreciation of the role Our 5th Annual Soccer Skillz Camp! these new recruits will play in the Township. “Thank you to all of you for your commitment to this Township, and When: August 6-10, 9AM-3PM thank you to your families,” said Mayor Collins. “Your families have Where: Elmvale District High School made a significant commitment to helping you through this training period, but also in supporting you as you head out to future calls, and as What: Jerseys, Skills, Daily Tournaments, Teamwork, you help those in need throughout our municipality.” Fun Coaches, Snacks, and Friends! Springwater is a municipality of approximately 18,000 residents Cost: $90* located in the heart of Simcoe County. Springwater Township is home Register: to the second largest concentration of County Forests and is a popular destination for outdoor activities in all four seasons. or

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Back row, from L-R: Fire Chief Tony Van Dam, Simcoe Grey MP Dr. Kellie Leitch, Councillor Perry Ritchie, Councillor Dan Clement, Deputy Mayor Dan McLean, Mayor Linda Collins, Councillor Rick Webster, Councillor Jack Hanna, Councillor Sandy McConkey, Deputy Chief Craig Williams. Front row, from L-R: Kevin Chadwick, Derek Fergusson, Chrystal Evans, Chad Muir, William Gilroy, Michael Stevenson, Sheldon Hargrave, Darren Bryan. Unable to attend: Travis Hallyburton, Michael Campbell.


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Midhurst Secondary Plan - The People Speak

Special Report by Bill French A crowd of about 200 to 250 people overflowed the council chambers on Monday April 16th to have their voices heard. They were residents of Midhurst along with many other Springwater residents concerned about the direction of recent township councils to, not only allow, but support unbridled and extensive residential development as never before seen in the small township of 18,000 people. A ten minute delegation was made to council with many good facts and information gathered by the organizers and executive of the Midhurst Ratepayers Association. The group presented a petition of over 1400 signatures which represents about one signature for every home that currently exists in the community. The main concern in Midhurst is the proposed mega

Springwater to pay close attention to these mega developments as the long term tax implications on everyone can be significant as typically the development charges can never keep up with the added services once the ball gets rolling. Mississauga and Barrie both who experience tremendous growth have found that development charges are not fully offsetting new services and continue to invoke significant annual tax hikes. Transfer & onRecycling Inc. IfSimcoe you want more information Midhurst go to www. Waste disposal and recycling centre or .

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developments in three areas surrounding Midhurst, which Pictures provided by Les Stewart and Kimberlee Hand. if allowed to fully develop, would bring another 10,000 homes and 28,000 people to an existing community of about WYE MARSH 1,400 homes and 3,500 residents. As was pointed out in the P.O. BOX 100 16160 HWY #12 MIDLAND, ONTARIO L4R 4K6 T: 705-526-7809 F: 705-526-3294 delegation to council, this would represent an annualized rate of growth of 30% while Barrie which is a designated FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Primary Settlement growth area will see a growth rate of Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 “MOTHER EARTH” about 2.8%. Springwater has no Primary Settlement Area • Fully CONTEST FAMILY DAY identified by the province. The impact of servicing such not to be confused with Family night, when you play board games with y The Wye Marsh Family andday,the a large development was also a concern as the demand the living room. 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Based May 5th and your admission is only $5. on what has occurred to date that makes sense and Elmvale & District Horticultural Society “Qu One dog , equals one $5 admission and everyone has seen and supported the progressive and by Kevin Healey, M.G. all dogs must be on a leash. Dogs cannot orderly developments that have complimented the existing enter our Birds of Prey area. Wide character of the village. When the settlement area was Dates: May 5th, 2012 identified, it was never imagined it would see high density Time: All Day Home and a large population as part of its future according to Contact: Information at 705-526-7809 Vacuo Mr. Fleming. 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This was in "Okay, then give me two pints, please," I replied. response to Council recently suggesting that their hands are I'm proud to say I held my tongue when she asked, tied and that they must support the decision of the previous "Do you want it in one container?" council which approved the Midhurst Secondary Plan. "Everybody is ignorant, just on different subjects." The residents of Midhurst also ask all residents in -- Will Rogers

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A pet not often mentioned here is Steve French, our fluffy little tabby cat. She rarely comes to mind as I grapple with column content because she’s a low maintenance family member with few nefarious activities to claim. However, Dave and I were doing some spring cleaning in our basement this past Saturday and I was reminded by little blue-grey foot prints across our sub-basement floor, that her past does have a stain...literally. And so, this column is dedicated to her 15 minutes of infamy. Steve was adopted from the OSPCA a few years ago. Dave and I went together and peered at each of the 30 or more hopefuls in cages but couldn’t make up our minds. Then I heard Dave’s funny little woody-woodpecker laugh: it’s the kind of noise he makes when you tickle him. I looked over to see what caught his funny bone and there she was, freckle faced and impish with a bad case of bed head. She stared down at us with a quizzical expression on her face and we knew she was the one. Unfortunately the OSPCA didn’t agree and turned us down. I pleaded ignorance and begged forgiveness for answering one of the questions incorrectly on the four page application and finally the attendant said they’d consider it after a vet check. The next day after work I asked Dave if he’d heard from them. “No, he said sympathetically, “Maybe tomorrow.” Then he announced he had bought something to cheer me up and had put it in the spare bedroom. I disinterestedly went to look and when I opened the door, there she was staring up at me in all her bad hair day, freckle faced glory. Dave is not generally very good at keeping secrets and it is the only time in 14 years of marriage that he has really, really surprised me. Fast forward a few years and my little furry shadow was following me around as I finished painting some walls in the basement. I cleaned up and had just put the partially full paint tray on top of the chest freezer when Steve jumped up and landed squarely in the tray. She was out as fast as she was in, standing back on the floor in a daze with blue-grey paint puddling around her paws. There was a pregnant pause…a moment frozen in time while cat and owner stared at each other in mute horror. Then little Steve French did what every panic stricken cat does: she ran. I recovered from shock and hurled myself after her as she scrabbled out onto the new laminate. She circled around me and raced back onto the thankfully unfinished floor in our laundry room and down into the sub-basement where I managed to corner her. I struggled momentarily with the choice between cleaning the laminate or dealing with the cat, and then whisked the squirming feline into the bathroom where I hosed her down in the tub. Thank goodness for acrylic paint was all I could think. Upstairs, Dave was watching TV with headphones on, completely oblivious to the pandemonium that had taken place below him. He looked up quizzically as his wife and cat, both soaking wet, emerged from the basement and I could tell he wasn’t sure if he should ask what had happened. The blue grey paw prints remain etched on the unfinished floor like a pictograph telling the story of the landing, mad dash and tackle. A totally unrelated topic: The Barrie Kinettes are holding a free admission Spring Stop N Shop at Westminster Presbyterian Church on April 28th from 9am to 3pm. Vendors include Epicure, Gold Canyon, Slipada, Lia Sophia, Pampered Chef, Tupperware and many more.

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Try the outdoor sport for all ages Lawn bowling provides gentle, healthy exercise and competition in a relaxed social atmosphere. It is perhaps the only outdoor sport where men and women, young and old, ex-jocks and ex-loafers, can all compete on an equal footing. It is easy to learn. Low cost entertainment Everyone is welcome to visit. Just watch games or join and receive free instruction from experienced coaches. No partner is needed. All you need are comfortable clothing and flat-soled shoes or sneakers ( with no heels ) The special balls   ( the bowls )   used to play the game can be borrowed from the club. New members normally use the club's bowls until they decide to purchase a set of their own. Everyday Fun and Exercise The bowling season begins mid May and ends in October. We bowl in the daytime and  evenings,  Monday through Sunday, closed Wednesday for mainteinance. There will usually be a game time for you ! See if the grass is greener on our side of the fence, COME and JOIN US FOR FUN and EXERCISE. MIDLAND & DISTRICT LAWN BOWLING CLUB (705 - 526 - 8929)  Open Week For New Bowlers Mon, Tues, Thurs, May 14th,15th,16th at 1:00pm and 6:30pm Saturday May 19th at 1:00pm. Coaches will be available for Free lessons, Call Liz Walker at  705 - 526 - 7015  Everyone is welcome to share in the fun. . The Midland club is located at 660 King St. in a beautiful setting by Little Lake. Website - Nel DeBruyn is available to coach anyone who is visually impaired and wishes to try Lawn Bowling . Give her a call to make arrangements (705- 549-7507)

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Toronto, Ontario -- With returns of 12.19 per cent in 2011, the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan ended the year 103 per cent funded. For the first time, HOOPP’s net assets surpassed the $40 billion mark. HOOPP President & CEO Jim Keohane credited HOOPP’s liability driven investing (LDI) strategy for the plan’s solid funded position. This strategy was developed in the early 2000s and its purpose is to ensure that HOOPP’s investments will surpass the growth in the future pensions owed to members, also called the plan’s liabilities. HOOPP has a long history of being well funded, having been at least 96 per cent funded in every valuation for over 30 years. While superior investment returns have helped keep the plan fully funded, pension governance has helped HOOPP become a model of a defined benefit plan that works. HOOPP’s Board of Trustees recognize that there are two sides to the pension equation and actively adjust benefits and contributions as the economy changes, ensuring the Plan’s long-term sustainability. The jointly governed model ensures that the Board has focused on delivering on the pension promise to ensure retirement security for its members and employers and HOOPP has maintained stable contribution rates for over a decade. In 2011, HOOPP entered the international real estate market, closing its first deals in the United Kingdom and the Czech Republic. HOOPP has a 10-year average net investment rate of return of 8.4 per cent, one of the best in the industry, which has added $22.9 billion dollars to the value of the Fund. HOOPP’s 270,000 members include nurses, medical technicians, food services staff and laundry workers, and many other people who work hard to provide valued Ontario healthcare services. HOOPP members and employers contribute to the defined benefit pension and HOOPP pays out more than $1.2 billion in pensions annually. : About the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Created in 1960, the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) is the pension plan of choice for Ontario's hospital and community-based healthcare sector with over 370 participating healthcare organizations. As a defined benefit plan, HOOPP provides eligible members with a retirement income based on a formula that takes into account a member's earnings history and length of service in the Plan. Once eligible members start receiving a pension, they receive it for life. HOOPP is governed by a Board of Trustees with representation from the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) and four unions: the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA), the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the Ontario Public Service Employees' Union (OPSEU), and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). The unique governance model provides representation from both management and workers in support of the longterm interests of the Plan.

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Fully funded HOOPP returns 12.19 per cent; assets top $40 billion

On the Ice: Garrett Wilson is with the San Antonio Rampage for their playoff run in the American Hockey League. Garrett has not yet seen any playoff action with the Rampage but is ready if needed. The Rampage leads Chicago 2-0 in the best-of-five first round series. San Antonio goes into the playoffs as the 6th seed, while Chicago is the 3rd seed. Garrett played 11 regular league games with San Antonio recording one goal in limited playing time. He spent most of the season with the Cincinnati Cyclones of the Eastern Hockey League recording 35 points in 63 games. Despite a 35-28-2-7 record, the Cyclones missed the playoffs by 1 point. Game three for San Antonio was last Tuesday night in Chicago. Garrett, playing his first professional season, did Elmvale proud with his efforts. Best of luck with San Antonio!...The Toronto Maple Leafs are not in the playoffs but their farm team is. The Toronto Marlies lead their best-of-five series 2-0 over Rochester. On the Diamond: The Toronto Blue Jays are winning (10-6) but not everyone is still not playing their best ball yet. This could be a good sign as those players that are slow out of the gate will most likely catch fire soon. I said that I would be happy with their chances of making the playoffs if they were 14-8 after the first month and, as of Monday, they are on pace for that record. With three games each with Baltimore and Seattle on the schedule, that record is reachable…The Barrie Baycats are getting in shape for the 2012 InterCounty Baseball season. They play their home opener on Saturday, May 5th at 2:00 p.m. against Burlington and then they host Ottawa on May 12th at 2:00 p.m. in their second home game. This Day in Sports (April 26th): On this day in 1912, the first ever homerun was hit at Fenway Park in Boston… Roger Maris hit his first homerun on the way to hitting 61 in 1961…Bobby Orr was named “Rookie of the Year” in 1967…Pitcher Steve Carlton pitched his 6th 1-hitter in 1980…Pitcher Nolan Ryan pitched his 12th 1-hitter in 1990…In 1992, Chicago became the third team in NHL history to score their 1,000th playoff goal. Happy Birthday to NHL player Bruce MacGregor who was born in 1941. This & That: Glenn Howard and his rink were in Summerside, PEI last weekend for the Grand Slam of Curling Players’ Championship. Team Howard lost the final to the John Epping foursome 7-6. Glenn’s son, Scott, played second for the Epping team. Even in the loss, Team Howard won the Capital One Trophy and $50,000 for recording the most points in the Capital One Grand Slams over the season. Team Howard also gains one of the spots in the 2013 Olympic trials with this trophy… In 1992, Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens were the only other teams to score more than 1,000 NHL playoff goals.

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Last issue, I gave you my NHL playoff picks for the first round. At that time, I suggested that you take the opposite because I usually make the wrong choices. As of Monday night, I have picked correctly that Nashville would beat Detroit, but I have every one after that wrong, with some matchups still to be decided. Pittsburgh, Vancouver, San Jose and Chicago are long gone with the NY Rangers and Boston going to game seven. New Jersey is one game away from the golf course as of Monday. If these three teams lose, I am 1-7 with my picks in the first round. And what about all the violence in the first round? I thought some suspensions were too little, some too harsh, and some did not happen that should have. The NHL could have fined almost every player at least once during the first round. The referees seem to be turning a blind eye to some hits especially with no call at all on the play that Raffi Torres hit Marian Hossa. To go from no penalty to a 25 game suspension seems a little odd. The NHL has to get things right on all suspension, just not on a few here and there. Quiz Time: in 1992, Chicago became the third team to score 1,000 playoff goals. Name the two other teams that have accomplished this feat? Answer below. On the Court: Dave McMann, from Elmvale, played volleyball for Durham College for the last five years. Several issues back, I told you about Dave breaking the OCAA career blocking record (206) and the regular season record (83) with Durham. Dave has been recognized for his efforts by being named Durham College’s Male Athlete of the Year plus MVP of the volleyball team. Great job!

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Bringing docs to town

The Barrie and Area Physician Recruitment Task Force continues its success in recruiting doctors to the Barrie area, as Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre prepares to open its Phase 1 Expansion. In addition to the 700 new staff currently being recruited by RVH’s Human Resources department, an additional 50 physicians will need to be added to the health centre’s medical team.  RVH will be working closely with BAPR to ensure the right physicians are recruited to serve the health needs of the community. The BAPR Task Force, which was launched in 2001, has had great success in recruiting the best and the brightest medical minds to this region. Since 2010 alone BAPR has recruited 17 new specialists in disciplines such as Imaging, Paediatrics, Surgery and Oncology to the Barrie Area. In fact, most recently, the Task Force welcomed three new hospitalists, one new anesthesiologist and four new family physicians to the Barrie Area. With 30,000 people in Barrie without a family doctor, this is indeed great news. “There is a tremendous need in our community for more primary care providers.  The estimate is that there are 30,000 patients in our community without a primary care physician,” says Michael Feraday, Director of the Barrie and Community Family Health Team (BCFHT). “The BCFHT has been working diligently since our inception to help connect patients with quality care, provided by the right practitioner at the right time.  Our team of pharmacists, dietitians, nurses, mental health counselors and nurse practitioners work in tandem with physicians to provide this care.  We have been doing great work, but there is more work to be done to help those without a family physician.  We are very excited to be able to bring four new physicians into our team, and increase access to care in the area.  We continue to work with the BAPR and FMTU to attract more physicians to our community.”  In addition to the lifestyle advantages this region has to offer and RVH as a state-of-the-art health facility, the Family Medicine Teaching Unit (FMTU) is also a huge attraction for physicians in their last two years of residency who may be considering the move to the Barrie Area. The FMTU is an official teaching site of the University of Toronto’s Department of Family and Community Medicine.  “We estimate the FMTU will attract many physicians to this area and will take many people off our ‘orphan patient’ list,” says Dr. Murdoch. “Statistics show that up to half of medical residents stay in the communities they train in. Beginning this July the FMTU will have 18 residents training at one time. This many new doctors could have a huge impact on our community.” Working in partnership with RVH, the City of Barrie, the Town of Innisfil, the Township of Oro-Medonte and the Township of Springwater, the Task Force will continue to play their role in bringing care closer to home. For more information about the Barrie Area Physician Recruitment Task Force, visit the website at www.

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Vaccine still your best bet against infectious disease

SIMCOE MUSKOKA - Pertussis, tetanus, measles: You may think they’re long gone, but they are waiting for a chance to infect you and your family. Over the last decade, every time vaccine rates dropped in a country, there has been a sudden surge in illnesses caused by that disease. In 2002, North and South America were virtually measles free, with just a few cases reported each year. But around the world, it remains one of the leading causes of vaccine preventable death among children. Last year in Quebec there were more than 750 cases of measles. Health officials blamed a low percentage of people being properly vaccinated, including a booster shot. France experienced more than 14,000 cases of measles last year, including six deaths. Since an effective vaccine was developed for pertussis (whooping cough) in 1943, the number of cases in Canada has dropped by more than 90 per cent. It has been slowly creeping back into the population in recent years, however. If you’re an adult between the ages of 19 and 64 and you haven’t received a booster shot for pertussis, there’s a booster available that covers pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus. During National Immunization Awareness Week, from April 21-28, take the time to check your family’s immunization records and get those vaccines updated. For more information about immunization, look up the Health Stats Focus Report on Immunization, on the health unit’s website at or call Your Health Connection, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Minesing Moments

As I sit here writing this, I wonder if the weather report of the possibility of snow today is really going to come true. I was just beginning to think that perhaps the leaves would be coming out on the trees soon. I certainly think this anticipated cool weather and possible “white stuff” may put a damper on the leaves making a move any time soon. I have had two birds singing about very special birthdays being celebrated in our area…I won’t mention the actual number in years (cough, cough, 40!) just in case they are sensitive about their age. Teresa Vanderpol is one right in our village. She will making the turn downhill on the 28th. Your friends and family wish you all of the best Teresa. Trust me, from this side it’s not too bad. The second one may be listed in the Anten Mills portion of this paper but as she is a personal friend of mine, I’m going to wish Cindy Emeljanow all the best on her ever repeated 29th birthday on Tuesday the 24th of April. Welcome to the club Cindy! The Harris family in Anten Mills are getting their fair share of birthday cake as Zac turned 8 April 10th and Jory will be turning 10 on May 16th. Happy Birthday to both of you! Congratulations to the Minesing Mustangs Junior Girls Basketball team on their recent win at the tournament at Angus Morrison School on April 17th. Most of the parents in attendance will probably agree it was definitely a nail bitter!! With a tie their first game and then two wins to follow up they came out as champs!! They have all done amazing this year and you can see their confidence growing with each game. Special thanks to Ms. Ramolla for being such a great coach. Good luck in your next tournament on April 27th at Innisdale. GO MUSTANGS!!! The Minesing Community Association informs me that a spring clean-up is set for Sunday, May 6 from 10:00 am until 12:00pm. Please bring rakes and gardening gloves and meet at the hall. There will be a small barbeque with drinks afterwards. All community residents are welcome! Until next time, remember your sun screen, mitts, rain boots and snow brushes…you just never know what the weather is going to do! The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best -- and therefore never scrutinize or question. -Stephen Jay Gould, paleontologist, biologist, author (1941-2002)


Dave operates “DOCTOR H HONDA SPECIALISTS in Toronto for the last 25 yrs. E-mail : ( we respond to every e-mail) Do you have a story to tell?   Product to promote?   Let us know we’ll put you on air….. I heard recently that Apple computers (MAC) were recently attacked by a virus. I thought was impossible. The fact that Apple could be attacked got me thinking, as cars are now so computerized are they also substitutable to a virus attack? Great question. Well currently cars are immune to a virus or trojan attack as they were never actually connected to the web. The only connection to the a downloadable virus would be through diagnostic equipment or through a re-flash (computer program update). Up till now these interactions were done with secure programing and secure test equipment, however; with the demand for more interaction between drivers and vehicles and the internet, things are changing.

Many new offerings allow owners to download music, pictures and notes. Bluetooth connections, facilitated through a cell phone connection allows access into the system, plus, vehicle’s may have interaction with concierge services. All these outside sourced interactions may become potential portal for a virus. So why would anyone care to engage the programing on cars? Well; none of the scenarios are legal. Industrial spying would be the most benign. Blackmailers or terrorists could effect the safety of the fleet. Imagine a blackmailer threatening a car manufacture with mass shut-downs? Or worse yet, engage full throttle! Don’t believe me? Don’t think it couldn’t happen?Just remember the Tylenol poisonings back in 1982. That incident caused a complete rethink in the technology of safe and tamperproof packaging. I sincerely hope that manufactures are proactive on this potential hazard.

Rosie’s Devotions

The Flash of Light

I was lying on my bed, listening for the familiar sounds that come before someone falls asleep. I could hear my parents talking and wishing that they would go to sleep already. My room, located off the kitchen and approximately six fee from my parents' bedroom was called a Sun Room. It had windows on the left side of the bed and toward the back. It sounded like my parents were finally asleep. My father was snoring up a storm and my mother was making those high pitched nasal noises. Here's my change, I thought. I got up from my bed and started rummaging through my duffel bag, searching for my cigarettes and matches. I lit the cigarette and went back to bed. "Rosemary, is it lightning outside?" my mother's voice resounded. Shocked, I quickly shoved the cigarette into the planter that was next to my bed in fear that she would come stomping into my room. "Yes, it is, Mom. Just go back to sleep," I answered. I could feel my heart beating a little faster and I waited to see if my mother would get up and pay me a visit. She never did. She didn't even mention the flash of light the next morning. The only time the subject of seeing a flash of light come up was when my mother decided to re-pot the plant. It seemed to her that the plant, although it got enough sun-light and water, was starting to wilt, so she decided to give it brand new soil. As she started to dig it up, she found crushed out cigarette butts in the soil. The cat was out of the bag! I don't remember what I said to defend myself, but what I do remember is that I couldn't hang out with my friends for a while as a punishment for lying. Once that punishment was served, I was able to go out with my friends again. My parents had forgiven me. Colossians 2:13,14 - And when you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, having cancelled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us and which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. (NASB) We all did some things in our past that we are sorry for today. Isn't it wonderful to know that we have been forgiven? That we are able to start anew! Prayer: Father God, You forgave and delivered us from our sins by sacrificing Your Son, Jesus to die on a cross. Thank You.Rosemary Hagedorn, Penetanguishene

Ontario Protecting Vulnerable Seniors

Ontario is taking strong action to protect its most vulnerable seniors living in retirement homes and ensure families have peace of mind that their loved ones are able to live with dignity and respect. The Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority will require all retirement homes to apply for a licence in order to operate in Ontario. Greater protections for seniors will include: • A Residents’ Bill of Rights, which must be posted in every licensed retirement home • Retirement home operators’ duty to protect residents from abuse and neglect • Staff training on abuse, fire prevention and safety and whistle blowing protections. All licence applications must be submitted by July 3.  In order to allow retirement homes time to comply with the new regulations, further protections for seniors will come into force in phases up to Jan. 1, 2014. Providing strong protections for seniors living in retirement homes is part of the McGuinty government’s commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of our most vulnerable. • A retirement home is a residential complex or part of a residential complex: o occupied primarily by persons 65 years of age or older; o occupied, or intended to be occupied, by at least six people not related to the operator; and o where at least two care services are made available to the residents by the operator. • Approximately 40,000 Ontario seniors choose to live and obtain care in an estimated 700 retirement homes. The Retirement Homes Act is the first legislation in Ontario’s history to provide strong protections for seniors choosing to live in retirement homes. • The Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority was established under the Retirement Homes Act to administer the legislation and regulations. Ontario is home to over 300 provincial parks, which received almost 10 million visits in 2011 - an increase of 50,000 visits from the year before. One in four Ontarians have never gone on an overnight camping trip. Ontario Parks brought in almost $63 million in revenue in 2011, which was reinvested in our provincial parks program and supported jobs and businesses all across the province. Camping reservations can be made up to five months in advance of the arrival date by booking online at or calling the park reservation line at 1-888-ONT-PARK.

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“What Was That War All About Anyway?” is the title of a book written by Vincent Joseph Barnes published in 2011 and 2012 in Canada. I do not like reading about wars. Vincent’s book however is an interesting, amusing, poignant story of World War II. At twenty-one years old, Vincent joined the Canadian army in April of 1942. The war had begun in 1939 and ended in 1945. The three years in which the author served took him to Europe and France where he was one of the soldiers in the great Normandy invasion. Vincent was following in his father’s footsteps. He has fought in the First World War. Vince had left his young wife and child in Ontario. Joining the army had been a difficult thing to do. However the author captures the essence of war in his 206 page book. At the Rhine River in Germany, shells were exploding all around the troops. A sergeant yelled to Vince: “Corporal, get out there and move that lorry.” Vince pretended not to hear. The sergeant yelled, “That’s an order! You heard me the first time. You will be court marshaled.” Vince replied, “That would be better than being dead.” In the nearly four years served the army, he was part of the battles of Caen, Falaise located in France. He fought in Belgium, Holland and Germany. His book is interesting, amusing, factual and honest. It tells the story of the soldier and the camaraderie, the practical jokes while forever being with the spectre of death. It recounts the inhumanity, the terrible effects of the destruction and the horrendous suffering created by war. Vincent belonged to the 4th Armoured Brigade which landed in France after D Day. The 4th Division fought the enemy at Caen, Falaise., Belgium, Holland and Germany. The Germans surrendered on May 5th, 1945. Vincent returned home a few days after Christmas that year. Born and raised in Peterborough Ontarion, Vincent later penned eight books. His Web site is: www.

“Who Wins?”

The dead German soldier a boy just like me So young so quiet in death’ I took his wallet from his tunic pocket’ wondering where he came from Who he was why he is here? The contents revealed photographs A beautiful young woman, his wife Two children, a boy, a girl A battlefield, so vivid in my memory soldiers lay on the hillside All dead where they had fallen At the hill top a sheep pen That has been a field hospital The wounded, shelled, all dead Someone, a commander Had ordered an attack Perhaps to be heroic, for glory? What reason for this slaughter? Brave young men Trained to obey an order In face of machine gun fire An attack that could not succeed To die in a successful effort The machine gun had obviously been silenced after the charge The regiment all dead What reason for all this? The stupidity of it all! I returned the wallet to the dead man’s pocket Was it a man man’s dream? Why the lies that make war? Who profits from all this? -          Vincent Joseph Barnes.

The Dental Corner

Soft Drink Tooth Decay About Soft Drinks There has been a steady rise in the amount of sugary drinks consumed every day by children and adults. It is not unusual for children to drink six to seven cans in a day. The average person gets more than 23 pounds of sugar from soft drinks yearly. Contrary to popular belief, diet or "sugar free" pop can be just as harmful to your teeth because of its high acid level. The Soft Drink Tooth Decay Process When drinking soft drinks and other sugary liquids, you're exposing your teeth to something over time that even with good brushing and flossing, can break down the hard enamel that protects your teeth. Tooth decay is caused from the tiny bacteria thriving around teeth that, when exposed to sugar, produce acid. The acid causes enamel and any exposed root surfaces to soften and decay. Effects of Tooth Decay The hard outer coating of the teeth gets eaten away during tooth decay and leaves tooth surfaces looking darkly stained, soft and a leathery consistency. Some teeth even get tiny holes at the gum line. When left untreated, tooth decay can lead to larger cavities, root canals, crowns and possible tooth loss. Beyond tooth decay, excess sugar consumption can lead to obesity, diabetes, calcium-robbed bones, kidney stones, osteoporosis and overall poor health. Prevention •   Limit the amount of soda and other sugary liquids you drink, especially when wearing braces or retainers •  Drink other alternatives to soft drinks, such as water •  Read labels for sugar, which can also be called highfructose corn syrup, sucrose, glucose or dextrose •  Ask your dentist about prescription fluoride to strengthen tooth enamel Treatment of Soft Drink Tooth Decay Even if your teeth are treated for tooth decay, if you continue to drink an excess of soft drinks, decay will return. Decay between and around the teeth is difficult to treat; often, the end treatment is crowns and caps on the teeth. Usually, regular cleaning by your dentist, use of fluoride treatments and proper brushing and flossing can reduce tooth decay. You do not have to stop drinking sodas and other sugary liquids entirely, but gradually start to limit your daily intake. The frequency of consumption is more or equally important as the amount consumed. Drink liquids low in sugar and acid, and be sure to maintain good oral health by brushing, flossing and visiting your dentist. If you have quesitons on soft drink tooth decay, ask your dental care provider. Dr. David Solly and Dr. Nicole Solly practice in Elmvale at 58 Yonge St. S. (next to Tim Horton’s). They are accepting new patients. Oral Sedation and Hospital Dentistry are available. They can be reached at 322-0155. “Please visit us on the web @

RVH honours its ‘Blue Brigade’

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) celebrated its remarkable volunteers, also known as the ‘Blue Brigade’, during National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 15 to 21. During this week more than 13 million volunteers across the country are saluted for giving back to their community so selflessly every day. Nowhere is this Canada-wide celebration more important than at RVH. The health centre has one of the largest hospital volunteer forces in the country. Everyday RVH’s 1,000 volunteers, in their recognizable blue vests, provide an extra set of helping hands in more than 90 areas of the hospital, providing a staggering 120,000 hours of assistance every year. From transporting patients throughout the hospital, to assisting with paperwork; from serving coffee at the Auxiliaryoperated Café Royale, to helping people find information in the hospital’s Health Library, the contribution by the RVH volunteer force is immeasurable. As the heath centre has doubled in size so too has the need for volunteers. In fact, an additional 200 volunteers are needed for the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre and other departments, such as the Emergency Department which will triple in size. The men and women who sit on the RVH Board of Directors and the RVH Foundation Board of Directors are also volunteers who invest countless hours in governing the health centre and as such they will be honoured this week as well. If you are interested in volunteering at RVH and are 16 years of age or older, please call 705-739-5650.

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Two Week Review

April 5 – April 20, 2012 It’s been a busy two weeks here in Springwater Township for our Fire Department, responding to 20 calls for assistance. Here is the call break down: We responded to four burning complaints, which resulted in three charges being laid. There was one mutual aid call from Wasaga Beach for a tanker from Elmvale to help out with a residential house fire. There were also two HAZMAT calls for natural gas leaks, two tired medical calls and four calls for hydro lines down causing dangerous conditions. We had three grass fires that did not cause any financial damage, three carbon monoxide alarms and one fire false alarm.

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Guelph – Over 250 acres of prime farmland in Tiny Township, once designated as the North Simcoe Landfill (Site 41), have officially been returned to agriculture. Thanks to a ground-breaking agreement between the County of Simcoe and the Ontario Farmland Trust (OFT), two of four parcels at the former landfill site have now been permanently protected for ongoing farm activities. The two farm parcels have now been sold to an area farmer, subject to farmland conservation easements. The easements are registered on title for each property and will forever protect farming and forestry on these parcels. The easements prohibit future dumps, quarries, subdivision of the land and other non-farm developments. “The Farmland Trust is glad to support Simcoe County and Tiny Township’s desire to see these important lands protected for long-term agricultural use,” says Stew Hilts, OFT Chair. “We congratulate Simcoe County, the Warden and all members of council on their efforts to bring resolution to Site 41 land use issues and their leadership in pursuing this progressive conservation approach that honours the community’s wishes.“ The Ontario Farmland Trust ‘holds’ the conservation easements on the lands, and becomes responsible for monitoring the easement conditions annually to ensure there are no violations. Matt Setzkorn, OFT Policy Coordinator, says the Farmland Trust looks forward to working with the new landowner to see farming return to the site. He adds, “the farm community, including the Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture, has responded favourably to us moving ahead with the farmland conservation easements, which were crafted in such a way to permit a wide range of farming activities consistent with Tiny Township’s agricultural zoning by-laws.” The easements also provide additional protections for the site’s unique surface and groundwater features. Protection of water quality was made an explicit condition of the easement agreement, honouring the community’s concerns about preserving and maintaining the exceptionally high quality of water discovered on the site and in surrounding areas through research activities during landfill planning. Hilts notes that the partnership with Simcoe County in developing and registering the conservation easements signals new opportunities for farmland protection in the province. “We hope these agricultural easements in Simcoe will serve as a model for expanded commitment to farmland preservation among municipalities across Ontario.” On May 30, 1883, with mobs of people still crowding the promenade of the newly opened Brooklyn Bridge, a woman tripped while walking and screamed. Others interpreted her scream to mean that the bridge was collapsing, and the ensuing stampede resulted in 12 deaths and scores of injuries.

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The clients and staff of the Adult Day Program in Elmvale wish to recognize Thelma Bertram for her years of service as a volunteer of the program. Thelma started volunteering in May of 2001, and has been with us ever since, she is the longest participating volunteer in the program 11 years. Thelma attends the program weekly. The clients enjoy her bubbly personality and enthusiasm, which lights up any room she enters. Thelma assists with all fundraising ventures and speaks highly of the Adult Day Program within the community. Thanks for your continued dedication to the program Thelma.

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And soon Neil Diamond fans will be thanking him too when Joey Purpura performs Diamond in the Rough: The Neil Diamond Tribute Show at the Elmvale Royal Canadian Legion Saturday, May 5.  Joey serves up a “feel-good tonic of dance ‘n’ cheer, in his two-hour tribute to Neil Diamond called “Diamond in the Rough”.   “Response is so good that I always get invited back wherever I perform,” says the 38-year-old tribute artist who has made a career of singing hits such as Cracklin’ Rosie, Cherry Cherry, Forever in Blue Jeans and Sweet Caroline.  Purpura has always had the knack for impersonations but he struck gold -- or Diamond, in this case --when he hit upon hitmaker Neil Diamond. “It’s funny,” said Purpura, “but I wasn’t very familiar with Neil Diamond’s vast song list when I started doing the impersonation.” His first show consisted of two 15-minute sets. Encouraged to go on, he added to his repertoire. “I had no idea how beloved Neil Diamond is,” says the tribute artist. “And I had no idea how powerful his music was -- and still is -- to people.” See for yourself when Diamond in the Rough: The Neil Diamond Tribute Show  Saturday, May 5 @ 8 pm, Elmvale Legion, 7 John St., Tickets - Ph: (705) 322-1042 ***Pick up tickets at the Legion club room.

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Amber Carson of Lancaster, Pennsylvania - A jury ordered a Philadelphia restaurant to pay her $113,500 after she slipped on a spilled soft drink and broke her tailbone. The reason the soft drink was on the floor? Ms. Carson had thrown it at her boyfriend 30 seconds earlier during an argument. Whatever happened to people being responsible for their own actions?


PSS Student Tori Edwards receives Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers (Queen’s Park) – Simcoe North MPP Garfield Dunlop was on hand as the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers was presented to 16 year old Tori Edwards of Vasey. The Ontario Medal for Y o u n g Vo l u n t e e r s was created in 1998 to recognize outstanding volunteer contributions of Ontarians between the ages of 15 and 24 years of age The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, joined by Charles Sousa, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration presented the medals at a special Queen's Park ceremony. Tori Edwards has been an active member of the Georgian Bay Get Outdoors Club for seven years. She has amassed over 700

Jerry Williams, of Little Rock, Arkansas, was awarded $14,500 plus medical expenses after being bitten on the butt by his next door neighbor's beagle - even though the beagle was on a chain in its owner's fenced yard. Williams did not get as much as he asked for because the jury believed the beagle might have been provoked at the time of the butt bite because Williams had climbed over the fence into the yard and repeatedly shot the dog with a pellet gun.

volunteer hours with projects such as building and maintenance of wood duck nesting boxes, tree planting (5000 trees to date), annual pitch in projects, teaching archery, invasive species eradication and more. For the past two summers she has instructed and led the archery program at the renowned Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (O.F.A.H.) Get Outdoors Summer Camp and for the past three years she has been a leader and instructor at the (O.F.A.H.) Get Outdoors Leadership Conference. In addition to her passion for the outdoors, Edwards is very skilled in voice and various musical instruments. Following the awards ceremony, Edwards and her younger sister Hannah (also a PSS student & another amazing young volunteer) got onstage and sang for officials and guests.

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La Meute Culturelle de Lafontaine has received funding of $10,700 to help present its Festival du Loup and Le Musée Vivant de Lafontaine, which will take place July 13th, – 15th, 2012, at the Lafontaine Park and in the Parish Hall. The Government of Canada created the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program in September 2007. This program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in local activities that present arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage. This program will benefit many community events and celebrations throughout Canada this year.

Students from Elmvale District High School assembled Don Spring (Perkinsfield) with his youngest daughter for a torch relay, April 18th, at the Elmvale Arena to run a Sarah, visiting his oldest daughter Kathy and her family relay to the High School. Less than 25% on Ontarions are in Surprise, Arizona (near Phoenix). registered as organ and tissue donors. The students are trying "Sir John Strange. Here lies an honest man. And that is to encourage their family and friends to register their consent Strange." This was inscribed on a tombstone of a lawyer to help gain 300,000 new registered donors this year. in England. After the relay, the students will hear a presentation from the Torch of Life relay organizers about organ and tissue donation. “Our whole school will be coming ncient techniques battle modern day stress out sporting their ‘house colours’ to wellness services fight aging and help prevent illness support the relay as it goes through New local business Uniq machines that give the results of town,” says Randy Bauer, Principal, By Nature has launched their an hour’s exercise in 15 minutes EDHS. “The Torch of Life relay alternative approach to wellness using whole body advanced offers us a unique opportunity to at Elements Salon & Spa, 1179 vibrational exercise. further connect with our community. Bayfield Street North in Midhurst. As well, our students will learn about Natural Health Practitioner Patricia Dent the importance of organ donation.” and founder, Janice Norman Inciteful Solutions For the first time in Ontario, the rate uses treatments that boost the Cell: 705-229-4969 of registered organ and tissue donors immune system with essential will be broken down by community. oils which have been part of a Now you can find out how your natural approach to healing over community stacks up in comparison the last 4,000 years, as well as to communities across the province. energy balancing techniques to Though many of us believe that re-establish health and energy. organ and tissue donation is a good Norman explained: “We help thing, less than 25% of Ontarians our clients to fight the effects are registered donors. That number of every day stress on health may be even lower depending on and aging, especially those with where you live in the province. busy lives or stressful jobs who There are about 1,500 people in need a little assistance to stay Ontario who are waiting for an healthy. Removing stress helps organ transplant, but they aren’t to maintain health and prevent the only ones being affected. Their the imbalance that causes family members, friends and all disease.” Uniq By Nature also those close to them are waiting too. l-r Jessy Morrison, Janice Norman, Samantha Norman, Ernestine offers natural and scientific Right along side them. Rupprecht, Chris Norman, Jenn Plaunt, Deb Tot, Linda Collins, weight loss products and Please take two minutes to register Savannah Norman - (the kids are Savannah and Samantha) supervised sessions on WAVE® your consent. It’s a selfless act that could one day save eight lives and enhance 75 more. “I know that your community believes in organ and tissue donation because I know how strongly you believe in taking care of each other. A signed donor card does not mean you are registered. Talk to your family about your wishes and encourage your loved ones to register by joining the Gift of 8 Movement at Terrence Dickson, of Bristol, Pennsylvania, who was leaving a house he had just burglarized by way of the garage. Unfortunately for Dickson, the automatic garage door opener malfunctioned and he could not get the garage door to open. Worse, he couldn't re-enter the house because the door connecting the garage to the house locked when Dickson pulled it shut. Forced to sit for eight, count 'em, EIGHT days and survive on a case of Pepsi and a large bag of dry dog food, he sued the homeowner's insurance company claiming Undue Mental Anguish. Amazingly, the jury said the insurance company must pay Dickson $500,000 for his anguish.




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The OPP Report

THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLES “lock it or Lose it” Sometime between the evening hours of April 22nd and the morning hours of April 23rd, 2012 unknown person or person entered 3 motor vehicles one on Collins Lane and two motor vehicles on Barrie Hill Lane all parked at residences unlocked and stole the following items: 1) Apple IPOD, white in colour 2) Apple IPOD, black in colour 3) Spydereo Pocket Knife with a 3 inch blade, blue handle and silver in colour 4) Change POLICE LOOKING FOR KAYAK OWNER On April 4th, 2012, the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a report that a Kayak had just been stolen from a residence on River Road East. After an in deep investigation by Police the stolen Kayak was recovered and returned to the owner. The investigation into this theft is still under investigation. However during this investigation Police had 2 other Kayaks turned into as found. We suspect that the owner or owners of these found Kayaks may live or have a connection with the Nottawasaga River. If you are missing a Kayak or no someone who is, please contact the Huronia West OPP CAR IN RIVER On April 17th, 2012 at approximately 3:30 p.m., Police responded to a report that a car was in a section of the Nottawasaga River off of Knox Road East. A further investigation by OPP has revealed that the above car was reported stolen from a residence on Mosley Street sometime between the late evening hours of April 16th and the early morning hours of April 17th, 2012, to Police. The investigation into this stolen motor vehicle and it being left in the river is on going. STOLEN BOXER PUPPIES Police (OPP) are asking for the public’s By 4Kathy Stunden-Hall assistance in locating female fawn coloured Boxer puppies that were removed from the rear yard of a Tiny Township home. The pups were reported stolen on April 4, 2012 and police investigation since then has failed to locate them. The Boxer puppies are currently 9 weeks old and have their tails e r vdewclaw. ing people in the docked and still have S their POLICE ASK S pFOR r i n gWITNESSES w a t e r A re a f o r ove r On March 2nd, a2012 q u aatr t eapproximately r of a Century! 2:30 p.m., members Call of the Huronia West Detachment, Gary or leave message at Springwater Fire Department and Simcoe County Paramedic Service attended a motor vehicle collision (MVC) involving a single motor vehicle on Carson Road

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By: Ernest Matton I.C.A.D.C., E.F.A.P., Addiction Behavioural Specialist Service E.F.T. Practitioner • T.I.R. Facilitator andonCertified Gladue Writer In answering the question what is an eating disorder, it can be answered OGY as being a disorders which involves 1 a serious disturbances in eating Trust! behavior, such as extreme and unhealthy reduction of food intake or severe overeating, as well as feelings of distress or extreme concern about body shape or weight. Eating disorders frequently develop during adolescence or early adulthood, but can occur during childhood or later in adulthood. The three main types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder.  Eating disorders frequently co-occur with depression, substance ittle Good News abuse, and anxiety disorders. In addition, people who suffer from eating disorders can experience a wide range of physical health complications, including serious heart conditions and kidney failure, which may lead to death.  Recognition of eating disorders as real and treatable diseases, therefore, is critically important. It is estimated that eating disorders affect, approximately 70 million individuals worldwide that struggle with this disorder.  In a single person’s lifetime, approximately 50,000 individuals will die because of this terrifying disease.  Eating disorders know no race, age, class, or gender. It can happen to anyone.  Eating disorders have been present in children as young as three years old and in adults as old as ninety.  However, typical age of onset is anywhere from 12-18 years of age. Contrary to popular belief, an eating disorder is not


just east of Wilson Drive. An initial OPP investigation revealed that a 2002 Red Pontiac Montana van was west bound on Carson Road and for still to be determined reasons it left the roadway, entered the north ditch and struck a tree. The male driver a 61 year old male from Barrie was transported to Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie and then airlifted to Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto with very serious but non-life threatening injuries. If you have any information in regards to these crimes, please contact the Huronia West O.P.P. at (705) 429-3575 or Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-2228477) or submit your information online at if you have any information on this crime or others. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00. OPP remind all motorists, never to leave your motor vehicle unlocked when you are away from it, even for a moment. TRESPASSING AND ILLEGAL PARTIES With Spring and warmer weather, generally also means the end of the school year is near and with it youth initiated parties some conducted on land that they have no right to use. Using property that does not belong to you without permission is trespassing under the Trespass to Property Act of Ontario. If you damage that land by having a bon fire on it you could be charged with Mischief under the Criminal Code of Canada. In many cases in addition to the above possible charges party goers could also be charged again under the Liquor Licence Act of Ontario for “open liquor” or “possession, consumption under 19 years of age” or both. This could mean a very expensive night for everyone. Trespassing on someone’s property to have a party may sound like a good idea at the time, but it is not. And if you don’t get caught think about your friends and them driving home impaired. FRAUD“This one again” Police would like to thank the nice person who attended our office today April 23rd, 2012 and reported that earlier she received in the mail a job offer to be a “Customer Service Evaluator” from a business reported to be from Toronto. It appeared to her as strange since she never applied for any position with that business (first red flag). The papers she received looked official i.e. hard to read, but had copy and paste sections in it one of them her name (second red flag). Enclosed was a cheque for several thousand dollars and breakdown on how the money was to be spent the bulk being with two money transfers. Strange,

solely based on food. Many other contributing factors lead to the emergence of the Disorder(s).  Loss of control, anxiety, guilt, a refusal to grow up and change, and a need for attention are just some of the possible components of an eating disorder, although no defined cause has been established. The three most talked about eating disorders are Anorexia Nervosa (self-starvation), Bulimia Nervosa (bingepurge), and Binge Eating Disorder (bingeing). None of these disorders are easily recognized by the individual, a friend, or even a family member.  However, even if they are recognized, denial usually follows and the disorder goes untreated. A eating disorder is very serious and should not be taken lightly.  Major health hazards including death may occur if an eating disorder goes undetected and untreated.  Help and treatment are available.  Let’s turn our attention on Anorexia Nervosa this is a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss. This disorder is recognized has having four primary symptoms: I will continue with Part two of Eating disorders, in my next column. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please write me or email at We are now offering home visit for one to one counselling. For more information, or to book an appointment please call (705) 533-1579. Anger Release, Building Healthy Relationships and Signs/Dealing with Addictions workshops will be starting in April – May. Seating is limited. For inquiries and cost please call 705-533-1579.

a company you never applied for a job with gives you one and sends you a cheque for thousands of dollars for you to use and of course keep your payment (third red flag). Finally all you have to do to advance your new career is to deposit that cheque and immediately send those money transfers and in this case fill out a short questionnaire (four red flag). Things must be done immediately in this case to catch the bad people at the money transfer companies, but it is really so your bank does not have time to notify you that the cheque you deposited was no good. Sadly the money, your hard earn money you sent was good. Fortunately in the case above your nice person did not lose any money but made the right choice and notified the Police. Please remember some offers sound too good to be true and they ARE TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. For more safety and crime prevention tips, please visit our website at: OPP SPRING SEAT BELT CAMPAIGN WRAPS UP The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has ended its weeklong Spring Seat Belt Campaign and the preliminary numbers are in. From April 14 to 22, 2012, officers checked vehicles throughout the province and laid a total of 5,585 seat belt related charges. The OPP was pleased to see no seat belt related fatalities during the campaign but there were a reported eight (8) people injured in collisions in which seat belt noncompliance was a factor. “Despite the fact that seat belt legislation has been around for over 35 years and has saved countless lives, one in four deceased occupants last year (2011) were not properly restrained,” said OPP Provincial Commander for Traffic Safety, Deputy Commissioner Larry Beechey. “Not just this week, but every week, motorists can expect a zero tolerance approach to seat belt violations. Buckle up - it takes just a few seconds and one click of your seat belt to significantly reduce your chances of serious injury or death in a crash,” added Beechey. In 2011, 71 Ontarians lost their lives in collisions in which seat belt non-compliance was a factor. Non-use of seat belts remains one of the four major causes of persons killed in fatal motor vehicle collisions along with speeding, impaired driving and driving while distracted. The motoring public should remain aware that, as part of its Provincial Traffic Safety Program, the OPP will continue to aggressively enforce all traffic safety laws throughout the year, including seat belt legislation. • Seatbelt non-compliance draws a fine of $240 and two demerit points. • In 2011, 285 people lost their lives in motor vehicle collisions on OPP patrolled roads and in 71 of those deaths, seatbelt non-compliance was a factor. • In 2011, the OPP laid a total of 29, 471 charges of seatbelt non-compliance, up by 3,847 from 2010. MONEY IS LOST AND REPUTATIONS ARE HARMED BY CHARITY FRAUD Donors and Charities Can Protect One Another Opening your heart and your wallet to someone representing an unfamiliar charity or special interest can be hazardous to your wealth, according to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). As Fraud Prevention Month nears an end, some charitable fund-raising campaigns are getting into high gear. Warning signs of charity fraud include: high pressure or threatening telemarketers who want you to contribute immediately; a caller thanks you for a pledge you don’t remember making; or, the charities have ‘copycat names’ which are designed to mislead or deceive their targets. In 2011, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre received 418 Canadian complaints of charity fraud. Of those, 48 people were victimized to the tune of more than $88-thousand. Police believe only five (5) per cent of victims actually report the crime. Members of the OPP Anti-Rackets Branch suggest would-be donors consider the following tips on a yearround basis: Never give out your personal or financial information over the phone, or at the door.  You may wish to make out a cheque payable to the charity. You can mail the cheque later. Call the charity. Find out if they know about the appeal and if it is authorized, and what percentage of your donation they will receive.  You should never feel pressured into making a donation. If you receive a telephone call, ask for the information to be sent to you in writing. Ask how much of your gift will be used directly for the charity. Ask how much will go toward administrative costs. Legitimate charities will have no problem giving you this information. Ask if the charity is registered. Contact Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for the charitable tax number of the charity. Question any discrepancies. At the beginning of each year, decide which charities to support - send your cheques directly to their head office, and feel good about giving. If approached more directly, you can then say that you have already given, and perhaps you will consider their appeal next year when you decide on the charities to support. Responsible charities can do their part to ensure their representatives carry appropriate identification and have information would-be donors may need for each aspect of their operation, such as about how donations are used. FRAUD…Recognize it…Report it…Stop it.

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Huronia Museum Film Series

Wednesday, May 2nd 4: 30 PM and 7:30 PM Galaxy Cinemas, Mountainview Mall, Midland THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD. Director; Joshua Marston Cast: Tristan Halilaj, Sindi Lacej, Refet Abazi, Ilire Vinca Celaj, Cun Lajci Runtime : 108 minutes This film takes us to a small town in northern Albania where time-worn resentments play out with the help of text messaging and video calls. The Forgiveness of Blood works as a powerful story and fascinating procedural account of the logistics of a feud. It simultaneously relays a latent sense of danger and the oppressive boredom of teens implicated in, but alienated from, old world customs and duties and offers an immersive experience of a largely hidden pocket of the world. Tickets are $10 at the door or in advance at the Huronia Museum (705-526-2844). Yearly and seasonal subscriptions are also available.

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(Announcement and attention to the Chamber Members) March 18, 2012. As one of the Chamber’s main objectives is to serve our membership with many benefits, promotional and networking opportunities, the Chamber is committed in promoting our region as a wonderful tourism destination with memorable experiences in a wide range of activities. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Mayors and Councils of the Municipalities of Midland, Penetanguishene, Tiny and Tay for their financial contributions in the past years that greatly assisted the Chamber in providing quality tourism services on behalf of our local business communities. Though our financial status with the Municipalities has changed, we would like assure our Members that the Chamber will continue to provide tourism services on behalf of our members and we will investigate all possibilities of partnership with the Municipalities so that we may continue to work in collaboration in offering the best customer service to our guests. We remain committed to supporting our Members and the local communities. Kathy Stunden-Hall Should you haveBy any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me or Denise Hayes, General Manager. Sincerely, John Walker ‐ President

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The contract is an ambitious 7♠. West leads the ♥T, and a devious Declarer plays the Queen from Dummy, hoping to tempt East into covering. But East plays low, knowing that West would not underlead an Ace against a grand slam. Declarer’s Ace wins the trick and trumps are drawn. Next, Declarer cashes the ♦K, finesses the ♦J, cashes the ♦A and ruffs a Diamond. The ♠Q provides an entry to the long Diamond and that’s 13 tricks for Declarer. Routine stuff, eh?

That may be the normal way to play and defend, but RR doesn’t do normal. To spare himself the chore of thinking (which he finds quite difficult) he lives by certain rules … third hand high … cover an honor with an honor … and many others. So, at Trick 1, RR does cover the ♥Q, gleefully following two rules at one fell swoop! This “mistake” gives Declarer an option. Now, instead of relying on the 50% Diamond finesse, he can triumph whenever Diamonds are 3-2 (a 68% chance) … draw trumps, cash the ♦K, cross to the ♦A, pitch a Diamond on the Rabbit-created Heart winner, and ruff a Diamond. But, alas for Declarer, this fails when Diamonds are 4-1 and he goes down in his cold grand. RR strikes again! If the Hog had been sitting East he also would have covered with the ♥K at Trick 1. But in his case the Hog would (somehow) have divined that it was the winning play and we can still hear him chortling in between celebratory gulps of Chateau Margaux 94 (perhaps some of them even from his own glass). Visit for more about the fascinating game of bridge or email For games in Barrie see For games in Midland see

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or the fact that it is just as addictive as smoking. It was this lack of information which led the youth who designed the campaign, which features a billboard, school posters and an online presence, to name it Know What’s In Your Mouth. The youth were hired by the health unit to work over the summer and fall of 2011 to develop peer-to-peer messaging around tobacco use prevention. They chose to focus on chew tobacco because its use is becoming more common among young people in the region. Along with the promotional materials and information about youth and chew tobacco on the health unit’s website, an implementation kit has been provided to secondary schools in Orillia, allowing youth in each school to take the lead and share it with their fellow students. Each kit includes a trivia game, P.A. announcements and giveaways, along with other chew tobacco resources. Know What’s in Your Mouth is anticipated to be offered to all Simcoe Muskoka secondary schools in the fall. For more information about chew tobacco and the campaign call Your Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877721-7520 from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or visit or

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GBGH Improvement and Sustainability Plan

MIDLAND Georgian Bay General Hospital has begun the implementation phase of a Hospital Improvement and Sustainability Plan (HISP) review that began last fall that puts the focus on front-line care. The Board of Directors has approved the final report and the hospital will move forward with 62 initiatives aimed at improving the quality of patient care over the next six to 12 months. The review, which began last September with PRISM Consulting, was a comprehensive evaluation and assessment of the organization that considered everything from clinical best practices to support services and governance at the board level. “The review was prompted by the need to deliver quality care to our patients. We were also able to find some savings and that is a welcome consequence given the fiscal restraint hospitals will face this year and in the future,” President and CEO Paul Heinrich said. “It is important to note the consultants found us to be a very efficient and effective organization and the credit goes to everyone involved in the operation. “Our hospital has managed a balanced budget for three years in a row and that is something we can all be proud of. Greater fiscal challenges are ahead: program growth and investment to meet the needs of our patients; the end of a two-year wage freeze; union settlements not funded in operational dollars from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care; and, pressure to renew our aging infrastructure,” Mr. Heinrich noted. “Knowing the economic climate we needed to ask ourselves, ‘are we doing our best’.” While the review found savings, it also made recommendations for investments needed to enhance service. The savings identified in the report will help to fund the reinvestments. The first major initiative that will provide savings is divestment of the laundry service to a private provider. The initiative will result in the reassignment of 7 FTEs and a savings of $470,000 over the next five years. It is expected to be complete by July 27. The second substantial recommendation is the consolidation of food services (kitchen) to one site for an estimated savings of more than $700,000 per year. Among the recommendations for investment are: developing a business case for increased resources in Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy; implement Patient Order Sets; security monitoring equipment at the Penetanguishene site; voice recognition for transcription; patient wrist bands and, staff development. Other recommendations that will be initiated in the next six to 12 months include: • Emphasize quality, risk & safety skills in future Board member recruitment ; • Invest in medical affairs/leadership development; • Maximize Ontario Telemedicine Network; • Develop a business case for additional occupational therapist and physiotherapists; • Develop a business case for provision of laboratory services; • Update Policy & Procedure for revenue collection and bad debts; • Update Policy & Procedure for the collection of OHIP and uninsured revenues; • Develop process for collecting revenue from uninsured patients at time of service; • Update Policy & Procedure to capture & invoice billable patient services in ED; • Maximize purchases from Group Purchasing Organizations; • Align preferred accommodation rates with partner hospitals; • Invest in the leadership development of GBGH staff to support among other things, the Lean Management System Contact: Jackie McLauchlin-Welch Director, Communications & Engagement 705-526-1300 ext 5016.

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Recently, there has been an announcement that Kingston Penitentiary will be closed. Now there is speculation as to the future of the facility. Heritage advocates will be watching closely. In 1990, the structure was designated as a national heritage site. Originally constructed in 1833-1834, and officially opened on June 1st, 1835 as the ‘Provincial Penitentiary of the Province of Upper Canada’, it is one of the oldest prisons in continuous use in the world. The layout of the prison, with an imposing front gate leading to a cross-shaped cellblock and workshops to the rear, was the model for other federal prisons for more than a century. It’s 19th-century classical architecture was built with local stone. A few years ago, members of Heritage Committee members saw a presentation about the adaptive re-use of buildings. One building had been a prison. Now it is a place of calm, peace and beauty. It was transformed into a combination of art gallery and retreat. The old stone glows, the arches invite participants to move into secluded places: flowers, shrubs and trees were placed to attract not only participants, but birds and butterflies. Locally, the Gibson Centre building in Alliston is a stunning re-use of an old factory. The jail in Guelph has been converted into office space and a museum. And currently there are plans for adaptive re-use of the Don Jail, Toronto. With the location of the Kingston Pen so close to the river, and Fort Henry and other landmarks, this could become an outstanding addition to tourism for the city. Hopefully, there are citizens of the community that can make such a thing happen.

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MCC has partnered with Midland’s own ShopMidland for a site that will provide up-to-date information on what is happening at the MCC that is accessible from anywhere in the world. Designed by ShopMidland, the interactive site features an on-line Box Office that will allow the community to purchase tickets by seat and print them off all from the comfort of home. The team at ShopMidland will also be the volunteer webmasters in order to provide users with timely updates on each new show and event. The site will allow the MCC to connect with locals, tourists, cottagers, and weekend visitors looking to plan their stay in Midland from their home and have their tickets in hand before they leave home. Funding for the site development was provided through a Trillium grant the MCC received for project costs. Totalling 30,000 square feet over two floors, the MCC, on the southeast corner of King and Elizabeth Streets in Downtown Midland, will provide a focus for cultural activities in North Simcoe. Spearheaded by The Weber Foundation, a private foundation established by Reinhart Weber and his family, the MCC will cost more than $7,500,000 to build and represents one of the largest single donations in the history of Simcoe County. The MCC will be home to two art galleries as the new home of Quest Art School and Gallery and a 125-seat theatre that will become the home of Huronia Players. The Rotary Auditorium will be a 300-seat multi-purpose facility that will accommodate theatrical, music and dance performances, films, lectures, conferences and conventions. It will be equipped to serve gourmet meals to 150 people and will be a site for community celebrations and corporate events. The Roxy Café will be open to the public serving lunches and coffee and pastries throughout the day. The MCC will also provide open spaces for meetings, teaching sessions, small performances and gathering spaces.

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Business Pro Course Offers Real-World Work Experience for Adult Learners

The Business Professional Course, offered at the Barrie Learning Centre, is an 18-week course for adult learners who want to acquire business and computer skills to help start or re-start their careers. The public school board designs the program to enhance students’ English, Math, and computer skills while also giving them some realworld work experience. Business support positions require office procedure skills, excellent customer service skills and computer skills (including word processing, spreadsheets and databases). Students will acquire these skills as well as a typing speed of 45-60 wpm, efficient and effective work habits, and good teamwork skills. An accounting program is also offered as an elective. For further information about the Business Professional program, visit the Barrie Learning Centre at 320 Bayfield Street, or call 705-725-8360 extension 0 to make an appointment with a counselor.

The first visible symbol of what is to come at Georgian Bay General Hospital when the Emergency Department redevelopment gets going took place on November 23. Geological drilling is the first step on the road to $12million department. On hand were GBGH Chief Nursing Executive Barbara Guidolin, President and CEO Paul Heinrich, Manager Sheree Noon, Chief of Emergency Dr. David Bayfield,GBGH board chair Brian Scott, Foundation president Lyn Wolfhard, Foundation Director John Lister, hospital Chief Financial Officer Cathy van Leipsig, Director Dianne Sofarelli, Director John Parker, Tay Township Mayor Scott Warnock and Midland Mayor Gord McKay. When the Three Musketeers candy bar was introduced in 1932, it was divided into three sections: one vanilla, one strawberry, and one chocolate. The latter proved the most popular flavor, so the candy was later changed to all chocolate.

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Stanton Announces Diamond Jubilee Panel and Call for Nominations

Simcoe North M.P. Bruce Stanton announced the membership of the Simcoe North Advisory Panel on the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and put out the call for nominations for the allotment of 30 medals being provided to Members of Parliament. In order to ensure that the most deserving nominations receive the prestigious honour of the Diamond Jubilee Medal, M.P. Stanton established the Simcoe North Advisory Panel on the Queen’s Jubilee Medal to review all nominations. The Panel, which Stanton will chair in a non-voting capacity, has seven other members: Allan Vallee, Anita Dubeau, Carey Moran, Jane Ball, Paul Delaney, Robert Douglas and Steve Clarke. Photos

and biographical information is below. To nominate someone for Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, please complete the nomination form available at A backgrounder with an overview of the Diamond Jubilee Medal program, eligibility criteria and contact information is also available on the site. All nominations must be received by June 30, 2012. For more information, please contact: James Nicol Executive Assistant Office of Bruce Stanton, M.P. Simcoe North (705) 327-0513

In this week’s article, I wanted to go into further detail on the measures in the budget relating to jobs. As we all know, Canada has fared better than most other countries, but we did not come out of the recent economic downturn unscathed. Investments from all levels of government, such as the Economic Action Plan, helped cushion the blow, and provided support to businesses, helping them add almost 700,000 new jobs since the recovery began in July 2009 – 90% of which are full-time positions. The federal government is looking to build on this solid foundation with Budget 2012, and job creation is one of the primary areas of focus. Among other measures, there is an extension of the temporary Hiring Credit for small business – a suggestion that was made a number of times during my pre-budget consultations. This is a credit of up to $1,000 against a small employer’s increase in their 2012 Employment Insurance (EI) premiums over those paid in 2011. This temporary credit will benefit an estimated 536,000 employers, reducing their 2012 payroll costs by a total of $205 million. There are also investments to connect Canadians looking for work, with businesses looking to hire. To that end, $21 million has

McNamara Powerline Atom AE • Georgian Bay C Consolation Champions What an amazing end to a wonderful season. The McNamara Powerline Atom AE team placed second in the regular season, being beaten out of the top spot by Collingwood. We were the only team to win against them in the entire season. The team went on to face 6 teams in the round robin, two of which were rep teams that landed in our playoff division. Our Coyotes played and landed 3rd at the end of the round robin. This placed them in the Georgian Bay Atom AE C consolation championship facing the Coldwater Wildcat Rep team. The series was exciting and a nail biter. The first game went to Elmvale with a 2- 1 win, the second was a 1 -1 tie and the third was a 6-1 win for Elmvale. Game four was won by Coldwater in the last 50

seconds of overtime with a final score of 3-2. They went into game 5 of the championship with two wins and a tie, needing only a tie to end the series as consolation champs. The game was not an easy battle, Coldwater gave our Coyotes a fight. With Coldwater up 2-0 in the second period, Elmvale fought back hard turning the score around in the third period to a 3-2 lead.. Coldwater was not going to give up that easy and pulled their goalie in the last minute of the game trying to force an overtime period. Our Coyotes dug deep, played defensively as their coaches asked and held them off which made them the Georgian Bay Aom AE C Consolation Champions. Thank you to our sponsors McNamara Powerline and the Elmvale Minor Hockey Association

. Huge thanks to the coaching staff for their commitment, time and dedication to the team. Thanks for • Giving our children hockey skills as well as life skills which they will carry both on and off the ice moving forward. • For teaching them how to persevere through tough times, to keep a level head and not give up. • How to work together to reach a common goal of success, and that hockey is in deed a team sport! • Most importantly, that each and every player on the team was valuable! Thank you to all the players on the team for making it an exciting season and a pleasure to watch. Congratulations Elmvale Atom AE Georgian Bay Consolation Champions!

been devoted to enhancing the information provided to EI claimants to help their job search; clarifying what is required of EI claimants while they are looking for work; and creating a link between the EI program and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to make qualified Canadians aware of vacancies, while ensuring temporary foreign workers are employed where they’re needed most. One final item from the budget on the issue of jobs that I wanted to let you know about is the nation-wide EI pilot project Working While on Claim. Under the current EI rules, recipients of EI can work part-time and earn $50 per week or 25% of their weekly benefits, whichever is higher, without any corresponding reduction in their EI benefits. In order to ensure that EI recipients are incentivized to get back into the workforce, the Working While on Claim project allows EI recipients to now earn the greater of $75 or 40% of their weekly benefits without a reduction in their EI. If you would like more information on these, and other job-related measures in Budget 2012, please visit For more general information on Budget 2012, please visit my site, www.brucestanton. ca, or

Trinity Church has a new Minster - The Rev. Canon Donald Butler. Trinity Anglican Church in downtown Barrie is pleased to announce its new leader the Rev. Canon Donald Butler. Canon Donald began his ministry at Trinity effective March 25th conducting the last Lenten Lunch series called “The Parables of Jesus.” A selection committee was struck in the wake of Trinity Church’s congregation split in January 2011 and, after an exhaustive search and a unanimous committee vote, Canon Donald was offered the position. For the last 21 years, he led the Church of Nativity in Scarborough, Ontario, where he grew the congregation 500 per cent to its current 250plus families. Canon Donald has a reputation as a forward thinker who encourages people to reach outside their norm and visualize positive change in their lives. He is a family man and also serves on various boards outside the church. During the last 15 months Trinity parishioners have been supported by the ministry of The Rev. Elizabeth Morley as their Interim Priest, with the assistance of part-time Interim Associate Priest The Rev. Janet Mitchell, who also presides over St. Peter’s parish in Minesing. In his opening remarks, Canon Donald thanked both ministers for their dedicated leadership and ministries in nurturing Trinity worshippers during a challenging time, and said he’s pleased to start his ministry at Trinity as it begins a new era. Trinity Church invites everyone to come and learn about God through Canon Donald’s ministry as this congregation starts a new chapter. Regular Sunday services are at 8AM and with family services at 10AM. Nursery and Sunday school for youth are both available. For more information, contact Canon Donald at 705-7282691 or visit


McNamara Powerline Atom AE - Back row left to right Trainer Dave Crowder, Head Coach Doug Robertson, Trainer Ken Corriveau Middle row Isaak Mcginnis, Cole Finlay, Ethan Faris, Kyle Roberston,Tyler Scott, Tanner Corriveau, Robbie Tolles Front row Brendan Scott, Noah Parnell, Carter Crowder, Jacob Sanderson, Noah Dion, Raymond Haring Missing - Manager Colleen Mcginnis and Assistant Coach Tim Dion

Township of Tiny Summer Recreation Program Registration is Now Open! Take advantage of the Township’s excellent summer day camps. Tiny camps offer a safe, stimulating child-centered environment with a variety of programming and day trips to suit a variety of age groups. Camps are available to kids aged 4 to 15 and run from July to August. Don’t miss out on the fun, register early! The Township’s Golf Clinic has become so popular that two additional clinics have been added to the roster this spring. Offered at the Brooklea Golf and Country Club and the Midland Golf and Country Club, the golf clinic is open

to all levels of golfers and offers instruction at the driving range, the chipping greens, the putting greens and 9 holes of golf. At $87, you can’t beat the price for three days of instruction and a game of golf. Soccer continues to be a popular summer program for children. Running from July 11th to August 29th, the soccer program is open to age groups ranging from 3 years of age to 12 years of age. Registration is $70 per child and includes a soccer jersey, an individual and team photo, certificate of participation and a Timbits soccer medal. The Township of Tiny would like to thank Tim Hortons for their three-year sponsorship commitment which includes the supply of soccer jersey t-shirts, soccer balls, coaches shirts and Timbits soccer medals. Volunteer soccer coaches wanted! Please contact the Township if you are interested in coaching soccer this year.

As part of the 2012 Budget, the Township of Tiny Council has approved the reconstruction of Balm Beach Road West from Lesperance Service Centre (287 Balm Beach Road West) to Tiny Beaches Road South. The reconstruction will include improvements to drainage, relocation of ditches, provision of bike lanes in each direction, selective permit parking areas along the north side, a walking lane along the south side and various improvements to intersections. Improvements will also be made to the Parent Park parking lot including asphalting and pay parking. Construction works will commence April 16, 2012, weather permitting, with all work to be completed by June 2012. It is our hope to minimize any impact to residents and businesses and ask for your patience during the construction period. “The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.”-Ursula K. LeGuin “All animals, except man, know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it.” -- Samuel Butler

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ELMVALE LADIES’ AFTERNOON CURLING Another successful curling season has ended with the banquet held on April 11 for all the ladies of the club. A very nice dinner was catered by ValleyFarm Market who are also the sponsors for our much enjoyed January Bonspiel. Prizes were handed out to the winners of all schedules. Hopefully over the summer months we will be able to get some new members and rejuvenate our Wednesday night league. Thanks go to our members who organized events and served meals over the past season. Special Thanks to our manager Mike Townes and our ice maker Bryan Wilson who always made sure we had excellent ice to curl on. Please watch the Springwater News for the advertisement for the Annual General Meeting and registration in September. Over the summer talk to your friends and encourage them to come and curl in Elmvale.

Foodland trophy winners (2nd schedule) Norma Norwood, Sandy Owen, Joyce Berube and (spare)

This is Melissa and Amber Wise, while camera shy mom and dad, along with Lorne and Wanda enjoyed a drink by the pool.

Carole’s trophy winners (1st schedule) Lucille Kennedy, Sandy Owen, Kelly Foster, Marlene Tinney and Carole Huth making the presentation

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Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s (RVH) Patient Food Services staff, Rebecca Jacques (centre) and Beryl Green (left), were on hand recently to help George Deason celebrate his 99th birthday. Deason is a Meals on Wheels volunteer who, since 1984, has picked up hot meals from RVH and transported them to Innisfil where volunteers then deliver them to the residents.  Every week RVH prepares 725 meals for the community through Meals on Wheels programs.  For his dedication and determination to keep on giving back to his community, especially at almost one hundred years of age, RVH’s Patient Food Services team created a special birthday cake. The team was there to applaud Deason, a man they clearly find inspirational.


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Wed. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Kids Awana Group at Waverley Gospel Hall SK to GR 6. We pick up scrap cars, trucks and metals. Second Wed: 6.30 - 8.30 pm Georgian Bay Coin and Stamp Call 705-527-9534 "TSuperstore, RIMMING & RBeach. EMOVAL Club Real Canadian Wasaga Peter"534-3771 Wed: 7 pm Euchre at Sunnidale Corners Hall! All"ages and "EXPERIENCED & INSURED Wine: 6:30pm. 7pm, Tickets experience levels are welcome. IREWOOD" "F April 26 7-8:30 pm Irlen Syndrome Meeting Zehrs’ Community 2nd Wed 7 - 8: 30 pm.- Wasaga and area Cancer Support group Carl survivors, 705-835-5383. can be faxed - (705) 322-8393, called to - 322-2249 meetings open to all cancer caregivers and family Room Bayfield St Barrie ON Fran Stenclik 705 719 – 0549 Sat. Apr. 28: 8 pm Paul Oscher “Alone with the Blues” www. or e-mailed to - members at Body ‘n Balance Physiotherapy - 950 Mosley Street, or 705-687-2117 Mon - Fri at 11 - 1:30, Country Kitchen is open at ARMY Wasaga Beach. Call (705) 429 - 9619 for details. April 27-7:30pm Songwriters Showcase in Alliston. Featured Last Wed 7 - 8 pm.  - Wasaga and area Stroke Support NAVY/AIR FORCE CLUB, 7 George Street, Barrie 728-8240 Katherine Wheatley and Rosemary Phelan. Show Mon. Aphasia Communication Group - The Stroke Recovery Group meetings held at Body‘n Balance starts at. Cafe style seating 416 722 9795 Physiotherapy - 429-9619 Association (Barrie and District). All sessions free 737-9202. April 27-Army, Navy, Air Force Club, 7 George St. Every Wednesday nightCleanups at 7:30 Euchre. of Yards & Homes Mon: 9 am. Coffee Club and Art Group - 9:30 am Pool and 10 in Barrie bluegrass night. ARMY NAVY/AIR Small FORCE CLUB, 7 am Tiny Stitches The Place 300 Balm Beach Rd. Perkinsfield Moves • Pickups & Deliveries April 27/28/29 Midland Rec Center Shriners Annual 728-8240 Mon: 10 to 11:30 or 7:30 to 9 pm Ladies Interdenominational George Street, Barrie Short Notice • Prompt Courteous WhoService do you know ... Spring Home Show 705-527-1076 First Wed. of month: 7 pm Hillsdale Bible Study at Willow Creek Church 2387 Gill Rd. 722-7582 • Reasonable Rates • celebrating any of these Apr 27  DA the DJ at Barrie ANAF Club That is Mon to Fri: Country Kitchen at the Barrie ANAF Club is open Parks and Rec meet in the Community special events? • Call anytime 322-3913 • Apr 28 Brereton Field Naturalists NORTH Centre. 835-5240 Monday to Friday  11:00 am to 1:30 pm. * Birth of a child SIMCOE RAILTRAIL CLEANUP. 737-3978. Depart Wed. 7:30 pm Cribbage at Barrie * Wedding Mon: 1 p.m. Elmvale Community Hall, euchre/bid euchre from Little Lake Parking Lot at 9:00 a.m. www. Mon: 6:30 - 8 pm @ HCES SEVENTY8 All gr. 7&8 students Legion. * New to the area Wed: 7:30 Euchre at the ANAF Club * Special Anniversary, 25/40/50/60 are welcome join in awesome games and challenges. A ministry Apr 28 Keep Them Dancing at Barrie ANAF Club A special KEEPSAKE GIFT is Barrie of Elmvale Community Church. Apr 28 Two sittings: 5:00 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. available compliments of the 3rd Wed of the month: 10 am – noon Mon: 7 pm Midland District Railroad Club at Huronia Airport following community-minded Midhurst United Church, 91 Doran Road, Midhurst, The Dutch Canadian coffee club meets in - basement of white building 705-526-3461 business and professional people: Spring Roast Beef Dinner, 705 734 3674 Mon: 7 pm Texas Hold em Tournament at the Maple Valley Georgian Mall food court by elevator. Apr 28, 7:30 pm CELEBRATING SUDS St. Paul’s Whitfield Guardian Pharmacy 4th Wed. 7:30. Horticultural Society Sports Club. All Welcome Lynn-Stone Funeral Home United Church, 705-487-6724 meets Elmvale Legion Mon: Euchre 7:30 p.m. RCL Barrie Thurs: 9 am Coffee Club- 10-3 p.m. The Bodyworks & Collision Centre Apr 28-A Ride to Conquer Cancer fundraiser will 2nd Mon.: 7 p.m., Wasaga Beach Community Presbyterian De Groot Sand & Gravel Ltd. take place tonight 6 - 10 pm at The Italian Bakery, 200 Tiny Stitchers The Place Perkinsfield, Church, 208 Mosley St., “Alzheimer Caregiver Support Group” Springwater News Wellington St. Barrie. Last Mon.: 7 p.m., Bayfield House Retirement Lodge, 5 Beck 526-5074 Ian Vasey Certified Accountant Apr 28 7:30pm-Double Door Studios and Gallery will First Thurs 7 pm Midland District Blvd. Penetang, “Alzheimer Caregiver Support Group” Springwater Garden Centre Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 9 am-3:30 pm Elmvale Adult Day Out Camera Club meets the first Thurs. Please call Moira King 322-3184 host Nancy Dutra & Roy Hickling at 4004 Horseshoe Valley Road West, Anten Mills Program at United Church Manse. Social activation/assistance of the month Sept - June at the North Apr 28 – Yuk Yuk’s Wasaga Countrylife Resort, 91 Simcoe Sports and Rec Centre.   www. w/daily living activities 549-6277 Theme Park Drive. 705-429-5267. Tues: 9:30 Coffee Club - 12:30 Bid Euchre @ The Place Apr 29-Kevin Firth 2nd Thurs 7 - 9 pm. The Barrie District Tues. 6-7 pm Painting Classes for ages 5-12 @ Creative Apr 30 7 pm Bayfield House Penetang 722-1066 Stamp Club, (Chapter 73 of the Royal Madness 322-6588 Moving into the  The Alzheimer Society of Greater Simcoe County’s Tues. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 pm Waverley Youth Group at Waverley Philatelic Society) meets until June support groups connect family and friends caring for a Community or (inclusive) at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Gospel Hall.  GRADES 7 & UP.  Free - All Welcome person with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias, having a Baby? 1st & 3rd Tuesday 6:30 Georgian Bay Coin and Stamp Club Church, Owen & Worsley Streets, Barrie, to education and coping strategies in a safe place, while First Tuesday, in Midland North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Draw Table, Silent Auction and Club Sales We have gifts and challenges and successes. Centre, . 3rd Thurs, at the Prime Time Club, 1724 Mosley Street, Circuit binders available monthly. 735information for you! sharing Mon, April 30 & Tues, May 1, from 9am – 12:30pm 6009. Wasaga Beach. 705-534-3771 Please call Linda at (both mornings) 55 Alive Driver Refresher Course 3rd Thurs. 9:30-11 am coffee party St. 3rd Tues The Bay Photography Club meets September to June, 705 429-6846 delivered North Simcoe Sport & Recreation Centre. 6:30 to 9:00 pm at the Wasaga Beach Christian Church, 268 Main Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Hillsdale till or Katherine (Midhurst) Register at Askennonia Senior Centre, 526-7609. Apr. 19, 2012. St., May 2 Brereton Field Naturalists explore The Gables. at 705 796-5323 3rd Thurs: 10 am - noon - The raging granTues: 7-9 Wasaga Beach Toastmasters at the Library 429-6416 705-737-2580 Tues. 7 pm Bid Euchre at Bayshore Seniors Club Woodland nies meet at Woods Park retirement facility May 2 10a.m. The Hear Here Group, a social/support group for 110 Lillian Cres. in Barrie. 322-1575 . Beach. Welcome! 4th Thurs: 1-3 Nottawasaga Bay Stroke Recovery meet at 135, older adults meeting at St Mary’s Church, 65 Amelia St Barrie. Tues. 7 pm Chess (beginners and advanced) at Bayshore Seniors, 32nd St. in Wasaga Beach Guests Ross at the Canadian Hearing Society 705 737-3190 ext. 255 Woodland Beach 2000 TBRN May 4 6:45 pm Annual Italian Dinner Night St. Andrew’s speakers 429-9571 Tues. 7:30 pm: Bid Euchre and darts 4th Thurs: 1:30 pm Diabetes Presbyterian Church Coldwater: Spaghetti with meat sauce, Barrie Legion support group meets at the Health Lasagna, Salad and Dessert.  705 686-3648 Tues. 8 pm Elmvale Legion - First Tues, May 4 – Friends of Nancy Island/Wasaga Beach Park War of and Wellness Center at Penetang General Meeting - Last Tues. Executive 1812 Feast of 1812 Dinner in honour of the H.M.S. Nancy that General Hospital549-0881 meeting Need someone to talk to 4th Thurs. 3-5 pm Parkinson’s sunk August 14, 1814 in the Battle of the Nottawasaga during the First Tuesday 6:30 - 8:30 pm Georgian about mental health or addiction? Bay Coin and Stamp Club meets in Mid- Call the CAMH Telephone Support line at support group meetings at the War of 1812. 705-429-2516 for tickets. May 4 7 p.m. – 9– PJ Party Youth Dance Wasaga RecPlex, Superstore Midland 526-9170. land, North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Thurs. 7 - 10 pm Good Vibes Grades 5 to 8 only. 705-429-2247 Centre 527 Len Self Boulevard 534-3771 Fri. May 4 8:00pm Barrie RCL 728-4002 GERALD Monday to Friday, 3:00 to 9:00 pm Coffeehouse at Mount St. Louis 3rd Tues.: 9:30am/7 p.m. Alzheimer SoConfidential telephone support provided by volunteers Road and 4th of Oro-Medonte - DEWEY Sings Country Classic Rock ciety Office, 12 Fairview Rd. Unit. 103, Sat. May 5  8 pm Barrie RCL 728-4002 DOC’S Open Stage Barrie “Alzheimer Caregiver Support Thurs. 7 pm Bid Euchre at the Georgian Shores Swinging ENTERTAIMENT...D J  Dance The Night Away Group” May 5 6:15 p.m– Lighthouse Church Newfie Nite Wasaga Wed: 9 am Coffee Club - 10 am Pool - 12:30 pm Games After- Seniors Centre, 526-5074 RecPlex. Thurs. 7 pm Blue Grass Music at Barrie RCL noon 1st/3rd - 2nd Wednesday - 1:30 pm Camera Club Georgian May 5: 5 & 6 pm Spaghetti Dinner at Wyevale Community Hall Thurs. 7 pm - Elmvale Com Hall Euchre/Bid Euchre Lunch. Bay Swinging Seniors “The Place” 300 Balm Beach Road Fri: 9:30 a.m. Coffee Club - 9:30 Pool, 12:30 p.m. Bridge – Tickets at 322-2624 First Wed. of month: 9-11 am coffee party, St. Peters Anglican May 5 – Art Show Wasaga RecPlex.429-3147 Admission $2.50 – Includes Coffee/Tea/Cookies Georgian Shores Church, Minesing May 5 10 a.m. – 5 p.m– Model Train Auction St. Patrick Hall. First Wed/Month: Regular meeting of the Georgian Bay Métis Swinging Seniors “The Place”, Perkinsfield, 705-526-5074 Time: . Bill Payne at 705-429-2762 Fri: 5:30 pm Wasaga Beach Lions Bingo at RecPlex 429-3331 Council in the office at 355 Cranston Cres. Midland 526-6335 May 5 Brereton Field Naturalists look for SPRING Last Friday of each month Elmvale Ladies Auxiliary of Royal Wed Mornings 9-12 Mom’s & Tots (Dads too) St. John’s United EPHEMERALS: Woodland Wildflowers. Depart 8:45 am from Canadian Legion monthly supper $8.from 5 to 7pm Church, Elmvale Fun for preschoolers and caregivers Fri.: 6 pm - Full course meals RCL Barrie $8 Reservations Little Lake Parking Lot. Second meeting place: Copeland Forest Wed: 9:30-1:30 am Preschool playgroup at St. Peter’s Anglican parking area off Ingram Rd, Church in Minesing. Crafts, songs, stories and snacks. 1st Wed of required, 728-4002 May 5/6… Thornbury “Get Growing” Garden Show! www. 1st Friday of the month “KID ZONE” Elmvale Presbyterian the month--Ontario Early Years. Church, 22 Queen St., E.  Children J.K. to Grade 8 welcome. Wacky Wed: 12-1:00 Lunch, $6 at Barrie Legion. 728-1412 May 6 10 a.m– Hike for Hospice Palliative Care Wasaga Every Friday 6pm Minesing United Church Youth Group Jr. Wed: 12:30 Euchre at Wasaga Beach United Church 361-2022. RecPlex, 7 km hike traveling along the shore of the bay. www. 3rd Wed of month: 2-4 pm Vet’s Day at the Elmvale Legion Youth Grade 5-6, Sr. Youth Grade 7-12 705-737-5322 Fri. 7 pm – Euchre, Ladies Auxiliary, Branch 262, RC Legion, Branch 262. Everyone welcome. Monday May 7 FASHION SHOW 1:30 - 4 pm The Place Wed – Tai Chi at Elmvale Presbyterian Church, April 11 – June Elmvale (upstairs). Fashions presented by Alia/Tanjay, gifts and door prizes, light Fri.: 9 pm KARAOKE NITE Maple Valley Sports Bar 27, 4 – 5 p.m. 705-322-3840 Sat: 3pm Meat Darts Bbq at Legion, Branch 147, Barrie,                      refreshments, cash bar. Arlene Maddock 705 533 2818. Wed. 5:15–6:30 pm Springwater Township Rotary Club meet May 7: 12:30 Simcoe County Crafts the “Toothbrush Rug” at Sat. 3 pm Meat Darts. ARMY NAVY/AIR FORCE CLUB, 7 Wednesday’s @ Midhurst Library 721.3148 the Museum Midhurst 719-1438 Wednesdays until May:  Nia:  A Mind/Body/Spirit low impact George Street, Barrie 728-8240 May 9: 21st Annual OBWA Woman of the Year Event Best Sat: 4:30 Steak Darts Elmvale Legion. All Welcome! workout combining dance, martial arts & yoga at Midhurst Western Orillia 325 3640 Sun: 9:45 am Knox Flos Presbyterian Church Services Community Centre from 6 to 7 pm.  Suitable for all fitness levels. May 10, Askennonia Senior Centre Pickle Ball tournament for First Sunday of month - Family Breakfast Barrie Royal Contact Debra at 727-8415 or for the Simcoe County District 28 Senior Games. North Simcoe Canadian Legion 410 St. Vincent St. - 11 - 12:30 pm 728-1412 more info and to arrange a free class. Sun. 2-6 All day “Caesar Sport and Recreation Centre Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles Sunday” at the Barrie and Mixed Doubles in age categories 55-64 & 65-74. 526-7609.  Fri. May 11 7:30pm Barrie RCL DJ... THOMAS  Dance Royal Canadian Legion Br. 147 (728-4002) and fun Music All Evening Sat. May 12 8pm Barrie RCL 728-4002 SEABREEZE Old with Doc’s Karaoke  Sun (July/Aug) Church in the Time Rock & Roll May 12 – Arbour Day – Plant a Tree Wasaga Nordic Centre, Pines. Blueberry Trail. 9 a.m. –12 Noon. 705-429-7747 And the Daily Events May 12 Brereton Field Naturalists explore the ARDAGH April 26, The Vagina Monologues, Silent Auction & BLUFFS. 8:30 am from the Little Lake Parking Lot. 727-9071 May 12: 11-2pm Tea & Bake Saleat 380 Zoo Park Rd Wasaga

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Springwater News • Apr. 26, 2012 Edition 363 • Tel: 705.322.2249 Thank You Ritchie: Thanks to our family and friends for their visits, phone calls, cards, gifts, flowers and food. Your overwhelming support is greatly appreciated. Russ and Lynda Jamieson - I would like to thank my family, friends and neighbours for all their help with meals, visits, cards, flowers and getting me to appointments after my complete knee surgery. It was really appreciated. Myrtle

While scientists look for a cure for cancer Be a part of the treatment by donating blood

Two out of every five Canadians will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime, according to the latest statistics from the Canadian Cancer Society. Last year almost 178,000 new patients were diagnosed with cancer. These are mothers, grandparents, children, fathers, friends and neighbours. Radiation and chemotherapy are two forms of cancer treatment that most Canadians have heard of. But red blood cell and platelet transfusions are also used frequently to help restore haemoglobin levels and clotting properties in blood destroyed by the chemotherapy. In fact, it can take up to 5 units of blood a week to help someone with cancer We are encouraging local residents to come and donate at an upcoming Blood Donor Clinic. To book an appointment to donate blood, call 1 888 2 DONATE (1 888 236-6283) or visit Upcoming clinics: Elmvale Community Hall – Saturday May 5th from 9:00am – 12:00pm Midland Best Western – Monday May 7th from 1:00 – 7:30pm Penetanguishene Legion – Wednesday May 9th from 3:00 – 7:30pm

MIDLAND & DISTRICT LAWN BOWLING CLUB (705 - 526 - 8929) Open Week For New Bowlers Mon, Tues, Thurs, May 14th,15th,16th at 1:00pm and 6:30pm Saturday May 19th at 1:00pm. Coaches will be available for Free lessons, Call Liz Walker at 705 - 526 - 7015  Everyone is welcome to share in the fun. The Midland club is located at 660 King St. in a beautiful setting by Little Lake. Website - Nel DeBruyn is available to coach anyone who is visually impaired and wishes to try Lawn Bowling . Give her a call to make arrangements ( 705- 549-7505)

Reforming Co-op Dispute Resolution Process

Proposed amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 (RTA), and the Co-operative Corporations Act would move many co-op tenure disputes from the courts to the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB), the body established under the RTA to resolve rental housing disputes. Changing the tenure dispute resolution process will make the process more efficient, cost effective, and transparent for co-ops and their members. Co-op housing is governed by the Co-operative Corporations Act, which is administered by the Ministry of Finance. Currently co-ops cannot make applications to the Landlord and Tenant Board to resolve tenure disputes. Co-op disputes must be determined by the courts. This process is very time consuming and expensive for nonprofit housing providers, and their residents. Under the proposed legislation, co-ops would be able to apply to the Board to resolve tenure disputes that are based on grounds currently provided for under the RTA. Co-op housing is different from a landlord and tenant relationship. Co-ops have a unique set of rules and policies set out in their bylaws. Co-op members participate democratically in the decision-making process to determine how funds are spent, the amount of rent members will pay and the rules of conduct for members. The most common grounds for evictions include arrears of rent, persistent late payment of rent, and behavioural problems that interfere with other residents’ reasonable enjoyment. Similar grounds for eviction would apply to co-

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Don't miss this important community discussion...

Dear Friends of Huronia Community Foundation, Huronia Community Foundation has partnered with the YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka to host an important discussion on the health of the Canadian Family and the families in our community. I wanted to extend an invitation because I think your insight on this issue would be valuable. The evening of May 1st will be an open opportunity for folks to come and hear Paul Kershaw and his research. This event is an opportunity to listen and have some dialogue about his research and its potential impact on the health of young families. We are not endorsing his solutions but simply providing a vehicle for discussion.  Attached is information on the event and speaker. Date: Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 Time: 6:30p.m.— 8:30p.m. Location: Brooklea Golf Club 8567 Highway 93, Midland ON RSVP:  Andrea Armstrong

LEACH, (Resident of Bluewater Beach FLYNN, Grant ThomasW. Owen “0zzie” (Co-Owner of for over 60 years) - Passed awayRetired at the Georgian Bay McEachern & Flynn Cartage, Sears Canada General Hospital, Midland Sunday, Fire AprilDepartment 22, 2012, SLH, Retired Captain BarrieonVolunteer in his 85th year. Beloved husband of the late Madeline and Member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #147 Waddell. Dear father of Linda, David andatPaul for 37 Years.) Suddenly, but peacefully the Leach Royal and the late Dean Leach. Elaine Frizzell Victoria Hospital, Barrie Step-father on MondayofNovember 24th, and theOzzie late Gary Visitation by 2008. FlynnRogers. of BarrieNo(inService his 80thoryear). Beloved his request. Memorial Donations to the O.S.P.C.A. or husband of 60 years of May (nee Williams). Loving the Cancer Society Marley would be father of Catharine andappreciated. her husbandCondolences Paul, Louise may beand senther to husband Smith Michael, Barbara Flynn and her husband Buzz Carroll. Loving grandfather of Leigh Mahedy, Joan(Marc – Passed awayJennifer suddenly at home on Anne Marley Masson), Marley (Gilbert Thursday March 29, 2012. JoanChristopher Mahedy in her 81st(Jody year Kuiper), Scott Marley (Laura), Smith beloved of Smith the late(Christopher John. LovingSize), motherand of Sean. Becker),wife Leah great Dear sister of Lauren, John (Joan) Spencer. will alsoand be grandfather Carsten, Owen,Joan Liam, Emily remembered her nieces and Bethany. Friends Isabelle. Dearbybrother of theSharon late Monica Paton, survived called ADAMS FUNERAL St. Vincent by herat husband Sandy, and HOME the late445 Joyce Ridley. Street of Cundles Rd.) on Sunday FriendsBarrie called(just at north the STECKLEY-GOODERHAM from 2-4Home, p.m. Funeral Service was held inStreets, the Chapel on Funeral Clapperton and Worsley Barrie Monday April 2,from 20122-4 at 2and o’clock p.m.Funeral FuneralMass services on Wednesday 7-9 p.m. will entrusted Mary’s Parish.65Memorial donations to be held attoStSt. Mary’s Church, Amelia Street, Barrie the OSPCA Barrie Branch27th, would appreciated by the on Thursday November at be 10:00 am. Interment family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Barrie. Memorial donations to the the family through Kidney Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwardedWilliam through www, RITCHIE, F. (Bill) R.N. - Passed away peacefully at his Residence, BarrieSabina with his -family by GALBRAITH, Ethel Mary At the his side on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, in his 62nd year. Wedgewood Manor, Summerside, P.E.I. on Tuesday, Beloved of In Theresa Dear Novemberhusband 18, 2008, her 91st(Nee year.Craddock). Beloved wife of father of Regan (Racheal) of Barrie, Justin (Jodie) of the late Arnold Galbraith. Dear mother of Sabina (John) New Brunswick and Daniel (Chantale) of Barrie. Loved Daniels of Richmond Hill, Jim (Rebecca) of Texas, Dale grandpa of Justice. Son of the late Lloyd and Patsy (Anita) of Newmarket, Heather Zaharychuk of S’side, Ritchie Son-in-law of Patricia and theoflate Adrian David ofand Manitoulin Island, Earl (Vivian) Brampton, Craddock. Brother of John Ritchie of Elmvale, Dan of June (James) Walters of S’side, Lois Travors of S’side Toronto, Pat (Kaela) and Marty (Nicky) all of Barrie. Bill & Donald (Carol) of Sydney, B.C. Also survived by will also be fondlyand remembered by his many Sister brothers 16 grandchildren 7 great grandchildren. of and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends Joyce MacSweyne, Fred Dapp and the late Bert Dapp called at the Lynn-Stone Home, Elmvaletofrom & Marjorie Chambers. Funeral Memorial Donations the 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass was Our Lady Alzheimer Society would be appreciated at and may be of Lourdes Church, Elmvale onFuneral Monday, April Elmvale. 23, 2012 made through the Lynn-Stone Home, at 10:30 a.m. Cremation with interment at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Phelpston. Memorial Donations to the Charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to

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*-- $26 hot dog on Rangers Ballpark menu --*ARLINGTON, Texas - The company that handles concessions for the Texas Rangers said fans at Rangers Ballpark will be able to buy a 1-pound hot dog for $26. Concessions firm Sportsservice said the "Boomstick" R&C Woods Roofing Inc. hot dog, named in honor of right fielder Nelson Cruz, is Asphalt & Rubber topped with shredded cheese, chili, sauteed onions and Over 30 years experience fries, reported Monday. "I don't know 705-527-5442 how many calories are in this thing, but it's got to be ops. If a co-op tenure dispute involves bylaw infractions that 2,000 or 3,000," said Casey Rapp, operations manager have no comparable grounds for eviction under the RTA, the for Sportsservice. "We did a half-pound hot dog during current court-based process would continue to be used. the World Series and wanted to top it," Rapp said. "Our The proposed legislation would not allow co-op company had to have the hot dog made special and we members to apply to the Landlord and Tenant Board to had to find a local bakery to make the bun. The bun is like seek remedies for disputes related to housing charges, a loaf of bread just to hold this thing." maintenance or any other grounds under the Kathleen Robertson of Austin, RTA. The proposed legislation would only affect If you want to drink, Texas was awarded $80,000 by co-op board applications for eviction. Issues that’s your business. a jury of her peers after breaking related to housing charges and maintenance If you want to stop, her ankle tripping over a toddler would continue to be addressed through the cowho was running inside a furniture that’s ours. op’s internal democratic process as mandated by store. The store owners were the Co-operative Corporations Act. understandably surprised by the  The legislation, if passed, would amend the verdict, considering the running Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 and the Cotoddler was her own son. operative Corporations Act. "Age does not bring wisdom, often  There are about 550 not-for-profit housing Orillia 325-6385 it merely changes simple stupidity co-ops in Ontario with 44,000 households, Midland 526-3305 into arrogant conceit." -- Robert representing almost 125,000 people. Bracebridge ~ Heinlein  Non-profit co-ops have played a vital role in 705-646-2491 Ontario’s affordable housing system since And the cardiologist's diet: - If it the 1970s. tastes good, spit it out.

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Directions: Hwy 11. Exit Oro-Medonte Line 14. (Just south of Orillia). Signs posted. Antique furn incl ice box, multi drwr cabinet, blanket boxes, wash stands, trunks, sleights, desks, stools, cottage dressers, parlor tables, sofas, asst chairs, floor & table top gramophones, children’s furn & pool table, doll access, paintings Collectibles incl Shoe Fly rocking horse, butter trough, Quebec heater, granite ware, baskets, insulators & bottles, old tools, phones, cameras, lanterns, lamps, clocks, paintings, brass & cast items, radios, tins, costume jewelry, etc China & Glass incl Shelley & Grindley dinner wares, asst china pcs, cups & saucers, Jadeite, ironstone pitcher & basin Depression, Carnival, crystal, pressed glass, etc COMMENT: This it the beginning of several auctions to be held at our hall for this incredible Estate. Much more than advertised as much is still packed. *********************

MIXED AUCTION of NEW & USED ITEMS SUN. APR. 29th @ 10:30 a.m Viewing & registration at 9:30 a.m.

at DUBEAU AUCTION CENTER. Directions: Hwy 11. Exit Oro-Medonte Line 14. (Just south of Orillia). Signs posted. Large selection of brand new items incl patio furn, garden pots & stands, hsld decor items, bedding & other linens, sporting apparel, golf bags & balls, electronics, toys, tools, gift ware, etc. Used items incl front load washer & dryer, stacking washer & dryer, stove, bookshelves, dressers, bedroom furn, table & chair sets, glass, china, collectibles, etc. Will be a very large auction. *********************** 

CCA welcomes new loan program tailored for youth

Calgary AB - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) welcomes the $500 million Young Farmer Loan program announced today by Agriculture and AgriFood Minister Gerry Ritz and Farm Credit Canada (FCC). The FCC loan program will help qualified producers under the age of 40 borrow the funds they need to invest in agriculture. CCA President Martin Unrau said financing is one of the biggest obstacles facing many young producers wanting to start or expand a farm business. “There are plenty of young people who love agriculture and want to start their own business, but just can’t make the numbers work. Providing young people with the opportunity to secure loans that are tailored to their age and stage in life is crucial to keeping them in the industry,” he said. The CCA demonstrated its own commitment to youth in agriculture in 2010 with the launch of the Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) Development Program. This hugely successful mentorship program pairs beef enthusiasts between the ages of 18 and 35 with beef cattle industry veterans, enabling them to acquire the business acumen,

Clearing Auction Sunday May 6th 11 a.m.

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skills and experiences necessary to become effective industry leaders of tomorrow. “The CYL program has been an astounding success,” Unrau said. “I have no doubts in the abilities of the next generation of cattle producers, and now there is an added incentive to help them succeed.” Gina Teel Manager Canadian Cattlemen’s Association 403-275-8558 x 406 |

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Sat. May 5th - Collectible Auction - Trains, toys, Military, coins, stamps, sports cards - at Dubeau Auction Center - 10:30 am Sun. May 6th - 2nd Auction of the Estate of Francis Jane Wraith Quality antiques incl furniture porcelains, quality glass, pottery, paintings, etc - at Dubeau Auction Center - 10:30 am Fri. Night May 11th - 3rd Auction of the Estate of Francis Jane Wraith- Mixed antique & collectibles, glass, china, furn, books, paintings etc - at Dubeau Auction Center - 5:00 pm Sat. May 19th - Onsite Auction - Contents of Doris Readman of Gravenhurst - Cigar Store Indian, model boats, furniture, glass, china, collectibles, lawn ornaments, Industrial woodworking equipment etc - at 180 McPherson St, Gravenhurst - 10:30 am View online @ 10% BUYER’S PREMIUM. Visa, MasterCard, Interac, Cash

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Announcements / Coming Events

Mother's Day Sale!

T-Zone Elmvale, 15 Yonge Street North, Saturday April 28, 2012 from 3-8pm Check out the latest from Tupperware, It Works, Pampered Chef, Body By Vi, Scentsy, Uppercase Living and much more! Get the perfect Mother's Day Gift this year and avoid the mall!

Town & Country Dance North of Fifty Band April 28, 7 to 11 pm

Living Faith Community Presbyterian Church Baxter $10 / person Advance tickets: Mary 705 424 9830/ Liana 705 424 6358 and at the door Coffee, pop & water available • Fun for everyone Future Dances: May 26, June 16, July 28, August 18, Sept 29 & Oct 20 (Air conditioned)

Hungry? Come to the LUMBERJACK BREAKFAST Mount St. Louis Community Hall Sunday, April 29 - 2 sittings, 9.30 & 11 am. Adults $8, kids $5 for all-you-can-eat sausage, beans, pancakes, & more! For tickets: 835-2527 & 534-4421 The Anglican Church Women are having a

Giant Antique & Collectible Sale Something for Everyone

Sat May 5 • 9 am to 2 pm

KELLY'S PHELPSTON Tavern & Eatery All you can eat

Mother’s Day Brunch

Adults $12.95 Coffee or Tea included 9:30 am to 3 pm Children 10 and under $5.95 plus beverages Closed May 4th, Private Party 705-322-8000 or email

Bungalow for Sale in Elmvale ASKING $189,900.00

24 Centennial Ave - 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms finished basement with 1 bedroom Large back yard with Deck


Saturday April 28th 1pm-3pm Sunday April 29th 10 am - 12 noon Congratulations to

Matthew De Gorter who graduated from

Queen’s University, Kingston, receiving a

BSc in Engineering Physics with Honours. Matthew is currently employed by HATCH, Mississauga, Ontario.

1st Elmvale Scouting Spring Registration

Elmvale Stubbs Hall (across from Foodland)

Win a PAIR OF TICKETS for the Neil Diamond Show (info Page 6) May 5, Elmvale Legion

Answer the following questions and forwarding the answers to this paper by Tuesday May 1.

Trivia Question & Answers

1. Neil Diamond is from the New York City area. Which borough did he grow up in? a. Manhattan b. Queens c. Brooklyn d. Bronx 2. Elvis Presley incorporated a live version of which of these Neil Diamond songs into his Las Vegas show? a. Kentucky Woman b. Cracklin' Rosie c. Sweet Caroline d. Play Me 3. Which song describes an imaginary childhood friend? a. Hey Louis b. Shilo c. Mr.Bojangles d. Juliette

Family & Friends are invited to come and celebrate

Helen Forler’s 85th Birthday at an

Open House • Sat. May 12, 2012 • 2-4 pm Elmvale Legion Hall & John Street Best wishes only!!!

Bayshore Spring Bazaar 2000 Tiny Beaches Rd. South

Sat. May 19: 10 am to 3 pm Knitting, baby crafts, Jewelry, books, decorative art and much more

Celebrating 25 Years at Country Cut & Crafts

(3832 Crossland Road & Flos Rd 11 West) Please join me - Liz McKnight at an

OPEN HOUSE May 19th 2012 • 11 am to 2 pm See you then!

Join us for the

Ashley Todd / Derek Elliott Buck and Doe Saturday, May 26 Elmvale Curling Club 8 pm Music, games, prizes and fun. For tickets call Bill Kidd 705 322 7121 Mel Blanc, the man who lent his voice to renowned characters - including Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Yosemite Sam, and Sylvester the Cat - died of heart disease and emphysema in 1989 at age 81. His epitaph marked a legacy with a dose of humor "That's all folks!"

Fax: 705.322.8393 Cell: 705.321.2653

Girls and Boys Ages 5-17

Cost before June 30 $170.00, after June 30th $185.00 th

Credit Cards are now accepted for payments Leadership, camping, hiking, knots; friendships are all part of the Program. Most of all we have FUN Come out to see a program in progress, call Linda 705322-5067 for more information.

For Sale/Wanted Free Pick up of electronic waste Including appliances, car batteries, BBQs, lawn mowers, old pots & pans, wires & junk metal. (Anything with a cord) Call 705 717 4456 or  705 518 0110


* Older glass, china, furniture, jewelry, LP's, CD's, books, novelties * One piece or entire estates * Call Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm 705-322-3535 or 3484 (after hours)

Prefabricated Steel Buildings & Quonset Huts Prices delivered w/Engineer’s Certificate Future Steel 25” x 36” x 13.5’ $7900 30’ x 50’ x 12’ $15,000 30’ x 40’ x 14’ $14,000 45’ x 60’ x 17’ $19,000 14’ x 24’ x 10’ (residential) $7000 Call 705 322 9209

Cassette tapes - w/music or blanks

Wanting to buy any used cassette tapes 25 cents each Also needing tape cases 25/50/100/// Willing to pay top dollar if in good shape 705 527 8935

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For rent/sale - apt., houses, and halls

3 Bedroom Townhouses

In country setting. Completely renovated. Laminate/ceramics. New kitchen/bath. Freshly painted. Fridge/stove. New windows. Laundry room. $1050 + utilities.


Professionally managed by 3 br/1 bath home for rent in Elmvale, $1050/month includes water. Jacuzzi tub, laundry, garage, nice yard. First and last, plus references. Non-smoker preferred. Call 305-289-4424. Smaller type 1 bedroom home in excellent condition, 6 miles west of Elmvale suitable for single worker or pensioner. Fridge + stove No pets, 1st and last, $750 / mo, utilities included. Available May 1. Call 727 940 4435 Elmvale, 1 bedroom apartment, fridge, stove, parking, no smoking, no pets, first and last, references, utilities included, 675.00 mth, call 705-322-1410 Hillsdale spacious 2 bdrm apt, eat in kitchen, large living room, appliances, parking included, adult building, NO PETS, NO SMOKING. Available May 1. $850 / mo. plus utilities, first and last, references required. Phone Barrie 705-252-2047 Hillsdale Unique store front in restored historic bldg, high traffic area, Hwy. 93, located between Post Office and Dental Office. $650 / mo. plus utilities, first and last, references, available May 1. Two bdrm apartment above store also available, great opportunity to live and work at the same location. Phone Barrie 705-252-2047 Hall - Elmvale Lions Club Hall is available for reunions, anniversaries, dances, parties or whatever. Kitchen included. Call Gary Feehan at 322-3088

Office Space for Rent

Professional Building - 1500 sq. feet can be divided. Well appointed. Plenty of parking available.   Call Dave  705-322-0155 Up to 60 Tables & 500 Chairs for Rent Property of the Elmvale Fall Fair - Rob 790-1772 Elmvale Community Hall - capacity 220 for great dances, beautiful weddings and other super events. Stage and kitchen facilities. For rental call 728-4784 ext. 2055

Weddings, Anniversary Parties, & Birthdays

Orr Lake Golf Club is now renting out its hall for weddings, anniversary parties & birthdays. Seating for up to 175 people. Dancing for up to 200 people. Basic setup, cleanup, in-stock utensils/dishes/linens, and bartender included in rental fee. Catering done fresh in house. Call 705-322-1664, email: Web Site: c

Child Care Offered / Wanted Hello Parents: We are a mother/daughter home daycare providers. We have our CPR, First Aid and Criminal Check. We offer a variety of fun and educational learning environment with guidance and loving care, a big fenced backyard and a large playroom on the main floor. Three buses stop in front of my driveway which go to Good Shepherd Catholic, Minesing Central Public and Frere Andre French Catholic Schools. We take care from age three months and up. Our hours are flexible. Excellent references. Please call for further details. 705-7121.

Help Wanted

Music Director St. John’s United Church, Elmvale, is seeking a Music Director. The complete job description is available at

Rockwood Roofing • Perkinsfield

We are taking applications for full and part-time experienced roofers/shinglers. Must have a drivers licence w/clean abstract and references.

Call John 705 527-2083

Potted Colorado Spruces

Help Wanted – to assist with outdoor property maintenance jobs. Must have own transportation to Wyevale. John 705-322-4993

$25 each or 5 or more - $20 each 705-533-2345 Lafontaine area


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