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These five grandchildren - Sophie, Porter, Ethan, Sean and Mazie would like to announce that at the 96th Annual National Convention of the Catholic Women’s League which was held in Halifax at the Prince George Hotel with 754 spiritual advisors and guests in attendance, their grandmother, Margaret Ann Jacobs, became the National President for Canada. This is a two year term that will This is Margaret Ann (centre) in Halifax take her across Canada and also in the horizon are journeys to the with her niece Carla Elloitt and Holy Land, Rome and shortly, sister Sharon Huska. Indianapolis. Margaret Ann is a retired teacher. Most of her career was with a Grade 8 class at Our Lady of Lourdes Separate School in Elmvale approximately a block from her home. She was the president of the local OLOL CWL, then Regional Chair for the Toronto Archdiocese then President of the Toronto Archdiocese then President of the Ontario Archdiocese which led on to the National Level and her election as President-elect for the CWL of the Canada National Council two years ago. Meanwhile over the years, she has been the chair of various committees and a contributor to Catholic publications. She is the wife of Michael Jacobs and therefore, part owner of this newspaper. We wish the best for Margaret Ann.
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Hockey Night in Simcoe County raises over $200,000 for local charities
SIMCOE COUNTY - On a steamy August night the Barrie Molson Centre was full of hockey fans for an exciting hockey game supporting local charities. Patrick Brown’s ninth annual Hockey Night in Simcoe County was a resounding success with over $200,000 raised for Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH), Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH), Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) and the Barrie Colts Foundation. Many notable NHL players and alumni participated including Aaron Ekblad, Connor McDavid, Mark Scheifele, Matt Beleskey, Bernie Nichollls, Ruan Badenhorst, Mike Keenan, Dan Maloney, Gary Leeman, Ron Hoggarth, Kris King, Darcy Tucker, Shayne Corson, Tanner Pearson, Joseph Blandisi, Mike Gartner, and Dale Hawerchuk along with Canadian-born entertainer Alan Thicke. “Hockey Night was once again an incredible success and proceeds from the game will help RVH develop a child and youth mental health inpatient program,” says Janice Skot, RVH president and CEO. “This is the only region in the province without an inpatient child and youth mental health program and we need to do better for kids in our region who are in mental health crisis. Events like Patrick Brown’s Hockey Night will ensure we can bring this critical and vital service closer to home for youth across the region.” “I am proud that the community participates in this family event each year. The continued support of sponsors, volunteers, organizers and players makes each year even better” said Patrick Brown. “This year $203,500 was raised and will help deliver needed services locally. Thank you to all those who helped make this year a success.” “As a new beneficiary to the expanded Hockey Night in Simcoe County, we’re delighted to join in the excitement and enthusiasm that this event has generated over the years. We want to thank Patrick Brown and his team for continuing to support the health care needs of residents throughout the region by expanding the reach of this innovative fundraiser.” says Pat Campbell, President & CEO, Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital. Jim Payetta, co-owner of the Barrie Colts said, “Once again, Patrick and his team put on an amazing event and have raised much needed funds for local charities, including the Barrie Colts Community Fund. We’re proud to be part of this event and help make it a success. I especially want to acknowledge our former Barrie Colts who made the effort and gave their time to come back to Barrie and support our community. Our whole organization is very proud of them”
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Editor’s Musings We have a couple of boys here from Cochrane Alberta. It was decided that we would go to the 300 acre Canada’s Wonderland site on Monday, August 15th. CW is Canada’s premiere amusement park with more than 200 attractions, 70 rides including 16 rollercoasters and the home to Splash Works, a 20-acre water park. We consisted of five grandchildren - 4, 6, 9, 12 and 13 (shown on the front page)- plus a little nine year old friend, my daughter-in-law and me. Since 4 people already had passes, we only had to purchase four more. Admission to Canada’s Wonderland (which is open from 10-10 each day - May 1st to October 30th) is $63.99 plus HST - $71.19. If you are 1, 2 or 60+, the cost is $42,93. As I read it, a two day pass is exactly the same price but each ticket is personalized so they are nontransferable. A yearly pass costs $89.99 if you purchase more than one and right now you can purchase a 2017 pass for $68.99 which gives you a free admission this year. If you have a yearly pass, you can purchase up to four more tickets for $29.99 each, a $34 savings per person prior to the HST being added. You pay to park as well - $17.70 - $20 inclusive of HST. Preferred parking, closer to the entrance costs $22.12 $25 inclusive. If you want a season’s parking permit, the cost is $45 plus HST. There are numerous places i.e. Costco where you can purchase the tickets for less (including the Canada’s Wonderland site three days in advance). Then there are numerous coupons you can get which lowers the price. And instead of waiting in line, for varying fees, you can buy express tickets where there are no or short lineups so you get more free rides. Sunday night, I searched the Internet. Supposedly I was one of the people that purchased 9500 tickets from a site called horrygroupdeals.com in advance and there was still 12 hours left on the special. The cost was $127.80 for one senior and 3 kids. In a few minutes I had my printable tickets. At the entrance to CW, the scanner burped, along came the security person, ushered us out and began the interrogation. I explained. He mentioned scam. I asked if this happened often. He said all the time. He said as fast as we find one cheat, another one springs up. He advised I call my credit card company as fast as I could. I dialed and with my daughter-in-law’s pass, purchased four tickets at
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a price that would have been almost exactly the same but for the fact one senior’s admission became one regular so it cost $133. Meanwhile, my phonecall came off of hold and the fellow at the CC company listened to my story, checked my account, saw the transaction, said he was cancelling my CC, refunding the charge and that a new card would be available at a local bank in a week or two. Canada’s Wonderland’s promotion says “From worldclass rides, including 2 all-new rides, Skyhawk and Flying Eagles, to live shows and events, to Planet Snoopy – a family favourite, the goal is to provide you with your best day ever!” We split into two groups of 4 plus 4. We waited 55 minutes to get on the first two minute ride. I bought 4 energy drinks from a vendor for $18.05. In one of our local grocery stores, the same four drinks cost $2.65 total. The light lunch of shared drinks, a pizza and 3 or 4 servings of fries amongst eight people cost almost $60. I noticed a comment online where the person mentioned packing a picnic lunch and going back to the car at noon to enjoy it. You used to be able to leave your nap sack on the platform while you rode. Anymore, there are storage lockers which cost about a $1 per hour. You also pay for some of the rides i.e. Jacob’s Ladder our name being Jacobs we thought that might be fun - and the Slingshot to mention only two. If you want to try and win a large teddy bear, the cost was $5. It was dark when we left. Did I have a good time? Anytime with my grand children is a good time. 565 motorcycles from around Ontario assembled at the Midland Legion last September for their Salvation Army Toy ride. With Teddy Bears on tow, they drove through Midland, Tiny Elmvale and back home. They raised $5$7000. In the 33 years that they have done this, there has nary been an accident and the volunteers have raised a lot of money for the cause. It was voted one of the best rides/ causes in Ontario. The Salvation Army’s Commissioner Todd Bassett receives a salary of $13,000 a year to run their $2 billion organization and 93 cents on the dollar goes to charity unlike Unicef (CEO salary of $1.2 million plus a Rolls Royce to drive and only 14 cents of each dollar goes to charity), the Red Cross (39 cents to charity), United Way (51 cents). March of Dies (10 cents to charity), Goodwill (0.00 cents) but I digress. Recently, the volunteers held a meeting and the vote was to ‘Cease and Desist’ with the ride. The group have no major sponsors and everyone worked out of the good of their hearts. Not this year. The police have asked for a fee of $3000 to $5000 for the group to be escorted. In some cases their duties were at major intersections to slow or stop the traffic as groups of these 565 motorcycles passed through. $3000 to $5000 would just about gobble up all the profit the group makes. As the police demand remuneration - sometimes cash only - for security at some fund raising events, the future of the Ride for Dad’s, the Terry Fox run, the run for Breast Cancer and many others will be rethinking their causes. It certainly is a sad day for community fundraisers.
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Submission deadline is September 23, 2016 Midhurst/August 18, 2016 – The County of Simcoe Local Immigration Partnership is now accepting submissions for the 2016 Newcomer Recognition Awards. The event, in its fourth year, recognizes residents, youth, businesses, schools and organizations working to connect and improve the lives of immigrants in Simcoe County. "Help us recognize community leaders who are making an impact to help newcomers transition to life in Simcoe County," said Warden Gerry Marshall. "Thanks to the work of our Local Immigration Partnership and all our community partners, this event grows each year and signals our continued movement towards creating more welcoming, open and diverse communities." The submission deadline is September 23, 2016. Information and nomination materials are available in both English and French at immigration.simcoe.ca. Newcomer Recognition Award categories include: Immigrant Youth (Individual) Immigrant Mentor (Individual) Immigrant Artist (Individual) Immigrant Entrepreneur (Individual) Culturally Diverse Workforce/Welcoming Work Environment (Business/Organization) Marketing and Outreach (Business/Organization) Multiculturalism through Education (School and Individual Educator) Community Champion (Individual) The Simcoe County Local Immigration Partnership was established in 2011 and is funded by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada. The Partnership Council is comprised of numerous community leaders, including representatives from education, policing, libraries, economic development, health, housing family counselling and supports, employment services, settlement services, government, and the United Way of Greater Simcoe County. Visit immigration.simcoe.ca for more information. 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 simcoe.ca. The principal goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done; men and women who are creative, inventive and discoverers, who can be critical and verify, and not accept, everything they are offered. -Jean Piaget, psychologist (9 Aug 1896-1980)
– a word from Craighurst by Lynette Mader firstname.lastname@example.org Dave's dad has sold the family farm. It has been in the family for 49 years - not long by some farm family standards, but it is the only home Dave has known. The memories associated with growing up on a farm are deep and profound. They are not mine - I have my own - but the Mader farm memories are as real to me as if I had been there. I have heard the stories repeated so often at the many family dinners held mostly in the big timber frame kitchen by the warmth of wood burning stove, but sometimes in the elegant turquoise dining room on the good white dining set, and just as often - at least in the years Dave's mom Joan was with us - in the timber frame gazebo out by the pool. The farm had been Joan's idea and it was barely liveable when they bought it. Dave recalls using a twoholer outhouse while new plumbing was installed. Joan threw herself into farming with all the heart of a pioneer, raising sheep, pigs, cows while Dave's dad continued his orthodontist practice, coming home to work the fields at night and on weekends. My first introduction to the farm and Dave's parents was a night of Christmas cookie making in the beautiful kitchen. My mother raised me right and I jumped right in to help mix batter, set the oven timer and scrub the cookie pans afterward - something Dave later told me impressed his mom. "She's the one," Joan whispered to Dave that night. Dave's dad put on a scratchy old record of Wilf Carter Christmas songs. You can't really say you've heard it all until you've heard Wilf Carter yodel Silent Night. It was like scratching fingernails across a blackboard and I must have made some comment because come Christmas day a huge festive occasion at the Mader farm in those blissful years - Dave's dad handed me a small package with a grin. It was my very own Wilf Carter CD. Joannie, the matriarch and inspiration for the Mader family farm passed away from ovarian cancer in 2002 the same month Dave and I moved to Oro Medonte. She never got to see our house in Craighurst. Joan loved bluebirds and our first spring in Craighurst I looked out my bedroom window to see a bluebird - the first I'd ever seen in my life. It was a cold, dreary day and the bluebird was a miracle of colour against a grey backdrop. I felt perhaps Joan was with us, telling us she approved of the new life we were making for ourselves. Frank kept the farm for 14 years after Joan passed away but in the end, with none of the kids able to afford to buy it and his unwillingness to create discord by gifting the farm to any one offspring, he decided to sell. And so this fall, we will step out the back kitchen door, breath in the country air, gaze across the pool and gazebo, and soak up the vista of rolling fields spanning out behind the century barn one last time. And our hearts will break.
Huronia Museum declines donation of SS Keewatin
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SPRINGWATER, AUGUST 10, 2016 – Friends of Simcoe County Forests is calling on Simcoe County to stand behind their twenty-year vision for the municipal forests and stop their plan to permanently destroy the Freele Tract. No where in Council’s twenty-year forestry management plan ‘Simcoe County Forests 2011-2030’ is there discussion of taking a tract of County Forest for the purposes of creating waste management infrastructure or to destroy any section of forest for any other industrial or infrastructure purpose. Simcoe County Forests has a proud history that dates back more than 100 years. What began as an effort to ‘rehabilitate wastelands’ in the early 1900’s apparently is about to devolve into turning one of these tracts back into a wasteland, as home to Council’s unnecessary, multi-million dollar organics facility. ‘The policy of putting these lands under forest management has many arguments in its favour. It will pay as a financial investment; assist in insuring a wood supply; protect the headwaters of streams; provide breeding ground for wild game; provide object lessons in forestry; and prevent citizens from developing under conditions which can end only in failure’. - Final Paragraph of E.J. Zavitz, the Provincial Forester’s 1909 report titled “Reforestation of Waste Lands in Southern Ontario”, which led to the creation and protection of Simcoe County Forests. Even the County acknowledges this history on their own website where they say the Simcoe County Forests were “established to rehabilitate 'wastelands', these forests provide a multitude of environmental, social, and economic benefits to the County including protection of wildlife habitat and water resources, public education, recreation, scientific research and the production of wood products.” “Reading this, it appears that Council has decided that 2016 is the year they ought to renege on over a century of proud history and begin the process of returning county forests to literally wastelands, by dumping household waste in them.” Said Karen White, a Simcoe County community member. “What is most stunning about this decision to create new wastelands is the fact that there were a number of industrial sites available for consideration that were rejected for reasons less significant than a more than 100-year track record of doing the right thing.” White added. Friends of Simcoe Forests are calling on County Councillors to stand by their forestry management plan and stop this flawed approval process that has favoured land people have known better to develop for more than 100 years.  Link to Council’s 2011-2030 Forestry Plan (http://www.simcoe.ca/Forestry/ Documents/SCF%20final%20report.pdf) (quote on Page 4)  Link to Council’s Forestry Page http://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/fbl/about The Friends of Simcoe Forests Inc. is a Non-Profit organization consisting of concerned citizens within the region of Simcoe County, Ontario. Our long term goal is to inform and unite all persons interested in the conservation of our County’s forests. We encourage all local residents, visitors and friends of our environment to realize that they have the ability to enjoy the natural flora and fauna of the region, as well as the natural beauties of the forests within Simcoe County. As a group we encourage beautification, preservation, and extension of parks and Green Belts. Through our mutual love and concern for the county’s forests, we strive to make available all known statistical, scientific, horticultural and botanical information that positively impacts the future of our forests. It is our goal to promote the protection and appreciation of the environment and lands which are there for all of us and future generations to use and enjoy.
Gil Moreau’s wife Diane asked me to say a few words at Gil’s funeral reception a couple of weeks ago. It was a true privilege to do so, as Gil and I have only had a close relationship over the last few years even though I have known him since I was a young boy. With Diane’s permission, I wanted to share my thoughts with the many that knew him. Gilbert Donald Moreau, was born Dec 11, 1938 and left this world for the Kingdom of God on August 6, 2016. Gilbert was a unique individual by today’s standards as he was always true to himself and his God. His actions always reflected his deep integrity while at the same time cognizant that those actions must be in tune with God’s will. He lived his life to the fullest and crammed into 77 years what most people would not be able to do in over 100. The French family and the Moreau families both raised their children in the Phelpston area of Flos and attended St Patrick’s Church. Gil’s youngest brother Claire, (nicknamed Chick) and I became close friends as we both started school in grade 1 at St Patrick’s Separate School in 1952, the year it opened. Coincidently both families moved to Barrie within a month of each other in 1959. While visiting the Moreau home, I would often see Claire’s older brothers or sisters and I can recall even in those days I remember Gil was a different kind of man. He was a man on a mission. I saw Gil over the years on a few occasions since I moved back to the area in 1997. We would kibitz about this and that. When it came to politics, with Gil there was no middle ground. He believed what he believed and let everyone know it. He wore very bright red underwear and tolerated my blue ones. As Don Bell noted to me when talking about Gil, he thought Gil must have had a lapse in judgement by associating with me. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall of the Elmvale curling club lounge after a game when Gil would have held court on the local political activity of the day. Gil loved his country passionately and when the Quebec Referendum was in full swing in the mid 90’s, Gil and some friends traveled to Quebec to help convince people that being part of Canada was important and they should stay in our Federal System. Apparently there is a CBC News clip from
We have now reached the point where every goon with a grievance, every bitter bigot, merely has to place the prefix, 'I know this is not politically correct, but...' in front of the usual string of insults in order to be not just safe from criticism, but actually a card, a lad, even a hero. Conversely, to talk about poverty and inequality, to draw attention to the reality that discrimination and injustice are still facts of life, is to commit the sin of political correctness. Anti-PC has become the latest cover for creeps. It is a godsend for every curmudgeon and crank, from fascists to the merely smug. Fintan O'Toole, The Irish Times, 5th May 1994 I think the key indicator for wealth is not good grades, work ethic, or IQ. I believe it’s relationships. Ask yourself two questions: How many people do I know, and how much ransom money could I get for each one? - Jarod Kintz Sauerkraut - A pile of research suggests fermented foods support your gut’s microbiotic health. In particular, a type of bacteria called Lactobacillus—often used to make the fermented cabbage dish sauerkraut—can help quiet your appetite and may also improve your body’s ability to regulate blood sugar. Just be sure the sauerkraut you pick up isn’t loaded with sugar.
that era where Gil made his points with the reporter that was covering the events. I am sure those points were made quite clear. Even though Gil campaigned against me in my failed bid for Mayor in 2010, it was a direct result of him calling me and encouraging me in early 2014 that I ran again. I did so with the agreement that he would work with me, he agreed and he definitely did. For 60 days, at times together and at times individually, we hit the streets and side roads of Springwater. His knowledge of the local farmers and his long time relationships persuaded many to give this crazy French guy a shot, as Gil deemed things weren’t going so well and had no problem telling people so. If you happened to be walking on either side of the street during campaigning, Gil would at times disappear. Sometimes 5 minutes later and other times 30 minutes later he would reappear and tell us that he had to spend a little extra time with so and so to get the message across. Sometimes it required having a cup of tea and a biscuit. I will guarantee that person’s day was better because of Gil’s little visit. Leo, Gil, Frank and the rest of the Moreau family were cornerstones of the farm equipment business for 50 years and sold a variety of major brands over that time. It started with Gil’s father Leo and continued to the third generation. Gil and the family worked on the prototype of a unique forage wagon which became the standard in the industry selling virtually thousands throughout Ontario. Every time I see a Paul Sadlon sign on those wagons he has around the area, I cannot help but smile and think of Gil. Most are retired Dion Forage Wagons, most likely sold by Gil to some farmer in this area. His legacy lives on. Gil loved his wife Diane, his children and his grandchildren. He has a special place in his heart with Matt and Taylor as they are part of the Gil and Diane household and have been since their formative years. The last time I visited Gil at RVH was right after Matt competed and won three races the preceding weekend. His face lit up when he spoke of his children and grandchildren. Like Gil, we all know that Matt, Taylor, Teagan and Lochlyn have inherited that drive to succeed in all they do and I am sure they will. Gil was an honest, dedicated and no nonsense guy. You may even have called him intense. You saw what you get. He had no hidden agenda and if he disagreed, he would definitely tell you. The world is a sadder place and has lost a tiny bit of its truth and integrity with the passing of Gil after battling cancer for the last year. The challenge for all of us is whether we can do a little more and a little better to fill that void. I would like to close with a thought from Mother Teresa, “The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; do good anyway”. Mother Teresa concludes with, “You see in the final analysis, it is between you and God; it was never between you and them anyway”. Gil understood that concept all his life. I again thank Diane for asking me to speak at Gil’s funeral. May God Bless us all as we continue to journey in our own lives with that little bit of integrity and simple honesty and the odd chuckle instilled in us by knowing Gil. Bill French-Mayor Springwater Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. - Margaret Thatcher
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Septic Re-Inspection Building Services will be conducting the Septic Re-Inspection Program from: September 26 - November 18, 2016 If your property is within the vicinity of a municipal well, please check your mail for further information including the “Septic ReInspection Program Guide”. Source Water Protection Areas are determined as part of provincial regulations under the Clean Water Act 2006. Protecting water at its source from contaminants is one step in a multi-barrier approach to stop contaminants from getting into sources of drinking water. Municipal wells include: Anten Mills, Hillsdale, Midhurst, Minesing, Phelpston, Vespra Downs and Snow Valley. Mapping of all Source Water Protection Areas (SWPA) may be found at: www.springwater.ca/SepticReinspection For more information please contact: Nick Ippolito, CBCO, Director of Building Services/ Chief Building Official at 705-728-4784 Ext. 2030.
Over the next four years, the Township of Springwater will be replacing our old water meters. The initial focus will be in Midhurst. This program will assist the Township in leak detection and water conservation. Improvements to Township infrastructure are a benefit to all Township of Springwater residents.
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The Township of Springwater has retained Ainley & Associates Limited to conduct a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) to expand an existing Wastewater Lift Station located on lands known municipally as 99 Queen Street West in the Village of Elmvale. The municipality recently completed an assessment of the existing facility and confirmed that it is currently operating at 94% of its maximum capacity. It was determined that an expansion to the facility is necessary in order to accommodate existing operational demands and future growth in the area.
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This project will follow the planning and design process for Schedule ‘B’ projects as described in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Document (October 2000 as amended in 2007, 2011 & 2015), published by the Municipal Engineer’s Association. The municipality has initiated the Schedule ‘B’ Class EA to review alternative solutions developed to address capacity requirements. The purpose of this notice is to advise of the commencement of the Class EA process and to provide advanced notification of an upcoming Public Information Centre (PIC). The PIC has been scheduled to allow all interested parties an opportunity to review and comment on the alternative solutions proposed to address capacity requirements. The Public Information Centre has been scheduled as follows: Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m, Elmvale Community Hall (33 Queen Street West) Public input is encouraged and will be given consideration during the planning and design of this project. All comments received from the Public Information Centre will be accepted until October 4th, 2016. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this project, please feel free to contact: Ms. Tammy Kalimootoo, P.Eng., PMP Vice-President & Branch Manager Ainley Group 550 Welham Road Barrie, Ontario, L4N 8Z7 Fax: (705) 726-4391 firstname.lastname@example.org
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The summer has flown by and the kids are ready to head back to school! Students will be taking the bus, walking and riding bicycles to get there and parents are reminded that now is the ideal time to discuss how to get there safety. If possible, parents are encouraged to have a test run with their children prior to school beginning. Please drive with caution during this busy time of year and let’s ensure everyone is safe as they head back to school.
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Boston Pizza Tourny breaks the ¼ million dollar mark in funds raised
Every year, without fail, Boston Pizza is able to increase the funds raised through their annual golf tournament to donate to Wendat Community Programs. This year marked the 12th annual golf tournament, raising over $37,600 and bringing the grand total for all 12 years to $274,600. All proceeds are used to purchase passenger vans to transport clients to and from a range of programs provided by Wendat. Photo: Andy Staffen Owner of Boston Pizza (centre) with Wendat Registration Crew: (L to R) Linda Belcourt, Verna Porter, Lorna Tomlinson and Odette Reynolds Funds from the prior two years tournaments purchased a specially designed van for seniors and is being used to transport frail elderly to Wendat’s Seniors Day Program and for outings of the residents of Wendat’s newly opened Seniors Residence in Penetanguishene. “We are so grateful to work in partnership with Boston Pizza,” says Wendat Executive Director Lorna Tomlinson. “They sell out the golf tournament, get some terrific prizes for the players, provide the volunteers on the actual golf day and provide a fabulous meal back at Boston Pizza for all participants. They really make this one of the best golf tournaments in the area.” This year’s event also attracted a record number of sponsors including 8 Gold sponsors at the $1,000 level. Not to be outdone, the bronze and silver levels also attracted a record number of sponsors. “We are happy to advertise all of the golf sponsors for a full year, with their sign up on the wall at Boston Pizza,” notes Andy Staffen, owner of Boston Pizza Midland. “A big thanks goes out to all the businesses and individuals who sponsor the event, come out and play golf, and donate so many great prizes.”
Photo: After a great day on the golf course, the players relax back at Boston Pizza Midland. Twelve years of successful tournaments has paid for five passenger vans for Wendat Community Programs to support both their services for adults with mental health concerns and their programs for seniors with care needs.
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Think Pink golf tournament gives to cancer program at RVH
There was a sea of pink at Orr Lake Golf Club on July 16 as golfers from across the region came together to support the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH). Organizers of 2016 Think Pink Golf Tournament recently delivered the proceeds from this year’s tournament to RVH’s cancer program – an impressive $9,750.
Amy Natyshak crowned 2016 cne ambassador of the fairs (Toronto, ON) August 22, 2016 – The Canadian National Exhibition is proud to announce Amy Natyshak from Comber Fair (Comber Agricultural Society) as the winner of the 45th annual Ambassador of the Fairs Competition. She replaces Matt Garwood from the Elmvale Flos Agricultural Society for the last year. More than 70 contestants, aged 18 to 25, represented agricultural fairs across Ontario as they competed over three days at the CNE, with the top seven finalists participating in the final round of the competition on Sunday, August 21 inside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The first runner-up was Kayla Veldman from Stratford and the second runner-up was Myra Kiezebrink from Sunderland. The Ambassador of the Fairs competition has been a longstanding tradition at the CNE, aimed to educate and promote Canadian agriculture while bridging the gap between rural and urban communities. Finalists were interviewed and judged on their poise, selfconfidence, public speaking and knowledge of Canadian agriculture. As the newly crowned 2016 CNE Ambassador of the Fairs, Natyshak will participate in a series of official duties during the remaining 15 days of Canada’s largest fair while also reperesenting her local agricultural community. Natyshak will also take home a cash award of $3,500, an allinclusive vacation courtesy of Transat Holidays, and a number of other prizes. 2016 Winning Contestants Ambassador of the Fairs: Amy Natyshak, Comber Agricultural Society 1st Runner Up: Kayla Veldman, Stratford and District Agricultural Society 2nd Runner up: Myra Kiezebrink, Sunderland Agricultural Society Congeniality Award: Mikayla Clark, Arthur Agricultural Society Semi Finalists Emily Manzerolle, Orangeville Agricultural Society Katelyn MacKay, Embro and Zorra Agricultural Society Meagan Lowden, West Niagara Agricultural Society Sophie Wotten, Lindsay Agricultural Society About the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE): The Canadian National Exhibition is Canada’s largest fair and one of the top 5 exhibitions in North America. The CNE generates an economic impact of approximately $69.3 million for the Greater Toronto Area and $102.3 million for the province of Ontario each year. It is celebrated as the “greenest” fair in North America. In 2015, the CNE attracted 1.601 million visitors over its 18-day run. Pistachios - In both healthy adults and those suffering from metabolic diseases like diabetes, eating pistachios helps knock down hunger while supporting healthy post-meal insulin responses. One 2015 study found people who added pistachios to their diets for 10 weeks had healthier levels of blood fatty acids. The authors of that 2015 credit a pistachio’s monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids for the nut’s health perks.
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Fresh Vegetables for David Busby Centre
Recently young members of The Barrie District Hunters & Anglers Conservation Club presented 34 pounds of fresh vegetables to the David Busby Centre. Patrons of the centre will enjoy delicious meals prepared with fresh , tomatoes, carrots, zucchini beans , cucumbers & potatoes. Members of this Youth group built , planted and maintained the garden boxes that have yielded a lovely big crop , the young members wanted to share their success with less fortunate members of the community . Submitted by: Elaine Forgrave
Huronia Hot Strings Band
Summer Concert series Sponsored by the Elmvale B.I.A. Down at the Gateway Four Corners in Elmvale, Saturday August 6th, 2016; a sultry summer’s day, the Huronia Hot Strings Band arrived. From 1pm to 4pm, we were entertained with swinging Gypsy Jazz. Sponsored by the Elmvale BIA, the concert was said to be wonderful, exceptional and supreme! They played in the style of Django Reinhardt, a highly regarded guitarist and composer of Romani (i.e. Gypsy) ethnicity and Stephane Grappelli, the fathers of “Gypsy Jazz.” Some of the songs we heard were: “And I Love Her,” by the Beatles, “Autumn Leaves” by Pink Floyd and
a jazz standard and pop tune, “Sweet Georgia Brown,” recorded by Louis Armstrong and others. There were CDs available, titled Gypsy Jazz by Huronia Hot Strings, “Vive le Swing!” Tom Malone is the director. Both he and Floyd Hall played lead; Tom on guitar and Floyd on the clarinet and alto saxophone. Ralph Johnston was on the upright bass and together with Ed Moll on guitar made great rhythm together. The popular buy and sell website, Kijiji, was instrumental (pun intended) in bringing Ralph to be part of the band; he answered an ad there and successfully auditioned. Three of the four hail from Barrie, Tom from Midland. Sometimes they have an additional member singing or playing violin, but today it is the four. This group of musicians have been together for 6 months. However, the individual band members have been playing music for a long time. Tom learned guitar from a German teacher who also played in Ireland; the teacher played the guitar, clarinet and violin. Playing since he was fourteen (14), Tom has been a musician for quite a while. Ralph Johnston trained in classical jazz at York University and Humber College. He plays with many bands and rock and blues groups. He’s been so busy lately that he’s had to cut back; we were glad to have him make time for the Huronia Hot Strings today. Ed Moll is a multi-instrumentalist; he plays viola in the Huronia Symphony Orchestra and writes original music. Floyd Hall is also a pro on a number of instruments: clarinet, sax, flute and oboe. He played in the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra for a few years. Some of the audience at the Gateway Four Corners live in Elmvale and had seen the signs around. A couple people at Mac’s Convenience store across the street heard the music and decided to come over and check it out. If you are wanting to hear the Huronia Hot Strings again, or if you missed them in Elmvale, you may catch them at the Midland Cultural Centre on August 26th. For a list of events, please visit the band’s website at www.HuroniaHotStrings.com. “I’d far rather be happy than right any day.” Douglas Adams “The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.” James Oppenheim
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Yesterday, we learned that the Wynne Liberal Government’s failed ORPP scheme cost Ontario taxpayers $70-million and delivered $0 in benefits. Here are some interesting facts we thought you should know. • Six senior executives will receive $2-million in severance payments. This includes a number of senior Liberal operatives. It’s good to know that after fleecing taxpayers of $70-million, they at least take care of their friends. o Saad Rafi, the ORPP’s Chief Executive Officer, will receive $827,925 in total compensation for only 6 months of work. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because he was the Deputy Minister during the eHealth scandal, and responsible for bringing the Pan Am Games $342-million over budget. If you’re looking for the government’s next wasteful project, just wait to see where Premier Wynne appoints him next. o Neala Barton, the ORPP’s Senior Vice-President of Communications, will receive $316,816 in total compensation. She previously worked for the Ministry of Health during the eHealth scandal, and Premier Dalton McGuinty during the height of the gas plants scandal. Does scandal and waste just follow Liberals? • One ORPP employee received a total compensation of $341,418 for 15 days of work. That accounts for $22,761 a day! It is worth pointing out that this employee was awarded roughly the equivalent of every single Ontarians’ share of Ontario’s $300-billion debt for every day worked at the ORPP. • Employees whose contracts were terminated prior to the commencement of any services were awarded $601,000. That means people were paid more than halfa-million dollars to not work a single day! Life is only harder for some under the Wynne Liberals. • Despite repeated warnings from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, and the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters about the damaging costs of the ORPP, the Wynne Liberals continued to Go to Page 9 near the bottom right hand side
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The Barrie Baycats will be returning to the InterCounty Baseball League finals for the seventh time in the last eight seasons. The Baycats took out the second-place Kitchener Panthers in four straight games to earn the right to play either London or Toronto in the 2016 finals. Barrie has won the last two league championships to go with their first title in 2005. They have been finalists four times. In game four last Saturday night, Jordan Castaldo scored an unearned run in the second inning after a triple to give starting pitcher Emilis Guerrero all the offense he needed in a 3-0 victory. Guerrero went nine innings giving up only two hits, the first coming in the eighth inning, while striking out eight Kitchener batters. Jordan Castaldo also scored the second run for Barrie with a double and scoring on a sacrifice fly by Jeff Cowan after moving to third on a ground ball. Kevin Atkinson homered in the eighth to put the game out of reach for the Panthers. Barrie had only seven hits but it was enough to finish the season for Kitchener. In game three, Barrie scored ten runs on 14 hits in a 10-5 win in Kitchener. Barrie scored in six different innings and scored two in the 9th to nail down the victory. Kyle Nichols had a four-hit night that included two homeruns and 4 RBI. Ryan Spataro, Jeff Cowan, Connor Morro and Glenn Jackson added two hits each while Jordan Castaldo chipped in with a homerun. Matthew St. Kitts needed help from the bullpen but picked up the win going five innings allowing seven hits, three runs and striking out seven. In game two in Barrie, Adam Rowe pitched a nine-inning complete game scattering seven hits, striking out six and walking only one batter while throwing 114 pitches in a 2-0 victory. Kyle DeGrace recorded the only RBI for Barrie and both runs in the 5th inning were unearned as Kitchener committed two errors. Rowe had all the offense he needed in that inning as he shut down the Panther offense. Barrie had only five hits in the game. In the first game of the series, Barrie traveled to Kitchener and scored four runs in the 3rd inning on the way to an 8-1 win. The Baycats had 12 hits led by homeruns by Jordan Castaldo and Kevin Atkinson. Kyle DeGrace, Branfy Infante and Connor Morro had two hits each while Castaldo and Atkinson added hits to go with their homeruns plus 3 RBI. Pitcher Emilis Guerrero scattered two hits over eight innings allowing the only run and striking out ten batters. Guerrero was the pitching star of the series pitching 17 innings and giving up only four hits and one run while striking out 18 Kitchener batters. Barrie now has to wait for the London/Toronto series that stands at 2-0 for London. If London wins, Barrie will start the series on the road. Check the Barrie Baycats website for dates and times for the championship series. In the playoffs so far, Jordan Castaldo leads the team with 14 hits and a .424 batting average. Kyle Nichols leads the team with 3 homeruns and 11 RBI. Adam Rowe has started two games, pitched 15 innings, .000 era and 13 strikeouts. Emilis Guerrero has started four games, 33 innings, 1.36 era and 31 strikeouts. Matthew St. Kitts has started three games, pitched 21 innings, 2.14 era and 30 strikeouts. In nine playoff games, they have four complete games. Barrie is going for their fourth InterCounty championship but Brantford holds the record with 15 titles. Stratford is next with 14, followed by Galt with 11 and Kitchener with 10. Guelph and London have 9 each, while Toronto has 8. The Elmvale Bantam team won the Georgian Bay Minor Fastball League championship last Sunday night. Congratulations to all the team members and coaching staff! The Thursday Night Recreation Fastball League will start their playoff schedule on Thursday, September 1st with a doubleheader in Elmvale and Hillsdale starting at 6:45 pm. On Thursday, September 8th both diamonds will again host doubleheaders starting at 6:45 pm. Then, on Friday, September 9th a doubleheader will be in Elmvale starting at 7:00 pm followed by two games, plus semi-finals and finals on Saturday, September 10th starting at 8:00 am. Rainouts, if needed, will be held on Sunday, September 11. The International Softball Congress World Tournament was played in Quad Cities last week. The Toronto Gators won the championship defeating the defending champions Hill United Chiefs. The Toronto Gators Legend team also won the over-50 division
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Relatively speaking, summer is a quiet time for Township Council, as staff and Councillors take vacations. Nevertheless, we have been continuing to work on a number of initiatives, such as fine-tuning the Recreation Master Plan, implementing parts of the 2010 Economic Development Strategy, keeping up to date with the progress of the Midhurst Secondary Plan, reviewing the 2016 budget, and attending planning meetings. Council resumes its bimonthly meeting schedule in September. George Allen and the committee for the EDHS Shared Facility Project have started meeting on a regular basis to plan our initiatives and strategies for the coming year. A data base of businesses and former staff and students has already begun and a brochure handout is being prepared. Several members of the committee will be traveling to Orillia next week to visit the new high school there for the purpose of better understanding how the changes to EDHS will look. Canada celebrates its 150th birthday next year and several groups in the village and the Township are planning events throughout the year in honour of the milestone. Details will come as the plans are finalized. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re wondering why Orr Lake Road South was paved recently, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to ask the County of Simcoe as it is their road, even though it is in Springwater Township. As part of the Source Water Protection Plan, which was developed as a result of the recommendation from the Walkerton Inquiry, 125 rural properties in Springwater will be required to undergo septic system re-inspections. Site inspections will commence on September 26 and are expected to conclude in mid-November. Septic must be re-inspected every 5 years thereafter within vulnerable areas. If you have any questions call Nick Ippolito at the Township, 705-728-4784, ext.2030. My thanks go out to a concerned Elmvale citizen who brought to my attention a dying tree which could cause a serious accident. Public Works Department Director, Mark Archer, will be looking at it to see what needs to be done. This can be a reminder to others to let me or the Township know if you have any similar concern; we are here to help. Speaking of which, I have pointed out before that Springwater has a Community Assistance Program to help out residents in need of financial help. Applications are available on the Township website, at the Administration Centre or from me. Coming events: August 27 Hillsdale Community Hall annual party, September 18 Anten Mills Community Hall 45th celebration, September 24 Midhurst Autumnfest. My condolences go out to Mayor Bill French and his family for the loss of his sister, Marg Drury. The comments made in this article are strictly my own. I do not speak on behalf of Council. Contact me any time if you have concerns or suggestions: 705-796-7348, email@example.com. I am politically incorrect, that's true. Political correctness to me is just intellectual terrorism. I find that really scary, and I won't be intimidated into changing my mind. Everyone isn't going to love you all the time. If loving someone is putting them in a straitjacket and kicking them down a flight of stairs, then yes, I have loved a few people. Jarod Kintz â&#x20AC;&#x153;Happiness is good health and a bad memory.â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Â Ingrid Bergman championship. No local teams took part in the tournament but Steffen Walma and Braydon Parent played for Shakespeare as did Matt McLaren who has played for Minesing in the past. Tony Dickson, from Moonstone, was in Quad Cities as part of the umpiring crew. The Elmvale Curling Club will be hosting their first registration on Tuesday, September 6th from 6-9 pm. A â&#x20AC;&#x153;Welcome Back BBQâ&#x20AC;? will also be held from 6-7 pm on the same night. The Simcoe Rural Fastball League are now playing the best-of-five semi-finals. Vasey is matched up against Minesing while first-place Wyevale plays Uhthoff. The Toronto Blue Jays, as of Sunday, are in first place with no thanks to the offense. If not for the pitching, this team would be out of the playoff race already. The offense depends too much on the homerun and when that does not produce enough runs, the team loses. In Cleveland last weekend, Toronto pitched good enough to take all three games but limped home with losses in two of three games.
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Official Opening of The Lorna Tomlinson Residence for Seniors
Wendat Community Programs hosted the Official Opening of its Seniors’ Residence on July 29, 2016 at 1:30 pm with over 200 people in attendance. Located at 44 Dufferin Street in Penetanguishene, the Residence provides affordable assisted living to frail seniors of low income. On hand were donors, supporters, representatives from Town of Penetanguishene, Town of Midland, County of Simcoe, and North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network. Also in attendance were many volunteers, community groups, contractors and staff that worked hard to make this new building possible. One highlight of the afternoon was the Walker Race which raised over $2,000 in donations for the Seniors’ Residence. Participating in the race were the Wendat Wildcats (winning Most Team Spirit), Midland Civitans (the Fastest Team), Elmvale & District Lions Club and the Town of Penetanguishene.
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Men’s Club of Midland and Jim Koch of Midland Toyota. Thank you to Steve Hogg of Sedgwick, Post & Hogg for their pledge to the new residence. Among the speakers were Bob Morton from the North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network and Mayor Gerry Marshall from the Town of Penetanguishene, who both acknowledged the perseverance and effort made to bring this resource to fruition. Lorna Tomlinson had the vision and the determination to bring this project to life so the Wendat Board thoughtfully named the building The Lorna Tomlinson Residence for Seniors. The sign with the new name was unveiled just prior to inviting all guests inside the building for tours and refreshments. One of the first seniors to move into the Residence, Audrey Thompson, age 93, spoke about how much she enjoyed living there. Her comments included: “There is one word to describe the Residence – it’s ideal. I really can’t say enough good things about it. The staff are wonderful, the meals are great, the residents are friendly – it really feels like family here. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy being here and I mean that from the heart.” Audrey is one of 20 seniors who now call the Residence home.
Hong Kong, 15 August 2016 - Consumers say mobile phone manufacturers are releasing too many new models, according to a survey Greenpeace East Asia commissioned across six countries. In all countries surveyed, consumers were most likely to say that mobile phone manufacturers should be responsible for providing people with the means to recycle their phones, while 4 in 5 surveyed said that it was important that a new smartphone can be easily repaired if damaged. “The humble smartphone puts enormous strain on our A number of local businesses, community groups and environment from the moment they are produced - often individuals expressed their support with a cheque to with hazardous chemicals - to the moment they are the Wendat Seniors’ Residence including John Nychuk disposed of in huge e-waste sites,” said Chih An Lee, of Sts. Volodymyr & Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church, Global IT Campaigner at Greenpeace East Asia. Kevin Leonard of Huronia Alarms & Fire Security, Marie “Over half of respondents across the countries surveyed Fairbanks of Midland Civitan Club, Rob Heming of Y’s agree that manufacturers are releasing too many new models, many designed to only last a few years. In fact, most users actually RE/MAX GEORGIAN BAY REALTY LTD, Brokerage want their phones to be more easily dismantled, repaired and recycled.” Mobile phones are some of the most frequently replaced of all small Your Local Realtor with Local Knowledge electronics products. A United Nations University report in 2014 showed that up to 3 million metric tonnes of e-waste is generated from small IT products, such as mobile phones and personal computers. This represents a massive waste of resources and a source of contamination from hazardous chemicals. Key findings from the survey: • Chinese (66%) and South Korean respondents (64%) are more likely to have ever had their phones repaired, compared to those in the US (28%) and Germany (23%). Tim Crowe • Brenda Maurice • Harry Hunt • Perry Ritchie • Nearly half surveyed believe that mobile phone manufacturers should email@example.com • firstname.lastname@example.org • email@example.com • firstname.lastname@example.org be most responsible for making recycling accessible. This sentiment was 24A Yonge St. S. Elmvale Children Miracle strongest in Germany (61%). • Except in Germany (86%), over 90% of respondents surveyed in 705.322.5000 Network Office all countries said that “designed to last” is an important feature of a new smartphone. From Page 7 plough ahead. Are people still wondering why our province is bleeding jobs? • 4 in 5 respondents consider it important that a new smartphone is not • After conveniently gutting the Auditor General’s independent oversight of government produced using hazardous chemicals. advertising, the Wynne Liberals spent $8-million of taxpayers’ money on partisan advertising for the • 4 in 5 respondents believe it is important for a new smartphone to be ORPP. The Auditor General said that she would not have approved the ORPP ads. The Government easily repaired if damaged.This rises to as high as 95% in China, 94% in also spent $600,000 on advertisements during the 2015 federal election, while the issue was a heated Mexico and 92% in South Korea. campaign topic. Political interests trump the best-interests of our province yet again! • Apart from respondents in South Korea, the most common reason • Premier Wynne appointed the new Associate Minister of Finance responsible for the ORPP, for replacing their last phone was the desire for a more up-to-date device. Indira Naidoo-Harris, to her already bloated cabinet seven days before they stopped all work on “We believe true innovation means gadgets designed to last, to be repaired the plan. As a result, Minister Naidoo-Harris will earn an additional $21,715 in salary for having and recycled. It is time for tech leaders to rethink the way they make our absolutely no new responsibilities. She will also have the benefit of more staff and chauffeured limos electronics so that they are as innovative for our planet as they are for our for transport. lives,” said Lee. • The wasted $70-million on the ORPP is the equivalent of 64,073 maximum monthly CPP “If tech brands want to lead us into the future, they need to move towards payments, or 5,339 years’ worth of maximum retirement payments. closed-loop production and embrace the circular economy; something that Once again, we thank Premier Wynne for bringing her government “closer to its goal of becoming can be good for their profits, for people and for the planet.” the most open and transparent government in Canada.”
Spinach It isn’t the sexiest snack food. But spinach and other leafy greens are packed with plant membranes called “thylakoids” that increase fullness and cut your cravings for sweet treats, according to a 2015 study from Swedish researchers. Just don’t boil your spinach; you’ll knock out three-quarters of its nutrient content.
Beans Loaded with digestionslowing fiber and satisfying protein, beans are one of the first foods dieticians mention when asked about ultra-filling foods that can help curb your hunger. Even among those not trying to lose weight, adding beans to their diets resulted in lost pounds, found a 2016 study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Eggs A hardboiled egg might be the most filling snack on the planet. Eggs are a complete source of protein amino acids. They also quiet down the gut hormone ghrelin, which triggers hunger and cravings. Yes, it’s okay to eat egg yolks again, experts now say.
Popcorn Believe it or not, popcorn is an antioxidant rich, stomach-filling whole grain. Even though a small bowl of it is mostly air, the sight of it helps fool your brain into believing you’ve had a big snack, which helps quell your appetite. Just prepare your own air-popped kernels on the stove; the prebagged microwave varieties tend to come coated with all kinds of unhealthy chemicals, experts warn.
Ginger There’s far, far too much talk these days about foods that can “rev your metabolism.” But there’s some strong data to suggest certain compounds in ginger—much like the capsaicin found in spicy peppers—can increase your body’s metabolic rate while simultaneously reducing your appetite. Try grating some fresh ginger onto your spinach or beans.
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County of Simcoe’s Attacks on Our Forests
Warden Marshall: By now, you will have seen the first news release issued on behalf of the "Friends of Simcoe Forests Inc.". The following observations and questions are relevant to this matter. 1) Today I noticed a very impressive 5th wheel trailer (complete with an awning), which was to be accorded routine servicing at a local business. That expensiveappearing trailer bore the following signage: Simcoe County Managing Your Waste Upon enquiring, I was told that this vehicle has nothing to do with managing our waste but, rather, it is used at local fairs and other venues to promote the County's image of innovation in waste management. Is that really necessary? Is this an example of your responsible usage of the ratepayers' money? What was the purchase price of that trailer? What is the cost of its insurance, licensing and annual maintenance? What tangible value does it generate for the expenditure of our money? 2) There is currently repaving of Horseshoe Valley Road taking place, immediately in front of the Freele Tract of forest which the County intends to convert to a garbage depot. There are 3 large pieces of equipment in use, and a total of 10 workers. Upon approaching a Simcoe County "Transportation and Engineering" vehicle which was in attendance, I was told that this type of repaving is intended to extend the life of roads by up to 5 years. Is that really necessary? Is this an example of your responsible usage of the ratepayers' money? I drive that section of road every day, and it is in fine condition. Given that the County's staff engineers have disclosed at the recent public meetings, their intention to reduce the grade of the hill which is being repaved and create additional lanes to access/depart the garbage depot, all within the next 2 years, what is the point in spending our money to repave a section of road which is to be imminently torn up? What is the cost of this repaving? And please, don't attempt to tell me that is part of a larger contract for ongoing maintenance. Any such contract can have its individual components itemized and the costs can be broken out. Are your staff members so accustomed to dealing with public money that they lack the incentive to adjust expenditures as opportunities arise? 3) At the 2nd set of public meetings last September, your Mr. McCullough was questioned by a concerned resident who had just purchased a residence in Craighurst. He had not yet moved into that residence when the short list of 7 sites for the proposed garbage depot was announced. Five of the 7 short-listed sites were county forests, and that gentleman was concerned that his enjoyment of his hobby of off-road ATV'ing would be affected. McCullough assured him that he would be able to continue enjoying his hobby, as the footprint of the garbage depot would not preclude his existing pastime. McCullough was seemingly so intent on reducing public resistance that he failed to point out that 4 of the 5 forests which were short-listed are, in fact, prohibited to motorized vehicles. This prohibition specifically pertains to the Freele Tract. When McCullough was subsequently challenged on offering that factual misrepresentation, he claimed not to be aware of the restriction. Is this one of your resident "experts" on whom you rely for guidance? Was he not also a proponent of the conversion of Site 41 to a garbage dump? When will the attendees at the September meeting be contacted to be given the true information, so that their legitimate concerns can be dealt with in an honest and open manner? 4) In the annual report submitted by your Forester, Graeme Davis, under the County's most recent 5-year renewal of its 20-year forestry management plan, there were no forests declared as surplus. Yet, 1 had been clear cut to make way for a public works facility, and 5 more had been on the short list for conversion to the garbage depot. As you are well aware, 1 of those 5 forests has been selected and presumably the other 4 are still up for consideration for the next industrial infrastructure project which arises. Davis has still not responded to my monthold inquiry on this matter, nor my recent 2nd request. 5) When you were offered the specific details of an industrial site on Highway 400, near Bradford, which could present a viable alternative to any of our forests, you turned the matter over to McCullough, who rejected the suggestion on the basis that the property owners had not come forward when the County was seeking such properties a year earlier. That property was not available a year earlier and, rather than picking up the phone and contacting the representative whose name had been offered up, you and your staff simply rejected the suggestion outof-hand. Do you stand behind your staff in all of the foregoing matters? Or, do you now find yourself front and centre in trying to politically spin your way out of these embarrassments? The past evasiveness of which I have accused you has been refined to the point where your last response to me was evasive about being evasive! How trite!
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Dear Editor; At the Association of Municipalities meeting for the towns, cities, villages, etc., Kathleen Wynne was there to answer questions about funding, including more taxation on the people. She was quoted as saying “the idea of new municipal taxes is not on people’s radar” and the discussion is “about giving other municipalities the same powers as Toronto, but she doesn’t know if some also want to introduce a sales tax.” Firstly, as usual, Wynne is completely out of touch with the people if she thinks taxes are not on the people’s radar. Secondly, Toronto, for now, is the only municipality which can implement a land transfer tax. Wynne speaks of a land-transfer tax or a local vehicle registration tax, but eventually she will recommend the following because it is in the report “Investing in People Creating a Human Capital Society – the Panel on Government,” (Investing). The report recommends local fuel tax to fund public transit, hotel/motel occupancy taxes, increased user fees for sewer and water to “reflect the true cost (including the environmental cost) and increased fees for garbage collection. It is also recommended that municipalities get further into debt through the Ontario Municipal Economic Infrastructure Financing Authority (OMEIFA) for long-term capital projects. And what do we already have – hotel/motel occupancy taxes, increased costs for garbage collection, increases in sewer and water. As for the municipalities going further into debt – haven’t we gone far enough? The province has continually encouraged the municipalities to make their communities more pleasing to the tourist industry. Have you noticed that quite a few main streets have interlocking brick side-walks, antique looking street lights (in Collingwood they are called “twinkle lights” because in some areas they keep shutting off and turning on), antique looking street signage with either white, black, green or blue back-ground, etc. And don’t forget the new libraries or town halls. Then there are the trails and the people having to pay, through their property taxes, for everyone else’s recreation. The taxation just continues to increase with no end in sight. And hasn’t anyone considered that there are only so many tourists and so many tourist dollars? And more importantly there are only so many tax-payers! Then there are rural farm communities that are not on the tourist’s minds? This is where “Small, Rural and Remote Communities: An Anatomy of Risk,” (S.R.R) comes into play. All of these communities will go bankrupt trying to reach the “ideal” community criteria for the mighty tourist buck that just isn’t there or for government run recreational services that hardly anyone uses. The province already knows this. Recommendations from S.R.R. “…nor can all small communities survive, and provide a reasonable minimum level of services and jobs, …. The continuing experience of Newfoundland’s outports, in which numerous small and isolated communities have been shut down and their residents relocated, is a case in point.” And from S.R.R. “TABLE 3: AN ILLUSTRATIVE TYPOLOGY OF SMALL, RURAL AND REMOTE COMMUNITIES: Ontario Examples…Most of Northern, and Eastern Ontario; Grey County; Haldimand; King Twp; Scugog, etc., (page 12 of S.R.R.). Maybe this is why electricity pricing is so high in the rural areas – not so much to do with “delivery charges” and more to do with relocation. Please obtain copies of these reports and read them for yourself. It’s the only way you will see what government has planned. Elizabeth F. Marshall, Director of Research Ontario Landowners Association Author – Property Rights 101: An Introduction” Secretary – Canadian Justice Review Board Legal Research – Green and Associates Law Offices, etc Steering Committee – International Property Rights Association I am not a lawyer and do not give legal advice. Any information relayed is for informational purposes only. Please contact a lawyer. 1-705-607-0587 Collingwood, ON It is with all of the foregoing questions in mind that I ask 1 final question. Over a month ago, I sent 31 individual E-mails to 31 County Councillors, enquiring as to the name and contact particulars of the County's Integrity Commissioner. I specifically cited the relevant provincial legislation which pertains. Only 1 of 31 Councillors responded, and your Mr. Daly is aware of this. I still don't have an answer to that question. When can I expect a response to the each of the foregoing questions? R.W. Wagner, Simcoe County Resident
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Not too long ago, I was looking out my back door window and I noticed how the sun's rays illuminated some tree trunks, and how these same rays could pierce through this density of bush and only give light to a few trees. Such a mystical phenomenon--tree trunks shining in the darkness! This picture reminded me of how we shine, in Jesus, in a world of confusion, a world of doubt and a world without hope. John 8:12-Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." (NRSV) Jesus is our hope for the future. Jesus is the light of the world. Jesus is the Son-shine in our lives! Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for giving Your Son to be the light of the world. Jesus, help us bring a little light and hope into someone's life today. Amen. Rosemary Hagedorn, Penetanguishene, email@example.com
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Keeping your yard healthy in the heat Tips and tricks for taking care of your lawn and garden in excessive heat TORONTO, ONT. (August 12, 2016) – Heat advisories have been a regular occurrence for many regions across Ontario this summer. While it’s important to be wary of the high temperatures and humidity levels for health reasons, the heat can also have impacts on the lawn and garden you’ve worked so hard to keep healthy. “When we go out in the heat, we take a number of precautions to ensure we avoid any potential risks and stay healthy and hydrated,” says Denis Flanagan of Landscape Ontario. “Like us, our lawns and gardens also need to be protected from the hot and dry conditions.” The realities of the hot temperatures can be detrimental to your outdoor landscape, but there are a number of simple tips and tricks Flanagan has identified that can go a long way in keeping your lawn and garden healthy in the heat. Lawn Care “Lawns may seem to be the most affected by the blazing sun, but in reality, lawns are very smart and tend to go dormant when there is a lack of water,” Flanagan says. “Lawns are not dying, they are just napping under a brown blanket and will usually green up with some rain.” But if a drought should occur and you feel your lawn needs some hydration, Flanagan says it’s important to keep the following in mind: • Hose-end overhead sprinklers can be wasteful when the spray is watering sidewalks and driveways. Instead, try using a soaker hose to water your lawn. • The ultimate solution is to contact a professional certified irrigation company who can access your property and develop a water saving plan that will keep your lawn healthy while reducing water use. Garden Care Trees and shrubs are typically most durable in the heat, while plants and flowers need the most attention. Nonetheless, it’s important to ensure they are all properly watered and cared for when temperatures are excessively hot. Flanagan suggests the following for keeping your garden healthy in the heat: • If newly planted, pay close attention to deep watering around the root zones of trees and shrubs, and consider a water retention bag that fits around the base of the trunk to keep the roots hydrated. • Vegetable and flower gardens should be given a good soaking early in the morning. If you’re using a sprinkler, you can avoid wasting water by keeping it low and targeted at the crop. For more information on summer gardening, water saving ideas, rain harvesting and drought resistant plants, visit Landscape Ontario’s web site at www.landscapeontario. com. About Landscape Ontario Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association is one of the most vibrant associations of its kind, comprised of over 2,000 members, ten sector groups and nine local chapters. Its trade mission is to promote the horticulture industry in Ontario, and its public mission is to promote the joys and benefits of green spaces. For more information on the association and Green for Life, visit www. landscapeontario.com.
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Stress a Legitimate Reason for Leaving Work
Due to cutbacks in many sectors of the economy, fewer workers are often expected to do more work with diminished resources. What this means is increased stress and pressure in the workplace. There is the strain of the increased workload, as well as the complaints that accompany the consequences of cutbacks. People become annoyed when they are on hold longer, must wait longer for services such as lab tests (witness the lineups in our local labs), or simply are not getting the same standard of service they are used to. Frustration is often vented at the front line employees, who are already stressed enough just trying to keep up. After receiving the brunt of complaints about things over which they have no control, and which bug them just as much, they become less patient with those whom they serve. They may begin the day with good intentions and a positive attitude, but being human, they can only take so much. Soon the stress takes its toll, and may produce symptoms such as headaches, ulcers, anxiety or depression. It becomes harder to do the job, and then more difficult to get out of bed in the morning. Realizing that absence from work will put more strain on colleagues, or create financial
strain, the worker forces him or herself to keep going. Ultimately work performance suffers and/or health s compromised to the point that time off work is the only option. The individual, who once took pride in his or her work, even had positive performance evaluations, feels like a failure. Embarrassed and ashamed, the employee retreats and hides out at home. It is awkward to be on sick leave when you do not have a visible, physical illness. Well meaning relatives suggest that they pull themselves together, get back to work, and stop taking things so seriously. Naturally they then feel that they are being judged for their inability to cope. Before, they were stressed about work, now they are stressed about being off work. Sometimes this results in a worsening of their condition. The time off which was supposed to allow for healing, becomes a stressor itself. How can we break this cycle? We must first acknowledge that stressful work situations are not healthy, and that employees are human beings who should be viewed as more than cogs in the system that can be replaced when they wear (burn) out. Next, we must recognize stress leave as a legitimate reason to be off work. When an organization has increasing numbers of
employees on stress leave, it is time to look at all aspects of the work environment. And finally, it is important to realize that a person can look perfectly healthy and strong, yet be crumbling inside. What they need is lots of rest, minimal demands, and a long enough recovery period that they can forget about work for awhile. With rest, and renewal, they will be ready to start back to work. But it is only with some new coping strategies, and different ways of viewing things, that they can avoid falling into the stress trap all over again. Gwen Randall-Young is an author and award-winning Psychotherapist. For permission to reprint this article, or to obtain books or cds, visit www.gwen.ca Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company. - Benjamin Franklin Wade I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally. - W.C. Fields Be nice to nerds. You may end up working for them. We all could. - Charles J. Sykes The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept. - George Carlin Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight. - Phyllis Diller
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Midhurst Water, Wastewater & Transportation Class Environmental Assessment (Phases 3 & 4) Notice of Public Information Centre October 18, 2016 4:30 - 9:00 pm (Formal Presentation at 7:00 pm) Snow Valley Resort (2632 Vespra Valley Road) The Township of Springwater is continuing with Phase 3 & 4 of the Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) Planning Process to determine specific water, wastewater and transportation infrastructure requirements to accommodate the future growth within the Midhurst Secondary Plan, in accordance with the “Midhurst Master Servicing Plan – Phase 1 & 2 – Water, Wastewater & Transportation, dated July 2009.” The Master Servicing Plan, which is available on the Township’s website at www.springwater.ca/msp, identified the infrastructure that will be required and also concluded that Phases 3 & 4 of the Class EA process needed to be completed. Phase 3 & 4 of the Class EA process will follow the planning and design process for Schedule ‘C’ projects as described in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Document (October 2000 as amended in 2007, 2011 & 2015) published by the Municipal Engineer’s Association. In particular Phase 3 & 4 of the Class EA process is focusing on the following Water, Wastewater & Transportation Infrastructure: • • • • •
New water system(s) to service the proposed growth within the Midhurst Secondary Plan area including new wells, water treatment facilities, high lift pumps or booster stations, water storage reservoirs and distribution systems including transmission mains. New Wastewater Treatment & Collection System (including sanitary collection systems, pump stations, treatment plant and outfall) to service the proposed growth within the Midhurst Secondary Plan, with the capability of servicing the existing Midhurst area, if required. Upgrading/Reconstruction of existing roads and intersections throughout the existing community; Construction of a new Craig Road (2 lanes) from County Rd. 27 to Russell Road including a direct connection to Forbes Road; Upgrading of the Forbes Road and Highway 400 Interchange.
Public Information Centre
As part of the Class EA, a Public Information Centre (PIC) has been arranged for 4:30 to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Snow Valley Resort (2632 Vespra Valley Road). At this PIC detailed material will be available relating to the proposed Water, Wastewater & Transportation Infrastructure. Additionally, the display boards will be posted on the Township’s website. This Open House will predominantly be an information drop-in format, during which time the applicable display board along with representative of the Project Team will be available to answer questions related to Phase 3 & 4 of the Class EA Process, in a one-on-one format. A formal presentation will be made between 7:00 and 8:00 pm followed by a brief question and answer period. However, if you have specific questions you are encouraged to attend the earlier drop in format which will provide a better opportunity to have meaningful dialogue with the project team.
Public consultation is vital and key to the success of this study and the Township wants to ensure that anyone interested in this study has the opportunity to get involved and provide input. Therefore, you are encouraged to either attend the PIC or review the materials that will be available online and provide your comments to the project team so that they may be included in the study. Public input and comments on the project will be received until December 1, 2016 and can be sent to either of the contacts listed below. Mr. Joe Mullan, P. Eng. Mr. Mark Archer, CET Director of Public Works President & CEO Ainley & Associates Limited Township of Springwater 280 Pretty River Parkway 2231 Nursery Road, Collingwood, ON, L9Y 4J5 Minesing, ON, L9X 1A8 Fax: (705) 445-0968 Fax: (705) 728-6957 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com Comments and information regarding this project are being collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of meeting environmental assessment requirements. With the exception of personal information, all comments received will become a part of the public record.
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Please register for this event. Saturday, September 24th, 1:30pm at the Elmvale Branch. Speaker Series: MI-6 Secret Agent Lawrence Fox Ever wanted to be a spy? Canadian MI-6 Agent, Lawrence Fox, will be talking about the dangerous espionage work all done behind the iron curtain and the secrets he kept and how he sneaked them out of the country. He will also be speaking about what it was like for a person born and raised in Midland to become an international spy, the after effects of his dangerous career and PTSD in the military. There will also be copies of his book for purchase at the event. Please register for this event. Thursday, September 29th, 6:30pm at the Midhurst Branch Reading Buddies in Minesing At Reading Buddies we have a reader's circle, one on one reading, and fun games. Reach your personal goal to win awesome prizes! This program is for children aged 6-9 and runs every Tuesday from September 27th to November 1st at 3:45pm – 5:00pm Minesing branch. Please register for this program as there are only 10 spots available. Culture Places Pass: SUMAC Simcoe County Program Library patrons and visitors to public libraries in Simcoe County are able to borrow single-day passes to ten different museums, archives, art galleries, historic sites and interpretive centres located in the County. With the online reservation system, patrons may search for available passes and reserve a pass for the cultural institution of their choice at www.eventkeeper.com/pages/ simcoe/
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) has implemented a new inpatient program – RVH in Motion – to minimize physical decline among older patients and ensure patients are at the centre of everything RVH does. “We know that for every day an older adult is in bed, without any activity, he/she will lose one to five per cent of their muscle strength. We also know that for every day in bed, it will take a senior between three and five days to regain their baseline mobility,” says Catherine Petch, manager, Interprofessional Practice Program Development at RVH. In an attempt to address this shocking reality, the North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN) and the province made it a priority to address the risk of functional decline in hospitalized older adults through the Senior Friendly Hospital Initiative. The focus of RVH in Motion is to educate physicians, frontline staff, patients and families about opportunities to integrate mobility into day-to-day patient care. What may seem like small tasks, such as sitting up for meals or taking medications, participating in daily hygiene activities and sitting up in a chair when reading or watching television, actually contribute to improved overall mobility. RVH is using tools provided through the provincial program to raise awareness and to assist staff in completing mobility assessments within 24 hours of a patient’s admission. The patient’s mobility status is monitored throughout their stay, with the plan of care adjusted in response to changes in their condition. In addition to helping patients return home and maintain their independence, the benefits of mobility for elderly hospital patients are remarkable. It improves mood and sleep, lessens dizziness and confusion, encourages stable blood pressure and better circulation, contributes to better breathing and ability to fight infection, there is less skin breakdown (i.e. pressure ulcers), increases appetite, improves weakness, lessens pain in joints and reduces falls. “We must always do what is best for our patients,” says Petch. “There is a common misconception that when you come to hospital and you’re sick, you should stay in bed. We know now this is not the case and the benefit of getting patients out of bed far outweighs the many reasons we may have to keep them in bed.”
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Last week I attended the Association of Ontario Municipalities (AMO) conference in Windsor. This conference takes place each year and draws municipal officials from across the province. The event is a chance to attend informative seminars, network, and learn about the issues and challenges facing communities in Ontario. I always enjoy attending the conference as it's a chance to have some insightful, one-on-one discussions with various mayors, councillors and municipal staff. While I heard about a lot of challenges facing our communities, one matter that came up time and again was the high cost of electricity. Just like you and I, municipalities are struggling with the rising cost of hydro. Unfortunately, Premier Kathleen Wynne and her Liberal government show no sign of wanting to tackle this problem. But I can assure you, this issue isn't going away. Only the other day, Ontario earned the dubious distinction of having the highest hydro rates in North America. Thanks to 13 years of Liberal scandal, mismanagement and waste, Ontario officially pays the highest residential electricity rates in North America - surpassing tiny Hawaii. Since the Liberal government first took office, average households are paying an additional $1,000 a year on their electricity bills. And sadly, some families are being forced to choose between eating and heating their homes. Others can no longer afford to run their air conditioning in this summer heat. This news is in addition to Ontario having the highest industrial rates in North America, further increasing the costs of doing business here, and driving jobs out of the province. Bank of Montreal chief economist Doug Porter talked about the impact of rising energy prices in a recent interview with Global News. "It hurts small businesses, it hurts large businesses," he said. "And it reduces their willingness to invest here in the province if one of their core costs is higher than in other nearby regions." Porter cautioned there will be serious harm to the province's economy if double-digit electricity rate increases continue. R o s s McKitrick, Professor of From only Economics at the University of Guelph, in a recent guest column to the In town plus mileage/fees. National Post, wrote "You may
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Randy Pompetti is the author of the note below. He lives in Hanna, Alberta. “Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t My fellow Canadians, you are buying into a lie regarding our energy industry and the global even remember leaving open.”Rose Lane environment. We are a mere 35 million people, just 0.5% of this planet's 7.3 billion population. Our country covers roughly 10 million square kilometres of which probably 90% is realistically “The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems uninhabitable (explaining why over 80% of our population live in urban centres within 200 kms of the are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.” Albert Ellis U.S. border). “I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can We endure temperature extremes ranging from -40C or colder to 35C or warmer. Out of necessity we need to heat our homes for 6+ months the year. We face major transportation challenges simply choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I because of the geography of our country. Yet, through all this we are responsible for less than 0.5% of have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” Groucho Marx the pollution generated globally. “Just because it didn’t last forever, doesn’t mean it wasn’t worth your We ARE NOT the problem! If every one of us here in Canada chose to sacrifice ourselves for the while.” Unknown betterment of mother earth and self-terminated, the positive effect on the global environment would “Your work is discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself be.....drum roll please......zero! to it.”Buddha The global effect would actually be negative because we are one of the most ethical, environmentally “That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.” Henry David Thoreau responsible producers of energy in the world! If we were out of the picture the U.S. would be mining our oil sands before our corpses had even started giving off methane gas. They would then proceed to “Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.” Maxim Gorky build the biggest pipeline imaginable, from Fort Mac to Texas. Don't believe me? Let's look at some facts. The U.S. has no problem with pipelines; U.S. pipelines COME JOIN A BOWLING LEAGUE AT that is. They actually have over 3.2 'million' kilometres of liquid petroleum and natural gas pipelines already. There's also the 1300 kilometre, 122cm (48 inch) line running from Prudhoe Bay to the Valdez SPRINGWATER LANES BOWLING CENTRE Marine Terminal (yes, big bad oil tankers). You are aware, aren't you, of the Trans Alaskan pipeline 120 YONGE ST N, ELMVALE ONTARIO running directly through the pristine heart of that beautiful state? 705.322.0676 As of 2010 16 'BILLION' Barrels of oil had been transported through this U.S. pipeline and terminal. AGES 3-19 The U.S. also has no problem drilling for oil in the Atlantic ocean, the Pacific ocean, the Arctic ocean or the Gulf of Mexico yet they have the audacity to condemn Canada for mining our oil sands in Includes National YBC membership, YBC badge, northern Alberta and Saskatchewan? and a score card with 1 free game a month The opposition to our Canadian energy development is a well-organized attempt to keep our Canadian oil land locked so that we are forced to sell to the U.S. and to the U.S. only and then at a very MEN'S WOMEN'S MIXED SENIORS discounted price. The U.S. is attempting and succeeding in preventing us from marketing our own For all Skill Levels - Beginner to Competitive natural resources globally to the highest bidder. U.S. foundations (HP, Tides - THE ROCKEFELLERS - et al) are funding the opposition to our oil sands and contrary to popular belief it has absolutely nothing to do with threats to the environment. ALL LEAGUES START IN SEPTEMBER If they really were that concerned about our planet why are they not protesting the real polluters, the GIVE US A CALL OR COME REGISTER IN PERSON real threats to our environment? China, the world's worst polluter (besides having a tragic human rights record)? No protests. GET ROLLING…. GO BOWLING! Why isn't David Suzuki over in Beijing chastising Jinping? What about the other major polluters? Russia? The U.S. themselves? India? I can understand a Canadian that is benefiting financially, who is receiving grants to oppose or protest or hamstring our own resource development. What I can't understand is the rest of my fellow Canadians buying into their bovine excrement. In the oil sands, our very own Canadian oil sands, we have the 3rd largest proven crude oil reserve in the world, behind only Saudi Arabia and Venezuela - again, both with 'stellar' human and women's rights track records. EVERY person in Canada, and EVERY province and territory in Canada has benefited tremendously, whether directly, indirectly or both from our oil sands development. Over the next 25 years the oil sands has the potential to generate over $1.5 TRILLION in federal and provincial taxes and royalties. Of course Quebec will need their share - but, oh yeah, they don't want a pipeline either! There is the potential for well over 500,000 direct and indirect jobs. So here's the deal my fellow Canadians. I fear our Canadian 'goose that lays the golden egg' is suffering the death by a thousand cuts. Alas, it may already be too late. Maybe it's already on life support. If you share the views of the Gore's, the Suzuki's, and the Obama's of the world, that our Canadian energy producers and those that work in this industry are bad and evil and a scourge on the Earth, a blight on Canada's reputation in the global community then fine, stick your fork nto the goose as well but please do not whine and complain 10 or 15 years down the road when the wait time for your hip replacement is 3-5 years because our health care system is underfunded and there's a severe shortage of doctors and nurses in the system. Meanwhile, the Suzukis and their ilk will be lying down to the Mayo clinic in a big bad fossil fuel burning jet for their medical needs. Don't whine and complain when your grandchild's class has a 50:1 student to teacher ratio because our education system is underfunded and the government coffers are bare. Of course the Suzuki grandchildren will be in private schools so no problem there. Don't whine and complain when your city's infrastructure is decaying and falling apart and there's no money to repair it. Instead of whining and complaining make sure you look into the mirror and realize you believed a lie that has cost this incredible country and our future generations an amazing opportunity to prosper and succeed globally. “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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FIRE AT ALLISTON FEED SERVICE BEING TREATED AS CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION At approximately 2:00am, August 19, 2016, members of the Nottawasaga Detachment, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), were called to the scene of a fire involving the Alliston Feed Service on Albert Street, just east of King Street in the Town of New Tecumseth ( Alliston ). For safety reasons, residents living in the immediate area, including residents of two neighbouring Apartment buildings were evacuated until the fire was brought under control. They have since all returned to their homes. Investigators from the Office of the Fire Marshall have been called to assist and this is now an active Criminal Investigation. New Tecumseth Fire Services were assisted by the Adjala Tosorontio Fire Service. Investigation in to the origin of this fire is under investigation. Anyone with information which might assist investigators is asked to contact the Nottawassaga OPP Crime Unit or if you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimestiopoperssdm.,com
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YOUTH CHARGED WITH OFF ROAD VEHICLE ACT VIOLATION On Thursday August 11, 2016 at approximately 9:37 a.m. members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a complaint of a dirt bike racing up a residential street in Penetanguishene. During the spring and summer months this year police have responded to numerous complaints about dirt bikes being operated on residential neighborhoods in Penetanguishene. The dirt bike in this incident was located on Bellisle Road in Penetanguishene a short time later. The 17 year old male driver from Penetanguishene, ON has been charged with: • Unlawfully drive off road vehicle on a highway contrary to Regulation 316/03 of the Highway Traffic Act All-Terrain vehicles and off road vehicles are not allowed on the Highway as a general rule. If a certain municipality has passed a by-law permitting certain off road vehicles on specific highways that is up to the individual area. In the Southern Georgian Bay OPP WARN MOTORISTS TO LOCK THEIR OPP area the only municipality that has passed such a VEHICLES AND NOT LEAVE VALUABLES IN by-law is Georgian Bay Township. Off road vehicles PLAIN VIEW are not permitted on the roadways in the Town of Officers from the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment Penetanguishene, Tiny Township or Tay Township, ON. of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating The OPP would like to remind all off road numerous incidents involving entry to unlocked vehicles vehicle operators that they require the necessary in Tay Township, ON. The incidents took place between equipment and paperwork to operate these August 11, and August 12, 2016 in the off road vehicles anywhere except on area of Georgian Lane and Bayview Ave If you want to drink, their own personal property. Approved in Tay Township, ON. motorcycle class helmets are mandatory. that’s your business. The vehicles were unlocked and parked Permits, plates and insurance must be If you want to stop, at the residences when they were entered. produced if stopped by a police officer. that’s ours. Several items were stolen from the A valid driver’s licence is also required vehicles including two chain saws, two when crossing a roadway. gas cans, power tools, hand tools, and For further information see the following Canadian currency. link about off road vehicles laws The OPP and the Ontario Association of h t t p s : / / w w w. o n t a r i o . c a / l a w s / Chiefs of Police (OACP) would like to Orillia 325-6385 statute/90o04 remind residents of the crime prevention Midland 526-3305 safety tips to avoid entry and thefts from Bracebridge ~ ATV COLLISION your parked vehicle. Vehicle owners are Bracebridge Ontario Provincial Police 705-646-2491 reminded to ensure that their vehicle is (OPP) attended an all-terrain vehicle www.egbdaa.org locked, keys are removed, windows are collision (ATV) over the weekend. closed and valuables are out of sight.
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Forgiveness may not change the past However it may alter your future
How do I know when I’ve truly forgiven someone? Forgiveness may result in sincerely spoken words such as “I forgive you” or tender actions that fit the relationship however more than this, forgiveness brings a kind of peace that helps you go on with life. The offense is no longer front and centre in your thoughts and feelings. Your hostility, resentments and misery have made way for compassion, kindness and peace. Remember that forgiveness often isn’t a one-timeaction. It begins with a conscious decision to start that process however memories of another set of words or actions may trigger old feelings and that is the time you need to recommit to forgiveness over and over again. What are the benefits of forgiving someone? Lower blood pressure, stress reduction, less hostility, better anger release skills, lower heart rate, lower risk of substance use, misuse and abuse, fewer depression and anxiety symptoms, reduction in chronic pain, more friendships, healthier relationships, greater physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being. Steps to help you along the way Here are some steps to help you along the way first; know exactly how you feel about what happened and be able to articulate what about the situation is not okay or alright. Once you have done that talk to a trusted friend, Elder or professional about your experience. Make a commitment to yourself to do what you have to do to feel better. Forgiveness is for you and not for anyone else. Remember I talked about forgiveness does not necessarily mean reconciliation with the person that hurt you, or condoning of their action. What you are after is to find peace. Forgiveness can be defined as the peace and understanding that come from blaming that which has hurt you less, taking the life experience less personally, and changing your story of grief.
Get the right perspective on what is happening. Recognize that your primary distress or anxiety is coming from the hurt feelings, thoughts and physical upset you are suffering now, not what offended you or hurt you 30 seconds, 5 minutes or five years ago. Forgiveness helps to heal those hurt feelings. At the moment you feel upset practice stress reduction technique. Give up expecting things from other people, or your life, that they do not choose to give you. Remember love is an action without expectations. Remind yourself that you can hope for good health, love, peace and work hard to get them. Put your energy into looking for another way to meet your positive goals, instead of mentally replaying or recycling those hurts. Seek out new ways to get what you need to help you move forward. Remember that a life well lived is your best way of taking back your own power. Instead of focusing on your wounded feelings, and thereby giving the person who caused you pain power over you, learn to look for the love, beauty and kindness around you. Forgiveness is about personal power. The practice of forgiveness has been shown to reduce anger, hurt, anxiety, depression and stress and leads to greater feelings of hope, peace, compassion and self confidence. Practicing forgiveness leads to healthy relationships as well as physical health. It also influences our attitude which opens the heart to kindness, beauty, and love. Feel free, allowing yourself to heal, being able to nurture yourself and helps to release you from the chains that once bind you, can fill you with compassion, empathy, having a lighter heart and laugh more, laugh more. I will continue with part six, in my next column. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please write me or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are now offering home visit for individual or couple’s counselling. For appointments please call. (647) 964-3663. For more information on weekend workshops please contact Diane Marshall from Directional Vision (416) 418-0962, or email her at email@example.com
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(705) 728 9872 On August 13, 2016 at 5:17 pm Bracebridge OPP responded to an ATV collision in the Town of Gravenhurst. The collision was involving a side by side all-terrain vehicle with four occupants that hit a tree. The two people in the back box area suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries. The two in the front were not injured. All four people were not wearing helmets. The cause of the collision is currently under investigation. The Bracebridge OPP would like to remind ATV enthusiasts to wear their helmets. Operators and passengers who do not wear their helmets are at a much higher risk of serious injury or death in the event of crash. Single Vehicle Collision Claims Life of 19 Year Old Male At approximately 11:10 PM on August 15th, 2016, members of the Barrie Detachment, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), were called to the scene of a single motor vehicle (roll over) crash on Line 13 North in the Township of Oro-Medonte. The collision was heard by a nearby resident who attended the scene and alerted emergency personnel. A 19 year old male passenger of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene. OPP were assisted at the scene by Orillia and OroMedonte Township Fire Services and Simcoe County Paramedics. The section of Line 13 North between HWY 11 and 15/16 Side Road was shut down for a few hours but has since been reopened. The investigation of this collision is continuing. OPP OFFICER CHARGED On August 7, 2016 at around 4:00 p.m., officers from the Nottawasaga Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment were called to a single motor vehicle collision that had occurred on 9th Line in the area of 10th Side Road in Essa Township. An investigation determined that the driver had been consuming alcoholic beverages and during a subsequent search of the vehicle, a quantity of suspected marihuana was located and seized. As a result of the investigation, 37 year old Matthew CHORNY, a 13 year veteran of the OPP has been charged with the following offences: • Care or Control While Impaired by Alcohol, contrary to section 253(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada • Fail or Refuse to Provide a Sample, contrary to section 254(5) of the Criminal Code of Canada • Possession of a Schedule II Substance – Cannabis Marihuana under 30 grams, contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act • Possession of a Schedule II Substance – Cannabis resin – over 1 gram, contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Bradford on September 8, 2016. He is a Constable stationed out of General Headquarters in Orillia. 911 FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY (BRACEBRIDGE, ON) - Bracebridge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding the public only use 911 in the case of an emergency requiring police, fire or ambulance. 9-1-1 lines are for emergencies only and are often a person's lifeline for urgent assistance. Some examples of emergencies include someone's health, safety or property in jeopardy or a crime is in progress or there is a fire. The usage of fireworks is not illegal, even during a fire ban. Please do not call 911 to report the usage of fireworks. Misuse and abuse of 9-1-1 could result in a slower OPP response to a real emergency, risking the safety of people who may need urgent help. The OPP reminds you that the toll-free number 1-888310-1122 is available 24/7 for non-emergency calls for service in Ontario. HURONIA WEST MALES CHARGED IN RELATION TO AN ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON IN WASAGA BEACH 2016-08-12 (WASAGA BEACH, ON) Officers from the Huronia West detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) charged two males last weekend in relation to an assault investigation in the town of Wasaga Beach. On August 6 2016 at approximately 1:20 am, officers were dispatched to an assault in progress on Main Street near Glenwood Drive in Wasaga Beach. Investigation The rest of this article and many more can be read in the police report at www.springwaternews.ca.
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The campaign also promotes superseded by a number of rulings and events that cannot awareness about the importance of properly maintaining be ignored at this time. Respectfully, those who advocate fuel-fired appliances and stresses the correct installation for this plan have the option to commence a legal action and/or replacement of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. against the subsequent rulings made. The sad part of a legal A question of “who subsidizes who” came up in regards action like this unfortunately will be that it pits resident to a proposed Affordable Housing project. As part of against resident. Not a good scenario. With the exception the County’s evaluation process for an affordable housing of the lawyers handling the matter, no-one will be happy project, the County requires a resolution from the Township in the end, if there even is an end. In the meantime, access stating its commitment to a tax grant requirement. Property issues continue. taxes for the affordable housing units must be at or below Non-shoreline residents can try to pool their resources the single residential rate. The financial impact would be and purchase shoreline lots. However, zoning, occupancy the monetary difference between the multi-residential tax and other issues may come into play and there is no rate and the single residential tax rate. The commitment guarantee that those who pooled their money will be able applies to a twenty-year period. Whether the School Board to collectively use the lot for the intended purpose. also has to agree to a lower tax rate on these properties As the recent higher water levels have been a factor over wasn’t clear. the last few months, should Council push for lower Bay The Drinking Water Quality Management Standard water levels? A significant number of shoreline residents in (DWQMS) requires the owner of the system, the the northern part of the Township would be very unhappy Township, to provide a written endorsement of the as a much larger stretch of often cumbersome rocky terrain Operational Plan. The Operational Plan was endorsed in in needs to be traversed in order to get to the water. Never 2008 by Council motion and signatures of the Mayor and mind the issues facing boaters who both reside in and visit CAO/Clerk. During the most recent DWQMS audit, the the Georgian Bay area of the Great Lakes. They may not auditor recommended having a new endorsement signed be able to navigate certain channels or dock their boats whenever new Councils are elected. More a housekeeping because of lower water levels and the rocky bottom. The item than anything else. One short item while I think about problem basically shifts from one area to another. Worse, it. Council increasingly is getting requests to fly flags for lower water levels play havoc with everything from different organizations throughout the year. The merits Commercial Interests like Marina locations to concerns of these approvals can be debated. However, that’s an about the natural Georgian Bay wetland environment. issue for another day. I do believe though that these flags Lowering water levels is clearly not a good solution either. should fly on a separate pole, rather than underneath the The “Grand Bend” ruling often comes up during Canadian, Provincial and/or Township flag. Does anyone conversations as well. This ruling however supports the else have any thoughts about that? fact that those who own private waterfront property do not That's it for this week folks. Much more took place. gain anything “by doing the nice thing”. Once waterfront Unfortunately, I am out of space. For those interested, a owning residents accommodate those who seek access to link to the entire August 8 Committee of the Whole Report private property adjacent to waterfront, a precedent is set will be placed on Dick’s TinyCorner Facebook page as and, as this ruling proved, a reversal of such a precedent soon as it is made available. In the meantime, please do may be near impossible. not forget to "LIKE" or "FRIEND" Dick's Tiny Corner's Put up more signs? Today’s accessible beach area may not Facebook Page for additional Tiny and area news as it be accessible tomorrow because of a change in water levels. happens. Readers can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Yesterday’s easterly wind pushed the water away from or at 705-549-8383. Tiny’s shoreline and provided more accessible public area beach as a result. However, the prevailing westerly wind has returned today to wipe out yesterday’s gain. It’s almost impossible to provide signage to address such a variable. Tiny’s parking strategy is a key component of the beach access and greater priority needs to be given to create access for residents to Tiny’s waterfront parks. Where a park has the space available, Council may not have a choice but create more permit parking spots, even if this takes away from the natural beauty and appeal of an area. An early afternoon drive in Chick Days 2016 beautiful sunny weather along Trew and Nicole Avenues on August 14th did not Drop in today and order your day old chicks, find a single car parked in the yellow turkeys, ducklings or ready to lay hens. signed Permit Zone Parking Areas and I wondered why. The “open parking” area on Nicole Avenue however was fully utilized. Does that mean that local residents, non-waterfront owners, all walk to the beach, don’t bother with their permits or have they simply given up going to the beach? I look forward to beach and parking related comments on the TinyCorner Facebook page. Enbridge Gas presented 100 combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to Tiny’s Fire Department through their Project Zero campaign. The objective of this unique campaign is to provide alarms to local fire departments for delivery to highrisk areas and individuals. Accordingly, eligible residents will have the early warning they need to safely escape a residence when either smoke or deadly
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by Dick Wesselo - A very busy last two weeks in the Township! Eleanor McMahon, Ontario’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, was in Tiny on August 9, 2016 to announce that our province is investing $7.2 million in 2016-17 to support local, regional and provincial organizations that offer quality programs and services to keep Ontarians active in sport, recreation and physical activity. Tiny received just over $20,000 for its “Come Play with Us: Rev-Up for Active Gaming in Tiny!” program. Don’t worry, Tiny is not getting a casino! This particular one-year project aims to encourage 150 adults and seniors in the Township of Tiny to learn about recreational activities and become more physically active. Tiny’s Council was well represented at the event. Tiny’s Clerk and Deputy Clerk and many Staff members of the Parks & Recreation Department were present in addition to the Mayor & Deputy Mayor of Penetanguishene, the Mayor of Essa Township and two Council members of the Township of Tay. The announcement was followed by a short pickle ball demonstration and in spite of the stifling heat, the Minister and Mayor Cornell also engaged in a brief game. The Mayor then took the Minister for a tour of the Township. Both surfaced again during the evening for the wellattended opening of the 2016 Ontario 55+ Summer Games in a very warm Penetanguishene Arena. These Games are organized by the Ontario Senior Games Association’s (OSGA) and their purpose is to promote a more active life style for those 55+ adults who are not involved in the more advanced or master levels of activities. The closing ceremonies were held at the Midland Recreation Centre on August 11. In observing the crowds during the events, it became clear that a lot of friendships were being renewed and there is no doubt that the event also established numerous new ones. Hockey Night in Simcoe County was held on August 10. Tay’s Mayor Scott Warnock and Penetanguishene’s Mayor Gerry Marshall defended their unbeaten coaching record and successfully coached the Simcoe North Hockey Team to an 8-6 win over Simcoe South. Both North and South Teams consisted of some NHL greats, a number of aspiring NHL players, politicians who always “skate well” when in a slippery environment and Sidney McMurter, the last minute replacement goaltender for the North Team from York University’s Women’s Hockey Team, part of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport’s league. This “warmup” game of Patrick Brown’s 2016 Hockey Challenge was followed by a game in Barrie on Thursday evening during which everybody won. That game’s final score was 15-15! There clearly is an opportunity for defensemen and women! The two charity games raised just over 200k for Simcoe’s Hospitals. Thanks to all players, sponsors and attendees for their support. A great job and well done! The Georgian Bay Pops Event was held on August 13 at a private resident on Methodist Point. In spite of the weather, the views over Georgian Bay from this location are always beautiful. Quartetto Gelato, of PBS’s “Wine Country” fame entertained the crowd with a wonderful musical combination of classical masterworks, South American tango’s and gypsy type ballads. Musicians Louis and Jill Lefaive provided the music during dinner and ELM Catering provided those in attendance with a wonderful meal. The Tiny Mayor’s Charity Golf Tournament was held on August 19th. 36 Foursomes enjoyed a great round of golf at the Midland Golf & Country Club. They were joined afterwards by a number of non-playing sponsors and residents for a terrific dinner provided by Phil’s Catering. Just over 37k was raised for local charities at this event. After all these wonderful dinners, no wonder Tiny needs a “Come Play with Us: Rev-Up for Active Gaming in Tiny!” program! The August 8 Committee of the Whole (CoW) meeting again provided standing room only in the Council Chambers. A number of Deputations and discussions related to Balm Beach issues were on the Agenda. After discussion and public input, Council directed Staff to create a report that is to detail how the situation in Balm Beach got to where it is today. This report will likely be on the August 29th Agenda. The downside of August 29 is the fact that beach season is almost over by then. Unfortunately, Council’s schedule is what it is and the information will at least be available for next year. No doubt, both shoreline and non-shoreline residents will be looking forward to a clean start for the 2017 cottage season. The best suggestion I can make to all is that you stay informed and that you continue to make your viewpoints heard. Keep sending those emails to Council and ask in your email that they become a part of the public record. I will be reporting on the developments as they occur. If you don’t have access to the Springwater News print version during the
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The photo with this week's column is of one-half of the signature board referenced over the last while, created at a 1968 reunion of former students and teachers of the Anten Mills Public School, now our community hall. If you look closely, you'll notice dates included with many of the names, which, near as we can figure out, signifies the years the signee attended the school. The oldest date we found on the board is 1881, a mere 135 years ago! Until last winter, the board was stored in the basement of the Anten Mills community hall. It truly is a meaningful keepsake of the history of Anten Mills’ days gone by, so some of those on the hall executive took on the project to have the board refurbished and framed for preservation. Once this was accomplished it was clear that the board deserves to hold a place of honour in the hall. This will happen on the afternoon of Sunday, September 18, during the afternoon celebrations to mark the 45th anniversary of the Anten Mills Community Association. Festivities begin at 1 p.m. and everyone is invited to come and take part.
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It is particularly hoped that some of those who signed this board back in 1968 and/or their family members are able to attend, so if you recognize a name on the board, or know members of their family who may not receive a copy of this newspaper, please pass the word along! A photo of the other half of the board will appear in the September 8 edition of this newspaper. So Long McLarty’s! At the end of July Colin and Gail McLarty said goodbye to Anten Mills, to make the move into Barrie and begin a new chapter in their lives. Many of us in the village have come to know Colin and Gail in their 13 years in the village, moving here from Oakville in a kind of semi-retirement to be closer to their daughters and their families in Barrie and King Township. With those grandbabies now in their teens and preteens, as well as a son and two more grandkids in California, Colin and Gail decided that it was the right time to make the move into Barrie, better
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by Bill French Midhurst/August 15, 2016 – From August 22 through August 28, one of the most iconic warplanes from World War II will visit Lake Simcoe Regional Airport located in Simcoe County. The public can experience a Living History Flight in a fully restored B-17 Bomber on Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28. The aircraft will be open to the public for tours on Monday, August 22, 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on Tuesday through Sunday, August 23 - 28 from 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. To schedule a ride call: 778-668-0417. The B-17 Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey is one of ten airworthy B-17s remaining out of over 12,000 manufactured for combat during WWII – and is the leading exhibition warbird in The Flying Legends of Victory Tour conducted by CAF Airbase Arizona, a non-profit flying museum. The exhibition of Sentimental Journey as part of the Flying Legends of Victory Tour is hosted and sponsored by Lake Simcoe Regional Airport, Tourism Simcoe County, Holiday Inn Express and Suites, and Enterprise Rent-a-Car.
S u m m e r 2016-What a Season First of all I am hoping you are having a wonderful summer as it draws to a close. The challenges on our farming community and local producers is unprecedented and we need to support buying local produce to assist them with the challenges they are encountering. If you see a farmer, say thank you for their dedication. This weather has kept our fire services quite busy and they have done an amazing job. Congratulations to them! County Population Allocation Update - In my last article I reported on the hearing that was held by the County to address the allocation of extra population in the Midhurst area beyond what has been approved to date. The landowners appealed and challenged the County’s designated exclusive decision making authority to the OMB and a 4 day hearing was conducted at the County Administration Centre in July. The Province, County of Simcoe, the Township of Springwater and the Midhurst Ratepayers Association all took the position that the allocation process was in keeping with the policies outlined in the Simcoe County Official Plan and is not subject to an appeal to the OMB. We await a ruling from the OMB. We expect a decision in the near future.
• Monday, August 22 starting at 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday through Sunday, August 23 – August 28 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. • Gate fee $10 CDN for ages 18+ and $5 CDN for ages 5-17 *CAF Airbase Arizona is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All proceeds go to the acquisition, restoration, and preservation of heroic aircraft and remembrance Living History Flights: • Friday, August 26, Saturday, August 27, and Sunday, August 28 • Cost: Bombardier Nose area $850 each USD Waist Gunner area $425 USD To book a flight call: 778-668-0417 or B17RC@azcaf.org A complete tour schedule is available at www.FlyingLegendsofVictory.com. Flying Legends Victory Tour Every summer thousands of people flock to unique historic exhibitions brought to over 40 communities around the U.S. and Canada by the Flying Legends of Victory Tour. An aircraft of stunning beauty and technological achievement, the B-17 also has breath-taking stories to tell of courage and service by Americans during one of the most important periods in U.S. history. Aircraft tours show where brave, young airmen defended huge bomber formations from enemy attack or searched for targets through the top secret Norden Bomb Sight. Living history flights immerse paying guests in the actual experience of manning the bombardier, machine gun or radio operator position. The sights, sounds, smell and feel of being in the footsteps of heroes who literally saved the world from fascism is an unforgettable education about history, the experiences of grandparents and the importance of Freedom. Replacement crews and aircraft were in constant demand. Many American women who joined the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) flew B-17s from factory to coastal depots for delivery overseas. Training airfields and additional manufacturing plants sprouted up all over the U.S. where hometown heroes of all ages, races and gender stepped up to do war work to achieve victory. The most destructive war of all time ended with an Allied victory in 1945. The Flying Legends of Victory Tour is a tribute to these Americans and those who honor them today. Sentimental Journey was originally manufactured and delivered to the U.S. Army Air Forces for war service in 1944 where she flew missions in the Pacific Theater. After the war she flew for training, testing and at-sea rescue missions and was eventually sold for surplus and used as a fire bomber. In 1978 the aircraft was purchased by a Commemorative Air Force (CAF) member and donated to the newly formed Arizona unit of the world-famous CAF. She was meticulously restored and is today maintained in tip-top condition and operated by all-volunteer crews from the membership of CAF Airbase Arizona. The Commemorative Air Force - Headquartered in Dallas, TX the world-famous Commemorative Air Force (CAF) was founded in 1957 with one vintage aircraft and was chartered as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 1961. It is now comprised of more than 80 units worldwide and more than 160 warbirds. CAF Airbase Arizona is the largest of CAF’s units and was established in Mesa, AZ in 1978. It operates the top military flying museum in the southwest and received a 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Proceeds from tour stops and ride programs fund maintenance, restoration and operations programs that make possible its public exhibitions -- and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Visit www.azcaf.org. Tourism Simcoe County is funded by the County of Simcoe. We promote area tourism and boost tourism partners, operators and the 25,000 employees working in regional tourism through funding initiatives and support of tourism programs and festivals. Visit our website at experience.simcoe.ca or better yet, visit, and experience amazing for yourself!
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For every extra a visit to the Elmvale Jungle Zoo, $100,000 we spend, that must be tax Rounds Ranch, the Flea Market just supported, it means an additional outside of Elmvale, the Springwater/ 1% increase in your taxes. When it Elmvale Farmers Market on Fridays comes to borrowing, I calculate that in Elmvale or just wonder the main for every $1,000,000 we borrow, street of Elmvale and have a nice amortize over 20 years and then add lunch. Take advantage of the many in the extra cost to operate, it that trails, parks and green spaces and would be an additional 1% increase spend an afternoon at Springwater in your tax rate. If we decided to Park which is open for day visits build a $40,000,000 modern multi operated by our First Nations people. use recreation complex such as We are quite fortunate to have our Orillia as an example and finance it rural setting that allows us to enjoy from our tax dollars only, that would nature in a variety of ways. Grab a be a 40% tax increase to the local canoe, bike or lace up some running tax rate. So what does that mean in or walking shoes and enjoy all that actual dollars from your pocket? Springwater has to offer. Assuming you have $400,000 home Springwater Swing - On July (hard to find in Springwater) your 18th, we hosted our 10th annual golf total tax bill for Springwater, County tournament, the Springwater Swing of Simcoe and Education is around to raise funds for local needs. Most of $4,000. About 40% of that or around the proceeds will go to the new CAP $1,600 comes to Springwater. In this (Community Assistance Program) case that complex, if financed with that will help those with special strictly local tax dollars, would mean and unexpected needs. This year’s an additional $560 per year on your tournament was held at the Barrie township property assessment. Golf and Country Club which lies in My message is simple. Kindly tell our beautiful Springwater Township. us as your Council what do you want As result of many fantastic sponsors and what you are willing to pay. I and over 120 golfers, we raised over for one do not like debt and would $26,000 this year. I would like to like to avoid doing what our current thank the co-chairs Deputy Mayor provincial and federal governments Allen and Councillor Hanna for are doing and that is financing the heading up the Committee. It was a uncertain future on the backs of our great fun day and a great success. A next few generations. special thanks goes to our staff who Mayor’s Open Visiting Hours assisted in making sure things ran Just a reminder that every Friday smoothly. starting again September 16 from 1 AMO Conference - The Association to 4:30, I will be hosting my open of Municipalities of Ontario gathers hours where you can drop in and once a year to share experiences address complaints, concerns or even and challenges that we are all face. appreciation for what is happening Matters such as the Environment, in Springwater. I have had numerous the local Economy, Climate Change, people come by and in some cases we Shared services and meetings with have resolved some simple issues. various Ministers of the Provincial The door is open. If you can’t make Government are all on the packed 3 it and want to keep up to date, you day program. This year AMO was can listen to my thoughts on items hosted by the City of Windsor and of interest on either Kool FM or Essex County. Ontario is comprised Rock 95’s or go to their website as of 444 separate municipalities all they have a feature with a monthly with their own unique challenges. I interview with me hosted by Dan was quite impressed with some of Blakely. the information I gathered especially Keep informed and involved with when it comes to cross border local Springwater by checking out our services, policing models, and a website www.springwwater.ca and special session on public engagement. especially our calendar of meetings. I had scheduled meetings with the Tune into our live streaming of Ministry of Transport, Ministry of the Council Meetings at www. Education, Ministry of Public Safety springwater.ca/live . Stay close to the and Ministry of Municipal Affairs action and read this excellent local and discussed local issues that impact paper, the Springwater News, and us. I will provide more detail once check out our regular Springwater I have reported to Council. I must Link and Council Corner columns. Be acknowledge that the new AMO part of the solution and have your say. Contact me at 705-728-4784 ext. President is the Deputy Mayor of Innisfil Lynn Dollin who happens to sit 2040 or my cell at 705-718-7031 or beside me at the County Council. She email at bill.french@springwater. has been in local politics for a long time ca and follow me on twitter @ and I am sure will voice the concerns MayorFrench A reminder these articles are of many of us in Simcoe County. Budgets - It is that time of year my thoughts and perspectives where we must start planning for the on issues and I am but one voice next fiscal year. We first will meet on on Council. These opinions may our 6 year capital plan and then work not reflect the position of other on our operating budget for 2017. Councillors.
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Health (the Ministers), who have created a Task Force Last week, we learned that Ontario is officially home to on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation, led by former summer is finally here! The 2nd Annual End of Summer Extravaganza is happening from 4-7pm on Saturday at our the highest residential electricity prices in North America Chretien and Martin Cabinet member Anne McLellan. community hall and park! This is an event to get people – surpassing the tiny island state of Hawaii. To put this The government has also released a discussion paper titled out and socializing, as well as raising some money for all into perspective, Hawaii is in the middle of the Pacific “Toward the Legalization, Regulation and Restriction of the community. The next goal of the hall board is to put Ocean – thousands of kilometres from any mainland Access to Marijuana” that details the objectives of the new planters full of flowers along Hwy 93 in the spring, so power generation – and their residents now pay less for system for restricted access to marijuana. hydro than some Hydro One customers. please come out and support the cause! The Task Force will engage with the public through online The impact of these skyrocketing rates has been well consultations, as well as with key stakeholders through The day will kick off at 4pm at the west side of the parking lot for the bike parade. The kids bike around the property, documented. We’ve all heard stories of families being in-person meetings, including with provincial, territorial ending at the pavilion, where Councillor Ritchie will be forced to choose between eating and heating their home. and municipal governments; experts in relevant fields (for helping judge the decorated bikes for prizes. Every child We all know someone who lives paycheque to paycheque, example public health, substance abuse, criminal justice, who participates in the parade will receive prizes which where every month is a bigger challenge when it comes to law enforcement); Indigenous governments; and youth. have been generously donated by Rick Campbell and the paying their hydro bills. If you would like more information on the consultations, Last week, we learned that because customers could not including the terms of reference for the Task Force, Hocking Homes Team, and Hillsdale Family Dentistry. After the parade, enjoy the obstacle course (and of course, afford to pay their sky-high bills, within a one year period biographies for Task Force members, and the “Toward Sparky) put on by our fabulous men and women from the the amount that was owed to Hydro One increased by 150 the Legalization, Regulation and Restriction of Access Hillsdale Firefighter’s Association! New this year, there per cent! And, the number of low-income families who to Marijuana” discussion paper, please visit http:// will also be a bouncy castle obstacle course, donated by could not afford to pay their bills increased by 42 per cent! healthycanadians.gc.ca/task-force-marijuana-groupeThe thing about numbers is that they never lie. etude/index-eng.php Rick Ellsmere from the Investor’s Group! 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End the Liberals are to the challenges everyday families face in The Task Force will present its final report in November day off with a piece of delicious (and free) cake, our way rural and small town Ontario. They refuse to step out of 2016. their bubble, and have yet to realize that for the people of of saying thank you for supporting our community. difficulties, nearly two-third are unaware that they can lead As summer ends, I would like to remind everyone that Simcoe County, life is harder under the Wynne Liberals. th As your MPP, it gives me great pride to serve as your to developmental delays, and half of parents do not realize school begins on Tuesday, September 6 , so please drive that a vision problem may be the cause of short attention with extra caution going through town as the kids – and voice in the Legislature. When the House reconvenes in spans in children. the fall, I look forward to making the Premier and Minister our crossing guards – will be out and about again. 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Southern Georgian Bay home sales post new July record Residential sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® came in well above year-ago levels in July 2016. Home sales numbered 389 units in July 2016, rising 20.4 per cent from a year earlier. The Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® comprises two distinctive markets. Home sales in the Western Region which includes Wasaga Beach, Springwater, Clearview Township, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, Municipality of Meaford and Grey Highlands rose 3.6 per cent on a year-over-year basis to 229 units in July 2016. Home sales in the Eastern Region, encompassing the Towns of Midland and Penetanguishene, and the Townships of Georgian Bay, Severn, Oro-Medonte, Tay and Tiny totaled 160 units in July. This was an increase of 56.9 per cent from July 2015. On a year-to-date basis home sales totalled 2,265 units over the first seven months of the year, rising 24.7 per cent from the same period in 2015. This marks the fastest time for activity to reach 2,000 sales and is currently on par to set a new annual record. Year-to-date sales in the Western Region were up 18.2 per cent from 2015. Activity over the first seven months of 2016 recorded a gain of 38.1 per cent year-over-year in the Eastern Region. “While July’s sales record was no surprise given the level of demand we’ve been seeing since the beginning of the year, what was interesting was under the surface there was a handoff in the strength of sales from the Western District to the Eastern District,” said Kevin Woolham, President of the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS®. “While Western District activity remained very strong, coming in just three sales shy of the July record set two years ago, sales in the Eastern District were the highest they have ever been in any month, smashing last July’s tally by 57 per cent. These unprecedented levels of activity have been responsible for drawing supply down to almost record lows. At this point what’s more surprising is that sales can keep up this type of pace with so few properties available for sale.” The number of new residential listings in July 2016 was 451 units, down 13.6 per cent from a year earlier. Overall supply remains at the lowest levels in more than a decade. There were 990 active residential listings on the Association’s MLS® System at the end of July 2016, down 41.6 per cent from year-ago levels. There were just 2.5 months of inventory at the end of July, down from 5.3 months recorded at the end of July 2015 and well below the long-run average for this time of year. The number of months of inventory is the number of months it would take to sell current inventories at the current rate of sales activity. The value of all residential transactions in July was $131.9 million. This was the highest July figure on record and marked the third best level of any month in history. Sales of all types of properties numbered 440 units in July, an increase of 20.2 per cent compared to the same month in 2015. The total value of all properties sold in July 2016 was $149.9 million, up 24.3 per cent from July 2015. Consult your Local REALTOR® for market conditions and home value information specific to your neighbourhood. Our REALTORS® live, work and play in Southern Georgian Bay and have the local knowledge you simply need to know! Encompassing several communities along the shores of southern Georgian Bay, approximately 1½ to 2 hours from Greater Toronto, the area is one of Canada’s premier four season recreational playgrounds. The Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® represents over 500 REALTORS® registered with its member offices. The geographical area served by the Association includes the Towns of Midland and Penetanguishene, the Townships of Georgian Bay, Severn, Oro-Medonte, Tay, Tiny and Springwater, Wasaga Beach, Clearview Township, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, Municipality of Meaford and Grey Highlands. “Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” ― Rob Siltanen Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.” Stacey Charter
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SIMCOE MUSKOKA – All beached out? Looking for some great ways to keep the family busy and active during the last weeks of summer? Check out some of the great ideas the primary students at a local health-based school event in June shared with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit: Play outside Go fishing Throw basketball hoops Go for a walk on a trail you haven’t tried Ride bicycles to the park Have a talent show Kick some soccer balls Swing on the monkey bars Dance Play baseball Treat your dog to a long walk Play hide and seek Jump rope If you have already maxed out these activities, have a family contest to see who can come up with the most or best ideas for active outdoor activities that you haven’t done yet this summer. And if you’re looking for more activities, ParticipACTION has some great ideas for outdoor family play at: https://www.participaction.com/en-ca/peptalk/ family-content/seven-ideas-for-unstructured-outdoorfamily-play. There is still so much to do before school starts again, so enjoy the last couple of weeks outdoors! For more information about physical activity see www. simcoemuskokahealth.org, or call Health Connection at 705-721-7520 (1-877-721-7520) Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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Lawn Mower / Snow Blower / Snowmobiles Orr Lake/Elmvale Pickup-Delivery 2158 Orr Lake Road North • 322-2707 Sun: 10:30 Church in the Pines 28 Lafaive Road Cawaja Beach Tiny - if it rains service goes to The Place Senior Centre 300 Balm Bh Rd. Everyone welcome. Bring Lawn chair. 705 533 3916 Sun: 11 am Christian Science Society Church services at 159 Collier St. Barrie DAILY EVENTS - All on the website at www.springwaternews. ca with greater information. Aug 25-28: Barrie Fair at the Essa Agriplex 7505 10th Line, Thornton with the RCMP Musical Ride on Sunday at 11:30 and 4:30 www.essaagriplex.ca Aug 26: 8 pm Pretzel Logic www.petersplayers.com Aug 26 - Mayors 2016 Golf Challenge - Marlwood Golf & Country Club. 11 a.m. Mayor Brian Smith will be hosting this four person scramble golf tournament. 705-429-3321 Ext. 22. Friday, Aug 26 / Sat Aug 27 8 to 1 p.m. The Prince of Peace Anglican Church 565 Mosley Street Wasaga Beach is hosting a Giant Book 705-422-1116. Aug 26 (reception 7-9)- Oct 15 12th Annual Juried Exhibition at Quest Art Midland Cultural Centre 705 536-ARTS Aug 26: 7 pm 1st Annual MCC Variety Evening at the Midland Cultural Centre cohosted by the legendary Canadian entertainer Tommy Hunter. 705 527 4420 Aug 27, 28 - Multisport Triathlon Beach Area # 1. The Triathlon attracts more 800 athletes of all abilities and ages from all over Ontario. Whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned pro www.multisportcanada.com Aug 28 @11 a.m. Christian Science Society, Barrie, 159 Collier St Lesson Sermon CHRIST JESUS Aug 29: Bayfield House Retirement Lodge 5 Beck Boulevard, Penetanguishene. The Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County’s support groups connect family and friends caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias, to education and coping strategies in a safe place, while sharing challenges and successes. (705)329-0909. Aug 30: 7 pm Jazz in the Park at Oakview Woods Gazebo WB Tonight , The Willows entertain www.wasagabeach.om Sept 1 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.- Coffee & Learn Chamber of Commerce Boardroom, 550 River Road West. This presentation will also emphasize the top scams targeting Businesses in Ontario as well as how to avoid them. We will also cover computer security for personal and business use. 705-429-2247 Sept 2: Red Skelton Reflections Waterside Retirement Lodge Inc., 239 Zoo Park Rd. Sept 4 @11a.m. Christian Science Society, Barrie, 159 Collier St. Lesson Sermon MAN Sept 4: Memories of Summer Fireworks Display Beach Area # 1. plus entertainment all day. www.wasagabeach.com Elmvale Legion - This is a reminder that the next Legion General Meeting, will be on Tuesday September 6. There will be a complimentary dinner at 6pm consisting of assorted sandwiches and salads.The General Meeting will commence at 7pm.It is important that Members attend General Meetings in order to have knowledge of current events within your Legion, and also to vote. We do appreciate and need, your participation. If planning to attend the dinner, please RSVP by calling the Legion (705)- 322-1042 to leave your name. If not registered by 5pm Saturday September 3rd, it will be presumed that you will NOT be attending the dinner. Also Note: Legion in house 2 handed crib, begins Thursday September 15th at 7pm. This will run every Thursday until December 15th 2016 Sept 8: 7:30 Barrie Mo;son Centre Guild’s Club Simcoe Muskoka & the Barrie Colts present Charity Game Night - Barrie Colts versus Owen Sound Attack $11.50 705 726 5199 x 228 Sept 8: Lakehead University Orillia Campus 10th Anniversary Hole-in-ten Golf Tournamnet at 11:30 and BBQ at 4:30 Sept 10 - Simcoe County Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society will meet at 2:00 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 79 Ferris Lane, Barrie, Ontario. www.simcoebogs.com
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Sept 14 - Wasaga Beach Community Garden Free Workshop “Seed Saving Workshop”. WB Community Garden. 6 p.m. Please RSVP for all workshops by contacting Darlene Poole at 705-429-3321 ext. 22 or email@example.com Sept 15-18 - Stonebridge Wasaga Blues Various Venues around Wasaga Beach. The Stonebridge Wasaga Blues is a 2 day festival, featuring more than 8 Blues bands on the main stage, a vibrant vendors village, a street shuffle, a pub crawl and Boogie Woogie Banquet (September 16). For a list of venues and performers please visit www.wasagabeachblues.com Sept 16 6 p.m. - 1 a.m.- Boogie Woogie Blues Banquet Wasaga RecPlex, 1724 Mosley Street. Cocktails, Dinner & Dance featuring Chuck Jackson’s Hogtown Allstars + Special Guests. www.wasagabeachblues.com Sept 17 Matinee 1-6 pm Heavie Kevie’s 60th Birthday at Sticky Wings Extra Special Celebration 721 8793
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Announcements / Coming Events Dorothy Jean Wilson turns 90 this year Please join us on Saturday, August 27th Minesing Community Centre
Drop in any time between 12 and 4
Luncheon will be served. Best wishes only please.
Happy Faces Home Day Care I have my CPR, First Aid, Criminal Records Check and have been doing day care for 16 years. Home-made food and snacks. I do pre-school programs to get children ready for kindergarten. Flexible hours, great references and tax receipts available. 705 828 1239 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Hall - Elmvale Lions Club Hall is available for reunions, anniversaries, dances, parties or whatever. Kitchen included. Call Bob at 705 322 4484 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
Main Street Market Bazaar 24 Queen St. W. Elmvale
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705 322 3535 ARTICLES • Wanted/For Sale DOWNSIZING ? SETTLING AN ESTATE ? We pay CASH for older items...glass, china, costume or fine jewelry, furniture, oddities, records & CDs. For more info, call Peter 705-322-3484 or 705-322-3535. Wanted - A collector trying to recreate an old time General Store is looking for items found in a General Store before 1955. Eg. tea tins, tobacco tins, candy tins, post cards, bottles, magazines, old paper items, comic books, signs, toys, advertising, old store stock etc. CASH PAID 416 - 953 - 6219 or 416 - 745 - 4981
French legal advice regarding social assistance, housing, EI and CPP issues. Conseils juridiques gratuits en logement, aide sociale, assurance-emploi et pensions (RPC). Call the French Legal Advice Line Appelez la Ligne d’avis juridique 1-87 POUR AVIS (1-877-687-2847).
House Cleaning Laurie’s Cleaning Service • 361 1785 Residential Cleaning Weekly/Biweekly/Monthly • Spring cleaning • Selling your home • Cleaning your home for new owners
Eva’s Alteration & Repairs
Specializing in leather Zipper replacement. new linings in jackets. invisible mending on leathers. Also jeans, slacks, ski-suits, dresses, etc. Call 705 728 9042 • Midhurst
Simcoe North MPP Patrick Brown and MP Bruce Stanton Announce Annual Summer BBQ Simcoe North MPP Patrick Brown and MP Bruce Stanton invite local residents to a Summer BBQ on Sunday, August 28th at ODAS Park in Orillia (4500 Fairground Rd.) from 3:00PM – 6:00PM. The BBQ features pulled-pork on a bun by Shaw’s Catering. The Summer BBQ is free of charge, as it is sponsored by the Simcoe North Conservative Electoral District Association, and the Simcoe North Ontario PC Riding Association. “As our tradition has been in Simcoe North, we welcome constituents to join us for an afternoon of good food, entertainment and fellowship, rain or shine,” said MP Stanton. “I’m excited to join with Bruce and show our appreciation
$40,000 carries for $150 per month. OAC www.darick.ca 705 623 8658 YBM Group Lic#11129 Barrie, On
For rent (WANTED) - apt., houses, and halls
Super September Sale
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: email@example.com. Web c Site: www.orrlakegolfclub.com
Pieces of Olde Part time kitchen help wanted. Please call Jill at 705-322-0314.
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
requires noon hour supervisors beginning on Tuesday, September 6th for one hour per day (11:35 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.). Hourly rate is $13.00 per hour plus 4% vacation pay. If you are interested, please call the school at 705-322-1622 and leave a voicemail message with your name and contact phone number. A staff memberhelp will return your call in August. wanted
Sweet Corn And Fresh Vegetables Now Available Open 9:30 am - 8 pm Daily 3216 George Johnston Rd. Phone: 705.734.9448 Cell: 705.725.2023 www.harrisfarms.ca
Birch Farms • All Non-GMO
1962 Mill St. West • Hillsdale Strawberries - You pick or we pick! Also in season - we have beans • beets • carrots • cabbage • cauliflower squash • tomatoes • onions • peppers • peas potatoes • pumpkins • sweet corn • zucchini
Home of the butter tarts • Call 705 322 2062
Minimal use of pesticides • Local teenagers are helpers
Blueberry Picking almost done Prepicked available • Orders Taken
“Our grandchildren eat them right out of the patch!” Roadside stand - Cauliflower, Excellent Sweet Corn, and much more 4 km North of Springwater Provincial Park 1571 Nursery Road Open Mondays to Fridays 8 to noon & 5 to 7 pm Closed Sat for Barrie Farmer’s Market
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Thank you! Parts Position
Location: Stayner Position Type: Full-Time Permanent This position reports to the Parts Manager and is responsible for sourcing and sales of all parts and accessories to existing and prospective customers through exceptional service and by completing the following: • Answering and making sales calls as needed. • Evaluating and recommending parts required based on customer information. • Looking up and locating parts in inventory or ordering parts from suppliers as per policies. • Maintaining a professional appearance and a safe, clean work environment. Qualifications that a candidate should possess in order to gain consideration for this position: • Previous experience in similar position an asset or retail/customer service • Experience with Agricultural machinery an asset • Must possess good written and strong verbal communication skills. • Must be able to handle competing priorities and meet deadlines. • Flexible to work schedule and extended hours • Ability to use Microsoft programs and applications. • High energy, positive attitude, and takes initiative. • Able to utilize manufacturer and supplier websites. Please forward resumes in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4pm on Friday September 16th, 2016. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
“When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.” Winston Churchill
Moreau, Gilbert – The family of the late Gilbert Moreau wish to thank their family, friends and neighbours for all their care and concern during Gil’s illness and passing. The many cards, flowers, Masses and visitations at the funeral home were greatly appreciated. Many thanks for all the food that we received during the past months from neighbours and friends. What a blessing you have been. Thank you to Father Jim for his kindness and words of comfort at Mass, and to Mike Stone and his staff for helping us through this most difficult time. A special thank you to dr. Kent Russell and Erica (oncololgy), Dr. Matt Fallwell and Wende Hogan (radiology), and the palliative care nurses who took such wonderful care of Gil in the last stages of his illness. “The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.” Martha Washington “Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.” Albert Schweitzer “Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.” Heraclitus “Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.” Herman Hesse “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” Aesop “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” Andy Rooney
Elmvale Skating Club Registration September 15th and 19th
5:00 – 7:00pm Arena Lobby **New Lower CanSkate and PreCan Prices** Visit www.elmvaleskatingclub.com for more information to the great people of Simcoe North, who we’re both honoured to represent. Shaw’s is going to cook us a wonderful meal, and I hope as many people as possible are able to come out to join us,” MPP Brown commented. The joint Brown/Stanton Summer BBQ will be held annually, alternating between Orillia and Midland. In 2017, the Summer BBQ will be at Little Lake Park in
Midland, and return to ODAS Park in Orillia in 2018. Simcoe North Conservative Electoral District Association (www.simcoenorthconservative.ca) Simcoe North Ontario PC Riding Association (www. simcoenorth.ontariopc.com) Email queries: email@example.com
Springwater News • Aug 25, 2016 Edition 476 • E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • www.springwaternews.ca AUCTION SALE TOM & SANDRA PRIDHAM PH. 705-424-5348
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This Barrie area auction contains stationary engines, a Kubota diesel riding mower, Honda snow thrower, rototiller, home furnishings, musical items, wall phones, antiques & tools & more! All photos & information is available on the website at www.rapid-sell.ca. 3 bedroom country bungalow will be for sale following content auction.
MILLER MOVING SALE
TO BE SOLD ONLINE FROM SEPT. 4 - 8 This Barrie moving sale contains beautiful home furnishings in excellent condition including a cherry dining room set, sideboard, china cupboard, handmade Mennonite pine bedroom furniture, baker’s rack, black wood bedroom furniture, microfiber sofa, loveseat & chair, Newcombe mid-century oak piano, foosball table, artwork & more!
UPCOMING AUCTIONS PRIME HWY. 6 COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE AUCTION - Guelph Sep. 7-14 PROMINENT WATERLOO RESIDENT ESTATE AUCTION - Waterloo Sep. 11-15 MACTAVISH COIN & JEWELLERY AUCTION - Guelph - Sep. 11-15 WITTICH DOWNSIZING SALE - Georgetown- Sep. 18-22 SEAFORTH FAMILY ESTATE COLLECTIBLES - Guelph - Oct.2-6 WINIFRED SHANTZ COLLECTION OF MUSEUM QUALITY PIECES Guelph - Oct.2-6
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New National Check-Off study shows increased benefits to Canadian cattle producers
EM. # 6122 - 30TH SIDEROAD ESSA TWP.
Directions Come east of Angus on Simcoe Rd. 90 for 2 km to the 5th Line Essa (lights) turn south 1 km to 30 Sideroad of Essa turn left (east) to Em. # 6122 north side between the 5th & 6th NOTE Please drive into large field for parking.
SAT. SEPT. 10TH AT 10 AM
Tractor Kubota L3430 - 4WD HST OS, remotes, diesel, roll bar, 420/70-24 rears only 519.6 hrs. (as new); Riding Mowers & Quad Kubota F2560 fr. mt. mower 3 cyl. diesel 5' deck only 1345 hrs.; John Deere LA165 mower 48" deck only 196 hrs; Suzuki 4 WD Quad runner 2,430 km only 477 hrs.; Trailer 2008 Advantage 6' SA trailer; Equip. Howse 5' bush hog; M.F. 8' 3 ph disc.; Douglas 6' finishing mower; Arpes 6' grader blade; Mckee 6' snow blower; M.F. 3F 3ph plow; 3 ph 6' cult.; Wifco 3 ph pallet forks; Craftsman 42" lawn sweeper; Fimco 7' pull sprayer (new); Agri Fab pull broadcaster; snow blade for quad; J.D. 17P dump trailer; steel garden trailer; Shop Equip. Generac XP8000E - 8000 watt generator; shop vac; pedestal grinder; General drill press; Lincoln 225 elec. welder; Stihl MS 180C & Shindaiwa 488 chain saws; Troy built TB 250B blower; Homelite 22T weed eater; Dewalt 200 psi compressor; 10" Skilsaw table saw; Superwinch elec. winch NIB; acetylene torches; chop saw; garden tools; pipe wrenches; receivers; bee smoker; sledge; racoon traps; tree pruner; power tools; fans; alum. ladders; wheel barrow; chain fall; rebar; tool boxes; etc. etc. Appliances 2 Whirlpool fridges; Whirlpool stove; Kenmore washer & dryer; Sony 55" TV; stereo; Furniture inside, outside & collectibles; dark oak dining room table (3 leaves) 6 chairs & hutch; 5 pc bedroom suite; Singer sewing machine; 3 ant. tables; ant. love seats; sm. ant. Church pew; ant. drop front desk; ant. fern stand; pink chair; bamboo hanging chair; blue love seat & chesterfield; coffee & end tables; 2 black chairs; 5 pc. cast iron patio set; 3 wood picnic tables; 3 cast flower pots; dinner bell; cast pot & hanging arm; 2 computer desks; Ginger Bread clock; 15 crocks; oil lamps; butter bowl; bread bowl; 5 gal churn; 8 pl Rose Garden Myott dinner set w/bowls etc.; cross & olive glasses; metal gun cabinet; knives; fish poles; gun cases; fishing tackle; wagon misc.; NOTE Tractor & machinery selling around 12:30. Property Sold. Lunch booth. Washroom. Terms Cash or known cheque with proper ID only. Visa, M/C & Interac. Neither the owner nor Auctioneer will be responsible for accident or property loss. Good quality sale. Plan to attend.
August 18, 2016 – The Canadian Beef Cattle Research, Market Development and Promotion Agency (the Agency), in partnership with Canfax Research Services is pleased to release a study evaluating the economic benefits from the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off. The study, prepared by Dr. James Rude and Dr. Ellen Goddard, is an update on the 2010 Cranfield Study which had reported results ahead of the 2010 merge of the Beef Information Centre, Canadian Beef Export Federation and the National Check-Off Agency. The new study reports that on average from 2011/12 to 2013/14, every check-off dollar invested in national research and marketing activities resulted in a benefit cost ratio of 14:1 or $14 of benefit for Canadian cattle producers. This is up from the $9 average between 2005 and 2008. In addition, the average benefit cost ratio grew steadily between 2011 and 2014. This implies that despite positive benefits, there has been under-investment in research and marketing activities for the Canadian beef cattle industry. Newly elected Agency Chair Linda Allison is confident that setting goals based on the study results will ensure that the industry moves forward together. “The 14:1 benefit seen from each National Check-Off dollar confirms the value of producer investment. However, with the declining purchasing power of the National Check-Off and reduced marketings in recent years, underinvestment is evident. It is imperative that we continue to find ways to optimize the return for our producers across the country.” The change in benefit cost ratio for research, overseen by the Beef Cattle Research Council dropped from $46 to $34.50 during 2005 to 2008, while marketing, managed by Canada Beef, had a benefit cost ratio of $13.50, up from $7.55 in the previous study. Generally, an inverse relationship exists between the amount of money spent on a promotion or research activity and its marginal benefit cost ratio. It is this diminishing marginal return that helps explain why as investment has increased for research over the past five years, that the benefit cost ratio has declined, just as marketing dollars have declined and the benefit cost ratio has increased. While the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-off provides the core industry funding for research and marketing programs, it does not fully cover the costs of all programs and activities. Supplementary funding is obtained by leveraging the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-off, attracting on average $3 for every $1 for research and $1 for every $1 for marketing between 2011/12 and 2013/14. The Agency is dedicated to continually monitoring the benefit cost ratio of the National Check-Off through ongoing studies, and ensuring that extra value is derived from producer check-off and import levy investments. Along with the full study from Dr. Rude, the Agency and Canfax Research Services developed two supplementary documents to pinpoint the highlights of the study and how they are applicable to the Canadian beef industry. The Canadian Beef Cattle Research, Market Development
Keep Your Summer Free of Tick Bites Ontarians Reminded to Lower Their Risk of Lyme Disease
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health are reminding Ontarians to protect themselves from tick bites while enjoying or working outdoors this summer. Lyme disease can be serious. If not identified early, infection can lead to recurring arthritis, neurological problems, numbness, and paralysis. Lyme disease is spread to humans through the bite of an infected blacklegged tick. Tick populations are established in known risk areas throughout the province. In addition, multiple factors are allowing ticks to potentially establish populations in new areas throughout the province. These factors include climate change, warmer winter temperatures and ticks’ ability to “hitch-hike” on suitable hosts, like birds or deer. Ticks live near the ground in woodlands, tall grasses and bushes, and thrive in moist environments, like those found underneath old leaves on the forest floor. The best way to prevent tick bites include: • Wearing closed-toe shoes, long-sleeved shirts and pants • Pulling your socks over your pant legs to prevent ticks from crawling up your legs • Wearing light-coloured clothing to spot ticks more easily • Using insect repellent containing DEET or Icaridin on clothing as well as on exposed skin, following the product instructions carefully Bob Severn Auctioneer • Showering or bathing within two hours of being Shelburne 519-925-2091 outdoors to remove ticks that can be on your skin but not yet attached www.auctionsfind.com/severn • Doing a daily full body check for ticks. Young blacklegged ticks can be as small as a poppy seed, BRIDGE BITES from The American Contract Bridge League so look carefully. Check children COUNTING THE HAND By: Brian Gunnell and pets for ticks as well. • Placing outdoor clothing This week we start a series of hands where the key to success is counting the opponents’ distribution, in each case turning a guess into a sure thing. through the dryer cycle for 60 minutes on high heat before E-W Vulnerable ♠ AJ94 washing to kill any ticks that may South West North East ♥ QJ94 be hard to see. 2♦ Dbl 4♦ ♦Q 4♠ Pass Pass Pass ♣ Q542 If you or a family member are North West’s 2♦ was a Weak Two, showing experiencing serious symptoms ♠ Q8 ♠ K3 less than opening values and a 6-card and health effects, or have ♥ T72 ♥ K3 West East suit. East further crowded N-S by ♦ AKT653 ♦ J9874 concerns about any symptoms, Declarer jumping to 4♦ and South tried 4♠. The ♣ T9 ♣ A876 please contact your health care good news for E-W was that they had ♠ T7652 bounced N-S into a poor contract, the provider. ♥ A865 bad news was that South makes her QUICK FACTS ♦2 contract if she does a little counting. ♣ KJ3 • Dogs and cats can carry the ticks into your home and place West leads the ♦A and shifts to the ♣T. East wins the Ace and returns the suit, families at risk of being bitten. vainly hoping that West can ruff. But Declarer’s King wins the trick, then comes the ♠A, and a second Spade won by East. Declarer wins the Club continuation in Check your pets for ticks daily and talk with your vet about Dummy, and leads the ♥Q which East declines to cover. What next? keeping your pet protected from Three tricks have been lost and Declarer must bring in the Heart suit for no ticks. losers if she is to make her contract. She can either play a low Heart to the Ace, • The most commonly known hoping that East has started with doubleton King … or she can lead the Jack, symptom of Lyme disease is an hoping to squash West’s doubleton Ten and set up the Nine. There’s no need to guess this one. West has six Diamonds for his 2♦ bid, and has shown up with expanding, non-itchy to mildlytwo Spades and two Clubs. That leaves three Hearts! So, Declarer plays a low itchy skin rash. The rash can Heart from Dummy and, sure enough, the King pops out of East’s hand. begin at the site of the tick bite between three and 30 days after Of course, if East had known that Declarer would be so unsporting as to count exposure and usually grows in out the distribution, then he would have covered the Queen with the King and size for several days. Although given Declarer a guess for the ♥T. many people never get or see a Visit www.acbl.org for more about the fascinating game of bridge or email email@example.com rash. For games in Barrie see www.bridgescore.com/bib • When doing a full body check For games in Midland see www.midlanddbc.com for ticks, pay close attention to areas such as your scalp, ankles, and Promotion Agency manages the Canadian Beef armpits, groin, naval and behind your ears and knees. Cattle Check-Off. Through the National Check-Off, Use a mirror to check the back of your body or having Canadian beef cattle producers collectively invest someone else check for you. in research, market development and promotion to • Most cases of Lyme disease can be treated achieve the industry’s long-term vision of a dynamic successfully with a few weeks of antibiotics if diagnosed and profitable Canadian beef industry, with Canadian and treated early. The earlier treatment is received the high-quality beef products recognized as the most better. outstanding by Canadian and world customers.
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Online questionnaire offers tips to keep your child healthy
SIMCOE MUSKOKA – Are you a parent who sometimes worries about the eating habits of your toddler or preschooler? Check out Nutri-eSTEP, an online questionnaire offered by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit. Nutri-eSTEP is a simple questionnaire for parents of children aged 18 months to five years of age that provides feedback about what’s going well and where you can do a little tweaking to keep your child healthy. The questionnaire aims to support parents to raise healthy children. The health behaviours children learn in their early years, including their nutritional, physical and sedentary activities, can impact their lifelong health. To check out Nutri-eSTEP, or the Healthy is as easy as 1, 2, 3 community resource, see www.smdhu.org/NutrieSTEP. Health Connection weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 705-721-7520 or toll free 1-877-721-7520.
Protect your health when heat soars
SIMCOE MUSKOKA – With high heat and humidity continuing over the next few days, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reminds people to put some precautions in place to protect their health. Infants and young children, people 65 years and older, people with chronic lung conditions and those on certain medications are the most vulnerable to heat-related illness. Try these measures to keep you and your family healthy during a heat wave: • be sure to drink plenty of fluids (non-caffeinated). Don’t wait until you feel thirsty – that’s a sign that your body is already becoming dehydrated • stay cool indoors and if possible, seek out an airconditioned place • if you must be outside, stay in the shade and make sure you wear and reapply sunscreen, a broad-brimmed hat, sunglasses and wear lightweight, light-colored, loosefitting clothing • electric fans provide comfort by increasing evaporation, however when the conditions are extreme, fans will not prevent heat-related illness • keep physical activity to a minimum • draw blinds/curtains to prevent radiant heat from entering homes. The initial signs of heat exhaustion include feeling hot, uncomfortable or lethargic, and experiencing a loss of appetite. If symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, throbbing headache, chest pain, dry skin (no sweating), problem breathing and/or confusion develop, you should seek medical attention. www.simcoemuskokahealth.org. Health Connection, at 705-721-7520 (1-877-721-7520) Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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Although we smile and make no fuss, No one misses him more than us. And when old times we oft recall, It's then we miss you most of all. Jackie, Scott, Doug, Samantha, and Matthew In Loving Memory Marian Currie August 22, 2015 One year has passed since that sad day When one we loved was called away A silent thought, a secret tear Keeps your memory ever dear God took you home, it was his will but in our hearts, you live still Alex & Family GILLESPIE, Rose V. — In loving memory of a dear wife, mother and grandmother who passed away August 18, 2000. If Roses grow in Heaven, Lord please pick a bunch for us. Place them in her arms and tell her they are from us. Tell her we love her and miss her. And when she turns to smile, place a kiss upon her cheek, and hold her close for us for a while. Because remembering her is easy, we do it every day, But there is an ache in our hearts that will never go away. Sadly missed, lovingly remembered by your family. Connie McLean – September 1, 2009 Mom, you're not forgotten, Nor ever will you be As long as life and memory last, We will remember thee. No one knows the silent heartaches, Only those who have lost can tell Of the grief that's borne in silence For the one we loved so well. Always in our hearts.
FLyNN, thomas Owen “0zzie” (Co-Owner of ARCHER, Edward - (Member Coronation McEachern Neal & Flynn Cartage, Retired of Sears Canada AF&AM #466 Elmvale) Passed away suddenly at home SLH, Retired Captain Barrie Volunteer Fire Department on 6, 2016. Neal Legion Archer of Elmvale in andSaturday, MemberAugust of Royal Canadian Branch #147 his year. Dear father ofbut Ryan (Ashley)atand for 57th 37 Years.) Suddenly, peacefully theBrooke Royal (Jeremy). LovingBarrie grandfather of Dustin, Natalya, Victoria Hospital, on Monday November 24th, Davis, and Savannah. Brother of Tammy Peters, Terry 2008. Ozzie Flynn of Barrie (in his 80th year). Beloved (Bob) Colyn, Kenof(Shannon) SonLoving of the husband of 60and years May (neeArcher. Williams). late Roy Betty Archer. father of and Catharine Marley and her husband Paul, Louise Visitation washusband at the Michael, Lynn-Stone Funeral Home Smith and her Barbara Flynn and her Elmvale, from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm on Sunday, August husband Buzz Carroll. Loving grandfather of Leigh 14. funeral(Marc service was held in theMarley funeral(Gilbert home AnneAMarley Masson), Jennifer chapel Monday, August 15 Christopher at 1:30 pm.Smith Cremation Kuiper),onScott Marley (Laura), (Jody with interment Elmvale Cemetery. Size), and great Becker), LeahatSmith (Christopher Memorial the RVH Cardiac would grandfatherdonations of Lauren,toCarsten, Owen, Liam,Unit Emily and be appreciated by the family. Expressions of sympathy Isabelle. Dear brother of the late Monica Paton, survived may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com by her husband Sandy, and the late Joyce Ridley. Friends called at the STECKLEY-GOODERHAM Funeral Home, Clapperton and Worsley Streets, Barrie on Wednesday 2-4 andAccordion, 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will Guitar, Piano, from Keyboard, Drums, Banjo, be held at St Mary’s Church, 65 Amelia Street, Barrie Bass, Mandolin & Ukelele lessons available in Elmvale on November 27th, Flexible at 10:00times. am. Interment for Thursday Children, Adults, Seniors. ReasonSt. Mary’s Cemetery, Memorial able rates. PrivateBarrie. Instruction. For donations more info,to the Kidneycall Foundation or the Heart andor Stroke Foundation John Brown at 322-7696 322-3995 would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www,steckleygooderham.com
GALBrAitH, Ethel mary Sabina - At the Wedgewood Manor, Summerside, P.E.I. on Tuesday, November 18, 2008, In her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Arnold Galbraith. Dear mother of Sabina (John) Daniels of Richmond Hill, Jim (Rebecca) of Texas, Dale (Anita) of Newmarket, Heather Zaharychuk of S’side, David of Manitoulin Island, Earl (Vivian) of Brampton, June (James) Walters of S’side, Lois Travors of S’side Jennifer Martin & Donald (Carol) of Sydney, B.C. Also survived by 86 Idlewood Drive, Midhurst 16 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Sister of 705-305-2988 Lessons that cater to the student Joyce MacSweyne, Fred Dapp and& the late Bert Dapp firstname.lastname@example.org Relaxed comfortable learning style & Marjorie Chambers. Memorial Donations to the 2016 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS Alzheimer Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, This year the Stewart L. Page Scholarship Elmvale. Selection
Committee is pleased to announce that three students from Being physically active is essential to good health, and North Simcoe will receive a scholarship to assist with their one of the easiest ways to be get moving on a regular basis Post-Secondary Education. is to use active transportation to get places you’re already Victoria Turner, of Elmvale, will be attending the Don, Dan, Ann Louise and families going. Active transportation, which is simply any form of University of Guelph. Victoria is enrolled in the Bachelor Stephen Trace 1964-1992 human powered transportation, from walking to cycling of Science (Animal) Agriculture program. Bill Trace 1931-2011 to skateboarding to using a wheelchair, is a great way to Madison Bumstead, of Victoria Harbour, will be attending build physical activity into our everyday life. The days we do not think of you the University of Guelph (Ridgetown Campus). Madison The benefits of active transportation are important Are very hard to find. is enrolled in Agriculture program. to individuals and to our society as a whole. In 2014 We hold you close within our hearts Victoria Gunnarson, of Orillia, will be attending the 445 St.Victoria Vincent Street in the Applied the Medical Officers of Health in the Greater TorontoAnd there you both remain. University of Guelph. is enrolled Hamilton area (GTHA), including Simcoe Muskoka, Barrie, Ontario L4m 6t5 To walk with us throughout our lives Nutrition program. released Improving Health by Design, which directly Until we meet again. The Stewart L. Page Scholarship Fund was established in attributes an alarming increase in diabetes—some 12,500 1967 when S.L. Page retired as Agricultural Representative Forever missed by the Family Circle. new cases a year—to physical inactivity. Inactivity and in North Simcoe. Money was provided by farm people obesity cost the Ontario economy an estimated $4 billion result of a traffic collision with a car or truck. During the in North Simcoe in appreciation of his guidance in every year. Locally we find that heart disease is at or above same time period, 67 Simcoe Muskoka pedestrians died the development of agriculture and rural life. Further in transportation-related accidents, with 80 per cent of the contributions, by individuals or commodity groups, to the the provincial average. Providing active transportation options also benefits deaths a result of traffic collisions. scholarship fund are welcome. The scholarship is available People are more likely to walk or cycle if they have safe to students residing in North Simcoe, who plan to enroll health because with fewer vehicles on the road, we improve air quality. According to the 2006 census, 92 per cent of and easy access to trails, sidewalks and bike lanes. That in an Agriculture, Veterinary or Home Economics related commuters in Simcoe Muskoka drove a car, truck or van requires conscious planning to ensure that, as we move Degree or Diploma Course. to work, only six per cent walked or biked, and two per toward building more active transportation options into cent used public transit. The vehicles we drive generate community design, safety is at the forefront. The good news is that we are building the idea of active transportation into our roughly 23 per cent of Canada’s greenhouse emissions. culture, at work, at home, at play and in government policy. It has been rewarding Improving air quality by travelling in less polluting ways can prevent in the neighbourhood of 150 premature deaths in recent years to work with municipalities to change official plan language in the GTHA each year and help to mitigate climate to encourage more health-conscious planning and development of our cities and towns. It is also important to design our communities to make day to day change. However, it’s difficult to encourage people to use active needs more accessible by mixing non-residential uses into our residential areas transportation without discussing safety, something I in addition to creating safe and dedicated active transportation options. At the know about from personal experience. I’ve been a cycling provincial level, legislation amended last fall will increase safety for motorists and cyclists. commuter for many years While it will take years for the improved planning Lynda McLaren now, which I enjoy doing, to actually be built, I look forward to the continuing rain or shine, eight months Piano Lessons good work by our municipalities and governments. In of the year. The route I use the meantime, there are some positive changes we can is the best I have found, but 15 Stone Street, Elmvale all make. 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Gilmor vs. Goliath: Conservation groups seek to overturn precedent-setting court decision allowing family to build home
A precedent-setting court decision that could affect anyone in the province owning property in environmentally protected areas is currently making its way through the Ontario Court of Appeals. It all started in 2009 when Alex and Tania Gilmor began the permit process to build a home on their property in Amaranth, a small community of roughly 4,000 residents about 15 minutes northwest of Orangeville. The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority denied that application and a proceeding appeal, and for the last seven years the Gilmors have been fighting for permission to build on their land. After another appeal to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) was denied via tribunal in July 2013, the Gilmors appealed that decision in Ontario Superior Court, finally winning the right to build their home in September 2015. But the story doesn’t end there. The respondents — NVCA and the Township of Amaranth — have decided to appeal the court’s decision through an intervener. Conservation Ontario, a not-for-profit lobby group that represents all 36 of Ontario’s conservation authorities, was approved as intervener by the court and a leave for appeal from the NVCA and Conservation Ontario was granted in February 2016, sending the matter back to the courts. A portion of the Gilmor’s lot, located at 555106 Mono-Amaranth Townline Road, is part of a designated floodplain and therefore falls under the jurisdiction of the NVCA. According to court records, the area was designated an environmentally protected area many years after it was originally subdivided into 10-acre lots in the 1960s, and very few lots in the area remain vacant. There are existing houses on either side of the Gilmor’s property and across the road. The area was deemed an environmentally protected area due to a small drainage ditch called “Buttrey Drain”, which crosses the Gilmor’s lot behind the proposed build site. The drainage ditch also passes through a neighbour’s property — where a house already exists — and then
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proceeds to a culvert under the public road, eventually connecting to a creek, part of the Nottawasaga River system. When they first purchased the land there was an existing driveway, shed and garden on the property and neighbours had been allowed to build houses prior to their application to do so. Despite the proposed house being in an area on the property where flooding poses no risk, the Gilmor’s application to build Conservation Ontario have chosen to so vigorously oppose was denied on the basis of flooding and safety concerns. “Unfortunately, we cannot provide any the court’s decision. “As this matter deals with a provincial priority for flood detail about the NVCA’s position as this matter is before the courts, other than we are confident the NVCA has protection, NVCA has vigorously pursued leave to appeal upheld its responsibilities as required by the Conservation before the Ontario Court of Appeal,” said NCVA Chair Authorities Act,” said Doug Lougheed, NVCA Chair and Lougheed. “Conservation Ontario has sought intervener status as Innisfil town councillor. Justice Sean F. Dunphy disagreed after hearing the this appeal to the Ontario Court of Appeal has implications Gilmor’s appeal, overturning the NVCA and tribunal for all of Ontario’s 36 Conservation Authorities, as it may affect how certain provisions of the Conservation decisions on the matter to refuse the appropriate permits. In his decision, Justice Dunphy pointed out an expert Authorities Act are interpreted,” added Lougheed. As for the Gilmors, according to Elizabeth Marshall of analysis undertaken as part of the permit process showed little-to-no flood or safety risk, even in the event of a the Ontario Landowners Association (OLA), after seven “hypothetical extreme event” such as the “Timmins years of wrangling and legal fees, the family is giving up Storm” — a standard comparable used by the NVCA the fight. “They aren’t speaking to anyone anymore. They have when assessing risk in the event of a worst-case scenario regional storm. “(The Gilmors) provided extensive expert chosen not to get a lawyer for the appeal. They are at the evidence establishing the lack of any adverse effects point where they are ready to throw themselves at the impact (on) their proposed building on flood control,” mercy of the court,” she said. As a result, OLA president Tom Black said the group said Justice Dunphy. “The methodology and quality of their expert evidence has not been challenged. Indeed, the sought intervener status on the Gilmors’ behalf in order to NVCA utilized the data produced by the Gilmors’ experts keep up the fight — which was denied. “The win was rather historic and we thought it should be in preparing their own studies,” he added. Furthermore, the judge ruled the tribunal who originally defended,” said Black, who added the group continues to upheld the NVCA’s decision erred by judging the seek an intervener they would support willing to pick up case on the basis of a general ban on development in the mantle. In the meantime — at least in the opinion of one Ontario environmentally protected areas, which is not the case. Conservation authorities routinely allow construction Superior Court Justice — the Gilmors continue to have and development in floodplains and other environmentally their rights trampled. Elizabeth F. Marshall, sensitive areas they oversee, as long as additional mandated Director of Research Ontario Landowners Association steps are taken to address any environmental concerns. Author – Property Rights 101: An Introduction” However, the concerns the NVCA had with Gilmor’s Secretary – Canadian Justice Review Board application is not of an environmental nature, but of public Legal Research – Green and Associates Law Offices, etc safety — namely, flood safety — and the judge found Legislative Researcher – MPs, MPPs, Mun. Councillors, those concerns to be baseless. etc. The NVCA appears to have no problem with construction President All Rights Research Ltd., on the site, as their proposed resolution was to have the Steering Committee – International Property Rights Gilmors build a 600-metre driveway to the back of the Association property outside of the flood plain. Something Justice I am not a lawyer and do not give legal advice. Any Dunphy called “ironic”. information relayed is for informational purposes only. “The proposed driveway would be approximately 600 Please contact a lawyer. metres long and proceed over the existing drainage ditch 1-705-607-0587Collingwood, ON and across wetlands to the rear of the Gilmor’s property to higher land,” he said. “Further, the fill necessary to build up the required road “Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to that distance would have a much more significant impact be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every other – it on the ability of the land to handle a flood and thus create is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not still more regulatory approval challenges,” added Justice come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would Dunphy. Justice Dunphy concluded the NVCA acted outside lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.” of its legislated powers by denying the Gilmor’s permit Charles Caleb Colton application and interpreted its own internal standards as matters of law. “A general prohibition on DO IT NOW! developments without consideration of the impact, if any, of such Fall checkups/maintenance! developments on flood control in the particular Lights/brakes/tires - Be Ready circumstances of each case, would have been - Since 1953 Honesty Driven beyond the jurisdiction of the NVCA to enact … and it cannot acquire such jurisdiction by misinterpreting its own regulation,” he said. 7 Yonge St. N. 131 Brock St. 202 Blake St. And it appears it is on this basis — and not the Elmvale Barrie Barrie Gilmor’s safety or right to build on their land — that 705 322 1652 705 725 1266 705 725 9005 the NVCA and the now intervening
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