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Springwater News • February 28, 2013 Edition 385 • Tel: 705.322.2249

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Simcoe County’s First Tap - Shaw’s Maple Syrup Bush

Some 25 years ago, the Essa train Station located at the Utopia Corners (someplace) was decommissioned. (In a CIBCarticle WoodtoGundy later be in isthea division HeritageofMatters column by Ruth CIBC World Inc., on a subsidiary Byers, she Markets is planning telling the story.) When they closed the station on Hwy 90, approximately where the of CIBC and Member CIPF. tracks cross the road midway between Barrie and Angus, a caboose was purchased for a rumoured $6400 by Joe Privitara and moved to 4919 County Road 90 and set on a pair of railway irons/tracks. For years, this was a playhouse for his children.

On February 16th, as it is the custom of the Simcoe County Maple Syrup Producers, we celebrated the “First Tap” at Shaw’s Sugar Bush located on Oro-Medonte Road South just a stone throw from Lake Simcoe. On hand were two Dignitaries, Garfield Dunlop of the Simcoe North Provincial riding who bragged/joked that this was the 14th year he had tapped the first tree in Simcoe County. Harry Hughes, the mayor of Oro-Medonte followed with his tap which he gleefully announced was not on the north side of the tree. Three years ago, Tosca Eveleigh, purchased the property and along with her partner, Jim Worsnop, they have opened Barrie’s Coolest Doggie Daycare Centre and named it Essa Valley Feed’n Pet Centre. Besides the feeds they sell (not just for dogs) through their Co-op, they promote “Doggie Daycare, Pet Grooming, Flyball, Agility, Puppy and K9 Manners Classes”. Besides the Doggie Datcare, you can board your dog there while on vacation. The caboose was not being used. Jim and Tosca placed a Caboose For Sale item on Kijiji. Their reply came from the other side of Winnipeg. On Monday, February 18th, the purchasers arrived and spent the day unbolting the running carriage from the upper part as it was too high to be loaded and shipped otherwise. Anyday between 8 and 4, the large hall is open for pancakes and other great foods. At the end of each table is a design/display as noted below

On Tuesday, two cranes arrived to lift the wheelless caboose unto the flatbed along with the carriage. On a windy, damp day, they work away transferring and securing the caboose/carriage to the trailer and headed for Manitoba. Ina short conversation with the purchaser, he suggested this is the first of his new collection.

Numerous pictures and displays give you a history of the Maple Syrup changes

When you drop by the Essa Valley Feed’n Pet Centre, you must go into the doggie training centre and see the mural on the wall. It was commissioned by one of Canada;s great artists who paints landscapes across Canada. While there, say hello to Bella and Lulu - the Beardies that are always in the feed store.

A history of this property

1894: Sleigh loads of fire wood were drawn to town and sold at the Orillia Farmers Market 1904: The first Maple Syrup was produced using a three series iron pot method, in a small lean-to which sheltered them from wind a dirt. Maple Syrup has been made in this bush by the Shaws each spring since. 1906: The first evaporator was purchased from Grim Brothers in Montreal and the original sugar camp was constructed. Although not in use, this sugar camp still stands today. 1957: The first tubing was installed on 400 taps in addition to the buckets. 1965: Following the retirement of Norman and Myrtle Shaw and sale of Lot 18, Con. 13 of Oro Township to their son, Ronald Shaw, Norman constructed a new home on a lot at the South-West corner of this bush property. 1966: The new sugar camp was constructed behind Norman Shaw's home. This new camp was now close to the road (as oppose to the old camp which was isolated), for easy access by Syrup customers and also to install the modern facilities needed in the larger operation. At this ,time 1500 taps were installed on tubing replacing the original 400 and some of the buckets. 1968: The wood fired evaporator was replaced by an oil fired evaporator, plus an addi- tional 3500 taps on tubing were installed. 1969: An additional 1500 taps on tubing were installed. 1978: A second arch was installed making the. evaporator system now a 3 step phase, or a series of 3 evaporators, working together in a series. All buckets have now been replaced by plastic pipeline and this is on an automatic vacuum pumping station which is housed inside the camp. When all equipment is installed for the Maple Syrup Season each spring, the whole bush is on complete automation, and can easily be controlled by two or three persons at peek production. 1980: A new building is constructed to boil sap and the sugar camp was converted to a pancake house. 1982: Installed our reverse-osmosis machine, an energy saving way to concentrate first stage of syrup production. 1985: convert to steam finishing 1992: opening of a new gift shop "Maple Treet't Shoppe"

In 2004, the Shaw’s celebrated their 100th year of producing Maple Syrup by inscripting the dates into a rock that comes from the same property

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Editor’s Musings In 2012, parts of United States experienced the worse drought in years (61% of the country experiencing such conditions) proof positive for those that believe in Global warming, that we are doomed if we do nothing. Well the US Department of Agriculture is projecting record yields for 2013, corn production up 35%, soybeans up 13% which will lead to a price drop for corn per bushel to $4.80/33% drop and $10.50 per bushel for soybeans, a tumble of some 27%. Toronto averages just over 100 centimeters of snow a year. Last year, 2011/12 it dropped to a measly 38 cms, proof positive for the people that believe in Climate warming.. This year, and the winter is not over yet, they have almost 140 centimeters, almost a record. Does anyone remember the “Dirty 30s” when the drought lasted for 10 years? Or the intensity of the 1950s which hit 60% of the country? Where were the Global Warming believers then? The Daily Mail/UK published data compiled from more than 3000 measuring points on land and sea which showed that temperatures rose .75 degrees between 1880 and 1997. From 1997 to when this document was published in the latter part of 2012, there had been no change. Draw your own conclusion folks. Remember that it was engineers/experts that designed the Titanic. Interesting phone-calls - a couple moved to/live in Phelpston. They work in North York. They leave for work early in the morning. They take their kids over to another pert of the little hamlet to a baby sitters and NOW, the school buses won’t pick them up to bring them to Elmvale Huronia Centennial saying the bus is too crowded and there are rules. I suggested she call her trustee, Peter Beacock, and hunted up his Wyevale phone number. If I remember properly. Peter got unto the school board because despite the fact he lived a stone throw from the school, they were going to transport his child to Midland. Another phone-call - Rising hydro bills...another broken Liberal promise... Do you remember when the former leader of the Provincial Liberals, who often worked on keeping his word, tried to make us happier by giving a 10% rebate on your hydro bill, something that was to last until late 2015? The government has changed the rules and quietly maxed that out at 3000 kws per month. If you have

electric heat, gas does not go past every house in Canada, once promoted as the quiet way, the dustless way, you surely use more than 3000 kws per month. I would imagine a lot of factories and farms and businesses are affected by this broken promise. I guess I am cynical but from the time they started deducting or crediting 10% from our bills, I never really thought Ontario Hydro was losing any money anyhow. You can’t give money without taking it away from someplace else. Then I get an e-mail about the Midhurst Secondary Plan where someone is suggesting it took our 2008 Springwater Council (Tony Guergis, Tony Hope, Dan Clement, Reg Cowan, Linda Collins, Mick Caldwell and Kim Anderson) some 4 months to develop it, which in itself would suggest there may not have been to much information available regarding the costs to the township. Then I received another e-mail with the information about the upcoming discussion on Development Charges and the little more than one hour window they had set aside to discuss it. I read through it and that’s the reason I attended the Springwater Council meeting of February 19. There are 27 subdivision developments in Springwater Township totalling 7,970 units. In the past few years, growth has levelled at approximately 180 homes so not to make too much of an optimistic 10 year view, that have guesstimated growth of 184 homes a year. In the 10 year forecast - 1841 homes, it means we will still have 6129 lots remaining to be built on. So with 184 homes a year, the DCs on those homes are supposedly going to pay for future needed infrastructure. Before we even go any further, if our DCs are much more than our neighbouring municipalities - if ours is $25,000 and Tiny’s was $12,500, where would you build. Which means that if we need more rinks, fire halls, public works offices, guess whose paying for it. So the theory that growth means $$$$ doesn’t buy it!!! Staff has identified $12,800,000 of roads related capital projects for inclusion in the 2013 DCs study - and then they list them. Then they bring in the need of a multi-Purpose Recreation complex of 53,613 feet @ $275/ft costing $14,751,825 as identified in the 2005 Master Recreation plan which also recommended selling the Elmvale Community Hall (which is under construction today) and the closing of all three libraries and consolidating them somewhere between Midhurst and Minesing where no one - absolutely no one could walk to. There is also the need for some $3.3 million of other needs totalling $18,102,075 before you factor in the addition error or a 1/4 million dollars. Then we have the Fire and Emergency Services report - 2013 a new station for $1,500,000, 2014 Pumper Truck for $450,000, 2015 utility truck for $150,000 then a ladder truck in 2016 for $750,000 then replacement of Station 4 in 2017 for $1,1 million then skip a year and in 2017, a tanker truck for $300,000. In September of 2009, the Township opened their new administration building. When we toured it, we asked about the empty space and were told this is for administration over the next 20 years. Back to the Midhurst Station plan which has been enlarged from 7000 sq ft to 9000 to allow for administration offices to move staff from Minesing - they built a new hall with new administration offices there some 5 or 6 years ago and in anticipation for the day when full time suppression staff will be needed. With ful time staff at one station, how soon will they suggest full-time staff at the other three and where do the wages come from. No one said growth was cheap. Taxpayers NEEDED! And when the population of the Township grows beyond 25,000 population, trucks must be replaced every 15 years instead of the 20 now. And then the roads department - over the next 5 years, they need a Salt Storage Building -$500,000 ??administration space 700 sq.ft at $250 = $175,000?? vehicles and trucks up to $235,000 each, another sidewalk plow/mower $14,000, brine maker at $30ks, tools and equipment at $150k, etc. for a total of $1,758,500. Libraries - expansion of the Midhurst Branch at $275 per sq ft for $749,500 and relocation of the Minesing branch - 2500 sq ft at $275 plus furnishings $75,000 and collection materials for a total of $1,942,000 with the feasibility study. Total $40,000,000. Nothing in their planning went beyond 7 years 184 houses per year 1288 houses - $31,055 per house if these expenses were to be funded by DCs. They aren’t going to be funded 100% by DCs. Growth ain’t cheap. More money needed. Raise taxes.

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The Prime Minister of Canada, hockey fan that he is, made a magnanimous offer a week back. He wanted to see a defibrillator in every arena in Canada and the Federal Government was going to pay for them. This would show how in touch our government is with the people and our needs. But it also shows how out of touch our government is and how far behind they are in the needs of our communities. Yes, there are many arenas that may, as yet, not have a heart shocker in their building (from Collin Johnstone at Kellie Leitch’s office in Ottawa, mostly in Manitoba and Saskatchewan) but for years, fund raising groups have been buying the life saving machines and donating them to halls, golf courses, curling rinks, arenas and numerous other buildings/organizations. Elmvale Arena got their defibrillator through the Brian English Foundation a few years back. Brian was a popular minor hockey referee who died while doing what he liked best. Ron Belcourt, Springwater Parks and Rec., tells me that through Provincial Government programs, our township has applied for and received - six are still on their way defibrillators for various locations in our municipality. And he suggested the PMs announcement would do nothing for Springwater Township.

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PANCAKE BREAKFAST COMING MARCH 16 Grenfel United Church hosts its annual pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. Church members always provide a hearty welcome and a great tasting breakfast, all at very reasonable prices. Tickets, available at the door, are $7 for adults and $3 for children. Youngsters under the age of five are free. Come on out and support this fundraiser. The event takes place in the church hall – on Grenfel Road just north of Sunnidale Road. For more information contact Reta Patterson at 705-721-7836. *** SEEDY SATURDAY MARCH 2 All gardeners will be happy to know that the gang at the Utopia Hall is planning a Seedy Saturday on March 2. The event is meant to bring together gardeners, farmers, seed savers and anyone else passionate about gardening, food security and the environment. Drop by and swap your saved seeds with other gardeners or buy heritage and other varieties from seed companies. The day begins with a sunny-side-up breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by the seed swap from 10 to 11 a.m. All day long, until 2 p.m., you’ll find exhibits, children’s activities and refreshments. Admission is free. For more information visit or call 705-737-9821 or 1-877-571-GROW (4769). The event is a joint presentation of the Utopia Hall, the Happy Hens of Utopia, and the Compost Council of Canada. The hall is located at 8396 6th Line (Essa), in Utopia. *** TWO OLD VESPRA MAPS Genealogy – tracing of your family tree – is, it turns out, a life-long occupation. The more you discover, the more you realize you don’t know. Plus, it’s all too easy to get sidetracked by interesting discoveries along the way. That’s been the case this week with me. Although the families I am researching have no strong historic connection to Vespra, I found myself looking over two old Vespra maps that I recently discovered online. The first is one I’d never seen before. It’s an electronic copy of an 1835 map of Vespra by John Goessman, who did the original survey of the township. According to the notation on this map, it’s a traced copy of the original, made by Vespra clerk/ treasurer A.B. Coutts in March 1949. He notes that the original was being kept in the township office. Perhaps it’s now at the Simcoe County Archives? Goessman was born in Germany where learned his trade, and arrived in Canada in 1819. His survey of Vespra was apparently a probationary job to prove to Upper Canadian officials that he was up to the task. He went on to survey Tiny, Tay and Flos, among other townships and settlements in the province. What’s interesting about his Vespra survey is how few transportation routes existed at the time. The 5th Concession, now Bayfield Street, runs north from Barrie to Oliver’s Mills – later renamed Midhurst. There were two ways to get to the Grenfel area – Sunnidale Road, shown across the bottom of the map, and the “Old Portage Road”, snaking north-west from the military storehouse in Barrie across the empty landscape to the Minesing Swamp. There, at the foot of the hill, just off today’s Grenfel Road, Goessman marks a “military establishment, burnt down” (Fort Willow). Further into the swamp he shows the “Military store house, burnt down”. All this, only 21 years after the end of the War of 1812, during which the fort and storehouse were built. A scan of this map can be found on http://www.collectionscanada.

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This book can be found in the Junior Fiction section by AVI, entitled City of Orphans.

Jim Wilson, MPP Simcoe-Grey

Working for You! Rating: 5 –This book was so good I’m going to throw a brick through the bookstore window so I can have my own hardcover copy RIGHT NOW! It is 1893 and Newsboy, Maks Geless, has a mystery to solve after his sister is wrongly accused of stealing from the glamorous new Waldorf Hotel. When Maks teams up with an unlikely group, Willa, a girl who lives in the alley and Bartleby Donck, a detective dying of tuberculosis, adventure awaits them all. ----------------------------------------------------------------If you’ve ever felt yourself or your children taking things for granted, this is the perfect read for you. City of Orphans places you in the midst of turn of the century New York, smack dab in the tattered rags of Maks. It is a wonderful life experience – second hand of course – to live his daily life. We come to love Maks’ family as he does, feel his courage push up through the desperation of his situation & each time I put the book down, I was grateful for my own life. And I mean GREAT-FULL. At first, I found this book to be a bit of a downer. Life is depicted honestly by Avi &it is dark, dreary, hungry & fearful. But mid-way through the clouds that always hover over our characters start to shine with a silver lining that grows brighter & brighter. I’m all for those brighter bits that bring balance but do not obliterate the harsh realities experienced by Maks. Avi offers us a valuable & age appropriate eye-opener while at the same time giving us a page turning plot. One area a young reader might have difficulty in is the stilted grammar. For example: "Being near the El station, lots of people come by, 'specially during evening rush hour. Sometimes Maks makes his sale, sometimes not. Hard work making a sell, but it's great having Willa there 'cause Maks don't have to lug his whole bundle every which way." Despite any initial difficulty working your way through language that sits just parallel what you are used to, the shorter sentences make the pages feel as though they fly by. The improper English is another lens we look through that adds more authenticity to the experience of reading & living this tale of a bygone era. City of Orphans was highly recommended by young readers at both Goodreads & Novelist which peaked my curiosity to have a look myself. Despite being a midgrade novel, as an adult I found underneath all the grit a beautiful & poignant story. On the next sweep of Scholastic catalogues that comes home from my children's school, I'll be buying a copy of City of Orphans for our shelves here at home. Ginger Tsang aka Springwater Library, Elmvale Branch Librarian The second map dates from 1881 and shows what a change has taken place in Grenfel and area in just 50 years. It’s from the Simcoe County supplement to the Illustrated Atlas of the Dominion of Canada published by H. Belden. Beldens were prolific publishers of Ontario atlases. Atlas publishers made their money selling copies of the books and advertising within. Communities are shown in great detail, with farmer’s names linked to specific lots. Farmsteads, school, churches and some other buildings such as mills and blacksmith shops are often shown. Sometimes, but not always, only those farmers who subscribed to the atlas were shown, so the maps are not absolute records of who lived where and when. Censuses and various land records can help fill in the blanks. But here’s what the 1881 map shows of Grenfel. By now the crossroads has a post office of its own, a school house at the four corners, as well as the Methodist church, kitty corner to the school. Dudley Root’s tavern, that old log stopping place for Sunnidale Road travelers, is long gone. Instead we have a cluster of four farms -- the Parr family on the 100 acres the surround the church, north and south of Sunnidale Road. To the north are the Smith, Bishop and Walton families. No name is on our farm, but roughly across the road is the R. Hill farm. From there, the road peters out into unopened road allowance. (I know some of our Grenfel Road neighbours have traced the history of their farm – it would be interesting to hear what everybody has learned so far.) Another sign of changing times is the railway line that winds north to south, around the hills and wetlands. After crossing the Essa Town line the first stop was Minesing Station

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Wilson Introduces Legislation to Restore Local Control over Wind and Solar Projects

Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson took to the floor of the Ontario Legislature yesterday to introduce a new bill entitled Restoring Planning Powers to Municipalities Act, 2013. The legislation is part of Wilson's continued effort to give municipalities back the authority to decide what renewable energy projects are built within their communities, if any. "One example of the urgency of this bill, is WPD Canada's Fairview Wind Project that consists of eight turbines in Clearview Township on a flight path of the Collingwood Airport," said Wilson. "Given the Premier recently visited the area and has been briefed on the ridiculousness of putting industrial turbines as tall as the TD tower near an airport, I trust that the government will take the bill seriously and move to bring it into law." Wilson's bill aims to amend the Planning Act reversing previous amendments made by the Green Energy Act in 2009 that exempt renewable energy undertakings from the municipal process. If enacted, the bill will restore municipal planning powers and allow local leaders to make decisions that they have traditionally been allowed to make. "Prior to the passage of the Liberal's Green Energy Act, these decisions have always been left up to local councils because they know best and understand the communities they serve," said Wilson. "It's absolutely ridiculous that unelected bureaucrats in office towers are making decisions for municipal leaders in regards to the fate of projects in our rural backyards," Since 2010, Wilson and the Ontario PC Party have been calling for a moratorium on industrial wind energy projects until third party health and environmental studies have been done. They have also committed to scrapping the feed-in tariff program that is increasing hydro bills by rewarding often foreign energy developers up to fifteen times the average price of hydro to produce power no matter if it is needed or not. "Since 2009 the Liberal government has ignored vast local opposition to building massive industrial wind and solar farms throughout my riding," said Wilson. "It is a smack in the face to rural Ontarians."

and then Hendrie Station at Anten Mills. In later years there would come the flag stop at “Josephine”, named after the daughter of the boss running the lumber camp on the far side of Mayer’s Marsh. You can still find the spot today if you hike the North Simcoe Rail Trail. The 1881 map can be found at the wonderful Canadian County Atlas Digital Project, operated by McGill University. It offers free high-quality scans of nineteenth century atlases, searchable by county and township. You can even search by family name to see if your ancestors are mentioned in any of them. http://digital.library.mcgill. ca/countyatlas/ Sometime this winter we’ll have to get over to the Registry Office in Barrie and the Simcoe County Archives in Midhurst to hunt up some land title history on our own farm, as part of the research for our contribution to Cathy Walton’s planned book on the barns of Springwater Township. It sounds like a great project.

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CAPITAL PROJECTS Find out more about the locations, costs and reasons for Capital Projects by joining us for the following meetings: Tuesday, March 5 7:00 pm, Grenfel Hall

Staying Healthy with Diabetes

February 28 Planning Committee 5:30 pm, Township Administration Centre

Thursday, March 7 7:00 pm, Springwater Room, Elmvale Arena Tuesday, March 19 7:00 pm, Township Administration Centre MIDHURST TRUCK ROUTE View the truck route as discussed by Council and the route suggested in the Township Official Plan. Join us for this information session: Thursday, March 21 7:00 pm, Township Administration Centre For more information please contact the Planning Department 705-728-4784.

MARCH BREAK CAMPS Registration for March Break is now open! Kids ages 5 - 12 are welcome to join us for camp in Elmvale or Midhurst from March 11th - March 15th for only $25 per child per day!

Did you know the North Simcoe Regional Diabetes Program provides monthly outreach programs for adults with Diabetes? Individual and group appointments are available! The Health Centre pleased to offer this service to all residents with Diabetes at the Springwater Health Services Centre in Elmvale. Our Diabetes Outreach Team can equip you with the knowledge and tools to help you manage your Diabetes. For more information or to book an appointment at the Springwater Health Services Centre please call 705-526-7804 ext. 302.

SIGNAGE By-law 2009-055 The Township of Springwater by-law to regulate Signs and advertising devices states that you must have a permit for the type of sign depicted below:

2013 KIDS BALL HOCKEY Kids Ball Hockey - $55/child Ages 4 & 5 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm Mondays, April 15 - June 24 Ages 6 & 7 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm Thursdays, April 18 - June 20 Ages 8 & 9 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm Thursdays, April 18 - June 20 Ages 10, 11 & 12 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm Mondays, April 15 - June 24 REGISTER: Wednesday, March 20 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm @ Elmvale Arena Volunteers for the 2013 Kids Ball Hockey season are needed! Please call the Recreation Department at 705-728-4784 ext. 2054 or email for more information!

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March 7 Phelpston Recreation Service Board 7:00 pm, Valender Park Building March 12 Elmvale Recreation Service Board 5:00 pm, Knox Building March 12 Grenfel Recreation Service Board 7:00 pm, Grenfel Community Hall March 14 Library Board 7:00 pm, Elmvale Branch March 18 Council Meeting 5:30 pm, Township Administration Centre March 19 Minesing Recreation Service Board 7:00 pm, Minesing Community Hall


Skating, swimming, cartooning, bowling and much more! Visit us online at for complete schedule and registration information or call 705-728-4784 ext. 2055.

March 6 Committee of Adjustment 7:00 pm, Township Administration Centre

For full details and permits please call Karen Todd, Clerk`s Assistant at 705-728-4784 ext. 2039

2013 LADIES BALL HOCKEY Ladies Ball Hockey - $75/player Wednesday Nights @ Elmvale Arena REGISTER: Returning Players: Monday, March 18 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ Elmvale Arena New Players: Wednesday, March 20 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ Elmvale Arena

PUBLIC SKATING FREE Public Skating sponsored by the Elmvale and District Lions Club runs from March 11 - 15, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm at the Elmvale Arena. Cancellations Adult Skating - March 11th and 15th Pre-School Skating - March 11th and 14th

Thank you to those who made this year’s Family Day activities a success! With the help of our wonderful volunteers, the events around the community were enjoyed by all. Want to help out with local events? Call 705-728-4784 ext. 2053 for more information on how you can get involved!

COMMUNITY POLICPrize Draw! Members of the Springwater Policing Committee are selling tickets for a prize draw with proceeds going to High School Scholarships and support for the DARE program and other community incentives: 1st Prize - $300 2nd Prize - $100 3rd Prize - 1 litre of maple syrup Tickets are $2 each or 3/$5 Draw: 4:00 pm, Saturday, April 20, 2013 Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival

NEW SPRINGWATER GUIDE! Check out the 2013 Spring & Summer Recreation & Leisure Guide. Visit for program details and registration or call 705-728-4784 ext. 2055

If you would like to become a member of the policing committee or for more information please contact: Bob Sporring 705-726-2239 or Ken French 705-322-1894

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MPP Simcoe North

482 Elizabeth Street Midland ON L4R 1Z8 (705) 526-8671 14 Coldwater Rd. W. Orillia ON L3V 6S2 (705) 326-3246 My PC colleagues and I were shocked after Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli dropped another bombshell in the Legislature last week stating there are more documents to be released on the cancellation of the Oakville and Mississauga gas plants. I am absolutely appalled that the cover up on “Project Vapour” continues under the newly elected Premier and her Liberal Government. This is further proof that this government cannot be trusted as they continue to mislead Ontarians on this very controversial Gas Plant scandal. Last fall, the Liberals claimed to have released all documents regarding the cancelled gas plants. Shortly after, former Premier McGuinty resigned and shut down the legislature for four months. The McGuinty-Wynne Liberals had 127 days to produce all of the necessary documents. Now, feeling the pressure from another contempt motion by the PCs, these documents miraculously appear. Premier Wynne was not only the co-chair of the Liberal campaign team in 2011, she was also a senior cabinet minister and would have had been involved in decisions regarding the gas plant cancellation. A Tim Hudak PC Government will be accountable and transparent to the people of Ontario unlike what the McGuinty-Wynne Liberal Government has demonstrated to date. UPCOMING EVENTS Please circle March 8th on your calendar. That is the day of the Annual Lasagna Dinner at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre. Sittings are set for 4:30, 5:30 & 6:30 p.m. Proceeds go to the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre. I hope to see you there! I am honoured to be hosting a Free Roller Skating Day at ODAS Park for St Patrick’s Day. The event will take place Sunday March 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Roller Skating Place 4500 Fairgrounds Road –off Highway 12 west of Orillia. The summer after college graduation, I was living at home, fishing in the daytime, spending nights with my friends--generally just hanging out. One afternoon my grandfather, who never went to college, stopped by. Concerned with how I was spending my time, he asked about my future plans. I told him I was in no hurry to tie myself down to a career. "Well," he replied, "you better start thinking about it. You'll be thirty before you know it." "But I'm closer to twenty than to thirty," I protested. "I won't be thirty for eight more years." "I see," he said, smiling. "And when will you be 20 again?" "A child's laughter is sunshine that you can hear."-Anonymous

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In certain cases no matter how much icing, heat or medication you take you may need therapy to get you back on track and help you heal from an injury. Horseshoe Wellness Chiropractic & Acupuncture is an option for those looking for whole body health care. The office is run by Dr. Julie Callan-Near a register chiropractor. Treatment options available at the clinic consist of Chiropractic (manual and activator techniques), Medical Acupuncture, Active Release Technique, Graston Therapy, Soft tissue Therapy, Functional Rehabilitative Exercise, Custom Orthotic Assessment and Fitting, compression sock fitting. Horseshoe Wellness Chiropractic & Acupuncture office opened November 1, 2012. It is located in Horseshoe Valley off the 3rd line of Oro-Medonte, on 37 Landscape Dr. We have a warm and inviting office and welcome all ages from kids to seniors. There are several reasons to visit a chiropractor. These include but are not limited to; headaches, low back pain, neck pain, sports injuries, repetitive strain injuries such as tennis elbow, bursitis, and rotator cuff injuries. As chiropractors we are trained to perform orthopaedic assessments of the muscles and joints in the body which allows us to diagnose conditions and then perform treatments to restore motion in the joints and reduce pain. We have convenient hours with evening and weekend appointments. Another excellent service we offer our patients is the ability to bill your insurance company directly. Currently, Horseshoe Wellness Chiropractic & Acupuncture can direct bill for the following companies; Blue Cross, Green Shield, Great West Life, Sunlife, and Desjardins. These five companies make up a large portion of the extended care health plans and allow us to conveniently submit paper work on the patient’s behalf. Our goal is to get all of our patients to their optimal health! If that is return to work or return to play we realize that quality of life is directly dependent on what we can and cannot do functionally. We work with our patients to get them back feeling their best. Call today, 705-220-4996, for an appointment! This article was written by Dr. Julie Callan-Near owner of Horseshoe Wellness Chiropractic & Acupuncture, 37 Landscape Dr. Shanty Bay, ON L0L2L0, 705-220-4996 Powdered iced tea mixes or prepared flavored iced tea Powdered and gourmet iced teas are really a rip-off! It's much cheaper to make your own iced tea from actual (inexpensive) tea bags and keep a jug in the fridge. Plus, many mixes and preparations are loaded with high fructose corn syrup and other sugars, along with artificial flavors. To make 32 ounces of iced tea, it usually takes 8 bags of black tea or 10 bags of herbal, green, or white tea. If you like your tea sweet but want to keep calories down, skip the sugar and add fruit juice instead.

The Elmvale and District Horticultural Society is looking for new Members.

If you sit in your yard every Summer and look at patchy grass and brown weeds, it is time you joined us once a month!! This months meeting

March 27 - Join us to hear David Hawke talk about Wild Orchids of Simcoe County 7:30pm To find out more call Sharon (705) 322-2257 Only $10 membership for the year We meet at the Elmvale Legion upstairs every 4th Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted above)

Restoring Great Lakes to Protect Ontario's Future

Ontario is re-introducing legislation today that, if passed, would ensure cleaner and healthier Great Lakes that are protected for future generations. The proposed Great Lakes Protection Act would provide new tools to restore and protect the lakes and create a council to identify priorities and recommend actions to address them. Protecting and restoring the Great Lakes is part of the new Ontario government's plan to enhance quality of life for Ontario families and ensure a strong, green economy for future generations. Quick Facts • More than 80 per cent of Ontarians get their drinking water from the Great Lakes. • Ontario’s Great Lakes basin is home to 40 per cent of Canada’s economic activity. • More than 95 per cent of Ontario's agricultural land is in the Great Lakes basin.

Parenting with Play together – Grow together Baby’s eating habits

Has your baby started grabbing the spoon while you’re feeding her or becoming impatient between spoonfuls? Is she showing interest in your food or trying to take food from your plate? Take it as a good sign! She’s letting you know she’s ready to feed herself and wants to have food in front of her so she can get busy. It’s all part of your little one’s healthy development. You can learn more about your baby’s growth and all the joys and challenges that go with it, on Facebook at Play together — Grow together. It’s a page tailor-made for parents of young infants and toddlers in Simcoe and Muskoka, with helpful information from public health nurses and a public health dietitian at the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit. Join the Conversation! At

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Family Fun Day in Phelpston was a great Success

To volunteer or pay rink fees please call Richard 705-322-2787. Rink fees can be paid to Richard or at The Phelpston General Store. Fees are $20.00 per Family. These fees are important to our community, they help pay for our hydro, maintenance, gas for snow blower, toiletries, cleaning supplies, future improvements, etc. Rink Rental can be arranged by contacting Danielle at 705-322-7265. Have your next Birthday Party, family skate or hockey game here at the Phelpston Rink. Rink and building rental is $50/hour!

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Don't forget about Euchre every Thursday night at Market Value Appraiser- Residential 7:30 at Kelly's New Phelpston Tavern and Eatery. Accredited Senior Agent Phelpston sign rental can be arranged through SUTTON GROUP INCENTIVE REALTY INC., Tina call 705-322-5079, $10/week for rental. Let Brokerage (705) 739-1300 everyone know about your loved ones birthdays and anniversaries! Irving earns silver, Wesley coach of the year Next parks and rec meeting March 7, at 7:30. Happy Birthday wishes to Danielle A, Julie S, The Georgian Grizzlies badminton team enjoyed a successful weekend both on and off the court while at the OCAA Provincial Championships and Jackie W. hosted by Centennial College in Scarborough. See you on the 7th at the Rink, Alicia On the court Georgian’s Sean Irving led the way for the Grizzlies earning a silver medal in men’s singles only losing to former two time OCAA gold medalist Tim Chiu in the finals. Rebecca Trischler and Carolyn Tubman earned a bronze medal in women’s doubles with an impressive performance defeating the hosts from Centennial in two straight games. Prior to the tournament it was announced that Georgian Head Coach David Wesley had been named OCAA Coach of the Year. The Borden, Ontario native helped guide the Grizzlies to both men's and women's OCAA regional titles, with seven of his student-athletes earning a berth to the OCAA championships. Wesley is a nominee for CCAA coach of the year. Georgian’s Trevor Neville was also announced as an OCAA Badminton All-Star prior to the provincial tournament. You can see the best college badminton players in Canada as they descend on Barrie for the 2013 CCAA Badminton National Championships.

Friends of Karen donate to RVH In late 2012, friends and family of Karen Rudachyk (Ford) hosted a charity dance at the Grenfel Community Centre with proceeds to support patient care in the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH). Karen passed away in September 2012 after a courageous seven year battle with cancer. Special thanks are extended to her dear friends Deb Brox (Phillips), Tracey Ferrier, Kathy Noble (Hickling), Lida Schuryk (Austin), and Debbie Nixon (Penfold) who organized the event in Karen’s memory. Noting the wonderful care that Karen received at RVH, her husband Brad Rudachyk requested that funds from this event be donated to the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre at RVH. The charity dance raised $350 for RVH.

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Letters to the Editor • The Springwater Forum • Your Page Communication Skills: Your Key Springwater Park I am a resident of Springwater Township and I am very to Business Success

saddened of this sudden decision, by the Ministry of As today’s job market becomes increasingly more Natural Resources, to change Springwater Provincial competitive, the importance of acquiring communication Park to nonoperational. The MNR is doing this without skills will continue to rise. Obtaining verbal and electronic providing an open forum for the people to discuss. The communication skills will greatly contribute to a successful reasons we are told, is that it does not generate funds and career in any business. Too often will problems arise when is under utilized by the public. I am annoyed and surprised an employee is simply unaware of the consequences of at this excuse. The park is frequently used by the public in informal and sometimes inappropriate communication. the summer and especially the winter months. Verbal communication happens through interpersonal My family and I, frequently use the park and we have interaction and is extremely common in daily life. often observed the gates to be unsupervised and the box Electronic communication is expanding as social media for payment to have a big, yellow bag over it, not allowing grows. A growing problem in business is that employees people to pay for the fare into the park or only giving are representing the company in an inappropriate way people the option to pay with cash. We are not a society through social media and other electronic communication that carries cash, so the people turn around and leave or channels. It is extremely important to be aware of your negate to pay for their admittance. The park then appears, communication at all times and act in appropriate manner. to be a park that is not visited. As the business world becomes more competitive and The store is almost always closed and people that have an costs of living continue to rise, can you really afford not to interest in purchasing an annual or a summer pass cannot acquire and master communication skills? do so, this leaves the only alternative to buy the pass Luke Giffen online. This then results in the money not being counted Springwater Park towards Springwater Park. My name is Adam and I am 11 years old. This is part of Surely, with a store that is closed more than it is open, a gate that is left unmanned and a covered up deposit box, the speech that I wrote for my class. Imagine this with your eyes closed, a quiet gentle breeze the MNR cannot have a true tally of the supposed "loss" blowing, trees rustling, birds chirping, laughter of families of this park. With a ever increasing population, the people need in the background and a certain peace and calmness that somewhere to spend time enjoying nature with their feels unfamiliar in daily life. I have just explained to you families. I have enjoyed many beautiful memories with what it is like, to be at Springwater Provincial Park. This park is a treasured place where families have enjoyed my family at this provincial park, as have my neighbours and the many people that I have spoken to regarding this visits to the animal sanctuary, cross country skiing, picnics, community group events and hiking on woodland trails. treasure. People love this 107 year old park. It is very close to This local treasure holds fond memories for many people. the hearts of many families in Springwater, Barrie and It has a First World War cenotaph recognizing the veterans surrounding areas. It has many unwanted animals that call of Vespra and honouring their sacrifice for Canada. October 2012, the Ministry of Natural Resources, voiced it home, beautiful playgrounds and climbing trees, cabins and buildings for families to gather and a First World War a decision that the park was no longer worth keeping cenotaph honouring the soldiers that sacrificed their lives operational and that they intended to close it. This meant the park would no longer be maintained or staffed. The for us. We need people to call their politicians and the MNR and animals would be removed and given to other sanctuaries. express their concerns about losing this valuable treasure. The buildings would be boarded up, and the washroom and I hope that we can save the park and continue to use it as playground equipment removed. The cenotaph abandoned. Families need a place to spend quality time connecting space for families to gather for many more years. with the environment. Animals that are injured, need a Sincerely, Karen Dolan Editor - Do we not elect people to represent us? Is it not place to call home and we need to stand up for what we their job to advocate on behalf of the people that elected believe is important to us. I have learned that sometimes them? Can anyone see a concerted effort by any elected things that are important to you can be taken away. You then have two choices to make, stand idly by or fight for person in our area to do anything? No wonder we have to form groups like the what you believe is right and just. I am standing up for Midhurst Ratepayers to save our futures/farmlands. this park, for these unwanted animals, for the trees, for the entire treasure that is called Springwater Park. This place Or the Site 41 people/participants... That’s probably why we have people like Goldhawk is my little piece of heaven and I hope it is protected for future generations. fighting on behalf of the little people. THANKS TO OUR LOCAL BLOOD DONORS Many lives touched by generous Elmvale, etc. blood donors I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks to the dedicated blood donors and volunteers in Elmvale. On behalf of Canadian Blood Services and the patients we CCCN_SPEAKUP_8 serve, I thank you for your generosity, and commitment. Your dedication to helping those in need is inspiring and greatly appreciated. In 2012, Canadian Blood Services collected 347 units of blood in Elmvale which is incredible! Cancer patients, trauma victims and many others depend on a stable blood supply year round. The support we receive from Elmvale donors is an important key to the success of Canadian Blood Services. I know that we can continue to rely on this community to roll up a sleeve to meet patient needs. I invite local residents to make an appointment to join us at our upcoming blood donor clinics online at or by calling 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888236-6283). Once again, thank you for helping us save lives. It is impossible to put into words how greatly we appreciate your support of the blood program. Sincerely, Sue Nash Community Development Coordinator Canadian Blood Services

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Dear Editor, I am writing at this time to bring to light a very precarious situation that our family is in. In August of 2012 we moved from our rural home in Phelpston, Springwater Township to be closer to our place of employment. Due to the downturn in the housing market, we were unable to sell our home in Phelpston, and consequently made the decision to move back to the area. Upon our return we re-enrolled our children in their previous Elmvale school, only to find out we were faced with a major problem. The School Transportation Consortium as well as the Simcoe County School Board denied the ability for our children to be bussed to school from their former daycare provider (of two years), due to the fact that the bus was now full. This had never been a problem in the past. We were then told that the "policy" in place only requires that the children get transportation to and from their residence. Our problem is this; We commute to the city for work and our shifts require us to have the children at daycare at 5:30am. In our rural community there is only one (wonderful) daycare provider that will take our children at this time in the morning. We both need to work in order to make ends meet, so one person staying at home does not work for our family, nor does it for most. It has been over two weeks since someone was to "look into the situation" and to date, we have not had the courtesy of a response. I have missed numerous days of work due to this and have already used my vacation days to cover the teachers’ strike days. Our only option left was to take the children to another family’s house at night to sleep, so that they could be driven to their “home bus stop” in order that they could attend school, and that we both could continue to work, and keep our home. Since when does the education system dictate that parents are forced to change careers or place of employment? Our children have had to move and switch schools not only once but twice in the past year. This alone has caused much emotional stress. If that isn’t enough, now they are unable to sleep in their own home. It is mandatory that children attend school, yet adequate transportation is not being made available to them. Why is it okay for all other families to be allowed the privilege of taking their children to daycare providers in Phelpston and riding the bus from the daycare home to school or in some cases riding the bus at the end of the day from the school to a daycare provider? So one family is disallowed the privilege that others are allowed? How is that equitable? Or morally right? Because a bus is family is being torn apart and children forced to sleep at another house and if this can't be sustained - the parents are forced to change jobs? And yet others in the community aren't inconvenienced in any way? Again how is this equitable or good for the children involved? How does a parent explain to the children that Johnny down the street and his sister can go to daycare and ride the bus to school but they can't? Yes the bus is full...but doesn't this make them feel left out or treated differently? I am sure we are not the only family that has been put in this situation, but we feel as though our hands are tied. Now it’s time to speak out and let our Governmental officials realize our frustration, and let the public know just how little we get for our school taxes! Hopefully, someone in public office will take the time to figure out a reasonable solution to our dilemma. We want our children to be able to sleep in their own home. They say that it takes a village to raise a child; however it only takes one government policy to break them, and their family down. When is our system going to be accountable to the people it serves? Respectfully, A Frustrated, tax paying Phelpston family

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the Midland club. Congratulations for a job March. Canada will play Italy in game one on March 8, well done! then Mexico March 9, and finish division play against Matt Beleskey is living the dream playing the USA on March 10. The top two teams in each of the in the NHL with the Anaheim Ducks. Matt, four divisions will advance to the second round. The best who grew up in Midhurst, has 5 points in 15 Canada has done at the World Classic is 9th in 2006 in games with the Ducks. the 16 team tournament. Japan won the gold medal in the Garrett Wilson is playing in the American first two championships…It was great to see the Blue Jays Hockey League with the San Antonio on television last Saturday. It means spring is on the way, Rampage after being promoted from the and the baseball season that Jays’ fans cannot wait to get Cincinnati Cyclones of the Eastern Hockey started in early April is coming soon. It doesn’t matter how League. The Florida Panther draft pick has old you are, putting on a baseball uniform in the spring 2 points in 10 games with San Antonio makes you feel like a kid again. while he had 29 points in 38 games with This Day in Sports (Feb. 28th): The Ottawa Silver Seven Cincinnati. won the Stanley Cup in 1906…The Chicago Black Hawks John McFarland, whose grandfather were shutout for the 8th consecutive game in 1929…The Bruce Hall lives in Elmvale, is also in Montreal Maroons and the NY Rangers played a penalty San Antonio. He has 7 points in 7 games free game in 1935…The 8th Winter Olympics games closed after collecting 25 points in 23 games in at Squaw Valley, USA in 1960…The USA won the Olympic Cincinnati. gold medal in hockey in 1960…Jack Nicklaus won the 53rd Chris Bigras is still turning the heads of PGA Championship in 1971…The 15th Winter Olympics NHL scouts in Owen Sound. The Attack games closed in Calgary in 1988…In 1998, Mark Messier defenseman has 31 points in 59 games and is recorded his 1,600th NHL point…Born on February 28th projected to go in the top three rounds of the draft in June. include Eric Lindros in 1973…Olympic and all-round The Barrie Colts are in second place in the Eastern athlete Jim Thorpe died on this day in 1953. This & That: Rachel Homan became the youngest skip to Conference and have wrapped up a playoff spot. The Colts are also going after hosting the Memorial Cup in 2014. Upgrades ever win the Canadian Ladies Curling Championship. The Ontario foursome will be around for a long time…Team to the arena will likely take place if they win the bid. Quiz Time: Two countries have won medals in the last Canada was from Alberta and mostly likely had most of two World Baseball Classics in 2006 and 2009. Name the the support from that province. I have to feel sorry for the team that represented Alberta. They went 1-10 and nobody countries? Answer below. On the Diamond: The Barrie Baycats will be playing in Alberta, other than family or friends, really cared. Also, a 42 game schedule this season compared to 36 last the talent pool in Alberta must really drop off after last season. This season, the Baycats will be playing the bulk year’s champs are taken out of the equation…Japan (two of their home games on Thursday nights (9), followed gold medals) and South Korea (1 silver, 1 bronze) are the by Tuesdays (6). They will be playing only 4 dates on only two countries to win a medal at the first two World Saturdays (doubleheader with London) and one game Baseball Classics. on a Sunday. Check out the website for ticket orders for the 2013 season… The Limited Time Offer • Beat the Heat World Mens Softball Championship will be played in Auckland, New Zealand February 1 to March 31, 2013, Pine Rock is offering an starting March 1st and running to March Air Conditioning system 10. The championship has been running since 1966, and in most cases, takes at cost with your purchase of a brand new Furnace. place every four years. Canada last won Order now! (Act now as time is limited for this offer.) the championship in 1992. Canada has won 3 gold, 5 silver and 2 bronze since Installation can be arranged to suit your needs. 1966. New Zealand has won the gold 3 of the last 4 years, while Australia is the Call 705 322-4250 for details! defending champ. There is an Elmvale Serving Springwater and surrounding area for 20 years. connection at the tournament. Bill and Pat Scott’s nephew Don is one of the team’s pitchers…The World Baseball Your local climate control experts Classic will also get underway in early

The Sports Zone by Mike Townes Here are some sports updates: The Ontario College Athlete Association held their Men’s Volleyball Championships last weekend. Frankie Edgecombe, from Elmvale, took part playing for the Nipissing Lakers. It was a great weekend for the volleyball star. It started with Frankie being voted to the OCAA All-Star team and All-Canadian team as well at the annual awards banquet. The tournament started well for Nipissing taking out the west’s number one ranked team from Niagara College in three straight games on Thursday. Friday they also white-washed the defending OCAA and CCAA champs from Humber College in three straight games. The Lakers were off to the gold medal game! The gold medal match went five nail-biting games with Nipissing coming on top. If that was not enough for Frankie, he was named the tournament MVP. He will now travel with his team to the Nationals at Niagara College from March 7-9. Proud parents are Bernie and Gary Edgecombe from Elmvale. Congratulations to Frankie and best of luck at the Nationals! The Elmvale Curling Club sent 4 youth curlers to an Ontario Curling Association Bantam Mix competition in Midland last weekend. The young foursome of Josh Fiegehen, Victoria Turner, Trevor Fiegehen and Paige Collicutt won their first-ever game in short OCA history on Saturday but lost out in the semi-finals on Sunday. They had a chance to meet world champion Glenn Howard at

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Horseshoe Wellness Chiropractic & Acupuncture Office Now Open In certain cases no matter how much icing, heat or medication you take you may need therapy to get you Dianne and Helmut Paddags review Springwater News back on track and help you heal from an injury. Horseshoe before exploring the Cloud forest in Monte Verde, Costa Wellness Chiropractic & Acupuncture is an option for Rica. those looking for whole body health care. The office is run Most vitamins are provided by the food we eat, but by Dr. Julie Callan-Near a register chiropractor. Treatment Vitamin D is different. Some foods (notably dairy options available at the clinic consist of Chiropractic products) are typically fortified with Vitamin D, but (manual and activator techniques), Medical Acupuncture, the human body can produce its own when the skin is Active Release Technique, Graston Therapy, Soft tissue exposed to the proper amount of sunlight. Therapy, Functional Rehabilitative Exercise, Custom Much ado was made about the fact that, for more than Orthotic Assessment and Fitting, compression sock fitting. 25 years, Betty Rubble was the only main character from Horseshoe Wellness Chiropractic & Acupuncture office The Flintstones who didn't appear in bottles of Flintstones opened November 1, 2012. It is located in Horseshoe Vitamins. She was finally added to the mix in 1996. Valley off the 3rd line of Oro-Medonte, on 37 Landscape Dr. The B-complex is made up for 16 different vitamins. We have a warm and inviting office and welcome all The short-lived "colorful" versions of Heinz ketchup, ages from kids to seniors. There are several reasons to first introduced in 2000, only added two things to the visit a chiropractor. These include but are not limited condiment's original formula: food coloring and Vitamin C. to; headaches, low back pain, neck pain, sports injuries, repetitive strain injuries such as tennis elbow, bursitis, and rotator cuff injuries. As chiropractors we are trained to perform orthopaedic assessments of the muscles and joints in the body which allows us to diagnose conditions and then perform treatments to restore motion in the joints and reduce pain. We have convenient hours with evening and weekend appointments. Another excellent service we offer our patients is the ability to bill your insurance company directly. Currently, Horseshoe Wellness Chiropractic & Acupuncture can direct bill for the following companies; Blue Cross, Green Shield, Great West Life, Sunlife, and Desjardins. These five companies make up a large portion of the extended care health plans and allow us to conveniently submit paper work on the patient’s behalf. Our goal is to get all of our patients to their optimal health! If that is return to work or return to play we realize that quality of life is directly dependent on what we can and cannot Chick Days 2013 do functionally. We work with our patients to Drop in today and order get them back feeling their best. Call today, your day old chicks, turkeys, 705-220-4996, for an appointment! This article was written by Dr. Julie ducklings or ready to lay hens. Callan-Near owner of Horseshoe Wellness ********* Chiropractic & Acupuncture, 37 Landscape Dr. Shanty Bay, ON L0L2L0, 705-220-4996 INTERAC


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Noise Bylaw – Next meeting March 18th Input was received from the public on January 29th and two deputations were received at the February 19th Council meeting. Based on the information received and the discussion that took place Staff is planning to have a Report ready for Council for March 18th to deliberate. Does the existing bylaw meet your needs ? Noise is a complex issue and as many of you are aware this bylaw has been in the making for many years . Please call or email if you would like to provide input on this matter. Capital Works Program Presentation/Discussion at Grenfel Hall March 5th - 7pm I urge all residents to come out and talk to Public Works and learn about the 2013 Capital Infrastructure projects that will be taking place throughout the Township. Ward 4 will see work planned for the Stonegate Subdivision Roads (Alana, Quinn, Friesen and Edgecombe) and Holmes Drive. I also encourage the residents who live on these roads to come out and gain a better understanding of the work being done and ask questions to address any concerns. My email is

Improving Access to Addictions Services for First Nations

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Ontario is working with First Nations communities to increase access to care and community supports for those addicted to prescription narcotics. The province is providing ongoing annual funding to support five new Community Wellness Development Teams and to increase the use of telemedicine equipment in First Nations treatment centres across Ontario. Community Wellness Development Teams provide mental health and addictions expertise and support to First Nations communities seeking help in addressing prescription narcotic addiction by blending tradition and cultural practices. Using new telemedicine equipment will allow providers to conference with patients in remote communities to enhance addictions treatments. Improving access to mental health and addictions services in First Nation communities supports Ontario's Mental Health and Addictions Strategy, and is part of The Way Forward in building a strong economy and a fair society for all Ontarians. Quick Facts • Ontario is providing $1.5 million in ongoing annual funding to support the work of the Mental Health and Addictions Working Group, which is part of the Trilateral First Nations Health Senior Officials Committee. • The Trilateral First Nations Health Senior Officials Committee was formed in partnership between the Ontario government, federal government and Chiefs of Ontario to identify and implement initiatives for priority areas of health for First Nations people living on reserve. • In October 2012, Ontario announced $15 million in new funding for addressing prescription-narcotics addictions, $2 million of which supports Aboriginal and First Nations initiatives. • Ontario funds about 150 agencies across the province offering substance abuse treatment services, including withdrawal management, community counselling, supportive housing and residential treatment and support. Prehistoric men and women chewed on lumps of tree resin for pure enjoyment, making them the first--ever gum chewers in recorded history. In fact, the study of civilization has found that almost every culture chewed some kind of "gum." Ancient Greeks routinely gnawed on tree resin to clean their teeth and freshen their breath, and called their treat "mastiche." Native Americans often chewed on tree sap, and while early settlers combined tree sap and beeswax to soften the chew. The natural gum resin called chicle, obtained from the sapodilla tree, had a unique ability to retain flavor and helped to popularize chewing gum.

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Rural Intentions by Lynette Mader A word from Craighurst When I was a kid growing up on Bear Creek Road in southwestern Ontario, there were two things, above all other things that were really worth living for. One was a trip to Bridgette’s Drug Store in the nearby village of Ailsa Craig. The drugstore itself wasn’t of much interest to a kid but they had these large chunks of solid milk chocolate wrapped in plastic wrap. Once in a while dad would buy one and bring it home, where he’d chip off pieces with a sharp knife while we kids hovered around with our mouths watering. The second thing that was a particularly exciting event for a kid was lunch or dinner at Gord and Julie’s restaurant across from the KOA camp about halfway between our farm and the town. I don’t recall ever eating there with mom. Gord and Julie’s was a place that we kids got to go to when mom wasn’t home to cook. Dad would take us and we’d pour over the menu studying every deep fried opportunity and sugary soft drink and then we’d unfailing order the same thing every time: a hamburger, fries and orange pop. Perhaps it is my fond memories of Gord and Julie’s restaurant that draws me to mom and pop restaurants instead of the fast food chains. On our cross country trips to visit parents, I gaze longingly at a variety of interesting little eateries that we rarely get to try, either because we have the dog with us or because there’s a parent at the other end that lives to feed us. The Flying Spatula outside of Flesherton and Norm’s restaurant in Hanover are on my bucket list along with a little restaurant on the west side of Durham whose name I forget. I’m a little bit curious about the Rowan Moon Bistro in Durham and we have tried the Queen’s Bush in Hanover (yes, that’s really its name). There’s a little spot at the four corners in Lucknow that we’ve tried and we’ve dined at Harry Stones’ in Harriston. Back at home, Loobies is my new Gord and Julie’s, coincidently with a KOA campground not far away. Not unlike me when I was a kid, Dave will pour over the menu pondering every option and then he orders the same thing every time: the mac and cheese that is often one of the daily specials. If you’re travelling, try to support the rural mom and pop shops: it’s guaranteed to be a more memorable experience than a chain restaurant. Sort of related to local restaurants: on March 23, the second annual Cocktails and Gowns event will take place at the Georgian College restaurant. The event is open to gals and guys, and will feature a Fashion Throughout the Ages show with fashions from the 1800’s to 1950’s. There will be complimentary hors d’ouevres, silent auction and an ugly bridesmaid dress contest. Best of all, the entertainment will be provided by Jamie Williams of Elmvale. If you haven’t seen Jamie play, this is a must-see for a fabulous fun evening of music and dancing. The MC is Kristine Hutchens and the live and silent auction is by Barb Richards. Tickets are $35 and are available through www. For more information, visit the Barrie Kinette website at

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Connecting with consumers is the greatest reward for local beef initiative

By Kelly Daynard Sarnia – It started six years ago as a conversation between friends. Today, that idea tossed around a kitchen table has become Bluewater Beef, an initiative of the Eyre and Shaw farm families of Lambton County. Murray Shaw recalls that early conversation. “We wanted to expand our farms but the economics at the time, for small farmers, didn’t make sense.” While most of their beef produced at the time was sold directly to larger processors, he and partner Ralph Eyre already sold a small amount of beef locally, taking orders from friends and family for beef from their farms. From sales of that “freezer beef”, they had learned that people liked knowing exactly where their meat came from. Soon after, they accessed an industry funding program through the Ontario Cattlemen’s Association that helped them do some market research and develop a name, brand and initial business plan that would make their farms more profitable, provide a premium beef product and, most importantly, allow them to become better acquainted with their consumers. Today, more than 75% of their beef is sold through Bluewater Beef. “Being involved in everything from production to retail has made me understand this industry far better than I ever did before,” said Shaw. “The average farmer doesn’t know what happens to their cattle when they leave their farm. We, on the other hand, know every detail down to the weight and

quality of an individual cut. It’s made us better farmers.” Bluewater Beef manages every detail of the animals’ lives, from birth to beef. The calves are born on their farms and spend their entire lives there. Cattle are raised hormonefree, on a corn-fed diet and are ready for market between 12 and 18 months of age. Breeding is also consistent. They all are at least 50% Limousin (a breed of cattle) which also helps to ensure a uniform product. Their beef is all processed by Weiland Meats in Petrolia, another family-run business. Prior to making that decision, the partners interviewed all abattoirs in the area, looking for one whose business philosophy and attention to quality most closely matched their own. Bluewater Beef is truly a family affair. Ralph and Murray are assisted by their fathers and Murray’s brother. At chore time, the four Shaw children and three Eyre sons pitch in. Murray’s wife Sandi manages the program’s website and social media communications while Ralph’s wife Brenda helps with orders and management decisions. On weekend mornings, you’ll see them all working at farm markets in Petrolia and Sarnia. The business has also benefitted from the expertise of Brenda’s father who was both a farmer and a local butcher for more than 40 years. It’s at the two markets that they have the best conversations with their consumers. “The questions that we’re asked are really interesting,” said Eyre, “People want to support local farmers and they want to know more about how their beef is raised.” Last fall, they hosted an open house at the Eyre farm and

were amazed at the crowds that came from Sarnia to see the farm, take wagon rides and enjoy an afternoon in the country. Social media has also proved to be a great way of keeping their customers informed about the business and about life on the farm. The early January birth of twin calves on one of the farms (an unusual occurrence in the beef industry) attracted a great deal of interest and excitement through its Facebook page. Bluewater Beef has a business plan that focuses on quality and customer service. It’s a plan that the two families constantly refer to when making decisions on future growth. “We want to continue growing”, said Eyre, “but we need to grow at a pace that makes sense logistically.” Shaw concluded, “We’ve heard of too many ventures that failed because they grew too fast which compromised their service and their product quality.” For both, the greatest rewards of their business venture have come in the positive feedback they receive from their customers. “Often we’ll hear from a customer who is eager to tell us about their great dining experience”, said Shaw. “It’s so great when they come back and they’re excited by the taste and the tenderness.” For more information on this local food initiative, visit One in a series of stories produced by Farm & Food Care Ontario profiling Ontario farmers and farm families. For more information, contact 519-837-1326 or email info@ 'Snack' or 'lunch' packs - These 'all-inclusive' food trays might seem reasonably priced (from $2.50 to $4.00), but you're actually paying for the highly designed label, wrapper, and specially molded tray. They only contain a few crackers and small pieces of cheese and lunchmeat. The actual edible ingredients are worth just pennies and are filled with salt.

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Orillia music fans are in for a special night this Saturday when the Brownstone hosts Toronto singer songwriter Jerry Leger along with two thirds of his band The Situation, bassist Dan Mock and drummer Kyle Sullivan. Leger has produced 6 albums in 7 years, proving himself a prolific and gifted songwriter. Musical influences include Bob Dylan and Hank Williams, and Leger has toured and collaborated with musicians such as Ron Sexsmith, Skydiggers, Serena Ryder (featured in a duet on Leger’s newest album, Some Folks Know), and The Sadies. Exclaim magazine had this to say about Leger and Some Folks Know: “Leger is a disarmingly modest character...but Some Folks Know is an accomplished collection and a leap forward for this passionate committed songwriter.” (November 2012). You can hear Leger, Mock and Sullivan rock the Brownstone with their energetic blend of folk rock, sometimes with a bit of a country flavour, this Saturday March 2 starting at 9 pm at the Brownstone Cafe/Lounge, 178 Mississaga Street East, in downtown Orillia. Pay What You Can. Anna Proctor OWE administrator

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Barrie’s Timothy Christian School to Host Upcoming Girls and Boys Basketball tournament.

The basket ball teams at Timothy Christian School are getting geared up to host their upcoming tournament scheduled for next Thursday, February 21, 2013. The tournament, beginning at 9:00 am at TCS, will see girls and boys teams from six area Christian School competing for the championship title. Players from Alliston, Barrie, Holland Marsh, Orangeville, Orillia and Owensound will compete through-out the day with the final championship games (for both girls and boys)beginning at 3:00 pm. Teacher coaches Michelle Bauer, Brenda Goodnough (TCS girls’ coaches) and Paul Bierman (TCS boys’ coach) having been working with the players throughout the last few months developing not only basketball skills on the court but fostering Christian sportsmanlike conduct on the court and on the sidelines. At TCS, the big picture in sports is developing Christian character. That means students playing at their highest potential and honouring God and others in the process of life in how they conduct themselves. Sports is a wonderful way to foster and grow those type of anchourpoints and values in young people”, says Rod Berg, principal of Timothy Christian School. Media are invited event on Thursday, February 21 starting at 9 am. Please sign in at the office to receive your visitor pass and you will be escorted to the school gym for photo opportunities. About Timothy Christian School - TCS is a school where children receive an education that is Christ-centered through the entire curriculum. Our goal is to equip students to love and serve God in all things and to see God's hand in all of life. Parents choose TCS because they want that same Christian worldview that is taught on the home front and at church to be reinforced everyday in the classroom and throughout the academics. TCS is still accepting enrollment for the 2012/13 school year. For more information please visit our website or contact the office at 705.726.6621

Creating Success – Celebrating Entrepreneurial Women On March 8th, Women around the world will gather to celebrate International Women’s Day. In Barrie, women in business are invited to be inspired, educated, and entertained, at an event hosted by the Greater Barrie Business Enterprise Centre (GBBEC), in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation, and the City of Barrie. ‘CREATING SUCCESS – CELEBRATING ENTREPRENEURIAL WOMEN’ will take place between 9am and 1:30 pm at the Ferndale Banquet Hall. Participants will have the opportunity to meet local artists and watch them showcase their talents and hear their success stories – singers, dancers, authors, photographers, painters and more. Women’s networking groups will be onsite to discuss their different meeting formats, objectives and schedules. Popular keynote speaker, Tsufit, presents “Step into the Spotlight” In this fast paced engaging (hilarious!) presentation, the former comedienne will share her Secrets of Stardom, provocative tips on getting seen, getting heard and getting yourself and your business noticed!

Women are invited to enjoy finger foods, refreshments, networking and a cash bar following the presentations. GBBEC manager and business consultant, Terri Plaxton Smith, says “This is a wonderful opportunity for our community to celebrate the talented women among us; and for women in business to learn from other successful women in business in a way that women in particular can appreciate.” Tickets for this event are just $25 which includes a $10 donation to the Women & Childrens Shelter of Barrie. Register today for an event that not only celebrates women who have been successful, but helps all women, (especially those who are focused on being successful in business), tap into the resources within the community and within themselves to grow into that success. Seats are limited, so pre-registration is a must. Interested women entrepreneurs can register online at "Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."-Chinese Proverb

Many of you have heard that it recently came to light that the State of Florida passed legislation that, as of January 1st 2013, requires all non-resident drivers in the state to have an International Driving Permit (IDP). IDP’s, which are valid for one year, can be obtained only through the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA). They simply state that the holder is in possession of a valid licence in their country of residence, and provides a multilingual translation of the information on your driver’s license. Understandably, this upset many travellers, particularly Canadian snowbirds and families planning on heading south for their March break. As a result of the uproar, the Florida Department of Highway Safety

and Motor Vehicles announced that it is suspending enforcement of the law in order to assess whether it is consistent with international law ( IDP.htm). While Canada welcomes the decision to suspend enforcement, government officials will be working to try to get the statute repealed or obtain an exemption for Canadians once the Florida legislature reconvenes in March. If you are planning a trip to Florida in the next few months, I encourage you to check with your car rental company, if you are renting a car, or with your insurance agent if you are planning on driving your own vehicle in the state. Bruce Stanton, M.P. Simcoe North

United Way hits record goal for third year Agency announces $1.836 million in Campaign 2012

United Way Greater Simcoe County (UWGSC) surpassed its 2012 campaign goal with a record-breaking achievement of $1.836 million, according to its public announcement Feb. 21. Once again, the LCBO was the corporate fundraising leader bringing in $129,000. Its region-wide point-of-purchase initiative was rewarded with a trophy for the Outstanding Special Event Award at the recent appreciation event, one of 18 Spirit Awards presented to Campaign 2012 superstars for volunteerism, corporate initiative and partnership. The night’s big winner was County of Simcoe, taking home three awards: Outstanding Employee Campaign (5001,999 employees), Outstanding Leadership Campaign, and Outstanding Employee Campaign Co-ordinator (Andrea Zryciw). Other local organizations recognized were Baxter Corporation, Deaf Access Simcoe Muskoka, Innisfil Hydro Distribution Systems Ltd., ADM Milling Co., Innovative Automation, RBC Royal Bank and CFB Borden. Ric Rattle, a former professional sous chef who lost his livelihood, life savings and home due to illness, generously shared his personal return-to-independence story throughout the campaign to showcase the power and value of supporting communitybased agencies through United Way. His exceptional efforts earned him a Spirit Award for his Speakers’ Bureau participation. Within each of the more than 200 workplaces hosting a UWGSC campaign is one person (or a small team of people) who takes on the role of Employee Campaign Coordinator and volunteers to lead, educate and inspire. In thanks for a job well done, Spirit Awards were also taken home by Tracy Wood (Elizabeth Fry Society of Simcoe County), Amanda Collins (Town

of Innisfil), Cathy Marchand (NEBS A Deluxe Company), and Iris Laycock (Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre). Paul O’Connor of Kumi Canada Corporation won Ambassador of the Year for his work in approaching his workplace peers to raise awareness about UWGSC. A Special Recognition Award was presented to Honda of Canada Mfg. that, in 2012, provided the leverage to see leadership gifts ($1,000-plus) spike. Because of the Alliston company’s new matching grant, which matched new and increased leadership donations dollar for dollar, UWGSC saw an $137,000 increase in this type of giving. UWGSC’s 2012 Campaign Cabinet Chair Steve Nixon, also RBC Royal Bank’s regional vice president for the Barrie area, handed out the awards with the organization’s resource development director Paulina Robertson. Together, they thanked the professionals who volunteered to spearhead the campaign in 2012: Edye St. Hill, Adam Smith, Tony Guergis, John Skorobohacz, Vince Hawkes, Yolanda Soos Anglin, Frank Berdan, Mike McCarthy, Diane Firman, Doris Middleton, Jon Dumond and David Holland. UWGSC re-invests the money it raises locally to strengthen community-based agencies providing programs and services to area residents. In 2012, 22 agencies providing services in Greater Simcoe County received grants, while many more received capacity-building training and consulting services. In addition to supporting short-term relief efforts, UWGSC also participates in many community collaborations addressing the root causes of social problems to create long-term lasting change. "There's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot." -- Steven Wright


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The OPP Report

SNOWMOBILERS GO THROUGH ICE IN BAYSVILLE On Sunday February 17, 2013 just after 11:00pm Huntsville Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Lake of Bays Fire department and Muskoka EMS attended Stratheid Road in the village of Baysville for a report of snowmobiles that had gone into the Muskoka River. The OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU) was at the location in Baysville since this morning and just before 1:00pm February 18, 2013 recovered the deceased from the Muskoka River. Based on the ongoing investigation the deceased has been identified as Edward DEHAAN (48yrs) of Smithville, Ontario not Richard DEHAAN as earlier reported. Weekend Incidents (Oro-Medonte, ON) – Barrie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated numerous incidents over the past weekend including Four 911 calls dialed in error 2 motor vehicle collisions and 17 other traffic related occurrences. Barrie OPP officers were advised of an erratic driver n/b on Hwy 11 Sunday evening at 11:00 pm. The vehicle was stopped and as a result of the investigation Victoria CORRIGAN age 28 of Oro-Medonte was charged with Impaired Driving and Exceed 80 Mgs. She has a March 18 Barrie court date. Barrie OPP would If you want to drink, like to remind all Ice that’s your business. fishers and others If you want to stop, using waterways in winter with the that’s ours. fluctuating temperature pressure cracks and ice separation have been observed on Lake Simcoe in the Orillia 325-6385 MidOro-Medonte area. Ice land 526-3305 conditions can change Bracebridge ~ rapidly and safety 705-646-2491 should always be the deciding factor.

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CHURCH LADIES WITH TYPEWRITERS • The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals. • The sermon this morning: 'Jesus Walks on the Water.'The sermon tonight:'Searching for Jesus.' • Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands. • Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help. • Miss Charlene Mason sang ‘I will not pass this way again,’ giving obvious pleasure to the congregation. • Next Thursday there will be try-outs for the choir. They need all the help they can get. • Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days. • The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.

Local Businesses Support Wendat’s Seniors’ Residence Project

7th Annual Rockin the House Raises $20,000 in Support of Breaking Down Barriers

On Saturday February 23, 2013, local business leaders, dignitaries and residents came together to Rock the House in support of people with disabilities at the Curling Club of Collingwood. At this inclusive event, people of all abilities curled together. Each team played two games. There was a continental breakfast, lunch compliments of Pizza Hut Collingwood, medals, trophies, prizes, a silent auction, 50/50 draw and a day full of fun. Ted Ashwin Breaking Down Barriers Chair, Dr. Kellie Leitch, MP for Simcoe-Grey and Cal Patterson, Warden of Simcoe County and Mayor of Wasaga Beach brought greetings to the participants. In draw one; the gold medals went to Gaviller’s Golf Soon, silver to The Town of Collingwood and Bronze to Wayne Wood Design and Drafting Services. In draw two, the gold medals went to Kathy’s Kurlers, Silver to The Wasaga Beach Party and Bronze to Burnside’s Engineers in the Outfield. The tournament trophy went to Kathy’s Kurlers. Prizes for best team name were awarded to members of C.F. Crozier & Associates Inc. “The Dark Side of the Broom.” The best team costume award was won by C.C. Tatham & Associates Ltd. “The Booty Rockers”. The Marie Banks Memorial Award for top individual fundraiser was awarded to Giuliano Duni of the Wasaga Rockers who raised $2,100. The top team fundraisers were the Wasaga Rockers who raised a total of $3,392. The gross amount raised by this event was $20,000; the funds will help the organization continue to provide programs for its consumers. Co-Title sponsors were The Ainley Group, C.F. Crozier & Associates Inc. and C.C. Tatham & Associates Ltd. This event was made possible through the generous support of our Bonspiel Committee, event sponsors, food sponsors, media sponsors and silent auction donors as well as the staff and volunteers of Breaking Down Barriers. We thank each and every one of them for their role in the day’s success. Since 1985, Breaking Down Barriers has been providing programs and services to promote the independence of people with disabilities in the Georgian Triangle. For more information check or call 705-445-154. Military Etiquette" Officer: Soldier, do you have change for a dollar? Soldier: Sure, buddy. (starts looking for change...) Officer: That's no way to address an officer! Now let's try it again. Do you have change for a dollar? Soldier: No, SIR! "When choosing between evils, I always like to take the one I've never tried before." -- Mae West

Building Healthy Relationships Part Four By: Ernest Matton I.C.A.D.C., E.F.A.P., Addiction Behavioural Specialist E.F.T. Practitioner • T.I.R. Facilitator Certified Gladue Writer Let’s pick up from where I left of on part three. A committed relationship people are serious about reducing the conflict and deepening the intimacy in a relationship. Saving Your or A Relationship Even if Only YOU Want to Work on It Every relationship deserves a fair chance, no matter where it is now, and no matter what you or your, friend, co-worker, family member have done (or not done). You may have wanted to change things with little success. You may be wondering if there is any hope for the relationship. It’s time for a change. Perhaps you feel that the only choice you have now is between accepting things the way they are and ending it. Many relationships or friendships are in a similar place. You want things to change, but don’t know what to do. Or you have tried many things in the past, but the relationship seems to fall into the same rut. But all is not lost. There is hope Learning communication skills is not enough. That just teaches you to fight more effectively. Give up on arguing. It always becomes a battle of opinions, and neither of you is likely to change.

One person can transform relationships. A relationship is comprised of six components: physical, emotional, interpersonal, vocational, intellectual and spiritual. These components are integrated into a holistic circle, which “rolls” smoothly when these six elements are well balanced in a person’s life. Each of these components requires our disciplined, nurturing and strengthening in order to remain in a holistically balanced. If one area is neglected, it will adversely affect one or more of the other components and conversely, when one area is strengthened, there will be positive impacts on one or more of the other elements. All these elements are surrounded, contained, and supported by our spiritual well being. Your relationship can change but you have to make the first move. Practicing the three “C’s” to a healthy relationships starts with, (Communication, Commitment and Compromise). In my next column I will continue with boundaries part one. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please email at . For more information, or to book an appointment please call (705) 533-1579.

Wendat Community Programs has been busy this past year with their Capital Campaign raising money to build an affordable seniors’ housing project planned for Penetanguishene. This residence will house 23 frail seniors who need in-home supports and whose income is limited to $1,500 or less. “We couldn’t have gotten as far as we have without the help of our local community” states Lorna Tomlinson, Executive Director of Wendat. Shopper’s Drug Mart in Penetanguishene and Midland Toyota are just a couple of the caring businesses that have contributed to the success of Wendat’s Capital Campaign.

In one month, Shopper’s Tree of Life Program brought in $625.00 for Wendat. “Shoppers Drug Mart is proud to support local community initiatives aimed at increasing accessibility to health care," says Tania Antenucci, Pharmacist/Owner of Shoppers Drug Mart in Penetanguishene. "We look forward to working with Wendat Community Programs to assist with their vision to service local seniors." “Every contribution helps” states Lorna Tomlinson. “So far we have raised well over $2.5 million of the $3.5 million needed for the Residence.”

Photo: Tania Antenucci, Pharmacist/Owner of Shoppers Drug Mart in Penetang and Lorna Tomlinson from Wendat Community Programs

Photo: Lorna Tomlinson from Wendat with Jim Koch, President/Owner of Midland Toyota Midland Toyota has made a substantial pledge spread over 5 years to support Wendat’s project. “Over the years I have seen many seniors who have not had the best accommodations or life styles due to living on their own. I see this project helping on both of those issues, as I hope that they can have a more fulfilled social life etc. in this environment” states Jim Koch, president of Midland Toyota as to why they chose to donate to Wendat. “These are just two of the businesses who have been extremely generous and we truly thank them for their support” states Lorna. “With the continued support of our community we are hopeful to have the shovel in the ground in 2013.”


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County staff shine at United Way Greater Simcoe County Celebration Awards

How can I determine what my home is worth?

The County of Simcoe was recognized for its ongoing In the midst of all the news surrounding fluctuating home support of the United Way of Greater Simcoe County at its values, Ontario homeowners want to know the value of 2012 campaign Celebration and Spirit Awards Celebration their home – whether they are deciding if the time is right held Feb. 21, 2013 at Tangle Creek Golf Club. to consider selling, or simply to get an idea of what their The categories County staff received awards in most valuable asset is worth. included: Outstanding Employee Campaign (500 - 1,999 Regardless of the state of the market, Ron Abraham, employees), Outstanding Leadership Campaign, and president of the Ontario Real Estate Association, says Outstanding Employee Campaign Co-ordinator (500there are some very broad guidelines that can be used 1,999 employees) which was awarded to Andrea Hryciw, to determine home value but beyond that speaking to a the County’s United Way Campaign Co-ordinator, and Realtor is the only way to get an accurate look at what Program Supervisor, Children and Community Services. local markets are doing. “We are so proud of County staff for giving so generously “Real estate is hyper local so despite what you may St. John’s United Church in support of the United Way again this year,” said Chief read about market activity in Canada, be it quickening or Administrative Officer Mark Aitken. “County staff work Reflections of 2012 slowing, it is critical to recognize that there is so much directly with the agencies and residents that receive St John’s United Church in Elmvale strives to be a spiritual variance between areas and types of homes. You need to speak to a real estate professional who works in your centre that welcomes people of all ages to grow in faith and support through the United Way every day, and we know community to get an accurate idea of what your local become alive in Christ. To accurately measure how well firsthand the impact of this funding on our community.” we’re achieving this, we’ve reflected on the past year and The County of Simcoe manages social and community market is doing.” service programs for residents throughout the region. “Prices can vary hugely between neighbourhoods, and celebrate what’s been accomplished: • Visioning Process – members of the congregation met Programs for youth, seniors, families, people with special even between blocks in the same neighbourhood so find a local specialist to perform a comparative market analysis to reflect upon our strengths, growth areas, and hopes and needs, and the homeless are currently operating at capacity level and with extensive wait lists. The United Way of dreams for the future to determine what your home is currently worth.” Greater Simcoe County, a volunteer-based organization, • expanded our website www.unitedchurchelmvale. Abraham offers some very broad guidelines to distributes funds to support local non-profit agencies. The org homeowners to begin their assessment: services these agencies provide build a brighter future for • held a logo contest resulting in a beautiful new logo • Location: Location remains the single largest variable children, enrich the lives of the elderly, give hope to those and slogan to represent our church family in real estate. How close is your home to transit? Schools? in need and strengthen families. • had solar panels installed on the roof to help reduce What about amenities like recreational facilities and “The County of Simcoe is delighted with our strong shopping centres? Homes close to transit and amenities our ecological footprint partnership with the United Way of Greater Simcoe • hosted a series of bi-monthly dinners for young tend to have higher values than those that require more County”, said Warden Cal Patterson. “With more than families on Friday evenings commuting. 150,000 people in Simcoe County accessing the agencies • added a Nursery for preschoolers in addition to our • Space: The size of your home is also a major factor and services that the United Way helps fund, we know that in assessing its value. What is the square footage of your existing Sunday school the money raised through our annual campaign is going • hosted 51 children at Vacation Bible School in July home? How many bedrooms? Bathrooms? Although price towards the most vulnerable of our residents and helps • conducted a series of workshops entitled “Exploring per square foot varies enormously, generally the more them move toward a brighter future.” Faith Questions” square footage, the higher the value of the home. • began a series of Speaker’s nights to discuss topics Other notable honourees at the Celebration Awards • Type: What kind of home do you own? Is it a detached included 1st time Employee Campaign winner Innisfil relevant to both our congregation and the community home? Condominium?Fax: Townhouse? Semi-detached? Tel: 705.322.2249 705.322.8393 Cell: 705.321.2653 Springwater News - Oct. 1, 2009 EditiSystems Ltd.; Outstanding Employee Hydro Distribution • enjoyed many special services including an Ecumenical As a rule, single family detached homes are (generally) Campaign (2,000 + employees) winner CFB Borden; the most valuable, followed by semis, townhouses and Sunrise Easter Service at Heritage Park, Sunday School Outstanding Employee Campaign Co-ordinator (Fewer picnic, and a Welcome Back BBQ in September condominiums. than 50 employees) honouree Tracy Wood, the Elizabeth • our congregation enjoyed a Christmas pageant put on • Condition: Has your home been updated? Have you Fry Society of Simcoe County; Outstanding Employee by our Sunday School done any major renovations? Does your home have a • St. John’s hosted the annual Candlelight Memorial Campaign Co-ordinator (50-149 employees) winner modern kitchen? How about bathroom(s)? Homes that Amanda Collins, the Town of Innisfil and Outstanding have been updated, in addition to being well-maintained, Service Agency Campaign recipient Deaf Access Simcoe • hosted and enjoyed special musical presentations tend to command top dollar. Muskoka. including a concert to raise funds for the Winnipeg Inner Your Realtor will be able to provide a detailed breakdown by Ric Rattle, a food-industry professional driven into of the value of your home based on these variables and City Mission; the group Chaverim and a performance Oct 1, 15 & 29poverty by health issues, once accessed the many support the Calvary Youth Chorus many more. • welcomed Mary Jarman, our new Music Director in services of David Busby Street Centre to get back on his In the meantime, you can visit to take Nov. 12 & 26 feet. He went on to become the participants’ liaison on the September part in an interactive video series titled, “What is my home • the Mission and Service Team, with input from the centre’s board of directors and was its 2012 representative worth?” to help determine the value of your home. Dec. 10 & 23 congregation, compiled and printed our very own Cookbook during the recent United Way Greater Simcoe County • hosted a booth with the Elmvale Presbyterian and fundraising campaign. Last night he was the well-deserved Jan. 7 & 21 Community Churches at the fall Fair and had a float in the recipient of the Speakers’ Bureau Recognition Award. The County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member Christmas parade. Landscaping & Snow Removal In many ways, this review only scratches the surface of municipalities and provides crucial public services to • Modern Equipment what’s happening in our church family. 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Canadians Not Keeping Track of their Discretionary Spending One third of Canadians monitor fixed expenses only Elmvale, ON (Grassroots Newswire) January 31, 2013 – Many Canadians are taking a carefree approach to spending, acknowledging in a new poll* commissioned by Edward Jones that they keep track of fixed expenses, but when it comes to discretionary spending, they aren’t paying as close attention. One in three Canadians (29 percent) only keeps track of fixed expenses, such as mortgage, rent or car payments. A further 32 percent of Canadians do not keep track of their expenses at all. According to Statistics Canada, Canadian household debt-to-income ratio reached a new high of 164.6 percent in the third quarter of 2012, which means for every $100 in aftertax income, Canadians owe $164.60. “Failing to keep track of expenses could be keeping Canadians in hot water,” says Michelle Kay-Scott, Senior Product Manager of Retirement Planning with Edward Jones. “Having a better understanding of where your money goes, from mortgage payments to a dinner out, can help to identify your current spending habits, so you can adjust them as necessary to achieve your financial goals.” According to the poll, family status is a driving force when it comes to our diligence to keep track of spending: Canadians with children are more likely to monitor their expenses compared to those without children (73 percent versus 65 percent).

Ontario’s Newest Tax Credit

Helps Seniors Find Independence at Home When Clarence Ridley recently turned 80, three generations of Ridleys gathered in his house to mark the occasion. For the most part, the tidy bungalow looks much the same as it did when he and his late wife, May, were raising their family. Only the ramp leading up to the porch and grab bars in the bathrooms indicate that times – and Clarence – have changed. Thanks to Ontario’s new Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit, seniors like Clarence will now find it more affordable to make the improvements they need to ensure their homes are safer and more accessible. And this makes Clarence’s family very happy. “Dad has lived in the same house for 45 years. He loves it, and there is no place he’d rather be,” said his daughter, Rose. “It’s important to us that he feel safe and comfortable, and can live there for as long as possible.” Senior homeowners and tenants, and people who share their home with a senior relative, can claim up to $10,000 in eligible home improvement expenses annually that help them live in their homes more 12529 - HH-Dollhouse-ENG-BW-Title.pdf safely and confidently. Seniors at all income levels can qualify for up to $1,500 each year. To claim the tax credit, seniors will have to file a personal income tax

Kay-Scott notes: “Money priorities can change at different life stages, whether saving for a home, expecting a baby or living in retirement. Regardless of family status, it’s important for Canadians at all life stages to identify where they stand financially and build a solid plan to meet their financial goals.” To help track discretionary spending, Elmvale-area financial advisors with Edward Jones recommend using tools, such as the new Edward Jones mobile retirement savings calculator. The easy-to-use calculator identifies the cost of everyday items (e.g. dining out, entertainment, new clothing) and calculates how spending less on these items could translate into savings towards financial goals, such as retirement or a down payment on a home. Access the calculator from your smartphone at: ejsavingscalculator. com. Edward Jones financial advisors can also help you to evaluate your current spending and build a solid plan to reach your financial goals. For more information about Edward Jones in the Elmvale area, please contact: * David N Loder, Edwards Jones in Penetanguishene, located at 101 Main Street, who can be reached at (705) 549-1314 * Paul D Bouzis, Edwards Jones in Midland, located at 525 Bay Street,

return and save receipts from contractors or retailers for any eligible modifications made since October 1, 2011. In addition to supporting seniors and their families, the tax credit will also provide a boost to Ontario’s 1 12/7/12 1:52 PM creating economy by additional demand in the construction sector and for products that improve mobility around the home.

who can be reached at (705) 528-1596 * Susanne E Collins, Edwards Jones in Barrie, located at 331 Bayfield Street, who can be reached at (705) 725-1544 *A total of 1,500 Canadians completed an online survey between October 1st and October 4th, 2012 using Leger Marketing’s online panel, LegerWeb. A probability sample of the same size would yield a margin of error of +/- 3.48%, 19 times out of 20. About Edward Jones Edward Jones is a full-service investment dealer with one of the largest branch networks in Canada. It is a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund, and a participating organization of the Toronto Stock Exchange. Including its affiliate, Edward Jones serves nearly 7 million individual investors in Canada and the U.S. from more than 11,000 locations. Edward Jones is a limited partnership in Canada and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Edward D. Jones & Co., LP, a Missouri limited partnership. Edward D. Jones & Co., LP is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Jones Financial Companies, LLLP, a Missouri limited liability limited partnership. For more information and to locate an Edward Jones financial advisor in area, visit

It will support an estimated $800 million in home renovation activity and about 10,500 jobs every year. Helping seniors like Clarence live independently longer and making spaces available for those who need long-term care are part of the Ontario government’s Seniors Care Strategy to help seniors get the right care, at the right time and in the right place. For more information about the tax credit, call 1-866-ONT-TAXS or visit healthyhomes. Grab bars around the toilet Walk-in bathtub BATHROOM

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Zinfandel: Uniquely and Distinctly American

By David White - Mention Zinfandel to most wine consumers, and it's quickly dismissed. It's easy to see why. For starters, many Americans associate the variety with the cheap, sweet "blush" wines that became popular in the 1980s, like Sutter Home's white Zinfandel. This style of wine will always have fans, but to my palate, it's just too cloying. Most white Zinfandel tastes more like Kool-Aid than wine. Among consumers who know that Zinfandel can produce dry reds, many believe the variety inevitably produces monolithic, alcoholic fruit bombs. Avoiding such wines makes sense -- it's difficult to find pleasure in wines that go down like cough syrup. It's unfortunate that so many wine drinkers have these impressions. Zinfandel can be delicious. The best examples are wonderfully accessible and strike the perfect balance between power and finesse. While certainly robust, they're marked by fresh, brambly berries and are energetic enough to pair with a variety of cuisines. Plus, Zinfandel is uniquely and distinctly American. It's well worth exploring. Zinfandel has a fascinating history. For most of its existence, it was thought to be an indigenous American grape. But when a professor from University of California, Davis, visited Italy in 1967, he realized that Primitivo -- a dark-skinned, southern Italian grape -- was remarkably similar to the American "original." By 1972, researchers concluded that the grapes were, in fact, identical. Primitivo, however, also had dubious origins. So researchers started investigating, and in the late 1990s determined that Zinfandel's roots are Croatian. Zinfandel came to the United States in the late 1820s, when a nursery owner in New York purchased cuttings from Austria. The origins of the name "Zinfandel" remain a mystery, but shortly after its arrival to the East Coast, the grape's popularity quickly soared. This made perfect sense -- the grape was a home winemaker's dream, as it was reasonably easy to grow, vigorous, and fairly resistant to disease. When East Coasters started heading to California during the gold rush, Zinfandel followed and quickly became the variety of choice, often planted right alongside other grapes for diversity. Many of these vineyards remain, giving wine drinkers a direct connection to California's earliest settlers. (It's worth noting that if it weren't for the popularity of white Zinfandel in the 1980s and '90s, many of these vineyards would have been ripped up.) Without question, these ancient vineyards -- typically full of thick, gnarly vines -- produce the most complex, vibrant wines. Plus, as New York Times' wine critic Eric Asimov once wrote, "[these] wines seem to tell stories. Not red, white and blue fables of triumphalism but tales of immigrant vision and perseverance, of American history and the pastoral roots of a great industry." Several California vintners are working to catalog, protect, and promote these vineyards through a new nonprofit called the Historic Vineyard Society. Winemaker Morgan Twain-Peterson, the 32-year-old owner of Bedrock Wine Company, is leading this effort. Twain-Peterson has become a rock star in the wine community because his wines -- sourced from some of California's oldest vines and made using old-fashioned winemaking techniques -- are stunning. Indeed, his winery's namesake, the Bedrock Vineyard, was planted nearly 125 years ago. Twain-Peterson estimates that the vineyard is about half Zinfandel and a quarter Carignane, with varieties like Mourvedre, Syrah, Alicante Bouschet, Petite Sirah comprising the rest. Other wineries that source from ancient vineyards include Ridge, Ravenswood, and Seghesio, all of which make delicious, affordable wines that can easily be found at your local wine shop. Smaller labels worth looking for include Carlisle Winery, Dashe Cellars, and Nalle. With all these producers, the big Zinfandel fruit is still there, of course, but the wines are balanced, bright, and pair well with food. Those who fear monolithic, alcoholic fruit bombs when purchasing Zinfandel still have plenty to worry about. But more and more producers -- in a quest to rediscover America's winemaking -- are moving towards elegance. David White, a wine writer, is the founder and editor of His columns are housed at Palate Press: The Online Wine Magazine ( In 1986, when it was time to place new artificial turf in Bronco Stadium at Boise State University, athletic director Gelln Bleymaier arranged for the fake grass to be installed in the school's colors: blue for the main field and orange for the end zones. Opposing players have admitted difficulty adjusting to the "Smurf Turf," as it is affectionately known. STRAWBERRY TIPS: Strawberries are best used within 2-3 days. Cover and store them unwashed in the refrigerator. Sort and remove any bruised or damaged berries as soon as possible and use in sauces, purees or jams. Place the berries in cool, well ventilated containers. The moisture content of Fresh Strawberries is high, so store uncovered or loosely covered. Hull strawberries and rinse gently JUST before serving. Careful storing and handling will maintain their maximum flavor, color and texture. M&M's actually stands for "Mars & Murrie's," the last names of the candy's founders.

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Can Someone Recover from Brain Trauma?

The short answer is Yes! The longer answer is only if the person who has the brain injury and the people who care for them decide from the beginning that they are going to design their own recovery and trust their instincts even if the recovery path they have decide doesn’t fit with the mainstream idea of how people with brain injuries recover. From the beginning ask lots of questions and keep asking questions until you find a group of people or organization the fit within your recovery path not the other way around. Find someone who has actually recovered from a brain injury. Find out what they do when the brain has had enough? Find out how they designed their recovery? Find out what helped them along the way? Find out what recovery means to those brain injured people. There are some brain injured people who are willing to share their recovery and most important are willing to work with caregivers to help design a recovery process that could make recovery easier. What does recovery mean? That means different things to different people. For some brain injured people it is learning how to read. For some brain injured people it is returning to employment. For some brain injured people is being a good parent. For some brain injured people it is just making it through the day without reaching the point where the brain has had enough. For some people who received brain trauma from military service, it is returning home with a different perspective of life. It doesn’t matter the source of the brain trauma because there are certain things that happen in the brain that seem to be consistent with every brain injury. Finding out what is normal, what is unique to your brain injury and the direction you want recovery to go can make the difference in how soon recovery happens. To the Brain Injured Person: Decide from the beginning what recovery means to you and with your caregiver design a recovery plan. To the People who Care for the Brain Injured Person: Help your brain injured person to design a recovery plan that is built on trusting your instinct, gathering information and asking lots of questions. Jean Oostrom lives in Springwater Township has lived with a brain injury since 1997. Website: Twitter: @ newbrainliving Facebook: New Brain Living Email:

Elmvale Coffee Time Tyke 3

This season has been an exciting year for our Tyke players! With a record of 6-7 the team is enjoying the two rules of hockey, working hard and having fun!! With the end of the season drawing near the coyotes are eager to participate in a tournament in Coldwater this Saturday. They also have one game left in the season to be played. Julian B, Lucas C, Bradford E, Hayden K, Cole K, Julia K, Wesley N, Josh P, Jaxon P, Gavin S, Hannah S, Wesley S would like to Thank Coffee Time for their Sponsorship!

Glenn Howard headlines Warden’s Bonspiel

Raising $18,607 for Georgian Village Midhurst/ February 14, 2013 – World superstar curler, Glenn Howard, lent his support to the County of Simcoe’s Georgian Village fundraising efforts on Feb. 12, helping this adult-lifestyle retirement campus take another step toward providing a superior quality of life for seniors in our community. A total of $18,607 was raised by the 18 teams participating in the Warden’s Bonspiel, which was held at the Penetanguishene Curling Club. The event was hosted by Warden Cal Patterson and Howard, who is honorary chair of the Georgian Village Fundraising committee. Howard, who just came off his recent victory at the 2013 Dominion Tankard, posed for photos and hit the ice with participants to provide some tips of the trade. “It’s such an honour to be a part of the Georgian Village legacy, and I couldn’t have asked for a better fundraising event to be involved with,” said Howard. “The Warden’s Bonspiel was a lot of fun and I had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful members of the community dedicated to the future of our seniors.” Georgian Village, a new 60-plus adult lifestyle community, is being constructed in Penetanguishene and will provide social and active living with four-housing options. The Georgian Village Fundraising Campaign aims to create a vibrant quality of life for the County’s growing senior population. As part of the fundraising efforts, the Georgian Village Fundraising Committee held a Municipal Challenge for County of Simcoe member municipalities. Of the municipalities who entered the challenge, Clearview Township came in first place, raising $721. Susan Robillard, who has a family member currently living at Georgian Manor, was the highest individual fundraiser, bringing in $1,310.

Communication is not only about the words that are spoken. Words allow us to exchange information, but they are also the medium through which we communicate what is in our hearts. Words are the paintbrush that we use to create, for another, the picture of who we are. We would not, hopefully, go up to another person's work of art and scribble all over it, or black it out with dark paint. However, when we do not acknowledge what another is saying, thinking or feeling, the effect is the same. For good communication to occur, we need to respect what the other is saying, even if we disagree. To truly honor another, we need to allow him or her to speak, without discounting either the person, or what is being said. All too often, adolescents are not heard, because parents "know best." Often a spouse is not heard, because the partner needs to be "right," or does not want to hear the message being given. When one is not heard, this results in resentment or withdrawal. After a while, efforts to communicate are abandoned, and the relationship grows distant. It is also difficult to trust someone who will not even listen to you. One of the most powerful ways to enhance any relationship is to take the time to sincerely listen with the heart. It takes a little more time and patience, but the rewards are absolutely worth it. Gwen Randall-Young is an author and award-winning Psychotherapist. For permission to reprint this article, or to obtain books or cds, visit

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Article for Seniors Only Dealing with Family Debt!

You finally made it to retirement. Perhaps you do not have the amount of the pension income that you had hoped for, but you are comfortable and relatively debt free, or at least managing to make all of your monthly payments without getting “past due” notices or collection agencies calling. Then it happens. A phone call comes from a son, daughter, grandchild, etc. explaining their dire financial situation. It could be the result of a marriage breakdown, layoff at work, loss of the overtime at work or they were arrested for “something” – it really does not matter “why”. What does matter is they are asking for your help by loaning them money. Deep down you know the chances of them repaying the loan are very slim (if at all). At the same time you want to help – but should you? Before you say yes take a few minutes to look at your own situation. If you loan the money being asked and the loan is not repaid will there be any effect on your own financial situation. Is this a one time request? Is the problem more long term which may result in another request for money in a few weeks? Ask who else they are requesting help from. It is a very good idea to have a family meeting to discuss how the family is going to help. This has three very good advantages. First the reason for the need for the money is verified. Second, if the loan is given it can come from several people which will spread the risk. Third, if the loan is not given it is the family saying no, not you. It is very hard to say no to someone in trouble, especially if it is someone in your own family. Please make sure that you do not hurt yourself by being nice. If you cannot afford to say yes – it is ok to say no. your family will love you regardless of your answer. Carl Rumanek is a principle with Rumanek & Company Ltd. Trustee in Bankruptcy, Administrators of Proposals & Debt Consolidation Programs He may be reached by E-mail at or by telephone at 416-665-8326

When it comes to choosing a neighbourhood, there are countless variables to consider. From the big urban/ suburban question to weighing the pros and cons of specific areas, figuring out the where you will call home isn’t easy. According to Ron Abraham, president of the Ontario Real Estate Association, many home buyers end up surprising themselves when it comes to choosing a neighbourhood. “Homebuyers may think they know exactly where they want to live until they start looking at their finances, or a child comes along, or they start a new job,” says Abraham. “It’s not until you sit down with your Realtor and really go through your list of needs and wants that you realize what kind of living arrangements make the most sense for your lifestyle.” Abraham recommends homebuyers consider the following factors and then speak to a Realtor to narrow down their options: • Cost of the home: A suburban home may be less expensive than one of the same size in the city. On the flip side, a larger suburban home and yard may require more maintenance and generate higher utility bills. • Commuting costs: Buying a home close to work can reduce commuting costs and time, but be sure to consider all the commuting you do in a day. It can get costly having a car, but so too can relying on public transit. ALL BREED BOARDING • Personal preferences: Shops, housing and entertainment ALL BREED GROOMING are clustered closer together in urban areas, but the commotion of urban living isn’t for everyone. Although you may have to drive a distance when visiting a museum or theatre, living in the suburbs provides a quieter Gaye & Rick Sorbin 640 Baseline Rd. S environment to return home to. (705) 322-5099 RR# 2 • Evolving needs: If you are thinking of starting a family, Midland ON L4R 4K4 your future housing needs will look very different from your current ones. For young couples, often looking The color of the first successful bubble gum was pink, because it was at suburban options makes a lot of sense, since quality the only color the inventor had left, and that remains the predominant schools, parks and other young families can be found in color today. The very first bubble gum was invented by Frank Henry these kinds of neighbourhoods. Fleer in 1906. He called it Blibber-Blubber. Fleer's recipe was later • Changing needs: If you are a soon-to-be empty nester perfected by Walter Diemer, who called his product Double Bubble. with children who will be leaving home in from The American Contract Bridge League short order, you may no longer require as BRidGE BiTES much space so proximity to family, friends ONE WiNNER TOO mANY By: Brian Gunnell and amenities may become a renewed focus. Both Vulnerable ♠ J9 “Choosing where you will buy a home South West North East ♥ AJ98 is one of the biggest decisions that people 1♥ Pass 3♥ Pass ♦ k87632 make. There is no one- size-fits-all answer 6♥ All Pass ♣8 North so it’s important to do your research and ♠ QT42 ♠ k753 South might have opened the bidding ♥ ♥ 543 speak to a Realtor who can help guide you West East with an artificial game-forcing 2♣, but ♦ JT4 ♦ AQ95 through the process.” one way or the other it seems that N-S Declarer ♣ JT9542 ♣ 76 You can also visit to should get to slam on these cards. In ♠ A86 fact 7♥ is a fine contract, though a hard check out “What neighbourhood is right for ♥ kQT762 one to reach. Sadly, our Declarer me?” an interactive video series created to ♦ even managed to go down in 6♥, ♣ AkQ3 help kick start your decision. which took a lot of doing!

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PeeWee Rep Advance to OMHA SemiFinals Article and Photographs by: Jamie Dietrich

The Gary Edgecombe CA PeeWee Rep Coyotes continued their OMHA winning ways with a victory over Oro in five games, advancing to the PeeWee B Semi-Finals. Four teams are left in the hunt: Kincardine, Tavistock, Ennismore, and Elmvale. The Coyotes have home-ice advantage, and will face the Ennismore Eagles starting this weekend. On Friday, February 15, the Coyotes hosted the Oro Thunder for game three. With one player out, the Coyotes were happy to have AP Carson Currie to help out. The game was deadlocked 2-2 in regulation time, but a bad Elmvale change led to an early goal in overtime for Oro. Being under the threat of elimination in game four, on Tuesday, February 19, the Coyotes dug deep. The defensemen and forechecking forwards shut down the Oro snipers and ended regulation time 1-1 with a pretty Jacob Partridge goal. A few minutes into overtime, defenseman Colin Kitching carried the puck end to end and scored, causing another game five showdown for the Elmvale Coyotes. On a snowy Friday night, February 22, the boys and their loyal supporters drove to Oro for game five. AP goaltender, William McDowell, spent the first five minutes in net for the Coyotes while Brody Read did some last minute equipment fixing. Robert McLaughlin opened the scoring, putting Elmvale up by one. Oro responded quickly, and the goaltenders took over. Mid way through the third, 20 seconds after being freed from the penalty box, feisty Jack Sneddon slapped a hard shot that squeaked through the Oro goalie’s five-hole. The Coyotes played the final few minutes short-handed, but with some solid crease-clearing checks, the Coyotes ran out the clock and rejoiced with a 2-1 victory. This is the first time many of the Coyote players have made it this far in OMHA playoffs. Their opponent, the Ennismore Eagles, made it to the finals last year. Back in October, while playing in the Stirling tournament, the Coyotes played the Eagles twice. In the round robin, the Eagles beat the Coyotes 3-0. The Coyotes made the playoffs as the wildcard team, and went on to face the Eagles in the final. Three periods ended in a 0-0 tie. In overtime the Eagles got one past Coyote Brody Read, the game MVP. The coaching staff is confident the Coyote team that faced the Eagles back in October, is much stronger and much more experienced now. They have survived adversity and have come together with a desire to keep winning. As a clarification for last week’s article, the father responsible for having me ejected from the Dundalk game was from Dundalk. It was not mild mannered Dean Robertson. The Springwater News Editor assures me a Press Pass is on the way. The Elmvale Coyotes host the Ennismore Eagles for game one on Friday, March 1, at 7:45. Game three will also be played in Elmvale, the following Friday, March 8, at 7:45. Come on out and support the boys in their OMHA playoff quest. You won’t want to miss this series.

Fresh from the “sin bin”, Jack Sneddon slaps the game winning goal through the Oro goalie in game five.

Robert McLaughlin setting up the play that saw him regain the puck and score the first goal in game five vs Oro.

Taxes and other concerns about the Midhurst Secondary Plan

On Feb. 19th over 140 people attended the Annual General Meeting at the Community Centre. The key concerns of the meeting were the impact of the Midhurst Secondary Plan Sally Sibbald joined the Scouting Movement in 1976. (MSP) on Springwater taxes, environment and agriculture. She started attending Beaver meetings and workshops in Three guest speakers provided background information on Midland with South Georgian Bay District; with some each of these topics: Bill French (Financing issues), Gary training behind her Sally started the 1st Elmvale Beaver Christie (Environmental issues), Rob Wright (Agriculture issues). Colony in February 1977. These concerns were prompted by two key events: Sally needed more training so she took her Wood Badge 1. In 2008 Springwater Council accepted the Midhurst Part 1 in December of 1978. She then took her Woodbadge Secondary Plan (MSP) which opened the door to this Part 2 in August 1980 at Blue Springs. Sally then went on to train on Woodbadge 1 coarses for massive development. Unfortunately that Council did not stop to consider the three critical issues noted above. Beaver Leaders with South Georgian Bay. Sally also did alot of hands on training over the last 25 Currently Springwater Council is playing catch-up and has years with all leaders that worked at her side. She has just begun to work on those issues. Most of the current continued to offer, guidance, support and experience to Councillors are different from the ones which approved each and every leader that came to help with the Beaver the MSP in 2008 and some have signalled that they are interested in listening to input from our group. Colony in Elmvale. 2. Originally the Province of Ontario opposed the MSP Sally also helped with South Georgian Bay Beaverees. These included Buccaneers 1981, Cowboys in 1982. but last November it stepped aside to allow about 40% She also took the youth to all Beaverees and Winter of the development. That is, the Province will permit the Brr’s during her time as Beaver Leader. When we went development of 741 acres of prime farmland to add 3,850 to Simcoe Phoenix District Sally continued to help with houses (10,500 new residents). Although we Ratepayers are still trying to find ways to contest this at the OMB, Winter Brrs and Beaverees. Sally then took a break because of work commitments. She the Province’s decision to allow this development has was then convinced to come back when her Grandchildren made things difficult. Therefore, we need to show more came to Beavers. Once again Sally was a tremendous concern about how this development will affect our taxes, source of knowledge for all leaders as they came to help environment and local agriculture. Financing with the Beaver Colony. How much will the MSP’s infrastructure really cost? Sally also encourage leaders to get their training and made Bill French reviewed the financial data, and found that the sure that they came to Gilwell Reunions. Sally has shown a few hundred youth over the last 25 final cost for the roads, water, sewage, etc. will exceed 170 million dollars. years how to have fun, share and take care of the world. What portion of the 170+ million will Springwater The leadership team of 1st Elmvale Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers would like to thank Sally for her time and Township (we, the Ratepayers) pay? - The developers will pay for some of the infrastructure but it is not clear how commitment to the youth of Elmvale. much they are prepared to contribute. With such a large amount of money it could be that Springwater Council will opt to take on a very heavy debt load which will translate into higher taxes. Environment What Environmental Problems could the MSP cause? Tires & Gary Christie provided information on the fish and plant Wheels life in the Minesing Wetlands. His talk made it clear that Available the effluent from the sewage treatment plant could cause serious problems for animal and plant life. Fortunately, the Now Township has to complete an Environmental Assessment (EA) before the sewage treatment plant is allowed to operate. However, there is a danger that the scope of the EA may be limited to save money if the public does not The tomato is in the same family as the potato, pepper, demand a comprehensive study. eggplant, and petunia. The French used to refer to the tomato Agriculture as the "apple of love." Scientists at Cornell University have What problems could the MSP cause for agriculture? identified two cancer-fighting substances in the tomato: The initial phase of the MSP removes 741 acres of prime P-courmaric and chlorogenic acids. Tomatoes are a good farmland when Ontario needs that land to feed itself. In source of vitamins A and C. A versatile vegetable for cooking, addition to this general problem, we learned from Rob tomatoes can be prepared stuffed, baked, boiled, stewed, Wright that it will also create specific local problems. Rob pickled, and fried, and are the base for many sauces. Florida gave some excellent examples which made it clear that is the number one producer of fresh market tomatoes the high density housing of the MSP is incompatible with local farming operations. Our Plans – Three committees (Finance, Tiny Community Centre Gets Defibrilator On Thursday February 21, 2013 The Tiny Township Lions Club Environment, Agriculture) were set up to research presented the Township of Tiny a Defibrilater for use at the Tiny the issues and to provide questions and comments to Springwater Council. When those committees Township Community Centre. appear at Council, many Ratepayer members indicated that they are interested in attending the meeting to show their concern and to provide support. If you would like to join any of the groups, please e-mail Paul Fleming or David Strachan As well, our website needs upgrading and we would appreciate any help. Other ways to get involved: fundraising, publicity and events coordination, telephoning those without email to advise of events. At the meeting many people renewed their $25 Ratepayer membership or gave a donation. If we are to be effective at the OMB we need to pay our consultants and we would appreciate this type of support. You may renew your membership or make a donation by credit card through our Picture from left to right - Deputy Chief Stephen Hall, Lion Barry website: or by sending a cheque to our mailbox: Midhurst Ratepayers, Reynolds, Lion President Sheila Webb, Tiny Township Deputy Box 272, Midhurst, Ontario, L0L 1X1. Mayor George Lawrence and Recreation Coordinator Bonita Desroches. "As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death."-- Leonardo da Vinci

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Penetanguishene & Midland, Ontario, August 24th & 25th/2013 PAID EVENT - LOOKING FOR: WAR OF 1812 RE-ENACTORS, ARTISANS, ENTERTAINERS, HISTORICAL DISPLAYS, PRESENTATIONS, ETC... The Southern Georgian Bay region will play host to a vast array of events, activities and projects from 2013 to 2014 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, focusing on our region’s rich military and marine heritage. The highlight for 2013 will be the return of Tall Ships® to the Southern Georgian Bay region as part of the TALL SHIPS® 1812 Tour. The ports of Penetanguishene and Midland will be hosting up to as many as 10 Tall Ships® on August 24th and 25th as part of a Pan Provincial event that will travel throughout Ontario during the summer of 2013, commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812. The Towns of Midland and Penetanguishene are looking to host an early 19th Century/War of 1812 encampment in conjunction with this two day TALL SHIPS® 1812 Tour event and are looking specifically looking for the following: • British & American Military Units, Individuals & Encampments • Long Boat Crews and Boats with Cannons/Naval Encampments • Fife and Drum Groups • Period Demonstrators, Artisans, Entertainers and Merchants • Native, Voyageur, Buckskinner Units, Individuals & Encampments • Artillery Crews and Cannons/Artillery Encampments If you have a special unique 19th century talent not listed above we would also like to hear from you! This is a paid event for all participants and you will be compensated for attending and providing wholesome education and public orientated programming. A reminder that this event is a little different from normal reenactments as all participants are being compensated for attending and during the event you are required to cater and interact with the public. First person interpretations and historical portrayals are stressed and encouraged as much as possible.

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Only one pro baseball franchise has not changed ballparks at least once. The Florida Marlins have played their home games at Dolphin Stadium (formerly known as Joe Robbie Stadium and Pro Player Stadium) since they became a National League expansion team in 1993. On November 22, 2003, despite below-zero temperatures, a record crowd of more than 57,000 fans gathered at Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium to watch first an alumni game and then the first outdoor game in NHL history. The hometown Oilers fell to the Montreal Canadiens 4-3. No Super Bowl team has played the game in its home stadium. The closest to that was in Super Bowl XIV in 1980, when the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Los Angeles Rams at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, about 15 miles away from the Rams' home turf at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, which is where the first Super Bowl was held in 1967. After Hurricane Katrina damaged the Louisiana Superdome in 2005, nearly $200 million was invested in repairs and upgrades, including $33 million to replace 444,000 square feet of the structure’s doomed roof.

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If you are available to attend the event please submit a proposal with the following information from you or your unit/group: 1. Name, Address, Postal Code, Phone Number and E-mail address 2. A description of what you have to offer in regards to talent, demonstrations, exhibits, entertainment, encampments etc. 3. Any promotional materials, pictures, website addresses, flyers, cd, etc. promoting yourself or your group 4. How many performances, interpretations, and presentations you would perform if applicable. 5. How much it would cost for participating in this two day event. 6. Please submit your proposals to David J. Brunelle at: Email - davidbrunelle@rogers. com Please submit proposals as soon as possible the Committee will be making decisions on an ongoing basis as to which proposals we will be accepting for the event. I thank you all in advance for submitting your proposals as you are more than aware that all proposals submitted may not be selected for the event. We look forward to receiving everyone's proposals and if you have any questions feel free to contact me anytime!

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Wed. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Kids Awana Group at Waverley Gospel Asphalt & Rubber Hall SK to GR 6. Call Ken 705-727-8313 Over 30 years experience Second Wed: 6.30 - 8.30 pm Georgian Bay Coin and Stamp 705-527-5442 Club Real Canadian Superstore, Wasaga Beach. Peter 534-3771 9:30pm 10 15-minute sets Barrie Public LiWed: 7 pm Euchre at Sunnidale Corners Hall! All ages brary, downtown location This is an all-agAre You New and experience levels are welcome. Mechanical boat repairs Outboard, Sterndrive 2nd Wed 7 - 8: 30 pm.- Wasaga and area Cancer to the Community? es evening and children are encouraged to as well as participate. No admission 77 Yonge St. S. Elmvale (across from Tim Horton’s) Support group meetings open to all cancer survivors, Do you have a attend cost. Donations to the jar to offset any potencaregivers and family members at Body‘n Balance 322-BOAT (2628) New Baby? tial expenses are welcome. The Library Cafe Physiotherapy (705) 429 - 9619. will be open for refreshments. Last Wed 7 - 8 pm. - Wasaga and area Stroke Support Fri. Mar. 1 at 11: The World Day of Prayer Group meetings held at Body‘n Balance Physiotherapy can be faxed - (705) 322-8393, called to - 322-2249 is being held in St. John’s United Church on - 429-9619 or e-mailed to - The women from France have written the Call your local rep or Every Wednesday night at 7:30 Euchre. ARMY register online for your program. Volunteers from the local churches Royal Canadian Legion Branch 147 Barrie Volunteers are al- NAVY/AIR FORCE CLUB, 7 George Street, Barrie FREE Welcome Gift bag will be assisting in the service. It will be fol728-8240 ways welcome and we are a fun bunch to work with us.  Any stuand Visit. lowed by a light lunch. People from all deFirst Wed. of month: 7 pm Hillsdale Parks and Rec dents needing their 40 hour placements are welcome to call and Candi Fox (705) 515-2252 nominations are WELCOME (men included) meet in the Community Centre. 835-5240 talk to Georgina Lacroix.  705 728-1412 March 1: 7pm to 10pm Open Mic Night Wed. 7:30 pm Cribbage at Barrie Legion. Mon - Fri at 11 - 1:30, Country Kitchen is open at ARMY The Karma Marketplace 74 & 76 Main st, Wed: 7:30 Euchre at the ANAF Club Barrie NAVY/AIR FORCE CLUB, 7 George Street, Barrie 728-8240 Penetanguishene. Every first Friday of the 3rd Wed of the month: 10 am – noon The Dutch Mon. Aphasia Communication Group - The Stroke Recovery month, Karma’s Pay-What-You-Wish Cafe Canadian coffee club meets in Georgian Mall food Association (Barrie and District). All sessions free 737-9202. will be hosting an Open Mic Night. Local, Mon: 9 am. Coffee Club and Art Group - 9:30 am Pool and court by elevator. organic baked goods and Fair Trade coffee 4th Wed. 7:30. Horticultural Society meets Elmvale Who do you know ... 10 am Tiny Stitches The Place 300 Balm Beach Rd. Perkinsfield That is celebrating any of these & tea are available for pay-what-you-wish! Mon: 10 to 11:30 or 7:30 to 9 pm Ladies Interdenominational Legion 549-5999 Thurs: 9 am Coffee Club- 10-3 p.m. Tiny Stitchers special events? Bible Study at Willow Creek Church 2387 Gill Rd. 722-7582 March 2: 10:30 to 1:30 Third Annual * Birth of a child Mon to Fri: Country Kitchen at the Barrie ANAF Club is open The Place Perkinsfield, 526-5074 * Wedding Seed Exchange at Karma 74/76 Main St. First Thursday Phelpston Rec Committee meets Monday to Friday  11:00 am to 1:30 pm. Penetang 549 5999 First Thurs 7 pm Midland District Camera Club * New to the area Mon: 1 p.m. Elmvale Community Hall, euchre/bid euchre * Special Anniversary, 25/40/50/60 Saturday March 2nd – Blood Donor Mon: 6:30 - 8 pm @ HCES SEVENTY8 All gr. 7&8 students meets the first Thurs. of the month Sept - June at A special KEEPSAKE GIFT is are welcome join in awesome games and challenges. A ministry the North Simcoe Sports and Rec Centre.   www. available compliments of the fol- Clinic Elmvale Community Hall from lowing community-minded busi- 9:00am – 12:00pm of Elmvale Community Church. March 2: 10 am to 4 pm Simcoe County 2nd Thurs of each month "September until June, ness and professional people: 1st Monday of the month -7 pm to 9 pm You are invited to join Museum Demonstrations of many crafts for (inclusive) The Barrie District Stamp Club. 7 9 pm us for an evening of conversation and good company. Come to Whitfield Guardian Pharmacy you to try, hard-to-find craft supplies from our our monthly knit and craft gathering at Kelly’s Phelpston Tavern. at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Barrie. www. Lynn-Stone Funeral Home or 705-735-6009 The Bodyworks & Collision Centre unique vendors and the Crafters’ Cupboard Free. Juice and tea will be provided. ... garage sale prices for SCACA members’ De Groot Sand & Gravel Ltd. 3rd Thurs: 9:30-11 am Coffee Party, St. Andrew’s Mon: 7 pm Midland District Railroad Club at Huronia Airport overstock supplies, kits, equipment. www. Springwater News Presbyterian Church, Hillsdale starting Sept. 20 till basement of white building 705-526-3461 Ian Vasey Certified Accountant Mon: 7 pm Texas Hold em Tournament at the Maple Valley May 16, 2013. Springwater Garden Centre Sun Mar 3 10am - Third Sunday Of Lent 3rd Thurs: 10 am Sports Club. All Welcome - noon - The raging Please call Moira King 322-3184 - St. John’s United Church, 27 Yonge St. S., Mon: 7:30 Wado Kai Karate for ages 12+ at Elmvale invites you to join us for Worship. grannies meet at Anten Mills CC 705 309 1908 Woods Park retirement facility REFLECTION: “LIVING WAMon: Euchre 7:30 p.m. RCL Barrie 110 Lillian Cres. in Barrie.  322- TER FOR A THIRSTY SOUL” 2nd Mon.: 7 p.m., Wasaga Beach Need someone to talk to Monday March 4th – Blood Donor Clinic Midland Best West1575 . Community Presbyterian Church, 208 about mental health or addiction? ern from 2:00 – 7:00pm (NEW HOURS) 4th Thurs: 1-3 Nottawasaga Mosley St., “Alzheimer Caregiver Support Monday March 4th at 7:30 pm Oro- Medonte Horticultural SoCall the CAMH Telephone Support line at Bay Stroke Recovery meet at Group” 135, 32nd St. in Wasaga Beach ciety meeting at the Guthrie Arena (Community Centre), Hwy 11 Last Mon.: 7 p.m., Bayfield House and the 4th line.Our speaker, ETTI MOURNTAIN, from Botanix Guests speakers 429-9571 Retirement Lodge, 5 Beck Blvd. Penetang, Monday to Friday, 3:00 to 9:00 pm Garden Centre in Barrie, will inspire us on GARDEN ACTIVI4th Thurs: 1:30 pm Diabetes “Alzheimer Caregiver Support Group” Confidential telephone support provided by volunteers support group meets at the Health TIES IN THE SPRING. Bring a friend and come join in the fun. Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 9 am-3:30 pm Monday March 4: 1 pm Guest speaker Patrice Graham Brown and Wellness Center at Penetang Elmvale Adult Day Out Program at United of The Investor’s Group will hold an educational workshop General Hospital 549-0881 Church Manse. Social activation/assistance w/daily living 4th Thurs. 3-5 pm Parkinson’s support group meetings at the on the following topic: Protecting your Estate from Creditors, activities 549-6277 Taxation and Loved Ones. Light refreshments, all welcome, no Superstore Midland 526-9170. Tues: 9:30 Coffee Club - 12:30 Bid Euchre @ The Place Thurs. 7 - 10 pm Good Vibes Coffeehouse at Mount St. Louis charge. GEORGIAN SHORES SWINGING SENIORS “THE Tues. 6-7 pm Painting Classes for ages 5-12 @ Creative PLACE” 300 Balm Beach Road West, Tiny, ON, 705 526 5074 Road and 4th of Oro-Medonte - Open Stage Madness 322-6588 March 5 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.– The Wasaga Beach Diabetes InforThurs. 7 pm Bid Euchre at the Georgian Shores Swinging Tues. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 pm Waverley Youth Group at Waverley mation Group The Real Canadian Superstore Community Room. Seniors Centre, 526-5074 Gospel Hall.  GRADES 7 & UP.  Free - All Welcome Breaking Down Barriers in association with the South Georgian Thurs. 7 pm Blue Grass Music at Barrie RCL 1st Tuesday of every month (summer excluded General Bay Community Health Centre and the Georgian Bay Family Thurs. 7 pm - Elmvale Com Hall Euchre/Bid Euchre Lunch. Meeting of teh Elmvale Legion Branch 262 795 322 2042 Fri: 9:30 a.m. Coffee Club - 9:30 Pool, 12:30 p.m. Bridge – Health Team host a monthly support group featuring Information, 1st & 3rd Tuesday 6:30 Georgian Bay Coin and Stamp Club First Tuesday, in Midland North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Includes Coffee/Tea/Cookies Georgian Shores Swinging Seniors Guest Speakers, Product Testing, Conversation. Elaine Kelly a 705-445-1543 ext. 306 Centre, . 3rd Thurs, at the Prime Time Club, 1724 Mosley Street, “The Place”, Perkinsfield, 705-526-5074 March 6: 10:00 a.m.St Mary’s Church “The Hear Here Group Fri: 5:30 pm WB Lions Bingo at RecPlex 429-3331 Wasaga Beach. 705-534-3771 Last Friday of month 5 to 7pm Elmvale Ladies Auxiliary Royal will be holding its regular meeting at 65 Amelia St., Barrie. Guest 3rd Tuesday of the month, January - April, 7:30 pm, Elmvale speaker Paul Love, Physiotherapist who will be talking on Falls Maple Syrup Festival organizing committee meets at the Masonic Canadian Legion monthly supper $8. Fri.: 6 pm - Full course meals RCL Barrie $10 Reservations Prevention. The Hear Here group supports older adults who have Lodge, Queen St West, Elmvale. All welcome, volunteers needed. a hearing loss. Access is provided so all can hear and participate. 3rd Tues The Bay Photography Club meets September to June, required, 728-4002 1st Friday of the month “KID ZONE” Elmvale Presbyterian Social time to follow. 705 737-3190. 6:30 to 9:00 pm at the Wasaga Beach Christian Church, 268 Main March 9 – BLACK FAMILY CONCERT 7:30pm The RecChurch, 22 Queen St., E.  Children J.K. to Grade 8 welcome. St., Every Friday 6pm Minesing United Church Youth Group Jr. Youth Plex, 1724 Mosley Street, W.B 705 429 5846. Sponsors: Wasaga Tues: 7-9 Wasaga Beach Toastmasters at the Library 429-6416 Beach United Church 50/50 Draw & Door Prizes Tues. 7 pm Bid Euchre at Bayshore Seniors Club Woodland Grade 5-6, Sr. Youth Grade 7-12 705-737-5322 SUN MAR 10 10AM - FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT - St. Fri. 7 pm – Euchre, Ladies Auxiliary, Branch 262, RC Legion, Beach. Welcome! John’s United Church, 27 Yonge St. S., Elmvale invites you to Elmvale (upstairs). Tues. 7 pm Chess (beginners and advanced) at Bayshore join us for Worship. REFLECFri.: 9 pm KARAOKE NITE Maple Valley Sports Bar Seniors, Woodland Beach 2000 TBRN Sat: 3pm Meat Darts Bbq at Legion, Branch 147, Barrie,                                                             TION: “A STORY ABOUT GOD” Tues. 7:30 pm: Bid Euchre and darts Barrie Legion Monday March 11 Movie afternoon, “Dolphin Tale” starring Sat. 3 pm Meat Darts. ARMY NAVY/AIR FORCE CLUB, 7 3rd Tuesday, January - April, 7:30 pm, Elmvale Maple Syrup Morgan Freeman and inspired by the true story of “Winter” the George Street, Barrie 728-8240 Festival organizing committee meets at the Masonic Lodge, dolphin, and the compassionate strangers who band together to Sat: 5:00 Meat Darts Elmvale Legion. Welcome! Queen St West, Elmvale. All welcome, volunteers needed. save her life. 2:00 pm, $2.00 members, $4.00 non-members, Sun: 9:45 am Knox Flos Presbyterian Church Services Tues. 8 pm Elmvale Legion - First Tues, General Meeting - Last Sun. 10 am St. John’s United Church, Elmvale, 27 Yonge St. S., popcorn and soft drinks for sale for $1:00 each. GEORGIAN Tues. Executive meeting First Tuesday 6:30 - 8:30 pm Georgian Bay Coin and Stamp invites you to join us for worship. SHORES SWINGING SENIORS “THE PLACE” 300 Balm First Sunday of month - Family Breakfast Barrie Royal Beach Road West, Tiny, ON, 705 526 5074 Club meets in Midland, North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Wednesday March 13th - Penetanguishene Legion from Canadian Legion 410 St. Vincent St. - 11 - 12:30 pm 728-1412 Centre 527 Len Self Boulevard 534-3771 Sun. 2-6 All day “Karaoke” at the Barrie Royal Canadian 3:30 – 7:30pm Blood Donor Clinic Wed: 9 am Coffee Club - 10 am Pool - 12:30 pm Games Friday March 15, “PUB NIGHT” 4:30, $8.00 for supper, Afternoon 1st/3rd - 2nd Wed - 1:30 pm Camera Club Georgian Legion Br. 147 (728-4002) meat draws and a cash bar. All welcome. GEORGIAN SHORES And the Daily Events Bay Swinging Seniors “The Place” 300 Balm Beach Road Feb. 28: 1 pm Diabetes support group will be holding their Feb- SWINGING SENIORS “THE PLACE” 300 Balm Beach Road First Wed. of month: 9-11 am coffee party, St. Peters Anglican West, Tiny, ON, 705 526 5074 ruary meeting at Chigamik Community Health Center 549-7611 Church, Minesing Friday March 15 at 7:30 the meeting of the Brereton March 1 OPEN STAGE HAS MOVED TO FRIDAYS All muFirst Wed/Month: Regular meeting of the Georgian Bay Métis sicians budding and otherwise, are welcome to the Barrie Folk Field Naturalists held at the North West Barrie United Church, Council in the office at 355 Cranston Cres. Midland 526-6335 Wed: 12-1:00 Lunch, $8 at Barrie Legion. Different menu every Society open stage Unplugged Friday Nights. Doors open at Nigel Shaw will talk about his Artists-For-Conservation-spon6:30pm, performer draw at 6:45pm, music will run from 7 to week 728-1412 Wed: 12:30 Euchre at Wasaga Beach United Church 361-2022. 3rd Wed of month: 2-4 pm Beautiful non-denominational Vet’s Day at the Elmvale Legion Wedding Ceremonies Performed Branch 262. Everyone welcome. anywhere! Wed. 5:15–6:30 pm Call or e-mail today Springwater Township Rotary Rev Otto Seegers Club meet Wednesday’s @ 705 422 1965 Midhurst Library 721.3148


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Announcements / Coming Events Community Knit and Craft Gathering

You are invited to join us for an evening of conversation and good company. Come to our monthly knit and craft gathering at Kelly’s Phelpston Tavern on the first Monday of every month 7 pm to 9 pm. (Mar 4/Apr 1) The cost is free. Juice and tea will be provided. Any questions feel free to contact Denise 322.8262

St. Patrick’s Irish Luncheon,

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 6 Mill St. West, Hillsdale ON,

Sat. March 16, 2013, 12:00 noon

Soup, sandwiches, dessert, tea or coffee $7 per person. Contact Myrtle at 705.322.4114 or Madeline at 705.322.2421

Begosh and Begorra! St. Paddy's Marvellous Meatloaf Dinner, Saturday March 16, 4.30 - 7 pm.,

Mount St. Louis Church Hall at 4th conc. and Mt. St. Louis Road. A delicious meal with meatloaf and gravy, mashed potatoes, peas & carrots, coleslaw, roll, coffee or tea + Apple Betty with ice cream dessert: just $12! Kids 5-12, $6, under 5, free. Space is limited. Please call 705-835-6877 to reserve. Proceeds to Daughters of St. Louis.

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Part time assistance required in Anten Mills with babysitting duties in my home for two children ages 4 and 8. This includes some early mornings before school, after school, evenings and the odd overnight. Any interested persons should have a valid driver's licence and a vehicle. On occasion it will be required that children are transported to after school activities. This position is ideal for a mature senior high school or college student, or a retiree. If interested please contact Liz Newton at 705-790-1499 or send me an e-mail at

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Pat and Mary Madaleno

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Happy Spring to one and all.

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Elmvale Legion Tickets $5.00 705-322-1042 Saturday March 2 • 8pm to 11:30pm

Music Instruction

Guitar, Piano, Keyboard, Accordion, Drums, Banjo, Bass, Mandolin & Ukelele lessons available in Elmvale for Children, Adults, Seniors. Flexible times. Reasonable rates. Private Instruction. For more info, call John Brown at 322-7696 or 322-3995

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SIMCOE MUSKOKA - There are always shopping trips in the week, and often the only option is to bring your toddler along with you. If you make a few plans, it can be fun for both of you and a learning experience for your child. Talk to your child about the ground rules before you go (staying close, using a pleasant voice), and praise her when she follows them. Time the trip so it’s not conflicting with nap time. Keep the child busy with little projects, counting the items put in the shopping cart or remembering what is on the shopping list. In the end, you are teaching your child to become a good shopper. You can find good tips and discussions about these and other parenting issues on the new Facebook page, Play together – Grow together. It’s a page tailor-made for parents of young infants and toddlers in Simcoe and Muskoka, with helpful information from public health nurses and a public health dietitian at the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit. Join the Conversation! At

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Both school boards are proposing a PA Day on Friday, October 11, 2013. This is the same day as the Elmvale Fall Fair Parade.

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Come to The Barrie Thornton Olde Tyme Fiddle Club. We meet at the Thornton Lions Hall, 248 Barrie St. in Thornton (at the corner of the entrance to the arena, just south of the traffic lights, east side). Join us the second Thursday of each month - September to June. Our fiddle jam starts at 7:00 pm followed at 7:30 pm by singing, guitar and fiddle music, round and square dancing. Doors open at 6:15 pm. Admission - $5.00, children under 12 - free. Snacks - free. Coffee, water and Soft Drinks - $.75 For information contact: Cec Denney at 705 458 9996 or Al McDowell at 705 431 6395 Remaining Club Dates this year: March 14 April 11 May 9 June 13 Hope to see you there.

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FINAL DATE: Wed. April 3 from 7 to 8 p.m. - late fee of $20. applies after this date.

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Thank you Klein Gebbinck - We would like to thank all of our friends, neighbours and family who attended our Anniversary celebration. Your thoughtfulness whether it was a card, gift, gift certificate or flowers was greatly appreciated. A special thank you to Valley Farms on the delicous food they served and the scrumpious dutch cake that was enjoyed by all. We would especially like to thank our children and their families for all they did to arrange this wonderful celebration in honour of our 60th Wedding Anniversary. Thank you, Joe & Betty Klein Gebbinck

How Moods Mess With Your Skin Your emotions can show up on your face in more ways than one. Find out how your feelings can hurt and help your complexion. Smile for Good Skin The saying "laughter is the best medicine" actually has some medical validity. Studies show that our emotions can have positive and negative consequences on our bodies, and affect the appearance of our skin. Find out how your feelings leave their mark on your skin. Stress Out of all the emotions, stress is youth's biggest enemy. Stress can age your face far more rapidly than the passage of time. That's because it's the biggest stimulator of that pesky hormone cortisol, which flows freely through your system in times of stress. Cortisol taxes every organ, blood vessels become more fragile, new skin cells don't form as quickly, and cell turnover may eventually slow by half — it's skin aging in a nutshell. When you're stressed, you may eat different foods than you usually do, and drink less water and more alcohol, which will can show in the dehydration. You may also pay less attention to your skincare routine. While dehydration can make wrinkles and fine lines look more pronounced, the combination of a poor diet and spotty skincare can spell breakout trouble for the acne-prone. Anger Anger makes your facial muscles tense, which over time gives you lines. Feelings of anger can also affect how your skin rejuvenates and heals. In a study published in the journal Brain, Behavior, Immunity, researchers separated participants into two groups of easily angered and more peacefully Zen temperaments, and gave each a small wound on their arms. Healing and cell turnover took four times longer in the angry participants as it did those who had temper control. Researchers attributed the phenomenon to high levels of cortisol present in people who are quick to anger, which inhibits the product of collagen, a crucial element of skin healing, and a cause of wrinkling when production slows. Depression Like anger, sadness weighs heavily on the face, and can cause wrinkles from repetitively frowning and furrowing brows. Research now suggests that facial expression has such a strong effect on skin, that if you don't have the ability to frown, you might actually feel less sadness. In a study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, subjects who had unsuccessfully been treated with antidepressants were given Botox injections in their foreheads, which prevented brow furrowing. Six weeks later, depression was reduced on average by 47 percent in the control group, and nine percent in the placebo group, suggesting that our facial muscles not only express, but regulate mood states. Long-term depression has disastrous effects on skin, because the chemicals associated with the condition can prevent your body from repairing inflammation in cells. These hormones affect sleep, which will show on our faces in the form of baggy, puffy eyes and a dull or lifeless complexion. Embarrassment "Embarrassment can move from your brain to your skin, when neuropeptide receptors in skin receive messages, causing you to blush. The sensitivity of the sympathetic nervous system determines why how often and easily one blushes, as well as how hot your skin feels. Blushing easily and frequently can be precursor to the chronic swollen blood vessel condition known as rosacea, according to the National Rosacea Society. However, blushing should not be confused with flushing, which shades a more intense red, spreads over the body and not just the face, and is usually caused by an external factor like temperature or spicy food. Fear When you feel threatened or in danger — whether the cause is real or imagined — "the brain's first reaction is to signal the adrenal glands to release epinephrine, better known as adrenaline. As a result, heart rate speed increases, rushing blood to the body's big power muscles, in case you need the burst of energy to run fast. Adrenaline also commandeers some of that blood from the skin and face, and constricts blood vessels in the skin to control and limit bleeding if wounded. The fear chemicals can cause you to look pale and dull, as if you'd just seen a ghost. When you see a man led to prison say in your heart, "Mayhap he is escaping from a narrower prison." And when you see a man drunken say in your heart, "Mayhap he sought escape from something still more unbeautiful." -Kahlil Gibran, poet and artist (1883-1931)

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We have over 300 In Memoriam Tributes. Ask us for a copy. GIFFIN, Donald - In loving memory of a dear father and grandfather who passed away March 5, 2007. This day is remembered and quietly kept No words are needed, we shall not forget. For those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us every day Unseen and unheard but always near So loved, so missed, and so very dear. Missed by Ralph, Kelli, Joseph and Jonathon. Donald E. Hocken 1932 – Feb. 25, 1994 “God gave us memory to give us roses in winter” In tears we saw you sinking We watched you fade away, Our hearts were almost broken You fought so hard to stay. But when we saw you sleeping So peacefully, free from pain, We could not wish you back To suffer that again. Look after him God, don’t leave him alone, Because this is his 18th year away from home. Kenneth Hocken.

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being held at FLYNN, Thomas is Owen “0zzie” (Co-Owner of McEachern & Flynn Cartage, Retired Sears Canada St. John’s United Church SLH, Retired Captain Barrie Volunteer Fire Department on and Member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #147 March at 11:00. for 37 Friday, Years.) Suddenly, but1st peacefully at the Royal The theme for thisBarrie year ison“IMonday was a Stranger and24th, You Victoria Hospital, November Welcomed Me” based the Gospel Matthew 25. This 2008. Ozzie Flynn ofon Barrie (in his of 80th year). Beloved service hasofbeen a group women inLoving France. husband 60 written years ofbyMay (neeofWilliams). Volunteers from the localand churches will Paul, be assisting father of Catharine Marley her husband Louise inSmith the service willMichael, be followed by Flynn a lightand lunch. and herwhich husband Barbara her Women menCarroll. from allLoving denominations are ofwelcome husbandand Buzz grandfather Leigh toAnne attend this (Marc specialMasson), service. Jennifer See ourMarley website www. Marley (Gilbert for more details. Smith (Jody Kuiper), Scott Marley (Laura), Christopher About World of Prayer: “World Dayand of Prayer Becker), LeahDay Smith (Christopher Size), great isgrandfather a worldwide movement of Christian women of many of Lauren, Carsten, Owen, Liam, Emily and traditions who brother welcome all late to observe a common day Isabelle. Dear of the Monica Paton, survived ofbyprayer each yearSandy, on the first of Joyce March.Ridley. It is an her husband and Friday the late ecumenical movement brings together women of Friends called at thethatSTECKLEY-GOODERHAM various races, cultures, and traditions in closer fellowship, Funeral Home, Clapperton and Worsley Streets, Barrie understanding and action throughout the year. Our motto on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will ofbe“Informed Prayerful Action"Street, signifies that held at StPrayer Mary’sand Church, 65 Amelia Barrie prayer and action are inseparable.” More information can on Thursday November 27th, at 10:00 am. Interment beSt.found on the web at Mary’s Cemetery, Barrie. Memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www, / 728-9784 I think we are on the downhill side of winter now. But the way we get weather in this area, you just never know. We could have a few more feet of snow one day and then rain or sunshine the next. It would be nice if the snow would stick around a few more weeks to keep the snow lovers happy for the March Break. An interesting topic came up recently at a gathering of friends I attended. The topic was about animals that can be found in our area that some of us didn’t know about. At the time of the discussion, we weren’t sure of the GALBRAITH, Ethel Mary Sabina - At the actual name but after a bit of research (on a handy dandy Wedgewood Manor, Summerside, P.E.I. on Tuesday, Iphone), we found the name was in fact a coywolf. This November 18, 2008, In her 91st year. Beloved wife of is a combination of a coyote and a wolf. They are a little NYA seeking Host Families host(John) two the lateis Arnold Galbraith. Dear mother ofto Sabina larger than a coyote but these animals aren’t as fearful of northern youth who will be volunteering Daniels of Richmond Hill, Jim (Rebecca) of Texas, Dale humans as regular coyotes are. Fishers are also something in theofcommunity from July 2 to of August (Anita) Newmarket, Heather Zaharychuk S’side, that many people haven’t heard of that are in our neck of David of Manitoulin Island, Earl (Vivian) ofproviding Brampton, 7. NYA is a unique program the woods. They are a medium-sized mammal, commonly June (James) Walters of S’side, Travorsand of S’side youth (ages 15-20) from Lois Nunavut the referred to as being part of the weasel family. Fishers are & Donald (Carol) of Sydney, B.C. Also survived by Northwest Territories the opportunity a very dangerous animal and feed on smaller animals such 16 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Sister of as mice, chipmunks, squirrels and even cats. They are one to live in southern Canada to gain Joyce MacSweyne, Fred Dapp and theand late Bert Dapp of the few animals that will attack a porcupine…now that hands-on volunteer workDonations experience. & Marjorie Chambers. Memorial to the is impressive. They are a mid-sized animal ranging up to 1-866-212-2307. Alzheimer Society would be appreciated and may be 3 feet in length and approximately 12lbs. So there you go, made through the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale. a tidbit of information for you to research or to watch out "At my age I do what Mark Twain did. I get my daily for if you are on a nature walk or even on your regular out paper, look at the obituaries page and if I'm not there I and about adventures. carry on as usual." -- Patrick Moore Minesing United Church News "When you come to a fork in the road, take it." - Yogi Sunday Service is at 10:00 am - Singing, Reflection, Berra Children's Program... Please join us. Our theme for "Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting." - Marlene March is all about changes... spring is coming, change Dietrich is coming, how do we respond? If Sunday doesn't work "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a for you or you are looking for something different try our revolutionary act." - George Orwell new Wednesday activity. Minesing United, together with “If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it. Dalston-Crown Hill and Midhurst present a relaxed and “-- Anonymous 445 St. Vincent Street open exploration of spirituality. We meet at Barrie, Ontario L4M 6T5 Midhurst United Church and we begin with a meal at 6pm and then there are activities at around 6:45. All ages, stages, and beliefs are welcome. The only rule is the golden rule: We treat everyone as we would want to be treated. Easter is coming, mark your calendar for these special services at Minesing United Church.... Thursday March 28 we celebrate the Last Supper at 7pm, Good Friday Service is at 10am, Easter Sunday Sunrise Service at Seeking Two Board Members 7:30am and Easter Celebration Service is at If you are interested in community healthcare in the 10am. The Minesing United Church Cookbook is Southern Georgian Bay area, and have time and energy to dedicate to raising critical funds to meet the capital available $15 call the church for your copy. Irish Stew Supper – March 16th – Dinner needs of your Hospital, the Georgian Bay General Hospital at 6:00 PM - At the Minesing Community Foundation needs you. Centre – Tickets $15 for Adults - $5 for We are seeking up to two new members to join our volunteer children under 12 – Entertainment Vacation Bible Camp - Board of Directors. August 12th to August 16th, 2013 - For Interested candidates should be philanthropic in nature, children 4-12. Full or half days. Youth engaged in our community and have previous board volunteers welcome! Talk to Reverend Kirsty if you are interested. For more information experience. As a skills-based board, preference will be given to candidates with a background in human resource on any events call 705-737-5322. Until next time…remember to get new management and public relations or marketing. Fluency in batteries for your smoke detectors, the time French and English would be an asset. change is coming up! 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Diamond Head Sprinklers Inc. Novice LL2 Team Update by Susan Hunter - It has been a Hard to believe that it was nine years ago that I first fantastic and fun season for the scratched out a bundle of random thoughts and called it Diamond Head Sprinklers Inc Novice Local League 2 team. In November, the Anten Mills news. Granted over the years there never seemed to be much the team travelled to Monkton, Ontario news in the thing and yes I had the nasty habit of picking on in style, sporting new Diamond Head a few of you, but it was in my best estimation the only civic Sprinklers duffle bags and hats. The duty that I could carry out late at night covered in nothing players showed their skills and worked more than an open bathrobe, dim lights, a computer and a hard during the two day tournament to make it to the championship game. 'dram' of something with a 12 year vintage. Sure its not the attire I would recommend to you for the It was an exciting game and the fans next bottle drive and I have the letters from the boy scouts were on their feet until the end when to prove it. Nor do I think it was wise to mention bathrobe, the Elmvale team lost in an overtime dim lights, computer and 12 year old in the same sentence, shootout. All the players have shown amazing but I will leave that to the discretion of the fine publisher of this paper who has so graciously allowed me back into improvement throughout the season and the team has started out the first the fold amongst so many dedicated contributors. It was and always has been a cathartic process to sit down round of Georgian Bay Playoffs with and write your comings and goings and perhaps even bring an impressive 4 wins, 1 tie and 1 loss. you a chuckle or two. Granted with a deadline looming it The players would like to extend a big Back Row (L to R): Connor Smith, was, sometimes painfully, the last thing on my plate to do shout out to Sean Pratt for stepping up has fun and plays their best. All of this great fun could not be possible Christopher Hammer, Josh Partridge, [Argo for best picture was a bit of a surprise], but I missed to be the team goalie and helping the without our very generous sponsor Sean Pratt, Jacob Hesch, Nadia it. Sure I could have written it earlier in the week but that team start out the playoff season so KleinGebbinck, Kaylen Preston would have gone against the 'code' of Ass Dragging 101. strong. A big thank you to the great Diamond Head Sprinklers Inc. (aka Front Row (L to R): Emerson I missed telling you of the fine people we've lost like coaching staff of Tom Hesch, Brent Kent and Leyla Fay) and the voice of Saturday Night Ice in Elmvale. Osborne, Aaron Martin, Carter Linda McLaren, Helen Priest and Louis Priest and the Preston, Todd Smith and Tim Hesch, Thank you Kent! Hunter, Gavin Fay, Aiden Dupuis wonderful families they have left behind and whom we who always make sure that everyone call friends. I missed the pleasure of passing on birthdays like the fact that Allan Story now jogs on Wilson with by Sarah Parnell newly minted 49 year old legs. That father and son, David The Elmvale Lions Club Atom Rep this series. all game five. The Coyotes dominated and Phillip Eales and mother and son Jackie and Oliver team finished a spectacular regular It was do or die in Game three the Thunder right from the start of Watson would be serenaded together over cake and ice season with a record of 18 wins, no and Oro came out of the gate with the game. Just past the midway point cream. That our cherished former babysitters Andrea and losses and 2 ties. As regular season numerous chances. Elmvale's goalie, of the first Noah Parnell scored on a Julie Kocsis are now old enough [ 23 ] to have babysitters champions of the Georgian Bay Minor Jacob Sanderson had to come up with wrist shot that the Oro goalie just got of their own although Dad Steve [my old friend Porky] I'm Hockey League the boys earned a first some big saves in the first period to a piece of. Noah added his second of sure is in no rush for that blessed event. round bye in the OMHA playoffs. keep the Thunder off the score sheet. the game as he slid the puck past a You have flooded rinks, put on parades, organized While they waited for an opponent As the second period wore on the screened Oro netminder. The Coyotes community events and started clubs. You've scored goals, to play the coaching staff entered the Coyotes seemed to be gaining some continued to press and this time Cade stopped goals, won tournaments, lost tournaments, married team in the NobleKing Challenge momentum and with under 4 minutes Preston ripped a shot that sat on the and re married. You've moved in [welcome Hutchinson Cup "A" tournament. The Atom Reps left in the period Nathan Robertson goal line until Luke Dutton helped it family] you've moved out or we can't make you leave. And stepped up to the plate and outscored buried a shot past the Oro netminder. across the rest of the way. Parnell then unless your name is Conrad Black or you 'accidentally' their opponents 28-3 through the Less than two minutes later Noah completed his hat trick with a goal in shot your girlfriend through the bathroom door I don't first five games of the tournament. Parnell added to the lead as he slid the third. Oro broke the shutout late think any of you mind seeing your name and maybe even The boys fought hard in the final but a rebound into the Thunder net. in the game but Elmvale won it 4-1!! a picture in the paper from time to time. ended up losing 3-2 to the host team. Elmvale continued to dominate the It took a total team effort to come You've allowed me to put my own spin on current events After a month of waiting the team third period and Cade Preston notched back in this series and it seemed like a like the fact that Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is in a finally began their OMHA quarterfinal an insurance goal and the Coyotes had different player stepped up each time. virtual tie with PC Leader Tim Hudak and NDP Leader series against the Oro Thunder. their first win of the series, 3-0. Congratulations boys!!! Andrea Horwath. Her approval rating is higher than her Game one was cancelled due to Game four was played the very next Next up will be a trip East on predecessor, but she must now circumnavigate the legacy inclement weather so the series started day in Oro where Elmvale continued the 401 to take on the Gananoque and the litany of controversies that include ORNGE Air, in Oro on February 9th. The Coyotes its strong play. Islanders. This is the same team that E Health, the teachers and now the gas plants. You know were outplayed through much of the Three minutes into the game Carter many of these boys played two years we've come a long way. There was a time when Ontario game and Oro managed to score the Crowder scored to give the visitors ago in the Novice Rep East Finals. having a woman Premier, not to mention lesbian Premier only goal on the powerplay in the the early lead. The Atom Reps The series begins on Friday March would have been the lead, but given the mismanagement third period. Elmvale returned home continued to press but each time 1 at 6:30 pm in Elmvale. The team and sudden departure of Dalton McGuinty and the mess for game two but the outcome was the were turned away by a very good will then travel to Gan for two on he left behind the only fact we know for certain is that same. Despite a goal scored by Cade Oro goalie. Midway through the Saturday and Sunday. Game four will our present and former leader doesn't and didn't have any Preston only :13 seconds into the third the Thunder chipped a rebound be in Elmvale on Friday March 8th 'balls'. game, Oro responded with two in the past Jacob to tie the score. The boys at 6:30pm and then back to Gan for a So why am I back? Its all of the above and a bag of chips. second and the Coyotes were pushed never gave up and with four minutes game five Saturday. Distance and time lends enchantment to the view, but to the brink of elimination. left Logan Sandercock stickhandled Come out and support the boys in the truth be told, I missed the chance to say 'balls' and open The Lions Club Atom Reps needed through the Oro team and scored the OMHA semi finals. bathrobe in the same column. to regain their regular season form if winning goal. Good luck and GO COYOTES See you next time [ I promise]. they had any hope in coming back in Back to Elmvale for a winner take GO!!! Satellite maps ocean floor - PARIS - A European satellite launched in 2010 to measure sea-ice thickness in the arctic is also yielding high-resolution mapping of the ocean floor, scientists say. While the main objective of the polar-orbiting RVH OPENS EMERGENCY CryoSat is to measure the thickness of polar sea ice and ice sheets that blanket Greenland and Antarctica, its radar EXTENDED CARE UNIT altimeter can also measure tiny changes in sea level, the European Space Agency reported Monday. Variation in sea level Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) has opened mimics the rises and dips of the ocean floor beneath due to the pull of gravity, as areas of greater mass such as underwater mountains have a stronger pull, attracting more water and producing a minor increase in ocean-surface height, researchers a new 15-bed Emergency Extended Care (EEC) unit, part of said. The CryoSat data combined with ongoing ocean mapping will result in global seafloor topography -- bathymetry the newly expanded Emergency department, to better care -- two to four times more accurate than measurements currently available, they said. "We know more about the surfaces for patients who require further testing or who are waiting of Venus and Mars than we do about the bathymetry of deep oceans," David Sandwell from the Scripps Institution of for admission. Oceanography in California said. "This new mapping from CryoSat will revolutionize our understanding of ocean floor The opening of the EEC area in RVH’s Emergency is the final component of the department’s expansion, which saw tectonics and reveal, perhaps, 10,000 previously uncharted undersea volcanoes." the area triple in size. Daily operations and patient flow through the EEC will be managed by the Emergency Resource Nurse/Team Leader in collaboration with Honesty Driven - Since 1953 Emergency staff. “We are excited to open this new area of the Emergency department as it will continue to improve the overall Emergency patient experience and decrease wait times,” says Kimberly Storey, RVH Director of Emergency and Intensive Care. The EEC is for patients requiring a stretcher and Winter Tire who are in the Emergency department waiting for test results or to be admitted to RVH. These patients will be transferred to the unit, located within Emergency department, thus freeing up the emergency stretcher they were waiting in. Patients that may be moved to this area include those who are stable but may cardiac monitoring, have an expected stay in Winter Tires at require Emergency of greater than six hours and less than 24 hours; are awaiting consults or test or to be admitted to an inpatient unit. • Installation/Balance “This is great news as it is the final step in the KUMHO completion of our new Emergency department,” says Janice Skot, RVH president and CEO. “We have 7 Yonge St. North 202 Blake St. 131 Brock St. yet again improved the patient experience at RVH Elmvale Barrie Barrie and demonstrated our dedication, compassion and 705 322 1652 705 725 9005 705 725 1266 commitment to high quality patient-centre care.”

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