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Created by the County of Simcoe and local school boards the Learning and Living Green program allows schools and the county to combine forces and make a positive change for waste reduction and waste diversion. Since school Green Teams are at the heart of the program, the County of Simcoe recognizes a school each year that demonstrates significant achievement in this endeavour. This year Hillsdale Public School received the award for their outstanding dedication to changing the way they deal with waste. The team of students, staff and parent volunteers have performed many environmental initiatives over the past four years since the group was formed. The alignment of the home recycling program and the school program has resulted in immediate success. This has allowed over 100 schools in Simcoe County to have the same recycling programs and the ability to divert a larger amount of waste from the landfill sites. Hillsdale goes over and above the daily recycling program by taking part in additional waste diversion programs such as: milk bag collection, metal and electronic waste collection, school ground greening, organic compost collection, textiles collection, Kool Aid Jammer collection, waste free lunch days, Pitch in Week “community clean-up” among other initiatives. The Learning and Living Green Award was presented to Hillsdale Elementary School at an assembly during Earth Week. The County of Simcoe presented the Eco Team with an iPad for their efforts. An educational video is now being created to help other schools in Simcoe County take the move toward being the change the environment needs. The Dozens of people have walked through the park to the 10th concession and enjoyed the Hillsdale Elementary School green team members are featured in this video. variety of flowers in bloom. For those who can't enjoy the park that our communities By Ron Nelsons, Educational Assistant built to celebrate the beginning of the new century, we have provided the flavour of such a hike.  The park is kept up by the work of local volunteers working in partnership with the township.  Concerts help finance that maintenance.   Come out on Sunday, June 23 and support the high school musicians (BBQ at 5:15, concert at 6:00) and join our salute to Canada on Monday, July 1 at 3 pm.  The Lions Club will draw for the winner of a great classic car, and someone may go home from the Canada Day Concert in a new classic convertible.   George Allen's Canada Day address will be an explanation of how our  communities, in partnership with Springwater Council,  have offered to  join with the Simcoe County School Board in making a renovated high school that better meets the needs of the surrounding communities.

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where family members will meet with physicians and sometimes police officers to hear news they might not want to receive under the glare of stranger’s eyes, or they may use this place to reflect on what is happening and gather strength to see a loved one through a crisis. “The team in our Emergency Department feels strongly about allowing space for people to come to grips with situations that are sometimes not easy to deal with,” said Sheree Noon, the manager of the Emergency Department at GBGH. “An emergency department is a very busy and often noisy place and families

Jaymie Brown, Joan Lawrence, Barb Hunt, Marlene Lambie, Letty McNeil, Kevin Leonard, Huronia Alarms, Steve Robillard, Captain, Georgian Queen Boat Cruises, George Lawrence, Deputy Mayor, Tiny Township and Kathleen Greidmanus, Director, GBGH Foundation. Captain Steve is presenting a $200 sponsorship cheque from Agree Boat Cruises Limited – Georgian Queen to Kevin Leonard for the: Township of Tiny Golf Tournament & Dinner in Honour of Gord Leonard & the Story of Site 41 in Support of the Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation - Gord Leonard Room Hosted by George Lawrence, Deputy Mayor In the face of a crisis you the Georgian Bay General and will be located directly often need space to collect Hospital’s new emergency across from the trauma your thoughts before facing department named in honour room in the new emergency the next challenge. of Gord Leonard and the story department at the Georgian Gord Leonard was well- of Site 41. Bay General Hospital. The known for his quiet reflection A golf tournament and Quiet Room is the place and commitment to a cause; dinner sponsored and his last great cause was to supported by the Township save the farmland he so of Tiny will be held on dearly loved, and protect the Friday, August 23, 2013. water and the environment The golf tournament will be in his fight against Site held at 12:00 noon at the off 40% -MATIC 41 In order to honour that Balm Beach Golf Club on O & shaDE ters legacy, a group of volunteers Concession 11 in Tiny, and Shutlinds consisting of family, friends the dinner will be held at B and community members 6:00 p.m. at the Wyebridge y have come together to raise Community Centre in Tiny. draper m o t s $50,000.00 over three years  The Gord Leonard Room is cu le availab to have the Quiet Room in referred to as the Quiet Room

will need some quiet or down time in a crisis. We are thrilled this group of volunteers chose our department as the place to honour their friend’s memory.” Steve Ogden, a close family friend and strong opponent of Site 41 stated, “Gord was well-known for his love of his community and the protection of environment, in particular water and the value of farm land. For those who were blessed to have known Gord, they will attest to how befitting the Quiet Room will be to honour his memory for his leadership in the fight against Site 41.” Sponsors of the Golf

Tournament are providing their business or family an opportunity to be part of the recognition in honour of Gord which will be permanently placed in the GBGH Gord Leonard Room. The title sponsor is the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale. There are still a number of sponsorships and dinner tickets available. For further information contact Shelly Price, Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation, 705-526-1300, ext. 5338. There will also be advertisements placed in the Springwater News and The Free Press who are the media sponsors for this event.




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Editor’s Musings At County level, it has been suggested that the Midhurst Ratepayers not be allowed to put their view forward at the OMB hearings. It is kind of disappointing that the councillors at County level speaking FOR THE MIDHURST RESIDENTS came from Penetang, Midland and Tiny. One would have thought Springwater Township duly elected council members and Midhurst representatives, Mayor Collins and Deputy Mayor Dan McLean, would have voiced some opinion. See page 11... There is no heavy garbage pick-up this least in Springwater Township, we don’t have one. If you want something taken away, you can call the County and for a fee, they will come and take it away. There are a couple of people who advertise in this paper and they suggest their fees are even lower. Most of us liked heavy garbage pick-up. I am not a scavenger BUT... I got a couple of tires for a bicycle...saved $20. I got the roller bottoms for an office chair. My office chair had a wheel broken off it. I saved $100 more or less depending what you might pay for a replacement. Someone had some steel/angle iron. I probably saved $50 from what I would have paid at a supplier. I picked up some wood for a camp fire saving - $?.??. I picked up a part for my BBQ...fixed it and it still works versus buying a new one. I even picked up some pails in which I could grow my upside down plants. I have watched the real scavengers go around picking up all the steel - or whatever other valuables that some of us throw out. as in “One man’s garbage is another man’s treasure!” So, since our Townships are not offering, maybe what we should organize is something we’ll call “Swap Days!” I would suggest we set out all our unwanted stuff on a Wednesday and Thursday, then on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, we could search for what we want, then on Monday, it all goes back out of sight. I really think that the pile which we could have made on the first day would be much smaller come the last day and we have possibly kept a lot of material from using up the County’s limited garbage space. I also wonder what the total cost of hiring a company to go out and pick up all the remaining articles would cost rather than inconveniencing the Township employees. If something was missed, it could be saved for the next Swap Day. Back to the rolling base for my office chair which the garbage collectors do not pick up - what do I do with it? What do I do with the recycling bucket that someone hit with their car? The quantity is so small, it would be prohibitive to call either the County of those people who advertise in this paper. Yes, the County saved a million dollars by hiring an outside firm to gather our garbage. But we do not have

The Police auction of bicycles and other items will be held at the Wasaga Beach Huronia West Police location at 1000 River Road West this Saturday, June 22 with a look see at 12 and the auction at 1 pm. It is a pretty good place to get a bicycle which may have been left someplace and ended up in police custody unclaimed. Last year some of them sold for as little as the value of one of the tires on the bike. A couple of years ago, I missed a 3 wheeler when I chickened out at about $35. I later learned the bike was worth over $300. There were other items i.e. jewelry, computers, a filing cabinet, last year a compact tester and if you see me riding around on a Goldwing, the leather jacket I wear was purchased there. And if you are hungry, they have a BBQ going. Auction proceeds go to Clearview, Springwater and Wasaga Beach Community Policing Committees. Being a grandparent is great. I get to do things that I missed when my kids were growing up either because I was too busy or maybe I did not consider it very important. I have 5 grandchildren. The middle one turned 6 on Sunday and graduated from Senior Kindergarten into Grade 1 on Monday. She has gone to school at Our Lady of Lourdes in Elmvale since March which was when she and her family moved out of Barrie into the wonderful rural area of a place called Hamillville. I went to one of her Nursery School graduations, then her Junior K to Senior K and now this one. She tells me she still has five more days of school. One of them is a class trip to the Copeland Forest. It was my observation that her teacher had gone above and beyond the call of duty. She had taken many pictures and played a slide show like I had never seen before. The screen was in three parts and pictures were changing in each part at different times, and changing sides and very enjoyable. Did I say I like being a grandfather? If you believe in Global Warming/Climate Change, how would one explain that the past January ranked 81st out of the past 119. There have been 38 warmer Januaries. In 2012, Texas tied with 1921 as the hottest year. In 1976, it was 4.5 F colder. On February 12, 2013 the Antarctic had more ice on that day than ever recorded. The ice in the Antarctic is now at the record level (of at least 30) which was set in 2008. And now you have the believers telling us that a mini ice age is caused by Global warming. Although 63% of respondents to a survey recently either did not believe in Global warming or thought the government should do nothing about it.

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Springwater News prints 17,000 papers that go to.. 750 in the Utopia/Grenfel area L0L1B0 (492) and L0L1B2 (193) 2400 in Barrie 678 homes in SS 101 Barrie area L4M 4Y8 which includes Bayfield St., Horseshoe Valley Road, Craighurst, Horseshoe & Hwy 93, 361 homes SS 102 West Barrie area L4M 4S4 includes Miller Drive Rural Routes L0L 2K0, 821 homes in the SS 103 Barrie area L4M 4S5 St. Vincent St., and 371 homes in SS 144, Barrie / Ferndale Drive, and area) 575 in Phelpston L0L 2K0 620 in Hillsdale including the Rural Routes L0L 1V0 2350 Elmvale + RR# 1, 2 & 3 L0L 1P0 which includes Orr Lake, Waverley and some Tiny Beaches 1650 in the Midhurst RR#1, 2 and SS33 (L0L 1X0 and 1X1) 1350 in the RR#1-3 Minesing/Anten Mills area L0L 1Y0 + 1Y1 260 in the Wyebridge area L0K 2E0 850 inWyevale L0L2T0 includingTiny to Conc 8 and someTBRS areas, 1250 in Perkinsfield including Balm Beach to Whippoorwill 1050 in R.R .# 1, L4R 4K3 (775) & 2, L4R 4K4 (225) areas of Midland which includes Vasey, Ebenezer and the area North-West of Wyebridge 2800 in Northern Tiny including Penetanguishene in SS 3, 5, 6, 7 & 8 of Penetanguishene (Postal Codes L9M -1R2, -1R3 & -2H7) 150 through mail outs and subscriptions in Canada & US Subscriptions are available across Canada for $50/year and $80/year in U.S. of A. CMCA AUDITED A Friends of Science release Tuesday indicates Russia is challenging the ‘consensus’ in light of revelations that Global Warming stopped 16 years ago and computer model predictions are off by a factor of 4. How soon will it be before other countries follow suit?

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June 13, 2013 Georgian Bay, On – Summertime in Ontario conjures up images of lush vegetation, endless flowing rivers and lakes, thriving wildlife and relaxing outdoor living to soak it all in. But the ongoing issue of alarmingly low water levels in the muchcoveted communities of Georgian Bay and Lake Huron has Colin Dobell, thirdgeneration cottager and former board member of the Georgian Bay Association determined to take action. “These are our Great Lakes, but they are becoming less great every day,” says Dobell, now director of Stop the Drop, a non-profit campaign to engage the public regarding the subject via an online community. Some background: Lake Huron hit its lowest recorded level in January 2013, dropping five feet since 1998. “Even with recent record rainfall in

Campaign calls for help to stop the Great Lakes drop Muskoka’s cottage country area, Lake of locals, tourists and business owners Huron is well below its ‘crisis level’ in the affected communities, he established 20 years ago,” explains recently pulled together an impressive Dobell. “Communities, ecosystems team of advisors to develop a plan and and businesses on Lake Huron and a simple process for anyone willing Georgian Bay are threatened.” to support the cause. The concept: Gord McKay, Mayor of the Town of Stop the Drop, an online information Midland, Ontario says, “Mayors from hub at The 27 shoreline communities along Lake goal is to sign up 20,000 members Huron have compiled an estimate of by Labour Day, demonstrating to the economic impact of low water elected representatives that this issue levels on our communities. The cost is a priority to voters. Dobell hopes required to address changing water this will spur the federal government levels currently exceeds $20 million to take action as recommended in to solve the immediate 2013 needs of a recent IJC (International Joint our communities, and quickly rises to Commission) report. $500 million if you look at the larger, To help support this campaign longer term impacts on properties, sign up by visiting http://www. infrastructure, etc. If you live on or near the Lake - or use the Lake for For further information or to recreational purposes - this issue is interview a spokesperson, please ours. We can’t afford to ignore it.” contact: Jenn Austin elevator Awareness of the issue and gathering communications inc.jenn@ a critical mass of members are 416-363-6444 x237 Dobell’s immediate goals. On behalf

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Did you Know? You may drop off articles at the Elmvale Branch for publication in the Springwater News! DEE BYERS (Midhurst Branch) IS Rating: 4 –I truly enjoyed this LEAVING US!! book but it failed to rock my Dee has accepted a position in Servern world. Township (Coldwater) as Chief Librarian, BOOK TWO: DARKLIGHT effective July 2, 2013. Please join us to SERIES. While her best friend, congratulate her and wish her well on her Brooklyn, is focusing all of her new position at an open house on Wednesday, June 26, energy on helping Lorelei hone from 5 to 7pm. her abilities, Lorelei is dealing with the reality of her STUDENT POSITION ON LIBRARY BOARD untapped powers. If that wasn't bad enough, something Are you looking for executive experience on sinister has come to town and it wants nothing more than to your resume? Springwater Library Board is hear Lorelei's dying breath. Thank goodness the gang has seeking a volunteer high-school aged student a supernatural champion. But what happens when the only to serve on the Library Board. This position being who can save them switches sides midstream? How starts in September, 2013 and community service hours will can a group of misfits capture one of the most powerful be awarded. Time commitment includes attending all board beings ever created? And will they find out how to bring meetings at your branch (approx. 2 hours per month). For Jared back to them before it's too late?­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ more details please call your local branch. ----------Registration started Tues. June 4 - If you haven’t Sweet sigh and trilling heart, after a hiatus from my normal already, call your local branch reading habits I could finally hold a new book in my hands or drop in to register your from treasured author, Darynda Jones. I flipped the sign on children ages 5 – 12. my bedroom door, "Do not disturb unless you have a handful ELMVALE BRANCH – Tues. July 2 – Fri., July 5 – of truffles".  Okay, I don't really have a sign like that, but a ONLY a few afternoon spots left girl can dream can't she?  Point is, I was more than ready MIDHURST BRANCH - Tues. July 9 - Fri. July 12, to pull on my literal scruffy sneakers, roll my eyes with the 10am - 12pm best of teenage intention and battle the bad guys. MINESING BRANCH – Tues. July 16 – Fri. July 19, In Death, doom and detention, Darynda effortlessly 10am – 12pm - FULL returns to writing great relationships between best friends There are 20 spots for each branch. IF full, you may Brook and Lor, Glitch and the girls and carries us further ask to have your name put on a waiting list, or register at with Cameron's storyline.  Darynda had a strong romance another branch if there is space. focus in book one, but like the tides on a shore, she pulls ROAD CONSTRUCTION – Elmvale Branch back and it recedes to almost non-existence in book two.  In case you are not aware, Maria Street, Instead, we explore the personal pros and cons of Lor's beside the Elmvale Branch will soon be under talents and we scratch the surface of Brook and Cameron's construction. Plenty of parking is across Queen separate experiences as  children.  The characters are the Street in the municipal parking lot – except for gold in this book.  I genuinely like these kids who are Fridays starting June 14. That is Market Day. confused, frustrated, and like us, highly motivated to find EXTRA PENNIES? answers.  They are good kids/teens and it eases my mind as The Friends of Springwater Library have a parent with two daughters on the cusp of that age group. penny collection jars in each branch. Where this book failed to achieve my top rating comes Funds collected are used to assist with from the plot itself.  I suppose it needs to darken as the special purchases and to enhance library series continues marching towards the war of the worlds, programs. but gosh darn it, couldn't we have thrown in a pillow Ruth Ann Caston fight or two for some levity?  If you're going to make Wyevale’s News 527-5274 the romance vanish you need to balance the battle with Happy Birthday wishes go out to Reid Rawn, Carolyn something else.   Handy, Emily Ann Wickett, Bill Hall, Ruth Ann Caston, Darynda is an author on fire.  The third book in this series Kayla Marshall, Steven Blow, Melissa Marie Small, Olivia is due out in October which is perfect timing.  My truffle Riley, George Hales, Steve Dubeau, Vic Campbell, Kyle sign should be done by then. Dobbs, Jeffrey Moreau, Angelle Moreau, Barry Reynolds, Ginger Tsang aka Springwater Library, Elmvale Mike Hales, Candace Moreau, Trevor Srigley and Hugie Branch Librarian MacLachlan. "You know what they call the guy who finishes last in medical school? They call him "Doctor." -- Abe Lemons  


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Camp Simpresca is having an open house on Sat. June 22nd from 1-4 pm. There will be guided canoe rides and high ropes course (weather permitting) and refreshments served. Check out the summer specials at the spa room at Wyevale Salon & Spa on Con. 5 West, No. 79. Get a manicure & pedicure for $50. For an app. call 705.322.5149. Sympathy goes out to Vic Campbell & family in the passing of his wife Mary. She will be greatly missed by family, friends and neighbours. Wyevale’s Grade 8 graduation ceremony is on Tuesday, June 25th at 6:30 p.m. Congratulations to all the graduating students. Have a safe and fun summer. There will be Canada Day fireworks in the park on Sunday, June 30th at dusk. Rain date will be Monday July 1st. Wyevale’s Annual Beef BBQ is on Saturday, July 6th. Tickets can be purchased at the Jug City Store of Carole Withall 705.322.2858.

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email us at: There is still space available for teams and Individuals for the Phelpston 3 Pitch Mixed Ball Tournament.  Saturday June 22nd - get your mixed teams together - they must include 5 ladies on the field.  The Cost is $200 per team or $20 per individual.  Contact Danielle at danielle_94@ or 705-322-7265 to register or for more information.  This year the Phelpston Ball Diamond can be rented for practice or games by calling Rick at 705322-5079. This Sunday Phelpston vs Wye River - Come cheer them on Sunday at 7pm! FIREWORKS IN PHELPSTON - July 1st at dusk.  Please come and enjoy the Phelpston Fireworks and don't forget to bring your donation of fireworks and remember to purchase them from the Kinsmen at the top of Bayfield in the Beer store parking lot.  Mention that they are for the Phelpston Fireworks and a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to Phelpston Parks and Rec.  Thank you to the Kinsmen who will also be lighting the fireworks for us! The PHELPSTON WING DINGER is being planned for August 4th!  We will be looking for help to plan the event and help the day of the event.  Please call Rick at 705-322-5079 for details. Every Thursday night at 7 pm - Euchre at The New Kellys Phelpston - all are welcome. See you at ball, Alicia

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"You cannot love your partner one moment and attack them the next. True love has no opposite."~ Eckhart Tolle   There is a difference between "falling in love" with someone, and "loving" that person.  Falling in love is based on chemistry, attraction and dreams about what life would be like with this person. Loving a person is more complicated. It goes beyond the emotional attachment we feel. For some, loving a partner means the partner should meet all of his or her needs. In this case, the love is about "what can you do for me."  Truly loving another is more about "what can I do for you," or as Marshall Rosenberg says, "How can I make your life more wonderful?" It is about holding the love, even when things are difficult.  It is easy to be loving in the early stages of a relationship. In an established relationship, it is easy to be loving when everything is going well, or at least the way you want it to be. We are human, and sooner or later issues will come up.  One of the truest demonstrations of love is when we can handle differences or disagreements without attacking the other. If our partner is upset about something, we are more concerned about listening, understanding, and resolving the problem than we are about defending ourselves. There is no counter-attacking or bringing up our own issues by way of retaliation. True love makes it safe to express feelings. Because we are not perfectly programmed robots, there may be times when conflicts become heated and arguments are more intense. However, there is no reason or excuse for name-calling, put-downs, or saying hurtful things that we do not really mean. We should not speak to anyone that way, but least of all to one who has entrusted us with their heart.  Gwen Randall-Young is an author and award-winning Psychotherapist.  For permission to reprint this article, or to obtain books or cds, visit Instead of dryer sheets add 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar or 1/4 cup baking soda to your laundry. Vinegar is great at removing odors and the distinctive scent will be gone by the rinse cycle. If you want your clothes to have that dryer sheet scent...spray a small piece of cloth with an essential oil and toss it in your dryer. The mold killer Have you ever washed a load of clothes and forgotten to dry them? I have. A pile of wet clothes sitting in a closed, dark place for eight or twelve hours will lead to one thing...mold. Sometimes even detergent won't take out that smell. But there is a simple way to get rid of that musty, moldy odor... put a cup of white vinegar in the hottest water you can use with maybe a few drops of laundry soap and run the load through the washing machine. Vinegar has a slight acidity which acts like a disinfectant. Works like a charm to get rid of the funky smell.

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Happy birthday wishes go out to Bea Baldwick. She celebrated her 85th birthday June 8. I hope you had a great day, Bea. It was nice to see her birthday commemorated on the sign down at the Grenfel Hall. ••••••••••••••••••••••••• The Utopia Hall is having a pie sale to raise funds for the restoration of the Bell's Gristmill. Order yours now! Only 146 pies available! Varieties are strawberry-rhubarb or apple, unbaked, frozen or baked, fresh – cost is just $10 per pie. Pick-up is at the Utopia Hall at 8396 6th Line, Essa on Saturday, June 29 between 10 a.m. and noon. (Arrangements can be made for an alternate pick up date.) Call or e-mail Steph at 705-737-9821 or slmhm68@gmail. com . It’s great for a change to see something being restored in our area instead of something being torn down or closed. Little mills like the one in Utopia were once a part of many rural communities. Even though they were used primarily to grind grain, they could be used for other purposes. Across the province, many generated electricity and others generated motive power for small factories. I believe plans for the Bell’s Mill restoration call for it to be used as a community centre and historical site. One day when I was listening to The Beach radio station, Marianne McLeod remarked that it would be a good idea to see the sites of the little mills that once dotted our landscapes restored to provide electric power for small communities. I agree with her. There must places where that could work. Wouldn’t it be better for rural communities to have control over their power generation instead of having huge corporations polluting our landscapes with entire farms filled with wind turbines and 100-acre solar panel “farms”? LOCAL SHOPPING PAYS OFF I was also pleasantly surprised the other day when I went shopping for a dress—in Stayner instead of Barrie. I must confess I haven’t bought a dress in about three decades. Since the women’s “dress shops” in Barrie have gone the way of the Dodo bird, I decided to go farther afield. For the few times I have worn a dress in recent years, I have been able to borrow one from my sister. I have also borrowed or claimed her shoes as well. Anyway, I went to the Barb’s Clothes Closet store in Stayner. My sister shops at the one in Alliston and she always has nice clothes. My mission was to find a dress for a wedding we are attending on Saturday. The sales woman at Barb’s was really good and helped me pick out four to try on. They all fit me well and I bought one of them. The dress cost me an arm and a leg but it’s a classic. I can wear it during any season and, I hope, it will be a standby for at least a decade. I was also pleasantly surprised when I brought it home and looked at the label. It was made in Canada—not in some sweatshop in Asia. I did not look forward to looking for a dress, especially when there was a time element involved. But the experience turned out to be stress-free. Two pairs of my sister’s shoes go with it, too. Now all I have to do is root around here for some jewelry to “accessorize” the outfit. ••••••••••••••••••••• Please send your birthdays, anniversaries, new items and ideas for the Grenfel and Centre Vespra News. Kathy Stunden-Hall may be reached at 735-9423 or by e-mail at .


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Minesing Moments w/Lorrie Norwood / 728-9784 The end of the school year is quickly approaching and the Graduation plans for the class of 2013 are underway. We wish the grade 8’s very much luck for an enjoyable graduation celebration and in their first year in high school. It’s a big change for our country raised children but a change that will help them evolve as young adults. Something that I would like to throw out there for our community would be to have a “garage sale weekend” the same as what our neighbouring communities of Anten Mills, Midhurst and Cookstown have. I am not sure when the best time to have this would be, but my suggestion would be on the same weekend that our United Church organize their annual bake and garage sale. Another suggestion could be on Labour Day weekend when we have extra visitors to our village for our Annual Labour Day Slo Pitch Tournament. This would bring many more people to our community to search for treasures and it definitely helps the “sellers” get rid of their wares at the same time. From my recent experience of holding a garage sale, it’s also a great way to meet your neighbours and to visit those who you do know. Input would be greatly appreciated and you can email me at if you have any ideas, please note that this is only a suggestion at this point. Minesing Baseball News - The 2013 season is underway for Minesing Minor Ball and this year we are sporting a new name and look this year. We will now be known as the Minesing Otters!! We are starting to roll out new uniforms, etc. this year and will continue next year. We are also hoping to be able to offer branded apparel at cost in the near future! The new logo is shown below. Once again our registration numbers are strong and show that baseball is not on the decline in our community as again well over 200 kids have registered to play ball this year! We will be fielding 16 teams in 7 different age divisions. We are very grateful for the support of our sponsors this year: Minesing Small Business Association, Breakaway Sports, Barrie Hill Farms, Barrie Montessori, Cicco's Ristorante, Boston Pizza Wasaga Beach, Barrie Jiu Jitsu, Mucho Burrito, Sturgess Insurance, Les Bertram & Son's, Sexton's Mechanical, Click Your and Graphic Apparel. Thank you for supporting us and helping to keep baseball an affordable experience for our youth! Help show your appreciation by visiting our sponsors and take advantage of their fabulous services. Congratulations to the Midget team for taking the gold medal in their tournament in Victoria Harbour on June 7th/8th. Great team work to bring back the trophy! bridge bites from The American Contract Bridge League This year also marked our first time with some fundraising activities to help keep a good attitude by: brian gunnell costs down. With the gracious support Both Vulnerable ♠k of Boston Pizza Wasaga Beach we held South West North East ♥ J743 our first fundraising dinner on June 10th. 1♠ pass 1Nt pass ♦ J8765 Over 80 people enjoyed a buffet meal of 2♥ Pass 3♥ Pass ♣ kJ7 North 4♥ All Pass pizza, pasta and salad with the proceeds ♠ t96 ♠ J532 ♥ t982 ♥5 being donated back to Minesing Minor West East Against 4♥ West leads the Club Ten, ♦ aQ ♦ kt92 Ball. A great time was had by all and it won by East’s Ace. A Diamond shift is Declarer ♣ t985 ♣ a632 was a very successful evening! A special clearly called for, and the standard ♠ aQ874 play from that holding is the Ten, the thanks to Alex and Sandy Smardenka ♥ akQ6 so-called “top of an interior sequence”. and the staff of Boston Pizza for all of ♦ 43 Is that your choice or are there other their hard work! ♣ Q4 considerations? We have also started a rewards program If West has Ace doubleton in Diamonds then East can envisage a trump with Boston Pizza and Swiss Chalet in promotion if West also has the right trump holding. But, as it happens, West has Wasaga Beach. If you're out for lunch ♦AQ and the danger is that West will win the ♦Q on the first round of the suit. or dinner just let your server know that That would be the right play if East held a trump honor but not the ♦K, but it you would like to support Minesing would be disastrous on the actual layout, killing the chance of a trump promotion. Minor Ball and a portion of all food sales In the middle of the hand (starting at Trick 2), many partnerships play “attitude over the year will be donated back to leads”, whereby shifting to a low card usually shows a high card in the suit, and Minesing Minor Ball. shifting to a high card is either from a weak holding or from the top of a The Grade 7 class at Minesing Central sequence. So, reasoning that it is more important to advertise his ♦K than it is to Public School are holding a fund raising make an ambiguous interior sequence lead, East shifts to the Diamond Two. Of car wash on Friday June 21st from 3:30 course, West must be alert and majestically squander his Ace on that trick. Then, back comes the ♦Q overtaken by East’s King, and the third round of p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the school parking Diamonds promotes the setting trump trick. Nice defense! lot.  The funds raised from this event will be going towards the Paediatric Care at a spectacular deception! Next, imagine that West holds ♦AQ9 and East ♦KT2. Again the opening lead is a Club to East’s Ace and again a low Diamond comes Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre.  back. West, who is a shockingly devious fellow, wins with his Ace and returns To have your car washed, you can donate the ♦Q. East overtakes that and sends back a third Diamond. Naturally, an new unused toy or pay $5.  Please come Declarer ruffs high, and later finds out to his chagrin that trumps are 4-1 and that out and support the kids in their project he has just gone down in a cold contract! to raise some  always needed funds. Visit for more about the fascinating game of bridge or email Hope everyone has a successful and fun For games in Barrie see season and see you on the diamonds! For games in Midland see

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NDP Prop Up a Corrupt Liberal Government

Last Tuesday, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and her party voted in favour of the 2013 provincial budget and in doing so propped up the corrupt McGuinty-Wynne Liberal government that is responsible for the biggest spending scandals in Canadian history-most notably eHealth, Ornge and the politically motivated cancellation of gas plants. Their support is in stark contrast to months of NDP assertions that they do not condone the scandalous behavior of the Liberal government, along with many promises that they will hold the government to account. Even on the morning the budget was released Andrea Horwath stuck with her charade publically calling the Liberals "liars and corrupt," to then turn around and support their budget in the afternoon. This hypocritical support for the Liberals shows that the NDP have confidence in a government that according to Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian has broken the law by knowingly and illegally destroying government email records in a thwarted attempt to cover up the gas plant scandal.  And, this is only one example. The NDP support for the budget also shows that they condone a government that is committed to a multitude of increased taxes including the trades tax, the tire tax, the gas tax, eco fees, increased WSIB premiums and increases to the HST to name a few. This is along with more debt and likely more scandals and waste. Their budget support shows that they accept a degenerate government that has not passed a single piece of legislation-except the budget bill--in almost eight months. For a Premier that prides herself on working with opposition parties and having so many so-called "conversations", what kind of conversation is that? The NDP budget support also shows that they don't care that various committees won't be sitting this summer to, for example, investigate further scandals and to work to develop a developmental services strategy for those with developmental disabilities. The list could go on and on. The Liberal-NDP budget deal will cost Ontarians an additional $3.6 billion this year alone and will add another $42 billion to Ontario's debt by 2017. This is on top of the $134 billion the Liberals have already added to our debt since they were elected in 2003, a debt that they alone have almost doubled. Money that could be going to new hospitals in Collingwood and Alliston, to healthcare services like dialysis and physiotherapy, to education and keeping rural schools open, or to mitigating the impact of low water levels in Georgian Bay, is instead being given to foreign lenders in interest payments to service our growing debt.  Last year we handed over $11 billion in interest payments to pay for this unnecessary expense. The Liberals are responsible for various scandals, doubling our debt, increasing taxes and mismanaging countless agencies and programs.  They have been found in contempt of parliament. They spent $1 billion buying NDP support for the budget. They were recently found by the Information and Privacy Commissioner to have broken the law for deleting emails. The OPP have two ongoing criminal investigations against them, which is unprecedented in Ontario history. The NDP say they are committed to accountability, yet they have propped up a corrupt government to appease their political interests. While the two parties cling for dear life to their party seats, the mismanagement and waste continues and real issues are being negated.  Tim Hudak and the Ontario PCs will not support a corrupt government or a government consumed in this amount of scandal and waste.  We voted against the budget and against propping up the McGuinty-Wynne Liberal government. If you would like to see my debate on the budget bill or the various petitions I have tabled please visit my website  Jim Wilson is the Progressive Conservative MPP for Simcoe-Grey And just what do you do with wines once you pop the cork? (assuming you are not able to finish it all). You can keep wine in the refrigerator after opening to slow the oxidation process. Recorked wine should last two to three days in the refrigerator. For longer storage, purchase a wine stopper and pump. You can find this invaluable tool at any serious wine store or home kitchen supply store. Place the stopper in the top of the wine bottle and pump the air out using the pump. The stopper forms an airtight seal to keep air out indefinitely. Oxidized wine will not hurt you in any way; it just tastes funny. Oxidized wine is perfect for cooking, so certainly don't pour it out.

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2231 Nursery Road 2231 Nursery Road Minesing, Ontario Minesing, Ontario L0L 1Y2 L0L 1Y2Canada Canada NOTICE PROPOSED REVISIONS TO DRAFT PLAN OF SUBDIVISION APPLICATION SU-2009-002 BY YORKWOOD BUILDING GROUP (STONEGATE WOODS SUBDIVISION) TAKE NOTICE THAT a request for revisions to the approved Draft Plan of Subdivision known as Stonegate Woods by Yorkwood Building Group Ltd. in Centre Vespra have been received and that the Planning Committee of The Corporation of the Township of Springwater is providing an opportunity for the public to provide written comments regarding the proposed revisions. The proposed revisions include the following: • An additional 3 residential lots; • Relocation of the water storage reservoir from Block 667 to 681; and • Change in the method of water storage from underground to at ground having an approximate height of 38 feet. The formal Notice and map are available on the Township’s website at: Written submissions to the Township of Springwater Planning Department will be accepted for a three week period up to July 3rd, 2013 for consideration prior to a decision being made by the Planning Committee. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION related to the proposed revisions to the Draft Plan of Subdivision is available at the Township of Springwater Municipal Office during regular office hours - Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

FIRE SAFETY IN THE KITCHEN Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you are simmering, baking, roasting, or boiling food, check it regularly, remain in the home,and use a timer. Keep things that can catch fire away from your stove top. Wear short, close-fitting or tightly rolled sleeves when cooking. Have a “kid-free zone” of at least 3 feet around the stove and areas where hot food or drink is prepared of carried. Keep an oven mitt and lid nearby. If a small grease fire starts in a pan, slide the lid over the flames and turn off the burner. Do not move the pan until it is completely cool. In case of an oven fire, keep the door closed and turn off the heat. Following a fire, the oven should be checked and/or serviced prior to further use. Treat a burn immediately. Place it in cool water for 3 to 5 minutes and cover with a clean, dry cloth. For serious burns seek medical attention right away. In the event of a fire you cannot quickly and easily extinguish, exit the premises and call 9-1-1. Visit Springwater Fire & Emergency Services online:

BUY LOCAL Springwater-Elmvale Farmers’ Market Returns!

DATED AT the Township of Springwater June 12, 2013.

Many vendors including bakers, fresh produce, maple syrup, artisans and crafters bring you the best in local products!

Contact the Planning Department by mail to 2231 Nursery Road, Minesing, ON L0L 1Y2, by phone 705-728-4784 ext. 2019, by fax 705-728-2759 or by email to

The 2013 Market runs every Friday from June 14 to October 4, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm in Elmvale at the municipal parking lot on Queen Street West.

SPRINGWATER SWING 7th Annual Mayor’s Golf Tournament Join Mayor Linda Collins and friends for Springwater Swing in support of community initiatives: Orr Lake Golf Club Thursday, August 15 Registration & Lunch - 11:00 am Tee Off - 12:30 pm For information regarding registration or sponsorship call 705-728-4784 ext. 2054 or email to

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MEETING SCHEDULE June 19 Recreation Advisory Committee 7:00 pm, Township Administration Centre June 20 Policing Committee 6:00 pm, Township Administration Centre June 24 Planning Committee 5:30 pm, Township Administration Centre June 25 Heritage Committee 7:00 pm, Township Administration Centre July 4 Phelpston Recreation Service Board 7:00 pm, Valender Park Building July 9 Elmvale Recreation Service Board 5:00 pm, Knox Building July 9 Grenfel Recreation Service Board 7:30 pm, Grenfel Community Hall July 15 Council Meeting 5:30 pm, Township Administraton Centre

SKATEBOARD PARK The mobile skateboard park will be open starting July 2nd from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Monday - Midhurst, Green Pine Park Tuesday - Phelpston, Valender Park Wednesday - Anten Mills, Community Centre Thursday - Hillsdale, Community Park Friday (July) - Grenfel, Community Park Friday (August) - Minesing, Pavilion

COMMUNITY POLICING The Springwater Community Policing Committee hopes that everyone has a safe summer; with the extra Holiday traffic please make an extra effort to be safe on our roads and highways by watching your speed and saving your texting and phone calls for your rest stops. The Committee does not meet during July and August but Stanley the speed sign will be in full operation during these months. 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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Cyndy's Just Dancin' 2013 Recital

Pics and story thanks to Jamie Dietrich - Cyndy’s Just Dancin’ held their annual recital in the Elmvale High School gymnasium Friday evening, June 7, and Saturday afternoon, June 8. All dance classes, from the 3 year-old ballerinas to the adult hip-hop class performed to sold-out crowds.  The two competitive companies entertained throughout the shows and the adult hip-hop crew delighted with their ‘Gangnam Style’ moves.  The dancers will take a break over the summer, and resume classes in September.


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482 Elizabeth Street Midland ON L4R 1Z8 (705) 526-8671 14 Coldwater Rd. W. Orillia ON L3V 6S2 (705) 326-3246 Businesses and the tourism industry in my riding of Simcoe North are being severely impacted as a result of the all time low declining water levels in the Great Lakes. Georgian Bay marinas are being forced to dredge their harbours at a cost of tens of millions of dollars. Without the dredging it will mean that marinas cannot operate, and jobs and tourism dollars will be lost, including those from the Trent Severn Waterway.  I recently had the opportunity to join forces with Simcoe Grey MPP Jim Wilson in raising this issue at the Ontario Legislature.  Mr. Wilson cited the example of Sturgeon Point Marina in Wasaga Beach which has spent $130,000 on dredging over the past two years and has an additional annual loss of $20,000 because of low water levels.  He noted that larger boats are having difficulty accessing the Nottawasaga River from Georgian Bay due to this problem.  I pointed out that the low water levels on Georgian Bay have become a natural disaster. We have seen millions of dollars spent by the McGuinty-Wynne Liberal Government on power plant closures and a dysfunctional regional tourism organization, and yet they are offering nothing to Georgian Bay marinas and other businesses that need help, so jobs can be saved. I also noted that the state of Michigan has a program, and the cheques are being sent out and asked “When can Ontario marinas expect the same treatment as the marinas in Michigan?”   For the past several months Jim Wilson and I have been working with our Conservative Caucus members through a Great Lakes Advisory Committee. The committee reviews everything from water levels to environmental and natural resources issues to economic development and the impact on municipalities.    We also recently hosted a meeting at Queen’s Park with members of the Water Level Alliance. This is a nonprofit organization behind the Stop the Drop Campaign, a campaign to bring awareness to the declining water levels. More information can be found at  The Liberal government must step up and show leadership to help ensure protection of this valuable resource.  Special Events   On Monday July 1, our country celebrates its 146th Birthday. It is my hope that no matter where you are, you will take part in a Canada Day celebration. My wife Jane and I look forward to participating in Canada Day events around the region.  I would also like to take this opportunity to remind you to circle July 13 on your calendar. That will be the day of my Annual Constituency Barbecue at the Coldwater Curling Club. The event runs from 3 until 6:30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome. I hope to see you there! "We are most alive when we're in love." - John Updike

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Celebrating 60 Years of Change at Whitfield's Guardian Pharmacy A Family Owned Business Since 1953

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Try to envision the challenges that Mary and Jack Whitfield faced in 1953 when they made the life changing decision to move their young family of four to Elmvale. Mary was pregnant with Peter’s "much older" brother Don (he calls him Daddy Donnie…and there is a story there as well!). She gave birth to him in the same month that they made the move to Elmvale, purchased 2 businesses, one of them being the pharmacy and the other being what would become the famous "ice cream store" at Woodland Beach (operated by the Whitfield’s for 40 years!).. Mary and Jack immediately became active members of the community, with their involvement in the United Church, Board of Trade, Board of Education, the Choral Society, the Penetanguishene General Hospital and other behind the scenes acts of dedication. As their community involvement increased their family expanded as well since it wasn’t long after (Dec 1954) that Peter made his debut. When Jack Whitfield started running the pharmacy in 1953 (it was originally established in 1890) he filled only four or five prescriptions a day. Now, well over a hundred are filled daily. The nature of modern prescriptions has changed as well. In the early days, most medicines were prepared by the pharmacist. Today, although Peter emphasizes he still compounds, the bulk of prescription medications are manufactured by drug companies. The focus is increasingly on prevention of disease, as well as treating specific illnesses. Peter recalls one of his first pharmaceutical requests for information when he was working at his parents Woodland Beach store at the tender age of twelve. He noticed an elderly woman who seemed somewhat perplexed and slightly annoyed when she couldn't find what she was looking for. She responded to his offer of assistance in a loud booming voice "Yah, I'm looking for your LSD spray." His response was silence. He knew that LSD was a drug, just not one you could access in the Pharmacy. She however didn't seem to fit the profile of a typical user. He recalls stating "there is no such thing as LSD spray, Ma’am." She looked condescendingly down her nose and insisted "Of course there is! I purchased it a couple of months ago right here in this store!" "Might it be some other combination of letters?" He offered. "No, it's LSD spray." she stated emphatically. "What is it used for?" he asked. "Women's problems" she

responded. His confidence shot, it was his turn to blanche and he frantically searched for his much older and wiser sister, Joanne, to bail him out of this predicament. Joanne approached the woman, while Peter beat a hasty retreat. She asked the same question "What was it used for?", got the same reply, paused for a moment, glanced in Peter's direction with a bit of a knowing twinkle in her eye and said " must mean FDS spray Madame (Feminine Deodorant Spray for the uninitiated)!" Pharmacy is becoming more and more people oriented and pharmacists work more closely than ever before with physicians and other health professionals to treat the whole person, not simply a disease. Another major role is that of dispenser of accurate information to the public. Many people consult their pharmacist about minor and not so minor ailments before going to the doctor. "There has certainly been a tremendous increase in the numbers of those seeking help mainly because of the increasing number of "orphan patients" or those without a family physician", says Peter. In order to give appropriate advice you need to have up to date information at your fingertips. Whitfield's Pharmacy was the first in Simcoe County to begin a patient record system. Cards were kept for each family, scrupulously recording medications, dosages, refill dates and other details like allergies and medical conditions. The doctors thought it was a great idea. "It was the start of us really practicing our profession the way we were supposed to," says Jack Whitfield. Whitfield's Pharmacy was also one of the first in the province to adopt a computer system for patient record keeping,’’ way back in 1977. It was also one of the first to utilize printed patient counseling leaflets with every new medication dispensed so that patients could be better informed. In addition, Whitfield's was one of the first to embrace computer palm technology to further enhance the availability of information delivery to the patient. "This has probably been one of the most significant advances for the profession since I started as a young pharmacist a year or 2 ago," adds Peter. It surprises Peter that more pharmacists and physicians don’t embrace this kind of technology. "We are inundated with so much new information on a daily basis and it is a challenge to keep informed. We need a ready source of accurate information to assist in the treatment of our patients." CONTINUED next paper


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Zoo Tech

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Baseball Camp

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Youth Leadership Camp This two week program has been designed to give youth valuable experience, gain leadership skills and program/day camp planning opportunities. During the first week campers will complete extensive leadership training and skill development to prepare for the second week where they will be placed with a counselor at our Summer Quest Camp Program. Junior Golf Camp This camp is excellent for the beginner and avid golfer! Campers will spend ½ day at Orr Lake Golf Club refining their skills with golf professionals and partaking in the game of golf. Other ½ day will be spent at camp taking part in sports, games and traditional camp activities. Hockey Camp Campers will spend 2 hours on ice refining their skills focused on power skating and drills. The other ½ day will be spent at camp taking part in sports, games and traditional camp activities. Campers must have completed one year of organized minor hockey. *Campers are required to have full equipment

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Emergency Services Camp Throughout the week you’ll catch a glimpse of the life of a paramedic, a police officer and a firefighter. What equipment do they use? Baseball Camp For those new to baseball or looking for skill development! We’ll focus on catching, fine-tune the proper mechanics of a good throw and the development of your swing. Lots of games and skills to develop coordination, cooperation and FUN! The Hobbit Based on the children’s classic book, our camp will focus on the same themes – personal growth and forms of heroism!! Set in a time “Between the Dawn of Faerie and the Dominion of Men”!! Follow the quest of home-loving hobbit Bilbo Baggins! Lots of fun during this week-long adventure! Chef’s Camp This camp introduces campers to the fundamentals of cooking and baking. Campers will spend their mornings preparing their lunch and dessert. Baking, crafts and games will fill the afternoons with fun! This camp is sure to teach participants quick, yummy, healthy classics that they can cook up at home!

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$120 $150

8 – 13 years


No one has been able to explain to me why young men and women serve in the Canadian Military for up to 20 years, risking their lives & limbs, protecting our freedom, and only get about 50% of their pay on Retirement. While Politicians hold their political positions in the safe confines of the Nation's Capital, protected by these same men and women, and receive full-pay on Retirement .... after serving only two terms.

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Letters to the Editor • The Springwater Forum • Your Page


Well, it's official; Summer is here once again! Not only does the calendar tell me so, but... just removed from the local Sunset Bay Community Association locked-enclosed-glass-bulletin-board, (on Tiny Township property), was the "Happy New Year / Merry Christmas" greeting... finally replaced with something else: the notice for 'their' Annual General Meeting. I see they have specified "all members welcome". Wording I'm sure, chosen by 'the executive powers' that be, to make things... CLEAR! It is still not clear to me though... by any fair sort of logic, why I can't be kept 'up-to-date' as to what these 'executive members' might be up to - in approaching Tiny Council with various requests or 'local decisions', made, quite so, out of range to my scope. If you missed my letter here from last Summer, I wasn't even 'allowed' to stand on the parkland property in question - to just ask our Deputy Mayor the simple question: "How can it be so - that I cannot get minutes of this Association's meetings - even being willing to pay for photocopies ~ ?" (!) It's certainly nice to be up to date - and I for one, endeavour, (as best I can), to try and keep informed to 'goings-on', politically speaking, from World politics right down to 'local neighbourhood politics'. Perhaps George Lawrence, since you seem to be a regular attendee (schmoozer) at these (not so open) events, you could, on record at this year's meeting, explain Tiny Council's logic on this matter - in this day and age of, supposedly, a move towards transparency in politics on all levels. (I guess I can listen from... across the road!) Your answer to me from last year, "It's not in our (Tiny Council's) jurisdiction" is not acceptable. Apparently, it is 'quite acceptable' to this Association's elite. A group of people that have no problem with 'one of their own' deciding he doesn't want a certain individual (me) in the Association - my asking too many questions for one thing; kicking this same (former) member (myself) out of a general meeting - for just trying to ask a question on microphone of this same executive - (after being challenged to do so) etc etc ... Well, me myself & I thinks this is just not right. Is the "C" in S.B.C.A. for "Clique" ... or "Community" ? Perhaps a former Tiny Mayor - and , I'm sure, 'esteemed member' of your executive, Anthony Lancia, might 'pipe up' on this matter... If I had to offer any 'Thanks' to this executive - it would have to be in a sarcastic light. "A special Thank You" for accepting my membership dues every year (until it was decided I was no longer welcome), and for the myriad of ridiculous / hilarious stories and events that would make up a (quite laughable) book! Have a LOVELY SUMMER... EVERYONE! Peter E Davenport TINY TOWN, ON


Hi just a little note, I love to read your newspaper, specially stuff you have in shaded area, I have noticed in your story on page 4 about wieners that could make Austrians upset, since when I went to school last (about 55 years ago) Vienna was in Austria, not Italy & I believe it is there today! Regards.     Slavko   Tiny

The Sun Brings the Warmest

The Sound of Music comes from the cute smiling faces of the EDH School choir. Once again we seniors of the Day Out Program have had a private concert put on by Mr. LeFaive, music teacher and his talented students who took the time out to give back to the community by visiting us on the afternoon of Mary 30th. It is easy to see how proud their teacher is of his students. He gave them the choice to pick out their own songs, some of which they wrote and composed themselves. Each song told a story. What a wonderful performance they put on for us old folks! The parents and teachers should be very proud of their young ones. They are all so polite and happy and love their music which they do such an excellent job of. I just want to personally thank every one of them and wish them all success for their future. Earl Chiasson, Wasaga Beach.


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Leitch just doesn’t get food safety

Dear editor, Canadians count on the government to make sure the food we eat is safe, yet when it comes to the inspection system, MP Kellie Leitch and the Conservative government refuse to own up to their own mistakes. An independent review of last year’s XL Foods E. coli outbreak, which led to the largest beef recall in Canadian history, found that the outbreak was entirely preventable. It found that there was not “a strong food safety culture” in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency at all levels. Staff were inadequately trained and inspection practices weren’t good enough. Our government failed. Many of these problems would have been fixed if the Conservatives had followed through on their commitment to implement the recommendations of the Weatherill Report on the listeriosis contamination at Maple Leaf Foods in 2008, a serious shortcoming they refuse to admit. The Conservatives claim they have been “bolstering” our food inspection system and that they have “added 20% to the personnel.” In fact, documents reveal they plan to cut hundreds of food safety and inspection staff at CFIA, which will reduce, not strengthen our food safety system. They also failed to implement the final recommendation of the Weatherill Report, which called for an independent, comprehensive resource audit to ensure that the CFIA had the resources, human and otherwise to carry out its mandate. Even the former President of the CFIA, Carole Swan, said that what they did do was not the audit the Weatherill report called for. That could have prevented many of the problems. This slapdash approach allowed problems at XL Foods to go unchecked for years, allowing the E. coli contamination that caused 18 Canadians to get sick, cost $16-27 million to the beef industry and undermined consumer confidence in our food safety system. Will Ms. Leitch and the Conservatives actually implement the recommended changes to food inspection to prevent a third major food crisis on their watch?  Don’t hold your breath—when I asked in Question Period, they refused to commit to an implementation date. Yours sincerely, Frank Valeriote, MP Liberal Party of Canada Agriculture Critic 613-996-4758

Students suffer from backwards Conservative priorities

Dear Editor, Why has the federal government reduced the number of student summer jobs it sponsors when the youth job market still has not recovered from the recession? Under the Conservative government, the number of student summer jobs has been cut by tens of thousands since 2006. Fewer students are getting help to create a summer job where they can earn their first work experience and money to pay for their education. This cut couldn’t have come at a worse time. Youth unemployment is double the national rate and there are 231,000 fewer youth jobs in Canada since the recession. It’s a tough economy these days for our young people. Bizarrely, instead of investing in our youth by creating student summer jobs, the Conservatives chose to spend millions of taxpayer dollars on trying to snow job Canadians with their shameless self-promoting commercials. Every time one of these brutal Harper ads interrupts your NHL playoff game, know that the $95,000 cost of it could have paid for 32 student summer jobs! Or in other words, for everyone second these ads are on the air, another unemployed young Canadian could have had a job, but is going without. It’s a travesty. The government’s priorities seem to have been set in a bubble, completely walled off from the reality that Canadian families are facing. That’s not good enough. We should be doing more to help youth until their job market recovers, not less. Yours sincerely, Rodger Cuzner, MP, Liberal Party of Canada Human Resources and Skills Development Critic 613-992-6756

Bean Amalgamation Nearing Completion

STRATFORD, ON (June 13, 2013) – The amalgamation of the Ontario Bean Producers’ Marketing Board and the Ontario Coloured Bean Growers Association to become Ontario Bean Growers is well underway with the announcement of a General Manager and the setting of 2013 license fees. Erin Morgan (formerly Fletcher) has been hired as the General Manager of Ontario Bean Growers working from the new office at 59 Lorne Avenue East in Stratford. As of July 1, 2013 all producers of beans in the province will report production and pay license fees to the new Ontario Bean Growers organization. License fees for all beans for the 2013 production year have been set at $6.60 per tonne ($0.30 per cwt). “We are excited for this new chapter in bean production in Ontario with the creation of this new board,” says Marinus Bakker, chair of the Ontario Bean Producers’ Marketing Board. “More information about the board of directors and the new regulations will be available to producers after July 1.” As the July 1 commencement date approaches, Morgan will be providing regular updates to producers on the Ontario Bean Growers website as details become available

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Online Petition Against Midhurst Plan Launches

Midhurst, Ontario – June 12, 2013 - The momentum against the Midhurst Secondary Plan (MSP) is growing. The recent online petition started by the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association (MRA), exposes Springwater Township's plans to sacrifice 756 hectares (only 150 hectares shy of the mega-quarry) of Class 1 and 2 farmland for housing development and balloon the population of Midhurst from 3,500 residents to 30,000 – the same population as Orillia today. Furthermore, the discharge site for the wastewater effluent is just upstream from the internationally significant Minesing Wetlands and the ecological impacts on such a fragile water system could be disastrous. “We started this petition in response to public outcry. People realize that this development makes no sense and that it must be stopped,” says Margaret Prophet, Communications Director for the MRA. “We wanted to give them another way to make their voices heard.” And that is exactly what residents and concerned citizens across Canada have been doing. The initial goal was to have 1000 signers and the petition quickly surpassed its halfway mark within the first week of its launch. The cause against the MSP has also been garnering support from other groups such as AWARE Simcoe, Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture and Council of Canadians -Simcoe Chapter. “Most recently, we had the honour of Mike Schreiner, Leader of the Green Party of Ontario, sign our petition and share it with his followers on Twitter. That was a real boost for us; it shows that this issue goes beyond the concern of residents and should be one that politicians weigh in on too. After all, they represent the people and the people are clearly concerned,” added Prophet. The MRA encourages all concerned citizens to sign and share their online petition at the following address: http:// There is also a link to the petition on the group’s Facebook page “Save Midhurst Village”. “The cause to save Midhurst, preserve the farms that feed all of us and protect our fresh water sources is growing,” summed David Strachan, Interim President of the MRA. “As a result, we welcome anyone who wants to lend their efforts to this key Springwater issue. No effort is too small or unnecessary – the key is deciding to do something.” A volunteer meeting will be held at the Midhurst Community Hall on Doran Rd on June 27th at 7 pm. If you are unable to attend, you can contact the MRA via Communications Director, Margaret Prophet at 705-730-1774 or email at The Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association (MRA) is a collective of over 400 volunteers and concerned residents from both Midhurst and Springwater Township. Established to protect the integrity of Midhurst and surrounding communities, it represents the best interest of residents and responsible growth. The MRA has a positive vision of growth and development for the area and hopes to encourage Springwater Township to develop a more fiscally responsible and ecologically sound plan for growth that simultaneously protects precious farmland and preserves local water sources. You can find out more about the MRA and the Midhurst Secondary Plan on their website or through their Facebook page “Save Midhurst Village”. For more information about the MRA and its efforts against the Midhurst Secondary Plan or to set up an interview please contact David Strachan, Interim President of the MRA at 705 229-4722 or via email davidistrachan@ or Margaret Prophet, Media Contact at 705 730-1774 or via email at “Our commitment to our members as this process continues is transparency,” says Gary Fluttert, chair of the Ontario Coloured Bean Growers Association. “Our new General Manager has gone through this process of amalgamation as a manager at Grain Farmers of Ontario, and we are anticipating a productive and exciting next few months as we get the new organization up and running.” Ontario Bean Growers Ontario Bean Growers is a not for profit organization that represents the interests of farmers in Ontario that grow beans. Founded in 2013, the organization is an amalgamation of the Ontario Bean Producers’ Marketing Board and the Ontario Coloured Bean Growers Association. The farmer members of Ontario Bean Growers produce fifteen different types of beans on 130,000 acres annually. "Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere."   -- G. K. Chesterton

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The Sports Zone by Mike Townes Last Sunday was Father’s Day, so I decided to put together the top ten father/son(s) combinations in sports history. You may not all agree but here are my picks. 1. Gordie/Marty/Mark Howe: Number one because father Gordie played with both his boys in the WHA and the NHL. Gordie and Mark are both in the Hockey Hall of Fame. They skated together with the Houston Aeros and the Hartford Whalers. 2. Ken Griffey Sr. /Jr.: See above. They were the first father/son combo to play on the same team in major league baseball history in 1990. 3. Bobby/Brett Hull: Together, they scored 1,351 NHL goals. Both are in the Hockey Hall of Fame. They also both scored at least 50 goals in a season. If they played together, they would be number one. 4. Archie/Peyton/Eli Manning: All three were first round picks in the NFL as quarterbacks. Peyton and Eli have won Super Bowls and will likely end up in the NFL Hall of Fame. Archie never played on team with a winning record or played in a playoff game in his 13-year career. 5. Bobby/Barry Bonds: Father Bobby was the first major player to hit 300 homeruns and steal 400 bases. Son Barry was the second to do it plus picking up 7 MVP awards. 6. Ray/Bob/Brent/Aaron Boone: Grandfather Ray played 13 baseball seasons starting in 1948. Son Bob played 19 seasons (7 Gold Gloves) starting in 1972. Bob’s sons Brent (played 14 years) and Aaron (played 7 years) for a grand total of 53 seasons of Boones in the major leagues. All four played in at least one all-star game. 7. Cecil/Prince Fielder: They are the only father/ son combo in major league history to each hit 50 plus homeruns in a major league season. 8. Sandy Alomar Sr./Jr./Roberto: Sandy senior played 15 seasons in the major leagues while son Sandy played 20 years. Of course, Roberto is in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Sandy Senior coached both boys in San Diego. 9. Cal Ripken Sr./Jr./Billy: Would be higher but father Cal never played in the major leagues but had a great career as a coach. He coached both boys with Baltimore. Cal Junior is in the Hall of Fame and played 2,632 consecutive games. 10. Lee/Richard Petty: Father Lee won 54 races and was the NASCAR points champion 3 times. Richard had 200 wins and won the points title 7 times. Quiz Time: The NHL playoffs are coming to an end and the best player in the playoffs will win the Conn Smythe Trophy. Name the player that has won this trophy a record three times? Answer below. On the Floor: The 2013 World Ball Hockey Championships were held at the old Maple Leaf Garden location the first week of June. Canada won the gold medal in women’s and men’s divisions. Frankie Edgecombe from Elmvale was on the gold medal team that beat the USA 7-1…Elmvale resident Jeff Lees took part in the tournament as a referee and he did the men’s bronze medal game…Teams that took part are not known as ice hockey power houses -- Great Britain, East Africa, Portugal, India and Pakistan. On the Diamond: The Barrie Baycats had a busy two

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weeks. Last Sunday night, they traveled to Kitchener and came home with an 11-5 win thanks to a 7-run 7th inning. The Panthers led 5-3 after 5 innings until Barrie exploded for the big inning. Kevin Atkinson had the big stick for Barrie hitting two homeruns and producing 8 RBI. Kyle Gilligan, Jeff Cowan and Ryan Asis had two hits each. Adam Rowe was the winning pitcher allowing 12 hits and 5 runs over 7 innings. He also had 9 strikeouts. Barrie is now tied for 3rd place with a 10-8 record. In other action they split a doubleheader with London winning 7-3 and losing 7-2; were outscored by Toronto 10-9; and had wins over Kitchener (7-1), Guelph (7-5 and 10-3) plus a 13-3 win over Hamilton…Next home games for Barrie at home include first place Brantford (173) at 7:30 pm on Thursday, June 20, Toronto Thursday, June 27th at 7:30 pm and Tuesday, July 2nd at 7:30 pm against Burlington…The Wyevale Tribe were in Tavistock for their first tournament of the year. They were 2-2 for the tournament and this result gives the Tribe a good chance of qualifying for the World Fastball Tournament in Quad Cities in August…The Blue Jays are on a winning streak. I said last issue they needed a 10-game winning streak to get back in the race. As of Monday, they have won 6 in a row and 8 of 10. A good start to reaching the .500 mark and then moving up the standings. This Day in Sports (June 20th): The Belmont Stakes ran on this day in 1914…Bobby Jones won the British Open in 1930…Joe Louis won the Heavyweight Championship in 1940…Floyd Patterson won the Heavyweight Championship in 1960…Muhammad Ali was convicted of refusing induction into the armed forces in 1967…Tom Watson won the US Open in 1982…Dan Maloney was named coach of the Winnipeg Jets in 1986…The Chicago Bulls won the NBA championship in 1993…Ernie Els won the US Open in 1994. This & That: As of Monday, the Chicago-Boston series is going the distance. After three games, both teams are beating up on each other on the ice. The team that has the most healthy players in game seven will win the cup… Patrick Roy has won a record three (1986, 1993 and 2001) Conn Smythe Trophies as playoff MVP.

Local Girl, 14, Receives Canada’s “TOP 20 UNDER 20” Award

Maya Burhanpurkar, a local (Horseshoe Valley Highlands) 14 year old 9th grade student received the “Top 20 Under 20” award Thursday at a ceremony held in Toronto. The award is considered Bruce Finlayson Memorial Tournament to be the highest civilian honour that can be granted to a Canadian youth. The independent judging panel which evaluated hundreds of nominations from across the country consisted of members of the Order of Canada. Maya was recognized for a long roster of achievements including her many local, national and global volunteer activities, her development of a “smart antibiotic” which kills pathogenic bacteria but leaves good bacteria unharmed, her discovery of the cardio-protective properties of an experimental Alzheimer’s drug, and her discovery of the integral of distance as a new quantity in fundamental physics. Maya will travel to the Arctic next month to produce a The first annual Bruce Finlayson Memorial Tournament documentary film about climate change with a Nobel was held at the Midland and District Lawn Bowling Club prize winning environmental scientist and she is also on Thursday, June 13. This is a ladies pairs tournament starting a non-profit agency to bring a new smart-phoneand teams from Midland, Newmarket, Willowdale, Stayner based telehealth videoconferencing technology to African and Orillia competed for cash prizes. Bruce was a well villages and disaster hit regions around the world. The new service will allow doctors to treat patients known lawn bowler, teacher, coach and sports hall of within minutes of a medical emergency via live 2-way famer. The tournament winners were Cindy Higgins and video link, rather than waiting weeks to physically travel Carol Finlayson  from Midland in top spot (shown above to the region.   L to R), followed by Zee Jones and Madeleine Shabo from Maya has also served on the Minister of Education’s Willowdale and Lori Butineau and Peggy Dundas from Student Advisory Panel, as an executive of the nonMidland in third place. Cindy and Carol will be competing profit Science Expo Canada and is a student editor at the at the provincial championship in Pickering on June 15 Canadian Young Scientist Journal. Maya has also been awarded the Queen Elizabeth Jubilee and 16 hoping to defend their title from last year. The drawmasters for the Finlayson tournament were Bill medal and last year won the National Science Fair Grand Platinum award, among numerous other honours and Hunter and Clare Robinson.  (Higgins Photo)  awards.

The local elementary schools competed in the area tack and field meet at St. Theresa’s High School on Thursday, June 13. Well over 500 teachers, athletes, and parents enjoyed the sunshine and warm temperature.  Jacob Fay, representing Our Lady of Lourdes, and Ben Dietrich, representing Wyevale Public School lept and landed in the long jump event. Photos by Jamie Dietrich

Eagles Soar at OFSAA Track and Field Championships

Emily Oldfield, Pat Ryall, Jenn O'Neil, Sam Irwin On June 6th the Elmvale Eagles Track Team travelled to Oshawa, Ontario to take part in the OFSAA Track and Field Championships. Four members of the Elmvale Track team competed at the highest level. Emily Oldfield is a grade 9 student and competed as a midget girl in high jump. Emily was rewarded with a season best performance and the eventual bronze medal in the event. She also competed in the 300 m hurdles. Patrick Ryall, a grade 9 student, competed in midget boys discus throw. Pat entered the event ranked 17th in the province. Through a series of personal Emily Oldfield with her best throws, Patrick advanced bronze medal in high to the final 8 throwers and finished up with an amazing jump throw of 44.81 m and a fourth place finish. Samantha Irwin, the senior member of the team provided inspiration with a great competition in senior girls discus. She battled the elements and faced pouring rain through the entire competition. She was able to overcome the adverse conditions and ultimately win a silver medal. Jennifer O’Neil, a grade 10 student and junior member of the team, competed in both Sam Irwin    with her javelin and discus. Jenn’s silver medal in discus javelin competition went extremely well. She threw 29.46 m and finished 11th in the province. In discus, Jennifer was able to put forth her best finish she threw her season’s best throw to advance to the final and came 4th with a throw of 31.26 m. At the end of the meet the three Elmvale girls were rated as the 20th highest scoring team at OFSAA out of almost 300 high schools present. Coach Nigro, Allen and Macmillan wish to congratulate the Eagle athletes on their unbelievable success at the Track and Field Championships. Rainbows caused by sunlight always appear in the section of sky directly opposite the sun. In a "primary rainbow", the arc shows red on the outer part and violet on the inner side. In a double rainbow, a second arc is seen outside the primary arc, and has the order of its colors reversed, red facing toward the other one, in both rainbows. A rainbow does not actually exist at a particular location in the sky. Its apparent position depends on the observer's location and the position of the sun. Most people think the only colors of a rainbow are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet, but a rainbow is actually made up of an entire continuum of colors-even colors the eye can't see. Sir Isaac Newton discovered the seven distinct colors of the visible spectrum.

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Springwater RETAINS EVERYONE COUNTS® Electronic Voting For 2014 Municipal Elections SPRINGWATER TOWNSHIP / June 14, 2013 – The Township of Springwater, Ontario selected Everyone Counts® to implement an electronic voting system for the October 2014 Municipal Elections. The contract was awarded following a rigorous search by the Township for a state-of-the-art alternative internet and telephone voting solution. The Everyone Counts® eLect™ voting system will be available for Advance Voting and on Voting Day to enhance access, increase usability, and improve the overall voting experience for the citizens of the Township of Springwater. Providing the option to vote by internet, phone, or in person will increase the efficiency of our administrative resources while simultaneously empowering voters and simplifying participation methods. Voters will now have the ability to securely access, mark, and submit their unique ballot from any internet device – including personal computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, such as Blackberry and iPhone, and even gaming devices, such as Xbox and Wii. John Daly, Director of Corporate Services and Clerk for the Township of Springwater announced, “through Council's leadership in seeing the benefits for rural communities, we are committed to providing our residents with the very best in accessible, secure, and innovative solutions for voting. Everyone Counts® has a demonstrated a proven track record in working with government election administrations globally to implement secure and convenient voting solutions. We are pleased to have them as our partner to ensure delivery of the best possible election experience for our 2014 Municipal Elections.” “We are honoured to have been selected by the Township of Springwater to provide our state-of-the-art accessible, secure, and cost-effective voting system,” said Lori Steele, Chairman and CEO of Everyone Counts, Inc. ® “Our Company was founded to set a new standard for security, accessibility, and transparency in elections. We look forward to serving the voters of the Township of Springwater to ensure that each person can vote privately, and trust that their vote will be secure and counted.  We thank Council, Mr. Daly, and the Springwater Elections Committee for their leadership in advance for their citizens and in the electoral process.” Everyone Counts® Software as a Service (SaaS) election platform provides a secure, reliable, and transparent process for receiving, marking, and submitting ballots. The eLect™ solution features multiple layers of militarygrade encryption and delivers cost savings, enhanced accessibility, increased accuracy, and environmental sustainability. Springwater is a municipality of approximately 18,000 residents located in the heart of Simcoe County. Springwater Township is home to the second largest concentration of County Forests and is a popular destination for outdoor activities in all four seasons. About Everyone Counts, Inc. Everyone Counts, the world’s leading provider of stateof-the-art election administration and voting systems, uniquely combines world-class expertise in technology, computer security, usability, and election administration. Through continuous innovation, experience, and expertise, Everyone Counts has modernized election best practices worldwide since 1997. Our patented and patent pending innovations are quickly becoming the global industry standard, transforming the $31 billion election industry. Everyone Counts’ SaaS-based election administration tools and voting platform are daily helping governments and private membership organizations improve their existing processes, systems, and services.

Rosie’s Devotions Rocks, Tree Stumps, and Crevices

It was a dreary, windy, and cloudy day as some of us went for a long walk to "Gerry's Point". Gerry was one of the friends with whom we had gone camping on Manitoulin Island and who had passed away. One day a few years before, as he went exploring with his dog, he came across a hidden logging road off the main road and had discovered this scenic point. We had to watch where we walked on the road to Gerry's Point, as the terrain was pretty rough. There were rocks covered with moss, fallen logs, and tree stumps that were scattered on the way that we had to step over. We also had to watch for deep crevices in the rocks that we could easily get caught in and stumble over. Some crevices along the way were so deep that when we looked down, we couldn't see anything. It had rained during the night, so we had to be extra careful that we didn't slip on the rocks and fall. Romans 5:3-We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. (NLT) I wondered how much longer it would be for us to reach this spectacular view that Gerry had boasted about. And then, all of a sudden, it was there, right in front of us. It was breathtaking. Before me lay deep blue water that seemed to go on forever. There were a couple of small islands to my left and some more to the right. Hundreds of feet below were thousands of trees. I was standing on a protruding rock that jutted out from the main rock formation. The sun had come out and shone onto the water, which created tiny glistening diamonds that seemed to move slowly towards us and then seemed to float away again. What a view! This scene reminded me of our life's journey. In our lives, we are faced with various trials, like those rocks and tree stumps that confronted us on our walk. Sometimes, we need the help of a friend's hand, as we stumble through a perplexing event. Sometimes, we need a kind word, or a note, or a telephone call to help us through our sadness. Psalm 37:24-Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.(NLT) 1 Peter 1:6-So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while.(NLT) John 16:33-I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.(NLT) Prayer: Almighty God and Creator of the beauty that surrounds us, we thank You. When we stumble or fall, send us friends who will help us get back up. Help us, likewise, to become a welcome relief to someone in need. Amen. Rosemary Hagedorn, Penetanguishene,

Lakehead Highlighted in Ontario Universities’ Going Greener Report

Lakehead University is doing its part to help Ontario’s university campuses and students shrink their environmental footprints, according to the fourth annual Going Greener report released today by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU). “Ontario’s universities have so many responsibilities to society, whether it’s facilitating the success of future generations, or helping protect the world in which they will succeed,” said Lakehead University President & Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Brian Stevenson. “I am very proud of how Lakehead and Ontario’s university community has taken a leading role in environmental initiatives.” Lakehead University’s environmental initiatives highlighted in Report: • Its entire Orillia campus is built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum standards • The University began generating its own geothermal energy in 2012 • Moved forward with plans to install organic waste conversion system in main cafeteria • Biorefining Research Institute continues to grow • Partnership with other universities to create

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Springwater Teen Receives Ontario Fire Safety Award

SPRINGWATER TOWNSHIP / June 12, 2013 – The Ontario Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council presented a Springwater teen with the Fire Marshal’s Award for Excellence in Fire Safety on June 12 in Toronto. This very special award recognizes a group or individual who makes an exceptional contribution in promoting fire safety and public education in Ontario.

(From L to R: Ted Wieclawek-Ontario Fire Marshal, Wilkins Family, Tony VanDam-Springwater Fire Chief) Nominated by Springwater Fire and Emergency Services, Amanda Wilkins, 16, demonstrated how important it is to act quickly when alerted to a fire by a smoke detector. Amanda’s father had not heard the alarm and it was her shouting that woke him and allowed him to exit the home safely. Using what she had learned about fire safety, Amanda was able to push out of a bedroom window onto the roof and jump to the ground below, suffering a broken foot in the process. The family was fire safety conscious and had working smoke alarms and fire extinguishers in the home; Amanda knew to vacate the house through a bedroom window when her exit through the door was not possible; they had practiced this method as part of their home escape plan. “This incident is an example of why early warning systems, such as smoke detectors on every level of your home, save lives,” said Fire Chief, Tony VanDam “and knowing two ways out of every room will increase your chances of survival significantly.”

Sustainability and Education Policy Network The Going Greener report was released, today at 9:30 a.m., at a media conference at University of Toronto’s St. George campus. Offering her remarks to media and guests was COU President and CEO, Bonnie M. Patterson. “Whether it’s protected bike racks, discount transit passes, low-flow toilets or local food at campus cafeterias, Ontario universities and their students are showing they really care about the environment,” said Patterson. Universities also have expanded their own commitment to teaching about environmental sustainability, with 15 of 22 campuses across the province introducing new courses related to the environment in the past year. Going Greener concludes that Ontario universities made significant progress on environmental sustainability in 2012, despite the challenges of budgetary restraints. Going Greener Report highlights: Two-thirds of campuses in Ontario now have staff dedicated to environmental sustainability • The majority of Ontario campuses measure emissions and energy consumption • 86 per cent of campuses offer free or discounted transit passes

More than 85 per cent of campuses have installed low-flow toilets, shower heads and faucets • Local foods are available at the majority of campuses All Ontario university executive heads signed a sustainability pledge in 2009, called Ontario Universities: Committed to a Greener World, committing them to environmental sustainability with measurable outcomes and mandatory reporting. The pledge, as well as further background information on previous Going Greener reports and events, can be found on the COU website ( Click here to view the COU’s 2012 Going Greener Report: goinggreenerreport2012 In the U.S. alone, more than 10 billion donuts are made every year. The US donut industry is worth 3.6 billion dollars. The hole in the donut's center appeared in the first half of the 19th Century and allows the donut to cook more evenly.

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Construction Ltd. Lawrence agrees, citing concern over loss of agricultural land Waverley, Ontario AWARE Simcoe June 15 2013 - Penetanguishene R.R. 3, Elmvale, Ontario 705-322-1881 Mayor Gerry Marshall expressed anger and Are you satisfied with the look & feel of your dentures? frustration at Wednesday’s corporate services At Meilun & Meilun, we provide high quality service directly to the committee meeting that Simcoe County has public, specializing in customized dentures that fit well and put forward a motion to dismiss the Midhurst recreate the character of your natural smile. Ratepayers Association from the Ontario Complete & Partial Dentures Municipal Board hearing on the amended Official Implant Retained & Surgical Appliances It’s at the OMB, it’s up to the OMB to make their Same Day Reline & Repair Services Plan. He was supported by Tiny Mayor George Lawrence. decision. Springwater Mayor Linda Collins made no comment. Consultations are free. Avoid the inconvenience of downtown parking. Councillor George Lawrence (Tiny) To Following are excerpts from a transcript of the Make the decision you’ll be comfortable with. Visit us at our Cedar Pointe office. address Councillor Marshall’s comments, is there discussion: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm a time frame still available? If there’s that big an Councillor Gerry Marshall (Penetanguishene) I Evenings & Saturday by appointment. issue over this and the people feel they haven’t have received emails with concerns that the county has 34 Cedar Pointe Drive, Unit #510, Barrie been heard is there a time frame still available introduced a motion to dismiss the MRA from the OMB. that something could be done as Councillor If so, can we get an update and have an understanding how Marshall said, four hours and a cup of coffee? that can occur without County Council direction? There’s no place for argument that the Members of Denturist Association of Ontario Planning director David Parks Yes, we are in the OMB opportunity is there, and I support Councillor process, it’s part of the process. We put forward a motion, Marshall, I agree with him, if there is a a motion to say here’s our parameters for that matter problem here, you don’t want something flowing back Canadian Premature Babies Foundation (Midhurst Secondary Plan), that we think that matter a you after the fact, saying I never got the opportunity Applauds Federal Government already been decided by the Ontario Municipal Board, and I agree with what the warden has stated… They can say what it’s a fair and open process, we provided our information to Edmonton, Alberta – Wednesday, they want. But they are initially not going to the OMB, they are that party (the MRA) in advance, they have an opportunity June 12, 2013 - As of June 9th, going through the County, we who make the decision on this. to respond and there will be a hearing on this - so it’s part eligible parents who take leave I support what Councillor Marshall’s indicated, I don’t of the OMB process for that and for the Official Plan. from work to provide care or know whether there’s a time frame or some options are It’s all prescribed and a fair and open hearing and a day support to their critically ill available but it’s a serious concern – and it’s part of what scheduled for it, so it’s part of the OMB process. or injured child can receive I brought up this morning when I was talking about the Marshall I’m still a little confused that there’s no county Employment Insurance (EI) loss of property and lands and the use of farmlands and direction to do this. I’ve been harping for some time special benefits for Parents of Critically Ill Children agriculture. It’s a serious issue and if there are concerns on the need to have an open house, we need to engage (PCIC). from these people – if we can afford the four hours, I with the public in the process so take some time and “This is wonderful news for parents of premature children would strongly support it. engage, possibly participate in the OMB process... So who qualify for this benefit. Raising a premature child can Parks …by proceeding to lay clearly and precisely what here we are again saying to our citizens – saying (with) take quite a toll on family life and work life. Depending on our argument is, and then they have an opportunity to put the OMB process, now you’re getting to speak, that’s the health complications of your child it is often difficult their argument and say, well, we’re wrong and then they your opportunity to speak in the process, and all of a to return to work,” says Katharina Staub President of the present why we’re wrong to the board and the board will sudden I find that staff find a way to put a motion that Canadian Premature Babies Foundation.  “This is a big adjudicate that. With regards to the participants coming to actually mitigates what I just informed them they can do. step forward in investing in the health and well-being of the hearing, as I indicated to council and the last corporate So I’m real angry that staff is going off on a direction of Canadian families.” services meeting, the board ruled that any one who wants their own, when the spirit of our conversation, and the One in 10 babies are born too early, according to the to be a participant can come on June 20 and ask the board spirit of the response in particular from Mr Parks’ answer World Health Organization. Premature newborns are the to consider them to be a participant and they can added to my question, was that the process is such that our largest pediatric patient group in Canada but there is little to the list to participate in the Ontario Municipal Board citizens get to speak at the OMB. Now we’re putting a awareness in the public about pre-term birth and associated hearing. That option has been opened up by the board. But barrier up there. I don’t know what our motivation would health complications. you’re right Mr. Chair, the Ontario Municipal Board now be put a barrier up to stop citizens from engaging in the The Foundation’s mission is three-fold; to reduce preterm takes the place of council… so it’s totally in their hands process. What could possibly be gained by shutting this birth through education and research, to support the and we’re following proper procedure which is required. down? Let them let the OMB decide the process to be. Let best standards of care for premature babies, and to give Deputy Warden Harry Hughes (Oro-Medonte) our citizens speak clearly. There’s another complication to this. If we seek advice premature babies and their families a voice across Canada. Parks That’s what is transpiring. We’ve put a motion from everyone, then the next question that we can fall forward to saying here are our legal arguments on this into is, what we do with that advice? If in fact we hear particular issue. We lay it all out in affidavits, all the data, people, they put forward concerns, and we don’t act all the information is distributed, this is our argument. upon those concerns… then we get ourselves into Now you present your argument and the board will make a another situation. And so the complication that would decision. They have a full day hearing scheduled. They can occur by having public input at this stage would be the Heroine or Chocolate take as long as they need to present their views in whatever potential criticism of you just went through the motions Courage, devotion and loyalty: form they feel appropriate so it’s an open hearing, we are and you really didn’t do anything with it. And I believe these character qualities were following our protocol and procedure under the OMB. So that once again we have to be reminded, we’re into a demonstrated by Laura Secord I think it’s as fair and open as it can be. legal process here and that there is an avenue to make when she took her long walk Marshall …I’m taking personal offence at this I really sure that people can have their concerns brought into the in 1813. am. We had a process of trying to engage the citizens OMB. To me, there’s a possibility there’s a pitfall there. Frank O’Connor admired and we put citizens through a (inaudible) process Discussion at May county council meeting Laura, and those qualities, that could be easily mitigated by a cup of coffee and which he followed himself, four hours and I will continue to press this issue… Conservation Ontario Seconds and honoured Laura by naming It’s unpleasant, it’s maybe confrontational versus his new business after her. Leader in Watershed Management conversational. I have a real personal issue (that) we’re Frank O’Connor was born near Peterborough Ontario, finding a way to stop citizens speaking to the OMB. I NEWMARKET – June 14, 2013 – Conservation Ontario in 1885. At the age of 14, Frank left school and started understand staff have a certain amount of autonomy (CO) is excited to announce the short-term secondment of working at Canadian General Electric in Peterborough. ...(but) cutting the citizens out of the conversation, I’m Mike Walters, currently General Manager of Watershed He married, and in 1912, moved with his wife Mary to telling you that in my opinion they’re crossing the line in Management at the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Toronto. a big fashion. Authority (LSRCA). Mr. Walters will be working A year later, Frank opened his new business on Yonge Warden Cal Patterson (Wasaga Beach) It’s at the with Conservation Ontario to build stronger longStreet: Laura Secord Candy Store. He and Mary lived OMB. It’s up to the discretion of the OMB if they want term provincial support and partnerships in the areas of over the store, and Frank made much of his candy in their to hear the comments. And we certainly had a (inaudible), integrated watershed management and the province-wide kitchen. we had 17,000 cups of coffee during the whole process. source water protection program. The business grew and Frank expanded across Canada “Conservation Ontario is thrilled to and into the United States where it was called Fanny have Mike join our team. Mike’s Farmer Candy Stores. tremendous reputation as a leader in Just 10 years later, Frank surprised his employees by watershed management will not only presenting them with a profit sharing gift. It is believed to help us solidify our role in source be a first in the world in the candy business. water protection but will build and Frank also sponsored an essay contest open to all promote our case for integrated Ontarians 18 years and younger. The essay had to be watershed management in Ontario,” historically correct and ‘neatness, originality and good said Kim Gavine, General Manager composition’ would be first considered. The prize was with Conservation Ontario.  $200 or a trip to New York City. “With more than 27 years of Frank donated $500,000 to the Roman Catholic Diocese experience advancing science and of Toronto to support various charities. In 1935, Frank research and program partnerships, was appointed to Canada’s senate. O’Connor Drive was Mike is called upon regularly by named in his honour. provincial, national and international Now the company is 100 years old, and this is being agencies to share his expertise in celebrated with a number of events including a contest integrated watershed management where thousands of dollars will be awarded. and low impact development. I Heroine or chocolate? Both! Enjoy the history and couldn’t be more proud or pleased savour the candy. for Mike as he takes on this role with Conservation Ontario,” said Gayle I got a new stick deodorant today. The instructions said: Wood, Chief Administrative Officer Remove cap and push up bottom.   I can barely walk, but with LSRCA. whenever I fart the room smells lovely. 


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Elmvale and District Horticultural Society

We held the Elmvale and District W Horticultural Flower 4 W E L Show on May 22,( 2013 at H the ) Elmvale Community Hall. We had a great turnout evenMEMBERSHIP though the IS weather this year threwONLY us $10 a few challenges. Over 250 exhibits from for the Whole Year! Bulbs to House plants, Artistic Design to Youth Club entries. The Public are invited to view the exhibits and there is a plant sale. Please mark this on your calendars to visit next year! We have 2  people from our Association who are taking steps to become Certified Judges. In their own time they are E MEET ONCE A MONTH








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Summer begins with the solstice at 1:04 A.M. (Eastern time) on June 21. Although Midsummer Day, June 24, occurs only a few days after the solstice, to the farmer it was the midpoint of the growing season, halfway between planting and harvesting, and therefore an occasion for celebration. Midsummer Eve bonfires and dancing around the Midsummer pole are old customs still observed around the world today.

Dear Friends: With summer just around the corner, I would like to remind you to come out and enjoy a complimentary barbeque, hosted by Garfield and Jane Dunlop and Heather and myself on Saturday July 13th from 3:00 – 6:30 pm at the Coldwater Curling Club, 9 Michael Anne Dr. Since, 2006, the Government of Canada delivered targeted tax relief for families, students, pensioners, workers and persons with disabilities. Indeed, we’ve cut taxes over 150 times, saving the average family of four $3,200 a year and with this we also recognize that families are the building blocks of our country. As part of our latest Budget, Economic Action Plan 2013, we are assisting families who choose to adopt a child – perhaps one of the 30,000 children who are currently in the care of child welfare agencies across Canada.  To recognize the generous actions of these families, we’re enhancing the Adoption Expense Tax Credit. Adoptive parents can claim the 15%, non-refundable Adoption Expense Tax Credit on their income tax returns.  It applies to a number of eligible expenses, including agency fees, court and legal expenses, travel and living expenses, and more.  However in the past, it hasn’t taken into account the costs that parents can face before being matched with a child, such as fees for mandatory adoption courses. To better recognize these types of expenses, we are extending the period during which expenses will be eligible for the Adoption Expense Tax Credit.  This change will apply to adoptions finalized after 2012. The President of the Adoption Council of Canada stated, “We welcome any initiative that helps families adopt, particularly from foster care, and we think the tax credit changes are the first step to helping more Canadians build their families through adoption.” The expansion of the Adoption Expense Tax Credit builds on previous action taken by our Conservative Government to assist families with young children.  We introduced the Universal Child Care Benefit, which provides parents with $100 a month for each child under the age of six.  We also enhanced the National Child Benefit supplement and the Canada Child Tax Benefit. In addition, we improved Employment Insurance (EI) parental benefits to allow parents – including foster parents – to be eligible for benefits as soon as they’ve taken the necessary steps to adopt a child into their care. Canada’s long-term prosperity is enhanced by strong and stable families.  That’s why our Conservative Government is ensuring adoptive parents in Canada have the help they need as they grow their families. Sincerely, Bruce Stanton, M.P. Simcoe North

working towards completing a 2 year course. This course covers subjects pertaining to planning, set-up, exhibiting and judging of horticultural and floral design shows. This takes time and dedication and we are proud of our 2 members Gwen Beacock and Catherine Verlaan. They are not allowed to judge their own clubs flower shows but will be a valuable part of the Districts pool of experts. Congratulations to all the winners. Can't wait for next year!  If you are wanting to know more about the Horticultural Society join us on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Please call Sharon Chambers (President) at (705) 322-2257

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VERY COLD (Oro-Medonte, ON) – With summer weather instantly Is your lawnmower broke? upon us, many people will no doubt be taking to the water Do you need help to cut your grass? to enjoy boating and water related activities. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in Central Region would like to Yardwork or Landscaping need done? remind all outdoor enthusiasts to remember to wear proper clothing and personal floatation devices (PFD’s) at all times when on the water. A lifejacket will not save your life if its stored somewhere in your vessel and you need it in an emergency. The best place for any lifejacket or personal floatation device is on you! Boaters are also reminded that although the air Wednesday, June 26th temperature may be hot on land, the waters in area lakes Southern Beorgian Bay OPP, Hwy 12 is still very cold. With the recent rainstorms, and those 9-11 am 705 526 3761 forecast into the weekend, many rivers and streams may be swollen which can cause the banks to become weak. Parents are also being asked to discuss the dangers ANNUAL associated with any body of water at this time year with COMMUNITY POLICING their children and to remind their children to stay away COMMITTEES from the water unless accompanied by an adult. PROPERTY & BICYCLE Motorists are also being asked to drive in accordance AUCTION with all the rules of the road and respect posted speed limits. (CLEARVIEW & SPRINGWATER TOWNSHIP & Road safety is a shared responsibility and if everyone does WASAGA BEACH, ON.) – On Saturday, June 22nd, 2012 their part and drives safely, unnecessary injuries or death the Community Policing Committees of the Huronia West resulting from collisions can be avoided. Detachment area will be holding their annual “Property HAND GUN AND DRUGS SEIZED and Bicycle” auction. This event will take place at the rear (WASAGA BEACH, ON.) – On June 1st, 2013 at of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial approximately 7:15 p.m., members of the Huronia West Police at 1000 River Road West, Wasaga Beach (behind Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police while the big brown storage container), with viewing of the items following up on an unrelated incident located a suspicious starting at 12:00 p.m. and the auction starting at 1:00 p.m. motor vehicle in the parking lot of Foodland. When Police This year we are very happy to have a celebrity auctioneer approached they discovered a bag of Cannabis Marihuana Mr. Steve Green and a barbeque. in the hand of the front passenger, this male was arrested. As always we will be auctioning off previously loved However when Police attempted to arrest the driver he ran, bicycles of various styles and conditions and numerous but was apprehended by Police a short distance away, but property items, including both hand tools and clothing not before he threw away what appeared to be a metallic items, electronics and some jewellery. Please remember object. When Police located this object it turned out to all transactions are cash only, so bring lots! be a fully loaded .22 Caliber Derringer revolver. When Auction proceeds will go to Clearview, Springwater the driver was searched Police discovered a quantity of and Wasaga Beach Community Policing Committees to Cocaine. help fund safety and crime prevention initiatives in their DOMESTIC ASSAULT communities. (Oro-Medonte, ON) - On June 8th, 2013 REMOVING STOP SIGNS IS NOT at approximately 7 p.m., members of If you want to drink, the Barrie Detachment of the Ontario FUNNY IT’S DANGEROUS that’s your business. (SPRINGWATER TOWNSHIP, ON.) Provincial Police(OPP) responded to If you want to stop, – The members of the Huronia West a “911” call for service after a family that’s ours. Detachment of the Ontario Provincial member reported that a man had been Police are requesting the assistance of the assaulted by his wife. public in solving this crime. An OPP investigation revealed that Sometime prior to 11:50 p.m. on Friday, a verbal altercation over cleaning the June 14th, 2013, unknown person or garage between a 61 year old female and persons cut down 2 Stop Signs on Pooles 60 year old male escalated to where the Orillia 325-6385 Road in the area of Idlewood Drive. female assaulted the male. Midland 526-3305 If you have any information in regards to Charged with “Assault” is a 61 year old Bracebridge ~ these crimes, please contact the Huronia female from Oro-Medonte Twp. She 705-646-2491 West O.P.P. at (705) 429-3575 or Call was held in custody and is scheduled to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1appear at the Provincial Courts in Barrie.

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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 Lets face it; youth want others to like them. Sometimes the group they want to join is using—or the young person thinks the group is using alcohol, smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco, sniffing inhalants, smoking pot, taking LSD, using met amphetamines, smoking crack, or even shooting heroin. Sometimes youth turn to alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs to feel like they fit in—to overcome anxiety, change their personality, or give themselves courage to talk to other people. Substance abuse is everywhere. The names of the substances may change from place to place, but the related problems all remain the same. I could estimate that in Canada alone, from 3 to 6 million young people between the ages of 12-18 are using alcohol, tobacco, or illicit drugs. This may not be an accurate representations, however I believe does represent as many as half of all kids this age. Our society is flooded with messages that, perhaps unintentionally, encourage us and our young people to use alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs to enhance our lives and develop social skills… if you want to celebrate, don’t do it without alcohol. If you want to be pretty and thin, just pop some speed. If you want your music to be cool, just smoke a little marijuana. If you want an instant escape, just sniff some glue.” These images help convince young people that they, too, should join “the crowd.” Join the drug parade. Sing praises to the “blunt.” (A cigar with tobacco replaced

with marijuana and often mixed with other drugs.) Become part of the buzzed and beautiful. Wanting to fit in and belong is one of the most natural parts of growing up as a young person. No one wants to feel rejected or unaccepted .We all want to be accepted for who we are. There seems to be enough pressures these days into being pushed into growing up before we can enjoy our childhood. It is important, in fact if we really listen, we may find that for some young person it is the most important part of growing up. Sometimes just knowing that someone cares, and will not be judgmental and willing to listen is all that is needed. Establishing a clear position against alcohol and other drug use is not enough. Young people need a repertoire of skills to help them. They need to learn how to: decipher pro-use messages, refuse both subtle and direct offers of alcohol and drugs, act appropriately in social situations, build solid interpersonal relationship, express their thoughts and feelings, solve problems, develop healthy coping strategies, make appropriate decisions, and communicate with people in positions of authority. So, how do we help? I will continue with part four in my next column. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please write me or email at We are now offering home visit for one to one counselling. For more information, or to book an appointment please call (705) 533-1579.

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705-322-1932 • 705 322 5587 OPP AND MIDLAND POLICE INVESTIGATION RESULTS IN SEVERAL ARRESTS IN LOCAL RETAIL CREDIT CARD FRAUD (Midland, On)- Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Midland Police Service participated in a joint fraud investigation that originated in the Town of Midland on May 23, 2013. Suspects attended numerous retail stores and gas stations in the Town of Midland and Penetanguishene area purchasing approximately $4000.00 of various credit card type retail gift cards. As a result of a complaint of a possible retail fraud received by police, an investigation was commenced and both police services partnered resources to investigate the alleged offence. Suspects were located and arrested in Penetanguishene by police and a quantity of property related to the investigation was recovered. Police would like to remind merchants to be vigilant of credit card transactions that involve non-chipped credit cards.


OPP Launches Fraud Prevention Month with Preventing Auto Insurance Fraud (ORILLIA, ON) – Every vehicle owner is seeking lower auto insurance premiums and scammers know this. Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) AntiRackets Branch remind you, “if it sounds too good to be true, it likely is.” Fraudsters have been offering low automobile insurance premiums in newspaper and online ads, and at trade shows often impersonating legitimate, reputable vehicle insurance brokers. Their various ‘offers’ guarantee saving you hundreds of dollars in premiums. They may tell you that the lower rates are for a limited time only and that you need act now. After seeing pledges of “low rates” and “everyone is accepted”, victims have sent premium payments to these phoney vendors through Western Union or Money Gram. A bogus insurance slip is then mailed or e-mailed for home or office printing and for placement in your vehicle. Victims don’t realize they have no insurance coverage until they are involved in a collision or are stopped by police. In 2012, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) – of which OPP is a partner -- received 7,394 Canadian complaints of service scams including auto insurance fraud. The 2,736 people who were identified as victims lost a total of just over $2.1 million. If you are about to purchase auto insurance, you can protect yourself by verifying legitimate vendors through two reputable sources: Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO) - All insurance brokers must be licensed in Ontario with RIBO. Call 1-800-265-3097 or visit Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) In Ontario, automobile insurance is regulated by FSCO, an agency of the Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Finance. In order to legally provide insurance, the insurance companies must be registered with FSCO. Visit If you suspect you have purchased phoney auto insurance -- or think you or someone you know has been a victim of any type of fraud, contact your local police, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). For more information on credit card frauds and scams please view the following link- http://www.fcac-acfc. FRAUD…Recognize it…Report it…Stop it.

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Local band plays music in Alberta

Hi Michael, Just a short note to say how much we enjoy reading the Springwater News. It sure keeps us updated on everything happening locally. Michael, one of your features that always makes me smile is when people take the Springwater News with them to exotic places. This weekend past (June 8), our local band was in Cochrane, Alberta playing music. The band is called The Dr. Bruce Lee Band, and we are local, based out of Midland and Wasaga Beach. We mostly play Midland, Penetang, Balm Beach and area, but usually once a year, we’re flown somewhere for a gig. We were flown out to Cochrane to play at a company’s 10th anniversary party, and made a side-trip to Banff before the gig.

Mariposa Folk Festival Announces 2013 Line-Up

The Grande Dame of Canadian folk festivals has announced the full artistic line-up for its 53rd annual edition taking place July 5-7, 2013, at Tudhope Park in Orillia, Ontario, Canada. The Main Stage headliners range from roots-rock icon, Randy Bachman with The Sadies, to folk-rootsalternative favorite, Kathleen Edwards, to beloved folk-roots songwriter, musician and political-social commentator, Arlo Guthrie. The festival will present fifty of the foremost roots musicians from Canada, the United States, and the U.K., with more than a hundred performances on eleven stages over a three-day period. Mariposa Folk Festival Artistic Director, Mike Hill, says “Mariposa has earned a strong reputation for presenting a wide range of the very best in folk-roots music, and this line-up makes that tradition proud”. The range of music at Mariposa Folk Festival goes from rock, blues, jazz and world, to protest, Celtic, singer songwriter and traditional folk, to pop, country, bluegrass, and everything in between. Tickets are on sale at This includes the Hot Weekend Pass for Ages 19-24 for only $59. Kids are admitted free. Audience camping is available. Full list of artists follows: Randy Bachman with The Sadies, Arlo Guthrie, Kathleen Edwards, Murray McLauchlan, Bahamas, Family of the Year, MAZ, The Kruger Brothers, Annabelle Chvostek, Rose Cousins, Lennie Gallant, Jerry Leger & The Situation, Oh My Darling, New Country Rehab, Mike Stevens, Mo Kenney, Gurf Morlix, Njacko Backo, Steve Payne, Kelly Thibodeaux, Arthur Renwick, Graydon James & The Young Novelists, Cécile Doo-Kingué, Union Duke, Coco Love Alcorn, Jory Nash, Cihat Öztürk, Sam Baker, The Great Wooden Trio, Ron Nigrini, Folk Quiz with Richard Flohil and a Man Named Wrycraft, A Stompin’ Tom Tribute Featuring Bidiniband, Li Wang, Shelley Bean & The Duckety Muds, The Mackenzie Blues Band, Chuck Baker and Sarah Lichti, Nicholas Keays and the North River, The Fretless, Relative Harmony, The Toronto Morris Men, Todd Crowley’s Musical Petting Zoo, Knechtel & McLean, Tethera, Dickie Bird, Emilee Nimetz, Tammy Frederick, Beth McKean, The Kempencelts, The Kennetts

Action on safe streets needed now to prevent more deaths

I took a copy of The News on the plane to catch-up, so just for fun, I took this shot of Dr. James Meschino (Wasaga Beach, standing on the right) and Lee Sicari (Midland) on the Main Street of Banff with Cascade Mountain in the background. After we took the shot, I “recycled” the paper by giving it to a young woman who served us in a restaurant. She was from Ontario, living in Banff now, and she was excited to see some news from her home province. All the best, Michael. Thanks for sending us the newspaper and continued success. Bruce W. Cole CNHR Magazine Wyebridge, ON

“Remembrance of Things Past”

by Indra Sharma - On Sunday, June 9th, 2013, the Sunday before Father’s Day, the people on our line (Concession 9) were remembering the annual event which has occurred on our line for two decades. It was the annual line party hosted by the Clements. The event began on Canada’s 126th birthday. The neighbours all and friends went through the decades of gatherings through rain, drizzle and sometimes glorious June days of sunlight like new gold, and leaves green, and the young children cavorting on the lawns and beneath awnings on spacious lawns of green, manicured with love, while birdsong, the chatter of many, and laughter mingled. As the years wended their way, we missed a few of the familiar faces, gone in the way of the natural order of all biological life. We accepted the inevitable and continued in the embrace of camaraderie, neighbourliness, courtesy gilded sometimes by the poignant sounds of the fiddle playing accompanied by various voices singing, hands clapping and feet dancing on the lawns in what once seemed as halcyon days. For some hours we were all gathered in a place, a time graced by a sense of life wending its way like the flow of a gentle stream meandering through the natural lay of the land, epitomizing the innate courtesy of the Clements who hosted the annual line party. As one writer wrote, “A thing of beauty is a joy forever.” The memories of all those years are with us. The sight of all the faces smiling, talking, many absent, the scent of burgers and sausages being barbecued by Dan Clement and Mark Townes (brother-in-law), Mark’s adorable mother always a big help to the line party with the others of Mae Clement’s family. On Sunday, June 9th, 2013, there was a sadness in me for that which had been and can never again be. Thank you Mae Clement and family and extended family for the beautiful ‘line party years’. The memories are always there of a joyous event now past. *Title of article “Swanns Way” Marcel Proust.

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Mike Schreiner, leader of the GPO, made the following statement on the anniversary of the Coroner’s Cycling Death Review: “Ontario must take action to make our streets safe for everyone. Inaction by the Liberal government on cycling and walking safety is unacceptable and will lead to more preventable deaths.  A year ago today, Ontario’s Chief Coroner released the Cycling Death Review. The report concluded that 100 percent of the 129 cycling deaths in Ontario from 2006 to 2010 were preventable.  Yet, the provincial government has failed to complete action on any of the 14 recommendations. How many cyclist must die before the government takes action?  The Green Party will continue to push the Ministry of Transportation to overhaul its draft cycling strategy. I am encouraged by Minister Glen Murray’s admission that the draft cycling strategy is inadequate at best, and his commitment to revise it.  Greens will continue to push the government to invest 2% of the transportation budget in cycling and walking infrastructure to make our streets safer. I was deeply disappointed that the neither the Liberal government nor the two opposition parties at Queen’s Park proposed or demanded funding for safe streets in the budget.  Everyone, especially our children, deserve safe streets. All three parties should be held accountable for their inaction on preventing cycling and walking deaths on our streets.”

Transitioning Into Adolescence

Adolescence can be such a trying time for parents, and for the child. Young parents often shudder when contemplating their sweet little toddler as a teen. Negative preconceptions about that time may create a self-fulfilling prophecy: if you anticipate it being difficult, it likely will be.   Parents often brace themselves for the worst and consciously or unconsciously begin building walls to protect themselves. They also truly believe their motivation is to protect their children, and it is. We must have guidelines and boundaries, but brick walls rarely help. Children on their way to becoming adults go through transition. The part before is manageable, the part after is okay, but transition can be difficult. We can traverse the hard part if we remember it is temporary.   The child is repeating an old program: remember, nine months in the womb, labor, and then out in the world. Childhood is like the womb; the child lives within the safe, protected world of the home. Adolescence is like labor, there will be a series of 'contractions' as the young person emerges into the world of adulthood. Any mother who has given birth might remember the transition stage of

Living on the Edge

For a brain injured person and the people who care for them “living on the edge” is a reality. It happens from the beginning because so much has changed. The physical changes, the emotional changes, the reactions of the people around the brain injured person, asking questions and not getting answers can add up to no time to just “stop and think” about what is happening. Most brain injured people and the people who care for them start to live in a “reactive state of mind” instead of choosing to respond differently to situations. This becomes a pattern of recovery that can sometimes lead to lots of frustration, anger and eventually to a place where people feel like they are ‘backed into a corner” and start to live in a state of “desperation” that can lead to continually wondering if “recovery is possible”. The state of desperation can be magnified to the point where the brain injured person and the people who care for them become so absorbed in trying to get better that these feelings can actually make recovery become stagnant or actually go backwards. It is important during this time to “be grounded” in the idea that recovery happens in its own time and the brain decides when new pathways have been created and maybe the changes will be easily noticed early in recovery, but less noticeable as recovery turns another corner. It may be hard for some brain injured people “not to push recovery” because “wanting to recover” is more important than “being aware” that living in “desperation” can make Learning To Live With Your New Brain a little more difficult. The people who care for the brain injured may also be “on the desperation page” because there have been so many changes and “nothing seems the same” and the journey to the “new normal” always takes longer than anticipated. To the Brain Injured Person: “Try not to “push recovery” because it may create a state of desperation that may hinder recovery” To the People Who Care for the Brain Injured: Try to recognize when the brain injured person is “pushing recovery” and lead the way by “relaxing” with the recovery process. Jean Oostrom lives in Springwater Township has lived with a brain injury since 1997 and has created a website www.newbrainliving where people with brain injuries and their caregivers can find answers. Email me your story and questions at Twitter @newbrainliving Facebook newbrainliving

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30 Reasons GMOs are a Failure

1. Genetic engineering as used in crop development is not precise or predictable and has not been shown to be safe. The technique can result in the unexpected production of toxins or allergens in food that are unlikely to be spotted in current regulatory checks. 2. GM crops, including some that are already in our food and animal feed supply, have shown clear signs of toxicity in animal feeding trials – notably disturbances in liver and kidney function and immune responses. 3. GM proponents have dismissed these statistically significant findings as “not biologically relevant/ significant”, based on scientifically indefensible arguments. 4. Certain EU-commissioned animal feeding trials with GM foods and crops are often claimed by GM proponents to show they are safe. In fact, examination of these studies shows significant differences between the GM-fed and control animals that give cause for concern. 5. GM foods have not been properly tested in humans, but the few studies that have been carried out in humans give cause for concern. 6. The US FDA does not require mandatory safety testing of GM crops, and does not even assess the safety of GM crops but only “deregulates” them, based on assurances from biotech companies that they are “substantially equivalent” to their non-GM counterparts. This is like claiming that a cow with BSE is substantially equivalent to a cow that does not have BSE and is thus safe to eat! Claims of substantial equivalence cannot be justified on scientific grounds. 7. The regulatory regime for GM foods is weakest in the US, where GM foods do not even have to be assessed for safety or labelled in the marketplace, but in most regions of the world regulations are inadequate to protect people’s health from the potential adverse effects of GM foods. 8. In the EU, where the regulatory system is often claimed to be strict, minimal pre-market testing is required for a GMO and the tests are commissioned by the same companies that stand to profit from the GMO if it is approved – a clear conflict of interest. 9. No long-term toxicological testing of GMOs on animals or testing on humans is required by any regulatory agency in the world. 10. Biotech companies have used patent claims and intellectual property protection laws to restrict access of independent researchers to GM crops for research purposes. As a result, limited research has been conducted on GM foods and crops by scientists who are independent of the GM industry. Scientists whose work has raised concerns about the safety of GMOs have been attacked and discredited in orchestrated campaigns by GM crop promoters. 11. Most GM crops (over 75%) are engineered to tolerate applications of herbicides. Where such GM crops have been adopted, they have led to massive increases in herbicide use. 12. Roundup, the herbicide that over 50% of all GM crops are engineered to tolerate, is not safe or benign as has been claimed but has been found to cause malformations (birth defects), reproductive problems, DNA damage, and cancer in test animals. Human epidemiological studies have found an association between Roundup exposure and miscarriage, birth defects, neurological development problems, DNA damage, and certain types of cancer. 13. A public health crisis has erupted in GM soy-producing regions of South America, where people exposed to spraying with Roundup and other agrochemicals sprayed on the crop report escalating rates of birth defects and cancer. 14. A large number of studies indicate that Roundup is associated with increased crop diseases, especially infection with Fusarium, a fungus that causes wilt disease in soy and can have toxic effects on humans and livestock. 15. Bt insecticidal GM crops do not sustainably reduce pesticide use but change the way in which pesticides are used: from sprayed on, to built in. 16. Bt technology is proving unsustainable as pests evolve resistance to the toxin and secondary pest infestations are becoming common. 17. GM proponents claim that the Bt toxin engineered into GM plants is safe because the natural form of Bt, long used as a spray by conventional and organic farmers, has a history of safe use. But the GM forms of Bt toxins are different from the natural forms and could have different toxic and allergenic effects. 18. GM Bt toxin is not limited in its toxicity to insect pests. GM Bt crops have been found to have toxic effects on laboratory animals in feeding trials. 19. GM Bt crops have been found to have toxic effects on non-target organisms in the environment. 20. Bt toxin is not fully broken down in digestion and has been found circulating in the blood of pregnant women in Canada and in the blood supply to their foetuses. 21. The no-till method of farming promoted with GM herbicide-tolerant crops, which avoids ploughing and uses herbicides to control weeds, is not more climatefriendly than ploughing. No-till fields do not store more carbon in the soil than ploughed fields when deeper levels of soil are measured. 22. No-till increases the negative environmental impacts of soy cultivation, because of the herbicides used. 23. Golden Rice, a beta-carotene-enriched rice, is promoted as a GM crop that could help malnourished

people overcome vitamin A deficiency. But Golden Rice has not been tested for toxicological safety, has been plagued by basic development problems, and, after more than 12 years and millions of dollars of research funding, is still not ready for the market. Meanwhile, inexpensive and effective solutions to vitamin A deficiency are available but under-used due to lack of funding. 24. GM crops are often promoted as a “vital tool in the toolbox” to feed the world’s growing population, but many experts question the contribution they could make, as they do not offer higher yields or cope better with drought than non-GM crops. Most GM crops are engineered to tolerate herbicides or to contain a pesticide – traits that are irrelevant to feeding the hungry. 25. High adoption of GM crops among farmers is not a sign that the GM crop is superior to non-GM varieties, as once GM companies gain control of the seed market, they withdraw non-GM seed varieties from the market. The notion of “farmer choice” does not apply in this situation. 26. GM contamination of non-GM and organic crops has resulted in massive financial losses by the food and feed industry, involving product recalls, lawsuits, and lost markets. 27. When many people read about high-yielding, pestand disease-resistant, drought-tolerant, and nutritionally improved super-crops, they think of GM. In fact, these are all products of conventional breeding, which continues to outstrip GM in producing such crops. The report contains a long list of these conventional crop breeding successes. 28. Certain “supercrops” have been claimed to be GM successes when in fact they are products of conventional breeding, in some cases assisted by the non-GM biotechnology of marker assisted selection. 29. Conventional plant breeding, with the help of nonGM biotechnologies such as marker assisted selection, is a safer and more powerful method than GM to produce new crop varieties required to meet current and future needs of food production, especially in the face of rapid climate change. 30. Conventionally bred, locally adapted crops, used in combination with agroecological farming practices, offer a proven, sustainable approach to ensuring global food security. The US is about to treat the world to the first genetically modified meat: a mutant salmon that could wipe out wild salmon populations and threaten human health – but we can stop it now before our plates are filled with suspicious Frankenfish. The new fake salmon grows twice as fast as real salmon, and not even scientists know its long-term health effects. Yet it’s about to be declared safe for us to eat, based on studies paid for by the company that created the GMO creature! Luckily, the US is legally required to consider public opinion before deciding. A growing coalition of consumers, environmentalists, and fishermen is calling on the government to trash this fishy deal. Let’s urgently build an avalanche of global support to help them win. Read more at

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Palliative Care Education Written by Karen Kelly Who provides care to patients and families who are faced with a life threatening diagnosis? The family doctor – yes. The specialist – yes. Community Nurses and Support Workers – yes. Volunteers – yes. Chaplains and other spiritual care providers – yes. The list goes on and on. There is a large team of providers who work together to ensure patients and their families are supported once they embark on this journey. Have you ever wondered where this team learns how to deliver exceptional Palliative Care? One of the mandates of the North Simcoe Muskoka Palliative Care Network is to provide ongoing education to this team of providers. This is achieved in a variety of ways. A provincially recognized course (The Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care) is offered throughout our region numerous times each year. In the past year alone, over 250 people have taken this training. The knowledge has been taken back to local hospices, to long term care and retirement homes, to community nursing agencies and to hospitals. The skills learned serve to improve the quality of care for all families in our community. The Network also collaborates on or leads a number of more specialized training programs including Advanced Hospice Palliative Care Education for non-regulated providers including PSW’s, volunteers, clergy and more; Comprehensive Advanced Hospice Palliative Care Education for Palliative Care nurses and LEAP (Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care) for physicians and nurses. Four conferences are offered throughout the North Simcoe Muskoka Region each year (Collingwood, Midland, Orillia and Huntsville), attracting almost 600 providers. Speakers from across Canada and the United States, have provided information and expertise on pain and symptom management, ethical dilemmas, organ & tissue donation, drug abuse, palliative care in the intensive care unit, pediatrics, grief and bereavement, advance care planning, communication with patients and families, care giver stress and burnout. There has been time to consider diseases other than cancer, which require, and benefit greatly, from palliative care – Alzheimer Disease, ALS, Liver Disease, MS, Parkinson’s Disease, and many more. The recognition that palliative care provision can help patients and families with options, planning, support and relief in so many situations is valuable. Although many of our participants work or volunteer in Hospice Palliative Care, most of our educational sessions and conferences are appropriate for members of the general public who want more information about how to support friends or family members who receive a life threatening diagnosis. Courses and conferences are very reasonably priced. Find out more about Hospice Palliative care by visiting the North Simcoe Muskoka Palliative Care Network website at or by calling your local Hospice: Hospice Huronia serving Midland/Penetanguishene 705.549.1034; Hospice Georgian Triangle serving Collingwood/Wasaga Beach 705.444.2555; Hospice Simcoe serving Barrie & Area 705.722.5995. We are here to help. Next month’s topic “Living until you die and Hospice Supports”

After getting feedback from over 3,000 people across Simce Muskoka, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) has introduced its new Strategic Plan. The plan provides a bold vision for the RVH’s future with a clear and unwavering focus on putting the patient and their families first, always. “RVH’s Strategic Plan is a call to action, shaped by the voices of thousands of people,“ says Janice Skot, RVH president and CEO.  “Our plan is guided by a relentless commitment to safety and quality, with an eye to advancing innovation, learning and research. Through the execution of this plan, we will push ourselves to the next level of excellence -- raising the bar to bring exceptional care close to home for residents throughout Simcoe Muskoka.” The plan will act as a roadmap to guide RVH’s actions, energy and resources over the next five to seven years.  It is rooted in a philosophy called “My Care”, an overarching focus that will ensure RVH provides the safest, highest quality care centred on patients and their families.  RVH’s new vision is a simple and unequivocal "Anti Stress Kit" goal:  Make each life better. Together.   It is This is your Anti-Stress kit. I hope that these items will help you to guided by a mission with a clear focus and relax and enjoy your life more. commitment to excellence:  Exceptional care is our passion.  People are our inspiration.  Rubber Band: To remind you to stretch your new ideas and your mind to new limits so you will continue to grow and reach your potential. Safety is our promise. Putting patients and families first is the Tissue: To remind you to see the tears and needs of others, including those of yourself and your peers. overarching priority of RVH’s strategic Candy Kiss: To remind you that everyone needs a hug, kiss, or a plan, with a relentless focus on safety and word of encouragement every day. quality.   Working with partners, it will expand its regional role, including developing Life Saver: To remind you to think of your peers as your "life savers." advanced cardiac and gynecology-cancer Care about each other and help each other through the stressful times that occur in life. services, along with a child and youth inpatient mental health unit.  It will create an inspiring, Penny: To remind you the value of your thoughts - BIG ones and little ones! Share them with others. engaging, healthy workplace so it can attract and retain the very best staff, physicians and Eraser: To remind you that we all make mistakes and with an eraser they can be erased, as can our human mistakes be overcome. volunteers, while strengthening its academic and research mandate by building on its Toothpick: To remind you to "pick out" the good qualities in others and yourself and to be tolerant and accepting of the differences of highly-successful Family Medicine Teaching others. Unit, a partnership with the University of Paper Clip: It's important to "keep it all together." Find the balance Toronto. The full plan, along with a video, are posted in your physical, professional, and spiritual life. Explore the resources and programs available to you in the community. on the RVH website at

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Wine Blogging Grows Up

By David White - Last week, about 250 wine bloggers gathered in Penticton, a small city in British Columbia, Canada, for the sixth annual North American Wine Bloggers' Conference. That so many wine enthusiasts would travel to a city five hours east of Vancouver isn't surprising. Held in a different winemaking region each year, the annual conference brings together bloggers from across the world to meet one another, share tips and tricks, and learn from industry leaders. What is surprising, though, is just how mature this group has become. What started as a small collection of amateur wine journalists embracing a new form of communication has evolved into a group of writers that's virtually indistinguishable from the "conventional" wine media. The blogosphere has been trending in this direction for quite some time. Tom Wark, a wine industry publicist who helped start the annual bloggers' conference -- and who also runs the popular wine blog Fermentation (fermentationwineblog. com) -- wrote about this development two years ago. "The wine blog is now fully integrated into the world of wine writing," he explained. "If anything of significance distinguishes wine bloggers from traditional wine publishing, it is [that] wine bloggers publish in a now recognizable and predictable diarist format, and that they are largely unpaid. Beyond these two factors, little separates the blogged wine writing from the traditional or commercial wine writing." Indeed, leading wine bloggers now contribute regularly to traditional media outlets and established print critics feel obligated to write online. Consider Alder Yarrow, the founder and editor of, an influential wine blog that launched nearly ten years ago. He's on the editorial board for Sommelier Journal, a popular trade publication, and a columnist for Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages. Or look at Joe Roberts, who founded in 2007 to make clear that "learning to appreciate wine does Simcoe County Museum Summer Day not have to be daunting, expensive, or reserved for some elite with magical noses." In 2012, he secured a Camps 7 weeks of great summer fun! strange regular writing gig with Come to the Simcoe County Museum this summer to The list goes on. Kyle Schlachter, author of create arts and crafts, play games, and experience our, has contributed to Wine history like never before as you explore the County of Spectator and Decanter, two of the world's most popular Simcoe’s history, people, and places. wine publications. Tyler Colman, a lecturer at New York Campers can join us for one, two, or three full weeks of University who writes, has been published in summer fun at one the Museum’s three unique Summer Food & Wine, the New York Times, and countless other Camps. outlets. Our Custom Made camp is a variety of fun-filled days Conversely, established print writers have turned to the selected by our previous campers. Decorate a lab coat web. and conduct science experiments, play capture the flag Few oenophiles had heard of Steve Heimoff, the West and soccer baseball, as well as go on a scavenger hunt. Coast Editor for Wine Enthusiast, until he launched his The Custom Made camp runs July 8-12, July 22-26, and eponymous blog in the spring of 2008. This past February, August 6-9. Antonio Galloni, a top critic for Robert Parker's Wine During My Summer Vacation, join us for this ultimate Advocate, left his job to start an online enterprise. summer vacation experience as you take a trip around the Wine blogs haven't replaced traditional outlets, of world and visit exotic locations like Easter Island, Paris, course. Publications like Decanter and The World of Fine and even the moon. My Summer Vacation runs July 15-19, Wine remain tremendously important. Hyper-specialized July 29 - August 2, and Aug. 12-16. outlets like Allen Meadows' Burghound and Peter Liem's Simcoe County Museum Summer Day Camp is suitable Champagne Guide offer material that simply can't be for children aged 6-12. Advanced registration is required found for free. as there is limited space available. For more information Obviously, wine blogs aren't created equal. Today, there and registration forms, please visit our website at museum. are more than 1,500 active wine blogs -- while many are or contact the Museum at (705) 728-3721. worth visiting, few have real reach. But the blogosphere has grown up -- and more and more blogs are worth following. Those who take the craft seriously recognize that if they desire relevance, they have to create content that's interesting, engaging, and frequent. Just look at Elaine Brown's, a site that launched in the fall of 2011. Elaine generates a herculean There will be NO CHANGE to your garbage, organics, amount of material, and everything she writes is a pleasure to read. Plus, and recycling collection day. Have materials at the curb by 7 a.m. her passion for wine comes through on your regular day to ensure collection. in all her work. This is something every writer strives for, but few WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES HOURS actually pull off. In the newest issue of Sommelier All County waste management facilities Journal, the editor, David Vogels, will be CLOSED Monday, July 1. surveys the blogosphere in his opening essay. "[Wine] blogging has moved well beyond its formative stage," he writes. "You have to be Follow County of Simcoe Customer Service particularly good writer . . . or a for the latest infomation on waste collections very funny one . . . to be relevant Twitter: @simcoecountyCS as a diarist to anyone beyond your immediate friends and family." Fortunately, today's blogosphere Does not apply to residents of Barrie and Orillia has plenty of good writers -- and quite a few funny ones, as well. David White is the founder and For more information: editor of, which was County of Simcoe Customer Service named "Best Overall Wine Blog" 1-800-263-3199 at the 2013 Wine Blog Awards. 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The Ontario Youth Jobs Strategy that was approved Tuesday, June 11, as part of the Ontario budget represents a significant step in addressing the skills mismatch, said MaryLynn WestMoynes, Georgian College President and CEO. “Helping young people get good jobs is a priority,” WestMoynes said. “The skills mismatch in Ontario is making this more challenging. Colleges will play a central part in the province’s strategy to help young people acquire skills and qualifications that are aligned with the job market.” The skills mismatch is the divide between the skills and credentials held by people looking for work and the qualifications sought by employers. Growing numbers of people – particularly young people – are unable to find work because they don’t have the right education and training. The problem is expected to get worse as new technology and innovations transform the economy and create increasing demands for a more highly skilled workforce. The government has acknowledged the Youth Jobs Strategy, which was the centerpiece of this year’s budget, must help address the mismatch. Referring to the Youth Jobs Strategy, Premier Kathleen Wynne said recently, “We need to make sure that we are providing training programs in areas where there actually are jobs.” The career-focused programs at Ontario’s 24 public colleges will be particularly important to the success of the strategy. The implementation of the strategy should include measures to encourage more people to pursue higher education, including apprenticeship training. The province should also strengthen its credit-transfer system for postsecondary students, to help more people get a combination of both university and college education. “Even in this difficult economy, applied learning and career-focused training helps graduates find meaningful work,” said West-Moynes. “We look forward to working with the provincial government to help Ontario address the skills mismatch.”

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County residents have extraordinary opportunity to be heard on Official Plan

ELMVALE, JUNE 16, 2013-- Simcoe County residents have enhanced access to make their views known at the Ontario Municipal Board hearing into the amended Official Plan that will govern development in the county. On April 19, OMB chair Sylvia Sutherland extended the deadline to this Thursday, June 20 for residents to register as participants, following a presentation by Sandy Agnew of AWARE Simcoe regarding the lack of any public meetings to explain the amended Official Plan to Simcoe County residents. This, despite a petition calling for public meetings signed by 295 people that AWARE Simcoe submitted to the County in June, 2012, and a resolution put forward at County Council in October, 2012, by Penetanguishene Mayor Gerry Marshall (it was defeated in a 16-11 vote). AWARE Simcoe welcomes the extra privilege for residents that was granted after County lawyer Roger Beaman responded to our submission by suggesting to the chair that the OMB process itself is a public meeting. It’s unfortunate that the County has not supported the chair’s action by publicizing this extraordinary privilege on its website, despite the urging of Marshall and Midland Deputy Mayor Stephan Kramp at the May 28 County Council meeting. AWARE Simcoe has attempted to facilitate the process by circulating forms that residents can sign and will bring those we have collected to the pre-hearing being held at the Nottawasaga Inn on Thursday. “However”, said Agnew,”the extra opportunity to participate at the OMB, though welcome, does not substitute for public meetings in each municipality at which residents can hear a staff presentation, review maps and other information, raise their own concerns and listen to those of their neighbours”. AWARE Simcoe rejects the County's contention that public consultation carried out five years ago - on an Official Plan that was significantly changed in weekly private meetings between provincial and county bureaucrats over several months in 2012 - meets Simcoe County’s statutory requirement set out in the Planning Act. “When the County can hold open houses on waste management, transportation and the Food and Agricultural Charter, why are they refusing to hold public meetings to explain what this massive new Official Plan means to each community?” Agnew asked. “An OMB hearing is very intimidating for most people and no substitute for a public meeting where people are free to ask questions and make comments without fear of being cross examined by high powered lawyers,” he added.   Contact: Sandy Agnew, AWARE Simcoe policy committee chair 705-835-6824  

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Nobody Does it Alone fundraiser

Left to right Louis and Lise Pilon, Monique and Mike Dupuis

The 2013 Ride to Conquer Cancer is now complete and along with our fundraising we were also able to get the attention of many folks with our decorated tandem bike. The addition of the flags sporting the names of loved ones affected by Cancer was an overwhelming success as was the sign with the cancer bracelet. In total we were able to provide $2,500 to the Princess Margaret Foundation in Toronto and $1,600 locally, split between the Georgian Bay Cancer Support Center and “Radio for Radiation”. Many thanks to the following for their contributions and efforts: Georgian Shores Swinging Seniors Centre Balm Beach Marc’s Auto Repair Midland & Penetang District Builders Association Eight Ball Express and CPA pool league

And all that attended our events. Look forward to seeing everyone again in our endeavors for next year and maybe even on the road riding your bike. Mike Dupuis for “Nobody Does it Alone”


(PENETANGUISHENE, On)- On June 1, 2013 the Rotary Club of Penetanguishene in conjunction with the Southern Georgian Bay OPP and the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit held the 3rd annual Rotary/OPP Bicycle Rodeo at the Penetanguishene Memorial Arena. Organizers would like to thank the staff of the Town of Penetanguishene and the local Penetanguishene merchants for their contributions as follows for without all of whom this event would not be possible-Foodland, Tim Horton's Restaurant, Home Hardware, TD Canada Trust, Canadian Tire, Marlynn Specialties and SOS Graphic Design. This great community safety event was held indoors at the arena and attended by numerous students from the Penetanguishene area who enjoyed a cold drink (parents a hot coffee), riders had their helmets sized and fitted or replaced (purchased by the Rotary Club) and enjoyed a demonstration on the benefits of wearing a helmet by a public health nurse from the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit and received a reflective arm band from Home Hardware. The riders went on to learn the rules of the road and ride the Bicycle Rodeo under the instruction of the OPP. All participants entered into a draw for a bicycle donated by the local branch of TD Canada Trust and the lucky winner was Patrick of Penetanguishene. Submitted photograph from Left to right at the rear: TD Canada Trust Customer Service Manager Mellisa Marchand, Rotarian/TD Canada Trust Penetanguishene Branch Manager Jackie Stott, Rotarian/ Provincial Constable David Hobson of Southern Georgian Bay OPP Detachment, In front, Bicycle and Helmet donated by TD Canada Trust Penetanguishene Branch Winner Patrick of Penetanguishene.

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Timothy Christian School Graduates put their Faith into Action

Students from Timothy Christian School’s grade 8 graduating class came together on Tuesday to work on an outreach program at Christian Horizons in Barrie. This year’s community service project saw students

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From the Principal - Rod Berg ‘There are so many great life lessons that students’ took away from this project but the most important one is that we can make a difference in the world by how we serve others!”. Once back at the school one of the students was heard to say, “It just feels right to help others!” Graduation for these students will be held on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 7:30 pm at school facility at 950 Essa Rd., About Timothy Christian School – Timothy Christian School is a school where children receive an education that is Christ-centred 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 Timothy Christian School 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 2013/2014 school year. For more information please visit our website www. or contact the office at 705.726.6621

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o p e n volunteering at two of Christian Horizons’ homes in Barrie— cleaning, painting and doing yard work. It is a way for the grade 8 students to”leave their blessing on the community” before they leave Timothy Christian School. The day began with a short presentation on the ministry of Christian Horizons and then saw teams of Timothy students work together to share their talents and energies with those in need. Christian Horizons is a Christian ministry that supports people with exceptional needs. Their vision statement is “People with exceptional needs belong to communities in which their God-given gifts are valued and respected.”

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We presented a $10,000 cheque to the YMCA at the Regional Conference this year. This was the final installment towards the capital campaign.

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While having dinner, a programmer named Toru Iwatani was searching for inspiration for a game character. He saw a pizza pie with a slice missing and the Pac-man was born. The game was originally called Puckman, derived from the Japanese phrase pakupaku, which describes the motion of eating or munching. When Bally/Midway brought the game to America, they had it changed to Pac-man. Pac-man is the best selling video game in history. Pac-Man travels 20% faster in areas where the dots have been eaten. Atari passed up the rights to the game, claiming it was too simple. The first Pac-Man World Championship was held in New York City on June 5, 2007. Ten competitors from eight countries vied for the champion title, which eventually went to Carlos Daniel Borrego of Mexico. His prize was an Xbox 360 console, specially decorated with Pac-Man artwork and signed by Toru Iwatani.

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Over 30 years experience "Monday-Friday 9-5pm Willow Creek Day Camp registrationLawn Mower / Snow Blower / Snowmobiles some spaces still available for our July and August camps. Register Orr Lake/Elmvale Pickup-Delivery at 2387 Gill Road Midhurst." Annual Life in the Garden Tour Visit Six Unique Gardens 2158 Orr Lake Road North • 322-2707 Mon. Aphasia Communication Group - The Stroke Recovery around Midhurst Local Artisan Displays and Demonstrations Association (Barrie and District). All sessions free 737-9202. Gardening Experts on Site Musical Performances Delicious Mon: 9 am. Coffee Club and Art Group - 9:30 am Pool and 10 Seniors Club area. Enter at north-east corner of building for Church Luncheon Plants for Sale at Midhurst United Church convenience. Guests welcome. Speakers, refreshments. www. am Tiny Stitches The Place 300 Balm Beach Rd. Perkinsfield $30.00 Passport includes Lunch (limit of 200 for sale) Please call Mon: 10 to 11:30 or 7:30 to 9 pm Ladies Interdenominational 705 722 6331 to purchase your garden passport. A 2nd Thurs of each month "September until Bible Study at Willow Creek Church 2387 Gill Rd. 722-7582 Are You New fundraiser for Midhurst United Church June, (inclusive) The Barrie District Stamp Club. Mon: 1 p.m. Elmvale Community Hall, euchre/bid euchre to the Community? June 22 8:30a.m Brereton Field Naturalists’ 7 9 pm at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Mon: 6:30 - 8 pm @ HCES SEVENTY8 All gr. 7&8 students Do you have a for one of their delightful rail trail strolls. Chris are welcome join in awesome games and challenges. A ministry Barrie. or 705will provide his expertise to explore some 735-6009 New Baby? Evans, of Elmvale Community Church. prime dragonfly and butterfly territories and, 3rd Thurs: 10 am - noon - The raging grannies 1st Monday of the month -7 pm to 9 pm Come to our monthly with the aid of nets, will capture and identify and meet at Woods Park retirement facility 110 Lillian knit and craft gathering at Kelly’s Phelpston Tavern. Free. Juice release various species. Meet at the Little Lake Cres. in Barrie. 322-1575 . and tea will be provided. Parking Lot Brian Gibbon 705-721-4599 www. 4th Thurs: 1-3 Nottawasaga Bay Stroke Mon: 7 pm Midland District Railroad Club at Huronia Airport Call your local rep or Recovery meet at 135, 32nd St. in Wasaga Beach register online for your - basement of white building 705-526-3461 Sun. June 23rd 10am  St. John’s United Church, Guests speakers 429-9571 FREE Welcome Gift bag Mon: 7 pm Texas Hold em Tournament at the Maple Valley Elmvale, 27 Yonge St. S., invites you to join us 4th Thurs: 1:30 pm Diabetes support group meets and Visit. Sports Club. All Welcome for worship.  at the Health and Wellness Center at Penetang Candi Fox (705) 515-2252 June 24 to the end of August every Monday 7:30 Bingo at Reflection: “Under Construction” General Hospital 549-0881 Bayshore Seniors Club 361 1331 June 22 1-3 pm Police Property Auction at 4th Thurs. 3-5 pm Parkinson’s support group Mon: Euchre 7:30 p.m. RCL Barrie Wasaga Beach OPP office along with BBQ 2nd Mon.: 7 p.m., Wasaga Beach Community Presbyterian meetings at the Superstore Midland 526-9170. June 22 8 pm Ike Stubblefield featuring the Thurs. 7 10 pm Good Vibes Coffeehouse at Church, 208 Mosley St., “Alzheimer Caregiver Support Group” Grant Green Jr Trio (705) 644-2192 www. Last Mon.: 7 p.m., Bayfield House Retirement Lodge, 5 Beck Mount St. Louis Road and 4th of Oro-Medonte Open Stage Blvd. Penetang, “Alzheimer Caregiver Support Group” June 22 - Battle of the Badges Charity Thurs. 7 pm Bid Euchre at the Georgian Shores Who do you know ... Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 9 am-3:30 pm Elmvale Adult Day Out Hockey Game (Wasaga Beach Fire Department That is celebrating any of these Swinging Seniors Centre, 526-5074 Program at United Church Manse. Social activation/assistance vs Huronia West OPP) Wasaga Stars Arena All special events? Thurs. 7 pm Blue Grass Music at Barrie RCL w/daily living activities 549-6277 proceeds to support the Wasaga Beach Youth * Birth of a child Thurs. 7 pm Elmvale Com Hall Euchre/Bid Tues: 9:30 Coffee Club - 12:30 Bid Euchre @ The Place Centre. Please visit Wasaga Beach TD Bank * Wedding Tues. 6-7 pm Painting Classes for ages 5-12 @ Creative Euchre Lunch. locations or Beach Builders Home Hardware * New to the area Thurs. 7:15PM Barrie Shambhala Meditation Madness 322-6588 * Special Anniversary, 25/40/50/60 for tickets. A special KEEPSAKE GIFT is Tues. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 pm Waverley Youth Group at Waverley Group meets at the Soul Studios, 40 Bell Farm June 22,23 – Wasaga Beach Fest start at noon Road, Unit # 8.Sitting and walking meditation, available compliments of the Gospel Hall.  GRADES 7 & UP.  Free - All Welcome each day following community-minded 1st Tuesday of every month 1st & 3rd Tuesday 6:30 Georgian study, discussion and tea. liberationdancer@ Sunday, June 23 at Heritage Park in Elmvale business and professional people: Bay Coin and Stamp Club First Tuesday, in Midland North Sim- for more information. The High School Concert EDHS Musicians Fri: 9:30 a.m. Coffee Club - 9:30 Pool, 12:30 Whitfield Guardian Pharmacy coe Sports and Recreation Centre, . 3rd Thurs, at the Prime Time show off their talent under the direction of p.m. Bridge – Includes Coffee/Tea/Cookies Lynn-Stone Funeral Home Club, 1724 Mosley Street, Wasaga Beach. 705-534-3771 L. Lefaive - vocal, instrumental, soloists and 3rd Tues The Bay Photography Club meets September to June, Georgian Shores Swinging Seniors “The Place”, The Bodyworks & Collision Centre group numbers. Support our youth! BBQ at De Groot Sand & Gravel Ltd. Perkinsfield, 705-526-5074 6:30 to 9:00 pm at the Wasaga Beach Christian Church, 268 5:15, concert at 6:00 Springwater News Fri: 5:30 pm WB Lions Bingo at RecPlex 429Main St., June 23: 1-3 pm at the Midland Cultural Ian Vasey Certified Accountant 3331 Tues: 7-9 Wasaga Beach Toastmasters at the Library 429-6416 Springwater Garden Centre Centre with Canadian food writers Elizabeth Last Friday of month Tues. 7 pm Bid Euchre at Bayshore Baird and Rose Murray 5 to 7pm Elmvale Please call Jan Lucas 705 322-1228 Seniors Club Woodland Beach. June 23: 7pm Fiddle Jam with the Barrie Ladies Auxiliary Royal Welcome! Thornton Olde Tyme Fiddle Club Round and Canadian Legion monthly supper $8. Tues. 7 pm Chess (beginners and Square dancing 431 6393 Fri.: 6 pm - Full course meals RCL advanced) at Bayshore Seniors, June 24 to the end of August every Monday 7:30 Bingo at Need someone to talk to Barrie $10 Reservations required, 728Woodland Beach 2000 TBRN Bayshore Seniors Club 361 1331 4002 about mental health or addiction? Tues. 7:30 pm: Bid Euchre and darts June 25 @ Oro Community Centre (71 Line 4 N, Oro Medonte) Call the CAMH Telephone Support line at 1st Friday of the month “KID Simcoe North MP Bruce Stanton Passport Clinic 5PM-8PM Barrie Legion ZONE” Elmvale Presbyterian Church, 3rd Tuesday, January - April, 7:30 June 25 in Orillia City Hall and June 26 in the Clearview Town 22 Queen St., E.   Children J.K. to pm, Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival orHall from 4-7 Learn about Simcoe County Plans for a Regional Monday to Friday, 3:00 to 9:00 pm Grade 8 welcome. ganizing committee meets at the MaFood Distribution Hub Confidential telephone support provided by volunteers Every 2nd Friday 5:30 to 7 Branch sonic Lodge, Queen St West, Elmvale. June 26: All day - The Editor’s birthday 262 Elmvale Legion presents TGIF All welcome, volunteers needed. June 26 9 a.m 6TH ANNUAL 16 WING COMMANDER’S BBQ Hamburgers $ 3.00 Sausage on a bun $ 2.00 Hot Dog $ Tues. 8 pm Elmvale Legion - First Tues, General Meeting - Last CHARITY GOLF EVENT CFB BORDEN, Proceeds will benefit 1.00 Beverages available at bar. Don’t cook in the heat, when Tues. (summer excluded) 322 1042 the Borden Family Resource Centre. First Tuesday 6:30 - 8:30 pm Georgian Bay Coin and Stamp you can chow down at the Legion. Come one, come all. Chef June 26 Elmvale & District Horticultural Society Off Club meets in Midland, North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Mikey on duty site meeting. (Members only) Trees to Planks to Garden Benches, Every Friday 6pm Minesing United Church Youth Group Jr. Youth Centre 527 Len Self Boulevard 534-3771 Tom Oliver’s Sawmill 6:30pm Wed: 9 am Coffee Club - 10 am Pool - 12:30 pm Games After- Grade 5-6, Sr. Youth Grade 7-12 705-737-5322 June 26 - July 13 Big Band Legends A Tribute to Crooners The Harbour Market Every Friday from June 7 to noon 1st/3rd - 2nd Wed - 1:30 pm Camera Club Georgian Bay & Songbirds The King’s Wharf Theatre, 97 Jury Dr., Penetang September 8, 4pm to 8pm Veterans’ Lane, Victoria Harbour Swinging Seniors “The Place” 300 Balm Beach Road Tel: 705-549-5555 or Toll Free: First Wed/Month: Regular meeting of the Georgian Bay Métis Fri. 7 pm – Euchre, Ladies Auxiliary, Branch 262, RC Legion, 1-855-drayton (372-9866) Elmvale (upstairs). Council in the office at 355 Cranston Cres. Midland 526-6335 June 27, PA Days in the SCDSB: (Secondary) Fri.: 9 pm KARAOKE NITE Maple Valley Sports Bar Wed: 12-1:00 Lunch, $8 at Barrie Legion. Different menu every June 27: Business After 5 5-6 pm at Grandma’s Beach Treats @ Penetanguishene Community Market Every Saturday from  week 728-1412 H.E. Carpet and Flooring 1014 Mosley St. Wasaga Beach June 1 to  October 6, 9 am to 1pm Penetanguishene Curling Club, Wed: 12:30 Euchre at Wasaga Beach United Church 361-2022. June 27th Wye Marsh After Hours 6 pm to 8 pm Enjoy a 3rd Wed of month: 2-4 pm Vet’s Day at the Elmvale Legion 8 Owen Street. paddle and nature walk with a Wye Marsh naturalist who will Sat: 3pm Meat Darts Bbq at Legion, Branch 147, Barrie,                                                             Branch 262. Everyone welcome. take you through the Marsh at a time when it comes alive. Sat. 3 pm Meat Darts. 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All ages and staff and we are asking for a donation to assist with summer Canadian Legion 410 St. Vincent St. 11 12:30 pm 728-1412 experience levels are welcome. programming. 705-429-0115 Sun. 2-6 All day “Karaoke” at the Barrie Royal Canadian 2nd Wed 7 - 8: 30 pm.- Wasaga and area Cancer Support group June 29 – Rockin’ The Beach (Canada Day Weekend) Main Legion Br. 147 (728-4002) meetings open to all cancer survivors, caregivers and family Street (near Beach Area # 1). Time: 1 p.m. 4 live bands www. And the Daily Events members at Body‘n Balance Physiotherapy (705) 429 - 9619. June 20: Midland-Penetanguishene Field Naturalists meet at Last Wed 7 - 8 pm. - Wasaga and area Stroke Support Group June 29 – Youth Centre Laser Tag Trip Play laser tag, bus the Tiny Marsh for our Annual Potluck and member’s night, meetings held at Body‘n Balance Physiotherapy - 429-9619 will leave the Youth Centre at 4 p.m. and return approx. 7 p.m. Walkat 5:30 and Dinner at 6. Bring your potluck and tableware. Every Wednesday night at 7:30 Euchre. ARMY NAVY/AIR 705-422-2494 Nature Quiz by Dan Whitton 705 533 9996 FORCE CLUB, 7 George Street, Barrie 728-8240 Saturday June 29 4:30 - 7 pm Ham & Strawberry Supper to be June 19: 7pm at Wasaga Beach Library Linda Peacock master First Wed. of month: 7 pm Hillsdale Parks and Rec meet in the held at Wycliffe Anglican Church hall (opps foodland) Proceeds Gardener 429-5481 Community Centre. 835-5240 to Our Outreach programs Faithworks. June 22: Members of Clan Cameron, Cameron septs, and Wed. 7:30 pm Cribbage at Barrie Legion. June 29: 2-4:30 Downtown Abbey with scones and other friends are invited on an 8 km moderate difficulty hike in the Wed: 7:30 Euchre at the ANAF Club Barrie delights at St. James on-the-Lines Anglican Church at 200 Blue Mountains section of the Bruce Trail. A pub meal will 3rd Wed of the month: 10 am – noon The Dutch Canadian cofChurch St. Penetang follow. Call 705 322 8341 for meeting time and place. fee club meets in Georgian Mall food court by elevator. Sun. June 30th 10am  St. John’s United Church, Elmvale, Sat. June 22, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Rain or Shine!) 7th 4th Wed. 7:30. Horticultural Society meets Elmvale Legion 27 Yonge St. S., invites you to join us for worship. www. Thurs: 9 am Coffee Club- 10-3  Guest Speaker: Mrs. Pat Edmonds.  p.m. Tiny Stitchers The Place Reflection: “Pass It On” Perkinsfield, 526-5074 Monday, July 1 at Heritage Park in Elmvale Canada Day 3:00 First Thursday Phelpston Rec pm “Sudden Detour” band 4:00 - Lions Car Draw 4:15 - Salute to Committee meets Canada Greetings by Dignitaries 4:20 - Concert Continued 3:30 First Thurs 7 pm Midland - 5:30 BBQ District Camera Club at the North July 2-5 9-4 each day Young Artists Summer Camp at Quest Art Simcoe Sports and Recreation Gallery Midland Cultural Centre 705 526 2787 Centre, 527 Len Self Boulevard July 5 -7: Mariposa Folk Festival at Tudhope Park Orillia www. Midland, in the Askennonia

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Bring your kids to Swim Safe! We offer: Red Cross Swim Kids (Levels 1-10), Splash and Learn, Open Swims and Full Day Camp programming! Go to for more information and easy on-line registration or call (705) 835-5851 Conveniently located off Line 5 & Moonstone Rd.

Announcements / Coming Events 7th Annual Life in the Garden Tour

Sat. June 22, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Rain or Shine!) $30.00 Passport includes Lunch705 722 6331 A fundraiser for Midhurst United Church


Home Daycare: Experienced mother offering full or part-time daycare on Bertram Drive in Elmvale, close to Public and Catholic Primary Schools. Fenced yard, lots of room to play, nutritious snacks, family environment. Please call Cindy at 705-322-6185

Thank you!!

Graham - Thank you to all of my family and friends for joining me in celebrating my 90th birthday. It was great to see everyone again. Thank you to Bob for hosting and to everyone who helped make this Margaret Graham occasion so special to me.

Puetz - Bernhard (Bernie) (May 1,1922 - April 8, 2013)

Edna Kerr

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Rob Ritchie (Meat) & Christa Norrad July 6th 8pm-1am Elmvale Curling Club For tickets Please Call Lisa 705-309-8886 or Tim 705-734-4098

Elmvale Co-operative Nursery School is now accepting registrations for

September 2013 for children 30 months to 5 years. Our program runs Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs from 9-11:30, $85 month.  For more info call or text 705-790-4339.

Summer Art Camp for Kids

Monday July 8 to Friday July 12 For 5 to 12 year olds 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm Double Doors Studio, 4004 Horseshoe Valley Road W Anten Mills Activities include pottery, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, and painting $100.00/per child Contact David Eales at 705-721-8174

Garage Sale Don’t miss the Reynolds Road (Wyevale) Bargain Garage Sale June 22nd from 7 am to 1 pm

Garage Sale 1 Robert Blvd Hillsdale

Friday June 21 4 pm to 8 pm Saturday June 22  7 am to noon Household items, books, furniture, sports equipment

Lost Church Pew

This past weekend (June 8th) during the Anten Mills community garage sale, someone made off with a church pew! It had a price tag of $125. on it. We’re suggesting that the sign blew off and someone thought it was free! If someone could return it to #8 Luella Blvd, it would be appreciated. No questions asked???

Church in the Pines July to Labour Day

Church in the Pines has been offering outdoor interdenominational services for more than 80 plus years. During July and August, the church hosts outdoor service on Sundays at 10:30 am at 28 Lefaive Road in Tiny Township (Cawaja Beach).  If it rains, the service is held at The Place Seniors Centre at 300 Balm Beach Road. 

For rent/sale - apt., houses, and halls For Rent – Elmvale, 2 bdrm apt, fridge & stove, AC, heat included. $650 plus hydro. No pets, no smoking. Call 705.734.3520. One bedroom residence plus room for office/studio or retail snack space for rent in Woodland Beach on a beach front property. Excellent location and exposure. E-mail or call 416 223 8408 Office Space available May 1st in centrally located professional building in Elmvale. Approx. 850 sq. ft. on the ground floor. Tel. 705-322-1144

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Elmvale Presbyterian Church is having a presentation to honour the recent marriage of

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The family of Bernhard Puetz would like to thank all their relatives, neighbours and friends for the kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement. We treasure still with love sincere, Beautiful memories of one so dear. Ritchie - Words cannot express my gratitude to the organizers, participants and all those who came to the musical evening held in my honour, May 25th. It was a wonderful evening! As well as enjoying the great music it was an opportunity for me to talk to many people that I had not seen for a long time. Thank you all so much. The evening will not soon be forgotten. Mary Ritchie A big thank you to all the wonderful folks who are Sponsors of Elmvale’s Hanging Flower Baskets for 2013 Businesses Antique Market Bazaar, El-Cam Farm, Noble Insurance, Elmvale, PineRock Mechanical, TD Canada Trust Whitfield’s Guardian Pharmacy Organizations Centre Flos Women’s Institute , Coronation Lodge A.F. & A.M. #466, Elmvale Community Church, Elmvale and District Lions Club, Elmvale and District Lioness Club, Elmvale District High School, Elmvale and District Maple Syrup Festival, Flos Agricultural Society, Friends of the Springwater Public Library, Elmvale and District Senior Citizens Sunshine Club, North Simcoe Community Futures Development Corp., The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #262 Individuals - Katy Austin, Paul & Lois Bertram, James & Joan Churchill, Dan & Bonnie Clement, Allan &Jean Connelly Linda & Ron French, Norm &Norma Herchak, Moira King & family, Len Langman Family, Elsie Moris Ray & Linda Pattendon , Mary T. Stone Special Occasions - Happy 80th Birthday Doug, Love Helen; Ross and Marilyn Cole, married 60 years, lived in Elmvale 60 years; Thanks Elmvale for welcoming us from Trevor and Isabel Morris and family In Memoriam - Annette Belcourt by Louis Belcourt and family; Selena Burnett by Mike and Fay Stone and family; Larry Clement by the family; Betty and Art Daniels by your family; Philomena Donald by Molly, Freda, Jean, and Kerry; I Kathryn Elliott-Kennedy by Norah, Mark, Derek, Tim and Emelia; Don and Flor Kenwell by Donna Kenwell; Ken and Marie Knox by John and Karen Hubbard and family; Elwood Langman by Linda Wilson; Loved Ones by Bunny Trace and family; Alex and Beatrice McAuley by Mary MacDonald; Ella and Lloyd McKnight by the McKnight family; John and Mabel O’Hallarn by George and Eleanor Jones; Harry Rowley by Lois and John Draper; Jim and Molly Stone by Mike and Fay Stone and family; Don Thompson by Joan Thompson; Fred and Dorothy Toole and Lyall Doan by Doreen (Toole); Bill Vanooyen by Barb Vanooyen; Audrey and Gerald Ververs by your family; Roxie & Ferguson Rowat and Maude &Walter Draper by Brenda Watt (Knight) Thank you to the Township of Springwater for taking on the task of watering the hanging flower baskets. This is a Beautification Project undertaken by the “Focus Elmvale” Team, a group of interested people whose aim is to promote and marketthe Village of Elmvale. Thank you to all who have participated in the project.

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


Birches Hilltop Berries

Open for U-Pick Strawberries mid June and Raspberries in July Call to confirm. 705-322-0808

U-pick’m Blueberries Thunder Beach Berry Farm 1369 Chemin de Loup, Lafontaine

??June 12th?? - Phone for availability and times

Farm Phone 533-2345 or

The key to preventing moldy berries...

Berries are delicious, but they're also kind of delicate. Raspberries in particular seem like they can mold before you even get them home from the market.  There's nothing more tragic than paying $4 for a pint of local raspberries, only to look in the fridge the next day and find that fuzzy mold growing on their insides.  Well, with fresh berries just starting to hit farmers markets, we can tell you that how to keep them fresh!  Here’s a tip I’m sharing on how to  prevent them from getting there in the first place:     Wash them with vinegar.   When you get your berries home, prepare a mixture of one part vinegar (white or apple cider probably work best) and ten parts water.  Dump the berries into the mixture and swirl around. Drain, rinse if you want (though the mixture is so diluted you can't taste the vinegar,) and pop in the fridge.  The vinegar kills any mold spores and other bacteria that might be on the surface of the fruit, and voila!  Raspberries will last a week or more, and strawberries go almost two weeks without getting moldy and soft.  So go forth and stock up on those pricey little gems, knowing they'll stay fresh as long as it takes you to eat them.    You're so berry welcome!

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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24 Queen St. W. Every Saturday - 1pm - 4pm.

Bring in your old glass, china, jewelry (vintage or precious), art work, collectibles etc... no app't necessary. All for a donation to the Elmvale Food Bank. 705-322-3535

House Cleaning Laurie’s Cleaning Service • 322-0435 • Residential • Organizing • Homestaging

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Tools & Sportsman’s Auction Saturday, June 22 @9:30am


Royal Canadian Legion 27 Wellington St. W., Creemore ON Contents of large woodworking shop, quality woodworking & handyman tools, antique tools, lawn & garden tools, JD 135 lawn tractor, gas weeder, fly fishing, baiting casting & downrigger tackle, decoys, canoes, ob motors, Malaguti motorcycle, Sea Pro 170CC w/90hp & trailer, golf clubs, truckload vintage laboratory glassware, ladders, lumber, etc. Terms: Cash, Visa, MC, Debit, 10% BP

John B. Simpson Auctioneer 705-466-2207

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from the Fred & Margaret Clark Estate, 4998 4th Line Oro/Medonte Township. Take Hwy # 93 to Hillsdale, go 4 miles east on Mill St & 1 mile north. Antiques, collectibles, farm machinery & support items inc; John Deere D510 tractor; lg snow blower; Bush Hog; wheelbarrows; saws; wagon & buggy wheels; trailers; scrap iron; cedar posts, lumber, etc. Collections of Inuit Soapstone; native baskets; oil lamps; chandeliers; several early milk glass school lamps; green Aladdin lamp; floor, table & coach lights; china; glass; Lladro; Crown Derby; cranberry; carnival; lovely jardinières; early furnishings; charming washstands, dressers & chests; blanket boxes; trunks; pine & jam cupboards; ice box; new hospital bed; toy wagon; 1920 bedroom & LR suites; poster bed; wardrobes; rockers; clocks; school desk; tub stand; doll house; old hats; iron stove; wringer washers; camper trailer; decoys; artwork; teddy bears; dolls; early furniture monties, stoneware; Indian rugs (never used); lots of costume & gold jewellery inc: 18k man’s Rolex,date just: periscopes & cards; carvings, etc. Terms: Cash. Debit. or approved check 5% B.P. Lunch by church ladies Pifher Auction Service Ltd. 705-445-4848 Remarks: Preliminary List of a Huge Auction. The late Fred & Margaret followed our auctions for over 30 years & collected a full slate of antiques, collectibles & what have you. Home, barn, & outbuildings are jam-packed. Plan to attend.

SAT JUNE 22nd @ 10:00 am; viewing @ 9:00 am

at DUBEAU AUCTION CENTER Directions: Exit Hwy 11 S of Orillia at Oro-Medonte Line 14. Signs posted. SPORTS: Tons of hockey items incl  signed jerseys, sticks, pucks, skates, gloves & photos, Barrie Colts Presentation goalie helmet, 1000's of cards incl Parkhurst, Topps, OPC, Beehive; complete & partial sets, signed and/or graded Rookie’s, Star &  vintage cards, uncut sheets, Jello chips, baseball, basketball & football related incl M. Mantle Jello chip, asst jerseys, signed b.ball (Robinson), Winnipeg Bombers & other pennants, signed 8 x 10 photos, lg asst cards inc graded RC’S, signed cards, binders of cards, hockey & soccer games, fishing tackle & lures, fish spear & more OTHER COLLECTIBLES: Yard Hand Hiller rideon tractor,  o/b engines, tractor seats, gas/auto related, Coca Cola items, lg Orange Crush illuminated clock, View Master illuminated display, asst advertising signs, adv ashtrays, movie posters, oars, early logging & other tools, slick, gauges, rail & other lanterns, table top jute box selection machines, early radios, tins, milk & other bottles, insulators, scales, trophies, early toys incl pedal cars, early bicycles & tricycles, wind-ups, die cast vehicles, Dinky, Hot wheels, Hogan’s Heros lunch box, cap guns, board games, wood puzzles, 9 pc Wizard of Oz figures in case, G.I. Joes, Campbell Soup doll & other asst dolls, 10¢ & 15¢ comics, children’s books, Rock n’ Roll albums, guitars & much more! View photos online @ 10% BUYER’S PREMIUM. Visa, MasterCard, Interac, Cash

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Antiques; collectibles; clean furnishings; lots of fine jewellery & Artwork from the Barkley Estate inc: gold chains; 18k ladies gold watch; 15 diamond & fancy rings; Valuable Art Work LE prints inc: several Bateman’s; Branson; Kerstead; Calvert; Majory; Marshall; Arthur Anderson; Smith; Remington; Ferris; Pilie; George McLean; Gilbert; Landowne & others inc stamps; etc. Emmett The Clown figurine collection; alum. 45’ storage trailer; garden, hand & farm-support items. FURNISHINGS: lovely oak dining tables; unique elm cast iron credenza & dining table; Jenny Lind bed; charming washstands, dressers & chests; tables; LR, BR & dining suites & furnishings; lamps & mirrors; COLLECTIBLES: Rowe Ami 25 cent Jukebox; 100’s of records; bathroom sets; oil lamps; fine china sets; cornflower; carnival; depression Can. glass; buggy wheels; trunks; 4 cream cans w implement seats; tapes; books; videos; clean beds; bedding, linens & quilts; appliances; new rope; plus 75 boxes of antique glass & collectibles, packed years ago. Terms: Cash. Debit. or approved cheque, 5% BP Pifher Auction Service Ltd. 705-445-4848 An interesting auction w something for everyone. As usual many pleasant surprises. The 45’ Trailer is full of boxes of unknown contents packed 7 yrs ago. Trailer must be removed day of auction. Homes & Farm Sold

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From Hwy. #11 & 93 go South towards Barrie 4 kms. SEE SIGNS! SALE INCLUDES: a 2-45 White 4 x 4 diesel tractor w/loader (5597 hrs), 1370 White diesel tractor (6369 hrs), 2003 Ford XLT150 extended cab 4 x 4 truck (sold running as is), mesh folding ramp for pick-up, 7' Hagedorn snow blower w/hydraulic chute, 24' 5th wheel tandem trailer w/ramps, 6' Mott flail mower, Wifo 3pth fork lift, 430 Case front end loader, various loader buckets, large variety of parts, service manuals & books for New Idea, Leyland, Universal, MinneapolisMoline, Cockshutt, White, Oliver, Homelite, Tecumseh, Husqvarna, M.T.D., B & S, etc., Cockshutt 30, Oliver 70 engine blocks, Fiat engine block & heads, many small engines & parts, selection of starters, alternators & generators, (some new & rebuilt for tractors), selection of new & used Husqvarna chain saws & trimmers, chain saw cases & chaps, new walk behind snow blower cabs & covers (universal fit), used snow blowers & lawn mowers, variety of new belts, pto parts, fittings, bolts, fasteners, gaskets, etc. SHOP EQUIPMENT: P400B M&W Hi Capacity Hydra-Gauge Dynamometer (240 hp capacity 540 & 1000 rpm), SR III Bell & Howell Microfiche Card system, engine hoist, chain hoist & tract dollies, 100 ton manual metal press, Heights drill press, OTC hydraulic pressure tester, hydraulic puller unit, sleeve puller & plates, B/D valve grinder, Sioux hard seat grinder, Thor 8" bench grinder, steel work benches & vises, bolts bins & cabinets, pipe cutter & threader, 1" & 3/4" socket sets, various grinders, parts washer, 14" Makita chop saw, large anvil, blacksmith vise, Cockshutt tin sign, various collectibles including old manuals & signs, old National & Anker cash register, plus much more! Sale listing subject to additions & deletions. NOTE: 2 AUCTIONEERS SELLING! Terms: Cash, Interac, Visa, MasterCard, Know Cheque with valid I.D. No Lunch NO BUYER'S PREMIUM provided Sale Managed & Sold by Reserve

Kevin Barker Auctions Ltd. 705-374-4478 (office) or 705-878-2947 (cell) Doug Partridge: 705-728-2752 Visit: for pictures of sale items.

Auction Sale For Ron & Donna Willett

705.435.6122 Em. # 877429 5th Line Mulmur Twp. Directions – Come north of Mansfield on Dufferin Cty. Rd. 18 for approx. 3 mi. to 17th Sideroad of Mulmur Twp. Turn west, follow to the 5th Line turn right 2nd place on the right.

Mon. July 1st, 2013 @ 10 a.m.

ďƒ˜Â 1989 Mustang GT 5 H.O. engine convertible only 44,100 miles ďƒ˜Â  2010 ATV 650 BOMB – 200 km loaded w/4 extra tires & rims ďƒ˜ 2010 Load King TA. Car trailer elec. Brakes ďƒ˜ 18´ Pontoon boat trailer new rims and tires ďƒ˜Â  Wurlitzer model CNT 1015 Type M820/16 w/records ďƒ˜ Barber chair Emil J. Paidar Chicago restored ďƒ˜Â  Gilbarco Shell gas pump ďƒ˜Â  Push bars – Fresh Up, Stelco, Salada & Pepsi ďƒ˜Â  Plus air tools, power tools, fish equip., ice hut, firearms, good clean furniture, 8 pc. white wicker bed set, antiques, china & glass Terms – Cash or cheque with proper ID only. Neither the owner nor auctioneers will be responsible for accident or property loss.

Bob Severn Auctioneer Shelburne 519.925.2091

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FLYNN, Thomas of CAMPBELL, MaryOwen Lois “0zzie� (Jones) (Co-Owner November 19, McEachern & Flynn Canada 1930-June 14, 2013 -Cartage, Loving Retired wife ofSears 62 years of SLH, Captain Barrie Volunteer VictorRetired Campbell. Daughter of the Fire late Department Nelson & and of RoyalofCanadian Legion Priest Branch(Gary) #147 IreneMember Jones. Mother Jean Campbell for 37 Years.) Suddenly, peacefully at the Royal of Victoria Harbour, Judybut Campbell of Toronto, and Victoria Hospital, of Barrie on Monday 24th, Brian Campbell Wyevale. Sister November of Brian Jones 2008. Ozzie Barrieand (in his 80th year). (Diane), JackFlynn Jonesof(Jane), predeceased byBeloved Shirley husband of 60 years of May (nee Williams). Loving Riley, Dean Jones, and Ron Jones. Sister-in-law of father Catharine Marley andLorna her husband Louise ElaineofJones, Marion Jones, Webb, Paul, predeceased Smith and Campbell. her husbandLoving Michael,Grandmother Barbara Flynnof andErin her by Burt husband Buzz Carroll. Loving grandfather of Leigh Gibson (Shawn), Cameron Archer, Elissa Campbell Anne (MarcCampbell. Masson), Great Jennifer Marley (Gilbert (Keith)Marley and Levi Grandmother and Kuiper), Scott cheerleader Marley (Laura), Smith (Jody chief sports of Christopher Elliot Gibson, Hudson Becker), Leah Lucky Smith Benoit. (Christopher and great Gibson and Will Size), be missed by grandfather Carsten,friends Owen, Liam, Emily and many niecesof Lauren, and nephews, and neighbours. Isabelle. Dear brother of of the Monica United Paton, survived Long-time member thelate Wyevale Church by husband the maker� late Joyce Ridley. and her awarded theSandy, “best and cookie for Habitat Friends called and at the STECKLEY-GOODERHAM for Humanity long-time member of Midland Funeral Home, Clapperton and Worsley Friends Streets, Barrie Penetanguishene Builders Association. called on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, MondayMass June will 17, be held at St Church, 65 from Amelia Barrie 2013 from 7-9Mary’s pm and Tuesday 2-4Street, pm and 7-9 on November 27th, at 10:00 am. Church Interment pm.Thursday Funeral service wsa at Wyevale United on St. Mary’s Cemetery, Memorial donations to the Wednesday June 19thBarrie. at 1:00 pm. Interment Wyevale Kidney Foundation or in thelieu Heart and Stroke Cemetery. Donations, of flowers, canFoundation be made to would by theSimcoe family. or Condolences may Habitatbe forappreciated Humanity North Wyevale United be forwarded through Church Building Fundwww, or other charity of your choice.  Messages of condolence may Sabina be sent - toAtwww. GALBRAITH, Ethel Mary the Wedgewood Manor, Summerside, P.E.I. on Tuesday, November 18,Norman 2008, In H. her -91st year. Beloved of GUTSELL, Loving husband wife to the the late Arnold Galbraith. Dear mother of Sabina (John) late June Gutsell and father to Deborah. - Veteran of Daniels Richmond Hill, Jimwife (Rebecca) of Texas, WW11.ofPredeceased by his and best friend Dale June (Anita) Newmarket, Heatherpassed Zaharychuk of S’side, (Augustof2012) nee Langstone, away peacefully David of Manitoulin Island, Earl (Vivian) of Brampton, at Georgian Bay General Hospital  Thursday June June (James) Walters of S’side, Lois Travors of S’side 13, 2013 after a brief illness in his 97th year, with & (Carol) of Sydney, B.C.Predeceased Also survived by hisDonald daughter Deborah at his side. by his 16 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. of brothers Gordon (Terry) and John. Norm lovedSister to sing. Joyce MacSweyne, Fred Dapp and the late Bert Dapp He sang solo hymns at St. Clements Anglican Church in & Marjorie Memorial to the Toronto at ageChambers. 11. He went on to singDonations in an orchestra at Alzheimer would andHemay be 17, lead by Society Al Williams andbehisappreciated Silver Kings. played made the Lynn-Stone many through sports, but hockey wasFuneral his giftHome, and heElmvale. went on to play with the Toronto Marlies until an injury ended this dream. So onward and upward he went. Starting as a messenger with Consumers Gas where he rode his bike all over Toronto, he worked his way up into the accounting division. He then became supervising inspector for the Fuel Safety Board of Ontario. He retired in 1980 and settled into what he thought was a slower pace of life until he joined the Bay Shore Seniors. He enjoyed all it had to offer from serving on the executive to helping with the different committees. St. Vincent Even with his 445 diminishing eyesightStreet he was still bowling at 94 and Barrie, throwingOntario strikes! HeL4M made6T5 many friends through the club and many of those friends have become like family. He looked forward to Friday luncheons, including schnitzel and pie at Pieces of Olde. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him; he was a true gentleman and someone who we all could look up to and admire.  Many, many thanks to Pam with CCAC, the nurses from Bayshore Home Health, Lori, Janice, Susan, Cherly, Blu and Siske. Also, the Red Cross PSW, Patsy. You all were so wonderful to Dad. To Dr.'s Barb & Rainer Loiskandl, you both were always there for us no matter what day or time. The Dr.'s and nurses at GBGH, from emergency to ICU and then 2 East, you all went out of your way to care for Dad, and the palliative care team of Cheryl & Barb for helping me in the final days, hour and minutes. You are all so very special.  To our friends who took the time to help at home and stay at the hospital with me. Marg and Gord, Dianne and Gord, Sharon, Lynda and Lorelei, you will never know what it means to me to have such wonderful dear friends. Thank you all so very, very much. Funeral service to be held Saturday June 22, 2013, at 1:00 pm at LYNNSTONE FUNERAL HOME, Elmvale, followed by a reception and celebration at the Bay Shore Seniors Hall, 2000 Tiny Beaches Road, Tiny, ON. Donations can be made to Mikey's Place for Autism or the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Messages of sympathy may be sent to The largest donut ever made was an American-style jelly donut weighing 1.7 tons, which was 16 feet in diameter and 16 inches high in the center. The Dutch are often credited with bringing donuts to the U.S. with their olykoeks, or oily cakes in the 1800s. The Guinness World record for donut eating is held by John Haight, who consumed 29 donuts in just over 6 minutes.

(Clearview, Springwater Twp., Wasaga Beach) – Recently Is willoftie knot... members the the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario If you Provincial have been receiving concerns about puny 2 BeautifulPolice non-denominational motor vehicles in our detachment Wedding Ceremonies Performedarea that seem to have think a a complete disregard for the safety of our school children. pound anywhere! These motorists feel that the reduced speed in our school and au Call or e-mail today zones, areRev notOtto meant for them. If a school zone is ½ a (Sour Seegers kilometre long, most 1965 are shorter and our motorist is going 705 422 50Km/h, 10 km/h over the posted speed limit of 40Km/h, e-mail the difference in time it takes to travel this distance at Ch those speeds is 9 seconds. Is not the safety of our children Obituaries worth 9 seconds? HALLYBURTON, Harold toRussell - Passed away To help motorist remember “slow downâ€? in school peacefully at his home in Hillsdale on Thursday, zones, OPP will be spending more time patrolling June these 6, 2013, instopping his 77thdrivers year. Russell Hallyburton, roadways, who may feel theirbeloved time is husband of Shirley Tinney). Dear more important then theHallyburton safety of our(Nee children. father of Jo-Anne (Tony) of Hillsdale, Karon (the late NO John) of Barrie, Jane of Victoria Harbour, Kim (Chris) PIERCEYS APPLIANCE SERVICE of Orillia and the late Dougie. Lovingly remembered FREE by his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Brother In-Home Service To All Major Brands of of Frank of Hamilton, Glen of Hamilton, Robert of St. Electric, Natural Gas & Propane Appliances Thomas, Albert of Wasaga Beach, Roland of Orr Lake, Roy of Hillsdale, Garnet of Barrie, Norman & Paul both Serving the Elmvale, of Brockville andWasaga the lateBeach, Richard, Aubrey,Hillsdale, Jim, Mary & Minesingwill andbe Barrie areas. GlendolaMidhurst, Kingsley.  Russell missed by his many CA nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale from 6-9 p.m. Monday and 10 MARK T. PIERCEY - 11am Tuesday. Certifi ed & Memorial Licenced Service was in the Chapel on Tuesday, June 11 at 11 a.m. Cremation with interment at 705 322-0473 A go Hillsdale United Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations sets o to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the charity of your pine choice would be appreciated. When A Moose in A Maple Tree – The All-Canadian 12 table STOTT, Arthur “Artâ€? - Passed suddenly across with Days of Christmas hits the shelvesaway of bookstores press his family by his side on Sunday June at the Canada in the coming weeks it will be16, one2013 of the few mirro Georgianchildren’s Bay General Hospital, ArtisStott of Canadian books on the Midland. market that actually TER Wyevale, In his 56th year. Beloved husband of Paulette printed in Canada. A 10% (nee LePage). father of Paul of “Yes it’s a lot Dear cheaper to get books(Rebecca) printed inStott Chinaâ€? Collingwood, George Stott “but of IWyevale concedes the books author(Amanda) Troy Townsin think it’s and important Corby (Casey) Stottour oflocal Victoria Harbour. very to support industriesâ€?. HeLoved adds,â€?I grandfather Bradyn, Landen, Alyssa urge people tooftake a closer look atWestley, where the booksand they Brian. Sonare of Marion the late George are buying printed.and I think they will Stott.  Brother  Yvonne (Greg) Giffen, Sherry Johnson beofvery surprised to find that even books(Doug) and Kenneth (Jackie) Stott. Art will also be fondly that claim to be specifically about Cana his many nieces andthe nephews. Friends daremembered are usuallyby printed abroad. With called at the Lynn-Stone struggling economy this Funeral trend isHome, det- Elmvale from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. rimental to Canada as we needFuneral to keep Service was in  the hereâ€?. Chapel on Thursday, June 20 at 2 p.m. Interment jobs  Wyevale Memorial Donations the Wyevale His bookCemetery. is a unique Canadian adapta- to  United Church or the12Georgian Bay General Hospital tion of the traditional Days of Christ would be and appreciated. Condlence mas song it features Canadianmay ani-be sent to www. mals, icons and activities.    Townsin, an Australian by birth moved Woodall, Joseph Daniel - Passed away  suddenly at to Canada five years ago, married a Ca#%#&%   The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto on Monday nadian and has written the book as a   June 10, 2013. Joseph Daniel Woodall age 15 months celebration of his upcoming Canadian of Tiny.  Beloved son of Korey Woodall and Brianne citizenship. He is also a wine columnist  ()# Martin.  Nephew of Jordan Martin, Zachary Martin for CBC radio and the author of several   

(Melanie Wiggins), and Kelsey Woodall (Rebecca


books on food and wine. Tremblay). Cherished grandson of #$2 Kathy Earle My background is in children’s theatre� (Stephen Searl), David Woodall (Jo-Ann Larkin), explains Troy “and I although I’ve been     !3++, Daniel Martin (Melissa Moore), late Jo-Anne Woodall having a lot of fun doing the food and ) # 2!3!117+1 (Peter Mertz).  Greatly loved and will be missed by his wine books I’ve definitely missed work-    great grandparents, great aunts and uncles, cousins, step ing with children so this gets me back at *#' .811$'./

aunts and uncles, and many friends. Thanks Georgian ,1to ' 2   #$  ; schools singing with the kids.� Bay General Hospital, the Ornge Air Transportation -#!111  #)# .$ Partial proceeds from the sale of each Crew, and the Sick Kids Hospital Doctors and Staff for copy of A Moose in A Maple Tree are do- $ *'2* #'

their care and support. Friends called at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home Elmvale from 2-4 and 7-9 pm Friday June 14, 2013.  Funeral Service was held at St. John’s Anglican Church Waverley on Saturday, June 15 at 1 pm. Interment Wyebridge Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Joseph’s memory to the SickKids Foundation would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to

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