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A meeting last week has resulted in a political shift that may affect the future of 300 hectares of farmland in Springwater Township, presently due to be paved over. Under intense pressure at a three-hour public meeting on May 14, township officials agreed to take another look at the controversial Midhurst Secondary Plan. The undertaking came from Mayor Linda Collins and Chief Administrative Officer Robert Brindley. Midhurst resident Sandy Buxton made sure that what had been promised was made crystal clear, asking Collins whether a correct summary of the mayor’s position would be, “’I like this plan, I have voted for it, I will vote for it and I’m not changing my mind.’ That’s essentially what I heard you say, Mayor.” “I said that,” Collins agreed. “Okay, so we have cards on the table,” Buxton said, adding: “I see a number of people here who don’t agree with you.” That was an understatement, with 150 people packing the council chambers, and every speaker expressing opposition to or fear of the proposed massive expansion of Midhurst. Buxton noted that while many in Springwater “don’t give a damn” about Midhurst, “they do care about the taxes that they pay, they do care about their environment, they do care about the setting that they have chosen to live in. So I am hoping that you have actually agreed – not ‘will consider it’ – that you have agreed that in a timely manner at council you will revisit the wisdom of the Midhurst Secondary Plan.” Collins replied that that undertaking had already been given. “I didn’t hear it in that clear language,” said Buxton. Collins referred the question to Brindley, who stated unequivocally, “this matter will come back before council.” That will happen within two months, Brindley said, when pressed further. Collins chaired the meeting and took the brunt of questioning. Other members of council remained silent throughout, except for two, Sandy McConkey and Jack Hanna, who both expressed support for the residents. Hanna said he was not confident council
would change its position. He urged residents to get in touch with councillors and ask them to reconsider – and, if councillors are not prepared to do that, they at least commit to not making any final decisions until after the next municipal election. “Then it can become an election issue and people who are for or against it can have their say and I think that would be the best way for the democratic process to continue out,”
Hanna said. The expansion of Midhurst from 3,500 to 30,000 people has never been an election issue. It wasn’t back in 2006, when Tony Guergis was elected mayor. The expectation then was that the Midhurst Secondary Plans would provide for an orderly expansion without any fundamental change to the character of the village. At some stage during Springwater’s public consultation in the summer of 2008 (consultation that was criticized at last week’s meeting for being poorly timed and poorly publicized) the scope of the project changed to a massive 10,000 housing units on 758 hectares of Class 1 and 2 farmland. That was approved by Springwater Council in November, 2008. But the MSP did not receive Simcoe County approval, leaving it in limbo – so it was not an issue in the 2010 municipal election. In October 2011, without notice to Midhurst residents, the matter was quietly approved without debate by Simcoe County’s corporate services committee, which has delegated authority to act for Simcoe County Council in such decisions. The provincial government immediately appealed the MSP to the Ontario Municipal Board, but withdrew a portion of its appeal a year later, in November, 2012, clearing the way for development of 5,000 housing units on 300 hectares. The first most Midhurst residents learned of what was to befall their village was at a meeting called by Springwater Township in November, 2011 after the deadline for appeal to the OMB had expired.
The eight boys who came to help at Heritage Park on EDHS Day were very thorough in their work. Some dug grass clumps out of the trail, some cleaned the washroom, some painted the benches, and some sanded and painted the legs on the picnic tables. All the boys made every attempt to do the jobs as they had been instructed, and while I have had quicker workers, these guys would get an "A" for doing their work well. Tom McGinnis and George Jones worked at repairing the flag poles. Wind and weather had worn out the pulleys and rust had made taking the poles down am almost impossible job. The harness has been repaired and one flag pole re-seated in concrete. Ruth Allen cleaned up the kitchen in preparation for the annual health inspection of the kitchen. (George Allen)
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On Thursday, May 16 at 10:30 pm, Springwater Fire & Emergency Services responded to an alarm call at BFI on Bertram Industrial Parkway. Upon arrival the garbage and recycling processing area of the BFI building was fully involved. The fire was very large and difficult to extinguish due to the amount of materials burning; more resources were called in immediately. The fire was brought under control in approximately 3 hours with the assistance of Barrie, Tiny, Oro-Medonte, Clearview and Essa Fire Services; the use of a front-end loader and back hoe were also utilized to aid Springwater Fire & Emergency Services efforts. No employees were present and there were no injuries. Approximately 19 vehicles and 50 Firefighters were required to get the fire under control. “Crews did a great job isolating the incident to the materials processing area,” said Deputy Fire Chief, Craig Williams, “with the help of mutual aid we were able to prevent offices and other administration areas from being damaged.” The Ontario Fire Marshall (OFM) was contacted as damages are estimated at more than $500,000 and the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) was called to evaluate water runoff. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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Another article referred to the pay of the Bangladesh garment worked in reference to the more than 1000 workers that were killed when the building they worked in collapsed. These employees make $2 a day for working 12 hours. One of the spokespersons for one of the companies that received their items from places like that suggested they should continue because the income for many of the families involved. Without this work, the people would have nothing. What he did not say was that this work use to be done by the same type of employees in other countries who had demanded better working conditions/safety and whom had made twice as much per day - $4 per 12 hours. I am not an advocate of marijuana but I never read anything about how a group of people got all smoked up and started to riot and wreck stuff unlike alcohol fueled (hockey) riots. I once read an article in which the strong American forestry industry was behind the prohibition of hemp as there was the possibility that it would replace a lot of the items that came from their industry i.e. paper to begin with. We have heard about rope and clothes made of hemp and different hemp oils. Hemp and Marijuana different varieties of the same species Cannabis sativa L. Marijuana is now legal in Colorado. It is estimated that each pot smoker will smoke 3.53 ounces and spend $650 on weed a year. The 12.5% of the population that partake would consume some 142,000 pounds of the stuff. A pound is worth $3000 in this case but there are rumoured prices of a high of $3600 but since it has been legalized, there are reports the price has dropped to $2000 a pound. With a 15% excise tax on the sale of marijuana in Colorado, they expect a tax return of $21.7 million annually. If you smoke a pack of cigarettes a day, an average price of a 20 pack in Ontario is $8.04 or almost $3000 a year. The cheapest place to smoke cigarettes is Quebec and the most expensive is the North West Territories. Extreme global warming is less likely in coming decades after a slowdown in the pace of temperature rises so far this century, an international team of scientists said on Sunday. “The most extreme rates of warming simulated by the current generation of climate models over 50- to 100-year timescales are looking less likely,” the University of Oxford wrote about the findings in the journal Nature Geoscience. The rate of global warming has slowed after strong rises in the 1980s and 1990s, even though all the 10 warmest years since reliable records began in the 1850s have been since 1998. http://t.co/p0QIAAPmkG This doesn’t mean we can go wholesale back into the polluting of our earth, but it is an indication that the computer that said we would be living in Florida 12 months a year might have not had the right information fed into it. There is no more heavy garbage pick up. But if you call the county, they can schedule a $35 pick-up for a maximum of 5 items. I own a truck. If they can come and pick
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As the stories about out-sourcing become more prevalent, it was interesting to read a story in the Star about legal companies in Toronto delegating high volume repetitive work to lawyers in India and the Philippines. Lawyers there make $25 an hour which is pretty good pay in those countries. Meanwhile in Canada, the average hourly rates for new lawyers is $243 an hour and after 10 years, they would average $365 per hour. Indian law schools are graduating 60,000 to 17,000 lawyers a year. In June 2012, Ontario licensed 1362 lawyers to practice law. 25% did not have a job related to their profession.
up 5 chesterfields for the amazing low price of $35, they can break their backs. I am not going to. The OPP held a 5 hour collection of prescription drugs in 53 locations around Ontario. In one detachment area, they had almost 100 pounds of unwanted or expired medications dropped off. If you missed the opportunity of getting rid of these pharmaceuticals which should never be flushed down the drain, most all druggists have a disposal method at their pharmacies. The Midland Cultural Centre(MCC) is an $8-million jewel in Downtown Midland that provides a venue for the arts in North Simcoe including live theatre, galleries and art studios, performance atrium and performance hall. The MCC was built with the largest, single donation in Simcoe County’s history – a gift from the Weber Foundation – and officially opened its door almost one year ago. On May 15, Margaret Ann et moi, as friends from the media, went on a tour (5 pm to 6:30 pm) with three other people. The tour was conducted by MCC Board President and Day in the Life Series host Fred Hacker. The Rotary Room will hold 250 people sitting and has been used for weddings,banquets and numerous other reasons. The Theatre holds 122. The Quest gallery has numerous works of art by local participants. There is a chef hied and everyday he prepares food for the cafe.
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Spring has finally arrived please join us on Wed. June ONLY $10 5th 2013 for a day of fun everyone welcome, you do not for the Whole need Year! a membership. Bus will leave the parking lot at Elmvale Community Centre at 8:00 am (picking-up for Penetang/Midland will be 7:40 am). We will explore the area north of Uxbridge close to Sundereland coming home via Bradford Garden Gallery. We will stop for a quick break then on to thehttp://www.gardenontario.org/ property of a landscaper architect and view his house, grounds, streams and special border plant Next we will see some very unusual concrete sculptures big and small. His wife makes beautiful quilts unlike anything you will see anywhere else Lunch will be in the old Presbyterian Church/museum where L.M. Montgomery author of Anna of Green Gables husband served. She wrote 11 of her 22 novels while there. After lunch we will visit two acres of different gardens there will be plants for sale. Our last stop will be Bradford Garden Galley to shop or look. Gardens, sculptures, quilts, lunch and shopping for a day of fun cost only $80.00 To reserve a seat please call by Sat June 1st 2013 to Joanne (705)322-2864 or Gwen (705)322-1053
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email@example.com / 728-9784 The first long weekend of summer has come and gone and with it came lots of traffic and the ever tormenting black flies! I guess the next month or so will keep us flapping our arms around our heads or just staying inside as much as possible to avoid the pesky bugs. I have been hearing the crack of the bat happening at the ball diamonds here in the village. I know practices have been happening and games will be starting soon. If you are looking for something fun to do in your evenings, come watch a game. Fans are always welcome! SPRING CLEAN UP - The Recreation Board is organizing a Spring Clean Up day. It will be taking place on Saturday June 1st at 9:30 at the Community Centre. Everyone is encouraged to come out and lend a hand if you can. Please bring a rake with you. A community shower for AMY PLOEG AND PETER CANZIO will be held on Sunday June 23, 2013. It will be at the Minesing United Church, 1662 George Johnston Road from 1-4 p.m. For further information, please contact Michelle Lidster @ 705-796-1713 Until next time...smile, it makes people nervous. Ontario has 16,900 kilometres of provincial highway which, placed end to end, would span Canada twice. EASY AIR FRESHENER - Mason jar air freshener - fill a small mason jar about 1/4 full with baking soda, and add 6-8 drops of your favorite essential oil. Punch holes in the lid, and place in any spot that could use some freshening. Every once in a while, give the jar a gentle shake to boost it's air freshening power. Jaws, the movie, single-handedly caused a downturn in the package beach holiday trade. When kids hit 1 year old, it’s like hanging out with a miniature drunk. You have to hold onto them. They bump into things. They laugh and cry. They urinate. They vomit.
Open 24 Hours 14 Yonge St. North Elmvale, ON 705-322-2261 the hay shelter. Her rubber chicken leg, green Kong, pink ball and big orange ball are strewn in the hallway and by her dish. I don’t plan on moving them any time soon. In fact, I look forward to finding her other toys somewhere on this farm. Finding her toys is like finding pennies from heaven and that is surely where my dear, sweet girl now resides. *** 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . Photo caption: May, the farm dog, plays with one of her favourite toys.
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Scandals Leave Ontarians with No Confidence in Liberal Government
Are scandals and billion dollar deficits becoming the new normal in Ontario? The McGuinty-Wynne Liberal government wants us to think so. In the last year alone they have snuffed off countless blunders of mismanagement and waste including investigations into Ornge, eHealth and the politically motivated cancellation of two gas plants. To top it off, the Liberals latest budget calls for another $9.8 billion deficit in 2013 to add to our already astounding $280 billion debt--a debt that has more than doubled since the Liberals have been in power. This blatant disregard for taxpayer money is unacceptable and is costing us big time. To put it into perspective, the Gas Plant scandal alone cost Ontarians at least $585,000,000. This is money that the Liberals diverted from healthcare and education for purely political reasons to save Liberal Party seats in the last election. The cost of this scandal, for instance, is equivalent to 2,925,000 weeks of groceries at $200/week. The Ornge scandal cost Ontarians at least $700,000,000. The Auditor General has already revealed that the Liberal government ignored multiple red flag warnings as early as 2008 over the "deceitful" business practices and its plans to use public funds for their for-profit business ventures. The cost of the Ornge scandal is equivalent to tuition for 97,493 university students. The eHealth Scandal costs have doubled over the last three years to over $2,000,000,000 despite the Auditor General's scathing 2009 report that revealed the government failed to properly oversee the initiative. We still have little to nothing to show for this spending disaster as the eHealth projects are either behind schedule, over budget or non-existent. The cost of this scandal is equivalent to the construction of new hospitals in both Collingwood and Alliston and six others that could have been built throughout Ontario. A new poll out of QMI Agency reveals that 46% of Ontarians believe the McGuinty-Wynne Liberal government is corrupt while 61% believe the Liberals lied about the Gas Plant scandal. More spending, more mismanagement, more waste, more taxes, more scandals and more debt. It's time the McGuinty-Wynne government is held to account. The Ontario PCs won't be supporting the budget or propping up a government that can't be trusted with taxpayer dollars. As House Leader of the Official Opposition, I recently tabled a Want of Confidence motion to give Ontarians a voice in whether the scandal-plagued Liberals still deserve to run the province. The confidence motion addresses the McGuinty-Wynne government repeatedly putting the political fortunes of the Liberal Party ahead of both the people and the Province of Ontario. Although the Liberals have blocked debate of my motion, it will be debated through an Opposition Day motion on May 15. I am looking forward to this debate. If you are interested in reading more about these motions please visit my website www.jimwilsonmpp.com Jim Wilson is the Progressive Conservative MPP for Simcoe-Grey
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If you live in a rural area, small community or have a cottage, chances are you have a septic system. Septic systems are on site treatment units that process anything that goes down the drain – every shower drip and every toilet flush – flows to the septic system. Septic systems are comprised of a tank, a network of pipes and billions of organisms that process waste.
It’s the time of year when construction projects get underway. We ask that you take extra caution around construction areas to ensure everyone’s safety.
May 27 Planning Committee 5:30 pm, Township Administration Centre
Join us for a Septic System Information Session including information about the Orr Lake Septic Re-Inspection Program (OLSRP): 10:30 am - 12:00 noon Saturday, June 8, 2013 Elmvale Arena (Springwater Room) 14 George Street, Elmvale (2nd floor) Our goal is to help you become familiar with how your septic system works and how to keep it working properly. It is important to know that you are responsible for your septic system and that it is in your best interest to take good care of it – from a health, financial and environmental perspective. For more information please contact the Township of Springwater Building Department by phone,705-728-4784 ext. 2017 or email, email@example.com.
ENTRANCE PERMITS Pursuant to Entrance By-law 2005-38, Schedule B A permit is required for any construction, including asphalt or interlocking stone paving, related to existing or new entrances to residential, commercial, agricultural or recreational properties. Work on the construction or alteration of an entrance must not be started before an Entrance Permit for the work has been issued by the Township. Entrance Permit Applications are available on the Township of Springwater website at www.springwater.ca, or at the Township Administration Centre located at 2231 Nursery Road, Minesing. Questions may be directed to the Public Works Department: 705-728-4784 ext. 2012.
HEALTH SERVICES Staying Healthy with Diabetes Did you know the North Simcoe Regional Diabetes Program provides monthly outreach programs for adults with Diabetes? Individual and group appointments are available!
North Orr Lake Road Rehabilitation Construction begins the week of May 21, 2013 and includes the clearing/removal of tree and brush sections within the North Orr Lake Rd right-of-way to allow for the road and drainage works. The work will also include the pulverizing of the existing road, the addition of new granular material and resurfacing of the road. Sections of the ditches will be excavated and some of the existing culverts will be replaced. Maria Street Reconstruction, Elmvale Construction begins in the near future and includes: reconstruction of the existing road structure including a parking lane on one side; removal of the existing sidewalk and construction of new concrete curb and sidewalk on both sides; rehabilitation of the storm sewer maintenance holes and catch basins; restoration of boulevards between curbs and sidewalks, all driveways to property line with asphalt, all disturbed boulevard areas and removal of evergreen trees for sidewalk construction. For more information please visit the Township website www.springwater.ca or call the Public Works department at 705728-4784 ext. 2012.
ANIMAL CONTROL In light of increased animal control costs directly attributed to stray cats, the Township is soliciting resident feedback on mechanisms to offset the cost to the taxpayer, such as requiring cats to be licensed. Information sessions will be scheduled in the near future. Please send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax: 705-728-6957 or mail 2231 Nursery Road, Minesing, ON, L0L 1Y2. SUMMER CAMPS! Check out the amazing camps being hosted at the Elmvale Arena this summer for kids aged 5-12. Starting in July, summer camps offer kids the opportunity to make new friends and participate in fun activities! Every week offers something different, all for $125 per week.
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May 28 Heritage Committee 7:00 pm, Township Administration Centre May 30 Elmvale BIA Annual General Meeting 5:30 pm, Elmvale Library June 5 Committee of Adjustment 7:00 pm, Township Administration Centre June 11 Elmvale Recreation Service Board 5:00 pm, Knox Building June 11 Grenfel Recreation Service Board 7:30 pm, Grenfel Community Hall June 13 Library Board 7:00 pm, Elmvale Library June 17 Council Meeting 5:30 pm, Township Administration Centre
PANCAKE BREAKFAST The Elmvale-Flos Firefighter’s Association is hosting its annual pancake breakfast! 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Sunday, May 26, 2013 Elmvale Fire Hall Adults - $8 Children - $4 Funds raised stay in our community. We greatly appreciate your support!
Recent Stanley the Speed Radar results indicate drivers are exceeding the limits in 40, 50 and 60 km/h zones. With the warmer weather there are more cyclists and pedestrians on the roads, please slow down. Speeding in Community Safety Zones results in double the normal fines; note that Vespra Valley Road, North of Highway 26 is now a Community Safety Zone, please use caution in the area. 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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Wyevale Resident 18 year old Randy Mortley Plays for Canada’s Deaf Team
Randy Mortley lives in Wyevale. His first job was at Ritchie’s Feed’n Needs just west of Elmvale. Jackie hired him while he was in High School. When she went to watch her grandchildren play hockey, she would stay after to watch Randy play. Coming from a sports family, she encouraged Randy in whatever he did. Randy is a member of Team Ontario. A year ago, they won Gold in Edmonton 2012 Canadian Championship. When Randy made the Canadian team for the deaf, Jackie was his sweater sponsor. The number was 21. At the World Championship in Finland in early April, the teams from Russia, Finland and Canada both had three
wins. Based on their goals against MPP averages, it was deemed that Canada Simcoe North play Russia and Finland would play for the bronze against United States. Although Randy’s game was close, 482 Elizabeth Street they lost to the Russians 5-4. Midland ON L4R 1Z8 Besides the support from the (705) 526-8671 Ritchies, Randy would also like to thank oOther local businesses that 14 Coldwater Rd. W. generously helped . they were GBay Orillia ON L3V 6S2 Services, Wyevale Parks and Rec., (705) 326-3246 Tiny Township Lions Club and Bayside Medical. He would also like to thank the The NDP recently propped up the corrupt McGuintymany local friends, neighbour and Wynne Liberals and voted in favour of incompetence, family that cheered him on. scandals and wasted taxpayers’ dollars. It was an awesome experience. A Liberal-NDP Coalition is alive and well. Premier Wynne and Andrea Horwath are only focused on protecting their Party and will do whatever it takes to cling to their power. The arrogance of the NDP and Liberals to waste hundreds of millions of dollars to buy an election is one thing. But to be so arrogant that you would hide from accountability is another. The NDP’s decision is to prop up a government that wasted $600 million to cancel the Mississauga and Oakville gas plants and then lie to Ontarians about it. Ontarians deserve a vote in the Legislature about whether they have confidence in the Liberal government. Unfortunately, the NDP and Liberals teamed up to vote against this effort to give the people of Ontario a voice. I expected the Liberals to put their party before the people of Ontario. But I never thought that the NDP would throw away their integrity and back this corrupt, morallybankrupt McGuinty-Wynne government. The sooner we change the direction of the province the better. That half a Passenger, Truck & Farm Tires billion dollars wasted on gas plants and a billion dollars in On-site Calcium Service new spending initiatives to buy the NDP’s support will not put us on the right track. can understand why leaving the Liberals in power is Sales & Repair of all Brands inIthe best interest of the NDP. But leaving the Liberals in Serving North of Barrie to Midland power is not in the best interest of Ontario. 24 hr Emergency You must have been warned against letting the golden Field & Road Service hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only be7002 Hwy 93 & Stamp Side Rd • South of midland cause we let them slip by. -James M. Barrie, novelist and playwright (1860-1937)
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Pictured here are the organizers of the dance to raise funds for the RIDE TO CONQUER CANCER, Louis Pilon, Lise Pilon, Monique Dupuis, Mike Dupuis and the tandem bike decorated with flags. In preparation for the RIDE TO CONQUER CANCER on June 8, 2013, Nobody Does It Alone held a fundraiser at Georgian Shores Swinging Seniors on May 4th to support Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, the Radiology Department at RVH in Barrie and our local Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre. Mike Dupuis will ride his tandem bike decorated with flags carrying the names of the victims of cancer. This event alone raised about $1000. For more information contact Monique Dupuis at 705-526-5074.
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And the People's Choice Award goes to...
On Saturday, June 1st, St. John’s United Church in Elmvale will be hosting the Calvary Youth Chorus. This is a group of young people from the Calvary Conservative Mennonite Church near Elmira. They are acapella singers who perform Gospel music and spiritual hymns. The concert will begin at 7pm and refreshments will follow. There will be no charge but free will donations will be accepted. Come out and enjoy an evening of uplifting music! For more information call (705) 322-1472 or check our website at www.unitedchurchelmvale.org
Graffiti Art's (People’s Choice Award sponsor) Karianne Copeland presents Judy Goode, the winner of the 9th Annual Juried Art Show People's Choice Award, with a $150 cheque. More than 300 ballots were cast as part of Quest Art's juried art show, which took place from March 8 to May 4.
The Images Of A Mother"
4 years of age: my Mommy can do anything! 8 yearsof age: my Mom knows a lot! A whole lot! 12 years of age: my Mother doesn't really know quite *everything.* 14 years of age: naturally, Mother doesn't know that, either. 16 years of age: Mother? Oh, she's hopelessly old-fashioned. 18 years of age: that old woman? She's way out of date! 25 years of age: well, she might know a little bit about it. 35 years of age: before we decide, let's get Mom's opinion. 45 years of age: wonder what Mom would have thought about it? 65 years of age: I wish I could talk it over with Mom...
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Letters to the Editor • The Springwater Forum • Your Page Midhurst Village v Mayor Linda Collins/ Midhurst Secondary Plan
My family attended the Midhurst Secondary Plan meeting on May 14th in Springwater. The turnout was impressive, when we arrived at 6:30 there was standing room only. For the most part, Mayor Collins seemed out of her comfort zone. She stammered and fumbled her way through some of the questions; referring to other council members and experts if she did not want to respond to a specific question. Mayor Collins confirmed that the residents of Midhurst would not be forced to hook up to the services as they were provided, neither would they be expect to pay for them should they decide to do so. When pressed on this issue, she was forced to admit that she had no control over new council that will invariably be elected. In effect, her word is only her bond until she is out of office; her term is up in 2014 I believe. Information on the disposal of class 1 farm land; the effect on the environment when this land is covered by concrete; and the care and protection of the swamps, is ambiguous and misleading. If this information is misleading, what else have we been told that incorrect! Mayor Collins belief that “if you build it they will come” attitude is misguided and irrational at best! If these properties are built of course people will buy them; and those people will travel out of Barrie every day to go to work. Is the Mayor honestly asking us to believe, for one moment, that once industry comes to Barrie, IF it ever does, that those same individuals are going to quit the established job that they hold to work in Barrie! That is unlikely to be the case. This is clearly a case of the cart before the horse! Mayor Collins could not state any benefits to the current occupants of Midhurst, should this development go through, other than we would have sidewalks! It seems that the extent, and size, of this development has been deliberately kept as low key as it was legally possible to do so. Notifications of meetings, although published in the local newspapers, were kept small, so as not to attract attention. When asked if it were still possible to stop the development, she at first said, and I quote “The horse has left the barn”, and was then forced to admit that it is not too late. To the residents of Midhurst: We CAN stop, or at the very least, reduce the amount of development proposed. We were told as much at yesterday’s meeting. Before the first soil is turned we MUST unite against this plan, draw as much attention to this travesty as we can, make it clear that we WILL do all that we can to stop this destruction of our beautiful village. Everyone has a part to play, we need you all, no matter how small your contribution may be! We need to do this not only for Midhurst, but for every village in the future that finds itself faced with this! I urge everyone to contact the Rate Payers Association and ask how you can help. To the Councilors: Midhurst is not YOUR village to dispose of as you see fit! Be assured, we the residents, will do everything in our power to protect it, no matter the cost! Concerned Residents – Gill Road
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Dear Sir The recent Conservative omnibus budget legislation targets the independence of the CBC. Unfortunately, the new sweeping powers in Bill C-60 would give the Harper government unprecedented powers to dictate employment terms for workers and managers at CBC - including the work of journalists critical of the actions of the government. Furthermore, the Harper government is trying to extend the same level of influence with other Crown institutions including the Canada Council for the Arts, Telefilm, and our national museums. Such interference will diminish the independence of our key cultural institutions - a freedom that is fundamental to telling our national stories and supporting our cultural industry. Canadians deserve better. We deserve freedom of the press. We deserve adequate and stable funding of the CBC so we can count on having national and local programming that is free from political interference. Cathy Finlay Elmvale, Ont. The heavy tea tax imposed on the colonies in 1773, which caused the "Boston Tea Party," resulted in America switching from tea to coffee. Drinking coffee was an expression of freedom.
Fresh Ontario Asparagus
Sandy and myself just enjoyed an locally grown asparagus omelette. We stopped by Barrie Hill Farms (barriehillfarms.com) off of George Johnson Road just south of Minesing. The Gervais family who are long time Liberal supporters are offering asparagus in bunches and 5 and 10 pound bags and I was pleased to see they had a new tented storefront to protect us from the elements. Barrie Hill Farms also has many other locally grown products for sale including hanging baskets which are offered at very fair prices. Soon Barrie Hill Farms will be the favourite destination of families for berry picking. Thank you Morris and family for continuing to grow the best, freshest and safest foods in the world. See you very soon. Alex Smardenka Boston Pizza Wasaga Beach and Collingwood Here to make you happy
The Midhurst Secondary Plan is not smart growth. It should be rescinded.
In the first place, the history of how it came about is full of errors. In 2004, Springwater Township Council set a growth limit of 6,5000 new residents in the entire township, a figure in line with the County and the Province’s numbers. Public meetings held in 2006 and 2007 indicated that the local residents wished to keep Midhurst small. However, in 2008, Council rushed through changes to the Midhurst Secondary Plan, the most significant being that it meant an increase of over 20,000 new residents in Midhurst alone. This arbitrary jump from 6,500 to over 20,000 incredible! Secondly, the proposed new developments would be on Class 1 farmland. The township should be protecting it, not building houses on it. Finally, there remain many concerns about the effects of this proposed development on Willow Creek and the Minesing Wetlands as well as whether or not taxpayers in the whole township will have to pay the long-term costs for the infrastructure. Unlike Site 41, where $12 million was spent before the site was cancelled, there appears to be no cost for rescinding the Midhurst Secondary Plan. Like Site 41 and the Melancthon Mega-Quarry, the people of the community are clearly very much against this development. A wise Councillor should recognize that a mistake was made, but that it is not too late to correct that mistake. Springwater Township Council would win the praise of its citizens if it rescinds the Midhurst Secondary Plan. Katy Austin, Elmvale
Leitch leaves us flying blind
Dear editor, Canadian taxpayers are now paying more for less thanks to MP Kellie Leitch and the Conservative Party’s costly changes to our national census. The results are in and their decision to eliminate the mandatory long-form census has produced much lower-quality data that will often not be useable at the local level. In fact, Statistics Canada withheld data on over 1,100 Canadian municipalities, including Lake of Bays, because the numbers were just too unreliable. The government spent an extra $30 million to collect this inaccurate data compared to the traditional, proven census. What a waste! How will a community know where a food bank is needed if we don’t know which neighbourhoods have the most poverty? How will school boards know where adult language training is most needed without knowing where immigrants are settling? We just don’t know. The errors in the data will only get worse over time. At least this time Statistics Canada can use the last full census as an anchor to correct some of the problems. Next time, that option won’t do much good. The problem is spreading: governments and the private sector use data from the census to adjust their surveys if a group’s response rate is low. Now all these other statistics will be less reliable. Ms. Leitch and the Conservatives are asking us to start making big, expensive decisions blindly, without the basic data that is essential to good planning. And they’re charging us more to do it. It’s irresponsible and we’re paying the price. Yours sincerely, Geoff Regan, MP Liberal Party of Canada Industry Most penguins swim underwater at around four to seven miles per hour (mph), but the fastest penguin-the gentoo (Pygoscelis papua)-can reach top speeds of 22 mph! Like other birds, penguins don’t have teeth. Instead, they have backward-facing fleshy spines that line the inside of their mouths. These help them guide their fishy meals down their throat. Eating so much seafood means drinking a lot of saltwater, but penguins have a way to remove it. The supraorbital gland, located just above their eye, filters salt from their bloodstream, which is then excreted through the bill-or by sneezing! Once a year, penguins experience a catastrophic molt. (Yes, that’s the official term.) Most birds molt (lose feathers and regrow them) a few at a time throughout the year, but penguins lose them all at once. They can’t swim and fish without feathers, so they fatten themselves up beforehand to survive the 2-3 weeks it takes to replace them.
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Setting Personal Boundaries
The issue of personal boundaries is something that comes up again and again in counseling situations. Boundaries, in this context, refer to an imaginary line separating each of us individuals from the wants, needs, expectations and behaviors of others. Very often, although certainly not always, symptoms of anxiety and depression are related to an inability to have control over our own physical, mental or emotional space. Infants and children, being very dependent, cannot really set up boundaries, but they try. The infant who purses his lips refusing one more spoonful, is clearly giving the parent the message to back off with the pureed squash already. The toddler who wriggles until put down, is telling the adult that the parental need to cuddle does not supersede his need to explore. If we overpower the child, or act sad and rejected (guilt trip), the child learns that the needs of others take precedence over his. (It is acceptable to control a child at times, e.g. bedtime and when teaching a child to put away toys etc.) However, when we manipulate the child to fill our own emotional needs, we are training the child to please others, before him or herself. Sadly, this produces adults who feel guilty or selfish when they are not doing what others want. There is one inner push towards true wishes, and another push to suppress those honest feelings. It's like having your foot on the brake and the gas pedal at the same time. This can result in anger, depression, anxiety and alienation from the self. To heal this, we must structure an environment in which we can begin speaking our truth. We might do this by telling friends and family that from now on we want to be true to ourselves, and ask for their support. Then, if we do not agree with them, do not want to participate in something, are uncomfortable with anything, we say so. This will challenge others to become aware of and release their codependency (making others responsible for our happiness). This does not mean we cease to cooperate completely. There may be times where we refuse to do something because we really hate it, and cannot fake it anymore. Other times, we may state truthfully that while we dislike what we are being asked to do, we choose to do it because it is important to another. Ideally, others begin to respect that we are separate individuals, and become much more thoughtful and sensitive about asking us to do things they know we do not like. This is the beginning of setting our boundaries. First we must be honest with ourselves about how we feel, secondly, we begin to tell others, and finally, we make our own choices about how much we will violate our own boundaries, or allow others to do so. It's all part of growing up, regardless of age. Gwen Randall-Young is an author and award-winning Psychotherapist. For permission to reprint this article, or to obtain books or cds, visit www.gwen.ca
Wheels & Tracks in Motion at the Simcoe County Museum June 8-9
Minesing/May 21, 2013 – The Simcoe County Museum and the Historical Construction Equipment Association are once again teaming up to present Wheels & Tracks in Motion. This year’s featured piece, the 1929 Wilford Power Shovel, is a fine example of the power shovels used in many different areas of construction, including some extensive road alterations in the Canadian Rockies, as well as closer to home. Wheels & Tracks in Motion, showcasing the 1929 Wilford and other vintage equipment such as road-graders, earthmovers, dozers, steamrollers, and rock crushers, takes place Saturday June 8 and Sunday June 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stay for the day and enjoy a BBQ sausage or hot dog, or pack your own lunch to enjoy at one of our covered picnic areas. The Museum’s permanent displays will also be open for viewing during this event. Regular Museum rates apply: Adults $6, Student/Senior $5, Child $4, Museum Members and Preschoolers receive free admission. The Simcoe County Museum is located at 1151 Highway 26, just minutes north of Barrie. For more information, visit the Museum’s website at museum.simcoe.ca or call (705) 728-3721. Take the Infinite Journey with the Simcoe County Museum, a cultural exploration of our historical past and exciting future. The Simcoe County Museum is owned and operated by the County of Simcoe and offers year round exhibits, events and educational programs for visitors of every age. Visit our website at museum.simcoe.ca for further details. They told me I had type A blood, but it was a Type- O.
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The Sports Zone
not for the best. Quiz Time: Who was the by Mike Townes first player for the YanAnother May twokees to hit two homeruns four long weekend in one inning? Name the one Blue Jay has come and gone to do it? Answers below. with no ball tournaOn the Diamond: The Barrie Bayments in the area. cats have a record of 2-2 as of MonI wrote before that day. They played in Guelph on Tuesthis weekend was always the offi- day after my deadline. Barrie dropped cial start to the fastball season around an 8-7 game on the road against here. Kitchener after the Baycats defeatOn the Victoria Day weekend the ed the Panthers at home 6-4. Barrie first tournament was held in Hillsdale. then traveled to Burlington and deThe weather did not always cooper- feated the Bandits 14-3. Next home ate but there was always good fastball games for the Baycats are Thursday, to watch. Teams came from not only May 23rd at 7:30 against Hamilton, our area, but Toronto always had one Tuesday, May 28th at 7:30 against team or more entered. Up next was Burlington, Thursday, May 30th Vasey. It was usually held the second against Toronto at 7:30 and Tuesweekend of June. Most of the teams day, June 4th at 7:30 against Hamilthat were in Hillsdale would travel ton…The Toronto Blue Jays are dignorth to Vasey for the second leg of ging themselves a deeper hole every the Triple Crown of Fastball. day. The problem is simple. This team The last stop was in Elmvale on is not good enough to compete in the July 1st weekend. If your team had American League East division. All won Hillsdale and Vasey, you were teams in the division have injuries but in Elmvale. I can never remember a they still find ways to win. team winning all three tournaments in Senior Slow Pitch: Starting Thursone season to win the Triple Crown day, May 23rd at 10:00 am, any sebut I am sure there were teams that nior interested in playing a little took two of the three. Fastball teams ball for recreation can show up at were all competitive in those days so the Elmvale Ball Park. No cost inany team that won even one of the volved, just bring a glove. tournaments had bragging rights for On the Ice: The Toronto Maple Leafs the rest of the season. blew a 3 goal lead in the third period I can remember being at these tourna- to the Boston Bruins in game seven. It ments as kid growing up. The fastball was not the fact that the Leafs lost but pitchers in those days were throwing the way they did. I did not give Tosmoke at hitters and a 2-0 win would ronto a chance in this series but they be a blowout. I would collect beer proved to me that they can compete. bottles at these tournaments and have So Leaf fans (I mean you Ron) hold my dad take them to the beer store. At your heads high for a job well done that time a bottle deposit was 2 cents even though it was a tough loss…If I but in those days that could buy a lot was a Bruin fan, I would not be blowof junk food. I think it was my uncle’s ing my horn too loud. They were alcar that I would fill up with empties most upset by the Leafs after holding to bring home and I am sure he was a 3-1 lead in games in the series. That not very happy with me but would go is unacceptable in hockey and I am along with it for my sake. sure they are not going to be that slopNow, the parks in Hillsdale, Vasey py against Ottawa…When teams play and Elmvale host tournaments during overtime, why do you have to change the season but none compare to the ends. I know it is fair to both teams tournaments of the past in these com- but Toronto, who were on their heels, munities. Just another sign that things could not make the long change and are a changing and some changes are that put the final nail in their coffin… And speaking of hard to take defeats, the Barrie Colts led the London Knights The volunteer Board of Directors of Hospice Simcoe, which is responsible 3 games to 1, for the governance of the corporation, is seeking new board members. only to lose in seven games in Board members need to have a strong sense of volunteerism and an the last second understanding about Hospice / Palliative care. of the game. Barrie had just Please send your resume and letter of interest to the attention of Bruce Bound, Board President via e-mail to Christine@hospicesimcoe.ca or tied the game drop off at 336 Penetanguishene Rd., Barrie L4M 7C2. when London
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scored the winner. The loss was a punch in the stomach, but the news the next day that London would host the Memorial Cup in 2014 was a kick in the you know whats. Barrie lost because of the size of the arena, plus London will have 22 players returning next season so they will remain strong. If Barrie repeats as runnersup or champs next season, they will be there to prove the selection committee wrong…Canada came home from the World Hockey tournament with no medal for the 4th consecutive year. They lost to Sweden in a shootout. I would rather they reduce the number of players on the ice every 5 minutes of overtime than lose a game in a shootout…Vancouver Canucks fans will be happy that Daniel and Henrik Sedin won a gold medal at the World tournament. Daniel had 6 points in four games while Henrik had 9 points in the four games. For Vancouver, they had 6 points between them in 4 games each played… Alex Ovechkin rushed over to play for Russia even though he had an injury during the NHL playoffs. Makes you think the European players would rather be there than here playing in the NHL playoffs. This Day in Sports (May 23rd): The 1st Preakness was run on this day in 1873, the 12th in 1884 and 79th in 1953…The 9th Kentucky Derby was run in 1883…The 35th Belmont Stakes ran in 1901…Joe Louis won the Heavyweight Boxing title in 1941…Joe DiMaggio hit three consecutive homeruns in 1948…In 1962, Joe Pepitone became the 2nd Yankee to hit two homeruns in one inning… The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired defenseman Pierre Pilote from Chicago for Jim Pappin in 1968…In 1979, the New England Whalers officially changed their name to the Hartford Whalers…Born on this day was Baltimore manager Buck Showalter and golfing legend Sam Snead died on this day in 2002. This & That: According to a mock draft by The Scouting Report (March 3, 2013), Elmvale resident Chris Bigras is projected to be drafted 50th overall in the NHL Entry Draft being held in New Jersey starting June 30. Chris would be the highest ever draft pick from Elmvale in the NHL. No one calling Elmvale home has ever played a NHL game…Joe DiMaggio was the first Yankee to hit two homeruns in one inning in 1936. Joe Carter is the only Blue Jay to do it in 1993. Mark Bellhorn (2002) and Carlos Baerga (1993) did it from each side of the plate. Fernando Tatis (1999) hit two homeruns in one inning and both were grand slams.
Big Pull is on at Tiny Marsh June 1, 2, 8 and 9
By Kate Harries - Tiny Marsh Species at Risk Committee The Big Pull is set. Volunteers will be pulling Garlic Mustard plants at Tiny Marsh on Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2 or June 8 and 9, 9:30-noon. Why pull Garlic Mustard? Because it’s a vigorous invasive alien that displaces native plants like trilliums. Its roots exude a chemical to prevent other plants from seeding – so it stops regeneration of woodland by tree seedlings. If it takes hold at the Marsh, it will degrade the area’s function as wildlife habitat. In Europe, from whence it came, Garlic Mustard has about 20 pests and diseases to keep it in check. Here, none – except for Big Pull volunteers! Each plant produces up to 800 seeds, and each seed can survive for 10 years. We are halfway through the decadelong effort this year. If successful, by 2019 we should have the infestations under control. Volunteers will still be needed to monitor for outbreaks, but we hope the current major push will no longer be needed. We hope you mark your calendar and come out and join us for at least one of these mornings. We all have fun once you find yourself working among the sights and sounds of the Marsh, it is kind of addictive. The Marsh is located northwest of Elmvale. Meet at the Nature Interpretive Centre parking lot, 500 Tiny Flos Townline. Information: 705-322-2545 The Marsh is not the only area being invaded locally. It is spreading along the banks of the Wye River in Elmvale, and there’s a bad infestation in the Orr Lake tract of the Simcoe County Forest. These are areas where residents could take action to protect their environment, as is happening at Tiny Marsh. This year, the Big Pull has received a grant from BEAN (Biodiversity Education and Action Network). As a result, we will be able to do replacement planting in some of the the areas cleared of Garlic Mustard. We will be using Foamflower, Virginia Waterleaf, Wild Ginger, Jack in the Pulpit, Mayapple and Sensitive Fern. Thanks a two-year biological inventory that started in April with a group of volunteers led by environmental consultant Bob Bowles, we are able to decide what to plant through observations of what is growing in the areas of the Marsh not impacted by Garlic Mustard. This year also marks the start of our partnership with the Elmvale and District Horticultural Society, whose members’ energy and plant knowledge will be of great assistance. Thanks to the Springwater News which has supported the Big Pull since we started in 2009 by providing space to publicize our efforts. Thanks also to Elmvale Home Hardware, which is supplying paper bags at a reduced rate. If you come Wear a hat, long sleeves, long pants, closed shoes or boots, and bring bug spray, and water to drink. No tools needed for pulling. We will set up a footwear-cleaning centre at the parking lot so volunteers can brush their footwear before leaving. The Garlic Mustard spreads when people walk through the infested areas and get the seeds stuck to their footwear. This is why it is important to identify and pull any Garlic Mustard growing in your back yard – or you could become the means of spreading this invasive weed. "A Birthday Gift To Grandson" When my three-year-old son opened the birthday gift from his grandmother, he discovered a water pistol. He squealed with delight and headed for the nearest sink. I was not so pleased. I turned to Mom and said, "I'm surprised at you. Don't you remember how we used to drive you crazy with water guns?"
Tiny Township Lions recognize Terrific Kids
You are cordially invited The Annual General Meeting of Hospice Simcoe Being held this June 27th, 2013 Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Liberty North, 100 Caplan Ave. Barrie Please R.S.V.P. to Doris Davis
The Tiny Township Lions Club recently made a presentation to a Terrific Kid in each class of Wyevale School. Each Terrific Kid was chosen for making Wyevale school a better place to learn. The Lions awarded each child a certificate and a book. A copy of each book was also donated to the school Library in honour of the students.
500th defibrillator installed in Bradford school Midhurst, May 17, 2013 – The County of Simcoe’s Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) Program has reached a milestone and installed its 500th Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in Marie of the Incarnation Catholic School in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury. A joint partnership between the County of Simcoe and the Heart and Stroke Foundation has seen the installation of AEDs in public spaces across the County, including schools, businesses, recreational and community facilities, and hockey arenas since 2006. The Government of Ontario has also provided funding for more than 125 of these units through the Ontario Defibrillator Access Initiative (ODAI). “The installation of the 500th AED in Simcoe County is a significant achievement for the partnership between the County and the Heart and Stroke Foundation,” said Warden Cal Patterson. “On a personal note, as a recent heart attack survivor, I know the value of lifesaving equipment and the role it can play in bringing a loved one home after a cardiac event.” To date, eight individuals in Simcoe County have survived cardiac arrest because of these units, with the most recent occurring in April at a hockey game. One Simcoe County resident, Brandon Koskitalo 13 at the time, was playing tag one minute and the next thing he knew he was waking up in the hospital on life support. He had suffered a cardiac arrest at his school’s playground. “Thanks to Simcoe County for having an AED in the school, my life was saved” says Koskitalo. “Without AED's many people wouldn't have the second chance at life like I have been blessed with and it's all thanks to the people who made them readily available." ”A young boy lost his life in Simcoe County in 2006
and catalyzed a movement across the province of Ontario,” said Andrew Lotto, Manager of Resuscitation Programs at the Heart and Stroke Foundation. “That boy was Chase McEachern and today his vision and legacy have led to the placement of 500 AEDs in his home community making Simcoe County, one of the most heart safe communities in Ontario. We are grateful to Chase, his parents John and Dorothy, his brother Cole and the Simcoe EMS service for tirelessly moving that dream forward. We are proud to support this fantastic cause.” Simcoe County Paramedic Services Chief Andrew Robert believes that AEDs are an effective tool in improving the odds of survival after cardiac arrest. “Training will help you with technique but almost anyone can save a life by pushing hard and fast on a person’s chest and accessing an AED in an emergency situation,” said Robert. “For every one minute delay in defibrillation, the survival rate of a cardiac arrest victim decreases by 7 to 10%.” Brian Beal, Director of Education for the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board also sees the benefit of having AED’s in schools. "We congratulate the County and the Heart and Stroke Foundation on the 500th defibrillator installation," said Beal. "It is an honour that this installation is taking place at Marie of the Incarnation Catholic School. Having defibrillators in our schools is another important step toward ensuring student and staff safety in all of our facilities." The County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.
Feisty Ratepayers question Council about Midhurst Development
Midhurst, Ontario – May 14, 2013 - What Springwater Council had intended to be a small public information night about the Midhurst Secondary Plan (MSP) turned into a heated night with a standing-room only crowd of incensed residents full of frustration and skepticism. If the MSP is completed in total, it will occupy 1,880 acres of prime farmland and it will bring nearly 24,000 new residents to Springwater. Because of a recent decision by the Provincial government, the Township believes that it should push ahead with the first phase of this development. Phase one calls for 3,850 houses and it will bring roughly 11,000 – 12,000 new residents to the Township whose population is currently 18,500. Prior to the meeting, Connie Spek on behalf of the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association, addressed a crowd of demonstrators which set the tone for the meeting that was to come, “We are not against growth. We are against large scale development plans that destroy our farms, threaten our local water sources and potentially bankrupt our township with little benefit to our community. With so much at risk, our community deserves more.” Representatives of the Township began the meeting with a half-hour presentation which was followed by three hours of questions by Ratepayers. People from all corners of Springwater Township came to the microphone to express their concerns. One frustrated resident’s direct question represented the sentiment that most of the audience shared, “Mayor Collins, we are telling you that we don’t want this development. I don’t understand why it is still progressing. Will you consider rescinding the MSP?” To that Mayor Collins replied just as direct, “If you are questioning if I would vote against the MSP if it came to a vote, then no, I would not vote against it.” That answer spurned many jeers and grumbles from the crowd. The audience pressed on with questions which varied from the possibility that the development will cause a raise in taxes to the threat it poses for the Minesing Wetlands to the loss of many acres of prime agricultural lands. A great deal was learned from the audience's questions. First and foremost, it seems clear that the council has the power to repeal the MSP, however; the Mayor was quick to point out that it wouldn’t be a snap decision and may not be financially prudent. Township CAO Robert Brindley committed to bringing issues raised by the audience to a future council meeting. These issues included the financial costs of repealing the plan as well as a potential vote on proceeding or cancelling the MSP. He commented that this meeting would be open to the public and that it would occur within the next two months. Paul Fleming, president of the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association reflected, “It was a great show of goodwill by the council to host this meeting and to hear their constituents' concerns. Of course, it was important for the Councillors to listen to these concerns and to recognize the wide range of impacts that the MSP could have for Springwater. Members of our group were encouraged to hear that the Council is not going to ram the development through quickly but will take time to consider the concerns expressed tonight, especially the view expressed by nearly everyone, that the MSP be scrapped.” The Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association (MRA) is a collective of over 400 volunteers and concerned residents from both Midhurst and Springwater Township. The MRA has
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The Ontario Conservation Officers Association (OCOA) wants to take this opportunity to join with the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) to encourage everyone to think boating safety this spring. Ontario Conservation Officers will be patrolling Ontario’s waterways to both enforce fisheries regulations and to help ensure the safety of recreational boaters and anglers. Tragically, drowning claims the lives of boaters in Ontario every spring – and almost all of those deaths are preventable by following these four key pieces of advice: 1. Be Prepared – Both You and Your Vessel 2. Don’t Drink & Boat 3. Wear a Lifejacket 4. Be Aware of the Danger of Cold Water Immersion “Our members always follow these rules when on patrol.” says OCOA President Joe McCambridge. “I encourage anyone who goes on the water this May long weekend to take a few minutes to consider their safety before heading out.” A quick check of your boat’s safety equipment will ensure that everything is there if you need it. Prepare yourself for the trip – check the weather and water conditions and plan your trip accordingly. Leave the alcoholic drinks on shore – drinking in a boat is not only illegal in most cases in Ontario, it contributes to unnecessary deaths each year. Make sure you have one approved lifejacket or personal flotation device for each person in your boat – and WEAR your lifejacket. Even the smallest of mistakes when boating early in the season can be fatal – prepare yourself to survive if you do end up in the water. “North American Safe Boating Awareness Week runs May 18 – 24 this year, and is a perfect time to put safety first when planning your fishing trip”, says McCambridge. “We hope that everyone enjoys a successful start to the summer fishing season – but that more importantly everyone returns home safely.” For more information on boating safety, visit the CSBC website at www.csbc.ca, or contact your local Conservation Officer.
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The contributions of three retiring Board members were recognized and two new Board members were welcomed at the Annual General Meeting of Gilda's Club Simcoe Muskoka today.
Barrie, Ontario - Greg Stewart and Mary Poeta were elected to Gilda's Club Simcoe Muskoka's Board of Directors. Stewart brings valuable perspective and insight from his 28+ years of pharmaceutical sales experience. He has been acknowledged as a team leader and facilitator with great communication skills. Poeta has a long history of community involvement and has volunteered for many organizations and is an active member of the Barrie-Kempenfelt Rotary Club. She has a successful career as an investment advisor. Margot Ballagh, David McCullough and Sheila Gordon retired from the Board of Directors after completing their terms. Brenda Pinder-Parsons took over from Graydon Oldfield as Chair of the Board of Directors. "The Board of Directors is made up of very skilled and committed people," said Deborah Loosemore, Managing Director. "Our clubhouse has been open for three years, and every year, the number of people participating in our cancer support community has grown by fifty percent. The Board provides leadership and ensures that the organization is accountable to donors and the community." “....Even though you are being treated for cancer, your life still goes on. You can still have life and not only life, but a quality life” - Gilda’s Club Member Approximately 2,900 people in Simcoe Muskoka will be diagnosed with cancer this year. About Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka Mission: To ensure that all people affected by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. The cancer support program at Gilda’s Club is based on research and designed by mental health professionals. Through a combination of formal and information psychosocial support activities Gilda’s Club helps individuals diagnosed with cancer and the people who care about them to: • Understand illness, treatments, and community services • Cope with emotions surrounding illness, treatment and bereavement • Manage illness and health • Facilitate behavioral change to minimize disease impact • Manage disruptions in work, school and family life The support program at Gilda’s Club includes: • formal networking and support groups, led by mental health professionals • social and community activities, including family activities • workshops and lectures Gilda’s Club does not receive government funding. Donations from individuals and businesses are what keep our signature red door open and help us to fulfill our vision so that no one faces cancer alone.
No New Gas Taxes in Ontario!
• 15th annual Gas Tax Honesty Day highlights $1.6 billion tax-on-tax haul for government • Ontario drivers pay 31% of the pump price in fuel taxes • Gas taxes cost Canadians $24 every time they fill up the tank The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today called on governments to end the tax-on-tax practice for gasoline and diesel, marking the organization’s 15th annual Gas Tax Honesty Day. The CTF called on both federal and provincial governments to end the practice of calculating the GST or HST after they’ve already levied provincial and federal excise taxes on gasoline, thereby taxing their own taxes. The result has been governments collecting an extra $1.6 billion from unsuspecting motorists. The CTF also renewed its call for governments to ensure all tax money collected from drivers be earmarked exclusively for streets and roads and not diverted for other purposes. “Canadians are paying $24 in tax every time they fill up their tank,” said CTF Federal Director Gregory Thomas. “The average two-car Canadian family will pay $1,262 a year in gas tax this year, with $72 actually being tax charged on other taxes. It’s just wrong.” Some city drivers get gouged the worst, with a two-car Vancouver family paying an additional $551 per year in gas tax, while a Montreal family pays an additional $97 yearly to cover the local gas taxes. CTF’s Ontario Director Candice Malcolm warned drivers in Ontario to reject new gas tax schemes, or “revenue tools” as Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne describes them, similar to Vancouver’s.
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While visiting my son Jess Bywater in Holland, Ross Leonard, Jess and I (Carol Bywater) took a trip to Paris where we met up with John Fleming, a former classmate of Jess’ from Wyevale. John was glad we brought the Springwater News so he could catch up on then news from home.
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Karley Cooper (foreground) and Bailey Booth, both high school students at Orillia District Collegiate and Vocational Institute, put a chainsaw back together during the Skilled Trades Expo at the Midland Campus of Georgian College on Wednesday May 15, 2013. (Handout - Georgian College / Doug Crawford) Our lives are like islands in the sea, or like trees in the forest. The maple and the pine may whisper to each other with their leaves ... But the trees also commingle their roots in the darkness underground, and the islands also hang together through the ocean's bottom. -William James, psychologist and philosopher (1842-1910)
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Dear Friends: Each year the Government of Canada provides support to small businesses with 50 employees or less, not-for-profit organizations, and public-sector employers through the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program. This year, the CSJ program created 36,000 jobs for youth, aged 15 to 30, across Canada, and including support for 58 organizations in Simcoe North to create jobs. The CSJ program helps students gain valuable skills and experience they need to be successful now and in the future, while at the same time, earning and saving money for the upcoming school year. Our government permanently increased the annual budget for Canada Summer Jobs by $10 million in 2011. This is just one part of our government’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES), which also includes the Skills Link and Career Focus programs. YES helps youth obtain career information, develop employment skills, find jobs and stay employed. Our latest Budget – Economic Action Plan 2013 – proposes an additional $70 million over three years in YES to create 5,000 paid internships. Today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce; so by investing in them through the YES, we are helping contribute to Canada’s long-term growth and prosperity. If you would like more information on the Youth Employment Strategy, or other federal programs for youth, please contact my office, or visit www.youth.gc.ca Sincerely, Bruce Stanton, M.P. Simcoe North
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*-- Man shoots self in leg while bowling --* JUPITER, Fla. - A Florida man carrying a revolver in the pocket of his shorts accidentally shot himself while bowling, witnesses said. Police said the man, whose name was not released, was bowling at Jupiter Lanes in Jupiter around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday when he incurred the gunshot wound to his leg, WPBF-TV, West Palm Beach, reported Thursday. Witnesses said the man was carrying a revolver in the pocket of his shorts and the weapon fired off a round when he struck himself in the leg with his bowling ball. The man's injuries were not considered life-threatening, but he was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center as a precaution, police said. Left to right New Executive for Simcoe Centre-West District Women’s Institute for 2013-2014 Back Row - Mary Stone, Public Relations; Elaine Steele, Rose Coordinator & Museum Rep; Joyce Millsap, 1st Vice President; Eileen Martin, Membership; Dorothy Shropshire, Scholarship Chair; Doreen Smith, Assist Rose Coordinator; Front Row - Cindy Lockhart, Secretary; Sandy Houston, Simcoe CentreWest District President; Mae French, Treasurer; Dianne Ritchie, Past District President & Advocacy Coordinator. Missing Edith Eedy, Tweedsmuir History Curator On may 14, members of Centre West District consisting of the Institutes from Avening, Centre Flos, Minesing, New Flos, Silver Maple, Sunnidale, Waverley and Wyebridge joined at the Elmvale Presbyterian Church for their 109th Annual meeting and election. The day began at 8:30 with registration, and continued until approximately 4:30. The 2014 District Annual will be hosted by the Minesing ladies.
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The 2nd Annual Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Tea and Luncheon was once again a great success. The volunteers were all wonderful and many hands make light work. Linda French the organizer was pleased with the turn out and the generosity of key sponsors Mike Stone of Lynn Stone Funeral Home, Armco Dairy, and the many volunteers. Linda French and Marie Bunn organizers. Marie did most of the work, I cannot take credit. Thanks Linda
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For safety and crime prevention tips, please visit our website at www.opp.ca. POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR TWO IN TRAFFIC INCIDENT On May 19th, at approximately 7:30 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police were following 2 individuals on a 2006 Orange Kawasaki X63 motorcycle on River Road West that was being operated erratically, but when Police attempted to stopped this motor vehicle it accelerated to avoid Police. Huronia West stopped following this motorcycle but later located it on White Sands Way where it had a collision. The 2 individuals on the motorcycle were seen fleeing this location and were last seen entering the wooded area opposite Wasaga Beach Fire Hall #1 on River Road West. OPP have numerous Officers in this area including Emergency Response Team (ERT) members and Canine Unit members. Anything related Police are looking for the following suspects: 1) Male, white, wearing a white T-Shirt and Kayie Shorts 2) Female, white wearing an orange Tank Top DEATH INVESTIGATION On May 19, 2013 at 9:05 p.m., Emergency Services perOPP UNITS ARREST PAIR IN TINY TOWNSHIP sonnel responded to a call for medical assistance in a bush In the afternoon of May 8, 2013 as a result of a continuing area off Highway 26 near Edenvale. Upon arrival at the investigation from the Northumberland County OPP De- scene, an adult male was located and pronounced deceased. tachment combined with assistance from the York Regional The identity of the deceased person is not being released Police Service (YRPS), numerous OPP officers attended a pending completion of a post mortem examination at the Champlain Road home in Tiny Township. Members of the Office of the Chief Coroner in Toronto. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Provincial Weapons EnHOME SAFE forcement Unit (PWEU), Repeat Offender Parole EnforceOn May 20th, 2013 the Ontario Provincial Police rement Squad (ROPE), OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), sponded to call from a motorist on Hwy #26 advising that OPP Central Region Emergency Response Unit (ERT), a pedestrian an elderly lady was walking along the highOPP Central Region Mobile Command Unit (MSU) along way near the roundabout for Wasaga Beach. with officers from Southern Georgian Bay OPP DetachFortunately a member of the Huronia West OPP did locate ment attended the home to effect the arrest of a male and a this female before a mishap could happen. female who were wanted on outstanding charges. An OPP investigation into this female revealed that she Arrested without incident were Nicholas NASCIMENTO was not quite sure where she was however the officer 45 years and Kasie Lynn LUSSIER 24 years, both of the was able to determine that her family lived in the Town Colborne Ontario area. Both were arrested in connection to of Stayner and was able to reunite them without incident. weapons and drug related offences stemming from the onMARINE RESCUE going investigation. On May 18th, 2013 at approximately 2:30 p.m., members THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLE of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Sometime between 2:00 and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May Police, Wasaga Beach Fire Department and Simcoe Coun19th, 2013, unknown persons or person stole a 2002 grey ty Paramedic Service responded to a report that a female in Ford F250 SRW pickup truck with Ontario Commercial a blue Kayak had capsized in the Nottawasaga River and numbers plates – 7695TP from a residence on Dyer Drive. was in trouble. As emergency services were on route furUnfortunately the owner had left this vehicle unlocked and ther reports indicated that this female was not wear a life its keys inside. The following items were in the truck and jacket and although she could stand in the shallow water were also stolen: she repeating went under the water increasing her poten• 2 sets of stilts tial to drown. • Bosch construction radio blue and black in colour Upon arrival emergency services successful removed this • 3 Tool belts, 1) tan 1) dark brown 1) and red in colour all female from the Nottawasaga River. Once safe on shore with wide Velcro belt Police quickly identified that this female was intoxicated • 3 Staplers and arrested her for that offence. • Aluminum scaffold with a white sticker on it that says Charged with “Being intoxicated in a Public Place” is GilM&N insulation 705-791-1623 lian ELLIS 25 years old from the Town of the Blue Moun• Brown leather wallet containing personal and financial tains. documents Police remind all that the marine environment must be • Safety First car seat black and grey in colour treated with respect at all times, alcohol has no place on In addition this motor vehicle cab’s rear it and wearing an approved life jacket is window is broken, the driver’s side running If you want to drink, more than just a good idea. board is missing and there are dents in the INTOXICATED Ontario Provincial that’s your business. passenger side door. Police arrest 5 males and 2 females, 7 inIf you want to stop, If you have any information in regards to dividuals in total for being so intoxicatthat’s ours. this crime, please contact the Huronia West ed that they were unable to protect themO.P.P. at (705) 429-3575 or Call Crime selves. These individual all have been Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222charged with “Being intoxicated in a Pub8477) or submit your information online at lic Place” under the Liquor Licence Act www.sdm-crimestoppers.com if you have of Ontario any information on this crime or others. Orillia 325-6385 MidR.I.D.E. CHECK GETS DRUGS Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call land 526-3305 On May 18th, ., members of tthe Ondisplay, you will remain anonymous. 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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 Most young people have experimented with some form of substance: alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs. Some have gone on to use drugs frequently or to misuse them in a way that causes problems in their lives. Substance use can also be a symbolic behaviour. Drinking or drug use is often a performance in front of peers and others; expressing solidarity within a group or marking off social boundaries Experimentation with alcohol or illicit drugs is common among young people. This has long been a concern of parents, teachers, public health agencies, police and others. One way to help young people was to develop effective prevention programs that can not only help them immediately, but also set the stage for better health throughout their lifetimes. For parents, educators, service providers and policy makers the question is, what works? How do we reach young people and help them live a healthy lifestyle? There is no secret formula. Educating young people about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and the risks associated with their use have been a primary feature of most prevention initiatives.
Prevention efforts have also focused on helping youths develop life skills to help them avoid problems with substance use. While prevention programs have often focused on schools, important initiatives have also made use of mass media campaigns and community- and family-based programs. Truly effective prevention programs in schools are difficult to implement. The most promising of the prevention approaches to date is the social influence model. The basic premise is that youths who use substances do so because of social pressures from peers, the family, and the media, as well as internal pressures (e.g., the desire to be “cool” and popular). Social influence programs provide information on health and social consequences and attempt to motivate students to resist the pressures to use. I will continue with part two of Addictions/Youth and Mental Health, in my next column. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please write me or email at email@example.com. We are now offering home visit for one to one counselling. For more information, or to book an appointment please call (705) 533-1579.
verado truck was stopped. The odour of Cannabis Marihuana was smelled by OPP from within the above motor a further investigation into this resulted in Police seized a quantity of Marihuana. Charged with “Possession Schedule II – Cannabis Marihuana” is a 19 years old from Springwater Twp. First appearance is June 18th, 2013 in Collingwood court. OPP AND POLICING PARTNERS KICK-OFF CANADA ROAD SAFETY WEEK (Orillia, ON) – Canada Road Safety Week was officially kicked off on Parliament Hill today (Friday, May 10, 2013) where the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and a number of policing partners affirmed their commitment to support the national campaign’s goal of saving lives on Canada’s roads. Canada Road Safety Week runs from May 13-20, 2013. Throughout the campaign, Canadian police services across the country come together to ramp up enforcement and raise awareness surrounding the “Big Four” major causes of death and injuries on roadways: impaired driving, aggressive driving, distracted driving and failure to wear or improper use of seat belts. “This campaign is a strong collaboration with our policing partners to stop and heighten awareness about the deadliest high-risk behaviours on our roads,” said OPP Deputy Commissioner Larry Beechey, Traffic Committee Chair, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police. “During the campaign, we are counting on roads users throughout the country to help us work toward the vision of the Canada Road Safety Strategy 2015, which is to make Canada’s roads the safest in the world,” added Beechey. Quick Facts Impaired driving remains the number one criminal cause of death in Canada. Motorists are 23 times more likely to become involved in a collision while texting. Aggressive driving behaviour is present in 27 per cent of fatal collisions in Canada. Proper seat belt usage is the most significant factor in preventing injuries and deaths in a collision. MAKE SAFE BOATING AND PADDLING SECOND NATURE ON THE WATER With Safe Boating Awareness Week getting underway next week (May 18-24, 2013), the OPP is reminding all boaters and paddlers that being well-informed and focused on safe boating practices is a sure-fire way to enjoy a tragedy-free boating season. Responsible for policing more than 94,000 square kilometres of Ontario waterways, the OPP is highly familiar with the causes of boating fatalities every year. According to the OPP, the hard facts about how preventable they are lie in the statistics. Last year (2012), the OPP investigated 20 fatal boating incidents in which 22 persons lost their lives. Twelve of these people were boat operators and 10 were passengers. Eighteen of the 22 victims were not wearing Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) and in many of those incidents, the vessel either capsized or the victim fell overboard. Eight of the 20 fatal incidents involved either a canoe, kayak or sailboat. Regardless of what type of vessel you are in when the time comes and you really need that PFD, remember that “It won’t work if you don’t wear it”. Over and above the risk of hypothermia, cold water immersion poses another immediate threat to boaters who fall overboard or whose vessels capsize. Seven of last year’s boating deaths involved alcohol consumption. The motto on the road is “if you drink, don’t drive”. It is the same on the water and so are the laws, right down to immediately having your driver’s licence suspended if you are in the “Warn Range”. Factoring in weather is also key to a safe boating season. Make an informed decision and use sound judgement when deciding the best time to head out on the water. Familiarize yourself with the boat you are operating and ensure that it is properly prepared for the boating season. Remember that the law requires anyone operating a motorized water vessel to have a pleasure craft operating card.
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The boundaries of Doran Park are irregular: Highway 27, private and commercial land, Spence Road, a few feet on Finlay Mill Road and a few feet on Doran Road, and Willow Creek make up its borders. But the love of Doran Park is straight from the heart. For centuries, Willow Creek has been a passage for First Nation peoples, and there was a path along the creek, trod by many feet. A small group of First Nations people continued to follow the path up until the late 1940s and early1950s. They would have hand woven baskets for sale, as well as seasonal berries and fresh fish. It is safe to say that the community of Midhurst would not exist if not for Willow Creek The fall of water of the creek provided for many mills, and the community began to build up around these enterprises. Now, hundreds of people every year walk the Hunter Russell Nature Trail, which had been the Indian Trail. When entering from Doran Road, the walkers are following the old Flos Road. After coming down the steep hill, and across the foot bridge, instead of going left along the trail, the old road went right, across the flat space and through the gully to Mill Road (highway 27). Even in the 1970s, some old timers still talked about a hotel on that flat space. However, no evidence has been found to confirm this. Perhaps it was a place similar to today’s fast food stand, since it was close to the whisky distillery operation. Trees grew along the banks of the creek. But up top, it was a different story. The land was barren and drifting away. Under the leadership of Reeve Jim Doran, thousands of seedlings were planted, from the highway, right over to the fourth line (St.Vincent Street and Gill Road). The reforested area was called Doran Forest, recognizing Jim Doran’s enlightened spirit. Wildlife is abundant in the park, from cheeky red squirrels, to racoons, to deer. And many birds, including the pileated woodpecker and owls. This park has been a favourite place for many people. For a time, there was a cabin used by the Boy Scouts. There are great swimming holes nearby, and the fishing was always good. A good of Spence Road was inside the park. When the road was built, it split into two lanes around a huge tree. The tree was one of a few deciduous trees in that part of the park. There was concern that someone would drive into the tree, so later the tree was removed and the road straightened. Vespra Township offices were located for many years on Owen Street in Barrie. The decision was made to build an office in the township, and Doran Park was chosen as the site. Sports were added to the park with the ball diamond and the tennis courts. Washrooms were built and a playground installed. One year, the Recreation Committee decided to plant trees along the parking lot of the ball diamond. A summer student was hired, and she carried a pail of water to each tree for five days a week for a month. The trees became a spot of trouble when the ball players said the movement of the branches and leaves interfered with their sight line. The promised shade outvoted the players. The edges of Doran Park have been nibbled away, but what remains is still a jewel. firstname.lastname@example.org
Written by Janna Copeland, B.A., M.Div. Loss and grief are universal themes throughout all of our life journeys. No two losses are exactly the same. Perhaps one of the most shocking forms of loss is that of a sudden death. An unexpected death can come with many reactions and emotions. The uniqueness of a sudden death is that there is no time to prepare, emotionally, spiritually or psychologically. The practical issues surrounding a sudden death, such as making funeral arrangements or finding wills add to this. The shock of a sudden death may increase the pain experienced and the grief felt. Possible feelings related to a sudden death may include: • Fear • Shock • Sadness • Guilt • Shame • Anger • Feeling Overwhelmed • Helplessness • Longing • Numbness • Apathy When experiencing a loss it is important to recognize that you are not alone. Everyone experiences loss at different times throughout their lives. Though there are some universal emotions or reactions to a sudden death, no two person’s experiences are exactly the same. Whatever you are experiencing is not abnormal. Whether the loss is sudden, or after a lengthy illness it is particularly important to understand that there is no prescribed process or amount of time to ‘get over it.’ We know that losing someone is not something we ‘get over;’ rather it is a reality we learn to live with over time. Many times the best comfort we can offer ourselves or someone else is to remove the pressure and expectations about grief. Try not to think thoughts such as “I should be crying” or “I should have stopped crying.” This is especially important when the loss was sudden offering no preparation time. You may think it is time to stop grieving, or others may tell you that you should have ‘moved on’, but each of us grieves in our own time and in our own way. It is important, however, to identify if your grief has become serious. For example, over time people, who are grieving, will begin to experience increasing joy in life. If periods of joy are not returning after several months, or if you begin to feel hopeless, it would be appropriate to seek professional support. Your local Hospice will offer a number of grief and bereavement programs. These are often informal. They are a good place to talk to others who may have similar experiences as you do. Not only do they offer emotional support, but they offer practical help – how to cook for one, where to find help with banking and other home matters. The possibility of a sudden loss is always present. It should remind people to live every day fully. Have important conversations about your hopes, goals, wishes, beliefs and legacy. Find out more about Hospice Palliative care by visiting the North Simcoe Muskoka Palliative Care Network website at www.palliativecarenetworknsm.ca 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; Hospice Orillia serving Orillia & Area 705.327.7799. We are here to help. Support your local Hospice by participating in Hike for Hospice:- Sunday May 26 - Hospice Georgian Triangle Next month’s topic is NSM Palliative Care Network Update.
Is PTSD a brain injury? Yes Are concussions brain injuries? Yes Does it matter how people receive brain injuries? No Is it OK to have a brain injury? Yes
These are the four questions that people with brain injuries and the people who care for them need to answer before recovery can happen for the millions of people around the world who are trying to recover from brain trauma. We are living in an age when we need to start to “realize what we say” about brain injuries and “how we perceive” brain injuries can make the difference in how recovery progresses. Very simply “brain trauma” is “brain trauma” and recovery from “brain trauma” can be as simple as “changing the way we think about the brain and the brain injury” and how people can take back “control” of recovery simply by “training the brain” to work with the trauma instead of working against it. The brain trauma is not going away. The damage to the brain will always be part of the person who is living with the brain injury. However, with “conscious thinking” people with brain injuries can decide that the “brain injury” does not need to be in charge. The people with brain injuries can learn that “they are more than their brain injury” and by “quieting the brain” with patience and persistence recovery can progress. Every person who has a brain injury and the people who care for them could practice this sentence: “I have a brain injury but I do not have mental illness. “ When we educate people to separate these two statements then the people with brain injuries and the people who care for them can practice “mental wellness” during recovery. Both “mental illness” and “mental wellness” can be the result of a brain injury and the person with the brain injury and the people who care for them can choose which one will be part of their personal recovery process. To the Brain Injured Person: Practice thinking “mental wellness” instead “mental illness” it could make a difference in the progress of your recovery. To the People who Care for the Brain Injured Person: Help your brain injured person to practice “mental wellness” during recovery. Jean Oostrom lives in Springwater Township has lived with a brain injury since 1997. Website: www.newbrainliving.com Twitter: @newbrainliving Facebook: New Brain Living Email: email@example.com In 1817, Karl von Drais, a German baron, invented a horseless carriage that would help him get around faster. The two-wheeled, pedal-less device was propelled by pushing your feet against the ground, The machine became known as the "draisine," and led to the creation of the modern-day bicycle. Americans use their bicycles for less than one percent of all urban trips. Europeans bike in cities a lot more oftenin Italy 5 percent of all trips are on bicycle, 30 percent in the Netherlands, and seven out of eight Dutch people over age 15 have a bike.
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Midhurst Development Plan Ignites Crowd
Elmvale, Ontario – May 8, 2013 - It was a heated night in Elmvale as a crowd of concerned citizens gathered to discuss the proposed Midhurst Secondary Plan (MSP) during an fluent a day without any impact on other bodies of water event organized by the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association (Minesing Wetlands and Nottawasaga River) or the eco(MRA) and Katy Austen, former provincial and federal systems that rely on it.” NDP candidate. Presentations focused on the MRA’s three After hearing the concerns of the MRA, the mood of the main concerns with the development plan that intends to room turned from interest to focused concern directed at build 10,000 housing units and increase the population of the members of the local government that are supporting Midhurst by 700%. Specifically, the presentations focused the proposed development. on potential impacts on municipal finances, local agricul“Residents of Midhurst have presented a petition against ture and the environment. Also in attendance were mem- the Midhurst plan in a large majority,” stated one audience bers of the Springwater Township council and Springwater member. “I’ve written letters and yet the same question reMayor Linda Collins. mains. When will the council start listening to the real conTo begin, Katy Austen welcomed the room. Afterwards, cerns of the residents and stop this plan?” Mayor Collins shared the council’s willingness to receive Mayor Linda Collins reaffirmed that all questions would feedback. “We respect our residents. We are looking for- be addressed at the township meeting on May 14, but this ward to hearing your concerns tonight. We welcome you did little to appease the crowd. Jack Hanna, councillor for all to attend our public meeting at the Township Adminis- Midhurst, spoke, “The residents of Midhurst presented a tration centre on May 14 to hear our presentation about the petition to the council that showed an overwhelming proMidhurst Secondary Plan.” portion of Midhurst is against the plan. I believe that electPresenters then outlined the major concerns of the ed officials are there for the people and the people spoke. I Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association. David Strachan, Sec- will do the best that I can for my constituents.” retary Treasurer of the MRA, described how the MSP On closing, Paul Fleming thanked the council for attendcame to be including presenting letters and memos from ing and the good faith that they showed by participating. Simcoe County and the province, clearly stating their dis- Finally, the residents were urged to get active if they heard approval of the plan. He proposed that the development something that bothered them about the plan. Many resiof the plan, has avoided best planning practices including dents purchased “Stop the Midhurst Secondary Plan” lawn proper public consultation and fully developed financial signs and a large majority of the audience submitted perimpact studies. “This plan breaks many of the planning sonalized messages on postcards that will be sent to the policies that the province has established, but because the Mayor and Springwater council in opposition of the plan. Ontario government made a ‘Special Rule’ specifically for “We’re delighted that so many people wanted to have the Midhurst Secondary Plan, the first phase has been al- their voices heard and that many of them committed to lowed to proceed subject to more procedural approvals. continue with us on this fight,” remarked Paul Fleming. It’s unfortunate and mind boggling.” “This is not the end for us and based on what we saw and Bill French, former businessman and Grenfel resident, heard tonight, the residents of Springwater aren’t going to outlined his financial concerns including his estimation of give up either.” a double digit tax increase if the Midhurst Secondary Plan The Midhurst Ratepayers’ Association (MRA) is a colgoes through. “People ask why I care. I live in Grenfel, this lective of over 400 volunteers and concerned residents is about Midhurst. But it’s not just about Midhurst. From from both Midhurst and Springwater Township. Estabwhat I can see there’s a huge financial shortfall in this plan, lished to protect the integrity of Midhurst and surroundone that ultimately can only be solved by raising taxes. I ing communities, it represents the best interest of residents care because I don’t want to pay higher taxes. It’s selfish, and responsible growth. The MRA has a positive vision but you need to start asking these questions for yourself too.” of growth and development for the area and hopes to enRob Wright, a local dairy farmer from Midhurst, shared his courage Springwater Township to develop a more fiscally concerns of the impacts that the development would have responsible and ecologically sound plan for growth that on the agriculture of the area as well as surrounding farming simultaneously protects precious farmland and preserves communities. From the loss of 756 hectares of prime farm- local water sources. You can find out more about the land to potential contamination of source water, his predic- MRA and the Midhurst Secondary Plan on their website tion regarding the future of the agricultural community of www.friendsofmidhurst.ca or through their Facebook page Midhurst was dire. “If this development goes through, it “Save Midhurst Village”. will basically be the end of farming in Midhurst.” Finally, Paul Fleming, former Springwater councillor RVH marks the one-year anniversary and MRA president, outlined the environmental concerns of expansion opening that the MSP poses. He outlined that the large amounts of It’s been exactly one year since Royal Victoria Regional treated sewage effluent could cause great harm to its recipHealth Centre (RVH) opened its Phase 1 Expansion – a ient, Willow Creek and potentially the Minesing Wetlands $450 million project that doubled the size of the existing since the creek is a main tributary of the wetlands. “Wilhealth centre, adding 101 new inpatient beds, expanded low Creek is a small, shallow creek. If you look at other the Emergency and Imaging departments, created capacurban centres or developments of this size, they are close ity for services not offered elsewhere in the region and the to large bodies of water that can properly handle the effluSimcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre. ent such as Lake Simcoe (Barrie) or Georgian Bay (Mid“It’s hard to believe it has been a year since we celebratland/Penetanguishine). 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An • Maximum 5 items (must be identiﬁed at time of booking) overnight move in to RVH’s • Wide range of materials accepted new Emergency department • Material must be placed at curb by 7 a.m. – which tripled in size – was completely successfully in on your scheduled collection day. early June 2012 with absolutely no disruption to patient “Space provided through a partnership between industry and care. Ontario municipalities to support waste diversion programs” The expansion allowed for the creation of the region’s This service does not apply to residents of Barrie or Orillia only Respiratory Unit, a new Cardiac Renal Unit and a Cardiac Care Unit. A 15-bed ‘emergency extended care’ For more information, see the unit was opened for patients Waste Management Calendar requiring further tests or waiting for admission; the mental health program underwent extension renovations and added 11 inpatient beds. 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ORILLIA – The number of health care workers in Simcoe and Muskoka who are opting to protect their health and that of their patients by being immunized against the flu continues to trend upward. The third annual Simcoe Muskoka Influenza Immunization Challenge recognition event, held Wednesday May 15 at the Best Western Mariposa Inn in Orillia, saw 25 longterm care facilities and one local hospital recognized for achieving bronze, silver or gold-level standards for staff immunizations against influenza. The standards are set for rates of staff immunizations ranging from 70 to over 90 per cent. Two hospitals also received honourable mentions for increasing influenza immunization rates among staff by more than 10 per cent over last year. The challenge aims to increase the number of health care workers receiving their annual flu shots. Health care workers who are vaccinated against the flu help to reduce their own risk of illness and absenteeism, as well as influenzarelated illness and death in those they provide care for. This is especially important as many hospital patients and longterm care facility residents are at increased risk for severe illness and complications from influenza. “At Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare, we encourage everyone in the community and all of our health care providers, including our staff, physicians and volunteers, to get immunized against influenza,” says Natalie Bubela, Chief Executive Officer at MAHC. “The influenza vaccine not only helps safeguard each one of us, but also the safety and wellbeing of our families, our communities and the patients we serve. By getting the flu shot, we are taking precautions to stay healthy, minimize the risk of transmitting the flu and minimize health-related complications from the flu.” Twenty-nine long -term care facilities and all seven hospitals in Simcoe Muskoka participated in this year’s challenge. Health care workers in long-term care continued the recent trend of improved rates over previous years, and a higher rate than the province. The rate for health care workers in hospitals also continued to improve over previous years, and for the first time this year is slightly above the provincial rate. “To see our health care facilities continue to improve their immunization rates to ensure that they protect those populations that are particularly vulnerable to complications from influenza is very encouraging,” said Dr. Lisa Simon, Associate Medical Officer of Health with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit. “All of our participating facilities are to be congratulated for their commitment to lowering the health burden caused by influenza.” “Getting a flu shot every year gives everyone their best chance to avoid the flu virus as well as the serious risk of illness that can occur,” said Jill Tettmann, Chief Executive Officer of the North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integrated Network. “Every Ontarian should be encouraged to protect themselves by getting the vaccine.” Guest speaker Dr. Shelley Deeks, Medical Director, Immunization and Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Public Health Ontario, reminded those participating in the event that the influenza vaccine is part of a family of safe and effective vaccines that are estimated to save about 2.5 million lives around the world each year, including those of children. “Despite this, every 20 seconds, a child dies from a vaccine-preventable condition,” said Deeks. “Some parents are hesitant about vaccines. We, as health care providers, need to listen to their concerns and address them with good information to support good decisions. We all need to ensure that we are doing our utmost to protect our kids and communities.” Intravenous Automation System (RIVA) for the safe and consistent preparation of chemotherapy treatment. When the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre opened in July, the 75,000 square foot cancer centre ensured that residents of Simcoe Muskoka could receive their care, closer to home. The cancer centre features three new radiation treatment suites and 34 chemotherapy treatment spaces, overlooking gardens and a lake. At the same time the cancer centre opened, there was a seamless transition in to a new 32 bed Cancer and Palliative Inpatient unit. Due to the tremendous growth of the health centre, the region’s largest recruitment campaign saw the recruitment of 600 new – and those numbers continue to grow. VH is now in the final stages of construction and renovations. Work is underway on two new state-of-the-art operating rooms and renovations to an existing two rooms. When complete, RVH will have 10 operating rooms to meet the growing needs of the region.
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Wyevale Grade ! Tour Fire Hall
On May 14, 2013 Wyevale Central Public School grade 1 students, class of Mrs. Robert-
son, attended the Township of Tiny Fire Station number 2 in Wyevale to learn how to prevent fires and what actions to take in the event of a fire. The group learned about how fire starts, why smoke is so dangerous, how to make a home fire escape plan and much more. Afterwards they joined Firefighter Dino Pangrazzi and Lieutenant Dave Flewelling in the truck bays to observe the various firefighting vehicles and equipment used by our firefighters.
10th Anniversary for Lafontaine’s Festival du Loup
Lafontaine has succeeded in creating Simcoe County’s largest Francophone celebration: the Festival du Loup. This year, on its 10th anniversary, July 12th, 13th and 14th, the programme will highlight local artists—up and coming, well established and internationally known. This project is made possible with the financial support from Heritage Canada and the Ontario Arts Council. We have Homemade Jam (Robert Grenier and Angèle Lespérance) to kick off the Friday evening, followed by the group Pourquoi Pas led by Louis Racine who, a few years ago, had the people dancing in the street. Musicians will be making hands clap and toes tap on Saturday afternoon. Among the confirmed artists: Taylor Forget and Etienne Beausoleil, Gérard and Michel Maurice, Joël Forget, Lina Brouillard and Antoine DeVillers. A sing-along will be led by Neil Lefaive. Also a fun filled interactive children’s show entitled La ferme à Jojo will be hosted by Jojo Lefebvre. Jean-Marc Lalonde with his lively accordion and usual good humour will set the tone for a fun filled evening at Le Grand hurlement, (the Great Howling) on Saturday night. Eric Dubeau with his delightful baritone voice returns to our stage at the Robert Robitaille Pavilion. Ariko, (that’s the Lefaive family) will take up the rhythm to keep the folks on their feet and dancing. And to crown the evening, Damien Robitaille and his musicians! The Lafontaine born artist is happy to celebrate the Festival’s 10th anniversary with a spectacular new show and new album! Following the folk mass planned for Sunday morning, and the crêpes brunch, the Festival will offer original material by artists André Forget and Michel Paiement. Throughout the weekend, our living museum exhibits artefacts in the Parish Hall. Visitors and local residents can relax and share genealogy with the Dorion, Gignac and Lafrenière pioneer families, enjoy looking at a treasure trove of photos of yesteryear or share memories and information on this year’s theme: Turn of the century…(1900) when “the wolf” created a community.
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What is World IBD Day?
World IBD Day is an international day of recognition, intended to raise awareness, increase understanding and generate support of those living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis also known as inflammatory bowel disease.
What is IBD?
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which can take the form of Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, is an autoimmune disorder that causes the intestines to become inflamed and ulcerated. This results in painful, frequent and urgent trips to the bathroom. • Canada has one of the highest reported prevalence and incidence of IBD in the world • Doctors do not yet understand why Canadians are at a greater risk • There is no known cure for IBD, which is a chronic condition • Several treatments exist and may result in remission • The incidence of IBD has been rising, particularly since 2001, and significantly so in children under the age of 10 • There are approximately 233,000 Canadians living with IBD (129,000 with Crohn’s and 104,000 with Colitis)
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Sunday, June 23 The High School Concert EDHS Musicians show off their talent under the direction of L. Lefaive - vocal, instrumental, soloists and group numbers. Support our youth! BBQ at 5:15, concert at 6:00 Monday, July 1 Canada Day 3:00 pm “Sudden Detour” band 4:00 - Lions Car Draw 4:15 - Salute to Canada Greetings by Dignitaries 4:20 - Concert Continued 3:30 - 5:30 BBQ Sunday, July 28 Gospel Night Chris Ness & J.J. Fairweather Community Participation BBQ at 5:15 Concert at 6:00
Georgian & Lakehead Event Celebrates Innovative Business Success
Business leaders from across Simcoe County gathered at Lakehead Orillia's University Avenue campus yesterday May 17, 2013 for a Business 2 Innovation event that brought together researchers from Georgian College and Lakehead University with local business leaders. This was the third annual event presented by the two institutions to encourage collaboration and partnerships to support business success in the region. The event, presented in cooperation with the County of Simcoe, the City of Orillia, and the Ontario Centres of Excellence, provided information on business and funding opportunities and highlighted innovative partnership projects currently underway.
Lakehead University President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Brian Stevenson and Georgian College’s Vice-President, Academic, Baldev Pooni welcomed guests to the event, emphasizing the value of partnerships in supporting economic growth throughout the region. Both Stevenson and Pooni stressed the importance of research activity at the post-secondary institutions, saying they were “open for business.” One of the success stories highlighted at the event involved the unveiling of a new “research garden” at the Lakehead Orillia campus. Guests were invited to see and learn about an experimental garden established recently as a result of an innovative partnership between Lakehead University and EcoPoly Solutions Inc., based in Orillia and Newmarket. Lakehead professor Dr. Chris Murray leads a research team that is working with the company to improve their degradable plastic film products. The research garden on campus will test new products designed for agricultural use worldwide. Event participants also learned about Georgian College research partnerships with RM Products Ltd., a manufacturer of modular fiberglass structures and with OutFront Eco, a new company that has developed a residential grey water system. Lakehead University also showcased a business strategy project by Master of Business Administration students for On the Water Designs (dock systems). The event concluded with networking opportunities and information about how to access further information about research academic partnerships. Interested businesses can contact Georgian College’s Centre for Applied Research and Innovation and Lakehead University’s Department of Economic Development and Innovation. Bathroom Lockout poster from www.bathroomaccess.ca and post it on bathroom stalls in their work place, school or community. To maximize the reach of this initiative, Gut Inspired has partnered with the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation, The 3C Foundation of Canada, the Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society, Robbie’s Rainbow and United Ostomy Association of Canada.
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All welcome, May 30 – Georgian Bay Water Levels – Restore Our Water required, 728-4002 volunteers needed. 1st Friday of the month “KID ZONE” Elmvale Presbyterian International at Wasaga Beach RecPlex, Oakview Room - 7p.m. Tues. 8 pm Elmvale Legion - First Tues, General Meeting - Last Sat. June 1, 7pm St. John’s United Church in Elmvale is Church, 22 Queen St., E. Children J.K. to Grade 8 welcome. Tues. (summer excluded) 322 1042 Every Friday 6pm Minesing United Church Youth Group Jr. Youth presenting the Calvary Youth Chorus in concert. Free will First Tuesday 6:30 - 8:30 pm Georgian Bay Coin and Stamp offering. Refreshments to follow. 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Midland 526-6335 June 2: 7 pm Coldwater United Church Choirs and Friends Sat: 5:00 Meat Darts Elmvale Legion. Welcome! Wed: 12-1:00 Lunch, $8 at Barrie Legion. Different menu every presents Broadway and Beyond $10 at door. Sun: 9:45 am Knox Flos Presbyterian Church Services week 728-1412 Sun. June 2, 10am St. John’s United Church, 27 Yonge Street Sun. 10 am St. John’s United Church, Elmvale, 27 Yonge St. S., Wed: 12:30 Euchre at Wasaga Beach United Church 361-2022. 3rd Wed of month: 2-4 pm Vet’s Day at the Elmvale Legion invites you to join us for worship. www.unitedchurchelmvale.org South, Elmvale, warmly invites you to join us for worship. www. First Sunday of month - Family Breakfast Barrie Royal unitedchurchelmvale.org Branch 262. Everyone welcome. June 2: 2 pm The annual Grenfel Cemetery Memorial Service Wed. 5:15–6:30 pm Springwater Township Rotary Club meet Canadian Legion 410 St. Vincent St. - 11 - 12:30 pm 728-1412 Sun. 2-6 All day “Karaoke” at the Barrie Royal Canadian followed by a time of fellowship. Please bring a lawn chair. Wednesday’s @ Midhurst Library 721.3148 June 2: Brereton Field Naturalists' will conduct a walk along Wed. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Kids Awana Group at Waverley Gospel Legion Br. 147 (728-4002) the North Simcoe Rail Trail to see nesting birds and late spring And the Daily Events Hall SK to GR 6. May 25, Celebrate Spring at Matchedash Bay, with the Brereton wildflowers along the trail. Meet at the Little Lake Parking Lot at Second Wed: 6.30 - 8.30 pm Georgian Bay Coin and Stamp 08:30a.m. 705-721-4599 or www.bfnclub.org Field Naturalists’ 705-835-6642 Club Real Canadian Superstore, Wasaga Beach. Peter 534-3771 June 3,10,17,24 – 6 p.m Wasaga Beach Cruise Nights 429-9107 May 25 11 a.m. CHAVERIM, a group of young Christian Wed: 7 pm Euchre at Sunnidale Corners Hall! All ages and June 4 - June 22 Oliver! A Classic Rags to Riches Musical The musicians from this area, will be taking the morning service at experience levels are welcome. 2nd Wed 7 - 8: 30 pm.- Wasaga and area Cancer Support group Elmvale Presbyterian Church. A pot-luck luncheon will follow. King’s Wharf Theatre, 97 Jury Dr., Penetang www.draytonentertainment.com Tel: 705-549-5555 or 1-855-drayton (372-9866) meetings open to all cancer survivors, caregivers and family All welcome. June 5 – Africa Bound Safaris Inc. Carlson Wagonlit Travel Sat., May 25 - Arbor Day Heritage Park Elmvale - community members at Body‘n Balance Physiotherapy (705) 429 - 9619. invites you to a special presentation. Wasaga RecPlex, 7 p.m. Last Wed 7 - 8 pm. - Wasaga and area Stroke Support Group help requested to trim trees and clean up brush May 25. 8a.m.–1p.m Midhurst United Church/Building 705-429-4771 meetings held at Body‘n Balance Physiotherapy - 429-9619 June 5 Chimney Swifts return to Barrie from their winter range Every Wednesday night at 7:30 Euchre. ARMY NAVY/AIR Blocks Nursery School is having a Garage Sale/BBQ as in the Andes, with the intention of nesting in suitable chimneys. FORCE CLUB, 7 George Street, Like many “aerial insectivores” Chimney Swifts have seriously Barrie 728-8240 declined in Canada, 705-727-9071 or www.bfnclub.org First Wed. of month: 7 pm June 5 - The New Age of Care – Have you put off writing your Hillsdale Parks and Rec meet will? Wasaga RecPlex, 1724 Mosley St. Time: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. in the Community Centre. 835Free event. Open to all but please RSVP to Debbie at 705-4445240 8645 Wed. 7:30 pm Cribbage at June 7, PA Days in the SCDSB: (Elementary) Barrie Legion. 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Springwater News • May 23, 2013 Edition 391 • Tel: 705.322.2249
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Announcements / Coming Events Congratulations to Kenny Stephens
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!
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Announcements / Coming Events
MUSIC FOR MARY A tribute concert on
Saturday, May 25, 7 p.m. Free-will offering Elmvale Presbyterian Church 22 Queen St. E.
One bedroom residence plus room for office/studio/ retail space for rent in Woodland Beach on a beach front property. Excellent location. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416 223 8408 Sublet opportunity. 800 sq. ft. retail shop on Queen St W in Elmvale. Great package deal $600/month includes rent, utilities, phone/internet & HST. Email email@example.com, 705 322 1922. On earning your Electrical Engineering Technician Diploma from Fanshawe College Wishing you all the best with your Electrical Apprenticeship. We are so proud of all of your hard work. Love Mom, Dad, and family
60th Wedding Anniversary Open House for
Shirley and James Handy
local young Christian musicians & singers will take the morning service at
ELMVALE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sun. May 26 - 11 a.m. pot-luck luncheon to follow ALL WELCOME
Join us in celebrating
Eric Pauze’s 85th Birthday
St. John’s United Church is presenting the What: Eric Pauzé’s 85th Birthday Celebration When: Sunday, June 9, 2013
Where: Royal Canadian Legion, Penetanguishene, ON Time: Drop-in 1:00 to 5:00 pm
27 Yonge Street South, Elmvale Free will offering. Refreshments will follow the concert. For more information call (705) 322-1472 www.unitedchurchelmvale.org
A memorial service for the Knox Presbyterian Cemetery, Craighurst will be held on Sunday May 26, 2013 at 2 p.m.
The service will be held in the committee room of Abbotts of Craighurst (located at the junction of Horseshoe Valley and Penetanguishene Roads). Anyone having relatives/ancestors interred in this cemetery are invited to attend. Donations will be used for the upkeep of the cemetery grounds. Speaker – Carl Wright. Music – Al Beardsall and Lloyd Preston. A time of fellowship follows the service.
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THE ADULT DAY PROGRAM of Elmvale
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Calvary Youth Chorus in concert Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 7pm
Up to 60 Tables & 500 Chairs for Rent Property of the Elmvale Fall Fair - Rob 790-1772
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Orr Lake Golf Club is now renting out its hall for weddings, anniversary parties & birthdays. Seating for up to 175 people. Dancing for up to 200 people. Basic setup, cleanup, in-stock utensils/dishes/linens, and bartender included in rental fee. Catering done fresh in house. Call 705-322-1664, email: email@example.com. Web c Site: www.orrlakegolfclub.ca
Guess Who’s 85?
Come Join Us! Join Eric as he celebrates his 85th birthday. Come share a few stories and reminisce with him and enjoy some light refreshments. Hope to see you there!
Hillsdale-Commercial Space Unique Store front in restored historic building.
Weddings, Anniversary Parties, & Birthdays
Come Celebrate Eric Pauzé’s 85th Birthday
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Educated and experienced Landscaper and Garden Designer, Maggie Venables is available for FREE estimates for all your garden needs. Please call 705-730-4771 or email me at 2GreenThumbsGardening@gmail.com Our gardens thrive not just survive.
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Vacation Bible School Elmvale Presbyterian Church Aug. 12-16 Children who have completed J.K. to Gr.5 Registration Forms available at Elmvale Presbyterian Church, St. John’s United Church and the Library. They must be returned by Aug. 1. Registration is limited to the first 60 received
Saturday June 1, 2013 • 2 ~ 4 pm St. Paul’s United Church 62 Peter Street North, Orillia Best Wishes Only
Sat & Sun • May 25 & 26 • 1 - 3 pm 43 Stone St. Elmvale
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ADVANCE PAYMENTS PROGRAM NOW INCLUDES MEAT GOAT IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
Guelph, Ontario, Canada Agricultural Credit Corporation (ACC) is pleased to announce they have received approval to administer Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) Advance Payments Program for meat goats in British Columbia. ACC is an Ontario administrator for meat goats, lambs, sheep, cattle, and hogs and also provides financing for meat goats in Quebec. The addition of British Columbia meat goats to ACC’s already vast array of products is well-timed for an early launch of the 2013 program. Financing for the goat, sheep, and lamb program began March 1, 2013 and is available until January 31, 2014. Breeding stock do not qualify, only those animals intended for the meat market are eligible to receive funding. Farmers are able to access up to $400,000, with the first $100,000 available interest-free and the remaining $300,000 available at Bank Prime Lending Rate. Advances on sheep, lambs, and goats are to be repaid as animals are sold and no later than August 15, 2014. Advances on cattle and hogs are available from April 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014. Cattle advances are to be repaid as animals are sold and no later than March 16, 2014, while hog advances are to be repaid one year from date the advance was received and no later than September 16, 2014. For additional information on livestock advances or any other programs offered by Agricultural Credit Corporation please contact their office at 1-888-278-8807. Applications for the 2013 livestock program are now available to the public on the ACC website or can be mailed upon requested by contacting their office.
New measures will further strengthen Canada’s food safety system
Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) believes the new rules and requirements for beef outlined in the Safe Food for Canadians Action Plan will further strengthen Canada’s food safety system. The enhanced controls are intended to reduce the risk of E.coli O157:H7. Announced today by Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Gerry Ritz, the Action Plan includes new requirements for industry and government. Increased Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) testing and oversight is part of the plan, in addition to new requirements to strengthen existing controls at federally-registered beef plants that make beef trim, ground beef and beef patties. “The CCA is passionate about reducing E.coli and these new controls will enhance industry efforts in the fight against E.coli,” said CCA President Martin Unrau. “The CCA believes irradiation, when used with food safety interventions already in use, could essentially eliminate E.coli related illness associated with ground beef.” The Action Plan will introduce its new safety rules and requirements over the next two years. During that time, the CCA hopes to gain approval for irradiation of beef from Health Canada.
The Ontario government today shared a new and equitable formula to determine the fee municipalities receive for hosting an OLG gaming facility. The new formula will provide more money for host municipalities and will be fair and consistent for all municipalities across the province. Under the new formula, host municipalities will receive: · 5.25 per cent on the first $65 million of slot revenue · 3.0 per cent on the next $135 million of slot revenue · 2.5 per cent on the next $300 million of slot revenue · 0.5 per cent on slot revenue above $500 million · 4.0 per cent on table game revenue The Cities of Niagara Falls and Windsor as hosts of resort casinos, which have until now been receiving fixed fees plus payments in lieu of property tax under agreements, will now also be compensated under the new formula. Based on the new formula and implementing OLG's modernization plan, OLG would expect to provide over $50 million more annually to host municipalities by 2017-18. This is part of the Ontario government's commitment to the OLG's modernization while providing fairness throughout the entire province. Quick Facts •OLG currently provides nearly $2 billion annually to the Ontario government to help fund provincial priorities. Modernization will enable OLG to increase that contribution to more than $3 billion. •All host municipalities must sign a new MCA as a legal requirement before receiving hosting payments under the new formula. •Casino Rama’s compensation will remain the same due to an earlier Ontario-First Nations agreement.
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Springwater News • May 23, 2013 Edition 391 • Tel: 705.322.2249
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In Memory of...
The Family of the Late Art Maw wish to thank all the friends and neighbours for your many kind deeds and words of comfort at this difficult time. The love and sympathy felt from so many means a great deal. We know how much Art will be missed. Very special thanks to Mike Stone and Rev. Kirsti Hunter for the caring way you treated us. Yvonne, Heather, Dale, Shari and grandchildren. MANY THANKS to the Sting Hockey Team for another fantastic weekend hosting the JEFF COLYN MEMORIAL BALL HOCKEY TOURNAMENT!! Thank you also to all the sponsors, teams participating and fans for your time and donations. Your continued support and friendship is greatly appreciated. We want to thank everyone involved for being a part of this special weekend and making this event memorable each year!! “Always With You” Jeff Bob, Terry, Jayson
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We have over 300 In Memoriam Tributes. Ask us for a copy. In Memory of Butch La France In the midst of the loneliness, I feel a great love, Although you have left me, For a new home above. I feel you still with me In a whole different way, Which heals me and helps me To get on with my day… Love always,
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In loving memory of Jack Caston who passed away on May 31st, 2011. Two years have passed since you were called away Still fresh in our minds as we recall that day Peacefully sleeping, resting at last, His weary trials and troubles are past. In silence he suffered, in patience he bore ‘Till God called him home to suffer no more. Ruth Ann & family
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E-W Vulnerable South West North 1♠ Pass 2♥ Pass 4♠ 3♣ All Pass 6♠
East Pass Pass
This week’s hand offers two ways to play the Clubs. Which is better? No need to be a math whiz, some simple logic comes up with the same correct solution as that calculated by our resident Professor of Statistics.
West led a trump, a good choice! After that opening lead, this is not a good slam at all, requiring Clubs to be brought home for no losers, with only two Club ruffs available on the board. Do you cash the ♣A and ruff a couple of Clubs, hoping that the ♣K comes down in three rounds? Or do you finesse the ♣Q and then ruff two Clubs, hoping that the King is onside and comes down in four rounds? Things get simpler as soon as Declarer realizes that, regardless of who holds the King, Clubs must be 4-3, otherwise the suit will never set up. What are the chances of the Club finesse working? 50%. What are the chances of one of the defenders holding ♣Kxx (we are counting the Jack as an x for this discussion)? The aforementioned professor would make some calculations with lots of factorials involved and announce that, if Clubs are 4-3, there are 30 possible holdings of Kxx and 40 holdings of Kxxx. That makes Kxx about a 43% probability, not as good as the finesse. And simple logic arrives at the same conclusion. If one hand has four places for the King and the other has only three places, where is the King more likely to be? That’s right, in the hand with longer Clubs. So, Declarer wins the opening trump lead in Dummy, finesses the ♣Q, ruffs a Club, crosses to the ♦K, ruffs a Club, cashes ♦A, ruffs a Diamond, draws trumps, and cashes the remaining Clubs. 12 tricks! Visit www.acbl.org for more about the fascinating game of bridge or email firstname.lastname@example.org For games in Barrie see www.barriebridge.com For games in Midland see www.midlanddbc.com
A Celebration of Life(Co-Owner of FLYNN, Thomas Owen “0zzie” McEachern & Flynn Cartage, Retired Sears Canada for Art Spence SLH, Retired Captain Barrie Volunteer Fire Department at the farm and Member Royal Canadian Legion Branch #147 1887ofFlos Road 11 West, Elmvale for 37 Years.) Suddenly, at the Royal May 25thbut • 2peacefully - 4 pm Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Monday November 24th, Hanna, Harold Robert (September 18, 1914 May 8, 2008. Ozzie Flynn of Barrie (in his 80th year).–Beloved 2013) The family of Harold Robert Hanna wishes to husband of 60 years of May (nee Williams). Loving announce his passing on May peacefully at the father of Catharine Marley and8, her2013 husband Paul, Louise Wellington Terrace. Harold is survived his and loving Smith and her husband Michael, Barbara by Flynn her wife of 75 year, Helen Elizabeth (Nee: Damper). He was husband Buzz Carroll. Loving grandfather of Leigh the only son of(Marc the late IsabellaJennifer Jane (Nee: Brown) and Anne Marley Masson), Marley (Gilbert James Robert He was predeceased by his (Jody baby Kuiper), ScottHanna. Marley (Laura), Christopher Smith sister Marguerite. He leaves to mourn his 3and children Becker), Leah Smith (Christopher Size), great and their spouses; Beryl and Ron Simpson, Beverly grandfather of Lauren, Carsten, Owen, Liam, Emily and and DaveDear Jamieson andtheRedge and Val Hanna; 14 Isabelle. brother of late Monica Paton, survived Grandchildren; David, Rhonda by her husbandDebra, Sandy, and Gary, the late JoyceSimpson; Ridley. Brad, Kevin, PaulatSteele; Jason, Michael, Jordan Friends called the Craig, STECKLEY-GOODERHAM Hanna; Nicole, Melanie and Lucus Jamieson; 14 Funeral Home, Clapperton and Worsley Streets,and Barrie great grandchildren. Dad was in his 99th year and saw on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will many over the years.65 May you Street, rest in Barrie peace be heldchanges at St Mary’s Church, Amelia Dad, knowingNovember you were Loved. Funeral Service was on Thursday 27th, atA 10:00 am. Interment held at The Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, 280 St. Mary’s Cemetery, Barrie. Memorial donations to St. the David South, Fergus Wednesday, MayFoundation 15, 2013 KidneyStFoundation or theonHeart and Stroke at 1:00be pm. Visitation by wasthefrom 11:00 – 1:00 pm.may In would appreciated family. Condolences Harold’s memory donations may be made to the be forwarded through www,steckleygooderham.com Wellington Terrace or to a charity of your choice. www. GALBRAITH, Ethel Mary grahamgiddyfh.com 519 843 3100 Sabina - At the Wedgewood Manor, Summerside, P.E.I. on Tuesday, MAW, Arthur Lawrence owner of Evergreen November 18, 2008, In her(Former 91st year. Beloved wife of Golf Course, and Dear former employee of General the late ArnoldOrillia Galbraith. mother of Sabina (John) Tire) - Passed away peacefully with his of family his Daniels of Richmond Hill, Jim (Rebecca) Texas,byDale side at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Saturday, (Anita) of Newmarket, Heather Zaharychuk of S’side, May Art Maw of Earl Elmvale, Ageof76. Beloved David11, of 2013. Manitoulin Island, (Vivian) Brampton, husband of Yvonne. father Heather, Dale June (James) Walters ofDear S’side, Loisof Travors of S’side (Shelley) Shari of (Pete). Loved grandfather of Laura & Donaldand (Carol) Sydney, B.C. Also survived by (Dennis), Marie, and Wes7 great (Caroline), Allison, Sister Dustin, 16 grandchildren grandchildren. of Michelle, Caitlyn, Isaac, and the Wendel Joyce MacSweyne, Fred Dylan Dapp and late and Bertloving Dapp great grandfather of James Arthur.Donations Brother ofto Vera & Marjorie Chambers. Memorial the Wood, JackSociety Maw, Glen Maw the late and Dorismay Ward, Alzheimer would be and appreciated be Helen Priest, Fred Maw and Winston Maw. A Private made through the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale. Family interment will be held at Minesing Cemetery. A Celebration of Life was held at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 2-5 p.m. Memorial Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Charity of your choice would be appreciated. Messages of Condolence may be sent to www.lynnstonefuneralhome.com Pain, Alice - Passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe with family at her side on Wednesday May 8, 2013. Alice Pain at the age of 64 loving wife of the late George Pain 445 St. Vincent (May 8, 1995). Loving mother ofStreet Susan Pain (Corey Ontario L4M 6T5 Smith) andBarrie, Fred Pain. Also survived by her sisters Shirley (Marvin), Rose, Barb (Irene) and brother in-law Jeff. Predeceased by her brother Norman and her sister Gloria. Alice will be fondly remembered by Misti Pain, Mandy Van Hardeveld, her wonderful circle of friends along with her newly acquired furry friends Skeeter and Camo. Friends called at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 445 St. Vincent St. Barrie (just north of Cundles Rd.) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service was held in the Chapel on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 1 o’clock p.m. Visitation from 12 p.m. until time of service. Interment Minesing Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to Hospice Simcoe or the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Care Centre would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca
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