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A POEM WORTH READING He was getting old and paunchy And his hair was falling fast, And he sat around the Legion, Telling stories of the past. Of a war that he once fought in And the deeds that he had done, In his exploits with his buddies; They were heroes, every one. And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors His tales became a joke, All his buddies listened quietly For they knew where of he spoke. But we'll hear his tales no longer, For ol' Joe has passed away, And the world's a little poorer For a Veteran died today. He won't be mourned by many, Just his children and his wife. For he lived an ordinary, Very quiet sort of life. He held a job and raised a family, Going quietly on his way; And the world won't note his passing, 'Tho a Veteran died today. When politicians leave this earth, Their bodies lie in state, While thousands note their passing, And proclaim that they were great. Papers tell of their life stories From the time that they were young, But the passing of a Veteran Goes unnoticed, and unsung. Is the greatest contribution To the welfare of our land, Some jerk who breaks his promise And cons his fellow man? Or the ordinary fellow Who in times of war and strife, Goes off to serve his country And offers up his life? The politician's stipend And the style in which he lives, Are often disproportionate, To the service that he gives. While the ordinary Veteran, Who offered up his all, Is paid off with a medal And perhaps a pension, small. It is not the politicians With their compromise and ploys, Who won for us the freedom That our country now enjoys. Should you find yourself in danger, With your enemies at hand, Would you really want some cop-out, With his ever-waffling stand? Or would you want a Veteran His home, his country, his kin, Just a common Veteran, Who would fight until the end. He was just a common Veteran, And his ranks are growing thin, But his presence should remind us We may need his likes again. For when countries are in conflict, We find the Veteran's part, Is to clean up all the troubles That the politicians start.   If we cannot do him honor While he's here to hear the praise, Then at least let's give him homage At the ending of his days. Perhaps just a simple headline In the paper that might say: "OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, A VETERAN DIED TODAY."

Remembrance Day in Elmvale with approximately 500 in attendance to lay 26 wreaths. Where you there? Thankyou!

Remembrance Day in Springwater Park with the Vespra Boys. 150 in attendance to lay 6 wreaths.

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2231 Nursery Rd., Minesing ON L0L 1Y2 Tel: 705 797 7500 E-mail: The Springwater Chamber Of Commerce Supports And Promotes Local Business Become A Member And Be Involved Join Us On Facebook Www.Facebook.Com/Springwaterchamber

Editor’s Musings One of the reasons for being a member of an organization or group is for the perks that might be offered. Above this article, there is the Springwater Chamber of Commerce ad promoting the Christmas Dinner. This year there will be an announcement that if you are a Chamber member joining the CAA (Canadian Automotive Association), your initiation fees are waived. I think that is in the $20 range. Being CAA members for years and years, I would suggest the stress of needing some roadside help whether it was for a dead battery, a flat tire or other automotive reason (for us it was a transmission one time) was minimal. We have never had a bad experience and I can rest assured that if something happens when my wife is out traversing this province, she is in safe hands. There are numerous other benefits of joining the Chamber not the least of which is the lowest rates possible when accepting credit cards. I went to Minesing to view the presentation on Urban Sprawl and Smart Growth. Four members of the Springwater Council were in attendance and I would suggest there was more to learn about the negative effects of growth there than at any of the meetings they have with consultants or staff. The question is not, ‘Should Springwater Township grow?’ because in the next few years, without the growth within the Midhurst Secondary Plan, the township is projected to grow from their 18,462 population in 2012 to a 32,429 in 2031. That is based on the growth in years past. This is growth at the rate of 240 homes a year on average. The question is ‘How fast do we want Springwater to grow.’ They had numerous examples of what growth had spurred in other parts of Canada, primarily tax increases of upwards to 10% a year. Can you afford that? When it comes to the loss of farmland, 300 hectares (750 acres) in Midhurst, that is a great concern. And we have contradictory township theories. When a farmer buys another farm and wants to sever the buildings, the idea is to keep as much land in farming as possible. Barns are decommissioned and the future buyers are not allowed to have any animals. The idea promotes urbanized people in rural areas i.e. complaints about smells, dust and noises. That rule should be rescinded. Suppose someone wants to have a little hobby farm with a few pigs, chickens. maybe a pony for his children and an acre or two for a vegetable garden. Springwater’s rules prohibit that. As Springwater grows, our council expects the developers to pay for the infrastructure. But when this infrastructure wears out, every tax payer through out the municipality pays for the replacement. With growth, Springwater has just done a study to equalize the number of residents in each ward. As Midhurst grows, the five wards will be equalized in population numbers. Then along comes the County of Simcoe. They look at Wasaga Beach 20,000 people, Tiny at 10,000 and

Springwater at 30,000. Then follows a restructuring process which moves Elmvale into Tiny Township. When the infrastructure needs improved, repaired or replaced, the remaining residents in Springwater pays and with fewer numbers, a much greater tax increase is needed. Articles can be dropped off, mailed, faxed and/or e-mailed to the above address or left in the Elmvale Library ‘Drop Box’ 24 hours a day. THE NEXT PAPER will be on Dec. 5, 2013. Our deadline is Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Publications Mail Contract No. 1443739. Unaddressed Admail No. 3684814.

With growth in Midhurst, a modern mechanical sewage plant will be needed. Many believe the treated waste, supposedly now good enough to drink will be dumped into the Willow Creek and then into the Minesing Wetlands., Today, as I hear it, they cannot get the pharmaceuticals out of the treated/cleaned up waste. Who is going to allow the contamination of one of the most pristine areas left in the world.

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After living in this house for 29 years, occasionally we 750 in the Utopia/Grenfel area L0L1B0 (492) and L0L1B2 (193) throw things out. The latest items getting the eviction 2400 in Barrie 678 homes in SS 101 Barrie area L4M 4Y8 which includes notice were bills and mortgage statements going back to Bayfield St., Horseshoe Valley Road, Craighurst, Horseshoe & Hwy 93, when we built this house in 1984. 361 homes SS 102 West Barrie area L4M 4S4 includes Miller Drive Rural Routes L0L 2K0, 821 homes in the SS 103 Barrie area L4M 4S5 St. Vincent And, if I looked very hard into some of those drawers St., and 371 homes in SS 144, Barrie / Ferndale Drive, and area) in the filing cabinets that house multiple copies of every 575 in Phelpston L0L 2K0 paper that we have published (404 of them) plus many 620 in Hillsdale including the Rural Routes L0L 1V0 more different named newspapers of another era, I might 2350 in Elmvale including the former RR# 1, 2 & 3 L0L 1P0 which be able to find some papers that take us back into the late includes Orr Lake, Waverley and some Tiny Beaches 70s and early 80s. 1650 in the Midhurst RR#1, 2 and SS33 (L0L 1X0 and 1X1) Remember then. 1350 in the RR#1-3 Minesing/Anten Mills area L0L 1Y0 + 1Y1 That is when the interest rates were in the high teens. 260 in the Wyebridge area L0K 2E0 But gas was 25 cents a litre. 850 inWyevale L0L2T0 includingTiny to Conc 8 and someTBRS areas, From the archives...The quarterly Elmvale Water-Sewage 1250 in Perkinsfield including Balm Beach to Whippoorwill Charges paid on January 3rd, 1985 were $10 (flat fee 1050 in R.R .# 1, L4R 4K3 (775) & 2, L4R 4K4 (225) areas of Midland no matter how much water you used) if paid on time. which includes Vasey, Ebenezer and the area North-West of Wyebridge Otherwise, the cost ballooned to $11 There were three 2800 in Northern Tiny including Penetanguishene in SS 3, 5, 6, 7 & boys in our house then between the ages of 9 and 14. 8 of Penetanguishene (Postal Codes L9M -1R2, -1R3 & -2H7) On January 5th, 2002 we paid (Springwater now) 150 through mail outs and subscriptions in Canada & US $138.75...and the invoice indicates we used 1 cu mtr. Subscriptions are available across Canada for Today, that would exceed $300. $50/year and $80/year in U.S. of A. Isn’t progress great? November 13, 1984, just some highlights off our CMCA AUDITED telephone bill - 4 minutes to Wallaceburg - my wife’s brother lived there - $2.51. Today, it would be 10-12 cents. One minute to Toronto cost 59 cents but one minute to Orillia cost 41 cents. By March of 2002, there had been a reduction in costs One minute to North Bay cost 43 cents. 4 minutes to Thunder Bay cost $1,72 but 4 minutes to Coldwater cost 80 cents. 32 minutes to Whitby cost $12.31. Today. my wife talks to friends in Lindsay for 120 Wednesday, November 27, 2013 minutes and it costs $3.00. In 2002, the same friend, 76 Snow Valley Ski Resort | Snow Valley Road minutes was $28.88. A mortgage statement dated Doors Open @ 5:30pm ~ Dinner served @ 7 pm Oct 1, 1986 gave us the option of 1 year or less at 9.5% but if Entertainment ~ Cocktails ~ Silent Auction we wanted to lock it in, the rate was 11%. Tickets : 705.721.3148 | Our Trillium Cable bill on December 18th, 1988 was for $25.67 which included the GALA IN SUPPORT OF... $15.43 monthly service, $6.80 for the receiver - today it is less than $4 unless you have a DVR in which case it jumps to $24.95. There was a 10% FST (Federal Hang an ANGEL in memory of a family member, Sales Tax and an 8% PST added friend or colleague who has survived to those two charges. or been affected by illness. You do not need any details but a NSF charge with the “Decorate the Tree” Village of Elmvale was $4. Now ‘in honour’ or ‘in memory of ’ businesses are charging amounts of $25 or more. Brought to you by The Heart of Business The only regrets as I went Sponsored by Allan Wright Water Wells Inc. through this “garbage” was that I did not have it or use some of it All proceeds going to R4R supporting the when the government went back Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre all the way to 1998 (from 2010) Donations can be made at all participating locations in Simcoe County in an attempt to get back the or on-line at or $20,333.33 they gave me (I filled out the form they supplied and they made the mistake, not me) plus about $10,000 more. That hit still irritates me. I am sure no one in the tax department took a demotion for their mistake.

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The Passion of the Purple Plumeria by Lauren Willig (Adult Fiction)

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Light lunch & prizes $2.50 per person. intrepid spies for years but when the Pink Carnation's Winners from Nov. 8th were: 1st Pat Boyle; 2nd Bill little sister goes missing from her English boarding school, Courtney; and 3rd Jane Gould. Winners from Nov. 15th Gwen returns home to investigate the disappearance. were: 1st Joan Thompson; 2nd Liz Duguay; and 3rd Violet Gwen and William must cooperate to find the young Graham. Everyone welcome. *** Note*** There will be ladies before others with nefarious intent do. But Gwen's no bid euchre on Nov. 22. partnership with quick-tongued William may prove to be Sympathy is extended to Herb Moreau and family on more of an adventure than finding the girls…. the passing of his wife Linda. Her funeral was last week. -------------------------Don’t forget our 3rd annual Santa Claus Parade on Sat. Another Lauren Willig book in the Pink Carnation Series? Nov. 30th at 7 p.m. To enter a float or help, please call CHA CHING!  Yes please!  This book was published in Angela at 705.322.7111 or Cindy at 705.322.2318. August and  by then, my eager  fingers had  been waiting The next UCW meeting is on Thursday, December 5th in almost a year for it. the church basement. Roll call is mitts, hats & socks for a After nine books in this series you know the characters Christmas tree. Lunch is Christmas goodies. well, their families, their cousins, their better halves, their Anyone with news items for the paper, please call me at better halves's a big gang but a familiar one 705.527.5274. you are fond of and always glad to know how they are doing.  In this book, quite a few characters from the first New Grant Program to Help Seniors and second novels make special appearances and it is a Ontario will offer more support for seniors across sweet thing to see them again. the province through a new Seniors Community Grant In addition to the historical set of characters, there is a Program. modern tale that slowly weaves its way through all books Premier Kathleen Wynne visited the Adult Recreation - 6 months in total by book ten so their storyline is a Centre in Waterloo today, where she announced that the meandering one as opposed to a quick beginning and end government is introducing the Seniors Community Grant of a story for each historical character.  In this book, the Program to give seniors more opportunities to participate meandering walk turned into a stumble that took us into in their communities. The program will provide funding new territory - a treasure hunt rides both the historical and to not-for-profit community groups for projects that modern plot lines and it was a fun, weaving whodunit from encourage greater social inclusion, volunteerism and two different perspectives of time.  Well done, Lauren! community engagement for seniors across the province. In general, I love a historical setting with a governess This will be the first grant program in Ontario dedicated love story.  This set up automatically gives us a female solely to supporting seniors. who is intelligent but living on less than ideal financial Giving seniors more opportunities to engage with their circumstances which in turn, makes her a stronger person.  communities is part of Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors. In swoops a rich guy/lord/duke etc. who admires her This is part of the Ontario government’s economic plan to strength, smarts and lemon-water rinsed complexion.  invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a Love is in the air now folks and it's always a lovely walk dynamic and innovative business climate. across the pages of their story.  Lauren previously wrote Quick Facts a story along these lines in Mischief of the Mistletoe but The grants may range from $500 to $10,000 to help in this case, our governess is a much older and crustier support initiatives that will allow seniors to continue character, making for a different tale entirely despite the to contribute to all aspects of community life. similar setting. By 2016, for the first time, people over 65 will account The writing is snappy, the plot line interesting but not for a larger share of the population than children so convoluted you lose yourself, and humour is found aged 0-14. in unexpected corners - the unexpected part making it that much more dear to us as readers.  I loved this intelligent and amusing novel.  My only regret is that it was not published in longBOOKING lasting hardcover fashion. Ginger Tsang aka Springwater Library, NOW!! Elmvale Branch Librarian Includes: The first Europeans who turned firecrackers New Spark Plug into art were the Italians and some of the top Oil Change firecrackers manufacturers from US are still of Carburetor Cleaned Italian descent. Lubrication of: cables, auger & At first, white and orange were the only colors that people could create in fireworks. It was drive mechanism only in the 1800s that people discovered Inspection of: drive mechanism, how to make colored firecrackers. 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Grenfel & Centre Vespra News with Kathy Stunden-Hall 735-9423 or

Grenfel United Church has one of the best bazaars around and it is coming up Friday, Nov. 29 at the Bayfield Mall. It begins at 9 a.m. and continues until everything is sold out. The talents of these church women are many. There will be lots of homemade baking on hand as well as handicrafts that are great Christmas gifts. It won’t be too early to stock up on your Christmas baking either, as it does freeze beautifully. So, don’t miss the opportunity to support the church that has been doing great things for this community for 140 years. As well, the bazaar offers an opportunity to get both baking and Christmas gifts that are both unique and reasonably priced. *** Grenfel United Church recently marked its 140th anniversary with a special service. The church was full for this very enjoyable event. The music was wonderful and the fellowship great. A beautiful meal was served after the service. A WOODLOT FOR ALL SEASONS We spent most of the lovely weekend working in our bush and I have to say it’s still a beautiful spot even though it’s November. A few of the oak trees still have leaves and the bush “floor” is like a thick carpet. Sunday we took a logger and his wife for a tour of our 14acre woodlot. He will be logging it with horses. Although the bush is high and dry with mostly sandy soil it will still present some challenges for him. One part has such steep hills he can’t skid logs out with the horses and will probably even have trouble using his forwarder to move logs. Even a mechanized skidder would have a tough time there, he said, and also likely leave some deep, deep ruts down the hill. The bush hasn’t been logged since 1999 and it’s important to get it done soon because of the advancement of the Emerald Ash Borer. We have a lot of tall white ash trees that the forester marked this time. The bush is a mix of ash, lots of prolific sugar maples, red oak, black cherry, beech, some basswood and a smattering of white birch and basswood. The logger said the white ash lumber is used a lot in building horse stalls because horses don’t like cribbing (chewing) on the wood. It’s good to know someone is still making some products with wood in this country. We also have some butternut but they have all died, as they have just about everywhere else. They are going the way of the elm tree which is really sad. I remember the proliferation of huge elm trees on the farm of my birthplace. They were gorgeous, stately trees. They say they are making a bit of a comeback and I hope the butternut can do the same. Certainly there are some young elms on the property just to the north of us. But these seem to be dying out too and mostly falling on our fence—just like the huge beech tree we removed from our fence line on the weekend. All in all I still think we have a pretty good woodlot and a lot of the trees are doing really well. Certainly the red oak, the king of trees, is flourishing. We even have a small black walnut grove in our north ravine. Even the old dead trees serve a purpose. They provide habitat for birds and animals and lots of insects for our feathered friends. The other day we could clearly hear the cry of a pileated woodpecker nearby in the treetops. The bush certainly is a wonderful spot for our own recreation. We can enjoy it any season on foot, on snowshoes or on horseback. *** 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 .

SANTA’S WORKSHOP Sunday December 1st, 10am - 4pm

Even with his hectic schedule Santa always makes a stop off at Wye Marsh, so bring your cameras and get a photo here at the Marsh. Then bring the kids to Santa’s nature craft table where they can make their own handmade pine cone bird feeder ornament.  Be sure to grab some seed then head off on the trails to hand feed chickadees and see the magnificent trumpeter swans.  Warm up by a fire and roast your own bannock and at 1pm be amazed by the birds of prey show.  Cost is general admission to Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre.  For more information contact Wye Marsh at (705)526-7809.

Jim Wilson, MPP Simcoe-Grey

Working for You! 50 Hume Street Collingwood, ON L9Y 1V2 Tel. (705) 446-1090 1-800-268-7542 Fax (705) 446-3397 Canada's Debt Going Down while Ontario's Debt Continues to Climb  COLLINGWOOD - Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson and Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak are speaking out about Ontario's growing deficit.  Today, Wilson spoke at a power lunch hosted by the Collingwood Chamber of Commerce, while Hudak delivered the same message on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

"Ontario's deficit will soon double that of the entire federal government," said Wilson.  "That threatens our ability to invest in health care, education and services all Ontarians depend on and deserve."   Wilson is concerned that Kathleen Wynne and her NDP partners have saddled Ontario with the largest debt in this province's history. Meanwhile, the federal government is on track for a $3.7-billion surplus in 2015-2016.  "Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has demonstrated that prosperity and job creation demand balanced budgets," commented Hudak. "The Wynne Liberals are clearly headed in the wrong direction, working against the gains being made at the federal level."  Wilson noted recent Statistics Canada data that reveals Ontario lost another 16,100 manufacturing jobs in October, making it  the 82nd consecutive month that Ontario's unemployment rate of 7.4% has been higher than the national average of 6.9%. During the same month, 24,000 employees were added to the public sector payroll.    "The people of Simcoe-Grey deserve a provincial government that can manage its own finances, put jobs first and welcome businesses that will create opportunities for our young people," said Wilson. "It's time to set Ontario up for success and that starts with changing the team that leads this province."

"Life" Life isn't about keeping score. It's not about how many friends you have Or how accepted you are. Not about if you have plans this weekend or if you're alone. It isn't about who you're dating, who you used to date, how many people you've dated, or if you haven't been with anyone at all. It isn't about who you have kissed. It's not about sex. It isn't about who your family is or how much money they have. Or what kind of car you drive. Or where you are sent to school. It's not about how beautiful or ugly you are. Or what clothes you wear, what shoes you have on, or what kind of music you listen to. It's not about if your hair is blonde, red, black, or brown. Or if your skin is too light or too dark. Not about what grades you get, how smart you are, how smart everybody else thinks you are, or how smart standardized tests say you are. It's not about what clubs you're in or how good you are at "your" sport. It's not about representing your whole being on a piece of paper and seeing who will "accept" the written you. LIFE JUST ISN'T. But, life is about who you love and who you hurt. It's about who you make happy or unhappy purposefully. It's about keeping or betraying trust. It's about friendship, used as a sanctity or a weapon. It's about what you say and mean, maybe hurtful, maybe heartening. About starting rumors and contributing to petty gossip. It's about what judgments you pass and why.  And who your judgments are spread to. It's about who you've ignored with full control and intention. It's about jealousy, fear, ignorance, and revenge. It's about carrying inner hate and love, letting it grow, and spreading it. But most of all, it's about using your life to touch or poison other people's hearts in such a way that could   have never occurred alone. Only you choose the way those hearts are affected, and   those choices are what life's all about.

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Proud of EDHS and Community by Indra Sharma On October 25, 2013, I attended the 58th annual commencement exercises with family members from Toronto and Hollywood, California to share in my nephew James Gordon’s graduation. The auditorium was packed and the graduating students in their caps and gowns and shiny as new pennies made the audience proud. So many of them won so many awards for so many categories. I was pleased with the award given by the Clement family in memory of Larry Clement whos demise occurred this year. My relatives were incredibly impressed including my niece who is a starlet in Hollywood but is also very family oriented and timed her visit to Canada for Thanksgiving and her cousin James’ graduation. Our community and our High School are worthy of our pride. The teachers, principals past and present, students past and present are mostly achievers who set out to make their way and take their place in society as responsible, contributing citizens. Many of them strive for jobs near to home and end up living in the hometown they were raised in and in which they raise their families at some future point. My family visits us at the farm and did not realize that our population is not only comprised of older people, but

the vibrant, bright, caring youth. My family was impressed by the rapport between the teachers and students; by the intellectual abilities of so many of the students; and the camaraderie amongst them. A couple of students played the guitar and sang beautifully. Kudos to the music teacher, Mr. Louis Lefaive who has been teaching music at EDHS for seventeen years and has been doing an awesome job. Our high school and our community is always worthy of writing about. No place is perfect however, someone once mentioned to me that we seem to live most of the time in a little piece of heaven on this planet. So many positive acts and people in our community, giving, sharing, volunteering, helping always to make life a little easier for others is beyond words like commendable. So many of our church ladies do so much in providing food and comfort for bereaved ones following a

funeral. The coffee, sandwiches and desserts are accompanied with care which aids in the healing process. Folks I dare not mention the names of the ladies of the churches who do much. They are modest and prefer not to be named. Thanks to the wonderful people who aid in making our community a place to truly enjoy inhabiting. Thanks to our EDHS teachers et al who turned out another great crop of Grade twelve graduates.

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

Closing on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 12:00 noon.

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Saturday, November 23 & Sunday, November 24, 2013 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Midhurst is home to some incredible talent! Come and see for yourself on this free, selfguided shopping tour in homes and studios. The tour visits 14 homes with over 30 Artisans. Tea Room and lunch is available at the Midhurst United Church, 91 Doran Rd. There is also an Artisan Charity Draw with the proceeds supporting The Barrie Literacy Council. Tour map and details available at


Thinking of Running for Elected Office in Springwater? Attend a free session hosted by the Clerk of the Township of Springwater on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, commencing at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Friday, November 29, 2013 12:30 pm - Anne St. N. & Hwy 26 We are excited to announce the return of the CP Holiday Train with Santa Claus and special guests Melanie Doane and Crystal Shawanda. Both the Barrie and Elmvale food banks are accepting donations. Help us provide meals for those in our community who are in need. More information is available on our website at

Please submit a resume and/or a letter of interest outlining your qualifications to fill this vacancy to the attention of the Clerk, 2231 Nursery Road, Minesing ON, L0L 1Y2, or We thank all applicants, however only those invited for an interview will be contacted. Notice of Collection: Personal Information is collected in accordance with the Municipal Act, s.8 and used to determine eligibility. Questions can be directed to the Clerk at 705-728-4784, ext 2026.

The Township is seeking applications from persons interested in serving on the Committee of Adjustment (CoA) for the remaining 2010 - 2014 Council term. If you have an interest in land use, planning, land severance and minor variances, we invite you to consider serving on the Springwater Committee of Adjustment. The Committee is comprised of five members from the community, with administrative assistance from the Planning and Development Department. The Committee meets monthly, as required the first Wednesday at 7:30 pm, in the Council Chamber, Minesing. The meetings are approximately 1 1/2 hours in length. Members receive an honorarium of $80.00 per meeting plus mileage.


In the session you will: • Learn about the statutory qualifications for elected office. • Learn about the seven (7) Springwater offices for which nomination papers can be filed. • Learn of the filing fees associated with filing nomination papers. • Learn about the NEW Ward structure; they have changed since 2010. • Receive a copy of the required nomination papers. • Receive an overview about legislation governing the Township and elected officials, such as the Municipal Act, M/Conflict of Interest Act, M/Elections Act. • Receive a key timetable for the 2014 Municipal Elections. • The campaign period. COMMUNITY POLICING • Election finances. • Learn about Election Sign requirements. As winter approaches and the • Learn about the NEW internet voting and vote by phone. snow begins to fall, we remind • Learn about the time commitment required of Council in attending meetings. you to use caution and drive • Learn about the compensation received by Council for holding elected office. according to conditions. The • Learn about the Governance model – Federal, Provincial, County, Township. Ministry of Transportation (MTO) provides important information on being prepared for driving during Pre-registration is required. Email with your name, municipal address, and the winter months. Download phone number, or call 705-728-4784, ext 2026. You can also visit for other the brochure Winter Driving: Be election details. The 2014 Municipal Election takes place on Monday, October 27, 2014; the Nomination Prepared, Be Safe! from the MTO Period begins on January 2, 2014 and ends on September 12, 2014. at


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December 16 - 5:30 pm Council Meeting Township Administration Centre

December 12 - 7:00 pm Library Board Elmvale Branch

December 10 - 7:30 pm Grenfel Rec Service Board Grenfel Community Hall

December 10 - 5:00 pm Elmvale Rec Service Board Elmvale Community Hall

December 5 - 7:00 pm Phelpston Rec Service Board Valender Park Building

December 4 - 7:00 pm Hillsdale Rec Service Board Hillsdale Community Hall

November 27 - 3:30 pm Accessibility Advisory Committee Township Administration Centre

November 25 - 5:30 pm Planning Committee Township Administration Centre

November 25 - 4:00 pm General Committee Township Administration Centre

November 21 - 7:30 pm Policing Committee Elmvale Library


2231 Nursery Road The Township Administration Centre will be closed for the Christmas Holidays beginning on Minesing, Ontario L0L Canada December 24,1Y2 2013 at 12:00 noon and returning to regular business hours on Thursday, January 2, 2014. For urgent, after hours service please contact Encore Tele Solutions at 705-725-2715. Springwater News • November 21, 2013 Edition 404 • Phone 705 322 2249 Cell: 705 321 (BOLD) 2653

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October 19th, 2013 was a special day for Max Adamson, a Kempo student who trains at Double Dragons Martial Arts Studio (705-322-6951) ... a private club in Wyevale owned by Master Instructor, Martin Ladouceur and his wife, Sensei Patti Ladouceur, Head Instructor. At 12-years old (almost!), Max has already spent more than four years training to achieve what no other junior student of this club has managed in over 10 years ... attain the respected Level of First Degree BROWN Belt. Max began his training with Sensei Ladouceur at the age of 7, shortly after moving here from Mexico with his family. He has competed in a number of provincial Karate/Kung-Fu tournaments during this time winning various awards in the Sparring, Open Hand Forms, and Weapons divisions. Sensei Ladouceur is an "old school" instructor with a modern day outlook who believes his select group of students should train body and mind with a view to better health and understanding.  He has trained many students young and old during his 30-plus years, but very few have managed to maintain the necessary spirit as the training and the learning progresses year after year.  A sharp positive attitude and a respectful passion for learning the art of Shung Long Kempo gives Max the extra edge to constantly improve. In addition to weekly Private Training Lessons with Sensei Ladouceur, Max continues to assist and train in the regular classes.

County of Simcoe hands out honours at the first ever Newcomer Recognition Awards

Midhurst/ October 24, 2013 – The County of Simcoe honoured r e s i d e n t s , businesses, schools and organizations at the inaugural N e w c o m e r Recognition Awards on Front left to right: Susan Laycock (Simcoe Muskoka Workforce October 23, 2013. event Development Board); Lilia da Silva Gouveia; Anna Kim The (Furusato Japanese Restaurant); Ruth Millar Back left to r e c o g n i z e s right: Elmore Cudanin; Rosalba Braden; Alba Lisa (All residents and Natural Mexican Food); Kara Swaile-Black (Fieldcrest Public organizations that School); Arjun Batra take action to improve the lives of newcomers to Simcoe County. Award recipients were nominated by their peers in eight categories through an open nomination process. Nomination forms were reviewed by the Simcoe County Newcomer Recognition Awards Steering Committee. We congratulate the following award recipients: •Lilia da Silva Gouveia, Newcomer Youth Award •Rosalba Braden, Newcomer Mentor Award •Elmore Cudanin, Newcomer Leader Award Honesty Driven - Since 1953 •Alba Lisa, All Natural Mexican Food, Culturally Diverse Workforce Award •Furusato Japanese Restaurant, Welcoming Work Environment Award •Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board, Marketing and Outreach Award Starting at Lube, oil, filter, tire rotation and one free •Fieldcrest Public School, Multiculturalism through Wheel container of windshield washer fluid! 95 Education Award per tire Alignment •Arjun Batra, Community Champion Award We check all fluid levels, belts, hoses, •Ruth Millar, Community Champion Award Up to $100 Rebate on The Simcoe County Local Immigration Partnership brakes and the condition of your wipers! various tires when is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. purchasing a set of 4 w/purchase of 4 tires The Partnership Council is comprised of numerous community leaders, including representatives from We Do UNDERCOATING, & Tire Changes education, policing, libraries, economic development, health, housing family counselling and supports, We Offer ‘Road Force Balancing’ & ‘Nitrogen’ employment services, settlement services, government, • and the United Way of Greater Simcoe County. The County of Simcoe received additional financial 7 Yonge St. North 202 Blake St. 131 Brock St. support for the Newcomer Recognition Awards from the Elmvale Barrie Barrie Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration.

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On Friday, November 8, 2013 the Ontario PCs released a five-point plan for horse racing in Ontario. The Liberals and the NDP voted to pull the plug on the slots at racetracks program, putting tens of thousands of jobs at risk. If they continue down this path, it will devastate a way of life some families have known for generations. For families in my riding of Simcoe North, and across Ontario horse racing is personal. Whether you spend a day at the track with the family or know folks working in the industry, horse racing has been a part of rural Ontario’s identity for decades. And it deserves to play a role in this province’s future. That’s why we’ve put forward a five-point plan to ensure that horse racing remains strong for years to come. The plan would form public-private partnerships in order to increase overall revenue for both industry and taxpayers.  It would also establish a new transparent, accountable and affordable slots at racetracks program. We would build off of what’s working, rather than reinventing the wheel. And we’d leverage best practices in places like New York and Pennsylvania, where horse racing remains a thriving industry. In horse racing the Liberals think they have all the answers. But folks in the industry know what’s working. It’s time we moved government out of the way to ensure horse racing can provide jobs and entertainment for families in Ontario for years to come.



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Plain and simple, if the expectation is to have great snow conditions on the hill, there is no inexpensive way to run a ski hill operation in central Ontario given the uncertainty of the weather. Snowmaking is a must and with that comes the need for pumps and generators and all kinds of electricity mongering equipment. It’s typically also an 18-24hr operation in early season to make the snow and then ongoing to groom the hills which means the supporting maintenance buildings seem to go non-stop for several months of the year. All of this keeps the hydro meters turning at a heightened pace and this is something Mt. St. Louis Moonstone is trying to change. Starting with their groomer maintenance shop, a new initiative has been implemented to use energy saving technology to lower consumption and lessen their carbon footprint. The first step was the installation of 40 new induction technology highbay light fixtures in their groomer maintenance building which replaced older, very inefficient, old technology HID lights (metal halide, high pressure sodium, mercury vapor). Several exterior wallpack lights running metal halide bulbs have also been replaced with induction technology to provide safety and security around the building perimeter. Andre Huter is the Operation Manager at Mt. St. Louis Moonstone, he is pleased with the first phase of the lighting upgrades stating, “the shop used to be pretty dull and dingy which made it a tough spot to work for the guys, but with the new lights, it’s so much brighter with a cleaner looking light; it really is a better place to work in and the guys have all commented on it.”  The lighting upgrade didn’t just provide better light, the induction technology is estimated to be up to 60% more efficient which will save the skiing operation many thousands of dollars in hydro each year. The shop upgrade is estimated to save the ski hill over $60K over the next 10 years at today’s electricity rates. Huter added, “I dealt with a local company, Go Time Solutions” who worked with

us to find the best options for the long haul. The induction lights come with a 10 year warranty and are rated for a 100,000 hr lifespan. Our crews are busy so removing those lighting maintenance issues and costs was a big part of our decision making. The lights will pay for themselves and we aren’t changing bulbs and ballasts that used to end up in the landfill.” Having long been known for offering a premium grade level of skiing, with great snow, well groomed terrain and quick lifts, several changes and updates are planned for the ski hill and chalet building over the next couple of years. Brother to Andre, Robert Huter is General Manager, commenting on the future of the resort. “My parents built a fantastic facility and have offered great skiing for many years. Looking ahead as we continue that legacy, it’s important for us to research and plan with the best available technology to ensure our growth is as efficient and successful as we can make it. We all know hydro rates will not be coming down and that larger increases seem to be inevitable, especially in Ontario. Energy savings is a big part of our focus when it comes to making sure we are making smart decisions that will ultimately pay for themselves. The induction lighting fits very well with that focus”.  As the winter comes forward the green approach is high on the radar for Mt. St. Louis. They took advantage of the power utility and government energy savings rebate programs which will net them a sizeable refund for this project on top of the monthly savings to the electricity bills thanks to the efficiency of the lighting. With several other utility buildings, a full chalet, administration areas and other outside parking and access areas, lighting is a major part of the monthly operating costs at Mt. St. Louis. Given the savings, it is clear the bright ideas to use induction lighting was worth the investment.  For more info on Mt. St. Louis Moonstone visit and for energy savings and rebate info on induction lighting info visit; .  

Baby, it’s cold outside!

Winters can be a beautiful time, with snow crunching under your feet, trees laden with white and the crisp cold temperatures. What a season! But to some, winters pose a risk. It can be overly dangerous for driving, slippery when walking, and all around stressful when simply trying to get through the day. I would like to introduce you to Mrs. Somerville. Her family is heading south for a month and a half in January. Since she isn’t much of a traveller these days, she is concerned about being home alone. She is also worried about how she will get out to get groceries, although she cooks less and less these days. She is concerned about shovelling the driveway. What if she slips and falls while outside in the bitter cold? Yes, it happens. It is real and it is scary! So Mrs. Somerville decided to phone the Lodge to get some information. The following is how the call went. Ring Ring…. Ring Ring…. “Good afternoon, Waterside Retirement Lodge, Krista speaking how can I help you? I’m glad you called Mrs. Somerville. You have questions about a winter stay with us, sure go ahead what would you like to know? You’re wondering about furniture? For winter stays, Mrs. Somerville, all you need to worry about is bringing are your clothes, some mementos, photos and yourself. We supply the rest: a furnished suite with all of the amenities. “Yes, Mrs. Somerville, we provide weekly housekeeping at no extra cost and yes, you can bring your cat, Sciddles if you wish. No, Mrs Somerville, you do not have to grocery shop, do dishes or cook, we provide all of your meals in our dining room, with snacks available at our bistro and yes, our food is wonderful! Yes Mrs. Somerville, if you wish to stay longer than your initial intentions, not a problem. And no, Mrs. Somerville, you do not have to go out to get to your mail, have your hair done or take out your garbage, we provide all of those services for you; it’s part of life at Waterside. “Of course your friends can visit, in fact, they can join you for lunch in our family dining room, just let me know the date. Yes, Mrs. Somerville, you are encouraged to come for a tour, and a colleague or I is available to answer your questions. Perhaps you would like to book a tour and join us for lunch on Friday, does that work? Perfect, I will see you at Waterside Retirement Lodge at 239 Zoo Park Road at 11:30am, I look forward to meeting you, and yes, I do believe you will love joining us for a winter stay. See you Friday.” Is Mrs. Somerville similar to someone you know: your mother, your neighbour or even your sister? Would they benefit and enjoy our winter stay programme? Don’t wait, give us a call at 705-4298626, speak with Angie, Lorree or myself, we are here to help you.

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Oka-type Crisis? I don’t think so!

It would be an understatement to say I was appalled at the disturbing article on the front page of the Nov. 7, 2013 edition of the Springwater News. The column entitled “Will an Oka-type crisis happen at Springwater Park on Nov. 11, 2013?” was credited to Dr. John Bacher. I am one of a proud and hardworking group known as The Friends of Springwater Park. Our mission is simple. We want to work with the Ministry of Natural Resources to reopen the Park for anyone and everyone that chooses to visit. Countless hours have been spent contacting MNR officials, meeting with interested partners, soliciting funds to cover any operating deficits, and, yes, arranging to have the Cairn repaired in time for this year’s Remembrance Day service. The Friends of Springwater Park in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Veterans’ Affairs and the Provincial MNR undertook to restore the monument for all to enjoy. Dr. Bacher refers to the “botched sandblasting on the memorial recently, which damaged the structure.” Due to 80+ years and the elements, this World War 1 cairn was in a desperate state of disrepair and was degrading daily. We arranged for a local, certified monument restoration company to repair the monument. We were rewarded on Remembrance Day by several positive compliments from the attendees. Now the” Vespra Boys” will be proudly memorialized for another 80 years. Dr. Bacher attacks the efforts of even planning an event in Springwater Park as “any such commemorations could be explosive and confrontational”. He refers to the “poisoned atmosphere” at the Park. There was at no time any indication that there was any danger of an imminent uprising at Springwater Park! Where does Dr. Bacher get his information? The long and short of it – the Remembrance Day service at Springwater Park this year which was attended by a fine group of military personnel and citizens alike was the most intimate, peaceful, touching service I have ever attended. Thank you to Mr. Wayne Cameron for all his hard work in coordinating the service. Dr. Bacher goes to great lengths to inform us that he is an educated man. I, for one, am not impressed. The article he wrote is nothing short of sensationalism and fear-mongering. One has to challenge the credibility of a man claiming to teach “peace and human rights” at the university level. Dr. Bacher also professes to be on the Advisory Council for a group called the Springwater Park Citizens’ Coalition. I question what steps Dr. Bacher has taken to restore our beloved Park, other of course, than criticising the efforts of others? Nancy Bigelow

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Ian Rutherford Plimer is an Australian geologist, professor emeritus of earth sciences at the University of Melbourne, professor of mining geology at the University of Remembrance Celebration at Springwater Park Adelaide, and the director of multiple mineral exploration This is my letter of great appreciation to all that were and mining companies. He has published 130 scientific involved with the organizing and preparation of the papers, six books and edited the Encyclopedia of Geology. special Remembrance Day celebration that took place at Where Does the Carbon Dioxide Really Come From? Springwater Park in Midhurst.   Professor Ian Plimer could not have said it better! It was like no other celebration that I have ever attended in If you've read his book you will agree, this is a good the past. The ceremony opened with Reverend Black from summary. Tiny Township. Rev. Black was very involved with Site 41. PLIMER: "Okay, here's the bombshell. The volcanic He spoke with eloquence and ascendancy. The cenotaph eruption in Iceland . Since its first spewing of volcanic is surrounded by giant spruce trees which swayed in the ash has, in just FOUR DAYS, NEGATED EVERY wind as the bagpiper played. It as a treat to have the young SINGLE EFFORT you have made in the past five years people from Eastview Secondary School recite the names to control CO2 emissions on our planet - all of you. of the “Vespra Boys”, sing with heart “Amazing Grace”   Of course, you know about this evil carbon dioxide and lay a wreath. The native people attended and also that we are trying to suppress - it’s that vital chemical laid a wreath. I thank them for their diligence and warm compound that every plant requires to live and grow and to strong hearts for remaining on this special park. It was nice synthesize into oxygen for us humans and all animal life. to see two representatives of our Springwater Council, I's very disheartening to realize that all of the Councilors Jack Hanna and Sandy McConkey. They laid carbon emission savings you have accomplished while a wreath representing the township. This memorable suffering the inconvenience and expense of driving Prius celebration was attended by over one hundred residents hybrids, buying fabric grocery bags, sitting up till midnight who encircled the cenotaph with their own memories of to finish your kids "The Green Revolution" science project, ones they lost and for the “Vespra Boys”. I hope they all throwing out all of your non-green cleaning supplies, went away with optimism in their hearts that this will using only two squares of toilet paper, putting a brick in be a new beginning for Springwater Park. It must be the your toilet tank reservoir, selling your SUV and speedboat, responsibility of Simcoe County Council and Springwater vacationing at home instead of abroad, Township to work strongly with the Ontario government Nearly getting hit every day on your bicycle, replacing all to better preserve and save this historic park for future of your 50 cent light bulbs with $10.00 light bulbs.....well, generations to come. all of those things you have done have all gone down the With heart and hope! tubes in just four days. Donna Hawthorne. The volcanic ash emitted into the Earth's atmosphere in just four days - yes, FOUR DAYS - by that volcano Village Streets are not Compost Piles in Iceland has totally erased every single effort you have  Someone has been dumping yard waste on the arena made to reduce the evil beast, carbon. And there are around sides of Lorne and George Streets in Elmvale. I saw a 200 active volcanoes on the planet spewing out this crud at straw bale, a corn stalk, grass cuttings, leaves , large any one time - EVERY DAY. branch clippings, a pile of apples and several mums. Good Column I don't really want to rain on your parade too much, but I   It is unsightly, it is irresponsible and it is unnecessary. Having read with enjoyment Indra Sharma's columns in should mention that when the volcano Mt Pinatubo erupted The County of Simcoe provides ample opportunity for people to dispose of their yard waste at the front of their the Springwater News I felt the need to voice my approval, in the Philippines in 1991, it spewed out more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the entire human race had own property. They will be doing two more collections in especially of the one in the Nov.7 edition.  She writes with honesty and emotion.  Her words filled emitted in all its years on earth. Elmvale before winter: November 25-29 and December 9-13. Those who made this mess have the chance to make a gap in my November 11th honouring of our Veterans.  Yes, folks, Mt Pinatubo was active for over One year amends by taking their waste back to their own homes for Indra deserves our thanks and commendation for her think about it. thoughtful contributions. Of course, I shouldn't spoil this 'touchy-feely treepick-up.  Thank you, Indra. hugging' moment and mention the effect of solar and  Katy Austin, Elmvale  D.R. Moulden cosmic activity and the well-recognized 800-year global Leitch’s economic fumbling heating and cooling cycle, which keeps happening despite The federal government’s recent Economic our completely insignificant efforts to affect climate Update proves once again that MP Kellie Leitch change. and the Conservatives are out-of-touch with the And I do wish I had a silver lining to this volcanic ash challenges facing middle class Canadians. cloud, but the fact of the matter is that the bush fire season It didn’t include anything for middle class across the western USA and Australia this year alone will families who are struggling under record levels of negate your efforts to reduce carbon in our world for the household debt. The average Canadian household next two to three years. And it happens every year. now owes $1.66 for every dollar of disposable Just remember that your government just tried to impose income. a whopping carbon tax on you, on the basis of the bogus It didn’t include anything to help young 'human-caused' climate-change scenario. Canadians, or the parents who are financially Hey, isn’t it interesting how they don’t mention 'Global supporting them. Today there are still 225,400 Warming' Anymore, but just 'Climate Change' - you know fewer jobs for young Canadians than before the why? downturn. It’s because the planet has COOLED by 0.7 degrees in And it didn’t include anything to help kick-start the past century and these global warming bull artists got the economy. The Conservatives are sitting back caught with their pants down. and defending the status quo, despite the fact that And, just keep in mind that you might yet have an Stephen Harper's growth record is the worst of any Emissions Trading Scheme - that whopping new tax Prime Minister since R.B. Bennett in the 1930s. imposed on you that will achieve absolutely nothing Instead, the Tories chose to concoct a budgetary except make you poorer. surplus on the eve of the next election. But almost It won’t stop any volcanoes from erupting, that’s for sure. half of that surplus comes from asset sales that But, hey, relax...... and have a nice day!" have not taken place. It’s a little bit like selling the *-- Google smartwatch said close to production --* furniture to pay for the groceries. MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - A smartwatch from Google They also imposed countless tax hikes on the could go into production within months as the search giant middle class over the past three years, raising taxes is in talks with Asian manufacturers, The Wall Street Journal on everything from credit unions to employment reports. Citing "people familiar with the matter," the Journal insurance (EI). In fact, the Economic Update reported Tuesday the potential smartwatch would run Android inadvertently revealed that the Tories are keeping and Google Now, the company's voice-assistant feature EI premiums artificially high in order to further A 75-year-old British woman was convicted of assault for that runs on Google Glass. It is expected to be capable of pad their numbers—the same EI taxes that are, emptying a bag of dog droppings on a cyclist she accused of communicating with other devices including smartphones in the words of the Finance Minister, “direct job riding too close to her. Prosecutors said Susan Currall, 75, of and tap into information from the wearer's Google account. killers.” Trumpington, England, swung the bag of her dog's feces at cyclist The Google watch would compete in the marketplace with a Canada can do better. The recession ended more Michael Ramage Sept. 12 because she was angry at how often number of wearable computing devices such as the Galaxy than four years ago, but Ms. Leitch’s economic Gear smartwatch from Samsung. Sony has a smartwatch on message has been that Canadians should be happy cyclists passed too close to her while she was walking, Cambridge the market, Microsoft is said to be working on one, and Apple that we’re not Spain. That’s just not good enough. News reported Monday. Currall, who said she did not expect the bag to split and spill its contents onto Ramage, was ordered to pay has long been rumored to be preparing an iWatch for release. 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The Sports Zone by Mike Townes

The idea of a hockey trip to Europe started on March 12, 2012, and 22 months later the journey will begin on Thursday, December 26th at 1:00 p.m. when 22 Bantam hockey players and 45 family members board a bus heading for the Toronto Airport. Over the 22 months, the players and their families held dances, bottle drives, bake sales, etc. to raise over $80,000 to help with the cost of this once-in-a-lifetime trip. Many meetings were held, many ideas were suggested, and I am sure there were a few disagreements along the way. Under the fundraising leadership of Tanya and Charlie King (they have triplets making the trip), all the families worked hard to get everything to come together and keep the costs per player to a minimum. Kevin Fay was also in a leadership role making the dream come true. Three corporate sponsors were also a big part of the fundraising. George Bagley, Elmvale Home Hardware, George Conn of Ford Hanna Motors in Collingwood and Lorne Ogden of Hapamp in Elmvale were a big part of the fundraising pot. With these partners, the job to raise funds was less of a challenge. After getting settled in Nastola, Finland, the 13 &14-yearolds will have a practice on Saturday, December 28th at the Pajulahti Sports Centre before their first of two exhibition games in Finland. After the second game, they set sail overnight on Silja Cruise Line for the trip to Stockholm, Sweden for two more games on December 31st and January 3. In between, the group will be attending the World Junior Tournament being held in Sweden. First they will see the two quarter-final games on January 2, then the two semifinal games on January 4, and the Bronze Medal Game and Gold Medal Game on January 5 while also finding time to play 2 exhibition games in Denmark to finish their six-game tour. I know the group is hoping that Owen Sound Attack defenseman Chris Bigras will make the Canadian junior squad. The Elmvale native playing for Canada would be icing on the cake to our hockey fans. Finally, on January 7, the group will fly back to Toronto arriving at 7:30 pm. I am sure they will be excited, but ready to sleep in their own beds. The team will be holding one last fundraiser on Saturday, November 30th at 5:30 pm. They will be playing a friendly game against the 1993-94 Elmvale Midget European team at the Elmvale Arena. Admission to the game is free and they will be holding a social event upstairs after the game to raise a few extra funds for the trip. The team will be unveiling their new uniforms that they will wear on the tour. They will be wearing those new sweaters when attending the World Juniors so keep your eyes open for a television shot and the “Send Money” signs for the grandparents watching at home. Congratulations and Best of Luck to all the players and families attending this trip of a lifetime. You all deserve this for your hard work and I am sure you will be great ambassadors for our community on your journey!

Rural Intentions – a word from Craighurst by Lynette Mader

Christmas spirit is alive and early in Craighurst this year: more than I think we’ve ever seen. The warm weather inspired people to put their lights up early and as the village prepares for its first annual Christmas in Craighurst this Friday November 22nd, things are feeling pretty festive. Hopefully the 100km/hr winds on Sunday night didn’t mess things up. Dave and I worried that a lot of the ornaments and ribbons would end up in Hillsdale or Orr Lake. This Friday all the shops will stay open until 9pm and there will be treats, discounts and special activities to enjoy. Bring food donations to help fill the bus at the Esso station. It certainly didn’t feel like Christmas is around the corner on Saturday when I had my first horse riding lesson. The weather was unseasonably warm and sunny as Annie and her husband Bill took me for a ride in the woods. Annie was riding Sport, a large and majestic horse who knows he’s good looking. I was on Dilly, a generally good natured old boy. Sport is the alpha horse and the more experienced equine when it comes to riding, but he has a reputation that precedes him. Sport is the James Dean, the Charlie Sheen, the Adam Levine of horses, but Annie doesn’t take any guff from him. A preponderance of barn cats peek out from the stalls as Annie shows me how to brush and saddle the horses. There is more to getting a horse geared up than I ever imagined and fortunately Bill is there to do most of the heavy lifting. Annie is a stickler for safety. “Is your helmet on tight?” she asks, giving it a push. My skin is pulled tighter than Joan River’s and I can’t feel my eyebrows. “I think so,” I tell her. Finally we are ready to go. As I swing myself onto Dilly’s back, I’m nervous: he suddenly seems a lot bigger and the ground feels a mile away. This animal’s brain is nearly as big as mine, I think to myself. There is no doubt in my mind, or in Dilly’s, about who’s in control here. Then we’re off, with Annie and Sport in the lead and Bill walking Dilly and me behind. “You’re my favourite person in the whole world right now,” I tell Bill. Annie turns to give specific instruction. “Legs forward,”

Quiz Time: Don Newcombe won the first-ever National League only Cy Young award in 1956. Who is the only NL pitcher to ever win the Cy Young and Rookie of the Year awards in the same year in 1981? Answer below. On the Ice: The Brian English Memorial Bantam/Midget Hockey Tournament was held at the Elmvale Arena last weekend. The Elmvale Bantams won their division with a 2-1 win over Listowel, but the Midgets came out on the wrong end of a 3-1 score to the Highland Storm…Glenn Howard and his team were eliminated from the Canadian Open in Medicine Hat last weekend, so now they are out of the running for the $1,000,000 bonus for winning all four events. Team Howard won the first leg of the tour in Abbotsford, B.C. Next up for them is the 2013 Tim Horton Roar of the Rings in Winnipeg December 1-8. The winner there will represent Canada at the Olympics in 2014. Team Sherry Middaugh will also be there on the ladies side. Both these teams will be representing our area and zone in Winnipeg…The Leafs keep hanging in but I still think they are in trouble to make the playoffs…The Barrie Colts, after a slow start, are now on a seven-game winning streak and are in first place in their division. A month ago, the Colts were in last place but the team pulled together and turned their season around. They are 13-8-0-1 as of last Sunday. Non-Sports: Everyone my age or older for sure can remember where they were on Friday, November 22, 1963. I was just 10 years of age and I was attending school at the old school house across from Foodland on Yonge Street when John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas, Texas. The names Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby were forever etched in my brain. This event was one of the top ten non-sports events that have happened in my lifetime. Tomorrow will be the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK. Everyone that watched the funeral will never forget John Jr. saluting his father’s casket and this event for the rest of our lives. This Day in Sports (November 21st): Joe DiMaggio joined the NY Yankees in 1934…Truk Broda recorded his 150th win in a Leaf uniform in 1942…Pitcher Don Newcombe won both the NL MVP and the first-ever NL Cy Young award in 1956…In 1958, George “Punch” Imlach was hired as new General Manager for the Leafs, then 8 days later he replaced Billy Reay as coach…New York Rangers scored 8 goals in one period in 1971…Red Sox Carlton Fisk won AL Rookie of the Year award in 1972… In 1973, Pete Rose won NL MVP…Orioles Eddie Murray won AL Rookie of the Year in 1977…Born on this day include baseball players Stan Musial (1920), ex-Blue Jay Mark Eichhorn (1960) and Ken Griffey Jr. (1969)… Ball players Mel Ott (1958) and Carl Hubbell (1988), boxer Max Baer (1959), and hockey players Newsy Lalonde (1970) and Tom Johnson (2007) all died on November 21. This & That: The 101st Grey Cup will be played in Regina with Saskatchewan and Hamilton playing in the big game this weekend. I was an Ottawa fan so I hated the Tiger Cats; therefore I will be picking the other Roughriders to win the Grey Cup on their home turf… Fernando Valenzuela, playing for the Dodgers, was the only pitcher in National League history to win the Cy Young and Rookie of the Year in the same year. she says. “If you think they’re too far forward, they’re probably just right. Press with your legs to guide the horse. Just the gentlest flick of the reigns, no need to tug. The horse can sense your intent.” Dilly can sense I know nothing about horses, that much I’m sure. But he’s a good boy, content to follow Sport’s magnificent posterior through the woods. Annie explains that horses are pack animals and they look out for each other. Sport’s ears are tuned forward: he is on the alert for any danger ahead. Sure enough, Dilly’s ears are turned back. He is listening behind (and probably wondering who the fool on his back is). “Drop your arms,” Annie admonishes as she catches me holding the reigns up around my chin. On a straight-away, Bill lets go of Dilly and I’m now I’m really riding. I fight the instinct to tug on the reigns: just gentle flicks. To steer Dilly, I try pressing with my legs which feel hopelessly inadequate against this enormous animal but Dilly magically seems to feel it. It all comes together: I’m really communicating with this magnificent, big beast. We’re working together and I’m hooked. We meander around this tree and that, and as we head back to the stable, the horses are moving more quickly. Annie explains that they know they’re heading home, back to the barn and hay. Back at the stable, I help muck out the stall. Annie picks up a piece of horse poop in her bare fingers and breaks it apart to show me what healthy horse poop looks like. Who knew? Horses are a huge responsibility and I feel overwhelmed for all the people that buy them on a whim without really knowing what they’re getting into. I suspect there must be a lot of neglected horses out there. Fortunately, Dilly and Sport have an awesome home and a dedicated, if not obsessive (she won’t mind me saying that) caretaker. Strike that off my bucket list of rural experiences. Thanks Annie and Bill. Top four sources of caffeine in the American diet: coffee, soft drinks, tea and chocolate, in that order. The average American gets 75 percent of their caffeine from coffee. Pound for pound, kids often get as much caffeine from chocolate and soft drinks as their parents get from coffee, tea and other sources.

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By David White - "When I wrote the book," explained wine merchant Kermit Lynch, "I thought the oenologists were going to take over." We were chatting about Adventures on the Wine Route, Lynch's seminal tour of France that can be found on every wine enthusiast's bookshelf. When the book was released in 1988, Lynch feared that "old-style wines" -- artisanal projects that expressed a sense of place -- were on their way out, so he launched a crusade to educate his "clients to the diversity and virtue of those wines." Lynch entered the wine industry in 1972. A struggling musician, Lynch had been paying his bills by fashioning purses out of rug scraps. That business wasn't personally fulfilling, so when a suitor came knocking, he sold, using the proceeds to spend four months in Europe. Lynch came back from Europe with a passion for wine, but wasn't able to find a job in the industry. So his girlfriend lent him $5,000 to open up a wine shop in Albany, California. Lynch soon became a distributor and importer, as well, and relocated to Berkeley in the early 1980s. It's fitting that Lynch moved to Berkeley. The site of so much ferment, it's a logical place to spearhead a wine revolution. And that's the only way to describe Lynch's efforts. He transformed America's wine scene. By the time Adventures on the Wine Route hit bookstores, Lynch had gained a dedicated, national following. Unlike other merchants, Lynch's portfolio was focused -- he assured his customers that he'd tasted and enjoyed every wine on offer. He was obsessed with authenticity, happy to criticize producers who churned out industrialized, soulless wines. He brought attention to unheralded wine regions. And he mocked blind tastings as "spurious and misleading." As he wrote in the introduction to his book, "Such tasting conditions have nothing to do with the conditions under which the wines will presumably be drunk, which is at table, with food. When a woman chooses a hat, she does not put it on a goat's head to judge it; she puts it on her own." Lynch spread this gospel across the country through regular newsletters. He spoke about wine comfortably and sought to make it approachable, convinced that "those who would make it ponderous make it dull." Lynch inspired many imitators and changed the way Americans purchase wine. These days, if you walk into any good wine shop and watch how the geekiest consumers select wine, you'll undoubtedly see people flipping bottles over to check import label. These savvy shoppers know that in addition to Lynch, they can rely on importers like Neal Rosenthal, Louis/Dressner, Terry Theise, Peter Weygandt, and others to bring in good wine. One could even argue that Lynch helped save wine from itself. By proving that the American market was thirsty for traditional wines from the back roads of France, Lynch helped stave off the industrialization of wine. During our chat, Lynch was too humble to take credit for any of this. But even though he still worries about the ascension of so-called "pop" wines -- heavy, oak-soaked concoctions designed for mass appeal -- he'll admit that his crusade has succeeded beyond his wildest expectations. "When you go to New York," he said, "look at the wine lists today and the inventories in the wine shops. Gosh, it's amazing! Wines from all over the world, regions all over the world, grape varieties you've never heard of, little domains that you've never heard." The 25th anniversary edition of Lynch's book was published this month. It's still as relevant as ever and an absolute pleasure to read. David White is the founder and editor of, which was named "Best Overall Wine Blog" at the 2013 Wine Blog Awards. His columns are housed at Palate Press: The Online Wine Magazine.

Kids of Canada North Set to Open Its Doors in 2014 Bancroft, Ontario - Summer camp is an amazing experience that lasts a lifetime. Building character, making friends & creating memories. It’s that extra special, unforgettable place, with a “feeling” all its own that can’t be found anywhere else! Residential overnight camp gives children an opportunity to be independent, living away from mom and dad for the summer. The excitement begins with the bus ride to camp and doesn’t stop until banquet on the final night before going home. Memories and friendships made at overnight camp last forever. Kids of Canada North will open its door to children 5-14 years of age for the summer of 2014. Offering weekly sessions at a maximum of 60 campers/week and with a camper to staff ratio of approximately 4:1, children receive the personal attention they deserve. A wide range programs & activities make for a perfect fit, a lasting memento of childhood discoveries, ear-to-ear smiles and unrivalled sunsets. It’s a priceless experience to be sure, where everyone is treated like family. Situated on 35 picturesque acres on Big Hardings Lakes in Haliburton Highlands, Kids of Canada North offers a wide range of summer camp activities – music, nature, campfires, theme days, inflatable water park, land sports, beach-front activities with canoeing, kayaking and sailing.

Just like the beautiful surrounding natural features of the area, Kids of Canada North has been touched by nature and fine-tuned by staff who truly go out of their way to make an unforgettable, amazing camp experience. Overnight Camp Registration is now open and an early registration rate of $800.00 week is being offered until November 1st, 2013. Kids of Canada has been offering “Camper Approved Fun” for 20 years! Richmond Hill based Dance Camp, Hockey Camp and Sports Camp programs offer children the best summer camp experience close to home. For more information on day and overnight programs please call the camp office at 905-882-4386 or email info@kidsofcanada. com. A new interactive web-site with online registration was also launched on October 1st. Please visit www. "You know that you're in a tough neighborhood when you see nine police cars on the block and there is no doughnut shop."-- Anonymous Don’t ever be afraid to try to make things better; you might be surprised at the results. Don’t ever feel threatened by the future; take life one day at a time.

New Insights to PTSD

This is an interview that I conducted with Dr. Doug Jernigan from Your Brain is a Border Collie - It Can be Trained. Dr. J combines the statistically validated system of human behavior called DISC, the latest published brain science and his 35 years as a practicing veterinarian to create a unique brain training program. It gives insights that could move recovery from brain trauma in a new direction. When I met Dr. J three years ago, I was tapped out on resources that wouldn’t address the real issues of Living With My New Brain. Doug was the first person, during my recovery, that actually talked about my brain and provided me with words of wisdom that actually moved my recovery forward. Please see Doug’s answers to some PTSD issues that are facing our young soldiers. He served in the USAF during the Vietnam era and has been active with the Association of the U.S. Army and it’s relationships with the Kansas National Guard. Jean: Doug, I have been in touch with some of our soldiers who are returning from combat with closed brain injuries that can lead to PTSD and all of them mention horrible nightmares. Can you provide me with some scientific information that could help these soldiers? Dr. J: There is no scientific explanation for 'nightmares' that I could quote personally. It appears to be all about the 'old reptilian' part of the brain, or the low road that is trying to get a grip on the trauma that happened...and not just the physical but also the emotional/visual trauma.  Again, it appears that the underlying issue with PTSD is trauma and its impact on the brain.  Either trauma suffered or the terror that went with all that goes on in a theatre of war.  Trauma makes our brain very alert/hyper-alert and because our brain’s primary goal is our survival....the reptilian part of our brain is very good at taking over all the emotional controls in our head and holding us hostage so we can survive.  Jean: Can you explain how the PTSD brain is reacting to the trauma that people experience? Dr. J: A PTSD brain is a “Very Freaked Out” brain that can't get past what it has seen or suffered.  It is like a dog that has been beaten for no reason over and over again until it absolutely sees the world as a dangerous place.... forever… unless there is some kind of behavioural modification intervention.  The nightmares are probably emanating from that reptilian part of the brain reminding the rest of the person that the world is a very dangerous place.  Similarly, as it takes a lot of time, positive rewards and patience to retrain that abused dog to trust others again, the human with PTSD needs to 'retrain' their brain (along with all other appropriate therapies) that the reaction the brain is having is normal but no longer valid outside of the warzone.  Jean: If you were talking to one of our young soldiers, what would you say to them that might make a difference during their recovery? Dr. J: If I were to talk to a soldier, I would ask them, whenever they feel “those feelings” coming on….to say to themselves “out loud”:  "Hey, brain, my world is safe now, I am safe, I am happy, these feelings just confirm that I am still alive and I don't need  these warnings anymore."  It's a variation of teaching a dog to come, sit, heel and stay when they are under stressful circumstances. This would be looked upon by the most human professionals as 'junk information' but it works if they persist at it.  They first have to understand that this isn't about ‘them’; it is about their brain protecting them (ensuring their survival) carried to an extreme.  Jean: Do you believe that if our young soldiers “work” at training their brains the way they have embarked on every other military training mission they could see positive results? Dr. J: Yes, as soldiers they have already experienced firsthand extensive military training. During some of that training, at the time it was occurring, they weren’t sure they could finish it, but they did. Perhaps, if they apply that same attitude about their military training to their brain recovery and realize that scientific research has proven that the “brain is plastic” they could move forward on a new recovery path. I am not a counselor or therapist. I am a veterinarian that has worked in behaviour for decades… with dogs. The behavioural training techniques used in helping dogs recover from trauma can help humans recover. What we have just discussed is an additional way of looking at recovery from PTSD. Please visit Dr. J’s website Jean Oostrom lives in Springwater Township has lived with a brain injury since 1997 and has created a website www.newbrainliving where people with brain injuries and their caregivers can find answers. Twitter: @newbrainliving Facebook: New Brain Living Email: jean@ Don’t ever feel guilty about the past; what’s done is done. Don’t ever forget that you can achieve so many of the things you can imagine. It’s not as hard as it seems. Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.

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Career Development Story My name is Joanne Stuart and I am a resident of Tiny Township and an independent Career Development Practitioner. For over 15 years my career has been dedicated to helping others get through job loss and develop the skills necessary to find and keep work. I respect that this is often a difficult and challenging process and almost always the help of professionals makes a difference. I have taught resume and interview classes, small business development courses, acted as a job developer and introduced job seekers to employers. I have provided assessments and counselled clients on how to recognize what talents and interests are hidden within them. People are often surprised to find out they have more choices than they realize. The biggest challenge that most people face is not doing the job itself, but finding it and getting the opportunity to demonstrate they are worthy of it. We naturally turn to friends and family for help when we lose work.  Not always to career professionals. This was a finding by the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling’s  (CERIC ) in a recent survey. As a result they created a national competition called the National Career Challenge to Promote Career Development. My submission, "The Great Canadian Job Challenge" was chosen as a top ten finalist from entries across Canada. The top three entries that receive the most votes by the end of the on line voting period of November 29th will win. Joanne is the only entrant from this area and  an independent consultant.  She hopes that if the residents of Simcoe County support her, she might have a chance competing with others who live in large urban centres and work at colleges and universities with built in networks that far surpass hers.    When it comes to job loss, community support can really make a difference.  Lets make a difference for Joanne in this competition.   To vote for Joanne, 1. Go to 2. Register then Log In 3. Find the top ten finalists and Joanne”s entry  “The Great Canadian Job Challenge” 4. Click on the title 5. Hit the “Like” button   three times ( your maximum ) and it will register your votes. If Joanne wins she will be sharing the prize with 3 of her sisters who helped her develop the idea.


GUELPH, ON (November 7, 2013) – Grain Farmers of Ontario acknowledges the Government of Canada for its $12.5 million contribution to the National Wheat Improvement Program through the Growing Forward 2 (GF2) AgriInnovation Program. The National Wheat Improvement Program is a five year (2013-2018) industry and AAFC collaboration. In total, the program is a $25.2 million investment to improve wheat varieties for Canadian producers. It is led by the Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) in collaboration with the Canadian Field Crop Research Alliance (CFCRA), the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). “Grain Farmers of Ontario is grateful for the Federal Government’s support of the Wheat Cluster. We are excited to be involved in this truly national wheat breeding program.” says Henry Van Ankum, Chair of Grain Farmers of Ontario, which is a founding member of the CFCRA. “Combined, CFCRA members are contributing more than $1.7 million toward the activities of the Cluster.” The goal of this research is to create wheat lines that provide higher yields, have enhanced quality characteristics desired by end users, and have improved disease and pest resistance, with a particular emphasis on Fusarium resistance. “Fusarium was a major concern for Ontario wheat producers this year due to the wet weather we experienced,” says Van Ankum. “Research into Fusarium resistance will help ensure we maintain the quality of our crop.” Five research projects in Ontario will receive funding through this program. Grain Farmers of Ontario Grain Farmers of Ontario is the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 corn, soybean and wheat farmers. The crops they grow cover 5 million acres of farm land across the province, generate over $2.5 billion in farm gate receipts, result in over $9 billion in economic output and are responsible for over 40,000 jobs in the province. Irving Berlin wrote the song "God Bless America" in 1918, but it was another 20 years before he changed the lyrics and turned it into the version we know. It debuted as part of an Armistice Day radio special on November 10th, the day before Veteran's Day and was performed by a lady named Kate Smith. All the proceeds went to the Boy and Girls Scouts of America.

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October 2013 MLSR Residential Stats Home sales rise in October Residential sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® came in above year-ago levels in October 2013. Home sales numbered 263 units in October, rising five per cent from the same month last year. The Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® comprises two distinctive markets. Home sales in the Georgian Triangle region which includes Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, Clearview Township, The Blue Mountains, Municipality of Meaford and Grey Highlands rose six per cent on a year“It’s time to overseed your over-year basis to 197 units. This was the best pasture and paddock... October on record for sales in this region. Home sales in the Southern Georgian Bay and lawn, too!’ area encompassing the Towns of Midland and Penetanguishene, the surrounding We also carry Fencing communities of Elmvale, Port McNicoll, Supplies, Salt, Minerals, Victoria Harbour, Coldwater, Port Severn, INTERAC Twine, Lawn & Pasture Seed Honey Harbour and Tiny, Tay, Springwater, Oro-Medonte, Severn and Georgian Bay compared to the same month in 2013. The total value of all Townships totaled 66 units, an increase of three per cent properties sold in October 2013 was $83.7 million, down from last October. six per cent from last October. “Resale housing demand remained very strong overall in Encompassing several communities along the shores October, with sales coming in just one sale shy of the allof southern Georgian Bay, approximately 1½ to 2 hours time October record set in 2007,” said Wayne Cornfield, from the Greater Toronto Area, the area is one of Canada’s President of the Southern Georgian Bay Association of premier four season recreational playgrounds. REALTORS®. “Regional differences continue to play out, The Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® with most of the strength coming from the much larger represents close to 500 REALTORS® registered with Georgian Triangle region, where sales are on track to set a its member offices. The geographical area served by new annual record in 2013.” the Association includes the Towns of Midland and A total of 2,380 homes have traded hands so far this year. Penetanguishene, the surrounding communities of This is running two per cent ahead of the same period last Elmvale, Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Coldwater, Port year and marks the best level since 2007. Severn, Honey Harbour and Tiny, Tay, Springwater, OroYear-to-date home sales activity in the Georgian Triangle Medonte, Severn and Georgian Bay Townships, Wasaga region totaled 1,639 units in the first 10 months of the year. Beach, Collingwood, Clearview Township, The Blue This stands seven per cent above the same period from Mountains, Municipality of Meaford and Grey Highlands. 2012 and will most likely set a new annual record. Year-toProvided by: date home sales in the Southern Georgian Bay area totaled Wayne Cornfield, President 741 units, down eight per cent from the same period last Southern Georgian Bay Association of year. REALTORS® New residential listings numbered 515 units in October 2013, down four per cent from a year earlier. REALTOR® is a trademark that identifies real estate There were 2,205 active residential listings on the professionals who are members of The Canadian Association’s MLS® System at the end of October 2013, Real Estate Association (CREA) and, as such, subscribe down seven per cent from year-ago levels. to a high standard of professional service and to a strict There were 8.4 months of inventory at the end of October, Code of Ethics. down from 9.5 months at the end of October 2012 and on par with the long-run average for this time of year. In 1918, a woman in Georgia named Moina Belle Michael The value of all residential transactions in October was read a John McCrae poem called "In Flanders Fields" $75.5 million, edging up one per cent from a year earlier. and it inspired her to wear red poppies as a way of This was a record for the month of October. remembering the veterans. The poem includes the line, Sales of all types of properties numbered 296 units "In Flanders fields the poppies blow / Between the crosses in October, edging up just seven tenths of one per cent row on row."

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Peewee Rep Unbeaten in Four

Article and Photos by Jamie Dietrich

Upgrading flower bed at Heritage Park

in the last four. In the past two weeks, they tied Midland and Penetang, and beat Wasaga and Oro. The retaining wall around the front flowerbed at Heritage On November 6, the Coyotes hosted the Midland Park - Elmvale needed major repairs. A decision was made Centennials for their first meeting of the year. Midland to replace it with materials that matched the pavilion walls scored first, but goalie Adam McDowell and the defence and the gate to the trail. Because of the generosity of those core made it possible for the forwards to even the score. who contribute to the “passing-of-the-hat”, and the The game ended in a 1-1 tie. support of our regular sponsors (Lions, Legion, Maple On November 8, the Coyotes were eager to settle the Syrup Festival and Masons), for the summer concerts, the score with the Wasaga Stars. Earlier in the season, the Park Board had money on hand to complete the job. The Coyotes and Stars each won a game , but at the Huntsville work was carried out by Lees Landscaping. Jeff Lee of tournament, the Coyotes were victorious in a close match. Midhurst has helped with the beautification of the park, After a slow first period start, the Coyotes fell behind by sometimes contributing his labor and that of his men for one. They came alive in the second with two goals from trail grooming or tree planting. G. Allen two different lines. In the third, the Coyotes widened the gap with a power play goal. The Stars came close with a last minute 6 on 4 goal of their own. Keeper William McDowell wasn't about to let a win slip away and the game ended 3-2 for the Coyotes. These two teams won't Defensive team Ben Dietrich (6) and Blake Columbus (7) meet again until playoffs. help Goaltender, Adam McIntaggart (1) clear the crease in a Two days later, the Coyotes travelled to Oro for their 3-1 win over Oro. The Gary Edgecombe CA Peewee Rep Coyotes are first meeting with the Thunder. The Coyotes built a lead seven games into their regular season and are undefeated slowly with one goal each period. Unfortunately, an actual last second of the game Thunder goal spoiled what could have been a shut out. The Coyotes went home happy with a 3-1 win. Community Policing Committee One week later, on November 17, the Springwater Township is very fortunate to have a wide variety of community organizations and volunteer opportunities for its Coyotes welcomed the Penetang Flames for inhabitants to get involved in and make a positive contribution. One their first regular season meeting. These two of these committees is our Community Policing Committee. This teams met three times in pre-season play, committee meets monthly to discuss community events, public safety and all three games went to the Flames. The and how to promote awareness ensuring our communities continues Coyotes have come a long way since their Lees Landscaping upgrades the flower bed retaining wall to grow as a safe and positive place to call home. This committee last meeting and were ready to prove it when at Heritage Park - Elmvale continues to undertake initiatives and projects to build partnerships it counted most. First period saw both teams with local businesses, surrounding communities and the Huronia West shut down by the defence. Halfway through OPP, who provide the committee with a liaison Officer to assist with the second period, the Coyotes scored in a goal crease scrum. With two minutes left in community involvement projects. One of such collaborated initiatives took place last June at Hillsdale the game, the Flames tied things up. The game Elementary School where the focus was on Bike Safety and awareness. ended in a 1-1 tie. The Coyotes head to Port Colborne for a The goal of the initiative was to inspire the students to ask themselves what they knew about Bike Safety, the Rules of the Road for cyclists, tournament November 23 and 24. They return and how conscious they were about their safety gear, helmets and to Elmvale for two home games: Saturday, Your year round source for locally produced, November 30, versus the Owen Sound Attack, bikes. Below is a brief recount of the details of the project; organic and traditionally raised foods. and Sunday, December 1, against the Stayner Hillsdale Elementary School gets ready for the Bike Season As the warmer weather arrives and the summer months creep ever Cyclones. Check for closer, the students of Hillsdale Elementary School like many others game times and photo highlights from the 3088 Horseshoe Valley Road (between Hwy 27 & 400) across Springwater Township, have taken to their local streets and whole season. trails on their shiny bicycles and scooters. With this knowledge at Letter To The Editor: I'm saying no to Internet Censorship hand the Springwater Community Policing Committee saw this as a great opportunity to team up with the Huronia West OPP and provide I am very concerned about the Trans Pacific audio, or other accessible formats. I believe that the a helpful reminder about bicycle safety, proper helmet use, as well as Partnership (TPP), which is currently being negotiated Internet should be open and accessible to everyone. In addition, the TPP’s proposal to force ISPs to install proper signaling and road safety tips to help promote safe adventures without public input. Already over 120,000 have signed the Say No to costly and invasive surveillance equipment into their on the roads. Internet Censorship petition. I encourage everyone to networks gravely worries me. learn more about TPP Internet Censorship before it's These added costs would drive up everyone’s too late at Internet bills and could force smaller independent Experts have pointed out that under the TPP, “kids Internet providers out of business. I believe that could be sent to jail for downloading” and whole Internet access is a right and should be kept open and families could be kicked off the Internet. It would affordable for everyone. force Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to become The TPP is another US-backed deal that will Internet police and monitor my Internet use, censor undermine Canada’s national rules. When our website content, and remove entire websites from my rules were finalized in 2011, they were considered view. a victory for both creators and citizens -- but the It would also hinder our ability to access information TPP could reverse the progress made by our elected and criminalize our everday use of the Internet. As a decision-makers. The TPP includes many USconcerned citizen, I am speaking out for a free and backed provisions that would benefit outdated media open Internet. conglomerates at the expense of our own wellThe TPP would limit accessibility for disabled balanced copyright laws. people. Visually impaired or deaf would be I encourage each and every Canadian to learn more criminalized for circumventing digital locks on any about the TPP at digital materials they have purchased. This means Editor: From sources too many to name here. they would be unable to convert them to braille,

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On Tuesday June 12, 2013 SCPC member Paul Stephens and OPP Constable Mark Kinney arrived at Hillsdale Elementary School to a very excited group of students. Principal Gita Wassmer and her staff were very pleased to see such enthusiastic participation by their students for this cause as well. Constable Kinney and Mr. Stephens visited each classroom and taught the students the “2-4-1 salute “ to properly fit their bike helmet, provided a reminder about road safety, Let take and how to properly signal and communicate with others on the road. Let take As well, during the two outdoor play times Constable Kinney and Mr. . Let care of take Stephens met with the students at the school bike racks and inspected Let care of take . care of your dental . over 50 helmets and 20 bicycles. Whatever care of . In conjunction with the visit of Mr. Stephens and Constable Whatever your help dental needs, we’ll you Kinney the students were challenged to create posters that displayed Whatever your dental needs, we’ll you Whatever your help dental Bike Safety reminders and promote safety on the roads. Following needs, we’ll help you the collection of the posters three students’ entries were selected to needs, we’ll help you be awarded with a new donated bicycle helmet for their creative display of Bike Safety Awareness. The award winners were: Grade 6 Student Haleigh Woodward , Grade 1 Student Dylan Draper and Sr. Kindergarten Student Emery Stephens. A big congratulations and thank you to all those who submitted posters and brought their bikes, scooters and helmets to school for inspection.With such a successful Evening appointments appointments •• Nitrous Evening Nitrous oxide oxide for for anxious anxious patients patients ••Insurance Insuranceclaim claimsubmission submission outcome from this intiative the Policing Committee and Huronia West Evening appointments • Nitrous oxide for anxious patients • Insurance claim submission • • Evening appointments Nitrous oxide for anxious patients Insurance claim submission OPP are looking to expand the project this Spring to encompass as • Nitrous oxide for anxious patients • Insurance claim submission 705-721-1522 many schools in theSpringwater Region as possible. Please stay tuned Evening appointments Dr. Amanda Najwa Shasha Dr. Braude, Amanda Dr. Braude and 705-721-1522 to local media sources for more details and updates about this and other and Palka Shrama welcome Dr. Amanda Braude and Dr. Dr. Najwa Shasha welcome you you. 705-721-1522 project and the Policing committee will be offering in Springwater Dr. Shasha Amanda Braude and 30 Spence Avenue, Midhurst, ON 705-721-1522 Dr. Najwa welcome you Dr. Amanda Braude and Township. 30 Spence Avenue, Midhurst, ON Dr. Najwa Shasha welcome you

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A Smile from Year to Year Elmvale Food Bank receives $3,012.00 from Tim Hortons Smile Cookie fundraiser

In the picture left to right: - Jim Lapcevich (Tims Owner), John Potts, Nora Knuff, Mike Stone (Lynn-Stone Funeral Homes), Jennifer Cote (Tims Owner) ELMVALE, ON – It’s the sweet treat that keeps on giving! There were plenty of smiles to go around in Elmvale this past September, as the annual Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign raised $3,012 for the Elmvale Food Bank. “This year’s campaign was a major success yet again, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the generosity of so many loyal guests,” said James Lapcevich, Tim Hortons Restaurant owner. “The Smile Cookie campaign is always special to our community because proceeds go directly to Elmvale Food Bank. So not only does the money raised go to a good cause-- it stays within our local Elmvale community. We couldn’t be happier!” Nationally, Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners support more than 345 local charities through the annual Smile Cookie Fundraiser. In 2012, the campaign raised over $4.2 Million to benefit communities where Tim Hortons operates.

ABOUT TIM HORTONS INC. Tim Hortons is one of the largest publiclytraded restaurant chains in North America based on market capitalization, and the largest in Canada. Operating in the quick service segment of the restaurant industry, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, espresso-based hot and cold specialty drinks (including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso shots), specialty teas and fruit smoothies, fresh baked goods including our trademark donuts, grilled Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, soups, prepared foods and other food products. As of June 30th, 2013, Tim Hortons had 4,304 systemwide restaurants, including 3,468 in Canada, 807 in the United States and 29 in the Gulf Cooperation Council. More information about the Company is available at Follow Tim Hortons on Twitter: timhortons.

The U.S. company behind a GPS "bullet" that can track the location of a crime suspect's car says it hopes to bring the technology to Britain. The bullet is designed to make highspeed chases safer by allowing authorities to track suspects without risk to life. Fired from a police car, the bullet sticks to the suspect vehicle, broadcasting a signal that allows pursuing police to back off while pinpointing the vehicle's speed and location in near real time. The system -is already in use in Iowa, Florida, Arizona and Colorado. The StarChase system costs $5,000 to install in a police vehicle and each bullet costs $500.

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Blind Mary at Good Vibes Coffee House in support of the Sistema Huronia inspired music program

Good Vibes for Sistema Music Program Blind Mary from Left to Right: Don Farquhar fiddle, mandolin; Jim Hanmore concertina;  John Fiddes - guitar, harmonica, vocals; Brent Robitaile guitar, mandolin, vocals; and Steve Paskin - Bass. Front: Lu LaFrance - Sistema Huronia Board Member  If you were driving by the Mt. St. Louis parish hall last Saturday night and saw all the cars in the parking lot, you probably said, “Oh, I guess it’s another parish dinner”. You would have been dead wrong. It wasn’t food that was being served; it was the toe-tapping and sweet sounds of “Blind Mary”, a local Celtic band, who play Celtic tunes and more. They were giving a benefit concert on behalf of Sistema Huronia. The concert hosted by the Good Vibes Coffee House was sold out and everyone there was having a great time.  By the end of the evening, over twelve hundred dollars had been raised for the  local Sistema project. Sistema is an after-school music program that promotes personal growth through music. It uses the classical music ensemble experience to achieve positive social change for youth at-risk. The El Sistema (The System) model from Venezuela exploded on the orchestra scene only a few years ago. However, the model developed by Jose Abreu more than 30 years ago in poverty stricken neighbourhoods in Caracas, has already shown tremendous success in the USA, Canada and internationally.Starting in September of 2014, Midland will have it’s own branch of the Sistema program. For more information go to www. 

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Springwater News • November 21, 2013 Edition 404 • E-mail: •

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The campaign runs from November 23 to January 2, 2014. According to the OPP, the public can expect to see as many OPP Festive R.I.D.E. stops as ever during this year’s campaign, in order to deal with the relatively small number of drivers who choose to get an impaired driving charge over the simpler and less costly solution of not getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. Unfortunately, the irresponsible behaviour of one driver can negatively affect the lives of many. Our most recent national statistics tell us that there were 90,277 impaired driving incidents in Canada in 2011 and the OPP is proud to say that Ontario had one of the lowest impaired driving rates among all of the provinces that year. We attribute this to a combination of targeted police It is Fall. If you need the yard enforcement and education efforts by all safety partners, combined with the motoring public’s generally favourable raked, the leaves taken away compliance with impaired driving laws, their awareness of the risks and their willingness to be a part of the solution. The OPP is also reminding drivers that there is no safe amount of alcohol consumption when driving. This is evident every year in the number of Warn Range Suspensions the OPP issues to drivers whose Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) falls within the 0.05 to SEAT BELT INITIATIVE SUCCESSFUL 0.08 range. Over the last two Festive R.I.D.E. campaigns On Wednesday, October 9th, 2013, between 7:00 a.m. and (2011 and 2012), OPP officers issued a total of 1,208 Warn 8:15 a.m., members of the Clearview Community Policing Range Suspensions over and above the 1,375 impaired Committee assisted by the Huronia West OPP stopped driving charges they laid throughout the province. Those both students and staff members at Stayner Collegiate who are issued a Warn Range Suspension immediately Institute (S.C.I.) as they arrived to school in their motor lose their licence at the roadside and are not allowed to vehicles. Each vehicle was stopped and the driver given an drive from that point on for a minimum of three days. information sheet on the importance of wearing a properly The OPP is asking the public to join in on the conversation fitted seat belt. For the next two weeks members of the on Facebook during the campaign. Share your thoughts, Huronia West OPP monitored seat belt use in the area of stories and personal experiences with impaired drivers/ SCI and enforced any violations seen. driving, as well as any positive stories about people you On Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013, again between 7:00 encounter over the holidays whose actions and decisions a.m. and 8:15 a.m., members of the Clearview Community about drinking and driving contribute to a safe holiday Policing Committee assisted by the Huronia West OPP season on our roads. stopped both students and staff members at S.C.I. as MISSING ORO-MEDONTE MALE they arrived to school in their motor vehicles. This time Officers are requesting assistance locating Joe AMOS, we saw a 50% increase in seat belt use by students and 39 years of Oro-Medonte Twp. He was last observed in staff compared to October 9th, proving that education and Oro-Medonte Twp, Ontario on the evening of Nov 6. enforcement causes positive changes in behaviour. He is described as being a white male, 5'7" tall, and IMPAIRED DRIVERS 150lbs, brown hair shaved bald, thin build wearing glasses. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is taking the rare Joe’s disappearance is out of character for him and step of thanking Ontario drivers ahead of their 2013 family is concerned for his well being. If anyone has seen Festive R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) him or knows of his whereabouts, please contact the OPP campaign for not driving impaired over the at 1-888-310-1122. holidays and for helping them get impaired 32 YEAR OLD WOMAN RACING If you want to drink, drivers off our roads. On November 12th, 2013 the officer that’s your business. The reason for the early thank you is was patrolling Highway 11 within If you want to stop, because the OPP knows that the vast majority Oro-Medonte Township and observed that’s ours. of drivers do understand that enforcement a vehicle traveling in excess of the is only part of the solution and that driving posted 90km/h speed limit. The officer sober is the single most important factor stopped the vehicle which was being in ending the numerous impaired driving operated at 150km/h. related deaths that occur on Ontario roads Rachel TENENBEIN, 32 years, of Orillia 325-6385 every year. The OPP considers these Toronto, was charged with racing a Midland 526-3305 drivers to be among their most dedicated motor vehicle contrary to section 172(1) road safety partners because they share the Bracebridge ~ of the Highway Traffic Act. She is responsibility of saving lives on our roads scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court 705-646-2491 through responsible driving behaviour. of Justice located in Barrie on January


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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 One issue that continues to be investigated is what factors are associated with an individual going beyond initial substance use to substance abuse and then what is associated with chronic substance abuse or use. Fortunately, the majority of initial substance use does not lead to chronic substance abuse with its profound consequences. The factors that predispose a person to initial substance use are somewhat distinct from those that predispose an individual to chronic substance abuse. In general, initial substance use and infrequent substance involvement, which neither escalate nor have major negative consequences, are a function of social and peer factors, while chronic substance abuse appears to be more related to biological and psychological processes. Although biological and genetic factors play an important role in substance use and abuse, it is also clear that these factors interact in complicated ways with psychological, social, and environmental factors to ultimately determine avoidance of substance use or abuse. Prevention researchers are attempting to integrate these scientific findings to better understand the processes associated with substance abuse and to develop cost-effective interventions to prevent substance abuse. Substance abuse has many causes and involves a complex interaction of risk factors. These risk factors can be categorized in several ways. Lets start with, Individual and interpersonal risk factors: low self-esteem, genetic susceptibility, sensation seeking, aggressiveness, conduct problems, shyness, rebelliousness, alienation, academic failure, low commitment to school, and so on. Peer group factors: associating with individuals who use illegal substances, rejection in elementary grades, friendship with other rejected children, bonding with

peers who abuse substances and engage in other delinquent activities; peer pressure to use substances, and association with peers who abuse substances. Associating with substance-abusing peers is the final determinant of substance abuse among many youth. Resistance to peer pressure can be increased through involvement in peer resistance training programs. Family risk factors: addicted parents; perceived parent permissiveness toward substance use; lack of or inconsistent parental discipline; negative communication patterns; conflict; low bonding; stress and dysfunction caused by death, divorce, incarceration of parents, or low income; lack of extended family or support systems; emotionally disturbed parents; parenting problems; lack of skills to cope with family problems; parental rejection (for example, the unwanted child); lack of adult supervision; lack of family ritual (such as holiday family gatherings); poor family management and communication; physical and/or sexual abuse; and parental or sibling substance abuse. Strengthening families can reduce the negative effects of family environmental influences on youth for substance use and abuse. Prevention strategies can include conducting parenting programs, providing family support, and providing family skills training. Family therapy has been found to reduce the effects of substance use and abuse risk factors including delinquency, misconduct, and depression. I will continue with Risk Factors Surrounding Youth I will continue with part fifteen in my next column. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please write me or email at We are now offering home visit for one to one counselling. For more information, or to book an appointment please call (705) 533-1579.

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705-322-1932 • 705 322 5587 3rdth, 2014. As a result of the charge, TENENBEIN had her motor vehicle impounded for 7 days and her driver’s license was suspended for 7 days. THEFT FROM POOL COMPANY Sometime between Wednesday November 6th and Thursday November 7th 2013, unknown person or persons attended a Pool Company located on Penetanguishene Road in Oro-Medonte Twp. The following heavy equipment machinery were stolen: 1. A 2013 yellow John Deere skid steer, Model 323D with “Blue Diamond Pools” valued $84,832 2. A 2008 Yellow John Deere excavator, with “Blue Diamond Pools” writing, Model 50D, valued $89,832. Police are asking anyone with information to contact Barrie OPP at (705) 726-6484 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477 (TIPS). You can submit information online at Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000. OPP ASSIST JRCC SEARCHING FOR POSSIBLE DOWNED PLANE IN TINY TOWNSHIP The missing pilot has been identified as Wilfred Oscar BURNSIDE 64 years of Owen Sound. He was last known to be the pilot and lone occupant of a white with red trim 1968 Cessna 182 bearing registration CFIMQ which left Cornwall Airport at 5:00PM and failed to arrive at Owen Sound Airport for 7:55PM November 7, 2013. The land search has narrowed down to an area of Tiny Township shoreline between the 4th and 8th Concessions where officers have recovered small pieces of debris that are consistent to that belonging to an small aircraft. EIGHT-YEAR INTER-PROVINCIAL IDENTITY CRIME Dozens of Charges Laid (AURORA ON) – A Midland man is facing numerous criminal charges following an extensive Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Highway Safety Division (HSD) investigation into the 2005 identity theft of a Toronto man. On January 27, 2012, an Aurora OPP Detachment officer stopped a tow truck for having no taillights on Highway 400 northbound at Major MacKenzie Drive in York Region. That traffic stop triggered a 20-month investigation into an identity theft that occurred in 2005.  Ultimately over the years, that stolen identity was used inter-provincially by the accused to commit a number of crimes including Personation with Intent, Utter Forged Document, Possession of Stolen Property, Breach of Recognizance, Fraud Under $5000, Possession of Stolen Property, and  Identity Theft  between Alberta and Ontario. The OPP received assistance from the Calgary Police Service, the Toronto Police Service, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) and the Alberta Ministry of Transportation. At a news conference today, Chief Superintendent Don Bell -- Commander of HSD -- revealed details of the investigation and the victim of this identity theft, Mr. Brian Perrault. Mr. Perrault spoke about the effects that the ‘eight-year nightmare’ has had on his life, including the financial losses and other challenges faced while trying to regain control of his identity and personal information. As a result of the investigation, the OPP has charged Robert Shawn MAITLAND, aged 47 years, of Midland ON with 57 criminal charges (list attached) relating to fraud, impersonation, possession of stolen property, identity theft, breach of recognizance,  The accused remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on November 14, 2013. The OPP believes that the accused may have been using other aliases and is asking the public to contact the Aurora OPP Detachment at 905-841-5777 if they have any information about this investigation or if they know the accused by any other name.

Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is. -Margaret Mitchell, novelist (1900-1949)

Springwater News • November 21, 2013 Edition 404 • Phone 705 322 2249 Cell: 705 321 (BOLD) 2653

Wyevale's Best Kept Secret.... that's what we are told.

Some of you may remember this as, "The Mill", built in the early 1970's by the Hunt Family. This beautiful Cedar pan abode structure is still operating as an Outdoor Education Centre, under the name, Wildfire Lodge, at 69 Concession 4 East, Tiny. The property that the lodge sits on is rich in history. Wyevale's first grist mill was here on the Wye River. It was started in 1906 by Edward Grigg. In 1912 the first building was washed out, along with the dam. In the same year, a new building on the opposite side of the road was constructed, and the dam was built under the bridged road. In 1913 Edward Grigg drowned, and Leslie Spring took over operation with his sons Victor and Homer. In 1914, William Withall began working at the mill, and eventually took over in 1941. Throughout the years, this mill was very busy with farmers from all over Tiny and Flos needing to get their grain ground into feed for their livestock. This is a privately owned facility that caters primarily to school groups, and other recreational clubs and groups on weekends. You can rent our facility for your family reunion or function as well. Please note we are an alcohol free facility. Wildfire Lodge has some of the most diverse programs to offer school aged children in the area. Wilderness Survival, Orienteering, GPS, Archery, Native Programming and so much more. In Spring of 2014 we are also planning on introducing programs on Sustainable Gardening, and how Community Gardens are a big part of today's society. Looking for arts based programming, we've got that too. Lisa Harpell, a

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New Location Ensures Member Satisfaction

November 6th 2013, Sudbury – Desjardins Voyageurs Credit Union officially opened the new Midland branch Tuesday, November 5th, in presence of employees, media and members of the community. Located at 9293, Hwy 93, the new branch in Midland is bigger, more spacious and is better suited to meet member’s needs. “We decided to relocate from Lafontaine and Perkinsfield for many reason. We also wanted to increase our visibility and give better access to financial services to members in this region”, explains Colette Hewitt, Midland Branch Manager.   In order to offer financial services that are more accessible to the community of Lafontaine, the credit union has opened a counter at Marc’s Hardware, where members can make their daily transactions” adds Miss Hewitt. In the spirit of cooperation and to support the development of its communities, the credit union awarded over $6,000 in donations to local schools and organizations during the ceremony. “Desjardins is more than a bank, it’s also strong and dynamic financial institution with deep roots in the community” said, Roger Robitaille, member of the Board of Directors of Desjardins Voyageurs Credit Union. The new Midland branch has bilingual personnel that provide complete and diversified financial expertise. They offer a wide variety of financial products and services, such as financial planning, wealth management, investment products and financing options such as personal loans and mortgages. There are also specialists who are able to meet all your corporate financial needs. There is also an ATM on site.   More information on Desjardins Voyageurs Credit Union Desjardins Voyageurs Credit Union is a financial cooperative with ten branches in Ontario with over 17 000 members. Its mission is to offer a complete range of products and services to meet the diverse needs of its members and clients, optimize its financial results for the benefit of its members, develop consistent strategies to promote education and economic, social and cultural development in its communities, encourage cooperation and intercooperation. Desjardins Group was named 4th safest financial institution in North America and 23rdworldwide, is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and is the largest financial cooperative group in Canada.

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Rosie’s Devotions Temptations And Choices

Soft music was playing in the background as I was writing in my journal. It had been a while since my last entry. Again, my writing had been put on the back burner, and I found myself wanting to get back into writing and meditation again. I know that routine, consistency, and endurance are the keys to success, but I always seem to become deterred from the two things that I cherish the most. Something always seems to come up, and writing and meditation are neglected again. As I was putting my thoughts down on paper, I thought about my ongoing battle with weight and came to the realization that I do have choices in all that I do or not do, and say or not say. I can't blame anyone for my wrong decisions, and that includes writing and meditation. As I thought about myself not being consistent, I became upset because of my decision to do something else rather than writing or spending time reading my Bible or watching my intake of sweets or going for a daily walk, and I started praying for God's help. It was the Holy Spirit who spoke to my heart. The words that I heard cut like a knife, but deep down inside, I knew that they were truth: Romans 6:16-Don't you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living. (NLT) And at the same time, a promise: 1 Corinthians 10:13-The temptations in your live are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. he will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure. (NLT) Prayer: Thank you, God, for continuing to reveal Your truths to us! Grant us the strength and the courage to be consistent and to confront anything that deters us from knowing Your love. Transform our hearts, and resurrect us from wrong choices and temptations. Amen. Rosemary Hagedorn, Penetanguishene, Ontario,

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North Gower area citizens tell Ottawa City Hall: NO to wind power project

OTTAWA: A community group concerned about the health and property value impacts of a proposed wind power project in the North Gower-Richmond area of Ottawa delivered petitions with more than 1,100 signatures to Ottawa City Hall today. The petition tells Ottawa Council that the community wishes to be declared “Not A Willing Host” to the 20-megawatt wind project, which would be near 1,000 area homes, if approved. The group also sponsored an online poll for all Ottawa; 94.56 % of respondents said “no” to a wind power project in the area. “The wind power lobby keeps saying resistance to wind power projects is a ‘small but loud’ group,” said Ottawa Wind Concerns chair Jane Wilson. “Our experience is that the majority of people in this area—the people who would actually have to live with a wind power plant—don’t support it. Yes to green energy, we’re saying, but no to huge power projects this close to homes and our school.” The group cited the fact that Ontario is now paying wind power producers not to add power to the Ontario grid due to an oversupply and because wind power is produced at night when power demand is low, and the fact that Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli said last month he would not force power projects on unwilling communities, as reasons for their petition. Concerns about health effects from the environmental noise and vibration produced by the wind power generators, and lost property values were also key concerns. "Ontario has already shut down the coal plants, and we don't need more power generation," Wilson said. "Why force a huge expensive power project on yet another community?" The Germany-based wind power developer Prowind told Ottawa Wind Concerns last week it is waiting for the new provincial application process to be announced and will reapply on reviewing requirements. Seventy-three Ontario communities have passed a motion at Council declaring themselves Not A Willing Host to large-scale wind power projects. Note Tiny Township is among  those municipalities that declared themselves Not A Willing Host to largescale wind power projects.

Simcoe County pushes to get 20,000 ‘bonus’ population provision in place Why Springwater doesn't need any share of it for Midhurst

By Kate Harries and David Strachan AWARE News Network November 8 2013 As the county’s amended Official Plan inches its way through the Ontario Municipal Board process, Simcoe County’s lawyers have their eye on one important prize. The county has to have a policy in place in its Official Plan by Jan 19 2017 on how it will allocate 20,000 extra people, an OMB panel was told last week. Otherwise the provision allowing this exception to Places to Grow legislation will expire. “We’ve been given a five-year window to utilize the 20,000 bonus population,” county lawyer Roger Beaman explained at a pre-hearing held Thursday at the county administration centre in Midhurst. The 20,000 ‘bonus’ on top of maximum population allocations already set for each municipality was part of then infrastructure minister Bob Chiarelli’s Amendment 1 to Places to Grow, enacted January 19 2012. The bonus applies only in Simcoe County. Places to Grow governs all of the Greater Golden Horseshoe. There’s been much speculation on which municipalities will inflict this growth on their communities – but Springwater, where Midhurst is the most controversial exception to Places to Grow’s intent of curbing sprawl and green-field development, is not one of them. We will digress from the OMB hearing for a few paragraphs to explain the sleight-of-hand that allows Springwater and the developers in Midhurst to completely disregard the government’s professed commitment to setting limits on population. This is important, because it’s an illustration of how politicians bamboozle the public. Along with Amendment 1, Chiarelli introduced Transition Regulations which contained Special Rule 5.6, detailing how a section of Amendment 1 is to be implemented. Amendment 1 had special provision for certain “transitional matters” (eg lands for which developers had plans).  Most such matters are to be guided by clause, which requires that the additional 20,000 population be divided among the development by 2017. But Clause was different. Although it makes • Canadian Well Drilling • Drilling no mention of the M-word, this clause was intended for water wells for Home, Irrigation, Farm, Midhurst. In this case, no population caps whatsoever were imposed! But a number of conditions had first to be Commercial, Municipal & Industrial. satisfied. (One of them limits the area to no more than 300 • Pump Sytems installed. • Old wells hectares, but this could increase if the MMAH withdraws decommisioning. •All work done by its appeal for to the remaining 456 hectares).  C.W.D. & backed by a guarenttee. On November 28, 2012, the province withdrew part of •Free estimates •Licenced by the MOE its appeal of the Midhurst Seconday Plan, allowing for development of 300 hectares of the total 756 hectares. The plan calls for 3,850 residential units (about 10,000 people) on the 300 hectares. Alas, in their quest to craft a document designed to direct w/Lorrie Norwood the Midhurst development to "be disposed of" in accordance with policy, lawmakers had overlooked an important / 728-9784 point.  Section (b) requires that the development "is Greetings everyone!  I hope that everyone has their on lands for urban uses as of January 19, 2012."  outside belongings tied down or I'm sure they have blown Oops! The Midhurst lands were not designated urban over or far away during the last couple days.  Don't send lands by that date, the day Chiarelli announced Amendment your small children or pets outside without weighing or 1 at the Nottawasaga Inn. strapping them down or you may have to go searching for So, back to the drawing board. On January 22, 2013, them as well.  the province brought  in Rule 5.7 which finally admitted  Parents and students of the Grade 8 class would like that Midhurst is the target and states, "For the purpose of to thank everyone in the community and surrounding area continuing and disposing of the matter in accordance with who contributed to the scrap metal and electronics drop off policy, clause (b) shall not apply." One way or at the school.  Your donations are greatly appreciated as another, everything was fixed. the money raised from this is going towards their Ottawa One can only imagine what kind of back-room trip in the Spring.  We will be having another collection in negotiations between the province, Simcoe County, April, so if you missed this drop off, save it up and we'll Springwater Township and the developers went on over gladly take it off of your hands in the springtime.  two years to create Rule 5.6 and then Rule 5.7 - just for  Minesing has been growing quickly in the new Midhurst. subdivision, as several houses have been completed this Suffice it to say that the people of Midhurst, Springwater summer and fall.  We would like to welcome these families and Simcoe County were not appraised of the deal-making. to our great community and hope they enjoy living in our Perhaps Springwater Mayor Linda Collins will share that little village.  For these new families, you can find local information with us at election time. information in on our website at Back to the OMB hearing.  To those wondering about the tree lighting at the With Springwater’s pro-sprawl agenda safely granted a Community Centre, it will be held on Saturday December back-door legislative nod, all of the 20,000 ‘bonus can be 7th from 5-8 p.m.  Swampy will be there and you can have allocated elsewhere. Beaman gave a hint that the county pictures taken with him for $5.  Face painting with Mrs. will find this “opportunity” useful in resolving some Claus.  Horse drawn wagon rides and caroling.  Donations appeals to the OMB. to the local food bank are being collected as well.  Given the deadline, Beaman asked that the amended  Friday November 29th, the Grade 8 Class at Minesing Official Plan process be split into two phases so that the is holding a movie night for public school aged children.  most urgent matters can be moved ahead. The board agreed. This is a good chance for parents to get an evening out More than 40 lawyers and municipal staff, and a handful for dinner or Christmas shopping.  The evening will begin of citizens attended the pre-hearing. at 6:30 and end at 9 p.m.  The cost is $5 per child and A full hearing date is set for June 2-6, 2014 and June this will include a movie, popcorn and a drink.  Kids are 15-20 to deal Phase 1, which will address a policy encouraged to wear their pj's and bring a cozy pillow or framework for the 20,000 bonus population; the Midlandblanket to watch the movie.  Penetanguishene boundary; and development in D4  Until next time, deck your halls with bows of holly, fa assessment areas on or near landfills or dumps. la la la la la la la la! The expectation is that if the board decides those issues, those portions of the amended Official Plan will come into Instant coffee contains 65 milligrams of caffeine per effect - and, with regard to the 20,000 bonus population, serving; coffee brewed in a percolator has 80 milligrams; will satisfy the deadline set by Amendment 1. and coffee made using the drip method has 155 There are a number of further potential issues to be milligrams.


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While hiking through our beautiful forests, or driving on our country roads or through our communities, it is a regrettable to see so many old and unsightly vehicles rusting away and contaminating our environment. It does not have to be that way though! And there is still time before the snow flies to clean up backyards, etc. of unwanted vehicles. A local trails association, Simcoe County Trails, has an innovative program to “Help Trails Grow”. This program is a vehicle recycling program, which not only has environmental merits by disposing of old vehicles in an environmentally safe manner, but also generates funding for trails in Simcoe County. Owners of old vehicles can dispose of their vehicles by donating them to the Help Trails Grow vehicle recycling program. It’s a win-win for all involved: • vehicle owners receive a free tow and a tax receipt of between $150 and $500 (depending on the value of the car) • trail initiatives will have access to much needed funding • the environment benefits from having old or abandoned vehicles removed and disposed of in an effective and environmentally sound manner • municipalities can use this program to enforce their environmental by-laws pertaining to derelict vehicles • the car recycler has access to scrap metal, and reusable parts. Any old vehicle is suitable for donation, as well as farm equipment, trucks, snowmobiles, recreational vehicles, and motorcycles, as well as municipal and corporate fleet vehicles. Recycling includes the dismantling of vehicles for parts resale and material recycling. Actually, as much as 75% of an average car’s content can be recycled or reused, or parts can be refurbished and sold for up to 50% less than new parts. In addition, reusing and recycling old vehicles saves energy, reduces the risk of contaminating the environment, and creates jobs. To donate a vehicle, phone (705) 728-4110 and identify yourself as a Simcoe County Trails vehicle donor. Arrangements will then be made to pick up the vehicle at no cost to the vehicle owner. The car recycler will then contribute between $150 and $500 per vehicle to Simcoe County Trails, who will issue a tax receipt to the donor of the vehicle. Simcoe County Trails keeps 50% of the proceeds for its own programs, such a trail mapping and promotion, and providing assistance with trail building projects. The other 50% of the proceeds will be donated to a local trail initiative in the municipality where the vehicle was picked up. Most municipal councils in Simcoe County have endorsed the program and are supporting it through their by-law enforcement officers, or are promoting the program in their newsletter, website, or by disseminating brochures. Let’s do the right thing for the environment, and leave our children with the kind of clean environment we wish to leave for them. There is still time before the snow flies, to get rid of those unsightly old vehicles. Trail initiatives in Simcoe County will benefit from it, so that we can all enjoy more and better trails as part of a healthy lifestyle!Simcoe County Trails (previously known as Huronia Trails and Greenways) is a registered not-for-profit charitable corporation (charitable number 869134759RR0001) and is specifically focused on the promotion of trails for their health, social, cultural, environmental and economic benefits, as well as the completion of a world class trails network in Simcoe County. For further information check or contact Caffeine has been scientifically proven to temporarily increase alertness, comprehension, memory, reflexes, and even the rate of learning. It also helps increase clarity of thought. The average American drinks 210 milligrams of caffeine a day. That's equal to two or three cups of coffee, depending on how strong it is. addressed in Phase 2, with an OMB hearing on those expected later in 2014. They were listed as: Highway Commercial; Aggregate policies and mapping; Appendices; Definitions; Greenlands; Natural Heritage; Transportation; Growth Management. Participants, including AWARE Simcoe members, have until early December to put forward their issues for inclusion on the list. -Email AWARE Simcoe <> to receive AWARE Simcoe news and alerts. Contact: Jonathon Shore media t 705-812-0643 AWARE Simcoe works for government transparency &  accountability, the protection of water, our environment & health

Springwater News • November 21, 2013 Edition 404 • Phone 705 322 2249 Cell: 705 321 (BOLD) 2653

Canadian Climate Change Predictions Fail by 590% Costing Global Consumers a Bundle

says Friends of Science Study A new Friends of Science study by research director Ken Gregory shows that the Canadian climate model CanESM2, used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to predict global warming, fails to replicate temperature observations by hundreds of percent – predicting extreme heat when the reality observed is only nominal warming. Calgary, Alberta Nov. 5, 2013 - Friends of Science have released a new in-depth study of the predictive climate models of the Canadian Centre for Climate Modeling and Analysis (CCCma) located at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. The CCCma is a division of Environment Canada’s Climate Research Branch. “Taxpayers in Canada should be appalled at how their money has ended up funding faulty science that has driven climate change terror around the world,” says Ken Gregory, director of Friends of Science. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) used the Canadian model to claim dangerous climate change and global warming were imminent. Friends of Science study reveals that the faulty Canadian computer models have led to climate change policies that have wasted trillions of taxpayers’ dollars on a non-existent problem. The study titled "The Canadian Climate Model's Epic Failure" is on the Friends of Website and was also published on the award-winning website "Watts Up With That?"

Gregory compared the Canadian models against observed temperatures and found the Canadian model produces one of the most extreme warming and most faulty projections of all the 30 models evaluated by the IPCC. Canadian Climate model simulations were compared to the actual temperature records of near-surface air measurements, weather balloon measurements, satellite measurements and the average trends. Six graphs in the study show the Canadian CanESM2 climate model simulations dramatically diverge from the real temperatures. “The modeled prediction of global near-surface temperature warming rate is 226% of the measurements – far too high,” says Gregory. “In the tropics, the Canadian predictions are extremely far off,” says Gregory, pointing to a predicted temperature model trend over the tropics at 7 km altitude that is 690% of the actual trend based on satellite measurements, from 1979 to today. The Canadian model near-surface tropical temperature trend is 300% of the average of the three observational trends. In much of the southern hemisphere, the near-surface modeled temperature tend is in the opposite direction from the measurements, which show cooling. “These huge errors render the projections useless,” says Gregory. “They are terrifying, but completely inaccurate. Global warming stopped 16 years ago. Models that are this far off are useless for setting public policy.” Climate alarmism has already cost global taxpayers $1.6 trillion and pushed taxpayers into ‘heat-or-eat’ poverty in the UK. Friends of Science Society wants governments to abandon using faulty climate computer models for setting public policy on climate change until they are changed to match the observations as is required by the Scientific Method. Gregory points out, "Politicians design energy policies, carbon taxes and GHG reduction strategies based on faulty science; taxpayers suffer when the Scientific Method is ignored." Friends of Science state that the sun is the main driver of climate change, not carbon dioxide or human activity. Join Friends of Science as a member or Facebook friend online. About Friends of Science - Friends of Science have spent a decade reviewing a broad spectrum of literature on climate change and have concluded the sun is the main driver of climate change, not carbon dioxide (CO2). The core group of the Friends of Science is made up of retired earth and atmospheric scientists. Contact: Friends of Science P.O.Box 23167, Connaught P.O. Calgary, Alberta T2S 3B1 Toll-free Telephone: 1-888-789-9597 E-mail: contact(at)

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When the Holiday Season is a Season of Grief Written by Sheila Atkinson, MDiv, Certified Spiritual Care Specialist, Deline, Northwest Territories or Bereavement Coordinator, Hospice Simcoe, Barrie Windsor, Nova Scotia? In many cultures, the winter Firstly, there was a typing error in the column regarding celebrations are “Seasons of Light”, the Citizens Trophy, it should have read 1800. In that year, where we focus on themes of love, hope, family and the the scholars at the local university in Windsor, NS played joy of giving. When we have experienced the death of a a game of stick and ball on the ice, which is now called loved one, journeying through these seasons of celebration hockey. can cause us great distress and deep sadness. Some prefer However, there is some disagreement about when the first to try and avoid the wave of emotions which will come as game was played. they face Christmas alone, or Hanukkah without a beloved In the early 1800s, there is a story that Sir John Franklin family member. travelled through Springwater Township on his way to the Many things contribute to our distress. Expectations: we far northwest. In the winter of 1825/26, Sir John stayed at feel we ought to be happy, and we are certain that others a Hudson’s Bay Post, named Fort Franklin. His crew had expect this too. Fear: How can I face the holiday season brought their ice skates and their love of field hockey. Sir without my spouse or child or parent? The impact of John wrote in his diary that the men were playing hockey change: My life has been forever changed by a loss – the on the ice. shape of my life is different, and, like a puzzle piece that Remnants of Sir John’s winter home are still visible in fits into the bigger whole, when I try to “fit” myself back Deline, formerly known as Fort Franklin. into the family gathering or the sacred rituals or the social As a result, Deline claims its place in the Hockey Hall of functions, I find the piece does not fit, at least for now. Fame as the place of the first recorded ice hockey game in The most important thing we can do is to allow things to North America. be different this year. There is freedom in embracing the Hockey is still a popular sport in Deline and teams change, rather than running from it. compete in town, and travel to other northern communities Making a plan helps reduce the anxiety. Keep things for tournaments. simple. Choose which gatherings to attend. Spend time There are those who discount both claims of where the alone in reflection and remembrance. Allow yourself to first game was played. The dissenters say both claims were cry healing tears. just one-off events. Keep some things the same. Traditions are like pillars Some claim the first organized game was in Montreal, that anchor us and create order in the chaos. Our lives may others say Kingston. be changed, but the family dinner can still happen. Wherever the game of ice hockey started, it is now our Make some things different. Create a new ritual for your National Game and is definitely part of our Heritage. celebrations. Hang a special ornament on the tree. Light a special candle on the table, which celebrates the light of the one(s) who has died. You might attend a “Blue Christmas” or memorial event in your community, intended for people who find it hard to face the joyful celebrations. Find a way to celebrate the gifts of your loved one – memories, love, companionship. Write each one on the rings of a paper chain or wrap them in a gift box, or write them into shells which become ornaments for a tree. If you feel ready you might offer an act of kindness in memory of your loved one. Donate a gift to someone in need. Volunteer your time. Make a meal for someone. Whether you choose quiet reflection, or create a new ritual in remembrance, there will be layers of emotion and meaning because it is a holiday season and a season of grief. May there be light for the journey. Find out more about Hospice Palliative care by from The American Contract Bridge League visiting the North Simcoe Muskoka BRIDGE BITES Palliative Care Network website THE ART OF CONCEALMENT By: Brian Gunnell at www.palliativecarenetworknsm. South opens 1NT, which nowadays ♠ T32 ca or by calling your local Hospice: usually shows 15-17 HCP. North bids ♥ J43 Hospice Huronia serving Midland/ 3NT, and West leads the ♥T. ♦ AK62 Penetanguishene 705.549.1034; ♣ AT9 Declarer can see enough tricks once North Hospice Georgian Triangle serving ♠ K74 ♠ AJ95 the ♣K is out of the way, but those Collingwood/Wasaga Beach ♥ T982 ♥ 765 West East Spades look somewhat fragile. We ♦ QT5 ♦ 9843 705.444.2555; Hospice Simcoe have two questions. Firstly, how do Declarer ♣ 432 ♣ K5 serving Barrie & Area 705.722.5995; you play the Hearts? Secondly, how ♠ Q86 Hospice Orillia serving Orillia & Area do you play the Clubs? These ♥ AKQ questions are not misprints, we’d really 705.327.7799. We are here to help. ♦ J7

A firecracker (along with fireworks) was discovered more than 1,000 years ago in China (during the Han dynasty). Every year people in China celebrate inventing the firecracker on the 18th of April. Firecracker is also known as a banger, bunger, cracker or noise maker. The art of creating, making and setting off fireworks is called as "pyrotechnics". Firework professionals are known as "pyrotechnicians" or "pyrotechnists". It is believed that the first "firecrackers" were chunks of bamboo, which someone may have thrown onto a fire. Bamboo grows so fast that pockets of sap and air get trapped inside the segments of the bamboo. When heated, the air inside the hollow reeds expands and bursts through the side with a long bam!

like to know! ♣ QJ876 Declarer can see that the opening Heart lead is from T9xx or some such holding. But, from East’s seat, it might well be from holdings such as AT9x or KT9x or QT9x. How can Declarer muddy the waters and create some doubt in East’s mind? She could routinely play low from Dummy, as most would, but the play most likely to cause confusion is surely the Jack! Declarer then wins the trick with the Ace, and East will say to himself: “I’ve seen this movie before. Declarer was hoping that I had the Queen and would cover. Clearly she is laying a false trail and has AK doubleton in the suit” Now Declarer plays on Clubs. If she leads the ♣Q then that pretty much advertises the situation. So, instead, she runs the less informative Jack, and when East wins the King he’ll have some thinking to do. Declarer has a maximum of three points in Diamonds, and appears to have seven points in Hearts. The Club situation won’t be clear, and East might visualize Declarer’s hand as: ♠KQx, ♥AK, ♦QTxx, ♣J87x, or something similar. If so then a Heart continuation beats the contract. A less devious Declarer will play a low Heart from Dummy on Trick 1, and will run the ♣Q at Trick 2. When East wins his King, he’ll have more clues, and is more likely to diagnose Declarer’s Spade weakness. If he does, he will be sure to switch to the Spade Jack, a so-called “surrounding play” which allows the defense to grab four Spade tricks, setting the contract.

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Presentation by Karen McGrath, President and CEO of Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation

Dear Friends, I would like to let you know that our government is introducing new legislation to make trafficking contraband tobacco a new Criminal Code offence. The proposed amendment covers the sale, offer for sale, possession for the purpose of sale, transportation, distribution or delivery of contraband tobacco. Strong action to combat contraband tobacco is important to protecting the gains we have made in reducing smoking among Canadians, particularly young Canadians. Smoking rates from youth aged 15 to 17 are at an all-time low and we are building on this momentum to help ensure our youth live smoke-free. This legislation also includes mandatory penalties of imprisonment for repeat offenders where a high volume of tobacco products is involved. The mandatory minimum penalties on indictment for repeat offenders would be set at 90 days incarceration on a second conviction, 180 days incarceration on third conviction and two years less a day on subsequent convictions. With this legislation, we are holding offenders accountable for their crimes and we are giving law enforcement agencies the necessary tools to combat tobacco

trafficking. This legislation builds on the government’s previous action to prevent Canada’s youth from smoking. We introduced the Cracking Down on Tobacco Marketing Aimed at Youth Act, which prohibits the sale of flavoured cigarettes, little cigars and blunt wraps, as well as extends restrictions on tobacco advertising. We also made significant changes to Tobacco Products Labelling Regulations to include larger health warnings and visible health resources. Tobacco use continues to be the most preventable cause of premature death in Canada. Unfortunately contraband tobacco makes it easier for Canadian youth to get their hands on it and leads to unhealthy smoking habits.  In addition to serious health concerns, contraband tobacco fuels organized crime, illegal drugs and guns in our communities. Contraband tobacco has no place in our communities and this legislation is an important step in combatting contraband tobacco, as well as keeping tobacco out of the hands of our youth. We will continue to take strong action to keep our children and communities safe. Sincerely, Bruce Stanton, M.P. Simcoe North

(Penetanguishene, On)- On November 12th, the Rotary Club of Penetanguishene convened for their weekly meeting at La Cle d'la Baie in Penetanguishene http:// Karen presented to The Rotary Club of Penetanguishene on the operations of local hospital and the financial challenges it faces in the upcoming years. Karen spoke to the Penetanguishene Rotary Members about the hospital especially the operating deficit and the new budget formulas that every Hospital in Ontario will be facing in the future.  She also spoke of the challenges that our local hospital will be facing and the plans to work with the Province to meet all the bench marks for the funding requirements.  Patients stay times for specific procedures and surgeries are critical to the funding formula.  GBGH Physicians and staff are working together to have the best practices in place. She also talked about the exciting Emergency Renovation Project that is on schedule and on budget.  The new build will be done in the spring 2014.  Once phase 1 is complete then construction will move onto phase 2 (new 4 bay ambulance garage) and phase 3 which is combining phases 1 and 3 work area. Some background on Karen: Karen McGrath took the reins as President and CEO of Georgian Bay General Hospital in February

of this year. She joined the organization after winding up her tenure as CEO of the Central Health Authority in Newfoundland where she led a staff of 3,000. The GBGH board conducted a nation-wide search for a new CEO following the departure of Paul Heinrich last July. Karen brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position following more than15 years’ experience at the executive level in various organizations. Karen has settled into the community and purchased a home in Midland. As customary, the club continues to support the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Simcoe  The Club thanked Karen for her presentation by supporting the Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe, with a donation in her name.


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Presented by: Megan Kirk, MA, Hospice Simcoe Anita Cadeau, RN, CHPCN (c). NSM Palliative Care Network Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 7:00pm — 8:00pm Sara Vista Long Term Care Facility, 27 Simcoe St Elmvale, ON L0L 1P0

With only 34 days left to take off things are happening quickly for the Euro Bantam Team. It is hard to believe that 18 months of hard work by many hands has brought us to this point.  Our communities have been behind us 100% As They Challenge Our and we can't thank 93/94 Elmvale Midget European Team them enough.  We have many To A Friendly Exhibition Game individuals, groups, Saturday, November 30 at 5:30pm families and sponsors Free Admission to thank for all their contributions to our The Team Would Like To Thank Family, Friends, Local goal.  Elmvale Minor Business And The Community For All Of Their Support Hockey has supported PLEASE JOIN BOTH TEAMS UPSTAIRS us since day one and if it wasn't for them AFTERWARDS FOR A SOCIAL we would not be this project on from start to finish she found doing the trip that we are embarking on. Both the Fair Board the wool, ordered it and then she found the and Maple Syrup Boards have provided the following knitters; Ruthanne Belcourt, Sherri boys with opportunities to give back to their Buchanan, Sandra McNutt, Lois Swan, Ruth community by cleaning up after their events. King, Yvonne Maw, Sandra Judge, Carole They also allowed the team to have booths at Huth, Carolyn Shellswell, Judy Murray, their celebrations for the last two years.  The Brenda Handy, Lorna Campbell and Linda junior farmers allowed us to sell raffle tickets Rowntree. There will be lots of warm heads at their ball tournament last year and then in Finland, Sweden and Denmark this winter thanks to your talents ladies---thank-you.    they donated money to the trip.   The team along with their parents would We have had many, many individuals who have been so generous to these young men.  like to invite anyone who has helped in any Our sponsors that are on board are Home way at all or who would like to come out to Hardware, Hanna Motors, Hardship Acres enjoy a night of good old time hockey can do that on November 30th at 5:30 at the Elmvale and Hapamp.   Along with the apparel that players will be Arena.  There will be a game between the wearing on their trip we have had an amazing current Elmvale Bantam Euro team and the group of ladies who have knitted toques for 1993-94 Midget Sweden team.  This has not only the 22 players plus others from been a highly anticipated game for members here but they have knitted approximately of both teams.  Following the game there 154 red and white toques for each of the gift will be a social time upstairs at the arena, bags that our players will be presenting to with light snacks, a cash bar and a silent their opponents at center ice of each team auction and a few thank-you's.  Please come they will play. The following group with out and let the boys thank-you for all you their talented leader Sandy Conn who took have done for them.  

Advance Care Planning Advance Care Planning leads to improved health care and reduced family conflict, yet over 86% of Canadians have never even heard about it! Advance care planning is a process of reflection and communication, a time for you to reflect on your values and wishes, and to let others know your future health and personal care preferences in the event that you become incapable of consenting to or refusing treatment or other care. You may never need your advance care plan – but if you do, you’ll be glad that *- Principal cancels school due to 'beautiful' day -*COLUMBUS, Ga. - A Georgia principal said he is crossing off an item on his preretirement to-do list by canceling classes due to it’s there and that you have had these conversations before it’s too late, to make sure that your voice is heard when you cannot speak for yourself. Join the North Simcoe beautiful weather. Len McWilliams, headmaster of the Calvary Christian School in Columbus, Muskoka Palliative Care Network and Hospice Simcoe Teams at Sara Vista Long said he wanted to find a positive reason to cancel school before he retires at the end of the year, Term Care Facility, Wednesday, November 27th 7:00pm – 8:00pm for an educational so he decided to call off classes Friday for pleasant weather, The Ledger-Enquirer (Columbus) reported Friday. "In the late 1980s, I was calling school off one winter day because of the seminar on the benefits of Advance Care Planning. A special focus on communication terrible weather," McWilliams said. "The thought occurred to me that it would be great to call tools and strategies will be provided. Open to anyone over the age of 16. school off some day because it was too beautiful a day to go to school."

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This is an article that was in the Midland Mirror sent to me by Cheryl Dutton who wanted to create awareness for a good cause. It was written by Nikki Cole.

Covered Bridge would like to welcome the newest member to our staff, Stephanie Milley, Certified Groomer for all breeds.

Saturday Nov. 30 • 10-4 Sunday, Dec 1 • 10-3 Community Hall

Anten Mills Concerts

35 Queen St. West • Elmvale (20 km north of Barrie on Hwy 27)

Wonderful prizes to be won Proceeds to Focus Elmvale & the Food Bank

Vendor info from Heather 705 322 3484

A cat's collarbone does not connect to any other bones but instead sits buried in muscle. This makes it easier for them to squeeze through tight spots. Cats are able to see in the dark. They see at one-sixth the light level required for human vision. Cats use whiskers to gauge whether or not they can fit through an opening.

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Taylor Garwood, Samantha Hamilton, Alyssa Polan and Ali Williams are the first performers at the Anten Mills House Concerts series "The Next Generation of Springwater Singer Songwriters" on Friday November 29, 2013 at 7 pm. This is the first time this event has happened and is a unique and valuable opportunity for these four EDHS students. There is no ticket price, although there is a suggested donation of $10 per person. Because it is being held in a home, there is limited seating. Seats can be reserved by emailing heatherohalloran65@gmail. com<> .

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Community urged to help school win accessible play structure Project selected in online contest will receive up to $100,000

PENETANGUISHENE – École Élémentaire Catholique SaintLouis needs votes to win a new wheelchair accessible play structure. The Penetanguishene school has entered a contest through the Aviva Community Fund to win funds for a new and improved wheelchairaccessible play yard. The proposal includes adding a play structure with a rubber mat accessible to wheelchairs, plus learning centres and entertainment areas around the play structure to meet the needs of children with sensory issues. If the project wins, it would be eligible for up to $100,000, said kindergarten teacher Anne Buttineau, adding she anticipates the cost to be upwards of $70,000.

Fall Service Special $59.95

Furnace Service and Discount if installed before January 2014

The Elmvale BIA invites you to shop locally this Holiday Season. Abundant parking, friendly service, quaint shops and restaurants.

Something for everyone this Christmas. :Christmas in the Village Craft Show: Nov. 30 & Dec. 1 :Elmvale Santa Claus Parade: Dec.1 - 1pm

December 6, 2013 Christmas Caroling: 6:30pm Tree Lighting: 7pm [CORNER OF YONGE & QUEEN ST.] Sleigh Rides: 6pm to 9pm [ELMVALE COMMUNITY HALL]

“They’ve put so much money into the kindergarten classes and the inside of the school lately, but they’ve done nothing to the schoolyard. We’ve been relocated to the back of the yard, and there’s absolutely nothing there…. We’ve been calling it the chicken coop,” she said. “The kids get out there and have nothing to do. “We have so many kids with special needs, and we thought, if we’re going to get together and try to put in a playground, we need to make it as accessible as possible.” The play area would include three zones: the Creativity Zone, which would feature a large blackboard designed for outdoor use, plus tables and stools to play and learn in nature; the Music Zone, featuring a set of bongos, an oversized tambourine and a xylophone; and the Active Zone, which would sit in the middle of the game structure and be accessible to people in wheelchairs, and also provide opportunities for children to climb and slide. “I think it’s good for the whole community. It’s going to have a big impact on the kids,” said Buttineau. “It prevents kids from bullying each other (and) will help kids physically and academically, too.” Voting runs until Nov. 25. People can vote once a day at www. avivacommunityfund. org/ideas/acf18573. I heard about a fellow some time ago who was talking to a friend of his, and he said, "Boy, my wife is an angel." The friend said, "You're lucky, my wife is still living."-Billy Graham

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Mon. Aphasia Communication Group - The Stroke Recovery Mike’s Small Engines Over 30 years experience Association (Barrie and District). All sessions free 737-9202. Lawn Mower / Snow Blower / Snowmobiles 705-527-5442 Mon: 9 am. Coffee Club and Art Group - 9:30 am Pool and 10 Orr Lake/Elmvale Pickup-Delivery am Tiny Stitches The Place 300 Balm Beach Rd. Perkinsfield Retirement Lodge Annual Christmas Market feature tables of 2158 Orr Lake Road North • 322-2707 Mon: 10 to 11:30 or 7:30 to 9 pm Ladies Interdenominational crafts, knitting, cosmetics, stained glass and gift baskets. Bible Study at Willow Creek Church 2387 Gill Rd. 722-7582 Sat Nov 23 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. St. Paul’s Anglican 2nd Thurs "September - June, (inclusive) Barrie District Stamp Mon: 1 p.m. Elmvale Community Hall, euchre/bid euchre Church, 5 Noraline Avenue in Midhurst, is hosting their ‘Taste Club. 7 - 9 pm at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Barrie. www. Mon/Wed 1- 3pm at Brian Orser Hall Penetang Seniors shuffle of Christmas’ Bazaar w/Christmas baking and creations by local or 705-735-6009 board 549-7611 for info. Register at town hall. crafters and artists. A portion of the proceeds will 2nd Thurs Sept to June - 7 pm Barrie Thornton Mon: 6:30 - 8 pm @ HCES SEVENTY8 All gr. 7&8 students go to Outreach to help support a needy family at Fiddle Club at Thornton Banquet Hall above the Are You New are welcome join in awesome games and challenges. A ministry arena. Evening of entertainment, dance, square to the Community? Christmas. (705) 792-9722 of Elmvale Community Church. Nov 23: 10-3 A workshop on “How to Make dance. All welcome to perform Lloyd Preston 705 Do you have a Your Stories Dramatic. 117 Mississauga St. E. 1st Monday of the month -7 pm to 9 pm Come to our monthly 722 8335 New Baby? Orillia knit and craft gathering at Kelly’s Phelpston Tavern. Free. 3rd Thurs: 9:30 am – 11:00 am Sept 19, 2013 Mon: 7 pm Midland District Railroad Club at Huronia Airport Sat. Nov 23: 9-11:30 and 1-3:30 County of to May 2014 Coffee Party at St. Andrew’s - basement of white building 705-526-3461 Simcoe paramedics, in partnership with the Presbyterian Church Hillsdale. Mon: 7 pm Texas Hold em Tournament at the Maple Valley Heart and Stroke Foundation, invite residents of Thurs. 10 am St. John’s United Church, Elmvale, Sports Club. All Welcome Simcoe County to take part in free Save-A-Life Call your local rep or invites you to join us for Coffee and Conversation Mon: Euchre 7:30 p.m. RCL Barrie register online for your Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training at with Rev. Steve. 27 Yonge Street S. www. 2nd Mon.: 7 p.m., Wasaga Beach Community Presbyterian FREE Welcome Gift bag the Bradford and District Memorial Community Church, 208 Mosley St., “Alzheimer Caregiver Support Group” and Visit. Centre. 705 735 6901 3rd Thurs: 10 am - noon - The raging grannies Last Mon.: 7 p.m., Bayfield House Retirement Lodge, 5 Beck Candi Fox (705) 515-2252 Nov 23 – Gift Show Shopping Event Wasaga meet at Woods Park retirement facility 110 Lillian Blvd. Penetang, “Alzheimer Caregiver Support Group” RecPlex, 1724 Mosley Street. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Cres. in Barrie. 322-1575 . Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 9 am-3:30 pm Elmvale Adult Day Out Christmas Show shopping experience for all. 304th Thurs: 1-3 Nottawasaga Bay Stroke Recovery Program at United Church Manse. Social activation/assistance 35 Vendors. 705-352-2295 meet at 135, 32nd St. Wasaga Beach Guests speakers 429-9571 w/daily living activities 549-6277 Sun. November 24 10am St. John’s United Church, Elmvale, 4th Thurs: 1:30 pm Diabetes support group meets at the Health Tues: 9:30 Coffee Club - 12:30 Bid Euchre @ The Place invites you to join us for Praise Team Sunday and a Worship and Wellness Center at Penetang General Hospital 549-0881 Tues. 6-7 pm Painting Classes for ages 5-12 @ Creative Team drama. 27 Yonge Street S. 4th Thurs. 3-5 pm Parkinson’s support group meetings at the Madness 322-6588 Nov 24: 130 Balm Beach Road Tree Lighting at 7, Market and Superstore Midland 526-9170. Tues. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 pm Waverley Youth Group at Waverley Craft Show at 3, food at 5, Children’s event and singing at 6. Thurs. 7 - 10 pm Good Vibes Coffeehouse at Mount St. Louis Gospel Hall.  GRADES 7 & UP.  Free - All Welcome Mon Nov. 25 7:00 pm Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County Road and 4th of Oro-Medonte 1st & 3rd Tuesday 6:30 Georgian Bay Coin and Stamp Club Support Group Meeting at Bayfield House Retirement Lodge, 5 Thurs. 7 pm- Euchre at Kelly’s Phelpston Tavern and Eatery First Tuesday, in Midland North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Beck Boulevard, Penetang Susan Nagy 705-329-0909 Thurs. 7 pm Bid Euchre at the Georgian Shores Swinging Centre, 3rd Thurs, at the Prime Time Club, 1724 Mosley Street, Nov. 25 7:00 pm Midland Horticultural Society Monthly Seniors Centre, 526-5074 Wasaga Beach. 705-534-3771 Meeting at North Simcoe Rec Centre, Midland Fresh by Leanne Thurs. 7 pm Blue Grass Music at Barrie RCL Tues: 7-9 Wasaga Beach Toastmasters at the Library 429-6416 will show how to make a wreath Flower Show will be on display Thurs. 7 pm - Elmvale Com Hall Euchre/Bid Euchre Lunch. Tues. 7 pm Bid Euchre at Bayshore Seniors Club Woodland Nov 25: 10am to 2pm. The Simcoe County Embroidery Guild Thurs. 7:15 pm Barrie Shambhala Meditation Group meets at Beach. Welcome! meets at the Midhurst Community Center, 75 Doran Road All the Soul Studios, 40 Bell Farm Road, Unit #8. Sitting / walking Tues. 7 pm Chess (beginners and advanced) at Bayshore levels of stitchers are welcome from beginner to advanced.  An meditation, study, discussion, Seniors, Woodland Beach 2000 TBRN evening group is being started.  Barb @ 705-436- 2478 Fri: 9:30 a.m. Coffee Club - 9:30 Pool, 12:30 p.m. Bridge – Tues. 7:30 pm: Bid Euchre and darts Barrie Legion Tues Nov 26: 6 p.m. What’s out there for me? An overview Includes Coffee/Tea/Cookies Georgian Shores Swinging Seniors Tues. 8 pm Elmvale Legion - First Tues, General Meeting - Last of programs and services available for people with disabilities in “The Place”, Perkinsfield, 705-526-5074 Tues. (summer excluded) 322 1042 the Georgian Triangle and your rights under the Accessibility for Fri: 5:30 pm WB Lions Bingo at RecPlex 429-3331 First Tuesday 6:30 - 8:30 pm Georgian Bay Coin and Stamp Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Elaine 705-445-1543 ext. 306 Last Fri. of month 5 7pm Elmvale Ladies Auxiliary Royal Club meets in Midland, North Simcoe Nov 27: 6:45 p.m. Midland Public Library the GBQG will be having Canadian Legion monthly supper $8. Sports and Recreation Centre 534their General Meeting with guest speaker Jennifer Houldenwho has Fri.: 6 pm Full course meals RCL 3771 honed her skills in the various locations she has lived, i.e. NWT, Barrie $10 Reservations required, Wed: 9 am Coffee Club - 10 am Pool Canadian Arctic, Australian Outback and currently in Oro-Medonte. 728-4002 - 12:30 pm Games Afternoon 1st/3rd Nov 27 7 pm Wasaga Beach Library Coffee Books & 1st Friday of the month “KID Need someone to talk to - 2nd Wed - 1:30 pm Camera Club Conversation chatting about great books and authors ZONE” Elmvale Presbyterian Church, Georgian Bay Swinging Seniors “The about mental health or addiction? Thur, Nov 28 12:15 pm and play starts at 1:00 pm. The next bid 22 Queen St., E.  Children J.K. to Place” 300 Balm Beach Road Call the CAMH Telephone Support line at Grade 8 welcome. euchre tournament in the Oakview room of the Wasaga Beach First Wed/Month: Regular meeting Recplex.  Entrance fee is $6.00 at the door.  Prizes are $100 for Every 2nd Friday 5:30 to 7 Branch of the Georgian Bay Métis Council at 1st place, $75 for second place and $50 for third place.  262 Elmvale Legion presents TGIF Monday to Friday, 3:00 to 9:00 pm 355 Cranston Cres. Midland 526-6335 Nov 28 – “Ladies Night Out: One Stop Holiday Shop” Birchview BBQ Hamburgers Don’t cook in the Confidential telephone support provided by volunteers 3rd Wed of the month: 10 am – noon Dunes Elementary School, 1315 River Road West. 5 p.m. – 9 heat, when you can chow down at the The Dutch Canadian coffee club meets p.m. This vendor’s fair is open to our families and community Legion. Come one, come all. Chef in Georgian Mall food court by elevator. members and will be held in our school gym and/or corridors. Mikey on duty Wed: 12-1:00 Lunch, $8 at Barrie Legion. 728-1412 Nov 29 – Tree Lighting Ceremony Oakview Woods Gazebo, Every Friday 6 pm Minesing United Church Youth Group Jr. Youth Wed: 12:30 Euchre at Wasaga Beach United Church 361-2022 1724 Mosley Street. 7 p.m. Hot chocolate, Christmas Carols lead Grade 5-6, Sr. Youth Grade 7-12 705-737-5322 Wed 1- 3pm at Brian Orser Hall Penetang Seniors shuffle board by the Prime Time Singers, count down to Tree Lighting and a Fri. 7 pm – Euchre, Ladies Auxiliary, Branch 262, RC Legion, 549-7611 for info. Register at town hall.. visit from Santa Claus! 705-429-2247 Elmvale (upstairs). 3rd Wed of month: 2-4 pm Vet’s Day at the Elmvale Legion Nov. 29, 5-7 pm TGIF. Come on out to socialize and make Fri.: 9 pm KARAOKE NITE Maple Valley Sports Bar Branch 262. Everyone welcome. new friends at our wonderful club. GEORGIAN SHORES Sat: 3 pm Meat Darts Bbq at Legion, Branch 147, Barrie,                                                             Wed. 5:15–6:30 pm Springwater Township Rotary Club meet SWINGING SENIORS “THE PLACE” 300 Balm Beach Road Sat. 3 pm Meat Darts. ARMY NAVY/AIR FORCE CLUB, 7 Wed @ Midhurst Library 721.3148 West, Tiny, ON, 705 526 5074 George Street, Barrie 728-8240 Wed. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Kids Awana Group at Waverley Gospel Nov 30: Wasaga Beach Santa Claus Parade w/Santa at RecPlex. Sat: 5:00 Meat Darts Elmvale Legion. Welcome! Hall SK to GR 6. Nov 30 9a.m. - 2 p.m. St. John’s Anglican Church, Craighurst Sun: 9:45 am Knox Flos Presbyterian Church Services Second Wed: 6.30 - 8.30 pm Georgian Bay Coin and Stamp annual Christmas Bazaar featuring our homemade preserves and Sun. 10 am St. John’s United Church, Elmvale, 27 Yonge Club Real Canadian Superstore, Wasaga Beach. Peter 534-3771 meat pies, cookies, squares, bread, biscuits and pies, Christmas St. S., warmly invites you to join us for worship.  www. Wed: 7 pm Euchre at Sunnidale Corners Hall! All ages and items such as cakes, puddings, fudge and shortbread. When you experience levels are welcome. are tired, you can sit down and have a delicious lunch! 1st Sunday of month - Family Breakfast Barrie Royal Canadian 2nd Wed 7 - 8: 30 pm.- Wasaga and area Cancer Support group Sat. Nov. 30 10am - 4pm Sun. Dec. 1  10am - 3pm Elmvale Legion 410 St. Vincent St. - 11 - 12:30 pm 728-1412 meetings open to all cancer survivors, caregivers and family Community Hall Main St., Elmvale CHRISTMAS IN THE Sun. 2-6 All day “Karaoke” at the Barrie Royal Canadian members at Body‘n Balance Physiotherapy (705) 429 - 9619. VILLAGE a wonderful, one-of-a-kind CRAFT SHOW & SALE Legion Br. 147 (728-4002) Last Wed 7 - 8 pm. - Wasaga and area Stroke Support Group Proceeds to Focus Elmvale & the Food Bank 705-322-3484 And the Daily Events meetings held at Body‘n Balance Physiotherapy - 429-9619 Sun. December 1 10am St. John’s United Church, Elmvale, Until Dec. 14 Penetanguishene Rotary Club has a Festival of First Wed. of month: 7 pm Hillsdale Parks and Rec meet in the invites you to join us for worship. This is the first Sunday of Christmas Trees Fundraiser. Decorated trees are at Midland Community Centre. 835-5240 Advent. We will be lighting the candle of Hope and taking Cultural Centre, Huronia, Mountainview and Village Sq. Mall. Wed. 7:30 pm Cribbage at Barrie Legion. Communion. Rev. Steve’s reflection title is “No More Sleeping Tickets are 6 for $5 Draw is on Dec. 14th at MCC at 6 pm. Wed: 7:30 Euchre at the ANAF Club Barrie In.” 27 Yonge Street S. Nov 21: 7:30 Midland Cultural Centre Brookside Music 3rd Wed of the month: 10 am – noon The Dutch Canadian cofSunday, December 1, 1pm Elmvale Santa Claus Parade Follow Association presents Songs of Life and Love. 705 527 4420 fee club meets in Georgian Mall food court by elevator. Santa to the Arena Nov. 22, 29, 5-7 pm TGIF. 4th Wed. 7:30. Horticultural Society meets Elmvale Dec 1 - FUNderland Wasaga RecPlex, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Admission Father Ott Come on out to socialize Legion is donation to the food bank. Activities include face painting, and make new friends at our will tie the knot... Thurs: 9 am Coffee Club- 10-3 p.m. Tiny Stitchers jumping castle, build your own birdhouse, crafts and more! 705wonderful club. GEORGIAN The Place Perkinsfield, 526-5074 Beautiful 429-3844 x 2287 or SHORES SWINGING First Thursday Phelpston Rec Committee meets non-denominational Dec 1 – Breakfast with Santa Wasaga RecPlex, Lions Den, SENIORS “THE PLACE” 300 1st Thurs 7 pm Midland District Camera Club at the wedding anywhere! 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Pancakes and Sausage. Photo with Santa - $3. Balm Beach Road West, Tiny, North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre, Midland, Entertainment. 705-429-3331 Rev Otto Seegers ON, 705 526 5074 in Askennonia Seniors Club area. Guests welcome. Dec 5: 5:30 social 6:30 pm dinner at the Elmvale Legion for the 705 422 1965 Nov 22: 12:30 Christmas Speakers, refreshments. e-mail Lunch/Bake Sale Prince of Peace Springwater Chamber of Commerce Christmas Dinner. Dec 6 8 pm Barrie Folk Society hosts Fred Eaglesmith at the Anglican Church 565 Mosley McLaren Arts Centre. St. Wasaga Beach 429 1116 Dec 6 – Ugly Holiday Sweater Youth Dance Wasaga RecPlex, 7 Nov. 22: 8 pm Barrie Folk p.m. – 9 p.m. Grades 5-8 only! Tickets: $5.00 in advance and are Society hosts Ray Bonneville available at the Recreation Office – 705-429-3321 at the McLaren Arts Centre. Sat. Dec. 7, Mount St. Louis Church Christmas Bazaar n’ Bake Portion of proceeds to the Sale, 10 am.-1 pm. Baking, prize raffles, treasures and Christmas Seniors Wish Foundation treats. Church Hall, Line 4 N. and Mt. St. Louis Rd. Nov 23: 10-2 Get your Sat. Dec. 7, 9 am – 2 pm. Christmas Bazaar and Bake Christmas shopping started Sale. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 6 Mill St. W. with the Bayfield House

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Thank you!!! Our Lady of Lourdes CWL would like to thank all those who helped to make our Nov. 9th Christmas Bazaar a very successful event. Winners of the various draws were: Quilt-Emmett Columbus, $100.00- Marie Bunn, Table Linens- Trayton Dempster, Christmas Cakes- Joyce Parent, Paulette Antaya & Pauline Hind. Thank you also to Country Traditions for its help with our ticket sales. The support of our community is very much appreciated. “We begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget. –Author Unknown” Yes, Dave died too young but in his life he made a lot of memories with a lot of people. It was you, who he made these memories with, that came to us in our time of need and carried us through our grief. You dropped everything to help us. The men came and milked cows and kept the barn running. The ladies took over and fed us when we couldn’t. Beautiful flower arrangements were sent and an overwhelming number of donations to charities were made in his memory. You hugged us, cried with us and even laughed with us as we reminisced about what a great fun loving man Dave was. We were guided gently through the visitation and funeral by Lynn-Stone Funeral Home and Father Bussanich. Afterwards we were fed by the Catholic Women’s League. To all of you we say THANK YOU. We will never forget how kind you have been to us. Angela, Trent, Alison, Morgan and the Hummelink Family The family of Pete and Georgi Minnings wish to say thank you for all of your support during these difficult times. Darryck was a special part of our family who will live on forever in our hearts. With friends like Greg & Lisa Graham, the girls from Pieces of Olde, all of the kind words, the shoulders to cry on have been greatly appreciated. The donation to Sick Kids Hospital in his name was overwhelming. The stories told by people, how Darryck touched their lives, was a comfort to us. A special thank you to Lisa Graham, Anne Nahuis, Cindy Graham, Tina Robertson and Nancy Ritchie for the wonderful meal prepared for us, as well, as all the ladies who served after the service. We thank you all very much for everything. Pete & Georgi Minnings and Family.

For Sale/Wanted Seasoned Firewood For Sale All hardwood $300 a bush cord delivered 705 322 2779 When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work, because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation! The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

Come out for an afternoon of shopping and fun. When: Saturday November 23, 2013 Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm Where: 1920 Vespra Valley Road, Minesing Contact: Melanie Black, 705-790-4153 Get a head start on your Christmas Shopping with the following vendors: Lia Sophia, Thirty-One, Scentsy, Baby Boo Bear Giftware, Arbonne Jamberry Nails, SAZA Photography

Annual General Meeting

For the Elmvale and District Horticultural Society Elmvale Legion Hall Wednesday Nov 27th ~ 6:00 pm

The Elmvale and District Horticultural Club would like to thank Mike Williams ) from Ducks Unlimited for his talk on wetland conservancy for our October meeting. Anyone interested in conservation programs or ducks MEMBERSHIP IS Unlimited projects can visit their website at http:// ONLY $10




for the Whole Year!

You can also find the Elmvale and District Horticultural Society on the web at Join us

Coffee Party

bake sale, knitting and bazaar table.

Elmvale Presbyterian Church Thurs. Nov. 28, 2013 • 9:30 - 11 Special Country & Gospel Music Evening A Benefit Show for Philippines Relief Sponsored by Ebenezer United Church

Friday, November 29, 2013 - 7:30 p.m. Wyebridge Community Centre

$10 per person (Additional donations invited) Tickets: Anne 526.7775; Elsie 526.4360; Lorraine 526.2344

Elmvale & District Lions Club 2013 Santa Claus Parade • 1 pm Sunday, December 1. 2013 Theme: Christmas Around the World Firefighters will be collecting food Free Skating and Santa Claus at the Arena 2-4 Courtesy of Bodyworks & Collision Centre

705 322 3070 for info and registration forms

Holly Golly Christmas Bazaar

Sat. Dec. 7, 10 - 1 Mt. St. Louis Church Hall, Line 4 N. and Mt. St. Louis Rd. Baking, prize raffles, treasures & treats!

Come Join Us for Christmas Dinner What: Christmas Dinner When: Dec. 25 12pm Where: Elmvale Presbyterian Church 22 Queen St. E. Who: Those who will be alone on Christmas Day. Cost: Just a Smile To plan for food quantities we will need you to

R.S.V.P. by Dec. 18

For further information or to RSVP call Elizabeth 322-2695, Mary 322-2806 or the Church (322-1411) Four-word story of failure: Hired, tired, mired, fired

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For rent/sale - apt., houses, and halls Elmvale Yonge St. available immediately - a second storey two bedrm apartment with fridge, stove, laundry at site and parking. Rent is $850 plus hydro. Call 705 795 6514 • Elmvale: Tiny 2 Bedrm. House with carport. Fridge/Stove included. Suitable for 1 or 2 people. $850.00/month plus Hydro & Gas. Available Nov. 1 Call 705-322-2644 Minesing Private Country Setting : One large bedroom, full kitchen and bathroom and bright living room. Separate entrance with parking. Laundry facilities available. 5 minutes from Barrie. Available immediately: $750.00 single occupancy/$850.00 double. 705 726 4640 or 705 794-0222 For Rent: 2 bedroom apt. in sunny quiet seniors building in Elmvale only ten minutes North of Barrie. No pets or children. First and last required. Laundry facilities in house. No smoking. Only $860.00 per month everything included. Available Dec. 1st. Call 705-322-2312 2 bedroom apartment on 3rd floor in Elmvale December 1,2013 • $825.00 a month plus hydro. Bottom floor of 12 plex apartment building Call 705-322-2644 Amazing apartment for rent south of Elmvale in Anten Mills, own entrance and laundry room, two bedtooms, new appliances, newly decorated, $975 per month, all inclusive. Call 705.726.7027.

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15 Yonge St. N., Elmvale • Total Space 2117 Sq. Ft. Can be divided into 2 sections with the front being 1216 Sq. Ft. and the back being 901 Sq. Ft. Total Space will rent for $1650.00 per month plus Hydro and Gas. We pay Taxes, Water and Sewer and Snow Removal. Front door opens for large items and there is an overhead door in the back. This space is in excellent condition and will need little or no renovations. New Gas Furnace and New Air Conditioner. Excellent Signage Options, Excellent Parking, Excellent location being across from Foodland.

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Hall - Elmvale Lions Club Hall is available for reunions, anniversaries, dances, parties or whatever. Kitchen included. Call Bob at 705 322 4484 Up to 60 Tables & 500 Chairs for Rent Property of the Elmvale Fall Fair - Rob 790-1772 Elmvale Community Hall - capacity 220 for great dances, beautiful weddings and other super events. Stage and kitchen facilities. For rental call 728-4784 ext. 2055

Weddings, Anniversary Parties, & Birthdays

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

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

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1-888-495-8501 (Hours: Mon. - Fri - 8 am to 6 pm) Free French advice regarding social assistance, housing, EI and CPP issues. Conseils juridiques gratuits en logement, aide sociale, assurance-emploi et pension (RPC). Call the French Legal Advice Line / Appelez la Ligne d’avis juridique 1-87 POUR AVIS (1-877-687-2847)

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Full-time farm hand required for large beef farm. Jobs include feeding, cattle processing and tractor work. Please call (705) 322-8191 or (416) 3999124 to arrange for an interview. I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. --Winston Churchill Originally kitty litter was made from sand, but in 1948 it was discovered that clay was more absorbent.

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Anten Mills News If detected early the survival rate for both cancers is 95% not bad odds if you get off your ass [excuse the obvious pun] and go see your doctor.  The problem with men is that we consider things like a hockey stick protruding from our forehead a minor flesh wound,  something we can cure on our own with time, Advil and a roll of hockey tape and its just not in our DNA to seek out advice for something medical that we'd just as soon not know the answer to.   I grew my moustache, which by the way makes me look like a guy you'd probably see in the background of a Toronto mayor Rob Ford crack cocaine video, not so much to raise funds which I think we all do for so many worthy causes, but rather to convey to you all that a painless poke in the touche and a quick tickle of the family jewels, though not as cool as taking a bullet for a friend is still a good enough reason to see your doctor.   I'm sure our community association meeting went a lot smoother than a Toronto council meeting this week and the hot topic was the Santa Claus parade coming up fast on Sunday December 8th. That means I get one more issue to remind you to get your family, your street, your club or business together and put in a float. For more details contact Joe and Donna Racco at joeracco@   They're also looking for volunteers to help with the skating rink at the park so gather up some pals and commit to a week of shovelling, scraping and flooding. There may be nothing more Canadian, other than a hockey stick protruding from your forehead than admiring your efforts over a freshly flooded rink.  Happy 22nd birthday to Rachel Featherstonhaugh November 22nd. Neighbour Jerritt Shaw gets 41 candles this go around November 25th and from the department of 'she looks so good she's obviously had some work done' a very happy 68th birthday to Windsor Ya Ya Gail McLarty, the so much better half of husband Co on November 25th.  Steve Kocsis will have to get a fire permit for his cake November 23rd, Al Mardlin  will get two chances to blow out all 49 candles and last but certainly not least Danielle Coutts turns 23 on December 1st.  The next edition hits the stands December 5th so drop me a line or send me a picture by December 1st and I'll be sure to get it in.  See you next time!

We have over 300 In Memoriam Tributes. Ask us for a copy. Schepers – In loving memory of our family members. Time slips by and life goes on. Your hands we cannot touch. But we all have many memories and your pictures in a frame. Always remembered and sadly missed by all your families. In memory of Mary Jane Parent (Buie) March 10, 1947 – November 29, 2010 We know there is a reason They say that time will heal But neither time nor reason Will change the way we feel. You’re so wonderful to think of But so hard to be without - A smile for everyone – Remembered by Michael, Kim, Shawn, Cori, Wayde & family

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SIMCOE MUSKOKA - Did you know if you live in Ontario, you are more likely to die of a prescription painkiller overdose than in a motor vehicle collision? (Ontario Coroner, 2011) People who die of an overdose can include those who have been prescribed the medication by their doctor; those who have not been prescribed the medication; and/or those who are addicted or dependent on them. Ontario has the highest rate of prescription opioid use in Canada. This is not an isolated problem…this is a problem that is having a devastating impact on our whole community. Sixty-seven per cent of youth who use prescription medication to get high say they get the drugs from home. Clean out your medicine. Take your medications to your pharmacy for free, safe disposal. We see what we want to see. See that we have a serious issue. To get help for yourself or someone you care about, call 1-800-565-8603 or go to Many services are free and help is available. Brought to you by the Addictions Awareness Committee of Simcoe Muskoka: • Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre • Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital • Canadian Mental Health Association, Simcoe County Branch • Addiction Outreach Muskoka Parry Sound • Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit • Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care Part of the Simcoe Muskoka Alcohol and Other Drugs Strategy.

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WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP AT WYE MARSH, Sunday December 1st, 1pm - 4pm The Friends of Wye Marsh are holding their ever popular wreath making workshop, December 1st from 1pm to 4pm. This workshop is always a great way to spend an afternoon with friends, getting ready for the holiday season.  Each participant will make their own wreath to take home and will be provided with full instruction and materials.  The cost of the workshop is $50, with all proceeds going to the Friends of Wye Marsh to help support their mission to foster environmental stewardship.  Sign up today for this popular workshop, before it sells out. Contact Wye Marsh at (705)526-7809 or to register.

Carbon Monoxide Detector Saves Lives

On Sunday, November 10th, 2013 a family evacuated their home after their Carbon Monoxide (CO) detector sounded the alarm. The Springwater Fire Department confirmed that Carbon Monoxide (CO) was present in the home as result of a natural gas furnace not burning efficiently and exhaust gas re-entering the home through a window. With the assistance of Enbridge, the Fire Department isolated the issue, ventilated the home making it safe for the family to return inside. No one was injured during the event. "We are very fortunate that this home had working CO detectors. If the alarms were not present in the home we may have been dealing with a much more tragic event." said Deputy Fire Chief, Craig Williams. CO is an invisible, tasteless and odourless gas that can be fatal. Signs of CO exposure include flu like symptoms such as headaches, nausea and dizziness, as well as "Silence is more musical than any song." confusion, drowsiness, loss of consciousness and death. CO is produced when fuels such as propane, gasoline, natural gas, heating oil or wood have insufficient air to burn completely. CO can occur in any appliance that burns these WHITFIELD’S GUARDIAN PHARMACY fuels such as furnaces, fireplaces, hot water 16 QUEEN ST. W. ELMVALE heaters or stoves. It is highly recommended that heating systems be annually examined by MONDAY & FRIDAY qualified service technicians.  NOV 25th NOV 29th Installing CO detectors in the home alerts occupants to the presence of this deadly gas. If 9am to 12pm only one alarm is installed in the home, locate near the sleeping areas. Additional alarms PLEASE CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT itshould be located in or adjacent to rooms with fuel burning appliances. It is recommended 705-322-1011 that all homes and businesses have working CO detectors and that they are replaced every 5-7 years or as per the manufacturer’s recommendations.


Obituaries Obituaries

FLYNN, Thomas “0zzie” (Co-Owner of O’NEILL, Patrick Owen Ambrose - Died on Friday, McEachern 15, & Flynn Cartage, RetiredNursing Sears Canada November 2013 at the Stayner Home. SLH, Retired Captain Barrie Volunteer Fireyear.  Loved Department Ambrose O’Neill of Elmvale in his 81st and Member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch husband of the late Barbara O’Neill.  Father of#147 Jim for 37 Years.) Suddenly, but(Rick), peacefully at the(Allan).  Royal (Heather), Ed (Bev), Connie and Joan Victoria Hospital, on Monday 24th, Grandfather of CoriBarrie (Randy), JenniferNovember (Phil), Michael 2008. Ozzie Flynn of Barrie (in his 80th year). Beloved (Rebekah), Chad (Tiffany), Matt (Shelby), Holly husband Patrick of 60 years of May Williams). Loving (David), (Sarah), Adam(nee (Corrina), Dane, and father of Catharine Marley and her husband Paul, Louise Michelle (Mike).  Great grandfather of 15.  Brother Smith and(Bev) her husband Michael, Flynn and(late her of Marie Bunn (late Joe Barbara Guilfoyle), June husband Buzz Carroll. Loving grandfather of Leigh Doug), and the late Bill (Sharon), Rosella Rowley Anne Marley (Marc Masson), Jennifer Marley (Mel), Joe (Corrine), and Frank. Friends called(Gilbert at the Kuiper), Scott Marley (Laura), Christopher Smith Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale from 2-4(Jody pm Becker), Leah SmithNovember (Christopher Size), and great and 7-9 pm Sunday, 17, 2013.  A funeral grandfather of Lauren, Owen, Liam, Emily and mass was held at the St.Carsten, Patrick’s Church Phelpston on Isabelle. Dear brother of the late Monica Paton, survived Monday, November 18 at 11 am. Interment St. Patrick’s by her husband Sandy, and the tolatetheJoyce Ridley. Cemetery. Memorial donations Parkinson’s Friends Heart called and at Stroke the STECKLEY-GOODERHAM Society, Foundation, or the Cancer Funeral would Home,beClapperton andExpressions Worsley Streets, Barrie Society appreciated. of sympathy on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass may be sent to will be held at St Mary’s Church, 65 Amelia Street, Barrie on Thursday Linda November 27th, at 10:00 am. peacefully Interment MOREAU, Mary - Passed away St. Mary’s Cemetery, Barrie. Memorial donations to the at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Wednesday, Kidney Foundation Heart and Stroke November 6, 2013.or the Linda Moreau (nee Foundation Johnston) would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may of Elmvale, In her 62nd year. Beloved wife of Herb be forwarded Moreau. Dearthrough motherwww, of John of Wasaga Beach and Donna of Elmvale.Ethel Sister Mary of Bob (Joan) GALBRAITH, Sabinaof Vasey, - At Ken the of Hillsdale, Karen Ritchie ofP.E.I. Vasey, of Wedgewood Manor,(Dave) Summerside, onMarion Tuesday, Hillsdale, Paul of Hillsdale, Tim (Trish) of Hillsdale, November 18, 2008, In her 91st year. Beloved wife of Darlene (Rodger) Blake ofDear Craighurst, Kevin(John) (Sue) the late Arnold Galbraith. mother and of Sabina of Hillsdale. Linda will fondly remembered byDale her Daniels of Richmond Hill,beJim (Rebecca) of Texas, aunt Catherine Kennedy,Heather nieces, Zaharychuk nephews, friends, and (Anita) of Newmarket, of S’side, her furofbabies SophieIsland, and Hank. Friends of called at the David Manitoulin Earl (Vivian) Brampton, Lynn-Stone Funeral Home Elmvale from 10 am until June (James) Walters of S’side, Lois Travors of S’side theDonald time of (Carol) service which was atB.C. 1:30Also pm insurvived the chapel & of Sydney, by on grandchildren Monday, November Interment Sister Elmvale 16 and 7 11, great2013. grandchildren. of Cemetery. MemorialFred donations to the Joyce MacSweyne, Dapp and theElmvale late BertUnited Dapp Church, Elmvale Food Bank, or the RVH Cancer Centre & Marjorie Chambers. Memorial Donations to the would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be Alzheimer Society would be appreciated and may be sent tothrough made the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale. SCHOFIELD: Mildred “Millie” - Passed away at the Georgian Bay General Hospital, Penetanguishene on Tuesday November 5, 2013 at the age of 81 of Victoria Harbour and formerly of R.R. #1 Midland. Beloved wife of the late Frank “Woody” Wood (January 13, 2011). Loving mother of Larry Lynn & his wife Karen of Midland, Cathy Boyd of Victoria Harbour, John Lynn & his wife Susan Morrill of Coldwater, Wendy & her husband Jim Oakley of Coldwater, and Harold “Spike” Schofield & his wife Sandy of Quebec. Will be fondly 445 Vincent Street remembered by herSt. grandchildren Jody (Ian), Rebecca Barrie, Ontario 6T5 David (Jason), Megan (Randy), DerekL4M (Samantha), (Chrissy), Christopher (Leah), Jonathan (Melissa), Emily (John), Jamie (Myriam), Melissa (Nick), and the late Dennis, and by her great grandchildren Brody, Aiden, Ashton, Carter, Sienna, Hunter, James, and Charlie. Dear sister of Georgina, Gladys, and George. Following cremation a private family gathering will be held. Friends are invited to send condolences to the family at Edward Thompson - Entered into rest November 4, 2013 in Coquitlam BC after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Niru. Loving father of Michael, Aaron, John, David, and Rachel, and families. Cherished grandfather of 4 grandchildren. Edward is survived by his siblings Betty Jean (Alden) Searl of Waverley ON and Doug Thompson of BC. Predeceased by parents John and Hildred Thompson and sister Annabelle (surviving Harris) Whitton. 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With any of our weekly specials. Sunday to Thursday. Dine-in only. See server for details. Expires 12/30/2013 Available only at Stonebridge Wild Wing.

November 21, 2013 edition 404 for web  
November 21, 2013 edition 404 for web  

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