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Springwater News • November 8, 2012 Edition 377 • Tel: 705.322.2249

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On Saturday, October 27 whole wheat bread, chocothe Flos Agricultural Soci- late chip cookies and postety played host to delegates ersoffor competition at this CIBC Wood Gundy is a division for the District 5, Ontario next level. CIBC World Markets Inc., a subsidiary Association of AgriculturThe morning activities

society would like to publicly thank our three seminar leaders: Doug Lambie “Safety at Your Fair”, Lin-

and posters in three divisions won by Kaitlin Hollands (Markham), Jessie Brown (Milton) and Juli-

da Murray “Keeping Your Fair Young” and Tim Lalonde who demonstrated Maple Syrup and Candy Making. The day ended as everyone gathered in the sanctuary and the winners of the contests were announced. The hand quilt was won by Esther Graham, representing Orillia Fair; machine quilt by Jean Stephens, representing Markham Fair; 60 % whole wheat bread by David Graham of Woodbridge Fair; Junior bakers of chocolate chip cookies by Megan Kratky of Shelburne Fair

ana Giancola (Woodbridge) Fairs. The Flos Agricultural Society would like to truly thank all the volunteers who helped with the planning, set up, morning coffee, judging and display assistants, and tear down following the days activities. Without your help the event could not have run as smoothly as it did.

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al Society’s general annual meeting. The venue was the Presbyterian church here in Elmvale and Rob Ritchie as President of the Society, better known as the Elmvale Fall Fair, welcomed the 125 or so guests. Also bringing greetings was Deputy Mayor of Springwater Township, Dan McLean. The delegates arrived from all corners of this large district stretching from Brampton to Milton to Markham in the south, from Sutton to Orillia and Ramona in the east, Coldwater and Collingwood in the north, to Shelburne and Grand Valley in the west and everywhere in between. They were duly represented by their fair’s ambassadors but also brought with them prize-winning quilts,

brought forth financial statements and other business of the association but also included a guest speaker just before lunch. Our thanks is extended to Sheldon Creek Dairies co-owner, Bonnie den Haan who presented video and pictures of her family’s newest agricultural venture, bringing milk directly from the cow to the customer through their processing plant and store right at the farm. Before a full course, hot roast beef lunch served by the Women of the Church, the guests were encouraged to take in the displays and view the sanctuary lined with the beautiful quilts and other exhibits. Three seminars were presented in the afternoon for our guests choice of attendance. Our

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I’m enclosing a picture. In the spring when the Minesing flood was up there were strands of white, cob web looking material floating in the air and covering anything in it’s path. It happened again this fall.(October 22, 2012) My dad, who is 87 years old, had never seen it before this year. It floats in the air in long strands (2-3 meters) and sometimes wraps itself together. Perhaps one of your readers can tell me what it is. Cathy Walton

Inquest Date Into The Death of Douglas Minty Announced

October 30, 2012 Guelph -- Dr. Dirk Huyer, Regional Supervising Coroner for Central Region, Guelph Office, today announced that a date has been set for the inquest into the death of Douglas Clive Minty. Mr. Minty, aged 59, died on June 22, 2009 of gunshot wounds after approaching an Ontario Provincial Police officer while in possession of a sharp-edged instrument.  The incident occurred in Elmvale.  The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Mr. Minty's death and will consider police response to individuals who are developmentally delayed. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths. The inquest is expected to last four weeks and to hear from approximately 30 witnesses. The inquest will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the Hampton Inn and Suites, 74 Bryne Drive, Barrie.  Dr. Bert Lauwers will preside as inquest coroner and Mr. Tom Fitzgerald will be counsel to the coroner.

“DIRECTIONS CORRECTED”

(CLEARVIEW TOWNSHIP, ON.) – Several new “Roundabouts” will open up with the newly built by-pass. To many these traffic calming structures are anything but. However the members of the Huronia West and Collingwood / Town of the Blue Mountains Detachments would like to offer some tips on how to safely and successfully navigate roundabouts: Slow down as you approach the roundabout 1) Vehicles in the roundabout move in a counterclockwise direction

2) Choose the correct entry lane a. To turn left or to go straight choose the INSIDE lane b. To turn right or to go straight choose the OUTSIDE lane 3) Traffic in the roundabout has the right-of-way 4) Give large vehicles extra space to manoeuvre 5) Avoid passing other vehicles in the roundabout 6) Watch for pedestrians crossing the roadway when approaching or exiting the roundabout 7) Signal your exit Using and practicing the above tips will made your travels through our new roundabouts a safe and enjoyable one. For more information about Ontario’s Roundabouts including an educational video, brochure and driving tips please visit: www.ontario.ca/roundabout

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E-mail: info@springwaterchamber.ca www.springwaterchamber.ca We'd like to thank both The Conservatory and The Village Shoppe of Elmvale for hosting October's Business After Five event with the Springwater Chamber of Commerce.  

The Village Shoppe is located at 26 Queen St. West and the Conservatory at 21B Queen St. West, across the road from each other.  The Village Shoppe features a variety of gifts, garden items, books, china, country items and candles as well as a Sears Catalogue Pick Up location. The Conservatory is an art and handcraft emporium that

provides local artists and artisans a stable retail outlet for their work. They currently feature more than 50 artists with a variety of work from handcrafts to fine art. Close to 20 members participated in the event. They received a presentation from each business owner and then the participants each had an opportunity to provide a quick overview of their own business.  Refreshments were available at both locations and a door prize was donated by The Conservatory. Christmas Dinner Elmvale Legion, John St. Elmvale December 5th, 6 pm social followed by our dinner, entertainment and prizes.

Editor’s Musings November - Movember is an annual, month-long event involving the growing of a mustache to raise awareness of prostrate cancer and other male cancer initiatives. The campaign began in the United States in 2004 and came to Canada in 2007. As of 2011, Canadians were the largest contributors to the Movember charities of any nations. In 2010 Movember merged with the testicular cancer event Tacheback. In 2012, Movember was one of the top NGOs (non government organization) in the world Because of the administration costs in some of the charities, one sometimes gets a little cynical about giving money. A google search can find that in 2008, they raised $2.4 million with a the costs of marketing, promotional materi-

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als, event venue rentals, etc., amounted to 25% of the campaign gross...but then at another spot you can find that the campaign costs were 9% of the total revenue raised. In 2011, $125.7 million was raised ($41.9 million in Canda), an increase of $48.9 million over the year before. In Canada, 77.7% goes to Prostate Cancer Canada and 11.9% to programs run by the Movember Foundation therefore the balance is the admin fees. In the US, the top 20 charities had a maximum of 0.3% administration expenses with the number 1, Brother’s Brother Foundation, which raised over one billion dollars a zero administration cost. Brother’s Brother was founded in 1958 and its long history has enabled it to efficiently distribute donated medical, agricultural, educational and humanitarian supplies to people in over 140 countries. One of the worse noted in this study used almost 65% of their money for administration fees. A few days ago, an article that I read in the Edmonton Sun follows - ...Indeed, the CBCF has made a cancer that impacts 22,700 Canadian women a year a massive business — and its managers are paid like business executives too. According to Revenue Canada, the top two managers make between $250,000 and $299,999 a year, with a third boss paid between $200,000 and $249,999, and another seven taking home between $120,000 and $159,999. In total, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation spends $14,299,106 on the salaries of 168 full-time employees and 61 part-timers, plus another $4 million on consulting fees. That $18 million on paycheques alone means more than half the $30 million raised by Run for the Cure in 2012 is spent just keeping Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation staff gainfully employed... Further in the article, it says ... An April 2011 report by the CIC called Cancer in Canada showed that four cancers get most of the money in Canada that’s donated to a specific disease. The breakdown has 47% donated to breast cancer, 27% to children’s cancer, 11% to leukemia and 8% to prostate cancer, with less than 7% of cancer-specific charity funding left for all other cancer types... If you go to a Canadian Website called charityintelligence.ca, it lists the 100 major Charities. Movember is not mentioned. Conrad Black may lose his Order of Canada. He will be the fifth to do so. The others are... Alan Eagleson — Revoked February 26, 1998 - Alan Eagleson, executive director of the National Hockey League Player’s Association, for defrauding the hockey players he represented; David Ahenakew — Revoked July 11, 2005 Former head of the Assembly of First Nations, David Ahenakew had his Order revoked following a 2002 speech in which he blamed Jews for World War II, Ahenakew called Jews a “disease.” T. Sher Singh — Revoked December 10, 2008 A star lawyer and race relations advocate, T. Sher Singh was disbarred amid allegations that he failed to provide services to clients who had paid for them. Steve Fonyo — Revoked December 10, 2009 The onelegged runner who raised more than $13 million for cancer research suffered a long fall from grace with repeated impaired driving convictions. Fonyo, who lost a leg to cancer at age 12, completed the Terry Fox cross-canada marathon in 1986 and was awarded the order in 1987. Since the run he struggled with addiction and depression, and committed crimes ranging from fraud to assault. FYI - In 2011, our government overspent their budget by $26.2 billion, In 2010, it was $33.9 and in 2009, the shortfall was $55.6 billion. In 2008, the government overspent by $5.75 billion. From 1997 to 2008, our federal governments balanced the budget and actually decreased the debt by some $50 billion. Our government owes almost 600 billion to date. The interest on this money is $31 billion a year. Our interest rate is at the lowest point ever. Should the Bank of Canada increase the lending rate 1%, the additional payments would be $6 billion per year. One of the reasons many people do not believe in Global Warming or Climate Change is because we do not trust our governments. In Canada, we have a government that once raised the roof of Parliament Hill because the Omnibus bill consisted of 21 pages. Now, they produce a bill of 443 pages and think it is ok. In Ontario, the cynicism was exacerbated when our present premiere said he would not raise taxes and shortly after getting elected, a health tax was instituted. In the United States, the run for presidency yielded a great many ads in which the truth has been an inconvenient mention, How many drugs did our governments laud while releasing them for public use and then recall them because of the damage they have done? We can say the same for many weed sprays i.e. Agent Orange which they sprayed on people. So when it comes to Climate Change - or Global Warming, can you really trust our leaders. Al Gore, the purveyor of Global Warming lived

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in a mansion, drove a gas hungry SUV and where is he today - I understand he is starting a new religion. I heard one scientist say that we were giving ourselves way too much credit for Global Warming. Mankind is such a little microcosm compared to the many living organisms on earth - and we know so little about the effects from outer space. Scientist and studies can come up with whatever conclusion you want. That is how they get paid. Take law for example. Lawyers go to court to defend each side of the argument stunning many observers with their conclusions. A scientific study of Global Warming concludes that any unusual event is caused by our weather changes. Their science is as exact as the information they feed into their computers How come global warming doesn’t bring riches and no storms. This summer, the publicity was about a summer drought. It affected very few farmers in Ontario and most have been talking about record yields and the best prices ever. Some astrologers are commenting on the strange sunbursts that are happening today and wonder if that is affecting the earth’s weather - if we have any weather change. There is more ice at the Antarctica now than ever recorded - but then less at the Aortic. Many can attune that to El Nino which next year begins to retreat. A new book by Charlene Adam, a lady with no affiliations to anything, called the Skeptical Housewife - The Global Warming Book of Revelations should be read by everyone.

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email us at: phelpstonnews@gmail.com A BIG Thank You to Kelly’s New Phelpston for allowing the Parks and Recreation committee to hold the Kids Halloween Party at the Tavern.  What a great success with over 60 kids in attendance - you all looked great!  There is a rink clean-up scheduled for Saturday Nov 24th at 10AM.  Please show you support and help get our community rink ready for a wonderful winter season ahead!  Plans for a Phelpston Christmas Sleigh Ride & Food & Toy Drive are in the works. Stay tuned for more details.  Phelpston sign rental can be arranged through Tina call 705-322-5079, $10/week for rental. Let everyone know about your loved ones birthdays and anniversaries! Don't forget to call Richard to volunteer a helping hand this winter at the rink 705-322-2787. Many hands make light work.  Rink dues will also be collected soon! Next Parks and Rec meeting is scheduled for December 6th at 7:30 pm at the rink (Valender Park). All are welcome to attend. See you soon, Alicia

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Bees can be used to detect landmines. Tiny radio plates the size of a rice grain will be attached to honey bees to detect antipersonnel landmines, of which there are about 100 million in 70 war-torn countries. The tiny radio plates are engraved with serial numbers to keep track of the bees, which are being conditioned to develop a preference in addition to nectar, in this case TNT, or any other material that releases metamphenamine. Special spectrometers that can "smell" TNT are placed in movable beehives to indicate landmines in specific areas. Bees that "smell" of explosives can then be tracked to the landmine. The bees won't detonate the landmines. The worker bees defend the hive. The muscular barbed stinger quickly saw into the skin of the invader and the venom pouch begins to contract rhythmically to pump venom into the intruder.

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 Happy birthday wishes go out to Jake Willett-Webb, Paul Norris, Tysohn Crawford, Bruce Reynolds, Craig Webb, Kim Marion, Jason Giffen, Rebecca MacLachlan, Dylan Caston, Reese Dunsford, Donalda Columbus, Joanne Madill, Emily Hall, Mary Campbell, Hayley Vandervoort, and Fran Marshall.  Bid Euchre is on Friday afternoons at 1 pm in the church basement. Light lunch & prizes. $2.50 per person. Winners from Oct. 25th were: 1st Violet Graham, 2nd Marjorie Charlebois, and 3rd July Hall. Winners from Nov. 2nd were: 1st Violet Graham, 2nd Betty Woolhead, and 3rd Joan Henry. All welcome.  The next Youth Group is on Friday November 9th in the church basement. Bring a cardboard box. Time: 7 p.m.  U.C.W. meeting is on Thursday, November 8th at 11:30 pm in the church basement. Guest speaker is Mile Tolmie.  Sympathy is extended to the Levack Family in the passing of Earl Levack. He passed away in Sun. October 28th.  Wyevale welcomes their newest residents to the village, Morley and Fran Marshall who are no strangers; They moved from the Country into the village.  Gel Nights in Wyevale – With fall festivals and Christmas right around the corner, enjoy a liquid gel mail treatment, at Wyevale Salon and Spa. We welcome Ashley Graham, with her liquid get nails service. We are starting with a promo offer of $30 for a full set, $35 with a full set plus tips, and $20 for refills. 705.322.5149  Anyone with any news items for the paper, please call me and leave a message at 705.527.5274

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Elmvale 322-1482 Midhurst 737-5650 Minesing 722-6440 Online at www.springwater.library.on,ca Did you Know? Tickets are now available for the Friends of the Library Holiday Draw. Check your local branch. LEGO MANIA CHALLENGE WINNER! Congratulations to Sydney (aged 7) for the winning entry in this month’s Lego challenge. Participants were instructed to build a car. Sydney’s entry was entitled “Sydney limo” Be sure to mark your calendar for our next challenge on Sat. Dec 1st, 10am ELMVALE BRANCH. FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY HOLIDAY DRAW! It’s time for our annual Holiday Draw organized by the Friends of Springwater Library. Prizes include an E-Reader (1 winner per branch), a Group of Seven framed print, and two gift baskets. Tickets are just $2 each or $5 for 3 tickets. Ticket sales will end Fri. Dec 14th. ONTARIO EARLY YEARS MIDHURST BRANCH: Thurs. Nov 15 at 10:30am ELMVALE BRANCH: Thurs. Nov 15 at 10:30am MINESING BRANCH: Friday, Nov. 9 at 10:30am, and Thurs. Nov. 15 at 1:30pm. AFTER SCHOOL CRAFT: LET IT SNOW! Be sure to register at your local branch for this fun Snowman Candle holder craft. Cost is $3 per participant. MINESING BRANCH: Thurs Nov 15 at 3:45pm MIDHURST BRANCH: Thurs Nov 22 at 4pm NOVEMBER MOVIE: BRAVE Tues. Nov 13, ELMVALE BRANCH at 6:30pm Fri. Nov 16, MIDHURST BRANCH at 6:30pm Cost is $3 and includes a bottle of water and popcorn. Please register ahead of time for this event.

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 BARRIE ­– Rural residents west of Barrie have at least one nearby clinic where they can get their flu shot. It takes place in the Elmvale Community Centre on Nov. 17 between 1 and 7 p.m. The clinic is one of 48 public clinics being run Great rates by the Simcoe Muskoka on pickups. District Health Unit to Call now provide the free vaccine to as many people to book!!! as possible. “We try to make the flu shot as easy to get as possible, so we offer appointments by phone or online, and there is usually time for drop-in business,” said Laurie Stanford, the manager of vaccine programs at the health unit. “We’re quite pleased as well that the province has allowed more flu shots to be provided through pharmacies this year – there are more opportunities than ever to make sure everyone is pro-

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY ED PATTERSON Happy birthday wishes go out to Ed Patterson. He will be celebrating his 85th birthday this Saturday, Nov. 10 with a get together at Grenfel United Church from 2 to 4 p.m. CHURCH CRAFT AND BAKE SALE COMING UP November is an especially busy month for the ladies at Grenfel United Church. They are preparing for one of the best church bazaars around. They’ll host their craft and bake sale at the Bayfield Mall (in front of Winners), Friday, Nov. 30. The event goes from 9 a.m. until about 3 p.m. The sale offers lots of opportunity to buy lovely handmade gifts for those on your Christmas list as well as lots of holiday baking. Buying baked goods prepared by these very capable cooks and bakers sounds like the way to go to me. I recently picked up some shortbread cookies at a bazaar on the weekend. I popped them in the freezer. They are out of sight and out of mind—for now. Since I can’t really indulge much in sweets anymore I don’t see the point in making a whole lot of them myself. When I have to go to the trouble of making them in my own kitchen I just can’t resist sampling them for “quality control”. SOME WORDS FROM COUNCILLOR MCCONKEY Another busy woman in these parts is our own Councillor Sandy McConkey. With assistance from neighbours, she’s hosting a Spaghetti Dinner Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Grenfel Community Centre. See details below. Councillor McConkey is also very involved in trying to preserve our Springwater Park. She has some words she would like to share with us about that and she will also tell us how we can help. Here is Sandy’s report:  Ward 4 Councillor Update – Sandy McConkey Save Our Springwater Park I know Springwater Park has touched many of us and when mentioned in conversation it is talked about with strong family memories. If you go to the Township website you may connect with the Friends of Springwater Park and the Springwater Coalition. These groups have put great effort into getting the message out there to protect the park. I support these groups and I would like to see the Ministry of Natural Resource work with these various groups and the Municipality to build effective partnerships/stakeholder groups to review and facilitate a plan that would save our Springwater Park. This park is the only park being closed in an urban centre and I feel a place that can bring families together to share the tranquility of wilderness and wildlife is a place that needs to be cherished and managed accordingly. I will have some signs and a petition available at the spaghetti dinner. I understand the petition needs real signatures, so if anyone feels they can share in collecting signatures please reach out to me and I will get you a form. We must collect all signatures by Nov. 13.

 PHOTO CAPTION: Councillors Hanna and McConkey are pleased to put out their signs to support to Save Springwater Park.  Spaghetti Dinner – Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Grenfel Hall As Councillor of Ward 4, I will be hosting – with assistance from neighbours – a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday Nov. 10. All proceeds will go towards the Grenfel Pavilion. Please come out and enjoy a dinner with others in the community. Dinner will be served between 5 and 8 p.m. Adults $10 and children under 16 are $7. The prince includes dinner, salad, roll, cake and beverage. If there are any high school students looking for volunteer hours, I would appreciate the assistance. Please contact me via email at Sandy.McConkey@springwater.ca *** 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 chulahorn@aol.com. Like many legends of early America, Plymouth Rock is very likely just that - a legend. The first written record of the stone as the spot where passengers stepped off the Mayflower was published more than a century afterward. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.

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The Internet World is by far the worst for producing scams, and frauds, along with Snail mail (Post Office Mail), and telephone methods. The scams and frauds being perpetrated are so perfected, and done so professionally, no wonder people are being scammed! The list of Scams / Frauds are from A-Z, including Bank, Investment, Mail-Order, Astrology, Repair, Credit Card, and E-Mail (and Post Office Mail) Scams, Overpayment Scams (this is Fraud), Grandmother/Grandfather Scams, Fly-By-Night (Business) Scams, the illustrious (but dastardly) Internet “Trolls”, and lots more. These Scams and Frauds has got to stop!!!!!! Protect yourself, and be aware and knowledgeable about Scams, or you could be the next target! Never feel afraid, scared, or ashamed to tell a friend, or to report a Scam or Fraud. Generally, that means contacting your local Police, RCMP, Canada Anti-Fraud Centre, and anyone else who will listen, including websites that are loaded with information about scams. I will be introducing a COMPLETELY FREE Anti-Scam / Anti-Fraud Website. WHY???? To alert and educate the public on various scams, and frauds, and how to protect themselves against this invasion! Individuals can file can file and update reports if they feel they have been scammed. Also, rebuttals can be filed against individuals / businesses. Each type of scam will be investigated by us, and we will advise you of the results. No computer, no problem! Just call, and we will help. Seminars can be held locally, if requested. Please call me with any suggestions/ideas you may have. Let’s work on this together, and dent the scammers and fraudsters worlds!!!!!! Call Kathy 705-322-6191 Email: ks333792@gmail.com

Wear a poppy, a reminder of the blood-red flower which grew in the fields of Flanders, Belgium where many Canadians died. On November 11th we honour those who have fought for Canada in the past and we show our support for the peacekeepers currently serving in Afghanistan and abroad. Join your community for the Remembrance Day celebrations of our beloved heroes. With the winter season quickly approaching we are getting out our hats and gloves, putting on our boots, and preparing for the cold months ahead. It is important that we do what we can to help out in our community by giving donations or volunteering our time to provide for those in need. Holiday Train The CPR Holiday Train returns to Springwater! This year’s event will take place on Sunday, December 2nd at Anne St. N. & Hwy 26 at 11:40 am. Come out and show your support for the Elmvale and District & Barrie Food Banks. Springwater Provincial Park As we continue to watch for updates on Springwater Provincial Park it is encouraging to see that so many are in support of maintaining the park’s ‘operational’ status. Please forward your questions and concerns to Minister Gravelle and to our local MPP, Jim Wilson. We have spoken with some community groups and are scheduled to meet with the County of Simcoe in the coming weeks. For information and updates please visit our website at www. springwater.ca/spp. Administration Centre Entrance Sign Come and see the new digital message board and welcome sign at the Township of Springwater Administration Centre. This new addition will provide information on upcoming meetings and community events. Elmvale and District Horticultural Society Fall Seminar It was a delight to join the volunteers for their fall seminar this year. Since 1979 the District 16 Horticultural Society has been doing wonderful work around our communities to help keep Springwater a beautiful place. EDHS Commencement Mayor Linda Collins was pleased to attend the 58th Elmvale District High School Commencement and present the Springwater Township Award. Well wishes and congratulations to the graduates and all the best in your future endeavours.

Jim Wilson, MPP Simcoe-Grey

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Paying tribute on Remembrance Day

For most of us, war is a distant reality seen only through images on camera or written accounts in a book, or magazine.  In our daily lives, we are far removed from the violence and suffering that comes along with war.  Remembrance Day is the solemn occasion that Canadians across the country can take pause and pay tribute to the brave men and women in our armed forces who continue to serve our country and fight to preserve our freedom as a nation.  As your Member of Provincial Parliament for the riding of Simcoe-Grey, I am truly honoured to extend my deep appreciation in recognition of our many veterans and troops on this Remembrance Day.  These brave men and women sacrifice so our nation can prevail, and it is because of them that we live in one of the safest and most free countries in the world.  November 11th is the day that we as a nation pay tribute to these sacrifices.   This day we celebrate the bravery and heroism of the men and women of our Armed Forces, Air Force and Navy and the resolve of a nation that stands four-squared behind them.  Today our veterans have become part of a generation that has found themselves on the fault line of history, and they are rising magnificently to the challenge cementing Canadians' reputation as a brave and a just people.  These men and women made a brave choice: Rather than ignore tyranny and injustice somewhere over there, they chose to cross an ocean, hurl themselves at an enemy and liberate captive nations.  And, in doing so they crossed another ocean: the one that separates those who stand by and watch evil grow and those who act for the good of all.  This is a debt that can never adequately be repaid and on November 11th, we remember.  On Sunday, legions throughout the riding are hosting ceremonies of remembrance to pay homage to our fallen soldiers.  I am happy to be on hand to attend a number of them and I encourage you to do the same.  Wreaths are being laid in Alliston, Angus, Beeton, Blue Mountains, Clarksburg, Collingwood, Creemore, Elmvale, Everett, Lisle, New Lowell, Stayner, Tottenham and Wasaga Beach.  Lest we forget.

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Upcoming Events Remembrance Day Elmvale Sunday, November 11, 10:30 am (Elmvale Library, 50 Queen Street West, Elmvale) Remembrance Day Barrie Sunday, November 11, 11:30 am (Memorial Square, 65 Dunlop Street East, Barrie) Politically Speaking – Wednesday, November 21 (Rogers TV, 9:00 pm) CPR Holiday Train – Sunday, December 2, 11:40 am Elmvale Santa Claus Parade – Sunday, December 2, 1:00 pm Anten Mills Santa Claus Parade – Sunday, December 9, 1:00 pm

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TAKE NOTICE that the Council of The Township of Springwater intends to approve the 2013 Operating and Capital Budgets at its meeting of November 19, 2012 to be held in the Council Chamber, 2231 Nursery Road, Midhurst. A Public Information session was held on November 5, 2012 in the Council Chamber during the regular Council meeting to seek stakeholder feedback on the proposed 2013 budget, and further deliberated on November 7, 2012 at the General Committee Meeting.

PROPOSED WATER AND WASTEWATER SERVICE RATES AND CHARGES February 2013 to January 2014

November 7 General Committee 4:30 pm, Township Administration Centre

TAKE NOTICE that Springwater Township Council will hold a Public Meeting under the Municipal Act at its meeting of December 3, 2012 commencing at 7:30 p.m., Township Administration Centre, 2231 Nursery Road in the Council Chamber. The Public Meeting is to consider proposed changes to the water and sewer service rates in effect in the Township of Springwater from those currently in effect;

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AND FURTHER, upon adoption of the 2013 budget by Council, the 2013 Tax Rate By-law will come forward at the earliest possible meeting after the Provincial Education and County tax rates and ratios have been set; AND FURTHER, that Street Light Services areas have been updated to include any newly constructed subdivisions. The $38 per property Street Light Service fee is FROOHFWHGRQWKH7D[%LOOVIRUWKHEHQHÂżWLQJ properties; AND AND FURTHER, that the 2013 Budget continues the Police Services charge of $194 for all properties except for vacant farmland and managed forest which will be charged $97 per property. A Police Service Charge has been applied to all assessed properties in the Township of Springwater since the cost of OPP services was transferred to the local municipality as part of the Local Service Realignment. The Police Service Fee is collected on the Tax Bills. THE PROPOSED 2013 BUDGET, together with the calculated tax impact, is available IRU SXEOLF YLHZLQJ DW WKH 7RZQVKLS 2IÂżFH and on the Township website. Questions should be directed to Laurie Kennard, Deputy CAO/Director of Finance at (705) 728-4784 ext. 2009 or laurie.kennard@springwater.ca

SNOW REMOVAL By-law 2005-018, as amended. Please remember that the +LJKZD\7UDIÂżF $FW and the Township of Springwater 7UDIÂżF DQG 3DUNLQJ %\ODZ  DV amended, restricts the piling of snow on roads and parking on roads within the Township of Springwater during the winter season, starting on November 1st.

AND TAKE NOTICE that in 2006 the Township completed a Water and Waste Water Full Cost Recovery Plan that determined water rates until 2015 and wastewater rates to 2025. The Township adopted a gradual approach to full cost recovery and has been following this plan since 2006. Council has directed that an updated rate study be undertaken in 2013, these new by-laws will be the interim rates until that study is completed and follow the 4.3% increase in rates proposed in the 2006 study. ANY PERSON may attend the Public Meeting and make written and/or verbal representation either in support or in opposition to the proposed By-law. Persons interested in submitting written comments may: a) mail their comments to: Township of Springwater, 2231 Nursery Road, Minesing, ON L0L 1Y2, Attention: John Daly, Director of Corporate Services & Clerk; b) fax their comments to the attention of the Clerk at 705-728-6957; or c) e-mail their comments to the attention of the Township Clerk at info@springwater.ca Written submissions for Council’s consideration must be received by the Clerk no later than 12 noon on Wednesday, November 28, 2012. All submissions received will form part of a public record. A copy of the Cost Recovery Plan and the proposed Water and Wastewater Rates Bylaws will be available for public viewing on the Township website www.springwater.ca. Questions may be directed to the Deputy CAO/Director of Finance, Laurie Kennard at 705-728-4784 Ext 2009.

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Local Businesses & Service Groups! You can sponsor ‘Public Skating’ for children and adults in our community on Sundays at the Elmvale Arena. Call Janine Peck 705-728-4784 ext. 2054 for more information.

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November 13 Elmvale Recreation Service Board 5:00 pm, Knox Building November 13 Grenfel Recreation Service Board 7:30 pm, Grenfel Community Hall November 15 Community Policing Committee 7:30 pm, Elmvale Library November 19 Council Meeting 5:30 pm, Township Administration Centre November 20 Minesing Recreation Board 7:00 pm, Minesing Community Hall November 21 Recreation Advisory Committee 7:00 pm, Township Administration Centre November 26 Planning Committee 5:30 pm, Township Administration Centre

JOB POSTING PLANNER Reporting to the Manager of Planning, the Planner is responsible for the review, research, analysis, preparation, and implementation of planning and related policy development. This is a full-time 12 month contract position (with possibility for extension). For a complete job description and instructions please visit: www.springwater.ca/careers Interested applicants are invited to submit resumes before 12:00 noon on Friday, November 9, 2012

COMMUNITY POLICING A new bicycle was recently purchased for OPP patrols. The money was raised through various events and contributions by 3 local Community Policing Committees and the Huronia West OPP Detachment. The bicycle will be used for day and night patrols in urban areas such as Elmvale and Midhurst. For more information please contact: Bob Sporring (705-726-2239) or Ken French (705-322-1894 or cell 705-321-1155).

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Garfield Dunlop MPP Simcoe North

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Severn Sound Environmental Association Receives Fund

On behalf of the Huronia Community Foundation, Grants Chair person Barbara Jones presents Keith Sherman, Executive Director of Severn Sound Environmental Association with a cheque from the Stow Endowment Fund. This fund was established by Dunc McLaren in memory of his step father Christopher Stow (Ticker) who was a long-time supporter of the Severn Sound Environmental Association. Dunc McLaren, on behalf of the Christopher Stow fund, has gifted to the Severn Sound Environmental Association a cheque for $550.00 to support their continued success with their Water Monitoring Program of the Severn Sound Watershed area. Keith Sherman said “this is quite a honour, Ticker was a great supporter Severn Sound Public Advisory Committee of the RAP and SSEA. We appreciate Dunc’s thoughtfulness. As a former PAC Chair Dunc is also a wonderful supporter of our activities.� #

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Atom Team Captures Roy Beechey Memorial Trophy

http://www.gardenontario.org/ The Atom Rep team sponsored by the Elmvale Lion’s Club recently travelled down the 400 and 401 West to Tillsonburg to play in the Roy Beechey Memorial Rep Tournament. Their first opponents in the tournament were from Pelham. The team played hard and came away with a 4 – 2 win. Next up was Listowel who proved to be a tough opponent. At the end of regulation time the game was tied 2-2. Tournament rules dictated overtime playing 3 on 3. With hardwork Elmvale skated away with the win and headed to the finals in first play. The final game brought Listowel and Elmvale back onto the ice surface together. Both teams played their best and provided some exciting hockey to watch. Elmvale managed to put one past the Listowel netminder and this is all it took to skate away with the trophy as they won the game 1-0. The Atom Rep team comprised of Nathan Robertson, Carter Crowder, Raymond Haring, Cade Preston, Ethan Faris, Luke Dutton, Jason Priest, Noah Parnell, Isaak McGinnis, Jack Nell, Blake Columbus, Logan Sandercock, Robbie Tolles and goaltender Jacob Sanderson began their season on September 29th in Owen Sound. They have played 5 regular season games against some tough opponents and currently hold a 4 – 0 – 1 record. They have received great coaching from Donnie Robertson Friends of Arlene Sherrif celebrate the planting of a "Standard Flowering Hydrangea Tree".  and Paul Priest and trainer Dave Crowder is ready at all times to step on the ice and help if needed. The Atom Rep team often begin Friday nights at the arena with their home games. Please check out the website www. elmvaleminorhockey.ca and come out to watch some exciting hockey and cheer the team on. Make a night of it and stay to watch and cheer on our other EMHA teams.

Lions Help Breaden Steel get Rifton Dynamic Stander The Rifton Dynamic Stander is a mobility standing aid for clients with motor delays that provides partial weight bearing support in standing, while enabling mobility in an upright position. When using this standing device, clients can develop their gross motor skills of sit– to–stand transitioning and standing. Seven year old Breaden Steele’s best mobility devise was a walker. But since he he was somewhat bent over all the time, his physiotherapist mentioned the Stander to his parents, Brad and Carol. In June, Breaden got the loan of a $3400 devise which they hoped would improve his mobility. He immediately took to the devise. Whereas before, he could only stand around and watch his classmates play basketball, he now learned to dribble the ball and shoot hoops. He could now go to the library and choose the books he wants. He could now stand upright A "Sunburst Honey Locust Tree" was planted to recognize Jeane with his peers and look them in the face. His trunk strength began to improve. But the loner only lasted into the late summer. The Elmvale Lockhart's many years of dedication to Horticulture. Lions got a request in writing, along with some videos, as to how this would help a young person progress, hopefully with the aim that by the time he turns 14, and out grows the Stander, he would be strong enough to use walking canes. The Steeles were lucky enough to negotiate a $2400 purchase price of which the Lions paid half. Braeden lives in Wyevale and is now, able to get around better and therefore he has more freedom, and he can participate in outdoor activities. Thank you to the Elmvale and District Lions for their assistance.

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Letters to the Editor • The Springwater Forum • Your Page Save The Spring water Park Conservative actions speak louder Paul O. Berthiaume - I am 77 years old . “The park” than words on veterans

by has been familiar to me since I was a boy. The Tracey Family Reunion was held there as long as I can remember. There were hundreds of people from babies to great grandparents; aunts and uncles; and lots of cousins. It was always held on Canada Day, the first day of July. There were baseball games, races and shoe tosses for all ages, followed by a combined picnic with pies, ice cream, cakes and cookies in the great pavilion. There was live entertainment and lots of songs like “Hand Me Down My Walkin Cane” Later on my children remember these reunions. My wife and I spent many days walking through the park with our grandchildren in their strollers. We would visit the animals, especially Ferlie The Bear, who is still there, and Jennifer and Andy the beautiful deer who have since been replaced. For many years the dancing trumpeter swans had babies who were later released into the wild at Wye Marsh. What is the point of all this? Without any forewarning or chance for public input The Province is closing the park on March 31, 2013. The terrifically conscientious staff and park attendants are being discharged. The university students will no longer be hired. Three beautiful well maintained, like new washrooms will be dismantled. This beautiful 47-hectare park with miles of nature hiking trails, also used for cross country skiing in the winter, is going to be ruined. The purpose of this program is to cut back, don’t spend, and don’t grow…. Just stifle …to reduce the deficit. Here is a million dollars worth of assets. There are 47 hectares (no property taxes ) of beautiful, natural hiking trails, streams, brooks and ponds etc.; automatic entrance and gatehouse; store with office; a basketball court; horseshoe pits; three washrooms; huge central pavilion; attached picnic rooms with cooking facilities; ten smaller pavilions etc. There is a Canadian wildlife sanctuary for injured animals and birds. There are bears, wolves, coyotes, fox, lynx, wild cats, owls, swans, geese, pheasants, etc. properly penned in a natural habitat all well maintained . There is also an amazing playground for children. There are six existing parking lots. It has taken over 100 years and thousands of dedicated man hours to develop. How can you not make money with a setup like this ? The main drawback contributing to the decline in the number of park patrons is the entrance fee. I have seen many cars turn around and leave. Who is going to pay $14. to picnic in the park ? Business sense says that it is way overpriced. No wonder there is no business. (they are making the same mistake at Wasaga Beach )Anyone knows that to increase business you don’t increase the price you decrease the price. It should be $4. You create more jobs , more employment, not unemployment . Annual park day passes have grown from around $30.to $100. Average people are balking at the price and finding other ways. We have had a park pass for many years and still do. We would go to the park two or three times a week. Is this counted in the actual revenue and use of the park ? We have recently moved about 25km. from the park and have asked about 20 families in our neighborhood what they thought about closing Spring water Park. Very few even knew about the park and those that did, had no idea of the facilities or the animals that are there. Advertising and proper signage would be a great advantage.. There is one major suggestion for expansion. Create a thousand overnight campsites with electrical hookups There is plenty of room on the north acreages. Located on the edge of Barrie, this would be a tremendous asset during events such as Kempenfest, when accommodation is scarce. Look to the future to grow not stifle. This should not be the end but the beginning.

Two schools get top marks for Learning & Living Green

Midhurst/October 30, 2012 – When it comes to learning and living green, two schools are at the head of the class. The per-student diversion of organics during the 2011/2012 school year at Bradford’s Honourable Earl Rowe Public School was the highest among the almost 100 schools participating in the Learning & Living Green project, while Prince of Peace Catholic School in Essa Township achieved the highest per student recycling rate. Both schools were awarded a certificate and an iPad by the County of Simcoe at special assemblies held on Monday, Oct. 29.  “We are very proud of these two schools for leading the way in diverting waste from landfill,” said County of Simcoe Warden Cal Patterson. “The importance of reducing and diverting waste is a valuable lesson for students that will benefit our communities both now and into the future.” The Learning & Living Green program has been a highly successful partnership between the County of Simcoe and the school boards having an immediate effect since it was first launched. This partnership created a collection program in local schools consistent with the County’s residential curb-side program, helping motivate increased waste diversion at home. Children play a major role in influencing adult behaviour with respect to environmental practices. This was embedded into the Learning & Living Green program when it was created in 2010. 

MP Kellie Leitch and the Conservative government go to great lengths to convince Canadians they care about our veterans. Yet actions speak louder than words and they continue to neglect our veterans while using them as political props. Consider this: the Conservatives spent $750,000 dollars and 5 years dragging our veterans through the courts over their pensions. They fought tooth and nail to prevent them from getting what they earned and deserve. The government lost that battle when the Federal Court, in a stinging rebuke, ruled in favour of our disabled veterans. Then consider the situation of veterans who pass away: the `Last Post Fund` is supposed to pay up to $3600 dollars to help cover veterans’ funeral costs.  This amount is already inadequate to meet the actual costs of a funeral.  But to make the situation worse, the Conservative government’s rejection rate of over 60% since 2006 for applications to the Fund is staggering. Likewise, we are now learning from media reports that funeral operators from across Canada are absorbing the costs because many of the veterans and their families have been left twisting in the wind by this government. Imagine how much more decent and honourable it would have been had the Conservatives spent that $750,000 dollars to help pay for the funeral costs of our veterans instead of fighting them in court over their pensions. When Ms. Leitch brags about their record on veterans, remind her of the truth. No amount of government spin can change that reality. Sean Casey, MP Liberal Party of Canada Veterans Affairs Critic 613-996-4714

Conservative neglect of credit card fees costing small business billions

  While Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has finally taken some action against abusive business practices of pre-paid credit cards, he continues to ignore the elephant in the room: outrageous credit card fees that cost small businesses billions every year.  Each year, Visa and Mastercard charge businesses an estimated $5 billion through hidden fees. These fees range from 1.5 per cent to 3 per cent on each purchase, which is almost twice the fee charged to Europeans, New Zealanders, and Australians. In contrast, Interact charges a flat fee of approximately 12 cents, regardless of the value of the purchase.  For example, a three percent hidden credit card fee on a $500 iPad is $15. But if you use a debit card instead, the fee is only 12 cents. You can probably guess where the money to pay these extra fees comes from.   Because credit card companies use their market power to prevent businesses from charging fees on transactions made with Visa or Mastercards, merchants have little choice but to embed those cost in the prices of goods sold to all customers. The real impact of hidden credit card fees is that everyone pays higher prices, regardless of how they pay.  The Liberal Party has been calling for tougher rules for years, but Minister Flaherty has not only been ignoring this problem, he has worsened the situation. He has allowed card issuers (the banks) to offer both Visa and Mastercard, rather than one or the other. This has created a perverse situation whereby these companies now compete to offer higher fees to banks, with the extra costs once again being passed off to small businesses and their customers.  Things are getting even worse, with Visa set to introduce “ultra-premium” cards with even higher fees next year. It is long past time that the Conservative government take action against the anti-competitive practices of credit card companies. It wouldn’t cost taxpayers a dime and would save small businesses and consumers billions. Joyce Murray, MP Liberal Party of Canada Critic for Small Business 613-992-2430 A small boy stunned his parents after church one Sunday when he began to empty his pockets of nickels, dimes, and quarters. Finally his mother asked the obvious question: "Where did you get all that money?" "At Sunday school," the boy replied enthusiastically. "They got bowls of it!" "We are often so caught up in our destination that we forget to appreciate the journey, especially the goodness of the people we meet along the way. Appreciation is a wonderful feeling, don't overlook it."-- Anonymous A ‘report card’ was developed to determine each school’s diversion ���grade’, as well as to generate some friendly rivalry between schools. Honourable Earl Rowe students collected 6.32 kilograms of organic material per student compared with an average of 2.19 per student at the other participating schools. Prince of Peace students collected 24.48 kilograms of recycling per student compared with an average of 9.69 per student elsewhere.  “We are particularly proud of Honourable Earl Rowe for being the top ranked organics diversion school,” said Kayla Kalalian, Environmental Systems Co-ordinator for the Simcoe County District School Board. “The organics program is in its infancy, and therefore not yet second nature; however, it’s an easy program to participate in, and makes a significant difference to our environment.”

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Welcome to staff, special guests/award presenters, parents/family, and most especially our returning grads. My remarks tonight are represented metaphorically by a traffic signal - 3 colours = 3 main points. It’s an honour/privilege for me to speak to you one last time tonight. Red – Stop and give thanks tonight. Thanks for: the opportunity to receive an Education. Thanks for living in a Country where such an opportunity is so standard, it’s all too often taken for granted. The fact is that you didn’t get to this point all on your own – someone inspired, motivated, coached or otherwise supported you towards this achievement. So, tonight, before your celebration of accomplishment begins (as it should) make sure to say thanks to: A classmate/study partner – A teacher/coach – and most especially to your parents Amber – Proceed with Caution – Life’s true experience is not available as an “App”. Advancements in Technology have driven normal expectations into the stratosphere with a speed I don’t think anyone really anticipated – but to be fair, you (Grads) can’t appreciate that, as you are “digital natives”, unlike all of the teachers in front of you. A by-product of this however, is a Culture of “Instant Gratification” and its close cousin “Entitlement”. We want it all and we want it now – moreover – we expect it – furthermore – we’re miffed when it doesn’t happen – instant communication, instant food, instant love, instant success We want and expect to have today what it took our parents and grandparents a lifetime to acquire. So here’s a guarantee – life’s greatest disappointments and frustration will come to those who focus on immediate results and short-term goals. Conversely, life’s greatest satisfactions and rewards come to those who develop the discipline to delay gratification while focusing on longterm goals. My advice then is to “slow it down”, live in the present, trade texting and Facebook for the enduring quality of personal communication. The reality is that there are no “Credit Recoveries” for most of the opportunities that life will bring your way. Green - Go – The definition of Commencement is “to begin”. Tonight is not an ending, it’s a beginning. When you go out into the world with the tools and abilities you now possess, go with an attitude of “Lifelong Learning”. Wikipedia describes Lifelong Learning as “the lifelong, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. As such, it not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship and personal development, but also competitiveness and employability.” Here are the benefits of Lifelong learning:- It helps to fully develop natural abilities, creates an open, curious and hungry mind, increases wisdom, helps us adapt to change (digital immigrants), keeps us involved as active contributors to society, find meaning in our lives, to establish new relationships and leads to an enriching life of self-fulfillment. Henry Ford is quoted as stating that “anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep young.” So, now it’s time to go – the light is green - look both ways before proceeding, step on the gas, but don’t floor it – open the window , go steady and enjoy the scenery. Congratulations to the Graduating class of 2012! Randy Bauer Principal - EDHS

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by Mike Townes ten. On the Ice: The Elmvale Curling Club will be hosting a Chris Bigras has NHL scouts watching him very closely this season. The Ford Hot Shots and Drive One Event on December 8, Elmvale native is in his second year with 2012 at the Elmvale Curling Club. Members of the club the Owen Sound Attack of the OHL and and invited guests will be taking part in a hot shots comhe has everyone on the team and coach- petition during the day, plus a Ford dealership in our area will have a fleet of cars available all day for test drives. ing staff impressed with his play. The defenseman’s main job is containing the league’s best There will be prizes for all the hot shot competitors plus offensive units and he has been doing the job well with a the Elmvale Curling Club will receive $20.00 for each test plus-14 so far this season. He has also has picked up 13 drive taken, donated by Ford of Canada. The funds will be points in 16 games for the Attack while keeping the oppo- used to offset costs for the new compressor that has been sition shooters off the score sheet. His coaches have been installed at the Curling Club. More details in the next isputting him in pressure situations and he has done the job sue of the Springwater News…Garrett Wilson is playing for the Cincinnati Cyclones this season in the East Coast very well. Chris is ranked 41st on the international scouting servic- Hockey League. He has 4 points in six games while the es and has a “B” grade ranking by NHL Central Scouting team is undefeated as of Sunday (6-0-2-0)…John McFarfor the upcoming 2013 NHL Entry Draft in June, 2013. He land is playing for the San Antonio Rampage of the Ameriwas “Rookie of the Year” for Owen Sound last season and can Hockey League. John has 2 points in four games and he continues to strive to get better every game he plays the team has a record of 2-2-0-0...I do not miss hockey yet but I do miss Don Cherry…Fill the hockey void by going with the Attack. Open 7 days a week with pumpkins, squash, apOwen Sound leads the Midwest Division of the OHL with to the local arena to support our minor hockey teams… ples, fruit andexcited manytomore items. fans are hear appetizing that Manitoba skip Jennifer a 12-2-0-2 record while the Barrie Colts lead the Central Curling Thomas & Kelly Birch Jones and Team Howard second Brent Laing are expecting Division with a 12-4-0-1 record. 705.835.2930 in December.• 2 Mill St. East, Hillsdale Good luck to Chris the rest of the season and also in the a baby This Day in Sports (November 8): The St. Louis EaNHL draft in June! Hopefully there will be a NHL season of some kind so the draft will take place. Without ranking gles played their first NHL game in St. Louis in 1934. & after District Horticultural Society They folded only one season…Yogi Berra was named from this season, the NHL will have to come up with a plan Elmvale by Kevin Healey, M.G. American League MVP in 1951…Whitey Ford won the Cy for drafting order. Quiz Time: Only one goalie played more games for the Young award in 1961…Toronto became the first NHL areToronto Maple Leafs than Johnny Bower. Name that goal- na to install separate penalty-box doors for each team in 1963…Frank Robinson won the American League MVP in ie. Answer below. Remembrance Day: This Sunday, November 11, we 1966. He became the first player to win the award in both It’s Orr retired from the NHL in 1978. He had again will be remembering the veterans that fought and leagues…Bobby scored 915 points in 657again games…Happy Birthday to Johnat died for our freedom. Many professional and amateur players served their countries -- many did not return. The Me- ny Bower (1924). This & That: The World Series was short and sweet. The morial Cup was created to honor OHA players who died in World War 1. It later came to represent all soldiers who Detroit Tigers played like house cats that would like to be 36Francisco Queen St.Giants W. Elmvale were the better team in died fighting for Canada in any conflict. Major league taking a nap. San Toronto Blue Jays must get a baseball had over 500 players or future players serve. The all areas of the game…The (705) 322-1691 NFL had over 600. The National Hockey League had over new manager fast. Free agents will not want to go to a team 100 Canadian hockey players take part in the World Wars. without a manager in place…Today’s column is my 261st Sporting events started to play their national anthems be- consecutive over ten years writing for the Springwater fore games to support the troops—a tradition that has con- News. My boss remarked at $50.00 a column he now owes tinued to this day. The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Chi- me over $13,000. He told me the cheque is in the mail… has items played the most games in net for the Maple (except already on sale) cago BlackHawks were both named after the divisions that Turk Broda while Johnny Bower is second with 475. both their owners were part of in the 1st World War. Please Leafs (629) Remember - we’re now closed take time on Sunday to remember the fallen who gave their

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This book can be found in the Junior Fiction section by Lian Tanner, entitled Museum of Thieves. Rating: 4 – I truly enjoyed this book...and yet, it failed to rock my world because... BOOK ONE: THE KEEPERS TRILOGY. Goldie Roth, like every child in the city of Jewel wears a silver guardchain and is forced to follow the rules of the Blessed Guardians. When her separation day is cancelled, Goldie risks her life and those she leaves behind when she runs away. After finding refuge in the Museum of Dunt she learns only the cunning mind of a thief can understand the museum’s strange, shifting rooms and the ways to protect the power it holds. Which is just as well, because the leader of the Blessed Guardians has plans for the museum, plans that threaten the lives of everyone Goldie loves. This was a great book for many reasons. 1. LOVE the cover, 2. LOVE a smart, rebellious young girl heroine, 3. LOVED the non-stop action, 4. LOVE that this is a series – woo hoo! This highly enjoyable read takes us on a whirl-wind journey that at times reminded me of Hogwarts – the staircases shift, with flavors of, The Fantastical eyes of Peter Nimble – the adults are control crazy and the children band together to make a breathable difference for themselves.

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A great way to pass on your family legacy. As free genealogy websites disappear or are bought out, the fee-based websites come into play. Do they contain as much info as the fee-based sites? Not necessarily. There are numerous various approaches that anyone can do in tracing their roots including a very simple to a very complex reports. Reports are fully dependent on what information you are looking for to place into a report. Do you have the time, knowledge, computer savvy, research abilities, and technical knowledge to place photo-copies of documents, photos, in your documented report, including numbering all generations and branches in your documents? Can you use computer software to enter all information, and input audio and video into your family history? Tracing your roots can be very interesting, but it is very time-intensive, and is considered to be a life-time hobby. Do you want to hire a Genealogist to do your family searching for you? Most have been searching for quite a number of years, and only take a short time (in comparison, you may take hours and hours to find info) to find various elements of family histories. They will do a full detailed report on your family history, from simple to complex. All of this hinges on what you wish to include in your family history. Genealogist Consultants can advise you how to get through your Brick Walls, and advise where to find information reasonably quickly. Genealogists generally charge various amounts based on time and research. Please contact me, if you wish any help with tracing your roots or consulting on various issues. Kathy Sheehan Phone: 705-322-6191 Email: ks333792@gmail.com "The Chair" An eccentric philosophy professor gave a one question final exam after a semester dealing with a  broad array of topics. The class was already seated and ready to go when the professor picked up his chair, plopped it on his desk and wrote on the board: "Using everything we have learned this semester, prove that this chair does not exist." Fingers flew, erasers erased, notebooks were filled in furious fashion. Some students wrote over 30pages in one hour attempting to refute the existence of the chair. One member of the class however, was up and finished in less than a minute.  Weeks later when the grades were posted, the rest of the group wondered how he could have gotten an A when he had barely written anything at all. His answer consisted of two words: "What chair?"

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Don’t waste all those bags of gold

Following Halloween, it seems another tradition has evolved; the lining of the streets each year with paper bags full of golden leaves. Our local municipalities offer a tremendous, environmentally friendly service by collecting the bags and turning the contents into organic mulch, but you may want to consider doing the same thing yourself and feeding your own garden with some of nature’s gifts. Leaves from deciduous trees like birch, locust and linden can be collected and used as a wonderful mulch for shrubs and perennial gardens. Covering the soil with a layer of leaves several inches deep will help to insulate plants for the winter. If we have a dry fall, you may want to wet the layer of leaves down with water, to prevent them from blowing away. This will speed up the decomposing process; otherwise rain and snow will help compress the leaves over the next few months. In spring, you have the option of leaving the leaf cover on the beds as mulch. Or, you can choose to lightly turn the rotted leaves into the soil with a garden fork, a great way to return nutrition into the soil. If you have a large property, another option is to stockpile the leaves in the form of a compost pile. Turning the pile frequently with a fork will encourage aeration. The rotted leaves can be added to beds in the spring. If lying on lawn areas, those same leaves can also be used as top dressing for grass. Simply shred the leaves into fine pieces using a lawnmower (a mulching blade will help) to form a light covering. This practice, combined with aeration, will encourage earth worms to pull the tiny leaf pieces down into the turf, supplying food for the roots of your lawn. Leaves from some species such as oak, chesnut and beech do not break down as quickly as smaller leaves. Take a little more time to ensure those leaves are shredded as small as possible, to speed up the decomposing process. But as the old saying reminds us, Time is Money. Spending a few hours this fall creating your own organic mulch and top dressing will not only produce healthy gardens, but will also save on soil amendments you will have to purchase in the spring. Denis Flanagan - Horticulturist and Public Relations Manager for Landscape Ontario dflanagan@landscapeontario.com Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association is one of the most vibrant associations of its kind, comprised of over 2,000 members, ten sector groups and nine local chapters. Its trade mission is to promote the horticulture industry in Ontario, and its public mission is to promote the joys and benefits of green spaces.

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“Celebrating Life” Janna Copeland, BA, MDiv. Regional Spiritual Care and Bereavement Coordinator North Simcoe Muskoka Palliative Care Network The notion of ‘living each day to the fullest’, is a concept we hear frequently, from graduation addresses, to popular songs and at funerals. Recently, I asked myself, what does the notion of celebrating life really have to do with Hospice Palliative Care? The answer is everything. Personally, I think of a man I know - a young father in the final stages of an aggressive cancer – holding his small children tight and taking in every possible baseball game with them he can. I think of my own 91 year old Grandmother pouring over book upon book and reveling in time with family, bestowing her sage wisdom upon us. The idea of celebrating life in the face of death can be tough to grasp, as it looks so different for each of us and isn’t always easy. If we’re honest with ourselves I’d say most people dream of leaving a legacy behind - a mark on the world, to be remembered for something meaningful. I’d like to suggest that celebrating life is connected to leaving a legacy, ask yourself: • What are those things that we value most? • What is most important to us? • How do we derive joy from our lives? • How do we celebrate in the face of adversity? • When others look back what will they remember us for? • How will we be remembered as celebrating our lives? Perhaps it is time to begin reflecting on your own potential legacy and how you celebrate life in terms of living each day to the fullest. Maybe you are someone who: • enjoys the simpler or finer things in life • has a passion for high flying adventure • has a belief in something bigger • a nature lover • a sports’ enthusiast • a proud parent or grandparent • someone like my Grandmother who values literature. Whatever it is, I invite you to look at and appreciate those things that brighten your view through the kaleidoscope of life and celebrate the journey of creating your own personal legacy. Find out more about Hospice Palliative care by visiting the North Simcoe Muskoka Palliative Care Network website at www.palliativecarenetworknsm.ca or by calling your local Hospice: Hospice Huronia serving Midland/ Penetanguishene 705-549-1034; Hospice Georgian Triangle serving Collingwood/Wasaga Beach 705-444-2555; Hospice Simcoe serving Barrie & Area 705-722-5995. We are here to help. Next month’s article “Coping with Holidays”

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Tobacco Smoke Enemas (1750s – 1810s) The tobacco enema was used to infuse tobacco smoke into a patient’s rectum for various medical purposes, primarily the resuscitation of drowning victims. A rectal tube inserted into the anus was connected to a fumigator and bellows that forced the smoke towards the rectum. The warmth of the smoke was thought to promote respiration, but doubts about the credibility of tobacco enemas led to the popular phrase “blow smoke up one’s ass.”

*-- Study: Horror films burn calories --*WESTMINSTER, England - Scientists at a British university said their research indicates horror movie viewers could burn up to 113 calories in 90 minutes. Dr. Richard Mackenzie of the University of Westminster, England, said he and his team monitored the heart rate, oxygen intake and carbon dioxide output of people watching scary movies and discovered some of them were burning the same amount of calories found in a chocolate bar, The Mirror reported Monday. "The 10 films tested set pulses racing," Mackenzie said. "Adrenaline is known to lower the appetite, increase the basal metabolic rate and ultimately burn calories." Mackenzie said those watching "The Shining"

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Members of Simcoe County Council gathered at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) on November 1 for a tour and cheque presentation. On behalf of Simcoe County Council, Warden Cal Patterson presented a cheque in the amount of $1,654,003 to RVH’s Board Chair, Rick Horst, RVH Foundation Chair, Scott Elliott and Janice Skot, president and CEO. In 2007, the County of Simcoe committed $20 million to RVH’s Phase 1 Expansion project, which includes the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre.  The investment in RVH was part of the County’s ten-year, $30 million allocation to the Simcoe County Hospital Alliance (SCHA) to support area hospital capital projects. Following the cheque presentation, members of Council took a tour of the newly opened

Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre. The Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre features three radiation treatment suites, 34 chemotherapy spaces, two private and one isolation chemotherapy rooms and Canada’s first Robotic Intravenous Automation System (RIVA) for the safe and consistent preparation of chemotherapy treatment. “We are all extremely grateful for the County’s support – and so are our patients who no longer have to travel out of the region for their life-saving cancer treatments,” says Dr. Bryn Pressnail, Clinical Director, Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program. “This kind of support is truly remarkable and allows us to bring care closer to home.”

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Minesing Station The route from Kempenfeldt Bay to Lake Huron was still in the works when Crown Land was being sought by settlers. At the point that Lount’s Road and Willow Creek met, a small community developed called ‘Tomlinson’s Swamp’ or ‘Tummelson’s Hill’. The Willow Creek was the beauty spot of the community. It was a place to swim in summer, and skate in winter. The creek supplied water for ordinary purposes for the farm, most drinking water came from springs or flowing wells. About 1880, the railway came. The Northern Railway, or North Simcoe Railway connected Barrie with Collingwood. The station was east of Minesing, so became Minesing Station. The railway station building was not typical of other stations. It was about 40 feet long, 28 feet deep, with a waiting area at one end. The original spelling of the station was an error: ‘Minessing’, Over its time, shipments from Minesing Station included baskets from the Minesing Basket Company, livestock from local farmers, lumber and grain. The United Farmers of Ontario was organized in 1914, to give farmers more control of their produce. One of the major operations at the railway was the shipping of livestock. Stockyards were built at Minesing Station, and weigh scales were installed. A grain elevator was also built at Minesing Station. The exact year is debatable: perhaps early 1900s, perhaps as late as 1918. The wooden structure was owned by C.E. Nource and Company of Toronto, and had a capacity of 14,000 bushels of grain. This elevator burned in 1925. The building was quickly replaced, with the exterior of the second one covered with galvanized steel. This building burned in 1957. Drainage was a problem in this area. Ditches were the solution. About1898, the ‘Swaley Ditch’ was constructed. It was the first of many ditches. There were a number of businesses at Minesing Station including a store, butcher business, variety store, sawmill, garage, and a gravel pit. The area even had a veterinarian: Dr. Alfred Morren. His area was about 20 mile radius. S.S. # 15 Vespra was located on the 8th concession. An earlier building, which had been used as a Sunday school and regular school, was donated to the Simcoe County Museum. Next column: Minesing

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FES Update – Oct. 19 to Oct. 31

For the period covering October 19, 2012 to October 31, 2012  Springwater Fire and Emergency Services responded to 12 calls for assistance . There were 7 motor vehicle collisions, 1 tiered medical, 1 natural gas leak, 1 burning complaint and 1 power line down call. There was also 1 alarms ringing call in Elmvale but the cause was due to cooking and no fire was found. Safety Tip of the Week: Under the Ontario Fire Code every chimney, flue and flue pipe shall be inspected to identify any dangerous conditions at least once every 12 months. When was yours last inspected?    


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Lakehead University Equestrian Rider Places 2nd at OUEA Lakehead University Orillia’s equestrian team recently participated in their first Ontario University Equestrian Association (OUEA) horse show of the season on October 14. The event was hosted by Trent University at Kildare Stables in Peterborough. The team competed against other universities in the OUEA east division in a “catch” riding event. This style of event requires that each rider be matched with a horse they have never ridden before to jockey through and over a course of eight fences, as well as demonstrate their riding ability in a flat equitation class. Lakehead team member Erin Colton won a second place ribbon in a competition with 29 riders.  Despite challenging conditions, all four members of the team rode very well according to coach Heidi Mueller. On October 21, the team travelled to Stouffville to compete in a show hosted by Ryerson University. Lakehead entry rider Rebecca Dimoff came eighth in her two classes against 23 riders, while teammate Ayra Colton won sixth place in her flat class competition. Sandra Best put in a beautiful flat class performance in the novice competition. The team is now looking forward to the Queen’s University show in Guelph on November 18.

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OPP OFFER SAFE WINTER DRIVING (GEORGIAN BAY TOWNSHIP, ON) – With the winter months fast approaching, members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind motorists to take extra precaution when driving on area roadways. This is Part 1 of a 2 Part series focusing on safety tips to keep in mind when travelling during winter months. Stay Alert, Well Rested and Sober – Since weather conditions change rapidly, it places extra demands on your vehicle and your driving skills. Keep your focus on the road and on other vehicles. Anticipate other drivers’ actions and remember that seat belts save lives. Children under the age of 12 should ride in the back seat, safely seated in a car seat or booster seat made for their size and age. Slow Down and Pay Attention - Always drive according to weather conditions and remember to keep a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you by using the four-second rule. If you are travelling at a rate of speed higher than reasonable or you lose control of your car given the road condition and become involved in a motor vehicle collision, it could result in possible charges. Loss of control can be traced directly back to driver error, resulting in a Highway Traffic Act charge. Remember to drop your speed to match road conditions. Regardless of driving experience, the way your car will move on snow or ice always has an element of unpredictability. Watch for black ice road conditions which can be located in shaded areas, By Kathy Stunden-Hall bridges and overpasses. Don’t tailgate other vehicles as this driving habit is even more dangerous in winter conditions as stopping distances are increased due to snowy and icy road conditions. Remain in Control of Your Vehicle – Know how to handle your vehicle in all weather conditions. By practicing safety skills and reading the owner’s manual you will learn about your vehicle’s braking S e r v i system n g p eand o p ltire e itraction. n t h e If you are not confident to drive during the winter S p r i n g w a t e r A re a f o rmonths, ove r consider taking a winter a q driving u a r t ecourse. r o f aDon’t C e nuse t u rcruise y! control as it forfeits control of your vehicle by allowing the Call Gary or leave message at vehicle to accelerate/decererate on its’ own. Weather - Stay tuned to weather updates and check road conditions before travelling. During the winter months, al-

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BICYCLE SAFETY TAKES A DIFFERENT APTwo youths were observed fleeing the scene with one PROACH youth carrying a skateboard. During the late afternoon and early evening hours of OcOPP Central Region K-9 and Emergency Response Team nd tober 22 , 2012 the Huronia West Detachment of the On(ERT) officers did attend the scene but were unsuccessful tario Provincial Police teamed up with the Wasaga Beach in locating the youths. Community Policing Committee and through the kind TAY TOWNSHIP SWAN SHOOTING support of the Wasaga Beach Canadian Tire Store, paMembers of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of trolled the streets of Wasaga Beach looking for those cythe Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Conserclists both big and small who did not have a rear bicycle vation Officers from the Ministry of Natural Resources light. 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Preschool teacher crams 19 kids into car PRETORIA, South Africa - Police in South Africa said they pulled over a preschool teacher who was found to have crammed 19 kids into her car for a trip to a shopping center. Pretoria police said Melanie Minnie, a faculty member at Rietfontein Nursery School, was pulled over in her Renault Clio and officers found she was driving 19 children back to the school from a local shopping center, The Mirror, London, reported Monday. Police said three children were in the front seat, 10 were in the backseat and six were found riding in the boot of the car. It was unclear whether any of the children were wearing seatbelts. The woman told officers she had already ferried a carload of 10 children back to the school. "It was the first time we went on an outing, and the last. I'll never do it again," Minnie told police. Minnie was fined about $160 for overloading her car.

Springwater Park in 1926. According to an article on Springwater’s history written in 1983 by Peter Morley, one of the “old timers” familiar with the area saw that at this time the area was covered with “pine stumps....worn out pasture and lots of blow sand.” He recalled how, ‘Every spring, trains would start grass fires while the wind blew sand into the dunes and undermined stumps so you could see right under them. The plains were broken only by the railroad, rough trails and the dirt road, now Highway 26.” Despite the bleakness, or Drury and Zavitz decided to make the sand whipped Angus Plains near the CPR rail line and future Highway 26 as the site for the future Midhurst Reforestation Station. They planned to surround this tree nursery with a magnificent forest as a demonstration has how planting trees could resurrect a dead landscape. This demonstration forest in 1956 would become Springwater Provincial Park. In his “Recollections” Zavitz recalled near the end of his long life, how he and Drury, “walked across the field south of what is now the Station headquarters on Highway 26 and came upon a spring of fresh clear water bubbling out of a sandy bank. The stream wasn’t very wide but it seemed to have a good strong flow. We knew there was much sandy loam in Simcoe which could be planted, and with the railway this seemed to be the best location.” Zavitz and Drury understood that with the reliable ground water they had everything they needed to make the Midhurst desert bloom. Although they selected Midhurst as a tree nursery in 1905 their efforts at creating a beautiful demonstration forest and nursery were set back by political realities. In 1905 Zavitz and Drury had a close mutual friend Nelson Monteith, who was the Ontario Minister of Agriculture. Unfortunately he lost his seat in the legislature narrowly in the 1908 election. In order to secure political support for reforestation Zavitz was forced to work closely with the legislator from Norfolk South, Arthur Pratt. With his support Zavitz secured funding for the establishment of the St. Williams Forestry Station. While politics set back Drury’s plans in 1908 in 1919 they would work in his favour. Then he became Premier of Ontario. This occurred when Drury’s party, the United Farmers of Ontario was able to form a coalition government with the Independent Labour Party. Although he was not a legislator when his party won the election, it chose him as leader. Although still living at his family farm at Crown Hill, he was elected to the legislature in a by-election in Halton.

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"Keith The The volume Frontier Centre for Public Policy released today person who is admired for courage or discourage public consultation on From the of applications > a policy study examining the system for testing organic noble qualities. It is also someone who Emotional Healing this issue? Has not the Minister and theproducts widespread – or the concern lack thereofabout – in Canada. Authors Mis- It is apparent that when people have does something without thinking of of Energy done everything would appearMoore that drop the the bomb on organ- brain injuries there is a desire to reach a cha itPopoff and Patrick nment themselves; without thinking of get- in his Bill 150, in Canada by revealing power to sell his version ofwilling the bill should be adding quite that organic crops level of health that allows the brain injured person and the ting a reward. It is someone who is to put committee them- ic certification are not systematically by thein Canadian Food Inspec- people who care for them to maintain some type of “norselves at risk for the even sake ofby someone to the public goingelse. to the a few more sessions fortested people tion Agency (CFIA), which makes organic certification mal living”. There are a lot of movies about heroes these days; suof plastering his own portrait Southern Ontario who still wish to racy is perextent heroes battling forces of evil like the Avengers. It is close to meaningless. The paper is titled Canada’s Organic If the brain injury has caused physical damage a lot of the over Toronto shelters? heMan,participate. ent to about a team of superbus heroes consistingHas of Iron Cap- Nightmare. focus can be on the “physical” healing as recovery proplans toBlack jeopardize I have toMischa say that I shall have to decline Popoff is an author and former Advanced Organic gresses. America, thehis Hulk, Thor, Widow the and Hawkeye friend tainmentioned Farm Process Inspector. join together to help save theEscarpment earth from Loki and his offer World Biosphere Niagara your toand travel 14 Canadian hours with an Patrick Moore is a The types of emotions that brain injured people expericalled who renowned ecologist and10 author best known for co-found- ence during recovery are as vast as the types of brain injuarmy. with infrastructure projects? overnight stay to speak for minutes nist. I We have modern day heroes like our firefighters, who put ing Green Peace, the world’s largest environmentalist or- ries. However, without experiencing these emotions perHas he mentioned disabling to the committee in Sault Ste. Marie. hy. their lives at risk every time they answer a call to put out a ganization. haps real healing cannot take place. environmental assessments or policewomen taking I am prepared jump authorsto show thethrough circularitythe in a process that claims Emotions are a subject in our society that “seems to be in ningful fire or battle a forest fire. Policemen and whonot The to establish for organic foods. Since the Cana- a box” when it comes to expression. If you show up with planning powerstheyfrom time. Itstandards is the duty of the their lives at risk whenever stop alocal speedinghoop car or this 150. I putaway dian organic standard has no testing come to the aid of a domestic disturbance. There are men to consult with citizens clause, the CFIA has certain emotions “you are accepted” and if you show up aveled municipalities and conservation government essentially defined an organic product as any product that with other emotions “you are not accepted”. andauthorities? women in the army, navy and air force, who putand their appropriate arrangements -called lives at risk as they try and bring peace in a war torn coun-to make has been certified thus, emptying the concept of any real When a person has a brain injury “showing up with right he protect told people the true cost his to do so.meaning. Such arrangements are quite by the try Has No mention is made of safety, purity, nutrition, emotions” seems to be even more limited. It may be puband who our nation. bill will have on electricity rates and inappropriate and indicate arrogant or sustainability. Every year on November 11 (Remembrance Day), Canalic opinion that expressing “unaccepted emotions” has North This has important implications for Canadian consumers dians pause in a moment of silence to remember the men something to with being “how strong a person is”. On the likelihood that more industry will contempt for the public consultation xercise and the country’s $2 billion organic food industry. It is also andleave women who have served, and continue to serve our one level this is true, if a person chooses to “NOT to react the province? process. g and country during times of war, conflict and as peacemakers. important because the organic industry often points fin- emotionally” then they are strong but if a person chooses This has already happened when I am sending a copy of this letter also given These men and women are true heroes who gave their lives gers at conventional food for its supposed “impurity” and “TO react emotionally” they must be weak. wind turbines were Spain to thosemakes whoclaims havethatdirected youfood to products that are not With a brain injury it seems that “all choice” has been hired and their futures so that conventional weinstalled may live ininpeace. andtheelectricity skyrocketed? make this decision. being systematically tested. greatest hero prices of all time is our Lord and Savior, taken away from the person as to whether they “react” or views Yet, The report is not an attack on organic farmers or the many Jesus Christ, who gave up His life for us so that we could “do not “react” with certain emotions. The damaged part Denmark has the highest electricity Keith Stelling. he act. dedicated men and women who work in the industry. Rath- of the brain can be in charge when it comes to how the live with Him forever. prices in Europe. Has the public Copies to: cipants John 3:16,17-"For God so loved the world, that He gave er, the report hones in on the process of certifying foods as brain injured person reacts emotionally. that turbines Smitherman, Minister of farmers […] have no Healing can take place when these emotions are looked ussion Hisbeen “True rank-and-file organic only informed begotten Son, that wind whoever believes in George Him organic: in German and Denmark actually Energy affinity whatsoever for the class of self-appointed, urban at as a healing process instead of simply a reaction to a lowed. should not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not political activists who claim to represent them.” “It comes certain situations. The journey to “discovering the root send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the led to an increase in CO2 emissions Dalton McGuinty, Premier g civil as no surprise that with more than $2-billion per annum at cause” of these reactions may have absolutely nothing to world should be saved through Him."(NASB) and coal and gas consumption for David Orazietti MPP o with Prayer: Thank you God, for sacrificing Your Son, Jesus, to stake, the Canadian organic lobby is dead set against or- do with the brain injury. production? Of course Jim Brownell MPP ecided dieelectricity on a cross for us. Jesus, who was perfect in every way, ganic field testing and will go to any lengths to discred- If brain injured people and the people who care for them not. His failure fromso that Robert d they sacrificed anyoneMPP who promotes the application of the scientific embark on an emotional discovery journey it can be the Himself for to us accept who are input not perfect, we itBailey very welleternal informed citizens suggests Linda Jeffrey MPP method to the organic industry,” said the authors. receive life. Amen. key to turning the corner in recovery. Learning how the rd? He may The United Rosemary Hagedorn, Penetanguishene, either that he knows the truth and is Kuldip Kular MPPStates’ federal organic standards allow for brain can be used to “assist” in healing on an emotional routine, unannounced rosyhagedorn@gmail.com Marchese MPP testing of organic crops, livestock, level can be instrumental in recovery. wers to being deceptive when he insists that Rosarioand stored product. Some states voluntarily carry out man- To the Brain Injured Person: Emotional reactions can be costs will riseOpenness  by only 1%, Bill Mauro Most electricity Honesty and datory,MPP scientific organic field testing at the local level. “part” of the recovery process and may have nothing to do or that he is naïve and uninformed Carol Mitchell MPP the only requirement is an exhaustive re- with the brain injury.  A strong couple relationship requires honesty and openBut, in Canada, strated ness. To feel an intimate connection with our partner, we view of paperwork en the and all the more in need of the Joyce Savoline MPP through a CFIA-accredited organic cer- To the Caregivers of the Brain Injured Person: Emotional need to really know himhave or her. Ourasked partnerfor cannotBill trulyMurdock tifier, some of which are even off shore. reactions can be part of the recovery process if someone consultations that been MPP op was know us if we keep parts of ourselves, or our lives, hidden. Canada’s lax testing standards are making this country has the courage to “ask why” they are happening. by Ontario’s electorate. Andre susceptible Marin to foreign Ombudsman of nity to   That is why open communication is so important-not organic importers, and risk of underJean Oostrom lives in Springwater Township has lived offer ofcommunication a spot at therequired hearings the functional to makeOntario plans mining Canada’s food producers. nment onlyYour with a brain injury since 1997 and has created a website get things but also communication our letter Stedone, Marie is all the more aboutThis alsoalso being with The is authors showshared how a science-based system would www.newbrainliving where people with brain injuries ry of andintoSault inner thoughts and feelings. 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ganic certification system, and propose a more decentralized means of making testing and certification meaningful and effective. ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Mischa Popoff is research associate at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy. He earned a B.A. from the University of Saskatchewan where he specialized in the history of nitrogen for fertilizer and warfare. He then worked as an Advanced Organic Farm and Process Inspector, inspecting over 500 organic farms and processing facilities on both sides of the American-Canadian border. He now works as a political columnist and radio host. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book, Is it Organic? Dr. Patrick Moore has been a leader in the international environmental field for nearly 40 years. He is a co-founder of Greenpeace and served for nine years as President of Greenpeace Canada and seven years as a Director of Greenpeace International. He was a driving force shaping policy and direction while Greenpeace became the world's largest environmental activist organization. Moore currently serves as Chair and Chief Scientist of Greenspirit Strategies, a consultancy focusing on environmental policy and communications in forestry, agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture, mining, biodiversity, energy and climate change. The study can be downloaded from the following link: http://www. fcpp.org/files/1/PS143_OrganicNitemare_OC31F2.pdf

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*-- Altogether now, flush! --* Zimbabwe - The million residents of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second-largest city, were to all flush their toilets at precisely the same time Saturday night. The 7:30 p.m. synchronized flushing was to help prevent pipes from bursting after local officials started rationing water because of a drought. "This is done to prevent any sewer blockages as we anticipate longer periods without water in the reticulation system," city council spokeswoman Nesisa Mpofu said, who added the big flush was to be in addition to other flushes during the day. The communal flushings are expected every three days during the drought. Two of the city's five supply reservoirs have emptied and two others could go dry before the region's usual November rains. "Water rationing may be extended to 92-hour periods. The situation is very serious," Mpofu said. The situation wasn't sitting well with some. A blogger on the Zimbabwean activists website Kubatana.net wrote: "People who flush together, make revolution together? Only in Zimbabwe ... how much [expletive] from this incompetent government will we continue to tolerate?"


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During November each year, Movember is responsible Filmmaker Todd Harris is producing a new documentary for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s ALL BREED BOARDING faces, in Canada and around the world. With their “Mo’s”, fim series about Dump Site 41 and other landfill sites in these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health, Ontario  ALL BREED GROOMING SIMCOE COUNTY ONTARIO, OCTOBER 29, 2012, specifically prostate cancer and male mental health initiaTODD HARRIS - Toronto filmmaker Todd Harris feels tives. that now is an optimal time to remind the public that the On Movember 1st, guys register at Movember.com with Gaye & Rick Sorbin 640 Baseline Rd. S environment cannot be taken for granted. Harris has has a clean-shaven face. For the rest of the month, these self(705) 322-5099 RR# 2 initiated an on-line fundraising campaign to produce a less and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim gariwyn@sympatico.ca Midland ON L4R 4K4 5-10 promotional documentary and 1-2 minute trailer on and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. website www.site41andbeyond.ca and a crowd fund- Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, MoMinimize Your Risks When Receiving his ing campaign at http://www.indiegogo.com/Site41andBe- vember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts. yond . Manicures and Pedicures Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards Manicures and pedicures have been popular among womRemembering the Dump Site 41 protest en for a long time, and over the past few years they have The municipality of Simcoe County, an hour  north of To- for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and become increasingly popular with men as well. These nail ronto was  attempting to complete a plan it had initiated words, they raise awareness by prompting private and services are considered common beauty treatments for much earlier to build a landfill.  The problem essentially public conversation around the often ignored issue of many people and may include clipping, filing, shaping and was that the build was to be atop the Alliston aquifer, on men’s health. polishing finger and toe nails. farmland near the small Ontario town of Elmvale Ontario. At the end of the month, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas celeHowever, if the equipment being used is not handled A small constituency of the local public had become aware brate their gallantry and valour by either throwing their properly or if proper safety guidelines are not followed of  Simcoe County’s intent earlier , in fact 25 years earlier,  own Movember party or attending one of the infamous during the service, there is a risk of bacterial and fungal and had been engaged in legal attempts to stop the dump Gala Partés held around the world by Movember, for Movember. infections, as well as blood-borne infections, such as hepa- during this entire long time span.  titis B, hepatitis C and HIV. A rapid large growth in public perception of the this is- The Movember Effect: Awareness & Education, SurBefore you have a manicure or pedicure, the best way to sue occurred during 2008 -9.  Media coverage– print, ra- vivorship, Research minimize your risk is by carefully choosing a salon.  The dio, TV  and social media- made the larger public, already The funds raised in Canada support men's health issues, first thing you should look for is a certificate of inspection increasingly aware of threats to water and the environ- specifically prostate cancer and male mental health initiaby the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit. ment, express extreme concern about the seriousness of tives. Even when a salon has been inspected, it is still important the situation. It became increasingly clear that the county The funds raised are directed to programs run directly by for your health to ensure they are adhering to proper safety was not going to stop building the dump regardless of the Movember and our men’s health partner, Prostate Cancer guidelines.  Here are some things to look for before agree- popular dissent. Residents protested and as many were ar- Canada. Together, these two channels work together to ensure ing to a service: rested.  Thousands of locals – First Nations, local farm- that Movember funds are supporting a broad range of inno• A salon that is clean, tidy and well lit; ers and interested non-residents helped the Dump Site 41 vative, world-class programs in line with our strategic goals. • Footbaths that are cleaned and disinfected after each protest became a cause célèbre locally and internationally.  Movember - a global movement use and free of dust, skin and nail clippings; The Dump Site 41 battle became endorsed by more than Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne Australia, Mo• Single use items such as foam toe separators, flip flops, 30 large associations-foundations like the David Suzuki vember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.9 Million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to wood cuticle pushers, pumice stones, nail files and buf- Foundation and its constituent members. fers with foam or wood in the center are only being The Stop Dump Site 41 protest north of Toronto in Tiny participate with formal campaigns in Australia, New Zeaused once and then disposed of after the nail service; Township achieved a 1 year moratorium August 25, 2009. land, the US, Canada, the UK, South Africa, Ireland, Fin• Stainless steel clippers, nippers and metal drill bits for Simcoe County council  voted  to ‘close’ the landfill on land, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Belgium electric files are being cleaned and disinfected between Sept 22, 2009. Later in 2009 a rescinding of the Ministry and the Czech Republic. In addition, Movember is aware clients (UV lights do not provide effective sterilization.  of Environment’s Certificate of Approval for a landfill on of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas supporting the campaign and If a UV light is used for storage, the nail equipment this site and an ultimate rezoning back to agricultural use men’s health cause across the globe, from Russia to Dubai, should still be cleaned and disinfected first); was attained.   Under a Freedom of Information [FOI] in- Hong Kong to Antarctica, Rio de Janeiro to Mumbai, and • Technicians are washing their hands and asking you to quiry obtained it was learned that  Simcoe County spent everywhere in between. wash your hands or providing a foot soak before any hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to stop informa- No matter the country or city, Movember will continue to services; tion about their activities promoting this landfill from be- work to change established habits and attitudes men have about their health, to educate men about the health risks • Technicians are willing to answer any questions you coming public.  may have about the cleaning and disinfecting process Post Walkerton, many locals who championed the Site 41 they face, and to act on that knowledge, thereby increasat the salon; cause feel that there are  many unanswered questions about ing the chances of early detection, diagnosis and effective • Technicians are advising clients with nail fungal infec- this entire historic battle which would educate future gen- treatment. In 2011, over 854,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas around the tions to seek medical attention before having nail ser- erations about how to protect their environment. world got on board, raising $125.7 million CAD. vice; and Harris wants to be an “'ambassador' of the Site 41 story”  • Technicians have a neat and clean appearance. a saga he took to heart for several years prior to the historNEW PHYSICIAN FOR Although manicures and pedicures can be a treat, they ic ‘do not proceed ‘vote in 2009. He is advertising in local can potentially pose a risk to your health if the salon is not community newspapers for minor support and input from PENETANGUISHENE following safety procedures.  If you experience any com- anyone who participated in this amazing part of Ontario When Dr. Abo Akintan moved from Atlanta, Georgia to plications, such as swollen and inflamed skin around the history.  Harris hopes to attract the participation and sup- the Southern Georgian Bay area this summer to start a nails, see your doctor or health care provider.  You should port of friends of the earth and specifically all those with family practice, she more put than a toe in the water. also report infections or concerns to interests in the film documenta- “I went boating right on my first day of moving to the the health unit. tion of the battle at Site 41. area,” beamed the cheery physician, who is originally For more information about choosFor further information: from Nigeria but grew up in Toronto, Her hosts were her ing the right salon and proper safety Todd Harris filmmaker t 416- practice partner, Dr. Rob Stubbins of Penetanguishene, guidelines for manicures and pedi789-4858  and his wife Margaret Cudahy-Stubbins. “My welcome Need someone to talk to cures, please visit http://www.simhttp://www.indiegogo.com/Si- has been amazing.  Everyone is so kind-hearted and nice. about mental health or addiction? coemuskokahealth.org or call Your Call the CAMH Telephone Support line at te41andBeyond I have received several offers to go boating, sailing, skiHealth Connection Monday to Friday,  http://www.site41andbeyond.ca ing, and curling.” 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 705-721Dr. Akintan attended the University of Toronto for her Monday to Friday, 3:00 to 9:00 pm 7520 (1-877-721-7520) and speak undergraduate degree, and then travelled to the American Confidential telephone support provided by volunteers with a public health inspector. University of Antigua for her medical training. She completed her family medicine residency in the United States BRIDGE BITES from The American Contract Bridge League through the Atlanta Medical Centre.  Most recently, she A HAND WITH EXTRAS By: Brian Gunnell completed a fellowship in Geriatrics through Emory University in Atlanta. South West North East ♠ KQJ4 “Dr. Akintan has been an exceptional find for us,” ex1♠ Pass 3♠ Pass ♥ K632 ?? ♦ 73 plained Physician Recruitment and Retention Officer David ♣ Q64 Gravelle. “However, our recruitment program can’t take all Usually this column deals with play North ♠ A5 ♠7 the credit for her move here.  Dr. Akintan was interested in and defensive problems, but this week ♥ QJ95 ♥ AT84 West East it’s all about the bidding. Take a look returning to Canada, and was referred to us by Dr. Obi Oli♦ KJ84 ♦ 9652 at the South hand. What do you see? South sa, who was recruited to Penetanguishene in 2011.” ♣ 975 ♣ K832 A hand that would open a Weak Two ♠ T98632 Dr. Akintan has teamed up with Dr. Robert Stubbins at in Spades? A hand that would pass in ♥7 his clinic on Simcoe Street in Penetanguishene to practice first seat? Or a minimum 1♠ opening ♦ AQT bid? Actually, it’s none of the above! family medicine. (Her first day was Monday, July 16th.) ♣ AJT She is also serving Georgian Bay General Hospital – Back in the day, we needed 13 HCP to open the bidding (or 12 if we were feeling Penetanguishene Site in Geriatric and Rehabilitation Medfrisky), but experienced players don’t just count their points, they also consider icine.  She will also start rostering residents at Georgian their distribution. One tool for doing that is the Rule of 20 … we add HCP to the length of our two longest suits … if the total is 20 or more we have an opening Manor as the long-term care facility plans for its move to bid. By this measure, South scores 11+6+3, and just manages to scrape up the the new Georgian Village campus next spring. magic number. So, let us agree that the South hand is worth a 1♠ opening bid. Her interests in medicine include women’s health, geriNorth’s 3♠ showed game-invitational values, saying “Bid game if you have atric medicine, wound care, incontinence, as well as persomething extra”. Does South have said extras? Some might say “No!”, on the forming minor procedures. grounds that the hand has only 11 HCP, and that it barely squeaked into opening With winter coming, Dr. Akintan looks forward to enterritory on the Rule of 20 basis. Maybe so, but nonetheless the South hand joying outdoor activities such as cross-country skiing, but does have extras. There is that singleton Heart … the 6th trump … and those lovely minor-suit Tens! Extras, indeed! also learning more about local artists and the art community in Southern Georgian Bay. So, South cheerfully accepts the game invitation, West makes his opening lead Dr. Akintan has a five year old daughter – Nuna – who (probably the ♥Q) and Dummy is revealed. It’s a pretty poor specimen, what with the useless ♥K and not much cover in the minor suits. But, even so, it is good started school in Atlanta this fall.  The family hopes to Penetang’s newest physician Dr. Akintan enough. The Diamond finesse loses, but the Club finesse wins and (thanks to be reunited soon once suitable local employment for her along with David Gravelle, Physician the all-important ♣T) there are 10 tricks! spouse, who is a software engineer, is secured. Recruitment & Retention Officer. Visit www.acbl.org for more about the fascinating game of bridge or email marketing@acbl.org Dr. Akintan is accepting new patients. Her office can be 705 526 1300 x 5466 For games in Barrie see www.barriebridge.com reached at 705-549-3153 Email: gravelled@gbgh.on.ca For games in Midland see www.midlanddbc.com

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The Royal Hotel that sits on the southwest corner at the lights in Craighurst is being taken down, likely for similar reasons as the Craighurst Hall – age and infrastructure concerns. The photos included here, with thanks to Sheila Craig, show the hotel as it stood in the 1970’s and today as it is being dismantled. It appears that the oldest part of the structure, the large timbers of the original cabin, have held up the best over the years. Old timbers are highly valued by some and word around town is that this last remnant of the historic hotel will be sold to continue its life somewhere else.

I didn’t have time to research the history of the Royal Hotel for this column but recall that it competed with several others in Craighurst including the Farmer’s Inn which is now Abbots of Craighurst, the Queens Hotel which burnt down and the British Arms opened by James Morrison, one of the earliest settlers of Craighurst for whom the village was first named. Perhaps we’ll learn more about it at the Craighurst Women’s Institute meeting on Tuesday November 20, where Neil Craig will be giving another talk on the History of Craighurst at St. John’s Anglican church. Neil is an excellent presenter and this is a great event to attend if you’re interested in our community’s history. It’s also a nice opportunity to visit with neighbours in the tradition of fellowship upon which small communities are built. We may lose some of our historic buildings but we can be grateful to the Craighurst Women’s Institute for offering us these opportunities to interact with our neighbours and learn more about our village. Ellen and Ben Craig accepted a Diamond Jubiliee award on behalf of their grandmother Fay in Orillia in October. Fay passed away earlier this fall but her contributions to her community live on and continue to be recognized through this prestigious award. And a welcome goes out to Kelly and Sean Cronin who are newly moved in just south of the lights in the house where Tom and Nancy Chapman used to live. (Or as another point of reference, next door to Betty Veitch.) Tom and Nancy moved uptown a couple of years ago and live across the road from Dave and me now. That’s all for now. Send us a note at dlmader@orilliapronet.com with news you’d like to share with your neighbours.

John Eaton named new Morning Show Host on The Peak Fm

(Oct 26, 2012 – Collingwood, Ontario) With the news of John Nichols retiring after 41 years, we set out with a pretty big task to find a new Morning Host.  I’m happy to report that John Eaton will be the next Morning Mayor for Collingwood and area for the Peak FM.  John’s career started at McLean Hunter at CKEY.  In 1992 he went to Peterborough where he helped launch and market the Wolf FM.  While in Peterborough he also helped re brand and launch 980 KRUZ FM. John came to Collingwood in 1999; the most recent hat he as has been wearing is Ops Manager/Afternoon Host for the Peak FM.

Peewee Rep Hockey Take 2 of 3

Article and Photographs by: Jamie Dietrich Posting a one and two record thus far on the season, The Gary Edgecombe C.A. Peewee Rep Coyotes were ready to improve their standings. They faced Penetang at home Friday, November 2, and hit the road to face Stayner and Georgian Shores on Saturday and Sunday in their home rinks. Penetang scored first in a slow first period, and the Coyotes lost a player due to suspension for a hit from behind. The hometown team came to life in the second, and Captain Matthew Clarke scored a much needed tying goal. The third period belonged to the Coyotes with Jack Sneddon tipping in a shot from the point, and Colin Kitching driving to the net for a Peewee Rep Jacob Partridge turning on the jets, creating many third goal. The game scoring opportunities in a 3-2 win ended 3-2. On Saturday, Novemagainst Penetang. ber 3, the Coyotes, down a player, sought revenge for a painful loss the week before. The team showed patience and persistence, and a desire for the puck like they hadn't shown since the tournament in Stirling. Solid defense and smart passing led to a 3-2 victory, with goals from Matthew Clarke, Jack Sneddon, and Aiden Ritchie. Elmvale faced Georgian Shores on Sunday, November 4, in Thornbury. Georgian Shores has weak spots, but the Coyote forwards mustered very few shots, resulting in a 3-0 loss. So the team now sits at three and three on the season, middle of the pack. The team practices twice this week, a real bonus in ice-starved Elmvale. No doubt, controlling the play in the opponent's end, and manufacturing scoring opportunities will be on the agenda. The Coyotes host the league-leading Collingwood Blackhawks on Friday, November 9, at 8:10. On Sunday they will face Oro, on their ice. Thanks to Kent Fay, you can check out the Peewee Coyotes' roster and photos, and news from all of the Elmvale Coyote teams on the new website, at elmvaleminorhockey.ca.

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Lawn Bowling - Season Ending Awards The Midland and District Lawn Bowling Club presented their season ending awards at St. Marie Among the Huron's Restaurant at the end of October. Betty Munroe sponsors both awards and the  Dedicated Novice plaque went to Garry Higgins who showed exceptional improvement and knowledge in his game over the past season.

Garry Higgins, Ron O’Sullivan, Clare Robinson The Betty Munroe Achievement awards went to Clare Robinson and Ron  O'Sullivan, both  members  were acknowledged and rewarded for their many contributions to the club over the years. Both awards were well deserved by the three recipients.  The Club Championship Playdowns have been completed and the Ladies Singles went to Lori Butineau, with Bob Armstrong winning the men's.  On the pairs side Gail O'Sullivan and Patricia Weissflog won the ladies and Marven Hebner and John Ferguson won the men's. The Mixed pairs went to Gail  and Ron O'Sullivan. The Midland Club wish to thank the following sponsors for their contribution this season, The Armstrong Family, Bank of Montreal, Betty Munroe, Bourgeois Motors, Canadian Tire, Diane Dey, Don Wright Motors, Edward Jones Financial, Bruce and Carol Finlayson, Hacker Gignac & Rice, Fred and Callie Israel, J.P. Auto Service, King Place, Elizabeth Walker, Mavrou Chiropractic, McDonalds (Midland), Midland Legion Branch  80, Mink Insurance, National Bank, June O'Leary, Re/Max, Royal Bank, Shoppers Drug Mart (Midland), Tom Smith Motors.  Michael,   Thanks for your assistance, ensuring the lawn bowling articles and pictures were published in the  Springwater News throughout the  2012  season.  I am sure our many sponsors enjoyed seeing them in your paper as well as the Plan to protect drinking water winning players.  Your coverage was really appreciated. submitted to Province for approval  Thanks again, November 1, - The SGBLS (South Georgian Bay Lake  Ron O’Sullivan, Midland Lawn Bowling Club Simcoe) Source Protection Committee is pleased to an Clare Robinson will be happy to see the nounce the submission of the Proposed Source Protection most recent article. Plan for approval to the Ontario Minister of the EnvironCASH ADVANCE PROGRAM OPEN TO GREENment. The Plan sets out policies which, when implementHOUSE FLORAL GROWERS ed, will reduce threats to sources of drinking water in the   Guelph, Ontario, Canada - Agricultural Credit CorporaRegion. Protection of drinking water sources stems from the in- tion (ACC) announced today that it has received approvcident at Walkerton, Ontario in 2000 where seven people al to administer the 2013 Advance Payments Program for greenhouse floral and potted plant products in all provinces died, and thousands became ill due to the contamination across Canada. of the town's drinking water. The subsequent commission   Prior to this announcement, this Agriculture and Agriled by Justice Dennis O'Connor recommended protection Food Canada program was offered in Alberta for vegetaplans be developed for drinking water sources around the bles, and both Ontario and British Columbia for vegetables, province. The province responded with the Clean Water cut flowers, and potted plants. Growers are able to access Act that enshrined drinking water source protection into up to $100,000 interest free and an additional $300,000 at Bank Prime Lending rate on the number of plantings withlaw. The premise of source water protection is to protect water in the program planting window. The first planting window sources before they become contaminated. How drinking begins November 1, 2012 with repayments coinciding with sales volumes and dates and occurring no later than Octowater sources are protected is determined by the Source ber 2013. All growers must participate in Agristability and Protection Plan. provide supporting documentation along with their appliOver the past five years, the SGBLS Source Protection cation. Committee has been working on developing this plan to  Applications are currently available on the ACC website protect sources of municipal drinking water. The commit- for Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia with the remaintee is made up of representatives from the public, munici- ing applications to follow once they are finalized. For addipalities, local industries and First Nations who live or work tional program information or to find out more about ACC in the Region. Their mandate and responsibilities are es- or the services offered, please contact 1-888-278-8807. tablished under the provincial legislation and regulation. The water tragedy at Walkerton in 2000 showed the imporThe policies use a number of different tools to ensure pro- tance of protecting the sources of municipal drinking watection of drinking water: land use planning, risk manage- ter. In 2006, the Ontario government passed the Clean Wament plans, and, in some cases, prohibition to name a few. ter Act to protect the wells, rivers and lakes that are sourcMunicipalities and provincial ministries will be primarily es of municipal water. Under the Act, Source Protection responsible for implementing policies. Plans are being developed to provide an additional layer ABOUT SOURCE WATER PROTECTION of protection to municipal water supplies. For more inforSource Water Protection prevents drinking water sources mation, and to download a copy of the Proposed Source from contamination and overuse. The goal is to ensure we Protection Plan, please visit www.ourwatershed.ca or call have enough clean drinking water for generations to come. 905-895-1281 ext 264.


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Local Farm gets “Leaders in Innovation Award”

October 15, 2012 Phelpston, ON: Nicholyn Farms has been recognized this month at the Premier’s Award for Agri-food Innovation Excellence Food Summit with a “Leaders in Innovation Award” by Premier Dalton McGuinty and Minister Ted McMeekin of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Just before the new “Ontario School Food and Beverage Policy” was launched by the Province, Nicholyn Farms seized on an opportunity and when the need was brought to their attention by a local parent, they decided there needed to be a another option than “hot dog day, pizza day and sub day”.

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At the start of the 2010/2011 school year, Nicholyn Farms provided healthy, locally sourced lunches to one local school. In the 2012/2013 school year, the program has grown to more schools and over 1600 weekly lunches. Meals are being provided to the Simcoe County District School Board, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, independent industry and community organizations on a continuing basis. “We are providing a full course meal of an entrée, vegetables and fruit. We have increased the quantity and variety of products that we grow and raise right here on our farm. We also source products from other local farms. Our meals are prepared on site, and we know our farmer suppliers.” says Shane Van Casteren of Nicholyn Farms. “We are proud to provide healthy, locally sourced lunches to future local shoppers; to offer and maintain year-round jobs in our rural community and to partner with and promote other local farms.” The Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence recognizes innovations that improve existing products, create jobs and drive economic growth. This year, the program recognized 50 regional award recipients across Ontario. From among those recipients, a Premier's Award, a Minister's Award, and three new "Leaders in Innovation" award-winners were selected and honored at the annual Premier's Agri-Food Summit. Nicholyn Farms is located on Horseshoe Valley Road just north of Barrie, Ontario. It is a family farm owned and operated by Nicholas and Lynda Van Casteren, along with their family. Established in 1982, the farm has grown and diversified and offers their own fruits and vegetables, their own and custom raised pork, beef, and poultry along with an on-farm shop which sources from 65 area producers and a fully-certified kitchen.

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Royal Canadian Legion Branch 147 Barrie Volunteers are always welcome and we are a fun bunch to work with us.  Any students needing their 40 hour placements are welcome to call and talk to Georgina Lacroix.  705 728-1412 Mon - Fri at 11 - 1:30, Country Kitchen is open at ARMY NAVY/AIR FORCE CLUB, 7 George Street, Barrie 728-8240 Mon. Aphasia Communication Group - The Stroke Recovery Association (Barrie and District). All sessions free 737-9202. Mon: 9 am. Coffee Club and Art Group - 9:30 am Pool and 10 am Tiny Stitches The Place 300 Balm Beach Rd. Perkinsfield Mon: 10 to 11:30 or 7:30 to 9 pm Ladies Interdenominational Bible Study at Willow Creek Church 2387 Gill Rd. 722-7582 Mon to Fri: Country Kitchen at the Barrie ANAF Club is open Monday to Friday  11:00 am to 1:30 pm. Mon: 1 p.m. Elmvale Community Hall, euchre/bid euchre Mon: 6:30 - 8 pm @ HCES SEVENTY8 All gr. 7&8 students are welcome join in awesome games and challenges. A ministry of Elmvale Community Church. Mon: 7 pm Midland District Railroad Club at Huronia Airport basement of white building 705-526-3461 Mon: 7 pm Texas Hold em Tournament at the Maple Valley Sports Club. All Welcome Mon: Euchre 7:30 p.m. RCL Barrie 2nd Mon.: 7 p.m., Wasaga Beach Community Presbyterian Church, 208 Mosley St., “Alzheimer Caregiver Support Group” Last Mon.: 7 p.m., Bayfield House Retirement Lodge, 5 Beck Blvd. Penetang, “Alzheimer Caregiver Support Group” Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 9 am-3:30 pm Elmvale Adult Day Out Program at United Church Manse. Social activation/assistance w/ daily living activities 549-6277 Tues: 9:30 Coffee Club - 12:30 Bid Euchre @ The Place Tues. 6-7 pm Painting Classes for ages 5-12 @ Creative Madness 322-6588 Tues. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 pm Waverley Youth Group at Waverley Gospel Hall.  GRADES 7 & UP.  Free - All Welcome 1st & 3rd Tuesday 6:30 Georgian Bay Coin and Stamp Club First Tuesday, in Midland North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre, . 3rd Thurs, at the Prime Time Club, 1724 Mosley Street, Wasaga Beach. 705-534-3771 3rd Tues The Bay Photography Club meets September to June, 6:30 to 9:00 pm at the Wasaga Beach Christian Church, 268 Main St., www.bayphotoclub.com Tues: 7-9 Wasaga Beach Toastmasters at the Library 429-6416 Tues. 7 pm Bid Euchre at Bayshore Seniors Club Woodland Beach. Welcome! Tues. 7 pm Chess (beginners and advanced) at Bayshore Seniors, Woodland Beach 2000 TBRN Tues. 7:30 pm: Bid Euchre and darts Barrie Legion Tues. 8 pm Elmvale Legion - First Tues, General Meeting - Last Tues. Executive meeting First Tuesday 6:30 - 8:30 pm Georgian Bay Coin and Stamp Club meets in Midland, North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre 527 Len Self Boulevard 534-3771 Wed: 9 am Coffee Club - 10 am Pool - 12:30 pm Games Afternoon 1st/3rd - 2nd Wed - 1:30 pm Camera Club Georgian Bay Swinging Seniors “The Place” 300 Balm Beach Road First Wed. of month: 9-11 am coffee party, St. Peters Anglican Church, Minesing First Wed/Month: Regular meeting of the Georgian Bay Métis Council in the office at 355 Cranston Cres. Midland 526-6335 Wed: 12-1:00 Lunch, $8 at Barrie Legion. Different menu every week 728-1412 Wed: 12:30 Euchre at Wasaga Beach United Church 361-2022. 3rd Wed of month: 2-4 pm Vet’s Day at the Elmvale Legion Branch 262. Everyone welcome. Wed. 5:15–6:30 pm Springwater Township Rotary Club meet Wednesday’s @ Midhurst Library 721.3148 Wed. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Kids Awana Group at Waverley Gospel Hall SK to GR 6. Second Wed: 6.30 - 8.30 pm Georgian Bay Coin and Stamp Club Real Canadian Superstore, Wasaga Beach. Peter 534-3771 Wed: 7 pm Euchre at Sunnidale Corners Hall! All ages and experience levels are welcome. 2nd Wed 7 - 8: 30 pm.- Wasaga and area Cancer Support group meetings open to all cancer survivors, caregivers and family members at Body‘n Balance Physiotherapy (705) 429 - 9619. Last Wed 7 - 8 pm. - Wasaga and area Stroke Support Group meetings held at Body‘n Balance Physiotherapy - 429-9619 Every Wednesday night at 7:30 Euchre. ARMY NAVY/AIR FORCE CLUB, 7 George Street, Barrie 728-8240 First Wed. of month: 7 pm Hillsdale Parks and Rec meet in the Community Centre. 835-5240 Wed. 7:30 pm Cribbage at Barrie Legion. Wed: 7:30 Euchre at the ANAF Club Barrie 3rd Wed of the month: 10 am – noon The Dutch Canadian coffee club meets in Georgian Mall food court by elevator. 4th Wed. 7:30. Horticultural Society meets Elmvale Legion

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Thurs: 9 am Coffee Club- 10-3 p.m. Tiny Stitchers The Place Asphalt & Rubber Perkinsfield, 526-5074 Over 30 years experience First Thursday Phelpston Rec Committee meets 705-527-5442 First Thurs 7 pm Midland District Camera Club meets the first from Grandmothers to Grandmothers. The  Barrie Folk Society Thurs. of the month Sept - June at the North Simcoe Sports and thanks Stellula Music in Schools for their sponsorship of this Rec Centre.  www.midlandcameraclub.com 3rd Thurs: 9:30-11 am Coffee Party, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian event. Nov. 11: 10 am – St. John’s United Church, 27 Yonge St. S., Church, Hillsdale starting Sept. 20 till May 16, 2013. 3rd Thurs: 10 am - noon - The raging grannies meet at Woods Elmvale welcomes you. www.unitedchurchelmvale.org Nov 12, Movie afternoon, “The Descendants”, starring George Park retirement facility 110 Lillian Cres. in Barrie. 322-1575 . 4th Thurs: 1-3 Nottawasaga Bay Stroke Recovery meet at 135, Clooney, 2 pm, $2.00 members, $4.00 non-members, popcorn and soft drinks for sale for $1.00 each.GEORGIAN SHORES 32nd St. in Wasaga Beach Guests speakers 429-9571 4th Thurs: 1:30 pm Diabetes support group meets at the Health SWINGING SENIORS  “THE PLACE” 300 Balm Beach Road West, Tiny, ON, 705 526 5074 and Wellness Center at Penetang General Hospital 549-0881 Nov 12: 7-9pm Alzeihmers meeting at 239 Zoo Park Rd Water4th Thurs. 3-5 pm Parkinson’s support group meetings at the side Retirement Lodge. Superstore Midland 526-9170. Tues Nov 13: 7:30pm at Simcoe County Museum, Simcoe CounThurs. 7 - 10 pm Good Vibes Coffeehouse at Mount St. Louis ty Historical Society presents Ted Barris, noted author and retired Road and 4th of Oro-Medonte - Open Stage Thurs. 7 pm Bid Euchre at the Georgian Shores Swinging Seniors CBC broadcaster, about his 2005 book “Behind the Glory” and the Commonwealth Air Training Program. Centre, 526-5074 All invited, no cost. 721-9401. Thurs. 7 pm Blue Grass Music at Barrie RCL Nov 14 – World Diabetes Day Thurs. 7 pm - Elmvale Com Hall Euchre/Bid Euchre Nov 15 -18 – Wasaga Community TheLunch. atre – “Office Hours” with performances Fri: 9:30 a.m. Coffee Club - 9:30 Pool, 12:30 p.m. Who do you know ... November 15th, 16th, & 17th at 8pm and a Bridge – Admission $2.50 – Includes Coffee/Tea/ Cookies Georgian Shores Swinging Seniors “The That is celebrating any of these matinee performance on Sunday November special events? 18th at 2pm. RecPlex Community Centre Place”, Perkinsfield, 705-526-5074 * Birth of a child Wasaga Beach. Mike Ross - 705-422-0514 Fri: 5:30 pm WB Lions Bingo at RecPlex 429-3331 * Wedding or email WasagaTheatre@gmail.com Last Friday of each month Elmvale Ladies * New to the area Auxiliary of Royal Canadian Legion monthly supper * Special Anniversary, 25/40/50/60 Nov 16, PA Days in the SCDSB: (Elementary and Secondary) A special KEEPSAKE GIFT is $8.from 5 to 7pm Fri. Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. Brereton Field Fri.: 6 pm - Full course meals RCL Barrie $10 available compliments of the following community-minded busi- Naturalists will hold a meeting at the Reservations required, 728-4002 ness and professional people: North West Barrie United Church with 1st Friday of the month “KID ZONE” Elmvale Ian Cook and Chris Evans will talk about Whitfield Guardian Pharmacy Presbyterian Church, 22 Queen St., E.  Children J.K. Lynn-Stone Funeral Home their adventures paddling portions of Wilto Grade 8 welcome. Every Friday 6pm Minesing United Church Youth Group The Bodyworks & Collision Centre low Creek at least once every month from De Groot Sand & Gravel Ltd. January to December. www.breretonfieldJr. Youth Grade 5-6, Sr. Youth Grade 7-12 705-737-5322 Springwater News Fri. 7 pm – Euchre, Ladies Auxiliary, Branch 262, Ian Vasey Certified Accountant naturalists.org f. Fri Nov 16, “Karaoke Night”, 7 -10 pm, RC Legion, Elmvale (upstairs). Springwater Garden Centre Fri.: 9 pm KARAOKE NITE Maple Valley Sports Bar Please call Moira King 322-3184 light table snacks, $2.. Come on out for a fun evening of singing, listening and dancSat: 3pm Meat Darts Bbq at Legion, Branch 147, Bar ing. All welcome.EORGIAN SHORES rie,                                                                                                                      SWINGING SENIORS  “THE PLACE” 300 Sat. 3 pm Meat Darts. ARMY NAVY/AIR FORCE Balm Beach Road West, Tiny, ON, 705 526 CLUB, 7 George Street, Barrie 728-8240 5074 Sat: 4:30 Steak Darts Elmvale Legion. Welcome! Moving into the  Mark Fri. Nov. 16 on your calendar as Sun: 9:45 am Knox Flos Presbyterian Church Services Community or Quest Art presents the North Meets South and Sun. 10 am St. John’s United Church, Elmvale, 27 having a Baby? Little Jewels exhibitions. Yonge St. S., invites you to join us for worship.  www. We have gifts and Nov 17: 8 pm Carl Dixon (solo) www. unitedchurchelmvale.org information for you! pertersplayers.com First Sunday of month - Family Breakfast Barrie Please call Candi Fox Nov.17: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. All Saints AngliRoyal Canadian Legion 410 St. Vincent St. - 11 (Elmvale & area) can Church Hall Christmas Bazaar 1 Peel 12:30 pm 728-1412 705 515 2252 or Street, PenetanguisheneBake Sale, Craft TaSun. 2-6 All day “Karaoke” at the Barrie Royal Katherine (Midhurst) ble, White Elephant, Luncheon Canadian Legion Br. 147 (728-4002) 705 796 5323 Sat Nov. 17: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM. St. George’s And the Daily Events Anglican Church - Utopia Annual Christmas Thurs. Nov 8 6:30 Severn Sound Environmental Association clebrates 15 years Midland Public Library 527 5166 Bazaar and Tea held at Angus Legion, 15 Fraser St., Angus  Bake Nov. 9: - to 9:30 pm Barrie Folk Society Open Stage  at Sale, Plum Puddings, Crafts and a Country Store Table.  Nov 17: 11 - 2 pm Wasaga Beach United Church Tea & Bake Barrie Public Library, downtown location -  ten 15-minute sets, full sound equipment (all performers who show up will be ac- Sale w / silent auction and raffle. Sat. Nov. 17- “Dinner Dance” hosted by Barrie Ballroom Dance commodated)arnie@barriefolk.com or kcpttrsn@gmail.com   Fri Nov. 9: 9 am to 7 pm / Sat Nov. 10th from 9 am to 5 pm. Club at ANAF Hall, 7 George St., Barrie. Doors open 6:30; buf19th Annual Christmas Art and Craft Tour. Locations include: the fet 7:00 pm; dancing 8-midnight. 705.726.2651 or go to www. Old Town Hall at the Oro Fairgrounds site, Oro Station Hall (31 bbdc.ca Nov 17 & 18 – Christmas at the Beach Tour of Homes PreRidge Road West @ the 7th Concession), St. Thomas Church Hall in the Village of Shanty Bay and the white house, just east sented by the Wasaga Beach Kinette Club. 7 Wasaga Beach homes, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m Maureen Nolasco – 705-422-0713 of Oro Station @ 628 Ridge Road East. S Nov. 18: 10 am – St. John’s United Church, 27 Yonge St. S., Nov 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m W. R. Best Hosting Gift Show and Elmvale welcomes you. www.unitedchurchelmvale.org Auction W. R. Best Public School Nov. 18: 108th Edition of the Toronto Santa Claus Parade www. Nov. 10: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EAST ORO SCHOOL ANNUAL CRAFT SALE Beautiful & Unique Crafts for sale Line 11 North thesantaclausparade.com Tue. Nov. 20, 7to 9 pm Pot Pourri of Roses Huronia Rose SoHawkestone, Oro-Medonte All proceeds will support the Grade 8 ciety for an interesting evening. Power point presentation byYear End Trip School, Sat. Nov. 10: 11:30am-1:30 pm – Our Lady of Lourdes CWL Dale Lovering and Edna Caldwell. 140 Letitia St, Barrie 705 424 Christmas Bazaar & Luncheon, Church Hall, Elmvale. Draws 2179 Nov 20 – Wasaga Beach Business Under 40 50’s 60’s Diner, 1pm – Bake Table, Bazaar Items, and more. Everyone welcome. Nov 10, Brereton Field Naturalists field trip, departing at 8:00 288 Main Street Wasaga Beach. 7a.m. - 8:15a.m. Rick Presse am from Little Lake Parking Lot. Chris Evans 705-722-1136 will of the Investors Group, will build on Jennifer Anderson talk from last month. email bu40@wasagainfo.com lead the walk. www.breretonfieldnaturalists.org Wed Nov 21 Askennonia Senior Centre’s Honour Our Veterans  Sat, Nov 10, “Western Dance”, Live music, Adrien Robitaille, 7:30 pm, Light refreshments. GEORGIAN SHORES SWING- Luncheon at NSSRC. Marg and Dirk Alberts will share stories about the Netherlands. for Veterans is free. P (705)526-7609 for ING SENIORS  “THE PLACE” 705 526 5074 Nov 10: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m Pre World Diabetes Day – Blue Light more information. Nov 22, 2 pm to 4 pm  BruceGreySimcoe tourism industry Globe Event! at Boston Pizza. www.beachbooster.com or call stakeholders and operators are invited to join us for our first an705-241-9762 or email info@beachbooster.com Nov 10 – Annual Christmas Craft and Bake Sale Wasaga nual update meeting, to be held   Liberty North, 100 Caplan AveRecPlex (Oakview Portion), 9a.m. – 4p.m. Presented by the nue, Barrie with The Hon. Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport will be in attendance. Oakview Ladies Hobby Club. Start your Christmas shopping. Nov 23: Tree Lighting Ceremony Oakview Woods Gazebo, Nov. 10 - Fantasy Architecture - Students learn a little bit about the history of Architecture and use pen and ink techniques 1724 Mosley 7 p.m. 705-429-2247 Nov. 24: 10-4 White Christmas Craft & Vendors Show at to sketch their own imaginative ‘fantasy’ building. We then use watercolour paints to add small accent colours in and around Elmvale Community arena 705 322 2162 Nov. 24: 10-4 Annual Art Show "Christmas Open House at 20 their composition. Photos of historical buildings in Mid- Bell Farm Road w/artists Brent Townsend, Cory Trepanier, Olaf land are shown to the children Barb Kopeschny, andrew Collett and Micheline Pharand.705 722 to give examples. Quest Art at 6001 Nov 24 – Wasaga Beach Santa Claus Parade Starts at 22nd 705-526-ARTS (2787) Nov 10: -1:00 - 5:00 pm at the Street, down Mosley and finishing at the RecPlex 2 p.m. Plaques st nd rd Northwest Community Church  for 1 , 2 & 3 place winners. Fri.Nov. 23: 7pm - Free Movie night @ Elmvale Community Barrie Folk Society annual Youth Song Showcase  w/ten Church-12 Queen St .E., showing:  “August Rush” Rated PG. Nov 25 – FUNderland 9am until 2:pm inside the RecPlex. Fee finalists  Proceeds to Barrie’s Youth Haven. Refreshments but a donation to the food bank would be appreciated. 705-429-


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Announcements / Coming Events The Adult Day Program, is looking for donations of yarn for knitting, to assist with our fundraising.  We are here at the  house beside the United Church on Tues. Wed and Thurs.  9:00 to 3:00   Thank you

White Christmas Craft & Vendors Show • Christmas Portraits • Face painting • Crafts • Jewelry • Purses • Scrap booking • Baby Accessories • Floral Arrangements • Christmas Decorations • Candles • Spices • Children’s Clothing • Re-Newed Items • Weight Loss & Better Health • Home baked Items • Skin Care & Cosmetics • Tupperware • Much More...

Elmvale Community Hall November 24th 2012 • 10am-4pm Silent Auction Table with Proceeds to the Canadian Cancer Society Simcoe Muskoka Unit $2.00 admission or Non Perishable food Item proceeds to the Elmvale Food Bank.  

St. John’s Annual Turkey Dinner 27 Yonge St., South, Elmvale • 705 322 1472

PLUS HOMEMADE PIE for DESSERT Sat. Nov. 17 • 5, 6 and 7 pm sittings Adults - $15 • Children under 12 - $5 Tickets at Corner Cut, Elmvale 322-1331

Thank you Special Thanks to all those people who helped to make a Benefit Party for Gary Feehan, to become such an exceptional success. Without the help of other Lion’s Club’s, friends, families, coworkers ,Lioness Club and the General Community, we could not help people when their needs are the greatest. Thanks so much. The Community support makes a Lion’s Club like ours work. Thanks again for all your support. Elmvale & District Lion’s Club Greg and Katlyn Parnell We thank the community of Elmvale for the wonderful gifts we received at our community shower October 18th. Special appreciation goes to Wendy Langman for organizing the shower and all who helped her. Your support and generosity will never be forgotten. STAPLETON – Gail (nee Aplin) The family would like to thank you for your care and concern in the recent passing of Gail following her long brave difficult battle with cancer. Your thoughts and prayers were appreciated. Special thanks to the Stronach Cancer Centre, CCAC Bayshore Nurses and We Care Home Health with special thanks to Molly Wadge for her loving care and concern above and beyond her duties. Heartfelt thanks to Gail’s niece Tammie Sauvern for the special and loving nursing care given to her right up until Gail’s passing. Also thank you to Dr. Hans Harlos for his family support and to Mike Stone and staff for your gentle care. FURLONG – Tom and Gwen would like to express our sincere appreciation to family, friends and neighbours for all the flowers, gifts, magazines, food, cards, letters and solicitous phone calls while in the hospital. Special thanks to our wonderful neighbours who drove Tom long distances to visit Gwen in far flung hospitals. The City of Barrie is looking for some entertainment for the front lobby of the Holly Community Centre during the evenings 6-9pm, approx 30 – 40 minute sessions.  This is the 3rd year of the Christmas entertainment series, where the City provides an opportunity for local musicians, artists, dancers etc to showcase their talents to the facility users.     Submission are to be sent to hollydesk@barrie.ca or by calling 705-792-7925.

Bicycle Found We found a full sized ladies bicycle, a Triumph Challenger. behind the garages at the condos in Elmvale. If you bring the key to open the lock on it, it is yours, Call this paper at 705 322 2249 "Although it is generally known, I think it's about time to announce that I was born at a very early age."-- Groucho Marx “Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes

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CHRISTMAS in the VILLAGE, CRAFT SALE. Sat. & Sun,- Dec. 1st. & 2nd. in the Elmvale Community Hall, Queen St. West(Main St.)  10am to 4pm both days. One of a kind Christmas gifts, sewing, knitting, wooden toys, furniture, jewelry, decorations,  Christmas baking & candy. A donation to the FOOD BANK would be appreciated. For vendor info- call Heather or Peter , 705-3223484 or 705-322-3535. See you there.

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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: info@orrlakegolfclub.ca. Web Site: www.orrlakegolfclub.ca c

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Music Instruction

Guitar, Piano, Keyboard, Accordion, Drums, Banjo, Bass, Mandolin & Ukelele lessons available in Elmvale for Children, Adults, Seniors. Flexible times. Reasonable rates. Private Instruction. For more info, call John Brown at 322-7696 or 322-3995 In 1584, after French explorer Jacques Cartier explored the St. Lawrence region of North America, he reported finding "gros melons." The name was translated into English as "pompions," which has since evolved into the modern "pumpkin. Pumpkins are low in calories, fat, and sodium and high in fiber. They are good sources of Vitamin A, Vitamin B, potassium, protein, and iron.

Edward Jones, a financial services industry leader is seeking a Branch Team Associate to support our branch office. This position provides administrative assistance for our branch at 331 Bayfield Street, Barrie on a part time basis. The ideal candidate must enjoy customer contact; have excellent client service and communication skills, be well organized and accurate with details. Join Edward Jones and see why we’ve been ranked among the GLOBE AND MAIL’s list of the "Best Workplaces in Canada" for 5 years. Please forward your resume to: Edward Jones, 331 Bayfield St, Barrie, ON L4M 3C2.

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VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER POSITIONS NOW AVAILABLE Township of Tiny We are now recruiting Volunteer Firefighters. Do you have a desire to do something important for your community? Are you someone with dedication and a willingness to accept the challenge of a difficult job? If you’re this kind of person, you’re needed as a Volunteer Firefighter. An orientation night will be held on Monday, Dec. 3rd, 2012, at 7:00 pm. at the Midland Fire Department, 550 Bayshore Dr. For more information, contact us at (705) 322-1161. Application packages can be picked up at: Township of Tiny Municipal Offices at 130 Balm Beach Road West – (705) 526-4204 or at www.tiny.ca


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County paramedic receives Chief’s Commendation for heroic save

County of Simcoe Paramedic Services Platoon Supervisor Christian Bischof was recently presented the Chief’s Commendation for saving a man’s life while camping south of Timmins this past summer. Presented to Bischof at the County of Simcoe Service Recognition Banquet on Oct 12, the Chief’s Commendation was “in recognition of his demonstration of exceptional skill and action in managing a life-threatening situation.� On July 27, 2012, while Crown-land camping in a remote location an hour-and-a-half south of Timmins, Bischof—a County paramedic of 27 years—was cooking dinner when a fellow camper yelled to him that a man had fallen out of his boat on the lake and was not responsive. Bischof rushed to shore and saw the man motionless in the water with his boat circling him. He and other campers immediately boarded their boats and crossed the lake to assist the man who was lifeless in the water, only the crown of his head remaining above the surface. With the help of others, Bischof lifted the man out of the water, assessed him, and determined he was vital-signs-absent and needed immediate resuscitation. Directing others to call 911, Bischof began efforts to revive him. By clearing his lungs of water and performing chest compressions, the man’s colour improved and he regained a weak pulse, but still wasn’t breathing. Bischof inserted an airway from his personal first-aid kit and assisted respirations. The man responded well and started breathing on his own. Bischof’s wife, Valerie, returned from calling 911 and informed him a land ambulance would arrive in approximately an hour-and-a-half. Being aware of the potential complications that can arise with drowning victims after their initial recovery, Bischof was concerned with the

lengthy response time. Bischof was faced with two options: start driving the man towards Timmins to meet the incoming ambulance, or attempt to have an air ambulance land nearby. Leaving his patient in good hands, Bischof drove to the nearest location with cell reception to call the Georgian Central Ambulance Communications Centre (CACC) located in Barrie. Explaining the situation and location, the Georgian CACC informed him that an air ambulance had accepted the call. Using a GPS application on his phone, Bischof was able to provide an exact location. He returned to the camp, checked on his patient, and with the help of others and a chainsaw, began clearing an area for the helicopter to land. The air ambulance landed successfully and assumed patient care. Within a few minutes, the man was loaded into the helicopter and transported to the Timmins hospital, where he fully recovered and was released the following day. “By no means could I have done this by myself. I had lots of help,� said Bischof. “When you’re a paramedic, your training never really gets out of your mind. Instincts take over and you go to work. Any of the paramedics in Simcoe County could have done what I’ve done.� County of Simcoe Chief Paramedic Andrew Robert presented Bischof with the Chief’s Commendation during the Oct. 12 Service Recognition Banquet at Tangle Creek Golf and Country Club.

Statement from the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on the Horse Racing Industry

October 30, Today, Ted McMeekin, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, released the following statement on the final report from the horse racing industry transition panel: “After nearly five months of consultations, discussions and an interim report, I’ve now received the final report from the horse racing industry transition panel that sets out a vision for a successful and sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. The panel concluded, in its interim report, that the government made the right decision to end the Slots at Racetracks program -- a program that cost taxpayers $345 million a year. The panel said it would be a mistake to reinstate the program -- going so far as to call it ‘poor public policy.’ In the final report, the panel maps out a new path forward for the industry including a new model for horse racing that focuses on the consumer and one that is rooted in principles of good public policy -- accountability, transparency and the assurance that any dollars invested are returned to the public through tax revenue. Some of the specific recommendations that reflect these principles include: • Funding racing prizes, or ‘purses’ through wagering revenue.

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ARTHRITIS TAKES A TOLL ON WORKING POPULATION

October 31, 2012 (TORONTO) – One in three respondents to the ‘Fit For Work Survey’ conducted for The Arthritis Society reported that they stopped working because of their arthritis.  The ‘Fit for Work Survey’ polled 1,057 Canadians living with arthritis to investigate, identify and better understand the impact of this debilitating disease.  Alarmingly, nearly 60 per cent of those individuals who stopped working because of their arthritis were between the ages of 18 and 54. “Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in Canada and its impact on the Canadian economy has been estimated at more than $33 billion annually,”1[1] says Janet Yale, president and CEO of The Arthritis Society. “Our goal is to ensure that Canadians living with arthritis have access to timely care and proper treatment in order to reach their full potential in the workplace.” Along with the physical pain of the disease comes emotional and financial stress: 70 per cent of survey respondents suffer from work-related anxiety. Their top worries include the ability to continue to earn a satisfactory income, not being able to handle work responsibilities and managing symptoms sufficiently to go to work. Arthritis also affects quality of life: 53 per cent of respondents were forced to reduce the scope of their daily activities because of the limitations caused by their disease. In this regard, nearly half of Canadians living with arthritis were not able to access necessary and relevant treatment during the last year. Notably, 24 per cent of respondents were unable to access prescription medications and 30 per cent were unable to access physiotherapists and occupational therapists primarily because of cost factors. The survey, conducted by Leger Marketing, was made possible through a grant by Abbott Canada. Abbott, a global, broad-based health care company, has been supportive of the Fit for Work initiative both on the Canadian and international levels. The aim of the initiative is to demonstrate that improvements in early intervention, treatment and return to work practices could help people of working age, with even severe musculoskeletal disorders, continue to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace. ABOUT THE ARTHRITIS SOCIETY The Arthritis Society is dedicated to a vision of living well while creating a future without arthritis. It is Canada’s principal health charity providing education, programs and support to 4.6 million Canadians with arthritis and their loved ones. Since its founding in 1948, The Society has been the largest non-government funder of arthritis research in Canada by investing more than $180 million in projects that have led to breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with arthritis. No dictionary has been able to adequately explain the difference between COMPLETE and FINISHED. However, in a recent linguistic conference held in London, England, and attended by some of the best linguists in the world: Samsundar Balgobin, a Guyanese, was the clear winner. His final challenge was this: Some say there is no difference between COMPLETE and FINISHED. Please explain the difference between COMPLETE and FINISHED in a way that is easy to understand. Here is his astute answer: “When you marry the right woman, you are COMPLETE. But, when you marry the wrong woman, you are FINISHED. And when the right one catches you with the wrong one, you are COMPLETELY FINISHED!”

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Remembrance Day 2012

In Memory of my Father, Cecil Patrick Cashin H.M.S. Talybont , (1941 - 1945 ) My Father • My Hero Remembering you Dad this November 11th.   I want to Thank you and all our veterans present and past for our freedom. You will be standing beside me in memory as we always did this Remembrance Day Celebration in Elmvale.  As we remember you all.

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FLYNN, Thomas Owen-  Passed “0zzie”away (Co-Owner of LAWLESS, Peter David suddenly at McEachern & Flynn Cartage, Retired Sears Canada his residence, Wasaga Beach on Thursday, October Your loving daughter Pauline Simmonds  SLH,2012. Retired Captain BarrieInVolunteer Department 25, Peter Lawless, his 63rdFire year. Beloved The Royal Canadian Legion and Member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #147 husband of Glenna (nee Ellery). Loving father of Dale HARRIS – In honour of our parents, Cliff and Marion, for 37 Years.) Suddenly, but peacefully at the Royal Lawless of Woodland Beach, Cheryl (Pete) Board of on their November 8th Wedding Anniversary. Elmvale DistrictNanaimo, (Ont. No. 262) Branch Victoria Hospital, onLawless MondayofNovember 24th, B.C. andBarrie Laurie Deschambault Heaven’s gate swung gently open, 2008. Ozzie Flynn of Barrie his 80th year). Lake, Saskatchewan. Loved(ingrandfather of Beloved Taylor, The Master called softly, “Come,” husbandEpiphany, of 60 years of Mayand (neeNick. Williams). Loving Ryan, Courtney Dear son of Trust Fund And you, dad and mom, took the Master’s hand, fatherPoppy of Catharine Marley her husband Louise David Arthur Lawless of and Wasaga Beach. Paul, Brother of And your work on earth was done. Smith and(Sharon) her husband Michael, Barbara Flynn andlate her Michael Lawless of Orangeville and the We’ll never cease to miss you, husband BuzzFriends Carroll.called Loving Leigh Janet Townes. at thegrandfather Lynn-StoneofFuneral Statement for2-4the year And shed many silent tears, Anne Marley (Marc Jennifer Marley Funeral (Gilbert Home, Elmvale fromMasson), & 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Because we cannot share with you, Kuiper),was ScottinMarley (Laura), Smith 29 (Jody Service the Chapel on Christopher Monday, October at Our hopes, our joys, our fears. Becker), Leah Smith (Christopher Size), and great th 1:30 p.m. Interment Wasaga Beach Cemetery. Memorial But one day, in God’s garden, October 1, 2006 , 2007 to Sept. 30Carsten, grandfather of Lauren, Owen, or Liam, and Donations to the Lung Association the Emily Diabetes When the Master calls us to come, Isabelle. Dearwould brother the late Monica Paton, survived Association beofappreciated. Condolences may You’ll be at the gate withOpening open arms, Balance 11,093.90 by sent her tohusband Sandy, and the late Joyce Ridley. be www.lynnstonefuneralhome.ca And say to us, “Welcome Home!” Income from Campaign Friends & other called sourcesat the STECKLEY-GOODERHAM 9,962.89 Home, Clapperton and Worsley Streets, Barrie $47.50 Loving you forever, Reta and Paul Expenses PoppiesFuneral & Wreaths 1,150.51 on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will Material 70.50 We have funds available….. Promotional be held at St Mary’s Church, 65 Amelia Street, Barrie Other Local Expenses 699.33 on Thursday November 27th, at 10:00 am. Interment Simcoe County Horticultural Awards to Students Disbursements Bursary Donations 1,000.00 St. Mary’s Cemetery, Barrie. Memorial donations to the The Dr. Raymond E. Ives Horticultural Award, which Donations as authorized 2,246.24 Kidney Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation was founded in 1976, has funds available for students livwould be appreciated by the15,890.21 family. Condolences may ing in the county. Dr. Ives was a beloved family physician Closing Balance be forwarded through www,steckleygooderham.com and respected horticulturalist in Stayner, who wanted to encourage the study of horticulture at the post-secondary GALBRAITH, Ethel Mary Sabina - At the The above figures are verified and undersigned by the level, by students living in the county. Wedgewood Manor, Summerside, P.E.I. on Tuesday, At present, all students enrolledPoppy in a two or more year Chairman RodneyNovember C. Irvine18,and Branch 2008, In her President 91st year. Beloved wife of program in horticulture or agriculture eligible. If funds JohnisG. Payne. the late Arnold Galbraith. Dear mother of Sabina (John) allow, students in shorter horticultural related programs Daniels of Richmond Hill, Jim (Rebecca) of Texas, Dale will be considered for awards. (Anita) of Newmarket, Heather Zaharychuk of S’side, The fund is assisted by District 16 of the Ontario HortiDavid of Manitoulin Island, Earl (Vivian) of Brampton, culture Association and is helped by memorial donations. June (James) Walters of S’side, Lois Travors of S’side As it is a registered charitable organization, re& Donald of Sydney, Legion B.C. Also survived by The Royal(Carol) Canadian ceipts can be given. 16 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Sister of Applications and more information for the Elmvale District (Ont. Joyce MacSweyne, Fred No. Dapp 262) and theBranch late Bert Dapp fund are available from Kathy Barraclough at & Marjorie Chambers. Memorial Donations to the 905-853-8785 or doug.barraclough@sympaAlzheimer Society would be appreciated and may be tico.ca. Also,www.gardenontario.org District made through the Lynn-Stone Elmvale. Poppy Funeral TrustHome, Fund 16. Click on news then Dr. Ives. An application is here.

Dental appointments available for Healthy Smiles Ontario

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SIMCOE MUSKOKA – Appointments are Oct 1st,1,2011 , 2007 October 2006totoSept Sept.30, 30th2012 now being booked for the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit’s new mobile dental clin$14,174.71 Opening Balance 11,093.90 ic. The clinic will be parked on scheduled days $8,329.88 Income from Campaign & other sources 9,962.89 at locations in Angus, Bradford, Collingwood, Expenses Poppies & Wreaths 1,150.51 Gravenhurst, Huntsville, Midland, Orillia and 445 St. Vincent Street $3,082.63 Promotional Material L4M 6T5 $214.70 70.50 Wasaga Beach. Barrie, Ontario The Healthy Smiles Ontario program pro$1,502.42 Other Local Expenses 699.33 vides dental services for children 17 years and $1,000.00 Disbursements Bursary Donations 1,000.00 younger who are members of a family with an $6,506.00 Donations as authorized 2,246.24 Adjusted Family Net Income of $20,000 or $8297.61 $10,198.84 Closing Balance 15,890.21 less, and who have no access to a dentist or any other form of dental coverage. To find out The above figures are verified and undersigned by if your children are eligible for Healthy Smiles The above figuresJohn are verified and undersigned by the Treasurer Payne and Branch President Ontario and to book an appointment, call Your Poppy Chairman Rodney C. Irvine and Branch President Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877Nancy Murphy. 721-7520 Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 John G. Payne. “ They Served Till Death! Why Not We?” p.m. or check www.simcoemuskokahealth. org.

Elmvale Veterinary Hospital is pleased to announce

Grooming Services are Available for

All sizes of dogs and cats.

Is Hiring:

HVAC Service Technician/Installer Visit our website for details www.NottawasagaMechanical.com

Our new groomer is Jessie Marion. Grooming available Mon.- Fri. Call 705.322.2661 to book an appointment.

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Catholic Teacher Honoured With Teaching Award

There are two items I wanted to share with you today – first, the Diamond Jubilee recipients that were selected by our MPP Garfield Dunlop and my own Panel; and second, proposed new regulations on prepaid credit cards. You can now read the biographies of each of the 30 Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient that were selected by my panel, as well as the 14 recipients who were awarded Medal’s by our MPP Garfield Dunlop. I encourage you to take a look at some of these truly inspiring local stories at - http://www. brucestanton.ca/media_/riding-news/dd. Again, thank you to everyone who took the time to make nominations to Garfield and I. On the second issue, as you may have heard, recently Minister Flaherty, released a proposal to provide more clarity with respect to pre-paid credit cards, and it is now open for public comment.   Currently there are fees associated with prepaid payment products that are not entirely clear to the consumer. The proposed Pre-

paid Payment Products Regulations would require that fees be disclosed to consumers in an information box displayed prominently on the product’s exterior packaging, and that other information for the consumer to understand when using these products be provided prior to issuance in a manner that is clear, simple and not misleading.  The proposed regulations would also limit certain business practices that could be harmful to consumers. For example, they would prohibit the funds from expiring and prohibit any maintenance fees for at least one year after a prepaid credit card has been activated for customer-purchased products.  The proposed regulations will be available online in the Canada Gazette on October 26 for a 30-day comment period. Contact information for forwarding comments will be provided with the regulations.   For more information on the proposed regulations, please visit Finance Canada at http://www.fin.gc.ca/n12/12-128-eng.asp Bruce Stanton, M.P. Simcoe North

October 25, 2012 - Each year, the Ontario Teachers' Federation and the Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan (OTIP) present three awards to outstanding teachers. There are approximately 160,000 teachers in the province of Ontario and only one award is presented to an elementary teacher. This year, Jodie Lang from St. Paul's Catholic School in Alliston received this prestigious honour. Jodie recently received the award at a banquet in Toronto and also received recognition from the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board at a meeting of the Board of Trustees. "Last June TVO spent a few days in Jodie’s classroom trying to capture the Pictured left to right: Pattie Campbell (foressence of her exemplary teaching, mer principal of St. Paul's), Jodie Lang, Steve but no video can truly reflect all the Charbonneau, Superintendent of Schools complex ways a great teacher enhances and influences the lives of her students," said Steve Charbonneau, Superintendent of Schools. "Jodie cares tremendously about her students and is truly committed to helping them be the very best that they can be." Here is what OTIP had to say about Jodie's contributions to her profession: "Changing the world for the better – Jodie sets this example for her students daily and they, in turn, learn how they can change the world for the better. Jodie teaches grade 2 reading, math, social studies, and religion. She will do whatever it takes in time and effort to provide her students with the tools for success. For students with learning challenges, Jodie goes the extra mile to help them meet the challenges they face.  Jodie welcomes the community into the classroom to promote awareness and consideration of others’ heritage and customs. She encourages caring for and sharing with others." Congratulations to Jodie on this amazing accomplishment - her award reflects the hard work that teachers do every day to help students learn and grow academically, socially and spiritually. 

Elmvale and District Lions Club by Ray Neuhaus

Left to Right - Back Row Matt Clayton, Brian Belcourt, Glen Moreau, Tim Hesch. Middle Row, Vern Beacock, Ray Neuhaus, Jason Harris, Jason Fitzgerald, Wayne Corrigan, Scott McLean, Terry Coram, Mark Columbus, Bob Coe, Gerry Rebidoux, Paul Procyck. Front Row, Garry Feehan, Tim Crow, Mike Stone, Gene Minnings, Bill Scott, Dan Belcourt, Marlene Feehan, Jim Elliott.

County presents $1 million to Lakehead University

October 24, 2012 – On behalf of Simcoe County Council, Warden Cal Patterson presented Lakehead University Orillia with a $1-million cheque in support of post-secondary education. “Lakehead University is very pleased to have the continued support of Simcoe County,” said Dr. Stevenson. “Working together we have been able to increase opportunities for access to university education throughout the County.” To date, the County of Simcoe has contributed $2.5 million to Lakehead University, Orillia Campus. “We are already seeing the impact that the University is having on our workforce as we prepare to meet the challenges of a knowledgebased economy,” said Dr. Fedderson.  “ Lakehead University Orillia continues to be a key partner in numerous economic development initiatives laid out in the County of Simcoe’s 10-year economic development and tourism strategic plan adopted in June 2011. Statistics show at least eight out of every 10 new jobs created today require at least a post-secondary degree or diploma to apply. For Simcoe County, this means nearly 50 per cent of our current workforce could have difficulty securing a job in the new economy because they don’t have the basic entry requirements. It also means Simcoe County could have difficulty attracting new employment opportunities because we don’t have the necessary skills in our existing workforce, or the ability to train our residents with the required skills. Studies also show that more than 60 per cent of post-secondary graduates choose to stay and live in the immediate area in which they receive their post-secondary education. This is why providing postsecondary education opportunities close to home is a vital piece in strengthening any local economy. The County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.


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