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(October 12, 2012 – Orillia, ON) Lakehead University Orillia recognized a $250,000 gift to the “Your Bright Future” capital fundraising campaign from the TD Bank Group with a presentation today atop the green roof of the academic building at 500 University Avenue in Orillia. TD representatives joined members of Lakehead University for the open-air celebration. The donation from TD Bank helped to create the TD Green Roof, a unique feature of the academic building, which was built to the highest level (Platinum) of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification. The academic building, along with residence and cafeteria facilities located 500 University Avenue, represent the first phase in the development of Canada’s first LEED® university campus. “TD is proud to support this innovative, environmentally sustainable initiative that will benefit both the University and the community,” said Kristy Shaughnessy, District Vice President, TD Canada Trust. “The green roof will offer environmental and economic benefits, including insulation during the summer and winter seasons, the reduction of energy consumption and will also improve air quality on campus.”  In recognition of TD Bank’s donation, plaques naming the donor have been placed adjacent to the green roof in a third floor boardroom, as well as on the campus donor wall located in the academic building entrance foyer.  “We are extremely pleased to partner with TD to support our campus and the overall growth of Lakehead Orillia,” said Kim Fedderson, Dean & Vice-Provost (Orillia Campus). “We’re especially proud of our focus on environmental sustainability and so pleased that the TD Bank has recognized this and now shares this distinction with us.” The academic building opened at the University Avenue campus in September 2010 and now, along with Lakehead Orillia’s downtown site, is home to over 1,300 students.

Barrie Police Association donates to infant security system at RVH Members of the Barrie Police Association recently did delivered at cheque for $5,000 to Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH). The proceeds, raised through their annual Kids N’ Cops Charity Golf Tournament, will support the ongoing costs associated with the infant monitoring system at RVH – a security program to equip infants with a monitoring bracelet which activates alarms and locks doors on the unit should the infant be taken outside of an identified area. On hand for the presentation were (left to right) - Chris Alton (president, Barrie Police Association), Carol Holden (director or Security Services, RVH), Dr. Brian Kuzik (clinical director of the Maternal Child and Youth Program, RVH), John Brooks (Barrie Police Association), and Paul Kellachan (vice-president, Barrie Police Association).

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Once again, the Severn Sound Environmental Association (SSEA) took part in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited. This program is a national initiative that started in 1994 and aims to promote understanding of shoreline litter issues by engaging volunteers in shoreline cleanup activities. This year SSEA choose a location in Port Severn and collected approximately 40 lbs of garbage. Common items included coffee cups, plastic and glass beverage bottles, fishing line and Styrofoam bait packaging. To learn more about the program, please visit www.shorelinecleanup.ca or contact SSEA at 705-527-5166.

Library Garden Tour Donates $10,900

The Library Garden Tour Committee was pleased to present their cheque in the amount of $10,900.00 its 2012 donation. The cheque was OFFICIALLY HANDED OVER to Bill Molesworth at THE 2nd annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon held October 17TH for all the volunteer groups that support the library. The following are the groups recognized: The Friends of the Library, The Library Board, Books on Wheels and the Library Garden Tour Committee. The luncheon was enjoyed by all and a appreciative round of applause went out to Bill Molesworth and Gail Griffith for hosting this event. Mayor Gordon A. McKay was present and gave a speech recognizing how important volunteers have become, especially in these changing economic times that we are in. Bill Molesworth, Diane Greenfield and Carol Philips Picture submitted by Carol Godward A Cheque for Library acquisitions was presented earlier to Tay Township Libraries. The Library Garden Tour Committee is now working hard on our commitment for 2013 garden tour.

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Under the category of ‘Truth being stranger than fiction’, in some cases, at the everydayhealth.com website, there is an article about what chewing gum can do for you. In Tehran, Iran, they have developed a medicated chewing gum which could help cure motion sickness faster than some oral medicines because it is absorbed through the cheek, which is quicker than conventional methods. In the United States, a cannabis based chewing gum is to hit marijuana dispensaries Because the fine particles of THC are absorbed into the lining of the mouth, you receive quick relief from pain, nausea, tension and loss of appetite. At Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University, they added the Pueraria Mirfica root to chewing gum. Rather than using a once a day pill, they found that the constant bombarding of your system with this supplement helped restore the muscle tissue which keeps breasts healthy. In fact, they think this may be able to enhance your breast size by as much as 80%. At the Syracuse University, researchers showed that a hormone called PYY, which acts as an appetite depressant, could be added to gum to assist people in weight loss. Another research done at the University of Rhode Island found that gum chewers consumed 67 fewer calories a at lunch which could lead to a loss of 7 pounds over a complete year A web-based search of the internet found that chewing gum containing xylitol could actually help in the fight against cavities. If you check the ingredients of the gum, you will find that Trident contains the cavity fighting power of xylitol. Chewing gum can calm your nerves. Chewing gum can loosen a tight jaw - if you tend to clench your teeth. Chewing gum can build the muscles in your jaw and face making them stronger. Chewing gum can help you stop smoking. That’s the idea of the nicotine based product which gives the needed nicotine impulse which some smoker’s experience. So if you see a gum chewer, he/she may be working on one of the above mentioned causes. And if you are a gum chewer, one of the main things you can do is dispense of the gum inn a wrapper and into the garbage, not on the ground or under the table or any of the other ingenious but disgusting sites. The bridge repair on Highway 92 west of Elmvale is suppose to be done by the end of November. The fact that they are still on one side of the bridge and have not as yet shown any progress as to getting to the other half, and the fact that the road west of the bridge has deteriorated to a small couple of points above passable has not gone unnoticed by our council. They must have said something to them as they now have night lights and according to some, they are working later than their usual. It is not that they have not had any trouble, just over a week ago, the water main down the centre of the road and probably 8-10 feet down sprang a leak and a notice went out that some people had no water. Most people can put up with the lights and the slight delay but there is no reason the road should be as rough as it is. They have a dozer sitting there as well as a large wheeled loader. Either one of those could eliminate the potholes. Councillor Rick Webster is working along with the Economic Development Working Group of Council by putting a presentation together to present to PetroCanada re the closing of the gas station at the (what many of us refer to as the four corners of Elmvale) junction of Cty Rd 92 and 27. According to pretty good rumours, the property has a gas residue which may be rather pricey to clean up. If you and I were to buy it, then we would be responsible for the unknown costs of re mediation. With ‘Full Disclosure” on the sale of a property, probably no one would want to buy it. Therefore, for the time being, it can be rented/leased but there is a stipulation, I am told, that it cannot be a gas station. When the investors (those of us with no money but lots of ideas) discuss the possibilities, a car dealership seems to be the best option. Back to Rick - he asked me if we had any pictures of the property. In amongst the 1000s of pictures we have, there are probably a few but since they were not labeled PetroCan, my searches were not too rewarding. But some of what I did send him is being used in their presentation apparently. Rick is also part of the Anten Mills Hall Board. At one of their meetings, the topic of a local scribe came up. When Sandy McConkey began writing the Grenfel/Centre Vespra report, one of the residents in that area suggested that Springwater barely knew they existed until that started. We have coverage of Minesing, Phelpston, Craighurst, Wyevale and Orr Lake. When I started the paper on June 4th, 1998, it was one of my thoughts that each little community would be able to promote themselves. If you want to write a little something about your area, whether it be in Springwater, Tiny, Oro-Medonte or Tay (that’s the area our 16,700 papers go to), I am quite open to your contributions. The paper comes out 26 times a year and there is no minimum size requirements. And the Anten Mills Santa Claus Parade will continue

this year on December 9th. I think I am not out of line to suggest this is the “Biggest Parade from a Little Community!” Another project in Springwater Township is on Rainbow Valley Road. I received a call - not a complaint - about what was happening and asked to come down and have a look. The caller suggested that the replacement of the culvert had become a bigger job than expected. West of the placement, in the ditch on either side of the road is a possible 200 feet of culvert some 10 feet in diameter. Meanwhile, there are three backhoes there and a pump running to divert the water. It is assumed that there will double culvert installed but our caller suggested they had encountered so much water flowing south at that spot, it was hampering their progression. No one is making any significant complaints but what one might assume to be a simple job may have hit a little snag. In Tiny Township. Councillor Nigel Warren is rather proud of the progress that has ensued at the Huronia airport located on the 8th concession in Tiny Township. There are more hangers being built, they are getting more and more traffic, they sell gas for planes and there are numerous businesses on site of nearby that reflect the aviation community. There are two major projects in the works, one having to do with the runway and another with the unused areas beside the runway. In case that second plan falls through - we hope it won’t - I will wait for more word from their Airport commissioners. Then we have Tiny’s Deputy Mayor George Lawrence going to Ottawa to be part of the discussions on the water level in Georgian Bay. Many believe the cause to be because of the dredging of the St. Claire River allowing for a larger volume of water to pass through. I read very recently that one suggestions has been to put some baffles up river to slow the flow of water but with every action there is suppose to be an opposite and that strikes me that it would speed the water up someplace else which might create other problems. If some people doubt whether this is a problem, drive up to Thunder Beach, northern end of County Road 6, turn west and drive along the shore. Some of the docks look like the water might be down some six feet. I go to Wye Heritage Marina occasionally. To get from the parking area to the floating docks, there was a boardwalk that you walked across. The water is down so low there that the walks are now steep, almost treacherous slopes. We use to talk about the seven year high and low of Georgian Bay, and we are now on a 20 year decline. Let’s hope George’s input does something. Someone should invent a cushion for wooden heels. It is distracting to be at a meeting when someone gets up to sneak out and what one hears primarily is the clip, clip, clip of the heels.

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Elmvale Home Building Centre Bantam AE Team Ties for Home Opener On Tuesday Oct 16th The Elmvale Home Building Centre Bantam AE team faced the visiting Midland Centennials in their first Home game of the season. The first period was a wide open, high speed match that saw both teams exchange great chances. The second period opened up with more of the same with both teams exchanging body checks as well as opportunities. Late in the second The Centennials capitalized on their fourth power-play of the game putting the Home team Coyotes down 1-0. Going into the third period the Coyotes were determined to give the hometown fans something to cheer about and 3 minutes into the period they did. Landon McGinnis won a puck battle deep in the Coyotes end and chipped the puck up to a waiting Andrew Sommervill who then sent Thomas Maw and Jason Flury down the ice on a 2 on 1 with Flury finishing off the play. Ryan Dauphin was stellar in net, continuously frustrating the Centennials attackers. The Elmvale Home Building Centre Bantam AE team hits the road to face Flesherton on Monday, Oct 22nd and will be back at home against Grand Valley Tuesday, Oct 23rd. Come on out and cheer the team on as they try to stay undefeated at home.

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Small and mid-size businesses are the target beneficiaries of a recent contribution made to Georgian College through the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP). The college is using the $100,000 in support from NRCIRAP to provide a variety of services, including training, seminars and workshops. This contribution has allowed the college to advance its plans for supporting businesses by two years beyond what was previously scheduled. The funds will be shared between the college’s Centre for Applied Research and Innovation (CARI) and the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre. “Georgian will leverage its academic capabilities with business leaders and resources from surrounding communities to offer business advisory and mentoring services,” said Chris Berni, CARI manager. “This will help to develop new business ideas and technologies to support local and regional small and mid-size enterprises.” Businesses may apply for support, which may include use of a facility, business planning and determining market feasibility. Georgian will host a series of seminars and invite government and associations such as Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium and Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters to present. Training sessions at the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre will deliver topic specific information in the areas of technology, marketing, research and business management. Resources will also be available to provide technical, marketing and business advice. A wide range of equipment may also be accessed, such as the college’s robotics lab, rapid prototyper, mechanical testing equipment and computer labs. Business owners interested in receiving support through this program may contact Chris Berni at 705-728-1968, ext. 1345. Worker ants may live seven years and the queen may live as long as 15 years. People are more likely to be a target for mosquitoes if you consume bananas. The venom of a female black widow spider is more potent than that of a rattlesnake. "It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." - Harry S. Truman

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Happy Birthday wishes go out to Adrienne & Aislinn Srigley, Joey Gamble, Yvonne Moreau, Bruce Dundas, Corby Stott, Brenda Armstrong, Cameron Crawford, Drake Reynolds, Erin Gibson, Alicia Stephenson, Carol Hales, Alvin Leonard, Spencer Caston and Keegan Srigley celebrating in October. Early November birthday wishes go out to Julia Sickinger, Ashley Marshall, Nancy J Moreau, and Darlene Wickett. Bid Euchre is on Friday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. in the church basement. Light lunch & prizes. $2.50 per person. Winners from October 12th were: 1st Claudette Bell, 2nd Piercy Hamel and 3rd Betty Woolhead. Winners from October 19th were: 1st Lillia Robertson, 2nd Joan Thompson and 3rd Pat Boyle. All welcome. Happy Anniversary wishes go out to Kim and Gary Fisch. The next Youth Group is on Friday October 26th at the church at 7 p.m. There will be Halloween activities. For those who like to sew and quilt – Monica Clause has opened her own store called “Tangled Thread” at 559 Bay Street in Midland. Come and check it out. Wyevale Parks and Recreation’s Annual General Meeting & Elections – Tues. October 30th at 7 p.m. in the church basement. Regular meeting to follow. For more information call Cindy at 705.322.2318. Friendship luncheon is on Sat. Nov. 3rd from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Homemade soups and squares, books, knitting, crafts & much more. Thursday Nov. 18th at 6:30 p.m. is the new UCW meeting in the church basement. Guest speaker is Mike Tolmie. Congratulations to Midland “2” Crib Team on winning the trophy on Sat. Oct. 20th. Team players were Ruth Ann Caston, Wanda Keough, Mary Graham and Shirley Charlebois. Anyone with news items contact Ruth Ann at 527-5274!

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(CLEARVIEW TOWNSHIP, ON.) – In a week or so, 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: 1) Slow down as you approach the roundabout 2) Vehicles in the roundabout move in a counter-clockwise direction 3) Choose the correct entry lane a. To turn left or to go straight choose the outside lane b. To turn right or to go straight choose the inside lane 4) Traffic in the roundabout has the right-of-way 5) Give large vehicles extra space to manoeuvre 6) Avoid passing other vehicles in the roundabout 7) Watch for pedestrians crossing the roadway when approaching or exiting the roundabout 8) 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 Advertisements for coffee in London in 1657 claimed that the beverage was a cure for scurvy, gout and other ills. Almonds are the oldest, most widely cultivated and extensively used nuts in the world.

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WARD 4 COUNCILLOR UPDATE By Sandy McConkey Please come out Nov. 5 to public meeting: Your voice counts. I would like to advise you that there is a Public Meeting Monday, Nov. 5 to review the 2013 Budget. I would appreciate input on the proposed budget prior to me making a final decision on the Budget. A PowerPoint presentation will walk you through the high-level costs, debt, and proposed tax increase while also highlighting some efficiencies that have taken place. The budget has a strong focus on maintaining and improving roads, culverts and bridges. If you cannot attend the meeting and you would like me to e-mail you the presentation for comment, please send me an e-mail. With the current economic situation, I have two concerns at this point and those are the increased debt that we will be taking on as result of the infrastructure plan and the two-per cent cost-of-living (COLA) increase to staff. I am looking forward to your feedback. 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 from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children under 16. This includes dinner, salad, roll, cake and beverage. If any high school students are looking for volunteer hours, I would appreciate the assistance. Please contact me via email at Sandy.McConkey@springwater.ca *** SAVE OUR SPRINGWATER PARK I was saddened to hear about the government’s shortsightedness in its proposal to close Springwater Provincial Park. I have been visiting this jewel of the township my entire life. I have great memories of my family going there for picnics when I was a child. My husband and I still like to go to the park. It’s a nice spot to go to in any season. Springwater Park should be a draw for Barrie families but our near-bankrupt Ontario government has no cash and no desire to promote it as a destination. Many new residents may not even know this fun, nearby and low-cost attraction even exists. The animals have always been a unique draw. These are creatures that can’t be released back into the wild because of human imprinting or other concerns and they are all native to our area. Visiting the park gives children a chance to see our own wildlife first-hand and to appreciate nature. We took his Newfoundland cousins and their families there just last summer and they loved getting an introduction to Ontario wildlife, including a close-up view of birds of prey. Luckily, there is a newly formed group that wants to save this natural 1,000-acre wonder that was, now rather ironically, a child of the Great Depression. It’s called The Friends of Springwater Park. The group is hosting an event this Saturday, Oct. 27, at the park from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. It’s a great Hallowe’en themed event. Children can wear their costumes and they will parade around the park at some point. They will also have the opportunity to experience such old-fashioned activities as bobbing for apples and pumpkin carving and painting. Candy will be given out and the group is also hosting a barbeque. A silent auction will also be part of the fun. Dogs are welcome but they cannot be taken in the animal sanctuary area. The cost for the outing is the regular park admission. I think it’s $16 a carload – and if you get the grandparents to take the kids it’s just $12. I would encourage everyone to sign the on-line petition at www.friendsofspringwaterpark. ca/ or on Facebook at www.facebook. com/FriendsOfSpringwaterProvincialPark . *** Please send your birthdays, anniversaries, new items and ideas for the Grenfel and Centre Vespra News. Kathy Stunden-Hall may be reached at 7359423 or by e-mail at chulahorn@aol. com.

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MOVEMBER

Over the past 3 Novembers’, the male members of Elmvale District High School have been “cultivating” their upper lips in support of Men’s Health and more specifically – Prostate Cancer Research. This year is providing an exceptional opportunity to raise awareness and funding to this valuable cause: EDHS Teacher Jim MacMillan is well known not only for his work with Student Success but also throughout North Simcoe in the context of Nordic Skiing. Even more iconic however, is Mr. Mac’s moustache, which has resided comfortably on his face for the past ¼ century. This year, EDHS student, Mark Dionne has scored a major coup – getting Mr. Mac to agree to shave his ‘stache in front of the whole school if a goal of $1000 is reached before November 5th. Knowing that there are many in the wider community that would love to see Mac’s upper lip, this opportunity is being extended to all. If you wish to be part of this “once-in-a-lifetime” chance (literally), you can direct your Movember donation to the school c/o Principal Randy Bauer. Charitable receipts are available by request.

CFC Chair brings Smart & Caring message to Huronia Terry Jackson had a lot to share with the Huronia Community Foundation. The Chair of Community Foundations of Canada’s Board of Directors recently addressed the foundation’s Annual General Meeting, with a focus on Smart & Caring Communities. “It’s not very often you get a direct request from the Governor General and we took it pretty seriously, especially since he had just become Community Foundations of Canada’s patron, the first in our history,” Jackson told the meeting. He spoke about the two-pronged mission of the national initiative – connecting the country through Smart & Caring Community Funds, and ensuring every community is served by a community foundation by 2017. And how that relates to the way Huronia Community Foundation has been operating. “We’re going to take a page from your book here in Huronia, and reach out to more communities,” said Jackson. “We know as well as you do that having access to a community foundation means having access to people and resources that are focused on making the community a better place to live, work and play.” He said he’s inspired by happenings in Huronia, but that all foundations can extend their reach further. “You’ve already done a great job reaching out to other communities. But there may be others you’d like to include in your network,” said Jackson Jackson’s presentation got “excellent” reviews, and generated local

Some of you already know this, but I wanted to close the loop with this crew to let you know that today is my last day with Jim Wilson. After 11 memorable years, I’m headed to Alberta to join Premier Redford’s new government in Edmonton. The beauty of leaving is that you get the last word, but I’m not so cheesy as to regale you all with memorable stories about Jim (although, catch me in a week and I may divulge the juice) but I just wanted to say farewell and thank you all for being very decent people to deal with – to a tee.  I couldn’t care less who you vote for or what your leanings are; in my book (and in Jim’s) Simcoe-Grey’s ‘press gallery’ has always been professional, courteous and understanding, which has always made my job easier and much more enjoyable – so thank you. I’m sure our paths will cross again, but in the meantime, if you need to get a hold of Jim you can email Alex Ainley (alex.ainley@pc.ola.org) who will be replacing me at Queen’s Park, or of course Joy Parks in the Collingwood office (jwilsonmpp@bellnet.ca) who will both do their best to help you with what you need. As I bid you all adieu, if you ever need to reach me you can find me on Facebook or reach me personally at priscodave@gmail.com if there’s any request that I haven’t fulfilled and in case you need to give me shit for it. All the best and thank you again. Dave Prisco, Executive Assistant Office of Jim Wilson, MPP (Simcoe-Grey) Ontario PC House Leader Tel: (416) 325-2069 | Fax: 416-325-2079 media coverage.

Here are the Grants they made at thir AGM Charity Amount Granted Askennonia Senior Centre $700 Community Reach $900 Eat Well to Excel $750 Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre $500 Huronia Museum $1,458 MARC (Midland Area Reading Council) $1,340 Midland Bay Sailing Club $1,000 YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka $1,480 Unity United Church $1,500 Step up Fund $2,000 Beausoleil First Nation $419 MSS Sarah Burke Memorial Fund $931 SSEA (Severn Sound Association) $525 Wye Marsh $350 Penetanguishene Library $1,263 Askennonia Senior Centre $684 Penetanguishene Town - a swing for disabled $1,474 OSPCA $398 Butch LaFrance Georgian Bay Land Trust $1,113 Out of the Cold $1,390 Huronia Community Foundation $400 Georgian Bay Land Trust $483 Community Living Huronia $2,232 The worst kind of people are those who confuse kindness for weakness. -Werner Makowski, banker (b. 1929)

We need more Marian Clutes in our world!

Each year, Elmvale nominates one outstanding citizen who goes above and beyond to help others in the community. This year was no exception, with the nominee not only volunteering countless hours to the local church and fundraises, but a woman who has one of the biggest hearts, showing love and compassion to all. This year, Elmvale’s awarded citizen is none other than Marian Clute, my grandmother. For those of us in Elmvale who are fortunate enough to have met such a wonderful woman would agree when I say Marian Clute is always giving. It does not matter if it is simply driving her friends for coffee, sharing her famous tea biscuits, or lending a helping hand to those in need, Marian is always doing something to show her appreciation for the people and community she lives in. What is truly inspiring about this woman is she never asks for anything in return, and is happy with the simple gratification that comes from helping another person. As a teenager whom recently graduated from Elmvale Distract High School, I am no stranger to the negativity and hurt people go through daily from bullying and isolation. It seems our generation has forgotten the golden rule, the rule Marian Clute lives by, to treat others the way you wish to be treated. We need more Marian Clutes in our world. I leave you with one last thought, that from each day forward you will live your life with a goal in mind, a goal my grandmother taught me, to treat others how you would want to be treated. Scott Wilson


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2231 Nursery Road 2231 Nursery Road Minesing, Ontario Minesing, Ontario L0L 1Y2 L0L 1Y2Canada Canada 2013 BUDGET NOTICE A Public Information session will be held on November 5, 2012 in the Council Chamber during the regular Council meeting to seek stakeholder feedback on the proposed 2013 budget. THE PROPOSED 2013 BUDGET, together with the calculated tax impact, will be available for public viewing at the Township 2I¿FHDQGRQWKH7RZQVKLSZHEVLWHRQRU before Monday, October 29, 2012. Questions should be directed to Laurie Kennard, Deputy CAO/Director of Finance at (705) 728-4784 ext. 2009 or laurie.kennard@springwater.ca. 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.

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

ROAD CLOSURE The bridge on Vespra Valley Road is closed for repair until further notice. The bridge is located between Snow Valley Road (County Rd. 22) and Mayer Road. During this closure, motorists will be asked to use Highway 26 and County Road 28 as detour routes.

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Sleigh Ride in the Village

November 1 Phelpston Recreation Service Board 7:00 pm, Valendar Park Building

Presented by the Elmvale Lioness Club 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Friday, December 14 Bring your family and enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride through Elmvale! This event is fun for all with hot dogs, hot beverages, and arts and crafts! FREE! Elmvale Santa Claus Parade

CANINE CARE

November 13 Grenfel Recreation Service Board 7:30 pm, Grenfel Community Hall

Missing your dog?? All canines picked up in the Township of Springwater are taken to Fareway Farms for care. The facility is located at 4430 Horseshoe Valley Road, RR 1, Minesing, ON L0L 1Y0. Phone: 705-726-6125 Cell: 705-627-1070 Email: fareway@sympatico.ca Website: www.fareway.ca

COMMUNITY POLICING $VZHFDQH[SHFWRXU¿UVWVQRZIDOODQ\GD\ now, Stanley reminds us all to: 1. Make sure your vehicle is winter ready with snow tires. 2. Put your emergency kit in the trunk including spare winter gloves. 3. Be careful at slippery intersections. 4. Allow proper distance between yourself and the vehicle ahead of you. 5. Drive according to conditions and visibility. Speed is a major factor in most accidents.

LifeLabs now offers a mobile specimen collection service. This service is available to anyone with a valid laboratory requisition form.

If you have any questions, concerns or you are interested in becoming a member of this Committee, please contact: Bob Sporring (705-726-2239) or Ken French (705-322-1894 or cell 705-321-1155).

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November 8 Library Board 7:00 pm, Elmvale Branch, Queen St. W November 13 Elmvale Recreation Service Board 5:00 pm, Knox Building

Happy Motoring!

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November 7 Hillsdale Recreation Service Board 7:00 pm, Hillsdale Community Hall

Presented by the Elmvale Lions Club 1:00 pm, Sunday, December 2

LAB SERVICES RETURN

The mobile clinic operates at the Springwater Health Services Centre (35 Queen St. W.) Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00 am – 9:00 am

November 5 Council Meeting 5:30 pm, Township Administration Centre

Have you registered for any Fall & Winter Recreation Programs? Please check the Township website or the Springwater Link for any changes to times and locations.

October 25, 2012

November 15 Policing Committee 7:30 pm, Midhurst Library

QUEEN ST. RECONSTRUCTION Garbage & Recycling For the duration of the construction, on the normal collection day, place all garbage/ recyclable/yard waste materials at the front of your property as usual. The construction contractor will remove these items and take them to outside of the construction zone, for pickup by the garbage contractor. Please mark your address clearly on your garbage and recycling containers so they can be returned to the correct owner by the contractor. It is very important that you take your refuse and recyclable items to the front of your property by 7:00 am. Otherwise, they might not be picked up. Site Safety Construction involves the use of heavy equipment and the unavoidable creation of obstacles (excavations, etc.). These circumstances are often attractive to children, and as such, we ask that you caution your children to stay clear of the working area. When walking near construction activity, small children must be accompanied by an adult. Parents may need to make alternative arrangements to ensure children are transported to school safely. The contractor is required to conduct the work in a safe manner, including fencing of deep excavations, if required. We ask that you take extra caution during the construction period to ensure everyone’s

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Garfield Dunlop MPP Simcoe North

482 Elizabeth Street Midland ON L4R 1Z8 (705) 526-8671 14 Coldwater Rd. W. Orillia ON L3V 6S2 (705) 326-3246 Ontarians should be outraged over the McGuinty Liberals’ decision to prorogue the Legislature in an attempt to cover up their decision to cancel two gas plants in Oakville and Mississauga. The cost of the McGuinty Liberal government's cancellation of the two controversial power generating plants is now estimated at $750 million and climbing with more bills coming in as they become known. The McGuinty Liberal government's decision during the 2011 provincial election campaign to stop construction on an already partially built plant in Mississauga and to scrub one planned for Oakville means that Ontarians will continue to pay for McGuinty’s mistakes. Residents in both ridings made it clear to the sitting Liberal MPPs at the time that they didn't want the power plants in their backyards. So to save a few of their members from being defeated, the Liberals made a decision to relocate the two power plants. That means Ontarians are now stuck with the mounting bill for the cancellations. The Progressive Conservatives opposed the two plants from the beginning as unnecessary. Now my constituents and all Ontarians will be paying the price for the Liberal government's mistakes. The plant planned for Mississauga is now going to Lambton County, while the other is due to be constructed next to the Lennox generating station in Bath Ontario. One of the biggest complaints I receive from constituents is about the high cost of their energy bills and how it’s a struggle to pay them and now just because the Liberals wanted to save a few of their members they make this decision which will cost all of us even more. This extra cost will show up on people's hydro bills through the global adjustment fund. The Resignation of Dalton McGuinty and his decision to prorogue the legislature was clearly to take the focus off the Liberal power plant scandal. Close to $1 Billion has been wasted and we don’t have answers. After creating a fiscal mess and turning Ontario into a have not province the Liberal’s have now abandoned the province to try and save their own Party. *-- Runners marry during marathon in Oregon --*PORTLAND, Ore. - Two old friends who reconnected during the Portland Marathon in Oregon five years ago held their wedding at the 20-mile mark of this year's race. Katie Holmes and Eric Johansson, friends who began dating and had a son after getting together at the 20-mile mark of the marathon five years ago, said they decided to wed Thursday after running the first 20 miles side by side, KPTV, Portland, reported Monday. Holmes was dressed in white with a veil-bearing baseball cap while Johansson ran by her side in a Dri-Fit tuxedo shirt. They stepped

Dr. MaryLynn West-Moynes installed as Georgian College President and CEO

Georgian College and the pathways and degrees, and ensurwider community celebrating that the relevant resources and ed the leadership of a new services are in place so the stuPresident and CEO in an ofdent experience at Georgian is the ficial installation ceremony best not only in the province, but at the Barrie Campus Oct. 11. in Canada.” Dr. MaryLynn West-Moynes In a surprise announcement, brings extensive academic and West-Moynes said she has comadministrative experience to missioned a book chronicling imthe position, with more than portant moments and events con25 years in the post-secondtributing to Georgian’s heritage ary system. The ceremony during the stewardship of past marked the fifth time in Georpresidents Tamblyn and Hill. The gian’s 45-year history that the book, examining the years since college has welcomed a new Georgian College’s 25th anniverPresident and CEO. sary, will be written by Bob KenAfter being sworn in, Dr. nedy, recently retired Vice PresiNewly installed Georgian College President and West-Moynes shared her vi- CEO Dr. MaryLynn West-Moynes shares a moment dent, Marketing and Student Sersion for Georgian College on stage with student council presidents Eric Nabert vices. with the audience in a packed (Owen Sound), Erika Ingram (Orillia) and Terry Heit- Dr. West-Moynes has held seGeorgian College Theatre. tola, faculty representative on the Board of Governors. nior positions at both the college “I believe in the value of eduand university level. Most recentcation. It is life’s greatest equalizer – pal, provincial and federal politicians. ly, she was Vice President of Exterregardless of where you come from, Also attending were Linda Franklin, nal Relations at the University of Onwith the right education and the right President and CEO of Colleges On- tario Institute of Technology (UOIT). attitude, you can make your mark in tario and presidents of three of Geor- Previously, she served as President of life,” she said. “I whole-heartedly em- gian’s university partners – Dr. Tim Mohawk College, and in numerous brace the responsibility you have giv- McTiernan from the University of senior leadership roles at both UOIT en me and I am excited and eager to Ontario Institute of Technology, Bri- and Durham College. Throughout her career, Dr. Westlead Georgian College.”   Dr. West- an Stevenson from Lakehead UniverMoynes will begin her job by focus- sity, Dominic Giroux from Lauren- Moynes has demonstrated an unwavtian University, as well as Dr. Harley ering focus on understanding students ing on three key strategic priorities. Dr. West-Moynes was officially d’Entremont, Vice President, Nipiss- and meeting their needs. She has exsworn into office by Board of Gover- ing University. Special guests also in- tensive experience leading strategic nors Chair Gwen Strachan. In a sym- cluded past Georgian College presi- planning; championing co-operative education, international and curricubolic portion of the ceremony, support dents Brian Tamblyn and Bruce Hill. Shaun McCracken, student represen- lum initiatives; and forging innovastaff, faculty and administrative representatives removed Dr. West-Moynes’ tative on the Georgian College Board tive college and university partneracademic regalia, while  student gov- of Governors, told the audience that ships and pathways. Dr. West-Moynes received her PhD ernment representatives from Barrie, students already appreciate the new from the Ontario Institute for StudOrillia and Owen Sound placed on president’s commitment. “Dr. West-Moynes is truly focused ies in Education at the University of her shoulders the official gown of the on student success. It is at the core of Toronto. Her research examined orPresident and CEO of Georgian Coleverything she does – every conversa- ganizational culture and leadership lege. Guests included members of the tion she has, every question she asks,” skills in Ontario colleges. CommuniGeorgian College Board of Gover- McCracken said. “She is committed ty-minded, she has served on numernors, faculty, staff, student and alum- to leveraging Georgian’s strengths, ous volunteer boards and committees ni representatives, as well as munici- continuing to enhance our record for throughout her career. off the course into Columbia Park at the 20-mile mark, where they greeted their waiting family and friends. "It's wonderful, the best day," Holmes said. "Very memorable. The most memorable marathon ever, I think." The couple completed the last 6.2 miles of the marathon after completing their ceremony. "I think it'll be a little easier now," Holmes said before departing for the last leg of the run. "I've got a little adrenaline going through my body right now." Steven Wright, is a  famous comic scientist who once said: "I woke up one morning, and all of my stuff had been stolen and replaced by exact duplicates."  His mind sees things differently than most of us do.  Here are some of his gems:

FES Update – Oct. 1 to Oct. 18

For the period covering October 1, 2012 to October 18, 2012 the Springwater Fire and Emergency Services responded to 16 calls for assistance. There were 7 motor vehicle collisions with 1 requiring extrication of a person from a minivan. There was 1 structure incident where a garage caught on fire due to faulty wiring causing little damage due to very quick response from our station 5 Elmvale firefighters. We also responded to 1 burn complaint, 5 tiered medicals, and 2 alarms ringing calls with no fire found. Halloween is quickly approaching! When you light your jack-o-lanterns use a flashlight instead of a candle and have a fire safe Halloween.  


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Have some spooky fun at Discovery Harbour’s “Haunted Harbour” event

Now in its fourth year, Discovery Harbour’s popular “Haunted Harbour” Hallowe’en event returns the evenings of October 25-26-27, with the NEW Saturday date added to round out three-nights of spooky fun on the atmospheric historic site.

“Haunted Harbour” has grown since inception and visitors to this year’s event can expect some great new surprises. New themes will refresh ghostly displays in the historic buildings as visitors explore Discovery Harbour while strolling the candlelit paths. Beware what’s lurking in the woods – will the trees really come to life? Could a swamp creature be lurking? Watch out! The famous Creepy Clown and “Rockin’ Grandma and Grandpa” will once again say hello, and beware of skeletons – they could appear anywhere! How about staying at a “Dead End Breakfast”? Socializing ghouls from the past, rowdy pirates, and all manner of creatures can come out to play at night. For those wanting an extra level of fright, the scarier “Haunted House” feature will be back, daring those to enter through a maze-like walkway full of haunts at each step. In the North Visitor Centre, little folks can warm up and put their hand to a fun “witchcraft” Hallowe’en craft, and

the erie “Creepy Canada” episode that features historical ghost stories from Discovery Harbour will also be shown. To round out the visit, refreshments can be purchased at Captain Roberts’ Restaurant on the Thursday and Friday evenings October 25-26. The fourth annual “Haunted Harbour” Hallowe’en event is at Discovery Harbour, Penetanguishene evenings Thursday October 25th, Friday October 26th, and NEW FOR THIS YEAR Saturday October 27th, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Admission is just $5.00 per person with a non-perishable food item which will be donated to the local food bank. Children ages 5 and under are free. For further information call (705) 526-7838 or visit www.hhp.on.ca Discovery Harbour is operated by Huronia Historical Parks, and is an Attraction of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport.

Minister Blaney Launches Benefits Browser—A new EService for Canadian Veterans

Ottawa – The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today launched the newly created Benefits Browser, a new e-service to help Veterans quickly and easily find information on the benefits, services and programs offered by Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC). Initially created by the Office of the Veterans Ombudsman (OVO), VAC and the OVO worked together to further develop the tool. The easyto-use Benefits Browser is another measure that is part of the Minister’s “Cutting Red Tape for Veterans” initiative. Veterans and their families can find the Benefits Browser online at veterans.gc.ca and have the option to browse “Benefits at a Glance” or select information specific to their military service. Based on their selections, the Browser will automatically sort through the many VAC services, benefits and programs to display those relevant to them. “I am pleased and encouraged by today’s announcement. In my role as special advisor to the Minister, the Benefits Browser was an idea we raised and the Minister personally advanced,” said Mr. Parent. “This is a positive step forward in continuing to cut red tape and to make it simpler for Veterans to access the services and benefits that they so rightly deserve. I see the Benefits Browser as a winwin initiative.” Minister Blaney also spoke of progress that has been made in having the Department use simpler language in policies, clearer explanations in decision letters, and fewer consent forms so Veterans no longer have to fill out a separate consent form each time they need to access the same benefit, program or service. Today’s announcement builds on the progress toward a hassle-free system with fewer bureaucratic roadblocks while overall, the cutting red tape initiative focuses on making policies and programs less complicated and making access to services and information easier. Check out the Benefits Browser at veterans.gc.ca.

*-- Man runs marathon in flip flops --*BALTIMORE - A man who completed the Baltimore Marathon in 2 hours, 46 minutes and 58 seconds in flip flops said he will seek to enter the Guinness Book of World Records. Keith Levasseur said he was ecstatic to complete all 26.2 miles of Saturday's race under his goal of three hours, and he is planning to see if his feat qualifies for the Guinness

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Stylists save lives!

Salons team up in fight against cancer

October is breast and cervical cancer awareness month and the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) is partnering with local salons to raise awareness on the importance of cancer screening. Participating salons and stylists have received education and information regarding the importance of mammograms, pap tests and how to get screened. Recent statistics show that through regular screening there has been a 21 per cent decrease in mortality from breast cancer for women between the ages of 50-69, and an 80 per cent decrease in the incidence of cervical cancer. “Cancer screening tests are very important because they can help find cancers early, often before a person has any signs or symptoms. Cancer screening tests save lives,” says Dr. Danusia Gzik, MD, CCFP MHSc, Regional Primary Care Lead, Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program. The ultimate objective of the campaign is to increase awareness about the Ontario Providing Better Tools importance of breast and cerviFor Cancer Screening cal cancer screenOntario is integrating screening reminders for breast, cering with the goal vical and colorectal cancer into one co-ordinated system, of increasing the improving cancer screening outreach for Ontarians. number of womThe province supports screening for breast, cervical and en who get regcolorectal cancer through mammograms, Pap tests and a ular mammosimple take-home test for anyone aged 50 to 74 with no grams and pap history of colorectal cancer.  Starting in early 2013, a cotests. It is estimated that the participating salons will reach ordinated system for all three cancers will mail screening more than 3,000 women throughout the month.  For a comreminders to patients as well as follow-up letters. To help Ontarians learn more about cancer screening, Min- plete list of participating salons as well as more informaister of Health and Long-Term Care, Deb Matthews, will tion, visit the RVH website at www.rvh.on.ca and click on host a live online Ask an Expert event on Nov. 19, at 7 p.m.  the Stylists Save Lives icon on the home page. People are invited to submit their questions in advance at Quick Facts: • Women 50 and older need regular mammograms. ontario.ca/screenforlife. Questions will be answered at the • Women who may be at high risk for breast canevent by a panel of cancer screening experts. cer should talk to their doctor to see if they can be QUICK FACTS screened earlier than age 50. • Evidence shows that regular screening for breast, cerWomen 21 and older, that have ever been sexually • vical and colorectal cancer is effective in detecting canactive, need regular pap tests. cer at early stages. • Screening is free and having a family doctor isn’t • In July 2011, the Ontario Breast Screening Program required.  was expanded to include screening for women aged 30 to 69 at high risk for breast cancer through yearly mammograms and MRIs. OPEN HOUSE • Ontario provides the online Time to Screen Tool so SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 • 11:00am - 1:00pm people can find out when to start screening, and talk 1810 George Johnston Road, Minesing ON to their family health care provider about how to get screened. $429,900 • Cancer Care Ontario is leading the development of an online Personalized Cancer Risk Profile, which will use medical and family history to measure cancer risk and link those at higher risk to prevention supports, screening or genetic testing. The online profile is expected to be available in 2014.

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Book of World Records, Boston.com reported Thursday. "I knew it was all about maintaining a very efficient and balanced stride," Levasseur told Runner's World. "There were times when my feet and ankles would get tired from maintaining a more rigid stride than I might otherwise have and I would start landing more on the outside of the my foot and cause my heel to slip off

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the sandal. It only happened a few times and when it did, it would refocus my concentration on my stride and posture." Many Japanese golfers carry "hole-in-one" insurance, because it is traditional in Japan to share one's good luck by sending gifts to all your friends when you get an "ace." The price for what the Japanese term an "albatross" can often reach $10,000.


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Letters to the Editor • The Springwater Forum • Your Page

Springwater and Simcoe’s Official Plan

As stated on the County web site (link below): “The Official Plan was adopted by the County of Simcoe Council on November 25, 2008, and is awaiting approval”. Simcoe’s Official Plan was never approved by the Province of Ontario, because it did not conform with the 2006 Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Since then the County has spent some considerable time amending its plan and the “Draft Proposed Modified County of Simcoe Official Plan” will soon be ready for presentation to the Province (and now also to the OMB) for approval. It is unfortunate therefore, that the plan still contains a glaring irregularity which the County is unwilling to acknowledge. Table 1 of the Draft Proposed Modified County of Simcoe Official Plan has the 2006 population of Springwater at 18,100, growing to 24,000 by 2031. Perhaps they have short memories, because almost exactly one year ago (October 12, 2011) Corporate Services of the County of Simcoe approved a plan to add 23,574 residents to Midhurst alone. If my math is correct, 23,574 + 18,100 = 42,384. So the question is - how can the County approve of both contradictory population numbers? To their credit, Simcoe asked for public comments before the deadline of August 22. Many people from Springwater responded, with suggestions of how the Official Plan could be brought further into conformity with provincial policy, but in most cases, the standard response from the County was “This submission is in regards to the Midhurst Secondary Plan (OPA No. 38), which is currently before the OMB”. Hey, wait a minute. What does the OMB have to do with simple arithmetic? David Strachan Midhurst Land Use Planning in Simcoe County http://www.county.simcoe.on.ca/dpt/pln/index.htm#. UISDHG9JOSo

New TV season means taxpayer funded government ads

Dear Editor, For Canadians the return of new primetime TV this fall means more than new episodes of the Big Bang Theory and Amazing Race. It also means being treated to an exhaustive barrage of taxpayer-funded ads from the Government of Canada. That’s not to say the government only advertises on TV, far from it.  But high cost advertising space on these shows seem to be favourite ad spots for MP Kellie Leitch and the Conservatives. Ever taken the time to wonder just how much taxpayers like you pay for those ads? To give you an idea, two years ago the Government of Canada’s total advertising budget was bigger than the entire Canadian beer industry combined. We’re not talking small change here. And remember, because the federal government has been running large deficits since 2008, all of that ad money is borrowed.  After borrowing $416 million dollars to pay for government ads over the last five years, taxpayers are now paying about $23,000 per day just to cover the interest costs, even with historically low interest rates. So when you see the next ad ask yourself, ‘Do I feel like I got my money’s worth from that?’ If you feel ripped off, make sure you let Ms. Leitch know. Yours sincerely, John McCallum, MP Liberal Party of Canada Treasury Board Critic 613-996-3374

Students Invited to Apply for ‘SpeakUp’ Grants

Students: the Ontario Ministry of Education wants to hear from you! Students in Grades 7 to 12 are invited to submit their ideas on strengthening student engagement at their schools through the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Student Voice/ SpeakUp grants. The Student Voice/SpeakUp grants are designed to offer increased opportunities for students to see themselves reflected in the culture of their school. It is a way for students to use their skills and knowledge to take a leadership role in creating an event, club, activity, or other avenue for students to become more engaged in their school community. “Each school community is unique and they all have their own sense of culture,” says Steve Blake, Superintendent of Education, Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB). “These grants support student-led projects which increase student participation in the school community.” Last year, SCDSB students received approximately $24,000 to fund 35 projects, including anti-bullying campaigns, global action clubs, academic supports and gaystraight alliances. To apply for a Student Voice/SpeakUp grant, visit the Government of Ontario’s website at http://www.edu.gov. on.ca/eng/students/speakup/index.html and download the application form. Applications are due November 2, 2012.

Canada, a Land of Peace and Goodwill

We are going to rebuild our country into what we wish it to be. We are going to get out of this military alliance and work for a peaceful future. We are going to elect a government who will do just that. No more probing for lame excuses to provoke other countries. This dirty business of slandering, provoking bad relationships, naming others as terrorists, making war, invading their homeland, making up phony trials and executing their leaders. That won’t please the warmongers but we must stand for peace and goodwill. We will support a political party whose program is just that. We are being propagandized and lying back letting it happen and we must stop them. There are many espionage agents of the USA, European Union and Israel at work these days. They have murdered a number of nuclear scientists in Iran. The Americans brag openly about the murder of the son of Bin Laden. The American President has become the chief assassin in the world, carrying out the orders of the military. The US military is proud of their achievement of their drones that they send out to eliminate suspects of terrorism is the word they coin. They sometimes zero in on whole villages that could possibly be preparing ideas against the US. The missile kills everyone in the village. People have disappeared, never to be heard of again. Under the Bush administration his chief assistant was a man who is known as the chief terrorist in the world. He had, and no doubt still maintains these secret torture chambers. Torture is a common practice in Afghanistan and still used against suspects. That’s somebody who does not agree with their ideology. When the United States first invaded Iraq and Afghanistan they used bulldozers to bury alive the defenses and they claimed they didn’t invade Afghanistan but were merely looking for terrorists, so there are no prisoners of war. They do not live by the Geneva Convention. That is why they murdered Omar Gadhafi. That is why they captured a 14 year old boy who was alive when his father and others were all killed. Then when they rushed into the mud structure and one of them was killed by someone who threw a hand grenade, they said the 14 year old did it and he was arrested for murder. Omar Khadar was in Guantanamo prison for ten years because they take no prisoners, he is now in Kingston maximum security prison in Canada. Omar Khadar is not guilty of any crime; the most he can be accused of is being a prisoner of war. The Canadian army has no prisoners in Afghanistan because they turn them over to the Afghanistan army. Do you want your sons and daughters to take part in these wars that are planned well in advance? Vincent J. Barnes

Harmony Village Development

Dear Editor, As a student studying the profession of planning at the University of Waterloo, it is reassuring to see that certain communities have understood the message taught to students in classes, and actually applied them to their developments. In particular, the Lake Simcoe Harmony Village development has encompassed aspects taught to students throughout multiple classes. With its mixed-use model incorporated into environmentally friendly and sustainable architecture, the harmony Village development will serve as a great asset to aid in the oncoming “grey tsunami” that follows the mass retiring of the baby-boomers. With LEED certified development, the community can be assured that the development is both environmentally friendly and cost-efficient in its usage of water and electricity. Also, communicating with the public and local residents in the development of infrastructure of any kind is extremely important in order to build a community-wide commitment to a development, a strategy that the Harmony Village development incorporated. If Barrie follows along with its high-density development along the waterfront, they will ultimately see increased interest in the Bay area, which is one of their development goals. Overall, the development of the Harmony Village can only have positive effects for the local area, and it sets a great precedent for the future of environmentally sustainable development. - Daniel Angelucci

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It has been recently brought to our attention that the residents of Pooles Road in Midhurst are experiencing the same problem  with reckless speeders that  we, the residents of Vespra Valley Road (between Hwy. 26 and Mayers Road), have been suffering as well.  We have been busy writing letters to all the appropriate sources and entertaining 'Stanley' on our street to regularly record traffic speed.  We have a petition in the works (supported with thanks by Rick Webster) to encourage the possibility of creating a community safety zone here or even something as simple as a speed/road bump to encourage drivers to slow down.  Our family moved here 6 years ago  from  Wellington Street in Barrie looking for a quieter, safer place to live.  Since then, nine children under ten years old live in this small cluster of homes, and each deserve the right to feel safe walking and riding bikes on the road where they live. 

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It was an easy decision; stand there and do nothing - or stand up for the guy - in the locker. I went over, having just arrived to stand in line, for a Grade 11 tech class. Sure, we've all heard stories of this harmless school prank - or maybe participated, (in one way or another) but when I opened that locker, I was met with the eyes of a poor kid, flushed, sweating, in full panic mode. (The term, as we all know, is claustrophobia). We all know as well, that certain actions are unquestionably unacceptable. That doesn't stop aggressors from doing their deeds even laughing about it, as was the case in this particular incident, or the 'onlookers' just going along with the flow, maybe having a chuckle themselves. "Ken" had been picked on all through public school (a couple of years behind me), maybe because of his red hair & many freckles; yes, he was a bit different, soft-spoken, but quite harmless, and truly, a nice guy. Sometimes that doesn't seem to get you very far, in this world, but I am one of those believers, that, in the end... it surely will. I was sometimes a target too, already small in stature, I was one of about 20 kids they decided to experiment with; we were put through Grades 1 - 4 in 3 yrs. It all seemed quite normal to me ~ somebody's got to be the shortest kid in class. I did share this honour at times; I even remember the novelty of being 4 ft. tall, 48 lbs., in Grade 4. (I kid you not). I also clearly remember being laughed at many times; be it the Gr. 8 visit to the High School; and there was that school trip tour through a Toronto meat processing plant... Being courteous by nature, I was one of the last kids picking up my 'white lab coat' and hard hat from the visitors area... of course, only the LG. size left. So this coat, nearly sweeping the floor, added to the hilarity of the situation, for the workers at the plant. Something to brighten their day, I suppose, ("~ and what's left over, we grind up for 'hot dogs', as you'll see in the vat over there") - but I didn't even clue in at first, taking in the surroundings... that all this focus, and laughter, was directed at myself. Can't say I wasn't hurt, a wee bit maybe, but it was more the surprise, and the awakening to, I won't say HUMAN NATURE, because I truly believe it not to be our destiny, but of MOB MENTALITY. It has helped me though, toughen up, and I even remember thinking at that time, "Get a life, people". Bullying - all through society - whether we like it or not, is quite alive and well. Just look what the FEDS are doing with their majority government; cramming completely unrelated 'items' into large Bills - and mocking the opposition for contesting their actions. I see our finance minister was in the House, saying, "~ What's your problem? You got paid this summer, you have a great pension plan..." The fact that the person doing the TV closed captions... mistakenly (heard?) and typed 'laid' - instead of 'paid' only gave me a temporary spell of comic relief - to what is true bullying - on an enormous scale. I have seen, heard and experienced bullying at the local level, as I've expressed before. On that note - I am still awaiting changes - exactly 2 years into the term of this new council, as to how things operate here in Tiny Township. Council seems complacent to allow a local community association to not provide 'a citizen' with minutes of meetings (for example), even though, you would think it a basic tenet of how 'ANY politics' should work; someone wanting to stay informed, even participate in the decision making process, but openly... being excluded. This is especially a problem when executive members feel they can 'speak for others' - and if you are not willing to 'fall into (their) line' - get lost, and good riddance - (we're in tight with so and so). Not exactly first class behaviour - but yes, bully for you. Pete Davenport TINY TOWNSHIP Right now it is not safe to go for a bike ride or even a family walk the way it is.  We, like many others in this community religiously read and appreciate your paper and the volume of people it reaches. It is our hope that the constituents of Springwater County will read this and answer our plea when it comes to driving on both Pooles Road and Vespra Valley Road to PLEASE SLOW DOWN . Concerned Parents, Cheryl and Greg McLean


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Percy cy of the NHL executive and the playmous Bill Buckner error allowed the Frankcom, Max Steele and Mel Bar- ers’ union! rett attended a meeting in Barrie. Quiz Time: Five pitchers have won NY Mets to win game 6 against Boston Red Sox. Mets won game 7 to win President Percy Frankcom, manag- the Cy Young AwardOpen in both leagues. 7 days a weekWorld with Series…The pumpkins, squash, ap- Twins Minnesota er Harry Rowley and public relations Name the five pitchers? Answer be- many more ples, fruit and appetizing items. st won their 1 World Series in 1987… executive Mel Barrett then attended a low. Thomas &Burns Kellywas Birch Pat fired by Boston Bruscheduling meeting for the upcoming World Series Facts: Game 7 has 705.835.2930 •ins2 Mill St. East, Hillsdale in 2000…Ray Bourque became season in Bradford. Elmvale will open been won by the home team in the the season on the road in Aurora on last 9 World Series that have gone to the highest scoring defenseman in history (1,529 points) in 2000… Dec. 6. the seventh game…The Pittsburgh Pi- NHLHorticultural Elmvale & District Society th Pat Quinn coached his 1,000 game in Equipment has been ordered and rates have won all their five World Seth by Kevin Healey, M.G. 2001…Born on October 25 include practice ice is hoped for so that ries championships in 7 games…The Washington Redskin owner Jack Kent Coach Borden Wheeler may get a line Detroit Tigers have never met the NY/ Cooke (1912), Jays’ first manager on what to expect. Base Borden will SF Giants in the World Series. They be Elmvale’s first visitor to home ice have faced St. Louis 3 times, losing Roy Hartsfield (1925), NHL hockey players Rejean Houle (1949), Barrie on Tuesday, Dec. 27. twice. It’s Expenses incurred in bringing first On the Diamond: The Toronto Blue native Terry Martin (1955) and WenClark at (1966)...Tennis star Bobclass hockey to Elmvale are quite Jays have parted ways with manager dellagain by Riggs died in 1995 on October 25. naturally high, so buying a ticket on John Farrell. Farrell leaves the Jays Riggs was well known for his “Battheir TV draw would help support the with a 154-170 record. Alex Anthotle of the Sexes” tennis match against team. poulos moved Farrell to Boston after36 Queen St. W. Elmvale Their first game of the season on the the manager advised him he wanted Billie Jean King. This &322-1691 That: The NHL and the Playroad in Aurora went like this: the job in Boston if it was offered to (705) ers’ Union are still not able to come Elmvale’s Intermediate “C” OHA him. Farrell’s family lives in Boston to a settlement. If nothing happens hockey team got off to a fast start but and he left the Red Sox, where he was they were on the short end of a 9-7 the pitching coach, to manage Toron- in the next few weeks, nothing will score. to. Some people in baseball are bet- happen until 2013…The five pitchWithout artificial ice at home, they ter as coaches than managers because ers who have won the Cy Young in leagues are Gaylord Perry, Pedro (except itemsboth already on sale) were at some disadvantage in meet- they love to teach and have only one Martinez, Randy Johnson, Roy HallaRemember now closed ing Aurora. Homer Barrett was top area on the team to look after instead - we’re man for Elmvale with 3 goals, Gor- of the whole team. I think Farrell was day and Roger Clemens.

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Now that fall is here, and that nasty four-letter word is just around the corner, we encourage you to stay informed by popping in to our blog now and then. You can find the address at the bottom of this article. Some of our best efforts are put forth during the colder months. Last winter saw the completion of the Orr Lake Report card, and this year's AGM gave us projects for this year. The blog may provide frequent updates and details, and is also a great way to access other sites and information valuable to our members. Before we share our latest news, a big congratulations to Karin Foster, whose work with miniatures was featured in our last column, for her second place finish in the Greenleaf SpringFling contest with her entry, Harvest Home. Way to go, Karin! At the AGM in August here were four motions put forth, and two of these were on the agenda at the Springwater Township Council meeting on October 1st. We received approval for a community message board to be placed at the park on the south road. The Association will assume the cost, and be responsible for construction and maintenance. We are still working on a second board for the north side. Springwater property does not offer a safe and convenient place to erect one. Our first choice of location is beside the mailboxes, which is provincially owned land, so the permission process is a bit more lengthy. Our goal is to have the board at the park in use next spring, with the second to follow as soon as possible. Our motion to initiate inspection of septic systems around the lake was also carried. A report from the Chief Building Inspector was received, and Township staff will commence developing a discretionary program. We will keep you apprised of details as they develop.

Thinking Winter? We move snow! The issue of lake level met with less success. Our motion to initiate human monitoring during the spring thaw to prevent flooding at the east end while maintaining water level at the highest possible level was not included on the agenda. This made the fourth motion, to record the vote on the previous motion, a moot point. When this exclusion was questioned, we were referred to prior communications regarding dam management. Based on this year's figures, the Township intends to keep the dam at the midway point of the RWL, so long as this level allows flow over the dam. To see actual levels in real time, please use the link 'Water Level Monitoring' provided on this page under the heading 'Useful Links'. We also learned that Burnside and Associates have been awarded a design contract associated with the reconstruction of North Orr Lake Road. A report from the Director of Planning and Public Works indicates a need for this project to improve and re-direct water flow, and to re-route sections of the road that are currently on private property. This plan is in the early stages, and we should not expect to see work begin for at least a couple of years. After dealing with the construction on Highway 93 all summer, most of us will likely be more than happy to have a break in between. Our Lake Steward is well informed, and keeping a close eye on all these changes to the landscape. The timing of the Report Card is beneficial in this respect, as we have an in-depth knowledge of the health and composition of the lake before construction on the surrounding lands began. While all of this isn't good news for those of us concerned with the effect of shallow waters on the health of the lake, there are some very positive initiatives going forward. We will continue to do our best in representing your interests to make living in Orr Lake a thing of envy. o l r a @ l i v e . c o m orrlakeratepayers.blogspot.ca A lesson in irony. The Food Bank Program, administered by Social Welfare Canada is actually proud of the fact that "It is distributing the greatest amount of free meals and food vouchers ever!" Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the Canada Parks and Natural Resources, asks us to "Please Do Not Feed the Animals." Their stated reason for the policy is because the animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves. This ends today's lesson.

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Dave operates “DOCTOR H HONDA SPECIALISTS in Toronto for the last 25 yrs. E-mail : davidredinger@rogers.com ( we respond to every e-mail) Do you have a story to tell?   Product to promote?   Let us know we’ll put you on air….. I heard that you hate ABS. (Anti advance and operated on all wheels. The idea is that you lock Braking Systems). I have two can still have steering control while slamming your foot questions if you don’t mind:what on the brake. Most of us steer where we look and hit the exactly is an Anti lock brake and object anyway. The system works by comparing wheel why so negative? speeds on the vehicle while in motion. When the computWell? Let’s start by admitting I hate er detects one of the wheel speeds is zero and the brake the any system that takes vehicle con- is applied (the vehicle is skidding), it will instantaneously trol away from the driver. Wikipedia release and reapply the brakes. The driver feels this acsays it best “ABS generally offers im- tion as a vibration in the peddle. Here’s the real problem. proved vehicle control and decreases The information produced by the sensors in each wheel is stopping distances on dry and slippery surfaces for many also used to activate Traction Control, Yaw Control and drivers; however, on loose surfaces like gravel or snow- Skid control. Plus, some manufacturers use the informacovered pavement, ABS can significantly increase braking tion to measure the amount of air in each tire (a tire low on air will spin faster). So disconnecting the system is a distance, although still improving vehicle control”. non starter. Initially developed for the aircraft industry to assist Great stuff; till you realize that since the introduction planes in threshold braking. ABS was in introduced to of ABS there has not been a significant reduction in low the automotive market by Ford in their Lincoln (Surespeed accidents. Personally I ABS’d right off the side of Track) in 1970 and Chrysler (Sure-Brake) in their Impethe road one snow-covered day...... rial model in 1971. At the time Ford’s system only operYup! I hate ABS. Don’t trust it, but; that’s just me. ated on the rear brakes while Chrysler’s system was more

School Board Offers Rooftop Solar Licensing Opportunity

The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is inviting interested organizations to submit proposals to enter into a licensing agreement for generating solar power on school building rooftops. The SCDSB is making available approximately two-million square feet of potential rooftop space on up to 105 school and board buildings for the purpose of installing and operating rooftop solar systems under the Ontario Power Authority’s FIT 2.0 program. “Responsible stewardship of resources is one of our top goals in the Simcoe County District School Board. Offering our school rooftops to generate environmentallyfriendly power, along with education dollars, makes good sense to us as we deliver high-quality education services to our students,” stated Kathi Wallace, Director of Education, Simcoe County District School Board. Successful organizations will be responsible for completing all required analysis to determine structural and solar suitability, submitting all FIT applications and required documentation and the procurement/installation/operation of the rooftop solar systems. Interested organizations should provide information on corporate structure and history, proposed licensing fee over the term of the FIT contract and a detailed plan of how they propose to ensure project readiness within the OPA’s FIT 2.0 timelines and achieve the necessary priority points that will result in the successful approval of SCDSB FIT applications. For more information visit: http://fit.powerauthority.on.ca/fit-program http://www.biddingo.com/scdsb http://www.merx.com/ Information Contact: Mark Twardowski, Manager of Maintenance and Environmental Services, Simcoe County District School Board 705-734-6363, ext. 11266 Crushed Gravel, Backhoe, Bulldozing, Water Hauling, Screened Top Soil, Custom Crushing

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Midhurst/ October 18, 2012 – County of Simcoe Warden Cal Patterson presented a cheque in the amount of $120,163 to Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Board Second-Vice Chair Jeffrey French and President and CEO Elisabeth Riley on Thursday, October 18, 2012. “I am pleased to be bringing this contribution from the County of Simcoe for $120,163 which has been designated to the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital re-development project,” stated Warden Patterson. “Council is committed to contributing to our regional hospitals in order to ensure that Simcoe County residents continue to receive the highest quality health care here at home.” Since 2002 the County of Simcoe has provided more than $10.5 million to the OSMH expansion project. “We are very grateful for the generous support of the County of Simcoe to OSMH’s major redevelopment,” said Riley. “With the help of this donation we have been able to expand the scope of programs and services we provide, in order to create a healthier future for the communities we serve throughout Simcoe County and beyond.” "Men are like fine wine. They all start out like grapes, and it's our job to stomp on them and keep them in the dark until they mature into something which you'd like to have dinner with." -Anonymous woman


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SPRINGWATER TOWNSHIP / October 16, 2012 – Fire Prevention Week 2012 spreads the message of this year’s theme: “Be Rabbit Ready Have Two Ways Out”. As part of Fire Prevention Week, which ran October 7th through 13th, Springwater Fire and Emergency Services worked with Sparky the Fire Dog to promote having two ways out in case a fire strikes in your home. For the chance to win an iPod Touch and a $25 gift certificate for iTunes, Springwater residents were asked to take a picture or make a video of themselves or a family member doing something that will make them ‘Rabbit Ready’. This year’s winner is 6 year old Thomas McEwan who demonstrated his ‘Rabbit Readiness’ with a video submission. Thomas’ video can be viewed at the Township website inder Fire and Emergency Services For more information on Fire Prevention Week, please visit the Township website at www.springwater.ca, or the Fire Prevention Canada website at www.fiprecan.ca.

WAR AMPS LEGACY CONTINUES WITH ADDRESS LABEL MAILING

ONTARIO, October 22, 2012 – The War Amps begins its 2012 address label mailing to Ontario residents this week with the theme, “The Legacy Continues.” In the accompanying letter, Shannon, a Graduate of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, describes how she became a part of this legacy at the age of 12 after losing her leg to cancer. She explains, “The War Amps was recommended to my family because they could provide financial assistance with artificial limbs, but little did I know there was so much more to it than that! Attending my first seminar changed my life. Not only was I dealing with the difficulties of being an amputee and learning to walk again, but I was selfconscious and rarely left home without wearing long pants. I was overwhelmed with all the information, but most importantly met a lot of other Champs and was impressed at how everyone got around with their artificial limbs.” Through Operation Legacy, Shannon, along with other Champs, passes on the war amputees’ remembrance message to the younger generation. It was these same war amputees who realized many years ago that there was a need to assist Canadian children who were born missing limbs, or lost them due to accidents or medical causes. Because of their foresight, and with the public’s support, the legacy continues. Sent as a thank you to supporters of The War Amps Key Tag Service, address labels are not just for envelopes! They can be used to identify items like books and for filling out name and address information on forms. The War Amps receives no government grants. Its programs are possible solely through public support of the Key Tag and Address Label Service. For more information, or to order address labels, visit waramps.ca or call toll-free 1 800 250-3030.

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Taters versus craters: mega-quarry pits farmland against industry

By David Suzuki - A billion tonnes of limestone lie beneath the rural countryside in Melancthon Township, 100 kilometres north of Toronto. A plan to remove it spotlights the challenges faced everywhere when the desire to protect valuable and ever-diminishing farmland clashes with efforts to push industrial development. The Highland Companies, backed by a $25-billion Boston hedge fund, hopes to blast a big hole in this fertile land to get at a deposit of 400-million-year-old sedimentary rock. The pit would cover more than 930 hectares and be almost 20 storeys deep – the second-largest quarry operation in North America, and the largest in Canadian history. According to the company’s proposal, moving this much rock will require 20,000 kilograms of explosives a day for the next few decades, and hundreds of trucks and heavy machines. The proposed quarry would be 200 feet below the water table – vertically deeper than Niagara Falls, and twice as wide. For generations, local farmers have benefitted from the area’s unique, 10,000-year-old soil, called “Honeywood silt loam”. This Class 1 agricultural soil – the rarest in Canada – is not too sticky or sandy, holds moisture, drains well and is free of rocks. It’s perfect for potatoes. Area farms now harvest more than 450,000 kilograms of spuds each year, including about half the fresh potatoes consumed in the Greater Toronto Area. If the company only intended to remove the limestone and then allow the pit to fill with water, it would be similar to quarries across Canada, including more than 2,000 in Ontario. However, the Highland plan is far more ambitious. Beyond clearing the land and digging under the water table, the company wants to set aside the prized agricultural soil and then put it back at the bottom of the pit once the rock is removed. That way, farming can continue sometime in the future. Problem solved! But cultivating crops at the bottom of a pit 200 feet below the water table is not easy. It would require about 600million litres of water to be pumped out every day, 24 hours a day, seven

days a week – forever. The company claims its proposal to recover agricultural opportunities is proof of noble intent and sustainable ambitions. Critics argue the plan is unrealistic. Forever is a long commitment, especially for a company backed by a foreign hedge fund.  The prospect of this engineered waterfall in reverse is particularly troubling, as Melancthon is at the headwaters of five major rivers – watersheds whose groundwater provides drinking water for up to one million Ontarians living downstream. Fortunately, the movement to stop the quarry has grown from gatherings in church basements to a broad community of support spanning small, well-organized local groups like the North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Taskforce to respected national organizations like the Council of Canadians. More than 130,000 people have signed a petition demanding the project be rejected, and at least 5,000 formal complaints have been submitted to the provincial government. Last fall, 28,000 people and dozens of chefs, musicians and artists showed their support by attending Foodstock, a public protest event held at several farms adjacent to the proposed quarry site. The Ontario government reacted by ordering an environmental assessment – the first ever for a quarry in Ontario.  Despite the considerable odds facing citizens trying to stop the megaquarry, the movement to protect the Melancthon region’s prized farmland and precious headwaters continues to grow. Those efforts include Soupstock on October 21, hosted by the Canadian Chefs’ Congress and the David Suzuki Foundation in Toronto’s Woodbine Park. The day-long culinary cel-

*-- Modified crops bringing on weed problems --*PULLMAN, Wash. - The use of herbicides in the production of three genetically modified crops has increased as "superweeds" are showing up, a U.S. researcher says. A study by Washington State UniversiCounty of Simcoe celebrates launch of Local Immigration ty scientist Charles Benbrook on the imPartnership Settlement Strategy pacts of three genetically engineered herMidhurst/ October 17, 2012 – The ers, and key stakeholders in the combicide-resistant crops -- cotton, soybeans Simcoe County Local Immigration munity. The consultations primarily and corn -- on herbicide usage found the Partnership is pleased to announce took the form of focus groups, key emergence and spread of resistant weeds the release of the Settlement Strategy. informant interviews and surveys. is strongly linked to the increased use The timing of this event coincides “The County’s Local Immigration of glyphosphate pesticides. Marketed as with National Citizenship Week, Partnership is working hard to deRoundup and under other trade names, which falls between Oct. 15 to 21. velop long-term sustainable welglyphosate is a broad-spectrum systemThe Simcoe County Local Immigra- coming communities throughout the ic herbicide used to kill weeds and is extion Partnership (SCLIP) is a  com- County where newcomers feel valtensively used with crops that have been munity partnership focused on the ued and have their needs addressed,” genetically modified to be herbicide redevelopment of settlement strategies said Warden Cal Patterson. ”By emsistant. However, the study found, use of for newcomers.  These strategies will bracing newcomers, our communities glyphosate has had to be increased each bring together and support service de- will benefit from an enhanced labour year with shifts in weed communities and livery to newcomers in Simcoe Coun- force, economic development opthe emergency of more herbicide-resisty, while promoting positive relation- portunities, and increased tax base.” tant varieties. "Resistant weeds have beships, opportunities, and the effective Four themes were identified to adcome a major problem for many farmers use of local resources.  SCLIP was dress the most common challenges reliant on GE crops, and are now driving established in April 2011 to begin facing newcomers in Simcoe County.  up the volume of herbicide needed each community-based planning for resi- The four themes – readiness, inspire, year by about 25 percent," Benbrook said dents and newcomers, and is one of opportunity and celebrate - provide in a university release Tuesday. While 35 Local Immigration Partnerships in a blueprint for establishing Simcoe herbicide-tolerant crops worked extremeOntario that is funded by Citizenship County as a welcoming community. ly well in the first few years of use, Benand Immigration Canada (CIC). To view a copy of the Simcoe Counbrook said, over-reliance may have led to During the development of the lo- ty Local Immigration Partnership the creation of "superweeds" that force cal Settlement Strategy, consultations Settlement Strategy, visit simcoe.ca/ farmers to increase herbicide application took place with newcomers, employ- sclip.

ebration, with more than 180 of Canada’s top chefs joining local farmers and producers to concoct original soup creations for tens of thousands of foodies and supporters, shows that protest movements can be celebratory and fun. Feasting together is an ancient way of affirming group identity and acknowledging that our lives come, literally, from the soil. With valuable farmland and the food it produces facing threats ranging from residential and industrial development to floods and droughts related to climate change, we must take every opportunity to celebrate and protect what we have. I encourage you to explore the farms and fields near your community, and connect with the land that feeds us. Dr. David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. Written with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Communications Specialist Jode Roberts. Learn more at www.davidsuzuki. org. WEBSITE LINKS: A plan to remove it (Mega-Quarry): http://www.davidsuzuki.org/megaquarry Movement to stop the quarry: http://nomegaquarry.ca/ Chefs, musicians and artists: http://www.artistsagainstthemegaquarry.com/ Avaaz Petition against quarry: http://www.avaaz.org/en/stop_the_ quarry/ North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Taskforce: http://www.ndact.com/ Council of Canadians: http://www.canadians.org/ Soupstock:  http://www.soupstock.ca/ Everything Under the Sun: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/publications/books/everything-under-thesun/

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Hillsdale Elementary School will be celebrating the remarkable 32 year career of Mrs. Jayne Edgley, Teacher-Librarian. On Thursday, November 15 at 2:00 p.m. a special assembly will take place followed by a reception from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Parents, guardians, former students, and colleagues are invited to join the celebration of her special talents and achievements during her 25 years teaching at

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St. John's United Church in Elmvale is pleased to present the Calvary Youth Chorus in concert. Everyone is welcome to come and see this group of about 35 young people, ages 15 to 25, who will be singing gospel music and spiritual hymns.  They are the youth group from the Calvary Conservative Mennonite Church which is located a little north of Elmira.  The group sings about twice a month, mostly in retirement homes to bring cheer to the elder-

ly. They have also recently recorded some songs on a CD which has an evangelistic theme in an effort to point listeners to Jesus.  The concert is on Saturday, November 3rd at 7pm and refreshments will be served after the performance.  There is no charge for this event but a free-will offering will be accepted.  Come out and enjoy some beautiful music with us, it's an event you won't want to miss!

Spooky ways to learn while having fun!

The staff and management at CCI Thermal Technologies in Orillia recently came together to present the RVH Foundation with a cheque for $8,500 in support of patient care at the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH). Of this entire donation, $4,250 was raised through staff fundraisers and initiatives, while the remaining half of the donation came by way of a matching gift from company owner Harold Roozen. The funds were donated in memory of the company’s former vice-president, Carl Williams, who lost his battle to cancer in 2011. The funds were presented to (right) Lindsey Crawford (vice-president, Regional Cancer and Clinical Services, RVH) by (left) Kim Cleaveley (lead hand, CCI Thermal Technologies) during the grand opening of the company’s expansion, a career goal of Williams’. New York physician George Huntington was only 22 years old in 1872 when he published a paper describing the condition that caused involuntary twitches and tremors now known as Huntington's Chorea. He also correctly surmised at the time that the disease was hereditary and never skipped a generation. Alois Alzheimer was a German doctor who would eventually gain fame after studying an otherwise healthy 51year-old female patient who was showing signs of dementia. After her death, he autopsied her brain and noted abnormalities in the cerebral cortex. Nationally, the highest rate of growth occurred in Yukon, where the population increased 11.7% between 2006 and 2011

- Halloween isn’t just about dressing up and trickor-treating – it’s also a great opportunity to learn! ABC Life Literacy Canada offers 10 tips, tricks & treats for the whole family to enjoy this Halloween – all in the name of learning!  1. Tell ghost stories. Make up your own stories or read a classic scary book together, like a mystery by Nancy Drew or The Hardy Boys. Reading with a child is one of the most valuable learning experiences. 2. Bake a pumpkin pie. Teaching children how to follow a recipe is a great way to improve both reading and math skills. Let them read the instructions out loud to help measure the ingredients while making a treat for the family! 3. Research the history of Halloween and share spooky statistics! 4.Carve a pumpkin. Let the kids trace a design in marker on the side of a pumpkin (make sure they get creative!) Then let them watch while you make the spooky carving come to life.

5. Make your own Halloween costumes. Use material from around the house to dress up in something spooky. Create a list of things you’ll need and then have a scavenger hunt to find them all. 6. Fill your house with Halloween decorations. Check out these do-ityourself ideas: http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/halloween-decorations.htm 7. Sing Halloween songs together. “Five Little Pumpkins” and “JackO-Lantern” are always favourites. Check out this website for tunes and lyrics: http://www.spookyfun.com

8. Map out your trick-ortreating route before you go. Highlight your route on a map and show kids where your home is located! 9. Organize Halloween candy in different ways. Sort candy by shape, size, name, or even candy type, and then trade! This activity helps to reinforce basic math along with association and matching skills (and also slows down the sugar rush)! 10. Watch a scary (and kidfriendly) Halloween flick to end the night. Monsters Inc., Casper the Friendly Ghost and It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown are all family favourites! Literacy benefits the entire family practicing together for just 15 minutes a day has tremendous benefits for both children and parents. Whether you’re reading the newspaper or baking a cake, learning can happen at any time. Have 15 Minutes of Fun together this Family Literacy Day®, taking place on January 27, 2013. For more information, visit www.FamilyLiteracyDay.ca.

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Peewee Reps Battle to Stirling Tournament Finals Article and Photo by Jamie Dietrich

What more could anyone ask for? A 0-0 tie at the end of regulation time in a hard fought tournament final game was settled in a lightning fast three on three overtime. A win would have given Brody Read, the Gary Edgecombe CA Peewee Rep goalie, a third shout-out in the tournament, but it wasn't to be. Even though the boys lost this match and placed second, all heads were held high. This game more than made up for the previous day's 3-0 loss against the same team, the Ennismore Eagles. The Coyotes made it to the finals as the “Wild Card�, defeating Frontenac, Gananoque, and Central Hastings, all very physical teams. The Elmvale Coyotes return a tired and bruised team, but one with a new appreciation for the role of a physical presence in a game. Future opponents will definitely 'feel' the effects of a wiser experienced Coyote team. The Peewee Rep regular season began October 12, after the Thanksgiving pause with

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The day that paranormal creatures invade city streets is near.

As your little ones prepare their costumes to trick or treat their way through the night, the Canadian Red Cross has prepared a quick list of 10 tips to make sure everyone gets home safely. You may not need to fear vampires and ghosts knocking on your door, but fire hazards, scrapes and getting lost are potential concerns. 1. Give your kids a map of their trick or treat route so they can find their way home. Mark the homes of nearby friends and relatives in case they need assistance on their journey. Younger children should be chaperoned by an adult. 2. Instruct children to walk on the sidewalk not the street - even princesses and fairies have to watch out for motorists! 3. Prepare for the dark with lighter coloured clothing and reflective surfaces. What better way to decorate a sword or a cape than with magical glowing tape? 4. Avoid any type of flame by substituting candles with glow sticks. Wigs and costumes are highly flammable and glow sticks are perfect for illuminating Jack-o-lanterns. 5. Remind your kids to stick with groups of at least four or five - after all, even legendary heroes are stronger as a team (like the Avengers and X-Men!) 6. Tell them to only visit residences with a porch light on and not to enter a stranger’s home politely accept candy and promptly leave. 7. Costumes are meant to embellish - not to hide. Keep hems short to avoid tripping and don’t let masks block the eyes. 8. Whether you have one eye, two eyes, three eyes or four, always look both ways before crossing the street. 9. Both mystical creatures and children need to let parents check their candy before eating to remove any potential hazards. 10. A flashlight is akin to a protective light saber of sorts and makes nighttime travelling safer (it also helps you spot a ghost or goblin trying to plan a surprise attack!) Following these tips on October 31 will help ensure your family has a fun and safe night of trick or treating! "ARRIE(ONDA?3UBZERO(EROES?  PDF0From all of us at the Canadian Red Cross, have a spook-tacular Halloween!

a rusty home-opening performance against Georgian Shores. Down two players due to suspensions, a two goal early lead was squandered by the Coyotes, resulting in a 5-2 loss. A wind-driven rainy drive to Shelburne was required for game two, October 14. Shelburne came on strong early, but weren't able to fend off the storm of Coyote forwards. Final score, 4-3 for Elmvale. So the boys have a 1 and 1 regular season record thus far, but an impressive 9 and 3 record with preseason and tournament play added in. Let the competition underestimate them at their own peril. The next home game goes Friday, October 26 against Stayner at 8:10. Come on out and support your team.

*-- Misconduct behind most science retractions --*NEW YORK - Misconduct, not research errors, accounts for the majority of scientific paper retractions by journals, an analysis by U.S. scientists found. Such misconduct, including fraud or suspected fraud, duplicate publication and plagiarism, is responsible for twothirds of all retractions, they said. The review of 2,047 papers retracted from biomedical literature through May determined reasons for the retractions through the use of sources such as the National Institutes of Health Office of Research Integrity and Retractionwatch.com, which investigate scientific misconduct. "Biomedical research has become a winner-take-all game -- one with perverse incentives that entice scientists to cut corners and, in some instances, falsify data or commit other acts of misconduct," senior study author Arturo Casadevall said. Casadevall is a professor of microbiology & immunology and professor of medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York, and is also editor in chief of the journal mBio. Journals with higher influence in scientific circles had especially high rates of retractions, he said, because the preTickets $20 vailing culture in science disproportionately rewards sciWasaga Beach entists for publishing large IDA Pharmacy 30 - 45th St. S. numbers of papers and getting Chamber of Commerce 550 River Rd. W. them published in prestigious journals. "Particularly if you Stayner Collingwood get your papers accepted in Petal Pushers Garden’s Nest certain journals, you're much 7279 Hwy 26 137 Hurontario St. more likely to get recognition, grants, prizes, and better jobs or promotions," he said in a release. "Scientists are human, and some of them will succumb to this pressure, especially when there's so much competition for funding." #

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The OPP Report

SCHOOL BUS HITS PEDESTRIAN On October 18th, 2012 at approximately 8:00 a.m., members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police, Clearview Fire Department and Simcoe County Paramedic Service attended a motor vehicle collision (MVC) on Fairgrounds Road south of County Road #91, involving a school bus and a pedestrian from a garbage truck. An initial investigation revealed that a southbound school bus was passing a stopped garbage truck and struck the operator of that truck when he was outside of his vehicle. The garbage truck operator a 37 year old male from Orillia, Ontario was transported to Collingwood General and Marine Hospital with minor injuries. The investigation into this collision is still on going. ROAD SAFETY IS A SHARED RESPONSIBILITY The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) within the Central Region has seen a number of fatalities in the past few days. That being said, the OPP feel that it is important to remind motorists that operating a motor vehicle in Ontario is a privilege that encompasses respect and adherence of the rules of the road as found within the Highway Traffic Act. The OPP proudly supports various road safety initiatives that focus on local, provincial and the national level throughout the year and through the Provincial Traffic Safety Plan, as an organization we are committed to making our OPP patrolled roadways and highways the safest in the world.Sadly, the recent deaths in Dufferin County involving 3 young people over the weekend and a cyclist who was struck and killed last evening should serve as a reminder to how precious lifeStunden-Hall truly is. By Kathy Road safety is a shared responsibility and promoting safety on our roadways is a core function that the OPP carries out day and night each and every day of the year. Motorists without a doubt are aware that the OPP focus on aggressive drivers, distracted drivers, impaired operation and proper use of seatbelts. We are also committed to an ongoing education program that focuses S e r von i nroad g psafety. eople in the In an attempt to reduce motor vehicle collisions death Springwater A re a f oand r ove r on our roadways, the OPP within Central Region will cona q u a r t e r o f a C e n t u r y ! tinue to provide an increased level of enforcement that inCall Gary or messageTraffic at volves the strategic deployment ofleave our Regional Units in areas where we have seen an increase in the loss of life through collisions. We will continue to utilize aeri-

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known persons were possibly stealing from motor vehicles parked at residences on Sunnidale Road between Barrie Hill Road and Dobson Road. An OPP investigation revealed that a driver from an area cab company called Police advising that 3 persons, 2 on foot who were going from home to home and one following in a motor vehicle in the above area. With the above information OPP were able to locate all 3 persons and place them under arrest. Charged with “Theft – Under $5000” and “Possession Property Obtained by Crime – Under $5000” are 18 year old male, 17 year old male and a 17 year old female all from Barrie. In addition Police have charged the 18 and 17 year old males with “Trespass/Prowl near al enforcement in identified and known If you want to drink, dwelling house”. areas where excessive speed continues Police again remind all motorists to lock that’s your business. to plague our roadways. The OPP will their motor vehicles especial while at home. If you want to stop, also be reaching out to our community DOMESTIC VIOLENCE that’s ours. stakeholders and seek partnerships that The OPP responded to a “911” call for serare focused upon speed reduction, safe vice (CFS) which reported that a male had driving and the improvement of driver been assaulted by a female he had had a relabehaviour and attitude. tionship with. OPERATION IMPACT An OPP investigation revealed that an alterThe (OPP) reported that eight peoOrillia 325-6385 Midcation between and 52 year old male and 45 ple lost their lives in five separate moland 526-3305 year old female escalated to where the male tor vehicle collisions on Ontario roads Bracebridge ~ was assaulted. Charged with “Assault” is a and one person was killed in an off-road 705-646-2491 45 year old female from Springwater Twp. vehicle incident over the Thanksgiving First appearance is September 11th, 2012 in www.egbdaa.org long weekend. Sadly, a total of four Collingwood court. people died in one collision alone. As a community we must be ready to recognize Domestic Over the weekend, the OPP took part in Operation ImViolence and be willing to report it. pact, a national initiative aimed to improve road safety, You can contact the OPP at 1 – 888 – 310 – 1122 or if the save lives and reduce serious injuries through increased abuse is occurring dial “911” awareness and compliance with traffic safety laws. SEARCH WARRANT EXECUTED The OPP targeted speeding, aggressive driving, distractOn October 17th, 2012 at approximately 1:00 p.m. memed driving and occupant restraint during the campaign, with officers laying more than 11,700 charges relating to bers of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police Street Crime Unit and the Ontario Provincial these four main causal factors in road fatalities. These latest statistics bring the total number of deaths on Police U.C.R.T. Unit executed a search warrant at a resiour roads in 2012 (in OPP jurisdiction) to 269, compared dence on Hwy #26 west of Mosley Street. As a result of this search warrant 6 long guns were recovto 225 by the same time last year (2011) - a 19.6 per cent ered that were buried on the property. increase. THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLE OPP WRAPS UP FALL SEAT BELT CAMPAIGN Sometime between September 22nd and September 25th, The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has ended its Fall Seat Belt Campaign. The campaign ran from Monday 2012, unknown person or persons stole a black 2007 CadilSeptember 24, 2012 to midnight on Saturday, October lac Escalade (unplated) with vehicle identification number 6, 2012. Throughout the campaign, officers checked ve- 3GYFK62887G305806 and Ontario licence plate number hicles throughout the province and laid more than 5,000 8053NR from Hanna Motors on King Street North in the Town of Stayner. charges related to seat belt use. STOLEN MOTOR VEHICLE Non-compliance with seat belt use remains one of the four Sometime between the late evening hours of October 17th major causes of fatalities in motor vehicle collisions along th with speeding, impaired driving and driving while distract- and the early morning hours of October 18 , 2012, unknown person or persons stole a silver 2001 Nissan Maxed. ima with Ontario Licence plates: BMEE 615 and Vehicle The OPP is reminding the public that while the campaign has ended, officers will continue to enforce seat belt laws identification number: JNICA31A31T308558 from a resiand all other traffic safety laws throughout the year, in dence on River Road West. Also stolen with the following support of their Provincial Traffic Safety Program and in items inside the motor vehicle: 1) “TAPCON” Laser Level Yellow and Grey in colour their ongoing effort to save lives. 2) “DEWALT” 18 Volt Drill Yellow and Black in colour 3 CAUGHT STEALING 3) “DEWALT” Hammer Drill Yellow and Black in colour The Police responded to a report from the public that un4) “DEWALT” Reciprocating Saw Yellow and Black in colour 5) “DEWALT” Skill Saw Yellow and Black in colour 6) “PIONEER” Touch-Screen Deck Blue and Grey in cessful in the future. It takes time colour and skills to learn to be a non7) “FOSGATE” Amplifier Silver in colour smoker. 8) “ALPINE” 2 x 12” Sub-Woofer Do say, “It’s part of the process 9) “Mountain Equipment Co-op” containing miscellafor some people not succeed the neous tools first time you can re-evaluate and TINY COTTAGE BREAK AND ENTERS put another action plan in place to quit. Most people The OPP responded to a burglary alarm at a Tiny Beaches understand this, and know that they have to continue Road South cottage near the 4th Concession at 3:26AM on to quit again. You didn’t smoke for two whole weeks October 5, 2012 in Tiny Township. this time. Accentuate the positives. You got through Attending officers noted that the attached garage of the the worst part. Now you know you can do that much. uninhabited cottage had been forcibly entered. Once inNow that you know you can get through the worst part, side, culprits had removed 2 green Yamaha Grizzly 600 you can get even further next time.” I will be there to ATV’s bearing serial numbers JY4AJ02W3YA037261 and support you. JY4J02W1YA037260. The stolen ATV’s have a value in If You Are a Smoker excess of $5000.00 Do smoke outside and always away from the quitter. Officers were later on the 5th of October 2012 dispatched Remember there is second hand smoke, however third to another cottage under construction on Tiny Beachhand smoke which is the residue that is left on a peres Road South that had been forcibly entered overnight. sons clothes, hands, breath can also trigger. Thieves removed a Life Breath HRV unit, Flex Lite FiberDo keep your cigarettes and matches out of sight. glass water pressure tank, Kenmore water softner, Dewalt They might be triggers for your loved one to smoke. 12” miter saw with stand, Craftsman 10” table saw, MasDon’t ever offer the individual a smoke, not even as tercraft compressor, 2 Mastercraft nailers. Value of the stoa joke! len property is over $5000.00 Do join your friend in his or her effort to quit. It’s better Investigating officers while checking neighbouring cotfor your health and might be easier to do with someone tages also discovered that a third cottage on Charles Street else that is quitting! which was also under construction had also been entered In my next column I will talk about Internet, Porn, and and a table skill saw had been stolen. Cybersex Addictions. If you have any comments, quesAll 3 scenes were processed by an OPP Scenes of Crime tions or suggestions please write me or email at ernest@ Officer (SOCO) for DNA / fingerprint evidence and Deteclook.ca. We are now offering home visit for one to one tives from the OPP Central Region Crime Unit are also ascounselling. For more information, or to book an apsisting in the investigations. pointment please call (705) 533-1579. If you have any information in regards to this crime, please Anger Release, Building Healthy Relationships and contact the Huronia West O.P.P. at (705) 429-3575 or Call Signs/Dealing with Addictions workshops will be startCrime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477) or ing begin this fall. Seating is limited. For inquiries and submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm. cost please call 705-533-1579. com if you have any information on this crime or others. Remember when you are quitting Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, you will Some smokers will laugh remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify And some will teased in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of You can tell those smokers up to $2,000.00. At least I can now breathe with easeeeeeeeeee

Nicotine Addiction Part Five

By: Ernest Matton I.C.A.D.C., E.F.A.P., Addiction Behavioural Specialist Service E.F.T. Practitioner • T.I.R. Facilitator andonCertified Gladue Writer If The Smoker “Slips or has a Relapse” When someone has a relapse there is so much emphaOGY sis on the relapse, don’t dwell on the relapse, this is a 1 great opportunity to remove all doubt that the person Trust! does have a nicotine addiction. The person will be down on themselves enough, they do not need anyone else at this time pointing out that they have failed. Tell them that they have not failed it is simply an opportunity to learn from the experience and move on. Don’t assume that he or she will start back smoking like before. A “slip or relapse” (taking a puff or smoking a cigarette or two) is pretty common when a person is quitting. Do remind the individual how long he or she went ittle Good News without a cigarette before the slip. Do help the individual remember all the reasons he or she wanted to quit, and forget about the slip as soon as possible. Don’t scold, nag, or make the person feel guilty. Be sure the person knows that you care about him or her. If the person Relapses Research shows that most people try to quit smoking 5 to 7 times before they succeed. If a relapse happens, think of it as practice for the time he or she will succeed. Don’t give up your efforts to encourage and support your loved one. If the person you care about is having difficulties to quit: Do praise him or her for putting forth the effort to quit, and for whatever length of time (days, weeks, or months) of not smoking. Do encourage him or her to continue again. Don’t say, “If you try again...” Say, “When you continue again...” Studies show that most people who don’t succeed in quitting are ready to continue again in the near future. Do encourage him or her to learn from the situations. Things a person learns from and the opportunities that have been created to quit may help him or her be suc-

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Something to Get Excited About

Simcoe-Grey Liberals call on youth for ideas for a better tomorrow

A contest sponsored by the Simcoe-Grey Young Liberals, engaging youth to learn about the issues that affect us, and bring fresh ideas forward The Simcoe-Grey Federal Liberal Riding Association [SGFLRA] and the Simcoe-Grey Provincial Liberal Association have jointly launched a contest to help improve the level of interest in federal, provincial and local politics among young people in Simcoe Grey. SGFLRA youth director Stuart Lessels, says that “Young people have a voice, and should be heard, as this society will belong to the youth to lead, and inspire”. Lessels cites Samara , an independent charitable organization which works to improve citizen engagement with democracy through innovative research and education. Their studies indicate that the voter participation rate of people between the ages of 18 and 24 rose from 37.4 per cent in 2008 to an only slightly less abysmal 38.8 per cent in 2011. Among Canadians between the ages of 24 and 34, it actually dropped from 47.9 per cent to 45.1 per cent. Related entry information is being provided to local educational and youth group organizations this week. The contest hopes to engage those who are 14-25 years of age , resident in Simcoe-Grey who see things going on locally, provincially and federally that they would like to see improved. Lessels hopes that this initiative will provide interested youth a chance to get their opinions heard…. and win some prizes in the process. IDEAS FOR A BETTER TOMORROW-THE CONTEST In an essay of between 500- 800 words, participants are asked to describe what policies they would create to improve life in Canada, in Ontario, or in Simcoe-Grey. There is no limit to the subject area –it’s open to their imagination. Submissions should: • Identify concerns or the problems for to be addressed • Clearly define the policy suggestion • Explain how will it help to resolve the problem • If possible, provide an estimation the benefits, and legacy their idea could create There will be prizes awarded for:• Best High School Submission • Best Post High School Submission • Overall Winner The winners will: • Have the theme of their essays discussed in the Federal or Provincial Caucus • Have the theme of their essays converted into a question to be asked in the Parliament of Canada or Ontario during Question Period, or in a Committee • See these essays posted on the Liberal riding association websites • Have their essays provided to all local Simcoe-Grey media • Receive a copy of- Fights of Our Lives : Elections, Leadership and the Making of Canada by John Duffy In addition the overall winner will also receive a KOBO e-reader. Details • Submissions must be received between Oct 15, 2012 and Dec 17, 2012. • Submissions to be sent by email, preferably in PDF format to: sgyoungliberal@gmail.com • For questions or further details please contact us at the above email address, or see Simcoe-Grey Young Liberals on Facebook • Please ensure to indicate your age and category with your submission. • Please include IDEAS FOR A BETTER TOMORROW in the subject line John Gruetzner, President, SGFLA t 705-243-5162 Stuart Lessels, Youth Director, SGFLA t 705-812-0816 Jonathon Shore, mrcpartners media t 705-812-0643

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The children are back in school, and their lives become full again. They are full of energy, and perhaps anticipation, maybe even a little anxiety. These come with change. With change comes growth. How often do adults feel excited about their lives? Probably not often enough. There are the responsibilities, stresses and tiredness. Who has the energy to get excited?  Ironically, doing something new, going for change, can actually increase your energy level. Routine can be exhausting in itself. Doing something different stimulates different parts of the brain, and can result in a new sense of aliveness. Doing something you never thought you would do awakens the childlike curiosity, wonder and playfulness, if you approach it as fun.   Taking an art class, learning a new language, trying a new sport, learning to dance, or to play a musical instrument are all activities we encourage in children. Too often, adults feel it is too late for them to try these things. It is never too late. Both of my parents took up musical instruments for the first time, when they were in their sixties. Many artists and writers produce their first works in their senior years. It is not uncommon for people to begin working on their pilot's license when they are past fifty.  Learning new things keeps us young. Life is like a smorgasbord, with hundreds of activities to choose from. By middle age, we should be free to forget what others think, or what we look like, or how well we perform. We have earned the right to have fun and do things we love. Don't just sit around this winter complaining about the cold. Find something to get excited about. That will at least warm your soul  Gwen Randall-Young is an author and award-winning Psychotherapist.  For permission to reprint this article, or to obtain books or cds, visit www.gwen.ca 

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ONTARIO PUBLIC LIBRARY WEEK – October 14 to 20, 2012: "Libraries Connect" This year, Ontario Public Library Week was October 14th to 20th. It was an opportunity to celebrate public libraries, their staff and their patrons. This year’s theme, Libraries Connect is a reminder of just how essential libraries are in the interconnected world in which we live. “Libraries across Ontario are committed to expanding and developing their resources in order to link patrons with the services they need and foster connections between people, ideas and communities,” said Jim Bennett, Board Chair of the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries. “Print collections, reference services, public programs, downloadable books, music, movies, Internet access, elecDr. David Solly and Dr. Nicole Solly practice in tronic databases, eReaders, gaming and social media are Elmvale at 58 Yonge St. S. (next to Tim Horton’s). just some of the services libraries offer to help people find They are accepting new patients. what they need.” Oral Sedation and Hospital Dentistry are available. Join the millions of Ontarians who already recognize the They can be reached at 322-0155. value of their local library and are making the most of the “Please visit us on the web @ free services and resources to small businesses, job seekers, www.sollyfamilydentistry.com. preschoolers, new Canadians, seniors and students.   Visit the Essa Public Library branches in Angus & Thornton The first triple jump in figure skating competition today!  was performed by Dick Button in 1952. Garage Sale! The high jump method of jumping head first and   On Saturday, November 3, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., there will landing on the back is called the Fosbury Flop. be a "Garage Sale" at the previous Angus Branch location The Olympic Games were held in St. Louis, MO. In on 18 King Street.  This sale features shelving, suitable for 1904, the first time that the games were held in use in garages, workshops or basements  CASH & CARthe United States. RY - PRICED TO GO! There are also  miscellaneous items like tables.  Stop by SCHOOL BOARD SEEKS PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES to see the selecRE: ELMVALE DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL tion on November 3.  For more information, please The Simcoe County District School Board approved the following motion: call us at the AnThat the Board approve that it direct staff to pursue viable financial partnerships, in accordance with Policy 2345, Facility gus Branch 705Partnerships, relating to the shared development and use of an addition/renovation to Elmvale District Secondary School, 424-6531. as set out in Report No. BF-D-3, Capital Plan – 2011, dated January 11, 2012.

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The SCDSB is inviting the community to submit expressions of interest relating to potential partnership opportunities as outlined in the Board resolution above. The receipt of expressions of interest would be appreciated by December 21, 2012 to: Paul Sloan, Superintendent of Education Simcoe County District School Board 1170 Highway 26 West, Midhurst, ON, L0L 1X0 Email: psloan@scdsb.on.ca Phone: (705) 734-6363, ex. 11638 Robert North Chairperson

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Has not the Minister and theFor widespread concern about Soldiers Fighting the War at Home Has there ever been a time in your in his Bill 150, it would Fall gardening brings spring colour with Brain Trauma of Energy done everything appear that the nment life when you were so frustrated beDon’t pack away those gardening tools yet! If you would Today might be the day that recovery from battlefield power to something sell his version the done bill it, regretcommittee should be adding quite cause you did and, after of having trauma might take a different turn if the basis of recov- like your garden full of colour next spring, fall is the perpublic even by the going a and few more sessions for people in tedtoit?the I have. At such times, days,to thethe months, ery could be treated as just “one more combat mission”. fect time to plant bulbs that yield spring flowers, such as sometimes years, become dark, and hope seems to be an extent of plastering his own portrait Southern Ontario whoatstill wish totobecome a soldier, you daffodils, tulips, hyacinth, crocus and snowdrops. racy is When you arrived boot camp eternity away. Hardy fall bulbs must be planted in the fall, as they need over Toronto bus shelters? Has he participate. were trained with discipline and drills to become the Solent to Frustrated, alone, tears running down my cheeks, to rest dormant during the long, cold winter. Ideal planting dier you are today. mentioned his plans to jeopardize the I have to say that I shall have to decline friend I began to pray, but did not know what to say. It is time is from September to December, even after the first Would it be possible to treat your World Biosphere Escarpment to travel 14 hours with anbattlefield brain trau- frost, as long as the ground can still be worked. called at such times, in our Niagara silence, that God speaks your to us: offer ma with the same type of discipline and drills to train your with infrastructure stay speak for minutes child, take this time projects? to talk to Me. I yearn for overnight you to brain “Fall is one of a gardener’s favourite seasons, because it nist. I "My to to overcome the 10 trauma? New Brain Living Boot talk to Me. Tell Me your hurts. Tell Me your failures. Tell Has he mentioned disabling to the committee in Sault Ste. Marie. Camp provides some insight into how your brain can be is when you get to plan and create what your garden will hy. Me your heartaches. Iassessments am here to listen. know what Iisam bestnottrained, how to your brainthrough is functioning, orI taking prepared jump the how your personal- look like for the next year,” said Denis Flanagan, public ningful forenvironmental you, my child. All you have to do is trust in Me." relations manager for Landscape Ontario. ity may helpduty your recovery away offer planning powersadvice, fromwhich local hoop this time.hinder It isorthe of the and most important Bulbs are as easy as: 150. I Friends us well-meaning is sometimes give hope that recovery is possible. municipalities conservation to consult with citizens helpful, and yet at and other times, leaves us all thegovernment more Dig: Bulbs grow in any well-drained garden soil that aveled very Deciding what your “battlefield plan” will be “when the confused. But the advice of one friend, who told me to lisis loose and porous. A good rule of thumb is that authorities? and to make appropriate arrangements -called brain has had enough” can make the difference in how ten Has to Jesus and trust that He will bring light into the darkthe planting depth should be 3x the diameter of he told people the true cost his to do so.recovery Such arrangements quite progresses. Theare people who care for you, with by the ness, brought to remembrance the voice that spoke to me your help can also “develop their own battlefield plan” so the bulb. bill my willsilence. have Ion electricity and heard inappropriate and indicate arrogant North during thank God who rates has indeed my that everyone Drop: Make sure the pointed end of the bulb faces upcan “recover” together. industry contempt for the public consultation hadlikelihood forgiven me,that and more has healed what I will did. xercise cry,the wards. 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Adding mulch will help prevent winthe difference in how recovery progresses. wind turbines were installed in Spain to those who have directed you to hired of God. ter weeds, retain moisture and insulate against seSoldier, remember the brain trauma is not going and8:12-Again electricity pricesJesus skyrocketed? make thisYoung decision. views John therefore spoke to them, saying, vere winter cold and temperature fluctuations. away, however the way you learn to live with the trauma highest Keith am the light has of thethe world; he whoelectricity follows Me shall not Stelling. he act. "I Denmark Bulbs are available in a wide range of varieties, types, can make the difference to the “success of the recovery in the darkness, but shall havethe the light of life." Copiesmission”. prices in Europe. Has public to: cipants walk With “conscious thinking” young soldier you colours, heights and flowering times. When choosing Prayer: Thank you, Lord, that we can bring our burdens, informed that wind turbines GeorgecanSmitherman, Minister decide that the “brain trauma”ofdoes not need to be in bulbs for your garden this fall, be sure to use firm, healthy ussion ourbeen failures, our anxieties and our frustrations to Your charge. You can decide that you are “more than your brain looking, top quality bulbs that are now available at Green in German and Denmark lowed. heavenly throne, through Jesus Christ, actually Your Son, ourEnergy Savand by “training the brain” with discipline and for Life garden centres. Find one near you at www.landled to an increase in CO2 emissions Dalton trauma” McGuinty, Premier g civil ior. Amen. scapeontario.com. drills recovery can progress. 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He very wellArtist da’s primary supyour own “battlefield plan” to help your Soldier reInternationally known artistthe John Hartman either that he knows truth and iswill speak KuldipCreate Kular MPP plier of flower that by “training the brain” recovery can be possible. his current art practice of Quest Fall alize being deceptive when as hepart insists thatArt’sRosario Marchese MPP bulbs, consider wers to about Jean Oostrom lives in Springwater Township has lived Speaker Series. visiting some of electricity costs will rise by only 1%, Bill Mauro MPP with a brain injury since 1997 and has created a website Most The event will take place on Mon. 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OTTAWA, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) will be affirming its support of Bill C-27 this afternoon (Monday, Oct 22) during a presentation to the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee (Room 362, East Block @ 4:30p.m.) Bill C-27, if passed, would put the salaries of chiefs and councilors on the internet for all to see. “The bottom line is politicians, regardless of race or level of government, should have to disclose their pay to the public,” said CTF Prairie Director. “Greater transparency on aboriginal reserves will help separate the good apples from the bad ones.” The CTF has been pushing hard for the tabling of such a bill over the past three years as it has exposed numerous cases of wild salaries on aboriginal reserves such as Peguis First Nation (Manitoba), Enoch Cree Nation (Alberta), Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation (Saskatchewan), Glooscap First Nation (Nova Scotia), Piapot First Nation (Saskatchewan), Crane River (Manitoba), Acadia First Nation (Nova Scotia) and Annapolis Valley (Nova Scotia) to name a few. Documents obtained by the CTF through Access to Information requests (ATI) also exposed how approximately 50 reserve politicians made more than the Prime Minister of Canada in 2008-09. In many of these cases band members had no idea their politicians were making so much money. During the committee presentation the CTF will be making four recommendations for implementation and amendments to the bill: ·      Post the salary and audit information going back five years ·      Put all audit documents online, not just annual audit documents ·      Clarify that funds noted in the travel column of chief and council pay sheets should not include pay for attending off reserve meetings; those funds should be reported in the salary or honorarium column; and ·      Funds chiefs and councilors receive for sitting on band partner entities like tribal councils and provincial bodies should be included in pay reports “Overwhelmingly we’ve heard from people living on and off reserves that this legislation is long overdue,” added Craig. “Taxpayers appreciate MP Kelly Block’s effort to get the ball rolling with her private members bill as well as the government’s current legislation.”

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Midhurst Station boasted a typical railway station building for the CPR. One day in 1939, school children were gathered there to see King George VI and Queen Elizabeth as their train passed through. The children had flags and flowers and were quite excited. The train did not stop, but went right through without even slowing down. The children were disappointed, but it was a day out of class! Some time ago, one of the local residents was walking by the station. Standing on the platform was a man he recognized, so stopped to talk. The Midhurst Station resident had been in the Canadian navy stationed in Halifax during World War II, and was assigned guard duty and the man standing on the station had been a German prisoner of war, who was being guarded. They enjoyed a friendly chat. The Midhurst Tree Nursery employed many locals and produced millions of seedlings of many varieties that were planted right across the province. Some staff lived on the property. Most of the houses are gone, but for the large brick residence that was occupied by the superintendent and his family, now privately owned. Across the front of this property is a dry wall, which is a low wall consisting of rocks placed in such a way that mortar is not required. A few years ago, the highway was widened and the wall was moved back. The Township of Springwater Heritage Committee recognized the efforts of the owners to preserve this historic site with the Award of Merit. The road leading north from this point was named Nursery Road to recognize the importance the tree nursery in the township. At the corner of Wilson Drive and Highway 26, is the lovely stone house built by the Wattie family in 1870. The architect of this building was also involved in the building of the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa. The house came into the Channen family in the mid 1940s, and has since changed hands. The house has been designated a heritage building by Springwater Township. Next column: Minesing Station

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Our season began on Sunday, October 14 with a game against Midland #2, in Midland. Without having had a practice as a team at this point the boys, and Emily, quickly came together to come back from a 3-0 score to end the Towards Minesing game in a 4-4 tie. After leaving Mill Road (Highway 27), Lount’s Road Goals were scored by: Josh Rossi, Carter Luoma, and (Highway 26) leads westerly. In the early years, a route Tyler Scott with assists going to Josh Lemcke, Hayden was needed to connect this area with Lake Huron. Nothing Schepers, Dillon Jenkins, Cole Findlay, Brendan Scott and was done to achieve this until Henry Creswicke, the Dis- Josh Rossi with great passing and team play from Eric Altrict Surveyor with George Lount, and several others de- dersey. cided to do a private survey in1847. The council passed Great defensive plays by: Emily Racco, Alden Barrington, a bylaw to establish the road, to be called Lount’s Road. Justin Gautreau, Billy McLeod and Drake Jonkman. Goal(later called the Minesing Road). ie Nicky Juffermans played a fantastic game and made Currently, a number of notable sites may be found along many great saves. this road: the Archives, the Museum, the County Building, Game #2 pitted us against the other Elmvale LL team. It the Board of Education Building, Springwater Park and was a very evenly played and close game, but we came up now some impressive playing fields. And just up Nursery short in the end. The final score was 4-3 in favour of our Road, Springwater’s seat of government. opponents. The first goal of the game was scored by Cole and assisted by Carter with the second one by Brendan assisted by Tyler and Eric. Hayden put goal three in the net with the assistance of Josh Rossi and Emily. Thank you in advance to our great coaching staff: Carl Luoma (coach), Al Scott (trainer), Jason Jenkins (asst. trainer), Dave Aldersey (asst. coach), Michelle Juffermans (manager), and also to our sponsor Orr Lake Golf Club. Our next home game is Friday, October 26. Come out and cheer us on!

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First, try this 3NT in a team game, and focus entirely on making the contract. West leads ♠J, won in Dummy. Declarer sees that four Diamond tricks will suffice to make the contract and, as a safety play against East having the singleton King, he might cash the ♦A first. That doesn’t produce the King so Declarer next leads the ♦Q from Dummy, and when the dust clears, Declarer has 9 tricks. Routine stuff. However, playing the same contract in a duplicate game, Declarer is more likely to try for an overtrick or two and, under the right circumstances, might even risk his contract in the process. As before, West leads the ♠J, won in Dummy. This time, Declarer says “Phooey!” to that safety play, and will try for five Diamond tricks. So, he crosses to the ♣A and finesses the ♦Q. But East is a devious fellow and fiendishly drops his Ten under Dummy’s Queen. Now, Declarer can see 10 easy tricks in his future. He crosses to the ♥A, cashes the ♠K (otherwise it will be stranded), and runs the ♦8. But this loses to East’s King, the defense runs the Spades, and it’s down one in a cold contract! Declarer’s play was disastrous but, at duplicate scoring, not unreasonable. If he’d have made his overtrick he would have been rewarded with a good score. Too bad for him that the ♦K was offside, and East was tricky enough to duck the first Diamond, and Spades broke 5-3. It took three pieces of bad luck to bring about Declarer’s downfall. Visit www.acbl.org for more about the fascinating game of bridge or email marketing@acbl.org For games in Barrie see www.barriebridge.com For games in Midland see www.midlanddbc.com

Ontario has reached agreements with three public sector pension plans that freeze contribution rates for five years, except in exceptional circumstances. In May, the government launched consultations with pension plan partners on how to keep the plans stable while also protecting plan members and containing costs for taxpayers. After 100 hours of consultations and negotiations, agreements have been reached with plan partners of the following Jointly Sponsored Pension Plans (JSPPs): The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan The Ontario Public Service Employees Union Pension Plan The Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Pension Plan. The agreements will help ensure these pension plans do not add to employer and taxpayer cost if addressing a new funding shortfall. The 2012 Ontario Budget stated that the government would consult with its partners and would then introduce appropriate legislation to help achieve these objectives. Given the agreements announced today, this means that legislation will not be necessary in relation to these specific plans.

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At times I like to turn on the light in our sub-basement just to admire the jars of jellies, tomato sauce, beets and salsa lined up like colourful soldiers on the shelves. I’m not alone in this: a big, burly duck hunter I know who does a lot of canning (many hunters are excellent cooks) confessed that he peeks at his canned goods too. This year, our sauces and jellies are kept company by a stash of local honey from Allan and Joyce Sinton’s El Cedro Apiary here in Craighurst. On a visit there to purchase it, we learned a lot about honey bees and we’re hooked: on wildflower honey and on bee trivia. Honey bees are fascinating and almost scary in their level of organized productivity. The bees are organized into Queens, drones and worker bees. The drones are all male and their sole purpose is to service the queen. To a guy, this might sound like a good gig, but life for a drone is harsh: if he gets lucky with the Queen he dies. If he doesn’t, he gets kicked out of the hive by winter. The worker bees are all female. (No surprise there.) Their purpose in life is to care for the Queen, maintain the hive, collect pollen and produce honey. And the Queen? Her purpose is to lay eggs. The Queen can lay up to 1500 eggs per day and communicates to her hive using pheromones. She is created when the worker bees feed Royal Jelly to the larva for the entire larva stage resulting in a bigger, fertile queen bee. The first royally fed young bee to emerge becomes the Virgin Queen. If two emerge at the same time, they fight to the death to establish supremacy. Even then, there can only be one Queen, so the victor kills the other potential queens. After that, the Queen’s life becomes luxurious as she is catered to by worker bees and serviced by drones. But, as she matures and becomes less capable in her duties, the worker bees will begin to work on replacing her and once they are satisfied that they have a successor, the old queen’s reign is over. Sometimes a Queen bee will be very productive and as a result the hive becomes crowded. When this happens she may take up to half her workers and leave the hive to start and new colony, commonly called swarming. Prior to the swarm the colony prepares a number of queen cells so the parent colony will carry on with a new queen. If you think this sounds like an episode of Star Trek, you’re not wrong. The Borg Collective, with its uncompromising Queen, drones, hive mind and Unicomplex, is an alien race created by Star Trek writers that draws heavily upon the social structure of bees. I wouldn’t know this had I not married a Trekkie. Nor would I have a dog named Worf (Star Trek Next Generation Klingon warrior): I suggested Wilf but Dave fastened upon Worf and resistance was futile. When I told my mom about all that we learned about the honey bee hierarchy, her comment was “that’s sounds kind of creepy.” From our perch at the top of the food chain, it’s unsettling for humans to contemplate that nature can organize itself in such a fashion. It’s a predictable human reaction to be wary when we intuit that something out there may be smarter than us. Our imaginations take us to the Borg’s “prepare to be assimilated” or to the Planet of the Apes. But really we should be inspired and respectful: most of what we have and what we know is derived from nature. Apparently we owe every third mouthful of food to bees because so many plants depend on their pollination efforts. So get yourself some local honey and be inspired.

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The Ministry of Natural Resources is asking motorists to be especially cautious on Ontario’s roads this fall because wildlife is on the move. Moose, elk and deer are particularly active in the fall, especially at dawn and dusk, as they search for mates and food. Deer and elk often travel in groups of two or more, so when motorists see one animal there may be more nearby. Drivers who see these animals along the road should slow down and sound their horns in a series of short bursts. At night, motorists should blink their headlights to warn the animals and give them a chance to move out of the way. Motorists should take extra care where: The London Bridge was built in 1831, but due to in roads cross creeks or rivers creased traffic, it was falling down by 1962. On a  in wooded corridors whim, the local government put the bridge up for  where field edges run at a right angle to the road sale. To their surprise, they found a buyer. Robert  where fences meet roads, and McCulloch, the founder of Lake Havasu, Arizona,  where wildlife crossing signs are posted. paid nearly $2.5 million and had the bridge moved to For more information, check out the Ministry of Transporta- Arizona brick by brick. It still stands in Lake Havasu. James Abraham attended the World Championtion’s Watch for Wildlife tips for motorists in Ontario. ship competition held in Kileen, Texas on October 5th Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four esThe competion consists of the three disciplines: squat, sential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and fat. bench press and deadlift

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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 Sun. Oct 28, 10 a.m. St. John’s United Church, 27 Yonge St. Thurs. of the month Sept - June at the North Simcoe Sports and S. Elmvale welcomes you to our 131st Anniversary Service.  Rev Rec Centre.  www.midlandcameraclub.com 3rd Thurs: 9:30-11 am Coffee Party, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Randy Covey - Message:  “Now I Can See Again”. Oct 28 11 a.m.– 1p.m– Wasaga Beach Church, Hillsdale starting Sept. 20 till May 16, 2013. Snowmobile Club Open House, Klond3rd Thurs: 10 am - noon - The raging grannies meet ike Park Rd. . If you have some spare time, at Woods Park retirement facility 110 Lillian Cres. in sign up and help us do trail work or just help Barrie. 322-1575 . around the clubhouse. 705-429-3822 4th Thurs: 1-3 Nottawasaga Bay Stroke Recovery Monday. Oct. 29: 6:45 pm.  Diabetes – meet at 135, 32nd St. in Wasaga Beach Guests speakers from Head to Toe!  Come out and hear from 429-9571 4 guest speakers with their top tips for man4th Thurs: 1:30 pm Diabetes support group meets at aging diabetes. North Simcoe Sports and the Health and Wellness Center at Penetang General Recreation Centre, 527 Len Self Blvd, MidHospital 549-0881 land.   For more information, call the Canadi4th Thurs. 3-5 pm Parkinson’s support group an Diabetes Association (705) 549- 0881. meetings at the Superstore Midland 526-9170. Mon Oct 29, Alzheimer Society of GreatThurs. 7 - 10 pm Good Vibes Coffeehouse at Mount er Simcoe County 7 p.m.  Bayfield House St. Louis Road and 4th of Oro-Medonte - Open Stage Retirement Lodge 5 Beck Boulevard, Thurs. 7 pm Bid Euchre at the Georgian Shores Penetanguishene  The Alzheimer Society Swinging Seniors Centre, 526-5074 of Greater Simcoe County’s support groups Thurs. 7 pm Blue Grass Music at Barrie RCL Who do you know ... connect family and friends caring for a perThurs. 7 pm - Elmvale Com Hall Euchre/Bid Euchre That is celebrating any of these son with Alzheimer’s disease or related deLunch. special events? mentias, to education and coping strategies Fri: 9:30 a.m. Coffee Club - 9:30 Pool, 12:30 p.m. * Birth of a child in a safe place, while sharing challenges Bridge – Admission $2.50 – Includes Coffee/Tea/ * Wedding and successes.  (705) 722-l066.   Cookies Georgian Shores Swinging Seniors “The * New to the area Mon. Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Midland Place”, Perkinsfield, 705-526-5074 * Special Anniversary, 25/40/50/60 Cultural Centre. Quest Art presents its Fall A special KEEPSAKE GIFT is Fri: 5:30 pm WB Lions Bingo at RecPlex 429-3331 Last Friday of each month Elmvale Ladies available compliments of the fol- Speaker Series featuring John Hartman, lowing community-minded busi- Canadian painter. 705-526-ARTS (2787). Auxiliary of Royal Canadian Legion monthly supper ness and professional people: Oct 29 enjoy a trip to Falls View Casino $8.from 5 to 7pm Bus leaves at 10am Royal Canadian Legion Whitfield Guardian Pharmacy Fri.: 6 pm - Full course meals RCL Barrie $10 Lynn-Stone Funeral Home Branch 147 Barrie 705 728-4002 Reservations required, 728-4002 The Bodyworks & Collision Centre Until Oct 30 11a.m. – 5p.m– Pumpkin 1st Friday of the month “KID ZONE” Elmvale De Groot Sand & Gravel Ltd. Mania at Rounds Ranch Enjoy pumpkin Presbyterian Church, 22 Queen St., E.  Children J.K. Springwater News bowling, pumpkin catapult, pumpkin pie to Grade 8 welcome. Ian Vasey Certified Accountant eating content, pumpkin hockey and more. Every Friday 6pm Minesing United Church Youth Group Springwater Garden Centre Oct. 30: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. at the Jr. Youth Grade 5-6, Sr. Youth Grade 7-12 705-737-5322 Please call Moira King 322-3184 Couchiching Golf Course – 370 Peter St. Fri. 7 pm – Euchre, Ladies Auxiliary, Branch 262, N., in Orillia SUPPORT COUCHICHING RC Legion, Elmvale (upstairs). JUBILEE, 4TH ANNUAL FALL FASHION Fri.: 9 pm KARAOKE NITE Maple Valley Sports Bar FRENZY 705-326-4337. Sat: 3pm Meat Darts Bbq at Legion, Branch 147, Barrie,   Wed Oct 31, 1:30pm at NSSRC AskennonSat. 3 pm Meat Darts. ARMY NAVY/AIR FORCE Moving into the  ia models will show the latest fashions from CLUB, 7 George Street, Barrie 728-8240 Community or Northern Reflections (705)526-7609 Sat: 4:30 Steak Darts Elmvale Legion. Welcome! having a Baby? Oct 31 7:00p.m.– Coffee Books & ConSun: 9:45 am Knox Flos Presbyterian Church Services We have gifts and versation Wasaga Beach Public Library, 120 Sun. 10 am  St. John’s United Church, Elmvale, 27 information for you! Glenwood Drive705-429-5481 Yonge St. S., invites you to join us for worship.  www. Please call Candi Fox Nov 1 7-8:30 pm Irlen Syndrome Meeting unitedchurchelmvale.org (Elmvale & area) Zehrs’ Community Room Bayfield St Barrie First Sunday of month - Family Breakfast Barrie 705 515 2252 or ON Fran Stenclik 705 719 – 0549 Royal Canadian Legion 410 St. Vincent St. - 11 Katherine (Midhurst) Nov. 3: Remembrance Dinner at the Elmvale 12:30 pm 728-1412 705 796 5323 Legion 5pm. Tickets $15.00 All Welcome. Sun. 2-6 All day “Karaoke” at the Barrie Royal Nov. 3 - Fresco for Kids - Students will comCanadian Legion Br. 147 (728-4002) plete their own fresco-style drawings on plaster. Practice colour And the Daily Events Thurs Oct 25: 1pm “Do you love to quilt? The Simcoe Coun- mixing, and creatively Quest Art at 705-526-ARTS (2787) Nov. 3: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wyevale United Church “Friendship ty Quilter’s Guild will hold their next meeting at the ANAF Hall Luncheon” Homemade soups and squares Crafts, Bake sale (George Street) Barrie. An exciting speaker, etc. Nov 3: 9am to 2pm in Stubbs Hall, Elmvale. (opposite FoodOct 26 1:30p.m. – 3p.m.– Halloween Howls Wasaga Beach Public Library, . Creepy crafts and stories for ages 6 – 10 years. land) Wycliffe Anglican Church Fall Bazaar Lunch room, Baking, Crafts, Collectibles, Books, Door Prizes. Tin Men On Sale. 705-429-5481 www.wasagabeach.library.on.ca Nov. 3 11 a.m. to 2 p.m Annual Country Fair Hosted by Christ Oct 26 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Grades 5 to 8 only– Zombie Crawl Youth Dance Wasaga RecPlex, . “Prizes for top Zombie Cos- Church-St. Jude’s Ivy Orange Hall, Nov 3: 8 pm The Partland Brothers unique vocal harmonies and tumes” 705-429-2247 Oct 26 – 3:00p.m. Jewelry Workshop Wasaga Beach Public innovative, dept musicianship www.peterspalyers.com Nov. 3: 7pm  St. John’s United Church in Elmvale presents the Library, huge assortment of wood, gemstones, beads, and crysCalvary Youth Chorus in concert tals, 705-429-5481 www.wasagabeach.library.on.ca Sat Nov 3 8 pm The Partland Brothers Unique vocal harmoOct 27: 10 - 5 p.m. Wye Marsh variety of spooktacular events .All Guys and Ghouls welcome. Activities include: Haunted nies and innovative, deft musicianship. www.petersplayers.com Nov. 4: 10 am. Unity United Church in Vasey welcomes David House, scavenger hunt, arts,crafts, pumpkin bowling and more. Sat, Oct 27 - 9 pm The Maple Valley Sports Bar, 285 Lafontaine Wilson, Editor of the United Church Observer. David spent many years in this community on the Third Line of Oro-Medonte. Road E. Annual Halloween Dance Live Band:  Flashback Oct 27 Royal Canadian Legion Branch 147 Barrie Annual There will be special music, and the children will enjoy Godly Play.  Fellowship and refreshments following the service. Christmas Bazaar from 9am - 3pm 705 728-4002 Sun. Nov 4, 10 a.m.  St. John’s United Church, 27 Yonge St. S. Saturday Oct.27.11 AM - 2:PM Unity United Church 4967 Elmvale welcomes you.  www.unitedchurchelmvale.org Vasey Rd, Vasey invites you to their Harvest Bazaar Sun. Nov. 4 - 10 am to 3 pm Christmas Shopping Extravaganza Oct 27: 1 – 3PM Halloween Kids Party at Kelly’s New Phelpston. Lots of ghoulish fun for kids of all ages! Please RSVP so we have Over 20 vendors The Maple Valley Sports Bar, Nov 5: 7:30 Orillia Opera House - Orillia Wind Ensemble 705 an idea of how many kids will be attending. Oct 27 5:00 or 6:45 p.m. Midhurst United Church, 91 Doran 326 8011 Various performers www.orilliaoperahouse.ca Tues Nov 6 1.30-3 pm Diabetes Information Group Breaking Road, Midhurst, Roast Beef Dinner 705 734 3674 or 705 722 Down Barriers in association with the South Georgian Bay 6331 A fundraiser for Midhurst United Church Sat, Oct. 27: Mount St. Louis Church annual Halloween Ham Community Health Centre and the Georgian Bay Family Health & Scalloped Potato Dinner, Church Hall at Mt. St. Louis Rd. and at The Real Canadian Superstore Community Room Elaine Kelly at 705-445-1543 ext.306 Line 4 N. Two sittings: 4:45 and 6.30 pm. 705-835-6877 Fri Nov. 9: 9 am to 7 pm / Sat Nov. 10th from 9 am to 5 pm. Oct 27 Sat 5 – 8 p.m. & 28th Sun 2.– 4 p.m. – WBYC’s Annual Haunted House at Youth Centre, 1621 Mosley St. FREE with a 19th Annual Christmas Art and Craft Tour. Locations include: the Old Town Hall at the Oro Fairgrounds site, Oro Station Hall (31 donation of a non-perishable food item. 422-2494 Oct. 27 - Acrylic Mandalas - Students learn about the geomet- Ridge Road West @ the 7th Concession), St. Thomas Church rical designs called mandalas and paint an acrylic mandala on a Hall in the Village of Shanty Bay and the white house, just east small square canvas. Quest Art of Oro Station @ 628 Ridge Road East. Something for everyone at this show at 705-526-ARTS (2787) Nov 10, Brereton Field Naturalists field trip, departing at 8:00 Oct. 28 10 am   M&S Hallowe’en luncheon at St. am from Little Lake Parking Lot. 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Announcements / Coming Events The BANQUET and ANNUAL MEETING for the Simcoe County Plowmen's Assc. will be held on

November 7 • 7 pm • Crown Hill United Church. This is a roast beef dinner for $15.00 per person.  Please call for tickets by Nov 1.  Don Priest 705 728-8847 / Ken O'Brien 705 721-8266.

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Royal Canadian Legion Elmvale Fall Fair Lottery Winner Margaret Archer----$500.00 Congratulations and Thank you for the Community Support 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 A WARM WELCOME IS EXTENDED TO ALL Sunday, October 28 - 10 A.M. as St. John's United Church, Elmvale celebrates its 131ST ANNIVERSARY REV. RANDY COVEY, guest speaker - Message "Now I Can See Again" HALLOWEEN LUNCHEON following Worship

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Elmvale Cooperative Nursery School would like to thank Sarah & John Parnell for the use of their wagon, Heather at Ritchies Feed for the mums and pumpkins, and Crystal and Mark Giffen for the straw. You helped to make our float in the parade a great success! Thanks Again, ECNS MURPHY.....I would like to thank everyone for their love and compassion that they gave me after my accident. My family, friends, neighbors, students, boarders, and my customers. Thank-you for the prayers, the beautiful cards and flowers, good books, awesome food, candy, phone calls, emails, and the wonderful visits that brightened up my day. I am so very thankful and so full of gratitude for so many things in my life....I am grateful for the lessons that have come my way lately, which have helped clear the passage for new and exciting ventures!!!! The transitions are not always easy, but the winds of change are blowin’ strong.....and your love and care gave me such great inner strength. I had lots of time to think of how lucky I am to have such wonderful people in my life. I couldn’t begin to tell you how much all your help and support meant to me. I feel I am very blessed.... Bunny Murphy

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We have over 300 In Memoriam Tributes. Ask us for a copy. Jack Johnston Sept.02/23-Oct.16/07 Dad, we miss you in so many ways We miss the things you used to say And when old times we do recall It's then we miss you most of all Love always; Wayne, Bernice, & Kim Bernice Giffen – In loving memory of a great mother and grandmother who passed away November 3, 1991. Within our store of memories She holds a place apart. For no one else can ever be More cherished in our hearts. Ralph, Kelli, Joseph and Jonathon

In the Catholic tradition, November is the month dedicated to the Souls in Purgatory, and a Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St Patrick’s Church (1600 Flos Road 4 West, 705.322.1200) for the repose of the souls of those interred at St Patrick’s Cemetery. A special collection will be taken to help with the work of the new cemetery board, and refreshments will be served in the community room following the Mass.

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The Elmvale and District Lions Club would like to introduce a New Elmvale Leos Club for youth from the ages 12 to 18. We will be meeting every month on the second Wednesday, 7:00pm at the Elmvale Lions Club, 1979 Flos Road 7 W.  Looking to have FUN and Help your COMMUNITY, come see what the Leos Club is all about, first meeting Wednesday November 14. For more information: Call Jerry 705.322.3088

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Spacious and recently renovated one-bedroom apartment, with fridge and stove, all utilities included, enclosed entrance from Queen St, (Elmvale) Springwater News Mailing Area (shaded) Springwater News is distributed by w/ample parking at back. No Pets. A locally owned biweekly Canada Post– (North South) to $750/month all inclusive. Ph. 705 - 361 2921.-to2050 Penetanguishene Community Newspaper R.R. #2 (800) L9M 1R2, Elmvale:   1 Bdrm. apartment with balcony. R.R. #3 (750) L9M 1R3 & Canada Post distributes R.R. #4 (450) L9M 2H7 Fridge & Stove.  Available Immediately. Perkinsfi eld/Balm Beach 2J0 - 1200 2300 to R.R. #2, 3 & 4L0LPenetang $700.00 plus hydro.  Call:  705-322-2644 Midland - 1000 L4R 4K3 (Vasey/Ebenezer)Beach 775 & 1250R.R. to #1Perkinsfield/Balm R.R. #2 L4R 4K4 Woodland (North of Wyebridge) 225 For Rent - Modern main floor apartment, 1050 to Midland R.R. #1 &2 Wyevaleappliances L0L 2T0 - 800 Beach, 700 sq.ft. $800 inclusive (gas, hydro), Wyebridge L0K 2E0 250 included, available Nov. 1. 850 Callto705.242.0739. Wyevale Elmvale L0L 1P0 - 2325 to Wyebridge Office space available – 650250 sq. ft. complete with Phelpston L0L 2K0 - 575 furniture, computers, 5 min. from Wasaga Beach. Call: Hillsdale L0L 1V0 - Lake... 625 2325 to Elmvale/Orr 705.242.0739 Minesing/Anten Mills L0L 1Y0 - 1200 575 to Phelpston Midhurst L0L 1X0 & L0L 1X1 - 1600 For Rent – Hillsdale/Matchedash – Unique storefront L0M 1B0 & L0M - 750 625Grenfel-Utopia to Hillsdale/Mt. St. 1B2 Louis in restored historical building, high traffic area, Hwy. Barrie - 2000 93, 1325 to Minesing/Anten Mills R.R. # 1, L4M 4Y8 - North on Bayfield to Horseshoe located between P.O. and dental office. $650 + utilities, Valley & Hwy 93 (775), R.R. #to 2 L4M 4S4 - Hwy 90 & Sunnidale (420), Midhurst available Sept. 1st. Call Linda in1650 Barrie 705-252-2047. R.R. # 3 L4M 4S5 - St. Vincent St., Paddy Dunns, Snowvalley & Carson Road (453) 750for to S.S.#44 Grenfel/Utopia Barn storage available Wyevale cars, boats etc. Ferndale Drive & area (351) Complete coverage (as indicated in the shading) of Call Rob for details 705.322.4449 2250 SS101-103 & parts 144ofBarrie Tiny & Springwater Twps and Tay, Essa, Oro-Medonte and the City of Barrie Prime Commercial / Retail Space for Rent Springwater News, 9 Glenview Ave., Elmvale, ON L0L Approx 1100News, sq ft, 9prime location at 14 QueenOntario Street Springwater Glenview Avenue, Elmvale, L0L1P0 1P0 Contact Michael Owner/Editor Jacobs: Editor/Publisher • Phone (705) 322-2249 Michael Jacobs: • Phone (705) 322-2249 West, recent improvements, front and back entrances, Cell (705) 321-BOLD (2653) • Fax (705) 322-8393 • springwaternews@rogers.com Cell 321-BOLD (2653) • Fax Printing 15,600 copies biweekly • 14,250 are mailed out by322-8393 Canada Post to above areas large parking lot, $1200/month and includes all utilities. Ad Size (Black & White)CallCost (Colour) Cost (B&W) • twitter @mmtcj Deadline springwaternews@rogers.com 705-361-2921. S Full Page (160 Sq. In.) $1080 $900.00 S The deadline is three www.springwaternews.ca • issuu.com/springwaternews S ¾ PageUp (120 Sq. $840& 500$700.00 days before publication. to 60In.)Tables Chairs S for Rent S ½ Page (80 Sq. In.) $60016,500 $500.00 S Printing copies biweekly S Property 3rd Page (50 In.) Elmvale $450 S ofSq.the Fall$375.00 Fair - Rob 790-1772 For a Thursday paper, S ¼ Page (40 Sq.15,000 In.) $330 $275.00 S mailed out by Canada Post the deadline is the

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Tables and tables of vendors, prize draws, raffles, hot home made food and beverages being served all day!

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

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

Saturday, November 3rd from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. St. John’s United Church • 27 Yonge St., Elmvale

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In country setting. Completely renovated. Laminate/ceramics. New kitchen/bath. Freshly painted. Fridge/stove. New windows. Laundry room. $1050+Utils.

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• Apr. 12, 2012 Edition 362 ForSpringwater rent/saleNews - apt., houses, and halls

Elmvale Community Hall - capacity 220 for great dances, beautiful weddings and other super events. Stage and kitchen facilities. For rental call 728-4784 ext. 2055

Sunday, November 4th at 2 pm

St. John’s Annual Turkey Dinner

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Help Wanted Let an experienced educated gardener reduce work for you. Now quoting for fall cleanup, designing, transplanting, pruning and mulching. Call Maggie 705 835-6916 or email 2GreenthumbsGardening@gmail.com

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Guitar, Piano, Keyboard, Accordion, Drums, Banjo, Bass, Mandolin & Ukelele lessons available in Elmvale for Children, Adults, Seniors. Flexible times. Reasonable rates. Private Instruction. For more info, call John Brown at 322-7696 or 322-3995 "Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul."-- Oscar Wilde

The Elmvale Skating Club has submitted a proposal to receive funding through the Aviva Community Fund! To receive this grant we need to have a ton of votes!  Please follow the link below daily and vote for our club to receive this grant!! http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf15657 The link is also posted on our homepage at www.elmvaleskatingclub.com. Borrow money from pessimists -- they don't expect it back. Half the people you know are below average. 82..7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.  A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory. If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. OK, so what’s the speed of dark?


Springwater News • October 25, 2012 Edition 376 • E-mail: springwaternews@rogers.com • www.springwaternews.ca

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ACC WELCOMES ONTARIO GOAT TO ITS GROWING FAMILY OF MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS

Century Farm Auction Sale For White Acres • Jim White

Em# 716091 – 1st Line East Mulmur Twp. Directions: From Primrose come east 2 miles on Hwy #89 to the 1st line Mulmur turn north ½ km to sale west side.

Sat. Nov. 3rd at 10 am

Tractor & equipment M.F. 165 diesel M.P. 16.9x30 tires c/w M.F. ldr 2145 hrs; 1939 Ferguson older restoration; Cub Cadet 1420 mower: Ford 2F plow; Ferguson 7’ mower; M.H. M751-5’ horse mower; cult; JD drill; rake; chain harrows; Land Pride grader blade; stone boat; 4’x4’ horse sleigh; Pine 9’ – 2pc flatback 24 pane & late 1800’s Elm sideboard (both pcs believed to be made by John Mills Momo Twp.) Welsh sideboard; 7 pc heavy carved dining suite; 1889 Jam cupboard; P.B. chairs: no of antique tables, desks; washstands; dressers basement tables; Judges chair out of Stanton Court House; 2 airplane ashtrays; cast bell; door stops; 30 plus crocks old games; Lumber includes Maple, Beech, Ash, Cherry, all inside; 2-I beams 20’x15�x5½�; 31 Sonitubes 20’x14�; Lincoln welder; saws; drill press; ped scales; jacks; brick; barrels; Shelbourne post office boxes; Note: Century Farm was purchased April 1st 1899; Farm is sold: Lunch Booth Washroom Terms: Cash or Cheques w/proper ID Neither the owner Auctioneer will be responsible for accidents or property loss - partial list.

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Century Farm Auction Sale For Ella Dunn & John Dunn plus the Estate of The Late Elmer Dunn

Note: The Dunn Family settled in 1842 in Elmgrove. This is the first sale on the farm. Em #6458 Essa Twp. Sideroad #5 Directions: Come east of Alliston 2 miles to Simcoe Cty Rd #10 come north approx. 2 mi to sale on N.E. corner of Essa Sdrd 5 & SCR #10

Sat. Nov. 10th at 10AM

Tractors & Machinery Int. 484 diesel, 14.9x28 tires c/w CIH 2200 ldr 2688 hrs; 1965 B414 gas tractor; J.D. LA125-42� mower (seized?); 5’ Bush Hog; Cockshutt 2F plow; Lely 2 wheel rake; NH. 268 baler; Int 9’ cult; Int 530 spreader; 4F trail plow cyl lift; Wifer bale fork; Market sleigh w/box; McLaughlin cutter; 1F walking plow; McCormick drill & binder; M.H. rake; hay loader & tedder. Collectibles lanterns; bells; augers; pulleys; broad axe; oil bottle; Texaco, White Rose, Veedol, Esso etc. tins; cast iron & tin seats, number of finger and open crocks; ant tables, doors, chests; Gurney 1880 scales; 2 shell oil bottles; J.G.C. Riding plow cast seat; Delavel 1 1/2hp hit & miss engine; Delavel #12 seperator; farm gates wagon of more Terms: Cash, Cheques w/ID Washroom, Lunch, Neither the owner nor Auct. will be responsible for accidents or property loss. Preview only Fri. Nov 9-11-3

Bob Severn Auction Shelburne 519-925-2091 www.auctionsfind.com/severn

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Guelph, Ontario, Canada Agricultural Credit Corporation (ACC) has expanded its relationship with Ontario Goat and has recently welcomed them as its newest associate member.   "Earlier this year we worked with Ontario Goat to have goat meat added as an eligible product of the Advance Payments Program and we are delighted to have Ontario Goat join our team as our 20th member," said Jaye Atkins, CEO, Agricultural Credit Corporation.  "We are confident that goat meat producers will benefit from this program which can assist them in the financial needs of their operations," added Atkins.   The Advance Payments Program offers up to $100,000 interest free with an additional $300,000 available at the bank prime rate. 2012 applications are available until February 28, 2013 and all applicants are required to participate in Agristability.    "Ontario Goat is pleased to become a member of ACC.  Ontario Goat believes that collaborations and partnerships are the most effective way to ensure goat farmers have access to programs and services like the Advance Payments Program," stated Jennifer Haley, Executive Director, Ontario Goat.  "We look forward to continuing to work with ACC to develop financial tools that will help the goat industry," added Haley.   The Advance Payments Program for livestock has been administered by Agricultural Credit Corporation since 2007 and was designed to assist farmers with costs associated with raising animals until they are sold at market.  Financing is also available for Ontario cattle, hogs, and sheep.

POST HARVEST CASH ADVANCES NOW AVAILABLE

To assist producers in the timely marketing of their products, applications for the 2012 Advance Payments Program (APP) for Stored Crops in Ontario, British Columbia and Nova Scotia are now available for download on Agricultural Credit Corporation's (ACC) website.  Under the Advance Payments Program, growers storing crops anytime after harvest are able to access up to $400,000 in operating capital, with the first $100,000 available interest-free and the remaining $300,000 available at Bank Prime Lending Rate. "This program can assist producers by allowing them to take the time to strategically market their products," said Jaye Atkins, CEO, Agricultural Credit Corporation.  The 2012 program for storable crops has seen many changes over the past several months. In June, ACC received approval to administer financing for three biomass crops in both Ontario and Nova Scotia and are looking to expand this program across Canada. ACC was also successful moving the eligibility date for harvested wheat forward from October 1st to July 1st to better coincide with harvest timelines allowing access to funds when needed most.  Applications for the 2012 storage program are now available to the public on the ACC website, to recurring clients through registered online access, or can be requested over the phone via our customer service centre at 1-888-278-8807. Application packages will also be mailed upon request. For those already enrolled in the 2012 APP crop input program through ACC, a separate application is available through your online user account or by contacting ACC directly.

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CCA welcomes JBS USA in Canada

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased to learn that XL Foods Inc. has reached an agreement for JBS USA to assume the management of the beef harvesting and processing operations at Brooks, Alberta, effective immediately. Operations of the Brooks facility have been suspended since September 27, 2012 while corrective actions have been undertaken following a beef recall. JBS USA is a leading animal protein processor in the U.S. and Australia and a wholly owned subsidiary of Brazilbased JBS S.A., the world’s largest protein company. According to the company, the agreement also provides JBS USA an exclusive option to purchase the Canadian and U.S. operations of XL Foods. JBS USA holds an exclusive option to purchase XL properties including: the Lakeside beef packing plant; a beef packing plant in Calgary, AB; a feedlot in Brooks, AB, and the adjacent farmland acreage; a beef packing plant in Omaha, Neb.; and a beef packing plant in Nampa, Idaho. Upon exercising the exclusive option to purchase the above assets, JBS USA agrees to pay USD $50 million in cash and USD $50 million in JBS S.A. shares. Under no scenario will JBS USA assume any of XL Foods' debt or liabilities. XL will continue to manage its other Canadian and U.S. operations during the option period. JBS USA will manage XL Lakeside, with the capacity to process 4,000 head of cattle per day, effective immediately. The development is welcome news for Canada’s cattle producers as it establishes credible intentions for resumed operations at the plant following re-licensing that will ease the back up of market-ready cattle in Western Canada that has developed as a result of the temporary closure of the XL facility. XL processed between 30 and 40 per cent of Canada’s cattle.   Earlier today, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said now that all carcasses in the XL plant have been processed it will commence a review of its observations of the enhanced food safety controls in place there. Once the review is completed, and the test results of the product are in hand, the CFIA will prepare a report of its assessment and make a recommendation on next steps. The CFIA said it expects to complete this work before the beginning of next week. JBS USA, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of JBS S.A., is a leading processor of beef, pork and lamb in the U.S. and a leading processor of beef in Australia. JBS USA processes, prepares, packages and delivers fresh, furtherprocessed and value-added beef and pork products for sale to customers in more than 60 countries on five continents. JBS USA is also a majority shareholder of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, the second largest poultry company in the U.S.

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Springwater News • October 25, 2012 Edition 376 • Tel: 705.322.2249

Tinney Stump Removal

Dan 322-3613 Restoring Springwater Park

Mr. Alex Nuttall, Councillor Ward 10 The Corporation of the City of Barrie Thank you for meeting yesterday with Val Brucker, Lesley Cameron, Paul and I. We all look forward to working with you in saving Springwater Provincial Park. Please find attached a draft mission statement for our new group called the Springwater Park Citizens' Coalition SPCC. 

Springwater Park Citizens’ Coalition, SPCC

Mission: To protect, restore and enhance the quality of the Springwater Provincial Park lands experience. We will accomplish this by building on the core technical and community expertise in: primary and continuing education, indigenous animal preservation, military veterans’ appreciation, sustainable planning, and nature conservancy. Services will be offered on a long term economically sustainable manner with a particular focus on providing access to the most vulnerable citizens. We look forward to co-operating with the federal, provincial, county, municipal, first nations, religious, media, and business partners as we move forward toward a sustainable business model. The human community alone creates and changes institutions. Our character is revealed in how we treat the world that gives and supports our life. We will explore, evaluate and implement innovative public-private management agreements while respecting the host community’s cultural heritage. The Springwater Park Citizens’ Coalition invites those that share these goals to work with us toward a shared, renewed and sustainable relationship to the water, land, forest, animal and human environments We appreciate your offer to table a motion of support at City Hall on Monday October 29th, 7 pm. We will have our supporters on hand in the gallery. Please have the appropriate person in Mr. Patrick Brown's office contact me directly to expedite the registration of the "Vespra Boys" cenotaph with the National Inventory of Canadian Military Memorials. With any luck, the former glory of the Springwater Park monument will be able to be realized via the VAC's Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program. Thanks in anticipation for your help. Regards, Mr. Les Stewart President SPCC 1201 Bayfield Street North, Midhurst ON L0L 1X1 705 737-4635 Tel • 705 627-2242 Cell

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“Getting Ready for Baby” prenatal classes

SIMCOE MUSKOKA – Many parents-to-be have a lot of questions about what life will be like with their new baby. Join other parents-to-be and a public health nurse for free classes to get some answers. Getting Ready for Baby classes run weekday evenings or Saturdays. Register early in your pregnancy as classes fill quickly. To register call Your Health Connection at 705721-7520 or toll free 1-877-721-7520. During the Getting Ready for Baby classes you will learn about: • Nurturing your baby • Keeping your baby safe • Feeding your baby • Becoming a parent • What life will be like in the first few weeks with baby Getting Ready for Baby classes are offered in communities throughout Simcoe and Muskoka. For additional information or to speak with a public health professional, call Your Health Connection weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 705-721-7520 or toll free 1-877721-7520. Information provided in the classes is available at www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/prenatalclasses.

Protect Your Pets, Yourself and Your Family

SIMCOE COUNTY – Vaccinating your pets against rabies is an effective way of protecting you and your family. And it’s mandatory. If your dog or cat didn’t get vaccinated during a routine veterinary visit, you can take advantage of the low-cost rabies clinics in your area running between September 29 and October 27. For the details of a clinic near you, visit the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit website at www.simcoemuskokahealth.org, or call Your Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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“INESCAPABLE” FLYNN, Thomas Owen “0zzie” (Co-Owner of Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012, 4:30 and 7:30 PM, Galaxy McEachern & Flynn Cartage, Retired Sears Canada Cinemas, Mountainview Mall, Midland SLH, Retired Captain Barrie Volunteer Fire Department Director: Ruba Nadda and Member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #147 Cast: Alexander Siddig, Joshua Jackson and Marisa for 37 Years.) Suddenly, but peacefully at the Royal Tomei Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Monday November 24th, Runtime: 90 minutes 2008. Ozzie Flynn of Barrie (in his 80th year). Beloved Following up on her previous film, “Cairo Time” Nadda husband of 60 years of May (nee Williams). Loving has assembled a powerful cast starring in this taut thrillfather of Catharine Marley and her husband Paul, Louise er about a man whose daughter disappears in the Middle Smith and her husband Michael, Barbara Flynn and her East, forcing him to return to the country he left behind husband Buzz Carroll. Loving grandfather of Leigh more than three decades ago. Anne Marley (Marc Masson), Jennifer Marley (Gilbert Kuiper), Scott Marley (Laura), Christopher Smith (Jody “FAREWELL MY QUEEN” Becker), Leah (Christopher andGalaxy great Wednesday, NovSmith 7th, 2012, 4:30 and Size), 7:30 PM, grandfather of Lauren, Carsten, Owen, Liam, Emily and Cinemas, Mountainview Mall, Midland Isabelle. Dear brother of the late Monica Paton, survived Director: Benoît Jacquot by herDiane husband Sandy, and theand lateVirginie Joyce Ledoyen Ridley. Cast: Kruger, Léa Seydoux Friends called at the STECKLEY-GOODERHAM Runtime: 100 minutes Funeral Home, Clapperton and Distributor: Entertainment OneWorsley Streets, Barrie on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.and Funeral Mass will This is the storyfrom of Marie Antoinette the pivotal days held at St Mary’s Church, Amelia Barrieof ofbethe French Revolution, told65from the Street, perspective Sidomie, a ladyNovember – in – waiting who recites from on Thursday 27th, at 10:00 am.verses Interment novels and fashion magazines the queen’s whim. to Asthe citSt. Mary’s Cemetery, Barrie. at Memorial donations izen’s storm the Bastille Sidonie the queen’s Kidney Foundation or the Heartraces and between Stroke Foundation chambers, ignorance is bliss, andCondolences the servant`s may quarwould bewhere appreciated by the family. ters, where blind panic reigns. The film is as layered as the be forwarded through www,steckleygooderham.com elegant attire on display. GALBRAITH, Ethel Mary Sabina - At the  Tickets $10 at the door or in advance at the museum. Wedgewood Manor, Summerside, P.E.I. on Tuesday, November 18, 2008, In her 91st year. Beloved wife of Dental appointments available for the late Arnold Galbraith. Dear mother of Sabina (John) Smiles Ontario Daniels ofHealthy Richmond Hill, Jim (Rebecca) of Texas, Dale SIMCOE Appointments are now being (Anita) ofMUSKOKA Newmarket,–Heather Zaharychuk of S’side, booked for the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit’s new David of Manitoulin Island, Earl (Vivian) of Brampton, mobile dental clinic. The beTravors parked on schedJune (James) Walters of clinic S’side,will Lois of S’side uled days at locations Angus, B.C. Bradford, & Donald (Carol) ofinSydney, Also Collingwood, survived by Gravenhurst, Huntsville, Orillia andSister Wasaga 16 grandchildren and 7 Midland, great grandchildren. of Beach. Joyce MacSweyne, Fred Dapp and the late Bert Dapp The Healthy Smiles OntarioMemorial program provides dental ser& Marjorie Chambers. Donations to the vices for children 17 would years and younger who memAlzheimer Society be appreciated andare may be bers of athrough familythe with an Adjusted Family Net Income made Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale.of $20,000 or less, and who have no access to a dentist or any other form of dental coverage. To find out if your children are eligible for Healthy Smiles Ontario and to book an appointment, call Your Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520 Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or check www.simcoemuskokahealth.org.

Georgian College’s Bachelor of Business – Golf Management degree has achieved an extremely successful graduate job placement rate. From its first-year graduating class of 22 students, 20 have secured salaried employment in the golf industry, with the remaining two students launching golf-related entrepreneurial ventures.    A strong public interest in a higher level of golf management education led to the establishment of the first degreelevel program in golf management in Canada. The program welcomed its first students to the Barrie Campus in the fall of 2008. “Those students who chose Georgian’s degree program have been rewarded for making that choice. The 100 per cent graduate employment rate indicates a long and prosperous future for the program,” said Brad Doey, program Joan, the town gossip and supervisor of the town's morco-ordinator. “Our intensive curriculum provides insight als, recently accused George, a local man, of being an al- into the three key areas of a golf club – turf management, coholic because she saw his pickup truck parked outside pro shop operations and clubhouse operations – and prethe town's only bar. pares students well for successful careers in the golf indusGeorge stared at her for a moment, and said nothing. try,” he adds. Later that evening, he parked his pickup truck in front of The four-year Bachelor of Business – Golf Management her house and left it there all night. program is offered at Georgian’s Barrie Campus. Students Take time now… receive classroom instruction from industry proTo help your family later. Why does an ISP take gov’t money fessionals and take part in three paid co-op work 445 St. Vincent Street Planning your funeral does more terms in the field. They take industry-specific than spare your 6T5 family the burden to build a couple more towers Barrie, Ontario L4M courses, including agronomy for the golf industry of making decisions for you. It also: and rules and history of golf, as well as business ¥! Provides service and payment when there are already 20? options to meet any budget courses such as finance, marketing, management, By: Rob Smith (Dr. Computer Logick) ¥! Protects against inflation ¥! Prevents emotional overspending economics and law. 30 Worsley St. For information on planning your One could surmise they cannot afford to build them out Career opportunities include general managers 705-721-9921 funeral or to transfer your existing of their own budget. So let’s just give them a few million or directors of golf/club operations, golf profesfuneral plan to us please call: 201 Minet’s Pt. Rd. dollars more to waste. I have this attitude because when we sionals, pro shop or event managers, finance, huSusan Booth 705-721-1211 Pre-Arrangement Director put the 17 towers we operate in place, we did so using our man resources or marketing specialists. Graduates www.steckleygooderham.com own resourcesfulness and did not look to the tax dollars for of Georgian’s golf degree program have not only handouts. Over the last few years we managed to bring hi secured employment in a very competitive global speed to all of Tiny township and we are very busy installing job market, but the locations and the hi speed everywhere. types of roles they are assuming are even more impressive, said Doey. I find it appauling that the gov’t would finance someone to “Our graduates are landing manis pleased to announce take business away from the entrepreneur that pioneered agement-level roles at some of the Grooming Services are Available it into central Ontario. If a competitor whishes break into most prestigious golf facilities in the someone else’s territory so be it but I don’t think the gov’t world,” he adds. Graduates are workfor should help. ing in highly regarded operations, All sizes of dogs and cats. including Aronimink, PennsylvaLets take a look at the current offering available thru the nia, Bandon Dunes, Oregon, Laguna 12 year old company ULTRAFAST WIRELESS (.com) also National Golf Club, Singapore and check the web site for more details. the Hamilton Golf Club, site of this • Unlimited internet at 1.5 Mbs for $36.99 – installation cost net Zero!! year’s RBC Canadian Open. “They are validating our assessment • Unlimited internet at 5 Mbs for $61.99 – installation cost also net that the demand for a higher level of golf education is substantial,” said zero dollars Doey. • 4G Satellite at 3.0 Mbs/50Gb data for $50 – equipment rental applies The Sunday School Teacher asks, – Install $0 "Now, Johnny, tell me frankly do Our new groomer is you say prayers before eating?" 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Be Aware and Prepared if You’re Heading into the Forest

This fall, people planning to go hiking, jogging, hunting, riding or bird-watching in a forest should take steps to stay safe. Public lands in Ontario are used for a variety of activities. Everyone in the forest needs to be aware others may be nearby, and stay visible. Hunting is allowed on most Crown land, on some private properties with the permission of the property owner and in some municipal/county forests. Anyone using the forest should check with the municipality for specific information. Hikers and Birdwatchers:  Be aware of hunting seasons in the area where you are hiking.  Wear a hunter orange vest or jacket and hat, and be especially careful at dawn or dusk, when colours such as red and green appear brown. Some of you may have received a mail- gram.  Avoid wearing white, especially mittens or hats. They can resemble a deer’s tail ing from me recently, outlining a new piThis change will go into effect January 6, lot project – the Employment Insurance 2013, but it will be applied retrospectively through trees.  If you take a pet with you, ensure the animal is wearing a brightly coloured blanket (EI) Working While on Claim pilot project. to August 5, 2012 – the start of the new pior T-shirt. Following the announcement of the project lot program. Horseback Riders: in August, some concerns were raised that For those who choose this option, their  Try to avoid known hunting areas, especially at dawn or dusk. some EI recipients may not be able to re- EI benefits will not be reduced on earn Wear a hunter orange vest or jacket, and a brightly coloured helmet cover. alize all of the expected benefits, and our ings made while on claim for the first $75  Use a brightly coloured rump sheet for your horse. government has therefore made changes to or 40 percent of their benefits, whichever Hunters: the Working While on Claim pilot project. is greater – the same as the previous pilot  Be aware that you may be sharing the forest with other hunters, as well as hikers, ridThe new pilot project allows claimants program. to keep 50 cents for every dollar they earn However, all earnings above that thresh- ers and birdwatchers.  Anyone, including archery hunters, hunting during gun season for deer and moose, from working while on claim.  old will reduce their EI benefits dollar for must wear solid hunter orange clothing (a minimum of 400 square inches – 2,580 square Under the adjustment, those EI recipients dollar. who were working while on claim between If you would like more information on the centimetres above the waist and visible from all sides) and a hunter orange head cover.  Consult the 2012-2013 Hunting Regulations Summary for exceptions. August 7, 2011 and August 4, 2012 will be changes to the Working While on Claim pi Hunters must never shoot unless they are absolutely sure of their target and what is given the option of reverting to the rules lot project, please visit www.servicecanabeyond it. that existed under the previous pilot pro- da.gc.ca Lyme Disease: Rabies is Deadly but Entirely Preventable  In some parts of Ontario, deer ticks (blacklegged ticks) carry Lyme disease. These While we don’t hear about human rabies cas- (bats remain a significant carrier of rabies ticks are more commonly found along the north shores of Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and es very often in Canada, the case this spring in in Simcoe Muskoka) to the Animal Health the St. Lawrence River. Toronto should remind us all that preventative Branch of the Canadian Food Inspection  To prevent bites from deer ticks, wear closed footwear and tuck your pants into your measures are still very important. While that Agency at            705-739-0008. socks. Use a bug repellent with “DEET.” particular case was found to have been contract- If you or a family member is unfortunate ed abroad, rabies can still be found in local ani- enough to be bitten by an animal, wash the  When you return to your camp or home from areas where ticks are common, bathe or mals. Infected animals can spread the disease in wound right away with soap and water.  shower immediately and conduct a full-body tick check using a mirror to view all parts saliva during a bite or scratch incident. Clean the wound thoroughly and then con- of your body. Good preventive health measures have been tact your doctor. You should also ensure the  For more information, contact your local public health unit. very effective in Canada, which explains why health unit is notified of the incident so that it  Additional information is also available on the Ministry of Health & Long Term we rarely have human rabies cases.  Rabies vac- can be investigated and assessed for potential Care’s website. cine baiting programs have reduced the preva- rabies risk. Based on this assessment, post- For information about huntlence of rabies in the local fox, skunk and rac- exposure rabies immunization may be rec- ing seasons and regulations: coon populations. Nevertheless, the health unit ommended.  Consult the 2012-2013 investigated more than 1,100 animal exposures One important way to protect your family Hunting Regulations Sumin Simcoe Muskoka last year, and more than 50 and yourself is to vaccinate pets against ramary available from licence victims required post-exposure rabies immuni- bies. Every year the health unit works with issuers, ServiceOntario/Govzations. local veterinarians to offer low-cost rabies Rabies is entirely preventable. You can reduce clinics, and these clinics are again being of- ernment Information Centres John Musicco • 705 791 1953 your risk of rabies by: fered until October 27. Remember, rabies and at ontario.ca/hunting. 868 King Street • MIDLAND • 705 526 1344 x 263 Avoiding contact with, and feeding of, unfamiliar domestic animals and all wild animals, especially when the animal is obviously ill, acting strangely, or is found dead; Not allowing pets to run loose outdoors; Keeping your pet’s rabies vaccination up-todate, either  through your veterinarian or from a low-cost rabies clinic offered this fall; and Reporting any domestic dog or cat, and livestock encounters with suspicious wildlife or bats

vaccination is mandatory for cats and dogs in Ontario. Failure to vaccinate can result in a fine or worse for the owner if the animal becomes infected or is involved in a biting incident. For more information about rabies, or to find out about a low-cost clinic near you, call Your Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or visit our website at www.simcoemuskokahealth.org.

Canskate Learn to Skate- Not Just for Figure Skating!

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The Elmvale Skating Club is excited to implement Skate Canada’s redesigned Canskate program! This renewed program enhances skating skills for skaters in all sports including figure skating, hockey, ringette, speed skating and precision skating. This program focuses on teaching and mastering the skills, edges, flexibility, speed and endurance which skaters require to excel in all forms of skating in a progressive and sequential manner. This learn-to-skate group program is designed for children 4 and older . Skaters are in constant motion through each one hour lesson. Grouped by mastery of skills, skaters move through four specific lessons where the basics of forward & backward skating, stopping, turning, spinning and jumping are taught. Two lessons are led by professional coaches who focus on specific skating skills. Our Intermediate and Senior skaters, who volunteer to teach our new skaters, help to run the Funzone and Challenge zone where skills are reinforced through play. Each skater is evaluated regularly and progresses through the 6 stages of Canskate at their own pace. Successful completion at each stage results in ribbons for balance, control and agility and a badge at the end of a stage. Report cards detailing the mastered skills are provided at mid-way and at the end of the season. This innovative program is led by Kim Sokach, winner of the Skate Canada Best of the Best coaches’ award, and is assisted by respected coach Julie Burns. Please visit www.elmvaleskatingclub.com for more details. Space is still available!

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