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Springwater News • September 27, 2012 Edition 374 • Tel: 705.322.2249

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Edition 374 Sept. 27, 2012 (Next Issue Oct. 11 • Deadline is Mon. Oct. 8)

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152nd Annual Elmvale Fall Fair October 5th & 6th • Thanksgiving Weekend

Elmvale Fair Grounds (at the Arena) • 14 George St. • P.O. Box 3061, Elmvale L0L 1P0 Prior to the Fair

Best Bale Displays (within 15 kms of Elmvale). Check them out! Parades eachavailable day at 12 noon Discounted Admission Wristbands at G&S Computers, Elmvale

Midway Thursday • Tractor Evening, Pulls • Livestock Oct. 4th Shows Get your entries ready and bring the Fairgrounds prior to, etc. 7 pm fruits,tograins, crafts, hobbies Exhibits of vegetables, Thurs 4-10 pm * Midway Rides: $18 covers all Variety Show • Baby Show • Dances (Fri/Sat)

Friday • Gates open at 8

Saturday • Gates Open at 9



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11am Both Days CIP • Animal Display • Midway • Water Festival 12 noon • Jr. Parade w/floats from HCES to Fairgrounds 1 pm • Pony Show, 4H Achievement, Dog Show, Children’s Tractor Pull 2 pm • Baby Show, Special Events & Sheep Show 6 pm • Antique & Stock Tractor Pull 7:15 pm • Ambassador contest, Cloggers, Springwater Idol, Citizen of the Year 9 pm • Junior Dance at Community Hall


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10 am • Small Animal Show 10:30 • Heavy Horse Show 12 noon • A ‘Celebration of Community’ Parade from HCES to Fairgrounds 1 pm • Livestock Judging 1:15 • Louis Lafaive & Family plus North of 50 2:30 • Modified Truck & Tractor Pull 4:20 pm • Special School Draw 8:30 pm • KICX Video Dance in Arena

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"Harmony Village Lake Simcoe Architectural Design Competition Winners:

David Leinster of The Planning Partnership, Roland Colthoff of RAW Design, Jack Pong, CEO & President of City Core Developments and  David Dow of Diamond Schmitt Architects."

BARRIE (September) – City Core Developments is pleased to announce RAW Design/The Planning Partnership, in collaboration with Diamond Schmitt as the winners of the Harmony Village Lake Simcoe architectural design competition. City Core Developments launched the design competition in early August for the future Harmony Village development - an innovative, mixeduse development model targeted towards adults aged 55 years and older. Harmony Village is designed as an urban village with sustainable buildings offering the latest in energy-efficient architecture. “Harmony Village will offer community living with resort-like amenities. This new concept is intended for today's adults whose expectations are greater than ever before,” says Jack Pong, CEO & President of City Core Developments. “Both RAW Design and Diamond Schmitt's designs really reflected what we’re trying to achieve with Harmony Village while still utilizing green and energy efficient designs.” Harmony Village will be developed along the Barrie waterfront and is an important addition to the community. Because of this, it was imperative that the people of Barrie supported the design. “We wanted the design to be something that the community could be proud of, which was why we strongly encouraged the community to vote on the design,” says Pong. Judges also evaluated the presentations on design excellence and specifically assessed them based on criteria such as; image, sustainability, master plan, function and marketability. The high profile judging panel including: • Mr. Ian Chodikoff, Editor of Canadian Architect; • Mr. Christopher Hume, Urban Issues and Architecture Reporter, Toronto Star; • Mr. Paul Goldberger,

Architecture critic, author of 'Why Architecture Matters; • Dr. Ian McBurnie, Professor, Ryerson University; • Lisa Rochon, Architecture Critic, The Globe and Mail; • Jack Pong, President and CEO City Core Development Awarding the architectural contract to RAW Design/The Planning Partnership, in collaboration with Diamond Schmitt reflects the final votes cast by both the judges as well as the members of the public. “As one of Canada’s fastest growing cities, it is important for Barrie’s new architecture and landscape to celebrate the very unique character of the city and to create an unparalleled quality of life for its citizens. We hope that our designs for Harmony Village will intimately connect the city and its residents to the waterfront and park systems of Barrie, spurring renewed interest in the Bay area, and are pleased to have been selected to work in collaboration with Diamond Schmitt,” said Roland Rom Colthoff, Principal, RAW Design  "We are pleased to have participated in this competition and to collaborate with RAW Design on Harmony Village Lake Simcoe. We are looking forward to designing a truly unique solution, that fits within the context of the waterfront, yet becomes an icon for the city of Barrie. We are truly honoured to win the public vote," said David Dow, Partner, Diamond Schmitt About Harmony Village: Harmony Village developments are designed to satisfy all of your day-today needs – from health and wellness to pleasure and leisure. A place where senses are luxuriously satisfied, lives enriched, pleasures fulfilled and cares tended. Enjoy shops, restaurants, specialty boutiques, cafés and  Harmony Village’s own on-site all-year round leisure and event programming.

fundraiser for Alysha Smith

During the parade and at the Elmvale Fall Fair, there will be a fundraiser for Alysha Smith. In the Arena, the volunteers have arranged for a booth. There will be a donation box into which you can drop your thoughts, comments and prayers for Alysha. They will be playing games, offering prizes and running a BAKE TABLE! If you could offer some home baked goods to the cause, someone can pick it up. If you want any other information, contact Jen Reid 705 818 5572 or 705 322 9274.

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The Springwater Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Laurie Thompson of Chelsea Chocolates in Craighurst for hosting the Chamber's "Business After Five" event on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. Members and guests were welcomed with the not only warm smiles, but the wonderful aroma of fine Belgian chocolate as well.  Laurie took the time to give attendees a tour of the facility as well as explain the chocolate making process. We were even let in on the "Caramilk Secret" and of course had the opportunity to sample many of their creations including mouth-watering Truffles and Ice Wine Chocolates made for various wineries in the Niagara region.  For more information on the Springwater Chamber of Commerce, please visit

Editor’s Musings In the last issue, I mentioned the weeds beside an Elmvale stop sign and trees around the local LCBO. Thursday afternoon, somewhere between 2 and 4 pm, and before many people had even got their latest edition of the Springwater News (that makes 373 we have published), the weeds were gone from around the stop sign. On the following Saturday, someone came and removed the unwarranted growth of trees from the East, West and South side of the LCBO building. And although there are still a couple on the North side, the building looks a lot better. I would suppose that if I had waited another week, it would have already been done. Thank you! A headline in another paper reads “Barrie’s Canada Revenue office closing.” I did not know there was an office on Mulcaster Street in Barrie or I might have dropped in and asked a few questions. Apparently, because only 2.5% of customers went to the office in 2011, compared to 17.35 million calls (probably 50 of them from me) and 23 million payments were done electronically, someone in their wisdom wants most everyone to use the phone. Whenever I call, if I could get to the source of my query by only dialing 10 digits and then have a real voice respond, I would not mind. But when I call, and listen to a recording which says, “Please listen to our recording as some of the options have changed.” and then find out they haven’t, and when the long recording starts with “Press 1

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for English.” and then there are 9 more options - and when I press 0 for the operator and the voice tells me this is not an option, I begin to boil. Another really irritating answering service is the Transport Canada Drivetest answering service where you talk to a voice recognition answering service. (I recently took a drivetest to upgrade my license.) Try saying “Operator Please!” to that voice and he/it answers, “I am sorry we do not understand that request. Let’s start again.” After two or three minutes, you get through then find you need some information that is not at your fingertips, which means you have to start from the beginning again. Because I have no idea whether I will make money each year, the government insists that I pay my taxes quarterly. With the 4 payments I made in 2011, and when the accountant gave me the good news that I had overpaid my income tax (which means I did not make as much money as the year before - unlike employees), I called about my refund. The Canada Revenue Agency still has my money. They are asking me to pay my 2012 tax quarterly. There seems to be no recognition of the fact that I have money sitting there in their coffers. In the summer of 2011, the Canadian government returned the HST I had prepaid, then charged me interest suggesting I had not paid. There is a method of appealing the extra interest cost. In April, I filled out the forms and waited. In August, I got a statement and I noted that nothing had ensued about my appeal. Since I was smart enough to keep a copy, I photocopied my photo copy and rewrote another letter and mailed it away. On Wednesday, last week, someone opening the mail (somewhere in Canada) called and said that they were still dealing with items that had come in March. She suggested that pretty soon, they would deal with my appeal. This is totally frustrating. Back in May, when my insurance was coming due, I thought I would shop around. There is a website you can go to and feed in your information, and see if there is a better price. There were numerous suggestions and one of them had a representative in Wasaga Beach. The rep called and left a message. You do njot have to push any buttons here, and my answering message is SHORT! I called back (twice) and after pushing too many buttons to get to his answering service...he slipped to my deadman’s list. It was interesting that some insurance agents did not even reply. My wife belongs to CARP (Canadian Association of Retired Persons maybe). When I approached them, their answer duplicated a couple of other companies catering to the grey haired retired people. Because I run a business, they could not insure the truck. My reply to each of them was that I only put 20,000 kms on the truck a year. If I was retired, I’d have a travel trailer on the back and be putting 50,000 kms or more on a year, then I would really be a threat on the road. Today, I remain with the Insurance company that I have been with for 20 years. When I call there, sometimes the live voice that answers the phone says “Hello Michael!” or “Hello Mr. Springwater News!” - which is what pops up on call display. Immediately, I feel I am being looked after.

Like most people, we are very disappointed in the public school teachers who said they would not use students as pawns in the teacher / government dispute...and now they Corner of Blake & Steele are using the students as pawns. If you remember, the elementary and high school teacher’s union boycotted bargaining with the government while the unions representing the Catholic and francophone teachers stayed at the table. Possibly, had the representatives of these teacher groups (some 50% of them) stayed and negotiated, there is the possibility that they could thrashed out a better deal. Are you satisfied with the look & feel of your dentures? have The reason they are saying they did not get to At Meilun & Meilun, we provide high quality service directly to the negotiate is because of an archaic and duplicitous public, specializing in customized dentures that fit well and method that they have of dealing with each school recreate the character of your natural smile. board. Often, the weak and rich boards would caComplete & Partial Dentures pitulate to the demands of the union and all the Implant Retained & Surgical Appliances other boards would have to follow. One would Same Day Reline & Repair Services think that the union would want a one shoe fits Consultations are free. Avoid the inconvenience of downtown parking. all negotiating style to save manpower and time. Make the decision you’ll be comfortable with. Visit us at our Cedar Pointe office. They are the people who did not negotiate and 9:00 am - 5:30 pm they are trying to camouflage their mistakes by Evenings & Saturday by appointment. making big noises about whatever. Unfortunate34 Cedar Pointe Drive, Unit #510, Barrie ly, it is doing nothing to enhance the demure of our teachers, most of whom are truly dedicated individuals. Unfortunately, the elementary teacher’s boycotts Members of Denturist Association of Ontario

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- not all the teachers are taking part nor is their any obligation to do so - is getting all the publicity. It would be nice to see some balanced broadcasts by recognizing the schools where everything is carrying on as usual, where the teacher’s realize the benefits of extracurricular participation and where the teachers are dedicated, deserve their job. deserve the respect of parents and students and who are the individuals that truly deserve the money they are paid. In 2007, the fashionable thing to do was to prohibit the use of pesticides within municipal boundaries. Despite the fact that Heath Canada and other sources said they were safe, many of these anti-pesticide trends continued. As I read the information, Quebec and Alberta have struck down all anti-pesticide laws but then in the next paragraph it states that only Calgary and Edmonton is involved????. In British Columbia (Kamloops and Kelowna for example), Professional Lawn Care companies have been granted exception status, and prohibition has not been recommended by a special committee on cosmetic pesticides. Other communities have lifted all bans. In Manitoba, Portage La Prairie is opposing the proposed Provincial prohibition. In the United States, where it appears the prohibition had extended to Golf Courses, the Pesticide-Free periods have ended and the spraying of weeds has resumed. An agreement reached between Dow AgriSciences and the Canadian federal government on May 25th, 2011 concluded the pest control products are scientifically safe and the “prohibitions are irrefutable invalidated” (whatever that means). The Professional Lawn Care Industry (many people went out of business while others persisted and went into bankruptcy) and other injured parties are moving to seek damages and restitution in several jurisdictions across Canada. So when is Ontario going to follow suit? But on the other hand........ Have you read the latest INDEPENDENT study on GM (genetically modified) crops? On September 19 Prof (French scientist Gilles-Eric) Seralini’s team published a study that showed a commercialized Monsanto GM maize, as well as tiny amounts of Roundup claimed to be safe, when fed to rats, caused massive tumours and premature death. Monsanto and some of the other companies making their $$$ on GMOs has refuted the study - like they do on all negative publicity and studies they do not control - by picking on some part of the study and showing how it is flawed. North America and parts of South America are the prime growers of GMOs. Many of the Asian and European countries fail to allow GMOs because there have been no long term studies done. I think you should be concerned.

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Have you just received a mortgage renewal offer in the mail from your lender? What should you do? Chances are, the rate offered is not the best one you can get. However, if you really like your lender, you could try calling them to negotiate. Other people may prefer to deal with a lender that will give them their best rate up front. There are many reasons why people may want to switch their mortgage to another lender but the question on most peoples’ minds is, “will it cost me money”? Generally speaking, the answer is no. So, what qualifies as a Switch? A switch is much as it sounds. You take the exact same mortgage amount along with the same amortization and “switch” it over to another Lender. So if you owe $100,000 and have a remaining amortization of 20 years, it will remain the same with the new lender. Only the rate will change . . . likely a much better one. (Note: some lenders allow a few extra thousand to be added with no extra fees) Another frequently asked question is, “Can I switch and refinance my mortgage at the same time?” The answer to that is yes, but if you are adding several thousand to the mortgage, the new amount will have to be re-registered. Hence, there will be a fee attached for that registration. One type of mortgage that does not qualify for a free switch, is what’s called a collateral charge mortgage. Some lenders use these for mortgages that include a “fixed payment portion” as well as a re-advanceable line of credit portion. There is a legal fee incurred to discharge a collateral mortgage. So when should you start the process to switch to a new lender? Preferably 90 to 120 days, but many are done on quite short notice as well. Having a mortgage agent will speed the process considerably as they can quickly access which lenders will give you the best deal. Since this service is free, it makes sense to eliminate your time spent on phone calls and frustration trying to get clear answers. If you’re not sure how to proceed or what type of mortgage you have now, feel free to give me call. I can help. DARLENE HINTON - Mortgage Agent MORTGAGE ALLIANCE - License #M10001367 Phone:705-331-6774 Fax: 1-866-716-7038

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Feel like test driving a new car without the sales pitch and benefitting the community at the same time? An event at Georgian College on Sept. 30 will allow participants to experience both fun and philanthropy. “Drive One 4 UR Community” is an initiative by Ford Motor Company of Canada. Ford will bring a variety of vehicles to Georgian’s Barrie Campus on Sept. 30 and donate $20 to the college’s Research Analyst program for every person who takes a test drive. The Research Analyst program benefits the community by providing free research for local charities and organizations. The event may raise up to $6,000 for the program. Georgian is the first college in Canada to be granted permission to run this event because of the unique way in which the money raised will be used to help local charities and non-profit organizations. A group of students from Georgian’s Automotive Business School of Canada will be “test drive consultants” in the passenger seats while drivers take the vehicles out for a spin.

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Online at www.springwater.library.on,ca Did you Know? 200 titles have been added to the Young Adult e-book catalogue! FAMILY MOVIE MIDHURST BRANCH: Sat. Sept. 29 at 6:30pm. Cost per person is $3 which includes a bottle of water and popcorn. ELMVALE BRANCH: Tues. Oct. 2 at 4:30pm Cost per person is $3 which includes a bottle of water and popcorn. MIDHURST AUTUMN FEST Be sure to stop by the Friends of the Springwater Library book sale and info booth at this year’s Midhurst AutumnFest on Sat. Sep 29, 9:45am-2pm at the Community Centre and Lion’s Park (Doran Road, Midhurst). LEGO CHALLENGE We were so impressed with the results of this popular summer program we are going to continue it! Come to the Elmvale Branch the first Saturday of every month: Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1 at 10:30am. There are some very creative young people (and parents) who enjoy this timeless activity. BOO-YA! AFTER SCHOOL CRAFT(ages 5-12) Don’t miss out on the fun! Please register for these programs at your local branch. Cost is just $3.00 ELMVALE BRANCH: Thurs. Oct 11, 4:00pm MINESING BRANCH: Thurs. Oct 18, 3:45pm MIDHURST BRANCH: Thurs. Oct 25, 4:00pm ‘SLEEPY STORIES’ IS BACK! Put on your pj’s and bring your bedtime pal to the ELMVALE BRANCH for stories, songs, rhymes and a good night snack! Thurs. Oct 11, Thurs. Nov 1, and Thurs. Dec 6 at 6:30pm. YMCA – EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE Want some help with your job search? Jeanette will be offering a special resume workshop at the Elmvale Branch on Tuesday, October 9, 2pm-3pm. She will also be available for job assistance. Jeanette is also available at 705-528-0845, or, GET A LIFE! Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like to teach people to speak horse? Adopt a child from China? Or be a part of building the Avro Arrow? On Sat. Oct 13 come to the MIDHURST BRANCH and sign out a ‘Human Book’ for up to an hour of unforgettable conversation. This program, sponsored by Rock 95, Kool FM, and Travelodge, is a wonderful opportunity to talk d the life experiences of other people. Other locations that weekend include Barrie Public Library, Painswick, on Friday, Oct. 12, and Barrie Public Library, downtown, on Saturday, Oct. 13. For more information see I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, "Where's the self-help section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.

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WELCOME FALL Somehow the recent cooler weather seems really foreign after the sweltering summer we had. Last weekend was the first time in months I really appreciated cooking in the oven. I cringed at the thought of turning it on most of the summer. Sunday, I welcomed the heat the appliance gave off. The heat from the woodstove, too, felt wonderful after working in the bush for several hours. The livestock seem to bask in these cooler temperatures as well. The cattle enjoy lying out in the open fields on sunny days and are quite frisky when a cool wind blows. Even the hogs seem to have more energy—once you get them up in the morning. I let the sow Beatrice and what remains of her brood – four barrows – out of their little barn every morning. The hogs go out around 7:30 a.m. but on some of these dark mornings they would rather sleep in. I can usually get the barrows out the door but I sometimes have to let Beatrice out a couple of hours later. She won’t budge at the earlier hour. She was worse after we put fresh straw in the pig pens the other day. We opened the first round bale of the oat straw we bought from Ed Dobson. All summer we used shavings for the younger pigs and could do so very sparingly. They were grateful for some of the cool of the concrete to seep through when they were lying down. Beatrice was lying on a layer of compost during the hot months. Basically the pens stayed pretty clean because the pigs are outside all day. I only had to clean out the barrows about once a week. With the cool weather we thought it was time to switch to straw. One of the highlights of our chores has always been giving the animals fresh bedding. They seem to enjoy it so much. I peaked in on the pigs Sunday night and Beatrice was sleeping with oat straw banked all around her. In the other pen three of the barrows were asleep and one was standing up chewing on bits of straw. This is the time of the year I spend a little more time watching our pigs. We will only have the barrows a little while longer as their date with the abattoir is Oct. 15. I like to watch them head out to the field in the morning. The first thing they have been doing lately is heading out to the hawthorn trees in the back ravine. I see them again when the dog and I go to check the cattle. Often the young pigs and their mother are lying down with the cattle after they’ve grazed for a while. If they are grazing when the dog and I pass, they usually acknowledge our presence. They start “talking” to us and some of them want to be petted. The turkeys are other creatures whose stay is coming to an end here, with Thanksgiving fast approaching. This year we bought Orlopp Bronze turkeys – a heritage breed – and we like them very much. They are a robust, calm breed with beautiful dark feathers. They have been kept entertained all summer watching traffic on the road as their home is our front lawn. Some of our favorite wild creatures have left us too. Earlier in the month I saw the last of the red-headed woodpeckers. They are one of the few types of woodpeckers that fly south. The ruby-throated hummingbirds have gone, too. Even though some of our favorite creatures have to leave, there are still some new arrivals to look forward to seeing. Beatrice is expecting her fall litter any time and we still have a couple of cows to calve. We will also be getting a new Dexter bull in October as well as some more laying hens. I am especially looking forward to getting these hens as they are a mixture of breeds. I hope there are some Barred Plymouth Rocks in the mix. I also look forward to farm work winding down a bit in a couple of months. It will be nice to go to some fairs, concerts, arts and crafts shows and bazaars. This weekend we will attend the Barrie Fair at its new Essa location. I also hope to attend an Autumn Art Show and a Royal Tea coming up Oct. 20 and 21 at the Utopia Hall. I’ll have more on these events in subsequent columns. *** Please send your birthdays, anniversaries, new items and ideas for the Grenfel and Centre Vespra News. Kathy Stunden-Hall may be reached at 735-9423 or by e-mail at .

Rural Intentions by Lynette Mader A word from Craighurst For me, September is the month for canning. It doesn’t appeal to me during the hot lazy days of summer but when the cool nights of September roll in, I finally start to think about it. In earlier days, canning was a matter of self-preservation and the need to put food on the table during the long winter months. There was a time when you couldn’t buy, or certainly couldn’t afford to buy produce trucked in from tropical climates, so root vegetables and apples were stored in the cold cellar and tomatoes, peaches, pears, jams, jellies and just about anything you could boil and put in a jar went onto the shelves. This was a time when storm windows came out, were washed down and installed, and winter clothes were pulled out of trunks smelling lightly of moth balls. Both in our forties, my husband and I may be part of the last generation to remember these autumn rituals. Such rituals give you a more intimate connection to the changing seasons and the fickle temperament of Mother Nature. Canning is still popular of course, but now we do it because we enjoy it and not because it’s necessary. And perhaps we do it because it calls up that more primal instinct that keeps us tuned in to the seasons: it feels good to be able to prepare and store food. Some local news: heartfelt condolences go to the Craig family for the loss of Fay Craig, a 66 year member of the Craighurst Women’s Institute, long standing member of the Oro Medonte Horticulture Society, past recipient of Oro Medonte Citizen of the Year award, recipient of the Women’s Institute Women of Excellence award, and 30 year contributor to the baking section of the Barrie Fair, among many other achievements. A memorial service was held at St. John’s Anglican Church in Craighurst, a church founded by her forefathers, and was overflowing with people that had come to pay their respects.

Tom Chapman won best in show at the North American Car/Truck show at Edenvale Airport. (With thanks to Mike Cain for sharing this news.) Darlene Corkett from Bone Zone will speak at the next Craighurst Women’s institute meeting on October 16 and Neil Craig will return as guest speaker on November 20th to bring us a History of Craighurst Part III. And lastly, Dave and I were very honoured to jointly receive Oro Medonte Citizen of the Year award at the Oro World’s Fair this year and thank our neighbours for all their kind efforts around this (they know who they are). We’re not sure we deserved it but we’ll try to live up to it.

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Midhurst/September 25, 2012 – No one works in isolation when an emergency takes place, and with this in mind, Simcoe County Council today voted to enter a mutual aid agreement with Dufferin County. The official agreement, a vital element of Simcoe County’s Emergency Management Program, strengthens an already strong partnership between the two counties. “Formalizing this relationship not only provides a high level of certainty that we can rely on the County of Dufferin to assist the County of Simcoe during major emergency events, but provides the County of Dufferin with the same level of confidence about our commitment to them,” said Warden Cal Patterson. “When a major emergency takes place, the ability to control the situation and protect lives is directly related to how successfully the various partners

work together.” It is not uncommon for the resources of a municipality to be strained during significant events. As a result, Emergency Management Ontario recommends adjacent municipalities enter into Mutual Assistance Agreements. Such agreements define the types of assistance to be requested and the terms for both the request and the provision of personnel, services, or equipment. “I am pleased that the County of Simcoe and the County of Dufferin will be entering into this Mutual Assistance Agreement,” said Dufferin County Warden Walter Kolodziechuk. “Disasters and emergencies know no boundaries and this agreement will formalize our collective response to provide assistance to our residents in time of need.”

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It's time to stand up for taxpayers by fixing a broken system that awards unaffordable contract settlements to government union employees. And to do it, I have brought forward the Abilitay to Pay Act. We need a freeze on new government spending and a mandatory, across-the-board government employee pay freeze for two years. But what comes after? Without bold reforms to the things that drive wages to these heights in the first place - such as the way arbitrators arrive at settlements in public sector contract disputes - we'll be right back where we started from. With a million employees and one out of every three workers considered an essential service, Ontario's salary and benefit costs make up more than half of all budget expenditures. While the economy is barely growing, these workers continue to receive pay increases. And when government employers and their unionized employees, like police and firefighters, cannot agree on new contracts, the disputes wind up before arbitrators, who often award increases that taxpayers cannot afford. For the last nine years, the McGuinty Liberals have ignored the calls of local officials to change the system. They know full well some councils have been forced to increase property taxes, impose user fees or cut services to pay for these contracts - at the taxpayers' expense. In Stratford, for example, firefighters received both retroactive and future pay increases in 2011. This will cost local taxpayers' an estimated $1.5 million - a 20 per cent raise. In another case, an arbitrator gave a six per cent pay increase to Toronto Transit unions, which will cost taxpayers' a $100 million. It's unaffordable, it's unacceptable. Once again we are pressing ahead with bold ideas that now include our Ability to Pay Act - another important step to get our fiscal house in order and ensure scarce tax dollars go to the things people care about, like front-line health care and classroom education. Our legislation does three key things to rein in arbitrated government employee settlements: First, all arbitrators' decisions must consider specific economic and budgetary factors, like the taxpayers' ability to pay, when making decisions - and explain how they did this in writing. Second, it would establish a panel of independent arbitrators to decide public sector cases within three months. And third, an Ability to Pay Division, funded through existing resources, would be responsible for publishing comparative information on compensation, as well as proactively disclosing all arbitration decisions. The Ability to Pay Act is about standing up for taxpayers and restoring economic prosperity. We need all parties in the Legislature to get behind this bill, so we can help rein in overspending and build a solid foundation for private sector job creation. On October 4th a crucial vote will take place at Queen's Park that can make this bill law. The McGuinty Liberals needs to do the right thing, stand up for taxpayers' and vote for my legislation. Jim Wilson is the Progressive Conservative MPP for Simcoe-Grey

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MEETING SCHEDULE Wednesday September 26 General Committee 1:00 p.m., Township Administration Centre Monday October 1 Council Meeting 5:30 pm, Township Administration Centre Wednesday October 3 General Committee 1:00 pm, Township Administration Centre Thursday October 4 Phelpston Recreation Service Board AGM 7:00 pm, Valender Park Tuesday October 9 Elmvale Recreation Service Board 5:00 pm, Knox Building, 35 Queen St. W. Tuesday October 9 Grenfel Recreation Service Board 7:30 pm, Grenfel Community Hall Thursday October 11 Library Board Meeting 7:00 pm, Midhurst Branch

COMMUNITY POLICING The Springwater Community Policing Committee in partnership with the OPP are hosting a public meeting at the Minesing Fire Hall at 7:30 pm on October 18, 2012. Members of the OPP Services will present various facets of community policing and will be available to answer any questions that you may have. ALL WELCOME! Stanley the Speed Sign is around the Township watching zones are 40 km/h and Stanley gives drivers an A+ for slowing down! 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

LAB SERVICES RETURN LifeLabs now offers a mobile specimen collection service. This service is available to anyone with a valid laboratory requisition form. The mobile clinic operates at the Springwater Health Services Centre (35 Queen St. W.) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 am – 9:00 am. For more information, please visit: springwater_health_services_centre/

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Starlight Children's Foundation donates to RVH Paediatrics

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) recently received a grant from the Starlight Children’s Foundation in the amount of $2,000. The funds from this grant will be used to replenish the toy chest in RVH’s paediatric unit. The Starlight Children’s Foundation and Toys R Us have been supporting RVH Paediatrics for several years through annual grants, hospital care packages, and admission packages for our younger visitors. Pictured here left to right are Kathy Wilson (director, Toys R Us Barrie), Arlette Utton (vice chair, RVH Foundation Board of Directors), and Suzanne Raheb (program coordinator, Starlight Children’s Foundation).

Peewee Rep Hockey Ready For The Season

Coach Paul addresses the team during the second intermission in a 3-1 victory over Huntsville. Article and Photographs by: Jamie Dietrich - With three exhibition game wins under their belts, the Gary Edgecomb C.A. Peewee Rep Coyotes are anxious for the regular season to begin. They are not, however, resting on their early success. Practices have been long and exhausting with a focus on speed, passing, and positioning. Head Coach Paul Bouzis has been happy with what he has seen so far, but knows the competition will improve. He wants the players to stay ahead in their conditioning. Bouzis will be assisted in coaching this year by Kevin Fay and Sandy Clarke. The trainers will be Rob Sneddon and Dan O'Neill. Darrin Robertson is keeping everybody organized as the team manager. This year's Peewee Rep lineup is as follows: Brody Read in net; Xander Baatje, Ben Dietrich, Collin Kitching, and Derek O'Neill on defense; and Braedan Allen, Jake Bouzis, Matthew Clarke, Jacob Fay, Robert McLaughlin, Jacob Partridge, Aiden Ritchie, Jeremy Robertson, and Jack Sneddon playing as forwards. “Hockey Night in Elmvale” begins Friday, October 12. The Peewee Team takes the ice at 8:10 to face Georgian Shores. Come on out to support your local team. No lockouts in this league. In 1944, the H.W. Lay Company became one of the first snack food makers to advertise on television, with a cartoon character called Oscar, the Happy Potato. It was never explained how Oscar was happy to be sliced wafer-thin and deep-fried in a vat of boiling oil. Sweet potatoes aren't potatoes at all, but vine roots. They're also unrelated to yams. Ore-Ida, the leading potato processor in the United States, is named for the Oregon/Idaho border, where most potatoes are grown. The company made a miscue in 2002 when they attempted to lure kids with colored Funky Kool French fries to match the colorful ketchup being produced by Heinz. To further distance themselves from other brands, Pringles began officially referring to its product as "potato crisps" in 1991.

It’s time to stand up for local taxpayers by fixing a broken system that awards unaffordable contract settlements to government union employees. In order to achieve that the Ontario PCs’ have brought forward our Ability to Pay Act. We need a freeze on new government spending and a mandatory, across-the-board government employee pay freeze for two years. But what comes after? Without bold reforms to the things that drive wages to these heights in the first place – such as the way arbitrators arrive at settlements – we’ll be right back where we started from. With a million employees and one out of every three workers considered an essential service, Ontario’s salary and benefit costs make up more than half of all program expenses, While the economy is barely growing, these workers continue to receive pay increases. When government employers and their unionized employees cannot agree on new contracts, the disputes wind up before arbitrators, who often award increases that taxpayers cannot afford. For the last nine years, the government has ignored the calls of local officials to change the system. The government knows full well some municipal councils have been forced to increase property taxes, impose user fees or cut services to pay for these contracts – at the taxpayers’ expense. In just one such example, an arbitrator gave a six per cent pay increase to TTC unions, which will cost taxpayers’ a $100 million. Once again the Ontario PCs’ are pressing ahead with bold ideas that now include our Ability to Pay Act – another important step to get our fiscal house in order and ensure scarce tax dollars go to the things people care about, like front-line health care and classroom education. The Ability to Pay Act makes this its goal, in three key ways: •        First, arbitrators’ decisions must factor in specific economic and budgetary factors, like the taxpayers’ ability to pay, when making decisions and explain those decisions in writing;   •        Second, establish a panel of independent arbitrators to decide public sector cases within three months; and   •        Third, dedicate an Ability to Pay Division would publish comparative information on compensation, as well as proactively disclose all arbitration decisions call it sunshine and fairness. The Ability to Pay Act is about standing up for taxpayers and restoring economic prosperity. We need all parties in the Legislature to get behind this bill and pass it into law, so we can help rein in overspending and build a solid foundation for private sector job creation. SPECIAL EVENTS:  On Friday October 12, I will be hosting my annual Senior’s Information Day at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre in Midland. Participants will be treated to a series of guest speakers and exhibitors that provide valuable information to those attending. The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  On Friday October 19th my Annual Day for Senior’s in the Orillia area will be held in the eastern end of the riding at ODAS Park. The event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event also features a series of guest speakers and exhibitors. Contact my Orillia office at 705-326-3246 if you would like more information.

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Local Church Flips the Switch

On Sunday, September 9th the congregation of St. John's United Church in Elmvale gathered to "Flip the Switch" and officially open our solar panel project.

We had a good crowd on hand to witness the event despite the light rain. Mayor Linda Collins and Councillor Perry Ritchie attended on behalf of the Township of Springwater as well as Ken Rounds of Etho-Solar, the company who installed our panels. Sam Langman, chairman of the Solar Committee, hosted the event and gave a rundown of our project and Rev. Steve Atkinson said a few words about the commitment to the environment St. John's United Church has taken as we strive to do our part to care for the environment and protect God's creation. After some positive words from Mayor Collins and Mr. Rounds it was time to flip the switch to power the solar panels. Emily Erskine, a member of our Sunday School, had the honour of flipping the switch and when she did a dollhouse lit up to represent the power these panels provide. Emily was chosen from members of our Sunday School as a representative of the future generation, a generation whom is going to inherit our environment. Thankfully, we're realizing that we all have to make a difference if children like Emily are going to have a healthy world to live in. St. John's is proud to be making a small difference!  Some facts about our project: Our solar panels have been generating power since June 22nd of this year and have so far produced 3.68 KW of power. This is enough energy to power 122 houses for one day, it has saved 65 trees and stopped 2.54 tonnes of carbon dioxide from entering our atmosphere.  

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WMIB Charity golf tournament

Persons in the pic from left to right are: Will Marshall, Melissa Hamilton, Joan Kennedy, Colin Marshall (both Joan Kennedy and Melissa Hamilton are from the Seasons Centre for Grieving Children) Will Marshall Insurance Brokers hosted their 18th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Orr Lake Golf Course on September 9, 2012. A sincere thank you goes out  to the 94 players, our sponsors and staff of Will Marshall Insurance Brokers.  The open raised $8737.00 in support of the Seasons Centre for Grieving Children. This charity located in Barrie provides a safe and comfortable atmosphere for youth and their families who are grieving the death or impending death of an immediate family member. The charity does not receive any government assistance and provides services within Simcoe County.  Will Marshall Insurance has been sponsoring this charity for the past 10 years and has raised a total of $49,000.00 for the centre. 

Will Marshall Insurance Brokers gives back to the community throughout the year by sponsoring fund raising events for other charities such as the Elmvale Fair Antique Tractor Pull, Big Brothers and Sisters, Hospice Simcoe, the Food Bank both Barrie and Orillia, Salvation Army, Cancer Society and the Humane Society. Visit our website at The pictures and names are as follows: 023 – Barrie Town Crier, Stephen Travers 013 – Mens Champions – Guy Gignac and Jeff Gignac 014 – Ladies Champions – Heather Fell & Linda Hodgson 015 – Mixed Champions – Murry Potts and Maria Potts Pdf – Cheque presentation - from left to right are: Will Marshall, Melissa Hamilton, Joan Kennedy, Colin Marshall (Melissa and Joan are from the Seasons Centre for Grieving children) Thank you Linda Ashby for Will Marshall, CIP

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Wyevale vs Vasey - The series is over!

The Tribe team, pictured with the winning trophy, are as follows: Back row – Jason Giffen, Cory Kelly, Rick Hales, Mike Kelly, Mark Lambie, Matt Tjart, and Mark Giffen. Front row – Kevin Peterson, Dave Drinkill, James Fleming, Ryan Carefoot, and Scott Thomson. The Wyevale Tribe beat the Vasey Countrymen 3-2 on Thurs. September 13th to overtake the top ranked team from the regular season 3 games to none. With the win, the Tribe captured their 2nd Simcoe Rural Fastball League (SRFL) Championship (their 1st being 2006). Wyevale jumped out to an early lead with 2 runs in the top of the 3rd inning to open the scoring. Vasey would pull within one when a walk, followed by a triple would score a run in the 4th. Vasey would add another in the bottom of the 6th to tie the score, leading into the final inning. In the top of the 7th, veteran Rick Hales drove in the winning run with a pinch-hit SAC fly. Jason Giffen was able to retire the Countrymen in the bottom of the 7th to seal the game and series victory.

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Letters to the Editor • The Springwater Forum • Your Page Dear Editor; Tourism or Not !

"If you don't know where you are going, then any road will take you there". It is an old saying but appropriate if you are discussing the Midland/Penetang/Tiny tourist boards. Do we even have one? And if so, what are they doing?? If they do exist, then perhaps a short field trip to say; Orillia, Bracebridge, Bala, Port Carling or just about anywhere would be instructive. They wouldn't even have to come up with any new ideas. They could just cherry pick any of the above and copy anything they saw that has the potential to create jobs and make money! Not here, where our town shops are empty shells. Our waterfronts are void of anything. In Midland mainstreet, you pay to park. Compare that to say, Bracebridge where they lure tourist to their central business district with vibrant shops, boutiques & inviting sidewalks. In Penetang, most tourists & locals use backstreets to circumvent the endless unsynchronized stop lights or the endless string of homeless bums & nerdowells down in crackdown. In little ole Port Carling, the town dock has endless shops, boutiques, and even a LCBO on the dock! Here, we have a bunch of empty old buildings (one houses the tourism folks) and the Dock Lunch! Yikes, hundreds of people (tourists & locals alike) wandering around with nothing to do. There isn't even a gas dock, heck, the entire town of 6000 doesn't even have a gas station? You won't find that anywhere else in the world! Collingwood has Wakefest and Elvis, Wasaga has endless themed events, Elmvale has the Maple Syrup fest and we have Winterfest with a budget less than that of Torrance (pop 300 ) and then we ban snowmobiles in town! We may be the only place on earth that put a stinky sewage treatment plant right next to our waterfront park and we are expanding it! Any other place in the world would have a Mariott and golf course on the land where we put the bug house and prison. Good call! It is the best real estate in all of Georgian Bay. At best we have no plan, no vision and are doomed to going no where in this eternally economically depressed area. Too bad! We don't even have a gas station in a town this siz ! Would love to see our tourist/ business development plan. Perhaps we can all just go over to Port McNichol to see what they are developing around the Keewatin. Man, we can't even beat the Port! But we do have some nice, homemade canoe planters up & down mainstreet. WHAT A DRAW!!!!       Scott Kindree

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The Importance of Shopping Locally

by Indra Sharma Our village does not have enough stores to supply a lot of needed items eg. bedding, appliances, tools, hardware supplies etc. However, there are quite a few things we can buy locally. We have the freshest meats and greens at our Foodland and on Fridays fresh vegetables from our Farmer’s Market located in the Community Hall’s parking lot. We have a great pharmacy with wonderfully helpful staff and an excellent supply of besides medication, etc., gifts that are unique and affordable. Kudos to Peter Whitfield for employing our local youth and our not so youthful citizens in his pharmacy. Kudos to Peter and to Foodland for hiring our high school kids. There are unique selections in all our stores on main street, stores which include Blown Glass, Pieces of Old, Whitfield’s Pharmacy and other local businesses. I tell my friends from out of town about our shopping for unique items as gifts etc. on our main street. We have to think about employment for the younger people in our community and the stores that have to close because of Wal-Mart. They are known to put small town businesses out of commission. I know quite a few relatives from the USA and different parts of Canada who only shop at Wal-Mart for items not available in their towns and villages. Our Dollar Store closed a while ago because they did not make enough money to pay the rent. We always had a Dollar Store in Elmvale. A shame it had to close. Springwater Township is growing and there are quite a few young people who shop for clothing etc. in Barrie or Midland. We need stores in town like Winners, West 49 and others to cater to our growing teenage population. Keep the money and the jobs here. We possess tremendous potential in this place, “the hub of Huronia”. Our location is excellent, close to Wasaga Beach, Barrie and Midland. Yet, with all the tourists coming through our way, we have no place for people to spend the night. It would be wonderful if we had a convention centre. Think of the jobs and the money pouring into the

What is the cause of our Economic Crisis?

How does it affect us as Canadians? What can we do about it? We can understand what it is. I am not a prophet nor can I predict the future, but I do have some understanding of the society we all live within. I have heard many people say “Its greed,” and yes it is. It is inherent in our social system that puts money above all. U.S. President Barrack Obama asked the very rich to give their country some of their vast wealth and he was met with a strange silence. The very idea of asking them to share was repugnant to them. Like the feudal lords of old, the people who produce all should give to the lord because he is master. Another scene was with another American president who took the premier of the Soviet Union on a visit to a corn field in Iowa, USA. A slight confrontation took place when President Nixon made some comment about the communists wanting to take over. Khrushchev retorted that they didn’t need to do anything because, “You will bury yourself!” What the Soviet leader was saying; your society is self-destructing, meaning you will commit economic suicide. Our very rich have no intention of sharing and never will. They are as arrogant as the feudal lords ever were and believe they should rule the whole world with their wealth and we are to submit as the peasants and paupers of old. Will it be like the knights of old England when they forced King John to sign the Magna Carta? The Magna Carta took the ownership of peasants away from the Lords, setting them free to work in industries. The present economic crisis is fatal with no way out, simply because they have not solved any of its most grievous faults. We can begin with the bankers who consistently falsify their own bank records with money that does not exist, thereby lending money they do not have in reality. This all begins with the credit system in playing with big developers to take over their mortgages, almost to the full extent of its total value. Mortgages jumped from 20 years to 40 years, then sucking in young, new borrowers on a few short years of very low interest rates, then jumping their interest to a very high rate. The bubble burst, as they coined the phrase. The economic downturn, people struggled to make their monthly payments. Hundreds of thousands lost their homes. Unemployment jumped upwards everywhere. It is five years now with no show of respite. The bankers still support the large developers who still have money and all hope for a miracle. What is a stimulus package; when the American government or any government prints a large amount of money to boost its own economy. It is really no money at all unless there is new wealth to back it up. For instance a new tax from the taxpayer, as by Harper, on the people of our country. Another term used is austerity which has failed in Greece. When this happens and bogus money is printed it lowers the value of everybody’s money. To maintain their profits, prices are increased which brings on inflation each time it happens, often increasing to just plain ordinary gouging of the public. Vincent J. Barnes

From ANAF Club

On August 11, 2012, the Army, Navy and Air Force Club Barrie, hosted a very successful Garage sale. I would like to thank the many patrons, volunteers and all involved. The sale was a huge success and a great contributor to the revitalization of this very prominent club. This type of activity will continue in the future to assist the Unit to reestablish itself to it's once prominent position in our community. The Club remains viable and has many valuable programs for its members. It is worth checking ti out and support would be greatly appreciated.  S. Campbell Member Unit 365 Card # 6683 Son: "Dad, did you go to Church when you were little?" Dad: "Yes son, every single Sunday." Son: "I Thought so. Bet it won't do me any good either."


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community. We also have a historian who has preserved the artifacts pertaining to this community’s pioneer history. Because of Gary French, our local historian, many of our beautiful century historical buildings have been preserved. We need our own museum in town to display the township’s heritage. Open only in the summer, closed in the winter. I talked to quite a few people who agreed with the aforementioned ideas in this piece. There is always a tremendous influx of tourists in our area beginning from May to September. They look for entertainment et al for their families. They look to shop. They look for a place to sleep and we can provide all the above.



Huronia Land Conservancy Opens for Business

Midland, Ontario:.  Michael Henry, [Director] of the Huronia Land Conservancy (HLC) announced today that it has been registered as a charity by Revenue Canada.  HLC is ready to work with property owners, volunteers, donors, corporations and all levels of government to secure and steward land of particular natural or cultural value in northern Simcoe County.   HLC is active in Tiny, Tay, Springwater, and parts of Clearwater and Oro-Medonte Townships.  Centred on Midland and Penetanguishene, the land trust is interested in important natural and cultural lands from Wasaga Beach East to Highway 400 and Matchedash Bay and also north from Little Lake just north of Barrie.    “What is a land conservancy and how does it work are questions we often hear” said Michael Henry.  “A land conservancy or land trust is a charitable non-government organization that works with land owners to preserve their land.”   Most land conservancies are volunteer driven, community groups that focus on a few townships.  Following the widespread government cut-backs in the 1990’s, many communities recognized that governments could not be counted on to protect places of particular importance, and local non-government solutions were needed.  Since then, the land trust movement has blossomed such that there are now 33 land trusts listed on the website of the Ontario Land Trust Alliance. Most areas in southern Ontario have a conservancy or land trust and the Huronia Land Conservancy fills an important gap in Simcoe County.  Land trusts “secure” land, usually through donation or part donation/part purchase and hold title to the land. Another form of securement is an “easement” registered on the title for the land.  The easement restricts future uses in order to maintain specified features, such as tree cover or a natural wetland, regardless of who holds title. The land trust is obliged to monitor and enforce the easement restrictions.  Certain land and easement donations qualify for tax relief benefits for the donor as well as providing the owner with the satisfaction of protecting something important.  Why would anyone donate land or funds to a land trust or conservancy?  Common examples include:  1) A land owner who wants to preserve something special (a forest, wetland, cultural site) beyond his/her lifetime; 2) A land owner is prepared to accept a tax donation receipt for all or part of a property that is identified as important by the land trust; 3) a developer, municipality or corporation with surplus land that needs care without development, or 4) a cottager or cottager association wishing to preserve nearby land or islands in a natural and undeveloped state.  Land trusts and conservancies look after the lands through the efforts of volunteers and professionals.  Part of securing land is setting up money in a “stewardship fund” for long term care.  With donations to a land conservancy, everyone benefits.   The donor receives the satisfaction, assurance of long term care and in many cases, a charitable donation receipt.  The volunteers, funders and community gain satisfaction from protecting important properties, and the community benefits from protecting important green spaces and historic sites.   The Huronia Land Conservancy is directed by a local volunteer board elected from the members.  The headquarters is in Midland Ontario. Memberships are available for a modest fee. More information is available from HLC’s web site at “” or by email at MORE APPLE HELP Traditional slicing methods call for quartering and coring apples. Another way is to shave off slices from the outside with a paring knife, turning the apple in quarter turns. Continue slicing until you reach the core, and then discard the core. If you need to peel the apple, always do so before cutting up the apple. If you need to core an apple, a melon baller is the best tool to use. Cut the apples in half, and then use the large side of melon baller; it will remove the core and seeds and leave an even, circular hole. Prick the skin of apples a few times with the tip of a paring knife before baking to keep them from bursting. To keep baked apples from shrinking, remove a horizontal slice of peel from around the middle. If using apples in fruit salad, combine them with citrus fruits such as oranges. Squeeze some of the orange juice over the diced apples and then toss them with the orange sections. The juice will keep the apples from darkening. Pssst...did you know that apples keep longer if you make sure they don't touch one another?

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Of course they botch it all up despite their good &creatively Kelly Birch season…Born on this day intentions andThomas how they work their way out is 705.835.2930 • 2Most Mill St. East, will Hillsdale are baseball players John- a fun, fast-paced ride. children certainly relate ny Pesky (1919) and Mike to Rosemary, our main girl, who is told from page one that Schmidt (1949). NHL play- she is too young yet to dabble in the magic baking that her Elmvale & District Horticultural Society er Wally Boyer was born Mom does. Naturally, it’s the first thing Rosemary does by Kevin Healey, M.G. on this day in 1937. when given the opportunity! This & That: The Elmvale I love books where kids have to save the world. My kids Curling Club is still looking love books where kids have to save the world. In this case, for members. Registration it just happens to be the kids that originally mess things up will be held 1:30 to 3:00 in the first place! 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Alzheimer’s disease is considered an irreversible cause of dementia. Effecting females more than males, it is typically evidenced by a gradual decline in cognitive and functional abilities. According to the Alzheimer’s Society the number of men caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or dementia has increased from 19 to 40% in the past 15 years. While the cause of Alzheimer’s disease is thought to be 10 to 30% genetic, remaining causes for the disease are unknown. Alzheimer’s disease has three stages: • early-stage includes short term memory loss, personality changes, social withdrawal, problems with new learning and problems with IADLs (instrumental activities of daily living); • mid-stage consists of short and long term memory loss, disorientation to time, place and person, and difficulty with basic activities of daily living, and behavioral disturbances which may include day and night reversal; • late-stage patients are usually dependent on others for all care, immobile, aphasic (non verbal) and dysphasic (swallowing difficulty). How Alzheimer’s patients and families benefit from palliative care? Hospice palliative care aims to relieve suffering and improve the quality of living and dying while being person and family focused. Palliative care should be sensitive to individual beliefs including multidisciplinary care from doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains, volunteers, and many other team members depending on patients and family needs. This care should be accessible, knowledge based, safe, effective and of high quality. Changes in cognitive and physical function occurring with Alzheimer’s disease may burden family greatly in terms of emotional distress. It can be very difficult for family to watch and support this deterioration leading to a high degree of caregiver burnout. Comprehensive palliative care can help support the caregiver: • minimizing burnout • assuring physical symptom management for the patient • promoting quality of living and dying

Thinking Winter? We move snow! Fall landscaping tips for the home seller

Much like the start of a new year, the fall season ushers in the promise of new experiences and fresh starts. Students head back to school, adults resume regular working hours and the real estate market tends to experience an upswing in activity. “Autumn is a special time with its wonderful colours and warm days, and it’s also a great time for both buying and selling a home,” says Ron Abraham, president of the Ontario Real Estate Association. “Home sellers can increase the saleability of their home by simply sprucing up their landscaping, while buyers can get a good glimpse into the exterior of their future home. It’s not uncommon for a homebuyer to fall in love with a home simply because of its beautiful garden.” Homeowners planning to sell in the spring, should still be thinking about their landscaping in the fall, says Abraham. “By taking the time now to prepare your yard for the winter, you’ll be giving it what it needs to come back strong and save yourself a great deal of time in the spring. You’ll also be that much more prepared when the time to sell comes.” To help create curb appeal this fall and beyond, Abraham recommends these simple landscaping tips to homeowners: Rake up the leaves: you want your home, inside and out, to appear as clean and de-cluttered as possible when presenting it for sale. Start by raking up the leaves in your front and back yards, and cleaning up any debris, weeds and dead vegetation from your summer garden. Plant away: this is a great time to plant trees and shrubs, but if you’d like to see daffodils and tulips in your garden

Patients and family can be supported by establishing goals of care through advance care planning. Links to community resources such as First Link, Alzheimer’s Society, and CCAC, can further support patients and families as the individual’s needs change. Find out more about Hospice Palliative care by visiting the North Simcoe Muskoka Palliative Care Network website at or by calling your local Hospice: Hospice Huronia serving Midland/Penetanguishene 705-549-1034; Hospice Georgian Triangle serving Collingwood/ Wasaga Beach 705-444-2555; Hospice Simcoe serving Barrie & Area 705-722-5995. We are here to help. Next month’s article “Celebrating Life”

The tragedy in the lives of most of us is that we go through life walking down a high-walled land with people of our own kind, the same economic situation, the same national background and education and religious outlook. And beyond those walls, all humanity lies, unknown and unseen, and untouched by our restricted and impoverished lives. -Florence Luscomb, architect and suffragist (1887-1985)

next spring, now is also the time to plant spring bulbs. Add a boost of colour: fall bloomers like mums and pansies add a wonderful colour boost to gardens and give open house visitors a warm welcome. Protect your garden: help keep certain trees and shrubs protected from the winter elements by wrapping them with burlap. This will ensure they look as beautiful next spring when the time to sell comes. “There’s no need to break the bank when preparing your home for sale,” says Abraham. “Be sure to speak to your Realtor about other ways to prepare your home for sale. A Realtor can not only tell you what your home is worth, but how to sell for what it’s worth.” More information is available at www.howrealtorshelp. ca. Crushed Gravel, Backhoe, Bulldozing, Water Hauling, Screened Top Soil, Custom Crushing

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Recent laboratory tests have confirmed West Nile virus (WNv) infection in an adult from Orillia. The individual was discovered during the routine screening process of a blood donation, demonstrating possible infection/exposure to WNv. Subsequent testing was positive for the virus. The individual is recovering at home. The health unit will conduct additional mosquito trapping as part of its ongoing WNv surveillance program, which will continue until mosquitoes are no longer active. “We knew from our monitoring program that the virus was present in Simcoe Muskoka,” said Dr. Jim Pfaff, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit. “This local case should be a reminder to the public that it is still important to use personal protection to prevent mosquito bites.” Measures for personal protection include: • Wearing light-coloured, long-sleeved shirts and long pants • Using insect repellents and following the manufacturer’s directions • Staying indoors when mosquitoes are most active (dusk to dawn) • Keeping windows and doors closed, and checking screens to ensure there are no breaks and • Cleaning up standing water on your property (i.e. emptying rain barrels, wheelbarrows, etc.). The majority of people infected with WNv do not show any symptoms, and most of those who do show symptoms will experience mild illness which may include fever, headache, body aches, nausea, vomiting or rashes on the chest, stomach or back. Less than one per cent of those infected with WNv will experience serious symptoms, which may include high fever, severe headache, muscle weakness, stiff neck or confusion.  However, in rare instances the virus can cause encephalitis or death. For more information about WNv and how to protect yourself and your family, call Your Health Connection at 705-721-7520 Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or visit our website at

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“Yeah, well, sort of...I wish my dog was better trained though...”By Ravinn O. West

Is your Dog’s Diet an Asset or a Liability to your Training Success?

If you are attempting any training with your dog, nutrition must be considered as part of a foundation for success. The reason for this is that poor foods can affect the brain of the dog negatively. One of the most detrimental effects of poor food is high anxiety which can manifest as separation anxiety, a fear of new things, or an inability to take the pressures of training. Dogs cannot concentrate on their work when they are anxious. Other issues are itchy skin and digestive problems. If your dog has high stool volume, the food may contain too many fillers. What is a poor food? Hang on...let me take a look here in Pandora’s box... I suppose the first thing to be said is, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But if you notice symptoms of high anxiety, you may wish to read the label on all foods that you buy for the dog. Since wheat and corn are known allergens and not natural to a wolf’s diet, omit them. Byproducts has become a catch-phrase for feathers and other unmentionables that loosely qualify as protein. The word protein may appear on the bag. The word feathers will not. Your dog may do much better on meat than vegetables starches. There is kibble available now without grains and low quality fillers. Choose a kibble containing the purest ingredients possible. Raid the Fridge, Pantry and Freezer Cooked eggs (mash up the shell as well), sardines, raw or cooked chicken, beef, heart, or liver are welcome in the diet. ½ cup of plain yogurt or sour cream is also good for pups. Bones RAW bones only. Beef neck bones, chicken drumsticks and the tips of chicken wings are my dogs’ favorites. An example of a LARGE BREED PUPPY diet Observe the pup daily to see how the flesh sits. You should just see the outline of the rib as the dog moves. Fat pups stress their joints; this is to be avoided. It is easier to keep a good weight when you eliminate the carbohydrates and replace them with meat. Breakfast: RAW small beef neck bones (3 pieces), ½ cup sour cream, ½ cup no-grain kibble (Innova, Wellness etc.) Lunch: ½ to ¾ cup of raw regular ground beef or two chicken legs, a tsp of Omega 3-6-9 oil Dinner: ¾-1 cup raw meat OR kibble, vitamin/mineral supplement, ½ cup leftovers (nothing spicy, no cooked bones) The addition of ½ cup of hot water will warm the ration, blend the ingredients, and appeal to the dog’s highly developed sense of smell. Ask the dog to sit calmly before you in order to receive his meals. This simple gesture repeated daily will reinforce to the pup that you are the alpha. You provide the food; you decide when and where he eats it. Once you have given him the food, let him eat it in peace. Every minute of every day your dog is learning something. What is your dog learning? Next week: WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT, ALPHA? Ravinn O. West is kennelmaster and trainer at Ravendale Kennel and Training Centre at Cochrane, Alberta. Her latest book, The Tao of Dogs is available from You may send questions or comments to her via

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When there is difficulty between two or more people, the person with the most flexibility has the most power to transform the situation. Those who have closed minds, or are fixed in their position are like immoveable objects blocking the path to resolution. They will maintain the polarity or cement the stalemate.  If both sides are operating from this stance, they are generally not listening to what the other has to say, but rather re-state their own position repeatedly. Frustration ensues, often followed by anger or hostility. Both sides accuse the other of not listening; but still, no one listens.  An amazing shift occurs if one side just stops, and invites the other to express themselves without interruption. If some understanding of that position can be demonstrated, the polarity begins to soften. Ironically, if we genuinely listen and care about the other side, we begin to soften our own position. The one who shifts into listening mode can begin to gently shift the process, because that is the most effective way to get others to really listen to you. This is contrary to the prevailing sense that the way to be heard is to become louder and more forceful.  If you are the one who seems to see the bigger picture, and you really want to influence the situation, listen sincerely and carefully. Then, incorporate your understanding of the other's perspective into your suggestion for resolution. That's your best shot to create forward movement, and it usually works. I call that 'flexing' your wisdom. Gwen Randall-Young is an author and award-winning Psychotherapist.  For permission to reprint this article, or to obtain books or cds, visit



Wednesday October 3@ 4:30 & 7:30 Pm Trishna Director: Michael Winterbottom Cast: Frieda Pinto, Riz Ahmend RUNTIME: 117 minutes Trishna lives with her family in a village in India. She works in a nearby resort to help pay the bills. Jay (the son of a wealthy property magnate, and manager of the resort) meets Trishna at a dance and their fates cross.... This film is a powerful look at the tension between ancient privilege and modern equality, between the codes of urban and rural life, and ultimately between men and women. Trishna stands as a hymn to both the glory and the tragedy that comes with beauty. SHORT: Doubles with Slight Pepper, Ian Harnarine, Director. RUNTIME: 16 MINUTES.  Wednesday, Oct 10, @ 4:30 and 7:30 PM TAKE THIS WALTZ Director: Sarah Polley Cast: Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Luke Kirby and Sarah Silverman Runtime: 116 minutes Margot is happily married to Lou. But when she meets Daniel, their mutual attraction is obvious and immediate. To make matters worse (or perhaps better), Daniel lives right across the street. The two begin spending time together and try to restrain themselves from doing things they might regret, but the sweltering Toronto summer has a way of making certain desires more urgent. Screenings at The Galaxy Cinemas, Mountainview Mall, Midland Tickets $10 at the door or in advance at the museum. Seasonal membership $54.

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Now that summer is officially over and children are back at school, crosswalks, sidewalks and roads have become busier as everyone slowly gets back to their regular school routines. Increased traffic means drivers need to be more alert and attentive. Being distracted for only a moment can lead to accidents. According to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, people who talk on cell phones while driving are four times more likely to be in a collision than a driver focused on the road, and a University of Utah study concluded that texting behind the wheel increases accident risk by eight times. Drivers should keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road at all times to reduce the risk of accidents caused by distractions. Here are some other tips: • Give yourself enough time to complete the journey: Drive at an appropriate speed for the road conditions and leave sufficient space between the vehicles around you. • Keep small children belted in safety or booster seats: Children under four-feet-four-inches tall who weigh less than 79 pounds should by regulation be fitted in child safety seats or booster sears and properly belted. • Use a voice-activated, hands-free connectivity system like Ford of Canada’s SYNC to control your mobile phone or navigation system: Ensure your system is ready to go before you set off. • Always check your blind spot before changing lanes or making a turn: And use your turn signal every time. When drivers watch the road and their surroundings, more pedestrians and more drivers get to their destinations safely. In 1966, Time Magazine predicted, "By 2000, the machines will be producing so much that everyone in the U.S. will, in effect, be independently wealthy." In that year too CoCo Chanel said about miniskirts: "It's a bad joke that won't last. Not with winter coming." In 1894, A.A. Michelson, who with E.W. Morley seven years earlier experimentally demonstrated the constancy of the speed of light, said that the future of science would consist of "adding a few decimal places to the results already obtained."

Buy A Pie and Help Us Fly

The players from the Elmvale Bantam Euro Hockey team that are raising money to travel to Sweden and Finland in December 2013 have their mom's, their grandma's, their aunts and great aunts baking up a storm. The team will have a booth set up at the Elmvale Fall Fair selling homemade pies and butter tarts. This is a great place to stop and get that delicious homemade pie for Thanksgiving dinner while supporting these fine young hockey players who will be great ambassador's for Elmvale as well as Canada. The team has been fundraising since the early spring. A number of events have already taken place and with only 15 months till the team sets out on their adventure they will be planning several more initiatives. In total there are 22 players involved with the team. They include; Nevin King, Tye King, Owen King, Jacob Fay, Noah Bouzis, Brock Klein Gebbinck, Jake Lalonde, Kaiden Maw, Jordan McGonigal, Troy Bellisle, Xander Baatji, Collin Kitching, Matt Clarke, Landon McGinnis, Alex Sweeney, Charlie Fleiger, Aiden Ritchie,Andrew Priest, Howard Martin, Derek O'Neill, Jacob Veenstra and Phillip Eales. These players are organizing a shot gun start, golf tournament the Saturday after Thanksgiving on October 13th at the Orr Lake Golf Club. For all you avid golfer's who would like one last tournament before the snow starts to settle on the greens this a great way to end the season by helping out this group of young men. To reserve your spot call Paul Bouzis at 322-2979. The team would like to thank the following who have contributed to our efforts in one way or another so far; HomeHardware, Hanna Ford, Hardship Acres, The Maple Syrup Festival, Elmvale Fall Fair Board, the Junior Farmers, Doug Tinney and Christy Hayes. So remember don't bother dragging out that rolling pin this Thanksgiving, come, enjoy the fair and purchase your homemade pie from an Elmvale hockey player for $12.00. In 1954, a concert manager fired Elvis Presley, saying, "You ought to go back to driving a truck." In 1962, Decca Records rejected the Beatles, "We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out."

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Tiny, Georgian Bay, Tay and the Police Service Board of Penetanguishene who came out to their first meeting. We hope to see more members at the next meeting of this valuable community based crime prevention program. Police are asking anyone with information to contact the OPP at (705) 526-3761 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222TIPS (8477). You can submit your information online at or if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00. For more information on Crime Stoppers of Simcoe Dufferin Muskoka please visit

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AWARE Simcoe is calling on Simcoe County councillors to hold at least two public forums to engage citizens in the approval process for the draft Official Plan, which may go to Simcoe County Council for approval in September. There have been substantial changes since this document was first approved by  County Council  in 2008. The changes were negotiated confidentially by county and provincial bureaucrats. NONE OF THESE DISCUSSIONS HAVE BEEN IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN!  “There is time for a public debate on this very important blue-

print that will guide development until 2031,” said Sandy Agnew, chair of the AWARE Simcoe subcommittee on growth. The document will be the subject of an Ontario Municipal Board hearing that’s not expected to be scheduled until mid-2013.  “There has been no consultation since 2008,” Agnew said. "Simply posting the draft Official Plan online and allowing two months in the middle of summer for submissions in effect cuts the public out." He noted 295 people signed a petition containing key points in the AWARE submission. “That’s an indication people understand how important this.”

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Joe Elo from township of Tiny and Dan Gardiner of Midland  represented Simcoe County at the Ontario (Summer Games) in the Brampton Bocci Ball tournament. They made it to the metal rounds and playing for Bronze, they lost to the Kingston area team, 11 to 12, finishing fourth out of 11 teams.

Springwater News • September 27, 2012 Edition 374 • Tel: 705.322.2249 Georgian Bay Literary and Dining Society Reading Club

Dead Beneath the Water by Sonia Suedfeld was the August book choice of the Georgian Bay Literary and Dining Society. Friday August 24th the “Society” invited Sonia to our August meeting for a delicious pot luck dinner, overlooking beautiful Little Lake Park. Sonia treated us to a reading of a short mystery story from her

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Stellula Music is an incorporated non-profit based in Penetanguishene, ON which delivers its program to schools across rural Simcoe County. Stellula Music is dedicated to partnerships such as with the Midland Cultural Centre in an effort to provide a wealth of opportunity in music, dance and the visual arts to children and youth of the region.  

Probably the most common thing my office provides assistance with is passports, and there has been some recent news on this subject in the last few weeks specifically relating to children’s passports, and the new 10-year electronic passport, that I wanted to share with you. Effective October 1st, applications for a children’s passport must include one of the following proof of parentage documents (which demonstrate the parent-child relationship): • A long-form birth certificate issued by a Canadian provincial or territorial vital statistics agency that indicates the name of the parent(s); • A court-issued adoption order indicating the names of the adoptive parents; • A foreign birth certificate that indicates the name of the parent(s) (documents in languages other than English or French must be translated)

In order to obtain a long-form birth certificate (birth registration), please visit https:// The second passport-related development is the announcement that the 10-year electronic passport will be available in the Spring of 2013. We are still awaiting some of the details, but it has been announced that the e-passport will cost $135. The reason it’s referred to as an ‘e-passport’ is that it will contain an electronic chip that offers an extra layer of security, and makes the passport tamper-proof. The chip stores the same personal information as is on page 2 of the passport. If you would like more information on the new requirements for children’s passports, or the e-passport, please visit the Passport Canada website at Bruce Stanton, M.P. Simcoe North


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venue for young artists to present their talent under the direction of seasoned musicians. Our stage will be hosted by one such artists the accomplished Nonie Crete a passionate local songwriter who is a dedicated to sharing her gifts with young musicians. Each Wednesday between 4 6pm students will present their songs and the showcase will end with a performance by their mentor. Occassionally, touring artists will make appearance on this stage as well in support of our youth, including artists like NFLD's Ian Foster on Sept 26 and Cape Breton's Keith Mullins in October ... stay tuned for future announcements. For further information on performing or attending the showcase please contact our office by calling 705-549-0243 or by email      Nonie Crete

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The annual Mink revised 4 week Mink Pairs League just concluded with the team of Marven Hebner and Patricia Standeaven winning over Lori Butineau and Joan Howard. Third place went to Patricia Weissflog and Bert Mason ahead of Jack Norris and John Mcilravey, followed by Leni Johnston and Nell Reed.  The           "  EMPTY BUCKET AWARD  "   went to the   " YOUNGSTERS "   Bob Harris and Marion Stacey. Drawmasters were Bob Armstrong and Wayne Morrison.

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The OPP Report

PROVINCIAL FALL SEATBELT CAMPAIGN “MAKE SURE YOURS IS ON” The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) alongside our other policing partners will be participating in the Ministry of Transportation Provincial Seatbelt Campaign which begins Monday September 24, 2012 and ends at midnight on Saturday October 6, 2012. During this time, the OPP officers will increase their visibility throughout the province to ensure that motorists are wearing their seatbelts and that children are properly restrained. Chief Superintendent Don Bell Commander of the Highway Safety Division says: “20 percent of all fatalities this year on OPP-patrolled roads are as a result of individuals not wearing or improperly wearing their vehicle restraints. This number is unacceptable. Every day OPP officers see needless injuries and deaths on our roads that could have been prevented by wearing seatbelts,” says Bell. “Remember, it’s one person; one seatbelt.” Ontario made the use of child car seats mandatory in 1976. Today, all caregivers – including parents, grandparents and child care providers – are responsible for ensuring that children under age 16 in their care are properly secured with the appropriate child car seat, booster seat or seatbelt. OPP Deputy Commissioner Larry Beechey reminds motorists that seatbelt non-compliance draws a fine of $200 and two demerit points. “In the 36 years since the seatKathy Stunden-Hall belt laws came into By effect, you would wonder why we still have to have these provincial campaigns. It should be automatic that when you get into a vehicle you buckle up,” says Beechey. Always remember to do your part as a driver and ensure everyone is buckled up and children are properly secured every time you get in a motor vehicle. S eBUS r v i nSAFETY g p e o p lPATROLLER e in the ANNUAL SCHOOL TRAINING S p r i n g w a t e r A re a f o r ove r During the morningahours members q u aofrSept t e r 21, o f2012 a C e n t u rfrom y! the Midland Police Service and Southern Georgian Call Gary or leave message atBay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police along with staff from First Student Transportation, Parkview Transit and Sharp Bus Lines attended the Penetanguishene Me-

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ers along with transportation arrangements. All attending media for raising awareness of this - important school bus/road safety training. The safe transportation of students is very important and providing them with the proper training is a key part of keeping all stakeholders safe. Thank you for being a part of this training program. TWO APPREHENDED “Theft from motor vehicles and B & E” On September 20th, Provincial Police responded to a report of a suspicious male on a bicycle on Hwy #26 near Nursery Road. This report was called in by an Off Duty member of the Huronia West OPP who believed this male could be involved in an earlier B & E in the morial Arena for the annual CAA school area, which he had previously investigated. If you want to drink, bus safety patrollers training session. The OPP located this male and a second that’s your business. Some 100 students from schools in both on bicycles in the Anne Street North If you want to stop, Tiny and Tay Townships and the Towns and Carson Road area, but when they saw that’s ours. of Penetanguishene and Midland accomPolice they fled. One male was located in a panied by school staff attended to learn corn field not far away by OPP after a short school bus safety patroller procedure. foot chase. This male was found in possesStudents learned a number of safety sion of stolen property, a knife and a quanprinciples such as; proper procedures tity of Cannabis Marihuana. for assisting students on off the bus and Orillia 325-6385 MidThe second male was located by members how to do so in the case of an emergenland 526-3305 of the Barrie City Police Service with the ascy, how to use fire fighting equipment Bracebridge ~ sistance of their Canine Unit just inside the located on the school bus, how to safely 705-646-2491 city’s limits. exit the bus should there be live electricCharged with “Possession of Property ity in the area (hydro hop). tained by Crime – Under $5000”, “Break This bilingual presentation is the prodand Enter”, “Theft under $5000” and uct of the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) and “Theft under $5000 – from a motor vehicle” are Trevor is provided to police officers across Ontario so they may GUY 18 years old and Derrick NAYOR 19 years old both teach safety patrollers who look after some 800,000 stufrom Barrie, Ontario. In addition OPP have charged the dents who safely ride to school everyday.On behalf of Proabove 19 year old with “Possession Schedule II – Cannavincial Constable David Hobson, Provincial Constable bis Marihuana” and “Unauthorized Possession of a WeapTrent Bierworth and Provincial Constable Kathryn Charth on”. First appearance for both is November 20 , 2012 in lebois of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Collingwood court. Ontario Provincial Police and Constable Aaron Coulter of MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION the Midland Police Service we would like to thank the folOn September 19th, the Huronia West Detachment of the lowing persons for making our training day possible and a Ontario Provincial Police, Springwater Fire Department success for everyone. and Simcoe County Paramedic Service responded to a moFire Chief Paul Ryan of the Penetanguishene Fire - tor vehicle collision (MVC) involving a dump truck on Service for providing educational materials and staff. County Road #27 between the 7th and 8th Flos Road East/ Fire Fighter Chris Collins of the Penetanguishene - West. Fire Service for attending and presenting on fire safety. An initial OPP investigation revealed that a 1995 Ford Retired Sgt. Doug Geffros of the Midland Police - Dump Truck was northbound on County Road #27 when Service for volunteering his years of experience to provide it ran off the road into the east ditch striking a hydro pole. each patroller a meaningful “hands on” school bus safety The driver of this motor vehicle a 45 year old male from drill. Tiny Twp. was transported to Georgian Bay Hospital in the Pat Harwood, Manager of Recreation Services for - Town of Midland with possibly serious but non-life threatthe Town of Penetanguishene and Rene Laurin Facilities ening injuries. Manager for the Town of Penetanguishene accommodation CRIME PREVENTION STARTS AT HOME services at the Penetanguishene Memorial Arena. A father brought his 14 year old son into the Huronia West The Town of Penetanguishene for use of the facil- Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police and advised ities of the Penetanguishene Memorial Arena. that he had found stolen property in his son’s possession. The staff of First Student Transportation, Parkview - An OPP investigation that is on going has so far revealed Transit and Sharp Bus Lines for the use of their buses, drivthat three 14 year old males and two 13 year old males have on numerous occasions gone out and stole property from unlocked motor vehicles. Police are asking the public to call us if your motor vehifriends and family in on your plan to quit smoking and cle has been entered and property stolen and for whatever tell them you need their support and encouragement to reason you did not report it, please do so now as we are stop. Look for a quit buddy who wants to stop smoking getting stolen property back from these males and would as well. You can help each other get through the rough like to identify the owners. times.  Thefts from motor vehicles can be stopped. Time and Keep the pounds off    time again it has been proven that this is a crime of opporThis is a great fear of individuals when they stop smoktunity. Below are several tips provided by the members of ing. Weight gain is a common concern when quitting the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial smoking. While it’s true that many smokers put on weight Police to help you from becoming a victim: when they stop smoking, the gain is usually small, on avAlways roll up you vehicle’s windows and lock 1) erage 3-5 pounds not for all but some. Weight gain octhe doors even when at home. curs because the oral gratification of smoking is replaced 2) Never leave valuables in your vehicle while unby the self-soothing mechanism of eating. Don’t let the attended. fear of putting on a few pounds weigh you down. Eating If you must leave valuables in you vehicle hid 3) a healthy diet and staying active can help you maintain them from sight. your current weight. Never leave your vehicle keys or a spare set of 4) Finding help to quit smoking them in your motor vehicle. Finding the right combination of things to help you stop If you can park your vehicle in a locked garage 5) smoking is as individual as you are. Seeking medical adand remember to also lock the vehicle. vice or suggestions from your doctor can provide supNever leave garage door openers visible in your 6) port in your effort to stop smoking by easing withdrawvehicle, hide them. They can be used by criminals to gain al symptoms, reducing cravings, and improving your access to your home. chances of successfully quitting. Report suspicious activity, persons or vehicles to 7) Medication therapy Police when you see them not the following day (1-888Smoking cessation medications are most effective when 310-1122). If a crime is currently being committed call used as part of a comprehensive stop smoking program “911” and report it. monitored by your physician. Talk to your doctor about Keep bushes and trees trimmed to reduce hiding 8) your options and whether an anti-smoking medication is places for individuals who may want to commit a crime. right for you.   If possible park you motor vehicle in a well lit 9) I will continue with part three in my next column. If you area. have any comments, questions or suggestions please 10) Park your motor vehicle in an area where you can write me or email at We are now offersee it from inside your home. ing home visit for one to one counselling. For more inIf street lights are out call the municipality to 11) formation, or to book an appointment please call (705) have them fixed. A well lit street increases safety makes it 533-1579. easier to see suspicious activity and deters crime. Anger Release, Building Healthy Relationships and By not locking your motor vehicle while at home you are Signs/Dealing with Addictions workshops will be startproviding that opportunity to those who would steal from ing begin this fall. Seating is limited. For inquiries and you. It may not happen tonight, or the next but it will hapcost please call 705-533-1579. pen if you do not lock your motor vehicle. Remember Roses are Red For more safety and crime prevention tips please visit our And the snow is white web site at: If you want to quit smoking Why don’t you get started tonight A good sense of humor will get you through most problems in life (unfortunately, mostly in retrospect).

Nicotine Addiction Part Two

By: Ernest Matton I.C.A.D.C., E.F.A.P., Service Addiction Behavioural Specialist bandonE.F.T. Practitioner • T.I.R. Facilitator Certified Gladue Writer OGY Let’s pick up from the last article. Fear is a powerful 01 motivator but you don’t have to wait until something Trust! frightening happens to stop smoking. Here are some tips to deal with cravings. Tips to deal with common cravings and withdrawal symptoms • Stay active: Keep yourself distracted and occupied, go for walks. • Keep your hands/fingers busy: Squeeze balls, pencils, or paper clips are good substitutes to satisfy that need for tactile stimulation. • Keep your mind busy: Read a book or magaittle Good News zine, listen to some music you love. • Find an oral substitute: Keep other things around to pop in your mouth when you’re craving a cigarette. Good choices include mints, hard candy, carrot or celery sticks, gum, and sunflower seeds. • Drink lots of water: Flushing toxins from your body minimize withdrawal symptoms and helps cravings pass faster. • Look for new ways to relax and to cope with depression or anxiety: There are a lot of ways to improve your mood without smoking. . Keep a craving journal For a couple of weeks make entries into a log book to monitor your daily progress. Think about different moments in your life when you enjoy having a cigarette, these are your triggers to smoking. Are there certain people or environments that trigger your cravings? How do you feel when you smoke? Jot down some other things you can do to feel that way. After you quit, if you’re having a bad day, you can look back at the comments you wrote in week one to get perspective on how far you’ve come. Get support from others Quitting smoking is challenging, and having the right people around you can make all the difference. Let your

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Essa Library • Angus • 705 424 6531

FAMJAM MOVIE NIGHT! Essa Public Library presents FamJam Movie Night... Bring your family, wear your jammies, and enjoy a free movie night at the Essa Public Library Branch: Angus Date: Monday, October 15 Playing at 6:00 p.m. Movie showing: Disney Nature CHIMPANZEE Movie Rating: G SPACE LIMITED! PLEASE PICK UP YOUR MOVIE TICKETS AT THE BRANCH PRIOR TO MOVIE NIGHT. CALL US AT 705-458-2549 FOR MORE DETAILS. PLEASE NOTE: You may also bring your own bottled drinks & "easy-to-clean" snacks to the movie and comfy sit-upons (i.e. pillows) if desired. Chairs are also available for adults! This special event is for parents & children. Staff will not be supervising during the movie! Parents/caregivers (at least 16 years old) must stay with their children and supervise at all times during the movie. Jump: R.B.C.'s After School Program EPL's After School Program in the Angus Branch returns on September 19. For children, Grades 2-6, this free program featuring nutrition, homework assistance, computer learning and activities developed upon the Ontario Curriculum had great attendance. It's a great way for children to enjoy socialization, make new friends in a safe & positive environment at the New Angus Branch! The FREE program runs from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. from Monday - Thursday; 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. on Fridays. Registration is required! Check out the After School Program's website at http:// for up-to-date information & highlights! Contact Holly at or in person for more details -----------------------Essa Public Library Storytime Sessions Thornton Storytime session returns! The Fall I Session runs every Tuesday mornings, from 10 - 11 a.m. on September 25, October 16, 23, 30. The next Fall II Storytime will run on Tuesdays...November 20, 27 & December 18. Time: 10 a.m - 11 a.m. This is a FREE program for preschoolers, ages 2-5 and features all the traditional fun for our Library Storytime with stories, games, songs & craft based around a weekly theme. Registration is required for this program and parents/ caregivers are asked to stay with the children. NEW--ANGUS STORYTIME INFORMATION... Day: every Thursday starting October 4 to December 20 Time: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m New Storyteller, Holly! This is a FREE program for preschoolers, ages 2-5 and features all the traditional fun for our Library Storytime with stories, games, songs & craft based around a weekly theme. Registration is required for this program and parents/ caregivers are asked to stay with the children. Teddy Bear Tales Storytime Fun is offered at our "Teddy Bear Tales", featuring stories, songs, finger play & fun for ages up to 6 years old! Come along to this preschooler's program every Monday evening from 6:30-7 p.m. in the Angus Branch. Don't forget to bring your most favourite "Teddy Bear" so they can hear the stories, too! No registration is required--just come along for the FREE fun! For more information, please call us at 705-4246531. Please note that parents & caregivers must stay with children at this program.

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Springwater Township Celebrates Culture

Municipal Cultural Plan Launch – Friday, September 21st, 2012 – Springwater Township Administration Centre Photo Credit – Courchesne Photography SPRINGWATER TOWNSHIP / September 21st, 2012 – Over 60 Springwater Township residents and artisans gathered at the Administration Centre to celebrate the launch of the Municipal Cultural Plan this past Friday. The centre was turned into a gallery for the evening with sculpture, paintings, photographs and live music. Greg Baeker from Millier Dickinson Blais, spoke about the importance of a municipal cultural plan, the purpose of which is to identify and promote cultural resources such as artists and artisans, festivals and events. Springwater Township is rich in cultural places and spaces, cultural occupations (architect, librarian, gallery owners, etc.) and natural heritage such as scenic vistas, trails and wetlands. These resources have been identified through a cultural “map” of the community. Since January of 2012, stakeholders from the community including local business leaders, artists and members of cultural organizations, have been meeting to create the plan and to ensure that the plan would reflect the needs and wants of the community. Key findings from the report identified there was a need to better understand the economic importance of cultural resources. There is an opportunity to leverage existing events, drive attendance, and support community engagement in the many festivals and spaces that currently exist in Springwater Township. The plan was launched at the opening reception for the first annual Springwater “Autumn Equinox” Studio Tour. The tour, a first of its kind in Springwater, invited visitors into the studios of local artists.

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Ontario Early Years Preschooler Program A joint partnership with EPL and the Ontario Early Years brings a wonderful opportunity for preschoolers to learn, socialize and most of all, have fun at the Library! Angus Branch - held on Mondays & Tuesdays, 10 - 11 Georgian Bay Realty Ltd. Brokerage in Midland recenta.m. Thornton Branch - October 2, 9, November 6, 13 & De- ly held its annual yard sale with proceeds to support the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre (SMRCC) at cember 4, 11; Times - 10 - 11 a.m. Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre. This year’s event No registration required - FREE! If you would like more information, please contact us at raised $3,000 which will help support patient care at the SMRCC.   Karen Caldwell (right), Sales Representative, 705-424-6531 (Angus) or 705-458-2549 (Thornton). Please note: children under age of 6 must be accompanied Re/Max Georgian Bay Realty Ltd., presented a cheque for by parent/caregiver while in the Library and attending pro- this year’s proceeds to Jamie Campbell of the RVH Foundation. gramming events. *-- Woman, 102, dotes on 82-year-old car --*CANTON, Ohio - A 102-year-old woman who brought her 1930 Packard 740 Roadster to an Ohio car show said she still changes her own oil and spark plugs. Margaret Dunning of Plymouth, Mich., said at the 18th annual Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles at Glenmoor Country Club in Canton the car was in rough shape when she bought it in 1949 but it has since been restored with four upholstery jobs and 22 coats of hand-rubbed lacquer, the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal reported Monday. Dunning said she still often finds herself crawling under the car, which was the first vehicle to ever receive a 100-point score by the Classic Car Club of America, with a funnel and an oil pan. "I love the old cars," she said. "I love the smell of gasoline. It runs in my veins." "The lines of a Packard car are very artistic as far as I'm concerned. My family drove Packards, and I was very proud of the fact. I guess I got indoctrinated," she said. Dunning, who has been driving since she was 8 years old and was about 20 when her Packard rolled off the assembly line, said motoring in her everyday car, a 2003 Cadillac, sometimes gets her in trouble for speeding. "I have lead in my feet," she quipped. "It disturbs the policemen very badly, but it doesn't bother me at all."

Minesing Moments w/Lorrie Norwood / 728-9784 Autumn is officially here and I love it! The cool nights are great for sleeping and the trees are all turning beautiful colours. The kids are all back to school and into the groove of things.  More running around for parents to dance classes, hockey, skating, music, and so many other organized activites, but those are the things that keep our kids active and busy.  It's time to renew those friendships with team mates, class mates, teachers and coaches.  As parents, we re-connect with other parents who are racing around the very same way we are, and it makes that rat race seem a little more normal.  Did that sound convincing enough? It's interesting for me to think back about how my parents did it with four kids...all heading in different directions.  I still haven't figured it out but I sure was lucky to have that opportunity. News from the Minesing United Church.  Mark Saturday November 10th on your calendar!  We will be having a craft and bake sale as well as a luncheon in the CE wing of the church.  The time is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Come and get some Christmas gifts and baked goods. We are looking for someone who would be interested in taking over the sign in Minesing.  If you are interested, please contact Lorrie at 705-728-9784 or by email at  Until next time, enjoy your day and keep smiling.

Are you wondering why that one yard in your neighbourhood looks so pristine? That one lawn that is perfectly manicured has crisp round edges and great gardens. How can I accomplish that you ask? Well, time to let you in on the secrets. Not only did your neighbour with the lawn that you envy so much spend time mowing, they also dethatched, aerated it, and used a rotor tiller to turn up the inevitable dead patches and re-seed. They also carefully re-edged along sidewalks before winter set in. Sounds like an expensive proposition? It would have been had they hired a lawn service or bought all the tools they needed, but they did the entire project themselves with RENTED TOOLS. Visit the Elmvale Rental Supply with the problem of a sparse or brown lawn and they’ll discuss your problem and recommend possible solutions. Very likely you have excessive THATCH which is a thick layer of dead grass and leaves which is starving your lawn of much needed water and nutrients. The solution is to rent a de-thatcher, also called a power rake, which will remove the tangle of grass clippings, leaves and stems that collected in your lawn. Next, you should rent a core aerator, which is a gas powered machine that actually removes plugs of dirt and roots. The holes allow nutrients, air and moisture to penetrate your lawn’s root system. For large patches that cannot be re-habilitated with these steps, you will need to rent a rotor tiller, turn up the ground and re-seed. For those crisp edges along sidewalks and driveways, an edger is the ticket for the professional lawn care look. Stop in and see the friendly staff at the Elmvale Rental Supply for all the equipment you’ll need. We also offer site visits so call today for an appointment and we’ll come to you. Next year the neighbours will be stopping to admire YOUR lawn! 121 Yonge St. South (Cty Rd 27) Elmvale

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"Keith ingthat disconnected from the internet and moderate-income households. waiting for a newpublic power cord to be discourage consultation on From the volume of applications > County Council recently approved a five-per-cent inMemories and Brain Injuries shipped to me. crease in down payment assistance under the Home Ownthis issue? Has not the Minister and theMany widespread about sufpeople who concern have brain injuries "I am finally back on line since last ership Program, raising assistance to 10 per cent. of Energy done everything in his Bill 150, it would thatattached the to fer some type of appear memory loss nment Thursday!" This was the beginning The County of Simcoe’s Home Ownership Program proThisadding can be a painful powerinto his toversion of theI also bill added, committee should be quite process both for the vides renter households with the opportunity to purchase sentence mysell e-mails all my friends. "I past memories. brain injured person and the people to the public going to the a few more sessions for people inwho care for the brain an affordable home by providing 10 per cent down paywonder what people even ever didbybefore the internet?" person. of the I received were: portrait Glad to have you injured ment assistance in the form of a forgivable loan. extent of replies plastering his own Southern Ontario who still wish to racy is Some There seems to be a detachment from the past, that so back! Welcome back from the Stone Age! But the one that “Home ownership is a dream for many low-to-moderateover Toronto bus shelters? Has he participate. ent to stayed with me was when my friend, Peggy, sent me the many people with brain injuries experience and some- income households in Simcoe County, but the reality of mentioned I have to sayitthat shalla have to decline times can Imake difference on how recovery progresses. friend following reply:his plans to jeopardize the saving enough money for a down payment is often out of Braintoinjured lose sowith muchan that losing the connecWorld Biosphere travelpeople 14 hours walk, cook, siteNiagara at a table Escarpment to eat, visit family,your meet offer called "Read, their grasp,” said Warden Cal Patterson. “The County’s tionstay withto thespeak past can be just one more obstacle to overothers for coffee, ponder life, write letters, speak in full with infrastructure projects? overnight for 10 minutes Home Ownership Program can be the key that turns the nist. 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I dayaway cards, keep a journal for your from family to find in the at- this challenges entering the Canadian housing market in light another level recovery that didn’t seem posand overconservation government totoconsult withof citizens after you die and rejoice the wonderful gift you progress aveled ticmunicipalities of the recent Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s sible. left them!" authorities? and to make appropriate arrangements reduction in amortization periods. Home Ownership Pro-called I decided on my personal recovery path that I would conAsHas I pondered those wonderful ideas, I had to agree that I gram funding is now available and must be committed behe told people the true cost his to do so. Such arrangements are quite by the was spending too much time on the internet and not enough nect with people who had originally created the memories fore the end of 2012. Another $450,000 will be available billwith will have electricity ratesthat and inappropriate andandindicate arrogant make a new adult memory. Then with the North time things thaton really matter; things nourish you of my youth in 2014. help of the concept of brain plasticity, maybe I would be the likelihood that more industry will contempt for the public consultation xercise and feed you spiritually. Don't get me wrong, the internet For specific eligibility requirements and applications, visthe province? be a source of inspiration and knowledge, but process. it can finally be able to connect all the memories together. I had it g and canleave given the process some thought and I got to try it out at a become a burden and anhappened addiction. when Funding for the County’s Home Ownership Program is has already I am sending a copythis of past thissummer. letter also given alsoThis family reunion Sometimes, God allows break-downs, like a defective provided by the Investment in Affordable Housing for Onwind turbines were installed in Spain to those who have directed you to hired power cord, to disrupt our lives in order for us to realize During the course of the evening I was able to make tario Program, which provides $480 million in federal and strong adult memories with my extended family and in the electricity pricesare skyrocketed? make decision. views andand to remind us that there more important things in this provincial funds for the creation and repair of affordable process connected my present with my past. My personal has attention, the highest electricity Keith Stelling. lives that need like reading our bible, going he act. ourDenmark housing in Ontario over the next four years. The County of seems to be that when I made a strong personal mema walk and for the that story in thanking Europe.God Has thebeautiful publicworldCopies to: Simcoe has been allocated $12.5 million in funding. cipants forprices ory in the present then the past connection was automatiwebeen live in,informed visit a friend that in the hospital and stay for a while wind turbines GeorgecallySmitherman, Minister of ussion or take the time to play with your established. grandchildren. Underwater Fantasy framed in German and Denmark actually Energy This is another piece of the puzzle on my personal recovlowed. 1 Thessalonians 3:16 - Now may the Lord of peace Himpicture with Paper Quilling path that will allow my recovery to turn another corner. to an increase CO2inemissions Daltonery McGuinty, Premier g civil selfledcontinually grant youinpeace every circumstance. At our October 1 meeting we will be learnThis was a big piece of my recovery, so it is my hope that and consumption for David Orazietti MPP Lordcoal be with yougas all! (NASB) o with Theand people will try this concept and maybe on their personal re- ing how to do paper quilling. The project is to create the Prayer: Father in heaven, sometimes allow things electricity production? Of you course JimtoBrownell MPP it won’t take 15 years. ecided Underwater Fantasy seen above. Paper quilling is a methcovery journey happen in our lives to show us what needs to be changed not. His failure to accept input from Robert To Bailey MPPInjured Person: Try to make strong adult od of coiling tiny the Brain d they within us. Help us to take time to read, to walk, to cook paper strips to form memoriesMPP with the people of your youth, it could make a well informed citizens suggests Linda Jeffrey rd? He forvery our families, to sit at the table and give thanks for all shapes that emulate difference on your personal recovery path. either thattohe knows thechildren truth or and is Kuldip Kular MPP that we have, play with our grandchildren, metal filligree for To the People who Care for the Brain Injured Person: Alvisit someone in the hospital or write a letter. you deceptive when he insists thatThankRosario Marchese MPP person to make strong adult memowers to to being decorating objects low the brain injured for being withwill us and us 1%, that You Bill care.Mauro MPP electricity costs riseshowing by only or even for jewelry. ries and perhaps connect with the past. With the help of Most Father, Amen. It has been around brain plasticity you might be surprised at the results. or that he is naïve and uninformed Carol Mitchell MPP strated Rosemary Hagedorn, Penetanguishene, rosyhagedorn@ since the RenaisJean Oostrom lives in Springwater Township has lived with and all the more in need of the Joyce Savoline MPP en the sance era. a brain injury since 1997 and has created a website www. have been asked for Bill Murdock MPP op was consultations For more details newbrainliving where people with brain injuries and their Newthat Online Tool For electorate. Andre Marin Ombudsman of nity to by Ontario’s and what to bring caregivers can find answers. Aboriginal Communities Your offer of a spot at the hearings Ontario with you, check Twitter: @newbrainliving Facebook: New Brain Living nment Web-based Waterpower Funding Continuum Released www.simcoecrafts. Email: in Sault Ste Marie is all the more This letter is also being shared with ry of September 17, 2012 – Peterborough – The Ontario Waca at ‘Meetings, Association (OWA) is pleased to announce surprising because I was one of the thethemedia. eaning terpower Coming’. There is a fee of $10 for guests which includes County introduces new energy

release of the “Aboriginal Funding Continuum”, a webbased resource tool designed to assist Aboriginal Communities in accessing the various support programs associat- Midhurst/September 24 – The County of Simcoe is introwaterpower project development. This Continuum ducing a new energy management project to reduce energy en haveeda with maximum noise is another product of the “Waterpower Working Group” consumption at its Administration Centre in Midhurst and (WPWG), an industry, government, and aboriginal initia- other County facilities in our area. s 35dBA or background tive focused on capacity building. The Province of Ontario established the Green Energy Act “I believe the Continuum will not only help Aboriginal to expand renewable energy generation, encourage energy communities understand g its secondary noise limit the funding opportunities that ex- conservation, improve air quality, and phase out coal-fired ist, but will also assist proponents in developing a business energy generation. ttime inplan lowfor background their project”, said Janelle Bates, OWA’s WPWG “The County of Simcoe is committed to being a leader in Association recommends Project Coordinator. “This is yet another tool in the tool environmental stewardship and preserving our communihey stateboxthat setbacks areWPWG to help enable Aboriginal ties for generations to come,” said Warden Cal Patterson. developed by the in the waterpower.” in someparticipation cases “separation “A reduction in energy consumption in our facilities will The Continuum can be found on the Waterpower Worknot only help to preserve and protect our environment, but ers may achieve acceptable ing Group’s website at will result in long-term monetary savings as well.” “Addressing Concerns with um/. Additionally, links to the tool are available on sever- The County’s Sustainable Operations Co-ordinator, in conanuary 2009). al government, industry and Aboriginal organization web- junction with Honeywell and 360 Energy Inc., will manage sites.presently The Continuum vironment doeswill be maintained by the OWA and the energy management initiative and work towards makperiodic updates to programs and criteria will be made. ing County operations more environmentally friendly and . It has established only “This product has been almost a year in development sustainable. The collaborative effort will oversee energyw wind turbines, depending and is based on advice and input from Aboriginal organi- efficient retrofits, track electricity, natural gas, and water from 40 to asindustry high as zations, and51 Provincial and Federal government consumption in all County municipal facilities, and proproperty lines but agencies”, saidoutside Anna Chief, OWA Researcher and lead de- pose new policies and procedures to reduce energy costs, veloper of the Continuum. “It will not only be useful for greenhouse gas emissions, and enerAboriginal ario are not nearlyCommunities, the best but will also help in identifying gy consumption. potential funding and other support gaps for waterpower The provincial Green Energy Act, projects.” under Regulation 391/11, requires rio aspires toinbe a world Made Ontario waterpower is the most cost-effective, public agencies to: and durable uld also reliable lead the world source in of electricity. More than 5,000 • Report annually on energy use MW of untapped economic armful side effects of this waterpower potential has been and greenhouse gas emissions identified in Ontario and many active developments are starting July 1, 2013, and post g world-class standards for Phone 705-722-0090 Cell 705-791-3337 being pursued by or in partnership with First Nations. For the information online. le, Ontario determine moremust information, contact Paul Norris, OWA President at • Develop a five-year Energy scale 705-743-1500.

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only reminder is Cundles Road, About a mile up a long hill from Kempenfeldt Bay, was where the village of Cundles started, and the village extended to Cundles Road. This road was known as Mill Road. (today it is Bayfield Street). About half way between the top of the hill, and what is toCundles Once upon a time, the southern boundary of Springwater day, Cundles Road, was a farm laneway. The land for this Township, the former Vespra part, was Kempenfeldt Bay. farm was given by the Crown to Alexander Walker in 1833. Vespra was bordered by Oro, Innisfil, Sunnidale and There were several owners, until Joseph Goodfellow, of Innisfil, bought the land in 1885 for $3,500. Mr GoodfelFlos. low had a house built, and the barns renovated. In 1906, John Wesley Ferris bought the property, which remained in the family CUNDLES until 1965. 1. Ce.etery 2 nunn's Hotel 2. In 1868, Thomas Cundle bought 100 First Golf And 3. Club Country acres on the west side of Mill Road, and ~ 4. 5.S. ~o.l Cundles School PAW( ~ 200 acres on the east side of Mill Road. S. P~tterson's Lockers DVN"n 6. Present Golf And HIL.L Club Country Mr. Cundle had a large house built on the property, using local timber and bricks. The house had a central hall, 14 rooms, six fireplaces and six chimneys. A veranda ran around three sides of the house. In 1885, Mr. Cundle donated land for a school. S.S. #1, Vespra, commonly known as Cundles School, was a typical brick clad one room school. In 1904, a post office was established and located in the school. The post office was later relo'OCLL FARM' cated to the home of Charles Nash, a few doors away from the school. The village never had a church or a hotel. Further north, up Mill Road, at the top of another steep hill, Paddy Dunn built a hotel. The hill was hard on the horses. Often two teams were used, one pulled the load up the hill, while the other team rested, and then the rested team would be taken back down the hill to haul the next load. A Pleasant Village The travellers would stay at Paddy’s hotel Five miles a day was considered a decent travel distance, before continuing on into town. This hill is known as Padso every five miles or so, a small community sprang up. dy Dunn’s Hill. Eventually these villages had a school, a church, a post of- There was a small creek at the bottom of the Paddy Dunn’s Hill. One day a load of whisky was turned over, the prefice, and most often a hotel or inn. Some of these villages still exist, some are ghost towns, cious liquid running into the creek. The creek then was and others have just melted away or have been swallowed named....Whisky Creek. Cundles ceased to exist on January 1st, 1959, when the vilup by another town. Cundles is one of those villages that have vanished. The lage was annexed by the city of Barrie.


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year of the competition opens today, offering Canadians $1,000,000 to lead, empower and support community initiatives across the country. Cyclists can now connect on a safe and hard surface from   “I wanted to make a difWaubaushene to Coldwater, visit the great shops and tea ference in my community rooms in Coldwater, and/or continue their off-road trip to for all children with disabilOrillia along the Uhthoff Trail. ities, so how could I pass on A map of the new Trans Canada Trail section in Severn the opportunity to enter the Township is not available as yet, but maps of the Aviva Community Tay Shore Trail and the Uhthoff Trail can be found Fund?” said Kelon ly Meissner, idea lineartrails.htm. Enjoy. generator behind 2011 Aviva ComNeed someone to talk to re you repared to andle munity Fund Winabout mental health or addiction? ner Kate’s Kause. Call the CAMH Telephone Support line at a ower utage After winning Fully Automatic Power Back-up $60,000 Kate’s Monday to Friday, 3:00 to 9:00 pm Kause was able Confidential telephone support provided by volunteers




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SPRINGWATER September 17 – Enbridge Gas Distribution is teaming up with the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council to help Springwater Fire & Emergency Services purchase firefighting training education programs. “Firefighting is a dangerous and unpredictable profession,” said Ted Wieclawek, Ontario Fire Marshal and Chair of the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council. “Regular training is an important part of being prepared for any hazardous situation. Enbridge’s Project Assist improves access to training materials for municipal fire departments and positively contributes to overall firefighter health and safety.” “We feel very privileged to have been selected as a recipient of the grant, and we know that the overall winners will be the residents of Springwater Township,” said Springwater Township Fire Chief Tony Van Dam. “We would like to thank Enbridge Gas Distribution and the Fire Safety Council for helping Springwater Fire and Emergency Services become better prepared to deal with emergencies within our community.” “Springwater Township Council is very proud of the work

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Jack Norris, Art Mercer, Joan Bourrie, Louise Reynolds. John Dangerfield, John Gilmore   The annual King Place Super Senior's and Super Novice's ( Robert ) Harris. Last game high went to Clare RobinLawn Bowling Tournament was held  on Sept.11th.  This son, Betty Munroe and Joe Rabolt. The Novice division tournament is for bowlers in their upper 70's and novices went to John Dangerfield and John Gilmore just ahead of under 4years experience. Becci Weissflog and Jim Sinclair. Last Game high went to Winning the Senior division was the team of Jack Nor- Bob Maurice and Rochelle Dangerfield. Drawmaster on ris, Arthur Mercer, Louise Reynolds and Joan Bourrie edg- this day was Peggy Dundas who presented the winners gift ing the team of Marven Hebner, Glady's Lawson and Bob baskets from King Place in Ann Campbell's absence.

Springwater resident Jim Sales – New Fire Chief for Toronto

September 18– Jim Sales was honoured Monday evening during the Springwater Township council meeting. Jim, a resident of Midhurst, was selected as the new fire chief for Toronto Fire Services in early July. Mayor Linda Collins feels that recognizing the achievements of the many outstanding residents in our Township is one of the best parts of being on Council. “Being chosen as the new fire chief for the GTA is a terrific career accomplishment. We’re thrilled that Jim and his wife Roberta have made Springwater Township their home,” said Mayor Collins. Most recently, Jim was the General Manager of Community Operations in Barrie. He was the commissioner of community and fire services in Markham and the Markham Fire Chief between 2000 and 2001. Prior to that, Jim was the City of Edmonton’s fire chief from 1998 to 2000.

done by our Fire & Emergency Services staff,” said Mayor Linda Collins. “We know that the funding from Enbridge’s Project Assist will allow them to take part in further training to ensure that they are always ready to respond when needed.” “At Enbridge, safety is our priority and as part of our Safe Community program, we are proud to help bring Project Assist to Springwater Fire & Emergency Services,” said Robert Murphy, Operations Field Manager, Enbridge Gas Distribution. “The safety of the community is a priority we share with local fire departments and we commend their dedication to safety and are proud to offer Project Assist to help enhance their training efforts.” Project Assist is a new Enbridge Gas Distribution program designed to supplement existing training for Ontario fire departments with volunteer firefighters. This year’s $100,000 donation will be shared by 20 Ontario fire departments with volunteer firefighters, including Springwater Fire & Emergency Services. Funds will be used to purchase educational materials to enhance in life-saving firefighting techniques. About the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council The Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council (Council) is a registered charity established in 1993 with a mission to help create “a world where no one is hurt by fire.” The Council, Chaired by the Ontario Fire Marshal and supported by the Office of the Fire Marshal, operates at arm’s length from the government and promotes fire prevention and public education through sponsorships and partnerships with various groups and individuals with an interest in public safety. About Springwater Fire & Emergency Services

The Fire Chief leads the Springwater Fire Department made up of 90 Volunteer Firefighters operating out of four Fire Stations. The Fire Chief also issues Fire Permits, conducts inspections to ensure compliance with the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, provides Fire Safety Training and oversees the Emergency Plan. The Township of Springwater Fire and Emergency Services mission is to prevent and/or reduce the incidents of fire within the Township, by increasing the awareness levels of our residents through an active public education program. The Springwater Fire and Emergency Services must ensure compliance with the Ontario Fire Code and Municipal Bylaws. About Enbridge Enbridge Gas Distribution traces its roots to 1848 when the Company’s motto was “for the good of the community.” That tradition has survived more than 160 years and today Enbridge remains committed to the communities it serves including Springwater Township. Enbridge delivers more than the energy people count on; it delivers on its promise to help make communities better places to live. Enbridge Gas Distribution is Canada’s largest natural gas distribution company. It is owned by Enbridge Inc., a Canadian-based leader in energy transportation and distribution and one of the 2012 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations. Enbridge Inc. has been selected as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2012 and is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Enbridge Gas Distribution and its affiliates distribute natural gas to more than 1.9 million customers in Ontario, Quebec, New York State and New Brunswick. For more information visit www.enbridgegas. com.

Mayor Linda Collins and members of Council present Midhurst resident Jim Sales with a Certificate of Congratulations.

Ontario Putting Students and Families First

Putting Students First Act protects the gains made in education while ensuring that the next two school years will be free from labour disruptions. The Putting Students First Act - based on the memorandum of understanding between the government and the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) gives school boards, teachers and support staff until Dec. 31 to engage in local collective bargaining and accept agreements consistent with the government's fiscal and policy priorities. These priorities include maintaining investments in full-day kindergarten, keeping class sizes small and protecting funds earmarked for the classroom. Over the next two years, the Putting Students First Act will save taxpayers $2 billion. Eliminating Ontario's deficit is the single most important step toward growing the economy, protecting and creating jobs, and preserving gains made in education. The McGuinty government is committed to working with all of its partners in education to eliminate the deficit while continuing to protect the classroom experience.

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Camera club gives advice

The Midland and District Camera Club got off to strong start with their new season early in September. Approximately 50 people attended to sign up for membership, hear what the executive have planned for the coming season and to listen to Conrad Stenton talk about travel photography. Stenton is an optical engineer by trade and continues as a consultant. He may be more recognized in the Midland community from helping his wife Patricia teach ballroom dancing. His talk at the camera club was aimed at those of us with more traditional point-andshoot cameras. “Learn the features available on your camera” Stenton insisted. Although some fantastic images can be captured with a fully automatic setting, he encouraged members to experiment with special settings. His talk did not get complicated or too technical, which was encouraging for those just trying to learn how to use their camera for vacations or family shots. At the upcoming Thursday, November 4th meeting, two club members will offer their advice on a couple of topics. Marie Richardson will speak to the theme of “Not your typical composition”. She will talk about rules and when you may wish to break away from them to get the most out of a scene. Leaning toward the more practical, club president Terry McPherson will give some tips on organizing photographs in your computer so you can find them when you want to, and keep them safe from accidental loss. He will discuss some standard ideas as well as explain his own preferences. Those of us who take hundreds of photographs on an outing can no doubt use a little advice in this area. The Midland District Camera Club meets on the first Thursday of each month at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Complex at 7 p.m. Their website is Of course, new members are always welcome, and you are invited to come out and see what goes on before you sign-up officially.

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Ila Kellermann 2011 Suzuki sx4 2011 Ford 2009 pontiac 2011 chevrolet is an expres- hatchback jx awd E-250 Cargo vibe awd impala 4 Cylinder, automatic with autostick, All Wheel 4 Cylinder, automatic, All Wheel Drive, V6, automatic, power windows, sionist painter V8, automatic, tilt steering, Drive, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, power locks, power mirrors, power who uses a dra- tilt steering, cruise control, air conditioning, touch air conditioning, tinted glass, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, driver seat, tilt steering, cruise power moonroof, tilt steering, cruise control, fold away trailer tow mirrors, matic, vivid pal- screen radio with Navigation + backup camera, control, air conditioning, CD , On air conditioning, CD player with steering traction control, easy clean CD player with steering wheel audio controls, Star hands free communication, ette and the laywheel audio controls, On Star hands free folding rear seat, remote keyless entry, alloy wheels, bucket seats with center console, vinyl floor, balance of factory ering and tex- tinted glass, balance of factory warranty, pre-owned communication, remote keyless entry, fog remote keyless entry, pre-owned turing of paint daily rental - Fuel Efficiency + All Wheel Drive + warranty, pre-owned daily rental lamps, chrome wheels, roof racks, tinted glass daily rental, balance of factory - Great Work Van! Stk#U17082 - LOADED All Wheel Drive! Stk#U16767 Loaded With Options! Stk#U16815 warranty - Loaded Sedan! Stk#U17093 paired with a monthly @ 6.9% monthly @ 6.85% monthly @ 6.9% monthly @ 7.9% $ $ $ $ sense of impulapr 48 mo. apr 48 mo. apr 36 mo. apr 48 mo. lease + HST lease + HST lease + HST lease + HST siveness to re2012 suzuki 2010 chevrolet 2008 chevrolet flect the joy of 2011 suzuki Grand kizashi s awd colorado LT hhr lt vitara jx 4X4 life and those 4 Cylinder, automatic, power windows, Cylinder, automatic, 4x4, power windows, 4 Cylinder, automatic with autostick, All Wheel Drive, power 4 Cylinder, automatic, everyday mo- 4power power locks, power mirrors, power driver locks, power mirrors, tilt steering, windows, power locks, power driver seat, heated cloth seats, ments that are cruise control, automatic climate control, tilt + telescopic steering, cruise control, dual zone automatic extended cab, tilt steering, seat, power moonroof, tilt steering, cruise air conditioning, AM/FM control, air conditioning, CD player with both narrative CD player with steering wheel audio climate control, CD player with steering wheel audio controls, radio, traction control, fog steering wheel audio controls, On Star and celebratory. controls, SmartPass remote keyless entry, Bluetooth hands free phone, SmartPass remote keyless entry hands free communication, remote keyless lamps, tinted glass, with Push Button Start, fog lamps, alloy wheels, tinted glass, alloy wheels, tinted glass, pre-owned daily entry, remote start, fog lamps, alloy wheels, Ila producsoft tonneau cover balance of factory warranty, pre-owned daily rental - Very rental, balance of factory warranty glass - 4 Cylinder Fuel Economy + es her magical Fuel Efficient 4 Wheel Drive! Stk#U17097 Sharp Car! Fuel Efficient All Wheel Drive! Stk#U16818 Great Work Truck! Stk#U16768 tintedLoaded With Options! Stk#U17062 monthly @ 6.9% monthly @ 6.9% monthly @ 6.9% monthly @ 6.9% work at Hawk$ $ $ $ apr 48 mo. apr 48 mo. apr 48 mo. apr 24 mo. $1000 down water Farm and lease + HST lease + HST lease + HST lease + HST Studio. lease payments based on $2000. down or trade equivalent - see dealer for complete details This is a portrait of artist Ila Kellermann, taken by Mike Guilbault (MG Photography, Elmvale) in her studio just outside of Elmvale, Ontario. This photo is the in7 side cover of the September 2012 issue of Reader's Digest "More 0 of Our Canada" magazine. You can read the Showcase article Ila 5 wrote on page 16 titled "Merging Life & Art". There's a couple 425 Dunlop St. W. Barrie more of Mike’s photos there too! I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they Ila’s studio was one of the high lighed stops on the recent Auwere great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the agtumn Equinox Studio Tour. gregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. -Helen Adams Keller, lecturer and author (1880-1968)










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Canadian Firearms Safety Course &

Hunter Education plus the Canadian Restricted Firearms Course available Instructor/Examiner Ernest Reid • 705-529-1212

Dutton Sand & Gravel Haulage Screened Topsoil Elmvale, Wyevale, Midland, & Area Call Paul at (705) 623 2899 If no answer, call 705 322 2899 and leave a message.

Community Events

can be faxed - (705) 322-8393, called to - 322-2249

or e-mailed to -

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., 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 Wacky Wed: 12-1:00 Lunch, $6 at Barrie Legion. 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 Thurs: 9 am Coffee Club- 10-3 p.m. Tiny Stitchers The Place Perkinsfield, 526-5074 First Thurs 7 pm Midland District Camera Club meets the first Thurs. of the month Sept - June at the North Simcoe Sports and Rec Centre.

Robert MacDonald

Painting & Paper Hanging (705) 322-1160

Leon Tilt & Load

We pick up scrap cars, trucks and metals. Call 705-527-9534

Heaslip & Son Renovation & Handyman Services 705-361-9945 R&C Woods Roofing Inc.

3rd Thurs: 9:30-11 am Coffee Party, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Asphalt & Rubber Church, Hillsdale starting Sept. 20 till May 16, 2013. Over 30 years experience 3rd Thurs: 10 am - noon - The raging grannies meet at Woods 705-527-5442 Park retirement facility 110 Lillian Cres. in Barrie. 322-1575 . Creek. Starts at 2:30 at the Finlay Mill Rd bridge. Cash prizes to4th Thurs: 1-3 Nottawasaga Bay Stroke Recovery meet at 135, tal $1,600. Purchase tickets at Midhurst Autumnfest Fall Fair. 32nd St. in Wasaga Beach Guests speakers 429-9571 Sept 30: 7 pm at the Bayfield House, 5 Beck Blvd Penetang 4th Thurs: 1:30 pm Diabetes support group meets at the Health The Alzheimer Society of Greater Simcoe County’s support and Wellness Center at Penetang General Hospital 549groups connect family and friends caring for 0881 a person with Alzheimer’s disease or related 4th Thurs. 3-5 pm Parkinson’s support group dementias, to education and coping strategies meetings at the Superstore Midland 526-9170. in a safe place, while sharing challenges and Thurs. 7 - 10 pm Good Vibes Coffeehouse at Mount successes.  (705) 722-l066 St. Louis Road and 4th of Oro-Medonte - Open Stage Sept 29: 8pm Barrie Ballroom Dance Club Thurs. 7 pm Bid Euchre at the Georgian Shores "Dance" at the Barrie ANAF Hall 7 George Swinging Seniors Centre, 526-5074 St. 705 726 2651 Thurs. 7 pm Blue Grass Music at Barrie RCL Sun Sep 30 Brereton Field Naturalists Thurs. 7 pm - Elmvale Com Hall Euchre/Bid Euchre and Alex Mills 705-739-1094 searching Lunch. for late warblers and other migrants on the Fri: 9:30 a.m. Coffee Club - 9:30 Pool, 12:30 p.m. Orillia Rail Trail. Take a leisurely stroll Bridge – Admission $2.50 – Includes Coffee/Tea/ through woods and wetlands along the Cookies Georgian Shores Swinging Seniors “The Rail trail off Woodland Drive. www. Place”, Perkinsfield, 705-526-5074 Fri: 5:30 pm WB Lions Bingo at RecPlex 429-3331 Sun Sept 30 - 10 a.m. - St John’s UnitLast Friday of each month Elmvale Ladies Who do you know ... ed Church, 27 Yonge St. S welcomes you.  Auxiliary of Royal Canadian Legion monthly supper That is celebrating any of these Reflection: “Decisions, Decisions?”.  www. $8.from 5 to 7pm special events? Fri.: 6 pm - Full course meals RCL Barrie $8 * Birth of a child October is Canadian Library Month! Reservations required, 728-4002 * Wedding Oct 1: 1:30 - 7:30 Blood Donor Clinic at 1st Friday of the month “KID ZONE” Elmvale * New to the area Presbyterian Church, 22 Queen St., E.  Children J.K. * Special Anniversary, 25/40/50/60 Midland Mountainview Mall Oct. 2: 1 pm Retired Women Teachers A special KEEPSAKE GIFT is to Grade 8 welcome. Every Friday 6pm Minesing United Church Youth Group available compliments of the fol- of Ontario meet at the Dam Grill in Port lowing community-minded busi- Severn. All retired teacjers are invited. Call Jr. Youth Grade 5-6, Sr. Youth Grade 7-12 705-737-5322 ness and professional people: Marilyn 705 322 6262 Fri. 7 pm – Euchre, Ladies Auxiliary, Branch 262, Tues Oct 2 1.30-3.00pm Diabetes Whitfield Guardian Pharmacy RC Legion, Elmvale (upstairs). Lynn-Stone Funeral Home Information Group Breaking Down Fri.: 9 pm KARAOKE NITE Maple Valley Sports Bar Sat: 3pm Meat Darts Bbq at Legion, Branch 147, Barrie,   The Bodyworks & Collision Centre Barriers in association with the South De Groot Sand & Gravel Ltd. Georgian Bay Community Health Centre Sat. 3 pm Meat Darts. ARMY NAVY/AIR FORCE Springwater News and the Georgian Bay Family Health CLUB, 7 George Street, Barrie 728-8240 Ian Vasey Certified Accountant Team host a monthly support group Sat: 4:30 Steak Darts Elmvale Legion. Welcome! Springwater Garden Centre Sun: 9:45 am Knox Flos Presbyterian Church Services Please call Moira King 322-3184 featuring: Information, Guest Speakers, Product Testing, Conversation at The Sun. 10 am  St. John’s United Church, Elmvale, 27 Real Canadian Superstore Community Yonge St. S., invites you to join us for worship.  www. Room 705-445-1543 ext.306 peersupport@ First Sunday of month - Family Breakfast Barrie Oct 2 – 7 p.m Successfully Speaking Event Royal Canadian Legion 410 St. Vincent St. - 11 Featuring Keynote Speaker Kate Davis. Five 12:30 pm 728-1412 Moving into the  time Canadian Comedy Award Nominee. As Sun. 2-6 All day “Caesar Sunday” at the Barrie Community or seen on The Comedy Network, Breakfast Royal Canadian Legion Br. 147 (728-4002) and fun having a Baby? Television, CTV, CBC Radio at Countrylife with Doc’s Karaoke  We have gifts and Resort, 91 Theme Park Drive. Dessert & CofSun: 10:30 (July/Aug) Church in the Pines.- Bring information for you! fee. Cash Bar, Prizes & Giveaways. Presentchais or blankets Please call Candi Fox ed by the Wasaga Beach Women’s Business And the Daily Events (Elmvale & area) Association.705-429-8559 or www.wbwba. Wed Sept 19 to Nov 28 5:45 to 6:45 pm: (no class 705 515 2252 or Oct 3) Midhurst Community Centre. ‘Nia’ - An Katherine (Midhurst) com Wed  Oct. 3rd 1.30- 3.30 The Huronia Viexhilarating Mind/Body/Spirit low-impact workout 705 796 5323 sually Impaired group meeting at Bayfield for all fitness levels.Debra 705-727-8415 House in Penetang. All welcome.549-7611 Sept 27: 11:45 - 2 pm AGM for Martyr’s Shrine Oct 3: 6:30 - 7:15 Huronia Ballroom Dance Club lessons for 10 705 527 55554 Thurs Sept 27 1pm “Do you love to quilt? The Simcoe Coun- weeks at Wyebridge CC 705 835 1519 Oct 6: 9-12 Blood Donor Clinic at Midland Mountainview ty Quilter’s Guild next meeting ANAF Hall (George Street) Barrie.  An exciting speaker, outreach quilts,  show and share, Mall Oct 6: 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. Turkey Supper at and happy quilters.” Thurs, Sept.27:1.30-3pm Canadian Diabetes Association is Wyevale United Church Tickets at Wyevale Jug City of hosting a support group meeting at Bayfield House in Penetang 705 322 2845. On Pharmacist  is guest speaker. All welcome. Thanksgiving Weekend, Oct 6-7, 10am-4pm The 3rd annual Sept 27 7-8:30 pm Irlen Syndrome Meeting Zehrs’ Community Bay Studio Tour The Township of Tiny and The Town of Room Bayfield St Barrie ON Fran Stenclik 705 719 – 0549 Penetanguishene Deb Grise 549-4252. Sept 27-30 at the McLaren Art Centre. A festival of art & culture Sat Oct 6/7: 9 am to 5 pm - The  7th Annual Thanksgiving Open house from 12:30 to 2 on the 27th Weekend Craft Show and Bake Sale at the Oro Station Community Sept 28 – 7 p.m. – 9 p.m Harvest Moon Youth Dance Wasaga Hall at 31 Ridge Road East at the 7th Line of Oro.  plus a raffle for RecPlex, Grades 5 – 8 only. $5 in advance 705-429-2247 a gift basket.  Proceeds to the Oro Station Community Hall.  705Sept. 29: 9:30 to 4:30 Thanksgiving Showcasae of Homes to 487-3109  5 spectacular homes with a luncheon at Ste. Marie Among teh Sun Oct 7 - 10 a.m. - World Wide Communion/Thanksgiving Hurons. Proceeds to Big Brothers/Sister of Midland 526.5051 Sunday at St John’s United Church, 27 Yonge St. S., Elmvale.  Sat, Sept 29 5:00 – 7:00 Roast Beef Dinner Hosted By:  Christ A warm welcome to all.  Reflection:  “Holding Hands With One Church-St. Jude’s at the Ivy Orange Hall 20th sideroad and the 9th Another” line Ivy 705 424 0853 Tues Oct. 9th 10:00 AM “Vocal Maturity” Barbershop singers Sept 29 6 - 8 p.m. Full Moon Celebration Take a paddle with are holding an Introductory Get Together. Join us at Inniswood a Wye Marsh Naturalist who will take you through the Marsh at a Baptist Church 469 Yonge Street at for a unique music experitime when it comes alive. Uncover the many species that are oth- ence. erwise elusive during the day. 526-7809 Oct 10: 1:30 to 7:30 Blood Donor Clinic at Collingwood Sept 29 and 30 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Composition for the Figure Legion Painter (instructor Brian Smith) - Quest Art also offers various Oct 13: 9-12 Blood Donor Clinic at Wasasga Rec-plex 1-888 2 fall workshops in our Young Artists Program including Saturday donate Adventures in Art starting Sept. 15 until Dec. 15 (no session on Sat Oct 13, “Harvest Bazaar” 10:00 am - 3:00 pm baked goods Oct. 6, 24 and Dec. 1). It will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and for and hand knitted items and treasure table. If you would like to ages 6 to 10 years old at the Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King have lunch the cost is $7.00 which also includes a door prize Street. 705-526-2787 ticket.GEORGIAN SHORES SWINGING SENIORS   “THE Sat. Sept. 29 Autumnfest Fall Fair in Midhurst at Lion’s Park PLACE”300 Balm Beach Road West, Tiny, ON, 705 526 5074 (Doran & Vernar) – Begins at 9:45 with a “fun run” for children Oct 14: 7 pm Spyro Gyra (1 km) and adults (5 km). At 11:00 a parade & display of classic Sun Oct 14, 8:00 am from the Little Lake Parking Lot The & antique cars. From 11:10 – Brereton Field Naturalists. Let’s see what mid-autumn has to 2:00 pm many activities which offer in flora and fauna along a favourite section of the North include: magician, jumping Free French advice regarding social assistance, castle, fish pond, men’s “Best housing, EI and CPP issues. legs” contest, police K-9 demo & more. Conseils juridiques gratuits en logement, aide MidhurstAutumnfest sociale, assurance-emploi et pension (RPC). Sat. Sept. 29 - 23rd Springwater Call the French Legal Advice Line / Vespra Lion’s Club 23rd AnAppelez la Ligne d’avis juridique nual White Water Willy Duck 1-87 POUR AVIS (1-877-687-2847) Race down the mighty Willow

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Announcements / Coming Events


Pine Rock Mechanical Services Third Annual Contest for a Free Gas or Propane Furnace if you have the oldest residential furnace in Springwater / Tiny Township $5000.00 value COMPLETELY INSTALLED! Donate $20.00 in cash or food for the Elmvale Food Bank to enter. Contest open from September 1 to October 5, 2012 Call for Details 705 322-4250

Community Shower for Kim Birley and Matthew Powers

at Our lady of Lourdes Church Hall


Sunday Sept. 30th at 2:00 pm

Donations can be left at Whitfield’s Pharmacy until Sept. 28th

KATLYN AND GREG PARNELL "COMMUNITY SHOWER" Thursday, October 18th, 2012 at 8:00p.m. St. John's United Church Donations may be left at Whitfield's Pharmacy until October 16th.

Lordy, Lordy, Looks who Forty? It’s LUMPY Happy Birthday from the Family and Friends of Jason Tapscott

St. Patrick’s CWL

Christmas Bazaar & Luncheon Saturday, October 20, 2012

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall Hwy. 27, North of the lights Elmvale, ON Craft tables, baked goods & tea room Everyone Welcome

Child car seat use high, but not always used right

SIMCOE MUSKOKA - It’s been 36 years since Ontario first brought in laws requiring the use of seatbelts and child car seats. In the years since, it’s become second nature for most people to buckle up and make sure their children are in child restraints, but there are many parents unaware that they are using the wrong type of safety restraint for their child. “Motor vehicle collisions remain the leading cause of injury-related deaths among children and youth,” says Mia Brown, a public health nurse with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit. “We often find that parents will move their children to the next stage of child safety restraints too early. Many children are removed from their booster seats before they are ready for the adult seat belt system.” Because seat belts are designed for adults, they can actually do more harm than good for a child who is too small for a seat belt. The health unit works in partnership with fire, police and paramedics to hold car seat safety clinics across Simcoe and Muskoka. A list of clinics is posted on the health unit’s website at or by calling Your Health Connection at 705-721-7520 weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information on the stages of child passenger restraints go to safedrivers-childsafety-car-index-873.htm or call 1-800333-0371.

Low Cost Rabies Clinic

Fax: 705.322.8393 Cell: 705.321.2653

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The Travelling Tutor

Personalized programs and homework help available One-on-one private in-home tutoring for grades 1-8 Ontario Certified Teacher through Nipissing University Available Monday-Thursday evenings 5-9 pm Rates: $30.00/hour Call Ashley Anderson 705-718-1111 to discuss options and availability

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

“Never Alone Bears” $2500 Hand made 15” Teddy Bears by Susan Todd, of Elmvale. Each “Never Alone Bear” comes with a name tag and a special verse. 705 322 6462 Save the Date – A Culture of Moderation SIMCOE MUSKOKA – The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit invites restaurant and bar owners and managers interested in helping to shape a healthier community through alcohol policy to the workshop, “A Culture of Moderation: Reducing Alcohol-Related Harm and Cost in Your Community.” The workshop, which takes place on Monday, October 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. features key note speaker Gerald Thomas, collaborating scientist, Centre for Addictions Research of British Columbia. To register for the workshop ($25 before October 1 / $30 after) or for more information about low-risk drinking and reducing alcohol-related harm, call Your Health Connection. 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, or call Your Health Connection at 705-721-7520. Dental appointments available for Healthy Smiles Ontario SIMCOE MUSKOKA – Appointments are now being booked for the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit’s new mobile dental clinic. The clinic will be parked on scheduled days at locations in Angus, Bradford, Collingwood, Gravenhurst, Huntsville, Midland, Orillia and Wasaga Beach. The Healthy Smiles Ontario program provides dental services for children 17 years and younger who are members of a family with an Adjusted Family Net Income 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.

• Wed., October 3, 2012 • 1-7:00 pm. • $20 per animal. International Plowing Match 2014 Don't miss the next planning meeting for the IPM 2014 on Wednesday, • Cash only. October 10 at 7pm.   Please note, that we will be meeting at a NEW LOAnimals must be leashed or caged. CATION - in the council chambers of the Essa Township Administration Centre, at 5786 County Rd 21 ,between Thornton and Baxter No appointments needed. , just west of County Rd 56.  Volunteers and committee chairs are still needed. We will be making plans to attend the tri-county meeting in MilElmvale Veterinary Hospital, ton on November 17.    For more info call Cal Madill 705 321-1356 or 69 Yonge St. S. Elmvale. Ken O'Brien 705 721-8266

Rabies Vaccination Clinic Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 Cost $20.00/pet including HST - Cash Only

Bellbrae Animal Hospital, 1 Mile S. of Collingwood Hwy 124 • 2 - 7 pm Creemore Veterinary Services, 10 Francis St. E., Creemore • 2 - 7 pm Balsam Veterinary Office, 20 Balsam St. Unit 1 Collingwood • 3 - 7 pm Wasaga Beach Veterinary Clinic, 1531 Mosley St. Wasaga Beach • 2 - 7 pm

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Elmvale Flea & Farmer’s Market Hwy 92, 3kms west of Hwy 27

Always on Sun & Thurs 9-4 Meats, cheeses, produce, clothes, collectibles, plants, books, merchandise, jewelry, etc. Vendors info - call 705 627 7759 or drop into

Country Traditions • 20 Queen St. W for a “ Walk in the Past” 705 322 0123

For rent/sale - apt., houses, and halls

Elmvale: 1 Bedrm. Apt. With Fridge/ Stove, Laundry hook-up, and has a deck. Available Nov. 1'st. $700 + hydro. Call 705-322-2644 Elmvale: 2 Bdrm. Apt., in 12 plex. Available immediately $825/month plus hydro. No smoking/pets. Call: 7 705-322-3008 For Rent – Hillsdale/Matchedash – Unique storefront in restored historical building, high traffic area, Hwy. 93, located between P.O. and dental office. $650 + utilities, available Sept. 1st. Call Linda in Barrie 705-252-2047. Barn storage available Wyevale for cars, boats etc. Call Rob for details 705.322.4449 1200 sq. ft. workshop available for rent at a private location in Wyevale. Great access for large equipment or machines. $800 /month plus heat and hydro. Call 705.322.5149 for details. Elmvale - Spacious and recently renovated onebedroom apartment, with fridge and stove, all utilities included, enclosed entrance from Queen St, ample parking at back. No Pets. Suitable for retired person or senior. $750/month all inclusive. Ph. 705-361 – 2921. Room for rent in a busy salon. Ideal for an esthetician, massage therapist or any service provider looking for work space. Call 705.322.5149. Up to 60 Tables & 500 Chairs for Rent Property of the Elmvale Fall Fair - Rob 790-1772

Office Space for Rent

Professional Building - 1500 sq. feet can be divided. Well appointed. Plenty of parking available.   Call Dave  705-322-0155 Elmvale Community Hall - capacity 220 for great dances, beautiful weddings and other super events. Stage and kitchen facilities. For rental call 728-4784 ext. 2055

Weddings, Anniversary Parties, & Birthdays

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

For Sale/Wanted Free Pick up of electronic waste Including appliances, car batteries, BBQs, lawn mowers, old pots & pans, wires & junk metal. (Anything with a cord) Call 705 717 4456 or  705 518 0110 We do DUMP RUNS as well!

Seasoned Firewood - Cut & Split

You Pick up!

Hardwood - $200 per cord Call 705 526 3945 / 526 7711

Farm Husky Equipment

• 8´ double auger blower $1595, • buzz saw pulley driven $495, • truck or tractor 10´ 4-way snow plow, harness & controls $1995, • farmhand loader fits Deutz 5606 or 7 or other $2195.

Call Doug 705.726.4119

*-- 2,014-pound burger sets world record --*CARLTON, Mich. - A Minnesota casino said it set a Guinness World Record by cooking up a 2,014-pound bacon cheeseburger. The Black Bear Casino Resort near Carlton said the burger concocted Sunday handily defeated the previous record of 881 pounds, 13 ounces and a Guinness adjudicator was on hand to verify the record, the Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune reported Tuesday. "What I saw today was a feat of remarkable teamwork that resulted in a world record burger that actually tastes really good," Guinness adjudicator Philip Robertson said. The burger was topped by 60 pounds of bacon, 50 pounds of lettuce, 50 pounds of sliced onions, 40 pounds of pickles and 40 pounds of cheese. Green Acres star Eddie Albert was also an ardent environmentalist and one of the first people to call for a ban on DDT. In 1969, he sailed to Anacapa Island to study the pelicans there and found that chicks were dying because the pesticide had caused mothers to lay eggs with shells that were too fragile.

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Important 51st Annual Thanksgiving Estate & Collector’s Auction Sunday October 7th, 9:30 a.m.

General Store, Gas/Oil, Advertising, Antique Tools, Toys & Nostalgia Auction Saturday, October 6, 2012 @10am to be held at

The Royal Canadian Legion Hall 27 Wellington Street West, Creemore, Ontario to feature

The Les Black estate collection of antique & vintage general store, farm & garage, gas, oil, automotive & business advertising, store fixtures, National cash register, Enterprise coffee mill, antique tools, industrial furnishings, scientific instruments, manuals, early toys, trucks, trains, pedal cars, salesman’s samples, ephemera, sporting memorabilia, reference books, etc. Terms: Cash, Visa, Mc, Amex, 10%BP John Simpson Auctioneer ICCA 1-800-438-8138 Details:

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@ the Shrine Club, 2265 Fairgrounds Rd., 6 km north of Stayner, off Hwy. #26, Mary Norris & Violet Clarke Estates etc.:

Spectacular antiques, glass, china, jewellery inc fancy diamond rings; Amber; handsome man’s 18k Rolex; over 125 disc’d R. Doultons, Hummels, Lladro, Pendelfin & Bunnykins; 60 pcs of Inuit soapstone carvings & Jade; 40 pcs of Waterford crystal, stunning Moorcroft pcs; Sterling cutlery, etc; Huge set of Spode Tower & Billingsley Rose china, 20 framed lg Trish Romance & Walter Campbell (signed prints) Virgil Broodhagen oils & other fine artwork, charming washstands, dressers & chests; & other fine pcs of furniture; Clocks inc Pequegnat, Ansonia w elephants & Beehive dest clocks etc., lg 4´carved rooster; 4´ bronze lady; 5´ Inuit wall hanging; crock & stoneware collection; carnival; depression; Mason china; Royal Worchester; Oriental ; walking sticks; library; COLLECTIBLES: Eaton’s wooden washing machine; early oars, butter bowl; German violin; milk bottles, cream cans, & sealers; exquisite Persian rugs; stained glass; oil lamps; ladies vintage hats; linens, quilts, LG DOLL COLLECTION, doll house & clothing; plus much more!

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Mark Friday, October 12,2012 on your calendar. If you are a senior, this is YOUR day. Simcoe Jorth M.P.P. Garfield Dunlop wiH be hosting a special Seniors Infomlation Day for all Simcoe onh residents at the :\orth Simcoe Sports & Recreation Centre, 527 Len Se]fBlvd. In Midland. The show starts at 9:30 a.m. and runs to 2:30 p.m. -0 admission fee. Many services that are available to you will have exhibits and material to better inform you should you need their service. Free basic hearing testing will be on site. Many government services will be present to answer your questions and supply literature. Lunch will be served at 11 :45 a.m. for one hour. Entertainment will be provided. Several very distinguished guest speakers wi J] be speaking on topics that pertain to our senior population. This Seniors Information Day is a wellplanned, special day for you so don’t miss it! Oh, yes, if you’re lucky, many valuable door prizes are waiting for your name to be called! Don’t miss it! For more infonl1atiol1, call George Lawrence, Seniors Information Day Committee Chaimlan, at 705-3612456.

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Guelph based agriculture finance company ACC Farmers' Financial announced today that effective October 1, 2012 it will be operating as Agricultural Credit Corporation (ACC). The company noted that it has also modified its logo to reflect the name change but will keep its trademark 'ACC' to maintain the brand recognition that has developed over the past 20 years.  "ACC is excited to report that this past year, it has grown and expanded its products and services. It has been as a result of our customer satisfaction that has allowed ACC to grow and prosper in this highly competitive marketplace across Canada," said Jaye Atkins, CEO, Agricultural Credit Corporation.  "In addition to our added expanded line, you can rest assured that ACC will continue to strive to provide our existing and new producers with the fastest most efficient service, along with the highest quality products available," added Atkins.    For up-to date information on the programs offered by ACC or to download an application, please visit our new web address at 

The Ontario Bean Producersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Marketing Board (OBPMB) has served notice that it is withdrawing from the merger process to form an amalgamated Board with the Ontario Coloured Bean Growersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Association. As noted in a past article of the Ontario Farmer the two BAYFIELD PROPERTY MAINTENANCE edible bean groups in the province were moving along a â&#x20AC;˘ DRIVEWAY SEALING bumpy road toward forming a single organization.  There â&#x20AC;˘ LAWN CUTTING AND SODDING were a number of contentious issues which were not beâ&#x20AC;˘ WINDOW CAULKING & CLEANING  ing resolved to the Boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s satisfaction.  As one grower â&#x20AC;˘ EAVESTROUGH  & YARD CLEAN UPS noted â&#x20AC;&#x153;If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not what you want; why do it?â&#x20AC;? A special adâ&#x20AC;˘ TREE AND BRANCH TRIMMING hoc meeting of the full board of directors  was called to adRoy 705-896-5211/ Paul 705-896-6322 dress a request from the Ontario Farm Products Commission requesting â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;Śa motion reconfirming majority support for the Commission proceeding with a producer vote on the question of creating a new single bean marketing board.â&#x20AC;?In a recorded vote the OBPMB passed a motion that said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;That the Ontario Bean Producersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Marketing Board pulls out of the merger vote.â&#x20AC;? The OBPMB has been entrusted the responsibility to act in the best interest of the growers it represents.  Some of the terms and conditions of merger were viewed as concessions or give ups and not in the long term best interest of growers.  Nor did these align with the original guiding principles and proposals at the steering committee level, hence the Boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s action to withdraw. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A single bean organization, in principle, is still a worthwhile goal; however it must be a good deal for all producers Offer Expires October 31, 2012 and have some net tangible benefits for all parties involved.â&#x20AC;? stated Chairman Grant Jones.

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Springwater News • September 27, 2012 Edition 374 • Tel: 705.322.2249 In Memory of... In Memory of our dear Grandson JEFF COLYN 1985 – 2007 The lilac tree you gave me …. still blooms with love. Loving you always Forgetting you never. Love Grandma & Poppa In Loving Memory Jeff Colyn (September 30) Months have grown day by day, 5 years have passed, since you were called away. A part of our hearts went with you, but your love you left for us to keep. So we are never really parted, the bond between us is too deep. Unseen and unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, and so very dear! “Always With You” Love, Mom, Dad, Jayson In memory of Donald Thompson who passed away October 2, 2008. Our memories build a special bridge When loved ones have to part. To help us feel we’re with them still And soothe a grieving heart. They span the years and warm our lives Preserving ties that bind. Our memories build a special bridge And bring us peace of mind. Love always, Joan, Deb & Corey WATSON, Mac – September 17, 1932-October 6, 2001 In our hearts a memory is kept For a brother we loved and will never forget. Lovingly remembered by Brothers, Sisters & their families

No worries about the drought of 2012 – Everywhere we turn it’s PUMPKINS!!!

Elmvale, ON – The feel of fall is in the air – the leaves are changing colors, the weather is getting cooler, and Pumpkin Mania is on its way again to Rounds Ranch! There has been another plentiful crop this year, despite the dry hot summer, and once again, we have enough pumpkins for each and every one of our visitors to take one home with them for free! Ken and Geri Rounds, owners of the 8 acres of pumpkins at Rounds Ranch are expecting this to be their best Pumpkin Mania to date! With so much to see and do, and activities for ages 1-100, it’s a must see in Central Ontario. Families can enjoy visiting animals both large and small at our petting zoo, working together to make it through the corn maze, and a wagon ride to find the perfect pumpkin to take home. Challenge each other in Pumpkin Bowling, Pumpkin Slam Dunk, Pumpkin Toss, and even Pumpkin Hockey. Feeling peckish? Join in a Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest! Play Ooey Gooey Pumpkin and enjoy the slimy feeling of pumpkin guts running through your fingers. Take a chance at 1st place in our Pumpkin Seed Spitting contest! Not only do you win bragging rights, but also a Pumpkin Buck to redeem for cool prizes at the Pumpkin Hut. Don’t forget to visit our ponies, and take a ride on your favorite one. The barrel train boxcar rides, western playground, zip line, and pedal cart racetrack offer endless fun to make for a full family fun day at Rounds Ranch. And BRAND NEW this year, our Buckaroo Bouncers - a giant trampoline-like pillow for kids of all ages. Pumpkin Mania runs every Saturday, Sunday, and holiday Monday from September 29th to October 28th from 11am-5pm. The cost is $10.95 + HST per person and includes a FREE pumpkin for everyone! We offer “Flashlight Maze Nights” in the evenings for groups of 20 or more. For more information go to or find us on facebook. *-- Kids punished by holding sign at roadside --* FORT WAYNE, Ind. - An Indiana mother said she made her 12-and 14-year-old children hold a sign at an intersection as punishment for being "disrespectful" to their stepfather. Amanda Minch of Fort Wayne said she was originally only going to make the children hold the sign at the intersection of Eastwick Drive and Reed Road for 40 minutes Monday, but she added another 40 minutes when they laughed about the idea, WANE-TV, Fort Wayne, reported Wednesday. "We are disrespectful and nasty to our dad. We don't follow the rules and we only do what we want. We hit him and treat him like crap. We are ungrateful," the sign read. Minch said she picked the sign-holding punishment after previous attempts to alter their behavior failed. "No matter how many conversations we had, it never stopped. So we just decided, you know what, other parents have tried it, so let's try it," Minch said. "Let's embarrass them a little bit and let people know how they behave and how they treat their stepdad." Minch said the punishment previously worked for her 13-year-old child.

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Thank you

Thompson - I would like to thank everyone for celebrating my 75th birthday – for cards, gifts, food and a wonderful day. Special thanks to Judy & Nell for organizing it, much appreciated. Thanks everyone, Joan Thompson Marshall - The family of the late William Ed Marshall wish to express their sincere appreciation to all who attended his memorial service, sent cards, flowers or made donations to the Lung Association in his memory. Special thanks to our team from Pro Resp (especially April & Robert) for the wonderful support that they gave us. Thanks to Dr. Bickle and Dr. Tabbart as well as Matt & Doug from Adams Funeral Home and Rev. Phil Dallimore for the lovely service. Betty Marshall & Family.

Music Instruction

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

Piano Lessons With Grace

Beginner piano lessons for the young and the young at heart.   Times available Mondays and Thursdays in my home in Wyevale. Contact Grace Dietrich: 705-322-1668

Child Care Offered / Wanted Hello Parents: We are a mother/daughter home daycare providers. We have our CPR, First Aid and Criminal Check. We offer a variety of fun and educational learning environment with guidance and loving care, a big fenced backyard and a large playroom on the main floor. Three buses stop in front of my driveway which go to Good Shepherd Catholic, Minesing Central Public and Frere Andre French Catholic Schools. We take care from age three months and up. Our hours are flexible. Excellent references. Please call for further details. 705-812 9770 / 828 1239

Experienced reliable daycare available in Elmvale. Loving home, safe environment, in-town near Our Lady of Lourdes school.  Full-time and part-time, and B/A  spaces available.  Call Dee @ (705) 790-3817.


In a clean, smoke free, safe and comfortable home, we offer flexible hours, reasonable rates, healthy meals and snacks with a large back yard for outdoor play, CPR/ first aid trained and criminal record check available. On Albert St just down from the school in Hillsdale. Please contact Lindsay @ 705-828-4323 for more information.

Obituaries VAN CASTEREN, Baby Shay-Lynn - Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loving family on Monday, September 24, 2012 at the age of 7 weeks. Beloved daughter of James and Krysta Van Casteren. Loved grand-daughter of Terry & Caroline Van Casteren and David & Donna Hirschfeld. Cherished great granddaughter of Gail Perencz, Rosalie Reynolds, Riek Van Casteren and Frank Hirschfeld. Dear niece of Amanda Hirschfeld (Brent Eaglen), Tyler Hirschfeld and Nicole Van Casteren (James Thayer). Friends may call at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale after 11 a.m. Friday. Service in the Chapel on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 1 p.m. Interment Barrie Union Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the Hospital for Sick Children or the Soldier's Memorial Hospital, Orillia would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to www. Take time now… To help your family later. Planning your funeral does more than spare your family the burden of making decisions for you. It also: ¥! Provides service and payment options to meet any budget ¥! Protects against inflation ¥! Prevents emotional overspending 30 Worsley St.

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Obituaries Obituaries

CHAPMAN, DonaldOwen Frederick (Chappy) - May of 7, FLYNN, Thomas “0zzie” (Co-Owner 1933 - Sept. 17, 2012 inCartage, his 80thRetired year. Loving McEachern & Flynn Sears husband Canada and friend of Violet forVolunteer 54 years.  Don spent his SLH,best Retired Captain Barrie Fire Department early years sailing on the Great Lakes and when he and Member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #147 married Violet Suddenly, in 1957 they moved to at thethefarm in for 37 Years.) but peacefully Royal Medonte and raisedBarrie their family there. November Don worked for Victoria Hospital, on Monday 24th, years forests for the andyear). thenBeloved several 2008. thinning Ozzie Flynn of Barrie (inMNR his 80th years at Springwater Park. On the farm they sold cream husband of 60 years of May (nee Williams). Loving in the of early years Marley and eventually pigs, beef, father Catharine and her husband Paul,turkeys Louise & capons as fruit and vegetables. When Smith and as herwell husband Michael, Barbara Flynn andDon her took earlyBuzz retirement the Park they focused on husband Carroll.from Loving grandfather of Leigh raspberries and named the farm Chapman's Berry Farm. Anne Marley (Marc Masson), Jennifer Marley (Gilbert Don attended GospelChristopher Hall and his faith(Jody was Kuiper), Scott Waverley Marley (Laura), Smith an integralLeah part of his life. He was anSize), activeand leader of Becker), Smith (Christopher great the assemblyofthere for Carsten, the past 55 years and he willand be grandfather Lauren, Owen, Liam, Emily greatly Survived by late his Monica wife Violet, hissurvived brother Isabelle.missed. Dear brother of the Paton, Robert, Dale by her Children husband Sheila Sandy, (Peter), and theKeith late (Sandra), Joyce Ridley. (Bonnie), David at (Lorna), John (Shelley) and Carolyn Friends called the STECKLEY-GOODERHAM (Donny). They were also blessed with 18 Grandchildren Funeral Home, Clapperton and Worsley Streets, Barrie and 17 Great Grandchildren. Friends at the Lynnon Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.called Funeral Mass will Stone Home,Church, Elmvale 2-4Street, & 7-9Barrie p.m. be heldFuneral at St Mary’s 65 from Amelia Thursday and November from 10 a.m. Friday until time Service. on Thursday 27th, at 10:00 am.ofInterment Funeral Service was inBarrie. the Chapel on Friday, September St. Mary’s Cemetery, Memorial donations to the 21, 2012Foundation at 11 a.m.orInterment HallFoundation Cemetery, Kidney the HeartGospel and Stroke Waverley. Memorial by Donations to Condolences the Gospel Hall would be appreciated the family. may Church, Waverley would be appreciated. Condolences be forwarded through www, may be sent to GALBRAITH, Ethel Mary Sabina - At the CRAIG, Margaret Fay - A Long Resident Wedgewood Manor,Eva Summerside, P.E.I.Time on Tuesday, of Craighurst. In herInown “After a good long November 18, 2008, her words, 91st year. Beloved wife of life”, with greatGalbraith. sadness weDear announce of our the late Arnold motherthe of passing Sabina (John) mother Craig (neeHill, Handy), on Thursday, September DanielsFay of Richmond Jim (Rebecca) of Texas, Dale 13, 2012,ofinNewmarket, her ninetiethHeather year. Beloved wife of late (Anita) Zaharychuk of the S’side, Max She willIsland, be deeply byofher children DavidCraig. of Manitoulin Earlmissed (Vivian) Brampton, Sheila, Allan, Walters Neil (Marilyn) andLois grandchildren, Ellen June (James) of S’side, Travors of S’side and Ben. Predeceased by her son Sister by of & Donald (Carol) of Sydney, B.C.Thomas. Also survived the late Lorne Handy surviving spouse Marg 16 grandchildren and and 7 great grandchildren. Sisterand of Norene Handy. In Fred keeping with Joyce MacSweyne, Dapp andour themother's late Bertwishes Dapp there was a Memorial at St.Donations John's Anglican & Marjorie Chambers.Service Memorial to the Church on Society Mondaywould September 17 at 1:00and pm.may If be so Alzheimer be appreciated desired, donation made to St. Funeral John's Anglican Church, made through the Lynn-Stone Home, Elmvale. Craighurst would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 30 Worsley Street, Barrie. Condolences may be forwarded through KITCHEN, Gladys Madeline - Passed away at the Soldier's Memorial Hospital, Orillia on Wednesday, September 19, 2012. Gladys Kitchen (Nee Doan) of Orillia (formerly of Elmvale) In her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Gerald Kitchen. Dear mother of Bruce (Lyn) of RR # 1 Lakefield, Timothy (Dolly) of Langley, 445 St.ofVincent Street remembered B.C. and Ray (Donna) Orillia. Lovingly Barrie, Ontario 6T5 Sister by her grandchildren and great L4M grandchildren. of Lorne Doan of Elmvale and the late Elva Smith and Grenville Doan. Friends called at the Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale after 12 Noon Saturday until time of Service at 2 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday, September 22 at 2 p.m. Interment Elmvale Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to Jack Tucker 1921-2012 - With sadness Mr. Jack Tucker passed away at his home, after a short illness, with his family at his side and the family dog, on Monday, September 10, 2012. He was a young 91. The family are as follows: wife Edna (predeceased), two daughters (Elizabeth of Barrie and Kathy of Minnesota, U.S.A.), four grandchildren living in Canada and two in U.S.A. Mr. Jack Tucker will be cremated with a service at Minett’s Point where his ashes will be scattered. A lunch will follow. All this will take place in October 2012. Minett’s Point is where the Tucker family had a family cottage and Jack spent many many summers there with the family enjoying the sun and the fun. Jack and Edna for 65 years plus had a cottage at Orr Lake (south side) and the family and friends spent many many summers at the Orr Lake cottage during the week days and weekends. At the cottage we all were introduced to fishing, water skiing, swimming and many barbecues with family and friends. In the winter months skiing was the sport at all the nearby resorts. Orr Lake was also a place where you came and just kicked back and relaxed with a book or just enjoyed the fine weather and warm sun. A good time was had by all. Truly Orr Lake (at the cottage) had many many good memories for the Tucker family and friends. Truly this is a time to remember but tomorrow will bring a new sun rise with beauty and life as we all know it. Thanks Jack and Edna for all the many many memories.

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Lawn Bowling - Royal Bank Tournament

Palace Tavern Saturday October 6th Elmvale Lions Horseshoe Club

The Elmvale Lions Horseshoe Club held their final day on Saturday, September 15th, 2012 under sunny skies for the most part. After the men battled for the top spot the big winners were Jack Pickering and Bill Priest a very close second place went to Ken Branch and Pete Daniels. After adding up the total scores for the season, the winner for most points was Ken Branch, for most ringers was John Northy and for the most six-packs was Ken Branch.  After a good day, we finished with a meal and the presentations of the trophies.

(Bocci) A great summer game

Gals and guys 55 and over have been enjoying the game of Bocci at John McGuire Park in Penetanguishene. Tuesday & Thursday evening. It is not a strenuous game. Come out and try. Pictured above, a couple of teams who enjoy the game. There are no professionals but we do have fun. Joe Elo and Dan Gardiner did us proud by going to the Summer Games in Brampton. Over 1300 people participated in various sports

Kyle Duckett, Irene West Wayne Morrison. The annual Royal Bank Mixed Triples Lawn Bowling Tournament was held at the Midland Club recently. The winners were Wayne Morrison with Irene West and one of our upcoming junior bowlers Kyle Duckett. Finishing second was the team of Lori Butineau, Lewis Waddell and Bruce Finlayson,  just ahead of the team of Sandra Brett, Allan Dickey and the season veteran Calvin Munroe. The last game high went to Clare Robinson, Shari Edwards and Larry Swift. Drawmasters were Joan Bourrie and Bill Hunter who presented the Royal Bank Trophy to the winners in  Andy Ott's absence.


The Barrie County Chordsmen’s Annual Show is Saturday Oct 27 at Mapleview Community Church, 300 Mapleview Dr., in Barrie. With the theme ‘’IN OUR TOWN” you’ll hear songs you know and love, sung by this prizewinning chorus and quartets in four-part harmony, a cappella style. There are two performances to choose from - a matinee at 2:00 pm and the evening show at 7:30 pm. This year’s headline guest quartet is “Rubicon”. - a quartet of champions. Rubicon was formed in 2003 and became successful quartet competitors in both Ontario District and International contests. Following a pause in 2006 when the members joined other high-level quartets competing internationally,

they re-formed in 2010 as “a quartet of champions”. Come and enjoy the unique high-energy sounds of this outstanding quartet. The County Chordsmen are a group of 65 men from Simcoe County ranging in age from 12 years to 80-plus years who share a common joy of singing four-part harmony. The County Chordsmen are the 2010 Ontario District Champion Chorus, and have had quartets that have competed at the International level. Our Mission Statement is “Fun and Fellowship With Music in the Barbershop Harmony Style”. The Barrie chapter actively participates in fundraising activities for the” Harmonize For Speech Fund”, the official charity of barbershop singers in Ontario.

Almost five million dollars have been raised to-date by Ontario barbershoppers, and the Barrie County Chordsmen are proud to have contributed over $250,000 of this total, part of which is the proceeds of our Singing Valentine program. In 2011 it was a very significant honour to our chapter and Harmonize For Speech to commit $50,000 towards the establishment of the Harmonize For Speech Speech/Language Hearing clinic in the new Sadlon Health and Wellness Centre of Georgian College. Tickets for this outstanding show are just $20.00. For more information and tickets call 705-737-2020. ORDER YOUR TICKETS EARLY ... THEY’RE GOING FAST. Please visit us at .

North Simcoe Fun League - Silver Medal Finish!

Pictured above:  Front Row  left to right  -  Venard The first useful applicaMayer,  Anita Beausoleil, Marylyn Dalton, Annette tion for aerosol spray cans Laplume, Francois Gagnon, Fran Moreau, Dorothy Dori- was introduced during on,  Joe Elo, Bud Laplume. Back Row  left to right.-  World War II. InsecticideRobert Dalton, Anita Dubeau, Dan Gardiner,  Marcel filled "bug bombs," as Dorion.:  they were called, helped protect American military personnel from diseasecarrying insects. Through the mid-twentieth century, untold ecological damage occurred after several nations be- The Team of Georgian Grill finished off the North Simcoe Adult Fun League with a silver medal gan purposely spreading at the end of the year tournament played on August 25th in Wyevale.  We would like to thank oil over mosquito-infested Frank Papadopoulos the owner of Georgian Grill in Balm Beach who has been a huge supporter John Musicco • 705 791 1953 swamps in order to reduce and sponsor of our team for the past several years and everyone had a great season and 868 King Street • MIDLAND • 705 526 1344 x 263 the spread of malaria. looks forward to next year!

September 27, 2012 Edition 374  

Community newspape3r serving part of North Simcoe, Ontario, and area between Barrie, Midland/Penetanguishene, Wasaga Beach and Orillia.

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