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The volunteer committee for the 30 Hour Telethon Palliative Care are putting the finishing touches on this year’s telethon, as we near the end of February. This major fundraiser starts at noon Saturday, Feb. 25 and ends at 6 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Brockville Arts Centre. “Palliative Care is a non-government funded local program which started about 37 or 38 years ago by the Sisters of Providence,” said 30 Hour Telethon chair Wayne Blackwell. “It’s a program where we have consult nurses that are in the community, in the hospital, long term care facilities and nursing homes, that help palliative care patients live the remaining few days in their life. As well, they help the families cope.” The local Palliative Care team is compassionate, committed and especially trained for this particular program in supporting the hospice palliative care needs. “During the month of February, people may have already started donating with the Star Program at the Real Canadian Superstore and Giant Tiger in Brockville and Giant Tiger in Prescott,” indicated Blackwell. “We’ve already had a Spaghetti Night; we have raffles, tickets and draws for hockey tickets, a trip to a Montreal Canadiens game, and an Ottawa jersey. Donations are accepted online at our website,

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“The community and retailers donate new items to the silent auction and generally we collect in the range of $30 to $32,000,” said Blackwell. “There will be sports memorabilia,

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Mac Johnson Wildlife Area to host Family Day Skate event Monday Here's hoping Mother Nature cooperates. The Friends of Mac Johnson Wildlife Area and the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) are planning to host the annual Family Day Skate Monday, Feb. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to strapping on the skates and hitting the pond at the wildlife area on Debruge Road east of the traffic lights in Tincap, visitors can ski the cross-country trails or whoosh down the ice slide that will

be open for the day. New to the 2017 event is a scavenger hunt. There will also be crafts for kids and geocaching as well as a bonfire for roasting hotdogs and marshmallows. There is also a ski and snowshoe challenge planned for 10 a.m. to noon. All activities will run snow or shine (ice and snow conditions permitting), and admission is by donation. For more information about the wildlife area, visit crca.ca or call 1-877-956-2722.

Canadian residents can fish licencefree in Ontario during the Family Day weekend. The annual promotion runs from Saturday, Feb. 18 through Monday, Feb. 20. Participants are reminded that daily fishing limits and related regulations remain in effect. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry notes in a release issued on Monday that ice of many bodies

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sharp on Sunday, Feb. 26.” During the telethon entertainment is provided by various people, donating their time, starting with Terry O’Reilly and Friends on Saturday and ending with Tom Wilson and His Western All Stars on Sunday evening. “The local entertainment is continual and free during the telethon,” said Blackwell. “We encourage people to come to the Brockville Arts Centre either on Saturday or Sunday for this great local entertainment. It amazes me the talent that we have right here and each group will come in for an hour. Certainly, it is a big contribution to the success of the telethon.” The telethon will be aired on CogecoTV, Channel 10 with past chair and host Bruce Wylie. Those manning the 30 Hour Telethon phones on Saturday and Sunday, are various organizations and sponsors that believe in this amazing program and give of their time to accept donations of any amount,

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from callers. Those wanting to contribute to this fundraiser can call 613-865-7200. All cheques are to be made payable to the 30 Hour Telethon or 30 Hour Telethon for Palliative Care and either dropped off at the Brockville Arts Centre during the telethon or mailed to The 30 Hour Telethon, P.O. Box 135, Brockville, ON K6V 5V2. For those that wish to donate cash, please bring money to the Brockville Arts Centre to receive a receipt or put your donation in the various fish bowls located throughout the community. “If someone prefers to put a donation in the fish bowl or a cheque and would like a receipt, we will mail the receipt,” mentioned Blackwell. “The amount needs to be over $10 in order to receive a receipt.” This year’s spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Luna Pizzeria in Brockville was held last Wednesday, Feb. 8. Proceeds go to the local palliative care telethon.

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Wayne Blackwell, chair of the 30 Hour Telethon, encourages the public to give to the Brockville palliative care fundraiser. This event takes place at the Brockville Arts Centre on Saturday, Feb. 25 and Sunday, Feb. 26 with great entertainment which is free to the public. On Friday, Feb. 24, a silent auction opens at the 1000 Islands Mall and runs until Sunday at 2 p.m. sharp. Please donate freely to a great fundraising community cause.

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The Brockville Public Library on Buell Street will host a Family Day event on Monday, Feb. 20 from 10 until 11:30 a.m. The library's newlyfurnished children's room is ready to be showcased after 18 months of fundraising that included significant contributions by Rotary and by the City of Brockville. Other donations noted in a news release issued on Feb. 6 were from the May Court Club, the Ross McNeil Foundation, and the Friends of the Brockville Public Library. The rejuvenated space includes comfy seating and a kids' tech area; the space is flexible by way of the addition of mobile shelving to enhance programming and accessibility. The Family Day celebration will feature a performance by musician and children's entertainer Gerry Mitchell. It will be followed by a family movie; light refreshments will be served. Admission is free. For more information, visit brockvillelibrary.ca The launch of a new water bottle filling station will coincide with the Feb. 20 event. Free water bottles will be given to the first 48 children who visit the library that morning. The filling station was made possible by provincial funding through the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Leeds and Grenville.

Brockville Little League Baseball is returning to Brockville for the 2017 season. Brockville Little League provides children ages 4 to 16 an opportunity to learn and play baseball in an environment where fun, safety and fair play are of most importance.

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Shriners partner with firefighters to promote burn awareness

The (International) Brockville and District Shrine Club partnered with the Brockville Fire Department to bring knowledge to Burn Awareness Week, Feb. 5 to 11. This year-long campaign is focused on teaching children and adults to be burn aware, especially in the home. From left are Nobles Doug Hone, Paul (Pal) Perkins, Mark Smith, Gary Murphy (Patches) and firefighters Matt Hulton, Travis Cauley and Tyler Ducharme. Fire helmets were available for children at the mall, along with literature about burn awareness. Doreen Barnes/Metroland

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Make connections at the 7th annual job fair in Gananoque on March 1 BY MONICA MROZ

Job seekers and employers may be able to make a match at the upcoming Gananoque Job Fair. Forty exhibitors, including employers ready to hire and educators have already signed up to participate in the 7th annual community job fair, said Nadine Doyle, an employee services consultant with KEYS Job Centre which is organizing the March 1 event. Those searching for employment are encouraged to dress for success, bring copies of resumes and portfolios and be prepared for on-the-spot interviews, Doyle explained. Job seekers should be ready to connect with employers and "market themselves and their skills to shine." It's quick and efficient hiring for employers who will meet and screen potential employees, she said. The job fair continues to be a community and agency success, Doyle said, adding that the list of exhibitors continues to grow each year. As well, nearly 325 people attended last year. "This event kicks off the hiring season and employers look forward to attending as they start re-

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The Brockville Arts Centre was taken over by wedding vendors, musicians, photographers with hair stylists, a fashion show and seminars on Saturday and Sunday. The first annual Brockville Wedding Show, the creation of Nathalie Lavergne, is only the beginning of many more shows to come. For individuals who wish to wear vintage-inspired dresses to or for their wedding, models showcased a selection from Kitsh n’ Swell.

cruiting and hiring staff from this job fair," Doyle said. "Many employers are already posting seasonal and nonseasonal positions in preparation for the job fair and our 2017 season." Among the registered exhibitors are several seasonal tourism-related operators, local and area hotels, restaurants and industries, along with Canadian Forces and the Town of Gananoque. The job fair is being held at the Thousand Islands Playhouse/Firehall Theatre on South Street from 1 to 5 p.m. Visit keys.ca or call 613382-1085 for more information. Located on William Street South in Gananoque, KEYS Job Centre is an employment service agency funded by Employment Ontario and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. Doyle noted the agency "connects talent to opportunity" by providing employment counselling to job seekers and individuals looking for training, and offering support for employers looking to hire. Doyle said there are many jobs available in hospitality, administration, sales and health care.

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The Aquatarium at Tall Ships Landing in Brockville continues to accommodate school visits, working with teachers to provide an individualized class experience relative to the students' studies. "For the school visit, we have three options," said Education Co-ordinator Jessica Williams, who has a bachelor of education and a master of inclusion education. "Teachers with their class can come for a self guided visit for $8 per student, to interact with experiences at their own pace." Activities will keep the class engaged and focused while still being educational. "We also have the hands-on visit wherein I work with the teachers to develop a lesson plan that aligns with what they are learning in the classroom, making the lesson productive and meaningful," explained Williams. "All kindergarten to Grade 12 programs are linked to the Ontario Curricula in history, geography, social studies, art, science and technology. The fee is $12 per student." Teachers can rent space and bring their own lesson to the Aquatarium. "There's the Water Lab, microscopes for everybody, the Water Table, the projector and the Board Room for lunch," indicated Williams. "This fee is $12 per student." An invitation is extended to any teacher wanting a complimentary tour or to receive an Aquatarium School Visit packet. Junior Scientists Program The program is offered on Saturday mornings, 10 a.m. to noon, for ages six to 12. Parents can register and leave their children for a fascinating discovery-based activity provided by program lead Courtney Gates. "It's super fun; it's not daycare, the children are learning," said Williams. "It is an enrichment program. They have done planets, erosion, oil spills and pollution over Christmas, heat lamps and glacier melting. Parents can run their errands, then return to pick them up." The cost is $90 for six Saturdays or $72 for four Saturdays. March Break Day Camp From March 13 to 17, the March break Day Camp, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. is being offered for ages six to 12 years old with age-appropriate activities. "Space is limited," stated Williams. "The registration form is on our website, www.aquatarium.ca. We will break the children up into age groups, with activities tailored to their developmental and age levels."

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Weather permitting, Williams would like to include an outside element. Before care 8 to 9 a.m., is available for $5 per day, as well as after care, 4 to 5 p.m., for $5 per day. The program cost is $200 for five days or $50 a day. March World Water Day The theme for March World Water Day is water and wastewater. "Starting Wednesday, March 22, the Aquatarium will kickoff World Water Day with Ryan Hreljac of Ryan Well's Foundation, (builds wells, sanitation projects and educates children about water), sharing his story, followed by a whole week of different things," shared Williams. "We will have thematic organizations, Parks Canada, St. Lawrence River Institute and possibly newterra, Culligan and others. The cost is $8 each and we are filling up fast. On one of the days we will have a carousel structure." To find out more, contact Jessica Williams at jwilliams@aquatarium.ca or call 613-342-6789 ext. 7007. Summer Day Camp Williams is working on an eight week Summer Day Camp, 9 to 4 a.m., starting in July with before and after care offered. Dates and activities will be announced soon. Sleepovers Slumber parties or sleepovers in Biosphere Hall, at the Aquatarium are another popular program offered to six year olds and up. Adult supervision is required. It includes admission the night of (Friday) and the following day, (Saturday), with access to exhibits and hands-on activities. Plus, a late night snack with continental breakfast in the morning. "If there is a group, like Girl Guides, who are earning badges, please tell me and I'd be happy to put something together, toward earning a badge," mentioned Williams. The fee is $69 per and for the rope course, children must be eight years old and there's a cost. To find out more download the Sleepover Information Sheet found on the website. Co-op Students There are opportunities for co-op students to think about putting in hours at the Aquatarium in various department, husbandry, school visits or education. "We meet with the students to find a department that would interest them," explained Williams. Ropes Course

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The Singer Castle Library at the Aquatarium in Brockville has several treasure chests that contain various items, such as puzzles, crayons with colouring sheets, and so much more. Education Co-ordinator Jessica Williams open a treasure chest that has period costumes dating back to the Gilded Age. "Our program facilitator Kashaka Ironside charges up the Ropes Course and enjoys working with the secondary school students," said Williams. "On Family Day, participants have the option to select from the many challenges at each element of the Ropes Course where they have to meet that task. It fosters the skills of teamwork and trust. The Ropes Course is great for corporations and team building."

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A recent release from the RCMP serves as a reminder to the public to remain vigilant when it comes to engaging callers or emailers that are out to get other people's money. Some scammers are reportedly adjusting their approach in order to fleece victims a second time. Losses attributed to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scam decreased significantly after authorities in India made a number of arrests at "call centres" in the Asian nation, according to the release from the Mounties. However, there are fraudsters who are reportedly attempting to re-engage CRA scam victims. Apparently, a promise sent by email indicates most of the money that was lost will be paid back so long as the respondent agrees to make an administrative payment. Sounds like one of those phoney lottery wins in which the alleged winner has to pay a fee or taxes in order to claim the prize in the lottery he or she never entered because it doesn't exist. As is usually the case, the scammer asks the victim for payment in the form of prepaid credit cards or gift cards or electronic funds transfers. The fraudster might also be phishing for the victim's identification info. Word of mouth continues to be an effective way to spread the Doreen Barnes/Metroland word. Talk to family and friends about these scams and increase public awareness. We know it can be extremely difficult for victims Pastry King’s Princess owner Ingrid VanDusen (left) is hold- offered to visitors at the recent Brockville Wedding Show to come forward and report these crimes, but sharing the stories ing the bride and groom cookies, while Melodie Morrison were fudge brownies, pecan squares, butter cream Dutch might help prevent other people from experiencing a similar fate. (right) holds the packet of meringue. On the table, being wedding cake and death by chocolate cupcakes. Call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.

Mrs. Beam’s cure-all more effective and cheaper than Dr. Murphy Mother and Aunt Bertha were sitting at the kitchen table having a cup of tea. "I don't think I will ever get used to using onions in anything but a stew or soup pot," Mother said. They had been talking about our neighbour Mrs. Beam who said onions could cure everything, and were a heck of a lot cheaper than bringing old Dr. Murphy all the way out from Renfrew. Aunt Bertha assured Mother just about everyone out at Northcote took Mrs. Beam's advice and used onions to fight colds, cure hooping cough, fix a sore throat, and believed they could even remove warts. I pretended I wasn't listening, and kept dressing and undressing my dolls. I knew the talk would eventually get around to me and the hacking cough I had had for days. And I was being kept home from the Northcote School to "heal up", as Aunt Bertha called it. Mother put her faith in mustard plasters and Vic's Vapor Rub from Ritza's Drug Store, both of which had been

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our sand bin in the cellar. My hateful brother Emerson, of course, was the first to make a comment, and at supper that night asked Mother if he could eat at the bake table to get away from the smell of raw onions which he said was making him sick. That night Mother decided she would do exactly what Mrs. Beam told her to do, not only to cure me, but to stop the cough from spreading to everyone else in the family. So chopped onions were put on the washstands in our bedrooms, onion bags hung around our necks, and we all went to bed wearing chopped onions in a pair of wool socks. Mother was doing everything Mrs. Beam told her to do. And if everyone came down with a bad cold, it wouldn't be because she didn't listen to Mrs. Beam! By the time the lamp was blown out, the upstairs reeked of onions, and my sister vowed she wasn't going to put a foot outside the next morning to go to school until she washed her hair and had a sponge bath. cheryl.code@metroland.com ADVERTISING: Connie Seguin David Fox Shawn Ogilvie Advertising Sales Manager: Wayne Thornhill Managing Editor Marla Dowdall Editor Tim Ruhnke 613-498-0305 THE DEADLINE FOR DISPLAY ADVERTISING IS FRIDAY 4:30 PM

Well! Talk about a surprise! I didn't cough once during the night, my nose had stopped running, everyone seemed hale and hearty, and it looked like no one else in the house was going to get my cold. Audrey doused herself with talcum powder, Mother put dabs of vanilla behind my ears, the brothers were well aired out by the time they came in from doing barn chores, and only the faintest smell of onions remained. So off we went to the Northcote School. Mrs. Beam continued to be the person to go to when sickness invaded a household. Onions and coal oil were her favourite treatments. Mother, who never quite got used to them, nevertheless agreed, they were worth trying, and a lot cheaper than the $2 old Doctor Murphy charged for coming twelveand-half miles out from Renfrew. Interested in an electronic version of Mary's books? Go to https://www. smashwords.com and type MaryRCook for ebook purchase details, or if you would like a hard copy, please contact Mary at wick2@sympatico.ca.

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Corey Ashby, left, and Chris Girdler were among those competing in the nail driving competition during the Mallorytown Winter Festival on Saturday. The 9th annual event also featured horse-drawn wagon rides, pond skating, a Lego-building contest, family games and a baby contest. The festival is strongly supported by business sponsorships and volunteers.

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Please be considerate when on the road I would like to share about driving habits. I'd like to remind drivers that respect and consideration can make all the difference. We really need to be cautious and attentive. Driving is a privilege and responsibility that needs to be taken seriously. As we now share the road more than in the past, we need to be fully focused. Personally, I've witnessed drivers distracted by cellphones who have swerved across the centre line, endangering another driver. Some drivers - like my husband - took driving very seriously. As an AZ driver, he was

extremely adept and skilled. He was always aware of road conditions and could anticipate what the other driver would do. He avoided so many potential accidents in his life. I always felt the safest when he was behind the wheel. It must be encouraged for drivers to signal their turns, not tailgate, leave adequate space between cars, stop at red lights and stop signs (yes!), and stay in your own lane! My husband had so many careless drivers cut him off, cross the centre line and drive straight at him in his lane. He had to "do a dance" to escape being hit. He literally drove back and forth

into both lanes until the other driver finally "woke up." Driving is serious. It kills people. Gravel truck drivers also need to be more diligent. Remember to tarp the load and drop the wheels. This was another concern in our area. Please be considerate on the road, driving how you would want the other driver to drive. Think of the human lives at stake and value them. Respect your fellow man. In loving memory of my husband, a professional who was so conscientious on the road - an exemplary driver. D. Loney

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A good, hot bowl of soup served by brother and sister team Thomas Haffie and Helen Senecal at Mallorytown United Church was just the thing to warm up with during the community’s winter festival on Saturday, Feb. 11. The church fundraiser drew crowds for its hot lunch, bake sale and basement sale to raise money for those less fortunate in the local area.

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Enjoy cupcakes while helping local OSPCA, animal centre Preheat those ovens! National Cupcake Day™ is coming up on Monday, Feb. 27, and the public is being invited to help “bakeâ€? a difference for animals in need at the Leeds & Grenville Animal Centre. Now in its fifth year, National Cupcake Day is presented in partnership by the Ontario SPCA and BC SPCA and is a collaborative event to support local SPCAs and Humane Societies across the country. In 2016, animal lovers across Canada raised more than $615,000 in support of their local animal welfare societies. The campaign has raised $1.85 million to date. To participate, register to host a National Cupcake Day party and invite co-workers, friends and family. Guests donate to the participating animal welfare charity of the host’s choice in exchange for a cupcake, raising critically-needed funds for animals that are abused, abandoned, neglected or no longer wanted. Cupcake Day parties can be held anywhere, and on any date in January or February. “National Cupcake Day is fun, delicious and, best of all, it changes the lives of animals that have endured hardship and cruelty,â€? Marianne Carlyle, manager, Ontario SPCA — Leeds & Grenville Animal Centre, stated in a release. “The funds you raise will have a significant impact on the animal welfare societies in your community, ensuring that their life-saving work continues.â€? The local centre is located on Centennial Road in the north end of Brockville. Here’s how to get involved: 1. Register for free at nationalcupcakeday.ca 2. Receive for your Cupcake Host Kit to arrive in the mail or download it online. 3. Customize your Personal Fundraising Centre online and ask your friends, family and colleagues to support your fundraising efforts. 4. Send your friends and family an email through your participant centre, encouraging them to show their support by donating online. 5. Plan your National Cupcake Day Party for home, work, school or wherever you think people would love to eat cupcakes. 6. Hold your National Cupcake Day Party on Monday, Feb. 27 or any day in January or February that works for you. 7. Bake, decorate and eat! Visit nationalcupcakeday.ca to register, bake and donate.

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Fifteen-month-old Grayson Serson and his dad Robert get a close-up look at Cruiser, who was part of the wagon rides offered during winter festival activities in Mallorytown on Saturday. The popular winter event receives overwhelming business sponsorships and volunteer assistance, noted festival chair Chantal Thomas. Other events included family games, magic shows, pond skating and a nail driving contest.


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The Comedian’s a hidden gem flying under movie radar MOVIE: The Comedian STARRING: Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Edie Falco, Danny DeVito, Patti LuPone and Harvey Keitel DIRECTOR: Taylor Hackford RATING: 14A Every once in a while I find a gem flying under the radar. The kind of film that isn't getting a lot of attention, but is too good to miss. The Comedian is one of those gems. Jackie Burke (Robert De Niro) is an aging insult comic looking to make a comeback. Back in the day he was famous for the character he played on TV. That character has followed Jackie his whole career even though he'd like to put it behind him. Jackie's agent, Miller (Edie Falco), gets him booked into a small club for a nostalgia show. It starts off fine, but when he gets ambushed by a couple of hecklers looking to provoke Jackie and put it on You Tube, things get out of hand. Jackie loses it and ends up doing 30 days in prison. Once he's out Jackie meets Harmony (Leslie Mann) while doing his community service. The two strike up a friendship, and life takes

My Take MARK HASKINS

one of its twists. We watch Jackie navigate life's pitfalls. His relationship with his brother Jimmy (Danny DeVito). His attempts to get his career back on track. Whatever it is that's going on between him and Harmony. It's a mess. It's a funny mess but a mess. The Comedian takes us into the world of stand-up comedy. It's got some great comedians, and some intelligent and funny standup routines. The film has a bit of a different perspective though. Jackie is in his 60s and attempting a comeback. This film is as much about the man as it is the comedian and sometimes it's hard to separate the two. It's funny but there's an edge to it too. There's a darkness and a bitterness that blends in with the humour. It's what makes it so interesting. Edie Falco, Danny DeVito, Patti LuPone

and Harvey Keitel are amazing. That's probably not a surprise. It is interesting to see them take on what are obvious stereotypes in their characters, and yet be anything but stereotypical. Leslie Mann's character is a little lost and trying to find her way. Yet she's got this confidence and strength as well. Mann creates this vulnerability without being weak. She shows strength without losing tenderness. It's incredible. This is Robert De Niro doing what he does best. He's so funny and so quick it's hard to believe he isn't a stand-up comedian. The clincher for me is this one scene where Jackie's filming the pilot episode for a new reality TV show. It's pretty horrific and the contestant is much abused, and you see it play out in De Niro's eyes. He goes from disbelief, to disgust, to rage. It's all there in his expression. His entire performance is raw, real and powerful. The Comedian is an introspective comedy that doesn't pull any punches in either the jokes or the drama. Mark Haskins' column is a regular feature.

Major Walsh is subject of next Mallorytown Talks Learn more about the bond between Maj. James Walsh and Sitting Bull. Brian Porter will tell the story of their historic friendship when he appears at the next edition of Mallorytown Talks. The event will take place in the community centre on County Road 5 on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. Walsh, who was born in Prescott in 1840

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and was one of the first members of the North West Mounted Police, was assigned to establish a post in what is now Saskatchewan. The Mountie kept peace in the region and developed a strong friendship with the famous Sioux leader. Walsh eventually returned to the St. Lawrence area and died in Brockville in 1905. Porter's talk is the second in this winter's

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series offered by the 1,000 Islands River Heritage Society and Mallory Coach House Heritage Committee. Refreshments will follow the presentation. The suggested donation at the door on Feb. 26 is $5. For more information, visit the Mallorytown Coach House - Mallorytown page on Facebook.

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Prescott & District Soccer Association

2017 Registration Celebrate our “50th Anniversary” with us! Saturday, February 18 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, March 11 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, March 18 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. O’Reilly’s Your Independent Grocer, Community Room

150 Prescott Drive, Prescott Cost per Player: $65 WHAT PLAYERS RECEIVE

•Approx. 30 games per season (U7 to U19), cup , league & playoffs (U5 15 games or more) •Soccer shirt, shorts & socks to keep •Under 5 players receive a free soccer ball, retail value $20 •Year-end barbeque and medallions Registrations are accepted on the designated registration dates or by mailing the completed registration form and the appropriate fee to PDSA, P.O. Box 1348, Prescott, ON K0E 1T0 from February 18 to March 18 Registrations received after March 18, 2017 will be deemed late and subject to the $20 late fee. Registrations received after April 1, 2017 will be put on a waiting list and will not be guaranteed participation. For more information visit our website or call Leanne Burton at 613-925-0782. Registration forms can be printed from the PDSA website www.pdsoccer.ca

Wednesday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $48.50 + HST

This high energy performance features a live band, three tenors and over 20 dancers! You won’t want to miss Rhythm of the Dance when it comes to Brockville! 4.5 million fans can’t be wrong!!

Box Office at 613.342.7122 • Toll free 1.877.342.7122

Online Sales – www.bactickets.ca 235 King Street West, Downtown Brockville

Box Office Hours: Mon-Fri 10am to 5pm; Sat 10am to 3pm bac@brockville.com | www.brockvilleartscentre.com

Tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons DECEMBER 1963 (OH WHAT A NIGHT)  BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY WALK LIKE A MAN  SHERRIE  RAG DOLL  BEGGIN’ SATURDAY, APRIL 22- 8:00 P.M. The Brockville Arts Centre Tickets: $36.50 +HST BOX OFFICE: 613-342-7122 Toll Free 1-877-342-7122 ONLINE SALES: www.bactickets.ca

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Complete Detail Service & Tinting Window Tinting & Paint Protection Films

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Commercial Residential Industrial Municipal Terry-Ann Hare Owner/ Esthetician

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Randi Therapeutic Foot Care Nurse

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Apply to Summer Company It gives younger adults an opportunity to find out what it's like to be their own boss. The Leeds Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre is accepting applications for the 2017 edition of Summer Company. The program is funded by the Government of Ontario and is open to people between the ages of 15 and 29 who plan on attending school (secondary or post-secondary) at the end of summer. Summer Company participants receive hands-on training as they devise a business plan and then work in their business full-time. Along the way, the participants attend meetings with community mentors and take part in training sessions. Up to $1,500 is provided to each participant to get his or her business up and running; an additional $1,500 is awarded upon successful completion of the program. Sixteen young entrepreneurs were in the Leeds and Grenville group last year. Businesses in 2016 ranged from lawn-mowing and landscaping to selling baked goods and specialty items at local farmers' markets. There are 13 spaces available in the 2017 program; it is a competitive application process. The deadline to apply is May 5. For more information, call Jeanette at 613-342-8772, ext. 4471 or email Jeanette@lgsbec.com. The small business enterprise centre is located at city hall in downtown Brockville.

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Youngest Brockville Braves get chance to see Boston Bruins Alumni

Mobile Tech Solutions and Modern Cleaning Concept are making it possible for junior initiation players in Brockville to enjoy the Boston Bruins Alumni game at the memorial centre on Sunday, March 5. Orgainzers of the Brockville Winter Classic Weekend are pleased with the response they are receiving from supporters who are accepting the corporate challenge and making it possible for minor hockey teams to check out the former NHLers in action.

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CLASSIFIEDS DEATH NOTICE

DEATH NOTICE

DEATH NOTICE

FRASER Ila C.

William Richard Harper

October 17, 1944 – January 19, 2017 At Thunder Bay Hospital January 19, 2017. Richard was born at BGH in Brockville and lived his younger life in the area, moving to the west in the late 70’s, living the major part of his life there. He was residing in Marathon, Ontario at the time of his illness and death. Richard is survived by his brother Calvin and sister Ruth of Brockville. Also by known children Douglas, Donna, Brenda, Chantelle, Lori Lee, Jeffery and Christopher. Richard is interred at Thunder Bay City Cemetery.

90th Birthday Party For Luella Earl Celebrate With Us February 18th, 2017 1:00pm-4:00pm Club House Café Cedar Valley Golf Club Forthton, Ontario Best Wishes Only

Peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on Saturday, February 11, 2017 in her 76th year. Beloved mother of Chris Cullen (Dawn), and Cathy Cullen (the late John Barton) step-mother of Rick Fraser (Sheila) and Grant Fraser. Loving Nan to Craig (Sydney) and Robert (Melany) Cullen. Step-nan to Brian, Tait, Ian, Ben, Lucas (Kayla) Fraser. Great-nan to Isla and Ivy Cullen. Treasured by Donna and Lloyd, Tracy (Jamie) and Geoff Foster and extended Beaupre and Cullen Family. Dearly missed by Gert, Brenda, Wendy, Judy, Jean, Marg, Barb, Joan and Vlasta. Ila will also be missed by her companion Sam. Friends are invited to join the family for a Celebration of Ila’s life at the Smiths Falls Civitan Club on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 11:00am - 2:00pm. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Brockville - OSPCA would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls. Online condolences available at www.lannin.ca.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

IN MEMORIAM

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Classifieds Get Results! MEILLEUR, Teddy – In loving memory of a dear son and brother who passed away February 16, 2012. Deep in our hearts there’s a picture, More precious than silver or gold; ‘Tis a picture of a dear son and brother, Whose memory will never grow old. -Sadly missed and always remembered by Mom, Dan, Sister Samantha, EJ and Gramma and Grampa

and more off our entire inventory. • Architectural salvage • Antiques • Folk Art

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Used tin, assortment of 2” lumber, plywood, hewn beams, barn boards, steel burning barrels and plastic barrels. Will tear down old buildings. Rosie’s Demolition and Recycling. 613-926-2264.

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Eliminate High Heating Bills! Dealership Name The Furnace Broker City, 8109 Road 38,State Godfrey, ON Phone Number 613-539-9073 16-1501

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Complete steel roofing & siding packages Bob Perkins 613-342-6030 FIREWOOD

WANTED

Adding warmth to your life for over 25 years. Cut, split or log lengths. Delivered or picked up.  Phone Greg Knobs cell: 613-340-1045  7pm 613-658-3358 after

Property Wanted: Cash for farm or land, North Augusta area to Athens area. Call Gerry Hudson 1-613-449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town & Country Realty Ltd.

Lyndhurst Gun & Militaria Show at the Lyndhurst Legion. Sunday, February 26, 2017, 9 am-2 pm. Halfway between Kingston and Smiths Falls. Take Hwy 15 to 33, follow 33 to the Legion. Admission $5.00. Ladies and accompanied children under 16 free. Buy/sell/trade. Firearms, ammunition, knives, military antiques, hunting gear & fishing tackle. For show info and table inquiries call John (613)928-2382, siderisjp@sympatico.ca. All firearm laws are to be obeyed, trigger locks are required.

Property Wanted: Cash Premium prices for farms, acreage, rural homes and waterfront. Free evaluation. Call Gerry Hudson 1-613-449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town & Country Realty Ltd. Wanted for scrap: cars, trucks, vans, farm machinery, metal, appliances, hot water tanks, furnaces, oil tanks, batteries, pickup available. Call anytime 613-551-6698.

LIVESTOCK Wanted to buy, horses, colts and ponies, all types. Contact Bob Perkins at 613-342-6030.

MORTGAGES

Need Money? We are a common sense private lender. Four Corners MortWANTED gages, Mike Martel MortBuying Comic Books. Old gage Broker 613-345-5284 comic books in the house? FSCO 12725. Turn them into cash today. FOR RENT My hobby, your gain. kentscomics@yahoo.ca Prescott - One bedroom, 613-539-9617. wheelchair accessible, central location, front and Dog grooming equipment. rear entrance, fridge, Heaters, blow dry/wash stove, washer, dryer, parkarea, adjustable table, etc. ing. References, first and Phone 613-601-3372. last required. Pets on approval. $850. all inclusive. Looking for land. Prefer a 613-925-0720 leave a minimum of 50 acres and message prefer within a half hour of Brockville. If you have land Prescott - Second floor that you are not using, feel apartment with loft bedfree to give me a call. room and den. New floors, new eat-in kitchen, fridge, 613-349-6876. stove, central location. References, first and last Wanted - furnace oil, will required. Pets on approval. all inclusive. remove tank if possible. $810. 613-925-0720 Call 613-479-2870.

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Renovation Materials Manager The REAL Deal Reuse Store, Smiths Falls

Salary ($16-$19) and hours (21-32) commensurate with experience and availability. See a detailed job description at REALaction.ca. Submit a resume and cover letter explaining why you want to work for REAL by Mon., Feb. 27.

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Combine your entrepreneurial talents, environmental interests, building skills and customer friendly personality to grow the Renovation Materials department at the REAL Deal.

The REAL Deal is a project of the 28-year-old local charity and non-profit Rideau Environmental Action League. It is a large and dynamic reuse store that keeps good, great and exceptional stuff out of landfill with the help of 10 volunteers a day.

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Responsibilities: • Must be able to set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. • Fabricate, modify or repair mechanical instruments • Fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines. • Apply knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures. • CNC experience an asset. • Minimum 1 year practical experience mandatory. Position is permanent and full time. Excellent wage and benefits package available. Submit your resume to: P.O. Box 1534, Brockville, Ontario K6V 6E6 Fax: 613-342-8574 Email: dlee@fps.ca

ONLY THOSE APPLICANTS CONSIDERED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED. THANK YOU, IN ADVANCE, TO ALL WHO SUBMITTED APPLICATIONS.

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SUMMER STUDENT EMPLOYMENT

The Township is seeking to hire 8 college/university students to fill summer positions: 2 – Roads 3 – Properties 1 – Newboro Harbour Master 1 – Engineering Student (includes administrative work)

1 – Seasonal Office Receptionist Students must be mature, responsible and able to work in both a team and individual environment. Successful candidates must be available to start work May 1st. The Harbour position begins May 18th. All applicants (excluding receptionist) must possess a valid G Driver’s license and must be returning to school in the fall. Please visit our website www.twprideaulakes.on.ca for more information regarding these summer student positions. Interested students should send their resume with a cover letter before the application deadline of March 10, 2017 at 4:00pm. CLS733781_0202

WORK WANTED Booth Electrical Services: Experienced Electrician, licensed & Insured available for Residential/Commercial work. Good Rates, Call Jim 613-799-2378 or 613-284-0895 Handy Man- painting, trim work, door hanging, flooring, siding, tiling, decks, repairs. Very reasonable rates. Call Norm (613)340-5614. Rent-A-Handyman: Installation cabinets, tile, hardwood and laminate flooring, trim. Decks. Interior doors. Garry 613-802-2769.

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TWO SESSION LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION At Switzer’s Auction Centre, 25414 Highway 62 South, Bancroft, ON LISTINGS, PHOTO’S & REGISTRATION @: www.switzersauction.com CHECK BACK FOR REGULAR UPDATES. GET YOUR CONSIGNMENTS IN EARLY FOR OUR APRIL 22ND. SALE SESSION ONE: ONLINE ONLY CLOSING WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 22ND. @ 7:00P.M. EDT, Military Cap Badges, Books, Accessories, Knives, Cloth Patches, Ammunition, Prisoner of War Tags…… Bidding Is Open Now! SESSION TWO: LIVE & ONLINE STARTS 9:00 A.M. SAT. FEBRUARY 25TH. 9:00 A.M. EDT., COMPRISING OVER 400 NEW AND USED RESTRICTED & PROHIBITED HANDGUNS, HUNTING RIFLES & SHOTGUNS, ANTIQUE PISTOLS & RIFLES, MUSKETS, EDGED WEAPONS, ANTIQUE AMMUNITION, PARTICIPATE IN BOTH SALES WITH THE SAME BIDDER # AND PICKUP WEDNESDAY’S WINNINGS ON SATURDAY OR COMBINE SHIPPING FOR INTERNET BIDDERS CONTACT US:

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3M operates manufacturing sites in Eastern Ontario within the community of Brockville. We are currently looking for contract production operators to be considered for placement within these locations on short notice…

Contract Production Operators • Brockville

You will be a member of our manufacturing group and an active member of a flexible team of workers responsible for the daily production of quality products and continuous improvements throughout 3M Canada’s Eastern Ontario manufacturing facilities. You will operate and maintain production equipment, be responsible for material handling and production reporting, and maintain a safe work environment. You must have a high school diploma and your ability to operate a forklift is a definite asset. Using your excellent time management and strong attention to detail skills, you will work seamlessly with the rest of 3M’s manufacturing team, applying yourself to understand and exceed 3M customer expectations. Ref #BKV-MNF for Brockville opportunities These positions are contract work opportunities and will be hired through a third-party agency; candidates will not be eligible for 3M Canada benefits. To apply for these positions, please send your resume and cover letter by e-mail, quoting the specific reference number in the subject line, to:

Jobs3MBrockville@mmm.com Candidates must be legally employable in Canada to be considered for employment. For assistance with accommodation issues regarding the submission of your resume, please contact 3M Canada Human Resources. We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. 3M Canada is committed to Employment Equity and welcomes applications from women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. CLS470235_0216

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Saturday, February 25 @ 10 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. Smiths Falls Civitan Hall 12468 Hwy 15, (Union St.) Smiths Falls Local estate featuring large train collection, Franklin Mint collector cars and antiques. Selling: Lionel, MTH Rail King, Weaver, Rivarossi HO scale trains, transformers, track, bridges, buildings etc. all still new in the box; boxes of railway books and magazines; Franklin Mint die cast collector cars 1/24 scale; old radios; Zenith twelve band radio; Philco radio; Gene Autry toy gun; marbles; crank phone; Montreal scales; vintage Christmas decorations; fainting couch; bow front china cabinet; grandfather clock; mantle clocks; parlor chairs; four poster bed; sheet music cabinet; secretary desk; brass telescoping floor lamp; barrister bookcase; teacart; plant stand; dressing table; crocks; oil lamps; steamer trunks; duck decoys; Flow Blue china; Bavarian china; Carleton Ware; Crown Ducal cups & saucers; Shelly, Aynsley, Royal Winton, Paragon cups & saucers; Community & Rogers silver; silver tea set; Sadler tea pot; Wade pitcher; Myott, Ironstone china; figurines; crystal; vintage brass fireplace set with andirons; vases; decanters; oil paintings; old books & magazines; old records; stereo & turntable; slot machine; English horse tack, saddles; ladies winter riding boots plus much more. Term: Cash, Visa, MC, Debit For pictures see joyntauction.ca 613-285-7494

As the cornerstone of 3M’s success in today’s increasingly complex market, innovation is reflected in the thousands of new products we make and sell. It is personified in the creativity and commitment of our employees and energizes the atmosphere of our manufacturing plants and offices located in more than 60 countries around the world.

THE TOWNSHIP OF FRONT OF YONGE

Clerk/Zoning Administrator – Closing Date February 24, 2017 @ 4:00 PM. Responsibilities: Reporting to Council, the Clerk/Zoning Administrator will execute the statutory duties of the Clerk by overseeing the municipality’s records management program, cemeteries, Council and Committee secretariat functions, MFIPPA requests and compliance and Municipal Elections. In addition, zoning information and assistance is provided to residents, law and real estate offices, and potential purchasers, in consultation with a Planning Consultant. The preferred candidate will have the following qualifications: • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in municipal government, or a suitable combination of education and experience. • Minimum high school diploma with A.M.C.T. or CMO designation, or willingness to complete, plus other relevant municipal courses. • Strong research and organizational skills, and the ability to exercise tact and diplomacy. • Understanding of parliamentary procedures, public policy, Municipal Act, Planning Act, Cemetery Act, Municipal Elections Act and other legislation related to municipal governance. • Knowledge of the Township’s Zoning By-law and Official Plan, Emergency Management requirements and records management. • Experience with municipal elections would be considered an asset. • Strong communication and interpersonal skills along with proficiency in current computer applications. • The ability to attend evening meetings (minimum two per month) Salary Range: $30.57 to $45.70 hourly (based on 2016 rates, 35 hrs/week plus meetings) A detailed job description is available on the municipal website: www.frontofyonge.com Please submit a covering letter and resume clearly marked “Clerk/Zoning Administrator Position”, prior to 4:00 pm on February 24, 2017, to the attention of: Township of Front of Yonge 1514 County Road 2, P.O. Box 130 Mallorytown, ON K0E 1R0 ATTENTION: Elaine Covey, Clerk EMAIL: ecovey@frontofyonge.com The Township of Front of Yonge is an equal opportunity employer. Personal information gathered will be used solely for the purpose of job selection. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Carrie Hands, CAI, CPPA, Auctioneer & Appraiser Jason Hands, Auctioneer

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Antiques, Collectibles @www.handsauction.com Bidding Opens Friday, February 17 @ 9 a.m. Closing Friday, February 24 @ 12 noon Bid on Vilas solid maple dining suite (mint), Double no flip mattress set (like new), GE auto washer, 20” & 32” LED TVs, Oak hall stand, china, crystal, silver and more. Pick up of your purchases is Saturday, February 25 from 9 - 12 noon at our facility located at 5501 County Rd 15, R R # 2, Brockville.

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SUN., FEB 19, 2017 @ 10 AM SHARP! TO BE HELD @ MARSHALL’S AUCTION HOUSE 2913 CTY RD 21 SPENCERVILLE This Auction features a good variety of antiques, collectibles, fishing equipment, tackle, new & as new merchandise! Auctioneer’s Note: A wide variety of items, expect surprises. For a detailed list w/photos go to www.lmauctions.ca Auctioneer or Owner not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged articles, accidents day of sale. Canteen. Terms: Cash, Debit, Visa, Mastercard Photo I.D. as is. No Buyers Premium All announcements day of sale takes precedence over all printed matter. To book your sale call

5501 County Road 15, RR #2, Brockville, ON K6V 5T2 Phone: (613) 926-2919 E-mail: auction@handsauction.com www.handsauction.com

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YZERMAN DIVISION GP W L OTL SOL 52 35 14 1 2 56 21 30 5 0 50 21 26 2 1 54 19 29 3 3 51 17 29 3 2 52 18 33 1 0

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TEAM Ottawa Nepean Cumberland Kanata Gloucester Pembroke

RESULTS Wednesday, Feb. 8 Nepean 2 Pembroke 0 Thursday, Feb. 9 Cornwall 3 Brockville 2 Ottawa 3 Kanata 2

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ROBINSON DIVISION TEAM GP W L OTL SOL Carleton Place 53 41 12 0 0 Cornwall 52 34 13 2 3 Hawkesbury 52 31 20 0 1 Kemptville 54 29 22 1 2 Brockville 52 28 23 0 1 Smiths Falls 50 20 25 4 1

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Friday, Feb. 10 Brockville 3 Nepean 2 Hawkesbury 3 Ottawa 2 Cornwall 4 Smiths Falls 1 Carleton Place 3 Gloucester 1 Kemptville 4 Pembroke 0 Sunday, Feb. 12 Kemptville 3 Nepean 1 Cumberland 5 Kanata 3 Carleton Place 4 Hawkesbury 1 Brockville 1 Smiths Falls 0 Cornwall at Gloucester, ppd Ottawa 7 Pembroke 1 Tuesday, Feb. 14 Brockville at Smiths Falls, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 Nepean at Ottawa, 7:15 p.m.

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UPCOMING GAMES Thursday, Feb. 16 Smiths Falls at Cornwall, 7:30 p.m. Nepean at Kanata, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 Ottawa at Brockville, 7:30 p.m. Carleton Place at Hawkesbury, 7:30 p.m. Kanata at Smiths Falls, 7:30 p.m. Pembroke at Gloucester, 7:30 p.m. Cornwall at Kemptville, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 Brockville at Hawkesbury, 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19 Smiths Falls at Kemptville, 2 p.m. Kanata at Carleton Place, 3 p.m. Cumberland at Pembroke, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20 Hawkesbury at Cornwall, 3 p.m. Brockville at Carleton Place, 3 p.m. Cumberland at Gloucester, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 Cumberland at Ottawa, 7:15 p.m. Smiths Falls at Nepean, 7:30 p.m. SOURCE: www.centraljuniorhockeyleague.com

Brockville edges the Smiths Falls Bears for second win of weekend Make it 11 shutouts for Henry Johnson. The CCHL1 career record-holder stopped all 32 shots he faced in Brockville's 1-0 win at home against Smiths Falls on a snowy Sunday afternoon. The lone goal came late in the third period, when Derek Bureau scored his first as a Brave with 3:48 left in regulation. He was named first star. Johnson logged his second shutout of the regular season and was the second star; he improved his save percentage to .928 and was number two in the league in that category as of Sunday night. Third star went to Bears netminder Bo Taylor, who made 42 saves in the loss. It was Brockville's second win of the weekend. The Jr. A hockey team broke a 1-1 tie in the third period and held on for a 3-2 win against the Nepean Raiders at the Brockville Memorial Centre on Friday. Noah Jordan made it 2-1 at 10:19 of the third and then scored his second of the game with just under six minutes left in regulation. The Raiders got one back at 16:41, but the Braves held on for the home victory. Jordan was named first star. Reid Murphy, who assisted on both of Jordan's goals, received the second star honour. Corey Caruso had the other goal for Brockville. Johnson made 36 saves in net for the Braves. Marshall Frappier faced 41 Brockville shots. The Braves opened the week in Cornwall on Wednesday, Feb. 8. The Colts had a 3-0 lead midway through the second period. Caruso got Brockville on the board with just under two-and-a-half minutes to play in the middle frame, and Sean Allen made it 3-2 at 4:42 of the third. Cornwall managed to hang on and defeat the visitors. The Braves outshot the Colts 38-28. Cornwall goaltender Liam Lascelle was named first star. Allen picked up the second star honour. Brockville (28-23-0-1) ended the weekend in fifth place in the Robinson Division; the Braves were four points behind Kemptville with two games in hand. Brockville travels to Smiths Falls on Valentine's Day night. The Braves host the Ottawa Jr. Senators on Friday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 and then travel to Hawkesbury for an 8 o'clock start on Saturday night. The Braves will also be in action on the holiday Monday; Brockville takes on Carleton Place at 3 p.m. on Feb. 20. Although they were in fifth place in their division as of Sunday, the Braves were 10 points up on the second-place team (Nepean) in the CCHL1's Yzerman Division.

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BROCKVILLE Community potluck, Saturday, February 18, 6 pm and games night starting at 7. Play one of ours or bring one of yours. Addison United Church, 9007 County Road 29. Fully accessible Addison Church hall. 613-924-9816. CPHC (Community Primary Health Care) Diner’s Clubs, for adults 55 and over, and/or adults with disabilities. First Thursday of each month, Addison United Church Hall. Info: 613-924-1629. Simple Fair Community Lunch, Thursday Feb 16, 11:30-12:30. Enjoy a simple but hard lunch with friends old and new. Addison United Church, 9007 County Road 29. Fully accessible Addison Church hall. 613-924-9816.

Alzheimer Society - Caregiver Support Group - for those who are caregivers of some with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. 4th Friday each month, 1-3 p.m. Maple View Lodge, 746 County Rd. 42 E. Athens Garden Club: Round table “show and tell” of Garden Houses for Birds, Bats, Butterflies, Bees and Bugs, Tuesday, February 21, 7 p.m. Fellowship Hall, Athens Free Methodist Church, 58 Elgin Street North, Refreshments; please bring a mug Athens Public Library. Toddler Time, every Thursday, February 23, 10:00 a.m. All children 0-3 and caregivers; LEGO Club, first two Fridays of month, 6:30-7:30 pm. All kids 5-10 with a parent/caregiver. Details 613-924-2048. CPHC hosts a Men’s Breakfast, Friday, February 17, Free Methodist Church. Please call 613-924-1629. Pancake Supper, Oak Leaf Church Hall, Tuesday, February 28, 4:30-7:00 p.m. Real maple syrup, sausages, baked beans, cheese & fruit. Tickets at the door. Info: 613-924-9616 or 613-924-2797. Soup/Sandwich/Dessert Lunch on Fri day, Feb 24 from 11 am to 1 pm at Athens United Church, 17 Church St.

Alzheimer Society- Caregiver Support Group for Men. 3rd Tuesday each month, 10-11am, Good Shepherd Church, 374 Stew art Blvd. Alzheimer Society Support Group for Caregivers looking after a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Fourth Tuesday of each month from 12:30pm Royal Brock Retirement, 100 Stewart Blvd. For information call 613 345-7392. Annual Pancake Supper, St. Lawrence Anglican Church, 80 Pine St., Tuesday, Feb ruary 28, 4:30-6:30 pm. Proceeds to The Brockville Food Bank -Operation Harvest Sharing. BGH Former Employees Lunch, Feb. 21, 12:00 pm. Luna Pizzeria. Contact: Bonnie 613-342-0867. Bingo- February 19 & 26th- Doors open at 4 pm. Games start at 6:15 pm. Canteen opens at 4 pm. Brockville Legion. Brockville & District Horticultural So ciety Monday, February 27, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Wesleyan Church, 33 Central Ave. W. Speaker: Ian Burnett: tree maintenance, tree diseases and pests. All welcome. Brockville and District Hospice Pallia tive Care Services. Volunteer Training Course. Brockville Hospital. Class begins March 2017. Register prior to Feb. 28. 613-345-5649 ext 4415. Caring for a chronically ill person at home? Education, respite, laughter. “Caregiv er Cafe”, St. Paul’s Church Hall, 3rd Tues. 1-3 pm. February 21. Register: jgarvin@ucht.com Clothing Giveaway, Tuesday, February 28, The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints, 280 Ormond St. 10:30-12:30 p.m. Comforting Arts Group meets weekly, Tuesday, 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, 12 Pine Street. Coffee and snacks provided. Bring your smile, meet new friends. Info: 613-345-2793. CPHC (Community Primary Health Care) Diner’s Clubs, for adults 55 and over, and/or adults with disabilities. First Wednes day of each month, Wesleyan Church Hall. Info: 613-924-1629. Craft & Chat- February21st & 28thEvery Monday from 9:30-1pm in our board room. Bring your craft and your lunch and

join us. Brockville Legion. Craft Classes, Demonstrations Wednes days, 8:30-11:30 am, Masonic Hall, Second Concession, Brockville. Swedish Weaving, Bunka, Hardanger, Rug Punch, Bargello & other crafts. Andrea 613-925-5769 or Pat 613-342-1259. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Pan cake Supper 4 pm - 6:30 pm February 28th. Homemade pancakes with sausages, fruit & REAL maple syrup. Choice of coffee, tea or juice. Liz 613-865-8952 Is someone else’s drinking bothering you? Al-Anon Family Group meets Wednes days 7:30pm. Front Avenue Resource Cen tre, 25 Front Avenue West (Loaves and Fishes entrance), Brockville. Karaoke- February 17, from 7:30-11:30 in our lower lounge. Join Karaoke Krazy and us for some karaoke fun. Brockville Legion. Kingston Penitentiary: The birthplace of Federal Corrections in Canada’. Tuesday, February 21, 10:00 am-12:00 noon. Brock ville Museum. Pre-registration required, email: amackie@brockville.com or call 613-342-4397. Lunch- February 17th & 24th- Hot meal every Friday from noon-1pm in the lower lounge, Brockville Legion. Messy Church, children and families, 3rd Sat/month, February 18, 11:00 - 12:30, St. Paul’s Church, 12 Pine St., craft, worship, lunch. Register: 613-342-5865 Multiple Sclerosis Society Support Group meets 4th Thursday each month (Feb 23), Maphins Coffee House, 234 King Street (across from the Brockville Arts Centre), 1:00-3:00 pm. Partners and caregivers are welcome. Info Margaret 613-342-6396. Penny Mountain Coins For Cancer, at TD Bank Parkdale Ave, Friday Feb 24, 9 am-5 pm. This is our 10th Year, please help us to make it a success. Questions call Cathy 613-382-2720. Saturday Afternoon EntertainmentJoin us in the lower lounge from 1-5pm for country and rock and roll music by “Neil Carter”. Brockville Legion. Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, Feb ruary 28, 6:00 pm. at 1st Presbyterian Church Hall, 10 Church St. Tickets: at Church of fice, phone 613-345-5014. YMCA of Brockville and Area Lunch, 11:30-1pm every Wednesday, Take-out

available, YMCA 345 Park Street. Proceeds to the 2015 YMCA Annual Giving Cam paign: Strong Kids 613-342-7961 ext 30.

February 18, fundraising 50’s/60’s dance put on by the Ladies Auxiliary of Mallorytown and Al Hunt Construction- to help with re pairs of our chairs. Mallorytown Legion. Music by Mel 7-11 pm. Mallorytown Talks. Major James Walsh (North West Mounted Police) and Friend of Sitting Bull: hear Brian Porter tell of this amazing friendship, Sun. February 26, 2:00 pm, Mallorytown Community Centre, 76 County Rd. 5. Thousand Islanders Rug Hookers Guild meeting Saturday February 25, at 10 am at the Mallorytown Library upstairs. Bring your lunch, refreshments supplied.

5th Annual Turkey Dinner, Open to all, St. John’s United Church, Saturday Feb. 25 from 5:00-6:30 pm. Sponsored by C.U.P.P.A. (Catholic, United, Pentecostal, Presbyterian and Anglican Churches). Cardinal Legion, Sun. Feb 19 This Old Heart and the Country Comrades, 2 5, Supper To Follow Family Gym Time, Ontario Early Years. Friday, February 24, 9-10 a.m. Benson Public School, 4005 James St. Info: 1-866-433-8933 ext 2374. Spaghetti Dinner (meatless for those who NORTH AUGUSTA require it), salad, roll and dessert. Thursday, Feb. 16, 4:30-6:00 pm, Sacred Heart Parish Pancake Supper, Tues., Feb. 28, at the Hall, Cardinal. World Day of Prayer Service at St. Community Hall in North Augusta. Spon John’s United Church in Cardinal on Thurs sored by St. Peter’s Anglican Church, day March 2 at 2:00 p.m. Light refreshments. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.

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The young boy who captured the hearts of so many will be remembered at a Canadian Blood Services donor clinic in Gananoque on Friday. Eight-year-old Parker Simpson, a student at South Crosby Public School in Elgin, passed away last Wednesday Feb. 8, just over a year since he was diagnosed with a form of lymphoma. The clinic, to be held at Carveth Care Centre on Herbert Street, had previously been planned in honour of Parker. Canadian Blood Services Territory Manager Debbi Barfoot said Parker’s parents, Sarah and Devin Simpson, chose to proceed with the clinic despite his passing. “We’re going to keep on the same theme,” Barfoot said. “It’s a nice way to honour Parker, the school and the community.” A similar “in honour” clinic for Parker was held in Gananoque last April. Parker would have been a candidate for a stem cell transplant had he responded well to treatment, Barfoot explained, adding that many people are dealing with cancer and leukemia and require blood and blood products. In noting that one blood donation can save up to three lives, Barfoot said “blood cannot be manufactured. We are 100 per cent dependent on Canadians coming in and giving blood.” Besides donating blood at the Gananoque clinic, people are also encouraged to complete a self-swab and be added to the OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network. The national registry is responsible for finding and matching volunteer donors to patients who require stem cell transplants, Barfoot said. Anyone between the ages of 17 and 35 may complete the simple swab procedure, although blood services is particularly targeting men in this age group. Barfoot explained that from a medical perspective, men make better stem cell donors. For example, the risk of graph versus host disease is lower with males, she said. As of late last week, there were still about 15 open spots for the clinic. Booking appointments online at blood.ca is encouraged, or call 1-888236-6283. South Crosby school still had 10 openings for those giving in honour of Parker. The school can be reached at 613-359-5933. Barfoot said those attending are also asked to wear lime green – the colour for lymphoma. Additionally, support may be offered through memorial donations to the Children’s Cancer Fund at Kingston General Hospital, the school’s Park It With Parker fund, or by planting a tree in his memory.


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St. Lawrence College mascot Schooner drops the puck for Brockville Captain Andrew Jarvis and Pembroke Assistant Captain Justin Felhaber before the start of the Braves-Lumber KIngs game at the memorial centre on Friday, Feb. 3. In the background assisting Schooner is Brad Craig-Pettem. The home team went on to win the game 4-1.

The Aeros appear to have a decent shot at moving up a spot as the CCHL Tier 2 playoffs near. Athens and Westport have been jockeying for position in the final stretch of the regular season. The two teams faced off against each other in front of a large crowd at Centre 76 on Saturday night. The Rideaus scored early in the first period, but the Aeros drew even early in the second. After that, the visitors scored four consecutive goals in the middle frame. Athens had cut the lead in half by late in the third period, but Westport sealed the deal with an empty-netter with 54 seconds left in regulation to win 6-3. The Aeros outshot the Rideaus 38-26; Lee Spurgeon made 35 saves for Westport and was named first star. Garry Smith had two goals for the visitors and was selected second star. Anthony Scattolon picked up an assist for Athens and was named third star. The victory gave the Rideaus a onepoint lead over Athens in the standings, but the Aeros had three games in hand and Westport only has one game left in the regular season. Athens (22-13-4-5) has two home games this weekend. The Aeros will

Melissa Hillier is leaving United Way of Leeds Grenville United Way Leeds and Grenville has announced the upcoming departure of its Executive Director, Melissa Hillier. "At this time, the board is taking a step back to look at our strengths and our opportunities for growth, so that United Way Leeds and Grenville can continue to make the greatest impact possible on the most pressing social issues experienced in our community," president Shawn Souder stated in a release issued on Monday, Feb. 6.

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Hillier will be moving to Seattle to join her husband, Dr. Matthew Rodrigues, as he pursues his career in cancer research. "I would like to thank this amazing community for their continued generosity and their support of the United Way," she said. "I know that it has been tough for organizations to meet their targets, both in Leeds Grenville and the surrounding communities. However, I am very proud of the staff and volunteers

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"I have seen first-hand how committed the board, volunteers and staff are to changing lives locally; I will be cheering them on from Seattle," Hillier added. Hillier succeeded longtime local United Way executive director Judi Baril following her retirement in March 2015. Another longtime United Way Leeds and Grenville staff member, Crystal Sled, left the organization late last year to work for CPHC.

welcome the Royals from Richmond on Saturday night, and Prescott will visit Centre 76 on Sunday night. Both games start at 7:30 p.m. Brockville opened the week at home against Prescott on Wednesday night. The Tikis took a 3-0 lead into the third period and ended up winning 4-1. Tom Callaghan scored twice for Brockville and added an assist; he was named third star of the game. First star Adam Van Ettinger had a goal and three assists. Curtis Stewart made 27 saves in net for the Tikis, who outshot the Flyers 38-28. Brockville travelled up the valley to Renfrew for a Friday night game with the Timberwolves. Van Ettinger set up Callaghan for the Tikis' only goal of the game in the 3-1 loss. The visitors managed to outshoot Renfrew 29-22. Brockville (17-26-1-0) hosts CharLan on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7:45 p.m. The Tikis will then travel to Arnprior to take on the Packers on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Prescott went on to host Renfrew on Saturday night. The visitors were ahead 3-0 early in the second period when Brett Van Stralen put the Flyers on the board. His second of the night came early in the third after the Timberwolves had regained a three-goal lead. Devon Burns brought Prescott to within one, but Renfrew added a pair of insurance markers and won 6-3. First star Cameron Scissons scored twice for the Timberwolves. Van Stralen was named second star. Prescott captain Carson Pickup had three assists. The seventh-place Flyers (12-26-61) host Perth at the Leo Boivin Community Centre on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. before heading to Centre 76 to take on the Aeros the following night. The CCHL2 regular season ends on Sunday, Feb. 26.

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