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The CLE Family Fair celebrates another successful year /13

Ryan Hughes named deputy chief /3


Red Rock Folk Festival a hit with artists and fans /14

Border Cats looking ahead to next season /16



AROUND AND AROUND: The CLE Family Fair celebrates another successful year, with more than 55,000 people enjoying the warm weather and fun rides over the past five days.

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$50K reward in Dryden homicide DRYDEN By TB Source Staff


olice are looking for any information regarding the disap­ pearance and death of Henry Stone­Arnold, a 28­year­old P Dryden man who police believe was murdered in August of 2018. Exactly one year after he was last seen, Dryden OPP hosted a press conference on Thursday to update the public, and announced a $50,000 cash reward from the provincial govern­ ment for anyone who has information regarding Stone­Arnold's death. Stone­Arnold was last seen on Aug. 8, 2018 at about 11 p.m. and police say he was believed to have been in the Dryden area at the time. His vehicle was later located on Highway 594, about one kilo­ metre west of Dryden. On Aug. 17, 2018, OPP officers located human remains on a private property on Trist Road in Van Horne Township, located just outside of Dryden. A post­mortem examination conducted by the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service in Toronto determined the remains to be that of Stone­Arnold.



CASH REWARD: Police say evidence indicates Stone-Arnold was murdered and that his body was intentionally damaged after his death. Police say the evidence collected and examined during the autopsy and police investigation, indicates that Stone­Arnold was murdered and that his body was intentionally damaged after his death. Criminal investigators and other specialty units have continued the homicide investigation under the direction of Detective Inspector Randy Heida of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch.

Fort Frances nurse charged with seconddegree murder in 2015 suspicous death FORT FRANCES By TB Source Staff Fort Frances woman and registered practical nurse has been charged with second­degree murder following an investigation A into the death of a patient at a local hospital dating back to 2015. According to an Ontario Provincial Police media release issued on Tuesday, an investigation was launched in January 2015 after the Rainy River District OPP received information regarding the suspicious death of Hermina Fletcher as well as a theft from La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances.



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The investigation was launched following a review of Fletcher’s death by the office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario. As a result of an investigation by the Rainy River District OPP Crime Unit and the Criminal Investigation Branch, 34­year­old Lindsey Coyle of Fort Frances was arrested and charged with second­degree murder, criminal negligence causing death, theft, breach of trust, and uttering forged documents. The investigation stems from Coyle's employment as a registered practical nurse at La Verendrye Hospital. She remains in custody pending a bail hearing.

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NEW ROLE: Ryan Hughes was sworn in as deputy chief with the Thunder Bay Police service by Justice Dino Digiuseppe during a ceremony on Thursday at the Thunder Bay Courthouse.

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of work to do.” According to Celina Reitberger, chair of the Thunder Bay Police Services Board, six people interviewed for ith Ryan Hughes stepping into the role of deputy the position and many more applied. But the hiring chief with the Thunder Bay Police Service, the committee found that Hughes stood above the rest. “I think his experience speaks for itself,” she said. police chief and Police Services Board chair believe his 21 years of policing experience will provide the Service “He’s done a lot of very important work for the force with the stability to move forward, and having been a and he is the best man for the job. No doubt about it.” Prior to being sworn in, Hughes participated in a long­serving member of the local service, the knowledge smudging ceremony in the Indigenous People’s of where it needs to go. Courtroom, which Reitberger said speaks to his “I think that from a standpoint from the organ­ dedication to reconciliation. ization, having someone from within really “He’s very sympathetic. He’s very open to offers strong qualities and understands the journey we have been on and where we need to “My goal was moving forward,” she said. “I was very pleased with the smudging ceremony he agreed to go,” said Thunder Bay Police Service chief, to go as attend. It was very moving. It was an exercise Sylvie Hauth. “I think that will bring to the table high as I can in reconciliation and I am very pleased he was a very strong skill set.” part of that.” Hughes was officially sworn in as deputy and deputy Hughes said the relationship between the chief during a ceremony at the Thunder Bay chief was a Police Service and the Indigenous community Courthouse on Thursday. goal.” is important and he wants the service to be Having risen through the ranks with the RYAN HUGHES transparent and accepting of all cultures. Thunder Bay Police Service and the York He is also hoping to make other changes that Regional Police, Hughes reached the rank of would make the Police Service a more efficient detective inspector with the Criminal organization. Investigation Branch, but he said the goal of “Throughout my career as I was moving up through the deputy chief was only something that recently entered ranks, I saw changes I wanted to make and I wanted to his mind. “When I was in high school and a kid, I just wanted to provide support and the tools for the officers to make an be a police officer arresting bad guys,” he said. “Did I efficient police service,” he said. “Those will be deci­ ever think I would be deputy chief? No. Within the last sions I will make in the near future. We want to serve the several years with the hard work and my experiencing public to the best of our ability. We want to be trans­ different things in society and the work environment, my parent and continue to work hard for all community goal was to go as high as I can and deputy chief was a members and make Thunder Bay feel safe.” Reitberger said she anticipates there may be some crit­ goal.” Don Lewis was serving as the acting deputy chief since icism directed at the Police Service and the Board for former police chief, J.P. Levesque, retired in April 2018. hiring internally, but she believes the hiring committee Lewis himself retired in May of this year and Hauth said selected the best candidate for the position. “I thought about the past and hiring people from out of she is relieved to have the position permanently filled. “It’s nice to have that second­in­command with me so town in the past and it always hasn’t been the great we can bounce off ideas and work together,” she said. “I success that people some to think that someone from think it offers to our service a lot of stability. It gives us outside can do a better job or someone from outside the opportunity now to work as a team in tandem toward can take over and shape us all up,” she said. “We are common goals and getting organized and moving going to shape ourselves up and I am very confident forward. That stability will be important. We have a lot Ryan will have a role to play in that.” By Doug Diaczuk - TB Source



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City okays cannabis storefront policies CITY COUNCIL By Matt Vis - TB Source city has set guidelines for where any future storefronts should be located, though it Twon’thecannabis have final say. Thunder Bay city council on Monday night approved a policy developed by administration that will guide the municipality’s response for any applications to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario for a brick and mortar pot shop licence. The Progressive Conservative provincial government last month announced that Thunder Bay would be one of five northern cities that will have a private cannabis storefront during the second round of pot shop openings, after Northwestern Ontario was shut out during the first round. The city’s policy recommends that storefronts not be located within 150 metres of identified sensitive use areas, which include parks, recreational facilities, community centres, libraries, social support and treat­ ment facilities and watercourses. Provincial legislation only requires dispensaries to be at least 150 metres away from schools. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission provides municipalities and the general public with a 15­day window to provide submissions in response to licence applications. Thunder Bay city manager Norm Gale, who sits on an Association of Ontario Municipalities reference group, said despite the city enacting a municipal policy, the final decision about whether a licence appli­ cation is approved is out of the city’s hands but was


complimentary of how the province has consulted with the group. “It’s not our decision,” Gale said. “We have zoning bylaws that influence this but all this is, is (council) directing (city administration) on how we give input to the province once they ask for input when they’re considering site selection.” The city’s policy also recommends that storefronts not set up shop in primarily residential neighbour­ hoods. City administration created a map that marks sensitive use areas and outlines suggested appropriate areas for a storefront, which include the Intercity zone and other established commercial areas. Coun. Brian Hamilton (McKellar), who along with Coun. Aldo Ruberto (At­Large) voted against the policy, said there seems to be a demonization of cannabis. “You can get alcohol nowadays at every liquor store, not that I want a weed store on every corner but for me personally I would like to let businesses set up shop,” Hamilton said. “It’s kind of frustrating the downtowns would be exempt from this new map.” Thunder Bay Drug Strategy coordinator Cynthia Olsen, who under the policy will be the lead to provide the municipal response, said the guidelines were created to follow a precautionary approach. “This is based on a public health approach,” Olsen said. “While alcohol is widely available, it also causes the most harms to our society. Based on evidence in our community in the North West LHIN catchment area, the second leading substance of problem identified when entering into a treatment system is cannabis.”

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The Thunder Bay Police Service issued a commu­ nity safety advisory late Monday afternoon regarding 50­year­old Keith Thomas Currie. According to police, Currie was released from an Alberta institution where he was serving time for sexual offences and he will now be residing in an area near Vickers Street and Finlayson Street. There are several conditions as part of Currie’s release, including remaining within his approved address between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., not residing at any residence where children under the age of 16 reside, not be in the presence of any child under the age of 16­years­old unless the child is in a public place and accompanied by a parent or guardian. Currie is not to change his appearance or address without notifying Thunder Bay Police and he will be required to report to the Police Service headquarters. The advisory was issued following a careful review of the offender by police as it relates to public safety and is done so as a precautionary measure.



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HIGH-RISK: Keith Thomas Currie is residing in the area of Vickers Street and Finlayson Street. Police are also reminding the public that even though Currie poses a safety risk, his rights are protected under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and police will act to protect those rights if infringed.

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User fees on sports fields City expects to collect $38,000 through fees for adult and youth organiza­ tions to use fields CITY COUNCIL By Matt Vis - TB Source

night voted in favour of implementing sports field user fees for 19 adult and youth organizations that charge registra­ tion and use outdoor city fields, impacting 416 teams and 6,530 players. The user fees are expected to recoup 40 per cent of the city’s annual operating costs for the fields, which would amount to $38,000. The implementation of the fees would be included and required to be confirmed in next year’s city budget. The plan would require teams with a six to eight week season paying $100, while teams playing between nine and 15 weeks would pay $300 and a duration longer than 16 weeks would cost $550 per team.

Survey consultation Cory Halvorsen, the city’s manager of parks and open spaces, said administra­ tion consulted with the user groups through a survey. “There are some organizations that expressed concerns with the fees and suggested that there should be not be fees applied to their organizations,” Halvorsen said. The report from city administration said just five of the organizations completed the survey. The groups include two adult soccer




sers of city sports fields will likely have to pay a little more next year. UThunder Bay city council on Monday

PAY TO PLAY: A city baseball diamond at Chapples Park will be among the city fields subject to a user fee imposed by the city of Thunder Bay. house leagues, one adult baseball house league, five adult softball house leagues, five youth soccer house leagues, two youth soccer rep teams, one youth football house league, two youth baseball house leagues and one youth softball house league. Rental fees The city already charges a rental fee for Fort William Stadium and the new schedule would have the same rate in place at the rebuilt Chapples Park stadium pitch, which is expected to be operational again next year. Coun. Kristen Oliver (Westfort) asked if the revenue could be directed to field upgrades.

“I just think people would probably see a lot of value if they’re paying the user fee and we’re taking that back and reinvesting it,” Oliver said.

Fee reductions The city would also offer baseball teams that do their own infield grooming and lining a reduction of 25 per cent. The adult men’s baseball league at Baseball Central would be granted an exemption, with the more than 140 hours of labour each week done by volunteers doing maintenance justifying the fees being waived. Coun. Andrew Foulds (Current River) and Coun. Aldo Ruberto (At­Large) were the only two dissenting votes.



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Border Cats gaining fans n the field, the Thunder Bay Border Cats were not that good. Sure, they were fun to watch, but finishing at 24­47, they were only slightly better than last year and had the second­worst record in the Northwoods League. Off the field is where the changes were most significant. With a new ownership group, the club pulled out all the stops in an effort to draw more fans to Port Arthur Stadium. It wasn’t an overwhelming success, but it was a start. Thanks to a pair of crowds that topped the century mark this past weekend, the Border Cats finished with an average attendance of 837 per night. That’s about 14 more a game than last season. It was still last in the league, but there is plenty to be encouraged by. The new ownership group, and hence first­year manager Eric Vasquez, wasn’t approved and hired until late in the recruiting game during the offseason. This time around they’ll have several months more to chase after players, and a pretty decent base of guys who can return for 2020, if they so choose. We fully expect the Border Cats to be back in contention for the first time in more than a decade next summer. Hopefully the team created a few more fans to join them on the journey.


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Jim Kelly was one-of-a-kind Veteran newspaper reporter was a fixture on the local media scene for decades OBITUARY

By Leith Dunick – TB Source im Kelly was a newsman’s newsman. He was one of the last of his kind still working the beat in Thunder Bay. Jim died last Thursday, and may be gone, but will never be forgotten in local journalism circles. First and foremost, Jim was all about the story. He worked a beat like no one else, whether it was following the progress of the new hospital being built in Thunder Bay, tracking down a city hall scandal betting on the outcome of a trial he was covering in court, Jim had no fear out on the streets. I got to know Jim on the job, working in the same news circles for about a decade. I also got to know him and his wife, Anne, outside the job, joining them on a number of occasions on the golf course. Even long after he retired from the Chronicle­ Journal, every summer I get a call from Jim, telling


me someone had dropped out of their weekly foursome at Strathcona Golf Course that week, wondering if I could skip work and join them. I did whenever I could, but alas, the last few times I was out of town or tied up with running a weekly newspaper and was unable to go. Jim was certainly a character. His only mindset on the job was getting the story. Once, when my roommate, a reporter at Thunder Bay Television, was doing a live hit at city hall for the six o’clock news, Jim decided he wanted in on the pre­arranged exclusive interview and walked into the frame, his recorder out. I had to yank him by the shoulder out of the shot. Another time future prime minister Paul Martin was in town, making a pitch to local Liberals for the party leadership. Jim was sitting in the front row of the audito­ rium where Martin was speaking when his cell

phone went off. Not surprisingly to those who knew him, rather than shutting off the ringer, Jim took the call and began having a conversation. Martin, who would go on to win the leadership, was not impressed. I just sat back and laughed. It was Jim being Jim. Jim loved the chase. He was part Columbo, part Bob Woodward and part bulldog. Local officials quickly learned not to try to pull one over on Jim, which, quite frankly, benefited everyone in media. Jim kept politicians and administrators on their feet. They never knew what line questions were coming next. But they knew they’d better have the answers. A graduate of Lakehead University who remained true to his hometown, Jim aspired to be a playwright in his retirement. Rest in peace, Mr. Kelly.


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The fridge door can reveal a lot about an individual By J.R. Shermack Special to TB Source refrigerator is the most Tandhedominant of all the appliances often reflects the personality of the family whose food it chills. It loomed large in all the kitchens of my youth and my fascination continues to this day. I seldom pass a refrigerator without glancing at the front and when allowed, I will often ease the door open to survey the contents. When I grew up with my siblings it was our business to know what was in the fridge and what could be removed discreetly. There was always plenty of good food to go around but even so, we all craved the reassurance provided by a quick glance in the fridge. We invented the FOH report (Food on Hand) which was a verbal summary of the goodies available to eat, sweet or savory, between meals. Now that I am an adult and have a fridge of my own I am not as concerned about the contents and pay more attention to the door. More specifically, I peruse the assortment of fridge magnets, dry­ erase boards, sticky notes and photos that form a busy collage on the front. That assortment of memorabilia, nostalgia and knick­knacks is very revealing ­ some mementos date back to when the refrigerator was

displayed on your fridge door new. Our fridge door features old reveal about you and your family? If your fridge is covered with appointment notices, unused grocery lists, expired coupons and crayon drawings, splashy, drippy magnets from businesses long paintings and a lot of scribbly notes, then you either have kids or closed. It also holds pictures of loved grandkids. Your own personal keepsakes ones, mementos of days gone by and some unusual do­dads that are hidden among magnetic alpha­ bets and Elmo figurines on the hold deep personal meaning. The story told by our fridge door front or lost in the dust under the is similar to millions of other door fridge. If your door is a messy collec­ stories told by fridges around the tion of faded, outdated world to disclose family notes, old receipts and trivia. Whenever I am “What does assorted rude novelty magnets, the book says your invited into someone’s the assemlife may be just as messy. home for the first time I blage being The amount of clutter on snoop among the fridge door treasures to displayed on your fridge door reflects the amount of clutter in your discover a little more your fridge life – a large number of about my hosts. door reveal random crappy items means You can accuse me of about you your life may be in the being nosy but it isn’t and your toilet. really snooping at all – On the other hand, I’ve if there are secrets to be family?” heard of refrigerator doors kept they should be kept that are completely bare, off the fridge door. I’m just trying to get better free from all messages, magnets acquainted – it turns out that many and picture frames. It’s hard to imagine the family people wear their hearts on their refrigerator doors, not their personality that is reflected by the cold, bare surface of a completely sleeves. According to the book, Life at unadorned fridge door. Why even have a fridge at all? Home in the 21st Century, most As for me, I continue to peruse families have “rather dense and layered assemblages of ephemera interesting refrigerator doors and I am always on the lookout for on the refrigerator”. The book contends that the revealing tidbits among the eclectic messages on your fridge “ephemera”. Snoop out a few doors yourself door provide a window into your and discover what the fridge family’s “fridge personality”. What does the assemblage being knows.



LIGHTING UP THE SKY The CLE wrapped up its final day on Sunday with a spectacular fireworks display over the fair grounds.

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Art Widnall Pool seeing busy summer The remaining east end outdoor pool is experi­ encing 42 per cent increase in attendance following the closure of Dease Pool T H U N D E R B AY By Matt Vis - TB Source

city’s east end. This summer marks the first year people have not had the option of going to the century­old Dease Pool, which was closed by Thunder Bay city council last December. A report by city administration had previously said there were 3,300


hot summer and closure of Dease Pool have made for a busy season A at the other outdoor pool in the FUN IN THE WATER: Children swim in Art Widnall Pool on Friday. swimmers at Dease Pool during its entire eight­week season last year. The nearby Art Widnall Pool in Minnesota Park has experienced a 42 per cent increase in attendance so far this summer, city community

services manager Kelly Robertson said on Friday. Robertson said while the pool has been busier there haven’t been any capacity issues. “We haven’t had to turn anybody

away. We haven’t reached capacity at any of the outdoor pools this summer,” Robertson said, adding the only shutdowns of the pool this year have been due to the threat of thun­ derstorms or a power disruption.

“All of the aquatic venues, even including the beaches, in my opinion are having healthy attendance this summer and staff are working hard. It’s great to see people out enjoying our aquatic venues.” Robertson said there has also been on eleven per cent usage increase at Heath Pool, which she suggested could be at least partially attributed to the indoor Churchill Pool being closed this season by the demolition of the former high school. City staff have implemented enhanced programming in the Dease Park area this year following the pool closure. Robertson said the playgrounds program is offered three days per week and a youth move program is available twice weekly. “It’s the first year of this program­ ming so it’s positive that it’s growing and I’m hearing positive feedback about that,” Robertson said.

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EXPRESSING CONCERNS: Ontario Minister of Children, Community and Social Services Todd Smith speaks at a meeting in Thunder Bay on Wednesday.

Minister hears concerns Local autism concerns brought forward to Minister Todd Smith T H U N D E R B AY By Matt Vis - TB Source ocal parents of children with autism are hoping their voices have been heard as the province goes back to L the drawing board to again develop a new strategy. A handful of parents met with Children, Community and Social Services Minister Todd Smith on Wednesday morning in Thunder Bay, as Smith travels across Northern Ontario on a listening tour this week to gather feedback as the Progressive Conservative government formulates its second attempt to revamp the Ontario Autism Program. Smith last week announced that the government would be putting a needs­based model in place, reversing course from significant changes it made earlier this year to directly give families money based on their income and age of their children rather than fund regional service providers.

Changes by Ford Those changes, which the Ford government claimed was meant to clear massive waiting lists, were the subject of outrage from parents, who said the funding wouldn’t cover treatment expenses and that there wasn’t enough capacity from providers to access services. The minister, who took hold of the portfolio only five weeks ago after a summer Queen’s Park cabinet shuffle, said it’s important for him to hear from parents and service providers to learn why previous programs haven’t worked. “It’s really important that the service that kids are receiving matches the level of severity of their autism. What we’re going to do is help as many kids as possible within the $600 million envelope of funding,” Smith said. “We should be able to help an awful lot of kids in the future. This is a program that will have to be sustainable. We don’t want to be back here a year or two from now developing another program.” The government in May announced the establishment of a 20­person autism advisory panel, which is tasked with making recommendations to Smith for the creation of the revamped Ontario Autism Program. Anne Antenucci, the mother of a seven­year­old with autism, appreciated the opportunity to have the in­person


meeting with Smith after what she described as an “imper­ sonal” telephone call­in consultation with former minister Lisa MacLeod. But the lack of Northwestern Ontario representation on the advisory panel is concerning, Antenucci said, adding that the availability and capacity of service providers is a particular issue in the region. “When you have a child with autism, you can’t just hire the girl down the street to come and take care of them,” Antenucci said. “You need to have somebody who has specialized care and specialized knowledge. That can get pricey and also we just don’t have the capacity of the service providers here for that. Giving us a ton of money – as much as we appreciate it – it doesn’t do anything here in the north when you don’t have the providers to provide that service you can pay for.” Smith said he has heard “loud and clear” about the diffi­ culty accessing services. “If it comes to providing some incentives to people to come to Northwestern Ontario, to commit to staying here for a period of time to ensuring kids get the treatment, that’s something the panel and our team will have to look at,” Smith said. The changes, which included defunding for regional service providers like Child and Community Resources, created uncertainty and a sense of destabilization.

Loss of staff Sherry Fournier, executive director of Child and Community Resources, said the organization which covers the Thunder Bay, Rainy River, Kenora, Algoma, Manitoulin and Sudbury districts lost nearly half their staff and their presence in many smaller communities. Fournier said she gave Smith a briefing note and is confident the organization can meet the needs of 1,200 children across their coverage area. “We have to build a program that allows parents to move in, move their child in and out of the system when they need it,” Fournier said. “We also need to rely on the evidence the experts have so that tells us who should get what when. We can do this, if given the opportu­ nity.”

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By Michael Charlebois - TB Source the fact that one of Thunder Bay’s most festivals revolves around drink­ Iingfbeloved beer surprises you… well, it shouldn’t. The people of Thunder Bay love craft beer, but according to Jon Hendel, co­chair of BrewHa Craft Beer Festival, the event is becoming something more. “It’s definitely not just a beer festival. It’s a craft beverage festival.” Hendel said organizers have made a concerted effort to diversify the drink selec­ tions, and have included more spirit beverages, soda blends, and ciders. That way there’s something for everyone. On Saturday, during the afternoon session of BrewHa at Marina Park, there were hot temperatures, sunny skies, workers that were still a little hungover from the night before, and plenty of drinks to be had. Blair Hagman, president of Manitoulin Brewing Company, made his first appear­ ance at the festival this year. He said the 10­hour­drive from Manitoulin Island, Ont. was well worth it. “It’s quite popular, actually. It was some­ thing we really wanted to get to as soon as the brewery was established,” Hagman said of BrewHa. Despite the fact the Elgin Street Craft Beer Festival in Sudbury is located about 1,000 kilometres closer, and is held during

the same weekend as BrewHa, Hagman opted for the Thunder Bay experience. “It’s a beautiful drive to come here. We want to have a good presence in Thunder Bay because we have our products here, so we want to talk to the customers that enjoy our beers.” Like many out­of­towners, the idea is to give residents a taste of the place they come from. Manitoulin’s flagship beer, Swingbridge, is named after the Little Current Swing Bridge that connects Manitoulin Island with the Ontario mainland. The most popular for the festival, however, is the Small Batch Lemon Weiss which combines the brewery’s German wheat beer with lemon. “That’s going well today because it’s sunny. People want something refreshing,” Hagman said. As for the locals, BrewHa has become a tradition for many. They say BrewHa is one of Thunder Bay’s best events for a number of reasons. “I really enjoy finding beers I otherwise wouldn’t try. Every year I find a beer that becomes my go­to beer for the year,” Jeff Vandahl said. “I think it’s the beer, the friends, and the sunshine. It's a simple formula,” Stephen Holloway said. “We’ve been to brew festivals in

Toronto… and (BrewHa) just has a good feel to it,” Sandra Reith said. “They’ve got really good local food vendors. Without the food it wouldn’t be as enjoyable. I like to pair some food with all this beer,” Vandahl said. “And then afterwards we’re downtown, you can walk to any restaurants down here and a lot of them feature beer that has been down here,” Reith said, referring to the Tap Takeover. “That’s really cool, because it’s all places we like to go throughout the year anyways, but it’s just a little unique.” Vandahl said. “It’s not the beer gardens feel. When you go to (other events), there’s a beer tent. Everybody here is just out having a good time, having a beer, and mingling. It’s not isolated.” With all the positive reception, it’s no wonder why 4,500 people sell out the festival each time. When asked what the secret ingredient is, Hendel said, “breathing room, man.” “We could sell a lot more. We sold out two weeks ago. We could have sold a lot more but it’s nice to not seem claustro­ phobic. It’s nice not to wait in lines.” Hendell said if the city could offer a larger venue, they’d like to see the festival expand in the future, but for now: “We’re just going to stay around this size. We like it.”

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Local car wash offers clean solution ENVIRONMENT By Michael Charlebois - TB Source

Central Car Wash. Luckily, there's a consumer service tailored directly for those with a dirty car that is also environmentally friendly. Washing your vehicle is a little more hazardous than just bringing it to a car wash, said Craig Loverin, who happens to be the general manager of the Central Avenue car wash. “When your car is driving around it’s picking up a lot of stuff around town,” Loverin said. “When you go to wash that off, it goes back onto your driveway and into the storm system. What we’re trying to explain to people is that water doesn’t get treated. It ends up back into Lake Superior.”


you are washing your car in the to save a couple bucks, it Imayfdriveway be a net negative, according to

KEEP IT CLEAN: The 'Keep it Clean' campaign warns residents of the environmental risks of washing your car at home. Protecting Thunder Bay’s great lake is the motto behind the ‘Keep it Clean’ campaign which encourages people to

come in and get a car wash instead of the D­I­Y approach. In terms of cost, Loverin claims the

amount of water and soap products used will end up costing the consumer more in the long run if they wash their car at home. “If you wash at home you’re going to use more water. We’re trying to conserve the amount of water we’re using. The difference between home and here is that we use high pressure systems.” There is no bylaw in Thunder Bay regarding washing your car at home. Other cities, like Calgary and Vancouver, have restrictions. Loverin also claims Central Car Wash has the most technologically advanced equipment to properly dispose of chemicals. “We updated our equipment in 2009, but we’ve also made upgrades during that time,” he said. EcoSuperior Runs a ‘Keep it Superior,’ campaign and they were on hand at Central Car Wash on Friday to support the initiative.

The program informs the public ofthe role of storm drains and the impact on our ecosystem, said program coordinator Ashley Priem. “Storm drains reduce the risk of flooding in times of intense rain," Priem said. "But they don’t connect to a sewage treatment plant at all. They basically connect directly to our local streams, rivers, and lakes.” Part of the campaign encourages residents to use commercial car washes. Priem said the run­off can affect and harm fish, wildlife and reduce the overall water quality of Lake Superior. While Lake Superior is one of the cleanest lakes in the world, collec­ tive effort is needed to maintain that status. “We know that it’s key. It’s our source of drinking water so it just makes perfect sense to make sure our water quality is always high,” Priem said.


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The love of exploring out on the open water to explore. Sometimes it takes the form of going for tromps on our Iland;love sometimes it can be while driving; once in a rare while it is in a canoe or motorboat. We have a constant around which our schedules rotate: the care and feeding of our horses. You can’t just up and leave for the entire day without securing someone to do the feeding while you are absent. Luckily, we have two adult children upon whom we can usually count if their schedules permit. This past weekend, we managed a day in our boat on our favourite lake, Northern Lights. Each time we have gone there over the past two summers, we have deliberately chosen a part of the lake we’ve never explored. I have been on a fair chunk of the water but years and years ago and by canoe. Now I search out areas that would take me a full day of paddling (provided the winds co­operate) that take a mere ten to fifteen minutes by motorboat. So, Saturday was a perfect day with

FRED JONES RURAL ROOTS very little wind and sunny. Off we jour­ neyed with a packed lunch and a destination: South Bay of Northern Lights Lake, a bay I’d never before visited. It is very narrow until you reach the end when it opens up. That whole area was burned back in the ‘90’s. You see tall trunks of what were once magnificent white pine. Now poplar cover that shoreline with occa­ sional pine that escaped the fire. We very slowly explored but when we thought that we’d reached the very northern end, it appeared that there was a narrow opening leading into another bay. The map however, indicated that there was no narrow opening.

It was quite puzzling: What we were seeing didn’t seem to match what was on the map at least at the end of the bay. Upon further inspection of the map back home after our trip, I realized that perhaps we had not gone to the end of the bay and that what we took to be the end was, in fact, a very large island with a smaller one to the north that narrowed down. Beyond was more of the original bay. I will have to go back and do a more thorough search one day. I have written about taking our pooch, Baxter, for a walk (oh, how he loves doing that) into the southern part of the property that once consisted of culti­ vated fields. Now nature is slowly reclaiming the area with beautiful pine trees. I had wondered just where the original edge of the field was located and idly wandered back among the trees when suddenly I stumbled upon an old spring harrow, now fallen apart with a poplar tree growing up through it. Obviously it had been abandoned when they stopped farming in the early ‘60’s.

Since then, I have spotted one of these farm implements while driving to town. It is complete and not wrecked like the one on my property and that allowed me to see what mine would have looked like. On another walk a couple of years ago with my wife, Laura, this time on one of our riding trails that leads up into the hills behind our place we discovered Chanterelle mushrooms growing under young balsam trees. These are gourmet mushroom much prized. Unfortunately, I didn’t know that you must cut the mushrooms and not pull them if you want more the next year. Where we originally found them they no longer pop up but after we learned to cut and not pull, that area still produces. The other strange thing we found up there was a long two­inch hose mostly buried but running down the hill. I haven’t bothered to excavate but I was told that the hose was part of a moon­ shine operation. Wow! There was once a still in them hills! The hose is

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mostly rotted now but what a tale to tell! And, of course, it is berry­picking season. We learned that we have three large Saskatoon bushes at the front of the property. We trooped there the other day and managed to pick enough berries for Laura to make two berry pies. However, many more berries on those bushes were not yet ripe. “They’re late this year,” Laura announced. There are also blueberries up in the meadow just past where both hose and mushrooms are located. I walked there with pooch two weeks ago to see that while there were berries in abundance on the bushes, they weren’t anywhere near ripe. Perhaps they are now. Again, a neighbour who loves picking berries agreed with Laura saying the berries are late this year. Alas, summer is rapidly scooting by. We hope to get out in the boat (horses and weather permitting) before we have to store it for the winter. I want to re­explore South Bay.

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AROUND AND AROUND: Kids couldn’t help but smile on the many rides at the CLE Family Fair.

CLE celebrates success T H U N D E R B AY By Doug Diaczuk - TB Source

ing another successful Family Fair. “I would say very successful,” said CLE president, Al Law. “The whole entertain­ ment package was good. The four main stage band acts went really well. I would say all areas are up. Attendance, all the vendors are happy.” The Family Fair opened last Wednesday and wrapped up on Sunday with the Sensational Hot Rods taking to the main stage followed by a fireworks display. According to Law, the musical acts were a huge hit and brought in a diverse crowd, even if they were geared toward an older audience. “The main stage entertainment with those four acts from Wednesday and even tonight you would say is for the older crowd, but there were some millennials in there,” he said. Law said the Fair brought in more than 55,000 people throughout the five days, which is on par with previous years. And as with every year, there were some


ith great weather, entertaining per­ formances, and fun rides, the W Canadian Lakehead Exhibition is celebrat­

DARING FEAT: Ryne Stone performs the near impossible trick of getting out of a straight-jacket while balancing on a board. minor hiccups, but Law said there were no real issues that could not be handled. “There are little things. There’s always little fires you have to put out,” he said. “There’s a little bit of alcohol confiscated by security, a little bit of drugs confiscated.

If there are issues, security have the authority to escort them off the grounds.” There were also some concerns by fair­ goers that advanced ticket sales ended on Sunday as opposed to Tuesday, but Law said it worked out well for both the CLE and Metro. “If there was a hiccup, a few calls regarding that we stopped advanced sales on the Sunday instead of the Tuesday,” he said. “It worked out perfectly for Metro, that was their idea and it worked out perfectly for us because we were able to get tickets back early and a Grant Thorton representative does the reconciliation of the tickets, especially Metro, and we are able to get that to the Metro headquarters early and that is a benefit to everybody.” Now that the Family Fair has come and gone for another year, Law said the committees will meet to discuss what went well and what can be improved upon for next year, with the planning already underway. “We may look at putting up another shade tent because that was well used this year,” Law said. “We just signed a new five­year agreement with Select Shows and Canuck Amusements. Next weekend they will be at Murillo.”

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A WOMAN AND HER GUITAR: Kelly Zullo and her guitar amazed audiences Sunday afternoon.

Live from the Rock The Live from the Rock Folk Fest was a hit with artists and fans MUSIC

from the Rock Folk Festival, even the youngest of fans. For 10­year­old, Marley McGrath, coming to the or the Guelph­based folk duo, Liv Cazzola and festival for the past several years is a chance to get Braden Phelan, known as Tragedy Ann, returning to together with her family and enjoy the performances. “I love it. We come here a lot with my grandparents and the main stage at the Live from the Rock Folk Festival after making their tour debut in 2016 felt like a bit of a my mom and my dad,” she said. “I really like it because of the all the music and the fun things we get to do.” homecoming. “I like getting to see the different kinds of music “It was pretty nostalgic,” Cazzola said. “I was having flashbacks when we were on the mainstage, thinking people like to do,” she continued. “I really like them about what it was like then and how much has changed all.” For music fans who want to take the experience a little in our lives and in our performance. It was a really further, the festival also offered workshops where fans beautiful experience.” “I think there is an acceptance and a home that we’ve were given the opportunity to work with musicians on writing their own songs. found at this festival,” Phelan added. “There Susan Hagens, who has been to the festival are folks we met at this festival three years ago, coming back it’s like nothing really “It’s very laid every year for the past 16 years, and newcomer, Irene Gonneau, took part in one of changed. We are just picking up where we left back, it’s the workshops, where they worked with musi­ off.” Tragedy Ann was just one of more than 70 comfortable I cians to write a theme song for the festival think is the based on the love of folk. artists to perform during the 17th Annual Live “I think it gives you a chance to interact more from the Rock Folk Festival that opened on word I would with the musicians and really get a sense as to Friday. use to According to festival chair, Laura Foulds, describe it.” sharing why you love the festival with them and having the experience of people who are this year saw more than 2,500 people IRENE GONNEAU really experienced and wonderful musicians throughout the weekend, which is on par with and take your thoughts and put them into song past years. and that is really magical,” Hagens said. “Overall the attendance was great,” she said. But for artists and fans alike, there is always some­ “We had a record number of campers this year, which is really exciting. Overall, I think people had a really great thing special about the Live from the Rock Folk Festival, whether you’ve been before, or are taking it in time this weekend.” This year’s lineup included artists from across the for the first time. “What I love about the festival is the atmosphere,” country and the world and Foulds said what makes folk so Gonneau said. “It’s very laid back, it’s comfortable I great is how diverse the genre can be. “We may not have the big names that everyone is used think is the word I would use to describe it.” “I think intimate is definitely the word,” Phalen to seeing, but one of the great things about folk music obviously is there a wide genre within that,” she said. “A added. “We are given the opportunity to perform a huge hit on our main stage was the New Zealand Group number of times over the course of the weekend so you we had, a Maori group, Māmā Mihirangi and The build a little bit of a rapport with audiences and Māreikura. They were fantastic and a huge fan favourite.” performers going on and people become very familiar There was something for all music lovers at the Live with what we are doing.” By Doug Diaczuk - TB Source


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The TV reboot gets a kick in the butt The original Beverly Hills 90210 was revolutionary for it’s time so it makes sense the reboot wouldn’t follow the norm DeGrassi alumni Shenae Grimes­ Beech. 2019’s BH90210 reboot is … different. Some critics have called it “meta.” It’s a drama, a comedy, and a reality show. Sort of. But in a world where “Emily Ratajkowski shows off armpit hair as she opens up about sexuality” is a headline, the rules of what constitutes entertain­ ment have certainly gone out the window. everly Hills 90210 recently returned (for a second time). B Last time, the reboot focused on a new generation of rich Hillies with a sprinkling of a few of the original characters to boost ratings. It ran for five seasons and launched the American career of Canadian

Confusing premise? So how to explain this show. The reboot stars the original actors playing fake real­life versions of themselves reuniting to play the fictional characters they once played in the original show. Not confusing at all.

Some of the character/actors’ back­ stories are based in reality – albeit with a heavy dose of irreverence. Jenny Garth really has had three husbands. Tori Spelling really has done a lot of reality TV based on her life to support her multiple children. Gabrielle Carteris really did become an actors’ union leader – the execu­ tive vice president of SAG­AFTRA in 2012 and President in 2016. And Shannen Doherty really did have problems with her cast­mates for many years. As for the guys, Ian Ziering really did marry a pin­up model. Brian Austen Green really does have three kids and a wife who’s been more successful in the industry. And finally, Jason Priestly really did have to fight type­casting and moved into

more directing after the show ended. But some fans aren’t thrilled with the new version. Some have taken to Twitter in angst and, in some cases, tears. (Although, you might want to remember that those who watched from its launch in 1990 would be at least in their forties now. So get a grip.) These fans prefer to immerse themselves in that 90’s feeling of twenty­somethings struggling through life with apartments, clothes, and cars no one could possibly afford on their salaries.

Beyond original characters This show won’t do that. Instead, the current inception of the series is about celebrating growing up beyond those characters and the way the world has changed. And about


cashing in on fan nostalgia. (If Roseanne could do it, so can they.) There are also a few hidden jokes for the true fans – not unlike the Easter eggs we enjoyed at the end of the DVD’s we used to buy back when the show originally aired. No, it doesn’t follow the norm of reboots. And why would it? 90210 was actually quite revolutionary for its time. It was a teen primetime soap with real teen stars. It also helped create the summer TV season (which was originally just four months of repeats and TV movies). But now it’s grown up. So give BH90210: The Reboot a break. There is a place in the world for this mockumentary series even if it doesn’t exactly fit the nostalgia of our memories.

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THANK YOU TO FANS: Members of the Thunder Bay Border Cats salute the home crowd after their season finale at Port Arthur Stadium on Sunday

Looking ahead to next season Border Cats hope first year under new local ownership group will be the start of more success BASEBALL By Matt Vis - TB Source goes according to plan, the 2019 campaign been a building year both on and off the Ifieldfwillallforhave the Thunder Bay Border Cats. While the Northwoods League club’s win­loss record during the first season with a new all local ownership group left much to be desired, the organ­ ization is firmly looking ahead to 2020 without any doubt about whether the team will return next summer. “We have a good building block after this year to continue forward,” chief executive officer and general manager Tony DiPaolo said. “This year was a rush to get things in order to get into operations. We feel that we’re ahead of the game already for next year.” A 16­9 Sunday afternoon defeat against the playoff­bound St. Cloud Rox at Port Arthur Stadium closed the book on a 24­47 slate that left the Border Cats with the second­worst overall mark in the league. The new local ownership group, a 22­member consortium, announced late last December that they had formally taken control of the franchise after the previous owners backed away, guaranteeing the continuation of summer baseball in the Lakehead. Officially hired days later, manager Eric Vasquez found himself down a strike trying to catch up not only with fellow Northwoods League squads but competing with other summer collegiate circuits in trying to add talent to the lineup.

“Even though the numbers and the averages don’t homers and driving in 23 runs. “Mentally it challenges you every single day and represent it, we had them out every day working it and getting them ready for the fall,” Vasquez said. you’re facing the best talent in the country in one of “We’re sending them back (to their schools) better the best leagues,” Newton said. “Having that experi­ ence, it definitely prepares you for the next level.” people, better humans and better players.” DiPaolo said the front office intends to bring Slow starts out of the gates in both the first and second halves entrenched the Border Cats in the Vasquez back next year, adding the veteran skipper has a three­year plan for the team. cellar, far out of contention to end a post­ Vasquez, who wouldn’t confirm that he season drought that now dates back more will return but coyly noted that his passport than a decade to the franchise’s champi­ is updated and ready to go, said he has onship winning campaign in 2008. “We have a already been in contact with NCAA Despite the overall record, there were some bright spots. Pitcher Joe Moran, a good building Division programs like Creighton, Long Beach State and Saint Mary’s. right­hander from unheralded NCAA block after “We’ve already talked to coaches before­ Division III Anderson University, repre­ this year to sented the team at both the league All­Star continue for- hand because they’ve known this is a new development. They’re hearing good Game and the Major League Dreams ward.” things,” Vasquez said. “It’s just staying Showcase and slugger Jake Engel crushed ahead of the game a little bit quicker this five dingers to win the home run derby. TONY DIPAOLO time around.” Engel hit six long balls over the course of Though the team had the lowest average his 39 contests, including a pair in his final attendance in the league, the 837 fans per home game on July 12. Given the whirlwind nature of summer collegiate game at Port Arthur Stadium was the organization’s leagues with players seemingly always coming and highest turnout since 2012. Those numbers were going, Thunder Bay had only two players who were boosted by a season­high 1,525 attendance in their on the active roster on both opening day and the penultimate game followed by a crowd of 1,106 for season finale in outfielder Jakob Newton and pitcher the finale. “We’ve had more butts in the seats and people Alex Dafoe. Newton, from Oakville, Ont., was originally have enjoyed the games even though the team didn’t signed to a temporary contract but proved his value do so well,” DiPaolo said. “Traditionally Thunder and earned his keep for the whole 72­game Bay follows winning teams but the atmosphere here campaign with a .292 batting average, hitting three was great.”

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Morrison takes a look back to his roots BASKETBALL By Michael Charlebois - TB Source cott Morrison has always been about one thing when it comes to S coaching. Whether it was during his days building the Lakehead Thunderwolves men’s basketball team from the bottom of the OUA into legitimate championship contenders, or during his G­League stint where he coached the Maine Red Claws to a 35­15 record in his first season as head coach, or his current job behind the bench with the NBA’s Boston Celtics, Morrison has stuck to his guiding principle. “Overall just getting the players in the gym is the main thing,” said Morrison. “Get some reps up and work with whatever they’re working on.”

It’s been six years since Morrison coached his last game with Lakehead, a 50­point shellacking at the hands of the rival Carleton Ravens in the 2013 CIS champi­ onship. But considering where Lakehead’s basketball program had been in the three decades prior to Morrison, a second­place finish in Canada was a remarkable accom­ plishment. Since then he’s rapidly ascended up the professional coaching ladder to land a spot as an assistant on the Boston Celtics bench, making him only the third Canadian coach with an NBA job. Last Friday, the C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse was filled with boys and girls between the ages of 10­17 taking in a rare opportunity to learn from an NBA coach. It was charac­ teristically humid inside, just as it


The former Lakehead men's basketball coach hosted a basketball camp for young players, and took time to reflect on his tenure

BACK HOME: Scott Morrison hosted a coed basketball camp for players age 10-17 on Friday at Lakehead University. was during the times Morrison held summertime workouts with his players. This time, part of Morrison felt as

if it were a playoff game in the middle of winter. “I had a few goosebumps coming in, it’s just nice to patrol the court again like I used to for so many years.” The humble beginnings of Morrison’s coaching career hasn’t changed his opinion of Lakehead. He still refers to the building as one of the best basketball atmospheres in the country. He still plays back the memory of shocking No. 1 Carleton in 2009. And he still misses the daily grind of university coaching. “The main thing I miss is the daily practices, getting up at 6:30 a.m., coming through the side door, dodging some deer on the way here, probably. “One thing about the NBA, is it’s more about the games, more of a business. That’s one thing I miss.”

On Friday, Morrison gave the young hoopers a crash course on a variety of shooting drills, finishing moves, and words of encouragement. “It’s not every day you can have someone from the NBA come in and teach you stuff. Daily habits, handles, footwork, shooting… I just think it’s an amazing experience,” Aiden Dougherty, a 16­year­old from St. Ignatius High School, said. “He was talking about how one of the new NBA players can’t make left­handed lay­ups. That motivated me to really work on my left hand,” 12­year­old Lola Awosika said. “It’s hard to get the next Gordon Hayward in three hours,” Morrison said, referring to the Celtics’ All­Star guard. “But hopefully the kids take home one thing they can work on, or learn something they wouldn’t have heard otherwise.


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In the matter of the Indian Act, R.S.C 1985, C. I-5 and amendments there to and in the matter of the estate of Michael Ross Orwick of Fort William First Nation, deceased. Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Section 8 of the Indian Estates Regulation, THAT ALL CREDITORS, heirs and other claimants having demands or claims against the estate of Michael Ross Orwick who died on April 27 2010 are required to produce on or before September 16th 2019 to S. Orwick (807)708-1739, their names and addresses full particulars and evidence of their claims, statement of their accounts, and the nature of the securities (if any) held by them. AND take further notice that after the last mentioned date the executor will proceed to distribute the assets of the deceased among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to claims filed before that date of any later date determined by Ministerial Order, and the Executor will not be liable for the said assets or any part of thereof to any person or persons whose claims notice was not filed by September 16, 2019 unless the Minister ordered it, maybe later received.

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Call Rob for Spring yard & garden cleanup, rototilling, pruning, weeding, hedge/tree trimming, dump runs Eaves trough cleaning/repair. Clean exterior surfaces siding deck etc. Residential and commercial window cleaning up to 4 storeys, and high interior windows. Insured! Serving Thunder Bay and Area. RJC WINDOW CLEANING & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE 632-2161


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LAWN CUTTING & Odd Jobs, with low rates! For more info call James 623-8829 Norm’s Northern Auto Body and Paint, Since 1984, 903 Northern Avenue. Rust repair specialists, minor collisions, solid repairs for safety check. Mask & spray, any year any make! Tri-coat Specialists 1 part, or 2 part paints! And Antique restoration. Very reasonable rates! All work done on hoists. OR bring your old paint back to life with an industrial 3m cut polish. Come now and beat the rush! Will work weekends! After hours quote appointments available call to book 632-3323.



NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS In the Estate of DOUGLAS GARY TILSON All Persons having claims against the Estate of DOUGLAS GARY TILSON, late of Thunder Bay, ON, deceased, who died on or about February 13, 2019, are hereby notified to send particulars of the same to the undersigned on or before August 22, 2019, after which date the estate will be distributed, with regard only to the claims of which the undersigned shall then have notice and the undersigned will not then be liable to any person of whose claims they shall not then have notice. Dated at Thunder Bay, Ontario on the 31st day of July, 2019. ERICKSONS LLP ATTN RYAN VENN Barristers and Solicitors 291 South Court Street Thunder Bay, ON P7B 2Y1




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CAREER OPPORTUNITY Hair­Stylist / Apprentice Full Time, Part Time Above average wage plus commission and benefit plan Hiring Bonus $1,000.00 No Sundays Please Call

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626­3542 53. GENERAL SERVICES Fences, decks, sheds, skid-steer work, or any outside project built for you by Octagon Contracting. Call 633-4488 for quick services. SUNSHINE LAWN MAINTENANCE. Quieter cleaner battery powered cutting, trimming, pruning, leaf/debris blowing, windows, eaves, doggy doo, composter install/build, compostables take-away, garden establishment, bundled kindling delivery, shed demo, thrift pick-up, Seniors chore help/rates. Experienced reasonable, fast, friendly, FREE QUOTES! contact Mark 475-5403 TREE REMOVAL SERVICES. In town, rural, at the cottage. ++experience, Man-lift, insured,very reasonable rates, free estimates, and seniors discounts. Call 345-4363



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