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The Creemore


Friday, May 7, 2010

Vol. 10 No. 19

News and views in and around Creemore

Inside the Echo

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TOP RECYCLERS The Nottawasaga & Creemore Public School Green Team, headed up by Mrs. Monahan, has been been participating in a program by Terracycle Canada that aims to recycle waste packaging. Kids at the school deposit their foil wrappers from cookie and snack packs and their foil-lined drink pouches into special bins, which are collected by the Green Team and sent to Terracycle, who pays the school two cents per every package received. Terracycle then turns these hard-to-recycle products into consumer products like pencil cases and tote bags, which can be purchases online at This week, NCPS learned that it is Terracyle’s secondlargest contributor in Canada, handing in 984 used drink pouches and 1,971 cookie and cracker wrappers so far – enough to raise almost $60. Mrs. Monahan is encouraging parents to load their kids up with any wrappers and pouches collected at home as well.

Echo Briefs

Quarry Hearing Underway

The Consolidated Hearing regarding the proposed expansion of the Walker Aggregates Duntroon Quarry got underway in Creemore this week, with most of the first three days devoted to testimony from Walker’s hydrogeology experts. Lawyers for both sides also told the board they anticipated the hearing will now take about 17 weeks, longer than the 10 weeks originally scheduled. The hearing continues daily at the Creemore Arena Hall, with plenty of seating available for the public.

Mother’s Day Breakfast

What better way to treat mom on Mother’s Day than to take her out for breakfast? The Legion will serve a special breakfast from 8:30 to 11 am on Sunday.

by Sara Hershoff Monday’s Council Meeting began with the Creemore Medical Centre’s Annual Report, presented by Service Board chair Don Smith. He reported on the fiscal and physical state of the building, both of which are in good shape. New two-year leases have been signed and tenants will see a rent increase of 3 per cent annually. Smith also reported that the Board continues to work on plans for an expansion of the centre to include additional examination rooms and office space in order to accommodate the anticipated growth in the community. The project is expected to cost $320,000 and was originally planned for 2010, but the delay in the Alliance Homes development leaves the board without much of the income required to proceed (Alliance has pledged $500 to the (See “Council” on page 3)

Skating Club Scrap Drive

The Creemore Skating Club’s 5th Annual Scrap Metal Pick-up Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, May 8 from 8 am to noon. This year the club is also doing a Bottle Drive collecting beer & wine bottles. All donations are much appreciated. Please have scrap out at the curb by 8 am. For out of town pick-ups, contact Shauna Millsap at 466-2913.

Quilters’ Tea

The Mad & Noisy Quilters of Creemore will hold their annual Dessert Tea at Station on the Green at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, May 12. The event will feature a guest speaker, Wendy Spreitzer, who will show her landscape quilting in wall-hangings and clothing. Lots of homemade desserts to follow. Tickets for the evening are $5 each.

SUPPORTING LOCAL MUSIC TD Canada Trust branch manager Sharon Emmett presented Erica Thompson and Sara Hershoff of Friends of the Mad River with a cheque for $500 from the TD Canada Trust Music Fund this week. The group is known for its Avening Hall concerts, which benefit many charitable organizations in town. The money will help pay for costs associated with Friends of the Mad River’s next two shows – Fred Eaglesmith at the New Farm on June 5 and a still-to-be determined Avening Hall concert in the fall. Serving Mulmur & The Creemore Hills for 32 years

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Community Calendar Thursday, May 6 to Sunday, May 23

• Ed’s Garage written by Dan Needles at Theatre Orangeville. See ad below for details.

Thursday, May 6 to Thursday, June 3

• Mad & Noisy Gallery Show for the month of May: “Paper & Porcelain” Hannun Lyn’s porcelain pieces & Loralie Clemmensen’s reduction linocut prints.

Saturday, May 8

• Creemore Skating Club’s 5th Annual Scrap Metal Pick-up Fundraiser from 8 am to noon. This year we are also doing a Bottle Drive collecting beer &

This Weekend

wine bottles. All donations are much appreciated. Please have scrap out at the curb by 8 am. Volunteers are need to help with pick-up.For out of town limit pick-ups, contact Shauna Millsap at 466-2913. • Curiosity House Story Time from 10:30 to 11:15 am. Childtren ages 18 months to 6 years will enjoy stories & activities with Miriam. • Come & Go Tea for Gord Blackburn’s 80th Birthday from 2 to 4 pm at Baptist Church Hall, Collingwood, corner of Pine and 3rd Street. Best wishes only please. • Creemore Minor Hockey Association is holding their annual Elimination Car Draw and Dance

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at Creemore Arena. Doors open at 8 pm, dancing & prizes 9 pm to 1 am. Live music by Fred Hale. Tickets available at the Shell Station or phone Heather at 466-5543. $35 ticket admits one couple to the dance & inclusion in the elimination draws.

Sunday, May 9

• Church Services are listed on page 5. • Mother’s Day Breakfast at Creemore Legion from 8:30 to 11 am. Your choice of a Belgian waffle with all the trimmings or 2 eggs any way you want them with either sausage or bacon, home fries & toast, juice & coffee or tea. $5.

Upcoming Events Monday, May 10

• Clearview Township’s Council Meeting at 7 pm at the Council Chambers. Everyone welcome. • Hospice Georgian Triangle will be holding its 4th in a series of monthly drop-in Grief and Bereavement Sessions at Sunset Manor in Collingwood from 1 to 3 pm. These sessions are designed for adults suffering a personal grievous loss – whether family member, partner or friend.  All are welcome, no registration is needed.  444-2555. • Nia & Yoga with Ayrlie & Jen at the Station on Monday nights starting tonight. Nia from 7 to 8 pm, yoga from 8 to 9 pm. Contact Jen at 424-7450 or • Creemore Union Cemetery Annual Meeting at St. Andrew’s Maple Cross Presbyterian Church at 8 pm.

Tuesday, May 11

• Sara Hershoff & Brad Holden are on 97.7 The Beach this morning between 9 and 10 am to talk “All Things Creemore”. Don’t miss it!

Wednesday, May 12

• Mad & Noisy Quilters’ Dessert Tea at the Station on the Green at 7:30 pm. Special guest is Wendy Spreitzer, a landscape quilter & clothing creator. Lots of prizes. $5 admission.

Thursday, May 13

• CBNA (Creemore Business Networking Association) Meeting from 8:30 to 9:30 am at Just Push Play Arcade. This month’s topic is “Who’s My Customer”. Free for all Clearview and area businesses. • Creemore Curling Club Annual General Meeting at the Curling Club at 7:30 pm. All members are welcome.

Friday, May 14

• Roast Beef Supper at Creemore Legion. Roast Beef & gravy, mashed potatoes, peas, corn, salad, bun & butter, coffee or tea, pie for dessert. Adults $13, seniors $11, children 7 and under $6. Please call 466-2202 by Monday, May 10 to reserve your meal. This is a fundraiser for the Creemore Legion. • The Door in Stayner presents an evening of dinner and theatre. The Orangeville Door Youth Drama Team presents Papa’s Place at 6 pm. Tickets are $25 with a $15 Charitable Tax Receipt available at Stayner Home Hardware or Lemon Lily in Stayner or by calling (705) 428-3733. The funds raised at this event will go to help operate The Stayner Door Youth Centre.

Saturday, May 15

• Town Hall Meeting with Mulmur mayoral candidate Paul Mills. Join Paul for a coffee and share your thoughts at the Mulmur Township Office from 9:30 am to noon. For more information call (705) 4663429, email or check out

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the website • Lawrence Lindsay is turning 80. Join him from 1 to 3 pm at the Gibson Centre, 63 Tupper Street West at Paris in Alliston. Best wishes only. Please join us. • The Hurleyville Taxi, presented by Clare McCarthy at 2 pm with Clare McCarthy, Storyteller with the Dufferin Circle of Storytellers, cartoonist and columnist for the Orangeville Banner and nephew of Howard Hurley documents the life and times of the world famous hog trainer Howard G. Hurley in his recent published book The Hurleyville Taxi: Two Thousand Pounds of Bacon and Bone. Regular Museum admission applies. Limited seating, please call DCMA to reserve your spot. Dufferin County Museum and Archives, Hwy 89 & Airport Rd. (705) 435-1881 or 1-877-941-7787, www.

Saturday, May 29

• Dunedin Perennial Plant & Garage Sale from 8 am to 1 pm at Dunedin Hall. Gardener’s basket draw. Kids’ table & more. Plant donations welcome. Accepting perennials, vegetables & herbs. Contact Tammy at 466-5622 or drop off at 8892 Cty Rd 9. For garage sale information contact Marcy at 466-3690. • Collingwood House Tour. Tour 6 of Collingwood’s most interesting historic homes & buildings from 10 am to 4 pm.Tickets are $15 available at The Crows Nest, Saunders Office Pro both in Collingwood. Presented by Collingwood & District Historical Society.

Sunday, June 6

Sunday, May 16

• Pathways to the Past Guided Walking Tour of heritage sites of historical interest around Creemore. Meet at the Station on the Green at 1 pm rain or shine. Tea and cookies will be served after the walk. Tickets are $10 each or $25 for a family & available at the Echo or Curiosity House or at the coffee booth at the Market from May 22. Presented by Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society.

Monday, May 17

• My Friend’s House 7th Annual Daisy of Hope Putting Challenge. $35 per person or $140 per team of four at the Georgian Manor Resort. To register www. or contact Brenda Rudolf at or call 705.444.2586 ext. 21. In support of My Friend’s House.

• Mindful Eating “Strategies for nutritional healing”. Mindful eating is eating with awareness & intention, non-judgmentally. From 11 am to 4 pm in Singhampton. Taught by Nicole Hambleton. Cost of $30 including lunch, limited up to 10 participants. For more information or to register call (705) 4350302 or email • Passport Clinic at Clearview Township Council Chambers, 217 Gideon Street, Stayner from 2 to 7 pm. Call MP Helena Guergis’ Simcoe-Grey office for details at (705) 445-6762.

Wednesday, May 19

• Creemore Horticultural Society Meeting at St. Luke’s Anglican Church Hall on Caroline St W. at 7:30 pm. “Green Roofs and Living Walls” by Beth Anne Currie. Want to try something different?  Running out of garden space for all those plants you  must have?  Well, think about going up, way up. How about planting a part of your roof or the whole part with plants. Or how about a living plant wall? Have a long boring wall bordering your property? This is a solution for you. All welcome for this very exciting and informative evening.  If you want to grow green, this is a not to be missed evening for you.  For more information, please call Dawn McPherson. At 466-6122.  Refreshments.

Wednesday, May 26

• The G&M Hospital Foundation Education Committee is pleased to sponsor a free seminar Cancer: Early Detection, Prevention, Treatment at The Leisure Time Club in Collingwood at 7 pm. A panel discussion on colon, skin, and cervical cancer and the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV). The panel members are Dr. Michael Lisi, General Surgeon, Dr. Susan O’Toole, Obstetrician and Gynecologist and Dr. Mark Quigg, Family Physician. Time for questions from the audience will be provided. To register or for more information call (705) 444-8675.

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Saturday, June 19

• Creemore Curling Club Golf Tournament at Duntroon Highlands Golf Course 4 person scramble Registration from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Shotgun start at 1 pm. $100 per person includes 18 holes green fees, power cart, steak dinner and donation to Collingwood G&M Hospital Foundation. Dinner only & donation $30. Silent Auction. Sign up as a team or individual. Open to curlers and guests. Entry fee must be paid by June 9 to Paul or Karen Crevier at (705) 428-2616.

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Friday, May 7, 2010 •


Council backs Tory call for Green Energy amendment (Continued from page 1) Medical Centre for every unit built). A start date remains to be determined, though 2011 is now the goal with a fundraising campaign in the works for the fall.

26 Bypass Concerns

A deputation was brought forth by Bob Fisher from the Angus Community of Osler Bluffs Ski Club in Clearview Township’s north-west node on Poplar Sideroad. Fisher presented a petition signed by all of the residents of the road expressing concern for the fate of their community when the Interim Alternative Route for Hwy 26 is completed. The plan for the route – being managed by The Town of Collingwood, with the help of $10 million from the Ministry of Transportation – would see westbound traffic travel along Poplar Sideroad to the 10th Line and then north to Mountain Road. It is the feeling of the concerned residents that without proper measures their road will be inundated with through traffic – visitors who, with a direct view of Blue Mountain, fail to follow the recommended route and continue west putting community members in peril. This group brought forth a number of suggested solutions, including a further reduction to speed limits, load restrictions on commercial vehicles and the addition of stop signs. Their most dramatic idea was to realign Poplar Sideroad at the 10th Line, making it necessary for those wanting to continue westbound to jog south on 10th Line before turning west again. In this way, Fisher said, the northern route would be more attractive to visitors. Deputy Mayor Alicia Savage expressed her gratitude to the residents for their thoughtful presentation and for their willingness to come forth with ideas for resolutions. Steve Sage, the Township’s Deputy Director of Public Works, said many of the

recommendations would be easily instated but that it was important for Council to remember when making their final decision that Poplar Sideroad is not the only road under the Township’s jurisdiction suffering from dramatic increases in through traffic. With visitors now outfitted with GPS systems, many people destined for Wasaga Beach and Blue Mountain are finding alternate routes through the Township, putting additional pressure on Municipal roads with very little benefit to the community. Sage said he would continue to work with the community group and bring forth a report to Council.

Naming Streets for History

A minor report from the Planning and Development Department to change names in the Stayner Ridge Estates subdivision caused a major discussion about the Township’s street-naming policy. Councillor Doug Measures sought confirmation of a resolution of Council in 2007, which proclaimed the Township would use regionally significant monikers to name streets. His request went unanswered as the conversation continued. Planning Director Michael Wynia said the Township has the ability to decide the names of streets, but there would need to be criteria and a process put in place if Clearview were to do so. Mayor Ken Ferguson, having played a major role in the re-naming of many streets during amalgamation, recalled how complex that process became. Most Councillors agreed that defining community significance would be difficult, and Deputy Mayor Alicia Savage pointed out the names could run contrary to builders “branding.” Measures, however, pressed his point with a question to Council. “Are we building a community here?” he asked. “Is it our community or is it the builder’s? Should we name our streets after the children of some developer?”

Councillor Marc Royal said he thought the community significance idea would be well received and most ably aided by local historical societies, but also noted that Edward Webster, Creemore’s founding father, happily named all of Creemore’s streets after his children. Clerk Bob Campbell was directed to try to locate the past resolution and the discussion will continue on this item.

Another Windmill Resolution

Upon urging from the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, Councillor Thom Paterson brought forth information and a proposed resolution on the subject of wind turbines. The requested resolution stood in support of last week’s call by the PCs for an amendment to the Green Energy Act so that no industrial wind turbines can be imposed on a community without its consent. Paterson pushed for the resolution while Deputy Mayor Savage took strong opposition to this idea. It is her opinion that with the provincial government’s firm grip on the Green Energy Act, municipalities can at best be no more than whipping boys – doing the Province’s dirty work of fielding concerns while not being allowed any constructive input.

“We would become part of the fray – I can’t imagine why we would want to be part of that?” She continued that it would be a no-win situation. Councillor Shawn Davidson followed along the same line – citing the Province’s desire to streamline the process in order to meet their targets for reduced emissions. “The government is trying to get things done fast,” said Davidson, stating his belief that the Province has removed municipalities from the process in order to reduce timeconsuming NIMBYism and flipflopping from elected officials who represent their family and friends. Wy n i a p o i n t e d o u t t h a t t h e Township, despite the Province’s apparently autonomous decisionmaking powers, may not be off the hook when it comes to the process and that there are inconsistencies between the strong message that is being sent and the work municipalities may have to do around the process of actual construction of turbines. Wi t h t h a t , C o u n c i l p a s s e d the motion, requesting that the Government restore planning authority to local municipalities, with Savage and Mayor Ferguson voting in opposition.

Arrest made in Jug City robbery

The Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police had some news this week regarding an armed robbery that occurred on April 14, 2010 at approximately 6 am at the Jug City in the Village of Creemore. After an intensive investigation by the Huronia West Street Crime Unit and the Huronia West Crime Unit, a male was arrested on April 29, 2010 for the above crime. Charged with “Robbery with a Weapon,” “Disguise with Intent” and “Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000” is 25-year-old Richard Hunt of Clearview Township. His first appearance was April 30 in Barrie court.

Raid results in marijuana production charges

On April 30, 2010 at approximately 8 am, members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police assisted members of the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau – Drug Enforcement Section Central North Drug Unit in executing a search warrant at an Edward Street East residence in Creemore. with Mulmur mayoral candidate Paul Mills As a result of this search warrant, six individuals have been arrested and 30 small Cannabis Marijuana Join Paul for a coffee and share your thoughts plants have been seized. Saturday, May 15, 2010 Charged with “Possession Schedule II – Cannabis Mulmur Township Office Marijuana” and “Production Schedule II – Cannabis 9:30 am to 12 noon Marijuana” are Robert Hardy, 22 years old, Patrick For more info contact McCallum, 50 years old, Shayla Meek, 20 years old, (705) 466-3429 Shannon Niskanen, 22 years old, Adam Penny, 28 years old, and Tracey Thurman, 41 years old. The “Let’s have an open discussion about the challenges six individuals, all Clearview Township residents, we face, and the opportunities that lie ahead.” have a first appearance date of June 8, 2010 in Collingwood court.

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Opinion EDITORIAL Employees Should be Heard

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This week’s letter in support of the quarry by Sarah Nicoll and last week’s in support of the brewery by Lily White should be looked at in a certain light, since both were written by employees of the companies in question. One could argue that they are similar to the letters that our beleaguered MP Helena Guergis recently ran into trouble over (although, importantly, Helena’s letter-writers did not identify themselves as employees and these two did). However, we feel both deserve to be part of the discussions, especially in these cases. In a small town, controversies like these two cannot be looked at merely from afar. Both Walker Aggregates and the Creemore Springs Brewery employ many people locally, and each proposed expansion will bring more jobs to the area. Employees and jobs are a big part of these debates, a fact that warrants these viewpoints being printed.


Let’s be neighbourly Dear Editor: I am saddened and puzzled by some of the comments I have read in the Echo regarding the possible brewery expansion. Take the issues of “unacceptable brewery noise, smells and pollution,” for example. When the Alliance and MacIntosh developments start construction in earnest, the noise throughout the day over many years of heavy equipment, large trucks and construction tools will make the modest brewery sounds minor in comparison. Construction “dust” will be our most common airborne pollutant. Brewery smells? How often are we reminded of our agricultural heritage when the wind brings whiffs of spread manure and agricultural chemicals? To its great credit, the brewery indicates its willingness to discuss what it might be able to do with its “noise, smell and pollution” challenges. We should be proud of our brewery and not vilify it! It did not sneak into town, uninvited, one night. This is a business which many bright, energetic, and in the early days, brave neighbours in Creemore built from nothing. It proudly carries our name. In many ways, it is ours – unless we decide to push it away. Molson’s has proven not to be the “troll that lives in Toronto.” They decided to let their micro breweries maintain their uniqueness including their location. They have provided capital and expertise to help Creemore Springs grow. They have shown themselves to be excellent “business” citizens in town – and they want to continue to invest here! If we say no, will they stay? I doubt it. How does “Allison Springs Pilsner” or “Orangeville Brook Lager” strike you? Are the excellent people who built and work in this business going to stay if the brewery moves? Have you seen many well-paying businesses move into the region recently? Let’s keep what we have. They are our neighbours, and good ones. We should do what good neighbours have always done: talk together to try to reduce problems. Identify the key issues; CARA’s analysis is a good starting point. Then let’s work hard to find solutions. Bill Mann, 10th Concession, Clearview

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Brewery good; expansion questionable To the Editor of the Creemore Echo: I would ask your readers to consider this scenario – Molson issues a statement that says the following: “We have reconsidered the business plan for Creemore Springs Brewery and have decided that its best future lies in making it a strong, regional craft brewery. We will withdraw our expansion application and show our commitment to Creemore by guaranteeing that the present brewery will remain at its present size and location for at least 15 years. To show the seriousness of our commitment to this guarantee, we will provide a million-dollar security to be paid to the Creemore community if we fail to live up this agreement.” How would the proponents of the expansion react to such a theoretical statement? Would they be upset? Disappointed?  I don’t think so. Which demonstrates to me that the current discussion is not about the merits of the actual expansion but that the expansion is the price that supposedly has to be paid to keep Molson from closing the brewery. I would ask that your readers take a closer look at what is proposed to be built and its effects on the community. To ask why the brewery already has 18 noise sources that exceed MOE standards and has done nothing about them. To ask why there is no study that shows what noise problems, and there will be many, will result from the expansion and what will be done about them. Odour levels already exceed MOE requirements, and brewing 24 hours a day, seven days a week will make that odour more pervasive. Is that

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what visitors come to Creemore to smell? Is it right that tractor-trailers and dozens of delivery trucks travel along residential streets? Will the look of downtown Creemore be enhanced by having a 36,000 square-foot industrial plant with 35-foot-tall stainless steel tanks sticking six feet above the roof of the building? Why does CARA talk about cultural and community space when the lot is already too small for the brewery’s own needs? Setbacks have to be reduced by 60 to 70 per cent. Both the size of parking spaces and their number are being reduced significantly for lack of room. Snow will have to be taken away by trucks after every snowfall since there is no place to put it on the brewery site. That the brewery has been good for Creemore is indisputable. That the expansion considered on its own merits is good for Creemore is highly questionable. And if the expansion is the price that has to be paid to keep Molson from closing the brewery, who is it that has to pay that price? Paul Vorstermans, Creemore Ed. Note: In answer to some questions raised by this letter, Creemore Springs Brewery executive vice-president and brewmaster Gordon Fuller told the Echo that any MOE infractions committed in the past were the result of an ignorance of the regulations on the brewery’s part and a lax policing policy by the Ministry. Fuller said that the brewery is now fully aware of the guidelines and is committed to keeping within the requirements.


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Quarry employee asks for support Dear Editor, I’m writing this letter to express my full support for the expansion of the Duntroon Quarry. I have been an employee with Walker Aggregates in Duntroon for three years, which is not even half the time Walker has spent applying for the expansion license. Now that we are quickly running out of stone resources, time is of the utmost importance. We have reached a crucial stage in the approvals process and we need all the local support we can find.  Walker has supported this community for many years and will continue to do so if allowed to maintain operations in Duntroon. We supply material for local projects, such as roads and new infrastructure, even building schools and hospitals. It’s not us who create the demand for aggregates in our society; we simply provide the quality aggregate where it’s needed. We support the economic growth of the community by seeking out local businesses to work with, whether it be truck haulers, suppliers or rental companies. We even support local garages, even though we have a heavy equipment shop onsite. The continued existence of our operations will provide support to all the local businesses we deal with directly and indirectly, and it will be the community that benefits in the long run. Our quarry employees currently donate

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$10,000 to $15,000 annually to local charities. All of the employees here in Duntroon gladly contribute their hardearned money knowing that it will be going to a good cause. We sponsor local hockey teams so they can have new jerseys and pay for the ice time they need. Every year at Christmas we raise money and buy presents for families who are unable to afford gifts for their children. Any time an employee is running or walking or biking for a charity event, Walker matches what he or she raises from their pledges without even being asked to do so.  A company is only as good as the people who work for it, and we have great people working here in Duntroon. Great people who rely on the continuation of our Duntroon operations. This is not only a job to us, it’s our careers and our livelihoods that are at stake. Most of the employees have been working here for over 20 years and it would devastate them to lose their jobs. I would be devastated to lose my position here, too. I’m not only writing this to show my support for the Duntroon quarry expansion, I’m writing to ask for help. For all of your help. Walker Aggregates is proud to be a part of Clearview Township, and Clearview should be proud to be a part of us, but without your support we might become just a part of your history.  Yours truly, Sarah Nicoll, Dundalk

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• The Creemore Echo •

Friday, May 7, 2010

Creemore Big Heart Seniors Seniors

There were 64 of us out for cards today, and we were glad to have Lois and Robert Walker and Jim Rigney back with us. We were also happy to learn that Bob Veale passed his driving test with Sylvia flying colours. Then we were GALE sorry to learn that Hazel Bellamy had to have some surgery recently. Hope you are well on the mend, Hazel. Then Sharon Harrison, a born emcee, told us a cute joke that we all enjoyed. The 50/50 draws went to “Oh-Me!” Barb Cudmore, Audrey Fines, Carol Faulkner, Bob Veale, Audrey Tidd, Alma Seifert, Ruby Klinck, Ray Bartlett and Marg Hope. Moon shots were played by Alinda Bishop (2), Dave Smith, Ted Underhill, Betty Bartlett, Thelma Lightheart, Roy Veinot, Warren Gale, Peter Gubbels and Dave Smith again. Dave won both the Sidewinders loot and the travelling prize today, piling up his Rama “squandering” money. Well done, Dave. High scorers were Art Bishop 319, Robert Walker 315, Roy Veinot 295 and Barb Pilon 287. Low was poor Joan Monaghan with 56. Absolutely nothing was going right for Joan today, even to the point that she and Wilma Zeggil moved with a score of minus 13. Their opponents, Ruby Klinck and Jim Rigney, also had minus 13, but they lost the card cut to determine who moved. And, in one game Joan and her partner Mercedes Veinot ended up 73 in the hole! I don’t think that is a record, but it is coming close. The hidden score was 181 and, as it was not matched, it will be worth $10 next week. We had a belated Happy Birthday card and a song for Jim Rigney, whose birthday was actually April

13, and we would like to thank Alinda Bishop for donating some playing cards to the club. We can always use them. Last Friday night there was a very well-attended and hugely enjoyed Murder Mystery dinner at the Legion. This was a good meal, put on by the Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and the “murder mystery” was a fun time, with lots of audience participation. A great way to spend an evening. In talking to Wilma Zeggil, it seems that a lot of the Singhampton population were working hard last Thursday night, with half the people digging leeks (ramps), and the other half cleaning them. This was in preparation for their annual “Ramp Romp” dinner, which was held on Saturday night. It is a lot of work to produce this meal, but they do get a great crowd, which makes it all worthwhile. At the dinner you meet up with friends you haven’t seen for a while, such as Florence Bremner and Meg and Bob Stainton. Meg taught school at New Lowell, and Bob is an electrician. They lived in Avening, and built two big houses on what is now Fisher Street. This was, at the time, 100 per cent of the housing boom in Avening! Nevertheless, the houses have been looked after, and have worn well, and they are an asset to our little hamlet. At one time when the Staintons lived here, they had a two-year-old son and a baby boy. The baby kept Meg and Bob up all night, and when Bob went to work, the two-year-old kept Meg up all day. Finally, the lack of sleep became critical, so they took the baby to the doctor, and explained to him that something had to be done. The doctor checked the wee guy out from stem to gudgeon, and he told them that there was absolutely nothing wrong with the baby. He advised them that when bedtime came around, they should feed the baby, change him and put him to bed. They would then have to learn to harden their hearts, and just let him cry.

He would soon learn that crying was not going to get someone to walk the floor with him all night. Well, Meg and Bob went home, and come bedtime they fed and changed the little guy, and put him to bed. Then they went to bed. They laid there, wide awake, steeling themselves for that first cry. According to Meg, who told us about this years ago (So I hope I have remembered it correctly), she and Bob lay awake most of the night, expecting the baby to cry at any minute – and, for the first time ever, that baby slept soundly all night! The group of us that were talking had all spent many nights walking the floor with a fretful baby, so it was easy to sympathize with their plight. It was also easy to get a good laugh out of the outcome. We had a nice bus trip to Rama this week with some of us up and some of us down, but it was a good day for most of us. On the way home, Marjorie Rolfe interjected a “bon mot” that was just a perfect answer to some silly thing we were saying. That gal has quite a good, sharp sense of humour, which we all got a kick out of. Allan Thompson heard some chainsaw noises from the park in Avening recently. When he went to check it out he found the Nottawasaga Junior Farmers group cleaning up the park. Allan was talking to some of them, and he thinks it is great that they have taken on this task. He wondered if I could give them a “Thank You” in the Echo for him. Well, I sure can. First I need to thank Allan for checking out the “chainsaw noises”, and then for letting me know about it. And I think all of us down here would like to thank you young folks for seeing something that needed done, and then going ahead and doing it. Well done! Also I would like to thank Ted Underhill for digging (and delivering) a few nice leeks down to Avening. I haven’t been able to dig for years, so this was a nice treat for me. Thanks again, Ted.

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1912 Technology Local History

Recently I was the happy Telephone Company was recipient of two old record duly organized by about books from Madill’s School a dozen enterprising which was west of Dunedin. farmers and a couple I have been enjoying the list of businessmen in the of names of former pupils. But Dunedin-Maple Valley there was a bonus. Inside one area. book was part of a November Helen “All at once everyone BLACKBURN wanted telephone service. 1964 Creemore Star. And on one page was the last half A line eventually was of a column by C.B. Smith. C.B., built north to the Smithdale-Glen or Bert, was the owner and editor Huron area in 1909 to 1910. of the Creemore Star for close to 30 “When telephone service became years. After he sold the paper to Reg general in rural homes everybody Westbrooke he wrote a weekly column. listened in, no matter whose number In this one he is discussing local was called. There were 12 or more telephone service. homes serviced on the same circuit, “About 1905 the Noisy River accordingly there had to be quite a

lot of phone calls. Our circuit number was 36 and our particular ring was two long and three short. We, of course, memorized every other number on our circuit. The two long and three short rings was so definitely established in my head that I would spring to attention if those rings came on our instrument and I was within hearing distance. “The following experience happened to me about 1912. I was in Toronto, probably attending the Winter Fair. It was urgent that I return home on the morning train which left Union Station at 7 am. I took a room in the Walker House near the station and asked the clerk to all me at 6 am. I was quite

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green and expected I would be aroused by someone knocking on my room door. The hotel had become modern and rooms all had telephones. This is what happened: the switchboard girl down beside the office rang my room number at 6 am. I heard the ring, but was tired and refused to be disturbed. Anyway, I said to myself, ‘our call has two and three so it isn’t meant for me.’ I slept on. The one long ring was repeated several times. At last the clerk came up and pounded on the room door. He said to me, ‘why didn’t you answer the phone call?’ How stupid he must have thought me when I told him it wasn’t the right signal. I managed to catch the train alright but had no time for breakfast.”

Protecting Wetlands – Before It’s Too Late GREEN LIVING

“In one respect every water. n a t u r a l a re a h a s a We t l a n d s p e r f o r m a common uniqueness – it myriad of vital functions takes everyone forever to including providing vital preserve it, but one person habitat to animals and and one time to destroy plants. They also act as it.” – E. J. Koestner reservoirs controlling Glenn For a long time floods and reducing soil PERRETT wetlands have been erosion. given a bad reputation as Purifying water is mosquito-infested wastelands. The another vital function performed vast majority of wetlands in Ontario, by wetlands. Wetlands filter water particularly southern Ontario, have removing contaminants, suspended been lost to agriculture, development particles and excessive nutrients such and other habitat alteration. as phosphates. We t l a n d s a r e l a n d s t h a t a r e Wetlands are an important source permanently or seasonally wet. These of oxygen and they help out with diverse ecosystems provide homes global warming as well as providing for numerous species – including recreational opportunities including many endangered species. bird watching, hiking and canoeing. We are fortunate to have much Unfortunately, wetlands face of the planet’s wetlands. Canada numerous threats including being contains nearly a quarter of the drained for agricultural purposes or world’s wetland area with Ontario filled for land development. Pollution having approximately six percent of from agricultural, industrial, the Earth’s wetlands. Wetland habitat commercial and other sources also in Ontario consists of marshes, threatens the wetlands that remain as swamps, fens, bogs and shallow open do exotic species, artificial changes

in water levels and the removal of shoreline vegetation. Southern Ontario has already lost the majority of its wetlands – up to 80 per cent or more of its presettlement wetlands, resulting in such things as poor water quality, loss of biodiversity and increased flooding. We need to be proactive in protecting the wetlands that remain. If you see wetlands, no matter how small, being destroyed or damaged contact the proper authorities. Contacting politicians as well as educating others is also helpful. If you are fortunate to have wetlands where you live, protect them – usually by leaving them alone. We have wetlands on our property and we leave them alone. One of the wetlands contains a seasonal stream which flows for a short time during


the spring thaw feeding wetlands at the back of our property. There is also a pond on our property. Actually, in recent years it has completely dried out in late summer making it a vernal pool. Vernal pools contain water for part of the year gathering it from rains and snowmelt. Because vernal pools dry out, they don’t have fish populations, making them good habitat for frogs, toads, salamanders and other amphibians to breed and have their young. Wetlands are vital ecosystems which were once common across much of southern Ontario. Ignorance, greed and apathy have resulted in the loss or alteration of much of these diverse and productive ecosystems. It is time to take the necessary steps to ensure that the remaining wetlands aren’t also lost in the name of “progress.”

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Carlee Gowan and Brad Oster

Local kids heading to Nicaragua

St. John’s United Church members Carlee Gowan and Brad Oster will travel to Nicaragua on June 29 to take part in a two-week mission along with 15 other young people and three leaders from the Living Waters Presbytery. They will spend time in Managua, the country’s capital, will travel to the country’s north and spend several days living with Nicaraguan families, and will travel to the town of Rivas, where they will deliver rural health packs to various medical clinics. To help raise funds for the trip, there will be a Lasagna Dinner at the Avening Community Centre from 5 to 7:30 pm on Saturday, May 15. Tickets are being presold at $10 per adult or $5 for those under 12. To purchase tickets, call Brad at 466-2539 or Carlee at 466-2995.

Creative Clay Potters from the Mad & Noisy Gallery were back at NCPS last week, this time helping Grade 6 students make masks and Grade 7/8 students make musical pipes. The arts outreach program is funded by the Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society.

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The Creemore Tree Committee, which is devoted to maintaining and planting trees to keep our village beautiful is

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• The Creemore Echo •

Friday, May 7, 2010

Simcoe West District Women’s Institute Past President, Judy Smith; President, Joyce Millsap; First Vice President, Edith Eedy; Secretary, Myrtle Bates; Assistant Secretary, Eileen Martin;Treasurer, Margaret Clarke; Public Relations Officer and Membership Convener, Eileen Martin; Rose Co-ordinator, Donna Lowe; Advocacy Co-ordinator & Federation of Agriculture, Della Giffen; Financial Examiners, June Mason and Gwen Taylor; W. I. Rep to Simcoe County Museum, Joan Morby; Scholarship Committee, Marion McArthur, Muriel Fisher. The after lunch speaker was Regina Featherstone, a registered nutritionist and holistic practitioner from the Beach Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic. She began by telling us that the Worldometers report that each and every second 310 kg of toxic chemicals are released into our air, land, and water by industrial facilities around the world, which amounts to approximately 10 million tons (over 20 billion kg) of toxic chemicals released into our environment by industries each year. Of these, over 2 million tons (over 2 billion kg) per year are recognized carcinogens. This amounts to about 65 kg each second. These include toxic flame retardants, found in carpeting, furniture, casings for electronic equipment, circuit boards and clothing Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) are a family of fluorine-containing chemicals with unique properties to make materials

The 108th Annual Meeting of the Simcoe West District Women’s Institute was held at the Avening Community Hall on Tuesday, May 4. Dorothy Shropshire welcomed 24 members and guests to the meeting on behalf of Avening Branch. Following the Institute Ode and repeating the Mary Stewart Collect, Cindy Lockhart, Area President, ratified the District Directors. The In Memoriam conducted by Judy Smith paid tribute to two former members of the Avening Branch, Shirley Oster and Joyce Harper. The Roll Call “What are you eating? What’s eating you?” was answered by a member from each branch. The focus was on the food additives and the low cost of junk foods and the increasing dependence in the food production industry of chemicals. Area President Cindy Lockhart encouraged us all to promote the Women’s Institute to our neighbours and friends. Marjorie Bell, Provincial Board Director, brought greetings from Glenys Hepinstal, Area Voting Delegate, who was unable to attend. Marjorie reminded the members of two awards that are available to be given – a Woman Of Excellence Award and a Certificate of Merit. Following the reading of the Nominations Report, the election and installation of the officers was conducted by Cindy Lockhart. The Officers for 2010-2011 are:

Auction Sale for

Elgin Armstrong & Dawson Smith Saturday May 15, 2010 at 10:00am

Emerg(Green)# 936447. From Hwy#89 come North on Airport Road 4 miles to sale on East side of road.

Cows, Tractors, Machinery, Farm Related, Miscellaneous


7 Char/CharX cows with calves at their sides

Tractors - To Be Sold at 1pm

Ford 8N tractor, new clutch, recently redone motor John Deere R72 riding mower with 30” cut


New Holland 352 mixmill; International Harvester 3 furrow plow; 3pth buzz saw; John Deere 446 round baler-13000 bales through-4x4 bales-good belts; John Deere 12ft disc; diamond harrows; Massey Ferguson 124 square baler; post hole auger; IH 4500 16ft cultivator; NH 510 manure spreader; 5ft bush hog; 6ft 3pth grader blade; 3pth fertilizer spreader; pull-type cultivator; 10ft 3pth spring tooth cultivator; 10ft chain harrow; 3 drum land roller.

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5’x10’ utility trailer; large feeder on wheels with head locks; (4)heated water bowls-Ritchie/Franklin; New Idea 40ft trough elevator; 5”x20’ grain auger; hay spear; qty gates-steel/wire/wood-12/14/16ft; barn boards; 12’x6’ bale feeder; qty cedar rails; (4) round bale feeders; (3) calf creeps; barn timbers; Martin automatic head gate; bale spears; (2)stookers; (2)stooker forks; stone boat; water trough; 2 gates with creep gate; flat rack wagon; Woods 3hp feed grinder; mineral feeder; bale fork; 16ftx4” grain auger; chain link fence man gates; steel T posts; electric fence posts; calf squeeze-like new; (14) 16’x6’ roof trusses; (2)plastic tanks; set of metal racks for hay wagon; and lots more!

The 2010 Simcoe West WI executive: Gwen Taylor, Joan Morby, Muriel Fisher, Myrtle Bates, Donna Lowe, Judy Smith, Margaret Clarke, Eileen Martin, Joyce Millsap and Edith Eedy. have lasting neurological and cognitive stain and stick resistant. There are problems. Seven of the twelve deadliest serious health concerns including compounds on earth are used in food increased risk of cancer. Phthalates are production. We are urged to take control a group of chemicals that can make of our food. The best choice is to grow products – usually plastics – softer and your own produce organically. If that more flexible. Also, some of these are is not possible, buy from a farmers’ known causes of cancer. PCB’s and market or co-op and make sure they are DDT are stored in fat and increase in using organic practices. Try to buy from concentration as they move up the food a health food store or choose organic chain. PCBs can have profound effects from your supermarket. Always wash on intellectual development. Children your produce well or soak in a water/ with greater exposure to PCBs have hydrogen peroxide solution. In closing lower birth weights, slowed growth, Regina reminded us once again to be and poorer performance on tests of aware of our food production and made brain development. Exposure to DDT is the right choices. harmful to the nervous system and people The meeting was turned over to exposed to high levels exhibit dizziness, President Joyce Millsap, and ended with tremors, irritability, and convulsions. the singing of the National Anthem. Workers with longer term exposure


Saturday, May 15 @ 9:30am At Lilac Down Farm

3249 Simcoe County Rd 42 (Airport Rd) Creemore To feature

Architectural & garden antiques, antique furniture, farm primitives, tools & collectibles from local estates, farms and collections to include 1899 4-man horse drawn firepumper, horse drawn farm wagon & sleigh, a large selection of old pine doors, porch columns & windows, French and screen doors, iron architectural items, garden & patio furniture, large selection of antique pine country furniture, garden décor, weathervane, iron urns & planters, sap kettles, iron fencing, street lights, vintage lighting, oil lamps, wicker & rustic furniture in “as found” condition – armoires, blanket boxes, washstands, hunt board, coffee tables, porch rockers, bake tables, pail stands, Deacons & porch benches; Persian rugs, 8ft pine store counter, general store collectibles, crocks, tins, wooden boxes, old toys, farm primitives, ox yoke, milk cans, cistern hand pumps, woodenware, butter bowls, buckets, sap pails, gas and oil collectibles, old metal signs, ships lanterns & anchor, estate workshop contents of antique and modern tools, 50amp welder, drill press, scroll saw, chain saw, cabinet maker’s workbench, old pine lumber & mouldings, antique Johnson OB motor, Sears 18hp lawn tractor, yard trailers etc.

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Wheelbarrows; 40ft wood ladder; Tecomaster Rototiller; pine table & 6 chairs; chairs(A); walking plow(A); hay forks(A); log tongs(A); whipple trees(A); steel seats(A); metal sign-“Sweet Caporal”(A); insulated stove pipe; bag cart(A); ice box(A); freezer; chairs; hand well pump(A); wooden wagon tongue(A); wooden wagon box(A); scaffolding 4 sets of 5 ft; rabbit cages; tool chest for pick-up bed; Italian wine press(A); horse drawn garden cultivator(A); plus.

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Note: All equipment stored inside and well maintained. Order of Sale: Wagonloads, Farm related, Machinery, Tractors (sold at 1pm), Cattle Terms & Conditions: Cash or Cheque with proper I.D. on day of sale. Owner and/or Auctioneer will not be held responsible for accident or loss on day of sale. All verbal announcements on day of sale take precedence over written ads.

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An anniversary party creemore dish

Some of you might that is truly what cooking is all remember our big 30th about. If you don’t experiment anniversary party a few every so often, you’ll end up years back, where we with the same old meals you rolled up the rugs, cranked always go for. Variety really is up the music, served up the spice of life. some really good food This week I must give Elaine and had a great time. credit where credit is due. COLLIER Hard to believe another The following recipe was three years have gone Stephen’s idea with only a by but it’s true. This year we decided to few tweaks from me via taste testing keep it simple and do one of our favourite and getting the measurements down on things – plan and cook a meal together to paper, in between a few glasses of my celebrate our 33rd. favourite red wine. The dish turned out Stephen knows his way around a extremely well and was light and easy on kitchen and has made me a number of the palate. It goes exceptionally well with delightful anniversary dinners over the champagne. And before I forget, I’d like years. He likes to be creative – some to send a big shout out to my favourite of his concoctions have been delicious, sweetie whom I would marry all over and others? Well, let’s just say they again in an instant! were memorable for reasons other than Feedback is great and I would love great taste. I’ll never forget the year of to hear from you. I have a new email the Coffee Chicken... it was like Tim address so please note it in your address Horton’s and Swiss Chalet all rolled into book – one! But you never know until you try and Until next time, eat well, live well....

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Sautéed Salmon with Matchstick Salad Serves 4 1 red pepper, seeded 1 unripe mango, peeled 1/2 English cucumber 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) Juice from half of a lemon (about 3 to 4 tablespoons) 1 teaspoon honey or sugar 10 drops tabasco sauce Pinch salt 1/2 teaspoon white pepper 4 fresh salmon fillet pieces 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) Salt and pepper Make salad first: Cut red pepper, mango and English cucumber into matchstick size pieces, about 3 inches long. Place into a medium size bowl. In a blender, measure EVOO, lemon juice, honey or sugar, tabasco sauce, salt and pepper. Add 2 matchstick pieces of red pepper, mango and English cucumber. Blend until smooth and oil has emulsified (dressing should thicken up slightly). Taste and correct seasonings if required. Pour over matchsticks and toss to coat, then set aside. Prepare salmon: In a large frying pan (I used my cast iron one) measure butter and EVOO and melt over medium high heat. Season salmon fillets with salt and pepper, then place in fry pan skin side up. Sauté for approximately 4 minutes until browned on bottom. Carefully flip fillets over and finish cooking to desired doneness - some people like their fish lightly cooked and others prefer more well done. Toss salad one more time and place 4 equal portions on dinner plates. Top with sautéed salmon pieces and serve immediately. Note: The measurements are approximate for this dish so taste and adjust as you go. Remember it was my anniversary and champagne was involved!

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are happy to announce the birth of their baby boy Hunter Dane Rowbotham on March the 23rd at 2:30am weighing a solid 9lbs 2oz. Hunter has first time grandparents Rodger & Carol Rowbotham and Norm & Jan Sandberg smiling proudly and is a welcome addition to the growing families of Great-grandparents Allen & Hella Sandberg (Collingwood), Dorthy Ruthven (Thornbury), Harold & Rene Whitley (Avening) and Willis Rowbotham (Chesley). Spoiling rights go to Aunt Laura & Uncles Jay, Josh &Travis. Thanks to Dr.Marshall and the nurses at Collingwood General and Marine for a quick and safe delivery.

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recruited Chris with hopes Years ago, I decided to the Creemore boy would give back to Creemore anchor his power play. Minor Hockey after Unfortunately for Chris, enjoying so many years the coach soon changed playing the sport. I took jobs and went back to over the managerial duties h i s o l d A l m a m a t t e r, of the Creemore Peewees, Alex Boston College. Chris’ with Dave Scott, a prolific HARGRAVE opportunity was gone. Not goal scorer in his day, as to be stopped, Chris signed coach. This team was no up for the golf management program ordinary team – it was blessed with at University of Guelph and joined the size in the Isaac boys, determination varsity squad. This time Chris was no with the Lundys, Mike Hughes’ grit, longer playing his usual position at Chris Armstrong’s blazing speed on the point. He was made a defensive the back line, potential in a then wee forward, and the team was so good it Sean Conner, the tactfulness of Chris went on to win a national university Emerton and the scoring prowess of crown. Chris also got his degree and Steve Walker. is now highly recognized and regarded Sadly I have to say that under in the golf industry. the guidance of Dave and myself, Today, Chris is coaching his young we underachieved. After a year we son Jacob in Timbit hockey. His other gracefully handed the duties back to boys Jack and Cole have also picked Roy Emerton, who took the squad to up a trick or two from their dad. several provincial titles. The other story is of Steve Walker, All of these kids were great kids Emerton’s teammate on that old and have achieved in their adult Creemore Peewee hockey team. life. Interestingly though, the best I have to tell you that even in those two players on the team went on to early days, I knew “Walk” could score. achieve great hockey accolades and The kid was amazing. In games, I saw the purpose of this article is to inform him shoot with incredible accuracy, you of some of their feats. firing backhand shots top shelf that no Chris Emerton, son of Roy and goalie that age or several years older Anne Emerton, is now superintendent would have stopped. at Tangle Creek, one of the nicest golf Walk got his skills honestly. His courses in the area. At work he might dad Paul was a star hockey player be known for his golf game and job, with the old Creemore Chiefs of the but Chris really was quite a hockey Senior Hockey League. Paul could player. When I coached him he could also slug a baseball out of a park. skate through any team and score at Paul recognized his son had talent and will. He was able to do that for most allowed his boy to go with Emerton to of his career. the Collingwood Blues. After Creemore Minor Hockey, He did well enough with the Blues to ‘Emmy’ as he is affectionately referred get drafted by Orville Tessier’s Owen to by friends became a rushing star Sound Platers. The strangest thing with the Collingwood Junior B Blues happened though. Tessier, who later during the era when his uncle John coached the Chicago Blackhawks, Westbrooke owned the team. wanted him to become a goon. Walk He later ended up with the Barrie had different plans. He quit the Colts and became a star defender for Platers and walked away from all the the Junior A team. Back in those days, opportunities that the OHL offers. He Barrie was not large enough to house went back to his roots and played a an OHL club and the Colts played season with our local Junior C Stayner what is today known as provincial Siskins, scoring over 100 points Junior A. If I can recall, he was and leading the club to a provincial actually captain, had a legion of fans final. and his own hockey card. Chris went The next season the long climb up on to win a Sutherland Cup with the hockey ranks began. Walk moved Barrie, capping an incredible season on to Barrie and helped Emerton and during which the club went the entire the Barrie Colts win a Sutherland year undefeated. Cup. He turned pro the following year, Chris had lots of scouts watching receiving a paycheque from the East but it was Bowling Green, an upper Coast Hockey League’s Wheeling echelon NCAA hockey organization Thunderbirds. The travelling didn’t with scores of championships, that stop there either. He soon switched to took interest. The celebrated coach, the Colonial League with Muskegon who had Rob Blake on his team,


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and Flint, advanced to the famous Rochester Americans of Eddie Shore lore in the AHL, and eventually settled down in Detroit with the Vipers of the IHL. After three years there, with thousands of adoring fans and the ‘C’ emblazoned on his uniform, Walk opted to move to Germany and play with Eisbaren, in English known as the East Berlin Polar Bears, in the elite German Hockey League. Almost instantly, the Germans fell in love with the blonde, blue-eyed scoring dynamo. The Clearview Township boy never looked back after his first season, when he notched

19 goals, 39 assists and 58 points. In his 10 years there, he has won four championships, accumulated 502 points from 174 goals and 328 assists, and been rewarded with a salary that gives him and his family a good life. This season, he netted 16 goals and assisted on 27 in the 36 games he played. His team finished first in the regular season but lost to Augsburger in the fifth game. Neither Chris nor Steve live in Creemore now, but their parents still do. So when you see or think of them, remember they are just local boys who realized their dreams. Dreams can come true.

NDBL says “let’s play ball!” The North Dufferin Baseball League will begin the 2010 season on Friday, May 7. Three games are scheduled for opening night, including New Lowell at Lisle, Ivy at Collingwood Juniors, and Angus at Aurora. Weekend games have Barrie 'B' at Midland on Saturday while Sunday games include Orangeville Juniors at Bolton Juniors, Bolton 'A' at Mansfield, Orillia at Clearview, Collingwood Juniors at Midland Juniors and Angus at Creemore (starting at 1 pm) The League has 13 senior teams divided into two divisions. The East division teams include Aurora Jays, Barrie Red Sox 'B', Bolton 'A' Brewers, Bolton 'B' Braves, Midland Indians, and Orillia Majors. The West division teams are Angus Black Sox, Clearview Orioles, Creemore Braves, Ivy Leafs, Lisle Astros, Mansfield Cubs, and New Lowell Knights. The League also boosts a four team junior division this

year – Bolton Braves, Collingwood Jays, Midland Twins, and Orangeville Bengals. All teams will play a 22game interlocking schedule. In addition to the Annual Victoria Day Tournament and Civic Holiday Tournament hosted by Lisle and New Lowell respectively, Midland will host a tournament on June 19-20 and the Orangeville Juniors will host a junior tournament on June 26-27. The Annual All-Star Game will be hosted by Aurora on July 4. The league executive for the season are president Peter Kinghan, vice president Sean Hayward, past president Allan Brownridge, secretary and statistician Scott Anderson, treasurer Dan Gowan and York-Simcoe representative Paul Carruthers. The League's website, www.ndbl. ca, has the full game schedule with results posted throughout the year.

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New Lowell News Get ready for the huge Pastoral Charge are going community Garage Sale on on a Nicaragua Mission May 8, running from 9 am trip on June 30. They are till 1 pm at the New Lowell sponsoring a Lasagna Supper United Church parking on Saturday, May 15 at the lot. If you wish to rent a Avening Community Centre. table call 424-2871 or 424There are 17 youth and three Sandra 1476. The cost of rentals is leaders participating in this BEDNAREK $10. There will be lots of life-changing experience from good collectables, baking our local United Churches in for Mom for Mother’s Day and other the Northern Waters and Living Waters treasures that you might be looking for. In Presbytery. The youth have been meeting case of inclement weather walk across monthly in Barrie, learning about the the street to the Park Pavilion and the people in Nicaragua, learning Spanish Sale will be on there instead. and preparing for their mission. Their Camp Simpresca is the United Church mission is to bring medi-packs with sponsored camp for our area and on May them to a local hospital. In addition, the 16 at New Lowell United Church you are youth will help fix up a school, visit an welcome to come and enjoy our Camping orphanage and women’s shelter and meet Sunday. You’ll learn about our camp, the street children. They will be staying in a dates, and get an introduction to camping retreat centre in Managua which is the with songs and skits. There will be a capital of Nicaragua.  They will have camping lunch following the service. the opportunity to stay with families Two of the youth from the Creemore in the village for a few nights to learn


about Nicaraguan life. On their return from this wonderful experience Brad Oster and Carlee Gowan will provide a presentation to the Creemore Pastoral Charge.  For further information please call the church office at 466-2200. The Brentwood Horticultural Society reminds you of the Annual Plant sale at the Brentwood Hall on May 22 starting at 8 am. This is a great time to pick up some plants and talk to the experts on gardening. Please mark Saturday, June 5 on your calendar for a day of fun and food at the Community Carousel on the grounds of the New Lowell Public School. It starts at 9 am and you will be able to do many events from dunking tank, book table, bake table, vendor exhibits, games for the children, a food booth, balloons, gifts and much more.  Don’t forget your tickets for the musical “Alice in Wonderland,” presented by the students of New Lowell Public School

on Wednesday, May 26 and Thursday, May 27. Contact the school for your ticket. They are going fast so make that call. I have been listening to some of the practices and you are in for a wonderful surprise that evening. The Seniors invite you to play euchre on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm at the Legion in New Lowell. The Playgroup for preschoolers continues on Tuesdays at 9:30 am. This is a perfect time for moms to chat and children to play and learn some socialization skills . Don’t forget the regular Story Hour at the Library on Thursdays at 10:30 am. All preschoolers are welcome to attend. This program will close on Thursday, May 27 for the summer months. Don’t forget to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday perhaps with a gift, a card, or just a nice hug for the mom, grandma, or aunt in your life. Happy Mother’s Day to all.

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Come & Go Tea for Gord Blackburn’s 80th Birthday on Saturday, May 8 from 2 to 4 pm at Baptist Church Hall, Collingwood, corner of Pine and 3rd Street. Best wishes only please.

6.7 acres within settlement area of Creemore. Enjoy this property now, while holding for future development. $245,000. (705) 466-2683 Royal LePage Patrick Prime &Co. Brokerage.

Is epicure your gift? Treat your guest with the best. Hire a chef. Call Alain at (705) 466-5049 or (416) 9973062.

Lawrence Lindsay is turning 80. Join him on Saturday, May 15 from 1 to 3 pm at the Gibson Centre, 63 Tupper Street West at Paris in Alliston. Best wishes only. Please join us.

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Kutchaw, Corry-Lynn – In loving memory of Corry-Lynn Kutchaw (September 16, 1969 – April 21, 2010). Better known as Coco, Creemore’s own dog whisperer, rubber boots, plaid jack shirt and dirt under her fingernails was her Sunday best. Friday nights, however, this 6’ tall drink of water could stop a room better than anyone. If you ever wanted her opinion, all you would have to do is ask. She never lied once in her life and loved harder than most. Never afraid of hard work, and always seemed to take the road least travelled. Pets, plants, Putter cigarettes were all very near and dear to her. She was our year-round Santa among all the children close to her. None closer than Ashlee and her greatest pride and joy Daine, the true loves of her life. Coco and Ashlee had a special open and honest relationship most mothers and their daughters never share. Sadly missed and forever in our hearts, we love you Coco. Loving partner Ken Day of Creemore, parents Wayne & Sharon Kutchaw, daughter Ashlee Kutchaw, grandson Daine Kutchaw Taylor, sister Jody (Todd), sister Colleen (Todd), brother Mark (Leane), Jared Day (Kelly), Ken Day Jr. (Sarah), Jamie Day, all her nieces and nephews and her best friends Mabel, Lincoln, Cisco & Baby. A trust fund has been set up for Ashlee and Daine. Contact Ken Day at (705) 466-6809 concerning donations.

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Saturday, May 8 The New Lowell United Church Garage Sale starting at 9 am. Bake table for you to buy Mom a special treat for Mothers Day.

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Saturday, May 8 Two-family yard sale. 3574 Lavender Hill Road, between Dunedin and Lavender from 8:30 am to noon. Household and yard trinkets and treasures, including Briggs & Stratton snow blower, office desk and chair, filing cabinets, stereo system, butcher block kitchen cart and craft patterns.

Completely renovated large two bedroom apartment in the heart of Creemore. On the main street this apartment has an open concept design complete with rear deck, laundry facilities and parking. $900 per month plus hydro. Call Graham at (705) 446-8884.

Sunday, May 9 The Creemore Tree Committee is now accepting donations of clean intact items for its Giant Indoor Yard Sale from 8:30 am to 4 pm at the Creemore Legion. To arrange pick-up or drop-off location, please contact Diane or Brian at 466-3126. Saturday, May 15 & Saturday, May 22 Garage Sale/Moving Sale. Everything must go! 9 am to noon at 8958 County Road 9, Dunedin. S a t u r d a y, M a y 1 5 J u b i l e e Presbyterian Church in Stayner is holding a Yard and Bake Sale from 8 am to noon. Including Toys and Books, Proceeds to Mission & Outreach. Saturday, May 22 The Creemore Legion Ladies Auxillary’s Indoor Yard Sale & Bake Sale from 9 am to 1 pm. Anyone wishing to rent a table for $10 please call 466-2432 or the Legion at 466-2202. Rain or shine. Saturday, May 22 Creemore’s Townwide Yard Sale! Call the Echo at 466-9906 to have your address listed for $5. Saturday, May 29 Dunedin Perennial Plant & Garage Sale from 8 am to 1 pm at Dunedin Hall. Gardener’s basket draw. Kids’ table & more. Plant donations welcome. Accepting perennials, vegetables & herbs. Contact Tammy at 466-5622 or drop off at 8892 Cty Rd 9. For garage sale information contact Marcy at 466-3690.

lost / found Cushions missing from garden shed on Jardine Crescent. Please return them or contact (705) 466-2081 with any information.

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Lovingly restored 5 bedroom Victorian house. Central air, BBQ on spacious privacy deck. Fully furnished, in the heart of Creemore. Call (705) 4663423. Prime Retail Space available on Mill Street. 1900 sq ft including heat. Hydro extra. $1600/month. Call 4662629 or (705) 520-0110 to inquire.

wanted to rent House wanted to rent – 2 or more bedrooms, 5 appliances, garage preferred for a charming professional couple. Non-smokers, no pets. Looking for availability July 1st or later in Creemore, Websterville, Dunedin or Lavender area.  Willing to pay $800$1000 per month on a 1 year lease. Please call Kathy Metheral McCuaig Collect at (613) 314-1442 or email

help wanted Established custom home builder looking for experienced carpenter. Competitive wages. Creemore area. Email resume to jwgordon@sympatico. ca or fax to (705) 466-5567.

tree & shrub sale Open to the public. Not So Hollow Farm Native Tree and Shrub Sale at 838369 4th Line E Mulmur, north off Cty Rd 21, west of Airport Rd 4666290

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thank you Sincere thanks goes out to all the great guys that showed up for a wood bee. These chaps cut, split and stacked a winter’s supply of wood – in miserable weather, and they finished everything in one short day.  This would have taken me many, many hours working alone. So again, thank you all for your kindness and thoughtfulness.       Maurice Weatherall The Clearview Public Library Board and staff would like to commend the Friends of the Creemore Library for their long-standing and generous support of the Creemore Library.  This year the Friends have sponsored the replacement of our front door with one that not only closes properly, but also will make it much easier to use by members of the public with accessibility issues.  Thank you so very much! Jennifer La Chapelle, CEO of Clearview Public Library

notice Creemore Medical Centre Service Board. This volunteer Board was established by Clearview Township to supervise the management and operation of the Medical Centre including medium and long term planning. The Board acts as a liaison between the Township, the medical tenants and the Community served by the Centre. The Board is presently looking for two new members. We endeavour to have a mix of age, gender, skills and in-town/ out-of-town residents on our Board. We are at the early stages of expanding the Centre and would welcome those willing to serve on the Board during this exciting time. Those interested should advise 1910 Donald Smith, P.O.Box 2002, Creemore by May 31, 2010 outlining qualifications, interests and why he/she would like to 3 2 serve on the Board.

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death notice Sinclair, James Harold (August 6, 1930 – April 26, 2010) Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family. Jim of Duntroon, beloved husband of Audrey. Loving father of Larry (Pat), Shelley (Bob) Greer and Shawn (Eileen). Dear grandfather of Kelly, Megan, Chris, Sam and Regena. Also survived by his brother Norm (Helen) Sinclair and sister-inlaw Pat Sinclair. Predeceased by his brother Wally Sinclair and his sister Ruth (Bob) Gardner. A private family service was held. Interment Church of Redeemer Anglican Church Cemetery. A Celebration of Jim’s Life will be held for family and friends on Sunday, May 30, 2010 at Highlands Nordic, 1182 Concession 10, Clearview Township, from 1:30 to 4 pm with words of remembrance at 2:30 pm. If desired, donations in Jim’s memory may be made to the General & Marine Hospital Foundation, Collingwood or a charity of choice. Arrangements under the direction of Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel (705428-2637). For more information or to sign the online Book of Memories, log on to

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Creemore Skating Club recognizes its skaters The Creemore Skating Club awards night was held on Friday, April 23 at the arena hall. Skaters received their carnival pictures, reports cards, badges, and skating crests,  trophies were handed out and then everyone ate dessert – lots of it! Here is a list of this year’s trophy winners: • Willene Stewart Trophy for the most improved senior skater – Cydne Belkosky • Margaret Rose Kusiar Trophy for the most Skate Canada tests passed throughout the year (senior skater) – Michaela Verstraten • Ceramic Enterprises Trophy for the most Skate Canada tests passed in the winter season (intermediate skater) – Madison Halliday • Alta Vista Trophy for the skater that does the most for the club – Nicole

Gowan • Ransier Trophy for the Canskate skater who has passed the most badges in one season – Liam McGovern • Jan Hulme Trophy for the member of the club executive who has done the most to assist the club coach – Dan Talbot • Creemore Village IDA Trophy for the most improved Intermediate skater – Hailey Sacerty, Abby Underhill and Samantha Falls • Valley Auto & Tech Trophy for the skater who has displayed best effort, hard work and determination – Carlee Gowan • AJ’s Skate Sharpening Trophy for the most improved Canskate B Skater – Danielle Hammill and Libby Millsap • John Van Zant Trophy for the most

improved skater in the club with group lessons only – Karine Talbot • MacIntosh Family Trophy for the most improved Canskate A skater – Kyle Moxham and Alysha Kutuzyan • Anita Verstraten Trophy for the senior skater passing the most tests in a winter season – Michaela Verstraten • Tanya Walker Trophy for the Intermediate skater passing the most test throughout the year – Madison Halliday and Morgan Wilson • Gallery of Gold for skaters passing Gold tests within the season – Michaela Verstraten (Gold Interpretive), Nicole Gowan (Gold Skills) • Jane Ivits Memorial Trophy to a past or current executive member who has shown their dedication and gone above the call of duty towards the club for more than 10 years – Donna

Harper and Lynn Gowan • Canskate medals for hard work and determination for this season – Marc Talbot and Sarah Crawford

Creemore players make AAA teams Creemore Minor Hockey was well represented at the Grey-Bruce Highlander AAA try-outs over the last few weeks. Signing with the major peewee team was Jacob Wilson (for his second year with Grey-Bruce) and Brendan Macham. Logan Davidson was successful in making the minor bantam team and Tristan Whitley accepted an "offer to affiliate" to the minor midget team.

We are a proud part of this community. And we want you to have the facts. The Duntroon Quarry Expansion proposal matters to the future of this community. Some people want us to close our operations and eliminate dozens of local jobs. Take a moment to get the facts and decide for yourself.

Fact #2: We care about the local economy

If you have questions about the proposal, please talk to us: 705.445.2300 x223

The expansion of our Duntroon Quarry will provide a significant number of direct employment opportunities for residents of this community:

Residents, local businesses, the town and regional government will benefit from the proposed quarry expansion:

 82 permanent employees

 Local spending on goods and services for quarry operations of about $2.2 million per year

 37 full-time quarry jobs  45 additional trucking jobs  These numbers translate into $4.4 million per year in overall wages for full time employees  $1.7 million in wages for jobs created for site preparation, including reforestation and wetland enhancement  Many additional local jobs in support industries that produce materials, equipment and services necessary for quarry development and operation

 Local supply of stone for building programs will provide significant cost savings on transportation for local builders  Continuing donations and sponsorships. For example, Walker recently helped Collingwood General & Marine Hospital with the purchase of a new x-ray machine and new bone density scanner  Over $3 million in aggregate license fees to Clearview Township and Simcoe County, plus annual property, education and business tax contributions

Walker is a two-time recipient of the Niagara Escarpment Achievement Award for our quarry rehabilitation and enhancement efforts.

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