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Friday, July 16, 2010

Vol. 10 No. 29

News and views in and around Creemore

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NOT YOUR ORDINARY AFTERNOON AT THE BALLPARK Gowan Park has seen a lot of baseball games over the years, but no one last Saturday

could say if it had ever seen a wedding before. Could there have been a more perfect place for Pete “Hammer” Kinghan, the popular manager of the Creemore Braves, to deliver his vows to Brandy Clark, his new bride? Friends, family and sports fans watching from the bleachers and the VIP seats on the field didn’t think so.

WIND QUESTIONS DOMINATE BREWERY EXPANSION APPROVED CROWDED COUNCIL MEETING Township acquiesces on commenting and green energy regulations, while anti-wind group targets building permit loophole by Brad Holden The future of the wind energy industry has become a complicated matter in Ontario, and nowhere was that more evident than Monday night’s meeting of Clearview Council, where wind turbines provided both the context and subtext of several of the evening’s debates. In front of a very vocal, capacity crowd made up primarily of people who oppose wind farms being established in the Township, the meeting got underway with Deputy Mayor Alicia Savage taking another crack at the

motion she had put forward and Council had passed two weeks earlier. That motion resolved that the Township would not comment on applications for renewable energy projects within its boundaries, due to the fact that the Green Energy Act has removed all decision-making authority on the projects from municipalities and has not provided any method of costrecovery should local governments require expert help or extensive staff time to prepare comments. In the two weeks since the motion had passed, it had received a lot of criticism from residents, who felt Council was turning its back on their concerns. Declaring that the original motion “did not fully communicate its intent” (See “Council” on page 3)

by Brad Holden Almost lost during Monday’s winddominated meeting was an important and long-awaited decision regarding the Creemore Springs Brewery expansion. Following a recommendation of the planning department and passing a motion with little discussion put forward by Councillor Thom Paterson, Council approved the Brewery’s request for official plan and zoning amendments, as well as a deeming bylaw to merge the five lots (121, 127 and 137 Mill Street, 3 Elizabeth Street East and 6 Edward Street East) owned by Creemore Springs into one property. The combined lot will be designated Commercial in the Clearview Official Plan, with an exception that allows a brewery as a permitted use. The zoning on the property will change from a combination of Prestige Industrial Zone, Residential Medium Density and Residential Low Density to a new zoning called Downtown/Commercial/ Industrial. In addition, a Hold symbol will be placed on the zoning pending

Site Plan Approval by the Township; the issuance of Certificate of Approvals from the Ministry of Environment dealing with noise, odour and stormwater management; and the establishment of a servicing agreement between the Brewery and the Township. Among other justifications in its report, the planning department said the brewery expansion meets the Provincial goal of creating “communities that are strong, livable, can provide economic diversity... and a compatible land use mix.” It went on to say that “Creemore is a settlement area that benefits significantly from the operations of Creemore Springs Brewery,” which, once expanded, “will provide for an efficient land use in a downtown core.” In moving the motion, Paterson anticipated that any further issues between the Brewery and its neighbours can be solved during Site Plan Approval. It’s expected that at least one appeal of the decision will be filed with the OMB before the 20-day appeal period expires.

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Community Calendar Friday, July 16 & Saturday, July17

• Last chance to see The Love List by Norm Foster presented by Theatre Collingwood. A hilarious & side-splitting comedy examining middle-aged human nature. Friday, July 16 & Saturday, July 17 at 8 pm. For ticket information call (705) 445-2200 or

Friday, July 16 to Monday, July 26

• Recent Watercolours Show continues at Mad & Noisy Gallery for Dave Scott, John Wiggins & Ray Kundinger. Show runs to July 26.

Saturday, July17

• Introduction to Meditation - Buddhist Wisdom

This Weekend

for Modern Times. Free Public Talk with Canadian Buddhist Monk. At Station on the Green from 10 to 11:30 am. • 4th Annual Tractor Rally at Dunedin at 10 am. Antique tractors make a trek for the day. Call Jim Adams at (705) 466-2690 for details. • 4th Annual Roast Beef Supper at Dunedin Hall from 4:30 to 7 pm. Adults $12, children $6, under 6 free. Proceeds to community projects. • 2nd Annual Ladies Day. The “New Lowell Knights” are hosting a game against their rivals, “The Creemore Braves” at 1 pm in New Lowell at the recreational park. BBQ, 50/50 draws and prizes. Proceeds from the day will be donated to

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help Heather Patten participate in her walk on September 11 and 12, 2010 in Toronto called the “Shoppers Drug Mart® Weekend to End Women’s Cancers™ benefiting Princess Margaret Hospital.” ( . Come watch and enjoy the day and if you can wear your pink.  If you would like to donate a prize or more information you can contact Dale Lightheart by phone at (705) 428-3962.  Last year $400 was raised, let’s try and beat this amount this year.

Sunday, July 18

• Church Services are listed on page 5.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, July 20

• Sara Hershoff is on 97.7 The Beach this morning between 9 and 10 am .

Thursday, July 22

• Music in the Park at Stayner’s Station Park from 7 to 9 pm featuring The Black Family tonight. Bring your lawn chairs.

Saturday, July 24

• Curiosity House Author Signing. Margaret Howard with her book All Fired Up. A fabulous collection of 250 grilling recipes plus tips to make memorable meals.Creemore Farmers’ Market from 10 am to noon & from 2 to 4 pm at Curiosity House. • Curiosity House Author Signing. Jake Doherty with his books The Rankin Files, Finding Fergus & Mystery Ink. A retired newspaperman turns to crime-writing.Meet this author from 2 to 4 pm at Curiosity House.

• Honeywood’s 45th Annual Beef BBQ from 5 to 8 pm at Honeywood Arena. Adults $15, children 12 & under $5, 5 & under free. Draws at 8 pm. Volunteers needed! Call 466-3341 ext 234.

Saturday, July 24 & Sunday, July 25

• Art Sale at The Door Youth Centre, 7458 Hwy 26 in Stayner. 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, 1 to 4 pm on Sunday. Meet Elizabeth Baker, talented artist & new resident of Stayner & her water colour & acrylic paintings. Original paintings & prints available for purchase. Proceeds to support The Door. Thursday, July 29 • Music in the Park at Stayner’s Station Park from 7 to 9 pm featuring Darkhorse tonight. Bring your lawn chairs.

Friday, July 30

• Creemore Horticultural Society Flower Show at Station on the Green. Entries can be brought in starting at 3:30 pm on Friday July 30. All entries

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Saturday, July 31

• Flower Day in Creemore. Come to the Station during the Farmers’ Market & see the Creemore Horticultural Society Flower Show at the Station from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Saturday, July 31 to Saturday, August 7

• Local Food Challenge Week. Kick-off at the Farmers’ Market on Saturday, July 31. A week of events celebrating local food. www.shopcreemore. com/100milefoodchallenge.

Thursday, August 5

• Music in the Park at Stayner’s Station Park from 7 to 9 pm featuring Backpocket tonight. Bring your lawn chairs.

Saturday, August 7

• Benefit Dance for Jessie Hill from 8 pm to 1 am at Creemore Legion. 50/50 draw, door prizes, Buffet provided and video dance. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets sold at the Echo on sale now.

Monday, August 16 to Saturday, August 21

• Leisa Way stars in Sweet Dreams: A Tribute to Patsy Cline starring & featuring The Wayward Wind a 4 piece country band with Bruce Ley presented by Theatre Collingwood. Hear 30 of Patsy Cline’s greatest hits & more. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday to Saturday at 8 pm, Wednesday at 2 pm. For ticket information call (705) 445-2200 or

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Council will comment on wind applications after all (Continued from page 1) (that, while Clearview Township continues to support the call it made earlier this year for a moratorium on wind turbines until more is learned about their health effects, it does not intend to incur any costs commenting on applications that it has no ability to grant or deny), Savage made a motion to rescind the earlier motion and then proposed an amended one. The new motion called for the following actions when green energy applications are made to the Province for locations inside Clearview: 1. Staff will prepare a report for Council (and the Province) that is not restricted to the Provincial consultation process but instead provides a proper and full opportunity to comment; 2. Staff will rely on internal capacity to deal with the application and, if external resources are deemed necessary, come before Council to request these expenditures; and 3. Staff shall solicit input from the public and assemble a file of such input for submission to the Province. In addition, Staff will prepare a submission to the Province seeking a method and authority to collect application review expenses from proponents of renewable energy projects. The preamble of the motion also restated the fact that Clearview does not actually have any authority over renewable energy applications. Councillor Thom Paterson, who had been critical of Savage’s original motion, seconded the new motion and said that it returned Council to its role of representing Clearview residents, giving them a “clear channel to the Province through the municipality.” Mayor Ken Ferguson was also complementary, citing the new motion as evidence that “Council does listen” and pointing out that the wind energy situation is a complicated one. “It’s difficult to please everybody,” he said. Councillor Shawn Davidson was the only Councillor to express concern with the new motion, stating he was still wary of the resources that commenting on applications would absorb. “We have no authority,” he said. “The Province took it away from us precisely because we are the ones that listen to the people. I don’t see (Simcoe-Grey MPP) Jim Wilson in this room, or Minister (of Energy and Infrastructure Brad) Duguid.” Before Davidson could finish, his comments were drowned out by hecklers in the Council chambers, causing Mayor Ferguson to call for order. Council then voted unanimously

to approve Savage’s new motion. With Clearview Township’s position on commenting on wind applications out of the way, the next item on the agenda concerning wind energy was a public meeting for an amendment to the Township’s Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw, brought forward by the Township planning department and characterized as dealing with several “housekeeping” issues. While the majority of the amendment’s proposed changes were indeed minor (ranging from mapping error corrections to an addition of towing compounds as a permitted use), two had drawn the attention of antiturbine ratepayers group Clearview WAIT, resulting in the standing-roomonly crowd at the meeting. The first proposed a removal of Section 2.30 of the Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw, a one-page list of regulations regarding the establishment of solar or wind energy-based facilities in the Township. Presenting the amendment to Council and the public, Township planning director Michael Wynia explained that the regulations had been written when the Zoning Bylaw had been drafted in 2006, before the Green Energy Act came into being. Now, with that legislation removing any local authority with regard to renewable energy projects, Section 2.30 had become both unenforceable and misleading. WAIT chair Colin Huismans, however, objected to the section’s removal in a speech from the podium that touched on many facets of the province-wide fight against wind energy and resulted in a standing ovation from the crowd. Removing it, he said, would send a clear message to the wind industry that Clearview Township welcomes wind turbines. He also predicted a change of Provincial government in November 2011, and advised that the section should remain in the bylaw since, in his opinion, the return of green energy authority to municipalities would likely be an election issue and could come true should the Liberals lose the election. Wynia disagreed with Huismans’ assertion that the section’s removal would send a message, and added that, should the Green Energy Act eventually be amended so that municipalities have their authority returned, the section would have to be rewritten anyway, as it is quite slight as it stands now. Wynia also conceded that, if removing the section was going to put the rest of the housekeeping bylaw in jeopardy, he’d rather see it left in.

Eventually, when Council got around to voting on the amending bylaw, they went with this suggestion and left the section in, a move that occurred without any debate. The second proposed change to the Zoning Bylaw, on the other hand, was the subject of a great amount of debate. In introducing it Monday night, Wynia explained that four years ago, when his planning staff was drafting the Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw, they were seeking a way to allow farmers to build second homes on their farms so that new generations are able to transition into the family business (the traditional way this was achieved, by severing a small lot off the front of the farm, was no longer possible under strict new Provincial regulations). Hence, the Bylaw was written to allow

“accessory apartments in separate buildings” on agricultural and rural land, something which is not permitted elsewhere in the province. With the situation having a possible effect on the Provincial Minimum Distance Separation regulation, which states that livestock operations should be a minimum of 514 metres away from any residential dwellings, both the County and the Province objected to the provision. Eventually, it was approved at the Ontario Municipal Board. However, Wynia claimed Monday night that an oversight took place at that time – while it was always intended that the accessory apartments should be in the “main cluster” of farm buildings, this was not spelled out in the Zoning Bylaw. In the past couple of years, he explained, (See “Wind” on page 10)

HERE COME THE TRACTORS Lavender “Mayor” Jamie Adam will lead the 4th Annual Dunedin Tractor Rally through the hills and dales of Clearview and Mulmur Townships this Saturday, July 17, and as always the time and place to check out the antique tractors will be the Dunedin Park before 10 am, as they rally from all over southern Ontario and prepare for the big trek. This year, the rally will head south into Mulmur Township before coming north on the 5th Line and breaking for lunch at Russel and Cat Flack’s place. From there, they’ll wind their way across the countryside back to Dunedin, where a community roast beef supper will await (see page 2).

Break and Enter in Creemore

Sometime during the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 13, an unknown person or persons entered a residence on Elizabeth Street East in Creemore through an unsecured door and stole the following items: two black leather folding men’s wallets, a quantity of cash, several personal and financial documents, a silver Fossil watch with an expandible wrist band, a black Nikon Cool Pix P90 camera (serial no. S50115382), a white Kona men’s mountain bike (serial no. S906K3840) and a grey Bell flip phone. If you have any information in regards to this crime, please contact the Huronia West OPP at (705) 429-3575 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800222-8477) or submit your information online at Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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The Creemore Echo is proud to announce that it took a big step into the 21st century this week. Get ready for this... we have a Facebook page! Actually, we are by no means ahead of the curve on this one. The latest statistics show that 15,497,900 Canadians alone now have memberships on the social networking site. And most newspapers and media outlets have been there for quite some time already. But as always, we’re hoping to do things a little differently. We’ll be sending out updates as often as possible, on everything from the previous night’s Council meeting to upcoming Toonie Lunches, and we’re hoping things will be very interactive. Feel free, if you’re into it, to leave comments, make suggestions, and join in the conversation. Our Facebook site is not replacing our website, It’s just another tool we hope to use to be the best community resource we can be. If you’re on Facebook, you can find us by searching for “The Creemore Echo” and clicking on the “Like” button. Hope to see you there!

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Here’s an old one: a class picture from 1897 from the Brick Diamond School at the corner of the Mulmur Second Line and 30th Sideroad, brought to us by Bill Allan, who lives in the old schoolhouse today. Lying in front: Dave Dunstan. Front row: Sam Lennox, Della Rowe, Howard Rowe, Amelia Dunstan,Ed Johnston, Beatrice Marshall, Dick Dunstan. Middle Row: Watson Marshall, Hannah Langford, John Lennox, Miss E. Cartwright, Edith Andrew, Henry Johnston, Sarah Lennox, Annie Johnston, Elmer Brett. Back row: Herman Lennox, Ida McMann, Herb Johnston, Sarah Jane McMann, Ernest Johnston, Gertie Rowe, Annie Lennox, Pearl Brett.


Thank you to Council from WAIT Who’s greedy? Dear Editor: On July 12 concerned residents from all corners of Clearview were in attendance at Town Hall in Stayner to let our Council know that the motion passed two weeks before, stating that they would not commit staff resources or expenses to “comment” on the renewable energy proposal currently before them, was unacceptable. The people of Clearview obviously have their ear. The first motion passed this past Monday evening was to rescind that of two weeks prior and subsequently another was passed to take every opportunity to comment on these projects. Clearview Council, we thank you. As the voice of our community we will continue to rely on your guidance and initiative as we wade into this fight to try and prevent these irresponsible developments from taking place on our lands. On Monday night several presentations suggested that Clearview Council should join with our neighbouring communities in Grey Highlands, Grey and Bruce County and many other communities to the west of us and around Ontario as they explore innovative ways to prevent the spread of industrial wind projects. To date, Council has been supportive and has shown genuine concern for the impact these developments would have on our lands. They have passed a resolution calling for a moratorium on development until proper health studies have been done. Monday they voted to participate in the commenting process and further to leave a section of the Zoning Bylaw governing renewable energy projects in the bylaw, with a promise to further strengthen the language. Again, we thank you. Let us be clear, though: this is just the beginning of what will be a long battle as Clearview reacts to the people’s desire to stop wind development in our


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community. Ontario does need to shift to a more environmentally friendly means of creating energy, and renewables are certainly part of the mix, but when it is at the expense of people’s health, the detrimental impact to property value and the removal of local authority as these developments are imposed upon us, the citizens of Clearview have clearly said no. We at Clearview WAIT thank the residents of Clearview for their support Monday night. Together we can all make a difference.  Sincerely, Colin Huismans, Creemore

A vote for Thom Dear Editor: During the past two years, the Creemore Skateboarding Club and I have worked really hard fundraising for equipment. Then we waited and waited for it to be installed. Now that the equipment is in, and the fundraising done, I would like to say it would not have happened without our local Councillor. Councillor Thom Paterson has been a huge help and is the reason the equipment is in the park. He has helped us so much I have found the best way to help him. As many of you know the Council election is coming up and to thank Thom for all his hard work, I ask all of you to vote for him in the election. As our local Councillor, he has done so much work it’s hard to describe. He spent two days of his time putting the ramps together so people could use them. He really is a great man. So in closing I would like to say, vote Thom Paterson for Councillor. Cole McArthur, Creemore

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Dear Editor: The letter calling farmers “greedy” was mean spirited and increases the already existing divisions in our area. Farmers, as a group, are not greedy. Greedy are the meat packers and produce buyers who calculate how to get the goods at harvest for below the cost of production, and obtain ever increasing profits up the food chain. I’m told “that’s business,” but surely to goodness social responsibility and fairness should enter into the food chain somewhere. The Bay Street stockbrokers and the big shareholders are also quite greedy, as we have seen in recent economic happenings. The non-farm landowners also seem quite concerned about the value of their recreational land. The “Grit” government established a new set of laws to be sure NIMBYism didn’t prevail in a patchwork over the province. For once, the Liberals anticipated correctly. The current crop of youngish farmers usually have a huge mortgage, one partner working off-farm and the other working 60 to 80 hours a week. Often, farm kids come out a little short on Dad’s time. This tower business gives these people a chance at a little income to help out for a while. That’s a good thing. I don’t believe the cows, sheep and fellows on tractors are bothered much by these towers. Probably the recreational horses won’t be either, though perhaps their owners’ anxiety may affect them a little. I’m glad the Council chose not to get into wasting “gravel money” on useless reports that will be ignored by a higher level of government. I suggest they send strongly worded support for other municipal governments and apply any moral pressure they can, but our hard-earned tax dollars should be put to their intended use. Maureen McLeod, Glen Huron


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The case for wind from wpd Dear Editor: We are writing in response to a Letter to the Editor (“Council mustn’t sit on its hands” – July 9, 2010 issue) regarding commercial wind turbines in general and the proposed Fairview wind energy project in particular. Wind energy is clearly a win/win proposition. It requires minimal land use, creates no pollution, and is a clean and renewable way to produce electricity. In general, commercial wind farms including towers, substation, and access roads use only five per cent of their allotted land. It is difficult, if not impossible, to imagine initiatives that could be more positive, socially and environmentally. Studies show that modern wind farms have no significant adverse effect on bird populations or other wildlife. Additionally and as previously noted, electricity produced by wind is emission-free and can help offset the effects of climate change, providing in essence, a net benefit to wildlife and the environment generally. In Canada, wind energy now produces enough electricity to meet the needs of 560,000 homes – the size of a small city. The cost of generating electricity from wind has fallen dramatically over the past few years. Wind energy is competitive with new coal and new nuclear capacity, even before any environmental costs of fossil fuel and nuclear generation are taken into

account. As gas prices increase and wind power costs fall – both of which are very likely – wind becomes even more competitive. A modern wind turbine produces electricity 70 to 85 per cent of the time, but it generates different outputs dependent on wind speed. A modern wind turbine will generate enough electricity to meet the demands of more than 400 homes over the course of a year. Despite these abundant benefits, we acknowledge the fact that not everyone is convinced yet of the benefits of wind power. Peaceful, respectful differences of opinion can and should occur in democratic societies. While Canada is not yet close to the capacities of wind-power leaders like Germany and Spain, wind power is clearly on the rise in this country. Canada simply cannot afford to be left behind in terms of wind power development. Ontario’s Green Energy Act is a result of extensive and unprecedented stakeholder consultation, and reflects a commitment to facilitate the development of projects such as wpd’s Fairview wind farm. This project will help to create well-paying jobs, help to protect our environment, combat climate change, and create a healthier future for generations to come. Mark Klein Manager, Communications and Stakeholder Relations, wpd Canada

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Sunday, July 18

Creemore United Pastoral Charge Summer Schedule: July 18 - Avening at 10:15 am July 25 - Avening at 10:15 am August 1 - New Lowell (Communion) at 10:15 am All are welcome 466-2200 St. Andrew’s Maple Cross Presbyterian Church 1 Caroline Street West Worship & Sunday School at 10 am. “Where Jesus is Lord, all are welcome.” Rev. Elizabeth Inglis • 466-5838 Join us at St. Luke’s Anglican Church 22 Caroline St. W. 466-2206 For a joyful service of worship join us at 11 am. All are welcome. Creemore Baptist Church Sunday School for all ages at 9:45 a.m. Worship Service 11 a.m. 12 Wellington Street West For info call (705) 466-6232 All are welcome

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Dear Editor: Noel Bates’s Letter to the Editor of July 9 states that Clearview Council should have more consideration for the “monstrous wind towers”  proposed for the Fairview wind farm. His concern is the “visual impairment” of the Township countryside. Mr. Bates’ comments on wind turbine appearance cut through all of the hypocritical anti-wind-turbine uproar claiming adverse health effects, realestate depression and tourism views. He doesn’t like wind turbines and says it straight. That is his privilege. I happen to like the sight of wind turbines, as they produce electricity which we all use and provide financial support to farmers who are Clearview’s rural backbone. Also, a wind farm contributes considerable tax revenue to the Township for the benefit of all.   For anybody who has wind turbine concerns, I suggest a visit to the nearby Melancthon wind farm northwest of Shelburne to observe the beauty of wind generation.  No residents with wind turbines on their properties have complained. Dick Hill, Collingwood

A letter in defence of Clearview farmers

Dear Editor: In contrast to Ms. McQuaig’s reference to “a few greedy farmers” in her July 9 Letter to the Editor, I would describe the farmers in our area as generous, community-minded and hard-working. It is shocking that someone with such a strong opinion, who has lived in our farming community for 20 years, has never had the interest or taken the time to understand the economic difficulties confronting Canadian farmers, both locally and across the entire country. Louise Watt, Clearview Township

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Dear Editor, The reason I am writing you has to do with the use of Fairgrounds Road by increasing numbers of cyclists that don’t understand the rules of the road. When I was in my younger days, the rules of the road for bikes stated that riders ride in single file while on a roadway. Fairgrounds Road is a busy, hilly road. I have almost been in two head-on collisions due to people riding their bikes two, three, four and even five wide on the crest of hills. They are endangering themselves and motorists trying to drive by them. Fairgrounds Road is a very busy road at times, and many drivers don’t follow the rules either. People drive on this road at speeds well over 130 km/h. I have witnessed enough car and trucks (OPP as well with no lights) fly by my house, on top of a hill with no idea if there is a cyclist or two or three on the other side of the hill, or another car coming toward them breaking the speed limit. It’s just a matter of time before a collision happens. If two cars collide, one of them is bound to bounce off the other and, guess what, the next headline in the paper is going to read “Two Cyclists Dead On Fairgrounds Road After Head-On Car Crash.” Don’t get me wrong here, I am not attacking bikers. I am looking out for them, hoping they will read this and realize that they are endangering their own lives by riding all over the road like that. I used to cycle from Stayner to the main end of Wasaga Beach on a daily basis before I got my licence, and not once did a vehicle have to drive almost in the ditch on the other side of the road to get around me. Another idea would be for the Township of Clearview to install bike lanes on some of the busy sideroads. Life is too short to be riding your bike one day and lying in a pine box the next. Sincerely, Ty l e r G o w m a n , C l e a r v i e w Township

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The Legion was busy with Dominion Day/Canada Day celebrations, so we did not meet for cards until the next week. There were 52 of us out for cards today, and we were Sylvia off to a bit of a slow start as GALE someone left (or thought they left) something on the stove, so they needed to go home to check. Eileen Nash graciously provided the “wheels,” and the gal got home to check on her stove. Bet you don’t forget again, Effie! (All kidding aside – has any one of us not done the same thing and had to check, or worry about it all the time we are away, all the while hoping for the best?) In a motion by Sylvia Gale, seconded by Audrey Tidd, it was approved that we donate $100 towards refreshments, etc, for the Cadets from Charlie Company that come to town and do lots of good things such as planting and weeding and so on.        Marg Ferguson read out a scatteration of great, down-to-earth tips on everything from storing veggies to getting rid of ants. Then Ruby Klinck read us a couple of cute jokes. She then, on behalf of everyone, thanked Bob Veale, Ray Leighton, Barb Cudmore and myself for our work and efforts to keep things running smoothly at Seniors. Everyone gave us a good hand, which was really nice to hear. The 50/50 draws went to Roy Veinot, Kevin Keogh, Joan Monaghan, Wilma Zeggil, Bob Veale, Tom Sharpe, Ted Underhill and then Bob Veale again. Moon shots were played by Audrey Tidd, Joan Monaghan, Eleanor Elder, Sheila Fenton, Tom Sharpe, Bob Veale, Brian McGill, Janice Stephens, Mary Underhill and Dave Smith. Bob won the Sidewinders money and Dave took the travelling prize.

High scorers were Joan Monaghan 305, Dean Chestnut 269, Brian McGill 258 and Wilma Zeggil 252. The hidden score was 10, and as it did not go it will be worth $19 next week. Earlier this month, Dorothy Shropshire held a tea party in her beautiful flower gardens, with all proceeds going towards the “Log Cabin” fund.” There was a lovely crowd, including many of the Red Hat ladies. all decked out in their “historic” bathing costumes. Pat and Chris Raible, who have put a lot of hours of effort into this endeavour, were also there. Dorothy mentioned that she had to call  Bob Ransier to the scene with his WD 40 – but I think Bob was there to ogle these 1800s bathing beauties, right Bob? Present also was Georgi Denison’s beautiful granddaughter, Madison Pounder, from the London area. The day before, Madison had had her lovely long red-gold hair cut pretty short. She then decided, on her own, to donate her locks to “Angel Wings,” who use hair to provide wigs for kids who have lost their hair because of cancer treatments. This is not a nice situation for anyone, but losing all your hair must be heart-breaking for a young girl (or guy!). So now Madison has beautiful short redgold hair, and someone in need is going to have their life brightened with a wig to wear until their own hair grows out again. Way to go, Madison! The same day as Dorothy’s Garden Party, there was a nice crowd down at Avening Hall to celebrate Dave and Shirley (Curran) Fachnie’s 50th wedding anniversary. While there, I was talking to Margie (Kinghan) Curran, and again marvelled at the intermixing of families. You see, Marg is married to Shirley’s brother, Alan Curran, and Marg’s brother Rae was married to a cousin of mine, Betty (Collins) Kinghan. (Rae and Betty have both passed away.) So none of these folks at the hall were related to me, but the intermingling of families in an area of limited population is just fascinating. So is it any wonder that

Madison Pounder, before and after donating her hair to children with cancer. word of any happening spreads like wild fire? That same day, Geordie and Eleanor (Steed) Wines were celebrating their 60th Anniversary. Our best wishes to all you folks. Our sympathy goes out to Bob Gibson on the passing of his brother-in-law, Gordon Lewis. Gordon was married to Bob’s sister, Muriel. The Gibsons were neighbours of ours when we lived on 24 Highway. “Mac” Gibson, Bob’s dad, was a veteran of the First World War, and I believe that Bob had an uncle who was Minister of Health for Ontario back in the late 1940s or early 1950s – a Dr. Diamond, or Dymond ? I remember Mac Gibson being at our house, and he was telling something about being in the trenches in (possibly) France. After he left, the things he had talked about seemed just awful to me at my eight years old or so, so I asked Dad if these things were true. My dad replied that he “had never known Mac Gibson to tell a lie.” I never forgot that because, young as I was, I knew that was a great reputation to have.

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The Creemore Horticultural Society Summer Blooms Flower Show will take place on Saturday, July 31 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at Station on the Green. This year, in addition to all of the beautiful flowers on display, attendees will be able to view the progress made by young gardeners such as Sarah Crawford (left) and Jonah Patrick and Zack McDonald (right), who planted spider plants and sunflowers respectively at the Hort Society booth at the Get Growing Garden and Home Show back in April. Summer bloom entries (as well as kids’ spider plants and sunflowers – anyone who started plants at the Garden and Home Show is encouraged to take part) can be brought in to the Station starting at 3:30 pm on Friday, July 30. Why is Library summer student Jennifer Sye holding a hippo and standing in front of a police car in this photo? Because the Clearview Public Library is hosting a Happy Hippopotamus Party on Saturday, July 24 at 10 am at the Creemore Branch (pre-registration is appreciated) and a free Child Identification Clinic in partnership with the OPP at the Stayner Swimming Pool on Monday, July 26 from 2 to 4 pm. Please call 4663011 for more details.


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prizes on display in the Young Our TD Summer Reading Adult Reading Areas in all Programs are up and three branches. Read a book, running at full strength at watch a DVD, or listen to a the Creemore Branch of The CD. Then write a short report Clearview Public Library. of 50 words or less and turn Jenn and Amy, our summer it into the circulation desk students, are organizing free Michele for reward tickets. Prizes will hour-long sessions of stories McKENZIE be won by random draw and and crafts on Fridays in July issued at the TBC Pizza Party and August for age-specific on Friday, August 27. groups. Please call Glenda at 466-3011 There are lots of new releases and old for registration details and to get your favourites sitting on the shelves at the child’s name on the guest list. Creemore Branch. Please come in and For the very little ones, we are hosting take advantage of the free entertainment the Ontario Early Years Program at offered by the Clearview Public Library 10:30 am on Wednesdays throughout for your enjoyment. And if you are the summer. You and your toddler/baby “cleaning house,” please donate your are welcome to sing songs, participate in extras to us. We can use the books, finger plays and create crafts during this movies, CDs, and magazines for a very special playtime. humongous book sale and food drive The bins for the treasure trays for the starting Tuesday, August 31 at the Teenage Book Club are starting to get Stayner Branch. full too. If you are between the ages of See you at the library this Summer. 13 and 19 years of age, check out the


Creemore Legion member Norm Nordstrom (left) was happy to have a helping hand at the Creemore Cenotaph from a bunch of Blacktown Cadets from Base Borden last Saturday. In total, 80 cadets were helping out around town that day, and they’ll return on several Fridays in July and August and on Saturday, July 31. If you are a senior or a community group looking for help, call Diane McKay at 466-3126.


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Friday, July 16, 2010

It’s an ill wind... ESOTERICA

British Columbia, on the It’s an ill wind that blows other hand, depends almost no good, and I am afraid entirely on hydro electricity, when it comes to the wind which at night must be shut turbines of Clearview and down so that water levels Mulmur Township that’s just can rise again to be ready for what it’s all about. Initially I peak daytime usage. So at tried to have an open mind Al night, BC buys cheap surplus about the issue; I tried to see CLARKE energy from Alberta. the other side, and I even I heard about another investigated more deeply to example from a friend of mine who see if I had missed something. Here’s lives on Lake Keowee in South Carolina, what I found. a manmade lake built in the 1930s during Supporters of wind energy, I’ve found, the time that Roosevelt was exercising are usually in one of three camps. There his power and building big projects. At are the “True Believers,” who honestly one end of the lake is a nuclear power believe wind turbines can reduce our station; beside it sits a hydroelectric carbon footprint; the “Mercenaries,” station. During a normal day the nuclear who regardless of the consequences station supplies power. At night, the want to put cash in their pockets; and surplus energy generated by the nuclear the “Politicos,’” who are unthinkingly station, which would otherwise feed into jumping on the green wagon any way the grid and go to waste, is used to pump they can to earn votes. water back up into the lake so that during It gets more interesting when you a hot afternoon, when everyone has their explore the opponents’ reasons, which air conditioner on, they can use both the seem to fall into four categories. People hydro generation station and the nuclear concerned with “Esthetics” see wind station to meet peak demands. The lake, turbines as so butt-ugly that they don’t which acts as a giant battery, is 50 miles care if they generate green energy or long and I have seen the water rise and not; those who are concerned about the fall six feet over a couple of days. “Health Risks” believe that living in Over the last few years, almost close proximity to wind turbines can be everyday I have either read about, been detrimental to one’s well-being; those emailed, talked about, or in some way concerned with “Civics” feel the process been subjected to information, options Queen’s Park has followed in sweeping and concerns on wind turbines. away the rights of local government is These days, I think I finally have a outrageous and perhaps unconstitutional; handle on the upside. Some Queen’s Park and finally there are “Skeptics,” who just officials get green photo opportunities don’t believe that wind turbines reduce (which soon fade, leaving a mess for the our carbon footprint. rest of us to clean up); some local farmers Visually, from a distance I find the get several thousand dollars a month wind turbines majestic. Close up, they per turbine (but now have to spend all have the esthetics of any giant piece of of their leisure time with other farmers machinery, which is to say ugly. who have windmills, because no one else Health-wise I really don’t know, but will talk to them); and some hedge fund I had a college roommate who was a managers who spend their weekends in Thalidomide baby and that image has the Hamptons (where they don’t allow stayed with me, so I am apt to err on the wind turbines) get to keep cashing safe side until I get better data. cheques written by Ontarians. I am torn on the issue of the Provincial As for the downside, how’s this. government running roughshod over the From a green standpoint, if and when rights of small towns and townships. the windmills are operative and the wind Sometimes, great achievements require blows, not one less coal/gas/nuclear-fired great powers. The best example I generation station will be built and there can think of is the Tennessee Valley will be little to no reduction in greenhouse Authority, which under Franklin Delano gases in Ontario. From an investment Roosevelt in the 1930s superseded local standpoint, to subsidize wind power the governments to institute massive public annual Hydro bills of Ontarians will go works programs, many of which continue up an estimated $300+ and similarly, the to be of great benefit to Americans today. rates charged to businesses in Ontario The caveat is, however – and I am sure will be uncompetitively high, forcing if FDR were here today he would agree businesses and jobs out of Ontario. – that with greater power should come Property values of lands approximate greater responsibility and care. to the wind turbines will depreciate Of the four objections, it’s the last one and those landowners will apply for that bothers me most. The intermittent reductions in tax assessments, causing nature of wind-generated power, coupled municipal tax revenue to decrease. with the inability to quickly shut down And finally, the profits generated by the and fire up conventional power generation business of building and operating these and the difficulty of storing wind power wind turbines will leave Ontario and for use at peak times, leads me to benefit faceless extra-national hedge seriously doubt that wind turbines can funds. reduce our carbon footprint. From a political governance There are examples of green power standpoint, Queen’s Park has swept generation programs that do reduce away longstanding powers of local our carbon footprint, but they succeed governments, leaving neutered township because they have storage and peak use officials helpless in the face of an timing capability. increasingly hostile electorate. Alberta uses fossil fuels and nuclear From an esthetic and social standpoint, energy to generate its power, but runs the unique and special environment of into problems at night because you can’t Clearview Township and the Escarpment easily shut these power sources down.

will be scarred and defaced, undermining tourism, the principal industry of the area, and sadly damaging longstanding friendships between neighbours, some

of which go back generations. Unfortunately, I think this wind has the kind of smell we should all want to be upwind of.

Clearview Township Notices Tender - Sidewalk reconstruction The Township of Clearview Sidewalk Reconstruction 2010 Project No.: MCG 018791 SEALED TENDERS, on forms supplied by the Consulting Engineer, will be received at the Township of Clearview Municipal Office, 217 Gideon Street, Stayner, ON L0M 1S0 until but not later than: 1:00:00 PM local time, Tuesday, August 3, 2010 The Tender includes approximately 950 m2 of concrete sidewalk installation, removal, disposal and reconstruction, including excavation, grading and full restoration, in the communities of Stayner, Creemore, and New Lowell. As of July 14th, 2010 plans and tender documents may be obtained at the Consulting Engineer’s Office. The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. Consulting Engineer: Owner: R. J. Burnside & Associates Limited The Corporation of 3 Ronell Crescent the Township of Clearview Collingwood, ON 217 Gideon Street. L9Y 4J6 Stayner, ON Telephone: (705) 446-0515 L0M 1S0 Fax: (705) 446-2399 Telephone: (705) 428-6238 Fax: (705) 428-0288

Notice of Completion

Notice of Study Completion Creemore East Drainage Study Class Environmental Assessment Study The Study Clearview Township has undertaken a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) in order to improve drainage and reduce flooding in the eastern portion of the community of Creemore. The study area location is shown on the map below. Four alternative solutions to address the problem were considered including: the “Do nothing” alternative; Manage Community Growth; Local Drainage System Maintenance; and Rehabilitation and Expansion of the Existing Drainage System. The four alternatives were evaluated based on the potential impacts to the natural and socio-economic / cultural environments as well as financial and technical factors. The preferred alternative is to rehabilitate the existing drainage network, establish a storm water system in Mary Street, extend a Southern Conveyance pipe and ditch to the Mad River via Concession 3, and improve the Eastern Conveyance capacity to better utilize the existing Airport Road crossing.

The Process This notice signals the completion of the Class EA. The study is being carried out in accordance with the planning and design process for Schedule ‘B’ projects as outlined in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (October 2000, as amended in 2007) document. A Notice of Commencement was issued on September 8, 2006 inviting comments and notifying the public of the Public Information Centre, which was held on September 28, 2006.

Project File Report A copy of the Project File Report (PFR) will be placed on the public record for a 30 calendar day period at the following location for review during regular office hours (8:30 am – 4:30 pm), beginning July 16, 2010: Clearview Township Box 200, 217 Gideon Street Stayner, ON L0M 1S0

Tel: 705 428 6230 Fax: 705 428 0288

If you have any questions or comments regarding the results of this study, please contact either of the following project team members. Comments should be addressed to these individuals on or before August 23, 2010, as this will complete the 30 day review period required by the Municipal Class EA process. Mr. Richard Spraggs, P.Eng. Director of Public Works Clearview Township Box 200, 217 Gideon Street Stayner, ON L0M 1S0 Tel: 705 428 6230 x 243 Fax: 705 428 0288 Email: R. J. Burnside & Associates Limited Mr. Daniel R. Miller, P.Eng. Senior Water Resources Engineer and Manager 3 Ronell Crescent Collingwood, ON L9Y 4J6 Tel: 1-888 240 4508 Fax: 705 446 2399 E-mail:

Minister of the Environment 135 St. Clair Avenue West, 12th Floor Toronto, ON M4V 1P5

If concerns regarding this project cannot be resolved in discussion with the Township, a person or party may request that the Minister of Environment make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as a Part II Order). Requests for a Part II Order must be received by the Minister, at the address noted, on or before August 23, 2010. A copy of the request must also be sent to the Township Office. If no request is received on or before August 23, 2010, the Township intends to proceed with detail design and construction as outlined in the PFR. Information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will be part of the public record. This Notice first issued on July 16, 2010.

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Wind energy plot thickens as group finds loophole (Continued from page 3) that has resulted in several situations where accessory apartments were built on remote parts of farms, and subsequent efforts by neighbouring farmers to expand their agricultural operations were not allowed due to Minimum Distance Separation regulations. Seeking to “support the agricultural community,” Wynia said it had been decided to include in the housekeeping bylaw an amendment that would limit accessory apartments, as well as quarters for farm help, to a 50-metre radius around the main farmhouse. The situation was pressing, according to Wynia, because if nothing was done, there was a possibility that the County or Province could remove Clearview’s provisions for accessory apartments in their entirety when the time comes for them to approve the Township’s new Official Plan next year. It turns out, however, that the situation is far more complicated than that. In a strange twist, it appears that over the past few months, the accessory apartment provision has come to be seen, by those who are opposed to the establishment of wind turbines in Clearview Township, as a possible avenue to blocking this eventuality. The Green Energy Act, after all, imposes strict setbacks of 550 metres or more from any residential dwellings – and if a residential dwelling was built very close to a property line shared with a neighbour who has signed a wind lease, it’s possible this could negate

the possibility of a turbine being built there. Several times on Monday night it was implied that a significant number of building permits have recently been applied for in the area of wpd Canada’s proposed eight-turbine wind farm west of Stayner, and Wynia revealed that the wind developer has actually filed a Freedom of Information request of the Township to find out the details of the applications. When the Echo checked in with Wynia later in the week, he acknowledged that there has been an “uptick” in building permit activity across the Township, but that specifics won’t be known until the next monthly building department report is filed and the FOI request is complete. The Echo also spoke with Chuck Magwood later in the week, one of the principal members of Preserve Clearview Inc., a nonprofit corporation formed recently with the express purpose of stopping the spread of wind turbines into Clearview Township. Magwood explained that, while Clearview WAIT has operated as the public face of the anti-wind turbine movement, Preserve Clearview has been quietly fundraising and focusing on strategic planning. He confirmed that a number of building permits had recently been applied for by property owners in the vicinity of the wind farm application, and that monies used to pay the application fees ($2,000 each) and development charges ($7,500 each) had come from Preserve Clearview’s

war chest. Magwood declined to comment further, but predicted a long, drawnout battle, one which his group had “no intention of losing.” Mark Klein, the communications manager for wpd Canada, confirmed to the Echo this week that the wind company is “aware of the fact that some people applied for permits” in the area of the proposed wind farm, and said it was waiting on the results of its FOI request before making a decision as to what sort of “appeals or challenges” may be available to the company. All of this, of course, made Clearview Township’s attempt to support agriculture by limiting the area where accessory apartments can be built a much more controversial topic at Monday’s meeting. Several in the crowd heckled and scoffed, for instance, when Wynia claimed that the amendment had been in the works since long before the wind application had been made. Regardless, he advised Council not to “abandon the original intent” of the provision just because an unintended use had emerged. Mayor Ferguson echoed Wynia’s comments, saying that “the timing of this couldn’t have been worse.” He maintained his commitment to agriculture, and urged Council to vote in favour of the amendment. “This is what my farm community told me to do, and this is what must be done.” Councillor Paterson attempted to have Council remove the accessory apartment section from the amending

bylaw, pass everything else, and defer the controversial subject until more information could be gleaned, but Deputy Mayor Savage was adamant that the accessory apartment provisions be voted on that night. “We must protect the sustainability of our farm operators,” she said. “Already, there have been expansions compromised… we can’t allow any more.” It was decided to separate the issue from the main housekeeping bylaw, however, due to the likelihood of appeal, either from ratepayers or wpd Canada (who might object presumably because they feel that accessory apartments should not be allowed at all). It was also decided at Wynia’s suggestion that, should Council impose the limitations, they would not come into effect until July 31, meaning that any building permits applied for so far and any more applied between now and the end of the month will be processed as bona fide applications. With that, it was all over but the debate, and it quickly became evident that Councillor Paterson was the only one not ready to vote for the new limits. “Why are we wading into this issue?” he asked. “Who are we to dictate how a farmer uses his land?” That argument fell on deaf ears, however, and when the vote came at the end of a long night, Council passed the main housekeeping bylaw unanimously and the hived off bylaw to limit the accessory apartment provisions to a 50-metre radius around the main cluster of buildings by a count of 8 to 1, with only Paterson voting against it.

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Vandewater, James who passed away on July 12, 2009. Always a smile, instead of a frown, Always a hand, when one was down, Always good advice & a watchful eye, Always true, thoughtful & kind, Wonderful memories you left behind. We miss seeing you here at The Echo and around Creemore. The Creemore Echo Staff

T h e  N . D . A . C . T. G o l f D a y committee would like to thank the following  local sponsors who donated  to our second annual silent auction. The day was a huge success and your participation  is greatfully appreciated. 100 Mile Store Affairs Bakery Cafe Alex and Dan Catering, Inc Robbie Archibald Ayrlie MacEachern, NIA classes Banking After Hours Susan Belcher, Wasaga Beach Ros & Birks Bovaird Cardboard Castles Catherine Carpenko Ccerlii chow, Creemore Shiatsu Chez Michel Creemore Springs Brewery Curiosity House Bookstore Discover the Path Melody Duron Falcon Lumber, Bob Seldon Foodland, Creemore Glen Osprey Farms Shelley Hannah HBO, Jim Johnson Home Hardware, Creemore Hugs For Life Steve Karrys Jill Kantelberg 2910 Jim Leithead, Dunedin Joanna Mackie 3Mad River Golf Club2 1 Norm MacEachern 5Jordan Menicucci 6 8 2 3 9 5 Moyaboya 4 Mulmur B&B 6 House 7 Old Mill House 1On Your Forks, Mansfield 9 3 4 Dini Petty 9Karen 8 Potts,1 Nottawa 7 Rawhide Adventures 2Juliette Reynolds 9 6 4 7Bank Cafe 3 1 The The Creemore Echo The Iron Butterfly, Al Healey Sandi Wong-Wolfson

moving sale Saturday, July 24, 2010: Moving Sale of House Contents 2887 Fairgrounds Road South Creemore. From 8 am to 1 pm. Large computer desk, wall unit, Heinzman piano, bedroom furnishings, bookcase, lamps, odd chairs, small tables, classical LP records, CDs and much more. .

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Pine Table. A beautiful original piece c.1870 with turned legs from PEI. In excellent condition, 31� long x 15� deep X  29� high with drawer. Asking $250 OBO. Call Noreen (416) 781-8989.

Experienced kitchen help wanted at Mylar and Loretas Restaurant in Singhampton. (705) 445-1247. Please bring in a resume.


Canadian Tire Lawn Tractor 12 HP, 38� cut. Excellent Condition. Asking $265. Call (705) 466-2649.

Would the person borrowing or who removed the trolley from the Dunedin Hall by mistake please return it or call 466-2181 or 466-3071. Thank you. The Dunedin Hall Board

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Vacant land for sale, 8.7 acres, 74 Sydenham Trail W., near Duntroon, View of Georgian Bay, privacy, dead end road, well treed, driveway, drilled well. (705) 445-6095, www.

On Monday night a 2010 white Kona Cinder Cone 21 speed mountain bike went missing, also a Nikon COOLPIX P90 camera. Call 466-9906 with any information. No questions asked if returned. Reward.

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Rooms for rent. Furnished. $100 per week includes shared living room, heat, hydro, high speed internet, satellite TV, parking. Linens supplied. No smoking. Call (705) 466-9968.

Home daycare services in Creemore. Healthy lunches and snacks, indoor and outdoor play, crafts, music, lots of toys and learning activities. Reasonable rates and hours. Book now for summer and fall 2010. (705) 466-6355.

Dunedin 2 bedroom house. Large eat in kitchen, furnished or unfurnished. References please. No smoking. No pets. $850 per month plus utilities. Call 466-3346. 2 bedroom walkout basement apartment, 10 minutes to Shelburne. Very quiet estate lot with 360° view. Looking for quiet, responsible couple. Lots of extras. $850/mth, please call (905) 216-2619.

Lost / found Orange and white cat lost named Miley. Short haired petite wearing a green collar. Missing since June 29 from 6 Jardine Cres. If you have seen her please contact 466-2172. A reward is available if she is returned alive.

Thank you A sincere thank you to all donors, volunteers and participants who helped make our Canada Day Celebrations a success. John Blohm, Organizer We would like to thank everyone who came to our home to help us celebrate our 60th Wedding Anniversary. Also the family and friends who joined our dinner at the Sovereign Restaurant in the evening. Thanks to our family for all the work they did to make just a great day happen. George & Eleanor Wines

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Cowling, Daren October 10, 1967 – July 22, 2007. We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. We think of you in silence, we often speak your name. Now all we have is memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake, with which we’ll never part. God has you in his keeping, we have you in our heart. Always loved, remembered and sadly missed by  Mom, Dad, Shannon, Rob, Ryan and Rachel

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WILSON, Donald (Don) James of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Guelph, passed peacefully at Hospice Wellington on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 in his 65th year. Beloved husband to Jayne (Ferguson/ Rutherford). Loving father to Michelle (Rob), Steven (Heather), Cody (Amy) and stepfather to Krista (Paul) and Tim. Proud grandpa of Hunter, Reid, Liam, Avy, Mack, Aurora and Sophie. Dear loving brother of Helen (Bruce) Fraser and Shirley (Paul) Weir. Brother-in-law to John (Mo) Rutherford and Gail Rutherford. Don was the former National Fleet Service Manager of Chrysler Canada. Friends will be received at the Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Sunday (1 to 4 pm) and Monday (2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm). Funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 11 am. (Reception to follow in the Wall-Custance Family Reception Centre). Interment to follow at Creemore Union Cemetery at 4 pm. Memorial contributions to Hospice Wellington, 795 Scottsdale Dr., Guelph, ON, N1G 3R8 or Creemore Union Cemetery, c/o Mrs. Irma Flack, Secretary, R.R. #2, Creemore, L0M 1G0 would be appreciated.

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• The Creemore Echo •

Friday, July 16, 2010

Mixed record on public engagement in Clearview methods needed to achieve them. This work will proceed in concert with the Ministry of Environment, the Brewery and the Township. While this process is not usually a public process in the sense that the public will not be formally consulted by the Township by way of a statutory public meeting, the site plan and agreement will come to Council for approval. It is important that residents continue to engage in this process through Council. It is also expected that the Brewery will continue its open consultative approach it has used to date. While not all residents’ concerns have been addressed or satisfied, this has been a productive consultative process, largely led by public participation. In contrast to this, the process adopted to approve an unfortunately named Housekeeping Amendment to the Comprehensive Zoning Amendment last Monday night was flawed. In this case, current and perhaps unforeseen public concerns overtook what was originally thought to be a routine “housekeeping” update


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Council proceedings over the approval process, the the past several weeks have preparation of the site plan served as a clear reminder and a site plan agreement. of the role the public can The final site plan and play in the management of agreement will address, in this Township. detail, the concerns raised In particular, I want to by residents regarding the Thom speak to three matters in commercial and industrial PATERSON which public consultation operation of the existing has played a key role, and expanded brewery. namely the decision to move forward These concerns include odour and on the expansion of Creemore Springs noise abatement, car and truck traffic Brewery, the process surrounding the loads and routing, parking, lighting, so-named housekeeping amendments to landscape and architectural designs our Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw and and water and sanitary servicing. the reversal of Council’s position on Both the Brewery and Township renewable energy project approvals. management have acknowledged that Last Monday night, Council the public’s participation to date was unanimously decided to take a instrumental in not only raising major major step forward in the process to concerns with the original expansion approve the expansion of the industrial plans but more importantly effecting operations of the Brewery. By approving significant improvements to the plan. several technical planning documents However, all the details to achieve (amendments to the Official Plan and these improvements have now to be the Comprehensive Zoning By-Law agreed to. For example, now that these and a deeming by-law) Council has planning approvals have been given, signaled that it is ready to move to work will begin to finalize noise and what is the most important element in odour abatement standards and the

Thanks to the community Dear Editor: Once again Canada Day has come and gone, leaving memories of yet another successful enterprise. I’m sure I echo the sentiments of many by saying we are indeed fortunate in having so many community-minded people in Creemore. These are the people who seek no recognition for themselves, but give voluntarily of their time and expertise. A special vote of thanks to John and Marie Blohm, who initiated the activities on Canada Day and who spent endless hours putting them all together. darci-que and Emily, in their inimitable style, together with their


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clown act entertained children by face painting and distributing balloons. The pied piper of Creemore, aka Tim Armour, piped the kids through town, and Dan Gowan inflated the balloons. Dee Hanson, chef Mark Madill and the kitchen staff at the Legion provided great food. Congratulations to Gertie Gowan and Matthew Vorstermans for being recognized as Creemore Senior and Junior of the Year. Both awards are richly deserved. To all the unsung heroes we offer our heartfelt thanks for your dedication and community spirit on a job well done. Ken Thornton, Creemore

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to our Zoning Bylaw. As a result, changes to provisions meant to protect farm operations conflicted with land owners concerned with preserving the use of their lands impacted by proposed industrial wind turbine installations. As both the public meeting and the approval of the implementing bylaw were scheduled on the same night, adequate time was not afforded to better understand the contentious zoning amendment despite a large number of the concerned public in attendance. An opportunity lost. Finally, last Monday night Council moved to reverse a resolution passed on June 28 which had directed Township staff not to comment in any way on renewable energy projects proposed in Clearview Township. This reversal was a result of many affected residents expressing their disagreement with the original decision. In doing so, Council was reminded of the important responsibility it has to listen to and represent all the interests of Clearview fully and vigorously.

by Fred Mills The Braves had a successful trip to Mansfield on July 7, with Darryl Fremlin picking up the win allowing only four hits and striking out seven batters. Creemore’s bats were as hot as the weather, smashing out 25 hits with Curt Barrett and Bryan Post each having five including a homer by Post. Chris Greer and Glen Patterson had four hits each, and Brett Trott, Brad Soules and Rob Kinghan each had a pair. Creemore ended up outscoring the Cubs 19-1. The team returned home on Tuesday to welcome Lisle to the village. Todd Gowan took the mound and twirled a masterful one-hitter, striking out five in the process. Creemore had four hits, with Sean Ellis contributing a pair and singles from Chris Greer and Curt Barrett. With both teams not allowing a player to cross home, the game ended on a deadlock scoreless tie. The Braves now lead the league in pitching, allowing 29 runs in 17 games, and on Wednesday sat in a three-way tie atop the west division of the NDBL. Don’t forget, on Saturday, July 17 the New Lowell Knights are hosting a special game against their rivals, the Creemore Braves, at 1 pm. This game will be played in New Lowell at the recreational park, and there will be a barbeque, 50/50 draws and prizes as well after the game. Proceeds from the day will be donated to help Heather Patten participate in her walk on September 11 and 12, 2010 in Toronto called the “Shoppers Drug Mart® Weekend to End Women’s Cancers™ benefiting Princess Margaret Hospital.”  All are welcome to come watch and enjoy the day and if you can, be sure to wear your pink. The Braves return home to host the Midland Indians Sr. on Sunday at 5 pm.

NDBL West Division Senior Standings as of July 14

Team New Lowell Knights Creemore Braves Lisle Astros Angus Black Sox Ivy Leafs Clearview Orioles Mansfield Cubs

Wins 12 12 11 7 6 6 4

Loses 2 4 3 7 8 7 11

Ties 1 1 3 1 2 2 0

Points 25 25 25 15 14 14 8


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Friday, July 16, 2010 Vol. 10 No. 29 NOT YOUR ORDINARY AFTERNOON AT THE BALLPARK Gowan Park has seen a lot of baseball games over the years,...