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The Creemore


Friday, August 5, 2011 Vol. 11 No. 31

News and views in and around Creemore

Inside the ECHO

Eating Local

Braves off on Wrong Foot



100 Mile Event kicks off with pancakes.

Baseballers lose first playoff game.

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Muriel Lowcock (in the centre with the plaque and flowers) was surrounded by friends and fellow church members at Tuesday’s presentation.


BAWK BAWK The Rent-a-Youth booth sent a big chicken through the Market

Saturday in an attempt to drum up business and also to pay tribute, we suspect, to the 100 Mile Store’s Local Food Challenge. Here, Rent-a-Youth member Christa Rowe poses with the chicken, who we suspect might be her brother Kevin. For photos of the Local Food Challenge launch, see page 6.

by Brad Holden Muriel Lowcock, a 94-year-old resident of Ruskview on County Road 21 who is well-known here in Creemore, was named Mulmur Township’s Senior of the Year in a program spearheaded by the province of Ontario. Muriel, who has been a resident of the Township for 30 years, was feted by about 40 friends, neighbours and fellow church members on the day she received the award, both at the Council Chambers and later on at her house, where Norma Panzine of Affairs Bakery volunteered a catered lunch. Muriel is a longtime active member of and volunteer for the Salvation Army church at the Hope Acres rehabilitation centre. During the presentation she was congratulated by a recent graduate of the Hope Acres program, who said he never

would have succeeded in beating his addictions were it not for Muriel taking him under her wings. Muriel is a very pious person, and several people commented that you never have a conversation with her without being reminded that “Jesus loves you.” She still participates in the Salvation Army’s Kettle Drive each Christmas during the church’s fundraising season. Several lesser known things about Muriel were revealed during the presentation as well, including the fact that she spent 23 years as the Environment Canada weather monitor for the north Mulmur area. Twice a day she’d have to trudge out to the monitoring station at the back of her property to take readings. Snow measurement, she said, was the trickiest, especially when it was over your head. (See “Mulmur” on page 7)

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Community Calendar This Weekend Friday, August 5

• Creemore Inspired Friday Night Gallery Crawl from 6 to 9 pm. Drop in to Mad & Noisy Gallery, Moyaboya, Maplestone Gallery and Curiosity House for new exhibitions. A unique ‘apres-art’ menu will be featured at Chez Michel after 8 pm. Call 705466-3331 for reservations.

Friday, August 5 to Sunday, August 7

• Nottawasaga Daylilies is holding an Open Garden from 10 am to 5 pm each day. Come and see the many blooming plants! For directions, See ad on page 11.

Saturday, August 6

• Terry Keenleyside, author of Roaming the Big Land: Flavours of Canada will be at Creemore Farmers’ Market from 9:30 to 11:30 am and at Curiosity House Books from 2 to 4 pm. This book is part travel, focusing on food across Canada coast to coast. Call

705-466-3400 for more details. • Bernardin Canning Demonstration at the Creemore Farmers’ Market, 10:00. Reserved spaces still available; see Jean at market or call 466-3591. Do you have the best jam or pickles? Enter the Creemore Farmers’ Market Best Jams& Pickles Contest. Pick up registration forms at market from Jean or Caitlin Brownfield. • Curiosity House Art Opening of new work by Janice Mason Steeves from 2 to 4 pm. Steeves works in cold wax and oil on panel and in this show she explores, using only colour and mark-making, expressive feelings from her childhood.  Come and meet the artist and view these vibrant and expressive paintings.  Refreshments will be served. •The Clearview Community Policing Committee (CCPC)  will be hosting a Car Wash and BBQ

Submit your community events phone: (705) 466-9906 fax: (705) 466-9908

Fundraiser from noon to 4 pm in the Stayner Foodland parking lot. All monies raised goes to the CCPC.  For more information, find us on facebook or go to our website at clearviewcommunitypolicingcommittee.

Saturday, August & Sunday, August 7

• Scrap Metal Fundraising Drive in support is the Jennson Douglas Trust (7-month-old Jennson is going through chemotherapy treatment) at Stayner Co-op parking lot, Huron Street, Stayner. Saturday 10 am to 4 pm, 6 to 8 pm. Sunday 11 am to 4 pm.

Sunday, August 7

• Church Services are on page 5. • Simcoe County Carriage Driving for the Disabled is celebrating 25 years with an Open House at Thorah Farm, 7783 5th Line Essa. RSVP to equinetouch@live. com or Sue 705-424-0627.

Upcoming Events Monday to Sunday

• Creemore Tennis Club: Ladies tennis every Monday at 5:30 pm and Tuesday at 9 am. Men’s tennis Thursdays at 6 pm. Open play on Sundays at 9 am. • Concerned Citizens of Clearview Township invite you to a private showing of Windfall, the Movie. The full-length feature film depicts the pros and cons of industrial wind turbines. To reserve a complimentary admission email or or phone 705-428-2008 or 705-466-3451.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

• Summer Yoga: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 10 am at Station on the Green now through September 8th. Questions: contact Barbara at barbara.tudhope@ or 705-466-6827.

Wednesday, August 10

• A new exhibit is opening called Music to our Ears: The History of Sound and Instruments in Simcoe County from 3 to 5 pm at Simcoe County Museum. For more information visit museum.

Wednesdays, August 10 & Tuesday, August 16

• Creemore Skating Club Registration at the Creemore Arena from 6:30 to 8 pm. Early Bird Fees will apply. A third and final registration will be held on Wednesday, September 14 at the Creemore Arena from 6:30 to 8 pm, regular fees will apply.  After that, regular fees plus a $50 late fee will apply.  There is

also an adult session on Saturday mornings. For more information, please call Dan at 705-428-6781.

Thursday, August 11

• Music in the Park with Ladies’ Night Out playing country from 7 to 9 pm at Station Park in Stayner. Bring a lawn chair & come out to enjoy some live music.

Saturday, August 13

games, parts and a variety of games room related merchandise. A fun meet and greet for games room enthusiasts. • The Toronto & North York Hunt present their Annual Puppy Show at the Creemore Kennels at 3 pm. Light refreshments. All welcome. 878445 5th Line East, Mulmur.

Monday, August 15

• Curiosity House Monthly Story Hour from 10:30 to 11:15 am. Children from 18 months to 6 years of age will have the opportunity to listen to captivating stories with Miriam, share the love of reading and complete a small craft activity. • Oil and Earth, oil landscape paintings by Mark Hope and functional decorated pottery by Rosemary Molesworth. Opening Reception from 2 to 5 pm. Show continues until August 29. Mad and Noisy Gallery, 154 Mill Street, Creemore. For more information 705-466-5555 or info@madandnoisy. com. • Dine & Dance at New Lowell Legion. Hawaiian Luau. Music by the Marsh & Koch Band. Bar opens at 4 pm. Dinner at 6 pm. Adults only $12.50 each. Tickets now available at the bar or from Legion Executive Members. Call 705-424-1621.

• Clearview Township’s Council Meeting at 5:30 pm at the Council Chambers. Everyone welcome. • Sunday Night Hockey League Registration $80 due August 15, $100 due September 15, $80 due December 15. All registered players will receive a “wing deal” at The Old Mill House Pub. Players can register at the pub or at

• Creemore Arcade and Pinball Swap Meet at Station on the Green from noon to 5 pm. Sponsored by Just Push Play Arcade, free admission. Vendors will be set up selling pinball machines, arcade

• Theatre Collingwood presents the world premiere of Fair Play at 8 pm with matinees on August 23 & 25 at 2 pm with no show on August 21. Petunia Valley’s community theatre and the agricultural society attempt to fundraiser for new building that will house sheep and Shakespeare, in a new multi-character comedy by playwright, Dan Needles. Contact 705-445-2200 / (866) 382-2200 /

Sunday, August 14

Thursday, August 18

• Canadian Blood Services’ Blood Donor Clinic at Stayner Evangelical Missionary Church in Stayner from 3 to 7 pm. Call 888 2 DONATE to book your appointment. • Music in the Park with Back Pocket playing classic rock from 7 to 9 pm at Station Park in Stayner. Bring a lawn chair & come out to enjoy some live music.

Thursday, August 18 to Saturday, August 27

Friday, August 19


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Do you have the best jam or pickles? Enter the Creemore Farmers’ Market Best Jams& Pickles Contest. Pick up registration forms at market from Jean or Caitlin Brownfield SATURDAY AUGUST 6 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

• Marie is hosting her Annual Fundraising Party for the Creemore Curling Club from 6:30 pm. Come to the Madriviere’s Sugar Shack, 829051 Mulmur Nottawasaga Townline, Glencairn. Tickets must be purchased in advance. $20 per person. Phone Marie at 705-466-2216 or Karen 705-428-2616 for more details and tickets.

Saturday, August 20

• Mary’s Kitchen from 10 am to 4 pm. Host is Candice Bist. Contact information 705-466-5169 519-925-6466 or

Thursday, August 25

• Music in the Park with Tommy Gilham & The Chill Billys playing country from 7 to 9 pm at Station Park in Stayner. Bring a lawn chair & come out to enjoy some live music.

Saturday, August 27

• Copper Kettle Festival Day in Creemore. For more info • Copper Kettle Classics Car Show from 10 am to 4 pm. • Dunedin Annual Chicken BBQ at Knox Presbyterian Church from 4:30 to 7 pm. Adults $14, youth 7 to 12 $7, 6 & under free. • 8th Annual Stayner Chamber of Commerce Beef BBQ with the Black Family from 5 to 7 pm at Station Park in Stayner. All are welcome.

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Residents request review of Duntroon School closure WARD 4 MaTTERS

Following the decision in June by the Simcoe County District School Board to close Duntroon Central Public School, a group of parents and residents filed a request with the Ministry Thom of Education to review the PATERSON Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) process that led to this decision. The request, known formally as an Administrative Review, was accompanied by a petition signed by 56 parents, students and individuals who participated in the ARC. Essentially, the signatories to the petition are of the opinion that the Board did not comply fully with Ministry and Board guidelines that were established to ensure an informed and transparent accommodation review process. Should the Ministry find that in deed there were deficiencies in the process, the petitioners expect that the decision to close Duntroon should not stand. How the Ministry would proceed in this case is not clear. The Board could be asked to re-convene another ARC. This would be the third in as many years. The best outcome would be that Duntroon would remain open and not be subjected to another closure review for at least five years as stated in the Ministry guidelines. Some of the significant examples of actions taken by the Board that directly effected the final decision to close Duntroon CPS and that did not conform to policy are outlined below. No evidence was provided by the Board that Duntroon CPS did not fully support student achievement objectives. In fact Board staff repeatedly M ap stated that the school facilities are efficient and economical when compared to a range of other schools in the system and provided an effective learning environment. The delivery, timeliness and accuracy of the data required by the ARC members to prepare alternatives solutions to closure was compromised and did not contribute to an atmosphere of full and timely disclosure. The ARC did not receive the full details of the staff school closure option until eight working sessions and two public meetings into the process. Two capital projects, one a new addition onto Clearview Meadows PS and the other a new school in Creemore, planned for 2015 were outlined as part of the Board’s option to close Duntroon, while at the same time acknowledging that both had little potential

for funding. The petitioners believe that inclusion of these proposals was inappropriate and rendered the decision to review Duntroon CPS premature. The petitioners noted a lack of participation in the working sessions and the public meetings by most of the Board Trustees. The Board staff did not present evidence of longterm pupil yield projections based on new residential growth developments identified by Clearview Township in both Nottawa and Creemore. The Board did not have clear and consistent enrollment criteria to determine what constituted a viable small school and is illustrative of the need for

A GREAT FEAT Creemore resident Robin Randall

(right) celebrated his 70th birthday recently by calling up Aiken Scherberger (left), an avid road cyclist, and asking him to take him on a 70-mile ride. That’s not an easy thing to do, especially for someone who decided to start training for the ride two weeks before the big day. But Robin is nothing if not tenacious – he did run the New York Marathon on his 40th birthday, so he has a history for this sort of thing – and indeed, he almost accomplished his goal. At left is a map of their ride, recorded on Aiken’s cycle computer, which shows they managed 62 miles by the time they returned to Creemore more than six hours later! 10 miles

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a rural school policy that reflects the on-the-ground reality of our rural community schools. The review request was submitted on July 16. The Board has 30 days to prepare a response and the Ministry of Education has another 30 days to decide whether to appoint a facilitator to undertake an Administrative Review. Duntroon is a small rural school. It has met its students and the community needs admirably, providing a well-rounded education and nurturing a strong community identity. The petitioners continue to work with the Board and the Ministry to keep this excellent educational and community facility open.

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Opinion Editorial


Friday, August 5, 2011

Letters are Tricky

The back and forth in the Letters department over the past few weeks has been exciting to see, as letters to the Editor are always a good gauge as to how engaged our readers are with the newspaper. We haven’t been able to print them all, however, mostly because when they reach a length of more than 1,000 words, they start to take up entire pages in the paper. So please keep them as brief as you can, and more importantly, as polite as you can. Even if one of the long letters were shorter last week, we would have been hesitant to print it as it made borderline personal attacks upon a previous letter writer. Please remember, when writing letters, that everyone is entitled to their opinion. You can disagree with their opinion and argue against it, but you can’t criticize people for writing about what they believe in. Also, when someone is talking about a trend or a generally held opinion, they are not attacking you personally, they are merely commenting on what is going on in our community.

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Billboards okay

Dear Editor: This is in response to Mr. Bull’s question about billboards: “Wouldn’t it be nice if they weren’t there?” Billboards provide an environmentally sustainable means of advertising local events, businesses and services. Unlike telemarketing or direct mailing, billboards are passive in nature and do not generate excess amounts of waste. Indeed, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, however to compare many of these ads to “gold weaseller’s ads” is really disappointing. I have visited many of the local businesses who use these billboards and have nothing but positive comments to share.  In terms of administration, with a quick search of the County of Simcoe website and Clearview Township website, it is clear that billboards are regulated. For billboards on County Road 42 (Airport Road) permits are required from both the County and the Township. In addition, approval from the NVCA must be granted.   As for worrying about what my neighbour has, whether it is a billboard or large sign, it isn’t my interest. I am after all their neighbour, not their property manager.  Sheila Goodfellow, Clearview Township

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Here are two more great views of turn-of-the-last-century County Road 124. Above is Maple Valley, brought in by Kit Cooper, and at bottom is Redickville, brought in by Doreen Rowbotham.


A call for an anti-NIMBYism vaccine Letter to the Editor: OK. I give! Enough! This insanity has persisted unabated for what, six years? Seven years? Eight years? More? I know we all need hobbies but please... in the past people did things like model airplanes, made quilts, knitted. The world didn’t have to suffer through someone else’s hobby, we could tuck it in a drawer after you left and no one’s feelings were hurt. Your air is polluted. Your water is polluted. The food you eat is polluted, and the best you can come up with is property values. Really? No, really? Here’s an idea: step out your front door and look to the left. See anything? No. Look to the right; anything? See that manure spreader being pulled by a tractor? Could that be your foul wind? Oops, I hate to tarnish my reputation but I might have squished Thumper on my way home... and then there was this cute little black bird who committed Hari kari on my front grille. Do you think we should ban cars? I’m sure all those cute little butts in spandex would agree.

Editor Brad Holden

Manager Georgi Denison

Property values, really? Let’s see. Alliance? Down with Alliance, bad, evil, booo! Brewery expansion? Down with Creemore Springs, bad, evil business, booo! Ban the quarry, bad, evil business, bad, booo, hiss! Hmm, down with wind power, wpd evil, bad, hiss! When do we start to trash the solar panels ? Surely they are an eyesore, blinding those poor drivers from the glare! Down with solar, that evil empire, resistance is futile. If we don’t kill you with our placards, we’ll drive you crazy with our hissing! I say we need a new movement. Let’s call it a NIMBY awareness campaign, just like the bedbug campaign. Everyone should seek a vaccination. It’s an evil disease that mimics many other diseases; symptoms include sleeplessness, inability to focus, a general malaise and strange vocal outbursts, boo, hiss! Oops, sorry, I must be due for my booster shot. I’m sure we can find a cure, so we can eradicate it from the planet before it’s too late. Property values, really? Katherine Barrer, New Lowell


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Creemore Big Heart Seniors Seniors

There were 44 of us great interest to me. They assembled for cards came from Roy’s long time today. Bob Veale thanked collection of interesting items, Marcie Cameron for and my thanks to Effie Taylor giving Barb Pilon (our for delivering them to me. candy gal) a big bag of The Township has done goodies to be shared a nice job of paving the among the players, road south of Dad’s farm to Sylvia GALE which is very much the Airport Road north of appreciated. Then there was a “Thank Avening. We folks down here in the You” from the G&M Hospital for our “hinterland” really appreciate this as 2010 yearly donation. We had a cute it makes our trip to Creemore, and joke from Barb Pilon before we settled points west, easier on vehicles and into cards. old bodies. The 50/50 draws went to Gerri Our best wishes go out to Phyllis Miller, Ted Underhill, Bert Douglas, Seed, who has just recently been Eileen Giffen, Kevin Keough and released from Alliston Hospital after Lucy Young. nearly two weeks in there, and to There were only three moon shots Winston Ferguson, who had his today, played by Warren Gale, elbow operated on in Toronto, but Lillian Hiltz and Dave Smith. Warren after getting out of hospital down there won the Sidewinder’s loot, and Dave he ended up in the G&M Hospital won the travelling prize. in Collingwood. Also, best wishes High Scorers were Marcie to Ron Hartley, who has not been Campbell 312 (see – good deeds do feeling top notch lately. Our thoughts get rewarded!), Marge Douglas 307, are with you all. Lillian Hiltz 277 and Bert Douglas We had a nice visit this week 271. Low was a guy who doesn’t often with Nikki Thomas, Warren’s find himself in this position – our granddaughter, and her family Tyler own Jim Ferguson with a score of and Amber, plus a friend of Amber’s. 71 points. Ah well, better days ahead, They only stayed over one night, Jim! which was a pretty short visit, but My thanks to the Summers family we appreciate any time we get in – Wendy, Judy and Larry – for their busy lives. Tyler (14 years old) the three old booklets that are of had been to France on a school trip,

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Clougher-Lisle Sunday Service at 9:30 am All are welcome to join us.

Creemore United Pastoral Charge Summer Schedule Aug 7 & Aug 14: Avening United Church at 10:15 am Aug 21: Praise in the Park – New Lowell All are welcome 466-2200

Join us at St. Luke’s Anglican Church 22 Caroline St. W. 466-2206 For a joyful service of worship join us each Sunday at 11 am

The Salvation Army Hope Acres Community Church Invites you to attend Sunday Church Services at 10:45 am 998614 Mulmur Tosorontio Townline, Glencairn For more info call (705) 466-3435

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

St. Andrew’s Maple Cross Presbyterian Church 1 Caroline Street West Worship & Sunday School at 10 am. “Where Jesus is Lord, all are welcome.”

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and he brought back a great picture pointing at Warren’s “brick,” which commemorates the Canadians at Juno Beach in Normandy. Speaking of Warren’s family, I got a real kick out of sister-in-law Mary Gale (Warren’s deceased brother Arthur’s wife) telling me that she had sold her house in Toronto, and she had moved into a retirement home. Her son, Art, had been living with her, so I asked Mary where Art was – she told me she had “sold Art with the house.” I said, “What did you say?” She replied, “I did. I sold Art with the house.” It turns out he has the right to stay in the house for a specified time, and then he will have to find his own “digs.” But for Mary, the most concerned mother you could ever meet, to say she had “sold her son with the house” had me questioning my hearing! Mind you, Art is some 50 years old, so I guess he’ll manage okay. We had a nice lot of folks for our Rama bus this week, and thanks goes to Vice President Ray Leighton for getting my wheels and oxygen cylinder up the bus steps, and to Lori Keith for bringing the goodies (as Norma Johnston, who usually brings the goodies, was away). Also, thanks to Irma Flack for checking off passengers, and to Sharon Harrison for reading out the jokes without the aid of a microphone. Judging by the applause she got, the folks appreciated the job she did. Then there was a couple of gals who were in the very far corner of Rama when they realized they should be on the bus. So now we have a couple of “sizzle-foots” who might be persuaded to lend their talent to the local big league baseball teams to steal bases for them. They would be

a cinch to get around the diamond in a hurry. We also thank Eileen Martin and Marjorie Rolfe for leading the chorus of “Are we there yet?” when we got on the bridge in Orillia, the place where the absent Norma Johnston always wakes us all up with her loud query. And thanks to Marion Kelly for fighting the bag of goodies to a draw and getting it opened so we could hand them around. I enjoyed Craig Simpson’s insight into politics in the United States. It seems incomprehensible to most people that the States would let itself get into the scary position that it now finds itself. But they seem to live in an “insulated” world where most anything north of the border suddenly becomes totally different (particularly weather wise) than it is just a few miles south in the States. When we were down there some years ago, we were asked all sorts of questions such as “Can we drive all the way to Canada, or do we have to go on a boat?” Any glance on a map would make clear that the distance from east to west is basically the same in Canada as it is in the States, but we did get some questions that sounded if they thought Toronto and Vancouver were cheek-by-jowl, such as, “If we walked on the train tracks, would we get to Vancouver from Toronto by dark?” And don’t even think of mentioning someplace like Fredericton or Regina and then expect people to have any idea of where you are talking about. For the folks who watch “Mantracker,” there is supposed to be a new episode aired on Sunday, August 7. I’m not sure if it will be at 6 pm or 9 pm on OLN (Outdoor Life Network).

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APPOINTMENTS The Township of Mulmur invites members of the community to apply for the following positions: North Dufferin Recreation Committee (1 member) Police Services Board (1 member) Livestock Evaluator (1 position) Fence Viewers (2 positions) Previous members and/or applicants are welcome to re-apply. To obtain an application form, please go to the township website: (“Town Hall” “Committees”) or contact the Township Office. Applications can be submitted in person, by mail, fax or e-mail up to Friday, August 26, 2011 by 2:00 pm. We thank you for your interest. Township of Mulmur Kerstin Shillum Acting Deputy Clerk-Treasurer Township of Mulmur 758070 2nd Line East, R.R. # 2, Lisle, On. L0M 1M0 (ph) 705 466 3341 Ext 223 (fax) 705 466 2922



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LOCAL LOCAL LOCAL The Creemore Farmers’ Market had an even more local vibe than usual last Saturday, with the 100 Mile Store kicking off their

Local Food Challenge with a pancake breakfast (cooked up by the New Farm interns) and Freshalicious cookbook author Stacy Fokas (below right) hanging out at the Curiousity House book-signing booth. On Saturday, August 6 the Market will host another Local Food Challenge event: a canning and preserving demonstration by the folks at Bernardin.

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Five weeks till school starts... If you are looking for ways to fill the time before the start of Michele McKENZIE this magical date, think of us and what we have to offer here at the Clearview Public Library. Enjoy our air-conditioned comfort as you check out our shelves for your favourite classic or a brand new fiction bestseller. Choose a title or two from our well stocked magazine, movie and music collections. Investigate our introductory selections of Playaway View and Wii games or learn something â&#x20AC;&#x153;newâ&#x20AC;? from our extensive accumulation of nonfiction books. We have new hours at the Creemore Branch to better serve you. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we are now open from 10 am in the morning straight through to 5 pm and then again from 7 to 9 pm. Please take note of these new openings and come visit us on every weekday morning. On Fridays, the TD Summer Reading Program is in full swing with our students, Alissa and Hannah. They have organized some great fun free activities for the Sunbeams (ages 3 to 5 years)

Jovanna Creet loves the Library, and she illustrated why in this poster. at 10 am, Blazing Bookworms (ages 6 to 8 years) at 1 pm, and the Sizzling Scholars (ages 9 to 12 years) at 3 pm. Please call 705-466-3011 to register your child or pop by for a drop-in visit. We are continuing to welcome participation in the informal aspect of the reading program by featuring your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s art pictures and/or written book reports on our Pails of Time roguesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; gallery. Reports will be accepted up to Friday, August 19 and prizes will be given out during the week of August 23 to 27. Our Library Outreach Programs are out and about in the various communities

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(Continued from page 1) She was a longtime member of the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Institute and the Bruce Trail Association (she once hiked from Lavender to Mono Mills in 12 hours). She also, quite fantastically, parachuted from an airplane on her 85th birthday, fulfilling a longtime dream. In accepting the award from Mulmur Mayor Paul Mills, Muriel told him how wonderful it was that Council had chosen her. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But of course, I should say that the Lord chose me,â&#x20AC;? she said. Several people had good words for Muriel after the presentation, but perhaps the most fitting came from Micheline Hardy, one of the current Captains at Hope Acres. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Muriel,â&#x20AC;? she said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;you are an inspiration to each and every person who crosses your path.â&#x20AC;?

of Clearview Township. Please say hi if you see us at the Creemore Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Market where we will be selling gently loved books at exceptional prices once again on Saturday, September 3 during the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market. We will be offering a very special Story Hour for Dogs at this time too! Watch this space for more details about this super special Library Outreach day where we will be presenting a number of activities. On Saturday, August 6, we will be featuring our Wii game selection and our local history collection at the Gathering of the Classics at the Edenvale

Aerodrome. Come see the planes, vintage cars and motorcycles at Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest fly-in event. Plan to get a jump start on your Christmas shopping on Saturday, August 13 by joining Lori and Hannah as they host their popular Stuff a Pet party at the Stayner branch of The Clearview Public Library at 2 pm. They will have a wide selection of high-quality animal stuffies from black bears to striped zebras ($15 to $20) for your child to bring â&#x20AC;&#x153;to lifeâ&#x20AC;?! Please pre-register by calling 705-4283595 but drop-ins are welcome too. Lori is one of our Ontario Early Years Teachers who will also incorporate literacy and numeracy skills into these party activities too. Lori will be joining us at the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market day at the Creemore Farmers Market as well. We plan to be at the 25th anniversary of the Copper Kettle Festival (Creemore), Wordstock (Collingwood) and The Purple Hills Studio Tour (Creemore) in late August and September as well. Details of all these Library Outreach programs will be posted on the community bulletin boards or on the digital screens inhouse as well as printed in the local newspapers. Please call Glenda, Rita or Michele at the Creemore Branchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s circulation desk at 705 -466-3011 if you have any questions about these activities and we all hope to see you at the library this summer!

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The 99-megawatt Talbot Wind Project, located in the municipality of Chatham-Kent, generates enough emissionsfree electricity to meet the needs of about 33,000 homes.





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Creemore Dairy Farmer John Miller poses in the “Local” t-shirt given to him by Jackie Durnford (second from right) and Sandra Lackie (right) of the 100 Mile Store after Miller spoke engagingly to a full house at the 100 Mile Store’s Milk and Honey event Wednesday night. At right is Miller’s wife and business partner Marie. The topic of Miller’s speech was his plan to build a full-fledged dairy on his farm. “Miller’s Dairy” will eventually provide bottled skim, 1 per cent, 2 per cent, homogenized and chocolate Jersey milk to independent food sellers in the south Georgian Bay and Barrie areas. The Millers have bought a functioning plant from a dairy in South Carolina and are in the process of moving the equipment here. Doug Abbot has been hired to construct the building. It’s hoped that production will be underway by the end of the year.

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What’s on in August

In the Gallery- Janice Mason Steeves NEW WORKS - Opening Reception Saturday, August 6, 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Painting in oil and wax on panel, Janice Mason Steeves, an award winning artist from the Guelph area, has found a new voice in her recent abstract works. Using only colour and markmaking, she has explored the memories and feelings of childhood and has created a show which is vibrant and expressive. Janice graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design with an Honours Diploma in Drawing and Painting.

Author Event - Terence Keenleyside Saturday, August 6 10 am to Noon - Creemore Farmers’ Market 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Curiosity House

Roaming the Big Land: Flavours of Canada is a celebration of Canada from coast to coast to coast. A former Canadian diplomat and award-winning writer Terence Keenleyside’s tales are touching, amusing and insightful investigations of the Canadian identity and each chapter is highlighted with the addition of an original Canadian recipe.

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• The Creemore Echo •

Friday, August 5, 2011

Ensuring Creemore has a healthy tree canopy tree society

Question: When are the two best times to plant a tree? Answer: Twenty years ago or today. In 2001, Creemore was selected as one of the 10 Basil prettiest towns in Canada GUINANE by Harrowsmith magazine. In large part, that selection was based on the trees of Creemore. Its canopy is composed of stately maples, chestnuts, walnuts and ash in addition to other varieties. Now one prominent member of that beautiful canopy is under threat from a foe less than a centimeter long. The emerald ash borer made its way from China to the Detroit-Windsor area in 2002 in untreated packing material. It was detected in Toronto in 2007 and now that city is predicting that its 860,000 ash trees will be wiped out by 2017. Toronto is a short drive to the south of us, so it is imperative that Creemore has to start planning for the impact of this tiny invader. The adult ash borer lays eggs in crevasses in the bark of ash trees. Larvae burrow into the bark after hatching and girdle the tree as they feed, which disrupts the flow of water and nutrients throughout the tree. The end result is the death of the tree within two years. All native ash trees are susceptible. The potential damage this creature can cause rivals that of the American Chestnut blight, which caused a

mass extinction of that tree, and elm disease, which has had a devastating impact. The ash borer has already killed 50-100 million trees in Canada and the United States and threatens to wipe out most of the estimated 7.5 billion ash trees throughout North America. Creemore has a number of ash trees and their demise would have a dire impact on our town and the surrounding area. According to Liz Smith, a Tree Society board member and arborist, “we need to plan for the future.” Smith also points to the impact of pests and blights as illustrating the need for a diverse canopy. “We have to continue to diversify, so we don’t have one dominant tree type,” she said. The Tree Society of Creemore has been established to help. The Society was formed in 1990 as a volunteer organization committed to preserving Creemore’s tree-lined streets. According to current president Rowlie Fleming, it is “dedicated to ensuring Creemore has a healthy canopy now and in the future.” The Society does this by raising funds for tree planting, providing advice on tree care and public education and youth involvement. The Society also has an “in memoriam” program which allows you to plant a tree in memory of a loved one. If you are interested in becoming a member or learning more about our programs you can visit us at the coffee booth in the Creemore Farmers’ Market on September 3, 10 and 17 or visit our website at

STATION WINNER David and Joan Black drew

the first Early Bird winner in the Station Big Greens Raffle on July 31. Congratulations to the winner, Brian Usher-Jones. There will be three more Early Bird draws, held, at the end of each month. The Grand Prize Draw will be held November 30. All ticket holders, including Early Bird winners, are eligible for the Grand Prize which, to date, stands at $3,000 (50 per cent of the total sold) with four months of ticket sales left to go.

• Service Directory • Accountant Ramona A. Greer CGA Certified General Accountant 7351 Hwy 26, Stayner and Creemore by appointment

(705) 428-2171 Member of the Certified General Accountants of Ontario

Computer Repairs

Alternative Energy Animal Care


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Property Maintenance

Safety’s & Fuel Injection

218 Main Street, Stayner Garry Stamp, Owner/Operator



Pet Care

John L. Ferris

Tami (705) 466-GReN (4736)

Megan L. Celhoffer

Pet Sitter

Susan’s Grooming Salon

Pet Lovers

Professional Grooming for all breeds 31 Caroline St. E East entrance OPEN Mon-Fri Call for appointments

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Giving your pets the care that they get from you. Leave your pets at home. Reliable, loving care provided when you are away. Creemore & area.



Services 190 Mill Street T 705-466-3888



PLUMBING Servicing Creemore and surrounding area

Drywall • Painting Carpentry • Tile Work Masonry • Roofing

Make one call - we do it all Over 30 years experience

Neil I McAvoy 705.466.3804


Easy on the Eyes Exterior Painting


(705) 791-5478 Plumber


Jason Gardner Qualified service for all your plumbing needs

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Call for your free estimate

Licensed and insured

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Towing at its best! For all your towing and recovery needs!



Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Low Maintenance, Native Plants, Vegetable Gardens

Property Management Garden Design & Maintenance Woodlot Management Home checks, pet care


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Master Painter

Repairs to all makes of cars and light trucks!

General Contracting Renovations & Repairs

Garden Design & Maintenance Service

We weed, prune, edge, plant, water, cultivate, topdress, etc.

Paul Briggs

Valley Auto & Tech



General Practise of Law

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Machine Shop Facility • Custom Steel Fabrication & repairs • Decorative Iron Railing, Fences & Gates 8:00a.m. to 4:30 p.m.-Monday to Friday Book ahead for Saturday Service Don Brearey or Gloria Howie




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The Creemore Echo Service Directory allows you to advertise for the cost of $15 per week.

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New Rooms for rent. Furnished. $120 per week includes shared living room, heat, hydro, wireless internet, satellite TV, parking. Linens supplied. No smoking. Call 705-444-4852.

A most sincere thank you to each family member, friend and neighbour who expressed best wishes in so many ways for our 50th wedding anniversary. Your love and kindness is indeed treasured. May God continue to bless each of you. Harold and Audrey Davidson

Lowe, Viola Mildred Peacefully on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at her home surrounded by family at the age of 80. Vi of Stayner, beloved wife of Dalton R. Lowe for over 58 years. Loving “Momma Bear” of Cynthia and her husband Dean Walker, Jim and his wife Cathy, Allen and his wife Lynne, Doug and his wife Lorna, Monica and her husband Len Menecola, Bob and his wife Tammy, Myrna and her husband Jim Whitley and predeceased by her infant children Ross, Rhonda and Keith. Cherished grandmother of Matt (Jessie), Doug (Geneviève), Amanda, Andy (Stephanie), Rhonda (Andrew), Jennifer, Kevin, Ashleigh, Amber, Alex, Ian, Heather, Josh, Jordynne, Melissa, Michelle, Zachary, Clayton, Luke and Jessica and great grandmother to Ava, Max, Mélina , Kael, Leah, Aaden and Sophia. Vi was predeceased by her parents Ben and Anne (nee Peardon) Lee, brothers Bev, Earl, George and Cecil, sisters Audrey and Shirley and parents-in-law Arthur and Naomi Lowe. She was the co-founder of Dalton R. Lowe and Sons Construction and was a vital part of its success over the past 59 years. She was a strong, vibrant woman who has left a lasting legacy for her family and her community. Friends were received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel, 7313 Highway 26, Stayner Sunday from 7 to 9 pm and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Funeral Service was held at the Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd, 212 Scott Street, Stayner on Tuesday August 2, 2011 at 1 o’clock. Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the Lowe family. For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to

Woods, Richard Lee (Lee) – 1940 to 2011. Peacefully at his farm in the Pine River Valley surrounded by his family on Friday, July 29, 2011. Beloved husband of Hilarie, dear father of Rebecca (Tony) and Tim, cherished brother of Carol (Jack), Michael and Suzanne, proud grandfather (Hondo) to Lucy, Simon, Clare and Graeme and son-in-law to Elizabeth Clarke. Lee lived life to the fullest and honed many devoted and lifelong friendships along the way. He connected to people in a very genuine way. Lee practised law with distinction for over 40 years with Borden Ladner & Gervais. He was a past President of York Downs Golf & Country Club and the University Club of Toronto and past Chair of the Quetico Foundation. The family wish to express their gratitude to Doctors Reece, Bryson, Knox and Houston and to the team from St. Elizabeth Health Care. A celebration of Lee’s life will be held at the Station on the Green in Creemore, Ontario from 3 to 5 pm on Sunday, August 7, 2011. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Princess Margaret Hospital or to The Quetico Foundation, 390 Bay Street, Suite 1206, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2Y2. Friends may visit Lee’s on-line Book of Memories at

Quality Office/Studio Space for rent. Excellent opportunity for small business owner or artist looking for attractive location in central Creemore. $400/month plus utilities. Please call 705-446-4841 (between 9 am and 5 pm) for more details.

Ski rentals Ski Season Rental: Creemore On The River. Water wonderland! 4 bedroom open concept vaulted ceilings. Very private. Available December 1, 2011 to April 1, 2012. Call Vicki Bell, Broker Royal LePage All Real Estate Services Ltd. Brokerage 705-446-4539 or email Ski Season Rental: South of Singhampton. Brick schoolhouse totally renovated 3 bedroom 1 bathroom open concept, very nicely furnished. Available Dec. 1 2011 to April 1 2012. Call Vicki Bell, Broker Royal LePage All Real Estate Services Ltd. Brokerage 705-446-4539 or email

Services English Riding Lessons. Learn how to ride with an Equine Canada Certified Coach in Glencairn. Outdoor lessons available weekdays, evenings and weekends. Call 705-466-3705. Appraisal Services available for antiques, household, estate, matrimonial, insurance, farm and heavy machinery. Written reports upon request, certified appraiser 27 years experience, consultants for auctions. Call Ferguson Auction and Appraisal Services 519-215-1107. Trail Design & Construction - specialists in trail designs and construction with over 10 years experience in creating hiking, biking, interpretive, skiing, mountain bike, snowmobile, ATV and motorcycle trails. If you are considering trail construction on your property and would like a quote call: Jim Collis at Collis Environmental 705-429-5794 or 705-444-4277.

Child care Building Blocks Home Daycare has full or part-time spaces available & before and after school care. Call for more information or to book a play date! 705-466-6355.

I want to say a big thank you to all of my art camp kiddies past and present for all of the fun we have had since 2004. I am off to new adventures with my art and I wish the same for all of you, love darci-que and emily too

help wanted D Foster Haulage in Caledon/Brampton area has immediate openings for qualified (licenced), experienced and dependable drivers able to operate dump truck with pony-pup trailer and/ or tractor with live-bottom trailer. All vehicles are in excellent condition and are maintained regularly.  Top wages paid. Must be licensed and have proof of  3 years experience for insurance clearage. Must be able to read, write and speak English. Qualified applicants can contact David Foster at (905) 8430115 or email Wanted: students that are looking for community hours for school. Volunteer for Copper Kettle Festival and we will help you get closer to the hours you need. Please contact Lily at Creemore Springs. Volunteers required for the Copper Kettle Classics Car Show, For more information contact Corey – 705-5200110 ext 201.

summer yoga Summer Yoga: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 10 am at Station on the Green now through September 8th. Questions: contact Barbara at barbara.tuhope@ or 705-466-6827.


dining While participating in the 10 mile challenge we were amazed at how many local goods Mylar’s uses year-round. Our menu is based on products from our community as much as possible, from Downey potatoes to Metheral meats, Giffin apples, Woolwich cheese, Holly Park prime ribs, Ontario Fisheries, Schneider Meats & all dairy products & fresh tomatoes from Mylar’s garden. As the seasons change so do our vegetables to ensure fresh local produce whenever possible. Now we can feast our eyes on Bishops’beautiful gladiolus. We are very lucky to live and work in an area with so many blessings. Happy August. Mylar and Loreta’s Restaurant, Singhampton. 705-445-1247.

Micks, Gerald passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 27, 2011 at the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital in his 65th year. Beloved husband of Carolyn. Loving father of Jane Micks, Brad (Tammy) Slater and Karen (David) Cleary. Cherished grandfather of Megan, Jeremy, Kyle, Scott and Sarah. Gerald is survived by his sister Rosie (Earle) Gass and brother is law Earl Galbraith; predeceased by sister Violet Galbraith, brothers Harvey and James and parents William and Dora Micks. Funeral Service was held at Clearview Community Church  on Tuesday August 2, 2011. Interment at Creemore Union Cemetery. Friends may visit Gerald’s on-line Book of Memories at


OPEN GARDEN Peak Bloom Continues! Open 10am to 5pm Fri. Sat. Sun. & Holidays until Labour Day. Weekdays call ahead.

Directions: From Airport Road south of Avening turn west on the 3/4 SR, then south on the 3rd Conc. We are the first house on the left: #3757, 3rd Conc., Nottawasaga

Julie & Tom Wilson

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Braves take loss in opening playoff game by Fred Mills Creemore hopped over to New Lowell for the New Lowell Knights Civic Holiday tournament last weekend. The Braves faced Merriton in the first game on Saturday, and Matt Baldry hit the hill and pitched for the win allowing six hits. Creemore had 10 hits with a demanding eight-run first inning. Steve Westbrooke having a pair as hists and Todd Gowan clubbed a grand slam home run. Creemore won 13-5. The Braves continued on Sunday vs. Bolton “B”. Todd Gowan threw five innings and allowed only two runs on three hits. Brad Grieveson came in for for two innings of relief, giving up one hit. Creemore had four hits in total, with Tom Gateman notching two of them including a home run. Rob Perkins and Curt Barett contributed the other hits. Creemore and Bolton “B” tied 2-2. Creemore returned on Monday to face Clearview. Matt Baldry pitched three innings allowing four runs on five hits. Brett Trott threw two innings giving up four runs on three hits. The Braves had four hits that went to Bryan Post, Tom Gateman, Curt Barrett and Glen Patterson. Clearview handed Creemore an 8-1 loss, ending their tournament. Creemore hosted Clearview on Tuesday for the first game in the best-of-five first round of the playoffs. Ryan Bartley took the ball and pitched six innings, allowing one run on six hits. With great pitching on both sides and spectacular defensive plays by the Braves to keep the score close, it was a pitching dual. Brad Grieveson came on in relief and took the loss. The Braves had six hits that went to Steve Dowding, Chris Greer, Ryan Bartley, Todd Gowan, Rob Perkins and Matt Baldry. Clearview 2, Creemore 1.

The Braves’ bench was sombre during an playoff opening loss to Clearview. The Braves’ playoff series against Clearview continues on Friday in Creemore at 6:15 pm, Saturday at noon in New Lowell and Sunday at 5 pm in New Lowell (as well as Tuesday in Creemore at 6:15 pm and Wednesday in New Lowell at 6:15 pm if necessary). The two-time Canadian Champion Dufferin

Simcoe Rockers travelled to Burlington on July 29 to August 1 to defend their crown at National Senior Championships but came up short. They beat Burlington 5-2 and Hamilton 10-1 in the opening round and Hamilton 12-2 in the quarter finals, but lost a close semi final game to Petit De Grat, Nova Scotia by a score of 1-0.

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Drop by our showroom Massage Therapy

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3rd annual


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What’s Happening Foraging Workshop with Alexis Burnett Location Change Station on the Green, Creemore Fri. Aug 5th, 7:30pm, $10

Preserving Workshop by Bernardin Station on the Green, Creemore Sat. Aug 6th, 10 -11am, $5, sign up required find us on facebook 2011 Local Food Challenge info 705 466-3514

Dave Ferguson Memorials

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Dave Ferguson • 428.2818 • 888.424-8201 172 Mill St. Unit C, Creemore

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Braves off on Wrong Foot Eating Local BAWK BAWK The Rent-a-Youth booth sent a big chicken through the Market Muriel Lowcock (in the centre w...