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The Creemore


Friday, September 2, 2011 Vol. 11 No. 35

News and views in and around Creemore

Inside the ECHO

Copper Kettle Kilts

Watchdogs or NIMBYs?

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A discussion on public discourse.

A fun day captured in pictures.

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New Stack will reduce the smell of brewing by Brad Holden Creemore residents who object to the smell of the brew cycle at Creemore Springs will soon have their concerns alleviated, but in order to deal with the problem the brewery will be increasing the height of their kettle stack to about 24 metres, or 78.8 feet above the ground. The extension of the stack comes as a result of complaints by nearby residents to the Ministry of Environment. Since those have come in, the MoE has been monitoring the smell of the air during times when the brewery is in operation. Currently, the short stack on the building emits eight odour units. (An odour unit is defined as the threshold at which half the population can detect the smell). When the tall stack is built, Creemore Springs executive

vice president Gord Fuller told us, modelling suggests that the brewery will emit just one odour unit, the limit being imposed by the MoE in the Certificate of Approval currently being drafted by the Ministry. The limit is also included in the new Official Plan Amendment recently acquired by the brewery. “The deadline for us to meet the odour limits in next March,” said Fuller. “But it’s budgeted this year so we’re hoping we can have it up this fall.” The brewery’s Prestige Industrial zoning requires buildings and structures to have a maximum height of 18 metres, but an exception allows roof structures to extend to 10 metres above that height. That means the new brewery will not need a decision of Council (see complaints on page 3)

Big Greens Draws Continue Jean Smart and Judy Parsons of the

Creemore Village Pharmacy hold the ticket of the Station on the Green’s second early bird winner. The August draw was won by Gail Andrews of Creemore. The grand prize of this 50/50 raffle to be drawn on November 30 now sits at $4000 but is expected to climb as more people purchase tickets. Tickets are available from Station Board members, The Creemore Echo and Curiosity House. The next early bird draw takes place September 30.

A delicious Success Local restaurateurs Don Akehurst of the Sovereign,

Steve and Carol Sperandeo of The Old Mill House Pub and Michel Masselin of Chez Michel added the the local flavour of Sunday’s gourmet brunch coordinated in part by Steph McLarty of Creemore Springs Brewery. This was just one of many enjoyable events that made up last weekend’s Copper Kettle Festivities. For more pictures see page 7.

Bigger Event, Bigger Crowd The 2011 edition of Creemore’s Copper Kettle Festival weekend, with over 4000 people in attendance on Saturday and many extending the fun at a Locavore lunch on the Sunday, was “probably the biggest and best we have had” according to Creemore Springs Marketing Manager Steph McLarty. Local business owners and attendees commented that the crowds were larger this year and McLarty confirms that the numbers were well up over 2010. She attributes the success to increased advertising and media coverage both locally and in Toronto, the continued growth of the Copper Kettle Classics

Car show run by Corey Finkelstein as well as a $27,200 Celebrate Ontario Grant which provided resources to add a local stage, additional entertainment and extend the event for another day. Councillor Thom Paterson was one of the 200 people who enjoyed the Sunday luncheon. He had nothing but praise for the meal he was served as well as the brewery’s contribution and the community’s commitment to making things happen. “I thought it was really well done,” said Paterson. “This event contributes to both the social and economic health of our community. It is so typical of all that Creemore is and can be.”

Echo Briefs

Windfall at 4 and 7pm

Market’s Birthday

The Creemore Farmers’ Market celebrates 14 years in the community this Saturday, September 3 with birthday cake, free draws, games and a local youth market not to mention the abundance of the harvest.

Windfall, a film by Laura Israel, plays at The Gayety Theatre, 161 Hurontario Street, Collingwood Thursday, September 8 at 4 pm and at 7 pm. This award-winning documentary logs the affect of industrial wind turbines on a small community. See Community Calendar page 2 for ticket details.

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Community Calendar

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This Weekend Fridays to Thanksgiving

• Rosemont Farmers’ Market is open from 2:30 to 7 pm. Running every Friday to Thanksgiving Friday.

Friday, September 2 to Tuesday, September 6

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

Friday, September 2

• Charity BBQ for “The Love of Jennson” from 11am to 2 pm at Ramona Greer, CGA - 7351 Hwy #26, Stayner just east of Tim Horton’s Plaza. Hamburger or hot dog for a minimum donation of $2. Add chips and a drink for donation of $3. All Proceeds to the trust fund for Jennson Douglas to help with travel expenses to receive chemotherapy at Sick Kids Hospital. For more information call 705-428-2171. • Creemore Inspired Art Crawl from 6 to 9 pm. Curiosity House Books & Gallery, Maplestone Gallery, Moyaboya and the Mad and Noisy Gallery present our new art exhibits for September with a special apres art menu at Chez Michel (reservations suggested.) Please join us!

Saturday, September 3

• Creemore Farmers’ Market Birthday Bash and Children’s Market. Join the market in celebrating 14 years in the community. There will be a giant birthday cake, free draws, games, and more. Local youth participating in the market will offer home-baked, home made and home grown products for sale. • Bake and Treasure Sale from 9 to 11:30 am at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Maple Cross Church, 1 Caroline St. Creemore. Sponsored by Presbyterian Ladies Group (G.W.S.) • Curiosity House Author Event with Pat Crocker, a culinary herbalist, professional home economist and an award-winning author of several cookbooks. Preserving:   A Resource Cookbook For Home Canning and Preserving  and  Everyday Flexitarian, Pat and co-author Nettie Cronish tackle the challenge of bridging the gap between meat lovers and vegetarians. Pat Crocker will be signing copies of these wonderful cookbooks at the Creemore Farmers’ Market from 9:30 to 11:30 am and at Curiosity House from 2 to 4 pm.  Please join us.

• Dufferin Grey ATV Club invites you to ride for “Kids’ sake” raising money for Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation through a 70 km ATV Poker Fun starting in Markdale.  Great prizes to be won.  Poker hand cost $25. Day passes for non-members available.  Registration from 8 to 10 am.  For more information see or call Ron Penner (519-925-6670).

Saturday, September 3 to Monday, September 19

• Of the Earth – A Contemporary Integration of Figure and Landscape, photography by Jim Stacey. Although he starts with his own photography, the media Stacey uses – floating pigment over metal foil – is his own invention. Public are invited to an opening reception from 2 to 5 pm. Show continues until September 19. Mad and Noisy Gallery, 154 Mill Street, Creemore. For more information 705466-5555 or

Sunday, September 4

• Church Services are on page 5.

Upcoming Events Wednesday, September 7

• 1st Creemore Scouting Registration Night at Creemore Legion from 6:30 to 8 pm. Fee is $175 per youth. Also looking for volunteers you have any questions contact Cathy Traverse at 705-466-2307.

Thursday, September 8

• Windfall, a film by Laura Israel, at Historic Gayety Theatre, 161 Hurontario Street, Collingwood at 4 pm and at 7 pm. A full-length award winning documentary on the affects of industrial wind turbines on a small community. $5 tickets available at Creemore Village Pharmacy & Stayner Home Hardware.

Friday, September 9 to Saturday, September 10

• Wordstock 2011 in Collingwood. Opening night event Off the Page at Collingwood’s Royal Canadian Legion at 8 pm. Tickets $27 available at www.wordstock. ca or contact Julie Card at 705-444-0123 or jcard@ Saturday Workshops and Off the Air featuring Terry O’Reilly at 10:30 am & Brian Goldman at 1 pm.

Saturday, September 10

• St. James Anglican Church, Clougher Lisle is hosting a Giant Yard & Bake Sale starting at 8 am. Items include antique furnishings, old school desks and other gems. Donations of items are being gladly received.

(west of Lisle, Conc. 2 north side of road. Emergency # 8912) For more information contact Bert Schaly (705) 424-1601 or Bud Anderson (705) 424-5068. • Curiosity House September’s Artist in the Gallery will be here from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm today. A graduate of the Georgian College Design and Visual Arts program, Marlene Bulas learned a love of painting from her mother, who studied with the Group of Seven. This show “Bright & Joyous” creates landscapes, florals, still life and figurative paintings, using a variety of media. Please join us. • Helen Irene Rogers’ 100th Year Party from 2 to 4 pm at David Rogers’ Farm, 4858 Concession 7, New Lowell. Come neighbours, friends & family and help Helen celebrate. Best wishes only.

Sunday, September 11

• Opening Reception for Art Show by Peter Adams from 1 to 4 pm at the Bartlett Gallery in Alton, Ontario. “High, Low and In Between” – new paintings. Exhibit runs from September 7 to October 1. Call 866-239-7028 or www.thebartlettgallery. com for more details.

Monday, September 12

• The Retired Women Teachers of Ontario (Blue Mtn. Branch) welcome newly retired or previously retired woman teachers to share the fellowship offered by our organization. For further information call Marilyn at 705-466-2493. Our meeting is at Jubilee Presbyterian Church, Stayner at 11 am.

Wednesday, September 14

• Sparks, Brownies & Girl Guides Registration at New Lowell United Church Hall at 6:30 pm. Call Tammy at 705-424-5252 for more details. • Blue Mountain Promenaders Modern Square & Round Dance Club. Dancing Wednesday evenings from September to June. Lessons for new square dancers begin tonight from 6:45 to 8 pm. First lesson night free. To register call 705-445-0863 or 705-428-5577. At the Nottawasaga Community Centre, Duntroon.

Saturday, September 17

• St. Luke’s Annual Beef Supper, 22 Caroline St. W.  from 5 to 7 pm. Free Will Offering. Come and enjoy an excellent supper of locally raised beef with all the ‘fixings’.

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• The New Farm Harvest Festival Tickets for an evening of food, theatre and music are now available at the Creemore Echo, Curiosity House and Creemore 100 Mile Store. $55 for full event, $25 for concert only. Also available online at or by calling Sara at 705-466-9906.

Sunday, September 18

• Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research at Mulmur Township Office, 758070 2nd Line East, Terra Nova from 9 am to noon. Call Neil White at 705-466-5258 for more details. Pledge sheets available at Creemore Echo.

Friday, September 23 to Sunday, September 24

• Great National Exhibition at GNE Fairgrounds. C o u n t r y r o o t s & c o w b o y b o o t s ! w w w. for details.

Saturday, September 23 to Sunday, September 24

• Purple Hill Studio Tour in and around Creemore from 10 am to 5 pm both days. Pick up your tour map at Station on the Green on the day of the tour. studio_tour/artists.html

Saturday, October 8

• The Toronto & North York Hunt will make its Annual Parade down Mill Street about 10 am led by our Huntsman Antony Gaylord and the Hounds.

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Complaints led to change WORDSTOCK announces literary lineup for 2011 (Continued from page 1) before the stack is put up. The existing stack extends from the building right above the copper kettle, so it is close to the street. But because the new stack will be significantly higher, Fuller said the stack will be given two elbow joints and will rise from the centre of the roof of the main brewery building. In truth, said Fuller, the folks at the brewery are a little miffed by the new requirement. In 2005, the last time Creemore Springs had their Certificate of Approval renewed, there had been no odour complaints and it wasn’t singled out as an issue. Indeed, an email to John Kaasalainen, the district engineer at the Barrie District office of the Ministry of Environment and the man who has handled the brewery Certificates, confirmed that complaints had only come in recently. “We began to receive complaints a couple years ago and that’s when we started taking action to require the company to address noise and odours to protect the community and

environment,” wrote Kaasalainen. “Since 2009 we received about 50 complaints.” The fact that the brewery announced its expansion plans in 2009 makes you wonder if neighbours who objected to those plans started complaining at that point as a strategic move. But Paul Vorstermans, who has since appealed the expansion to the OMB along with several others, explained that it was more complicated than that. Noise complaints, he said, used to go to the bylaw department before 2009, he said, and as far as odour, “we all used to just put up with it,” he said. “But when the brewery started saying they were going to brewing 24 hours a day, we had no choice but to start complaining and get something done about it.” As for Fuller, he’s resigned to building the new stack but, as a brewmaster at heart, he feels a little hurt about it. “After all,” he said, “brew kettle aroma is not universally accepted as a bad smell. Have you ever been past the pulp and paper mill in Dryden? Now that’s a bad smell.”

Creemore dump site to get a cleanup The former Creemore Landfill site located at 90 Edward Street East, closed since 1989, will be undergoing remediation starting this week. The County of Simcoe applied to the Ministry of the Environment to do this work in 2010 and approval for the project was granted on March 11, 2011. Clearview, County environmental consultants and the MoE have been working together on this project and active remediation is expected to last about 8 weeks. This process will involve the

excavation and removal of all waste on the 2-hectare site. The materials will be trucked to County Site 10 – Nottawasaga to be screened into “fines” and “overs”. The “fines” will be used for daily cover at the landfill site and the overs will be sent to the Collingwood Landfill Site. It is expected that between 50 to 80 percent of the material from the Creemore Landfill Site will be fines. There may be some nuisance caused by the project. Contact 705-726-9300 ext 1195 if you have any concerns.

With less than three weeks to go, the lineup for this year’s WORDSTOCK is firmly in place. Off the Page, WORDSTOCK’s opening night cabaret-style event, is being hosted by Canadian funnyman and three-time Gemini Award winner Seán Cullen. Guests include the Toronto Poetry Slam team, puppeteer Rob Mills and his alter-ego Ruffus the Dog, author Lee Maracle, Native drummer John Somosi, visual artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine, and NIA dancers. Kitchener indie-rock band Snack! rounds off the evening’s festivities. Off the Page takes place Friday, September 9 at 8 pm. Off the Air, another exciting WORDSTOCK event, features CBC radio personalities Terry O’Reilly and Brian Goldman. O’Reilly, host of the popular marketing show The Age of Persuasion, will present “The Power of Storytelling”, Saturday September 10 at 10:30 am. Goldman, a veteran ER physician and host of White Coat, Black Art, will talk about what REALLY goes on in hospital emergency rooms. Dr. Goldman’s presentation takes place Saturday at 1 pm. The author line-up is nothing short of spectacular, with Kelley Armstrong, Giles Blunt, Randy Boyagoda, Trevor Cole, Seán Cullen, Camilla Gibb and Wayne Johnston. These best-selling authors will discuss – and do readings from – their latest works. Poets include


Brendan McLeod, Judy Lowry, Bonnie Gardiner, Antony Christie, John Robert Colombo, and last year’s runaway hit, the Toronto Poetry Slam team. A series of workshops will be taking place on Saturday, September 10. Facilitators include Christine Cowley, Stuart Ross, Dorris Heffron and Karen Hood-Caddy. These workshops cover everything from tackling creative roadblocks, to writing your memoir, to self-publishing, and becoming a successful writer. There are teen workshops, featuring calligraphy, mixed media, and of course, writing. New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong will lead a workshop directed specifically towards teens. Kelley will share tips, tricks, do’s, and don’ts; all geared towards helping young people find that elusive inspiration. With guest appearances from Curious George and Spot the Dog, Dr. Seuss time with local celebrity readers, Paul Behnke performing, and events like the Great Downtown Word Hunt and Eat Your Words, kids will be able to engage all five senses, and learn while having fun. Tickets for Off the Page are $27 each, and all Saturday events are free. Full details are available at www. For further information, please contact Julie Card, at 705-4440123, or 705-444-3453, or via email

What’s on in September Author Event - Pat Crocker Saturday, September 3

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Anya Elisabeth Neil on August 12, 2011 weighing 8.25 lbs Proud parents Virginia Abbott and Matt Neil and big brother Alex are doing well. Also welcoming Anya, are Grandparents Don and Sandra Neil, Great-grandparents Anne and Dave Logan and Helmut Arnold Uncle Robbie and Aunt Janine.

Pat Crocker is a culinary herbalist, professional home economist and an award-winning author of several cookbooks. She also writes for international magazines, newspapers and corporate clients. Her newly released book, Preserving: A Resource Cookbook For Home Canning and Preserving has all the information anyone needs to get started, and to keep going! In Everyday Flexitarian, Pat and co-author Nettie Cronish tackle the challenge of bridging the gap between meat lovers and vegetarians in your family by providing recipes that can be easily adjusted to please every person at the table.

Creemore Inspired Art Crawl Friday September 2, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Curiosity House Books & Gallery, Maplestone Gallery, Moyaboya and the Mad and Noisy Gallery present our new art exhibits for September with a special apres art menu at Chez Michel (reservations suggested.)

In The Gallery for September Marlene Bulas - Bright and Joyous... A graduate of the Georgian College Design and Visual Arts program, Marlene Bulas learned a love of painting from her mother, who studied with the Group of Seven. On her website, Marlene describes her paintings as “bright and joyous”. With an impressionistic style, she creates landscapes, florals, still life and figurative paintings, using a variety of media. Meet the artist Saturday, September 10 between 11:30am and 2:30pm.

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Opinion Letter

Kudos to the NIMBYS

Feedback and old photos welcome call (705) 466-9906 fax (705) 466-9908


This is the third in a series of 1928 main street paving shots that Reg Rawn has provided to us. Any thoughts on the location of this one?

Letter to the Editor Kudos to the YIMBYs and the NIMBYs and to everyone who takes the time to find out the facts about the proposed development affecting our community. We need these watch dogs to keep an eye on what our levels of government are up to for “our own good”. The 7.2km x 3km x 250’ mega-quarry is not just a gravel pit; the wind turbines are not just about property devaluation.  We must maintain our right to have a say in what  will  affect  our community. We are lucky to be in Canada and have a voice – use it or lose it. Start with an educated vote on October 6th and keep up the great coverage in the Echo!   Donna Baylis Dunedin, ON

People are fighting mega quarry because it is wrong In response to Walter Sickinger’s letter to the editor in the August 26 edition of the “Echo”, we are all well aware of the wars, famine, etc. in the world, but there is little, if anything, we can do about it. We can, however, do something when we find something terribly wrong in our own country.  Mr. Sickinger dismisses the opposition to quarries, etc. as NIMBYism and “what most people consider right and fair is what benefits themselves. That benefit also usually contains a $ sign.”   There is growing support for the opposition to the mega quarry proposed by Highland.  Some of these people will be severely impacted should this proposal go through. Their farms and homes, both permanent and weekend retreats, will literally be ruined by the noise from the 24 hr. blasting, the dust and pollution from the quarry, the congestion and safety issues on the roads with 150 truck journeys per hour, and  the almost inevitable contamination of their water supply. They will be unable to sell their farms and property because no one will buy property next to a quarry.  The value will plummet and the only buyer will be the quarry owner, who will be able to buy the property for a song, and thus continue with the destruction. These people have every right to fight for their property.  Many of us do not have a direct financial interest but are fighting the proposal because it is so wrong in so many ways. The primary problem is the water. Highland proposes to blast 200 feet below the water level and pump out 600 million litres of water per day, keep this water in troughs and wells for three days and then send it back into the water system.  They will be using a water soluble explosive, and the Canadian forces have said that it is impossible to remove all the sediment (estimated at 1 tonne per day) so the water will almost certainly be contaminated by the sediment from the explosives as well as contaminants from the quarry operation itself. Even in the unlikely event that such contamination does not occur, and the machinery does not break down, no company, whether domestic or foreign, should


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be allowed to control 1.8 billion litres of water per day. Water is a precious resource, and the province should take every precaution to preserve and control it.  Moreover,  this water must be pumped out in perpetuity at an enormous cost to our children, grandchildren, etc.  Highland proposes to permanently destroy 2,316 acres of Class 1 farmland.  Only 0.5% of Canada’s land area is rated Class 1 farmland, the highest quality, and 95.8 % of the proposed quarry site is Class 1 farmland. Highland makes the ludicrous claim in its proposal that the area can be restored to farmland. It will be impossible to farm at the bottom of a 200 ft. pit, and even if that were possible, it would never be financially viable. It is estimated that the cost per acre in 2011 dollars to operate these pumps in perpetuity would be $4,500 whereas the annual gross yield from an acre of potatoes in 2007 was only $3,360 and only 5-10% of this would be profit.  Highland already owns 8,000 acres, and if their proposal is successful, undoubtedly will buy up the surrounding farms and homes for a pittance.  They will then apply to mine further quarries, and if

allowed to do so, will continue the cycle of buying up the now worthless surrounding farms and homes. There are many other problems, too numerous to go into. We understand that aggregates are essential for the growth of the province (although there is no guarantee that these aggregates will not be exported), but they do not warrant such wholesale destruction as this application would bring.  There are other possible locations that may be further away (and thus more expensive) but do not involve water issues and valuable farmland.  That might even force more aggregate production from recycled material (currently 7% compared to 21% in the UK).   We are asking that the quarry be subject to an environmental assessment, which is currently not the case. The present system is seriously flawed and is not adequate to assess and monitor a quarry of this magnitude. We must make the politicians of all parties aware of this issue and tell us how they stand on it before we vote on Oct. 6.  We have the right to know.  Christina Wigle Creemore

A Tractor Rally Ongoing protests against the Mega Quarry continued with a rally last Sunday.

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Creemore Big Heart Seniors Seniors

Our thanks to Terry Nash There were 46 out for for delivering the beautiful, cards today, and we were fittingly decorated birthday fortunate enough to have cake that was apparently visitors Ron and Jean ordered for Eileen’s birthday Douglas join us. Bob party on Sunday, only the Veale was away today at cake was delivered on a funeral for a nephew on Monday! This could have Sylvia Edith’s side of the family, GALE been a big disappointment and I played hooky today because of it not being because son Terry was delivered on time, but I was at Eileen’s home. But that was OK because party, and there was plenty of cake Ray Leighton, Irma Flack, Barb there, so no one did without. High Cudmore, Irene Dolson, Warren scorers were Norma Johnston 315, Gale, Dave Smith et al carried on and Pat Winger and Marg Ferguson tied did everything, and probably hardly with 302, and Effie Taylor with 300. noticed that we weren’t there! Low was Barb Cudmore with 77. Vice President Ray Leighton’s We have a bus trip going to Rama on helper with the 50/50 ticket sales was Tuesday September 6, with pick-ups Irene Dolson, and then he got a hand in Creemore, New Lowell and Angus. with the draws from Warren Gale, We need a few more passengers, so if and they gave out money to Marge anyone is interested, call Sylvia Gale Douglas, Joan Monaghan, Karl at 705-466-5732. We would be glad to Seifert, Effie Taylor, Alinda Bishop, have you with us. The cost is $5, and Art Bishop, Irene Dolson and Elsie you do not have to belong to Seniors to Longson. Moon shots (16 of them!) go with us. You do have to be 19 years were played by Ruby Klinck, old or older. Karl Seifert, Janice Stephens, Some time ago I saw a cute definition Pat Winger (2), Marj Thomson, of a small town as being where, George Blakney, Ray Leighton, when you accidentally phone a wrong Bert Douglas, Marcie Cameron, number, you chat for half an hour. Well, Peter Gubbels, Phyllis Seed (2), this past week I was trying to contact a Marge Douglas, Effie Taylor and gal that had gone with us on the bus to Earl Bentley. Earl won the travelling Rama on our last trip. I had her name, prize, and again this week there were but no phone number. So I called the no sidewinders in on a win today.

four names in the Angus/Borden phone directory that might have been her – and got answering machines on two of them. Later that day, I got a call from one “wrong” number, and she told me she was not the one I was looking for, and she gave me her number so I could cross it off my list. During the chat we were having, she mentioned that she was Mary Nagel’s daughter. (Mary was a member of Seniors, and a good friend to many folks until she passed away) Well, what a pleasant surprise – and it was great of her to phone back to let me know that it was not that number. So no, we didn’t talk for half an hour, but we did have a good chat. And yes, later on the gal I was trying to reach phoned me back, and now I have her “right” number. We were again fortunate this week to get zucchini from Irma, a nice few grapes from Maurice, cucumbers delivered by Lloyd and beans and tomatoes delivered by brother Jerry and niece Shaylyn. Our thanks to you all – again! There was a huge tornado and tropical storm that was causing a lot of worry right up into the Maritimes recently. The name of the storm – Hurricane Irene! Now we have a little gal that helps Ray Leighton with the 50/50 draws – amongst many other things. Do you suppose that the folks who name hurricanes have heard of our

own Irene Dolson and decided that, as she was such a bundle of energy, she was a force to be reckoned with – and so they named the hurricane after her! The only difference is, Irene’s energy always goes to helping folks – and tropical storm Irene did just the opposite. So I guess there was no connection after all! Son Terry was home for a short time during which he managed to put new taps in, move all the bedroom furniture for a new rug to be installed, etc. Then, (I think to get a rest) he was up in Elmvale on a horse back ride to raise money for breast cancer – and then he was off on a flight back to Alberta. In a note to Donna Macham – Don’t despair, Donna. One of these days we will get “Mantrackers” feet nailed down and see for sure that he has time to go visiting with you! We were also fortunate enough to have had a visit from Warren’s son and daughter-inlaw, Bruce and Jennifer Gale from the Arnprior area, over this past week. We would like to send a big “Thank you” to Al Thompson for the lovely green beans and tomatoes fresh from his garden, and another big “Thank you” to Lloyd Whitley for delivering some more of those crispy English cucumbers, which I really enjoy. I kind of think that Ellen does most of the gardening, so “Thanks” to both Ellen and Lloyd!

Local Church Directory

Sunday, September 4 Creemore United Pastoral Charge Summer Schedule

Sept 4: New Lowell United Church at 10:15 am Sept 11: Avening 139th Anniversary Service at 11 am Sept 18: Back to regular services!

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

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

Victoria Memorial United Church, Honeywood

Worship Services will resume on Sunday, September 4 at 9 a.m.

Rev. John Neff 519-925-3775

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Copper Kettle Fills Mill Street Mill Street was action-packed

during last Saturday’s Copper Kettle Festival. Streets were lined with vintage cars for The Copper Kettle Classic, local restaurateurs offering up delicious food, a quilt show put on by Creemore House of Stitches, wedding parties and so much more! Celebrations were piped down to Mad River Park where over 4000 people enjoyed a day of games, music, food, friends and perhaps a beer or two. For more Copper Kettle pictures be sure to check out Photos by Bryan Davies and Fred Mills

High, Low & In Between Select works by Peter Adams

Wednesday, September 7 to Saturday, October 1 Artist Reception Sunday, September 11, 2011, 1-4pm

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Wind. For my community. Wind energy is providing Ontario with clean, affordable electricity, new jobs and a brighter future.

The 2nd Annual

HARVEST FESTIVAL Sponsored by Bernardin


5pm at the New Farm, 9783 Nottawasaga 6/7 Sideroad, Creemore


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featuring The 181.5MW Ontario Wind Farm is located in Bruce County, near the shores of Lake Huron. The wind farm generates enough emissionsfree electricity to meet the needs of about 60,000 homes.

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Salad Days creemore dish

While there have been into my well tested recipe many events going on in collection for something light and around Creemore and summery. lately (aren’t there Summer time is a great always?), I haven’t been time for salads. Fresh grown able to stroll through produce is readily available the village much lately. and it doesn’t take much Elaine I’ve really missed the time to whip up a quick salad COLLIER Saturday market and my appetizer or main course. A Tai Chi classes, as well handful of this veggie, that as catching up with everyone on Mill fruit, cheese or other protein, nuts and Street. I just had knee surgery and hope whatever else you can chop up and to be up and around again asap. At least toss in the salad bowl are all fair game. I have a few weeks to get back into fine Add your favourite salad dressing or food prepping form before my next experiment with some new ones and B&B Gourmet Getaway weekend. It’s you’re good to go. Let your creative hard to cook sitting down, so I better juices flow! What’s even better is you keep up with all my physio exercises can avoid heating up the kitchen – in order to bustle around the kitchen always a bonus when it’s a hot day. like I usually do! This week’s recipe throws together We’re still hoping to make it down to simple ingredients – watermelon and the Copper Kettle Festival this weekend. feta cheese – that you might not have There’s so much to see and do, and thought of combining before. The sweet it just keeps growing. As you know, juiciness of the watermelon is nicely every year I usually create a new recipe offset by the salty taste of the feta and using Creemore beer in honour of the the zing of fresh mint. I’ve tried this out event – you’ve all seen (and hopefully on a number of willing guests, friends tried) Brewjitos, Beerathlon Chicken, and other culinary guinea pigs, with a Peameal Bacon on a Bun with Lager and “thumbs up� from all. When you’re Lime Glaze and last but not least, Beef tired of everyday iceberg lettuce and Beeryani. While I hate to disappoint, tomatoes and you need a change, try this I’m giving beer a pass this year. I cannot salad. I’m sure you’ll like it! drink alcohol right now and this makes Feedback is great and I would love taste testing a bit of a challenge. If I can’t to hear from you. Just email me at taste test it first myself, I don’t include the recipe in my column. Instead, I’m diving Until next time, eat well, live well.... Watermelon and Feta Salad - Serves 4 1 small seedless watermelon 1 cup cubed feta cheese 1 tablespoon chopped Italian parsley 2 teaspoons finely chopped mint leaves 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) Fresh ground black pepper Fresh arugula leaves or other salad greens With rind removed, cut watermelon into 1 inch cubes. Place in salad bowl. Add cubed feta cheese and toss very gently. On a decorative platter, scatter arugula or salad greens. Lightly drizzle greens with EVOO. Arrange watermelon and feta mixture on arugula leaves. Drizzle EVOO over top. Sprinkle Italian parsley, mint and black pepper over top. Serve immediately.

Photography Elevated to New Levels by Multimedia Artist

Multi media elevates photos By Eleanor Brownridge Taking a truly unique, multimedia approach to photography, Jim Stacey is mounting a new show, Of the Earth – A Contemporary Integration of Figure and Landscape at the Mad and Noisy Gallery in Creemore on Saturday, September 3. Although he starts with his own photography, Stacey adds his own invention which is floating pigment over metal foil. “I haven’t seen anybody else do this,� he says. “Others work on metal surfaces, but separating the pigment from textured foil with a layer of acrylic medium gives my work a unique depth. The light gets behind the pigment, reflecting off the foil and backlighting the image.� For this show, Stacey has focused on integrating the textures and shapes found in nature with the figurative form. In some pieces the figure can be clearly discerned, while in others the human shapes are obscured by or form part of the landscape. The result reminds the viewer that we humans are not apart from nature, we are part of nature. Stacey describes his multi-step process, “I electronically create the image from multiple photographs. With the figure as my starting point, I look for textures which naturally work with the figure. I “paint� or wrap my textures onto the form. I then find a landscape

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into which I can drop the textured figure. With the image complete, I prepare a panel with metal foil. As I apply the foil, I consider the image, varying the texture of the foil to suit. I then apply acrylic medium to the foil to give the depth which separates the image from the foil. Next, I flood the foil with gelatin and transfer the photo image to the foil. A few more coats of acrylic medium, and voila!� Stacey was introduced to Fine Art while a student at the University of Toronto. Later he studied photography at Ryerson. Now he works from two studios – one in Collingwood and one in Toronto. His art has been a favourite with Mad and Noisy regulars for several years. Now this exhibition adds a new element. “In the past, my black and white photography has included the “trompe l’oeil� that asks the viewer to work a bit to interpret the image. Now, while maintaining that character, I am using textures to create my visual puzzles.� Of the Earth – A Contemporary Integration of Figure and Landscape will be the featured at the Mad and Noisy Gallery, 154 Mill St. in Creemore from September 3 to 19. The gallery is open Monday, Thursday and Friday from 11am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday noon to 4pm. For more information contact the gallery at 705-466-5555.

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A mix of sun and cloud with chance of showers. High 15 Low 9 POP 30% Find this week’s answer in Classifieds

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each of the 48 holes and began to backfill by When last we left the fence project hand using a two-sided level to make sure there were 48 guide stakes at 8’ each post was perfectly vertical in its hole. intervals along Fairgrounds Rd. The holes were about 4’ deep leaving 4’ of marking the boundary of our 1.72 acres the post above grade. of Clearview Township. The stakes About 10 posts into this process I were strung together with a taut neon noticed something wasn’t quite right. I pink string, a poor man’s laser beam, Aiken discovered that the posts, though perfectly ensuring they were in perfect alignment SCHERBERGER vertical, were not lining up with each other. for the fence posts that would soon Sometimes they’d be as much as 4” out of replace them. alignment. By the time all 48 were vertically set I was Enter the Dingo. This tiny brute of a machine was devastated – my row of fence posts would not pass almost the undoing of my burgeoning career as a fence a breathalyzer. builder. The Dingo is the ultimate big boy, sandbox Remember all those perfectly aligned guide stakes toy, a power tool for drilling holes in the Earth. and the laser straight pink string? How could my row Hitchcock and Freud would have had a field day. of fence posts now appear to have a blood alcohol About 3’ high, 4’ long and 2’ wide, it sits on two concentration of at least 1.8? tracks and at the back has a tiny platform a few inches My excuse is the Dingo. It seduced me. I was so off the ground just big enough for two feet. On the taken in by the power of the augur I never thought front is an hydraulic arm and attached to it is the to confirm whether it was drilling straight down. At business end of this little beast, the augur. There’s no the surface each hole was properly aligned but if the seat, no cup holders, just pure function over form. augur was drilling at even a slight angle, a straight post I took this mechanical muscle for a test drive, then would be forced to one side of the hole or the other. lined up the 8” wide augur above the first guide hole With the holes being 8” wide that left a lot of room to left by the removed stake. The controls are fairly make errors. Or put another way, if the holes weren’t simple – one to spin the auger clockwise and counterperfectly vertical, the posts would never line up. clockwise, one to raise the hydraulic arm and a pair As I agonized over a possible solution, the weather of handles to move the Dingo forward and back, turn, turned cold, the ground froze and winter set in. I now etc. I was okay with the controls as long as I wasn’t had at least 5 months to be haunted by my crooked chewing gum. row of fence posts. I started the augur spinning then slowly lowered Jump ahead to June of this year and the posts the arm and watched, mesmerized by how smoothly it seemed to have aligned themselves, if not perfectly, at spiraled down into the hard clay – like the proverbial least a little straighter. The balm of time and delusion, hot knife through butter. The process was repeated 47 it heals broken hearts and crooked fence rows. more times over the better part of 2 days with only a Then for the first time people began asking me few hiccups. Sometimes the augur would get stuck in about the fence. How nice, I thought, they’re taking the heavy clay lifting the back end of the machine with an interest in my little project. But the subtitles read me attached a few feet off the ground. When Stayner a little differently: ‘When are you going to finish that Rental finally came to pick it up I was a little sad to damn eyesore?’ They had a point – it was 7 months the see the tiny brute go. and counting for a project that could have been A few days later I dropped the 8’ long posts into

completed in a week. It was around this time that help arrived, my fence saviour, if you will. But I’ve run out of space again and I’ll have to leave you with that cliffhanger if for no other reason than the man who came to my rescue warrants at least a full column on his own. Stay tuned, please.

OPP seek help with harvest The Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police and the OPP Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) are asking the public to keep an eye out for Cannabis Marijuana harvesters. According to Police unknown individuals may have planted seeds or young plants of Cannabis Marijuana in secluded rural areas and are now expected to reap what they have sown. Preferred growing areas are generally located in swamps, corn fields, wooded areas, along rivers and on rural rental properties with large acreage. The OPP asks that people be mindful of unusual activities that may provide information such as abandoned vehicles parked on the side roads and trails, bags of fertilizer, planting trays or chemicals located in remote areas, or numerous “No Trespassing” signs which appear out of nowhere. If you suspect a crop of marijuana plants, the OPP advise that you do not enter the area as there is potential for danger. They ask that you leave the area immediately and call police at 1-888-310-1122. You may remain anonymous. If you have any suspicion of illegal crop harvesting the OPP ask that you provide as much information as possible of the location. GPS coordinates are particularly helpful.

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Saturday, September 3 at 194 Mill Street (beside the United Church) from 8 am to noon. Lots of antique odds and ends, American pottery. Clearing out the drive shed... it has to come down. Indoors if it is raining.

New Rooms for rent. Furnished. $150 per week includes shared living room, heat, hydro, wireless internet, satellite TV, parking. Linens supplied. No smoking. Call 705-444-4852.

Many thanks to the volunteer angels, Gerry, Katherine, Ed, Roree and Tucker for their quick response on Saturday. You guys are the best. Sandy Van Laar

MILNE, James Burton – Suddenly on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at his home in his 70th year. Jim of Stayner, beloved husband of Shirley Milne. Jim was a long time employee of Hope Acres.  He will be missed by all who knew him.  Private arrangements. Cremation has taken place.  If desired, remembrances to Hope Acres Addiction and Rehabilitation Centre would be appreciated.  Arrangements under the direction of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home.  For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to 

Saturday, September 3 at 5339 Cty Rd 9, New Lowell. Multi-family Yard Sale from 8 am to 3 pm. Kitchen supplies, golf clubs, clothes, toys, jewelry, crafts and much more. Saturday, September 10 at St. James Anglican Church, Clougher Lisle. Giant Yard & Bake Sale starting at 8 am. Items include antique furnishings, old school desks and other gems. Donations of items are being gladly received. (west of Lisle, Conc. 2 north side of road. Emergency # 8912) For more information contact Bert Schaly (705) 424-1601 or Bud Anderson (705) 424-5068.

for sale Wheelchair van Chev Exp. 2002. 170,000 km. Raised roof, ideal for nursing home or contractor. Seats 8 or 5 chairs. Asking $5900. Call (705) 446-0405.

wanted Wanted – 50 square bales of straw (preferably organic/pesticide free) 705466-5469. Needed: room to rent in the Rosedale or Annex area in Toronto. I work in Toronto and have a home in Creemore. Room for rent in Creemore home. Call Vicki Dunleavy at 705-888-4309.

Help wanted Mylar and Loretas Restaurant in Singhampton is taking resumes for all positions in the kitchen, cooks, dish washers, and salad people. We are also looking for servers. Please submit a resume to Mylars. 705-445-1247. Jubilee Presbyterian Church, Stayner, is currently accepting resumes for the position of Music Director / Organist. Position start date July 1, 2012. Interested applicants to forward resume and cover letter to the attention of Rev. Darren May, Minister, by October 1, 2011. For more information, please call the church office at 705-428-2653. Oil Heating Technician with OBT2 or OBT3. Air conditioning experience an asset. Please reply with resume to: Hamilton Bros. 100 Station Street, Glen Huron, L0M 1L0 705-466-2244 or 705-445-1166 Fax 705-466-2122 or email hamiltonbros@ultrafastwireless. com. Ask for John Sr. or Fred. Versatile individual for position in Credit Dept. Qualifications: min. 5 years Credit and Collection experience; accounting knowledge; experience and knowledge of mortgage, insurance, real estate and rental properties; comfortable doing court work and small claims court judgments; able to assist in retail sales and service (Must be fit). Building, farm, fuel supply firm situated near Collingwood, Creemore, Stayner, Wasaga Beach and Singhampton area. Please reply with resume to: Hamilton Bros. 100 Station Street, Glen Huron, L0M 1L0 705-466-2244 or 705-4451166 Fax 705-466-2122 or email Ask for John Sr. or Fred.

Ski rental Ski Season Rental: 12/13 Side Road, Creemore. Casa Vista: French Country Beauty in Creemore. 3 bedroom open concept, exquisite Executive home. All amenities included. Main floor: private King master suite, open concept gracious LR/DR wiih fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, family room with  satellite TV and fireplace. Upstairs: Open library with panoramic views, 2 bedrooms: Queen and Double w/ adjoining bath. Available December 1, 2011 to April 1, 2012.  Rental by owners: Michael Reichmann (416)- 5098979  and Teya Flaster   (416)  953-2621 teya.flaster1@

Creemore Springs Brewery can’t thank you all enough for helping us throw our biggest, best party ever. There are so many people we want to acknowledge that we need some extra time to put together the long, long list of all of the wonderful community members that made the 2011 Copper Kettle Festival possible so for now we just want to say thanks to everyone! Special thank you to the community of Creemore along with friends and family. We appreciated your support during these difficult times. The professional aid as well as the care and concern of the Fire Departments and all other responders made a huge difference to us. Thank you - Rick Jocelyn, Lauren and Cole Dobinson

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Child care

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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.

Not So Hollow Farm’s Annual Fall Plant Sale starts September 10th until Oct. 2nd. Open Saturdays & Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm. Watch for Viki’s Specialty Baked Goods at the sale! 838369 4th Line E., Mulmur Twp. 705466-6290

services Appraisal Services available for antiques, household, 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. House Cleaning – What you need, when you need it. Call Sue at 519-923-6376.

classes Fall Stained Glass Classes. Morning, afternoon or evening. For information call 705-424-6972.

volunteers needed VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help chink between the logs of the Creemore Log Cabin. Half days in September during the week or Saturday mornings. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. If you can help please call Chris Raible, 705-466-2261.

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A woman who lives just north of Glen Huron called us this week to report having a bear wreck her things in her garage. Please make sure that your garbage is contained & as well as anything else that a bear would find yummy.


from the community for the continued provision of the following facility maintenance services, for the year beginning October 1, 2011: 1. Snow removal from the parking lot and major walkways 2. Snow removal from the sidewalks and stairs (new contract) 3. Regular light maintenance of the building and emergency response services 4. Grass cutting/groundskeeping. Proposals welcomed by September 16, 2011.

For details, please contact: Bill Mann, 705 466-6623, or Michael Monahan, 705 466-3170



dining A road like brown ribbon, a sky that is blue, a forest of green with the sky peeping through. Asters deep purple, a grasshoppers call. Today it is Summer, tomorrow it is Fall! Happy Labour Day Weekend! Mylar and Loretas Restaurant Singhampton 705-445-1247.

Peers, Beryl Jean (nee Whitley) daughter of Bill Whitley and Irene Gallaugher. Born February 5, 1926. Died July 27, 2011. Celebrate the life of Beryl at the Avening Community Hall on Wednesday, September 7 at 1 pm. Family and friends are invited to come together and celebrate Beryl’s life.

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Three evenings of art & dining with new exhibitions on the Þrst Fridays in July, August & September

Join us for the FINAL event of the summer

this Friday - Sept 2nd, 6pm to 9pm Mad & Noisy Gallery 154 Mill St

Volunteers offer Lots of Mussels to raise cash for Curling

featuring the art of

Friends and members of the Creemore Curling Club enjoyed a gathering hosted by Marie Stephenson and Vern Pawlech at the Madriviere Sugar Shack. The feast of corn, pork, chicken and mussels, prepared with the help of Paul Crevier (above) and many other volunteers raised $2600 for projects being planned at the curling club.

Jim Stacey & MK Lynde

You’ll get a warm welcome and cold beer.

Moyaboya 146 Mill St featuring the art of

Kaz Jones

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At Creemore Springs we take pride in introducing folks to the great taste of our beer and showing them how we make it. So the next time you’re near the town of Creemore, drop by the brewery, the hospitality is on us.

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The Maplestone Gallery 142 Mill St featuring group show

"All Canadian"

Curiosity House 134 Mill St featuring the art of

Marlene Bulas

A unique 'apres-art' menu will be featured at Chez Michel after 8pm For reservations please call 705.466.3331

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