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The Creemore


Friday, September 23, 2011 Vol. 11 No. 38

Inside the ECHO

More Duntroon Truck Trouble This time on 124 south of town.

News and views in and around Creemore

New 4H Club

Mechanic group readies for GNE PAGE 12


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DOUBLESHOT WEEKEND The Purple Hills Studio Tour and the Great Northern Exhibition: two fall traditions in this neck of the woods

As is always the case, the GNE and the Studio Tour will have people scrambling this weekend, providing all kinds of opportunities to spend the first weekend of fall outdoors and in the community. The Great Northern Exhibition, known affectionately as the “Collingwood Fair” though these days it takes place at the top of Fairgrounds Road in Clearview Township, is showing off its “Country Roots and Cowboy Boots” this year. Traditionally a three-day fair but with Friday dedicated to 4-H exhibitions and school field trips, this year will be a bit different, with Friday now a PA day in Simcoe County. In order to maintain the fair’s successful education program, adults who bring up to six children with them on Friday morning will receive free admission and will be able to make the rounds usually available to school groups. Beyond that, the fair opens at 9 am daily on Friday, September 23, Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 24 and will close at 10 pm on Friday and Saturday and 5 pm on Sunday. The midway will start on Friday at 4 pm, (See “Studio Tour” on page 3)

OUT IN FRONT These were the first two riders who flew through town last Sunday during the 2nd

annual Centurion 100-mile cycling race; behind them were about 941 others. The 100 was the only race that came through Creemore, but the event also saw 1,300 race a 50-miler and 800 race a 25. The winner of the 100 finished in 4 hours, 27 minutes. Our own Aiken Scherberger finished in 5 hours flat, placing him 4th out of 62 riders in the 55-59 men’s age class.

PROVINCIAL CANDIDATES ON LOCAL ISSUES With the October 6 Ontario Election fast approaching, the Creemore Echo has sent all four Simcoe-Grey candidates a list of questions about what we feel are the most contentious provincial issues this area is dealing with. We begin alphabetically this week with Liberal candidate Donna Kenwell and NDP candidate David Matthews. Green candidate Mike Schreiner and Conservative candidate Jim Wilson will follow next week. The biographies that precede the questions are taken from each contender’s campaign website. For those wanting to hear more about each party’s platform, there is a final all-candidates debate scheduled for Tuesday, September 27 at 7 pm at the Nottawasaga Community Centre in Duntroon.

Donna Kenwell, Liberal

David Matthews, NDP

Donna Kenwell was born in Penetanguishene and moved to Parry Sound, then Listowel, where she graduated high school. Donna was part of the final graduating class from Waterloo Lutheran University (now Wilfrid Laurier), receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree. The following year she attended Althouse College of Education at the University of Western Ontario. She later completed her Master of Library Science degree from U.W.O. She worked 34 years as a teacher-librarian for both the Middlesex County and Brant County Boards of Education as well as the Simcoe County District School Board. She retired in 2007. (See “Kenwell” on page 7)

David Matthews was born in Toronto and lived in the city for 45 years. He has lived in Wasaga Beach since 1996. David served as President of the William Punnett Housing Co-op for five years, working to provide affordable housing for lower income families. He was also a founding member of the Organization for Quality Education – a lobby group fighting for improvements in education. As an active community volunteer, David was on the Board of Directors of the Etobicoke Hockey Association and the Queensway Canadians Hockey Association, helping to give as many children from low-income (See “Matthews” on page 7)

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Community Calendar .Friday, September 23 • Spend your PD Day at the Great National Exhibition at GNE Fairgrounds. Free admission from 8:30 am to noon for 1 adult & up to 6 students. Planned education programs start at 9:30 am. Today only!

Friday, September 23 to Sunday, September 25

• Great National Exhibition at GNE Fairgrounds. Country roots & cowboy boots! www.greatnorthernex. com for details. • Mad & Noisy Gallery Art Show From a to z. Friday meet curator Jill Price from 6 to 9 pm. 705-466-5555

Saturday, September 24

• Collingwood Jazz and Blues Society Announces International Blues Challenge Tryouts at The Casbah Club, 18 Huron Street, Collingwood at 1 pm. Registration email or Three Divisions of competition are as follows: Blues Band (3 members and up/entry fee $50), Single or Duo: entry fee $40 or Youth (under 21 years of age) entry fee $25.

Monday, September 26

• Dufferin Arts Council presents Iain Scott from 10 am to noon at the Orange Hall in Rosemont to learn about the 2011-2012 Metropolitan Opera Season (broadcast live from New York’s Lincoln Centre to the Galaxy Theatre in Orangeville and Collingwood). $20 per person tickets available at the door. Due to limited space reservations are strongly advised by contacting Jane Pady at or 705-435-6110. • Clearview Township’s Council Meeting at 5:30 pm at the Council Chambers. Everyone welcome.

Tuesday, September 27

• Simcoe-Grey All-Candidates Meeting focusing on land & water issues at Nottawasaga Community Hall, Duntroon from 7 to 9:30 pm. David Matthews, NDP, Jace Metheral, Green Party (for Mike Schreiner), Jim Wilson MPP, PC and Donna Kenwell, Liberal will participate in a debate. www. for more information.

Thursday, September 29

• End of summer doesn’t end the need for blood. Canadian Blood Services’ Blood Donor Clinic at Angus Arena from 2 to 6:30 pm. Call 888 2 DONATE to book your appointment.

Thursday, September 29 & Friday, September 30

• Windfall, The Movie will be presented  at Singhampton Community Centre, 6 Milltown Road, Singhampton on Thursday, September 29 and Nottawasaga Community Hall, 3025 County Road

This Weekend Saturday, September 24 to Sunday, September 25

• 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. tour/artists.html. Young Artist Exhibit. Enjoy young local artists as they supplement the Purple Hills Studio Tour with their original perspectives; items for sale and exhibit. Place your vote for Viewers’ Choice Award!

Sunday, September 25

• Church Services are on page 5. • Everyone is welcome at the Creemore Legion Breakfast from 8:30 to 11 am. A Belgian Waffle with fruit, syrup, and whipped cream or two eggs any way you want them as well as bacon or sausage, home fries, toast, juice, coffee or tea all for $5. • The CH_RCH is missing “U”. Back to Church Sunday – First Time to Church Sunday – Come as you are Sunday. Church of the Redeemer, Duntroon, (St. Clair Street off Cty Rd 91 by Duntroon Daycare)

91, Duntroon  on Friday, September 30 at Duntroon Hall. 7 pm showings. Complimentary Tickets (donations for costs would be appreciated).

Saturday, October 1

• Gently Used Clothing Sale from 8 to noon at Centennial United Church, Stayner, 234 William and Oak Streets. Free coffee from 8 to 9 am.  All proceeds to the Stayner/Clearview Foodbank. • Curiosity House Opening Reception for the 2011 Emerging Artist from 2 to 4 pm. Diane Hasley will be in the gallery show her new work in the gallery for the month of October.  The show, Colours of the Bay, features encaustic works inspired by the skies over  southern Georgian Bay.  Join us today for the opening, meet Diane and enjoy this very exciting show. Her show runs to November 4. • Mad & Noisy Gallery Opening Reception from 2 to 4 pm for oil painter Katherine Ernst with her show Dance of Light. Ernst is a classic realist who paints in the style of old Dutch masters, focus on the interplay of light and dark on still life objects, such as flowers, fruit and pottery. Show runs to October 24. 705-466-5555 or • St. John’s United Church, Creemore, Annual Fowl Supper from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Adults $12.50, children $5, preschoolers 5 & under free. Everyone welcome. • Theatre Collingwood presents An Evening in Chicago at the Craigleith Ski Club at 6:30 pm. This unique entertainment event themed on a Rhythm & Blues speakeasy, includes an elegant themed dinner, live and silent auction items and dancing! Tickets are $125 per person ($60 tax receipt included).  Special discount room rates at Blue Mountain Resort with complimentary shuttle service are also available. Reserve today at 705-445-2200 or www.

Sunday, October 2

Creemore Legion 3rd Annual

Friday, October 14

• Creemore Curling Registration. Dreading the long winter months? Come on out and try curling. There are mens, ladies, mixed and senior leagues. At the Creemore Curling Club on Collingwood Street at 7 pm. A curling clinic is scheduled for October 30. For more information phone Paul Crevier 705-4282616 or Gayle Millsap 705-466-5482.

Saturday, October 15

• Come out & walk, bike or rollerblade in the Dunedin Fall Cancer Walk. Enjoy beautiful scenery and help to support a cure for cancer. Leave Dunedin Hall at 10 am. For pledge sheets call 705-466-3071.

Sunday, October 16

• Foodstock: Save the land that feeds us. Located in Honeywood 11 am to 5 pm rain or shine. Join Chef Michael Stadtlander and 70 of Canada’s best chefs as they cook with the produce of Melancthon Township in an outdoor public food event in solidarity with the movement to Stop the Mega Quarry. Pay as much as you can (suggested minimum donation of $10) All funds will be used in the fight against the proposed destruction of thousands of acres of Ontario farmland. Rubber boots recommended! Please BYO plate, cutlery and water cup. For more information or to register visit

Thursday, November 3 to Sunday, November 6

• Gaslight Tour Whiskey & Wickedness. Live theatre in 5 historic sites. 5 walking tours per day, 3 evenings and one afternoon. Begins at the Collingwood Library. In each site a local playwright has created a 20 minute historical reenactment of Collingwood’s past. Tickets are reserved by phone October 1 to October 2, 9 am to 3 pm and October 3 to October 5 from noon to 4 pm. $25. Call 705-444-7730 or 705-441-5286.




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Saturday, October 8

• Creemore Legion 3rd Annual Poker Run Road Rally. Starts at the Creemore Legion at 11 am and costs $5 per hand. Prizes for the best poker hand. Register at the Legion, 27 Wellington St. West, on Saturday morning before the event begins.

Saturday, October 8


Starts at the Creemore legion at 11:00 am Costs $5.00 per hand. Prizes for the best poker hand. Register at the legion on Saturday morning before the event begins. Legion is at 27 Wellington St. West in Creemore.


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at 8:30 am. Brunch will be served. Need a ride? More info? Call 705-446-2011 or • Avening United Church Service at 9 am & New Lowell United at 10:15 am & St. John’s United at 11:30 am. • Welcome Back Sunday at St. Luke’s Anglican Church. We invite people back to church. Please join us at 11 am for a traditional Eucharistic celebration and for people with young children Messy Church begins at 4:30 pm, a short child-centred church service followed by a potluck.  All are welcome! • “What is Community?” will be explored by St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Singhampton as part of the National “Come As You Are” Day. Lunch follows the 11:30 am event which is open to the community. • Chef’s Challenge at The Great National Exhibition at GNE Fairgrounds. Philip Tarlo of Collingwood Cooking Academy defends his title at the Demo Stage in Exhibition Hall from noon to 1 pm.

Upcoming Events

• 125th Anniversary Service at St. James Anglican, Cougher-Lisle at 10 am. Speaker is Bishop George Elliott. Special music. Lunch to follow. • The Blessing of the Animals. Please bring your pets and stuffed animals to a Blessing of the Animals Service at St. Luke’s Anglican Church at 4 pm.

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Purple Hills Studio Tour returns with several new artists (Continued from page 1) Saturday at 10 pm and Sunday at 11 pm. Meanwhile, the Purple Hills Studio Tour will hold its 24th annual edition on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25. This year, there will be 32 artists presenting their creative output to the visiting public at 22 studios. Included in the group are six new participants who are expanding the already wide range of media represented in the tour. Bonnie Fleming is a self-confessed “art nut” who has been on a creative path all her life. She has had commercial stained-glass studios in Haliburton and Orangeville and now has glass and pottery studios in Brampton. Bonnie studied design arts at Georgian College in Barrie and has participated in numerous shows throughout Ontario, including four years at ‘One of a Kind.’ Her work has been showcased at Fleming College, the ‘Rails End Gallery’ in Haliburton, and ‘Beaux Arts’ in Brampton. darci-que is Creemore’s own award-winning illustrator. Throughout her professional career as an artist, she has created several books, many limited edition prints, posters, greeting cards, gift wrap, and buttons. Darci currently is working on her 6th “Mollie Doodle” book. The entire series has been written, illustrated and published by darci-que. This artist courageously tackles any art project, especially if it poses a challenge. Recently, she was been commissioned to create an 80foot mural on the beach of Wasaga. After several years of absence, the Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society is delighted to welcome darci-que back to our Studio Tour. Kimberly Dodd is a painter from Creemore. Her art training began in 2005 at Georgian College’s School of Design and Visual Art program, where she was introduced to a wide variety of disciplines. After graduating with an Advanced Fine Art Diploma in 2008, she attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax. In May 2010, shed graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Interdisciplinary Studies. Kimberley has created a collection of paintings, sculptures and photographs that observe the historical and contemporary relationship between people and dogs. From the dogs claimed as ‘Royal Breeds’ by monarchies to the Dog Show subculture that grew out of that tradition, she examines the status people have projected onto dogs with gesture and form. Ruth Ann Pierce was born and raised in Oakville, Ontario. Ruth Ann’s passion for art began at an early age. Her parents encouraged her interests by supporting classes in both traditional and contemporary art RE P DU RIC CT E IO N

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techniques through the Oakville Art Society. Ruth Ann’s father taught her various methods of woodworking in his shop. From there, with a focus on traditional methods of drawing and painting, cartooning, illustration, and then fine art were a natural progression. Fate led Ruth Ann to the Ontario College of Art and Design where her unconventional techniques and concepts were welcomed with open arms. Now, she is working with her fiancé, Michael L’Ecuyer, a “Designer, Typographer, Decorator & Creative Mind” in order to continue experimenting in the media of illustration, print and digital art and design. The couple have joined forces to create coloveration, an art and design shop catering the personal and professional needs of individuals, companies and not-for-profit organizations. Ruth Ann lives in Creemore and is inspired by the character of the surrounding land and its inhabitants. Kevin Maclean has been visiting auction houses, yard sales, surplus dealers and combing the streets for urban flotsam for about fifteen years, slowly building

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organization Tin Roof Global this week, with the money earmarked for Tin Roof’s work in Uganda, where it is installing rain-capturing roofs on schoolhouses. Pictured above is Tin Roof president John Millar, former St. Luke’s youth group leader Gary Page, and St. Luke’s minister Rev. Cathy Miller. The money was actually raised by Page’s youth group, which was focused a few years ago on raising money to build a well in Africa. Much of the money actually came as donations of pennies. Unfortunately, though, the group fell short of its $10,000 goal. A few months ago, Rev. Miller read about Tin Roof Global in the Creemore Echo and decided that the organization’s rain-capturing roofs would serve the same purpose as a well, so a decision was to donate the money to Millar’s charity. As a gesture of gratitude, Millar will be speaking about Tin Roof’s efforts to St. Luke’s congregants at 11 am this Sunday, September 25. All are welcome, especially since the day is officially labelled “Back to Church Day.”

RIDING OF SIMCOE-GREY All-Candidates’ Meeting Land and Water in Crisis Tuesday September 27 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. Nottawasaga Community Hall 9025 County Road 91, Duntroon DAVID MATTHEWS New Democratic Party

Jace Metheral (for MIKE SCHREINER) Green Party

JIM WILSON MPP 393 First St. Suite 100 Collingwood



Frieda Linke is a painter whose subject matter is widely varied. Having family members serving with the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan, Frieda also has applied her artistic talents to create a portfolio of paintings related to that operation. In the recent past, Frieda and her husband opened a new gallery in Stayner. Linke’s Local Arts is where Frieda displays her paintings and the artwork of other local artists, and provides a source for art supplies. The home base for the tour is the Station on the Green. For more information, see pages 8 and 9 of this week’s Echo.

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up a large “palette” of industrial fittings and generally odd “high tech junk.” Kevin looks for circular shapes, rusty hardware, and highly crafted components and often the pieces he comes across dictate the direction of the sculpture. “This way,” says Kevin, “I get to be an artist, antique dealer, and pack rat all in the same occupation.”

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Liberals promise ARA review

Opponents of the Highland Quarry got a boost this week with an announcement from Dufferin-Caledon provincial Liberal candidate Lori Holloway, who confirmed that the Liberal Party will commit to a review of the Aggregate Resources Act. “Our review will help move Ontario forward on both environmental protection and clearer policies that will support the industry and protect communities.” said Holloway. The review will identify where pits and quarries will be allowed to operate. It will balance environmental, community and economic concerns, she said.


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Friday, September 23, 2011

An Autumnal Introduction

Fall has arrived, and there’s no better place to celebrate its first beautiful weekend than right here in Clearview Township, where you can spend one day at the GNE, checking out the animals, the baking, the demolition derby and the midway and the next driving the colourful hills of Nottawasaga and Mulmur, visiting artists in their homes and soaking up their talent. See you out there, Creemore.

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Acts of Kindness


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In honour of Noel Van Wallegham closing up the Creemore Meat Market this week after 50 years behind the counter (see story on page 6), here is a great picture of Noel in the 1970s, during the store’s heyday.


More of Albert Hare’s Memoirs Last month this history column recorded some of the memoirs penned by Albert Hare, who was born on a farm in Mulmur in 1906. This month we continue with an account of life on the farm in that era. Helen BLACKBURN “At this point I must deal with the subject of refrigeration on the farm. It was not a case of refreezing but an idea to keep our raw food fresh and free from spoilage by bacteria. In wintertime ponds of water near mills froze over to a depth of 15 to 18 inches. The men with their teams of horses hitched to sleighs went onto the ice and cut cubes of ice in large chunks, one foot by one foot by one and a half feet. These were transported to an ice house at home, stored and packed with sawdust for insulation. In the summer months it was placed block by block in our ice box. Then another chore was necessary and it became my duty to see that the ice box was replenished when necessary. Often we were rewarded with a cool lemonade drink. “To sharpen my agricultural knowledge my father taught me how to distinguish the types and kinds of grains, the difference between sugar beets and turnips and mangolds, the breeds of horses, cattle, sheep and poultry. We learned how hens and other fowl hatched their eggs and the incubation time for hatching. Most of our learning was through the practical way rather than book talk. We learned about weeds the hard way when our most tedious and labourious task was to pull

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Dear Editor: Probably most everyone has now noticed the television ad campaign highlighting simple acts of kindness, with a by-line that says something like “if they weren’t so rare, they wouldn’t stand out so much” or something like that. Well, having lived in Creemore for five years now, I can say that simple acts of kindness are the order of the day. Like a neighbour who cuts my lawn and doesn’t want me to know... or trims some hedges that are too hard for me to do, or someone anonymously bringing in my garbage pails or newspaper if I have been away, or when I arrive home and some lovely treat has been left inside the front screen door... and on it goes.  So I believe Creemorites are way ahead and need no encouragement in this department. But some acts of kindness are even more outstanding. Recently, on September 13, I dashed into the Affairs Bakery in the hopes of finding a nice birthday cake for the evening. A fairly spontaneous small birthday party had been arranged for Lana Bryant and I knew it was short notice, but hoped for the best. But when I got there, no cake was to be had, and only few cupcakes were available.  But Norma said she could make up a few more cupcakes and that I should come back a bit later. When I arrived back, Norma invited me into the back to show me an outstanding cake, all decorated with chocolate curls. Lana’s favorite, a banana cake, had been whipped up by Ms. Norma with a beautifully written “we love you” on the side, and “Happy Birthday Lana” on the top.  I was thrilled, but then blown away because Norma would accept not one penny for the cake. She knew Lana was in for some heavy days and weeks ahead – I think most in town know her cancer has returned – and she was starting chemo the next day. Norma mentioned what a good customer Lana has been and how much she cares for her, and it was her way of saying thank you and happy birthday to a very special person.  When I told Lana the story, it brought a tear to her eye. She was overwhelmed by the generosity and sweetness of the gesture. So, a big thank you to Norma… what a sweet and loving person you are. And to Lana: Norma and I, and all the rest of the folks in town who love you, are here to support you in whatever way we can – always remember that – and here’s hoping good health returns quickly and we see soon you buzzing around town with that sweet smile of yours beaming for all to see.   We love you,  Marilyn Badger, Creemore

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or hoe out the weeds from the turnip patch. My father was a natural horticulturist and his love of flowers resulted in paths bordered by perennials of all sorts. “My father had a 10-acre orchard of various apple trees: Ben Davies, Ganoes, Mann, Spys, Peawaulkies, Russett, Snow, Greenings, etc. His job in early spring was to prune some of the trees, and on Saturdays I would build bonfires with the brush. “March was sap and maple syrup time at our bush. It was carried out in the old fashioned ways. Trees were tapped, with large trees having two or three pails. The sap was collected in barrels and taken to a kettle strung between two trees. Under this kettle a fire was started and the sap evaporated, leaving a quantity of sugary sap known as syrup. I enjoyed this activity as it was in the open air and there was a certain amount of fun attached. “I must digress at this stage and relate an incident that stands out foremost in my mind. I was about four years old at the time. There was a narrow laneway leading from our barn toward another farm nearby. Four or five horses were released from our barn on a quiet Sunday morning and, I suppose, given their freedom they decided to gallop. I was in their path. The part I remember was the picture of steel flashing over my head as these animals at ferocious speed galloped over me. They made no attempt to veer past me, but luckily I was unhurt. The horses were work horses and were shod with steel shoes. I can still hear the clip, clop of their feet as they galloped away from me in their eager dash for freedom.” Next month we hear an account of life in a oneroom rural school.


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Bob Veale was absent join us for cards today. today, so after Irma Flack In the “It’s a small world” gave the blessing, we department, Gerri Miller all enjoyed a varied and mentioned that she and delicious potluck lunch. Russ saved their Creemore The clean up crew then Echos and passed them on worked their magic, and to Esther and Roy Domm all 49 of us were soon to read. This makes more Sylvia GALE ready to play cards. We sense when you learn that did have a member of the Roy is a brother of Gerri’s, OPP come in with a “Lock and Roy’s wife, Esther (Jack) Domm it or Lose it” message pertaining is a cousin of mine on Mother’s side. to our cars, which Vice Prez Ray The Domms live way west of here Leighton relayed to the rest of us. We at Sauble Beach, and they can keep then discovered that Barb Pilon did track of what we are all doing through not have one of her “signature” jokes reading the Senior’s News. So “Hi” for us. But that was OK because she goes out to Esther and Roy, and did have a lovely homemade raisin hope to see you folks at the family pie for the lunch, so she was forgiven reunion. for lacking a joke! We send out a belated Happy The 50/50 draws went to Pat Birthday to long-time member Broad, Jim Rigney, Jim Ferguson, Alice Mackay who turned 107 Gayle Gordon, Eileen Giffen, Karl this September. Helen Crawford Seifert and Ray Leighton. mentioned what a beautiful job Moon shots were played by Beulah “Norma” had done on decorating the Dunn, Joan Monaghan, Janice cake. I assume this was Norma Royal, Stephens, Warren Gale, Alinda as she is well-known for producing Bishop, Sylvia Gale, Marg Hope fantastic, professional quality cakes and Marcie Cameron. for many different occasions. I also High scorers were Sylvia Gale got a kick out of Helen mentioning 304, Isabelle Gubbels 302, Mike that she had made some squares “just Smith 288 and Lillian Hiltz 283. in case there wasn’t enough cake to Low was Dave Smith with 35. go around the crowd.” I chuckled We e n j o y e d h a v i n g J o a n and told Helen that our family was Monaghan’s sister, Gwen Plummer, tarred with the same brush, as my

mother always made extra “just in case.” Helen grinned and said “Thank Heavens for my mother – she always made extra so there would be lots, and I picked it up from her,” and many times Helen has found that being prepared for “extras” paid off in the long run. And, in Helen’s mother’s and my mother’s day, if you came up short, you couldn’t run out to the store to get more. So they were quite wise to be prepared for “extras.” Our sympathy goes out to the Montgomery and Beattie families on the death of Elizabeth (Montgomery) Beattie. The Montgomerys were a family that lived west of Creemore for many years and were well known as hard workers and good neighbours. Elizabeth is survived by brother Lloyd and sisters Christina and Grace McGillivray, and she was predeceased by brothers Norm, Ab and Bob. Also, wishes go out for a speedy recovery to Ruth (Emmett) Hughes

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Anglican Church Welcome Back Sunday on Sunday, September 25: Church of the Redeemer, Duntroon at 8:30 am St. Luke’s, Creemore at 11 am St. Paul’s, Singhampton at 11:30 am Join us at St. Luke’s Anglican Church 22 Caroline St. W. 466-2206

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St. James’ Anglican Church 125th Anniversary Service at St. James Anglican, Cougher-Lisle at 10 am. Speaker is Bishop George Elliott. Special music. Lunch to follow.

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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Sunday, October 2 –

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who was quite ill in Collingwood H o s p i t a l r e c e n t l y. T h e l a t e s t information I heard (from Ruth’s sister Helen Blackburn – thanks, Helen) was that Ruth was expected to be released from the hospital fairly shortly – and that was a day or two ago. Well done, Ruth. It’s tough to keep us old gals down, right? We d i d h e a r t h a t T h e l m a Lightheart has been released from hospital and is back home. Glad to hear that, Thelma. My sincere thanks to Tom Sharpe for finding, picking and bringing in the elderberries so I can make elderberry jelly. I did get the berries “juiced out,” but ran out of ambition before I got the juice made into jelly. So the juice is in my deep freeze, waiting for me to work up some energy to do something with it. And you know, ambition and energy are a lot harder to find now than they were a few years ago. Either that, or could I possibly just be bone lazy?

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• The Creemore Echo •

Friday, September 23, 2011

After 130 years, Creemore Meat Market closes its doors by Brad Holden Creemore’s longest running business, opened in 1881 by the Hisey Brothers, will close this week, and the man who has run it for the past 50 years is feeling a little bittersweet. “I’ve been struggling with this for a year,” says Noel Van Wallegham, whose father had been a butcher in the Flemish part of Belgium before emigrating to Canada after the Second World War and buying the business in 1947. Noel came over a little later, when he was nine years old, and by the time he was 19 in 1961 he was ready to take over the store from his dad. “We’ve had some very good years here,” said Noel. “I have many loyal customers and I want to thank them all.” With the state of the industry today, and the fact that most people buy their meat at supermarkets, Noel said he didn’t aggressively pursue the sale of the business. But he does dream about someone young renting the space and opening something similar, perhaps focusing on cheese instead of meat, but keeping the store in the food industry as it’s been for 130 years. To that end, Noel plans to leave his butcher counter and the shelves intact, until he’s sure that future renters want to do something else instead. He also plans to keep his wine store in the other half of the building open, and will likely create a small lobby inside the main door with doors then going into the wine store and also the meat market space. And this Saturday, September 24, customers will find a 50 per cent off everything blowout sale. There’s not much fresh meat left – “I’ll always remember that it was Brian Doran from the Hardware Store who bought my last roast,” laughs Noel – but there is a freezer full of frozen meats and lots of condiments and other food items available. The fact is, says Noel, is that after a half-century he

“The wine store will keep me out of trouble, and it will allow me to be on the street,” says Noel. “I love this street, and I love this village.” So it’s the end of an era, and a poignant one at that. But thankfully, Noel still owns the building, so don’t expect that infamous “Creemore Meat Market” sign to disappear anytime soon.

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(Continued from page 1) Donna was very involved with the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation. She was the second female in OSSTF history to chair the provincial finance committee. Donna also served as Provincial Councillor in both Brant and Simcoe, and was a member of the professional standards and practices committee. She was the chief negotiator during the unrest caused by the Harris government’s denigration of teachers and decimation of school funding. CE: Wind energy has been an extremely controversial issue in these parts. Can you explain, first, what your position is on the continuance of the Green Energy Act and, secondly, should you be promising a change to the Act, would such a change be applicable to projects that are already in the applications process like the Fairview Wind Farm Project in Stayner? DK: As a resident of Simcoe-Grey, and a Liberal, I am committed to the continuation of the Green energy Act. The Feed-In-Tariff program guarantees rates for renewable energy. The solar farms in Midhurst will provide 12.5 megawatts of clean electricity – enough to power 12,500 homes. The five windpowered FIT projects in Singhampton and Stayner will produce 68.4MW, to provide power for 68,400 homes; Creemore’s wind farms could power up to 10,000 homes. If there are any changes to be made in the legislation, it would be to ensure a full consultation process with all parties. I personally believe that our democracy is strengthened when local citizens are fully engaged in decisionmaking CE: While the proposed Highland Quarry is in Melancthon and therefore just outside the Simcoe-Grey riding, can you tell us your feelings about the project and explain explicitly what your party’s approach would be in dealing with the application? DK: I am delighted that the Highland

Quarry has been placed on hold for an environmental assessment. This quarry is not about providing a living for local aggregate companies – it is about a foreign investment firm maximizing profits with little or no regard for the environment. The recently announced review of the Aggregate Resources Act is most welcome. CE: In the past few years we have seen two of our small rural schools on the chopping block. Stayner Collegiate Institute received a “stay of execution,” you could say, and Duntroon Central Public School is now slated for closure for June 2012. Would you make any changes to the way the Ministry of Education deals with and funds small, rural schools? And can you do anything to keep Duntroon open? DK: I taught at Elmvale District High School, which is in the same situation as Stayner C.I. We must ensure that the Ministry of Education funding formula is adjusted to provide for the continuation and upgrading of single-school communities, particularly when they are in stable or increasing enrolment situations. It is incumbent on the government to work with local school boards to ensure that these schools remain open & flourishing. I am now aware of Duntroon Central’s imminent closure. The underlying issue is that we need to encourage economic growth to provide the population to sustain local schools. CE: While the Places to Grow Act has been successful in other areas, it has been fraught with uncertainty in Simcoe County. What are your feelings with regard to the growth potential of the various towns in the SimcoeGrey riding (and particularly those in Clearview Township?) DK: The Simcoe County Places to Grow Act is a landmark piece of legislation to manage growth. If it were not in place, the population of the County would explode to over 1 million in the next 20 years, with no guarantee that the development would ensure adequate infrastructure or minimize urban sprawl. As it is, the population

will grow to 667,000 with Collingwood and New Tecumseth being 2 of the 6 ‘urban nodes’. The 16 municipalities in the county will then have the remaining 64,200 potential new citizens allocated.


(Continued from page 1) families as possible the opportunity to play organized hockey. David has also been been involved in the labour movement for 45 years as a shop steward, organizer, and contract negotiator. He has been married to his wife, Ilona, for 25 years. David has a son, Aaron, and daughter, Dolena. They are both attending university. CE: Wind energy has been an extremely controversial issue in these parts. Can you explain, first, what your position is on the continuance of the Green Energy Act and, secondly, should you be promising a change to the Act, would such a change be applicable to projects that are already in the applications process like the Fairview Wind Farm Project in Stayner? DM: We would have a look at the Green Energy Act and would try to improve the mechanisms for local consultation. Whether or not it would be applicable to current projects would depend on whether contracts had already been signed and legal agreements completed. In general the NDP is completely committed to the environment and renewable energy has to be part of that. We will try to protect individual rights and be sensitive to people’s needs but in the end the good of the general community has to come first. CE: While the proposed Highland Quarry is in Melancthon and therefore just outside the Simcoe-Grey riding, can you tell us your feelings about the project and explain explicitly what your party’s approach would be in dealing with the application? DM: We oppose the quarry. At present Andrea Horwath is taking the steps that are available to her by asking for a full

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Each municipality has had the opportunity to review the proposed growth, and to submit their responses to the Provincial Development Facilitator. Her report is expected Nov. 1, 2011. environmental assessment. In the long run, if we are to protect our farmland and our water the legislation regarding agregate extraction will have to be changed. CE: In the past few years we have seen two of our small rural schools on the chopping block. Stayner Collegiate Institute received a “stay of execution,” you could say, and Duntroon Central Public School is now slated for closure for June 2012. Would you make any changes to the way the Ministry of Education deals with and funds small, rural schools? And can you do anything to keep Duntroon open? DM: The NDP is promising to look at the funding formula for schools with the objective of making changes that would provide sufficient funding to keep smaller schools open. We would work to keep a school like Stayner open because it is such a vital part of the community. We would look at some way to keep Duntroon open but it is getting late in the day to achieve that now. CE: While the Places to Grow Act has been successful in other areas, it has been fraught with uncertainty in Simcoe County. What are your feelings with regard to the growth potential of the various towns in the SimcoeGrey riding (and particularly those in Clearview Township?) DM: We believe that growth should take place primarily where services are available and that would be in towns and villages that have sewer and water capacity. We are committed to protecting farmland and want to limit urban sprawl and would not support the development of estate lot subdivisions on good food growing land. Places to Grow should also include jobs as well as residences and we would support the development of local processing plants that could provide local jobs.


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• The Creemore Echo •

Friday, September 23, 2011

Duntroon is a hotbed of provincial issues ROCKSIDE REPORT

It seems Duntroon School, or indeed any Duntroon facility, no longer makes the province’s updated accessibility grade, requiring residents of Duntroon and area to trek to Collingwood in Suzanne order to vote in the upcoming WESETVIK provincial election. My phone call – apparently one of many – to election representatives informed me that ‘a failure to meet newly upgraded accessibility standards’ had caused the move to Collingwood. With Duntroon School slated for closure this year, and the community’s application for a review of that decision now delayed until after the election, one could see further into this… but the provincial representative I spoke with noted that a newly built school in the Tottenham area also fails to meet the rigorous new standards. While the Collingwood polling station may be deemed accessible, it may also prove less so for residents with limited time or vehicle access. Voters are being encouraged to take advantage of the advance polls (also in Collingwood), preferably after listening in on one of the all-candidates meetings. The Duntroon area is in the midst of some key provincial issues – wind turbine developments, quarry applications and a local school closure – and will be privy to an all-candidates meeting on Tuesday, September 27, from 7 to 9:30 pm. Hosted by the Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture, Clearview Community Coalition, AWARE Simcoe, NDACT (North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Task Force), Zero Waste Simcoe, Ontario Farmland Preservation, Preserve Clearview and the Simcoe Solar Farm Awareness Project, the evening’s theme will be “Land and Water in Crisis.” Jace Metheral, who ran for the Greens in the recent federal election, will be representing the provincial Simcoe-Grey Green candidate Mike Schreiner. Mike, who is also the provincial Green Party leader, will be unavailable as he is involved with station CP24 in responding to the televised provincial leadership debate taking place that same evening. After the terrible truck accident so nearby at the 10th Concession and County Road 91 just last week (reported in last week’s Echo, and noted in Anne Warren’s Letter to the Editor), it appears there was another close call right in Duntroon again this week, with a truck apparently losing control coming into the village while travelling down (north) on Highway 124. These incidents, coming so close together, highlight again the difficulties inherent in truck traffic through

this hilly region, and the questionable appropriateness of attempts to increase it. In light of the numerous quarry applications currently underway around us, from Walker Aggregates and the behemoth proposal for the Melancthon area just across the county line, there is an interesting article in the autumn issue of In The Hills magazine. “Can Gravel Be Green” by Tim Shuff acknowledges the reality of our seemingly insatiable appetite for aggregate, and with it the increasing battles over its extraction, investigates the potential of “green gravel certification” as a means of brokering agreements between business concerns and embattled communities. A newly minted nonprofit organization, SERA – Socially and Environmentally Responsible Aggregates – has been formed under the guidance of Holcim Canada (one of Canada’s largest stone, sand and gravel companies, operating 25 quarries including Dufferin Aggregates) working with Environmental Defence (currently involved fighting five quarry applications, including Duntroon’s). According to Shuff, SERA is meant to offer an independent, credible certification for “green gravel” in the same way we now have FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified wood and paper products. Any proposed applications would be first examined by SERA to see if they meet their certification standards (still currently being drafted). The hope is that SERA approved proposals will be more credible and publicly palatable, and less likely subject to Pyrrhic wars that leave everyone in the community depleted. It will be interesting to follow SERA’s attempts to help make the murky waters of provincial aggregate resource policy a little more transparent and responsive to everyone’s concerns. For those concerned and interested in the proposed “wind farm” applications in our area, the documentary film Windfall, a much lauded look at what happened to

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the community of Meredith in New York State when the wind turbine developers came to town, may be the closest to required viewing we have. It will be showing Thursday, September 29 at the Singhampton Community Hall, and Friday September, 30 at the Nottawasaga Community Hall in Duntroon. Both evening showings start at 7 pm, with no admission charge, although donations will be gratefully accepted. Our condolences to the Stadtlander family on the recent fire that destroyed their barn on September 14. While fortunately their livestock was unharmed, the Stadtlanders will need to rebuild a barn before winter, and will be holding a number of fundraisers towards this goal. The renowned chef will be at the helm of two of these in Toronto (October 23 at Bohmer, October 24 at Oyster Boy). The one set here at Haisai in Singhampton on October 26 will be featuring a storyteller, a magician, an ‘oyster boy,’ a potter and numerous other talents and amusements, and sounds like an interesting evening. Inquiries and reservations can be made to Nobuyo Stadtlander at 519-922-3128. Chef Michael will be also be a key participant in the upcoming ‘Foodstock’ fundraiser for the preservation of the Melancthon farmland currently threatened by the megaquarry application. Foodstock, also featuring the work of 100 other top chefs, and musicians including Jim Cuddy and Sarah Harmer, will be taking place Sunday, October 16 near Honeywood. To new beginnings and hope for the future, a big hello to Leah, the lovely third daughter of Sabrina and Mike McDermid, born July 28, and to Victoria, born August 23 to Robin Ardila and Owen McDermid, a wonderful sister for Rebecca and Taylor Marie (congratulations Wanda and Gord!) Any updates and news you’d like noted, please drop an email to

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Clearview Township Notices Hydrant Flushing The Township of Clearview Water Department will be flushing hydrants between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm on the following dates: STAYNER NEW LOWELL CREEMORE McKEAN SUB COLLING-WOODLANDS BUCKINGHAM WOODS

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SEASONAL PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEE Reporting to the Public Works Supervisor, this position requires manual work, operation and maintenance of various types of equipment. The successful applicant must be able to work afternoon shifts, and occasionally be available for weekends, as weather and circumstances dictate. This position requires the applicant to be able to work from December 1st, 2011 to March 31st, 2012. The preferred candidate will have: x A DZ drivers licence minimum in good standing to operate all of the Municipality’s vehicles. (current abstract required with application) x Experience in the operation of dump trucks with snow plow/sander combination. x Experience in the operation of graders with snow plow attachments. x Able to respond to emergency call-outs within ½ hour . x Experience in road maintenance and construction. x Strong Team Work Skills. x Knowledge of applicable Health and Safety Policies and Procedures. This position offers a competitive wage and is based on a forty-hour work week. Please submit complete resume with abstract, indicating education, experience and references to be forwarded no later than 12:00 Noon, Thursday, October 20th, 2011 to: John Willmetts, Director of Public Works Township of Mulmur 758070 2nd Line East, Terra Nova R.R. #2 Lisle, Ontario, L0M 1M0 Phone: 705-466-3341 ext. 224 Fax: 705-466-2922 Email: We thank all those applicants who apply and advise that acknowledgement will be only forwarded to those applicants who are invited for an interview. Personal information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of candidate selection.

Reporting directly to the Roads Foreman, the Seasonal Public Works Operator will be required to perform both manual work and the operation and maintenance of various types of equipment. Qualifications: • Valid Class DZ driver’s license and access to reliable personal transportation; • Heavy equipment experience (front end loaders, backhoes, graders, snowplows); • Experience in the operation of large snowplows and graders would be an asset; • Possess CPR and First Aid training preferred; Hourly rate: $22.07.

Parks/Arena Operator - Job # 2011-12 (Temporary Full Time)

Reporting directly to the Parks/Recreation Administrator, the successful candidate will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of parks, sports facilities and cemeteries. The successful candidate will also provide support to the general public. Qualifications: • Must possess an Ontario Secondary School Diploma; • Ability to perform building and equipment maintenance and repairs including general carpentry, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, painting, structural repairs and janitorial services; • Ability to work a variety of shifts and physically capable to perform all activities; Hourly rate: $18.79 per hour Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume and covering letter, quoting the position of interest and job number by October 7, 2011, @ 4:30 pm to: Denise Henry, Human Resources Coordinator, Township of Clearview, Box 200, 217 Gideon Street, Stayner, ON, L0M 1S0,, fax #: 705-428-0288. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Please no phone calls. Information gathered relative to this position is done so in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will only be used for candidate selection. Please visit our website at for additional information.

Tenders Township of Clearview will be receiving tenders for winter Sand Tender #2011-09 SEALED TENDERS (clearly marked), on forms supplied by the Township of Clearview will be received at the Township of Clearview Administration Centre, 217 Gideon St, Stayner, ON until but not later than: 1:00 PM local time, Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. Tender forms are available at the: Township of Clearview Administration Centre 217 Gideon St Stayner ON L0M 1S0 For further information contact: Stephen Sage, CRS-S Deputy-Director of Public Works Township of Clearview Telephone (705) 428-6230 ext 228 Fax (705) 428-0288 Clearview Township, Box 200, 217 Gideon St. Stayner, ON L0M 1S0 705-428-6230 •

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• The Creemore Echo •

Friday, September 23, 2011

4-H Mechanics Club Update This past spring the Clearview 4-H Mechanics Club was formed. There was an exceptional interest, with 40 members joining. The focus was to have hands on learning of maintenance, prevention and safety when working with automated equipment. The majority of the meetings were held at Steer Enterprises Ltd. in Glen Huron, with additional work meetings at Stayner Rental, Huron Tractor and Clearview Custom and Collision. Tasks performed included servicing chain saws, ATVs, tractors and round balers; small engine trouble shooting on a go cart and dirt bikes; changing brakes and tires on pick-up trucks; welding, and sandblasting. OPP officers and volunteer Clearview firefighters attended a meeting to instruct members on road safety, extinguishing a fire and securely loading a trailer with an ATV. On top of all that an antique Ford tractor has been stripped down, primed and

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painted, to be on display at the Great Northern Exhibition in Collingwood. Members will continue to meet to work on the tractor and hopefully have it running to participate in our local Santa Claus Parades. It was a challenge to keep

Stephens Store

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Discover The Path... A Touchstone for Health and Wellness

Service • Books • Support

Open Mon - Fri, 8am - 6pm Sat. 8am - 5pm , Closed Sundays Stephens, Glencairn 424-6697

Estate Antiques, Art & Decorative Accessories Auction

• Massage • Esthetics • Ion Cleanse 8A Caroline Street West, Creemore 705-466-2387 • 866-794-0779

this many members hands-on but with many active parents, knowledgeable volunteers and the endless support of Tim Young at Steer Enterprises Ltd., leaders Maureen Millar and Judith Crawford managed to get it done.

Certified General Accountant 7351 Hwy 26, Stayner and Creemore by appointment

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

Computer Repairs


solar generation Salonand income forProfessional energy savingsGrooming for all breeds professionally designed and 31 Caroline St. E East entrance installed OPEN Mon-Fri Call for appointments

Jeff(705) Williams • 466-5741 466-3746

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Royal Canadian Legion Hall 27 Wellington St. W. Creemore, ON

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Over 200 quality modern rifles, shotguns & handguns, antique guns, ammunition, re-loading tools, military items, bayonets, knives, scopes, gun cases, archery, fishing tackle, decoys, hunting & outdoor collectibles, books, etc.

John Simpson Auctioneer ICCA

Auto Mechanic

Valley Auto & Tech Repairs to all makes of cars and light trucks!

Safety’s & Fuel Injection

218 Main Street, Stayner Bus. (705) 428-3393 ~ Res. (705) 466-2343

Garry Stamp, Owner/Operator

Lawyer General Practise of Law


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705 445-8713 Pet Care

Susan’s Grooming Salon

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

(705) 466-3746 Services



PLUMBING Servicing Creemore and surrounding area

(705) 466-5807 Licensed and insured


Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

John L. Ferris Megan L. Celhoffer

190 Mill Street T 705-466-3888



For all your towing and recovery needs!

Kells Service Centre

phone 466-3334 • fax 466-5166

80 High Street, Collingwood (705) 445-3421 • Fax (705) 445-7404

705-466-2207 Details at


Free Estimates

1-866-629-5396 705-422-0114

Your ad could be here! Call Sara at 705 466 9906 Property Maintenance


Call for your free estimate

Doug or Lorna -

Tel: (705) 466-3519

Welding 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



Drywall • Painting Carpentry • Tile Work Masonry • Roofing

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

Neil I McAvoy 705.466.3804

Painter & Renovator

Paul Briggs Master Painter

(705) 466-5572

Over 25 Years Experience

Jason Gardner Qualified service for all your plumbing needs

Contractor General Contracting Renovations & Repairs

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


Towing at its best!

Tel 705-466-2207

Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 9:30am

Services * Information * Books & Products

Alternative Energy Animal Care

John Simpson Auctioneer ICCA



• Service Directory • Accountant Ramona A. Greer CGA

The Collections of Roy Summers of Creemore, Irma Looby of Shelburne, local estates & downsizings to include Antique Victorian, Modern furnishings, dining & bedroom suites, china cabinets & parlour furnishings, quality glass & early china, dinnerware sets, Royal Dux figures, Majolica, Staffordshire, Royal Doulton, Royal Bayreuth, Wedgewood, art glass & pottery, silverware, early clocks, barometer, cameras, linens, document & writing boxes, tea caddies, games chest, lacquerware & ivory snuff boxes, ivory figures, hat pins, antique lighting, cigarette lighters, lg selection of original art paintings, antique & modern prints, art & antiques reference books, 1940’s Life & Maclean’s magazines, brass & copperwares, Persian rugs & mats, collectibles, estate lots, etc. Terms: Cash, VISA, MC, AMEX, Debit, 10% buyer’s premium




7685 Cty Rd 91 • 428-0131

Your ad could be here! Call Sara at 705 466 9906

The Creemore Echo • Friday, September 23, 2011 •

Echo Classifieds for sale

native trees & shrubs

lost / found

Home-grown tomatoes available now. Big beef, romas, and red & gold cherry tomatoes. Bring back memories of “how good tomatoes used to taste” at Giffens Country Market, Glen Huron.

Not So Hollow Farm’s Fall Plant Sale continues until October 2. Open this Saturday and Sunday from 11 am until 5 pm, or anytime by appointment. 838369 4th Line E., Mulmur Twp. 705466-6290

Crystal drop earring in gold setting found on Mill Street. Contact Creemore Echo to claim.

for rent

A huge bouquet of thanks to the wonderful people of Creemore and surrounding areas for extending to us such a warm and generous welcome. Jules, Mackenzie and Leaf

Electrical Organ hardly used $450 and Sears sewing machine in table and with storage stool $75. Call 705-466-2127. Extra large dog kennel 24’x12’x12’ with a door and roof. $400. Call 705424-2431. House for sale. 2800 sq. ft. new home construction. Rural triplex on fenced 5 acres. Pond. South of Owen Sound. Will hold mortgage at $320,000. Call 519-922-3256.

wanted Vendors wanted for the GNE Craft & Quilt Sale on Saturday, October 15 & Sunday, October 16. Call Muriel at 705-466-3372.

Help wanted FARM HELP REQUIRED. Full-time/ part-time position. Chainsaw, farm equipment and construction experience an asset. Must have own vehicle. Please email resume to: idpayne@enviroscape. or call 705-466-6290. Builder of custom homes and renovations has an opening for a labourer. You must have the necessary experience to fulfill the tasks required: be a self-starter willing to take on responsibility and new challenges; must be 25 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s licence and own transportation. This position offers a competitive salary, benefits and bonus package. Fax resume to 705-466-3482 or email to robabbott@villagebuilders. ca or call 705-466-3202. Only qualified individuals will be contacted.



County fairs and cooler nights welcomes 8 1 9 fall’s grandest delights. Bringing in corn 4 6of by3the harvest moon, the changing leaves will happen soon. The world 5 1 9 3 keeps spinning day by day. Time has a habit of 1 fading away.7 Stop for a second and you might hear the end of Summer 8 6 4 1 saying Fall is near. Mylars is celebrating Thanksgiving with a harvest 8 buffet.2Mylar and Loretas Restaurant Singhampton 2 4 7 8 705-445-1247.


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

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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. Large 2 bedroom apartment with balcony & parking in Creemore. Call 705-443-9417 or 519-922-3256. Bright one bedroom apartment.  $600/month includes heat, hydro is extra. Will be available in October. To inquire call 705-466-2356 after 6 pm. 1867 original log cabin modernized near Creemore. Living room, dining room, separate family room, 3 bedrooms and satellite tv. Plowing and firewood included. Available from Christmas to April 1. Call 416-964-1577.

wanted to rent One luxury house wanted to rent for a week after Christmas (December 26 to January 2, 2012). Minimum 3 bedrooms. Contact Going South in January? We are a family of 3 who ski at Devil’s Glen and we are looking for a home to rent nearby for January. We are quiet and respectful and will take excellent care of your property. If you would consider renting to us, please email jweiss@harbingerideas. com or call Jeff at 416-669-1437.

sponsors wanted The Creemore Curling Club is looking for sponsors for a trophy in the mens, ladies and mixed leagues. If you or your business is interested please contact Paul Crevier at 705-428-2616 for more information.

gardening Gardening: Time for fall cleanup and starting winter garden preparation. Call Susie at 3 Seasons Garden Care at 519-938-6197.

thank you The New Farm would like to thank all of those folks that helped make our 2nd Annual Harvest Festival such a success. To our generous sponsors Bernardin, Jerrico, Blundstones, The Creemore Echo, Creemore Springs, Avalon Orchards, to our fabulous Chefs Matt Flett and Chris Brown; to the many dedicated volunteers and interns led by our event-junkie Katie, to the always helpful local businesses Curiosity House, Creemore 100 Mile Store and Creemore House Inn and to all of those spirited folks who came out for the evening we would like to extend our deepest appreciation for your support of The Grow for the Stop program and activities out at our Farm. See you all next time. Brent and Gillian


$15 plus hst for 25 words or less Submit by 5 pm Tuesday Email

Call (705) 466-9906 or Fax 466-9908

In Loving Memory of Ralph MacDonald

who left us on September 21, 2010

thank you

The School Council of Nottawasaga & Creemore Public School would like to thank our community for making the Nottawasaga and Creemore Back to School BBQ a huge success!  We would also like to specifically thank the following members of our community for their help and support: Don Akehurst from the Sovereign Restaurant for preparing the delicious beef on a bun; Jug City for donating the ice; Four Wheel Farm for donating the apples; Carruthers’ Farm for donating beef; The New Farm for donating the salad, tomatoes and dressing; Creemore Springs for donating the recyclable cups; Clearview Soccer Club for donating the water; Avalon Orchards for donating the apple cider; Mapleton’s Organic for a great deal on their fabulous ice cream! BJ rentals for donating the hand washing station; the staff and students at NCPS for all their hard work. Also, a big thank you to Cole McArthur for the music. We look forward to seeing all of you back for Breakfast with Santa in December.

in memoriam Winchester, George September 28, 2010 Those we love go out of sight But never out of mind. They are cherished in the hearts Of those they leave behind. From your family In memory of Ralph MacDonald September 21, 2010 Life holds an emptiness because you’re no longer here. Now I yearn for the happy times we both shared and again to feel you near. My memories, I keep close to fill the lonely days. I know you are happy & at peace now, because of faith it helps in times like these. I miss that certain air about you, your witty humour too. Remembering the little moments, I still shed a tear, realizing, Each day ends while another begins Always alive in my dreams and in my heart, you will remain everlasting Love Shirley Hemsley In loving memory of Ralph Macdonald One thing we’ll always cherish, no matter what life sends. A memory of the happiness of just being friends. from the Hemsley Family MacDonald, Ralph Rae who passed away on September 21, 2010. Wishing today as we wished before, God could have spared you Many years more, With silent thought and deep regret, Loving memories we will never forget. A dear brother and best friend. Dean, Donna and family

Dad Where has the time gone? A year has passed and still we wonder why? Why you left so soon and why we had to say goodbye, We miss your wisdom and your hearty laugh, your strength and gentle ways, And oh! That imposing strut you had. Sometime we imagine, you’re in your chair, waiting for family to gather there. To tease, and joke and hug us all, Many times you were needed, and never further than a call. Now you won’t be there to watch our family grow, with births, and weddings each celebration along the road. But memories of you will be tucked in albums and held dear. The void that’s left behind is filled with tears because we know you’re near Yes, your chair is empty, your step is silent, We no longer hear your amusing chuckles, they echo distantly in time. But Dad, each and every day there will be a precious sign, One we’ll treasure because we’ll know it’s you. Our hearts won’t feel so heavy, for one day our family will be with you again. We love you, Dad! Debbie, Dianne (Ken), Ronnie (Merle), Lor (Dennis), Larry (Astrid), Sherry (Joe) & families

Classifieds Work! Call the Echo at 705-466-9906 Creemore Echo is now available at Mylar & Loretas Restaurant in Singhampton. Drop in and pick up your free copy each week.


• The Creemore Echo •

Friday, September 23, 2011

All Real Estate Services Ltd. Brokerage INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

330 First St. Collingwood, ON

Vicki Bell, Broker

” r e k o r B te a t s E l a e R l a n io s s e f o r P l a c o L r u o “Y 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011

Georgian Renaissance! A country home on the Noisy River just minutes from Creemore. Situated on 3.5 acres with a totally updated 2000 sq. ft. residence with gourmet kitchen, gas and electric appliances, 4 bedrooms, and yes an in-ground pool!! Offered for $597,000.00

Location, views, privacy, acreage Walk this property and choose your perfect building site. Located in the hills surrounding Creemore and the Dunedin Valley this 89 acre rolling property has a lot to offer. Open meadows, bush, trails…the list goes on! Offered for $399,900.00

Executive Ski Season Rental The perfect winter rental in the rolling hills of Creemore! Totally renovated and tastefully restored brick charmer sits on 150 acres with 3600 sq. ft. of nished living space, 4 bedrooms, ++++. Located minutes to Glen Huron, Creemore and Devil’s Glen! Available Dec-April. $10,000 plus utilities.

Log Home on 15 Acres of Bush! Minutes to Creemore! This custom built solid home offers 3000 sq. ft of living space , 4 bedrooms, open concept design with the warmth of woodthroughout! Walk outs to wrap around decking for added outside living space enjoyment. Offered for $675,000.00

Overlooks Dunedin valley! This 97 acre property is located just minutes to Creemore and Collingwood in the area known as Nottawasaga! The home features an open concept design, hardwood oors and nished basement for additional living space. Offered for $699,900.00

Contact Vicki Directly

The Garden of Eden!!! This 50 acre paradise offers a large residence, studio, workshop, barn, walking trails, bush, open elds and meadows and the Noisy River ows through the property! Steps to the Bruce Trail and parklands! Located minutes west of Creemore! Offered for $998,000.00

Room to Roam! This 24 acre property is just south of Singhampton! The home has over 3800 sq. ft of nished living space plus an over sized 2 car garage. The layout of the home would accommodate a Bed and Breakfast set up or an in-law suite with separate entrances. Offered for $529,900.00

Stayner! Huge 66’ X 331’ lot with mature trees, gardens, decks, water feature garden. 2200 sq feet of nished living space, large eat-in kitchen with walkout, forced air gas heat and AC PLUS bonus in-law apartment! Rent out the apartment and put towards your mortgage= save $$$$$. Offered for $224,900.00

Attention rst time buyers! Here’s your opportunity for home ownership at affordable pricing. This 3 bedroom home features updated kitchen, laminate flooring, gas fireplace in living room, walkouts to deck/porch area, plus a full basement waiting your finishing touches! Offered for $179,900.00

Ski Season Rental!!! Totally renovated school house with all of the charm and character and then some! 3 bedrooms, laundry, open concept, great kitchen and more!!! Available December to April. $6500 plus utilities. Snow removal included! Call for your own private viewing.

(705) 445-5520 ext. 233


Riverfront haven! This 1.5 acre park-like property overlooks the Noisy River. The home features an open concept design with walk outs to decks and patios, gourmet kitchen, wood burning eldstone replace, 3 bedrooms, geothermal heating and cooling. Located minutes west of Creemore! Offered for $549,900.00

Stayner family home Plenty of room for everyone! Just under a ½ acre lot with mature trees, gardens, patio, and deck overlooking the pool! The home offers, 3 bedrooms, dining room with walkout to deck, family room with walk out to patio plus bonus games room! Offered for $329,900.00

Perfect country hobby farm! With 25 acres, a totally renovated home with 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, gas replace in great room, hardwood oors, ceramics, forced air gas heat, air conditioning and oh, yes the horse barn, indoor and outdoor riding arena. Offered for $499,900.00

Views for miles!!! Rolling 10 acre building lot in Mulmur just minutes to Creemore in an area of established country residences. Building envelope and entrance permit in place so come and walk this property and bring your building plans! Offered for $310,000.000

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Giving back is what makes the difference! Don’t forget about the upcoming walks for the cure! Every dollar counts!


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