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The Creemore


Friday, January 13, 2017 Vol. 17

No. 03

News and views in and around Creemore

Inside the Echo

Order Up

In Good Taste

The Highest Order performs

Arts and Craft Beer Festival



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Armed man demands drugs Police are on the lookout for a man who was demanding drugs at knifepoint at Rexall pharmacy in Stayner on Jan. 9. The man is described as white, 4050 years old, 5’7” to 5’8” in height, with a skinny build, wearing a black knitted winter tuque, black hoodie style sweater, black jacket and blue jeans. He was clean shaven and has a large nose and poor complexion The incident happened at 6:20 p.m. and the man was last seen leaving the Highway 26 pharmacy on foot. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Huronia West OPP at 705429-3575 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and callers will remain anonymous. Callers will not be asked to appear in court and tips could lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000. Staff photo: Trina Berlo

Huron Tractor store manager Chris Hare in the mezzanine of the new Cashtown Corner sales and service centre which opened its doors this week.

Huron Tractor opens at Cashtown by Trina Berlo Huron Tractor opened its new stateof-the-art facility at Cashtown Corners this week, a reflection of the company’s growth and commitment to its customers. The service and sales centre provides much needed room to accommodate the company’s expansion and increasing workload, said store manager and Huron Tractor partner Chris Hare. The John Deere dealership moved from Stayner this month, into an expansive 26,000 square foot building that has a 14-bay shop fitted with an 11,000 pound overhead crane for lifting machines and engines, a dedicated two-bay combine shop,

wash bay and work areas for special equipment. There are four sales offices, a parts department, service counter and retail area, which in addition to John Deere products and merchandise, displays Stihl and Honda power tools, among other products. Hare said the additional space is one of the main reasons for the move. “Ultimately the reason for the move is growth, work environment, building a first class facility and the customer, to support the products we sell with a proper servicing facility,” said Hare. “We are making a commitment that we are here for years to come.” The Stayner location, which was just over 11,000 square feet, meant the

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technicians were doing a lot of work outside but the new big bay doors and high ceilings at the new facility allow them to bring the oversized equipment inside for servicing. With the evolution of farming, the equipment has grown, said Hare. “Fifty years ago the equipment was much smaller. Today it’s bigger than you can imagine,” he said. In addition to accommodating customers, the building also provides a better and safer work environment for its 22 employees. There is a fully automated ventilation system and in-floor heating, a locker room and lunchroom. Hare said Huron Tractor acquired (See “New” on page 3)

Snowy day results in 20 collisions Last Thursday, Huronia West OPP responded to 20 motor vehicle collisions. Many vehicles were in ditches and some were located on closed roads. Huronia West OPP reminds all motorists that at this time of year weather conditions can change quickly. Police say there are several simple things drivers can do to increase safety, namely slow down and change driving habits to suit the conditions and turn on headlights, to make sure other drivers can see you. Carry a working cell phone and charger, but don’t text and drive. Before heading out, make sure the vehicle is in good working condition, the gas tank is full, and there is ample windshield washer fluid and install snow tires. Police also remind people not to drive on closed roads. For more tips, visit

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Upcoming Events Friday, January 13

• Creemore Legion Ladies Auxiliary Friday Night Supper at Creemore Legion from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Join us for spaghetti and meat sauce, Caesar salad, garlic bread, dessert, coffee and tea. Seniors $10, Adults $12. RSVP to Dee at 705-466-2432 or the Creemore Legion at 705-466-2202. 27 Wellington Street West, Creemore .

Sunday, January 15

• Church Services - see page 5. • Mayor’s Free Skate at Stayner Arena from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Hosted by Mayor Vanderkruys. Donations to the Food Bank are encouraged. Free hot dogs and hot cocoa.

Monday, January 16

• Tai Chi Open House today from 1 to 3 p.m. at Station on the Green. Classes for beginners start Jan. 23 at the Station on the Green from 1 to 3 p.m. Drop by one of our regular continuing level classes (Monday afternoons, 1-3 p.m. and Thursday mornings, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.) at any time during the year to see what we are all about. For more info call Laura at 705-466-5011 or visit creemore.  

Friday, January 20

• Canadian Blood Services Blood Donor Clinic at Stayner Community Centre, 277 Regina St, Stayner, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. **New location** To book an appointment call 1-888-2-DONATE. • The Creemore Skating Club Pasta Supper and Silent Auction. Pasta with tomato sauce, meat sauce or Alfredo sauce, bread, salad, dessert and coffee/tea. Adult $10 each. Kids (5 to 12) $6 each. Children under 5: no charge. Family Deal $30 (include 2 adults and up to 4 kids). Tickets available at the door or email Julie Bigham at

Saturday, January 21

• Robbie Burns Dinner at Collingwood Legion. Social hour at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to follow the Address to the Haggis. Tickets $25 available at Collingwood Legion, 490 Ontario Street. 705445-3780.

Sunday, January 22

• Creemore Legion Breakfast at Creemore Legion from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Choice of 2 eggs or waffle, home fries, toast, sausage or bacon, juice, coffee/ tea. Adult $6, children 12 and under $4. Hungry Soldier Special $10. Call 705-466-2202 for more information. 27 Wellington Street West.

Saturday, January 28

• Enjoy a night of cosmic country music with The Highest Order in the Creemore Legion Lounge, 27 Wellington St. W. The band is Simone Schmidt, Paul Mortimer, Kyle Porter and Simone TB, veterans and ambassadors of Toronto’s downtown underground scene. Presented by Bored Creemorians. Tickets cost $10 in advance at the Creemore Echo and online at $15 at the door. Doors at 7:30 p.m. Show starts around 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 4

• Stayner Kinsmen Comedy Night at the Stayner Community Centre. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and include 3 comedians, DJ, dance and midnight buffet. Tickets available at L&S Repair, 7472 County Road 91, Stayner, or call 705-717-3895.

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• Sunnidale Winterama. Bring the family and have some family fun in New Lowell! This year we’re celebrating the 41st year of the “Greatest Little Show on Snow!” For festival details, visit: www.

Saturday, February 11

• Monkey Toast, The Improvised Talk Show at the Avening Hall. Enjoy some laughs with what has been called “the best live comedy show there is” by Andrew Coyne of the National Post. Food and beverages will be available for purchase with proceeds going to the Avening Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m., the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Advance sales are available at and at the Creemore Echo. 705-466-9906.

Tuesday, February 14

• Creemore Legion Ladies Auxiliary Annual Valentine’s Day Take-out Dinner. Lasagna, salad & dessert. $15. Pick up between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Call 705-466-2432 or 705-466-2330 to RSVP before Feb. 10.

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• Bored Creemorians present Grey Lands, a side project of Cuff The Duke’s frontman Wayne Petti, at the Creemore Legion lounge. Tickets cost $10 in advance at The Creemore Echo and online at $15 at the door. Doors at 7:30 p.m. Show starts around 8:30 p.m.

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Singhampton park remains with trustees New store by Trina Berlo Clearview council approved a bylaw that will allow the Singhampton Memorial Park to remain in public ownership and be exempt from taxation. Township treasurer Edward Henley reported Jan. 9, the park property was transferred to trustees by William Guy Jacques in 1949 and since then, has been maintained as a privately owned park that is open to the public. The trustees did not pay property taxes for a variety of reasons until 2010, when changes to the rules made the exemption no longer possible, states Henley. He reported, since then

staff has been looking for a way for the property to be officially exempt from taxation. The Municipal Act allows tax exemption for a property that is being used as a municipal capital facility for cultural, recreational or tourism purposes. The main condition is that the land must currently be owned by the municipality, or will in the future. MPAC provided, said Henley, that if there was a written agreement that stated that the property would be owned by Clearview after a period of time then that would be sufficient to meet the requirements of the legislation.

This agreement provides for the conditions set out by MPAC and allows the trustees of the Singhampton Memorial Park to continue owning and operating the property until Dec. 31, 2035. The agreement also provides for the arrangement to be cancelled, at which time the property would revert back to being taxed, or for a new agreement to replace the existing proposed agreement. At the meeting Monday, Henley said the agreement just formalizes an existing situation. CAO Steve Sage added that the agreement not only clears up the taxation issue but also minimizes the township’s liability.

Advocating for sprinklers in new builds




by Trina Berlo Clearview council is supporting the township’s fire chief in his desire to promote the inclusion of sprinkler systems in new home construction. Fire Chief Colin Shewell sought council’s support Monday for an education campaign to encourage developers and builders of new construction homes to voluntarily install residential sprinklers in all new homes in Clearview and to make information available to perspective home buyers regarding their benefit. The fire department has staged a demonstration to show how a fire in a

home with modern day combustibles can become untenable in as little as three to four minutes, potentially longer than it takes for a volunteer fire department to respond. “Residential fire sprinklers in single family dwellings should be viewed as a reasonable evolution in community infrastructure and part of a long term strategic plan to building safe and sustainable communities,” reported Shewell. Councillor Connie Leishman took it one step further asking, “Why not make it mandatory for all new builds? I don’t know if council has the appetite



to drop the hammer, but I do.” Councillor Kevin Elwood spoke in favour of making it a voluntary decision. He said he had a fire and his sprinkler system prevented a fire that could have potentially resulted in a total loss. Shewell said he has no desire to make it mandatory, as sprinklers are not a legislated requirement at this time. He reported that municipalities that have a large inventory of sprinklers are allowed a more moderate expansion of fire departments as growth occurs. Other benefits may include a reduction in home insurance.

Lock it or lose it: OPP Sometime between the late evening hours of Jan. 8 and the early morning hours of Jan. 9, someone entered two unlocked motor vehicles parked at a residence on 17/18 Sideroad Nottawasaga, but did not enter three other locked motor vehicles also parked at this residence. Nothing has been reported stolen.

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(Continued from page 1) Dave Rawn Equipment in Stayner in 2009. In the beginning, Huron Tractor had 13 employees. Since then the business has seen 75 per cent growth in seven years and with continuing growth, Hare expects within a year or two they will be hiring about five more people, including technicians and an additional sales person. He said the location is ideal because it serves the major agricultural community in the area and the residents who purchase lawn equipment, and because of the size, they are able to stock more and varied product. The Clearview location is the company’s ninth store in the region, making Huron Tractor one of the oldest and largest John Deere dealers in the country. Hare said he had a lot of input into the design of the new facility. More than three years ago, he said, he had a dream about a new store. “I went to Stedmans in Stayner and I got some paper and I drew out five designs,” he said. “It was the first one that I drew that we ended up using.” Construction started in May and the doors are now open with regular hours being 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Huron Tractor offers extended hours in the spring and fall and a year-round mobile service for those machines that can’t get to the shop. An official grand opening celebration will take place on June 8. Phone 705-466-6232 and visit

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Flu shots free for the jabbing Raise a weak and shaky hand if you had the flu over the holidays, or were nursing someone who did. It’s nasty stuff and marathon laundry runs and top-to-bottom house cleaning is not the best way to start the New Year. How many people resolved, “I will not get sick.”? We thought we were in the thick of it but the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit says we are approaching peak activity and as a result, promotions for free flu shots are ramping up again. Seasonal influenza activity continues to increase in Canada, with greater numbers of influenza detections, hospitalizations and outbreaks being reported at the end of 2016, states the federal government. According to the Government of Canada’s FluWatch report for the last two weeks of December, a total of 1,948 positive influenza detections were reported. Influenza A(H3N2) continues to be the most common subtype detected and 71 laboratoryconfirmed influenza outbreaks were reported, with the majority occurring in long-term care facilities. Adults aged 65-plus years accounted for the largest proportion of hospitalizations and deaths reported from adult sentinel networks and participating provinces and territories. Influenza activity started early this season, but so far activity has been lower than the 2014-2015 season, when there was a so-called mismatch between the vaccine and the flu strain subtypes circulating in the community, rendering the vaccine ineffective. The government invests millions of dollars to provide the vaccine free of charge. Reportedly, 11.6 million doses of vaccine costs about $75 million. Health care professionals advise people get the vaccine to protect themselves and the more vulnerable members of the community. The flu vaccine is free and available through most local pharmacies, including Creemore, and health care providers. To find the nearest pharmacy giving the flu shot visit the website

Romelda Coulter (nee Middlebrook)  waiting for the train at the train station in Creemore, heading to Collingwood. Photo submitted by her daughter Arlette Trcka.

ERT ruling: Money seems to be coercing justice Editor: At this summer’s Environmental Review Tribunal hearing, to ascertain whether there was (1) “Danger to human health” and (2) “Irreversible harm to an endangered species”, regarding the application of WPD Fairview Wind Incorporated, to erect eight 500-foot industrial turbines near County Road 91 and the 4th Line, the Tribunal ruled (1) there would be danger to human health and (2) irreversible harm to Little Brown Myotis bats. You might hope that would be the end of it… Wrong! You might ask, why have a lengthy, expensive hearing ending with a ruling if it means nothing? Although WPD had the opportunity to offer a remedial solution, for either condition at the hearing,

they didn’t. Instead, they requested a month to present a remedial argument. At the end of the month, they conceded the ‘harm to human health’ issue, but wanted more time to contest the ‘bat’ issue. They were given two weeks. Only to ask for a remedial hearing, which would take until Feb. 27, 2017 at a lot of legal cost to the appellants. Theoretically, the ERT ruling on “harm to human health” should have been final. But, in the interest of “procedural fairness and natural justice”, the ERT allowed three extensions. It’s being overly fair to WPD, but totally unfair to the appellants. And why would that hearing’s ruling be any more final than the last? WPD’s strategy seems to be to outlast the financial 2007 WINNER



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capability of the appellants. The ERT is facilitating WPD to get away with it! So much for “procedural fairness and natural justice” for the appellants. The fact is, WPD accepted the “Danger to human health” ruling. That should be enough to settle the matter and see the end of WPD’s Fairview Wind Farm. A foreign company, in the interests of greed, wins by having more money than local residents trying to defend their heritage of a countryside their forebears laboured to create and preserve, unencumbered by giant, industrial turbines. When an ERT ruling has no meaning, money seems to be coercing justice. John Wiggins, Collingwood.

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Winter watering is important for horse health by Wendy Eagle Recently a woman from University of Guelph used our farm set-up for horse welfare research purposes. She shared that one of the big problems she hears from farm owners is that horses are fine in winter as long as they have snow. Oh dear! The average 1,000 pound horse, at rest, needs 11-30 litres of water per day to make up what they lose through urination, feces, and respiratory as well as sweat and lactating. Water must be comparative to the hay amount so in winter, horses may drink more while eating hay than they would during the warmer months when grazing moist pasture. When they have free access at all times, they can get as much as they need without our guessing. Water has many important affects on bodily health. A few specifics during winter conditions are that water aids the horse’s body to regulate body temperature, to digest, and to help skin maintain elasticity, and thus good hair. Water, should always be available in large quantities. Good clean, palatable water. If the water is not good for humans, it’s not good for horses. Incredibly, a horse drinks approximately 3-4 litres in 30 seconds! Horses prefer icy cold water but if we warm their water slightly, it impacts their bodies better. When water intake was measured, research showed that horses would consume less cold water than they did warm. (Drinking water temperature affects consumption of water during cold weather in ponies: Applied Animal Behaviour Science 41:155160,1994.) Warming water to 1-4°C (3540°F) resulted in them drinking more volume, decreasing the possibility of impaction colic (serious digestive blockage that can result in death) at all times, but definitely in cold weather. As an important aside, colic is the leading cause of horse death next to

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Water helps horses regulate body temperature in winter. old age. Impaction colic incidences are higher during the fall and early winter, the time when horses begin to have hay as their primary source of food. Myth: Snow is not an adequate substitute for water as it is only 5-10 per cent water. A 19-litre, heated bucket, filled to the brim with snow, would melt to 1.9 litres, providing it melted at 10 per cent. Therefore, to ensure 11-30 litres of water daily, would require a horse to “eat” 6-16 buckets of snow per day. Ensuring water isn’t frozen can take a lot of labour. Lugging the hose in and out of the warmth is exhausting; becoming entangled (picture nosedive into a mound of snow) a daily risk, but sometimes it’s the best option. Chopping ice out of water troughs a few times a day certainly isn’t fun and with the subsequent splashing,

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requiring no more than monitoring most days. A power outage can be problematic and sometimes in extreme cold, it may need some warm water to kick start it, but 90 per cent of the time it’s a perfect solution to winter watering. Providing water to horses can be achieved. Know that it is one of the most important needs your horses have in winter. Our frozen body parts, the strained muscles, the bruised knees-backside-cheek-chin and changing your socks a few times daily, are very much appreciated by our equine friends. Our labour equals their ongoing good health.


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Psychedelic rock of The Highest Order

by Trina Berlo To those of you who love music – especially live music – but have lost the ambition, know-how or the nerve to go to the city for a late night hot-spot concert, the show is coming to you. Toronto’s The Highest Order is performing in Creemore later this month, presented by other and equally “Bored Creemorians”. The band is made up of Simone Schmidt, Paul Mortimer, Kyle Porter and Simone TB. Their 2016 album Still Holding was recently named the top Toronto album of 2016 by Now Magazine. According to their label, Idée Fixe Records, if their debut was a work of cosmic country, the band has doubled down on the cosmic. Lauded for her Joplinesque singing style, Schmidt is also known as Fiver and in the past, played with Mortimer and Porter under the moniker of One Hundred Dollars. As The Highest Order, they have teamed up with drummer Simone Tisshaw-Baril. “We follow the traditions of bands like Grateful Dead and The Byrds where there is a lot of live jamming so there’s an interplay between the live instruments and it’s different every night. The anchor is the song and we’re playing in the way that we feel the songs in those moments.” Taking original music written in a traditional style, some that Schmidt

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Nottawa Hall celebrates craft beer, local musicians The Highest Order’s Still Holding

Band inspired by country greats (Continued from page 6) now that we are alive in the 2000s we have access to all that music and we can play around in this self contained way.” The Highest Order will be playing two sets – some great country covers for people who are into more traditional country, like Waylon Jennings and Tom T. Hall and a lot of original songs that deal with the tensions of living in today’s society. The concert is Saturday, Jan. 28 at Creemore Legion lounge, at 27 Wellington St. W. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The show is at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10 in advance, available online at and at The Creemore Echo, 3 Caroline St. W. Tickets cost $15 at the door. There will be a meat draw too. Next month, Bored Creemorians present Grey Lands, a side project of Cuff The Duke’s frontman Wayne Petti, at the Creemore Legion on Feb. 25. Tickets:

by Trina Berlo Nottawa Hall is inviting people to sample the best in local brews at the Arts and Craft Beer Festival. Hall board member and organizer Jason Whyte said hall volunteers were sitting around having a beer after last year’s Small Halls Festival and they were talking about how a lot of halls host arts and craft shows when the idea of showcasing craft beers bubbled to the surface. Five local breweries have confirmed they will participate in the Jan. 21 event; Side Launch Brewing Company, Black Bellows Brewing Company, Thornbury Village Craft Brewery, Wasaga Beach Brewing Company and Creemore Springs Brewery will be there and others have been invited. “You can talk to the brewers and they’ll tell you how they make the beer and what they put into it and what you can pair it with,” said Whyte. He said there are many breweries in the area that are making high quality craft beer. “We’d love to see everyone come out and talk beer,” said Whyte. He said it is no coincidence that the event is the

day after the presidential inauguration. “We figured people would need a beer after that,” he said, laughing. Also, there aren’t a lot of beer festivals in the winter but there are a lot of visitors in the area at this time, said Whyte. Festival admission costs $20 and includes a 4.5-ounce stein and five tickets to sample beer. Additional tickets cost $2 each. Food will also be available. The soundtrack for the event will be provided by local musicians. Hall volunteer and entertainer Laurie Zwarych has put together a line-up including herself, duo Gary Pattenden and Steve Payment, John Haines, Lz & the Pickups and David Stone. Proceeds from the event will go into the hall’s general reserves for future accessibility renovations to the hall. If all goes well, organizers hope this won’t be the last craft beer festival at the hall. The event runs from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21. Tickets are available at the door. Nottawa Hall (aka Nottawa Memorial Community Centre) is located at 4129 County Road 124 in Nottawa.


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Siskins led by the league’s top scorer, Ben Hughes by Alex Hargrave Stayner Siskins have gone from underdogs to favourites to win the Carruthers Division of the North Conference Junior C Hockey League. Last Friday, Stayner took the sting out of the Alliston Hornets there in front of 750 fans, half Siskin diehards beating them 7-6. The victory is Stayner’s second over the Hornets this season making it two in a row against Alliston, the previous victory 3-2 in overtime Sunday, Dec. 4. The win escalates Stayner, 31-3-0, into first place, five points more than Alliston, 28-4-1, although the Hornets have a game in hand. The other teams are far back. Richard Gauthier, Siskins outgoing general manager, is extremely positive about the club. “We’ve got an extraordinary team,” he claims. Gauthier has good reason to be high on his team. The club is led by the league’s top scorer, Ben Hughes, who scored five goals and added one assist in the 7-6 win over Alliston. On Sunday, he once again earned six points by scoring once and helping on

five others in the 11-2 win over Orillia. Thus far, this season the skilled forward has notched 39 goals and assisted on 49 others for 88 points and has a 19-point lead over Midland’s Matt Walilko in the so-called scoring race. He has eight games remaining and it’ll be interesting how many points he ends up with, perhaps the most that we’ve seen in this league for a number of years. “The guy is a beast,” says Gauthier. “He’s a good hockey player! He plays mostly with (Zack) Trott and (Jordan) Taylor. It’s a pretty skilled line. The rookie Trott has amassed 59 points from 32 goals and 27 assists while Taylor, a sophomore, also has 59 points, 14 goals and 35 assists, in 26 games after returning to the team from a brief stint with the Guelph Junior B hockey team. In the Alliston and Orillia games, Trott and Taylor picked up eight and seven points respectively, from goals and assists. Trott is competing with Ayr’s Eric Uba to set the all-time Provincial Junior C Hockey League record for points by a rookie. Uba has 56 points in 35 games played. The previous record was 54. Trott currently holds the record.

Dance school traffic irritates neighbours by Trina Berlo Clearview council is granting a request for a no-stopping zone on Huron Street in Stayner in an attempt to diffuse tensions between residents and parents dropping off students at the neighbourhood dance studio. Glen Morby made a deputation to council on Jan. 9 outlining his concerns about the unruly nature of the drop-offs, which happen every half hour or so on weeknights. Since The Danceroom relocated from main street to a more spacious facility at 236 Huron Street, Morby says vehicles park along the side of the street and at the foot of the driveways on the west side of the street. The west side of Huron Street is zoned residential, while the east side is zoned commercial. Councillor Shawn Davidson, admitting that he is also a dance parent, said the dance studio has made attempts to educate parents about the parking issues and has asked that

people use overflow parking south and north of the studio, but ultimately the owners have no control over the parents and their behavior. The owners and council members support the residents’ request for signs indicating a no-stopping zone between Charles Street and Superior Street. “They are victims of their own success,” said councillor Connie Leishman. “They have done a great job of promoting their business. I can’t see how they can hogtie the parents to do what they want.” A bylaw is forthcoming with the details of the sign implementation. Depending on when classes take place, a specific timeframe may be set for the no-stopping zone. Clerk Pamela Fettes, who oversees the bylaw department, said once the signs are in place the township’s bylaw officer will work to educate the drivers dropping off students and the bylaw will be enforced as resources permit.

By the way, Trott and Taylor were both developed locally. Trott played his minor hockey in Honeywood and Taylor is a Stayner minor hockey graduate. Gauthier adds that this is a “down-toearth” team and all the players respect each other and recognize that this a team game and each player is needed to do his job to succeed. He further says that the team’s belief is “to be the best you got to beat the best and to be the best you got to beat Alliston.” Strangely, despite the 7-6 score, the game against Alliston was “a goaltender’s battle because both goalies let in soft ones… It was like the last shot wins,” said Gauthier. The general manager thinks Alliston didn’t play their best game and Stayner was tired after having played five games in eight nights. Stayner won those eight games, 7-3 over Schomberg, Dec. 29; 10-1 against Orillia New Year’s eve; 4-3 OT versus Caledon January 3; 6-1 over Penetang Jan. 5, and the 7-6 win. Two nights later, Stayner swamped Orillia 11-2, Jan. 8. Other notable performances in those

games were Nolan King’s goal and three assists and Ben Skuce’s two goals and assist against Penetang; Kyle Lafreniere’s goal and two assists against Orillia Sunday; Hughes overtime goal and two assists in the win over Caledon; Hughes, Jackson Clarke and King each registering four points versus Orillia Dec. 31; and Hughes earning yet another four points by scoring a hat-trick and an assist against Schomberg on Dec. 29. In total, Hughes collected 23 points. Gauthier also made a trade with Caledonia Corvairs, winners of the past three Sutherland Cups for Junior B hockey supremacy. In the deal, Caledonia sent 190-pounder, 5-foot-8 defenceman Christian Papineau to Stayner. Papineau played in Stayner two seasons ago and in Stoufville last season. He had 16 points in 37 games with Caledonia. “It’s a huge pick up,” he said. “You can always be better on defence.”

Alex Hargrave is a financial advisor, enjoys outdoor recreation and is an avid sports fan. He writes about local sports, primarily hockey and baseball.

Creemore Curling Club standings (Win-loss-tie)


Ann Huskinson 2-0-0 Diane Kelly 1-1-0 Marilyn Steed 1-1-0 Donna Baylis 0-2-0 From the Hack: Oops. Last week I reversed the stats of teams Baylis and Huskinson.  The stats should have read Huskinson had a win, Baylis had a loss. Welcome back to Frederica for this session. It was quite loud on the ice meaning, that everyone enjoyed making some awesome shots throughout the game. We had lots of giggles and chatter after the game.


Steed 2- 0    Bell 1-1 Loranger 1-1      McDougall 0-1 Lambert 0-1 From the Hack: The new year of daytime curling is well under way.

Team Steed has impressed with a number of excellent draw shots from Murray and Marilyn, fully justifying the top of the tables spot! Teams Bell and Loranger will do their best to climb up the ratings ladder!


Paul Crevier 2-0-0 Neil Rowbotham 2-0-0 Adam Verstegen 2-0-0 Al Lambert 1-0-1 Dave Millsap 1-0-1 Russ Flack 0-0-2 Bill McDougall 0-0-2 John Millsap 0-0-2 From The Hack: The Jan/Feb round of play is now in its second week of play with all the players back in full competitive form. So much so that even a power outage couldn’t deter their determination to win. Fine shots where made and one could here the rumble of the rocks on ice and someone shouting “Sweep Hard” under the faint glow of the security lights. Good game guys.

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Alliston won the Creemore Curling Club’s mixed bonspiel on Jan. 7: skip Jim Tugnett, vice Shannon Tugnett, second Ryan Johnson and lead Jackie Tugnett.

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Spike & Rusty Word Scramble



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Rusty, on the news this week was a picture of the largest nest egg in the world. What was it?

Friday, January 13 A flew flurries High -7 Low -15 Wind NW 35 km/h POP 40%

I was going to say elephant, Spike, but I am changing my answer to AEELG

Saturday, January 14 A mix of sun and clouds High -5 Low -9 Wind S 15 km/h POP 20%


Sunday, January 15 Mainly sunny High -2 Low -8 Wind SW 15 km/h POP 20%

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Fred’s Funnies

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13. “That hurt!” 14. Tire pattern 16. Butter substitute 17. Italian wine city 18. Be homesick for 19. It’s on the tip of your finger 20. Chamber used in nuclear fusion research 22. Medicine cabinet item 24. Kimono sash 25. Neighbour of Brazil 26. Saloon employee 30. Emetic medication 33. Alaskan native 34. Shield border, in heraldry 36. Love god 38. ___ de plume 39. Coming before 40. Have a meal 41. Fashionable 43. Hagen and Pippig 44. Canadian Alpine skier Clifford who is in the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame 46. Spear thrower 48. One skilled in the interpretation of religious texts 50. Open to breezes 51. Cloth converted to pulp for making paper 52. Cheese made from goat’s milk 55. Binds with bandages 59. Indian flatbread 60. Parade vehicle 62. Sound heard in an empty

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Find the answer to this week’s Crossword on the Classifieds page. 45. Intellectual 47. You breathe it in 49. Not for kids 52. People who operate a ship 53. Car engine part 54. Highest volcano in Europe

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• The Creemore Echo • Friday, January 13, 2017

Hospital laying groundwork for Stage 2 of redevelopment

Collingwood General and Marine Hospital received the green light from the North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network (NSM LHIN) in its endorsement of the hospital’s Stage 1A - Master Program portion of the redevelopment submission.

The Master Program defines the clinical programs and services contained in a renovated or redeveloped facility. “We are very pleased by this prompt response from the NSM LHIN and their support of the hospital’s model of care and its continued provision of high

quality services in the South Georgian Bay region,” said board chair Thom Paterson. The entire Stage 1A/B Master Program/Master Plan was submitted to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term (MOHLTC) Care on Sept. 30.

According to President and CEO, Guy Chartrand, “in order to maintain the momentum we have gained to date, we are now laying the groundwork for our Stage 2 proposal. We will continue to engage all of our municipal partners, as alignment remains a key factor.”

Warden stays on as Big Heart president Seniors

I wish all a very Happy President Evelyn Warden with Marcia Cameron as New Year. May 2017 be the co-president; Dave Smith, best of years, healthy and Vi c e - P r e s i d e n t ; I r m a wealthy. Because of inclement Flack, Treasurer; thank you to our candy girl Phyllis weather we had to postpone Seed and to Roy Veinot, our Christmas dinner and Evelyn bell ringer. postpone the donations we Warden usually make. Thirty-six members were out for cards and 50/50 draws Irma Flack and I decided we would were won by Wilma Zeggil, Barb go ahead with a donation of $500, Cudmore, Mary Bouchard, Brenda before Christmas which was given to Long, Marg Falls and Marcia Rev. Lorna May from the Anglican Cameron. Church, who takes care of a lot of the Eight Moon Shots were played needy in the area. by Irma Flack, Phyllis Seed, June It was motioned and carried that we Hartley, Leona Hartling, Janice donate $200 to the school breakfast Stephens, Barb Pilon and Ted for children who come to school Underhill x2 received the travel prize. without, $500 to Hospice, $2,000 to Winners for cards were Marcia the Creemore Legion, $200 to the Cameron, 376; June Hartley, 313; Clearview Stayner Food Bank, and Barb Pilon, 290; Melvin Lougheed, $300 to Hope Acres Salvation Army. 275, with low going to Norma Several months ago I had made a Johnston, 66. The Lucky chair went snap decision to resign at the end of to Leona Hartling. the year, however I have since been Remember: One small positive feeling quite well and I reconsidered. thought in the morning can change I made this known to Irma Flack your whole day. who suddenly made this known to the crowd who were, much to my surprise, Evelyn Warden is president of Big very receptive to this news. In light of Heart Seniors. this, the executive committee remains:

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Sunday dinner The Stayner Kinsmen made their second annual visit

to Toronto’s Ronald McDonald House Jan. 8 when The Kinsmen supplied, cooked and served “Sunday Dinner” (roast beef with all the fixin’s and homemade pizza, fruit salad and ice cream) for approximately 140 residents. Ronald McDonald House is a temporary residence for parents and siblings of children suffering from long-term illnesses and who are hospitalized at Sick Kids hospital. The object is to have the parents in close proximity to their child on a 24-hour basis. Families are often here for six months to a year. The Stayner Kinsmen were met with many heartfelt thanks from the residents for their efforts.  

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DODD – On behalf of the family of Eileen Dodd, we would like to thank our friends, family and neighbours for the lovely cards, flowers and food brought to our homes. Joy, Shirley, Lynn and Judith, we can always count on your support. To the medical and nursing staff at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, we are grateful for your expertise and compassionate care. Thank you to Dr. Engell for years of helping Mom/Nannie overcome many medical challenges but still reach 90 with a smile. Jim Henderson at Fawcett Funeral Homes, your direction and professionalism was so appreciated. To Nannie’s friends and staff at Stayner Care Centre, you have been so kind and caring this past year. Thank you to Rev. Jeremy Sanderson for your blessings. Nannie was a very spiritual person and adored her Church family. We will miss her stories, smiles and sage advice. It gives us comfort to know she spent Christmas with Grandpa! At the end of our visits Nannie would always say, “Love you”. We say one more time, “Love you” back and cherish so many memories. George (Lynne), Ron (JoAnne), Sharon (Mike), Victor (Mary), Marilyn (Stewart), Peter (Kathy) and Angela.

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The Creemore Curling Club Annual Mixed Bonspiel was held on Saturday, January 7, 2017, sponsored by both Midwest Metals and Stephens and Company. Another resounding success in no small part due to the outstanding support from Midwest and Stephens and Company as well as the following local businesses who subsidized or donated the prizes: Flowers by Ms Design, Creemore Home Hardware, Creemore Village Pharmacy, Creemore Foodland, Hamilton Brothers and Giffen’s Country Market.  The Tugnett Team from Alliston took away the honours followed closely by Creemore’s Crevier team. Kudos to all the volunteers that contributed to making this year’s Bonspiel such a success including Paul and Karen Crevier, Bill and Johanne Neelin, Marie Stephenson, Fred Mills, Steve Lindsay and Karen Gaudino. See you next year and good curling. 

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Spike & Rusty: EAGLE

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Cosack, Hans Josef – Passed away peacefully on Monday, January 2, 2017 at Markham/Stouffville Hospital at the age of 91 after a brief battle with complications arising from his COPD. Hans grew up on the family estate, Wildshausen, in Germany. After serving in WW2, he returned there to help with the family business. He met and married Dorothee Meschede in 1952 and with her had 5 children: Hans, Margaret, Huberta, Carl and Christine. Then, with his eye on new horizons, he bought Peace Valley Ranch near Honeywood Ontario in 1964. After his wife Dorothee tragically died in a plane crash in 1971, Hans fell in love with and married Heike (Philipps) in 1974. They had a daughter, Carola, in 1978 and moved to Canada permanently shortly afterward. Hans was blessed with 7 grandchildren (Tarquin, Dominik, Pascal, Kim, Christopher, Nikki, Henry) and 2 greatgrandchildren (Tristan, Jacob). He was predeceased by his 2 sisters Liesel (Carlos) Steffek of Wildshausen, Germany and Maria Theres (Walter) Klemm of Germany. Once Hans gave the workings of the farm over to his son Carl, he focused more on his first love – forestry – and could be found in the forests around the Pine River valley working his chainsaw until his mid 80s. With a mind as sharp as ever, he spent the latter years of his life keeping in touch with people he had met throughout his 90+ years and spent hours playing cards and filling out crosswords. No matter how old, it is always too soon. A mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Melancthon at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2017. This will be followed by a Celebration of Life reception at the Ag Centre at 377 William St., Shelburne at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Red Cross.

call for artists Tuesday, February 28 is the deadline for visual artists in the region to enter works for a juried selection undertaken by the Public Art Committee of the Town of the Blue Mountains. All selected works will be on exhibition for 12 months in the Town Hall in Thornbury. All exhibited work may be sold by the artist. There is no cost to enter. In keeping with the celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, we are asking artists to consider a Canadian theme, although this is not a requirement. For more information see www.the

death notice HISEY, Emerson John peacefully at Golden Dawn Nursing Home, Lion’s Head on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Edith Irene Hisey (nee Sauder). Cherished father of Robert Hisey and his partner Peter Bowie of Woodland Beach, Helen Broadbent and her husband Chris of Milton and Rodger of Woodland Beach. Loved grandfather of Jesse Reesor, Nicholas Broadbent (Janine) and Ashley Broadbent and great grandfather of Brody and Nixon. Dear brother of Arnot Hisey (Evelyn - pre), Grace Gowan (Orville - pre) and brother-in-law of Margaret Hisey  (Donald - pre).  Emerson will be forever remembered by Shirley and Robert Andrechek, Doug and Marlene Hill, Pauline and Larry Leonard and Murray and Jackie Hill and their families. The funeral service will be conducted from the Bethel Missionary Church, 18 Ferndale Road, Lion’s Head on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 1 p.m. Visitation 1 hour prior. Pastor Gerald DeWit officiating. Spring interment Creemore Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the George Funeral Home, Lion’s Head Chapel, Lion’s Head. Expressions of remembrance to Golden Dawn Nursing Home would be appreciated. Messages of condolence are welcome at www.

thank you Now that some time has passed we have had time to reflect on all that has happened this past year. Although no words can express how much we appreciate the kindness and support we felt in the days following the accident in March, we wanted to say how fortunate we feel to be members of this community and thank you to everyone who prayed, sent food and wishes our way or had us in their thoughts, as well as the three hockey associations, Creemore, Stayner and Collingwood who did the fundraising. We wish you the best in this coming year. The Runyon family.

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NVCA approves budget, board reduction

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority passed its $4.77 million budget Dec. 16 with a 2.26 per cent increase to the overall municipal levy. Clearview Township’s levy is $117,630.69, an increase of $1,576.25 over last year, and Mulmur ’s is $39,633.42, an increase of $909.23 over last year. In August, the board of directors

a p p r o v e d t h e N V C A’s A s s e t Management Plan for implementation. The capital levy of $129,926.50 is shared by the municipal partners and will be put into reserves to pay for the repair maintenance and replacement of the assets as identified in the 2016 Asset Management Plan. Capital levy contribution for Clearview is $6,958.08 and $2,344.39

for Mulmur. In September, the NVCA board unanimously approved a final reduction from 27 members to 18 members after a nine-month pilot project. The elimination of additional board members and Advisory Committees translates into a cost savings of $23,500 in per diems and mileage and an overall savings of $50,000, taking into

consideration that staff resources were not sufficient to service a 27-member board, plus Advisory Committees, additional administrative support would have needed to be considered, according to NVCA CAO Gayle Wood. The municipal partner shares are based on an apportionment percentage supplied to us by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

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decisions independently, to solve problems, communicate politely and professionally, and to defuse periodic conflict situations involving the public and/or members of staff. Excellent time management and project management skills, coupled with the ability to juggle numerous diverse activities at the same time. Able to work independently and in a team environment. High competency level skill with Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point, along with Windows, Outlook and Explorer. Province of Ontario Class “G” Drivers License in good standing, and use of a reliable vehicle. Strong technical skills including Microsoft Office Work, Excel and Power Point

Salary: Salary range offered for this position is $ 59,787 to $73,400 Note: The preferred candidate must be willing to provide consent for the Township to conduct a background and vulnerable sector check prior to finalizing an employment offer. Interested candidates are invited to forward their resume and covering letter quoting job # 2017-002 to Human Resources by January 27, 2017 to: We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. The Township of Clearview is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Please visit: www.

School Crossing Guard - 1 Permanent Part-Time – New Lowell Job #: 2017-001 - Posting Date: January 9, 2017 Clearview Township is seeking 1 permanent part-time Crossing Guard at the New Lowell school crossing to begin as soon as possible Responsibilities - To safely assist children crossing the street, to and from school. - To be available Monday to Friday during the school year. Qualifications and Abilities required - Must be physically fit. - Able to work outside during adverse weather conditions. - Able to communicate with and direct children in a clear manner. - Must be able to provide a clean police background and vulnerable person’s check. - Possess 20/20 vision (with corrective lenses if needed). - Must have reliable transportation to crossing location.


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Training: All required training and crossing guard apparel is provided by Clearview Township. Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume and covering letter, quoting Job # 2017-001 by January 20, 2017 at 3pm to Human Resources at We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note: In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act , please contact Human Resources for accommodation inquiries or requirements at 705-428-6230 x.255 Please visit our website at:

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