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The Creemore


Friday, February 17, 2017 Vol. 17

No. 08

News and views in and around Creemore

Inside the Echo

Out There

Reading the Signs

Council approves entrance signs

Landscapes by Kara McIntosh



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Seniors' housing plan proposed

Creemore Echo website nominated for award

Proponents eye municipal land next to library

by Trina Berlo Those working to build a seniors’ apartment complex in Creemore made a pitch to Clearview Township council Monday. Naomi Miller, of Peter Miller Enterprises, outlined plans to build 24 units, with up to 13 of those being affordable housing units, depending on how the final numbers work out. She was joined by Peter Miller and Wendy Schellenberg, who has been working since 2015 to see seniors’ housing built in the village. They said there are other options, but they prefer to see the apartment building constructed on municipally owned land next to the library on Caroline Street East. They are asking council to declare the land surplus and sell it on the open market. Peter Miller Enterprises wishes to bid on the

The Creemore Echo has been nominated for an Ontario Community Newspaper Association award for its newly designed website. is a finalist in the Best Community Website/WebPortal, circ. under 9,999. The awards will presented at a gala in Toronto on April 7.

Free area Family Day activities Monday

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A rendering by Cowden Woods Design Builders shows the potential design of a 24-unit seniors' apartment building proposed for Caroline Street East. property. They say the location is ideal because it is within walking distance of the library, which they expect would

be popular with residents, downtown shops, restaurants, and the Creemore Farmers’ Market in the summer. (See “Council” on page 3)

Book tells stories of local fallen soldiers by Trina Berlo Legion member David Bruce Johnson has a goal to see fallen soldiers with roots in Creemore and area receive their due. It is what motivated him to get involved with refurbishing the Creemore Cenotaph and subsequently put in motion a catalogue of information about the First World War soldiers listed on it. He teamed up with like-minded people who did not want to see soldiers forgotten. “We have taken on this project because we feel Remembrance Day is not just one day, it is 365 days per year forever,” said Johnson at a formal presentation of the Book of Remembrance to Legion officials on Feb. 9. (See “Remembrance” on page 3)

Staff photo: Trina Berlo

Creemore Legion president Jim Richards (from left) accepts the Book of Remembrance from David Bruce Johnson, June Reed and Helen Blackburn.

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Free public skating is offered in Creemore and Stayner on Family Day, Feb. 20. The arena in Creemore will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the arena in Stayner will be open from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Also on Monday the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka will be open for a free open house with various family activities, including open gym and swim times. Visit family-day/ for details.

Clearview, Mulmur see minimal growth Statistics Canada released census results for population and dwelling counts Feb. 8. Clearview Twonship grew minimally from 13,734 in 2011 to 14,151 in 2016. The municipality has 6,040 total private dwellings with 5,335 occupied by permanent residents. Mulmur’s population also increased slightly from 3,391 in 2011 to 3,478 in 2016. The township has 1,674 total private dwellings with 1,315 occupied by permanent residents. Collingwood and Wasaga Beach have both passed the 20,000 mark. Collingwood grew from 19,241 in 2011 to 21,793 in 2016 and Wasaga Beach grew from 17,537 in 2011 to 20,675.

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This Weekend Saturday, February 18

• The Creemore Skating Club will be having a Bake Sale at the Creemore Arena in the lobby from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone welcome. Stop by to find cookies, cupcakes, tarts, brownies and maybe a pie or two! • Curiosity House Books Art Gallery Opening Reception for Kara McIntosh Out There is her first solo show working in oils to explore the abstract qualities of natural landscape. Reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. 178 Mill Street. 705-466-3400.

Sunday, February 19

• Church Services - see page 5.

Monday, February 20 Family Day

• Creemore Echo will be closed today. • Enjoy Family Day with a Free Skate at the Creemore Arena from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Enjoy Family Day with a Free Skate at the Stayner Arena from 2 to 4 p.m. • For Family Day, Wasaga Beach YMCA is participating in Snowman Mania with an Open Swim. Call 705-429-9622 for details. 1724 Mosley Street.

Upcoming Events Wednesday, February 22

• VON Adult Day Program Caregiver Support Group Meeting at Sunset Manor, Collingwood at 1:30 p.m. The caregiver support group connects family and friends caring for a person who is elderly or frail or with various stages of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease to education and coping strategies in a safe place, while sharing challenges and successes. Call Fiona at 705-444-2457.

Thursday, February 23

• Spaghetti Supper and Silent Auction. A fundraiser for the Cybergnomes Robotics Team. At New Lowell Legion from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Meet this year’s competition robot. Adults $10, children $5. Tickets available at The Creemore Echo and JT’s Snowmobile Repair, New Lowell. Call 705-888-0731 or email for more information or to make a donation.

Friday, February 24

• Double Toonie Lunch at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Caroline Street West, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Homemade soup & more for $4. Bring a friend and enjoy.

Saturday, February 25

• GNE Fair Dinner at Centennial United Church, 234 William Street, Stayner. Guest speaker is Elizabeth Bzikot of Best Baa Dairy. Silent auction. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $25 available at Stayner Town & Country or call Maureen at 705-466-5531. • 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.

Sunday, February 26

• 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.

Tuesday, February 28 Pancake Tuesday

• Pancake Supper at Duntroon’s Olde School House, Cty Rd 91, Duntroon, from 5 to 7 p.m. Enjoy traditional pancakes, sausages, syrup and homemade pie or cake. Supporting The Door Youth Ministry. Adults $6, students $4, preschoolers free. Hosted by The Anglican Parishes of Duntroon, Singhampton and Batteaux.

Wednesday, March 1

• Tai Chi Easy at Sunnidale Corners Hall, Hwy26 and Cty Rd10, Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. This program consist of just 5 moves, taught in a standing and walking format. Deep breathing and a few stretching exercises are also included. “Master a short set of powerful moves to achieve benefits immediately.” $85 for 10 week session, includes manual. Preregistration required. Contact Kathleen at or call/ text 705-351-9348.

Saturday, March 4

• Beef & Lamb Dinner at St. John’s United Church, 192 Mill Street, Creemore, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Adults $17.50, children $5.

Wednesday, March 8

• Alone Together Bereavement Program at Carruthers and Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway 26, Stayner at 7 p.m. This 6 week small group program honours the unique grieving processes of each participant, while recognizing and naming universal experiences. Those whose loss is less recent may find this program as helpful as those suffering a recent loss. $10/week. Call Laurie vandenHurk, 705-428-5537, Laurie. to save your seat.

Wednesday, March 15

• Comedy Tour – Dangerously Safe: A night of sketch comedy at Creemore Arena Hall, 220 Collingwood Street, Creemore, doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. A 3 man comedy act from Toronto - have appeared on television on CBC, Disney, FXX and more. Trained through the Second City, and Humber’s Comedy Writing and Performance program, the boys are regulars at comedy clubs all around Toronto and are taking their original material on tour! One night only for $20. Tickets available at door, at ticketscene. ca or 416-455-7378. A portion of the proceeds goes towards ALS Research at Sunnybrook Foundation.

Saturday, April 8

• Know it all Ball at Duntroon Hall, 9025 Cty Rd 91, Duntroon, from 7 to 10 p.m. To book a table please call Debbie at 705-445-7681. Event starts at 6 p.m. Questions begin at 7 p.m. Tables of eight, please bring snacks for your table. Don’t forget to study up for the night! $10 per person entry fee.

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Council to decide whether land will be sold (Continued from page 1) The proposed three-storey independent living facility, with one- and two-bedroom units ranging from 500 square feet to 750 square feet, would be fully accessible with handrails, wide hallways and doorways and an elevator large enough to accommodate a gurney. As part of a funding request for seed money through the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Schellenberg conducted a needs and demand survey in the fall. All 43 respondents reported that they do not believe there is adequate accessible

housing for seniors in Creemore and of the 25 respondents with an interest in moving within Creemore in the short-term, 19 will seek rental housing instead of owning. Thirty-seven respondents stated that affordability is a priority. Seniors packed Station on the Green the previous fall, showing enthusiasm for local seniors housing. Schellenberg said although they are not allowed to start an official waiting list until the project is approved, they already have more than enough people who have indicated they are interested in renting.

Schellenberg, who used to work as the administrator for a larger seniors’ housing project in Mount Albert, would serve as property manager should the project come to fruition. She said the development would include a common room for social activities to help foster a community atmosphere and possibly a bus to take people to activities, for a small fee. “Clearview should be proud to build something like this,” said Schellenberg. “Every community needs a place like this.” The delegation also said the project would meet the needs of the


township’s growing senior population, diversify the housing stock and help meet affordable housing targets. Preliminary pricing provided put the market rate at $990 for a onebedroom and $1,120 for a twobedroom. Affordable rates would be $858 for a one-bedroom and $966 for a two-bedroom. Council agreed to direct staff to prepare a report on or before April 24, regarding the proposed 24-unit residence for seniors located at 27-29 Caroline Street East, including staff’s recommendation on declaring the land surplus.

Remembrance should not be one day: creators




Clearview council approved six road signs marking the main entrances to the township Feb. 13, including the above for County Road 124, north of Nottawa. The signs will be installed as phase one of a township wide sign replacement program. The signs were designed by Gary Page of Page Graphics, who estimated the 48-inch by 84-inch signs would cost about $4,800 each. The fabrication and installation will be going out for tender.




(Continued from page 1) “I may have generated the idea but I didn’t do the work,” said Johnson. June Reed, who has an interest in genealogy, did the majority of the research on the 22 fallen soldiers, many with family names still recognizable in the area. Reed used several sources to compile service records and biographical information. The file includes photos of the grave from the Commonwealth Wa r G r a v e C o m m i s s i o n , a n d sometimes a photo of the soldier. Reed also includes contributions from Paul Woolner and local historian Helen Blackburn, including her columns for The Creemore Echo. The introduction quotes Blackburn, “Remembering our war dead should not be confined to one day a year so take a moment to think of them from time to time. Not only should we pause to remember the men killed in the two great wars but also to think what they endured: soupy mud to the knees, rotting corpses, seeing friends killed on either side in the charges across No

Man’s land, the agonies before death from the gas attacks, the unbearable grief of the families who received the cablegrams announcing death. As one soldier remarked, ‘It’s worse than the worst hell you can ever imagine’.” Some of Blackburn’s research of that era will be included in a book she is currently working on about the village from 1902-1930, called Creemore Bids You Welcome. The Book of Remembrance will be available for viewing at the Legion. It contains information about George Butler, Lorne Cherry, Ernest Cleary, John Burt Corbett, Percy Gill, David Johnson, John Kennedy, Kenneth Loudon, Alexander MacKay, William James Martin, Johnson James Matchett, William T. Maxwell, William McCutcheon, John James McKay, John S. More, George Prentice, Harold Stegall, John William Tribble, Charles Wilson and Elwood LukeWines. Johnson said he hopes to see a second volume of Second World War veterans come together.

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Opinion Editorial

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The way we were

Seniors' housing would help make Creemore a complete community Creemore needs housing for seniors. There is no doubt that however many units, if and when they are constructed, will be a hot commodity. This week, council heard plans for a seniors apartment building near the Creemore library. The project is only in the proposal phase but we expect the proposed 24 units would be spoken for once the shovel hits the ground. Clearview, like many places, has an aging population. Of half the adults in the village, a large portion are probably entertaining the idea of downsizing or moving to a place that requires less maintenance. The other half are starting to think about their aging parents and how to accommodate their changing needs. It would be very reassuring to know there are housing options nearby. In communities such as this people come and go but we happen to know people have left this village in search of more appropriate housing. It is the reality of communities with a lack of diverse housing stock. Change doesn’t come easily around here but with the real estate market as it is, there doesn’t seem like a better time to build. We can’t understand why there hasn’t been any movement on the many approved housing units on Clearview’s books. People are desperate to buy and there is so little on the market. Imagine if those looking to relocate from a single detached house to an apartment were poised to sell now or in the near future? Not to say anyone should leave their house before they are good and ready, but if that is the desire, the domino effect would benefit the entire community. Single detached dwellings would become available to young couples, who may then have children to fill up the schools, which have low enrollment, and there would be more tax money going to the municipality to offer more services for everyone, not to mention those appealing development charges which pay for amenities associated with growth. It’s the stuff of dreams for municipalities. Growth is where it’s at. What business owner wouldn’t like a few more customers to shop and dine downtown? Even a few units would make a big difference in a small village like Creemore, and it would not threaten its character. Adding seniors’ housing can only be good for the village. Wendy Schellenberg has been working on an initiative to bring seniors apartments to Creemore for some time and we hope, with Peter Miller Enterprises, she is able to pull it off. There are other condos and seniors’ apartments on the books for Creemore and they wouldn’t come amiss either.

Junior room at Duntroon SS#3 in 1955. Back row, from left: Dennis Bell, Mac Edwards, Bruce Feighen, Doug Bell, Harvey Beecroft. Middle row, from left: Leslie Ferguson, Heather Rawn, Marj Swalm, Shirley McBride, Carrie Leeky, Judy McNicol, Brian Macdonald. Front row, from left: John Little, Russel Rawn, Brian Stoll, Morley Lewis, Beverly Wiggins and Harry Baker. Teacher Kay Bell (Christie). Submitted by Brian Stoll.


More people praying for wisdom Editor: I’ve got to admit that the new president of the United States is not my favourite personality, but there is one positive thing he has caused to happen in the United States and around the world. It is that there are a lot more people praying to the Lord our God for His help than ever before, praying that He would grant wisdom, not only

Systems in place to vet immigrants Editor: A recent letter to The Echo stated, “there are standards for toilet paper, yet none to enter the country”. This implies that Canada has no system in place to vet potential immigrants. This is not the case. The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act of 2001 provides detailed information on the steps a foreign national must take in order to immigrate to Canada. Section 11.1 of the Act states, “a foreign national must, before entering Canada, apply to an officer for a visa or for any other document required by 2007 WINNER



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to President Trump but also to all world leaders. Is that not a more positive action than getting angry and playing right into Satan’s hands by hating President Trump and everyone with a different view from yours and taking hateful actions against them? Maria Cornelisse, Stayner.

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regulations. The visa or document may be issued if, following an examination, the officer is satisfied that the foreign national is not inadmissible and meets the requirements of this Act.” If anyone has any doubts that there is not an elaborate and detailed set of policies around immigration I would urge them to look at the Act online. At present immigration is a hot button issue and it is important that we have all the facts in order to have a meaningful debate. Basil Guinane, Creemore.

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Student mentoring program is a win-win by Annie Chandler case manages this program I saw a quote this week that put me in touch with Lindsay read “Spending time with Fawcett who has been a children is more important mentor in our schools for 17 than spending money on years. He suggests that the children”. That being said students he has worked with I would like to shed some are very “proud” to have light on a long standing a Big Brother as it makes program that is offered by them feel important that Big Brothers, Big Sisters someone cares and shows of the Georgian Triangle Annie Chandler interest in spending time with in cooperation with the them. Lindsay is famous for Simcoe County District School Board reinforcing the basic social skill of how (SCDSB). to properly greet someone by “looking Most of us are familiar with the them in the eye, saying their name and concept of becoming paired with a giving a firm handshake”. young at-risk child, spending time with According to Coutts, students with them each week going out to movies, attendance issues always seem to being active outside, basically become come to school the day their mentor is a caring adult figure in their life. there and she has observed growth in There is however, another mentoring self-confidence and reduced anxiety in opportunity that only requires a some of her young mentees as a result commitment of one hour a week. of this encouragement program. The In-School Mentoring Program Fawcett reflects that his little brothers is another option for volunteers who are “so appreciative “of their time feel that one hour a week is a more together and that they always seem appropriate time commitment. Each to find something each week to laugh adult volunteer participates in a short about. I am thankful that the SCDSB training session and is then paired supports this important community with one elementary student. Mentors partnership with Big Brothers Big can request a particular school, grade Sisters and truly believe that volunteers level and whether or not they would walk away each week knowing that like a boy or a girl mentee. They then they have given back a little of their meet once a week during school hours. time to brighten someone’s day. This special one-on-one time is usually According to Coutts, it’s a “magic spent in ways that are of interest to the time for kids”. Mentors are currently child (i.e. physical activity, playing needed and welcome in all of our board games, making things or helping Collingwood and Clearview schools. with a school project). Meetings often If it sounds like something you would begin with the question, “What do you like to learn more about, give Coutts a feel like doing today?” Have you ever call at 705-445-2330. considered teaching someone how to Annie Chandler is Simcoe County play chess or cribbage? District School Board trustee for Successful mentoring is a series of Collingwood and Clearview. She can small steps, teachable moments and be reached at 705-229-6217 or at flashes of fun all of which help to form a trusting bond. Christy Coutts who

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2017 Nitetis Lodge Officers were installed on Jan. 16 and will serve their

posts for the next 12 months. Back row, from left: W. Bro. Alex Hargrave, secretary, Bro. Nick Brindisi, senior warden, W. Bro. Corey Finkelstein, past master, Very Worshipful Bro. Jerry Sampson, junior warden, Bro. Ryan Lawson, historian. Front row, from left: W. Bro. Fran Webster, chaplain, Bro. Don McConnell, junior steward, Bro. Doug Giffen, senior deacon, District Deputy Grand Master Georgian South District, R. W. Bro. Phillip J. Laundry, W. Master, Randy Nieman, Inner Guard, W. Bro. Jeff Fachnie, senior deacon, W. Bro. Jim Jones. Absent: Bro. Tubo Kueper, junior deacon, W. Bro. Douglas J. Sampson, tyler, R.W. Bro. Douglas W. Hammill, treasurer, W. Bro. Bryan W. Lawson, director of ceremonies, Bro. Kenneth Thornton, lodge piper.



A reliable source of electricity is essential to supporting community growth and powering our lives. A new 20-year electricity plan looks at ways to ensure a reliable supply of electricity for the Barrie/Innisfil area. This Integrated Regional Resource Plan was developed by the three electric utilities serving the region – Alectra Utilities (formerly PowerStream), InnPower and Hydro One Networks Inc. – in conjunction with the Independent Electricity System Operator.

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Hort Society elects new board

Staff photo: Trina Berlo

Monkey see, monkey do

Ron Tite, host of Monkey Toast, the Improvised Talk Show, and guest John Millar, Water First executive director and Creemore resident, look on as the Monkey Toast players perform an improv scene based on the conversation during a performance at Avening Hall on Feb. 11.

by Judi Parker A hardy group of Creemore Horticultural Society (CHS) members braved wintry weather and poor road conditions to meet at St. Luke’s Anglican Church Hall on Jan. 25 to conduct the Society’s Annual General Meeting. Highlights of 2016 events and activities were presented by 2016 president Lynn Wilkinson. These events included celebration of CHS’ 95th anniversary, a raffle of a garden-themed quilt made by Cheryl Robertson of Creemore House of Stitches and the renovation of the Horticultural Park as well as our signature annual public events, the May Plant Sale, the July Flower Show, and the Thanksgiving Pumpkin Floral Arrangement Sale. Committee chairs Kathy Meeser (Grandmothers’ Garden and Canada150 Tulip Garden), Charlotte Vorstermans (Horticultural Park and Plant Sale), Sharon McLellan

(Hospitality), Kathy Meeser speaking for Dorothy Shropshire (Flower Shows), Judi Parker (Thanksgiving Pumpkin Floral Arrangements), and Tami Penney (Santa Claus Parade Float) also presented reports on committee activities. Recognition and appreciation was given to the following people who retired at the end of 2016 from various roles: Lynn Wilkinson, Charlotte Vorstermans and Sharon McLellan who, between them, devoted 27 years to leadership on the board; Elaine Wilkinson who served as the greeter to all attending our meetings for many years; Marie Kidd who presented a reading to open our meetings for an amazing 22 years; and Pat Raible and Bill Mann who audited CHS financial records for 10 years. These volunteers made a big difference to our organization. (See “Hort” on page 12)

Please join us on February 27 between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm for National Cupcake Day in support of Georgian Triangle Humane Society at Royal Lepage Locations North Creemore Buy a cupcake, or two, or a dozen and the proceeds will be matched by Graham McDonald to help support all the good work that GTHS does to care and find a home for a pet just like yours!

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Nottawa painter shows area landscapes in first solo show by Trina Berlo Kara McIntosh is putting herself Out There with her first solo exhibition of paintings. She is showing a body of oil paintings, mostly Clearview Township landscapes and a couple of abstracts. She said she is inspired by the landscapes that surround her and her connection to the land. “I’m a new painter so it seems like a natural place to start exploring with paint,” said McIntosh, who lives near Nottawa. She is attracted to the sky, which plays predominantly in her paintings. To get a luminescent sky, McIntosh starts with a layer of bright paint and then builds the blue sky on top, allowing the colour underneath to peek through. While there may be parts of her compositions that are busy and have a lot of colour, there is always a part that is quiet and calm. “I feel like I am looking for calm through my paintbrush,” said McIntosh. The show’s title, Out There, has a dual meaning in that her subject matter is outdoors and also recognizing the vulnerability in showing art for the first time. McIntosh said although she has been painting for about a decade, she really started focusing on the craft two years ago and last summer she rented studio space at The Tremont in Collingwood. “It’s nice to have other people doing creative things nearby and we often bounce ideas off of each other and give each other feedback,” said McIntosh. “Especially since I don’t have a formal art education, I realized that my process would be better served to be around other creative people.” The opening reception for Out There is Saturday, Feb. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Curiosity House Books in Creemore, located at 178 Mill St. Although this is McIntosh’s first solo show, her work has been exhibited at The Ojibway Club Art Show, The Creemore Festival of the Arts, and The Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund Art Show. She has an upcoming show, Observations, with painter Debbie Farquharson at The Peter McKendrick Community Gallery at the Artscape Wychwood Barns in Toronto April 21-23, 2017.

Oil paintings by Kara McIntosh will be exhibited at Curiosity House Books until March 4.

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• The Creemore Echo • Friday, February 17, 2017

Creemore Curling Club standings Win-loss-tie

us or just come out and see what we are all about, call Gail at 705-466-6399.


Donna Baylis 5-2-0 Marilyn Steed 3-4-0 Ann Huskinson 3-4-0 Diane Kelly 3-4-0 From the Hack: The Creemore Foodland Trophy was a profound win by Team Baylis: Donna Baylis (skip), Melissa Ferguson (vice), Kim Morby (second), Lynn Gowan (lead). Team Baylis won over Team Steed. Team Huskinson won over Team Kelly for third and fourth place. It was an exciting evening for all with delicious food and giggles afterwards. The excitement is building already for the start of the third session for the Husker House Trophy. If you would like to join


Bell 5-3 Loranger 5-3    Lambert 4-4 Steed 4-4 McDougall 2-6 F r o m t h e H a c k : M o n d a y ’s games  provided an  exciting finish to the winter session. Team Bell had a comfortable win over Team Lambert and Team Loranger managed  to beat Team McDougall. With five wins each for Teams Bell and Loranger, it came down to points for/against. Team Bell secured the title with a slim lead of one point! Good curling everyone!   

Big Heart Seniors

Local team wins USA cup Howard Walker, Gordon Fuller, Matthew Fuller and rookies Bill Neelin and Mitch Carruthers. The team wishes to acknowledge and thank Creemore Springs Brewery for their continued support.

A curling team representing both Creemore and Stayner Curling Clubs and sponsored by Creemore Springs Brewery won the “C” event at the Quebec International Bonspiel recently. Teams members are Paul Crevier,

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261 and low went to Marcia There seemed to be no Cameron 100. Norma objections to a member Johnston was in the lucky volunteer helping with the chair. Rama bus, Irma Flack will The Richmond Hill council speak with Rama as to whether has voted not to start its we are again allowed to have a meetings with the national bus in the spring. Evelyn anthem for fear it could A teacher at Centre Dufferin Warden be unconstitutional for its High School in Shelburne is religious content. How have we come to teaching students how to quilt as part of a this? Have we lost the right to patriotism, Canada 150 project and has requested that nationalism or pride in our country? What should you have any scraps of material did our soldiers “stand on guard” for if not they could use please take them to The to protect our freedoms, our pride in our Echo office. country and our wish to express this pride? Forty members were out for cards Our anthem should be sung in schools, and 50/50 draws were won by Evelyn council meetings, and all gatherings, I Warden, Pat Winger, Eileen Nash, know of a card gathering such as ours Karl Seifert, Isabelle Gubbels and Barb that sings it before playing cards. Have we Cudmore. become a “no name brand” and represent Four Moon Shots were played by Peter nothing. My patriotic heart aches. Gubbels, Ruth Lougheed, John Van Remember: A skunk was eating our Voorst, with the travel prize to Morris dog’s food and our dog learned two of the Tymchuk. Winners at cards were Peter greatest qualities to have were patience Gubbels 327, Ruth Lougheed 282, and wisdom. Sheila Fenton 275, Barb Cudmore

We want to know what our community thinks about arts and heritage in Creemore. We’re particularly interested in knowing what arts or heritage initiatives you really value – for Creemore and its rural surroundings.   Sit with us for a few minutes, answer a few questions and we’ll buy you a coffee (or tea) for your trouble.

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TOWNSHIP OF MULMUR Invites applications for the position of FULL TIME ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR (One Year Contract) Reporting to the Treasurer, the successful candidate will be responsible for administrative, planning and treasury functions. Responsibilities • General office administration and customer service for the front counter and telephone • Maintain website and social media accounts • Administrative support for planning and public works functions • Secretarial duties for Boards and Committees and other duties as assigned Qualifications • Post-secondary diploma or degree in Business, Public/Office Administration, Urban and Regional Planning, or equivalent • Minimum of 2 years office administration and/or municipal experience • Excellent computer skills, specifically Excel & Word • Self starter with ability to work independently • Excellent customer service, time management and organizational skills Salary Range: $24.35 - $27.41/hr, 37.5 hours a week plus overtime as required. For detailed job description please visit Please submit cover letter & resume as one PDF document to attention Heather Boston, Treasurer, no later than March 3, 2017 at 1:00 pm. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. 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. The Township of Mulmur is an Equal Opportunity Employer and accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process, upon request. The successful candidate will be required to supply a clean criminal record check.

Fun& Games Sudoku Barbara Simpson 7 7

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Spike & Rusty Word Scramble



The Creemore Echo • Friday, February 17, 2017 •

Rusty, you didn't finish my lovely steaks last night.

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2 Answer on page 11

Sorry, Spike, but you forgot to ARTOTE them!

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by Ken Thornton Find this week’s answer on page 11

Fred’s Funnies

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9. Smut 14. Camaro ___-Z 15. Subject of study 16. Put at rest 17. Topping for baked potatoes 19. Plays pat-a-cake 20. Burning 21. Fence part 23. New prefix 24. Pocket bread 26. Mythical equine 28. Fail to make good use of 31. Leisurely walks 33. Computer filename extension 34. Former Information Commissioner of Canada 36. “The Muppet Show” drummer 40. Building wings 42. Fountain nymph 44. Underground missile site 45. Join the opposition 47. Other 49. Adult female pig 50. Outpouring of gossip 52. Miriam’s brother 54. One-fourth 57. 365 days 59. American currency: abbr, 60. Char, as a steak 62. Crown worn as a sign of royalty 66. Provide with a quality 68. Burial chamber 70. Having concerns 71. Larger-than-life

DOWN 1. Paste made with soybeans 2. Heated tool 3. Hair style for Marie Antoinette 4. Written words of a movie 5. Proofreading symbol 6. Exist 7. Bound 8. Much talked about 9. Internal dissension 10. A cause for complaining 11. Grassy plain of Latin America 12. Thin candle 13. Chinese green tea 18. Announcer of yore 22. Golfer Sam and family 25. Capital of Samoa 27. Canadian security agency, for short 28. Plant that grows easily 29. Rod for wheels 30. Of the same kind as the rest 32. French goodbye 35. Meal’s main course 37. Overlook 38. ___ vera 39. Cattle sounds 41. Prophet 43. One who joins a common cause 46. Road sign reflector glass 48. Message sent over the Internet 51. River in British Columbia

Frosty the snowman was spotted looking through the carrot bin at the local supermarket... He was picking his nose

February 17, 2017

Find the answer to this week’s Crossword on the Classifieds page. 53. Someone believed to have communication with a deity 54. Put an end to 55. Lichen genus 56. Found a sum 58. Draw out

61. “___ Men” (2010 film) 63. Ship with a lateen sail 64. Gaelic language 65. Disagreeable concoction 67. WWW address 69. Cherry stone



• The Creemore Echo • Friday, February 17, 2017

Fred Mills photo

Fred Mills photo

Curling 2nd draw - Women's league winners The new 2nd draw trophy generously sponsored by Troy Scott, owner of Creemore Foodland, was presented to The Baylis Rink. Gail Martens presents the trophy to Lynn Gowan, lead, Kim Morby, second, Melissa Ferguson, vice, and Donna Baylis, skip.

Mixed League winners The new 2nd draw trophy generously sponsored by Paul and Karen Crevier (right) was presented to The Morby Rink: Sandy McKay (from left), lead (sparing for Amy Purkis), Paul Vorstermans, second (sparing for Karen Gaudino), Steve Morby, skip, Kim Morby, vice.

Fred Mills photo

Fred Mills photo

Men's league winners The Toronto Dominion Bank Trophy was presented to the Crevier Rink: Rob McLeod (from left), Graham MacDonald and Paul Crevier. Presenting the trophy is Rick Kelly. Absent: Kyle Kort.

daytime league winners

Dorothy Shropshire (right) presents the trophy to skip Jim Bell and lead Barb Murdoch. Absent: vice Wayne Bell and second Isobel McDougall.

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The Creemore Echo • Friday, February 17, 2017 •

Submit your classified ad by 5 pm Tuesday: call 705-466-9906, fax 705-466-9908, email,$17 + hst for 25 words or less

for sale

help wanted


Hay for sale – Small squares and 4’x 5’ rounds of horse hay. We deliver year-round. Call Norm of Stonehedge Farms at 705-466-2607.

Cook / Baker. Giffen’s Country Market is looking for a part-time cook / baker to start immediately. For more details contact Joann at 705466-3080 ext. 222.

Maple Boards for sale. Large quantity of 1”, random widths, 8” to 14”. Call 416-305-4171.

Driver needed for rural newspaper deliver from Stayner to Collingwood. Must be available 7 days a week for early morning delivery. Current pay on this route is $500 weekly. For more info contact 705-424-2032.

Gary Clayton Photography. Offering full service wedding and Portrait photography, we offer very reasonable rates starting at $549 for service and formal shots to $1049 for full day service. Book before April 30th and receive a free printing package – a $99 value for free. Call 705-796-2682.

for lease Commercial Space for lease. 1500 sq.ft. store front / office use in heart of New Lowell. High traffic location with Canada Post as neighbour. Available immediately. Inquire at 705-424-0203.

services Elliott Painting and Decorating, over 30 years experience with excellent references. Interior and exterior painting and wallpapering. Call for free estimate at 705-466-2356. Contractor Repairs, restores, dismantles and jacks up farm buildings, homes, and cottages. Also roofing, siding, doors, windows, beams, posts, foundations, peers, cement work, fencing, eaves troughing, decks, docks installed, repaired, replaced. Brian McCurdy. 519-986-1781. Landscape Gardener booking clients for the 2017 summer season. I have 20 years experience and a horticulture technician diploma. Call or text Jane at 705-466-5657. Building Blocks Home Daycare, full or part-time care. Availability in September. Call to book a play date. Call 705-466-6355. Foot Focus - Professional Foot Care in the comfort of your home. Nail trimming, filing, corn and callus reduction, foot soak with foot and lower leg massage. Tammy Robinson, PSW Advance Foot Care Certified. Call 705-818-4086.


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dining Pizza Perfect will be closed for vacation from Sunday, Feb. 19 to Sunday, March 5. Reopening on Monday, March 6. Fish and Chips Fridays at Affairs Bakery Cafe. Beer battered halibut, fresh cut fries, homemade coleslaw. Dine in or take out. Beginning Friday, February 17. 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. each Friday to Easter. Call 705-466-5621.

horses Looking for a new place to board your horse? Peace Valley Ranch offers riding trails across 200 acres, an indoor arena, large outdoor riding corral, & onsite horse trainers. A non-competitive & relaxed learning environment, with a focus on building the partnership between you & your horse. Outdoor pasture board including all amenities offered at $300 + hst monthly. Also offer Snow Bird boarding for the winter, retirement board, and box stalls. Call 519-925- 6628. We’d love to meet you and your horse! www.

lost & found Cell Phone found. Samsung Telus silver flip phone. Claim at Creemore Echo.

planning an event? The Creemore branch of the Royal Canadian Legion is available for rent. The hall will hold up to 400 people, bar can be arranged. Lounge will hold up to 150 people, bar can be arranged. Quiet Room will hold up to 30 people. Call 705-466-2330 to book. Catering is available for any event.

in memoriam Remembering Joyce who passed away Feb. 21, 2016 and Grace who passed away Feb. 25, 2016 and all the happy times we had. Memories are precious. Irene.

thank you Thanks to Billie Power for the delicious squares. And thanks to Bob Ransier for digging out our walkway this week. We really appreciate your thoughtfulness! Creemore Echo The Creemore Ladies Curling Club held a “Canada’s 150th PJ Birthday Party” Bonspiel last Saturday. We would like to thank all for another very successful event. Eight teams of 32 ladies participated from as far away as Elmvale, Stayner, Alliston, Feversham, Badjeros and Creemore. We especially wish to thank our sponsor, Creemore Village Pharmacy, Jennifer Yaeck, owner, for the beautiful gifts and draw prize donations. A big thank you to the ice makers, bartenders and our club ladies who prepared the delicious hot lunch and dinner and also volunteered their time to help organize, decorate and serve. A great day! Creative ideas are now coming together for the 2018 Bonspiel! I would like to thank everyone for all your support and messages for the last few weeks. I am blessed to live in such a great community with a tremendous heart! I would like to thank Linda Kelly for the drive to Barrie on Monday to my appointment and to Clare Oster and Creemore Springs and Jed Fachnie and Devil’s Glen for their patience during my extended recovery. A huge thank you to my Mom and Dad for their support and keeping me relatively sane. A special thank you to my Mom for her knowledge of making protein into mush so I can eat – you’re the best! Thank you everyone again! Fred Mills

This week’s answers Spike & Rusty: ROTATE

8 7 6 2 9 4 3 5 1

9 5 1 7 6 3 8 2 4

3 2 4 1 8 5 9 6 7

4 3 8 6 5 7 2 1 9

7 6 5 9 2 1 4 3 8

2 1 9 4 3 8 6 7 5

5 4 2 3 7 9 1 8 6

6 9 7 8 1 2 5 4 3

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$17 plus hst for 25 words or less. Everyone reads the Classifieds!

death notice Kellner, Vivian Susan

September 14, 1952 to February 14, 2017

Strong of back, soft of heart. Vivian passed away at home surrounded by love as Valentine’s Day dawned. She will be enormously missed by daughter Chance and her fiance Ben Gerlis, brother Jeremy Warson and his wife Monica, her aunt Daisy, many cousins, and niece and nephew. Her death leaves a hole in her community of chosen family, including Sara Hershoff, Paul, Lucas, Theo and Eliot Gordon. Vivian was born in Toronto in 1952 to Hungarian Holocaust survivors Tom Kellner, who went on to be a well-known builder, and Marika Warson, who lived a life full of art and beauty. Both predeceased her. She attended Branksome Hall and Jarvis Collegiate then studied photography at Ryerson. She lived in Toronto and Montreal, travelling the world as an editorial photographer. While in Thailand she met fellow traveller Stephan Zimmermann, the father of her daughter Chance. She and her newborn made a home for themselves in a beautiful school house in the Orangeville area near her friends Brad and Jane. After 15 years of country living she returned to Toronto and started a new life as a gardener and landscaper. Vivian lived a life devoted to aesthetics. She created beauty in her homes, gardens, and photography. She was known for her love of food, dance, art, music, theatre and film. Along the way she made many lifelong friends who experienced her generosity and warmth. In the last year of her life Vivian was surprised and thrilled by the outpouring of love given to her by the constant stream of visitors who accompanied her on the last leg of her life journey. A memorial service will take place Friday, February 17 at 1 p.m. at the Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. Toronto. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Community Deathcare Canada by contacting

thank you The Creemore Curling Club would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the Cattlemen’s Bonspiel on February 8: Aldcorn Bros. Collwest Creemore Vet Services Elanco Holmes Agro Huron Tractor Johnson Livestock Trucking Merck Lewis Motors Sales Premier Equipment Steer Enterprises Stephens Fuels Steed Family in memory of Jim Steed Zoetis


• The Creemore Echo • Friday, February 17, 2017

Breast Screening Program now at G&M 217 Gideon Street, Stayner, ON L0M 1S0 Telephone: 705 428-6230 | Fax: 705 428-0288 Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Communications are available in alternative formats upon request.

summer student opportunities 2017 summer student job opportunities are available with Clearview Township. Details of all jobs and hiring criteria can be viewed at: under the employment opportunities section. Job #2017–003 Pool Instructors / Life Guards (6 positions) Job #2017–004 Pool Lifeguard – Supervisor Job #2017–005 Student Water / Sewer Operator (Co-Op position) Job #2017–006 Student Roads Workers (3 positions) Job #2017–007 Student Tourism/ Culture Assistants (3 positions) Job #2017–008 Student Planning Assistant All positions are 35-40 hours per week (May to August 2017) All resumes must be received electronically through the Human Resources department, by Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 at: Please indicate job # in subject line. If applying for more than one position, please indicate order of preference. 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:

school crossing guard 1 Permanent Part-Time - New Lowell Location Re-posted Clearview Township is seeking 1 permanent part-time Crossing Guard at the New Lowell school crossing to begin as soon as possible. Enjoy a light work schedule while earning some extra income. Clearview offers full and compensable training to all employees including on-line accessibility and safety training, hands-on and on-the-job training as well as a new employee orientation. Employees are paid their hourly rate of pay for participating in the training. 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. Wage:

$17.63 per hour plus 4% vacation pay.

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 February 28, 2017 at 3 p.m. 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:

Collingwood General and Marine Hospital (CGMH) will now be performing mammograms in the Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP), as the hospital has become an affiliated OBSP site. The OBSP is a Cancer Care Ontario program dedicated to providing high-quality routine breast screening services for women ages 50-74. Breast screening is the routine examination of a woman’s breasts using mammography to assess breast health and detect early cancer. It is recommended that women in this age group have a mammogram every two years, as part of their routine medical care, since early detection can result in significant health benefits, including increased treatment options and better survival rates. “The program provides the women of our community with unprecedented access to mammography services and ensures direct communication of their results,” says Dr. Murray Miller, CGMH Chief Radiologist. Dr. Miller also noted the valuable feedback it provides the team members on quality and performance and maintaining an unparalleled standard. The OBSP at CGMH provides care closer to home, as women no longer have to travel outside the South Georgian Bay region to be part of the program. Women can refer themselves to the program by calling the CGMH OBSP direct line to book their screening mammogram 705-444-8670.

Hort Society planning for eventful gardening season (Continued from page 6) Russ Talbot, representing Ontario Horticultural Association District 16, conducted the election and installation of the new board of directors. The 2017 board is composed of president Judi Parker, treasurer Carol Ray, co-secretaries Lana Bryant and Linda Coulter, and directors, Susie Cosack, Darlene Madill, Gayle Millsap, Tami Penney, Jaki Skillings, and Carole Watson. Lynn Wilkinson will continue to serve as an ex officio member of the board as immediate past president. Creemore Horticultural Society has been part of the Creemore community since 1921. We are a friendly group of gardeners who meet on a regular basis to have a good time with like-minded people while learning about gardening, working in community gardens, or participating in various special events such as flower shows, a plant sale, and more. No experience or education is required to join us—all you need is an interest in growing plants, whether vegetables or ornamentals. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings and to public events. Watch The Echo ’s community calendar for programs and events scheduled in 2017 and visit the online calendar at

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