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The Creemore


Friday, February 9, 2018 Vol. 18 No.6

News and views in and around Creemore

inside the echo

Election Year

Candidates will see changes in process PAGE 3

Night Vision

Skiing after dark, in memory of Larry PAGE 7

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Simcoe County paramedics conduct a patient transfer to an Ornge airplane waiting at Collingwood Regional Airport last Friday, when eight people were seriously injured in a Highway 26 collision involving a bus and a van.

Eight people injured in severe head-on crash by Trina Berlo Eight people were seriously injured last Friday in a gruesome head-on crash on Highway 26 in Stayner. Former Clearview Township firefighter Mike Payne was early on the scene of the afternoon crash involving a van and a coach bus that sent two adults and six children – two 10-year-olds, two four-year-olds, one

eight-year-old and one 15-year-old to hospital with serious injuries. One 10-year-old was in critical condition, according to OPP spokesperson Const. Peter Leon. All were passengers in a van, said to have Texas licence plates, that collided with a coach bus carrying 45 people, mostly students from St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School in

Hamilton, returning home from a ski trip. Payne, a Stayner resident and Simcoe County District School Board employee en route between high schools in Stayner and Collingwood, stopped to offer assistance. He arrived to what he describes as a frantic and graphic scene. Payne said he took direction from

the paramedic in charge of the scene and worked with an officer to get one of the children out of the van. “And then we just started going through, seeing how many people were in the van and picking the worst ones, trying to get them out first,” he said. They were able to get three people out and by then enough firefighters (See “Clearview” on page 3) The New Lowell community held its annual winter carnival, Sunnidale Winterama, Feb. 2-4, kicking off the festivities with a Burning of the Green on the Friday night. On Saturday, Station 4 firefighters won the bed race and the Girl Guides won the prize for the best parade float. They were dressed as Ghostbusters, in conjunction with the weekends 80s theme. For more photos, visit the Creemore Echo on Facebook.

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This Weekend Saturday, February 10

• Creemore Skating Club’s Valentine’s 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!

Sunday, February 11

• Church Services on page 5. • Mulmur’s 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off from 1 to 3 p.m. at North Dufferin Community Centre, 706114 Cty Rd 21, Honeywood. Free admission & family skate. Email to enter your chili.

• Mandy Bridson Fundraiser with Jason Redman, Derek McLean and Doug Smith at Gibson and Company Cafe and Bar, Collingwood. Tickets $20 per person.

Upcoming Events Tuesday, February 13

• Pancake Supper at Good Shepherd Anglican Church, 219 Scott St., Stayner (4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.). Includes pancakes, sausage, apple sauce, dessert, beverages. Cost: adults $8, children (6-14 years) $4, under 5 years - free, Family $20. For more information, call 705-428-2306. • Pancake Supper at the Old School House in Duntroon from 5 to 7 p.m. Enjoy traditional pancakes, sausages, syrup and homemade pie or cake. Supporting Clearview outreach. Adults $6, Children $4, Pre-school free. Hosted by Holy Trinity Clearview. • Pancake Supper at New Lowell United Church. Enjoy delicious pancakes, sausage, and more on Shrove (Pancake) Tuesday. Dinner runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Adults $7; youth (6-12) $5; under 6 free. 5227 Simcoe Road 9 in New Lowell. Fully accessible. For more information call 705-424-1476.

Wednesday, February 14

• Ash Wednesday Service St. John's United Church at noon. • Creedan Valley Care Community is having a Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Positions available for RN’s, RPN’S, Activation, Dietary & Housekeeping. Bring your resumes to 143 Mary Street, Creemore. • Creemore Legion Ladies Auxiliary Valentine’s Day Take-out Dinner. Lasagna, Caesar salad and dessert. $15. RSVP by Wednesday, Feb. 7 by calling 705-466-2330, 705-466-2462 or leave a message at the Legion at 705-466-2202. Pick up your dinners between 4 and 5 p.m. on Valentine's Day.

Saturday, February 17

• Creemore Winter Market at Station on the Green from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come see what is new and fresh from your favourite vendors. Come for a locally-sourced Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon. Proceeds to be donated to local charities. • Homemade Cupcakes and Banana Muffins for sale by Alyssa Rowbotham at the Creemore Winter Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Station on the Green with all proceeds to the Georgian Triangle Humane Society. Single $1.50, pkg of six $8 and pkg of 12 $15. Please come by and enjoy a sweet treat and help our animal friends! Call 705-466-5946 for home delivery (within Creemore town limits) or to order 24 packs for $24 - a great idea for a hockey team or classroom! Donations can also be made online at • Clearview Community Theatre presents “Opening the Door” Showcase at Clearview Community Church, 1070 Cty. Rd. 42, Stayner at 7 p.m. Hear the best of last year’s auditions, featuring the incredible talent of the cast of our last show, singing individual solos and performing entertaining monologues. Tickets $10. Proceeds to support The Door Youth Drop-in Centre and youth programming in Clearview.

Sunday, February 18

• Mandy Bridson Fundraiser Syrian Dinner at Duntroon Hall presented by Elephant Thoughts. Tickets available at Elephant Thoughts, Collingwood.

Wednesday, February 21

Thursday, February 15 to Sunday, March 4

• Creemore Horticultural Society February Meeting at St. Luke’s Anglican Church Hall, 22 Caroline Street West, Creemore, at 7:30 p.m. Brent Preston of The New Farm will speak on Creating Sustainable Local Food Systems. Visitors welcome.

Friday, February 16

• TD Canada Trust Public Information Session at Station on the Green at 7 p.m. All welcome to come out, ask questions & get information.

• Theatre Orangeville presents Trudeau Stories. Written and performed by Brooke Johnson. Call 1-800-424-1295 or visit www.theatreorangeville. ca for tickets and more info. • Brereton Field Naturalist Club Meeting. Bird Banding in Africa with Courtney Shaw. North West Barrie United Church Hall, 464 Ferndale Drive North, Barrie, at 7 p.m. Families welcome. Visit for more details.


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Saturday, February 24

• GNE Fair Dinner at Centennial United Church, 234 William Street, Stayner. Roast beef dinner complete delicious dessert followed with speaker, Eric Klein, taling about medical cannibis industry. Question & answer period to follow. Silent auction, $25 per person available at Stayner Town & Country. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. • 4th Annual Clearview Fire Fighters vs Creemore Coaches Hockey Game & Dance at Creemore Arena starting at 7 p.m. Come out and support this great game and bring a non-perishable food item for the food bank as well. $5 per person, kids free. Serving drinks & food during the game. Dance to follow game in the Arena Hall (Age 19+ in hall).

Saturday, February 24 to Sunday, Feb. 25

• 24 Hours of Blue, a 24 hour ski/snowboard relay comprised of teams of 6-12 people who all participant in seeing how many runs they can accomplish is 24 hours. From noon to noon. Hosted by Blue Mountain. A portion of the proceeds will go to Special Olympics & the Collingwood G&M Hospital Foundation. Registration is $149 per individual at or • “Evocative Landscapes – Real or Imagined” A Sharon Barfoot Workshop at BMFA Arts Centre, Collingwood, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days. Fee: $180. In this workshop coax hints of reality and simplification of a landscape. Visit for more info and to register, or call the Arts Centre at 705-445-3430.

Saturday, March 10 • Knox Presbyterian Church Dunedin is celebrating 150 years! The Kickoff Event is a Baked Ham and Scalloped Potato Dinner. We will host 2 sittings in the Church Hall 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Adults $15 and $7 for children. Ham, scalloped potatoes, vegetables, coleslaw, dinner roll and of course dessert. For more info and to reserve your tickets and preferred sitting, call 705-466-2739, 705-466-2161 or 705-466-3346.

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Clearview community supports rescue effort (Continued from page 1) had arrived to continue with the extrications, while Payne stayed in the police cruiser and talked to the 15-year-old boy. Several Ornge air ambulances were en route and, although originally there was a plan to land in the parking lot at Stayner Collegiate Institute, they ended up transferring patients at the hospital in Collingwood and also at Collingwood Regional Airport before transporting them to Toronto area hospitals. Payne said he was really impressed with the management of the scene and the coordinated rescue effort, made difficult by the severity of the injuries, the destruction to the vehicle and the cold temperature. He said everyone did a phenomenal job. “I was a volunteer fireman for about 10 years and when you come across an accident with that many people, especially children, it’s a whole different dynamic when you are trying to extricate. Everyone acted professionally and in as fast a manner as possible,” said Payne. “It was a severe car accident and the vehicle sustained major damage and some of the people were trapped pretty seriously.”

He said it was a very difficult extrication because of the severe damage to the front of the van. No one on the bus sustained serious injuries. Clearview’s municipal transit service was suspended so that the bus could be used to transport the students from the scene of the crash to the arena, where the Stayner Lions did what they could to make them comfortable until a replacement bus arrived. Lions president Sandra Squire said fellow Lion Robert Walker called on her to help get the arena concession stand, which is operated by the Lions, up and running with the help of arena staff Mike Young. During the studentsʼ stay at the arena, about two hours, they were treated to drinks, hot food and snacks, all courtesy of the Lions Club. Squire said the students were patient and thankful, but also a little shaken up from the collision. “Mostly, they collected their thoughts. It was pretty traumatic for them,” said Squire, adding she chatted with them while they waited for their hotdogs to come off the grill. “It’s the sort of thing you would want, if your own family was involved in such a thing, it’s nice to know that communities pull together and do

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Emergency response personnel on scene of the Feb. 2 collision between a coach bus and a van. this, from loading up the Clearview bus – that’s how they got them to the community centre – I think that was a great idea. The whole process went smoothly, as smoothly as it can in a situation like that.” Squire added, “The motto of Lions Clubs International is We

Serve! Helping out this way is one of the best ways to demonstrate that.” Highway 26 was closed between 27-28 Sideroad and Mosley Street until about 9 p.m. The cause of the collision has not yet been determined.  The OPP is investigating with the assistance of Transport Canada.

Thinking of running for municipal office? by Trina Berlo Anyone considering running in this year’s municipal election race will have a chance to learn what it’s all about as changes to the election rules roll out this spring. Clerk Pamela Fettes oversees the elections in Clearview, held every four years. She has already done quite a bit of work to make sure the municipality is properly positioned for the election period and meets all the deadlines set out in the Municipal Elections Act, and subsequent review. The nomination period, which has been shortened from 37 weeks to 13 weeks, opens May 1. The filing deadline is 2 p.m. on July 27. Shortening the length of the nomination period, according to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, gives municipalities more time to prepare ahead of the election, should they choose to use ranked ballots. The voting option was added this year as part of the review, but Clearview has already opted out given that it has a ward system with a relatively small number of candidates

in each ward. Council has however opted for a second stab at internet and telephone voting. One big change for perspective candidates is that they will have to gather 25 signatures from eligible voters who support their nomination. (This change does not apply to school trustee candidates.) “I would suspect this is to make sure that they are serious about running,” said Fettes. “The individuals providing the signatures will each have to sign a declaration stating that they were eligible to vote in the municipality on the day that they signed the endorsement,” states the ministry. “If a candidate files a nomination, and then changes their mind and decides to run for a different office on the same council, they are not required to submit new signatures.” And as of April 1, there is a requirement for third party advertisers to register with the municipality. The policy refers to individuals, corporations and unions that are

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advertising a position, either for or against a specific candidate. Third party advertising does not include “issue based” messaging promoted by community groups. Fettes said a coordinated effort is underway with neighbouring municipalities, Collingwood and Wasaga Beach, to inform those interested in running about the process and any relevant changes.

She highly recommends prospective candidates attend an initial information session on April 4 to be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in council chambers at the Clearview Administration Centre in Stayner. Registration is now open. Contact Fettes at pfettes@ or 705-428-2638 ext. 224. Forms and candidate information packages will be available some time in the spring.



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Opinion Editorial

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The way we were

Does time heal all wounds? It has been more than three months since we learned that TD Canada Trust would be closing its Creemore branch on May 4. The angering news prompted residents to lobby the bank to keep the branch open, or at least consider maintaining a bank machine. The bank didn’t budge on the former but has said it is working on securing a location to set up a bank machine in Creemore. The time for the promised information session has arrived, where we may hear more on that. While we can’t imagine this being an open mic, foot stomping type of meeting, the information session may reveal some of the bank’s exit strategies. The community’s anger seems to have subsided, and though the bitterness has not, it is not as powerful in motivating people to attend public meetings. We have no idea what to expect from the info session but if anyone would like to learn more, the meeting will be at Station on the Green on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.

We love Canadian music so it should come as no surprise that we nerd out a bit over the Junos. The nominees were announced Tuesday and we are pretty chuffed to see the names of some of the people who have performed locally. The Echo has played a role in bringing these toplevel Canadian performers to the area by helping with booking and promoting shows for the halls in Avening and Duntroon, the New Farm and lots of shows outside of this area. Among the list of nominees to have played Avening in recent years is: Amelia Curran, who was on the double bill for Writes of Spring, nominated for Songwriter of the Year and Contemporary Roots Album of the Year; Terra Lightfoot, nominated for Adult Alternative Album of the Year; Fred Penner, nominated for Children’s Album of the Year. Now Whitehorse, coming to Avening in April, has been nominated for Adult Alternative Album of the Year. Gord Downie, who played The New Farm’s annual fundraiser two years in a row, was posthumously nominated for Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Adult Alternative Album of the Year. Their nominations go to show that we are seeing some of the best live music this country has to offer, often in our small halls that are community owned and operated. The 47th annual Juno Awards will take place in Vancouver on March 25, hosted by Michael Bublé. Send letters to The Creemore Echo, 3 Caroline Street West, Box 1219, Creemore, ON L0M 1G0 or email Letters must include the sender’s full name.

Valentineʼs Day brings up memories of twirping dreams. There he was, standing with his I have always liked Valentine’s Day. back to me in the hall. I tapped him on the I guess I’m a romantic but I also think shoulder and it was only when he turned it is a day to be kind and thoughtful to the around that I saw the name Patricia printed ones we really care about. across the paper heart on his lapel. I know a cute story about my friend He had been twirped already. I was Gail, she said her hubby always gets in bed devastated. on her side and waits until she is ready for Linda bed, then slides over. You see, he doesn’t COCKTON want her to get into a cold bed, so he warms it up first. Then there is a couple of friends who live in the city and have been married for some 40 years, and every evening after dinner he pours Esther a warm bath and lights a scented candle, just so she can relax before retiring at night. I bet you remember Winnie Jones. She came all the way from Twillingate, Newfoundland to marry Valentine’s Day is the time for expressing the love her husband, Valentine Jones. I bet he was born on that we have for each other. Valentine’s Day. We send flowers and chocolates and greetings In the 1960s, I attended Collingwood high school, galore to family, friends and lovers. that year we had a “TWIRP day ” – an acronym for But wouldn’t it be a great breakthrough for peace The Woman Is Required to Pay. if the whole world could discover the love that Christ The girls were given cutout paper hearts to pin to the taught when He made the command “You are to love guy they would like to take to the Valentine’s dance. one another”. I tore out of my homeroom to find the man of my Florence Bremner, Singhampton.

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Creemore Public School, Grade one girls 1944: Ruth Emmett, Lenore Jackson, Sylvia Bishop, Barbara McCarthy, Mary Ann Lowen, Mary Thomson, Annette Bates, Sylvia Jordan and Diane Conn. Photo submitted by Laurie Rowe.

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Recipe guarantees a souper Valentine’s Day creemore dish

It’s February again and love. There is a secret ingredient – parmesan Valentine’s Day is just cheese rinds. If you grate around the corner. Not only that, the Family Day your own parmesan, then weekend follows right you know that you always after. As per usual, there end up with an outer rind, which usually gets thrown are many events going on Elaine out. I throw them in a in and around Creemore, COLLIER bag and park them in my including a number of delicious sounding freezer until I’m making soup, especially this one. If you community dinners, cook-offs, bake sales, and so on. Everyone needs extra don’t have any rinds, you can use a tablespoon of parmesan cheese added fuel to keep warm right about now, and there is certainly no lack of options to your soup mixture prior to blending. in the food department around town, If you’re putting together a fancy (aka romantic) Valentine’s dinner, I that’s for sure. This is always a busy would go with the fancy soup topping time for us at the B&B, but I will be I’ve included. It’s simple to do but trying to get out and about to sample some local fare if I can. looks like something you would have in a nice restaurant. If you want For Valentine’s Day in the past, I something more family oriented, go have usually written a lot of different with the comfy topping. What better recipes for decadent desserts, especially those involving chocolate. way to share the love all around the family than a big bowl of soup and This year, given the cold weather, I am grilled cheese, all in one? sharing with you my rich and delicious Feedback is great and I would love recipe for tomato soup. I really enjoy making all different kinds of soup – to hear from you. Just e-mail me at this one happens to be red and like Until all my recipes, is made with lots of next time, eat well, live well!


Valentine’s Tomato Soup Two Ways 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 2 cooking onions, diced 1 large garlic clove, sliced into slivers 2 tablespoons all purpose flour 28 ounce can Italian plum tomatoes 3 cups chicken broth 1 ½ teaspoons white sugar ½ teaspoon ground thyme 1 teaspoons ground white pepper ¼ teaspoon sea salt 1-2 rinds from a block of Parmesan cheese In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil and butter over medium-low heat. Add onion and garlic mixture to pan and cook until mixture has softened but not browned, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Add flour, stir to coat mixture in pan and then cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add Italian plum tomatoes to the pan, stirring constantly to incorporate and making sure flour doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan. Break up tomatoes

with a wooden spoon. Add chicken broth, sugar, thyme, pepper and sea salt and stir. Add in cheese rind. Reduce heat to low, cover saucepan and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove soup mixture from heat and let cool. Remove leftover parmesan rind and discard. Purée soup in batches in blender or food processor and pour into a clean saucepan. Be careful and put a towel over your blender lid and hold when blending (if the soup is still hot, it can pop the lid making a big mess). Reheat soup to serve. You have two choices to garnish big bowls of this delicious soup: Fancy topping – Finish off with a bob of crème fraiche or sour cream, topped by finely chopped chives; Comfy topping – Make a grilled cheese sandwich with your favourite bread and cheese. Cut into mini pieces and float on top of the soup. Serves 6

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This Week: New Lowell Church at 9:45 a.m. and St. John’s Creemore at 11 a.m.

Pancake Supper, New Lowell U.C. Feb. 13 5:30--7 Ash Wednesday, St. John's, Feb. 14 noon Sat. March 3: Lamb & Beef Supper

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Each year, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) offers a variety of summer programs to over 2,000 students. Registration is now open for the SCDSB’s 2018 summer school courses. Summer school credit courses are available this July through eLearning and in face-to-face classes. Face-to-face courses are focused on mathematics, while eLearning offerings include Grade 10 Civics and Careers, as well as Grade 11 and 12 college and university preparation courses. All face-to-face courses are held at the Barrie Learning Centre, July 3-27 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Limited school bus transportation is provided from all areas of Simcoe County.    “Summer school is an opportunity

for students to accumulate credits in a flexible environment outside of the regular school year,” says Tammy Rodaro, Vice-principal of Adult and Continuing Education. “Students should register early to ensure that their summer school options align with course selection for next year.”   Summer school program details can be found on the Learning Centres website: www.thelearningcentres. com. Students can also get information from their school or from any of the SCDSB’s Learning Centres. Current SCDSB secondary students can register through their guidance counsellor. Current SCDSB Grade 8 students, nonSCDSB students and adult learners can register using a paper form, available on the Learning Centres website. 

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Ski trail lit in memory of Larry Sinclair Nighttime ski a romantic Valentine’s Day option by Trina Berlo A portion of the trails at Highlands Nordic are now lit three evenings a week – the result of a campaign to extend trail time for anyone who wants to ski. A fundraising effort to light a trail at the Duntroon cross county ski facility began years ago but when proprietor Larry Sinclair died in 2015, club member Richard Lemoine stepped up the campaign. An online crowd-funding page raised almost $30,000, plus significant funds donated through in memoriams. Larry’s daughter Kelly, who runs Highlands Nordic with her husband Chanse, said the goal is

to extend training time for athletes and increase access for the general public. The installation of the lights was delayed by the process of getting a permit through the Niagara Escarpment Commission, which was further delayed by an appeal filed by a neighbour. With all permits now in place, 45 solar powered LED lights have been installed along the 1.2 km green trail, with plans to extend the lighting for a total of 120 lights on eight kilometres of trails. The soft light makes for an entirely different skiing experience. “It is a very cool ambiance,” said Kelly. “Going through the woods at night, it can seem very romantic.” Night skiing is open from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays until March 17. A night trail pass costs $14 and equipment is available to rent.

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Township of Clearview Council has received an application to amend Comprehensive Zoning By-law 06-54. The amendment is being considered under the requirements of the Planning Act RSO 1990 c.P.13 and applicable regulations. The purpose of this notice is to invite you to engage in the public process if you wish.

The Corporation of the Township of Clearview

Public Meeting Information: When: Monday March 05, 2018 at 6:30 pm Where: Council Chambers, Township of Clearview Administration Centre, 217 Gideon Street, Stayner, Ontario The Proposal: Project No.: 2018-009 The purpose of the meeting is to provide notice that the Council for The Corporation of the Township of Clearview will be holding a public meeting under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, C.P. 13 as amended, to inform the public and provide opportunity for public comments on the proposal to permit Bed and Breakfasts within single detached dwellings within the Residential Zones. Currently a Zoning By-law Amendment to the Settlement Area Bed and Breakfast Zone (RS-BB) Zone is required in order to run a bed and breakfast. The Zoning By-law also has a number of provisions that have to be met in order to run a bed and breakfast including parking and buffering; a maximum number of guest rooms, being 3 in the Residential Zones; that the residents of the dwelling reside on the property; and, that there be no more than one employee who is not a resident. None of these provisions are proposed to change. However, the requirement of the existing RS-BB Zone, that the minimum lot area must be 750 square meters; and that the property cannot maintain a bed and breakfast and an accessory dwelling unit at the same time, are proposed to be added as a requirement in order to operate and Bed and Breakfast. The subject application concerns all lands zoned residential within the Township of Clearview. There are no associated applications. Your Rights to Appeal: If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Corporation of the Township of Clearview before the by-law is passed, the person or public body: i. is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Township of Clearview Council to the Ontario Municipal Board; and ii. may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so. For More Information: There are several ways to find more information about this application. Visit our website: Contact the Planner assigned to this file: Mara Burton, Director Community Services 705-428-6230 ext. 264

Arena Attendant – Temporary Full-time Clearview Township (Stayner Arena location) is currently seeking a temporary full-time Arena Attendant from March – August with the possibility of small extension Key Accountabilities Reporting to the Supervisor, Parks, Culture and Recreation is responsible to provide operational and maintenance services to Clearview Township’s municipal facilities to ensure that all parks, recreation facilities, municipal buildings and equipment are kept in a high standard of operation effectiveness and efficiency The preferred candidate will possess strong working knowledge building maintenance, operation and repair practices and procedures as well the ability to deal with the public in a courteous and professional manner.

Skills and Experience • Minimum Grade 12 education with 2 years of demonstrated progressive municipal experience or any combination of education and experience • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment. • Personal suitability and satisfactory physical condition. • Knowledge of standard hand and power tools, lawn maintenance equipment and equipment used in facilities maintenance activities and ability to operate such in a safe and effective manner. • Knowledge of safety standards and precautions pertaining to the use of tools and safe work practices. • Ability to understand, read and follow written and oral instructions. • Ability to perform heavy manual labour, including bending, stooping, reaching and lifting heavy objects. • Physical strength and ability sufficient to meet job requirements for extended periods under uncomfortable conditions in all types of weather. • Ability to climb on ladders and to work in confined spaces. • Related training in arena refrigeration process, ice maintenance, pools and parks operations (Class B Refrigeration Certificate, Pool Operator Certificate preferred) • Current certification in Standard First Aid, CPR “C” with AED and WHIMIS and Smart Serve Salary: Salary range offered for this position is $24.18 per hour.

Visit or write to the Community Services Department at the Township of Clearview Administration Centre: Box 200, 217 Gideon St., Stayner ON L0M 1S0 Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Note: The preferred candidate must be willing to provide consent for the Township to conduct a criminal background and vulnerable sector check prior to finalizing an employment offer.

We invite you to comment on this application and to engage in the process with us. If you wish to receive future notices concerning this file, please submit your request in writing to the Planner assigned to this file using the information above. Please be advised that your comment or request to be notified will form part of the public record; your communication and any personal information therein will be made available to the public, unless you expressly request its removal.

Interested candidates are invited to forward their resume and covering letter quoting job # 2018-007 to Human Resources by February 16, 2018 to:

If you have specific accessibility needs and would like another format or other accommodations the Township of Clearview will work to meet your needs. Please contact Human Resources at 705-428-6230 ext. 255. Notice dated: 8 February 2018

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:

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The Creemore Echo • Friday, February 9, 2018 •

Weekend Weather

Spike & Rusty Word Scramble


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Rusty, if we raise a family, what should we call our first child?

Answer on page 11

I have one picked out, Spike. How about L H S E I G? It fits.

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Saturday, February 10 Scattered flurries High -4 Low -9 Wind E 5 km/h POP 40%

Sunday, February 11 Scattered flurries High -4 Low -11 Wind NW 9 km/h POP 60% by Ken Thornton Find this week’s answer on page 11

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February 9, 2018

Find the answer to this week’s Crossword on page 11 46. Played down 47. Indonesian coin 48. Food in a shell 50. Pieces of work 52. Funny anecdote with a punch line 53. Flower with sword-shaped

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Creemore Curling Club standings

The Township of Mulmur invites applications for the position of ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Part-Time Permanent with possibility of Full-Time)

Reporting to the Treasurer, the Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support for all departments. Primary Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Provide customer service by responding to all incoming phone calls as well as greeting and assisting all visitors • Provide administrative support to all departments including data entry, filing, records management and provide secretarial support for various committees • Maintain and update website and social media accounts • All health and safety tasks including inspections and reports • Perform various accounts receivable and payable functions • Order office supplies and coordinate repairs of buildings and equipment The successful applicant must provide clean criminal record check. The salary range for this position is $24.75 - $27.86 per hr (2017 Salary Grid), 7.5 hrs/day. Days may vary each week; overtime as required.  For qualifications and full job description please visit www.mulmur. ca. Please submit cover letter & resume as one PDF document to attention Heather Boston, Treasurer, no later than Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. 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.

Mixed Win-loss Lindsay 3-1 Bell 3-1 Fuller 2-1 McArthur 2-1 Meulendyk 2-2 Crevier 1-1 Cass 1-2 Morby 1-3 Vorstermans 1-3 From the Hack: With two games left in this draw, teams Bell and Lindsay are tied for first. However, this could change as several teams have a game to make up. Stay tuned! Daytime Win-loss-tie Bell 5-2-2 Lambert 5-4-0 McDougall 4-4-1 Martens 4-5-0 Steed 4-4-1 Loranger 3-6-0 From the Hack: The final games for the second session will be played on Monday, Feb. 12. And isn’t it fitting to have the top two teams, Teams Bell and Lambert, playing against each other on the last day, with the winner being crowned champion! Ah the excitement rises! Good curling everyone!

Men Win-loss-tie Ron Coulter 5-0-0 Adam Verstegen 4-1-0 John Millsap 3-1-1 Dave Millsap 3-2-0 Gord Fuller 2-2-1 Russ Flack 1-4-0 Neil Rowbotham 1-4-0 Bill McDougall 0-5-0 From the Hack: The Ron Coulter team continues to lead the pack with the Adam Verstegen team close on his heels. There are two weeks remaining in the mid winter draw and the top four teams are within striking distance of winning the TD Bank trophy.

Big Heart Seniors Afternoon turned out to be a very nice day. We had 25 players out. Just a reminder potluck is on Feb. 15. Lucky draws: Irma Flack x2, Barb Pilon, John VanHoorst. Moon shots: Wilma Zeggil x2, John VanHoorst x2, Barb Pilon, Marcia Cameron, Gerry Long. Wilma gets the travel prize. Card winners: Irma Flack, 303; Carol Tymchuk, 302; Ruth Lougheed, 296; Marcia Cameron, 288. Lucky chair was Peter Gubbels.

Correction Knox Presbyterian Church in Dunedin is marking its 150-year anniversary. The celebration kicks off with a Baked Ham and Scalloped Potato Dinner, including vegetables, coleslaw, dinner roll and dessert, in the church hall on Saturday, March 10, with two sittings,

at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets cost $15 per adult and $7 per child. To make a reservation for a preferred time and for more information, contact Shirley Ferguson at 705-466 -2739, Delsie Metheral at 705-466-2161 or Maxine Ferguson at 705-466-3346. 

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Puppies for sale. Pyrenees mix puppies. $550 each. Beautiful and intelligent dogs. Call or text 705-4415740. retail


Retail space for lease. Central location at 151 Mill Street, Creemore Meat Market building. 1,300 sq. ft. Gas heat & hydro included. Minimum 3-year lease required. $1500 per month. No food production. If interested, call 705-466-3635.

Horses Peace Valley Ranch is looking for 5 more horses and their owners to call the ranch home! Join our small group of horse owners on this crazy journey of horse ownership. 200+ acres of riding trails, an indoor arena, working cattleranch environment, with horsemanship trainers on site. Horses are kept as a large group unless specified, you haven’t seen horses happier and calmer than at Peace Valley! Located just outside of Honeywood. Call us at 519-9256628, visit our website, and/or check us out on Facebook@RawhideAdventures.

job fair Creedan Valley Care Community is having a Job Fair! Wed February 14th, 2018 10am-2pm 143 Mary Street, Creemore Positions available for: RN’s, RPN’S, Activation, Dietary, Housekeeping Please bring your resumes Hope to see you there!


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

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in memoriam

My thanks to everyone for prayers, phone calls, cards, flowers, visits and food brought to the house while I was in hospital and since I came home. Margaret Arnold.

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.

Thanks to NN for the sweet bribery! Creemore Echo

Local Mechanic seeking new clients. Offering convenient pick-up and drop-off service. I will pick up your vehicle from your home or office, drive it back to the shop to be serviced and return it when the repairs are complete. Call now to schedule an appointment at 705-466-9950.

Lougheed – In loving memory of Dorothy Lougheed February 12, 2016. The world may change from year to year And friends from day to day But never will the one we loved From memory fade away. Victor, Marion, Janet, Jennifer, Valerie & families.

rental wanted Long-time local couple seeking small home to rent in May. Clearview, Wasaga, Collingwood areas preferred. Call 705-716-1138 or email dalimon4@

rentals Spacious, newly renovated 2 bedroom apartment in heritage building in downtown Creemore. Non-smoking, cat-friendly building. Utilities included. Please leave a message at 705-466-2544.

fundraisers Teddy Bears Picnic spa gift card fundraiser. Enjoy an aquapath experience and a treatment. All for $130! Limited number available and will only be sold for the month of February to be used at anytime, as they don’t expire. Contact tatianaghaly@

Clothing Drive Fundraiser for Creemore Minor Hockey Assoc. Donations can be dropped off at Creemore Arena until March.

Clothes, jackets, shoes, boots, bedding, towels, fabric, belts, purses, jewellery. In support of The Kidney Foundation of Canada

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 2 people, bar can be arranged. 3 1 up to 150 Quiet Room 9 3 will 1 hold up to 30 people. Call 705-466-2330 to book. Catering 5 8 9 is available for any event.

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ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The purpose of the meeting is to provide notice that the Council for The Corporation of the Township of Clearview will be holding a public meeting under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, C.P. 13 as amended, to inform the public and provide opportunity for public comments on the proposed update to Comprehensive Zoning By-law 06-54 for the Municipality of the Township of Clearview. The Zoning By-law is a statutory document that sets out the specific permitted land uses and development standards that apply to properties in the Township of Clearview. Our Zoning By-law was passed in 2006 and is generally amended each year in order to make sure that it is as accurate and up-to-date as possible. The purpose of the proposed housekeeping amendment seeks to simplify wording and clarify the intent of ambiguous provisions and proposes: General: - Clean up the Interpretation and General Provisions section to make the By-law more concise and defensible. - Combine the encroachments section of the general provisions into one chart to make it more user friendly. - Remove policy provisions that do not belong in a Zoning By-law. Agricultural and Rural Zones: - Allow Rural Zones over 2 hectares to have the same accessory building provisions as the Agricultural Zone. - Reduce the side yard setback for accessory buildings under 10% lot coverage to 1.2 meters. Residential Zones: - Reduce the lot coverage provisions as they are unusually high and not consistent with any of the surrounding municipalities and not consistent with the small town character of Clearview. - Increase the side yard setback where it is 1.1 m to 1.2 m to be consistent with the Building Code that would otherwise require additional fire prevention construction. - Add dwelling unit area minimums, noting accessory dwelling unit area minimums are already in the By-law. - Increase the front yard requirement for townhouses from 6 meters to 8 meters to reduce parking conflicts on these smaller frontages. Commercial and Industrial Zones: - Update the Large Format Commercial zone with permitted uses commonly used in the By-law. - Delete the County Commercial (C6) zone as it is outdated and rezone the two affected properties appropriately. Commercial Transition Zones: - Update the Commercial Transition Zones to permit the mixed use of residential, bed and breakfasts, home occupations and commercial uses with the intent to encourage the retention the existing and heritage dwellings to bookcase the downtowns of Stayner and Creemore versus the demolition of these dwellings in favour of commercial plazas to maintain the small town character of the communities. Definitions: - Clean up the definitions within the By-law by ensuring consistent use of terms. - Add a Short Term Accommodation definition that is consistent with other municipalities. - Updated the definition for commercial self-storage to ensure that this use is located within a building and not a portable storage container to ensure the fair application of development charges and taxation. Miscellaneous - Provide the use of portable moving containers (not shipping containers) for a legitimate moving company on a temporary basis, being no more than 5 days, at a residential location to enable to self packing of persons moving. Site Specific Amendments proposed: - Part of Lot 25, Concession 3, formerly Nottawasaga, from the Recreational Trail (RECT) Zone to the Development (DA) Zone as the RECT zone is being removed from the By-law and this is the only location in the Township where it is used. - 3996 and 4002 County Road 124, formerly Nottawasaga, now in the Township of Clearview, from the Country Commercial (C6) Zone to the Residential Hamlet (RS) Zone as the Country Commercial (C6)

Zone is being removed from the By-law and the RS zone is the zone of the surrounding properties. - 5192 County Road 9, formerly Sunnidale, from the General Commercial (C1) Zone to the Residential Large Lot (RS1) Zone to remove the drafting error and permit the existing dwelling. - west half of 9000 County Road 91, formerly Nottawasaga, from the Institutional (IN) Zone to the Residential Hamlet (RS) Zone to correct the drafting error and bring the whole of the lot into the correct zone. - 2385 Riverside Drive, 2445 Riverside Drive, 2541 Riverside Drive and 2371 Concession 6, formerly Nottawasaga; 7123 36/37 Sideroad, formerly Nottawasaga, and 1836 County Road 7, formerly Sunnidale from the Environmental Protection (EP) Zone to the Rural (RU) Zone to legalize the existing legal non-conforming dwellings and accessory buildings. - 2292 3/4 Side Road, Sunnidale from the Environmental Protection (EP) Zone to the Agricultural (AG) Zone to largely recognize the previous zoning amendment that was not incorporated into Zoning By-law 06-54. - 9593 County Road 10, Sunnidale from the Environmental Protection (EP) Zone to the Rural (RU) Zone, and from the Rural (RU) Zone to the Environmental Protection (EP) Zone to legalize the existing legal non-conforming barns and dwelling and to add the existing woodlot into the EP Zone. The effect of the proposed amendment is to make the By-law more current, easier to understand, consistent and more defensible. The subject application concerns all lands within the Township of Clearview. There are no associated applications. Your Rights to Appeal: If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Corporation of the Township of Clearview before the by-law is passed, the person or public body: i) is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Township of Clearview Council to the Ontario Municipal Board; and ii) may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so. For More Information: There are several ways to find more information about this application. Visit our website: Contact the Planner assigned to this file: Mara Burton, Director Community Services mbur ton@clear 705-428-6230 ext. 264 Visit or write to the Community Services Department at the Township of Clearview Administration Centre: Box 200, 217 Gideon St., Stayner ON L0M 1S0 Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm We invite you to comment on this application and to engage in the process with us. If you wish to receive future notices concerning this file, please submit your request in writing to the Planner assigned to this file using the information above. Please be advised that your comment or request to be notified will form part of the public record; your communication and any personal information therein will be made available to the public, unless you expressly request its removal. If you have specific accessibility needs and would like another format or other accommodations the Township of Clearview will work to meet your needs. Please contact Human Resources at 705-428-6230 ext. 255. Notice dated: 8 February 2018

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