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Friday, February 16, 2018 Vol. 18 No. 7 www.creemore.com News and views in and around Creemore

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Planning Ahead

Hospital project gets planning grant PAGE 3

Chili Weather

Mulmur hosts second chili cook-off PAGE 7

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Alliance development proceeds in phases

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Creemore BIA members Rebecca Brown (from left), Jackie Durnford, Denise Kacarevich and Jacquie Prescott adorned the streets of Creemore with rose petals for Valentine's Day and Family Day weekend.

Crackdown on trespassing at Lavender Falls by Trina Berlo In a continuing effort to dissuade people from trespassing at Lavender Falls, Clearview Township has agreed to create a no-stopping zone in the vicinity. The no-stopping zone is on the north side of Mulmur Nottawasaga

Townlin e fro m C o n ces s io n 10 South Nottawasaga to the Mulmur Melancthon Townline. The passing of the bylaw Feb. 12 brings into effect higher fines ($100, or $75 for early payment), while unpaid tickets count against the renewal of licence plate sticker.

Landowners Allan and Esther Wargon have been trying to deter people from trespassing on their property for decades and have said they have endured a lot of abuse as a result. More recently, a group of neighbours (See “Bylaw” on page 3)

by Trina Berlo Clearview Township has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Alliance Homes that will allow the developer to make a change to how the Creemore subdivision will be built out. Director of community services Mara Burton said the MOU is a roadmap as to how the development is going to proceed. It lays out how the 498-unit development will proceed in four phases: Phase 1a includes, 15 single detached dwellings, a four-plex and a six-plex, for a total of 25 units fronting onto Mary Street. Phase 1b will include a condominium development with some single detached houses. Phase 2 will include a mix of housing and seniors’ apartments while Phases 3 and 4 include a mix of detached houses, condos and townhouses. Pre-servicing for the first phase of the development, which will cover a 93-acre parcel of land at the corner of County Road 9 and Mary Street, began in the fall. Burton said the MOU outlines a change to the phasing plan set out through the OMB process, changing the order in which the units will be constructed. “We think that this revised phasing plan is actually better but we wanted to make sure that CARA was consulted and that everybody was on board,” said Burton. CARA representative Tony Fry told council that the organization has no objections to what Alliance Homes is planning to do. There are no timelines attached to the MOU, but Phases 1a and 1b are (See “CARA” on page 3)

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This Weekend Thursday, February 15 to Sunday, March 4

• 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.

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.

• National Cupcake Day. 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 705-4665946 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 support.ontariospca.ca/goto/alyssarowbotham.

Sunday, February 18

• Church Services on page 5. • Mandy Bridson Fundraiser Syrian Dinner at Duntroon Hall presented by Elephant Thoughts. Tickets available at Elephant Thoughts, Collingwood.

Upcoming Events Wednesday, February 21

• 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. • Stayner Hitmen Lacrosse Association Registration: Stayner Arena, Wednesday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, March 24 at the Creemore Legion – more info www. staynerlacrosse.com.

Thursday, February 22

• Cybergnomes Robotics Team Pasta Supper and Silent Auction at New Lowell Legion from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Meet the 2018 Competition Robot and Team. Enjoy a fabulous meal and participate in the silent auction. Adults $10, children under 12 $5. • TD Canada Trust Public Information Session at Station on the Green at 7 p.m. All welcome to come out, ask questions & get information.

Friday, February 23

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

Saturday, February 24

• GNE Fair Dinner at Centennial United Church, 234 William Street, Stayner. Roast beef dinner complete with delicious dessert followed by speaker, Eric Klein, talking about medical cannabis 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).

Sunday, February 25

• 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. • Georgian Triangle Humane Society’s “Cupcakes, Coffee and Kittens” at 549 Tenth Line, Collingwood, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fundraising judging at 1 p.m. Sale of Cupcakes for Georgian Triangle Humane Society animal care. $0 admission.

Friday, March 2

• World Day of Prayer at Salvation Army Hope Acres Community Church at 10:30 a.m. The South American country, Suriname, is doing the theme “All God’s Creation is Very Good”. Refreshments to follow. 998614 Mulmur Tosorontio Townline, Glencairn.

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Caring for Your Horse and Farm from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Orangeville Library, 1 Mill St., Orangeville from 6 to 9 p.m. This free workshop helps horse lovers reduce their “hoofprint” on the environment. Presented by The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority. To register for the workshop visit www.nvca.on.ca, or contact Shannon Stephens at sstephens@nvca.on.ca or 705-424-1479 ext 239.

• 80th Birthday Come & Go Tea for Monique Mesdag. Drop in from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Huron Meadows Club House, 275 Huron Street (at Christopher Street), Stayner. Best wishes only. • The Avening Hall Chili Bowl Family Games Night from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Avening Hall. Free. Board games for all ages; 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. bowling for ages 4 to 7; 5 to 6:30 p.m. potluck dinner with chili provided by hall board; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. bowling for ages 8 to 14. AGM happens at 7 p.m.; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. bowling for adults. Games provided by Cardboard Castles. • Lamb and Beef Supper at St. John’s United Church from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Adults $17.50. All welcome.

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G&M gets planning grant funds Barrie MPP Ann Hoggarth was in Alliston Monday to announce up to $500,000 in funding from the province for both Collingwood General and Marine Hospital (CGMH) and Stevenson Memorial Hospital, to help plan for the proposed redevelopment and expansion of each hospital. As outlined in MPP Hoggarth’s press release, for CGMH this is the proposed redevelopment of the entire facility to meet the health service needs for residents in the area. CGMH President and CEO, Norah Holder, thanked Hoggarth and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, noting, “We are very grateful to receive this portion of planning grant funding, as we continue along our redevelopment journey, seeking a new facility to meet the needs of a quickly expanding South Georgian

Bay region.” Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson was also present at the event and noted that he is appreciative the provincial government has finally responded to his numerous requests to release planning grant funding for expansion projects in Collingwood and Alliston, but says there still is a lot of work to do. “This is a good start and a positive step. The hospitals in Collingwood and Alliston each have spent more than $1.2 million of their own money on redevelopment planning,” said Wilson. “I appreciate the $500,000 for each hospital announced today, but would like to remind the government there is a long way to go through the five stages of planning, which will cost up to $12 million.” As noted in the press release,

planning grants provide funding for early planning stages only — a planning grant does not mean approval to build. Additionally, a planning grant provides resources for hospitals to work with their Local Health Integration Network and the province to ensure a project is of appropriate scope and scale. The results of planning inform more sustainable, fiscal planning for communities. CGMH began its redevelopment journey approximately three years ago and submitted its Stage 1 submission, Master Plan/Master Program, approximately 18 months ago. “We now look forward to receiving approval of our Stage 1 submission and moving to Stage 2 of the five stage process,” said Holder.

(Continued from page 1) representing about 20 landowners have been supporting the effort to preserve the falls and cut down on the trespassing, mess, noise and confrontation. The municipalities of Clearview and Mulmur, who share the townline, had installed no-parking signs but this next step adds more teeth. Neighbours say people feel entitled despite there being no-parking and no-

trespassing signs and continue to hop the fence to access the falls. They say social media has only served to make the problem worse. Neighbours have been gathering data to make a case for increased policing and ticketing. The community group made a presentation to council on Monday and a presentation to the Clearview Community Policing Committee on Tuesday, hoping to coordinate targeted

enforcement by police and municipal bylaw enforcement, especially at peek times, such as long weekends and prom nights. The goal is that word will get out that there is a no-tolerance policy in place, which will limit, and ultimately eliminate, the amount of trespassing that occurs. The group is also working with Mulmur to see what can be done to toughen the rules on their side.

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Snowmobile club looks to bridge the gap The Blue Mountain Snowdrifters have received council’s blessing to proceed with plans to build a bridge on an unopened road to avoid having to go on private property. Club president Jamie Forsythe pitched the idea to Clearview council members Feb. 12, saying the bridge would ensure access to the B trail, which goes from Tobermory to Ottawa and is considered a top trail for Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC). The trail currently traverses Councillor Kevin Elwood’s property. He admitted that the proposal has come forth because he has been made aware, as a result of a surprise visit from the Ministry of Labour. He was advised that he should not allow public access to a functional aggregate site. (Elwood said although the site isn’t active, it could be in the future). The proposed bridge will allow snowmobilers to cross a creek and will be open to horses, cyclists and whoever else wants to use it in the summer, although it would be gated to deter larger motorized vehicles from crossing. The bridge would be paid for by the local club and the OFSC, who are proceeding with permits through the NVCA.

CARA supports development plan (Continued from page 1) expected to proceed this year, said Burton. The development has been on the books for 15 years and was the subject of an Ontario Municipal Board appeal dating back to 2007. CARA was a party

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Embracing change O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all of us command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, The True North strong and free! From far and wide, O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. God keep our land glorious and free! O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. Such a fuss has been made over two little words in the National Anthem, when really the whole thing is problematic. The lyrics to O Canada are being changed to replace the words, “in all thy sons command” with “in all of us command”, to make in gender neutral. It is understandable that people don’t want to mess with tradition but the song has been tweaked and altered several times over the years. O Canada was officially adopted as the National Anthem in 1980, but the version we sing was written in 1908. The song we all know is riddled with divisive references, not only in relation to gender. It may also strike a nerve with people who don’t believe in God and who feel it is Colonial. It is good to recognize this. No one is saying we should trash the whole anthem but as times change, so does language – especially when done through a legitimate parliamentary process. The demand for gender parity has reached new heights with high-profile women demanding equal pay for equal work and a spotlight having been shone on sexual misconduct in the workplace. It may take time for the new lyrics to stick but there will be a generation that doesn’t know any different. It will be awkward at first, as the old version will inevitably slip off the tongue as they have for decades. We have seen Olympic athletes this week both embrace the change and fumble the words. But the sentiment is there. There is a certain pride in coming from a country that can change the words of its anthem to be more inclusive, now if we can only take that a few steps further to address reconciliation with Indigenous people, that will be real progress. (Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger put forward a private members Bill C-210 received royal assent in Ottawa Feb. 7.) Send your letters to The Creemore Echo, 3 Caroline Street West, Box 1219, Creemore, ON L0M 1G0, email to info@creemore.com or drop them off at the Echo’s Office. Letters must include the sender’s full name. All letters submitted to the Echo are not necessarily published. The Echo reserves the right to edit letters for length and clarity.

Alice VanWalleghem in front of the old Legion in Creemore, now the home of Teddy Bears Picnic daycare, in 1959. Photo submitted by Noel Walleghem.

Effort to protect airport saves lives Editor: It was bittersweet to see the front page photo in last week’s Creemore Echo. Bitter, knowing that emergency services were being called into action locally and provincially to save the lives of those critically injured in last week’s severe motor vehicle accident on Highway 26, north of Stayner. Sweet, seeing the Collingwood Regional Airport utilized as the hub for Ambulance services during transport of the accident victims to lifesaving trauma care centres. Three Ornge air ambulance helicopters transferring patients to two fixed wing air ambulances via the Collingwood Regional Airport. The airport staff supported the crews with flight lines services and aircraft refueling. Almost half of the 12 Ornge air

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ambulance fleet was dispatched to the Collingwood Regional Airport this day. This tragic event saw our community come together for others in need and utilize one of our community’s most important transportation assets, Collingwood Regional Airport. This tragic event goes to prove that the costs and efforts by our community to protect our airport from the operation weather restrictions that would have resulted from the wpd Fairview Wind Turbine Project has saved lives. This time it was a group of visitors, in future it could be any one of us or our loved ones. I hope none of us ever needs an Air Ambulance but it is reassuring to know that we can continue to be airlifted to safety via Collingwood Regional Airport. Kevin Elwood, Councillor Ward 2 Clearview Township.

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Editor: I was driving through Mulmur on my way to Collingwood on Thursday night, anxiously looking for a gas station because I had waited far too long to fill up, since noticing back in Brampton that I was getting low. I stopped at the corner store at the intersection of Highway 17 and Airport Road to ask where the nearest gas station was. My fuel gauge was right on empty. Gulp. A man coming out from the store was approaching his white truck in the parking lot and I asked him where the nearest gas station was. He thought for a while and then said there was one just a few minutes west of there. He said, “Follow me, I’ll lead you there!”  Thank goodness he did, because in the dark and blowing snow, I could not have imagined that there was a gas station within just a few kilometres. When we arrived, he got out of his truck to check on me before driving on to his destination. If I hadn’t been so rattled I would have thought to ask for his name or an e-mail address or something so that I could thank him properly. I am hoping that this story might find its way into your “letters to the editor” so that I can let him know how grateful I am to him for his kindness. There are so many caring, thoughtful people out there and it is always great to run in to one of them when you’re in a jam. Leah Leslie, Rosseau.

Midwinter break, a portrait of a marriage Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty is aptly titled in that it deals with both a holiday and the crisis in a marriage that is well into its late stages. Gerry and Stella Gilmore are on holiday in Amsterdam. Originally from Belfast, but now living in Glasgow, they have been married for almost 50 years. Both are retired and have slipped into the routines of a long established marriage. Outwardly they are a loving couple and appear to have settled into a contented old age. They visit museums, dine together in restaurants and stroll arm-in-arm taking in the sights of the city. There are, however, issues rooted in past events and present behaviour. What at first glance appears to be a solid marriage is slowly revealed as facing major challenges. Stella is a deeply religious person and her faith is an important part of her life. Gerry, however, is dismissive of religion and his open mocking of her faith adds to the tensions between them. Gerry drinks, and it is having an increasingly negative impact on their

The winter blahs have set in. I really dislike winter, other than for two reasons; one, I don’t feel obligated to go out to the garden and pull weeds and two, the cold weather lets me read and read to my heart’s content. I don’t seem to have much time to

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marriage. He thinks that Stella is unaware of how much he consumes until she confronts him, “You think I don’t know how much you drink? Do you not think I have a nose? Or a pair of eyes? You could go on doing it behind backs until you’ve no liver left. And it’s not just the drinking it’s all the deception that goes with it.” At the same time, Stella is undergoing a spiritual crisis. Gerry and Stella left Belfast during the Troubles after she was shot during a sniper attack. She was nine months pregnant when this happened. Both she and the baby survived but the incident has haunted her. At the time of the shooting, as she lay on the pavement bleeding, Stella vowed, “Lord, let my baby live and I will be in your debt for the rest of my life”. Stella believes she has never honoured this vow. In fact, she has come to Amsterdam with the intent of leaving Gerry and joining the Beguines,

a Christian lay religious order. She believes that this will give new meaning to her life and atone for her failure to live up to the vow. The memories of the shooting haunt Gerry as well and it becomes apparent that he is deeply troubled by the shooting and what he almost lost on that day in Belfast. Midwinter Break provides an intimate, detailed account of a relationship in trouble. The dialogue between Stella and Gerry is sharp and rapid fire and MacLaverty is adept at revealing their inner thoughts and motivations and fears at the prospect of starting over after almost 50 years of being together. The novel ends with Gerry and Stella at the airport waiting for the flight to take them back home and the reader is not entirely certain about what they are returning to.

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read in the summer but the Spies, the story of one of howling, blowing snow the bravest woman who makes me tuck into a good has ever worked as a spy; book without so much as a An Address in Amsterdam whisper of guilt. (story of the Nazis first I have always been a coming to Holland); Bad reader, so easy to escape to Rabbi (a collection of another world, a world that stories of Jews behaving Cat FLACK you have created via the badly, true stories from descriptions of the writer. the Yiddish press – before Movies are just never as good as the you get your knickers in a knot, I book because by reading you are have Jewish blood in my veins); 40 creating your own movies in your Years of Murder by Professor Keith head. Simpson (turns out he performed the I am so excited to start working at autopsy on my grandfather in London, the Curiosity House Book Store at a great collection of real murder stories the end of February, just on Sundays. and how DNA and fingerprinting I can’t leave the doc or the plumber I have come along in the art of “whowork for. dunnit”); A Man called Ove, well, just So what do I read? Well, my most because he reminded me of the CEO; favourite author on the planet is and for comedic relief I just finished Agatha Christie, for much more than Fire and Fury (a real head shaker). just her works of fiction. Right now I am reading a book club What a life this woman led. Here are book about an ex-Japanese prisoner a few titles that I have read lately: The of war who goes on a quest to design whole Colin Cotterill series (thanks a garden for her late sister, so far so Basil); 13 Hours in Benghazi (because good. I wanted to know); No Milk Today All this since last fall, there are other (history and decline of the milkman books that I have read too but unless I in Britain); 33 Women in Science write down the names of them I tend Who Changed The World (you’d to forget the titles, I will put that down be surprised at some of the names); to old age. I hope that you all enjoy a The Alice Network (women spies in good read every now and again, a great both wars), which led to Queen of way to get through the winter blahs.

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Habitat for Humanity builds two new homes in Stayner Two financially challenged families will move into brand new homes before the end of 2018. Habitat for Humanity South Georgian Bay – the charity organization that uses volunteers and prospective homeowners to build sale, decent, affordable housing – are constructing 2 new homes in Stayner this summer. “We’re really excited about these two homes in Stayner,” said Joy Fleury, Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity South Georgian Bay. “The challenge for affordable housing in the Georgian Triangle is greater than it ever has been. Property values are soaring, so it’s harder for people earning lower incomes to get a mortgage through a bank. Habitat for Humanity provides an opportunity for lower income families to own their own homes.” The recently announced project, the building of two homes (semi-detached) on Quebec Street, will be using volunteers from the general public. Construction on the homes is slated to begin this spring and are scheduled for completion by the end of the year. “We are currently reaching out to families who have applied for previous builds to update their applications if they want to be considered for this build,” said

sometimes is a helping hand, a way to help themselves so they can build that better life.” “We’re going to have a variety of volunteer opportunities for the public to get involved in – we’ll need lots of volunteers to build with us this summer, but there are lots of ways to help Habitat build affordable houses without wielding a hammer. We always need action-minded individuals to help on our committees. If you have an interest in planning, fundraising, organizing food or volunteers, publicity or a variety of other important tasks, we need you!” Habitat is holding a Community Information Session for the public on Wednesday, March 7 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Stayner Brethren in Christ Church. To learn more about the build, find out how you can be involved or just better understand how Habitat operates, the community is encouraged to come out to hear about the upcoming Stayner build. Light refreshments will be served. For more information on getting involved with Habitat for Humanity, please contact 705-446-9542 or info@habitatgeorgianbay.ca. Families can download an expression of interest from Habitat’s website, habitatgeorgianbay.ca.

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Fleury. “We are also distributing brochures and expressions of interest throughout the region in public locations and through local schools - watch for brochures and applications in your children’s school bag.” To be part of the selection process for this build, applications have to be received by the end of February. Habitat is looking for families in need of affordable housing that have the ability to pay a geared to income mortgage, have lived/worked in South Georgian Bay for at least two years and are willing to partner with habitat through sweat equity by volunteering 500 hours of work in the ReStore and on the construction of the homes. Habitat for Humanity houses are sold to their new owners at a zero interest rate, require no down payment and bases the monthly mortgage installments on 25 per cent of family income. “No matter who we are, we all deserve to have a decent life. We deserve to feel strength and stability day after day. We deserve to know we have the power to take care of ourselves and build our own futures,” said Fleury. “At Habitat, we know that families have the potential to stand on their own. All they really need

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in the Nottawasaga Valley watershed. The watershed covers a large part of Simcoe County and portions of Dufferin and Grey. There is also a Young Conservation Champion category open to individuals age 19 or under. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, on-farm stewardship projects; stream and wetland habitat restoration; tree planting; volunteering in support of the environment;

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outdoor education; land donations and easements; financial contributions in support of environmental projects; and implementing environmental plans and policies. NVCA will present the awards at the annual Evening of Thanks event on April 17. To nominate a Conservation Champion, visit nvca.on.ca or call 705-424-1479. Nominations must be received by Monday, March 19.

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This past Saturday was the Creemore Curling Club’s Ladies Bonspiel. The theme this year was Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and eight teams came to Creemore to play with Judy Hutton’s team from Stayner taking the win (from left: Jean Smart, Judy Hutton and teammates Merle Drew, June O'Grady and Nancy Hardwick). Organizers thank everyone who helped with the bonspiel – those who made food, helped the day of, brought decorations, bartended, or gave guidance. And thanks to all of the teams who entered and made the bonspiel a great day! Thanks to Creemore Village Pharmacy for 30 years of continued support and donations to the Ladies’ Bonspiel.

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The team from Chesley came out victorious at the Cattlemen’s Bonspiel, hosted by the Creemore Curling Club on Feb. 7.

The freezing rain/snow mix certainly didn’t scare away chili makers and tasters at Mulmur’s 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off, Feb. 11. With varieties like venison, vegan, beef and classic chili, there was something to please everyone. Judge Dana McCauley chose a Classic Beef Chili with avocado creme and toasted tortilla chips as the winner of Chef's Choice! Best Table Display went to MulmurMelancthon Fire Department and People’s Choice for Best Chili went to Adam Lloyd. Thank you to all our contestants and guests, it was hard to choose a winner. Follow Mulmur Community Events on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on all our upcoming events.

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Looking for more information about the upcoming branch closure? You’re invited to join our Information Session: Date: Thursday February 22, 2018 Time: 7pm – 8pm Location: Station On The Green 10 Caroline Street East Creemore, Ontario

At the Information Session, we will share information and welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you may have about this relocation to the TD Stayner branch on May 4, 2018. In the meantime, you can get information about the relocation by: • Asking your branch representative or • Contacting TD Canada Trust at 1-800-409-7120. We are committed to making the transition to your new branch as smooth as possible. If you wish to have more information about branch closure requirements, please call the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada at 1-866-461-FCAC (3222). In the meantime, you can get information about the branch closure and relocation by:  Asking your branch representative or  Contacting TD Canada Trust at 1-800-409-7120.


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217 Gideon Street, Stayner, ON L0M 1S0 Telephone: 705 428-6230 | Fax: 705 428-0288 Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

www.clearview.ca

Communications are available in alternative formats upon request.

employment opportunities Arena Attendant – Temporary Full-time The Corporation of the Township of Clearview

Eco Park, Eco Bark and Trails Labourer– Temporary Full-time The Corporation of the Township of Clearview

Clearview Township (Stayner Arena location) is currently seeking a temporary fulltime Arena Attendant from March – August with the possibility of small extension

Clearview Township is currently seeking a temporary full-time Eco Park, Eco Bark and Trail Labourers from May 1 – September 1

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. 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. Interested candidates are invited to forward their resume and covering letter quoting job # 2018-007 to Human Resources by February 16, 2018 to: hr@ clearview.ca. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. The Township of Clearview is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Please visit: www.clearview.ca

Key Accountabilities Reporting to the Supervisor, Parks, Culture and Recreation, the Eco Park, Eco Bark and Trails Labourers are responsible for the maintenance of the Eco Park, Eco Bark and Clearview Trails including all of the facilities that fall within. The preferred candidates will possess strong working knowledge of power and hand tools, push movers, riding lawn movers, whipper / weed snipper, power washers and rotor tillers. They must be a self starter with strong problems solving skills and a pride in good workmanship attitude 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 experience in street scapes, parks and outdoor spaces. • 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 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. • Current WHIMIS training • A valid Ontario Driver’s License, Class “G” with a driving record that demonstrates responsible / safe driving behavior Salary: Salary range offered for this position is $18.21 per hour, plus 4% vacation pay. 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. Interested candidates are invited to forward their resume and covering letter quoting job # 2018-009 to Human Resources by February 28, 2018 to:hr@ clearview.ca We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. The Township of Clearview is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Please visit: www.clearview.ca

Summer Student Opportunities

Tenders/quotes The Township of Clearview will be receiving Tenders/Quotes for:

2018 summer student job opportunities are available with Clearview Township. Details of all jobs and hiring criteria can be viewed at: wwww.clearview.ca under the employment opportunities section. Job #2018–001 Pool Instructors / Life Guards (6 positions) Job #2018–002 Pool Lifeguard – Supervisor Job #2018–003 Student Water / Sewer Operator (Co-Op position) Job #2018–004 Student Roads Workers (4 positions) Job #2018–005 Student Tourism/ Culture Assistants (3 positions) Job #2018–006 Student Planning Assistant All positions are 35-40 hours per week (May to August 2018) All resumes must be received electronically through the Human Resources department, by Friday, February 23, 2018 at: hr@clearview.ca

2018-02 – Pick-up Truck (3) 2018-03 – Hot Mix 2018-04 – Road Grader 2018-05 - Backhoe 2018-06 – Gravel 2018-07 – Maintenance Gravel 2018-08 – Dust Suppressant Tenders for the above will be accepted by the undersigned until: Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm Tenders will be opened: Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 1:15 pm Tender forms are available at the Township Office, 217 Gideon Street, Stayner during business hours.

Please indicate job # in subject line. If applying for more than one position, please indicate order of preference.

Sealed tenders clearly marked with Tender #2017-XX in envelopes and on forms supplied by Clearview Township will be received by the Clearview Public Works Department.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted.

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.

Submit Tenders to: Gerry LeMay General Manager Transportation and Drainage, Township of Clearview Box 200 217 Gideon St. Stayner, ON L0M 1S0 705-428-6230 ext. 230


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SPORTS & Recreation

217 Gideon Street, Stayner, ON L0M 1S0 Telephone: 705 428-6230 | Fax: 705 428-0288 Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Creemore Curling Club standings

www.clearview.ca

Communications are available in alternative formats upon request.

Employment Opportunity Community Maintenance and Beautification Labourer– Temporary Full-time The Corporation of the Township of Clearview Clearview Township is currently seeking a two (2) temporary full-time Community Maintenance and Beautification Labourers from April – October Key Accountabilities Reporting to the Supervisor, Parks, Culture and Recreation, the Community Maintenance and Beautification Labourers are responsible for the maintenance of community property and township beautification projects. The preferred candidates will possess strong working knowledge of power and hand tools, push movers, riding lawn movers, whipper / weed snipper, power washers and street sweeper. They must be a self starter with strong problems solving skills and a pride in good workmanship attitude 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 experience in street scapes, parks and outdoor spaces. • 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 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. • Current certification WHIMIS • A valid Ontario Driver’s License, Class “G” with a driving record that demonstrates responsible / safe driving behavior Salary: Salary range offered for this position is $18.21 per hour, plus 4% vacation pay. 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. Interested candidates are invited to forward their resume and covering letter quoting job # 2018-009 to Human Resources by February 28, 2018 to: hr@ clearview.ca 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).

Ladies Fuller 3-3-0 Steed 4-1-1 Ferguson 1-4-1 Brown 3-3-0 From the Hack: We have had some great curling the past few weeks!! Next week is the Foodland Trophy and the teams battling for first place are Steed vs. Fuller. Daytime Bell 1-0-0 Lambert 1-0-0 McDougall 0-0-1 Steed 0-0-1 Martens 0-1-0 Loranger 0-1-0 From the Hack: In a close and exciting game on Monday, Team Bell managed a win over Team Lambert to secure the position as champions of the winter session. The start of the last session was on Wednesday with Teams Bell and Lambert continuing their winning ways over Teams Martens and Loranger. Good curling everyone!

Big Heart Seniors Feb. 8 Not a big turnout. Hope to see all back soon. We had seven birthdays for January and February. Draws Roy Veinot, Barb Pilon, Bob McNicol, Ray Leighton.    Moon shots: Phyllis Seed, June Hartley, Roy Veinot gets the travel prize.    Scores: John Van Voorst, 294; Peter Gubbels, 271; Roy Veinot, 269; Ron Laing, 266. Low: Alma Seifert, 160. No lucky chair.

“Men with Brooms” travel to Quebec City The 105th year of the Quebec International Bonspiel was held in Quebec City from Jan. 28-31. Representing Creemore were Paul Crevier, Gordon Fuller, Howard Walker, Matthew Fuller, Nathan Fuller and Bill Neelin. The team had a record of four wins and two losses with the final result as runners up in the Consulab Cup, which is in the Grand Aggregate event. Notable recognitions this year were, Paul Crevier, 30 years, and Howard Walker, 15 years attendance. Team member Jamie Brown of Stayner was unable to attend as his father, Neil Brown (coach), was ill and passed away on Jan. 31. In Neilʼs memory, the Ontario Cup was co-sponsored by the Brown family and Creemore Springs Brewery, which was presented by Matthew Fuller to the winners from Regina, Saskatchewan. We wish to thank Creemore Springs Brewery for their continued support to the Quebec International Bonspiel and to team Creemore.

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Please visit: www.clearview.ca

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Jeff Williams • 466-5741

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

Safety’s & Fuel Injection

218 Main St. Stayner

Bus. (705) 428-3393 ~ Res. (705) 466-2343

Garry Stamp, Owner/Operator

CREWSON INSURANCE BROKERS

1-(800) 392-1151

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DAVE NORTH 705-718-7370

110 Adeline St., Shelburne 1423 Mosley St., Wasage Beach

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

ROSEMONT

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Serving Hockley to Creemore Licensed and Trusted Since 2002 ECRA/ESA Licence #7002079

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Machine Shop Facility • Custom Steel Fabrication & repairs • Decorative Iron Railing, Fences & Gates 8:00a.m. to 4:30 p.m.-Monday to Friday Book ahead for Saturday Service Don Brearey or Gloria Howie

705-466-2149

General Practise of Law

T. NASH

PLUMBING Servicing Creemore and surrounding area

(705) 466-5807 Licensed and insured

Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution John L. Ferris

www.ferrislaw.ca

Megan L. Celhoffer

190 Mill Street T 705-466-3888

Host Your Party

Rates starting at $30/hour Event pricing available sara@creemore.com • 705.466.9906

Iron Butterfly

Custom Iron Work Specializing in gates Charcoal BBQs & Fire Pits Design • Welding • Refinishing Tyler Kueper

ironbutterfly.ca 705-791-5478

PLACE YOUR AD HERE CALL 705-466-9906


Echo Classifieds

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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.

call 705-466-9906, fax 705-466-9908, email info@creemore.com,$17 + hst for 25 words or less

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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.

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 www.rawhideadventures.on.ca, and/or check us out on Facebook@RawhideAdventures.

80th Birthday Come & Go Tea for Monique Mesdag on Saturday, March 3. Drop in from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Huron Meadows Club House, 275 Huron Street (at Christopher Street), Stayner. Best wishes only.

Professional Carpenter available. Licenced & experienced. Specializing in minor renovations & finished carpentry. Phone 705-644-0000 or email buildingdreams@vianet.ca. Do you need a caring, reliable House Sitter for your home, dog or cat? I am able to stay in your home for weekly or monthly stays. Go away on your travels knowing your house and or pets will be well cared for with love. Call 705-441-1836.

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rental wanted Long-time local couple seeking small home to rent year-round beginning in May. Clearview, Wasaga, Collingwood areas preferred. Please call or text 705-7161138 or email dalimon4@rogers.com

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Hay for sale. 4 x 5 round bales. Call 705-466-2031.

Fish 'n Chips Fridays at Affairs Bakery begin on Friday, February 9. Dine in or Take-out from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Beer-battered Halibut, freshly cut fries and homemade coleslaw. $16.95. 705-466-5621.

Looking for a one-bedroom apartment in Creemore for March 30. Must be pet friendly. Call cell number 249-359-8933.

It pays to advertise in The Creemore Echo Classifieds! Contact us by Tuesday at 5 p.m. to place your ad in that Friday`s edition. at 705-466-9906 or info@creemore.com. $17 plus hst for 25 words or less.

fundraisers

Everyone reads the Classifieds!

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@ hotmail.com.

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

auctions Bob Severn Auction Register Ph: 519-925-2091

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info@creemore.com • (705) 466-9906

The Creemore Curling Club would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the Cattlemen’s Bonspiel on February 7: Aldcorn Bros. Collwest Creemore Springs Brewery Creemore Vet Services Elanco Greenview Graphics Holmes Agro Huron Tractor Johnson Livestock Trucking Lewis Motors Merck David & John Millsap Stayner Meat Packers Stayner Rental Steer Enterprises Stephens Fuels Syngenta Congratulations to the winning team from Chesley

THIS SPRING AT AVENING HALL

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217 Gideon Street, Stayner, ON L0M 1S0 Telephone: 705 428-6230 | Fax: 705 428-0288 Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

www.clearview.ca

Communications are available in alternative formats upon request.

ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING 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.

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:

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: www.ClearviewPlanning.ca Contact the Planner assigned to this file: Mara Burton, Director Community Services mbur ton@clear view.ca 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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