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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Vol. 09 No. 15


by Brad Holden and Rebekah Wilson After a March with record-low snowfalls, the white stuff returned with a vengeance Monday morning, erasing memories of the nice spring weekend that had just ended. While NCPS students were rejoicing with their first no-bus day of the winter, Jackie Durnford (left) was struggling to get this car moving on a street that still hadn’t been plowed at noon. Township deputy director of public works Steve Sage said the delay in plowing was due mostly to the fact that several of his drivers were on holidays. The treacherous weather played a part as well. Huronia West OPP reported several cars in ditches, four accidents and no injuries. Thankfully, it seems spring will return this weekend.

A Busy 2009 for Tree Committee by Brad Holden The Creemore Tree Committee is heading into its 19th year of operations and has plans to be busier than ever. And with two longtime members facing surgery in the coming months, the call is out for new members and volunteers. And money, of course. The committee’s annual Two-Day Giant Silent Auction will take place on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19 at the 10th annual Get Growing Creemore Garden & Home Show, held as always at the Creemore Arena. It’s hoped the event will raise between $2,500 and $3,000, money which will go towards one of two big projects the Tree Committee has planned for this year. The most high-profile project, of course, will be the replanting of trees on Mill Street. Members of the Tree Committee and its two consulting arborists, Cathy Bentley and Kevin Elwood, met with Clearview Township public works director Richard Spraggs for a walkabout tour on Friday, and a final planting plan is due sometime next week. “It’s going to be a challenge,” said Tree Committee chair Diane McKay, listing the numerous obstacles – services, streetlights, wires, waste cans, etc. – on the space-challenged street. The solution, she said, will likely involve small groupings of ornamental trees – trees that won’t grow too tall or wide but will provide the street with a variety of blossoms and leaf colours throughout

the growing season. One example is the Ornamental Pear, a sterile tree that won’t produce fruit but will have a beautiful blossom in the spring. In total, the Committee plans to ensure that 20 smaller trees will be planted in place of the 16 Norway Maples that were removed last fall after growing too large for the street. They also plan to pay for wroughtiron enclosures to protect trunks from damage. To do this, they’ll use $10,000 of money raised from the community and $5,000 acquired through a TD Canada Trust downtown beautification grant. While the trees would thrive best if they were planted in the fall, the Township and the Tree Committee have decided to plant them in May, just before the street is to be paved, provided they receive assurance from the Creemore BIA that the new trees will be watered and cared for throughout the summer. The second project, the one that funds raised at the auction will support, will see a row of 20 shade trees planted between the new Creemore Fire Hall and the Nottawasaga & Creemore Public School senior site. Several of these trees will be sugar maples, a good thing as the Committee is “always excited to reintroduce sugar maples to the village,” said McKay. These plantings will take place in July, with the help of Cadets from the Blackdown Training Centre at Base Borden. (See “Tree” on page 12)

Echo Briefs Toy Store Tin Soldiers Stolen In the early morning hours of Friday, April 3, unknown individuals stole two six-foot-high tin soldiers from in front of Cardboard Castles on Mill Street. The tin soldiers are further described as having red jackets with green sleeves and holding golden trumpets. It is believed that due to the weight and size of the statues, more than one individual was involved and a motor vehicle was used to commit this crime. If you have any information about the whereabouts of the soldiers, contact the Huronia West OPP at (705) 429-3575, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1800-222-8477), or submit your information online at Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, so you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Easter in Creemore Easter always heralds the start of warmer weather, and the annual Easter Farmers’ Market adds to the feeling that summer’s around the corner. Visit the market at Station on the Green from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday, April 11. For a listing of Easter church services, see page 9. The Echo office will be closed from 5 pm on Thursday until 9 am on Tuesday. Have a great Easter weekend!

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Editorial April Blizzards

Coming after a month of early spring, this week’s snow felt a bit like a sucker punch. But it’s not the first time we’ve been hit with a blizzard in April. Everyone here at the Echo has memories of a bad one in about 1978. Georgi remembers Highway 24, as it was called in those days, being covered in so much snow it couldn’t be plowed for days. Sara, who lived on Broadview Avenue in Toronto, remembers being upset because she couldn’t get to school on the day her class’s two bunny rabbits were supposed to be married. Brad, in Orangeville at the time, remembers the windows covered with snow, the power out for a day or two and the neighbours over to share the heat from the fireplace. The thing is, when you type “April Blizzard 1978” into Google, you get a whole lot of nothing. Anyone else care to share their memories of this storm?

Opinion & Feedback Dear Editor: As many of your readers may already know the sixfoot toy soldiers that flanked either side of our store went missing last Thursday night! The soldiers were tethered with thick aircraft cable and bolted to the building. More than to discourage theft, this was intended to ensure that they would not fall and endanger any wee ones that wanted to take a close inspection, as was often the case. It would have taken at least two individuals with tools and a vehicle to remove the soldiers, as they were extremely heavy. We are very disappointed that any grown individuals would go to this much trouble to essentially steal a child’s eye candy! These soldiers were expensive, but more than that, they had become a part of our store’s spirit and Creemore’s streetscape. In fact, when we decided that we might retire the soldiers for the warmer seasons, we were met with immediate resistance from our friends, neighbours and customers, who had become attached to our toy guardians. We ask that if anyone may have seen or heard anything to please contact us. We are hoping that the soldiers will reappear, and have maybe just taken a short vacation from their posts! To the culprits involved, please return our friends and restore our faith in this community. Laurie Copeland, Corey and Sadie Finkelstein Creemore Echo 3 Caroline St. W., Box 1219 Creemore, ON L0M 1G0 (705) 466-9906 Fax: (705) 466-9908 2009 WINNER Email: Publication Agreement # 40024973 Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to the above address


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Dear Editor: I must question how you could run an advertisement without naming those sponsoring it? Such a ‘political’ ad demands as much. How do we know it does not come from someone uninterested in wind farms but just in partisan attacks against the Premier? Perhaps you could explain this decision in an uncoming editorial? Sincerely, Byron Montgomery, Creemore Ed. Note: We can assure you, the “Two Concerned Citizens” who purchased last week’s advocacy ad regarding wind turbines on the Niagara Escarpment are living, breathing citizens concerned with that very subject. That said, the writer has caused us to ponder whether we need to review our advertising policy. If and when we make any changes, we’ll let you know. Letter to the Editor: The Echo owes John Crispo an apology for the calumny in its editorial last week that he was not telling the truth when he said Denmark is reconsidering its commitment to wind turbines. He was telling the truth, as a New York Times article in March 2007 makes clear. “The building of wind turbines has virtually ground to a halt since subsidies were cut back.” “Of the thousands of megawatts of wind power added last year around the world, only 8 megawatts were installed in Denmark.” “If higher subsidies had been maintained, Denmark could now be generating close to one-third – rather than onefifth – of its electricity from windmills.” “Reducing the subsidies had been necessary because some turbine operators were overcompensated under the previous system.” A lot of reconsidering has been going on for years now. It is most unfair to falsely accuse John Crispo of not telling the truth, most especially at this point in his life and service to Clearview Township and the electors of Ward 3. During that service he has always told the truth as he sees it – straight from the heart. Art McIlwain, Dunedin Ed. Note: The Echo in no way intended to commit a “calumny” (a false and malicious statement designed to injure the reputation of someone or something – we had to look it up too) and does not see last week’s editorial as anything of the sort. We merely stated that, during an admittedly short survey of the Internet, we found nothing to back up the claims that Denmark has turned away from wind power. To that sentence we should have added the word “recent.” What we found, among other things, was a February 2009 Time Magazine article that talked of higher-ups within Denmark’s current conservative government having regrets about the developments referenced in the two-year-old New York Times article that the writer speaks of. We also read of the same government’s January 2009 commitment to ramp up its wind power program to the extent of 400-450 new turbines over the next two years. Both of these articles can be found by typing “Denmark” and “Wind Power” into Google. A quick read of last week’s editorial will show that, rather than “accusing” Councillor John Crispo of anything, we were actually inviting him, and others, to have further discourse on the subject. We respect his expertise in economics and do not claim to be anywhere near his equal on the subject. We merely believe, and continue to believe, that measuring the costs of renewable energy using the cost of fossil fuels as a benchmark is a mistake that negatively affects future generations. Dear Editor: It isn’t easy being green, especially when it involves large corporations’ interests, local officials, provincial and federal governments and the apparent illusion of promised jobs. Shouldn’t we ask where the turbines are made? Where is the steel coming from and where are the towers being made? Are our tax dollars being spent wisely? I say we stick with the economics professor’s view until someone gives us a budget and not a view of “it will work out in the long run.” Jack McDowell, Glen Huron


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Saturday, April 11

Cloudy periods High 4 Low –3 Wind 25 km/h NW POP 10%

Sunday, April 12

Mainly sunny High 6 Low –5 Wind 15 km/h NW POP 20%

Monday, April 13 Sunny High 9 Low –3 Wind 5 km/h E POP 0%

Discover Mansfield Contact us to try us out for a day! (705) 435-3838 (800) 461-1212 Mansfield, Ontario Dear Editor: We all seem to recognize that the debate about wind turbines falls into two categories: Location, dealing with environmental issues, and proximity, dealing with any health issues. It is upon the latter that I offer two points based on past concerns, one from decades ago and one very recent. Many of the older generation will remember the scare about microwave cooking in the home when they first appeared on the market. The media stated that microwaves could make men impotent and pregnant women would have to be careful when in proximity to the microwave cooker when switched on. They suggested that as a precautionary measure it would be better for both sexes, after switching the microwave on, to leave the room and put a wall between themselves and the microwave (similar to X-Ray technicians in hospitals leaving the room when attending a patient) and certainly not leave children in close proximity to an active microwave. Manufactures denied any health hazards from their machines. The recent scare about cell phones causing mental trauma seems to have died away for now. The last I heard was a medical item on CNN stating that there does not appear to be any immediate concern, “but as they are so new it may take a few years for any evidence to appear.” We could not be in a closer proximity than a cellphone pressed onto the ear and only about one inch from the brain. If we are really concerned, perhaps we should take precaution and certainly not give them to our children who always seem to be more at risk than adults. But what do we do? We continue to use cellphones and wait a few decades for the cellphone opponents to say ‘we told you so,’ or wait and let it drift into a forgotten row like the microwave debate, where nothing more is heard. We all do our best given the circumstances and problems of the day. Reason is our only measure. Raymond Jackson, Creemore Ed. Note: To the person who dropped off the letter asking “who is feeding our men,” please be advised that we do not print anonymous Letters to the Editor. Your letter was a good one, though... if you’d like to provide us with a name, we’ll print it next week.

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Community Calendar This Weekend Thursday, April 9 to Sunday, April 12 • Easter Church Services. See page 9. Friday, April 10 • Fish & Chips at Affairs Cafe & Bakery from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm & 5 to 7 pm. Dine in or take out. Each Friday through the Lenten Season.

Saturday, April 11 • Creemore Farmers’ Easter Market at Station on the Green from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. • Creemore Tennis Club Registration today at the Creemore Farmers’ Market at Station on the Green. • Easter Bunny Brunch Buffet at Silver Brooke

Golf Club. Reservations needed. See ad page 9. • Monthly Story Hour at Curiosity House Books from 10:30 to 11:15 am. Children from 18 months to 6 years welcome. Listen to a story & do an Easter craft. Call (705) 466-3400 for more details. Sunday, April 12 • Easter Sunday Church Services. See page 9.

Upcoming Events Monday, April 13 • Easter Monday. Creemore Echo will be closed today. Tuesday, April 14 • Stayner Brethren in Christ Church Movie Night showing “Fireproof” at 7 pm. Free admission. Come and learn how to “Fireproof” your marriage. 1152 Conc 6 N. For more info, check out • Catholic Women’s League presentation on Depression by Michelle Bergin, Catholic Family Services Simcoe County at Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church, 131 Centre Street, Angus from 7 to 8:15 pm. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. • Creemore Tree Committee Meeting at Creemore Library at 7 pm. All are welcome. Wednesday, April 15 • Broadcaster Rick Phillips explores “The Great Conductors” at Grace Tipling Hall, Shelburne from 10 am to noon. Presented by Dufferin Arts Council. Tickets are $20 per lecture available at Curiosity House. • Creemore Horticultural Society Meeting at St. Luke’s Anglican Church Hall, 22 Caroline St. W., at 7:30 pm presents “New and Nearly New Exciting Annuals”. Katie Dawson of Cut & Dried Flower Farm will bring exciting new and nearly new annuals and will demonstrate how to plant them in a container. There will also be a brief discussion on organic vegetable growing. All are welcome. Please join us, it will be a most rewarding experience. Friday, April 17 • Creemore Curling Banquet & Awards Night at Station on the Green. Social hour from 6 to 7 pm. Roast beef dinner at 7 pm. $20 tickets available at Creemore Echo. • Follies from Versailles, Arcadia Ensemble directed by Kevin Mallon featuring MarieNathalie Lacoursiere at Novalis Hall, 7841 4 th Line, Angus. Tickets $25 including refreshments. Reservations contact 722-5408 or Sponsored by Natura Medical Arts Centre. Saturday, April 18 • Georgian Bay Animal Rescue´s Spring Yard & Treasure Sale from 8 am to 4 pm at Nottawa Community Hall, Nottawa. Drop off donations on Friday, April 17 from 10 am to 8 pm at Hall. Check website for details: www. All proceeds to benefit Georgian Triangle’s needy animals. • Mom to Mom Sale at Station on the Green from 8:30 am to noon. Re-use & recycle your children’s clothing & toys. Call Marcy to book a table at 466-3690. Single $15, double $25. • Know-It-All Ball at Duntroon Community Hall, 9025 Cty Rd 91. An evening of trivia &

fun. Bar opens at 6 pm, questions commence at 7 pm. Prizes, contests, “Rocket Round”, 50/50 Draw, Silent Auction. Tickets are $5 per person, 8 people per table maximum but individuals & tables less than 8 are welcome. Bring your own snacks. For info & booking call Deb at (705) 445-7681. Donations to Silent Auction graciously appeciated. • Engagement Party for Cindy Moore & Stephen Berry MacIntosh at Station on the Green from 8 pm to 1 am. Tickets available at door. Saturday, April 18 & Sunday, April 19 • Get Growing 10th Annual Creemore Garden & Home Show at Creemore Arena. Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. 80+ exhibitors. Live seminar presentations. • Giant 2 Day Indoor Silent Auction hosted by Creemore Tree Committee at Creemore Home & Garden Show at Creemore Arena. Bidding from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday & from 10 am to 3:30 pm on Sunday. Proceeds to support the planting of a row of shade trees at the Creemore Fire Station. For more details or to donate call Diane at (705) 466-3126 or Cathy at (705) 466-2966. Sunday, April 19 • CLEAN’s (Clearview Eco Action Network) Mini Eco Fair & Forum at Station on the Green from 1 to 4 pm. Wind Turbine Forum Presentation from 2 to 3:30 pm. Monday, April 20 • Celebration Of Life Memorial Service at Collingwood General & Marine Hospital 459 Hume Street, Collingwood at 7:30 pm in the Hospital Dining Room (lower level). Join us for a non-denominational service for caregivers, family & friends to celebrate the life of people who have passed on. Kindly RSVP Anne Anstey at 445-2550 Ext 8201. Hosted by the G&M’s Pastoral Care Committee, sponsored by the G&M Hospital Foundation. Tuesday, April 21 • You are invited to join us at Creemore Legion at 7 pm for a discussion on Alzheimers and Diabetes with Stan Freedman. He will explain and then answer your questions on both subjects. At some point in our lives we will all be touched with one or the other of these illnesses. Everyone is welcome to attend. Coffee & tea will be provided. Sponsored by the Creemore Ladies Auxiliary. Thursday, April 23 • Canadian Blood Services Blood Donor Clinic from 3 to 7 pm at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Stayner. Call 1-888-236-6283 to book your appointment or for eligibility information. Friday, April 24 • Dufferin Circle of Storytellers presents an evening of Storytelling in the Church & live music by Gary Corlett and his saxophone in Corbetton Church at

Dufferin County Museum & Archives at 7 pm. Refreshments follow in the Museum. $10 per ticket available at Curiosity House. Dufferin County Museum and Archives, Hwy 89 & Airport Rd. Information or ticket reservations 705-435-1881 or 1-877-941-7787. Saturday, April 25 • Annual Fisherman’s Breakfast and Bake Sale at Dunedin Village Hall from 7 to 11 am. Come & enjoy a traditional breakfast & buy a tasty treat at our famous bake sale. This event is a fundraiser for the hall. • Fish Fry at Centennial United Church, Stayner from 4:30 to 7 pm. Delicious fish fillets are cooked right at the church by Tom Howell. Entertainment while you wait. Adults $12.50, children 6 to 12 $6, under 6 free. Everyone welcome. Wednesday, April 29 • Teddy Bears Picnic Daycare’s 2nd Annual Spaghetti Supper. 5 pm & 6 pm seatings. Adults $10, children $5. Call 466-2241 to reserve your seat for this fundraiser. Thursday, April 30 • Dr. James Orbinski, Humanitarian Activist, speaks on “Equity & Global Health” at Craigleith Ski Club at 7 pm. Tickets $10 at Crow’s Nest, Collingwood until April 16. Presented by Georgian Triangle Lifelong Learning Institute Saturday, May 2 • Creemore Skating Club’s 4th Annual Scrap Metal Pick-Up Fundraiser from 8 am to noon. Scrap metal donations are most appreciated. Please have scrap out at the curb by 8 am. Volunteers are needed to help with pick-up. Please meet in the arena parking lot at 8 am with trucks ready! For out of town limit pick-ups, please contact Lynn Gowan at 466-2995 Saturday, May 16 • Teddy Bears Picnic Daycare’s Giant Garage & Gently-used Toy Sale at Station on the Green from 8 am to noon. Also serving breakfast. To make donations, please drop off at 6 Elizabeth Street East or call 466-2241 to arrange for a pickup (ask for Connie or Shannon). Saturday, May 30 • Collingwood Music Festival welcomes professor and author Thomas Homer-Dixon to Collingwood at the launch of his new book, Carbon Shift: How the Twin Crises of Oil Depletion and Climate Change Will Define the Future. This author of award-winning works such as The Ingenuity Gap and The Upside of Down, will clarify for us the biggest issue facing humanity: climate change. 7:30 pm. Tickets available at Curiosity House Books and www.


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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Creemore Big Heart Seniors SENIORS

There were about 57 of us announcing that she is going out today, and we were glad to try a moon shot. Jean to see Jim Rigney and Marg always says she is “Going and Jim Ferguson back from to the mountain.” Well, Florida and Arizona. Having I don’t know where that everyone return from the saying came from, but this south is as sure a sign of spring is a good month for it as, in Sylvia as the robins returning. Years April of 1968 Martin Luther GALE ago, Avening had its own King gave his “I have been early warning sign(s). When to the mountaintop” speech we heard that one, two or three of the asking for unity and non-violent protest. Trott boys had fallen into a ditch full Maybe this motivated Jean to “Go to the of water, the open river, a partially icemountain.” (And we sure will try to keep filled river or some combination of the things unified and non-violent, Jean.) But above, that was our for-sure-certain sign whatever the motivation, Jean is pretty of spring. And amazingly, they all lived good at clicking on moon shots. through it! High scorers were Bert Douglas with I put forth the proposal that we donate a very nice 354, Jean Olmstead 297, $250 towards the Creemore Canada/ Dave Smith 290 and Jack Heslip 265. Dominion Day fireworks or parade/ Low was Mercedes Veinot with 85. The festivities expenses. This way everyone hidden score was 269 and did not go, so can consider it and discuss it before next week it will be worth $6. it is brought up for a vote on the third Tickets for the Mad River Duck Race Thursday of the month. Then, after are available at the Legion, the Echo some cute jokes by Edith, the 50/50 or from some Legion members – for draws went to Ray Leighton, Ruby instance, Dave Smith has some for sale. McGoogan, Joan Monaghan, Bert These tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5, and Douglas, Ted Underhill, Edith and/or the number on the ticket is the number Bob Veale, Irma Workman and Gayle on a rubber duck. On Saturday, June 27, Gordon. these ducks will be dumped into the river Moon shots were played by Irma at the bridge out by Websterville, and the Workman, Ron Hartley, Dave Smith first duck to make it downriver to the (2), Barb Pilon, Roy Veinot, Jack south end of Creemore wins $300. Quite Heslip, Effie Taylor, Jim Murray, a nice return on a toonie, and the proceeds Marg Ferguson and Ray Leighton. Ray are for the fireworks on July 1st. won the travelling prize, and Dave took The Veales’ grandgirl, Sara Bowie, the Sidewinder’s dollars. returned from a jaunt to Australia not too Jean Carmichael has a unique way of long ago, and now she has a job teaching

away recently. Ching and Armintha were English – in South Korea, no less! I really longtime residents and great neighbours think we are going to have to round up that lived at Sucker Hill in Glencairn. our grandkids and nail one foot to the They had one daughter, Norma, who floor on all of them. That way we have married Gord Dogger of Turner Valley, a hope of keeping tabs on them. And not Alberta. We understand that Armintha just our kids – sister Pat has a grandgirl will be returned to the Thomas Funeral or two in Thailand right now. Anyway, Home in Alliston for burial. Sara, have a great year. See everything, I would also like to mention that word enjoy the exotic East and have lots of fun. came back to me that a meat and cheese Just come back safe! deli tray that I had ordered for a function There was a steady stream of people from Creemore Foodland was filled with coming and going at the birthday party a varied and abundant choice of meat for the Echo, and at times it got quite and cheese, all artistically arranged. So crowded in there. When I first went in, thanks to the folks at Foodland for filling there was Brad Holden with a beautiful my order so well, as I had just paid for it baby girl in his arms. My first thought and left the rest up to the gals there. They was to blurt out “Oh my God – you’ve did a great job. really done it this time, Brad. You’ve Now comes the time when I have kidnapped a baby!” Because he didn’t to say “Oops – sorry about that!” and look as if he was going to give that wee apologize for marrying the wrong girl one up to anybody. Turns out it was his to the wrong guy in my reminiscing in niece – his sister Sara’s ten-month-old last week’s column. Lois Priddle was baby who he doesn’t get to see too often from Creemore, and her dad did own as they live in Thunder Bay. And I don’t the grocery store on the north side of blame him for hanging on to her – I’d Caroline Street, just about opposite have loved to kidnap her myself. Michele the Echo office. She did marry a chap McKenzie, the “other woman” around from Collingwood, but it was Charlie town who doesn’t wear socks, came in Shapcott that was the groom. My thanks while we were at the Echo, but I didn’t to all of you folks with better memories recognize her in time to say “Hi.” All in than mine, and the integrity to give me all, it was a very nice party to send the a call so that I can tell it like it really is. Echo off on its ninth year. Besides which, as it turned out it was We were sorry to hear that Ruby good for my ego. Now I know there Klinck had surgery recently and was are at least 11 people who read this quite ill – so here’s hoping you are soon column! feeling much better, Ruby. On behalf of the Big Heart Seniors, Sorry to have to mention that Armintha, 10:36:24 AM a wonderful Easter. Mrs. Milford (Ching) Morby, passed 4/8/09have

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Say hi to our new intern Car collides with creamery This news item appeared place to confine an animal, in the December 23, 1926 let alone a human being, a issue of the Creemore fire was started in the crude Star. The creamery may box stove, which the corridor be identified in 2009 as afforded, and the detachment the Mad River Pottery at of special constables were the corner of Edward and honourably discharged, Helen Mill. leaving the prisoners the BLACKBURN “A scene was suddenly access to the corridor and the created on Main Street stove. Half an hour later some Monday evening when a large touring curious boys who were hovering around car, which intended on making the turn the gaol were startled to see the old towards Avening, skidded on the ice heating stove coming through a pane in and the driver, whose name we were a cell window broken in about a hundred unable to secure, lost control with the pieces, followed by pieces of burnt wood, result that the car shot under the balcony ashes, fire smoke, etc. It is said that an of the creamery, which is supported obstructed chimney had caused the stove by two pillars. Both front wheels were to smoke so badly that the prisoners had broken off the car, but none of the to dispose of the accessory after the fact occupants were hurt. How the car went to avoid suffocation. between the pillars and the brick front “Chief Wilson was soon on the scene wall of the creamery seems a mystery with the prisoners’ supper and after as measurements show that it would considerable delay succeeded in setting take an expert driving carefully to up another stove and making things accomplish it. as comfortable as the filthy place and “Following the accident several circumstances would permit. score of citizens gathered at the scene “Tuesday morning the two drunks of the wrecked car and found to their were up before P.M. Hogg, charged with amazement that at least one of the being intoxicated in a public place and occupants were under the influence of also for driving while under the influence liquor. Chief Wilson placed the two of liquor. As it was not brought out who men under arrest and with the aid of was the driver of the five occupants of some assistants had the pair removed the wrecked car, the latter charge was to the village lock-up, commandeering not pursued. Leonard Agar’s flat rack as a patrol “The prisoners were fined $25 and wagon. $10 respectively, together with costs “On arrival at the lock-up, which to amounting to something over $60, and put it mildly, is anything but a humane made a hasty exit from the village.”


For the next two months, the Echo is pleased to welcome Sheridan College Journalism intern Rebekah (Bekki) Wilson to our team. Here, in her own words, is an introduction to Creemore’s newest newsgatherer. I grew up in Markdale, a friendly community much like Creemore. I was always telling stories and curious to know what was going on in the world around me. In fact, you could say I was born with journalism in my blood. When I was eight years old, my dad would occasionally take me to work with him at the Dundalk Herald. I got to see how the pages and ads were created and pasted together, how the photos were developed, and how the paper was printed. This inspired me to start my own projects at home, creating family newsletters, taking pictures, and when technology allowed, building and designing websites. I went to high school in Flesherton at Grey Highlands Secondary School where I spent most of my time enjoying literature and creative writing courses. After I graduated in 2006, I spent a year working as a portrait photographer in Calgary, Alberta before returning to Ontario to study print journalism at Sheridan College in Oakville.

Bekki Wilson When I got to Sheridan I realized how different the newspaper business had become. Everything was done on computers and the results were instant. I grew an appreciation for the effortless teamwork we had created in our student newsroom setting. We all took turns writing, editing, taking photos, laying out pages, and redesigning our two school publications, the Sheridan Sun and Sheridan Sun Online. Having just finished my two years at Sheridan, I am thrilled to make the first steps toward my new career. I am honoured to have the chance to use my skills and learn more about the business during my time as an intern at the Creemore Echo. I also look forward to getting to know more about the community and I hope to see you all around town.

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What to do about whiplash HEALTH MATTERS

While most of us are arms or shoulders, or more particularly careful with severely with neurological walking and driving in complications, fracture or winter conditions, wet dislocation (Grades III & spring weather can also IV). Some people will feel bring a decrease in traction fine after an accident, but both underfoot and on wake up the next day with the roads. Unfortunately, symptoms, while others Dr.Neil Patrick this leads to an increase may take weeks or even in both slip-and-falls as months for the full extent well as motor vehicle accidents, of the injury to become evident. Most both of which are common causes of symptoms of Grades I and II whiplash whiplash. start within the first two days after Whiplash is a generic term meaning the accident, although a later onset of neck pain resulting from accelerationsymptoms does not indicate a more deceleration injuries where the serious injury. Signs of serious neck vertebrae, muscles, tendons, and injury such as fracture are usually ligaments in the neck are strained. evident in early assessments, and This often occurs when a vehicle is health care professionals trained hit from the rear or the side, causing to treat whiplash are alert for these a sharp and sudden movement of signs. the head and neck. A slip and fall The vast majority of whiplash backwards can cause a similar injury, injuries are not serious and heal as can any quick, often unexpected completely within three to six months. movement that pushes the head Only 20 per cent of people with beyond its normal range of motion. whiplash injuries experience longOther causes of whiplash injury term pain and other problems beyond include sports, amusement park rides, one year. While physical treatment falling objects, and even physical such as chiropractic care is effective assault. for whiplash injuries, treatments are A whiplash diagnosis is graded intentionally minimal with a focus according to the severity of symptoms, on the patients’ return to activity. from the most-common tender muscles This is because injured muscles can or limited neck movement (Grades I get stiff and weak when they’re not to II), to headaches, nausea, dizziness used, so resting for more than a day and ringing in the ears, pain into the or two may actually prolong the pain

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and disability with mild whiplash. Returning to activity maintains the health of soft tissues and keeps them flexible, which speeds recovery. For this reason, cervical collars, or “neck braces” are generally not recommended once more serious injuries are ruled out because they prevent motion and may prolong recovery. One important way to prevent or minimize whiplash injuries from motor vehicle accidents is to use head restraints properly. These are essential safety features in all modern vehicles that are often mistaken as “head rests” and adjusted for comfort incorrectly, such as lowering them completely to avoid rubbing the back of a ponytail or hat. A properlyadjusted head restraint – in line with the top of the head and no more than 2 to 5 cm away from the back of the head – will help restrain the head in a rear collision and prevent a whiplash injury from occurring. Conversely, a head restraint that is too low can actually make an injury worse because it will accentuate the hyperextension that can occur at the neck. If you do suspect you have sustained a whiplash injury, and especially if you fall or are in a car accident, early assessment and treatment by a healthcare professional is important. In the case of Grades I to III whiplash, chiropractic care is very effective and is fully covered by automobile insurance if it is a result of an accident. While symptoms of whiplash can be concerning, proper assessment, treatment, reassurance and activity will help you put it in your rear view mirror. Dr. Neil Patrick is a chiropractor practicing in the Creemore Medical Centre. For more information, or to request future topics, call 466-3447 or visit .


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Legion News The next few months are full of interesting events at the Creemore Legion. Pat T h e MACDONALD Alzheimer/ Diabetes information night that was cancelled due to inclement weather has been rescheduled on Tuesday, April 21 at 7 pm in the Legion Hall. Stan Freedman will be there to offer valuable information to those interested. There will be a yard and bake sale on Saturday, May 16 from 8 am to 3 pm. All tables will be indoors and can be rented for $20. The winning ticket for the BBQ draw will be drawn on Monday, May 18 (Victoria Day) at 3 pm and the bar will be open from 1 pm until 4 pm. The Creemore Legion has assumed the sponsorship of Canada Day 2009. This is a new undertaking for us. Like the recent Santa Claus Parade, we look at it as an extension of our commitment to citizens of the town and therefore have made changes with your convenience in mind. All are invited to a town-wide picnic along Veteran’s Way. The Legion staff will prepare food and drink. We are excited about our effort to bring together all of the local organizations that are involved in our heritage. We are also interested in starting two new traditions which include annually planting a tree on a piece of dedicated Legion property as well naming a “person of the year” along with our popular fireworks. We hope to have the Tree Committee, the Agricultural Committee, and the Women’s Institute (W.I.) cooperatively recreate a kitchen in the Legion hall that will not have electricity or running water. All furniture, tools, and utensils that will be displayed have been used locally in the past. We are also excited for the presentation of several meals common to the times, before refrigeration. Maggie Newell of the Culinary Historians of Ontario will cook these meals to represent Upper and Lower Canada as well as Indian fare. Those who are third and fourth generations will be given a chance to see what their great-grandmothers did in their spare time. Samples of their activities in support of both World Wars will be displayed courtesy of the W.I. We will also be displaying old toys our ancestors enjoyed as kids, what the OPP did for 100 years, and land stewardship as it was practiced in the past courtesy of the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA). There will be activities and displays available for all ages.




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Happy 175th, Dunedin! The hamlet of Dunedin, originally known as Bowerman Hollow, is celebrating its “demisemiseptcentennial” (175th) birthday this year. To kick off the celebrations, Marian Abbey brought us a few old photos and this poem, written in 1945 by homesick Dunedinite Maureen Bennett, while she was employed in war work by the Canadian Government in Washington, D.C. Watch the Echo for notice of more celebrations in Dunedin as the nicer weather arrives. A vale so lovely to behold, That one should never feel inclined To go in quest, on mission bold, For a surpassed scene to his heart so kind. Four sturdy hills which fortify The beckoning church; the general store; The carpentry shop and blacksmith nearby Stand firmly on guard against peace or war. Spring comes, bringing its wrap of verdure; The children seek for the first Mayflowers, Then search around for the next emerger Hepaticas, ’ere the soil devours. On one hill the maples ooze with sap; On one hill the cedars form solid green; On the northern hill daisies come out from their nap; On the sloppy hill to the south is seen A winding road, which the children climb Each day, to the red brick school. At the top are caves, where Father Time Has reigned his countless years of rule.

Travelling hastily to its destination, The Noisy River runs over the stones; Slowly eroding a light innovation In its shallow bed, and changes its tone As it comes to a quiet and peaceful pond, Then thunders over a wide waterfall, Splashing and foaming and journeying on, Beneath the bridge and the elms so tall Winter comes bringing its wrap of ermine; The pond is sealed with ice, compact;

The wind commences its sibilant sermon; And descending snow leaves nothing intact. The children pull their sleighs to school And ride them home when classes dismiss. They skate on the pond, and skis swiftly rule Their trails, as down the slope they hiss. A beautiful valley this, and tho’ You go ’round the world, it will always seem Your home of childhood days aglow With happy memories and lasting esteem.


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The caves are deep with icy floors Despite the sun’s bright heating rays That seep through trees, and rain that pours Coaxing moss to spread and ferns to spray. And if, perchance on a bright clear day, One looks beyond, in the distance afar, T’wards the north horizon one sees the bay Against the sky, where there’s nought will mar That vision of scenery – so picturesque, Completely edged with a light purple haze, Where the light blue sky and the heavens caress. One feels he could focus an eternal gaze. In summer evenings comes a faint reflection Of the Northern Lights from the Great White Way, And above, twinkle stars in every direction. And the Dipper still guides, as in olden day. When Indians roamed o’er those hills and vale Rubbing flint, building fires, chopping trees, hunting game With prudent eye, lest the winds assail, Or foes trespass their local domain.

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Une Nuit de Drame et de Musique NCPS students from Grades 4 through 8 entertained parents and members of the community with a series of French plays and dances last Thursday night. The evening, organized by NCPS French teacher Johanna de Bruijn, was a great spectacle, with fantastic props like trains and boats all created by the students.

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Easter Eggstravaganza at St. Luke’s Come out to St. Luke’s Church this Sunday to celebrate Easter and bring the whole family. The St. Luke’s Kids are throwing an Easter party from 11 am to 1 pm. Kids can enjoy an Easter egg hunt on the property (bring your shovels if the snow doesn’t disappear). Also, children can decorate cookies and eggs, get their face painted, hear stories, or challenge themselves to an egg race. There is no charge for the event. The event is set up in stations so families can head out to the 11 am Easter day service and then join in afterwards without missing any of the fun. Alternately, children can take part in the activities while their parents celebrate in the service, or everyone can just head out to the party. This event is part of the St. Luke’s Kids

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commitment to raising funds through acts of community service. Donations are welcome and all money raised will be used to help drill a deep bore well in Africa. When they have reached their goal of $15,000, World Vision will provide equipment and expertise to bring fresh, clean and safe drinking water to an entire village. Villages without access to clean water for drinking, cooking and cleaning are at risk of high rates of diseases like trachoma, typhoid, diarrhea, cholera and Guinea Worm. Also, in areas where water is scarce, hours each day can be spent walking kilometres to distant water sources only to return with a small amount of water. The kids have more great events planned for the rest of the year so keep watch in the Echo for details.

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Easter Church Services Thursday, April 9 Maundy Thursday • On the night before He died, Jesus was in the Garden of Gethsemane praying. Jesus expressed disappointment in His disciples, saying, “Could you not watch with me one hour?” St. Andrew’s Maple Cross Presbyterian Church, Creemore will be open between 5 and 10 pm for silent vigil. Pick the time of your choice & give to Jesus one hour. • Seder Supper with Potluck at 6 pm at St. Luke’s Anglican Church. • Maundy Thursday Communion at 7 pm at New Lowell United Church. • Maundy Thursday Communion at 7:30 pm at Stayner Brethren in Christ Church. Friday, April 10 Good Friday • Good Friday Liturgy at 10 am at St. Luke’s Anglican Church. • Good Friday Service at 10 am at St. James Anglican, Clougher-Lisle. • Good Friday Service at 10:30 am at Hope Acres Salvation Army. • Good Friday Service at 11 am at St. Andrew’s Maple Cross Presbyterian Church • Good Friday Service at 11 am at Avening United Church. • Good Friday Service at 7 pm at Knox Presbyterian Church, Dunedin.

Saturday, April 11 Holy Saturday • Easter Vigil at 8 pm at Christ Church, Banda. Sunday, April 12 Easter Sunday • Sunrise Communion Service at 7 am at Eagle Chapel. • Easter Breakfast at 8 am at St. John’s United Church. • Early Service at 8 am at Hope Acres Salvation Army. • Service at 9 am at St. James Anglican Church, Clougher-Lisle. • United Church of Canada Communion Services – Avening United Church at 9 am, New Lowell United Church at 10:15 am & St. John’s United, Creemore at 11:30 am. • Easter Continental Breakfast at 9:30 am at Stayner Brethren in Christ Church. • Service at 10 am at St. Andrew’s Maple Cross Presbyterian Church, Creemore. • Service at 10 am at Knox Presbyterian Church, Dunedin. • Service at 10:35 am at Stayner Brethren in Christ Church. • Service at 10 am at Salvation Army Hope Acres Community Church. • Service at 11 am at Creemore Baptist Church. • Holy Eucharist at 11 am at St. Luke’s Anglican Church

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This is the time of year (Pruning an apple tree is when people yearn for another sport in itself.) warmer weather. Die-hard Some people find this winter sports such as hockey temperature about perfect. and skiing, whether Nordic Runners, for example, or downhill, are pretty absolutely love plus 5 much kaput (although you Celsius as the body doesn’t Alex would never know this overheat and people can run HARGRAVE by the snow we had this forever. Pierre and Leeweek!). anne Marcoux, who hail In just a few weeks the weather will from midway between Creemore and be splendid, enticing all of us to the Avening, can certainly attest to this. great outdoors. Meanwhile, we have Didn’t they organize one of their whoto endure. But there are ways to make knows-how-many-kilometre long it through this. distance runs in Avening recently? Firstly, the weather isn’t always wet, My lovely Peggy and I might stomp dreary and gloomy. Just last week, we on this theory though. We went for a had a touch of warmth and people were gentle first five-kilometre run of the out in full bloom. Six Creemore ladies season last week and although it felt went down the mighty Mad River great while doing it we ended up aching Sunday, and a few days before that for days. It was even hard to go up the Lavender’s young Jamie Korthals and stairs. a matey careened down the river while (Stretching is a great thing to do at I astonishingly admired and roared this time of year.) encouragement from the top of an apple Pete “Hammer� Kinghan surely tree that I was attempting to lame. will agree to this. The North Dufferin

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TYMCHUK, Mary – In loving memory of our dear Mother who passed away on April 13, 2004. You are always in our thoughts. Lovingly remembered by the family

CLASSES & CIRCLES YOGA CLASSES Spring Session begins April 20th. Monday 7:30 pm, Tuesday & Thursday 9 am. 10 week session. To register or for more info call Catherine Randall 466-3533 or WISE WOMAN CIRCLE returns to Discover The Path on Monday, June 1 for another five week series of conversation and refeshments. Topics will include nutrition, colour, and dreamwork, among other interests. Our thanks to all the wonderful wise women who contributed so much to these get togethers. We look forward to making more connections. Discover The Path, 8A Caroline Street West, 466-2387.

THANK YOU GODBOLD – The family of Peter Godbold would like to express our sincere appreciation to everyone who supported us during the recent loss of our husband, dad and grandpa/papa. The many kind words and expressions of sympathy have been very comforting during this time of bereavement. Norma, Chris, Jane, Beth, James & families Creemore Echo would like to thank everyone who helped to celebrate our anniversary last Friday. Special thanks to darci-que, Affairs Catering, Two Rivers Ceramics & Flowers, Sarah Hallet of Roseberry Farm, Elaine Collier, Lynn Connell, Ccerlii Chow. We had a great day despite the rain!

CORBETT – In loving memory of Norman, who died on April 15, 1970 and Lizzie who died on April 22, 2004. No need for words except to say, We love and miss you every day. Queenie and Floyd THE MAD RIVER GOLF CLUB 2008 Airport Road PO Box 1100 Creemore Ontario L0M 1G0 We are currently seeking enthusiastic energetic people to be part of our FOOD AND BEVERAGE TEAM Full and part time seasonal positions are available for the 2009 season. Interested applicants should forward their resume to the attention of Frank Vander Raadt Fax 705-428-0712 or via email LINDA COCKTON is the little dear who was featured in last week’s school reunion feature. To get involved with the event the weekend of August 1 please contact her at 466-2027.

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For Christians this week is holy week, the time that we celebrate the death and Cathy resurrection MILLER of Jesus; that God raised Jesus from the dead. God has acted, this is not something that Jesus did on his own. There is a huge range of belief about what that means more precisely. You can be an orthodox Christian and believe that Jesus’ body became a spiritualized body or you can believe that the resurrection was experienced by the disciples. Something happened that empowered the disciples to leave the upstairs room where they had locked themselves in fear to go out into the world to proclaim ‘Christ is risen’; that is the part that we know for sure. Belief is about the power of God to bring life into the midst of death. All of this happened between Good Friday, the day that Jesus was killed, and Easter Sunday morning, the day the women went to the tomb to anoint his body. In between, Jesus was laid in a tomb. The tomb represents the time and place of in between. The tomb offers both a time and a space that gives God the opportunity to act. In the midst of our lives, in order to experience new life and to feel the power of God we need to create a tomb, a time and a space for God. Our society and culture are in a difficult time and space, there are huge shifts being forced upon us as citizens of this country and the world. It is a time of great uncertainty. It may also be a time for us to give God a chance to act in our lives. Celebrating the power of the resurrection in our lives demands that we create a time and space for God. There are many ways we can do this: going for walks, some disciplined meditation, some other way of taking some time apart, or even going to church. God calls us both individually and collectively to bold new life, life in abundance and fullness; let’s not settle for second best.


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Tree Committee prepares for 2009 (Continued from page 1) Following the Silent Auction, the Tree Committee’s next fundraiser will take place on Saturday, May 16, the community’s annual yard sale day. The Committee will host a big one on the pie-shaped piece of land across from the Station on the Green (next to the Cenotaph) and is currently taking donations of clean, intact merchandise that could be sold at the sale. The Committee will also be selling three-foot-tall red and sugar maple saplings all summer, beginning at the Victoria Day Weekend yard sale. The sidestreet tree replacement program continues, and the Tree Committee plans to replace eight trees that have been lost in the village this spring. More will follow in the fall. As always, the Committee welcomes donations to support this program – $400 will cover the planting and maintenance of a tree and get your name inscribed on the plaque at Station on the Green. All in all, it will be an incredibly busy year for the Committee, and McKay is hoping that new people will consider joining or helping out. The group’s next meeting will take place at 7 pm on Tuesday, April 14 at the Creemore branch of the Clearview Library. All are welcome to attend. McKay also notes the group has plenty of projects ready for students looking to fulfill their volunteer hour requirements. Donations are still welcome for the Silent Auction as well. For more information on how you can contribute to or volunteer with this dedicated Committee, please call Catharine Sumner at 466-2966 or Diane McKay at 466-3126.



Avening Women’s Bowling by Orneva Pardy We had a good year despite a late start due to work on the alleys. Bowling took place every Wednesday afternoon starting the end of October and finishing March 18. The Red Pines Restaurant in Alliston hosted our Wind Up Luncheon on November 25 followed by bowling at the Alliston alleys later in the afternoon. The top team this year consisted of Marg Prescott, Billie Power, Barb Cudmore, Dawn Craven, Dee Hanson and captain Orneva Pardy. Shirley Oster’s team placed second followed by Grace Anderson and Myrtle Carruthers in third and fourth, respectively. A special thanks goes to Ted Underhill for cleaning and maintaining the bowling alleys.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE FOR THE BALANCE OF 2009 AND 2010 The Economic Development Committee is hoping to expand membership to members of the agricultural community. All persons appointed to the Committee must reside, own or rent property within Clearview Township, be a Canadian citizen and over the age of 18. Interested persons are invited to send their resumes to the undersigned no later than Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 at 12:00 noon. Robert Campbell, Clerk Township of Clearview 217 Gideon Street PO Box 200 Stayner, Ontario L0M 1S0 Clearview Township Box 200, 217 Gideon St. Stayner, ON L0M 1S0

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NOTICE OF PRELIMINARY HEARING IN THE MATTER OF the Consolidated Hearings Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.29, as amended, and

IN THE MATTER OF a proposal by the Proponent, Walker Aggregates Inc. A public Hearing will be held regarding a proposal by the Proponent for an expansion of Walker’s existing “Duntroon Quarry” onto Lot 25 and Part of Lot 26, Concession XII, and Part of Lot 25, Concession XI, Township of Clearview, County of Simcoe for the purpose of extracting aggregate material. The members of the Joint Board holding the Hearing will be members of the Environmental Review Tribunal and the Ontario Municipal Board. In order to proceed with this undertaking, the Proponent has sought the following: (1) Amendment to Niagara Escarpment Plan pursuant to the Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act; (2) Niagara Escarpment Development Permit pursuant to the Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act;

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(3) Category 2, Class A License to permit a quarry below water pursuant to the Aggregate Resources Act; and

meetings of Parties and their legal and technical representatives) and deal with any other preliminary matters.

(4) Amendment to Township of Clearview Offi cial Plan pursuant to the Planning Act.

HEARING The Joint Board will set Hearing dates at the Preliminary Hearing or thereafter.



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The purpose of a Joint Board Hearing is to hear all of the issues related to the undertaking at one time, rather than having separate Hearings.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE Groups or individuals interested in participating in the Hearing may express either their private concerns or their concerns regarding the public interest. The Joint Board will consider requests for status at the Preliminary Hearing. A request to participate should be made at least seven days before the Preliminary Hearing by filing a Notice of Intent to Participate. A request to participate may also be made at the Hearing provided that the proceeding has not terminated in the interim. The levels of participation that are available depend upon what Rules of Practice the Joint Board has adopted. Where the Joint Board has adopted the Rules of Practice of the Environmental Review Tribunal, a person or group can request to be added as a Party, Participant or Presenter. Please refer to the Rules of Practice of the Environmental Review Tribunal and the document “A Guide to Hearings under the Consolidated Hearings Act” for more information regarding the different levels of participation. These documents are available from the Environmental Review Tribunal website at Where the Joint Board has adopted the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Ontario Municipal Board, a person or group can request to be added as either a Party or Participant. Please refer to the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Ontario Municipal Board and the document “Your Guide to the Ontario Municipal Board” for more information regarding levels of participation. These documents are available from the Ontario Municipal Board website at

FILING OF NOTICE OF INTENT TO PARTICIPATE Anyone who wishes to participate in the Hearing should indicate their intent to obtain status by submitting written notice to the Office of Consolidated Hearings by April 23, 2009: The Notice of Intent should contain a clear statement of the person’s or group’s interest in the Hearing and whether they wish to obtain status at the Hearing as a Party, a Participant, or, where the Joint Board has adopted the Rules of Practice of the Environmental Review Tribunal, a Presenter. Please note that the names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers of interested persons may be circulated in advance of the Hearing in order to ensure discussion among potential Parties, Participants and Presenters.


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A Preliminary Hearing will be held by the Joint Board appointed to conduct the Hearing on Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 10:00 am. In the Stayner Community Centre, 269 Regina Street, Stayner, Ontario. The purpose of the Preliminary Hearing is to hear submissions from those who will be seeking status to participate and rule thereon; identify the issues to ‘be considered at the Hearing; establish the pre-Hearing process (information and document exchange;

IMPORTANT There will be no court reporting services provided by the Office of Consolidated Hearings for the Hearing. If the Parties, Participants and Presenters consider that they require a transcript of the proceedings they may obtain such service at their own expense. If you require the assistance of a French language interpreter, or if you have special needs that must be accommodated, please advise the Hearings Registrar as soon as you receive this notice. Collect calls are accepted. Pour des renseignements en francaise, veuillez appeler le Bureau dejonction des audiences au (416) 314-4600. Les appels a frais vires sont acceptes.


that this Hearing date is peremptory to all Parties. If you do not attend at this Hearing and identify yourself, the Joint Board may proceed in your absence and you may not receive any further notice in these proceedings.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Copies of the Notice and documentation submitted by the Proponent pertaining to this undertaking are available for inspection during normal business hours at: Walker Aggregate Inc. P.O. Box 340 Collingwood, ON L9Y 3Z7 DuntroonExpansion/Doclibrary.htm Contact: Ken Lucyshyn Phone: (905) 680-3717 Website (24 Hours): Ministry of Natural Resources Midhurst Office 2284 Nursery Road Midhurst, ON LOL 1X0 Contact: Craig Laing Phone: (705) 725-7584 Clearview Public Library Stayner Branch 201 Hurontario Street Stayner, ON LOM ISO Contact: Librarian Phone: (705) 428-3595

Office of Consolidated Hearings Suite 1610, 16” Floor 655 Bay Street Toronto, ON M5G 1E5 Contact: Dina Ostella Phone: (416) 314-4712 Fax: (416) 314-4506 E-mail: Niagara Escarpment Commission 232 Guelph Street, 3 Floor Georgetown, ON L7G 4B1 Contact: Kathryn Pounder Phone: (905) 877-5191 Fax: (905) 873-7452 DATED at TORONTO, this 27th day of February, 2009. Evangeline Berlie Acting Hearings Registrar

April 9, 2009  
April 9, 2009