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Inside the Echo

The Creemore


Friday, May 29, 2009

Vol. 09 No. 22

First Friday

Ride for Dad



Reapproaching spirituality in Dunedin.

News and views in and around Creemore

800 bikes at the Legion.

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A WET NIGHT AT COUNCIL Flooding issues throughout Township dominate agenda by Brad Holden Clearview Township will investigate its options for helping residents of three areas of the Township deal with what an expert called “an awful lot of water” at Monday night’s meeting. John Easton, a hydrogeologist from Golder Associates, was talking about Michael Street and 9/10 Sideroad (both off the Clearview/Adjala-Tosorontio Townline) in Sunnidale and the Village by the Park (formerly Quanbury) subdivision in Creemore. A standingroom-only crowd of residents from those areas backed him up, speaking of

a horrible winter and spring of pumping, damming and in some cases on Michael Street jackhammering the floors of basements that had been dry for four years to create trenches for the sudden deluge of water. Easton had been hired by the Township to give a short lesson on ground and surface water dynamics, and at times the three-hour portion of Monday night’s meeting devoted to the issue felt like a university science class. While the Quanbury site has been wet for several years (and is the subject of at least one ongoing litigation), the two Sunnidale sites had been dry until late in 2008. That corresponded with (See “Water” on page 7)

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THE WAIT IS OVER! After a winter of discontent over potholes and mud, merchants on Mill Street were happy to see the road paved a week ahead of schedule last Friday. Sidewalk pavers in most areas were replaced this week; expect to see trees making their reappearance next week.

ECHO Briefs Celebrate Trails Day

These guys want your art T h e S t a t i o n o n t h e G r e e n ’s fundraising Art Auction is fast approaching and organizers Rowlie Fleming and Paul Ruppel, when not squeezing into their old tuxes and posing as auctioneer’s assistants, are busy with Paul Bridgman gathering as much art and other fantastical items as possible to put on the block. The event will take place on Saturday,

June 13 and proceeds will benefit the Station and the Mad & Noisy Gallery. For $25, guests will enjoy a martini bar and great appetizers while auctioneer John Simpson runs the show. The focus right now is to collect as many money-fetching items as possible. If you have some art or something interesting to donate, contact Paul at 466-3636 or Rowlie at 466-3021.

Hewitt Leads Greens

Clearview Township has teamed up with the Town of Collingwood and the Collingwood Trails Advisory Committee to celebrate International Trails Day on Saturday, June 6. This event will feature an organized mountain bike ride at 9 am and an interpretive trail walk at 10:15 am, both leaving from Stayner Collegiate Institute.Runners are also welcome to attend the trail walk/run at 10:15. The event will be held at SCI, rain or shine. For more information, visit www.

Avening resident Bill Hewitt, having just won the presidency of the Green Party of Ontario, is already gearing up for the next election. “I am hoping to get the Green Party ready to elect MPPs in 2011,” said Hewitt, which has yet to win a seat in the Ontario Legislative Assembly. His new position will allow him to lead in the building of a cooperative, responsible and cohesive organization that he feels will best represent the needs of the voters of Ontario.

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This Weekend Friday, May 29 • Toonie Lunch at St. Luke’s Anglican Church from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Bring a friend & enjoy

some great homemade soup for $2. • Grand Opening of the New Lowell Reservoir at 3 pm. Join Mayor Ken Ferguson as he turns on the valve initiating the proces to allow water to flow to the community of New Lewell from the New Tecumseth Pipeline.

Saturday, May 30

• Stop by to see Craig & Brad of The Creemore Echo at the Market. They’ll be at the Coffee Booth pouring coffee & collecting subscriptions! • Dunedin’s 11th Annual Perennial Sale, Circle of Blooms, at Dunedin Hall from 8 am to noon. A Dunedin Hall fundraiser. Raindate is Saturday, June 6. For information contact Tami or Marci at (705) 466-5622 or •Hope Acres Garage Sale from 8 am to noon. Please call (705) 466-3435 for more information or directions. •Discover The Path invites everyone to stop by our

Open House to welcome Ayrlie MacEachern and Shelley Hannah, two local wellness practitioners who are bringing their special skills to our health centre. Hourly demonstrations on such engaging topics as Astrology, Aromatherapy, Dance and Music. Visit 8A Caroline St. W. 10 am to 4 pm for refreshments and to learn about our newly expanded range of health servicesor call 466-2387 for more details. •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. 7:30 pm. Tickets available at Curiosity House Books and • GNE Trivia Challenge at the GNE Fairgrounds, 2220 Fairgrounds Road. $10 per person. Doors open at 7 pm. Starts at 7:30 pm. Bring your own snacks. All ages welcome. Call 444-0308 for more information. • An evening of Pop to Opera featuring tenors Andrea Garofalo and Antrony Macri and soprano

Lilac Cana. Hospice Georgian Triangle will be hosting an important fundraiser for programs that help area volunteers support clients with life-threatening illness in community at the Collingwood Gayety Theatre. Preferred seating of $75 includes pre-show cocktails at the Art Gallery at 7 pm. Open seating $40, seating at 8 pm. Please call 444-2555.

Sunday, May 31

• Church Directory is on page 5. • 143rd Anniversary Service at Creemore Baptist Church at 11 am. Speaker is Rev. Robert Baker of Graceway Bible Society, music by Jeff & Emily Currie. Refreshments to follow. 12 Wellington Street West. • 1944 EME Royal Canadian Army Cadets’Annual Inspection at Creemore Legion at 1 pm. The public is welcome to attend. Several prestigious awards will be presented. Displays & refreshments will follow at Creemore Legion. • Ontario Presbyterian Chorus at Jubilee Presbyterian Church, Stayner, at 7 pm.

Upcoming Events Monday, June 1 • Wise Woman Circle returns to Discover The Path for another 5 week cycle. 8A Caroline St. W. Call 466-2387 for more details. • Clearview Township’s Council Meeting at 7 pm at the Council Chambers. Everyone welcome.

Tuesday, June 2

• Skyway 124 Wind Farm Project Open House at Frank MacIntyre Building, 250 Owen Sound Street in Dundalk from 6:30 to 8 pm. See ad on page 11 for details.

Wednesday, June 3

• Bullying Seminar: “Partners for Peace: From Classroom to Community” featuring Hetty Van Gurp. Practical strategies to share with your children. Presented by G &M Hospital Foundation Education Committee at Wasaga Beach Oakview Centre at 7 pm. Free. Call 444-8675, benedicta@ or to register.

Friday, June 5

• Annual Seminar for Seniors with Jim Wilson MPP from 11 am to 1 pm at Collingwood Legion. Free, complimentary lunch. • First Friday Soul Revival. Gather. Celebrate. Give Thanks. Meditate. Wonder. Sing with the First Friday Band. First Friday of every month at 7 pm. Children embraced. Knox Presbyterian Church, Dunedin (705) 466-5202 knoxdunedin@

Saturday, June 6

• International Trails Day. Walk, run or cycle the Clearview Trail Link starting from Stayner Collegiate. Meet at 8:30 am to cycle the Train Trail to Collingwood (leaving at 9 am), Official Kick-Off with Ken Ferguson at 10 am, Walk or run the Train Trail at 10:15 am, fundraising BBQ at 11:30 am. • The Mono-Mulmur Citizens’ Coalition (MC)2 Environmental Committee presents Green Rural Living: Best Practices in the Countryside from 9 am to 3:30 pm at Monora Park in Orangeville. $25 with lunch, $15 without lunch. Pre-registration is required. Topics include Bio-Gardening, Wildlife, Green Architecture, Sustainable Landscaping, Energy Conservation, Green Energy, and Lawn Care. Contact Debbie Ebanks at (705) 435-5093 or debbie.ebanks@ Come join us at the Farm to celebrate GEORGE & IRENE GOLLINGER’S 60TH WEDDING

• Curiosity House Books welcomes Lee Gowan for a booksigning of his debut novel Make Believe Love from 10 am to noon at the bookstore at 134-A Mill Street, Creemore. (705) 466-3400 for more information. • Upper Mad Duck Race at the Dam Millpond in Singhampton. Race starts at 1 pm using enviro-friendly (mock) cedar ducks. Fun(d)raiser for the Community Centre. $5 per duck available from Brenda at 443-8007. Serious $ prizes for win, place and show. • 60th Wedding Anniversary Come & Go Tea for George & Irene Gollinger at the Farm from 2 to 4 pm. Best wishes only. • Mad & Noisy Gallery proudly presents “Harvesting Hope” – sculpture by Katherine A. Beatty & photography by Bryan Davies. Opening Reception today from 2 to 8 pm. Exhibition runs until June 29th. 466-5555

Sunday, June 7

• 11th Annual Corn Flower Festival from 10 am to 4 pm at Dufferin Museum & Archives. Celebrate the famous Corn Flower glassware pattern at this Annual Festival. Visit our new exhibit “Decades of Design – From Deco to Disco”. Presentations, ‘share sessions’ and a consignment sale of Corn Flower glassware. Admission $10, children under 5 free. For more information and to find out how to become a member of the Corn Flower Collector’s Club (705) 435-1881 or 1-877-941-7787, • Mary’s Kitchen’s next Cooking Session is today from 1 to 5 pm. Cooking with Rhubarb! Are you interested in the opportunity to cook & deliver homemade food to people in our community who need a treat to brighten their day? Join us for this non-profit community initiative to lovingly give & receive. Through Knox Presbyterian Church. Call 466-5169 or for more details. • Musical Garden Party at Nottawa United Church from 1 to 6 pm. Continuous musical entertainment all afternoon followed by BBQ supper. Bring a lawn chair & your friends. No admission charge, but donations accepted.

Tuesday, June 9

• St. James’ Church, Clougher-Lisle ACW are holding their Annual Euchre and Luncheon in the

Community Hall at noon. The cost is $8. Everyone is welcome and there will be door prizes and draws. NW corner of Tosorontio County Rd. 12 at Conc 2 just west of Lisle. See you there!

Wednesday, June 10

• CBNA (Creemore Business Networking Association) meeting from 8:30 to 9:30 am at Just Push Play Arcade. Free to all Creemore area businesses. Call Michelle for more details 4666668 or Kate 466-6505.

Friday, June 12

• Alex Aldcorn’s 80th Birthday Celebration at Honeywood Arena at 7 pm. Bring along your musical instruments & dancing shoes or just come for an evening of visiting & toe tapping! No gifts please!

Saturday, June 13

• Station on the Green’s Art Auction. A fundraiser for the Station. Free preview all day. $25 per ticket for evening gala. Call 466-3636 to donate an art piece. Tickets available at Creemore Echo.

Sunday, June 14

• Honeywood Cemetery Service at 2 pm. Guest is Penny Squirrel.

Saturday, June 20

• Mark your calendar for the Dunedin Annual Strawberry Supper today from 4:30 to 7 pm. • Creemore Street Party! Mill Street. The road is done... let’s celebrate! Watch for details.

Sunday, June 28

• Charity Bicycle Ride in support of Trails Youth Initiative. 100 km ride at 9 am (check in at 8:30 am), 10 & 40 km family ride at 10 am. Meet at Creemore Springs Brewery. Adults $65, kids $25, Bike rental $40. Volunteers wanted! to register or to volunteer. • Christ Church Banda Cemetery Service at 2pm.

Saturday, July 11

• The Great Northern Agricultural Society’s 4th Annual Garden Tour “Floral Reflections” a fundraiser for the GNE from 9 am to 4 pm. Rain or shine. Passport tickets $10 covers 10 unique gardens, many with water features in the Collingwood, Stayner, Creemore, Nottawa & Singhampton areas. For more information or advance tickets please call (519) 922-3448 or 4441334. Visit


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Need a job done? Hire a Creemore youth this summer by Brad Holden Most of us love Creemore for its small size and sleepy feel. Kids (and their parents) love it too, for the freedom it allows and the safety that goes with it. Teenagers, on the other hand, have historically been a different story. Many an adolescent has complained over the years that “there’s nothing to do” in Creemore during the long summer weeks, and with that in mind, a group of concerned adults led by Rev. Cathy Miller, Geoff Ayton, Rev. Candice Bist and Jody BowleEvans got together last year to see if they could find a remedy for the situation. An initial survey of local teenagers was done and the results, for the most part, were to be expected. They said they would like a place to gather, to meet their friends, to talk and to listen to music. The group, with the added help of Michelle Zorychta, Tony Fry and three teens who really stepped up – Nick Carruthers, Nick Dymond and Galen Yates – visited Clearview Township Council and explored the possibility of acquiring a building to use as a drop-in centre. When that avenue proved too difficult, the group went back to the drawing board, and noticed one other significant survey result. Beside a place to hang out, the teenagers had another goal in mind – they’d like to find jobs. At that moment, the idea for Creemore Rent-AYouth was born. Operations began about a month ago and business is booming, according to Fry, who has put his consulting practice on hold for the summer to help co-ordinate the program. It works like this: if you have a job that needs done, you can hire a youth for an hour or a day and be amazed at what they can do. If your grass needs cutting, they can do it. If there are vines choking your trees and you need them removed, they can do it. If your car needs washing, they can do it. If you need help with your computer, they can do it. The possibilities are endless. Thirty-two local teenagers have signed up to work and jobs are already coming in “like crazy,” says Fry. This coming weekend there will be six teams of two doing a variety of jobs, including cleaning out a horse barn and helping with the building of a rock garden. Teens receive minimum wage ($8.90 per hour) and customers are charged an additional $1 to help with

Harrison Bond, Tristen Stableforth, Nick Carruthers and Tristan Boote are four of 32 local teenagers signed up for Creemore Rent-A-Youth. If you have odd jobs that need to be done, they’re ready. the running of the business. Fry is assisted by Michael Fuke, who is volunteering his time working with the kids, supervising projects and assessing jobs. The program even has an office, thanks to the generosity of Russ Severnuk and Karen Cox of Sea & Ski Realty, who have lent Rent-A-Youth the use of the little building to the north of their office. According to Fry, the youth are excited about a number of things about the project – the chance to make some money, the chance to do it with their friends, and maybe the chance to learn a thing or two. “Last week we blew a job and had to go back and do it over – the client was not happy,” he said. “We guarantee our work, so the kids went back the

following day and redid the work. The client was so pleased she insisted on giving the kids a tip. I said no, not this time. It ended up being a tremendous learning experience for everyone, which is really what this program is all about.” According to Fry, the program is working with the help of generous financial donations from a few backers who have requested to remain anonymous. They need to find a little more money to break even this summer, but Fry is confident they’ll find it. Rent-A-Youth can be reached at (705) 441-0078 or by email at They are also at the Creemore Farmers’ Market on Saturday mornings and can be found on weekends at their new office beside Sea & Ski Realty on Mill Street as well.

New TD branch manager hails from Collingwood

Sharon Emmett

by Craig Simpson Sharon Emmett has been on the job for about three weeks and already she realizes that Creemore is a different place than her native Collingwood. “There is a real sense of connection here,” she explained. “Everyone who comes in says, ‘you need to meet so and so,’ and then so and so comes in and mentions other people.” Emmett was born, raised and still lives in Collingwood with her husband. She has been with TD Bank since 1988, most recently as manager of financial services at the Collingwood branch. She is no stranger to the Creemore operation, having helped out through the years while local staff members were off on holidays, sick leave and so on. She is excited at the prospect of working to build

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on the success the branch has enjoyed over the past several years. “My first goal is to meet as many people as possible, because I know that personal attention and relationships are important to our customers – and to me.” Sharon will have an excellent opportunity to meet many of the bank’s customers (and vice versa) next Friday, June 5, which is Customer Appreciation Day. This is an all-day event with refreshments being served. As a final note, Sharon mentioned that many people had asked her of the whereabouts of Tara Hunter, who was appointed the branch’s first manager four years ago. She was pleased to report that Tara will become the manager of a new Alliston branch opening in late July.

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The School Board Decision The future of Stayner Collegiate Institute is hanging in the balance, awaiting the June 17 decision of the Simcoe County District School Board trustees. But there is much more at stake here than the potentially heartbreaking loss of our local high school. First, there is the question of this body’s ability to make sound, responsible decisions based on facts, realistic projections and community input. Politics will always be present in these circumstances, and quite legitimately so. Towns that have a school don’t want to lose it. Towns without a school will fight equally hard to get one. But politics should not trump solid data and focused public input. That’s why it is critical to closely examine the numbers. What is the current student occupancy? What are the projections for student populations over the next 5, 10 and 20 years? Can the existing facility handle these requirements without massive additional funding for repairs? The most telling figure from this morass of statistics is the one that shows the Stayner area projected to have the largest growth of high school age students in the North Simcoe area over the next 10 years, much greater than the projections for Wasaga Beach. Then there is the ARC Committee, 48 volunteers who spent countless evenings of their own time over the the course of an entire year dealing with all these complicated issues. These are real people, not bureaucrats, who live and work in our communities and who have children who do or will attend our high schools. And after all these meetings this group put together a recommendation supported by more than 90% of its participants, one that supported the continued operation of Stayner Collegiate and the other schools now facing closure. The immediate response from the School Board was that the group “had not reached consensus,” with the implication that their recommendation would therefore not be given much consideration in the final decision. To start with, this completely ignores the definition of consensus, which means a general sense of agreement or even a majority, but definitely not unanimity. In fact, the group came as close to a unanimous decision as a body of this size and diversity could ever be expected to reach. To fly in the face of this recommendation makes a complete farce of the whole notion of public participation and input. It is hard to get residents involved in civic affairs in the best of times and circumstances, but who among us would volunteer for such a commitment when we knew that whatever we concluded did not matter. The trustees have a tough decision to make, but they need to respect the input they have received from the ARC committee. Nothing less than their credibility is on the line.

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Marian Abbey of Dunedin brought us this 1970s shapshot of herself and her husband Carl taking advantage of a Sidewalk Sale outside the Village Pharmacy. Looks like there were many deals to be had! In the background on the right, according to Marian, are Ross and Marion Kelly.


Teacher remembers old classes fondly Dear Brad (Mr. Editor), It was great to see the students of the 72-73 class in the paper. One correction is that it was Kevin David, not Kevin Dowd. This was my second class of Creemore students. I came to Creemore in the fall of 1971. My first class of Grade 6 students consisted of 30 boys and five girls so you can imagine the times we had. I remember that year we went on a field trip to Niagara Falls. They were really great on that trip and enjoyed all the areas we visited. At the Wax Museum I can still see them all lined up waiting to go in, surprised when the lady took their money as she was a very life-like wax figure. Then we went under the Falls. I paid for this out of

my own pocket but by the time we were back to the bus, Danny Hammill had collected enough money to pay me back. I am sure all teachers have many students and classes they remember. For me those two will always be special. Gayle Millsap, Creemore Ed. Note: The Echo must apologize for not one, but two errors in Gayle’s letter from last week. As we knew it was her second year in town, we assumed she was still known at that point as Miss Tunis. Turns out, she met a young Paul Millsap at the curling rink during her first winter here and had a new last name by the time classes started in September!

Concerned about roads, writer cautions drivers Dear Editor; I am writing about what I feel are serious safety issues to Creemore and area motorists being ignored by Township Works Department and Council. One may have noticed that the safety barricades on Ten Hill have been knocked down in two areas of extended distance since winter. I have emailed Deputy Director Steve Sage with copies to Council members on three occasions. I received no reply from Mr. Sage or most of Council to this point on my concerns about driver safety or the possibility of increased Township liability due to the extended delay in getting the barricades reconstructed. Councillor Thom Paterson did enquire and advised that Mr Sage said they were busy with other projects. Clearly, public safety is not a priority with the Township. Secondly, this past weekend, there was a large speed bump of gravel left on Collingwood Street South just past the bridge prior to 6/7 Sideroad.

Local residents jokingly referred to it as a launch pad to put you over the poorly maintained bridge. It could easily have become that had one not been aware of its existence. Mr. Sage was once again advised early this past Monday morning along with Councillor Patterson. Mr. Paterson had visited the area in question and replied to me within 90 minutes that it was being corrected. There was no reply from Clearview Works Department. The Clearview Township Ratepayers Association is pleased to learn that the Economic Development Committee is presently working on a Communications Policy for Township Staff for situations such as this hopefully. I would urge all drivers in Clearview to be very aware when driving on Clearview roads and take extra care. Sincerely, Dave Huskinson President Clearview Township Ratepayers Association

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Creemore Big Heart Seniors SENIORS

There were a goodly cards by 1 pm, so after a number of us out for our couple of cute jokes by 12-noon potluck lunch, Edith Veale, the 50/50 and after Bob Veale gave draws went to Irma Flack, the blessing, we all dug in. Gayle Gordon, Robert There was a varied and well Walker, June Hartley, rounded choice of food, Dave Smith, Charlie from homemade tea biscuits Sylvia Fines, Sharon Harrison GALE from Janice Stephens, to and Ida Halliday. exotic salads brought in Moon shots were played by Effie Taylor and Phyllis Seed to by Marj Thomson, Barb Pilon, main course dishes such as Mary Bob Veale, Roy Summers (2) and Underhill’s beef stew with a dumpling Marg Hope. Marg won the travelling blanket to Sharon Harrison’s shrimp prize and Bob won the Sidewinder’s casserole. Then on to desserts that money. included a really tasty rhubarb custard High scorers were Dave Smith 317, meringue pie from Pat Winger. Ruby Klinck 294, Bert Douglas 290 Maybe we should start marketing and Irene Scott 283. Low was the a Senior’s Buffet Lunch so we will lady who, be it feast or famine, has a all make enough money to retire and beautiful smile – so Lillian Hiltz kind play cards all day. Oops – I forgot. of bombed with her score of 75. But That’s what we do now, for heaven’s she still smiled out at the world! The sake! And, by the way, one chap really hidden score of 122 did not go, so it needed sweetening up, so that’s why I will be worth $8 next week. delivered some goodies to Jack Heslip. This was a really zany afternoon. But it wasn’t all my idea, Jack – just For instance, during the first game, I check with Jean Carmichael on that asked my partner Edith Veale for 2 point! hearts. She gave me the ace of hearts As soon as the days start getting – and a little diamond. After leading longer, Norma Johnston starts planting out the two right bowers and one left seeds – many of which she has saved bower and not getting the other left, from her own plants from last year – so I was sure George Blakney had it as they will be ready to transplant when his partner Barb Pilon had shown out it warms up. Then she shares any of trump. So I turned to George and extras with the rest of us. Today it was in a dismayed voice I said, “You’ve transplantable acid free tomato plants. got it! That’s a mean, low-down stunt These turn out to be small, yellow, pear to pull, and I’m going to get a two by shaped tomatoes that are delicious. four and whop you upside the head Thank you, Norma. for that!” George just smiled at me There were 60 of us ready to play with a twinkle in his eye. So I carried

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on playing and only lost the one trick using the small diamond I had got from Edith. The cards were all played, and George didn’t have the other bower – so I asked where it was, as it had not come out during the play. You could see the light dawning in Edith’s face when she realized that she had my “saviour” card, but she also had had a “senior” moment, and didn’t recognize it as trump and so didn’t give it to me. Well, I got such a laugh out of the look on her face that it was well worth the 12 points we went down! And this helps to make up for the week before when I asked Edith for one heart, when what I really wanted and needed was one diamond. This goof of mine put her and me in the hole 18 points! The very next game, Joan Monaghan and I were playing against Edith and Ruby Klinck when Joan said something to Ruby like “Goodnight, Girl!” – and all four of spontaneously broke into singing “Goodnight, Irene” and kept going till we ran out of words to the song. We then calmly finished our game – but we did get a few funny looks! The Bingo, held at the Legion on Thursday nights, has been plagued by the hydro going out so they have had to cancel – for what I think has been three times this Spring. This Bingo is one of the Legion’s methods of producing revenue for operating costs as well as making up some of their donation money. So any loss hurts, but three times the loss is a real blow to their treasury. And, to add insult to injury, there are several dedicated members who donate their time and efforts every Thursday to call the Bingo, to man the food booth, sell Nevada tickets, cook great french fries and other things as well as sell the Bingo games and look after calling back the numbers and paying out the prizes and then cleaning

up after the game. These people set aside every Thursday for this purpose, and they are all left hanging when there is no hydro. I don’t suppose that there is much that can be done about it, but it sure would be nice if Ontario Hydro were to pick on someone else for a while! I came across a “history blurb” the other day that mentioned that the North West Mounted Police were formed 136 years ago. The Canadian Parliament established the N.W.M.P. on May 23, 1873. It was from the N.W.M.P. that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police evolved and became the R.C.M.P. in 1920. Now that the fields are finally clear of snow, we have noticed several wild turkeys out scratching around for grubs and suchlike. They are clawing around with what my sister Pat delicately describes as “feet that could plow a field!”

Crispo decision to be made June 1 by Brad Holden Delivering her condolences to the family of departed Councillor John Crispo after being away at the time of his death, Clearview Deputy Mayor Alicia Savage also put the question of how to replace Crispo on the table again at Monday night’s meeting. Savage moved that Marc Royal, who placed second behind Crispo, be asked whether or not he is willing to take over Ward 3 duties and that a report come to Council on Monday, June 1 with the results of that conversation, as well as details and costs for Council’s two other options: the appointment of another candidate or the calling of a by-election. The motion passed unanimously.

For Sunday, May 31, 2009 Sunday, May 31 143rd Anniversary Service at 11 am at Creemore Baptist Church Speaker is Rev. Robert Baker of Graceway Bible Society, music by Jeff & Emily Currie. Refreshments to follow.

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St. James’ Anglican Church Clougher-Lisle *Note Time of Sunday Service has changed to 9:30 am effective immediately. All are welcome to join us at that time. ST. ANDREW’S MAPLE CROSS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1 Caroline Street West Worship & Sunday School at 10 am. “Where Jesus is Lord, all are welcome.” Rev. Elizabeth Inglis • 466-5838 Sunday Worship at 10:35 am Sunday School at 9:30 am

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CREEMORE UNITED PASTORAL CHARGE Sunday Services Avening United Church at 9 am Join us for a worship experience with uplifting contemporary music and relevant New Lowell United Church at 10:15 am St. John’s United, Creemore at 11:30 am messages. Visit 1152 Conc 6 N 466-2200 To tell us what is happening at your church call Georgi 466-9906 • fax: 466-9908 • email:

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Travelling to troubled Mexico: An update TRAVEL TIPS

Before getting into travel to Mexico. Clients who a review of the current booked a trip to Mexico prior situation, let me say how to the Canadian government badly I feel for the people warning are eligible for in the Mexican tourism coverage – including trip business. Between the cancellation coverage – under swine flu outbreak, the RBC’s policy. The company drug war murders and is presently accepting Rod BRADFIELD cancellation claims for a recent earthquake, the country’s tourism industry, departures to Mexico up to its second largest after petroleum, has and including May 31, 2009. been hit very hard. I recently saw an The cruise lines also took aggressive estimate that Mexico City alone is action. As an example, Carnival Cruise losing US $57 million per day, and Line cancelled Mexico stops for three over US $1 billion in revenue was lost ships scheduled to visit the country by the first of May! on April 28. However, Carnival have I believe that a comparison to the recently announced that they would SARS epidemic in Toronto a few years resume visits to Mexican ports when ago is appropriate. The world literally their ships on altered cruise programs stopped travelling to Toronto at that have completed their new itineraries. time. We heard stories about people This decision is based on the latest wearing masks all over Toronto, but guidance from the Centers for Disease did we actually see any? Now people Control. Norwegian Cruise Lines state are staying away from Mexico. that they are monitoring the situation The big issue has been swine flu, on a daily basis. Royal Caribbean which the World Health Organization Cruises has temporarily suspended rightly refers to by its scientific name its port calls in Mexico for both its of H1 N1 Influenza A, to avoid any Royal Caribbean International and its suggestion about danger posed by pigs Celebrity Cruises brands. or pork. What are they saying in Mexico? Despite the fact that the H1 N1 flu An official statement issued by the has only been identified in a relatively Mexican Ministry of Tourism and small part of Mexico, the reaction to The Mexican Tourist Board affirms the flu problem both inside and outside that both parties are concerned with Mexico has been dramatic. Most recent outbreaks of H1 N1 flu that Canadian airlines, WestJet, Air Transat are affecting certain parts of Mexico. and Air Canada ceased flights to most, The statement also notes that, at this or all, of their Mexican destinations, time, their number one priority is to offering passengers a choice of other maintain the health and well being of destinations, a later flight, a travel tourists. “We are closely monitoring the credit or refund. development of the outbreak and are The travel insurance companies communicating in the most transparent are keeping a close watch on the and direct way possible,� the statement situation. For example, RBC Insurance read. “We are encouraging travellers has several options for travellers to follow the preventative measures who purchased travel insurance prior recommended by the World Health to April 28, the date the Canadian Organization (WHO), the Centers of Department of Foreign Affairs and Disease Control (CDC), as well as the International Trade issued a warning Mexican health authorities.� to Canadians against nonessential Now for some good news! If you were planning a vacation to Puerto Vallarta, there are no confirmed cases of H1 N1 flu in Puerto Vallarta. All businesses and tourist related services are operating normally and have implemented strict sanitary measures. In Cozumel, at this time, all hotels are open and operating normally. The Mexican Ministry of Health states that 89 percent of Mexico’s municipalities are free of H1 N1. Sunquest and Transat had delayed the resumption of their Mexico programs but are starting to plan their return to Mexico. If you were planning to


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but this may be the type of international panic that seems to be common these days. If you want or need a sun vacation, there are safe places to go in Mexico and the news out of Mexico is better every day. Of course, you can also select other sun destinations but this seems less and less necessary every day. The bottom line: if you are considering a Mexican vacation, check with your travel counsellor for the latest information.

From Creemore to Vancouver 2010 by Craig Simpson Kelly Simpson, who grew up in Creemore, successfully applied for a position with the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games and was subsequently appointed the marketing coordinator for the Olympic Torch Relay. Kelly is the daughter of Dana and Julie Simpson; she graduated from Nottawasaga & Creemore Public School and Stayner Collegiate Institute. More recently she earned a Bachelor of Kinesiology from McMaster University in 2004 and a Masters of Kinetics from Windsor University in 2007. The Torch Relay starts October 30 in Victoria, and Kelly will accompany it across the country on its 106-day

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The First Friday Soul Revival Water Issues Dunedin church opens its doors to anyone looking for community, and great music, at the end of the week. by Brad Holden There was a time when nearly everyone went to church on Sunday mornings. Their purpose was to worship, but it was also to sing together and to be among their friends and neighbours for a few hours. The rest of the week, people would go about their business, doing their best to live as “good Christians.” Some were better at this than others, but for most this little bit of structure and weekly dose of community was enough to make their lives fulfilling. These days, the lives of young people are both different and the same. Religion has fallen by the wayside, in most cases, but people are still striving to live full, happy, joyous lives. And many of them are clued into the fact that the best way to do that is to live with the happiness and wellbeing of others in mind. But that can be hard without the sense of community that churches used to provide. Teza Lawrence and Juliette Reynolds were feeling this way when they met Rev. Candice Bist last summer at the Anne of Green Gables Tea at Dunedin Knox Presbyterian Church. At the same time, Bist was herself struggling to redefine spirituality in terms that would be attractive to young people. A successful series of special services held after the church’s regular Sunday morning gatherings, featuring guest musicians and artists and steering clear of traditional church doctrine, was a start, and when those ended last fall, Bist, Lawrence and Reynolds kept talking. The result of their discussions will be the Friday, June 5 debut of “First Friday Soul Revival,” a monthly event at the church that will hopefully be a chance for people young and old to gather, reflect, sing and just be among each other. “I really respond to the concept of church,” says Lawrence, who’s not sure what exactly her faith is. More tellingly, she’s pretty sure it doesn’t matter. “It’s all about getting together with your neighbours, in a beautiful building with all of this stained glass, and spending an hour thinking about things.” While Bist will tell stories on Friday nights, they won’t be sermons. It doesn’t matter to her if you’re a Christian either. In fact, she’s convinced we’re seeing a paradigm shift, and that before too long labels like that won’t mean much anymore anyway. “We’re heading into a postmodern, postdenominational world,” said Bist. “The common

thing that bridges these old divisions, and religions in general, is the desire for spirituality.” Spirituality has always been tied to music, and the First Friday events will have plenty of that. Candice’s multi-talented husband Bruce Ley, a 40-year professional musician, will front a full five-piece band of veterans at the church every Friday night, and they won’t be playing the old hymns. “Our generation has our own hymns, I think, they just haven’t been played in a church environment before,” says Lawrence. Expect to hear the Beatles, Bob Dylan and the Temptations, and expect to hear them sung joyously, with a “choir” of guest singers (including Reynolds) lending their voices to the mix. Evenings will include poetry as well, and time for meditation. “I think these nights will be great for people who want to understand their humanity in terms of other people,” said Bist. “And people who have a desire to have some knowledge about the spiritual. They want to live their lives in a worthwhile way. That’s a Christian concept, but quite truthfully, it’s at the base of all faiths.” For Lawrence, the nights will be about community, a chance for people to come together after a busy week. “As long as people have an urge to do that, then this will be a place for them,” she said. The first “First Friday Soul Revival” will start at 7 pm on Friday, June 5. For more information, call 466-5202.

(Continued from page 1) Easton’s data, which said Clearview received 998 mm of precipitation between May 2008 and May 2009, up nearly 300 mm from the 10-year average of 711 mm for the municipality. Couple that with an early and heavy snow last fall, which kept the ground from freezing solid, and three melting events that went straight into the ground over the course of the winter, and you have a recipe for extremely high groundwater. Why this manifested in the two Sunnidale sites remains a bit of a mystery. Residents who spoke Monday night put forth several theories, including a beaver dam that’s been allowed to flourish near 9/10 Sideroad and a perhaps-faulty design principle on Michael Street that said all runoff from the site should be allowed to infiltrate back into the ground. On 9/10 Sideroad, the result has been flooded basements and a road so damaged that school buses are now refusing to use it. Somerville Nurseries, which grows Christmas trees in the area, has had to do serious trenching and piping to drain a field of trees that’s been under more than a foot of water. On Michael Street, 10 of the neighbourhood’s 12 homes are using multiple sump pumps to move millions of litres of water per day. Speaking on behalf of the Quanbury subdivision, Nino Lococo gave a different story, reading from his journal and describing three years of escalating water problems and limited feedback from Township staff. The discussion that followed the various presentations was wide-ranging and open, with Councillor Thom Paterson in particular urging Council to do whatever it takes to remedy the situation. But both Easton and Township engineer Don McNalty cautioned Council that water is extremely hard to manipulate or predict. Surface water problems could be remedied and have no effect on groundwater problems, for instance. McNalty also cautioned that if the Township gets into a large dewatering situation, the approvals process through the Ministry of Environment is long, cumbersome and possibly pricey. In the end, staff was instructed to bring a list of options, with costs, to Council on Monday, June 1 with regard to the Quanbury and 9/10 Sideroad situations. Michael Street is more complicated, and staff was instructed to bring forth a progress report, detailing what has been done by staff so far to help with that situation, at the same meeting.

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GOING THE EXTRA MILE FOR DAD The Huronia Motorcyle Ride For Dad made its annual visit to the Creemore, where members of the Creemore Legion ably cooked up lunch for more than 800 riders. While they were eating, we got to admire their bikes, which filled the parking lots of both the Legion and the Arena.


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Seen & Heard around Creemore DUNTROON PARK PROGRESS Eric Millar volunteered his time and tractor Wednesday afternoon to disc the sports field at Duntroon’s Islay Park. The fence has now been dismantled with the help of a team of volunteers and B&R Geothermal is due to arrive next week to scrape and stockpile the topsoil. In the background, Township employees can be seen removing posts. Theo and Rudy Meeser of Singhampton have now volunteered to lay down the light towers with their boom truck and are working on trying to have the trees affected by the playing field expansion removed at no cost to the community.


CREATIVITY IN INK NCPS Grade 5 student Tyler Lowden was excited to use the Mad & Noisy Gallery’s new tabletop printing press to create an original work of art this week. The gallery bought the press with the help of a community grant from Clearview Township, and artists Liz Eakins, Andrea Mueller and Sue Miller have been spending time in various NCPS classrooms showing students how the technology works. For more pictures, visit

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Isn’t spring wonderful? CREEMORE DISH

May can be such a lovely in the Oxford English month, in spite of the black Dictionary but I’m sure flies that appear to take you can trace its roots big chunks out of all of all the way to Scotland, us every time we venture where my Grandmother outside. The tulips are out, Logan learned her quaint the Farmers’ Market has turns of phrase. Its first Elaine opened, fresh asparagus is meaning takes me back to COLLIER now available by the ton, my childhood when Nana and Mill Street is finally (or my mother or both) getting paved. Our Mom and Dad might suspect I was not quite giving Canada geese who take up residence on them the whole story. Macker-upper our pond each year welcomed five new in that instance was equivalent to a little ones. I don’t know if everyone whopping big lie or stretching the truth else has noticed this around their house so much it was obvious. Not much but we’ve seen a marked increase in ever got past those ladies, and even the number and variety of birds flitting today my sisters and I use the term around the B&B this year. We’ve even ourselves when someone’s facts are spotted not one but two bluebirds getting embellished to fit the situation. relaxing on our back deck, which is It brings us all down to earth... really good news since these little birds Its second meaning? A macker-upper are an endangered species and need is something you throw together – you protecting. Isn’t spring wonderful? can either use leftovers or just toss Well, let’s move on from birds to food. whatever takes your fancy into a pot, And no, I’m not going to share a recipe cook and stir. Aha... isn’t that how that involves birds this week. Instead, new recipes are created? And this I’ve gone the vegetarian route, although week’s dish is something I created this dish could easily be accompanied on the fly this past weekend so it by some barbequed whatever for all definitely qualifies. Because of this, the you carnivores out there. The main measurements are approximate. Feel vegetable I used was eggplant, which I free to experiment or substitute because absolutely love and Stephen absolutely that’s the real joy of a making your own hates. The reason we haven’t divorced macker-upper! over eggplant yet is that when I eat it he Feedback is great and I would love eats something else! to hear from you. Drop me an email at The following recipe is what my family would have called a “mackerUntil next time, eat well, live upper.” You might not find this word well….

Macker-upper Spaghetti with Parmesan Cream Sauce Serves 2 as a Main Dish (as long as the second person is not Stephen) or 4 as a side dish (same rule applies) 1 medium size eggplant 1 red pepper 3 green onions 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 to 1 cup chicken broth 1/2 to 3/4 cup 35% cream 1/3 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese 8 ounces dry measure whole wheat spaghettiCut eggplant into 1/2 inch chunks and place in a bowl. Cut red peppers and green onions into 1/2 inch chunks and place in a separate bowl. In a large skillet over medium high heat, add EVOO and minced garlic; stir for a few minutes and then add eggplant. Stir fry eggplant for a few minutes more until lightly browned on all sides. Add 1/4 cup of the chicken broth to the skillet and reduce heat to medium low. Let eggplant simmer for about 5 minutes or until cooked through. If the eggplant continues to absorb all the chicken broth, add another 1/4 cup. Next add in the red pepper and green onions and stir fry for 2 minutes – again, if the mixture looks dry, add another 1/4 cup chicken broth. Then reduce heat to low, add 35% cream to skillet and stir. Let the vegetable mixture simmer for about 5 minutes – the cream will start to thicken up. Sprinkle 1/3 cup grated parmesan over top and stir to incorporate. If the sauce is too thick, add the last 1/4 cup of chicken broth. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the whole wheat spaghetti and cook, stirring occasionally until it is tender but still firm (al dente) about 7 minutes. Drain spaghetti and add to veggie mixture in the skillet. Using tongs, gently mix the pasta in so that it is evenly covered with the sauce. Sprinkle some additional parmesan cheese on top and serve immediately.



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DESTROY WEEDS Notice is hereby given to all persons in possession of land, in accordance with the Weed Control Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter W.5, Sections 3, 13, 16 and 23, that unless noxious weeds growing on their lands within the Corporation of the County of Dufferin are destroyed, by June 30, 2009 and throughout the season, The Corporation of the County of Dufferin may enter upon the said lands and have the weeds destroyed, charging the costs against the land, as set out in the Act. This does not apply to noxious weeds or weed seeds that are far enough away from any land used for agricultural or horticultural purposes that they do not interfere with that use. Please note that dandelions and purple loosestrife are NOT noxious weeds. This Notice is placed on behalf of the following County of Dufferin Municipalities: MUNICIPALITY CLERK Town of Shelburne John Telfer Township of East Luther Grand Valley Jane M. Wilson Township of Amaranth Susan Stone Township of East Garafraxa Susan Stone Township of Melancthon Denise Holmes Town of Mono Keith McNenly Township of Mulmur Terry Horner

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Getting ready to celebrate Canada in style by Craig Simpson Canada Day is still a month away, but plans are well under way to make it, if not the biggest celebration in Creemore’s history, certainly the biggest in recent memory. In fact, the Creemore Legion and super-organizer John Blohm began the

preparations for Canada Day almost immediately after their triumphant Santa Claus Parade. The goal was simple but highly ambitious – get all the community organizations involved and provide a variety of interesting and fun activities for all age groups. The list of events and exhibits is still growing, but suffice to

NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL SCREENING REVIEW AND PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE Skyway 124 Wind Farm Project Clearview Township and Grey-Highlands Township Installation of up to 15 Wind Turbines at 2-MW Each Skyway Wind Group is proposing to construct up to 15 wind turbines for a maximum of 30.0MW on agricultural lands it has leased in the Clearview Township, and Grey-Highlands Township. As a requirement prior to construction, the project is subject to the Ministry of the Environment’s Environmental Screening Process for Electricity projects over 2.0 megawatts (MW). The project will be located on leased lands within the study area shown in the map below.

Please note that this Notice of Commencement replaces the one issued by Skyway Energy Group in January 2008. The difference between this one and the old Notice of Commencement is the expanded study area and increased number of wind turbines. The Process The Environmental Screening Report (“ESR”) will be prepared as required under Ontario Regulation 116/01 of the Environmental Assessment Act. The ESR is being completed as required for a Category B project under the Ministry of the Environment’s Environmental Screening Process for electricity projects as outlined in their “Guide to Environmental Assessment Requirements for Electricity Projects (March 2001)”. Where applicable, the project will also have regard for federal requirements. The proponent will work with the appropriate federal agencies to ensure the project meets the requirements for a screening level study under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. Come to the Open House Skyway Wind Group encourages members of the public to participate in the environmental screening review process by attending Open House or contacting us directly with comments or questions. Information on the project can also be found at the following web site: The public is welcome to attend an Open House to discuss the proposed project and the ESR process. The details of the Open House are as follows: Date: Location: Time:

Tuesday June 2, 2009 Frank MacIntyre Building 250 Owen Sound Street, Dundalk, ON 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

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say that starting at 1 pm there will be an amazing array of things to do and enjoy until the traditional Canada Day fireworks go off after dark. From now until our final issue prior to Canada Day the Echo will feature some of the activities that will be part of this special day.

Game On!

Laura Yates calls it road hockey; Tony Fry calls it street hockey; and both insist they are right. Tony says, “there is a special ball,” and Laura says, “any old tennis ball will do.” John Blohm says, “Stop you two. It’s all about having fun, so just organize it!” And that is what they have done. Lucky Duck On Canada Day there will be two To raise money for the Street Hockey tournaments played fireworks the planning on Veterans Way, sponsored by committee has planned The Old Mill Pub. The first will go the Great Creemore from 2-4 pm for boys and girls ages Duck Race down the 13-16; the second from 4-6pm for Mad River for Saturday, 10-12 year olds. The street will be June 27 at 3 pm. Bill blocked off, two playing surfaces Bendell will be in charge will be painted, nets will be in place of releasing all the rubber and referees on hand to ensure ducks under the Caroline safety and fun are had by all. Street Bridge, and then A team will be comprised of overseeing the finishing Bill with his duck three players and a goalie. Equipment is line at the foot of Mill Street to determine very simple: a stick, gloves, and maybe the winner. some shin pads. Goalies may like a little So how do you get your duck in more protection including a helmet, this race that pays $300 to the winner? or in a pinch, ski goggles will do. But Just come by the Echo office and buy remember, Fun is the name of the game, a ticket for $2 or three tickets for $5. and the refs will be geared up to make The number(s) on your ticket(s) will sure that happens. be painted on your duck(s), which will There is only room for 8 teams per then work their way down the Mad age group so hurry to register. Teams of River. You can also buy tickets from four can be phoned in to Laura Yates at Legion members. 466-6844. Please include a contact name This race has the makings of yet and phone number in your message. This another great Creemore tradition, and is also an opportunity for teens to earn will be a great kickoff to the Canada community service hours as referees. Day festivities. So get your tickets Those interested please call Laura. soon.

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FORM 6 • MUNICIPAL ACT, 2001 LAND BY PUBLIC TENDER • RATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CLEARVIEW Take Notice that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land(s) described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on 24 June 2009, at the Municipal Office, 217 Gideon Street, P.O. Box 200, Stayner, Ontario L0M 1S0. The tenders will then be opened in public on the same day at 3:00 p.m. at the Municipal Office, 217 Gideon Street P.O. Box 200, Stayner. Property Description(s): Roll No. 43 29 010 002 03601 0000, 402 Warrington Rd, PIN:74022-0130(LT), PT LT 8 E OF FRONT ST E PL 72 NOTTAWASAGA AS IN RO316100; CLEARVIEW, File 07-01. Minimum Tender Amount: $6,631.50

Property Description(s): Roll No. 43 29 010 002 04903 0000, PIN: 58238-0019(LT), PT LT 26 CON 1 NOTTAWASAGA PT 3, R744; CLEARVIEW, File 07-03. Minimum Tender Amount: $7,090.57 Property Description(s): Roll No. 43 29 010 002 04933 0000, PIN: 58238-0043(LT), PT LT 26 CON 1 NOTTAWASAGA PT 33, R744; CLEARVIEW, File 07-07. Minimum Tender Amount: $5,642.13 Property Description(s): Roll No. 43 29 010 002 04935 0000, PIN: 58238-0009(LT), PT LT 26 CON 1 NOTTAWASAGA PT 35, R744; CLEARVIEW, File 07-08. Minimum Tender Amount: $5,895.36 Property Description(s): Roll No. 43 29 010 002 04936 0000, PIN: 58238-0010(LT), PT LT 26 CON 1 NOTTAWASAGA PT 36, R744; CLEARVIEW, File 07-09. Minimum Tender Amount: $5,662.21 Property Description(s):Roll No. 43 29 010 002 11458 0000, 2 Murray Cres, PIN: 74028-0096(LT), PT LT 26 CON 2 NOTTAWASAGA PT 61 R709; S/T EXECUTION 93-02113, IF ENFORCEABLE; S/T EXECUTION 93-02602, IF ENFORCEABLE; CLEARVIEW, File 07-10. Minimum Tender Amount: $9,353.61 Property Description(s): Roll No. 43 29 010 003 43618 0000, PIN: 58240-0153(LT), PT LT 31 CON 3 NOTTAWASAGA PT 40, R576; CLEARVIEW, File 07-12. Minimum Tender Amount: $4,464.15 Property Description(s): Roll No. 43 29 010 003 43900 0000, PIN: 58240-0234(LT), PT LT 32 CON 3 NOTTAWASAGA PT 299, R706; CLEARVIEW, File 07-13. Minimum Tender Amount: $6,349.80 Property Description(s): Roll No. 43 29 010 003 43938 0000, PIN: 58240-0176(LT), PT LT 31 CON 3 NOTTAWASAGA PT 337, R707; CLEARVIEW, File 07-15. Minimum Tender Amount: $4,972.09 Property Description(s): Roll No. 43 29 010 005 00916 0000, 2125 Conc 5 N Notta, PIN: 58243-0111(LT), PT LT 34 CON 5 NOTTAWASAGA AS IN RO702025; S/T DEBTS IN RO702025; CLEARVIEW, File 07-17. Minimum Tender Amount: $6,090.73

Property Description(s): Roll No. 43 29 010 006 02500 0000, 4203 County Rd 124, PIN: 74052-0008(LT), PT LT 11 E/S HURONTARIO ST PL 52 NOTTAWASAGA PT 1, 51R10022; S/T EXECUTION 00-02537, IF ENFORCEABLE; S/T EXECUTION 98-02286, IF ENFORCEABLE; S/T EXECUTION 99-01023, IF ENFORCEABLE; CLEARVIEW. PROPERTY MAY BE SUBJECT TO AN INTEREST IN FAVOUR OF THE CROWN. File 07-18. Minimum Tender Amount: $62,484.44 Property Description(s): Roll No. 43 29 010 011 17300 0000, 8914 County Rd 9, PIN:58227-0033(LT), PT LT 7 CON 9 NOTTAWASAGA AS IN RO1266129; CLEARVIEW, File 07-28. Minimum Tender Amount: $14,922.50

Property Description(s): Roll No. 43 29 010 012 04191 0000, PIN: 58252-0100(LT), PT S1/2 LT 37 CON 11 NOTTAWASAGA PT 91, R727A; CLEARVIEW, File 07-29. Minimum Tender Amount: $5,747.35 Property Description(s): Roll No. 43 29 010 012 04192 0000, PIN: 58252-0099(LT), PT S1/2 LT 37 CON 11 NOTTAWASAGA PT 92, R727A; CLEARVIEW, File 07-30. Minimum Tender Amount: $5,594.59 Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order or of a bank draft or cheque certified by a bank or trust corporation payable to the municipality (or board) and representing at least 20 per cent of the tender amount. Except as follows, the municipality makes no representation regarding the title to or any other matters relating to the land(s) to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers. This sale is governed by the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules made under that Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes and the relevant land transfer tax. The municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser. Note: G.S.T. may be payable by successful purchaser. For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender, contact: www. or if no internet access available, contact: Mrs. Lynn Williams, Tax Collector, The Corporation of the Township of Clearview, 217 Gideon St. PO Box 200, Stayner Ontario, L0M 1S0 (705) 428-6230 ext 227

SURPLUS EQUIPMENT TOWNSHIP OF CLEARVIEW SURPLUS EQUIPMENT The Township of Clearview will be receiving quotes on company letterhead until: 12 Noon, Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 for the following items: 1. One-1992 John Deere 510 4X4 Loader Backhoe. 2. One-1988 Chevrolet Fire Rescue Van Unit 44 3. One-1980 S/A Fire Pumper 4. One Utility shed, dimensions of 12’-5” x 8’-9” Equipment may be viewed at the Township of Clearview Public Works Building, located at 5833 27/28 Sideroad Nottawasaga during the hours of 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Utility Shed may be viewed at the Duntroon Community Center 9025 County Road #91 The Township reserves the right to refuse any or all quotes. For more information contact: Steve Sage Deputy-Director of Public Works Township of Clearview 217 Gideon St, Box 200 Stayner ON L0M 1S0 (705) 428-6230 ext 228 or email Clearview Township Box 200, 217 Gideon St. Stayner, ON L0M 1S0 705-428-6230

Clearview Library News by Michele McKenzie Are there pesky library late fines lurking in your life? Erase them and help the Stayner Food Bank at the same time by bringing in non-perishable food donations or Canadian Tire Money into any of the three branches of the Clearview Public Library. The Library is launching an Amnesty and Food Drive on Saturday, June 6 at the Clearview Township’s Celebration of the International Trails Day taking place at Stayner Collegiate Institute. We will also host a library outreach book sale at this event and will be selling all printed materials for $2 a stuffed bag – in any

size of bag that you bring from home. The Amnesty will be in place from opening hours of Saturday, June 6 to closing hours on Saturday, June 13 at the Creemore, Stayner and Sunnidale branches. Glenda Newbatt is busily organizing the TD Summer Reading Program featuring “the Agent 009 – License to Read theme.” We are looking for two summer students to help present the literary and arts and crafts programs at this time. Applications will be accepted addressed to CEO Jennifer La Chapelle until Tuesday, June 9. Remember we open every weekday night from 7 to 9 now!



INTERNATIONAL TRAILS DAY Clearview Township Celebrates International Trails Day June 6 at Stayner Collegiate

Walk, Run or Cycle Featuring a book sale by Clearview Public Library Entertainment Provided by Grey Matters 9:00am – Cycle the Train Trail to Collingwood 10:00am – Official Kick-Off with Mayor Ferguson 10:15am – Walk or Run the Train Trail Interpretive Trail Walk for all ages 11:30am – Fundraising BBQ For more information, contact Jacqueline Soczka at (705) 428-6230 x 264

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY PARKS/ARENA OPERATOR Reporting directly to the Parks/Recreation Administrator, the successful candidate will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of parks, sports facilities and cemeteries. The successful candidate will also provide support to the general public Qualifications: 1. Ontario Secondary School Diploma. 2. Knowledge of building maintenance and repairs including general carpentry, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, painting, structural repairs, janitorial services and playgrounds. 3. Ability to operate and perform routine maintenance and minor repairs on riding lawn mowers, tractors, ice resurfacers, related equipment and various hand tools. 4. Successful candidate should be prepared to do shift work including weekends, work outside for 6 months of the year, must be physically capable to perform all activities in this area of work(i.e. lifting, climbing, working above ground level on ladders, scaffolds, upright lifts, etc.) 5. Possess or willing to obtain First Aid Certification, CPR, propane training, WHMIS. 6. DZ Licence as well as completion of any recreation related courses would be an asset. 7. Work well independently, good written, verbal and communications skills. Please submit resumes in confidence no later than 1:00 pm Wednesday June 10th, 2009 to. Human Resources Township of Clearview 217 Gideon St. Box 200 Stayner ON L0M1SO Email: Or by Fax 705-428-0288 Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Information gathered is under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used only for candidate selection purposes.

Clearview Township Box 200, 217 Gideon St. Stayner, ON L0M 1S0 705-428-6230


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Mad River Golf Club 705-428-3671 A plumber attended to a leaking faucet at a neurosurgeon's house. After a two-minute job the plumber demanded $150. The neurosurgeon exclaimed, “I don't charge this amount even though I am a surgeon." The plumber replied, "I agree, you are right. I too, did not, when I was a surgeon. That's why I switched to plumbing!"

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â&#x20AC;˘ THE CREEMORE ECHO â&#x20AC;˘

Friday, May 29, 2009


Braves win a pair, including first at home by Craig Simpson The Braves won consecutive league games this past week, including their first victory on their home diamond at Gowan Park. Brad Grieveson, whose hand injury had kept him sidelined in the early going, pitched his first game of the season against Aurora and earned the 5-3 win. Grieveson struck out 10 batters and allowed only 4 hits. Leading the Braves offense were Bryan Post and Dan Gowan with two hits apiece. Ryan Bartley had the same pitching line â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10 strikeouts and 4 hits â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 6-2 win over Mansfield Tuesday

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Spencer Beelin

night. Creemore banged out 10 hits, including 2 by Jeff Akitt and a solo homer by Spencer Beelin. Upcoming action has Creemore

hosting Angus next Tuesday at 6:30 pm and then travelling to New Lowell on Wednesday to play Clearview also at 6:30.

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PROFESSIONAL GROOMING FOR ALL BREEDS 31 Caroline St. E East entrance OPEN Mon-Fri Call for appointments

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Custom Carpentry Hardwood Floors Decks & Fencing Drywall Taping Painting Basement finishing



Computer Repairs

General Contracting Renovations & Repairs

Make one call - we do it all Over 30 years experience

Neil I McAvoy 705.466.3804



Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

We weed, prune, edge, plant, water, cultivate, topdress, etc. JOHN L. FERRIS Barrister & Solicitor

190 Mill Street T 705-466-3888

(705) 445-8713 Call Rose (really)


Simply Painting Spend $250 & get a $25 Home Hardware Gift Certificate

Paul Briggs Master Painter

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Specializing in residential & commercial lawn maintenance

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Customized maintenance for your estate or weekend property OWNED AND OPERATED BY ANDREW GROHAL


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PLUMBER Jason Gardner

Interlocking Stone Carpentry and Renovations Painting and Drywall Asphalt Shingles Evan Dodd Contractor - Creemore Phone (705) 730-3915




Qualified service for all your plumbing needs

Servicing Creemore and surrounding area

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Professional Masonry New Work and Repair Services

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60th Wedding Anniversary Come & Go Tea for George & Irene Gollinger on Saturday, June 6 at the Farm. Best wishes only.

Professional Property Maintenance and Repairs. Fully Insured. Call THE LITTLE FIX IT COMPANY. Ask for John. Daytime (705) 434-8061, evenings (705) 424-2810.

Alex Aldcorn’s 80th Birthday Celebration on Friday, June 12 at Honeywood Arena at 7 pm. Bring along your musical instruments & dancing shoes or just come for an evening of visiting & toe tapping! No gifts please!

GARAGE SALE Hope Acres Garage Sale from 8 am to noon. Please call (705) 466-3435 for more information or directions.

FOR RENT APARTMENT for rent. Call Jug City at (705) 466-2025. APARTMENT for rent. Main St. Creemore. Heat included hydro extra. 2 bedroom $650. 1 Bedroom $550. Bachelor $450. Call 445-0660. 2 bedroom APARTMENT available mid June. $675/month heat included, hydro extra. Call 466-2356 after 6 pm. HOUSE for Rent – Chalet-style 3 bedroom w/big backyard and large deck in the village of Creemore. Board and baton shed. Appliances included. $1100 plus utilities. Available immediately. (705) 520-0111. Ask for Steve.

WANTED TO RENT SUMMER RENTALWANTED! Couple of city dwellers seek country retreat for the summer. Peace, quiet, fresh air & a simply furnished house would be ideal. June to September. Within 2 hours of Toronto. Contact

WANTED PREVIOUSLY APPRECIATED ART wanted for Silent Art Auction, the Station on the Green fundraiser on Saturday, June 13. Tax receipts will be issued for sale value. Contact Paul at 466-3422 or Rowlie at 466-3021.

HELP WANTED HELP WANTED. Pair of strong helpers for a week of outdoor work. Invoves mulching gardens. Must be able to run small tractors and lawnmowers. Will pay $15 per hour. Call Jane at (519) 538-9071. Clearview Public Library is seeking 2 Children’s Summer Activity Program Assistants. Applicants must be between 15 and 30 years of age and must also have been a full-time students during the previous academic year and be intending to return in the Fall. Both positions are 30 hours per week for 8 weeks and include day, evening and Saturday hours. Experience in developing children’s programming is an asset. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills and have reliable transportation as both positions will work at a number of locations. Please submit resumes by Tuesday, June 9 to J.La Chapelle, CEO, Clearview Public Library, 201 Huron St. Box 160, Stayner, On L0M 1S0 or by fax (705) 428-3595.

BULLDOZING & EXCAVATING – Driveways & grading; land clearing; property cleanup; fence-line improvements. Call Bruce Kidd at (705) 466-6728. Experienced HOUSE CLEANER is now taking clients in the Creemore area. References available. Call Lesley on (705) 424-2810.

THANK YOU A big thank you to the Mad and Noisy Gallery and Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society for facilitating the Stayner Collegiate Institute Student Show. Thanks also to Ben, Chuck, Paul and Besh for making great music and especially Liz and Kim for helping so much. This was a terrific learning experience for all of us students – especially me. Lucas Gordon Thank you to all those who came out and supported Mollie Doodle’s new book release on Saturday. “darci-que, emily and mollie too! Really, really, really appreciate you.”

UPCOMING DAY CAMPS Camp in Your Own Backyard from Monday, June 29 to Friday, July 3 at Knox Presbyterian Church, Dunedin. This fun & free camp is brought to you by Cairn Presbyterian Camping & Retreat Centres & hosted by the church. For kids 5 to 14. 9 am to 4 pm each day. Register now 466-2296. Grand Canyon Adventure from Monday, July 20 to Friday, July 24 at St. Luke’s Anglican Church. Watch for details. To register, call 466-2206. Medieval Kingdom from Tuesday, August 4 to Thursday, August 6 at New Lowell United Church from 9 to noon. Register quickly, limited space. 424-6497.

CLASSES / LESSONS FULFILL YOUR DREAM. Learn how to ride with an Equine Canada Certified Coach in Glencairn. Outdoor lessons available weekday, evenings & weekends. Call (705) 466-3705.


CUT & DRIED FLOWER FARM Sunday, June 7th from 9 am to 5 pm. First ever Potcycle Day at Cut & Dried Flower Farm. Help save the environment & some dollars too! Bring all your empty plastic plant pots & trays to be reused & recycled to receive 10% off plant purchases. Households only. Supported by the Township of Adjala Tosorontio. 8530 Conc 3, Glencairn. (705) 424-9319

DEATH NOTICE BARBER, Eldon Keith. Lost his valiant fight with cancer on Sunday, May 24, 2009 at Leisureworld Creedan Valley at the age of 75, his wife Lois of 51 years by his side. He will be missed by his children Colleen Stamp (Garry), Dale White (Andrew), Ray (Tracey), Lynn Marshall (Tom), grandchildren Tara, Sabrina, Jason and Amy, Denielle and Devan, Cory and Kyle, Nicole and Lucas and 6 great grandchildren. Beloved son of Ruth. Brother of Wayne, Mary Barber-Rowbotham (Denis), Glenn. Predeceased by father George and brother Norman. Eldon was long time proprietor of Barber’s Delicatessen in Stayner and was an avid sportsman enjoying hunting and fishing. A Celebration of Life Come and Go Tea to take place on Saturday, May 30 from 1 to 4 pm at 217 Jane Street, Stayner, Ontario. Arrangements entrusted to Peaceful Transition Inc. 739-0739. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Duck Race Down the River



Saturday, May 23 & Sunday, May 24 Native Trees & Shrubs at Not So Hollow Farm is open to the public from 8 am to 3 pm. Located at 838369 4th Line E Mulmur. 466-6290 natives@

Get your tickets for the Creemore Legion’s

Friday, May 29, 2009 •

60¢ per word. Min $15 (inc gst) Submit by 5 pm Tuesday Email Call (705) 466-9906 • Fax (705) 466-9908 Classifieds online at

5 bedroom Victorian HOUSE renovated & fully-furnished. Washer/dryer, A/C, piano, cable, phone, BBQ, long-term from June to November. $1800/month, references required. (705) 466-3423.

AFFAIRS BAKERY&CAFE Affairs Bakery & Cafe is serving Fish & Chips and Quarter Chicken Dinners from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm & 5 to 7 pm on Fridays.

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT Mark and Jenny Coughlin are happy to announce the safe arrival of

Rachel Lyn and Lauren Joan born May 17, 2009 Great-granddaughters of Murray Stephens and Lorne & Barb Birch. Granddaughters of Jim & Linda Gregory, Greg Coughlin, and Donald & Joan Gordon. Canadiana Antiques & Nostalgia

AUCTION Saturday, May 30 @ 10am Lilac Down Farm, 3249 Airport Rd, Creemore, ON

For the estate of auctioneer and antiques picker, the late Les Black of Stayner to feature A large selection of Simcoe & Grey County Canadiana country furniture, a large collection of general store & occupational advertising signs, petroliana, nostalgia, architectural antiques, folkart, country primitives & collectibles, etc. B.B.Q. lunch, Washroom

support the Canada Day Festivities

Auctioneer John B Simpson ICCA

Available at Creemore Echo and the Legion


FOR SALE SUNFILM BALE WRAP by the skid or roll. Call Jim Steed at 466-3017.

Last weekend to see

Heather O’Connor

open 7 days a week • 466 -3400 134 Mill St. Creemore

TOP DOG Mollie Doodle was on her best behaviour at last weekend’s book launch in her honour. At left, Emily gives her dog a hug while above, darci-que and Mollie work hard at signing copies of The Adventures of Mollie Doodle – Let’s Make Friends.



Friday, May 29, 2009

The storied history of the North Dufferin Baseball League SPORTS ZONE

Back in the old days, baseball was the sport that captured the imagination of sports-minded people and even others who got caught in the euphoria. This region was no different. Lancelot Alex C.A. Strothers, a wealthy HARGRAVE sportsman from Hornings Mills, started the North Dufferin Baseball League in 1930; it remains Ontario’s oldest hardball league. Honeywood, Shelburne and two teams from Hornings Mills became the first teams in the league, with Honeywood winning the bragging rights that initial year. The following season, Strothers donated the silver L.C.A. Strothers Cup to be awarded to the best team in the league. And it wasn’t long after teams merged and more villages and hamlets jumped onto the bandwagon. Mansfield joined the NDBL in 1932 and Creemore entered in 1937, winning their first championship in 1938. Fifteen more were to follow, a league best. An interesting statistic from that 1938 championship series was Creemore outscoring Hornings Mills 75-42, an average of 29 runs per game. During the war years the Strothers Cup was not awarded, although men who did not go overseas still picked up the bat and ball. In 1945, the league resumed and the players were back playing the game. The Creemore club was led by stalwarts Bill Gowan and Roy ‘Tippy’ Tipling. Tippy, by the way, was one of the original founding league players and served on the league executive for many years. Bill entered the league in 1937, where he pitched, played third base, caught and hit around .400 every year. Gowan later coached and managed Creemore teams, umpired, took over the umpire in chief duties and got the annual awards ceremonies going. He was the first of many Gowans to play for Creemore, influence the NDBL, and keep the game in town. Appropriately and respectfully,

the ballpark in Creemore is named after the Gowan family. Creemore’s second championship came in 1952, which was the league’s first best four out of seven series. It took seven games to win over Hornings Mills. Shelburne was the dominant force during the 1950s, while Clarksburg and Lisle each won three in the 1960s. After many years of absence, a group of youngsters, under the tutelage of Carl Gowan, re-entered the league in 1966. It didn’t take them long to mature into excellent ball players winning the league in 1968 and 1969. Their success was in the good pitching of Randy MacMullan and Bruce Gowan and the good hitting of players like Paul Walker and Rick McArthur. In 1970, Creemore took another hiatus from the NDBL to play the in the South Simcoe Baseball League and wouldn’t return until 1978. New Lowell was the dominant team of the 1970s during league play, but did not win their first championship until 1977. They won again in 1978 but Creemore came back into the league once again, loaded with talent with Barry Corby and Rick and Terry Gowan leading the way. Dan Gowan was a member on that team, just a kid playing with men. Creemore went on to win their fourth title. The following two years New Lowell earned the Strothers Cup. In the 1980s, Paul Carruthers took a group of talented athletes in the Stayner area and turned them into ball players. Their pitchers, Glenn ‘Pork’ Carruthers, Tim ‘Noodle’ Newlove and Rick Zeggil were the league’s best. They had speed on the base paths; the best catcher in Jim Halliday; Tim Dickey and Rick Walker played the middle infield. Everyone could hit. Stayner dominated winning four times before Creemore Barons became a dynasty in 1987. Rick Coker was the pitcher in 1987 and he simply fooled and intimidated the Stayner batters in the championship. From 1987 to 1997 Creemore won the cup seven times and reached the finals three other

times. Terry and Dan Gowan pitched, Mike Kinghan, Brent Millsap came into his own, the Zeggil brothers Gord and Rick donned the red Barons’ jerseys, and the Barons were quite simply feared throughout the league. Good things do come to an end, and because of attrition Creemore was unable to keep a seniors team in the league. In 1998 the Barons took a leave of absence from the NDBL. There were two teams in Creemore though. Pete “Hammer” Kinghan was passionate about baseball and decided to start a junior team, which he called the Braves. Hammer’s teams included many crackerjack ball players and were almost unbeatable in the NDBL Junior League, winning game after game, championship after championship. They won several provincial championships as well. In the year 2000, Hammer’s players were getting older and he decided to take them into the senior league. That year they reached the finals and lost to New Lowell, the Knights second title in a row. Ivy and New Lowell traded championship winning years until 2005 when Creemore won their 13th title. Hammer’s guys won the next three giving the Braves four in a row, a milestone that had never been accomplished in the league’s history. This season the club hopes to win their fifth consecutive championship. A final note about Dan Gowan, that youngster on the 1978 championship team. Dan has gone on to win 12 more titles, 11 with Creemore and 1 with New Lowell, and is still playing today. He has won more NDBL championships than anyone in league history, a record that will probably Dan Gowan stand for all time.

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May 29, 2009  
May 29, 2009