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The Creemore

ECHO

Friday, June 26, 2009

Vol. 09 No. 26

News and views in and around Creemore

SCI REMAINS IN LIMBO After 4.5 hours of debate, Trustees no closer to decision on high schools by Brad Holden The Accomodation Review process dealing with high schools in north Simcoe County ground to a halt Monday night after Simcoe County District School Board Trustees debated for fourand-a-half hours without passing a single motion. Itself an extension of a regular board meeting on June 17 during which Trustees did not get to the local ARC due to a heavy agenda, Monday’s meeting was eventually adjourned at 11 pm after hours of futile debate. The date and time of the next meeting is now at the call of Chair Diane Firman, who told the frustrated capacity crowd that notice would be put on the board’s website

when a meeting was scheduled. The conundrum the Trustees now find themselves in has reached nearepic proportions, and perhaps the only solution is one that has been offered by Simcoe County Warden Tony Guergis in a letter delivered to the Board this week. Guergis offered to form a lobby group with School Board representatives to ask the Ministry of Education to clarify funding levels provided to the region. “Simcoe County is consistently at the bottom of the funding scale and we need to be addressing our concerns as regional service providers,” he said. “When we act together we have a stronger voice.” The uncertainty of funding is one of the biggest stumbling blocks to a successful solution of the ARC dilemma. In private, more than one trustee has been (See “Trustees” on page 3)

COUNCIL APPROVES ITS OWN GROWTH PLAN by Craig Simpson Brushing aside the recent provincial report titled Simcoe Area: A Strategic Vision for Growth that allocated a population growth of only 4,200 people between now and 2031, Council approved a plan that would add between 5,100 and 6,800 new residential units in that same time frame. This was positioned not as an act of defiance, but rather one of sticking to plans for “controlled growth” that have been in the making for years. Planning Director Michael Wynia was unequivocal in his belief that this approach would be perfectly acceptable, citing a sentence in the latest Provincial document that states, “this growth plan will not apply to subdivision applications convened prior to the growth plan coming into effect.” Wynia has held to this interpretation

of how to deal with these so-called “transition units” throughout the series of policy statements issued by the province starting with Places to Grow in 2005. In response to questioning from Councillor Thom Paterson, he acknowledged that any disconnect between his interpretation and this most recent Provincial position “will be decided at the OMB and in the courts.” Whereupon Mayor Ken Ferguson reminded everyone of his position that the Township was not going to spend any money on legal fees in any lawsuits brought by developers. Deputy Mayor Alicia Savage stated that her initial disappointment with the Province’s latest declaration was based on the lack of respect and cooperation shown to the major efforts expended by all the constituent representatives (See “Growth” on page 14)

ARRIVING IN STYLE Zachary Whitley enlisted his grandfather Dalton Lowe to drive him and his classmate Nathan Kacarevich to Wednesday’s NCPS Grade 8 graduation in Dalton’s Model A Ford. Others arrived in a variety of ways, including a white limousine, a grey Gator and the back of a pickup truck. For more pictures of the glamorous evening, see page 8 or visit www.creemore.com.

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Friday, June 26, 2009

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This Weekend

Sunday, June 28

Friday, June 26 • St. Paul’s Anglican Church Strawberry Supper, Singhampton from 5 to 7 pm. Beef, salads, strawberries & cake. Adults $12, children under 12 $6, 5 and under free.

Saturday, June 27

• Strawberry Pancake Breakfast at Fernwood Farms from 7:30 to 11 am. $4 per person. 7865 Hwy 26, just north of Stayner. • Traditional Strawberry Shortcake at the Market from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at Creemore Farmers’ Market. Prepared & served by Creemore Tree Committee. Free draw for CTC golf shirt or hat. For details call 466-3126 or 466-2966. • Curiosity House Books, in co-operation with the Creemore Farmers’ Market, welcomes renowned

Canadian cookbook author Rose Murray for an appearance and book signing of A Taste of Canada from 10 am to noon at the market & 2 to 4 pm at the bookstore. (705) 466-3400. • Annual Jerk Festival at Angie’s Place, 5968 27/28 Sideroad just north of Stayner, from 2 to 10 pm. Live music with “The Average Joes”. $15 per person, $25 per couple includes delicious dinner at Angie’s. Call (705) 428-0591 for more information. • Mad River Duck Race. 3 pm launch at Caroline Street Bridge. Watch which duck wins the $300 prize at Mad River Park, south end of Mill Street at about 3:15 pm. In support of Canada Day Fireworks. • Avening United Church Women regretfully announce the cancellation of their June 27th Strawberry Supper.

• Church Directory is on page 3. • Dunedin Cemetery Service at 2 pm. • Christ Church, Banda Cemetery Service at 2 pm. • 70th Coe-Duffin Reunion. Sunday, June 28 at 2 pm. Supper at 5:30 pm. at Marie Kidd’s residence, 998140 Mulmur Tosorontio Townline, Lisle. • “Summer in the Silo” Opening Reception at 2 pm. Come meet the artists & celebrate summer at a special show and sale of 50 plus original works by talented local Orangeville Art Group artists. Dufferin County Museum and Archives, Highway 89 & Airport Rd. 705-435-1881 or 1-877941-7787. www.dufferinmuseum.com events@ dufferinmuseum.com. Show runs to August 23. • Lavender Cemetery Service at 4 pm.

Upcoming Events Wednesday, July 8

Tuesday, June 30 • Brad & Sara are at 97.7 The Beach at 9 am this morning to talk “All Things Creemore”. • The Creemore School Reunion on Saturday, August 1 & Sunday, August 2 would appreciate the registration and dinner fees for the event be submitted by today. Please send payment to Murray Skinkle, 3 Wellington Street West, Creemore L0M 1G0.

Wednesday, July 1

• Canada Day in Creemore. See page 20 for all activities. • Brunch at Creemore Legion Lounge from 10:30 am to noon. Ladies Auxiliary invite you to come & have brunch. All you can eat. $7 for adults, $4 for under 10. Scrambled eggs, peameal bacon, French toast, chili, muffins, toast, bagel, fruit, coffee/tea/ juice. All are welcome. • 1 st Annual Tree Planting on Canada Day. Creemore Tree Committee will have an awareness booth at Creemore Legion with the Nottawasaga Conservation Authority. Contest. Win a sweatshirt. Buy a ticket on the quilt! All proceeds to help plant a row of shade trees at the Creemore Fire Station. • 43rd Annual Duntroon to Stayner Road Race. Free. Preregister at 8 am at Duntroon Public School, race begins at 8:30 am. Walkers & bikers will begin on their own at 7:30 am. No registration for them. Finish is at Stayner Community Centre. Call (705) 428-0401 for more information. • Honeywood/Hornings Mills United Church Annual Strawberry Supper from 5 to 7pm at the Honeywood Arena. Adults $12, children $7. Pre-schoolers are free.

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• Music in the Park at Station Park, Stayner from 7 to 9 pm. The Georgian Sound Big Band performs tonight. Bring your own lawnchair.

Friday, July 3

• ***Postponed until this fall**First Friday Soul Revival. Thank you for attending the first Soul Revival in June. We’ll rock again this fall. Watch for details.

Saturday, July 4

• Creemore Vertical Challenge. 25 & 50 K running race starts at 9 am at Conc 3 & 6/5 Sideroad (just south of Creemore). Part of Ontario Trail & Ultra series. Volunteers welcome! Call 466-3253 or www. ouser.org for more info. • 13th Annual Heritage Day. Concert at Station Park, Stayner from noon to 4 pm. Pancake breakfast at Jubilee Presbyterian Church from 7 to 10:30 am, Parade at 11 am. Draws & prizes at 3:30 pm. Food fair, booths, fun for the kids. Sponsored by Stayner Heritage Society. • Opening Reception from 2 to 5 pm for “Silicamorphous” an exhibit of glass, featuring artists Steve Collier, Eleanor Brownridge & Beth Grant. Exhibit runs until July 27, 2009 at the Mad & Noisy Gallery, 154 Mill Street, Creemore. For information (705) 4665555 www.madandnoisy.com.

Tuesday, July 7 to Saturday, July 11

• Theatre Collingwood presents Sexy Laundry by Michele Riml, a Lighthouse Festival Theatre Production at the Gayety Theatre. A hilarious comedy about two empty-nesters. For tickets contact Theatre Collingwood (705) 445-2200 (866) 382-2200 info@theatrecollingwood.com.

Thursday, July 9

• 1st Annual Golf Tournament by North Dufferin Agricultural & Community Taskforce (NDACT) at Shelburne Golf Club, Cty Rd 124. 18 hole scramble: register at 10:30 am & tee-off at 11 am. Dinner & Auction Fundraiser at 6 pm. $150 per golfer includes 18 holes, power cart, dinner, silent auction. $55 per person for dinner & silent auction. All proceeds to NDACT. For tickets contact (705) 435-3780 daytime only or Kathy@alspec.ca or info@ndact.com. • Music in the Park at Station Park, Stayner from 7 to 9 pm. Sheesham and Lotus performs tonight Appalachian-style music. Bring your own lawnchair.

Sunday, July 12

• Rob Roy United Church Annual Beef BBQ from 4:30 to 7 pm. Music by Naomi Bristow & Matthew Lawrence. For tickets, call 445-4828.

Saturday, July 18

• Flower Day in Creemore. Hosted by Creemore Horticultural Society. Flower Show at Station on the Green. Watch for details. • Annual Tractor Rally starting in Dunedin at 10 am. Antique tractors make a trek for the day. Call Jim Adam at (705) 466-2690 for details. • Mark your calendar for a Roast Beef Supper at Dunedin Hall from 4:30 to 7 pm. Proceeds to community projects. Watch for more details next week.

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It was a tense scene at the School Board Monday night, complete with security guards, a frustrated audience and Trustees who could not reach a decision.

Trustees go ‘round in circles on fate of north Simcoe high schools (Continued from page 1) heard to say that the ARC process is fundamentally flawed because members are asked to come up with elaborate solutions without being given any idea of how the Ministry actually funds the school system, and how important the funding question is to any decision the Board eventually makes. Funding shortfalls were what made the ARC necessary in the first place, in that the Board currently has an excess of empty spaces in its high schools. And since operational funding comes from the Province on a per-student basis, empty spaces are a financial drain on the operating budget. But in certain parts of the County, attendance is rising and buildings are crumbling. The Board has applied for capital funding from the Province for a new school to replace Barrie Central, but has been turned down in recent funding announcements. And the message from

the Ministry has been, “until you get your accommodation problems sorted out, you’ll receive no funding for growth or replacement schools.” That led the Board to look at the Midland/Penetanguishene area, where enrolments are declining and two high schools are operating in close proximity and significantly under capacity – Penetanguishene Secondary School, with an on-the-ground capacity of 705 and a 2008 population of 460, and Midland Secondary School, with an onthe-ground capacity of 1,527 and a 2008 population of 1,005. If you’re going to look at schools in Midland and Penetang, you can’t ignore Elmvale District Secondary School, just down the road in Elmvale. That school, while operating comfortably over capacity, has long been in need of serious upgrades or replacement. And many of Elmvale’s students come from Wasaga Beach, a municipality that has become

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more and more vocal about its desire for its own high school. If you throw Elmvale and Wasaga Beach into the study you also need to add Collingwood Collegiate Institute and Stayner Collegiate Institute; since many Wasaga Beach teenagers attend CCI, that school could become seriously under capacity if a new school is built in Wasaga Beach. One possible source of replacement students would be those in Clearview Township, should SCI be shut down. Of course, when the resulting 50-member Accommodation Review Committee submitted its conclusions after a year of deliberations, it didn’t recommend any shutdowns at all. Instead, it suggested that Midland’s excess capacity be removed either by demolition or rental, that money be spent to upgrade EDHS and SCI and that Wasaga Beach not be given a new school until there

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First Friday Postponed The hugely successful First Friday event at Knox Presbyterian Church in Dunedin has been postponed for the summer, as Rev. Candice Bist is on a leave of absence. Organizers are busy planning the event’s return in the fall, possibly in a new venue. Keep an eye on the Echo for more details.

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OPINION EDITORIAL

A Tale of Two Boards One can only feel sorry for the Simcoe County District School Board Trustees as they debate themselves into a corner trying to solve a problem caused mainly by a higher level government’s flawed funding formula. But even that’s not the real problem with the education system in Ontario. On Wednesday night, proud parents gathered at Nottawasaga Creemore Public School to celebrate one of this village’s annual rites – the Grade 8 graduation, during which a year’s worth of kids suddenly turn into teenagers with futures. But start asking kids just what those futures hold, and you might be surprised. Of the 24 students who graduated from NCPS Wednesday night, eight will be attending Jean Vanier High School in September. Another will be at Collingwood Collegiate Institute. And don’t forget, several left after Grade 5 to take French Immersion at Admiral Collingwood; those kids will also be at CCI next year. Parents will tell you their children are avoiding SCI because of its lack of programming, and that may be true. But think of what the local school scene would be like if there were only one publicly funded board. All of the money that went to building a shiny new (and relatively small) Catholic high school in Collingwood could have been distributed between CCI and SCI. This issue lies at the root of the ARC problem as well; as Trustee Brad Saunders acknowledged at Monday’s School Board meeting, if you close Penetanguishene high school, you won’t do a thing to solve the Board’s accomodation problem. Instead, you’ll lose hundreds of students to the Catholic Board. Maybe it’s time to find a bigger fix for this mess.

LETTER

In defence of Crispo Dear Editor: John Crispo was right! John pointed out to the Township of Clearview on many occasions that the Province of Ontario’s position was set out in its 2005 Places to Grow Act and the 2006 Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe that implements it and provides the report behind the Places to Grow Act, which stated that “to curb sprawl and avoid costly and unsustainable growth patterns,” much of the growth in Simcoe County will be in Barrie, and Orillia, Collingwood, Alliston and Bradford. The Simcoe County Area: A Strategic Vision for Growth simply implements that position. The Township of Clearview Official Plan also stated in the Official Plan Background Report upon which it is based that growth should only be up to approximately 18,794 persons for the entire Township. Why is the Council angry? If they had listened to John and read these important documents they would have known that growth would be limited in the Township of Clearview. Yours sincerely, John and Judy Fuke, Creemore

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A few weeks ago, when Heather McLeod and Carol Rowbotham (née Whitely) saw a picture of Mrs. Millsap’s 1972 Grade 5/6 in the newspaper, they tracked down their own Grade 5/6 teacher from the year before to ask why they hadn’t been given such coverage. Helen Blackburn (then known as Mrs. Hargrave) was quick to bring us this picture. Back row: Mark Westbrooke, Janice Miller, Norma Coutts, Cathy Wilson, Susan Jorgenson, Cindy Negley, Marlene Bell, Steven Hare, Brian McKeown and Mrs. Helen Hargrave. Middle row: Steven Shaw, John Ferguson, Gary Pickering, Judy Webster, Laurie Anne Montgomery, Deborah Friest, Joan Gardiner, Toni Kitchen, Lorraine Micks, Attila Kovacs, ? and Andy McKechnie. Front row: Wanda Ferguson, Janice Newlove, Lori Weatherall, Shelley Gibson, Laurie McDonald, Lee McArthur, Iris Knappett, Heather McLeod and Carol Whitely.

POETRY

Logger Rythyms The last of the Bullock Log Houses Just rolled out of New Lowell yard. Four builders bid goodbye to their spouses Then followed the big rigs eastward.

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This tag-along convoy went forth as The May two-four weekend was ending. On they drove till they reached the Kawarthas As the Monday night moon was ascending.

Round by round logs were laid in position. Every log had its number and letter As each truckload decreased by attrition So the log house looked better and better.

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Every log fit with sculpted perfection To the log that was lying below. Every corner and crosser connection Was so flawless not e’en air could flow.

These gorgeous arboreal giants So tall and so proud and so massive Had submitted themselves in compliance; Were now knitted and fitted and passive. These trees had agreed to reshaping By the skill and the will of these builders Whose teamwork was seemingly aping A cabal of medieval guilders.

They arose at the first hint of daylight And, as breakfast is a meal of importance, They left early enough so that they might Then arrive fortified by Tim Hortons.

On ten-foot-high walls sat log rafters. Up they soared till they’d rest on the ridge, Neatly fastened in place by these crafters Till they’d informed one continuous bridge.

By seven a.m. they were started, With crane and with tongs and with slings. Round the floor deck like bees they all darted, As a crane could give two-ton logs wings.

While each log, in itself, is enormous Still, this building is graceful with balance. May she stand through the years to inform us Of these men, and their rarest of talents.

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Big Heart Seniors SENIORS

This was our 12 noon who helped to keep things pot luck lunch day, so after running smoothly. And a Wilma Zeggil read out a “Well done” to our 2-IC very appropriate blessing, (Second in command) we all tucked into a (mostly Ray Leighton who was cold, Bob!) lunch. everywhere and did a bit Bob and Edith Veale of everything, and even were both ailing and unable Sylvia remembered to have GALE to be present today, so a Happy Birthday card Vice Prez Ray Leighton and song for Audrey Tidd very ably carried on for the day. We this week. welcomed newcomers Earl Beatty There was a real downpour at times and Norma Bannerman, and also for the festivities at the opening of the newcomers and new members Doris “new” Mill Street. Because of the rain, Miller and Beverly Nelson. I think we were not up to town that day, but both these gals will make vibrant and I understand that Carm Gowan cut fun-loving members. For instance, I the ribbon to “open” the street. What overheard Bev Nelson’s answer to a a nice touch, as Carm has been active query “Chocolate is the answer. Who in many things around town over the cares what the question is?” Yep – zany past years. enough to fit right in! Another nice touch in town is the The 50/50 draws went to Laura flower garden just north of the bank. C o n n o r, J i m M u r r a y, J e a n Nearly every time I am in town, I Carmichael, Lucy Young, Mary see people in there, admiring the Underhill, Kevin Keogh, Doreen flowers and taking advantage of the Murray and Jean Olmstead (2). benches. I assume this is a project of Moon Shots were played by the Horticultural Society, and it is a real Laura Connor, Charlie Fines, addition to the town. Dean Chestnut, Audrey Tidd, Warren and I attended what we, as Ted Underhill, Norma Johnston, kids, used to call the Family Rebellion Beverly Nelson, Doreen Murray, (Reunion) for Mother’s side of the June Hartley, Ruby Klinck and Effie family recently. There were 74 people Taylor. Effie won the travelling prize, attending, and, as secretary, I am kept and – as none of the Sidewinders had on my toes trying to remember who is a moon shot, their money stayed in who. This is the Jack family that settled their pockets. on 400 acres in Proton Township in the High scorers were all over 300 this 1800s. The mother, who was carrying week with Bert Douglas 325, June the baby, ailed and died on the trek to Hartley and Audrey Fines tied with Proton. She was buried in the bush, 315, and Alinda Bishop 308. Low and was later moved and interred in was Norma Johnston with 34. The Esplen Cemetery. Although they faced hidden score was 169 with no winners, many hardships, they thrived. It is although Laura Connor nearly clicked through Jean (Jack) MacPhail, Agnes with her 170 tally. Next week this will MacPhail’s mother who was a cousin be worth $12. of our mother, that we are related to Our thanks to Dave Smith who Agnes, who was the first female Federal stepped in and helped, as did Marion Minister in Canada. On the whole, the Kelly, Irene Dolson, Warren Gale, Jacks are a musical, fun-loving friendly Irma Flack and many, many others and thoughtful group of people with a

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strong religious background. We have great get-togethers, and, if there is ever a famine, I know what caused it! There is always enough food to feed twice as many people. Next year will be the 50th Annual Reunion. If the July 1st celebrations come off just the way John Blohm has them laid out, then there will be bang-up festivities to celebrate the Confederation of Canada. Everywhere you see John, he has a sheaf of papers in his hands, and a slightly worried look. He has wisely delegated the planning and control of several of the games, quizzes, etc.,

MORNING VISITOR Michael and Janet Monahan’s breakfast banter last Friday changed quickly to, “There’s a bear on the deck!” when this fellow made an appearance at their home on the 5th Line of Mulmur. His attempt at reaching the bird feeder was unsuccessful and, after a few laps of the house and garage turned up nothing else to eat, he was on his way.

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Legion News LEGION NEWS

On Tuesday, June 2 a potluck supper was enjoyed by the Ladies Auxiliary and the members of the Legion. This was the last meeting until September. A wide variety of dishes was Pat enjoyed by all. MACDONALD Friday, June 12 was the last of the Friday Night Suppers until fall. Over 100 people enjoyed a roast beef dinner with homemade pie for dessert. Our thanks go to Creemore Meat Market for the delicious roast beef and to Foodland for the fresh vegetables. Thanks also go to the volunteers who spent most of Friday preparing and cooking the food. Bar hours for the summer will be: Thursday and Friday nights, 7 pm to 11 pm and Saturday afternoons from 1 pm to 6 pm (at the discretion of the bartenders). The Duck Race will be held on Saturday, June 27 starting at the Caroline Street bridge at 3 pm and will at the Mad River Park where Mill and George Streets meet. Thank you to everyone who purchased a duck ticket. Your donation will help make the fireworks for Canada Day a spectacular event. Canada Day is going to be a very busy day starting at 1 pm and going to 11 pm. Please see the schedule of events on page 20. We hope to see all the children of Creemore and their parents out enjoying this day. The winner of the BBQ draw in May was Mrs. Patton of Honey Harbour. We at the Creemore Legion hope everyone has a safe and wonderful summer. See you in the Fall.

Stayner, but couldn’t miss the chance to send Linda back, for old time’s sake, and we’re thrilled to have her. The Creemore Tree Committee will be there as well, not to gloat about how great the downtown looks with its fresh arboreal facelift, but to offer up their famous strawberry shortcakes. While you’re still licking the whipping cream (fresh, of course!) from your lips, buy a ticket on their gorgeous handmade quilt and rack. They’ll only be available until July 1 so don’t delay. The coffee booth is being run by a group of CCI students as a local affiliate of “Free the Children.” As “Youth in Action,” they promote the same mandate of kids helping kids, through building schools in developing countries. Their current fundraising will create a safe nurturing learning environment in Sierra Leone. So stop by, pick up a free-trade, eco-friendly coffee produced by our own Creemore Coffee Company and support Youth in Action. They’ll also have bags of fresh ground or beans available. Look for some changes over the next few weeks. Cut & Dried Flower Farm need a brief break before they kick into landscaping gear, but they’ll be at the market this week. They’ll still have a good selection of annuals, herbs and veggie plants to finish off your gardens, so be sure to stop by and wish Katie, Chris and family a great summer. Nottawasaga Daylilies will also be bidding us farewell this week but watch for their garden tours at the farm just south of Avening if you like unique colours. So drop by the Creemore Farmers’ Market every Saturday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm for the freshest in local produce, baking, honey, maple syrup, and a wide variety of crafts. See why friends and neighbours make it their meeting place.

TASTE OF SUMMER Donna Hammill and her granddaughter Melissa MacMurchy were busy hulling strawberries for last week’s supper in Dunedin. There are many more strawberry events to come – see page 2 for details.

New Lowell News

Family and friends from near and far gathered as the New Lowell United Church recently celebrated its 136th Anniversary. Also, the church building was celebrating its 100th birthday and Andrea Sandra Lancaster opened a plaque BEDNAREK given by Toronto Conference in remembrance of this special occasion. The New Lowell United Church will be sponsoring a Vacation Bible School on August 4 to 6 from 9 to 12 pm. All school age children are welcome. Please call Sandra at 424-6497 or get a registration form at the Library. There is a limited enrolment so hurry! All registration will close on June 30. The Library is featuring a Teen Critic Program along with their Special Reading Program for the summer. It sounds like a fun adventure and covers all ages. There will be prizes and awards. Visit Janice at the Sunnidale Branch for more information. Keep your ears and eyes open in the village or perhaps farther abroad as we try to find our flower thief that took the freshly planted annuals last week. It is a sorry thing when we have to report this kind of destruction. Don’t forget that this week all of our local schools are celebrating a very special time in our children’s lives. They are graduating into high school. A pat on the back to all who made the list and to those who helped them get there! That’s the news from in and around New Lowell... if you have any news call Sandra at 424-6497 or email sandra.bednarek@sympatico.ca.

NEW LOWELL NEWS

Summer is officially here and with it came the strawberries! They may be a bit later than usual this year but well worth the wait. A stroll through market this week will see lots of the luscious berries but also tasty berry treats as we present our annual Strawberry Fest. Since strawberries are the focus of attention, who best to bring them to us than our good friends at Fernwood Farms. They’ll be running a pancake breakfast at the farm on Airport Road, 2 km north of

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A glassmaking renaissance at the Mad & Noisy A groundswell of renewed interest in glass art is likely a result of a number of factors – buyers of new homes with very large windows discovering they need some privacy or light control, new techniques such as glass fusing and the current trend to decorative hand-made beads in jewellery. With this in mind, the Mad and Noisy Gallery is hosting ‘Silicamorphous,’ a show of glass variations, for the month of July. The show’s title, ‘Silicamorphous’ captures the essence of the show by combining silica (the medium used in glass) with the amorphous nature and variety of the works displayed. The three feature artists are Steve Collier, who does custom stained glass windows, Eleanor Brownridge, who specializes in fusion glass architectural and décor pieces, and Beth Grant, who makes her own glass lampwork beads for jewellery and other items. Although Collier has been creating stained glass art in his Avalon Clearview Studio for twenty years, this will be his first public gallery show. “To this point I’ve been capturing client’s concepts and executing them my way,” says Collier. “With this show I’ll be unveiling some of my own concepts. Located as I am on the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Devil’s Glen Provincial Park, my inspiration comes from melding the lines, details and colours of the nature with the window space. My style is to incorporate considerable detail and complexity in my designs so that people see something new with every viewing.” Brownridge also works as a stained glass artist, but for this show she will be exhibiting some of the larger fusion glass pieces that she makes at her TurtleCreek Art Glass studio in the Pretty River valley. “Fusing glass lets me

play with shape as well as colour,” says Brownridge. “I started out making one-of-a-kind serving dishes, but many of my clients said they were using them primarily as décor pieces. So now I’m concentrating on undulating wall sculptures made out of fusion glass. New to this show will be my series of women, inspired by South African art, as well as an exciting custom-designed fusion glass coffee table.” Grant creates lampwork beads by melting colourful glass rods in a flame and winding the molten glass around a stainless steel mandrel. Working out of her Beads on Broadway studio in Orangeville, Grant incorporates her beads into stunning jewellery and gift items such as pens and letter openers. “For this show I’ll be making some new necklace, bracelet and earring sets that incorporate many more handmade beads than my everyday collections. I’ll focus on three colour combinations – funky ‘citrus’ (orange and green), a summery Arctic blue and a more classic soft grey-blue and dusty green.” The opening reception for ‘Silicamorphous’ will take place on Saturday, July 4 from 2 to 5 pm, with the show continuing throughout the entire month. During July, the Mad and Noisy Gallery will be open daily. For times and details go to www.madandnoisy.com or call the gallery at 466-5555. From top to bottom at right: Beth Orton making beads in her Orangeville studio; a custom glass fusion table that Eleanor Brownridge made with the help of her neighbour, Mayor Ken Ferguson, who welded the legs; and Steve Collier showing off one of the massive walls of stained glass he’s installed in his own home, the Avalon Clearview Studio.

Happy Canada Day!

Hon. Helena Guergis P.C., M.P. Simcoe-Grey

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Collingwood 705-445-6762


Congratulations Grads!

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Win a Pennsylvania Dutch pattern quilt hand stitched by Helen Blackburn and a large oak quilt rack handcrafted by Lorne Cleary. MPP Helena Guergis will draw the winning ticket 6:00pm at the Canada Day event at the Creemore Legion. Tickets will be available from CTC members June 20th to July 1st. See us at the Creemore Farmers Market, at the festivities during the June 20th opening of the commercial end of Mill Street, at the Strawberry Festival June 27th and at the Canada Day celebrations at the Legion. Tickets at the Creemore Echo and the Curiosity House Book Store.

$2 each or 3 for $5 The quilt is valued at $700 and the quilt rack is valued at $200. The Creemore Tree Committee (CTC) is very grateful for the generous donations of items handmade by the donors to be raffled as a unit with the proceeds to further the work of the CTC.

Ryan Andrew Hector July 30, 1980 to June 28, 1998

Forever in our hearts

Lovingly remembered by Grace and Diana Hector & Family


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NCPS Graduates

Graduate Awards Valedictorian – Matt Duits Outstanding Citizenship Certificates – Haleigh VanSeveren, Nichole Jessop, Brianna McLellan, Mary Bruer, Sarah Miller Community Service Award – Nichole Jessop OPC Leadership Award – Haleigh Van Severen Hamilton Brothers Award (Athletics) – Matt Duits A.R. McLennan Award (Most Improved) – Christa Rowe, Jeremy Dunn Creemore Legion Music Award – Randy Jeffery French Award – Mary Bruer Outstanding Achievement Certificates – Mary Bruer, Tristen Stableforth, Zachary Whitley, Sarah Miller, Matt Duits J.M. Heslip Award – Mary Bruer

Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Awards – Art 1st - Mary Bruer 2nd - Tristen Stableforth 3rd - Nathan Kacarevich History 1st - Mary Bruer 2nd - Tristen Stableforth 3rd - Zachary Whitley Perry Foundation Awards – 1st – Mary Bruer 2nd – Tristen Stableforth


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THE RIGHT BROKER makes a world of difference

ELEGANT 2 STOREY EDWARDIAN HOUSE

FRENCH COUNTRY ESTATE

This elegant 2 storey Edwardian house designed by an English Architect for one of the 1st Anglican Ministers of Creemore has a significant Historical background. Also features Coach House for 2 cars and charming nearly completed studio. Situated on fully professionally landscaped lot with paved driveway. Also available is a separate deed lot 85’x132’ fully fenced which abutts the property.Located in the delightful Village of Creemore close to Devil’s Glen County Club and the Mad River Golf Course. Asking $675,000

This dream home is nestled in hills overlooking Dunedin, a majestic estate is secluded on partially cleared 56 acres w/deep valley views. Take in views, enjoy trails & creeks running thru bush or cool off in in-ground pool. Kitchen with terra cotta tile, large island & sitting area with fireplace. French doors take in views & open onto patio from living room & full size dining room with maple floors. Drawing rm opens onto living rm. Just off large front foyer is library, inside entrance to large garage & staircase. 5 bedrooms w/master w/ 5 pc ensuite & walk-in closet. Full basement w/ separate entrance from garage awaits finishing touches . Asking $1,800,000

BALLY GRANT SCHOOL 150 yr old schoolhouse upgraded with style. Pastoral views. Stunning decor throughout renovated 3 bedroom home. Open living area w/ grand 14 ft ceilings containing kitchen with polished granite & maple floors. Dining area opens to kitchen. Fireplace is the final touch providing warmth . 2 bedrooms separated by 3 pc bathroom. Master bdrm w/3 pc ensuite & entrance to spa rm. Situated on just under an acre. Asking $545,000

COUNTRY BUNGALOW ON 3 ½ ACRES ON RIVER Just outside Creemore, this property hosts the beautiful Mad River providing your very own serene & private country riverside.With approx. 3000 sq.ft the home features a bright modern kitchen that opens up onto its own dining area, large master bedroom with walkout and main floor 2nd & 3rd bedrooms. Asking $349,000

FABULOUS PROPERTY Complete with large private pond, conservation, matures trees and the Noisy River running through it, this property is one of a kind. Shell of open concept cottage (24x22`) with full basement is nestled within the trees. Septic and drilled well on property plus hydro & phone line serviced. Asking $349,000

VICTORIAN FARMHOUSE

CREEMORE BUNGALOW

CREEMORE SIDE SPLIT

Situated on 8 private acres on a quiet country road south of Stayner and just minutes from the delightful Village of Creemore. Features a 4 + bedroom 2800 sq. ft. Red Brick Victorian Farm House which has enjoyed several improvements including a newer family room addition with fireplace, 3 bathrooms and large eat-in kitchen plus 18’x14’ living room offers an opportunity for a home office with washroom facilities. The property also has a 2 storey barn and workshop with many uses. The property has been well cared for. Asking $295,000 (SOLD)

In the heart of the Village of Creemore. Within walking distance of all amenities, this home features hardwood flooring installed in 2002, new roof 2005 & new main floor windows 2008. Beautifully landscaped large lot. Asking $239,000

Attractive 3+ bdrm side split features large L-shaped living/dining room, kitchen w/oak cupboards & walkout to deck. Finished lower level has good sized 4 th bdrm & fin family rm & laundry room. Att`d oversized garage. This house has been immaculately maintained & is ready to move into. Quality home built on quiet residential street on large lot which offers privacy in the Village of Creemore. Asking $295,000

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Contemporary 2 storey Custom built house on professionally landscaped & mature treed lot. Open concept custom kitchen with cherry cabinets, Corian counters, stainless steel breakfast bar & appliances, main floor hardwood, ceramic floors & french doors to wrap-around deck. Family room with beautiful cherry entertainment unit, dining area with bright windows, living room w/ cathedral ceiling, gas fireplace, architecturally designed stainless steel & glass staircase, master bedroom with 5 pc ensuite, Jacuzzi tub & walk-in custom fitted closet. Lower level consists of L-shaped entertainment room with custom cabinetry, bedroom, berber carpet throughout, 4 pc washroom, storage room & utility room. Attached 2-car garage with inside entry to laundry room & 2 pc washroom. Also included is a 6 person hot tub. Separate 2-car garage/pool house(23x22`)w/2 pc washroom, change room, fully fenced & professionally landscaped inground pool & BBQ area. Situated on approx 3.5 acres & located on edge of Creemore. Asking $795,000

SOMERSET FARM Stunning 6 bedroom Limestone Country Estate Features 9 ½’ beamed ceilings throughout 1st floor, solid Ash floors, fabulous English Sun Room, Cedar roof, solid Mahogany Trim, 3 fireplaces with exotic surrounds, Maple kitchen, family room with Rosewood Cabinetry, walkouts to a wrap around porch with views over the surrounding countryside. Incredible Lime stone wine tasting room with wine vault and slate floors in basement. Garage for 4 automobiles. Situated in an elevated position on 15 acres of parkland with an incredible Victorian Barn, 2 meadows and English gardens. Asking $2,500,000

Vacant land for sale. Perfect for building your dream home 50 Acres - Fabulous parcel with views over Georgian Bay & surrounding countryside. Mature red & white pine trees & spruce near potential building site. 4th Line South. Asking $690,000 50 Acres - A rare opportunity in one of the most sought after areas & amongst substantial estate. This property offers rolling land & view of the Georgian Bay. Owned by present owner for over 40 years. Located close to Devil`s Glen Country Club, Mad River Golf Course, Collingwood & the Village of Creemore. Asking $750,000 SOLD 6.75 Acres - Creemore vacant land. Wonderful opportunity for future development. Zoning -Official Plan -Residential; presently zoned -Open Space. Asking $295,000 55 Acres - View over surround countryside. Approx. 55 acres with derelict house Most development costs are paid Development permit in place. Asking $385,000 50 Acres - Wonderful opportunity to own 50 acre building site with lovely bush. Adjacent to the prestigious Mad River Golf Course. Asking $395,000 77 Acres - Fabulous building site with 4+ supper spring fed ponds, rolling land and views over surrounding countryside. 2 road frontages makes this a very unique property. Situated amongst Country Estates. Located in north Mulmur. Asking $1,050,000 100 Acres - Property with pastoral views and strong year round stream meandering through front of property. Several choice building sites. Situated amongst estate homes in a most sought-after area. Asking $769,000 88 Acres - Once in a life time and worthy of any house. A wonderful offering of valleys, hills, ponds , trees and many springs. This property offers several building sites. Fabulous views over the Boyne River Valley and is located in Mulmur. Asking $800,000 4 . 5 Acres - Fabulous building site A rare opportunity to purchase on of this area’s premium building sites. Big views over the Noisy and Mad River Valley towards Creemore. Complete with well and lot levies. Asking $279,000 66 Acres - Fabulous rare property. Rare find with stream, trees, bush and close to conservation and Creemore. Asking $1,200,000 21 Acres - Mulmur/Nottawasaga Townline. Inquire 44 Acres - Fabulous scenic vacant land surrounded by picturesque countryside amongst substantial country estates. Rolling w/approx 26 acres of mature bush & tributary of the Mad River. 6/7 Side Road west of Dunedin. Asking $399,000 50 Acres - Close to Creemore with views to the north/east. Asking $500,000 50 Acres - Fabulous 50 Acres 18/19 Sd Rd SOLD

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RARE UNIQUE PROPERTY This rare property of character and charm sits in a commanding position on the Escarpment with impressive views over Georgian Bay. The house was built 150 years ago as a pioneers Log house which has enjoyed a more recent board and batten 2-storey addition. Situated on private 15 rolling acres well treed with spring–fed pond. Rural zoning could possibly allow severance potential. Located on paved road. Asking $950,000

CHARMING FARM HOUSE Charming farmhouse privately situated in picturesque location w/swimming pond, trees & running creek. Upgraded w/large sun room, this home has lots of living space .Main floor consists of sun room, living room, family room, laundry room, office, kitchen, dining area & 2 pc ensuite. Upstairs are 5 bedrooms, large 4 pc bathroom & 2 pc ensuite off master bedroom. Less than 10 minutes from Creemore, this property is just minutes from Golf & Ski Clubs. Asking $895,000

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School Board standstill (Continued from page 1) schools would be an upgraded CCI, an upgraded MSS and a new “Wasaga Beach/Elmvale” High School. When both of those reports came to the Facility Standing Committee, the last step before the Trustees, the result was a more moderate approach – the closure of Elmvale District High School, the removal of capacity at Midland Secondary School and the construction of a new Elmvale/Wasaga Beach High School. All of this sets the stage for Monday’s meeting, at which all three sets of recommendations were debated, several motions were attempted and failed and a number of amendments to motions (not to mention amendments to amendments to motions) illustrated just what a mess the School Board now finds itself in. First up was Trustee Brad Saunders,

who gave a rousing speech in defense of small, rural high schools and followed it up by moving all of the recommendations made originally by the ARC. “This board has approved the recommendations of every other ARC,” he said. “Why would we not show the same respect to the members of this one?” Several problems with this plan were brought up, however, including the fact that demolishing excess capacity at MSS could cost as much as much as $600,000. Saunders’ plan was quickly set aside so that other alternatives could be discussed (an option under the Board’s very liberal rules of debate), and not long after Trustee Deb Edwards made her own motion, putting all of the staff’s recommendations on the table. The third option, the recommendations

Call for Applications: Family Health Teams

that came out of the Facility Standing Committee, never saw the light of day due to a staff report outlining the implications if such a path was chosen. By tearing down Elmvale and building a new Wasaga/Elmvale school but leaving all other schools intact, you would end up draining CCI of at least 400 Wasaga Beach students, creating an even larger under-capacity problem. The first of Edwards’ motions, to close Elmvale once a new Elmvale/ Wasaga Beach school is formed, became the source of debate for the rest of the evening. Because of the Board’s peculiar rules of debate, Trustees were able to attempt to pass amendments to this one motion over and over again. At one time or other, those amendments included the additional closing of Penetang and Stayner and the closing of Penetang only. Never could enough support be found to approve an amendment, let alone a motion. What did seem clear is that most Trustees acknowledge the root of the problem lies in Midland and

Penetanguishene, and a majority of them seem unwilling to close SCI at this point. “Maybe ($600,000 to demolish excess capacity in Midland) is the bullet we need to bite here,” said Trustee Mary Anne Wilson. As for the other elephant in the room, the fact that Wasaga Beach residents are hoping for a new school, most Trustees seemed doubtful that any funding would be available for that outcome either. “We could vote to send you home happy tonight,” Trustee Jodi Lloyd told those from Wasaga Beach in the audience, “but in all likelihood, there is no money for a new school. You could still be waiting 15 years from now for a new high school.” Trustee Caroline Smith agreed, calling the prospect of a new Wasaga Beach school “the joke of the century.” The Ministry, she said, “has already told us they will not be funding new schools. Let’s take up the Warden’s offer and start talking to the Province. Let’s stop playing games with people’s lives.”

Call for Applications: Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is inviting applications from health care providers and/or communitybased groups for the establishment of Family Health Teams in the following Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs): North West, North East, Erie St. Clair, North Simcoe Muskoka, Central West, Central East, Champlain and South East.

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is inviting applications from health care providers and/or community-based groups for the establishment of Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics in the following Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs): North West, North East, Erie St. Clair, North Simcoe Muskoka, Central West, Central East, Champlain and South East.

These LHINs were selected based on a range of key indicators of need, including proportion of Ontarians without a family health care provider, chronic disease prevalence and existing family health care resources.

These LHINs were selected based on a range of key indicators of need, including proportion of Ontarians without a family health care provider, chronic disease prevalence and existing family health care resources.

In addition, the ministry is extending an invitation for the establishment of Family Health Teams to existing Shared Care Pilots and to applicants interested in expanding family medicine training capacity in an interdisciplinary family health care setting, within any LHIN.

Completed applications must be received by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2009.

Completed applications must be received by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2009.

A comprehensive application package is available on the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s website at:

A comprehensive application package is available on the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s website at:

www.health.gov.on.ca/transformation/np_clinics/np_mn.html

Family Health Teams are locally driven family health care delivery organizations which include family physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and a range of other interdisciplinary health care providers who are committed to working together collaboratively to provide comprehensive, accessible, coordinated family health care within their local community.

Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics are locally-driven primary family health care organizations, which include registered nurses in the extended class, registered nurses, family physicians and a range of other health care professionals, who will work together to provide comprehensive, accessible and coordinated family health care services to a defined population. These clinics are part of the government’s strategy to ensure that people have access to health care in their community instead of having to rely on hospital emergency departments.

Completed applications received after this time will not be considered. Applications can be submitted by e-mail, Canada Post or courier to:

Completed applications received after this time will not be considered. Applications can be submitted by e-mail, Canada Post or courier to:

Family Health Care and Screening Unit (FHT) Implementation Branch Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care 1075 Bay Street, 10th Floor, Toronto, ON M5S 2B1 Inquiries should be directed to: FHT.Inquiries.MOH@ontario.ca Greater Toronto Area: 416-212-1741, or Toll-free: 1-877-830-1808

Family Health Care and Screening Unit (NPC) Implementation Branch Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care 1075 Bay Street, 10th Floor, Toronto, ON M5S 2B1 Inquiries should be directed to: NPClinicInquiries.MOH@ontario.ca Greater Toronto Area: 416-212-1741, or Toll-free: 1-877-830-1808

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Have a Safe & Happy

Fresh food Friendly neighbours

Canada Day We are open! 10 am to 5pm

Times are changing so we’re re changi changing ing too! At Creemore Foodland we work really hard to improve every day. We bring in new products, aim to meet your requests and alter our facility. We want you to know that we make these changes to serve you and the community better!

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Free cake and coffee!

Saturday June 27

Balloons for the kids!

Supporting Canadian Cancer Society Fresh Foods

Friendly Neighbours

Outstanding Service

We’re renewing our commitment to offer you an outstanding selection of the highest quality, freshest food available. In fact, we’ve put our reputation behind it!

This is our community too! Whether it’s sponsoring sports teams or collecting donations for a local food bank, chances are we’ve been involved. Depend on us to continue this tradition.

Our mission is simple, to delight you with our service. Our attitude is “of course we can, just ask !” Go ahead, ask for a customer cut or to have your groceries carried to your car

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Smiles in the Rain Last Saturday’s Mill Street ReOpening Party was a little on the damp side, but that didn’t stop a large crowd of revellers from coming downtown. At left, the ribbon was officially cut on the new streetscape by Creemore BIA past president Craig Simpson, Carm Gowan, Tree Committee chair Diane McKay and Clearview Township Mayor Ken Ferguson. In back were Essa Township Mayor David Guergis representing Simcoe County and Creemore BIA president Mike Bennett.

Bryan Davies Photo

Bryan Davies Photo

Bryan Davies Photo

Bryan Davies Photo

Spectacular Views in Creemore and Mulmur

A Beautiful Custom Built Home

...the Mad River running through it.

Sited on 53.66 acres of rolling hills in Mulmur township next to Bruce Trail. Spectacular views of Pine River Valley. Exterior finishes of cedar and granite blend with serene and private surroundings. Hemlock posts have windows inset to take full advantage of vistas. Douglas Fir framing in living room, dining room and master bedroom. Wonderful southern screened-in outdoor room and open deck, pond with a dock and gazebo. All measurements to be verified by buyer. This property is situated near Creemore, The Mad River Golf Club, Devil’s Glen Country Club and Toronto & North York Hunt. This property must be seen to be appreciated. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to own a piece of paradise. $2,200,000

Stunning country estate west of charming village of Creemore. Custom built home on 48 acres with the Mad River running through it. Professionally landscaped grounds with irrigation system, interlocking drive and paths. Natural stone steps. Open concept living/dining with cathedral ceiling, stone fireplace. gourmet kitchen, maple cabinets, granite counters. Hemlock floors in living/dining/bedrooms. Slate floors on lower level. Walkouts to outdoor entertaining deck with exterior fireplace, forest and river views. Insulated concrete foam construction. water source geothermal heating/cooling. Enjoy groomed trails. Close to Devil’s Glen Country Club, The Mad River Golf Club and Toronto & North York Hunt. $2,100,000

Close to the village of Creemore... Breathtaking views from rare 7 acres atop Niagara Escarpment. Privacy, trees, wildlife and trails on property for riding, hiking, snowshoeing, etc. Close to the charming village of Creemore, Devil’s Glen Country Club, The Mad River Golf Club and Toronto & North York Hunt. $395,000

Basia Regan SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Beautiful B&B In Creemore Elegant, Georgian home on a large corner lot of main street of Creemore. Just 1-1/2 hrs. NW of Toronto. A turnkey, established, year round business. Income from 3 luxury suites. Contemporary, new, multi-level deck. Swimming pool. Easily converts back to family home. $495,000

TOLL FREE 1-800-360-5821 basiaregan@royallepage.ca basiaregan.com

Fun Weekend Retreat Fun weekend retreat or perfect starter home. Lovely views over fields and rolling hills. Close to the charming village of Creemore, Devil’s Glen Country Club, The Mad River Golf Club and so much more. $289,900

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Growth Plan a “constructive” response to Province (Continued from page 1) who developed a plan for Simcoe County. CAO Sue McKenzie stated that the latest Provincial policy statement did seek responses from all parties involved, and this Clearview Growth Plan, which Wynia repeatedly described as “constructive,” would serve as the Township’s official response. As to the matter of no future grant money being made available for rural communities, Wynia indicated that this plan had never assumed that such grants would be provided and that all new infrastructure would have to be paid for by the developers. In the end, Council passed the resolution to approve the plan with only Paterson in dissent. His objections were based on believing that the plan contained too much growth, a lack of conviction that transition units would actually be grandfathered, and that this document was not really a “made in Clearview” plan. The implications for Creemore are that growth will be limited to the Alliance development plus infilling and intensification. The MacIntosh development would fall into this latter category, but it remains tied up in an ever longer and more complicated OMB process. The result is that Creemore will have the least growth of the Clearview settlement areas. Most of the forecasted growth

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Accessibility Committee Committee member Susette Sampson presented the group’s 2009 action plan and received assurances from Deputy Mayor Alicia Savage that this effort was a priority for Council.

Docs on Ice Jory Pritchard-Kerr, Executive Director of the G&M Hospital Foundation, made a presentation seeking access to the Stayner Arena for this hockey tournament featuring over 800 doctors and medical school students. In addition to being a significant fundraiser for the hospital, Pritchard-Kerr felt this would be an excellent opportunity for physician

After considerable discussion, Council voted to approve the request.

Habitat for Humanity Council agreed to waive $15,000 of a total of $27,132 in development charges on the duplex being built by Habitat for Humanity at 95 Sutherland Street in Stayner. Based on this action from the Township, Simcoe County will also waive its $8,134 in develoopment charges.

Stayner seeks major grant by Craig Simpson The final application for a “Main Street Ontario” grant sponsored by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs has been completed and sent to the province. At stake is $300,000 over three years, with half raised by the community and the Province matching that figure. If successful, Stayner will use these funds to develop a vision and action plan for revitalizing the downtown area. This includes hiring a full-time coordinator to spearhead this work. To be successful the applicant must demonstrate widespread community support of the program. The Stayner Chamber of Commerce recently voted

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unanimously to commit $30,000 over three years, and other organizations have also pledged financial support: $9,000 from the Heritage Society and $10,000 from the Lions. Clearview Township has also made major financial commitments with $15,000 from the Economic Development Committee and $86,000 directly from the Township. The Chamber recognizes that it will have to engage in some serious fundraising to pay for this significant commitment, something it has not done in recent years. Part of this money will come from increased membership fees, as the group agreed to raise the annual dues from $55 to $100 effective January 1, 2010.

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Canada Day tradition embraces fitness SPORTS ZONE

The annual Canada Day coaching duties of Leyshon. road race from Duntroon He was a master strategist, to Stayner is more than but what made his teams just an eight-kilometre excel was conditioning. We race on a special day; used to practice every day in it’s one man’s dream of the autumn months starting celebrating our nationality immediately when school Alex and promoting fitness and was over until 6 pm. About HARGRAVE recreation. an hour of each practice, five Ken Leyshon was a days a week, was allocated legendary vice principal at Stayner for calisthenics. Collegiate Institute and a huge advocate “Dad knew that the better shape of sport. His football teams almost we were in the less chance of injury, always won the league and regional even though we hated it,” said Dayn championships against schools from Leyshon of his father Ken. Barrie, Orillia, Collingwood and Unbelievably, every year several Midland. I was a member of four dropouts would return each September championship teams, under the head to play football and take part in those

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dreadful calisthenics. I’m certain many remained in school because of this man. Also a successful basketball and track and field coach, Ken was the only teacher when I attended high school to do laps around the 400-metre track during his lunch break or after school. He was ahead of his time. In 1967, our nation celebrated its 100 th birthday. Organizations and municipalities across the country created festivals, often including alcohol, greasy foods and candy. But Ken wanted to do something different. This was also the time when a fitness advertisement appeared on television making it known that the average elderly Swede was in better health than the typical Canadian. Ken decided to start a run from Duntroon to Stayner. Unlike other races, there were no electronic timers or huge banners stretching across the road. Instead, Ken said “go” and at the finish line he clocked the runners’ times with a stopwatch. No t-shirts were handed out; instead, each runner was given a crest and a Popsicle. Sadly, Ken passed away several

years ago, but his dream continues through Dayn and his wife. Every July 1, Dayn and Pam arrive at the Duntroon Public School just before 8 am to register runners for the 8:30 am start and get to the Stayner Arena before the first runner arrives to clock their times. L a s t C a n a d a D a y, t h e r a c e accommodated the most runners in its 42-year history, approximately 90 participants. Dayn is hopeful many people will participate for the 43rd running of the event. When I asked him about fast times and famous runners, Dayn smartly snapped back that the event is for all levels. “Come out and have fun,” he said. “It’s all about taking part and participating. That’s the whole idea of it being free; there’s no barrier. That’s why dad wanted it to be free. “My way of looking at it,” he added, “is that you show up, run, and enjoy the free popsicles at the end.” To participate in the 43rd Annual Duntroon to Stayner Road Race, show up at Duntroon Public School at 8 am ready to run. A walk will leave at 7:30 am.

Clearview Soccer News Following are the results received this week. In the 9/10 age group Life’s A Slice won two – 8-0 over Watson’s Pharmacy and 7-4 over New Farm - and lost two – 6-1 to Affairs Bakery and 8-6 to Maximum - over the past four weeks. Goal scorers were Evan McLeod, Joshua Hockley, Brittany Bilous, Lucas Giffen, Scott Millar and Hannah Whitley. In the 11/13 division Strandz Salon also split their games, beating Just Push Play 3-1 and losing to Clearview Auto 4-1. Jagger, Ryan and Trevor were the goal scorers.

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Braves remain in top spot in NDBL by Craig Simpson The Creemore Braves had their 10game league winning streak snapped at home Monday night, but their record of 11-3 has them in first place in the Western Division of the North Dufferin Baseball League. The Braves have had a busy schedule, playing four games in just six days. This series of games began with an 8-3 victory in Angus. Todd Gowan threw a 1-hitter for the win, striking out 10. Bryan Post and Matt Baldry each had 2 hits, including a 3-run homer from Baldry. Next was a comfortable 9-0 win at

Lisle. Brad Grieveson struck out 10 in tossing the shutout. Tom Gateman had 2 hits, and Sean Ellis hit a home run. The team had an off night against Ivy Monday night, losing 9-4. Matt Baldry took the loss, and the Braves managed only 5 hits, 2 by Jason Thompson. Creemore bounced back the next night behind a no-hitter from Ryan Bartley to easily beat Lisle 7-1. Bartley struck out 9 and Spencer Beelen hit a solo homer. The Braves have back-to-back home games this weekend, hosting Bolton Juniors at 2 pm on Saturday, and

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70 Coe-Duffin Reunion. Sunday, June 28 at 2 pm. Supper at 5:30 pm. at Marie Kidd’s residence, 998140 Mulmur Tosorontio Townline, Lisle.

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

Creemore Tree Committee is in need of volunteers due to people in their group off with surgeries or away on vacations. If you could contribute an hour or two please call Diane at 4663126. We really need some help! Fri. June 26 from 1 to 4 pm to wash, hull & slice strawberries. Sat. June 27 from 7 am to 12:30 pm to help with set-up & take-down of booth & to help serve strawberry shortcake at Creemore Farmers’ Market. Wed. July 1 from 12:30 to 10 pm at Canada Day Celebrations at Creemore Legion. Help will be needed to set-up & take-down booth & to sell raffle tickets.

A Day at Victoria’s Fine Antique, Linen and Lace Home and Garden Show and Sale. Come let us awaken your memories of Grandma’s house in the country and be inspired by our unique collection of linen, lace & rustics for home, garden & cottage. Every room of our farmhouse is overflowing with pieces to choose from. From country kitchen to formal elegance. Also clothing, Scottish room, china, silver & homemade handcrafts & gifts. Open every day until June 28 from 10 am to 4 pm daily. Bring slippers. Accepting cash & cheques. 2 km east of Stayner on Hwy 26 to Centre Line Rd, south 3 km to Conc. 9, east 1 km to A Day at Victoria’s Fire #5681 (705) 428-0445 Cathy.

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FOR RENT ROOM for rent long-term or shortterm on the edge of Creemore. Airport Road and Edward St. (705) 444-4852 2 bedroom APARTMENT available mid June. $675/month heat included, hydro extra. Call 466-2356 after 6 pm. 3 bedroom brick BUNGALOW. Dbl driveway, attached garage, lg shaded lawn, on quiet Creemore street. Full basement, gas heat. Non-smokers, no pets. References & credit check required. House available immediately. (705) 466-6931. OFFICE SPACE in downtown Creemore for rent. Call 466-9906.

MUSIC DIRECTOR WANTED Wanted. St Luke’s Anglican Church in Creemore is looking for a MUSIC DIRECTOR & ORGANIST. We want this person to engage people with musical talent in our community increasing participation in our worship through a wide variety of musical styles or genres. Please send your application by September 15, 2009 to St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 22 Caroline St W. Creemore L0M 1G0. Remuneration is negotiable.

HEALTH CARE PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER. Are you needing help with daily activities, housework, restorative therapy, life enrichment, palliative or dementia care? Call Linda, Registered with DVA, (705) 424-1239 or cell (705) 607-5060.

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.

TUTORING / SPORTS CAMP TUTORING/AFTERNOON SPORTS CAMP. Elementary/secondary/special education/gifted programs. 1-2 hrs of academic sessions weekly equals guaranteed improved attitudes & performance. As well as free afternoon activities (golf, track&field, basketball, tabletop games, crafts, nature study). Call 466-6644.

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

THANK YOU Thank you to everyone who braved the rainy weather & attended our Annual Strawberry Supper at Knox Presbyterian Church in Dunedin. Thanks to everyone who helped, donated food items or made salads & pies. Your support is appreciated. The family of Alex Hornsby would like to express our heartfelt thanks to those that have expressed sympathy personally with phone calls, cards & flowers. Also for the food that was brought for after the service. Special thanks to Dr. Houston & nurses at the G&M Hospital. Mary & family For a wonderful friend Going above & beyond to help Not only in one home but two A very special thank you To Mary Beamish Mary Thank you to the Creemore Cubs & their parents & everyone who helped out with the year. It was a great one! See you next year. Akela

LOST / FOUND Stolen! 2 BIKES from my home on Mill Street last weekend. One red & one black. These are my primary transportation. Please return to Jen at Home Hardware. No questions asked..

HELP WANTED KITCHEN HELP wanted. Must be 18 years of age or older. Call Pizza Perfect at (705) 466-2776.

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.

Coffee Break will be held this September 17, 2009, to coincide with World Alzheimer’s Day. Coffee Break is a nationwide annual fundraising event that raises money to support the work of the Alzheimer Societies across Canada. All funds are used to help fund local programs and services for people with Alzheimer’s disease, their caregivers, and their families. We are currently seeking volunteers to participate in hosting a Coffee Break this year. Hosting a Coffee Break couldn’t be easier! Invite friends and family over for coffee or place a donation jar beside your coffee pot at work. For more details contact Shannon Frunza, Special Events Assistant @ 705-722-1066 or respond via email Huge Spectacular Antique & Estate Auction Sat July 4th 9:30 am Paul & Judith Turner, Gwen Orser, & the Donald Neat Estate, at Collingwood Fairgrounds, 10 miles north of Creemore. Exquisite furnishings; beautiful glass, crystal, china & many collectibles; over 30 Doultons; Indian rugs; sterling; charming artwork & paintings; fancy gold & diamond jewellery; war medals; violins; 2 historic 36”x 84” hardwood doors from the orig Bank of Canada, Sparks St. Ottawa; beautiful mirrors; many collections; etc. FURNISHINGS: Gorgeous 12 pc cherry Deilcraft dining suite; server; curio etc; charming Vilas 9 pc dining set to seat 14; sm flat back cupboard c.1870; Welsh dresser; lg oak secretary ; ladder back, Victorian, side, arm, cane back, wing & ant chairs; buffet; spectacular ant cherry table to seat 14; china cabinet; console table; tea wagon; piano lamp & stool; Victorian pcs; mantel & wall clocks; foot stools; primitives; unique burl chest; cobbler’s bench; Mennonite hump trunk; old qs brass bed; etc. GLASS, CHINA & COLLECTIBLES: Lladro; flat back figurines; Bunnykins; rare Israeli plate; Waterford & Exquisite crystal; charming old stained glass 3’x 3’ in oak frame; Wedgwood, Mooley, & other collector plates; Noritake 8 pl china set; Delft; Belleck; fancy c/s; Can glass; designer lamps; buggy wheel; dolls & carriage; wood skates; Eaton pig; crocks; oil lamps; coffee grinder; globe; horse brass; treadle machine; lovely quilts; sleigh; document box; music stands; books; old NHL Hockey programs c.1942; Puppet collection c.1950, copper & brass; rolling pins; egg cups; samplers; enamelware; ant scales; hats & purses; ARTWORK: Christine Marshall; Casa Loma (Romagnol); Chatelaine commissioned print & lots of artwork throughout the homes; clocks; Mennonite T.V. stand; treadmill; etc. Terms: Cash. Debit. Visa. 5% B.P. Lunch Homes Sold

Pifher Auction Service Ltd. 705-445-4848 Remarks: Anyone interested in fine furniture, china, glass & collectibles should attend . Many investment pcs & pleasant surprises. One of our feature sales this year. Due to ill health there will be a lg consignment of new, trendy items still in boxes for a Bed & Breakfast, from Jane Easlick of Stayner. designer mirrors; appliances; unique benches/beds; Tiffany lamps; Grandmother clock; LR & dining furnishings; bed sets; stained glass windows, etc.

www.pifher.theauctionadvertiser.com

DEATH NOTICE NOBLE, John passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at Mt. Sinai Hospital in his 56th year. Loving and devoted husband of Brenda. Proud father of Josh and his wife Jessa and Kris Noble. Cherished grandfather of Caleb and Angus. Forever remembered by his sister Mary (Greg) Hannah. Predeceased by parents Russell and Gladys Noble. John will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Friends will be received on Friday, June 26, 2009 from 6 to 9 pm at Fawcett Funeral Homes – Creemore Chapel. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel at 1 pm on Saturday, June 27, 2009. Interment at Creemore Union Cemetery. Donations to the Anna Prosserman Heart Clinic at Mount Sinai Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Friends may visit John’s on-line Book of Memories at www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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County of of Simcoe Simcoe Waste Waste Management County Management Info Info

County of Simcoe Waste Management Info !

New

Waste Disposal Facilities Hour Change:

Effective July 1st, 2009, all County of Simcoe Waste Disposal Facilities (with the exception of Matchedash Site #8) will implement new Saturday hours: 8:00am-4:00pm County of Simcoe Customer Service Centre (705)735-6901 1(800)263-3199 www.simcoe.ca email: info@simcoe.ca

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NEW Household Hazardous Waste Location Oro Landfill Site #11 - July 1

Low-risk household hazardous waste may be brought to the Oro landfill Site Monday - Saturday starting July 1. Low-Risk Items Include: Paints & Stains Automotive fluids Oil filters & containers

Aerosol cans Batteries Fire extinguishers

Fluorescent bulbs & tubes Propane tanks/cylinders

See pg. 9 of the 2009 Curbside Collection Calendar for more information or call Customer Service

County of Simcoe Customer Service Centre (705)735-6901 1(800)263-3199 www.simcoe.ca email: info@simcoe.ca


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