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Friday, January 9, 2009

Vol 9 No. 02

Jean Smart bought the Creemore Village Pharmacy three decades ago this week.

30 YEARS AT THE VILLAGE PHARMACY by Brad Holden The first thing Jean Smart admits, when looking back on her 30 years as owner of the Creemore Village Pharmacy, is that she had some large shoes to fill the day she took over as a 30-year-old firsttime business owner. “I’m the fifth in line,” she said this week. “I bought it from Jack Heslip, of course, who had a phenomenal amount of respect in the community, and he himself followed three other gentlemen.” The first of those was W.J. Corbett, who somewhat famously moved the drugstore operation from Avening to its current location by wheelbarrow in 1878. W.J. was followed by his son H.M Corbett, who took over the store in 1937. He sold it to Albert G. Orr in 1943, who in turn sold it to Heslip in 1949. Smart has always strived to maintain a sense of that history in the store, from the wall surrounding the back door that’s adorned with memorabilia donated by the families of past owners, to the interior that’s more in touch with drugstores of the past than with today’s big, bright Shoppers’ Drug Mart clones, to the throwback “Rexall Penny Sale” that will mark Smart’s 30-year-milestone next weekend. “It’s still an old country store,” she said. “We’ve tried hard to keep it that way.” Originally from Kent County in southwestern Ontario, Smart met her husband John at university and the couple proceeded to move around quite a bit, with Jean working at several different pharmacies and John teaching in whatever town they were in. She worked in Thamesville, Ridgetown, Blenheim, Oakville and Mississauga before an ad in the Globe and Mail caught their eye. “The ad was looking for a director of pharmacy at the General & Marine Hospital in Collingwood,” remembered Jean. “I got the job and spent three years there.” (See “Smart” on page 2)

Creemore as Muse Mad & Noisy Gallery president Liz Eakins holds up some of the entries in this month’s second annual Creemore-Centric show, in which the gallery invites everyone in the community to put their impressions of Creemore on a canvas. The show, sponsored by the Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society, has its opening reception on Saturday, January 10 from 2 to 5 pm.

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Another Successful Bottle Drive Cole McArthur, Zackary Johston, Ryley Townes, Luke Whitley and Shawn Runyon had a very exciting Christmas break. After a long day on Saturday, they raised a total of $905 with their bottle drive. In six months, the boys have now raised $3,982 for new equipment at the Creemore Skateboard Park. The estimated cost of the desired equipment is $8,500. The boys are anxiously awaiting to hear from Clearview Township about their recently submitted application for a community grant of $4,250. If the grant is approved, they will be a mere $168 away from reaching their goal.

Stayner Collegiate Institute will hold its annual Open House for Grade 8 students on Wednesday, January 14 from 7 to 8:30 pm. The event is open to any student or family member who wishes to learn more about the school. There will be displays and information areas showcasing the sports teams and numerous clubs offered at SCI and Grade 8 students and their families will be able to talk to current students, athletes and staff. If students or parent/guardians have any questions about the Open House, they can call the SCI Guidance Office at 428-2639. There is an alternative snow date scheduled for Thursday, January 15 at the same time.

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Editorial A 2009 Wish List Here are some Creemore Echo wishes for 2009 – may at least a few of them come true! We’d love to see a full slate of retail operations on Mill Street, and smiles return to our merchants’ faces as construction ends and our commercial core returns, better than ever. We’re hoping that area companies, and particularly Honda, find a way through this economic downturn with no loss of local jobs. We’d like some closure on the Alliance Homes issue. Will we see shovels in the ground this year or will the developer take a step back while the economy sorts itself out? Either way, we’d like to know what’s going on. We’d love to see the Clearview Eco Action Network’s efforts to make Creemore a plastic-free zone come to fruition, and perhaps even attract some recognition from elsewhere in the province. We’re looking forward seeing Cole McArthur and his skateboarding buddies cut the ribbon on an upgraded Creemore Skate Park. Who knows? Maybe Creemore Mocks could become a full-fledged gala, with a line of limos making their way up Airport Road and network television providing prime-time coverage. We’d love to see the community embrace the Canada Day festivities as much as it did the Santa Claus Parade. We’d be happy if the Creemore Braves won a fifth consecutive championship. And, of course, we’d be grateful if the sun, currently on extended vacation, would return for a permanent stay once summer arrives (or even earlier). All of that’s not too much to ask, is it?

Opinion & Feedback Letter to the Editor Many thanks to the Echo for choosing me as Volunteer of the Year. It is very satisfying to be recognized for the time I have given to volunteering in Creemore. I would like to personally thank all those who over these many years have given of their time and talents to work together with me on the many projects for the good of the village. Paul Ruppel, Creemore

Another Amazing Community Christmas by Diane McKay The 7th Annual Community Christmas Dinner exceeded all expectations in terms of dinner guests; home deliveries to shut-ins; financial contributions; donations of food, decorations, and gifts; and the number of folks who came from as far away as Timmins, Cambridge and Mississauga to volunteer their time along with other caring individuals and families from throughout Creemore and area. Volunteers included youth from age 10 to seniors in their late 80s. In addition four teens received community credits, totalling over 16 hours. Even Tim Armour exceeded his past efforts to provide a beautiful tree... it was the biggest ever! Event coordinators Diane and Brian McKay, Chef Mathew Flett and Ali Woodley, Tim Armour and Karen Johnson and Murray Firth are pleased to welcome three new members to their team: Village Builders Inc. of Creemore as corporate sponsor; Terry Szwec as coordinator of the Big Heart Cookie Contest with the 100 Mile Store (see the winner on page 4); and Hazel and David Wipper for their gift of music during the social hour. Their involvement will help ensure the continuation of what has become a traditional event in the village. Another welcome gift is the offer from Kate and Rowlie Fleming to store the numerous containers of decorations, lights, and serving dishes. This special evening is made possible through the generosity of caring individuals, organizations and businesses who want to ensure everyone in the community, regardless of age or personal circumstances, has the opportunity to share a delicious tradional holiday meal in the warm fellowship of others and to receive greetings and a gift from a very jolly Santa who always manages to drop by. The Community Christmas Dinner TD Canada Trust Account # 0330-5202657 is open throughout the year for the convenience of those wishing to make a financial contribution.

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30 years of Smart ownership (Continued from page 1) Then, one day, she got a phone call that would change her life. “It was Jack, telling me he was thinking about selling his store and wondering if I was interested in buying it,” she said. “I said, ‘maybe,’ and hung up the phone.” But the decision was not a difficult one. Jean had already worked the odd weekend for Heslip, and she really enjoyed Creemore as a community. And when she had a look at the numbers, it was evident the little pharmacy was a healthy business. By mortgaging everything and having John cosign, Jean was able to buy the building and the business. “I’ve loved it ever since,” she said this week.

Highlights from the past three decades include her staff, which has always been excellent (including Heslip, who originally planned to stay on for one year after the sale of the business but ended up working part-time for the next 20 years); the day in 1989 when she decided to join the IDA chain of drugstores, increasing her buying power and giving her the opportunity to expand the store to the size it is today; and the 30-years-worth of children’s soccer teams sponsored by the pharmacy, many of which have been memorialized in pictures on another of the store’s walls. “There have been so many things,” said Jean. “It’s just such an honour to play such an important role in the community for so long.”


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Community Calendar This Weekend Friday, January 9 • Friday Night Supper at Creemore Legion from 5 to 7 pm. Soup, assorted Chinese food, assorted desserts, coffee, tea, buns, butter. Adults $12, Seniors $10. Call 466-2202 or 466-2432 to reserve your seat. • Basketball for ages 13 to adult from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. No charge. Also on Friday, January 23. Pickup Volleyball on Fridays, January 16 & 30. Call Laura at 466-6844 for more information. Saturday, January 10 • Please join Miriam at Curiosity House for their monthly Story Hour from 10:30 to 11:15 am. Children from 18 months to 6 years of age will have the opportunity to listen to captivating stories, share the love of reading and complete a small craft activity. (705) 466-3400. • Collingwood Music Festival’s Annual Brunch and Concert featuring world-renowned lyric tenor

Mark DuBois. A delicious Café Chartreuse-catered brunch at 11 am, followed by a 1 pm presentation of Mark Dubois performing the works of Schubert, Bernstein, Verdi, Mozart, Britten, Massenet, Schumann and Lehar. Tickets available at Curiosity House Book or by calling 1-888-283-1712, online at www.collingwoodmusicfestival.com • Community Baby Shower for Sheila Goodfellow Oster at Avening Community Centre from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Everyone welcome. • Creemore-Centric Art Show Opening at Mad & Noisy Gallery from 2 to 5 pm. Come see how your neighbours feel about Creemore. Sunday, January 11 • United Church of Canada – New Lowell at 10:15 am. No services at Avening or St. John’s, Creemore. • St. Andrew’s Maple Cross Presbyterian Church, 1 Caroline Street West. Worship &

Monday, January 12 • Clearview Township’s Council Meeting at 7 pm at the Council Chambers. Everyone welcome. • The Alzheimer Society of Greater Simcoe County holds a monthly Caregiver Support Group meeting where caregivers can discuss issues and successes in a confidential and supportive environment from 7:15 to 9:15 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 200 Maple Street, Collingwood (please use the door from the parking lot, closest to Maple St. and follow the signs to the room). For further information call (705) 722-l066. Tuesday, January 13 • Brad Holden and Sara Hershoff are on 97.7 The Beach today between 9 & 10 am to talk All Things Creemore. Thursday, January 15 • All are welcome to attend the CLEAN (Clearview Eco-Action Network) Meeting at St. Luke’s Anglican Church Hall starting at 7 pm. Saturday, January 17 • Community Information Meeting. Graham Flint will be the guest speaker. He is representing FORCE, a community group involved in a proposed quarry in Flamborough/Hamilton area. Meet at the Honeywood Arena Norduff Room at 10 am. Organized by local farmers & area residents. Tuesday, January 20 • Creemore BIA Annual General Meeting

including elections at Station on the Green starting at 6:30 pm. Wednesday, January 21 • Creemore Horticultural Society’s Meeting at St. Luke’s Anglican Church Hall at 7:30 pm. Sherri Wilson & Charlotte Vorstermans will be the presenters on “My Favourite Tool”. Please bring a favourite tool. Also, David Johnson will be there to sharpen tools. Friday, February 13 & Saturday, February 14 • Creemore’s Big Heart Festival. Watch for details. Saturday, February 14 • Creemore Legion’s Murder Mystery Dinner. Solve

Sunday School at 10 am. “Where Jesus is Lord, all are welcome.” Rev. Elizabeth Inglis. • Stayner Brethren in Christ Church, 1152 Conc 6 N, Sunday Worship at 10:35 am, Sunday School at 9:30 am. Join us for a worship experience with uplifting contemporary music and relevant messages. Visit www.staynerbic.com • The Salvation Army Hope Acres Community Church, situated in Mulmur Township, invite you to their Sunday Church Services at 10:45 am. For more information call (705) 466-3435. • Join us at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 22 Caroline St. W. for a joyful service of worship and Children’s Program at 11 am. • A Gift of Music Concert at St. Luke’s Anglican Church at 3 pm featuring Woodwind Trio. Tickets $15 per concert or 4 for $50. Refreshments. Tickets available at Curiosity House Books or at door.

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Ice skating really along, you can do that too. doesn’t get the recognition Mom, who hails by the it deserves. Perhaps it’s name Helen Blackburn, says because hockey and that a long time ago the Mad figure skating overpower River was great for skating. recreational skating. But if Area mills used to dam the you ever went over to the rivers almost every night, in Alex Creemore Ice Palace on a effect flooding the rivers to HARGRAVE Tuesday afternoon and tried create perfect ice. to keep up with the oldShe says the first covered timers, you might be surprised. arena was where the bookstore now My mother is an avid skater and the stands. Then, about the time of the Great one who encouraged me to write this Depression, the next rink was built at the article. She is also a terrific skater. corner of Elizabeth and Library Streets. As a kid I was raised playing hockey That’s the old barn where many of us and I always considered myself a halfdipsy-doodled with the puck or twirled decent skater. around and around and around. Well, about five years ago, mom Back in the old rink, we used to have invited me to enjoy a skate with the skate-a-thons – 24-hour skate-a-thons. I Creemore Adult Skating Club and, oh have vivid memories of skating around my goodness, the old-timers sure can and around, Gertie Gowan pouring hot skate. The first 15 minutes skating at a chocolate, mom tying my skates, and all high tempo was fine; it was the next 45 the boys racing to the shovels to clear minutes that caused me to suffer. Their the ice. endurance is incredible, whizzing around We also used to have skating races in the rink at a constant pace with up-beat public school. Creemore public school’s music blaring from the soundsystem for top three skaters in each grade raced a full hour with no breaks. Honestly, you against the best from Stayner’s public have to see them. Better yet, you should schools. The Creemore rink was never join them. the venue for the competition because the Don’t be alarmed. It doesn’t take long ice surface was too small and no stands to improve your conditioning so that you existed. At the Stayner arena, they had too can skate at breathtaking speeds. stands on both sides and people from Besides, if you want to dither-dather Creemore would gather on one side

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Painting & Repair Contracting For all your automotive needs 8427 Conc Rd 3 Lisle (705) 424-9993

Lose 6 to 20” in 1 Hour Guaranteed

Expert Painting Professional Masonry Repair Handyman Services Over 20 Years Experience

New Lowell • 424-0708

CREEMORE Cleaning Service

REIKI TREATMENTS

CHIROPRACTIC DR. NEIL PATRICK

from $30 by appointment or by chance detoxifying Bodywrap Therapy by Megan

Hazel Davies Reiki Master

416-278-6529 • 705-434-4005

466-6737

SWIFTLY SLENDER, THE CELEBRITY SECRET

1 Elizabeth St. W. Creemore

Enviro-safe cleaning supplies

Heather’s Paper Tole & Custom Framing

The

cultivate, topdress, etc.

705-466-2149

www.mollymaid.ca

Over 30 years experience

Residential & Commercial

We don’t cut corners, we clean them!

call for your FREE estimate

Ed Thomas (705) 429-8415 trianglewoodfloors.com

218 Main Street,

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

• Insured & Bonded Staff • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Repairs & restores old wood floors Installs new or antique random plank Sands & finishes onsite to your specs

For Holistic Help in Your Garden...Your Way

Garry Stamp, Owner/Operator

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

Triangle Wood Floors

Safety’s & Fuel Injection

Repairs to all makes of cars and light trucks!

(705) 466-2171

D-ODD JOB

phone 466-3334 • fax 466-5166

Verstegen Homes

Contact Kelly Martin Bus (705) 466-5124 Cell (416) 708-8489

CREEMORE MEDICAL CENTRE

466-3447

www.creemorechiro.com


CREEMORE ECHO • Friday, January 9, 2009 •

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The Classifieds BABY SHOWER

WORK WANTED

THANK YOU

Community Baby Shower for Sheila Goodfellow Oster at Avening Community Centre on Saturday, January 10 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Everyone welcome.

Wanted – ODD JOBS for winter season – cutting wood, piling wood, shovelling snow, many other odd jobs.Available Wednesdays & Thursdays. Phone 466-5240.

FOR SALE

THANK YOU

Organizers of the 7th Annual Community Christmas Dinner wish to thank Village Builders Inc. and all others who so willingly and generously contributed financially to the success of the event. Many thanks to all the area farmers, local businesses, artisans & caring individuals who gifted everything from evergreen boughs & centerpieces for the tables to note cards, calendars, candles and gift certificates to turkeys, ham, potatoes, homegrown green beans & sage, cheeses, apple cider, wine for mulling, and a vast array of home baked tarts, bars and cookies....lots of cookies thanks to the organizers and the participants of the Big Heart Cookie Contest. Special thanks to all who washed & peeled the vegetables, decorated the hall, tree & placemats, strung lights & banners inside & out, and to all who set the tables and assisted with the gift wrapping. A big hug to all who helped with the serving and the clean-up... especially those who eagerly filled in at the last minute for the volunteers who were not able to attend due to flu symptoms. Thanks also to those who provided seasonal CDs or shared their musical talents adding much to the festive atmosphere. Thanks to Bob for ensuring the walkways were safe. Thank you to all who brought nonperishable items and/or financial gifts for distribution to the Salvation Army Hope Acres. Many thanks to Creemore Echo, Stayner Sun and the Collingwood Connection for your help in promoting this event. And a big thank you to all who offered kind words of encouragement and expressions of appreciation. Thanks also to those individuals from Wasaga Beach and Stayner who gave us the wonderful compliment of seeking our advice on their plans to create a similar event in their respective communities. We wish them every success with their efforts to ensure all residents regardless of age or financial circumstance have the opportunity to share this special meal in the fellowship of others.

Seasoned FIREWOOD for sale. Delivery available. Call Bruce Kidd. 466-6728. HAY for sale. Call the Whitley boys at 466-3541.

FOR RENT APARTMENT for rent. A very attractive & spacious one bedroom apartment in Creemore. Features beautiful wood floors & 4 newer appliances. Sorry nonsmokers only, no pets. Please call (705) 446-4841 for details.

HELP WANTED Part-time employment opportunity. Experienced Youth Workers (15 hrs. per week) needed to work with a community group organizing activities for youth in Creemore & surrounding area starting in March. Previous professional experience working with youth is mandatory. Communication skills (both written and oral) along with the ability to relate to teens are extremely important. Research skills an asset. Submit your resume and expected hourly wage to Youth Worker Position, c/o Creemore Echo, 3 Caroline Street West, Box 1219, Creemore ON L0M 1G0 or fax to (705) 466-9908 or email info@creemore.com not later that January 30, 2009.

SERVICES BUSI-BEE BOOKKEEPING. Affordable bookkeeping service, accurate recording, honest and confidential specializing in small business and farm finances. Call Lynn at 466-2477. Make this year a clean one… HOUSE CLEANING service available weekly, bi-weekly, monthly. In the business locally for 8 years, references available. Call Lorraine at (705) 423-9076. ROLLING RIDGE ROOFING & SNOW REMOVAL. We clear your roof & decks of snow & icicles. Call Kevin (519) 986-2545.

Thank you to the Avening United Church Ladies for all of the Christmas treats. Jean Cosbey The residents and staff of Leisureworld Creedan Valley would like to extend a huge thank you to the downtown merchants for taking time on the evening of December 17th to provide an opportunity for our residents to do some Christmas shopping. Your contribution to the residents at this busy time of year was both appreciated and enjoyable. Once again thank you to the following merchants for your time and generosity: Creemore IDA Village Pharmacy, Cardboard Castles, Curiosity House Books, La Maison Francaise, Old Mill House, Seasons in Creemore and MK Lynde Photography and Media. Just another way Creemore continues to show their big heart. Thank you to all our good friends and family. Thanks for coming to bring greetings to Orley for his 90th Birthday and to visit with our family. Your donations to the food bank were fabulous and we thank you for them. Thanks to anyone who also left gifts. To each of you who helped in any way before and after the party, our thanks. Last but not least to those that cleaned away the snow from the steps and yard – our thanks. It was a great party and we wish everyone a blessed New Year. Orley & Margaret Arnold and family

LEGION LOUNGE Creemore Legion Lounge open Tuesday to Friday 7 pm to midnight, Saturday 1 pm to midnight. Closed Sunday and Monday.

LOST / FOUND LOST DOG. December 18, Centre Rd north of Cty Rd 21. Female lab/ rottie cross, all black, white diamond on chest, no tail. Answers to Chelsea. Reward. Call 466-5239.

HEALTH CARE

FOUND MONEY in a container. Tuesday, December 23 in front of the Meat Market & Home Hardware. Call (905) 640-8819 to claim.

PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER – Are you needing help with daily activities, housework, restorative therapy, life enrichment, palliative or dementia care? Call Linda 424-1239.

FORGOTTEN DISHES. If you didn’t take your plate or dish home from the Community Christmas Dinner, please call Diane McKay at 466-3126 to arrange to pick it up.

FALL YOGA

with Catherine Randall

Starting Jan 19 at Station on the Green Mon. 7:30-9 pm • All levels Tues. 9-10:30 am • Intermediate Thurs. 9-10:30 am • Beginner/ Inter

Pre-registration required. Call Catherine Randall at 466-3533 or email cathcreemore@yahoo.ca

Thanks to Muriel Day for remembering us at Creemore Echo. We love your Christmas cake!

pump p p your y heart, lubricate yyour jjoints,, release your y tension, enhance your balance & tone your muscles with creative movement mindful

Brad & Sara hit the waves to talk all things Creemore

Tuesday, Jan. 13 with Mariane McLeod & Joe Cahill

Georgian Bay Today starting at 9 am

Listen online at 977thebeach.ca

CREEMORE CHIROPRACTIC DR. NEIL PATRICK

Join the Winter Series now!

YOUR LOCAL CHIROPRACTOR in the CREEMORE MEDICAL CENTRE

Please call before your first class ~ There is no prerequisite of fitness or training in order to participate in NIA classes.

www.creemorechiro.com

Mondays at 7:00PM & Fridays at 10AM at Station on the Green Ayrlie 705-444-0550 • www.nianow.com

466-3447

ATTENTION BIA MEMBERS

Annual General Meeting and Election Tuesday, January 20 starting at 6:30 pm at Station on the Green

Contact Secretary Lily White at 466-2240 if you wish to run for office or with questions

Book your Classified Ad for only 60¢ per word. $15 minimum (GST included.) Call by 5 pm on Tuesday for that Friday’s publication. Tel 705-466-9906 fax 705-466-9908 or email sara@creemore.com Echo classifieds are now online at www.creemore.com.

Goodfellow Oster Lorne & Sheila are pleased to announce the arrival of

Eve Mary Goodfellow Oster born November 5, 2008 at the Royal Victoria Hospital weighing 7 lbs 3 oz. Eve is welcomed by grandparents Shirley and the late Bill Oster of Avening and Don and Marybelle Goodfellow of Lisle.

Congratulations Kyle Clark on earning your Mechanic’s Licence

We are very proud Love, Mom and Dad


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• CREEMORE ECHO •

Friday, January 9, 2009

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CLEARVIEW TOWNSHIP

NOTICES

NEW LOWELL  WASTEWATER SERVICING MUNICIPAL CLASS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (EA) The Township of Clearview has completed Phases 1 and 2 of the Class EA process studying the need for wastewater treatment capacity in the community of New Lowell to meet service demands from projected growth within the designated settlement area boundary. The Township has identified the preferred servicing solution as construction of a gravity sewer collection system and a wastewater treatment plant. It has been determined that the study must advance through Phases 3 and 4 of the Class EA process, which will examine design alternatives, and provide additional opportunity for public comment. This project is now proceeding as a Schedule ‘C’ project under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, an approval process under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act for all municipal projects of this nature. Questions may be directed to the Township’s Director of Public Works, or the Consulting Engineer at the addresses outlined below:

Mixed Bonspiel The Mixed Bonspiel is traditionally the first spiel of the season and the 2009 winners were this group with ties to both Creemore and Stayner: Andrew Millsap, Rhonda Lowe, Melanie Patten and Dale Lightheart.

CLEARVIEW TOWNSHIP

NOTICES

NOTTAWA  WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM MUNICIPAL CLASS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (EA) NOTICE OF COMPLETION The Township of Clearview has completed its study of wastewater servicing and treatment options for the community of Nottawa. The Township has identified the preferred servicing solution as construction of a gravity sewer collection system and a pump station and forcemain to deliver the wastewater to the Collingwood wastewater collection system for treatment by the Town of Collingwood. The Township of Clearview has an agreement in principle with the Town of Collingwood for this proposed solution. A detailed agreement will be negotiated between the Township and the Town of Collingwood subsequent to this EA. The estimated cost of this proposed solution, as per the project file, is $12.4 M (2007 CDN $). The project file report is available for review on the Township’s website and at the following location. Township of Clearview Municipal Office Box 200, 217 Gideon Street Stayner, Ontario L0M 1S0 Mon-Fri : 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Telephone 705-428-6230 This project is being planned as a Schedule ‘B’ project under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, an approval process under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act for all municipal projects of this nature. Subject to comments received as a result of this Notice, and the receipt of necessary approvals, the Township intends to proceed with design and construction of this project. Interested persons should provide written comment on the proposal to the Township’s Director of Public Works within 45 calendar days from the date of this Notice. Questions may be directed to the Township’s Director of Public Works, or the Consulting Engineer at the addresses outlined below: Mr. Richard Spraggs, P.Eng. Director of Public Works Township of Clearview Box 200, 217 Gideon Street Stayner, Ontario L0M 1S0 Tel: 705-428-6230 x 243 Fax: 705-428-0288 Email: rspraggs@clearviewtwp.on.ca

Mr. Robert Mayberry, P.Eng. Project Manager R.J. Burnside & Associates Ltd. 3 Ronell Crescent Collingwood, ON L9Y 4J6 Tel: 705-446-0515 x 389 Fax: 705-446-2399 Email: bob.mayberry@rjburnside.com

If concerns arise regarding the project which cannot be resolved in discussion with the municipality, a person or party may request that the Minister of Environment make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as Part II Order), which addresses individual environmental assessments. Requests must be received by the Minister at the address identified below within 45 calendar days of this Notice. A copy of the request must also be sent to the Township’s Director of Public Works. If there is no such request received by January 31, 2009 these projects may proceed to design and construction as presented in the planning documentation.

Minister of the Environment 135 St. Clair Avenue 12th Floor, Toronto ON M4V 1P5

This notice posted December 17, 2008. Mr. Richard Spraggs, P.Eng. - Director of Public Works, Township of Clearview 081203 Notice of Schedule change - New Lowell

2008-12-12 3:48 PM

STAYNER  WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM MUNICIPAL CLASS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (EA) NOTICE OF COMPLETION The Township of Clearview has completed its study of the need for increased wastewater treatment capacity in the community of Stayner to meet service demands from projected growth within the designated settlement area boundary. The Township has identified the preferred servicing solution as expansion of the existing gravity sewer collection system and construction of a pump station and forcemain to deliver wastewater, in excess of the currently approved Stayner Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) capacity of 2,500 m³/d, to the Wasaga Beach wastewater collection system for treatment by the Town of Wasaga Beach. The Township of Clearview has an agreement in principle with the Town of Wasaga Beach for this proposed solution. A detailed agreement will be negotiated between the Township and the Town of Wasaga Beach subsequent to this EA. The estimated cost of this proposed solution, as per the project file, is $16.3 M (2007 CDN $) The project file report is available for review on the Township’s website and at the following location. Township of Clearview Municipal Office Box 200, 217 Gideon Street Stayner, Ontario L0M 1S0 Mon-Fri : 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Telephone 705-428-6230 This project is being planned as a Schedule ‘B’ project under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, an approval process under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act for all municipal projects of this nature. Subject to comments received as a result of this Notice, and the receipt of necessary approvals, the Township intends to proceed with design and construction of this project. Interested persons should provide written comment on the proposal to the Township’s Director of Public Works within 45 calendar days from the date of this Notice. Questions may be directed to the Township’s Director of Public Works, or the Consulting Engineer at the addresses outlined below: Mr. Richard Spraggs, P.Eng. Director of Public Works Township of Clearview Box 200, 217 Gideon Street Stayner, Ontario L0M 1S0 Tel: 705-428-6230 x 243 Fax: 705-428-0288 Email: rspraggs@clearviewtwp.on.ca

Mr. Robert Mayberry, P.Eng. Project Manager R.J. Burnside & Associates Ltd. 3 Ronell Crescent Collingwood, ON L9Y 4J6 Tel: 705-446-0515 x 389 Fax:705-446-2399 Email:bob.mayberry@rjburnside.com

If concerns arise regarding the project which cannot be resolved in discussion with the municipality, a person or party may request that the Minister of Environment make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (Part II Order), which addresses individual environmental assessments. Requests must be received by the Minister at the address identified below within 45 calendar days of this Notice. A copy of the request must also be sent to the Township’s Director of Public Works. If there is no such request received by January 31, 2009, these projects may proceed to design and construction as presented in the planning documentation.

Minister of the Environment 135 St. Clair Avenue 12th Floor, Toronto ON M4V 1P5 Mr. Richard Spraggs, P.Eng. - Director of Public Works, Township of Clearview

Mr. Richard Spraggs, P.Eng. - Director of Public Works, Township of Clearview

081203 Notice of Completion - Stayner

2008-12-12 2:31 PM

2008-12-12 9:55 AM

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

Mr. Robert Mayberry, P.Eng. Project Manager R.J. Burnside & Associates Ltd. 3 Ronell Crescent Collingwood, ON L9Y 4J6 Tel: 705-446-0515 x 389 Fax:705-446-2399 Email:bob.mayberry@rjburnside.com

This notice posted December 17, 2008.

This notice posted December 17, 2008. 081203 Notice of Completion - Nottawa

Mr. Richard Spraggs, P.Eng. Director of Public Works Township of Clearview Box 200, 217 Gideon Street Stayner, Ontario L0M 1S0 Tel: 705-428-6230 x 243 Fax: 705-428-0288 Email: rspraggs@clearviewtwp.on.ca

www.clearviewtwp.on.ca

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

www.clearviewtwp.on.ca

January 9, 2009  
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