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Skatepark vandals sought in Uxbridge DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

UXBRIDGE: Councillors lashed out at individuals responsible for recent vandalism at the new skate park this week, during a presentation detailing the landscape design for the site. Amanda Ferraro, the township’s Manager of Recreation, Culture and Tourism appeared before council alongside landscape designer Adrian Giacca to detail the landscape features expected to be installed at the skate park later this year, when talk shifted to recent vandalism at the park. Ward 5 Councillor Gord Highet began things by expressing a desire for additional pathways to reach the park. “I’d hate to see it landscaped and kids create dirt paths to the park. Because, they are going to take the shortest possible route,” said Councillor Highet. Then, after Ms. Ferraro explained that some boards have been removed from the fence to provide easier access to users, Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor engaged in tough talk for would-be vandals. “I’m very distressed to hear that they’re taking down the fence,” Mayor O’Connor commented. “We’re building a park for them to enjoy, and a lot of time and money has gone into it. And, it’s not their fence to take down. People have worked very hard on the park, and to see this lack of respect is very disheartening. If it doesn’t improve, we’re in for a very long haul.” Ms. Ferraro then explained that a Skate Park Ambassador program is currently in the works to aid the park through positive reinforcement from other young people. The Mayor was hopeful that the situation will improve, but also pledged to issue a swift response should such incidents of vandalism continue. “I have zero tolerance for destruction of property. That is definitely starting off on the wrong foot,” said Mayor O’Connor. “If it continues, we’ll have to take severe steps, and that’s not fair to the majority of kids using the park.” TURN TO PAGE 4


THE BIGGER PICTURE: Were you among the local subjects of Alberta photographer Tim Van Horn last week? Turn to Page 10 to find out about the Canadian Mosaic Project and a certain local ice hut now BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard gracing a postage stamp.

Work continues on Scugog facilities policy BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

SCUGOG: Scugog’s new ‘zero tolerance’ policy for unacceptable behaviour at municipal facilities received a few more adjustments this week, after staff presented a draft version of the document to councillors. The policy, previously discussed by councillors last month, is designed to establish a code of ethics for facility users and provide protocol for staff in dealing with a wide range of incidents, including physical and verbal assaults, threats and disrespectful acts. Work began on the policy following a Feb. 19 assault on a hockey ref at the Scugog Arena. In that incident,

a verbal exchange between the referee and two parents of Port Perry players began inside the arena, regarding calls made by the ref during the game. Police said that one parent later threatened the ref and kicked his legs in the parking lot. The assault took place in front of several people, including children, said police. One parent was charged while the ref and the second parent were later suspended for their roles in the incident. The draft policy details a number of behaviours deemed unacceptable by the township, along with a response protocol for facility staff to follow in such incidents, beginning with a verbal warning and escalating to police involvement if necessary. TURN TO PAGE 5



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Thurs., Apr. 11, 2013 Register Now for Spring Programs! Camp Scugog and Aquatic Registration begins May 6th – 5-7 pm Check out the Spring/Summer Leisure Guide for more details - available on our website: MEETINGS, PROCLAMATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS Council / Committee Meeting Schedule April 15th • Education and Training Session - 2:00 p.m. • Council Meeting – 6:30 p.m. April 16th • *Greenbank Community Hall Meeting – 7:00 p.m. *Meeting will be held at the Greenbank Community Hall (19965 Hwy 12, Greenbank) April 17th • Scugog Heritage & Museum Advisory Committee – 7:00 p.m. The meetings noted above are open to the public and will be held at the Municipal Office (181 Perry St., Port Perry) unless noted differently. Notice of an Education and Training Session An Education and Training Session has been called for Council on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in Council Chambers (181 Perry St., Port Perry). Mr. Jim Dyment will be making a presentation on the new Comprehensive Zoning By-Law for the Township of Scugog. Tri Council Meeting – April 18th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. A Tri-Council (Townships of Scugog, Uxbridge and Brock) Meeting will be held at Mill Run Golf & Country Club in Uxbridge. Education Session will be closed to the public. Proclamations for the month of April • World Autism Awareness Day - April 2nd • National Volunteer Week - April 15th - 21st •National Victims of Crime Awareness Week - April 21st -27th • National Day of Mourning - April 28th Council Appointments The Council of the Township of Scugog invites additional applications from members of the public who are qualified electors (18 years of age, Canadian Citizen) in the Township of Scugog who wish to have their names considered for appointment to the following Committees for this Council term: • Scugog Heritage & Museum Committee - 1 member • Blackstock Recreation Advisory Committee - 2 members • Public Art Advisory Committee - 2 members • Scugog Sports Hall of Fame Committee - 2 members • Scugog Accessibility Advisory Committee - 2 members • Scugog Seniors Advisory Committee - 1 member from Ward 1 & 1 member from Ward 4 • Fenceviewers - 2 Application forms and details regarding each of the Committees is available on the Township of Scugog web site at or at the Municipal Office, 181 Perry St., Port Perry applications will be accepted by the undersigned. Kim Coates, A.M.C.T. Clerk - E-mail: Employment Opportunity EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Planning Technician – Employment Opportunity The Township of Scugog has an opportunity available for a Planning Technician within the Community Services Department. Visit to view the posting and qualifications, copies of the posting are also available at the Municipal Office (181 Perry St., Port Perry). Interested parties must submit a covering letter and resume clearly outlining how you meet the qualifications of this position by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2013 to Lisa Fitton, Executive Assistant to the Mayor & CAO, Township of Scugog, 181 Perry Street, P.O. Box 780, Port Perry, ON L9L 1A7 (email or through our website. Please mark replies, “Planning Technician, Community Services Department. We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information will be used to determine eligibility for potential employment and is pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The Township of Scugog is an equal opportunity employer.



Scugog Sports Hall of Fame - Nominations Nominations are being invited for consideration and induction into the Scugog Sports Hall of Fame. Nomination categories include: Athlete, Team and Builder. Nomination forms and criteria information are available at the Township Municipal Office and the Scugog Community Recreation Centre or visit the Township Website at

Scugog Shores Heritage Centre & Archives (1655 Reach St., Port Perry) inside the Scugog Arena on the 2nd floor. Regular hours of operation are Tuesday - Sunday from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for students/seniors, $2 for children 5-12 and free for children 4 and under. Please contact us for rates for school programs and group tours.

Nominations will be received until Friday, May 31, 2013. Contact Lindsay Burnett for additional information at 905-985-7346 ext. 120 or email Township of Scugog Roads - Half Loads in Effect The 2013 Weight Restriction Season for ALL Township of Scugog roads started Friday, March 1, 2013 and will end on approximately Friday, May 10, 2013. The actual end date will be determined following reviews of road and weather conditions periodically toward the end of the weight restriction season. The weight restriction is five (5) tonnes per axle, with no exceptions. Bridge Closure – Scugog Line 8 - Important Notice Scugog Line 8 from Highway 7/12 to Old Simcoe Road will be closed (effective immediately) for bridge repair until further notice. For information please contact the Township of Scugog Public Works Department at 905-985-7346 x112 or e-mail

RECREATION Early Bird Registration Join us on Monday, May 6th from 5-7 p.m. at the Scugog Arena to register for our Summer Camps and Birdseye Pool programs, including swimming lessons. You will also have the opportunity to meet the Aquatic and Camp staff so all your questions can be answered! All early birds will receive $5.00 off per child, per family, maximum one program. A program is defined as one session of swimming lessons or one week of camp. For more information, please call Shawna at 905-985-8698 ext. 101 or email Scugog Kids Ball Hockey League SKBHL – is a 10 week co-ed ball hockey league (non-contact sports) for children ages 4-12 years old. Teams are separated into 3 age groups: 4-6 years, 7-9 years and 10-12 years old. Cost is $140.00 per person for a 10 game season, plus Saturday, June 29th – Tournament. Games will be played on Wednesday nights between 5-9 p.m. The Township is also looking for two coaches per team to help motivate and help with operating the bench doors. **Coaches will receive free registration for 1 child registered in the SKBHL. Contact Shawna at 905-985-8698 ext. 101 or email to register! Don’t Delay, Register Today For Spring Programs! Infant, Toddlers and Pre-school Programs (0-5 years) • Wee Wigglers- Angels and Buds • Spring and Things! NEW • Jr. Sports of All Sorts NEW • Scugog Kids Ball Hockey League Childrens Programs (7-12 years) • Kid Kreations • Sports of All Sorts • Drama Club NEW • Youth Mountain Biking NEW • Scugog Kids Ball Hockey League

For more information contact: Shannon Kelly, Curator T: 905-985-8698 x 103 Email: Scugog Shores Museums Volunteer Appreciation Evening Thursday, April 25th at 7:00 pm Please join us at the Scugog Shores Heritage Centre & Archives (1655 Reach St., Port Perry – inside the Scugog Arena) as we recognize National Volunteer Week and celebrate the essential role volunteers play at the Scugog Shores Museums. Please RSVP to or 905-985-8698 x 103. New Animal Shelter for Uxbridge-Scugog Annual General Meeting Tuesday, April 16, 2013 The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the New Animal Shelter for Uxbridge-Scugog is being held on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Uxbridge Township Offices located at 51 Toronto Street South, Uxbridge. Everyone is welcome! Visit for more information on the organization, volunteer opportunities and to make a donation online. Pitch-In Week - April 21 to April 27, 2013 Join with various groups as they clean-up parks, ponds, roads and waterfront areas in the Township of Scugog throughout the week. A 20 minute makeover will be held Friday, April 26, 2013 where residents and businesses are encouraged to take just 20 minutes to clean up local areas (gloves and garbage bags provided). Please register your group online at, Environmental Initiatives. For further information contact or phone 905-985-7346 ext. 112. Compost Giveaway Event – May 11th, 2013 The Township of Scugog and the Region of Durham’s Compost Giveaway Event will be held Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Scugog Community Recreation Centre (1655 Reach St., Port Perry). Note there is a three (3) container limit per car. Bring your own shovel and containers. Green bins, blue boxes and backyard composters will be available for sale (cash only). Damaged blue boxes and green bins can also be exchanged at this event. Horse Lover’s Tour Uxbridge Tour on May 25th & Scugog Tour on June 2nd The Township of Scugog & Township of Uxbridge have partnered together to create a “Horse Lover’s Tour”. This self guided tour will enable people to visit various horse facilities in our respective Townships. Come and visit our beautiful rural countryside farms. Be sure to mark your calendar for this free event. The Uxbridge tour will take place on May 25th and the Scugog Tour will take place on June 2nd both from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For more information on the tours and a list of participating farms visit

Adults (18+ years) • Women’s Mountain Biking NEW For more information or to register please contact Shawna at 905-985-8698 ext. 101 or email Home Alone Safety Course An interactive training course for children ages 10-12. This 3 hour course prepares children for all the important steps of staying home alone safely. Class will be held on Saturday, April 27th from 12:30-3:30 p.m. For more information or to register please contact Shawna at 905-985-8698 ext. 101 or email

Summer Student Employment Opportunity – Historical Interpreter The Community Services Department has an opening for a summer student as a Historical Interpreter. The job posting listing the job duties and qualifications, and Job Application is available on our website

Park and Ball Diamond Bookings If you are interested in booking Palmer Park for an event or need to book one of the Township’s six ball diamonds, please contact Natalie Lindell at 905-985-7346 ext. 112 or email

Applications marked “Community Services” are to be mailed or dropped off at the Township of Scugog, 181 Perry Street, PO Box 780, Port Perry, ON, L9L 1A7, by 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 3rd, 2013. Applications may also be faxed to 905-985-9914 or emailed to We wish to thank all applicants for their interest in the Township of Scugog; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Township of Scugog is an equal opportunity employer.

“Arts of China” Royal Ontario Museum on display at the Scugog Shores Heritage Centre & Archives Have you ever wondered about the significance of the Chinese dragon? This and other questions are explored in Arts of China. The Scugog Shores Heritage Centre & Archives is pleased to host the new travelling exhibit from the Royal Ontario Museum - Arts of China on display until May 26th, 2013.


Municipal Offices 181 Perry Street, PO Box 780 Port Perry, ON, L9L 1A7 Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m Phone: 905-985-7346 / Fax: 905-985-9914 After Hours Township Road Issues: 905-434-2173 / Email: Website:

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Operation Scugog Children’s Spring & Summer Clothing & Toy Sale Saturday, April 13 • 9 a.m. - 12 noon

Scugog Community Centre • 1655 Reach St.

HERE COME THE SCOTS: The annual Tartan Day parade returned to downtown Port Perry last Saturday (April 6), commemorating the independence of Scotland in 1320. The event drew a good crowd marching down the centre of Queen St. to the Latcham Centre. BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

Youth volunteer program returns this summer to: Arian and Jennette Kooger 4441 Mckee Rd. Blackstock, Ontario L0B 1B0

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2013 is an initiative of Youth Unlimited, a non-profit, faith-based organization which invites youth groups from Canada and the U.S. to offer services in communities to which they travel. According to organizer Arian Kooger, the work ranges from tasks such as painting, yard clean-ups and minor home repair to working with children and

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Youths in a previous incarnation of the Serve initiative work on one of the many volunteer projects offered in the program. SUBMITTED PHOTO SCUGOG: Youth looking for work experience and organizations looking for some summer help take note. The Serve 2013 initiative is returning to Scugog Township from July 6 to 12, and as hosts for the program, Prince Albert’s Hope Church will be inviting 49 youths from across North America to take part. Serve

905-985-4427 or 1-866-507-2375

seniors or organizations like food banks. Youth work from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the week in groups of five or six with one adult supervisor. Organizations interested in hosting youth can contact Mr. Kooger at 905-9860779 or for an application form. Applications are due by April 30 and can be mailed


Ready For The Right Person To Proceed With A Proposed Draft Plan To Create A Subdivision With 8 Residential Lots. Part Lot 19,Conc # C Consisting Of 12.7 Acres. Plan Of Subdivision 16T-03502. Plus An Older Good Brick Home With View Of Lake Scugog. Details Available On File (Plan Survey For Lots Proposed). Deeded Access To Lake. Asking $579,000. Call Chuck Willes 905-985-9777.

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ExCEPtiONAl wAtErfrONt Sandy stone shoreline. Custom built, open concept, vaulted ceiling, ranch style bungalow, finished top to bottom, walkout basement to beautiful stone interlock, gardens, walkways, patio. Detached bunkie furnished with heat & hydro. Double garage with full workshop below double garage (walkout). Asking $769,000. Call Chuck Willes 905-985-9777.

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New skatepark victim of vandalism F RO M PAG E 1

The news of vandalism overshadowed Mr. Giacca’s detailed presentation on the landscape design for the site. “It was our goal to bring an attractive and safe atmosphere to the skate park,” explained Mr. Giacca. He would add that among the features users can expect to see are a shade structure between

the parking lot and the park, including picnic tables to allow for shaded viewing of all the action at the park. As well, there will also be a garden at the site, which will be maintained in partnership with the Uxbridge Horticulture Club. The pathway leading to the park will contain stones signifying the many donors to the site. However, Ward 2 Councillor Pat Molloy felt that

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A Fundraising Event for the 1st Port Perry ScoutS attending the 2013 Canadian Jamboree in Alberta this July Please come

Date: Sunday, April 14 anyod utsuhppofortouthe r community Time: 1:30-8:00pm Location: Port Perry Curling Club Cost: Spaghetti Dinner

Adults: $10 Kids under 12: $7 Toddlers under 2: Free Time: 4:30-8:00pm

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KENNY & DOLLY TOGETHER AGAIN! Saturday April 20, 2013 • 8:00 pm


905-985-8181 Answer the trivia question and drop off your entry to The Standard, 94A Water St., Port Perry. Random draw winner! Contest closes April 15th at 5 p.m., 2013. Please print below Name: __________________________________________Phone Number: ____________ Skill Question: What year did Kenny and Dolly release “Islands in the Stream”? ________________ .

Uxbridge Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor more could be done to recognize those who contributed funds towards the project. “If I was a donor, or a business owner in town, I’d like people driving by to be able to see my name,” said Councillor Molloy. Ms. Ferraro responded by saying that the sign at the road would have to be quite large in order to

be readable, and that the Skate Park Committee had previously discussed where donor recognition stones would be most visible. Mayor O’Connor then added that similar donor displays at the Arena, Legion and Library all are inside, and that the sign at the road will be reserved for the as yet to be determined name for the entire complex, which is also slated to feature a pool in the coming years. The mayor then pitched a novel idea to combat vandals, and ensure proper respect for property is being displayed. “When I retire from this job, I’m going to sit up there and watch them,” joked Mayor O’Connor. “But, don’t hold your breath for my retirement.”

GIVING A HOOT IN UXBRIDGE: Jo Anne Canonico (right) came from Sunderland to take part in the Uxbridge BIA’s latest HOOT event at Baked at Frankie’s, where Joel van Veghel offered up delicious glutenDARRYL KNIGHT The Standard free samples.

New shops bloom in downtown Uxbridge DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

UXBRIDGE: It’s not just flowers that will come into bloom this spring, as a number of retailers are prepping to move into downtown Uxbridge. Teddy’s Organic Market plans for a soft opening on Tuesday, April 16 at the corner of Main St. and Brock St., where Pharmasave was recently located. The store will serve as an extension of Zephyr Organics, a farm owned and operated over three generations by former Ward 2 Councillor Ted Eng. For the past 23 years, Zephyr Organics has been at the forefront of organicly grown produce, and the store serves to strengthen the bond between the farm and the table. According to Mr. Eng, the farm will provide a significant portion of the 200 produce items available in the store, with the rest imported

from other parts of Canada and overseas. Beyond produce, Teddy’s Organic Market will also feature a wide assortment of organic products including milk, eggs, cheese, butter and meats. As well, the market will also feature a mini restaurant offering a juice bar, organic soups and sandwiches. The closest store of a similar nature is located in Newmarket, so Mr. Eng is hopeful that his new store will offer residents the opportunity to enjoy organic produce, while also shopping local. Also, residents looking to beat the heat can now do so at a new gelato shop - A Perfect Scoop - located in Rogers’ former location on the north side of Brock St. As well, floral shop Branching Out is doing just that by moving into the space formerly occupied by La Petite Fleur. Branching Out has now complet-

ed the North Durham trifecta, as they currently operate locations in both Port Perry and Cannington. Further up Brock St., The Dollar Store and Beyond will be opening shortly in the former IGA/Sears building on the corner of Toronto St. North and Brock St. Council approved a sign for the business at the their meeting on the morning of Monday, March 15, with the lone change being the addition of wood trim in keeping with the heritage feel of the downtown area. Additionally, the Sue Sue Boutique will be relocating soon to the space above the Tin Cup Cafe at the corner of Church St. and Brock St. that was once the home of Sammy’s Pizza, and most recently was occupied by Strawberry Threads. The new openings come on the heels of a rejuvenation of Uxbridge’s downtown that has seen a number of retailers, such as Edward Jones and Low’s Furniture, make wide-spread improvements and renovations.

Uxbridge BIA goes green for Earth Day UXBRIDGE: The Uxbridge BIA is planning to paint the town green at a special Earth Day Celebration later this month. On Saturday, April 20, The Uxbridge BIA will be hosting a ‘go GREEN’ event, providing free family fun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. throughout downtown Uxbridge. Visitors will be able to enjoy discovering green initatives and eco-friendly products. Experts will also be on hand to lead demos and other hand-on activities, as well as chat with attendees. Those attending will be able to save a different type of green at downtown shops’ in-store green promotions. The ‘go GREEN’ celebration will also feature great events, including an eco-chic fashion show featuring

fabulous fashions from a variety of downtown merchants. An eco art show is also planned, and will feature art in a variety of mediums, created from recycled, reclaimed or eco-friendly materials. Visitors will also be able to enjoy unplugged musical acts throughout the day. There is limited space in the eco art show still available. Those interested in showcasing their creations, or other ways to be involved with the ‘go GREEN’ celebration should contact via e-mail for additional information. As well, even Superman will be making an appearance at the event to lend his experience in saving the planet. For updates leading up to the event, and more information check or UxbridgeBIA.

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Policy wording discussed F RO M PAG E 1

that someone may be trying to be a good employee by doing something they shouldn’t.” The mayor added that any incidents involving young offenders will also require additional rules requiring staff to contact parents or guardians to pick up youth ejected from facilities. “I think it’ a good draft – but it’s very complicated in the legal world because people have rights and liberties,” said the mayor, adding that scenarios such as attendance at public meetings arranged by the municipality may be among the exemptions from the policy’s consequences.

In addition to any possible police charges, consequences for offenders may include suspension from all municipal facilities and programs, at staff ’s discretion, of at least one month. Appeals to the policy’s consequences will require individuals to pay a nonScugog Mayor refundable fee of $200, Chuck Mercier which Recreation and Culture Manager Craig tion of incidents. Belfry said was in line with “When I read this, it other municipalities that sounds like it may cause have enacted such polistaff to do something cies. that maybe someone else “Once police are should be doing,” said involved and there are the mayor. “It will stop criminal charges, it’s violence. I’m concerned GRAND OPENING: Foodland Port Perry owners Brian and Michelle Shaw taken to a whole different• 905-985-8962 4 River Street, Seagrave cut the ribbon at the Queen St. store’s grand opening on Friday, April 5. The level,” said Mr. Belfry, addevent drew representatives from both the business and the community, in- ing that the policy does cluding Operation Scugog food bank, which received a donation from the not currently account for store, as well as former Toronto Maple Leaf Tiger Williams, who was on a suspended individual’s re-entry into municipal hand signing autographs. BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard facilities. Community Service Director Don Gordon said that the final version of the policy will take into account BLAKE WOLFE The Standard facilities such as the Scugog Memorial Public Library SCUGOG: Local drivand the township’s numerers travelling along the ous soccer fields and baseSimcoe St. corridor beball diamonds. tween Durham’s northThe policy, which will ern and southern munow go before user groups nicipalities will have to for comment, is yet to remember to fill up closreceive input from the er to home this spring, as Durham Region Police work on a rural gas staBOOKKEEPING SERVICES Service, as well as from the tion has hit a roadblock. • Small Business Bookkeeping Last March, the Esso sta- The former Esso station at Simcoe St. and Old township’s legal counsel. • Computerized Payroll New While councillors were tion located at 10550 Sim- Simcoe Rd. remains as it has since the business • Personal Income Tax Clients generally appreciative of • E-File coe St. (at the Old Simcoe was closed last spring. Welcome the draft policy, a numRd. intersection) suddenly Offi ce Hours: ber of changes were proclosed its doors, with yel- that stretch of road are few UOIT campus. Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. North of Hwy. 7A in posed, such as mandatory low caution tape in place and far between. Extended Evening & Saturday Hours The Esso gas station was Port Perry (which boasts reports in all incidents, of fuel pumps. The lot, during Tax Time by Appointment Only which still contains the the only one on Simcoe a cluster of three sta- the inclusion of bullying 4 River Street, Seagrave • 905-985-8962 building that housed the St. between the Hwy. 7A tions), northbound driv- and swearing on the list station’s store, saw the intersection in Port Perry ers on Simcoe St. in need of unacceptable behavremoval of fuel tanks last - home to three service sta- of fuel have to fill up at iours and immediate spring and has since be- tions, including another the Ultramar, located at police notification in any come an occasional park- Esso - and the north end the Beech St. intersection, criminal incidents, a caveof Oshawa, where another before reaching the next at which Scugog Mayor ing spot for trucks. Chuck Mercier said may According to Tom Mc- gas station is located next set of pumps in Manilla. help prevent the escalaMillan, a spokesperson for to the Durham College/ Parkland Fuel Corporation, attempts to sell the property to potential gas station operators have so far been unsuccessful. He explained that the station was originally shut FAMILY PHYSICIAN down by Parkland after an economic analysis of the location deemed the station to be “not profitable” enough to warrant its continued operation. While Parkland is continuing in its search for a potential buyer, Mr. McMillan said that it’s too early to tell whether anTo have your name added to our waiting list, please call other gas station will open at the site. ext. 6220 after 10:00 a.m. Rural gas stations along

Simcoe St. gas station still vacant

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Dr. Wray will be accepting family practice patients from our existing waiting list in the order in which they were added.


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NORTH DURHAM Friday, April 12 Blackstock Co-Op Nursery School presents Ladies Night Out, 7-10 p.m. at Nestleton Hall. Shop all your favourite vendors like Scentsy, Grace Adel, Epicure and many more. $2 admission includes door prize draws. Saturday, April 13 Operation Scugog annual Spring Children’s Clothing Consignment Sale at the Scugog Community Centre from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Contact 905-985-7030 for more information. - Greenbank Folk Music Society presents Corin Raymond and the Sundowners. Greenbank Centennial Hall, Greenbank, Hwy 12 (30 mins N of Whitby), 8 p.m. Tickets $25. Phone 905-985-8351 for reserved tickets and information. Watch for future concerts on our Facebook page and web site at Sunday, April 14 Lasagna Dinner at Greenbank United Church hosted by the Evening Unit U.C.W. Seatings at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Adults $10. Children 6-12 yrs. $5. Children 5 and under free. Including salad, bread and ice cream bar. Contact Valerie Hunter 905-985-3586. - Flea market at Nestleton Hall on Hwy. 7A, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wide variety of vendors. For vendor info., call 905-986-4038. Put on by Caesarea Skate Park for Kids Fundraiser. - Port Perry United Church Choir Grand Event at 3 p.m. – “Here’s to Song” with guests The Kawartha Male Chorus. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children under age 12, and are available at the church office or door. For info call 905-985-2801. Wednesday, April 17 Brain Injury Association of Durham Region Support Group Meeting, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 850 King St. W., Unit 24, Oshawa. Presentation on Affordable Cooking by Nichole Davies. If you need transportation assistance, call 905-723-2732 or 1-866-354-4464. - The Sunderland Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star is sponsoring a fashion show on, 2013 at 7:30 pm at the Sunderland Town Hall featuring TanJay Fashions. Proceeds to Precious Minds. - Lake Scugog Historical Society Meeting at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 7:30 p.m. at 319 Queen St., Port Perry. Guest Speaker Nancy MacLeod Presents her Victorian Costume Show. Visit for more information. Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19 Spring Rummage Sale: Thursday, April 18, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, April 19, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Port Perry United Church (294 Queen St. at Simcoe St.) Spring & Summer Clothing, Footwear, Linens, Books, Games, Toys, Small Kitchen & Décor items and other Surprises! Thursday, April 18 The Uxbridge Genealogy Group will meet at 7 p.m. in the Lower Hall of Uxbridge Library. Admission $2.00, 50/50 draw. Local genealogist will disclose how to find and use the less common and harder to access resources available in your family search. All welcome, to learn more or share.

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GREENBANK by Mary Jean Till The Greenbank to Guatemala Mission Team continue fundraising for the October 2013 mission, and appreciate support given. On Friday, April 12, Progressive Euchre Night at Greenbank hall – doors open at 7 p.m., cards start 7:30 p.m. Price is $15 per person. Rain barrels can be ordered through – a great way to collect rain for gardens. Pre-orders will be available for pick-up at the church parking lot on May 25. Also that day, the ‘team’ will hold a plant sale and bottle drive at the park shelter. Ladies Bible Study with leader Margaret Ann Lamb concluded a 12 week session on April 1. Seagrave U.C. continues Bible Study on April 18 – “Opening Doors to Spirituality.” All welcome. Canyon Myers received a gift for filling his Bible Jeopardy card, and Kaine Richardson and Janelle Phoenix answered their quiz questions. Remember to get your advance April 14 Lasagna Supper tickets from Valerie Hunter at 905-985-3586, or any Evening UCW member. There will be two settings at

PRINCE ALBERT by Pat Boyd This Sunday (April 14), the shawls for the Prayer Shawl ministry will be blessed at the regular service at Prince Albert United Church. Keep in mind that Prince Albert church will be holding their Yard, Plant and Bake Sale at the Community Center on Saturday May 25, at 8 a.m. The six people who purchased “An Evening of Cards” at the Talent Auction held last fall, at the church, were at the home of Denise Jeffery and Randy Watson on Friday evening. All had an enjoyable evening. Saturday evening, a number of people from the area travelled to Brooklin to attend The Bucks Euchre. The proceeds from this evening are donated to Camp Trillium. Prince Albert Public School will be holding a “Welcome to Kindergarten” evening from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23. This is the first of three evenings. The Scugog Christian school Spring Membership meeting is on Thursday, April 25 at the school. The euchre winners on Thursday evening at the Community Center are Mac Albright, Marilyn Wallace, Joyce Norrish, Deanna Stanfield, Jean VanCamp and Georgina Stiner.

5 and 6:30 p.m. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children age 6 to 12, children under age 6 are free. Menu – lasagna, salad, bread, ice cream, and beverage. The Lions continue to take orders for 55 lbs. bags of lawn 21-7-7 and garden 18-18-18 fertilizer for end of April delivery. To order, phone 905-985-3723. Cost is $25. The Lions also have 540ml tins of maple syrup for sale at $10 a tin. Phone 905-985-3723 for this sweet deal. On Sunday, April 14, there will be a “Mind, Body and Soul” wellness display by several vendors at the Greenbank hall from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is FREE, and mini treatments and readings are available for interested customers. Welcome home to ‘snowbirds’ Helen Hadden, John and Madeline McCabe and Rodd and Marie Foster. Glad to see Joe Norton is out and about after his recent surgery. The local cancer canvassers will be knocking at your door thorough the month of April and welcome your support.

SCUGOG ISLAND by Jeanne C. Le Saux The Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, hosted the Annual Drum Social, on Sunday afternoon a great turn out for the Social and it is always nice to see all the people out and socializing. A big thank you goes out to all the Volunteers who help with the set up and take down of the event. There were many winners in the door prizes and raffles. The next annual event the Mississaugas of Scugog Island will be hosting is the Native Arts & Crafts Sale and Show, on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is open to everyone. Admission is free, and there will be free door prizes and raffles tickets, and 50/50 draw tickets can be purchased as well. As well, there will be a food booth operating. So come out and make a day of it see some wonderful piece of art and or purchase a unique collection of your own. Happy Birthdays goes out to: Kale Thompson (April 10), Della Charles and Cheyenne Williamson (April 11) and Brandon Needham (April 13). And Happy birthday to anyone else I may have missed. Please remember to have all Island news in by 6 p.m. on Sunday evenings.I can be reached by phone at 905985-7662 or by e-mail at

ZEPHYR & SANDFORD by Pat Asling Snowdrops and periwinkle are blooming, the swans, song sparrows and hooded mergansers are back, and this is a good news week! Congratulations to Bruce (the Boss) and Barb (the Real Boss) who celebrated their 56th anniversary recently. Congrats to the Uxbridge Figure Skating Club, including Olivia Kokkenin, who had posted excellent points for the year. Congratulations to Pam Noble who was the recipient of a 25-year pin as staff at Uxbridge Public Library. Many have grown up with her serving them there in various capacities. Congratulations to Ted Eng, former councillor and organic

vegetable grower, on the soon-to-be opened Organic Market in Uxbridge. Congratulations to Travis Smalley, whose graduation recital will be held in Maureen Forster Hall, Waterloo U. on April 21. He’ll wow the crowd with voice and poise and we hope to hear some of those numbers in Sandford/ Zephyr soon. Congratulations to a wonderful lady celebrating her 90th birthday at the Seniors Centre Sunday afternoon. Anyone who was a patient of the Drs. St. John and Lennox will remember Rodine (Ronnie) Egan. Ronnie also participated in very many community activities and organizations; her popular-

ity and renown was born testimony to by the capacity crowd, eager to pay homage to a great “character.” Lastly, congratulations to my mother, Stella, who celebrated her 97th birthday Saturday, April 6. About 45 of the Asling/Ashton/Ryall families gathered at the Villa to acknowledge the living on Sunday, April 7. Zephyr welcomes new members to the congregation April 14. On the 15th UCW women are invited to the Living Waters Presbyterial, Stouffville. Zephyr hosts their Oyster soup/Ham and Scalloped Potato supper on Tues. April 16. Sandford UCW meets April 25.

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EPSOM & UTICA by Shari Kerry My apologies! For the last two weeks, I have mistakenly wrote down that the beef supper is at Utica United Church. The beef supper will be at Utica Memory Hall on April 13, 4:30 - 7pm. Donations of desserts for the supper would be greatly appreciated. The UCW will be having a pie sale upstairs at the same time as the supper, and would also appreciate any contributions from the community for their fundraiser. If you are making a pie or two for the supper, it is very easy to double the recipe and take some upstairs. Goodwood Church are holding their ham and maple syrup dinner on April 18. There will be a service at Reachview on April 21, 2 p.m. Belated Birthday wishes to Stella Asling who celebrated her 97th birthday on April 6. Best Wishes to Ray and Dorothy Munro who recently celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary. Thank you to Alex and Kelty McKay who gave a very informative presentation last Sunday of their travels to Africa. They showed pictures of the area and homes that our church raised money for the goats that would give the children living in the orphanage milk. The Durham West 4-H Exchange Club are holding a bottle and farm battery drive and popcan collection on Saturday April 20. They are trying to raise funds for the nine members that are planning to travel west this summer. Please contact Barb Hackner for further information at or Jane Johnson at 905-985-1672.

SEAGRAVE by Robin Drew & Jean Short If you would like an idea for Mother’s Day, why not take her to Miller Memorial Church on May 11 for dinner (roast beef or manicotti) and concert by North County Gospel. This church is more than 135 years old and is in need of a new roof. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. and the concert is at 7 p.m. Cost of the dinner and concert is $25, cost of the concert only is $10. For reservations, please call Janet at 1-705-786-2179. For anyone who enjoys the acting and singing of George Timms, he is currently acting in Manor Havoc, a comedy at the Beaverton Town Hall, April 12 and 13 and 19 and 20. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the cost is $15. Church News There was a great turnout for the Youth Group evening. Each month the attendance is increasing. Wendy, you are doing a marvellous job.

Greeters this week were Jack and Elizabeth Redshaw. Tara Taylor reported that 23,650 pennies were turned in for M&S fund during Lent. Once again, this spring the church is raising funds through your purchases at Otter Greenhouses. When you purchase flowers for your garden from April 8 to June 9, just tell them that you would like your purchases credited to our Church. Rev. Paul spoke to the children about LOVE and that we should treat others as we would like to have them treat us. Coming Events: April 13 - 8:30 a.m. - Men’s Breakfast All are welcome. April 14 - 9:15 a.m. - Church Service followed by Coffee Hour at 10:15 a.m. Please send your news items to or or by phone at 905-985-9921.

1710 Scugog Street, Port Perry Father Peter Lackmanec MASS SATURDAY - 5 p.m. SUNDAY - 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. For Mass through the week call the Parish at 905-985-7071

ST. JOHN’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 319 Queen Street, Port Perry Pastor Robert Kennedy 905-985-3881 SUNDAY, April 14 Service at 10 a.m. Sunday School and Nursery Care Available All are warmly welcome


Caesarea Nestleton Euchre Euchre scores for April 4th were as follows: high scores – 1)G.Davidson, 2)J.Rowe, 3)D.Slute, 4)P.Booth, 5)B.Kirven & H.Krieg; most one hands – D.Slute & G.Davidson; and low score – L.Zych. Forty-two card players enjoyed the night. Why not join us on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Nestleton hall at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Caesarea Skateboard Park Fundraiser The next Flea Market is on Sunday, April 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Nestleton Community Hall, Hwy 7A, Nestleton, run by Caesarea Skateboard Park Fundraiser. A wide variety of vendors, plus a hot breakfast and lunch will be available. For more information, call Susie at 905-986-4038 Blackstock & District Lions Club May 11 is the day that our Lions head up to Kirkfield to open up our Camp for the summer season. Camp Kirk is maintained by the Lions, Lioness and Leos of our District for campers who come in every 10 to 14 days all summer. The children who qualify for registration have a learning disability that is the focus of the camp directors and counsellors. By all reports, many of the campers return each summer because they have enjoyed themselves in previous years. They tell us that at Camp Kirk they can just be themselves and that’s just all right with everyone.

BLACKSTOCK by Joyce Kelly St. John’s Anglican Church would like to thank the community for supporting the fun Shout Sister Concert on Thursday. Be sure your calendars are marked for the fun event – the United Church’s Talent Auction which will be held on Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m., with viewing at 7 p.m. at the recreation centre. If you have a talent or item for the auction, call Heather at 905985-6021 or Kelly at 905-986-4917 as soon as possible. Also coming up is the Sketch and Water Colour Painting lessons with Roy Bower at the St. John’s Church from April 24 – May 15, 9 a.m. – noon. Cost is $60. To register, call the office at 905-986-0557. Winners at the Tuesday evening card party were Don Geer, Joyce Hawkins, Doris Manns, Ellen Gibson, and Harold Crawford (low). Elmo Gibson had the most lone hands. Specials were won by Peter Booth, Alma Manns and Don Geer.


19100 Island Road, Port Perry A warm welcome to all 905-985-4094 SUNDAY, April 14 10 a.m. Morning Service

14460 Simcoe St., Port Perry Sunday, April 14, 10 a.m. Nursery and Sunday School (Anglican Network in Canada) All are Welcome.

UXBRIDGE TRINITY UNITED CHURCH 20 First Avenue Pastor Kirby Constable 905-852-6213


2210 Hwy. 7A (at Island Rd.) 905-985-8681 Rev. Jim Clemens, Sr. Pastor Join us for worship this week:


SUNDAY SERVICES 9:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10:30 a.m. Worship 6:30 p.m. Worship


Nursery Care and Jr. Church is available A warm welcome to all


Rev. Elaine Hall - Rev. Don Willmer 905-985-2801

CAESAREA by Eleanor Colwell

Blackstock Co-Op Nursery is holding a Ladies’ Night Out on Friday, April 12, 7-10 p.m. at Nestleton Community Hall. Visit all of your favourite vendors – Scentsy, Grace Adel, Epicure and many, more. Admission is $2. A great opportunity for a fun evening. Happy birthday greetings go to Lawrence VanCamp who celebrated his 50th birthday with a community party at Nestleton hall on Friday evening. What great fun with lots of games, visiting and great food. His sister Jill and Mike Davison, Jonah and Gwen of Bermuda spent a week with their father Richard VanCamp and enjoyed attending the party. There are still spots available at the Junior Kindergarten Readiness Programme for 3-4 year olds at the Nursery School. Children may attend the sessions on Monday, Wednesday and/ or Friday. For more information call the school at 905-986-4585.


SUNDAY, April 14

593 Alma St., Port Perry,

Ontario 905-985-1346 Rev John Benschop Tuesday - 7:30 p.m. Youth Meeting Tuesday to Thursday - 4-7 p.m. After school program “HEARTBEAT” for ages 12-17 Friday - 7:30 p.m. Prayer Revival Join us Sunday Mornings at 10 a.m. Prayer 10:30 a.m. Celebration Service SOMETHING FOR ALL AGES

Port Perry United Church 294 Queen St., Port Perry 9:50 a.m. Morning Worship Prince Albert United Church 23 Jeffrey St., Prince Albert 11:30 a.m. Morning Worship Nursery Care and Sunday School Available •


(Anglican Church of Canada)

Rev. John Anderson

266 North St., Port Perry Phone: 905-985-7278 3rd Sunday of Easter Sunday, April 14 10 a.m. Morning Prayer

Join us on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. A contemporary worship experience in a relaxed environment.

Staff: Dr. Fred Penney, Lead Pastor Scott Manuel, Youth Pastor Brenna Cruickshank, Children’s Ministry Director 1680 Reach Street. - 905-985-4441 website: Emmanuel Community Church: ‘Reaching up to God; Reaching out to our Community,’

Sunday School and Nursery available


Pastor Bernhard VanderVlis SUNDAYS at 10 a.m. Mid-week programs for youth and adults! 14480 Old Simcoe Rd. (Between 7A and Prince Albert) 905-985-9307


Rev. Paul Moorhouse 905-985-7766

SUNDAY, April 14 Seagrave (in the beautiful hamlet of Seagrave) 9:15 a.m. Morning Service

Greenbank (Hwy 12, minutes. N. of Pt. Perry) 11 a.m. Morning Service Everyone is Welcome Children’s time with 11 a.m. service

To list your church events contact Katherine at 905-985-6985

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EDITORIAL The two-way street With a recent decision by Oshawa council to cancel a $5,400 invoice for city services to the organizer of the Heroes Highway motorcycle ride, the issue of communication between government and constituent is once again brought to the forefront. Councillors decided this past Monday to forgive the bill, after the event’s organizer, a Scugog man, went ahead with the ride in 2011, under the impression that he had the city’s blessing - only to discover that an application for funding was turned down long after the ride could be turned around. The expected arguments for and against forgiveness ensued and that municipality is now on the hook for a few grand, related to items like clean-up and road closures. Whether or not Oshawa council’s decisions regarding the event and subsequent bill were politically prudent, or if all events supporting Canadian military should see any related fees waived, are discussions in and of themselves. What’s at stake here is communication. If the event’s organizers knew well ahead of time that municipal funding was not going to be available, alternate plans could have likely been made and a regrettable situation could have been avoided. In all cases of communication, it’s a two way street. Government needs to inform citizens of its decisions - particularly those that will affect individuals profoundly - in a timely manner, but as citizens, we must also bear some responsibility in keeping up to date on when those decisions may take place. Let’s not let something so simple get in the way of a good cause.

Sally Ann needs your help

Family of young theft victim speaks out To The Editor, Our family is extremely thankful for the overwhelming outpouring of community support during the recent thefts in Blackstock. As many are aware, our truck, along with many other vehicles on our street, were broken into during the night of March 23. Unfortunately, some items belonging to our son were stolen. We have a six-year-old autistic son who relies day in and day out on following routines to cope. His heart was broken when we got into the vehicle to go out and his DVD player was not there. This may seem very trivial, or unimportant to most people, but as an autistic child, he felt like the

world was about to end. It took us a long time to calm and comfort him. We have been contacted by some very thoughtful, wonderful people over the last week, and want to let them know that we appreciate their kind words and in one instance, an extremely generous donation of a new portable DVD player, which our son is now graciously enjoying. It is the thoughtful and caring people of this community like you, who make our township such a remarkable place to call home. Please know that our attempt to reach out for the return of our items was purely for the comfort of our son. The monetary value is of little importance to us, but the happiness

and well-being of our child is. For whoever is responsible for stealing these treasured possessions, although we do not know who you are, we are sure that our son was in much bigger need of these items then you were. Before taking things that do not belong to you, please understand that the smallest object may be of utmost importance to the owner, regardless of what it is or who it belongs to.

To the Editor, Salvation Army camp for kids is coming up and to assist with the supplies each child must take to camp, Wash Worx at 11 Main St. has agreed to collect sleeping bags for the campers. So, from April 15 to June 15, please take your sleeping bags into Wash Worx. Jason and Angie have kindly offered to freshen up all the sleeping bags for our young campers to use. It is through the generosity of local businesses that children can go to camp and create memories that last a lifetime. Thank you to Wash Worx for this very generous offer. Bev Northeast Salvation Army Chair Uxbridge

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Dishing the dirt on Greenbank Airport To The Editor, As a resident of Greenbank, I am writing this letter to express my continued disappointment that Scugog Township has allowed the go-ahead of this airport project. I confess, last year in watching this deal transpire, I was naively expecting wisdom and good planning from our elected leaders, thinking “no, they could never allow that to happen, it’s not right,” but I was foolishly mistaken. The cash payback that the township received has obviously blinded any rational, community-driven thinking. Highway 47 is a mess - you cannot drive along the stretch towards the intersection of 47 and 12 being stuck behind an inept road-cleaning vehicle which drives too far into the road to pass safely, adding frustration and a new element of danger to that roadway. The dirt is simply pushed around, and it doesn’t seem to do much except for scare the devil out of drivers coming over the hump to find cars at a crawl coming at them, or cars trying to go forward, all hedging for an opportunity to pass the foolish thing. I feel terribly sorry for the people who live around that intersection, particularly those on the east side of Hwy. 12, as all that dirt is just blowing onto their homes, cars, yards and property. We moved out here from the city to “a quieter place,” we thought. Not so. Pilots are not supposed to fly over Greenbank, according to “designated flight plans,” but they do, daily – because nobody has any real recourse when the perpetrator is in an airplane. “You can call the

Ministry of Transportation with an airplane number, you can find it on the bottom of the plane,” I was told by the airport guy. Yeah, right – good luck with that! I was walking in the Nonquon the other day, and rather than hearing the sounds of nature, as I hoped, I heard airplanes. That is not the sound of progress - that is the sound of Scugog’s shame. I am not even going to get into the environmental impact on the fine farmland, the Crown Nature Reserve with the Nonquon River as part, the many children who breathe this air daily, the drinking water supplied by wells... Who cares, right? The township is making money! Many people have built this com-

munity up from raw farmland, in good faith, having set down roots and invested much time and money in this area. Now that all the “good feeling” meetings are done, after all the deals were done behind closed doors, we, the residents of Greenbank have to live with this so-called progress. Whose progress is it, anyway? It surely is not progress for the residents of Greenbank, and we are very unhappily bearing the brunt of whatever dreams and schemes those further south hope to profit from. What recourse do we have? Many of us who love this community would very much like to know. Linda Pitura Greenbank

No more Ontario puppy mills To the Editor, Dean Will is a very well known face around the Ontario legislature and respected by all, as he worked and sat in the house for six years as an interpreter. Dean is an advocate for puppy mill dogs who last May adopted a little Cairn terrier from a horrid situation and vowed to all those left behind that he would help them. That was in May 2012. In June 2012 he started this petition. Dean, also has a rescue from Westies in need. As you all know, in the fall the Ontario legislature shut down, but in early spring, Dean kept his promise and the petition is now in the hands of the Ontario legislature. Let me add that his petition which had to be hand done (no Internet or electronic

versions) collected approximately 15,500 signatures. Dean had the help of Barbara Neilson from Cairn rescue who got the petition out to the Cairn world. Now, the legislature has 30 days to reply to the MPP’s who introduced the petition. I implore you, now is you time to act. Go to your constituency office. Lobby your MPP. Let him or her know that there are people in his or her riding who are passionate about this legislation to ban puppy mills. For further information please contact Dean Wills at 416-6918433 or Elaine Gould at 705-7565550. Elaine Gould People Against Puppy Mills of Ontario

April Fools are in bloom Springtime is upon us and throughout North Durham, events and new business ventures are blooming around every corner. And this column space is no exception, as this week I will be launching a new (hopefully) annual tradition by highlighting some of the April Fools who continue to turn heads in the community. This serves as a precursor to my ‘People I’m Not Talking To This Year’ column that runs in January. So, anyone on this list, let it be known that I am giving you eight months to clean up your act or be fitted with a cone of silence in 2014. First up is whoever is responsible for delegating snow clearing in Scugog Township. Throughout the winter months, roads on the east side of Lakeridge Rd. are plagued with issues relating to snow, creating daily havoc for North Durham motorists. I would like to think that a township that was recently held responsible to the tune of millions of dollars for an accident that stemmed from allegedly poor road conditions would go above and beyond the call of duty in ensuring that roads are passable. Yet, on a nearly daily basis Water St. in Uxbridge is cleared better than Port Perry’s Water St. It reminds me of a joke I heard recently. “What’s the difference between a Sasquatch and a snowplow?” “Someone might believe you if you said you saw a Sasquatch on the road in Scugog Township.” Next up on our cavalcade of catastrophes are posters

on minor hockey message boards. I detailed a lot of my issues with these people in a recent column, but I feel they deserve a second mention. Throughout the year, the Central Ontario Wolves Minor Midget hockey team on which I served as Public Relations Director was raked over the coals by anonymous internet posters taking aim at our squad. This past weekend, the Wolves tied the organization’s record for players taken in the OHL draft when five players heard their names called. It just goes to show that internet posters largely have no clue what they are talking about, and thus, can only be referred to as true April Fools. Alas, they are not the only hockey-related April Fools. According to reports, the OHA has bowed to pressure from the Clarington Eagles to open up all of Durham Region as part of their drawing area. When Clarington rejoined the league two years ago, it was with the condition that there team be composed of Clarington-residing players, save for the four import player spots who can be taken from anywhere. Well, apparently winning a league championship in their first year was not enough as the Eagles apparently cried foul that they could not compete under the current agreement. I have a ton of respect for the Clarington organization, and they have always treated me with the utmost in professionalism. But, this latest move is downright bush league. There are more than 80,000 people living in Clarington, and the idea that a team can’t seem to find 16 or so junior

Staying in touch... JOHN O’TOOLE MPP

Tire tax rate increases over 400 per cent Officially, it’s called the Ontario Tire Stewardship Fee. Yet it’s really a tax by another name that covers the cost to recycle ties. As of the beginning of April, farmers across Ontario learned that the fee they pay will rise by up to 400 per cent or more. Until March 31, 2013, agricultural tires carried a stewardship fee of $15.29 per tire, regardless of rim diameter or tire weight. After April 1, all offroad tires will carry a stewardship fee based on the weight of the tire. This raises the stewardship fees for some common agricultural tires by up to $350 apiece. These are the kind of tires used on tractors and combines as well as other large offroad machines such as those used in forestry. In a recent commentary, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture said this drastic price increase will unfairly penalize farm businesses by costing them thousands of dollars of unanticipated fees each year. The increase also contributes to the uneven playing field for Ontario farmers against international competition and will render the program unsustainable as lower cost off-shore tires are sourced. It is shocking to learn that there were no opportunities for public input or comments from farm organizations before the new fees were imposed. Our PC Caucus is committed to scrapping this tire program. We believe in holding manufacturers and importers of tires responsible for recycling their own waste. We wouldn’t impose the type of costly, bureaucratic red tape which this government is so fond of. In my view, the role of government should be to set recycling targets, establish environmental standards and monitor outcomes. I will continue to work with farmers and farm equipment dealers and agri-businesses in Durham Riding to fight this unfair tax on rural Ontario.

A Knight’s Tale DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard @darrylknight

aged hockey players to field a competitive team is laughable. The final April Fool on the list is our Premier Kathleen Wynne. While I may not agree with all of her recent comments regarding infrastructure funding, she finds herself on this list for an entirely different reason. Earlier this year, Premier Wynne made the grand announcement that she was appointing herself Minister of Agriculture. On the surface this may seem like a strong statement that the Premier is so concerned with agriculture issues that she devotes her time to it personally. In reality though, all the Premier is doing is saying that an industry such as agriculture, which employs millions of Ontario residents, has no need for a full-time minister. This is a great disservice to farmers, and all of those involved in the industry who require strong, full-time leadership at Queen’s Park. What they don’t need is a part-time minister fulfilling a vanity project. Is there anyone I’ve missed that readers feel should be included on this list? Please, let me know by e-mailing standarddarryl@

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Building the face of Canada, one portrait at a time BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

SCUGOG: If you posed for a photograph near a 1981 Dodge van in downtown Port Perry last Friday (April 5), you have something in common with a local ice hut coming soon to an envelope in your mailbox. And if you own an ice hut with a particularly Canadian flair, read on. Since October 2008, Alberta resident Tim Van Horn has traversed Canada four times photographing Canadians in their natural habitats, from the Pacific and Atlantic coasts to the far north and urban Ontario and all points in between. Dubbed The Mosaic Project, Mr. Van Horn is aiming to photograph 36,000 Canadians in time for the nation’s 150th birthday on July 1, 2017. With approximately 20,000 photos - men, women, children of all ages - so far woven into the digital fabric of the mosaic’s patchwork, Mr. Van Horn is well on his way to completing the project in time for the big celebration. Travelling in a 1981 Dodge Sportsman van - dubbed ‘Maple’ - which doubles as a mobile museum featuring the work and setting up in busy areas of communities across the country, the endeavour has been a labour of love for the photographer, who has so far eschewed any sponsorship by government or business to support the journey. To that end, Maple is now “running on fumes,” said Mr. Van Horn, adding that he has kept going with

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Nathan is welcomed by grandparents Ron & Roslyn King, Morley & Marilyn Pitts and Irwin & Alissa Smith. Proud great-grandparents are Lloyd & Ruby Smith and Joan Lee. Sharing in the excitement are Uncle Pete & Auntie Christie, Auntie Kristyn & Uncle Tom, Auntie Marley and Nathan’s many cousins and friends.

Photographer Tim Van Horn and canine pals are pictured next to Maple the van, during a recent stop in Port Perry while shooting photos across the country for the Canadian Mosaic Project. BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard plenty of generous support in the form of donations - on the ice of Lake Scugog and immediately decided to snap a photo. After posting the picture to his blog, from perfect strangers. Mr. Van Horn’s latest stops brought him to the Mr. Van Horn said that he eventually forgot about the Scugog and Peterborough areas in search of new sub- photo. However, thanks to the Internet, the image is jects for his work. Approximately 30 photos were taken now emblazoned on a Canadian stamp, part of Canada in Port Perry, said Mr. Van Horn, before heading to Post’s ‘Canadian Pride’ series of stamps issued this past January. Orillia, Ontario, last weekend. The stamp is available as part of a set, “I want to make something big and featuring images of the maple leaf across beautiful for that day, and what better way the country in different settings and than to capture pictures of Canadians?” seasons, ranging from Mr. Van Horn’s said Mr. Van Horn, adding that his miliice hut to a sailboat in summer to a tary background has contributed to a set of iconic Muskoka chairs facing an sense of “duty to the people,” inspiring autumn lake. such a project. “Canadians are interested “Canada Post got in touch with in knowing who we are now more than me after seeing the ice hut photo on ever and these are pictures of everyday my blog,” recalled Mr. Van Horn. “I people in their natural environment.” didn’t even look at the photo after I Mr. Van Horn said that reception uploaded it.” to the project is overwhelmingly posiIn an effort to bring the process full tive, with pretty much everyone who circle, Mr. Van Horn hopes to get in passes by his camp agreeing to pose for a photo. This local ice hut, photo- touch with the owner of the Scugog ice Ultimately, Mr. Van Horn has big graphed by Mr. Van Horn hut immortalized on the stamp and with plans for the mosaic, everything from in 2009, is now featured any luck, photograph both the inspiration and the reproduced image in one displaying the final project on a buildon a Canada Post stamp. frame. ing to plastering it on the side of a bus “I’m looking for a reunion,” joked Mr. and taking it on tour through the communities where the photographs were originally taken. Van Horn. “I know it’s a bit of a long shot, but we’ll Passing through each province and territory multiple see.” The mosaic as it currently appears can be seen at times, Mr. Van Horn has captured images of Canadians The mosaic can also be found and Canada at all times of year. Which is where the ice hut and postage stamp on Facebook, where visitors can also donate to help the project continue. comes in. “This project is about how beautiful life is,” said Mr. During a stop in Scugog Township in 2009, Mr. Van Horn saw the hut - adorned with the Canadian flag Van Horn of the mosaic.

DDSB lecture tackles science of sleep Durham District School Board will present the third lecture in its 2013 SciTech Lecture Series on Thursday, April 18. This lecture is called “Our Emerging Understanding of the Neurobiological Basis of Sleep” and will be presented by Dr. Brian Murray, Director of Sleep Laboratory at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto. In his lecture, Murray will outline the current understanding of the basic control of normal sleep and what happens when these systems are disturbed. Sleep disorders are surprisingly common and have societal impact. The control of wakefulness and various states of sleep is maintained by elegant brain circuitry that is modulated

by chemical, genetic and behavioural influences. There has been a rapid expansion in the understanding of these systems in recent years. When there are abnormalities in these systems, there are often unusual medical and sometimes disastrous personal consequences. The lecture will take place at the Durham District School Board’s Education Centre located at 400 Taunton Rd. East, Whitby, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and includes a question and answer session. These lectures are meant for the general public, and no special scientific knowledge is required. All seating is free, and is strictly on a first come, first served basis. There is no reserved seating. The SciTech lectures are free public lectures on contemporary issues in science.


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Attersley Tire set to sponsor Peterborough Speedway The 2013 season is shaping-up to be one of the biggest in the history of Canada’s toughest third-of-a-mile asphalt oval. Peterborough Speedway officials are excited about bringing new marketing partners into the fold and recently announced Attersley Tire as the presenting sponsor for the Saturday, August 10 program featuring the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup. Track owner/promoter J.P. Josiasse says he’s thrilled to have the Attersley Tire colours fly at the track for this popular show. “They’ve been an advertiser in our weekly magazine for a number of years, so they’re obviously a strong supporter of what we do,” said Josiasse. “It will be great to welcome the team from the local branch of Attersley Tire to Peterborough Speedway for an amazing night of action, topped-off with a 100 lapper for the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup.” With a store at 677 Crown Dr. in Peterborough – as well as locations in Port Perry and Oshawa – Attersley Tire offers a

full line of passenger car, light truck, commercial and farm tires. You’ll also find a selection of wheels and rims for all vehicles. Attersley Tire provides 24 hour roadside assistance with a fully-stocked fleet of vehicles to take care of any need and keep downtime to a minimum. Call 800-860-5486 anytime of the day or night. Area store manager Logan Shearer says he and his team are looking forward to their night at the track. “We’ve always had some solid customer feedback from our program ads, so we figured it was time to get involved a little more and when the event sponsorship opportunity came along, it was the perfect chance,” said Shearer. “Motorsport supporters are very loyal to the brands, products and services they’ve have a positive experience with and spending the night taking in a great night of racing at Peterborough Speedway is a terrific way to build the Attersley Tire name. J.P. and his people have some big plans in store for the 2013 season. We’re

excited to be part of the team and welcome our customers and friends to Attersley Tire night at the speedway Saturday, Aug. 10. After finishing fourth in championship points and earning a popular first career trip to the winner’s circle during the 2012 campaign, Amanda Connolly will have the hometown crowd in her corner when the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup pack rolls into the bullring west of the Liftlock City. In addition to the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup, the Saturday, Aug. 10 show will also include Battlefield Equipment Rental Four Fun, Moi Parry Spring Service Renegade Trucks, Thunder Cars, Hurricane Midgets and King of the Hill. Pit gates open at 2 p.m.; spectator grandstands are unlocked at 5 p.m. with the first green flag at 6 p.m. Follow Peterborough Speedway on Facebook or Twitter and be sure to bookmark to keep up with the latest news throughout the year.

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Racing fans gear up for season’s return J. WALLY NESBITT The Standard

The light at the end of the winter’s long, frozen tunnel is finally beginning to shine, and for too many action-deprived race fans, the local motorsport season cannot come soon enough. Over the past few months, expansions, renovations and developments have continued at the nearly fabled Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, as the former Mosport facility prepares for its 53rd year of racing activities. The ‘professional’ schedule on the road course, highlighted this year by the inaugural visit from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the final, standalone appearance for the American Le Mans Series, will begin on the Victoria Day weekend. From the CTMP Speedway, stock car racing action takes the green flag on May 18 with the return of the Lucas Oil Pure Stocks, the Bob’s Towing Thunder Cars, the Late Models and the Techtonix Open Wheeled Modified Series on the half-mile, paperclip oval. But for those fans desperate for an earlier start, the Canadian Automobile Sport Clubs- Ontario Region calendar kicks off on May 4/5, with a full slate of both open, and closed wheel competition. Back on the CASC calendar this

year is the Toyo Tires Formula 1600 Championship Series, the ultimate training ground for future singleseater race stars. It will be an entirely new game this year, as the top three in championship points in 2012 have moved on to face other racing challenges. This semi-professional division will decide a champion following 14 individual races, the F-1600 series running doubleheader events at each of the seven CASC race dates. One step below the Formula 1600 cars in power and handling, but heads and shoulders above in close contact races is the FTDA Formula 1200 Series. Lightweight, nimble open-wheeled cars powered by a stock 55 horsepower VW motor, these may not possess a blinding top speed, but in a series where the competition is so evenly matched, success is determined by strategy, a bit of luck, and the ability to work the ‘draft’ when necessary. It is not unusual, in fact it is almost expected, to see trains of eight or 10 Formula 1200 cars in line, fanning out at the last possible moment, somehow avoiding contact, as the field streams through the corners, the drivers all jockeying for position and ultimately victory. If GT racing is more to your liking, then you will undoubtedly enjoy the choice of watching either

the GT Sprints Series presented by CSC Racing Products, or the BF Goodrich GT Challenge division. Featuring a huge assortment of makes and models ranging from Acuras and BMWs to pickups, Corvettes and Subarus, a fan will have no problem picking a favourite to cheer for. The GT Sprints, as their name implies, run short, 20 minute, timed dashes, with race winners decided in classes from GT-1 (the fastest) through GT-6. The GT Challenge division is the endurance branch, their contests varying from one to three hours in length. The GT Challenge races run as the final contest on Saturday, while the GT Sprints, like the F-1200 cars, run a trio of short races on every race weekend. Mix in an assortment of Vintage racing machinery, plus the ‘Run What Ya Brung’ Formula Libre class, and you have a memorable, two-day racing experience, with all the excitement, competitor interaction and easy accessibility that you could ask for. Should you decide to make a weekend outing of any CASC-OR event, camping is free, and admission tickets can be downloaded, also free of charge from the web site at T U R N TO PAG E 1 5

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Canadian Motorsports Park looking for 2013 track marshals safety chores for Canadian Motorsports Park, and they are always on the lookout for individuals, families or groups interested in “getting on the other side of the fences”. Closest to the trackside racing action, certain MMS marshals are responsible for clearing damaged cars, assisting accident-involved drivers, and cleaning the racing surface to allow for continued action. The flaggers pre-warn approaching competitors any dangerous situations, while other corner workers maintain constant contact with Race Control and

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Get on the right side of the fence with the MMs There is no other sport so reliant on volunteers as motorsports. From the track clean-up crew, to the

results runners, to the corner workers and safety marshals, their presence is essential in keeping the drivers and fans safe, and the races running in timely fashion. The Motorsports Marshalling Service (MMS) handles the corner working and

Ellen Greenough of the 1st Port Perry Scouts carries out a kitchen sink, proving that the local Scouts collected everything they could as part of their scrap metal/e-waste collection event last Saturday (April 6). The collection helped raised thousands of dollars towards maintenance of the BLAKE WOLFE The Standard Scout Hall on Simcoe St.

the other corner stations via radio. While occasionally, the days can get long and boring, there is still not a better seat in the house to watch the races. Training and instruction are provided for potential volunteers, with the season’s first school taking place on the May 4/5 race weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. If you’d like the opportunity to become an integral part of the greatest sport in the world, contact the Motorsport Marshalling Service at

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Gimme Shelter fundraiser returns to North Durham on May 4 The New Animal Shelter for Uxbridge-Scugog is pleased to present the second annual Gimme Shelter Gala on Saturday, May 4, at Mill Run Golf Club in Uxbridge. The event, hosted by well-known Canadian actor and comedian Neil Crone, kicks off with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner. A silent and live auction will be held along with numerous draws for prizes, all leading up to the featured door prize of

a Caribbean dream trip for two — a $3,500 travel voucher with My Wedding Away. Tickets are priced at $125 each or $900 for a reserved table of eight. A tax receipt will be issued for $50 per ticket. They will be available as of Saturday March 9 in person at Pet Valu in Port Perry and Uxbridge (cash or cheque), or on-line at The goal of the event is twofold: to increase community awareness and support of the new shelter and

Hosted by Neil Crone Silent Auction, Live Auction, Great Draws and Door Prize: Caribbean Dream Trip for two (see website for details)

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to raise $40,000 for the building fund. This wouldn’t be possible without the dedicated and generous backing of the event sponsors: Presenting Sponsor, McDonald’s Restaurants of Uxbridge and Scugog; Venue Sponsor, Mill Run Golf Club; Entertainment Sponsor, Vos’ Independent Grocer; Wine Sponsor, Williamson Uxbridge; Program Sponsor, Canadian Tire; Ticket Sponsor, Rutledge Jewellers; Dessert Sponsor, Pet Hospital on Main. Sponsorship opportunities for the reception and bar are still available as well as additional gold and corporate sponsors. For more information, send an e-mail to fundraising@ or call 416-840-4470. The New Animal Shelter for Uxbridge-Scugog is a designated charitable organization (registration number 85317 3300 RR0001) created by a volunteer group of concerned citizens to build a new facility to replace the outdated and inadequate existing shelter. The goal is to raise the estimated $1 million needed to fund the new shelter, scheduled to open in 2015 at 5500 Lakeridge Road. Visit for more information on the organization, volunteer opportunities and to make a donation online.

New ladies’ cycling program The Township of Scugog has partnered with the Durham Mountain Biking Association for a new mountain biking program for women. This course is taught by experienced mountain bike instructors who understand the female perspective of learning to mountain bike. You don’t need a fancy bike to get started - simply a mountain bike of some sort will get you rolling. Helmets are mandatory. Contact Shawna for more information or to register at 905-985-8698 ext. 101 or e-mail

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Banner year for local players at OHL Draft DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

It was a weekend of unprecedented success for North Durham hockey players this past weekend as the Ontario Hockey League held its annual entry draft. A total of eight players with local connections were among the 299 selected during OHL State Farm Priority Selection on Saturday, April 6. Leading the charge was Port Perry’s Jake Bricknell, who was selected in the second round, 38th overall by the Belleville Bulls from the Central Ontario Wolves Minor Midgets. Port Perry’s Lucas Clark, a six foot, 180 lb. centre, then heard his name called in the fifth round, 83rd overall by the Owen Sound Attack. Both players were at home at the time of their selection, joined by family and friends for their big day. “It was exciting, the whole house went crazy when Belleville made their pick,” Bricknell, a 5’11” 194 lb. centre, told The Standard. “I had been talking to a few teams, but I didn’t think it would come as early as it did. I’m thrilled that Belleville took me that early and has that much confidence in my game.” Clark admits that he was “speechless pretty much the whole time I was on the phone,” when Attack GM Dale DeGray called him following his selection. “I did manage to thank him for giving me this great opportunity,” Clark added. “I’ll be visiting Owen Sound later this week, and it’s been a very exciting stretch ever since Saturday morning.” Both players will now focus on improving their fitness levels in the hopes of cracking the roster in the fall. “The biggest thing is just trying to get as much time on the ice as possible over the summer to try and get your body into shape to compete against players as much as four years older,” explained Clark. The news represents a fork in the road for the Port Perry native who began playing on the same tyke team in 2003, and would later win OMHA Championships for the Port Perry Predators in both Novice and Atom. At different points in their minor hockey careers, they have lined up on opposing sides with Clark playing with Central Ontario

since Minor PeeWee, and Bricknell making stops in both Markham and Oshawa before returning to the Wolves this past season. “It’ll be bittersweet if we ever line up against each other since it means that we both will have achieved our goal that started so long ago,” said Bricknell. Clark agreed, but added, once the puck is dropped all of those positive sentiments are likely to go out the window. “We’ve played some of the most intense games of our careers against each other,” added Clark. “And it’ll definitely bring back some memories if we we ever line up across from each other in an OHL game.” Both players were excited about where they landed in the draft, with strong possibilities that they might be able to crack the lineup as 16-year-olds. As well, Bricknell was pleased to be going to the Bulls, in part because of their strong connection to North Durham. “The Bulls Coach and GM, George Burnett, is from Port Perry, and the owner, Gord Simmonds, is from Uxbridge,” added Bricknell. “And as players, Scott Simmonds is also from Uxbridge, and Brady Austin used to play for the Wolves so it does kind of feel like a homecoming.” Both players acknowledged the commitment made by their parents over the past several years as they chased their hockey dreams across the province. “The people I’d like to thank most are my parents Brad and Sherry for putting in a lot of time and money over the years, and being there with me at every step of this journey both on and off the ice,” Bricknell said. Clark also praised the work of his parents in helping him reach this lofty goal. “My parents, Doug and Brenda, deserve a ton of thanks for keeping me on the right path and pushing me and supporting me to be the best that I can possibly be in everything, not just hockey. My brother Ben also deserves a lot of credit. He’s always been my biggest fan and we really try and motivate each other and work as a team to reach our goals,” Clark said. The success achieved by local players in the draft didn’t end with Clark and Bricknell however, as many other players heard their names called. Their Wolves teammate, Brady Baker, and Uxbridge native was selected by the

FEELING A DRAFT: Port Perry natives Lucas Clark (left) and Jake Bricknell were among the many local players selected in the recent OHL draft when they heard their names called by Owen Sound and Belleville, respectively. The former teammates have been terrorizing opponents since winning an OMHA Championship in Novice (inset) and will now look to continue that success in the world’s top junior hockey circiut. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard London Knights, a perennial OHL powerhouse in the 14th round, 279th overall. Two other Wolves players were selected as Lindsay natives Johnny Corneil and Austin Eastman were selected by Niagara and North Bay respectively. Port Perry native Austin Ulett will have the opportunity to come closer to home after spending the year with the Mississauga Senators. The Peterborough Petes took the 6’1” 185 lb. centre in the seventh

round, 122nd overall. Uxbridge’s Quinn Eden, who spent last year with the Markham Waxers heard his name called by the Barrie Colts in the 12th round, 235th overall. Even the Uxbridge Bruins got into the act when defenceman and reigning COJHL Rookie of the Year Justin Bean was selected by the Bulls in the ninth round, 178th overall after being passed over a year ago.

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Beaton tops McKnight for Super League crown Their third end was decisive as Don Beaton, Ken Jeffrey, Mark Howsam and Willie Beaton won big for the second straight year. Their Gus Brown rink counted winnings of thirteen hundred dollars in defense of the Super League Championship. They had to beat league leading Sue McKnight and her KIA Lindsay team of Marg and Jennifer McKnight with Renee Cox throwing lead rocks. Two hits and rolls behind cover set up Beaton’s crucial third end opportunity when Sue McKnight came up short with her last rock leaving Beaton an open chance to score a big four points. But McKnight’s KIA Lindsay crew wasn’t done. McKnight tied it in the next end. Then Beaton scored singles in the fifth and sixth ends. McKnight tried to tie the game again with two points in the seventh but missed a hit with her first skip’s rock forcing her to blank the end to keep the hammer. In the eighth end, McKnight’s Kia crew ran out of rocks as Beaton’s Gus Brown Super League Champs won 6 to 4. McKnight’s squad took home over nine hundred dollars on the season and will be the ladies representative at the Dominion Club Championships in October. Beaton will skip the men’s team. In the Bronze Medal game between Rob Steele’s Last Rock Curling and Ralph Fairman’s Pineridge Impress it was a tight eight ends, four ends each. In the second end Steele drew to the four foot to go up by two points. Fairman’s John Bredin, Gord Wallace and Brian McLatchie scored two to tie it in the third. Steele’s Alice Beatty, Rob Thompson and Louise Haugen answered with two points in the fourth and stole one in the fifth to lead 6-3. The next two ends added three points for Pineridge to tie it going home. Steele had the hammer. Facing two Pineridge counters, Steele could hit and stick or draw. He drew to the eight foot to edge Pineridge 7 to 6. In the Con-

solation final it was all HUB International as they wrapped it up in just four ends. Brian Van Camp led Rob Larmer, Ken Slute and Bob Byers to an 8 to 0 win over the Allen’s Siding team of Mark St. John, Craig Harvey, Jay St. John and Peter Duivesteyn. Golphin wins Auto Glass/ Spohn Insurance ‘spiel When all the games were played, last rocks thrown, and last drinks drained, the Port Perry Auto Glass/ Kevin Spohn Insurance Mixed Bonspiel had been won by Terry Golphin, John Butler, Marita Kersten and Alice Beatty. Their Friday night six-end victory put them in the late draw Saturday morning. They would play two six end games and one eight ender. They ran up 12 points with a decisive first game win over Doug Rowe. They added 15 points with a win over Ken Jeffrey’s rink and another 15 with a win over Don Beaton’s side. Their second draw, three game total was 42 points. Second overall was Don Beaton team. Glenn Evans’ rink scored a total of 41 points through three games for third highest on the day. The Roberts rink from Uxbridge was fourth overall followed by teams skipped by Gretchen Cornish, Gord Wallace and Rob Steele. Winners were awarded meat trays and Bill Kennedy won the beer fridge draw. They put the bonspiel season to rest with entertainment provided by the Travelin’ Wilburs. Men’s standings as playoffs start For some it’s season over, for others a chance to cap the year with victory. Men’s Monday and Wednesday night playoffs got underway this week. Ken Slute’s rink topped Monday night standings followed

ROCKIN’ ROUND THE CLOCK: There was a full slate of action at the Port Perry Curling Club this past weekend as several local rinks took part in the annual Port Perry Auto Glass/Kevin Spohn Insurance Mixed Bonspiel. The Terry Gophin skipped rink edged out Don Beaton’s entry by a single point to claim the BLAKE WOLFE The Standard bonspiel championship. closely by teams skipped by Don and Willie Beaton, Glenn Evans and Rob Thompson. For tie breaking purposes, Willie Beaton’s team had amassed a total of 42 points. Wednesday standings had Rob Larmer leading the parade followed closely by Micklewright, Golphin, Howsam and Thompson. Grant Mickle-

wright boasted highest tie-breaking numbers at 43. Sticks and Stones set for April 20 The curling season winds down and the golf season begins on Saturday April 20. The day includes a barbecue lunch, two four-end curling games at the Port Perry Curling Club and nine holes of golf at Canterbury Common.

Commanding leads built in Junior C semi-finals DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

A wild week of action in the OHA Junior ‘C’ semi-finals has left two perennial powers on the brink of elimination. The Empire League champion Picton Pirates continued their strong play after rallying from a three-games-to-one deficit to defeat the COJHL champion Lakefield Chiefs last week. The Pirates have roared to a three-games-tonone lead over the Alliston Hornets, Georgian Bay Mid-Ontario champs in their Clarence Schmalz Cup semi-final series. In Game 1 on Thursday, April 4, the Pirates skated to a 6-4 win on home ice, and followed that win up with a resounding 6-2 win in Alliston on Saturday, April 6, that saw Picton rally

to score the final four goals of the match. And, on Monday, April 8, the Pirates took a stranglehold on the series with a 1-0 win before a raucous crowd in Picton. The Hornets are in danger of not reaching the Schmalz Cup finals for the first time since 2008, and will look to turn thing around when the two sides lock horns in Alliston for Game 4 on Wednesday, April 10, with the action getting underway at 7:30 p.m. In the other semi-final series, the two-time defending Schmalz Cup Champion Grimsby Peach Kings have dug themselves into a three games-to-one hole against the Essex 73s. After Exxex jumped out to a 3-0 series lead on the Peach Kings, Grimsby rebounded with a hard fought 1-0 overtime victory on Sunday,

April 7. The Peach Kings were looking to carry over their positive momentum when they trekked to Essex for Game 5 on Tuesday, April 9 (after The Standard’s press deadline). In other Junior ‘C’ news, the Uxbridge Bruins recently announced that they will be holding the annual Prospect Evaluation camp in Uxbridge on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26. The camp provides incoming players with a tremendous showcase for their talents as local junior hockey teams look to reload their rosters for the 2013-14 campaign. For more details on the camp as well as registration information, please check the Bruins’ web site at

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Blades tryouts start soon The North Durham Blades will be holding try-outs later this month as the organization looks to build upon another successful season of Girls’ Hockey in the community. Tryouts for the 2013-14 season will take place at Uxbridge Arena for the Atom, PeeWee, Bantam and Midget Blades teams starting on Tuesday, April 16 and running until Tuesday, April 30. If you are interested in playing Rep hockey, please attend the first try-out and check in for the tryouts no matter what your skill level. This allows Blades staff to determine numbers for the season. If you plan on playing on a lower tier team, you can skip the higher level skate but you still need to check in at the first tryout for your age group on Tuesday, April 16. If adequate numbers and talent are evident at any level, additional teams may be added A cash only fee of $25 will be collected at the first try-out for the first two skates.

If you are invited to the third try-out, another $15 will be collected. Registration with North Durham Girls Hockey Association will be done shortly after try-outs. Any players who played for a different OWHA centre last year will require a ‘Permission to Skate’ form from their association. Girls who played for Port Perry Minor Hockey or Uxbridge Youth Hockey do not require a permission to skate form. Please note that any player who accepts a position on a North Durham team at the final try-out will not be granted a ‘Permission to Skate’ form for any other teams for the remainder of this season. Please e-mail Gary Vanderveen at with any questions regarding try-outs. For more information, as well as all of the latest North Durham Blades news, please visit their web site at www.

CARNIVAL FARE: Figure skating took centre stage recently as the Port Perry Skating Club (top) and the Uxbridge Skating Club both held their annual Skating Carnivals. The events serve as the main performance for these local athletes as they spend countless hours over the winter months working on perfecting their routines to delight of those in attendance. For more information on the clubs, including a full list of programs offered as well as registration updates for next year, please visit either or SUBMITTED PHOTO & BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

CLOSING TIME: The Scugog Hockey League wrapped up another season on Saturday, April 6 with the annual championship celebration featuring a full slate of games at Scugog Arena. Here, Gus Brown takes on Allen’s Siding and Windows. BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

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Students get connected Region expands its blue with local agriculture box collection program DURHAM: Approximately 1,400 Grade 3 students from across Durham Region attended Durham Farm Connections, a three-day program that meets Ontario curriculum requirements and provides students with the opportunity to be a farmer for a day, through interactive stations with local farmers. The event, held from April 2 to 4, was organized by a group of volunteers and included hands-on demonstrations by local farmers and live animal exhibits. The students and their teachers (48 classes in total) rotated through eight different farm-themed stations, including: dairy, pork, beef, chickens, land stewardship, greenhouse production, apple cider and field crops. A Durham Region farmer was at each station to talk to students and answer their questions. After completing all eight stations, students viewed a live sheep-shearing demonstration, and wrapped up the day by singing the program’s theme song, “Farming makes the world go round.” “Now in its eighth year, the Durham Farm Connections program provides the opportunity for students and residents to learn about local agriculture,” said Kathy Weiss, Director of Economic Development and Tourism. “We hope to educate members of the community about the value of agriculture in their everyday lives, in addition to its impor-

tance in Durham Region’s economy.” Yesterday, as part of the program, an evening open house was held for the general public at Luther Vipond Memorial Arena in Brooklin. Local farmers were onsite to give visitors a first-hand look at farming. The response from the community was exceptional, with more than 1,000 attendees. “Farm Connections makes it fun to learn first-hand how farmers put food on the table,” said Nancy Rutherford, Manager of Economic Development, Agricultural and Rural Affairs. “The Farm Connections volunteer committee delivers a quality, interactive program. We are grateful for the support from our local school boards, sponsors, agricultural organizations and volunteers.” Durham Farm Connections’ Grade 3 education program first took place in 2006, and received an Ontario Premier’s Award for Agri-food Innovation Excellence in recognition of its tremendous success. Since then, Durham Farm Connections has expanded to include a high school science program—focussing on agricultural research and technology—aligning with Grade 9, 11 and 12 science curricula. This program, which is held in the fall, also encourages students to consider careers in agriculture and agri-business. For more information, visit

NORTH DURHAM: Beginning this week, The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department’s Blue Box collection program will accept clear plastic, including take-out food and drink containers, egg cartons and berry and bakery trays for recycling. “Thanks to recent market developments and advancements in recycling and sorting technology, Durham Region is excited to add clear plastic food container recycling to our Blue Box program,” said Mirka Januszkiewicz, Director of Waste Management. “This program will help divert plenty of trash from landfill every year, bringing us closer to our goal of 70 per cent diversion.” Known as “rigid clear plastics” or “PET clamshell containers,” newly accepted items include: • Molded plastic bakery trays and cake domes (including the black base). • Clear plastic fruit and vegetable containers and baskets, such as berry trays. • Clear plastic egg cartons. • Single-serve yogurt, fruit and pud-

ding cups. • Clear cold drink cups and lids, such as iced coffee and smoothie containers. • Plastic take-out food containers, such as roasted chicken containers (including the black base). “Many food items we consume every day are packaged in this plastic,” said Craig Bartlett, Manager of Waste Operations. “After they are recycled, the materials are used to produce a variety of new products, such as lumber for outdoor decking, carpeting, f leece jackets and T-shirts. Durham residents should feel proud for helping protect the environment by recycling.” Durham residents can use the ‘Know Before You Throw’ tool at to easily search items if they are unsure whether or not they are accepted in the Blue Box. Currently, 94 per cent of Durham Region residents participate in the Blue Box program. For more information about Durham Region’s Blue Box program, visit www.

Free compost events this spring NORTH DURHAM: In appreciation of a continued communitywide commitment to the Regional organic collection programs, residents are invited to pick up compost to use on their lawn and gardens, free of charge. In North Durham, compost events will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at the locations and dates listed below: - Township of Brock Saturday, April 27

Sunderland Memorial Arena 20 Park St., Sunderland - Township of Scugog Saturday, May 11 Scugog Community Centre 1655 Reach St., Port Perry Township of Uxbridge Saturday, May 25 Uxbridge Arena 291 Brock St. W., Uxbridge The events will provide

Durham residents with free compost made from organics collected through the Region’s curbside Green Bin and leaf and yard waste programs. Residents should bring their own shovels and containers to carry the compost. Quantities are limited to three blue boxes of compost per vehicle. Green bins, blue boxes and backyard composters will also be available for purchase or for free exchange at all events.

Construction season is underway DURHAM: It’s often said that in Canada, there are two seasons -winter and construction - and with winter (hopefully) behind us, local residents are reminded of the beginning of local roadwork projects being carried out. As warmer weather approaches, The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department is reminding all drivers to slow down and proceed with caution through construction zones or areas where workers are present. Construction season is underway, and continues until late fall and into the winter months. In order to protect the safety of workers, other drivers and pedestrians,

motorists are reminded to slow down and proceed with caution on roads where construction or maintenance may be taking place. The Regional Municipality of Durham would like to thank everyone for their patience and co-operation while roadside work or construction projects are completed as safely and efficiently as possible. Please remember, speed limits are reduced in construction zones, and fines are doubled when workers are present. For more information on current and upcoming road construction projects in Durham Region, please visit the Region’s web site at

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To solve the Kids Sudoku Puzzle every number from 1-6 must appear in: Each vertical columns, Each horizontal row and each 2 x 3 boxes. No number can occur more than once in any row, column or box.

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by Troy Benning ACROSS 1 Customary dreads wearer 6 Compute, so to speak 11 Word with “flung” or “fetched” 14 Improvised 15 Country legend Haggard 16 Spud St. 17 Disappointing finish 19 Plunder 20 Form of “to be” 21 ___ and far between 22 Bombay title 23 They have loads of work to do 27 Paid another’s tab 29 Guinness specialty 30 Cauterize 32 Bygone peasant 33 Lush sound 34 Achy spots 36 Famed opera house La ___ 39 Woodwind lower than a piccolo 41 Common liquor amount 43 Prophetic sign 44 Pen chorus 46 Capital of South Korea 48 Vacation stopover 49 Bang-up impression 51 “Titanic” heroine 52 Tell a tall tale 53 Performs incorrectly 56 Passage to the stomach and lungs 58 “Who ___ to judge?” 59 Actor’s agt. 60 Wear and tear 61 Be a henpecker 62 He, she and it, in grammar 68 “Eewww, gross!” 69 Spookily strange 70 Coin spent in India 71 Veterinarian’s visitor 72 Accomplishments or achievements 73 Part of a Pearl set

To solve a Sudoku puzzle every number from 1 to 9 must appear in: Each of the nine vertical columns, Each of the nine horizontal rows, Each of the nine 3 x 3 boxes. Remember no number can occur more than one in any row; column or box.

DOWN 1 WWII flying group 2 Bustling commotion 3 Mu ___ pork 4 Five books of Moses 5 Role player 6 A roadie lugs it 7 ___ Monte (canned food brand) 8 What some dodgers evaded 9 Stomach ailments 10 Young football players 11 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. residents 12 Absolutely love

13 More than fervent 18 Concerning this, to lawyers 23 “I’m so excited!” 24 Suspect’s need 25 Clairvoyance 26 Darjeeling dresses 28 With the bow 31 Direct to a specialist 35 Urban sitting place 37 Russian revolutionary with a goatee 38 Architect’s afterthought 40 ___ out (made, but barely) 42 “Keep quiet!” 45 Made a bull’s sound

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47 Temporary “owners” 50 Giggle sounds 53 Put one’s big boy pants on 54 Appearance, as in a mirror 55 Church feature seen from a distance 57 “What’s Happening!!” role or the show, now 63 Expunge 64 ___ Moines 65 Where to get rubbed the right way? 66 Above, to Shakespeare 67 Part of an extended name

ARIES (March 20-April 19): The new Moon in your sign is a time of new beginnings. It will give you extra energy and instinct to move ahead. Improve your skill level, go for a makeover or sign up with a personal trainer. TAURUS (April 19-May 20): More introspective, you should mentally plant seeds that will come to fruition in mid May. Take time to relax and meditate and give yourself space to really think things through. Take up art and dabble in colour. GEMINI (May 20-June 21): Think about your life’s work and your hopes and dreams for the future. Get out and about, network and cultivate new friendships. Volunteer to organize a charitable event or run for club office. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Take the initiative to improve your career. Put forth extra effort to gain new business clientele. A glib salesperson, you can sell ice to Eskimos now. Strive to be beyond reproach, since you are in the limelight. LEO (July 22-Aug. 22): Explore people, places and things. Feeling quite restless, you might enjoy taking a last minute vacation. Start a new course of study. Get a legal contract finalized. Be consideerate of others. VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 22): Get ready for a new start in your joint financial sector. Review an insurance policy or deal with a tax matter. If you are considering marrying for the second time, be sure to sign a marriage contract.

LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 23): The new Moon focuses on one-to-one relationships. Do whatever you can to improve your relationship with your personal or business partner. Singles may finally be ready to make a commitment. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 22): Think about ways you can become a more effective member of the team in a business situation. Start a new work project or reorganize your office. Make suggestions to improve efficiency on the job. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Take up a new hobby or activity you would really enjoy. Try out a new craft or art form. Become a coach for a children’s sports team. Singles could meet the person of their dreams. Find a way to shine. CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 19): Spring is finally here and your thoughts turn to home improvements. The new Moon is a good time to start a project that will make your home more comfortable. Clean up clutter and have a yard sale. AQUARIUS (Jan. 19-Feb. 19): Take the initiative and get in touch with a sibling you have not seen for a while. Have a backyard barbeque and invite friends and neighbours. Go shopping for a shiny new red car. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Take steps to improve your financial security and boost your bottom line. You are apt to shop without thinking and buy on impulse. Purchase what you need, not what you want. Enjoy the outdoors, working in the garden.

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Passed away with his loving family by his side at Lakeridge Health, Oshawa on Saturday April 6, 2013. Nick Parent dearly beloved husband of Deborah of Port Perry. Loving father of Tracey (Robert) Lamanna and Todd (Nancy) Parent. Dear grandfather of Tiffany, Tyler, Aubrienne and Vaughn. Dear brother of Joan Antaya, Charlene Wilson and predeceased by Neil. Nick will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews and many friends. Family and friends will be received at the Low and Low funeral home 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905) 985-7331 on Saturday April 13, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Nick will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 12 with a reception to follow at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to The Canadian Cancer Society or the International Fund For Animal Welfare (IFAW) would be appreciated. On line condolences may be made at

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Passed away Tuesday April 2nd, 2013 at Victoria Manor in Lindsay. He was in his 76th year. Beloved husband to Jeanne (nee: Dowson) and devoted father to Leslie and father-in-law to Moose. Adored Poppa to Colleen and Seth-Thomas. His laughter and words of wisdom will be missed but well remembered. Dear brother to Delores (Larry) Sawla, and Michael (Beverley). Predeceased by Bill Charlie (Ann), and Pat Allan and Hugh. Survived by sisters-in-law Marcelle and Cathy, and many nieces and nephews. In keeping with family wishes there will be no visitation or service. If desired, condolences to the family and donations to the charity of your choice are greatly appreciated and may be made at or by calling COMMUNITY ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL HOME at 705-740-0444.

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DARNLEY, Stuart Sr.

Passed away with his family by his side at his home in Port Perry on Saturday April 6, 2013. Stuart Darnley husband of the late Norma Darnley. Loving father of Stuart (Sandra), Scott (Mary), and Heather (Greg). Proud grandfather of Steve, Chris, Glenn, Ashley, Michael, David, Jeffrey, Ryan and Lindsay. Cherished great grandfather of three special girls Samantha, Madison and Mya. Brother of Margaret, Magil, Elizabeth and predeceased by Bill, Hector, Neal, Isabel, Don, Jim, Catherine, Dave and John. Stuart will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews and many friends. Family and friends where received at the Low and Low Funeral Home 1763 Reach Street, Port Perry (905) 9857331 on Wednesday April 10, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday April 11, 2013 at 12 noon with visiting 1 hour prior to service. A reception in Stuart’s honour will be held at the funeral home following the service. Interment McNeil Cemetery, Sunderland. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Lung Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. On line condolences may be made at WYNSMA. Bernard

After a short illness, on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Oshawa, at age 78. Bernard Wynsma of Scugog Island, beloved husband of Helen (nee Broersma). Loved father of Angela and her husband Keith Coles of Bethany and John Wynsma and his wife Lori of Cobourg. Loving grandfather of Kaitlyn, Nickolas and Ethan and great grandfather of Owen. Survived by his brothers Abele, Eelke, Folkert and Hendrik and his sisters Joukje and Renie. The family of Bernard Wynsma received friends at the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, “McDermottPanabaker Chapel”, 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Saturday, April 6th from 1 – 2 p.m. A Service to celebrate his life was held in the Chapel at 2 p.m. with Reverend Linda Saffrey officiating. Interment Cartwright Union Cemetery, Blackstock. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Ontario Lung Association. Memories and condolences may be shared at


DAYES, Mabel Pearl (1909-2002) – in loving memory of our dear mother and grandmother who left this earthly existence April 9, 2002. Down a road that’s calm and peaceful, Guided by God’s loving hand, She has gone upon a journey To a distant, brighter land. God bless you mother you were the best, Rest in peace until we meet again. Lovingly remembered by Lorraine, Charlie, Colleen, Tracie, Steve and boys. In loving memory of NORRIS DOHERTY May 9, 1935 – April 18, 2003. Missing his guidance and his way of life. Sadly missed in all our hearts, Frona, John, Don, and Baby Bull Dozer PANABAKER, Arthur In loving memory of a dear husband, father, and poppa who passed away April 2, 2006. There is a link death cannot sever. Love and remembrance last forever. Always in our hearts, Margaret, Joy, Diane, Jim, and family

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Apply for arts bursary The process for finding Scugog’s next arts bursary award winner is underway. The Scugog Memorial Public Library Arts Committee administers the Kent Farndale Bursary for the Arts and is now accepting 2013 applications. The bursary is open to Scugog Township residents of all ages who want to pursue further training in an area of the arts and is supported by the Rotary Club of Port Perry and donations from members of the public. Past winners include writers and performing and visual artists working in a wide range of media. Download an application form from the library’s web site at or pick one up at the library, located at 231 Water St., Port Perry. The submission deadline is April 30 at 9 p.m.

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SCUGOG: By day, Chloe White is your average Grade 5 student attending class at RH Cornish Public School in Port Perry. But for the next two weeks, she will take on a powerful new role - a youth jury member for the 16th annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Kids competition. From April 12 to 21, Chloe and several other judges will watch dozens of children’s films - ranging from shorts to feature-length productions - and pick the best of the bunch. When not doing their duty as judges, the kids have a chance to unwind with numerous


HERE COMES THE JUDGE: RH Cornish Grade 5 student Chloe White was recently selected as a member of the youth jury for the 16th annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Kids competition. BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard family activities offered at the festival. Chloe decided to take on the task after mom Sonya returned from the TIFF festival last fall with news of the opportunity. To enter, aspiring critics

had to submit a 250-word film review of any movie. It was Chloe’s review of the Disney classic The Shaggy Dog that landed her the spot in the jury, a movie which she described as an “hilari-

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ous family movie that was interesting to review.” For her efforts, Chloe landed a spot with two other young jury members on the feature film review panel in the 9-11 age range, one of three youth juries at TIFF Kids. The panel will have seven films to review before awarding a TIFF Kids Jury Award to a winning production on the final day of the festival. Awards will also be given out in several other categories, including a new Adult Jury Award this year, comprised of a panel featuring MP Olivia Chow, renowned animator Rob Silvestri and Disney Kids programming director Marina Di Pancrazio. Although she didn’t name a favourite film of all time, Chloe said that the original Star Wars movie is high on that list. And while writing is definitely a path she hopes to take on, Chloe said that she plans to pursue science or medicine as a career. “It sounded like a lot of fun,” said Chloe, “and it seemed like a really cool experience.”

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