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Uxbridge pit to be filled with 20k loads DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

UXBRIDGE: The proponents behind an ambitious fill project in Coppins Corner claim that the endeavour could prove to be a model for other such projects around the province. Rene de Vries of Tetra Tech and Al Durand of RCCAO/ Soiil appeared before council at their meeting on the morning of Monday, June 17, on behalf of Green Soils Inc. to provide details of the project. The endeavour would see 500,000 cubic metres of fill brought in to rehabilitate a gravel pit near the corner of Brock Rd. and Durham Rd. 21. According to Mr. de Vries, the project, which would require 20,000 tri-axle loads to be dumped on the site, would have strict monitoring protocols in place. “In addition to third party testing of the soil, there would also be auditing of the data done by a consultant hired by Uxbridge Township, with the costs carried by the site Devyn Fraser demonstrates proper volley technique for coach Larry Grifoperator,” explained Mr. de fiths at the sixth annual free volleyball clinic for youth at Dream Feather Vries. “As well, there would be in Uxbridge on June 15. “It’s important to get kids interested and active at a BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard an added level of transparency young age, volleyball is a life-long sport.” with a GPS tracking system for the 2010 municipal election in the and both are on the leading edge of trucks delivering to the site.” The issue of commercial fill op- wake of some controversial projects soil by-laws,” added Ms. Durand. “This is an opportunity to be proerations has been a hot button is- in the area. “Uxbridge and Scugog are ground gressive and manage the future.” sue in North Durham for several TURN TO PAGE 5 years, and was a major issue during zero for fill coming out of the GTA

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Signs of life on vacant lot in Port Perry BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

SCUGOG: More development is in store for Port Perry’s south end in the future, as Scugog Township and the property’s owner discuss what shape such a project will take. A sign for Stockworth Developments recently went up at the property northeast of the Simcoe St. and Oyler Rd./King St. intersection, which formerly housed the Johnson Controls plant. The property has remained vacant since Johnson Controls closed and demolished the plant in the early 1990s. According to Community Services director Don Gordon, discussions have only recently begun with the developer, which also owns the property to the north containing Canadian Tire and Crabby Joes. Mr. Gordon explained that since a formal application for development has yet to come forward, the exact type of development is still in discussion. However, he added that both commercial and residential uses for the property have been considered by the developer. The future of the property has occasionally been a topic of discussion around the Scugog Council bench in recent years, particularly during talks regarding the township’s Official Plan update in 2009, a document which will guide planning and growth in the township over the next few decades.

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Thurs., June 20, 2013

The Birdseye Pool opens to the Public on Saturday, June 22nd! For details on the Birdseye Pool schedule and programs visit the Spring/Summer Leisure Guide.

MEETINGS, PROCLAMATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS Council / Committee Meeting Schedule June 24th • Council Meeting - 1:30 p.m.



Submit your entries on disk or memory stick to the Township office at 181 Perry St, Port Perry or mail to 181 Perry Street, Box 780, Port Perry, ON L9L 1A7 or send by email to with subject “Scugog Sports Hall of Fame Logo Contest”.

Blackstock Truck & Tractor Pull - July 5th & July 6th Events begin on July 5th at 7:30 p.m. and July 6th at 7:00 p.m. at the Blackstock Fairgrounds for details visit:

By-Law Reminders

Annual Pow Wow - July 20th & 21st

June 27th • Scugog Accessibility Advisory Meeting – 9:00 a.m.

Our By-Law Department receives many inquiries, the following are the responses related to some of the frequently asked questions:

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.

• Keep sidewalks clear for pedestrians, it is an offence to park a vehicle on or over a sidewalk;

The Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation will be hosting a traditional Pow Wow on July 20th & 21st. The event will be held at the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation Pow Wow Grounds (22521 Island Rd, Port Perry). Visit for event details.

Proclamations for the month of June

• Lawns are to be maintained in accordance with the Township of Scugog Yard and Waste By-law at no longer than 20cm;

• Brain Injury Awareness Month - June • Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness Month - June • Seniors’ Month - June

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 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:

PUBLIC NOTICE 2013 Final Tax Bills The 2013 Final Property Tax Bills have been mailed for Residential and all other non-capped classes. The installments for the 2013 final tax billing are as follows:

• There is a 3 hour parking limit on all Township streets;

• Pets are to be leashed when out for a stroll, and don’t forget to clean up after them; • There is a $10.00 fee applicable to all Township lots for parking a boat trailer. Day passes can be purchased at the Old Rail Lane boat launch, or a season pass can be purchased at the Township office located at 181 Perry St. Port Perry.

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 Birdseye Pool Opens to the Public on Saturday, June 22nd A full pool schedule is available on the Township website in the Spring/Summer Leisure guide.

Spots Still Available In:

Contact Shawna at 905-985-8698 ext. 101 or email to register or for more details.

Youth Initiative Funding Opportunity - 2013 Submissions Now Being Accepted Fore Scugog Youth Initiative Grant Program is accepting submissions to receive funding. Submissions will be received until Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. Visit for complete details regarding this opportunity. The following criteria have been established for distribution of the funds: • Individual recipients must be a resident of the Township of Scugog; • Recipients must be 18 years of age or younger; • Where a group is the recipient, it must be a recognized organization in the Township of Scugog. Submissions are to be mailed to: The Township of Scugog, Golf Proceeds Committee - Confidential, 181 Perry St., PO Box 780, Port Perry, ON L9L 1A7 (late submissions will not be received). Please note only parties selected will be contacted. If you any questions or require additional information, please contact Lisa Fitton at 905-985-7346 ext. 116 or via e-mail lfitton@

Scugog Sports Hall of Fame Logo Contest There is a prize of $100 for the selected logo! The Scugog Sports Hall of Fame is looking for a creative logo as a brand for the Scugog Sports Hall of Fame that represents the diverse history of sports in the community of Scugog. Deadline for Submissions: June 25, 2013. Contest is open to all elementary and secondary students who live or attend school in Scugog Township. All entries must be submitted electronically as a jpg file.

Canada Day Celebrations, Monday, July 1st

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Tax payments can be made in person, by mail, pre-authorized payment plan, and telephone banking. Interac is available for your convenience.

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Highlights include Woof Jocks by K9 Central, Ontario Dock Dogs, Scugog Disc Dog, Sky High Jumping, Canine Sniffer Instincts, Rally-O, Radar Racing, Fashion Shows, Contest, Prizes and much more. Visit with local breeders to discover what breed would be the best fit for your family, explore unique gift ideas for your pooch from one of the many vendors or just have fun introducing your dog to some new friends. Admission to the all-day event is $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, $2 for children 5-12, free for children under 5 and all dogs. 2-Day Passes are also available. We thank Royal Canin Canada, the Port Perry Star, Pet Valu, Port Perry, K9 Central and And Puppy Dog Tails for sponsoring the event. A few vendor spots are still available. Please contact the Museum at 905-985-8698 x 103, or for more information.

• Wednesday, July 3rd from 5-7 p.m. • Wednesday, July 17th from 5-7 p.m. • Wednesday, July 31st from 5-7 p.m. • Wednesday, August 14th from 5-7 p.m. • Wednesday, August 28th from 5-7 p.m.

Jr. Firefighter Camp- July 22-26, Boom Sailing Camp – Aug 6-9, Adventure and Discovery Camps.

If you have not received your tax bill please contact the Finance Department at: 905-985-7346 ext 102 or 106.

Dog Days has grown to be Durham Region’s largest dog festival! Join us at the Scugog Shores Museum Village (16210 Island Road, Port Perry) with sponsor Royal Canin Canada to celebrate the unique bond that exists between dogs and their people.

Tim Horton FREE Swim Dates at Birdseye Pool:

• June 27, 2013 • September 27, 2013

Failure to receive a tax bill does not excuse a taxpayer from the responsibility for payment of taxes, nor relieve the assessed owner of liability for any penalties or interest due to late payment.

11th Annual Dog Days of Scugog - Saturday, July 20th & Sunday, July 21st (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Swimming Lessons at Birdseye Pool Call Shawna to register at 905-985-8698 or email

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

EVENTS The Port Perry Farmers’ Market - Saturdays 8am-1pm Discover the local difference at the Port Perry Farmers’ waterfront market every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Palmer Park Parking Lot # 3 (Water St., Port Perry). For more information visit

Moonlight Madness - June 21st Come and experience downtown Port Perry at twilight. An evening for the whole family! Enjoy the summer weather as you stroll downtown Port Perry’s eclectic stores, boutiques and eateries who will be offering fabulous savings on a wide selection of items. For details visit

Canada Day Road Closures Monday, July 1st There will be road and parking lot closures in Port Perry on Sunday, July 1st for the Canada Day Events and Fireworks. The following outlines the streets / parking lots and times for the closures: • Water Street between Mary Street and Queen Street between the hours of 6:00 am to 10:30 pm. • Water Street between Mary Street and Casimir Street between the hours of 6:00 am to 1:00 pm. • Vos’ Your Independent Grocer parking lot will be closed by 5:00 pm.

In the Ruff Golf Tournament - June 27th It is “In the Ruff” Golf Tournament – Fundraising Golf Tournament for the New Animal Shelter for Uxbridge/Scugog on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Oakridge Golf Club (35 Lauren Rd.) • Registration – 11:00 a.m., • Lunch - 12:30 p.m., • Shotgun Start – 2:00 p.m. $125.00 per golfer, 4 person scramble – for more information.

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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GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE Port Perry firefighters responded to a two vehicle collision at approximately 6:45 p.m. on Monday night (June 17). The crash occurred on the border of Scugog and Uxbridge, in the intersection of Goodwood Rd. and Lakeridge Rd. A white Chevrolet and a white VW Golf collided and at least one person was treated by EMS at the scene. BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard

Walkathon pitched for Animal Shelter BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

NORTH DURHAM: Uxbridge Regional Councillor Jack Ballinger paid a visit to his Scugog counterparts this week, pitching a unique fundraising idea for the future home of the animal shelter shared by both municipalities. Councillor Ballinger announced plans for a joint walkathon for the UxbridgeScugog Animal Shelter’s new building, slated for construction in the coming years at a Lakeridge Rd. property. The walkathon, envisioned Councillor Ballinger, would involve residents of both townships walking seven kilometres along Reach St. to Epsom, with Scugog walkers departing from the Scugog Arena and Uxbridge participants beginning at the Uxbridge Seniors Centre. While no formal plan has yet taken shape, the walkathon would likely take place on the morning of September 28, said Councillor Ballinger, adding that he projects such an undertaking could raise upwards of $200,000, citing money raised in other initiatives such a Relay For Life.

“In Epsom you see an old schoolhouse that looks like a doghouse, so it’s perfect,” said Councillor Ballinger, explaining that the walk would culminate at Epsom Public School with a barbecue and petting zoo. “The group raising funds are doing a great job, but we need a major project to raise major money.” While the Durham Region Police Service and Durham District School Board are “on board” said Councillor Ballinger, discussions have yet to begin with other stakeholders, including his own council, Durham Region Transit (to bus walkers back to their vehicles) and the community of Epsom. One local resident attending the meeting voiced his opposition to the plan. While Scugog councillors were generally supportive of the plan, a formal resolution is yet to come forward. Discussion of the walkathon by both councils will continue. “Councils have to be the bridge,” said Councillor Ballinger. “This is a chance for both communities to come together for a common cause and be the biggest walkathon Durham has ever seen.” HO n



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SCUGOG: Classic car show season has returned to North Durham, with a brand new show in Port Perry raising money for a good cause. The first annual Roar by the Shores Classic Car Show takes place Sunday, June 23, in downtown Port Perry, along Queen St. and Water St. The show is presented by the Scugog Chamber of Commerce and Port Perry BIA and sponsored by many community businesses including The Standard. The show will feature vehicles of all makes and models 1990 and older, along the Port

Perry waterfront from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration runs from 11 a.m. with voting open until 1:30 p.m. Entry to the show is free, however, car owners can make a $5 donation toward the construction of the new Uxbridge-Scugog Animal Shelter. The night before, car owners are invited for a Tour Night through Port Perry, beginning at Vos’ Independent Grocer at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit or call 905-985-4971.

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Volunteers hit the waterfront trail with Stewards

TEAMWORK: (Above) Scugog employee Fred Collins places limestone gravel on the Port Perry waterfront trail last week, as volunteers from AC Nielsen Company in Markham teamed up with the Scugog Lake Stewards for a restoration project. (Left) Pat Uhale of AC Nielsen rakes the gravel long the trail, helping make the path more water-resistant. BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

SCUGOG: Port Perry’s Lake Scugog shoreline got a makeover last week, courtesy of some local volunteers looking to give back to the community. The project, which included a clean-up of

the shoreline area and restoration of the gravel walkway along the water’s edge in Joe Fowler Park and Baagwating Park, was coordinated by the Scugog Lake Stewards and carried out by employees of AC Nielsen Company Ltd. in Markham, who were par-

ticipating in the business’ annual Global Impact Day. The event, now in its second year, involves Nielsen employees taking part in 40 different community initiatives chosen by coordinators. After the limestone was dropped off by township staff, volunteers from Nielsen helped rake the stones along the path-

ways as well as prune some of the vegetation lining the path’s sides. Another group of volunteers took to the waters of Lake Scugog and picked up garbage strewn along the shore. Lake Stewards president Barb Karthein said that the new limestone will help make the pathways more water-resis-

Lions Derby, June 22 Ronald & Faye Alldred Celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary on June 20, 2013 Blessed with 5 children, 9 grandchildren & 4 great-grandchildren! Also, Happy 80th Birthday to Faye!

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SCUGOG: Aspiring racers are invited to take the wheel at the 14th annual Port Perry Indy hosted by the Port Perry Lions Club. The annual event returns June 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. along McDonald St. (between Rosa St. and Old Simcoe Rd.) This year, the club will have several Lions cars available for use, in addition to racers who bring their own set of wheels. Entry is $10 per person and there are two age categories - junior (six to 11) and senior (12 and older). Each driver will receive a T-shirt. Helmets are required and must be provided by the drivers. For more information, contact Lions Dwight Langdon at 905-434-3614 or Rob Rice at 905-9850120.

tant and more inviting to pedestrians. “The Stewards have been requesting the township top-up the limestone fines surface on those paths to prevent low spots which hold water and make walking impossible for many days of the year,” she said. According to Christine Goble, a Port Perry resident and supervisor at Nielsen, the Lake Stewards project was

chosen due to several employees wanting to give back to the community in which they live, with many of those workers calling Scugog and Uxbridge home. “We wanted to do something meaningful in our home community, so we identified the Lake Stewards’ project,” Ms. Goble told The Standard. “Many of our employees use this park and go fishing on the lake.”

Yoga event tomorrow SCUGOG: A local yoga studio is once again ringing in the summer solstice with a free event tomorrow evening. Port Perry Flow Yoga is hosting the third annual Summer Solstice Celebration, taking place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday June 21, in Palmer Park. The event will feature yoga and drumming and participants are asked to bring their own water and yoga mat. More information is available on-line at www.

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Fill project deferred for now F RO M PAG E 1

ANOTHER RECORD DONATION: The Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Auxiliary outdid itself again this year with a record $242,000 donation to the Cottage Hospital Foundation. A large portion of the funds - $187,000 - was raised through sales at Chance’s Are. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

USS marks 90 years on June 22 DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

UXBRIDGE: The wait is finally over, and this week Uxbridge will take a collective stroll down memory lane as Uxbridge Secondary School hosts its 90th reuinion with several great events planned throughout the town. A committee made up of former staff and students, as well as current staff has been meeting monthlysince October 2011 in preparation for the celebration in the hopes of providing a memorable experience to all former students at USS in attendance. The festivities kick off on Friday night with registration at the school, located at 127 Planks Ln. between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Everyone who wishes to purchase a ticket to an event must register for the reunion. Registrants will receive registration (admittance) to the events they have purchased, a commemorative bag with the Reunion logo, a commemorative pin, and a Reunion program. Cost of registration is $15. The official kick-off for the event occurs with opening ceremonies, which will be held in the USS gym on Saturday, June 22 at 10:30 a.m. “We are planning to showcase current student talent at the opening ceremonies,” Peter Morris, a

former teacher and principal at USS, currently serving as Chair of the Reunion Committee told The Standard. “We plan to have dance, drama and bands perform as well as unveiling our athletes of the decade and our Athletic Wall of Fame.” Events continue during the day on Saturday with a staff luncheon and golf tournament. On Saturday night, there will be a pub night at Uxbridge Arena, with organizers expecting almost 2,000 people to attend. Those interested in attending the Pub Night as well as other 90th anniversary events will have to pre-register at www. and purchase tickets in advance in order to avoid disappointment. The dance will be split into two areas - the vacant ice pad and the Arena Hall - in order to provide a comfortable experience for all in attendance. “The committee has learned from past experiences, and the reason for the two rooms, is that the Arena can be very loud with the music playing.

So, the other side will be more of a quiet room where people can catch up with former acquaintances without having to raise their voice,” explained Regional Councillor Jack Ballinger. Sunday will see many more events around town to commemorate USS’ 90th anniversary, including a pancake breakfast at the Legion, family events at Elgin Park and sports in the school’s gym. The Committee has crafted a web site, www., which to date has been visited by nearly 30,000 users.

Responding to questions from Regional Councillor Jack Ballinger and Ward 5 Councillor Gord Highet regarding a timeline for the project, Mr. de Vries noted that the quick turnaround of Metrolinx transit projects (where the fill would presumably be coming from) make putting a firm figure a difficult task. “Metrolinx projects seem to move very fast, be it 6,12 or 18 months. So, it can be a sort of moving target,” said Mr. de Vries. “There have been no discussions to date, and details would have to be worked out by all parties involved.” Mr. Highet was tepid about the possibility of a lengthy time frame to complete the project, and the effect it may have on nearby residents in Coppins Corners. “I have concerns with how long this project could drag on for,” explained Councillor Highet. “If local residents were inconvenienced for 12 months, they could probably live with it, but not something that drags on for 10 years. I would hate to see this become a real mess with dirt and noise. There should be a comprehensive plan in place before work begins.” Meanwhile, Councillor Ballinger noted that the township already hears complaints from local residents regarding truck traffic, and expressed

Uxbridge Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor concern over the possibility of a further 20,000 truckloads making their way to Coppins Corners. “It’s not just the quality of materials going in, it’s traffic that concerns me,” said Councillor Ballinger. “We already have complaints in that area about the amount of truck traffic and I can’t imagine an additional 20,000 trucks going in and out of that area.” Potential issues regarding the monitoring of the site, and the quality of materials potentially being dumped on the site were raised by Ward 2 Councillor Pat Mol-

loy, who was left under whelmed when he visited the site in the past. “I would hate to see dumping on a whole bunch of garbage. I visited that site in the past and it didn’t seem to be very carefully monitored,” said Councillor Molloy. Although Mr. Durand and Mr. de Vries noted many times that the project would serve to rehabilitate the former gravel pit to a state that could one day be home to future development, Ward 4 Councillor Jacob Mantle argued that pit rehab seemed to be an auxiliary benefit to site operators. “This is not about rehabilitation, that may be a secondary function, but it seems to be more about a commercial project,” stated Councillor Mantle. Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor added that council would not be making any decision on the matter until the township’s fill committee had made a presentation to council regarding the project.

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NORTH DURHAM Tuesday, May 14 to Tuesday, August 27 Cruisin’ Classics Car Club cruise-ins (weather-permitting), 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Emmanuel Community Church, 1689 Reach St., Port Perry. Special dates: June 18 - Paper Drive; Aug. 27 - Appreciation Night and Food Drive (rain date Sept. 3). For information, call 905-435-5408 or visit cruisinclassics.blogspot. ca. Friday, June 21 - Saturday, June 22 Open Doors - St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 59 Toronto St. S., Uxbridge. An open house for former students of Uxbridge Secondary School on their reunion. Friday 1 - 4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Guides and free cold drinks. All welcome. Saturday, June 22 The Durham Evening Shout Sister Choir is performing their spring fundraiser concert at Westminster United Church , 1850 Rossland Rd E. in Whitby. - Emmanuel Community Church charity car wash, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Port Perry Print (201 North St.). Donations support food programs, medical supplies, etc. at missions world wide. Sunday, June 23 The Beaverton Thorah Eldon Historical Society welcomes Dr. Allan Kirby, who will present a “History of Rural Folk Music in Ontario.” Come prepared to listen and sing. At The Meeting Place, 284 Simcoe St, Beaverton at 2 p.m. More info at 705-439-2337. - Blackstock United Church hosts a Strawberry Supper at the Blackstock Recreation Centre from 4:30 to 7 pm. Menu includes beef, ham, potato salad, a variety of other salads, cakes and berries. Adults $13, ages 6-12 $6.00, ages 3-5 $3.00, and under 3 are free. Tickets at the door. - The Sandford Cemetery Decoration Day will be held at 2 pm at the Sandford Cemetery. In case of rain, please join us at the Sandford United Church. - Sunderland United Church hosts their Beef and Berry Supper starting at 5:00 p.m. Adults $15.00, children 5 - 12 $6.00 and preschoolers free. Tuesday, June 25 ‘Mindfulness for a More Fulfilling Life’ with David Maian of Maya Healing Arts - meditation workshop will be held in the Rotary Room at Scugog Memorial Public Library, 231 Water Street in Port Perryat 7 pm. This program is free, but pre-registration is required. Please call 905-985-7686 x101 to register. July 3 - August 31 “Open Doors” - St Paul’s Anglican Church, 59 Toronto St. S. in Uxbridge, will provide free guided tours of this beautiful local Church built by local craftsmen in the 1880’s. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1 – 3 PM. Free cold drinks. Items for Happenings? Let us know. North Durham Happenings is a community service of The Standard reserved for Charitable and Non-Profit events. We endeavour to run all eligible items in the order which they are received.

EPSOM & UTICA by Shari Kerry The Knit Wits are taking their annual mystery trip from June 25, 9 a.m. to June 26, 4 p.m. If you are interested in going on this fun-filled excursion, please call Shirley Baster. Goodwood is hosting a ham and salad lunch

at Goodwood United church on June 27, at noon. Tickets are $8 per person. There will be a strawberry supper on Monday, July 1, at Utica Memory Hall. Best Wishes to Nell Laird for continued healing.

SEAGRAVE by Robin Drew & Jean Short The Board of Stewards of Seagrave United Church would like to thank everyone who helped to make this year’s Yard Sale the best one yet. From set up to clean up, everyone worked together with a wonderful spirit of comradie. A huge thank you to Betty and Len Somerville for hosting this excellent event again this year and to all those who donated items. I’d like to congratulate everyone for the job well done this past three days selling at the Yard Sale, plus all the set up and clean up work. Many good things happened this week besides raising the money to pay the operating expenses of this Church. I know most of you could tell a heart warming story of people’s generosity. I think about 80 per cent of the people I dealt with gave me a lot more money than I expected or asked for and they had fun! I think the most important thing of all was that we put a face on Seagrave Church. We gave all those people a connection to our Church and to the great people who worship there. One more heart warming story I’d like to tell you about -- there was a lady who handed Bev and Betty Lou $40 for a half dozen pocket books and told them how appreciative she was toward one of our beloved members who picked her up when her car broke down about four years ago, took her to his home and shared the family meal with her and then drove her to Markham. Now, if that isn’t living a Christlike life, I don’t know what is! Anyway, thank you to each and everyone of you. Donna Sweetman announced that this was also the best year for the bake sale. Avery and Mia Puckrin, who are ages five and three, announced that they made and sold popcorn, lemonade and cupcakes and donated their $85 to the Sunday School. A special thanks to those that volunteered and to the community for contributing to the great success of this endeavor. Rosalind and Ken Stephens were our friendly greeters for

our Father’s Day and Communion service. Happy Birthday wishes to Howard Payne (15) and Barb Martyn (18). Frank and Eva Molnar celebrated their 45th Anniversary on June 15. There was a moment’s silence in prayer to honour our Heavenly Father and our earthly fathers. Rev. Paul brought Mr. Big chocolate bars for the fathers that Avery and Mia Puckrin handed out. Avery and Mia also served the communion bread. Rev. Paul’s message was that father’s have difficulty with their children’s rejection and anger and also as time passes when they are no longer in charge. You cannot put a price on love, put your arm’s around your child, make peace when you can, and use your head before you utter your words. June 23 - 9:15 a.m.; Seagrave Sunday School Anniversary. Come one and all to fill our church to hear the storyteller and children’s entertainer Enid DeCoe. Cake and refreshments will be served after the service by the Sunday School Children. July 13 - 6 p.m.; Miller Memorial Church presents Christmas In July Turkey & Meatball Buffet with all the fixin’s, door prize, Christmas Carols. To reserve a seat, please call 705-786-2179 or e-mail for more information. July 28 - 1 p.m.; Fun Day of Golf at Crestwood Golf Course. Golf and steak dinner $35, dinner only $15 each. Call Rick at 905-985-8383 to register. Aug. 19 -23 Seagrave Church’s Summer Camp for children ages four to twelve. Cost is $10 each or $25 per family. Please call 905-985-3595 for more information or for pre-registration. There will be crafts, puppets, songs, games, snacks and lots of fun. Notice - There will be no Sunday services at Seagrave Church on July 14, 21, 28 and Aug. 4 for summer vacation. Services will resume August 11. Greenbank Church will be open during this period if you wish to attend their services.

ZEPHYR & SANDFORD by Pat Asling We are busy, busy, busy! June 9 found the Quaker Meeting House filled to capacity as folks came to celebrate the 204th anniversary. Ian James led the service with Rev. Don Willmer of Port Perry bringing the message. Despite the fact that Quakers didn’t use music there was plenty here as we sang several numbers in tribute to George Beverly Shea. Tuesday I was pleased to lunch out with my Epson/Utica/Goodwood UCW friends; on Thursday several ladies from Sandford, along with other local ladies groups, attended the meeting at Zephyr. The special guest speaker was informative and challenging. Barb Harwood and I were pleased to sing a couple of duets, accompanied by Nancy Wolfe. On June 29, Sandford UCW will also be lunching out although the venue is not yet confirmed. Norm and Carol Meek

attended a performance of the wellknown musical “Cats” on Sunday, June 9, courtesy of daughter Sonya. We trust it was a purrrrfect day! There is an amazing exhibit at the Uxbridge Scott Museum just now entitled “Hiding In Plain Sight”, filling the Lodge Hall. It concerns the Free Masons, an organization which has been in Uxbridge for many years and in the world for at least five centuries. The display was created by a group of Masons from other districts but there is a large number of items on display from the local group, including a many portraits of leaders. It would seem that sons often followed fathers into the organization as was the case of Norm Meek following in father Milburn’s footsteps. Historical Society members were given a tour of the exhibit on Tuesday eve-

ning. Rev. Diane attended the Presbytery meeting at Georgina Island on Tuesday. On Wednesday evening 8 parishioners from Sandford met with Rev, Diane to watch a video about “Finding God in Daily Life” and discuss its meaning. Bob and Evelyn Meek attended the graduation from Western U. of Bob’s granddaughter Christiana, daughter of Carol, on Thursday. Barb and Bruce Harwood attended a funeral of one of Bruce’s cousins in Peterborough Friday; she was the daughter of Morley and Daisy Sellers. Sunday, June 16, was Father’s Day and the men of the choir sang several numbers and led the singing. Sandford UC Board meets Tuesday evening, June 18, at 7 p.m. while Zephyr meets Thursday June 20, at 7:30 p.m. Sandford Decoration Service will be held on Sunday ,June 23.

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SUNDERLAND by Denise Wilson This coming Sunday, June 23, is the famous St. Andrew’s United church Beef and Berry Bash! The church community does a superb job of preparing the roast beef dinner, they head out to pick fresh strawberries and serve them with cake and cream for dessert. The weather usually cooperates, so everyone can eat outdoors and sit around visiting

neighbors and friends, and if it rains (highly unusual) we all move inside. Tickets are $15 for adults, $6 for children 5 to 12 and preschoolers are free. Contact Doris at 705-357-2313 or Millie at 705-357- 3340 for tickets or to arrange takeout. See you all there. Next Sunday is the Sunderland Public school graduation, a stepping

stone to a new educational experience, high school! And there are many local youth moving on to college and university as well. We wish them all the success in the world. A quote for this week and this time of year with all these new beginnings.... -- Put your future in good hands - your own. ~Author Unknown

GREENBANK by Mary-Jean Till It is disappointing to report that the park’s baseball field was carelessly driven on by someone’s vehicle on Friday night, leaving ruts in the lush grass and the diamond. The perpetrator’s immediate repair of the damage done would avoid any of the players on local visiting baseball teams receiving an injury when playing a game. Six adult teams, one youth group and younger children use the baseball diamond and park most evenings, every week. This misuse of the park is unaceptable, and creates a lot of work to return it to its original condition! The mission team is hosting a euchre night at the Centennial Hall on Friday, July 12. Cost is $15 and tickets are available from team members in advance. Sunderland Beef and Berry Supper starts at 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 23 at the United Church in Sunderland. Adults are $15 for tickets, children ages five to twelve years are $6 and pre-schoolers are free. For tickets call Doris at 705-357-2313. June 23 is Greenbank’s outdoor pet blessing service at 11 a.m. Seagrave United Church Sunday School Anniversary is at 9:15 a.m. with guest storyteller and children’s entertainer, Enid DeCoe. July 15 to 19 is the Madawaska River annual canoe trip with leader Juli Conard, call 905-985-2006 or for inquiries. Happy Birthday wishes to Sophie Ward, Dallas and Lyndsay. The Senior Choir will be taking a break until September. Nine ladies offered two lovely anthems and the benediction on Sunday. Linda Hunter, organist, was joined by pianist Hilary Balmer, for the prelude and hymns on Father’s Day and Communion Sunday. The Mission Minute told of harvesting water in Palestine, a country dependent on cisterns collecting water during rainy seasons. Congratulations to the eighteen piano, vocal and guitar students and the thirteen youth choir members who performed splendidly at their year-end recital on June 14.

please let me know. Next Sunday, June 23, will be the United Church’s Strawberry Supper at the Rec Centre from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are obtained at the door. Also on June 23, at 2 p.m., will be the Devitts Decoration Service. Please bring your lawn chairs. Paul Arculus will be the speaker. Mark your calenders for the annual Truck and Tractor Pull on the evenings of July 5 and 6 at the fair grounds. There were 11 tables at the card party on Tuesday evening, now held at St. John’s Anglican Church. If you enjoy an evening of euchre, come and join the group that begins at 7:30 p.m. sharp each Tuesday evening.

SCUGOG ISLAND by Jeanne C. Le Saux Call to worship was called by, John Tullett, a warm welcome went out to all. The message was “What am I missing?” Thank you goes out to Jan and Bonnie Gerrow, and to Myrtle Gimblat for providing the refreshments for time for fellowship following the service. The Mississauga’s of Scugog Island First Nation said good bye to a First Nation member on Friday. Our sincere condolences goes out to the Family of Darlene Edgar, our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time. On Saturday, the First

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, June 23 Service at 10 a.m. Sunday School and Nursery Care Available All are warmly welcome


Nation Community celebrated Aboriginal Day. The weather was nice for the event, and it ended with a wonderful fire works display. I would like to remind anyone on the Island that there is clothing donation box located at the Health and Resource Centre, 22600 Island Rd. The organization that has placed the box at this location is O.V.E.R.T. They depend solely on donations, so if any one is doing any spring cleaning and end up with a pile of clothing, pop them in a bag and take them over to the drop box! Happy birthdays and a

few belated birthday wishes too, and Anniversaries this week goes out to: Frazer & Margaret Lacey, and Dick and Michelle Hofman both on June 16. Birthday wishes to Evan Powless (11), Charlie Kozlinsky (12), Linda Mercier, Bianca Janiga (13), Spencer Menzies, Evelyn Charles (15), Summer Garlow and Anne Harmsworth (16), Shane Swinson (18), and to Angela Johnson on June 22. Happy birthday to any one who may have been missed! I can be reached by e-mail at or by phone at 905-985-7662 and I would like to receive news by 6 p.m. on Sundays.


19100 Island Road, Port Perry A warm welcome to all 905-985-4094 SUNDAY, June 23 10 a.m. Morning Service

14460 Simcoe St., Port Perry Sunday, June 23, 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

BLACKSTOCK by Joyce Kelly Many family gatherings were held to honour the fathers of the family over the weekend. Congratulations to Robert Gatchell, who graduated last Friday from Trent University, Peterborough, with a Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours. His girlfriend Rebecca Johnston graduated the day before with a Bachelor of Arts. Rebecca will further her education at Queens in the fall while Robert has accepted a position in Toronto. Congratulations to you both. Recently I joined other family members when my granddaughter, Courtney Peeters, graduated from Queens University, Kingston with a Bachelor of Education. If your family has a recent graduate,


SUNDAY, June 23

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 5th Sunday After Pentecost Sunday, June 23 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, June 23 Seagrave (in the beautiful hamlet of Seagrave) 9:15 a.m. Morning Service Children’s time with 9:15 a.m. 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 Energy and awareness While neither will officially traverse lands belonging within Scugog, Uxbridge or Brock, two large energy projects which have recently made the rounds at local council meetings should at least be on the radar of those living north of the ridges. Discussion of a large transformer station proposed for a Clarington property returned to Scugog this week, as proponents of the project from Hydro One got their turn to speak to councillors on the matter. Earlier this month, Durham environmental groups hosted a public meeting in Port Perry regarding Enbridge’s proposal for ‘Line 9,’ a long-running oil pipeline located under Durham’s southern municipalities which is slated to carry heavier crude oil from Alberta to refineries in Montreal, if an application to reverse the line’s flow is approved. Neither project directly affects North Durham’s municipalities in terms of land use. But still, they deserve attention in these parts, and not just from North Durham’s engaged environmental community but from all residents. As demonstrated in other transformer and pipeline projects, the potential for leaks isn’t non-existent, emphasized particularly in a 2010 oil pipeline spill in Michigan that has cost hundreds of millions of dollars to clean up. Situated on the Oak Ridges Moraine, to which both projects have close proximity, communities like Scugog and Uxbridge are far from immune to any potential ill-effects should disaster strike. We need electricity and we need oil. But we also need to be informed and aware of such projects that affect the community, regardless of their geographic location.

Physio changes unwelcome

Rehab switch-up adds insult to injury To the Editor,

To the Editor, Recent articles in this newspaper addressed the possibility of major changes in the physiotherapy that is now available to Ontario residents. The physio at the senior’s homes in Port Perry is a visible example of the benefit to the participants who need walkers or wheelchairs to move around. Any change that would make it virtually impossible for the handicapped to have the opportunity to have the benefit of these exercises would be foolish. We are constantly made aware that exercise is so necessary for our health so we ask that this program be kept in place.

N.R. Caswell Scugog

541 View Lake Rd., Janetville, ON, L0B 1K0. That is my address, and I want you to remember that. I was recently in St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto on approximately February 4, 2013, when the hospital staff started looking for a rehab facility after my back surgery. They phoned a couple of hospitals in Toronto, Ross Memorial in Lindsay and Lakeridge Health. The staff arranging the transfer were told at that time that I could not come to Lakeridge Health because I did not come under their jurisdiction.

Seeing as I don’t come under their jurisdiction, I feel I should not have my tax dollars paying Lakeridge Hospital taxes and paying the $10 per year (which they speedily cashed before my hospital stay). If this is the case that they can do this to me - how many more residents with the same address (approximately 500 households) are being charged and not able to use Lakeridge Rehab? Anyways, I actually was accepted at the Ross Memorial,

Lindsay, which only took two days to arrange. I think I probably received better Rehab than I would have at Lakeridge - but I’m paying Lakeridge for something I’m not getting and not paying Ross Memorial for something I am gettering. I’ve dealt with the Ross Memorial a few times - so maybe my money should go where I’m getting the service. Herbert Bedford Township of Scugog Regional Municipality of Durham

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Great support for Big Brothers’ golf tourney To the Editor, On behalf of the Scugog Men’s Hockey League, we wish to thank the following individuals and companies for their support of our Annual Golf Tournament for Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Durham, Community Care, Durham Ride for Dad and Precious Minds. Together we raised $17,000! Thank you to all the hole sponsors (67 in all!), prize donators and 127 golfers who had an amazing day of golf. Thanks once again to the tournament sponsors: Invesco and Menzies Chrysler. Thank you to our hole contest sponsor, Menzies Chrysler, your continued support is appreciate. Thank you to Steve Connors, from Investors Group for his continued financial support of $685 along with a golf bag for the prize table. The golfers enjoyed a delicious lunch provided by W.O. Insurance along with Schneider Foods and Vos’ Independent Grocer. Rob Murray from Original Six Memorabilia provided great silent auction items, and Dana Scott from Elizabeth Arden donated a beautiful gift basket for the live auction. And of course, thank you to the efficient staff of the Wolf Run Golf Club. Thank you to the following volunteers: Todd Wilbur, Carl Fitzgerald, Dale Gibbons, Margie Ayres, Jill Howsam, Ryan

Ridgeway, Dave Burnett and Ritchie Lefort, Cheryl Holmes, Alisha Brown, Bob and Connie Jamieson, Carolyn Wilbur, Kathy Lefort and Bill Holtby. Again, many thanks to the following individuals and companies that provided prizes and sponsorships: Black Fly Spirit Beverage BMO Brick Brewery Brock’s Brooks Feed Store Byford Sales Group Carlsberg Canada Canada Rubber Group Inc. Capital Contracting Services Cedar Creek Contracting The CG & B Group Churchill Contracting CIBC CMS Websolutions ColdwellBanker:ShawnLackie Crown Battery Of Canada Ltd Dallas Contracting Inc. Dalray Contracting Dana’s Goldsmithing David Pearce Bath & Kitchen Die-Max Tool & Die Ltd. Doug Clark Plumbing & Mechanical Co. Ltd. Driscoll Decorating EastsideMario’sNorthWhitby Fitzgerald Auto Service Foundation Financial Golf Town Goreski’s Insulation Great Canadian Meat Company Gus Brown Pontiac Buick:Mike Adam Hair Solutions Harp & Wylie’s Canadian Grill House Herringtons Quality Butchers Hope Brothers Masonry InvestorsGroup:SteveConnors InvestorsGroup:MattRoth KJ’s Shack

JD Truck Accessories J.F. Construction Lake Scugog Lumber Marigold Travel Jack Monsma Electric Mitech-Machine Tool Sales & Consulting Mutual Mechanical Northport Auto & Trailer Norton Trucking Pehlemann Farms Port Perry Auto Supply Port Perry Dance Academy Port Perry Marina Port Perry Optical Port Perry Print And Digital Services Port Perry Tile Progressive Electric Red Leaf Landscaping San- Man Motel Schneider Foods Score Golf Magazine

Scott Property Maintenance Shepstone Haulage Shoot Me Now Photography Sitescapes T & C Enterprises The Callery Group The Window Store The Trading Post Tin Knockers Custom TSO Sportswear Uxport Tools Van Camp Contracting Van Camp & Keller Vos’ Independent Grocer Walleye- 1 Marine West Shore Village Weisflock Contracting Inc. W.O. Insurance Brokers Sincerely, Rob Scott Scugog Men’s Hockey League

G-Moms say Ubuntu To the Editor, So here we sit once again to try to convey our thanks to an amazing community for their constant support for the work we do to help the Grandmothers in Africa as they look after the welfare of their 15 million orphaned grandchildren. Because of what we do here, whether it be an elegant Gala on the Greens at the Royal Ashburn or a down to earth huge Yard Sale at the Scout Hall, we provide life sustaining gifts to women who have lost their own children and who now must provide food and clothing for their grandchildren and also get them to school for an education. Without this the continent would be in chaos. The generous support of media, businesses (too numerous to mention by name) as well as all of the people who are part of the functions, means that we make a huge difference in places where we are the only ones providing it. We say a sincere and heartfelt thank you and say Ubuntu to all. Ubuntu principles include dignity, respect, honesty, empathy, caring , sharing and compassion. Thank You. G Moms of Port Perry

Have camera, will travel My favourite aspect of photojournalism is that one gets to venture out every day and meet people, learn their adventures and thoughts and tell the stories that need to be told to the world. A good photojournalist will then translate what they see and hear into a story and into a slice of life, a photograph. My name is Benjamin Priebe, the new photographer, journalist and jack-of-all-trades at your Standard Newspaper! You may have seen me around taking photos and asking questions, if not, here’s hoping we meet soon. For my first column, I have decided to tell a little about myself. I grew up in both Oshawa/Courtice and Caesarea, back and forth. Scugog has always been an important part of my life, a vibrant, close-knit community which offers an escape from the daily toil by sitting on the dock or hiking through the woods. Perhaps most importantly, the stars are much brighter than down south. Photography has been an interest and passion of mine from a young age when my father, John Priebe of Caesarea, bought me an old Pentax 35mm camera and my grandfather Bill Smith gave me his vintage Nikkormatt. I spent the summer exploring and hiking around the woods and campgrounds taking photos of spiders, flowers, landscapes and wildlife. When the daily grind gets to be too much, I still go for a wander and find something I find interesting. Soon after, I made the move to digital when I enrolled in a photography course at Durham College. Here I discovered that photography could be used as a tool to portray emotion, action and a powerful message, instead of just making pretty pictures.

After graduating at the top of the class and having many chats with my former-photojournalist instructor, I began to think there might be something more to my photographic hobby. At the young, ambitious age of 17, I shipped off to Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario in 2011, enrolling in one of the only photojournalism programs in Canada (the other one is in Alberta). Living by myself and attending an intensive and fulltime college program was an adjustment and brought many life-lessons, but I am passionate about my profession and truly enjoy the long hours, travel and honest work. What better way to come out of my shell than make talking to strangers my career? In school, I spent almost every day traveling into town by bus and taxi, meeting new people and honing my craft with the help of my teachers and fellow budding photojournalists; even though I was the youngest in the class. We were given numerous tools such as how to mold words into a powerful, informative article, how to capture feelings and messages in images, how to create multi-media and video pieces and market myself as a brand. Shameless self plug: check out my portfolio at An important part of the photojournalism program was using the skills I learned completing assignments and to produce the college newspaper, The Pioneer. Working on this photo-centric weekly had me interviewing musicians and politicians, hanging out for a day with Ken Shaw of CTV, narrowly avoiding arrest (but receiving tear gas and club blows) while covering violent protests in Montreal

Staying in touch... JOHN O’TOOLE MPP

Government has accountability deficit, too As expected, the coalition of Liberal and New Democrat MPPs gave third and final reading to the Ontario budget last week. It’s a budget containing about a billion dollars in new spending the McGuinty/Wynne government paid to gain the support of the NDP. Even if this was a good budget, (and it is not!) you have to ask yourself how the McGuinty/Wynne government can possibly keep its budget promises. Frequently, the budget lists new initiatives without any indication of when they will start and how they will be accomplished. The promised 15 per cent reduction in auto insurance is one example. Ontario drivers, who pay some of the highest rates in Canada for insurance, are waiting to hear when the rates will go down. This has yet to be explained. This government’s record includes wasting $585 million - and possibly a billion or more to cancel two gas-powered generating plants. It includes an investigation by police into the illegal deletion of e-mails connected with the cancellation. Can the authors of the billion-dollar gas plant scandal be trusted with the provincial purse-strings? But, that’s not all. The cancellation of the gas plants is just the tip of the iceberg. This government is also responsible for the Ornge Air Ambulance fiasco and the $1 billion eHealth scandal. This McGuinty/Wynne government is responsible for The Green Energy Act and the $7 billion secret Samsung Deal, Harmonized Sales Tax, the 2003 Health Tax, Eco-fees, smart meters, and the cancellation of the slots-at-racetracks partnership. There is just no end to the waste and further demands for new revenue tools through new fees and taxes. This is also the same government that shut down the Ontario Legislature for four months to delay public scrutiny into the gas plant fiasco and to hold a Liberal leadership campaign. Ontario’s 2013 budget has a deficit of $11.7 billion. Not yet included in the Ontario budget is an annual demand for $2 billion in new transit funding. This transit plan, called “The Big Move” is ordering $50 billion in new spending at a time when the economy and jobs should be our priority. In my view, only a change in the team leading Ontario can bring about a balanced budget, new opportunities, new jobs, and a better future.

Shoot First, Ask Later BENjamin PRIEBE The Standard (when the SPVM claimed that any persons outside after 8 p.m. were declared ‘terrorist demonstrators’), learning to create a brilliant photo from very little and engaging in investigative journalism which asked (and answered) the tough questions about safety, crime and drugs. Needless to say, my skills were tested and my dedication to story-telling and fact-finding was sparked. Maybe it was the tear-gas. The final and essential piece of my college diploma was to find and carry out a one-month internship with a newspaper. After considering many different options, I decided that I wanted to get back in touch with Scugog after two long years; which led me to go to work at The Standard. I value The Standard and Scugog as opposed to bigger publications because it is independent, centered on the local community and because I felt I could be more involved in the workplace. I still remember a woman at a local church saying, “Oh! You’re from The Standard, that’s my favourite.” The internship went swimmingly and I learned so much from my co-workers and subjects that I jumped at the opportunity to continue on with a career at your Standard Newspaper and in the Scugog area. Enough about me. Next time we meet, I hope to talk all about you. Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more to come.

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The Standard

Clarington transformer may be cause for concern BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

DURHAM: Scugog is the latest municipality to be informed about a large Hydro One transformer station proposed for a Clarington site within the Oak Ridges Moraine, a project which critics say has ballooned in size since its original proposal and which could threaten drinking water from Oshawa to Scugog if a leak were to occur. Daffyd Roderick and Randy Church, Hydro One’s director of corporate communications and manager of project development and oversight respectively, appeared before Scugog Council this week to discuss the transformer project, slated for a parcel of land in Clarington. According to Mr. Roderick, the transformer will make up for electricity generated by Pickering’s nuclear power plant, when that facility goes offline in the coming years. “We were directed to start development on station by province,” said Mr. Roderick, explaining that two lines – at 230,000 volts and 500,000 volts – will need to be connected when Pickering stops producing electricity. “When Pickering goes offline, we need to connect these two lines. The site is ideal for this purpose. Since that time, the area has been designated as the Oak Ridges Moraine, but utility is a permitted use. We would be looking at rotating blackouts in the eastern GTA if these lines aren’t connected when Pickering goes offline.” In the wake of concerns raised by Clarington residents, councillors questioned the Hydro One delegation regarding safety measures at the unmanned facility. Mr. Church explained that in the event of a leak, chemicals in the transformer are retained by a series of containment measures. Should those fail, he said that a response protocol involving the Ministry of the Environment and local conservation authorities is invoked, adding that fire and emergency workers in those communities are instructed on how to handle such events. “Over history, we’ve learned to mitigate failures. These transformers are the new style that can hold chemicals, and if material goes beyond, it’s captured in a containment tank. If oil leaves the property, there is a procedure in place.” Councillor Wilma Wotten raised concerns over the projects use of prime agricultural lands, 74 acres of which will be set aside for the project with only 49 acres actually being used for the station. While Mr. Church

said that the remaining acres could be used by local farmers, Mr. Roderick said that the use of the land is necessary in the GTA’s energy needs. “It’s a major issue facing us in terms of any development,” said Mr. Roderick of the use of agricultural lands, “but this isn’t about growth, it’s about maintaining electricity for users.” Members of the Enniskillen Environmental Association (EEA) appeared before Scugog Council in May to raise their concerns before local politicians. The group previously said that Hydro One had planned for “shovels to be in the ground” for the station by March, but recently said that construction is not expected to take place until at least after this summer. In April, the delegation also appeared before Regional Council, who later resolved to petition Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Ministry of the Environment to review the approval process for the proposed facility. Regional staff were also directed to draft a report on the potential environmental impacts from the station. Shortly after the group’s appearance before Scugog councillors, Regional Council decided to cancel a request the province to upgrade the project’s environmental assessment to a full EA study. Mr. Roderick acknowledged that while no organization involved in the commenting process has requested a ‘bump-up’ in the assessment process, a number of individuals have done so, requests detailed in a report to the MOE. EEA member Stan Kuzma raised concerns over the potential for contamination from the station within the moraine, adding that the site will require crews to drill 10 metres down into a wetland area with no nearby fire hydrants, raising concerns over the potential for explosions. “We’re not NIBMYS – we don’t oppose station being built, just the selected area,” said Mr. Kuzma, citing incidents from 2004 and 2005 in which leaks were reported from similar hydro stations elsewhere in Ontario. “We all know the importance of the moraine, so we don’t understand why hydro would want to put a station on it.... If toxic fuel ever leaked, we would have another Walkerton on our hands.” Mr. Roderick refuted those fears this week, stating that the wellwater in the vicinity of the transformer project is 90 ft. deep – well below the depth of drilling – within an “impenetrable” part of the moraine known as the Newmarket till.

Mr. Kuzma also criticized the process in selecting the site, claiming that Hydro One originally submitted a proposal for only one schoolbus-sized transformer at the site, which has now increased to five, adding that the use of the property violates the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan (ORMCP). “The original study was based on a minor station – there’s nothing minor about this site,” said Mr. Kuzma. Denise Jamal, a spokesperson for Hydro One, previously said that the company is “committed to thorough environmental assessments,” adding that hydrologists with organizations such as the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA) were consulted on the project. As for why the site in Clarington was selected, Ms. Jamal said that Hydro One has been mandated by provincial policy to use “existing sites” for future projects. The Clarington site was purchased by Hydro One in 1978 for anticipated increases of electricity demands, and will replace the Pickering nuclear generating station when that facility goes offline in the coming years. The Clarington site is expected to be in service in 2015. Other sites suggested by local residents, including properties in Port Hope and Whitby, were deemed unsuitable by Hydro One from a “technological, timing and cost perspective,” said Ms. Jamal. She added that any concerns over impact to wellwater are unfounded, citing 380 stations in Ontario with no impact to local wellwater quality. Those points were reiterated by Mr. Church at this week’s council meeting. “We understand the concerns about being on the moraine,” said Mr. Church this week, “but the EA said that the station, since it doesn’t have moving parts and the dangerous oil is contained, we don’t think the station will have any impact on the moraine…. We believe we’ve responded to citizens the best we can.” However, Enniskillen Environmental Association members said that their concerns over water impacts have been bolstered by studies conducted by Dr. James Buttle, a hydrologist with Trent University. According to Mr. Buttle, the site is considered a ‘medium recharge for the aquifers’ in the area, which Mr. Taylor contends supplies water for wells as far north as Scugog Township. “If there’s any accident on the Moraine, that’s it,” he said. “And Port Perry wellwater is ultimately from the Moraine.”

Regional Chair talks shop The Scugog Chamber of Commerce networking “Breakfast with Roger Anderson” - Regional Chair & CEO, Region of Durham” will be held on Thursday, June 27th, 2013 at the Great Blue Heron Charity Casino. The SCC will be hosting Mr. Roger Anderson who will be providing an overview on infrastructure issues, current transportation and land use issues in Scugog. He will also be discussing our rural economic development. Mr. Anderson has been Chair & CEO of the Region of Durham since December 1997, and Chair of the Durham Region Transit Commission since its inception January 1, 2006. He is the Chair of the Durham Regional Police Services Board. As Chair of Durham Region he is also a member of all Regional Standing Committees. The breakfast will be held at Great Blue Heron Charity Casino, 21777

Island Road, Port Perry. Registration is at 7:30am. Tickets are available at a cost of $20.00 per person for members and $25.00 per person for “future” members which includes a breakfast buffet. Reservations are required Wednesday, June 26, 2013. There will be no tickets sold at the door. Reservations may be canceled up to 48 hours in advance of the meeting. We regret we must invoice those who fail to cancel in advance to cover preparation costs for the caterers. Everyone is welcome! Chamber members are invited to bring their corporate literature and business cards for display and distribution plus there will be a business card draw at the end of the meeting for a free breakfast / luncheon coupon. For more information or to reserve a spot please contact The Scugog Chamber of Commerce by phone at 905-985-4971 or by e-mail at

Erik Johnson crafts a silhouette of Elly Sirois at The Cuddly Bunny on Saturday, May 25. Johnson traveled from North Carolina to practice his trade of creating exact cut outs of faces in Port Perry. BENJAMIN PRIEBEThe Standard

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Works Departments grapple with emerald ash borer BLAKE WOLFE & DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

NORTH DURHAM: As summer weather returns to Durham, local municipalities are once again turning their attention to the threat posed by the emerald ash borer. According to the provincial Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), the emerald ash borer was first reported in Ontario in the City of Windsor - the first case in Canada - in the summer of 2002, shortly after it was first discovered across the U.S. border in Detroit, Michigan. It was determined that the ash borer arrived in North America through untreated wooden packaging materials used to import goods from Asian markets. Its spread across the province has been hastened through the sales of firewood or nursery plants infested with ash borer larvae, said the MNR. Although the adult beetles will feed on the leaves of an ash tree, the majority of the damage occurs after the insects lay their eggs in the bark during the spring and summer months. The larvae - white with a brown head and measuring approximately 2-3 cm long - then hatch and bore into the trunk to consume the cambium, a layer of live cells within trees and other plants partly responsible for growth. Trees begin to die off when tunnels created by larval populations disrupt the transfer of nutrients from the roots to the branches. After eating their way through the trunk for approximately one year, adult insects emerge from the tree and begin the cycle over again during their estimated one-month lifespan.

An adult emerald ash borer (left) is pictured next to the insect in its larval state. ONTARIO MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Following the lead of other GTA and Durham municipalities, Scugog staff plan to undertake an inventory of ash trees in the township in 2014, as the threat of the invasive insect looms closer. A report from Public Works and Parks Director Ian Roger, presented to councillors at a recent meeting, detailed the potential impact of the metallic green beetle on municipal tree coverage. The insect has most recently been reported in southern Durham municipalities such as Pickering and Oshawa, where it has claimed numerous ash trees in both communities. Although an inventory of ash trees

was not included in the 2013 municipal budget, Mr. Roger told council that staff will budget for the project next year. In the meantime, Mr. Roger said that any infected trees would be removed and replaced with different species. Currently, staff estimate there are 400 municipally-owned ash trees in Port Perry alone. According to Mr. Roger, treatment of those trees could run into “the thousands of dollars,” based on the $200$450 cost per application of TreeAzin, the only product registered in Canada that has proven effective in controlling the ash borer, said the report. The treatment must be re-applied every two years, said Mr. Roger. Meanwhile, Uxbridge Township is starting to take steps to deal with the influx of the emerald ash borer, beginning with the removal of several infected trees. According to a report issued at Uxbridge Council’s meeting on the morning of Monday, June 20 by Public Works Director Ben Kester, a dozen ash trees are slated for removal in 2013 due to emerald ash borer infestation. In his report, Mr. Kester identified 10 trees on Carmody Lane and a further two on Centre Rd. that will be removed this year. In total, there are currently 440 ash trees on municipal right-ofways in Uxbridge Township. Residents who have ash trees removed from their property will be offered a choice of replacement trees, which will be planted later this year. While councillors did not object to the plan to remove the infected ash

trees, there were concerns raised over the manner in which the township plans to dispose of the wood. In his report, Mr. Kester explained that the wood is to be delivered to the Works Department where a portable grinder will be used to chip the wood. The wood chips will then be delivered to Uxbridge’s Parks Department for use on trails within township parks. However, several councillors raised concerns over the possible spread of the emerald ash borer as a result. “As I’ve been told, by the time they go through the wood chipper, there is nothing left of the bugs,” explained Mr. Kester, who added that he would seek out clarification on the matter before proceeding with the plan. In the future, Ward 4 Councillor Jacob Mantle proposed a plan to potentially treat some of the high-value ash trees within the township. “I think we should give some consideration to some potentially high-value trees, which might be candidates for treatment. You can’t save every tree, but you should do what you can to save some,” said Councillor Mantle. Mayor Gerri Lynn agreed with Councillor Mantle’s plan, particularly in Elgin Park which is home to several ash trees. “Certainly our parks have some old trees, and those are the ones we should look at and see if they can be saved,” added Mayor O’Connor. Uxbridge Township staff were later directed to prepare a report to council identifying high-value ash trees that might be candidates for treatment.

UXBRIDGE HANDS OUT ACCESSIBILITY AWARDS: Uxbridge Township recently awarded their first annual Accessibility Awards to Robert Harrison (left, centre) and the Uxbridge Bruins for their outstanding work in the community. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard/SUBMITTED PHOTO

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fere with our bodies’ naturally-programmed sleep patterns. In other words, computers, cell phones and work assignments should be out of sight. Have a backup plan. Lessen the pressures of trying to fall asleep by selecting a calming activity that’s right for you. If you’re not sleepy, simply get out of bed and do something relaxing in dim light. Return to bed only when you are sleepy. Talk to your doctor if sleeplessness persists. Sometimes lifestyle changes and behavioural approaches are not enough to correct the issue. A variety of over-thecounter (OTC) medications are available to treat occasional sleeplessness.. For more tips on getting a better night sleep, visit Courtesy of News Canada

Air travel security tips Preparations for a summer trip can be complicated when you’re not sure how to navigate through airport security. The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) has the following tips for seniors to make airport screening less stressful: Have your boarding pass ready to present to the screening officer. Personal hygiene products such as shampoo, toothpaste, creams, shaving cream and suntan lotion are all permitted in carry-on baggage providing they are in a 100 ml (3.4 oz) or less container and placed in a 1 L (36 oz) transparent bag. Bigger containers should go in the checked baggage. All prescription medications are allowed in carry-on baggage. To ensure a quick screening, make sure your medications are clearly labelled with your name. Nonprescription medication (cough syrup, eye drops, contact lens solutions, rash creams, gel pills, etc.) can be carried in containers larger than 100 ml in carry-on baggage. These liquids must be given to the screening officer separately. Wheelchairs, canes, walkers and any other disability-related equipment are permitted through the security checkpoint. Use the Family/Special Needs security line. Screening officers at these lines are trained to offer additional assistance. More information about packing smart is available at Courtesy of News Canada

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NORTH DURHAM: The Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) is currently seeking volunteers in the North Durham community, to assist local seniors by visiting or exercising with them. According to VON, there are several local seniors on a waitlist for the organization’s services. Volunteers are asked to

set aside one or two hours once a week to drop in. One example of the organization’s service is a successful exercise class run by volunteers at Kellet Manor in Port Perry, which has engaged local seniors over the last year. Call Susan Gumbley at 905-571-3151 for more information.

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FUN AT THE VILLA: Guitarist Darren Bell performed for Port Perry Villa residents as part of a recent SA Cawker PS student concert. BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

(Right) J from J’s Magic and his helper Roman present J’s magic bunny to a crowd of children, parents and grandparents at Port Perry Villa on June 8. BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard

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Pain tips to please your knees T’is the season to get outside and enjoy the sunshine with friends and family. But for the 10 per cent of Canadians that The Arthritis Society says are living with osteoarthritis (OA), enjoying the warm weather isn’t always easy. Activities such as biking, golfing and gardening, for example, may be a challenge if they are suffering with chronic knee pain. “The pain of knee OA can not only impact one’s lifestyle, it can also have negative effects on productivity at home and at work, and on emotional health,” says Dr. Philip Baer, Rheumatologist. “Working with a doctor to develop an individualized treatment plan can help patients with knee OA better manage their pain, so they can reconnect with their lives.” While there are a number of medications available to reduce the pain and discomfort associated with OA of the knee, it’s important to ensure that pain is managed in the safest way possible. Following these tips can help: Know the risks There are risks associated with some pain relievers. Opioids, for example, may be highly addictive, while gastrointestinal bleeding has been reported with use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), and high doses of acetaminophen can lead to liver toxicity. There are other treatments, however, that can provide effective pain relief, are non-addictive and well-tolerated.Don’t mix, the effect of some medications can sometimes be increased or decreased when administered in combination with

other medication, including prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, and even food. A healthcare professional can advise on any potential interactions between medications. Don’t overdo it, as specified by a healthcare professional, when taking prescription and OTC medications, including acetaminophen or ibuprofen, do not exceed the maximum daily recommended limit. Read and follow the labelAlways follow the instructions for use of any prescription and OTC medications. It is also a good idea to address outstanding questions or concerns with a healthcare professional. Talk to a doctor, people with chronic pain should always consult their physician before beginning a new medication, whether it’s prescription or OTC. Courtesy of News Canada

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Fresh grill ideas bring something new to the table Now that our BBQ’s are fired up, its time to look at some of our favourite grilled veggies and grilled fruits that can either accompany your dinner or be the

main attraction. For grilled vegetables, our belief is you never know what you are going to find unless you try. It’s amazing how well most vegetables will grill and how their flavours change. The obvious zucchini, eggplant, grilled pepper medley is common on most grills. We love to add in fresh asparagus, portabello and oyster mushrooms and green onions to add some variety and texture. For your grilled peppers, add in 1 to 2 new varieties – for sweetness, try a cubanelle, or for some heat, try a banana pepper. To season/marinade your vegetables, we find that the

more good quality extra virgin olive oil, the better. In a mixing bowl, combine chopped garlic, oregano, salt, pepper and extra virgin olive oil. Mix well and then pour this directly over your grilled veggies for a fresh and fantastic accompaniment. There are hundreds of variations. Find the one that suits your tastes. Our Ontario greenhouse growers are hard at work, as always, and the fields are now alive. We can’t wait for the first shipment of Ontario produce to arrive. Need some fresh ideas for dessert? Grilling is a simple process that enhances even the sweetest fruits. Fruit cooks quickly, so be sure to stay close

by the grill. Watermelon, pineapple, peaches, and apricots are a simple place to start. Try these with a balsamic glaze topping. Feeling adventurous? Skewer up some strawberries – 5-7 minutes is all you need. Add a little brown sugar before grilling any of the above. It will help caramelize and brown the fruit. We may not be trained chefs, but we know what tastes good – there is nothing more fun than experimenting with fresh fruit and vegetables on a warm summer evening. It’s amazing what you might discover! - Courtesy of Giancarlo Trimarchi, Vince’s Market

Nothing says Summer like the smell of the barbecue and that first mouthful of sweet juicy fresh Ontario strawberries. Here I’ve combined the two and created a tasty mini burger to welcome back the Summer Solstice. This chutney is a wonderful compliment to many grilled pork or chicken dishes as well.

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1 tsp PC Taste $5 Umami Paste 2 tsp Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce chopped

2 tbsp Butter 1 small Onion 1 tsp Freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp Fresh Basil, chopped 3 tbsp Brown sugar 1/4 tsp Cinnamon

1 Small apple, peeled, cored and chopped 1/2 Red Pepper, diced 1/4 cup Kalamata Olives, pitted and chopped 2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar 3 cup Fresh Ontario Strawberries, hulled and quartered 1 tsp Fresh Ginger, chopped

140g package soft unripened Goats Milk Cheese, sliced into 16 pieces 16 Mini slider buns Preparations Combine pork, Umami paste, chipotle peppers, barbecue sauce and chopped strawberries in a mixing bowl. Set aside and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour, overnight is preferred. To form slider patties, scoop 2 Tbsp of pork mixture into your hand and flatten. Then place 1 slice of goat cheese in the centre of the patty and fold the meat around the cheese. Set aside and continue, using the entire mixture. Cover and refrigerate until ready to cook the sliders. To prepare chutney, melt butter until foamy in a large heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, red pepper, apple and black pepper. Cook until onion is translucent. Then add olives, basil, balsamic, quartered strawberries, brown sugar, cinnamon and ginger. Reduce heat to low and cook for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste the chutney and adjust seasonings, if needed. Transfer to a bowl, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. This chutney may be made a day in advance, but should be brought back to room temperature before serving. Preheat barbecue on high to 350F. Place sliders on the hot grill and cook over high heat for 5-6 minutes, turn patties over and continue to cook for an additional 5-6 minutes. Place cooked patties on warmed slider buns and add a generous dollop of chutney to each before serving.


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Barbecue secrets from Brent Herrington BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard

The days are getting longer, the sun is getting warmer, and the backyard is starting to see a whole lot of use. Summertime is the perfect season for backyard grilling, from the classic hot dogs and hamburgers to the finest cuts of meat with the most gourmet flavouring. Whether you’re cooking for yourself or for a party of 30 coworkers and friends, you want to make sure it’s done just right. Brent Herrington, the proprietor of Herrington’s Quality Butchers in Port Perry, offered up some tips and tricks for grilling like a pro this summer. Having worked previously as a farmer, Brent purchases all of his goods from local producers. The first order of business is what meat to choose. “The secret to good grilling is good, fresh product,” said Herrington. “If you’re doing one thing, do it really well. We know where our products come from and we avoid processed meats.” If you’re looking for something more than a hotdog, but don’t want to break the bank, “pork is a very wallet-friendly option,” said Herrington. “If you give it slow, indirect heat it can be amazingly juicy.” “Thickness is very important, a thicker steak will be more tender and juicy, but takes a lot of care and patience so that it is cooked without being burnt. If you’re doing kebabs then make sure you put vegetables and meat on separate skewers and cook the veggies last.” Different cuts of meats offer a wide-range of steaks, from the ultra-tender filet-mignon, taken from the small end of the tenderloin, to the inexpensive but large porterhouse. “For grilling, stick to prime rib or rib-eye with lots of marble and flavour, the fat within the

meat is what gives you flavour and tenderness,” said Herrington. “New York strip is popular because while it has less marbling, it is very tender and a good price while being consistently great across the board. T-bone is popular but can be a little big for some people.” Preparing and cleaning your grill will ensure a great barbecue. “Having a hot barbecue before you put your meat on is very important,” said Herrington. “This will make sure that your grill is clean from its last use and will sear your meat as soon as it’s put on, keeping in all the flavour.” Herrington also highly recommends making sure your burners give off even heat and do not have large holes. After your meat is seared, turn the burners beneath your meat to low or medium. “Indirect cooking is best, it will take some patience but

will yield juicy, tender chickens and steaks,” said Herrington. “Use a rotisserie if you can for roasts.” Grilling experts advise you to only turn your meat once during the cooking process. When cooking chicken, Herrington recommends to stick with bone-in, and to leave the skin on, this is where the flavour comes from. To improve any dish, season, sauce, spice or flavour it in any way that you want. Herrington says that there is a whole world of seasonings on the market to suit any palate, and that if he doesn’t have what you’re looking for, he can find it and bring it in. Even a simple touch of salt and pepper or barbecue sauce can bring a simple grocery-store-steak to life. “I like to keep seasoning very light, so that you can taste the meat. It should accent but not overpower,” said Herrington. “I use a steak spice called Barbarian’s, it has a really good combination of salt and fennel seed.” For the more adventurous or gourmet griller, a world of recipes for new, exciting hamburgers can be found on-line. Start with a good-quality, non-lean ground beef or even ground sirloin and don’t be afraid to experiment. “When you’re building the patties make sure you knead the meat really well; it ensures your ingredients are mixed and the meat fibres will actually form a bond with each other for texture,” said Herrington. “You can go fancy with a balsamic mayo on-top or put some blue cheese or sautéed mushrooms and onions inside the burger before you cook it, or really anything you’d like to try. “The number one key to grilling across the board is to establish a really good relationship with a butcher,” says Herrington. “You can come in with your plans and we will work with you and figure out what you need, going by price, number of people and what your preferences are.”


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A little background on locally grown strawberries berries are planted on a white plastic row and only produce for one year. We allow for pick your own on our farm around June 20, when the strawberries are at their peak, which last for about three weeks. This is a great activity for kids that are fresh out of school. Families just need to bring containers to pick in. And most important sunscreen, hats, water and a smile as it can be ‘berry’ hot in the fields when picking.

Some advice on picking a good strawberry. You want to make sure that the strawberry is entirely red, including the tip. And make sure to pick gently from behind the calyx (green leafy top), to ensure you don’t squeeze and damage the berry. Lift the leaves of the plant gently as many of the best berries are a little hidden. Local strawberries are much sweeter and more aromatic and fresher. They last longer because they are

just picked. This is because the varieties we grow, we selected based on the their flavour and sweetness. Rather than imported berries varieties which are select for there abilities to store and be ship rather than flavour and sweetness. The other major difference is we use crop rotation to prevent disease build up in our strawberries. Unlike imported strawberries which are grown on the same land every year and

therefore require the soil to be fumigated to kill all microorganisms in the soil. Scugog Strawberries taste better because they are grown close to home and often you are eating berries picked the same day. Strawberries should be kept refrigerated and only be washed strawberries just before you are ready to eat them. - Courtesy of Willow Tree Farms

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Strawberries are a very labour intensive crop. The strawberries are planted on a three row planter requiring six people plus a driver. The strawberries are then allowed to grow for the first year and we remove all the flowers by hand that year to allow for vegetative growth. The following year we pick the strawberries by hand in June and July. In the fall we cover them with straw to protect them from the frost. We keep them for three years before we rotate them into a new crop. Our Fall or Day neutral strawberries are hand planted all 100,000, in the spring. They then begin to produce for us in July through to mid October when the first heavy frost hits. We then cover them with a special blanket for the winter and then begin to pick them again in the early spring. These straw-

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to share experiences, exper tise and to answer questions. Tickets are $25, which includes a delicious box lunch to take on the road or enjoy at the Uxbridge Seniors Centre (75 Marietta Street, Uxbridge). Tickets are available by phone at 905-8527445 and at various locations: in Uxbridge at Blue Heron Books, Garden Artifacts and

the Tin Mill Restaurant; in Cannington at Jingles Gifts; and in Port Perry at Branching Out. On the day activities include a raff le for a chance to win an original watercolour “Golden Moments” by Canadian artist, Christl Niemuller. All proceeds from the garden tour will go to support the programs of Community

Care Durham. Participating in a garden tour is a great source of entertainment even if you are not an avid gardener. Obser ving others’ gardens can give you positive reinforcement, encouragement and ideas. Most importantly, use this break from your own garden to rejuvenate your enthusiasm and interest.

Garden club show coming up Those members that attended the The next meeting is the club’s June 4 meeting of the Pine Ridge f lower, rose and vegetable show and Garden Club really benefited from while the judging is taking place the excellent talk and power point members will be enjoying a pot luck presentation given by picnic. Remember you David Jewell on viruses, must have your entries PINE RIDGE diseases and nasty critplaced between 5:30 p.m. GARDEN CLUB ters that could be lurkand 6:30 p.m. at the lating in your garden. est. Don’t forget to wear There were quite a few a decorated hat. beautiful irises entered in Speaker for the evethe Iris Show. The irises ning is Eleanor Todd, seem to be very abundant The Dandelion Lady, and lovely in the garwho will talk on all uses NEWS dens at this time. I guess for dandelions. the warmer weather got A good subject them blooming earlier and the cooler n o w t h a t h e r b i c i d e s h a v e b e e n weather is helping them last longer. I b a n n e d a n d t h e r e i s n o s h o r t a g e have always said that Mother Nature o f d a n d e l i o n s . knows what she is doing. Please join us at the Nestleton Community Hall, Nestleton on July 2 at 6:30 p.m. Membership in this very fun, informative and friendly club is $15 for a single person and $20 for a family. Welcome to the new members who have joined us recently. For more information on any of the above please call Shirley at 905-986-5330. now available!

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CTMP Speedway set to close on July 27 J. WALLY NESBITT The Standard

July 27 will mark the end of an era, as the checkered flag will drop over the Speedway of Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (formerly Mosport Speedway) for the final time. In a press release dated June 12, track president Myles Brandt explained that the closure of the halfmile paperclip oval is necessary to allow for the expansion of the Driver Development Centre. “Canadian Tire Motorsport Park continues to evolve into one of the world’s greatest automotive performance centres. We look forward to seeing the next crop of top Canadian racers hone heir skills here, and represent Canada on the world stage,” says Brandt. The Speedway first opened its gates in July 1989, with a Saturday night racing schedule beginning the following spring. Billed as ‘Canada’s Fastest Half-Mile Paved Oval’, over its 24 year history the Speedway has offered a full slate of ‘home track’ racing divisions, and has played host to such diverse traveling series as the ISMA Super Modifieds, the OSCCAR Super Late Models, the CASCAR Super Series and NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, the Canadian Vintage Modifieds and the Ontario Legends Series. A total of five race dates have been lost from the original 2013 schedule, but the track will still feature its regular classes for the remainder of the year, with the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series (June 22), the Lucas Oil Sportsman Cup (July 13) and the Ontario Pro Challenge (July 27) dates also secure. “As far as I’m concerned, it’s business as usual,” states Speedway Director Glenn Butt. “We will do the best job we can right up to the final checkered flag.”

Burketon’s Darren Kearnan roars around the track during a recent Ontario Modified Racing Series Powered by Techtonix Construction event at CTMP speedway. It was recently announced that the oval will close on July 27 after 24 years of racing. J. WALLY NESBITT The Standard

Port Perry HS Golf team repeats as LOSSA Champs DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

The Varsity Boys Match Play Golf Team came up gold once again recently as they won the school’s second straight LOSSA Championship. The Rebels faced an uphill battle in their quest for back-to-back championships as they entered the season ranked fifth. However, once the regular season had played out, the team - made up of Sam McNulty, Paul Coleman, Alex Lyon and Robbie Crozier, as well as alternates Christian Elliott and Stephen Baldwin found themselves in second place heading into the LOSSA semi-finals. In the semi-finals at Deer Creek Golf Club, Port Perry faced tough competition from Holy Trinity (Courtice), but were able to take the win on the 17th

The PPHS Golf team recently repeated as LOSSA Match Play Golf Champions. (From left) Sam McNulty, Paul Coleman, Alex Lyon and Robbie Crozier pose with coach Sue Hoard after winning their Gold medals. SUBMITTED PHOTO hole to book their ticket into the finals against Donald A. Wilson (Whitby).


The finals were contested under cold, wet and windy conditions at Royal Ash-

burn Golf Club, however, the boys did not allow the weather to sway their focus as they continued their impressive play with a number of pars and birdies over the course of the match. The championship was ultimately decided on the 18th hole with Port Perry clinging to a one-match lead. The Rebels would make par on the 18th hole to clinch the LOSSA Championship in dramatic fashion. “The entire team played with a competitive spirit that gave them the drive to focus on the job at hand,” Head Coach Sue Hoard told The Standard. “Their elite skill level, determination and humourous spirit were all a tremendous asset that was a true joy to compete against, play with and coach. Congratulations on an incredible season boys.”

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Thunder Car feature leaves fans clapping If you missed Saturday night’s racing at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Speedway, you missed a good one. Hot racing, hotter tempers, spins, crashes, even a spectacular engine fire, it was all part of the festivities at the local oval. Race winners on the nigh included Jeff Vandebelt (Pure Stock), Kyle Donaldson (Late Model) and Dwight Brown (Modified), but the Thunder Car feature was the race that had the crowd buzzing. A premonition of things to come occurred on the opening lap of the 20 lap feature, when a multi-car melee on the backstraight forced the retirement of former Sportsman champion Bill Northam. Following a complete race restart, the yellow, and then the red flag flew just two laps later as Terry Shaw’s #27 Thunderbird blew its recently rebuilt engine and burst into flames, the explosion beneath the hood also shearing a brake line. “I had just pumped up the brakes and everything was fine, then I heard this ‘pop’. I went off the brakes and the pedal went to the floor. I noticed that flames were coming through the floor panels and I just wanted to get out of there,” explained Shaw. Coasting to a stop in Turn One, Shaw scrambled from his still-flaming car uninjured, with only melted shoelaces to shoe for his adventure. On the ensuing race restart, John Baker Jr. won the drag race into the first turn to wrestle the lead away from the #78 Chevy of Bob Kish. Opening a slight advantage, ‘JBJ’ was able to watch his mirrors as things got dicey in the battle for second spot between drivers Kish, Ken Donaldson Jr. and previous feature race winner Howie Crowe. Inevitably, the ‘Red Mist’ took over as Crowe made a lunging passing attempt as the trio hammered towards the first corner, contact between himself and Donaldson producing the third yellow of the race, and sending the two protagonists to the rear of the field for the restart. The yellow flag flew for the final time on lap 17 for a harmless spin from Kevin Hinds, the caution allowing the field one last chance to oust Baker from the point. But by this time, Baker’s #63 Impala “had come in” and in the three lap sprint to the checkers, the defending series champion managed to open a five car length advantage over the still-battling duo of Kish and Crowe, with Donaldson Jr. and veteran Steve Mayhew rounding out the top five finishers. Regular Saturday night racing will be preempted next weekend as the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series queues up for Round 3 of their 2013 schedule. Defending series, and race, champion DJ Kennington heads to the Speedway with a slight lead in the NCATS points standings coming off of a fifth place result in last Saturday’s race at Delaware Speedway, the contest won by part-timer Pete Shepherd III. Next weekend’s Clarington 200 will see the green flag fly over the CTMP Speedway at 7 p.m.

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Uxbridge Swim Club making waves The Uxbridge Swim Club participated in the Ontario Summer 13-and-under Provincial Championships at the University of Toronto June 1 and June 2. Fifty-seven clubs and 471 swimmers participated in this high level meet. In order to qualify, participants first had to achieve a Provincial Standard in the respective events. The USC was represented by eight swimmers – Katarina Bateman, Hannah Cornish, Mattie Jarvis, Taylor Larkan, Duncan McDougall, Finn Tuck, Lilly Tuck and Emily Winslow. Incredibly, all USC swimmers posted best times. Special mention to Emily Winslow (11) and Lilly Tuck (11) who both achieved exceptional results. Emily placed first in 100 Breast and third in 200 Breast for 11-year old girls. She also achieved a Provincial Standard in the next age group, which sets her up for the 2013-2014 Season. Lilly placed third in 200 Back for 11-year old girls. The USC also participated in the Age Group International Meet at the Etobicoke Olympium, May 30 to June 2. This prestigious meet with fast qualifying times, included 44 Clubs and 1,048 swimmers.

COOL IN THE POOL: Uxbridge Swim Club members Emily Winslow (left) and Lily Tuck posted personal-best times en route to podium finishes in the 11-year-old girls division at a recent swim meet at the University of Toronto. Winslow took first in the 100-metre Breaststroke and third in the 200-metre Breaststroke while Tuck placed SUBMITTED PHOTO third in the 200-metre Backstroke. Mitchel Ferraro (16) won five individual events for 15 to 16 year old males – 50 Free, 100 Free, 50 Back, 100 Back and 50 Butterfly. Teammates Karter Hickling (13), Scott Kerr (16) and Erin Power (16) all posted best times. Alex Winslow received a Provincial

time in the 100 Breast, qualifying her for Senior Provincials in Brantford this July. She will join Mitchel and Scott at Senior Provincials. For more information on the Uxbridge Swim Club and upcoming events, please visit their web site at

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RUGBY SEASON COMES TO A CLOSE: The Port Perry HS Junior Boys Rugby team (shown here in their LOSSA Championship win over Uxbridge) had their dreams of a provincial championship dashed at the recent Barbarian Cup tournament in Markham. After rolling to a 39-0 victory over Sarnia and a 72-0 win over FE Madill (Wingham), the Junior Boys suffered their first loss of the season when they were upset by the eventual champions from Banting Memorial (Alliston) by a score of 7-0. Hopes are high for the team next year as many players will move on to the Senior Division after winning LOSSA Championships in both Midget and Junior rugby in back-to-back years. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

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Thursday, June 20, 2013 • 19 Belleville Bulls forward Scott Simmonds poses with Assistant Coach Jason Supryka at the team’s recent awards banquet. The Uxbridge native was awarded as 2012-13 Humanitarian of the Year and Most Improved Player.

Canada’s next top racers are coming to Goodwood DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

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The top go-kart racers from across the country will be descending on Goodwood Kartways for a pair of marquee events later this summer. The track, which has been a fixture in the community on Conc. 2 for the past 56 years, will play host to both the Eastern Canadian Karting Championships as well as the Canadian National Karting Championships this summer. In a recent presentation to Uxbridge Council, Goodwood Kartways President Daniel Di Leo noted that the track has hosted the Eastern Canadian Championships for the past 15 years, while the Nationals - the pinnacle of karting in Canada - rotate through sites across the country. The track most recently hosted the National Championships in 2009 before the event began a three-year engagement at a course in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec., where Goodwood veteran Jesse Lazare claimed last season’s Canadian National Championship. “Goodwood Kartways is pleased to host the 2013 Championships at our newly paved facility,” Mr. Di Leo said in a press release. “Having hosted the Canadian Championships in 2009, our team at Goodwood Kartways is aware of the importance of planning and presenting a quality full-featured event for drivers, families, sponsors and spectators, and we look forward to welcoming drivers from across Canada.” Round two of the Eastern Canadian Championships will roar through Goodwood from Friday, June 28 until Sunday, June 30, while the Nationals are scheduled to take place between Friday, Aug. 23 and Sunday, Aug. 25. According to Mr. Di Leo, both events will run between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. for the three days of competition. For more information on all of the latest news and events at the track as well as information on getting started with karting through programs and leagues at the track, please visit their web site at

Uxbridge Skate Park is finally ready to roll UXBRIDGE: After nearly three years of planning, the Uxbridge Rotary Skate Park is finally ready to start rolling this weekend. A Grand Opening celebration will be held - rain or shine - at the Skate Park on Saturday, June 22 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The park, which is located on the lands once occupied by St. John’s Training School at the corner of Main St. North and Ball Rd., will officially open with a great free event featuring pro skating demonstrations as well as skill competitions. In addition, there will also be a barbecue and fantastic prize giveaways as the long wait to bring a permanent skate park to Uxbridge Township reaches its conclusion, following a fantastic fundraising effort from throughout the community. Bring your bike, scooter or skateboard along with a helmet to take part in all of the festivities. Please check for updates for this, and other skate park-related events.

Angels strike silver at tourney The Port Perry Angels senior girls fastball team finished with silver medals at the Ancaster tournament this past weekend. In round-robin play, the girls finished 4-0, without giving up a single run. While scoring 23, pitcher Jen Casement threw a no-hitter against Bramalea. Erin Dewey hit a home run and sister Erica had two hits, Laura McGuillvery finished with three hits. In game two, against Niagara Falls N.Y., pitcher Danielle Smith tossed a two-hitter in a 5-0 win. Lauren Renaud and Ori Sinapi lead the hitters. In game three, Jen Casement pitched a four-hitter and Becky Mason had two hits for a 4-0 win over Kars Aces. Game four saw Danielle Smith fire a one-hitter over Mississauga North in a 7-0 win; Becky Leary, Becky Mason, Laura McGuillvery had two hits each. In semi-finals versus Ottawa Valley, the game went eight innings, with Port

Perry winning 3-2. Jen Casement won her third game. Catcher Kristy Zamoura had two runs scored and two hits, while Karen Nishi knocked in the winning run. Port Perry met Quebec Senior Provincial Team in the final. Quebec won 5-3 in eight innings. In a thriller, Port led 2-1 in the top of the seventh, but Quebec tied the game. Kristy Zamoura stole home to give Port the lead. Kristy and Karen Nishi had two hits each. Danielle Smith suffered the loss, but pitched a very good game. Eight teams from the Port Perry Angels will be playing in the Whitby tournament, July 12 to 14, and Port Perry will be hosting senior provincials July 19 to 21 at Fowler Park on the scenic shores of Lake Scugog. On July 26 to 28, the Angels will be hosting midget qualifiers at Fowler Park. Come out and cheer The Angels on to victory.

Cairns is taking his talents to Whitby After a stellar rookie campaign with the Uxbridge Bruins last season, forward Keegan Cairns has joined the Junior ‘A’ Whitby Fury for the 2013-14 OJHL season. In 37 games with his hometown Bruins this past season, the 6’1” 175 lb. winger registered 13 goals and 17 assists.

The 18-year-old Cairns joined the Bruins after a standout season split between the Central Ontario Wolves and the Uxbridge SS Tigers. Cairns was led the Tigers in scoring when the team advanced to the OFSAA Championships in 2012, where they ultimately finished fourth.

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ARIES (March 20-April 19): Ready to cast off anything that is restricting or limiting, you expect your family and friends to adjust to your new ideas. You are ready to break away from things that seemed important in the past.

LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 23): Deal with a period of change and readjustment in even the best of partnerships. You or your partner may desire more personal freedom in your relationship. Singles could fall in love at first sight.

GEMINI (May 20-June 21): Late Geminis will attract new opportunities. You could decide to go back to school, take a trip, initiate a new project or start a new business. You will be able to solve difficult problems with ease.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Make choices about what should stay in your life and what should go. Try out a new form of self-expression, like acting or public speaking. Pursue recreational interests that involve children. Have fun!

TAURUS (April 19-May 20): People or circumstances from the past could reappear, forcing you to settle unfinished business. Confronting the past and settling old scores are both cleansing and healing. Get plenty of rest and relaxation.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You could receive a new work opportunity right out of the blue. Or, on the spur-of-the-moment, you could change your career or job. Break away from restrictions and enjoy more freedom in the workplace. Ran relaxedly Having likely-to-win chances Famed TV judge Crime syndicate head Arctic goose Often-repeated utterance Spoil the perfection of Mixed in with Chaotic brawl Connections for big wheels Pungent root Two-base hit Bassoons’ little brothers Type of farm High-class flounder

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Sunblock additive Telltale sign Made off with a neckpiece? Part of a Girl Scout’s uniform Baby deliverer of legend “’___ the night before Christ mas ...” 39 Angel costume accessory 40 Checked out 42 Flirtatious laugh 43 Something to fall back on? 48 Mt. ___ (Washington’s home) 50 Kind of milk 52 Pitches in 53 “Middlemarch” author George

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 22): Tired of your boss’ excessive demands, why not pursue the type of a job that will give you plenty of personal freedom and room to grow. If you have always wanted to start your own business, this is a good time.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 19): This year, some Capricorns will move to new locations, while others with renovate or redecorate their current place of residence. The number of people living in your home could increase or decrease.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 19-Feb. 19): Your thinking is more radical, far ahead of its time. Your mental perspective is changing and your knowledge is increasing. You are learning to communicate in new and differVIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 22): Make sure you ent ways. and your partner are on the same page as PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your income far as money is concerned. An unstable can increase, a sudden windfall may come financial cycle, you might have to deal your way or you could receive money from with unexpected expenses. Pay debts off unexpected sources. Your economic situation is under going great changes, forcing promptly. you to be flexible in financial matters. LEO (July 22-Aug. 22): Take practical steps to understand progressive philosophies and new age beliefs. Go back to school as a teacher or a student. Travel the world exploring new concepts and ideas.

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CLASSIFIEDS AT REST EDGAR, Vera “Darlene” Suddenly, at her home on Scugog Island, on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at age 66. Darlene (nee Warren), beloved wife of the late Jack Edgar. Best friend and partner of Ron Allen. Loved mother of Jackie Edgar-Tobin and her husband Doug Tobin, Tracy and her husband Garry Gauthier, and Donnie Edgar all of Scugog Island, and she was predeceased by her son Chad. Loving grandmother of Douglas Tobin Jr. and his partner Nina Page, Brittany Tobin and her partner Will Dawson, Summer Garlow and Emerlee Slute and great grandmother of Ryan and Mackenzie Tobin. Dear sister of Ray Warren, Leon Warren, and the late Janet Slute. The family of Darlene Edgar received friends at the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, “McDermott-Panabaker Chapel”, 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Thursday, June 13th from 7 – 9 p.m. A Service to celebrate her life was held in the Chapel on Friday, June 14th at 11 a.m. with Reverend Lynda Saffrey officiating. Interment Mississauga’s of Scugog Island First Nation Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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When a goodbye is so unexpected and sudden, the pain seems unbearable and the loss impossible; it is the wise heart that knows that sometimes it has to look back and remember in order to look forward and hope. Greatly missed and loved, Roger, Andrea, Harry, Shannon, Mackenzie, Steven, Lori, Amanda, Alyssa, Evan.

MACKENZIE In loving memory of our parents Doreen and Eric If tears could build a stairway And memories could build a lane We would walk all the way to Heaven To bring you home again It broke our hearts to lose you But you did not go alone For part of us went with you The day God called you home So Lord put Your arms around them Give them love and tender care And save a place beside them Until we get there. ‘Till we meet again, Mar, Lin and Dave Stanley Grills February 7, 1923 – June 25, 2012

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BARBECUING FOR BIG BROTHERS: Marg Ayres (left) and Cheryl Holmes of Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Durham are joined here by Roland Goreski of Campkins RV Centre, presenting the organization with proceeds from a recent open house and barbecue, supplied by Schneiders and Vos’ Independent Grocer. The business raised more than $800 that day. BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

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NORTH DURHAM: Discussions continue on the future shape of Durham riding on the federal front, with a proposal from MP Erin O’Toole that would see the entirety of Clarington retained within the ridings borders. On May 8, the proposal involving five MPs - went before a House of Commons Committee, part of a comprehensive plan to redraw the proposed riding of Oshawa-Durham (while outlining the minimal impact on neighbouring ridings) in the latest changes proposed by the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario. In the latest proposal by the commission, an Oshawa-Durham riding would be comprised of the northern reaches of Oshawa, Scugog Township and a portion of western Clarington. These latest changes were announced in late February, months after Durham politicians lobbied the riding redistribution commission in November to reconsider its original proposal for the Region, which would have seen half of Uxbridge, along with Scugog and Brock, lumped into a monster ‘HaliburtonUxbridge’ riding that would have stretched to the southern limits of Algonquin Park. According to Mr. O’Toole’s May 8 proposal, that small portion of North Oshawa would be included in the Oshawa riding, making room for the remaining

portion of Clarington - including the communities of Orono, Newcastle and Newtonville - not currently included in the proposed riding. Additionally, the name for the revised riding would remain Durham. The points of the proposal were derived from a recent survey of constituents by Mr. O’Toole regarding the commission’s proposed changes, in which those matters - keeping Clarington intact and the name as Durham - were the chief concerns from respondents. He added that of possible names, ‘Durham’ was the most popular in the survey. “There were 15,000 people that would no longer be represented in the riding,” said Mr. O’Toole, citing the Clarington communities that would be cut out of the revised Durham riding. “Additionally, all municipalities in the riding should be represented in the name, or none of them.” While the impact on neighbouring ridings was described as minimal by Mr. O’Toole, he added that some concerns may be raised by the committee over the proposal in regards to Oshawa riding, which would reach the population limit prescribed by the commission. With a final decision from the commission on the shape of the riding expected in the fall, Mr. O’Toole said that he estimates the proposal has a “fifty-fifty” chance of going through. “It’s open for the commission to accept,” said Mr. O’Toole,

“but generally they don’t want to re-open such matters. That’s why it was presented from the perspective of five ridings to show that the solution wouldn’t have wider ramifications elsewhere in Ontario. “ An audio transcript of Mr. O’Toole’s proposal to the committee is available on his YouTube channel.

Blaze a trail to Farndale gallery Stretch your artistic perspective and explore new horizons in the upcoming exhibit “Trails of the North” by Carlo Amantea. The opening reception will begin Saturday, June 22, at 2 p.m. The show will run from June 22 to July 25, in the Kent Farndale Gallery in the Scugog Memorial Public Library, located at 231 Water Street in Port Perry. Carlo Amantea combines image, texture, palette, structure and intuition to express his creative vision of nature, particularly Northern Ontario, where the stark and beautiful landscapes have inspired his art. Carlo said, “My painting is a process in which all my sense and sensibility appear on my bare, raw canvas.” The Kent Farndale Gallery is open sevendays a week during library hours. Please call 905-9857686 for more information.

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Port Perry High School students Jenn Moorhouse (right) and Mackenzie Dowson were among the many artists displaying their work in the school’s annual art exhibit, held at the Kent Farndale Gallery in the Scugog Memorial Public Library. The gallery wraps up today. BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

Maud returning to Leaskdale stage This summer at the Historic Church in Leaskdale, the Lucy Maud Montgomery Society of Ontario presents Maud of Leaskdale, an authentic, affecting, entertaining look into the life of a titan of Canadian literature. The show runs Thurs-

day evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. Kate Macdonald Butler, Montgomery’s granddaughter, admits to shedding a tear as she sat in the church last year where her grandfather was minister, perched in the very pew

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her grandmother occupied every Sunday for 15 years. After watching the drama of her grandmother’s life unfold, Kate revealed, “I was so impressed by Jennifer Carroll’s performance, she really drew me in.” The LMMSO reprieves the impressive performance by Carroll after their inaugural theatre season last summer in the picturesque village of Leaskdale, Ontario, the smal parish where Ewan Macdonald brought his bride after they wed in 1911. Montgomery was already the famous author of Anne of Green Gables. The couple resided in Leaskdale for 15 years during which time Maud, as she liked to be known, published half of her books. Conceived and directed by Conrad Boyce and starring professional, local actress Jennifer Carrol, this one-woman show delves into the celebrated, surprising and haunted life of the woman who penned Anne and Emily of New Moon. Carrol returns to bring Maud to life with respect and deference, and conveys the numerous facets of this strong, complicated woman. The accounts

of Maud’s triumphs as an author, her trials as a minister’s wife and mother and her alternating sadness and joy are underlaid with the humour of skewered personalities and village gossip relayed with her acerbic wit. Mary Rubio and Elizabeth Waterston, Editors of LMM’s Selected Journals were ecstatic to hear that Ms. Carroll would be reprising her role as one of Uxbridge Township’s most notable residents. “A moving, memorable show... how delightful to hear that Jennifer Carroll is coming to repeat her terrific performance as Maud.” Join the L. M. Montgomery of Ontario this summer in the picturesque town of Leaskdale. See the manse where she lived and wrote, visit the church where her husband ministered and surround yourself with the stunning countryside that brought such peace and stirred her ‘gift of wings’. For more information call 905-904-0977, e-mail lmmontgomery.on@gmail. com, go to Lucy Maud Montgomery Society of Ontario on Facebook or @LMMontgomerySO on Twitter.

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Dragon Flies soar at this year’s rally against cancer

The sun was shining on Palmer Park and Water St. at this year’s Dragon Flies Dragon Boat Festival, held on June 15. Streets were packed with excited crowds, loud music and costumed competitors in a rally against cancer. The annual event raises money for several area hospitals, including Lakeridge Health Port Perry and Uxbridge Cottage Hospital. BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard

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