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A SSSSSSSSUPER MARCH BREAK: These local youngsters went wild on Friday, March 15, as Zoo to You brought an assortment of exotic animals, including this boa constrictor, to the Uxbridge Youth Centre as part of the UYC’s special March Break programs. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

Uxbridge graffiti bylaw gets new look DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

UXBRIDGE: The township’s controversial graffiti by-law received a slight makeover recently following spirited discussions amongst councillors. At council’s meeting on the morning of Monday, March 18, a section of the by-law dealing with the sale of ‘graffiti implements’ was repealed by the members of council. “I think we need to keep this by-law, but need to take out section 2 (prohibiting the sale of graffiti implements) because that’s what has caused 90 per cent of our concerns,” said Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor.

Ward 5 Councillor Gord Highet, the one member of council to vote against the by-law when it was introduced in 2010, wished to see further changes made, particularly relating to those who are the victims of vandalism. “Section 3.2, (property owners and occupants shall at all times maintain a property free of graffiti) should come out too because, we are penalizing the victim,” commented Councillor Highet. “The blame should be with those committing the act, not those repeatedly hit by vandals.” However, Councillor Highet’s motion to remove that particular section was defeated with only Highet and Ward 4 Councillor Jacob Mantle voting in favour of the measure.

SCUGOG: In the wake of an assault incident at a recent Port Perry Minor Hockey game involving a parent and a 17-year-old referee, Scugog Township staff are crafting a ‘zero-tolerance’ policy for disrespectful behaviour at municipal facilities. Regional Councillor Bobbie Drew, who brought forth a formal motion on the policy at the March 18 committees meeting, said that the document would establish a “code of ethics” for facility users and protocol for staff in dealing with such incidents. According to Councillor Drew, township staff are expected to present a draft version of the policy at the April 8 committees meeting, after municipal staff began work on the policy following the Feb. 19 assault on the hockey ref. In that incident, a verbal exchange between the referee and two parents of Port Perry players began inside the arena, regarding calls made by the ref during the game. Police said that one parent later threatened the ref and kicked his legs in the parking lot. The assault took place in front of several people, including children, said police. One parent was charged and the ref was later suspended for his role in the incident. “As you’re all aware,” said Councillor Drew, “there was an incident at the arena a few weeks ago, and to the credit of staff, they have already started work on a zero tolerance policy, a code of ethics, for the township.” The councillor added that through the policy, she hopes the township will reach both local residents and visitors using municipal facilities with a message of security and safety for all guests. Councillor Drew added that representatives from Port Perry Minor Hockey said that such a policy is “exactly what they were looking for. They have some things in place but they were confused about where their jurisdiction ends and the township’s begins. TURN TO PAGE 4



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EARLY EASTER IN NESTLETON: Paige Simmons and Emilee Raaphorst were selling Easter treats at last weekend’s charity yard sale for the proposed Caesarea skatepark, held at Nestleton Hall on Sunday (March 17). BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

Changes coming ‘fore’ Foxbridge The proposal to use the unopened portion of Conc. 8 as Foxbridge’s new enUXBRIDGE: A popular Uxbridge golf trance and cart path did not sit well with course may soon have a new look follow- Ward 4 Councillor Jacob Mantle. ing a recent presentation to council. “You had a permanent access, and At council’s meeting on the morning made a decision to sell it off, and you are of Monday, March 18, Jason Miller and now asking the township to provide you e Jordan Grant appeared on behalf of Fox- withusone,” stated Councilor Mantle. O H bridge Golf Club detailing an ambitious Later, Councillor Mantle pressed for n OPEN HOUSE Sunday March 25th 1-4pm e plan to relocate thePort clubhouse, as well as Op compensation from Foxbridge for allow68 Ambleside, Perry open up an unopened road allowance to ing them access to the unopened road allow access between the two portions allowance. of the club, which sits on either side of “I am strongly in favour of requesting Reach St. compensation since the golf course is the A proposed residential development main beneficiary as outlined in the Muhas prompted Foxbridge to relocate its nicipal Act,” added Councillor Mantle. clubhouse to an area slightly to the east Following a council motion to allow of the current entrance off Reach St. access, township staff will now work The new 5,800 square foot building on drafting a lease agreement with Foxwill also feature a 2,000 square foot event bridge, although Mayor O’Connor did tent as well as an expanded parking lot. mention that the lease should have an eye “This will allow us to amalgamate our to the future. facilities into one area and improve effi“I’ve heard that the total expense of ciency,” said Mr. Miller. “The proposed this project will be between $1.5 and $2 new pathway would also cut down the million. I can’t see anyone putting out distance between the courses by more that level of expense and only sign a than 150 metres and provide better long- short-term lease agreement,” added Mayterm viability for the cart path.” or O’Connor. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

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Uxbridge SS teacher receives Jubilee medal UXBRIDGE: An Uxbridge Secondary Shool Teacher was the recent recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. Receiving the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal left Uxbridge Secondary School teacher Tish MacDonald feeling “honoured and humbled.” The medal commemorates the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s ascension to the throne and honours significant contributions and achievements by Canadians. Ms. MacDonald was nominated for the award by the Vimy Foundation for her work with students, helping increase their knowledge and connections to First and Second World War history before leading them on trips of Europe’s battlegrounds. The medal was officially presented during a recent ceremony at Uxbridge’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch, during a ceremony at which veterans, students, parents and community members spoke of the inspiring work Ms. MacDonald does linking local veterans with students, then taking students abroad to make

more connections at notable Canadian war sites. Her first European trip was in 2007, when Ms. MacDonald was teaching at Port Perry High School. Initially, she went along only to provide supervision. But before long, she says she was “hooked” on the history the journeys helped bring to life. Since then, Ms. MacDonald has taken approximately 150 students on such trips. Not only that, but she’s helped them make connections even closer to home to the subject of the voyages, connecting students to the area’s living veterans and their stories. And it’s not just the students who have gained from the connection. Ms. MacDonald described her connection to one Second World War veteran from Uxbridge whose brother, alongside of whom he had fought, died at Juno Beach. Ms. MacDonald was able to make an emotional visit to the local veteran’s brother’s grave on her most recent European odyssey. “It’s that connection to the story that makes it real for me and the students,” she said.

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“I think it’s important that we relay the message to all the teams in Scugog,” said Councillor Drew. “I hope by making this motion, we can send a clear message and statement to residents and visitors that safety and security of parents, kids, officials and visitors is what is utmost in our minds. We want to send the message that Scugog is a safe place where we feel that sports is an institution for the reason of having a good time.” According to Recreation and Culture Manager Craig Belfry, the policy will be a first for Scugog and Durham Region. He explained that the township’s draft policy will be based on those of munic-

Scugog Regional Councillor Bobbie Drew ipalities outside of the Region, in places where incidents similar to the ref assault have taken place. Explaining the scope of ‘zero tolerance’ to councillors, Mr. Belfry said that the draft policy will cover the entire spectrum of “disrespectful behaviour,” both verbal and physical, including such matters as racism

and sexism. “We’re going to be a pioneer in this area,” said Mr. Belfry, adding that other Durham municipalities such as Whitby and Oshawa are waiting to see Scugog’s policy. “Zero tolerance means no tolerance for any kind of disrespectful behaviour – physical or verbal.” Mr. Belfry also explained that the draft policy would be based on the Trespass Act of Ontario, and will likely feature an “escalating” system of warnings, which could potentially result in repeat offenders being barred from all municipal facilities - regardless of where the offending incidents took place. “We can’t suspend anyone from a building without such a policy, but we would be able to do it

now – the policy lays out such procedures,” said Mr. Belfry. “Right now, we can’t arbitrarily ban someone from a building…. We’re looking at simply keeping someone off the property. If you cause trouble at a sporting event and you go to a wedding (at a municipal facility) next weekend, it’s covered under the Trespass Act.” However, the suggestion drew criticism from Ward 5 Councillor Howard Danson, who said that a cautious approach to any barring of facility users is needed. “Lots of people use our buildings and halls,” said the councillor. “There’s some bigger implications here. We have to be careful.”

Collision, assault under police investigation SCUGOG: A 30-year-old Uxbridge woman was air-lifted to a Toronto trauma centre with life-threatening injuries as a result of a multi-vehicle collision that occurred on Simcoe St. just outside of Scugog last week. Last Thursday (March 14) at approximately 4:36 p.m., officers from North Division were called to the area of Simcoe St. N. near Coates Rd. in response to a reported head-on collision involving three vehicles. A Brown Chevrolet Malibu, driven by a 30-year-old Uxbridge female, was southbound on Simcoe St. near Coates Rd. when her vehicle crossed into the northbound lane. A red Dodge Dakota pickup truck travelling north attempted to avoid the collision but was hit by the Chevrolet. The third vehicle involved, a northbound Red Cadillac SRX travelling in the outer lane, was struck by the Dodge pickup when the pickup was attempting to avoid colliding with the Chevrolet. The driver of the Chevrolet Malibu was air lifted and is being treated for her injuries. The driver and passenger of the Dodge pickup truck and the driver of the Cadillac SRX were not injured in the collision. Members of the DRPS Traffic Services Branch, Collision Investigation Unit, attended the scene to conduct an investigation. The roadway was closed for several hours while evidence was collected. Investigators believe that alcohol was a factor in this collision. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call D/Cst. Al Ouellette of the Traffic Services Branch at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5272. Anonymous tips can be made to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or at www. and tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000. Woman assaulted while walking in Uxbridge UXBRIDGE: Durham Police are appealing to the public for assistance in identifying a suspect after a 22-year-old woman was recently assaulted while walking in Uxbridge. According to police, on Wednesday, March 6, at approximately 12:30 p.m., two women were walking eastbound along Brock St. West between Main St. and Bascom St., while a male was walking in the opposite direction.

As the male passed, he touched one of the women inappropriately before running off. The suspect is described as male, white, approximately 5’ 7” tall and 150 lbs. with a slender build and short brown hair. He was wearing camouflage clothing and a black briefcase-style bag worn across the shoulders. Anyone with any new information is asked to contact D/Cst Jennifer Forsyth of the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 5344. Anonymous tips can be made to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the web site at and tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000. St. Patrick’s Day RIDE campaign nabs impaired drivers DURHAM: Irish eyes were smiling and police eyes were watching, as the DRPS, Toronto Police Service and OPP teamed up for a joint St. Patrick’s Day RIDE initiative last weekend. The joint campaign over the weekend stopped more than 1,600 vehicles and took a number of impaired drivers off the road. The results of the joint St. Patrick’s Day weekend blitz include: -1,625 vehicles stopped -36 approved screening device tests administered - Seven individuals charged with Impaired/Exceed offences - Six individuals received three-day licence suspensions - One PON issued for Novice Blood Alcohol above zero - One individual arrested for a Criminal Code offence: Drive Disqualified - One drug charge -15 PONs issued for Highway Traffic Offences According to police, one offender during this RIDE program thought he was doing the right thing by driving three impaired passengers home. However, the motorist was impaired himself and didn’t have a driver’s license. For more information, please contact D/Cst. Dave Ashfield of the DRPS Traffic Services Branch at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5226.

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Lake Scugog fixes discussed by Stewards BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

The health of Lake Scugog and how to improve its state was the topic of discussion at the Scugog Lake Stewards annual general meeting earlier this month, bringing together major stakeholders involved in maintaining the lake as a viable environmental and economic feature of the township. Scugog Mayor Chuck Mercier was among the guests of honour at the Stewards’ meeting. The mayor was joined by members of the Port Perry Chamber of Commerce and Kyle Borrowman of EnviroScience, the company which raises the same weevils purchased and used by the Stewards in a unique weed-control project launched in 2009. Among the proposals will be the creation of a focus group regarding the future of the lake in April, consisting of “one or two individuals from all sides” to consider the solutions said the mayor. The Stewards also met with officials from the Trent-Severn Waterway this week regarding weed control methods and their execution of such measures by the Stewards in conjunction with partners such as Scugog Township and Kawartha Conservation Authority. While any solution for Lake Scugog

is going to be multi-faceted, the first step, said the mayor, is getting all land-owners on the same page. “You don’t hear ‘its good for the community,’” said the mayor, “you hear ‘I have my rights.’ But the lake has to survive - there’s no wiggle room on that. Everyone has to come together on a solution.” Underlying the visible issues such as excessive weed growth in Lake Scugog are more all-encompassing matters, said the mayor, describing factors as varied as global warming and the current state of government finances. “Money is a problem - we’re broke federally and provincially,” said Mayor Mercier. “Scugog will be debtfree by the end of 2013 but it has also caused us to not spend new money.” Describing the township’s roles in maintaining the lake, Mayor Mercier cited ongoing storm-water pond clean-outs (which should be increased, he said) as well as the annual weed harvest off of the Port Perry shoreline, a project for which the township has budgeted $10,000 in 2013, he added. Acknowledging that the harvest is not the most effective weed control method (as cut weeds left in the water eventually sink and often re-root in the lake bottom), the mayor suggested that perhaps in the future, the cut vegetation could be collected and

perhaps processed through use of a biogas plant, generating electricity and money as a result. “I’m not sure if it’s a totally doable plan or not,” said the mayor, adding that one local farm has seen merit in biogas and was recently given approval to construct such a facility. “But it’s happening in quite a few places in the U.S. It’s not always the harvesting that’s the problem - it’s what you do with the weeds once their on shore.” The matter of local sewage expansion was also discussed, with a $22.9 million expansion project coming to the Port Perry sewage lagoons in the near future. The expansion, said the mayor, could provide opportunities for water education, an idea which has been pitched to the presidents of Durham College and UOIT. Meanwhile, Mayor Mercier said that the support has seemingly evaporated for a rowing facility in the southwestern bay area of the lake, originally proposed by late Durham Rowing Club president Rob Millikin. “It has to be more than just protecting the water in front of your home,” said Mayor Mercier. “It has to be about the whole lake.” The presentation was summed up by one audience member: “A man-made lake needs a manmade solution.”

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: Kids of all ages laced up their skates and took to the ice at the Scugog Arena for March Break, where a variety of skating programs were offered to the public. BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

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Uxbridge taking on post-game tailgate parties UXBRIDGE: The township may be taking a tougher approach to a certain type of post-game celebrations as part of a proposed Baseball Diamond Allocation policy that recently appeared before councillors. A report from Township facilities Manager Bob Ferguson, which was included as part of council’s meeting on the morning of Monday, March 4, outlined a proposed policy which would serve to streamline the allocation of diamonds for local baseball leagues. According to township staff, the allocation policy proposed for townshipowned baseball facilities is very similar to the one used for ice allocation at Uxbridge Arena. During discussions, Township CAO Ingrid Svelnis had harsh words for those who choose to engage in post-game alcohol consumption. “We need to start taking a tougher approach and maybe start taking diamond time away,” said Ms. Svelnis. “It’s tailgate party central at Bonner Fields some nights.” Ms. Svelnis added that township staff have previous dealt with similar con-

cerns at Uxbridge Arena, and the situation has improved recently. Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor agreed with Ms. Svelnis’ sentiments, and argued in favour of having township by-law staff tackle the issue. “I have huge concerns that people have been drinking and getting behind the wheel,” said Mayor O’Connor. “Our by-law officers should be going through the parks, because with police, that call is a very low priority.” Councillors will be forwarding concerns relating to the policy to Mr. Ferguson, who will be returning to council later this year with an updated report. Egg Hunt returns to Barton Farms Residents will be able to run, walk and hop to the ninth annual Barton Farm Egg Hunt later this month. The event, which is scheduled to take place on Easter Sunday (March 31), with the fun getting underway at noon at Herrema Fields. Although councillors did thoroughly endorse the event, which has participants visiting from as far away as Toronto, they were unable to fulfill a

request from event organizers to open townshipowned washrooms at the site due to cold weather. “This is a great community event and we have supported it in the past,” commented Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor. “Unfortunately, due to the timing of the event, we can’t clean up the forest or open the washrooms prior to the event.” Council salaries released According to a recent report from Township Treasurer Al Schultz, the members of Council were paid a total of $286,213 in 2012. The report was included as part of council’s agenda for their meeting on the morning of Monday, March 18. Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor led the way amongst members of council as she was paid $51,649.71 last year, including $5,798.57 in car allowance. All members of council strive to stay active within the community, and last year, Ward 4 Councillor Jacob Mantle expensed $987.20 for charity functions - tops amongst councillors. The report did raise questions from one coun-

cillor regarding mileage expenses. The seven members of council were paid $20,978.57 in car allowances last year. “Who gets what for mileage for what in the township?” asked Ward 2 Councillor Pat Molloy. “I think there are some real grey areas.” Township CAO Ingrid Svelnis added that staff will prepare a report in the coming weeks detailing the township’s policy for car allowances. “I think something like that would be very beneficial to future councils,” added Ms. Svelnis.



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NORTH DURHAM March Operation Scugog Easter food drive. Donations can be placed in the drop boxes at local supermarkets including Vos Independent, Food Basics and Foodland, as well as participating businesses, including The Standard at 94 Water St. and Micklegate Realty, at 76 Water St. in Port Perry. Thursday, March 21 Uxbridge Genealogy Group meets at 7 p.m., Lower Hall of Uxbridge Public Library. Admission $2.00, 50/50 draw, all welcome. Guest speaker Nancy Trimbel, former president of Ontario Genealogy Society who will tell about the projects underway at OGS that will make your research easier by providing more information on-line and available for public search. Friday, March 22 76 Uxbridge Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corp. Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion, Franklin Street, Uxbridge. Tickets: $10 for 13 years and over - $5 for 12 years and under. Advance tickets may be purchased Tuesday evenings in the Uxbridge SS cafeteria, at 6:30 p.m. or by contacting Tickets may also be purchased at the door the evening of our dinner. Saturday, March 23 Ontario Early Years 17th annual Lunch with the Easter bunny, supporting the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Port Perry United Church located at Simcoe St. and Queen St. Tickets are $8 per person and must be bought in advance. To purchase tickets please call 905985-2824, or stop by the Ontario Early Years Centre located at 494 Queen St. - Port Perry Legion Ladies Auxiliary is holding a Mom to Mom Sale at the Port perry Legion on Saturday March 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Moms selling gently used childrens clothes, toys and gear, as well local “mom”prenuers will have some great specials to offer. Bring the kids, Utica Daycare is providing free activites for the kids while you shop, and Missy Lu Photography will be there. For $10.00 you can get Easter pictures of your little one with a real bunny. Admission is free - Uxbridge Lions Club Annual pancake breakfast at the Uxbridge Arena Hall, located at 291 Brock St. W. from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $6 for adults and $4 for kids. - Greenbank Folk Music Society presents Russel deCarle. Greenbank Centennial Hall, Greenbank, Hwy 12 (30 mins N of Whitby) at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 at: Blue Heron Books, 62 Brock St West, in Uxbridge, 905-8524282, P O E Design, 146 Queen St, in Port Perry, 905985-0060, or phone 905-985-8351 for reserved tickets and information. Watch for future concerts on our Facebook page & web site: Sunday, March 24 A Festival of Hymns presented by the Bernard Pears Chorale ( with audience participation ) to be held at Trinity United Church Uxbridge at 3 p.m. Freewill Offering. All proceeds go to the Canadian Food Grains Bank. Wednesday, March 27 The Port Perry Fiddle Club invites everyone to their Dance into Spring Dance & Jam at the Scugog Community Center , 1655 Reach Rd. Plenty of fiddle music, country singing , square dances, and round dancing all evening long. Doors open at 6pm. $5 admission. For info call Barry at 905-985-7557.

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EPSOM AND UTICA by Shari Kerry Bethesda-Reach Women’s Institute will be resuming their monthly meetings starting this month on March 27 at 7:45 p.m. at Epsom United Church. The speaker will be from Durham Farm and Rural Family Resources to update them on trends in Early Childhood Education and what is happening in the Family Drop In Centers and the On-Farm Child Care. Guests are welcome to attend. Plans are being finalized for the Bethesda-Reach’s Women’s Institute’s Annual Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon. Fashions are from Woods and Woods in Uxbridge. The date is set for Tuesday, April 9, at Trinity United Church in Uxbridge. Lunch is at noon, and tickets are $18 per person and are available from Blue Heron books or calling 905-985-3976 or 905-852-7128. The proceeds are donated to various charitable organizations throughout Uxbridge and Scugog Townships. Community Daycare are having their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, March 27 in the Utica Community Daycare Kidz Klub Portable at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend, and there will be light refreshments

available.Condolences from the community go out to Stella Asling, Faye Ashton, Pat Asling, Jerry Asling and their families in the passing of Don Asling last Saturday. He will be remembered for his love for his family, community and church. Best Wishes and a healthy recovery to Dorothy Monroe who recently had hip surgery, and has now returned home. We will celebrate Palm Sunday this week at Epsom, 11 a.m. The Canadian Food Grains Bank will hold their annual Good Friday Breakfast beginning at 8:15 a.m. at Utica Memory Hall. Everyone is welcome. There will be a free will offering. Following the breakfast, there will be the Stations of the Cross Walk ending at Utica United Church for our Good Friday Service. This Sunday, there will be a Festival of Hymns at Trinity United Church, Uxbridge at 3 p.m. A free will offering will be going to the Canadian Food Grains Bank. On Sunday April 7, 11 a.m. at Epsom Church, Alex and Keltie McKay will be talking to our congregation about their travels to Africa.

GREENBANK by Mary Jean Till Minor Ball registration is Friday, March 22, 5 to 8 p.m. at Greenbank hall. Extra registration forms are at Greenbank store, and may be returned there as well. For info, contact Barb Ward at 905-985-3903. Congratulations to all the students who performed at the February Sunderland Music Festival – to Kara Phillips who placed 1st in her category, singing “My Favourite Things” and to Madeline Massey who placed 1st with “Somewhere over the Rainbow.” Kindergarten registration has begun. Please call Mrs. Acorn to register for 2013-14, at 905-985-2567. On March 19, local author and artist Joanna Malcolm will be at the school speaking to the Gr. 3 students. On Friday, March 22, Greenbank school will participate in the DDSB Earth Hour Challenge, and will also go skating at Scugog arena, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Still being collected are: Canadian Tire money to support the Health

Snack Program Kitchen, and non-perishable food items for the Easter Operation Scugog. Volunteers for Monday and Friday Healthy Snack time are needed (8:30 to 10:30 a.m.). Monday March 25, 6 p.m. is the next SCC meeting. Please call 905-985-0535 with your news. On Saturday, March 23, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., scrap metal and batteries may be dropped off at Greenbank hall to support local Lions Club. For more info, call John at 905-985-8608. Remember to register children for the Greenbank Lion’s Easter Egg Hunt and party for local children ages one to nine. Cost is $3 and includes movies, lunch, gift bag and egg hunt. Please phone ahead with those attending to 905-985-3723. There is a limit of 35 children. Date is March 30, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children may dress for Easter Parade and pictures too. On Sunday, Norma and Jim Ferguson extinguished the fifth Lenten Candle.

ZEPHYR & SANDFORD by Pat Asling The area farm tour was THE event in the farming community this week. Sandford farmers were Murray and Robert Cox, the Mustard family and Mike Risebrough. Observers came from Durham and York Regions with a great turnout eager to see modern dairy operations. One exciting addition was the milking robot in the Mustard barns. Our mayor was also in attendance and she brought along some Durham Region people to show them just what our rural communities contribute. Dwight and Deborah Clements have returned from a lovely firsttime holiday with friends in Florida. Church on Sunday, the 5th Sunday in Lent, featured much music with Grade 11 student Brent Smalley demonstrating his great potential as a pianist and Carol Meek and Cathy Ellig singing a lovely duet, as

well as the usual choir numbers. Rev. Diane’s sermon sprung from the scripture reading on Mary anointing Christ with the costly ointment. St. Patrick’s Day decorations were abroad. Zephyr Church council meets Thursday at March 21 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24, is Palm Sunday with Holy Communion being service at both congregations. Sandford Sunday School sessions will also commence again on that day. On Wednesday, March 27, the ladies (with help from some men) will serve soup and cookies at St. Paul’s Presbyterian. Thanks to all who signed up to help. Thursday, March 28 is NOT Sandford UCW; the next meeting in April 25, when Earle Lockerby will be the guest speaker. However, the Book Club does meet that evening, 7 p.m. at Sandford Church. The book being read is “The Welcoming Committee

of Butternut Creek”. The knitting club meets each Thursday afternoon except when there is UCW. Call Heidi Lockerby if you would like to join. On Good Friday a service will be held at Sandford United Church. All are invited to join with us on one of the most special day of the Christian community; the pivotal point comes on Easter Sunday, March 31. We would be delighted to see you with us on each and every Sunday. My last three weeks have been taken up with care, along with my siblings, for my father, Don Asling. Many will already know he passed away, March 16. He was well-known in the Uxbridge area for his leadership roles in various church organizations, Mill Street Men, Canadian Food Grains Bank, and for the many businesses and private home he decorated over the years.

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SCUGOG ISLAND by Jeanne C. Le Saux

This Sunday, March 24, is Palm Sunday. There will be a Palm Sunday Food Collection of non-perishable food items for Operation Scugog. During the service, the children from the Sunday School of both churches will be doing the collecting. Services for Easter will begin on Maundy Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in Port Perry United Church. A Passion play will be performed by members of the Port Perry/Prince Albert congregations. The service will be one hour long, admission is free, and no offering will be taken. March 29 is the Good Friday Ecumenical Walk starting at 9:30 a.m. at the gazebo in Palmer Park. Easter Sunday Morning Sunrise Service is in Pine Grove Cemetery at 6:45 a.m. A light breakfast will follow at Port Perry United Church. Easter Sunday services will be held at 9:50 a.m. at Port Perry and 11:30 a.m. at Prince Albert. The Church Chicks United will be holding their fourth annual Easter Bonnet contest in front of the Post Office with registration at 11:30 a.m. Funds raised go toward the children’s programs at the Library. The Ministerial Association is holding a series of Lenten luncheons at St. John’s Presbyterian Church each Wednesday during Lent, from 12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.

SEAGRAVE by Robin Drew & Jean Short The Seagrave Community send condolences to Ron and Rosalind King of Robinglade in the recent passing of Marie Real, sister of Rosalind. Congratulations to Kim McCann-Debono and John Debono who celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary on March 12. Happy Birthday wishes to Brett Drew (March 21). John Debono read the story of the “Green Eyed Monster” to the children and explained to them how we envy friends who have more than we do. Kim McCann-Debono gave the message on “The Art of Judging” and how we tend to judge others by what they have and what

they do. Anyone who wishes to place flowers in memory of loved ones on Easter Sunday, please call Diane Puckrin at 985-2489 or e-mail After the service, a vote was taken to determine the time of future Church Services. It was unanimous that on April 7, the service will start at 9:15 a.m. March 21 - 7 p.m. - Opening the Doors to Spirituality Bible study with Rev. Paul. March 29 - 7 p.m. - Good Friday Service at Seagrave Church. News for this column can be sent to or grammiejean@hotmail. com or by phone at 905-985-9921.

The Fifth Sunday in Lent Rev Michelle Hofman Officiated the Call to Worship, the message was “An Extravagant Outpouring. You are invited to bring in Flowers in memory of a loved one or simply to remind us of the new life received at the resurrection of Jesus. Bring the Flowers early, for display for Easter Sunday. Due to Allergies please use silk lilies! Important dates to remember: March 24 - Palm Sunday With Rev Frazer Lacey March 24 - Baptism of Michelle daughter of Randy and Elizabeth Freeman March 31 - Easter Sunday will be a Communion Service with Rev Frazer Lacey presiding. The Orchestra will be playing for Easter Sunday. A big thank you goes out to all who helped make the St. Patrick’s Dinner, it was a huge success an awesome turn out for the sold-out event. The March break kicked off with the children of the First Nation Community going to Toronto Zoo with activities all week long a trip to NEBS, a few in house programming and the week finished off with the Annual Trip to Disney on Ice and a stop at the Old Spaghetti Factory for lunch before Returning to the First Nation. Happy Birthdays this week goes out to: Barbara Kerel (March 18), Jeanne Le Saux and Phil Edgar (March 19), Jim Johnson and Sophie Sliwa (March 20), Joseph St. James and Luke Swinson (March 22), and to Andrew Taylor (March 23). Happy birthday to anyone I may of missed.

BLACKSTOCK by Joyce Kelly At the United Church next Sunday, (Palm Sunday) a joint service with Nestleton will be held at Blackstock United at the regular time of 9:45 a.m. Good Friday will be another joint service at Nestleton at 11 a.m., while both churches will celebrate Easter with regular times. There will be no sunrise service this year. On Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m., St. John’s Anglican Church invites you to a fun filled evening of music from the Shout Sister Choir. Tickets at $10 are available at the door or from the church office.

Our thoughts are with Don Bradburn and Neil Johnston who are both suffering serious health problems at this time. There were seven tables at the Tuesday evening card party which is now held at the St. John’s Anglican Parish Hall with the following winners – Ellen Gibson, Gerry McArthur, Doris Manns, Barb, and Heidi Krieg (low). Gerry McArthur had the most lone hands. Specials were won by Lorna Edgerton, Marie Gibson and Audrey Mahaffy. I don’t remember ever having all of the winners ladies. Always a first!

To list your church events contact Katherine at 905-985-6985 IMMACULATE CONCEPTION ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 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


Ontario 905-985-1346 Rev John Benschop 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

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



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



(Anglican Church of Canada)

Minister Rev. John Anderson

266 North St., Port Perry Phone: 905-985-7278 Holy Week Services Palm Sunday March 24 10 a.m.

Maundy Thursday March 28 7:30 p.m.

Good Friday March 29 6 p.m.

Easter Sunday March 31 10 a.m.


19100 Island Road, Port Perry A warm welcome to all 905-985-4094 SUNDAY, March 24 10 a.m. Morning Service


Rev. Elaine Hall - Rev. Don Willmer 905-985-2801 SUNDAY, March 24 Palm Sunday Communion services Maundy Thursday, March 28 Passion play, 7 p.m. at Port Perry United Church

Sunday School and Nursery available

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

319 Queen Street, Port Perry Pastor Robert Kennedy 905-985-3881 SUNDAY, March 24 Service at 10 a.m. Sunday School and Nursery Care Available All are warmly welcome


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

Nursery Care and Sunday School Available •

16200 Old Simcoe Road (S.A. Cawker School) Port Perry Note New Address: 14460 Simcoe St., Port Perry Palm Sunday, March 24, 10 a.m. Easter Week Services Maundy Thursday, March 28 - 7 a.m. Good Friday Walk, March 29 - 9:30 a.m. (at Palmer Park) Good Friday Service - 1 p.m. Easter Sunday, March 31 - 10 a.m. Nursery and Sunday School (Anglican Network in Canada) All are Welcome.

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,’

Rev. Paul Moorhouse 905-985-7766

PALM SUNDAY, March 24 Seagrave (in the beautiful hamlet of Seagrave) 9 a.m. Morning Service

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

8 • Thursday, March 21, 2013

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EDITORIAL Sign of the times In the wake of a highly-publicized assault incident in Port Perry involving a hockey parent and a young referee, Scugog Township is in the midst of drafting a ‘zero-tolerance’ policy for what has been described as “disrespectful behaviour” at its municipally-owned facilities. In the words of township staff, that could potentially mean those who violate the policy could find themselves barred from all municipal facilities, regardless of where the offending incident took place. In other words - get into a shoving match at the arena, miss the party at the community hall. Heavy-handed? Maybe to some. But it’s not without precedent, as other Ontario municipalities have gone this route before. Cambridge Minor Hockey recently banned an unruly parent from all games, both home and away after the parent, who serves as a constable with the Guelph Police, had a physical altercation with a referee. As well, a by-law is currently on the books in the city of London, which allows parents to be banned from all city-owned facilities should they verbally or physically assault an official. Much like a by-law asking the rescued party, after a temporary lapse in judgment, to pay for emergency services’ time and equipment, this aspect of the proposed policy is simply a sign of the times. While its hoped that such a policy is not abused and is only exercised to its fullest extent as circumstances dictate, organizations - including municipalities - are distancing themselves any way they can from the potential for any legal - and, subsequently, financial - fallout based on the questionable actions of individuals. Such a policy may be new territory here, but it’s far from outside the norm. Let’s hope its exercised infrequently. And at the end of the day, is it really that hard - or too much to ask to respect others?

Rolling on the river in Uxbridge Skateboarders say thanks To the Editor, Back in the days of the riverboat on the Mississippi, river pilots were employed every few miles. The river changed so frequently that it was beyond one man to know just his few miles of the river. The reefs, snags and other detritus would take out the keel of any man’s boat who did not know the river. I think about this a lot as I make my trip down Main Street from Reach to Elgin Park. I take it almost daily and I

know this part of this ‘river’ very well. I bob and weave my car at just the right moments because I know what is coming up: ruts, dips, craters and all. I pity the stranger to our town. I see them trying to travel that river in a straight, normal manner. It cannot be done without serious damage to their craft. My councillor informs me for Main Street that “a more comprehensive reconstruction will be taking place in 2014.”

Until then, “cold mix” is being applied. That means another winter on this stretch of road without a major improvement. I wonder how the river will run next spring. David Moseley Uxbridge

To The Editor, Caesarea Skate Park For Kids would like to thank everyone who participated in their third monthly Flea Market. It was a complete success. We would also like to thank the Blackstock United Church Quilters for their generous donation of a beautiful quilt, which we raffled off. Our next Flea Market will be held on April 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nestleton Community Hall. For more information, call Susie at 905 986-4038. Susie Bollon Caesarea

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Big Brothers Big Sisters ready to roll NORTH DURHAM: It’s that time of year again, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Durham Region (BBBSND) will be hosting their annual Bowl For Kids Sake event on Saturday, April 27. Teams of four to six players can book two games of bowling free with the submission of pledge forms, and compete to win various prizes and awards. This is a great event for families, as well as for team-building for companies, and is one that bowlers of all ages and levels can enjoy. This exciting event is back after an unfortunate cancellation last year due to unforeseeable circumstances that required Uxbridge Bowl to close its doors. Prior to last year’s cancellation, the bowling fundraiser had been in operation for 34 years and was one of the

largest fundraisers of year. Now in its 36th year of service, BBBSND is happy to be back at it, holding this year’s bowling event at Parish Lanes, 69 Brock St. West in downtown Uxbridge. To add to the excitement, this year also marks the 100th anniversary of Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada. To celebrate this momentous milestone, BBBSND is hoping to have 100 teams collect pledges and register to bowl at this year’s event. If each team raised $100, what a difference it could make! All of the funds raised through BFKS go back into the North Durham agency, and allows the agency to continue to provide the mentorship programs that they have been providing to the communities of Scugog, Uxbridge and Brock for the

past 36 years. Without the involvement of the community – individuals and businesses alike, in-school mentoring programs such as Go Girls and Game On, as well as traditional mentoring programs would not be possible. These programs strive to foster a child’s personal growth, to increase their self-esteem and self-confidence, and to improve their overall resiliency. To participate in the event as a sponsor, donor or team member, or for more information, please contact Courtney Dicks, Special Events Coordinator, at 905-985-3733, ext. 4 or e-mail Additional information can also be found at www.bigbrothersbigsisters. ca/northdurham.

Food drives return in time for Easter SCUGOG: With the return of spring, Operation Scugog is looking for donations to fill their shelves in time for Easter. This year’s food drive takes place from March 28 to 30. Donations can be placed in the drop boxes at local supermarkets including Vos Independent, Food Basics and Foodland, as well as participating businesses, including The Standard at 94 Water St. Micklegate Realty, at 76 Water St. in Port Perry, is also collecting food and is offering residents the chance to win an Easter gift basket stuffed with prizes from The Nutty Chocolatier. Fill out a ballot with a non-perishable food donation at Micklegate before March 23 at 12 p.m. Examples of needed items include:

- cereal - cookies - canned pasta and pasta sauce - pork and beans - soups and stews - cheese whiz - apple sauce - canned goods, such as meats, fruit and vegetables - snacks for children’s lunches, such as granola bars - juice boxes - macaroni and cheese dinners - instant tea and coffee - toiletries, such as toilet paper, toothpaste and toothbrushes, deodorant, etc. Food drive donations (as well as cash or cheque contributions) can be dropped off at the food bank, located on the right side of the Victory Christian Centre at 593 Alma St. in Port Perry. Drop-off

times are Wednesdays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cash or cheque donations may also be mailed to: Operation Scugog Box 353 Port Perry, ON L9L 1A4. Next month, Operation Scugog is hosting its annual Spring Children’s Clothing Consignment Sale at the Scugog Community Centre on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event will once again feature gently-used kids clothes, toys and more for a great price. Contact 905-985-7030 for more information. In Uxbridge, Easter donations can be made to Loaves and Fishes Food Bank.

Silly parents, sports are for kids One of the great things about the Internet is that it provides a voice to practically everyone with a computer and a modem. Conversely, one of the worst things about the Internet is that it provides a voice to practically everyone with a computer and a modem. In my humble opinion, nowhere is this more apparent than on message boards dedicated to minor hockey. The popularity of these message boards, which mostly exist on the Newtork 54 web site, is a relatively new phenomenon, since when I took over managing the Port Perry Predators PeeWees in 2005, no such thing existed (at least to my knowledge, and I am eternally thankful for this). Two of the more popular minor hockey message boards are titled Sports R4U 98 and younger, and its 97 and older cousin. Basically, one board for those 15 and older and one for kids under 14. But take a closer look at the name. These sites appear to exist solely for parents who act in a manner typically reserved for poorly-behaved children. Such is often the case when people are given the chance to spew out horrible insults behind the anonymity of a computer screen. It can be argued that no team felt more of a brunt for these ‘Internet idiots’ than the Central Ontario Wolves Minor Midget team, which was dogged by naysayers from the spring try-outs right up until last weekend’s

OHL Cup tournament. Now, I should point out that I served as Public Relations Director for this team, and couldn’t be prouder of the boys for making it all the way to the OHL Cup. You can read more about their strong showing at the tournament on Page 18 of this week’s Standard. Anyway, I can’t print most of what was written on this site over the course of the season, as much of it ranged from lowbrow to ignorant to cringe-worthy. But it was alarming to see what was written about the 15-year-olds who are simply trying to play hockey at the highest level possible. It doesn’t get any better on the younger site. In fact, considering that there are threads devoted to kids as young as seven and eight-years-old, you could argue that it is much worse to attack kids who haven’t advanced past Grade 3. But that is the world we live in, and as long as everyone has a voice, some are going to choose to use it in the most foolish way possible. In the end though, these misguided posters only served to motivate the team to succeed, as was said to me by several members of the team. If we spent as much time building each other up as we do trying to tear each other down, just think of the difference it would make. -------------

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Staying in touch... JOHN O’TOOLE MPP

New paper discusses farming issues A recent commentary from the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) says rural infrastructure, affordable energy, red tape reduction, and a provincial agriculture strategy are key issues that need to be addressed in the upcoming provincial budget. Farms and agri-businesses in Durham Riding are strong contributors to the agri-food industry. Provincewide, farms and agri-business contribute $33 billion annually to the Ontario economy. Jobs in the agri-food sector represent about 10 per cent of the Ontario workforce. Agriculture, along with the refurbishment and New Build at the Darlington Generating Station and the completion of Highway 407 remain key priorities for Durham Riding. Durham residents also share concerns of all Ontarians with respect to high electricity rates, the rising tide of provincial debt and high car insurance rates. Last week, the Ontario PC Caucus released a white paper to encourage discussion of policies that will enable agriculture to grow and to thrive. Our Paths to Prosperity white paper on agriculture calls for jobcreating ideas such as biodiesel vehicle and heating fuel. We also need to cut red tape, so that farmers have the time to do what they do best. Seventy-seven per cent of farmers responding in a recent PC agriculture survey said red tape is increasing. They spent an average of 154 hours per year just dealing with government paperwork. That is the equivalent of almost four standard work weeks. Our Paths to Prosperity initiative will help farmers and agribusinesses by reducing regulatory burden by a minimum of 33 per cent over three years. Our white paper calls for reducing the risk for farmers by putting government and farmers’ premiums into a dedicated fund for the risk management program. This would even out good and bad years and help farmers from suffering catastrophic losses caused by unforeseen events such as crop failures. On the topic of the future of the horse racing industry, our white paper calls on the government to cancel the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation plan to abandon racetrack slots and spend money on new casinos. Instead, we will build partnerships with the horse racing industry, allowing it to thrive. For copies of the paper, call 1-800-661-2433 or (905) 697-1501 or e-mail

A Knight’s Tale DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard @darrylknight

It’s that time of year again, and A Knight’s Tale is here to help you fill out your bracket for the NCAA Basketball Tournament. I have been obsessed with the tournament for almost 20 years, and this year is the most wide open I have ever seen the event. No less than 20 schools have the capacity to win the whole thing, and this level of parity is great for college basketball and terrible for my own level of physical activity. In addition to all of the great teams at the top, there are just as many lower-seeded teams who could pull off major upsets in the early portion of the tournament. In particular, look out for Saint Louis. The Billikens have quietly become a budding basketball powerhouse in recent years, and with the recent passing of former coach Rick Majerus, they just might be a team of destiny this year. As well, Bucknell, South Dakota State, St. Mary’s, New Mexico and Virginia Commonwealth are all amongst the Cinderella teams that could potentially make or break your bracket. Enjoy the games, everyone. I will be spending the weekend holding my couch down so that it doesn’t fly up in the air.


10 • Thursday, March 21, 2013

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OUTDOOR EDUCAT ON Loca youths took part n a hands wet eco-workshop ast week as the Uxbr dge Youth Centre and Uxbr dge Pub c L brary presented the th rd annua Brook Never S eeps event on Wednesday March 13 The nteract ve eco- earn ng event gave oca young peop e the chance to exp ore the eco ogy of the Uxbr dge Brook DARRYL KN GHT The S anda d

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p pe ne traverses North Durham “Th s s about under stand ng that p pe nes ex st not ust ne 9 ” sa d Scugog Mayor Chuck Merc er “We need to know Durham s po cy on what are essent a y fue h ghways Th s s not a new bus ness – t s been n the ground for a ong t me and we need to create a pos t on It s about more than ust th s one ne t s about a of them ”

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The next meeting for the Garden Club will feature Darren Heimbecker of Whistling Gardens, Wilsonville, who has cultivated 18 acres into six major gardens and collections. All gardens connect with nearly 4km of walking paths. The gardens are home to the largest public collection of conifers with over 2,500 species. The garden features more than 5,000 annuals, a 116 fountain display all choreographed to music and three unique fountain displays. In the gardens you can see over


NEWS 1,000 perennials. Like most gardens, many more projects are ongoing and many new features will continually be added. You can sit and relax near a waterfall or by their two-acre pond. Don’t forget your camera, Whistling Gardens would be a great place for pic-

ture taking. Their unique Garden Centre offers the largest collection of conifers and unusual woody treasures and are proud that they have been referred as the “go to” garden centre for new and unique plants. Mr. Heimecker will speak and give a power point presentation on the development and growth of building Canada’s newest Botanical Garden. This should be of interest to all types of gardeners, whether you have an established garden or are putting in a new one. If you wish to see the “Real

McCoy” Pine Ridge will be going to Whistling Gardens on June 20. More on this bus trip next month. Please join us at the Nestleton Community Centre on April 2 at 7:30 p.m. Guests will be most welcome to attend with the option of joining that evening or at a later date. Membership is $15 (single) and $20 (family). For this you get ten monthly meetings with excellent speakers and a good rapport with fellow gardeners. For more information please e-mail Shirley or call her at 905-986-5330.

It’s time to hang up the shovel This will be my last column for the time being. I have really enjoyed writing Digging up the Dirt, but as they say, “all good things come to an end.” Your comments over the years have been appreciated and encouraging. I hope I have been helpful to you. Important things that I have written about in my columns are the plantings of drought-tolerant plants, native plant species, starting a compost and mulch, mulch, mulch. Incorporate rain barrels to help conserve water. There are

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by Shirley Love really attractive barrels that you can purchase to tie in with your landscape. Another good thing to do is to join a local Garden Club/Horticultural Society. From their speakers and work shops you can glean a wealth of information. You

can also get good information by talking to members about their gardens and what works for them. I have been a member of Pine Ridge Garden Club for thirty two years and it is thanks to this membership that I have learned so much over the years and have passed on to you in my column. As I once read somewhere, “To Plant a Garden, is to Believe in Tomorrow.” For any information, you may e-mail me at or call 905-986-5330.

Comment on the incinerator Residents are advised that the public comment period for the draft Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC) Community Communications Plan has been extended to March 30. This extension was put in place by Durham Regional Council to ensure that residents and community stakeholders have the opportunity to comment on this important document. The draft DYEC Community Communications Plan is available for comment on the Project’s web site until March 30. Visit to review the plan or obtain more information on the project. Public comments can be submitted via an on-line comment form, by e-mail to or by mail to:

The Regional Municipality of Durham c/o EFW Project Team 605 Rossland Rd. E. Whitby, ON L1N 6A3 The draft DYEC Community Communications Plan was developed in accordance with the Ministry of Environment’s Condition 7 of the Environmental Assessment Notice of Approval to Proceed with the Undertaking. The energy-from-waste facility is officially known as the Durham York Energy Centre. Under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, unless otherwise stated in the submission, any personal information included in a submission will become part of the public record files for this matter and will be released, if requested, to any person.

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One woman’s story on the need for good heart health Good fitness first saved Micheline Legault’s life. Now, it’s giving the 69-yearold a second life in her senior years Nine years ago, Legault was taking her regular skate along Ottawa’s Rideau Canal. An avid outdoors person, she was surprised to have trouble breathing. Just by chance, at that exact moment, Legault’s husband called on her cell phone. He insisted she give her phone to a passerby, who immediately called the paramedics. Legault soon suffered a heart attack, lost consciousness and remained in a coma for three days. Despite having a history of heart disease in her family, Legault didn’t think she was at risk. “I really thought heart disease happened to men more than women, so this was a real surprise to me,” said Legault. Prior to her heart attack, Legault kept physically active all year round. She lives in Chelsea, Quebec, an outdoor enthusiast’s Nirvana that features national parkland, a ski resort and a large trail system. Her cardiologist told Legault that her fitness level saved her life. With women living longer, the Heart and Stroke Foundation is underlining the need for adult and senior women to embrace lifestyle choices to make

health last. Since 1999, Bobbe Wood has championed innovative cardiovascular research, advocacy and public awareness initiatives on both the provincial and national levels. Wood, president of the foundation, has dedicated herself to improving awareness among women. “Many women are unaware of, or simply ignore, the symptoms of heart attack and stroke. Women are less likely than men to believe they’re having a heart attack or stroke, and more likely to delay treatment, putting their lives at risk,” says Wood, founder of the Canadian female-focused The Hearth Truth awareness campaign. Heart disease and stroke is a leading cause of death for women in Canada, and kills seven times more women than breast cancer. Nine in 10 Canadian women have at least one significant risk factor for heart disease or stroke. Since her heart attack, Legault says she has learned new ways to improve her diet. “I’m definitely more careful with my diet after the heart attack,” says Legault. “I always check the labels when I go grocery shopping, I cook with olive oil instead of butter, eat smaller portions of meat and I don’t eat things like cookies

anymore.” Legault and her husband celebrated the second anniversary of her heart attack by returning to the Rideau Canal. Her husband teared up as they skated hand in hand. “That was very emotional for me, and even more so for my husband. When I was in a coma, he stayed by my bed for three days as I lay there unconscious. He thought he had lost his best friend. Even today, it’s still very emotional for him,” she says. Legault, says Wood, is an example of both sides of the spectrum: the need for women to be better informed of the

risks of heart disease and stroke; and the potential for senior women to lead full and vital lives with time and energy for family, hobbies and outdoor pursuits. Today, nine years later, Legault is doing everything she enjoys. She spends her winters skating, skiing and snowshoeing. During the summers, she plays tennis three times a week and can sometimes be found swimming in the Gatineau River. Wood urges women to assess their risk for heart disease and stroke by taking the foundation’s quiz at quiz. - Courtesy of News Canada

‘Make The Pledge’ this month Throughout February and March, at various public events around the province, Cancer Care Ontario and the regional cancer programs are asking Ontario residents to “Make the Pledge” and get screened for colorectal cancer. Although it’s not a commonly discussed topic, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths and the third most common cancer diagnosed in Ontario. This may sound discouraging, but colorectal cancer is treatable and beatable. In fact, when caught early, there is a 90 per cent chance that people with colorectal cancer will be cured, compared with only 12 per cent if detected at an advanced stage. That’s why cancer screening is so important. It can detect colorectal cancer when there are no symptoms and when treatment is most effective. As part of the “Make the Pledge” call-to-action, an interactive photo station is travelling to communities across Ontario to educate people about

screening. The steps for getting screened for colorectal cancer are: • If you’re over 50 years of age with no family history of colorectal cancer, make an appointment to talk with your health care provider about screening. • Your family physician or nurse practitioner will provide you with a Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) kit which is a simple test that can be completed in the privacy of your home. • If you do not have a family physician or nurse practitioner, you can get a FOBT kit from a local pharmacy or by contacting Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-828-9213. • If you’re over 50 years of age with a family history of colorectal cancer in a parent, brother or sister, talk with your doctor about being screened by colonoscopy. All people over 50 years of age should screen for colorectal cancer every two years. To help determine your eligibility for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening, visit the Time to Screen interactive tool available

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Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival Bathtub Races – Saturday, April 6, 12 p.m. Contact Nolan at 705357-3718 to book in your team. Lawn Tractor Pulling Demonstration – Sunday, April 7th, pull at 1 p.m. Bottle and Battery Drive and Popcan

Collection Saturday, April 20, 2013 Let the Exchange Club help you with some spring clean up! These items can be dropped off in advance from April 16 – 20. For more information, contact Barb Hackner, 4-H Exchange - 2013 There may be 1 or 2 spots available if anyone interested in going on the 2013 Exchange. Contact Jane Johnson at glenecho@ Recognising Volunteers Church Service at Pine Grove Church on April 28th at 2:30pm “Giving Thanks for 100 years of Volunteers” This is open to all 4-H ers and Volunteers over the years, please spread the word everyone. Tractor Wash We will be hosting another tractor wash in May so if anyone is interested in getting their tractors washed after spring planting give Jane Johnson or Beth Wilson a call. MacMillan’s Order Pick-up The Exchange Club is running a MacMillan’s Fundraiser. Orders can be picked up after 4:00pm on Monday March 25th. Orders have to be picked up that day because we have no storage space to be holding on to any orders. Don’t Miss Opportunities! For more details check out the “Leadership in Action 2013 4-H Ontario Resource Guide” Youth Camps Discovery Days

For youth ages 9-12 Region 3: May 25, 2013 – Millbrook, ON Registration Deadline: May 10. Youth Adventure Camp For youth ages 12-15 August 12-15, 2013 – Peterborough, ON Registration Deadline: July 2 Career Mania For youth ages 14-18 July 22-26, 2013 University of Guelph Registration Deadline: June 10 Ignite Leadership For youth ages 17-21 May 23-26, 2013 – Kettleby, ON Registration Deadline: April 11 Ontario Conferences Dairy Sen$e - May 2-4, 2013 – University of Guelph Registration Deadline: March 21 Equine Sen$e – June 13-15, 2013 – Kemptville College Registration Deadline: May 2, 2013 Sheep & Goat Sen$e – July 11-13 Beef Sen$e – August 8-10 Scholarships (With upcoming deadlines) Angelo and Frank Agro Undergraduate Scholarship Application Deadline: April 15, 2013 Growmark, Inc. 2013 Essay Contest Submission Deadline: May 15, 2013 Ontario Women’s Institute Scholarships Application Deadline: April 1, 2013 Local Clubs to watch for! “Christmas in the

Country” club Will be starting up in the fall! Contact Julie Breznikar and Shari Kerry for details “A Sporting Chance” club Will be starting up soon! Contact Wendy Meek for details Press Report from the Wearable Art Club By Samantha Honey March 9th was the first Wearable Art meeting at the Meeks house. Our meeting started at 10:30 and went to 1:30. Our leader is Wendy Meek and youth leader Kate Johnston. At the beginning of the meeting we elected our officials. President-Sierra Cooper Vice president- Tiffany Meek SecretaryBreyana Beckett TreasureMeghan Taylor Press reporter- Samantha Honey Photographer- Alysha Beckett We did four crafts. We made bags out of pillow cases and decorated them with fabric markers. When also made scarf ’s out of pink shirts by cutting of the bottoms off and stretching it out. Our third craft was making bracelets out of buttons and stretchy string. Our last craft was to use green, yellow, blue and red food coloring and to make all the colors on the color wheel. It was a tricky craft but was finished with amazing results. At the end of the meeting Kirk Meek took a group photo and Sierra Cooper adjured the meeting.

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Careful balance needed in water policies Steady progress is being made on water-use related issues for farmers across Ontario. The latest potential solution is a regulatory proposal to deal with environmental concerns surrounding greenhouse waste water. This has the potential to be a low cost, efficient solution that Ontario agriculture needs to succeed as a major food producer that meet environmental concerns head on. Starting in 2012, the Christian Farmers Federation expressed its support for greenhouse and nursery growers to have a new option available to them in handling wash and waste water through the Nutrient Management Act. Farmers desire more options than the Environmental Compliance Approval approach under the Water Resources Act that is currently required.

The CFFO believes that an outcome oriented, triplebottom line approach to regulations is essential for true stewardship. A number of agricultural organizations have expressed strong concerns regarding the requirement of Environmental Compliance Approvals for greenhouse wastewater. The provincial government responded with a regulatory review. The research conducted so far by the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF) has shown that there is sufficient nutrient value present to merit use under the Nutrient Management Act. A discussion paper has been posted that discusses the positives and negatives of allowing this new use under the Nutrient Management Act.

While this is a good start, there are other regulatory issues related to water that remain outstanding. Storm water collection is not covered, nor is rooftop water. Wash water for vegetable cleaning is also an outstanding concern. Hopefully, progress will continue on these serious concerns. It is encouraging to see that progress is being made on the issue of greenhouse waste water. It is critical that realistic, cost effective solutions are developed on these issues. There is a careful balance that needs to be maintained in order to meet environmental concerns without crippling the industry with regulatory red tape. Agriculture and food production is one of the cornerstones of the Ontario economy and the CFFO believes that the right approach to environmental

FarmSafe forums draw crowds Farmers, students, and farm safety supporters gathered at the University of Guelph earlier this week to take part in FarmSafe Forum, a farm safety workshop held in conjunction with Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (March 10 to 16). Over 50 people took part in the event on Monday, March 11, 2013, which included an on-farm safety inspection workshop as well as speakers and a Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) launch event. Glen Blahey, Agricultural Health and Safety Specialist with the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) engaged attendees in a discussion on how to identify hazards on the farm. “I’m very

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SCUGOG: Scugog Township’s logo will be getting a slightly new on-line look this spring, after councillors approved a slight facelift to the brand this week. A majority of councillors voted in favour of the change proposed by Ward 2 Councillor John Hancock, which will see the ‘G’ and the ‘O’ in Scugog turned green on the township’s web site, an update designed to highlight the township’s environmental leanings and inclusion in the provincial Green Belt, as well as the positive connotations associated with the word ‘go.’ Should the change on the web site catch on, the councillor said the new logo could eventually be expanded to the township’s printed materials such as letterhead and business cards. Although the change was passed by a majority of council, Ward 5 Councillor Howard Danson cautioned prior to the vote that the word ‘go’ in green is most often associated with the government of Ontario. The new logo is expected to go on-line in the near future. Greenbank Airport trucks temporarily re-routed Trucks hauling earth to Greenbank Airport this spring will be taking a temporary detour, after Scugog Council voted to approve an


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Scugog Council recently voted in favour of some slight changes to the logo used by the municipality on its web site - most notably, the ‘G’ and ‘O’ have been turned green to highlight the township’s commitment to the environment as well as inclusion in the provincial Green Belt. altered haulage route during half- significant traffic impacts. load season on Regional roads. After May 1, trucks will return The new route, discussed last to the original route, traveling week by representatives from the north into Scugog and Uxbridge township, airport, Region and along either Brock Rd. or Lakeridge Ministry of Transport (the latter Rd. Mr. Roger said the re-routing two having already approved the will likely take place again during route), will allow trucks destined half-load seasons over the project’s for the Hwy. 47 aviation facility lifespan, estimated by airport manto travel north along Hwy. 12 dur- agement to last between two and ing the remainder of the half-load three years. Approximately 2.5 milseason, which lasts until May 1. lion cubic metres of earth – excavatAccording to a report by Public ed from various sites in the GTA – is Works Director Ian Roger, the expected to be shipped into the site revised route will allow for up to to raise the grade of the property for 100 trucks a day to travel north a proposed runway extension. along Hwy. 12, turning left at Councillors recently voted to Hwy. 47 and left into the airport. extend the airport’s municipal According to the report, the revised site alteration permit for another temporary route will not pose any six months.

Councillors are crying foul DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

UXBRIDGE: When it comes to community events involving the Town Crier, Uxbridge Township will only be covering expenses for those happenings directly linked to the municipality. According to a recent report from Township CAO Ingrid Svelnis, while looking over the expenses related to Town Crier Bill McKee last year, she discovered that a number of

cries were made at events not organized by the township. The cost of cries at events not approved through any township process, including the Fall Fair, Highland Games and Festival of Lights totalled $700 in 2012. In the wake of the report, councillors vowed to only pay for events directly tied to the township, such as the Santa Claus Parade and Canada Day celebrations. “We are responsible

for township events, and that’s what we should be paying for,” commented Regional Councillor Jack Ballinger. Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor agreed, that if the township is paying to have the Town Crier at events, they should be approved by the township beforehand. Councillors would later pass a motion that all town crier events paid for by the municipality must have township approval. “When people are paying to come to events, such as the fair, the cost of the town crier should be borne by those putting on the event,” said Mayor O’Connor.

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Lakefield tames Bruins for COJHL Championship DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

The curtain closed on another season of Bruins hockey at Uxrena on Friday, March 15, when the Lakefield Chiefs won the COJHL Championship in five games. Close to 700 fans turned out for Game 5 in Uxbridge on Friday night as the Bruins looked to rebound from a 5-2 loss Game 4 loss in Lakefield on Tuesday, March 12. Joey ‘Flying V’ Vocino and Matt Allen scored for Uxbridge in the loss. After Lakefield jumped out to an early 2-0 lead behind goals from Jesse Gregory and Nathan Larson, the Bruins found their way late in the period, attacking the Lakefield defence with reckless abandon on a late powerplay. The added sense of urgency failed to produce a goal as Tim “Honey Badger’ Bierema, Vocino and ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Douitsis all had great scoring chances turned aside late in the first. The Chiefs would extend their lead to 3-0 with a powerplay goal just one minute into the middle frame. Keegan Cairns fought through heavy traffic in front of the net to tip in a Justin Bean point shot just before the midway point of the second to put the Bruins on the scoreboard. Later in the second, with Uxbridge enjoying a two-man advantage, Cairns added his second of the night when he jammed in a loose puck at the side of the net to cut the Lakefield lead to a single goal. Allen and Callum Lynch added assists on the powerplay goal. The Chiefs would, however, come back to slip another puck past Bruins netminder Branden Francey with 47 seconds left in the second to take a 4-2 lead into the dressing room after two periods of play. The line of Korey Brand, Bierema and Marco Mastrangelo unleashed a ferocious forecheck on the Chiefs early in the third period, as the Bruins looked to claw their way back into the contest. The Chiefs would remain undeterred, however, as they netted a pair of goals near the midway point of the third to surge to a 6-2 lead over the Bruins. A late goal from Vocino, assisted by Bean would cut into the Chiefs’ lead, but the damage was already done as for the third time in four years, the Bruins

watched another team celebrate a COJHL Cougar Cup Championship on the Uxrena ice as Lakefield skated to a 6-3 victory. Following the game, Bruins Head Coach Dan West was proud of the effort his team put forth this year, as the team rebounded from a fifth place finish a season ago to claim the COJHL’s regular season title. “I don’t think anybody thought we’d be here,” West told The Standard. “I wasn’t asked to win a championship this year, just to repair what had happened a year ago, and we wound up getting the best of both worlds.” With 17 new players on the Bruins’ roster, many were forced to take on major roles early in their junior hockey careers, and West spoke very highly of the camaraderie employed by his team. “All season long, these kids continually surprised us. We won right away, and they bought into the game plan and we were able to really watch them grow and become a family as the season wore on,” West added. With the season now behind them, the Bruins will say goodbye to four over-age players - Mike Ramsey, Lynch, Douitsis and Andy Liboiron - all of whom were key components to the team’s success over the course of the 2012-13 campaign. “Our veteran players were a large part of our successes this year, and we’ll be hard pressed to replace those four graduating players,” said West. Still, the coach is confident that there will be enough of a core of talent remaining to allow the team to ice a winning team again next season. “I’ve never liked the term rebuild. I prefer to go out and reload,” West commented. “And, we’ll go out and get guys to come in and hopefully accomplish what we didn’t this year. We have a great core of returning players who can step into bigger roles next season.” For General Manager Ron Archibald, the season marked a homecoming as he returned to the role after stepping down following the 2008-09 season. Although he noted that it’s difficult to sum up a season just minutes after a difficult playoff loss, Archibald was proud of the commitment to both the team and the Uxbridge community shown by the Bruins’ players.

Bruins foward Joey ‘Flying V’ Vocino gets tangled up with Lakefield Chief’s goalie Zach Wainman during the first period of the Bruins’ 6-3 loss to Lakefield in Uxbridge on Friday, March 15. The Chiefs won the best-ofseven series in five games and will now face-off with the Picton Pirates in DYNAMIC DESIGNS Special to The Standard the provincial quarterfinals. “When we look back at where we started and where this team stood, not just in the league, but in the community as well, we will eventually be able to realize that we all took positive steps to make this team a big part of the fabric of this town, and that’s something we can all be really proud of,” said Archibald. Loose Pucks: - The Chiefs will now move on to square off against the Empire League champion Picton Pirates in the OHA Clarence Schmalz Cup quarterfinals. The COJHL has struggled against the Empire champs in recent years, with Lakefield being the last team to advance to the semi-finals when they defeated the Napanee Raiders in 2007. - The Bruins are expected to announce full details of their 2013 Prospects Camp in the coming weeks. The camp is tentatively scheduled to take place in Uxbridge on Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26. Check out

soon for additional information. - On behalf of The Standard, thank you to all of the Bruins’ staff, players and most importantly fans who make covering the team such a point of pride for this reporter. Have a safe and happy off-season.

Skating carnival in Blackstock SCUGOG: The Blackstock Skating Club will be marking 25 years on the ice this weekend, during the club’s annual skating carnival. The carnival, which will have the theme of ‘Skating Through Time,’ takes place at the Blackstock Arena this Sunday (March 24) at 1 p.m. The arena is located at 3440 Church St. in Blackstock. For more information, visit www.

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Minor Midget Wolves turn heads at OHL Cup DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

Although they failed to advance beyond the round robin portion of the event, the Minor Midget Central Ontario Wolves had a very successful weekend at the recent OHL Cup Tournament in Mississauga. The Wolves were one of the most talked-about teams at the event, which brings together the top minor midget teams from across Ontario and the United States. The Wolves opened tournament play on Tuesday, March 12, with a match-up against the Toronto Junior Canadiens. The Wolves would jump out to a 2-0 lead through two periods of play behind goals from Port Perry’s Jake Bricknell and Uxbridge’s Nick Thomakos. However, the Junior Canadiens would storm back with three goals in the third period, the last coming with just nine seconds remaining to seal a 3-2 victory. The next day, the Wolves would score a 2-1 win over the top-ranked Oakville Rangers that featured the strangest goal of the entire tournament. After the two teams slugged out a scoreless first period, the Rangers took the lead with a powerplay goal just over one minute into the middle frame. However, the Wolves would tie the game late in the second with one of the strangest goals in the history of the OHL Cup. On the play, the Wolves were assessed a delayed penalty causing Oakville to pull their goalie in favour of an extra attacker. In the process of cycling the puck around the Wolves’ zone, a pass slipped by an Oakville defenceman and slid the length of the ice into the empty net. Since he was the last Wolves player to handle the puck, goalie Brett Chandler was credited with the tying goal. Both sides traded scoring chances throughout the third period, until, Port Perry native Lucas Clark scored with just over three minutes remaining to seal a 2-1 win for Central Ontario. Throughout the game, the Wolves were buoyed by tough, physical play by defencemen Thomas Sheedy and Jesse Menzies as well as crisp breakout passes from Brady Baker and Mitch Waldron to keep the potent Oakville offence at bay. On Wednesday, March 14, the Wolves were back on the ice to square off against the Huron Perth Lakers. The Lakers surged to a 3-1 lead at the end of the first period, with Beaverton’s Josh Allan netting the lone goal for the Wolves.

PPMH AGM on April 11 Port Perry Minor Hockey invites all members of the association to their upcoming Annual General Meeting. All existing members (including coaches, parents) and new members are encouraged to attend the event, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, in the meeting room at Scugog Arena, located at 1655 Reach St. Those wishing to attend are asked to review the Constitution available on-line at, for procedures and further information related to our Annual General Meeting. Questions should be sent to prior to Monday, April 1. In other Predator news, the association’s annual banquet will be held on Sunday, April 7 at the Scugog Community Centre.

RUDE AWAKENING: Port Perry’s Lucas Clark sends a Thunder Bay Kings player crashing into the boards during the Central Ontario Wolves’ 5-4 overtime win over Thunder Bay on the morning of Friday, March 15, during OHL Cup play at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard A powerplay goal from Carter Turney, assisted by Allan and Dylan Pollard just over two minutes into the second, brought the Wolves to within a goal. Pollard, an Uxbridge native, would tie the game two minutes later with fellow Uxbridger Brad D’Ornellas chipping in the lone assist. Huron Perth would storm back with two goals early in the third period to take a 5-3 lead. Midway through the third, Pollard’s second goal of the afternoon, assisted by Austin Eastman and Port Perry’s Liam Schweda cut the Lakers’ lead to a single goal. However, that would be as close as the Wolves would get as the Huron Perth goalie made several spectacular saves down the stretch to seal a 5-4 win for the Lakers. Heading into their match-up on Friday, March 15, against the Thunder Bay Kings, the Wolves needed a win to retain their hopes of moving onto the quarterfinals of the tournament. Johnny Corneil opened the scoring for the Wolves with a powerplay goal just past the midway point of the first before Thunder Bay tied the game just over five minutes later. Down two skaters near the end of the first, goalie Jimmy Graham made a number of dazzling saves to keep the Kings’ offence at bay. After an early second period goal gave the Kings a single goal lead, the Wolves would storm back behind goals from Thomakos and D’Ornellas to take a 3-2 lead. However, the Kings would net a powerplay goal late in the second to once again knot the game heading into the third period. With Central Ontario enjoying a two-man advantage just past the midway point of the third, Clark blasted a one-timer to put the Wolves back ahead by a score of 4-3. However, the Kings refused to go away quietly, and tied the game with just over a minute to play. A frantic finish failed to produce a goal, and the game headed into overtime.

The game almost ended just 30 seconds into the extra frame, but a Thunder Bay shot rolled along the goal line before trickling back into the crease. With time winding down in overtime, and both teams needing a win to have any hope of advancing, the Kings pulled their goalie to make one final push for the winning goal. The plan, would however, backfire as Bricknell fired a shot from deep in the Wolves’ zone that ultimately came to rest in the Kings’ net to lift Central Ontario to a dramatic 5-4 win. Following the game against Thunder Bay, numerous Wolves players told The Standard that participating in the prestigious tournament ranks as the top moment in their hockey careers. “Playing against better competition has really raised my game over the course of the season,” Clark said. “This whole OHL Cup experience is definitely my top hockey memory. We were a Cinderella story coming in, and I think proved we belong with the top teams in Ontario.” Team captain Johnny Corneil reflected on the team’s remarkable turnaround from last season when speaking with The Standard post-game. “Coming out of last year with six wins, no one thought we would be here,” the Lindsay native said. “But we really bonded as team over the course of the season, and it is an amazing achievement to be here competing with the other top teams. We had a real ‘us against the world’ mentality, and some of the negativity from those outside our team really just brought us closer, and gave us something to prove.” The Wolves’ hopes of moving on would be dashed later in the day following a pair of Junior Canadien wins. Oakville would ultimately win the OHL Cup Championship with a 5-1 win over the Toronto Marlboros on Sunday, March 17, making the Wolves the lone team to knock off the eventual champions over the course of the tournament.

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Curling Club celebrates Parliament PPMH registration Good food and good fellowship helped make the recent Mike Parliament Appreciation a rollicking, laughter-filled party. There were silent and live auctions with rapid fire Brian Van Camp entertaining a big crowd. Ken Jeffrey and his volunteers did the heavy lifting to guarantee a success. And the extended Parliament family plugged in to make sure it was fun. Irrepressible ice technician Mike was on hand throughout, demonstrating remarkable stamina as he continues to fight his way back to health. Well wishers came from far and near, including curlers from Cannington, Barrie, Uxbridge, and Port Perry, to make sure Mike knows the curling community is on his side. Super League playoff match-ups The end of season banquet has local competitive curlers breaking bread but Sue McKnight’s Kia Lindsay and Mark St. John’s Allen’s Siding are among the contenders sorting out ultimate playoff chances in Deloitte

Super League games. Bill Kennedy’s Renovation rink plays Rob Steele’s Last Rock. Ralph Fairman’s Pineridge Impress awaits a decision in the game pitting Kelly Evans’ Port Perry Sign Shop against Don Beaton’s Gus Brown. Games set for Thursday, March 28 will determine who moves into the Championship Final and which teams will be relegated to the Bronze Medal game on Thursday, April 4. Men’s League winners Second Schedule winners of the Port Perry curling Club’s Monday night men’s league were Mark Howsam’s team of Brian Murphy (vice), Scott Saunders (second) and Kyle Paterson (lead). Howsam led another roster to first schedule victory earlier. Rob Thompson’s team of Martin Buschbeck, Jake Haak and Ken Lavalette topped the Wednesday night

Men’s second schedule. Tim Horton’s Trophy and Colts at Meaford Kathy Brown’s Guelph rink ended Trophy play with a 6-1 record while teams from Rideau and Shelbourne Curling Clubs were in contention (5-2) right to the end. Alison Goring’s Oshawa team of Lisa Hogle, Kelly Evans and Lori McCluskey languished at the bottom of the standings after falling to the Brown juggernaut 9 to 4 in nine ends in their last game. In Tim Horton’s Colts play, also at Meaford last week, Richard Krell’s Kitchener-Waterloo Granite machine built a 7-0 record. Annandale’s Seane Aune had a disappointing week (0-7) falling 9-5 in wrap-up action to Orangeville’s John Sheldon, while K-W’s Krell continued to run opponents out of rocks and prospects by beating Quinte’s Dennis Murray 6-2. In other curling news, you can follow on the OCA web site (Ontcurl. com), Grand Masters Provincial Finals will be played at Thornhill Golf and Country Club.

Time to sign up for Sticks and Stones Another rite of spring just around the seasonal corner is the Sticks and Stones. It’s eight ends of curling and nine holes of golf; an opportunity to deduct your curling score from your golf round. Planned for Canterbury Common course, with a barbecue lunch at the curling club, it’s scheduled for Saturday, April 20. There’s still time to sign up your foursome or enter your name as a golfer-curler looking for a team. King’s Bay curl and dine tradition ends After more than a dozen years of fun and fine food, the King’s Bay annual spring rite at the Port Perry Curling Club has come to an end. Fewer curlers signed on this year and the numbers for dinner fell below the necessary threshold. Indecision and lack of commitment meant the event would be unlikely to break even. Some disappointed residents, like Leaf fans, were heard to mumble, “Maybe next year.”


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Port Perry Minor Hockey recently announced details related to spring registration for the 2013-14 minor hockey season. Spring Registration will run from Monday, April 1 to Wednesday, May 15. Late fees will apply from Thursday, May 16 to Saturday, June 15. All players trying out for Representative teams must be registered prior to tryouts. Players must be registered and have remitted a minimum of $100 towards their registration fees in order to participate in spring try-outs. Starting on April 1, existing members should register on-line via If you have registered on-line before via Hockey Canada, please bring your username and password. In-Person Registration for new members will be held at the Scugog Memorial Public Library in the Group Meeting Room on Tuesday, April 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. New members that have registered and played for any other hockey organization must also complete a residential questionnaire. As well, please bring a copy of your birth certificate(s) if you’re registering for the first time. It will be kept on file by PPMH. Registration is open to players born between 1994 and 2009, with fees ranging from $335 to $595 for house league. Rep teams require additional fees upon team selection. Port Perry Minor Hockey also offers a special Family Rate for those with four of more members of the same family registered to play hockey. Under the guidelines of the family rate, there is no charge for the lowest fee. Those interested in applying for a family rate should contact the Association prior to registering for special instructions. If registering on-line, payment can be made through VISA or MasterCard. In person registration will require a cheque made payable to Port Perry Minor Hockey Association. There will be no cash payments accepted by PPMH for registration. PPMH offers also offers a financial assistance program. Please visit and click on the link under the Registration drop down menu. Representative try-outs are scheduled to begin on Monday, May 6. Please refer to our web site for schedule details and updates. Questions or concerns related to the registration process can be sent by e-mail to

Hockey Scoreboard OMHA Playdowns Finals Best 3 out of 5 *if necessary Minor PeeWee AE Uxbridge vs. Flamborough Flamborough leads 2-0 Gm. 1: Flamborough 5 @ Uxbridge 2 Gm. 2: Flamborough 4 @ Uxbridge 3 OT Gm. 3: Saturday, Mar. 23 3:15 p.m. Uxbridge @ Flamborough *Gm. 4: Sunday, Mar. 24 6 p.m. Uxbridge @ Flamborough Lakeshore League Playdown Finals Novice A Uxbridge vs. Cobourg Gm. 1: Thursday, Mar. 21 6:30 p.m. Uxbridge @ Cobourg Gm. 2: Sunday, Mar. 24 2:15 p.m. Cobourg @ Uxbridge Gm. 3: Tuesday, Mar. 26 6:30 p.m. Uxbridge @ Cobourg Minor PeeWee A Uxbridge vs. Ajax Ajax leads 2-0 Gm. 1: Ajax 4 @ Uxbridge 1 Gm. 2: Uxbridge 1 @ Ajax 2 Gm. 3: Thursday, Mar. 21 6:45 p.m. Ajax @ Uxbridge *Gm. 4: Monday, Mar. 25 6:30 p.m. Uxbridge @ Ajax *Gm. 5: Wednesday, Mar. 27 6:15 p.m. Ajax @ Uxbridge PeeWee A Port Perry vs. Whitby Blue Gm. 1: Port Perry @ Whitby Gm. 2: Thursday, Mar. 21 7:45 p.m. Whitby @ Port Perry Gm. 3: Saturday, Mar. 23 5:45 p.m. Port Perry @ Whitby *Gm. 4: Sunday, Mar. 24 4:30 p.m. Whitby @ Port Perry Minor Midget A Uxbridge vs. Kingston Kngston leads 1-0 Gm. 1: Uxbridge 2 @ Kingston 3 Gm. 2: Saturday, Mar. 23 3 p.m. Kingston @ Uxbridge Gm. 3: Sunday, Mar. 24 3 p.m. Uxbridge @ Kingston

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Durham celebrates World Water Day DURHAM REGION: The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department will be recognizing the 10th annual International World Water Day, March 22, by reminding residents about the value of fresh water. This year’s theme is “Water Co-operation,” which serves as a reminder that water is the foundation for a high quality of life, and communities must work together to protect it. “A clean source of water is vital to so many aspects of our lives; everything we do involves water in some way,” says Cliff Curtis, Commissioner of Works. “Through the

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Michael Woodcock and Danielle Vinette are proud to announce the arrival of their sweet precious gift Jaxon Leo-Michael. Jaxon was born on February 2nd, 2013 at 8:56 a.m. in the New Life Centre at Lakeridge Health Port Perry weighing in at 8 lbs 8.6 ozs. He was welcomed with so much love by his older brother Arin Luke, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A very special thank you to Dr. Ferguson who delivered our bundle of joy as well as all of the staff at the New life Centre. Thank you to everyone who has celebrated with us the birth of our son. We are so overwhelmed with joy and happiness.

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municipal water supply system, Durham residents have constant access to a trustworthy source of clean, safe drinking water—which one in eight people in the world do not have.” The municipal water supply in Durham Region goes through a rigorous purification process. It is screened, treated and filtered to remove impurities, disinfected, and then pumped through the distribution system before being delivered to homes and businesses. It remains one of the most economical services that residents rely on. This year, 2013, is the United Nations’

International Year of Water Co-operation, which focuses on developing sustainable water resources around the world. “Durham Region’s municipal water supply customers are fortunate to have access to clean, safe drinking water delivered in an economical manner 24 hours a day, seven days a week. About 95 per cent of water in our system comes from Lake Ontario, with the rest coming from underground sources and Lake Simcoe,” says John Presta, Director of Environmental Services. “World Water Day is a great reminder to residents and businesses to practise water efficiency and be grateful for the quality of our water supply.” The Region launched Water Efficient Durham, a water efficiency program, in 1996 to encourage the

smart use of water by residents and businesses. Residents can find helpful tips and programs relating to water efficiency at International World Water Day is an annual event that began in 1993, after a recommendation at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). As a result, each year on March 22, people come together to focus their attention on the importance of fresh water and the sustainable management of water resources. For more information, visit For more information on water efficiency in Durham Region, please visit our web site at works, e-mail or call 1-800-372-1102.

DRT ridership up NORTH DURHAM: Durham Region Transit (DRT) concluded 2012 with an increase of 50.3 per cent in conventional ridership since amalgamation of regional transit service in 2006. DRT provided service to10.3 million passengers in 2012, an increase of 5.2 per cent compared to 2011 and an additional 3.45 million annual trips compared to a total of 6.8 million riders in 2006. Recognizing the benefits of PRESTO, the single reloadable fare payment card launched in 2010, passengers used the PRESTO card for 626,000 trips in 2012 compared to 82,000 trips in 2011. Specialized Services for passengers with disabilities assisted over 3,600 clients with an additional 6,270 trips in 2012, an increase of 5.1 per cent compared to 2011 and a 54.2 per cent increase in ridership since 2006. “DRT will continue its commitment to monitor route efficiency and adjust service in response to the needs of Durham Region residents. This strategy has proven to grow ridership and benefit transit users in Durham,” said DRT General Manager Ted Galinis. For map and schedule information visit or call 1-866-247-0055.

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DURHAM REGION: The Regional Municipality of Durham’s Economic Development and Tourism Division is showcasing local attractions and tourist destinations with the 2013 My Durham Desktop program, which is now available for free download. My Durham Desktop is a computer desktop program. Once downloaded (via your Internet connection), the software refreshes your computer desktop image twice weekly with beautiful, seasonal images of Durham Region. Images range from scenic wildlife photography to

the inspired work of local artists. Each captivating image is accompanied by a pop-up window containing information about events and attractions happening in Durham Region that week. Easy to install and compatible with any screen size, the 2013 My Durham Desktop is available to download for free at www. Please note, the approximate file size of the program is 75 megabytes. For additional information, contact Durham Tourism at or 1-800413-0017.

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

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ON TRACK by Irma Afram

ACROSS 1 Exiled Irani 5 “Shoo, kitty!” 9 Jazz genre 14 Use a fruit knife 15 Ceremonial gown for Claudius 16 Grown-up bug 17 Like some movie twins 18 A long way off 19 Bolivian capital 20 Leading by several lengths 23 It may be around a woman’s knees 24 Never before and never again 25 Beginner’s luck beneficiary 27 NBC’s former owner 30 Bee chasers? 32 Young child, affectionately 36 Broadcast’s sound portion 38 Horn of a crescent moon 40 Graceful seabird 41 Is in last place 44 Voting group 45 Follow-the-leader player 46 Sail supports 47 Bank named on a credit card 49 Abnormal respiratory sound 51 Wait’s partner? 52 Area and scatter 54 A good deal 56 “… ___ the land of the free” 59 Needing a photo finish 64 Louisiana backwater 66 Foam at the mouth 67 “It’s ___ a scratch!” 68 “Shaft” composer Hayes 69 Emphatically state 70 Egg-shaped 71 Final frame for a bowler 72 Whale herds 73 Use the touch system

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

DOWN 1 Discharge volcanically 2 To be in possession of 3 Seed jacket 4 “Greetings!” 5 Hitting position 6 Joe holder 7 Jelly for germs 8 Predictive deck 9 Upscale eatery 10 Hatchling from a green egg 11 Composer who had 20 children 12 Shrek is one 13 It’s not as lovely as a tree

21 Undercover, informally 22 Maiden deity of myth 26 Musical drama 27 Synagogue official 28 Bicep exercises 29 Word of parting 31 Prefix with “model” or “star” 33 Panini maker, say 34 Maternally related 35 Without wasted words 37 Arouse, as another’s wrath 39 Deceptive maneuver 42 Nickname for a noncom 43 Correct misspellings, e.g.

48 Harem guard of old 50 Extreme introverts 53 One who’s all skin and bones 55 A nose that certainly shows 56 “In memoriam” item 57 Freedom from concern 58 O’Neal of “Love Story” 60 Bitter brew of Polynesia 61 Covetousness 62 Show appreciation at the theater 63 MacLachlan of “Twin Peaks” 65 Colt morsel

ARIES (March 20-April 19): Happy Birthday Aries! Your energy continues to increase with the Sun in your sign. Think of what you want to work on and create in the year ahead. The spotlight is on you, it’s your time to shine. TAURUS (April 19-May 20): Give yourself time and space to recharge your batteries. You may feel that you need more privacy than usual. Reflect on the past year, think about the things you have learned and what you have accomplished. GEMINI (May 20-June 21): Work with other people to make the world a better place. Get involved with a charitable organization that gives back to the world. Attracted by the unconventional, you are also open to new ideas. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Focus on your career and the outside world. Enjoy your “fifteen minutes of fame”. You could have your photograph printed in the newspaper or come into prominence in some other way. LEO (July 22-Aug. 22): You have much to learn, much to see and much to explore. Take a last minute trip to a distant location. Soak up the sun and enjoy the sea. Get involved in a cause that inspires your ideals. VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 22): This is an excellent time to discuss and negotiate jointly held funds. Make sure you and your partner are on the same page where money is concerned. Avoid being extravagant and wastful.

LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 23): Give your partner special attention and do what you can to enhance the relationship. Make sure you give as much as you receive. Singles could meet a potential partner who is marriage material. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 22): Begin a new business venture, but remember to listen to what other people have to say. Make plans for your career development in the future. Clear up a paperwork backlog. Join a new fitness program. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A love magnet, you could meet someone with whom you form a deep romantic attachment. Married Sagittarians should rekindle the flame in their relationship. Enjoy fun and leisure activities. CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 19): Your home is your foundation, the center from which you gather sustenance and strength to deal with outside world. In some cases, this will involve home repairs. Give your family extra nurturing. AQUARIUS (Jan. 19-Feb. 19): Energetic and eager to get things done, you might sign up for a class or learn about something new. Take the lead in a neighbourhood project. State your opinions in a clear and concise manner. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): What steps can you take to improve your financial situation? Do not be too concerned with material things. Learn to appreciate things than money cannot buy. True security lies within your spirit.

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AT REST POSTHUMUS, Lorraine Elizabeth

Peacefully, at her home in Port Perry, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, March 15, 2013 at age 49. Lorraine (nee Kaemingh), dearly loved wife of Terry Posthumus. Loving mother of Theodore and his wife Laura, Justin, Kara, Nicholas, Karissa, Michael, Lara, Jayme, Elisse and the late Cherie and Ezekiel. Beloved daughter of Henry and Thea Kaemingh. Dear sister of Arnold, Robert, Carolyn, Christine and Cheryl. The family of Lorraine Posthumus received friends at the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, “McDermott-Panabaker Chapel”, 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Monday, March 18th from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. A Service to celebrate her life was held in the Emmanuel Community Church, 1680 Reach Street in Port Perry on Tuesday, March 19th at 11 a.m. Interment Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert. Memories and condolences may be shared at

WILSON, Marjorie

Peacefully, on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry, at age 75. Marjorie (nee Dawson), beloved wife of Paul Wilson of Haliburton. Loving mother of Laurie and her husband Roberto Brilli of Brooklin, and Dean Wilson and his fiancée Melanie Johnston of Brooklin. Loved grandmother of Sarah, Richard, Matthew, Christine, and Jamie. Dear sister of Pamela Cresswell of Oshawa. Marjorie will be missed by her nieces and nephews. Private arrangements entrusted to the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, “McDermott-Panabaker Chapel”, 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905985-2171). If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Alzheimer’s Society of Durham Region. Memories and condolences may be shared at

DONALD Earl Asling - Oct. 26, 1919 - Mar. 16, 2013 - Resting in God’s hands Passed away at Lakeridge Health, Port Perry in his 94th year, Donald Earl Asling was born on his father’s farm in Reach Township, 4 miles from Uxbridge, went to school in Epsom and took over the farm when he married Stella Ryall, of Lindsay, in 1938, who worked as a mother’s helper on a neighbouring farm (74 ½ years). Together they raised 3 children, Dr. Patricia, Faye (Keith Ashton) and Dr. Jerry (Joan Clarke). They became loving and proud grandparents to Richard (Leslie) Julia (Michael) Robert (Allison), James (Colleen) Ashton, Ivan Clarke, Jannette (Michael), Jill (Danny) and Jennifer (Michael) Asling; great-grandparents to Victoria (Anthony), Janell, Sarah and Charlene, Danica, Donovan and Dawson, Eric, Hayley, Carter and Noah, Clara and Anna, and Maeve; great-great-grandparents to Lucy and Tiffany. He was preceded by his parents William and Sarah Alma (Allie) Asling and brother Walter, sister-in-law Hazel. Don farmed all his life but did many other things as well. He served on the Epsom school board and took his turn on the roads. When Pat, and then Jerry, went to college he sold his milking herd and went into beef so he could work at house construction with life friend Gordon Prentice, and then Larry Doble. On his own as “Don the decorator” he painted and redecorated countless homes, apartments and businesses in Uxbridge and area. Meanwhile, he served his church in Epsom as steward, elder, young people’s leader, Sunday School Teacher and Superintendant and sang in the choir. He also acted as Superintendant at Utica and Pine Groves for periods of time. He acted as President of the Uxbridge/Scott Sunday School Association for a number of years and in other capacities. He led the Cub group from Epsom church, formed and coached both hockey and baseball teams for the youth of the community. He took courses and became a lay minister, conducting various types of church services throughout Durham and York for 35 years. He was president of Uxbridge AOTS, a United Church men’s group and also president for York Presbytery men’s council. He enjoyed singing, as a quartet with Ross Evans, Walter Kerry and Orvan Brethour, later the “Millstream Men of Uxbridge”, also serving on the executive; in 1979 he was voted “Barbershopper of the Year”. He was one of the originators of the Epsom “Canadian Food Grains Bank Project” and served 16 years as secretary. After retirement he took up painting and carving of birds and animals, in various media. He compiled a number of books detailing his memories of early farm life and capturing photos of the present until his eyesight deteriorated too much. His last 2 years were spent, with Stella, in the Port Perry Villa but the farm was always in his heart, as he will always be in ours. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Low & Low Funeral Home (23 Main Street South, Uxbridge (905)852-3073) with visitation on Friday March 22, 2013 from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Service to be held Saturday March 23, 2013 at 11am at the Epsom United Church (16350 Marsh Hill Rd, Epsom, ON (905)6401781). Reception at church to follow. Online condolences may be made at LOW AND LOW LIMITED

IN MEMORIAM In loving memory of

Kenneth Lee

who passed away March 14, 2009

Everyday in some small way, Memories of you come my way. Though absent, you are always near, Still missed, loved and always dear. Loved and missed Dolly, Wendy, Don, Brian, Holli, and grandchildren


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We miss you every day Mum. We’ll see you in our dreams. You beauty you. Go Blue Jays!

Love Judy and Jurgen

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In loving memory of John W. Meyers - May 1, 1983 Isly May Meyers - May 30, 1989 Muriel Jean Armstrong - Oct. 12, 2010 Isly May Bolton - Jan. 31, 2004 Mervin John Meyers - Mar. 19, 2008 Malcolm Norrie Armstrong - Sept. 13, 2012 Each time we look at your pictures, There isn’t any doubt You’re so wonderful to think of, But hard to live without. We miss your smiles, Your joking ways. We miss the things You used to say. And when old times We do recall, It’s then we miss you Most of all. Those we love can never be More than a thought apart. For as long as there is memory, They’ll live on in our hearts Loved forever, sadly missed, Your loving family

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New show promises to be the ‘Mame’ attraction The Scugog Choral Society’s production of ‘Mame’ opens tonight at 8 p.m. (March 21) on the Town Hall 1873 stage. Jerry Herman’s much-loved Broadway musical blockbuster features a show full of timeless hits by one of Broadway’s most prolific composers. Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. for March 22, 23,28,30, and April 4,5,6. Two 2 p.m. matinees take place March 30 and April 7. Tickets are $22 for adults and $18 for youth (Group & Eyego rates also available) and are available at the Town Hall 1873 box office, located at 302 Queen St. or by calling 905-985-8181. They may also be purchased on-line at In other Choral Society news, The SCS’ 2013-14 season serves up two musicals that are sheer fun and

Oz The Great and Powerful THU. MAR 21 FRI. MAR. 22 SAT. MAR 23 SUN. MAR 24 MON. MAR 25 TUE. MAR 26 WED. MAR 27

7:00 6:45 1:00 1:00 1:00 6:45 6:45

9:10 6:45 9:10 6:45 6:45


4:00PM 4:00PM

The Croods FRI. MAR. 22 SAT. MAR 23 SUN. MAR 24 MON. MAR 25 TUE. MAR 26 WED. MAR 27

7:00 1:15 1:15 1:15 7:00 7:00

8:55 7:00 8:55 7:00 7:00

THE ‘MAME’ STAGE: The cast was having a ball during a recent rehearsal for the Scugog Choral Society’s new show, ‘Mame’ which opens at Town Hall 1873 in Port Perry on Thursday, March 21 at 8 p.m., and runs until April 7. Tickets are available at the Town Hall 1873 box office, and can also be purchased on-line, at BLAKE WOLFE The Standard clever frivolity, and the group is now looking for choreographers, directors and music directors to get involved. The shows include All Shook Up with performances in November and December, followed by Monty Python’s Spamalot, taking the stage in March and April 2014. Both shows will be making their Durham Region theatrical premieres with SCS. E-mail to submit a resume and request an interview.

Resumes may be submitted until May 1, 2013 with interviews being held May-June. Prospective Directors & Choreographers should be prepared to explain your vision for the show and how they plan to bring that to life on stage. Applications are welcome from individuals or partnerships of creative leaders. Rehearsals for Scugog Choral Society are Sundays 2-6 p.m., Mondays 7-10 p.m. and Wednesday 7-10 p.m. The SCS holds as many rehearsals as possible at Town Hall 1873 but also uses off-site locations in and around Port Perry, depending on how busy the theatre is. Directors must be Happy Easter available to fulfil their from New Song Church. creative obligation to We are new to the neighbourhood. the production and work Visit to fill out a Community with the cast and crew Survey and tell us what you think about Church, through the ENTIRE faith and how we can serve you. rehearsal period up to and including opening performance of the show you are working on. 14460 Simcoe Street, Port Perry

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Local piano students make the grade In the Grade 2 Royal Conservatory of Music piano examination results, Virginia Kane received a mark of 95 per cent - Distinction. Virginia was awarded a scholarship from the Oshawa & District ORMTA Branch for the highest Gr. 2 mark of 2012. Sunderland Lions Music Festival The following piano students participated in the Sunderland Lions Music Festival and were successful in achieving these fine results. Congratulations are extended to all from their teacher Mrs. Paula Copithorn A.MUS. RMT. of Port Perry. Beginner (12 and under): Grace Barrowclough - 90 per cent First Place

Pre –Grade One Class 108A: Lyndsey Canini - 90 per cent First Place Andreas Liebich - 88 per cent second place Pre-Grade One Class 108B: Liam McTague - 88 per cent - First Place Grade One Class 109: Breanna Haines -88 per cent First Place Grade One Class 110A: Nicholas Willmer - 87 per cent Third Place Grade One Class 110B: Luke Spadzinski - 88 per cent Third Place Grade Two Class 112B: Marissa Lombardi - 86 per cent Third Place Samuel Liebich - 84 per cent

Grade Two Class 111: Presley Overgoor - 86 per cent Second Place Grade Two Study: Marissa Lombardi - 84 per cent Presley Overgoor - 84 per cent Grade Three Study: Virginia Kane - 88 per cent First Place Grade Three Class 114: Virginia Kane - 87 per cent Second Place Brendan McTague - 83 per cent Grade Three/Four Canadian: Virginia Kane - 90 per cent First Place Grade Four Class 116: Selena Lombardi - 86 per cent Grade Five Study: Erin McTague - 83 per cent

Changes at Scugog Council for the Arts Eveline Klamt is the new, part-time staff member at the Scugog Council for the Arts. In her role as administrator, she will assist visitors to the Council’s office and art gallery, provide public information, run the office, maintain membership records and be part of the Council’s activities, including the Mayor’s Gala for the Arts fundraiser. A relatively new resident of Scugog, she has had business administration and teaching experience in Canada and overseas, has served several arts organizations as a volunteer and board member, studied art, and in her spare time pursues personal art projects. Gallery show features the artists of the Lake Scugog Studio Tour The Lake Scugog Studio Tour is a popular and longstanding arts event, in which local artists welcome

visitors to their studios one weekend per year. The work of artists participating in this year’s tour, May 4 and 5, will be featured in a month-long gallery preview exhibit at the Scugog Council for the Arts. The gallery show will reflect some of the types of work on the tour which includes painting, jewellery, photography, pottery, fibre arts, glass art, and woodworking. The exhibit opens April 6 and runs Tuesday to Saturday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. until early May. Maps to help plan your own self-guided tour will be available at the SCA gallery during the exhibit. The Scugog Council for the Arts is located at 181 Perry St., Unit G-1, Port Perry. For more information, on the Scugog Council for the Arts, visit www.scugogarts. ca or contact 905 982-2121.

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The Standard Newspaper serves the townships of Scugog, Uxbridge, Brock and area with local news, sports and entertainment.

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