Vol. 10 No. 5
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
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Groundhog Day February 2nd
Day-long symposium fills house
Uxbridge eyes tax hike of 3.77 per cent DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
BLAKE WOLFE The Standard
SCUGOG: Calls by Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner for increased regulation and responsibility for commercial fill by industry and the provincial government were among the viewpoints heard at last week’s Large Scale Commercial Fill Symposium in Port Perry. The day-long event, held jointly between Scugog Township and the Kawartha Conservation Authority at the Scugog Community Centre on Jan. 25, drew a full house of 260 attendees from across southern Ontario, bringing every perspective on the issue together in one room. From politicians and civil servants at all levels of government to community activists and industry members, attendees gathered to discuss a topic that has quickly become among the most prominent issues in southern Ontario’s rural communities. As development of condominiums and transit extensions continues in places like downtown Toronto, the excavated soil is often trucked out to countryside dump spots, creating a financial windfall for property owners willing to collect urban dirt and raising numerous environmental and quality of life issues for involved municipalities. The day began fittingly with a recap by Scugog CAO Bev Hendry of the commercial fill issue in Scugog Township, which began in 2010 with the purchase of a Lakeridge Rd. property by Earthworx Industries that eventually became a contested commercial fill site, resulting in a protracted legal battle between the business and the municipality. A 2011 provincial court decision ultimately ruled in favour of the township, when judges turned down Earthworx’s defense of federal aviation legislation (the company
THE CANINE EXPRESS: Sheryl Bunting and 18-month old Garnet try a dog sled ride with Dan Owen of Windrift Kennels, one of the many activities at last weekend’s Cannington Dog Sled Races. BLAKE WOLFE The Standard contended it was constructing an airport) trumping municipal site alteration bylaws. The lessons learned in that scenario, said Ms. Hendry, have been applied by the township in its dealings with the new owners of the Greenbank Airport, who, in 2012, suddenly announced an expansion plan that would require 2.5 million cubic metres of soil, to be trucked into the Hwy. 47 aviation facility over the next two years to raise the grade of the property. A municipal permit for that project was approved last fall, following numerous public meetings and discussions between the township and airport
owners over the preceding months. “We learned a lot (from Earthworx),” said Ms. Hendry. “First, we realized that there is no government agency in charge of managing fill. We also learned to trust our gut –if you ever have a situation where someone plays the airport card and hangs a windsock, separate the airport from the fill…. The court decision for Earthworx gave us confidence to deal with this – that fill was in the jurisdiction of the township. This story is not finished yet, but the lessons we’ve learned have turned our role from reactionary to acting first.” TURN TO PAGE 23
UXBRIDGE: After months of number crunching, Uxbridge Council put the finishing touches on the 2013 municipal budget on Monday, Jan. 28, with a tentative 3.77 per cent increase to the municipal portion of the tax bill. The funding is broken down into a 2.77 per cent increase in the operating/capital projects budget, plus an additional one per cent set aside for the new fire hall, which is expected to be operational by 2014. This coming year marks the final year of the additional one per cent increase to offset the construction costs of the new fire hall, which is expected to be constructed on Brock St., just west of Quaker Village Dr. For the average Uxbridge residence, with an assessed value of $400,000, the increase amounts to an extra $40.15 per household for the year. “It came down to essentially an increase of 2.77 per cent with an extra one per cent added for the final year of fire hall funding,” explained Finance Committee Chair Pat Molloy, who also serves as councillor for Ward 2. The final approval of the municipal budget is expected to take place at Council’s meeting on the morning of Monday, Feb. 11. Although the township has allocated $9,603,482 in spending for the next year, Councillor Molloy added that the budget is in large part, a financial framework for the township. “This is a budget, and it’s not necessarily cast in stone,” explained Councillor Molloy. “It’s a framework we’re going to work with, although the nickels and dimes may change as the year goes on.” TURN TO PAGE 11
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PA Day (February 15th)and Family Day (February 18th) Activities visit www.scugog.ca for details. Meetings, Proclamations and Appointments Council / Committee Meeting Schedule February 4th
• Education & Training Session for Council – 10:00 a.m. • General Purpose & Administration Meeting – 1:30 p.m.
• General Purpose & Administration Meeting – 3:00 p.m. • Council – 6:30 p.m.
• *Port Perry BIA – Annual General Meeting – 6:00 p.m. *Meeting with be held at Jester’s Court to RSVP email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-985-4971.
Notice of an Education and Training Session – February 4th
An Education and Training Session has been called for Monday, February 4, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers. Mr. Steve Rohacek, Vice President, Business Development & Lending at Infrastructure Ontario will be making a presentation on Private, Public Partnerships (P3s).
2013 Township of Scugog Budget Schedule February 11th
• Township of Scugog 2013 Final Budget to a special General Purpose & Administration Meeting (3:00 p.m.) and subsequently to the Council meeting (6:30 p.m.) that evening. The meetings noted above are open to the public and will be held at the Municipal Office (181 Perry St., Port Perry) unless noted differently.
Proclamations for the month of January • Rotary Awareness Month – January
PUBLIC NOTICES 2013 Draft Operating & Capital Budget
The 2013 draft budget documents are available to view on the Township website – www.scugog.ca. All Comments and/or suggestions are welcome via email to 2013BudgetComments@scugog.ca or by mail to: 2013 Pre-Budget Comments, Township of Scugog 181 Perry Street, PO Box 780. Port Perry, ON L9L 1A7.
Public Notice - Road Allowance
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Section 34 of the Municipal Act, S.O. 2001, c.25, that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Scugog proposes to enact a By-Law at a Council Meeting to be held Monday, February 11, 2013 at 6:30 p.m., to permanently close with the intent to convey to the abutting property owner, the following described road allowance: PIN 26782-0403(LT) – Hurd Street, Plan H50025 North of Barber Street, Plan H50025; Scugog, Regional Municipality of Durham Further Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Township of Scugog at its meeting held on December 10, 2012 declared the aforementioned road allowance to be surplus to the needs of the Municipality. A copy of Staff Report OPS-2012-46-GP&A and the plan showing the location of the subject road allowance may be viewed in the Office of the Clerk, 181 Perry St., Port Perry. Dated this 7th day of January, 2013. Kim Coates, A.M.C.T. Municipal Clerk 905-985-7346, ext. 119 e-mail: email@example.com
Please remember that between December 1st and April 1st parking is PROHIBITED on any street in the Township between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Vehicles are subject to ticketing and towing should they be found interfering with snow plowing operations. Please do not park on the streets as it makes plowing operations difficult and ineffective.
Bridge Closure - Scugog Line 8 - Important Notice
Scugog Line 8 from Highway 7/12 to Old Simcoe Road will be closed (effective immediately) for bridge repair until further notice. For information please contact the Township of Scugog Public Works Department at 905-985-7346 x112 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
PUBLIC NOTICES 2013 Burn Permits Available
Burn Permits available at the Township of Scugog Fire Administration (30 Crandell Street, Port Perry). The annual permit costs $25.00. Permits are issued to property owners only – tenants or workers must bring written, signed authorization from property owner. The Township of Scugog Fire Department wishes to remind all residents that a burn permit must be obtained prior to burning. For a complete list of all restrictions and requirements for burning within the Municipality, please visit our website www.scugog.ca or call Fire Administration at 905-985-2384. A pamphlet entitled “Open Air Burning – What You Need to Know” is also available at Fire Administration (30 Crandell Street) and at the Township Office (181 Perry Street).
Recreation PA Day – February 15th
PA Day fun at the Scugog Arena Jr. Youth Shinny: 11-11:40 am, Sr. Youth Shinny: 11:4512:25 pm and Public Skating from 1-2:20 pm.
Family Fun Day – February 18th
Join us at the Scugog Arena from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm for free activities (face painting, games, crafts & more) and afterwards grab your skates and go public skating for only $3.50/person. For more information on any of the above programs, or events please contact Shawna at 905.985.8698 ext. 101 or email email@example.com.
Register Now For Winter Programs! Wee Wigglers: 4-36 months Sports of all Sorts: 6-12 years Girls’ Club: 6-12 years Badminton: 18+ years Birthday Parties: 4-12 years (booking up fast!) For more information or to register your child(ren) please call Shawna at 905.985.8698 ext. 101 or emails firstname.lastname@example.org
EVENTS “They Went to War” Port Perry’s Military Past Exhibit at the Scugog Heritage Centre & Archives
The men and women of the Township of Scugog have had to suffer through many military conflicts from the Fenian raids of the late 1860s, through the Boer War, World War I and II, right through to the present day. Using photos and artifacts belonging to local people we will tell the stories of who those people were and how those difficult times affected lives here at home and abroad. The exhibit will be on display at the Scugog Shores Heritage Centre until February 18, 2013 (2nd floor of the Scugog Arena) at 1655 Reach Street, Port Perry. Regular hours are Tuesday – Sunday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for Students and Seniors, $2.00 Children 5-12.
Thurs., Jan. 31, 2013
EVENTS 1:00-3:00 pm for a lecture with Don Wilcox on “Port Perry versus the Fenians” in conjunction with our current exhibit on the military history of Port Perry residents. Sunday’s lecture is $5.00 per person, or half price with antique show admission.
Luncheon with Mayor Mercier – February 7th
The Scugog Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Luncheon with the Mayor on February 7th. Reservations are required contact the Scugog Chamber of Commerce for details at 905-985-4971 or email email@example.com.
Winterfest – February 10th
Come out to Cartwright Fields in Nestleton on Sunday, February 10th between 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. for Winterfest. Activities include Snowman Building Contest, Ice Skating and Hockey, Bake Sale, Chili Cook-off and more. Admission is $2.00 for details visit www.cartwrightfields.ca.
Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy Chinese New Year! Sunday, February 10th:
Join us from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Heritage Centre and Archives, 2nd floor of the Arena, for a children’s program full of crafts, snacks and games to ring in the Year of the Snake in the Chinese zodiac. Cost will be $10.00 per child, pre-registration is required by calling 905-985-8698 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Day – Monday, February 18th
Looking for something to do with the kids on Family Day? Join us at the Heritage Centre for Free Admission, crafts, games and storytimes from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Explore our permanent, hands-on, kid-friendly First Nations exhibit and get a last chance to view the temporary exhibit “They Went to War: Port Perry’s Military Past”. You will also get a sneak peak at our upcoming exhibit “The Arts of China” on loan from the Royal Ontario Museum.
Winter Wetland Snowshoe – February 18th
The Friends of Nonquon invite you to join them for a free snowshoe hike at the Nonquon Environmental Education Centre on Family Day – Monday, February 18th at 9:30 a.m. Register at email@example.com or call 905-985-8351.
Feb Fest – February 23rd
Port Perry Feb Fest will take place on Saturday, February 23rd events include: Polar Plunge, Soup for Thought, Entertainment, Winter Games and more. Polar Plunge The day begins with the 6th Annual Hospital Auxiliary Polar Plunge. For Polar Plunge registration and information contact Mary Jane 905-985-6002 or Ruth at 905-985-6232. Soup for Thought Soup-a-thon at the Latcham Centre from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Try a variety of home-made soups by local groups and businesses – you will be able to vote for your favourite. Winter Games & Demonstrations At the gazebo in Palmer Park from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Try your hand at spinning wool, old fashion wood cutting, snow snakes and more. For more details visit www.discoverportperry.ca.
16th Annual Port Perry Winter Antique Show – February 2nd & 3rd
The 16th Annual Port Perry Winter Antique Show features over 25 dealers selling antique furniture, glass, jewelry, paper, china, books, nostalgia & retro. Show held at the Scugog Community Centre (1655 Reach St. Port Perry) beside the arena. Saturday, February 2nd from 10:00 am-4:30 pm and Sunday, February 3rd 10:00 am -4:00 pm. Admission is $4 - good for both days. Lunch available.
Visit the Heritage Centre and Archives
Enjoy free admission to the Heritage Centre and Archives on February 2nd and 3rd with admission to the Lake Scugog Historical Society Antique Show and Sale at the Scugog Community Recreation Centre. Join us upstairs on Saturday from 2:00-3:00 pm to meet with Nancy Chalut, antique furniture restoration specialist, and on Sunday
Municipal Offices 181 Perry Street, PO Box 780 Port Perry, ON, L9L 1A7 Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m Phone: 905-985-7346 / Fax: 905-985-9914 After Hours Township Road Issues: 905-434-2173 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.scugog.ca
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Durham seeks Local woman injured in crash Brock rep. for DEAC board BROCK: The Regional Municipality of Durham is seeking an individual from the Township of Brock to serve as a member of the Durham Environmental Advisory Committee (DEAC). DEAC is a volunteer advisory committee that provides advice to the Regional Planning and Economic Development Committee and Durham Regional Council on environmental planning matters, while also being involved with awareness and outreach activities. Qualified candidates, from the Township of Brock, must have knowledge of environmental issues and an interest in protecting and enhancing the regions environment. The appointed member will be expected to attend an evening meeting, once a month, at The Regional Municipality of Durham Headquarters, located at 605 Rossland Rd. E. in Whitby. Interested individuals are asked to submit a letter of interest, along with a resume by February 22. Durham Regional Council will choose the candidate in March/ April. Submissions should be sent by e-mail to deac@ durham.ca or mailed to: A.L. Georgieff, Commissioner of Planning and Economic Development The Regional Municipality of Durham Planning and Economic Development Department - 4th Floor 605 Rossland Rd. E., P.O. Box 623 Whitby, ON L1N 6A3 DEAC is composed of 17 members, including: 13 citizens; one post-secondary student; two youth members; and a representative of the Regional Planning and Economic Development Committee. Additional information regarding DEAC is available on the Region of Durhamâ€™s web site at www.durham.ca/deac or by contacting the Planning and Economic Development Department at email@example.com.
Groundhog Day February 2nd OPEN HOUSE Sunday March 25th 1-4pm 68 Ambleside, Port Perry
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RESCUE CREWS AT WORK: The intersection of Shirley Rd. and Simcoe St. was the scene of this twovehicle collision on Wednesday, Jan. 23. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard SCUGOG: A 31-year-old Port Perry woman was rushed to hospital with serious injuries last Wednesday (Jan. 23) afternoon, following a two-vehicle collision south of Port Perry. North Division officers responded to the collision at the intersection of Simcoe St. and Shirley Rd. at approximately 12:22 p.m. that day. According to police, a grey Pontiac, driven by the 31-year-old woman, was westbound on Shirley Rd., making a left turn onto Simcoe St., when it collided with a northbound black Ford pick-up truck, driven by an 84-year-old Little Britain man. Police said the woman sustained serious life-threatening injuries and was transported to Lakeridge Health Port Perry. She was later airlifted to a Toronto-area hospital, where she remains hospitalized. The 84-year-old
man was transported to hospital and later released with minor injuries. 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 have determined that road and weather conditions were favorable at the time of the collision. Anyone with new information about this incident or who may have witnessed the collision is asked to call D/ Cst. Todd Gribbons of the Traffic Services Branch at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5225. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or on-line at www. durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.
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RBC BANKS ON UNITED WAY: The Port Perry branch of the Royal Bank of Canada recently made a donation of $28,000 to United Way’s Port Perry division, an amount raised through various undertakings including payroll deductions, book and bake sales and more. Pictured here are Cheryl Manikas of the United Way (second from left) along with RBC’s Mandy Enright, Jane Gilbert, Cindy Vaughn, Dawn BLAKE WOLFE The Standard Goreski and Anne Kenny.
Update report on Island hotel project BLAKE WOLFE The Standard
SCUGOG: Work on a proposed Scugog Island hotel and resort is moving ahead slowly, with the developer not ruling out the possibility of just building a single hotel on the property depending on market demand at the time of construction. Scugog councillors approved a staff report this week supporting a Regional Official Plan amendment to change the zoning of the Portview Rd. development, which could see an 80-unit hotel and 150-unit townhouse resort constructed along the shores of Lake Scugog northeast of the Hwy. 7A causeway. The project, which is still in the approval stage, was originally proposed to a former council in late 2005. According to Scugog planning consultant Jim Dyment, another required amendment to the township’s new Official Plan centres around the amount of water that the proposed development would use – 172,000 litres daily – which exceeds the OP’s current water use capacity of 4,500 litres for such developments, a condition that came into effect after the project’s initial proposal. Mr. Dyment added that the project could potentially generate up to $42,500 in annual property taxes for the township. The issue of the project’s impact on neighbouring wells has been a concern of nearby residents since the development was initially proposed. Gary Hendy of Genivar and Lino Trombino of the Region of Durham, both of whom were in attendance at the Jan. 28 meeting, said that the development’s water use would not impact local wells due to the site’s use of water from a deeper aquifer than that used by dug wells, as demonstrated in recent tests. However, Mr. Dyment recommended that the project be built in stages so as to monitor any potential effects on local wells. Should any problems arise once the development is finished, Mr. Dyment recommended that the township take a similar approach to that of golf courses – by putting the responsibility of supplying water in the event of an interruption on the property owner. “Staff opinion is that we should phase in this development so that we can track how much water is being used and monitor the impacts on neighbouring wells,” said Mr. Dyment. However, the ultimate appearance of the development is yet to be determined, according to architect Peter Favot. The statement drew some concern from Ward 5 Councillor Howard Danson over what exactly council was being asked to approve, as well as the necessity of phasing
in a project for water monitoring purposes when studies imply that enough water will be available for the site. Mr. Dyment replied that the report was simply to support the zoning change to get the project moving ahead, while township Planning Director Don Gordon explained that the phasing recommendation was due to both market demand and “pragmatic planning” to address any potential water supply issues that may arise. “We won’t know the amount of units until we know the demand,” said Mr. Favot. “We will do a marketing study for hotel and residential portions as we move forward. It will be a costly analysis and one that will take time. We may start with 80 units and then the economy could change drastically. We may phase it in, or may even just build a hotel. We may end up with just a hotel on the site. And until we get more approvals, we can’t go to a hotel chain and say we’re going with them.” 4 River Street, Seagrave •
I am told that one should always be open to trying new things. I don’t like new things! As I age, I find that (like my old man before me) I am developing a deep seated mistrust of new things. I have even been on the verge of actually saying “new fangled” on at least a couple of occasions. Holy jeez!!! This from the guy who once wore hippy beads and moccasins and wanted to overthrow “the man.” Well, that’s what happens when you go from wanting to overthrow the man to being the man, eh? Now, I like things nice and simple. Change is viewed with slightly veiled contempt or even fear... but at least distrust! So it was with more than a little trepidation I went, a few months ago, for my very first ever pedicure. You heard me... the foot thing. I was sure that whatever small part of my male ego would slip away with the bath water, as it were. When Red announced that she had booked me one and I would like it, I smiled weakly and allowed as how I’d “give it a try.” Geez, a pedicure? What real man would let a very small lady do things to their feet and... God help me... possibly paint something on them. Well, that’s not how it worked and after the experience I actually had the nerve to tell a few guys about it and, much to my surprise, the reaction was not what I expected. “Sure, I’ve had them, aren’t they great?” was the response from more than a few of my friends. And, in fact, it was kind of great! Now the ole budget is pretty tight lately and the vacation budget is non-existent, so when we had the chance to get away, even if only overnight, last weekend I was all for it, sort of. Some quiet time. And a visit to a spa. A spa? What? A place where women go to be revitalized and reworked and who knows what all? Visions of mud-packs raced through my head! I could feel the “new things” warning bells going off in my head... which can be a pretty echoey place at times! 905-985-8962 But, off I went. And it was hot pools followed by cold pools (didn’t quite get into that) followed by Eucalyptus steam rooms and saunas, well... it was great. A whole new experience that left me wanting a hot-tub pretty badly. And the presence of a lot of guys my age or older at this wonderland in the midst of winter didn’t hurt either. Another ‘new thing’ I’d do again in a second. And, while my “crusty ole’ curmudgeon” status is in no immediate danger, I am getting used to trying a few ‘new things.’ Heck, I might even consider having my colours done.... but no acupuncture and bikini waxes are out!!!
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NORTH DURHAM February St. John Ambulance Courses for February 2013 now available. For more info: www.sja.ca; Kawartha Branch, 705-324-9894 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; Durham Region, 905-434-7800 or e-mail email@example.com. Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3 St. John Ambulance Used Book Sale, 8 a.m. until noon at Victoria Park Armoury, Lindsay. Please donate your used books in good condition! Please no encyclopedias or Reader Digest compilations. For more info or to arrange book drop off, call 705-324-9894 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. - Lake Scugog Historical Society’s Antique Sale, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Scugog Arena. Free admission will be offered to the Heritage Centre throughout the show with proof of admittance. Sunday, February 3 Winter Lecture Series with Donald Willcock, 1 to 3 p.m. at The Scugog Shores Heritage Centre. Topic will be ‘Port Perry versus the Fenians’. Saturday, February 9 Precious Valentines Dance, 8 p.m. to midnight at Mill Run Golf Club. Cost is $40 per person. Live Music and DJ. Chance to win a romantic trip for two to the Caribbean.Full details and ticket orders at www.preciousminds.com. Tickets also available at Blue Heron Books and Mill Run Golf Club. - Chili Cook-off at Community Pentecostal Church (Hwy 12 and 48, south of Beaverton), 5:30 p.m. Join us for a great evening of entertainment with the Soggy Bottom Boys, great chili, awards, and lots of fun. No charge, but donations are appreciated. Contact 705426-5673 or email@example.com to register for cookoff or to let us know you’re attending! Sunday, February 10 Cannington Historical Society General Meeting, 2 p.m. at the Seniors Centre, 21 Ann St. N., Cannington. Program will be the popular ‘Show and Tell / Bring an Ancestor’ feature. - Scugog Shores Heritage Centre Chinese New Year party for children, 1 to 3 p.m., in celebration of their upcoming exhibit, the ‘Arts of China,’ on loan from the Royal Ontario Museum. Cost is only $10 per child, preregistration is required. Please call 905-985-8698 ext. 103 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Tuesday, February 12 Annual Shrove/Fat Tuesday at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 59 Toronto St. S., Uxbridge. Continuous serving from 6:15 p.m. in the Lower Hall. Join us for yummy pancake and sausage dinner. Adults are $7, children (age 5-12) are $4, pre-schoolers are FREE, and family rate is $16. Proceeds to our Church and Outreach Programs. Tickets available following 10:30 a.m. Sunday services, or at the door, or phone at 905-852-7016. Friday, February 15 Durham West 4-H 2013 Exchange Fundraiser Roast Beef Valentine Dinner at Utica Hall, with sittings at: 4:30, 6, and 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per person. RSVP with Jane Johnson at 905-985-1672.
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Welcome home to Paul and Dianne Cooke who had a wonderful vacation in the sunny Bahamas. Congratulations to Geoff Luke and Jenniffer de Jesus who were married on January 12 in the Phillipines. Geoff’s parents, Bruce and Gwen, and his sister Kris and her husband Paul, joined them for the celebrations. Sympathy from the community goes out to the families and friends of Jean Dosser of Seagrave and Glenn Preston of Lindsay. Attention all youth, aged 12 to 16 — there will be a movie night at the church at 7 p.m. Movie is rated PG13. Popcorn and refreshments will be served. Please e-mail wjhudgins@ gmail.com to confirm attendance. Please remember to bring your Bible to Bible Study on February 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the church. Discussion will be on the first to third chapters of Genesis and pro’s and con’s of the Lord’s Prayer in school. The Seagrave Men’s Group will have their annual Valentine’s Breakfast on February 9 at 9 a.m. This event is well attended, please call Rick McAskill for reservations at 905-985-
8383. Cost is $10 at the door. Crockpot dishes and fruit crisps are the menu for Out to Lunch on February 12 at noon. For reservations, please call Donna Wanamaker at 905-985-8350 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you require a ride, please call Don at 705-357-3871. Cost is $7 per person and a non-perishable item for the Scugog Food Bank. Rick McAskill and Barb Martyn were greeters this Sunday. A new greeters list is available at the back of the church. A questionnaire survey is being conducted to give us ideas as to ways that we can attract more families to help keep out church alive and vibrant. Please contact Barb at 905-9858383 or email@example.com if you have any suggestions. We were honoured to have Erika Phillips from Greenbank providing the ministry of music for us. Rev. Paul’s message was on the life of St. Joseph. Prayers for better health go out to Don Real and to all others who are feeling unwell. Please forward any news items to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The Prince Albert UCW will meet in the Fellowship Room on Wednesday, February 13 at 1 p.m. Please remember to bring in your soup labels, stamps, pop tops and glasses. A joint Port Perry/Prince Albert event will be held at Port Perry on Saturday, February 9 at 5 p.m. Enjoy potluck finger food, dessert and a talent show. Scugog Christian School will be holding an Open House and Kindergarten Registration on Thursday, January 31, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. The 1st Annual Potluck Supper begins at 5:45 p.m., followed by a movie on the big screen at 6:45 p.m. Prince Albert School Community Council will meet on Tuesday, February 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the school library. The Thursday evening euchre winners at the community center were: John Franssen, Rick Fink, Earla Stanfield, Dorreen Bainbridge, Heidi Kreig and Deanna Stanfield.
Greeters at Epsom church for the month of February are Keith and Faye Ashton, Den and Judy Collins and girls. On February 10 after church services, the UCW will be selling sugar cookies. Elva Kerry is looking for your Zehrs tapes for the church. Please bring them to her as soon as possible. There will be a community card party on February 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Epsom church. Everyone is welcome to come out to enjoy an evening of cards, fellowship and refreshments. There will be a 4-H Exchange Club Beef Supper on Friday, February 15, with sittings at 4:30, 6 and 7:30 p.m. at Utica Hall. This is a fundraiser for the exchange club who will be going on an exchange this summer. Prices are $15 per person, or $50 per family. Congratulations to Austin Evans who became a big brother to Chase John Scott last Friday, January 25. Proud parents are Scott and Christy Evans.
The Wednesday evening Anthony Holt Memorial Concert a great success, generating a sizable sum for the Scholarship Fund; Carolyn Hicken is deeply involved. The Knitting Group met on Wednesday in deference to Thursday being the UCW annual. A delicious lunch was followed by election of officers and a worship period. My personal thanks to all these ladies who give so generously of their time and talents to this organization! All ladies of the church and community are welcome to come to our meetings, on the fourth Thursday of each month. Our first job is cooking and serving at the Soupers lunch at the St. Andrew Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, February 6. Our annual Pancake Supper will be held on February 12, Shrove Tuesday, 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Sandford
Hall. We would appreciate donations of dessert - cakes, cookies, squares - as well as volunteers to help set up and serve that morning and evening. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 6 to 12, and children under age 6 are free. Church was cancelled at Zephyr on Sunday but we had a good congregation at Sandford. Rev. Diane’s “young at heart” message described a “mission statement” and carried that theme in her message about Jesus’ mission statement, taken from his reading in the temple. The Sunday school children are learning about the life of Jesus as a child in a Hebrew community. The newsletter has been produced and will be delivered shortly. Thanks Dwight! A joint congregational service will be on Sunday, February 10, with Rev. Don Bell bringing the message at 11 a.m.
(Sandford, Rev. Diane will be on study leave). Monday, February 11 will be Sandford Council meeting. February 17 is the first Sunday in Lent; communion is served. Following the service, the Zephyr congregation holds their annual general meeting; the Official Board will meet on Monday evening. Several from the community attended the Robbie Burns supper in Uxbridge. Scott Central children are involved in ‘The Forest Reading Programme’ where each student will read 10 books, at their class level. Sounds great! Grade 8 students had their photos taken on January 28. For ‘Page Turners,’ a book club at Zephyr library, contact Anne Godbehere. Also investigate co-op story time for pre-schoolers and girls knitting.
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A walk to the arena will keep you very entertained - our young people are into hockey playoffs and there is oodles of excitement! The Novice team will play at Woodville this Friday, February 1 at 6 p.m., and at Sunderland on Tuesday, February 5 at 7 p.m. The Atoms play at Manvers on Saturday, February 2 at noon., and then at Cannington on Sunday, February 3 at 6 p.m. The PeeWees won their first game against Millbrook on Sunday, January 27 with a score of 6-0. This Saturday, February 2, they play here in town at 4 p.m. They will then play at Millbrook on Monday, February 4 at 6 p.m. The Bantams have won one and lost one to Manvers, and now play at Beaverton this Saturday, February 2 at 7 p.m. The Midgets play at Manvers this Sunday, February 3 at 8:30 p.m., and then back to Sunderland on Tuesday, February 5 at 8:30 p.m. Coming up is the Sunderland Lions Music Festival, from February 10 to 23, with many of our young people coming out to show their great talents! St. Andrew’s United Church is having its 2nd annual Dinner for Ladies Only on Saturday, February 16 at 6 p.m. The theme is ‘Saddlebag Saloon!’ The men prepare, serve the meal, provide the entertainment and then clean up afterward. As you can imagine, all of this was great fun. The tickets are only $20, and 50-some tickets are gone already.
Tickets for the Spaghetti Supper on Sunday, February 10 at the church are available by calling 905-985-2006 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children age 12 and under, or $25 for a family of four. There will be two sittings at 5 and 6:30 p.m., so please order in advance. Proceeds go to Greenbank Mission Team’s Guatemalan Mission in the fall of 2013 with ‘Loving Arms.’ On Sunday, greeters were Susan and Peter Duivesteyn. Happy birthday wishes to Joel Smidt and Audrey Murdock, (Deb Ward’s Mom) were extended. Pauline Reed shared excerpts from a letter from Japan, giving a Mission and Service update. Music ministry guests were Erica Phillips
singing ‘I Hope You Dance’ and her daughter Kara singing ‘Wind Beneath My Wings.’ Senior Choir practice resumes on January 31 at 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday, February 6, the two UCW units meet at the church at their usual times - 1:30 p.m. for the Fidelis unit, and 7:30 p.m. for the Evening unit. Newcomers are most welcome. The joint Official Board meets at Greenbank on February 26 for Seagrave-Greenbank Pastoral Charge. Both churches will hold their annual meetings prior to the above date. A good recovery to better health is wished for Eleanor Crawford who underwent surgery on January 23 and is in Port Perry Hospital at the time of this writing.
Caesarea Nestleton Euchre Scores for Thursday, January 24 were as follows: high scores – 1) V. Priebe, 2) L. Edgerton, 3) B. Sheehey, 4) B. Churchill, 5) J. Bradbury, 6) L. Carver, 7) L. Zych; most lone hands L. Edgerton; and low score – P. Booth. There were eight tables of players enjoying the night of cards. See you all this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Blackstock & District Lions Club Our members send their condolences to the Oshawa West Lions Club in memory of Lion Nora Carey whose funeral is this weekend, and as well to the Coboconk Lions in memory of Lion Pauline Barber. Over the next two years our Lions District A-16 is supporting Multiple District A’s fundraising efforts for the Ophthalmology Redevelopment Project at Sick Children’s Hospital. The existing 14 examination rooms at Sick Kids will be increased to 17, with updated equipment in all rooms. Further, infant imaging procedures will be enhanced by our efforts. A recognition package is being developed to show our sponsorship of the Lions Clubs of Multiple District ‘A’ Ophthalmology Clinic.
The Fair Board annual meeting was held on Wednesday evening at the recreation centre. Linda Arbuckle, Past President, welcomed everyone and asked Glenn Larmer to say Grace. After a delicious potluck dinner, Bill Tomlinson, District 4 Agriculture Director, brought greetings, as did Mayor Mercier. President Joan Swain thanked the council members for their attendance. Dennis Yellowlees announced the winners of the Field Crop Competition. Soya bean winners were Mark Graham, Jim Byers and Bob Swain. Corn winners, sponsored by Wrights Feeds N Needs, were Mark Graham, Luke and Jenny Carnaghan, and Youngfield Farms. Overall winners were Mark Graham, who was presented with the Hall Trophy, Jim Byers, and Bob Swain. Joan and Harvey Graham
showed some slides of past fairs indicating some of the varied attractions over the years. Vic Roberts gave a demonstration of his clowning. He made each of the ladies a balloon flower. Joan Swain thanked all of the volunteers. The new executive will be Joan Swain, President; John Goslin, Vice President; Brenda Jones, Homecraft President; and Janice Beechey was appointed SecretaryTreasurer. Lawrence VanCamp proposed a special vote of thanks to Janice to which everyone agreed. Tickets are available from Janice for the fundraiser – Claidmur and Friends Concert on Sunday, February 24 at 1:30 p.m. John Goslin concluded the meeting with a very thoughtful reading on changes in fairs over the past years. On Friday, February 8,
Marlene Barkey and Dave Elliot are presenting ‘Sites and Tastes of China.’ If you would like to attend, contact Marlene or Kelly Gatchell. Tickets are $7. On Sunday, February 10, the Choir Dinner will be held at the United church. Tickets are $15 and available from any choir member. The St. John’s Pancake Supper will be held on Shrove Tuesday, February 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 each, $3 for children ages 6-12, or $20 for a family of five. If you are a follower of curling, the upcoming Ontario Finals will be of local interest. Robert Larmer will be playing lead for the Ferris team at the Tankard, which is hosted by the Barrie Curling Club this year. Michael VanCamp will be probably involved there as he curls at that club. Good luck Robert and your group.
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
ST. JOHN’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 319 Queen Street, Port Perry Pastor Robert Kennedy 905-985-3881 www.stjohnsportperry.com SUNDAY, February 3 Service at 10 a.m. Sunday School and Nursery Care Available All are warmly welcome
PORT PERRY BAPTIST CHURCH
2210 Hwy. 7A (at Island Rd.) 905-985-8681 www.portperrybaptist.ca 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
PORT PERRY and PRINCE ALBERT UNITED CHURCHES
Rev. Elaine Hall - Rev. Don Willmer 905-985-2801 SUNDAY, February 3
SCUGOG ISLAND UNITED CHURCH
19100 Island Road, Port Perry A warm welcome to all 905-985-4094 SUNDAY, February 3 10 a.m. Morning Service
16200 Old Simcoe Road (S.A. Cawker School) Port Perry newsongportperry.ca Sunday, February 3, 10 a.m. Nursery and Sunday School (Anglican Network in Canada) All are Welcome.
UXBRIDGE TRINITY UNITED CHURCH 20 First Avenue Pastor Kirby Constable 905-852-6213 www.trinityuxbridge.com
Sunday, February 3 SUNDAY WORSHIP AND SUNDAY SCHOOL 10 a.m. COME and BE ENGAGED by the GOOD NEWS
VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTRE 593 Alma St., Port Perry,
Ontario 905-985-1346 Rev John Benschop email@example.com www.victorychristiancentre.net Friday - 7:30 p.m. Prayer Revival Join us Sunday Mornings at 10 a.m. Prayer 10:30 a.m. Celebration Service SOMETHING FOR ALL AGES
Port Perry United Church 294 Queen St., Port Perry 9:50 a.m. Morning Worship Prince Albert United Church 23 Jeffrey St., Prince Albert 11:30 a.m. Morning Worship Nursery Care and Sunday School Available • www.portperryunited.com
ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION
(Anglican Church of Canada)
Minister Rev. John Anderson
266 North St., Port Perry Phone: 905-985-7278 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ascensionportperry.com 4th Sunday after Epiphany Sunday, February 3 10 a.m. Communion
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: www.emmanuelcc.ca Emmanuel Community Church: ‘Reaching up to God; Reaching out to our Community,’
Sunday School and Nursery available
HOPE CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH Hope Church
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 email@example.com www.hopeforportperry.ca
A PLACE OF HOPE!
Rev. Paul Moorhouse 905-985-7766
SUNDAY, February 3 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
To list your church events contact Gayle at 905-985-6985
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Uxbridge Arena set for upgrades with federal dollars DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
UXBRIDGE: Uxbridge Arena will have a new look for next season in part because of a large grant provided by the federal government. At Council’s meeting on the evening of Monday, Jan. 28, a resolution was passed authorizing the Township to enter into a contribution agreement under the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund to complete an ambitious upgrade and rehabilitation of Uxbridge Arena. Under the guidelines of the funding, the township is set to receive the maximum amount offered of $400,000 covering one-third of the cost of the proposed improvements to the 35-year-old facility, located at 291 Brock St. W. In total, more than $1.2 million will be invested in are-
na improvements this year, which serves to modernize the facility as well as complete several years of projects over the course of the summer months. “It will be like a brand new arena by the time all of the work is done this summer,” said Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor. Among the improvements planned for the arena are an emergency generator hook up, a new score clock for Pad 1, dressing room renovations on Pad 2, the replacement of the condenser as well as three new humicon units, refrigeration upgrades as well as new boards and concrete for Pad 1. Director of Public Works Ben Kester told The Standard that work is expected to begin later this year, with the work at the arena scheduled to be completed in time for hockey season to begin in September of this year.
House League players with the Uxbridge Youth Hockey Association hit the ice of the Uxbridge Arena, set for upgrades this year. BLAKE WOLFE The Standard
Regional Council pay raise to go ahead after motion defeated BLAKE WOLFE The Standard
DURHAM: Durham’s mayors and Regional councillors will get their 2013 pay raise, after a motion to freeze any pay increases for the next two years was defeated this week. Regional Council members voted 18-6 in favour of maintaining the scheduled pay increase, on a motion brought to council by Oshawa Councillor John Aker and seconded by Pickering Councillor Peter Rodrigues to halt increases for 2013 and 2014. The councillors explained that the move would show Durham residents that their elected representatives would be willing to embrace austerity in an eco-
nomic climate that has seen wages frozen - or jobs lost - for hundreds of residents across the Region. “The timing today, in my opinion, is the most appropriate,” said Councillor Aker, adding that while he doesn’t question the amount of work - both in council chambers and in the community - that councillors have taken on, there’s others working hard for less money. “We’re halfway through our four year term and each councillor is aware of the economic climate of their municipality.... The reason I’m bringing the motion today is because it’s prior to the budget process and there’s a large proportion of Durham residents who are enduring austerity and
hardship. This motion will indicate to taxpayers that we acknowledge the current economic situation and that the chair and councillors are willing to accept some austerity for ourselves.” The vote was preceded by a presentation by Oshawa resident Greg Milosh, who previously spoke in favour of a twoyear council pay freeze at the Jan. 15 finance and administration committee meeting. He estimated the freeze would save a total of $35,000, or approximately $50 per month. “I have no dispute with councillors’ current salary and benefits or periodic salary adjustments,” said Mr. Milosh, adding other municipalities’ councils, such as Niagara and the City of Toronto, have frozen their wages. “It’s with a system that regards automatic increases without consideration for the current economic situation. There’s a record number going to food banks, property taxes are high – these are rough times for many people. Costco held a job fair in Oshawa - for 110 jobs there were 4,000 applicants. However, several councillors spoke out against the idea, stating that if the Region wants to achieve “real savings” through cuts around the council table, Durham should look at reducing the overall number of councillors elected to office. “I respect the goal of reducing the cost of governance for taxpayers,” said Ajax
Councillor Colleen Jordan, “but I suggest if we’re serious, that we look at the number of bodies here to do a job. Compared to York and Peel, where a councillor there represents over 50,000 constituents, we represent over 21,000 constituents each that’s a significant difference. If we reduced council by six members, we’d save. If all Regional councillors represented the population that Ajax councillors represent, we’d save over $600,000 per year.... We’ve talked about our current economic situation and it’s serious. And if we’re serious, we need to take serious, or drastic, action. If Ajax councillors can represent 30,000 people, perhaps others councillors can, too.” Added Ajax Mayor Steve Parish: “If (Councillor) Aker is serious about saving council costs, he should bring forth a motion to look at reducing council size,” said the Ajax mayor. “I find it frustrating that this kind of symbolism without substance comes forward and doesn’t send a message.” Mayor Parish added that additional savings could be found by merging the Region’s fire departments and emergency services. “When I look at the job of a councillor,” said Uxbridge Councillor Jack Ballinger, “I look at reality, what’s reasonable. This raise that councillors are entitled to, the impact on unions, on the budget, the impact is .003 per cent. The impact on people is five cents per year. We’ve got to look at the size of council, not pay increases.”
Grade One French Immersion Durham District School Board Pre-Registration for September 2013 Beginning in Grade 1, the Durham District School Board offers, at no additional charge to parents, a French Immersion program for non-Francophone students. To find out more about the French Immersion program, please join us at an information meeting at the following French Immersion school: R.H. Cornish PS .......................905-985-4468 All French Immersion program information meetings will be held Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Pre-registration will begin following the meeting and will be available at the school thereafter. For more information regarding your child’s school designation, please contact our Property and Planning Department via e-mail at Planning_Department@durham.edu.on.ca or by phone 905-666-6421 or 1-800-339-6913 ext. 6421.
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DRT honoured, flu cases still up DURHAM: Durham Region Transit is on the grow - both in ridership and reputation, said DRT general manager Ted Galinis. Mr. Galinis appeared before Regional Council on Jan. 23 to present councillors with an award from Washington, DC-based Metro Magazine, given to the service for being among the publication’s 2012 Top 100 Bus Fleets in North America. According to Mr. Galinis, DRT ranked 92 out of 100 (moving up three spots from 95 in 2011) on the magazine’s list and was joined by several other Canadian entries including the TTC, which was ranked fifth. New York City Transit held the top spot for the second year in a row. “We’re 92 out of 100,” said Mr. Galinis, “Our American peers now know that we’re a top transit service in Durham Region, Ontario, not Durham, North Carolina.” In addition to the accolades, Mr. Galinis also told councillors that the DRT’s ridership was up 15 per cent in 2012, and that the service’s buses are currently “94 per cent accessible,” with a target of 100 per cent accessibility for 2014. Flu cases still spiking in Durham: Health Department Although outbreaks of flu have subsided in the Region’s long-term care
Winterfest on Feb. 10 A popular February event returns to Scugog next month after a hiatus in 2012. Cartwright Sports and Recreation presents the 2013 Winterfest event on Feb. 10, running from 1 to 5 p.m. at Cartwright Fields/Nestleton Hall, located at 3967 Hwy. 7A in Nestleton. The family event features a number of activities for all ages, including hockey and skating, a snowman building contest, 50/50 raffle, scavenger hunt, obstacle course, bake sale, kids crafts and more. Admission is $2 and proceeds go to Cartwright Sports and Recreation. For more information, visit www.cartwrightfields.ca.
facilities, Durham’s top doctor reminded residents that the seasonal sickness is far from done. Dr. Robert Kyle, Durham’s commissioner and medical officer of health, told Regional Council on Jan. 23 that recent outbreaks of the sickness at local nursing homes have mostly finished, following recent reports about the significantly higher numbers of flu cases in Durham this winter. “There’s still a high level of flu activity, but this is flu season,” said Dr. Kyle. “There’s a lot of flu out there and a number of institutions with outbreaks, but fewer than when committee met last week.” Dr. Kyle reminded councillors that with the f lu season typically lasting three months between December and March, f lu shots are still available at locations such as doctor’s offices, clinics and some pharmacies.
Groundhog Day February 2nd BOWLING BRUINS: Keegan Cairns (left) and Dylan Ross got in some practice frames at Parish Lanes ahead of the Uxbridge Bruins Bowling Night at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2. For more information, please visit www.uxbridgebruins.com. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
Watch for the shadow
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EDITORIAL Weighing the risk...
The controversy over who pays for water rescues is continuing as Scugog Fire officials slap a bill on a person recently saved by rescue crews. This is an issue that seems not to have any one right answer. While many of those who have to be rescued from the lake are at least partially responsible for their situation, does anybody want to be the one who presents the bill for a recovery to the family of someone who doesn’t survive the rescue efforts? Where do we draw the line? As it stands now, if someone rescued refuses to divulge identifying information to fire crews, there is little that can be done to invoice them. If someone is honest and gives the information, they can expect a bill running in the thousands of dollars. So one has to ponder... should this be an insurance thing? Should snowmobilers who are in need of rescue when not on marked trails have to give their registration and insurance information to rescue crews and should not water rescue be a rider on an insurance policy? At least that way it is a level playing field and when someone does something dumb out on the ice of Lake Scugog or any other waterway in North Durham, the township involved can recoup some of their cost. As for a comment in a letter to the editor (see below) that taxpayers should get a break if money is collected from people rescued... remember, we are talking about people who knowingly venture onto unsafe areas or run the lake at night at high speeds, not those involved in accidents beyond their control. Our taxes often pay only for the fire services ability to make rescues, extractions and fire. The actual cost can be left to the fates and the “calls for service” in a particular year. We live in a world that increasingly seems to make us less responsible for our own actions and more and more dependant on taxpayer services to get us out of the jams we get in. When one ventures onto the ice of a frozen lake in Ontario, one is taking on a certain level of risk by doing so. By getting payment, we are only making the logical ‘next step’ in acknowledging the acceptance of risk.
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CT scanner needed in Port Perry
Ice rescue fee is ‘double billing’ To the Editor: Regarding the “angler must pay” story I read, I am very upset at the charge for the rescue. Why were there three fire trucks and 29 firefighters who responded? Were they going to form a human chain to rescue the angler? Why did every volunteer and three fire trucks show up? How inefficient! The volunteers all get paid if they show up, even when they are not needed. This has to change now! I have been paying my property taxes to
Scugog since 1983, with 3 to 6 per cent increases each year. (Does the finance committee know what compound interest is?) I feel they owe me at least one rescue by now. This is their job, and they will be setting a very dangerous precedent if they bill this person, so from now on, when they are called to an auto accident, they should bill the person who is responsible for the collision, for there is no such thing as an accident! With double billing this way, next year’s “Fire and Rescue” budget should be reduced by a large percentage due to revenue collected.
This is their job! If they want to bill the individuals, we need to look at private companies taking over these areas, since they would be much cheaper and efficient in their practices, and this could reduce our property taxes in the future. Larry Davidson Scugog Township
To the Editor: The decision by Lakeridge Health not to obtain a CT Scanner for the Port Perry Hospital is a sorry example of remote bureaucrats neglecting their responsibilities to the people they are expected to serve. A lot of money was raised locally from people who thought they were improving their local hospital and the services available close to home. Not so, it turns out. In Port Perry and area people think of it as “our hospital” and expect to be able to obtain many health assessments without making time consuming trips. Good for Howard Hall in voting against the motion not to get a CT for Port Perry hospital. The Lakeridge Health Board should revisit the issue and use the funds for the purpose for which they were donated. Bruce Rogers Seagrave
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Uxbridge budget is a done deal F RO M PAG E 1
Councillors praised the work of township staff, including the various department managers for all of their hard work throughout the budget process. Last week, after council had already slashed several thousand dollars from the budget, department heads were again tasked with finding additional savings for the township’s residents. The various department heads returned to council chambers this week with an additional $115,800 taken out of the operating budget and an additional $281,500 removed from the capital projects budget. Although the budget process is nearing an end for this year, several councillors noted that there are still several tough decisions ahead regarding municipallyowned assets. Ward 4 Councillor Jacob Mantle presented four such areas of concern to councillors at their meeting on Jan. 28. Councillor Mantle raised concerns over the longterm viability of the Foster Memorial, the Uxbridge Historical Centre, the Siloam Hall and the Orange Hall in Goodwood. The concerns raised by Councillor Mantle regarding the Foster Memorial dealt mainly with the facility’s much-needed structural repairs, while the Historical Centre, Siloam Hall and Orange Hall all have similar issues with expenditures exceeding revenues. Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor agreed with the majority of Councillor Mantle’s sentiments, particularly with regards to the Foster Memorial, with the Mayor suggesting that the township look to the higher levels of government for support in maintaining the cultural landmark. “We’ve got to be able to do something fast with the Foster,” said Mayor O’Connor. “We saved it once, but we’re not in a position to own and maintain it. This
presents an opportunity for us to reach out to both the federal and provincial governments for support.” Bev Northeast, Councillor for Ward 1, also expressed concerns over the Foster Memorial, and pushed for a speedy resolution to the maintenance issues. “We can’t neglect the Foster any longer,” said Councillor Northeast. “We need to look to someone who is going to take care of it over the long term. But, we need to start repairs right away because no one in their right mind is going to take it on needing over $800,000 in repairs.” Ward 5 Councillor Gord Highet went one step further, and encouraged staff to come up with a longterm plan to both fund and maintain townshipowned properties. “We need a long-term vision of how we are going to maintain these properties. What do we plan to do with them? How are we going to maintain them? We need to have a vision or goal for the asset and work the budget around that, not the other way around,” said Councillor Highet. Later, when Councillor Mantle proposed ongoing discussions throughout the year regarding the future maintenance of township facilities, it was met with great enthusiasm from Councillor Highet. “It’ll take us almost the entire year to get through all of our assets,” commented Councillor Highet. It was later noted by several councillors that the municipal portion is only one part of the larger tax bill. Under the current funding model, the municipal portion of the tax bill accounts for approximately 20 per cent. The Durham District School Board receives 23 per cent of the tax levy, while the Region of Durham receives the remaining 57 per cent, of which approximately half is dedicated to the Durham Regional Police Service.
DRPS find cache of weapons in Brock BROCK: Durham police recovered nine firearms in a wooded area near the intersection of Lakeridge Rd. and Concession Rd. 7 in Sunderland last week, and investigators are now seeking assistance in identifying the owner(s) of the weapons. Police said the firearms – all long
guns – were discovered hidden in the woods near a residence. The homeowners were unaware the weapons were there. Investigators are trying to determine who owns the firearms and how they got at that location. Anyone with information is asked to contact the lead investigator, Det.
Jamie Derusha of the Intelligence Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5820. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the web site at www. durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.
The day the music died With news that music retail giant HMV is filing for bankruptcy protection after a long war within a changing industry, it gave me time to reflect on a much-too-brief period of my life that I shared with the company. In addition to working here, my short-lived tenure as ‘seasonal record store clerk’ was my favourite job ever, the Holy Grail of part-time/minimum wage employment and the second-worst place to work in a shopping mall on Boxing Day. Top prize in that infamous category goes to Toys R Us, judging by the hallowed look in the eyes of every employee of said store at the end of that fateful day more than nine years ago, on which I was rescued by my future bride/ then-pizza cook with a care package containing food and coffee money. After telling the thousandth customer that ‘returns will not be accepted until after Boxing Day sales end on _ ,’ I questioned why a cyanide capsule failed to make the care package cut. Being a heavy metal nerd in a record store is an interesting thing. Record store people traditionally hate metal. This is a fact of life for which I have no explanation. Go into any record store and if you don’t hear the current top-selling pop artist, it’s likely that you’ll be assaulted by ‘quirky’ indie rock performed by grown men in children’s sweaters. I thus established myself as the anti-record store person, quickly becoming an invaluable resource for fellow employees dealing with customer inquiries on every micro-genre of the extreme metal rainbow, likely being one of the only staff members who knew that Carpathian For-
est is, in fact, a mediocre band and not just a location on a treasure map. I remember a man with a dragon T-shirt being sent my way every time he came in wondering when his order would arrive, threatening me with mentions of ‘20-sided dice’ and ‘eternal banishment to the Astral Plane’ when I informed him it was not so. I think it was the same dragon T-shirt every time. I saw it often, The pinnacle of the job came when I suggested to a young lad purchasing a copy of Pantera’s Vulgar Display of Power that it was surely a Christmas present for his mother. My semi-patronizing attempt at humour was met with a vacant stare. It is most definitely not music for mom, unless she swills bottom-shelf bourbon while working out and has rage issues. And so it went, involuntarily rating shoppers’ individual tastes with a series of eyebrow raises, eye-widenings, thumbs-ups, etc. In the space of less than three months, a complex system of non-verbal assessment had been developed from behind the shop counter. If only Jane Goodall knew. Such a record store drone I was, not once did it enter my mind that the majority of these purchases were for people other than those willing to line up for the better part of an hour, and thus did not care about my opinion. There are few feelings more terrifying than entering a record store for work, mid-afternoon with two weeks until Christmas. An endless line of customers stretches beyond the horizon and eventually every one of them passes through the checkout, looking significantly more wizened
Staying in touch... JOHN O’TOOLE MPP
New Liberal leader must re-open House By the time you read this, the Ontario Liberal leadership campaign will be over. This column is being written in advance of the leadership vote. In view of the fact that this is a multi-ballot vote and last-minute deals can be made among the candidates, the outcome is by no means assured. My general observation is that the candidates have not explained how they will keep spending under control, especially in view of the many new promises that have been made. Nor have leadership contenders shown much of an appetite for getting to the bottom of controversies such as the Ornge air ambulance scandal. The candidates also seemed reluctant to discuss the hundreds of millions of dollars this government wasted by starting two new gaspowered generating stations and then abruptly cancelling them due to public pressure they had previously ignored. The biggest question arising from the leadership campaign is when will Ontario’s parliament re-open? If a candidate with a seat in the House wins the nomination, the parliamentary process halted by Dalton McGuinty should resume immediately. February 19th is the scheduled date for parliament to resume. But that was before Dalton McGuinty prorogued the House. If a candidate who is not currently an elected MPP is elected, the situation is more complicated. Ontario could face a significant wait until that candidate can run in a by-election and eventually take their place in the legislature. In view of the unpopularity of the decision to prorogue, Dalton McGuinty’s successor should immediately indicate when he/she will recall the Legislature. As things currently stand, it looks like the McGuinty government is more concerned about picking a new leader than providing leadership to all of Ontario through the democratically elected legislature. Energy Retrofits for Lower Income Ontarians A new program is available to help those who cannot afford energy efficiency retrofits and need devices that would help to lower their energy costs. The $84 million program will remain in place until December 31 of 2014. To meet the requirements of this program, applicants can be lower-income homeowners or residents in assisted housing. They must meet the program income requirements or be the recipient of benefits such as the National Child Benefit Supplement, Ontario Works, and Ontario Disability Support program. For those who qualify, the program will fund 100 per cent of equipment. More information is available on-line at www.greensaver.org.
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than when they first queued up. What’s most unsettling is the number of familiar faces - family, friends, former co-workers - that drift by your register, appearing more feral and haggard than when you stopped to chat on your way in 45 minutes ago. It’s truly like watching your life flash before your eyes, except I’m unaware of an afterlife with a food court in which to momentarily unwind on a mandated break, where pizza is endlessly served by valkyries. If such a place exists, it’s probably in Valhalla. The whole thing came crashing down in January 2004. January is not traditionally associated with holiday shopping and thus seasonal employees are no longer needed. Much like how services like iTunes, which was just coming into prominence then, has more or less closed the doors of the physical record store, my tenure was complete with the conclusion of Boxing Week and I had the proudest notch yet on my resume. I also still have my rating system, which I involuntarily invoke at inappropriate times to the detriment of those (i.e. my wife) aware of its existence. And iTunes can’t take that away from me.
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Farndale Gallery visits the farm Two local artists, Lynda Cunningham and David Greaves, will share the Kent Farndale Gallery in February, creating a joint exhibition that explores their shared reverence for farms, barns and the animals that inhabit them. Lynda Cunningham’s exhibit is entitled ‘Barns and Bridles,’ while and David Greaves’ exhibit explores ‘Farm Animals and Habitat’. Greaves, who works in both watercolour and in ink and charcoal, and Cunningham, who paints with oils on canvas, together will create
an exhibition that reflects the rapidly disappearing scenes of rural Ontario and its domestic farm animals. In Cunningham’s artist statement, she describes her rural barn, near Sunderland, as “My muse for over a century it has withstood wind and rain, sheltered animals and the hay to feed them. When I enter, the sheep call out and the horses wait for their grain, and I am content with the knowledge that something of our rural past is still valued on my farm”. Join the artists for an
opening reception on Saturday, Feb. 2, beginning at 2 p.m. This exhibition runs until February 28. The Kent Farndale Gallery is located inside the Scugog Memorial Public Library at 231 Water St., Port Perry. For more
information on this and upcoming shows, please contact Sarah White, Public Service Coordinator, Scugog Memorial Public Library, at 905985-7686 ext. 103 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Day fun The Township of Scugog will host a free Family Day event on Feb. 18, offering local residents a chance to beat the winter blahs on a long weekend. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day at the Heritage Centre and Archives, located on the second floor of the Scugog Arena at 1655 Reach St. The day features crafts, games, stories and a chance to explore the centre’s permanent First Nations exhibit, as well as the temporary exhibit ‘They Went To War: Port Perry’s Military Post. Visitors will also get the chance to preview the incoming exhibit ‘The Art of China,’ on loan from the Royal Ontario Museum. Visit www.scugogshoresmuseum.com for more information.
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Local firefighters will once again be taking part in the annual Shoppers Drug Mart ‘Love Is In The Air’ cosmetics gala for Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Durham. The event takes place on Feb. 2 and 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and tickets are $10 each at Shoppers Drug Mart Port Perry and the Big Brothers office. Pictured here are firefighters Don Buldyke and Galan Taylor with Marg Ayres of Big Brothers and Annie Young of Shoppers Drug Mart. BLAKE WOLFE The Standard
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Bruins take two in weekend Junior ‘C’ action DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
The Uxbridge Bruins posted a pair of wins over the weekend as the 2012-13 COJHL regular season nears its completion. The first test for the Bruins came on Friday, Jan. 25, when the Little Britain Merchants paid a visit to Uxrena. Little Britain wasted little time lighting up the scoreboard as Uxbridge native Ryan Moser picked off a clearing attempt and shot the puck back into the unprotected net to give the Merchants a 1-0 lead less than two minutes into the action. The Bruins would tie the game just before the midway point of the first when Andy Liboiron finished off an excellent passing play between Callum Lynch and ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Douitsis with a powerplay goal. With time ticking away in the first, Keegan Cairns beat a defender on a oneon-one play before slipping the puck past Merchants netminder Garrett Haden with a hard shot, low on the blocker side to give Uxbridge their first lead of the evening. Douitsis and Patrick Morgan assisted on Cairns’ 13th goal of the campaign. The Merchants would come roaring back early in the second period, when Cash Cormier fought through traffic in the crease to jam a rebound in past Uxbridge goalie Greg Zupan to knot the game 2-2. As the second period wore on, the intensity of the match picked up as both sides began throwing their weight around. Moments after Chad Lindsay delivered a crushing hit on Bruins captain Matt Allen, Bruins defenceman ‘Magic’ Mike Spataro returned the favour with a devastating check on Merchants forward Quincy McIvor. The Bruins gave themselves some breathing room just past the five minute mark of the third, when Matt Allen chipped in a cross-ice pass from Jarett Smith to put the Bruins ahead by a score of 3-2. ‘The Flying V’ Joey Vocino also added an assist on the play.
NOT TAKING THIS LYING DOWN: Despite being hauled down by a Little Britain defender, Bruins forward Marco Mastrangelo was still able to fire a shot at Merchants goalie Garrett Haden during the Bruins 3-2 win over Little Britain in Uxbridge on Friday, Jan. 25. DYNAMIC DESIGNS Special to The Standard Haden kept the Merchants in the hunt as the third period wore on with several athletic saves, including a dazzling sliding stop on Shane Smith. However, Little Britain’s late push was not enough as the Bruins prevailed by a 3-2 final score. Throughout the third period, Bruins forward Marco Mastrangelo wreaked havoc on the penalty kill, pinning the Merchants deep in their own end on several occasions. “I’m always just trying to read the play and anticipate where the puck is going,” Mastrangelo said of his penalty killing prowess. “And tonight, I was able to pick off a few of their passes and help us kill off some of their man-advantages.” Bruins Head Coach Dan West praised his team’s hard work during the week, and credited a commitment to practice in aiding the team in their winning effort on Friday night. “We had a real good week,” West told The Standard. “We accomplished a lot in
practice, and a lot of it carried over into the game. We knew Little Britain would be hungry for a win and we did what we had to do to fend them off.” The Bruins had little time to bask in their winning glow as they head to Keswick on Saturday, Jan. 26, for a matchup with the pesky Georgina Ice. Mastrangelo opened the scoring just over three minutes into the fray, with assists credited to Korey Brand and Tim ‘Honey Badger’ Bierema. The lead was however, short-lived as Luke Vanderkooy scored for the Ice just 15 seconds later to tie the match 1-1. Just over a minute into the second period, a powerplay goal from Patrick Morgan put the Bruins back on top. But, Jason Binnie would net a powerplay goal for Georgina just over three minutes later to once again tie the game. Morgan’s second of the night, just before the midway point of the second gave the Bruins a 3-2 lead with Cairns adding the lone assist on the play.
Vocino would put the game way late in the third period with his 14th goal of the season as Allen and Dylan Locke added assists to seal a 4-2 victory for the Bruins. Loose Pucks: - The Bruins have teamed up with the Uxbridge Stars in support of the Loaves and Fishes Food Bank this week. Throughout the week, local fans will be able to drop off donations of non-perishable food items at the arena. - The Bruins last home game of the 2012-13 regular season is set for Friday, Feb. 1 at 7:45 p.m. when the Lakefield Chiefs roll into town. As of press time, the Chiefs sit just four points back of the first-place Bruins in the COJHL standings, so the stakes will be high for both sides as they look to wrap up first place. - Finally, local fans will have the chance to bowl with the Bruins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Parish Lanes, located at 69 Brock St. W. Tickets are on sale now at just $15 per person.
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Merchants shut down MoJacks DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
The Port Perry MoJacks will be looking to get back on track this week after ending up on the wrong side of history on Saturday, Jan. 26 in Little Britain. The Merchants would knock off the MoJacks by a score of 5-3 to end their 14-game losing streak, which dated back to Dec. 8. The streak tied the COJHL record for futility set by the MoJacks during the 2007-08 season. The MoJacks wasted little time in lighting the lamp in this contest as Brodie Myers tapped in a rebound at the side of the net just over a minute into the action. However, the Merchants would storm back with goals from Greg O’Neill, Nate Hughes and Kurtis Moore to take a 3-1 lead after 20 minutes of play. Moore’s goal with just over eight minutes played in the game ended Jeff Julien’s night in net for the MoJacks as Drew Siydock was summoned from the bench in relief. Moore’s second tally of the night almost four minutes into the second period gave the Merchants a 4-1 lead. However, the MoJacks continued fighting and less than a minute later, Lee Taylor scored to cut the Merchants’ lead to two goals. As the second period wore
chants survived a late push from the MoJacks to score their first win of 2013. There would be little time for the MoJacks to reflect on the loss, however, as on Sunday, Jan. 27, the second-place Lakefield Chiefs visited Scugog Arena. The MoJacks have struggled against the Chiefs all season long, dropping all six games between the two clubs on the season coming into Sunday night’s match-up. Their luck would not improve on this night as Lakefield rolled to a 4-1 win. Kyle Schweda broke up Zach Wainman’s shutout bid with his second goal of the season, scored with just 45 seconds remaining in the contest. Myers and Conner Shingler picked up assists on the goal. Loose Pucks: - The MoJacks looked to get past the Chiefs when the two sides met on Tuesday, Jan. 29 in Lakefield (after our press deadline). - On Sunday, Feb. 3, the MoJacks forward Matt Johnston tangles with Little Britain’s Quincy McIvor during the Merchants’ 5-3 MoJacks will host the Clarington Eagles at Scugog DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard win on Saturday, Jan. 26. Arena in the final game for on, the two sides engaged Perry back to within a goal the team of the 2012-13 COJHL regular season. As in several hard-fought bat- after 40 minutes. tles for the puck along the The MoJacks comeback of press time, the Eagles boards, as they each looked attempt would end there sit just two points ahead of to exert their physical will however, as Cam Palmer the MoJacks for third place on the opposition. pounced on a loose puck in the COJHL making SunWith just under five min- early in the third and net- day’s game a must-win for utes to play in the second, ted a breakaway goal to give both clubs. The game will Logan Evans fired a great the Merchants a 5-3 lead, get started at 1:15 p.m. to pass to Matt Johnston, which would hold up as avoid a conflict with the who scored to bring Port the final score as the Mer- Super Bowl.
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Minor PeeWee Port Perry Predator Wyatt Love tries to sneak the puck into the Uxbridge Stars’ net during the Stars 4-3 overtime win in Game 4 of the first round OMHA playdown series on Thursday, Jan. 24, at Scugog Arena. The Stars will now move on to play Napanee. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
The Minor PeeWee Uxbridge Stars had to work overtime to get there, but they are moving on to the second round of the OMHA playdowns after defeating Port Perry in a ‘Battle of North Durham’ on Thursday, Jan. 24. The Stars jumped out to a two-games-to-none lead in the series before the Predators clawed their way back to within a game with a 2-1 overtime win in Uxbridge on Tuesday, Jan. 22, setting the stage for a pivotal Game 4 at Scugog Arena on Thursday night. The teams battled throughout a scoreless first period in Game 4, with Predators goalie Richard Morrish and his Uxbridge counterpart Eric Webster making several sensational saves throughout the opening stanza. Nathan Cragg gave the Predators a 1-0 lead early in the second period with Sam Davis adding the lone assist. Shayne King would follow that up with a score almost seven minutes later to push the Predators to a two-goal lead. The Stars would not stay down long, as just over a minute later, Griffin Bent scored for the Stars to cut the Predators’ lead in half. Then, with just 46 seconds remaining in the second,
Kurtis Evans scored, assisted by Billy Starke and Bent to knot the game 2-2 after two periods of play. Almost halfway through the third period, Cam Wesley netted a dazzling goal, with Wyatt Love adding the lone assist to put Port Perry back on top by a score of 3-2. Just as they did earlier in the contest, the Stars continued to pressure the Predators down the stretch, and with just 34 seconds left, and Webster summoned to the bench for an extra attacker, Evans scored his second of the night to tie the game 3-3 and force overtime. The Predators capitalized early in the extra frame, buzzing all around the Uxbridge net, but were unable to beat Webster. Then, after weathering a Port Perry onslaught deep in their own end, the Stars raced down the ice where Jack Stacey scored with just under seven minutes to play in the extra frame to lift the Stars to a dramatic 4-3 victory and cement their place in the second round of the OMHA playdowns. The Stars will now square off against the Napanee Stars, with the winner advancing to the Lakeshore League championship series against the winner of the series between Whitby Blue and Cobourg.
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Blackstock Minor Midget Stars tame Whitby Wildcats Hockey round-up DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
Teams in the Tyke and Novice division had practices so there are no scores to report. MITES: This week Nicholas Ormiston and Jackson Pound were recognized as MVPs for the Caeserea Fire Fighters. The Chicken Nugget MVPs were Owen Chaikosky and Cooper Bird ATOM: Low & Low Ltd. took Practicar for the win, 6 to 2. Low & Low Ltd. goalie was Joshua Ormiston. Joey Edgerton (4) and Keegan James (2) were the goal scorers. Assists came from Simon Peters (3), Owen Seguin (2) and Kyler Cavan. Practicar had Cameron Barkey as goalie. Emma Carr and Tye Crouter were the goal scorers and an assist came from Robbie Boadway. PEEWEE: Denault Contracting won against Red Ribbon Restaurant 5 to 1. Denault Contracting’s goalie was Owen Maisonneuve. Goal scorers were Ryan Hetherington (3), Sierra Frew and Silver Kalm. Assists came from Sierra Frew, Ryan Hetherington and Silver Kalm. Red Ribbon Restaurant had Liam Smith between the pipes. The single goal was scored by Bradley VanUden and was assisted by Troy Larmer. BANTAM/MIDGET: Luchka Float Service beat All Flags Shell 9 to 4. Jordan Bolzon was the Luchka goalie. Goal scorers were Dishawn Steward (4), Darren VanUden (3), Brandon VanUden and Jonathan Green. Assists came from Leah DuBray, Jonathan Green and Steven Williams. All Flags Shell had Dylan Steward between the pipes. Nathan Silcock (2), Mackenzie Mercier and Ryan McCourt were the goal scorers. Assists were from Mackenzie Mercier and Nathan Silcock.
The Dial Tone Communications Uxbridge Stars Midgets booked their ticket to the second round of the OMHA Playdowns on Wednesday, Jan. 23, with a 4-1 win over the Whitby Wildcats at Uxrena. The green and black attack came out flying in this affair, continually pressuring the overwhelmed Wildcats’ defence throughout the first period with a punishing forecheck. Keegan McCarthy gave the Stars an early 1-0 lead when he chipped in a shot almost three minutes into the action with Luke Melong and Ryan Locke both picking up assists on the play. Uxbridge would double their lead just over eight minutes later when McCarthy potted his second of the night, after picking up a well-placed pass from Todd Winder. Throughout a scoreless second period, Jake Joosten was solid between the pipes for Uxbridge, making several acrobatic stops to keep the Wildcats off the scoreboard through the second intermission. The Wildcats would, however, take advantage of a powerplay opportunity early in the third period when they scored to cut Uxbridge’s lead to a single goal. That would be as close as Whitby would get though as the Stars capitalized on their own powerplay just over three minutes later. On the play,
Uxbridge duo leads Lightning Starting off the New Year like they mean to continue, Uxbridge’s dynamic duo of Chavonne Truter and Julia Jackson helped take the StonCor Groupsponsored Durham West Lightning Atom AA girls team to victory in the Scarborough Sharks Tournament, held between January 4 and 6. Over the course of the tournament, Chavonne and Julia contributed 9 goals and 9 assists to the team’s success. [Chavonne (5G; 6A) and Julia (4G; 3A)] It was the team’s fifth tournament win this season. The Lightning beat Scarborough (4-1), Belleville (8-0), and North Bay (4-0), and then took their first loss of the season to the Whitby Wolves (1-2) in their round to qualify for the semi finals. In Sunday morning’s semi-final game, the Lightning were back on the offensive and soundly beat Kingston (7-2). In the championship game, the Lightning were ready for a rematch against Whitby. While the Wolves came out strong and scored on the first
face off, the Lighting returned in kind by scoring shortly after, continuing to play hard and gaining a 5-2 win. Both Chavonne and Julia began skating at age 4, playing in the Timbits House League before joining the Uxbridge Stars rep team at age 7. They both took naturally and enthusiastically to competitive hockey and were part of the Uxbridge Stars Novice A team that won the OMHA Championship in 2011 before moving to an all girls team. Both are avid all-round athletes and participate in volleyball, basketball, track and field (Chavonne 200m and shot put; Julia 800m and 4x100m) and cross country running during the school year. Also dedicated to staying active in the hot summer months, Chavonne loves swimming and plays rugby and Julia plays rep soccer. The Lighting currently sits in first place in the Lower Lakeshore Female Hockey League regular season with a record of 18-0-1.
Coby Gardner rushes to the net in the Uxbridge Midget Stars’ 4-1 win over the Whitby Wildcats at Uxrena on Thursday, Jan. 24. The Stars now face off against the Ajax Knights in the second round of the OMHA Playdowns. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard Winder found Brett Young as he was charging through the slot with a great pass from behind the net that Young pounded past the Whitby goalie to restore Uxbridge’s two-goal lead. Jason Simmonds rounded out the scoring when he banged in a rebound that came off the goalpost and onto his stick to seal the 4-1 victory for Uxbridge as the Stars swept
the series in three games. The Stars will now square off against the Ajax Knights in the second round of the OMHA playdowns. Game 1 of that series is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31 in Uxbridge. After playing Game 2 in Ajax on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 5:30 p.m., the Midget Stars return home to Uxbridge for Game 3 on Monday, Feb. 4 at 8:45 p.m.
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Bringing a municipal viewpoint from the opposite end of the fill spectrum was Toronto Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker. Known for his environmental views, the councillor outlined several eco-friendly uses for such material, which has been used to create nature sanctuaries such as Tommy Thompson Park on Toronto’s Leslie Street Spit, a land feature that created entirely from leftover building material. The park has since become home to the largest colony of double crested cormorants in the Great Lakes and the largest colony of black crowned night herons in Canada. “It shows that something good can happen from fill, especially if you plan in advance,” said Councillor De Baeremaeker. “It all came from dirt. As a citizen, if you’re talking about fill, it’s bad. But fill is not going to go away – we’re not going to stop building subways and LRTs. What we have to decide is what we’re going to do about it. Are we going to fight over it, or minimize conflict and maximize our opportunities? There’s many tools in the tool box that we need and fill is going to have to provide a net positive
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benefit for our environment and the public.” A familiar name since Scugog’s commercial fill battle with Earthworx began almost three years ago, Carmela Marshall of community group Lakeridge Citizens for Clean Water informed attendees of the viewpoint from those living within close proximity of rural commercial fill sites. The group sprung up in reaction to the Earthworx site on Lakeridge Rd., raising concerns over potential impact to both drinking water and the natural environment from a fill site established on lands within the boundaries of the environmentally-significant Oak Ridges Moraine. “The development boom has created a multi-million dollar industry,” said Ms. Marshall. “But we believe that profits should not always come first. And in some cases, there’s a blatant disregard for the law, such was the case in Scugog (with Earthworx). How this material is managed at the source and receiving sites plays a role. What’s most concerning is the critical lack of testing for brownfield soils. The Ministry of the Environment doesn’t currently require testing of material leaving brownfields, so often there’s no record of soil removed or where it was sent.” Several other speakers identified critical gaps in provincial legislation that could potentially control the problems related with commercial fill. According to Josh Garfinkel of environmental group EarthROOTS and Chris Darling of the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority, the issue of land use must be addressed in legislation such as the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan to exert more control over how and where fill is dumped in rural areas. Mr. Garfinkel added that if the matter is left up to individual municipalities, a patchwork of legislation results with the potential for neighbouring communities to have vastly different policies on fill. “It’s clear that smaller municipalities have little power in stopping fill but it’s left up to them by the province and that’s a problem,” said Mr. Garfinkel. “Fill is not a new issue but the amount has increased. Earthroots is not opposed to fill – it’s about doing it properly. Something is not working when citizens and local government have to turn to us non-profits for assistance. With a million people on the moraine relying on groundwater, it would be disastrous if water were to become polluted.” The afternoon featured the industry perspective of commercial fill matters, including a presentation by Partick Dovigi, CEO of waste remediation business Green For Life, which has been involved in numerous developments along Toronto’s waterfront, treating excavated soil for contaminants before its shipped to receiving sites. The company will be one of the sources of soil for the expansion plans at the Greenbank Airport, owned by Green For Life’s Bob Munshaw. GFL/Direct Line’s Pickering location is also where trucks, hauling from former industrial sites on the Toronto waterfront, were sent for soil treatment prior to hauling the dirt to the Earthworx Industries fill site on Lakeridge Rd. According to a statement by the Ministry of the Environment dated April 12, 2011, GFL/Direct Line ‘began accepting soils in June 2010 and shipped treated soils to Earthworx beginning in September 2010.’ It’s unknown whether or not GFL/Direct Line would have received any of the soil placed at the Earthworx site that tested positive for a number of chemicals in 2010. Mr. Dovigi later told the audience that if a new proposal from an undisclosed buyer to purchase the former Earthworx site goes through, GFL has agreed to help clean up the property. What the clean-up would entail was not explained at the meeting. According to Mr. Dovigi, the company has begun to work more closely with those municipalities in which GFL’s soil is dumped. The process he described is similar to the conditions agreed to between Scugog and Greenbank airport - creating a fill receiving plan and management plan, while ensuring a consultant is retained for the duration of the project and information is shared with the public via related web sites. He added that involved municipalities are also sharing in revenues generated from fill, in addition to any financial securities posted by a site owner. “From our perspective, there’s three things we know for sure,” said Mr. Dovigi. “There’s more construction and more contaminated soil to get rid of. It comes down to compliance and how we do it. What we’re missing is how a site actually works. There’s certain challenges – many small municipalities don’t have the expertise to deal with fill…. What we’ve found to work, in coming up with a model, is to create transparency and open dialogue. The next step
is to consult with the local conservation authority, the Ministry of Natural Resources and residents’ groups prior to applications. We’ve also developed protocol to deal with concerns, creating a public liaison committee to deal with theses issues. We have to take the approach that anything leaving a site is potentially contaminated. Uncertainty leads to problems and rumours.” Moreen Miller, CEO of the Ontario Stone, Sand and Gravel Association, told the audience that while former pits and quarries often used to receive fill are no longer under the organization’s jurisdiction, she offered that increased control of such sites could be strengthened through clarified legislation at both the provincial and municipal level, regardless of boundary lines, adding that such material should be “going to the right places for the right reasons,” such as the creation of ski hills or other uses. Ms. Miller also addressed the matter of site owners accepting soil for large payouts without doing the appropriate tests to guard against pollution. “I’m not here today to tell you it doesn’t go on,” said Ms. Miller of dumping in old gravel pits. “We need to involve community-conscious companies (in managing fill). There’s an elephant in the room – there’s not enough money in the system to do the right amount of tests (for contaminants). You could spend $600 on tests and you still have to pay the driver. We’re creating a system where there’s not enough money so that everyone tests honestly.” Another problem, said Doug LeBlanc of soil management firm DLS Group, are inconsistencies in the testing process itself. Mr. LeBlanc, who was retained to inspect soil imported to the Earthworx site in 2010 and is now working with the Greenbank Airport project, told the symposium that certain chemicals, including mercury and benzene – “pass because there are problems in the testing process” used by most laboratories. “Everything dumped at Greenbank is tracked by GPS and we can track each individual load,” said Mr. LeBlanc. “We’ve turned down 10 sites since we’ve began.” As for who should be ultimately responsible for the disposal of such material, Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, told attendees that increased scrutiny needs to come from the province through the Ministry of Housing and Municipal Affairs and Ministry of Infrastructure, as opposed to the Ministry of the Environment. “It’s not about filling – it’s about digging holes,” said Mr. Miller. “Would you have a fill problem if they weren’t digging holes in Toronto? This isn’t your problem – it’s theirs. They dig a hole six stories deep and that dirt comes here and drives you people nuts. They dig that deep to park cars – because Toronto needs that. Most of the time, they don’t use the parking. We’re digging holes and moving dirt without good reasons. It’s cheaper to move than to incorporate into design, because the problem disappears with trucks. Mr. Miller added that its those site operators that skip testing in favour of maximizing profit that need to be reined in with a combination of provincial legislation and increased industrial responsibility for such material. “Currently, there’s a huge opportunity for unlawful activities,” said the commissioner. “I’m confident we can regulate the honest world of fill, but you can’t regulate the mafia. It costs a lot to get rid of trucks of dirt and sometimes there’s little or no sampling or tracking. “The MOE is not the mechanism, they just handle the bad guys,” added Mr. Miller. “It’s not the conservation authorities’ problem, either. You’ve got to put the monkey on the right back – excavation of earth materials must be managed on a life-cycle basis. From cradle to grave, the responsibility is the creator’s responsibility – whoever dug the holes should bear the full cost. That’s the central concept that’s missing – it’s always been someone else’s problem. Big holes are also the result of the MMAH and MOI policies. These ministries are driving this type of intensification. Let’s get it solved where it should be solved – at Queen’s Park and downtown Toronto.” The last word of the day went to Scugog Mayor Chuck Mercier, who has been dealing with the issue of commercial fill since being elected into office in October 2010, just weeks after the township revoked Earthworx Industries’ site alteration after soil tests revealed excessive amounts of certain contaminants. “People have asked me, ‘why don’t you just ban fill?’” said the mayor. “That usually creates bigger problems and court challenges, especially when industry and others have measures to manage. It’s just talk if we don’t do anything from the outcomes of today.”
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second while Louise Haugen skipped Doreen Ashbridge, Joanne Fowler and Liz Herema to third. Chris Acton’s rink of Karen Meyer, Lee Patterson and Linda Foss came fourth on the day. Diana Rogers’ team - Gerry Oliver, Lynn Hoey and Louise Bardswich - won enough ends for fifth place and high single game winner. Van Camp, McKnight, Steele Deloitte winners Last Rock Curling reversed fortunes recently when skip Rob Steele played Wilf Rapp’s Lake Scugog Lumber rink. After three ends they were tied at two but Steele vaulted ahead with four points in the fourth end. Rapp earned one in the fifth and stole a single in the next but it was all over when Steele scored one in the seventh to win 7 to 4. Meanwhile, Sue McKnight’s Lindsay Kia faced Bill Kennedy’s Renovations team. Kia opened with one and Kennedy counted three in the second. McK-
night’s Kia went ahead again with three points in the third. The point trading ended in the seventh when McKnight put together a three point end to win 9 to 5. When Brian Van Camp’s HUB International met Kelly Evan’s Port Perry Sign Shop it was all HUB to start, 4-0 after three ends. Evans scored a single in the next end. Van Camp replied with one in the fifth. Two for Evans offered a glimmer of promise in the sixth but Van Camp’s deuce in the seventh ended it 7 to 3 for HUB. Scots stretch point lead in Strathcona Cup With less than a week’s worth of games to play, Scotland had 2463 points against Canada’s cumulative 2217, a more than 200 point margin. Sixty one curlers are in Canada trying to regain The Strathcona Cup won by the Scots in 2003’s tour but reclaimed by the Canadians in 2009. The Strathcona web site says, “The tourists, as we are known, are travelling … The East Tour, The West Tour and The Central Tour, with each comprising … 20 curlers playing in 5 rinks.” Locally, at Uxbridge, they split four games with Uxbridge and Port Perry rinks adding a
net two points to the Canadian total. Tim Hortons Little Rock Bonspiel Saturday They play for fun and for prizes too when local and visiting Little Rock teams play in their annual Port Perry Tim Hortons Bonspiel. Coach Mary Holt and volunteers welcome teams for the single draw event Saturday. Harp and Wylie Bonpsiel now an open There’s still time to enter the February ninth Harp and Wylie Mixed Bonspiel; two eight end games and lunch with Herrington’s Quality Butchers Meat prizes for both draws. It’s the third year for this popular event sponsored by Harp & Wylie, Port Perry’s esteemed Water Street restaurateurs. A rated event in the past, it is now an open bonspiel. Both teams and individuals can still register. Pick-up play on Sunday afternoons From one thirty Sundays at the Port Perry Community Curling Club those who would like to try the game can get some instruction and pay just ten dollars a game or just $50.00 to the end of the season. Clean sneakers and warm clothing are required.
Local Hockey Scoreboard OMHA Playdowns Second Round *if nescessary Minor Atom Port Perry vs. Whitby Blue Gm. 1: Thursday, Jan. 31 6:30 p.m. Port Perry @ Whitby Blue - IPSC 5 Gm. 2: Sunday, Feb. 3 4 p.m. Whitby Blue @ Port Perry Gm. 3: Thursday, Feb. 7 6 p.m. Whitby Blue @ Port Perry *Gm. 4: Friday, Feb. 8 6:30 p.m. Port Perry @ Whitby Blue - IPSC 3 *Gm. 5: Sunday, Feb. 10 4 p.m. Whitby Blue @ Port Perry Atom Port Perry vs. Cobourg Gm. 1: Port Perry @ Cobourg Gm. 2: Friday, Feb. 1 7 p.m. Cobourg @ Port Perry Gm. 3: Tuesday, Feb. 5 6:30 p.m. Port Perry @ Cobourg *Gm. 4: Friday, Feb. 8 7 p.m. Cobourg @ Port Perry *Gm. 5: Saturday, Feb. 9 noon Cobourg @ Port Perry Minor Bantam Port Perry vs. Cobourg Gm. 1: Port Perry @ Cobourg
Gm. 2: Saturday, Feb. 2 6:30 p.m. Cobourg @ Port Perry Gm. 3: Sunday, Feb. 3 6:30 p.m. Port Perry @ Coburg *Gm. 4: Thursday, Feb. 7 7:30 p.m. Cobourg @ Port Perry *Gm. 5: Saturday, Feb. 9 4:30 p.m. Port Perry @ Cobourg Minor Midget Port Perry vs. Oshawa Gm. 1: Wednesday, Jan. 30 8:15 p.m. Port Perry @ Oshawa Gm. 2: Monday, Feb. 4 9:15 p.m. Oshawa @ Port Perry Gm. 3: Wednesday, Feb. 6 8:15 p.m. Port Perry @ Oshawa *Gm. 4: Saturday, Feb. 9 8:15 p.m. Oshawa @ Port Perry *Gm. 5: Sunday, Feb. 10 6:15 p.m. Port Perry @ Oshawa Midget Uxbridge vs. Ajax Gm. 1: Thurdsay, Jan. 31 8:15 p.m. Ajax @ Uxbridge Gm. 2: Sunday, Feb. 3 5:30 p.m. Uxbridge @ Ajax Gm. 3: Monday, Feb. 4 8:45 p.m. Ajax @ Uxbridge 4 *Gm. 4: Wednesday, Feb. 6 8:30 p.m. Uxbridge @ Ajax
*Gm. 5: Saturday, Feb. 9 8 p.m. Ajax @ Uxbridge COJHL Standings GP W L OTL PTS Uxbridge 39 29 7 3 61 Lakefield 37 27 7 3 57 Clarington 38 18 15 5 41 Port Perry 38 18 17 3 39 Little Britain 38 12 24 2 26 Georgina 38 10 25 3 23 Results Little Britain 2 @ Uxbridge 3 Lakefield 10 @ Georgina 2 Port Perry 3 @ Little Britain 5 Uxbridge 4 @ Georgina 2 Lakefield 4 @ Port Perry 1 Little Britain 4 @ Clarington 3 Upcoming Games Friday, Feb. 1 7:45 p.m. Lakefield @ Uxbridge Friday, Feb. 1 6:30 p.m. Little Britain @ Georgina Saturday, Feb. 2 7:30 p.m. Georgina @ Little Britain Sunday, Feb. 3 1:15 p.m. Clarington @ Port Perry Tuesday, Feb. 5 7:30 p.m. Clarington @ Lakefield
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The Standard WINTER WONDERLAND: With the brief return to seasonal temperatures and weather, winter recreation enthusiasts returned to the surface of Lake Scugog on Jan. 26 for a weekend of snowmobiling, skating and ice fishing. With temperatures climbing this week - and dropping again - it’s unknown how big the temporary village on the lake’s surface will be this weekend.
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Dragon boaters looking ahead to summer Plans for the 9th annual Dragon Flies Dragon Boat Festival are well underway. This exciting Dragon Boat Festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 15 at Palmer Park, Port Perry. Many local communities throughout Durham Region and The City of Kawartha Lakes benefit from this Festival. To date more than $900,000 has been raised to promote breast cancer awareness, to provide support programs for breast cancer survivors and to raise funds for diagnosis and treatment at our local
medical facilities. This popular festival offers opportunities for fun, fitness and fellowship for all ages and genders. Dragon boat teams compete for medals in the various divisions as they paddle in numerous heats and final races. It is a heartwarming spectacle to see the teamwork of the paddlers and the colourful display of the heads and tails of the dragon boats as they glide along to the drumming sound of the stroke counts. Dedicated volunteers and charitable sponsors are also needed to help make this worthwhile event
As low as $35/month when bundled with Truechoice TV package
a success. Additional information for individuals, groups, and businesses in the areas of sponsorship, volunteering and team registrations is provided on the web site www.thedragonflies.org or by contacting the Festival Administrator at festival@ thedragonflies.org or by telephone at 705-932-2078 The deadline for early incentive team registration, including priority booking for practices, is February 28. Final team registration is March 31. Teams are encouraged to register as soon as possible as spaces are limited.
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BULLSEYE: Hugo Javorik tries his hand at the hatchet toss with a little assistance from Peter Boudreau from Pioneer Gathering. The event was just one of many activities featured at the Cannington Dog Sled Races on Jan. 26 BLAKE WOLFE The Standard and 27.
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