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Fill flyers land in Uxbridge mailboxes DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

UXBRIDGE: Uxbridge Township is advising residents to be aware of fill regulations, in light of a flyer recently distributed throughout the township soliciting fill sites. According to township staff, a flyer was recently distributed to most rural mailboxes in Uxbridge Township seeking fill sites for a variety of uses. The flyer advises residents that the company Millennium Earth Works from Woodbridge - has an ‘excess of clean, environmentally-certified soil’ and requires suitable filling locations. The company claims to offer services at no cost to the property owner, and that a per-load fee would be offered to the property owner depending on the volume of soil imported. According to Millennium Earth Works, a minimum of 50 loads are needed to apply for this service. Township CAO Ingrid Svelnis spoke to The Standard regarding what is required under the township’s site alteration by-law. “People will require a fill permit for the quantities they speak to and permits would need to be obtained from the Township of Uxbridge for land not regulated and from the Lake Simcoe Conservation Authority for lands in the regulated area,” Ms. Svelnis explained. Without the proper permits in place, property owners could unknowingly be exposing themselves to undue hardships should authorities become aware of improper filling activities on their property. “Unfortunately, without a permit people will find themselves being caught and as the property owner they are responsible and it would be a shame if people think that getting a flyer means all is well.” Ms. Svelnis added. It was further explained by Ms. Svelnis that for township-controlled properties, anything over five loads of fill requires a permit from the municipality. Anything greater than 10 loads of fill will require approval from Council. TURN TO PAGE 5


PICTURE PERFECT: Artist Harvey J. Walker inspects the details of ‘Birdseye Park Setting,’ at the recent opening of his Tree Spirits exhibit at the Kent Farndale Gallery in the Scugog Memorial Public Library. The BLAKE WOLFE The Standard exhibit runs until April 4.

Scugog Fire arbitration award prompts review BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

SCUGOG: A recent arbitration award for Scugog’s full-time firefighters, including a pay increase and recommendation for a four-day work schedule, has prompted a ‘complete operational and organization review’ of the township’s fire department. A report by Fire Chief Richard Miller on the award, announced last month after more than a year of waiting for the township, was recently presented to Scugog councillors. According to the report, the award, which covers the period between 2009 and 2012, provides for a salary increase every six months retroactive to January 1, 2009. Scugog’s full-time firefighters announced that they had become affiliated with the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) and Ontario Professional Firefighters

Association in October 2008, creating the Scugog Professional Firefighters Association IAFF Local 4679. Following a wage freeze in 2009 due to the bargaining process, the township provided firefighters with an interim pay increase of eight per cent (retroactive to 2009 wages) in May 2011, equal to just over $32,000. The remainder of the retroactive wages to be paid out will have an additional impact of $100,000 on the township’s bottom line in 2013, in addition to expenses such as benefits and pension payments. The report states that the total wage increase would amount to a 26.7 per cent jump for a first-class firefighter - from $63,500 in 2008 to $80,440 in 2012. Chief Fire Prevention Officer Gord Gettins would also receive an additional three per cent of salary in the form of ‘recognition pay,’ based on years of service, with two more firefighters set to receive the recognition pay beginning in October. TURN TO PAGE 4

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It’s back! Egg hunters get ‘Nutty’ and don bonnets for Easter

Egg hunters race down Queen St. in the annual Nutty Chocolatier Easter Egg Hunt, returning to Port Perry on Easter Sunday (March 31). STANDARD FILE PHOTO It’s that egg-citing time of year again! The annual Nutty Chocolatier Easter Egg Hunt and Church Chicks United’s Easter Bonnet Contest return to Port

Perry on Easter Sunday (March 31). Once again, kids will race down Queen St. to collect a rock or egg with their age on it, to be exchanged for a great prize

courtesy of Ken Koury and The Nutty Chocolatier team. Be sure to say hello and get your picture taken with the Easter Bunnies, who will be greeting guests of all ages.

Be sure to look for your copy of The Standard’s Easter colouring book, which will be included in every prize pack! This year, egg hunters can also line up for Easter crafts, as well as free face-painting and glitter tattoos, courtesy of Lilybug Learning. Leading in to the egg hunt will be the popular Easter Bonnet Contest, organized by the Port Perry United Church Chicks, with judging at 12 p.m. in front of the post office. Returning for its fourth year and sponsored by Cakes By Stephanie, the event will help raise funds for the children and teen area of the Scugog Memorial Public Library. Categories include: - Pets - Best Pet in a Bonnet

Old Mill, Regional Chair return to Scugog SCUGOG: The cleaning the Old Mill project. A local steering comof the Old Mill stairwell is the latest aspect of Port mittee, consisting of Perry’s waterfront revital- three Scugog councilization to see completion. lors, three residents plus An update on the over- waterfront project manall project presented to ager Glenn Garwood, will council stated that the also be formed to oversee first phase of cleaning the project. Regional Chair inside the Old Mill buildrecaps 2012, ing, purchased by the looks ahead to 2013 township for $1.1 million Durham Regional eChair in 2009, was recently coms his pleted. This will allow for Roger Anderson Hmade Ou n OPEN HOUSEcleaning Sunday March 25th 1-4pm annual appearance before additional of the e Op Ambleside, Port Perry interior 68and, eventually, Scugog Council recently, a structural assessment, recapping “an extremely to take place in the com- busy 2012” and providing ing months. According a glimpse into what 2013 to township staff, that has in store for Scugog assessment will determine and the Region. The chair recapped items in large part the direction of the Old Mill aspect of such as the vote to make his position one directly the waterfront project. Township staff have elected by Durham votalso recommended to ers, the resolution of the council that the township Region’s Official Plan and investigate the possibil- the recent redrawing of ity of retaining provincial federal election ridings, an advisory services through issue which he said came Infrastructure Ontario, to a satisfactory concluto assist with procuring a sion with the majority of private sector partner for Durham’s municipalities


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Armed Oshawa man arrested in Scugog SCUGOG: North Division officers safely located and apprehended an armed and suicidal Oshawa man last week on Scugog Island. On March 5 at approximately 10 p.m. Central East Division officers responded to a residence in Oshawa. Family members reported the 40-year-old male family member had left a suicide note and had taken a vehicle and a firearm. Family attempts to contact or locate him had failed. Officers followed-up on several leads which included contacting North Division officers to search the Scugog Island area along with the assistance of Air1. A short time later, a patrolling North Division officer, assisted by Air1, located the missing man in a running and parked motor vehicle. Officers conducted a high-risk takedown and apprehended the male under the Mental Health Act, without incident. A rifle, along with ammunition, was located in the vehicle.

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Firefighter pay hike: 26.7 per cent Added Regional Councillor Bobbie Drew: In addition to pay, the award also directs “I hold our full-time firefighters in the the department to implement a four-day highest esteem, but AMO has been lobbywork schedule for full-time firefighters. ing for years to look at the arbitration sysBoth considerations will ‘significantly tem and the municipal ability to pay,” said affect the fire department budget, both the councillor. “I find it inexcusable that an the full-time payroll accounts and the arbitrator would take 13 months to come volunteer response account line,’ said to a decision with no rationale. This will Chief Miller in his report, adding that a create a ripple effect for our system as well ‘complete operational and organizational as in the other North Durham municipalireview’ will be undertaken by the departties and beyond. It has great ramifications Scugog Fire Chief ment to determine efficiencies. and this is causing great concerns.” Richard Miller The chief and councillors were also critiMayor Chuck Mercier added that he is cal of the length of time it took for an award to be detercritical of the arbitration process “inching” into the mined by the arbitrator. department’s operational structure, as well as the lack of “We were supposed to have an award within six rationale provided for the award. months – it took over a year for us,” said Chief Miller. “This award will limit our ability to have full-time fire“It’s a broken system and needs to be fixed.... (But) now fighters cover off for volunteers during the days – there we have to take that next step and look at what we do and are safety issues,” said the mayor. “Situations like this how we do it. We need to look at what system serves us cause us to take a step back and say ‘can we be better?’” best and how to keep our residents safe.” F RO M PAG E 1

Durham MP launches riding survey BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

NORTH DURHAM: In the wake of the latest redrawing of Ontario’s federal election ridings, Durham’s newest MP is seeking feedback from his constituents on the proposed changes and what they could mean for residents. Durham riding MP Erin O’Toole recently launched a constituency survey regarding the proposed changes to the riding, which currently encompasses the municipalities of Scugog, Uxbridge and Clarington. The proposed changes, which would be in effect for the 2015 federal vote, would see Uxbridge paired with the City of Pickering in Pickering-Uxbridge, while Scugog, along with a sliver of Clarington, would be grouped with the northern reaches of the City of Oshawa into the OshawaDurham riding. These latest changes

were announced in late February, months after Durham politicians lobbied the riding redistribution commission in November to reconsider its original proposal for the Region, which would have seen half of Uxbridge, along with Scugog and Brock, lumped into a monster ‘Haliburton-Uxbridge’ riding that would have stretched to the southern limits of Algonquin Park. The survey, which is open until March 22, can be found at In addition to the web site, residents can also call the local constituency office at 905-697-1699 or drop by at 54 King St. E. in Bowmanville. According to Mr. O’Toole, the majority of concern so far has come from residents of Uxbridge and Clarington, the latter of which will be subdivided even further, with the remainder of that

Durham MP Erin O’Toole municipality to be linked with Northumberland. Although he anticipates few, if any, changes to the new ridings as they are currently proposed, Mr. O’Toole said that through the survey, he hopes to gain a better opinion of the riding’s residents prior to the commission’s report going before Parliament this spring. Mr. O’Toole added that come election time in 2015, he would run in the proposed OshawaDurham riding. “It’s clear that the commission did learn from

Vehicle break-ins reported NORTH DURHAM: Police were called to Scugog Arena on the night of Saturday, March 9, after several cars were broken into and robbed of valuables. According to reports, a family planning a March Break vacation to Florida was shocked to find that there car was broken into. Aside from a window being smashed, a large quantity of American money was stolen along with a GPS unit. With warmer weather upon us, coupled with March Break, police are reminding residents to lock their vehicles and keeping possessions locked in the trunk. According to Durham Regional Police, in most instances, the vehicles broken into are left unlocked overnight.

The simple step of locking your vehicle is often the the deterrent that keeps your possessions safe from criminals who are looking for an easy entry. Police also advise that cars left parked on streets overnight may also be more susceptible to being broken into than those in residential driveways. Not only should you lock your car doors, but you should also lock you possessions in the trunk. Criminals are seeking any valuables left unattended and in plain view, such as electronics, sunglasses, purses, wallets and coins. Residents are reminded that they should report all thefts to the police. You can do so by calling 1-888-5791520 and asking for your North Division.

the appeals (by Durham politicians and residents) in November, but there are still questions about the changes,” said Mr. O’Toole, adding that concerns have ranged from the urban-rural divide posed by the Pickering-Uxbridge riding, to the absence of Scugog’s name in the title of Oshawa-Durham. “I think the commission tried to address all the concerns received and overall, they listened to what Durham had to say. They’ve done a decent job, however, it would have been nice to see Clarington remain whole.”

Shed blaze battled for hours SCUGOG: Firefighters battled a blaze on Scugog Island for more than nine hours last Saturday (March 9), after a propane tank caught fire and destroyed a shed. The fire broke out after 3 p.m. that day at a Percy Cres. address. According to Deputy Chief Rob Gonnerman, the damage is estimated at more than $40,000 for the destroyed shed and its contents. No other damage was reported. He added that due to the extent of the damage, a cause for the tank’s failure has not been determined.

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Company seeks Uxbridge sites the business and Scugog, in which a provincial triThe issue of commercial bunal ruled in the townfill was hotly debated durship’s favour by declaring ing the 2010 municipal that Earthworx was operelection, with the majorating a fill site and not enity of councillors voicing gaged in the construction their opposition to such of a rural airport as the sites springing up throughowner had argued. out the township without 4 River Street, Seagrave • 905-985-8962 “To leave all of the moniproper guidelines in place toring of commercial fill from provincial agencies, sites on the backs of the such as the Ministry of the Uxbridge Mayor Environment and the Min- Gerri Lynn O’Connor lowest tier of government who does not have the existry of Natural Resources. pertise or the resources to It’s unknown whether a properly monitor what is coming into connection exists between Millennium these sites, is not something that I am Earth Works and Earthworx Industries, interested in bringing to this township. I the company which operated the Lakeridge Rd. fill site in Scugog Township, don’t want to be a part of something that which brought the issue of commercial could potentially poison our water,” said fill to the attention of the province in Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor. “No one Emma and Jackson Hannah, along with mom Elicia, of Brooklin learn about 2010. That site was shut down in 2011 wants another Walkerton, which would First Nation life in years past, during the annual Purple Woods Maple Syrup following a lengthy court battle between of course be the worst case scenario.” Festival. The festival runs through the March Break, and on weekends until BLAKE WOLFE The Standard the beginning of April. F RO M PAG E 1

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

food bank include: - cereal - cookies - canned pasta and pasta sauce - pork and beans - soups and stews - cheese whiz - apple sauce - canned goods, such as meats, fruit and vegetables - snacks for children’s lunches, such as granola bars - juice boxes - macaroni and cheese dinners - instant tea and coffee - toiletries, such as toilet paper, toothpaste and toothbrushes, deodorant, etc. Food drive donations (as well as cash or cheque contributions) can be dropped off at the food bank, locat-

ed on the right side of the Victory Christian Centre at 593 Alma St. in Port Perry. Drop-off times are Wednesdays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cash or cheque donations may also be mailed to: Operation Scugog Box 353 Port Perry, ON L9L 1A4. Next month, Operation Scugog is hosting its annual Spring Children’s Clothing Consignment Sale at the Scugog Community Centre on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event will once again feature gently-used kids clothes, toys and more for a great price. Contact 905-985-7030 for more information.

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Mayor Mercier delivers Meals on Wheels SCUGOG: Community Care Durham Scugog announced today that it will be participating in the North American 2013 Mayors For Meals campaign on March 18. The campaign is designed to promote the challenge of seniors’ nutrition, and the role Meals on Wheels plays in the community to address this challenge. Begun as an annual event in the United States to increase public awareness, recruit new volunteers and increase funding for Meals on Wheels organizations, the program extended to Ontario in 2009 and events will be held across Canada again this year. Mayors from around the country will be asked to help deliver meals with their local Home Support Program to seniors in their community.

“We are pleased that Mayor Mercier is participating in this year’s Mayors for Meals campaign,” said Jenny Yorgason, Administrator of the Scugog site of Community Care Durham. “We hope to raise awareness about our local Meals on Wheels program, how it can help to meet the nutritional needs of seniors living in our community, and how it assists seniors to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible. As well, we hope to generate public awareness and recruit new volunteers for our program.” Mayor Chuck Mercier will assist with the Mayors for Meals campaign on March 18 at the Port Perry Nursing Home. Community Care Durham appreciates the assistance of our local mayors in promoting the Meals on Wheels program.

Reuse Days return to Durham this weekend DURHAM: Durham Region residents are encouraged to take advantage of Reuse Days, where you can drop off reusable items at no charge to the Works Department’s Waste Management Centre. The items will be donated to Habitat for Humanity ReStores (including the Uxbridge location), and one of the following organizations: Canadian Diabetes Association, Goodwill or Salvation Army. The next Reuse Days event takes place on March 16,

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NORTH DURHAM March Operation Scugog Easter food drive Donations can be placed in the drop boxes at local supermarkets including Vos Independent, Food Basics and Foodland, as well as participating businesses, including The Standard at 94 Water St. and Micklegate Realty, at 76 Water St. in Port Perry. Saturday, March 16 St. Patrick’s Dinner, Scugog Island Community Hall, begins at 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Scugog Island UCW. Adults $15, children ages 6-12 $5, age five and under free. Call Bonnie Bell at 905-985-2941 for tickets. Sunday, March 17 Flea Market at Nestleton Hall on Hwy. 7A, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Antiques, local honey, housewares, clothes, handcrafts, tools, candles, baked goods, crafts and more. Hot meals and snacks available. For vendor info., call 905-986-4038. Put on by Caesarea Skate Park for Kids Fundraiser. Thursday, March 21 Uxbridge Genealogy Group meets at 7 p.m., Lower Hall of Uxbridge Public Library. Admission $2.00, 50/50 draw, all welcome. Guest speaker Nancy Trimbel, former president of Ontario Genealogy Society who will tell about the projects underway at OGS that will make your research easier by providing more information on-line and available for public search. Friday, March 22 76 Uxbridge Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corp. Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion, Franklin Street, Uxbridge. Tickets: $10 for 13 years and over - $5 for 12 years and under. Advance tickets may be purchased Tuesday evenings in the Uxbridge SS cafeteria, at 6:30 p.m. or by contacting uxbridgercaccsupportcommittee@hotmail. com. Tickets may also be purchased at the door the evening of our dinner. Saturday, March 23 Ontario Early Years 17th annual Lunch with the Easter bunny, supporting the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Port Perry United Church located at Simcoe St. and Queen St. Tickets are $8 per person and must be bought in advance. To purchase tickets please call 905-985-2824, or stop by the Ontario Early Years Centre located at 494 Queen St. - Greenbank Folk Music Society presents Russel deCarle. Greenbank Centennial Hall, Greenbank, Hwy 12 (30 mins N of Whitby) at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 at: Blue Heron Books, 62 Brock St West, in Uxbridge, 905-8524282, P O E Design, 146 Queen St, in Port Perry, 905985-0060, or phone 905-985-8351 for reserved tickets and information. Watch for future concerts on our Facebook page & web site: Sunday, March 24 A Festival of Hymns presented by the Bernard Pears Chorale ( with audience participation ) to be held at Trinity United Church Uxbridge at 3 p.m. Freewill Offering. All proceeds go to the Canadian Food Grains Bank. Items for Happenings? Let us know. North Durham Happenings is a community service of The Standard reserved for Charitable and Non-Profit events. We endeavour to run all eligible items in the order which they are received.

BLACKSTOCK by Joyce Kelly With March Break on, many families are taking part in special events, visiting or sightseeing. I hope that the weather co-operates so that your week has lots of fun. It is indeed an opportunity to do something special with your family. Our thoughts are with those who are suffering ill health at this time. Mark your calendars for the Easter services at the United Church. Palm Sunday will be a joint service with Nestleton and Blackstock United Churches at Blackstock on Sunday, March 24, at 9:45 a.m. Good Friday will be at Nestleton at 11 a.m. Easter Sunday services will be at regular times – Blackstock at 9:45 a.m. and Nestleton at 11:15 a.m. Please note there is no Easter Sunrise service this year. Lorne Brohm spotted his first robin of the year. On Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m., the St. John’s Anglican

PRINCE ALBERT by Pat Boyd The Prince Albert congregation welcomed Valerie Hunter, who was our guest pianist and Miss Kara Phillips who was our visiting soloist. Thank you to all who attended the hot soup luncheon on Sunday in support of Outreach projects. The Ministerial Association is holding a series of Lenten luncheons at St. John’s Presbyterian Church each Wednesday during Lent, from 12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. The spring-like weather causes one to think about clean up and out. Please keep in mind the Scugog Christian School who will have their yard sale on Saturday, April 27 and the Prince Albert Church who will have their Annual Plant, Yard and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 24. Donations are always welcome Prince Albert Public School students will be celebrating the Vernal Equinox (the end of winter) on March 20 by dressing in summer clothes. On the 22nd of March, they will be participating in Earth Hour. Thursday evening’s euchre winners at the Community Center were Jean VanCamp, Grace Pargeter, Mary Lou Breward, John Franssen, Ted White and Earla Stanfield.

Church invites you to a fun-filled evening of music with the Shout Sister Choir. Tickets are $10 with door prizes and refreshments. Advance notice is given for the annual United Church Talent Auction which will take place on Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. Linda Bradburn and Janice St. John, along with Courtney and Heather St. John, enjoyed a week’s vacation in Arizona. There were seven tables at the weekly card party, now located in St. John’s Anglican Parish Hall, with the winners as Wilma VanCamp, Harvey Graham, Gerry McArthur, Jocelyn Bradbury and Ellen Gibson (low). Wilma VanCamp had the most lone hands. Specials were won by Alma Manns and Jean VanCamp.

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

SCUGOG ISLAND by Jeanne C. Le Saux Call to Worship was called by the Rev. Michelle Hofman. The Service was about: “The Prodigal Father,” for the Fourth Sunday in Lent. Special Dates to Remember: March 24 - Baptism of Michelle Freeman and Celebration of Palm Sunday. There will be a Easter Breakfast after the Service, hosted by: Scugog Island UCW. March 31 - Easter Sunday. The Orchestra will play on Easter Sunday. Rev Frazer Lacey will be presiding on March 24 and March 31. April 27- Bake and Craft Sale Island Hall. There will be no Orchestra in the month of April. Spirit Calm is coming back to entertain us for a church service some time in late May or early June. The date will be announced as soon as we have it. A special thank you to Doug for fostering the little geraniums. Orchestra Sundays will become more regular again

and will be on the last Sunday of each month (excluding the summer) Bonnie Bell will be on a much-needed holiday for three weeks in April. Audrey Beauchamp will play on the 7th, 14th, and the 21st of April. Happy Birthdays this week goes out to: Corey Collins (March 12),Cory St James (March 13), Karen Slute and Justice Colwell (March 14). Happy Birthday to anyone who may of been missed. Just a reminder that O.V.E.R.T. (Ontario Volunteer Emergency Response Team) has place a clothing drop box on the Island located at the Mississauga’s of Scugog island First Nation, Health and Resource Centre at 26000 Island Rd. For more information on O.V.E.R.T., please see their web site at I can be reached by phone at 905-985-7662 or by e-mail at and please remember I would like to receive news before 6 p.m. on Sunday evenings.

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ZEPHYR AND SANDFORD by Pat Asling The red-wing blackbirds are back! Congratulations to the Brooks family for winning the Outstanding Farm Market of the Year 2013 award, from the Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association. Ashworth Rd. is becoming famous! Many attended the memorial service for Elizabeth Beare McEwen on Saturday. Her mother was Elsie Shier, daughter of Dr. Shier and related to the many Shier families in the area. A book at Uxbridge/Scott museum, possibly written by Dr, Shier, catalogues the Shier family history traced from the Palatine, Germany, to Ireland thence to Canada. Uxbridge Genealogy Group meets next Thursday, Mar. 21. Speaker Nancy Trimble will speak about several of the projects ongoing at the Ontario Genealogical Society to make it easier to search for your ancestors. At Scott Central P.S., they are getting ready to institute a new security system with swipe key entry for locked doors and a camera controlled front door. The cost of $3,100 will be shared by Ontario Government and the DDSB. Readers at the school raised over $2,000 for MS in the recent read-a-thon. High Primary fundraiser was Jennifer Wilkins, high Jr., Grace Risebrough and high Sr., Eric Brown.

Janet and Bruce Smith have been entertaining their granddaughter Cassidy. She returned to warmer Florida on Saturday after visiting a ski resort and getting acquainted with her new baby cousins. At church Sunday Rev. Diane brought along her favourite teddy bear and told a story about losing, and finding him again, to illustrate the scripture of the Prodigal Son. Ross Risebrough and Carolyn Hicken sang a lovely duet. Presently Zephyr has several very ill folk, but many others are battling this cold and flu making the rounds. On Monday March 18 the Sandford Council members meet at 7 p.m.; Zephyr council meets on the 21st at 7:30 p.m. Easter is right around the corner with Palm Sunday, and communion, on March 24. A Good Friday service will be held at Sandford, 11 a.m. - all are welcome, with Easter Sunday services on March 31. On Wednesday, March 27, the UCW will be serving soup and cookies at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian for the Food Bank. If you can make a large soup, or cookies, please let me know. The Sandford UCW meets Thursday, March 29. Earle Lockerby will speak about the Acadian Deportation, a subject in which he is well-versed. Men are also invited. The Book Club meets at the church that evening. New members welcome.

SEAGRAVE by Robin Drew & Jean Short Last week several of Karen Durward’s friends congregated at Gretel Cameron’s home to celebrate her completion of her A.R.T.C. diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music. Congratulations, Karen: what an accomplishment. Church News: Anyone wishing to have flowers placed in the Sanctuary for Easter to remember loved ones, please contact Diane Puckrin at 985-2489. The Congregation sang Happy Birthday to Diane Puckrin (March 7) Kim McCann-Debono extinguished the 4th Lenten Candle which represented pride. Remember to bring your pennies for M & S. Together our change can make a change! After the service, all joined together for coffee hour in the church hall. March 17 - 9 a.m. - 5th Sunday of Lent and the guest speaker will be Kim McCannDebono. March 20 - 9 a.m. - U.C.W. Annual Presbyterial Meeting at Seagrave Church. Hosted by Seagrave and Greenbank U.C.W. March 21 - 7 p.m. - ‘Opening the doors to Spirituality’ Bible Study. with Rev. Paul. March 29 - Good Friday service at Seagrave Church. NOTE: There will be a vote held next Sunday (March 17) to determine if the congregation wishes to change the starting time of the service from 9 a.m. to 9:15. If you cannot attend, please make your wishes known to Howard Payne at 985-6934. Thanks to those who have sent us items for this column. Please contact mrsdruske@ or or by phone at 985-9921.

GREENBANK by Mary-Jean Till On Saturday, March 30, the Greenbank Lions are having an Easter Egg Hunt and Party for the local children (ages one to nine). Cost is $3 per person and the children see movies, have lunch, get a gift bag, and go on an egg hunt. Phone ahead to register the children, and let them know the number of adults attending. Call 905985-3723 to register, as the limit is 35 children. The event will be held at the Greenbank hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children are to dress for an Easter parade and pictures. Sympathy to the family and friends of Lloyd Parish of Uxbridge, who passed away on Sunday, March 3. Happy 50th birthday to Dianne Pelletier, whose family and friends celebrated with her on Sunday, March 10 at the church hall, 2 to 4 p.m. On March 17, another special birthday will be celebrated by Muriel Gibson. Friends are invited to drop in between 2 and 4 p.m. to wish Muriel a “Happy 95th Birthday” at her home on Scugog Line 10.

March 13 and March 27 - Meditation classes will be at Greenbank Hall at 7 p.m. Phone Brenda for info at 705-357-3679. March 20 – Greenbank Lions meet at Greenbank hall at 7 p.m. March 20 – 9 a.m. registration UCW Annual Presbyterial meet at Seagrave church. Guest speaker Aruna Papp during a.m. session. Seagrave and Greenbank UCW’s are hosts. Church News Pauline Reed’s Mission Minute referred to the colours of M & S, and what they represent. Also, remember to collect and wrap those pennies for M & S, and to bring them on Easter Sunday. Amounts of $10 or more will be receipted if requested, so include your name and address. Anyone wanting to bring Easter flowers to church for Easter Sunday, please contact Valerie Hunter at 905-985-3586 to have names of loved ones remembered in the bulletin. Rev. Paul is away on March 17. Guest speaker Ralph Sider, and guest quartet ‘Reflections’ will do service at 11 a.m.

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 SUNDAY, March 17 Service at 10 a.m. Sunday School and Nursery Care Available All are warmly welcome


2210 Hwy. 7A (at Island Rd.) 905-985-8681 Rev. Jim Clemens, Sr. Pastor Join us for worship this week: SUNDAY SERVICES 9:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10:30 a.m. Worship 6:30 p.m. Worship Nursery Care and Jr. Church is available A warm welcome to all


Rev. Elaine Hall - Rev. Don Willmer 905-985-2801 SUNDAY, March 17 Port Perry United Church 294 Queen St., Port Perry 9:50 a.m. Morning Worship


19100 Island Road, Port Perry A warm welcome to all 905-985-4094 SUNDAY, March 17 10 a.m. Morning Service

16200 Old Simcoe Road (S.A. Cawker School) Port Perry Beginning next Sunday, March 24 worship will take place in our new church home at 14460 Simcoe St., Port Perry Sunday, March 17, 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



Ontario 905-985-1346 Rev John Benschop Friday - 7:30 p.m. Prayer Revival Join us Sunday Mornings at 10 a.m. Prayer 10:30 a.m. Celebration Service SOMETHING FOR ALL AGES

Prince Albert United Church 23 Jeffrey St., Prince Albert 11:30 a.m. Morning Worship Nursery Care and Sunday School Available •


(Anglican Church of Canada)

Minister Rev. John Anderson

266 North St., Port Perry Phone: 905-985-7278 5th Sunday in Lent Sunday, March 17 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: Emmanuel Community Church: ‘Reaching up to God; Reaching out to our Community,’

Sunday School and Nursery available


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


Rev. Paul Moorhouse 905-985-7766

SUNDAY, March 17 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 Katherine at 905-985-6985

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EDITORIAL That time of year again Spring is in the air. You can tell by the chirping of birds, the melting of snow, Easter celebrations and for Ontario municipalities, anxiety, as the provincial and federal budgets loom just in the distance, promising feast and, increasingly, famine for cash-strapped communities. For municipalities like those in North Durham, it’s not looking promising on the provincial front. Just a few months ago, both Scugog and Uxbridge were on the low end of the scale for Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund dollars in 2013, receiving portions significantly lower than what had been doled out in years past. Considering the ‘usual suspects’ - provincially-mandated legislation such as the Greenbelt and Oak Ridges Moraine conservation plans - as among those pegged as obstacles to development and, therefore, an increased tax base, the province certainly has a role to play. While those plans have merit, the impact on growth and development in communities such as ours must be addressed by those who imposed them in the first place. How the new Premier/same party scenario will impact future provincial payouts and funding programs is yet to be seen, and municipalities across Ontario are surely waiting with baited breath. But the answer is not necessarily in throwing more money at the municipalities. Although that’s part of it (and should continue - Durham MPP John O’Toole has argued for an increased percentage of provincial gas tax revenues for rural communities) there is still the not-so-small matter of continued service uploading that must be addressed. Items such as social housing, while not as prominent in Durham’s northern municipalities as in the southern communities, do carry a real cost in the form of Regional taxation, which we all pay. While everyone likes being handed a cheque with a big number written on the front, let’s hope that the province also takes on the hidden costs.

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Increased snow-plowing needed To the Editor, Scugog Township has failed terribly on doing the sidewalks in Blackstock. They weren’t touched for the last three heavy snowfalls and some of our senior citizens (me included) were having to walk down the middle of Old Scugog Rd. and Church St. - not a safe way to get around. I mentioned this to them and the answer was ‘I’m sure someone else has called about it.’ On Friday, I nearly went down on the sidewalk and talked to a few home owners that were outside, chopping ice same answer! I’ve heard there’s ‘cutbacks’ or not enough money, or staff, or other excuses while Port Perry’s sidewalks are clear within a day. There sure wasn’t any shortage of money when they re-paved Crestview Dr. here in town and ripped out every culvert on every driveway and repaved a section of those drives. But now half of the culverts are frozen up as the water doesn’t flow now and

one neighbour said there was never a drop of water going through his since 1972, so there was no need for this. Now his driveway has a big dip in it full of ice. This money could have been spent on other roads that needed it! Of course, ‘someone else’ will have to call in the spring due to the flooding! Sidewalks are still dangerous in places as they (the township) left it too late, or ‘someone else’ called in and they are frozen solid. The only safe places are in front of some houses and the Bell building where these people have cleared their own walks! If the township can’t or won’t do these, then stop it and let the people do it. Oh wait, then they’d have to stop doing Port’s sidewalks, too! That wouldn’t work, would it? But they are saving fuel having the tractor here in town plugged in at a parking spot, ready to go. Name withheld Scugog

Healthcare fix found? To the Editor, Politicians, unfortunately, must spend their way to election wins. This can come with a crazy price tag, particularly when “buying” the support of powerful public unions. What taxpayers receive after “government” pays, perks and pensions itself, shovels money at consultants, and services mounting debts, is a relentlessly diminishing return for having disposable incomes ransacked by political opportunism. High taxes beget high unemployment in the private sector which begets dwindling revenues. Since nothing frightens Big Fat Governmnent more than empty coffers, it should not come as a surprise that social Darwinism is creeping into our lives. Local Fire and Rescue wants to invoice for “foolishness”, or some degree thereof. The feds are treating everyone drawing E.I. as fraudsters. Obesity constitutes an abuse of socialized medicine and it is grossly unfair to those who look upon proper diet and exercise as a personal and social responsibility. But with the revenue versus spending equation underwater, sooner or later a desperate, cash-strapped administration will bite the political bullet and levy punitive healthcare user fees against the obese, possibly even with a view to disqualification from the system if weight loss requirements are not met. Only then will healthcare costs level off and become sustainable. Yes, social Darwinism, with all its ugly implications, an inevitable consequence of self-indulgent, irresponsible, get-me-elected government spending. Now, about those smokers…. Name withheld North Durham

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Huck Finn Day returns on April 27 DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

UXBRIDGE: The community is getting set to go fishing once again with preparations for the 11th annual Huck Finn Youth Fishing Day currently underway. On Saturday, April 27, everyone is once again invited out for a great fun-filled day of fishing on Elgin Pond, which will be the home of hundreds of Brook trout just waiting to be caught by any participant 15 years of age and under. The event kicks off with the popular Huck Finn parade. Starting at Elgin Park at 9:30 a.m., all children and parents are encouraged to dress up in their best Huck Finn outfits and decorate their bikes and wagons for the occasion. All parade participants will be entitled to a V.I.P. fishing area after the parade. As well, there are lots of special prizes for those participating in the parade. If you can’t make the parade, there are still plenty of fantastic prizes to be had, in addition to a guaranteed fun filled day of fishing on the shores of Elgin Pond. Just bring your equipment, and organizers will provide bait to all registered participants. To register, pick up your ribbon ahead of time at any of the following locations: Uxpool, Uxbridge Legion, Presents, Presents, Blue Heron Books and Canadian Tire. You can also get them at the Pond on the day of the event. If you don’t have any gear the Pickering Rod and Gun Club will be pleased to lend it to anyone aged 15 and under. The event, sponsored by Canadian Tire, is supported by the Ministry of Natural Resources, Uxbridge Town-

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Staying in touch... JOHN O’TOOLE MPP

Budget must address needs of Ontarians

A ‘SHORE’ BET FOR FISHING FUN: The annual Huck Finn Youth Fishing Day returns to Uxbridge’s Elgin Pond on Saturday, April 27 for its 11th year. The event has grown into the largest family fishing day in Ontario, and attracts 1,000s to Uxbridge every spring to celebrate the opening of fishing season. STANDARD FILE PHOTO ship, the Royal Canadian Legion, the Optimist Club, the Pickering Rod and Gun Club, the OFAH, Zone “G”, the Uxbridge B.I.A. as well as the Durham Region Police. This year’s event promises to be even bigger and better than last year’s tremendous success. Organizers encourage the entire community to come out and have a great time with your entire family. Since its humble beginnings in 2002, Uxbridge’s Huck Finn Fishing Day has grown into the largest fam-

ily fishing day in Ontario, with thousands of participants on hand for the annual event. Huck Finn Day fishing will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, and run until 1 p.m. It was recently announced that Main St. will be closed between Reach/Mill St. and Elgin Park Dr. on the day of the event between 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. For further information contact Pat Higgins at 905-852-3315 or Amanda Ferraro at 905-852-7831.

Spring forward If you haven’t heard yet, we’re going through changes. Big changes. But change is good. And with the return of spring less than a week away, the timing of The Standard’s renewal is perfect. Like with anything great, growth and evolution is a natural process. Stagnate, recede and fade - or look ahead, persevere and eventually triumph. As you can tell by the newspaper you’re currently holding, we’ve chosen the latter. Thanks for sticking by us. The Standard is truly like a shark that must keep swimming or sink to the ocean floor. No thanks - let’s stay afloat. In the coming weeks, you’ll be seeing and hearing a lot from us, as we travel on a new path already set out over the last month. Judging from the feedback we’ve been getting from readers already, we’re certainly on the right track to bigger and better things. Those plans are still under wraps, but good things come to those who wait. However, though it may not look like it from the outside, the engine has been rebuilt and fine-tuned. Although we come across the occasional kink here and there, it’s nothing we haven’t already overcome.

Individuals, communities and organizations in Durham Riding are encouraged to comment on the 2013 Ontario budget through the all-party Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. Anyone interested in making a written presentation to the Committee should write the Committee Clerk, Katch Koch, at katch_koch@ontla.ola. org before 5 p.m. on March 22. With the McGuinty government shutting down the Legislature more than four months, the usual opportunities for earlier input have been delayed. I am concerned that the delay will deprive Ontarians from a voice in the budget process. Economic issues in Durham Riding include high rates for auto insurance, rising energy costs, and a lack of jobs. More than 500,000 Ontarians are without work, and younger workers just starting their careers are especially hard-hit. Ontario’s budget needs to preserve priority services such as healthcare and education. It is very unfortunate that millions, and possibly billions of dollars have been wasted on fiascos such as the Ornge Air Ambulance scandal and the costly cancellation of power plants. This weakens Ontario’s economy, and the higher costs will be seen in the budget. I welcome your direct budget input on the provincial budget. I will be participating in the pre-budget consultations, and will ensure the comments I receive are forwarded to the Standing Committee. Please call me at 905-6971501 or 1-800-661-2433 or send an e-mail to john.otooleco@ Once the date for tabling Ontario’s budget has been announced, I will be hosting a post-Budget Forum for Durham Riding. The forum includes coffee and light refreshments as well as comments and analysis from local financial services professionals. Rural Ontario Should Get Fair Share of Gas Tax Rural Ontarians pay a disproportionate amount of gasoline tax, and it’s time they got a fair share of it back. The McGuinty-Wynne government currently allocates some of the gasoline tax to municipalities that have a public transportation system. Last week, a bill calling for equal treatment of all municipalities, both rural and urban, was debated and passed in second reading. The Bill from opposition MPP John Yakabuski would re-direct a portion of provincial gas tax revenues to rural municipalities for maintaining road networks.

A Thousand Monkeys We’re not changing everything - far from it. All of the good stuff - our editorial coverage of North Durham news, community events, sports and more, alongside our unique advertising concepts - will still come to the mailbox and newsstand every week, wrapped up in an award-winning package produced by a tight-knit staff that truly embodies the meaning of the term ‘team effort.’ We just want to do more of it. And we want you - our North Durham readers and advertisers - to be a part of it. Comments, suggestions, ideas, letters, ads (you can’t blame me for trying) - send them our way. We want to hear from everyone. You can e-mail me at Follow our Twitter feeds (see above), friend us on Facebook and be sure to visit our revamped web site at After all, this is YOUR newspaper. On behalf of the entire Standard team, let’s make it that way. --------------------------------------------------------------------Speaking of spring, local food banks are once again looking for donations of non-perishable food items and related goods as Easter approaches. In Scugog, you can donate to Operation Scugog food bank while in Uxbridge, Loaves and Fishes food

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bank will be happy to receive your contribution. Donations to Operation Scugog can be dropped off at local grocery stores as well as at The Standard office, located at 94 Water St. in Port Perry. While we’re on the subject, come out to the annual Nutty Chocolatier Easter Egg Hunt on Queen St. in Port Perry, March 31. The fun starts at 11:30 a.m. with the Church Chicks United fourth annual Easter Bonnet contest, with judging taking place at 12 p.m. on Queen St. Kids of all ages - and some of their pets - will be wearing their Easter Sunday best. The egg hunt begins right after the contest wraps, and judging by the speed at which our eldest daughter moves through our home, I’d swear she’s been practicing for this event over the last 12 months. Come and say hi. I’ll be the tall one, without the bunny ears.

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CAESAREA by Eleanor Colwell Caesarea Nestleton Euchre Scores for the 38 card players on March 7th were as follows: high scores – 1)S.Crawford, 2)J.Kushner, 3)B.Kirven & W.VanCamp, 4)R.Stephenson; most lone hands – S.Crawford; and low score – C.Kushner. See you all on Thursday at 7:30 pm. at the Nestleton Hall on Hwy 7A. Community Orchestra Do you play a string instrument? Would you like the chance to play with other musicians in a fun, relaxed setting? Help us form a brand new Community Orchestra with players from Uxbridge and Scugog. We are looking for a show of interest (no commitment yet) and will contact you soon about an organizational meeting. Everyone is welcome. Contact Cynthia 905-852-7562 or Ann 905-852-1965 Caesarea Skate Park The next Flea Market sponsored by Caesarea Skate Park is scheduled for Sunday, March 17, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Nestleton Hall on Hwy 7A. Items of interest will include antiques, local honey, housewares, clothes, handcrafts, tools, candles, baked goods and more. For vendor information, please call Susie at 905-986-4038 Blackstock & District Lions Club Good luck to Jenna Bolzon, the runner-up in our Blackstock & District Lions Club’s Effective Speaking Contest, who will be representing our Lions at the District level of competition at Trinity United Church

in Newmarket on Saturday, March 23. She will compete in the Junior English Competition. The winner of this division will go on to Multiple District A Competition, equivalent to provincial competition. Watch this column for the results.

Rotary Gala, April 20

Turning Points Deadline Monday at noon. Congratulations

Kendall Stoiner

SCUGOG: The Rotary Club of Port Perry is holding its Annual Spring Gala Dinner and Auction on Saturday, April 20. The event takes place at 5:30 p.m. at the Royal Ashburn Golf Club in Ashburn, Ontario. The dinner will enable the Rotary Club of Port Perry to continue its support of local and international projects, including support for the Scugog Memorial Public Library and Lakeridge Health Port Perry and initiatives such as scholarships, an annual Christmas dinner for over 200 seniors and people in assisted living care, food bank, literacy in schools, student exchange programs, walking trails and Rotary’s international project to eliminate Polio worldwide. Tickets are $100 per person and are available from Bob Brownson at 905-985-6726 or bob.brownson@ or from any member of the Rotary Club of Port Perry.

on your graduation from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Honours Major in Psychology Minor in Family & Child Studies WITH HONOURS So proud of you! With love, Your Family

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Monica Mason and Mark Weber are excited to announce their recent engagement.

Announce your Special Event with a Turning Point Happy 50th Anniversary


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Signature of Parent/Guardian: ________________________ Skill Questions: 9+8-3-5=____________ Colouring Contest Categories: 4 years and under 5-9 years Colouring contest entries must be received by 5 p.m. on March 28, 2013. Send or drop off your entry to The Scugog Standard office at 94A Water Street, Port Perry, ON L9L 1J2 Winners will be announced at this year’s Easter Egg Hunt, March 31, 2013 on Queen Street.

After 40 years of dedicated service, Catherine Harker – Manager Customer Service, at the Port Perry TD Canada Trust Branch has advised us of her decision to retire. Cathy’s last day at the branch will be Friday March 15th, between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Throughout her career with TD, Cathy has prided herself in being someone who creates meaningful relationships with staff and customers alike. Cathy has been with the Port Perry branch since June 2004. Her passion for helping people, along with dedication to her colleagues, her Team and her clients will be missed. It is time to move on to the next chapter of her book and make memories with her family. We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for Cathy’s dedication over the years. On behalf of her many colleagues and friends across TD, please join us in thanking Cathy for her contributions and in wishing her all the very best for a happy and healthy retirement!


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THURS DAY, MARCH 14 , 2 013


The voice of North Durham


Many ways to curb excess exhaust When you drive a vehicle that burns fuel, such as gasoline or diesel, the exhaust contains a complex mixture of gases. Many of these gases, such as carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, methane, nitrogen oxides and more, can affect human health as well as the environment. It’s worth thinking about this every time we turn our vehicle’s ignition key. Tailpipe emissions can be classified as Greenhouse Gases (GHG) or Criteria Air Contaminants (CAC). GHGs include carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide (N2O), and methane (CH4). These emissions from light duty vehicles have recently been regulated in Canada. CACs include carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulphur oxides (SOx), volatile organic compounds (VOC), particulate matter (PM), and ammonia (NH 3). Light duty vehicle CACs are regulated in Canada and for more than 30 years have been subject to progressively more stringent standards. Today’s vehicles produce about 99

per cent less CACs than vehicles built in the early 1970s. Research shows that if each one of us adopted a few fuel-efficient driving techniques, we could prevent more than a thousand kilograms of CO2 from entering the atmosphere while also saving hundreds of dollars annually in fuel costs. According to Natural Resources Canada, we can all help by: • Driving less, and instead choos-

ing to walk, cycle, use public transit, and carpool; • Adopting fuel-efficient driving habits, such as: accelerating gently; maintaining a steady speed, anticipating traffic and coasting to decelerate; • Purchasing a fuel-efficient automobile; • Reducing our speed. For example, going from 100 to 120 kilometres/hour (km/h) burns 20 per cent more fuel; • Maintaining proper tire pressure. Under-inflating tires by only eight psi (56 kPa) takes 10,000 km off the lifespan of the tire and can reduce your vehicle’s fuel consumption by up to four per cent. • Avoiding idling. If you’re going to be stopped for more than 60 seconds – except in traffic – turn the engine off. The average vehicle wastes more than 250ml of fuel for every 10 minutes it idles. More information on becoming fuel-conscious consumers is available at - Courtesy of News Canada

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Overall, during the period 2000 to 2009, the number of light duty vehicles registered on the roads grew at an average of 1.9 per cent per year, reaching about 19.8 million vehicles in 2009. The number of vehicles per household increased from 1.43 to 1.47 for the same period. Between 2000 and 2009, there was also a significant change in the composition of the light vehicle fleet. The share

of the ‘light truck’ category (vans, sport utility vehicles [SUVs] and pickup trucks) increased substantially relative to the share of ‘cars.’ Most notably, the number of SUVs almost doubled and its share of the ‘light vehicle fleet’ increased from 6.9 per cent to 12.8 per cent. Meanwhile, the share of cars decreased from 60.5 per cent to 55.4 per cent. Vehicle weight and engine power are important factors governing

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The great horsepower debate How much vehicle horsepower do we really need? Horsepower is an important factor to consider when looking at an automobile’s fuel consumption. On average, today’s vehicles offer about twice the horsepower of their counterparts from the early 1980’s. Progressive drivers today say they are assessing their choices based on fuel consumption, not on top speed and quarter-mile time. This change in mindset can save fuel and money, while also reducing emissions and helping the environment. More power generally means more fuel consumption. For example, manufacturers often offer multiple engine choices for a given model. Consider for example, a compact vehicle, with a standard engine rated at 140 horsepower (hp), and the “sport” version, rated at 201 hp. The combined fuel consumption ratings are 6.4 and 8.4 litres/100 kilometres (L/100 km) respectively.

The more powerful engine also requires premium fuel. At today’s fuel prices of about $1.20/L for regular gasoline and $1.30/L for premium, the increased fuel cost for higher horsepower is $6,480 over 200,000 km. Combined with a higher purchase price for the vehicle, the additional horsepower represents a substantial cost premium. Drivers can make a difference as follows: Make fuel efficiency an important consideration when buying a new vehicle; Only buy what you need. Carefully assessing your needs as a driver is one of the most important steps in choosing a fuel-efficient vehicle. When possible, choose a smaller, lighter vehicle with the smaller, more fuel-efficient engine option. More information, tips and resources for consumers are available at www. - Courtesy of News Canada

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The Standard

The sap is flowing for Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

NORTH DURHAM: The sap is flowing in preperation for the annual Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival, and producers are crossing their fingers for a good crop this year. “We need a good season, there’s a shortage of syrup in Ontario,” Paul Harder told The Standard, at the tree tapping ceremony held on Saturday, March 9. Mr. Harder went on to add that in order for maple syrup to be produced, there needs to be a freezing/thawing cycle in order for the greatest quantity of sap to be collected. “An ideal day has a cold night followed by a warm day,” explained Mr. Harder. “As long as it freezes the night before, we’ll have sap the next day. When you lose that freezing/thawing effect, that’s where it all blows up.” Mr. Harder has spent his entire life around the maple syrup industry, as his father purchased a parcel of sugar bush in Brock Township in 1954, although he notes that the process has greatly improved since then. “The traditional buckets for collecting sap were replaced by pipeline in the 1980s, and it’s a whole lot easier. The whole system is under vacuum, so there are no more sap buckets,” Mr. Harder explained, adding that his own output has grown from 550 trees to a current total of more than 2,600 trees used to extract sap for the purpose of producing maple syrup. “There is no way we could physically look after that many buckets of sap, although some producers still do,” added Mr. Harder. The sap collected through the taps put into place on March 9, will be used to create maple syrup to be used at the Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival, taking place on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7. The popular event features numerous attractions, such as bath tub races, an illusionist, a pancake-eating contest, a fine art show, pioneer demonstrations and the popular midway, and much more. As property owner Rich Helms explained to The Standard, a maple tree more than a century old serves as the centrepiece in maple syrup production for the festival.

TAPPING INTO SWEETNESS: Paul Harder drills a tap to collect sap during a special ceremony held on Saturday, March 9 in Brock Township. The tree tapping ceremony serves as the opening ceremony for the Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival, which runs on April 6 and 7. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard “The oldest tree on our property is the cornerstone of production with five taps flowing with sap,” Mr. Helms explained. “The tree towers over the others on our property, and is more than 100 years old, whereas most of the other trees are only 40 or 50 years old. We are always thrilled to be a part of a great community event like the

maple syrup festival.” Mr. Harder added that the sap collected over the weekend will be turned into maple syrup in just a few days time to ensure there are sufficient quantities for the popular festival, which attracts visitors from across the province to Sunderland.

Easter on the Farm, March 29 WindReach Farm hosting BROCK: The second Annual games, play area, face painting, the Eggstravaganza on Saturday Easter on the Farm Event returns to Easter Scramble, Golden Egg Challenge, the Sunderland Tree Farm on Friday, March 29. The event runs from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the farm, located at 270 Concession 4 in Sunderland, east of Lakeridge Rd. Cost is $8 per child and kids under one are free. Register by March 15 online at Registration includes a visit and photo with the Easter Bunny (guests must bring their own camera), crafts,

and more. New this year is a magic show, Easter basket raffle and bouncy castle. Lunch will be available for purchase. A portion of this year’s proceeds will benefit local food banks. Visitors are asked to note that there is ongoing construction at the farm for future improvements. Guests are also reminded to dress for the weather.

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NORTH DURHAM: It’s going to be egg-citing! On Saturday, March 23, WindReach Farm presents its Annual Easter EggStravaganza. Join in the egg hunt, take a wagon ride, crafts for kids, hand feed the farm animals and explore the accessible trails. The egg hunt starts promptly at 11:30 a.m., rain or shine. Refreshments will be available. Everyone’s welcome, but please no pets. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entry is $20 per vehicle. WindReach is located at 312 Townline Rd. in Ashburn. For more information, call 905-655-5827 or visit

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Thursday, March 14, 2013 • 15

Battery record made official

Batteries dead? Recycle instead! By now, Durham residents should have received a battery bag for the spring battery collection. If you have not received your bag, one can be obtained through your local municipal office. Place sealed battery bag on top of your recycling box.

The Battery Bag Step 1: Place used or unwanted single-use, dry cell batteries inside the battery bag. Step 2: Seal the battery bag using the zip tab. Step 3: Place sealed battery bag on top of your recycling box on the collection date below:

IT’S OFFICIAL: The Region of Durham was officially recognized recently with a Guinness World Record for the most batteries collected in a single 24-hour period, during a collection event last November. Pictured here from left are Oshawa Councillor and Regional Works Chair Nester Pidwerbecki, Regional Chair Roger Anderson, Director of Waste Management Mirka Januszkiewicz and Commissioner of Works Cliff Curtis. BLAKE WOLFE The Standard BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

DURHAM: The Region celebrated its first Guinness World Record last week, after Durham received official recognition for the most disposable batteries collected in a single 24-hour period last fall. A plaque commemorating the effort – collecting more than 5,120 kilograms of batteries of all kinds during a pickup event last November – was presented to Regional Council at a meeting last Wednesday (March 6). According to Public Works Chair Nester Pidwerbecki, the effort, which “smashed the previous record,” was achieved through the participation of Durham residents in all eight municipalities. “This is quite an accomplishment – it’s put Durham Region on the map,” said Councillor Pidwerbecki. “The excitement (as the batteries were counted) was overwhelming. It’s inspiring to see so many staff celebrating accomplishment. This


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one week program collected more batteries than the amount dropped off at our transfer stations in one year. It’s this innovative thinking by our staff that is making Durham a world leader in waste diversion.” “We are leaders in waste diversion in Ontario,” said Regional Chair Roger Anderson. “You folks make it that way. We know everything you’re going through with projects like the EFW facility but we wouldn’t be where we are today without you.” The next battery collection event takes place the week of March 18, on regular blue box collection days. Residents are once again asked to place batteries inside the provided bag and leave it out with the Blue Box. The Region is also reminding residents that when storing batteries, they should be kept in a dry, cool location away from flammable materials and to ensure that the terminals of nine-volt batteries are not in contact with conductive material.

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The Standard


Bruins claw their way back with win over Chiefs DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

After dropping the first two games of their COJHL Championship series to the Lakefield Chiefs, the Uxbridge Bruins stormed back on Friday, March 8 with a 5-2 victory. Elbow room was at a premium at Uxrena as over 600 fans packed the stands as the Bruins looked to get back on track after suffering a 5-3 loss in Lakefield two night earlier. Callum Lynch gave the Bruins an early lead with a powerplay goal just past the midway point of the first period. ‘Magic’ Mike Spataro and Joey ‘Flying V’ Vocino added assists on the play. Dylan ‘Boss’ Ross gave the Bruins a 2-0 lead early in the second period with a blast from just inside the blue, with Jarett Smith and Vocino adding assists. The goal was the first of Ross’ junior hockey career, and the 18-year-old Uxbridge native credited his teammates for their great support over the course of the season in keeping his spirits up, despite a lack of offence. “As the season has gone on, I feel like I’ve gotten more confident in my play, and it was great to pop my first goal tonight in such a big spot,” Ross told The Standard. “We’ve got a great group of vets and they’re a huge part of the success we’ve had this year. When anyone’s been down because they haven’t scored or had a bad shift, they’re right there to pick you back up.” Spataro would follow that up with an excellent hustle play at the other end of the ice as he chased down Lakefield forward Jordan Walsh to take away a breakaway opportunity. The Chiefs would cut Uxbridge’s lead to a single goal just

Bruins winger Jarett Smith beats Lakefield Chief goalie Dustin Cook with a gorgeous backhand tally, during the second period of the Bruins’ 5-2 win in Game 3 of the COJHL Cougar Cup Finals on Friday, March 8, in Uxbridge. The Bruins are back in action on home ice on Friday, March 15, with Game 5 getting underway at 7:45 p.m. More than 600 fans crammed their way into Uxrena for Game 3, so be sure to get there early to get the best possible view of the action. DYNAMIC DESIGNS Special to The Standard past the midway point of the period after the referees appeared to ignore the fact that there were seven Lakefield players on the ice. The controversial goal drew a smattering of boos from the capacity crowd. With just over a minute left in the second, Jarett Smith restored Uxbridge’s two-goal lead, with assists credited to Vocino and Carter Vahey. Seconds later, Keegan Cairns tucked in a loose puck at the corner of the net to lift Uxbridge to a 4-1 lead after 40 minutes of play. Cairns’ third goal of the postseason brought an end to Lakefield goalie Dustin Cook’s night, as Zach Wainman was sum-

moned from the bench in relief. The change between the pipes appeared to pay immediate dividends for the Chiefs, as Eric Shewell scored just over two minutes into the third period to cut Uxbridge’s lead to two goals. However, the Bruins continued to attack the Chiefs on the forecheck with the line of Shane Smith-Dylan Locke and Midget call-up Liam Blais unleashing a tidal wave of devastating checks on the overwhelmed Lakefield defence. Matt Allen would round out the scoring for Uxbridge as he tipped in a Spataro shot with just over six minutes to play. Locke also assisted on the pow-

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erplay goal. Lakefield’s tempers would flare down the stretch as the Chiefs spent large portions of the closing moments of the game in the penalty box as Uxbridge cruised to a 5-2 win and cut Lakefield’s lead in the best-of-seven series to two games to one. Following the game, Bruins Head Coach Dan West praised his team’s continued approach to creating offence off of defensive zone coverage. “I thought we’ve played well the whole series, but prior to tonight things just haven’t gone our way,” West told The Standard. “We’re just trying to persevere and take it one period at a


time, playing our game and staying disciplined.” West also credited the teams two call-ups for the game -Blais and defenceman Jeremy Toupin - for fitting in so well with the team’s balanced attack. “Their energy and excitement, coupled with a really positive attitude really injects a lot into our team, and they both did a great job for us tonight,” West said. Lastly, West was overjoyed with the offensive success enjoyed by Ross and Vahey on the evening. “Ross and Vahey have been great for us throughout the playoffs, so it was great to see them in on a couple of goals tonight with all they’ve done for our team to this point,” said West. In the loss on Wednesday, March 6, Jarett Smith, Patrick Morgan and Allen all scored for the Bruins. Loose Pucks: - With 10 points apiece in seven playoff games played, Vocino and Jarett Smith are locked in a six-way tie for first in the playoff scoring race as of press time. - The Standard caught up with Georgina Ice superfan Rick Cote at Game 3 in Uxbridge. Mr. Cote was recently presented with an award for ‘Guest Supporter of the Year’ by the Campbellford Rebels and sang O Canada at the team’s recent 20th anniversary event. - The series shifted back to Lakefield on Tuesday, March 12, for Game 4 of the series (after our press deadline). - The Bruins will be back in action on home ice on Friday, March 15 with the action getting underway at 7:45 p.m. Should there be a Game 6, it will be contested in Lakefield on Saturday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. Game 7 is scheduled for Monday, March 18 in Uxbridge at 7:45 p.m.

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Minor Midget Wolves to take on top teams at OHL Cup DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

North Durham will be well represented this week when the Central Ontario Wolves Minor Midget tangle with the top teams in the province at the prestigious OHL Cup Tournament in Mississauga. The Wolves earned an at-large invite to the 20team tournament following a thrilling weekend at the OMHA ‘AAA’ Championships in Whitby. The Wolves advanced to the Championship tournament following a thrilling 7-4 win over the York Simcoe Express in a play-in game on Tuesday, March 5. With five games played over the course of three days, the Wolves were in tough to advance, but managed to do so through hard work and team play. The action got underway on Friday, March 8, when the Wolves took on the Southern Tier Admirals. Uxbridge’s Nick Thomakos gave the Wolves an early lead, converting a great pass from Mitch Waldron just over a minute into the action. The first period was played a brisk pace, with both sides trading quality scoring chances and devastating checks throughout the opening stanza. Uxbridge natives Thomas Sheedy and Brady Baker dished out several booming hits in the defensive zone throughout the first period to keep the Admirals offence at bay. As well, defencemen Sam Dunn and Josh Allan keyed several great offensive chances with excellent puck movement from the back end. Although the Admirals would tie the game with a goal from a bizarre angle midway through the first, Johnny Corneil wasted little time in the second period restoring the Wolves’ lead as he scored just 16 seconds into the fray to put Central Ontario back on top by a score of 2-1. The hard hits kept coming in the third period, with Uxbridge’s Dylan Pollard and Brad D’Ornellas unleashing a tenacious forecheck on the overwhelmed Southern Tier defence corps. Almost at the midway point of the third, Brock Traill emerged from a cluster of bodies in the crease to chip in a loose puck and put the Wolves ahead by a 3-1 score. The Admirals would add a late powerplay goal, but that was as close as they would get, with Jimmy Graham making several dazzling saves down the stretch, as Central Ontario prevailed by a final score of 3-2. The Wolves were back in action on Friday evening as they locked horns with the Barrie Jr. Colts in a rematch of their OMHA semi-final series. First period goals from Allan and Jake Bricknell gave the Wolves an early 2-0 lead, with Jesse Menzies, Traill and Lucas Clark chipping in with assists. The Colts offence would come to life in the second period as they netted three unanswered goals to take a 3-2 lead heading into the third period.

Wolves into the bronze medal game, which served as a rematch with Barrie. The Colts would slip two pucks past Graham in the second period to take a 2-0 lead. Early in the third period, a Corneil goal would cut that lead in half, assisted by Menzies and Thomakos. However, despite some great chances down the stretch, the Colts would hang on to win the game by a final score of 2-1. The Wolves will now set their sights on an OHL Cup Championship. The tournament in scheduled to begin on Tuesday, March 12 at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga. On Wednesday, March 13, the Wolves will face Oakville in a 3:30 p.m. rematch of their weekend match-up. The Wolves will then square off against the Huron Perth Lakers at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 14. Round robin action comes to a close at 8 a.m. on Friday, March 15, when the Wolves face-off against the Thunder Bay Kings. The quarter and semi-finals are scheduled for Saturday, March 16, with the championship game to be played on at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, at Herb Carneige Arena in North York. For more information on the OHL Cup, please visit Uxbridge’s Nick Thomakos battles with Southern Tier Admiral for control of the puck during the Central Ontario Wolves’ 3-2 win at the OMHA Championship Tournament in Whitby on Friday, March 8. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard Port Perry’s Bricknell would convert a great pass from Clark with just over three minutes remaining in the third to tie the game 3-3. However, the Colts would come right back, and score just eight seconds later to seal their 4-3 win over the Wolves. The action opened on Saturday, March 9, with the Wolves tangling with the top-ranked Oakville Rangers. Stellar goaltending from Brett Chandler led to a scoreless draw through two period as play before Oakville scored just 49 seconds into the third period. The Wolves continued to deliver a strong forecheck as the third period wore on and with just over seven minutes to play, Austin Eastman scored to knot the game 1-1. Less than a minute later, Port Perry native Clark netted the go-ahead goal, with assists credited to Bricknell and Allan. The lead would not last, however, as the Rangers scored late to escape with a 2-2 tie. The final game of the round robin portion of the tournament saw the Wolves drop a 5-2 decision to the Whitby Wildcats with Eastman and Traill scoring for the Wolves. Their fourth-place finish in the round robin put the

Merchants alumni game Saturday DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

Fans will be able to step back in time this weekend when the Little Britain Merchants host a special alumni game in support of the NJ5 Foundation. The game is scheduled to be played in Little Britain on Saturday, March 16, with the action getting underway at 5 p.m, and running until 7 p.m. Tickets are available at a cost of $5 for adults, $2 for students and $1 for kids. In addition to the action on the ice, those in attendance will also have other opportunities to contribute to the NJ5 Foundation and purchase NJ5 merchandise. As well, atendees will be able to tour the Merchants’ dressing room, which was renovated in 2011 as part of a special project initiated by the late Nolan Jewell.

The sudden death of the 20-year-old former Merchants captain sent shockwaves through the community in August, and led to the creation of the NJ5 Foundation to encourage underprivleged youth to become involved in sports as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle for local young people. Organizer Tyler Minnie, a former teammate of Jewell’s on the Merchants, told The Standard that he hopes that the alumni game can become an annual event in Little Britain. In addition to the game, the NJ5 Foundation would also like to encourage members of the community to take part in a Suicide Prevention Walkaton on Saturday, April 13, in memory of Nolan Jewell. For more information on the Walkathon as well as registration, please call 705-320-9928 or visit www.

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The voice of North Durham

Stars take Battle of North Durham Richardson rink wins Leads and Seconds ‘spiel


The Minor Midget Uxbridge Stars prevailed in the final ‘Battle of North Durham,’ winning the deciding Game 5 against the Port Perry Predators over the weekend to advance to the Lakeshore League Finals. The two sides took to the ice at Scugog Arena on Saturday, March 9, to determine which of the rival teams would be advancing to faceoff with Kingston for the 2013 Lakeshore League Championship. The Stars wasted little time getting on the scoreboard, as Tyler Train hammered home a shot from the slot just 28 seconds into the action with Carson Bell adding the lone assist on the play. The rivals would exchange scoring chances throughout the first period, but were stymied by outstanding goaltending from Uxbridge’s Jake Wilson, and his Predator counterpart, Jason Pilakowski. Toby Van Veghel would put Uxbridge ahead by a score of 2-0 just over six minutes into the second period, assisted by Ethan Ravestein. However, the Predators would continue to press the Stars, and less than two minutes later, Adam Robertson took advantage of a great screen from Jake Ollen-Bittle to fire a laser beam of shot from just inside the blue line that found the back of the net, and brought the Predators to within a goal. The third period saw continued pressure from Port Perry as they sought to claw their way back into the match. However, they could not

Port Perry Predator Bennet Pehelmann fights off a check from Uxbridge Stars defenceman Tyler Baker during the Predators’ 4-1 Game 4 win on Wednesday, March 6, in Uxbridge. The Stars would have the last laugh as they downed Port Perry by a score of 2-1 on Saturday, March 9 at Scugog Arena to take the series in five games, and now play Kingston for the Lakeshore League title. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard contend with the stellar play of Wilson between the pipes for Uxbridge. Early in the third period, both Kent Brady and Jon Neill had outstanding shorthanded scoring chances turned aside as both teams submitted outstanding penalty killing efforts throughout the third period. In the end, Uxbridge would survive another late urge by the Predators to win the match by a final

score of 2-1. The Predators forced Game 5, with a thrilling 4-1 victory in Uxbridge on Wednesday, March 6. Mitch Freeburn, Jake Zaporozan, Neill and Robertson all scored for Port Perry, with Ollen-Bittle, Bennet Pehlemann, Josh Turner and Zaporozan chipping in with assists. Train was the lone goal scorer for Uxbridge, as Scott King put on a dazzling display in net for the Predators.

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Patti Richardson skipped Marg Moon, Carolyn Webster and Karen Costa to two wins and highest points in her draw and on the day at the Leads and Seconds Bonspiel at Port Perry. In a competition testing leads and seconds who step up to skip and vice, Richmond Hill’s other entry also won two games. Other rinks were from West Northumberland, Scarborough, Peterborough, Saint George’s, Oshawa Golf, Oshawa C.C. and Whitby. Richardson’s team scored 37 points by beating Whitby’s Lil Stiller 11 to 3 and Saint George’s Donna Scott 9-4. Peterborough’s Anne Coughlin, with close to 35 points, was second in the first draw. Port Perry’s Andra Sers led Rowena Fowler, Peggy Bredin and Linda Elliot to a highest second game finish. Draw Master Paul Coveart’s scoring put Donna Knowle’s Richmond Hill women second on the day. They won their draw with 9-6 and 10-3 wins while West Northumberland’s Cheryl Lowry placed second in the second draw. The organizer of the day, Linda Danaher, guided Anne Witters, Lynda O’Beirn and Diane Harris to a high second game score of almost twenty points. The curlers enjoyed Chef Sy Shaikh’s delicious pasta, Greek salads and tasty deserts. Winners took home Herrington’s popular meat pies. Deloitte Super League Playoff Action Ralph Fairman’s Pineridge Impress team started Super League playoffs with success but it wasn’t a ‘gimme’ against Brian Van Camp’s HUB International. Fairman’s John Bredin, Gord Wallace and Brian McLatchie were determined after dropping the first end to Van Camp; Pineridge scored two in the second and stole a single in the third to go up by two. Then Van Camp scored a double. But, in the fifth, Pineridge answered with two. Van Camp’s side of Rob Larmer, Ken Slute, and Bob Byers scored singles in the next two ends to tie it at five after seven ends. In the eighth Pineridge used the hammer to score one for a 6-5 win. Allen’s Siding advanced by defeating Wilf Rapp‘s Lake Scugog Lumber. In a one-sided affair, Mark St. John, Craig Harvey, Jay St. John and Peter Duivesteyn took five ends in a 7-2 victory over Rapp’s Paul Griffen, Ally

Rowe and Bill Rourke. On March 21 Sue McKnight’s Kia Lindsay meets St. John’s Allen’s Siding, Last Rock (Steele) goes against Kennedy Renovation, and Gus Brown (Beaton) plays Port Perry Sign Shop (Evans). Thanks to the Hardest Working Man in Curling Mike Parliament, Port Perry Curling Club’s Ice Maker and a generous supporter of youth curling, is being feted this Saturday, March 16 in appreciation of his dedicated service to curlers. Last summer, for instance, making sure the ice was in and houses and lines painted, Mike spent endless hours during one of the year’s hottest and most humid spells. The ice had to be in for a competitive league that tunes up early for the season’s challenges. That sort of demand, in that sort of weather, is hard on the arena’s ice plant and very hard on the ice tech. In Mike’s case it preceded crucial surgery but he didn’t hand the chore to someone else. He was there round the clock. It’s been a rough year for Mike so other ice makers have stepped up to help. This Saturday, friends, curlers and admirers of Mike Parliament are holding live and silent auctions and a thirty dollar a plate dinner. Preview the silent auction and enjoy hors d’oevres and pre-prandial potables at four o’clock. Dinner is at six, live auction to follow as curlers and friends say thanks to Mike. Best Western Intermediates take to the ice in Peterborough Carol Jackson’s Guelphbased rink led the standings (6-1) in Women’s Intermediate play at Peterborough after a Saturday evening 7-5 loss to Candace Coe (5-2) from Dundas. On Jackson’s team are Laura Davis-Cook, third, Karyn Issler, second, and Kim Bradley, lead. Cannington’s Shannon Beadows, with teammates Randy Grant, Terry Jenkins and Dave Farr, had five wins and two losses by last Saturday night when they beat Unionville’s John Bell (2-5) 8 to 4. Al Hutchinson’s Blue Water curlers were atop the standings at 6 wins, one loss.

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North Durham Blades headed to Provincial Championships The long winter has brought some great news to the North, as three teams from the the North Durham Blades girls hockey Association - midgets, bantam C, and atoms - are heading to Ottawa for the OWHA Provincial Championships, beginning on Thursday, April 4. The atoms advanced with a strong victory over Whitby, taking the series in two straight games. In game 1, Whitby was a tough team to battle from the opening face-off with both teams pounding the ice end to end. Blades stopper Hannah Goode was sharp turning away shot after shot with help from defensive players Micha Pilote and Katie Miller. The scoring opened up when Jessica Tonna blasted a shot from the point to the left corner of the net, with Ella Weitzman and Sierra Morrison causing the Wildcats some scrambling in front of their net minder. Tonna was assisted by Brittany Hackner and Kennedy Feasby. At the 7:40 mark of the second period, strong support on the

blue line from Lynsey Roulston and Katie Miller helped the Blades put the attack on Whitby that set up a dandy wrap around by Grace Anderson with the assist to Katrina McBain and Madelyn Fox to give the Blades a 2-0 lead. The third period saw Whitby rewarded on a penalty shot that went off Goode’s face mask to find the back of the net at the 8:41, mark cutting the Blades lead to one. With total team effort, the Blades put the pressure on and at the 3:21 mark, Anderson got her second goal of the game with the assist to Weitzman. From that point forward until the buzzer, the Blades kept Whitby off the score sheet. The series then headed to home ice and this was a faster, stronger game, with the defensive game turned up a notch on both benches. The scoring chances were limited as Goode was sharp again between the pipes. With a 0-0 score heading into the third, the fans were watching a nail biter.

The North Durham Blades Atoms are one of three local teams, along with the Bantams and Midgets that will be heading to Ottawa next month for the OWHA Provincial Championships as girls’ hockey celebrates another successful year in North Durham. SUBMITTED PHOTO At the 7:04 mark, the Blades Tristyn Dellandrea scored in the slot after being set up by Sierra Morrison and Ella Weitzman to take a 1-0 lead. Strong checking at both ends of the ice by Whitney Tarasewicz and Brittany

Hackner caused Whitby’s top line a lot of difficulty and limited them to zero scoring chances throughout the game. Weitzman found the back of the net for the Blades at the 3:44 mark with assists to McBain and Hackner. The Blades held

onto this lead until the final buzzer to earn the series victory and a trip to Ottawa. The Blades teams have all had solid seasons, the challenge is there, the opportunity is yours to take and enjoy. Go Blades Go!

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The Cobra Metal Manufacturing Uxbridge Stars Minor PeeWee AE team will be squaring off for provincial bragging rights this weekend when they begin their OMHA Championship series against the Flamborough Sabres.

The Stars booked their ticket to the championship round on Thursday, March 7, in Sutton when they downed the Georgina Blaze by a score of 3-1 to win the best-of-five series in four games. The championship action is scheduled to get underway with a double header this weekend at

Scugog Mens Hockey League Fundraiser

On December 7, 2012 the Scugog Men’s Hockey League held a fundraising dance at the Scugog Community Center. The dance raised $4906.00 for two local charities. Operation Scugog was the main beneficiary, as the league donated $3750.00 to the great cause. The remaining $1156.00 was donated to the Community Care Scugog. This night would not have been a success without the help of our volunteers Ashley, Leanne, Brittney, Amy, Julia and Leslie, the leagues 20 sponsors as well as Dave, Matt & Mike Roth & Stephen Connors of Investor’s Group who donated a generous $2000.00. We wish to thank all of the local businesses who generously donated prizes; Investors Group Whitby, Marlin Travel - Port Perry, Vos’ Independent Grocer, CARHA Hockey, Original Six Memorabilia, Todd Soomre and Sean Patterson. Thank you to everyone in attendance for supporting our community.

Uxrena. The series opens on Saturday, March 16 with the sides squaring off at 4:30 p.m. The action picks back up on Sunday, with the Stars and Sabres set to tangle at 3:45 p.m. Next weekend, the action shifts to Flamborough with Game 3 set for Saturday, March 23 at 3:15 p.m. Game 4, if necessary will also be played in Flamborough on Sunday, March 24 at 6 p.m. Should a Game 5 be needed, it will be contested in Uxbridge on Saturday, March 30 at 3 p.m. In other minor hockey news, the Minor Atom Stars dream season came to a close last week when they were eliminated in their semi-final series with the Orillia Terriers. As well, a trio of local teams are seeking Lakeshore League Championships. The Minor PeeWee A Stars will lock horns with the Ajax Knights, while the PeeWee A Port Perry Predators are set to do battle with the Whitby Blue Wildcats in their Lakeshore Championship round. The Minor Midget Stars will face-off with Kingston to round out championship action in North Durham.

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AT REST RIDER, James Andrew

Suddenly after a short illness on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, at age 79. Jim Rider of Port Perry, beloved husband of the late Vivian (nee Johnston) and the late Gerri (nee McCammond). Devoted dad of Heather Davidson and her husband Brian (deceased) of Oshawa, and Penny Schofield and her husband Phillip of Uxbridge. Cherished grandpa of Lonnie Schofield (Naomi) Steven Davidson (Marcie), Kurt Schofield (Tracy), Shawn Davidson (Tracie) and Paul Schofield (Celeste) Beloved great grandpa of Hayden, Carter, Sullivan, Talia, Reed, Shayne, Lilly, Dylan and Grayson. Survived by his sister Marjorie Redman of Port Perry and predeceased by his sisters Ena Harris and Dorothy Bourgeois and his brothers Harold and David Rider. A life long and much loved resident of Port Perry, Jim’s contagious laughter and clever wit will be missed by his family and his many friends. The family of Jim Rider will receive friends at the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, “McDermott-Panabaker Chapel”, 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-9852171) on Thursday, March 14th from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. A Service to celebrate his life will be held in the Port Perry United Church on Friday, March 15th at 11 a.m. with Reverend Elaine Hall officiating. Private interment Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. On-line condolences may be left at

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Peacefully, on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the Community Nursing Home in Port Perry, in her 94th year. Martha, dearly loved wife of the late John van Bilsen (2011). She will be sadly missed by her family Jonathan, Donna, Johnny, Juliette and Sofia, Lawrence and Nellie. The family of Martha van Bilsen received friends at the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, “McDermottPanabaker Chapel”, 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Friday, March 8th from 3 – 4 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Alzheimer Association of Durham Region or a charity of your choice. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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

WARREN, Clara – In loving memory of a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great, great grandmother who passed away three years ago on March 11, 2010. “An Angel on Earth”.

We once had something special That money couldn’t buy We had a special love Then had to say Goodbye. Our memories and our photos Are all we have to touch Of a very special person Who we loved and miss so much. Mom, you did so many things for us Your heart was kind and true. When we needed someone We could always count on you. Those special years will not return When we were all together But with the love that’s in our hearts You’ll walk with us forever. Always loved and remembered every day by Joan, Phyllis, Jack, Nancy, Linda and families. We miss you Mom!


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CARD OF THANKS KRISTIN LYNN RENAUD The family of the late Kristin Renaud would like to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the love and support we have received after the sudden passing of our precious Kristin. We wish to thank the staff at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry as well as a special thank you to the staff in the New Life Centre for their kindness and support. Thank you to the wonderful community of Port Perry for your outpouring support, random acts of kindness, and expressions of sympathy. We would also like to thank Myles and Mark at the Wagg Funeral Home for their guidance and support. Thank you to the emergency personnel involved, Police, Fire Department and Paramedics, our deepest respect and gratitude. Many thanks for the beautiful service held at the Port Perry United Church in honour of Kristin, for those who spoke we are forever grateful for your words of comfort and reflection. Thank you for the musical tribute performed by Bryan Howarth and Rory Taillon as it touched our hearts and honoured Kristin’s love of music. Thank you to the United Church Ladies Auxillary for the lovely luncheon. Thank you to our family and friends for your incredible support and love during this difficult time. Every caring word, card of sympathy, floral arrangement, food brought to our home, and the many memorial donations received, we will forever be grateful for. Dave, Cathy, Mark, Kim, Lilly, Kalea and Chris

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Easter Food Drive March 28-30 Please place food donations in the drop boxes at Vos’ Independent, Food Basics, Foodland Cash of cheque donations may be received at the Food Bank on Wednesdays, 12 noon-4 p.m. or mail to: Operation Scugog, Box 353 Port Perry ONT. L9L 1A4 For further information leave a message: 905-985-3087 Also: Operation Scugog Children’s Clothing Consignment Sale Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m. - 12 noon Scugog Community Centre, Reach Rd. (beside the Arena) 905-985-7030 for info.

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ARIES (March 20-April 19): Mars is giving you plently of energy to accomplish whatever you have to do. Put some of your vitality into physical exercise. Just make sure you balance your needs with those of others. TAURUS (April 19-May 20): Work independently behind the scenes. You will rejuvenate your energy if you direct it into actively pursuing your dreams and creating your own vision. This is a great time to do research work. GEMINI (May 20-June 21): You could become involved with a group or join a professional assocation, where you network with powerful people. Friendships change, old friends may leave your life to make room for new ones. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Career ambitions are the focus of the next five weeks. You can experience some frustrations on the job, but if you would like to start your own business, this is an excellent time. Complete outstanding projects. LEO (July 22-Aug. 22): A good time to promote your own ideas and beliefs, you can sell anything, including yourself, but should not force your ideas or opinions. Expand your mind through travel and education. VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 22): Financial issues will be on your agenda over the next five weeks. Start working on your tax return. Take cost cutting measures and pay off outstanding debts. Avoid disagreements with your partner over money.

LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 23): Be assertive, stand up to anyone who tries to tell you what to do. Deal with any unresolved partnership issues. If single, you could meet a potential partner while participating in a sport. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 22): The next five weeks will be a hardworking cycle. You may have a take on a heavier workload or a challenging new assignment,. Just remember to share the credit with co-workers. Try not to overdo anything. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You will not want to put up with anyone who suppresses your ideas or restricts your movements. Take up a new, creative hobby during this highly imaginative cycle. Go after the things you want. CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 19): Expend your energy working around the house, but avoid conflicts in your domestic environment. Some people start a second business. Try to find a balance between your home life and business responsibilities. AQUARIUS (Jan. 19-Feb. 19): A silver tongue orator, you will be able to sell your ideas more effectively, but should not skip over details. Avoid being overly assertive. Slow down on the road when driving short distances. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your spending habits are spotlighted over the next five weeks. Financially ambitious, you want to improve your bottom line. Do not spend money on impulse or buy things you cannot really afford.

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Blackstock nature artist recognized by Ducks Unlimited SCUGOG: A Scugog wildlife artist is among nine entrants chosen by Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) to be in the National Art Portfolio (NAP), in an effort to raise much-needed funds for wetland conservation. Clint Jammer of Blackstock was among those artists to be chosen by the organization to be added to the portfolio. Every year, hundreds of nature artists from across Canada submit their work to the NAP in the hopes of having it chosen for the portfolio. The selected artists have their artwork made into limited edition prints and are given national exposure through DUC fundraising auctions. The money raised through the NAP supports DUC’s onthe-ground wetland conservation work, scientific research and education programs. Limited edition prints of Mr. Jammer’s paintings ‘Time Out’ and ‘Turbulent Waters’ will be given national exposure through DUC fundraising auctions. The proceeds

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‘Time Out’ by Clint Jammer of auction sales will go towards conserving Canada’s wetlands. Other artists selected for inclusion in the 2013 NAP include: - Maurade Baynton – Sherwood Park, Alta. - Darren Haley – Calgary, Alta. - Terry Isaac – Penticton, B.C. - Denis Mayer Jr. – Burnaby, B.C. - Olaf Schneider – Toronto, Ont. - Glen C. Scrimshaw – Duck Lake, Sask. - Derek C. Wicks – Coldwater, Ont. - John Zacharias – Sherwood Park, Alta. “We are excited and honoured to have such a talented group of artists featured in our National Art Portfolio this year,” said Scott Baker, national manager of retail

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programs for DUC. “The portfolio is a unique program that not only promotes our outstanding nature artists, but the growing need to conserve the natural areas that inspire their work. Our artists are true conservationists, and we applaud them for choosing to pick up a paintbrush and do what they love as a way to give back to nature.” For more than 30 years, artists have provided their artwork to help DUC conserve and protect Canada’s marshes and ponds. Last year was a record-breaking year for submissions, with 943 paintings considered. Throughout 2013, DUC will celebrate its diamond anniversary. To honour 75 years of conservation excellence, a number of activities and initiatives have been planned, including a series of events where 2013 NAP artist prints will be available. Prints are also available through DUC’s Sealed Bid Auction program at over 3,000 locations across Canada. For a complete list of program and artist information, visit

Peter Pan in Uxbridge The award winning Duff lebag Theatre Company of Toronto is bringing their interactive performance of Peter Pan to Uxbridge. Dufflebag actors will retell the Peter Pan story adding to it their own wit, humour and audience participation. The performance is a truly unique interactive theatrical experience for all ages and will take place on Sunday, March 24 at Uxbridge Public School at 1 p.m. Durham Farm and Rural Family Resources are thrilled with this opportunity to create an afternoon of family fun with Duffle Bag Theatre Company and would like to thank our event sponsors – Dr. Vi Tu Banh and Associates Optometrists and Dr. Michael Banh, Uxbridge Family Dentistry for their support of this event. A huge thank you also goes out to the following sponsors without whom this amazing event would not be possible: Silver Sponsors – BDO Dunwoody; Bonner Boys; Community Cleaning; Ian Morrison, Remax;

Lant Insurance Brokers; Roxy Theatre; Take Root Creative; Uxbridge Rotary and Bronze Sponsors – Brooks Farms, The Clubhouse and M & M’s. A small silent auction will also take place with various items donated by local business. Snacks will be available. All proceeds will support DFRFR programming. Durham Farm and Rural Family Resources provides Ontario Early Years programming free of charge in the communities of Uxbridge, Beaverton, Cannington and Sunderland, in addition to a subsidized seasonal On Farm Childcare program. The event will be held on Sunday, March 24, at the Uxbridge Public School from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Blue Heron Books and Little Acorn in Uxbridge as well as at all DFRFR resource centres. Cost for a family pass is $50 (two adults and four kids), or $15 per individual ticket. A limited amount of tickets are available, advance tickets are recommended to avoid disappointment.

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Bantam Preds knocked out

NEED FOR SPEED: Jonas Parker blazes into the Oshawa zone during the Minor Bantam Predators 2-1 victory over the Oshawa Jr. Generals on Saturday, March 9, at Scugog Arena. The marathon Lakeshore League semi-final series between the two clubs ended the next night in Oshawa with the Jr. Generals skating to victory in Game 8 by a final score of 3-1, to win the series nine points to seven.

Second gala fundraiser for new animal shelter happens May 4 The New Animal Shelter for UxbridgeScugog is pleased to present the second annual Gimme Shelter Gala on Saturday, May 4, at Mill Run Golf Club in Uxbridge. The event, hosted by well-known Canadian actor and comedian Neil Crone, kicks off with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner. A silent and live auction will be held along with numerous draws for prizes, all leading up to the featured door prize of a Caribbean dream trip for two — a $3,500 travel voucher with My Wedding Away. Tickets are priced at $125 each or $900 for a reserved table of eight. A tax receipt will be issued for $50 per ticket. They will be available as of Saturday March 9 in person at Pet Valu in Port Perry and Uxbridge (cash or cheque), or on-line at The goal of the event is twofold: to increase community awareness and support of the new shelter and to raise $40,000 for the building fund. This wouldn’t be possible without the dedicated and generous backing of the event sponsors: Presenting

Sponsor, McDonald’s Restaurants of Uxbridge and Scugog; Venue Sponsor, Mill Run Golf Club; Entertainment Sponsor, Vos’ Independent Grocer; Wine Sponsor, Williamson Uxbridge; Program Sponsor, Canadian Tire; Ticket Sponsor, Rutledge Jewellers; Dessert Sponsor, Pet Hospital on Main. Sponsorship opportunities for the reception and bar are still available as well as additional gold and corporate sponsors. For more information, send an e-mail to fundraising@animal-shelter. ca or call 416-840-4470. The New Animal Shelter for UxbridgeScugog is a designated charitable organization (registration number 85317 3300 RR0001) created by a volunteer group of concerned citizens to build a new facility to replace the outdated and inadequate existing shelter. The goal is to raise the estimated $1 million needed to fund the new shelter, scheduled to open in 2015 at 5500 Lakeridge Road. Visit for more information on the organization, volunteer opportunities and to make a donation online.


adoptable pets... “SYDNEY”


1360 Reach Street, Port Perry



4 yr old neutered male, has been here the longest

Found male akita Goodwood area, help us find his owner! Needs experienced handler.

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2 yr old neutered male, quiet, good with cats

1yr old spayed female, would like to be the sole spoiled pet in your home



14yr old senior male pointer mix, super happy bouncy guy

6month old spayed female, lovely cuddly cat

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