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Talking trails in Uxbridge BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

UXBRIDGE: The movement of trail systems away from sensitive lands and the preservation of historic buildings are among the highlights of a new environmental management plan affecting lands within Uxbridge Township. Uxbridge councillors recently got an update on the Toronto Region Conservation Authority’s East Duffins Creek management plan, which, according to TRCA spokesperson Adam Szaflarski, will be implemented over a 15-year timeframe. The $2.375 million plan, approved in principle in

March, is now seeking the support from involved municipalities including Uxbridge (council approved the plan on June 24), which contains a large portion of lands involved. A finalized version of the plan is anticipated in September. Among the plan’s highlights, said Mr. Szaflarski, will be the relocation of numerous trails – approximately 100 km – away from lands identified as sensitive, as well as the maintenance and preservation of several historic buildings, including the Walker Mill, which Mr. Szaf larski said would likely be turned into an “interpretive feature”

accessible to the public, depending on how safe the current structure is. “There’s some work needed to keep it safe,” said Mr. Szaflarski. “It may only be a viewing feature. It’s the cultural heritage treasure of the property.” Councillors offered their support for the plan, with Ward 5 Councillor Gord Highet looking toward the potential economic benefits for the township. “If we can get one per cent of the trail users into town,” said the councillor, who also sits on the township’s trails committee, “that’s still a very large number of people going shopping here.”

Parking fees a no-GO BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

HAPPY CANADA DAY!: Scugog and Uxbridge Town Crier Bill McKee declares beginning of the Canada Day opening ceremonies in Port Perry, which once again drew massive crowds to Palmer Park. See Pages 12 and 13 for more photos from Canada Day in North Durham. BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard

DURHAM: Local commuters using GO trains and buses won’t be paying a little extra after all, following a lively discussion by Regional council regarding the potential introduction of parking fees at the service’s lots and garages. The issue of GO parking fees was one of a pair of amendments introduced by Ajax Mayor Steve Parish, during a discussion of Durham’s response to a provincial report on the next phase of the Metrolinx transit expansion project. Twenty members of council voted against the proposal. The notion of investigating a parking fee was previously removed from the report, during a discussion at the Region’s Finance and Administration committee. Durham Finance Commissioner RJ Clapp explained that the parking fee was originally discussed with Durham Region Transit as a “mechanism to assist local transit expenditures.” The Ajax mayor’s second amendment - regarding proposed changes to the Region’s Development Charge Act, which

would allow for Durham to direct more funding toward its cycling plan - was also voted down. According to Mayor Parish, the GO parking fees could serve as a way for the Region to not only recoup some costs related to the maintenance of Durham Region Transit, but to also help reduce rush hour gridlock by limiting the number of vehicles parked at GO lots. “We pay a lot of money for our transit service and everything that enhances that service,” said Mayor Parish. “But there’s no such thing as free – free means someone else is paying for it. By charging a reasonable fee for parking at GO stations, that makes people make a sound economic decision whether to take the car or take a bus. The Westney Rd. station is very much overloaded during rush hour. This won’t raise big money, but it will send a message and the money is best raised by helping people make a better decision regarding transit. Along the lakefront municipalities, gridlock is an issue that is costing the Region millions of dollars every year.” T U R N TO PAG E 5

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Blackstock roars this weekend

The two-night event takes place tomorrow (July 5) at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday (July 6) at 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds, located at 3440 Church St. Friday night will fea-

Ribfest returns to Uxbridge, July 19 UXBRIDGE: Elgin Park is getting saucy again later this month, when the Uxbridge Ribfest returns for its second year later this month. The event takes place from Friday, July 19 to Sunday, July 21, in the central Uxbridge park and promises plenty of fun for all ages. With the reinvented Ribfest returning for year two after a successful inaugural event, this year’s event features several Ontario ribbers offering mouth-watering ribs, chicken and pulled pork sandwiches, including Horn Dawgs Smokin BBQ, Crabby’s B.B.Q Shack, Texas Rangers and Chop Shop BBQ. The 2013 edition of Ribfest will also feature hot air balloon rides, a midway

and rides from Astro Entertainment, classic car show, a vendor’s area and live music from acts including Leah Daniels, Alli Walker, Brett Kingswell, Eric Paul and the Little White Lies band. The event will also be giving back to the community, with proceeds going to a number of charities including Canadian Tire Jumpstart for Kids, 1st Port Perry Scouts, the Bonner Boys, the Lucy Maud Montgomery Society, the Foster Memorial and Teen Start. Admission to Ribfest is free, but a donation of $5, which will go toward the charities, is suggested. For more information, visit www. Uxbridge Ribfest can also be found on Facebook.

HORSING AROUND: Karl Slezak and his horse Yoshi race through jumps at Dreamcrest on June 29 in the OHTI Horse Trials. OHTI Championships BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard return on September 7, 2013.


SCUGOG: The roar of engines returns to the Blackstock Fairgrounds this weekend, as the annual Blackstock Truck and Tractor Pull takes over the track.

ture local 4x4 gas-powered trucks and hot stock 4x4 trucks, as well as modified farm tractors, super modified 4x4 trucks and single engine modified tractors. Saturday’s line-up boasts local 4x4 diesel trucks, mini modified tractors, super stock 4x4 trucks, as well as both light and heavy pro stock tractors. A beer garden will also be available at the event. Admission is $10 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Parking for the event is $2. For more information, contact Janice Beechey at 905-986-0035 or Joan Swain at 905-986-0775 or visit

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

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Horoscope Column

by Joan Ann Evelyn | 905-725-9179 |

By Kathy Islund 1 6 10 14 15 16 17 19 20 21 23 24 27 29 33 34 35 37 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 48 50 52 53 54 56 61 63 66 67 68 69 70 71

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

ARIES (March 20-April 19): Host a family reunion or visit your home town. Contact someone, from your past, you have not seen for a long time. Some Ariens will add to their family during the coming year. Buy or sell real estate.

LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 23): More confident in your personal skills and talents, you should enjoy the recognition you get for your efforts. Careerwise, you are “in the right place at the right time” to get promoted.

GEMINI (May 20-June 21): You could attract greater financial opportunities over the next few months, but do not spend money as fast as you earn it. Look for ways to increase your financial assets. A raise or bonus is possible.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You can benefit from joint, business or corporate finances. A good year to get involved in a business partnership, you will gain if you join forces with others in this positive financial cycle.

TAURUS (April 19-May 20): If you do not complete a special project before starting a new one, you will be operating in a state of crisis management. Go back to school as a teacher or student. Write a book and get it published.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): More confident and optimistic, you should get out and about and meet new people. Relationships work to your advantage now. Decide what you would like to achieve and create your own opportunities.

3 Needs a doc 4 For the taking 5 Important court action 6 Org. for doctors 7 Leg, in slang 8 Kin of “By Jove!” 9 Kitchen add-on 10 Turkish military title 11 Certain superhero’s nickname 12 For punishment 13 Relieve, as a thirst 18 Get by working 22 Term of endearment, for a frat

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boy Heart’s bloodline Sweet roll As found Feet, or four-footed friends Fencer’s blade Happy couple exiting a chapel “Father Knows Best” actress Donahue Converted from coal via distillation Wile E. Coyote’s preferred brand Porgy’s love

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Imagined in one’s mind Wedding VIP ___ chi Far from scarce Cousins of legends Mountain bird nest Moppet New kid on the block Muslim leader Like a fashionable arrival First grandkid of Adam Not pre- or -post“The ___ Million Dollar Man” Detonation maker

LEO (July 22-Aug. 22): You will experience a renewed sense of inner peace and harmony. Spend time alone with your thoughts to enhance your creative inspiration. Do not overextend yourself by giving too much to others. VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 22): Benefits come from friends or by participating in group activities. The new people you meet will prove to be especially valuable as time goes by. Make a contribution to the community by doing volunteer work.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 22): Mentally restless, your mind wants and needs constant stimulation. Study a subject you would enjoy learning, like philosophy or metaphysics. Hitch your dreams to a star and try to reach it now.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 19): If you are looking for a good time to get married, choose a date during the next year. If you are already married, you and your partner will flow much easier with one another. Your circle of contacts will expand.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 19-Feb. 19): Your talents will be in demand at work and your workload will be larger. Co-workers should be easier to get along with. Avoid overworking and overeating. Take a pet to the veterinarian. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You will have an active social life and meet new people over the next few months. If single, you should get out and enjoy the dating scene. You could meet a significant other. Learn a new hobby or enroll in an art class.

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Council debates merit of parking fees F RO M PAG E 1

Several councillors weighed in on the matter, with many stating that such additional fees would serve only to punish transit users and possibly put more cars on the road. “You’re penalizing people for using transit,” said Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster, “and you’re going to have the opposite result of what you’re looking for.” Other councillors raised the matter of commuters travelling from North Durham communities of Scugog, Uxbridge and Brock. “What about northern communities?” said Oshawa Councillor Nancy Diamond. “They have no service. To be charged an additional charge to drive to a GO station is not reasonable. We have to look at the reality of what we already pay and what our responsibility is. It’s not acceptable that further costs be put on Durham commuters.” Added Scugog Councillor Bobbie Drew: “At first blush, it seems like the responsible thing to do, however, in discussion at the community level, it revealed that more than half of our municipalities do not have sufficient transit service to get them down to the GO. We in the north and in Clarington should not expect to pay parking when we don’t have any other alternative.” Whitby Mayor Pat Perkins said that if such a fee were to be introduced, it would have to “provide incentive to users rather

Skateboards, scooters and BMX bikes fill up the bowl, at the opening of Uxbridge’s new skateboard park on June 22. BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard

than appear as a cash grab,” through measures such as premium parking spots for monthly transit pass holders. She added that such fees could also push vehicles into adjacent neighbourhoods and the parking lots of local businesses. “By imposing costs to everyone, you’d find adjacent properties would be used for parking,” said the Whitby mayor, citing similar issues that previously arose from a Pickering GO station. “If you charge people to use facilities, it will have the same impact on neighbours. It will be a cost to those neighbours to put in security to top people from using lots for free. It’s counter-intuitive to go this route.” Regional Chair Roger Anderson said that the solution to the gridlock problem lies not with charging commuters to park but with aging infrastructure across the GTA. “The six billion dollar

SFD review on hold SCUGOG: At last week’s meeting of Scugog Council, councillors declined to approve the award of Scugog Fire Service’s operational review contract to Dillon Consulting. Due to the nature and gravity of this decision, township staff are regrouping, considering what steps are to be taken in the future, and trying to build a more specific process, according to Scugog CAO Bev Hendry. The decision of who will get the contract is being deferred until a future council meeting. Editor’s note: In last week’s edition of The Standard, it was incorrectly stated that the review had been approved. The Standard regrets the error.

deficit is because of old Toronto infrastructure,” said the chair, citing the Allen expressway as among the problem areas.

“There’s a whole bunch of issues if you charge for parking which may add to the problem. It’s a catch 22.”

Port man charged in pharmacy robberies SCUGOG: A 29-year-old Port Perry man was among three suspects arrested by police following a string of pharmacy robberies in Durham Region and Toronto. Last Wednesday (June 26) and Thursday (June 27), three search warrants were executed in relation to the eight pharmacy robberies, as a result of a joint investigation between the Durham Regional Police Major Crime Robbery Unit and the Toronto Police Service Hold Up Unit. Patrick Derrane, 29, of Port Perry, along with Tim Barber, 30, of Oshawa and Brian Barber,47 of Toronto, all face several charges in connection with the pharmacy robberies. All three were held in custody in Toronto for a bail hearing. The robberies in Durham - four in Oshawa and one in Brooklin - occurred between April 1 and May 22. Anyone with any new information about this investigation is asked to call Det. Houston of the Major Crime Robbery Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5360.



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NORTH DURHAM Thursday, July 4 Strawberry Social Dinner – hosted annually by district Women’s Institutes - is at Scugog Community Centre on Reach Road at 6pm.Tickets available at the door: adults $10, children 6 and under free, children 7 – 12 $5.00. Gather up family and friends for a meal and entertainment and help support the W.I. 4 H Scholarship Fund. Wednesday, July 17 Greenbank Cemetery Tour - Larry Doble and Paul Arculus host this walk at 7 p.m.Greenbank Cemetery - on north side of Cragg Rd., About 1km. West of Highway 12. All are welcome, no walk fee, but the hat will be passed for contributions to the Historical Society. For more information, contact Bill Minors at Books Galore & More at booksgalore@powergate. ca or Friday, July 19 to Sunday, July 21 Pearl Gardens in Greenbank open to visitors, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 18 Pearl Dr. Free admission, potted daylilies available for sale. Visit for more information. Wednesday, July 24 Island music on the Island - steel drum band performing at Port Perry Baptist Church, 2210 Hwy. 7A, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 26 Mount Pleasant Womens Institute Hall, 2432 County Road # 10 welcomes Don Maynard a Champion Gardener - Kitchen Designer - Master Carpenter and Andy Harjula a retired tree planter. Pre-registration is required, because of limited space. The workshops are at 3 pm; 4 pm or 5 pm. Register at: or at 705-2771825. This is an opportunity to learn how to grow multiple varieties of fruit on a single tree. Good Will offering to the Women’s Institute will be appreciated or a donation of used children’s soccer shoes etc. for children in Belize, Central America. The workshop is held simultaneously with the Farmers Market, at the same location. Sunday, July 28 Sunderland Cemetery annual Decoration Day service, 2 p.m. Bring your own lawn chair. In case of bad weather the service will be held at St. Andrew’s Church in Sunderland. Everyone welcome. August 19 - 23 Seagrave United Church Summer camp for ages 4 - 12 years. 1:30 - 4:30 Aug. 19 - 23, 2013 Cost $10 per child or $25 per family. Crafts, puppets, songs, games, snacks - FUN, FUN, FUN! Call 905-983-3595 to pre-register or for more info.

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BLACKSTOCK by Joyce Kelly It is hard to believe that the 38th annual Truck and Tractor Pull will be held this weekend. Help is required for cleanup after each pull - ideal for students looking for community service hours. Call Joan at 905-9860775 for times. On Tuesday evening, a large crowd attended the CCPS graduation. The following students received their diplomas - Nicole Bray, Brandon Brewster, Patricia Campbell, Jodie Craig, Eric Ferguson, Jeffrey Goris, Hunter Gouin, Taylor Grills, Bailey Hailey, Marianne Hansen, Mariah Howard, Faith Kerr, Ashley Krawchuck, Dryden Kuipers, Isaac Lalonde, Clay Larmer, Jacob Lee, Braiden Linington, Morgan Lyons, Stephanie Manning, Matthew Martin, Myles Martin, Courtney McClure, Taylor McClure, Clay McIntyre, Grace McIntyre, Jaimi Pollard, Austin Raaphorst, Ryan Ray, Emma Reesor, Brandon Sinclair, Austin Smith, Eric Soper-Hawes,

Riley Spencer, Aurora Storm, Darren Taylor, Brayden Timmers, Grace Whitaker and Elston Wilson. Clay Larmer delivered an impressive valedictory address. With the closing of the high school, there is a number of yearbooks available for free at my house. Call 905-986-4275 to see if any are available in your year. The final Commencement Excercises for the CHS were held on Wednesday evening. The following grads received their diplomas - Hailey Butler, Tamara Catalano, Samueal Clemens, Anthony Collier, Cary Craig, Derek Deurwaarder, Cassandra Elik, Justin Green, Katie Grove, Rory Halfyard, Jennifer Horton, Cassandra-Lee James, Brittany Kesteven, Cole Marko, Katie McGee, Payge Pollett, Cassidy Smith, Michael Smith, Angela Vogel and Jayde Williams. Anthony Collier delivered an impressive valedictorian address.

CAESAREA by Eleanor Colwell June 20 was the last night of euchre for this season and it was a big night with a total of 50 people. Here are the results from June 20th: 1st - S Stephenson, 2nd - K VanCamp, 3rd - K Rohrer, 4th - R Bradburn, 5th - M Suggitt, 6th D Sheehey, 7th(tie) - L Zych & D Trunks, 8th - W VanCamp, 9th - P Norton, 10th - L Carder, 11th (tie) - E Nelson, R Harrison, M Trunks, M Trull, D Smith & M Smith; Most Lone Hands - M Suggitt; Low Score - A Mastin.

There were special prizes because of season end and it was very busy with lots of food for our potluck and birthday cake for special birthdays. We are back again on Thursday, September 5, the first Thursday after Labour Day. See you in September. Have you had an opportunity yet to enjoy a Carter Burger? If not, it’s a must at the Tractor Pull this weekend. Just come by the Lions foodbooth and order one. You won’t be sorry!

Some Lions birthdays are being celebrated this month: July 3 – Lion Al Brown and July 23 – Lion Doug Benns. And there are several wedding anniversaries: Lions John & Connie Ashmore on July 5, Lion Doug & Debbie Hudson – July 8, Lion Carter & Donna Roberts – July 11, and Lion Keith and Audrey Brown – July 18. Best wishes to all. The next column I write will be from the Lions International Convention in Hamburg, Germany.

GREENBANK by Mary Jean Till Congratulations to Greenbank Grade 6 graduates who were celebrated on Tuesday, June 25, at a special ceremony. Greenbakn/Epsom former students who graduated from S.A. Cawker P.S. on June 25 are also congratulated as they start Grade 9 in September. The twin schools were well represented with special award recipients, as well as their graduation certificates! Glad to know Elain Watson’s hip surgery went well, I wish her a good recovery. Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary to Pauline and Newton Reed, who will be celebrating with family and friends on Sunday, July 7, 2013, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Uxbridge Legion Hall (109 Franklin Street).

In their Canada colours, Helen Hadden and Marie Foster greeted the congregation to an excellent Canada Day service with Rev. Paul who spoke of Canada - past, present and future. Services continue at 11 a.m. at Greenbank, through July and August. Happy Birthday to Rev. Paul and Maya Higeli. There will be a euchre night at Greenabnk Hall, Firday, July 12, doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance from Mission Team or call 905-985-2006 or e-mail The annual Ontario County Holstein Club twilight meeting will be held on Friday, July 7, at Parbro Farms (935, 9th Line, Scugog) with beef/pork barbeque starting at 6:30 p.m.

SCUGOG ISLAND by Jeanne C. Le Saux Pow Wow is July 20 and 21, all are welcome to come out. Each day begins at 12 noon with a grand entry, lots of great drumming and many vendors selling their goods along with Pow Wow Food - the number one favourite is Indian tacos! Pow Wow is an alcohol and drug free event, as well as no pets allowed. Also please feel free to bring your own chairs. On the morning of each day there will be a Sunrise Ceremony starting at sunrise, followed by a breakfast for those in attendance of the Ceremony. Women are request to wear a long skirt. There is rough camping available for those who wish. For more information

check out the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation web page or call 905985-3337 and your call will be directed. The Youth Worker has planned a whole lot of activities to the keep the children of the First Nation Community, active and occupied over the summer months while they are out of school. Congratulations to all the children who passed and will be moving on to the next grade in the fall. Call to Worship was called by Rev. Catharina Bowers, a warm welcome went out to all. We would like to send out thanks to Trish Clifford for providing special music at the service. Appreciation goes out to Doug and

Suzie Baird for providing the refreshments at the time for fellowship following the service. United Churches Giant Pot Luck Dinner September 1, at 11 a.m. at Cartwright Fields in Nestleton . Ministry though July Catharina Bowers July 7, Doug Baird on both July 14, and 21. Happy Birthdays goes out to: Brenda Stowell-Smith, Kelly La Rocca, Calvin Forbes, Norman Edgar, George Freeman, and to Susan Edwards. Happy Birthday to anyone I may have missed! I can be reached by phone at 9059857662 or by e-mail at jc.lesaux@

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SEAGRAVE by Robin Drew & Jean Short Hope that everyone enjoyed the first long weekend of summer. Students, enjoy your summer vacation. Joan Lee hosted a vocal and piano recital with her students at Seagrave Church on Friday evening, which was very entertaining. Judy Mitchell from Moosamin, Sask. is visiting with Don and Betty Lou Beacock for a few days. Don was seen driving around the village on his Farmall tractor that was decorated with Canadian Flags! Birthday Greetings to Rev. Paul (July 2) and Marjorie Chambers who will celebrate her 82nd birthday on July 6. Happy Anniversary to Don and Betty Lou Beacock on July 6.

Welcome to Carol Coleman who has moved to Seagrave. Next Sunday, July 7, Joan Lee, our organist is having a jam session prior to the service at 9:15. The Choir, dressed in red and white sang This Land is our Land accompanied by Joan. Mark your calendars for the Seagrave yeard sale wrapup party, July 7 at 3 p.m .All volunteers are invited to a pot-luck at the Huestis’ - 25 Isabella St, Seagrave. Please bring a pot-luck dish, a beverage and a lawn chair. July 13 - 6 p.m. Miller Memorial Church presents Christmas In July Turkey & Meatball Buffet with all the fixin’s, door prizes and Christmas Carols. To reserve a seat,

please call 705-786-2179 or email millermemorial@hotmail. com for more information. July 28 - 1 p.m. Fun Day of Golf at Crestwood Golf Course. Golf and steak dinner $35, dinner only $15 each. Call Rick at 905-9858383 to register. Aug. 19 - 23 Seagrave Church’s Summer Camp for children ages 4 to 12 years. Cost is $10 each or $25 per family. Please call 985-3595 for more information or for pre-registration. Seagrave Church will be closed for Sunday Services July 14, 21, 28 and August 4. Greenbank Church will be open these Sundays and all are welcome to attend. Services will resume at Seagave Church on August 11.

SUNDERLAND by Denise Brown I am using this quote to begin this column today, which is Canada Day. My upbringing in Canada made me the person I am. I will always be proud to be a Canadian. - Jim Carrey We all spend time on this day thinking how privileged and happy that we are to be living in such a wonderful, beautiful, safe and healthy etc. country, and so I hope that you all had an amazing Canada Day! Coming right up on July 28 at 2 p.m. is the Sunderland Cemetery Decoration Day Service. Family and Friends are all invited to come. This Service is always a lovely, peaceful time to stop and remember those that have passed before us. There will be music by Lynda Wood and the Northern Strings and the guest speaker will be Evelyn Chambers. In case of rain, the service will be at St. Andrew’s United church. Summer hours at the United churches are, at St. James Vroomanton until July 28 at 10 a.m. and then the services move to St. Andrew’s from August 4 till September 1 at 10 a.m. On June 21, our firefighters were recognized on Survivor Day and awarded the Lightning Bolt Pin. Captain Glen Lindensmith, Acting Captain Chad Wilson, Captain Dennis Teefy, District Chief Stan Wilson, and firefighters Shawn Hargreaves, Les Smith and Ian Graydon were honoured. Hope that you are having a warm, dry summer so far and a safe and healthy one as well. -- A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. James Dent

ZEPHYR & SANDFORD by Pat Asling Mea culpa! It was not George Meek but George Moore who had the cycle accident. Original document continued by saying his parents Brian and Brenda had gone west to see him and help celebrate his 25th birthday. That would have cleared a little of the confusion. Brian is now home with his parents, on crutches and unable to work for some time. Michael Risebrough was among local residents attending the Uxbridge High School 90th reunion and a good time was had. Many travelled from great distances, such as Donnalee Thompson. Not being an Uxbridge grad I went to Port Perry Sunday to view the wonderful classic cars at Roar by the Shores. Wednesday evening six persons’ joined Rev. Diane to view a second video and discuss its significance for our lives. There will be a third of the series on July 10, at Sandford church. All are welcome. Ten ladies of the Sandford UCW joined together for lunch at Scrambles on Thursday noon and enjoyed the meal as well as the informal chatting. Friday was again lunch–out for me as I met with my “Epsom Girls” at the Piano Café in Port Perry. Young Duncan McDougall has often

entertained us at our Gala with his violin playing but it seems he is also a pro at swimming, as he won awards for the Uxbridge swim club. Mark your calendars! The Gala this year will be on Friday October 18. The Meek family met over the past weekend as did other families. Caroline Hicken travelled to her sister’s in Toronto for an annual first party of family and friends. It was good to see Ross Risebrough back to church and with his cast off. He still has limited movement but things are improving steadily. Rev. Diane brought Maybell, the singing cow, who entertained us with an original version of “Home on the Range”. The text was about Jesus and how he was homeless as he travelled about ministering. Church services will continue through July but both Zephyr and Sandford will be closed during August. Zephyr cemetery decoration service is July 7; there will be no morning service at Zephyr UC but are welcomed at Sandford. Condolences to the Lenarduzzi family in the death of Bruno, who was the treasurer of our Uxbridge Genealogical Group and very active in the Lawn Bowling Club, especially with the young people!

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, July 7 Service at 10 a.m. Sunday School and Nursery Care Available All are warmly welcome



19100 Island Road, Port Perry A warm welcome to all 905-985-4094 SUNDAY, July 7 10 a.m. Morning Service

14460 Simcoe St., Port Perry Sunday, July 7, 10 a.m. Nursery and Sunday School (Anglican Network in Canada) All are Welcome.

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


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


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


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


Rev. Elaine Hall - Rev. Don Willmer 905-985-2801 SUNDAY, July 7 Port Perry United Church 294 Queen St., Port Perry 9:50 a.m. Morning Worship

593 Alma St., Port Perry,

Ontario 905-985-1346 Rev John Benschop Tuesday Youth Meeting and “HEARTBEAT” after school program will start again in September 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 Joint service with Port Perry United Church Nursery Care and Sunday School Available •


(Anglican Church of Canada)

Rev. John Anderson

266 North St., Port Perry Phone: 905-985-7278 7th Sunday After Pentecost Sunday, July 7 9 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, July 7 Seagrave (in the beautiful hamlet of Seagrave) 9:15 a.m. Morning Service Children’s time with 9:15 a.m. service

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

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

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EDITORIAL Tackling transit A recent decision by Regional Council to not revisit the possibility of parking fees for local GO Transit users will, not surprisingly, come as welcome news to many residents across Durham. The proposal to re-examine the fee was put forth by Ajax Mayor Steve Parish, who said that an additional charge for using the provincial service could help fund the Region’s own transit costs, as well as help combat the rush hour gridlock that plagues his municipality, among others, along the Lake Ontario shoreline. Isn’t introducing a fee that will potentially put more cars back onto the road contributing to the gridlock issue? And if the Region wants to promote transit, extra fees are not the way to do it. As was pointed out multiple times during the discussion, adding expenses to one service to both help pay for another and deter gridlock is counter-productive. At the end of the day, it’s the commuting taxpayers who would be punished right in the pocketbook, only too happy to drive to work. It certainly would be an unwelcome cost to the residents of North Durham, who, having the least amount of public transit options in the Region to reach the GO train lots in the south, are more or less dependant on driving their own vehicles to those services. There’s a piece of the puzzle that wasn’t discussed that day, however, one which would have many other spin-off benefits: If we really want to reduce gridlock in a meaningful way, why not focus on creating more employment opportunities closer to home?

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Parking policy woes To the Editor,

First annual car show a ‘Roaring’ success To the Editor,

On June 15, the annual dragon boat races were held in Port Perry. This event draws a lot of local and visitors to our town for the day event. In the late afternoon I parked in the Municipal Parking Lot behind the CIBC, I noticed numerous tickets on vehicles in the lot. Curiously I looked at a ticket to see what the fine was for: “Parking in a Municipal Parking Lot without the consent of the Township.” I looked around the lot, no signs saying you need consent. Only sign at entrance states “No Overnight Parking.” So beware visitors and residents of Scugog, do not park in municipal parking lots without consent! Now were do I pick up a consent application? Dave Reed Scugog

The volunteers and event organizers would like to take this opportunity to say many thanks for your support, donation, and/ or sponsorship that helped to make this first year’s “Roar By The Shores” classic car event in Downtown Port Perry a great success. There were 153 cars lined up along Queen and Water streets creating an amazing display for all to enjoy. In addition to that, we raised over $900 in donations from the participants to put towards the new Uxbridge/Scugog Animal Shelter. Thanks to you, we are looking

forward to making this an annual event and plans are already in the works for the 2014 “Roar By The Shores” show.

Dave Roulston, Volunteer Organizer, 2013 Roar By The Shores Classic Car Show

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Green energy is a financial fiasco To the Editor, Recently, The Liberal’s green energy deal with Samsung was renegotiated. As most folks are aware, their hydro bills have sky-rocketed mainly due to McGuinty’s failures with green energy. Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli stated that the amount of green energy that we will buy will be reduced, thereby saving us considerable expense. Earlier however, the same Ministry touted the cost savings by going green.... which is it? Lies upon lies have become a Liberal problem and Liberal trademark. I guess, the Liberals would not want me to mention the complete lack of green jobs they also promised would be generated. “I think what we’ve

heard is an admission that the Liberal government’s energy project has been a colossal failure,” stated one MPP. Ontario’s financial fiasco illustrates what usually happens when a government allows ideology to trump pragmatism. The Liberals declared from day one that they intended to replace the “dirty” coal plants with “clean” renewable solar and wind energy without considering feasibility studies, cost analysis, energy need analysis, the additional costs for power redundancy and alternatives to wind/solar. The fact that Liberals could have put scrubbers on the coal plants and used cheap, proven and relatively clean natural gas did not enter their thought process.

They were determined to go to down the wind and solar path, because that was what politically correct environmentalists believed, regardless of the problems associated with that approach. Worse, Ontario voters, who had abundant evidence of the impending disaster that lay ahead, chose to give Liberals more mandates anyway. Liberal voters might argue that the alternatives weren’t palatable, but even if that falsehood were true, it’s just plain foolish to give someone you already know is incompetent, another chance to wreak havoc on our economy. Enjoy your excessive hydro bill. It was provided by Liberal voters. Name Withheld

Living on borrowed time and money To the Editor, Like most contemporary democracies, ours is being incrementally weakened by slick and sleazy manipulations by politicians. Cynicism and oppurtunism have rendered party lines virtually indistinguishable and the political landscape overtaken by control-freakish, centralplanning social engineers play Whack-A-Mole with bricks of defecit money upon every conceivable (and manufacture) societal imperfection. Ostensibly hammering our idealism’s La La Land while in reality our society dies a death by maniacal

tinkering and debt. There is a cruel reality embedded in this spendand-tax charade. A political party daring to slash and chop the size and cost of government (to any meaningful degree) would forfeit all hope of reelection. Voters, particularily the Entitled Ones within the election-swaying public sector unions, are hopelessly conditioned to fat, bosomy nannyism, and a pox on fiscal conservatives. Real ones, that is. Living high on borrowed money, borrowed time. All things considered, politics is probably not humankind’s best suit. Our todays are spent vainly try-

ing to mend our broken yesterdays (some very broken indeed). And, if history speaks truth, the worst of human behaviour erupts from abstracts like religion and utopianism. Generating bulldozerlike obsessions like those currently pushing aside reason, basic math and sustainable economics. So much history blemished, so much promise eroded, possibly because we stubbornly construct the bulk of our politics around fantasy and delusion. Which, if true would be almost ... hilariously sad. Chris J Mumford Scugog

Staying in touch... JOHN O’TOOLE MPP

Warm weather means big business for tourism throughout Ontario Tourism in Ontario generates more than $23 billion in economic activity and supports over 300,000 direct and indirect jobs, according to information compiled for Tourism Week, June 10 to 16. Each year, Ontario welcomes almost 18 million out-of-province visitors. Camping in Ontario, an association of 400 independently-owned campgrounds, notes that businesses within their tourism sector employ approximately 10,000 Ontarians and contribute over $530 million annually to the Ontario GDP. In kicking off the summer travel season, Tourism Week reminds Ontarians to get outside and discover summer fun close to home. When you visit an Ontario travel centre from May 17 to September 2, 2013, you can enter contests to win more than $6,000 in prizes, as well as free passes and attractions coupons. Information on how to plan your summer vacation, a weekend get-away, or a visit to a special event or festival is available online at www.tourismpartners. com. Ontario’s 2013 Summer Travel magazine offers 250 ideas for a summer of family fun at special events, places and attractions throughout the province. It’s available online at Committee Probe For Ornge Closed For Summer Earlier this month, MPP Frank Klees confirmed that the government has refused his request for summer hearings into the Ornge Air Ambulance controversy. The Official Opposition had asked for up to five more meetings of the committee during the Ontario Legislature’s summer recess. The request was denied, despite a special appeal to the Speaker. MPP Klees said he was looking forward to hearing from the witnesses representing Transport Canada and the Ministry of Natural Resources to explain the findings of their inspections of the aviation operations of Ornge. Ontario Family Fishing Event July 6 to 14 This summer’s Ontario Family Fishing Event Runs from July 6 to 14. (That’s Saturday at 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday.) On these dates, you can fish without the otherwise mandatory fishing version of the outdoors card. During all other time periods, Canadian residents between the ages of 18 and 64 must produce a valid licence to legally fish in Ontario. Family Fishing Events in winter and summer offer great opportunities for Canadian residents to try their hand at fishing. This is a great opportunity to introduce a friend to fishing and to encourage the whole family to enjoy the great outdoors. Remember that, with the exception of the licencing requirement, all other Ontario fishing regulations continue to apply during licence-free days. More information, including a list of special fishing events in Ontario July 6 to 14 can be found online at

The Groom’s survival guide We did it! As regular readers of this column no doubt who have been following along since we were engaged on Christmas morning, Kate and I tied the knot two weeks ago on June 22. It was a whirlwind six months of planning that in retrospect seemed to go by in the span of six weeks. Along the way, we learned many lessons and got a lot of great advice from those who had taken the plunge into matrimony before us which all came together beautifully on our special day. While it would be impossible for me to squeeze in all the wisdom we took in prior to our wedding day, I am going to attempt and pass along some helpful hints to any would-be grooms (or brides). First of all grooms, enjoy the ride and try to get involved with the planning. One of the true joys of the whole process was being able to cobble together all of the pieces that went into our ‘shabby chic’ decor. Between January and June, I was fortunate enough to spend a lot of quality time with my wife as we traversed flea markets, thrift stores, auction sales, antique shops, yard sales and everywhere else there were vintage goods to be had. We met a lot of great people along the way who were all too willing to help us achieve our vision for our big day, and I would like to thank OnStage Uxbridge, the Dark Horse in Sunderland, Standard Sales Rep Nancy

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Lister, our families and friends and anyone else who donated use of items to help us capture the vintage vibe we had so thoroughly planned out in our heads. I know a lot of grooms out there may look at the wedding planning aspect of everything to be beyond their scope, but rest assured it can be remarkably rewarding to lend a hand in making everything come together. So stick to your strengths and chip in when needed, and it will make all the difference when your own big day rolls around. On the same note guys, remember that while your ideas may be well meaning, odds are they are better left out of your wedding. I know several would-be grooms who approach the whole idea of a wedding with grand ideas to make their day “unique” to say the least. So, read up on some of the bridal magazines that no doubt will litter your house for months leading up to your wedding, and try to focus on a few really great ideas and push for them and leave the big picture things to your better half, because she actually knows what she is doing. As a close friend of mine said to another guest in the lead up to our own big day, “it’s a wedding, not a Rush concert.” But, just because it’s not a Rush concert doesn’t mean that there isn’t a tone of planning that goes into it, and as such not everything that you have mapped out in your head is actually going to happen. There is so much going on before the wedding actually happens that you are bound to leave some things out. But, don’t fret. Again, just focus on those truly important things and

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everything will work out. In all honesty, you would likely need to hire the same crew that used to put on Backstreet Boys concerts to ensure that everything that was intended to happen actually happens and there is no shame in that, because, it literally happens at every wedding. Lastly, when your big day finally does come to pass, try and enjoy it because what everyone says is true and it does seem to fly by in an instant after months of planning. You will spend a large portion of your time either saying ‘hello’ or ‘goodbye’ to your guests who want to share in your joy. Embrace that joy and celebrate it with your guests because as much as the wedding is about you and your special someone beginning a life together, it’s also a day to celebrate those in your life who you truly care about and want to bask in the glow of your wedded bliss. With our wedding adventure behind us, the real excitement begins, and I’ve said it before and I’ll say it until I take my last breath. I couldn’t be more honoured to have Kate as my wife and I will treasure all of our wedding memories for the rest of my life and will remain eternally grateful to all those who helped make it so special.

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Roadwork begins in Brock BROCK: The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department would like to advise residents and businesses that Regional Road 13 in the Township of Brock will be closed between Sideroad 17 and Highway 7/12 to replace the McCully Bridge, which crosses Beaver River. The roadwork is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, July 2, and is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The objective of the project is to replace the McCully Bridge, across Beaver River. Detour routes will be posted before the road is closed. Unfavourable weather conditions may influence the work schedule. Drivers are asked to exercise caution for pedestrian safety and for the safety of the construction workers. More information is available at cdeap.

START YOUR ENGINES: Logan Willes, left, and Gabby Danscreave, right, put their pedals to the metal in the Port Perry Lions Club’s annual Soapbox Derby, on June 22. Dwight Langdon, top right, dropped the starting gate and let the budding Indy 500 racers rocket down the street. BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard

Stay healthy and beat the heat this summer Many people look forward to the warm summer weather and don’t see it as a potential health risk. However, as our climate continues to change, the severity of the weather conditions that already pose risks to our health can increase. Extreme heat events are expected to become more intense, more frequent and last longer in many regions in Canada, compounding the health risks to Canadians. The good news is that heatrelated illnesses and death can be prevented by knowing who is vulnerable, recognizing the symptoms and taking protective actions. Health Canada recommends five steps to protect yourself and those in your care

during very hot weather. Prepare for the heat -- Tune in to local weather forecasts and alerts so you know when to take extra care. Arrange extra visits with older family, neighbours or friends during very hot days to ensure they are staying cool and hydrated. Ensure your air conditioning works properly before the start of the heat season. Watch for symptoms of heat illness – If you experience any of the following - dizziness, fainting, nausea, vomiting, headaches, rapid breathing and heartbeat, extreme thirst or decreased urination with unusually dark yellow urine, immediately move to a cool place and drink liquids (water is best). Call 911 or

your local emergency number if someone has a high body temperature and is either unconscious, confused or has stopped sweating. While waiting for help, move the person to a cool place

if possible, fan them and apply cold water to large areas of the skin or clothing. Avoid exposure to extreme heat outdoors – Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle or in direct sunlight. Plan outdoor activities during cooler parts of the day and avoid sun exposure by wearing a widebrimmed, breathable hat, using an umbrella or spending time in tree-shaded areas. Stay hydrated – Drink plenty of cool liquids, especially water, before you feel thirsty. Try these tips: leave a glass by the sink to remind yourself to drink water, flavour water with fruit juice, and eat more fruits and vegetables as they have high water

content. Stay cool – Wear loose-fitting, light-coloured clothing made from breathable fabric, and take cool showers or baths to feel refreshed. Keep your home cool by preparing meals that don’t need to be cooked in the oven, and by closing awnings, curtains and blinds during the day. Spend time in places such as swimming facilities or airconditioned public buildings. More information on how to recognize, treat and prevent heat-related illness is available from Health Canada by visiting sun or by calling 1-866-2250709. - Courtesy of News Canada

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THE BUSINESS BUZZ Food made with love



FRUIT WIN Reg. 109.20 Now 99.20

Lucky Lam is a newly opened Chinese Buffet family restaurant, conveniently located in the Food Basics Plaza at 1894 Scugog St. Opened in March of this year, the restaurant has since been upgraded and improved for a new and refreshing dining experience. The long-awaited Oak Room is now open! When you step into Lucky Lam, you are instantly greeted by a warm ambience, relaxing music, and a friendly welcome from Jennifer Zhu, the restaurant manager. The family prides themselves in offering the best Chinese Canadian cuisine in town. Their buffet menu offers a variety of tasty and popular items and is always changing, so discover something new! Based in Toronto, the Lucky Lam family has extensive experience in culinary and food handling. They truly believe in bringing happiness to their patrons through high quality food and a first-class customer service. The restaurant cook, Lam, handpicks fresh groceries daily, directly from the market to your plate! Since the purchase, Lucky Lam has been inspected and granted a Green Pass by Durham Region Health Department for meeting a high standard of cleanliness. The Oak Room offers a gorgeous and intimate dining or banquet experience, for your events and parties, gatherings, reunions or even just for a classy meal with a loved one. Featuring a mix of Canadian, Greek and Chinese styling and gentle light and music, The Oak Room should be the scene of your next get-together. Lucky Lam is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, including holidays. The family is excited to offer one complimentary beverage per lunch buffet during week days. Kids under seven eat free on Sundays. Seniors may enjoy a 10 per cent discount on buffets. Cash pickup order over $20 before applicable taxes will be provided a 10 per cent discount (excl. combinations and family dinners). Looking for a place to dine in, take-out or host your upcoming event? Look no further! Lucky Lam would like to extend their invitation to you! For its grand opening, two lunch buffets are offered for the price of only $16.99 from July 3 through July 31, Tuesday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please call (905) 985-1921 for take-out, delivery, and enquiries. Jennifer would be happy to assist you!


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HAPPY CANADA DAY Port Perry's Palmer Park was abuzz with excitement on Canada Day, celebrating our nation's 146th birthday. Speeches, bagpipes, parades, music and a table full of patriotic cupcakes kept spirits high. Mayor Chuck Mercier, along with Legion Branch 419 members made a special point of honouring our veterans, who we can thank for our freedom to love this great land. Lots of fun and laughter for all. BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard












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A great crowd came out to Uxbridge's Elgin Park to celebrate Canada's birthday. From top: Superman delighted attendees with his magic act; 10-month old Ezra Hough took in his first Canada Day with parents Julie (left) and Dana; the horse and carriage was decked out for the occasion. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

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No puffing while playing BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

Scugog councillors are currently mulling over a proposal that would prohibit smoking from recreation facilities such as ball diamonds and soccer fields.

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SCUGOG: Outdoor recreation facilities in Scugog Township could be officially going smokefree in the future, following a recommendation to councillors to adopt a policy promoting health and active living at the municipality’s sports fields. Councillors recently discussed a staff report recommending implementation of a bylaw to prohibiting smoking from facilities such as ball diamonds and soccer fields. The move, said the report, follows concerns raised by local sports leagues regarding the use of tobacco at outdoor sporting facilities. Although a Durham Region smoking bylaw regulates tobacco use at a number of municipal facilities, diamonds and fields are not included,

said the report. A total of eight signs, at approximately $200 each, would be required should the bylaw be adopted, to be posted at fields and diamonds across the township. A similar anti-smoking sign posted by local sports leagues already hangs at the south ball diamond in Joe Fowler Park. According to the staff report in a recent committees meeting, a similar bylaw in Uxbridge Township prohibits smoking within 30 metres of any recreation facility or playground. Other municipalities consulted, such as the City of Kawartha Lakes and Oro-Medonte Township, currently have no such enforcement. The draft bylaw will now go to the township’s legal department for comment and adjustment.

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Bruins claw their way through prospect tourney DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

On the heels of a successful Prospects Evaluation Camp in late May, a team of potential Uxbridge Bruins were back on the ice recently as part of the Team Elite Prospects Tournament at Oshawa’s GM Centre. Featuring a lineup culled primarily from the Uxbridge Stars Midget ‘A’ program, the Bruins took on prospect teams from across Ontario and the Eastern United States. In their first match-up of the weekend, the Bruins squared off against the Pickering Panthers Junior ‘A’ prospects. Throughout the quickly paced first period, the Bruins prospects unleashed a ferocious forecheck on the Panthers with Liam Blais, Coby Gardner and Keegan McCarthy all picking up where they left off when the Stars’ season came to an end this past March. At the other end of the ice, Cody Northover was sharp between the pipes when called upon, pestering Pickering’s offence with several acrobatic saves throughout the first period. With the team down a skater near the end of the period, a pair of 16-year-olds - Uxbridge’s Connor Evans and Sunderland’s Derek Risebrough, teammates last year with the Markham Waxers ‘AAA’ Minor Midget engaged in a dynamic penalty kill to help shut down the Panthers’ offence. Northover continued his strong play late, and Matthew Pollard, Liam Knoll, Paul Barton and Jason Simmonds all contributed fantastic defensive efforts. Buoyed by the great penalty kill late in the first, the Bruins roared out of the gates in the second period, but were still unable to beat Pickering’s netminder. Halfway through the second period, Northover exited the

game in favour of Stars teammate Jake Joosten, who was immediately impressive as he made several sensational saves. With just over one minute to play in the second, Brock Midget forward Todd McNair just missed on a tremendous shorthanded scoring chance. However, Pickering would collect the rebound and put home the game’s first goal at the other end of the ice to take a 1-0 lead as the middle frame came to a close. Just over two minutes into the third period, the opportunistic Panthers would strike again as they took a 2-0 lead over the Bruins. Uxbridge however, would keep digging as they looked to claw their way back into the contest with a tenacious forecheck and sound defensive positioning combined with continued strong play from Joosten between the pipes. However, it was not quite enough as Pickering skated to a 2-0 victory. The following morning the Bruins were back on the ice as they squared off against the Washington, D.C.-area based Potomac Patriots. The Patriots would leave little doubt as to why they travelled so far to compete in the tournament, as they skated to a 6-0 victory over the Bruins. Despite the final score, Uxbridge had several chances to put the puck past the Patriots’ netminder and numerous crushing hits in the defensive zone. Uxbridge’s final game of the round robin saw them matched up opposite an Elite Hockey Consultants squad largely made up of veteran Clarington Eagles players. The experience on the other side of the ice would ultimately pay off as Uxbridge fell by a final tally of 6-2. Northover and Joosten continued their strong play between

Uxbridge Bruins prospect Paul Henderson (left) keeps his eye on the action while Connor Evans tangles with a Pickering Panther along the boards at the recent Team Elite Prospects Tournament at Oshawa’s GM Centre. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard the pipes, and the team had several great stretches where they appeared poised to fight their way back into the contest before falling to a more experienced squad. Although the team didn’t come out on the winning end of any of their games, the final score was of little note to Bruins General Manager Ron Archibald. “This is the first time that our club has taken part in this tournament, and for the most part we looked at it as a great opportunity to promote some relatively local talent,” Archibald told The Standard. “Part of it, we are evaluating talent for our team next season, and another part of it we’re promoting local talent.” With most of the other teams in the tournament made up of mostly ‘AAA’ players as well as players with junior hockey expe-

rience, the competitiveness showcased by the Bruins’ squad was testament to the high quality of the ‘A’ hockey program and high school team in Uxbridge. “Hopefully our play says good things about the hockey being played in Uxbridge and the surrounding area,” Archibald commented. “We wanted the experience to be an eye-opener for local guys to the level of hockey you need to be prepared for at the junior level.” In addition to the Uxbridge team, there were many players with local connections taking part in the tournament. TEP Hockey featured four players who suited up for the Bruins last season: ‘Magic’ Mike Spataro, ‘The Flying V’ Joey Vocino, Wyatt Trainer and Justin Bean. Port Perry native Jesse

Michel tended goal for Arsenal Hockey, while Pickering’s lineup included Bruins forward Korey Brand and brothers Austin and Loren Ulett suited up for the Ontario Stingrays. Local talent was also well represented on the Stouffville Spirit. Uxbridge natives Brady Baker, Tanner Allen and Nick Thomakos were joined by Port Perry’s Lucas Clark and former MoJack Kyler Challis on the Spirit who fell by a score of 4-3 to TEP Hockey in the tournament final. Loose Pucks: The Bruins will soon be posting details on their main training camp on their web site In addition, the Bruins are in the process of redesigning their web site to keep local fans even more informed on everything that’s ‘bruin’ with the team.

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North Durham United Donaldsons lead strikes the way at CTMP silver

From Corner 5 J. WALLY NESBITT The Standard

While the countdown is on leading up to the ultimate closure of the Speedway of Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, obviously no one has bothered to mention this to the competitors, as the intensity of on-track action remains as high as ever. On Saturday night, the Late Models took center stage in an extended, 35 lap feature, the battle at the front waged between a trio of past track champions. Defending Late Model champion Kyle Donaldson and past Modified title holder Darren Kearnan each scored a heat race victory, and these two would front the pack in the chase for the checkers. With three-time Sportsman champion Mark Gordon lurking in third place, Kearnan and Donaldson quickly broke away from the field, with Kearnan leading his rivals through the opening eight laps. Getting a strong exit off of Turn 4, Donaldson was able to draw alongside of Kearnan’s #55 Jessup Motorsports Chevy, and, as the pair entered the third corner following a half-lap of side-by-side racing, Donaldson used the low line to slide his #53 Custom Steering Impala into the overall race lead. With Donaldson managing his lead, he opened a threecar length advantage over Kearnan and held station until a Lap 28 caution regrouped the Late Model field. The ensuing green flag period only lasted for two laps when a three-car incident involving Owen Smith (#29), Doug Wills (#25) and track visitor JP Josiasse (#4) brought out the yellow, and then the red, flag. With the accident site eventually cleared, and back under the green, Donaldson again powered into the lead, ultimately taking the victory by three car lengths over Kearnan. “The car was working really well tonight and I was trying to pace myself, so as not to wear out the car and the tires. That’s easy to say, tough to do,” said Donaldson from the Winner’s Circle. He added “those two late cautions really didn’t help my tires. When you’re going slow on hot tires, they pick up all kinds of junk and it’s just about impossible to clean them up for the restarts.” Kearnan simply shrugged when asked about his runner-up result. “I didn’t have anything for Kyle tonight. I was just turning laps and trying to stay close in case something happened up front.” Gordon enjoyed the closest battle of the race, securing his third place result by a single car length over his race-long shadow Scott Harrison. “This car was tight all night, it just would not turn,” noted Gordon. “I think that’s why Scott stayed behind me, he was scared to get too close!” The Donaldson clan was two-for-two on the night, as younger brother Ken Jr. went flag-to-flag to claim the Thunder Car feature win, while Ryan Oosterholt was the first to see the checkers in the Pure Stock feature, although these results remain provisional pending technical results. The CTMP Speedway hosts Fan Appreciation Night next Saturday, with the Pure Stocks, the Thunder Cars, the Late Models and the open-wheeled Modified seeing racing action.

The North Durham United FC U12 Boys team, sponsored by Jude’s Sport Bar and Grill, continued their strong start to the 2013 soccer season in the recent Niagara Cup Classic soccer tournament. The competition at the Niagara Cup was intense as the tournament drew many top teams and the United States. Playing against the host Niagara Falls Titans in the first game, NDUFC came up big winning by a score of 4-1. The team was led by forwards Adam Ayers, Riley Silliphant, Jack Farrugia and Zoe Paulin who controlled the action for much of the match. North Durham United’s goals were scored by Silliphant, Andrew Hutchins, Jonathan Wilson and Carter Cannon. In their next game, the team faced North Toronto Select which saw the team earn a 3-0 win. Excellent goaltending by Connor Lockey led to the shutout with Sullivan Schofield, Zach Harrison and Cannon contributing the scoring. In their third game of the day, United was matched up against a very strong team from Cincinnati, Ohio. Strong defense by Daniel Cehajic, Julian Fadalti, Owen Hurley, Harvey Porter and Sam Davis kept the Cincinnati team contained. Goals from Adam Ayers and Zach Harrison would prove to be the difference as the team powered to a 2-1 win. The next day saw the team playing the Grimsby Griffins in an important game that would see the winner advancing to the finals. A determined effort from the mid-field, Ryan Cole, Hutchins, Wilson, Zach Harrison, Schofield and David Hoover kept the Grimsby team away from the net. The final outcome was an impres-

UXBRIDGE: Carol Hunt bowls with her friends at Parish Lanes on June 15, as part of a free bowling tournament hosted for Community Living North Durham. Laughs were had and free meals were served. BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard sive win of 1-0, with the lone goal scored by Silliphant. The tournament final was a rematch versus the squad from Cincinnati. Playing in their fifth game of the weekend saw the players raise their game to new heights. In a hard fought battle where they out chanced the other team, it was not their day. United’s lone goal, scored by Hoover was not enough as they lost 2-1. The tournament was a great success as the team played their best soccer scoring 11 goals and having only goals scored against en route to claiming a hard fought silver medal. For more information on North Durham United soccer, which serves Uxbridge, Scugog and Brock Townships, please visit their web site at www.

Sportsguard clinic at Port Perry Dental The Port Perry Dental Centre, in partnership with Port Perry Minor Hockey, will be starting up their annual Sportsguard clinics in an effort to protect the teeth of local youth. During the months of July and August, residents can book their sportsguard appointments at Port Perry Dental Centre at 238 Queen St. The Ontario Minor Hockey Association Mouth Guard policy makes the use of mouth guards mandatory for all OMHA registered players. There is no charge for registered 2013-14 members of Port Perry Minor Hockey and all current patients of the Port Perry Dental Centre. Participants are required to bring proof of registration if they are not patients of the Port Perry Dental Centre. All others will be charged a reduced rate $30. Port Perry Dental Centre will be accepting donations for Big Brothers-Big Sisters North Durham. Please call 905-985-8451 to schedule your appointment during July and August.

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AT REST GERROW, Iola (Terry) After a long illness, at Bon Air Nursing Home in Cannington, on Thursday, June 28. Loving wife of Bruce Gerrow for 63 years, dear mother of Cathy Cannon, and Steven and Netta Gerrow. A celebration of her life will be held at Scugog United Church on Saturday, July 6 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers please donate to Lakeridge Hospital Port Perry. Forms are available at the church.

IN MEMORIAM In memory of Luke Kenneth Sherwood July 8, 2010 The angels have you in their keeping; Forever more, We hold you in our hearts. To love, honour and cherish you, And remember, We’re not so very far apart. Happy 3rd Heavenly Birthday Luke! Sending butterfly kisses, From Nana, Papa, Aunt Tracey, Uncle Jeremy, Lily, Aunt Jamie-Lyn, Uncle Kevin, Alex and Gavin In Loving Memory of Luke Kenneth Sherwood July 8th, 2010 Mommy’s arms ache for you each and every day, little man. But her heart is perfect, because you are inside of it always. We are forever changed, for having known the gift that was you. We miss you terribly and who you would have been. But we are better people because you touched our lives.... If only for a brief moment. Happy 3rd Heavenly Birthday, Luke! We love you and miss you, always and forever Sending all our love on angel wings. Love, Mommy and Daddy (Simone and Ken) xoxo

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Another schoolyear wraps in North Durham

Local students wrapped up the 2013 schoolyear with a number of events and honours, including (clockwise from left): Kiera Kuebeck of Greenbank Public School received the ‘Yes I Can Award’ from the DDSB, an annual honour given to one Durham student; the Kindergarten class of Prince Albert PS released their butterflies into the wild; Brock High student Sarah Pollard received first place in woodwinds at the Toronto Kiwanis Music Festival; and the students of RH Cornish PS received a lesson in fire safety from Scugog firefighter Clint Walker. BLAKE WOLFE The Standard/Submitted



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Gallagher’s wood carvings take centre stage at SCA

Harvey J. Walker painted a scene of Myrtle Beach, outside of the Latcham Centre for the Port Perry Artists’ Association’s annual show on June 8. The show featured works from many of Port Perry’s skilled artists, featuring oils, acrylics, abstract and precise nature pieces. BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard

A collection of Dan Gallagher’s wood carvings will be on display throughout July at the Scugog Council for the Arts latest gallery, located at 181 Perry St. in Port Perry. SUBMITTED PHOTOS

SCUGOG: Wood carving will be in the spotlight this month, as the Scugog Council for the Arts opens its latest gallery. Dan Gallagher will be exhibiting his unique and beautiful wood carvings at SCA from July 6 to July 26. Dan specializes in creating one-of-a-kind, hand carved wood carvings, and personalized wood pieces for individuals or for corporate clients. He has completed commissions ranging from simple lettering to large figures and from small boxes to large complex furnishings. His work can be seen throughout Ontario as well as the U.S. and overseas. In addition to carving, Dan does antique and furniture repair. The gallery will be showing Dan’s Adirondack Guideboat in the space as well as Trugs, Chairs and other of his carved items. Although the size is approximate to a canoe, the Guideboat employs significantly different building techniques, more in line with the East Coast ship building tradition. Many different woods are used as well as thousands of pieces of steel, brass and aluminum. The opening reception takes place Saturday, July 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Scugog Council for the Arts, 181 Perry Street in Port Perry.

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V-Dubfest, July 21 SCUGOG: The Volks R Us club of Durham Region will host its V-Dubfest 2013 charity car show on July 21, taking place at Haugens Chicken and Ribs at 13801 Hwy. 12 in Manchester. The show opens at 9 a.m. The event is free for visitors and $10 for any Volkswagen owner wishing to display their vehicle. Proceeds from the show go to Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto. In addition to cars, games and prizes for all ages will be available. For more information, visit or call Marius Zawadzki at 905-982-1680.

A SAFE RETURN: David Hodson, a Port Perry lawyer, recently returned from serving in Afghanistan and was recognized for his “service to Afghanistan in promoting peace and posterity.” General Sher Mohammad Karimi, the highest ranking officer in the Afghan army made the presentation to Maj. Hodson. SUBMITTED PHOTO

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