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Scugog upholds $5,400 bill for angler’s rescue BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

END OF THE LINE: Uxbridge Bruin Shane Smith eludes MoJacks defenceman Mike Grifoni to fire a shot on Jeff Julien, during the Bruins’ Game 3 win in double overtime. The Bruins would eventually sweep the MoJacks, and now face Lakefield for the COJHL Championship. See Page 14 for a full recap. DYNAMIC DESIGNS Special to The Standard

Owner has big plans for Greenbank Airport BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

NORTH DURHAM: There are big plans in place for Greenbank Airport, said facility manager John Packer to members of the Scugog Chamber of Commerce, including such possibilities as a Canadian military museum and hotel. However, he stressed everything is still “very preliminary.” During a recent breakfast meeting, Mr. Packer led Chamber members through an outline of what the rural aviation facility may eventually encompass in the coming years. While soil importation has only begun relatively recently, airport officials are already looking at a number of ambitious proposals. Among those, said Mr. Packer, is the possibility of an interactive

Canadian military museum, an idea which he said was brought to the facility by local history teacher Dave Robinson. Airport owner Bob Munshaw was recently recognized for his involvement in promoting Canadian military history with a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal. Other possibilities described by Mr. Packer are a 125-room hotel and business centre on the property. Plans previously discussed that are still on the board include flight training schools and new hangar buildings for planes. However, ambitious plans such as the museum and hotel are only in the discussion stage, said Mr. Packer, and would only begin to take shape after enough soil has been imported to the property - roughly a year or so

after the filling aspect of the expansion is completed, he said. “We have plans to move forward,” said Mr. Packer, “because there’s no sense in stopping. We’re open to everything, but we’re not saying ‘yes’ just yet.” In regards to the proposed hotel, Mr. Packer said that “I’m not saying we’re definitely doing it, but we are looking at it,” citing a municipal hotel feasibility study. With the purchase of an adjacent farm property, Mr. Packer also acknowledged that this could open the door to larger planes landing at the facility - a concern noted by residents at the February 2012 open house. He added that the airport “will not be running all night long.” T U R N TO PAG E 4

SCUGOG: An Oshawa angler remains on the hook for a bill of almost $5,400, after Scugog Council declined to cancel an invoice for the cost of his January rescue from Lake Scugog. Neil Robbescheuten appeared before council on March 4 to appeal the bill, issued to him by the Scugog Fire Department after he was pulled from the mud off of the northeastern shore of Scugog Island on Jan. 13. The rescue, the first to be billed under Scugog’s new ice rescue cost recovery program, took place as temperatures climbed to nearly 15 degrees in the area and has since gained national media attention. “I do not believe that Scugog Council, at the time of passing this motion (to bill for ice rescues), realized the impact of this decision,” said Mr. Robbescheuten in his lengthy presentation to councillors. During his appeal, he reiterated issues such as the potential for increased municipal liability should distressed individuals decline to call emergency services in Scugog, out of fear of receiving an invoice. “I can’t imagine that the Mayor and council would jeopardize the recovery efforts of its citizens and visitors…. When we call 911, we do not want to think about whether we can afford the $5,000 or more.” During a February council meeting, Scugog Fire Chief Richard Miller outlined the response that took place at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 13, which saw three trucks (with one on standby) and numerous firefighters respond to Mr. Robbecheuten’s call. The scenario was recalled at this week’s council meeting. Firefighters pulled the angler from the mud off of the island’s northern shore, after Mr. Robbescheuten, who maintained that ice conditions were “perfect” that day, became disoriented in the incoming fog and wandered toward land, falling through a weak patch of ice. After his rescue, the chief said that Mr. Robbescheuten complied with a request from firefighters for his name and address for billing purposes. Three days later, he was sent a bill for $5,392.78, covering the costs of trucks and firefighters. T U R N TO PAG E 5

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Uxbridge halls prepped for sale DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

PATCHING THINGS UP: The Standard’s own Darryl Knight got into the fun at the Quilter’s Cupboard tri-annual Quilting Marathon on Friday, March 1, in Uxbridge. The event was a runaway success, raising approximately $35,000 for Hearth Place, a cancer support centre in Oshawa. SUBMITTED PHOTO



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UXBRIDGE: The first steps in the possible sale of a pair of township-owned community halls were taken this week, with council approving appraisals of the properties. At their meeting on the morning of Monday, March 4, township staff were given the go-ahead by councillors to proceed with appraisals of both the Siloam Hall and the Goodwood Lions Hall. The total expenditure for the project is not to exceed $5,000. During discussion surrounding the project, Ward 3 Councillor Pat Mikuse brought forward a possible future use for the properties. “This is an opportunity for a non-for-profit user group to possibly look at taking it over, if they wish,” said Councillor Mikuse. “Celebration of the Arts has been looking for a home for some time and they could utilize the space for a gallery, or possibly rehearsal space.” However, Regional Councillor Jack Ballinger suggested that all Uxbridge


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groups be given the opportunity to explore moving into one of the buildings the township may be selling in the future. “We have to be careful here, and if we offer it to one user group, we should offer it to all of them,” commented Councillor Ballinger. Plans to sell the Goodwood Lions Hall may be slowed due to the outstanding issue of a crash wall possibly being installed on the north side of the property, which sits mere feet from railroad tracks. Township staff have been

in contact with Metrolinx/ GO Transit, but, to date, have not received a reply from the provincial agency regarding the issue. Township CAO Ingrid Svelnis added that user groups should be made aware of the annual maintenance costs that come with owning such a facility. “These groups need to know that these halls could cost up to $20,000 a year for upkeep,” said Ms. Svelnis. According to township staff, the appraisal process typically takes two weeks to complete.

Skatepark sale rolls out on March 17 SCUGOG: The committee looking to bring a new skatepark to Caesarea is holding another charity yard sale this month, to raise more funds for the proposed facility. The sale takes place Sunday, March 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nestleton Hall, located at 3967 Hwy. 7A. According to organizer Susie Bollon, the monthly sales (usually held on the third Sunday of each month) have helped raise hundreds of additional dollars for the proposed project, part of a total amount of more than $13,500 raised over the last three years. Ms. Bollon added that the committee is currently in the process of contacting local contractors to help build the facility. Call Ms. Bollon at 905-986-4038 for more information.






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Local woman killed in tragic Simcoe St. accident PPMHA suspends ref, parent involved in hockey scuffle BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

SCUGOG: Following a recent assault incident involving a minor hockey referee and the parent of a player at the Scugog Arena, the Port Perry Minor Hockey Association has suspended the 17-year-old official as well as another parent who confronted the youth earlier that night. PPMHA president Clair Cornish confirmed that the league had suspended the youth after receiving complaints about “the ref ’s conduct” on the evening of the incident. In addition to the young referee, Mr. Cornish said that the league has also suspended the other parent involved in the verbal confrontation which preceded the assault. “This is normal procedure in such an incident,” said Mr. Cornish, adding that the Ontario Minor Hockey Association may become involved in handling the ref’s suspension. “However, we haven’t had much precedent to go by.” The assault took place on Feb. 19, at a Port Perry Predators Novice AE playoff game against an Oshawa team at the local arena. According to police, a

verbal exchange between the referee and two parents of Port Perry players began inside the arena, regarding calls made by the ref during the game. Police said that one of those parents later threatened the ref and kicked his legs in the parking lot. The assault took place in front of several people, including children, said police. Last week, police charged Scugog resident Brad Fenney in connection with the Feb. 19 assault. Mr. Cornish also confirmed for The Standard that some of the parents of this particular team – none of which were involved in the Feb. 19 incidents – were previously cautioned in December for their conduct during games, following a number of complaints made by arena users last fall. However, he added that those particular complaints were related to matters such as the volume of cheering as opposed to any physical or verbal confrontations. “It’s up to interpretation,” said Mr. Cornish of those complaints made against the team’s parents in 2012. “Some might be surprised, but others may say it’s just hockey.”

Durham police prepare to open Simcoe St. on Feb. 27, as tow truck crews remove the two vehicles involved in a fatal collision that morning. BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

SCUGOG: A local 23-year-old woman was killed and another local motorist seriously injured in a twovehicle collision south of Port Perry last Wednesday (Feb. 27) morning, as winter weather conditions descended on the area. Durham police responded to the accident, which took place on Simcoe St. between King St. and Scugog Line 4, just after 7 a.m. that morning. According to police, an Oldsmobile the light driven byMatch a 23-year-old Port pink Perry woman was travelling southbound

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Changes planned for second Zephyr motocross charity event lor Pat Mikuse. Councillors also took Mr. Dillon up on his pledge to once again not have any weekend motocross riding at his property in the months of July and August in exchange for being able to host the lone motocross event in Uxbridge Township. Part of Mr. Dillon’s reason for bring-


UXBRIDGE: This year’s CMX motocross event will have a slightly different look following several recommendations put forth recently by council. At their meeting on the morning of Monday, March 4, councillors agreed on a number of changes to the event, which is scheduled to be run on Sunday, July 21, at the Dillon farm in Zephyr. While council has relaxed several of the conditions put forth surrounding last year’s inaugural event, not all of Mr. Dillon’s requests for this year’s event were approved for this year’s batch of races. This year’s motocross event will play out in front of a larger audience after councillors agreed to double last year’s capacity, allowing 2,000 people to take in the event. Also, race organizers will now have to carry the standard $5 million insurance policy, a drastic reduction from the $10 million the township requested last year. According to Township Clerk Debbie Leroux, the previous $10 million policy - double what is required of the annual Indycar race in Toronto - came through a recommendation from the Durham Region Insurance Pool. Furthermore, councillors denied Mr. Dillon’s request to have camping on his property on Friday night to accommodate out-of-town riders. Instead, camping will only be permitted on Saturday night (July 20). As well, the practice session for the weekend will be limited to between 2 p.m.

ing this event to Zephyr was to aid in local initiatives. After donating revenues from last year’s race to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital, Mr. Dillon has indicated that proceeds from this year’s race will be going towards improvements at the Zephyr Community Hall and Park.

Ambitious airport plan pitched F RO M PAG E 1

Riders hit the track at the first annual CMX charity race in Zephyr last summer. Uxbridge Council has requested several changes for this STANDARD FILE PHOTO year’s event. and 6 p.m. on Saturday. “I don’t see the need for camping on Friday night. Practice starts on Saturday afternoon, giving them plenty of time for practice,” said Ward 3 Council-

The airport expansion project came to light in February 2012, after a public open house for the airport was advertised, announcing the new owner’s intent to begin hauling in soil almost immediately - a 2-3 year project requiring 2.5 million cubic metres of earth to raise the grade of the property for the proposed runway extension. The work plan was delayed for several months, however, as the airport and the Township of Scugog began negotiating the terms of a municipal site alteration permit, including a financial provision of $1 per cubic metre and requirements for soil sampling. The process slowed further as Regional and provincial permits became required for the project. Throughout the whole process, the notion of another large-scale commercial fill operation within Scugog drew environmental and quality-of-life concerns from local residents. This week, Scugog Council approved a six-month extension of the airport’s

municipal site alteration permit, a report accompanied by several letters from residents opposing the permit extension due to issues such as increased truck traffic and noise (particularly before the site’s approved hours of operation, allege some of the letters), as well as the potential for adverse environmental impacts. Responding to council inquiries, Public Works director Ian Roger stated that it’s unlikely that more than a handful of trucks bound for the airport travel to the site before work hours, adding that it’s unknown whether or not those trucks are even traveling to the Hwy. 47 property. “With Buttonville closing soon, airports will be trying to get business,” said Mr. Packer at the Feb. 28 meeting, “and sometimes, there are other business opportunities. We’ve started in that direction and will continue that way. Everything is very preliminary but we are working toward it.... This is not something that will go sideways - it will be viable all the way through.”


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Explore the brook on March Break UXBRIDGE: Local students aged 10 and up will be able to get a ‘hands wet’ glimpse at our local eco-system next week at the third annual ‘Brook Never Sleeps.’ The event, which is presented in partnership between the Uxbridge Youth Centre and the Uxbridge Public Library, and sponsored by the Uxbridge Watershed Advisory Committee, is scheduled to run between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13. Upon meeting at the library’s lower level, those taking part in this interactive eco-learning event will get an up-close look at local ecology, as well as take part in a hunt for the various creatures that make their home in the Uxbridge Brook. Rubber boots are required for this event, and there will be a free pizza lunch provided to all those who take part as well as the opportunity to win one of several great prizes. For more information on this event, or to register, please call 905-862-3456.

Easter lunch, March 23 SOUNDING BETTER ALL THE TIME: Uxbridge Music Hall Board Chair Mike Wood (left) leads Ward 4 Councillor Jacob Mantle on a tour of the historic building following a special event celebrating the recent renovation of the lobby. The Music Hall is now beginning work on a museum in the lower level of the building. Anyone with historical photos of the Music Hall they wish to donate to the project is DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard encouraged to call 905-852-7881 for more information.

Curbside battery pick-up returns March 18 The Regional Municipality of Durham Works Department would like to remind residents to save their used, undamaged, single-use, drycell batteries for recycling in the battery recycling pilot project. Batteries will be collected during the week of March 18, on regular blue box collection days. Residents throughout the Region of Durham, who currently receive curbside collection services, are asked to place their sealed bag con-

taining unwanted batteries at the curb, on top of their blue box, during the week of March 18 only. Eighty-six per cent of a battery is recyclable and recoverable. New battery bags will be affixed to residents’ blue boxes in the coming weeks. Only used or unwanted single-use alkaline batteries should be placed at the curb for pick up. Leaking or wet-cell batteries should be placed in a leak-proof container and delivered to a Regional

Waste Management Facility for recycling. Batteries should be stored in a cool, dry location, away from any flammable material, prior to disposal. During storage, battery terminals should not be in contact with conductive materials. The terminals on nine-volt batteries, in particular, should be covered prior to storage. Learn more about safe battery storage and disposal at

Fee will deter 911 calls: Robbescheuten F RO M PAG E 1

Chief Miller said that the cost also included equipment cleaning expenses for water suits and ropes that became encrusted with mud during the rescue. The chief explained that the department’s standard operating policy requires several trucks to respond to ice and water rescues, so that a distressed individual could be more easily located. A standby truck was stationed along Hwy. 7A in case another emergency incident took place elsewhere in the township during the call, said Chief Miller. “We may have to split up trucks to find a person,” said the chief in February, adding that 15 volunteer firefighters initially responded to the call. “The minimum payment is one hour per pay for firefighters, whether its 15 or 59 minutes.” Clarifying the matter for councillors this week, Chief Miller said that while the fire department does cur-

rently conduct ice and water rescues, they are bound only by the will of council to undertake such operations. “Council gives the fire department the mandate to provide ice and water rescue on the lake – we don’t have to do it,” said the chief. “Council could rescind it if they want. Police and EMS will not go on the lake to do ice rescues. The fire department doesn’t have to do it, but we do because the township surrounds the lake.” Scugog councillors offered little sympathy for Mr. Robbescheuten’s plight, with members reiterating that it appeared the angler declined to accept any ‘personal responsibility’ for venturing alone onto the ice as temperatures climbed, with several warnings posted by organizations such as the Kawartha Conservation Authority in the days leading up to the rescue. Several times during the presentation, Scugog Mayor Chuck Mercier called for order following comments from audience members gathered in support of Mr.

Robbescheuten. “Everyone has a right to enjoy life and make mistakes, but it’s what you do after that counts,” said the mayor. “We all agree that this story has created full awareness of how dangerous ice can be and it may have saved lives. You’ve not convinced me that going out on the lake that day was a wise choice. If your three grandchildren were going out that day, you would have told them not to.” While Mr. Robbescheuten said that although the billing has been “devastating,” it has not changed his opinion of ice-fishing on Lake Scugog or any other body of water. “I’m disappointed they haven’t rescinded the bill,” he said. “User fees will still be in effect and will set a precedent – emergency services are already paid for by tax dollars. I’m devastated that it (the billing) took place without anyone knowing. No one told me about it – there’s nothing anywhere about any fees. It’s inconsistent – one municipality may charge while another may not.”

NORTH DURHAM: The Ontario Early Years is putting on their 17th annual Lunch with the Easter bunny, supporting the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. The lunch will take place on Saturday, March 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Port Perry United Church, located at Simcoe St. and Queen St. Join us for crafts, face-painting, a visit with the Easter Bunny and a scrumptious lunch. 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.



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NORTH DURHAM Friday, March 8 J’s Inspirational Family Magic Show will be at Port Perry Villa, 1:30pm. Looking for some family fun? Join us for an interactive magic show just in time for March Break. For more information call Debbie 905985-3312. Sunday, March 10 Cannington Historical Society Annual General Meeting at 2:00 pm., at the Seniors Centre, 21 Ann Street, N, Cannington. Program: Annual reports and election of directors. See our new web site at www. More information705-432-3136 Wednesday, March 13 Third Annual March Break Free Volleyball Clinic & Mini-Tournament, sponsored by DreamFeather Volleyball Academy at Claremont C.C. Open to ages 8-16.Skills,OVA Demo Game , Prizes, Awards and fun. Pre-registration a must (limited enrolment) - contact Larry at 905-649-6309 or dream.feather@ 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. Friday, March 22 76 Uxbridge Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corp. Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion, Franklin Street, Uxbridge. Tickets: $10 for 13 years and over - $5 for 12 years and under. Advance tickets may be purchased Tuesday evenings in the Uxbridge SS cafeteria, at 6:30 p.m. or by contacting Tickets may also be purchased at the door the evening of our dinner. Saturday, March 23 Ontario Early Years 17th annual Lunch with the Easter bunny, supporting the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Port Perry United Church located at Simcoe St. and Queen St. Tickets are $8 per person and must be bought in advance. To purchase tickets please call 905-985-2824, or stop by the Ontario Early Years Centre located at 494 Queen St. Wednesday, April 3 St. John Ambulance, Kawartha Branch is looking for volunteers for our Medical First Responder Units in Lindsay and Fenelon Falls. We are looking for individuals with an interest in first aid and health care who wish to provide volunteer emergency health-related service within their community. Please call to pre-register for our next recruitment session at 7:00pm at the Victoria Park Armoury.

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SEAGRAVE by Robin Drew & Jean Short Congratulations to Paul & Diane Cooke, of Robin Glade Estates, as they welcome their latest grandchild with love! Gavin Michael was born Tues. Feb. 26th at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto. Proud parents, Katherine and Dan and big sister Ava and big brothers Hayden and Derek are all very excited. Corrine and Darlinne Watts visited with Ross and Jean Short on Saturday afternoon. Happy Birthday wishes go out to Bill Heustis (Mar. 2) and Tasha Taylor (Mar. 6). We send prayers

to Rick McAskill who is having hip surgery on Mar. 7th. Greeting the Congregation as they arrived for the 3rd Sunday of Lent were Tara and Terry Taylor. They also extinguished the 3rd Lenten Candle which represented fear. The Congregation sang Happy Birthday to Teri Murpy/Payne (Feb. 28), Rick McAskill (Mar. 5) Wendy Hughes and Eva Molnar (Mar. 9) Don’t forget your pennies for the M&S jar. Together our pennies can make a change! March 7 at 7 p.m. - Bible study with Rev. Paul.

March 9 at 8:30 a.m. - Men’s breakfast group. All are welcome. March 10 at 9 a.m. - 4th Sunday of Lent with coffee hour after the service. March 17 at 9 a.m. - 5th Sunday of Lent and guest speaker Kim McCann-Debono. March 20 9 a.m. - U.C.W. Annual Presbyterial Meeting at Seagrave. Hosted by Seagrave and Greenbank. Guest speaker in the morning will be Aruna Papp. Thanks to all who send us items at or or by phone at 905-985-9921.

BLACKSTOCK by Joyce Kelly Sympathy is extended to Richard and Betty Jane Short on the recent passing of his father Lloyd Short of Port Perry after a short illness. Quite a number from here attended the memorial service held at Port Perry United Church on Saturday morning. Sympathy is also extended to Janet and Todd Moore and little Faith on the passing of Janet’s mom in Western Ontario after a short battle with cancer. Looking forward to spring, there is a Ladies’ Lob ball Fun League for ladies 40 years and older. All games will be played in Seagrave on Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m. from the beginning of May to the end of August. If you are interested, call Sharon Mason at 905-986-1400 for further details. Many from this area have been enjoying some time in the sunny south. Don and Louise Swain are sporting a

nice tan from their week in the sunny. It is hard to believe that next week will be March Break which is an opportunity for many families to do some travelling – either day trips or longer excursions. Have fun and make it a safe time. The World Day of Prayer was held on Friday afternoon at the Blackstock United Church with several ladies taking part. Special speaker was Rev. Linda Saffrey who spoke on this year’s featured country, France. Refreshments and a social time was held following the service. The senior citizens have moved the weekly Tuesday evening card parties to the St. John’s Anglican Parish Hall. Winners were Elmo Gibson, Marie Gibson, David Craig, Maurice and Jean VanCamp (low). Peter Booth had the most lone hands, while the specials were won by Alma Manns, Marie Gibson and Elizabeth Craig.

ZEPHYR & SANDFORD by Pat Asling Two weeks ago I noticed 2 flower stalks of hyacinth poking from the ground in front of the house. Knowing a cold snap was coming I covered them with snow. This week I had to do it again, in spite of how cold it has been – the sun is very warm! Congratulations to Hannah Risebrough, Gr.10, Uxbridge Secondary, who was voted Citizen of the Month. That’s quite an achievement! The Ontario Holstein Breeders Association held their Annual Banquet at Sandford Hall a couple of weeks ago, honouring those with excellent production and breeding records. Friends and former neighbours Scott and Beth Wilson are now Master breeders. They are 4th generation farmers on their land. Dennis and Jean Trowse enjoyed a few days of holidays, in their favourite northern retreat. They were celebrating their special (aren’t they all?) anniversary.

Annabell Jones and I, accompanied by Darlene Christie and Elva Kerry of Epsom, attended the UCW Presbyterial at Bradford Monday, Feb. 25. The guest speaker spoke about missions she has organized with youth 15 -17, in the country of Nicaragua. Due to the good weather the attendance set a record for a Feb. meeting. Ten of the Sandford ladies travelled to Mount Albert on Friday, March 1, for the World Day of Prayer. Our ladies presented the pre-written programme while Mount Albert provided the delicious hot-cross buns and jam. Rev. Diane has been battling the flu so service was cancelled in Zephyr Sunday and Bruce Harwood ably conducted the joint service at Sandford. We were pleased to have so many of our Zephyr church family out as both congregations have several away on

holidays. March 10, 4th of Lent and time change! On Tuesday, March 14, at 1:30 p.m. the Zephyr UCW meet. On Monday, March 18 the Sandford Council meets at 7 p.m. Please note earlier time from previous. Zephyr Council will meet on Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. Then on March 27, the UCW, with other help, host the Soupers Lunch at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian in Uxbridge, our second and last time of the years. Soup or cookies would be appreciated if you would like to help. The following day, March 28, Sandford UCW meets. Our guest speaker will be Earle Lockerby, talking about all things PEI. All are welcome. The meeting starts at 1:30 p.m. That same evening the Book Club comes together, to discuss “The Welcoming Committee of Butternut Creek.” New members are welcome.

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PRINCE ALBERT by Pat Boyd The Prince Albert congregation was pleasantly surprised to have Audrey Beauchamp as guest organist on Sunday. Her guest soloist was our favourite, Dave Brown, who once again delighted all with his voice. All were surprised and pleased to have a visit with our former minister, Rev. Elaine Sveet and children Oliver and Ava, plus her bother Steven Bidgood and his wee daughter Gwen. The hot soup luncheon to support Outreach projects is this Sunday March 10, after the regular service. If you could please bring your own soup bowls/mugs as we have short supply, but we do have lots of spoons. A free-will offering will be accepted. The Prince Albert Church Panel will meet in the Fellowship Room Tuesday evening March 12, at 7:30 p.m. You can turn in your soup labels, pop tops and stamps at the UCW meeting on Wednesday, March 13. Please keep the bar code intact. The winter study series ends this week at both churches, but the Lenten luncheons sponsored by the Scugog Ministerial Association are still held each Wed. at the Presbyterian Church, beginning at 12:10 p.m. The Thursday evening euchre winners at the Community Center were Mac Albright, Don Geer, Connie Cloutier, Grace Pargeter, Jean Vancamp and Georgina Stiner. Earla Stanfield won the Lone hand series with 15 lone hands.

CAESAREA by Eleanor Colwell Caesarea Nestleton Euchre Club Scores for February 28 were as follows: high scores – 1)M.Ayling, 2) J.Kushner, 3)L.Doble & P.Norton, 4) B.Fallis & L.Carver, 5)R.Bradburn, Dawn, & G.Davidson; most lone hands – T.Booth, J.Kushner & J.Rowe; and low score – G.Paisley. 37 euchre players enjoyed the night of cards. Why not join us on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Nestleton Hall? Everyone is welcome. Blackstock & District Lions Club As reported at our Governors’ Council meeting this past weekend, a major fundraising announcement was recently made introducing the “Opening Doors to Independence” project. The goal of this project is to raise one million dollars over the next three years and introduce a sixth Dog Guide program called “Diabetic Alert.” Other benefits that will be realized include a 25 per cent increase in resi-

dential space for clients, and the ability to graduate three per cent more Dog Guide Teams on an annual basis. Also included in the project will be increased access to technology to facilitate better communication and the relocation of administrative staff to an adjacent property. Further details of the project will be forthcoming. In other news, the Rick Mercer Report recently taped a segment at Dog Guides which was aired last week on CBC. Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides is hosting its semi-annual Open House on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Oakville training facility. Visitors will be able to tour the facility, see demonstrations of the Dog Guide programs and learn about the volunteer and foster puppy programs.

SCUGOG ISLAND by Jeanne C. Le Saux A belated congratulations goes out to Michael Woodcock and Danielle Vinette, who became proud parents of a sweet bundle of joy: Jaxon Leo-Michael. Jaxon came into the world on Feb 2, weighing in at 8lbs 8.6 ozs. Congratulations to the whole family, grandparents and all. Don’t forget to change your clocks over the weekend. The Drum Social has changed it’s date. It will be held on a Sunday, April 7 starting with a potluck lunch at 11:30 am - please bring a dish. Drumming and socializing will begin after a Grand Entry at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come out to this event at 22600 Island Rd, 1 km north of the Casino. Call to worship was called by Rev Catharina Bowers, on this third Sunday in Lent, a warm and friendly welcome went out to everyone who came out to the service, the Message was “Shadow of God’s Wings.” Refreshments for time for fellowship was provided by Anna Spencley and Myrtle Gimblett. Upcoming dates to remember are: - March 16 St Patrick’s Day supper at Island Hall; - April 27 Bake and Craft Sale at Island Hall; - May 31 Beef Supper Island Hall. Happy Birthdays this week goes out (March 2), Tina Johnson, Dylan Johnson (March 3), Sylvia Colman (March 6),

Nealson Craig and Hailey Johnson (March 8), Donald Edgar and Dane Thompson (March 9) and Jason Sliwa on March 10. Happy Birthday to any one I may have missed. Please submit your Island news before 6 p.m. on Sundays if you would like it included. I can be reached at 905-9857662 by phone or at

EPSOM & UTICA by Shari Lloyd and Nancy Morden hosted a Sleigh Ride on Family day for the families of Where We Grow Daycare in Port Perry and the Utica daycare. A fun time was had by all who attended. Happy Birthday wishes go out to former Bethesda resident Helen Parish who celebrated with family recently. Congratulations to former residents Bruce and Louise Haugen who celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on March 2. The next seniors luncheon will be on March 14, 12 p.m. at Epsom church. Please call 905-852-7445 to reserve. The UCW will meet on March 12, 1 p.m. at Epsom church. There will be Euchre at Epsom church on March 8. Everyone welcome. Greeters at Epsom church for the month of March are Ann Joyner, Arnis Pukitis and family, Scott and Beth Wilson and family.

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 10 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 10


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

16200 Old Simcoe Road (S.A. Cawker School) Port Perry Sunday, March 10, 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

Port Perry United Church 294 Queen St., Port Perry 9:50 a.m. Morning Worship Prince Albert United Church 23 Jeffrey St., Prince Albert 11:30 a.m. Morning Worship Nursery Care and Sunday School Available •


(Anglican Church of Canada)

Minister Rev. John Anderson

266 North St., Port Perry Phone: 905-985-7278 4th Sunday in Lent Sunday, March 10

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,’

10 a.m. Morning Prayer

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 10 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 Dollars vs. sense

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This week, the saga of the Scugog Fire Department’s first ice rescue invoice came to an apparent end, as councillors chose to uphold the almost $5,400 bill given to an Oshawa angler following his Jan. 13 rescue from the northeastern shore of Scugog Island. While the fee at face value is large, there is a logical cost breakdown (with precedent in the township’s bylaw dealing with illegal burning), for items such as the time - and risk - for the many volunteer firefighters who responded to the Sunday evening call. But there’s bigger issues than dollars here - namely common sense and personal responsibility. There are many things in life that carry an assumed risk, and not all of them come with a waiver. When you step onto ice, you have essentially signed on the dotted line that you are aware of your actions and any potential consequences. Why a veteran angler consciously chose to venture out on the ice alone during a warm spell remains a mystery. In Scugog and Durham (and likely in other municipalities that are home to lakes and rivers used for year-round recreation), police, firefighters and emergency workers have for years put out the message that no ice is safe ice. With the recent string of warm winters and now this episode, that message will only become louder in the years to come. In the wake of this incident, members of Scugog Council have recently added that no similar incidents have taken place since the Jan. 13 rescue on Scugog Island’s north shore. So, it would appear that the message has spread that the township is no longer relying on taxpayers to foot the bill when avoidable incidents, such as this recent episode on the lake, happen to occur. During the appeal of the rescue bill this week, the angler frequently stated that attaching such fees to emergency response would deter anyone in danger from making the call to 911, out of fear that a hefty fine may be coming in the mail. That is simply untrue. Is your life - or anyone’s - worth less than $5,400?

Increased snow clearing needed

Loans are meant to be repaid

Your opinion matters

To the Editor, Once again on February 27, sirens could be heard heading south on Simcoe towards the outskirts of town. Tragically another life was lost on Scugog’s roads. More often than not on snowy days, sirens are heard heading towards the stretch between Port Perry and Raglan and along the north stretch of Simcoe St. and the notorious ridges. Driving this stretch of road in the winter months is enough to make any driver anxious. With an accumulation of snow it is a drivers nightmare, always wondering if you will make it safely to the other side. That brings me to the ques-

tion - where are the road crews during these times? I have been a long-time resident here in Port Perry and have noticed that our winter road conditions have become deplorable! Traveling in the evenings and early morning hours are akin to risking your life on the roads leading in and out of Scugog Township. The cleaning of our roads has become noticeably less, making traveling very hazardous for even the best of drivers. The stretch that everyone knows as ‘The Ridges’ running from Raglan to Port Perry is often in unacceptable condition when it is a known fact that this stretch sees far too many accidents and losses of life.

To MPP John O’Toole,

Maybe someone can explain why these roadways cannot be better maintained for the safety of our residents and travellers? We can’t pass off all the blame on weather or driver skill. Our township and roads department also are party to deplorable road conditions for not cleaning up these dangerous stretches of road in a timely manner. Budgets and dollars and cents are not worth the amount of injury and lost lives. Someone needs to address this and stop the carnage on Scugog’s roads.

Being the parent of three children who have made higher education a priority, I am incredibly upset by the decision to forgive students who have refused to repay their loans. Despite the fact that 87 per cent do pay back the money that they have borrowed, the remaining should not be excused from paying their way. I do not recall being involved in any discussion that allowed an interest-free loan to be dismissed. This is not only an incredible waste of our tax dollars but is ludicrous considering that students have two-thirds of their tuition covered by taxpayers. What message does this send to the students who are struggling to repay the loans? Should they just give up? If the government sees fit to excuse some loans, why then not all loans? If these are the future taxpayers and voters, where is the incentive to be honest in their dealings with the world at large? My suggestion would be to rescind the offer, give the names to Revenue Canada for future payment, publish the names of the people who have refused to pay and allow the rest of Canada a vote to see if they truly wish to perpetuate the welfare state that your government seems to think is appropriate in the year 2013.

Vivian Foster Port Perry

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Cartwright’s success goes beyond numbers To the Editor: An open letter to the Board Chair of the Durham District School Board, Dear Mr. Allin, As a business person working in today’s economic environment, I understand that there are numerous factors that are considered before making decisions that impact existing services and service facilities, so I will refrain from commenting on the appropriateness of the recommendation made by the review committee regarding the closure of Cartwright High School. However, as a parent of two Cartwright High School graduates, I feel compelled to address the comment you made as Board Chairman that was printed in The Standard on Feb. 28, 2013, indicating that the “library was an embarrassment” and that students going to a large university’s library would be lost. To my knowledge, no Durham Region high school has a library system as large and complex as a university and ANY graduating student would require an orientation period in order to learn the university system. To make a fur-

ther point, because students from Cartwright High School do not have immediate access to resources offered in other schools, they are more self-reliant and solution-orientated than their more fortunate counterparts, as they develop the skills that allow them to find alternatives to assist them complete the task at hand. Cartwright High School has consistently placed among the top level of Ontario schools with the highest ratio of Ontario Scholars. Both my children graduated with this honour, as did most of their Cartwright compatriots. Both of my children went on to university as did most of their graduating group, and both of my children graduated from university in highly competitive-programs, Business Admin Co-op and Criminology, as did most of their graduating group. Both of my children have successful careers in their field of study, as do most of their graduating group and both of my children own their own houses, as do most of their graduating group. Both of my children have repeatedly noted

that their ability to succeed was in part because of the fact that they attended Cartwright High School. They have both indicated that from the first year they entered the school, they were not identified by grade level but were included as part of a complete system. Because the school had an academic focus, the standards were set high and students stretched themselves to exceed. Activities were limited so students assumed the responsibility of developing self-run programs similar to those offered in bigger schools. Peer networks that traversed grade levels were created in these processes. These are the “resources” that set the foundation for success in the real world, not libraries or gymnasiums. Mr. Allin, perhaps you should step out of your administrator role and review the metrics used in the evaluation. Success isn’t measured solely by numbers or assets but should include in the social investment by the organization. Darlene Brown Scugog

Rotary Clubs join in fight to eradicate polio To the Editor: On Saturday, Feb. 23, Rotary International celebrated its 108th birthday. On that day, Minister of International Cooperation, Julian Fantino, announced the lifting of a funding cap and announced that Canada will match all contributions to the ‘Pennies and More for Polio matching fund initiative.’ With additional matching by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this means that close to $5 million has been added to the global fight against polio by Canadian Rotarians and their friends. At its executive meeting on Thursday, Feb. 25, our local club unanimously approved the following motion. ‘The Rotary Club of Uxbridge extends its thanks to Dur-

ham Member of Parliament, Erin O’Toole, for his role in removing the upper limit for Government of Canada matching of donations to Rotary International’s campaign to End Polio Now.’ The campaign, which began in 1985, has reduced the number of endemic countries from 125 to 3 and the number of annually reported cases from 350,000 to 200. It is projected that 2015 will be the first polio free year making the disease only the second in history to be eradicated from the face of the earth. Chuck Taylor Rotary Foundation Chair Rotary Club of Uxbridge

A beautiful story without a middle Port Perry lost a child last week. Kristin Lynn Renaud was killed in a car accident on Wednesday, Feb. 27, on her way to work. Her best friend her beloved dog Oscar - died with her. Kristin was 23 years old. Three weeks from today, my son Patrick will turn 23. I think of his smiling face, the feel of his hugs, the sound of his voice on the phone, the way he says “I love you momma” whenever we say goodbye. I think of what it would be like to lose him - to lose my very reason for being - and I weep. I weep for Kristin’s mother and father. I weep for every parent who has ever lost a child. This is not what nature intended. A child is not supposed to die before a mom, before a dad. This is not the order of things. It is unjust. It is unfair. It is unthinkable. And yet, somehow, in defiance of time and logic, it happens. And when it does, we struggle to find reasons - answers - where none exist. We question our faith, our purpose, our survival, our very existence. And we come face to face with an awful truth: that our preconceived notion about life and death - the idea that the children we bring into this world will grow up and old enough to tuck us safely into our own grave - is nothing more than a broken promise. Kristin and Patrick were friends. They went to school together. They worked together. They partied together. And now, that part of Patrick’s life has been subtracted. How will he find a way to balance the equation? How will Kristin’s family, the people who knew her and loved her and will feel her loss the most, make sense of the math?

Patrick is relatively unfamiliar with death. He watched, from a distance, as his paternal grandfather grew elderly, and then increasingly ill and eventually passed away. It was very sad, and I know my son cried. But grandpa was old. He had lived his life. He had watched his children grow and marry and have children of their own. His death was inevitable, prescribed. And, although I’m sure his wife, and his children and even his grandchildren would disagree, the argument could be made that it was his time. Derek had accomplished all that he had set out to do. If ever death is just - if dying is the price we must pay for a good life well lived - then his was a just death. And although Patrick was suddenly without his grandfather - because death, whenever and however it comes is always sudden; a heart beating one moment and still the next - he had seen how the story is supposed to go; a predictable, acceptable narrative arc with a beginning, a middle and an end. But this is the first time Patrick has lost a buddy, a peer. The first time he has been deeply touched by a beautiful incomplete story. I was 10 when I lost my first friend, a lovely five-year-old boy named Paul, who was killed, along with his father and one sister, when the family car hit the rear end of a transport truck on a foggy Christmas Eve. A few days before, I had been galloping around the schoolyard with sweet Paul on my back as we jostled with other horses and riders in an exuberant game of snow jousting. My parents, never imagining that I knew the boy much less played with him at recess time, told me the tragic news on Christmas morning. I have no other memories of that day. Did Santa come? I don’t know. It wouldn’t

Staying in touch... JOHN O’TOOLE MPP

Second reading for pay freeze Legislation introduced by our Official Opposition caucus last week, and calling for a two-year freeze in public sector salaries, was approved in a vote of 36-35. All members of the PC caucus supported the Bill, with Liberals and NDPs opposed. In what is considered to be a major embarrassment for the McGuinty-Wynne government, the Liberals and New Democrats failed to get enough MPPs to attend in the Legislature and vote against the Bill. MPP Peter Shurman, who introduced the wage freeze legislation, said it’s no wonder Ontario is barreling towards a $411 billion debt. He said: “This government can’t even count up votes – never mind its own balance sheet.” Perhaps they are still not aware this is a minority government and they need to have enough votes in the House. If passed, the Comprehensive Public Sector Compensation and Wage Freeze Act would impose an immediate, two-year, across-the-board wage freeze on the entire public sector workforce. These salaries are the single biggest item in a provincial budget that has a deficit of almost $12 billion for the current year. Ontario’s total debt amounts to about $17,900 for every man, woman and child. That’s a deferred tax all of us must pay in the years ahead. It is further evidence that Ontario has a structural deficit caused by spending that is increasing faster than the growth in revenue. Having been narrowly approved in the Ontario Legislature, our caucus’ plan for a public sector pay freeze goes to the committee on the Legislative Assembly for further review. As with all matters before the House, your input would be appreciated. I can be reached at 1-800-661-2433 or (905) 697-1501 and by e-mail at john.otooleco@

Just Write! TRACEY COVEART The Standard


have mattered. My friend was dead. A little boy who would never see another Christmas. And almost worse, he had left behind a mother and a sister who survived the accident, as well as two grandparents who waited and waited for a car that never arrived on Dec. 24. At the tender age of 10, everything I thought I knew about life was suddenly wrong. I was anguished. I was angry. And I was never really sure of anything again. My best friend - my blood-sister - Judy, died suddenly when we were 32 years old. She put the kettle on to boil after working a night shift and curled up on the couch to wait. Her mom found her body the next day. Peaceful. Fetal. Cold to the touch. Another story with no middle. I’m not sure I have ever completely recovered from the shock and the agony of Judy’s death. I know her mother hasn’t. Patrick’s universe has shifted since last Wednesday. Will the stars ever realign for him? Will the world - will life - ever really make sense again? With Kristin’s tragic death, Patrick has lost more than a friend. He has lost his innocence. May the heavens embrace Kristin Lynn Renaud, and may her friends and family find comfort in the joy she wrote into their stories.

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How sweet it is: Syrup festival returns to Purple Woods

The annual Purple Woods Maple Syrup Fest returned to ‘the ridges’ on March 2, offering up plenty of fun for all ages. The fest runs next weekend through the March Break, and on weekends until the beginning of April. (Clockwise from top left): - Guests enjoy the horse-drawn wagon rides through Purple Woods. - Kenley Taylor of Oshawa tries the pancakes offered at the event. - Victoria Michalowsky and Kathryn Holden of the Oshawa Museum demonstrate pioneer candle making. - Samantha Geissberger and Selina Lall demonstrate how maple syrup was produced hundreds of years ago. - Monique Micallef shows visitors the new processor which turns sap into syrup - Roselle Uhlig and Marissa Walker had one of the biggest responsibilities of the weekend - ensuring that guests left with a stomach full of great-tasting pancakes. - Nolan Fry and Kate Bell try their hand at pioneer toys and games.



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With tax season just beginning, Canadians across the country are undertaking the annual ritual of filing the appropriate forms and waiting to receive their return. And when filing taxes, it pays to have a knowledgable person in your corner to get the biggest return possible. In Port Perry, Anita Van Zeeland is that person. Part of the 1st Financial Centre group of professionals, Ms. Van Zeeland has been helping local residents with their financial needs for many years. Ms. Van Zeeland - along with Tom Rowett and Karsten Doose - formed 1st Financial in 2009, creating a “one-stop shopping” format for all the financial needs of North Durham residents. While the members are grouped under the 1st Financial designation, each member offers something different and

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LAKERIDGE HEALTH GOES GREEN: Crews work to complete the project of installing solar panels on the roof at Lakeridge Health Port Perry. The project was completed in a matter of weeks, and is expected to greatly reduce hydro consumption at the Paxton St. facility. SUBMITTED PHOTO

A new litter has arrived! Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind is pleased to announce the birth of our latest litter of puppies. Within several weeks, these puppies will require foster homes to learn what it takes to be a ‘good dog’ before entering formal training to become guide dogs to help someone in need. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind is seeking foster families in North Durham for our latest arrivals. You must be home most of the day or obtain permission to take the dog to work with you. You require access to a vehicle for veterinary appointments and training sessions. All food and veterinary expenses are provided. This is a 12-18 month commitment, raising and training the dog in your home, with the expectation for daily long walks in all weather conditions. When the dog is ready to enter into formal training at the National Training Centre of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, you must be prepared to give up the dog, so that it may continue its journey to aid as a guide dog. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind was established as a registered charity in 1984. Since that time, Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind has provided professionally trained guide dogs to more than 700 Canadians who are visually impaired from coast to coast. For more information, contact Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind by e-mail at or phone 613-692-7777.

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March is nutrition month in Durham March marks Nutrition Month and Durham Region Health Department is launching the campaign “March into Nutrition Month … Take small steps to healthier eating”, to help people eat healthier by making small changes to their current eating habits. “The tips we suggest are not new; they’re meant to remind people that healthy eating is possible by taking small steps over time,” said Adrienne Baltadjian, a public health nutritionist with the Health Department. “Start with a few changes and when you’re ready, add more. Any small

change you can make will benefit your health.” One suggestion Ms. Baltadjian offers is to eat one more fruit and vegetable each day. This campaign features a new online learning tool that provides tips on how to select, prepare and store vegetables and fruit. The resource also offers tasty recipes that will help you include more vegetables and fruit in your diet. According to Canada’s Food Guide, adults require seven to 10 servings of vegetables and fruit daily, while children require four to eight servings daily, depending on age and

gender. A recent survey showed that only 31 per cent of Durham Region residents 18 and older eat vegetables and fruit five or more times a day. “People who eat five or more servings of vegetables and fruit everyday are less likely to develop heart disease, certain types of cancer and are more likely to have a healthy body weight,” added Ms. Baltadjian. For further tips on healthy eating and to access the online learning resource, visit or call Durham Health Connection Line at 905-666-6241 or 1-800-841-2729.

New on-line tool for food budgeting Durham Region Health Department is introducing a new online learning tool to assist Durham families with food budgeting. The Discover Your Inner Chef! Online Learning tool is designed to help families in preparing healthy, low-cost meals. Families can use the online learning to practice food budgeting skills right away and save money. “It can be a challenge to plan nutritious meals that are affordable,” said Deborah Lay, a public health nutritionist with the Health Department. “We hope this e-tool will help families eat healthily even on a limited budget.” According to the 2011 Canadian

Community Health survey, eight per cent of Durham Region households are food insecure. Being food insecure is when people either worry about not having enough food to eat, or don’t have the amount or kind of food they want to eat. The Discover Your Inner Chef! Online Learning resource teaches about food budgeting and includes five short practical sessions: Canada’s Food Guide, Menu Planning, Shopping Smart, Cooking at Home and Using Leftovers. The online tool also includes quizzes, games and recipes for delicious, low-cost meals. In 2012, the Health Department’s

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The Uxbridge Bruins are moving on to the COJHL Cougar Cup Finals, following a four game sweep in their ‘Battle of North Durham’ against the rival Port Perry MoJacks. Uxbridge skated to back-to-back wins last week to sweep the MoJacks from the playoffs, and are now squaring off against the Lakefield Chiefs for the right to represent the COJHL at the provincial level. Fans were treated to a double overtime thriller on Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Uxbridge that ended when ‘Killer’ Korey Brand poked in a loose puck just over five minutes into the second overtime period. The teams skated to a 1-1 tie after the first period of play, as Brodie Myers scored for the MoJacks, with Justin Bean replying for Uxbridge. A powerplay goal from Jarett Smith late in the second period, assisted by Patrick Morgan and Bean, gave the Bruins a 2-1 lead over the depleted MoJacks, who were decimated by injuries during the series, after 40 minutes of play. With nine minutes remaining, Matt Murray found Myers streaking to the net for his second of the night to tie the game and send the match-up to extra time to determine a winner. MoJacks captain Matt Paul had a chance to put the game away with a penalty shot early in the second overtime shortly before Brand’s eventual game winning goal turned aside. MoJacks goalie Jeff Julien was fantastic in defeat as he turned aside several quality scoring chances from the Bruins to keep the MoJacks in contention right up to the final buzzer. With their backs up against the wall, the MoJacks hosted the Bruins at Scugog Arena for Game 4 on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Myers gave the MoJacks an early lead when he converted a Logan Evans pass just over two minutes into the action. Although the MoJacks continued to dominate play as the second period wore on, a powerplay blast from Bean at the blue line tied the

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Tim ‘Honey Badger’ Bierema netted his first goal of the playoffs during the Bruins’ 5-4 overtime loss to the Lakefield Chiefs, in Game 1 of the COJHL championship series in Uxbridge on DYNAMIC DESIGNS Special to The Standard Monday, March 4. MoJacks, it’s not like we’re going out and looking for 20 players to step into our line-up. There are lots of great players coming up through the midget ranks, with several coming from right here in Port Perry hungry for a spot with our club,” Campbell opined. With the MoJacks out of the way, the Bruins turned their attention to the Lakefield Chiefs when the COJHL championship series got underway on Monday, March 4 in Uxbridge. Steve Douitsis netted a powerplay goal for the Bruins just under two minutes into the fray when his shot weaved through heavy traffic in front of the net to give the home side an early lead. Callum Lynch and Vocino added assists on the play. The Chiefs would, however, turn the tide near the midway point of the first period, and hit several posts in the latter stages of the period, keeping Uxbridge ahead by a 1-0 score through 20 minutes of play. After Lakefield tied the game just 38 seconds into the middle frame, Vocino stuffed in a loose puck almost three minutes later to restore Uxbridge’s advantage.


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OMHA Playoff action heating up DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

ON THE ATTACK: Jesse Menzies kicks off a Central Ontario Wolves’ offensive rush during the Minor Midget Wolves’ 4-3 loss to the Barrie Colts at Scugog Arena on Saturday, March 2. Barrie would prevail in the series after taking Game 5 the following afternoon. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

Local swimmers making a splash A pair of swimmers from Precious Minds’ Fitness Zone - SWIM program have taken to winning like a duck to water. Uxbridge residents Tori Snell and Madeline Sweet each brought home two first place ribbons from a recent Special Olympics swim meet. Snell, competing in the 12 to 15 age bracket, won 1st place in both the 25m backstroke and the 25m freestyle events. Meanwhile, Sweet, who was competing in the age 16 to 21 bracket took first place honours in both the 25 and 50m freestyle. Precious Minds would like to thank those involved with this great achievement for the young ladies, including Program Coordinator Sandy Ianuzzo, swim instructor Beth McLelland and all the other amazing volunteers with the Fitness Zone - SWIM program. The girls would also like to thank sponsors, including, Uxbridge Township, Loblaws, Dairy Farmers, Telus, United Way and Unity for Autism.

Several local minor hockey teams continued their quest for provincial supremacy over the weekend with the OMHA semifinals in full swing. The Williamson Uxbridge Minor Atom Stars find themselves trailing Orillia two-games-to-none after dropping a pair of weekend match-ups. The Minor Atom Stars will be looking to turn things around on Wednesday, March 6, when they host Orillia at 6:15 p.m. The Cobra Metal Manufacturing Minor PeeWee AE Stars will be looking to finish off the Georgina Blaze when the two sides hook up in Uxbridge for Game 4 on Thursday, March 7 at 8:15 p.m. After the Stars took Game 1 by a score of 2-1, the teams split their weekend match-ups with Georgina slipping past Uxbridge by a 4-1 score on Saturday, March 2 before

rebounding with a 4-3 win in Sutton the next day. A dream season for the Ron Noble Insurance PeeWee Stars came to a close over the weekend when they were eliminated by the Barrie Colts. The PeeWee Stars had a

glorious run to the semifinals as they knocked off several higher seeded teams, including Whitby and Clarington during their impressive playoff run after finishing the Lakeshore League season in seventh place.

GOLDEN GIRLS: Uxbridge residents Tori Snell (left) and Madeline Sweet proudly show off the first place ribbons they received at a recent Special Olympics swim meet. Both girls had impressive debuts at their first ever meet, and are eager to get back in the water. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

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Tim Horton’s Bonspiel attracts top rinks Blackstock Minor First overall with 38 points, the Ryan Godfrey Gravenhurst rink of Jenna Godfrey, Alex Mitchell and Bryce Ratcliff rolled over opponents in the first draw of the fifth annual Port Perry-Tim Hortons Bantam Bonspiel with teams from Whitby, Thornhill, Annandale, West Northumberland (Cobourg), Bobcaygeon, and Unionville competing. Gravenhurst’s team-Godfrey, reconstituted from their two-team roster that morning, handily beat Scott Dobson’s Scarborough Golf and defeated Annandale’s mixed entry 8-5. Port Perry’s Daniel Kiss, Noah Golphin, Aiden Bowers and Thomas Kiss, managed a well-fought squeaker win over Whitby’s Ben Mitchell rink. The all-Mitchell rink took four ends and had it tied at five after eight ends. In the tie-breaker end a Kiss draw won when a Mitchell rock picked and went astray. Against Jack Lorenze of Gravenhurst, Daniel Kiss guided his team to another close win, 9-8 in an extra end for more than 30 points on the day. Port Perry’s second draw entry, Regan Eckhardt, Leanne Cherry, Meaghan McGuire and Alex Duff, impressed in an 11-5 win over West Northumberland’s Justin McKague rink but in their battle with Unionville’s strong Justin Chung they couldn’t get the two points they needed to force an extra end. Chung won 8-5 with second highest points on the day (34+). Third overall was Rachel Snelgrove’s all-

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Hockey round-up The Blackstock Minor Hockey League had a full slate of games on Saturday, March 2. Mites MVPs for the Caeserea Fire Fighters were Nicolas Ormiston and Chase Prouse, while Jacob-Riley McCulloch and Jacob Sider were recognized by the Chicken Nuggets team this week. Tykes Cochrane Tree Service took W.O. Insurance for the win with a final score of 12-2. Brandon Byer served as goalie for Cochrane Tree Service. Goals came from Johnannes Kalm scored an astonishing seven goals. Cameron Yeo chipped in a hat trick and Lucas Vandervoort and Joshua Cochrane both netted singles. Despite the lop-sided score, W.O. Insurance goalie Cameron Edgerton did shine at moments, making several great saves. Darren Baker scored both goals for the Insurers. Shagg’s earned the win against Canadian Tire by a 5-1 score. Jacob MacLennan was the goalie for Shagg’s. Jonathan Acker scored all five goals for Shagg’s, while assists came from Cameron Cuzzilla, and Cooper Puterbough and a pair from Adam Frew. The Canadian Tire goalie was Aidan Lazure. Zachary Stevens scored the goal, assisted by Isabella O’Donoshue. Novice Port Perry Dental beat Make A Wish 7-6, with Deanna Shaw picking up the win in net. Keegan Edgerton scored all seven goals in the Dentists’ winning effort. Assists came from Cole Stephens, Abby Moase and James Doherty. Make A Wish goalie was Scott Leslie who got two goals from both Corey Van Camp and Brett Hanley. Dallas King and Axel Fenenlius added singles. King also added three assists. Toni Boadway added two assists, and Rhianna Boadway, and Brett Hanley had single helpers. Krown Rust Control took Eco Water Systems by a score of 7-4. Connor Thomas was Krown Rust Control’s goal tender. Shannon Arney, Colin Atkins and Noah Michel all netted two goals for Krown with Brodie Holmes adding a single score. Earning assists were Atkins and Aidan Joyce. Eco Water Systems had Andrew McKay between the pipes. Davis Winger and Abbigail Brennan each scored two goals. Assists came from Sam Byers and Alex Cuzzilla, with Meghan Brennan chipping in with two helpers. Atoms Buck’s Construx won against Low & Low Ltd. with a final score of 6 -2. Thomas Slomiany was in net for Buck’s Construx. Carson Nozdryn and Owen Silcock each sored twice for Buck’s, with Max Dinsmore and Austin Dean rounding out the goal scorers. Silcock added four assists, and Wendy Rudkin Dinsmore both added single assists. Low & Low Ltd. had Joshua Ormiston in net and Joey Edgerton scored both goals. PeeWee JF Construction beat Red Ribbon Restaurant by a 7-3 score. Joseph Faria was the goalie for the Construction Workers. Corbin Davis-Turnbull netted a hat trick in the win, with Justin Tobin adding a pair. Dylan Tobin and Benjamin Sargent both lit the lamp twice in the win. Earning assists were Clark Keenan (2), Kristyn Williams, Tobin, Sargent and Davis-Turnbull. Red Ribbon Restaurant’s goalie was Liam Smith. Ian Richardson, Jack Marshall and Troy Larmer were the goal scorers for Red Ribbon Restaurant. Assists came from Marshall and Mari McDowell. Bantam Omnific Design won against Luchka Float Service by a final tally of 5-2. Omnific Design goalie was Dylan Steward. Ben Slomiany and Cory Bray each scored twice for Omnific and Jacob Lee added a single. Slomiany also earned an assist. Troy Larmer and Jonathan Green each scored a goal for Luchka with Jordan Bolzon getting the start between the pipes.

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Peacefully, on Monday, March 4, 2013 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry, at age 74. Gary Babcock of Sonya, beloved husband of Eileen (nee Biso). Loved father of Gary Jr. and his wife Anne of Manilla, Arlene Nagy of Lindsay, and Marlene and her husband Darrell Hales of Cannington. Loving grandfather of Pauline, Robert, Allison, Lucas, Jessica and Julie. Dear brother of Mary Evans and Carol Lashley. Best friend of Chuck Smyllie, Ken Clarke and Jim Preston. The family of Gary Babcock will receive friends at the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, “McDermott-Panabaker Chapel”, 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Thursday, March 7th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. A Service to celebrate his life will be held in the Chapel on Friday, March 8th at 11 a.m. followed by a reception in the Heritage Room of the funeral home. Interment Bethesda-Scott Cemetery, Leaskdale in the Spring. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Charity of your choice. Memories and condolences may be shared at

CARD OF THANKS The family of Lloyd Short would like to express their thanks to the wonderful staff at Port Perry Memorial Hospital, Dr. Schurter and especially Joan Mumford for her words of wisdom and coaching during a difficult time.

Thank you to all of Lloyd’s family and friends for your prayers, and acts of kindness. A special thanks to his Oddfellow friends for their lovely service, and to the UCW.

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MacDONALD, John “Jake The Snake”

After a short illness, on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry, at age 56. Jake MacDonald of Caesarea, loved son of the late Jack and Eva MacDonald of Caesarea. Beloved brother of Ethel Lefebvre (deceased), Bernice Lansdowne of Toronto, Roseann Williams of Elliott Lake, Dorothy Vader (deceased) and Irene MacDonald of Oshawa. Jake will also be missed by his nieces and nephews. A service to celebrate the life of Jake MacDonald was held in the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, “McDermott Panabaker Chapel”, 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985 2171) on Wednesday, March 6th at 11 a.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Port Perry Hospital Foundation. Memories and condolences may be shared at www. waggfuneralhome. com

RENAUD, Kristin Lynn

Suddenly, as a result of a car accident, on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at age 23 with her best friend Oscar. Kristin Renaud of Port Perry, beloved daughter of Dave and Cathy Renaud of Port Perry. Loved sister of Kimberly and her husband Mark Urbankiewicz of Little Britain, and Kalea Renaud of Port Perry. Dear aunt of Lily Urbankiewicz. Loving granddaughter of Shirley and Ted Samis of Scarborough, and Connie and Clem (deceased) Renaud of Oshawa, Kristin will be remembered by her aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. The family of Kristin Renaud received friends at the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, “McDermottPanabaker Chapel”, 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Sunday, March 3rd from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. A Service to celebrate her life was held in the Port Perry United Church on Monday, March 4th at 11 a.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the New Animal Shelter for Uxbridge-Scugog. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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Audrey McNeill wish to express our sincere appreciation for all the acts of kindness during our time of bereavement. We wish to thank Dr. Gordon Mercer and the Nurses and Staff at Lakeridge Health in Port Perry. To the caregivers from Home Instead Senior Care including Karen Giles, Patricia Tapp, Kathleen Lorke, Catherine Crane and Kristyn Skitch we offer a heartfelt thank you for the dedication, compassion and understanding shown to our Mom and our family during such a difficult time. Thank you to the volunteers of Meals on Wheels and Stephanie from Pro Home services. Appreciation is also extended to Wagg Funeral Home (Mark and Myles) for their guidance and support. For the beautiful service held at the Port Perry United Church to honour our Mom we wish to thank the Reverend Elaine Hall for her words of comfort and inspiration. Thank you to the Port Perry United Church Women for their lovely luncheon. A special thank you to C. Ryan Edgar, John Lindsay, Jackie Crawford and Audrey Beauchamp for their musical tributes to our Mom. The family further wishes to thank the members of the Scugog Fire Department for acting as our Mom’s Pallbearers and honouring Mom with your Memorial Salute. Mom would have been so proud. Thank you to family, friends and the community for every memorial donation, floral arrangement, caring word and card of sympathy. Most of all we wish to say Thank You to our Mom. Mom, you were a strong, compassionate and courageous woman. You set your own life aside at a very young age to care for, love, guide and protect your children. For that Mom we will always remember, love and be thankful to you. You will be in our hearts forever. Diane, Robert, Beverly, Susan, Thomas, Donald, Debbie, Steven and Joanne. “Our loved ones leave the world, but never our Hearts”

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New book traces local history over the years BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

When Grant Karcich started looking into Durham Region’s history, he didn’t know it would eventually turn into a comprehensive look at the common thread running through several local municipalities over hundreds of years. Mr. Karcich’s interest and research has now culminated in ‘Scugog Carrying Place: A Frontier Pathway,’ a new book on Durham’s human history over several hundred years. Although Mr. Karcich has written books in the past dealing with genaeology, this will be his first offering on local history. Although a local history buff for many years, Mr. Karcich, an Oshawa resident, began his research in earnest in 2010, which included dozens of sources ranging from contemporary books and university theses on the sub-

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ject to archives and maps from the 1800s. “Growing up around here, you can’t avoid history,” said Mr. Karcich, who has an academic background in anthropology. “I’ve always been curious about how things got started the way they did. I felt there were some pieces missing or misunderstood and I just kept looking to find out more. It was only in the last three years that I set out to put it all into a book - I had enough to warrant an early history of how places like Oshawa and Port Perry got started.” Specifically, the book examines the social and physical connections between the northern and southern communities of Durham, linked by an historic trail system known as the Carrying Place, which connected the communities and settlements from Lake Ontario to Lake Scugog and along other

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local waterways, originally used by local First Nation peoples and later, by European settlers. In tracing the physical connection between communities that resided in what would one day become Durham Region, Mr. Karcich also details the social developments over the last 250 years that took place as a result of the interactions between local First Nations and settlers from Europe and the U.S., up until the 1850s. “It was the highway of its day,” said Mr. Karcich, adding that although the first records of the trail date from the 1750s, there is evidence that the Carrying Place may have been in use by various First Nations since the 1300s. “What I’ve tried to do is see how far back it goes. Some of the historic villages were distributed north to south, in a way that lines up almost completely with the Carrying Place. What appears to have happened is that the villages moved north - the further north you go, the younger the villages.” In addition to the detailed history, the book also contains numerous images and photographs of various Durham communities over the years. Of particular note for North Durham residents

Local author Grant Karcich has spent the last three years painstakingly researching his latest book, ‘Scugog Carrying Place - A Frontier Pathway.’ The book details Durham region’s human history over several hundred years. In advance of the book’s release, Mr. Karcich will be appearing at the upcoming Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival on March 23 and 24. BLAKE WOLFE The Standard are the depictions of Port Perry and Cannington from the mid-1800s. The book is due out on

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