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Vol. 128, No. 24

Tweed, Ontario, Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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A magical night for volunteers at CCCH

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Volunteers raise a cup for Camp Day Local volunteers from the Tweed & Area Heritage Center, Moira Place Long Term Care Home, the Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival, Municipality of Tweed Council, the Gateway Community Health Centre, the Royal Canadian Legion, the Land O’Lakes Curling Club, the Tweed Public Library, the Kiwanis Club of Tweed and the Tweed & Area Chamber of Commerce worked the Tim Hortons counter throughout the day, June 4th, in support of the franchise’s annual Camp Day. On this special day, Tim Hortons owners across Canada and the United States donate 100% of coffee sale proceeds to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation. Last year the restaurants raised $11.8 million and were able to send 17,000 kids to camp. From left are Deanna Brennan, Aunt to Councillor Don DeGenova, next, who managed to convince her to volunteer on behalf of the Municipality of Tweed during her visit from Red Deer, Alberta, storefront cashier Marlene Boomhower, Registered Nurse Tammy Austin and Personal Support Worker summer student Eric Geen, both from Moira Place.

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Welcome to... Tweed Passersby were given the chance for a chuckle during the painting of Tweed’s water tower when, during a small fifteen minute timeframe, the lettering read “WEED” before the “T” was added.

By SHANNON BINDER BRAY The Tweed News Volunteer based non-profit organization, Community Care for Central Hastings (CCCH), hosted a magical night of appreciation for their local volunteers the evening of June 3rd. Held at the Madoc Kiwanis Centre, CCCH welcomed 120 volunteers to a social hour and barbeque, followed by a magic and comedy performance by Evans & Evans and ending with awards and presentations. The CCCH program enables seniors and adults with physical disabilities to remain in their homes by providing volunteer support. “Without our volunteers our agency wouldn’t be able to exist and we are very appreciative of all our volunteers and what they do for our agency,” said Volunteer/Program Coordinator Jennifer Maloney. The Barbara Curtis Volunteer Award was presented to Cliff Derry who has sat on both the CCCH Board of Directors and

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From left, Community Care for Central Hastings Executive Director Patt Dobb, congratulates volunteers Cliff Derry, recipient of the 2014 Barbara Curtis Volunteer Award, Mary Stewart, Sheila Zajac, Jan Bruce and Curt Brinkman, all recipients of the Spirit of the Community Award at the June 3rd volunteer appreciation evening. Also receiving Spirit of the Community Awards were Wendy Lamb and Lynda Van Will, not in attendance.

the Foundation Board, in his role as Secretary/Treasurer since 2003. Derry was recognized by CCCH Executive Director Pat Dobb for his “extraordinary leadership, innovation and creativity.” Receiving Spirit of the Community Awards were Mary Stewart, recognized as a seven year office volunteer, Sheila Zajac, recognized for her involvement with the Meals on Wheels and Diner ’s Club programs, Jan Bruce, recognized as a Foundation Board member and for her involvement with the Meals on Wheels, Diner ’s Club and Friendly Visiting programs, Curt Brinkman, recognized as a bag runner for the Meals on Wheels program since 2002, Wendy Lamb, recognized for her involvement with the Meals on Wheels program and Lynda Van Will, recognized for her involvement with the Hidden Treasures thrift store. A total of 349 volunteers dedicate their time to a multitude of CCCH programming including Transportation, Reassurance Calls, Diner’s Club, Friendly Visiting, Meals on Wheels, Homemaking, the Indoor Walk program, Blood Pressure, Foot Care and Blood Donor Clinics, as well as serving on various committees and in office. Dobb recognized that all of CCCH’s volunteers “have the magic touch,” and also commended the exceptional staff at CCCH and extended appreciation to both staff and volunteer family members who provide invaluable support on an ongoing basis. The volunteers relayed they enjoyed their evening of appreciation, noting the team of Rob and Pat Evans was “hilarious” as they wowed the audience with their talented trickery, distraction and humour. Community Care for Central Hastings serves the Municipality of Tweed, Municipality of Centre Hastings, Township of Stirling Rawdon, Municipality of Marmora & Lake, Township of Tudor & Cashel, Township of Madoc, and Roslin.


Editorial

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The Tweed News, June 11, 2014

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Generation Boomerang? By SHANNON BINDER BRAY The Tweed News I am sure by now, our avid readers are waiting with great anticipation for an update on just how things are going, with dear old mom living in the Bray household. After all it has been two and a half weeks. Two. And. A. Half. Despite having a barely there health care support system, we “muddled through” as mom would say, thanks to my immediate family members. She has now gone on to spread her 80 year old joy to my sister’s family in nearby Ottawa. If it sounds a little like I may not have enjoyed this experience, it is because..... I didn’t. After living alone for 26 years, mom likes her independence. Eating when, where and what she wants, going where she sees fit for whatever length of time and keeping her surroundings as quiet or as noisy as she pleases have grown into quite the habits. We could all expect to be a little disconcerted if we, too, suddenly found ourselves catapulted into someone else’s life. But, what if it weren’t so sudden? We recently had an interesting visit from a cousin, just a few years older. Perhaps she is a little jaded after more than 20 years of service on the Toronto Police Force but, when she told us not to expect our children to care for us when we are older, our jaws literally dropped. We were dumbfounded as she explained “today’s kids just don’t care.” We vehemently disagreed, and she thought our reactions were “cute.” Upon her departure, we sat down our oldest and, on no uncertain terms, secured our future! On the other end of the pendulum, kids living with their parents is becoming a major trend. Thanks to a temperamental economy and soaring living costs, many twenty-somethings are staying in the nest long beyond post-secondary graduation and first days on the job, staying on till a healthy first home down payment is earned. Some parents are going as far as to provide that down payment, in the hopes that one day, their children will repay them by providing reciprocal care when they need it. Statistics Canada 2011 census shows 42.3 per cent of young adults aged 20-29 are living with their parents, a number well above the level of 26.9 per cent in 1981. With an impending high school graduation in our near future, I for one am dreading the last week in August when we drop our daughter off to begin four years away from home. An accelerated curriculum will likely mean just one summer home - a prospect that will make this transition even more difficult to bear. Enough so, I will go out on a limb and say if she wanted to return to our nest once her education is complete, I would welcome her with open wings. Not because I know I will need her later, but just because I love her.

Shag Another Lough girl contacted us about Mrs. Mary Spry, (1897-1993), and then Dayle brought a photograph of Mary for inclusion in the book. The moment we saw the photo, we remembered having seen her with the McCareys sometimes at services in St. A n d r e w ’ s Presbyterian Church, Tweed. (This request for information on Mary Spry has brought forth the promise of another family history for the Archives!) When Mary Fargey spoke to us about some “old books” that had belonged to David Fargey, West Huntingdon, we wondered what they might be. Were we thrilled with what she has contributed! “The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters; thrilling stories of survivors , with photographs & s k e t c h e s ” , published in 1912, claims that it is the “only authoritative book” providing “a detailed and accurate account of the most awful marine disaster in history, constructed from the real facts as obtained from those on board who survived”. One interesting illustration compared the Titanic (on its end, 882 ½ ft.) towering above such highly profiled structures as the Washington Monument (555 ft.), Woolworth Building, New York City (750 ft.), Cologne Cathedral, Cologne, Germany (516 ft.), St. Peter’s, Rome (448 ft.), etc. There were photographs of J. Bruce Ismay, managing director of the International Mercantile Marine and of the White Star Line, who always was a passenger on the maiden voyage of every new ship built by the company, and of Charles M. Hays, President of the Grand Trunk Railway, both of whom perished, along with 1633 others. The pictures of the terrified passengers in the life boats are indeed haunting. For our children’s literature collection is a copy of “The Adventures of Ol’ Mistah Buzzard”, by Thornton W. Burgess, one of “The Bedtime Story-Books”. How many readers have fond memories of those entertaining stories? Who could forget Danny Meadow Mouse, Peter Rabbit, Mrs. Redwing, Sammy Jay, Jimmy Skunk, Johnny Chuck, Mr. Goshawk, King Eagle, Unc’ Billy Possum and the other characters? Each generation has its own tastes, and it is often amusing to watch the reactions of

young people to favourite stories of an earlier generation. One day, while showing to a group of youngsters a special “baby” dish, illustrated with a dog, a cat, a clock and a plate, we asked if they knew the story

of that! (The old Dutch clock it told me so, and that is how I came to know.) After having read this poem, with careful attention to dramatic expression, the curator then awaited the keen reaction of the young listeners … only to

behind the illustration. (Given the four features some older readers may already have guessed the story.) No? Well, we just had to let them know the wonderful tale. “The Duel. The gingham dog and the calico cat side by side on the table sat; ‘Twas half past twelve, and (what do you think!) nor one nor t’other had slept a wink! The old Dutch clock and the Chinese plate appeared to know as sure as fate there was going to be a terrible spat. (I wasn’t there: I simply state what was told to me by the Chinese plate!) The gingham dog went “Bowwow-wow!” and the calico cat replied “Mee-ow!” The air was littered, an hour or so, with bits of gingham and calico, while the old Dutch clock in the chimney place, up with its hands before its face, for it always dreaded a family row! (Now mind: I’m only telling you what the old Dutch clock declares is true!) The Chinese plate looked very blue, and wailed “Oh, dear! What shall we do!” But the gingham dog and the calico cat wallowed this way and tumbled that, employing every tooth and claw in the awfullest way you ever saw – and, oh! How the gingham and calico flew: (Don’t fancy I exaggerate – I got my news from the Chinese plate!) Next morning, where the two had sat they found no trace of dog or cat: and some folks think unto this day that burglars stole the pair away! But the truth about the cat and pup is this: they ate each other up! Now what do you really think

observe puzzled looks on their faces … and then this comment “That’s dumb!”. So much for sharing favourite stories with unappreciative audiences! Then there were three booklets in envelopes from The Canada Starch Co. Limited, Montreal & Toronto, addressed to David Fargey, with 1 cent postage from Montreal! (Yes, you read that correctly, only one cent to mail a booklet!) One was “How to become a hockey star” by T. P. “Tommy” Gorman, manager of the 1935 Stanley Cup winners, the Montreal Maroons. This was the third in a series of four books geared to young Canadian athletes. With this hockey book came also the first issue “How to become an athlete”, and the fourth “Baseball and how to play it”, both written by Frank J. “Shag” Shaughnessy, “Canada’s foremost coach and athletic authority”. Missing is the second booklet “Rugby Football – what it is and how to play it”. (Keep looking, Mary!) The product especially promoted was Edwardsburg Crown Brand Corn Syrup. To secure a book, one had to take a label from a can of Edwardsburg “Crown Brand” or “Lily White” Corn Syrup, write one’s name and address on the back, and mail it to The Canada Starch Co. Ltd., Montreal (one label for each book). Who was “Shag” Shaughnessy? Francis Joseph Shaughnessy, born in Amboy, Illinois, 1884 April 08, moved to Canada in the 1910s, where

he was involved with football and ice hockey teams in Montreal and Ottawa. He was the first professional coach hired in Canadian university football, at McGill, in 1912, and in 17 seasons achieved a regular season record of 34 wins, a record that stood until 1979; coach of the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1915; manager of the (first) Ottawa Senators hockey team from 1914 to 1916; coach of the McGill women’s hockey team, then men’s team from 1919 to 1927, establishing a record 61 victories; General Manager of the Montreal Royals (baseball team) from 1932 to 1934. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1963, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983, and the McGill University Sports Hall of Fame in 1997. He died in Montreal, 1969 May 15. Thanks to Ray Babcock, we have received a scanned copy of the 205-page “Autobiography of Thaddeus Lewis, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Canada”, printed in Picton in 1865. What an eye-opening account of the intensity of spiritual fervour of that time, yet sadly of the conflicts within the different branches of the Methodist Church! “In the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three I was born on the bank of the Napanee River, five miles above where the town of Napanee now stands.” Thus began a remarkable life that inspires awe and admiration as one reads the trials and tribulations of this devout Christian serving in early 19th century Upper Canada. On behalf of all the volunteers and supporters of the Tweed Heritage Centre, we gratefully acknowledge generous donations to the Endowment Fund by the f o l l o w i n g : S h i r l e y Wo o d , Rosemary Ta y l e r, Iain Morton, Mary Mulroney C l a r k , D a v i d F o s t e r, A n n Trudeau, Jeff Leman, Milton McTaggart, Richard & Pam Rogers in memory of Wes & Margaret (Marshall) Rogers, Dorothy F a rg e y, Mary Wannamaker, Lorraine Boyle, Baden Vance, Peter & Judi (Barnett) Libman, David Morton, and Glenn Whalen in memory of Anne Whalen. You r th ou g h tfu l d o n ation s will help to ensure the future of the Tweed Heritage Centre. Many thanks!


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letter to the editor

Variety is the spice of life Dear Editor, In response to last week’s Letter to the Editor, ‘Lions asked to rethink schedule.’ Variety is the spice of life. A lot of people do not enjoy Elvis music. In the past, the Lions have been thanked for staging alternative entertainment. Please know there is Music in

Lion Fearnley Davis Tweed, Ontario

Tweed News 1950 My name Is Ken Foran. I lived with Nettie and Theodore Kleinsteuber as a Foster child from around eight years old to 21 or so. They were wonderful people. I worked on the farm after grade eight, for about three years when they widened the highway east of Price's Restaurant to the boundary line, going to Kaladar. Nettie and Theodore were church people - when their minister Carmen Attor told them they were hiring in the steel works, I got a job there as a welder. Nettie used to board teachers who taught at SS. No 6 Elzevir where I went. The last teacher she had was from Queensboro. I was living in Tweed then because I had an accident with my car. Nettie used to go to her sister, Violet Marsh's place in Peterborough, so did the teacher that boarded at Netties. So Nettie told her I was working in Tweed so she wrote me asking if I would like to go to her graduation at Teacher's College in Peterborough. I did, and got a job at DeLaval Company. I know this letter is long but I have to explain!

Notes from the Tourist Bureau - By eVAN MORTON

the Park every Sunday from June until the end of August. No money raised by the Lions Club goes to Graceland, to support King Elvis’ grandchildren in idleness.

letter to the editor

Dear Editor,

TWeeD TAlKS

Nettie was still on the farm a long time after Theodore passed away. I used to go down to visit with her with my son. One time, Violet Marsh was there while I was there, and asked me to take back two black garbage bags filled with old papers. I brought them to my house and put them in my basement. That was over thirty years ago. When I wanted to sell my house, I brought these two bags up and in each of the bags were two bundles of old papers, some Toronto Daily Star. I don't know what other papers there were but I saw one paper in the bunch from 1934, dear knows what was in there. This is why I sent this one Tweed News dated 1950. It is pretty brittle but I thought you might like it for some kind of heritage. It is quite interesting. Ken Foran Peterborough, Ontario Editor's note : Accompanied by this letter was a Tweed News dated February 16, 1950. One of the interesting things about this paper is the mailing label, consisting only of the name Kleinsteuber, J T Mar50.

Rewarding Visits While the student art show has ended, we have retained six pieces being exhibited for the summer on the special display unit purchased with a donation from the Tweed Kiwanis Club last year. The chosen selection includes: “Koi Fish”, digital photography by Bailey MacIver, Gr. 7; “Seeing beyond”, pastel by Padyn Bloom, Gr. 8; “A day at the sea”, marker by Elijah Yateman, Gr. 5; “Evolution”, composite by Liam Best, Gr. 7; “Go, Hawks, Go bus”, acrylic by Cassandra Sargent, Gr. 8, these five from the Tweed Elementary School; and, presently being framed, a striking photographic image by Coralyn Whalen of St. Carthagh’s Roman Catholic School. And, for the month of June, we have 35 pieces of art being sold by a local collector, who will be donating part of the proceeds to the work of the Heritage Centre. Actually, only 33 remain to be sold, since two have already been taken. It is a varied display of oils, water colours, encaustics, woodcuts, pastels, batik, pencil, etching, etc. Mary Schneider ’s water colour of the Experimental Farm, Ottawa, is appealing, and had it been of a local scene, we would have wanted it for our collection. The batik pieces are the art of Sarah Hale, of Arden. Poul Thrane’s water colour is one that has already b een so ld . Th is is a p rime opportunity to secure local

original art at very affordable prices. Have you noticed the gorgeous hanging basket on the verandah of Houston House 1897? Again this year, Stonepath Greenhouses have graciously presented this to enhance the Tweed Heritage Centre. Every year visitors comment on how strikingly beautiful the hanging basket arrangement is. Each year it is a different selection of plants, which adds to its appeal. On behalf of all the volunteers of the Heritage Centre, we most sincerely thank the Ballast family for this thoughtful donation, which adds to the beauty not only of the Heritage Centre, but also of the main street of the village. Our thanks also to Richard Barkosky, who, despite the hot weather, delivered some sod for a section of our lawn! Having come from holy ground, this sod should take root well and improve that area that has done so poorly in the past. Last Thursday evening we welcomed the Sparks, Brownies and Guides and their leaders for a tour of the Heritage Centre. After pointing out some features of local craftsmanship and significance in the gardens and on the verandah, we visited the different sections of Houston House, Memorial H a l l A r t G a l l e r y, a n d t h e Museum galleries. Hopefully these young people will have learned something about their

c o m m u n i t y, and will e n c o u r a g e t h ei r p a re n t s t o discover all that is preserved in this facility. L a s t Tu e s d a y, R a c h e l l e Hardesty and the two students who are working in the Jail House came for a tour of the Tw e e d H e r i t a g e C e n t r e . Having visited this place and discovered a sampling of the incredible resources available here, they will be in a position t o h e l p p r o m o t e Tw e e d

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Father’s Day -

June 15

Neckties through the ages - the history of a favorite Father’s Day gift Bill Clinton liked his colorful, while Regis Philbin likes his luxurious looking ties in solid colors to match his shirts. The Duke of Windsor had a vast collection, but Col. Sanders always wore the same black one. And many men won’t wear them at all. Like them or not, neckties are the Father ’s Day gift. Americans spend more than $1 billion each year to buy a staggering 100 million ties. That’s roughly one tie for every male over the age of 20. Men’s neckwear has been made of every kind of material: silk, cotton, wool, leather, rope, string, lace, linen, rayon, and polyester. And whether they were called cravats, jabots, bandannas, bolos, ascots, bootlaces, bows, butterflies, kerchiefs, or simply ties, neckties have been closely linked to the male ego. Ties have been used to proclaim status, occupation, and even identity, as well as allegiance to a group or cause, often military. Neckwear has also had utilitarian purposes— to protect the neck or hide buttons on a shirt. The earliest known version of the necktie has been found in the massive mausoleum of China’s first emperor, Shih Huang Ti, who was buried in 210 B.C. Desperately afraid of death, the emperor wanted to slaughter an entire army to accompany him into the next world. His advisers ultimately persuaded him to take lifesize replicas of the soldiers instead. The result is one of the marvels of the ancient world. Unearthed in 1974 near the ancient capital city of Xian, the tomb contained an astonishing 7,500 life-size

terracotta replicas of Shih Huang Ti’s famed fighting force. Legions of officers, soldiers, archers and horsemen, all carved in meticulous detail, guard the emperor’s sarcophagus. The armor, uniforms, hair, and facial expressions of the soldiers are reproduced in exquisite detail. Each figure is different - except in one respect: all wear neck cloths. Historians say other records indicate the Chinese did not wear ties, so why the emperor ’s guards wore carefully wrapped silk cloths remains a mystery. Since silk was a great luxury, the cloths could indicate the ultimate honor Shih Huang Ti bestowed on his soldiers; they were trusted enough to guard him until the end of time. In 1660, King Charles II returned to England and reclaimed the throne that had been lost during the Puritan revolution. After nine years in exile, aristocrats flooded England, bringing with them a passion for the pleasures of the European courts. Weary of war, and tired of the austerity imposed by Oliver Cromwell; England wanted to have fun. Gambling, drinking, music, dancing, parties, theater, elaborate clothes, grand wigs, and yes, the stylish, new cravat, were suddenly all the rage. Sources say cravat is derived from the Turkish word kyrabacs, or the Hungarian, korbacs, both meaning "whip" or "long, slender object." Art museums throughout the U.S. and Europe are full of paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries showing generals, politicians, and aristocrats resplendent in their

A father carries pictures where his money used to be.

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How Father’s Day began... There are some suggestions that the idea of Father’s Day may originate in pagan sun worship. Some branches of paganism see the sun as the father of the universe. The June solstice occurs around the same time of year as Father’s Day so some people saw a link between the two. The idea of a special day to honour fathers and celebrate fatherhood was introduced from the United States. A

woman called Sonora Smart Dodd was inspired by the American Mother ’s Day celebrations and planned a day to honour fathers early in the 20th century. The first Father’s Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington on June 19, 1910. Father ’s Day has become increasingly popular throughout North America and other parts of the world over the years. Mother’s Day is also celebrated in Canada on an annual basis.

lace cravats. Lace was used for trimming, both men's and women's clothing, and also for decorating. Windows, beds, chairs, and tables were all festooned with lace. Although England produced prodigious quantities of lace itself, lace from Flanders and Venice, considered the best, was imported in vast quantities. Because of strict trade regulations, lace smuggling became an international pastime. For those who could afford it, no price was too costly. King Charles II is said to have once spent 20 pounds and 12 shillings on a single cravat. This was as much as five times an annual middle class salary Lace was not the only material used for cravats. Plaid scarves, ribbon, embroidered linen tasseled strings and ordinary cotton were all pulled into service. Some neckwear was so thick it was able to stop a sword thrust. Although women have probably always adorned their necks, they did not wear neckties until the later 1800s. Feminine versions of men's neckties began to appear along with the more tailored clothing women wore while bicycling, skating, hiking, or boating. A pioneer of the Rational Dress Movement, Englishwoman Amelia Bloomer, invented a pair of long, loose woman’s pants, which bear her name. Even more women began wearing ties, and trousers, during World War I, as

millions of women headed to offices and factories to fill the vacancies created by men at war. In the 1920s a pioneering Paris fashion designer, Jean Patou, invented the designer tie. He made ties from women's clothing material including patterns inspired by the latest art movements of the day, Cubism and Art Deco. Targeted toward women purchasers, his expensive ties were highly successful. Today women buy 80 percent of ties sold in the US. Therefore ties are often displayed near the perfume or women's clothing departments. Designer ties made quite a splash in the 1960s, when designers from London’s Carnaby Street devised the Peacock Look and churned out wide, colorful ties in a variety of flowered, abstract and psychedelic patterns. These modern styles were the forerunners of the hippie movement, which often dispensed with neckties altogether, often favoring colorful scarves at the neck, or wearing open shirts with chains or medallions. Today, designer ties abound. Designers create some themselves, while others are made by manufacturers under licensing agreements. Designer ties are also popular with women, who associate them with high fashion. David Johnson credit

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Terrific Kids! The Kiwanis Club of Tweed presented the Terrific Kids awards to the students of St. Carthagh recently. The program is also sponsored by the Food Co. and Valu-mart. The award winners are front row from left Emily Donoghue, Ashton Rogers and Ashton Meeks. Back row from left Tavis Pascoe, Liam Cassidy, Shae Langevin and Hunter Griffiths. Kiwanians Michael Cassidy (L) and Al McNeil presented the awards to the students.

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BUGS! The BUG ( Bring Up Grades) awards were presented recently to deserving students of St. Carthagh by the Kiwanis Club of Tweed. The students worked hard to bring up their grades over the last term. The award winners are Andrew Roy (L) and Callaghan Wales. Kiwanians Michael Cassidy and Al McNeil presented the awards.

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Jazz ensemble The Gateway Community Health Centre (GCHC) Jazz Ensemble held its annual year end concert at Tweed Elementary School with 15 members of the band performing in front of family and friends. Over the past several months the students, under the leadership of Blair Yarranton, learned many songs while they also saw their musical talents keep getting better and better. The Jazz Ensemble receives a lot of support throughout the school year from the community. They perform from the beginning of the school year to the end. On the evening of the year end performance the Tweed Legion presented a cheque for $1000 to the Jazz Ensemble. The funding will help the students to continue on with music throughout next year bringing music to their ears and everyone else’s. From left, Blair Yarranton, Kathy Norris, Tweed Legion Zone Director, Lyn Linton, Executive Director, GCHC and Kira Mees, Community Development Outreach, GCHC.


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Under the Bridge and Beyond By Retired Rev. William E. (Bill) Perry

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Thomasburg Beautification Committee members, from left, Edna Allen, Violetta Welsh, Carol Martin and Heather Sherry, flank Thomasburg’s latest rejuvenation project at an unveiling held Saturday, May 24th. The ‘Welcome to Thomasburg’ sign, erected on the grounds of the Thomasburg Hall, tells of Thomasburg’s history. By SHANNON BINDER BRAY shops, a grist mill, a shingle mill, two d r e s s m a k e r s , a The Tweed News Members of Thomasburg’s doctor and three hotels. Carol B eautification and Hall Martin of the Beautification called the Committees celebrated their Committe e m ost recent endeavor the Thomasburg of the late 1880s morning of May 24, 2014. “exciting and independent” T he crowd of community and hinted to the inclusion of m embers gathered at the “a second floor rollerskating Thomasburg Hall to officially place.” u nveil new signage which offers a glimpse The hamlet used to boast i nto the hamlet’s two general stores, a history. Photographs and carriage shop, a historical accounts tell blacksmith, a tannery, a o f the founding of potash works, a cheese Thomasburg, its early settlement and way of factory, an Orange Hall, a life. Highlights include school, four churches, a i nformation on early shopping (the Slush and millinery shop, two Fennell General Stores), boot/shoe shops, a grist the Thomasburg spring, mill, a shingle mill, two religion and the arrival of electricity in 1937. dressmakers, a doctor and Peter Snell, Chair of three hotels. t he Hall Committee, c alled the sign an Martin spent a great deal of “eclectic work” and members m arvelled at the fact that time learning Thomasburg’s “back in the day you could do history b y s p e a k i n g w i t h everything in Thomasburg.” communi t y m e m b e r s a n d The hamlet used to boast two researching files at the Tweed g eneral stores, a carriage & Area H e r i t a g e C e n t r e . Beautification shop, a blacksmith, a tannery, Fellow a potash wor ks, a cheese Committee member Violetta spoke to the factory, an Orange Hall, a Welsh s chool, four churches, a importan c e o f k e e p i n g millinery shop, two boot/shoe Thomasburg’s heritage alive

through such rejuvenation efforts, made possible through funding by the Municipality o f Tw e e d . D e p u t y M a y o r Brian Treanor attended the unveiling in the place of Mayor Jo-Anne Albert and acknowledged that while the Municipality supports efforts in principal and funding, nothing could be realized without the dedication of the community. Members of the T h o m a s b u r g Beautification Committee include Martin and Welsh along with Heather Sherry, Edna Allen and Karen Gawley. Members of the Thomasburg Hall Committee include Snell along with Treasurer Pam Martin, Secretary Carol Snell, Bill Phillips, Dawson Welsh and Gary Powley. Past efforts made by the Beautification Committee include public grass maintenance, flower planting and constructing a b e n c h i n t h e T h o m a s b u rg cemetery. Future plans will include renaming the Committee as well as turning the area of the Thomasburg spring, which is no longer in use, into a park with flower gardens.

Sunday coming is Father’s D a y, a d a y s e t a s i d e t o recognize the fathers in our lives, to give thought to being a father. Fathers take part in our lives in different ways: there is our biological father, maybe a step-father, moving on a generation to grandfather, a father of an adopted child, or simply a man who is "our real father to me." Being a father is in essence a relationship; you can’t be a father by yourself. In strange and different ways, by becoming a father you have created new life and you are called to continue doing so. That is worthy of being recognized and honoured. There may be no fixed way to be a father, still we talk about a role for father. When you are a father of infants and young children that role takes a particular shape; the child you have created needs you in a way relative to the child’s age. Nights can be long with an infant that doesn’t sleep well; figuring out a need when the child, he or she, can’t express themselves, or maybe simply doesn’t know, will test your patience. Creating a home will expand much beyond the money to buy a house. You will learn in a fresh way that love is, indeed, a dynamic word. Ye s , dynamic and changing. Only a few short years down the road you will need to learn to let go. Much of that parental authority you used to ponder even as you drew upon it, will have to give way for your child to become an independent adult. Daily, yearly, you learn that love is not only dynamic, it’s a changing journey for both of you, one characterized rewards and gifts. Success, if that word fits, will be marked by growth and caring more than measures of how well you have done. Historically, fathers have been invested with a particular authority. Mother’s have been given the role of care and nurture; fathers are the strong ones who provide p r o t e c t i o n a n d s e c u r i t y. Fathers go out into the world;

mother’s responsibilities are the home. Father ’s role has been connected to patriarchy, a cultural belief that gives the male power and authority. Our present culture is challenging those accepted roles, thus challenging our understanding of father and mother. Christian belief is also confronted by that change. Our Bible is permeated with patriarchy; indeed, it is part of the premise of its story. Not only do woman play a much smaller role in our faith tradition, there are fewer of them and often when they appear they are not named; our faith language has emphasized the father role of God. We are taught to pray: "Our Father who art in heaven..." "Father God," is a deeply meaningful image of God. Indeed, adding to it has met with resistance as if additional pictures would weaken it. Its importance suggests there is value in pondering its roots. God the father has roots in the tradition of God the creator in the account of Genesis. Nothing exists except darkness, death, and disordered matter, and the Spirit of God hovers over it and speaks. That dark nothingness takes shape and becomes life, a world that can sustain life (Genesis 1 and 2). God’s ability to create life is the root of God the Father. It is helpful to read again the Genesis accounts and hear again what God creates: light, creation, animals, fish, plants, and human beings. What is equally important to note is that somehow creating, being the father of creation, is all about relationships. Creation is created to be in relationship with God; the later inclusion of sin is about relationships. For Christians that image of God being in relationship with creation is captured again in Jesus, the one who came, taught, healed, was

crucified and resurrected. God didn’t just resurrected anyone. The one resurrected from the dead, Jesus, was the one who forgave his enemies, who reached out to the sinner and the outcast, who stood up to the authorities, and who invited everyone into his kingdom. Surely that says s o m e t h i n g a b o u t G o d ’s r e l a t i o n s h i p w i t h G o d ’s creation. Obviously, the Christian image of God as Father is larger than any man becoming and living out being a father. Yet one aspect, one measure of Christian discipleship is not only what we achieve, r a t h e r w h a t w e r e a c h f o r. Being a father holds within it the same criterion; it is more than what we achieve and must include what we reached for. For fathers, Father’s Day is a time to ponder with gratitude what we reached for and didn’t achieve as well as to give thanks for the gifts a l o n g t h e w a y. W h e n considering a father in our lives, be grateful for what was r e a c h e d f o r, e v e n i f n o t achieved. That adds a Christian dimension to Father’s Day.

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Dance recitals at Moira Place & St. edmund’s Parish Hall Brooke Ingram’s Turning Pointe Ballet Studio dancers were featured during a May 22nd dance recital held at Moira Place as well as a May 24th recital held at St. Edmund’s Parish Hall. Moira Place residents filled the Fireside Lounge to view ballet, jazz and acrobatic dances performed by the group while an impressive 260 people gathered at the Hall. Ingram regularily volunteers at Moira Place and knew residents there would enjoy the recital. The entire troupe is pictured above. Turning Pointe Ballet Studio in Tweed welcomes dancers between the ages of 2 - 12. Summer registration information can be found on page 8.

Church Phone 613-478-4764 Majors Craig and Patsy Rowe Sunday, June 15th, 2014 Holiness Meeting - 2:30 p.m. EVERYONE WELCOME Community & Family Services - Phone 613-478-3375 Food Bank Hours - Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 - 3 p.m.


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Acrylic painting Classes With Bob pennycook

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Kiwanis Club supports Queensborough Community Centre Summer program The Tweed Kiwanis Club presented Joan Sims and Ann Brooks of the Queensborough Community Centre with a $750.00 cheque in support of their summer program for youth. On Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the month of July, kids are welcomed at the Queensborough Community Centre to take part in live entertainment and crafts. With two paid Councillors and two Councillors in-training, the program welcomes on average 25 kids a day. Pictured from left, Larry King, President, Tweed Kiwanis Club, Don DeGenova, Tweed Kiwanian, Joan Sims, Bob Giguere, Kiwanis Lt Governor, Bob Sills, Tweed Kiwanian, and Ann Brooks.

By LACY mEEKS The Tweed News Local artist Bob Pennycook will be holding four art workshops throughout the month of June at St. John’s United Church in Tweed. Join him June 9th and 16th for morning classes, where you will learn to create vintage inspired paintings using a family photo. During the classes, entitled Creating Memories, you will have the opportunity to use crackle paste, as well as learn photo transfer techniques. Classes will run from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The total cost for the two half days is $80.00 and includes paint and

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Final Kiwanis Community lottery Dorothy Holmes, pictured with Kiwanian Jim Roulston, is the final $1,000 winner of the annual Kiwanis Community Lottery. Taking home the $500 prize was Adam Woolfrey. Winners of $75 each were Laurason Gunning, Gerald Hart, Joan Cassidy, Doris Hanna, John Barry, Francis Lajoie, Rita & Leo Healey, Carol Rashotte, Robert Bush and Christine Eaton. Winners of $25 each were Carol & Carl Genereaux, Jim Hanna Jr., Don Pigeon, Pauline Charlton, Vanessa Henry, Ron Ellis, Edna & Linda Hunt, Marj & Carl Bateman, Ian Beaton and Joy Stenner. The Kiwanis Club of Tweed thanks all those who purchased tickets for the 2014 Lottery and look forward to continued support next year.

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Pool league Tournament update The latest pool tournament was on May 30, 2014. The Double Knockout tournament with 12 players resulted in the following winners: 1st- John Roberts 2nd - Gage 3rd - Jordan The next league session started on Monday, June 2, 2 0 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Tweedsmuir Tavern provides the tables at no charge and are available for

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on top. Glass bottles and jars should also go on the top of your papers/fibres blue box. It’s important to remember, that any of these products need to be clean of all food waste, or dirt. While many of the products I’m about to list are recyclable, they are not accepted in your blue box, and when we receive these items at our recycling plant…they are sent to the garbage. So let’s take a look at the list! Things you may have put in your Plastic and Metal Containers Blue Box but shouldn’t have: • Single serving coffee pods (Tassimo, Kuerig, etc) •Motor oil containers Continued on page 9

mediums. A monoprinting class will be held June 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Create one of a kind painterly prints using acrylics, paper and a 6” x 6” gel plate. Cost for the half day is $40.00 and includes paint, paper and use of equipment. On June 14 learn how to build a landscape with brushes and painting knives. Painting from one of your own photographs, you will learn to compose and edit while you paint. Working with a limited color palette you will create some exciting, vibrant color. The class will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cost for the day is $75.00 and includes all paints and mediums. On June 17 Pennycook will teach students to paint a simple image of apples on a table in a one-color monochromatic color scheme then glaze the study using a full range of colors. The class will run from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Cost for the half day is $40 and includes paint and surfaces. Pennycook trained at the Ontario College of Art and the Emily Carr University in Vancouver. In addition he has completed courses at Sheridan College, Humber College, University of Waterloo, York University and the Toronto School of Art. His career evolved through gallery representation to decorative and licensed work and now back to an emphasis on gallery representation. If you are interested in enrolling in one or all of the offered art classes, contact Bob Pennycook at bob@bobpennycook.com or at 613.478.5684.


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TAKE NOTICE THAT: Pursuant to Ontario Regulation 30/11, s.151, the Victoria Cemetery Board of Trustees intends to file By-law 2014-1, being a by-law for the governance of the cemetery and, in particular, governing rights, entitlements and restrictions with respect to transfer of interment rights, for the burial of cremation remains, and for the prohibition of scattering cremation remains, with the Registrar under the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002, S.O. 2002, Chapter 33. Interested persons may: 1. contact Janet D. Bryan, Secretary, at 613-478-6100 for information; ii. review the bylaw and make a copy of it at 325 Victoria Street North, Tweed, Ontario; and iii. make submissions relating to the bylaw by delivery of same to the Victoria Cemetery Board of Trustees, P.O. Box 669, Tweed, Ontario K0K 3J0 or to the Registrar for Cemeteries, Place Nouveau, Suite 1500, 5775 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M7A 2E5. The by-law will not be effective until the Registrar approves it. Janet D. Bryan, Secretary of the Board

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Dr. Lloyd G. D. THOMPSON died peacefully at the Hartford Home in Morrisburg on Sunday, June 1, 2014 in his 90th year. Dearly beloved husband of E. Jean Thompson (Akerley) and loving father of Nancy Edson (Scott) of Jericho VT, Connie Perlin (Neil) of Tewksury MA, Merwyn Thompson (Robin) of Billerica MA, and Lloya Sprague (Dwayne) Morrisburg. He is predeceased by 4 brothers and one sister, cherished by 6 grandchildren: Tina, David, Holly, Andrew, Ernie and Lisa and 4 great grandchildren: Eleanor, Zachary, Samantha and James as well as by many nieces and nephews. A WWII Veteran and RCAF fighter and bomber pilot, Dr. Thompson went on to receive a BA in Science, and a Masters and PhD in physics. He was recruited by the United States Air Force Research Agency where he specialized in geophysics, the gravity of the earth. He was a geophysics professor at Northeastern University and the principal investigator for NASA’s lunar space program. Upon returning to Ontario, Dr. Thompson worked for the Ministry of Natural Resources in Richmond Hill and transferred to Tweed as the geophysicist for Southern Ontario at the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines until he retired. He was a bright, intelligent man with a wonderful smile, was a loyal friend and loved reading, planes, history, card games and being with family. He will be missed. His ashes will be laid to rest at Springfield Cemetery in New Brunswick alongside his devoted wife Jean.

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Chamber of Commerce for Tweed - Harry McLean, President of the Kiwanis Club of Tweed has extended an invitation to the businessmen of the village to attend the club's weekly dinner at the Tweedsmuir Hotel, for the purpose of discussing the reorganization of the Tweed Chamber for Commerce. Non-members, wishing to attend are asked to call Mr. McLean at the Bank of Montreal, or call Cliff Cotton, who is arranging for extra places at dinner. The Chamber of Commerce was once an active organization in the village, and previous to its formation, a Board of a trade was set up on February 10, 1925. The Council Chambers were crowded to the doors, some being unable to enter, records the minutes of that date, the purpose to be the advancement of Tweed's interest. The Kiwanis Club is interested in anything that will be of benefit to Tweed, President McLean reports, and we feel that no community can go forward by standing still. We are in competition with other communities, he added, and only by continual effort on our part, can we hope to promote the interests and well-being of our District. Flying squirrel visits Tweed News office - Jude Cassidy and Wayne Cassibo brought a flying squirrel to the Tweed News office on Wednesday morning, before taking it on down to show the Officers of the Department of Lands and Forests. The squirrel was one of a pair that landed on the side of the Cassidy house, at R.R. No. 1, Tweed. This one, Jude explained, fell off the wall and landed right in front of the family dog, but he and his brother Jimmy had rescued it from certain death. The squirrel's arrival at the Department of Lands and Forest Office created quite a stir. They are fairly common in all of Canada as far north as the tree-line, the Officers explained, but are not frequently seen, because the squirrels sleep during the day, and come out to feed a dusk. The name "Flying Squirrel" is not correct, since they do not fly but glide from a high point to a lower point. A fold of loose skin, along each side of the body, extends from the front to the hind leg, and when stretched, this skin supports the body as the animal glides from tree to tree. A similar formation is not found on other mammals, the Department Officers observed. The squirrels prefer a forest of conifers mixed with hardwoods. The little chap, who visited The Tweed News, was thought to be about two months old. Jude and Wayne planned to take it back home, and release it at dusk Wednesday evening. Friday night dancing at Tweed Pavilion - Regular dances every Friday night throughout the summer months at a Tweed Park Pavilion. The Dawnwoods Orchestra. Admission .75c.

Heroic rescue in Tweed - On Monday, June 12 at 12:30 p.m. a swimming accident occurred at the Morton Footbridge, Tweed. Doug Evelley and Pat Fleming of J.T. Fleming Feeds were eating lunch when they noticed a girl swimming at the bridge had been swept over the falls. Doug jumped in at the feed mill, but lost sight of her as she had slipped under the water. He noticed her further down the river and started swimming toward her. She had managed to keep her head above water by holding onto the rocks. When Doug got to the victim he said he had trouble bringing her to shore because of the strong current in the Moira River. By this time, Pat Fleming had entered into the water and helped Doug pull the victim to shore. The victim had been swimming with a friend and got swept up in the current, unable to stop herself from going over the falls. The victim’s name has been withheld on request. Swimmers should use caution when swimming at the Morton Footbridge as water levels are high and the current is very strong. County council committee studying report - Hastings County council has set up a committee to look at and make reccomendations on a report from the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs. Entitled “County Government in Ontario” the report deals with the proposed restructuring of the system of county government. The report came about because the system of county government has not really changed since its introduction in 1849 and 20th Century changes have placed new requirements and demands on a County government system designed for a primarily agricultural society. The committee disagrees with the principle of electing a County Warden for a three year term, saying if a Warden wants the position after the year long term is up, he should have to run for it again. Hastings County has already implemented in the past some of the report’s recommendations. An example of this is that counties be enable to receive levies from local municipalities in installments without being required to establish the agreement of all municipalities. Hastings County has a similar system whereby with the agreement of all member municipalities, the county collects levies four times per year. The Hastings County committee will continue to examine and comment on the content of this report for about a month, until mid-July when they will forward their comments to the Minister of Municipal Affairs.

(Almost) Everything You Thought Was Recyclable… But Isn’t Continued from page 7 • Drinking glasses • Dishes • VHS Tapes • Photo slides • Bubble wrap • Textiles • Garden hose • plumbing piping • clothes hangers (plastic or metal) • Plastic forks, spoons, knives, plates • plastic shelving • Window glass • Mirrors • Ceramics • Spongy Styrofoam (doesn’t break when you bend it) • CD/DVDs • Audio cassettes

• Pet waste • Coffee makers • Water coolers • Lawn furniture • Saw blades or other tools • Toys • Dead animals Things you may have put in your Fibres Blue Box but shouldn’t have: • Disposable coffee cups • Cling wrap • Diapers • Tissue • Chip bags • Clementine boxes • Paper towels • Candy wrappers • Fast food drink cups and straws • Cereal box liners • Dog food bags

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on the campaign trail in tweed - don’t forget to vote June 12th

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While canvassing Tweed on June 6th, Georgina Thompson, Prince Edward-Hastings Liberal Candidate, stopped at Tweed’s Super Dollar Club to introduce herself to store owner Imran Nazar. If elected Thompson’s priorities for the riding include tax relief for small businesses, a youth job plan and infrastructure investments to create jobs, as well as protecting and improving the healthcare system.

Todd Smith, Prince Edward-Hastings Progressive Conservative Candidate, stopped in Tweed with his wife Tawnya on Saturday, June 7th enroute to Hastings Highlands. Smith is seeking re-election, with his party’s platform focusing on the creation of one million jobs across the province over the next eight years and the elimination of red tape in the agriculture, construction, cultural and manufacturing industries.

A big win for the birds of Montreal I would dare say that very few of us give much thought when clearing overgrown backyards and fencerows that our well-meaning efforts could be destroying the nests of many birds. Certainly this appeared to be low on the priority list when an industrial boom mower performed a fence to fence clearance along a portion of a 50-km multiuse trail down our way several years ago during the peak breeding season. Colloquially known as “the roadside terminator” the term is well founded as nests and large daggers of wood for 700 metres were flung in every direction on both sides. I am sure when we used to farm, we cleaned out fencerows many a time without giving it a second thought. Fellow nature tour leader Joel Coutu of Montreal, did give it some thought – in fact, very serious thought – when a project last year in his city threatened to destroy the nests of numerous bird species. He believed that a well-meaning and important project scheduled to take place during the peak nesting season, was in contravention of the Migratory Birds Convention Act, enacted almost a hundred years ago which protects most species of migratory birds and their nests and eggs across Canada. The project that was to take place? European buckthorn removal in the city of Montreal. Buckthorn is an invasive species and its planned eradication to protect native vegetation was laudable. However, Joel felt that the timing could not have been worse. So, he decided to carry out a census of nesting birds in the target areas to see just what the potential damage to nesting songbirds could be. On June 9th, his team of volunteers spotted more than

40 species, 27 species of which were either found nesting, or suggested they might be nesting in the target zone. Armed with his data and photographs of some of the nests, he approached the City and recommended that the project be delayed until after the nesting season. Furthermore, he proposed that the City adopt a policy that would prevent this kind of work in their city parks during the critical nesting period, from mid-April to the end of July. Banking on the backing of the oldest pioneer law in the world of conservation, he sent out a mass e-mail to his cohorts in the birding community as well as to various conservation organizations. Nearly 100 people e-mailed the City with their concerns, among them Dr. David Bird, Professor of Wildlife Biology at McGill University, who is no stranger to birders in the Bay of Quinte area, who agreed with Joel on the bad timing of the proposed cull. Also commenting was Bird Protection Quebec who stressed that under various federal environmental laws, actions which harm nesting birds such as cutting trees and shrubs containing nests during breeding season are specifically outlawed and to conduct such “incidental take” would be an illegal act. Another professor of wildlife biology added that individuals and companies in the past have been prosecuted for removing Barn Swallow and Cliff Swallow nests from the eaves of buildings, and that cutting shrubs containing nests is an even more blatant contravention of the act. Despite contractors having already been lined up to

commence the eradication project, the City of Montreal politely listened to the concerns of everyone and agreed that the timing of the project was wrong, and decided to hold off cutting the buckthorn until much later in the summer. One person who commented said, even later in the season, buckthorn would be unmistakably recognizable and their goal to remove this invasive shrub can be more effectively achieved. Needless to say, Joel Coutu was overwhelmed by the response to his plea, and was very quick to thank all those who supported his concerns as well as the City of Montreal who changed their decision and postponed the culling of the buckthorn. Joel is to be congratulated for his initiative in undertaking the necessary surveys to support his concerns, and ensuring that he was well armed with lots of evidence that ultimately

convinced the powers that be to hold off on the buckthorn cull. “I think this victory will help many other towns or cities” said Joel Coutu in a recent e-mail. “I was surprised how many people were not aware the birds had these laws protecting them...I hope this event will enlighten the public.” It is commendable that the province of Quebec uses common sense and has the ability to recognize the importance of protecting wildlife and biodiversity in general, vital to our own survival. In Ontario, wildlife is too often viewed as a nuisance, and environmental agencies here ticker tape “kill, harm and harass” permits with reckless abandon as though they were party favours. For more information on today’s topic, please e-mail tsprague@kos.net or phone 613‑ 848-4549. For more

information on nature in our area, be sure to check out www.naturestuff.net

Terry Sprague is a freelance writer and naturalist who lives in Prince Edward County.

The Tweed News  

June 11, 2014 edition

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