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Sports – Asphodel-Norwood – Brent Smith has taken another step forward in his impressive young wrestling career. The grade 11 Norwood District High student will compete in the Ontario (OFSAA) high school championships next week at the Powerade Centre in Brampton after earning a silver medal at the COSSA championships last week. Brent will take to the mat as the 2014 Kawartha champion (47.5 kg.) two years removed from another OFSAA appearance at the Memorial Centre in Peterborough. The wrestling Knights came close to sending three more athletes to OFSAA with both Hannah-Turner Robertson (64 kg.) and Kailee Rose (47.5 kg.) earning COSSA bronze medals and Taylor Smith (64 kg.) placing ďŹ fth. Hannah won the Kawartha title with a win over Mahayla Ellis of Kenner and Kailee placed second losing to Rebecca Hamilton of Haliburton. “It’s going to be very exciting, there are going to be some people who are very good,â€? Brent said. At COSSA he faced off against Tyler Trumble of North Hastings and had his hands full. “He was very good,â€? Brent admitted adding that if he were to change anything it would have been going on defense earlier in the match. “He just sort of went after me at the beginning.â€? A more defensive approach from the start might have stopped Trumble from picking up early points, he said. “I think I could have got some points on him and held in a couple more rounds.â€? NDHS coach Aaron Stinchcombe is pleased with the success of the small team and thinks Brent has a realistic chance of winning some matches at OFSAA. “We’re looking at him to better his last performance and next year taking that leap,â€? Stinchcombe said. “His speed, quickness and technique is getting a lot better.â€? The team has been working with community coach Peter Simons of Hastings, a former national level wrestler, who, Stinchcombe says, has been teaching the wrestlers how to “go through a match rather than just relying on moves. “He has broken it down a lot and given them a good perspective.â€? Stinchcombe thinks the experience of wrestling in front of large crowds at the Memorial Centre will help Brent in Brampton. Overall, the season was “pretty excitingâ€? with “high qualityâ€? performances. Athletes lost last season to the work dispute but have bounced back well, Stinchcombe says. Brent’s experience this year at the provincial ďŹ nals will set him up nicely for 2015. “OFSAA is such a good experience; you see different styles in different weight classes. It is good to see what that next level is and that’s what he gets to see at OFSAA.â€?

Brent Smith will represent Norwood District High at the Ontario (OFSAA) wrestling championships at the Powerade Centre in Brampton after placing second at the COSSA finals in the 47.5 kg. division. Hannah Turner-Robertson (64 kg.) and Kailee Rose (47.5 kg.) placed third. Photo: Bill Freeman

Power rights dispute settled

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News – Trent Hills – Parks Canada has agreed to pay the municipality $1.3 million to end a longstanding dispute over power rights. The money, combined with $182,600 the agency paid in 2005, pays in full the amount Trent Hills was owed as a result of an agreement that grants it an annual payment equivalent to 2.3 million kilowatts (350 horsepower) in perpetuity. “It has been a long journey,� Mayor Hector Macmillan told council last week. “Every once in a while there’s something worthwhile standing up for and standing your ground on.� The arrangement dates back to 1914 when the federal government, in order to build the canal through Campbellford, agreed to compensate a woollen

mill for the removal of a dam that was a source of water power. That right to receive a small amount of electricity at no charge forever was acquired by the town of Campbellford when it purchased the mill in 1978 and remained in effect after Campbellford became part of Trent Hills following amalgamation. The federal government initially resisted continuing with the payments but Campbellford obtained a Federal Court ruling in its favour in 1981. However, Parks Canada stopped providing compensation in 2002, apart from making the one interim payment. When repeated pleas to live up to the agreement failed to move the federal government, council threatened to take the matter back to court again, which re-opened talks in

earnest over the past year to settle the dispute. “In the end that’s what forced a resolution,â€? CAO Mike Rutter said. That resolution arrived in council’s agenda Feb. 18 in the form of an agreement “for the Transfer of Goods/Servicesâ€? between the municipality and Parks Canada. CAO Mike Rutter explained in a report to council that the new agreement “provides a payment mechanism for Parks Canada to ow funds to the municipality that has not existed since the de-regulation of Ontario Hydro.â€? (Parks Canada had made a separate agreement with Ontario Hydro to reimburse Trent Hills for the bloc of electricity used at the town’s ďŹ re hall, water Please see “Parksâ€? on page 3


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News - Norwood - Organizers of the first-ever Norwood Legion bridal show will bring the event back to town again next year after being bowled over by the success of the afternoon extravaganza. “It’s definitely on next year,” said chief organizer Robyn Harrison who admits

to stressful days leading up to the show because no one knew quite what to expect. But Harrison says the anxiety fell away the moment she saw brides and other guests streaming into Branch 300. “When I saw the people coming around and I walked around and talked to the vendors they were all happy and

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making sales and bookings … the stress finally left,” she said. The show featured an array of vendors and displays as well as an upstairs exhibit of wedding dresses and memorabilia spanning at least 60 years. “It’s been a success, beyond what I expected,” said Harrison. While brides were certainly a focus Harrison says many guests were at the show because they were “interested in seeing things for other events.” From the moment she began planning and organizing the show Harrison was deluged with requests from prospective vendors. The day before they started setting up for the show she had vendors ask if they could be part of the event and after a preview article ran in The Independent she had even more brides register for the show. “I had calls all day.” Guests travelled from Campbellford, Marmora, Peterborough, Madoc, Cobourg and Belleville to be at the show. “I’ve already got vendors booking for next year,” Harrison said. “The brides loved the setup. Hopefully, because of the turnout we’ll have a fashion show.” They had a very short lead time for the show but Harrison says that will change. “I will start next month working on next year’s show.” They could use the lower level of the Legion as an additional display area but the key is keeping things comfortable. “You don’t want people bumping into each other or vendors being too close. They want to show their stuff.” Important, too, the show was a demonstration of what is possible at Branch


300; that it can host many different kinds of community events. “The space is here, let’s use it,” said Harrison who would like to help bring a hunting and fishing show to the branch for the men. Ronda Leeper curated and arranged the impressive display of wedding dresses in the former high school classroom upstairs. “I just wanted to do something interesting and the response was really good,” Leeper said. I had no trouble getting dresses. Maybe next year we can do bigger and better. I was worried about the lighting but it turned out pretty good. “I found it interesting because everybody has a story behind their wedding dress. They always have an interesting story. I don’t know if the young girls [today] are as sentimental about their dresses,” she said. “These dresses all had the little buttons so you would need bridesmaids helping. It was a big process.”

Deborah Harding of Gore’s Landing brought her collection of Fifth Avenue jewellery to the Norwood Legion’s inaugural bridal show on Saturday. The show was a big success and will be back again next year. Photo: Bill Freeman

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vestigation, says HBM council. Councillor Jim Martin brought up News - Havelock - A television in the lobby of the Havelock-Belmont- the idea of a mid-sized television in Methuen Community Centre is a the lobby noting that the Havelock “great idea” and worthy of more in- Figure Skating Club and Havelock

Minor Hockey have been talking about the installation of a TV for the past year. “They’ve been talking about it for a year and this weekend it came up

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Council will take its time to determine what to do with the $1.3 million. It accepted Rutter’s recommendation that the settlement funds be put in the municipality’s working reserve fund and that a staff report be prepared as to the allocation of future payments. “The needs are many and I don’t think we should be in any big hurry (to decide),” Macmillan said, noting Trent Hills has been operating without the funds for a lot longer than the 11 years approximately that he’s worked on the file since being elected mayor. “We’ll park that for now and think about that.”

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treatment plant and former community resource centre as well as street lights at 66 Front St. S.) Rutter said Park Canada’s legal counsel has “given assurances” the payment mechanism now in place “will ensure regular and timely payment of the invoices created to collect these funds” so they “won’t fall into default any more.” The original 1914 agreement remains the central document and “still is in place,” he said. “What this does is gives the bureaucrats in Ottawa a way to actually write us a cheque which they’ve never had

before,” because the 1981 agreement had the funding coming from Ontario Hydro through the local public utilities commission “and not directly to us. This addresses that problem.” It also gives the municipality “a mechanism to enforce” its power rights, Macmillan said. Rutter said “the potential still exists” for the federal government to negotiate “a way out of this agreement.” Parks Canada expressed interest last summer in a onetime lump sum payment of $9 million to secure a “full and final release ... of its current and future obligations to the municipality.”

when the Olympics were on,” said Martin. “I think it’s a great idea,” he said, noting the TV can be used to advertise community events as well as being tuned into current sporting events like the Olympics NHL hockey or curling while activities are being held at the community centre. The arena already offers visitors access to Wi Fi Internet and Martin says having a television “just makes it a nicer experience at the arena. “Is it something worth thinking about? Martin wondered. The TV would be “nothing huge.” Martin felt that the best way for the groups to approach the idea would be to send council an official letter outlining their interest in having a TV in the lobby. “There would have to be a policy around it,” he added. “I think a letter should be brought to council,” said Councillor Barry

Pomeroy. “That would be the formal way of doing it because it is our building.”

“We can also run it by arena staff and get their feedback in terms of what the general public would want.” “I believe that’s the way we should handle it,” said Mayor Ron Gerow. “We can also run it by arena staff and get their feedback in terms of what the general public would want.” The television in the lobby of the Asphodel-Norwood Community Centre has been a beneficial addition to the facility, so is the one installed in the upstairs warm room at the Campbellford-Seymour Community Centre.



NOTICE OF PUBLIC BUDGET MEETING A Public Budget Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at Hastings Civic Centre, 6 Albert St E, Hastings. A presentation of the proposed 2014 Operations and Capital budgets will be presented. The public will be given opportunity to provide their comments and ask questions. Anyone interested in making a delegation at the public meeting should contact the Clerk’s Office at 705653-1900, ext 240. Presentation of the 2014 Budget By-law is scheduled for Regular Council meeting on March 4th, 2014. By-laws to consider 2014 Budget approval will be considered on March 18, 2014.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following applications under Section 45 and Section 53 of the Planning Act will be heard by the Committee of Adjustment / Council on March 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Hastings Civic Centre, 6 Albert Street East, Village of Hastings, Municipality of Trent Hills: 1.

Consent Application B02/2014 Concession 3, Part of Lot 23, 2 Skinkle Road, Percy Ward The application is for the creation of one new parcel, being approximately 19.5 acres (vacant land) from 21.04 acres. The retained parcel contains the existing residential dwelling. This application has been filed in conjunction with Zoning Amendment Application C01/2014.


Rezoning Application C01/2014 Concession 3, Part of Lot 23, 2 Skinkle Road, Percy Ward The application is to rezone the property as follows, to conform to the Municipality of Trent Hills Zoning Bylaw 2010-105, and to comply with a condition of Severance Consent B02/2014.

The 2014 Draft Budget for the Municipality of Trent Hills can be found at or contact Shelley Eliopoulos, Treasurer at or at 705-653-1900 ext 232.

The severed portion under Severance Consent Application B02/2014, being approximately 19.5 acres of vacant land, will be rezoned to Agricultural Exception (*), in which no residential building permit(s) will be issued for this parcel of land. The retained portion under Severance Consent Application B02/2014, being approximately 1.2 acres (with the existing residential dwelling) will be rezoned to Rural Residential Exception, to acknowledge the reduced lot size within the Rural Residential Zone.

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Second Public Meeting Subdivision Application SB01/2013 Rezoning Application C26/2013 Official Plan Amendment Application Concession 11, Part of Lot 9, Concession Road 11 West, Percy Ward Subdivision Application: The application proposes to create a 28 lot residential subdivision on a 90.3 acre parcel. Access is via Concession Road 11 West and Maple Ridge Drive, with a proposed new internal road system. The lots are regularly shaped and suitably sized to accommodate the proposed residential uses, on individual private well and septic systems. Rezoning Application: Further to the proposed Draft Plan of Subdivision Application SB01/2013, this zoning amendment application proposes to rezone the subject lands from Rural and Environmental Protection, to Shoreline Residential, Rural Residential and Environmental Protection, to conform to the Municipality of Trent Hills Zoning By-law 2010-105. Official Plan Amendment Application: Further to the proposed Draft Plan of Subdivision Application SB01/2013, this Official Plan Amendment application proposes to amend the designation from being a combination of the Rural Policy Area and Greenlands, to Resource Based Recreational Residential and Greenlands.

ANY PERSON may attend the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation, either in support of, or in opposition to, the application. Written submissions can be made to the Clerk of the Municipality. Additional information regarding these applications is available by contacting the Planning Department at 705-653-1900, ext 224 or ext 234, between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, or by email: The Trent Hills Independent - Thursday, February 27, 2014 3

Seeing designs “brings project to life” By Bill Freeman

News - Hastings - Seeing the visual designs for the proposed Trent Hills fieldhouse in Hastings “brings the project to life,” says Kira Mees, cochair of the Trent Hills Wellness “Flourish” campaign. The fieldhouse is part of the Trent Hills wellness campaign, better known as Flourish that has drawn together the Municipality of Trent Hills, Campbellford Memorial Hospital and the Campbellford-Seymour Community Foundation as core partners in a $7-million health, wellness and recreation fund-raising initiative. “It brings the project to life a little bit more seeing the pictures,” Mees said during last week’s public information session that unveiled the three AECOM-designed concept plans the municipality wants residents to comment on. “I really hope that people take the time to look at them,” she said. “It’s nice to see it on paper.” Having a visual reference also makes it easier to explain to people what exactly is being planned for Fowlds Millennium Park as part of the overarching Flourish campaign. Seeing the three options “will ramp up the excitement,” Mees added, “knowing they [the municipality] are

committed to moving forward.” It is also exciting knowing the Hastings project will be the first completed, she added. “It’s nice in this frigid winter that we’re going to be able to think that next year we’ll have a place to go for a walk. It’s going to be a catalyst for momentum for the whole Flourish campaign. Seeing the ground break here will get the ball rolling for all the other projects.” Tonya McColl-Smith feels the same way. “It is exciting. I didn’t know what to expect,” McColl-Smith said. “It’s nice to have different options and have the community participate.” McColl-Smith has been the campaign’s co-ordinator but is also the mother of two sons who relishes the opportunity of using the multipurpose indoor facility which will be a cross-generational draw in the range of activities it can host. “There is still a false perception out there [about the field house],” she says. “It would have been nice to see more people who have those false ideas.” The field house “is perfect for our area and the surrounding area.” It will be both a recreational attraction and an economic driver with people from around the region using it

and spending time in Hastings and Trent Hills, she says. Recreational facilities are at the top of the list for young families looking at communities. “I don’t see how it wouldn’t draw people into Hastings. The possibilities are really endless on utilizing it. A whole big spectrum of user groups are going to be looking at this.” It will be nice to have winter programs without having to drive to Belleville or Peterborough, she added. Like Mees, McColl-Smith believes that seeing the fieldhouse built will “get the people in Campbellford excited” about their ambitious arena-aquatic complex. “I’m excited for my kids. I’ve lived here all my life and it’s always been a struggle to find things to do. There’s basically just hockey for a mom with Arniece Salata of Hastings looks at one of the three options for the multi-purpose fieldhouse that two boys which is crazy expensive. I is going to be built in Hastings at Fowlds Millennium Park during a public information session last week. Photo: Bill Freeman know it’s going to be used.”

Bridge closure emergency database picks up steam

By Bill Freeman

News - Hastings - The Hastings bridge closure emergency preparedness database continues to grow and public meetings like one held last week have been a real boost, says co-ordinator Melody MacDonald. “The meetings really have worked,” MacDonald told The Independent. The twice-a-week open office at the Hastings Civic Centre has not drawn out people or inquiries like MacDonald hoped but the periodic meetings (there’s one more March 5) have made up for that. MacDonald is collecting names and information from (705) 743-0380 • 1-800-710-9586 people who’ll need assistance during the Lock 18 bridge repair closure in early Email: 2015 along with the names of people willing to offer personal or material assistance. PUBLIC NOTICE The confidential and searchable database will be a living document and can be expanded over time making it a critical resource in any emergency, MacDonald notes. The slowness during office hours was a little surprising, she admits. “I kept thinking I’m going to have to go knocking on doors. These meetings have worked out very well.” MacDonald says it’s important she reaches as many Hastings seniors as she can because that demographic will

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need the most support. She has made arrangements to speak to church congregations, local euchre players and residents at the Victoria Street seniors apartments. She agrees some people have been shy about revealing information because they were not sure about how private the information would be. MacDonald emphasizes that they’re following the strictest rules guarding personal privacy. “People don’t really understand that it is quite confidential. It is protected and will be used by only a couple of trusted people [but] people are beginning to understand. Once people understand the purpose of the database is to help residents with issues during the closure, they’re reassured, MacDonald says. “I’ve seen puzzled looks go to ‘oh, that’s a good idea.’” It is comforting to them to know that people in the community are prepared to come to their assistance during the bridge closure. There has been a range of needs, MacDonald says, “but more than anything else it’s mobility, especially with the bridge.” “Having that cut off is really concerning to a lot of people, especially north and south.” For people on either side of the bridge, the prospect of having to make a 40-kilometre detour to get to Cobourg or Peterborough is not a happy one. Simple, take-it-for-granted transactions like trips to the grocery store, pharmacy, bank and post office become much more challenging. MacDonald has been encouraged by volunteers offering to car pool and even to make the detour to get from one side to the other. “It’s coming together. The database has worked out very well; I’m really pleased with it.” MacDonald’s last day in the office is March 6 then she has until March 21 to collate everything in the database and present it to the municipality. “We can continue afterwards; it doesn’t have to end. I think we can go forward with it so much more.” “I was happy I could be part of this,” MacDonald said. She’s joined the Hastings Helpers so she can continue to contribute as a volunteer. “I have lived here for ten years and I am seeing a different side of the community. In small towns it’s neighbours helping another neighbour. It’s been really fun.”

Three fieldhouse options on the table By Bill Freeman

News - Hastings - The Trent Hills Fieldhouse in Hastings could be started sometime this summer and be finished by November or December depending on the option finally selected by the municipality. It could be “construction ready by June,” Scott White, Trent Hills general manager of infrastructure renewal and public works said during an information meeting at the Hastings Civic Centre which showcased the three options designed by AECOM Canada Ltd. being considered for the 30-metre by 60-metre fieldhouse, support building, a new 110-metre by 70-metre outdoor soccer pitch and ancillary improvement work around the Fowlds Millennium Park. Please see “Three” on page 5

Council members question help provided to residents living in flood-prone areas volunteers taking time off work to do so. Councillor Gene Brahaney said it annoys him “immensely” that “people who are so grateful to get the sand bags want them all moved (afterward) instead of them keeping them ... We shouldn’t have to bring them back.” Councillor Bill Thompson said it might be time for council “to lay down the law ... and say what we should have been saying all along. “It’s not fair that so many people pay so much (through their taxes) to help out a few who built or bought in places they knew (would be flooded),” he said. The mayor agreed, saying “people need to step up and start looking after their own property. They can’t keep relying on us, especially now with the costs (adding up).” Councillor Rosemary Kelleher-MacLennan said the municipality isn’t mandated to provide such a service but has taken on the role as “the right thing to do” but taxpayers have told her they’re “quite upset” their tax dollars was being used to help others who knew the risks involved when they bought their properties. Deputy mayor Bob Crate said council “should be putting the onus on them to understand that it’s not our responsibility to step in whenever something happens. ... We seem to have people who think that every year we should come down and sandbag their house.” Crate suggested the municipality charge for the service, so “maybe then they’ll want to start

Three fieldhouse options on the table chooses an option that requires land he doesn’t anticipate problems. “If it could go to tender in May or June we think there could be some construction by late summer.” The fieldhouse would take six to seven months to build. “We’ve heard a lot of positives, that it’s a needed facility. There’s keen amount of interest.” The closest similar facilities are in Belleville, Clarington and Fowler’s Corners “so there’s nothing really convenient; they are very well used and not just for soccer. There’s all kinds of things that can be done.”



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Regardless of the option, there will be no disruption of the summer soccer season. “We don’t want to interfere with the existing soccer pitches; we want soccer to continue all summer,” Trent Hills Community Service Officer Scott Rose stressed. The municipality would have to acquire some land for two of the options. Rose says the municipality wants residents to comment on the designs, particularly on things like the placement of the fieldhouse, road and traffic issues and “all of those general overview items we don’t want to lose in the design of the actual building.” Option A places the $750,000 fieldhouse on land already owned by Trent Hills south of the existing parking lot. Advantages, beyond the fact that no extra land is required, include “midrange servicing costs” ($400,000) and the remoteness of the fieldhouse from neighbouring back yards. The new natural turf soccer pitch is priced at $800,000, the support building at $720,000 while improvements to the existing skate park, volleyball court and play equipment are pegged at $50,000, with another $50,000 for parking lot

upgrades and $50,000 for landscaping for a sub-total of $2,820,000. Option B, at $2,720,000, places the fieldhouse at the north end of a parcel of land west of and adjacent to the existing site. That land would have to be acquired. Servicing costs ($300,000) are the lowest but the fieldhouse is also located close to the Trans Canada Trail and to back yards on Queen Street. Option C is the most expensive at $2,920,000 with the fieldhouse at the south end of land that would have to be acquired. On the plus side is the fact that the fieldhouse is remote from neighbouring back yards. A major disadvantage is the estimated $500,000 for site servicing. “We’ve got all of the servicing there [but] depending on where they’re located on the property itself there will be some cost differences,” says White who will oversee the project for Trent Hills. “With all of the options nothing will change with the existing soccer pitches there now.” “We’re limited to the three options in terms of layouts but we certainly want to get everybody’s feedback and take all that and look at it, their concerns, new ideas, the positives.” “We want to hear from the community especially from an esthetic point of view,” Rose adds. If the municipality


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figuring out a way to stop” their homes being damaged by flooding. “When people buy in those areas they should be 100 per cent fully aware of what they’re buying and what has taken place on that property previously,” said Kelleher-MacLennan, a real estate broker.


own property ... We have tried to respond and help as much as we can but it is becoming very costly.” And it will grow even more expensive, he added, because the municipality has been relying on other municipalities to provide assistance but “we just can’t do that on an annual basis.” He suggested the municipality hold a meeting with people living in flood-prone areas to look at the options and costs involved, in order “to formalize” what assistance will be provided “I’m really concerned about the level of service that we’re setting,” he said. “We’re giving them the impression that it is our responsibility to protect their personal property and it’s not theirs.” “The expectancies around emergencies have become a little steep,” Macmillan acknowledged. Property owners “have an agreement with their insurance companies. Our responsibility is life, (including) rescue and evacuation, and we’ve gone beyond that.” Rutter said the municipality has invested more than $100,000 to build up roads subject to flooding so that the fire department could get in and residents out, “so we’ve done our part in flood proofing areas.” Many residents have done their part as well “but many haven’t,” he added, and “those calls come in like clockwork every year: The water’s rising, we need to get the firefighters here,” to put the sand bags in place, even though they’re


News – Trent Hills – People living in low-lying areas need to do more to protect their properties against flooding, council members say, because it’s getting too costly for the municipality to lend them a helping hand. “What are they doing to mitigate that risk?” Mayor Hector Macmillan asked when council held a special meeting Feb. 20 to go over the 2014 draft budget. “It’s important that we start to tell people that we just can’t continue to do this unless they’re doing something as well.” Deputy clerk Shari Lang, manager of protective services, said the municipality spent $50,000 to prepare for potential flooding last spring, which involved distributing and setting in place sand bags to prevent damage to residents’ properties. “We potentially could be in the same position again” this year, Lang warned, saying her phone had been “buzzing like crazy the last five days” with people looking for help in anticipation of the water once again rising and creating problems. “People are really going to have to be educated on what their responsibility is, with just nuisance flooding (otherwise) it’s going to become a fact of life for us (to help out in those situations),” Lang said. “We really need to determine our standard of service as it relates to sand bags,” CAO Mike Rutter said. “Most municipalities are saying it is the individual’s responsibility to protect their


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Dear Editor, In Stephen Harper’s government (not the Canadian government) it has never really stopped. It continues to brainwash us with TV and media ads. (Some for non-existent programs). These are paid for with our taxes all with the intention of tweaking the facts and diverting us from the ongoing litany of scandals and mismanagement we have suffered under Stephen Harper. This Conservative government has managed to subvert the democratic principles that have served us so well for generations that it can ram through ‘Omnibus bills’ that further entrench their power base, while denying the opposition and the electorate any input. The Finance Minister can imperiously state that he won’t discuss any external suggestions and a new Elections Act can be railroaded through parliament that actually guts the power of the commissioner, does nothing to control ‘robo calls’ and yet is being sold as progressive and protective legislation. We all know what happened to Mr. Harper’s promised Senate reform and he has since packed that forum with non-elected cronies so that any sober second thoughts from that chamber are unlikely to arise. His promised transparent government has instead

been replaced by a repressive regime that seeks to muzzle the CBC and our civil servants, or fires and attempts to discredit scientists whose findings point out the errors of his policies. These roadblocks to his Messianic vision of a Canada ruled by sterile economists tied to the almighty dollar and to international cartels, are being swept away by draconian legislation and funding cuts. Now, emboldened by his ‘success’ in Europe, and despite strong opposition (mirrored in Australia and even in USA), Stephen Harper is embarking on a secret, global pact that would allow corporations to sue the Canadian government for billions, just for passing laws to protect our health or the environment. You would think he’d have had second thoughts after seeing the multi-million dollar claims by US corporations brought under NAFTA, when Canada legislated to protect its citizens against their depredations. This deal, the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership), is like the disastrous Canada-China FIPA trade pact on steroids. Harper and his trade minister are refusing to make the deal public, although corporate lobbyists seem to be getting the inside track, making it hard to know just what’s in the TPP. But leaks so far indicate this is bad news. That’s why Harper

wants it to stay confidential. He’d prefer to quietly sign away our rights without a big fuss. The 30,000 word intellectual property chapter alone contains proposals to increase the term of patents, including medical patents, beyond 20 years, and lower global standards for patentability. It also pushes for aggressive measures to prevent hackers breaking copyright protection, although that comes with some exceptions: protection can be broken in the course of “lawfully authorized activities carried out by government employees, agents, or contractors for the purpose of law enforcement, intelligence, essential security, or similar governmental purposes”. These secret meetings in Singapore are happening right now. Harper wants us to believe the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is all about getting a better deal for Canada. But the truth is that it could end up being one of the biggest corporate power grabs in a generation. No wonder Stephen Harper and the other negotiators, as well as the strong US industry lobbies, want to keep it a secret until it is signed. Iain Henderson, Brighton

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Dear Editor, I would like to thank the Trent Hills Independent for sponsoring a Pet Of The Week for Cat Care Spay/Neuter Initiative. We have had several adoptions since you have been doing this. We have also had some food, litter, cat towers, toys and monetary donations from generous people who have mentioned seeing the Pet Of The Week. I have had calls from people as far away as Brighton and Madoc looking to adopt. I even had an email from someone in Napanee who said they had seen the Pet Of The Week online. This has been invaluable for finding loving forever homes for our cats and kittens. We still have about 50 cats in our care in foster homes and are always looking for people willing to open their hearts

and homes to fostering. We are also looking for someone who is able to take feral, freeroaming cats into their home after surgery for a few days of after care. Kitten season will be here very soon; we encourage people to have their pets spayed and neutered to help reduce the number of unwanted animals in shelters, foster homes and far to often, abandoned to try to survive without the human care and compassion that they were born to have. We are very grateful for the exposure and adoptions we are getting from The Pet Of The Week. Thank you very much, Suzanne Hart President/Co-founder Cat Care Spay/ Neuter Initiative

How many times has the fire department been stuck on the bridge? Dear Editor, My business and home sit empty on the corner of Grand Road and Alma Street almost seven years after the first consultants stood on my lawn taking pictures. Now I see we have a new consultant recommending the Second and Alma corridor again and this time the bridge cost has risen to $26 million? Has anyone clued in that this bridge debate for a future bridge is hurting the town beyond those impacted homes? Yes we a have a whopping one percent growth rate. Has anyone driven into Aurora lately and seen the level of growth never mind

the traffic. The fact that this study is still going on all these years later with all of its negative impacts boggles the mind. As for the fire service not getting over the bridge and the argument having another bridge for them, I would like the fire chief to tell us how many times they could not get over the bridge. I bet they have had more closures on the county’s section of the 401 this winter alone than the bridge in Campbellford has seen over the last 50 years. Thanks, Brent Townsend, Campbellford

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Connected to your community OPINION Ukraine after the revolution Editorial – From a Ukrainian point of view, the priority is not to throw their revolution away again like they did after the Orange Revolution ten years ago. But from everybody else’s point of view, the priority now is to avoid an irreparable breach between Russia and the West. One Cold War was enough. The Yanukovych era is finished; the former president will not make another come-back. He has killed too many Gwynne Dyer people, and the vulgar ostentation of his former palace (whose architect understandably chose to remain anonymous) has shocked Ukrainians even though they already knew he was deeply corrupt. Besides, Russia will not bet on this horse again. On the other hand, the various opposition leaders will have great difficulty in deciding who leads their coalition, if indeed they can even agree on a coalition before the promised election on May 25. But they’ll still win the election, because Yanukovych never allowed any plausible rivals to emerge in his pro-Russian Party of the Regions, and Russia will not be able to find and groom a suitable replacement in time. This will frustrate people in the Russian-speaking east and south of the country, who did not take part in this revolution and do not share the desire of the Ukrainian-speaking half for closer ties with the European Union. They worry that free trade with the EU will threaten their jobs, and it will require much tact to reassure them that their interests will be protected. But they will not split the country: very few Ukrainians want to be part of Russia. Who will emerge as Ukraine’s next leader? Yulia Tymoshenko, newly released from prison, is the obvious choice, and that would certainly ease matters on the Russian front. She got along reasonably well with Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, when she was prime minister last time. But many Ukrainians who backed the revolution don’t trust her. Tymoshenko is dogged by questions about how she got so rich after the Soviet Union collapsed, and she bears some of the blame for the chronic in-fighting that discredited Ukraine’s first attempt at running a democratic government after the Orange Revolution of 2004. None of the other potential candidates, however, is acceptable to Putin.

The best that can be hoped for in the short run, therefore, is a cold peace between Kiev and Moscow, which means that the $15 billion Putin promised to lend Yanukovych’s regime will not now be forthcoming. But the money has to come from somewhere, and the only alternative is the West, probably in the shape of the International Monetary Fund. It is not clear if the United States and the EU are willing to come up with that kind of money. If not, then the upheavals in Ukraine will resume in fairly short order. And in either case Putin will work to sabotage the attempt to entrench a strong democratic system with effective anti-corruption laws in Ukraine. President Barack Obama can tell Putin that Ukraine is not a square on a Cold War chessboard, but the Russian president does see it as a zero-sum game, and in terms of his own purposes he is right. His pet project to restore the Soviet Union in a non-Communist version by creating a “Eurasian Union”, for example, dwindles to nothing but Russia and a bunch of Central Asian dictatorships if Ukraine isn’t a part of it. More importantly, Putin does not want to have a large, prosperous and democratic country with strong EU ties on Russia’s own border. Especially if it is another Slavic country that also used to be part of the Soviet Union, and it got its democracy as the result of a largely non-violent revolution carried out in the main square of the capital city. The example would be very dangerous to his regime. There’s no risk of that sort of thing happening on Red Square in Moscow at the moment, but Putin thinks long term. Russia will therefore continue to meddle in Ukraine in an attempt to abort such a dangerous outcome. Confronting Moscow directly over this sort of thing would be a mistake, and could lead us all down the path that ends in a new Cold War. Russians, for historical reasons, do not see themselves as “outsiders” in Ukraine (although most Ukrainians do), and they will react very badly to attempts to exclude them entirely.    The better and safer path is to support the Ukrainians with trade and aid, but leave it to them to deal with Russian interference in their politics. They are perfectly capable of doing this for themselves, and they can also prosper without joining either the European Union or NATO. But they do need a whopping great loan, right now.


Let’s dismantle the whole thing Dear Editor Sorry being a bit late in this response, but I would like comment on Wyley Canuck’s recent letter on the subject of the so-called smart meters. I believe it is essential to recall who started us down this perilous path of high electrical rates. I would like to point out that it was an individual I prefer to call “Mad Maniac Mike Harris”, that got us started down the road when he tried to privatize our electrical system.  It was he who divided Ontario Hydro into Ontario Power Authority and Hydro One, separating generation from supply.  It was he who decided what the salary range was to be for the management staff at OPA, also their benefit package and worst of all their severance package!  We all recall that they had to fire one of these managers because she sent her children to school in a government owned limo!  Obviously the managers at Hydro One got similar cozy deals.  He also set up the Independent Electrical Operator, who was to set the daily rate for electricity.  While this organization is now obsolete, it is still operating. At the same time, the four evil sisters of future power production, namely nuclear, natural gas, wind and solar produc-

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ers made up the lie that coal-fired plants could not be made pollution free. However even Dwight Duncan, when he was finance minister, had to admit that indeed coal-fired plants could be made pollution-free, but the cost was prohibitive!  The fact is that even if all the coal-fired plants in Ontario shut down, we will still be getting most of our smog from the coalfired plants in the U.S. A similar lie was concocted that plants that incinerate garbage will all cause large amounts of pollution. The Swedes have proved that one to be totally false and have in fact turned a very polluted area into one of the greenest by incinerating their garbage, producing a great amount of electrical power at a much lower cost and providing large amounts of heat for surrounding industrial plants. Our problem is the fact that dozy dopey Dalton, instead of reversing the process started by Mad Mike, has made them even worse with the Green Energy Plan. So I guess we will all have to vote for a political party that promises to dismantle the whole ugly set up. John A.D.McLean, Belleville

To sleep or not to sleep By Terry Bush Editorial – Some days I wish I was a dentist. Pulling teeth can’t be as difficult as trying to write a column when your mind is blank. The thing is, for some reason I just haven’t been able to string a few sentences together lately and I can’t quite figure out the reason why. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older and sleeping less. I’ve often been told that the older you are, the less sleep you require. Obviously, this was said by someone who has no trouble sleeping. I’m really starting to hate those people. Not my wife, of course, who is as adept as anyone when it comes to closing her eyes and working up a little moisture on the pillow in a few minutes’ time. I’m just baffled by folks who can close their eyes and instantly fall asleep. My mother-in-law can announce, “Now, we have a nap” in her heavily accented English and true to her word within two minutes she’s sitting there in her armchair with her mouth wide open, sawing a couple of logs. A less than perfect son-in-law would probably wake her up to help her out with her English and correct her use of pronouns. Marian’s mother, you said “Now we have a nap.” You should be using the first person singular “I” instead of “we” because you’re the only one snoring in the living room right now. As I’ve said before, after close to 30 years of Mare’s mother calling the house and announcing, “Hallo, this is Marian’s mother,” who am I to argue if that’s what she wants me to call her. I call her Marian’s mother and she calls me Marian’s hoosbund. I actually think it’s very nice of her to make an effort not to confuse me on the phone. I never have to worry which 91-year-old Dutch lady I’m speaking with when I pick up thanks to her impeccable telephone etiquette. Now if I could just get those other nonagenarians to say who they are before I make a fool of myself... Anyway, I can’t remember the last time I had seven solid hours of sleep. It’s gotten so bad over the past couple of years that I’ve had to resort to sleeping pills, not that they work either. Now there was a time that a shot of brandy before bed was thought to help but since my recent illness, I’ve stopped drinking completely. Not that I’ve ever been one to go through more than two cases of beer a year but I do remember a few times I’ve had a few and hit the sack only to be rudely awakened by my brain at 3 a.m. Funny how booze works. Never a problem getting to sleep but always a problem staying asleep when you have a snoot full. There’s just something about 3 a.m. that’s always haunted me and through my constant complaining at work about waking up at this ungodly hour, I’ve learned that many people are roaming their homes at the very same time. In my teenage years and early twenties, 3 a.m. was when I went to bed but back then, sleeping in to noon was also an option. So why do a large portion of our office staff wake up at that same hour and why do we all say we should call each other up in the middle of the night, but never do? It’s not like we really have to worry about our spouses. They’d just wake up and fall right back to sleep. I’d prefer gabbing with others in the wee hours of the morning to solving the world’s problems all by myself. Considering what a long cold winter we’ve had with everyone holed up inside, the problems facing mankind must be almost completely out of control. I haven’t seen my usual world problem solving buddy Elmer down the road for close to half a year, at least since the snow started to fly. The closest I’ve come to a visit is seeing his smouldering burn barrel once or twice. No wonder things are getting out of control in Ukraine. There certainly weren’t any world problems for at least a week after our last gabfest back in the summer. Anyway, back to starting a 3 a.m. club to solve the world’s problems while most people are sleeping. How about tonight we all concentrate on one thing when we wake up. By using a form of group think, maybe we can convince our sleeping neighbours that Ontario’s “no driving while using a cell phone” laws actually do apply to them as well as the rest of us. I pass at least three people each and every day, gabbing away or texting behind the wheel, oblivious to the rest of the motoring public. All together now, please don’t text and drive, please don’t talk and drive, please pull over…ah, screw it. Just put down your darn phones or we’ll get your license number and call the cops.

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Last council meeting for CAO Reed By Bill Freeman

News – Havelock-BelmontMethuen – Linda Reed’s tenure as CAO of Havelock-BelmontMethuen was comparatively short but it was an impressive one that has left its mark on the municipality and township council. Mayor Ron Gerow paid tribute to Reed during their last regular council meeting which was also the last one the veteran municipal administrator and public sector official will attend after officially retiring although she will carry

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through on a few HBM projects as well as lending her expertise to the provincial level on the Future of Policing Advisory Committee (FPAC). Gerow praised Reed for all of her “hard work, help and great expertise and years of experience you’ve brought to the township” “You’ve certainly guided our ship” over the last three years, he said. Reed came to HBM from the City of Peterborough where she was CAO, replacing Diane Hill

who retired after a long and stellar career with the municipality. Reed’s experience and expertise “helped council and helped the community,” said Gerow. “It’s helped us all become a lot better.” Reed’s career in public service has been wide-ranging and distinguished and has included being the Canadian CEO of the Buffalo Fort Erie Bridge Authority, the treasurer and manager of the City of London for nine years and deputy minister of finance

for the Yukon. Pat Kemp, former CAO, Economic Development Officer and Deputy-Clerk for the Township of Trent Lakes (formerly Galway-Cavendish and Harvey) takes over from Reed. “We look forward to you carrying on in a couple of capacities with us over the next couple of months,” said Gerow. “I hope your door is open to us when we might have a bewildering question; I’m sure we will.” Reed admitted that her work-

ing career has spanned 50 years and that she started while she was still “finishing my education. “It’s been quite a long time,” she said with a chuckle. “It’s been an absolute pleasure (working for HBM. I thank you as a council for allowing me to join your staff.” She and her husband have moved to the township and continue to stay here. “You have allowed us to learn about this area and we are staying. We love it. I will be around,

the door is open; any time I can assist the staff I’m more than willing,” said Reed. “I thank you because it’s been a very long career and it’s absolutely wonderful to be here for a portion of that. This is a very special township. I’ve been very happy to have been allowed to be part of your team. I loved absolutely every minute here.” She says she’ll drop into the municipal office “every so often” as we finish off some other projects.”

Ratepayer clashes with council on dog bylaw

News - Havelock - Fabian McPherson doesn’t think Havelock-Belmont-Methuen’s amended dog bylaw is necessary and doesn’t believe council has the authority to pass legislation regarding the health and safety of residents. “I question the authority of past councils to ban dogs from any public park,” McPherson said during a regular council meeting. In amending its 2008 bylaw last year, council clarified prohibited and restricted areas allowing leashed dogs to use Rotary Park and several other township properties but not the ball park nor the soccer field. The Kosh Lake beach area and the Lions parkade

along Highway 7 are open to leashed dogs as is the Matheson Conservation Area north of the arena. Dogs are banned from the arena and its park area and playground, ball diamond, bleachers and parking lot; they’re also prohibited from using the Concession Street park across from Tim Hortons, the soccer field off Industrial Drive and Old Norwood Road practice field. “There are lots of public spaces you can use,” Mayor Ron Gerow told McPherson. “As far I can see council broke the law and went right into banning dogs from public parks. You’re banning dogs from everything I pay taxes for in this township on health and safety,”

McPherson said. CAO Linda Reed and clerk Glenn Girven explained to McPherson that lower tier municipalities like Havelock-BelmontMethuen have the “legislative authority” under the Municipal Act to pass bylaws related to the health and safety of residents. In amending the 2008 bylaw, council agreed to allow leashed dogs in certain parks and maintained its prohibition in areas where there were sports fields and where there were children’s play areas, Reed explained. “Parks that did not contain that kind of activity were opened up,” she said, reminding McPherson that the bylaw as an “open document” available for viewing. “There have been no other

complaints [except yours],” Mayor Gerow added. “We’re not here to argue. If you have a fundamental disagreement with the municipality on a point of law you have every right to question that,” he said. “Obviously, you feel differently than the municipality on enacting the bylaw.” McPherson was not convinced. “What evidence do you use to ban dogs in public parks that I pay taxes for? What’s the problem? What’s the reasoning?”

Reed said it was council’s intention to prohibit dogs from sports fields and the ball park because of excrement and the possibility of injury if a dog owner was not attentive to its animal. “Council has taken a preemptive step of ensuring there is safety in designated parks. Where the parks are open and don’t have children’s play areas responsible owners can take their dogs. Council tried to find a balance for that: safety for children and availability for owners.” The Matheson property, she

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Lifestyle – Campbellford – “We are bipedal creatures and we were meant to walk,” said Beverly Meyers, a recreational coach who is making walking in winter fun and easy with an indoor exercise program. “I was talking to Ruth Hutchinson who is with the United Church Women (UCW) at St. John’s Church here in Campbellford and she asked if I would be interested in leading an indoor exercise walking class,” said Meyers, a former gymnastics’ coach. She taught Kindergym (a multimovement based program designed specifically for children) and was a gymnastics coach for 25 years here in Campbellford. “The request was great timing for me . . . a great fit,” she commented. The indoor walking and exercise program has become very popular this winter, a winter that has seen more than

its share of snow and freezing rain making walking outdoors difficult, even treacherous. “We have a lot of seniors and baby boomers coming to take advantage of the program,” said Meyers. Because this is an outreach program of the church’s women’s group, there is no cost. “The program is free for anyone in the community,” Meyers explained. Anita Babcock of Campbellford is one of those people taking advantage of the program. “I’ve been coming here for the past eight years, ever since the program started,” she told the Trent Hills Independent, while demonstrating a chair exercise that helps her stay fit. “This is an exercise that engages the diagonal stomach muscles,” explained Meyers as Babcock placed her right hand on her left knee lifting her foot off the ground, pushing against her hand. “Anita is engaging muscles in both arms and legs, it’s a resistance exercise which people can do at home as well,” she added. “I had bowel surgery six years ago and it’s left my left side not wanting to do what I want it to do and so I need exercise,” said Babcock, with a big smile. At the age of 88, she said she realizes the importance of the walking and exercise. “I enjoy this program very much ... but also the friendship

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Math becomes fun at Hillcrest By Sue Dickens

News – Campbellford – Fifty minutes in class, times 23 students equals a triangular prism. Huh? Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, E=mc2 is something students are taught, a famous equation that is learned during math class. But it’s a triangular prism that grabbed the young minds of students in the Grade 6 class at Hillcrest Public School. “This was part of our math class. We decided we would roll up snowballs and make a triangular prism – all together as a class,” said Ashley Krahn, one of the 23 students who took on the project with zeal. “We had to figure the volume and the way we figured the volume was area, base times height,” she explained. “Then we had to divide it into

two because unlike a rectangular prism it’s not a square, it has triangles so we had to divide by two because it takes two triangles to make up the square at the end of each prism,” continued classmate Emily Williams. Of course everyone knows that the total area T of any right prism is equal to two times the area of the base – right? Hah. And so the students continued to explain the mathematics of the project. “Then we had to figure out how much it weighed,” added student Payal Dass. “And so we figured one litre of water is equal to one kilogram (weight),” said Williams, who continued the thought process. “Then we packed snow into a litre container and it weighed 600 grams. Then we knew how many grams would fit into a cubic me-

tre,” she added. “It turned out to be two tonnes of snow that we used.” And that is how the Grade 6 class figured out what it took to build a triangular prism with snow. Hillcrest school Principal Constance Hodson explained, “We just had a family math night last week at the school and we’re not giving ourselves permission anymore to say we’re not good at math; not parents, not kids, not teachers, not principals.” It’s a new focus by the Ontario Ministry of Education. “It’s a focus for our school, our school board and our province,” said Hodson. The project to build a triangular prism with snow was the idea of teacher Patrick Muldoon. “We were learning about volume, area and perimeter in class

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These Grade 6 students from Hillcrest Public School explain how they and their classmates built a triangular prism with snow using the math skills they learned in school. Fun lessons such as these are the focus of not only the school but the school board and the provincial Ministry of Education: from left Payal Dass, Emily Williams, from left, Sheldon Sporring and Ashley Krahn. Photo: Sue Dickens

Trent Hills to undertake review of services it delivers

By John Campbell

News – Trent Hills – Mayor Hector Macmillan has asked for a review of the services the municipality provides to support his demand that the provincial government do the same thing. The “province has become disconnected” from what its core services and priorities are in Ontario, and what the people want, expect and are prepared to pay for, he told council last week. “ He proposed the government undertake a comprehensive service delivery review with extensive public consultation, including holding talks with municipal leaders throughout Ontario. The review would cover a wide swath,

encompassing health care, banking, insurance, energy production, pricing and delivery, skilled trades and the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund. “It’s time they were brought back under control,” he said. But Macmillan said council should direct staff to undertake the same initiative locally, to be completed in time for consideration during the 2015 budget deliberations, because “it would be hypocritical to ask the province to do it, if we won’t do it ourselves. “We need to do that,” he added, because “times are tough,” and taxpayers are questioning how public dollars are being

spent. It’s fair to ask what a majority of residents want to see continued, enhanced or reduced, and if they see where we are headed is right or wrong, Macmillan said. It would be “an opportunity to have friendly discussions on what they think we could be doing better.” They could express their opinions at a meeting or online, in what promises to be “a lengthy project,” which may require staff getting some help with consulting the public and analyzing feedback, he said. “We need to take a look at being just a little more ingenious on how we can continue to deliver Please see “Review” on page 11

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The Norwood Curling Club made a $1,000 donation to the Norwood Lions Club’s splash pad campaign following their community fun bonspiel Saturday which was a fund raiser dedicated to the splash pad initiative. Making the presentation to Vern Stockdale (left) of the Lions was curling club president Larry Sullivan. Photo: Bill Freeman

Winter’s been tough on budget By John Campbell

News – Trent Hills – Winter is burning a big hole in the municipality’s budget to keep the roads safe for travel. Just two months into 2014, Trent Hills has already spent 59 per cent of the $145,000 it allocated for salt for the entire year, and 49 per cent of the $63,000 it earmarked for sand. That’s with winter likely to stick around for a few more weeks, and due to return before the end of the year. Heading into last weekend, public works staff had been out plowing and sanding/salting 22 days in January and 12 more in February, manager of roads and urban services Neil Allanson said, and that’s “not counting the days for snow clearing and snow removal.” With so much snow having fallen this winter, crews have worked roughly 1,518 hours of overtime on winter maintenance. The municipality has 21 plow routes covering 1,067 kilometres of roads and another 54 kilometres of sidewalk to keep clear. It also plows and sands more than 12 kilometres of connecting links for the county. Twenty full-time equipment operators and two night patrolmen are employed in plowing, sanding and salting roads and sidewalks and parking lots, refilling sand domes, clearing catch basins and fire hydrants and “ice blading rural roads if

necessary,” Allanson said. The municipality also uses a temporary equipment operator and four “casuals that only come in if ... fulltime staff is off,” he said in an email. Allanson said crews have removed in excess of 18,000 tonnes of snow from the urban areas in January and February, not including what Northumberland County removed on Front Street North and Queen Street in Campbellford. Staff have been out nine days clearing and opening catch basins and have had to clear fire hydrants twice, with the help of the fire department. Some people, nonetheless, aren’t satisfied enough is being done, observed Councillor Gene Brahaney, who’s been asked why there are big snow banks in Campbellford, when other places, such as Stirling and Marmora, don’t have them. “I’ve seen them cleaned off (repeatedly but) it keeps on snowing,” he said. “You can’t make them happy.” Brahaney had his own complaint to make, about merchants who don’t clear a path through the snow banks from the street to their storefronts. “It would make life easier,” he said. Mayor Hector Macmillan agreed, noting “there are some businesses who do take the time to shovel a walk through the bank and there are others who do not.”

He said this year it’s been “a challenge” for the municipality, “with limited resources and staff and budget, to keep up.” CAO Mike Rutter said it’s not effective to remove snow during the day so it has to happen at night, which makes it “much more challenging” because of the difficulty in scheduling. The municipality must also follow regulations governing the number of hours employees can work within a certain period. “I think the staff have done an incredible job this year,” Councillor Meirion Jones said.







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Trent Hills residents in line for small decrease in property taxes

By John Campbell

News – Trent Hills – Local residents could see a modest drop in their overall property taxes this year, if council approves the $18.8 million budget drafted by staff. The municipal portion of the total tax rate, in fact, will go up slightly – $3.22 for every $100,000 a property is worth – but that increase is more than offset by a reduction in education taxes. As a result, the total amount of taxes collected for municipal, county and school purposes will fall from $1,431 per $100,000 of assessment in 2013 to $1,427.54 this year – a reduction of $4.10. (To calculate the approximate amount of taxes you will pay, divide your property’s assessed value by 100,000 and multiply by 1,428; a property valued at $150,000, for example, would pay $2,142 in all taxes combined, of which more than half – 53 per cent – will be used for local purposes.) “We really don’t like it,” CAO Mike Rutter said of the municipal budget he and staff members presented to council Feb. 20, because it falls short of the goals he was given 11 years ago when he presided over his first budget: fix what was broken, build reserves, and stabilize

operating costs. Operating costs, “often through no fault of our own” or within our control, “are going up dramatically” (by $433,000 in 2014 to $13.5 million), reserves are being spent, “and we’re not fixing nearly as much as we would like to,” he said. “In fact, in some ways, we’re losing ground,” even though capital spending is projected to rise to $4.9 million, up from $3.1 million last year. “We don’t believe it’s an irresponsible budget by any stretch of the imagination but it certainly doesn’t achieve any of the three targets that we’ve been working towards over the last decade,” Rutter said. The municipality is looking to increase its levy to local taxpayers by $371,514 to $10.5 million to help pay for substantial increases in policing and insurance costs and to make up for a reduction in grant money from the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) – even though assessment growth will generate an additional $74,962 in revenue. Policing costs are going up $169,716 to $3 million, insurance will cost the municipality an extra $188,549, an increase of 52 per cent to $565,787, and OMPF funding will fall to $2.74 million, a drop of


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News - Havelock - There’s plenty of gentle ribbing mixed in with the laughter during Wednesday afternoon carpet bowling action at the Havelock Seniors building on George Street. The gentle, easy-to-learn sport is making a bold resurgence in the township after lying dormant for a few years; participants are glad to be part of the renaissance which they hope will also include the return of shuffleboard which would make Wednesday afternoons at the

centre a busy, bustling social hub. “We’re trying to get it back again plus the shuffleboard,” said bowler Marie Virtue, a former curler who has bowled for about two years including during the days when it was a popular sport at the seniors building. “It’s a good way to spend an afternoon,” Virtue says. “I like the people and enjoy the company and it’s good exercise. “We’re competitive; a lot of them say they’re not but they are,” she adds with a chuckle.

Virtue and her fellow bowlers would like to see some younger seniors come out and join them. There are no set teams; they select sides each Wednesday afternoon based on who wants to play. There’s a bit of curling-type strategizing involved and bowlers work hard at reading the weight of the ball and making it do what they want it to do. “It takes a bit of time,” Virtue admits. What is guaranteed, she stresses, is a very enjoyable afternoon R0012568929

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out with new friends. “We have a good time,” Norm Wakefield agrees. “We used to have folks playing cards, bowling and shuffleboard at the same time. It was a good social time.” “It’s fun. Don’t play if you haven’t got a thick skin because we can razz each other pretty good but we have a lot of fun,” he says with a laugh. “We’re all good sports.” Wakefield has been a bowler for five or six years and is pleased to see it come back into fashion in Havelock.



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News – Hastings – Egypt is “a place where history flows across every location like the Nile River flows through its land” and it will be at the inspirational centre of this year’s World Day of Prayer on March 7, which will be celebrated around the world and in communities nearby. World Day of Prayer is a “worldwide movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year and who, in many countries, have a continuing relationship in prayer and service.”

Says the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada: “Through preparation and participation in the worship service we can come to know how our sisters of other countries, languages and cultures understand the Biblical passages in their context. “We can hear their concerns and needs and can feel ourselves in solidarity with them as we pray with and for them. In this way it is possible to enrich our Christian faith as it grows deeper and broader in an international ecumenical expression.” This years’ service will be celebrated in over 170 countries and

thousands of communities across Canada. Local celebrations will include those at Hastings St. George’s Anglican Church and St. Paul Catholic Church. The Christian women of Egypt have prepared this years’ service entitled Streams in the Sand. Tumultuous Egypt, with a population of 84.5 million torn by political unrest and uncertainty, “has been both a place of exile and a place of refuge,” says the World Day of Prayer International Committee. “It is a place where streams flow

through desert lands bringing with them the fertile nutrients needed for plants, trees and all forms of life to flourish. However, these streams are not only the physical rivers that we can dip our feet into. In the 2014 service (celebrants) are invited to seek the streams of living water which Jesus offers.” World Day of Prayer participants are invited to “think about (their) own lives and where we recognize streams in our own deserts; places and moments where God is actively at work. To reflect on times when we, like the Samaritan woman, have gone

to the well looking for one thing then discovered Christ offering what we never expected. “We will come not only to learn what this spring of living water is but how we can, like the Samaritan woman, carry it back to our communities.” In Hastings Reverend Beth Wagschal of Warkworth, a semi-retired Lutheran pastor and honourary assistant at the Parish of Hastings and Roseneath Church, will be the guest speaker. The service begins at 1:30 p.m.

Review recommends raising speed limit on 23 municipal roads News – Trent Hills – An engineering firm has recommended raising the speed limit on 23 municipal roads by 10 to 20 km/h where the limit now is set at 50. Martin Asurza, a transportation engineer with D.M. Wills Associates Limited in Peterborough, presented the results of his company’s review of speed limits on certain roads last week to council. The study had been commissioned by Trent Hills after staff discovered last year that the default statutory speed limit on its rural roads should be 50 km/h, and not higher as had been the case since the municipality was formed through amalgamation

more than a decade ago. Not all motorists accustomed to travelling faster on those routes took the news well. The municipality reported several of its signs posting the lower speed limit were subsequently vandalized. D.M. Wills evaluated the roads according to the risks associated with their physical characteristics, and established an ideal speed for each based on their typical functions and the expectations of the public “under minimal risk conditions,” Asurza explained. The characteristics include average lane widths, roadside hazards, pavement surface, number of intersections with public roads and driveways, and pedestrian and cyclist exposure.

The higher the risk associated with the road’s physical characteristics, the lower the posted speed limit should be, he said. The review recommended raising the speed limit on certain stretches of 13th Concession East, 10th Line West, 8th Concession West, Gravel Road, Norham Road, 5th Line West, Wingfield Road, Rylstone Road, 13th Line East, Godolphin Road and Burnbrae Road to 70 km/h. All the other roads studied – Bannon Road, Mahoney Road, Skinkle Road, 6th Concession East, 11th Line West, Ward Road, 9th Concession West, 2nd Concession East, 8th Line East, Sandy Flats, 7th Line East, and Concession Road 3 West – should be raised to 60

km/h, again along certain sections. The sections where the speed limit is to be raised on the 23 roads range anywhere from 1.7 to 10 kilometres. CAO Mike Rutter told council last week the municipality will move quickly to have the new speed limits posted before spring. But staff will provide a report to council first as its recommendations might differ in some areas if “we find there are enough transitions that we don’t believe (a change is) necessary at all or that it would be more costly to do the signage than the benefit” obtained. “We would prefer to proceed more slowly (before a decision is made),” he punned.

OPP charge male with impaired driving

News – Rosenath - A Northumberland Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer stopped a motorist on Monday, Feb. 24, just before 8 p.m. for not having a rear licence plate light and charged the driver for being under the influence of alcohol. The officer was parked on the west shoulder of County Road 45 just south of Roseneath Landing Road in Alnwick Haldimand Township when he observed a passing northbound

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vehicle without a rear licence plate light. The beige Buick Century was stopped a short distance away. The officer entered into an investigation regarding the vehicle and driver and found discarded alcoholic beverage containers within the vehicle. The male driver was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and transported to Campbellford OPP detachment for breath tests.

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Caleb Samuel Frances-Smoke, 25 from Roseneath, has been charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and driving with more than 80 milligrams blood alcohol content. The accused was released on a promise to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on Wednesday March 12, at 9:30 a.m. in Cobourg. He has also been issued a 90-day driver’s licence suspension and a vehicle impoundment for seven days.

Volunteers, cat-help donations needed

News - Havelock - The Cat, Care, Spay, and Neuter Initiative (CCSNI) is an entirely volunteer group and is always on the lookout for new members and material donations to help their cat-kitten rescue and fostering efforts. “We often have cats and kittens that need to be socialized or re-socialized,” says co-

founder Suzanne Hart. The group is always in need of cat food, litter, straw for shelters and Rubbermaidlike tote containers which are used to make shelters. They would also gratefully accept any new or gently used items they could sell or auction as well as cat toys, towers, scratching posts and any cat-related items for their foster homes.

Cash donations are most welcome, Hart adds, and are used in their ongoing efforts to rescue homeless, abandoned, feral and free-roaming cats and kittens and have them spayed or neutered. “We would also appreciate stamps, computer paper and thank-you cards,” she says. “Public support is essential to our success.”

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Councillor Rosemary KelleherMacLennan said having different speed limits over a short stretch of road is “more dangerous than having one speed limit ... I’d rather see something more consistent that’s safe.” Councillor Meirion Jones said it was “interesting that none of the roads we identified (for review) came out with an 80 km/h speed limit.” Rutter said the study gave council and staff “a chance to step back and look at these roads more objectively than the statutory limits.” Asurza stressed the recommended 70 km/h speed limit is for when road conditions are “favourable” and drivers “are expected to slow down in certain situations.”

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Councillors want to re-visit meeting times

News - Havelock - There could be a change in council meeting times. Councillors will re-visit the timing of their regular Monday meetings next month after a lengthy discussion about the current roster of 9 a.m. 4.p.m. and 7 p.m. meetings. Councillor Barry Pomeroy suggested the first two meetings be held in the morning with the third continuing in its usual 7 p.m. slot. Pomeroy believes morning meetings are more efficient because staff are at the municipal office and he doesn’t think a change will affect public engagement. “You have your meeting and you get it over and you still have your day and you’re fresh when you come to

the meeting,” Pomeroy said. “We’ve had no traffic for afternoon or evening meetings.” Pomeroy says cottagers attending morning meetings can attend and “still be back in the city by afternoon.” “If we have something on the agenda [of interest to people] they’re going to want to be here; it doesn’t matter what time of day, they’ll be here.” By holding morning meetings council would be taking advantage of the presence of municipal staff during office hours, Pomeroy added. “I can’t see why we can’t do business in the morning and create some efficiencies with our staff.” “I’ve always been in favour of morning meetings,” Councillor Larry

Ellis added. “To me a morning meeting doesn’t interfere with work more than an afternoon meeting. You’re fresh, you’re awake, you’re thinking clearly prepared to make decisions; on top of that staff is here and you’re not asking them to stay after hours. “Efficiency overrides the personal affect it would have on me. I adjust my time to be here,” said Ellis. “We all need to juggle our hours to get through our lives; that’s what we did to accommodate the three meetings.” One of council’s mandates, he says, is to “find better ways of doing business. This is one of them.” “I support where it’s at now,” said Deputy-mayor Andy Sharpe. “I have to work to make a living and I have to

re-arrange my business to allow me to come here during the day. There’s quite a commitment during the day especially for the mayor’s position and deputymayor. “There is a line drawn about how much time you can spend away from your business and still contribute to council,” said Sharpe. The deputy-mayor “really supports” the 7 p.m. time for planning issues With a municipal election in October, Sharpe says the issue would be a “good discussion” for a new council to have. “I’m here whatever you decide, that’s what I agreed to when I ran,” added Councillor Jim Martin. “I’m like Andy, kind of thinking for the work-

ing person. I’ve adjusted my schedule to work with these three meetings. I’m making it work.” Morning meetings, Martin added, might deter people interested in running for office, Martin added. “It’s nice to keep an open time that people can come to.” “When we changed to three meeting times we were trying to oblige the public,” said Mayor Ron Gerow. “I’m open to whatever council wants to do. From a personal perspective [the 4 p.m.] time [messes] up a lot of things.” Gerow encouraged “further discussion.” “Always keep the public’s interests at heart. We want the public to be a part of what goes on.”

Attorney general reviewing reforms to lower insurance costs for municipalities

By John Campbell

News – Trent Hills – Two proposals to reform the Negligence Act to greatly reduce insurance costs for municipalities has the support of Trent Hills council and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO). Both council and the association welcome the reforms being considered by the Ministry of the Attorney General because the current regime of joint and several liability, in the words of AMO, “makes municipalities and property owners an easy target for litigation.” Under existing law, municipalities are having “to carry the lion’s share of

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a damage award (even) when at minimal fault or ... assume responsibility for someone else’s mistake,” which is “entirely unfair,” the AMO said in a form letter to the attorney general it’s asking municipalities to submit. “If this situation continues, the scaling back on public services in order to limit liability exposure and insurance costs will only continue,” at the expense of communities, the letter stated. The Negligence Act, which hasn’t been updated in decades, “was never intended to place the burden of insurer of last resort on municipalities,” the association insisted.

It said other jurisdictions “have recognized the current model of joint and several liability is not sustainable” and now it’s time “for Ontario to do the same.” The proposals under consideration include “a modified version of proportionate liability that applies in cases where a plaintiff is contributorily negligent,” and a limit on awards so that a municipality is never liable for more than two times its proportion of damages. “This is a positive development for municipalities and a step in the right direction,” said the AMO, which found in a survey two years ago that municipal liability premiums had increased 22 per

cent over a five-year period. Trent Hills took a much bigger hit this year. Its insurance premiums went up by 51 per cent this year to roughly $565,800. The impact of the huge hike, along with a six per cent increase in the municipality’s bill for policing, to nearly $3 million, “is just staggering,” Mayor Hector Macmillan told council at its special budget meeting Feb. 20. He expressed concern the municipality wouldn’t be able to continue operating if it couldn’t secure insurance coverage. But CAO Mike Rutter said a number

of factors led to the stiff increase. “We do much more in risk management than most municipalities do. Unfortunately we have had a couple of bad incidents,” he said. “Our existing insurer is quite satisfied we are taking the steps necessary to mitigate risk.” Legislative change is needed “so that (insurance) becomes more affordable,” he said, “but don’t believe for a second that we’re at risk of not being insured.” Rutter assured council it can expect competitive quotes from other insurers in 2015 “that will result in better rates but, unfortunately, this is a painful year.”

A taste of the real world for students

News – Belleville – While a recent competition for high school students at Loyalist College may only have lasted a day, college staff say they hope the lessons learned can last a lifetime. “We want to promote excitement and interest in learning,” said Ann Drennan, Loyalist Dean of Applied Sciences, Skills and Technology. “It gets the students through the door to experience the college environment, gives them a chance to work with college faculty and perhaps eases some of their fears of coming to college.” Skills Loyalist is an annual competition at the college that sees high school students from four regional school boards

- Hastings and Prince Edward, Algonquin, Limestone, and Kawartha - visit the college for a special one-day competition. Students can participate in one of seven different areas: automotive, two-person carpentry, four-person carpentry, aesthetics, photography, precision machinery, or welding, and spend the day performing various tasks and assignments on which they are later judged. Up for grabs was a $1,000 prize for the winning students in each category, and each had their own specific set of criteria used to judge participants. The event was sponsored by Trenval. “The competition helps with the learning of real life skills such as working un-


der pressure, having to work with limited results, having to work on problems as part of a team and teaching the ability to think on their feet,” Drennan said. Some projects students worked on included children’s playhouses in carpentry, photo-taking exercises around the college grounds in photography, and manicures, pedicures and facials in aesthetics. In precision machinery, Engineering Technician Jeremy Braithwaite said students were working on lathe machines to produce two specific pieces - a nut and a shaft that were meant to be threaded together. Students were judged not only on the quality of their workmanship, but also on their application of proper techniques and on a

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Bayside Secondary School student Tiffany Floud competes in the precision machinery portion of Skills Loyalist this past week. Photo: Steve Jessel

mock interview for a fake position in their Trenton High School teacher Corey field. Phillips said that while his students were initially nervous about the competition, they seemed to grow more comfortable as the day went on with the help and guid“We want it to be ance of Loyalist staff. Phillips brought 11 students to participate in the aesthetics enjoyable and fun for portion of the Skills Loyalist competition. “This gives them an opportunity to see them, it’s not necessarily what real life is like. It’s taking the skills supposed to be a stressful, that they learn in the school, and putting it nerve wracking day, we all together to be able to compete against other students. It’s really about applicawant them to remember tion.” When the dust had settled, several BelLoyalist College as a fun leville students walked away with top honours in their categories. In automotive, place to learn.” Centennial’s Ben Anthony took home top honours; in two-man carpentry Tom Fitzpatrick and Zachary Bridgewater from “We want it to be enjoyable and fun for Bayside shared first place; in four-man them, it’s not necessarily supposed to be carpentry the quartet of Adam DeJong, a stressful, nerve wracking day, we want Russell McKenny, Brad Cook and Cody them to remember Loyalist College as a Tolls came in first, and in welding Jacob fun place to learn.” Hollett of Bayside came out the winner.

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News - Trent Hills - Northumberland Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated two reports of break and enters on February 14 that happened at residences in Percy Township. In both cases, residents had jewellery stolen. OPP investigated two reports of entry to homes where an unknown person(s) had gone into unsecured entrances and stole jewellery. These occurrences happened while both homeowners were away from the residences between the hours of 8:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. One victim advised approximately $5,000 worth of assorted jewellery was taken, while the other victim reported an unknown value of jewellery but approximately $40 in change was also stolen. OPP continue to investigate this theft and remind residents to secure their homes and outbuildings while they are away. Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for these thefts should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-3101122, the Campbellford OPP Detachment at 1-705-653-3300 or your nearest police authority. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the Peterborough / Northumberland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible for cash reward of up to $2,000 and not have to appear in court.

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pared to move valuables and mementos to a safe location “at a moment’s notice.� Another item on the list was for residents to check both ingress and egress to their homes and property. If the situation were extreme and one was surrounded by floodwaters, he recommended that tying a small boat or canoe to the house might be of benefit. For those who might be confined to their homes or cottages due to floodwaters, he commented on the importance of having an emergency package on hand as well as a good supply of food, water and, if necessary, medications. He stressed, “Do not run generators or operate barbecues indoors, as poisoning from gas emissions is a hazard.� Keeping a suitcase packed with essentials was another idea he had in the event one had to evacuate quickly.  During a flood warning, the CVCA office is open 24 hours a day, and as Pidduck stressed, “If you need information get hold of us and we will give you the latest update as to where we


News – Marmora – Last week’s rain and warmer weather may have alerted many to the possibility of high water and flood conditions in the coming weeks. Tom Pidduck, general manager of the Crowe Valley Conservation Authority (CVCA), said on a still chilly February day that the situation regarding the spring runoff this year is unpredictable given that we’ve had extremely cold weather. If the cold weather continues, it could be a long drawn out event, which would be good. In the southern portion of the watershed, it seems there has been a lot more snow than usual this year. He explained that if we get a lot of

rain with warmer temperatures and snow packs collapse quickly, the results could be serious. He suggested that people prepare in advance for such an event, even though flooding is generally slow moving. He stressed, “You want to make sure that your sump pumps are working and if there is a significant amount of snow around and the flooding does occur, you want to make sure that any water that does come from a flood has clear access or a channel back out to the main river.� He also recommended that residents know how to access their municipal flood or emergency coordinator and know, if the municipality does not supply them, where to get sandbags and sand. In Marmora, the emergency contact is Fire Chief Tony Brownson, who can be reached at 613-472-2748 or Pidduck’s list of suggestions continued with one referring to the importance of residents having a list of volunteers who could help with such things as sandbagging. He also mentioned the importance of being pre-



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hand, one of them being driven by a 12-year old. In total, according to Tim Doyle who helped to organize the day, there were 60 individual races over the course of the day. As he put it, “Considering the weather, it was a good turnout. The attendance was down, but we had comments that everyone enjoyed themselves.� Once the last racers sped down the track, it was time to head to the Community Centre for the distribution of prizes, all of which had been donated by a wide range of sponsors, as well as a banquet catered by Bunker’s Hideaway. Proceeds from the day will be targeted towards the purchase of new equipment for the fire department and upgrades to the hall.


seasonable weather earlier in the week, that the event had almost been cancelled but the firefighters opted to forge ahead. As he put it, while waiting for the first race to begin, “We had to do a lot of work pumping water off the course this morning.� Their efforts paid off, for when the races began shortly before noon, the course itself was clear, although the surrounding area presented plenty of slush and ice, which made walking a challenge. Extremely windy conditions added to the chill in the air, with spectators bundled up against the gale while enjoying the spectacle and sounds of the powerful machines hurtling along the course. Two vintage machines, dating back at least to 1987, were on


Lifestyles – Marmora – Although the attendance was down a bit due to uncertain weather and the fact that a comparable event was held the same day in New York State, the fourth annual Snowmobile Drag Races, sponsored by members of the Marmora Firefighters’ Association and held February 22 on the icy surface of Crowe Lake off Booster Park, were a success. Enthusiasts arrived from points across Ontario and into Quebec with their gleaming machines in tow ready for a day spent racing along a 600-foot track and comparing snowmobile experiences with fellow riders. Firefighter Randy Vilneff commented before the fun began that due to the inclement and un-


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NDSC gears up for Toni Carr Memorial The Norwood District Skating Club is gearing up for the big Toni Carr Memorial Interclub competition hosted by the Campbellford Figure Skating Club on March 1 and 2. Sanctioned by Skate Canada’s Eastern Ontario Region 1, the competition draws skaters from 16 clubs and will feature nearly 300 athletes ages four to 18 entered in over 50 different events. Representing the NDSC in Campbellford will be Belle McNiece, Phoenix Savage, Bella Andreolli, Karina Fioritti, Skye Towns, Kathleen Walsh, Eliza Buchanan, Natalie Buchanan, Hailey McNiece, Marisha Thompson, Ashley Vanderhorst, Trevor Decker, Annika Vanderhorst, Alexa Vanderhorst, Taylor Pederson and Chenise Chamberlain. Photo: Submitted

Bantam Hornets will face Mad Dogs in semis Georgian Shores struck back with a powerplay goal from Griffin Boyd and Ben Pole knotted the score with a goal late in the third. Game three was equally close and scoreless through two periods before a pair of goals by Cole Dinsmore gave Georgian Shores a 2-0 lead. Nolan Beamish, from Andrew Hembruff, cut the score in half but Norwood could not find the equalizer. The key to the series win was staying with their disciplined style of play, Hornets coach Greg Hartwick said. Georgian Shores was much more aggressive at home than they were on Norwood’s NHL ice and their goalie, Tanner Grexton, was a force making some big saves to keep his team alive. Both teams played disciplined hockey with just one minor penalty in each game. “Special teams were not an issue in the series,” Hartwick said. Hartwick expects the semi-final against Minto to be a hard challenge with the Hornets being the underdogs.











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Sports – Campbellford – There’s hope still that the Campbellford Rebels can pull off a mammoth upset in the first round of the Empire B Junior C Hockey League playoffs. After losing 7-1 and 4-1 in the first two games of the best-of-seven series against the vaunted Picton Pirates, the Rebels staged a remarkable comeback Sunday by overcoming a two-goal deficit in the final four minutes to win 6-5 on the road. Andrew Doxtator evened the score with a power play goal at 16:50 of the third period and Jeremiah Doherty broke the tie with just 34 seconds left in the game to win it for Campbellford who finished in fourth place, 30 points behind the first-place Pirates. The Rebels outscored the home team 3-1 in the third period, with Cole Hamilton collecting his second goal of the game. He also assisted on both goals by Jon Samis in the second period. Ryan Crowley, the team’s leading scorer in the regular season, drew four assists. Cole Mahoney bested Adam Wood in the Picton net, stopping 25 of 30 shots; Wood turned aside 23 of 29. Both teams scored twice on the power play. Brian Bunnett, who claimed the league’s scoring



crown, tallied a pair of goals. Former Rebel Steven Clarke also scored, as did Brandon Peever and Kenny Murduff. Game four was scheduled for Wednesday night in Campbellford and the two teams are to go at it again Thursday, Feb. 27, in Picton at 7:30 p.m. If the series goes to six, the game will take place Saturday at Warkworth, beginning at 9 p.m. Game seven, if necessary, will be played in Picton Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Campbellford held Picton to just 25 shots in Saturday’s loss but managed only 22 of its own. The Pirates won the game with three goals in the third period to break a 1-1 tie after 40 minutes. Evan Greer scored twice for the visitors. Bunnett and Murduff had one goal apiece. Campbellford’s Nick Ferguson scored the lone goal in the middle frame. The series began Feb. 20 in Picton with Hamilton opening the scoring at 7:59 of the first period. Murduff tied it at 12:11, put his team ahead for good with another at 7:25 of the second, and completed the hat trick in the third. Wil Healey, Jack Davison and Garrett Nichol had the other Picton goals as the Pirates bombarded Mahoney and Kevin Valdes with 42 shots. Campbellford replied with 28.

Atom Colts one win away from making championship final By John Campbell

Sports – Campbellford – The fate of the atom Colts was to be decided in a game against the Loyalist Jets earlier this week, Tuesday night in Amherstview, with the six-point series tied at five points apiece. Campbellford forced a game six by edging the Jets 2-1 at home Sunday. Cullen Pollock and Max Pearson scored for the Colts and netminder Nico Renouf earned the win. Campbellford lost 4-2 at home last Friday, with Pearson and Pollock handling the scoring. Having the quarter-final go the limit is no surprise, the two teams are so evenly matched. “The games that we’ve played all season (against the Jets) have been close,” coach Kevin Doucette said.



Sports – Asphodel-Norwood – The Norwood Bantam Hornets will face the Minto Mad Dogs in the OMHA “CC” semi-finals starting this weekend after a thrilling 3-2 overtime win over Georgian Shores in Meaford. The Lightning had forced game four with a 2-1 win. The Hornets travel to Palmerston Friday for the series opener and are back home Saturday, March 2 (6 p.m.) and Sunday (2 p.m.) with games four and five slated for Harriston the following weekend. Game six, if necessary, will be played in Norwood March 11 at 7 p.m. In Meaford the Hornets led 2-1 in the dying minutes of the game but the home side evened things on a debatable goal with 2:02 left in the third period. The controversy was erased when Dawson Turcott, from Hayden Leeper, notched the series winner with 2:11 left in OT. The game was scoreless after the first period but Norwood took control early in the second with goals by Baptie and Turcott. Owen Hubert and Nicolas Buchanan earned assists.


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“The kids have stepped up and really come together. All the things that we have been working on throughout the year are starting to pull through and the kids are really starting to gel well.” Campbellford placed third in the Eastern Ontario Minor Hockey League, with Loyalist finishing on top. The Colts defeated Frontenac and Baltimore to make it to the third round of the ‘CC’ playoffs. The winner of the quarter-final will face Wasaga Beach in the final. “Our coaching staff is extremely proud of the kids (for having) made it this far,” Doucette said. “Hopefully, we can keep trucking along and make it even further and bring a championship to Campbellford.”


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Dust off those cleats, registration underway for Trent Hills Soccer Club is the primary goal obviously and that’s what the Canadian Soccer Association, the Ontario Soccer Association and Canadian government all want to see. They want to see more people active for longer in their life,” he said. “I know from my experience as a teacher, over the years, I’ve noticed a decrease in the overall fitness level of the students.” Carlen has been teaching for about 20 years. So he is passionate about getting kids into sports. But it doesn’t come together without the support of parents and volunteers. “We need about 24 coaches each year,” said Carlen. “It’s completely voluntary in the sense we need people to step forward and coach, but we do offer reimbursement for parents that coach. We’ll offer the registration fee back for every player for every job they take on to try to encourage people to come on board.” Coaching requires about one to one-and-ahalf hours two evenings each week. “Or it could be just one night a week if the volunteer is a house league coach.” The soccer club has both house league and travel league teams. “In the house league we do not stress winning

Suiting up for the Havelock Novice Hawks were (back row, l-r) Andy Krammerer, Raymond Jolicoeur, Ben Morrow and Cameron Rabey; kneeling (l-r) are Braiden Cousineau, Kristian Holt, Lane Toms, Marshal Stephenson, Tommy McCullum and Shekayla Beaudry. In goal for the Hawks is Kyle Wrightly. Photo: Submitted


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Frannie & Baba These two beauties are Frannie and Baba who were are at the recent Cat Care Spay Neuter Intiative (CCSNI) adopt-a-thon in Campbellford. Another kitten, one of many there, was adopted but these beauties are still hoping for their “forever” home. Baba has medium length hair and Frannie has short hair. They will be six months old next week. These two little kittens have been bottle fed since they were two weeks of age as their mother was unable to care for them. A very nice lady took them in and cared for them so they would thrive and have the chance for a loving forever home. They are both very sweet and playful and are good with other cats. Frannie and Baba would fit in with almost any family.

or losing, it’s just for fun,” said Carlen. The travel teams however are more competitive. House league and Timbits play either at Kennedy Park in Campbellford or in Warkworth. “Travel teams are based out of Warkworth and travel to Castleton, Douro, Norwood and Hastings for games,” said Carlen, noting that Hastings has its own soccer league. The Trent Hills club is for players from Campbellford and Warkworth. At the end of the season there is a tournament and a league champion for each of the different age categories for the different travel teams. The club has about 10 sponsors this year, some new, some traditional. The club is on Facebook and has its own website: The next registration dates are: Saturday, March 1, 10 a.m. to noon at Trent Valley Lanes in Campbellford; Wednesday, March 5, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Warkworth Legion; and Thursday, March 20, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Aron Theatre, Campbellford. The deadline to register is March 31. For more information contact Carlen at 705653-8106 or Calvin Newman at 705-653-1940.

Four-year-old Piper Nicholas of Campbellford, with her mom Beverley, registered for soccer at the first of several registration dates set up for kids to sign up for the 2014 season with the Trent Hills Soccer Club. The soccer is open to kids ages three to 18 and more registration dates are taking place during the next week or so. The deadline is March 31. Photo: Sue Dickens

Novice Hawks reach “A” final By Bill Freeman

Sports - Havelock - The Havelock Novice Hawks had an outstanding run in their own tourney reaching the “A” final where they were edged 3 - 1 by the high-flying Ennismore Eagles. The Hawks opened the tournament with a 4 - 2 win over Baltimore with Lane Toms leading the way with four goals. Andy Krammerer picked up two assists with single helpers


going to Shekayla Beaudry, Tommy McCullum, Ben Morrow, Raymond Jolicoeur and Cameron Rabey. Havelock tied their second game with Sturgeon Falls 1 - 1 with Kristian Holt, from Morrow and Marshal Stephenson, finding the back of the net for the Hawks. The Hawks were a bit tired heading into the final after a long day and were edged out by the Eagles. Scoring

Havelock’s lone goal was Stephenson assisted by Braiden Cousineau. Kyle Wrightly had an outstanding tourney in net for the Hawks backstopping the club in all three games. It was an enjoyable day for the players and coaching staff as well as family members and fans of the Novices who came to the community centre to cheer them on.

An Amazing Thank You! To All Our Friends, Families and Everyone for Your Love, Support and Prayers. The benefit dance on Saturday, February 15th at the Royal Canadian Legion in Campbellford showed my family tremendous support, love and well wishes. We are fortunate to be part of this caring community. A special thank you to Trent Hills Martial Arts, Mark, Serena, Colleen, Deanna, and all the businesses for their donation and everyone who contributed in their own special way. Love and Heartfelt Thanks Sherry, Mike, Emmelie, Brenda Pealow and Family

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Sports – Campbellford – It’s time to dust off those cleats as the Trent Hills Soccer Club begins holding registration for the 2014 season. “When it’s all said and done, we usually end up with about 300 kids,” said Mark Carlen, club president. He and other volunteers were on hand at the first registration day at Trent Valley bowling lanes in Campbellford last Saturday. Among those registering was four-year-old Piper Nicholas who was there with her mom Beverley. She was also there to bowl that day so sports seems to be something this youngster is into in a big way. When asked if she is good at both sports, she replied, “Ya . . . but my favourite is soccer because you get to kick the soccer ball.” And that seems to be why kids like the sport. “I think the appeal of soccer is it’s a simple game ... It’s a round ball and all you need is running shoes,” said Carlen with a grin. A teacher at Kent Public School, he has been involved with the soccer club for many years and is himself, an avid athlete and coach, both in and out of the classroom. “I do a lot of coaching and healthy active kids


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Flames burn Knights to win one-game playoff By John Campbell

Sports – Campbellford – The Campbellford District High School Flames withstood a furious third period comeback bid by the Norwood District High School Knights to win 4-3 at home last week. Koel Newton, Colin Doyle, Blaine Thompson and Kyle Haig all scored in the first period to give the Flames a 4-0 lead but a pair of goals by Christian LaChappelle and another by Dan Bennett, with 4:17 to play, made for an

exciting finish. “We just stopped playing as hard as we did in the first period (and) they got some lucky bounces,” CDHS coach Brad Mountain said. The team also “played a lot of the game shorthanded, like we normally do,” Mountain added. “That’s been a problem ... We’re still working on it.” Four of the Flames’ seven penalties were called in the third period, and one opened the door for Bennett’s power play goal.

The victory eliminated the Knights from the Division 2 playoffs in the Kawartha High School Hockey League. Campbellford was to play again this week but details as to who and when had not been confirmed as of Monday. The team (7-2-1) finished second in its division, one point behind Thomas A. Stewart. The two schools squared off to see who would advance to the Division 1 playoffs. They split the two-game series, with Campbellford winning the first match 5-4 but losing the second one 6-3. TAS moved on because of the combined goal differential. (left) Injured Campbellford District High School goaltender Bailey Fife returned to action Feb. 20 and backstopped his team to a 4-3 win over Norwood District High School in a one-game Norwood District High School goaltender Travis Stark holds onto the puck in second period action Kawartha High School League Division 2 playoff. against the Campbellford District High School Flames Feb. 20. Campbellford won the Kawartha High Photo: John Campbell School League Division 2 playoff game 4-3. Photo: John Campbell

Tough loss for Vipers in final game By Bill Freeman

Sports – Stoney Creek – For two periods it looked like the Norwood J.J. Stewart Vipers would finally get their third Allan Cup Hockey win of the season and end a terrible 19-game winless drought. But the script didn’t pan out as hoped, despite Norwood’s 7-5 lead heading into the third period against the speedy Stoney Creek Generals. The ACH’s newest franchise exploded for six goals in the third to erase the Vipers lead and take an 11-8 defensivelychallenged win to end the regular season. The loss dropped Norwood’s record to 2-21-0-1, eclipsing the 6-201-1 record the team posted in 2011-12, their last season in the ACH, and


a far cry from their seven-game league championship tilt with the Dundas Real McCoys in 2010-11. On a bright note for the Vipers, all-star centre Darren Doherty led the ACH in goals with 22 and finished third overall in points with 49, behind Whitby’s John Scrymgeour (21-29-50) and Dundas’s Scott Misfud (20-29-49). In Stoney Creek the teams were tied 3-3 after the first period with Norwood getting goals from Doherty, Mike Madgett and newcomer Nathan Joy, who notched a hat trick in the game. The Generals edged in front 4-3 early in the second but Norwood’s Mike Banks’s evened things 20 seconds later. Stoney Creek grabbed a 5-4 lead but goals by Chris Johnston, Joy and Doherty gave Norwood a 7-5 lead heading into the third. Stoney Creek made short work of that lead, reeling off six goals in less than ten minutes to ice the win. A goal by Joy with 3:31 left to play tightened the score at 10-8 but the Generals scored shorthanded with 16

seconds left to make it 11-8. In the opening round of the ACH playoffs Dundas (18-4-0-2) will face Stoney Creek (14-8-1-1) while second place Whitby (18-5-0-1) faces Brantford (16-7-0-1). With Dundas hosting this year’s Allan Cup tourney a second ACH team will have a chance to earn a berth in the national finals. Vipers buzz: Mike Madgett (718-25) was second in Vipers scoring followed by Murray Free (11-13-24), rookie Levi George (10-9-19) and Chris Johnston (6-13-19)…The Vipers were porous on defence giving up 8.91 goals a game and gave up a league-leading 30 power play goals; they scored just 13 powerplay goals all season… Whitby’s Peter Mackellar was inducted into the Dunlop’s Wall of Fame; the peerless speedster has a Memorial Cup championship (Soo Greyhounds) and Canadian University title (New Brunswick) on his résumé and has led Whitby into three Allan Cup tourneys in his ten years with the club notching 565 points in 238 regular season games.

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By Bill Freeman

The Norwood District Public School basketball team won the Eastern Area Recreational Basketball tournament. A total of eight teams of Grades 7/8 students participated in the day-long “fun” event: from left, Josh Pope, Griffin Leeper. Owen Hubert, Logan Hall, Dallas Nagy, Jacob Deline, and Jack Wilson. Absent when the photo was taken: Andrew Hembruff and Owen Jordan. Photo: Sue Dickens By Sue Dickens

Sports – Campbellford – Norwood District Public School dominated the court at last week’s Eastern Area Recreational Basketball tournament. Eight teams put their best efforts forward as the day-long event unfolded at Campbellford District High School where the approximately 80 students from Grades 7 and 8 and their coaches gathered for the fun event. “This year is the first time we’ve invited teams from the east,” said convenor Scott Ashby, a coach and teacher with Hastings Public School. “This year we invited teams from Spring Valley, Brighton and Smithfield. The schools that participated included Brighton, Havelock, Hastings, Hillcrest, Kent, Norwood, Smithfield and Spring Valley. Ashby, who has been organizing the tournament for the past 10 years, also coaches soccer and volleyball and convenes the track and field at Hastings Public School. “Sports is good team building for the kids. It teaches them fair play and hard work, and promotes a positive attitude and getting along with others,” commented Ashby. “The overall feeling at the tournament is that all the kids were well behaved and represented the schools with a positive attitude,” he added. While geared to Grades 7 and 8, some Grade 6 students also played. “Coaches and students decide if they want to participate in this tournament which is more for fun than the competitive one which took place at the same time in Brighton. “A lot of kids like to play in this event and just have a good time,” said Ashby.

Nathan Gage who played for the Havelock– Belmont Public School team agreed. “Basketball is a fun sport. When you get goals you feel really, really good about yourself and it’s a fun time with my friend,” he told the Trent Hills Independent. Laz Tukalak a player on the Hastings Public School team said, “Our first game was a pretty good game. I play basketball a lot because it gets you out doing something. I also play soccer.” He also plays hockey and noted he’s been watching the Olympic hockey in Sochi. Noah Sheridan who plays for the Havelock team as well said he likes basketball. “I play a lot of other sports too. I think we’re doing pretty good today but we gotta pick it up for the finals,” he noted. Havelock-Belmont Public School’s coach Peter Ens thought the day-long tournament was exciting for the kids. “I think it’s fantastic ... even handed all the way around which makes for even games,” he commented. And even though this particular tournament was just for fun, the action on the basketball court was high energy. At the end of the day Kent Public School in Campbellford placed second, Hillcrest Public School of Campbellford was third and Hastings Public School was fourth. The coaches at this event were: Cameron Tattrie – Norwood; Mark Carlen – Kent; Beverley Nicholas – Hillcrest; Peter Ens – Havelock; Derek Pemberton – Spring Valley; Amelie O’Sullivan – Brighton; and Andrea Kritzer – Smithfield.

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Sports - Norwood - The Norwood Bantam Hornets took care of business at home knocking off the Georgian Shores Lightning twice to take a commanding lead in their best-of-five OMHA “CC” quarterfinal series. The Hornets defeated Georgian Shores 4 - 2 and 4 - 1 in front of an appreciative home crowd. They will try to end the series this weekend in Meaford. In the opener Norwood took a 2 - 0 lead early in the second period on goals by Hayden Baptie and Dawson Turcott with assists going to Turcott, Eric Sicker and Baptie. Georgian Shores’ Griffin Boyd broke the shutout with at the 2:50 mark of the second. Nathan Dunn, from Nolan Beamish and Max Stewart, made it 3 - 1 at the 7:09 mark of the third but Tyler Hawken from Georgian Shores narrowed the lead at the 5:22 mark. Baptie, with help from Sicker, struck late in the third to give Norwood a 4 - 2 win. Norwood poured it on in game two building up a 3 - 0 lead on a pair of goals from Stewart and a powerplay marker from Baptie. Cole Dinsmore scored the lone Shores’ goal midway through the third period. Baptie iced the game at the 4:36 mark of the third. Picking up three assists for the Hornets was Baptie with single helpers going to Owen Hubert, Beamish, Gavin Woodburn, Turcott and Sicker. Coach Greg Hartwick was pleased with the effort calling the two wins “solid efforts.” “Guys played well defensively in both games and we held a pretty wide margin in scoring opportunities,” Hartwick said. “We got solid goaltending to support it all.”


A member of the Norwood Bantam A Hornets gets in close on the Georgian Shores net during OMHA “CC” play-off action over the weekend. Norwood took a 2 - 0 series lead with 4 - 2 and 4 - 1 wins. Photo: Bill Freeman

Norwood Bantam A Hornets goalie Jake Krabbe makes a save during OMHA “CC” quarterfinal play-off action against Georgian Shores. Photo: Bill Freeman




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Girl with arthritis fundraising for walk-a-thon By Sue Dickens

Lifestyles – Campbellford – Struggling to get out of bed in the morning, fighting the pain of arthritis, Isabelle Hardy puts a smile on her face and begins her day. She has suffered with this disease for years. She just celebrated her ninth birthday and hopes that by telling her story she will bring awareness to the fact that arthritis is not just a disease of the elderly. To further that cause she is fundraising and will be participating in this summer’s “Walk to Fight Arthritis”, a first for the Arthritis Society of Peterborough. “We want people to know that arthritis is not just a disease of old people,” said her mom Jenn Hardy. March has been designated as “Childhood Arthritis Month” and Isabelle hopes by telling her story the walk-a-thon will be a success,” she explained. For Isabelle her story is also about dealing with the pain of arthritis every day. “I have a lot of pain and so there are a few exercises I do in my bed before I get up just to get loosened up,” young Isabelle told the Trent Hills Independent. According to the arthritis society one in 1,000 children has

arthritis. “In children it’s different than adults. In children it makes the growth plates grow exponentially faster ... Because Isabelle’s still growing she has a double curved spine now,” said her mom, who explained it’s not always easy to diagnose in children. The family has been to many doctors, from a pediatrician in Peterborough to a rheumatologist at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto. Living in Dartford, a hamlet near Warkworth, Isabelle and her mom also travel to Campbellford to the treatment offices of Five Counties Children’s Centre where she is helped by an occupational therapist and physical therapist. “Isabelle is also seeing environmental doctors in Ottawa and Vaughn,” said her mom. Isabelle attended day care and public school for three years. However, the disease has forced her to be at home so much that she is now home-schooled by her mom, who quit her position as a social worker two years ago to be there for her. Isabelle’s arthritis is complicated by the fact she also has fibromyalgia and myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome.

“I also have to use a puffer because I have asthma,” said young Isabelle, who always has a smile on her face. “I have to watch what I eat. I can’t have dairy, wheat, corn, anything with gluten but I really like ham. I am a real foodie,” she added with her infectious grin. Isabelle also asked that her cats are mentioned in her story. “I have two cats. They mean the world to me. One is Sammy and one is Glenny and they inspire me ... they really are my therapy.” Taking it all in stride this bright, alert youngster is now focused on the walk-a-thon. “My goal is to raise $200 and I’ve raised $25 so far,” she said. “If somebody donates they get a free bracelet which I make myself.” Her family and friends, “grandma and grandpa,” (Judy and Dale Hardy), will be joining her in the walk which takes place Sunday, June 8 at Jackson Park in Peterborough. Registration is at noon and the walk starts at 1 p.m. Anyone who wants to donate to Isabelle can email or donate online at: www. (click on the green donate button, type in Isabelle Hardy, location Peterborough).

Filmmaker had start at DocFest By Steve Jessel

Entertainmnet – Belleville It’s been a rapid rise to stardom for Belleville native and indie documentary filmmaker Josh Jensen, and Jensen says Belleville’s Downtown DocFest was instrumental in securing a covAlways smiling, nine-year-old Isabelle Hardy of Dartford, who has arthritis, is fundraising and will be participating in the first eted Canadian distribution deal ever “Walk to Fight Arthritis” to be held in Peterborough on June 9. Supported by family and friends, she hopes to bring awarefor his feature documentary, The ness to the fact that arthritis is not just a disease of the elderly. Photo: Sue Dickens

Scene: An Exploration of Music in Toronto. “I can’t put too fine a point on how important DocFest was in getting our Canadian distributor on board, because it was through DocFest and through (DocFest promoter) Dug Stevenson that we got in touch with [our Canadian distributor],” Jensen said.

“Through that, we’ve been able to get the film in front of a lot more eyeballs than we thought would ever have been possible.” Some documentary filmmakers might toil in relative obscurity for years before getting a major distribution deal, but for Jensen and co-producer Andrew Please see “Local” on page B2

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Smyth it’s been a relatively quick climb to the top. The film is the pair’s first feature documentary together, and while Smyth had previously produced a documentary, Jensen’s only experience with filmmaking was through working on commercials and multi-media projects such as web series. Drawing from mutual experiences with the underground music scene in Toronto, the idea for their film, The Scene: An Exploration of Music in Toronto was born. “(The artists) couldn’t survive pursuing their artistic dreams, they were all just trying to pay the rent, and in their off-time writing, recording, rehearsing and playing in live shows,” Jensen said. “You go to a show, and you see one per cent of these peoples lives. We wanted to display the other 99 per cent of what actually goes into that show.

We wanted people to appreciate the blood, sweat, and tears, and all the work that goes into putting on that 45-minute set.” Jensen premiered the documentary at Belleville’s DocFest in 2013, and said the experience was “amazing.” “It was just a completely surreal experience being in a capacity crowd... for the world premier of my first feature,” he said. “Having friends, family and people I hadn’t seen in a long time, coming to see this movie, this indie documentary about indie music was fantastic, it was such a blast.” The year 2014 marks the third year for Downtown DocFest, and Jensen said it serves as an important platform to showcase local talent. Shortly after the film was shown, the pair secured their Canadian distribution deal, followed by an American distribution deal


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not long after. The film was released via iTunes this past Tuesday in North America, and Jensen said a DVD release is forthcoming. For more information on the film, visit the website at www.thescenedoc. com. “This never existed when I was growing up,” he said. “I’m so glad that DocFest exists, because in addition to bringing in small films or less mainstream documentaries and giving them a platform in the Quinte area, what they’re doing is promoting local talent as well.” This year DocFest features the 12 different productions from local filmmakers, including a documentary narrated by the CBC’s Shelagh Rodgers. The Downtown DocFest opening gala takes place on February 28 this year at The Empire Theatre, beginning at 7 p.m. For more Belleville documentary filmmaker Josh Jensen (right) and co-producer Andrew Smyth debuted their first documentary toinformation, or to buy tickets, visit gether, The Scene: An Exploration of Music in Toronto at last year’s Belleville Downtown DocFest. The pair have since signed distribution deals that will see the film released via iTunes across North America. Photo: submitted

Foundation’s Prom Project making a difference By Steve Jessel

News – Belleville – “I didn’t realize I could look so beautiful.” Those are the words of one student that took part in the 2013 edition of the Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation’s Prom Project, and for Foundation executive director Maribeth DeSnoo, that’s what the initiative is all about. “(The student) said this was the

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nicest thing she had ever had,” DeSnoo said, reflecting back to 2013. “I think that so many of us are so lucky and take things for granted ... that was just so heartfelt. ” Now entering its third year, Prom Project is an annual regional campaign that asks for donations of gently-used formal wear that can be worn by Grade 8-12 students to their graduation or prom ceremonies. After being

held in six area secondary schools in the Prince Edward-Hastings District School Board in 2013, DeSnoo said 2014 will see the project go to all eight secondary schools in the board, meaning that even more students will be able to take part in the initiative. “It makes it far more accessible to all students, regardless of the system they’re in,” DeSnoo said. “If a student would be otherwise unable to do

their grad or prom, they are more than welcome and we encourage them to attend a Prom Project event.” Suits, ties, dresses and formalwear items are all welcome donations to the project, in sizes 2-24. Donations are accepted until March, and once formal events draw a bit closer partner schools hold special Prom Please see “Dresses” on page B3


Hiking an enjoyable experience on Maui

By John M. Smith

Lifestyles - While in Maui, Hawaii, I went on a half day hike into an isolated rainforest and along a beautiful stream on the west side of the island. It was both rugged and beautiful and included glimpses of spectacular rock formations and stops at several awesome waterfalls and pools. My guide was Mike, but he’s commonly called “Marco” (after Marco Polo), for he’s done a lot of travelling around the world; however, he’s also worked on and off, for a particular eco-friendly adventure trek business, “Hike Maui”, for the past 15 years or so.  The hike was very informative, for Marco was able to weave geology, history, and

botany into the hiking experience. For example, he pointed out many of the plant species along the way including tea leaf plants, shampoo ginger and strawberry guava.  He also gave us insights into the history of Hawaii and he led us right into a bamboo forest where he cut some pieces of bamboo and had us try blowing into these pipe-like structures to create our own specialized musical instruments.  The hike also proved to be quite a workout, for the entire trip took about six hours and included a walk right along a cliff edge and to a huge banyan tree, where we descended by hanging on to the large banyan tree roots into a canyon!  After this strenuous descent, we were

rewarded by seeing a magnificent waterfall cascading down towards us from high above. I then learned that Woody Harrelson (actor) had made this very same descent and same hike and he had even shown some ‘daredevil moves’ by bravely climbing up the rocky precipice right next to the waterfall itself. On another section of our walk, we witnessed a triple cascading waterfall. We also stopped at a rocky precipice that used to be rappelled down, but one of the guides fell here and it took 10 hours to rescue him!  Therefore, this is no longer a part of the hike. I asked Marco if he ever had clients that couldn’t make the somewhat gruelling hike and he said “Yes, but I try to gauge

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Project events where they showcase donated items for students to try on. More than 1,500 items were donated in 2013, with more than 900 students taking part in the program. Donations of gently-used formal wear can be donated at a variety of locations. In Belleville, donations can be dropped off at Parsons Cleaners, Woodland Cleaners, Northtown Cleaners, and Quinte Mall; in Trenton at Trenton Clothing and Repair, Trenton Cleaners and Tucker’s Corners Variety; and in Prince Edward County at Scott’s General Store in Picton, Pearson’s Foodland in Wellington and at Rossmore Stop. Shopper’s Drug Mart has also agreed to help supply makeup for girls for

“I didn’t realize I could look so beautiful.” the project, Lafferty’s Crossings Men’s Wear will donate a number of dress shirts, and Bentley’s will donate clutches for the girls. DeSnoo said. “I’ll never forget at PECI, the Vice Principal, he had a group of at least 15 students, young guys standing around him, and he was teaching them how to tie a tie. You had students helping other students, saying ‘I think you should try this on, because it would look lovely on you’ ...the whole fact that you’re making something possible that otherwise never Mode Elle models Danielle Dettlinger, Maggie McDonnell and Leah Hamilton modelled some of the would have happened is just outfits donated for Prom Project at the official launch for Prom Project at Quinte Mall on February 19. Photo: submitted incredible.”

Auret showers in one of the several waterfalls encountered on our hike.

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what each group is capable of doing and I don’t always take the same route or the same level of challenges. Still, there have been times when an alternate, easier route has been necessary and I’ve even taken guests to the nearest road and simply picked them up in my vehicle.  After all, the paying customer must come first.” Our hike wasn’t terribly long in distance (just over three miles), but it did offer some challenges and we worked up a healthy sweat; however, we were also given some welcomed opportunities for a refreshing swim in clear, cool pools, for jumping off of rocks into these deep pools and for a cooling shower under a cascading waterfall. Ken Schmitt began “Hike Maui” ( way back in 1983, over 30 years ago, and he was the only employee for the first few years. However, he was determined Marko leads us through a section of bamboo. to make this business a success for he felt that this was a way to show visitors the real Hawaii.   Ken’s business and reputation did eventually grow, and a female travel writer, M J Harden, came on assignment to check it out and write an article about this particular activity.  Well, one thing led to another and she eventually married Ken.  She’s now the Vice President and head of personnel and training; and “Hike Maui” now employs about 20 guides and offers a great variety of trips including full-day waterfalls and rainforest hikes and a trek at the summit of Haleakala Volcano. With Maui’s spectacular beaches and its plethora of activities, there’s a great variety of things to see and do here, but our hike was one unique way to explore and experience this beautiful Hawaiian island.  Our supplied hiking gear included bottled water, daypacks, water shoes, rain ponchos, and lunch.  We were then declared good to go and the expedition proved to be very worthwhile.  For more Information about Maui:

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BATAWA Kinsmen Club of Trenton 15th Annual Fishing Equipment Sale, Sunday, March 2, 9am-2pm, Batawa Community Centre (Hwy 33). Admission $2. Info: Bill 613394-4234 or Brian 905-269-1524.

BELLEVILLE Inn from the Cold: Winter Food Ministry Program. Nightly from Sat., Jan. 18 to Fri., Feb. 28. Bridge St. United Church, 60 Bridge St. E. (side door), Belleville. Free hot meals and a warm place to be. Doors open at 4 p.m., coffee/tea/soup at 4:30 p.m. Hot meal 5-6:30 p.m. No registration necessary. All welcome The International Women’s Day Committee reception of the Community Art Show: Justice, Dignity, Hope: Celebrating Women Caring for the Future. March 4, 5-8 pm, The CORE, 223 Pinnacle St, Belleville. Exhibit runs to March 15, 10am-12pm and 4-7pm excluding Sundays. Event is free. Info: Mieke, 613-969-1782 Dance to the Country Music of The Land-o-Lakes Cruisers, Feb. 28, Belleville Club 39, Belleville Fish & Game Club Hall, Elmwood Dr., 8.00 pm to Midnight. Lunch served. members $10 Non members $12. Singles & couples welcome. For info: 613-395-0162 or 613-395-4901 Pancake Supper, Tuesday, March 4, 5-7pm, Eastminster United Church. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for youth aged 10-16, and free for kids under 9. Tickets available at church. Wedding Faire, Sunday, March 2, 11am-4pm, Belleville Fish & Game Club, Elmwood Dr, Belleville. Tickets $5 at the door. Door prizes. The Ontario Early Years Centre at Family Space supports families learning through play. Drop-in playrooms, 301 MacDonald Ave., Belleville. Open 6 days a week. Info: or 613-966-9427. Belleville Legion: Every Friday: Canteen open 4-7 p.m. Meat Rolls and Horse Races 5-6:30 pm., Legion Clubroom. Everyone welcome. 4th Friday of month: Karaoke with Rita and John 6:30 - 10:30 pm. Age of majority event. The International Women’s Day Committee, March 5, Belleville Public Library, 9:30 am. Speaker Jennifer Gibson, “Trust yourself”, 10-11 am. Interpreters available. Followed by a march downtown at 11:15 am. Event is free. Info: Mieke, 613-969-1782 MASLENITCA, Belleville Farmers Market, 12pm, Saturday, March 1 (rain or shine, 1 hour only). Organized by the Canadian-Russian Cultural Society, includes special Russian food and entertainment welcoming Spring and saying goodbye to the last year. Everyone welcome! If you enjoy chatting, reading, going for short walks or going for coffee, become a Volunteer Visitor. Only an hour a week Make a positive change in a senior’s life today! Please call 613- 969-0130. Activity Group, every Thursday, Parkdale Community Centre, 119 Birch St. Belleville, 1-3 pm, activities vary from one week to another. For info and registration call Irene 613-969-0130 Brunch & Bake Sale, Westminster United Church, 1199 Wallbridge-Loyalist Rd, Saturday March 8, 8:30-10:30 am, Adults $9.00 or 2 for &17.00; children 6-12 $5.00, children under 6 free. Tickets: 613-968-4304 or purchase at the door. Belleville Downtown Docfest, February 28 - March 2. Featuring 58 films. Opening Gala, Friday evening, The Empire Theatre. Saturday Night at The CORE.

Festival Passes and tickets available. Info: Meals on Wheels Belleville: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday a hot meal delivered to your door around noon. Info: 613-969-0130 The Quinte Quilters’ Guild, first Wednesday of each month, Christ Church, Everett St, Belleville, 7 p.m. March 5, Martha Schellinghood: how to quilt large quilts on a domestic sewing machine. Everyone welcome. Info: Sharon @613-969-1064 or visit our website. February 27, 7 pm. Farmers Face the Elements with Don McCabe, Vice President of OFA, Thurlow Community Centre, 516 Harmony Rd, Info: The Hastings Stewardship Council: 613-391-9034 or email: Joyfull Noise Belleville Women’s Choir invites women of all ages to join. Songs from the 50’s to the 80’s. Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., Core Centre, 223 Pinnacle St., Belleville. No auditions required. Novice to experienced singers. www. Friends of the Library Bookstore is accepting gently used books, CD and DVD donations. Foyer of Belleville Public Library 10-4, Monday through Saturday. Info: 613-968-6731 ext 2245 Quinte NeedleArts Guild Stiching for Fun! Workshops and lessons or work on your own piece. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 67 Victoria. Ave, Belleville. 1st and 3rd Thursday of month. 9:30am - 3pm. 613-473-4831 or 613-476-7723 TGIF Frozen Meals. Nutritious, churchprepared and frozen meals available every Friday, 2 to 4 p.m., Bridge St. United Church (60 Bridge East entrance). No cost/ no pre-ordering. Register at first visit with ID for each meal to be picked up. Seniors 5-pin Bowling, Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Come and meet new friends for fun and fellowship. Belleville Pro Bowl, Bayview Mall. Call Ken 613-962-3429 The Canadian Hearing Society offers Walk In Wednesdays from 10 am-noon and 2-4pm. Speak to a Hearing Care Counsellor. No appointment necessary. Bayview Mall, 470 Dundas St. E Belleville Quinte Region Crokinole Club, every Tuesday, 7 p.m., Avaya building at 250 Sidney St., Belleville, south entrance. Cost is $4.00. . For info: Dave Brown at 613-967-7720 or Louis Gauthier at 613-849-0690. Volunteer drivers needed Thursdays from 12:30-3:30pm to provide transportation to seniors attending our Activity Group in Belleville. Join us for the afternoon, participate in the activities and help serve tea, coffee and snacks. To register: Sandy at 613-969-0130 Diners Club Belleville: Every Tuesday from 12noon until 2:00pm, Parkdale Community Centre, 119 Birch St. Belleville. Info: 613-969-0130 Foot Care every Tuesday, starts at 9am, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Belleville. VON offers Basic, Advanced and Diabetic Foot Care (Fee). Call 613-3924181 for appointment.

BRIGHTON TOPS Brighton Take off pounds sensibly weight loss support group. Meets every Wednesday at the Brighton Legion, 25 Park St. at 4:30 p.m. R.C.L. 100 Brighton Meat Roll, every Saturday, 3 – 5 pm Indoor Walking Club, Mondays to Thursdays 6-9 pm until May 1, ENSS Brighton. No Charge but must pre-register. Gail at Community Care Northumberland (613)475-4190.

Vegetarian Cooking Workshop, March 6, 6-8pm, Community Care Northumberland’s Activity Room, Brighton Fee: $5.00. To register call Gail, 613475-4190 Bridge Club, Mondays 12:30 pm. Time For Us, Thursdays, 1-3pm. Choral Group, Fridays, 10:30 a.m. No cost. CCN Office, Brighton. Details and registration 613-475-4190.

Ladies’ Social Group, Tuesdays at Community Care Northumberland, 11 King St. E. Colborne, 1:30-3 p.m. Info: 905-355-2989.


Due to low temperatures this winter and the high cost of propane, the Free Methodist in Cordova Mines will hold Sunday services at 10:30 A.M. and Kids’ Club at 6:30 P.M. at the Community Centre in Cordova until just prior to Easter. CAMPBELLFORD Campbellford Kinette Bingo Everyone is welcome to join us there. every Thursday at 7pm. Campbellford/ Seymour Arena, 313 Front St. N. $1000 FOXBORO Jackpot in 54 numbers, consolation prize Pancake Breakfast first Saturday of the Month hosted by Foxboro Men’s of $200. Wheelchair accessible. Club. 8 to 10 a.m, Emmanuel United, 458 Campbellford Salvation Army Ashley, Foxboro. Live music. $6 at the Thrift store offers a free hot lunch every door. Proceeds from this ecumenical group Friday. Also, Silent Auction the last Friday go to community causes. New members of each month welcome. Info: Ray at 613 395 5139 Wednesday, March 5, Soup and Sandwich, Campbellford Seniors, 55 FRANKFORD Grand Rd. Cream Cauliflower/Broccoli Euchre every Tuesday, 7 pm, 1030 and Hearty Bean soup. 11:15 am - 12:30 Mapleview Rd. From Stockdale take Will pm. All you can eat, $7. Johnston Rd to first turn on the right. C a m p b e l l f o r d B a pt i s t Frankford Legion: Men’s pool Church,166 Grand Rd., “World Day of each Tuesday, 7 p.m. Prayer 2014”, March 7, 1:00 pm. Service written by the women of Egypt. Also Retired Women Teachers, Trenserving Egyptian recipes. Everyone is ton & District, meeting Thurs. March 6, 11:45, Frankford United Church. Christine welcome Walker-Bird will speak on Caring PartTuesday, March 4, 6:30 p.m, St. ners Global in celebration of International Andrew’s Campbellford, 17 Ranney St. Women’s Day. Irish Stew Lunch, $12 S. Tickets required in advance. Call 705- (guests $14). All retired women teachers 653-3396. Donation at the door. welcome. Diane 613 398-0952 Trent Hills Outdoor Soccer Registra- Frankford United Church Pancake tion Information, Saturday, March 1st, 10 Supper, Tuesday March 4, 4:30–6:30 p.m. a.m.-Noon, Trent Valley Bowling Lanes, Adults $6.00. Children Under 12 yrs. Campbellford. $4.00. Pre-School Free. Volunteers needed. Pork ‘n Beef Buffet, Masonic BuildPancake supper, Tuesday, March ing, 33 King Dr., Frankford. Friday Feb. 4, 5-7pm, Christ Church Anglican. Served 28. Social Hour 5:15 Dinner 6:15. Only with Sausages, Hot apples, baked beans, $12.50. All welcome fruit cocktail, juice, tea & coffee. Tickets: Adults $8; Child $4; Family $24. GLEN MILLER Lighthouse Diner (soup kitchen). TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) meetServing warm, nutritious meals at 12:00 ings Tuesday mornings at Christ Church p.m. every Friday. Come at 10 a.m. for Glen Miller. Weigh ins 8:30-9:30 a.m. fellowship and games. Free Methodist with a meeting following. Join anytime. Church, 73 Ranney Street N. For info Info: Brenda Kellett 613 392-8227 call (705)653-4789 or (705)653-4185 or email: HASTINGS Men’s Group, Friday Mar. 7 & 21, YMCA Northumberland Ontario Community Care Northumberland Camp- Early Years Centre, 6 Albert St E, Hastings. bellford Office, 174 Oliver Rd. Unit 15 Open 5 days a week. Info: www.ymcanCampbellford 2pm. Info: Sarah at 705-696- or 705-696-1353 3891 or Linda Ryan at 705-653-1411 Knitting Club, Thursdays, 1-3pm. Free Community Dinner, St. John’s Yoga, Wednesdays, 2pm. Cost $3. Zumba United Church, first Sunday of the month. Class, Tuesdays, 9:30am. Cost $3. Line Sunday, March 2 features stuffed Roast Dancing Class, Wednesdays, 10am. Cost $3. Belly Dancing Class, Thursdays, 10am. pork dinner, desserts and beverages. Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m., Fun Darts. All Cost $3. Hula Hooping Class, Fridays Welcome. Campbellford Legion Branch 2pm. Cost $3. 6 Albert St. East, Hastings. Info: Sarah at 705-696-3891 103, 34 Bridge St W 705-653-2450 Kent YMCA Child Care Centre before St. George’s Anglican Church, 38 and after school and PA day care. Kent Bridge St S., Hastings World Day of Prayer Public School. Call 905-372-4318 x 404 Service, March 7, 1:30 PM, with guest speaker The Rev, Beth Wagschall . or 705-632-9205 for rates and info. Community Diners, Mar. 6, 3 COBOURG Albert St. W.,Trinity United Church, FootCare Clinic, Mon and Wed Hastings, 12p.m. Cost $9. Info: Sarah, Mornings, St. Andrews Presbyterian 705-696-3891 Church. VON offers Basic, Advanced TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) and Diabetic Foot Care (Fee for Service). meetings Wednesdays at the Trinity United For appointment call the VON at 1-888- Church, Hastings. Weigh-in 5:15-6:15pm 279-4866 ex 5346 and meeting 6:30-7:30 pm. Join anytime. For info Kathy (705) 696-3359 CODRINGTON St. George’s Anglican Church, 38 Euchre, every Friday, 7 pm. Codring- Bridge St S, Hastings Pancake Supper, ton Community Centre. All welcome. March 4, 4:30-7 PM. Adults $7.00 , Children 10 and under $4.00

Euchre Thursdays 1 pm. Bid Euchre, first Saturday of the month, 1 pm Happy Wanderers Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, free service for low income individuals ($25,000) or families ($35,000). Havelock United Church, Monday, Mar. 10, 24 and April 7, 10am-1pm. The first Sunday of the month, Bid Euchre at the Havelock Lions Club. Games start at 1 p.m. $5.00/person. For information, contact Glen Shearer 705-778-3169 or Glen Ellis 705-778-3039. Bingo every Wednesday at Havelock Community Centre sponsored by the Havelock Lions. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Early birds 7:00 p.m., regular start 7:30 p.m. Info: Lion John at tapa1944@ 705 778 7362. NEW Rehabilitation class to improve movement and balance suitable for people just getting started or recovering from recent surgery. Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30-1pm, Town Hall, 1 Mathison St. Info: Community Care. No Cost Havelock OddFellows Brunch, first Sunday of every month. All you can eat pancakes, sausage, eggs, bacon, coffee, tea, juice. Adults $6, Under 12 $3. Havelock Legion: Meat draws, every Sat. 3 pm. Everyone Welcome. 8 Ottawa St. 705-778-3728. Traditional Country Music Jam Sessions, Ol’ Town Hall, Matheson and Oak St, Havelock, every Wednesday. Doors open at 12 pm. Music at 1 pm. Musicians (excluding drums), vocalists and visitors welcomed

MADOC Royal Canadian Legion Br 363 Madoc has mixed darts every Thursday night 7.30. Everyone invited Madoc Active Living Exercise: Wednesdays, 10:30 am. Trinity United Church, 76 St Lawrence St E. Program opened to seniors and adults with physical disabilities. Line Dancing, Every Thurs. 10:3011:30 am., St. John’s Anglican Church Hall, 115 Durham St. N. Madoc. Info: Carol Cooper 613-473-1446 BADMINTON every Tuesday and Thursday, 7-9:30 p.m., Centre Hastings Secondary School, with coaching for Junior players Thursdays, 6-7:00 p.m. Terry, 613-473-5662 for info.

MARMORA Marmora Legion: Bingo every Monday 7pm. Ultimate Euchre, second Sunday of the month 1pm. Jam Sessions every third Sunday of the month, 1-4pm. Marmora St. Andrew’s United Church, 33 Matthew St., New to You Shoppe! March 1, 8:30am-Noon


Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Tuesdays, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Norwood. Weigh in from 5:30, meeting at 7 pm. Elaine 705-639-5710 Asphodel Norwood Public Library, Norwood Branch: Story time every Friday, 10 a.m. Event info: Norwood Curling Club, 48 Alma St., Norwood, “2 vs 2” Curling Competition, 12 noon, Sunday March 2. $10.00/ person includes two games and a potluck lunch. Info: Andy at 705-696-2295 Dance with the Donegal Fiddlers Orchestra. Saturday March 1, 7-10 pm, COLBORNE Norwood Town Hall, 2357 County Rd The Colborne Art Gallery is pleased HAVELOCK 45 Norwood. Admission $5.00. Lunch to present “Vessels”, January 25 through Havelock Seniors Club weekly is pot luck. All welcome. March 2. For info: Barbara Buntin at 372- events: Cribbage Mondays 1 pm. Euchre 8535, Wednesdays 7 pm and Fridays 1 pm. Bid P.E. Continued B6 EMC Section B - Thursday, February 27, 2014



When are you an adult?

Reality Check:

Sheila Wray Gregoire Lifestyles - Canadians rejoiced loudly last week when we were victorious in Olympic hockey. Facebook was taken over for 48 hours by a constant barrage of “Way to Go, Canada!” while #WeAreWinter surged on Twitter. In the midst of the revelry, though, an American story about freestyle skiing half-pipe gold medalist David Wise caught my attention. Wise is 23-yearsold, and has been married for several years to his wife Alexandra. They have a two-year-old daughter together. NBC reported on his win like this: “David Wise’s alternative lifestyle leads to Olympic gold.” Being married with a child in your early twenties is now an “alternative lifestyle”, and the statistics actually bear this out. According to Stats Canada, the

average age of first marriage in Canada is now 29 for women and 31 for men. Even more telling to me, though, was that NBC also added this line: “At such a young age, Wise has the lifestyle of an adult.” The lifestyle of an adult when you’re 23 and how shall I put this? an adult! The fact that we can be so surprised that a 23-year-old is behaving like an adult makes me a little sad. I was married at 21; when I was 23, I was pregnant with my oldest daughter, who is now studying in second year at university. I raised my kids while I was in my mid-twenties, and still in great shape to lug babies and strollers up flights of stairs in the subway system in Toronto. When Keith and I were first married we started saving like crazy.

We budgeted well and managed to scrounge together enough for a small down payment on a house when we were in our late twenties. It wasn’t a large house, and back then neither of us had very well-paying jobs. But we figured out how to stretch our money, and we made it work. When we announced our engagement back in 1991, many were a little incredulous. How can we be so sure when we’re that young? You need to live more, see more of the world, try more things before you settle down! In fact, “settling down” was portrayed as something bad, as if life ends once you make a commitment. Yet for me, that was more when life began. In fact, happiness studies show that satisfaction comes not from

PE COUNTY Wednesdays, Knitting 2-4 pm. $5.00/wk. Zumba 7:30-8:30 pm. $8.00/wk Ameliasburgh Community Hall Consecon Legion Euchre every Tuesday, 7 pm. $5.00 ea. Crib every Wednesday, 7pm. $5.00 ea. Mixed Fun Darts every Thursday, 7 pm. $5.00 ea.

SMITHFIELD Smithfield United Church Pancake ‘n Sausage Supper, Friday, February 28, 4:30-7:00 pm. Tickets: Adults $6.00; Child 12 & under $3.00; Family $15.00. Pancakes, sausages, ice cream, cookies, coffee & tea.

STIRLING Pancake Supper, Tuesday, March 4, 4:30-7 pm, St. John’s Anglican Church (across from Foodland), Stirling. Adults $8, Children 10 and under $5, preschool free. Everyone welcome.

TRENTON Trenton Memorial Hospital. New fashion wear and accessories arrives weekly. Spend more than $50 and your $4 parking ticket will be refunded. Gift Shop hours: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Contact: 613 392 2540 ext.5449 Gerry and Fay and friends, Open Mic and Dance, first and third Wednesday of every month, 7pm - close, Masonic Lodge, 157 Main St., Brighton. For info: 613-475-8847. MONARC Weight Loss Surgery Support Group for bypass, band or sleeve recipients or those interested, Monday, March 3, 7pm at Trenton Memorial Hospital, 2nd Floor Boardroom Trenton Lions Club 77 Campbell Street hosts a weekly Thursday Night Bingo. Cards on sale at 6pm regular program starts at 7pm. Everyone welcome. B6

they have to know how to maintain a household, including knowing how to cook and clean. They have to know how to manage money. They have to be employable (or at least in school to become employable). They have to be responsible. And few 18-year-olds can accomplish all that unless we as parents start raising them to be adults earlier. I’m not sure we’re doing favours by extending childhood until people are thirty. Perhaps we’d all be better off if we expected people to act like adults once they were, actually, adults. Correction: Last week in my column on Nicholas Winton I stated that he had rescued Jewish children from Austria during World War II. It was actually Czechoslovakia. I’m so sorry about the confusion.

Seedy Saturday focuses on heritage

Lifestyles - At the garden centre, we’ve had the pleasure of chatting with our “scratch” gardeners these past few weeks as indoor sowing time has arrived. It’s a good time for us; it means that spring is coming. Forget the first birds, the first sniff of bare soil on a south west breeze, the first snow drop blossom and any other so-called harbinger of the vernal season. You gardener folk are its vanguard and we

welcome you. Seedy Saturday is a gathering of like-minded individuals who are interested in the conservation of heritage seeds and the knowledge that goes with it. This is now a world-wide movement that had its origins in Canada with BC agronomist Sharon Rempel’s first meeting, held in 1990. There is a valid concern that we are losing not only control of our seeds but

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living a carefree lifestyle, but instead from finding meaning and belonging while also feeling productive. Maybe younger people have trouble “finding themselves” because they’re looking in the wrong place. I’m not arguing that people should get married younger; most people, after all, really aren’t ready. But maybe that’s the root of the problem: we are raising people to not be “adults” until they reach thirty. That’s become the culturally accepted norm. Instead of the teen years being the decade in which you grow up, it’s now the twenties. Is that healthy for a society? I always believed you were an adult at eighteen, but for that to happen an 18-year-old has to be ready to launch into the adult world. That means

Quinte West Probus Club, 1st Thursday of the month, 9:30am, upstairs at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 110 Trenton. All seniors welcome Seedy Saturday, seed swap table and local seed vendors. Workshops throughout the day, lunch and snacks available. Admission is free. Saturday March 1, 10 am - 4 pm, Murray Centennial Public School, 654 County Road 40, Quinte West. Info 613-475-6139. Trenton VON Monday Mornings. VON Foot Care Clinic: Basic, Advanced and Diabetic Foot Care (Fee for Service). For appointment call 1-888-279-4866 ex 5346 AL-ANON. Does someone’s drinking bother you? Join them each Wednesday at 8 p.m. 100 King St. Trenton. JOIN Quinte West’s Kente Kiwanis. Meetings held every Thursday morning. Everyone welcome. Call Secretary John Eden at 613-394-0316 for more info.

day, March 4, 7:00 p.m., Tweed Library, Peter Fuller speaks on native plants for local perennial gardens. Everyone welcome. Tweed curling Club offers daytime exercise classes Mondays, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. Zumba, Aerobics & Weights and Core Training. $5/class or $35/month. Info: Nancy 613-478-3464. Tweed Horticulture Trip to National Home Show and Canada Blooms, March 14. Cost $65. If interested, contact Linda 613-478-6850. Country Music, Actinolite Hall. First Sunday of each month, October to May. March 2, 1-4pm. Open mic and dancing with L&A Country with Bill White.


Community Care Closet Thrift shop, 393 Main St. Deseronto, open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 until 4:00 Dance featuring Jeff Code, Sat. March 1st, 8:00 - 12:00 pm., Orange Hall, York Rd., Call Lorraine, 613-396-6792 TWEED Meals on Wheels Deseronto: Tuesday Bid Euchre every Tuesday night 7 through Friday a hot meal delivered to your p.m., Actinolite Recreation Hall door around noon, for more information Pancake & Chili Supper Tuesday, call 613-396-6591 March 4 at St. Matthew’s Hall, Marlbank, 4:30 – 7:00 pm. Adults: $8.00, Children WARKWORTH 6-12: $4.00, Under 6: Free Warkworth Library Story Hour/ Line Dancing, Every Tues., 10:30- Playtime. Every Tuesday,10:30. Every 11:30 am, Hungerford Hall, Tweed. Info: other week Andrea from the YMCA Early Years will join us. Crafts, stories, songs, Carol Cooper 613-473-1446 fun, snacks. For 3-6 year olds. Tweed Legion: Friday Night Darts, Feb 28, 7:30 p.m. Sat. March 1, “Winter Trent Hills Outdoor Soccer RegisOlympics” (indoor) including Pool, Darts, tration Information, Warkworth Legion, Euchre, Shuffleboard and Trivia. Limited 12 Norham Rd, Warkworth. Wednesday, to16 teams of 2 persons ($15/team). Reg- March 5, 7-9 p.m. www.trenthillssoccer. istration at 10 am. Sun. March 2, 12 pm, com. Volunteers needed. Public Speaking by local students. Wed. March 5, 7 p.m. Mixed Pool registration WOOLER for second half of season. Everyone is Soup and Sandwich Monday March welcome. Info: 613-478-1865 3 11:30 am – 1pm $7 per person Wooler Tweed Horticulture Club, Tues- United Church

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of the seeds themselves as agriculture heads down its current path. There are concerns about loss of open-pollinated varieties, ownership of varieties, and the diversity of varieties adapted to different bioregions. Absolutely, you will be able to swap seeds and purchase seeds but; more importantly, you will learn a tremendous amount about them, which incidentally, are our food source. Colleen O’Reilly requested that I pass on information about this event in The Good Earth column and I am very happy to do so. To that end, I requested Colleen send along detailed info. Here it is: “The heart of the Seedy Saturday Quinte West is our seed exchange table. This event encourages the exchange of locally grown and collected, openpollinated seeds amongst attendees. As part of our event, we are inviting vendors to sell their open-pollinated seeds and wares of an organic, horticultural or ecological nature. Seedy Saturday Quinte West is March 1, 2014 at Murray Centennial Public School; 654 County Road 40 (Wooler Road) from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is free for the public. We gratefully acknowledge the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security and Seeds of Diversity Canada for their generous support of the Seedy Saturday Quinte West. We have a facebook page that can be lined to from QWSeedySat Confirmed Workshops: 11 a.m.- Judy Newmand from Seeds of Diversity 1 p.m.- Peter Fuller from Fuller Native and Rare Plants Plus workshops by Stacey Hubbs from Edible Antiques Educational Exhibits: Seeds of Diversity - educational materials on seed saving, role of Seeds of Diversity Canada Everdale/Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security- educational materials on Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Sr Confirmed vendors: Cubits Organics-Toronto-Laura Watt - rare, heirloom and organically grown seeds Tansy Lane Gardens-Milford - Bob Green and Rose Schmidt-sustainable farming and landscaping, vegetables and perennials Earth Haven Farm-Thomasburg Aric Aguonie - seeds, dried herbs, corn flour, books, soap EcoStewards-Cameron-Robbie Pres-

The Good Earth:

Dan Clost ton and Judy Kennedy - wild flower seeds, coconut coir, natural fertilizers Fuller Native and Rare Plants-Belleville-Peter Fuller - native plant seeds, custom growing services (plant plug collections), consulting services GreenHill Greens-Consecon-Amanda Hill - family run vegetable garden and fruit orchard Pyramid Farms and Ferments-Green Point-Jenna Empey and Alex Currie organic agriculture and fermentation including kombucha, kimchi and sauerkraut Railway Creek Farms-Madoc-Elly Blanchard - garlic Thyme Again Gardens - seeds, jams, salsa, meats, beets, sweet potatoes, turnips Erika Wolff-Picton - raw foodist, sprouting We will have a few prize baskets to raffle off. (Connon Nurseries is pleased to be involved.) We also have lunch and snacks for sale throughout the day, run by our local Quinte West bagpipers, 413 Wing Pipes and Drums Contact Colleen O’Reilly 613-4756139 or A bit of a digression: what has made these past few weeks more bearable was the performance of our men and women at the Olympics. Gilmore Junio who gave up his spot in the medal round, Justin Wadsworth who helped a Russian competitor and PK Subban who accepted his non-playing role with grace will be the memories that make me feel good to be a Canadian. Hey, the hockey matches were phenomenal; for sure, all of the other country’s hockey manuals have been distilled to one instructive, “Play like the Canadian team.”


Kellie Pickler, Joe Nichols returning to Jamboree

By Bill Freeman

Entertainment – Havelock – Kellie Pickler caused a sensation during her last trip to the Havelock Country Jamboree and the American Idol sweetheart and Dancing With the Stars winner is sure to create the same sort of buzz when she returns this August to be part of the Jamboree’s big 25th anniversary festival. Pickler and three-time Grammy nominee Joe Nichols, another Jamboree alumnus, are the latest performers to be

booked for this August’s four-day country music party, which already has a stellar lineup that includes country music icon Alan Jackson, rockin’ Dierks Bentley, Josh Turner, Michelle Wright, The Mavericks, Suzy Bogguss, Doc Walker, Charlie Major , The Good Brothers and 23 other musical luminaries. Also newly-announced are Kelly Vohn and her Dolly Parton tribute, Jack Connolly, Dry Country and local favourites Cold Creek Country featuring

and what I’m going through or about people who have had an impact on me,” she says. Fans will see and hear that when Pickler hits the brand new Jamboree stage August 15. Nichols brings a heartthrob quotient to the stage along with his 14 top 40 hits and four chart-toppers like Brokenheartsville and Tequila Makes My Clothes Fall Off. The winner of the Academy of Country Music’s Top Male Artist award and three times a Grammy nominee, the Arkansas native is touring behind his latest album, Crickets, which has already produced one number one hit, Sunny and 75, and reached number three on the Billboard Country chart. “There’s always going to be a traditional element in my music that I won’t change, and really just can’t change,” says Nichols. “But I can reach beyond my comfort zone, too. Fan favourite and chart-topping star Joe Nichols is coming back to the Certainly in 2013, it would be Havelock Country Jamboree as part of its twenty-fifth anniversary lineup. foolish not to try … I am true to traditional country music and always will be. I have bled and sweat and cried country music my entire life. And broadening my approach won’t change that FACTORY OUTLET STORE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! one bit.” R0012564600

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Havelock Country Showdown star Brandon Scott. “My life is a country song,” Pickler notes. Her music and her sparkling personality have helped her navigate her way through some dramatic life lessons and pick up three CMT awards and a host of nominations. Her newest album, her fourth, The Woman I Am, is earning strong reviews and she’s looking forward to matching the success of her earlier releases including her first album, Small Town Girl, which shot up the charts and sold 800,000 while producing three top 20 hits including Red High Heels. Pickler shot to national attention as a 19-year-old with her dazzling performance during the fifth season (2005) of American Idol. She has toured with her friend Taylor Swift and has been a headliner since then winning new fans with every song and trip on stage. Her 2013 Dancing With The Stars win with Derek Hough in 2013 added even more luster to a sterling career. “When I write a song I just write about who I am and where I’ve been, where I am

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always sold out requiring tickets to be purchased in advance. At The Pinnacle Playhouse, tickets will go on sale a couple of hours ahead of the sound check. Revenue is divided up by paying the theatre a fixed rental fee and the rest is divided evenly amongst the performers. In other words, they get paid per song. Marvin Tucker, president of the Board of Directors of the Belleville Theatre Guild, added his endorsement. “We are excited about the idea of using the Pinnacle Playhouse as a musical venue. We feel this is a wonderful and comfortable little theatre - just right for hearing some great music. We are particularly excited about the idea of supporting local musicians and giving them a place to express their musical creativity. On with Night Kitchen Too!” The next two dates are April 26 and May 17, 2014. For more information call 613-849-1976 or 705-632-1939.

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jam sessions as well the radio show Handmade Music that he co-produced with Tim Campbell in the 90’s. “I’m excited about Night Kitchen Too because I know there’s a wealth of musical talent in the Prince Edward County/Quinte region that will now have another venue for their stuff,” said Callahan. “I’ve always thought that the Pinnacle Playhouse would be a great place for live, local music, so when Gary Magwood suggested the idea, I was quick to jump on board.” “I attended and really enjoyed quite a few of these concerts while visiting Wolfville. When I approached a few musicians in and around Belleville, their very positive responses motivated me to seek out partners with similar ideas. Based on the success of the Wolfville Night Kitchen I believed Night Kitchen Too would be well received and supported by the community,’” explained Gary about his interest and reason for adopting and promoting the concept of a second Night Kitchen. Admission for all Night Kitchen events is $10 ($5 for students or unwaged). In Wolfville, Night Kitchen is


Entertainment - Belleville - On March 15, the first of three Saturday nights are already booked for a transplanted and innovative musical showcase called Night Kitchen Too, an idea borrowed from the very successful Night Kitchen that has been entertaining full houses in Wolfville, Nova Scotia for over five years. Each will get underway at 8 p.m. at The Pinnacle Playhouse in downtown Belleville. The concept is quite simple: 14 invited musicians show up for a sound check an hour before the eight o’clock opening. All musicians get one or two songs until just before the coffee break; a selected individual or group will perform three songs. All performances are acoustic so the sound system is very basic, one of the reasons the program works so well. Musicians will await their turn sitting in front row seats offering encouragement and support for the other performers. Singer-songwriter Joe Callahan will host the Night Kitchen Too concerts. He is known to the Quinte region’s live music scene through his work with the Loyal Blues Fellowship in organizing local music festivals, workshops and


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News - Trenton - Lord and Lady BadenPowell would be proud. There were 158 girls at Trenton High School on February 22, Thinking Day, celebrating the history of Guiding. “There has been Guiding in Canada since 1910,” said Trenton Community Guider Rosemary Peck. She said the theme of the day’s event at the high school was Time Travellers

(above) Sparks including some in retro-uniforms, from Trenton and Campbellford, promise to share and be a friend. Photo: Kate Everson

as girls learned about Guiding past, present and future. There were dances, drama, crafts, history and songs. Guides, Brownies, Sparks, Pathfinders, Lones, Trex and Rangers all come from the same roots, ranging in age from five to 17. Scouting started in England with Lord Baden-Powell and Guiding with his wife Lady BadenPowell, which quickly spread all over the world.

(left) Guides Julianna Sword, Serena Huvle and Valerie Holland from Campbellford put on a skit celebrating Time Travel 1876.

“We could have had a lot more here today but I did not realize so many would come,” Rosemary said. “We have girls from all over Community 24 including Quinte West, Belleville, Stirling, Brighton, Campbellford, Warkworth, Cobourg and Camborne.” She said next year they will open it up to include even more girls as she gets more leaders to come in, and they get permission to use all the

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The edging is a different colour as they progress to Brownies, etc. The Time Traveller theme was well orchestrated on stage as a “real” time machine spit out the Lord and Lady themselves. “Don’t get too close – you can see the duct tape,” Rosemary said with a smile. She said she was pleased with the turnout for World Thinking Day and happy the children were enjoying learning about the history of Guiding. “They think about the founders, and the sister Guides and Scouts all around the Anna Walsh of Belleville learns how to make a “God’s Eye” with help from Patty “Rosebud” Storring of Belleville. Photo: Kate Everson world,” she said.




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Passed away surrounded by family on Sunday February 23, 2014. Claude Moran of Frankford in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Marjorie (Walt) Moran. Loving father of Kathrine Moran (Don Lomax) of Toronto, Diane Pitcher (Gary) of Frankford, Steven Moran (Ronda) of Brighton and Paul Moran (Cathy) of Trenton. Survived by siblings Dorothy Burke (late Lloyd) and Frank Moran (Donna); all of Trenton. Ever remembered by grandchildren Brittany, Curtis, Keirstyn, Rebeccah, Jocelyn, Jennifer and Kevin. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Raymond and Lelia (Pollock) Moran. A proud business owner, Claude entered the family business, Frankford Dairy Ltd. at a very young age and operated the business through to his retirement. Claude was also very active in the community with his Church, Bowling, Curling, Scout Leader and as a Volunteer with the Frankford Fire Department. He gave back to his industry as both a Board Director and President with the Ontario Milk Transport Association. The family will receive friends at the FRANKFORD FUNERAL CHAPEL, 40 North Trent Street, Frankford on Saturday March 1, 2014 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Service will be held from the Frankford United Church on Sunday March 2, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to Service. Reverend Norman Long officiating. Inurnment Stockdale Cemetery at a later date. If desired, Memorial Donations to Frankford United Church would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences at CL453402 B10

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Died at Pleasant Meadow Manor, Norwood on Tuesday February 18, 2014. Born November 5, 1924, he was the son of Lee Martin and Anne Martin (Reid) and younger brother of Harold. Fred attended the Hamilton Technical School, where he excelled in drawing and painting. He enlisted in the army where his talents as a graphic artist were recognized and put to use. Following his discharge, he studied at the Ontario College of Art and then began his career as a commercial artist in Toronto. Fred built and renovated houses in the countryside, near Peterborough and was an avid painter and member of the life drawing group at the Kawartha Artist Gallery and Studio. Cremation has taken place and a graveside service will take place at Westwood Cemetery in the Spring. Arrangements entrusted to THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPEL, or 705-652-3355. CL455707

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LIGHTFOOT, EDITH GRACE Suddenly at her home in Brighton on Sunday, February 16th, 2014, age 90 years. Edith Lightfoot, daughter of the late Willoughby Travers and the late Ruby L. (Gleed). Loving wife for 68 years of William “Les” Lightfoot. Dear mother of Maryanne Lightfoot of Brighton. Sister of Mary Lou and her husband Bill Shaver of Toronto. Dear aunt of Robert Shaver and his wife Joyce Jenkins of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Sister-in-law of Thelma Evelyn Dawson of Toronto. The family will receive friends at the Brighton Funeral Home, 130 Main Street, Brighton on Tuesday, February 25th from 3 to 6 p.m. Service in the funeral home on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 at 1 o’clock. Spring interment Salem Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations to your local animal shelter, humane society, or the S.P.C.A., would be appreciated by the family. CL453461



BORRIS, Jessie Jerry James Passed away on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 in his 29th year. Beloved son of Laura McLean and Jerry Borris. Beloved step son of Rod McLean. Dear brother of Tawnya, Dustin and Chris. Brother in law of Mary Anne and Michael. Dear uncle to Evan, Trinity, Alyssa, Jessica and Colin. Loved grandson of Rose and Albert Borris and Eva and Frank Tremblay. Jessie will be missed by his close support group of friends. A Funeral Service was held at the BURKE FUNERAL HOME (613968-6968) Belleville. Memorial donations to the John Howard Society (Belleville) would be appreciated by the family. “His gentle spirit will be missed and remembered by all” CL430305






BELFORD, George Edward Passed away at home with family by his side on Sunday February 23, 2014. George Belford of Brighton in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Kathy (Bunting-Wreaks) Belford. Survived by siblings Barbara Lytle of BC, James Belford of Trenton, Richard Belford of Burlington, Bruce Belford, Joseph Belford; both of Brighton and Peter Belford of Calgary. Stepfather of Peter and Paul. Predeceased by his parents James and Dorothy (Fisher) Belford and sisters Jean Heron, Helen Carleton and Katherine Belford. Cremation with Inurnment at Mount Olivet Cemetery. If desired, Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the familyl. Arrangements entrusted to the RUSHNELL FUNERAL CENTRE, 60 Division Street, Trenton. On-line condolences at






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Cruickshank Construction Ltd., a leading roadbuilder and aggregate supplier located in Ontario and Alberta, has an immediate need at our Kingston, Ontario location for the following position:

STRUCTURAL SUPERVISORS/SUPERINTENDENTS QUALIFICATIONS • Minimum 5 years related experience in Heavy Structural Construction Projects; Bridges, Hydro Dams, Canal Locks, etc. • Minimum of 3 years in supervisory role • Knowledge of local, provincial and federal workplace compliance regulations and legislation • Ability to read and interpret specifications and drawings with the knowledge of job costing and associated processes • Understanding fundamentals of contracts and experience in managing subcontractors under the terms of a contract • Highly developed problem solving and analytical skills

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Contract Drivers & Dispatcher needed for Belleville/ Trenton Courier Service. Must have own vehicle. Call Tues. To Fri. 8 am - 2 pm. 613-392-5585 or 613-967-5941

HELP WANTED LOCAL WINERY looking for general farm worker to cultivate and harvest grapevine starting in late spring. Applicant should have First Aid Certificate. Please fax resumes to 613-399-1618

RESPONSIBILITIES • Coordinate and ensure efficient use of labour, equipment and material resource requirements • Take the lead on productivity issues and monitor work performance and efficiency of employees and subcontractors to ensure project plans and schedule are followed • Assist in the resolution of design issues, change requests, material defects, schedule difficulties and equipment problems. • Monitor job progress and provides regular progress reporting to Project Manager • Take an active role in monitoring direct reports’ performance, providing feedback and taking corrective action To apply please send your resume and cover letter to: no later than March 16, 2014

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The Municipality of Brighton wishes to acknowledge and thank all candidates for your interest in responding to this posting, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information and any supporting material is obtained and used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


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QUALIFICATIONS • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Construction/ Engineering • Minimum of 5 years related Heavy Civil construction experience • Minimum of 3 years in the role of Superintendent, Estimator or Quality Control Monitoring • Ability to read and interpret specifications and drawings • Experience in the tendering and the payment certificate process related to structures as well as other civil construction projects • Demonstrated success in project delivery and execution of project management methods • Proficient in related computer applications (Microsoft Office, Bid2Win, Hard Dollar)

We are looking for a positive individual who: : Can build positive relationships with customers : Possesses a sharp eye for fashion & home décor : Enjoys marketing & merchandising new products : Provide exceptional customer service Please send or email resume to: Drummond BMR 90 Matthew St Marmora Ont K0K2M0


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in Newburgh, Ontario, is seeking a full-time farm worker for their poultry and cattle operations. Must be self motivated and be able to work on a team as well as alone. Some mechanical skills and computer ability are required. Some farming experience is a plus. Competitive wage, benefit package and pension plan. Interested candidates should apply with resume to: or fax: 613-378-1646.


Location: The Brighton Public Library operates within the Municipality of Brighton on the shores of Lake Ontario, conveniently located along the 401 corridor between Toronto and Ottawa. Serving a population of approximately 10,000, the library operates two community branches, in Brighton and Codrington. As a result of a retirement, the Board is seeking to fill the position of Chief Executive Officer who will lead the library into the future. Responsibilities: Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Brighton Public Library CEO is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling all library operations and services in accordance with the policies established by the Board. The CEO advises and recommends policies to the Board, serves as its Secretary, and along with the Board Chair serves as the Board’s representative to the public, professional associations, community interest groups and government agencies. The CEO is expected to exercise initiative and to take leadership and independent action within the limits prescribed by the Board and legislated by the Province. Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have a post-secondary degree in Library Science or diploma in Library and Information Technology or Business Administration combined with at least five years progressive experience in library management or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience with community library experience preferred. As well, the candidate will have strong leadership skills, excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to make sound decisions. 2014 Salary Range: Is currently under review. It is complemented by a generous benefit package. A detailed job description is available on the library website at Qualified candidates are invited to submit a covering letter and resume clearly marked “Brighton Public Library CEO Position”, prior to 12:00 noon, March 21, 2014, to the attention of: Mr Bob Burke, Chair Brighton Public Library Board c/o Linda Selman 35 Alice Street, P.O. Box 189 Brighton, ON K0K 1H0 Email:

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Hardwood Floor Installation and resurfacing. Ceramics. Light renovations and upgrades. Over 30 years experience. Please call for free estimate 613-394-1908.

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Canal/Waterway Maintenance Worker I Parks Canada – Trent-Severn Waterway Finance Department Salary: $23.40 to $25.43 hourly $21.15 to $22.99 hourly Location: Trenton, Campbellford, Peterborough, Kirkfield and Washago, Ontario Type of Employment: Various – Term, Indeterminate, and Seasonal Reference Number: CAP13J-011385-000013 Closing Date: March 6, 2014 Work Profile: Ontario's heritage canals are defining features of Canada and provide communities and visitors with beauty, recreation, and a unique sense of history. Parks Canada plays a leadership role in the protection of these special places.

Salaire : 23,40 $ à 25,43 $ (taux horaire) 21,15 $ à 22,99 $ (taux horaire) Lieu de travail : Trenton, Campbellford, Peterborough, Kirkfield et Washago (Ontario) Type d’emploi : Divers (durée déterminée, indéterminée et saisonnier) Numéro de référence : CAP13J-011385-000013 Date de fermeture : 6 mars 2014 Profil du poste : Les canaux patrimoniaux de l’Ontario sont représentatifs des caractéristiques du Canada. Source de beauté et de loisirs pour les communautés et les visiteurs, ils offrent une perspective unique sur l’histoire. Parcs Canada joue un rôle de chef de file dans la protection de ces sites particuliers.

The Ontario Waterways is looking for Canal/Waterway Maintenance Workers to be responsible for conducting repairs, maintenance, and inspections of contemporary and historic facilities, structures, equipment, machinery, and mechanical equipment at locks, bridges, dams, and other facilities on the Trent-Severn Waterway.

Les Voies navigables de l’Ontario sont à la recherche de Préposé(e)s à l’entretien des canaux/voies navigables I qui seront responsables de réparer, entretenir et inspecter les installations contemporaines et historiques, les structures, l’équipement, la machinerie et l’équipement mécanique des écluses, des ponts, des barrages et d’autres installations de la voie navigable Trent-Severn.

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LARGE 2 DAY ANTIQUE & ORIENTAL AUCTION SATURDAY March 1st & SUNDAY March 2nd Preview @ 9:30 a.m. Auction starting at 11:00 a.m. SATURDAY: Lot of Costume Jewellery, Dinner Sets, Crystal, Porcelain, Oils, Watercolours, Prints, Clocks, Victorian Sideboards, Dining Table, Sets of Chairs, Carved Oak Cabinet, Desks, Mirrors & Decorative Accessories. SUNDAY: Large Amount of Oriental Porcelain, Art & Lacquer Screens. Followed by Large Amount of Smalls, Tray Lots & Paintings. Large ½ Price Indoor Estate Yard Sale to Include: Decorative Items, Books, CD’s, Glass, Silver-plate & Large Amount of Pictures. 25% off Furniture Watch the Website for Updates & Photos. BROWSE OUR HOME FURNISHINGS • CONSIGNMENT STORE QUALITY ITEMS AT A FRACTION OF RETAIL PRICES Tel: 905.373.0501 Toll Free: 1.855.503.2963 Fax: 905.373.1467 Email: 9 Elgin St. E., Unit 6, Cobourg ON K9A 0A1

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CVCA to again look at a service agreement By Judy Backus

News – Marmora – The agenda for the February 20 annual meeting of Crowe Valley Conservation Authority was altered somewhat due to several board members being absent. As a result, the watershed advisory board hearing relating to a permit application by Dan Doyle to construct a house on the north shore of Crowe Lake was deferred. The property is partially within 30 metres of a wetland and within the flood limit of the lake, and issues relating to access during flood conditions were listed among the concerns. John West, an accountant with McColl Turner, made his annual visit to deliver information relating to the 2013 financial statements. He commented that there were no changes or improvements required and that the Authority was in a better position than had been projected. He commented that cash reserves were down by $87,000, and were less than the projected $120,000. He said that “while the position has declined, it is still a strong position.” In looking at the statement of operations, he reported a deficit of $82,000 up from $56,000 the previous year. “The deficit,” he said, “is a little more than budget, but when you take out the amortization of $42,000, the actual deficit compared to your budget is only about $4,600 difference, which is a positive turnaround.” He pointed out that with regard to source water and the (Water and Erosion Control Infrastructure (WECI) program,

the funding had been maximized. He reported with regard to operations, that costs were down slightly over the previous year and would have been even lower had there not been a need to replace stop logs at a cost of $16,000. He went on to issue a clean opinion on the drafts saying that “all things considered, it had been a pretty good year.” In response to a question from Havelock-Belmont-Methuen Mayor Ron Gerow on the possibility of developing an asset management plan, West indicated he felt it would be necessary to maximize funding. General Manager, Tim Pidduck commented that Conservation Ontario was aware of the issue and the WECI committee would assist authorities in developing such plans. Gerow asked about how a strategy to refurbish the reserves might be developed and was told by West that it almost becomes part of the annual budgeting process, setting targets and goals. Next on the agenda was a delegation by Kathy Hamilton, her third to the CVCA Board relating to her concerns on the proposed Northland Power proposal. Prior to her presentation, Chair Barry Rand asked what she wanted from the Authority, given that no formal application was before the Board. Hamilton, who lives below what would become the reservoir, responded that she wanted to ascertain the safety of the project. She said the project was more like an industrial development and had nothing to do with the

green energy act. She referred to the point at which a contract was in place as being the time she and her family would have to decide whether to stay or leave. Her main point had to do with the fact that the contract came before approvals were in place. In her report to the board, Regulations Officer Sharlene Richardson mentioned that ten permits had been issued since the last meeting and, with regard to a Limerick Lake subdivision plan, she indicated that the CVCA recommendations and requirements had been incorporated into the site plan with an application to soon be forwarded. She also mentioned changes to the regulation policy manual, which was adapted from the existing local CVCA policy and those of six or seven others. The document was subsequently approved with thanks from the board members. Pidduck provided his report, mentioning a need to confirm the fees for the current year, suggesting that the 2013 schedule be adopted with one change, that being the fact that the rate charged for review of reports should be dependent on the hourly rate of staff. This, he said, “will reflect the true cost for the review and take into account the rates which will be different from conservation authority to conservation authority and the expertise required to review the reports.” Discussion followed with a suggestion that staff communicate with applicants as to what the costs might be. The board also decided to increase the

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rental rates at the McGeachie property by two per cent. With regard to water levels, Gerow had read that those at Kosh Lake were at the one in 100 ear level, with Pidduck agreeing it was a significant item with a plan in the works to get the Ministry to confirm what the level is. Chair Barry Rand mentioned that the lakes had been drawn down as much as possible and the maximum flood storage capacity had been created. When it came to the significant rainfall that was expected later that day, Pidduck said the snow pack should absorb the moisture until normal winter temperatures return. WECI funding was discussed independently of other budget items. The feeling was that the Wollaston and Belmont dam projects, relating to dam stability, should be addressed as soon as possible. The authority’s share of the work would amount to $125,715.50. This money could be taken from reserves or could be levied to member municipalities. The decision was to take the necessary funds from reserves. Pidduck went on to report that the flood warning plan would be distributed next week, that the CVCA website was close to completion and that the revenue from the Shaman Power project was $19,000, which represented the second best year for the hydro plant.

Bob Stiles and Barry Rand were acclaimed as the Crowe Valley Conservation Authority Board’s Vice Chair and Chair, respectively, during the annual meeting held February 20. The two held the same positions during the previous year. Photo: Judy Backus

Pidduck’s report also included mention of the fact that the Prince Edward Land Trust had indicated an interest in the McGeachie property, which would provide an opportunity for CVCA to raise some revenue. Another income producing item was the possible sale of a five-acre portion of the 400 acre Gut property for use by a resident who with his family, has made use of it for years for hunting purposes. No decision was made on the matter. Although the passage of the budget was deferred until the April 17 meeting, the matter of entering a service agreement with Quinte Conservation was again broached. The issue had been the topic of a well-attended

public meeting held last October when a motion to enter an agreement failed in a tie vote. The new motion, put forward by Gerow and seconded by Sandy Fraser, indicated that the board was being asked for the strategic subcommittee to communicate with Quinte Conservation to determine its willingness to further develop the previous service agreement proposal. The motion also asked the subcommittee to develop an agreement that is clear regarding the savings that would be achieved, staffing commitments regarding current CVCA employees, service levels and any cost of developing the agreement, and that the agreement be provided to the board by May 1. The motion passed.

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