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Schellenberger garners 55% of votes to win Perth-Wellington riding by Mike Robinson STRATFORD - As the political map of Canada became a bit more blue with the election of a majority government on Monday night, Conservative candidate Gary Schellenberger celebrated both his fifth consecutive election win and the 45th anniversary of his marriage to his wife Judy. The results in the PerthWellington riding echoed the feelings across Canada, including a Conservative win and a second place finish by the NDP, followed by the Liberals. Unofficial tallies had Schellenberger at 25,281, representing nearly 55% of the votes. In a distance second and third place were NDP candidate Ellen Pappenburg at 9,879 votes (21.3%) and Liberal Bob McTavish at 8,341 votes (17.9%). Green candidate John Cowling garnered 2,102 votes (4.5%), while Irma DeVries, of the Christian Heritage Party, received 806 votes (1.7%). Schellenberger considered it a very positive local campaign. “I’ve been really pleased with the way it went,” he said on Monday night. “It was a clean campaign, and it’s surprising how quickly it goes by.” As to specific issues on the campaign trail, Schellenberger said the big thing is people are worried about the economy and keeping their jobs. “It’s pretty hard to pay the bills if you don’t have a job. And without a good economy, you don’t have jobs,” he said. Schellenberger added that was why they were working hard towards getting a majority government - to keep the economy going in the right direction. He said the concerns in Perth and Wellington counties

were very similar. “Often it is an underlying thing; you get health questions, agriculture - and agriculture and health are both parts of the economy.” He said Canada needs to have a strong economy in order to pay for social services. Personally, he said it was a great feeling to be elected for the fifth consecutive time. As the night progressed, Schellenberger was pleased with the way things were shaping up. “I was told earlier that there might be some pretty close

“The fifth time is every bit as exciting as the first.” - Perth-Wellington MP Gary Schellenberger, on his convincing victory on Monday night. races ... what I’m seeing is pretty good. Right here for me, I really wanted to get 50% plus one. It looks like I’m going to achieve that. Schellenberger stressed, “The fifth time is every bit as exciting as the first.” He admitted to being more comfortable than during his first election in 2003, but part of it is having the support of people in the riding who he said are telling him, “Gary, I think you’ve done a good job. We’d like to send you back again. That’s reassuring and it makes you feel good.” Watching the results, he told supporters “this is wonderful. It’s coming out just the way it felt like.” Schellenberger’s campaign

manager Jeff Marshall commented it had been a great 38 days and “we worked hard and we got the greatest MP in Canada re-elected.” As the local victory was declared, Schellenberger first said how honoured he was to be re-elected as a Member of Parliament for PerthWellington. “Next week on May 12, I will celebrate the anniversary of my first election as a member of Parliament ... Have we ever been out of election mode - no. “Tonight I am just as humbled as I was in 2003.” He was glad to once again have the confidence of the community to once again serve as their representative in Ottawa. “I am very proud of the campaign we ran in PerthWellington and across the country.” He maintained that in the past five years, the government has delivered focussed results in local communities. “We delivered on projects in all corners of this riding,” he said. Schellenberger agreed there were still a lot more votes to be counted that night, “but I am confident that when all is said and done, we will have a stable Conservative government that will continue to get results for Canadians.” He also offered congratulations to the other four candidates. To them, he said “well done. It’s never easy to put your name on the ballot.” Schellenberger said there were so many people involved throughout the campaign. “To all who helped out, thank you. I couldn’t have done it without you. “Finally, there is one person who I cannot forget, and that is of course my wife of 45 years. Continued on page 5

Thumbs up - Gary Schellenberger and his wife, Judy, celebrate the Perth-Wellington MP’s fifth win on Monday night. The incumbent Conservative received 55% of the votes in the riding. photo by Mike Robinson

Paul Day named volunteer of the year by David Meyer GUELPH - Paul Day was a founding member of the Wellington County Stewardship Council and spent many years promoting the conservation and enhancement of land and environmental resources throughout the county. In introducing Day as Mapleton Township’s volunteer of the year, Mayor Bruce Whale joked at county council that his and Day’s ancestors cut down too many trees when they cleared the land, and Day has been working hard to replant many of them. Day chaired the Peel history book committee that

wrote about the history of Peel Township. It was so successful, the extra money from it was used to start planting trees. After amalgamation, that program expanded to the Trees for Mapleton program. Day works with local farmers to plant windbreaks, living snow fences, buffers, shelterbelts and corridor planting. Now called Trees for Mapleton, the efforts of those involved led to the creation of the community forestry initiative, which in turn evolved into the Wellington County Green Legacy program. That program has received provincial, federal and U.N. recognition.

Day also participates in his community as an active member of the Mapleton Historical Society. He credited all the people he has worked with over the years. “I had a great group of people to work with,” he said. “That is where the power comes from. Working with groups.” He added having worked in a bureaucracy and in other sectors, he likes the volunteer sector. “That’s where you can get things done,” Day said, adding he salutes the county for stepping up with its Green Legacy program. See photo on page 2.

OPP: Township remains safe despite spike in domestics, break and enters by Chris Daponte MAPLETON TWP. Though a relatively safe place to live, there was a significant rise last year in the number of domestic disturbances and break and enters in Mapleton. OPP Inspector Scott Smith told council last week police responded to 20 domestic calls last year, up from the threeyear average of 13. Of the domestic calls in 2010, over half (11) took place in old Peel township, while six occurred in Drayton and just three in former Maryborough Township. Over the last four years, the number of domestic distur-

bances in Mapleton has risen 300%, from just five in 2007 to 20 last year. But despite the increase, those incidents represent just 6% of the total domestic calls across Wellington County, which is good considering Mapleton’s population is about 11% of the county total (according to the 2006 census). In fact, all OPP call types in Mapleton last year were well under 11% of the county total, except for break and enters, of which there were 45 or 14% of the total. Most of the break and enters last year occurred in the rural areas of Peel (22) and

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Maryborough (20), while just three took place in Drayton. Smith estimated 90 to 95% of those crimes occur at residences, as opposed to businesses. And most, he told council, target farm sheds or barns, which are seldom locked and contain attractive items like chainsaws, ATVs or other small machinery. All other reported crimes in Mapleton remained relatively unchanged in 2010, except for impaired driving incidents, which were down to just four. The three-year average in the township for those calls is 10. Overall, police responded

to a total of 1,285 calls in Mapleton last year, representing about 6% of the county total - the lowest of any municipality in the county. Over the last three years, the total call volume for Mapleton has increased by less than 3%. Yet residents can always do more to remain vigilant and help prevent crime, Smith said, including locking doors at home and in their cars, developing a road watch program like the one established in Puslinch and even programs to educate the public on topics such as domestic violence. Smith explained there are no definitive “causes” of crime,

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but risk factors include poverty, mental health problems, unemployment, poor education and bad parenting. He added he continues to lobby for more community involvement by the police. “We need to have that engagement,” he said, noting he wants to get officers out of their cars more and into schools or drop-in centres. Youths may make mistakes and can occasionally forget their surroundings, but for the most part they are good kids, Smith said. “We have to get past this mentality that kids are intimidating or bad,” he stressed.


While statistics show 16- to 25-year-olds have the highest rate of crime, Smith refutes the traditional explanation from some experts who attribute the trend to the late development of the part of the brain that processes the consequences of their actions. He points out only 2% of the youths in Wellington County are committing crime and the other 98% are fine - so that can not be the case. A more probable explanation for some youth crimes, he said, is often there are no longer any consequences at home for their actions.

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DRAYTON - A 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Portau-Prince area of Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010 at 4:53pm. The Haitian government reported that over 316,000 lost their life, another 300,000 were injured, and over 1 million were left homeless after 250,000 homes collapsed or were severely damaged. This changed Haiti, and many other areas of the world, forever. Nurse Yvonne Martin, who lived near Alma, lost her life only hours after arriving in Port-au-Prince. She was there with a medical team to set up mobile medical clinics to serve the area. Drayton resident Pastor Willard Metzger, the director of church relations with World Vision, was also serving in the area when his hotel was severely damaged by the quake. “Soon after the earthquake ended, dust created a haze across the sky and the sound of wailing filled the air. Darkness fell within an hour, hampering the immediate rescue efforts,” Pastor Metzger reported. On May 16 at 7pm the Rotary Club of Drayton is hosting Haiti: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow and Metzger

will be the featured speaker. The club invites everyone to come out and hear his story of what Haiti was like prior to, at the time of, and after this natural disaster. How does a country considered among the poorest in the World try to cope? Also speaking at the vent will be a team, led by Albert and Lysje Nykamp, who recently returned from a work mission trip to Cap Haitian. This team helped in the construction of a pharmacy, and worked on other projects in the region. These up-to-date reports will also provide insight into the Haitian life. Some members of the team have served in the Cap Haitian area for many years and have seen changes happen during this time. Dessert and refreshments will be served during the meeting. A free will offering will be collected to help in the construction of a Cap Haitian building next year. The event will be held at the Drayton Reformed Church, located at 72 Wellington Street South in Drayton. For more information contact Rotarian Jim Curry at 519638-3363.

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Local writer Glynis Belec part of cross-Canada launch of A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider DRAYTON - Local writer Glynis Belec is one of 37 writers from across Canada participating in the nationwide launch of a new inspirational anthology, A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider. Belec, of Drayton, is a private tutor and author of Arch Books. She has had many stories published in anthologies such as the Chicken Soup series, Grandmother’s Necklace (Stephen Lewis Foundation), Inscribed and more. She regularly writes Sunday School Material for Christian Ed publications in California and is the market columnist for Fellowscript magazine. A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider: Words to Stimulate the Mind and Delight the Spirit, edited by N. J. Lindquist and Wendy Elaine Nelles, will be launched nationally this spring, making it the perfect choice for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day gift-giving or summer reading. Belec is hosting a book launch on May 4 from 2 to 4pm at the Studio Factor on Wood Street in Drayton. Amanda Newton, of Drayton, is the featured Studio Factor artist so she will also be on hand to celebrate the opening of her month-long

exhibit and to celebrate her “INASCRAP Creations.” The party will feature live music provided by local musician Shayne Green, along with Evan Downey, a cellist from the KW Junior Symphony orchestra. There will be free refreshments and door prizes. As well, Belec, along with five other contributing authors, will be signing the book at Chapters Bookstore on King Street in Waterloo on May 14 from 1 to 3pm. Glynis’ story shares her experience of being diagnosed with ovarian cancer and how she found strength, hope and purpose throughout her journey.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing all my friends and neighbours at the launch of this delightful, Canadian-authored book,” Belec said. “I hope that my story will inspire and encourage many readers who are going through challenges of their own.” The first book in this innovative series, Hot Apple Cider, introduced readers to excellent writing by Canadian writers who are Christian. It became a Canadian bestseller, with nearly 45,000 copies now in circulation. A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider contains more than 50 stories, including moving true-life experiences, thoughtprovoking drama, light-hearted humour, imaginative fiction and touching poetry. The settings range from a First Nations community in Canada’s Far North and a remote farm on the Prairies, to a multi-cultural kindergarten in Toronto, a lonely highway in Nova Scotia, the isolation ward of a children’s hospital, a blinding snowstorm in Québec


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year, the township turned to Infrastructure Ontario’s loan program. Councillors decided last week to proceed with the loan application. They finalized the type of debenture (serial or amortized), the term (likely 20 years) and interest rate (around 4.4 to 4.5%) in closed session.



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Looking for some people 35 years and old to play some simple, minimal equipment, non-contact noon hour hockey, 1or 2 times TAKECost NOTICE the Council a week. would that be $5.00 each. of the Corporation of the Township of Mapleton has received a complete application to consider a proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2000-84 [new By-law pursuant to Section 34 ofto the Planning Act, get R.S.O. ThisComprehensive is not competitiveZoning but would be of 2010-080], interest to middle age individuals looking get some exercise, back1990, on theas blades andamended. have some fun re-living past glory days.

PUBLIC MEETING Mapletonext. Council will“I’m consider Please call Kym at 519-638-3313 21 to say In”. this application at their meeting scheduled for: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 SKATEOffices MapletonADULT Township Municipal Council Chambers INTERESTED? 7275 Sideroad 16 7:00 p.m Looking for some people 35 years and old to play some simple, minimal equipment, non-contact noon hour hockey, 1or 2 times a week. Cost would be $5.00 each. A. THE SUBJECT LAND is located at 7764 And 7766 Wellington Road 45, Glen Allan, but Township Mapleton. Theindividuals propertylooking has toa getcombined lot get area This is not competitive would be ofofinterest to middle age some exercise, backofon the blades approximately 2 ha (5.2 acres) and is occupied by a residence. THE PURPOSE AND and have some fun re-living past glory days. EFFECT of the amendment is to zone the lands to allow a second permanent The is In”. currently occupied by a 500 sq.ft. dwelling. Please call Kymdwelling. at 519-638-3313 21 to say “I’m The applicants are proposing to construct a larger home and would like to retain the existing dwelling. The property is designated Hamlet in the Official Plan

B. THE SUBJECT LAND is described as Part of Lot 7, Concession 2 (P), Township of Mapleton, with a civic address of 6483 Sideroad 17. The property is approximately 30 ha (75 acres) in size and is occupied by a residence, barn and shed. THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT of the amendment is to permit the operation of a nursery and greenhouse on the subject lands. The applicants are proposing to sell trees, annuals and perennials to theCOUNCIL general public.DATES Future uses also include a U-pick berry and pumpkin patch and an orchard. The property is currently designated zoned and We faced a dilemma on Saturday morning as we innocently put to work a chainsaw we purchased a few weeks ago. designated Prime Agricultural. Tuesday, October 27, 2009 1:00 p.m.


Learning manual labour

We had a number of tree branches to lop off before Anna could start her garden work and Saturday proved, for once in the last month, that the weatherman finally got it right. Warm and sunny. After knocking down those branches, our son Matt and I next considered a pile of branches that had been accumulating for the past year or more, piled along a stone wall that borders our property. We get along just fine with the neighbours, but events on that day made us wonder about some of the people who visit them. Matt was holding branches and old wooden stakes over a bench we used, and we were lopping them off with the chainsaw. Matt was wearing protective safety glasses and gloves, as we were. Some people may not know it, but we have difficulties with ambient noise, separating some sounds from others. Consequently, when talking over the top of such noises, and a chainsaw surely qualifies, we tend to speak loudly. Since this was Matt’s first time working near a chainsaw, we felt he needed to know, in no uncertain terms, just what to do and not do - because his safety comes first. For the record, he admitted he was a little nervous, which suited us just fine. A little of that can provide an awful lot of safety. Nevertheless, he managed his end just fine, holding the wood firmly while we cut through it. None of the pieces were very big; say a maximum of three inches thick. The difficulty came during a break. A woman visiting next door came to the fence and castigated us for allowing our son so close to a working chainsaw. She said it was totally unsafe, that we were a poor role model, and added that we were “very controlling” because of our loud voice. Considering the branches were about five feet long at most, it would have been tough to keep Matt ten feet away and still allow him to work. His arms are not that long. Her tone and attitude surprised us. When we could finally speak through her tirade we explained we had worked in the bush cutting wood at age 8, and Matt was 10 - so it was time that part of his education was started. She remonstrated that we must be some horrible sort of person because of our loud voice. We thought, although we did not say it, we had better have a loud voice when instructing a raw rookie over a chainsaw’s noise, because that is how to keep him safe. We did not bother to inform her that prior to starting the saw, we had explained to Matt what we were going to do, how to do it (there is a right and a wrong way to feed branches to the saw, as those who work with them know), and safety is the main factor in doing our work. She persisted to the point of becoming obnoxious, so we finally told her, several times, to mind her own business. She commented again what a horrible person we were (we have published letters calling us worse things). We explained that in a few years, Matt would be using the chainsaw because he would, by then, be well schooled in its use. After telling her for the third time, “Lady, please mind your own business,” she left, and Matt and I finished our task. No cuts, no blood, just a nice stack of wood ready to dry. Later, we pondered what it is that impels some people, particularly those who think they have the right to tell others how to live and raise their children, and why they think they have the right to control complete strangers’ lives. When Anna heard about the episode, she was furious - and not at us. Her dad was a logger. The woman later went for a bike ride, sans helmet, and we were tempted to berate her for that. We did not. We do, though, feel sorry for any children she raises, who will be afraid of their own shadows and be absolutely useless when it comes to practical work - if she even allows them to leave the safety of their home. David Meyer



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Any person or public body is entitled to attend the public meeting and make written or oral submissions on the proposed zoning by-law amendment.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to the Township of Mapleton before the by-law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION regarding this application is available for review during regular business hours at the Township office located at 7275 Sideroad 16 (east of Drayton).

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS - ROAD CLOSING (DRAYTON) During the week of May 2 to May 8, 2011 there will be a Main Street E. closure at Wellington Street and a Wellington Street S. closure at Main Street. Also there will be a half lane closure on Main Street W. at Wellington Street. Please follow the directions of the Traffic Control Officer. Signs will be posted informing traffic of these closures 1 (one) week in advance.

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2011 DOG TAGS Every owner of a dog within the Township is required to obtain a license before the 15th day of May, or within 21 days of becoming a dog owner. Registering your dog (s) demonstrates responsible pet ownership and helps with the identification and safe return of your pet.

FEES: First Dog $15.00 AFTER MAY 15th: First Dog $25.00 Second Dog $30.00 Second Dog $40.00 Third Dog $45.00 Third Dog $55.00 If your dog is picked up by the Township’s Canine Control Officer (Jo-Alan Animal Care Services) and it does not have a 2011 tag, you may incur additional fees and charges. The municipality has a responsibility to all tax payers to ensure animal control services are funded from the collection of dog licenses and not from the general tax levy. Number of Dogs: No owner/occupier of a premise in the Township shall keep more than three (3) dogs on one property. If you require further information regarding kennel licenses, please contact the Municipal Office.

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Watch What Mapleton Musings You Heat


­­­­­The Community News, Friday, May 6, 2011 Page FIVE

Column courtesy of Mapleton Historical Society

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Elections Records tell us that the first polling places in the township of Mapleton were at Creekbank in Peel and Hustonville in Maryborough in the 1850s. The polling place in Peel was at the home of a Mr. Fisher (probably Michael Fisher, who settled on Lot 20 Concession Eleven c.1839). An early sketch of the settlement of North Wellington, c.1867, by Wm. Kells, one Peelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s early settlers, recalls that each man had five votes when electing the municipal council. An account in a history of

the Samis family of Drayton suggests that part of Wallace Township was included in the Maryborough District. The following is an excerpt from that account. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The polling place in Hustonville was constructed of one ply lumber especially built for the purpose. A crowd of men from Wallace Township, known as the Wallace Lambs, appeared, one election day, to take possession of the polling booth. Needless to say a freefor-all fight ensued. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Solomon Samis was a big powerful man who stood six

foot and weighted about 230 pounds. He took the initiative in the defense of the polling booth and was soon in deep trouble. He was floored in the building against the wall. The frenzied gang piled on top of Solomon and the only way his life was saved was by the quick thinking of one John Bishop who ran outside, pried some boards off the building and pulled Solomon out through the wall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The fight soon ended and the Wallace Lambs left taking with them many bruises, cuts and black eyes. The voting was

FROM PAGE ONE â&#x20AC;&#x153;Judy and I just celebrated our anniversary last Friday and she has supported me without fail. It was only fitting that we celebrated our anniversary on the campaign trail.â&#x20AC;? He asked his supporters to enjoy the night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tomorrow morning, we will get back to work for the people of Perth-Wellington.â&#x20AC;? Like other members of the Canadian public, Schellenberger looked forward to the additional time between now and the next election and said with a majority government, â&#x20AC;&#x153;we can do some real business.â&#x20AC;? Over the next four years, he believed government committees will work a lot better. Schellenberger anticipated Parliament will be called back in the near future to get the

budget through. He said other items may be on the docket, but they might not be addressed before summer. His understanding is that it would be the same budget as already drafted, but a procedure is required to bring it back. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You see that budget was never voted on. We can not work without a budget,â&#x20AC;? he stressed. Ellen Pappenburg - NDP On her Facebook page prior to voting date, Pappenburg said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;People are ready for a change and it is definitely time for a change away from the same old, same old.â&#x20AC;? In an early Tuesday morning telephone interview, Pappenburg noted that locally, the NDP gathered over 20% of the vote, something which had never been done before.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a result, I have conâ&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a very exciting cam- press, he was surprised with the While she has mixed feelcerns about what is going to ings with the Conservative paign, which I enjoyed very way the election headed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think the NDP happen to the federal governmuch,â&#x20AC;? she said. majority, she was encouraged. &RRNLQJLVWKHOHDGLQJ ment in the next five years.â&#x20AC;? would cross into our&RRNLQJLVWKHOHDGLQ At a local level, Pappenburg tsunami â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have been talking to a lot FDXVHRIKRPHILUHV Irma DeVries - CHP he noted. He wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t of people and many are very was pleased with the lack of territory,â&#x20AC;? 'RQÂśWFRRN\RXUJRRVH In an email directed to certain why it happened, butKRPHILUHV'RQÂśWFR concerned about what has hap- mudslinging. $OZD\VVWD\LQWKH NLWFKHQZKLOH the Community News office, it will mean changesJRRVH$OZD\VVWD\L â&#x20AC;&#x153;Politics is not attacking the certainly pened to Canada,â&#x20AC;? she said. 7KLVSXEOLFVHUYLFHDQQRXQFHPHQWFDQ DeVries called this â&#x20AC;&#x153;an interthe future. person, it is about the policies. for\RXÂśUHFRRNLQJ She added people wouldEHGRZQORDGHGIURPRXUZHEVLWH 2FWREHULV esting campaign and somewhat â&#x20AC;&#x153;It really is a bit scary,â&#x20AC;?NLWFKHQZKLOH\RXÂśUH The people have spoken, and have to wait and see what theZZZILUHVDIHW\FRXQFLOFRPHQJOLVK )LUH3UHYHQWLRQ:HHN McTavish said. Even so, he discouraging too, as I noticed next four years would bring. we will see what happens.â&#x20AC;? said he was in good spirits that people moving away from the Bob McTavish - Liberal As well, it will be a time toSXEVDIHWSVDDUWKWP conservatives and toward the McTavish stopped by night and plans to enjoy his2FWREHULV)L find out how much power the left.â&#x20AC;? Part of the discourageNDP will have as the official Schellenbergerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campaign retirement. 3UHYHQWLRQ:HHN As for the defeat of party ment came from comments party on election night to conopposition. who wanted to leader Michael Ignatieff, from people But like on the national gratulate his opponent. &RRNLQJLVWKHOHDG the government Yet the Conservative major- McTavish said â&#x20AC;&#x153;if it happened, know what front, Pappenburg found a real KRPHILUHV'RQÂśWF them. it was not by his own hand.â&#x20AC;? would do for surge of support for the NDP in ity worries McTavish, who 7KLVSXEOLFVHUYLFHDQQRXQFHPHQWFDQ JRRVH$OZD\VVWD\ EHGRZQORDGHGIURPRXUZHEVLWH â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was very tough for He contended there has been has concerns about the Prime Perth-Wellington. NLWFKHQZKLOH\RXÂśU ZZZILUHVDIHW\FRXQFLOFRPHQJOLVK a negative campaign for over me because I believe in perâ&#x20AC;&#x153;It reflected what was hap- Minister and the use of highlySXEVDIHWSVDDUWKWP sonal responsibility,â&#x20AC;? DeVries pening in the rest of the coun- paid consultants. Another con- a year. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nannyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; state is not â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really am concerned with said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The2FWREHULV) cern for him is Conservative try,â&#x20AC;? she said. 3UHYHQWLRQ:HHN anyone who, to win the game, going to solve your problems.â&#x20AC;? As she offered congratu- tactics used in the past. She continued to state that down â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all downhill from finds it necessary to tear &RRNLQJLVWKH lations to Schellenberger that night, she said he offered her here,â&#x20AC;? McTavish said on opponents by means that are moral issues are key to electing those who will govern well. outside the rules of the OHDGLQJFDXVHRI game. congratulations for her results Monday night. Speaking to members of the as a first-time candidate. KRPHILUHV'RQÂśW

the head of the family and finished in peace.â&#x20AC;? A poem written by William these men felt very strongly Wallace Moore, local poet, about the same. Many a rather gives a similar account of the violent disagreement was no incident. Only men were eli- doubt fueled by the alcohol. These activities, no doubt, gible to vote in those days. As roads were mostly non- gave rise to the laws that existent, the nomination and ensure a more peaceful event election of the representatives when electing our political rep&RRNLQJLVWKHOHDGLQJ meant at least a day spent trav- resentatives. At one time all inns and bars were closed on an elling to and fro. FDXVHRIKRPHILUHV day. C OOKING FIRES At 'RQÂśWFRRN\RXUJRRVH both places there were electionPREVENT Nomination meetings could hotels serving food and strong $OZD\VVWD\LQWKH drink to the voters. A meal be quite heated as well, as canNLWFKHQZKLOH and a drink or two were often didates were chosen by their used to\RXÂśUHFRRNLQJ gain a voterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s support. peers in open forum on the Early family histories always municipal scene. Provincial 2FWREHULV stated the political alliance of and federal candidates were )LUH3UHYHQWLRQ:HHN

Watch What You Heat

chosen by the members of their political party. Old newspaper accounts reveal men worked very hard in the party of their choice. If not chosen to represent their own district they often campaigned for the party in neighbouring areas. Today the election of our municipal, county, provincial and federal representatives is a right and duty of all citizens over the age of 18. Not everyone exercises this right, but when people wish to change how we are governed each vote is heard.


Watch Schellenberger garners 55% of votes to win Perth-Wellington You riding He submitted by Jean Campbell


Watch What You Heat Horticultural Society hosts mini-show


MOOREFIELD - There was a good turnout for the April meeting of the Maryborough Horticultural Society. The featured speakers of the evening were introduced by Margaret Martin. Sue Bauman and Sam Smith showed slides and gave an interesting account of their trip to Australia last October and November. They visited different areas in New South Wales. Even though there had been a drought for the last number of years, there was more rainfall this season and the flowers and various shrubs seemed to be doing well. The residents there collected as much rain water as they could and there is quite a bit of irrigation. Bauman said they experienced some very hot temperatures since it was Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s summer season. The slides showed a large variety of beautiful flowers in full bloom as well a number of unusual plants and trees. They traveled through a variety of different landscapes; valleys with very large, old trees and mountainous areas with a variety of flowers. Of

course, they also took pictures of some of the birds and animals native to Australia, including the kookaburra and kangaroo. After several questions, Hannah Veld thanked Bauman and Smith for their presentation. A lunch prepared by Trudy Koobs and Shirley Fletcher was served and during recess members voted on the entries in the mini-show. The business meeting followed. Minutes were read and Clara Bauman, the new treasurer, reported on our financial standing. The societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Annual Plant and Bake Sale will be held on May 14 in front of Gourlayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s store. Members were encouraged to bring their baking, plants and perennials for this sale. The majority of society memberships for this year have been paid and it is expected that all will be collected by the next meeting. The Society is grateful to the many sponsors who have supported it through advertisements and donations for the Yearbook. The results of the mini-





show were announced as follows: best flowering plant, Pauline Baer; best foliage plant, Henny Hof. A special presentation was made to Baer in appreciation of her many years of involvement with the Maryborough

Horticultural Society. The next meeting will be held on May 24 at the Moorefield Optimist Hall. Along with a special speaker, the Spring Flower Show will be held. submitted by Linda Timmerman

Mapleton Historical Society Annual Meeting

Friday, May 13, 2011, 7:30 pm at the Drayton Community Centre Bob McEachern, from the Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum, will be speaking about Railways in Wellington.





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PAGE SIX The Community News, Friday, May 6, 2011

By Rev. Calvin Brown, Knox Presbyterian Church, Drayton

Pray for MPs

The election is over and those chosen to govern us have been set apart. We hope and pray they will fulfill their office with integrity, wisdom and righteousness. Many Christians have been praying during the election time for God to provide us with leadership that would bring blessing on and through the nation with policies that reflect God’s desire for our nation. It is good that Christians should be earnest in their prayers as St. Paul urged the young pastor Timothy in his letter to him. First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, {2} for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity. {3} This is right and is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, {4} who desires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2: 1-4 NRSV). Sometimes we are told politics and religion don’t mix, but it is my view that there is no area of life where God and His church do not belong. The distinction that needs to be made is not that there are some areas the church should not be speak-

ing about, but that Christians need to discern how the church speaks in certain areas. What should the role of the church be in politics? The church, for example, should speak not only to its members but to all of society urging that the poor should be cared for. That doesn’t mean a particular platform of doing this should become a matter of dogma of the church, but the church should merely establish the general principle that it is the government’s duty to provide for all its citizens especially the poor and vulnerable. When the government fails to do this the church will keep it before the nation and the government. The church may even on occasion make suggestions of a particular policy that the government may consider, but if the government rejects the idea and implements another workable plan then the church needs to be content because their only concern is not to control the governing authority but to support it in doing the job which God calls it to do. The church needs to take great care not to go over the line and seek direct political power, rather than being the moral authority that speaks to power. Someone has said power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. History has witnessed this when the church, as institution, seeks political power or the state tries

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to control the freedom of the church in speaking out. When Prelates become princes then both the church and the state often become corrupted. When tyrants try to subjugate the church the land suffers a terrible oppression. But when church and government are seen as two distinct but complementary branches of society then they act as a powerful balance of power. It is sad when the government, hiding behind some idea of a secular state, determines they will not listen to religious bodies. It is equally sad when religious bodies give up on encouraging the government to eschew self-interest political goals for the general welfare of the whole people. Separating the powers is not the same as abnegating the presence of the other. The church speaking in conscience needs to be listened to as an important part of society, but when they present their arguments the government has a right to demand they argue in a way sensitive to the reality that we live in a pluralistic society where not everyone acknowledges the authority which guides the church. The most powerful tool of the Christian in politics is prayer. And it is this that should receive our greatest focus as Christians in public life. Our prayers should not only be for election time or times of national crisis (although such times rightfully demand earnest prayer), but we should be up to date on issues and pray for our MPs, the government, and the opposition parties on a regular basis. And as for praying for the king, I’m sure many of you this week were praying and hoping that our future King William

and his bride Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, would be blessed in their marriage and be an example to all of the joy and blessing that marriage brings. If you aren’t sure how to pray, then you can pray the following prayer with me:

“Dear God of Power and Grace, “We worship you and seek your blessing on both church and state; that our nation may know the joy and peace that comes from following your way. May we always be a people who care for the weak,

support the suffering, govern wisely and promote justice and mercy. We especially pray for those in authority over us who govern us in the name of the Queen. And as we pray in our national anthem, we pray again now: God keep our land glorious and free. Amen.”

Results from the Drayton Music Festival Piano Classes: 6P 1st Keagan Thompson 2nd Dyson Parker 2nd Wesley Schieck OP1 1st Wesley Schieck 2nd Dyson Parker 2nd Keagan Thompson 7P 1st Ethan Albrecht 2nd Silas Tamlyn 8P 1st Troy Dyce 2nd Emily Milanovich OP2-1 1st Willy Smart Silas Tamlyn Emily Milanovich OP2-2 1st Abby Benyair 2nd Hanna Ellis 2nd Ethan Albrecht 9P 1st Taylor Newman 2nd Jadenne Hesselink 2nd Sydney Nielson 10P/11P 1st Anya Dobie 1st Madisonne Hesselink 2nd Sierra Martin OP3-1 1st Francis McKnight 2nd Dania Wood OP3-2 1st Emily Smart 2nd Elizabeth Klosa OP3-3 1st Jasmine Malott 2nd Alanna Martin 2nd Karlyn Keupfer 12P 1st Shaelynn Thompson 2nd Mikaela Dagelinckx 13P 1st Samantha Mitchell 2nd Cassandra Hesselink OP4-1 1st Cassandra Hesselink 2nd Tiffany Huberts 2nd Taylor Hansma OP4-2 1st Holly Jackson 2nd Kelly Huberts OP4-3 1st Rachelle Weber 2nd Amber Cowan 14P/15P 1st Karina Martin

1st Morgan Mitchell 2nd Benjamin Keunen 2nd Rachelle Weber 1st Laura Bender OP5 2nd Samantha Mitchell OP6 1st Brittany Martin 2nd Lisa Bender Vocal Classes: 1st Jack Riehl S1/S2 1st Jasmine Malott 2nd Hayley Goreski S3-1 1st Nikoletta Wood 2nd Nicole DeBoer 2nd Rhoanna Martin S3-2 1st Samantha Mitchell 2nd Vicki Gingrich 2nd Heidi Frey S4 1st Drew Moore 2nd Morgan Mitchell Original Composition: O 1st Ashely Duffy 2nd Amber Cowan Violin Classes: VN1/VN2 1st Noah Schieck 1st Callie Johnston 2nd Patricia Bouwman Guitar Classes: GM2 1st Reid Lobsinger 2nd Elizabeth Klosa TAB1/2 1st Willy Smart 1st Elizabeth Klosa 2nd Jennifer Mitchell Ensemble Classes: 1st Heidi Frey, E-1 Vicki Gingrich, Breanna Frey 2nd Kira Thring, Dawn Parsons 1st Morgan Mitchell, E-2 Tara Vandenberg 2nd Drew Moore, Taylor Moore


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The Alma Women’s Institute recently had Dayle Fletcher, from Praxair, along with his helper, Lindsay Fletcher, do a demonstration on getting your barbecue ready for the up coming season. The group was told of the

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dangers of storing a propane tank inside and the number of small cylinders allowed in a home at one time. Dayle also showed the way to tell how much propane is in a tank (always good to know there’s enough for a Sunday meal).

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MAPLETON Mapleton Business Profile

Music for Young Childre

Many choices, local ingredients offered at Wellington Street Café We don’t take ourselves seriously, just our food, is how Debi Bignell-Matthews describes her business at The Wellington Street Café in Drayton. It’s been just a little over a year since Bignell-Matthews embarked upon a new chapter in her life by opening the doors to her café. She is no stranger to Drayton, and it was during one of her visits there to see family that she noted the “for rent” sign - and that got her wheels turning. Having worked in the corporate world for many years, Bignell-Matthews decided she needed a change and sensed the tight knit and peaceful atmosphere of Drayton would provide just that. Since opening her doors, Bignell-Matthews has been blessed with customers she describes as “some of the most wonderful people I ever could have met. “They have been patient with my lack of knowledge of farming and small town life,” she said, adding her mid morning “wise people” come to the café to enjoy a coffee, herbal tea, sometimes snacks or breakfast and a lot of laughs and camaraderie.

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In fact, it is this kind of hometown atmosphere that Bignell-Matthews has strived to build and maintain. “Treating our customers like guests in our home, with a lot of fun and a little irreverence, has been part of the secret of our success,” she said. Some also come in to enjoy the wireless internet that is offered to the Café customers. The Café offers “home cooking and baking” and takeout or eat-in options in a wonderfully casual, comfortable, social environment. Having been a commuter, Bignell-Matthews knows the challenges first hand. Thoughts of feeding a family after a day at work and a long drive home can be overwhelming at times and she enjoys relieving some of the pressures of hard working people. The Wellington Street Café offers some relief with hot, homemade meals, bowls of salad and big pots of homemade soup, to name a few - all prepared and ready for pick-up (no work, no fuss for the working family; just call ahead). In addition, The Café boasts delicious cookies, muffins, tarts, cakes and pies (sold whole or by the slice). Soups, sandwiches, wraps, salads and an “all-day Jackie Coverdale

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and Wellness Clinic

7405 County Rd #10, Moorefield On N0G 2K0 Exclusive Brand Coffee Daily Specials Home Baking Home Cooking Home Soups Sandwiches/Wraps Salads All Day Breakfast Frozen Yogurt Eat in or take out Ask about our catering for all occasions

OPEN AT 6AM MONday - FRIday TAKE OUT COFFEE & TEA Hours: Weekdays: 6am-4pm Saturday: 7am-3pm

residential commercial David Martin P 519-638-5462 8012 8th Line C 519-895-6234 RR#2 Drayton, ON F 519-638-3833 N0G 1P0

agricultural new buildings renovations

Take out Coffee

“A nostalgic taste of the past...into tomorrow”

Daily Lunch and Dinner Specials!!! Ground and brewed fresh

only $1.25 for a 12oz. cup

Cookies, squares, cinnamon buns & pumpkin knot rolls available by the dozen or half dozen. Delicious whole pies! Most items are available within 1 business day. Summer hours begin Wed. June 1, 2011 • Tues-Sat 7am-8pm 21 Wellington Street, S. Drayton, 519-638-2001


@ 7:30 Unite May 6,

RESIDENTIAL Fergus-Elora Driving School “Collision-Free Driving for a LIFEtime”

In business for 18 years.

Next Course: P 519-638-5462


DAVID MARTIN AGRICULTURAL 8012July 8th 5-8, Line Fergus course available June 27-30 C 519-895-6234 RR#2 MTO Approved | Beginner Driver Educational Course Provider NEW BUILDINGS Drayton, ON F 519-638-3833 519-638-9990 N0G 1P0 RENOVATIONS

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Phone 638-2106

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11 Wellington St. S. DRAYTON, ON

1 Year and 6 Month Memberships 12 Visit and Day Passes Available Classes for all ages are now available.

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89 Wellington St. S., Drayton N0G 1P0 519.638.2100

Classes for All Ages

Discover the Joy of MYC with Music & Movement

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Drayton Location

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Tanis Cowan knew a great music opportunity when she saw it five years ago, after being introduced to a unique program called Music for Young Children (MYC). Having taught private piano lessons for 15 years, Ms. Tanis, as her students call her, was looking to expand her teaching horizons and her music studio, and found it through MYC. Ms. Tanis recognized the program’s potential since it had never been offered in Drayton, it was fun for students, parents and teacher, and it offered a piano-keyboard program for children as young as 3½ in a group setting. “I loved the idea of group lessons, since it’s always more fun to explore and learn in a group, regardless of the topic,” explained Ms. Tanis. She also liked that it was a program that was tested, tried and true, being taught by more than 800 teachers to over 24,000 students on three different continents and touting Canadian origins, being founded in 1980. So much more than just coffee - The Mapleton Red Hatters enjoy a delicious lunch at the Wellington MYC’s mission statement St. Café in Drayton. is to “provide the best quality fruit yogurt and antoarray of chilfresh education young breakfast” are also part of the evolving and very affordable. music saladby plates. blending the pleasure regular fare, along with daily For the summer, the Café will dren once again offer scooped ice and The caters busithe Café joy ofalso music making specials. ness luncheons, small parties In fact, the menu is ever cream, thick milkshakes, frozen with sound instruction.”

(ages 2-4)

Piano - Keyboard TM

(ages 3-10)

To register, contact

Tanis Cowan 519.638.5715 * Music Pups also available

EXCELLENT Food EXCELLENT Service Open 7 days a week.


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42 McGivern Street, Moorefield, Ontario

Mon-Thu 7am-3pm, Fri 7am-9pm, Sat 7am-2pm, Sun 9am-2pm


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