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Friday, September 30, 2011
Community News office moves to Wood Street New occupant at former site plans to open restaurant by Chris Daponte DRAYTON - After serving Mapleton Township residents for over 25 years from the corner of Wood and Wellington Streets, The Community News has found a new home. As of this week, the newspaper’s office has moved across the street - literally, just metres away - to a larger, brighter location inside Studio Factor at 24 Wood Street, Unit B. “We look forward to serving residents in our new facility,” said Community News editor Dave Adsett. “With changes taking place at our old location, we were thrilled to get some space at Studio Factor so we can retain an office in Drayton for our publications.” In addition to providing residents with in-person service and local news and advertisements (in both The Wellington Advertiser and The Community News), the new office will soon be offering a colour copying and digital scanning service. “We felt it was important to offer this service for residents and businesses looking for access to quick, quality local service,” said Adsett.
The old Community News office at 39-41 Wellington Street is currently being renovated by the building’s new occupant, who plans to open a restaurant there in a few months. The history The Community News was founded in 1967 by a committee of community members. One year later Gerrit Wimmenhove became publisher and editor and moved the paper to the former Drayton Advocate office on Main Street (now Blooming Dale’s). In 1969 the enterprise was moved to Wood Street and was later relocated to the corner of Wellington and Wood Streets. In 1971 Wimmenhove sold the publication and its assets to William Adsett, who three years prior had founded the Wellington Advertiser. The new home for the Community News on Wood Street was once home to the Drayton library. It was purchased in 2009 by Donna Hirtle and transformed into Studio Factor, an art studio and educational space for aspiring artists with metiers including drawing, painting and textiles.
On the move - The Drayton office of The Community News has moved to 24 Wood Street, inside Studio Factor, from its old building at the corner of Wood and Wellington Streets (inset). In addition to a brighter office, the new location will continue to offer in-person service and copies of the Community News and Wellington Advertiser. It will also soon offer a colour copying and digital scanning service.
Knetsch wants something done about river hazard by David Meyer MAPLETON TWP. Councillor Andy Knetsch served notice on Sept. 13 he will be bringing up an issue of the river running through Drayton and what can be done to make things safer for the village and its citizens. Knetsch said there is concern about the abandoned rail-
way lands along the river, and the dirt and gravel continually being deposited in the river. He said the last studies are old but they show problems with the north face on the east side of the Conestogo River, “because the river is doing damage.” He added people in the downtown are concerned because there have been floods
in the past. Knetsch is also concerned about safety and said the Drayton Fire Department has done simulated exercises in the area. Knetsch said it seems to the experts it is “not if, but when somebody falls down that cliff and gets hurt or killed.” He said he wants to “sit down with CN and the Grand
River Conservation Authority and find a solution.” He added, “Someone who lives close has also expressed similar concerns.” Knetsch said he has talked with Pat Salter, Mapleton’s representative on the GRCA board of directors, about the issue and she is taking the matter up with that group.
Council approves new smoking bylaw despite questions about effect, enforcement by David Meyer MAPLETON TWP. Smokers here will have to do their puffing at least five metres away from any township owned building. Council approved a new smoking bylaw on Sept. 13 even though officials are unsure exactly what the results of the new law will be. Councillor Jim Curry said it is being passed because people currently have to pass through a haze of smoke walking from some buildings to parking lots
to reach their vehicles. Because the bylaw states a distance from buildings, and not doorways, he wondered if there is a way to cordon off an area for smokers. Public works director Larry Lynch said he has considered the bylaw for the arena in Drayton, and five metres can be a problem, “and I’m not sure how to handle it.” He said, “In winter, if we push them out further, we’ll have to clear snow for them.” And, he added, “It’s awk-
ward at the arena. You can stand there, and the smoke will waft back” towards the entrance. He also noted, “The question becomes, do we provide ashtrays, or pick up cigarette butts?” Curry wondered if the bylaw will be sent to the arena staff. Clerk Patty Sinnamon said it will, and also to the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health unit. Mayor Bruce Whale said he could foresee providing some
smoking areas, almost “like a bus shelter.” Lynch said the township will “have to look at each individual facility, because they are all different. We will have to look at every single one.” Whale added the township might also have to monitor each one to see how the bylaw is working. Lynch said the township has looked at how other municipalities handle the issue, which he said is simply “common courtesy.” He added he can
bring pictures of all facilities to council, and noted signs are needed. He said in Moorefield in particular, signs will be needed at all doors. Curry said the new bylaw will have to be included in the rental agreements for its buildings “so they [renters] are aware as well.” He agreed the township will have issues. He noted standing in line and smoking at an outdoor concession stand could be a violation of the bylaw, and he wondered about people
smoking inside a score keeping booth at ball diamonds. Whale said, “We have to look at this as a courtesy. This gives us a little bit of clout. We don’t have the manpower to enforce it anywhere.” He added if it does not work, the township can consider erecting smoking shelters. The bylaw received final reading and passed 3-0, with councillors Neil Driscoll, Andy Knetsch and Curry in favour. Councillor Mike Downey was absent.
Protesters shouted, heckled and continually disrupted election debate
by David Meyer ALMA - It took all the skills of long-time moderator Jim deBock, a former school teacher, to keep order at an all candidates meeting here on Sept. 20. Over two dozen antiwind turbine protesters held a peaceful demonstration at the entrance to the Optimist hall in Alma and they left their signs outdoors. DeBock introduced the candidates and explained they would each have two-minute opening speeches, would then
take turns answering written questions submitted from the floor, and there would be twominute closing speeches. The interruptions began when Liberal MPP and incumbent John Wilkinson answered a question about sales of hydro to the U.S. Protesters shouted such things as “liar” and “disgrace” and “shame.” DeBock told the protesters they would be asked to leave if they continued to disrupt the meeting. Later, when Wilkinson was answering a question, the shouts were so
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loud he was drowned out. DeBock then threatened to end the meeting entirely. “This is going to be orderly - or it’s not going to be,” he said. He explained the meeting was being held so candidates could present information on their platforms and parties and as such, people should be respectful. Sporadic interruptions continued throughout the night. Wilkinson, for his part, kept his cool. He said Canada is a democracy, and he recognizes that some do not like the
policies he advocates. He said people will make their decision on election day, and he will be happy to live with the results of that vote. If DeBock had any other difficulties during the night, it was from the types of questions he received. At one point, he said he had 14 questions, and all of them dealt with wind turbines. Other queries were presented and candidates did answer questions on a variety of different issues. One dealt with health care and how to attract doctors to
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rural areas and overcome practitioner shortages and contain costs. Robert Smink, of the Freedom Party, said it should be easier for foreign doctors and nurses to practice instead of driving taxis. He said that would bring competition for others, and also there should be more home care. Progressive Conservative Randy Pettapiece said his party has promised to increase health spending by $6.1 billion, plus increase more spaces for nurses. It will also make chief
executive officers accountable for the money they are given, and get rid of Local Health Integration Networks, another level of bureaucracy. Wilkinson said before the LHINs, 28 hospitals were closed, and now the province is building 18 more, “and we’ve got more coming.” He said Ontario has licenced more foreign doctors over the last four years than the number graduating medical school. Family Coalition Party Candidate Irma DeVries said Continued on page 3
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Drayton opens season with shutout
Drayton 6 Listowel 0 Drayton started off the season with two quick goals midway through the first period by Rick Robous and Scott VanOostveen. Assists went to Rob Stevens, Pat Landman, Scott Nieuwland and Mark Timmerman. Drayton added a powerplay goal in the second when Jerry Robous teed up Mike DeWeerd, who blasted a shot
into the net. Drayton added three more goals in the third from Pat Landmand (2) and Rob DeWeerd. Assists went to Scott Nieuwland, Mark Timmerman, Rob Stevens and Rick Robous. Listowel netminder Charlie Wagler faced 42 shots while Drayton’s Jason Newton saw only 6. Floradale 4 Missionary 2 Floradale’s Tim Freeman
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scored within the first 30 seconds of the game, assisted by Dan Martin. Floradale added a second goal midway through the period when Mike Martin and Brendon Jefferson worked the puck to Ryan Martin, who finished the job for the goal. Missionary edged back into the game in the second with a shorthanded goal by Shane Stege (assisted by Bryan Deen and Dave Scholten). Floradale responded with a goal late in the period by Mike Martin, from Jefferson and Ryan Martin. Floradale added another in the dying seconds of the period after Gary Martin bounced a shot off the back of the goalie (assisted by Javon Martin and Ryan Weber). Missionary’s Scholten scored again in the third (from Deen and Tom Chambers) but his team still lost 4-2. Bethel 5 Community 2 Bethel took an early 3-0 lead after goals by Leon Weber (2) and Kyle Martin. Assists went to Derek Frey (2), Mike Seiling and Brandon Wideman. Bethel opened the third period with another goal after Frey and Weber sent Seiling in on net. Seiling went to his backhand and found the open corner for the goal. Community finally beat Bethel netminder Derek Wideman when Chris Behling and Cal Martin set up Kevin Gingrich for the goal. Bethel responded with another goal to make it 5-1. Tim Bauman and Leon Weber teed up Derek Frey , who blasted a shot past netminder Chris Stevens to secure the win. Community added a goal late in the game, but the victory had already been claimed by Bethel. On Community’s second goal, Jerry and Tony Martin worked the puck deep and Cal Martin snared the rebound. submitted by Willard Metzger
Playground closed after accident by David Meyer MAPLETON TWP. Officials here are hoping to re-open a park in Rothsay they were forced to shut down after an accident. Councillors heard of the incident at their Sept. 13 meeting. Public works director Larry Lynch said after the meeting a child was hurt when a swing broke. He told council the township was unable to make an immediate repair so the park was closed and padlocked. “When we got a formal complaint, we had to take action,” Lynch said, adding he is trying to fast track the repairs so the community has use of the park. Lynch said township staff fenced off the largest part of the park, and he is aware it is well used, and there are a number of children who live close to it. “We’ll make that a priority,” he said of re-opening it.
Rodders give back - Members of the Mapleton Custom Rodders car club recently presented a $500 cheque to the Palmerston and District Hospital Foundation for the fourth year in a row. Proceeds for the donation came from the 15th Annual Mapleton Custom Rodders Show and Shine car show held on the Friday night of the Father’s Day weekend. The Rodders would like to thank all of their sponsors and participants for their support and also the community for their continued support year after year.
Another donation - The Mapleton Custom Rodders car club also presented a $500 cheque to the Moorefield Athletic Association. Proceeds for this donation also came from the 15th Annual Mapleton Custom Rodders Show and Shine. photos by Wilma Mol
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Protesters disrupted election debate FROM PAGE ONE the province should take the schools it is closing and turn them into medical centres. She supports family health teams and fast tracking doctors for licences. The NDP’s Ellen Papenburg said her party would get rid of the LHINs, which are “unaccountable, unelected and a waste of taxpayers’ dollars.” She said one in five people do not have a family doctor and she would encourage new doctors to come to rural areas by cancelling their student debts. Someone wanted to know what support the candidates could offer for families and children in poverty. Pettapiece said, “First, get people back to work.” He advocated cutting red tape, and offering improved energy and business costs. He added his party would allow welfare recipients to keep more of their pay cheques to “get people excited about working again.” Wilkinson said his government is the first in history to do a study for that and it was told to “focus on kids,” so it introduced the Ontario child benefit and the number of poor children decreased. He added the government’s policy of full day kindergarten is also helping to “break the cycle” so people can get out and work. DeVries said child poverty is “a misnomer. Kids are in families. Strengthen families.” She said her party advocates income splitting up to $60,000 to give parents a break if one stays at home. She said right now people work for “$10 an hour at McDonald’s and the government pays” for child care. “Something’s wrong. All day kindergarten is ripping families apart.” Papenburg said the NDP would take the HST off essentials such as home heating costs. She added the province needs more jobs, and her party would have incentives for small businesses. Smink said child poverty is “a red herring.” He said paying less taxes would create more jobs. As for junior kindergarten, he said the province is using teachers paid $40,000 to $60,000 as baby sitters. He would also get rid of minimum wages. “Kids can’t get a job, so they can’t get experience,” Smink said. One resident at the meeting said voters in the riding are still upset about the school bus changes that forced numerous family-run companies out of business. The questioner called the process that replaced the former bidding process “a candy scramble in Ontario” and asked what each party or candidate would do to re-evaluate the current policy. DeVries said, “Our party believes in free enterprise.” She said all contracts should be tendered and “local should have first dibs.” Papenburg agreed local providers should continue the service. Smink said, “All problems are government-created problems.” As for the school bus difficulties, he said that is “fixing what isn’t broken,” and the result is “devastating” to the drivers and the owners. “This is just another example of the government sticking its nose into something,” he said. Pettapiece said the government never should have become involved and his party would review the issue and “bring fairness back.” Wilkinson said the province
has no contract with school bus operators. It simply sends $900 million to school boards, which then do their own hiring. He said the sector needed a competitive process but in talking to a trustee, he learned it was neither local nor transparent, so his government initiated a task force review that will be done by December. It will recommend changes if they are needed. On the wind turbine issue, someone asked if municipal governments should be handed back the right to decide on wind turbines - a right the province removed with its Green Energy Act (GEA). Smink said, “Absolutely. Yes.” He added property rights should be enshrined in the constitution. “We can look after ourselves.” Pettapiece said he was a councillor for two terms, but he had never seen anything like the GEA. “That [municipal authority] will be reinstated if elected,” he said. Wilkinson said he has been asked by thousands of people about the mega quarry in Melancthon Township, and his government decided it was not right a small municipality should be forced to fight a huge American hedge fund company. He said with wind turbines, there were over 900 approved by townships and counties before the province took over. He said the province can set stronger rules, and it’s “far better the province has the say.” DeVries said the Green Energy Act “bulldozed over municipalities.” She said, “Private property rights are being taken over by our government.” Papenburg noted with the mega quarry, a Liberal cabinet minister told the municipality it might get a good golf course when everything is finished. She added the NDP would prefer wind turbines be operated by local groups and not huge companies. Another question dealt with property values, and who should be responsible if a property’s value drops or it cannot
sold. The questioner wanted to know if the responsible party is the property owner with the turbine, the wind turbine company or the provincial government that approved it. Wilkinson said in 2005 there were 53 days when people could not safely go outside due to smog. He said the government knew it had to make changes and recognized it is “not an easy task.” He said there are 150,000 wind turbines around the world, and, “It seems to be an issue here.” He concluded “There is no evidence people had property devalued.” DeVries said the government should pay. “They caused the problem. Wind turbines are being torn down in Europe,” and she added Ontario could harness water power, since it has over 200 sites capable of that, something Quebec and Manitoba do. Papenburg said a combination of groups should pay, including the person who has the turbine on his land. She added the government should also be forced to help, and suggested a class action lawsuit might be needed, but, “I believe government has responsibility.” Smink pointed out that if the government pays, that means the taxpayers are paying. He said Ontario is responsible for only 1.5 per cent of the world’s pollution, and scrubbers have reduced the emissions from coal fired generators. Pettapiece said his party’s position is there should be a moratorium on turbines until a real health study is completed. “Literature review is not good enough,” he said, adding municipalities should be responsible for approving wind turbines. There are six candidates in the current election. Green Party candidate Chris Desjardins was unable to attend. After the meeting, candidates remained in the hall for some time talking to constituents and answering their questions.
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Winning the war There is a certain irony in what seems to be unfolding in the Perth-Wellington riding for the coming provincial election. A poll we read in the Toronto Star Sunday indicates current MPP and Minister of the Environment John Wilkinson has a handy lead, sitting at 43 per cent. While we have always supported Winston Churchill’s assessment of polls and what dogs do on them, the numbers are instructive. That is particularly so after the all candidates meeting held in Alma last week. Polite, sign-carrying protesters picketed against Wilkinson and the Green Energy Act, did not block traffic and, as far as we saw, did not disrupt entry and exit. But their behavior was not only reprehensible inside the hall, but it also likely turned off many people. So, while they might think they won their battle of “telling him what we think of him,” they may have lost the war for the hearts, minds and votes of many at the meeting. We had an exchange of messages with a wind turbine opponent for whom we have every respect, and she acknowledged disrupting meetings might make frustrated people feel good, but the tactic is a losing one. We suspect protesters created sympathy for Wilkinson among the undecided. For his part, Wilkinson handled himself deftly, stating he knows there are disagreements between the government approach and those opposed to the Green Energy Act. He stated we live in a democracy and the people will decide whom they support on Oct. 6 when Ontarians go to the only poll that means anything, and he is willing to live with whatever decision the people make. Recent news indicates the wheels are starting to fall off the government’s position. There is a lawsuit being launched against the first wind farm approved under the Green Energy Act. There is another court battle being launched to stop energy companies from buying out properties and preventing owners from making any statements about their housing problems. And CBC News reported the Ministry of Environment, Wilkinson’s ministry, has been “downplaying” the number of complaints from Ontario’s biggest wind farm near Shelburne. For all of that, Wilkinson is leading in his personal race for reelection, and his boss, Dalton McGuinty, is now in a virtual dead heat with the Progressive Conservatives under Tim Hudak. Some might be scratching their heads about that. What they do not seem to realize is both men are superb salesmen. McGuinty has lied to people so often it should be automatic that his government gets turfed. Instead, there is a very good chance he will remain premier. Wilkinson managed to sell Ontario on the HST, with the government even blatantly bribing voters with their own money (suuuurrrrrre, the tax is revenue neutral - and here is $1,000 to ensure that is so; plus here is a rebate on your hydro bill that is soon going through the roof). Police tell us constantly, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” But Ontario is buying it. We cannot blame McGuinty or Wilkinson. They are running a slick campaign. They are also bad mouthing the Progressive Conservatives and the NDP. That’s okay, though. Both of those parties are bad mouthing the Liberals and each other. In 35 years of covering elections, we have never seen so many nasty press releases. If Little Bo Peep loses her sheep, one of the party leaders is sure to get the blame for it. It is that ugly in the party war rooms. Meanwhile, where is the real leadership? Are any leaders running to benefit Ontario, or are they just running for the power of being in government for another four years? McGuinty and Wilkinson are a dynamic team. It is no accident Wilkinson has been touted by many as the next Liberal leader. He and his boss are equally effective. Meanwhile, having won their battle facing Wilkinson, the protesters now seem to be losing their war. David Meyer
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Taxes may be paid at the following locations: · Township of Mapleton Municipal Office, 7275 Sideroad 16 by cash, cheque or debit/interac · at most Financial Institutions or · by Telebanking with most financial institutions. There is a mail slot available at the office for payments being made after hours. Postdated cheques for the due date are accepted. Taxes may also be paid by mail addressed to: Township of Mapleton, PO Box 160, Drayton, ON N0G 1P0
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING DRAYTON AND MOOREFIELD WASTEWATER RATES TAKE NOTICE that a Public Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. with respect to the Drayton and Moorefield Wastewater Rates. Pursuant to the Notice Provision By-law any person who has notified the Clerk Patty Sinnamon at the above address, no later than 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 shall be given an opportunity to make representation with respect to these proposed by-laws for Drayton and Moorefield Wastewater Rates. Any written submissions received will be read at the Public Meeting. A copy of the by-laws will be made available by Thursday, October 6th, 2011 without charge from the Township of Mapleton Administrative Office located at 7275 Sideroad 16 during normal office hours. Alternatively, the by-laws may be viewed on the Township web-site (www.mapleton.ca). INTERESTED PERSONS may attend this meeting and/or make written or verbal representation.
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OFFICE CLOSED – Thanksgiving Day 7:00 p.m. - Regular Meeting of Council 1:00 p.m. - Regular Meeting of Council
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Mapleton Musings Column courtesy of Mapleton Historical Society Stirton Circuit of the Methodist Church We recently had the opportunity to read the minutes of the official board of the Stirton Circuit from 1884 to 1920. There were five churches in this circuit: Stirton, Goshen, Ebenezer, Wesley and Shiloh. Stirton Church was on Lot 1, Stirton (8th concession, former Maryborough) 1868; Goshen church was on lot 13, 7th concession, former Peel, 1879; Ebenezer church was on Lot 11, 11th concession, former Peel, 1867; and Wesley Church is on lot 13, 10th concession, former Peel, 1862. One minister was hired to look after to all five churches in the circuit. There is no mention of Shiloh Church contributions after the May
1985 quarterly meeting. It would have been impossible for one man to conduct weekly Sunday services at all five churches. The minutes record the licensing (appointment) of local preachers to conduct those services where the ordained minister could not be present. Sabbath schools for adults as well as youths were also apart of church activities. The parsonage was at Stirton, beside the church. The minister was paid a $650 apportion as follows: salary $300, board $217, horse keep $50, incidentals $2, travelling $10 and children $36. No this does not total $650, but apparently he was paid the agreed amount. It is not recorded whether the minister travelled by horse back
or by horse drawn buggy and sleigh. Either way he must have kept busy travelling around on a Sunday as he was expected to preach in three locations. The “Plan of Appt.’s - Stirton Circuit” (circa 1884-85) sets out the times and who will be conducting the service at each church in the circuit. There is no date on this plan but records show Reverend Tydill (preacher no. 1) was the minister at this circuit from 1884 to June 1886. Although only bi-weekly services at Ebenezer and Wesley at Goldstone were scheduled, one could speculate one of the local preachers would conduct the worship service when the minister was not scheduled. It appears Sunday evening services were held bi-weekly
at Stirton, Goshen and Shiloh churches, but not at Ebenezer and Wesley. Perhaps the Sabbath Schools met on Sunday evenings. It is not clear where the missionary sermons to be preached by the Reverends Buggin and McCulloch would be heard. The life of a circuit minister must have been a busy one, as he had such a large area under his care. With a good horse it would have taken several hours to travel from one congregation to the next, as he visited his parishioners and attended to church business. Of these five churches only Wesley (Goldstone United) still stands and is used as a place of worship. submitted by Jean Campbell
Schedule - This plan shows how busy circuit ministers could be.
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Drayton Entertainment offers variety show DRAYTON - On Oct. 2 Drayton Entertainment will open the doors of the Drayton Festival Theatre and give the public free access to view the rehearsal process for its ultimate cabaret, The 19th Annual Alan Lund Memorial Scholarship Variety Show. The event showcases some of Drayton Entertainment’s finest performers, with a unique twist: all proceeds from the sale of tickets go toward scholarships that are awarded to deserving individuals pursuing careers in the arts. In addition, Drayton Entertainment has announced a portion of the proceeds for this year’s event will be designated to the Actor’s Fund of Canada. Officials say this is a wonderful way to salute the distinguished career of Alan Lund, with scholarships in his name
that should enhance the careers of others. Lund passed away on Canada Day, 1992, but his memory lives on – not only through his myriad of contributions to the performing arts, but also his talent and dedication, which were essential to the founding of Drayton Entertainment. He conceived, directed and choreographed both Vaudeville and Hurray for Hollywood for the theatre company’s inaugural season. As artistic director of The Charlottetown Festival, Lund established an international reputation for presenting Canada’s finest musicals. The rehearsal process for the Alan Lund Memorial Variety Show is captivating to see. Watch as a remarkably talented group of performers,
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behind-the-scenes crew and technicians bring a spectacular cabaret performance together in just a few hours under the direction of artistic director Alex Mustakas. “Our objective for this exclusive look behind the scenes is to provide the public with a glimpse at the intensive preparation and creative processes involved in mounting a theatrical performance, and present it in a way that is both enlightening and entertaining,” said Mustakas. The event complements the strategic goal of Culture Days, which is to raise the awareness, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their own communities. Drayton Entertainment’s free event runs from 12 to 2pm. Attendees are encouraged to make a donation to the Alan Lund Memorial Scholarship Fund by purchasing a ticket for the 3pm variety show. “We are pleased to once again be a part of the Culture Days festivities, and to provide a candid look into the creative process,” said Mustakas. “We look forward to welcoming the community and introducing more people to the magic of live theatre.” For a complete listing of Culture Days events in the region, please visit www.culturedays.ca.
Extremely thankful Dear Editor: September was ovarian cancer month and Amanda Newton, my daughter, and I had the privilege of being on the organizing committee with Amy Ballantyne for the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope on Sept. 11. It was quite an undertaking, but because of some very generous local people, we were able to present a wonderful day for participants and survivors. Although the event was held in Victoria Park in Kitchener, there were many local friends and supporters who helped out in many ways. We are so grateful to Dale Franklin from Bloomingdales for co-sponsoring the participant t-shirts with Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Cambridge. And AMI Attachments in Floradale didn’t hesitate to sponsor the survivor and volunteer t-shirts. We were concerned about the possibility of inclement weather or lack of shade, but Norwell Dairy Systems, without hesitation, let us use their wonderfully spacious marquee tent. Gilles, my husband, was the delivery and pick-up boy and organizer of all things physical. Thanks, too, to Lou Latham (dad and grandpa), who lent us his gazebo tent. Our new friend and manager at the Drayton Foodmarket was
more than willing to donate all the water for the walk. When I approached Yvonne Schieck to ask about the possibility of a door prize from Drayton Entertainment, our request was shuffled to the top (I should have asked a little earlier) and she sent it off to Karen Valenta who worked her magic and gave us two tickets to the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse or St Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre. T & J Studios (that’s Amanda’s business name) donated three lovely photography packages for inclusion in some of the prizes. Zeal for Teal had some lovely scrapbooking offerings for the prize box, too. Reg and Liz Samis happily agreed to lend us all the chairs we needed and some tables. Drayton Reformed Church (thanks Tammy) kindly told us to help ourselves to however many other tables we needed. There were many other Kitchener businesses and individuals whose generosity made the day possible, but I wanted to point out how much we appreciated the support of our own hometown neighbours and friends. It would have been
a bit of a sad state of affairs if we imagined the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope in Victoria Park in Kitchener without our giant tent, tables and chairs, t-shirts for everyone, plenty of water and some lovely prizes. You are the best. And we can’t forget our wonderful Sunflower Seeds Team who worked and walked the 5km with us that day. Special thanks to this group of extraordinary gals. Jason Newton and Shawn Bauman were the tough guys and security guards - and guess how much they had to guard? Over $32,000. We were more than thrilled at the total amount raised – and there was still more that trickled in after the walk. How blessed we are to live in such a generous and supportive community. Again, we want to shout from the top of the Drayton Theatre - that’s the highest point in downtown Drayton, isn’t it - “Thank you, thank you, thank you. I love living in a small town - especially this one.” Amanda Newton, Glynis Belec, Co-chairs of the 2011 Ovarian Cancer Canada Kitchener Mini-Walk of Hope
Celebrations The family of Bert & Mary Hesselink Invite you to join us in celebrating their
50th Wedding Anniversary at an Open House on Sat, October 8, 2-4pm Drayton Reformed Church, 74 Wellington St. N. Best Wishes Only
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Maryborough Terrace adopts non-smoking policy by Wilma Mol MOOREFIELD - The Maryborough Township Housing Corporation (MTHC) recently adopted an aggressive non-smoking policy at the Terrace Seniors residence here. As of July 1, all new tenants will be required to sign a tenancy agreement that includes a no-smoking clause. Essentially this means all new tenants and their visitors or guest will not be permitted to smoke tobacco in any of the rental units, on balconies, patios or anywhere else on the property. The new policy is currently being grandfathered in so that all current tenants of the Terrace will be exempted for the duration of their tenan-
cies. Non-compliance with the policy will result in one written warning and any subsequent violations will result in immediate eviction. Regardless, the MTHC Board encourages existing residents to voluntarily comply. The decision to establish a no-smoking policy is the result of a tenant survey that showed 75% of all residents in favor of such a move. “We have found that our residents greatly appreciate the amenity of smoke-free living,” said MTHC board president Jim Curry. “In addition to the health benefits of a no-smoking policy, we hope to provide residents with cleaner, better maintained units and a reduced risk of fire.”
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Project Name: Conestogo Wind Energy Centre Project Location: The project location is situated entirely within Mapleton Township and is bounded in the north by Highway 6, in the east by Sideroad 18, in the south by Fourteenth Line and in the west by Sideroad 16, as shown in the map below. Refer to Figure 1. As noted in the legend, a solid black line indicates the project location. In addition, Figure 2 illustrates the project location at the point of interconnection. The project location ends at P1 at which point the remaining infrastructure is owned by Hydro One Networks, Inc. (HONI). Dated at Mapleton Township, this the 21 day of September, 2011 Conestogo Wind, LP (a wholly owned subsidiary of NextEra Energy Canada, ULC) is planning to engage in a renewable energy project in respect of which the issuance of a renewable energy approval is required. The proposal to engage in the project and the project itself is subject to the provisions of the Environmental Protection Act (Act) Part V.0.1 and Ontario Regulation 359/09 (Regulation). This notice is being distributed at the request of the Ministry of the Environment (MOE). The MOE has screened the submission according to the requirements set out in the Regulation and the application has been deemed complete. The MOE has requested that NextEra Energy Canada provide an update to the public in order to describe recent changes to the project. Project Description: Pursuant to the Act and Regulation, the facility, in respect of which this project is to be engaged in, is a Class 4 Wind Facility. If approved, this facility would consist of nine (9) 2.3-megawatt wind turbines and one (1) 2.22-megawatt wind turbine with a total maximum name plate capacity of 22.92-megawatts.
Changes to Project Design Based on comments received from the public, Conestogo Wind, LP has made modifications to locations of some project components. Refer to Figure 1. These changes consist of: A) re-routed access roads for turbines 7 & 8 and removed crane path crossing the creek; B) re-routed access roads for turbines 9 & 10 and moved overhead cabling from turbines 9 and 10 along Fourteenth Line to an underground route; C) sections of the overhead transmission line moved underground to avoid impacts to mature trees; D) a meteorological tower was moved from one land parcel to the adjacent parcel.
Revised REA documents that reflect these changes will be available at the Mapleton Township municipal office on Friday, September 23. The Mapleton Township municipal office is located at 7275 Sideroad 16, Drayton, ON N0G 1P0. The documents can also be found on the website www.CanadianWindProposals.com. Figure 1
Proposed 44 kV Overhead Electrical Line Proposed 44 kV Underground Electrical Line Proposed 34 kV Underground Electrical Collector Project Location Municipal Boundary
End of NextEra Energy Canada Electrical Line
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Project Contact and Information To learn more about the application, please visit the project website at: http://www.CanadianWindProposals.com. NextEra Energy Canada, ULC 5500 North Service Road, Suite 205 Burlington, Ontario L7L 6W6 Phone: 1-877-257-7330 Fax: 905-335-5731 Conestogo.Wind@NextEraEnergy.com Alma
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NOTICE OF CHANGE TO A PROPOSAL FOR A RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT