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Friday, October 18, 2013

Council approves new alcohol and revenue sharing policies

Appeal - Wellington County OPP held a press conference last week to renew an appeal for public information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of the driver who hit and killed Lucas Shortreed five years ago. A similar appeal was made by his mother Judie Moore, right, and grandfather Gerald Shortreed, left, who stand with OPP detachment commander Scott Lawson in front of a trailer bearing the image of the youth and information about a $50,000 reward in the case. BELOW: Moore spoke of the personal impact the tragedy has had on her family. photos by Kris Svela

Family, OPP launch new appeal in Lucas Shortreed hit-and-run case

by Kris Svela MAPLETON - Family members and police have made an impassioned appeal for information about the driver who hit and killed Lucas Shortreed five years ago. Shortreed, 18 at the time of his death, was hit and killed while hitchhiking from a party in Alma to his home in Fergus late on Oct. 10, 2008. No arrests or charges have been made in the case, which remains unsolved despite Wellington County OPP tracking down several leads as well as a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Shortreed’s mother Judie Moore led the call for more information at a press conference held five years to the day her son was killed and hosted by the OPP a short distance from where he was killed on Wellington Road 17 east of Alma. “My biggest [concern] is that person (the driver) doesn’t have a conscience,” Moore told the Advertiser after making an emotional statement at the press conference. “Are they out there driving a vehicle today? So what’s to say it doesn’t happen again?” Shortreed’s death and the lack of an arrest in the case have left their mark on the family, Moore added. She said family members rarely get together because of a reluctance to have the topic come up at gatherings. “Five years later I didn’t

expect it to be so hard,” she told the Advertiser. “There’s an overwhelming feeling of emptiness; it’s difficult.” Moore admitted that over time memories of her son are fading, but she stressed he is not forgotten. “Every year you realize you’re losing a little more of those memories,” she said. The family still clings to the hope the driver will come forward and confess - or that police will receive information that leads to charges and a conviction to help bring some sense of “closure” for the family. “We realize Lucas is gone and we’ll never see him again,” Shortreed’s grandfather Gerald Shortreed said at the press conference. “All we ask is for someone to come along and give that lead to bring closure to the family.” OPP detachment commander Inspector Scott Lawson offered his condolences to the family at the press conferMain St. W. Palmerston

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ence and said the investigation remains active, with a detective assigned to check on all leads. He released few details about the investigation, but noted police had received information the day before the press conference. “We feel very strongly there’s people out there who have information,” Lawson said, adding the reward remains in place. Lawson also appealed to garage mechanics, shop owners and scrapyard owners to come forward with any information they might have on the suspect vehicle, believed to be a white 1995 to 1997 Neon which police said sustained damage to its front, passenger side, windshield or the passenger door. Police brought out a replica of the vehicle at the press conference and parked nearby was a transport truck bearing the image of Lucas Shortreed and information about the reward and how to contact police. Gerald Shortreed paid to have the image put on the truck as it travels around the province. “All we can hope for is that the person who did this to Lucas, or someone who knows about it, comes forward,” he said. Family members thanked police for their ongoing investigation and also appealed to the community for help. Anyone with information about the case can call the the OPP at 1-888310-1122.

by Patrick Raftis MAPLETON - New alcohol and revenue sharing policies for events held at municipal facilities have been implemented by the township. The province’s Alcohol and Gaming Commission recently approved Mapleton’s application for a permanent liquor license for six facilities: Maryborough Community Centre, PMD Arena,
 Moorefield ball diamonds, Drayton ball diamond, Moorefield Park pavilion and Centennial Park pavilion. The new policy, effective Nov. 1, requires at least one township employee bartender for all alcohol-related events, including fundraisers, weddings and stag and does. For events sponsored by chartered service clubs, the township will permit club members who are Smart Serve certified to serve as bartenders. Under the new revenue sharing and donations policy, service clubs will share in the bar revenues if they provide bartenders for the event. “This is a win-win for both the township and the service clubs,” stated CAO Patty Sinnamon in a report to council at the Oct. 7 meeting. Councillor Neil Driscoll asked how this would affect service clubs that sometimes provide bartenders for events such as weddings in return for a donation to the club. Driscoll also asked how the policy would affect major events like last summer’s Mapleton

Rodeo. “Those are a couple of the things that we want to address,” said public works director Larry Lynch, who noted allowances for service clubs to be engaged to tend bar by third parties could be addressed in a future amendment to the policy. “It should be clarified – I think we have to try to cover that off,” agreed Mayor Bruce Whale. “The rodeo is a whole different scenario - we will sit down and work out a plan on something like that,” added Lynch. For hall rental events where no cost-sharing arrangement is in place, township employees will manage and operate the bar and $3 per drink will be charged to the event sponsor, renter and/or ticket seller. For fundraising events, where revenue sharing is in place, the policy takes a twotiered approach. For most fundraising events, including stag and does, township employees will manage the bar and $4 per drink will be charged, with 80 cents per drink going to the fundraising organization. However, when the event involves a service club or other organization designated under the policy, Mapleton will provide a cash donation of $1.80 per drink sold to the fundraising organization. In these cases the township will manage the bar by providing one “supervising bartender.” The service club

or designated organization will be required to provide all additional bartenders, who must to be Smart Serve certified. The policy recognizes seven organizations as eligible for the larger revenue sharing split: Drayton Kinsmen,
Drayton Rotary,
Maryborough Optimists,
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 the Optimist Club of Alma, the Mapleton Arena eXpansion (MAX) Committee and the
Palmerston Hospital Gala Committee. Lynch noted the policy is based on a similar alcohol and revenue sharing policy that has been successfully applied in the Town of Minto for quite a few years. At the Oct. 7 council meeting, Lynch noted the township had a short time frame to prepare for the Nov. 1 implementation of the policy. However, he pointed out all arena staff have been trained, in addition to some other staff. A total of 12 staff members have received the necessary training and he expects a total of 15 trained staff will be in place. “A lot of service clubs already have members trained,” Lynch added. A resolution to accept the alcohol and revenue sharing policies was approved by council, with no opposition. However council noted future amendments were anticipated to deal with some of the issues raised. “There’s probably going to be some fine tuning,” said Whale.

Petitioners seek improved floral display by Patrick Raftis MAPLETON - The township is looking into potential solutions after receiving a petition signed by 60 residents about the state of flower planters in Moorefield. In a letter to council, petition organizer Nancy Stanners stated the citizens “are disappointed in the lack of thought put into choosing our hanging baskets.” The letter states the flowers provided “no impact whatsoever,” and asked council to take a different approach for next spring’s planting. “We appreciate the lovely barrels and beds planted by the horticultural society but the most impact for citizens would be large colorful hanging baskets. We hope next year you will give more thought to the flowers for Moorefield.” While agreeing the plant-

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ing done this year provided “no impact,” public works director Larry Lynch reminded council at the Oct. 7 council meeting “direction from council was they preferred the ground level planters as opposed to the hanging baskets.” Lynch also said part of the problem was with the supply of plants available locally. He said staff followed council’s direction in trying to purchase locally. “I believe that part of our problem there was trying to accommodate a lot of different directions. We don’t have a big greenhouse in the community. The reality is you have to have a greenhouse to grow these plants that early in the year,” Lynch explained. Councillor Mike Downey said he understood there had been concerns expressed about flower planting from Alma resi-


dents as well. Lynch said he would meet with local horticultural groups in both communities to try and come up with solutions for next year. Councillor Neil Driscoll suggested meeting with local business owners, who had offered to assist in planning for spring planting. “Several of the businesses who signed the letter said ‘let us help you with the planning and we’ll look after them,’” said Driscoll. Downey suggested the municipality consider non-floral decorations. “I suggest you look into the cost of putting banners up. They’re out there and they’re non-maintenance. We’ve argued about these flowers before and it’s a frustration for everyone,” Downey said. Continued on page 3

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NDP candidate to host MPPs outraged over new gas plant revelations local town hall meeting DRAYTON - Provincial NDP candidate Romayne Smith Fullerton will host a town hall meeting at the public library in Drayton on Oct. 17, starting at 7:30pm. “When I was nominated, I said that I believe an effective elected representative is one who provides an opportunity for people to share information about issues of concern, who asks the right questions and then translates those concerns into concrete political action,” said Smith-Fullerton, a journalism professor at Western University. To reinforce that philosophy and her approach to politics, Smith Fullerton announced the beginning of a “Listen and Learn Tour” this past June, which will take her to all parts of Perth-Wellington leading up to the provincial election. “The objective is to meet with as many groups and individuals across the riding that I can in order to understand the issues that people care deeply

about, that affect them in their day-to-day lives and that need to be talked about during the upcoming campaign,” Smith Fullerton stated. So far, Smith Fullerton has met with a variety of groups and individuals in conference and meeting rooms, coffee shops and around kitchen and dining room tables to hear their concerns and issues. Such get-togethers will continue throughout the campaign, she states. “Now through a series of town hall meetings we will host across the riding, we hope to broaden the participation to the wider community so that we can better understand and give voice to their concerns during the campaign,” Smith Fullerton said. “We also hope through these town halls that folks can get to know me and to consider the NDP as a realistic political alternative for PerthWellington during the next provincial election.”

Skinner encourages citizens to share policy ideas on website LISTOWEL - The Ontario Liberal Party opened up its policy development process on Oct. 7 with the announcement of the new “Common Ground” idea-sharing program. The program is a grassroots approach to crowdsourcing ideas for the Ontario Liberal Party’s platform. Local Liberal candidate Stewart Skinner believes Common Ground offers the residents of Perth-Wellington the chance to focus on opportunities for positive change and growth rather than dwelling on negatives. “Listening to the ideas our residents have is how we create a better future for our communities. It is how we build from the ground up,” Stewart says. “As a Liberal, I want to ensure that we are creating policies that work for the people on Main Street. Common Ground gives people the opportunity to have their voice heard,” he explains. So far, almost 900 policy ideas have been posted and over 5,000 users are weighing in by voting “for” or “against” the ideas, offering comments and engaging in conversation via the platform’s online community ( Skinner encourages PerthWellington to engage in the conversations happening on Common Ground and within his own social platforms. “Our community members all have thoughts on how we can improve our province. I am listening and would love to

Floral display sparks petition FROM PAGE ONE Lynch agreed banners in the downtown area are worth considering. “I see it in all kinds of towns - banners are the biggest impact,” he said. Downey said using banners could be a cost effective solution when factoring in the cost of having staff water the plants. Council agreed Lynch should meet with local stakeholders to consider solutions and directed a letter outlining council’s response be sent to the petition organizers.

STEWART SKINNER discuss your ideas with you,” Skinner says. Residents with a policy idea should submit it via the Common Ground website, or contact Skinner directly via his website, Twitter @modernfarmer or on Facebook at StewartSkinnerPW.

QUEEN’S PARK - Local Conservative MPPs expressed outrage last week, after a special report by Ontario’s auditor general pegged the true cost of cancelling a gas plant in Oakville at $675 million, rather than the $310 million figure originally provided by the governing Liberals. “This waste of money can only be described as outrageous,” said WellingtonHalton Hills MPP Ted Arnott. “And the Liberals’ attempts to conceal the true cost can only be described as devious.” “It’s probably the most appalling waste of taxpayers’ money in our province’s history,” said Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece. The report, released Oct. 8 by Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk also found the $675 million estimate to cancel the Oakville gas plant may ultimately rise by an additional $140 million.



Added to the $275 million cancellation of a Mississauga gas plant, the MPPs say the total cost for the cancellation of the two gas plants will actually fall between $950 million to $1.09 billion. The report indicates the costs could be offset by estimated future savings of $437 million, for a net cost of $675 million over 20 years. The auditor general also reported much of the cost to cancel the Oakville plant could have been avoided. That cost was “significantly more than may have been necessary,” said Lysyk, because of a number of



“questionable decisions” by the premier’s office. “They spent a billion dollars of public money for crass political purposes, just to save five Liberal seats in the GTA,” said Pettapiece. “The Liberals made a conscious decision to put their own political survival ahead of the interests of the people of Ontario,” added Arnott. Arnott also criticized the Ontario NDP, stating the New Democrats “owe Ontarians an explanation after they have propped the government up for the past two years.” Pettapiece said the Liberal

Party of Ontario should pick up “even a small part of the cost.” However, even though Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty resigned in the wake of the scandal last November, Pettapiece said he doesn’t expect accountability from the party. “No one has even been fired over this mess,” Pettapiece said. In an Oct. 8 press release, McGuinty’s successor Premier Kathleen Wynne stated while estimates vary over what the cancellations will cost over the next 20 years, “all of them are unacceptably large.” The premier said new rules, based on the auditor general’s report would be implemented “to make sure this never happens again.” Wynne also said she asked the secretary of cabinet to create new rules “limiting political staff involvement in commercial, third-party transactions.”

Wellington high schools score above provincial average in EQAO testing by Kris Svela GUELPH - Grade 9 and 10 high school students in Wellington County scored at or above provincial averages in the most recent round of Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) testing. Results from the tests, which involved math for Grade 9 students and literacy for Grade 10 students across the province, were released last week. At the Wellington Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) students scored 85 per cent overall on the math and literacy tests, compared to 82% at the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB). The overall provincial average was 82%. “This is good news,” UGDSB chairman Mark Bailey said in a press release issued by the board. “We congratulate the students and their teachers

who have consistently scored the same or higher than the provincial average, but there are lots of ways we can continue to improve.” UGDSB Grade 9 students in the applied math program scored 52%, compared to a provincial average of 44%. Those in the academic math program scored 87%, while the provincial average was 84%. “We are proud of our success in math, but we can always improve,” Bailey said. “There’s a lot of data to analyze at the school and board level, and this will help us identify instructional practices that work.” Grade 10 student literacy scores at the Upper Grand board came in at the same level as the provincial average of 82%. UGDSB boys outscored girls in the applied math program, 53 to 49% for the girls. On the academic side, boys

scored 89%, while girls scored 86%. Bailey said the board continues to look at any discrepancies in scores by gender. And despite poor EQAO scores released last week for Grade 3 and Grade 6 students, Bailey said he is encouraged by the higher scores at the high school level. Bailey optimistic “We’d rather have our students perform well throughout,” he said. “I’m optimistic we’re going to find some key reasons for our disappointments and our successes.” In Grade 9 math testing at the WCDSB, Catholic students scored 87% in the academic program compared the provincial average of 84%; while those in the applied program scored 56%, compared to the provincial average of 44%. Grade 10 literacy scores for Catholic students came in at 85%. The provincial average was 82%.

At the WCDSB individual schools fared well overall compared to the board (85%) and provincial (82%) averages: - Bishop Macdonell students scored 89%; - students at Our Lady of Lourdes posted 85%; - St. James students scored 83%; and - St. John Bosco students scored 80%, a remarkable improvement over the 2012 result of 25%. As for the UGDSB, the overall scores for the four high schools in the Wellington Advertiser readership area are as follows: - Centre Wellington District High School in Fergus, 88%; - Erin District High School, 80%; - Norwell District Secondary School in Palmerston, 81%; and - Wellington Heights Secondary School in Mount Forest, 81%.

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REQUEST FOR QUOTATION 2013-12 2013/2014 Winter Snow Removal For the supply of labour and equipment to provide winter snow removal service at various municipal properties and on Township streets. Quotation forms and specifications can be obtained by contacting Christine at chickey@town. by telephone (519) 638-3313 EXT. 21 or at Quotes will be received until 12:00 p.m. Friday November 1, 2013 at the Township Municipal Office. Lowest or any quote may not be accepted. Larry Lynch, CET Director of Public Works

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In implementing new alcohol and revenue sharing policies for events held at municipal facilities in Mapleton, council and staff have made a practical move that will ensure local facilities can continue to be used as venues for fundraising events for local causes. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) recently approved Mapleton’s application for a permanent liquor license for six municipal facilities. While the changes will mean increased municipal involvement in events that have traditionally been considered community-based, the township is simply recognizing the reality of current legislation and regulations. While not all fundraising events utilize alcohol sales as a revenue source, many do, and the practice has always been a grey area, particularly for private affairs such as stag and does. Recently, the AGCO and OPP have clarified their position on such events and have begun more aggressively enforcing existing liquor laws. Basically, events thrown by individuals or businesses, such as buck and does, are not allowed to advertise, invite the public, or make any money off of the sale of liquor. However, under the new municipal policy, organizers of such events will be eligible for a donation 80 cents per drink sold at events they host under the township’s permanent license. The approach also ensures adherence to regulation, reducing liability risks. The policy Mapleton has adopted is similar to one that has been in place for some time in neighbouring Minto. Originally, there was considerable opposition from groups who felt the municipality was taking away their ability to fundraise through liquor sales. As it turned out, Minto was ahead of the curve in implementing a policy that continues to work, even under the AGCO’s more rigid Patrick Raftis approach.

Council, at a Special Meeting on October 1, 2013, approved the award of water meter supply and installation in both Drayton and Moorefield to Corix Utilities Inc., London, Ontario. Over the next few weeks representatives of Corix and municipal staff will be contacting residents, businesses and facility operators to introduce you to their product, schedule education meetings and make appointments to arrange for your meter installation. There will be many questions from all water users and both Corix and the Township are intent in providing answers to all of these through face to face discussions, detailed information pamphlets and a public meeting. Please watch this column for future updates as we move forward in the next few weeks. It is the intent to have all meters installed and operating by the end of December.

Call for wartime stories

As the seasonal autumn chill begins to set in, our thoughts move toward November, a month highlighted by the remembrance of those who sacrificed their lives for the freedoms we enjoy today. Each year the Community News strives to share personal wartime stories that recall the sacrifices made during the global conflicts that have shaped our present. It’s important for many reasons to reflect on this momentous time in history. We do so not only to honor the fallen, but to remind ourselves of the horrendous effects of all-out warfare and our communal pledge that it must not be allowed to happen again. For Remembrance Day 2013, we invite our readers to submit ideas for wartime stories we can share on our pages on this important occasion. If you know of a veteran or someone with a story of wartime sacrifice or heroism from our community, contact editor Chris Daponte at or call 519.843.5410 ext. 524. Patrick Raftis




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Over 300 businesses throughout the county have been invited to participate in the BR+E survey. Businesses will be asked a series of predetermined questions in a face to face interview. All BR+E interviewers, project coordinators and the entire leadership team sign a confidentiality contract and are committed to this principle. A summary of the survey results and recommendations for future development efforts will be announced at a public meeting at the end of the project. No business will be identified individually.

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Mapleton Township in co-operation with Wellington County is undertaking a Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) project over the next few months. The project utilizes the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the Ministry of Rural Affairs BR+E toolkit.

COUNCIL DATES Tuesday, October 22, 2013 Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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Mapleton Musings Column courtesy of Mapleton Historical Society Walter Charles Moody, local artist Walter C. Moody was born in the Township of Peel. His parents, Walter and Anne Moody, homesteaded on a 100acre farm on the west half of Lot 3 Concession 17, in 1858. Walter learned the wagonmaking trade as a young man. He later worked for Thomas Gordon, a wagon-maker and the first blacksmith in Drayton. In 1882 Walter married Caroline, the youngest daughter of Thomas Gordon. The couple purchased the east 50 acres of the Moody homestead. The Moodys had no children. Caroline Moody died in 1904. Walter continued on the farm

until 1911 when he sold the property and went to Chicago to build carriages. Lore has it that Walter drove a horse and buggy to Chicago rather than travelling by train. Walter Moody may have earned his living as a wagon and carriage-maker and farmer, but he was also a talented artistic painter. He painted large oils on canvas of rural scenes peopled with locals he knew and farm animals. He mounted and framed his own paintings. The frames were fairly wide, flat, varnished wood. A neighbour, now deceased, when interviewed in 1984, told of visiting Moody’s small farm

home. She described how he had painted a scene of Niagara Falls on the stairway wall, a horn of plenty in the dining room, and a fountain in another room. As well the house was filled with his paintings. Unfortunately, these walls were wall-papered and painted over and by now perhaps even the house has been razed. Walter Moody was also an amateur taxidermist. He collected and stuffed a large collection of local birds. The neighbour interviewed in 1884 recalled that he presented her father with “three cages of stuffed birds.” One had small black and white birds, one had

snow birds and the other had gray birds. When Walter sold his farm he left some money, a collection of his paintings and his collection of stuffed birds to the Village of Drayton. No record of the collections being catalogued has been found. There is record of six large paintings (about five feet by eight feet) and several about half that size hanging in the council chambers in the town hall. As a young child I can recall several of the paintings being used for a back-drop for fall fair concerts in the arena on Elm Street. They were no doubt used for similar purposes

around the village. The locals did not seem to place much value on these paintings. In the account of the town hall in the 1957 History of Drayton, there is no mention of either collection, although some paintings still hung in the council chamber and the birds were the library. Only two of these paintings are known to have survived. One is large with the blacksmith, Thomas Gordon, at his forge with cooper Alfred Smith watching and enjoying his pipe. Shown through the open rear door is the railway bridge crossing the Conestoga River. The smaller painting

depicts a flock of sheep. Both paintings have been restored and now hang in the council chambers at the Mapleton municipal office. The collection of stuffed birds resided in a large glass case in the Drayton library for many years. Times changed and it was illegal to catch and mount the birds in the collection. When some renovations to the library were done in the late 1900s the collection was removed from the display. It seems Walter Moody was a generous man who shared the results of his hobbies without remuneration. submitted by Jean Campbell

Last chance to see Godspell at St. Jacob’s playhouse this weekend ST. JACOBS – Godspell is “fresh, vibrant, completely engaging, and an exuberant production designed to lift spirits with its eternal story of friendship, loyalty and love,” Drayton Entertainment officials state. Based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew, this modern retelling of the life of Jesus has touched the hearts of audiences around the world with its sparkling score filled with such iconic numbers as Day By Day, Light of the World, and Turn Back, O Man. “Godspell is a truly captivating theatrical experience,” says Alex Mustakas, Artistic

Director of Drayton Entertainment. “A contemporary twist with great music and audience engagement brings new appreciation to the beloved parables, while being both entertaining and inspiring”. Jake Stern, who performed in the Youth Ensemble for Disney’s High School Musical at the Huron Country Playhouse in Grand Bend, makes his professional Drayton Entertainment debut in the role of Jesus. A remarkable ensemble cast is full of explosive voices and the inspiring young talent of Lisa Michelle Cornelius, Mi-

chael De Rose, Michael Hogeveen, Stacey Kay, Ivan Lo, Alessia Lupiano, Rebecca McCauley and Janelle Murray. Run ends Oct. 20 Godspell plays until Oct. 20. Tickets are $40 for adults and groups of 20 or more are $32. Youth under 20 pay only $20. HST is applicable to all ticket prices. Tickets may by purchased 24/7 online at; in person at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse Box Office or by calling 519-747-7788 or toll free 1-855-372-9866.

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Friends of the Drayton Festival Theatre presents four country artists in one concert DRAYTON – Friends of the Drayton Festival Theatre will present an interactive concert experience with four Canadian country songwriters. Patricia Conroy, Charlie Major, Duane Steele and Jamie Warren will share the stage in Songs and Stories at the Drayton Festival Theatre for two performances only, Nov. 8 and 2 and 8pm. “The calibre of these artists is astounding,” says event organizer Ron Ellis. “It’s a rare opportunity to see four recording artists interact together on stage, as well as hear the stories behind their classic country hits.” The Drayton Festival Theatre, an intimate 1902 Opera House, contains 375 seats and boasts marvellous acoustics that will enhance the concert experience, organizers state. Originally from Montreal, Patricia Conroy has had a life full of music. Starting as a child with musical influences from family and friends, Conroy’s country career began with winning a “battle of the bands” competition that gave her the opportunity to demo original work.

Since then, she has gone on to release six albums with more than 15 hit singles. Conroy has won many awards, including the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Independent Artist of the Year, two years in a row (1999-2000). Charlie Major has had a prolific career that started when he made Canadian history as the first artist to have six number one hit singles on his debut album. When he continued to release nine more hit singles, he was soon signed by a major U.S. label. The move to the States, and the changes to his music that were expected by this new re-

cord deal, were enough to send Major back home to his true Canadian fans. While touring across Canada, Major has won three Juno awards and seven CCMA’s. Spending summers with his cousins playing weddings and parties, Duane Steele’s Alberta upbringing was chock-full of music. His first professional band, Rock ‘N’ Horse, toured and recorded for nine years, achieving 20 top singles and a Juno nomination. As his solo career took off, Steele worked fulltime as a songwriter, eventually returning to the life of tours and recordings. His band was awarded a CCMA, and in 2001

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Ticket information Tickets may be purchased online at, in person at the Drayton Festival Theatre box office or by calling 519-6385555 or toll free 1-855-drayton (372-9866). For more information about the Songs and Stories concert or the Friends of Drayton Festival Theatre please contact Ron Ellis at 519-638-3056.


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By Laurie Langdon One Saturday this past winter it seemed to reach a climax. She had been experiencing severe pain in her right arm and, as the day progressed, it became absolutely unbearable, to the point where we decided a trip to the emergency room in Palmerston hospital was advisable. The doctor on duty quickly prescribed some pain medication, administered a needle for quick relief, and we were soon en route to the pharmacy in Listowel to pick up a prescription for an anti-inflammatory and a pain reliever. Well, the night was long but the medication did have some effect, albeit she developed severe indigestion, stomach sickness and dizziness as a result of taking the pills.

Edith healed My wife, Edith, had been suffering from back pain for years. Many times the pain would spread to her arms, neck, shoulders and lower back, depending on the activity or the amount of strain. She would also have frequent headaches and she was often unable to raise her arms above her head and could suffer with a stiff neck for days. Pain medication seemed to only mask the problem for a short time. Her many treatments with her chiropractor, sometimes three times a week, helped, but did not alleviate the problem.

The next morning we went to church – still in pain and still not doing well. An opportunity was given during the service for those who needed healing to respond. Edith indicated that she would like prayer and she was soon surrounded by several people who placed their hands on her and started praying. Nothing seemed to happen at the time, and so she went about her day, with no apparent change. The following week she returned to the hospital for an x-ray and ultra sound of the shoulder and c-spine (cervical vertebrae: those vertebrae immediately underneath the skull). The results showed acute tendinitis in the right shoulder and a bulge between

the discs just at the base of the neck. So she was recommended for physiotherapy. Incredibly, however, she started noticing that the pain was subsiding. It was minor at first but, little by little, it was definitely improving, to the point that within several days the pain had completely left her body! Wonderfully, it remained so for several weeks. One day, however, the pain returned to her left shoulder as a result of some yard work she had been doing. At that point we did become a bit concerned, but decided right there to simply pause and pray. “Lord,” we prayed, “we choose to stand in the healing that you have already performed in Edith’s

body.” Without much further thought she carried on with her day and, while she can’t quite remember when it happened, within just a very short time the pain was once again totally gone. And it has been totally fine ever since. That was over six months ago, and she has not had to take any medications for pain, she has not had to return to the chiropractor and she has not gone for any physiotherapy. Furthermore, there is no stiffness or soreness in either shoulder, at the base of her neck or in her lower back. A long time ago a prophet predicted that Jesus the Messiah would come who would be “pierced for our transgressions … crushed for

our iniquities; the punishment that [would bring] us peace [would be] on him, and by his wounds we [would be] healed” (Isaiah 53:5 NIV). Well, Jesus did come and he was “pierced for our transgressions … crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that [brought] us peace [was] on him, and by his wounds we [were] healed.” And this prophecy has come true in Drayton! As we have heard many, many other stories of how God has healed others throughout the world and in our own community, we are so grateful to God that he remains very much alive and active, not only in healing, but also in delivering, providing, guiding and saving. What an incredible God!

New radio station approved by CRTC will have capacity to broadcast into Mapleton based Saugeen Community Radio Inc., which will operate the FM station. It was supported by Wellington North council and its economic development department. Township involvement in the preparation work to pave the way for the CRTC licence application started back in June 2011 when council approved a request from its economic busi-

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ness manager Dale Small for permission to use $4,000 out of his department’s budget to help with preliminary work. Small said the money was used to hire a radio broadcast consultant to “assist in the process of determining the feasibility of establishing a community radio station in Wellington North. The requirements of the consultant included preparations and submission of a technical brief and applications

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Euchre party - The annual Catholic Women’s League euchre party was held at the St. Martin of Tours parish hall on Oct. 4. An enthusiastic crowd was on hand despite the foggy weather that evening.

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another’s company and community for the evening,” organizers state. Organizers also offered thanks to all those who helped and made other contributions and to Barry Gourlay’s grocery store of Moorefield for numerous donations. CWL members also appreciate their parish priest’s support (Fr. Peter Golinski); the parish set up crew; the event’s master of ceremonies (Earl Campbell); the evening’s helpers (Martha, Marie, Pat, Rose, Barb H, Marg, Mike, Theresa, Eileen, Dianne, and Barbara); the prize donors and dessert developers; the clean up people; and all who contributed. The CWL invites everyone to attend the next euchre on the first Friday of October in 2014. submitted by Barbara Downey

Group learns about bird house gourds MOOREFIELD - The Sept. 24 meeting of the Moorefield and District Horticultural Society was preceded by a mini-seminar on bird house gourds by Hannah Veld. These special gourds (birdhouse gourd seeds are required) are grown like pumpkins. Veld advises that it’s best to limit the number of gourds on a vine to make sure they will mature. When ripe, the gourds may be taken inside in a cool place or left in the garden to dry out over the winter. When the gourds are dried, Veld makes a small opening to take out the seeds. This opening will also be used by birds who may use the gourd as their house. She decorates

the gourds by painting or dying them or she may use dried flowers, stones or anything she may have on hand. Veld brought a number of gourds to show what can be done. The evening’s speaker was one of the society’s members, Margreth Signer, who demonstrated how to make juices, teas and remedies from plants that grow in our own gardens. Signer learned the art from her mother and grandmother in Switzerland. Her presentation included syrups and/ or teas made from beebalm, lemon balm, linden flowers, red currants, elderberries and elderberry flowers, rose hips and mint. She explained how each was made and what it was

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by Patrick Raftis WALLENSTEIN – Mapleton council has little choice but to support a zoning amendment to allow a horse barn on a property within the hamlet boundaries here. The amendment was requested by Miriam and William Martin for the property at Part Lot 19 Concession 1 of Mapleton. The property’s address is listed as Yatton Road, but it is located within the limits of the hamlet of Wallenstein. The Martins want to build a 660-square-foot shed to house a horse and carriage used for transportation. However, the property is currently zoned unserviced residential (R1A), which does not permit a barn. Wellington County senior planner Mark Van Patter explained the main issue with the proposal is Minimum Distance Separation (MDS) II requirements cannot be met as required under section 6.17.2 of the Mapleton zoning bylaw.


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Drayton Community News October 18, 2013  
Drayton Community News October 18, 2013  

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