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NextEra donation may be filtered through Township of Mapleton by Patrick Raftis MAPLETON TWP. NextEra Energy is planning to donate $100,000 to Trees for Mapleton, but the organization wants the money to be funneled through the township. At the Dec. 11 Mapleton council meeting, CAO Patty Sinnamon reported NextEra is willing to contribute $20,000 per year for five years to Trees for Mapleton. Sinnamon noted Trillium funding received in the past by the program is ending and “the funding is critical to sustaining the program.� Sinnamon explained in her report that NextEra is requesting a charitable receipt and since Trees for Mapleton is not a registered charity, they are requesting the funds flow through the municipality,

similar to arrangements under which the township accepted donations on behalf of the PMD arena expansion project and Alma Community Centre. Councillor Mike Downey, who sits on the Trees for Mapleton board of directors, said the group actually wants council to put the NextEra donations in an “environmental fund� which could potentially be drawn on by other environment-related group as well. “We are concerned about the public perception in that Trees for Mapleton has been a positive for the community and yet this wind project has been a negative,� Downey stated. However, it was pointed out NextEra would have to approve any move to share the funds with other groups. “I think from NextEra’s

point of view, they like Trees for Mapleton very much and that is what they want the money to go to,� said Wellington County senior planner Mark Van Patter. “Trees for Mapleton needs money - the bottom line is, accept it and put it in a Trees for Mapleton account and be done with it,� said councillor Jim Curry. Councillor Andy Knetsch said, “I think it makes sense to create an ‘environmental’ account - it’s a very general word. “I would definitely support creating a separate fund which people can apply for.� Council passed a motion to receive the funds from NextEra “for environmental projects within the township.�

Local wind energy centre now online TORONTO - NextEra Energy Canada announced on Dec. 21 that its affiliate Conestogo Wind, LP, has completed construction and brought into service its 22.9 megawatt Conestogo Wind Energy Centre. The project, located in Mapleton Township, is comprised of 10 Siemens wind turbines and is capable of generating enough power for approximately 5,700 homes in an average year. All of the power from the project is being sold to the Ontario Power Authority under the Feed-In-Tariff program. Conestogo Wind, LP, an indirect subsidiary of NextEra Energy Canada, owns and operates the project.

by Patrick Raftis MAPLETON TWP. - The Community News would like to wish everyone a safe and happy 2013, as we take a look back on an eventful year in 2012. The following is just a small sample of the news that made headlines in Mapleton Township in the past 12 months. January A group opposing NextEra Energy’s Conestogo Wind Energy Centre appealed the Ministry of Environment’s decision to approve the facility to an environmental tribunal. The group opposed NextEra’s plans for a 10-turbine, 22-megawatt wind farm southwest of Arthur. Residents in the area have opposed the project

“We are pleased to have completed our first wind project in Ontario,� said Mike O’Sullivan, NextEra Energy Resources senior vice president of development. “In addition to generating clean, emission-free energy, this project will have a positive impact on the local economy through the jobs created, taxes paid, lease payments to landowners, and goods and services sourced throughout the region.� The Conestogo Wind Energy Centre is the first of eight wind projects NextEra Energy Canada plans to bring into service by the end of 2015 in Ontario. Combined, NextEra Energy Canada’s eight Ontario wind

projects represent a capital investment in the province of approximately $1.5 billion. In addition to the Conestogo Wind Energy Centre, affiliates of NextEra Energy Canada own and operate the 20MW Moore Solar Project and the 20MW Sombra Solar Project, both located in Lambton County. Outside of Ontario, affiliates of NextEra Energy Canada own and operate the 81MW Ghost Pine Wind Energy Centre in Alberta, the 30MW Pubnico Point Wind Energy Centre in Nova Scotia, and the 54MW Mount Miller and 54MW Mount Copper Wind Energy Centres in Quebec. About NextEra Energy NextEra Energy Canada, Continued on page 3

Contribution to arts - Drayton Entertainment artistic director Alex Mustakas was recently presented with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Advertiser file photo

Mustakas receives Diamond Jubilee medal STRATFORD - Drayton Entertainment artistic director Alex Mustakas has joined the ranks of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal recipients. Mustakas was among seven Wellington County residents presented with a jubilee medal at a ceremony at the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Hall in Stratford on Dec. 18. The medals were presented by Perth-Wellington MP Gary Schellenberger. A summary of Mustakas

accomplishments, provided by the MP’s office states the performer, producer, and director, “has made extraordinary contributions to the arts in Canada. “He is the founding artistic director and CEO of Drayton Entertainment, a registered, not-for-profit charitable organization and one of Canada’s most successful arts organizations. “Under his astute leadership, Drayton Entertainment now consists of six venues in Ontario and is the third largest

regional theatre company in Canada. “Beyond the arts, Mustakas is a renowned fundraiser, who has successfully raised and donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to numerous charitable and humanitarian causes since the early 1990s.� In a press release issued by Drayton Entertainment, Mustakas said he was very pleased to receive the medal. “I am deeply honoured to be recognized with the Queen’s Continued on page 3

Looking back at 2012: The Year in Review almost since it was announced three years ago. A report from the township’s chief building official revealed building activity in Mapleton decreased slightly last year. David Kopp’s Jan. 10 report showed the number of permits in 2011 was 278, compared to 306 in 2010. The estimated value of construction activity decreased from $31.97 million in 2010 to $26.21 million. Consequently, the permit fees dropped from $241,278 in 2010 to $219,020 in 2011. Halfway through the National Hockey League season, Drayton native Nick Spaling was on pace for a career year. As of Jan. 24, Spaling had registered 15 points (seven goals, eight assists) for the

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Nashville Predators, to go along with 10 penalty minutes, 62 shots on goal and a plus-one rating. His 2011-12 point total surpassed his previous high of 14, which he tallied in 74 games in 2010-11. Rhythm On Ice, a synchronized skating team from Arthur that features several Mapleton Township skaters, brought home a gold medal from the Synchro Capers Invitational Competition event in Newmarket. Thirteen teams from across southern Ontario competed in the pre-novice level competition. The township’s newest committee - economic development - held its first meeting on Jan. 17 and council approved its first recommen-

dation on Jan. 24. That recommendation was to erect an industrial park sign and to offer space on it to businesses in the park. Liz Samis was the unanimous choice to chair the committee. Moorefield’s Josh Kueneman and Riley Cribbin helped the major bantam ‘A’ Woolwich Wildcats capture the championship at the International Silverstick tournament in Port Huron, Michigan. The team came out on top with a record of 6-0, including four shutouts, and outscored their opponents 24-3. February A group of residents stepped up its battle to stop ten wind turbines from being erected near Arthur - and used

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the courts to do so. Preserve Mapleton Incorporated filed a judicial appeal of the Ministry of Environment’s approval of NextEra Energy’s Conestogo Wind Energy Centre. That meant delaying its appeal to the Environmental Appeals Tribunal until after the court hearing. Mayor Bruce Whale told Fire Chief Rick Richardson to extend council’s thanks to the volunteer fire department after council heard the yearend report. Richardson said the department responded to 164 calls between Dec. 1, 2010 and Nov. 30, 2011. The department uses those dates for the annual report. The numbers are up 30% from 126 calls in the previous year.

The Ontario Fire Marshal’s office instructed fire chiefs to be on the lookout for barn parties - in particular stag and does and wedding receptions - and ensure they do not take place. But Rick Richardson, fire chief of Mapleton Township, said until an official announcement is made, most fire chiefs in the province have no interest in enforcing the Fire Marshal’s request, first unveiled at a fall chief’s meeting. “Every fire chief in that room said we’ll quit before we do that,� said Richardson. Tyler Robinson continued to take the Ontario arm wrestling world by storm. The 22-year-old Moorefield resident, named 2011 Rookie of Continued on page 2

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The year that was: 2012 offered many highlights, headlines

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Silver smiles - Alexandria Geerlinks and Laura Mantler won silver medals in the showcase group/family category at the 2012 Weskate Competition in Mount Forest. The girls were among 45 skaters from the Drayton and District Figure Skating Club who managed to bring home 59 medals, good enough for second overall at the competition, which featured teams from Arthur, Dundalk, Durham, Harriston, Kincardine, Mount Forest and Palmerston. Community News file photo

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2012: The Year in Review

FROM PREVIOUS PAGE for a little less money,” Whale said. GRCA CAO Joe Farwell noted the Grand River watershed is 300km long and, at 6,800 square kilometres, is larger than Prince Edward Island. It flows from Dundalk in Dufferin County to Lake Erie. The Grand has four major tributaries, the Nith, Speed and Eramosa Rivers, plus the Conestogo River that runs through Mapleton. It amounts, said Farwell, to over 11,000km of streams. Mapleton’s 2012 levy is about $79,000 an increase of just over 2%. Mapleton council decided to fix entrance signs to the municipality rather than take them down. Councillor Jim Curry wanted all the signs removed because they are in such poor condition they reflect badly on the township. Councillor Mike Downey said, “We’ve spent good money on these signs. Why don’t we spend a little to touch them up?” Once again, this village is abuzz with excitement and talk about Nick Spaling. The 23-year-old Drayton native helped the Nashville Predators advance to the second round of the National Hockey League playoffs with a 4-1 series victory over the Detroit Red Wings in the opening round. The Predators were set face the Phoenix Coyotes in the second round. Spaling to this point, has registered two assists in the playoffs, as well as a plus-three rating and over 15 minutes of ice time per game. Grade 10 CELP (Community Environmental Leadership Program) students from Norwell District Secondary School in Palmerston joined grade 5 students from Maryborough Public School in Moorefield for a tree planting project on April 20 at Guelph Lake Conservation Area. Over 400 students from the Upper Grand District School Board took part in the project, in cooperation with the GRCA and Wellington County’s Green Legacy Program. May It will cost over $12,000 to create a mural in Moorefield and Mapleton council agreed to pay some of the cost up front to help pay the artist. Public works director Larry Lynch gave council a report on the project and made the request for a $5,400 down payment to artist Allan Hillgendorf, who will create the mural on panels and place it on the K.A. Hammond building in the village. The mural will be 12 feet high and 32 feet long.

All smiles – Kristyn and Keely Franklin pose with their customized Terry Fox t-shirts at Drayton’s 2012 run in September. The run generated over $25,000 for cancer research. Council had already agreed to pay half the cost of the project, which will depict the history of Moorefield. The 4th Annual Zeal for Teal fundraiser for the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope was held at the PMD Arena in Drayton last weekend. Over 100 women gathered to scrapbook and craft their way through the day - while raising funds for a good cause. This year’s event had a wild west theme. Walter Grose was the Mapleton Township winner when Wellington County and the Volunteer Centre of Guelph Wellington presented the annual county awards for volunteering. Grose was recognized for his work with the Wellington County Farm and Home Safety Association, Work Place Safety Prevention Services advisory group, University of Guelph Chapter of the Canadian AgriMarketing Association, Alma United Church and Silver Lake United Church Camp and the Alma Strawberry Social, as well as other organziations. Tina, a three-year-old standard poodle, owned buy Allison Cowie, of Moorefield, beat out 750 other poodles to become the only Canadian dog to ever win the overall Best of Breed title at the Poodle Club of America’s (PCA) 80th National Specialty Dog Show in Salisbury, Maryland. “It’s pretty much the biggest poodle show on earth,” said Cowie. Preserve Mapleton

Incorporated (PMI) lost its judicial appeal of NextEra Energy’s 10-turbine wind farm southwest of Arthur. The Superior Court of Justice has suggested an award of costs of $5,000 to the province and the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) director who issued the decision, and another $30,000 to NextEra Energy. PMI was given three weeks to formally argue against those suggested costs and the appellants given ten days after that submission to argue against it. One community’s loss turned into a gain for a neighbour. Minto is losing a ballpark with the construction of a new OPP detachment in Teviotdale. The lights from that ball diamond will be moved to the Moorefield ball park, which is receiving a number of improvements this year. It was a perfect day as the Conestoga Sailing Club to open its new dock on May 22. The dock building project was spread over two years. With the upgrade to the dock, approximately 40 years old, came modern amenities, making it wheelchair accessible, with bumpers built right into it so boats do not have to carry them for docking protection. June Winners of the annual Moorefield Bicycle Rodeo at the Moorefield optimist Hall were: Renee Babin, Connor Scheerer, Chloe Brooklyn, Jillian McIntryre and Dawson Continued on next page

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Online - NextEra Energy Canada announced on Dec. 21 that its affiliate Conestogo Wind, LP, has completed construction and brought into service its 22.9 megawatt Conestogo Wind Energy Centre located in Mapleton Township. photo by Patrick Raftis

Local wind energy centre now online FROM PAGE ONE ULC is a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc., (NYSE: NEE), a company with revenues of more than $15.3 billion, more than 41,000 megawatts of generating capacity, and approximately 15,000 employees in 24 U.S. states and Canada (through its Canadian subsid-

iaries) as of year-end 2011. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida, NextEra Energy’s principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which serves approximately 4.6 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rateregulated electric utilities in the United States, and NextEra

Energy Resources, LLC, which together with its affiliated entities is the largest generator in the United States of renewable energy from the wind and sun. For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit, NextEraEnergyResources. com, or

Mustakas receives Diamond Jubilee medal FROM PAGE ONE Diamond Jubilee Medal,” said Mustakas. “I really feel that at the heart of Drayton Entertainment is an enthusiastic commitment to community, so it is deeply meaningful to me.” Drayton Entertainment currently operates six theatres in St. Jacobs, Drayton, Grand

Bend and Penetanguishene, with a new theatre, Dunfield Theatre Cambridge, set to open in March 2013. Since their inception in 1991, each theatre has had an enormous impact on the communities in which they are involved, welcoming over 200,000 theatregoers each year. Other Wellington County

recipients of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals who were honoured at the Stratford ceremony were: Murray Farwell of Mount Forest, Larry Grummet of Clifford, Robert Kerr of Mount Forest, David Stack of Arthur, Lynda White of Arthur and Ross Wilke of Harriston.

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New year brings new challenges A new year always brings, depending on your level of optimism, either new opportunities or new challenges. As we embark on the journey that we will eventually look back on as 2013, it seems an opportune time to offer some new year’s wishes to those that will shape the coming annum to some degree. To the committee of adjustment for the Township of Mapleton, we wish the wisdom of Solomon. They will surely need it to create a solution to the MDS mess that’s playing havoc with the future plans of residents and would-be-residents of Wellington Road 10 in the township. The committee will need to put forth a truly inspired solution in order to divert this train from its current trajectory toward a likely Ontario Municipal Board hearing. Still thinking locally, we wish executives at NextEra Energy a thick skin when they react to news that Trees for Mapleton would apparently like a promised donation of $100,000 over the next five years basically laundered through the Township of Mapleton’s books. Although a report before council on Dec. 11 indicated the reason for the request that funds flow through the township is that Trees for Mapleton isn’t set up to issue a tax receipt for the donation, councillor Mike Downey stated another factor was also in play. Downey, who sits on the Trees for Mapleton board of directors, said the group actually wants council to put the NextEra donations in an “environmental fund” which could potentially be drawn on by other environment-related groups as well. “We are concerned about the public perception in that Tree for Mapleton has been a positive for the community and yet this wind project has been a negative,” Downey stated. Okay, fine - if that’s how you feel. But then isn’t the answer, “We don’t want this money,” and not “Let’s find some way to distance ourselves from the source”? At the county level, we’d like to wish the proponents of the active transportation plan a few peaceful moments to go over the numbers and perhaps reconsider the need for a $24 million plan to basically encourage people to hop on their bikes or go for a walk. If there are municipalities where the facilities to accomplish these modest aims don’t exist, perhaps we could concentrate a smaller amount of cash in those locations and accomplish just as much. Yes, we recognize the plan is also designed to address perceived tourist demand for an interconnected network of trails across the county. However, we’d be really curious to see some projections on how many tourists would be interested in biking or hiking through the region before we get too excited about that prospect. Provincially, we wish the for the leadership on both sides of the ongoing dispute between the government and the teachers’ unions some perspective on the issues and the will to find a solution to their differences that doesn’t impact students. Educating young minds is too important a task to be derailed by something as avoidable as the current labour dispute. Nationwide, we wish the federal government the foresight to exercise some reasonable judgement as it pursues its cost-cutting agenda. Spending must certainly be controlled, but necessary expenditures on public safety and environmental preservation shouldn’t be chopped arbitrarily. Walkerton redux we don’t need. And finally, on a global scale, we wish fervently that by the time this article hits print, U.S. legislators will have found a way to agree on a plan to keep their economy from falling over the much-discussed “fiscal cliff ” - and dragging the rest of the world with it. Happy New Year? We truly hope so. Patrick Raftis

Looking back at 2012: The Year in Review FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Grey. Drayton Heights Public School cheered on four of their student athletes on May 23 as they attended the Special Olympics held at St. James Catholic High School in Guelph. Over 50 other surrounding schools were in attendance to take part in a day of track and field events. Chris Kurz’s “ultra marathon” raised close to $15,000 for two charities. The Listowel resident said he was “ecstatic” to successfully complete his June 9 run from Listowel to Drayton and back - a total distance of about 64km - in bunker gear traditionally reserved for firefighters. The run itself raised between $10,000 and $12,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. A pancake breakfast held in conjunction with the run raised about $1,270 for a memorial to North Perth firefighters Ray Walter, and Ken Rea, who died in a Listowel fire in 2011. Hamilton resident John Varty was in Drayton on June 15 as part of his cross-Canada tractor tour to film a documentary about farming. He quit his job as a history professor to concentrate full time on the project, which included several days in rural Wellington County. Council held a public meeting on June 12 to consider an application by Wellington Construction Limited of Palmerston to remove a holding designation on lands in Drayton so a 17-unit apartment building could proceed. The applicant was also proposing eight single family homes. A pair of international fastball teams entertained about 500 people in Moorefield on June 20 - with a local mural project the big winner. The New Zealand Black Sox swept the doubleheader against the Argentina national team at the newly-refurbished ball diamond. New Zealand players had nothing but praise for the refurbished ball park, with the fence moved back and new lights installed. The event

Moorefield mural - Cutting the ribbon at the official unveiling of the Moorefield Mural were, from left: Greg Hammond of K.A. Hammond & Company; Ginny Franklin, Moorefield Mural Committee (MCC) member; Larry Lynch, Mapleton public works director; Dave Campbell, MMC member; Allen Hilgendorf, mural artist; Mapleton Mayor Bruce Whale; Tom Wood, MCC member; and Shirley Hammond. raised about $3,000 for the Moorefield historical mural project. July If the smiles were any indication, the Canada Day celebrations across Mapleton were a resounding success. Events included a breakfast in Moorefield, a motor-less parade in Alma and a host of events at the Drayton Fairgrounds, ranging from horseshoes to beach volleyball. Plans for construction of an 11,000-square-foot health centre on the Palmerston and District Hospital site moved one step closer to reality. The North Wellington Health Care (NWHC) board approved a preliminary financing plan for the project, which will be financed through a joint effort of municipal financing, hospital investment and allocated special funding from the hospital’s foundation. Stephen Street, acting CEO for NWHC, said plans for the project are “in their infancy” so it’s impossible to attach a dollar figure until the project goes to tender. Preserve Mapleton Inc. (PMI) announced a last-min-

ute decision to withdraw from an Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) hearing on a controversial 10-turbine wind farm project southwest of Arthur. PMI issued a statement indicating the unavailability of a key medical expert caused the group to withdraw from the process, which was slated to begin July 13. PMI concluded the testimony of Dr. Robert McMurtry, who was unable to participate due to a medical condition, was “essential to substantiate” the testimony of other witnesses. Groundwater sources in Mapleton will be mapped as part of an upcoming geological survey by the provincial Ministry of Northern Development and Mines. Abigail Burl, a geologist with the ministry, informed Mapleton council of plans for a multi-year 3-D mapping project covering a region from Mount Forest to Elmira. The study will take in parts of four counties or regions (Grey, Wellington, Perth and Waterloo) and provide a better understanding of “the distribution and characteristics of sub-

surface aquifers (buried sand and gravel) that host important groundwater resources,” Burl explained. To mark its 125th anniversary Peel Maryborough Mutual Insurance (PMI) erected a new digital sign. The official unveiling of the sign was held on July 20, and officials said it had already proven to be beneficial, helping to publicize a county-wide fire ban and Mapleton watering restrictions declared the week prior. Mapleton saved the cost of a $10,570 inspection and maintenance contract for aeration tubing in cell 3 at the Drayton Lagoon, after consultation proved the work would be superfluous. At the July 10 Mapleton council meeting, director of public works Larry Lynch reported that after further consultation, he has determined the work he had recommended on May 22 would be “redundant.” August The Township of Mapleton started looking for a new director of finance, as Michael Givens accepted the position Continued on next page


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Santa wraps up parade tour in Alma

Santa’s entourage - Leading the way through Alma, during the annual Alma Santa Claus Parade on Dec. 23, these two youngsters strapped their own wheeled vehicles to a Christmas float, clearing the path for Santa who was close behind. photos by Kelly Waterhouse

All aboard - Joining in the family tradition of the Alma Santa Claus Parade on Dec. 23, the Jefferson Farm family wished the hundreds of onlookers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Reindeer ready - Charlie, the Golden-doodle, a soon-to-be graduate of a therapy dog program, was happy to dress-up to watch the Alma Santa Claus Parade on Dec. 23.

Travelling band - Welcoming Santa to town with musical accompaniment, a group of musicians toured Alma’s main street.

Moo-ry Christmas - Dairy farmers got into the spirit of the season at the Alma Santa Claus Parade.

The Year in Review

FROM PREVIOUS PAGE of treasurer with the Township of Wellington North, where he will replace former treasurer John Jeffery who retired in early May. Four area school bus companies have filed a claim against the Ontario government, claiming a new tendering policy for bus routes has killed their businesses. Epoch’s Garage in Kenilworth, Cook Bus Lines in Mount Forest, Doug Akitt Bus Lines in Belwood and a numbered company owned by Alma’s Dave and Anna Langdon filed the claim last month with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. The government introduced the new system in a bid to save money, but small bus companies contend the system is unfair. The companies say they were unable to complete the bidding process or lost routes they had run for years. A proposed master plan for recreation in the township was unveiled to the public at an open house at the municipal council chambers on Aug. 8. Five key concerns surfaced through citizen input to the plan: - poor playground conditions; - the need for upgraded

washrooms at recreation facilities; - accessibility and safety issues at most recreational facilities; - the need to fine tune service delivery and organization; and - better signage and emergency addressing. Fairgoers came out for a fine time in Drayton, enjoying a great array of events despite a wet weekend. While the rain washed out the truck pull planned for Friday night and a lawn tractor pull on Saturday, most of the events, including all the livestock shows, went off as planned and were well attended, said Schieck. A rain delay Saturday night backed the tractor pull up by about an hour and a half and a problem with the pull boat created another half-hour delay, causing the event to wrap up around 3am. Sunday’s demolition derby drew as well as in past years, filling the stands with about 1,200 people, Schieck estimated. Staff and councilors here will receive a 1.9 per cent pay increase for 2012. Council passed bylaws implementing the increase at its Aug. 19 regular meeting. Raises for staff Continued on next page

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By Laurie Langdon

Chapter Two: Breakdown (Continued from Dec. 14 Reflections column) In addition to what was going on or, might I say, what wasn’t going on in our marriage, I had other struggles. For a number of years I had been suffering unbearable anxiety

brought about by a series of events beyond my control. It started when, about 15 years ago, within the period of just a few months, my career ended. One thing led to another and in a very short time we had sold our home, had purchased another and were in the midst of moving. Also at that time, my wife had a miscarriage and I discovered my dad had cancer and had about two months to live. The capstone of it all

was when a very close family member committed suicide. The sight of him laying there on the basement floor after the paramedics had exhausted all efforts to revive him has been permanently fixed in my memory. All of the above, along with having to make all the necessary funeral arrangements, returning home to move and back again a couple days later for the funeral, was all bear-

able – until I returned home. I had gone to bed and had fallen asleep when, about three o’clock in the morning I awoke with an intense and unbearable anxiety. To tell a long story in a short amount of time, my stomach seemed to shrink to the size of my fist and I couldn’t eat or sleep for days. I lost thirty pounds in two weeks. Overwhelmed with the fear that the absolute worst thing ever was always about to hap-

pen to me, I couldn’t function normally. The very smallest chore was an immense mountain. Every task was enormous. It was hell! Years of doctors and anxiety and depression treatments passed and, by God’s grace, I managed, but the anxiety remained. I would often wake in the middle of the night in absolute terror and lay there for hours, falling asleep briefly, only to wake up to face

the day, still as tired as I was when I went to bed, depressed and anxious. I was miserable. I prayed a lot, but my unanswered prayer led only to annoyance with God. I literally felt abandoned and ignored by him and often wondered if he even knew me at all. I remember praying sometimes like this, “God, I believe you exist, but I really don’t think you believe I do!” To be continued …

The year that was: 2012 offered many highlights, headlines

FROM PREVIOUS PAGE and council were made retroactive to Jan. 1, 2012. Mayor Bruce Whale will be paid $15,952, and councillors will be paid $12,407. That pay includes all council and committee of the whole meetings, as well as all special meetings for which the mayor has requested all councillors attend. Upgrades to the Maryborough Community Centre got the nod from Mapleton council as the priority project for a Canadian Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF) grant program Council will apply for onethird funding for $265,000 worth of work on the facility. Proposed upgrades include an access ramp, roof replacement, building retrofit and a new entrance sign. The Palmerston Marlins Bantam girls fastball team earned a bronze medal at the Eastern Canadian Championships in North River, Nova Scotia. The team made it to the semi-final game, but lost 7-2 to the host Nova Scotia team, finishing with a 5-3 record and a bronze medal. Sarah Seifried of Drayton received the tournament all-star outfielder award, while Brianna Donaldson of Gorrie was named an all-star at second base. Team members include: Larissa Hill, Emily Duck, Michaela Tolton, Kadie Morrissey, Sarah Seifried, Brandi Grose, Briana Donaldson, Sierra Bertrand, Samantha Binkley, Nicole Ross, Jessica Thompson, manager Dwayne Binkley, head coach Mark Matheson, coach

Laura Matheson, coach Paul Tolton and coach Jane Tolton. September Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) officials were hoping a new study would result in a lower cost for a major spillway construction project at the Conestogo Dam. The authority has been facing a 2015 deadline to address deficiencies to the Conestogo Dam spillway capacity identified in a 1997 dam safety study. Based on that study, a cost estimate of over $20 million was placed on the spillway project, which would involve constructing a channel around the dam to direct water into the Grand River. “Hopefully it will turn out to be less expensive. Then we will roll that into our five-year forecast,” said GRCA communications officer Dave Schultz. A $250,000 expansion and renovation project to accommodate full-day kindergarten at Alma Public School received the go-ahead from the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB). The work at Alma Public School is part of a series of 10 renovation and construction projects for full-day kindergarten approved by the board, in June. Drayton’s Terry Fox Run organizers were thrilled with the record turnout on Sept. 16, as over 200 participants and volunteers banded together to raise $25,143 for cancer research. “I’m so inspired by the families and individuals who come out every year and I think it is so cool that they consistently commit to this cause,” said head organizer Louise Ellis, who was

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Canada Day fun - The Mapleton Fire Department hosted a waterball competition that offered participants a chance to cool off while having fun at the Drayton Fairgrounds on July 1.

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also quick to point out that many new participants attended this year. In fact, participation more than doubled from 2011. Some hope emerged for farmers in the 19 identified drought disaster areas in Ontario, including Wellington County, thanks to a program launched at the Canadian Federation of Agriculture roundtable at the federal, provincial and territorial agriculture ministers’ meeting in Whitehorse. Hay East is a program with an Ontario contingent co-chaired by Mennonite Disaster Service and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) and involves many other agricultural organizations across the country. The program has a mandate to work to sustain livestock through the winter by delivering much-needed hay from western Canada to eastern Canadian farmers affected by severe drought conditions this past summer. October Matt Ottens of Moorefield placed first in the 32,000 pound class, while Leon Altena of Alma topped the

22,000 pound class in the 2012 EkotuningCorn King of the Pull competition. Ottens recorded a pull of 295.7 at the final pull in Fergus on Sept. 16, scoring a total of 54 points for the three events including earlier pulls in Drayton and Elora. Altena, with a pull of 259.3 topped the Fergus event in his class and finished with a score of 60 points for the three events. In the 32,000 pound class, John Driscoll of Moorefield finished second with a three-pull total score of 50, followed by Michelle Ray of Drayton, with 48 points, and Joe Kieswetter of Alma with 47 points. Mapleton council supported a call for the provincial government to take over responsibility for school crossing guards. Council agreed to support a resolution from the Municipality of Central Huron seeking changes to Ontario’s Education Act to make the Ministry of Education the responsible authority and have the ministry cover the cost of school crossing guard programs rather than local governments. “I think it would be something the school

Celebration Harold and Susan Lammers and Albert and Shirley Scholten are pleased to announce the engagement of their children

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boards could probably do better than us having anything to do with it,” said councilor Neil Driscoll. Wellington Junior Farmers completed their final road cleanup of the season on Oct. 14. The Drayton-based club, adopted Wellington County Road 7 three years ago and cleans up the stretch between Wellington Roads 10 and 11 three times a year. The club looks forward to serving their community on a regular basis and they try and do as many projects as they can to improve the Wellington community. The official ribbon cutting for the Moorefield mural was held Oct.16. Dave Campbell of the Moorefield Mural Committee (MMC) thanked all those involved in bringing the project to fruition. A special thank-you was made in person to mural artist Allen Hilgendorf, was was unable to see the mural installed earlier this year. The artist has experienced a remarkable improvement in his health and hopes to continue decorating small towns across the province. The grand opening of the new Norwell Dairy building in Drayton was held on Oct. 27. The company has been operating out of the new facility

since January. President Hilco Stevens said the company, which employs over 100 people, including about 65 at the Drayton location, is confident they are in the right spot. “We do believe with this move that, as Norwell Dairy, we are in the right location to serve the local dairy farmers.” November Three Mapleton Township employees were recognized for lengthy service to the municipality. Building inspector Becky Burnnett was recognized for 10 years of service, CAO Patty Sinnamon was recognized for 15 years of municipal service and Les Robinson was recognized for 20 years in public works. “It’s really great when you get a chance to recognize people with that much service to our municipality,” commented Mayor Bruce Whale. Mapleton made plans to hire a consultant to identity financial impacts and set rates for a proposed water metering system in Mapleton. Council directed staff to prepare a request for proposals (RFP) to prepare a report for the potential metering of Drayton and Moorefield. In a report to council, public works director Larry Lynch noted that over the past several years there has been “considerable discussion and research regarding the merits of a water meter program for both Drayton and Moorefield.” Nicole Hessels, a Grade 10 student at Norwell District Secondary School, competed at the OFSAA Cross-Country Championships in Brampton on Nov. 3. Competing against 266 of the province’s top qualifiers, Hessels finished second, earning a silver medal, in a time of 15:14. Hessels finished three seconds behind Charlotte Prouse of London Central. Hessels and Prouse raced previously this season at the Waterloo County and Fanshawe Park invitationals. Saturday’s finish marks their closest of 2012. Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece presented Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals to three Mapleton residents, Jean Campbell, Paul Day and Pat Salter, in Arthur on Nov. 7. The medals, honouring the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s assention to the throne and her contributions as Continued on next page

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Looking back at an eventful 2012: The Year in Review FROM PREVIOUS PAGE the sitting monarch, are handed out to Canadians for contributions to their communities. Medals were also presented at the Arthur ceremony to Dr. Bob McFarlane and Donna McFarlane of Mount Forest and Ray Wightman of Clifford. Mapleton council gave approval in principle to a Wellington County-wide plan for a $24 million trail system that calls for over $1.25 million in trail upgrades in the township. Wellington County planner Sarah Wilhelm told council the local contribution is projected to come in at $77,800

over 20 years, with the county picking up the lion’s share at $1,173,440. Wilhelm said much of the work to be done in Mapleton would be on county roads and funded 100 per cent by the county. Building activity in Mapleton in 2012 continued at a pace well ahead of 2011 levels. Chief building official David Kopp filed a report updating council on building activity at the Nov. 13 council meeting. As of the end of October 2012, the municipality had issued building permits for construction valued at $36,968,069, compared to

$23,168,065 in the first 10 months of 2011. With the Minto-Mapleton area about to lose two longserving doctors to retirement in the next year, Minto council was asked for support for physician recruitment efforts. Council agreed to consider a request for a $10,000 contribution to local health professional recruitment efforts in 2013 budget deliberations after hearing from members of the local recruitment committee at the Nov. 20 meeting. “In Minto-Mapleton, over the next year, we are preparing for the retirement of two long-

standing physicians,” one each in Drayton (Dr. Chris Donald) and Harriston (Dr. John Vanderkooy), stated Shirley Borges, chair of the MintoMapleton Health Professional Recruitment Committee in a report to council. December Mapleton council directed staff to apply for funding for a water tower in Drayton, under a newly-announced provincial infrastructure program. On Nov. 15, the Ontario government announced a $51 million grant program, the Municipal Infrastructure Investment Initiative (MIII) a capital

program for roads, bridges, water and wastewater projects. Council made the project a priority as staff reports indicated planned residential and industrial development will make water pressure and flow a concern for firefighting in the community. Drayton resident Jo-Anne Brown began looking for members to join a volunteer committee to establish a skateboard park in the community. The committee’s goals will include establishing a budget to present to council and gathering resources and input from the community, and as well as

determining a proper location for a skateboard park. Mapleton’s committee of adjustment deferred a decision on minor variance applications for three properties on Wellington Road 10. All three properties are at the centre of a dispute over changes to Minimum Distance Separation (MDS) provisions in the township’s new comprehensive zoning bylaw. The three applications were deferred for further review at the next committee meeting on Jan. 9 at 9:30am. The Community News wishes everyone a Happy New Year.



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OBITUARY McIsaac, John Douglas “Jack”; of Drayton passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 in his 96th year. Beloved husband of the late Virginia (Brautigam) McIsaac (2002). Dear father of Jim McIsaac and his wife Nancy of Palmerston, Donna and her husband Roy Charters of Harriston and Kathryn and her husband Ron Schweitzer of Milverton. Loving grandfather of Renee and her husband Leon Giroux of Calgary, Geoffrey McIsaac and his wife Angela of R.R.#2 Drayton, Michael McIsaac and his wife Beth-Ann of Harriston, Lisa and her husband Mark Leslie of Harriston, Teresa and her husband Paul Armstrong of Drayton, Derek Charters and his wife Myca of Listowel, Patti-Jo Schweitzer of Milverton and Bobbi-Jo Schweitzer of Waterloo. Loving great grandfather of Shayla, Shannelle and Declan Giroux;

Payton, Cohen and Taryn McIsaac; Avery, Jack and Geana McIsaac; Zach, Cole and Cassie Leslie; Madison and Brett Armstrong and Zoe Charters. Predeceased by his parents Isaac and Mary Ann (Hammond) McIsaac, brother Donald McIsaac and great grandson Austin McIsaac in infancy. The family received friends on Friday, December 21, 2012 at the Heritage Funeral Home, Drayton where Rev. Calvin Brown conducted the Funeral Service in the Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. followed by cremation. Private family interment service of Cremated Remains in the family plot at Drayton Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the March of Dimes or the Palmerston Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.


DRAYTON RESIDENTS: We hope to build a skateboard park Arena Centennial Park (beside the soccer fields off of county Rd 11). This area would be an ideal location, since it is un-secluded, will be well lit and would limit noise disturbances to local residences. Please consider making a onetime monetary gift in support of this since, we will be relying on the community to raise the majority of funds. If you feel your children or grandchildren would benefit from this idea, please prayerfully consider sponsoring. This project is budgeted at $100,000.00 and would allow for BMX biking, in-line skating, skateboarding and scootering. We are at the early planning stages and would like to determine if this endeavour is worth pursuing (our committee does). Email your commitment to Jo-Anne Brown at: bikerbrown1@live. ca or call 519-729-6363.

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Drayton along with members Mari-Anne throughout the year to ensure the pennies were all collected participate in the Palmerston three keyboard programs Canadian origins, found-These “Their struggles are my MakinginteMapleton Township a priority, Tinholt and Hilarybeing Reibeling. two ladies movement, ed in 1980. she Fox states. sponsors struggles,” the local Terry Run,“And MS bring friendly smiles and a great students work ethicattain to their musical they were donated to Camp Canada Music Week Festival grate creative Dynafit music goals. Once mission statement are proudly equally ran triand the Drayton Music rhythm, singing,Ride andtheory Relay fortheir Life.triumphs Dynafit also the MYC’s fitness centre. They are always willing to helpstudents have col- Bucko, for burn victims. and composition the for parent lected is to any “provide the and best concerns. quality The For the upcoming year she Festival. power and skatingumphant programforforme.” Drayton Minor with questions staffenough offers stickers on their one-hourinsesthermome- is planning two new incentives; music education to young For more information visit “Children are so receptive child in a weeklyHockey 2012. Dynafit believes that being years of experience in thechilfitness“happy industry practice and ters,” they its have a party. This a “Tree of Thanks” incentive to music that it makes sense to sion. dren by blending the personal pleasure achievements emailtraining tanisactive at a, age, learning basic is excited about the Participatingstrategies in a MYC to celebrate the 2010 around Thanksgiving time and use this medium to spark their and thehave joy attained of musicsince making or and having fun while doing it can keep clients openingyear, the Drayton with call 519-638-5715. peopledevelop active for years to come. location sound in 2010. instruction.” Olympics, students earned a “Seed Incentive” in the creativity and develop their class helps children Dynafit takes pride in providing the commuIn an effort to remain current, Dynafit recently Dynafit’s success has also led to a redesign If you require additional help outside of staffed added a nutritional component to its regimen. As to create more floor space to accommodate hours, the team is more than happy to schedule nity with quality service and results. “A healthy community is a happy commuthe fitness industry evolves, it is becoming quite members as well as the addition of new gym an appointment at your convenience. GENERAL evident that nutrition plays a huge role in attain- equipment. The gym contains a complete array State-of-the-art equipment, nutritional guid- nity. We want to educate everyone on how easy CONTRACTOR ing results, improving health and looking great. of advanced fitness equipment and experienced including, ellipFITNESS FOR THEance WHOLE FAMILY and expert personal train- and enjoyable it can be to get, stay and be fit,” With a newly-established Nutrition Coaching RESIDENTIAL ingMemberships are all key components of a great gym, but says Heenan. ticals, treadmills, bikes, free1 weights, weight Year and 6 Month Dynafit is open 24 hours, seven days a Program, Dynafit is able to give clients what machines and more. As an added bonus, the gym Dynafit goes above and beyond by providing 12 Visit and Day Passes Available they need to see results. With so much informa-COMMERCIAL offers a 24-hour access system for clients who personal incentives to get clients in the gym week to members. Staffed hours are Monday to Full Co-ed Gym, 30 Minute Circuit tion on TV and the internet, people often become are unable to work out during regular and moving. Recently 35 people signed up for Thursday 4 to 8pm and Saturday 9am to12pm. If gym hours. for All Ages,Dynafit’s Personal Training DAVID MARTIN and P 519-638-5462 very overwhelmed try to do everything all AGRICULTURAL at Once you are a member theClasses first ever 12-week challenge and col- these hours don’t suit, the staff is also available gym is never closed. 8012This 8thoften Lineleads to short-term success and Dynafit offers state-of-the-art89personalized WellingtonfitSt. S., DRAYTON once. lectively lost over 400 pounds. This challenge by appointment, which can be set up by calling C 519-895-6234 RR#2 N0Gprivate 1P0, one-on(519) 638-2100 ultimately, failure. “We take pride in educating included a step-by-step workout routine, goal 519-638-2100 or emailing jheenan@dynafitexNEW ness/training BUILDINGS programs featuring Drayton, ON to eatF whole 519-638-3833 people on how foods and achieve one personal training is available at any setting and nutritional strategies with the incen- N0G 1P0 Make 2013 your Dynafit year. Their location the body that they want through quality nutritionRENOVATIONS time to provide a that is flexible for tive of a $2,000 cash prize. Participants were and foods they love,” Heenan states. those looking to take advantage of this service. given a ballot each time they met the 12-week is 89 Wellington St. S. plaza in Drayton.

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