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Community News Volume 45 Issue 17

Drayton, Ontario

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Spaling, Predators advance to 2nd round by Chris Daponte DRAYTON - 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, who finished fourth in the NHL’s western conference, won game five over the fifth place Red Wings on April 20 and now face the Phoenix Coyotes in the second round. Spaling, drafted in the second round (58th overall) of the 2007 NHL draft, splits time at centre and left wing. Thus far

NICK SPALING he has registered two assists in the playoffs, as well as a plus-three rating and over 15 minutes of ice time per game. During the 2011-12 season,

Spaling played in 77 games and tallied 10 goals and 12 assists for a career-high 22 points, to go along with 18 penalty minutes and 107 shots on goal. His previous best regular season points total was 14, which he registered in 74 games in the 2010-11 season. In an interview with the Community News before the start of this season, Spaling expressed optimism for his team and said he is fully aware of the support he receives in Drayton and across Mapleton Township, particularly during the playoffs. “It’s kind of like the whole town is behind you,” Spaling said. “It’s always cool to get support from people back home when you’re so far away.”

Mapleton accepts commuter challenge

Proud planters - 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. Clockwise from bottom left are: Jana Bieman, Britney Culling, Anna Ottens-Kane, Paisley Perrie, Tailor Campbell, Julia Croezen and Billy Klaassen. photo by Chris Daponte

Sinnamon: More funding needed by David Meyer MAPLETON TWP. - When it comes to seeking grants for programs council has been running for years, new sources of money will be required. That was the message from chief administrative officer Patty Sinnamon on April 13 during department head reports at Mapleton council. Sinnamon said grants from

the provincial government are drying up, and the township might have to consider private funding. It had learned in a playground report from Sean Kelly earlier in the meeting there are private companies that offer grants for various community projects. Sinnamon said, for example, the township usually applies for funds for four sum-

mer students, but she recently heard there might be enough provincial money this year for only two, and for only six weeks instead of a full two months. “We need to look at private companies,” she told council “We really need to be innovative. Some of the funding that has been there in the past is not there any more.”

by David Meyer MAPLETON TWP. - It is active transportation taken a notch higher - and council here is hoping to ratchet up its efforts in the second commuter challenge. It will have to. The last time Mapleton tackled the Town of Minto in the commuter challenge, Minto “walked” all over its opponent. Town Mayor George Bridge wrote to Mapleton Mayor Bruce Whale in late March to set up the latest test. “In 2009 the Town of Minto officially challenged the Township of Mapleton to a commuter challenge and when the results came in, the Town of Minto won with 1,711km saved,” Bridge wrote, not exactly gloating. “Three years have passed since the last competition and so the Town of Minto would like to officially challenge the Township of Mapleton to another commuter challenge.” It runs from June 3 to 9 and encourages Canadians to leave their cars at home. It rewards walking, cycling and carpool-

ing while celebrating active and sustainable transportation. Helen Edwards and Sandy Turner of the Seniors’ Centre for Excellence are on the Mapleton-Minto communities in motion committee and will be able to provide Mapleton councillors with all the rules of the competition, Bridge said. His letter generated much discussion at Mapleton council; much of it on how to win the battle this time. Whale said, “I’m almost afraid to get into this one.” Councillor Mike Downey said, “We keep score this time - not them.” Councillor Jim Curry said the problem for Mapleton council is most of the councillors work at their own homes or farms, and there are no savings by going to work via bike or a car pool. Whale, who farms, said, “I told Mayor Bridge I walk to work every day.” Councillor Andy Knetsch said, “I think we’re much more environmentally friendly than them.” Whale said council could

try to car pool. Clerk Patty Sinnamon suggested everyone could drive to Drayton and then bike to the township office, which is several miles outside of the village. Downey quipped, “Just don’t expect us to be here at 9am.” Sinnamon suggested finance director Mike Givens could bike to work. He replied, “Not from Listowel.” Councillor Neil Driscoll had the most confidence in Mapleton. “We should tell them when we win, they have to fly our flag for a week,” Driscoll said. Whale agreed that would be the stakes. Driscoll then suggested Whale car pool with Bridge when going to county council with Bridge driving and Whale saving the kilometres. Whale said there is no county council meeting during the competition, but, “We could arrange a special meeting.” Council then accepted Minto’s challenge. “Start exercising,” Whale told council.

Farm severance proposal leads to discussion about tree planting by David Meyer MAPLETON TWP. Council considered what appeared to be a regular severance application on April 13, but the discussion lead to the possibility of more trees being planted in the township. J&C Gleeson Farms has applied for a severance of land at part Lots 7 and 8 Concession 11 in old Maryborough township. The owner wants to divide a 272-acre agricultural parcel into two farm parcels. The sev-

ered parcel is proposed to be 87 acres and is occupied by a dwelling and a chicken barn. The retained parcel is 185.8 acres and is occupied by a hog barn. Deputy-clerk Barb Schellenberger’s report listed the usual conditions required for council’s approval of the proposal after it goes to the county land division committee for acceptance: - it meets the zoning; - there is a mutual drain reapportionment or mutual

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agreement; - there is a copy of deposited reference plan; - taxes paid in full; and - the owners satisfy all the requirements of the municipality, financial or otherwise. When council discussed the issue, councillor Neil Driscoll asked if the municipality could ask, as a requirement of the severance, that the applicant be required to plant trees along the new property line. He said the township is engaged in a project where it

is trying to plant two million trees. “This would be a great way to start. It wouldn’t cost the landowner,” he said. The county green legacy program provides trees for planting on farms. Councillor Jim Curry said the parcel would become L-shaped if the severance is granted. But Driscoll said planting trees along property lines for severances is something the township should seek for all severances.

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“It’s not going to hurt anyone. I’ve seen the results,” he said. Mayor Bruce Whale wondered if that would cause any problems for the farm operations. Driscoll said in some

instances the township has allowed work that “cleared out” trees. He is a farmer, and he said, “As much as I appreciate bare lands … ” Whale agreed council could ask that trees be planted along Continued on page 3


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9th annual Drayton Kinsmen Music Festival a success DRAYTON - The Drayton Kinsmen Music Festival was once again held on Easter Monday at the Drayton Reformed Church. The church was a flurry of activity as competitors performed in 38 classes throughout the day at the 9th annual festival. Fans and participants seemed equally pleased and grateful to the adjudicators. Tania Vroenhoven joined the festival from Hamilton and Luca Gagliano made the trip from Toronto. Some highlights of the festival included renditions of classical and contemporary piano pieces, performances in the new self-accompaniment vocal class, combinations of duets and ensembles, and what officials called the most exceptional vocal classes ever seen at the Drayton festival. Vocal performances included everything from the traditional conservatory pieces and Broadway songs to Adele tunes and a Neil Young tribute. Organizers would like to thank the festival sponsors the Drayton Kinsmen - including Bruce Schieck, Cathy Payne and Helen Moore - as well as

All done - Sydney Neilsen breathes a sigh of relief after finishing her rendition of The Winner Takes it All.

Addressing the class - Adjudicator Tania Vroenhoven provides valuable feedback to Marina Meulenbelt, Emily Smart, Mikaela Dagelinckx and Tiffany Huberts at the 9th annual Drayton Kinsmen Music Festival on April 9. submitted photos

the Drayton School of Music. The festival committee is also grateful to the volunteers, including Alida Hesselink, Anita Kline, Pat Record, MaryLynn Woods, Helen Moore, Corrie Kline, Rachel VanAnkum and Drew Moore. The following participants earned $25 bursaries as determined by the adjudicators: - guitar method: Daniel Keunen; - guitar tab: Nathan McColl; - vocals: Hayley Goreski

and Jack Riehl; - duets and ensembles: Noah Schieck and Wes Schieck and Heidi Frey, Breanna Frey and Vicki Gingrich; self-accompaniment: Taylor Moore; - violin: Paige CaveBrown-Cave; - original composition: Amber Cowan; - junior selection-based piano: Jessa Huberts; - junior open piano: Abby Benyair and Francis

McKnight,; - intermediate selection-based piano: Mikaela Dagelinckx and Shaelynn Thompson; - intermediate open piano: Amber Cowan, Cassandra Hesselink and Alina Kehl; and - senior piano: Rachelle Weber. A full list of festival results is posted at the Drayton School of Music. The 10th annual Drayton Kinsmen Music Festival is set for April 1, 2013.

Committee offers bullying presentation on May 2 PALMERSTON - The Mapleton and Minto Safe Communities Committee will be presenting an information session here on May 2 addressing issues surrounding bullying. Special speakers, child and youth counsellors Jill Hope and Joanne Worth, will be giving a 30-minute presentation and then opening up the floor for questions. The aim of the session is to start a dialogue about bullying and to provide practical insight and solutions. Hope has been with the Upper Grand District

School Board since 1999. Prior to this she served with Family and Children’s Services in Toronto, Newmarket and Wellington County. She also worked locally for the North Wellington Advisory Group running pre-school programs and a resource centre for parents. Hope’s experience also encompasses teaching parenting skills in the community, and running various workshops on building parenting skills. Hope currently serves Palmerston Public School and Drayton Heights Public

School. Worth is also a child and youth counsellor for the UGDSB and she has worked in the children’s mental health field since 1994. Worth has worked in a variety of settings, including the Mental Health Treatment Center, Child and Family Services and serving in Section 23 classrooms, which treat children for a variety of behavioural disorders. Typically these student are placed by the courts or Family and Children Services with the goal of re-integrating them into

the regular school environment. Worth currently serves, Minto-Clifford Public School and Victoria Cross Public School in Mount Forest. A question and answer period will take place after the presentation, with the goal of answering questions about the causes of bullying, signs to look for and what parents can do to address the issue. Everyone is invited to attend. The presentation will take place on May 2 at 7pm at Palmerston Public School (550 Prospect St., Palmerston).


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No objections at Mapleton council to expanded loading dock

These eyes - Chairman George Van Ankum and member Karen Rozema, right, of the North Perth-North Wellington Branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association, thanked guest speaker Dr. Kathryn Alton after her talk about the effects of diabetes on the eyes on April 12 at the Drayton Reformed Church. photo by Bonnie Whitehead

Local church hosts diabetes meeting by Bonnie Whitehead DRAYTON - Chairman George Van Ankum welcomed close to 20 people to an information meeting sponsored by the North Perth - North Wellington Branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association on April 12 at the Drayton Reformed Church. Reports were given regarding memberships, assistance programs, save-a-tape programs, the annual appeal, the video conference on sodium and fat, and the upcoming regional annual general meeting. Karen Rozema introduced guest speaker Dr. Kathryn Alton of the Palmerston Optometry Clinic. Alton was raised on a farm near Lucknow, earned her degree at the University of Waterloo in 2007, and shares her time between both the Palmerston and Wingham optometry clinics. Alton believes her role is an

important part of the diabetes management team to provide total care to the patient. Early detection of any problems is the best way to maintain the best vision care. She discussed the anatomy of the eye, blood vessel and retina. Fluctuating vision could be a result of uncontrolled sugar levels. Insulin helps nutrients enter the cells. The eyes require a high demand of oxygen. Alton displayed many retinol photographs that show a unique imprint of the back of the eye. This allows for better viewing of the vessels and an easy way to check for bleeds and leaks. One case study explored the life of a man who looked the picture of health, although he complained of blurred vision. A diagnosis of diabetes and devastating changes in one eye kept the man off work and on lots of medications. The specialist monitored his

progress and within the year, his eyes were back to normal. Alton shared wonderful tidbits of information that opened everyone’s eyes wider to the need of good eye health, good blood glucose control, possible lifestyle changes and yearly eye exams that are crucial to the well being of the eyes. Eleanor Gordon won the Choice Menus: Cooking for One or Two cookbook in the door prize draw. Van Ankum invited everyone to look over the literature display, to attend the next meeting in Mount Forest on May 1 and to enjoy the lovely luncheon prepared by Alice Van Ankum. For more information about the North Perth - North Wellington Branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association, contact the volunteers at 519338-3181, at npnw@diabetes. ca or by dropping in Tuesday or Friday afternoons from 1:30 to 4:30pm.

by David Meyer MAPLETON TWP. Federal food regulations are forcing a township man to expand his poultry processing plant’s loading dock - but councillors here are unwilling to set up many objections. Council held a public meeting on April 10 for Paul Martin, who has property at Part of Lot 8, Concession 5 of old Peel township, with the municipal address of 7707 4th Line. The property is about 150 acres. He is seeking a zoning amendment to permit an addition to his existing poultry processing plant. The addition is a 1,352 square foot enclosed loading dock. The difficulty for Martin is current zoning restricts his building to 6,760 square feet, and the addition takes him to 8,112 square feet. Martin is being forced to add the space because of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs’ current food safety requirements. County planner Mark Van Patter works for the township and reported he sees no problems with the amendment. There was no one attending the meeting who spoke against the proposal, but council did receive a letter from the Wellington Federation of Agriculture. President Gord Flewwelling wrote, “While we support this application for expansion, some concerns have been brought to our attention by our members that we feel need addressing. Some of our members have had issues with vehicles parking on the 4th Line. This is a safety issue, especially with the narrowness of the roadway and widths of ever-growing farm equipment and trucks using the roadway.” Flewwelling added, “In the interests of safety of motorists, farmers and patrons of the company, we would like to request that the Township of Mapleton work with the business own-

Farm severance leads to tree discussion

FROM PAGE ONE the lot lines. Driscoll added the trees could also be planted east or west along the lot lines. Councillor Andy Knetsch liked Driscoll’s suggestion. Knetsch asked, “Why can’t we start with this application? Why wait? I think it’s a good idea.” Driscoll said of the applicants, “They’ve done their work” on the application, and Knetsch agreed that is true. Councillor Mike Downey wondered about winter applications. But Driscoll pointed out, “We’re supposed to be the leading municipality” when it comes to planting trees. Clerk Patty Sinnamon said she can ask the county’s planners for their opinion on the proposal. But, she added, “As a condition of severance, that’s difficult to implement.” Curry then asked about access to the hog barn on the severed property. Driscoll said there is an access for it at the property. Downey noted there appears to be nothing indicating how manure would be handled. He wondered if the operation will meet the minimum distance requirements. Whale said he could ask for clarification when the land division committee discusses the application. He also noted some of the

numbers in the application did not appear to be accurate. He said he could raise that issue as well as the possibility of requiring tree planting as a severance condition. Council then approved the report. *** Later in the meeting council approved a subdivision agreement that had been on the books in old Maryborough since 1993. The Wyndott subdivision

proposal is 14.47 hectares with 18 lots on two streets, Margaret Court and Sharron Court, located at Lots 21, 22 and 23. Sinnamon’s report said the lands changed hands several times, and the most recent approval came from Mapleton Township last year. Part of the plan is the Markham-Waterloo Mennonite Conference’s proposal to construct a new church, which would be accessed through Margaret Court. The group has

applied to the county through the developer for a severance of the original subdivision lands. There has been no problem with the plan as it was presented, but Driscoll pointed out the very first condition of approval of that subdivision agreement was that trees had to be planted in it. Whale also took note of that, and said of severances in the future “maybe it can” be a condition of severance.


ers to put in place suitable signage directing patrons to proper parking locations. Some of these signs may need to be erected on the roadside.” He wrote, “We are told that there are suitable parking locations off of the roadway; however most customers do not seem aware of where to park safely. With proper signage

and verbal instruction from the business owner to patrons, this safety issue could be eliminated.” Martin told council three years ago he began directing trucks off the 4th Line. “‘No parking’ signs could make a bigger difference yet,” he said. Continued on page 6

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The game of summer

It is a time of year that takes us back well over 50 years as we head into summer. Around the nation, players are gearing up for the baseball season. Sorry, but for us, soccer doesn’t cut it. There were a number of reasons why we thought about baseball on the weekend. First was colleague Chris Daponte recently heading to his first practice. We remember those from the time we were 8 until our early 40s. Then, Mapleton public works director Larry Lynch mentioned at council he is arranging an exhibition game between New Zealand and Argentina this summer to raise funds for a mural for Moorefield. That mural would have ball players on it. The game hit us again Sunday morning when we read about Chicago White Sox pitcher Phil Humber throwing a perfect game. Yes, 27 batters up and 27 batters down; it is one of the rarest feats in all sport and it would have been a pleasure to watch, although soccer fans would probably have been bored, not understanding the science, skill and thinking that goes into such a feat, just as we don’t understand their game. We have seen several perfect games over of the years - but in fastball, where it is no less difficult to set all those batters down in a row with none ever reaching base. Baseball is a cerebral game, and also a game played in inches. A tiny mistake can cause catastrophic events - sort of like a small malfunction at a nuclear plant. And finally, we were more than a little stiff and sore on Sunday night after returning from a school in Arthur. Our son Matt has been attending a pitching clinic there every Sunday since February - except for two flu-riddled weekends when we stayed home. There have been about two dozen pitchers working out for an hour each over a three-hour period. We heard about the clinic last season in the county tournament finals and managed to hang on to the organizer’s phone number for several months so we could get Matt a head start throwing. Actually, that was about all we expected. Instead, the instructors have taken kids, ranging from age 6 or 7 into their teens, and taught them some sound pitching techniques. How to stand. How to pivot. How to get the best possible form and motion. Most importantly, they also teach self defence. One of the worst incidents we ever witnessed on a ball field came when we saw a pitcher at the entry level throw a perfect strike. We were too young to play then, but will never forget the batter sending a line drive straight back into that pitcher’s face, breaking his nose. He never returned to the field, which was too bad, because he was a reasonably good young player. Further, none of his younger brothers were ever allowed to play, either, and several of them were big strong farm boys who could have helped our local clubs. Today, coaches are teaching techniques for self defence. We don’t like all the safety gear kids are being forced to wear. It makes us wonder how we ever survived our own childhood baseball. We were in our 30s before a batting helmet ever arrived as part of our equipment. Today, rule makers are forcing kids to wear helmets with face masks. Catchers take half an inning just to get into their armour. But other than those changes, the game remains much the same. The coaches at the clinic on Sunday talked about batting line-ups and the strategy that goes into making that lineup. And yes, for the uninitiated, there is a strong strategy for that. In fact, it can be a science. The coach explained strikeout ratios, and why a pitcher should never throw change-up pitches to the bottom of the batting order. On the way home, Matt and I talked about force plays. It all brought back our own days of getting ready for the season; something always started as soon as the snow was gone, often during hockey season. This year we hope to help coach. There is a lot to teach and a lot to learn. It should be a blast. David Meyer


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NOTICE OF A PUBLIC MEETING FOR AN AMENDMENT TO THE MAPLETON ZONING BY-LAW AND NOTICE OF COMPLETE APPLICATION - ZBA 2012-05 TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Mapleton has received a complete application to consider a proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2000-84, pursuant to Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended. PUBLIC MEETING Mapleton Council will consider this application at their meeting scheduled for: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 7:00 p.m Mapleton Township Municipal Offices, Council Chambers 7275 Sideroad 16 THE SUBJECT LAND is legally described as West part of Lot 13, Concession 10, with a civic address of 7153 Sideroad 12. The property is approximately 20.4 ha. (50.6 acres) in size. THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT of the amendment is to rezone the subject lands to allow a commercial grain elevator operation. The property is currently zoned Agricultural. MAKING AN ORAL OR WRITTEN SUBMISSION Any person or public body is entitled to attend the public meeting and make written or oral submissions on the proposed zoning by-law amendment. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Township of Mapleton before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council of the Township of Mapleton to the Ontario Municipal Board. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to the Township of Mapleton before the by-law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION regarding this application is available for review during regular business hours at the Township office located at 7275 Sideroad 16 (east of Drayton).

NOTICE PROVISION - 2012 BUDGET TAKE NOTICE, pursuant to By-law Number 2008-024 being a by-law to prescribe the form and manner and times for the provision of notice, that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Mapleton intends to adopt the 2012 Budget at a Regular Meeting of Council on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Any person who has notified the Clerk Patty Sinnamon at the above address, no later than 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2012 shall be given an opportunity to make representation with respect to this proposed budget by-law. Any written submissions received will be read at the Council Meeting. A copy of the by-law will be made available by Thursday, May 3, 2012 without charge from the Township of Mapleton Administrative Office located at 7275 Sideroad 16 during normal office hours. Alternatively, the by-law may be viewed on the Township web-site (www. INTERESTED PERSONS may attend this meeting and/or make written or verbal representation, either in support of or in opposition of the budget.

MAPLETON 2012 GREEN LEGACY TREE DISTRIBUTION DAY The Green Legacy continues in 2012. The Township of Mapleton will again be offering a “Tree Day” where tree seedlings will be made available, free of charge, to residents of the Township of Mapleton. Property owners can pre-order up to a maximum of 50 trees in bundles of 10. Pre-ordered trees will be available for pick-up: Saturday, May 5th, 8:00 am -11:00 am Peel Shop Garage/Mapleton Municipal Office, 7275 SdRd.16, Drayton, ON Food bank donation gratefully accepted. Trees include: Eastern White Cedar, Red Osier Dogwood, American/White Elm, Bur Oak, Red Oak, Eastern White Pine, Red Pine, Norway Spruce, White Spruce, and Tamarack. To place an order, please contact the Township of Mapleton Municipal Office at 519-638-3313 ext. 31 or ext. 21. A limited supply of Cone Composters will be made available for distribution when you pick up your trees

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Mapleton Musings Column courtesy of Mapleton Historical Society Cheese and butter making in Mapleton The Mapleton Historical Society decided to showcase the dairy industry at the Kinsmen Farm Show this year. Although I grew up on farms in the township, I never really appreciated the importance of the industry and its economic impact in this area until searching for information for the show. The early settlers in the 1850s had one or two cows to produce milk and butter for their own use. In the next couple of decades, many of the farmers undertook to improve their animals and increase the size of their herds. This resulted in milk production in excess of the family’s needs. By the mid 1880s farm-

ers were forming companies to build cheese factories in the township. For the next several decades Wellington County was one of two important cheese and butter making areas in the province These factories would purchase milk from farmers in the surrounding area. Milk was transported in cans, by horse and wagon, to the factory. Whey from the previous day’s cheese making was transported back to the farm and fed to the pigs. The factories operated from May to November, the time of year of highest milk production. By the early 1900s the factories started to make butter as well as cheese. The 1889 Ontario Gazetteer listed cheese factories at

Goldstone, Riverbank and Rothsay. This book, published by R. L. Polk & Co., listed the names of businesses and professions in each hamlet. News articles from the 1890s in the Drayton Advocate mention other factories at Glen Allan, Wyandotte and Springhill. An 1892 report states that a rail car load of cheese was shipped form the Drayton station in August of that year. Riverbank and Springhill factories are not mentioned after 1898 and in 1903 equipment at the Glen Allan factory was sold and used for other purposes. The Goldstone factory appears to have closed by about 1910. Rothsay and Wyandotte continued to operate until 1918 or 1919.

In December 1917 J.G.A. McEwen, the manager of the Wyandotte Creamery (former cheese factory), announced it would be closed from January to March but collections would still be made at the factory and at Hollen and Moorefield for Treleaven and Ranton’s Palmerston Creamery. This seems to be the beginning of the end of local cheese making. In 1918 items we read of butter making and cream gathers on the roads once more for Rothsay and Wyandotte factories. Also in 1918, J. McCrea operated a cream station on Wellington Street in Drayton. There was no mention of where this cream was taken for processing into butter. By 1919 E.C. Andrews

and C.E. Smith were agents for the Silverwoods Dairy in London and operated out of the Malcolmson building in Drayton buying cream from local farmers. In December 1919 a company to manufacture butter was created in Drayton with G.H. Awde its secretary-treasurer and J.G.A. McEwen its butter maker. The Western Hotel on Wellington Street North in Drayton was purchased and renovated, an over-flowing well was drilled by Murray Brothers of Moorefield, and by May of 1920 the new Drayton Creamery had made its first batch of butter. In July of that year it was reported that every test in the

creamery’s 17 tons of June butter production was rated #1. Over the years the butter makers in Drayton won many honours for their craft. The following year, 1922, production reached 1,000 pounds of butter per day and the creamery was advertising for more cream patrons. Starting in 1922 the company had a truck picking up cream from local farmers. This creamery operated in the same location, albeit under different owners, until the 1960s. The property became part of the earthen berm on the south shore of the Conestogo River when flood control measures and a new bridge on Main Street were built. submitted by Jean Campbell

Dare to be aware - Arthur and area students recently graduated from the Drug Abuse and Resistance Education (DARE) program, which is designed to teach children how to resist peer pressure and live productive, drug- and violence-free lives. Student presented essays and skits about what they learned through the program at a special graduation ceremony on April 17. The keynote speaker at the event was Jamie Cox, above left, a former wrestler who represented Canada at the world championships in 2006. photos by Wilma Mol

Moving on - DARE Students from Arthur Public School, Kenilworth Public School and St. John’s Catholic School graduated from the DARE program on April 17 at a special ceremony at St. John’s Catholic School. Wellington County OPP Constable and DARE coordinator Laura Gromeder presided over the ceremonies.

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Do what God does Watch God’s every move, imitate his actions, pattern your life after Jesus, listen to and act upon His teachings and you will become like him, just like him. When you do what is right, even though you have done the same things over and over again, you are actually participating in the activity of God,

who is our righteousness. Even though it may be unimpressive, maybe even drab, if it is what God has asked you to do, do it with all your might. It may be a bit of a struggle at first, but as you practice walking in what is right you will discover that you are starting to become more and more like God. In fact, his nature is being imparted to you. The more you practice his presence, the more freely his virtue flows into you, through you and out

from you. He is being reproduced in you. It will happen as you care for your family; it will happen as you faithfully carry out the tasks of everyday life; it will happen as you take your turn each month cleaning your church; it will happen as you set up or take down chairs for your small group meeting; it will happen as you shovel the

gossip; it will happen as you do right things at right times with right attitudes and right motives, in humility, for you have this assurance: “For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: ‘I dwell in the high and holy place, (but also) with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to

neighbor’s driveway or cut his lawn; it will happen as you listen to the same old stories over and over again in the senior citizens home; it will happen as you transport the child of a recently divorced person to his or her dental appointment; it will happen as you give faithfully to God’s work at home and around the world; it will happen as you quit listening to

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A ‘scienterrific’ sleep over - The Drayton Girl Guides, Brownies and Sparks spent the night at the Toronto Science Centre on March 31 for a unique science-packed adventure in Destination Discovery. This science-seeking mission challenged the girls’ orienteering and exploration skills by using their imaginations and powers of creativity and innovation. The trip was made possible through donations from the Drayton Kinsmen. submitted photo

revive the heart of the contrite ones’.” (Isaiah 57:15). God’s nature will be formed in you as you simply do what he has designed you to do: righteousness in all its practical forms. Begin turning off the TV sooner than you are used to. Honour the temple of the Holy Spirit, your body, by asking him to help you curb your eating and drinking excesses, including proper exercise. Give proper care to what you speak out: whether it builds people up, including yourself, or tears them down. Honour those in authority over you in the body of Christ as well as those in positions of government and leadership in your community. Much of what God intends to do in you will be done as you walk in practical righteousness, doing the works which are there for you to do every day. And by simply doing these works you will discover God reproducing himself in you. As you walk with God in pragmatic goodness his image will be stamped upon you and his DNA will be planted within you. Righteousness. Preach it? Yes. Read about it? Yes. Pray about it? Yes. Think about it? Yes. Talk about it? Yes. But above all, walk it.

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FROM PAGE THREE Councillor Mike Downey noted that half of what will become the loading dock was a parking space, and he wondered where those vehicles would now park. Martin said no one used that space. “It was an open loading dock. Now, we’re covering it and extending it 10 feet.” Councillor Jim Curry asked if there is ample room for trucks so they do not have to

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All smiles - Cancer survivor Theresa Scholten greets attendees at the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon on April 19 at the PMD Arena in Drayton. Scholten has worked alongside luncheon hostess Dale Franklin for the last seven years in order to help raise funds for the Listowel Breast Health Centre and the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre. To date, the luncheon has raised $20,000.

Not too young to care - Fouryear-old Jocelyn Newton and friend enjoyed the 7th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon in Drayton last Thursday.

Taking time to help - Cancer survivor Glynis Belec poses beside raffle items at the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon. Proceeds from the event were donated to the Listowel Breast Health Centre and the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre, with an additional 25% going towards Belec’s Sunflower Seeds Team. Belec’s team is preparing to tackle the national Ovarian Cancer Walk of Hope later this fall.

Living proof - Cancer survivors posed proudly with Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon founder Dale Franklin, front row centre.

Contagious optimism - Keynote speaker and cancer survivor Peg Bauman delivered a powerful yet humourous message of hope and inspiration to a rapt audience at the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon on April 19.

Raising awareness - Cancer Survivor Peg Bauman, left, joined forces with Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon hostess Dale Franklin on April 19 in Drayton. The annual event raises funds for the Listowel Breast Health Centre and the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre through raffles of donated items. An additional raffle will be drawn on Oct. 27 to commemorate breast cancer awareness month. Prizes can be viewed and tickets purchased at Blooming Dales. First prize is a decor wall clock, second prize is a quilted wall hanging and third prize is a hand crafted baby afghan. submitted photos

Over 100 ladies attend annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon by Sue Hogenkamp DRAYTON - The 7th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon sprung up earlier than usual this year or rather, it has now become a spring affair. Normally held in the fall, organizer Dale Franklin moved the popular event to April 19, despite October being Breast Cancer Awareness month. “We knew the change might result in lower numbers, but it was necessary because spring is a much less busy time for me,” Franklin admitted. Normally, a capacity crowd of 150 ladies gather at the PMD arena to provide support for the cause, but this year’s numbers totalled just over a hundred.

Nevertheless, the auditorium was awash with bright pink, purple and red outfits as groups such as the Mapleton Mad Hatters, the Palmerston Shady Ladies and the Elmira Maple Syrup Tarts joined other caring women to partake in a delicious lunch and spend a bit of money for the chance to win raffle prizes. Proceeds from this event are donated to the Listowel Breast Health Centre, as well as the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre. Also this year, 25% of the funds collected are being donated to the Sunflower Seeds Team. The team was initiated by Amanda Newton to support her mother, Glynis Belec. After

a 2008 diagnosis of ovarian cancer, Belec beat the odds by defeating the often fatal disease, and is now paying it forward by participating in the national Ovarian Cancer Walk of Hope later this year in Barrie. Belec and Newton are also hosting a fundraiser for their team though the Zeal for Teal craft show on Saturday April 28 at the PMD Arena (further details are available at A unique auction is held every year at the luncheon, and this year was no exception. Participants bid on the opportunity to select and name a one-of-a-kind day lily, bred and donated by Betty Fretz. The name is recorded with the

Pettapiece: Gas tax fairness being denied for rural Ontario STRATFORD - For motorists in rural Ontario, the high cost of gas is bad enough. Many have no choice but to drive. But they also have no choice but to pay the 14.7-cents-a-litre provincial gas tax, even though they don’t see a dime reinvested in their communities. “The gas tax should benefit everyone, but it does not,” said Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece in the Ontario legislature last week. That’s why he supported the Gasoline Tax Fairness for All Act. That legislation would have given rural municipalities a share of the provincial gas tax. The bill was defeated on April 5, when every Liberal MPP present in the legislature voted against it. “Many municipalities are

left out,” said Pettapiece. He told the legislature that in Perth-Wellington, the Town of Minto and the Townships of Mapleton, Wellington North and Perth South are all left out from receiving their share of the gas tax. “The government leaves them out because it says they don’t have any mass transit systems,” said Pettapiece. “In fact, they do. Our mass transit systems are the roads and bridges we use every day.” Pettapiece also noted that unlike the Dalton McGuinty government, the federal government does share the federal gas tax with all municipalities, large and small, urban and rural. He is disappointed not only by the Liberals rejection of what he calls gas tax fairness,

but also by their unwillingness to share information about where the tax is going. “We called the Minister of Finance for details on this and we were told to go to the Minister of Transportation, but they told us to go back to finance,” said Pettapiece. “So we went back to finance, but the minister’s office still hasn’t returned our calls.” The Liberals’ vote on the gas tax was not the first time they have ignored rural Ontario, said Pettapiece. He cited the government’s recent flip-flop on the riskmanagement program for agriculture, as well as its energy policies, which have led to wind turbines blanketing many parts of rural Ontario even where municipalities would reject them.

American Day Lily Society, and is generally chosen to honour a loved one who has battled cancer. This year’s winning bidder chose to name her bloom in honour of local breast cancer survivor Henni Klaassen. Following lunch, the ladies were treated to an energetic and often humourous account of Peg Bauman’s battle with a rare form of cancer known as Paget’s Disease of the breast. Bauman had the group in stitches as she described awkward and humiliating moments, such as having to lie upside down in a compromising position in an MRI tube with her hands above her head. Beneath the humour, Bauman delivered a powerful message of hope, faith, inspiration and optimism. The youngest of 11 children, Bauman described her family as horseand-buggy Mennonites who were not poor - they “just didn’t need stuff.” Tested early in life, Bauman

had to overcome polio as a child. “How we react to what happens to us is important,” she said. “We can’t change the past, but we can change the effect that the past has on us.” In 2005, Bauman noticed an uncomfortable rash that wouldn’t go away. She put up with it for a few months until a friend advised her to get it checked out. The doctor suggested it was eczema and an appointment with a dermatologist produced the same diagnosis. Bauman was still concerned and insisted on a biopsy, which resulted in a diagnosis of breast cancer in the early stages. She describes receiving the phone call just as she was leaving for a funeral, but chose not to buy into the omen, and took strength from her faith. “If life doesn’t turn out the way you want, you have to learn to adjust,” she advised. On Aug. 18, 2005, Bauman underwent surgery, and by the 27th, she attended a nephew’s

wedding, and then went on to speak at a woman’s club later in September. Not one to be held back, perhaps Bauman’s most valuable advice concerned the importance of knowing one’s own body and insisting on the care one deserves. Bauman’s glass-half-full attitude was summed up when she stated “you can lament that roses have thorns, or you can rejoice that thorns have roses.” In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Franklin announced a raffle will be held on Oct. 27. The first prize is a large décor wall clock, second prize is a wall hanging quilted by the “Sew Whats”, and third prize is a baby afghan hand crafted by Barb Waite. Prizes can be viewed and tickets purchased at Blooming Dales in Drayton. Franklin was also pleased to announce the annual luncheon has generated $20,000 over seven years. The 2013 luncheon is on April 11.

Building permits climb with busy March by David Meyer MAPLETON TWP. - The early spring weather and perhaps a better economy has building activity here going great guns again. Chief building official David Kopp’s report to council on April 13 showed that while there was only one house permit issued in March, it brings the year’s total to seven. Furthermore, there were five additions planned at an estimated construction value of $315,000. But it is in the agricultural area that the township appears

to be really moving. There were nine permits for agricultural structures, bringing the year’s total to 21, with an estimated value of construction at $826,770 for the month, and $2.13 million in the first three months of the year. Kopp also issued three demolition permits. As well, three permits were granted for cottage additions and renovations, at an estimated value of $85,000. Three industrial permits were worth an estimated $840,000. The total permits for the month were 25, and they were

worth an estimated $2.36 million. There were 56 permits issued in the first quarter of the year, with construction valued at $5.39 million. Those figures do not quite match last year’s first quarter. There were 28 permits issued in March 2011, with an estimated $4.02 million in construction. In the first quarter of last year, Kopp issued 48 permits with an estimated construction value of $7 million. He told council business appears to be picking up and the department is busy.

Drayton Community News 042712  
Drayton Community News 042712  

drayton newspaper, mapleton township, drayton farm show, community news, sister publication of the Wellington Advertiser