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Friday, October 5, 2012

Mapleton councillors unaware new zoning bylaw affected MDS

Royal digs - The Maryborough Horticultural Society (MHS) marked the Queen’s 2012 Jubilee by planting a caliper bur oak at Maryborough Terrace in Moorefield last week. The tree was awarded to District 7 by the Ontario Horticultural Association. One of 17 districts, District 7 has 14 societies under it’s banner, including the Maryborough society, which ultimately won a draw to receive the tree. Organizers decided the Terrace was a well-suited location for the tree since many of the residents there are lifelong Moorefield residents and former MHS members. From left: Clara Bauman, Leonard Bauman, Dorelene Anderson (District 7 director), Linda Timmerman (MHS secretary), Mapleton Mayor Bruce Whale, Ginny Franklin, Jim Curry (Maryborough Terrace board president and Mapleton councillor) and Jo Houston (MHS president). photo by Wilma Mol

Council agrees to defibrillator purchase for community hall building in Alma by Patrick Raftis ALMA – Mapleton council has agreed to purchase a defibrillator for the Alma Community Centre. CAO Patty Sinnamon reported at the Sept. 25 council meeting that the municipality was unsuccessful in a recent application for funding through the Heart and Stroke Foundation for a defibrillator for the facility. Since then, the Alma

Optimist Club asked if the township would consider purchasing the equipment. “I have no concerns with this request and would propose that funding be allocated to emergency measures,� Sinnamon stated in the report. Councillor Neil Driscoll asked if there are any other locations in Mapleton at which the municipality should consider placing a defibrillator. Mapleton Fire Chief Rick

Richardson noted the units are already in place in most publicuse buildings in the township. The cost of purchasing the defibrillator from St. John Ambulance is $1,895 plus HST and includes set up and training. Council approved the purchase, including a recommendation the Alma Optimists be authorized to select two members to receive training on the automated unit.

by Patrick Raftis MAPLETON - Mapleton council has called a special meeting on Oct. 5 as a result of concerns about an MDS exemption in the township’s new comprehensive zoning bylaw. Local residents Alwyn and Lori Woodham attended the Sept. 25 council meeting to raise concerns about a section of the bylaw that waives Minimum Separation Distance (MDS) requirements for lots that are less than 9.9 acres. MDS requirements are dictated by provincial legislation. Mapleton passed the revised comprehensive zoning bylaw in 2010, however it did not come into effect until June 2012, due to an OMB appeal of the bylaw on an un-related matter. Council passed a motion waiving its procedural bylaw to allow the Woodhams to address council, even though they were not on the agenda as a delegation. The couple, who run a cash crop operation in the Moorefield area, asked each council member, as well as CAO Patty Sinnamon, if they were aware MDS requirements were being changed when passing the zoning bylaw. Mayor Bruce Whale pointed out that councillors Andy Knetsch and Neil Driscoll were not on council at the time the zoning bylaw was passed. “I don’t recall this being brought to our attention about MDS being changed on residential lots,� said Whale. “I didn’t pick it out as being an exemption that was being added and I don’t recall it being brought to our attention by our planner.�

“This is a bit of a tough one,� said councillor Mike Downey. “I think the Woodhams are deserving of an apology that this even has to be brought up. The matter was dealt with and put into the history books.� Downey said he has spoken to members of Wellington County’s planning department about the issue and he’s hoping it’s a matter of a “cut and paste error.� “Copy and paste errors do happen,� said Downey, noting there is a copy of a Mapleton bylaw on the township’s website that contains a reference to Centre Wellington instead of Mapleton. “However that doesn’t minimize the problem here,� Downey stated. Councillor Jim Currry said he was definitely not aware of the change in MDS regulations. “At no time do I recall the change being made. I was completely taken by surprise,� said Curry. Knetch asked if any attempt was made to have the county planner at the meeting. Whale said the planner was not available for the Sept. 25 meeting, but council could set up a meeting involving the planner and possibly the township’s solicitor. Driscoll said while not a member of council, he sat in on discussions surrounding the zoning bylaw as a member of the audience and told the Woodhams, “I can feel your pain.� Driscoll said council needs to take immediate action. “There are people putting real money down. There are building permits being applied for on the properties we are talking about. Next meeting might be too late,� said

Driscoll. In an interview after the meeting, Sinnamon said no building permits have yet been filed that are affected by the change to the comprehensive zoning bylaw. During the meeting, in response to the Woodham’s question, Sinnamon indicated there was no specific discussion of MDS during deliberations on the comprehensive zoning bylaw. “We didn’t discuss MDS specifically,� she said. “Agriculture is still our primary industry in Mapleton and we try to do what we can to protect that industry and their rights,� said Whale. “If this one slipped through the cracks somehow we have to apologize for that and see what can be done to correct it.� Downey pointed out, “this bylaw is in contradiction to a number of different laws and acts,� and wondered, “When does our bylaw get superseded by provincial law?� Alwyn Woodham told council, “if this process is wrong, then events proceeding this or following it are wrong as well,� and suggested council shouldn’t approve any building permits “until the issue is settled. “We want it stopped now,� said Woodham. Whale said council would have to discuss the issue in closed session and future meetings involving the planning department and the town’s legal counsel might be needed to sort the issue out. “When you’re sitting here as a council and when you’re passing a bylaw that you didn’t know (anything) about, it doesn’t sit well with me and Continued on page 2

Radstake up for Women of the Year awards for work in cardiovascular surgery by Mike Robinson MAPLETON Former Mapleton resident Tanya Radstake is in the running in the professional category of this year’s K-W Octoberfest Rogers Women of the Year awards. Radstake is the daughter of Paul and Paulette Wilson, of Mapleton, RR1 Arthur. Paulette Wilson explained that Radstake, a perfusionist in the cardiovascular surgery program at St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener, was nominated for the award.

Wilson said the nomination had happened a few weeks prior. Wilson, a nurse herself, explained that as a perfusionist, her daughter operates the heart -lung machine that takes care of a person’s blood while undergoing cardiac surgery. “... and it’s a scary looking machine,� Wilson quipped. Radstake is a graduate of Arthur District High School, later getting her RN qualifications at Conestoga College in 1994. She worked in the United

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States for five years doing work in intensive care before coming back to Canada. Radstake has now been with St. Mary’s for 15 years, and has been the only female cardiovascular perfusionist for 10 years since the program’s inception. Wilson said her daughter was asked to take the perfusionist three-year course at the Michener Institute because the cardiac unit was being set up at St. Mary’s. “She just loves it,� Wilson added. “It is not for me, and I

am a nurse myself.� For two years, Radstake led the St. Mary’s United Way Campaign. She was also on the hospital’s board of trustees as staff representative for two years. “We’re pretty proud of her,� Wilson said. She added her daughter is married to Paul Norman Radstake (also an Arthur high school graduate) and the couple lives in Kitchener. The Women of the Year winners will be announced Oct. 9 at the Waterloo Inn.

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FROM PAGE ONE I’m sure it doesn’t sit well with you, or some of the members of the community. I’m just concerned that it slipped through,” said Woodham. “We were probably concentrating on issues that were highlighted as changes,” offered Whale.

Lori Woodham told the Community News several small lots, created in the 1970s, exist near the couple’s farm. Because the lots are within MDS radius, “everyone has known for the last 10 years that those are dead lots.” However, the Woodhams believe the change to the comprehensive

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zoning bylaw would allow the lots to be built on, effectively restricting future expansion on their farm. An in-camera session was held following the Sept. 25 regular meeting to discuss matters pertaining to “litigation or potential litigation.” After the closed session, council passed a bylaw confirming the actions of council at the Sept. 25 meeting. On Sept. 26 a notice of the special council meeting at 9am on Oct. 5. was posted on the township’s website. The stated purposes of the meeting, which will be held in closed

session are: - education and training – Minimum Distance Separation; - receiving of advice subject to solicitor-client privilege. Linda Redmond of the Wellington County Planning Department said the exemption for existing lots is not unusual and, in fact, is included in the comprehensive zoning bylaws of five of the county’s seven municipalities. Redmond said it was created to account for the fact that most municipalities have vacant lots that were created, but never built on, in Continued on page 3

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Bylaw change impacts MDS FROM PAGE TWO the days when severance of “retirement lots” off family farms was common. “There’s quite a few of them still in the townships,” she said. Redmond said municipalities have the authority to grant exemptions for existing lots within provincial policy. “The idea is, they went through the exercise (of creating the lots) so why aren’t we allowing them to build on them.” Even under Mapleton’s previous comprehensive zoning bylaw, Redmond said lot owners could still apply to build on the lots through the minor variance procedure, which would

also provide an opportunity for input from the public and surrounding landowners. Redmond said the exemption was included in the Mapleton bylaw at the initiative of county planners. “We decided as planners, that it was an appropriate exemption.” Redmond agreed allowing a residence to be built on one of the existing lots could restrict the ability of neighbouring farmers to expand, depending on a variety of factors that go into MDS calculations on a case by case basis. She noted that MDS distances depend on such factors as the size of an addition or new farm building

and the type of livestock to be housed in the building. “Hogs need a bigger setback than cows, for example.” “It would depend on what the calculations say.” The Mapleton bylaw was developed over a period of about two years and included many changes, said Redmond. “At the end of the day there were number of changes and we did go through the bylaw in detail,” she stated. Redmond noted the MDS exemption for existing lots “is certainly not carved in stone,” and can be removed if council desires. “It’s their bylaw,” she explained.

Community downs Listowel FLORADALE 3 DRAYTON 1 Drayton opened the game quickly with an early goal in the first period. Eric Dekkers and Mark Timmerman set up Jerry Robous in front of the net. A quick shot gave Drayton the early lead. However, Floradale tied the game later in the period. Javon Martin carried the puck deep and sent a pass across to Tim Martin pinching in on net. Martin kept his stick on the ice to tip the puck into the top corner. Floradale took the lead midway through the second with a powerplay. Tim Martin blasted a shot from the point and Ryan Weber knifed in the rebound for the go-ahead goal. Both teams fought for the next goal. With less than a minute left in the game, Drayton pulled their goaltender for the extra skater. Tough defensive play by Josh Brohman gave him a shot into the empty net and secure the Floradale victory. Floradale out shot Drayton 36-12. COMMUNITY 8 LISTOWEL 1 Both teams worked hard for the opening goal, but it was Community that was rewarded with two quick ones in the final minute of the first period. Durrell Staken slapped a loose puck out of the air for the opening goal, then set up Kevin Gingrich for a shot from the right side for the second. Tony Martin also assisted on the second goal. Community added two more goals in the second period. Joe Clemmer deked the netminder for an unassisted goal, and Kevin Gingrich blasted a slap shot for the other, assisted by Delmer Frey. Listowel came back for a goal late in the period. Lowell Weber set up Jay Miller for a slapshot along the ice. However, Community pulled away with four unanswered goals in the third. Kevin Gingrich added a pair of goals and one assist. Joe Clemmer followed with a goal and an assist. Tony Martin scored the final goal for Community. Assists were also earned by Delmer Frey and Cal Martin. BETHEL 3 MISSIONARY 2 Missionary scored the only goal in the first period. A clearing shot on net by Brandon Bults caught the Bethel netminder by surprise and gave Missionary the lead. Bethel tied the game early in the second. Jim Wideman sent Brandon Shoemaker away with the puck. Shoemaker crossed the blue line and blasted a low slap shot into the net. Missionary took the lead with a short-handed goal. Curtis Bults skated with the puck for a two-on-one rush.

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Find time for family We have always stressed the importance of family, but the Thanksgiving long weekend seems a perfect time to offer yet another reminder of what truly matters in life. For me, personally, several incidents last week served as a great reminder, including a rare week of vacation. I was not off jet-setting and I didn’t spend a week in a tropical climate. Instead, I simply enjoyed some time at home with my wife LeeAnn and our four-month-old baby girl, Lauren. When the “highlights” of the week include a trip to CostCo, a visit to the office and an outing at the dog park, you know we didn’t do much. I joked several times last week that my wife just wanted me at home to help cut in half the plethora of daily household and child care chores she usually tackles alone while on maternity leave from her regular job. But a lack of plans mattered very little to any of us. Being at home to relax (truth be told, I took on just 20 or 30% of the chores, at best) and spend a little more time with my wife and daughter was as fulfilling as a vacation can get. While it’s true LeeAnn is much more patient than I, and thus far better suited for the daily care of a child, lately it has bothered me somewhat that I may be missing out on a lot of things; the minutiae of everyday life that may seem mundane at the time but often form some of the most cherished memories of being both a husband and a father. So I made sure last week to enjoy every second of it, whether it be feedings, bath time, sharing a few giggles and even changing messy diapers. I also made sure to arrange some alone time for my wife and I, including dining out, a trip to the theatre in St. Jacobs and perhaps a bit too much of our newest DVD obsession: the TV show Sons of Anarchy. One week is nothing in the grand scheme of things, and it went by far too fast, as vacations tend to do, but it was a special time I won’t soon forget. And as dull as it may sound to some, it will likely turn out to be one of the best vacations ever. On the penultimate day of my week off, LeeAnn and I, as well as my parents, two sisters and various other extended family members, attended the wedding of my cousin Adam and his bride Christine. Many at the wedding I hadn’t seen in a couple of years, while others I see weekly, but getting us all together, as a few of us disappointingly noted, now happens only at weddings and funerals. It turns out there is another wedding next year that will have us all celebrating together again, and I plan to keep my personal vow to several of my cousins to reinstate our annual family reunions that seemed to have fallen by the wayside over the past few years. But really, despite our respective schedules, seeing each other once or twice a year is grossly insufficient. There’s no excuse for not making the effort to get together more often. At last week’s wedding I enjoyed many personal conversations, countless laughs and even a few dances (believe me, it wasn’t pretty), but it was a much more sombre detail revealed prior to the wedding that provided the most powerful reinforcement of the importance of family. Christine’s mother was unable to attend the wedding because she was admitted two days earlier to the hospital to receive palliative care. She has battled cancer for some time and try as she might, she simply could not put off admission to the hospital in order to be at her daughter’s wedding. I have not heard any news since, but several people said she had days to live. I can’t imagine the pain of having a parent miss my wedding, or of missing the wedding of my baby girl - it would be too much to bear. Yet Christine and Adam pulled it off with humility, bravery and even some smiles. It’s a very personal story, but one I hope can inspire others, as it has me, to reach out to family members this long weekend. Spend as much time as possible with those close to you and give thanks for all of them, whether young or old or in between. Above all, enjoy your time together - you never know when it will come to an end. Chris Daponte

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC MEETING FOR AN AMENDMENT TO THE MAPLETON ZONING BY-LAW AND NOTICE OF COMPLETE APPLICATION ZBA 2012-15 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, October 9, 2012 Mapleton Township Municipal Offices, Council Chambers 7275 Sideroad 16 at 7:00 p.m THE SUBJECT LAND is legally described as Part of Lot 10, Concession A (former Township of Peel), with a civic address of 7283 Highway 6. The property is approximately 38.39 ha. (94.8 ac.) in size. THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT of the amendment is to rezone the subject lands to restrict any future residential development on the agricultural portion of the property, and to recognize the oversized accessory structure. This rezoning is a condition of severance application B150/11, that has been granted provisional consent by the Wellington County Land Division Committee. The consent will sever the existing dwelling (2 acres) from

the remainder of the agricultural parcel (92.8 ac). 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).

The Administrative Office will be closed Monday October 8, 2012 and reopening on October 9, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. Township of Mapleton Council and Staff would like to wish everyone a

Happy Thanksgiving COUNCIL DATES Monday, October Tuesday, October Tuesday, October

08, 2012 OFFICE CLOSED – Thanksgiving Day 09, 2012 7:00 p.m. – Regular Meeting of Council 23, 2012 1:00 p.m. – Regular Meeting of Council


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PREVENTION WEEK OCTOBER 7 - 13 Have Two ways out

‘Have Two Ways Out’ fire departments urge during Fire Prevention Week MAPLETON - Local fire departments across Wellington County are encouraging families to practise home fire escape planning during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7 to 13. This year’s theme is “Have Two Ways Out.” It is important to have working smoke alarms and to develop and practise a home fire escape plan.

Be prepared in advance with these simple steps for home fire escape planning: - identify anyone who requires assistance to get out of the home safely, such as small children or older adults; - make sure that you have working smoke alarms on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas.;

- ensure, everyone knows the sound of the smoke alarm and what to do; - identify all possible exits (doors and windows) and make sure they work. Know two ways out of all areas, if possible; - identify a safe meeting place outside; - call the fire department

How to prevent a chimney fire (MNS) - Chimney fires can result in minor damage or major house fires that cause loss of life. Whenever dealing with fire, it’s essential to know safety protocol. Most chimney fires result from carelessness on the part of homeowners and lack of chimney care. Simple maintenance and other tips can help keep residents safe. Chimney fires are easy to prevent if homeowners follow these recommendations: - Annual cleaning of the chimney will remove buildup of soot and creosote from inside the chimney. Leave this job to a certified chimney sweep. Failing to clean the chimney can result in these highly flammable materials igniting and potentially spreading fire to the rest of the house. - Have the chimney inspected once a year for wear and tear and anything that needs to be replaced or mended. - Build fires with dry, seasoned wood. Dry wood produces less smoke and smoldering than wet wood. - Less smoke means less build-up on chimney walls. Look for wood that has been seasoning for at least 6 months to a year. - Build small fires that are easier to control and manage. A fire that burns compactly and well will also produce less smoke and build-up. - While most people tend to prefer the use of hardwoods because they burn longer, it really doesn’t matter which wood is used so long as it is seasoned wood. Seasoned wood burns hot and clean. - A chimney liner can protect the chimney structure from excessive heating and exhaust

fumes. It also enables the chimney to be cleaned more easily. - Install a chimney cap that will prevent debris, including twigs and leaves that are highly flammable, from entering the structure. It can also prevent small animals from entering the chimney and causing a fire. - Never use combustible materials, such as paper or liquid accelerants to start a fire. These materials can cause embers to float up the chimney and ignite creosote. Or, they may cause the fire to burn out of control. - Leave the damper open so that there is adequate air flow, which will limit the amount of creosote that forms. Creosote is the condensation of unburned, flammable

particulates present in the exhausting flue gas (smoke). The cause of creosote is the temperature of the flue in the chimney. If the surface temperature of the flue is cool, the carbon particles in the smoke will condense and solidify, collecting on the flue. Because wet or “green” wood burns at a lower temperature or smolders, it can cause the flue to have a cooler surface temperature, thus leading to more creosote. Seasoned woods, or those that have been left to dry for several months or a year, will burn hotter and thus increase the temperature of the flue. A hotter flue means less creosote buildup. Metro News Service

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PREVENTION WEEK OCTOBER 7 - 13 Have Two ways out

Cold weather fire safety

Fire extinguisher a vital safety component in any building (MNS) - Fire extinguishers are an important safety component in any home or building. They can mean the difference between a devastating fire or a minor incident. Although a fire extinguisher in the hands of a trained adult can be a life-saving and property-saving tool, many people are not properly skilled in the use of fire extinguishers. Sometimes the use of the wrong extinguisher can exacerbate a fire, as there are different fire extinguishers for different types of fires. Learning when and where to use an extinguisher can be a matter of life and death. Type of Extinguisher Not all fires are alike, and fires started from different materials require the use of

different extinguishing agents to safely and quickly put the fire out. There are five different types of extinguishers, and

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generally each will feature a symbol to show the applicable fire on which they can be used. - Class A: These are used on ordinary substances, like cloth, wood, paper, and plastics. - Class B: These extinguishers are used on fires that feature flammable liquids, such as oilbased paints or gasoline. - Class C: These extinguishers are used on electrical equipment, such as tools or appliances that are plugged in. - Class D: Commonly found in specific factories, these extinguishers are used on flammable metals. - Class K: Combustible cooking materials, like animal oils and fats, can be extinguished with this agent. They are commonly found in commercial kitchens, but are now

infiltrating residential markets as well. Multipurpose: Some extinguishers combine different agents so they are applicable for a range of fires. When to Use a Fire Extinguisher Small fires may be smothered with an extinguisher. If the fire has spread or is already large in size, it’s likely only a trained firefighter can handle the blaze. Only use a fire extinguisher in these circumstances. 1. The fire is small and contained. 2. You have already called the fire department. 3. There is little chance of being consumed by toxic smoke. 4. You can escape safely if

necessary. 5. The fire is not between you and the escape route. 6. You are physically able to carry its weight and exert the necessary pressure to operate it. Fire extinguishers should be routinely inspected and maintained to ensure they will be effective. Some need to be shaken to keep the dry chemicals from settling. Others need to have the pressure at the correct level. Extinguishers may need to be recharged or replaced if damaged. Individuals should contact their local fire department to learn about possible training courses in the use of fire extinguishers. Metro News Service

Fire safety tips for cold weather: - Burn dry, well-seasoned wood in fireplaces and woodstoves to reduce the risk of excessive creosote build-up in chimneys. - Allow ashes from your woodstove or fireplace to cool before emptying them into a metal container with a tightfitting lid. Keep the container outside. - Keep intake and exhaust vents for furnaces and heating appliances free of ice and snow accumulations to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide build-up from inefficient combustion. Install carbon monoxide (CO) alarms to alert you to the presence of this deadly gas.

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Driving for success - the Drayton location of the Fergus-Elora Driving School is in its fifth year of teaching area students the skills and expertise require for successful and safe driving. Located on Wellington Street in Drayton, the school has seen nothing but success since opening its doors. Karen Martin took on her role as the Drayton manager after recognizing a gap in driving school services being offered in the area. Joining her in the Drayton office is lifelong Drayton resident, Marlene Martin, who assists with the day to day administrative duties. The response from both parents and students has been very positive. When asked about their opinion of the course student feedback expressed that there was a positive energy from the instructor, fun games to play, learning useful information and new techniques, and that the interaction between the students and instructor was great. When asked if they would recommend the course 99% of the students say “yes”, citing the main reasons as that it’s “easier on insurance,” “can get G2 fast,” and “the instructor is awesome, fun and easy to understand.” Owner/instructor Paul Coombe credits the school’s success to a number of reasons. Namely, the school’s smaller classroom teacherstudent ratio and its award-winning instructors: Paul Coombe, Shahnam (Sean) Mirzaie and Shahab Mirzaie. All three instructors bring a high level of expertise in training and instruction. Coombe has 19 years of experience, and takes pride in the fact that his schools boast an over 95% road-test success rate with its students. All three instructors have earned a reputation as not only well trained and experienced, but also as patient

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and caring instructors for new drivers. This is exactly the type of approach needed in order for students to gain confidence on the road, and translates into superior results for the school’s students. Sean is the Drayton location’s main instructor and also teaches courses on how to manoeuvre safely through skids and defensive driving techniques through his “Skid School” course. He has also worked for the Ministry of Transportation as a training examiner and currently trains new instructors. The Drayton Branch of the Fergus Elora Driving School offers courses designed to teach all aspects of safe driving, including defensive driving, freeway and highway driving, nighttime driving and collision avoidance techniques. Flexibility has been the key to the school’s success. Students can complete their in-car instruction during a lunch break, spare, or after school, since pick up at Norwell District Secondary School in Palmerston is offered. Whether it is a weekday, weekend, evening or daytime, the staff strives to work around stu-

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