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PAGE TWO Inside Wellington - Second Section of the Wellington Advertiser, Friday, October 11, 2013

Melville United Church, Fergus presents

Linnea Good in Concert Sunday, October 20, 7pm

Contemporary Christian singer, songwriter and storyteller for all ages. Adult $15. Youth/$5. Children free. 519-843-1781, 3841 or available at door.

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Public service announcements

Drug Problem? We have been there, we can help. More information at Local information at Meeting Information 1-888-811-3887, Golden Triangle Area Narcotics Anonymous.

Fri. Oct 11

Scottish Country Dance classes begin, no need to be Scottish. Come give it a try. Fridays at Melville United Church, Fergus at 8pm. Call 519-843-2145 for details. *** Until Oct. 14 - 25,000 Plus Book Sale fund raising effort by Erin Hoops Main Place, 185 Main St., Village of Erin, 10am-10pm, Visit the Erin Fall Fair. Visit the book sale. Go home happy.

Sat. Oct. 12

Here’s How it Works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

Horoscopes ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, it’s important to know that someone close to you supports you no matter what. Don’t let self-doubt overwhelm you. Others support you for a reason. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Set your long-term goals and work hard to make them a reality, Taurus. Goals can help you stay on track and provide muchneeded motivation when you hit rough patches. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, even though you may not be getting all of the recognition you hoped at work, others are paying attention to your accomplishments. Just be a little patient. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Romance could be heading in your direction, Cancer. If you are in a relationship, then that relationship might grow even stronger. Plan a romantic getaway soon. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, you may want to keep some thoughts to yourself this week. Others may not be fond of you rocking the boat at this time, so let things settle down. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Surround yourself with people who can make you feel good and provide lots of support, Virgo. This week you may need all of the encouragement you can get. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Expect a self-esteem boost when you begin to feel better about all of your options, Libra. Although you may not be in love with all of the possibilities, many are very appealing.

For the Second Week of Oct.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, you have an uncanny sense of imagination and your creativity will be running strong this week. Share some of your ideas with a trusted friend or family member. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 There are many cosmic energies working in your corner, Sagittarius. You just need to be in tune with the changes that are happening all around you. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, anticipate some confusion regarding your social life this week. This can grow into a stressful situation if you let it. Instead, keep a level head and trust that things will work out. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, career concerns dominate your thoughts these next few days, but you have other things on your mind as well. Devote ample time to all of your concerns. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, exotic thoughts creep into your head, but you have some mundane chores that need tending to as well.

Country Dance. Alma Community Centre, 8pm. $12.50. Dance to Country Troubadours. *** Johnny Heaman Band Harriston Legion Br. 296 Fall Dance. $12/ person. 8pm-12am. Light lunch provided. *** Drayton Legion Jamboree 2-5pm. Second Saturday of each month. Call 519-323-1591 for info. *** Optimist Club of Centre Wellington Fergus Annual Bazaar, Craft show, bake sale. Fergus Legion. 10-2pm. Chili lunch $6. Free admission. *** Alma Optimist Country Dance, Alma Community Centre, Oct. 12 and Oct. 19. Tickets are $12.50. For more information contact Ray Grose 519-846-5329.

tues. Oct. 15

Cancer Support Group, Upper Grand, 753 Tower, St., S. Fergus. Every 3rd Tuesday of each month, 10am-12noon. Lunch Out - 1st Wednesday of each month. Wheel chair accessible. Please contact Judy D. 519-843-3947 Ext: 100 or Joyce B. 519-843-3213. *** 7:30pm. Guelph Twp. Horticultural Society Fall Flower & Vegetable Show for youth and adult members. 7:30pm. Flowers, vegetables, photos and design classes. Entries to be in between 6:30 and 7:30pm. Speaker: Moritz Sanio on Native Plants. Public is welcome to attend. Refreshments. 519-822-5289. *** Stroke Survivors and Friends Lunch 12pm - Friendship Room at Harcourt United Church, 87 Dean Avenue, Guelph. Bring your own sandwich and family member if desired. All welcome. Contact for more information. Silent Auction, Oct. 15 to Nov. 23, bidding ends at 4pm. Viewing and bidding during regular library hours. Items are donated by local businesses and community members. Proceeds are allocated towards the collection. Grand Valley Public Library, 4 Amaranth St. E. Grand Valley, 519-928-5622.

wed. Oct. 16

Guelph-Wellington Branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO), Building Stories Training Workshop, 7pm, Guelph City Hall, Carden St., Main Floor, Room C. Contact Susan Ratcliffe No charge for registration. *** St. George’s Anglican Church, Harriston, annual fall rummage sale Oct. 16, 9-6, Oct. 17, 9-1. Please bring good clean new and used items on Wed. Oct. 16. Everyone welcome. *** Oct. 16 and 17- Warm clothing sale to be held at Mount Forest United Church, 165 Queen St. E., Mount Forest. Wed. 4:30-7pm, Thurs. 8:30-11:30am. *** Harriston & District Horticultural Society meeting, Senior’s Centre (former train station). 7:30pm. Speaker: Al White, Harriston. Topic “Growing with Cold Frames.” ***

Belwood Craft Sale

Saturday October 19th 9am-1:30pm Belwood Hall Free Admission - Lunch Booth Available Something for Everyone! Hosted by Belwood Women’s Institute

Sunday at 1pm November 10, 2013 Admission $45 – includes all games (extra strips available)

$10 redeemable slot play coupon provided to each bingo player

“Proceeds to local Community projects” Held at Grand River Raceway

7445 Wellington County Rd. 21, Elora Held under lottery license #M713235. FERGUS ELORA ROTARY FOUNDATION Staffed by: Centre Wellington Rotary Club and Fergus Elora Rotary Club

Arthur Legion General Meeting. 8pm. *** Fergus & District Horticultural Society Meeting. 7:30pm. Speaker: Dave Schultz. Topic: “The Grand River and some history and its role in the community”. Victoria Park Centre, Fergus. All welcome. For further info call Roberta at 519-843-5892. *** NeighbourWoods Tree Talk – 7:30pm, in the Harris Room, Elora Arts Centre. $5, free to NeighbourWoods members. For more information contact 519-846-0841. ***

Thurs. Oct. 17

Victoria Park Seniors Centre: Coin appraisal clinic, 2 to 4pm. Call 519-787-1814 to register. ***

fri. Oct. 18

Guelph Studio Tour and Sale. 7 to 9pm. Oct. 19, 10am to 6pm, and Oct. 20, 11am to 5pm. Free. *** Moorefield United Church Pork Dinner. 5-7pm. Maryborough Community Centre, Moorefield. Good homemade food and desserts. Adults $14, Children 5-11 $5, Under 5 free. *** Church Basement Players of Mount Forest present Oh Fudge a comedy by Monk Ferris. Oct. 18, 19, 20, 25 and 26 at the United Church. *** Harriston Legion Branch 296, Wing Night starts 6:30pm until run out. $14 per person all you can eat, or $10 per pound. Everyone welcome. *** Arthur Legion Wing Night. All you can eat $14. No take outs. *** Victoria Park Seniors Centre Seminar: The Last Britons? Outposts of Imperial Identity in the Twenty-First Century @ 10:15am. Call 519-787-1814 to register. *** Victoria Park Seniors Centre: Hearing screening assessments, 9am to 2:30pm. Call 519-787-1814 to make appt.

Sat. Oct. 19

Annual Monster March Parade 6:30pm. Rain or Moonshine. Non Motorized Parade down the main Streets of Elora. Host Monster Month Master: Julie Denneny aka: Pirate Jules. *** Duff’s Church Bazaar. Corner of Hwy 401 and Brock Rd. 10am -1pm. Country store, bakery, deli, flowers, stitchery, candy table, kids table. *** Craft Sale-Belwood Hall 9am-1:30pm. Something for everyone, lunch booth available. *** Oct. 19-20 Dufferin Piecemakers Quilting Guild 2013 Quilt Show. The Magic of Cloth Act V – Five Times a Charm. Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm. Orangeville Fairgrounds, 247090 5 Sideroad, Mono. 300 Quilted items, merchants’ mall, tea toom, members’ boutique, raffle / mini quilt draw. Admission $6. *** Erin Legion Stompin Tom Tribute. 8pm. Dance and light lunch 519-833-7467. $15. *** Arthur Legion Jamboree 2-5pm. For info. Call Nancy 519-8485702. *** South Wellington Coin Show. 9-4pm. At new John McCrae Legion 57 Watson Pkwy. S. Guelph. 519-823-2646. Admission $3. *** Ham Supper – Alma Community Hall, 5 to 7pm. Adults $12, children $6. Sponsored by St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. *** Semi Annual Roast Beef Dinner and Silent Auction at Knox Church, at 5pm. Three sittings for tickets call or email Bonnie 519 833 2074, Adults $15, Children $6, Take Out available preordered only. *** Fall Treasures and Rummage Sale 8:30 to 11:30am, St. George’s Church (Palmer Hall – Lower Level) 99 Woolwich St., Guelph For more info, call 519-822-1366 or

Sun. Oct. 20

St. Paul’s United, Metz. 11am. Anniversary Service with the Band Integr8. *** Come celebrate the 151st Anniversary of Stone United Church at 9:45am. Guest speaker, Rev. Lorna MacQueen. Visit over lunch. ***

For more events go to: Stone United Church

Beef Dinner FERGUS Community Blood Donor Clinic Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave, Fergus Tues. October 22nd, 2pm - 8pm

Monday October 21st 5:00-7:00pm Rockmosa Centre - Rockwood Adults $15, Children 12 & under $7 Pre-school - Free Takeouts Available Tickets Available: 5pm - Earl 519-856-4052 6pm - Eileen 519-856-9648 7pm - Jack 519-856-4765

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Terry Caldwell:

Pilot soars to new heights by Kris Svela

CONN – When it comes to all things related to flying aircraft, Terry Caldwell is always in his element. Flying has been a passion for Caldwell ever since his father, Don, purchased his first plane back in the mid-80s. In his day job he works as an aircraft maintenance engineer with CanJet at Pearson International Airport in Toronto. There he works on 737-800 aircraft capable of carrying 189 passengers, which are regularly leased out to tour companies like Air Transat. Caldwell has worked as an engineer for about 15 years and knows the ins and outs of most aircraft engines. It’s an experience he utilizes when tinkering with his own smaller aircraft, flown from a 2,100-foot airstrip on his property south of Conn. Inside Caldwell’s hangar are three planes: a refurbished 1946 Cessna 120, a 1970 Piper Cherokee he is slowly rebuilding and his pride and joy, a Lake Buccaneer LA4-200 seaplane. It’s estimated there are about 400 to 500 Buccaneer planes worldwide. Finding a Buccaneer of his own has been something Caldwell has been exploring for the past several years, regularly checking the Barnstormers website for planes which might catch his interest. “I’ve been looking for five years and this deal came up. I went to Florida specifically for this one,” he said, pointing to

the seaplane he bought in May of last year. He explains he stayed in touch with the previous owner prior to the purchase, waiting for the price to come down, which it eventually did. The first task Caldwell undertook after the eight-hour flight from Florida was to officially import the plane, as required by Transport Canada, and replace its registration number with a Canadian number. The plane is unique in a way because it can take off and land on water or land. Its retractable wheels tuck up under the wings and pontoons on the wings give it stability when landing on water. Its boat-like underbody allows for a water landing. A stickler for detail, Caldwell spent three weeks sanding the aluminum to remove the U.S. registration and paint on the new number on his 1978 Buccaneer. “Once you land you can’t do anything until it’s imported and the registration is re-done,” he said. “The government wants to know everything.” He also rebuilt the engine, which meant replacing cylinders; repainted the plane a bright white; and upgraded its instrumentation on the dash to include automatic pilot, two radios and a GPS to monitor weather conditions and flight directions. The purchase also meant some additional training on the plane’s functions for him to get an “endorsement” (upgrade) to

Down time - Terry Caldwell has rebuilt this Lake Buccaneer LA4-200. Cover photo: Caldwell poses with his award-winning seaplane. photos by Kris Svela his regular pilot’s licence. “I spent a winter on this, but I knew what to do,” he said of the work done on the 200-horsepower, fuel-injected, four-seater aircraft. “The whole plane was gutted. It’s rebuilt to new specifications.” The work he did on the

years, but it was the first time he brought his Buccaneer. He was surprised to receive the award. “There are about 100 judges and they look at all the airplanes before they decide which is the nicest,” Caldwell added. Judges look at work done

“The whole plane was gutted. It’s rebuilt to new specifications.” - Conn area pilot Terry Caldwell Buccaneer garnered the pilot a Silver Lindy Award at this summer’s EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) annual convention and fly-in in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. It is the largest gathering of aviation enthusiasts in the world, attracting some 10,000 airplanes and pilots annually and an estimated 500,000 spectators worldwide. Caldwell has attended the convention for the past several

Rebuilds - The dash of Terry Caldwell’s Buccaneer, left, has been fully rebuilt with all the latest in technology, while his 1946 Cessna, right, remains the same as when it was built, with an exterior that has been fully renovated. photos by Kris Svela

overall to the planes before deciding which pilots will receive an award. “They look at the paint, condition and the instruments,” he said. “The main thing is condition.” The Lindy award is named for famed aviator Charles Lindbergh, who in 1927 became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The award is the highest honour available for those who build and restore aircraft, and is bestowed at the EAA’s annual convention, said spokesman Dick Knapinski. There are 11 separate categories of aircraft eligible for Lindy awards, from home builds to vintage aircraft (Caldwell’s category), war birds, seaplanes, ultralights and rotorcraft. Gold Lindys are awarded to grand champions and Silver Lindys to reserve grand champions. It is the world’s largest fly-in gathering and one of the largest conventions in the world with more than 10,000 aircraft arriving in the region and with about 500,000 peo-

ple attending from countries worldwide, Knapinski added. The event has seen all types of aircraft from the smallest ultralight to planes such as the Airbus A380, Boeing 747 and the Concorde. This year marked the 61st anniversary of the convention. “Terry can be very proud of earning the Lindy award,” Knapinski said. “The Lindy is the highest achievement for those who build, restore and maintain recreational aircraft. It takes a dedicated owner and special aircraft to meet the high standards for earning a Lindy at Oshkosh.” Caldwell doesn’t talk about how much he has spent on the plane or the others in his fleet, but said a propeller can cost up to $18,000 to replace. He does a lot of the work himself to save money. “There’s no money to be made, it’s only fun,” Caldwell said. He noted the re-sale economy for small aircraft is currently in a slump, but added when the economy sees an upturn, planes can regain their value and sell for more. It’s something he has to take into consideration, although he isn’t personally in the re-sale business. When it comes to condition, the work he has done on his bright red Cessna has turned it into a beautiful piece of aviation machinery. “It’s like new,” he said of the aircraft that still has its basic and simple instrument panel, common to the planes from that era before newer technology was prevalent. He favours the Cessna because its 80-horsepower engine consumes considerably less of the 100 low lead gas than the Buccaneer, which can cost about $120 an hour in fuel.

“I bought that one (the Cessna) in a box and my dad and I spent about five years refurbishing it.” Regulations require small aircraft be safetied after 100 hours of air time. It’s a job Caldwell does on his own planes and on aircraft owned by pilots in tight-knit aviation circles. Caldwell took his apprenticeship to earn his engineering licence in the mid ‘90s, spending part of the time apprenticing with Elton Townsend of Lake Central Air Services in Muskoka. Townsend was doing work on the plane of Caldwell’s father at the time. “Caldwell was an apprentice mechanic for us for a short term,” said Townsend, a wellknown aviator. “At that time his father was a customer who owned the same kind of aircraft Terry received the award for.” Townsend added, “Terry is extremely ambitious and will do anything to fly and is very capable of maintaining his aircraft, as the award attests to.” Caldwell found there was “no money” to make in working on small planes, so he opted to work at airline companies in the city. When he’s not tinkering in the hangar, Caldwell also uses his plane for one of his other passions: fishing. He recently returned from a fishing fly-in on lakes in northern Ontario. Today he inspects and safeties planes for pilots in the area. “I take care of six or seven planes (and) I’ll do annual inspections and fix what’s broken,” he notes. It’s something he would like to eventually build on. For now he’s happy to work on the planes he has and, of course, to fly them.

Work in progress - Pilot Terry Caldwell is slowly restoring this 1970 Piper Cherokee.

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Eye Care October proclaimed as Children’s Vision Month October is Children’s Vision Month, 31 days dedicated to a public education campaign highlighting the critical role vision plays in children’s overall health and the importance of routine eye examinations. The Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) and doctors of optometry across Canada are committed to raising awareness around children living with undiagnosed vision conditions that may negatively impact their development, education and quality of life. Officials say 80 per cent of all learning during a child’s first 12 years is visual. Vision problems manifest themselves both in school and at play. Many parents are unaware that vision issues are common among children. “We want parents to be aware that one in four school aged children has a vision problem,” says Dr. Kirsten North, an Ontario doctor of optometry. “We appreciate the mayor and council of Ottawa helping us educate parents on how vision and eye health problems can be detected and managed at an early age. We want parents to know an optometric eye exam provides the full assurance of vision and eye health.” The CAO says one in four school-aged children has a vision problem of some kind that must be addressed for a

Breast Cancer Awareness Month rallies communities

This month, thousands of Ontarians will be showing support for the many women, families and friends who have been deeply affected by breast cancer. Many will also be finding out how they can reduce their own risk during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Last Sunday, the nationwide Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure brought together more than 60,000 runners in 30 communities across the province. Throughout October, the Pink Tour 2013 will be making its final stops on its tour of 90 communities, inviting Ontarians to get on board the bus to learn more about breast health, the importance of breast can-

cer screening, and steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of breast cancer. “With one in nine women diagnosed in her lifetime, we’re working to stop breast cancer before it starts, and there’s still so much for us to learn. Funding innovative and relevant research is our top priority,” said Sandra Palmaro, CEO of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Ontario Region. Across the province this month, supporters will be hosting and participating in many community events. With all that is going on, Breast Cancer Awareness Month provides an opportunity to celebrate how much progress has been made and to acknowledge how much work

remains. The good news is that breast cancer mortality rates have fallen by 42 per cent in just over 25 years. That means that more women are living longer and healthier lives despite a breast cancer diagnosis. “Thanks to our supporters, from donors to volunteers, we have been able to fund innovative research, health education and advocacy programs that have reduced the incidence of breast cancer, lowered mortality rates and supported women and their families who have experienced breast cancer,” Palmaro said. For more information on how to get involved or to learn more about improving breast health, visit

Regional cancer program encourages screening child to reach their full potential. A recent survey commissioned by the CAO reported that 61% of parents mistakenly believe they would know if their child was having difficulty with their eyesight. Many serious eye conditions do not have obvious symptoms and some eye diseases only become apparent when the condition is advanced and difficult to treat. Children accept their vision as normal because they have no point of comparison. They may simply assume everyone sees the way they do. Early detection of visual issues is crucial. CAO recommends children have a complete optometric eye exam at six months, before starting kindergarten, and annually throughout the school years to ensure optimal eye health and developmental progress. For more information visit

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WELLINGTON CTY. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Canadian women and the Waterloo Wellington Regional Cancer Program and Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) are encouraging local women to get screened regularly. Officials say breast cancer affects one in nine Canadian women in their lifetime. An estimated 9,300 women in Ontario will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and sadly, 1,950 will die from the disease. Yet only 61 per cent of Ontario women aged 50 to 74 were screened in 2010-11. There are still many women who would benefit from regular breast screening. “We know that it often takes a loved one to remind those they care about to get screened,” said Dr. Derek Muradali, radiologist chief for CCO’s Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP). “We want to spread the message that mammograms are the best tool we have for detecting breast cancer, and all eligible women should take

advantage of our screening program in Ontario.” Women who are both average and high risk can be screened through the OBSP. Average risk women, aged 50 to 74, can be screened with mammography every two years without a referral. High-risk women, aged 30 to 69, can be referred to the High Risk Screening Program for an annual mammography and MRI. “Since launching the High Risk Screening Program in July 2011, more than 150 women have been enrolled into the program at Grand River Hospital,” says Dr. Samantha Feinberg, regional breast imaging lead for Waterloo Wellington. “Women who are aware of their high-risk status get peace of mind knowing that they are receiving the most appropriate and high-quality screening available to them close to home.” She continued, “We have had a significant increase in referrals to the genetics program at Grand River Regional Cancer Centre as a result of

actress Angelina Jolie’s public disclosure of her high-risk status.” Judy Burns, regional vice president for the Waterloo Wellington Regional Cancer Program, said currently over 2,000 women have mammograms each month in the Waterloo Wellington region. “However we know that many women, who are eligible to be screened, are not having them done regularly every two years,” said Burns. “I strongly encourage all women 50 to 74 years of age to call their nearest OBSP site to make an appointment. A doctor’s referral is not required and there is no cost.” As of June 2013, there are 162 OBSP sites, including two mobile coaches. Women aged 50 to 74 can self-refer to any OBSP site, meaning they do not need a referral from a doctor to receive a mammogram Women aged 30 to 69 years are considered to be at high risk if they have: - a genetic mutation that puts them at high risk for breast cancer;

- a parent, sibling or child who has a genetic mutation that puts them at high risk for breast cancer and they have denied genetic testing; - a family history that indicates a lifetime risk of breast cancer that is greater or equal to 25 per cent confirmed through genetic assessment; and - have received radiation therapy to the chest before age 30 and at least eight years previously. To find out when to start screening for cancer, or to encourage friends and family to get checked, visit the Time to Screen Tool at: www. To find an OBSP site, call 1-800668-9304 or breastscreening/locations. The Waterloo Wellington Regional Cancer Program coordinates cancer care for residents of the region. The program includes services provided at Grand River Hospital’s Regional Cancer Centre, a top rated cancer centre in Ontario, in partnership with community hospitals in the region.

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Transitional living available in Fergus for those with brain injuries by Sarah Grandy FERGUS - For over 37 years, Traverse Independence has not only been helping people with a physical disability and/or brain injury, but also re-teaching them how to live as individuals and to be independent. “It’s really important for people with brain injuries to be trained in an environment that will be the same as the one they’re moving onto,” said Toby Harris, executive director of Traverse Independence. Programs such as ABI (acquired brain injury) outreach, ABI Summit Transitional Living and ABI day program, were designed to support clients as they transition from the hospital to the community. The Summit Transitional Living program offers affordable housing in Kitchener-Waterloo and Wellington County, to those who require assistance, and is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Clients learn to live on their own, pay their own rent and

TOBY HARRIS living expenses, and cook and shower independently. “Often times with a brain injury, it’s a whole new life; they’re never the same person,” said Harris. There are bachelor and oneand two-bedroom units available, depending on the client’s budget and whether they would like to practice living with a roommate. Staff is on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and oncall services are also available, to assist clients with personal care.

Affordable housing - Transitional living is offered in Kitchener-Waterloo and in Fergus, above, at the county’s affordable housing complex at 165 Gordon Street. photo by Sarah Grandy Harris noted clients could live at the facility for up to two years, or a little longer if needed, but most only stay for about 12 to 14 months. The program has been run-

ning for three and a half years, has graduated about 57 people, and has a high success rate. “This is the only program like this in Ontario,” says Harris. “The program is unique be-

Why the worry? Tips to identify stress in children Children experience stress just as adults do, but it often goes unrecognized. Today, the pace of life is faster, and changes occur rapidly and frequently. There are many factors that contribute to stress in children’s lives. Stress can interfere with children’s motivation, attention, perception, memory and the entire learning process. One of the greatest contributors to stress in children’s lives is hurry - to get ready, to go from one place to another, to do well and to grow up. Family upheavals due to death or divorce, family health problems, tension and quarrelling in the home lead to children’s fear, anxiety and emotional overload, and can also

contribute to chronic stress. Signs and signals that indicate a child might be experiencing undue stress include: - recurring headaches, stomach aches or neck pain; - increased irritability, sadness, panic or anger; - being more quiet than usual; - trouble relaxing or sleeping; - lethargy, daydreaming or withdrawal from activities; - excessive energy or restlessness; - reverting to less mature behaviours; - nervous habits such as nail biting, hair twisting, thumb sucking or sighing deeply; - subtle reactions, a strained look or frowning; and - trouble getting along with

friends. Children who have experienced stress for some time need extra patience and reassurance. They might respond to a combination of the following: - physical contact: hugging helps children relax and builds self-esteem; - listening: ask children how they feel; - encouragement: help children find something they are good at and relay pride in them; - honesty and openness: talk and encourage children to express their feelings openly;

Gluten-Free Support Group now available GUELPH - The Wellington County area is a welcome haven for those with celiac disease, offering many delicious gluten-free delights. One in 110 people in North America have celiac disease, a genetic, autoimmune condition - and 97% do not know they have it. Celiac Disease causes the small intestine to be damaged by eating foods that contain gluten, a protein found in grains such as wheat, rye, spelt and barley. This creates a problem because the body cannot absorb nutrients in food. Symptoms can include gastrointestinal complaints as well as anemia, fatigue, muscle cramping, depression and infertility. The disease can be successfully managed by following a gluten-free diet, but that can at times be challenging and overwhelming, especially in the beginning. A Gluten-Free Support Group (a satellite of the KW chapter of the Canadian Celiac

Association) will meet on Oct.15 from 7 to 8:30 pm at the Autism Intervention Clinic (1453 Gordon Street South, suite 202) in Guelph. For more information contact Cecile Gough at 226-3437333 or gough.cecile@gmail. com.

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- security: try to be consistent; - physical exercise to help burn off stressful feelings; - humour: help children see the funny side of things; - allow for quiet time; - a balanced diet: encourage children to eat a healthy, varied diet. Teach children to recognize symptoms of stress and the changes they feel in themselves (e.g., rapid heartbeat, sweaty palms, fast breathing, headaches, tummy aches, tense muscles and panicky feelings).

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or Kitchener-Waterloo, they are introduced to an outreach worker who will continue to work with them for as long as they need it. The outreach worker helps with things such as making sure the client is organized with life skills, bills and groceries, setting up friendly reminders for appointments and even taking those who need it to their appointments, helping with banking and learning to ride the bus, and addressing any other issues the client may have. “It’s more of a natural transition,” said Ryan Klassen, a past client of Traverse Independence who now lives on his own. Klassen spent one year living at the Fergus location and a second in Kitchener. “The staff is fantastic and the apartments were great,” he said. “They really helped me.” For more information on the program or Traverse Independence, visit

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ENTERTAINMENT Festival singers offer fall, winter concerts ELORA - After a very successful series of summer concerts, The Elora Festival Singers are about to launch their ever-popular series of performances for the fall and winter season. This annual tradition showcases six choral performances in both Fergus and Elora this season featuring the Grammy and Juno-nominated Elora Festival Singers with guest musicians. On Oct. 27, the Elora Festival Singers are joined by organist Michael Bloss, an international performer and music educator, for Nine Lessons and

Carols for Harvest, a reflection on the autum harvest with nine glorious choral works. On Nov. 30 at St. John’s Church in Elora the singers will present the one-act opera Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti. On Dec. 8, again at St. John’s Church in Elora, the Singers and conductor Noel Edison will bring to life Handel’s English-language masterpiece, Messiah, one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral works in Western music. Fast becoming a Christmas tradition itself, Festival of Carols has three performance times

just to accommodate the popularity of this communal event filled with wit and good cheer. The popular Soup Concert series is back on Jan. 19, with a light lunch served at the Elora Legion prior to a talk by Edison, and the Elora Festival Singers’s performance of A German Requiem. Closing the winter series is Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. John Passion on April 6. Tickets be purchased by calling 519-846-0331 or visit ing For more information call 519-8460331 or email

Local author releases book for young readers DRAYTON - Children’s author Glynis Belec of Drayton, recently announced the publication of a new chapter book for young readers, Mrs. B Has Cancer. Published through Angel Hope Publishing, the fiction book, based on Belec’s own cancer journey, not only addresses questions children might have about cancer,


but it takes readers on a journey with the main character, Tristan, as he comes out of his shell and finds an amazing, sometimes humorous way to help his friend. On Oct. 19 the official release for Mrs. B Has Cancer will take place at Studio Factor, 24 Wood Street in Drayton, from 1 to 3pm. Families and friends are invited to come meet the author and spend some time enjoying free games and activities for children of all ages. There will be a door prize and other prizes, a photo booth, refreshments and an opportunity to ask questions. “I initially planned on this book being a work of nonfiction,” Belec says. “I badly wanted to answer the questions some of my own students were asking me about cancer.” But Belec found her initial plan became too clinical. She changed her method and found

her work flowed better when she approached the same questions in a work of fiction. Belec, an award-winning writer and children’s author, writes devotions, Sunday School material, dramas, short stories for anthologies, blog posts and she is the market columnist for a writer’s magazine. Mrs. B Has Cancer is written for the juvenile market, 8 to 12 years, and is available in Drayton at Studio Factor and Blooming Dales and at other retail channels including www. An ebook is available on Signed copies of Mrs. B Has Cancer will be available for purchase at the Studio Factor book release, with $1 from the sale of every book going directly to Ovarian Cancer Canada. For information visit www.

Centre for the Arts hosts ‘As Perennial as the Grass’

Music - Lucas Rogerson brings his Streetlights Tour to The Fergus Grand Theatre on Oct. 19. submitted photo

Rogerson brings Streetlights Tour to Fergus Grand Theatre FERGUS - Streetlights by Lucas Rogerson, of Drayton, was released earlier this year. The solo EP has received play on Canadian radio, as Streetlights’ first single release Street Lamp Sigh garnered Rogerson status as CBC Radio One’s featured artist in August, earning him national attention. “I’m getting really good feedback from the single on radio,” Rogerson said, admitting the boost from CBC Radio was a highlight. “New stations are picking up the single and it’s gaining momentum.”

Rogerson, who earned national acclaim as front man to local country-rock group Settlers Creek Band, brings his Streetlights Tour, featuring special guests 8-string jazz guitarist Ed LeBlanc, singersongwriter Kent MacMillan and R&B artist Joni NehRita, to The Fergus Grand Theatre on Oct. 19. Doors open at 7pm. The show begins at 7:30pm. Tickets $20 at the door. For more information visit or call 519-787-1981.

Wellington Artists’ Gallery hosts jewelry exhibition WELLINGTON CTY. - The Wellington Artists’ Gallery and Art Centre presents “All That Glitters” a hand crafted jewelry exhibition - on now at the gallery until Nov. 9. It features three members, Daria Love, Laurie Stevenson

Bullock and Maureen Sims. All three craft original unique designs into pieces of fine, high-quality jewelry. The Wellington Artists’ Gallery is located at 6142 Wellington Road 29 (RR4) just south of Fergus.

Elora Centre for the Arts is hosting As Perennial as the Grass, sharing visual segments from stories about love in the form of textile, video and installation art. It is curated by Katherine Dennis, a recipient of a 2013 Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators. Officials say simple gestures - writing a love letter or anonymous note, embracing someone tenderly, or watering a plant - are poetic affirmations for ways of interacting in and connecting with the world. Officials say the artists - Amalie Atkins, Brian Cauley, Kathryn Ruppert-Dazai and Ellyn Walker - manifest intimate insights into their mindset with actions and images that resist cynical, aloof attitudes too commonly found in contemporary society. “These candid artworks demonstrate genuine affection for the self and other,” states a press release from officials. An opening reception and curator’s talk is set for Oct. 19, from 2 to 5pm. Contact Tarin Hughes 519-846-9698 or for more information.

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ENTERTAINMENT REVIEW: Lend Me A Tenor is molto mirthful by Marie Male CAMBRIDGE - Good elements aligned to make Drayton Entertainment’s Lend Me a Tenor a wonderful evening at the theatre. Among them was a glorious fall evening, a beautiful, spacious new theatre and foremost, a jovial performance wherein every player was “the best one.” A farce by Ken Ludwig, the play recounts a 1930s Cleveland evening at the Grand Opera that has a famous tenor and his “people” in a grand tizzy. “Tito” the Tenor has overindulged both by greed and by mishap and is unable to get himself and his voice on stage for the impending performance of “Otello.” The show must go on, and between consorts and fans his hotel room becomes a hotbed of sweat, mistaken identity, desperation and deceit. All of it is funny and the audience is unreserved in their appreciation (belly laughs). Gerry Mendicino plays the Italian tenor with all of the flamboyance, loving spirit and exaggerated gestures that one could hope for in a character of passion. The same can be said for his diva wife Maria, played in grandiose style by Susan Johnston Collins. Her lusty threats to turn Tito into a soprano are not taken with a grain of salt. Darren Keay plays Max, a humble assistant whose secret talent as a tenor is conscripted even as Tito emerges from his stupor. He steps into the role and voice while retaining his endearing demeanour. Victor A. Young plays the part of the impresario, with a mosaic of declining grandeur as the farce evolves. He has been a fantastic compliment to Drayton Entertainment this season, most recently in Spa-

FERGUS Audience members are expected to be in the aisles dancing and singing along when Glory Days - a Bruce Springsteen Tribute comes to the Fergus Grand Theatre Oct. 26. The second show in the Nostalgia Alley Music Series, Paws Attraction is pleased to bring this outstanding tribute to Fergus. Glory Days is a unique six-piece ensemble tribute to Springsteen, considered one of the greatest American singer/ songwriters. Composed entirely of experienced musicians, the tribute Comedy - Darren Keay and Gerry Mendicino star in Drayton Entertainments’ Lend Me A Tenor at the Dunfield Theatre in Cambridge, until Oct.12. submitted photo malot. Each time Thomas Alderson, as the bellhop, so much as appears on stage, he is met with laughter and expectation as his flexible antics and enthusiastic aspirations are appreciated. Jayme Armstrong plays dumb well as “Maggie,” star struck and silly. She was the delightful Mary in Mary Poppins this season. Valerie Boyle has “Chairman of the Opera Guild” written all over her and is superb in her portrayal of an overlydramatic and keen patron of the arts. Sarah Cornell plays Diana, a statuesque redhead who dominates the stage with her alluring presence. She plays an aspiring soprano whose goals are unchecked in her Drayton Entertainment debut. It is not surprising that Alex Mustakas is the director of Lend Me a Tenor. His ability to glean and extract character is as

unmatched as his timing sense. An extra treat at the end of the production is an accelerated run-through synopsis that was unique and brilliant. Costume designer Jessica Bray has most notably revived the “blackface” theme of that time period for the Othello role that has two players costumed indiscernibly, creating calamity and other kiss-and-telltale black faces. David Antscherl sets the stage with an in instantly recognizable upscale hotel room that has all the bells, whistles and doors required on the generous new space. Lend Me a Tenor plays eight shows a week, only through to Oct.12. Tickets can be purchased online at, at the Dunfield Theatre Cambridge box office or by calling 519-621-8000 or toll free 1-855-DRAYTON (372-9866).

Show offers paintings of Rodrigues Brownell ALTON - Capturing the often lost moments of simplicity in between life’s larger moments is the overall theme of Teresa Rodrigues Brownell’s latest show, Moments In Between. Teresa’s expressive paintings will bring her audience face to face with those candid moments lost in the hurried pace of everyday life. “My paintings are visual thoughts; I take an idea, a feeling, a memory or an experience and express it through this medium. Moments in Between is a collection of seemingly un-

Bruce Springsteen tribute set to hit stage at Fergus Grand Theatre

eventful glimpses into everyday life that intrigued me.” Born on the island of Terceira in the Azores, Teresa moved to Toronto as a child and began painting more than 15 years ago. A full time artist now, she splits her time between her home studio and The Bartlett Gallery in the Alton Mill where she is the director. Teresa began showing over 10 years ago and her work has been featured in shows across Ontario. Her awards have included the People’s Choice at the 125th Birthday Celebration

in Shelburne. Teresa’s design was also chosen for the new flag representing the township of Amaranth. Her work is in private collections across Canada and the United States. Moments In Between opens on Oct. 9 and runs until Nov. 3. The show’s opening teception takes place on Oct. 19, from 1 to 4pm with refreshments. The Bartlett Gallery, is located at 1402 Queen St. W., Alton, south of Orangeville (call 519-940-0199). For more information contact Teresa Waldner at 519-278-6136 or

group recreate the classic songs and stage presence that made Springsteen, dubbed “The Boss” by his fans, famous. Spectators are sure to be transported further into the experience by a look-alike frontman with infectious enthusiasm. Tickets for the show are $25 and are available from the Fergus Grand Theatre, 519787-1981 or visit For more information contact Ralph Basset Associates 519-843-4852 or

Guelph Studio Tour runs next weekend GUELPH - The 28th annual Guelph Studio Tour and Sale, featuring juried work, takes place Oct. 18 to 20. Photographers, fibre artists, sculptors, potters, painters and printmakers, jewellers and wood workers all open their studios to the public, offering a unique opportunity to talk with the artists and buy their work. “Enjoy strolling through historic downtown Guelph and visiting the studios of these outstanding artists,” officials state. “Treat yourself to a unique work of art and enrich your world.” For more information visit

Local man publishes nostalgia story collection PALMERSTON - A new book by a Palmerston area resident provides a glimpse into a bygone, but not forgotten, era of local history. Though born in York County, David Turner has spent most of his 65 years on a farm at RR2, Palmerston, where his family moved in 1957. Turner, who worked as a courier for the Ontario Ministry of Health while also tending the family farm, has been contributing “nostalgia” stories to magazines for several years and recently decided to publish some of his tales in book form. In Search of Yesterday, is a 350-page collection of 38 stories “depicting a simpler time when one-room schools, family farms, steel rails and bustling small town main streets formed the fabric of our rural culture,” states Turner. “In few counties is this rich heritage more ap-

parent than Wellington County and I feel this book captures and portrays that.” Turner feels that if left unrecorded “these stories and, more importantly, those that lived them will be lost forever.” Many of the stories in the book are Turner’s personal memories, but many are vignettes of characters and recollections he heard from his parents. “Thus In Search of Yesterday is dedicated to the memory of my parents, who through their personal accounts provided me with not only the inspiration to begin to write … but more importantly the resolve to continue,” he states.

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Nine Lessons and Carols for Harvest

Sunday October 27, 3:00 pm  St. John’s Church, Elora Meditations on the autumnal harvest through stirring song and reflective texts. Poetry and scripture mingle with the music of Dvorak, Rolfe, Elgar, Mendelsohn and more!


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Continuing the Tradition with our

163 ERIN FALL FAIR Thanksgiving Weekend Oct. 11,12,13,14, 2013 This year’s theme: Scarecrows rd

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Friday, October 11th Exhibits Hall | Cafe | Country Store Open at 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Special Events All Weekend Long! Agricultural Awareness Tent High Flying Canines sponsored in part by Erin Dental Care and Headwaters Financial

Equine Tent, Halton Wood Carvers, Antique Machinery Display, Kids Zone (inside the vendor’s tent) Gates open 8:00 am on Saturday, Sunday and Monday

Admission: (Hst included) 13 & over $10; 5-12yrs $3; Weekend Pass $30, 4 years of age and under ~ FREE Advance Midway Ride Tickets: 35 coupons for $40 ($21.25 savings) Tickets include an entry form for a Bicycle Draw. Tickets to be deposited in a drum in the Midway area (Sponsored byRobertson’s Amusements) Tickets Available at:

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Avail. until store closing Thurs. Oct. 10th, 2013. Also available from the Secretary beginning Wednesday Oct. 9 at the Fair Board Office until Friday 3pm. Cost at Fair will be $1.75 per coupon. During fair the Family Pack of 16 coupons for $25, 26 coupons for $40. Rides of all sizes to require max. of 3 per ride, including big rides. Thursday night is TOONIE night. Bracelet Day ($25) - Sunday 1-5pm

Truck Pull - Track Opening Ceremonies, Ambassador of the Fair Competition - Ex. Hall Chanda’s School of Dance (Step Dancing)

Saturday, October 12th Exhibits Hall | Cafe | Country Store Open at 9:00 a.m. All Day 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 12:45 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4:45 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

Kid Zone - Vendors Tent Hunter/Jumper Show - Horse Ring Gaited Horse Show - Track Gentle Ben’s Pet Show - Outdoor Stage Jersey Show - Show Barn Goat Show - Tented Barn Spin Cycle - Exhibits Hall Frank Grelo - Classical Dressage Demo - Track Baby Show - Exhibits Hall Yvette and her Puppets - Outdoor Stage Erin 4-H Dairy Club Achievement Day - SB Horseshoe Pitch - Outside Kids Pedal Pull - Outdoor Stage Cross Canada Honky Tonk Revival - Exhibits Hall 4-H’ers Little Royal - Show Barn Spin Cycly - Outdoor Stage Yvette and her Puppets - Exhibits Hall Cross Canada Honky Tonk Revival - Ex. Hall McGinley School of Dance (Irish Dancers) - Ex Hall Tractor Pull - Track

Special Entertainment presented by AMJ Campbell Van Lines, Christine Butchart CFP R.F.P. FDS: FIDDLESTIX 7:00 p.m. in the Exhibits Hall

Sunday, October 13th Exhibits Hall | Cafe | Country Store Open at 9:30 a.m. All Day 9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.

Kid Zone - Vendors Tent Ponies, Welsh & Open Pony - Track Youth Open Beef Showmanship - Show Barn Open Sheep Show - Tented Barn Community Worship Service sponsored by the Erin Hillsburgh Ministerial Heavy Horse Show - Track

Sunday (cont'd) 10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:45 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 1:45 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3:15 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:15 p.m.

Ontario Barrel Race - Horse Ring All Beef Breeds - Show Barn T.E.M.P.O. (EDHS Band) - Exhibits Hall Little Players - Outside Exhibits Hall Kids Pedal Pull - Preliminaries Outside Ex. Hall Kristin Scott - Exhibits Hall Visiting Ambassadors Cake Auction - Ex. Hall T.E.M.P.O. (EDHS Band) - Outside Ex. Hall Little Players - Outside Exhibits Hall Kent Tocher - Exhibits Hall Farmers and Kids Olympics - Outside Ex. Hall Kristin Scott - Exhibits Hall Kent Tocher - Exhibits Hall Little Players - Outside Exhibits Hall

Sunday Night Entertainment: 6:30 p.m. - Demolition Derby - Track FIREWORKS DURING THE DERBY sponsored by Rapid Rentals 7:00 p.m. - Talent Show - Exhibits Hall

10:00 p.m. Silent Auction Bidding Closes - Ex. Hall

Monday, October 14th Exhibits Hall | Cafe | Country Store Open at 9:00 a.m. All Day 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 12:45 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:15 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:45 p.m.

Kids Zone - Vendor’s Tent Rabbit and Cavy Show - Tented Barn Poultry Show - Tented Barn Open Showmanship Clinic - Show Barn Open Horse Show - Horse Ring Mini Chuck Wagon Races - Track Erin 4-H Beef Calf Club - Show Barn Birds of Prey - Outside Exhibits Hall Lawn and Garden Tractor Pull - Track Talent Show Winners - Exhibits Hall The Muir Family - Exhibits Hall Children’s Cookie Decorating - Exhibits Hall Pedal Pull Finals - Outside Exhibits Hall Mini Chuck Wagon Races - Horse Ring Brent Freeman - Elvis Impersonator - Exhibits Hall Birds of Prey - Outside Exhibits Hall Jakob & Jean Pedersen Memorial - Show Barn 4-H Interclub Show - Show Barn The Muir Family - Exhibits Hall Birds of Prey - Outside Exhibits Hall Mini Chuck Wagon Races - Track Brent Freeman - Elvis Impersonator - Exhibits Hall Wellington County Beef Showmanship - Show Barn Market Beef Show - Show Barn Presentation of Special Awards & Quilt Draw - Ex Hall Removal of Exhibits - Exhibits Hall

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WELLINGTON CTY. - The Wellington Federation of Agriculture has announced the winners of this year’s Ray Baptie Memorial Bursaries. The 2012-13 recipients are Courtney Rogerson of RR1 Fergus, Jessica Giles of Elora and Adam Weber of RR3 Clifford. These annual scholarships are awarded to Wellington County students pursuing post secondary studies in agriculture. The students will be officially recognized at the WFA annual general meeting on Nov. 1 at the Fergus Legion. Courtney Rogerson is enrolled at the University of Guelph in the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program, majoring in animal biology. Her farm obligations take up much of her time, yet Rogerson still finds time to be an active community leader, and is involved with the Wellington County Plowmen’s Association, Alma United Church, and Fergus Fall Fair. She was a previous winner of the Grand River Agricultural Society Scholarship and was chosen to ride at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair for



Prince Charles’ visit in 2009. In the future, she aspires to be accepted to study at the Ontario Veterinary College and become a large animal veterinarian. Jessica Giles is also in the Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology program at the University of Guelph. Giles also hopes to become a veterinarian, or work in animal nutrition, equine chiropractic, or animal research. She has finished a co-op placement at the Ontario Veterinary College Large Animal Clinic where she worked with cattle, poultry, swine, alpacas, sheep, donkeys,

etc. Her community involvement has included volunteering for many organizations and in 2013 she was a College Royal Beef Show director. Adam Weber is enrolled at the Ontario Agricultural College, Ridgetown campus, where he is in the Agriculture Diploma Program. At Ridgetown, Weber has learned about new technologies and consumer demand and upon completion, his future plans are to return home and take over the family farm operations. Moving forward, he feels that consumers are

the backbone of agriculture, and plans to have very close relations with them, promoting both his products and agriculture in general. In his spare time, Adam has been an avid minor hockey player, helps out with his church and has volunteered at the Harriston Fair. The Wellington Federation of Agriculture’s board of directors states it is “honoured to support these energetic, young minds.” If anyone knows of a student worthy of next year’s scholarship, they should contact Lisa Hern at or phone 519-848-3774 prior to the Oct. 31 deadline.

OMAF and MRA Report Agricultural Information Contact Centre | 1-877-424-1300 | A weekly report prepared by the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF) and the Ministry of Rural Affairs (MRA). If you require further information, regarding this report, call the Elora Resource Centre at 519-846-0941. Office hours: 8:30am to 5pm. For technical information, call the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 or visit the OMAF and MRA website: CONTROLLING PESTS AROUND FARM BUILDINGS by Wayne Du, On-Farm Food Safety Specialist, OMAF and MRA Controlling pests around farm buildings is critical to food safety. Pests can potentially carry pathogens, contaminate food and spread disease. To protect food and your business put control measures in place. Here are some general tips: - Keep pests out: Seal holes or cracks. Repair windows, walls and roof. Install screens for vents, eaves and windows. Keep a 0.5-1.0 m border around buildings free of debris, weeds and other vegetation to eliminate harborage areas; - Discourage them: Cut off food and water sources by keeping buildings clean, fix leaky taps and pipes and deny access to other water sources; - Catch and exterminate them: Use traps and glue boards/strips to catch them or in non-food production areas use chemical products approved for use in Canada to exterminate them; and - Monitor control practices. Evaluate pest control practices at regular intervals by observing if there is a pest population reduction or elimination. Adjust practices if necessary. Food safety is everyone’s responsibility. To attend one of our free online workshops on pest control and other important food safety topics, visit us at: foodsafety or call: 1-877-424-1300. Food

safety practices keep agri-food businesses competitive, productive and sustainable. FALL WEED CONTROL IN WHEAT by Peter Johnson, Cereals Specialist, OMAF and MRA During the spring and summer of 2013, I took a straw survey of how many growers sprayed their fields getting planted into wheat with a burndown herbicide, or with some fall herbicide once the wheat emerged. I was shocked! Less than 5% of growers utilize this weed control opportunity. It should be 95%, not 5%! So here is a list of reasons and options. • Better weed control: Control of winter annuals and perennials is far better in the fall than in the spring. The weeds are translocating to the roots, where the herbicide needs to go, rather than to new growth. Control of things like dandelion, perennial sowthistle, stinkweed, and many more are all much better with fall applications. And it is so nice not to have yellow wheat fields in the spring! • Control of resistant fleabane: Roundup resistant Canada fleabane is spreading rapidly throughout the province. Most fleabane germinates in the fall, or very early spring. Inclusion of products like Eragon or dicamba in the fall will give much better fleabane control. Eragon even gives residual control into the spring. • Chickweed control: Many growers on sandy soil fight chickweed every time they grow wheat. Trouble is, chickweed almost grows under the snow, it is that cold tolerant. By the time you can spray it in the spring, it is already flowering, and often has set seed. The damage is done. Again, most chickweed germinates in the fall. Fall glyphosate helps. Fall Eragon or Refine Extra give 90% + control, even providing some residual into the spring. • Red clover: With heavy, early weed pressure in the spring from dandelion or chickweed, red clover is often out of the

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picture. We have no herbicide that will kill the weed in the spring without killing the clover. With most fall applied herbicides, the clover can be applied in the spring without injury. This provides a clean field, and clover for soil structure and nitrogen for the next corn crop. • Options galore: There are more options than you may think for fall herbicides. Glyphosate and Eragon must be applied before the wheat emerges, of course. But Refine Extra products, bromoxynil / MCPA products, and Infinity are all registered for fall use. Depending on which weeds you have, there is almost always a fall option, whether the wheat has emerged or not. (OMAFRA Publication 75, Guide to Weed Control englishcrops/pub75/chapter8.htm). • NO 2,4-D!: The one caveat to fall weed control - stay away from 2,4-D. Fall 2,4-D can actually impact heading and pollination of the wheat crop the next spring. Weird. But real. No fall 2,4-D! Whatever the herbicide, do the right thing. If you can at all, spray in the fall. COMING EVENTS Oct. 11 – 14: Erin Fall Fair. For more information call 519-833-2808. Oct. 15: Return Your Unwanted or Obsolete Pesticides and Food Animal Medications at Woodrill Farms, Guelph. For more information call 519-821-1018. Oct. 18 – 20: Walkerton Fall Fair. For more information call 519-881-1251. Oct. 23: Return Your Unwanted or Obsolete Pesticides and Food Animal Medications at North Wellington Co-op. For more information call 519-338-2331. Nov. 7 – 9: 19th Dairy Sheep Symposium at the Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre, 700 Hespeler Road, Cambridge. To register please call the OSMA office at 519-836-0043 or email admin@ Check for more detailed information.

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Good performance - The Grand River Mustangs gilrs’ Novice B hockey team was a silver finalist recently at the Markham-Stouffville Starsfest Tournament, with a record of 4-1-0. Team members include: Avery Diljee, Amanda Johnston, Campbell Lean, Mirren Litchfield, Alwynn Mackie, Bree McLeod, Revlyn McManus, CJ Pardy, Alli Pettifer, Mackenzie Renaud, Morgan Robinson, Victoria Smith and Ella Zwep. Coaches are Tony Pettifer, Ian Johnston, Jay Renaud, Dwayne Zwep and Samantha Renaud.

Exciting preseason for CW Fusion Tyke team C. WELLINGTON - The Centre Wellington Fusion Tyke AA team had an exciting pre season. Two games were played against the Guelph Gryphons with CW showing remarkable improvement in their second

game. The Tykes recently hosted a team from New York, the Wheatfield Blades. The teams exchanged gifts prior to the game, which was close, with Wheatfield winning 3-2. On Sept. 29, CW Tykes

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played hard against the Wildcats, winning 5-1.

ELORA - For 107 years, the members of the Elora Rocks Lawn Bowling Club have continued the tradition of energetic competition and great social and fun events. From May to September, members are encouraged to participate in social and competitive leagues, hosting tournaments at the David Street greens, or travelling to tournaments in District 7 and beyond. On Sept. 21, the annual dinner and awards night was held at the clubhouse. Following the dinner, the awards were presented. League games Men’s Pairs Thursday Night: - 1st place Ian Burns and Peter Robertson; 2nd place - George Gay and Mark Weidmark. Ladies Pairs Thursday Night:1st Place - Ev Robson and Marsha Pedersen; 2nd

Place - Helen Gay and Marie Kennedy. Mixed Pairs Tuesday Night: - 1st Place Lloyd Ross and Bonnie Purdy; Second Place - Ian Molloy and Reginald Bundt. Singles competition Women’s Singles Champion was Helen Gay. Men’s Singles Champion was Ken Simpson. Overall Club Champion was Helen Gay. Top New Bowlers were Eileen Radstake on the women’s side and Bob Hill for the men. Top Novice Winners were Lorene Jones and Ken Simpson. Catherine Grominsky placed first in the 4321 Wednesday night category. The Men’s Novice Team of Ken Simpson, Peter Robertson and Bob Hill won the District 7 playdowns, advancing to the provincial finals in Woodstock where they were eliminated in the semi-finals.

Ringette - Members of the Elora-Fergus U-14 AA ringette team had their first tournament of the season this year on home ice, on Sept. 29 and won all four of their games. submitted photo

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Championship effort - Centre Wellington Mayor Joanne Ross-Zuj, left, recently welcomed the Centre Wellington Bantam girls lacrosse team to a council meeting in Elora. Ross-Zuj said, “We’re just delighted to have the girls here because they won the provincial championship back in August. We are very proud of each and every one of you.” Team members posed with the banner which will be installed in the Elora arena. Members of the coaching staff noted for some team members, this is their first championship, while for others it marked the second or third in a row. The mayor quipped, “It’s getting old hat to be so successful.” photo by Mike Robinson

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On the ball - Victoria Park in Fergus was buzzing with activities on Sept. 28. A FEDS soccer Tournament, as well as a Highland Rugby Sevens Tournament, were in full swing and a band was playing in the fieldhouse. photo by Mike Robinson

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The store carries an amazing selection of strollers, manufactured by some of the most reputable names in the industry, such as Baby Jogger, Britax, UPPAbaby and Peg Perego. Diaper Days sells both single and double strollers and three wheelers or four wheelers. There are simple designs as well as some pretty amazing modular systems that incorporate a combination of stroller and bassinet. A good car seat is an absolute must for a little one. Check out the selection at Diaper Days. You won’t be secondguessing yourself about the quality and safety standards. The store carries the best lines, including Britax, Diono, Peg Perego and Clek. There’s also a fantastic selection of booster seats for the older child. Carrying your child close to your body is, of course, a very natural thing to do. When it comes to carrying your baby in comfort, Diaper Days offers a wide choice of options. They have everything from back-pack style carriers to soft structured carriers, wraps and slings. There are samples of all of the carriers so you can try them on to make sure that they are comfortable for both you and your little one.

Yes, Diaper Days’ slogan pretty much sums it up: “Everything You Need From Bump to Baby� As the name of the store suggests, the focus is on children who are in their diapering years - from birth until around three years of age. The store sells high quality baby gear, including furniture, car seats, strollers, cloth diapers, carriers, nursing wear, feeding products, safety products, clothing, toys and much more. It really is a remarkable shopping experience, with a wealth of quality product for the special little people in our lives. It’s a very special time, preparing for the birth of a child. Diaper Days makes it all the more special by offering parents-to-be a wide choice of necessities for the new arrival. Let’s begin in the nursery. Diaper Days sells Canadian made College Woodwork nursery furniture. Each piece is custom-made, and sure to add a touch of real class to the baby’s room. Stylish and practical, these pieces are built to last well beyond the diapering years, and might easily become heirloom pieces to be passed from one child to the next.

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Child safety and babyproofing is also high on the list of priorities when preparing for the new arrival. Once again, Diaper Days stocks a good selection of such items, from baby monitors to baby gates. Meal times will be fun and safe with a colourful, secure high-chair. If you live

an outdoor lifestyle, the store even sells baby and toddler life jackets. Aside from all the necessary paraphernalia, Diaper Days has a really gorgeous selection of baby/toddler clothing, toys and linens. The clothing is simply adorable and, of course, excellent quality. They

have toys that are designed to stimulate and amuse to keep your little one entertained. Check out the playmats, or browse through the great selection of CD’s and quality books. At bedtime, tuck your child into some soft linens that will ease them into a comfortable and secure sleep. Diaper Days has, of course, included Mom in the equation. They sell nursing wear, including bras and nursing covers. Your own comfort and relaxation has been taken into consideration as well. Consider treating yourself to some organic tea, or perhaps some soothing skin creams and lip balms.

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Forest Conservation By-Law Wellington County is committed to the proper management of woodlands. Forest Conservation By-law 5515-09 regulates the cutting/destruction of trees in woodlands that are at least 1 hectare in size.

Working in Rural Wellington Wednesday, October 30 1:00 to 7:30 pm PMD Arena, Drayton Meet local businesses! Enjoy an interactive experience! Ask questions! Free Bus Tour of County Business available for skilled immigrants looking for work! For more information, visit:

Timber Harvest Permit: If you plan on harvesting your woodland, you must apply for a Timber Harvest Permit. Our focus is to encourage ‘good forestry’ practices, which results in optimum long term benefits for the landowner as well as a sustainable forest. Clearing Permit: If you wish to clear woodland, you must apply for a Clearing Permit. Generally, the County discourages forest clearing unless there are compelling reasons to do so (i.e. minor squaring of agricultural fields, necessary drains, etc.) Contact: Angelo Giovinazzo, County Forest Conservation Officer T 519.835.8722 Please call before you cut … you might be breaking the law.

Thanksgiving Closures All County of Wellington offices, library branches and the Museum and Archives will be closed on Monday, October 14.

Winter Parking Reminder There is no parking on all public roadways or parking lots within the County between the hours of 2:00 and 6:00 am on any day between November 1 and March 31. Any person who violates the provisions of this by-law is guilty of an offence and will be issued a Parking Infraction Notice. CONTACT: Kelly-Ann Wingate, Parking Coordinator T 519.837.2600 x 2510* E

Last HHW and Electronics Collection Event Days in 2013 The last Electronic recycling event day for 2013 will be held on Saturday, October 19 and the last HHW event day for 2013 will be held on Saturday, October 26. Both events will be held in the parking lot at Liquidation World, 480 Smith Street, Arthur. Event Information:

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October 24, 25, Poor House Walk at the Museum 7:00 and 8:00 pm October 27, Poor House Walk at the Museum at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 pm October 29, Poor House Cemetery Walk: one time only at 7:00pm Space is limited, tickets must be purchased in advance. Admission is $5.00 per person Purchase tickets at the Museum or call 519.846.0916 x 5221

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