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PAGE TWO Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, August 27, 2010

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS Arthritis Society/Mount Forest Family Health Team. Free monthly arthritis workshops. Learn how to manage your arthritis. Call today for session dates and to register. 519-323-0255.

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The Fergus Elora Retail Alliance shop local program was held at Domino`s Pizza in Fergus. Making the draw is William Hill. The winning ballot was Matt Wheeldon who won a $50 gift certificate from Wood n` Charm in Elora. The next FERA draw (August 23 to 25) was held at Somethin` Fishee, in Elora. A ballot will be drawn Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 from Drimmie Florist. Thanks to all of the participating stores and to all of the local shoppers.

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10th Annual Threshing Bee The Bellamy’s and Griffin’s are getting ready to hold their 10th Annual Threshing Bee on August 28, 2010 at the Bellamy Farm. The farm is located on Wellington Road 19 between Fergus and Belwood on the north side of Belwood Lake. Take Garafraxa St E from Fergus and stay on this road, just past Fairview Golf course about 1/2 mile on the left. Watch for the signs. The threshing will start around 9am and continue till the last sheave is put through the separators. Come out and hear all the old tales from the local farmers and maybe you could put in a few tales of your own. Anyone can bring their old tractors or threshing machines if they so choose to. Antique Tractor Pulls all Day! There will be hot dogs and hamburgers for sale in the afternoon, and a pork and beef supper at 6pm. Tickets for the supper are available at the Bellamy Farm (519) 843-2058 or at the Griffins (519) 843-3785 and there will be tickets available the day of the event for $16. The meal consists of pork on the spit with roasts of beef, corn on the cob, salads, buns and deserts. All of the profit from this event is donated to the Fergus Fire Fighters in Fergus, Ontario.

Sunday September 12, 2010 Games start at 1pm - Doors open at 11am share the wealth package $15 - main program package $25 (both packages are required - extra strips available)

“proceeds to local community projects” Held at Grand River Raceway 7445 Wellington County Rd. 21, Elora Held under lottery license #M634122. FERGUS ELORA ROTARY FOUNDATION Staffed by: Centre Wellington Rotary Club and Fergus Elora Rotary Club

Until August 28 - Holstein Drama Group presents Oklahoma. 7:30pm (August 29 at 2pm). $15 - adult, $10 - 6 - 12 years, 5 and under Free. At the Optimist Community Centre, Holstein. Tickets and information: 519-334-3310. *** Until August 28 - “The Decorator”, a laugh-out-loud comedy by Donald Churchill, directed by Jo Phenix. Starring Neville Worsnop, Elizabeth Glenday, Jill Peterson. Wed, Thurs, Sat 2:30pm. Thurs, Fri, Sat 8:00pm. Box Office 519-855-4586. *** Palmerston Fair parade at 6:30pm. Taste of Minto at 7pm in the community centre. Arena open for viewing exhibits. For info. call Grace 519-343-5181. *** Attention all married couples. Do you feel like you should have this marriage thing figured out by now, but don't? Do you want "more from your marriage? Or perhaps you're just looking for an idea for a date night with your spouse. Consider this your invitation to see the movie that inspired the "Love-Dare" movement. Fireproof will be showing at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 149 Frederick St. Arthur at 7pm. Free. For more information contact Jeannette and Al Plat 519-848-3615 or Bonnie and Chris McIntosh 519-848-5852. *** August 27 & 28. Riverfest - at the Elora Centre for the Arts - a community fundraising concert 75 Melville St. Elora. This outdoor event features Dala and Zoe Janzen on Friday evening and Prairie Oyster and House of Doc on Saturday evening (BBQ & Bar on Sat). Tickets range in price from free to $25 (+HST) depending on age and concert. Call 519-846-9698 for tickets.

AUG 28 Elora Legion Branch 229, 110 Metcalfe St. Elora, Saturday Night Dance. Entertainment by “Marion’s Band”. For information call Judy Alles at 519-846-5582. *** Upper Credit Humane Society 2010 Golf Tournament Eagle Ridge Golf Club RR#4 11742 10th Line, Georgetown. cart, lunch and dinner - $185. Golf, cart and lunch - $145. Dinner only $50. Arrival, registration and lunch - 12pm. Shotgun start, scramble format - 1:30pm. Cocktails, dinner, silent auction and prizes 6:30pm. Call 905-609-1047 for more information. *** Special 25th anniversary Ontario Toy Show and Auction, Auction: 9am-4pm. Show: Sunday- 10am -3pm. Quality Inn Hotel and Convention Centre Hwy 59 & 401 (exit 232 N) Woodstock, This year's Unique Special Edition Show Replica: IH 1206 Tractor with Maple Leaf Medallion and Ontario Toy Show Packaging. More info. 519-537-3753. *** Free BBQ & Big Rig Starlight Drive-In. 7:15pm start (Rain or shine). Hot dogs, children activities and a VeggieTale movie. Whites Road Pentecostal Church, Harriston. *** Palmerston Fair. Farmer's breakfast, farmer's market, tailgate garage sale, baby show, pet show, helicopter rides, 4-H dairy show, auction. For info. call Angela 519-343-3427. *** Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Beef BBQ at Marion Hall, 79 Freelton Road. 4 - 7pm. Cash Bar available. Family entertainment. Tickets: Order early and get a $1off. Adult: $15, Children under 12-$8, Kids under 5- Free. Tickets: Barb Tuin 905-659-0224 or Church Office: 905-659-3305. *** Pork Barbeque at St. James Church Butterfly Garden. Dinner served at 5:30pm. Adults - $15. Kids 5-12 - $7. Children Under 5 – Free. Tickets call 519-843-2141. *** The Royal Canadian Legion Colonel John McCrae Memorial Br. 234, 919 York Rd. Guelph. Weekly Saturday night dance with Bill Dickinson. Entertainment starts at 8pm, lounge is open 12 noon to midnight on Saturdays. *** Heritage River Retirement Residence invites you to support the Canadian Cancer Society. 2pm. Cut, shave or pledge to make a difference in finding a cure. Call Sarah for more info. 519-8465350. *** Book, Bake & Bauble Sale 9am - 2pm. Hundreds of used books, fresh pies, squares, cookies and other goodies and some good quality costume jewelry will be on sale in the Parish Hall at St. John's Anglican Church at the corner of Mary Street and Highway 7 in Rockwood.

*** St. Paul's Anglican Church Chicken BBQ at Palmerston Community Centre 4:30 - 6:30pm. Chicken Dinner $12, Chicken Strips $6. For tickets call 519-343-3021. *** Slideshow of "The Classic Barns Of The Town of Erin" presented by Erin Senior 4-H Photography club at Mimosa United Church, # 5980 Wellington Rd 26. 8-10pm. All welcome. Light refreshments. For info call Craig or June 519-855-4201.

AUG 30 Victoria Park Seniors Centre - Seminar: It’s not Your Grandmother’s Hearing Aid at 10am. Call 519-787-1814 to register.

SEPT 1 Victoria Park Seniors Centre - Drop-in Blood Pressure Clinic from 10am-12noon. No appointment needed. No charge! Just drop-in! Call 519-787-1814.

SEPT 2 Arthur Agricultural Society Directors meeting. 8:15pm. Lower Hall of the Arthur Community Centre. All welcome. *** NeighbourWoods on the Grand is hosting a native plant workshop and walking tour will showcase plant species that thrive in the shade of our urban forest. Native plant expert Serena Fletcher will guide us to a better understanding of species identification through sketch making. Call 519-846-0841 for details.

SEPT3 Sept 3-6. Orangeville Agricultural Society Fall Fair. The perfect family outing! Theme: Ears to the Fair. Dairy, beef, goat, horse, midway and exhibits. Call 519-942-9597 for info.

SEPT 4 The Royal Canadian Legion Colonel John McCrae Memorial Br. 234, 919 York Rd. Guelph. Weekly Saturday night dance with Graham & Bowie. Entertainment starts at 8pm, lounge is open 12 noon to midnight on Saturdays. *** Gallery Fest - A Special Family Event Special Kids’Activities from 1 - 4pm. Enjoy a thrilling afternoon of fun activities designed solely for children’s enjoyment and appreciation of the arts. While your children are having fun with our artist volunteers, take time to relax and browse through the Gallery. Wellington Artists’ Gallery and Art Centre 6142 Wellington Rd 29, RR4 Fergus 519-843-6303. *** Until September 6th. The 151st Mount Forest Fall Fair. Poultry, Beef and Goat Displays, Homecraft Exhibits, Livestock Shows, Horse Pull, Carnival Games, Entertainment Stage and Free Pony Rides! For more information, call Deb at 519-323-1930.

SEPT 5 Showcase concert with Crossover Junction at the Bandstand, Gore Park, Elmira. 7-9pm. Free. *** Memorial service at Huxley Cemetery, north of Hillsburgh at 2:30pm. If weather is inclement, it will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in town. Please bring a lawn chair and notify friends and relatives who might like to attend. *** Until Sept 11- Make a difference through Dance. All dance classes at Flying Dance Company, is open to everyone with a donation to the Women in Crisis Centre in Guelph. $5 suggested donation per class. Call 519-767-2721 for more info.

SEPT 7 Victoria Park Seniors Centre - Pilates for Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis class at 11am (8 weeks), Break Through: Osteoporosis Prevention & Management 11:45am (8 weeks), Brain Gym Workshop at 1:30pm. Call 519-787-1814 to register. *** Centre Wellington Preschool Open house and orientation. 6:308:30pm. Come play with us. *** Experienced and new knitters are welcome to come with their own knitting project and learn tricks of the trade or teach others at the Guelph Enabling Garden located in Riverside Park, Guelph. For more information call 519-265-5770. *** Deadline for applications for Guelph Arts Council Jane Graham Memorial Award supporting professional development opportunities for visual artists in Guelph and Wellington County 4 pm. 519836-3280.


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BBQ Smoked Pork Chop Dinner. Ballinafad Community Centre. Rain or Shine. Continuous service from 5-7pm. Includes silent auction and Bounce Castle for the kids. Adults $14. For tickets call 905-877-4072.

Showcase concert with Variety Night with Paul Weber at the Bandstand, Gore Park, Elmira. 7-9pm. Free. *** Farm to Fork- Puslinch Community Centre, Aberfoyle. 2-5pm Fine food and wine pairings, entertainment, auction. Contact Ken Williams of the Optimist Club of Puslinch for more information at 519-763-0309. *** Palmerston Fair Community Church Service, ATV/lawnmower pull, 4-H beef show. For info. call Don 519-343-5141.

Until December 19- Separate Beds. A High Seas Comedy By Maryjane Cruise. Schoolhouse Theatre, 11 Albert St., St. Jacobs. Regular Performance $42; Previews $35.50; 18 and Under $21.50. Tel: 519-638-5555 or Toll Free: 1-888-449-4463. *** Guelph Guild of Storytellers. Storytelling at the Boathouse. 8pm Come listen to tales new and old by the river. Short open mic time. This month's theme “A fool and his money”. Special Guest: Paul Continued on page 11


Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, August 27, 2010 PAGE THREE

Duane Falk:

Guelph University professor Duane Falk is making a name for himself in a field that’s worlds apart from his day job.

In pursuit of the perfect potato by Chris Daponte

ERIN - Duane Falk now revels in a pastime he once shunned as a full-time job. Decades ago, the plant geneticist turned down a position as an agronomist with Frito Lay that many recent university graduates would have jumped at. But he decided early on potatoes weren’t for him - they required too much digging. “Suddenly it didn’t seem like such a good job after all,” he says with a smile. The irony of that statement is not lost on Falk as he stands in one of several potato fields on his 85-acre farm in former Erin Township, southwest of Hillsburgh. His largest field boasts about 60 plots, half of which contain potential new spud varieties. “Most won’t make it ... there’s just so many things that can go wrong,” he said. Some breeds are susceptible to disease, are too small, die early, can’t fight off weeds or simply won’t make good mashed potatoes, which the University of Guelph professor confesses are his favourite. Breeding cereal crops wheat, barley and oats - may be his “real” job at the university, but Falk seems in his element on the farm. “This is just for fun,” he said. “Potatoes are the hobby ... wheat is just a day job.” The trick - what consumes his efforts on the farm - is finding a hardy variety that is pleasing to the eye and the taste buds. And considering he inherited his breeding material from the late Gary Johnston, who discovered one of the most popular potato varieties in the world, the Yukon Gold, Falk will likely reach his goal - if he hasn’t already. He thinks he may be on to something with the Golden Blush variety, which first appeared spontaneously almost a decade ago in a plot of Ruby

Gold potatoes, another variety first developed by Johnston. “I kind of got excited because it’s not just different, but better,” he said of the Golden Blush, a pink potato with red eyes and yellow flesh (Ruby Golds are red with yellow flesh). But it’s not just colour alone that differentiates the two. Falk’s trials show the Golden Blush is 20% higher yielding than its predecessor and, “My wife says they taste even better.” He notes the Golden Blush is a likely candidate for registration someday, which is the first step to widespread commercial sales in Canada and beyond. “I cannot explain it,” he said with a smile of what accounts for the differences between it and the Ruby Gold. “Sometimes you get lucky.” Falk explained the genetics of potatoes are very complex, but once he gets a variety he likes, it is very easy to reproduce. Unlike plants such as barley, which multiply by seed only, potatoes can multiply through vegetative means, he said. Plants on his farm are grown from true potato seeds as well as virtual clones grown from the eyes of certain tubers. “I’m getting [plants] that are more and more fertile,” he said. The rows of spuds are as varied in size - there’s “finger potatoes” and Red Marbles, whose names give away their shape - as they are in colour, which ranges from yellow to pink, red and even blue. Other notable breeds include Chieftain, Davina, Sapphire, Ida Red and one each from South America and Hungary. The texture, size and shape makes them each perfect for one type of prepared potato or another, whether it’s french fries, chips, baked, mashed or for salad.

Despite Falk’s classification as a “hobby farm,” the Erin property does yield some income - not quite enough to pay the taxes, he says. He does research for a Swedish company and also for the University of Saskatchewan. He also sells a few spuds commercially, though many are given away to friends and a lot are stored in the basement of his shed at the farm. Much has changed since Falk turned down that Frito Lay job all those years ago, but one constant has been how comfortable he is in a farm setting. He was born in Minnesota and grew up in Montana, where

years. In 1986, Falk was offered a faculty position at the University of Guelph, so the couple moved to a rural home east of Arkell. “We’ve basically been here ever since,” he said. He tries not to gloat while explaining he’s likely experienced twice as many southern Ontario summers as winters since he came back to teach at Guelph - thanks to a number of sabbaticals, including to Australia for six months at a time. Hoffmeyer also works at the University of Guelph as an assistant program counsellor in the economics department. “She knows how to make money, I just know how to

“This is just for fun. Potatoes are the hobby ... wheat is just a day job.” - Duane Falk, on his potato breeding efforts. his parents regularly sent him to his grandparents’ farm. At age 15, he went to work on neighbouring farms; a job he would keep while earning a degree in chemical engineering at Montana State University. “Then I saw the light,” he said with a smile of changing career paths. Realizing the benefits of growing his own food and of having a safer day job, he decided to earn his masters degree in wheat genetics at Montana State. In 1977, he came to this area, where he lived for five years and earned his PhD in haploid wheat at the University of Guelph. While living in the city he also met his future wife, Frebis Hoffmeyer. In 1982, both obtained jobs in New Zealand, where they worked and lived for over three

farm,” he said with a laugh. Falk is often joined by Hoffmeyer during his evening and weekend trips to the farm in the summer. They’ve been known some evenings to drag out the barbecue and enjoy a quiet meal on the shed porch. Right now the Erin property is a bit of a getaway. Even when he’s working in his potato fields, Falk said he doesn’t really use any of the information he imparts to his university students, and his work with potatoes requires but a fraction of the note taking that working with cereal crops does. “That’s why it’s still fun,” he said. The plan is to move from Arkell to the Erin Township farm within a year. Falk said he and Hoffmeyer plan to “live off

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the grid,” relying on the wind and the sun to power their yetto-be-built dream home. It’s part of the same mentality that led to his refusal to apply pesticides, despite the constant threat of potato beetles, which caused “devastating” damage his first few years at the farm. “I didn’t want to poison my own environment,” he said, alluding to his eventual move to the property. “We choose to do no harm.” And thus far, Falk’s “own version of organics,” has paid off. He said the relatively small size of his potato fields, as well as the long grass that surrounds them and the area’s natural predators, all combine to keep relatively clean plants that otherwise would be overrun with potato beetles. But even problems with pests and late blight can be a positive in the end. After all, the goal is to produce the most

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hardy varieties possible. “To try and enhance that characteristic,” he said, noting the plants that survived last year’s late blight, which was bad, will be cloned in the hopes of maintaining that survival trait. Thus far the 2010 crop is flourishing. “I’ve never had plants this big,” Falk said. Right now he’s concentrating on harvesting this year’s crop, which will last until late October. Beyond that, he just wants to continue carrying on the legacy handed to him by Johnston, a potato legend of sorts. If everything works out, at some point Falk will register a variety or two with the government, then sell seeds to producers, who will pay him a royalty. Not bad for a guy who once scoffed at the idea of growing potatoes.

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Report is recommending five steps to help to cut Ontario's oil use TORONTO - In 20 years, Ontario drivers could be using 25 per cent less fuel, saving the province money, and reducing environmental damage, according to a new report by the Pembina Institute. The report, Bridging the Gulf, highlights the connection between the choices made by commuters in Ontario, and the negative impacts of oil extraction in North America in light of the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and ongoing ecological impacts from oil sands development. It focuses exclusively on personal transportation - how Ontarians get

around every day - and presents five key actions to reduce oil consumption based on policy changes that are already underway in the province. “Ontario is in an excellent position - possibly the best in Canada - to start making significant reductions in transportation fuel use,” said Cherise Burda, lead author and Ontario policy director at the Pembina Institute. “It really is possible to put these policies into action. We have everything in place from a fantastic transit plan that just requires funding, to an electricity grid that is becoming greener and can accommo-

date electric vehicles." Ontario consumes a third of all the refined petroleum in Canada, and almost all (93 per cent) of that oil is used by the transportation sector. “Ontarians can be leaders in reducing the growing environmental and social impacts of oil sands production and offshore drilling,” said Simon Dyer, director of Pembina's oil sands program. "Escalating global demand for oil is hastening oil production, weakening regulations and increasing risks. By actually reducing its demand, Ontario's drivers can become part of the solution to

reverse this trend." The total amount of oil leaked by BP's Deepwater Horizon oil well could have fueled 20 per cent of Ontario's vehicles for the duration of the spill. Pembina's proposed five actions can save that same amount of oil and more. In 10 years, the recommended policy changes would keep $1-billion per year in the province - money that is currently spent on oil imports, but instead could be invested in jobs, transit or technology. The greatest savings in the short term come from a package of "commuter choice" poli-

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Green is good for the home: choosing the best eco-friendly options From paints to flooring to car- ly a greener option. Some con- dows face. Flooring struction materials peting, the options in green One of the most eco-friendly are made building materials have options in flooring is using a expanded by leaps and bounds. sustainable product, With so many environmentally such as bamfriendly options available, homeowners may have difficulty determining what are the best and most cost-effective buys. Eco-friendly options to choose may differ based on geographic region and what installation procedures are well known by local carpenters and builders. For example, a person in a drought-stricken region may want to look for items that conserve water. W h However, there are certain co en making nside r gree renovatio items that are "green" n bui lding ns to the across the board. i mate rials. nterior or from Insulation exter ior o One of the most environmen- salvaged wood f the home tally friendly things a home- or items made from com, owner can do is to improve the posite materials. Wood that insulation in his or her home. bears the Forest Stewardship boo or salAdequate insulation reduces Council (FSC) logo means it vaged or FSC wood. It the amount of heat and cooling was grown and harvested with- is milled using less energy loss, which then reduces the out depleting or destroying nat- than many other flooring materials, such as stone or tile. amount of energy needed to ural surroundings. When choosing bamboo, howWindows cool or heat a house. There are Just like insulation, windows ever, work with a reputable many materials from which insulation can be made; many are essential to protecting retailer. Much of the bamboo are recycled materials, such as against heating and cooling used comes from China, where glass or even cotton. However, loss. Inadequate windows toxic chemicals or poor manucellulose, a plant material, is could be costing homeowners facturing procedures can one of the more cost-effective hundreds of dollars in energy reduce the environmental benand greener options available. waste from drafts or air leak- efits of the product. Wood Look for the highest "R" factor age. New windows are general- looks good in any room, but in on the insulation. The higher ly rated on a number of factors: rooms where moisture may be the number, the greater the air leakage, condensation an issue, such as kitchens and resistance, U-factor or level of bathrooms, consider costresistance to heat flow. insulation, and solar heat gain, effective materials like tinted Framing Thinking about adding on or the window's ability to block concrete. Concrete enhanced from the sun. with added recycled industrial another room or remodeling an heat existing one? Then consider Homeowners can talk with a ash, recycled glass and other decreases the using sustainable harvested window professional to deter- materials wood products. They may be mine the right windows for the amount of cement that has to more costly, but they're certain- climate and direction the win- be mixed and used.

Environment today Welcome to the column from the Elora Environment Centre (EEC). It is a local environmental resource and outreach centre in Wellington County and, as such, is excited to provide a monthly snippet of environmental awareness, tips, and tricks that focus on more green in the world. It does seem like a natural fit: from educating homeowners about energy efficiency to providing answers to water well safety, to leading the charge in urban forestry - I see more green already. Most people are becoming increasingly conscious of the daily steps they can take towards environmental conservation: avoiding idling cars, turning off unused lights, and replacing incandescent bulbs with CFLs. But as prices of gasoline and food continue to rise, as Ontario hits a 20% increase in

the cost of natural gas, and as signs of climate change are all around, it is imperative to find ways to reduce energy consumption. There are solid, practical suggestions that can help do that and also save people money in the process. The Ecoenergy Retrofit – Homes program through Ontario’s Ministry of Energy, offers homeowners up to $5,000 for improving the energy efficiency of their home. Grants are available for upgrades to everything from heating systems, windows, insulation, and hot water systems. Even low-flush toilets are eligible for money back. EEC’s certified energy advisors are highly knowledgeable and well-trained in how houses work as systems, and can give homeowners advice about small and bigger ways to

improve their home’s energy efficiency. It is easy to feel overwhelmed when faced with the enormity of the environmental issues of today. It is particularly crucial at this point that everyone pulls together with the global community, as well as with those in our neighbourhoods. In Elora, a homeowner has painted on her fence at the entrance to the town those famous words by Mahatma Gandhi, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” What a lovely way of saying that each of us has a responsibility. Each month, the EEC will provide interesting, seasonally relevant green information. Anyone with any suggestions for topics can give us a phone call at 519-846-0841 or drop us an email at:

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Premises Identification Number which is simple to request but is necessary. To obtain the PIN you may contact OnTrace by calling 1-888388-7223 and ask for extension 402 (Marianne Muth) or online at You need that PIN to complete your application and it will be put aside if it is not complete. The PIN is not your Farm Business Registration number which also will be required. If you plan to use the Cost Share Program and have not contacted me as yet please do, so I can let you know what other information you need to complete the application. To sign up or for information, call 519-846-3394. AGRICULTURAL MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE ACCEPTING PROPOSALS Ontario producers are encouraged to “take a new approach” to farm business management as a result of the governments’ investment in the Agricultural Management Institute (AMI). AMI works with agricultural industry associations to develop resources on innovative business management practices to help Ontario producers remain competitive. AMI is being funded through Growing Forward to encourage the development and adoption of business management strategies for farm businesses. Their “Take A New Approach” campaign encourages producers to adopt new ways of thinking about farm business planning. The Agricultural Management Institute is a not-for-profit organization whose goals are to increase awareness, understanding, and adoption of these and other beneficial business management practices by Ontario farmers. The Agricultural Management Institute is currently accepting project proposals and is hosting lunch and learns on the development of proposals. Additional details can be obtained by visiting their website at: - click on AMI funding or call 1-888479-3931. COMING EVENTS Sept. 1 & 2 Sheep Infrastructure Workshop in Grand Valley area. This two day course is sponsored by the Large Flock Operators and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food, and Rural Affairs. Workshop agenda and registration details are available online at: tm. Sept. 2 Waterloo Federation of Agriculture, monthly Board meeting at the New Hamburg Community Center (Old Arena down town). For information contact Secretary, Richard Cressman at 519 662-2790 or email: . Sept. 3 - 6 Orangeville Fall Fair. For more information, call: 519942-9597. Sept. 4 - 6 Mount Forest Fall Fair (151st). For more information, call: 519-323-4871. Sept. 7 Wellington Federation of Agriculture, monthly Board meeting at OMAFRA Boardroom, 6484 Cty Rd #7, Elora. Note 8:00 p.m. summer start time. For information contact Secretary, Lisa Hern at 519-848-3774 or email: Sept. 8 - 12 Arthur Fall Fair (154th). For more information, call: 519-848-5917. Sept. 10 - 11 Aberfoyle Fall Fair & Tractor Pull. For more information, call: 519-824-2369. Sept. 12 Master Gardeners of Ontario Course, Vineland Research Centre. The Vineland Research and Innovation Centre and Master Gardeners of Ontario present an educational short course, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $50 to learn about leading edge horticultural science and innovation and its practical applications in the garden. For information or to receive a registration package, contact Kathryn Goodish, 905-562-0320 x777. Sept. 14 - 16 Outdoor Farm Show, Canada’s Outdoor Park, Woodstock. Check for details at: Sept. 17 - 19 Fergus Fall Fair, Centre Wellington Sportsplex. For more information, call: 519-856-9621. Sept. 17 - 19 Harriston-Minto Fall Fair on George Street. For more information, call: 519-338-5202. Sept. 21 - 25 International Plowing Match & Farm Machinery Show-Elgin, St. Thomas. Check the website: Sept. 24 & Oct. 1 The two-day Waterloo County Growing Your Farm Profits Workshop will be held in the Woolwich Memorial Centre, Elmira. To register, contact Liz Samis at 519638-3268.

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Preparation: Preheat barbecue to medium and grease grill. Place dressing in large bowl. Add eggplant, zucchini, red and green peppers and onion; toss to coat. Alternately, skewer vegetables onto eight 10-inch/25 cm skewers. Reserve any dressing. Barbecue, turning frequently and brushing with any reserved dressing, for 7 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

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Rural Life Lots of visitors as county’s annual plowing match returns to town by David Meyer HILLSBURGH - There were a number of visitors out early Thursday morning as the county Plowing Match returned to the Hillsburgh area for the first time in 58 years. The match this year took place on grounds behind the sports yards in the community. Helen Moffat, a director with the Wellington County Plowmen’s Association was one of those on the field in good time. Moffat, of RR2 Drayton, has been competing at events like this one for ten years now. She started competitive plowing with her husband, Robert, who was also a big fan. He passed away in 2006 at the International Plowing Match in Peterborough, and Helen Moffat said she decided to carry on competing “because I had the equipment.” Ken O’Brien was busy pounding in stakes to help direct plowing traffic - a volunteer from out of town. He comes from Midhurst, near Barrie, and said he plows for a hobby. “Old farmers play,” he said with a laugh. “Some play golf. Others play with the dirt.” He loves the latter. The previous day, he had plowed at the competition in Ayr. Richard Augustine, of Kilwarton, near Gravenhurst, is also an avid plower.

“I’ve been doing this a number of years,” he said. “There’s no plowing match in The Muskokas, so I have to go to other counties.” He said he will probably attend a dozen matches in the next while, but he said of the Wellington competition, “This is the first real match.” He also plans to attend the IPM in St. Thomas in September. Gene Moreau, of the Barrie area, also attends several matches a year and the IPM, and he is a big fan of the Wellington

match. “They’ve been absolutely wonderful,” he said of the organizers. “They even have good soil to plow in.” Plowmen directors and county councillors Carl Hall and Walter Trachsel were pleased with the day’s events. “We’re getting a good showing of spectators,” Trachsel said, watching a large number of people wandering around with cameras to catch the action. Hall said he had received a number of phone calls about

the match from the Hillsburgh area after there was publicity about it. Les Darrington, a long time competitor and board member said, “It’s a good one ... The site is perfect.” Katherine Clyne, of Harriston, is the reigning Queen of the Furrow, and she was busy helping with the show and waiting for the Queen of the Furrow contestants to arrive in the early afternoon. Those contestants also compete in a special plowing division to help judges determine the winner.

Clyne was thoroughly liking her work. “It’s enjoyable,” she said, noting that, as Queen of the Furrow, “It is exciting to see what goes on behind the scenes. There’s a lot of work.”

Clyne is also eagerly awaiting the IMP near St. Thomas. She is Wellington County’s representative in the IPM competition for Queen of the Furrow. “I’m excited by the IPM,” she said.

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Birds of Prey, 4-H, Kids Races, Midway, Classic Car Show - No Admission after 5pm Saturday Evening starts at 6:00pm Entertainment by Farmer & Kori Pop ATV/Lawn Tractor Pull, Beer Tent BBQ prepared by “The Canadian Championship BBQ/Grill Team” Ribs, Chicken Pulled Pork, Brisket, Salads, Desserts Tickets in advance: Adults $15 (13 & over) Kids (12 & under) eat FREE For BBQ & Dance Tickets and information: Call Leanne 519-265-7573 or Florance 519-763-9782

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Cowgirls is an interesting musical show-down of country and classical styles by Marie Male DRAYTON - While there still may be time to rustle up some tickets for Cowgirls, don't expect a lot of classic country music, but a lot of classical/country music. The Cowgirls are in the early stages of training and the fun and revelation is in their transformation. A refreshingly all female cast consists of a trio of country lovin' and three classical musicians. The three classical ladies have been mistakenly booked as the band that needs to save the hides of the country ladies from foreclosure of their saloon. The classical group must sing country for their supper or all will lose their livelihoods. And they must do it by nightfall, as the grand re-opening looms. All of the discover a new respect for each other’s music as well as each other along the way. Their common bond as women reveals that they all have heart, and music is their outlet. They recognize that all popular music is derived from classical music, and so the audience is treated to a broad

spectrum; beginning with Gilbert & Sullivan’s Three Little Maids from The Mikado and ending with Cowgirls. The best thing about the show is the boundless talent of all six women. Just when the audience thinks that one is the true star, the next will perform and trump the last. Mostly in their Drayton Entertainment debuts, they are a real find. The owner of the saloon and stage is Cathy Elliott, as Jo, a woman with as much voice as heart. Her polished performance is moving in such numbers as Songs My Mama Sang and It's Time to Come Home. She also doubles as music director in her Drayton Entertainment debut. Her saloon employees and friends are Heather LeaBrown, as impressively highhaired Mickey, and Gabi Epstein as the hilariously furtive Mo. Lea-Brown adds dimension to her waitress character as she longs to be a singer and presents a truly appealing case for it. Her fiddle playing is a delight. Classically trained musician who goes from beautiful violin

to feisty fiddle is Lizzie Kurtz, as Mary Lou. Her performance is poignant and her expressive face lamentable as she “could have been in Dusseldorf,” and “Why aren't there any female classical composers anyway?” She eventually jumps into the saddle and lets loose in such numbers as Saddle Tramp Blues. Ann O'Kane, as cellist Lee, pull strings with her beautiful voice and appearance especially in Don't Look Down. Keely Hutton as the pregnant Rita is funny as she picks up the country beat quickly and announces she “can almost hear the trucks a’ crashin’ and the dogs a’ dyin'.” The set by Eric Bunnell is really authentic looking as a country saloon and helps to set the mood. The costumes by Julie McGill transform from classical to country in a stitch. Director Robert More started with Cowgirls earlier this summer at Victoria Playhouse Petrolia where he is artistic director. Cowgirls originally opened off-broadway in 1996. Not quite a hoe-down, Cowgirls is more of an inter-

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ENTERTAINMENT Third annual Gallery Fest - a special family event on Sept. 4 C. WELLINGTON TWP. The Wellington Artists’ Gallery and Art Centre on County Road 29, southeast of Fergus is inviting families to its third Gallery Fest on Sept. 4. Everyone is invited and asked to bring their children and grandchildren. There is a special afternoon planned for children’s enjoyment and appreciation of the arts. Those activities will run from 1to 4pm. While children are having fun with artist volunteers, visitors can browse through the gallery. Besides fine arts, the gallery is presenting, on the lower level, gift items under

$100. Then, from Sept. 4 to Oct. 4 Beryl Dawson will be a featured artist Dawson is a self taught painter of realism. Working with oils, watercolour, or mixed media she endeavours to make every piece of work, through exacting detail, a tapestry of lifelike, natural colour and form. She paints on many different surfaces, including steel gold pans from the Yukon, pieces of shale, glass, and textile. Her current project is her Canadiana series depicting scenes from coast to coast. Represented in her portfolio are endangered historic build-

ings, flora and fauna and landmark landscapes of different regions of the country. Regardless of the subject, the results are dramatic, vibrant and correct in detail often making viewers ask if it is a painting or a photo. The opening reception of her exhibition is Sept 4 from 2 to 4pm. Also from Sept. 4 to Oct. 4, Pat Armstrong will be the guest artist at the gallery Armstrong is a self taught watercolour artist who paints the nature, particularly flowers, butterflies, and garden scapes. She loves the softness and flu-

Last call for grant applications for council’s memorial arts award GUELPH - The arts council here has issued its last call for applications to win a grant to for professional development opportunities for visual artists residing and practising in Guelph and Wellington County. Guelph Arts Council is inviting applications for the 2010 Jane Graham memorial award. Any visual artist residing and actively practising in Guelph or Wellington County and who can demonstrate a commitment to professional artistic development is eligible to apply for funding to pursue professional development opportunities. Specific activities considered include any course, conference, apprenticeship, field trip, or other professional development learning experience that can be shown to contribute to the personal artistic growth of the applicant artist.. The application deadline is Sept. 7. The award was created in 2006 in memory of Jane Graham, a much-loved and respected visual artist living and working in the Guelph area prior to her untimely death in 2005. With donations received in her memory, Guelph Arts Council created the fund at The Guelph Community Founda-

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and an invitational 4-H Show. Lots of Fun is planned for kids all ages as well as special events. For more information contact Secretary/Manager: Deb Harper call 519-323-4871, or email

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MONDAY, SEPT. 6 198 Main Street North, Mount Forest, ON

10:00am - Exhibit Hall opens 10:30am - 4H Cattle Show - Heavy Horse Show 12:00pm - Parade 3:00pm - Horse Pull

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COTPA SANCTIONED EVENT - Super Stock 4×4 Trucks - 8,000 lbs Modified Farm Tractors - Pro Mod. Diesel Trucks - 7000 lbs Light Pro Stock Tractors - Single Engine Modified Tractors - 10,500 lbs Modified Farm Tractors - Super Mod. 4×4 Trucks - 2wd Modified Trucks - 11,000 lbs Pro Stock Tractors - 20,000 lbs Local Farm Tractors - 30,000 lbs Local Farm Tractors

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Continued from page 2 Conway. Boathouse at 116 Gordon St. Donations graciously accepted. Not suitable for children. Sandy Schoen 519-767-0017. *** Euchre Harriston, Legion #296 Harriston, Ontario. Start at 8pm. Light Lunch provided. $5 per person. Bring a partner. For more information call 519-338-2843. *** The Grand Quilt Guild meet at 7:30pm at the Royal Canadian Legion in Fergus. Guest speaker is Wendy Spreitzer of Perkin Ontario with her Trunk show of Landscape, applique, embroidery and 3-D flower quilts. Everyone Welcome. *** Victoria Park Seniors Centre - Drop-in Hearing Clinic 11am12noon - No appointment needed. No charge. Just drop-in. Learn to Play Pool at 1pm OR Learn to Play Chess at 1pm. Call 519-787-1814 to register.

SEPT 9 Arthur Fall Fair Kick off Roast Beef Dinner. 5-7:30pm. *** Victoria Park Seniors Centre - Arthritis Self-Management Program (ASMP) 7-9pm (6 wks). Call 519-787-1814 to register. *** The Arthur Agricultural Society Annual Roast Beef BBQ Supper from 5-7 pm at the Arthur Arena. Tickets Lisa at 519-848-5917. *** Magic FM 106.1 & 1460 CJOY are hosting a Coffee Break® drive-thru at 75 Speedvale Avenue East, Guelph. 7am to 11am Volunteers and staff from the Alzheimer Society will be serving coffee and treats for donations.

SEPT10 Fish Fry Dinner by Howell and Super 50/50 Draw. Harriston Legion #296. 5- 7pm. Tickets $13, children 12 and under $6. Children 5 and under - free. For more information call 519-3382843. *** Victoria Park Seniors Centre - Special Event: Open House & New Members Welcome at 10am-12noon. All welcome. Seminar: “Understanding Alzheimer’s & the Role of Genetics” at 9:30am. Call 519-787-1814 to register. *** Arthur Fair Ambassador Competition, cake auction and Variety show starting at 8pm at the Arthur Arena Hall. Preceded by Fair Parade at 7pm *** Sept 10,11,12- Arthur Fall Fair- Admission by donation. *** Sept. 10 and 11- 170th Aberfoyle Fall Fair. Friday 7pm, Local & Area Tractor Pull. Sat. gates open at 9am. Classic car, birds of prey, horse and bale rolling shows, pie eating contest etc. 6pm“The Canadian Championship BBQ/Grill Team" dinner. Advance tickets please call 519-822-7573.

SEPT11 The Royal Canadian Legion Colonel John McCrae Memorial Br. 234, 919 York Rd. Guelph. Weekly Saturday night dance with Jack Younger. Entertainment starts at 8pm, lounge is open 12 noon to midnight on Saturdays. *** Arboretum Auxiliary Fund-raising Plant Sale, 9am- 2pm. R.J.

Hilton Centre on College Avenue East, Guelph - an amazing selection of hardy, exotic and native perennials and woody plants for formal and natural gardens - 519-824-4120 ext. 52113. *** West Luther 4H sheep, beef and dairy achievement show, open 4H show at the Arthur Fall Fair. Demonstrations, Erick Traplin children's music show, Lawn and garden tractor pull and chili cookoff. Contact 519-848-5917. *** The 3rd Annual Corn Roast and BBQ. FREE. 2pm-7pm. 7427 Wellington County Rd #30 (just north of Highway #6). For more information please call 519-837-1457. The local OPP Canine unit will be bringing their team out for a demonstration for the kids, as well there will be music, games and food and fun for everyone. *** Old Time Dance 8pm - 12am. $10/person, light lunch provided. Band - Country Troubadors. St. John Parish Centre, 160 Georgina St., Arthur. *** Be sure to see Puslinch Historical Society display of antique gadgets and gee-gaws at the Aberfoyle Fall Fair. See our retrospective presentation Farming in Puslinch which celebrates the 170th anniversary of the fair. *** Palmerston Community Food Bank Cram-a-Cruiser & BBQ from 11am - 4pm. Please come & support us. *** Old Time Dance 8pm - 12am. $10/person, light lunch provided. Band - Country Troubadors. St. John Parish Centre, 160 Georgina St., Arthur. *** Palmerston Community Food Bank Cram-a-Cruiser & BBQ from 11am - 4pm. Please come & support us.

SEPT12 The popular Spirit Walk event will begin at McCrae House. First tour begins at 12:30 pm. The guided walking tours will include encounters with characters who helped shape Guelph’s history. Ticketed event. For more information call 519-836-1221 or visit *** Ellis Chapel 2010 Summer program. Celebrate the heritage of Puslinch Township and join us for our Sunday afternoon services at 2:30pm. Rev. John Lougheed, Spiritual Care Provider, Grand River Hospital, Kitchener. Special Music by The Arkellites Choir. Call 519-824-4697 for more information.

Inside Wellington Events Send your Non-Profit/Charitable event info to: 20-25 words, 4 weeks prior to event date

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! Find the answer below.

HOROSCOPES - For the fifth week of August ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, your emotions can lose their force when you don't express them. Rather than keeping everything bottled inside, start releasing pent-up feelings. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Make a move before someone beats you to it, Taurus. Otherwise you may kick yourself for the lost opportunity. Pisces weighs in with an opinion. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, things have gone awry and you have to find a way to get them back on track. You may need a little help with this endeavor. Look to your most trusted friend.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, others are constantly looking to you for support, but now is your time to seek a little extra help. The best fix for a troubled mind is talking things through. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, there's not much time to tackle a project that you have been putting off. Procrastination won't win you any points and may only cause extra stress. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 It's time you did some socializing, Capricorn. Whether you attend a party or throw one yourself, it is healthy to be in the good company of friends and family.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, if you have been feeling you're ready for a change then maybe it's time to start putting out your resume and sampling the job market. You never know the results.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Arguments are inevitable, Aquarius. You see something one way, and an adversary sees things much differently. Will you learn to compromise?

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, you have so much love to share but it seems that others aren't so receptive to the offers lately. Maybe your presentation is in need of some fine tuning.

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, there is a fun adventure in store but it won't be what you imagine. Chances are if you overthink it you will ruin the surprise.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, apologies will only bandage the wounds but not completely heal them. Your actions will have to be stronger if you want to right a wrong that has occurred. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Be especially careful when assessing a risk, Libra. The risk might have a high reward, but you're more comfortable sticking to the straight and narrow.

ORANGEVILLE EARS to the FAIR SEPTEMBER 3 - 6, 2010 GATES OPEN Friday Saturday & Sunday Monday

4:30pm-9:00pm 9:00am-9:00pm 9:00am-3:00pm

EXHIBITION HALL OPEN Friday 6:00pm-9:00pm Saturday & Sunday 9:30am-6:30pm Monday 9:30pm-4:00pm


LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Saturday & Sunday 11am - 6pm

ADMISSION (Including HST) Fri. & Mon. Sat.& Sun. Adults $6.00 $10.00 Age 13-19 $4.00 $6.00 Age <12 FREE $2.00 Pre-School FREE FREE Seniors (65+) $6.00 $6.00 Adult Weekend Pass: $25.00 Pay-One-Price Midway Pass: $30.00 Saturday, September 4th. Noon-4:00pm

Here are some of the Daily Events you’ll want to see... Mark Your Calendar Now! FRIDAY SEPT. 3 TH 3:00 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm 6:30 pm


4H Interclub Dairy Show FAIR OPENING & Ambassador Competition Horse Pull Competition Dufferin-Wellington Holstein Show

ALL DAY - Homecraft Competitions, Livestock Shows, Albion Shows Midway, Antique Power Equipment, Pony Rides & Petting Zoo, Archery 10:00 am 4H Beef Calf Club 10:00 am - 4:00 pm “Road Hazards” Car Show 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Monster Truck Rides 11:00 am Truck & Tractor Pull 7:00 & 8:30 pm FMX Show & Monster Truck Crush

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 TH ALL DAY - Homecraft Competitions, Livestock Shows, Albion Shows Midway, Antique Power Equipment, Pony Rides & Petting Zoo, Archery 10:00 am - 5:00pm Monster Truck Rides 6:00 pm FMX Show & Monster Truck Crush 6:30 pm Demolition Derby & Rollover

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 6 TH FAMILY DAY! (Reduced admission prices all day) All Day All Day All Day 10:30am & 1pm 12:30pm 1 pm - 4 pm

Albion Shows Midway Pony Rides & Petty Zoo Kids activities by Hillcrest School Kiddies Pedal Tractor Pull Talent Show ‘A Touch of Magic’ with Keith Hunter


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HANDLING TENANT COMPLAINTS IN RENTAL HOUSING Are there complaints between tenants, or about noise and other unwanted behaviour at the rental building? Tenants should notify the landlord in writing with details about the complaint, including: information on the date of the incident, who was involved, what occurred and names of any witnesses. If safety is threatened, call the police directly. The Landlord is required to investigate complaints, to take action and notify the disruptive tenant. NOTIFICATION MAY INCLUDE: • Letter(s) to request that the noise or behaviour stop without naming the complainant. • A N5 notice of termination about the noise or acts that seriously bother other residents or the landlord, and can lead to eviction if the landlord needs to take further action within 6 months. CONTACT: • For Social Housing throughout Wellington and Guelph to obtain Landlord contact information: 519.824.7822 ext. 4020. • For Private Rental Housing: - Landlord and Tenant Board: 1.888.332.3234 or - Legal Clinic of Guelph and Wellington 519.821.2100 or 1.800.628.9205 (toll free within Wellington County, outside of Guelph) or




START POINT Trailway parking lot (eastern terminus of Schuett Road, Ariss) GPS: 43.57481-80.36271


START: 1:00 p.m.

g green! Keep electronics out of the garbage and take them to an Electronics Recycling Event Day. MARK YOUR CALENDARS Saturday, October 16 - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Mapleton Municipal Office, 7275 Sideroad 16, Drayton Saturday, October 23 - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Rockmosa Community Centre, 74 Christie St., Rockwood

The tour departs from the Village of Ariss located northwest of Guelph, and follows the trailway through the rural Ontario countryside. Participants will take in the late summer colours, observe local wildlife and enjoy views of the local farms as the fall crops are being harvested.

County of Wellington Administration Centre 74 Woolwich St. Guelph, ON N1H 3T9


Saturday, October 30 - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Liquidation World, 480 Smith St. (Hwy. 6), Arthur For a list of acceptable items or more details, visit or contact Solid Waste Services (SWS) at 519.837.2601 or 1.866.899.0248.

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