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Province makes large funding

announcement for Oak Ridges Hospice
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See pages 10-11 Deputy Premier and Minister of
Health Christine Elliott makes the
funding announcement for Oak Ridges
Remembrane Hospice of Durham at the Scugog
Day 2019 Library on Friday, November 8th.
DAN CEARNS The Standard
See pages 12-13
DAN CEARNS The Standard space where loved ones can receive the been very supportive of our plan. We worked
Wedding palliative care they need at their life’s end,” together on technical pieces of the design,
See page 14 SCUGOG: The province of Ontario is Minister Elliott said. and they’ve approved us at each stage. We’re
stepping up to support Oak Ridges Hospice MPP Lindsey Park called the very grateful to our MPP Lindsey Park for
o f D u r h a m . announcement “so huge for this region.” advocating on our behalf to try to move our
SPORTS At the Scugog Memorial Public Library on “It’s evident how important this project forward,” he said.
See pages 15-17 Friday, November 8th, Ontario Deputy announcement is to the community,” MPP He also spoke about the construction
Premier and Minister of Health Christine Park said, noting the high turnout at the timeline. “We have our foundation permit
Elliott and MPP Lindsey Park announced, in announcement. now in hand. Obviously the rst step is to lay
CLASSIFIEDS front of a packed room, $600,000 in one- Scugog Mayor Bobbie Drew said the a foundation, so that’ll be done in the next
See page 19 time capital funding for the Oak Ridges township “truly appreciates the provincial couple weeks. Then the construction
Hospice to support the hospice project support that is making a hospice in Scugog a project is expected to take between 12 and
increasing from ve beds to eight beds, and a reality.” 18 months.”
commitment to provide $840,000 annually She also gave an update on the project The Hospice will continue fundraising
for operational expenses once the hospice process. “Planning processes have been though. The capital contribution brings Oak
opens. completed, and the foundation permit has Ridges Hospice’s campaign to $5.6 million
According to a press release from the been issued,” Mayor Drew said. in donations and pledges, with about $2
Ministry of Health, this will allow the Oak Ridges Hospice will be located on the million still needing to be raised.
hospice to accommodate about 123 patients lands of the former Immaculate Conception Though Dr. Russell also stressed, in an
per year. Catholic School, next to the Immaculate email to The Standard, “we will need to
“I know that Oak Ridges Hospice will be an Conception Catholic Church in Port Perry. continue to fund raise for ongoing
important part of this beautiful community Dr. Steve Russell of the Oak Ridges Hospice operations, as the government only funds
of Port Perry. The hospice is being built board told The Standard what it has been approximately 60 percent of our annual
because people in this community like working with the provincial operating costs.”
recognized the need for a quiet, comfortable government. “The Ministry of Health has
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Province investing in local midwives

DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard province.”

As Mr. Bethlenfalvy explained, the increased funding
UXBRIDGE: The provincial government recently is part of the government’s investment of an additional
announced that they will be providing an additional $28 million to expand midwifery services across
funding totalling close to $150,000 to support local Ontario. These services will help up to 3,400 more
midwives. families access additional choice in primary care during
MPP Peter Bethlenfalvy made the announcement in a pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
late-October that the Ontario government is providing “Our investment in midwifery services is part of our
an additional $148,635 this year to support midwives in government’s commitment to focus health care dollars
Uxbridge. where they will have the most impact and do the most
“With more than 140,000 babies being welcomed to good for the people of Ontario, on frontline care,” added
the world each year in Ontario, families are looking for Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of
more options when it comes to choosing their care,” Health. “This additional funding will mean more
said MPP Bethlenfalvy. “That’s why Ontario’s families in Uxbridge will be able to access quality care
Government for the People is investing in frontline care from a midwife during pregnancy, labour and birth, as
by expanding access to midwifery services across the well as six weeks of support once their baby is born.”

Photo Credit: Tom Poupore

The Voice of Your Community Thursday, November 14, 2019 • 3

Santa Claus coming to North

Durham, Kawartha Lakes
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The following day, Sunday, November
NORTH DURHAM/KAWARTHA: 17th, the Jolly man will be in Lindsay for
Santa Claus will be making a trip through their parade.
North Durham and Lindsay in the next The theme for the 2019 Lindsay Santa
couple months. Claus parade is “Christmas at the
The rst Santa Claus parade in The Movies.”
Standard’s coverage area will be in The parade will begin at 2 p.m. and will
Uxbridge this Saturday, November 16th. follow Adelaide Street South to Kent
The 59th annual parade will begin at Street, and will take Kent Street to
11 a.m. The theme for the 2019 edition of Lindsay Street.
the parade is “Snowed In.” The Scugog Chamber of Commerce
The parade begins at the corner of will put on the Port Perry Santa Claus
Brock Street and Centre Road, and then parade on Saturday, December 7th.
heads east on Brock Street to Nelkydd The parade will begin at 5 p.m., and the
L ane, and will nish at Uxbridge theme is “A Christmas Miracle on Queen
Secondary School. Street.” The parade starts at the Port
Kids are encouraged to bring their Perry Fairgrounds, heading along Simcoe
letters for Santa to the parade, as Canada Street, Queen Street and Water Street,
Post will be collecting them. before nishing at Mary Street.
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Lake Ridge Road/Regional Road

13 intersection to Prince Albert United Church
close for six weeks 23 Jeffrey St. Prince Albert
BROCK: The Regional Municipality of in the Township of Brock.
Durham, Works Department advises The township has undertaken this
residents that the intersection of Lake project to safely and efciently complete
Ridge Road (Regional Road 23) and road reconstruction and intersection
Regional Road 13, in the Township of improvements.
Brock, will be closed for construction for The Region realizes the work is
approximately six weeks. disruptive and will make every effort to
From November 2nd until mid- complete the work quickly and ef-
December. Unfavourable weather may ciently. Drivers are asked to exercise
inuence the work schedule. caution for the safety of pedestrians,
The area affected is the intersection of cyclists and work crews.
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CAESAREA by Eleanor Colwell

Caesarea Nestleton Euchre Scores for November 7th:
Thursday’s euchre results: Jim Kushner nished in rst
place, Gord Paisley was second, Pat Currie came in
third, Jocelyn Bradbury nished in fourth, Bryan
Allemang came in fth, Mary Lou Breward had the BLACKSTOCK by Tammy Phillips
most lone hands, and Dianne Slute had the low score. In a decision last Monday, November 4th, Scugog include a pancake breakfast for all ages, a children’s
Nestleton Euchre is held every Thursday (except Council voted to move forward with an application to colouring and letters to Santa table, an opportunity to
holidays) in the Nestleton Community Centre, 3971 the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) have photos taken with Santa himself, courtesy of
Hwy 7A, and play starts at 7:30 p.m. - Community, Culture and Recreation to replace the Rachel Callan Photography. The Elf Plate will be $5 per
Blackstock Arena and provide additional community person for one pancake, one piece of meat, and eggs.
Blackstock Cartwright Lions Club: facilities for Scugog. The aging Blackstock Arena was The Santa Plate will be $10 per person for three
The winning Peace Poster at Cartwright Central P.S. rst built as an outdoor rink 82 years ago. It was later pancakes, three pieces of meat, and eggs.
went to a grade 7 student, Aeva Chesbrough. Her poster enclosed, with refrigeration equipment added in 1960. The book and bake sale returns, along with the
was entered into the District Peace Poster Contest in As it stands today, the rink and facilities are both incredibly popular silent auction. A variety of exciting
Beaverton at the Cabinet Meeting last Saturday and was undersized and in poor condition. The capital costs to items will be available to bid on, including overnight
selected in 2nd place. Congratulations, Aeva. We will be maintain the arena in its current functional state are accommodations at Nestleton Waters Inn, St. Anne’s
in touch with Mrs. Brownrigg at CCPS to arrange for an $4.65 million, a portion of which is attributed to Spa, and Great Wolf Lodge. In addition, there are
award presentation. replacing the Freon-based refrigeration system, which several local businesses and organizations that have
At our last meeting, we enjoyed hearing about the will no longer be available after 2020. If signicant donated a variety of products and services, including
Blackstock Skating Club and the Blackstock Nursery repairs or replacement are not carried out soon, the Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, Art Gallery of
School. Going forward, we hope to be able to support arena will reach a critical point in the next few years and Ontario (AGO), Brimacombe Ski Hill, Kalsamrit Martial
them in their efforts. need to be shuttered. Letters of support from the Arts Gym Port Perry, Anytime Fitness, Brock’s
Just a last minute reminder about our blood sugar community could make all the difference and should be Department Store, Branching Out Florists, Books
testing at Wellness Shield Pharmacy on Thursday, addressed to Mayor Bobbie Drew and Council, as well as Galore and Port Olive Oil Co. No reservations necessary.
copied to MPP Lindsey Park and MP Erin O'Toole. Cash only accepted at the door. Donations for Operation
November 14th. Come before breakfast as it is more
On Thursday, November 21st, the School Community Scugog Food Bank will be also be accepted. This is the
accurate when you are fasting. This clinic runs from 8
Council (SCC) at Cartwright Central Public School is largest annual fundraiser for BCNS, a non-prot
a.m. until 10 a.m. Hope to see you there.
hosting a Take Out Rib Dinner Fundraiser at the organization committed to providing a positive learning
We are entering the time period for our 2nd round of
Blackstock Recreation Centre. For $20 per person, experience for children in the Blackstock and
Zone Meetings and this one will focus on membership.
enjoy: half a rack ribs done by Strack's Smokin’ Grill, surrounding area for over 40 years. Play-based programs
We expect to hear how Clubs that are growing their baked potato, coleslaw, bun and dessert. Tickets are introduce children to a variety of learning experiences,
membership have been so successful. available soon through any SCC member or by enabling them to develop socially, emotionally,
If you have any items to bring forward to this column, contacting Angie Faireld at: (905) 986-4133, or by cognitively and physically.
just email me at emailing: For more information, call: (905) 986-4585, or visit
On Sunday, November 24th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Facebook event page at this web address:
GREENBANK by Mary Jean Till The Blackstock Agricultural Association and Farm Girl
On November 11th, Canada held ser vices in Creations are hosting The Christmas Craft Sale at the Euchre winners from Tuesday, November 5th: Heidi
remembrance of all who served in earlier wars and for Blackstock Recreation Centre. This is the rst of what Kreig came in rst, Eileen Nelson nished in second
those continuing to serve so that we may have the will hopefully become an annual event. There will be a place, Norm Lackner was third, Ellen Gibson came in
freedom to live in a safe country, with hope for better variety of crafts and snacks. Interested vendors can fourth, and Audrey Mahaffey nished in fth place.
things to happen, with justice and peace for all, access the application form at Heidi Kreig and Eileen Nelson tied for the most lone
worldwide. or contact hands. Blackstock Euchre is held every Tuesday evening
The Christ candle at church on Sunday was lit by at 7:30 p.m. (except holidays) in the Blackstock United
Nathan Fraser at the memorable Remembrance Day On Sunday, December 1st, the Blackstock Co-op Church Hall. Everyone is welcome.
Service. Bagpiper Shona Stone, trumpeter Doug Ferris, Nursery School (BCNS) will host its annual Breakfast Blackstock community news items can be emailed to
and ag bearer Carter Doble began the service, which with Santa & Friends, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the by 12 noon on Monday prior to
included the children doing a candle lighting vigil, and Blackstock Recreation Centre. The morning will publication.
Remembrance Poppies placed by all the congregation on
a cross, which graced the church entrance steps for EPSOM & UTICA by Faye Ashton
November 11th. I don't think we were quite prepared for a November the service.
Upcoming events at Greenbank United Church are: snowfall of 6+ inches on Thursday in Epsom. It seems This was a busy but frustrating week for area farmers
November 13th, 7:30 p.m., is the Evening Unit other locations didn't get as much, but I'm sure the child trying to get crops still standing in the eld off, and
U.C.W. meeting. at heart totally enjoyed it. nding a day to enjoy the Royal Agricultural Fair.
November 14th – 9 a.m. “Walk with Me” group. 10 A week ago Friday, the Epsom Girls enjoyed a lunch P l e a s e s e n d n e w s i t e m s t o
a.m. - 1 p.m. are Stephanie Richmond's ofce hours. You and a catch-up visit at Wooden Sticks in Uxbridge. The
may contact her by calling 905-718-8086, or by years pass so fast now, and the time we spend together
emailing: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. becomes more precious. PONTYPOOL by Coralee MacDonald
is Meditation on scripture, for all. Sad to hear Doris Armstrong is not in the best of
November 17th – 10 a.m. (note time change). health this past week, but we do wish her a speedy Community Care is offering a foot care clinic the rst
recovery. Our sympathy to former residents Nancy and Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call
Greenbank United Church 123rd Anniversary,
Gerald Hill in the passing of Nancy's Mother Betty Community Care, Community Health Centre at
communion and lunch following the service. 705-879-4100, push 1 for Community Health
November 21st – 7 p.m. Guest speaker Ginny Colling Thompson this past Saturday.
Centre, to book a appointment.
will speak on the climate crisis. This is an issue of The Purse Mission concludes this week, so if you have
Bethany church is hosting a parent workshop,
concern, and all are welcome. Please bring a friend. something to contribute please leave at Epsom Church
Rediscover parenting, on November 16th, from 9
At Greenbank Centennial Hall, November 16th, 8 or at Donna Eckhardt's. Thank you to everyone who has a.m. to 2 p.m. A lunch will be included and daycare
p.m., Greenbank Folk Music presents singer-songwriter generously contributed to this mission project. will be available if needed. Cost is $40 or what you
Reminder: the churches are still open on Wednesday can pay. For more information and to register email
David Francey. Admission is $25, which can be found at
evening from 5 – 9 p.m. I was made aware how beautiful
Poe Design, Port Perry (905-985-0060), or Blue Heron
it was to even drive by and see the cross lit up through Come on out to Pontypool on November 16th for
Books Uxbridge (905-852-4282). the windows. Sunday, December 8th, is the evening for
On Friday, November 8th, several folk from the area the Christmas craft and gift sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
the Christmas Community Pot Luck supper at Utica November 23rd Rolling Hills Public school is
attended the Holstein Cattle Show at the Royal Hall, at 6:30 p.m. Bring neighbours with you and enjoy a having their annual Christmas craft and bake sale, 10
Agriculture Winter Fair, with Carl Phoenix as the judge meal together. Church is cancelled at Epsom this a.m. to 4 p.m.
for this special event. Sunday November 17th and we will join in worship at November 24th Janetville Community Centre
Greenbank for their Anniversary with the cluster Christmas craft sale 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Continued on page 5 churches. Our Minister Alex Jebson will be included in
The Voice of Your Community Thursday, November 14, 2019 • 5

A word by any
other name
GREENBANK by Mary Jean Till
Continued from page 4 morning. “Pointsettias for Christmas” I recently came across a Globe and merely doing
order forms will be out in the next two Mail article, which was somewhat it as an act of
The school held a Remembrance Day weeks. interesting, but as I began to read it, I arrogance or
service on Monday, November 11th, Happy 70th birthday wishes go to was stunned by the number of words s u p e r i o r i t y.
around the ag pole, before classes began. George Timms who celebrated with the author used, which were foreign to Certainly no
Grade 6 students attended the Port Perry family and friends on Saturday. Happy me. Here is a list of the words: one I know, speaks that way on a daily
service, laying a wreath from the school Birthday to Carlie Doble on November Putatively, Specious, Reciprocity, basis. “Hello Tom, I see you are moving
“in remembrance”. 17th, and to others celebrating their A n t i p o d e , A l a c r i t y, U b i q u i t y, with alacrity to rectify the situation.”
Progress reports go home Wednesday special day. Continuum, Intuited, Symbiosis, How would you respond if someone
13th, with parent interviews starting at Please call 905-985-0535 with your Prescience, Comity, Effacement, came up to you and said, “I was able to
2:50 p.m. on Thursday until Friday new items. Empyrean, Bowdlerize, Equanimity intuit the answer immediately.”
and Incipient. The entire article was I’m not suggesting many of you do
only 1,500 words, but boy, was I not know these words and their
SEAGRAVE by Jean Short
impressed with the author’s command meanings, but what is the point of
Today is Remembrance the south ower bed and we Great Room. of the English language… at least, I reading an article in a newspaper
Day. We stop and remem- are looking forward to November 14th –7.00 think it was English. where I have to continually turn to the
ber those who gave their seeing large orange tulips in p.m. Let’s Talk About! I write a minimum of six columns a dictionary, just to get through a verse or
lives so we could live in a the spring. Greeters were Subject to discuss is Luke 1: month which amounts to about 6,000 a story.
free country. God Bless Dale Goddard and Richard 1-38. All welcome. words and have been fortunate to have Perhaps the author of the article
those men and women! Charron. The Christ candle November 14th – 11:00 published four novels with 200,000 feels as if he is more educated than
Sympathy to the family was lit by Paul Button. Jack a.m. - Meditation on words in each. My point is, why have I many of us, and by penning such
and friends of Murdoch and Elizabeth Redshaw Scripture Group with never come across many of the words terms, has a sense of self-importance.
Blair who passed away on visited the birthday box in Minister Stephanie at
celebration of their used in the Globe’s article? More Thank goodness I do not feel the need
November 4th at the age of Greenbank Church. All are
88. He had been a member anniversar y. Scripture embarrassingly, perhaps I have and to promote myself for putative
of the church since 1970. A reader was Irene Sutch. because I did not understand them, I progress and do not have to make my
November 17th – 10:00
candle has been lit at the The Remembrance Day a.m. (Not the time has erased them from my memory. comments with specious
church in his memory. His service was lled with changed) Greenbank English is my second language, so I explanations, as my many years of
family placed owers in the meaningful presentations. Anniversary Service. can use that as an excuse not to be experience have allotted me certain
church in his memory. Our guest, Shona Stone Seagrave will be worship- familiar with the likes of the prescience.
A huge “Thank You” to all played the Prelude, the ping with Greenbank along aforementioned terms, but after My thanks to Tom Poupore, who
the volunteers and the L ament, and Amazing with Sunderland, chatting with a few friends, relief shared this article with me in the rst
community for their Grace on her bagpipes. Vroomanton, Utica and overcame me, when I learned that I place, and who no doubt knows the
contributions, and atten- Stephanie read the story Epsom parishioners. All are was not alone in my ignorance of not meaning of many of these words.
dance resulting in another entitled “A Poppy Is To welcome. knowing the denitions of these words. Jonathan van Bilsen is a television
successful Turkey Supper. Remember” for the Youth November 18th – 7:30 I started to ponder the reason for host, published author, award winning
Happy Birthday wishes go and Young at Heart. She p.m. Turkey Supper Wrap using words like ‘bowdlerize’ instead of photographer and keynote speaker.
out to Joan Lee, our choir also read the Ontario Award Up meeting in the ‘censor’ and ‘Empyrean’ instead of Watch his new show ‘ The Jonathan
director (November 14th). Written poem by Howard Fr i e n d s h i p H a l l . A l l ‘heavenly’, and wondered if he was van Bilsen Show’ on YouTube.
Some Seagravers will Bailey from Blackstock, captains please bring their
remember Kaye & Norm entitled “Why I Wear a reports. Everyone is
Nicol, who lived in Poppy”. welcome.
Robinglade Estates for Brett Puckrin introduced November 26th - 7:00
many years. They have lived some family history and his p.m. Important!
in Alberta for the past few daughters who were guest Congregational meeting to
years. Kaye battled lung speakers, Avery age 11 and discuss the future ministry
cancer for several months, Mya age 9. Avery read her of our church and vote on
but succumbed to its message “ What pursuing Stephanie as our
vicious nature on Saturday, Remembrance Means to minister. Note: all congre-
November 9th, 2019. She Me”, and both girls read 8 gational people are wel-
was a very special woman prayers, lighting a candle come to attend, however
and will be missed by her for each. Glenda Owler only those who are in “full
Seagrave friends. shared a letter from her membership” are eligible to
Congratulations to uncle who was a prisoner in vote. If you are uncertain of
Minister Stephanie on the First World War, read by your voting eligibility please
receiving her approval for Stephanie. Carol Coleman contact a member of
ordination to become a shared the story written by session.
Reverend in May 2020. her father, Ken Sturman, December 10th - 12
Fran Taylor donated tulip who was in the Peace noon, “Out to Lunch” in
bulbs to the church, in Keeping Corp after the war, the Friendship Hall. Menu:
celebration of the 75th and was stationed in casseroles, salads and
Anniversary, 1945 – 2020 to Germany from 1951 – Christmas Pudding.
1955. Large paper poppies Words, words, words.
honour the Liberation of E n t e r t a i n m e n t : c a ro l
Holland. The tulip bulbs were handed out and each singing and door prizes. To me Group” at 9 a.m. 8086 or email this address: If you have any items for
were blessed by Stephanie. person wrote a personal reserve a seat call Jean at Everyone is welcome. this news column, please
There were 1.1 million message, then went 905-985-9921 or email Stephanie’s ofce hours at If you wish to rent the email the email address:
bulbs sent to Canada from forward and pinned their grammiejean2010@hotmai Seagrave United Church are Friendship Hall, please call grammiejean2010@hotma
Holland for the 1.1 million poppy on a large cross. on Wednesdays from 10 to 2 Rick at 905-985-8383 or or phone Jean at
Canadians who served. November 13th – 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Seagrave 905-985-9921.
p.m. If you wish to make an email him at this address:
Fran planted the bulbs in Session meeting in the United Church: “Walk with appointment, call 905-718-
6 ● Thursday, November 14, 2019

EDITORIAL @dancearnsy

Our community has lost a good

samaritan this past week. Todd Burgess
be there to help solve that, he made a
point of it. Todd was truly an example of
Fan requirements
was taken from us doing what he does how one individual can make a While watching a hockey game recently, I they feel a bad
best, helping others. difference. realized fans of sports teams, especially of trade was made or
Todd always had time to talk to people We at the Standard support the hockey teams, are mostly all connected in the wrong player
and lend a listening ear. I knew him GoFundMe account that Mr. Fenney their idiosyncrasies. In this week’s was selected in the
from many coffee shop conversations, has launched (See page 8 for more column, I will give my lighthearted take draft. It’s similar
over the years. It was clear he was details on this). Please don't let a life on the things I see as being requirements on the coaching side, with fans
concerned with people getting to their that spent so much time considering to be an NHL hockey fan. questioning why a certain player was not
destination safely. I encouraged him to others be neglected in this last Those who know me, or have read this used a lot or in a certain situation, coming
include God in his life and reminded opportunity to honour his. Given that column over the years, know that I have up with their own line combinations, and
him that Christ is just one breath away To d d ' s i n t e r a c t i o n w i t h i n t h e been a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs for calling for a coach to be relieved of his
to be his helping hand, while he helped community involved helping people get many years. I will use my experiences as a duties if a team underperforms.
others. to their destination, we feel it is fully fan to analyze the culture of being an Thirdly, hockey fans know who their
My wife was a recipient of his appropriate to help him get to his. NHL hockey fan. team’s biggest rivals are, and have a
generous spirit. One cold winter night For those who wish to pay their last The rst requirement is that while competitive dislike for all of them. Usually
when her car broke down on the side of respects a Graveside Service will be watching every one of your favourite these are the teams that are closest to
a rural road, he stopped by and gave her held at the Bowmanville Cemetery on team’s games, you yell at the television at your team geographically, or that your
car a boost and then followed her home Wednesday November 13th, at 1 p.m. least once per game thinking it will team has a history with in the playoffs. For
to ensure she and our kids got home Following the interment, all are invited inuence the game. Yes, over the years I example, if you are a fan of the Leafs, you
safely. He never asked for a penny for to proceed together to a reception at have been guilty of yelling “shoot the don’t like the Ottawa Senators, Boston
his service. He did this without ever Garnet B. Rickard Centre, which will be puck” or “skate, skate, skate” at the Bruins or Montreal Canadiens. If you are
telling me and I only found out recently held from 2 to 4 p.m. Arrangements players on the television screen or a fan of the Calgary Flames, you don’t like
through my wife. That is from the heart. have been entrusted to Northcutt pointing out penalty calls I thought the Edmonton Oilers or Vancouver
He may have been a bit rough around Elliott Funeral Home, located at 53 referees had missed from the comfort of Canucks. Fans show their displeasure at
the edges but so are diamonds in their Division Street in Bowmanville. my couch or chair. Obviously, this doesn’t seeing these teams by booing them or
natural form. He encouraged people to He will be missed. Travel safely. affect how the players perform, calls are chanting about how their team is better.
interact with each other with mutual made, or the game is played, but is just a Lastly, loyalty is a big requirement in
consideration. Many times he Sincerely way of us fans showing how invested we hockey fans. I think I can speak from
expressed frustration over someone not Todd Green are in wanting our team to succeed. experience, noting how many years as a
being treated well and when he could Editor, The Standard News The second requirement is that you fan I’ve watched the Leafs miss the
need to have the thought you could do a playoffs or fall in a Game 7 to the Boston
better job at running your team than their Bruins and Washington Capitals. Yet,
general manager or their coach. The rst every year I come back and cheer on the
part of this is where the term ‘armchair team, hoping this is the year they hoist the
GM’ comes from, fans who come up with Stanley Cup. I think therefore fans of
fantasy free agent signings or trades they different teams can get into heated
think their team should make, and conversations, as most fans are ready to
coming up with their own NHL draft defend their team’s record or reputation.
prospect scouting list ahead of the annual Obviously, these things don’t apply to
draft and then hoping their team makes every hockey fan, as every person is
the right choice. Hockey fans also hold different. But, I’ve witnessed these habits
management to account by complaining enough to say they are typical hockey fan
or calling for an executive to be red if behaviour.

Letter to the Editor

Dear Publisher and Editor that it reached an important readership.
Rob’s efforts kept it alive for some time.
I found a wrapped copy of the Standard in I was impressed by your local hockey
my driveway yesterday and was coverage in the issue I just read.
impressed by your Remembrance issue. At one time the paper did a pretty good
I hope we might see the Standard job of reecting with balance what was
regularly. happening on local issues and especially
I have fond memories of the Standard at Scugog Town Hall. A return to that
in a healthy condition some years back kind of coverage would ll a sad current
when I often wrote a feature for it and gap.
when I contributed coverage of Kawartha I wish you success both nancially and
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The Voice of Your Community Thursday, November 14, 2019 • 7

The Bald Eagle

The majestic Bald Eagle never fails to So let’s look at this great bird. It is a bird carrion, but I have seen them take ducks west coast is
arouse awe in every observer fortunate of prey and one of two species of eagles off the water in winter. If they can’t catch famous for won’t
to spot it. In the 19th and 20th century, that occur here as migrants in the fall. fresh sh, you are more likely to see materialize. So if
it variously was considered common to The other is the Golden Eagle, which them feasting on a washed up carcass on y o u ’ r e o u t
rare in North America, depending nests in extreme northern Ontario and the shore of a lake! anywhere in the
primarily on where you lived. They beyond and migrates through here in Identifying the adult bird is easy – Kawarthas or Scugog keep your eyes
historically nested in 45 of the 48 small numbers in mid-October and they are huge and have black bodies and open. You might see this incredible bird
contiguous United States, but have November. The Bald Eagle builds a huge pure white heads and tails. They attain and its young!
declined dramatically since then. The stick nest that may be used over many the adult plumage in the 4th or 5th year Geoff Carpentier is a published author,
southern race that occurred in the years. Each year the adults, which mate and then carried for the rest of the bird’s expedition guide and environmental
southeastern states was easily found for life, add a few sticks and make a few life. The young can be much more of a consultant. Visit Geoff on-line at
along that coast, but its northern repairs. Over time, this may create a challenge as they are brown or mottled and on
counterpart was already scarce by the burden on the host tree and it simply brown and white. Sometimes they can LinkedIn and Facebook.
early 1900s. Then came the ‘70s and falls over or the top breaks off from the look very much like an immature Golden
its populations, and those of many weight of the nest which can weigh up to Eagle, so a careful study might be
raptors, were devastated due to a tonne. Hopefully, when his happens necessary for you to be sure what you
exposure to DDT and similar pesti- the baby eaglets aren’t in the nest. Often saw.
cides. Rachael Carsen wrote of this in a White Pine is the preferred tree in our Its migration is interesting as most birds
her classic book – Silent Spring. area because they are very tall and have leave Ontario in the winter, although a
In North Durham and the Kawarthas massive trunks and supporting branches few may stay if food is plentiful AND
it has always been an uncommon on which to build the nest. Two or three there are signicant roost trees nearby.
migrant. In the past few years it seems to eggs are laid and are incubated for about According the United States Fish and
have become a bit more common and in 35 days. After 10-14 weeks, one or two of Wildlife (USFW) Northern States Bald
2017 it nested on Lake Scugog. There the young usually edge, but rarely Eagle Recovery Plan, there seems to be a
was also a nest in 2018 and it may have three. Then life gets tough as the denite link between large, stable,
nested in 2019, but I haven’t been able to mortality of rst year birds is very high. undisturbed roost trees and wintering
conrm that. Does anyone know? This is After that however their chances of numbers. The USFW speculates that, if
exciting news as it may never, at least in surviving to the age of 25 or 30 years of these trees don’t exist in signicant
recorded historical times, have nested in age are quite good. Food consists numbers, nesting likely will not occur
Scugog Township! primarily of sh, small mammals and and the large numbers of eagles that the

Incumbent -
The Rev. Canon Ruthanne Ward 2210 Hwy. 7A (at Island Rd.) 905-985-8681 SUNDAY, November 17th
Children are always welcome. Rev. Jim Clemens, Sr. Pastor
November 17th Josh Bryant, Assistant Pastor Ministering
23rd of Pentecost 9:30 a.m. Sunday School ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH through
10 a.m. - Eucharist (classes for adults, youth & children) 1710 Scugog Street, Port Perry Gospel
10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Father Marco Testa Blues
& Anointing
(Jr. Church JK Grade 6; MASS
Check Website for more information Nursery for ages 2 and under) SATURDAY - 5 p.m.
VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTRE 6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship SUNDAY - 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Port Perry and
CONFESSION Prince Albert
SATURDAY - 4-5 p.m.
SUNDAY - 30 minutes before 9 a.m. Mass United Churches
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For Mass through the week Rev. Elaine Hall
Rev. Don Willmer
call the Parish at 905-985-7071
Anglican Network in Canada
Minister: Stephanie Richmond
14460 Simcoe St., Port Perry Sunday, November 17th Phone: (905) 982-2064 Port Perry United Church 294 Queen St., Port Perry
Join us for worship at 10am 9:50 a.m. Morning Worship
Nursery and Sunday School Nursery Care, Child & Youth
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10am Sunday School
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Interim Moderator Celebrating Greenbank Father Joseph Rodrigues Engage The Supernatural
Mass - Saturday 5 p.m. All Welcome
Rev. Dr. Terry Ingram United Church Anniversary Sunday 9 and 11 a.m.
SUNDAY, November 17th
Service at 10 a.m. Everyone is Welcome
Confessions Saturday 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
For Mass through the week
To list your church events contact
call ofce 905-852-6944 us at 905-985-6985
8 ● Thursday, November 14, 2019

Tow truck driver killed in Scugog Comfortably Home a unique

option for seniors

A portion of Highway 12 in Scugog was closed while Ontario Provincial Police

investigated the an accident where a tow truck driver was struck and killed by a
vehicle on Thursday, November 7th.
DAN CEARNS The Standard A GoFundMe campaign has been DAN CEARNS The Standard The business is owned by both Mr. Watt
launched by Brad Fenney to help Mr. and his wife. Mrs. Watt has been a
SCUGOG: Ontario Provincial Police Burgess’ family. SCUGOG: A new local business, that certied PSW for over two years.
(OPP) have identied the tow truck “Todd was 56 years old and was well launched in July, is looking to help “The Comfortably Home team and I
driver who was killed in Scugog after known in the Scugog and Bowmanville seniors keep their independence. just enjoy helping the community out,
trying to help a motorist, during the rst area for driving taxi and working with Comfortably Home Inc., a Scugog based whether it is the elderly, disabled or those
heavy snowfall of the season, as 56 year- Ray's Towing,” the page read. “We’re business, not only provides personal who are in need,” Mrs. Watt said.
old Beverly Todd Burgess of Oshawa. setting up this go fund me account in support worker (PSW) services, but She also touched on what she feels is the
The incident occurred on a stretch of hopes of being able to raise enough general home repairs and maintenance, most important part of the business.
Highway 12 between Scugog Line 2 and money to give him a proper send off, as he yard work, space organization services “The importance is providing assistance
Scugog Line 3 on Thursday, November so much deserves. Todd would have and information technology (I.T.) where needed, to people who still wish to
7th. given anyone the shirt off his back even assistance. live comfortably at home. These days,
“A tow truck driver was here assisting before they asked.” “We cater to independent living. they can’t afford to go into a long term
[a] motorist, the driver of [a] red car who Those who wish to donate can search Whether it is PSW services, basic general facility”.
lost control and went into the ditch. “In Memor y of Todd Burgess” on home maintenance people need Mr. Watt described Comfortably Home
While he was parked here on the side of assistance with, yard maintenance, as an “assisted living service.”
the road, winching that vehicle out, Sargent Schmidt had a message for anything like that,” Owner Tim Watt told Comfortably Home, a small family
another vehicle, [a silver car] lost control drivers following this incident. “Anytime The Standard. “We also have a space operated business, services Port Perry,
as well around 8 a.m., striking the tow you see those ashing lights, those amber organization program. If somebody is Uxbridge, and surrounding areas. Mr.
operator, killing him here on scene,” lights on a tow truck, red and blue lights looking to downsize and declutter a Watt said the business has been “very
Sargent Kerry Schmidt said, in a on a police car, or lights from an space, a home, we offer a service where well received” since its launch.
Periscope video posted on his Twitter ambulance or re truck, you are required we help them [with that]. We even go as For more information, phone 647-
account during the investigation of the by law to slow down as you approach, be far as offering an online program where if 202-3325, or email this address:
scene. prepared to stop if necessary, move into there are things they want to sell or get, or
Sargent Schmidt said the roads were an adjacent lane if there is one available.” rid of, we'll post them online for them, check out Comfortably Home Inc. on
“snow covered, slushy, icy” at the time. with money going back to them.” Facebook.

Man dead after two vehicle collision in Scugog

SCUGOG: A 44-year-old male driver was 3 regarding a motor vehicle collision transported to a local hospital. ongoing.
pronounced dead at a local hospital involving two vehicles. They also transported the driver of the Anyone with inform-ation about this
following a head on motor-vehicle A 2011 white Chevrolet Aveo being Aveo to a local hospital where he was incident is asked to call Sgt. Phillips of
c o l l i s i o n i n S c u g o g o n S a t u rd a y operated by a 44-year-old man was p r o n o u n c e d d e a d . the Trafc Services Branch at 905-579-
afternoon. travelling southbound on Simcoe Street Members of the Collision Investigation 1520, or toll free at 1-888-579-1520,
According to police on Saturday, when it veered into the path of a Unit were called, and the roadway was extension 5262.
November 9th, at approximately 2:26 northbound grey 2019 Mazda Cx5. closed for several hours to collect
pm, members of North Division were The 68-year old female driver of the evidence and conduct their
called to Simcoe Street and Scugog Line Mazda suffered severe injuries and was investigation. The investigation is

Winter Driving Weather is here.

Please drive with caution.
The Voice of Your Community Thursday, November 14, 2019 • 9

AGM and awards night for club Durham Region Agricultural

SHIRLEY LOVE only). The family pot-luck membership gets you ten Education & Event Centre
Special to The Standard begins at 6:30 p.m. monthly meetings with DURHAM REGION: The Durham ‘proof of concept'.
If you didn’t renew your excellent speakers and or Region Federation of Agriculture Now that the Phase 2 study report is
A very busy evening at the membership in November, demonstrators. New (DRFA) is pleased to invite you to attend close to nalization the DRFA wishes to
November meeting and members are always an information session on Wed. Novem- provide an opportunity for you to hear a
under the guidance of welcome. ber 20th to hear about the Phase 2 summary report presentation provided
Mike Gibbs of Branching We meet at 7:30 p.m., at (Marketing and Business Plan) study by the consultant team. The phase 2
Out Florist 34 women and the Nestleton Community report for a Durham Region Agricultural report includes a marketing and busi-
2 men made their lovely located at 3971 Highway Education & Event Centre. ness plan along with a recommendation
wreaths to be taken home 7A, in Nestleton, except Last fall you may have participated in for a governance structure
and enjoyed all season. for pot-lucks. All will be this project by providing input through a Please join us on Wednesday, Novem-
December 3rd is the w e l c o m e d . Fo r m o r e survey. Perhaps you attended the April ber 20th, 2019 at Nestleton Community
Club’s Annual General information, please 25th public engagement exercise in Centre, located at 3971 Highway 7A
Meeting, awards night and contact Shirley at 905- Solina, to provide feedback on the Phase Nestleton, Ontario from 7:15 to 7:45
election of Ofcers for you can do so at the 986-5330, or email her at 1 Feasibility report. Or you may have p.m. During an open house style
2020. There will be a December meeting. $15 been involved in an outreach opportu- information session, come view architec-
C h r i s t m a s C r a f t for a single membership nity anytime over the last year because of tural concepts diagrams, marketing,
Display/Sale (Members and $20 for a family an interest or afnity to the project and nancial analysis and business plan
“Falling leaves are summer waving goodbye.” its goals. study charts.
The Phase 1 study conrmed From 7:45 to 8:30 p.m. members of
feasibility of the concept of an Agri-Food the consultant team will provide the
WindReach Farm Holly Jolly Education and Event Centre indicating
that it could work at any number of sites
Phase 2 summary report presentation
with an opportunity for questions and
Jubilee Open House identied. answers to wrap up by 8:30 p.m. Light
After working through an evaluation Refreshments will start at 7:15 p.m.
NORTH DURHAM: numerous activities About WindReach Farm
and selection process, the project For more information please contact
WindReach Far m, an running throughout the Fo r 3 0 y e a r s ,
Steering committee decided to select a K aren Yellowlees, Administrative
inclusive, barrier-free day, including visits & W i n d R e a c h Fa r m , a
greeneld type site (no buildings, no Coordinator, Durham Region Federation
not-for-prot organization photos with Santa, registered charity, has
servicing) for the Phase 2 analysis. The of Agriculture by email at
that offers therapeutic opportunities to meet our supported individuals of
site identied as the Wilson and or by phone at 905-
riding lessons, adult day animals, wagon rides, all ages and abilities,
Winchester site was used to demonstrate 986-0657.
services and innovative c h i l d r e n’ s c r a f t s , a including those with
nature interactions, Christmas Market and physical, psychological
programs and services to pony rides. This is a great and intellectual
individuals with special day with fun activities for challenges. Specially
needs is excited to all ages! designed to meet the SCUGOG ISLAND by Jeanne C. Le Saux-Ball
announce our Holly Jolly WindReach Farm will needs of individuals with a
Jubilee Open House be open from 10 a.m. to 3 variety of disabilities, Call to worship was called by the newly trio on November 24th. December, 1st
taking place on Saturday, p.m. with activities W i n d R e a c h Fa r m appointed Reverend Ned Wells. A warm is Advent 1 and the annual, Christmas
December 7th from 10 running throughout the provides impactful and friendly greeting went out to all. pot Blessing Dinner and Mystery friend
a.m. to 3 p.m. being held day. We encourage all programs and services as Reverend Ned Wells and his family was Reveal. Brian Gordon Birnie will be
in our indoor Equestrian visitors to dress for the well as featuring fully welcomed into the Little Church with a performing Special Music.
Centre. weather and bring cash wheelchair accessible Big heart. The ofces on the First Nation will be
We invite the media and for refreshments, pony pathways, trails, Sunday November 10th was the shutting down for two weeks for the
the general public to rides and Christmas buildings, barns and Remembrance Day service at Scugog Christmas season, starting, December
attend. shopping opportunities. stables. Island United Church. 20th, 2019 to January 06th, 2020.
This event is one of our There is a gate entrance A Belated happy anniversary to Randy If you have any Island news please call
most popular. We have fee of $25 per car. and Elizabeth Freeman on the 5th of me at 905-985-7662 or by email at
Watch for a Special music Reections
It’s hard to say if this has been a typical 1st white and black juncos are also back. the 4th year in a row to have his photo tours and other European battleground
full week of November or not. I suspect my Birthday wishes go out to Karen Shreeve, chosen. sites. They are certainly Torch bearers.
grass may not get cut or the leaves Grant Evans, Karen Popydenic and Jamie, Congratulations to Erin Blackstock who, T h e i r t e a c h e r a n d m e n t o r Ti s h
mulched again this year. Trevor Cox’s better half, and to all others not content with winning music awards, MacDonald, who instigated these trips 4
Do you like geese? Across the road from who celebrated this week, whether has moved into the clothing design area. years ago, shared how she began doing this
me, at Twinkleberry pond, there were birthday or anniversary. Continued success in both elds Erin. She and how her interest and enthusiasm grew
absolutely hundreds just lying about today. I Congratulations to Katie Cox for winning is now 52 in the long list of Country Tunes and expanded. Not only did she organize
have never seen so many, maybe occupying with her grand Champion Hereford Heifer Charts. and lead these student tours, but also was
an acre of land - goosemagedan! Last week at the Royal. Also big congratulations to my This week at church in Zephyr, we had a instrumental in starting the Banner
I saw the swan pair still on Elgin pond, but nephew Rob Ashton and family for their beautiful Remembrance Day service. programme, where there are now some
expect they have moved a little south showing at the Royal. Dorito is the rst Darlene Hallett conducted the service 250 banners around the town and some
before the freeze. Before that a monster milking Hereford since 2000 to be in the wearing her Legion Jacket and nished the villages honouring veterans. Other towns
ock of grackles spent a half hour or so in Supreme Championship. Dorito didn’t win service with a “smile” that had everyone are now following this trend. All in all it was
the yard. Thank goodness they didn’t go but it was still an “udderly” beautiful sight. laughing. In between we were treated to a a very moving morning which we will not
near the feeders because half a dozen can I was informed of a tractor re earlier in beautiful bagpipe rendition by Bill forget.
clean them out, never mind the hundreds the week, north of here, but have not been Richardson of the Lament (Flowers of the Next week Rick McKinley will be our
in this ock. But the robins are also coming able to nd out who the unfortunate owner Forest), rst explaining how it came to be worship leader at church in Zephyr and the
back around, nally eating the copious was. It looked pretty bad, so condolences. written about 400 years ago. Emma Webb following week Darlene will be back with
amounts of mountain ash berries and Congratulations to John Cavers who has, and Maya Burgess-Stanseld, two very us. In December, we are back to Sandford
others in the area. I stopped into the once again, done a “super” job as one of his talented Uxbridge High school students, when Carol O’Neill will be with us for the
church this morning and a robin was photos, of a black wolf, has been chosen for gave informed, inspirational, and inspiring rst two Sundays. Please join with us at any
singing just like it was spring. The pretty the Canadian Geographic calendar. This is accounts of their participation in the Vimy and all of these services.
10 ● Thursday, November 14, 2019


905-852-1030 Getting ready

Uxbridge 66 Brock St.
for winter


2018 Ford Escape SEL AWD 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 2011 Kia Sportage EX FWD
1.5 Eco Boost Navigation Heated Leather seats 5.3LT V8 4x4 Crew Cab 2.4LT 4CYL Cloth Interior Traction
Panoramic Sunroof and Back up Camera, 55K Short Box 124k Control Keyless Entry 124k
Have you read your owner’s manual? Read people.
OVER 300 VEHICLES IN STOCK! up on safe handling procedures. Review Are you dressed properly for winter

how to operate the controls. You should be weather? Locate your safety gear now, and
able to shut off your equipment quickly. If place it in an accessible closet or location in
you lost your manual, you can look it up your home. Plan to wear safety glasses,
online, and store a copy on your computer gloves and footwear that can handle cold
so you have the manual available to and slippery surfaces.
2012 Ford Transit Connect XLT Cargo 2011 Buick Enclave CXL FWD 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT 2.0LT
reference in the future.
Van 2.0LT 4CYL C.D. Player Keyless 3.6LT V6 7 Passenger Quad Leather Heated 6spd Heated Seats Touch
Entry and Cargo Divider Wall 129k Seating CD and Back up Camera 74k
Screen Backup Camera 41k Have you checked your equipment since Operating snow throwers safely:
H.S.T. AND LICENSING FEES NOT INCLUDED IN DISPLAYED ASKING PRICE. storing it? Make sure all equipment is Do you have a clean out tool or stick?
completely powered off when checking it NEVER put your hands inside the auger or
over. If you forgot to drain the fuel last chute. Use a clean out tool (or stick) to
winter before storing your snow thrower, unclog snow or debris from your snow
drain the gas tank now. Adjust any cables thrower.
and check the auger when the equipment Do you turn off your snow thrower if you
is powered off. need to clear a clog? Always turn off your
Is your equipment where you can get to snow thrower and wait for all moving parts
it easily? Move your equipment to a to come to a complete stop before clearing
convenient and accessible location, so you any clogs or debris.
can get to it quickly when you need it. Do you use your snow thrower in visible
Have you purchased the right fuel? Be conditions? Never operate the snow
sure to use the correct fuel, as recom- thrower without good visibility or light.
mended by your equipment's manufac- Can you aim your snow thrower with
turer. Place gasoline in a fuel container and care? Never throw snow toward people or
label it with the date purchased and the cars. Do not allow anyone to stand in front
ethanol content of the fuel. Use fresh fuel of your snow thrower. Keep children or pets
in your snow thrower as fuel that is more away from your snow thrower when it is
than 30 days old can phase separate and operating.
cause operating problems. Make sure fuel Will you use extreme caution on slopes
Durham Region Transit is reviewing transit services in rural areas of the is stored safely and out of the reach of and hills? Do not attempt to clear steep
Region to focus on the best op on for customers and residents. children. For more information on fuelling: slopes and use caution when changing directions on slopes or inclines.
Are you fuelling safely? Before you start Do you know where your cord is? Use an
Survey extended to Nov. 30: the engine, ll up the fuel tank on your extension cord that is weather-resistant
A end an upcoming drop-in and share your thoughts and ideas on how snow thrower while the engine is cold and and designed for outdoor use. If you have
transit can best serve rural areas. outside your home or garage. Never add an electric-powered snow thrower, be
Date Municipality Loca on Times fuel to a running or hot engine. aware of where the power cord is at all
Nov. 20 Brock Fisher's 12:00 – 15:00 Are batteries charged? If using a times. Avoid tripping. Do not run over the
Independent, 17:00 – 20:00 battery/electric-powered snow-thrower, power cord.
make sure batteries are fully charged, in Are pets and children inside while the
Nov. 21 Zehrs, Uxbridge case electricity goes out during a winter snow thrower is operating? Kids and pets
storm. may love to play in the white stuff, but it’s
Nov. 26 Clarington Diane Hamre Recrea on 12:00 – 15:00 Is the area you intend to clear free of best to keep them inside your home and
Centre, Newcastle 17:00 – 20:00
obstructions or hidden obstacles? Snow supervised (by someone else) while you are
Nov. 27 Scugog Vos' Independent, 12:00 – 15:00 can hide objects. Doormats, hoses, balls, using your snow thrower to clear a path or
Port Perry 17:00 – 20:00 toys, boards, wires, and other debris should driveway. Do not allow them to play in the
be removed from the areas you intend to snow as it is tossed out of the snow
Don't forget: Consider taking On Demand to an upcoming drop-in. Book by clear. When run over by a snow thrower, thrower’s chute.
calling 1-866-247-0055 at least four hours in advance. these objects may harm the machine or
The Voice of Your Community Thursday, November 14, 2019 • 11

No charges laid in Durham Region Transit seeks public input

local RIDE programs to shaping transit in rural Durham
DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard DURHAM: Durham Region Transit (DRT) will be part of DRT’s ongoing efforts to increase mobility
hosting eight drop-in events throughout Brock, options in all areas of the Region,” says Christopher
NORTH DURHAM: Local drivers were lauded by police S c u g o g a n d U x b r i d g e To w n s h i p s , a n d t h e Norris, Customer Experience Manager. “We need
last week after RIDE programs in Port Perry and Municipality of Clarington, as part of its Rural Transit valuable feedback to help shape the future of transit in
Beaverton resulted in no charges being laid. Review. Residents are invited to provide comments rural Durham, and provide the service residents want
According to Durham Regional Police, RIDE programs and suggestions online by completing the survey at and need, to get them where they have to go safely and
in Beaverton and Port Perry on the night of Thursday, Nov., or in person at reliably.”
7th saw 95 vehicles stopped with “zero enforcement an upcoming drop-in. Drop-is are being held at the following locations and
outcomes.” “This initiative seeks to create value for residents as times:
“ Ninety-ve amazing discussions as educational
pamphlets were provided to folks,” read a social media
Pamphlets handed out by DRPS seek to educate drivers
of the four main causes of fatal collisions: aggressive
driving, distracted driving, impaired driving, and not
fastening your seatbelt. The Standard has published
similar Public Service Announcements in conjunction
with DRPS for more than a decade.
This week, DRPS will be pairing with Mothers Against
Drunk Driving (MADD) to launch the annual Festive On Demand service to the drop-ins is available from four hours in advance.
RIDE Program in Ajax on Thursday, November 14th. rural Durham: call 1-866-247-0055 to book at least
12 ● Thursday, November 14, 2019

Statement by
on Aboriginal
Veterans Day
On Friday, November 8th, Greg
Rickford, Minister of Indigenous
Affairs issued the following statement
on Aboriginal Veterans Day:
“Lest we forget, each year the
Ontario government recognizes the
long and proud history of First
Nations, Métis and Inuit contribu-
tions to the military history of
Ever since distin-guishing them-
selves ghting alongside British
s o l d i e r s i n t h e War o f 1 8 1 2 ,
Indigenous people have demon-
DAN CEARNS The Standard The Standard
strated their valour as they have
continued to volunteer and sacrice.
Indigenous men and women have
continued this tradition of enlisting to
Remembrance Day 2019
Large crowds braved the cold and snow to honour our veterans by attending local Remembrance Day Ceremonies, on Monday,
this day, being deployed by NATO,
November 11th, throughout our readership area. Above is the Port Perry Remembrance Day Ceremony. Below left: Barbara
serving with the United Nations and
Blower - Maamawi Collective’s wreath carries the Ojibway word - Mishkooziidaa - To Stand With Strength. Matthew Stevens -
other multinational peace support
Cultural Coordinator - Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation - Cadet Honour Guard. Below right: Flags at attention at the
missions around the world.
Sunderland Cenotaph.
There are many places people in
Ontario can visit to remember and
learn about the contributions of
Aboriginal veterans. The National
Aboriginal Veterans Monument is
located in Ottawa. In Parry Sound,
you can nd a monument to the
valour of Company Sergeant-Major
Fr a n c i s Pe g a h m a g a b o w o f
Wa s a u k s i n g F i r s t N a t i o n .
Pe g a h m a g a b o w w a s t h e m o s t
decorated Indigenous Canadian to
ght in the First World War. There are
also several First Nations, including
those at Mississaugas of the Credit
and Alderville, that hold ceremonies
of remembrance.
Please join me as we honour and
learn more about the contributions of
Aboriginal veterans on this important
day. We will remember them.
Nya:weh. Miigwetch, Marsi, Thank
you.” Photo Credit: STUART BLOWER DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

Lest We

69 Brock St. W., Uxbridge
The Voice of Your Community Thursday, November 14, 2019 • 13

Canadian heroes of the war in Afghanistan

to be honoured at Queen’s Park
Friday, November 8th, the of the Defence Staff of the of the Canadian Armed that recognize the quali-
Ontario government Canadian Forces from Forces and their families. cations of veterans while
unveiled the design for the 2005 to 2008. This week, the government supporting veterans who
Memorial to Honour “It is a privilege and announced the Ontario are already in the OPS to
Canadian Heroes of the honour to support the M i l i t a r y Fa m i l i e s connect with peers with
War in A fghanistan, a design and build of this Relocation Hotline to make shared experiences. These
monument to honour the memorial,” said General it easier for members of the initiatives could assist
veterans and the fallen Rick Hillier. “It will be a Canadian Armed Forces veterans in building a
members of the Canadian touchstone for veterans of and their families to access successful career of
Armed Forces who served the war and their families government services when ongoing public service.
in Afghanistan. QUICK FACTS
“During the war in • The memorial will
Afghanistan, more than include a stone from an
40,000 Canadian soldiers Inukshuk dedicated to the
fought with courage and fallen that was erected by
honour to defend our Canadian soldiers at
values and keep the world Kandahar Aireld —
safe,” said Premier Doug almost 11,000 kilometres
Fo r d . “ C a n a d i a n s a r e away.
forever grateful for their •The war in Afghanistan
bravery and our govern- was Canada’s largest
ment will always stand Artist Rendering military deployment since
shoulder-to-shoulder with the Second World War.
our nation’s veterans and for years to come, showing relocating to the province. From 2001 to 2014, over
troops.” respect and appreciation The government is also 40,000 men and women of
They will locate the while eliciting emotion, exploring ways to recognize the Canadian Armed
memorial on the south memories and pride.” the skills, training and Fo r c e s s e r v e d i n
lawn of Queen’s Park The Memorial to Honour experience veterans bring Afghanistan.
within the footprint of the Canadian Heroes of the to the Ontario Public • In total, 158 Canadian
O n t a r i o Ve t e r a n s ’ War in Afghanistan is one Service (OPS). The OPS is soldiers and 10 civilians
Memorial. They designed it of several government working with managers to were killed during the war
to complement the existing initiatives to support ensure they are aware of in Afghanistan, and over
war memorial to create a veterans, active members the employment policies 2,000 were wounded.
seamless timeline of
Canada’s military history.
The new memorial will
Top photo: The Remembrance Day Parade led to the consist of granite and
Cenotaph where the Port Perry Remembrance Day bronze elements etched
ceremony was held. with images from the war
Photo Credit: DAN CEARNS The Standard that tell the story of
Center photo: Veterans ride in style in the Uxbridge Canada’s involvement in
Remembrance Day Parade. the conict.
Photo Credit: COLLEEN GREEN The Standard “This memorial will
Bottom photo: There were many people present at the serve as a lasting legacy to
Remembrance Day Ceremonies held in Blackstock on the Canadian soldiers who
Monday, November 11th. served in the war in
Photo credit: CEARRA HOWEY The Standard Afghanistan - including
those who tragically lost
their lives,” said Lisa
MacL eod, Minister of
Heritage, Sport, Tourism
and Culture Industries.
“Ontarians will forever
have a space to show their
respect and gratitude to
these brave men and
women on the legislative
grounds. Thanks to the
dedication of the consulta-
tion panel, the nal design
is a tting tribute to the
sacrice, braver y and
determination of these
The memorial was
designed by PFS Studio
with input from a consulta-
tion panel, chaired by
General (Ret’d) Rick
Hillier, who commanded a
NATO mission in
Afghanistan and was Chief
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Saturday, November 16th • 10am - 2pm

Many Vendors, Lunch, Bake Room, Toonie Sales,
Grand Draw & Much More!
Donations of non-perishables or a new unwrapped toy
gratefully accepted for Operation Scugog.
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good time.
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Assess the space

The average home is not equipped to handle hundreds
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Concessions in regard to comfort and safety will have to
be made when drawing up the guest list. The wedding
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square-feet of oor space per guest for row seating. Learn if it's legal
You'll probably need even more space for buffet tables, Certain municipalities may require permits for parking
seating and a dance oor. on street, noise past a certain hour, closing of streets,
You will likely need to temporarily move furniture to and much more. Do your research. You may need to
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tent for a backyard wedding. on the weekend) and shuttle people to your home.

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festivities, freeing up your time for last-minute tasks or the festivities. Supplemental liability insurance or an
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MoJacks take two

losses over weekend
DAN CEARNS The Standard

SCUGOG: The Port Perry MoJacks suffered a couple

losses over the weekend.
Port Perry opened their weekend schedule with a
game in Gananoque against the Islanders on Saturday,
November 9th.
The game did not start well for the MoJacks, as they
fell behind 3-0 by the end of the rst period.
12 minutes into the second period, Nick Chokrev-
Cerpnjak scored, cutting the decit to two for Port Perry.
But the Islanders added a goal late in the period, and
Port Perry trailed 4-1 after 40 minutes of play. The Port Perry
Two and a quarter minutes into the third frame, Noah MoJacks unveiled
Donaghy cut the decit back to two with a goal. But that their new jerseys at a game at
was as close as Port Perry would get, allowing one more Scugog Arena on Sunday, November 10th.
Gananoque goal about a minute later, and losing the
game 5-2. Less than a minute and a half into the rst frame, a little over three minutes left, the Knights took their
There was no rest for the MoJacks though. They Donaghy took advantage of a MoJack power play, scoring rst lead of the game, and headed to the dressing room
headed to Scugog Arena for a Sunday, November 10th the rst goal of the game. Less than six minutes later, up 2-1.
matchup against the top team in the Orr division, the however, the Knights were able to deect the puck past It didn’t get any better for Port Perry in the second
North Kawartha Knights. MoJack goalie Corey Kuypers, tying the game 1-1. With period. Six minutes in, the Knights scored again,
extending Port Perry’s decit to 3-1. Over seven
With the MoJacks rushing to the net, the minutes later, the Knights struck twine again, making it
Knights’ goalie decides to hold onto the puck. a 4-1 game. Port Perry would get some advantage late in
the period though. With a delayed penalty coming to
Port Perry, the Knights pulled their goaltender for the
extra attacker. But, while in the MoJacks zone, a Knights
shot was deected by a MoJack stick and went the
length of the ice straight into North Kawartha’s empty
net. Kolby Fralic was awarded the goal.
However, North Kawartha was able to shut down Port
Perry’s offense in the third period, and the MoJacks lost
After the game, MoJacks head coach Tom Boyle spoke
about his thoughts on the team’s effort. “[North
Kawartha] got a couple lucky bounces on a couple goals,
and that ended up to be the difference in the game. I
thought our effort was pretty good, playing a rst place
team,” he said. “The boys competed hard. Just a break
here or there would’ve helped us out.”

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The Team Warriner curling team was inducted into the Scugog Sports Hall
of Fame on Thursday, November 7th. DAN CEARNS The Standard

Lindsay Muskies vs Cobourg

Cougars Friday Night
Special to The Standard


at the following locations... Muskies came out at and could not
regroup in time to get back in the game as
Vos’ Independent, Port Perry • The Standard Ofce, the Cobourg Cougars rolled to a 6-1
Port Perry • Hank’s Bakery, Port Perry victory.
This was a game where the Muskies
Shoppers Drug Mart, Port Perry • McDonald’s, Port
could have closed the gap on a team they
Perry • Food Basics Plaza, Port Perry • Medical are right behind in the standings but the
Center, Port Perry • Canadian Tire, Port Perry rst period was all Cobourg as the Fish
Foodland, Port Perry • Scugog Arena, Port Perry could only manage two shots on goal.
Honey’s Trading Post, Port Perry • Nestleton Cobourg’s Jason Stachelbeck scored his
rst of two on the night on a power play at
General Store, Nestleton • Great Blue Heron 5:59 as he hammered home a rebound,
Casino, Scugog Island • Manchester • Circle K, then the Cougars went up 2-0 on a short
Uxbridge • Country Tyme, Uxbridge • Uxbridge Post handed goal from Justin Zuber.
Ofce, Uxbridge • Uxbridge Arena, Uxbridge Nicholas Aromatario made 3-0 early in
the second as he put a shot over the
Vince’s Market, Uxbridge • Boston Pizza, Uxbridge more to seal the deal. Jacob Campbell
shoulder of Dean Buchholz just 3:40 into
McDonald’s, Uxbridge • Canadian Tire, Uxbridge the second, then Stachelbeck scored tallied at 7:03, and then Darren Beattie
Zehrs, Uxbridge • Ashlee Plaza, Uxbridge again at 12:17 as he streaked in from the rounded out the scoring at 17:23.
slot and made no mistake on a pass out After the game Johnston said his team
Pharmasave, Uxbridge • Leaskdale General Store,
from behind the net. Lindsay native got off to a rough start and dug a hole that
Leaskdale • Udora Port Ofce/Store, Udora they just couldn’t get out of.
Thomas Johnston (pictured) scored his
Goodwood Corner • Sun Valley CMB, Seagrave 4th of the season to get the Fish on the The next action for the Muskies is
Sonya CMB, Sonya • Little Britain Bakery, Little board at 16:59. Sunday night in Toronto as they take on
Britain • Foodland, Little Britain • Pindars, In the third the Cougars scored two the Junior Canadiens.
Sunderland • Sunderland Post Ofce, Sunderland
Sainteld • Greenbank Store • Greenbank CMB Colonel Mustard’s
Manilla General Store, Manilla • Oakwood General DIVISIONAL SENIOR DIVISION
Store, Oakwood • The Standard Ofce, Lindsay Name GP W L T PTS
STANDINGS Goreskis Roong 7 6 1 0 12
Lindsay Chamber of Commerce • Friendly Discount Menzies Used Cars 7 5 2 0 10
Store, Lindsay • Loblaws, Lindsay • Davidsons Crusty’s Pizza 7 3 2 2 8
Old Flame Callery Group 7 3 3 1 7
General Store, Lindsay • Daisy Mart, Lindsay JUNIOR DIVISION Fitzgerald’s Auto Service 7 1 5 1 3
Pharmasave, Lindsay • N & G Cash and Carry, Name GP W L T PTS Cedar Creek Contracting 7 1 6 0 2
Lindsay • Tom’s Variety, Lindsay • Canadian Tire Hillside Fencing & Decks 7 5 0 2 12
Lake Scugog Lumber 7 4 3 0 8 Canadian Tire
Gas Bar, Lindsay • Fenelon Falls • Bobcaygeon Menzies Chrysler 7 4 3 0 8 MASTERS DIVISION
Beaverton • Coboconk • Janetville VanCamp Contracting Ltd. 7 3 3 1 7 Name GP W L T PTS
Scugog Moving & Storage 7 3 3 1 7 Gus Brown 7 4 1 2 10
ESSO Gas Station, Hwy. 7A Allen’s Siding 7 3 3 1 7 BrokerLink Insurance 7 4 1 2 10
Sunnyside Market, Caesarea Taylor Ford 7 2 5 0 4 Monsma Electric 7 3 1 3 9
Square Boys 7 1 5 1 3 JF Construction 7 3 4 0 6
and so many more... GP = Games played W = Wins
Port Perry Auto Supply 7 2
Weisock Contracting Inc. 7 1
0 4
1 3
L = Loses T = Ties PTS = Points
The Voice of Your Community Thursday, November 14, 2019 • 17

Join the Port Perry Seniors Club. Loons, Grebes and Waterfowl on
Only $20. Dozens of fun activities for Lake Simcoe. 9 a.m. meet at the
your mind, body and soul! Uxbridge Secondary School parking lot
Tuesdays or 9:30 am at Holmes Point Park.
Lose weight with TOPS. Time: Every Please bring binoculars and a scope if
Tuesday, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Location: Port you have them. (Some will be available
Perry United Church, 294 Queen St. to borrow). No pets please. Pre-register
Po r t P e r r y. E m a i l : with Derek ndnature7@gmail. or Port Perry Artists Association Annual Call (800) 932-8677. Fall Art Show and Sale Original works
Open Gym Nights for Families held by talented local artists for show and
at Quaker Village PS on Tuesday sale! Daily draws, free admission and
evenings from 6:30 – 8 pm (Oct 1 - Nov refreshments, debit and credit cards
26) For more information, please accepted. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Scout Hall,
contact ourof 15585 Simcoe Street N., Port Perry.
or call 905.852.2059. Friday, November 15th
Above: The Port Perry Mondays & Wednesdays Prince Albert United Church Talent
IGA Ringette 1994- Shufeboard at Uxbridge Senior's Auction at 7 p.m. Bid on baking, crafts,
1995 All Ontario Junior Center Mon & Wed 9 a.m. starting preserves, quilts and much more.
A Champion team was October 2nd Refreshments available.
one of the teams Saturdays Saturday, November 16th
inducted into the Gentle Fit Exercises, 8:15am-9:15am at Port Perry Seniors Club Annual Bazaar
Scugog Sports Hall of the Manilla Hall, Manilla. Info at 705- is being held at the Latcham Centre,
Fame at a ceremony 432-2355 ext. 243. Queen and Water Sts. behind the old
on Thursday, Novem- Sundays mill. Saturday, November 16, 10a.m. -
ber 7th. 9:30 AM - The Table, A casual, 2p.m. Free entrance, free parking.
Left: Athlete Casey comfortable new communion service Crafts, baked goods, lunch and draws
Vanschagen (Right) with engaging music. Open to on exquisite baskets. Come and enjoy
receives his Scugog everyone. Come as you are!! St Paul's one of the best bazaars in Scugog!
Sports Hall of Fame Anglican Church, 59 Toronto St, Bobcat and Lynx—a Tail of two
induction picture from Uxbridge. Info: 905-852-7016, Ontario Wild Cats. 7:00 pm, Scugog
Clair Cornish at the Memorial Library, 231 Water Street,
2019 ceremony on Wednesday, November 6th Port Perry. Join us as we learn about
Thursday, November Baby's Own Group, Starts, 10-11:30 the fascinating lives of these rarely
7th. am, Lady Eaton Elementary School(17 seen, mysterious creatures from Dr.
DAN CEARNS James St.) in Omemee. A six-week Jeff Bowman, researcher with the
The Standard support and information group for Ministry of Natural Resources and
parents of children up to a year old Forestry. A donation appreciated. All
(continues on the following dates: Nov. welcome!
Lindsay Muskies vs Toronto 13, 20, 27, Dec. 4 and 11). Call 1-866-
888-4577, ext. 2307, for information or
Wednesday, November 20th
Food Handler Course, 9 a.m. to 4
Junior Canadiens Sunday Night to register. p.m., Health Unit ofce (108 Angeline
Saturday, November 9th St. S.) in Lindsay. Upon successful
CRAIG SCHROTER 15:52 when Connor LePage scored from Euchre Tournament at Prince Albert completion, participants receive a
Special to The Standard Matthew O’Brien and Claudio Community Hall. Doors open at 10:30 certicate (valid for a period of ve
DeGasperis. a.m. Hot lunch, good prizes. Tickets years). Cost is $40 per person. For more
KAWARTHA LAKES: The Lindsay At 6:26 of the third Ryan Tverberg are $10. Phone 905-985-2146. information and to conrm space
Muskies knew they’d be in tough against made a nice move to out wait Ben Port Perry Artists Association Annual availability, call the Health Unit at 1-
the Toronto Junior Canadians on Sunday Edwards and slide one in behind him to Fall Art Show and Sale Original works 866-888-4577, ext. 5006.
night but a strong effort saw them pick up tie the game at 2-2 with the assists going by talented local artists for show and Thursday, November 21st
a hard earned point in a 3-2 overtime to Mathew Rehding and Matthew Falls. sale! Daily draws, free admission and Goodwood United Church Turkey
loss. From that point on the Junior Canadiens refreshments, debit and credit cards Dinner by Goodwood United Church,
Although there was no scoring in the really drove the pace of the game but accepted. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Scout Hall, open at 4:30 p.m. at Goodwood
rst, the action was fast and both Curtis Edwards and the Muskies defenders 15585 Simcoe Street N., Port Perry. Community Centre. Tickets at the door
Boothe and Ben Edwards had to be sharp against the much higher ranked squad to Sunday, November 10th - $20. Take out available. For further
in their respective nets. For Edwards this force overtime. 7:30 PM - Remember Them - A information, call June Harper at 905
marked his rst start in goal as a Muskie. The home team kept up the pressure Memorial Concert for Remembrance 640 3347
In the second period, after the Muskies in the four on four overtime and Day. The Orpheus Symphonietta, Wednesday, November 27th
had killed off the fourth straight Toronto Edwards, who played great in the game directed by Stuart Beaudoin, plays Come and “Light up” Hillman
power play they nally got a chance of making 41 saves, couldn’t stop the Tchaikovsky's "Manfred Symphony". Cemetery on the last Wednesday of
their own and Brett Robertson made it winner from O’Brien who red home the Special Presentation by Ted Barris: October and November from 5pm-
count with his 4th of the year, scoring on winner at 2:06 assisted by DeGasperis Reections on the Women of the Wars. 10pm. Flameless candles available at
a point shot at 8:22 from Noah and Chase Spencer. Tickets $20 at the door. Children free. the Utica United Church for people to
Vandervinne and Mathieu Hebert. Ryan Hall who was making his Muskies St Paul's Anglican Church, 59 Toronto place on monuments in the cemetery
Riding that momentum at 10:40 it was debut looked solid on defence on the St S, Uxbridge. Info: 905-852-7016. to celebrate our community and
Adam Miwa causing a turn over then night. The Fish were short forward history.
ring a wrist shot high over the glove of Curtis Trolley and Artem Guryev who
Boothe to make it 2-0. The goal was were up playing with the Petes.
Miwa’s 6th of the year. The Muskies then The next action for Lindsay is Happenings is a community service of The Standard reserved for Charitable and Non-Prot
continued their steady parade to the Wednesday night as they travel to events. We endeavour to run all eligible items as space allows. For a full list of Happenings
penalty box, and it nally cost them at Buffalo. go online to
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The Port Perry Artists Association held an Autumn art show and sale at the Port Perry Scout
Hall over the past weekend. DAN CEARNS The Standard
The Voice of Your Community Thursday, November 14, 2019 • 19



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Sunderland & Port Perry We are currently looking for experienced
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November 8, 2019 at the
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Start Your Ovens!

SCUGOG: It is that time of year again to
start baking gingerbread! The annual
Bakersville Animated Gingerbread
Village is coming once again, to the Kent
Farndale Gallery in the Scugog Memorial
Public Library, and we are looking for
What better way to use up unwanted
candy, or have fun choosing a more
festive kind, than to create something
wonderful in Gingerbread! Use your
imagination as a family and create
something special together; everyone is
invited to participate. Be a part of this
popular event that is celebrating its 24th
Take the first step towards be er hearing. It is free to enter; it is not a judged event Thursday, December 5th. The library
Schedule an appointment with one of our hearing experts and try the latest and all submissions can be brought to the hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and
advanced or premium digital hearing aidsǂ during a free 14 day trial. Our library from Monday, December 2nd to Wednesday. Tuesday and Thursday, the
hearing experts will perform a FREE hearing assessment and fit you with library is open until 9 p.m.
hearing aids suited to your loss. FREE trial offer ends November 30th, 2019. Our gingerbread committee then gets
to work creating an indoor, sweet
smelling winter wonderland of

Jordanna Blacker UXBRIDGE gingerbread for all to enjoy for the month
of December.
Hearing Instrument
HEARING CENTRE The village opens on December 7th and
continues until December 31st; free
admission and is open during regular
Uxbridge | 1 Main Street North library operating hours. For more
information on the Scugog Memorial
Call Lisa at 1-866-282-1197 Public Library visit their website at
www.scugoglibrary. Check out our
A comprehensive hearing assessment is provided to adults ages 19 and older at no cost. The results of this assessment will
be communicated verbally to you. If you request a copy of the Audiological Report, a fee will apply. Child hearing tests are Facebook page: Bakersville: Animated
conducted at select locations for a fee, please contact us for more information. Of fer not valid in Quebec.
[1] Gingerbread Village. If you have
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Bach Christmas Oratorio to be

performed in Uxbridge

UXBRIDGE: On Sunday, November both before 1734 and into the present
24th, at 7 p.m. St Paul’s Anglican day like the local church musical
Church in Uxbridge, Ministry of the Arts, presentations you experience each year.
will host a performance of Bach’s Bach’s Oratorio is not often performed
Christmas Oratorio. The performance in the English speaking world and always
will be in English. The Cantorei sine per for med in Ger man. This per-
Nomine choir and Orpheus for mance is using a ne English
Symphonietta orchestra under the translation to make the music and story
direction of Stuart Beaudoin along with accessible to the listener. Although
soloists, Sasha Liebich-Tait, Shannon Bach’s setting is not well known to
Coates, Colin Ainsworth and Jonathan Uxbridge audiences, it would be the
Liebich will sing this marvelous setting of music of choice in Europe during the
the Christmas story. Christmas season. The new English
St. Paul’s Anglican church promotes translation allows us to bring this
events which seek to combine and fabulous music into our Christmas.
explore Spirituality and Music. Canon Stu says, “Bach is often thought of as
Mark Kinghan is excited to bring alter- heavy, detailed and difcult to listen to;
nate ways of engaging the divine through but in this music he seems to be dancing
the arts into the Uxbridge community. for the whole program. Choruses are
Director Stu gave us some insight into always upbeat and exciting; orchestra
the project: In Christendom, Handel’s colours tell the story in sound; the
Messiah (1741) and Bach’s Christmas soloists give us the scripture in the
Oratorio (1734) stand as the musical recitatives and commentary in the
pillars of the Christmas season. Messiah, fabulous solos. It is a Christmas musical Buying or Selling Your Home Made Easy.
of course, is actually Easter music. The experience not to be missed. Your ears
Christmas Oratorio is a series of six will be full of earworms.”
Raymond McMurray
cantatas telling the story of the coming of Tickets are $25 and are available at the
Jesus, the shepherds, the magi and their
signicance to us. This is all in the
door or by emailing this address:, or by
tradition of many musical works written phoning the church at 905-852-7016.

Sun. to Sat.
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Day 2019
See pages 12-13 Many people braved the cold and came out to honour our veterans on Remembrance Day, Monday, November 11th throughout the
Kawartha Lakes Region. Pictured here is the Remembrance Day Ceremony held at the Lindsay Cenotaph.
JAMES GREEN The Standard
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Kawartha Lakes considering
SPORTS voluntary ban on single-use plastics
See pages 15-17 DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard and getting everyone on board in order to make this motion a success.”
As part of their study, staff explained that they worked with multiple
KAWARTHA LAKES: Councillors are considering a recent staff partners to gather information on the use of these materials. With the
CLASSIFIEDS report that would see a voluntary ban on single-use plastics and support of local Chambers of Commerce, an online survey was
See page 19 styrofoam to help reduce environmental impact. released to businesses across the municipality to gauge the willingness
According to City staff at the November 5th committee meeting, of participation: 77 percent of respondents agreed they would consider
Kawartha Lakes alone produces roughly 10 tonnes of styrofoam waste using alternative materials such as paper bags for packaging, with 66
and over one third of all plastics collected come from single-use percent stating they could implement a change within one year.
materials. “The rationale behind introducing a voluntary ban would give
Earlier this year, councillors brought forward a resolution in May businesses time to phase out these materials and create a plan of
that requested staff to review what the ban of both materials would action,” added David Kerr, Manager of Environmental Services for
mean, and the potential environmental and economic impacts would Kawartha Lakes. “Should Provincial and Federal legislation move
be for the community and the support required from all stakeholders. forward with an enforced ban, the municipality would be in good
“The importance of acknowledging the environmental impacts that stance to manage changes required.”
stem from continuing to use and allow these materials is becoming Along with the voluntary ban, the report also requested Council
more and more evident as we see recycling continuing to make approve removing styrofoam from the recycling stream all together,
headlines,” explained Ward 2 Councillor Kathleen Seymour-Fagan, showing the cost to recycle does not reect any benets to the
who brought the original request forward earlier this year. “As a municipality in continuing to accept this material.
business owner myself, I recognize the importance of making changes
2 ● Thursday, November 14, 2019

BIG changes at
Big Brothers Big Sisters
of Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton
KAWARTHA LAKES: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Balfour states, “I am excited to start a new challenge
Kawartha L akes-Haliburton has recently gone with Big Brothers Big Sisters and look forward to
through a branding change, as have all Big Brother working with the team, volunteers, families and the
Big Sister organizations across Canada. Locally, there community to continue to offer mentoring
have been even bigger changes. Long time Executive opportunities throughout our communities. I am
Director, Jim DeFlorio, has decided to leave the fortunate to be joining such a respected agency that
organization after 17 years of employment. prides itself on making a difference in the lives of
The organization has welcomed Janice Balfour as the children and youth.”
new Executive Director and leader of the organization. DeFlorio states, “we operate in a very supportive
Janice has a strong knowledge and understanding of our community and it’s important for our community
community through experiences with The Learning members to assist Janice and her team with providing
Disabilities Association, Children’s Service Council, mentoring programs that will assist children and youth
City of Kawartha Lakes Human Services Department with becoming contributing community members.
and many local community initiatives. “Janice indicates Supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters can be
that she is extremely excited about joining the accomplished through donations and participation in
organization”. fund raising events or supporting our local United Way.”
There has also been a decision made to hire a Please contact the Big Brother Big Sisters ofce if you
Community Engagement Coordinator to facilitate the have any questions by calling 705-324-6800.
fund raising schedule and promotion of the events. The
organization is excited to announce that Allyssa Adams
will be joining the team to ll this role.
DeFlorio says “I leave with the knowledge that the
organization is being led into the future with the very
competent hands of Janice. During the 17 years that I
have worked for the organization I have had the
opportunity to work with so many great members of our
team, volunteers and the families of the children and
youth who reached out to Big Brothers Big Sisters for
mentoring services. I have seen how our amazing
volunteers ignite the potential in children and youth
through mentoring opportunities.”

Photo Credit: Tom Poupore

The Voice of Your Community Thursday, November 14, 2019 • 11

Lindsay Cycle Studio encourages support

for breast cancer care at RMH
KAWARTHA LAKES: Josette Deuchars Lindsay Cycle Studio rider.
believes in giving back to her community. “Josette is such an inspiration, for her
Each month, she supports a different cause boundless energy and her commitment to
with special spin events at the Lindsay Cycle local philanthropy,” said Erin Coons.
Studio. In October, Josette hosted four such “Every time she commits to a cause, she
classes, each supporting breast cancer creates a ripple effect of local support. And
imaging at Ross Memorial Hospital. every gift makes a difference to patients at
“We had the Muskie Monday plus the the Ross.”
other Wednesdays were a mix of new and Thanks to donors’ support, the Ross
regular riders who wanted to participate. Memorial Hospital’s breast health services
Kawartha Credit Union did a ride as well. All now include Tomosynthesis (3D imaging
together, we raised $415 to help patients at that helps to pinpoint the exact size and
the Ross,” said Josette Deuchars. location of breast lesions) and stereotactic
Today, Josette presented the donation to biopsies. Ross Memorial is the rst site in
Erin Coons, RMH Foundation CEO and Ontario to use the SmartCurve Breast
Dianne Robia, Interim Breast Health Stabilization System, which features curved
Navigator in the RMH Mammography paddles and processing algorithms to ensure
Department. Joining Josette were her son a more comfortable experience for our
and student nurse at RMH, Sebastien patients.
Deuchars, and Patsy McCabe, RMH Every day at the Ross, the RMH team
Environmental Services employee and screens approximately 30 women.
12 ● Thursday, November 14, 2019

Statement by
on Aboriginal
Veterans Day
On Friday, November 8th, Greg
Rickford, Minister of Indigenous
Affairs issued the following statement
on Aboriginal Veterans Day:
“Lest we forget, each year the
Ontario government recognizes the
long and proud history of First
Nations, Métis and Inuit contribu-
tions to the military history of
Ever since distin-guishing them-
selves ghting alongside British
s o l d i e r s i n t h e War o f 1 8 1 2 ,
Indigenous people have demon-
strated their valour as they have
continued to volunteer and sacrice.
Indigenous men and women have
continued this tradition of enlisting to
Remembrance Day 2019
Large crowds braved the cold and snow to honour our veterans by attending local Remembrance Day Ceremonies, on Monday,
this day, being deployed by NATO,
November 11th, throughout our readership area. Above is the Lindsay Remembrance Day Ceremony, in the Kawartha Lakes
serving with the United Nations and
Region and below is the Remembrance Day Ceremony held in Sunderland, in Brock Township.
other multinational peace support
Photo Credits: JAMES GREEN The Standard and DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
missions around the world.
There are many places people in
Ontario can visit to remember and
learn about the contributions of
Aboriginal veterans. The National
Aboriginal Veterans Monument is
located in Ottawa. In Parry Sound,
you can nd a monument to the
valour of Company Sergeant-Major
Fr a n c i s Pe g a h m a g a b o w o f
Wa s a u k s i n g F i r s t N a t i o n .
Pe g a h m a g a b o w w a s t h e m o s t
decorated Indigenous Canadian to
ght in the First World War. There are
also several First Nations, including
those at Mississaugas of the Credit
and Alderville, that hold ceremonies
of remembrance.
Please join me as we honour and
learn more about the contributions of
Aboriginal veterans on this important
day. We will remember them.
Nya:weh. Miigwetch, Marsi, Thank

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