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May 2 - the Island Clippings!
May 2, 2013 • Issue 893 • $1.00
Serving St. Joseph Island since 1995
“Your Island Newspaper”
Visit us online at www.islandclippings.com
email: [email protected]
Tel: 705 246-1635
Fax: 705 246-7060
Thieves Hit St. Joe Work Site
Do you recognize these people? If so, you can help Crime
Stoppers and the Ontario Provincial Police in solving a Break
and Enter crime that occurred last week, right here on the
Island.
Sometime during the night of Monday, April 22nd thieves
broke into an enclosed work trailer at a logging site on a
property located in the 5000 block of the 5th Side Road in
Jocelyn Township.
The owner had left the trailer late Sunday afternoon and
returned early Tuesday morning to find that the lock had
been pried off, the trailer entered and approximately four
thousand dollars worth of work tools stolen including:
2 Husquavarna
562 chainsaws, a
craftsman ¾
inch drive
socket set, a
Mastercraft
impact wrench,
and several
more tools.
Surveillance
cameras on the
property
captured the
suspects on
video. There
appeared to be
2 males and one
female who
initially entered
the trailer and
left with the two
chainsaws and a
can of gas.
They returned to the trailer three hours later and stole more
items.
Do you have any information about this crime? Can you help
identify these suspects?
Crime Stoppers will pay double rewards for any break and
enter solved before May 31st, 2013.
Call Crime Stoppers at 705-942-7867 or 1-800-222-8477 OR
you can visit their website at www.saultcrimestoppers.com or
text the keyword SSM along with your tip to 274637.
The Real Estate Stop
Reproduced from surveillance camera video
David Nelson
Sales Representative
“Your Island Realtor”
949-7867 • 246-2757
A Great ‘House Concert’ at the Old Town Hall
WEDNESDAY NIGHT’S ‘The Mountains and the Trees’
concert looks to be the start of something truly wonderful. As
reported in our April 11th issue (# 890) Wednesday’s concert
is the first of what will hopefully become a
series of ‘House Concerts’ by talented musical
acts who are ‘Just Passing Through.’
every note that his mellow guitar and ukulele stylings evoked,
along with his harmonica self-accompaniment, not to
mention his “horn section”, which consisted of his own voice.
We think that the Events Committee is
definitely on to a good idea!
As the 7:30 pm start time for the concert drew
near, the organizers had set out four rows of
seats, hoping that there would be enough of a
turnout to make the concert worth everyone’s
trouble – including the featured performer
Jon Janes (aka The Mountains and The
Trees). They needn’t have worried. By 7:30,
several more rows were needed, then even
more rows, with people still arriving after 8
pm. All in all, over 50 people turned up, and
nobody was disappointed.
Jon treated us to a wonderful sampling of his
superbly poignant and poetic music, all delivered in a soft, almost-hypnotic voice that kept
everyone tuned in to every turn of phrase and
Zachary Schryer-Lefebvre & Jon Janes
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For those who came to hear him, the night
delivered a wonderful musical experience in a
small, cozy and personal setting, at a very
affordable price. And hopefully for Jon, he had
a chance to make some new friends and fans of
his music, before moving on to his next
performance the following evening in Thunder
Bay.
And a few of us who hadn’t yet left got to
witness the coming together of two Island Clippings cover stories! Following the concert, Jon
stayed to mingle and chat with his audience,
one of whom was guitar maker Zachary
Schryer-Lefebvre, who we featured in the
following week’s issue (# 891, April 18th).
Soon, Jon was trying out Zach’s ‘Song Sparrow’
guitar (which he approvingly gave very high
marks), which led to the two musicians playing
together, sitting on the edge of the stage, yet off
in a world all their own.
We’re looking forward to the next ‘House
Concert’ … although Jon “The Mountains and
the Trees” Janes will be a hard act to follow!
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Island Insight
Letters to the Editor printed in the Island Insight Column reflect
the views of the writer and not necessarily those of the Island
Clippings.
Praise for Outstanding Students
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I received a call from the principal of our Public School. He
said he thought it would benefit students to begin volunteering as early as grades 7 & 8. He asked if I would be
interested in having his students provide volunteer help at
our upcoming Maple Syrup Festival. Of course I said that
would be wonderful and he proceeded to send notification
home to parents to see if they would be interested in letting
their children volunteer.
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On Friday, he called me to advise that he had a list of
students interested in volunteering. Now remember, they are
too young to be working on their required volunteer hours.
On Saturday, April 13th, 5 students arrived at the Legion and
were willing to do whatever was asked of them. They collectively put in 30 hours of volunteering. At the end of the day,
3 of them approached me and asked if they could come back
tomorrow.
On Sunday, April 14th, we had 10 students and 1 parent
come out to help us. They collectively put in 62 hours of
volunteering.
I have nothing but praise for these outstanding students!
They were hard working and tackled any job required. The
girls in the kitchen even stayed to help with cleanup! All of
them said they would be willing to come and help out at
other functions if required. Their parents can be very proud
of their children.
I say put your hands together for a job well done! I would
like to send out a HUGE THANK YOU to: Lydia Smith,
Gavin Veenstra, Riley Glover, Emma Junor, Carolyn Devon,
Kyle Gauthier, Hailey Seyska, Mackenzie Hulme, Kayla
Bishop and Nolan Ford (Grade 8’s) and to Max Fairservice
and Tanya Baker (Grade 7’s). Thank you also to the volunteering parent and to Mr. Ingram for initiating this project.
Gloria Riddell
Trail Permits
It is a very costly venture to maintain the trails for snowmachines. Chainsaws, brushing equipment, lumber for bridges,
culverts to drain wet spots, repairs to the groomer and fuel to
run the equipment requires cash. Where does the cash come
from? The sale of Trail Permits!
On many occasions this past winter, I have seen perhaps 2
permits on 10 machines. Due to a lack of funding, the
Professional dog grooming services for all breeds
Continued on page 5
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Sudoku
ISLAND INSIGHT...continued from page 4
Answer on page 10
Voyageurs Snowmobile Club will, in all probability, have to
close next season. To all you sledders who happily ‘beat the
system’, you have no reason to complain next winter about
the lack of trails.
Another issue is the ATV riders. It is indeed fun to ride the
trails in summer, especially when no permits are required. A
major problem is that you continue to ride through spring
fed mud holes and these holes get bigger and deeper to such a
point that the groomer cannot get through. The holes must
be bypassed, which sometimes requires the construction of a
new trail, which is costly.
If there are no groomed trails next winter and trees, etc. have
fallen across the trail in summer, just ask yourselves what
happened.
One last thing to ponder: if the trails are closed permanently,
all signs, bridges. culverts, etc. have to be removed.
D.B. Smail
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Carl Thomas
Broker of Record
705-246-8585
[email protected]
www.carlthomas.ca
Ken White has taken a “leave of absence” from real estate to be
with his wife in Toronto while she has treatments there. Carl and
Terry will be looking after his business and encourage all Ken’s
clients to contact them for any real estate related matters.
We hope all goes well and Ken will be back soon.
View More Pictures on line at www.carlthomas.ca.
HAWKS SOAR HIGH...
over this 86 Acre parcel with two road frontages on D Line and Tenth
near Richards Landing. Beautiful rolling acreage with open meadows,
mature bush and stream. Lots of great locations for building a new
home. $99,000
ST. JOSEPH ISLAND HUNTING ACERAGES
260 Acres near Fort St. Joseph fronting on A Line. Hydro and telephone at the road. $150,000.
100 Acres with easy access to the bridge on the I Line. Lots of mature
maples. $139,000.
51 Acres near Stribling point with one acre of waterfront and the
balance across the road. $139,000.
50 Acres Mature bush off the A line, hard to access but lots of deer.
$40,000.
sold
SHIPPING CHANNEL AT YOUR FRONT DOOR
A nicely updated three bedroom home on St. Joseph
Island with spectacular views of the shipping channel at
Sailors Encampment. Large kitchen/dining/living room
area that is surrounded by windows overlooking the waterfront. Many recent updates including shingles, flooring,
painting, HWT tank, water pump and pressure tank. Heated with wood furnace and
electric baseboard backup. $219,900.
n ew l i st i n
g
LOONS SWIM BY
This well kept 2 bedroom bungalow on a quiet inland
lake. 2 car garage, bunkie, and sheds with power to
all of them. Only 10 minutes off the Highway with
mail delivery and garbage pick-up. Docking your
boat is not a problem here. $175,000
STERLING BAY GEM
4.5 Acres of mature maples at Kent’s Corners, driveway and building
apron already in. $34,900.
100 Acre bush lot. Great for hunting, maple syrup, some lumber
value. Excellent spot for home site with easy access to bridge and
Hwy 17. $139,000.
PANORAMIC WATER VIEWS!
Great sunsets and views over the shipping
channel this nearly new home is an island
gem. 2 bath open concept with main floor
master, open staircase to two more BR's
and bath. Large great room with vaulted
ceilings and stone fireplace, large kitchen
and dining area. Full basement and large
rear deck for viewing all the water activities. $285,000.
GREAT VIEWS OF LAKE HURON
Beautiful waterfront lot on Lighthouse
Point Drive in Thessalon with 200 feet of
frontage on Lake Huron. Lot is serviced
with natural gas, water, sewer, electricity
and is only minutes away from Thessalon and all the amenities it has to offer.
Spectacular views make this the perfect spot to build the house of
your dreams. $129,900.
BESIDE THE LAKE!
This 2 bedroom bungalow has a great view
overlooking Gawas Bay. All newer windows
in the main part and laminate flooring thruout. Oversized 2 car garage and your own
private dock and beach for fishing and swimming. 5 minutes to the bridge. Great summer
retreat at $175,000 Call Terry
Great waterfront home on scenic Sterling Bay, St. Joseph
Island. Large open concept living, dining, kitchen area
and master bedroom on second level. First level has a
large family room, guest bedroom and sauna. New
flooring throughout. Two car garage with loft plus a large
workshop with 220 wiring. Maintenance free exterior with
vinyl siding and metal roof. Beautiful yard and good
useable waterfront with great boating, fishing and swimming. $239,900. More
pictures at www.whitehousesales.com.
WORLD-CLASS RESIDENCE!
Once in a rare while will a truly magnificent home such as
this be available. Built without compromise the home
reflects on the best. Designer kitchen for people who like
to cook and entertain at the same time. The library overlooks the fabulous two storey grand room with fireplace
and views of the lake and glorious sunsets. Bonus family
room, spacious bedrooms with ensuites and separate
guest suite from walk out lower level. Beautiful views from the 14 x 30 cedar deck
overlooking the shipping channel. All the extra features need a tour to appreciate.
$549,000
PURE COUNTRY
Beautiful 7 Acre property just east of Thessalon. 2.5 baths,
3+1 BR, family sized kitchen, huge family room and hardwood flooring. Large front porch, two tier side deck
leading to fully screened gazebo. 3 car garage for cars and
outdoor toys. Wood/oil combo furnace and on town water.
This home is in excellent condition and can handle the
biggest of families. $239,900.
Northern Advantage
BUILDING LOT WITH GREAT LOCATION
Office: 705-942-6000
Well treed 3 acre lot on Canoe Pt. Road. Paved
road, hydro available, and only minutes from
Hilton Beach, Kents Corner and the Bridge. Not on
the water but priced accordingly. Great spot for a
retirement home. $24,900.
ALGOMA’S LARGEST REAL
ESTATE BROKERAGE
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Terry Uusitalo
Sales Representative
705-942-6000 Cell 705 257-9602
[email protected]
WATERFRONT WITH CHARM & PRIVACY
OVERLOOKING GAWAS BAY!
Charming 3BR chalet overlooking the water.
Totally renovated in 2005 with newer kitchen, gas
fireplace, woodstove, quality flooring and
windows. Large garage with workshop and 2nd
floor bunkie for visiting family and friends. Sandy
beach and dock for swimming and fishing. Quick
and easy access to Hwy 17. $279,000.
ATTENTION DEER!
I know you like this 50 Acre parcel of mature
bush with streams running across and open
meadows for grazing, but I’d clear out before
November because hunters too will love the
cedar cabin that sleeps 6, has propane lights,
fridge and stove plus generator. It has easy
access off the U line and affordably priced for a hunt group at $79,900.
Beautiful 3 bedroom waterfront home on
Copper Bay Rd., only minutes from Bruce
Mines. Built on a very private 2 acre lot with
great views of the North Channel. Has had
many updates including both bathrooms,
kitchen, flooring and a 4 zone radiant heating
system. There are vaulted ceilings, lots of windows, a large wrap around
deck, HWD flooring throughout and the "almost new" appliances are included.
Available for immediate possession. Offered at $284,900.
WOODS AND WATER!
Take morning walks with the dog and enjoy
the sights and sounds of the lake at this
idyllic cottage tucked in the trees along the X
Line on St. Joseph Island. Modern kitchen
and bath, large dining room, family room,
wrap around porch and large heated double
garage will bring happiness to the lucky buyer at $138,900.
NORTH CHANNEL BEAUTY
NESTLED IN THE PINES!
Well built 3 bedroom log cabin with many
updates on a 28 acre wooded lot. 2 garages,
one with oversized walls and door with plenty
of room to store the equipment and toys.
Whether as a family retreat, seasonal or year
round home or hunting getaway, this one
deserves a look. $209,000.
This St. Joseph Island waterfront home has 3
bedrooms and a beautifully treed lot with deep
water. There is a large kitchen with maple
cupboards, cathedral ceilings, oil forced air
furnace, gas fireplace, central air, new shingles
and a double car garage. The waterfront has
large shale rock and has great views of Hamilton Bay. The lot beside is also
available for sale. Owner motivated. Visit Ken’s website at [email protected] for more pictures. Offered at $258,000.
commercial
GAS, GIFTS AND VARIETY!
Long established family business with
separate 40 x 60 steel building with reinforced concrete floor for additional
business opportunities. Double lot
allows expansion. Good return for a
person who wants to be their own boss.
Call Carl for details.
PERFECT STARTER!
Cute 3BR bungalow with single garage town
services and large rear yard backing onto school
yard. Reno's include shingles, kitchen, siding,
fascia and main floor laundry room. Ceramic and
laminate flooring and wood stove for supplementary heat. Just move in and enjoy at the reasonable price of $99,900.
FOR BUSINESS OR YOUR PLEASURE!
PERFECT HOUSE - PERFECT WATERFRONT
A beautiful waterfront home on Canoe Pt.
Road with 150’ of frontage on the North
Channel. This home has 3 bedrooms, large
open concept living room/dining area with
cathedral ceilings, hot tub/sauna room, large
den/sunroom and a large country kitchen.
Other features include a single attached
garage, lots of hardwood flooring, a large
deck overlooking the water. This home has a very private setting with good
usable waterfront. $389,900.
Continue with the long established car and
truck repair business with repeat clientele and
licenced technicians or use the large steel
sided shop with new steel roof, fully
equipped with 3 hoists, 3 roll up doors, office
and parts storage for you own business or
personal use. All located on 5A lot with 3BR house, double garage and
walking distance to the lake. Call Carl for details.
GAS STATION AND REPAIR GARAGE
Long established turn key operation with all
equipment included. Great location on Trans
Canada Hwy with over 930 feet of frontage. Lots
of possibilities and a chance to be your own
boss. Call Carl for details.
ONCE IN A GREAT WHILE
the perfect year round waterfront residence
comes available at the north end of the
island near Stribling Point. Beautifully maintained 3 bedroom home with open concept
living area with a large expanse of windows
overlooks the shipping channel. Extra
features include an insulated and wired bunkie for extra family and friends, a
wood deck for summer and gorgeous water views, 20 x 24 garage/workshop.
This house is in mint condition and is perfect for summer or year round living
on the island. $249,000.
ISLAND COMMERCIAL BUILDING!
Located on main corner entering the island at
Kent's Corners. High visibility with lots of
parking this modern commercial building has
bakery and restaurant equipment aleady
installed for the continued present use or can
easily be converted to a new business endevour. Just reduced in price to $199,000.
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A Trip Down Memory Lane
March 28, 2013 • Issue 888 • $1.00
Serving St. Joseph Island since 1995
FOR MORE THAN 35 YEARS, TD Canadian Children’s Book
Week has introduced thousands of children to their favourite
authors, storytellers and illustrators across Canada and encouraged them to explore the many benefits of getting lost in the
pages of a book.
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Yes, there IS a Doctor in the House again!
OUR LOCAL HEALTH CARE got a
welcome shot in the arm last month,
with the arrival of Dr. Guy Lupien as
the first of two new physicians coming
to join our community. He replaces Dr.
Ian MacKay, who chose to return to
Nova Scotia in January.
December 20, 2012 • Issue 879 • $1.00
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An Un-Merry Christmas
By Jerry Voll
WE HAD NEVER EXPERIENCED anyone taking offence at
the singing of Christmas carols. Indifference occasionally,
mocking once or twice, but not offense. My wife and I looked
forward each year to joining a group of friends for a night of
door-to-door caroling.
Imagine our shock, then, on receiving a letter from a neighbour riled that we had come uninvited to her doorstep and
sung several carols. We had meant no harm. Our only intent
had been to spread a little Christmas goodwill around the
neighbourhood. But for this neighbour it brought no cheer at
all. Judging by her note, we had pretty much spoiled things
for her.
Screwing up our courage, my wife and I phoned her and
asked if we could pay her a visit. We mentioned her note to us
and told her we were eager to make amends. She listened,
then gave us her
address and invited
us for a cup of tea.
“We would appreciate that. We certainly didn’t mean to
offend you.”
“No, I’m sure you didn’t. And that’s one of the reasons I didn’t
go to the door while you were singing and ask you to leave. “It
was on a Christmas Eve when a drunk drove his car into my
mother and two of my daughters as they walked along the
hedgerow at the side of our road.”
Dr. Lupien is no stranger to the pressures of Emergency medicine.
Although he has practiced family
medicine for over 30 years, he has
specialized in Emergency medicine for
most of his career. Originally from
Montreal, he served for the past 8 years
as a community physician in the
Northern Ontario town of Iroquois
Falls on the Abitibi River, north of
Timmins. His extremely large and
demanding practice included family
medicine, hospital emergency and inDr. Guy Lupien in his office with a portrait of his family
patient care, as well as caring for the
area’s nursing home residents. And now,
believes that the key to one’s overall happiness lies in having a
he has chosen St. Joseph Island as the place to call home.
purpose in life and giving of themselves to other people and
He first visited the island, along with the Thessalon area, in
their community. “I’ve had enough of living in a city!” he
December. “My first impression was very good – of the
declared. “For me, the rural life is the only way to live, but
community, the hospital [MMH], the clinic [Bridgelink] and even the best of nature and the most beautiful surroundings
the team that’s in place.” A lover of nature and outdoor activ- mean nothing if the people are not kind and caring themities such as boating and snowmobiling, Dr. Lupien quickly
selves.”
felt a strong attraction to the beauty of the island that was to
Perhaps surprisingly, he comes to our community quite
become his new home.
undaunted by the demanding schedule of being ‘on call’
The biggest ingredient in his decision to move here though,
every second day. In fact, being an acute care specialist, he
was the “people” side of our community. He passionately
thrives on the challenges. “The Emergency Room is where
The Real Estate Stop
Book Week is the largest celebration of Canadian books for
young people in Canada with over 25,000 children and teens
expected to take part.
Continued on next page
David Nelson
Sales Representative
“Your Island Realtor”
949-7867 • 246-2757
“My mother saw the car coming and tried to shove the girls
into the bushes, but it did no good. The driver never stopped
and was never discovered. But my mother and my two little
girls’ lives were stopped forever. They never recovered.”
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“That night drained away all my joy in Christmas, for good.
Now each Christmas, when everyone else is partying and
carrying on, I have that black night to look back on.”
The following afternoon, the three of us
were sitting at her
kitchen table. As
Jane (I’ll call her
that) poured the tea
she said to us, “I
suppose you want
me to tell you why I
was upset that you
came here to sing at
Christmas?”
The Real Estate Stop
Book Week
Public Reading at Children’s Library
Next Tuesday
This year celebrates the theme “All the Bookshelf ’s a Stage:
Celebrating the Performing Arts” from May 7, 2013. With the
popularity of performing arts shows like Glee and So You
Think You Can Dance, the theme highlights how reading can
encourage creative expression without the nerves that come
along with getting on
stage.
“I was lost in those
memories when
your group of
carolers came
along. I want no
part in the worldly
ways of celebrating Christmas.
There’s nothing
‘merry’ about it
for me!”
My wife and I
listened in silence.
We hadn’t
expected this at
all, and were quite
shaken by Jane’s
Continued on next page
David Nelson
Sales Representative
“Your Island Realtor”
949-7867 • 246-2757
Next Tuesday, May 7th,
Canada’s very own illustrator Kim LaFave and
author Gary Kent will be
visiting The Children’s
Library in Richards
Landing from 9 to 10 am
for a public reading.
They’ll also be available
to meet the families and
children who have
supported their work.
We like to think that they’re all
there waiting for you, like old
friends.
The Corporation of the
Township of Jocelyn
TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Jocelyn proposes to
enact a by-law to stop-up, close and sell that
portion of the original allowance for road set
out and described as follows:
What a great outing for
the kids!
Pcl 5813 SEC ACS part original road
allowance in front of LT 12 PL M197,
Township of Jocelyn, PT 1 1R12316
The said by-law will come before Council for
consideration at its regular meeting at 7:00 p.m.
on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at the Jocelyn
Township Office, 3670 5th Side Road, Jocelyn
Township. At that time Council will hear in
person or by solicitor or agent, any person who
claims that their land will be prejudicially
affected and who applied to be heard.
Date: April 5, 2013
Harmony Tea Room ...
invites reservations for our ‘Ladies We Love Tea’,
Saturday, May 11th, 11:30-3:30. Hats and gloves will
add to a Downton Abbey Theme for the day.
Janet Boucher, Clerk
Township of Jocelyn
Page 8
Reserve at
705-246-2634
HAR
MONY TEA ROOM
HOPE
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St. Joe Hosts Algoma Firefighters Meeting
By Fraser Adams
On this past April 19th to 21st
weekend we had a very successful
Algoma Mutual Aid Conference held at
the Community Centre in Hilton
Beach.
This was a biannual meeting of the
member Fire departments from the
entire Algoma District.
There were activities on Friday
evening, all day Saturday and Sunday
morning.
Guests had the chance on Friday to try
out some auto extrication tools,
inspect the latest offerings from
suppliers and have some Mrs. Mac’s
Pizza. Saturday brought two courses
for attendees: Inspection and Enforcement and Water supply with 19 and 29
students respectively. The 2013 Spring
AMAA business meeting was held Sunday morning.
The food for the weekend’s dinner was appropriately maple
themed and was infused with local syrup. Ham, scalloped
potatoes, maple baked beans and maple glazed carrots
Two Instructors from the Fire Marshal’s office presented the
Inspection and Enforcement course and Jocelyn Chief Dave
Belsito instructed students in the water supply course. We
also had volunteers and equipment from all the island fire
departments involved in this training.
Continued on page 11
Saturday Evening provided two speakers. The first, Doug
McRae, spoke of Fire Behavior and some of the interesting
phenomenon he has witnessed as a Forest Fire Researcher.
The second, was Sunjeev Sodi, presenting the Superior Tanker
Shuttle certification program, which when achieved can save
residents a substantial amount on home and business insurance.
We would like to gratefully acknowledge the gift bags from
Moose Sweats stuffed with items from: Thompson Maple
Products, Kent Bros. Pure Maple Syrup Ltd., Island Coffee
Roasters, Kentvale Home Hardware, The Township of Hilton,
Village of Hilton Beach, Township of Jocelyn and St. Joseph
Township.
There were also great door prizes from: Island Scoop Ice
Cream and Gifts, Makes Scents Maple Products, Mountain
Maple Products, Gilbertson Maple Products, Mark
Henderson Maple Products, Ambeault’s Confectionery, the
Island’s 1812 committee, AJ Stone and Canadian Safety
Equipment.
Your Island Garage
Building Expert ...
Book Now for Spring!
and get 10% OFF your Down
Payment!
Shell includes
Labour & Materials
24’ x 28’......$14,784
26’ x 26’......$14,872
28’ x 30’ .....$18,480
plus taxes
Ask us for pricing on other sizes!
Home Improvements
[email protected]
We would also like to thank Don Levesque for providing us
with a van to cut up. Without it, practising with the AutoEx
tools would just not have been the same.
Mark Henderson 246-2110
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Friday Night Foods
at the Legion
The lounge will be serving
Buffalo Chicken Wings as
well as the regular menu.
Entertainment for
the evening is
Ross Phillips
Entertainment supplied by
volunteer musicians
Come and try your luck
at the meat draw!
Take out available
FOR SALE
Shaw Direct satellite dish and 2
receivers - all for $100. Also,
free dryer in good working
condition, you pick up.
Call 705 246-3231.
16” aluminum tire rims (4)
excellent condition $200. Call
705 246-1521 leave message.
Kenmore 18.2 cu. ft. fridge.
Almond. Very clean: $100;
Kenmore 30” range hood.
Almond. $25; 2 tv cabinets, oak
finish with 4 doors and shelves.
27” x 29” opening for tv: $20 for
both. Call 705 246-2133
Free! Queen size mattress and
box spring, in good condition.
You pick up. Call 705 246-3177
ITEMS WANTED
Looking for copies of photos,
poems, stories from former
students of Harmony school to
display this summer at our 50th
anniversary of the closure of
Harmony as a school. Please
send copies to us at RR#2 or by
e-mail to [email protected]
Does anyone have a Brookred
plum or other red flesh plum
that I can cut a twig off and use
for grafting? Call Laurie at 705
246-2753
REAL ESTATE
16+ acre property with large
frontage on Twin Lakes owned
by All Tribes Camp for sale.
Quiet side of Twin Lakes, across
Hilton from Busy Beaver Campground. Asking $44,900. Call for
details and maps. 246-3975.
GARAGE/YARD SALE
1701 P Line Saturday May 4 &
Sunday May 5. Features a
spoon collection, bell collection,
desk, dressers, 36” tv,
Christmas village and lots more.
For info, call 705 246-7047
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Power Hours Have Changed!:
Effective May 1st, Algoma
Power’s ‘Time of Use’ electricity
billing changed from ‘Winter’ to
‘Summer’ hours, so things are
now the opposite of what you
might be used to. ‘Peak’ hours
are now 11 am to 5 pm while
‘Mid-Peak’ times are from 7 am
to 11 am and from 5 pm to 7
pm. ‘Off-peak’ hours remain the
same, from 7 pm to 7 am.
Weekends and statutory holidays remain as ‘Off-peak’.
Clear?
AlgomaTrad Family Dance
Friday, May 3 at Johnson Township Community Centre,
Desbarats. Music by Benoit and
Zach Schryer Lefebvre. Caller
Dan Gorno. Admission:
$10/person, $5 students, and
10 and under free.
The Township of St. Joseph
reminds all permanent and
seasonal residents that Provincial law requires all dogs to
have dog tags. Please bring
proof of vaccination.
The St. Joseph Island 1812
Committee invites you to a Fish
Fry in the Lounge at the Royal
Canadian Legion on Saturday,
May 11. Terry See joins the
volunteer voyageurs to serve
whitefish between 4:00 and
8:00.
Watch for the Island Horticultural Society's annual plant sale
coming up Saturday, May 18th.
It happens on the grounds of
“The Green Oak Gallery”,
Richards Landing 8 am to 12.
Any perennials to share?
Members are available to come
along and dig. Please contact
Maria Smith at 705 246-2483
Grace United Church congregation will continue to meet at
Harmony St. Marks 11 am
service for May 5, 12, 19th.
Health Week Luncheon on
Thursday, May 9th, 11 am - 2
pm at Richards Landing Royal
Canadian Legion. Hosted by
Matthews Memorial Hospital
Auxiliary with Dr. Trefry Centre
and Island Branch Cancer
Society. Cost $7. with proceeds
going to the local hospital,
health and seniors programs.
Door prize draws, raffles and a
variety of information
display tables. Your
support is greatly appreciated.
Mother Nature has
informed us that she
fully plans to end this
cruel joke that she has
been playing. She is
going to get things
warmed and greened
up in plenty of time for
the Lions’ Bridge Walk
for Dog Guides on May
25, 2013 at Kent’s
Corners. You can now
plan to attend and help raise
funds to supply guide dogs for
those in need.
For the young at heart and
those who are interested in children's books, you're invited to
join the presentation of author,
Gary Kent and illustrator, Kim
LaFave. These men will be at
St. Joseph Island School on
Tues. May 7th at 9 to 10 am.
Contact Dawn at 246-2877 for
more info.
The North Shore Community
Singers present “For The Love
of Music!” Friday May 10th and
Saturday May 11th at the
Historic 12-sided Barn. 1410
Basswood Lake Road, Sowerby.
Shows begin at 7:30 pm.
Tickets available from Choir
members and Forestland in
Thessalon $10.
Page 10
Interested in learning a few fast,
quick and easy work night
meals that the whole family will
enjoy? Come out to the Healthy
Eating Workshop hosted by
Algoma Public Health Saturday
May 4th 1 - 3 pm at the Dr.
Trefry Centre. Email Jennifer
Woods at [email protected]
or call 705-246-2625 to register!
1953 was a very good year!
Please join us as we celebrate
Ursula Urscheler’s 60th Birthday
with a surprise come and go
tea on Saturday May 11th from
2 to 4 pm at Harmony St. Mark’s
United Church, Richards
Landing.
Sudoku Answer
Puzzle on page 5
RECIPE CORNER
MARKET
St. Joseph Island
Susan Chuipka’s
Buttermilk Cornbread
1 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup flour, preferably unbleached
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. sugar
2 tbsps. butter
1 cup milk
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg
3 tbps. mild vegetable oil
Your Island Grocery
Store ... fresh meat,
produce, groceries and
more!
Downtown Richards Landing
Preheat oven to 450°F. Spray a 10 inch cast iron skillet with oil
and set aside. Stir all dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
Add butter to prepared skillet and put in oven to heat skillet
and melt butter. Don’t let the butter burn.
Whisk wet ingredients together. With as few strokes as
possible, (this is important) add dry ingredients to wet. Pour
batter into skillet once the butter has melted. Bake the cornbread 25 to 30 minutes. Serve hot in wedges from the pan.
Can use a Pyrex pan if you don't have a cast iron skillet. Serve
with soup for a nutritious, tasty and filling meal.
705 246-2500
or email us at [email protected]
HOURS 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM MONDAY THRU SATURDAY
CLOSED SUNDAYS
Visit Moose
Sweats First!
Thanks Sue!
Do you need a
baby
gift
for a new arrival or an older little one.
FIREFIGHTERS...continued from page 9
brought back memories of the Maple Syrup Soirée held in
that same hall a few years ago. The tireless efforts of the small
army of volunteers: prepping, setting up, baking, cooking and
cleaning up are greatly appreciated.
WE HAVE EXPANDED OUR BABY SECTION
Books, “Sophie the Giraffe”, Sippy cups,
feeding dishes, puppets and interactive toys
Coffee and tea was provided by Island Coffee Roasters. The
sheer number of pots of coffee and tea made are surely an
indication of a superb product.
Soft bamboo sleepers, towels and washcloths
The goals behind hosting this conference were to: Provide
local training, Showcase St. Joseph Island, Promote local
businesses, Work together as Fire Departments and local
governments for the betterment of residents and to eat some
fantastic food.
Pacifiers that close before it hits the floor,
and cloth travel high chair
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
MONDAY - SATURDAY 10 - 5 • SUNDAY 11 - 5
This conference was a success and quite possibly the best
turnout the AMAA has ever had.
Thank you for your support!
246-2777
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RICHARDS LANDING
Classified Ads and Announcements
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charge to Island residents, as a community service. Other than
personal for sale ads (please limit three items) the announcement
must be of value to the community. We reserve the right to decide if
the ad is of service to the community.
Ads or announcements for non-residents or items or services, to be
sold for profit, or generate income or events charging an entrance
fee (which includes “not for profit organizations”) as well as items
valued at over $1,000. will incur a nominal charge of $10. plus HST.
We reserve the right to determine if a fee is required. We reserve the
right to edit down to 50 words or less.
Bu s ines s or co m m erc ia l a d s, i nclu di ng th o se pl a ce d by i ndiv i du a ls
d o n o t q ua l i f y a s C la s s i f i e d a d o r P u b li c S e r v i c e A n n o un c e m e n t s .
Such advertising must be via display advertising, governed by our
published rates in effect at that time.
Ads or announcements will appear in one issue, but may be repeated,
to a maximum of three weeks (space permitting). Advertiser must
resubmit ad each week. To ensure space for everyone, please limit
your content to a maximum of 50 words.
Ads can be placed by: Email to: [email protected]
or by phone 705 246-1635 (from 9 – 5, Mon-Fri) or fax 705 246-7060.
Mail to: Island Clippings
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Or simply put it in one of our pick-up boxes conveniently located at
Ambeault’s, Kent’s Corners and the Hilton Beach Post Office.
Sorry, we’re not available on Sundays.
WHAT’S HAPPENING ON ST. JOE
Andrea S. Young, RMT
Friday
Hens & Stitches, Dr. Trefry Centre - 10 am to 12 pm
Island Cast-a-Weighs, Calorie Watchers, Hilton
Community Hall (rear door, basmt) - 8:30 am
Walking at the Legion - 9 am to noon
St. Joseph Twp, Public Library - 6 pm to 9 pm
Hilton Union Library - 3 pm to 5 pm &
7 pm to 9 pm - Phone number: 705 255-3520.
Fitness Class with Jennifer Woods, Dr. Trefry Centre
- 11 am to 12 pm
Tuesday
Friday Foods at the Legion
AA Meeting, United Church (new addition, side door) - 8 pm
Saturday
Children’s Library - 10 am to 3 pm, Story time 10:30 am
Nordic Walking Group - Tranter Park at 10 am.
Hilton Union Public Library - 1 pm to 5 pm Phone number: 705 255-3520.
Cribbage (singles), Legion Hall - 7:30 pm
($4.00 per person)
Quilting - 1-3 pm, Downstairs Hilton Hall except the 3rd
week held at the Trefry Centre.
Fitness - Strength and Conditioning at Richards Landing
Old Town Hall - 7 pm to 8 pm
St. Joseph Twp. Public Library - 1 pm to 5 pm.
Wednesday
Pool in the Legion lounge - 11 am to 3 pm.
St. Boniface Roman Catholic, Hilton Beach at 4:30 pm.
Walking at the Legion - 9 am to noon
Jam Session, Legion - 3 pm to 6 pm
Nordic Pole Walking at the Legion - 10 am to 11 am
Sunday
Bridge, Dr. Trefry Centre - 1 pm to 5 pm
(Open to all seniors)
The Anglican church worships at 11 am.
Free Methodist, 10th Side Rd. Coffee, tea and friendship at
10:30 am. Worship service 11 am.
Island Bible Chapel, Richards Landing.
Lord’s Supper 10 am, Family Bible Hour 11:15 am.
Grace United, Hilton Beach. 9:30 am.
Harmony St. Marks United, Richards Landing. 11 am.
Monday
Bridge, Dr. Trefry Centre - 1 pm to 5 pm
(Open to all seniors)
60+ Exercise Program, Dr. Trefry Centre - 10:00 am
St. Joseph Twp. Public Library - 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Food Bank, United Church, Richards Landing
(side door) - 1 pm to 3 pm
REGISTERED MASSAGE
THERAPIST
88 Barr Road S.
Desbarats
705 542-2840
Debbie’s Hair Hut
A f u l l s e r v i c e f am i l y s a l o n o f f e r i n g
o n l y th e fi n e s t ha i r p r od u c ts .
Debbie Shaughnessy - Owner
246-0457
Deadline for
display ads is
Mondays at 3 pm
Deadline for
classifieds is noon
Tuesdays
BUBBLES ISLAND
CLEANING SERVICE
Children’s Library - 9 am to 12 noon, Story time 10:30 am
BUSINESS & RESIDENTIAL CLEANING
UPHOLSTERY/CARPET CLEANING
Hilton Union Public Library - 1 pm to 5 pm Phone number: 705 255-3520.
EMAIL: [email protected]
Jocelyn Social Ski/Snowshoe - 1:30 pm Mountainview trails
Pool, Legion - 7:30
Thursday
Euchre, Legion Hall - 7:30 pm ($4.00 per person)
St. Joseph Twp. Public Library - 1 to 5 pm & 7 to 9 pm
Walking at the Legion - 9 am to noon
Dr. Trefry Centre’s Day Out Program - 9 am to 3:30 pm
Free pool all day in the Legion lounge
Children’s Library - 9 am to 12 noon, Story time 10:30 am
Carpet Bowling for 50 Plus, Legion
- Refreshments Available - 1 pm
Zumba, Richards Landing Old Town Hall - 7 pm to 8 pm
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Please Call
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705-785-3647
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