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“Real Winter”
As I am writing this, we have had many days of down right cold
temperatures and at least weekly dumpings of snow. For some
of us, this would be called a “real winter”. Fortunately, handling
the snow has been almost a pleasure with my new (to me) snow
blower. Cutting a six foot swath through the snow from the
shelter of my tractor is just great. Still, clearing a thousand foot
driveway and another thousand feet of parking and other ar-
eas, is a two hour process. One minor downside to the blowing
process is the frequent loss of visibility due to a badly abraded
rear window and the large plume of snow that you try and see
through.. especially if it is windy.
I have on several occasions walked or driven the driveway after
a snow blowing session and wondered in amazement at what
drunken idiot was at the wheel of the tractor as it obviously wan-
dered without control in and out the driveway. Oh Well!! In the
off season I hope to make some improvements that will solve at
least some visibility issues.
While the blower handles dry snow very well, it does seem to
SUSSEX CROKINOLE CLUB struggle a bit with heavy wet snow. Clogging up in the chute is
The Sussex Crokinole Club has resumed the fall/winter season at the main issue!! I am thinking that a good cleaning, a couple of
the Masonic Hall (482 Main Street, Sussex). Come join us for an coats of paint and maybe some silicone spray might help with
afternoon of fun on Wednesdays starting at 2:00pm. For further
this problem. If anyone has any other suggestions, by all means
information phone Don at 433-4360. 509
let me know!!
Elsewhere on the home front, The Jet, doesn’t seem to mind a
“real winter”!! At least, that is, once I have drug him away from
the toasty stove. Like most of us, he enjoys a life of leisure but
once he gets his butt moving outside, he can get down right en-
thused about sniffing out a fresh scent (or even a stale one)!!
Like us, once he overcomes that initial reluctance, he enjoys
a walk immensely. So far we have detected regular samples of
coyote tracks but no actual coyotes standing in them. The Jet
and I have debated what the best strategy would be should we
encounter a particularly nasty coyote. His preferred strategy is
to run ... faster than me!! My thinking was, this would obviously
be a family dispute between he and his cousin and they should
work out there differences amongst themselves. My one major
concern is that they might decide that both of them were hungry
and join forces for a large, slow, tasty meal. 800

Bantam A Flyers
Off to Whitehorse
See Story on page 16

Published Bi-Weekly
Next Issue: February 22
Deadline: February 15

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CAMBRIDGE-NARROWS REGIONAL LIBRARY
2216 Lakeview Road 488-3971
Winter Hours: Tuesdays 10:00am-4:00pm; Fridays 10:00am-
1:00pm; Saturdays 1:00-4:00pm.
We have voicemail, there fore if you wish to renew your books
just leave your name, the date you called, the due date and name
of the book(s). Watch for our new website.
Any person or group who is interested in showing their art or
photography work in our foyer for a period of time can contact
Carol Ann Branscome at 488-3333.
The library is in need of volunteers to help in the library for
a minimum of three hours a month - come join our fun group
and support literacy.
The library is looking for books for any age that you would be
willing to donate that tell about the history of Queens County.
The magazines have been renewed and there are four new
ones: Canadian Living, East Coast Living, Canadian Gardening,
Making Music; two quilt magazines, Saltscapes, Canada’s
History, Canadian Geographic, Readers Digest Large Print,
Harrowsmith, Cottage Life, Canadian Home Workshop. 313

THE SALISBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY


3215 Main Street, Salisbury, 372-3240
Story times are held on Fridays at 10:00am.
The Booklovers Reading Club will be discussing The Glass
Castle by Jeannette Walls on February 9th Meetings are held the
second Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm.
Hackmatack Children’s Book Club is held the last Tuesday of the
month at 3:00pm. This Book Club is for children in grades 4 to
6. Older and younger children are welcome to participate. The
participants read from a selection of Canadian books and vote
for their favorite book.
Teen Book Club is held the last Tuesday of the month at 4:00pm.
Bring the book you are reading and talk about what you liked
and did not like.
Library hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:00am
to 12:00noon & 1:00-5:00pm; and Wednesday 1:00-5:00pm &
6:00-8:00pm.
For further information please contact the library. 317

CANAAN RIVER SENIORS


The Canaan River Seniors meet on the 1st Monday of each
month at 12:00noon at the community hall for a potluck lunch.
The 3rd Monday of the month is ‘activities afternoon’ - with
cards, darts and board games at the hall from 1:00-4:00pm.
All seniors welcome. 312

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Reminder: WINTER CARNIVAL IN
PETITCODIAC
The Petitcodiac Recreation Council has organized a Winter
Carnival for Saturday, February 19th from 10:00am-4:00pm
and will be held at the end of Maple Avenue by the community
garden site. There will be sleigh rides, skating, sliding, snow
shoeing, cross country skiing, kids games, hot drinks and a BBQ.
There will be marked trails to go cross country skiing or snow
shoeing so please bring your own equipment if you’d like to, and
we’ll have some equipment to borrow for those who would like
to try it out for the first time.
Bring the whole family, as there are activities for all ages! 321

Reminder: MUSIC NIGHT IN PENOBSQUIS


The Penobsquis Community Enrichment Committee will be
having a music night fundraiser at the Penobsquis Fire Hall on
Saturday, February 19th at 7:00pm - doors open at 6:00. A light
lunch will be provided, donations at the door. 50/50 draw, door
prizes and will also be selling tickets on a kitchen basket. 325

Valentine JAMBOREE
Take your sweetheart or a friend to an early Valentine’s Day
special at the Riverview Arts Centre (400 Whitepine Road) and
enjoy an evening of familiar musical sounds and light humour
on Saturday, February 12th starting at 7:30pm. Keeping with
the theme, this concert will be in support of the Lions Sick
Children’s Fund for children with heart problems and the Albert
County Food Bank (please bring a non-perishable food item).
Special guests include Ivan & Vivian Hicks, Mavis O’Donnell,
Derek Knowles, Kilburn Dancers, Allison Inch, Tammy & Gary
Morris, Jack McAffee, Cheryl Ellis, Shelby Murray, “Eunice”,
Dale Butland, Grubb Brothers, Naomi Doncaster & Kyle Legere,
Jamboree Band and more! Be part of this delightful evening of
fun and for two great causes.
Tickets $15 advance and $18 at the door. Get your tickets early.
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Belleisle community pool


Important notice: There will be an emergency community
meeting regarding the state of the Belleisle Community Pool on
Tuesday, February 8th. This meeting will be held at the Belleisle
Regional High School starting at 7:30pm. Storm date – February
9th. 522

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Free Safe Winter Driving Presentation
On Friday, February 11th at 10:30am the Healthy Active Living
for the 50Plus Program will host a free presentation, “ Winter
Driving and You” at the Sussex Seniors’ Centre, Jubilee Hall,
50 Perry Street in Sussex. Special guest speaker will be Janet
Fowler, driving instructor. The presentation will include tips
on preparing for winter driving, how to handle skids, how to
best deal with various winter driving conditions, and more.
Everyone is welcome. Join us and bring a friend for this valuable
session … you may learn something that could prevent a serious
accident.
Healthy Active Living for the 50Plus is a provincially funded
program which provides free information sessions on a
wide variety of topics of interest to those 50Plus. For more
information, or to book a session for your group, large or small,
please contact Linda Goggin, Regional Coordinator, at 756-
3956 or email lgoggin@xplornet.ca. 523

Reminder: BABYSITTER COURSE


St John Ambulance is offering three Baby Sitter courses during
March Break in Sussex (one day courses, choose your day) on
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, March 7th, 8th & 9th from
9:00am-3:00pm at the St John Ambulance building, Leonard
Drive. Cost for the course is $40.
Students are asked to bring a noon lunch & a snack. If you
require more information, call Muriel at 433-2697. 519

NB Genealogical Society meeting


The Southeastern Branch of the New Brunswick Genealogical
Society will host their Winter Workshop on Saturday, February
19th, at Saint John the Baptist Anglican Church (28 Woolridge
Avenue, Riverview), from 2:00 to 4:00pm. Some of the topics to
be presented will be: Using Message Boards for Research, E-mail
Security, Brick Walls and other Research Problems.
All are welcome to attend. 517

Benefit for Carl Doyle


A benefit for Carl Doyle (who will be undergoing a double lung
reduction
and must
reside in
Toronto for
two months
plus) will
be held at
the Sussex
Legion on
Sunday,
February
20th from
1:00-4:00pm.
Please come
and support
Carl and
Linda. 525

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dinner & silent auction
A Valentine’s Dinner
& Silent Auction
will take place on
Saturday, February
12th at Château de
Champlain in Saint John. Dinner includes soup, salad roast
beef and all the trimmings, dessert, tea and coffee. The evening
begins at 7:00pm. Tickets are $25 per person, with proceeds
going to the Canadian Cancer Society New Brunswick.
For further information, please call the Canadian Cancer
Society at 634-6277. 526

MILLSTREAM REC CENTRE


Card Parties will be held at the Millstream Rec Centre in Berwick
on Tuesdays, February 8th, 15th & 22nd and Monday, February
28th. Card games start at 1:30pm and the cost is $3/person.
Everyone welcome. 503

Sussex art club meeting


The members of the Sussex Art Club will be holding their
next meeting at St. Paul’s United Church, (4 Morrison Avenue,
Sussex), on Tuesday, February 22nd at 7:00pm. Anyone
interested in sketching or painting is welcome to join us.
Hope to see you there. 805

LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER WORKSHOP


Helping women with cancer - Look Good Feel Better - free
workshops helping women deal with the appearance-related
side-effects of their illness. Join us at the Fredericton Medical
Clinic on Monday, February 14th from 2:00-4:00pm and Find
Support - Lift Your Spirits - Gain Confidence!
Registration required, call the DECH Oncology Unit at 474-
4509 or 1-800-914-5665. 808

DISTRICT 6 D.E.C. MEETING


School District 6 District Education Council will hold its
monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 9th at the District
Office (70B Hampton Road, Rothesay) beginning at 7:00pm.
All are welcome. 812

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SINGLES & FRIENDS NEWS
Saturday, February 19th - dance with “Sidekick” at Br 69 Legion
(Wilson Street West, Saint John). Doors open at 8:30, dance
9:00pm-12:30am. Open to anyone over 19 (married or single).
Admission is $6.00 for members and $8.00 for non-members.
Also on Saturday, February 19th Allan Taber is kindly hosting a
sliding party (weather permitting) and potluck at 280 Route 121
in Bloomfield with sliding at 2:00 and potluck at 5:00 pm ... then
off to the dance. Bring sliding gear if you have some and there is
usually a truck available to haul us all to the top of the hill again.
Volleyball continues on Wednesday nights at Rothesay Park
Middle School, 8:00-10:00pm at cost of $3.00; and Breakfast for
Singles at Holly’s Restaurant in Hampton Mall on Sundays at
10:00am.
If you would like some more info about the purpose of our
group, membership or on any of the above please email
singles696-1914@live.ca or phone 696-1914 for recorded info
and feel free to leave a message to have someone call you. 819

GOLDEN YEARS FELLOWSHIP RCL SUSSEX BRANCH #20


“Valentine Luncheon” is the theme for the next Golden Years 66 Magnolia Avenue, Sussex; 432-66 99
Fellowship (age 55+) which will be held at the Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9:00am-
Penobsquis Baptist Church on Wednesday, 4:00pm.
February 23rd from 10:30am-1:00pm. The Wednesdays - Foot Clinic; Bingo - doors open
dinner menu includes: Lasagna, salads, garlic at 6:00, Early Bird starts at 6:30 and regular
rolls & cookies. There will be games, singing, games at 7:00pm; Pool League at 7:30pm.
& wonderful fellowship – bring along your Thursdays - 8:00pm, Crib.
favourite Valentine poem or short story. For more information check out our website
A free will offering will be received. Hope you can come, at: www.sxlegionbr20.com. 304
remember invite a friend!! 320

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SUSSEX & AREA SENIORS’ CENTRE NEWS
50 Perry Street, Sussex 433-8480; sasc@nb.aibn.com
The Centre is open Monday-Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm
(unless otherwise noted) - memberships are available at $20/
person/year. Hall rental is available by calling 433-8480.
Monday, February 14, 21, 28th - 9:00am, games, cards, chat,
darts, art class; 9:30am, Shuffleboard.
Monday, February 14th – 1:30pm, Board meeting.
Monday February 21st – Membership meeting.
Tuesday, February 8th, 15th, 22nd - 9:00am, games, cards, chat,
darts; 10:00am, rughookers; 12:00noon, soup & sandwich
($5.00); 1:30pm Bingo for members.
Wednesday, February 9th, 16th 23rd - 9:00am, games, cards, chat,
darts; 10:00am, Fitness Class; 3:30 (closed February 16th).
Thursday, February 10th, 17th, 24th - 9:00am, games, cards, chat,
darts; 9:30am, Bridge and Shuffleboard; 1:30pm, Tai Chi $5.
Friday, February 11th - 9:00am, games, cards, chat, darts.
Friday, February 18th – 9:00am, games, cards, chat, darts;
1:00pm, Jam session; 4:00pm, Pot Luck.
Friday, February 25th - 9:00am, games, cards, chat, darts;
2:00pm, Wine & Cheese.
Sunday, February 13th, 20th, 27th - Bingo, 6:30 Early Bird and
7:00pm Bingo.
More information on the Centre is available on the website at:
www.sussexareaseniorscentre.com. 309

PETITCODIAC LEGION BRANCH #41


18 Kay St, Petitcodiac - 756-3383
Mondays - 6:00pm, 639 F.P. MacLaren
Squadron Air Cadets meet. New members
always welcome; 7:30pm, Crib.
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays - 9:00am,
Walking Club.
Wednesdays - Legion Meals are served at 12:00
noon and include a dessert and tea/coffee for
$7.00. On the Menu: February 9th - Roast Beef;
February 16th – Sausage, beans, potato scallop;
February 23rd – salmon.
Thursday, February 10th - 8:00pm, Ladies’ Auxiliary meeting.
Saturday, February 12th – 5:00pm, Ladies’ Auxiliary Valentine’s
Supper.
Friday, February 18th - 7:30pm, Texas Hold’em.
Saturday, February 26th – 8:00pm, comedian Jimmy Flynn.
Sunday, February 27th – Crib Tournament. 316

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s.p.o.t meeting & news
Store hours: 9:00am-3:00pm, Monday to Friday
The Annual Meeting for SPOT will be held on Thursday,
February 10th at 7:30pm at the Petitcodiac Mennonite Church.
All are welcome.
February 14th-25th SPOT will be holding a Garbage Bag Sale -
$7/garbage bag (clothing only!). 326

Health centre aux meeting


The regular monthly meeting of the Sussex Health Centre
Auxiliary will be held at the Sussex Health Centre on Monday, Reminder: FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
February 21st, 2:00pm in the boardroom. New members are Family Movie Night at the Penobsquis Baptist church is the 2nd
Friday of every month. The next movie night will be February
always welcome. 327 11th at 7:00pm featuring “Despicable ME”. Canteen opens at
6:40.
Come on out and enjoy a night with your family. 334
Country jamborre in
Sussex Corner
The Men’s Group
of St. John’s
United Church
in Sussex Corner
are sponsoring a
Country Jamboree
on Saturday,
February 12th
from 7:00-10:30pm
with Gary Burgess
(emcee) & Friends.
Band members:
Denny James, George Steeves, Mike
MacQuarrie, Raymond Thebeau,
Tom Burgess. Guests for the evening
include: Corner Stone, Debbie
Connell, Justin Bannister, Richard
& Heather Brown, Melissa Corey,
Junior Thibodeau.
There will be canteen, 50/50 tickets
and door prizes. Admission - $7.50.
Tickets available at Backstage Music
(433-2122) or at the door. Hope to
see you there. 328

Reminder: VALENTINE’S
LUNCHEON
Bring your sweetheart or a friend
to a lovely luncheon on Monday,
February 14th from 11:30am to
1:30pm at St Paul’s United Church
Fellowship Hall in Sussex. Corn
chowder or beef vegetable soup
will be served along with rolls and
crackers, strawberry shortcake and
tea or coffee. Cost for the luncheon is
$7/adults, $5/children 6-12 and free
for pre-schoolers.
Takeouts are available so you may
want to have a co-worker bring some
meals to your work place. Tickets
may be purchased at the church
office, from a UCW member or at
the door. 333

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9th ANNUAL SNOW GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Children’s Wish Foundation of
Canada would like to invite you to
participate in the 9th Annual Snow Golf
Tournament being held on Saturday,
February 19th at the Midland Meadows
Golf Course in Norton starting at 11:00am. Over the past
number of years this event has grown in both popularity and
participant numbers and has generated an increasing amount
of funds, which we are truly grateful for. We hope that you will
once again join the other brave snow golfers with your warm
winter gear and tee off for fun filled day of wacky golfing and
help us create the magic of a Wish.
The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada relies solely on the
generosity of individuals, groups and businesses, who through
donations and fundraisers, enable us to continue our work of
granting the wishes of children over the age of three and under
the age of eighteen, who have been diagnosed with a high risk,
life-threatening illness.
To date, with your support and the support of members of
the community, over 675 wishes have been granted in New
Brunswick, with 55 approved wishes still waiting to be granted.
One wish, on average can cost between $8-10,000! We would
not be able to do what we do without your support.
This is a Pledge Sheet based event. If you are interested in
registering a team or have any questions, please contact me at
506-696-7086 or Victoria.Kean@childrenswish.ca. Registration
can also be filled out Online at www.NBEventsofChildrensWish.
weebly.com. 829

Quilt draw winner


Congratulations to Beulah Rodgers of Upham who was the
winner of the Norton WI quilt draw. Thank you to everyone
who supported the draw. 524

Reminder: MUSIC NIGHT IN PENOBSQUIS


The Penobsquis Community Enrichment Committee will be
having a music night fundraiser at the Penobsquis Fire Hall on
Saturday, February 19th at 7:00pm - doors open at 6:00. A light
lunch will be provided, donations at the door. 50/50 draw, door
prizes and will also be selling tickets on a kitchen basket. 325

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SUSSEX REGIONAL LIBRARY NEWS
46 Magnolia Avenue, 432-4585, sussexpl@gnb.ca, www.gnb.ca/
publiclibraries
Hours of Operation: Open Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
10:00am-5:00pm; Wednesday 12:00noon-8:00pm; Saturday
9:00am-5:00pm; closed Sunday & Monday.
Pre-school Programming: Bring your pre-schooler to the library
every Thursday morning at 10:30 am for one of our fun and
interactive programs. At Storytime 3-5 year olds enjoy stories,
circle songs, fingerplays and games. At Toddler Tales children
18 months-2 years and their caregivers enjoy stories, rhymes,
fingerplays and playtime. All pre-schoolers welcome!
Every Friday at 10:30am we offer Babies in the Library for
little ones birth - 18 months and their caregivers. This adorable
half hour program consists of rhymes, tickles, songs, bounces,
walkabouts and board books. All of these programs are free and
pre-registration is not required. For more information please
call the library. 504

P.A.C.K. NEWS
All PACK programs are free. For more information about us
please call 432-2610, email packroe@nb.aibn.com or visit our
website at www.packsussex.org.
Baby Signs - Parents and infants learn sign language together
and it’s also an excellent way in promoting secure attachment,
language development and literary. Baby Signs does not hinder
their speech. Our next six week course is March 15th, 22nd, 29th
& April 5th, 12th & 19th from 10:30-11:30am at the PACK office.
Please call to register for this free program - space is limited!
Music ‘N’ Me - Every Wednesday for babies/children birth to
school age from 10:30-11:30am at the Norton Village Office/Fire
Hall (no school = no music).
Wednesday, February 9th - Music ‘N’ Me Potluck Valentine’s
Day Party. Please bring some snacks and Valentines (if you
wish). Most importantly, come ready to have fun time.
Family Fun Fitness Adventure - Come out and join us for lots of
fun and great ideas to make your whole family stronger, healthier
and nutritionally in the know. We have many different activities
planned for each one hour session surrounding nutrition and
physical activity! Space is limited to 20 maximum for this four
week adventure series - please contact the PACK office to register
today. Dates, times and location to TBA.
Dads ‘N Kids - Bring your dad, grandpa, uncle, Big Brother or
friends. This is a fun evening to spend with a special someone,
making crafts, playing games or reading a story. We invite you
and that special child in your life to our fun filled evenings!
For more information please
contact the PACK office. 506

Millstream rec
council meeting
The Millstream Rec Council
will hold its next meeting
on Thursday, February 17th
7:30pm at the Berwick Hall.
Community minded are
needed. Everyone welcome to
attend.
To rent the hall please contact
Terri at 433-1303. 531

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Equine event donates to
wish foundation
The fourth annual “January Thaw Equine Expo” raised $3,536.20
for the NB Children’s Wish Foundation. The $2 voluntary ad-
mission went directly to the Foundation along with funds raised
through exhibitor donations and prize draws throughout the
day. Despite the abysmal weather the night before, hundreds
visitors from across the Maritimes made the trek to Fredericton
to participate in or attend the mid-winter equine event.
Dave Hanlon, speaking on behalf of the Children’s Wish
Foundation, said, “Without the support of individuals,
businesses, organizations and events like this we would. 822

L-r: Brenda Nason and Karen Thomas, organizers of the Equine


Expo, presented $3,536.20 to Dave Hanlon representing the
NB Children’s Wish Foundation. Photo Credit: Tanya Everett
Photography

Fiddle Doo & Potluck Supper


Bring your fiddle and play along or come to listen and enjoy an
afternoon of music and fellowship. Bring a dish and stay for the
meal on Saturday, February 19th 2:00pm at the Salisbury Lions
Hall (Peter Street).
Admission by donation. 330

Coffee House in upham


Take your Valentine out for something really special. Help the
teens support the parish with the 1st coffee house of the season
at the WI Hall in Upham. Relax, have some Fair Trade coffee or
tea and munchies and enjoy the music on Sunday, February 13th
starting at 7:00pm. 529

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Moore From Ottawa
Rob Moore, MP Fundy Royal
One of the cornerstones of a strong economy is
a strong small business sector. Since we formed
government in 2006, we have been working to
ensure that Canadian small and medium sized
enterprises are given the support they need to
succeed in the modern market. On January
13, 2011, I was pleased to join Prime Minister
Stephen Harper in Mississauga, Ontario, to announce our
Government’s new Red Tape Reduction Commission. I am also
honoured to be appointed by the Prime Minister to chair this
new Commission.
According to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business,
Canadian businesses spend more than $30 billion a year to
comply with regulations from all levels of government. The Red
Tape Reduction Commission will focus on making business
operations easier for small and medium sized enterprises.
Over the next few weeks, members of the Commission and I
will be consulting with Canadians and Canadian businesses
to identify irritants that have clear negative effects on growth,
competitiveness, and innovation. We will also be examining the
cost associated with federal regulations that businesses face, and
will provide advice on permanent solutions for reducing the
overall burden on business owners.
This is the latest step that our Government has taken to assist
small businesses succeed in Canada. As was promised in our
2007 Budget, between 2007 and 2009, we reduced federal red
tape by 20% through the Paperwork Burden Reduction Initiative.
This Initiative eliminated thousands of regulatory requirements
and information obligations by streamlining regulations and
eliminating duplicate requirements. However, our Government
recognizes that there is still more work to be done. This is why
we have hosted a series of roundtables over the last few weeks
to see what new measures should be recommended by the
Commission to assist entrepreneurs in dealing with red tape.
I also would like to welcome all who wish to take part in the
process to visit www.reduceredtape.gc.ca which will be open
until March 31st, 2011.
Small businesses make important contributions to Canada’s
economy. Ninety-eight per cent of businesses – or just over
one million companies in Canada – are considered small, with
fewer than 100 employees. They employ 48% of the labour force
or about five million people. Small businesses with fewer than
50 employees contribute about 29% to Canada’s GDP. A more
effective regulatory system will enable these businesses to focus
on investment and job creation. 513

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Valentine’s day concert - salisbury
To Supporters of the Tri-County Refugee Support Committee:
Due to the generous donations of the people in the Salisbury
Petitcodiac area, we have raised almost enough money to look
after our refugee family from Africa for a year after their arrival.
Due to a severe backlog of files in the Canadian Immigration
caseload, their arrival may, unfortunately, be sometime yet.
Accordingly, when the disastrous earthquake hit Haiti we
immediately took $2,500 from our funds (where it was not
immediately helping anyone) and donated it to The Red Cross for
Haitian relief. We have three fundraisers in the planning stage to
replace this money, top up our refugee fund, and possibly send
a little more to Haiti. We appreciate your continued support for
both the African Refugee Fund and the desperate need in Haiti.
Bob Adsett, Chair, Tri-County Refugee Support Committee.
The Tri County Refuge Committee and Derrick Paul Miller
Will be presenting a Valentine’s Day Concert at St. Jude’s Catholic
Church in Salisbury on Monday, February 14th starting at
8:00pm. Bring your Valentine for a night of beautiful music from
Sound of Music and other Broadway Musicals. Join us after for
brown bread and cheese. Admission $10.00
Tickets available at Super Variety Petitcodiac and at the door.
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THE PETITCODIAC LIBRARY


6 Kay Street, 756-3144
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 10:00am-
1:00pm & 2:00-5:00pm; Thursday 2:00-5:00pm & 6:00-8:00pm.
Thursday, February 10th - 6:30-8:00pm, Adult Book Club,
discussing The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry. On March
10th we’ll discuss The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson.
Saturday, February 12th - 10:30-11:00am, Kid’s Valentine
program (ages 4+), read some Valentine’s Day stories and help
us decorate cookies.
Friday, February 18th - 2:00-3:00pm, Heritage Week Show &
Tell. Do you have a piece of history or an interesting anecdote
from the Petitcodiac and surrounding area? We would love
to see and hear about it! Bring your memorabilia, photos and
artifacts, or even just your memories. Light refreshments will
be served. There will also be a display of local history books, as
well as old photos, maps and documents set up in the library
all day during open hours from Wednesday, February 16th to
Saturday, February 19th.
These programs are offered free of charge. For more information
call the library. 314

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READING AT HOME
We all know the importance of continuing to read with your
child even after they become independent readers. This can
help foster a life-long love of reading. When you are reading
with your child, or listening to your child read, it is a good idea
to keep a discussion going. This encourages children to think
about what they are reading and helps them develop strong
comprehension skills.
When we read together we ask: Does this make sense?; Where
does it tell me that?; What happened after that?; What does this
remind me of?; What will happen next?; Why do I think that
happened?; Why do I like (or not like) this book?; What did I
learn from reading this book? 823

Kennebecasis Naturalist Society


The monthly meeting of the KNS will be held on Monday,
February 28th at 7.30pm upstairs in the St. Paul’s United Church
at 4 Morrison Avenue, Sussex. Our guest speakers will be Nicci
Blewett and Danielle Smith, staff members of Nature NB, who
will be giving a talk on Biodiversity in general and Nature NB’s
Biodiversity Stewardship Program.
Biodiversity is the result of billions of years of evolution and
an irreplaceable part of our natural heritage. All forms of life
living together make the Earth habitable for humankind and
provide us with the necessities of live. A loss of one species is a
decrease in our biodiversity. Our current rate of species loss is up
dramatic. From this meeting we can learn how to help conserve
and increase the knowledge of New Brunswick’s biodiversity.
For more information about the KNS checkout our Website at
www.naturesussex.ca. Everyone is welcome. 532

NOTICE OF MEETING
The first ever Annual General Meeting of the Canaan-
Washademoak Watershed Association
Will be held on Monday, February 21st at the Cambridge-
Narrows Municipal Bldg from 7:30-9:30pm. We plan to elect
a Board of Directors, adopt a Constitution and By-Laws and
decide on the Watershed Association’s next steps.
This is an important meeting. Please attend and help us with
this process. We need community participation as we try to
address the challenges for our watershed. Everybody welcome.
For more information or in case of a storm please call:
Shawn Dalton (449-1395), Reace Black (534-2565) or Robena
Weatherley (488-2718). 311

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Community Schools in District 6
Did you know that there are four officially
designated community schools in District
6 - Rothesay High, Rothesay Elementary,
Quispamsis Elementary and Sussex
Middle? Community Schools actively seek
partnerships with businesses, agencies and
individuals to provide an environment and
experiences which promote learning and a
sense of commitment to the community.
Last fall, Rothesay Elementary focused on building in-school
mentorships. About a dozen RES students are paired with
the students of Rothesay Netherwood. The students meet
weekly and develop special friendships which benefit both the
younger and older students. Rothesay Elementary has recently
implemented a daily Breakfast Program, thanks to sponsors and
volunteers from several banks and organizations in the Valley.
Also, in partnership with Ossekeag Publishing, Grade 5 students
have produced the first issue of the school’s newspaper, the RES
Gazette. A big thanks to Debbie Hickey!
Rothesay High School’s members of the Beyond the Hurt Anti-
Bullying team have shown leadership in delivering a number
of programs aimed at putting an end to bullying, including
presentations to elementary schools in the District. School
faculty and students look forward to another Big Rothesay Read
challenge in the coming weeks.
At Quispamsis Elementary, a group of Grade 2 students have
made a series of visits to the new Parkland in the Valley nursing
home to meet with residents. Students recorded thoughts and
remembrances of the residents concerning war and remembrance
and these were featured at the school’s Remembrance Day
ceremony. QES was also excited and proud to participate, along
with other elementary schools in the valley, in filling a Saint John
Transit Comex bus with items for the KV Food Basket. Students
have also taken part in a number of enrichment activities from
community members who are experts in their fields of science
and technology.
Students at Sussex Middle School have been very active – a
grocery packing weekend in December raised over $1100 for the
Sussex Sharing Club and the Danny & Jessica Angel Foundation.
A Yard Sale brought in proceeds for the Sharing Club and the Paw
and Whiskers Animal Sanctuary. The school also participated in
a food drive and donated items for Christmas boxes. A number
of students have been matched with residents of the Kiwanis
Nursing Home to make regular visits there.
Many thanks to all of our community partners, with a special
mention of the Rothesay Kings Rotary Club for their very
generous donation to support breakfast programs at Quispamsis
Elementary and Middle Schools.
Would you like your business or community group to become
involved in helping the students of District 6? Partnerships
take many forms; contact us on how to become involved in
your community school. Please contact Kent Staal, District
Coordinator for Community Schools at 848-6687 or kent.staal@
gnb.ca. 810

Reminder: SMELT FRY IN SOUTHFIELD


The Southfield United Church annual Smelt Fry is coming right
up. Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 26th from 4:00-
6:00pm. Take out orders are also available.
Phone 839-2722 or 839-2857 for more information. 521

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NB EQUESTRIAN ASSOCIATION UPDATE
The re-scheduled Annual General Meeting was held at the
Fredericton Inn on Sunday, November 28th. A minimum of 20
members was needed to constitute a quorum and this time there
were 29 people in attendance - 26 members and three observers.
As a result, the necessary reports were received and an election
was held. Michael Gallagher, President of Equine Canada,
attended and spoke to the group briefly.
There were no nominations from the floor and the existing
Board members graciously agreed to serve another term. For
2011, your Board consists of: Deanna Phelan - President;
Heather Findlay - Vice-President Zones, Recreation, Breeds
and Industry; Kem Shears - Vice-President Sport; Pam Nierlich
- Treasurer; Sylvia Gillies - Recreation; Louise McSheffrey -
Past President; Michelle DeGarie - Disciplines Representative;
Megan Touchie - Disciplines Representative; Nicole Beaulieu
- English Coaching Co-ordinator; Mike Stokes - Western
Coaching Coordinator; Dawn Brown - Zone Representative;
Carolyn Wanamaker - Zone Representative. 516

Reminder: GROUP GRIEF SUPPORT


Hospice Sussex is offering a
grief support group to assist
individuals who are experiencing
the hard work of grieving and
who may be experiencing a wide
range of feelings and physical
reactions. At Hospice Sussex,
we understand that grief from
losing a loved one can cause the most painful suffering one ever
endures. This is the power of grief and part of your journey that
continues after a loved one has died.
Hospice Sussex is offering a free eight-week grief support
group where you can find comfort, support, and hope in a safe
supportive environment. It will provide education about the
grief process and will give you the opportunity to share with
others who are grieving. The group will begin on February
23rd at 6:30pm and will run for the next seven consecutive
Wednesdays.
If you are interested in being part of this type of grief support
or would like more information, please call Hospice Sussex at
432-5001 during the afternoon hours 1:00-4:00pm. 520

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MIDLAND WI MAKES DONATION
The Midland Women’s Institute held a Roast Beef Dinner for the
senior citizens in the area. The profits of $500 were donated to
the Sussex Health Centre Foundation Mammography Machine
project. 528

L-R: Anthonie de Hoog, President of the Foundation; Velda


Kelly; Corrine Belyea making the presentation and Mike
Letourneau Fund raising chair of the Foundation.

SIMONDS CLASS OF ’61 REUNION


The Reunion Committee for Simonds Regional High School
Class of 1961 is preparing for our 50th Reunion. This momentous
occasion is planned for July 8th, 9th, & 10th. We are, however,
looking for more fellow graduates and/or classmates. There
are three graduates that we are unable to locate: Stewart Allen,
Francis (Frank) MacDonald, and Larry Wills. If you should
know of their whereabouts we would like to hear from you, or
if you were a classmate or teacher through the years and would
like to join us, we would love to hear from you too.
Joan (Fairweather) Lawrence, Reunion Committee Member –
email joanlawrence720@msn.com or phone 849-1930. 834

AL-ANON/ALATEEN HELP
If your home is unhappy because someone drinks too much
we can help you. Al-Anon/Alateen family group - www.alanon.
alateen.org. Message manager number 634-8779.
All information is strictly anonymous. 809

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10th ANNUAL GORDON FLOYD MEMORIAL
OPEN CASHPIEL
The Paul Dobson team from Saint John won the top prize of
$800 at the Gordon Floyd Memorial Curling Spiel held on
January 15th & 16th at the Hampton Curling Club. The Dobson
team defeated Bob Sherrard and his Riverside foursome of Adib
Samaan, Mike Martin & Hally Kimball in the final on Sunday
afternoon. Other members of the Dobson team include Kevin
Boyle, Mark Dobson & Spencer Mawhinney.
Other results from the weekend championship round: “A”
Consolation - winner Andrew Wallace, Runner-up Marlene
Vaughan; “B” Section - winner Don McNab and runner-up
Klaus Klausen; “C” Section - winner Heidi Hanlon and runner-
up Bruce Kennedy; “D” Section - winner Mike Dobson and
runner-up Philip Batty.
There was a draw to the button competition that eight curlers
qualified for. In the final round Jack MacDonald covered the
button and won a GE Front Load Washer & Dryer set.
Special thanks to John Barnstead, Gordon Foster and the
volunteer’s of the Hampton Curling Club. A fun time was had
by all. 839

DONATION TOWARDS NEW BUS


Hampton Guardian staff sold tickets on a Gift Basket of Rexall
products valued at $150.00, won by Ken Christian. Proceeds of
$225 were topped up to make up the $500.00 total. The Dr. V.
A. Snow Centre would like to thank Dyson Jones and his staff
for their kind donation to help reach our goal of $120,000. 836

Dyson Jones, Pharmacist/Owner, Hampton Guardian Drugs


presents Gloria Baird, Therapeutic Recreationist Dr. V. A. Snow
Centre, with a cheque of $500.00 to go towards the fundraising
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KIDS HELPING KIDS
Each year, Sussex Christian School chooses a project to bless
others at Christmas-time. This year, they called the Salvation
Army to see how they might partner with them to help families
in the Sussex area. It was decided that the Salvation Army would
provide the school with tags for fifty kids, indicating their age
and gender and a gift they would like to receive for Christmas.
The tags were divided among the classes and the families
represented in each class chose gifts that they would like to
purchase, or made monetary donations toward the purchase of
the gifts.
During the school’s Christmas program on December 15th,
the gifts were received as the offering. It was a moving sight to
see students filing up to place their gifts into the large, brightly
wrapped box, which was filled to over-flowing. By the time the
program began, gifts for 45 of the 50 children had been provided.
Guests who were attending the program were also invited to
make a monetary offering if they chose to do so. The offering
made it possible to fulfill the remaining five gifts; as well, a cash
gift of $300 was presented to Major Judy Folkins by Connie
Moss, Vice-Principal on behalf of Sussex Christian School. This
will be used to fill gift needs for other children on the Salvation
Army registry. Principal, Mrs. Marsha Boyd-Mitchell
announced that the decision had been made to adopt this as the
school’s annual Christmas project. “We like the concept of kids
helping kids, and our families have responded very well to this
project. It is a real blessing to be able to help people in our own
community.” 518

Annual pancake supper in apohaqui


The Church of the Ascension ACW are sponsoring their annual
Pancake Supper at the Anglican Church Hall in Apohaqui on
Saturday, March 5th from 3:30-6:00pm. The menu includes:
pancakes, sausages, homemade beans, brown bread, pickles and
layer cakes.
Cost for the supper is $7/adults, $3.50/children 6-12 years and
preschoolers eat for free. Everyone welcome. 837

Kings Co Historical Society Meeting


The Kings County Historical & Archival Society, Inc., will
hold its next meeting on Saturday, February 26th at the Kings
County Museum, starting at 2:00pm. The Museum is located in
the lower level of the Centennial Building, 27 Centennial Road,
Hampton. Jude Carson and Gretchen Kelbaugh will speak about
the history of the Town of Rothesay.
All are welcome to attend. 835

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“Some Assembly Required”
You just know you’re in trouble when you see those words.
Michael recently had an experience with “some assembly
required” that I thought might result in “assembly no longer
possible because the parts have become too small to ever put
back together”. Now Mikie can turn his hand to most things. He
can install an electrical outlet, move all the plumbing fixtures in
a bathroom, build a shed that won’t fall down at the first puff of
wind and keep our motor vehicles humming along. For many like a pile of kindling! The supplied tool - one allen key. The
years he did furniture restoration and did some beautiful work. instructions, so brief as to be nearly non-existent. Mikie sighed
I distinctly recall coming home from work one day to find an and then went at it with gusto, well more or less. Somewhere
antique oak sideboard that had been in our dining room reduced during the process he commented that if the only tool you have
to a pile of lumber in the middle of the room! Similar to the first is a hammer everything starts to look like a nail. Well I am sure
time I came home to find the innards of our computer strewn he was wishing for a hammer, but it was more as a weapon of
across a desk, my heart sank. But in both cases the re-assembly destruction than construction. Fortunately his able assistant
went smoothly and the restore pieced, furniture and computer, (that would be me) had the good sense to ensure one did not
ended up better than ever. But this past weekend . . . make its way into his hands, for I am sure the partially assembled
The box stood about six inches high (that’s about 15 cm chair would never have made it to its completed state. At the end
for you younger metric people - just the height of a small of the process the grand grand-daughter hopped up on the chair
snowfall). Inside was a small dining table and two chairs . . . and it held! Whether it has managed to hold the adult for whom
some assembly required. Not looking good is it? The table, no it was assembled is as yet unknown, since no one dares ask! If it
sweat. The tabletop was one piece and it was a simple matter of didn’t, who wants to volunteer to reassemble the resulting pile of
attaching the four legs. But the chairs . . . the chairs looked more kindling? No one I know! 801

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EMPLOYMENT and household items. 218 Main St. Norton. 839-2628.
GOT A PLAN “B”? Turn 5-10 hours/week into $1000.00+/ SERVICES OFFERED
month. Operate a mini office outlet from your computer, FREE MARITIME RIGGING & INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY, traction
evaluation. www.yourfreedomoffice.com. chains, lifting, towing, logging safety & netting supplies, custom
FOR RENT tarps & shelters. Action truck caps & accessories, select plus k.d.
2 BDRM APT, heat, lights included, Hampton. 832-5438. cabinet hardwoods & pine boards. Call 832-1198 day/evening,
FOR SALE Mon. - Sat.
YAMAHA ELECTRONE ORGAN double keyboard, full octave MOBILE HAIR STYLIST, perms, cuts, etc. Will come to your
foot pedals, $150. Call after 6:00pm. 485-2220. home. Call 432-7620.
YEARLING HENS for sale. 433-1481. BUYING JUNK CARS, trucks, travel trailers, motor homes,
3 WALK BEHIND snowblowers, pair ring tractor chains, 12” farm machinery. I pay you cash. Call 721-4255.
table saw; 2½ HP, 27”x60” table. Phone 433-1473. VILLAGE UPHOLSTERY & REFINISHING - Craftsmanship.
SET OF SNOW chains for tractor, size 14.9 x 26.13, RV’s, boat covers, recovering & restyling repairs. HD foam,
$400.00 firm. 832-4388. T-Trailers, caning, seagrass, canvas. 832-7870.
USED APPLIANCES, 24” electric stoves in stock, exterior/ SEWING PROJECTS and alterations, reasonable rates. 433-
interior doors, tires (most sizes), new sky light, used windows, 6544.

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