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Michael Mantha’s News from the Park
A few weeks ago, right after Coincidence? make ends meet. Ford government has already
the Legislature was called to sit Let’s face it, this ride was Constituents have told me time confirmed that no new sites will
for a summer session following designed to appease radical social and time again that hydro costs be opened anywhere in Ontario
the June election, in my weekly conservatives and PC insiders. are one of the most worrisome despite calls for new life-saving
column I wrote, “Fasten your In only their first few weeks in issues they have to face for their sites.
seatbelts. We better hang on office, the Ford government has families and businesses. They So, if saving lives or helping our
for a wild ride.” Admittedly it moved quickly to drag Ontario have been begging for years for most vulnerable is not a priority
didn’t take a fortune teller to backwards, wasting no time to relief from impossible electrical for this government, what is?
help me reach that conclusion. eagerly meddle with ongoing bills. Ford promised Ontarians Rather than saving lives, Doug
For conservatives who enjoy municipal elections, hurting our to have no fear because, “Help is Ford put his full effort into
sharp turns and falling drop- most vulnerable families, and on the way.” The conservatives ramming through legislation that
offs, clearly the ride so far hasn’t rolling sex education back by campaigned on the promise of flies in the face of democratic
disappointed them. I wish I could decades and closing safe injection fixing the hydro crisis. Giving values and slashes the size of
say the same for all Ontarians, sites. By pledging $330 million Wynne’s “6-million-dollar- Toronto City Council in half. In so
especially those individuals in cuts to mental health services, man” a $9 million payout moves doing he cancelled local elections
and families who are the most canceling the basic income pilot, Ontario backwards and leaves in multiple municipalities,
vulnerable. It is interesting to rolling back any action on climate families behind. Replacing one notably where his political rival
note that just after Doug Ford was change, and cutting millions Board of Directors with another Patrick Brown was planning to
sworn in, Canada’s Wonderland from our kids’ schools, Ford is at a privatized Hydro One won’t run.
announced that the world’s signalling that he will continue bring our rates down. Instead of finding ways to
largest rollercoaster would be to divide Ontarians and target Ontarians need a government effectively reduce hydro rates,
coming to town. Hmmmm…. families already struggling to to develop policies and take Ford was more focused on
meaningful action that will honouring back room deals
Continued from page two... listen to a word he had to say. actually improve their lives, not he’s made. He was more intent
“Because when I was six, I make life harder. Ontarians need on satisfying old friends and
who bought the snake and the found out there’s no Easter a government to focus on what lobbyists like Tanya Granic
apple story would probably Bunny and then when I was will make things better for them, Allen and Charles McVety as
believe that babies come from eight I found out there was no not on settling old political scores proven by his decision to force
cross-pollination. I’m not tooth fairy and by ten I knew or honouring back room deals Ontario teachers to revert back to
saying the original birds and there was no Santa Claus. So with conservative friends. teaching the 1998 sex education
bees story had anything to do if you’re going to tell me that Recently the Conservatives curriculum; a curriculum they
with Abel’s murder, but there’s grown-ups don’t have sex, announced that they were halting don’t even have in print any
no denying -- Cain was one what do I have to live for?” the opening of planned overdose more.
screwed-up sibling. You know you’re behind the prevention sites. This flies in the Rather than providing the
Mothers are the best at curve when you think it’s face of all of the advice from woefully small 3% planned
delivering the birds and bees time you told your child about experts, community members, increase to already meagre social
talk to children because when the birds and the bees and he and volunteers, and places the assistance, he is cutting that in
the question comes up “Where thinks your time would be lives of Ontarians struggling with half to a contemptuous 1.5%.
did I come from?” most better spent explaining that addiction at tremendous risk. The As well, rather than seeing the
fathers don’t know. “Let’s Stormy Daniels thing. Also, Premier is willfully interfering first basic income pilot project in
see, we left the bar together when the older one says to the with local health care experts North America through to its 3
and I remember the taxi driver younger one: “You gotta get and front line workers, who have year completion date, Ford axed
making us get out of his car Dad to tell you about the birds been crystal clear: these sites save the project without collecting
because he said the steam was and the bees. It’s just too damn lives! and analysing data or consulting
making it hard to see the road, funny!” you know you’re a Doctor David Juurlink, the head with stakeholders and experts to
so yeah, I guess you came little late in addressing the of clinical pharmacology and determine it’s effectiveness.
from the gazebo in the park problem. toxicology at the University of Like I said, Ontario better hang on
next to the Cenotaph.” So for the kids of Ontario it’s Toronto, has said: “These places for this wild ride. But be assured
When confronted with “Where either a current, frank and save lives, connect people to that New Democrats are up for
is my new baby brother honest sex ed curriculum or addiction care, reduce the spread the challenge and are committed
coming from?” men generally just have them watch that of HIV and hepatitis C, and to pushing back against Doug
resort to the story of the stork Woody Allen film: Everything save the health system money. Ford’s divisive and dangerous
which ends with: “Quit your You Ever Wanted to Know We need more of these sites, not agenda. We will fight to ensure
crying, I told you, they’re not About Sex But Were Afraid fewer.” Ford’s Conservatives everyone can build a great life
allowed to shoot storks.” to Ask. Not only is it a very have slashed millions of dollars in here in Ontario.
Kids always know more than funny movie, Doug Ford gets funding earmarked for addiction As always, please feel free to
the parents give them credit to take us back to 1972! and mental health services, contact my office about these
for when they finally sit down For comments, ideas and leaving Ontarians struggling to issues, or any other provincial
for “the talk”. As the story copies of The Legend access the services they urgently matters. You can reach my
goes, Dad sat little Jimmy of Zippy Chippy, go to need. Like Andrea Horwath constituency office by email at
down to homeschool him in www.williamthomas.ca pointed out to Ford, “People can’t [email protected] or by
sex education and the kid just get treatment if they are dead.” phone at 705-461-9710 or Toll
burst out crying. He told his NDP MPP Jennie Stevens said free 1-800-831-1899.
father flat out he would not that there were over 1,200 Michael Mantha MPP/député
people who overdosed last year. Algoma-Manitoulin
Those were 1,200 lives that
could have been saved. Yet the
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Every Child Should Have A Safe Walk To School
Slow Down, Beware, And Drive Safe
Get Prepared for Back to School Safety!
Espanola, Ontario It’s back to school time! - As 3) Watch for Darting Children Rules for getting on the bus
(705)869-2317 school doors open, traffic gets Kids are small and easily safely:
a little heavier on our streets. distracted, and for drivers, this 1. Be at the bus stop on time.
[email protected] People are back from holidays, can create dangerous situations Never run to or from the bus.
school buses and public transit on the roads. Be vigilant and 2. Wait at the designated stop in
Accounting Assurance Advisory Tax are on regular routes, and more alert behind the wheel. You a safe place well back from the
people are walking, cycling or never know when a small child side of the road.
705-869-3351 30 McCulloch Dr. fcrca.com driving to school. might step out from between 3. Remember the danger zone
To help with the transition and parked cars or off a sidewalk. around the bus. The danger
share the roads safely, read our Your fast reflexes might be zone is anywhere close enough
safety tips. Help everyone stay needed to prevent an accident. to touch the bus. The bus driver
safe this school year! 4) School Buses cannot see you when you are in
1) Observe School Zone Speeds Most mishaps take place the danger zone.
Although you should always outside the bus. Make sure 4. If you cross the street to
obey posted speed limits, it is children don’t arrive too early get on the bus: when the bus
especially important during the at the bus stop where they can comes, wait until it has come
school year. Children crossing wander or get into mischief. to a complete stop. The bus
the road on their way to and Make sure children wait well driver will make sure all the
from school can easily get away from the road and stay traffic stops. The stop arm will
distracted and step into harm’s back until the school bus makes be out and the red lights will
way. Slowing down and being a full stop and the doors open. be flashing. Watch the driver.
vigilant is crucial to keeping Explain that they must walk When the driver knows it is
kids safe. Children are often out at least three metres (10 feet) safe, he or she will signal you
throughout the day at recess, away when crossing in front to cross, but watch for traffic
lunch, and for certain classes, of the bus so the driver can see yourself. Walk, don’t run.
so it’s important to drive slowly them. When driving your car 5. Hold the hand rail as you get
throughout the day. near a school bus please note on the bus. Don’t push or shove.
2) Obey the Crossing Guard that extra caution is needed. Rules for on the bus:
A crossing guard is there to You shouldn’t pass a school 1. Take your seat as quickly as
keep children safe. If you come bus when the signal lights are possible and sit properly, facing
up to a set of lights, and the light flashing (as children are often forward at all times.
turns green, but the crossing crossing the road at that time), 2. Hold bags and parcels in your
guard still says stop, follow his/ and drive slowly as a general lap. Do not put your feet into the
her direction and not the traffic precaution. aisle: someone might trip.
light. There might be a child The following information 3. Keep your head, arms and
still crossing the street that you is useful for school bus everything inside the bus. Don’t
can’t see. passengers and their parents. throw anything out the windows
or around in the bus.
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at school or for when you get signal. Cross the street in single
home. They may spill or you file. Healthy Lunches Help Fuel
may choke if the bus goes over 3. If you drop something near Active, Smart Children
a big bump. the bus, don’t pick it up. Tell the
6. No fighting, shouting or driver or another adult first. What’s the best way to help your Lunches that kids love
playing in or around the bus. 4. If everyone is getting off the children get good grades and have The healthiest carbohydrates include
7. Always follow the bus bus, the people at the front leave energy for long afternoons at school? whole grains, vegetables, fruits and
driver’s instructions. first. Do not push. Pack a healthy lunch! Here are some beans. They promote good health
Rules for leaving the bus safely: 5. Be familiar with the bus tips. by delivering vitamins, minerals and
1. When you leave the bus, hold driver’s rules for emergencies. fibre, which are required for normal
Excel at school growth and development. Grab that
Shoes That Fit Perfectly Prevent Injuries When children eat a well-balanced lunchbox and pack meals made with
lunch, it’s easier for them to four food groups:
If you’ve ever bought a pair of shoes through the top. Most importantly, concentrate at school and have energy Vegetables and fruit
that didn’t fit well just because they you should never assume you are for afternoon activities. A nutrient- Grain products
were on sale, or looked too fabulous always the same shoe size. Feet sparse lunch will make them more Milk and alternatives
to pass up, you are certainly not shift and change over time and likely to reach for unhealthy recess Meat and alternatives
alone. However, experts caution different shoes fit differently, so snacks, when energy is low and sugar Most kids love sandwiches, which
against these ‘great buys’, since you should have both of your feet cravings kick in. This could lead to are a great way to ensure they get a
ill-fitting footwear is one of the measured often. weight gain and health problems serving of Grain Products, a staple
leading causes of preventable foot Painful, injured feet can have a down the road. food group in Canada’s Food Guide,
and lower limb injuries. serious impact on your mobility. Studies show that in addition to and carb-rich brain fuel. Stack
“Shoes that are too long, too short, To make sure you can keep doing providing energy, healthy lunches protein and vegetables on different
too tight, or too wide not only cause the things you love, always buy filled with whole grains, vegetables, shapes and sizes of breads. Use
painful rubbing and squeezing, supportive, well-fitting shoes. fruit and protein can lead to better cookie-cutters to cut sandwiches into
they can also force the wearer More information on fitting shoes grades and higher scores on children’s favourite shapes.
to adjust their natural gait,” says properly can be found at www. standardized tests, especially when Pack whole grain crackers with
Alison Smith, a Canadian certified pedorthic.ca. compared with children eating high- cheese, or make modern ants-on-a-
pedorthist. “This in turn can cause Get The Perfect Fit fat, salty lunches. log with soy butter and currants on
them to shift their pressure and To ensure your footwear fits Carbohydrate-containing foods, such as celery to harness brain power. Visit
weight, often leading to pain and properly Canadian certified whole grain wheat, corn and soybeans, www.goodineverygrain.ca or www.
injury.” pedorthists recommend you follow are crucial for brain health. The Grain healthygrainsinstitute.ca for more
Smith says fashionistas and bargain these steps: Product food group in Canada’s Food ideas.
shoppers aren’t the only people who • Get your feet measured by a Guide provides carbohydrates to the
wear ill-fitting footwear. Many of professional fitter, preferably using bloodstream to fuel the mitochondrial www.newscanada.com
us inadvertently wear poorly fitting a Brannock device. furnaces responsible for your child’s
shoes because we don’t know how • Take the insoles out of your shoes brain power.
to tell if a shoe fits properly. and stand on them. Make sure you
If you are fitting your own shoes, have a thumb width between the
certified pedorthists advise the longest toe and the end of the insole.
shoes should feel comfortable the Also check that your first and fifth
moment you try them on. It is a toe fit on the insole and don’t hang
myth that snug-fitting shoes will off.
stretch over time. Make sure you • Shoes should bend at the widest
have room to wiggle your toes, point of your foot, where your foot
especially when you’re standing bends.
and that the heel of the shoe fits • Laces or Velcro will help to ensure
snugly around your own heel. your shoe fits snugly and supports
Also make sure you buy shoes that the movement of your foot.
match the shape of your foot. If
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I have put this recipe in my
column before but it’s worth The Moose 99.3 FM CJJM - Espanola is proud to support local
publishing again. Friends charities and organizations. If you have an event you want to
made it for my Birthday
party this summer, and we share, please call Roz at 705-869-6397 or email your
couldn’t eat it fast enough. information to: [email protected] The Moose- Espanola's
It’s beyond simple to make with only 4 ingredients, but it’s
“oh so delicious”. It’s great to take to a party, a potluck or Biggest Variety! Your Station, Your News, Your Stories
serve at a gathering. For the caramel layer be sure to buy a
thick dip or sauce. You don’t want it runny.
Caramel Apple Dip Espanola High School JUMP Day - Welcoming New Grade 9’s
for the 2018 Jump Day Orientation -August 29, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00
• 1 8oz block of cream cheese p.m. Students will receive their timetable, locker, and explore the
• 1/3 cup of sugar school before the start of regular classes in September.
• 1 16 oz container of caramel sauce ( Thick) Bridge Lessons – at the Seniors Drop In Center, starting September
• ½ cup of Skor bits 19 at 1:00 p.m. For more info call D. Allen 705-869-0475.
Pickle Ball & Tennis at the Espanola Courts – Courts are open
Place the cream cheese in a daily. Equipment available at the rec centre.
medium bowl and beat with a Clothing Donations – Donations for overseas relief can be
mixer until smooth and creamy. dropped off at 80 Withers Rd. Massey. Also footwear, bedding &
Add the sugar and beat until sewing supplies. Call Ray Brubacher at 705-844-9992.
thoroughly combined. Spread United Church of Espanola – WEARE OPEN – United Church
the cream cheese mixture in a of Espanola continues to have worship service every Sunday
serving dish. Pour the caramel morning at 10:00 a.m. with Sunday School. All are welcome.
sauce over. Spread into an
even layer. Sprinkle with Skor Do you have a NOTE for the Community?
bits. Refrigerate until ready,
but bring to room temperature We invite not-for-profit organizations to submit information on
before serving. Serve with their upcoming events in writing no later than
sliced green and red apples. Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. 25 Word Limit.
Graham wafers, butter cookies E-mail: [email protected]
and sliced pears are also good.
Jump Day set for Espanola High
Express Trade Espanola High School regular classes in September.
welcomes new Grade 9 It will be on Wednesday,
The Espanola Express are move up and play with the students every year with their August 29th from 11:00am to
proud to announce the CCHL Braves this year and annual Jump Day Orientation. 1:00pm.
acquisition of 19 year old Zack he chose to join the Express New Grade 9 students will Parents are also invited to
Matyasik for the upcoming to develop and advance his have the opportunity to attend.
season. Matyasik played last career,” added Clarke receive their timetable, get Photo of Espanola High
season for the Brockville First Express Exhibition game their locker, and explore the School entrance by Rosalind
Tikis in the CCHL2 and was will be Tuesday August 28th school before the start of Russell
the teams leading scorer. at 7pm in Noelville against
Matyasik posted 42 points the French River Rapids. The EXHIBITION HOME GAME!!
in 52 games last year with Rapids will then travel to
the Tikis, scoring 20 goals, Espanola to take on the Express Thursday, August 30, 7:30 pm
22 assists and 36 PIMs. The at the Espanola Rec Center
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Syracuse, New York native 7:30pm. Regular Season starts
to continue his scoring ways Friday September 7th, when STAFF
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Continued from front page... Emily’s Scoliosis Treatment Means Medical
Trips And A Bit Of The Public’s Help
Emigrating Family Has Called Espanola
Home For Ten Years
Photo - Ray Harris Junior helping out his dad in the store. Photo could put her in a body cast.
by Rosalind Russell She may also require surgery
to correct the condition as she
changed my life. three to their early 20s. With An Espanola five-year old, gets older.
“When I was 17, I was part family still in the old country, Emily Shepherd, is a happy Colin says the treatment will
of the Ministry of Natural he does go home to Guyana active, curious and loving require many trips to Toronto’s
Resources Ranger Program,” once in a while, but the family little girl. Sick Kids Hospital and while
recalls Ray. “I spent the summer is very busy with their lives in Emily goes to school at A.B. the brace and some of Emily’s
in Sultan, Chapleau and Lake Espanola. Ellis Public School and will be expenses will be covered by
Racine exploring the outdoors, “Running the business and starting Grade 1 next month. Ontario Health insurance,
fishing, learning outdoor skills. raising an active family would Her grandfather, Colin, says there are many other expenses
It was absolutely fantastic. I keep anyone busy,” he laughs, his grand-daughter has some that are not. A gofundme has
fell in love with the North.” “But, I love it. We really like challenges, which will require been set up for donations;
He got another taste of the Espanola and my business, wearing a brace for the long- https://www.gofundme.com/
North taking in the Massey Urban Athletics, has been here term and possible surgery. sawx4p-emily
Fair as a vendor. for ten years now, we are proud “Just over a month ago, Emily She has her second
“It was awesome. I love the to celebrate that anniversary.” was seen by a specialist at appointment on September
fair; the people, the noise, Urban Athletics offers a variety Toronto’s Sick Kids hospital 10th to be measured for her
the activity. It was a perfect of premium outer wear, work where was diagnosed with brace and also has a MRI
opportunity to come up North out fashion, shoes, belts and scoliosis,” he explained. scheduled in the near future.
once a year and meet so many accessories geared to all ages. “Scoliosis is abnormal Photos: Five-year-old Emily
people. It was also a great Ray also keeps busy as a coach curvatures of the spine. Shepherd is looking forward
business opportunity. for soccer and basketball “In Emily’s case, she has two to school this fall, but she
“I realized there was little and his family are all strong curvatures of the spine, one at will also need some medical
in the way of merchandise members of their local church. 38 degrees and a second at 30 treatment for her scoliosis,
in the smaller communities “I would like to say thank you degrees.” curvatures of the spine.
and people were travelling to to everyone, not only for being Colin says scoliosis is treated Emily has two of these and a
Sudbury or Toronto to shop, customers and helping us grow with a brace, which Emily brace will help her straighten
so the decision to move North our family-based business, will have to wear 24/7. And, her back, but surgery is a
was made.” but also for welcoming us and should the brace not be enough possibility. A gofundme has
Ray and Diana, her parents making Espanola such a great to correct the curvature, they been set up to help the family
still live in Guyana, were place to live and work. Canada offset extra expenses. Photos
married and have several is beautiful, we are proud to provided by the Shepherd
children ranging in age from call it home.” family.
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