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Don't fence me out Battle of Fort Malden under way 3 5 This Week This Week Tilbury & Wheatley Tilbury & Wheatley FREE GERALD MAILLOUX Sales Representative TILBURY OFF : (519) 682-9777 PAGER : (519) 972-1000 CELL : (519) 818-7337 (24 HRS.) email@example.com www.deerbrookrealty.com 46 Queen St. N. Tilbury, ON N0P 2LO Thursday, April 7, 2011 Work continues NEWS Hope tops council wage earnings Karen Robinet QMI Agency Mayor Randy Hope was the top wage earner on Chatham-Kent council in 2010. Hope received a total of $106,058 last year, which included a $92,889 honorarium and $13,169 in expenses. Councillors who served the entire calendar received a $26,189 honorarium. They were Coun. Jim Brown, Marjorie Crew, Joe Faas, Bryon Fluker, Anne Gilbert, Karen Herman, Brian King, Sheldon Parsons, Steve Pinsonneault, Art Stirling, Doug Sulman and Frank Vercouteren. Former councillors, whose terms ended with last fall's election, each received an honorarium of $23,869. They were Coun. Don Clarke, Tom McGregor, Steve Pickard, Larry Robbins and Bill Weaver. New councillors received honorariums in the amount of $2,319. They are Coun. Michael Bondy, Leon Leclair, Bob Myers, Derek Robertson and Jeff Wesley. One third of honorariums are considered to be a reimbursement of expenses. As well, each councillor was compensated a varying amount for expenses including travel and training. Those amounts varied from $69 for Wesley to $5,889 for King. The total amount of council remuneration and expenses last year was $603,499, which included $538,097 in honorariums and $65,402 in expenses. Law and order Police chiefs meet in Chatham Sharks season on the bubble Down 3-1 to Belle River 10 Photo Credit en space nest Restoration work continues on the Lanoue House on Canal St. W., in Tilbury. The house is being restored to its original pioneer log home design. When finished, it will serve as a heritage resource centre for the community. 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WAYNE RALPH APRIL DONALD KATHERINE SHELLEY COLLEEN JOHN GERRY STUART Position Director, Community Services General Manager, Health & Family Services Chief Administrative Ofcer Director, Public Works Director, Ontario Works Police Sergeant Manager, Resident Care General Manager, Infrastructure Services Director, Drainage, Asset and Waste Management Director, Library Services Director, Human Resources and Organizational Development Director, Legal Services General Manager, Public Utilities Commission Director, Building, Enforcement and Licensing Services Nurse Practitioner Director, Information Technology Services Director, Budget and Performance Services Director, Children's Services Area Manager, Water & Wastewater Director, Engineering and Transportation Director, Public Works Director, Planning Services Director, Public Health Unit General Manager, Community Development and Planning Services Director, Economic Development Services Director, Social Housing Director, Seniors Services Area Manager, Water & Wastewater General Manager, Corporate Services Director, Financial Services/Treasurer Salary $112,235.97 $153,771.61 $189,322.33 $100,468.76 $112,229.69 $102,819.13 $104,332.76 $153,776.42 $112,229.69 $100,465.96 $112,229.69 $107,562.36 $123,436.46 $137,676.54 $100,630.39 $108,302.54 $112,229.69 $100,465.96 $115,162.60 $112,229.69 $100,468.76 $112,229.69 $103,295.15 $149,903.33 $110,811.28 $100,468.76 $116,549.39 $100,468.76 $169,665.76 $125,291.55 Taxable Benets $613.52 $840.60 $18,473.40 $549.28 $613.52 $478.69 $549.28 $840.60 $613.52 $549.28 $613.52 $588.84 $675.68 $541.24 $443.82 $592.18 $613.52 $549.28 $549.28 $613.52 $549.28 $613.52 $565.46 $820.60 $605.80 $549.28 $613.52 $549.28 $873.40 $684.92 Six-figure club grows QMI Agency The number of public sector employees earning more than $100,000 continues to climb locally, as well as across the province. At the four largest public sector employers in ChathamKent -- the municipality, hospitals and the public and Catholic school boards -- a total of 291 employees made six figures, up from 250 in 2009. Another 48 officials at 10 other Chatham-Kent organizations also made top dollar in 2010. Grand total in Chatham-Kent: 339, not including members of the Ontario Provincial Police. The annual numbers were released Thursday as required by the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act. Provincewide, 71,478 civil servants are making $100,000 a year or more, an 11-per-cent increase from last year's list. The top earner is Tom Mitchell, president and CEO of Ontario Power Generation, with a salary of $1.325 million. Last year's Sunshine list found 63,761 public servants in the six-figure club, up 18 per cent over the previous year and 90 per cent over three years. Gary Switzer, chief executive officer of the Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network, was the highest locallybased earner, at $273,000, up from $260,000 in 2009. Chatham-Kent Health Alliance pathologist Dr. Vassem Moussa was next at $232,499, followed by Catholic school board director Paul Wubben at $218,069. The $100,000 figure is salary before taxes, and does not include taxable benefits. Most recent figures from Statistics Canada show that a one-person household in Chatham-Kent had an average income of $25,125 in 2005, nearly $5,000 lower than Ontario's average. Families with children averaged $82,395 and households with two adults but no children were substantially lower at $59,342. 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The upgrades are a part of a federal grant which saw roughly $500,000 in restoring exhibits and the grounds at Fort Malden. Fort Malden Dr. resident Ruth Wilson said she and husband Jeff share "extreme disappointment" in the changes that are currently being made at Fort Malden. They call the palisade an "unnecessary structure" and state it "is a desecration to the landscape. "The unique view of the Detroit River is not only being lost to the residents of Fort Malden Dr. and Laird Ave., but also to members of the community walking or driving down these streets, not to mention tourists, and paying patrons of Fort Malden," Wilson stated. "Once they are within the parade grounds, perhaps viewing a musket firing demonstration or standing along the barracks, no longer will they be able to view one of the most valuable things Fort Malden has to offer - the river view. Wilson said residents of Fort Malden Dr. were invited to meet with site manager Jennifer Duquette where objections were raised and other suggestions offered. Those suggestions were "not considered by the Fort." Now, not only is there an obstructed view of the river, but a non-authentic pressure treated wood fence is being built without any regards to the residents of Amherstburg. It simply serves no purpose, and has no historical value. The Wilsons hope Watson will take action and say it "breaks our hearts to see what is happening on such beautiful park land." Kristy DeLuca believed council should take an active role in protecting the interests of its citizens. "I am outraged by the decision made by Fort Malden National Historic Site of Canada to opt for a `Fort *aA34 Thursday, April 7, 2011 � Tilbury & Wheatley This Week 3 experience' and give up their best stakeholders adding that open"We're hoping to balance the asset," she stated. ing the river to all is "really excit- interests of all Canadians," she "The beautiful view of the Detroit ing" for everyone. said. River once adored by residents, community and event attendees is gone forever with the not so recent deciNo Payments No Interest for 12 months on your AgLine account sion by Fort Malden to erect 10-foot wood palisades around it's parameter which obstructs the water view Are You Ready while inside the Fort for visitors and for Spring???? from outside the Fort for many residents and the community." 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And her exclusion has become a minor issue in this campaign, probably at the expense of more serious discussion. Make no mistake about it - next week's debates are a product of television, and have nothing to do with Elections Canada or the federal government or the Conservative Party or any other political organization. In fact, it is easy for Stephen Harper, Michael Ignatieff or Jack Layton to say they have no problem with May's participation, because it's not up to them. It is a consortium of participating broadcasters that decides who is permitted to participate in the televised debates and who is excluded. Their bottom line is that the participating party leaders must have at least one sitting member in the House. But the rules surrounding the broadcasters' debate reveal some interesting paradoxes about federal politics in this country. For example, while the Green Party has candidates running in almost every riding in this election, the Bloc Quebecois' electoral exposure is limited to one province. In fact, the Bloc Quebecois is one of about 19 different parties with candidates in this election, but because the Bloc has elected members in the House, the consortium permitted leader Gilles Duceppe to participate. Debates are about ideas and about the opportunity to have those ideals openly discussed within a public forum. Because this is a federal election, it would make sense that May be allowed to participate in the televised debate, if only because her party's commitment is national in scope. In fact, her Green Party was the only party in 2008 to actually increase its popular vote. But it's not up to us to decide, nor is it up to the Canadian people. The broadcasters' consortium is making that decision for us. DEAN MUHARREM Publisher 519-351-7331 firstname.lastname@example.org RICHARD HADDOCK Sales Manager 519-351-7331 email@example.com letters to the editor PETER EPP Editorial 519-351-7331 firstname.lastname@example.org Catholic schools out of touch on gays Catholic schools are struggling to bridge a growing divide between popular opinion and church doctrine and the strain is showing. In an earlier letter I wrote about the Halton District Catholic School Board that had banned Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) in one of their high schools. Public outrage forced the board to lift the ban on GSAs, but still does not allow any student group with the word "gay" in its title. As recently reported in the Globe & Mail, another Catholic high school in Mississauga has been banned by its board from forming GSAs. The school has a gay and lesbian newspaper which reported that the leader of the GSA was told by the principal of the school that "there already were supports in place at the school, such as guidance counselors and that a GSA is premature for someone age 16." He said they could meet for discussion but asked the group to work within the many structures in place to meet their needs. He said a GSA would encourage other students to identify their sexuality when they are too young. This approach brings the Catholic Church doctrine more and more in conflict with the new equity and inclusion policy of Ontario's Ministry of Education, which says GSAs should be allowed to form. The ministry has allowed school boards to amend the policy as they see fit, so long as alternate forms of support are offered e.g. broader groups that support student spirit. The principal offered to arrange for 30 students in the GSA to have discussions with the school chaplain and social worker and suggested they join other equity groups already in the school or refer to "Courage Toronto" an archdiocese-supported organization that supports young people with same sex orientation, but it focuses on chastity. Their real purpose is to cure the student of his or her homosexuality. The principal further said that a faithbased perspective must be part of any club or activity at a Catholic school. In defiance of the school's decision, the leader of the GSA launched a Facebook group called "St. Joe's Gay-Straight Alliance." Posted on its webpage is a letter to the principal in which she writes that "groups such as hers do not in any way impose upon religious freedom or denominational rights of their Catholic school board." 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Thursday, April 7, 2011 � Tilbury & Wheatley This Week 5 Police chiefs discuss election issues Don Robinet QMI Agency Police chiefs from across the province discussed issues they would like politicians to keep in mind in the lead-up to the Oct. 6 provincial election. The meeting of about 15 police chiefs from around Ontario took place at the Retro Suites Hotel on March 30. Only a fraction of police services were represented, as zone chairs each represent several departments. Chief Dennis Poole of the Chatham-Kent Police Service was the host. He is also chair of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) zone representing police services in southwestern Ontario. Robert Herman is president of the OACP, as well as chief of the force in Thunder Bay. He told reporters, during a break in the meeting, "We're looking strategies we want to put forward to the major parties during this election." Herman said community safety was the primary focus of the meeting. He added the board meets five times per year. "We want to ensure the legislation is current and up to date," said Herman. Pawnshop regulations provide an example of outdated legislation he thinks should be changed. Herman said the antiquated rules require the owners of pawnshops to keep paper, hand-written records for all of their transactions. Herman said that means when police are carrying out an investigation, involving a shop's transactions, there is too much wasted time. "You're talking about countless hours," he said. Herman also said police chiefs are hoping for changes to the Police Services Act that would allow police officers to be suspended without pay in certain circumstances. He said that in cases of serious charges, officers continue to receive pay, sometimes for several years, until the case is resolved. Only after they have been found guilty and incarcerated do they stop receiving pay. Herman said when such cases occur, Don Robinet/QMI Agency Robert Herman, president of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, and chief of the Thunder Bay Police Service, speaks to reporters March 30 during a meeting of the association held in Chatham. "taxpayers are outraged." Herman said there are also concerns about the costs of some SIU (Special Investigations Unit), a civilian agency that investigates allegations involving, death, serious injury, or allegations of sexual assault involving police officers and members of the public. Herman said the costs are borne by the communities where the investigation takes place. "A community can only pay so much. We agree oversight is essential, but there has to be limitations to how far oversight goes," said Herman. While it is the province that oversees police forces, the OACP is also concerned about nearly 330 officers across the province whose salary is being paid by a federal grant. The program is due to end in 2013. 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The new program will help ensure the economic success of Ontario's nonsupply managed commodities. "The premier, minister of agriculture, and finance minister have earned our thanks as the establishment of RMP will be a critical tool to give our farmers the predictability, stability and bankability they need to move their businesses forward," said Bette Jean Crews, president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture. The deficit for 2010�11 is projected to be $16.7 billion -- $3 billion lower than forecast a year ago. This is largely due to the fact that program expense for 2010�11 is projected to be $2.6 billion lower than the forecast published in the 2010 budget. "Two years after the worst global recession most of us have ever known, the Ontario economy is turning the corner and jobs are coming back. A well-educated and healthy workforce strengthens Ontario's economy and attracts investment and jobs," said Finance Minister Dwight Duncan. "Strategic investments in education and health care lay the foundation for a future with more jobs, increased productivity and a better quality of life for all our families. We have a plan that is on track to eliminate the deficit while protecting the gains we have made in our schools and hospitals," said Hoy. Tilbury & Wheatley This Week � Thursday, April 7, 2011 Freshen up Your decor and save! $ 39 99 - $ 44 99 Reg. $49.99 Save $5, $7 or $10 Per Gallon WE CAN MATCH ANY COMPETITOR COLOUR & ALL COLOURS AVAILABLE 519-326-3662 www.sico.ca email@example.com Chatham-Kent Fire Department Sunshine Club DON'T PAY UNTIL MAY 1st!!! 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Kingsville � (519)733-2311 Furniture � Appliance � Mattresses � Flooring Another dozen public school board employees top $100,000 Some of the top earners include: (including salary and taxable benefits) Jim Costello, Director of Education - $179,780.83 Gayle Stucke, Director of Education - $155,105.33 Ron Andruchow, Superintendent of Business - $153,125.82 Joy Badder, Superintendent of Education - $153,125.82 David Doey, Superintendent of Education - $153,125.64 Bertram Phills, Superintendent of Education - $148,546.44 Thursday, April 7, 2011 � Tilbury & Wheatley This Week 7 TARA JEFFREY QMI Agency The list of Lambton Kent District School Board employees earning $100,000 or more g re w s l i g ht l y i n 2010 to 112, up from 100 the previous year. "O u r s a l a r i e s a re p re t t y comparable with t h e o t h e r Jim Costello positions in the 70 boards across Ontario," said education director Jim Costello. The so called `sunshine list,' which provides the name and salary of every LKDSB employee earning at or above $100,000, includes all five superintendents, as well as for mer and cur rent education directors Gayle Stucke and Costello. The list also names 53 elementary principals, 14 secondary principals, a number of vice principals and secondary vice principals, and three teachers. "In some cases, we have teachers who work for summer school and do some additional work for us, and sometimes that bumps them over the $100,000 mark," said Costello, pointing to two names on the list noted as `Secondary Teacher/Marker,' as well as one elementary teacher. "We recognize that it's a time demanding work, and they're of restrain, and times are tough w e l l p a i d , w e l l e d u c a t e d f o r a l o t o f f o l k s , b u t i t 's positions." 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ANTONIA LAURA KEVIN MAUREEN SHIRLEY ROBERTO JOSEPH DANIEL BRENDA MARY JANE JOHANNA DEBORAH DOUG RENEE CHARMAINE BRENDAN STEPHEN LISA KAREN JOSEPH LEONARD ADRIEN CARMELINDA JEANNE JOHN ANNA GLORIA BRUCE SCOTT CHRISTOPHER MARTIN CHRISTINE M. PATRICIA FRANK Position Principal, Elementary Vice-Principal, Secondary Principal, Elementary Principal, Elementary Vice-Principal, Elementary Assistant Superintendent, Education Principal, Secondary Principal, Elementary Principal, Elementary Principal, Elementary Principal, Elementary Principal, Elementary Principal, Secondary Vice-Principal, Secondary Assistant to the Superintendent Vice-Principal, Secondary Principal, Elementary Superintendent, Education Manager, Human Resource Services Principal, Elementary Consultant, Catholic Curriculum Principal, Secondary Principal, Elementary Principal, Special Education Manager, Planning Services Principal, Elementary Principal, Elementary Vice-Principal, Elementary Principal, Elementary Principal, Elementary Principal, Elementary Principal, Elementary Vice-Principal, Elementary Manager, Facility Services Vice-Principal, Secondary Principal, Elementary Teacher, Elementary Vice-Principal, Elementary Manager, Financial Services Superintendent, Education Salary $114,694.64 $114,694.64 $114,694.64 $114,694.64 $103,184.32 $133,851.63 $121,662.26 $114,694.64 $114,694.64 $114,694.64 $114,694.64 $107,105.53 $121,662.26 $107,191.75 $114,694.64 $107,191.75 $114,694.64 $167,746.18 $114,694.64 $114,694.64 $100,184.25 $121,662.26 $114,694.64 $114,694.64 $114,694.64 $114,694.64 $114,694.64 $101,952.67 $114,694.64 $114,694.64 $114,694.64 $114,694.64 $101,832.67 $124,144.91 $107,191.75 $114,694.64 $106,623.46 $101,832.67 $121,267.07 $167,746.18 Taxable Benets $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,173.04 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,471.68 $0.00 $0.00 $279.60 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $93.20 $0.00 $0.00 $1,471.68 Catholic schools out of touch on gays education have largely been silent stated policy. With an election in on the subject of GSAs since they October, he does not wish to The GSA group is next going to call the were banned by the Halton board a n t a g o n i z e h i s C a t h o l i c Canadian Civil Liberties Association. When in January 2011. supporters. contacted they were willing to help mediate The Catholic Church is totally discussions with the school board and offer outdated on this issue, and the William P. Magee legal assistance if necessary. The association premier, for political reasons, is Chatham said, "These so-called alternatives are just not not following his own clearly adequate and represent a violation of freedom of expression when students can't identify their group as a GSA." An unwritten ban, they say, against a GSA is almost as bad as a written ban. Premier McGuinty has said, "The board's decision to ban GSAs does not gel with Ontario's education policy on equity. 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Spencer Jean made it 2-0 at 8:49 of the secThe Wheatley Sharks have their backs ond period and Nik Dobrich finished off the against the wall after losing Game 4 Monday second-period scoring with his first of two on night 5-2, giving the defending league the night. champs, the Belle River Canadiens, a 3-1 Dobrich scored his second goal halfway series lead in the finals. through the third, putting the Canadiens up Despite having two goals disallowed and a 4-0. blocked penalty shot, the Canadiens still led Wheatley's Curtis Anderson scored a pow1-0 after the first period on a powerplay goal erplay goal to finally put the Sharks on the scoreboard. Assisting on his goal, Kevin Sawatzky and Andy Stevenson. Shawn Quigley closed the gap at 16:52, assisted by Tyler Charamba. But an empty net goal by Donovan Plummer in dying minutes sealed the fate of the Sharks. Sharks' goaltender Marc Tremblay faced 35 shots, while Belle River's Andrew Thompson faced 26. 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Marjorie Crew said she was also concerned about the club taking on more debt than it could handle. "I'm afraid for you," she said. Vandenberg said the building has tenants, which provides ongoing revenue to the organization. However, Robertson said a loss of those tenants could also negatively impact the club and further impair its ability to repay its loans. Coun. Bob Myers said he didn't believe council should be concerned about setting a precedent and said that future requests could be dealt with on a case-bycase basis. He also said the project was a good example of the municipality working with community partners to provide facilities like the community centre. Coun. Anne Gilbert agreed and said, "the recreation master plan indicated we have to move to a community development model." Coun. Jim Brown said he couldn't support the request, and said, "if we're going to start loaning money out, we need a policy on it." Coun. Art Stirling said he shared the concerns about the precedent-setting nature of the request and suggested that the club's own fundraising campaign "seems rather modest." He suggested that industries and individuals in Wallaceburg might be wiling to step up and help the club complete the project. Crew then introduced an amendment that would have seen the club receive a $100,000 grant, but it failed to garner more than two votes. When it came time to vote on the actual motion, which recommended providing the loans, 7-7 tie resulted in a failed vote. Tilbury & Wheatley This Week � Thursday, April 7, 2011 Karen Robinet QMI Agency Citing concern over setting a precedent, Chatham-Kent council has turned down a request from the Kinsmen Club of Wallaceburg (KCW) to hold a pair of 20-year mortgages amounting to $308,000 to help it consolidate existing debt and complete its Kinsmen Recreation and Community Centre. The project first came to council in the fall of 2009, at which time council provided a grant in the amount of $150,000 or one-sixth of what was anticipated to be a $900,000 project being undertaken through the federal/provincial RInC program. With the program providing two-thirds of the funding, council agreed to fund half of the local share required for the program, with the club taking on the remaining $150,000 through a loan from the Community Futures program. However, Mike Vandenberg, KCW treasurer, told council that the club had run into additional and unforeseen expenses that commercial lending institutions were not willing to loan the club money to cover. That, said Vandenberg, left the club with only two options: a loan from the municipality or a privately arranged mortgage, which would come with an interest rate of 9% or 10%. He also said that the club has applied for additional funding through RInC and the Trillium Foundation. However, council was divided on whether or not to provide the loans. Coun. Steve Pinsonneault said he was concerned about setting a precedent for the other "hundred some" clubs in the community. And, he said, "I don't think the municipality wants to be a bank." Pinsonneault added that, "if we start this, we're starting down a slippery slope." He also noted that council had already provided a grant to the club. However, Coun. Jeff Wesley said the club's community centre was a project for the entire community of Wallaceburg and that it was meeting a need that the municipality isn't. Don Shropshire, Chatham-Kent's manager of community development and planning services, said if Chatham-Kent were to build a gymnasium, "we would be hard-pressed to build one for less than $600,000." He said that the club had signed an O/B R. E. Miner Insurance Brokers Limited "Quality Insurance at Competitive Rates" We specialize in Farm Insurance programs that can save you money !! 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The office opened the same day party leader Michael Ignatieff announced their first major promise of the election � a `learning passport' that would provide $4,000 ($1,000 per year for each of four years) or up to $6,000 ($1,500 per year) for low income students to help them attend college or university. Don Robinet QMI Agency Matt Daudlin, Liberal candidate for Chatham-Kent-Essex, spoke at the opening of his campaign office March 29. With him is former Minister of Revenue John McCallum, who most recently served as finance critic. Chatham-Kent's Re-roofing Specialists � Roofing � Siding � Soffit & Fascia � Eavestroughs MP Roofing & Siding Guaranteed Workmanship Licenced & Insured He added, "We will beef up the pension system so Canadians can retire in greater dignity." "If you get the grades, you get to go," said McCallum said another party initiative is McCallum. to provide caregivers with up to six months of A former university professor and econo- employment insurance payments to take mist with the Royal Bank of Canada, McCal- care of their elderly parents so they can lum represents the riding of Markham- remain in their own home. Unionville. Daudlin said the Liberal party programs McCallum said the program, as well as are meant to come into effect right away. other planks in the Liberal platform, would "We want to make sure we have the tools be paid for by rolling back $6 billion worth of immediately available after the election, not corporate tax cuts brought in by the five years from now." Conservatives. He added the party is also looking to make "Struggling ordinary Canadians need the improvements for agriculture, infrastructure b r e a k s, n o t t h e c o r p o r a t i o n s," s a i d and manufacturing. Daudlin said that of parMcCallum. ticular interest to this area, the party is lookMcCallum said the program would come ing at making improvements to risk manageinto effect right away when a Liberal govern- ment programs for farmers. ment is elected. He contrasted that with the Daudlin said the Conservatives have let Conservative announcement of lower down farmers with their promises to improve income taxes through income sharing, which the system and that Liberals would work would not come into effect until at least more closely with farmers in coming up with 2015. solutions. "We will put the families first and then the "Ask the farmers, they're the experts," said corporations," said McCallum. "They will put Daudlin. -- former Minister of Revenue John the corporations first and let the families McCallum wait." INSTALL A NEW HEATING & COOLING SYSTEM: *RECEIVE UP TO $1500 IN GOVERNMENT REBATES *10-YEAR FREE PARTS AND LABOUR WARRANTY CALL FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE TODAY!! 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Blenheim Chatham Dresden Ridgetown Tilbury Wallaceburg MUNICIPAL CENTRES Matters 676-5405 360-1998 683-4306 674-5583 682-2583 627-1603 Bothwell Highgate Merlin Thamesville Wheatley PUBLIC INFORMATION AND NOTICES INFORMATION DESKS 695-2844 678-3313 689-4944 692-4251 825-7131 Rental units are located in most Chatham-Kent communities and offer: � Rent geared-to-income assistance � Affordable market rent units � Special Needs (wheelchair accessible units) Currently we have vacancies or very few applicants on our centralized wait list for: � 1 bedroom units in Blenheim, Bothwell, Dresden, Ridgetown, Thamesville and Wheatley � 2, 3 & 4 bedroom units in Chatham, Tilbury, Ridgetown and Wallaceburg For more information, contact the Chatham-Kent Social Housing at 519.351.8573 (Wheatley area 1.800.382.4940). Detailed information available on the Chatham-Kent web site www.chatham-kent.ca LOOKING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING? The Municipality of Chatham-Kent has an opening for the following positions: � Adjuvant, Seniors Services (permanent part-time casual call-in) (temporary guaranteed hours to December 31, 2011) (Job # SS ADJ 11-11) � Associate Director, Resident Care, Seniors Services (permanent full-time) (Job # S 11-10) � Certified Dental Assistant, Public Health Unit (permanent part-time during school year) (Job # PHU 11-4) � Employment Resource Advisor, Ontario Works (temporary part-time) (Job # OW 11-2) � Personal Care Giver (PCG), Seniors Services (permanent part-time casual call-in; external job registry) (Job # SS PCG 11-2) (closing June 30, 2011) � Public Health Educator, Public Health Unit (temporary full-time) (Job # PHU 11-5) Access to the internet is available at our Chatham Municipal Centre. Information Desks & Libraries in Blenheim, Bothwell, Chatham, Dresden, Highgate, Merlin, Ridgetown, Thamesville, Tilbury, Wallaceburg & Wheatley 2011 SUMMER STUDENT JOBS The Municipality of Chatham-Kent has an opening for the following 2011 summer student positions: � Auto Technician Assistant, Fleet Services (Chatham & Wallaceburg) (Job # FLEET 11-1) (closing April 29, 2011) � Computer Technician � Student, Information Technology Services (Job # ITS 11-3) (closing April 18, 2011) � Court Assistant, Legal Services (Provincial Offences Court) (Job # LEGAL 11-2) (closing April 29, 2011) � ECE (Early Childhood Educator) Student. Children's Services (Job # CHS 11-3) (closing April 15, 2011) For more detailed information regarding the above positions and how to apply, please visit Jobs on the municipal web site. Note: these positions require a Career Profile application form and resume. You can find the Career Profile application form in each job ad on our website. 1 35 www.makeawish.ca 1-888-822-9474 The Municipality of Chatham-Kent would like to remind all businesses and residents now that the snow is melting and milder weather has arrived, the litter generated from using plastic bags for garbage collection at the curb is to be cleaned up. Your prompt attention to this matter is appreciated. Please Pitch-In to help keep our community clean! LITTER REMINDER www.chatham-kent.ca 64301335 If you get the grades, you get to go." Satisfaction with a Pretty Roof! Call Mike Pretty for a Free Estimate Chatham-Kent Council takes a stand on stray voltage Karen Robinet QMI Agency However, Montgomery said the bill hasn't improved the situation and that stray voltage remains a problem. Chatham-Kent council is stepping up in the "I know of places in Waterloo County where battle against stray voltage. guys are pretty well going out of business with At their March 28 meeting, Coun. Doug Sul- this," he said. man introduced a successful motion which will Cooper's report also noted that Hydro One see the Ontario Energy Board, the Minister of handles 95% of the calls over the issue since it is Energy and Hydro One appraised of council's largely a rural concern. concerns over stray voltage, which is detrimenHe said that Chatham-Kent Energy has contal to both animal and human health. ducted some investigations in the past few In December, Coun. Jim Brown had years, but not recently. requested a report on the issue from adminisHe also noted that in the Ridgetown area, tration and Kim Cooper, the municipality's agri- some work is being done with several livestock cultural economic development officer submit- producers who live near the RES/Talbot Wind ted his report which stated that, "stray voltage Farm, which began full operations of its 43-turcan have harmful effects on animal health and bine wind farm in December. productivity including decreased feed and The project is connected by a new water intake, reduced milk production, reluctance to enter the milking parlour, nervousness and aggressive behaviour, lameness in legs and feet, and reproduction impacts such as increased abortion rates, birth defects and drop in conception." Dover Centre farmer Lee Montgomery, whose dairy farm was the first in Ontario to be MUNICIPAL CENTRES INFORMATION DESKS recognized by the Ontario Ministry of AgriculBlenheim 676-5405 Bothwell 695-2844 Chatham 360-1998 Highgate 678-3313 ture, Food and Rural Affairs as having stray voltDresden 683-4306 Merlin 689-4944 age, was on hand to address council in regard to Ridgetown 674-5583 Thamesville 692-4251 the impact of stray voltage on human health. Tilbury 682-2583 Wheatley 825-7131 Wallaceburg 627-1603 He said, "this is a very serious situation we have. This stuff kills. It can maim you and cause Access to the internet is available at our Chatham Municipal Centre. serious diseases. We know it causes cancer." Information Desks & Libraries in Blenheim, Bothwell, Chatham, Dresden, Highgate, Merlin, Ridgetown, Thamesville, Cooper's report stated that in 2006, the provTilbury, Wallaceburg & Wheatley ince passed a Private Member's Bill, the Ground Current Pollution Act, which was brought forPUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING ward by Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP Maria Community of Wallaceburg Van Bommel. Regarding the upcoming work on the Thursday, April 7, 2011 � Tilbury & Wheatley This Week 17 transmission grid running from just north of Talbot Trail Line, west of the Kenesserie Line to the main transmission grid through ChathamKent just north of Hwy. 401. Along the grid there are six livestock producers, and signed agreements with the wind farm mean that before and after monitoring will be taking place to determine whether or not stray voltage is or becomes an issue. Later in the meeting, Brown said he's been aware of the issue for years, "but just recently I've seen some of the problems out in our area." He said he'd like to see council take some sort of action on the matter and said, "we can't just shelve this again." Sulman agreed and put forward his motion which also requested that testing be conducted before any new energy project proceeds. He said he's seen "pictures of fetuses of cattle, burnt hooves, burnt legs and animals totally destroyed as a result of this voltage going into barns and concrete stanchions in milking barns." Sulman said that even though the issue is beyond council's jurisdiction, "we can advocate on behalf of our constituents." Coun. Brian King said the problem rests with the fact that, "Hydro One does whatever they want to do, when they want to do it and on their terms." He said the problem is not with wind turbines, but the transmission grid itself and said Hydro One doesn't know, "how many projects they have out there and what needs to be hooked up." King said that the issue of stray voltage has been ongoing for 40 years, "because Hydro One doesn't want to do anything about it." NOTICE � YARD WASTE COLLECTION BY PUBLIC WORKS Please note that all leaf and yard waste, including brush, must not obstruct the municipal roadway or public sidewalk (right-of-way). Residents of Bates Subdivision Leaf and yard waste pick-up is scheduled for Monday or Tuesday in the spring (commencing April 1st), summer and fall and must be in clear transparent bags. There is no brush pickup by Public Works in Bates Subdivision. Residents of Blenheim Leaf pick-up in the fall ONLY and must be in clear transparent bags or they will not be collected. Leaf pick up will be from October 15 to December 15. Brush will be picked up bi-weekly from April 15 to October 15 Residents of Bothwell Brush and leaf pick-up is scheduled for the third Friday of each month from April 15 to the end of September. Leaves, grass clippings and garden waste must be in clear transparent bags ONLY or they will not be collected. Residents of Erieau and Erie Beach Brush will be picked up twice monthly from April 15 to October 15. Residents of Thamesville Brush and leaf pick-up is scheduled for the third Thursday of each month from April 15 to the end of September. Vacuuming loose leaves at the curb is the only means of collection in the fall. Grass clippings and garden waste must be in clear transparent bags ONLY or they will not be collected. Residents of Ridgetown Brush, leaf and yard waste pick-up is scheduled for Monday or Tuesday in the spring (commencing April 1st), summer and fall. Grass clippings, leaves and garden waste must be in clear transparent bags ONLY or they will not be collected. Vacuuming loose leaves at the curb is the preferred means of collection in the fall ONLY. Residents are encouraged to drop off leaf and yard waste at the Public Works Yard located at 100 Erie St North. Residents of Tilbury Weekly brush, grass and leaf pick-up is scheduled for the spring (commencing April 1st), summer and fall. Grass clippings and garden waste must be in clear transparent bags ONLY or they will not be collected. Vacuuming loose leaves at the curb is the preferred means of collection in the fall ONLY. Residents of Wheatley Weekly leaf pick-up is scheduled for the fall. Vacuuming loose leaves is the ONLY means of collection. There is no brush pickup by Public Works in Wheatley. Brush may be dropped off at the Romney Leaf and Yard Depot located @ 22022 Wheatley Road on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from January to March and all Saturdays from April to December between 9:00am and 3:00pm. Please have your brush and leaves at the curb no later than 7:00 am the day of collection. Loose brush must be piled in an orderly fashion and bundles should not exceed 5ft x 3ft x 3ft. Limit of 1-2 cubic metres if placed at the curb loose or a maximum of four bundles. Tree limbs must not exceed 5 inches in diameter. Leaves, grass clippings and garden waste must be in clear transparent bags ONLY unless otherwise stated differently for your community. NOTE: All brush material and tree limbs resulting from a contractor will not be collected. No leaf and yard waste will be collected if it is contaminated with garbage. No other waste will be collected such as building materials. Matters CHATHAM-KENT'S GUIDE TO PUBLIC INFORMATION AND NOTICES NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS - DESTROY NOXIOUS WEEDS INFRASTRUCTURE & ENGINEERING SERVICES, PUBLIC WORKS DIVISION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to every person in the possession of land within the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. In accordance with the Weed Control Act, Ontario, unless noxious weeds or weed seeds are destroyed by May 15, 2011 and throughout the season, the Municipality may enter upon said lands to cause the noxious weeds or weed seed, to be destroyed. All contractor costs and a $90.00 municipal administration fee will be charged against the land in taxes as set out in the Act. In the interest of public health, noxious weeds requiring eradication, as they appear include Goat's Beard, Thistles, Ragweed, Poison Ivy and Wild Carrot. Note: The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has added the Giant Hogweed (Heracleum Mantegazzianum) to the list of noxious weeds under the Weed Control Act. Although Dandelions, Burdock and Goldenrod are not considered noxious weeds within the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, under the Weed Control Act, the co-operation of all citizens is solicited in the elimination of these nuisance weeds. Only one warning notification will be issued per year for each property that is in violation of the act or by-law. Thereafter the process will proceed directly to cutting the parcel providing the situation warrants. GRASS & WEED HEIGHT BYLAW NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to every person in possession of land within the Municipality of Chatham-Kent in accordance with By-law number 39-2004 every owner of lands not subject to the "Weed Control Act", shall cut grass and weeds on such land whenever the height of such grass exceeds twenty centimetres (20 cm) or (8 inches) and shall remove cuttings from the premises. The Municipal Bylaw Enforcement Officer prior to taking remedial action will give the owner notice verbally, by regular mail or registered mail in writing to make the premises conform to the requirements of the bylaw within seventy-two hours (72 hours) of notice. This bylaw shall be in full force and effect for the period April 1st to November 1st. All contractor costs and a $90.00 administration fee will be charged against the land in taxes as set out in the bylaw. Only one warning notification will be issued per year for each property that is in violation of the act or by-law. Thereafter the process will proceed directly to cutting the parcel providing the situation warrants. Complaints and inquires should be directed to: Area Wallaceburg Garage Chatham Twp Garage Thamesville Garage Dover Garage Chatham Garage Ridgetown Garage Kent Centre Garage Raleigh Garage Tilbury East Garage After hours Inspector Dennis Chepeka Gary McFadden Doug Hastings Paul Demars Keith Mitchell Harold Vandersluis Murray Walker Mark Stirling Dennis Dath Jim Glassford Phone # 627-6042 683-6662 692-4891 352-2544 360-1998 674-5100 354-4014 689-4343 682-0840 354-7450 Bridge Rehabilitation Dundas Bridge on Margaret Avenue over North Branch of Sydenham River The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the scope of work and timing of construction activities associated with the above mentioned project in the Community of Wallaceburg. The meeting will be held on: DATE: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 TIME: 6:30 p.m. (start of presentation) LOCATION: Wallaceburg Municipal Centre - 2nd Floor Meeting Room, 786 Dufferin Avenue A presentation will be made at 6:30 p.m. by the Engineering Consultant to explain the project scope and details. Representatives from the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, along with the Engineering Consultant, will be available after the presentation to respond to any questions. Area residents, property owners, business operators, those who use the Sydenham River for marine navigation and recreation and those who have a general interest in this project are encouraged to attend this meeting. If you have any questions, please contact either: Mr. Michael Hayman, B.Eng. Project Manager Byrne Engineering Incorporated Phone: 905.632.8044 email@example.com Mr. Stephen Jahns, P.Eng. Manager, Infrastructure and Transportation Municipality of Chatham-Kent Phone: 519.360.1998 firstname.lastname@example.org TENDERS & QUOTATIONS The following tender(s) are available from the Purchasing Officer, Municipality of Chatham-Kent, First Floor, Civic Centre, 315 King St. W., Chatham Contract Number R11-159 Name & Description Provision of Land Ambulance Services Tender Available (dd/mm/yy) Tender Close (dd/mm/yy) 07/04/11 27/04/11 Tenders will be received on the specified TENDER CLOSE date at 1330 h (local time) by the Purchasing Officer and will be opened on the same day at 1400 h and read publicly in the Council Chambers, Second Floor at the above address. For complete tender details please visit the Chatham-Kent web site. www.chatham-kent.ca 18 Chatham-Kent Small Business Centre has been revamped Karen Robinet QMI Agency import and export, patents, copyrights and trademarks. Weiss said that although Chatham-Kent's The Chatham-Kent Small Business Centre centre has continued to grow since its incep(CKSBC) has a new look and a new direction. tion in 2001, that growth has been "minimal," After 15 months of assessment and plan- compared to that seen in similar-sized ning, Kathy Weiss, Chatham-Kent's director of communities. economic services, unveiled the new program Weiss said that during last year's restructurto council at its March 28 meeting. ing of her department, a commitment was In a report to council, Weiss noted that, made to raise the profile of the CKSBC through "Ontario's small business community is a the implementation of a new marketing plan principal contributor to innovation, invest- and the provision of more seminars and ment and job creation in every part of the events. province." As well, services will be provided beyond She said the provincial government helps the Chatham office through a new satellite fund the CKSBC and 56 other centres like it program. In 2011, services will be offered in across Ontario as a way to provide services to B l e n h e i m , Ti l b u r y , R i d g e t o w n a n d entrepreneurs during their first five years of Wallaceburg. business. Weiss said the goal is to increase new busiAmong the services offered are free consul- ness start-ups and participation in the Sumtations, Internet and computer access for mer Company Program for students, through business research and planning, a review of increased awareness of the CKSBC. business plans, the provision of leading-edge She said a new logo has been developed information, workshops, access to resource and that a $67,000 marketing/communication materials and guidance on licenses, permits plan is being launched which will include new and other forms, as well as information on signage and marketing materials. That will include nine billboards across Chatham-Kent as well as an extensive advertising campaign. Weiss said the province contributes $111,500 towards the annual operations of the centre. She said that several new organizational initiatives will be launched during the 2011/12 fiscal year and that 24 educational seminars are planned for the coming year compared to 14 in 2010. In response to a question from Coun. Marjorie Crew, Weiss said the province defines a small business as one with fewer than 50 employees. Crew said she believes small businesses are the future of Chatham-Kent and if were all added up, would probably be the largest employer in the municipality. Coun. Jim Brown agreed, and said he'd rather see 100 small businesses with 10 employees start up than one with 1,000 employees who could lose their jobs with one closure. Weiss also said the former economic development advisory committee will be dissolved, to be replaced by a new small business advisory committee this year. Coun. Anne Gilbert said she was glad to hear that and said that, "small business needs some kind of liaison between the municipality and the actual businesses." 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Get expert advice on fuel efficiency and make the right choice. SUPPLIED Based on the Versa platform, the Nissan NV200 will carry up to seven passengers. `Mini' back in minivans For 2012, Nissan introduces the NV commercial van, meant to compete with the Mercedes Sprinters of the world -- but perhaps the van worth looking at for its familial and commercial potential is the smaller NV200, built on a platform also used by the Nissan Cube, Juke, Versa and Leaf, among others around the world. Due to its high, seven passenger cabin and its wheelchair friendly design, it is one of three finalists for the new fleet of New York taxis expected to hit the streets in 2013. In fact, the NV200 Vanette is already performing taxi duties in Japan and the NV200 Vanette Taxi recently won the Universal Design Award for 2011, as bestowed upon it by a jury of designers and design experts, and the Universal Design Consumer Favourite Award for 2011, as granted by a consumer panel. The NV200 was also named International Van of the Year in 2010. Among the features that garnered the awards are generous leg, foot and head room in all three rows of seats (or two, in the case of the wheelchair-friendly vehicle), and the flat floor without any impediments to prevent passengers from freely moving about the cabin. When more space is needed for cargo, the middle row seats (split 60/40) fold and tumble forward, and the rear seats (50/50) fold up against the sides of the cabin. Wheelchair access is available through a two-tiered ramp at the rear, with a belt to prevent slipping when attempting Quick Look to wheel up into the vehicle. A safety light alerts the general vicinity that wheelchairs are getting in or out of the vehicle. The flat, unobstructed floor makes it easy for wheelchairs to be positioned for safety and interactivity with other passengers. The high cabin also has the added benefit of providing superior visibility through the large windows all the way around the vehicle. The rear cargo door is a traditional top hinged hatchgate, though it can be substituted for side opening "French" doors. The NV200 is 4.4 metres long and 1.84 metres high, with a floor height of 520 mm (about 20 inches). To make it easier to get into the vehicle, electrically deployable slide step on the passenger side is synchronized with the opening of the large, high sliding door and it's illuminated for night time use. Large grab handles on B-pillars make it easy for people to pull themselves up. Depending on where it is sold, the front-wheel drive NV200 gets power from one of two four-cylinder engines -- the 1.6-litre gasoline engine used in the Versa sedan, or a Renault 1.5-litre turbodiesel that puts out 84 hp and 148 lb.-ft. of torque -- both linked to a five-speed manual gear- JOE DUARTE box. Stability control and antilock brakes with braking assist and electronic brake force distribution are standard. We expect just the gasoline engine will be available for North American commercial use. firstname.lastname@example.org RESEARCH YOUR NEW CAR autonet.ca/nissanvanette2011 NEW AND USED VEHICLES COMPARATIVE TOOL | NEWS REVIEWS | BLOGS | VIDEOS Nissan NV200 Vanette Models available: Cargo, combi, passenger MSRP range: estimated $20,000 Notable options: keyless entry with push-button start, rearview camera, side-impact airbags, automatic transmission Configuration: front engine, front-wheel drive Available engines: 1.6L 4-cyl (107 hp/ 111 lb.-ft.), 1.5L turbodiesel 4-cyl. (84/148) Available transmissions: five-speed manual, four-speed automatic Fuel economy ratings (L/100km): not yet rated Warranties: n/a Competitors: Dodge Grand Caravan, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna FACT FILE Tilbury & Wheatley This Week RESEARCH | SHOP | COMPARE