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Flying to financial independence? The first story in a three-part Brant News series examines the financial viability of the Brantford Municipal Airport. As reporter Sean Allen discovered, the question of whether the airport can operate in the black elicits different responses from different city councillors. Future stories in the series will look at the financial viability of the Brantford Farmers’ Market and municipal golf operations.

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Around the world in four days Whether it was for the food, music or dance, people were lining up outside International Villages venues on Saturday night to get their last taste of the four-day cultural festival. The event was an overwhelming success, with festival passport and day pass sales up 15 per cent over last year. In total, there were about 121,700 visits to festival halls.

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Look inside for these flyers Nolan O’Connor and his dog, Hurley, have formed a special bond since coming into each other’s lives last month. Hurley is a service dog specially trained to work with children like Nolan, who live with autism. Read about their unique relationship and the important role of service dogs on Page 26 inside this week’s Brant News. Photo by Mike Machado, Brant News

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LAUREN BARON BRANT NEWS n Ontario court judge ordered a new trial for Six Nations activists Floyd and Ruby Montour after the couple appeared in court on Wednesday. The Six Nations residents were in court in relation to charges of mischief and breach of a court order laid by Brantford Police on Sept. 21, 2009, following a protest at Birkett Lane and Erie Avenue in Brantford. The pair turned themselves in to police on Sept. 29. Accompanied by her lawyer, Sarah Dover, Ruby Montour stood in court before Justice Kenneth Lenz and said she and her husband had been protesting, but didn’t believe they had acted without just cause or excuse. “It’s our right to protest on territory that we know is ours,” Montour said. “Not once did those developers come to us to show us that Six Nations people had sold the land.”

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Part of the ceiling in a downtown building where he stores his belongings collapsed after a washing machine overflowed in an overhead apartment. “I’m not in shape to move this or to hire somebody else and pay them,” Podiotis said,

tears streaming down his face. “This is my life. This is the last 56 years, the people I know, my friends, my relatives.” In February, Podiotis was the last person evicted from Colborne Street’s south side.

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owntown Paris was alive with activity on Saturday as local residents took in the first Downtown Paris Summertime Streetfest. Hundreds gathered in a

closed-off section of Grand River Street North to celebrate community, business and what the county town has to offer. The festival featured live music, dance performances and plenty more family fun.

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“Under those conditions my husband and I were defending our territory for future generations to live on. I go with good heart that I am right.” After hearing Montour speak, Lenz said he couldn’t’ proceed. “It’s clear to me that Mrs. Montour doesn’t feel morally guilty, but more clear that they feel they have colour of right because the land is legally theirs,” he said. “Because that’s their position, I can’t make a finding of guilt.” Colour of right is a legal concept that means there was an honest belief that the act was justifiable. In the case of the Montours, they believe that the land they were protesting on legally belongs to Six Nations. It was determined that a new trial should be set for

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would be “inappropriate” for him to preside over the trial and a new judge would have to take over. A pre-trial date has been set for Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. to determine how lengthy the proceedings will be. “The argument in question will take days, if not weeks,” Lenz said. Following the decision for a new trial, Floyd Montour said he was happy with the outcome. “Brantford doesn’t have a deed to the property,” he said. Ruby Montour said it was time for Six Nations people to be dealt with in a “good way.” “I think Six Nations people need justice for the land theft that’s so immense. It’s mind boggling how much territory has been taken away and how our people are being criminalized for defending it.”


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BRANTFORD – The number of people with a job in Brantford edged up in June for the first time in four months. The city’s unemployment rate fell to 10.8 per cent in June, from 11.8 per cent in May, according to statistics released by BrantJobs. The provincial unemployment rate stood at 8.3 per cent in June. While the city lost 1,000 part-time positions during the past three months, 1,500 full-time jobs were created.


Flying to financial independence? Report casts doubt on whether municipal airport can survive without taxpayer support Sean allen BRANT NEWS The following is the first story in a three-part series examining business plans for the city-owned Brantford Municipal Airport, Brantford Farmers’ Market and municipal golf operations.


hether or not the Brantford Municipal Airport can consistently operate in the black is a question that elicits different opinions from different city councillors. “If you have to consider the payback of capital dollars as an expense, I don’t think the airport can ever be sustainable,” Coun. Richard Carpenter said. A review of business plans proposed for three city operations currently funded by taxpayers finds some issues in the plans to make the Brantford Farmers’ Market, Brantford Municipal Airport and golf operations financially independent. All three operations run a deficit, which totalled almost $700,000 in 2009. The airport accounted for $130,000 of that money. Carpenter proposed a motion last year that called for all three operations to work toward financial independence from the city. “The city could set up management boards and hand over the keys,” Carpenter said. “We’ve put the capital in and we can say to the boards: ‘Now, you run it like a business.’” The three business plans were presented at budget meetings and referred to

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a third-party review. A financial auditor from Millard, Rouse and Rosebrugh L.L.P. went over the plans and offered comment on the viability of each operation to the city’s finance committee. The plan put forth by the Brantford Airport Board proposes new hangar construction, new fee rates for tenants, landing fees and fuel tax implementation, as well as investigating the possibility of selling surplus lands. The review of the airport plan notes that its success hinges on millions of dollars in capital investment by the city, which it said runs contrary to the goal of being self-sustainable. “It’ll take years to pay back all the capital,” Carpenter said. Coun. Greg Martin said councillors were well aware that capital dollars would be a part of plans to make the airport finically independent. “The $2 million for the aprons is needed now,” he said. Martin believes the airport is the only one of the three operations reviewed with a chance of being selfsustainable, having met it’s operating budget in the past. The review suggested the city take a look at the agreement currently in place with the Brantford Flying Club. “We have been told the club does not pay rent and in fact are paid $60,000 per year to manage the facility,” the Millard review said. Coun. John Bradford agreed there is a need to review the city’s agreement with the club. “The largest user of the airport pays the least

Coun. Greg Martin shows the crumbling apron at the Brantford Municipal Airport. amount of money,” he said. “That’s lost revenue.” Martin, who sits on the airport board, said he agrees that the deal with the flying club needs to be looked at. “It’s a very non-specific, month-to-month, contract,” Martin said. “We do need a realistic contract with the costs broken out properly.” Covering the shortfall As for the idea of adding a fuel tax and landing fees, the financial review suggests that move would only make up 10 per cent of the projected shortfall for 2010 and said other components of the proposal are far more significant. The report concludes by suggesting that the sale of

surplus lands at the airport might be worth exploring, but that such a move would require more investigation. Overall, the Millard review is suspect of whether the airport can operate without assistance from the taxpayer. “We do not believe that the board’s plan of action will lead to achieving financial independence,” the report said. Carpenter said the airport is an important asset for the city, but that the burden has to be taken off taxpayers. “I look to the County (of Brant) as needing to step up,” Carpenter said. “The majority of airport users live in the county and we are paying them something like $80,000

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a year in property tax.” County Coun. Brian Coleman said Brant County would love to contribute to funding the airport, in a perfect world. “But there is only so much money to go around,” Coleman said. Martin, who also chairs the city’s finance committee, said the three business plans are currently in the hands of staff for a thorough review. “They will come back with different options on what we can do with each of three entities,” he said. “But it may end up being a project for the new council.” Look for a story about the business plan for the Brantford Farmer’s Market in next week’s Brant News.



Emerson hired as county CAO PARIS – Paul Emerson is changing hats, but still remaining at the helm of a major organization in the region he calls home. The 57-year-old, who grew up in Paris and rose to the position of Grand River Conservation Authority chief administration officer has been hired as the County of Brant’s new CAO. He will take on the position in September. Mayor Ron Eddy announced the hiring decision to the county’s corporate development committee meeting on Monday night. “Paul is well respected and brings a wealth of experience to the position,” Eddy said in a news release. Emerson said he has mixed emotions about leaving the GRCA after 32 years with the organization. “But the opportunity to work in my home community came along and that might not have been there down the road,” Emerson said.

Michael Ignatieff to visit Brant BRANTFORD – The Brant Federal Liberal Association will welcome party leader Michael Ignatieff to Brant riding on July 25. Members of the public are invited to attend the event, which takes place at the Petofi Hall on Park Road beginning at 3 p.m. There is no cost to attend. Ignatieff’s main focus during his visit to Brant will be on the state of long term health care in Canada, but the Liberal leader will also take questions from the audience.

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Dutch fans watch the FIFA World Cup final at McGonagalls Pub in Brantford on Sunday. Photo by Tom Kennedy, Brant News Matthews didn’t have strong feelings about either team in the final, but felt the tournament as a whole was good. “I’ve enjoyed this one,” he said. “It’s been good because of the underdogs. It’s been very exciting.”

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he mood went from excitement – with shouts of “hup, hup Holland” filling the room – to silent disappointment on Sunday as local Dutch fans watched in dismay as Spain claimed its first-ever FIFA World Cup title.

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fter years of commentary about how he thinks the city should operate, local columnist and television host Tim Philp has decided to put his money where his mouth is. “It’s time I rolled up my sleeves and got to work,” Philp said last week after filing his nomination papers to run in the municipal election. Philp will run for a seat in Ward 5. “I’ve been to hundreds and hundreds of council meetings,” he said. “I’ve seen the deal making and I’ve seen how to get things done. I know the system well and I can make it work.” Philp made the decision to run following a hiatus from his weekly opinion column in the Brantford Expositor and television program on Rogers Cable. “The stars aligned for me to do this,” he said. Philp said one of his biggest priorities will be

C Former political columnist Tim Philp is running for city council in Ward 5. Photo by Sean Allen, Brant News

fighting one of his biggest frustrations as a reporter. “I have a bias toward public accountability and open government,” he said. “No more secret deals and no more major decisions done behind closed doors.” Philp, who also ran for office in the 2000 election, wants to aggressively take on the city’s budget and see if some services should be handled by the private sector. “There are too many sacred cows at city hall and it is time we took a much harder look at what we pay for.” Philp also suggests the creation of a heritage master plan for the city to preserve the “heritage that we have left.”

Although he has been critical of councillors at times through his columns and questions, Philp said he would have no problem working with any wardmate if elected. “We need to listen to the constituents and present a united view on their behalf,” he said. “I can work with anybody whether it be Marguerite (Ceschi-Smith) or (John) Bradford or whomever else.” Both Ward 5 incumbents, Bradford and Ceschi-Smith, have filed to run for office again. Aside from Philp and the two sitting councillors, the Ward 5 race also includes Dwight Ayerhart, Don Haddow, Frank More, Chris Markell and Steve Morris.

oun. Vince Bucci announced Tuesday he would seek another term as a Ward 2 councillor. Serving as a councillor from 1994 to 2003 and again during the current term of council, Bucci said he has taken a measured approach to issues. He said he is proud of his work as a ward councillor and advocating for more public consultation on council’s decisions. “I really enjoy helping people and participating in setting direction for the city,” Bucci said. “I think Ward 2 has been served well by myself and my wardmate.” Bucci’s wardmate, Coun. John Sless, is running for mayor in the upcoming election. Bucci said he looks forward to working with someone new, if constituents choose to re-elect him. “Hopefully, it can be someone very committed so we can advocate for the ward’s

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READ MORE ONLINE! MORE ONLINE! ID Tag: ID Tag: 8269 needs.” Already declared as Ward 2 candidates are John Cousins, James Ellis, Scott Challe, Rick Wright, Mary O’Grady and John Utley. Bucci said two of the biggest issues facing council provide a useful comparison when considering how the public should be involved in city decisions. “The waterfront master plan followed a good process,” he said. “You know that because it was unanimously endorsed by council.” But when it comes to the south side of Colborne

Street, Bucci said the process appalled people. “A proper consultation process should have been followed,” he said. Bucci’s vote in favour of demolition was because of what he feels is the dual role of a councillor. “You are there to articulate your views, but also the views of the people you represent,” he said. “At the end of the day, I voted for the demolition to go ahead because I feel the constituents of Ward 2 felt it was time to stop dragging it out.” One issue Bucci would like to see the next council tackle is the city’s relationships with the County of Brant and Six Nations. “We need to think outside the box,” Bucci said. “This council has taken traditional positions, but we need to take a step back.” An economic development partnership would be a good start, Bucci said. “Ultimately, jobs have no boundaries. If we can assist the county in landing a company, we should do that.”


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on local school boards, who have more traditional campaign platforms. Adult educator Vincent Shiu takes an opposing stance to Jones. He’s running for Catholic board trustee in the City of Brantford and sees declining enrolment and a decrease in Catholic school supporters as challenges for the board. “Upon election…I will

work collaboratively both locally and at the provincial level in addressing these issues as a community,” Shiu said. Running for re-election on the Catholic board is current board chair and 10-year board veteran June Szeman. If elected, she’d like to see the continuation of new school construction, continued work toward meeting

the academic goals set for students taking EQAO tests, continued efforts with governance Bill 177 and further work on finding a balance for the new early learning program. “I have past educational experience,” Szeman said. “I have been an educator before I retired and I feel that I have some expertise that I can bring to decision-making in

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teve Morris, the eighth candidate to seek a city council seat in Ward 5, wants to offer voters a chance to choose fiscal restraint. “I believe that council has made a lot of wasteful decisions in the past few years,” Morris said. “Consultants have been paid a lot of taxpayer money every year to tell council what staff wants them to hear.” Morris, a landlord who has lived in Brantford for 25 years, said the city should not be undertaking capital projects that aren’t absolutely necessary. “Capital projects have been frivolous and foisted on the taxpayers by special interest groups,” he said. “We have a chance to do proper maintenance and not go chasing pie in the sky. Our roads need to be fixed.” Morris said the Brantford Tourism Centre is an example of wasted capital, suggesting the number of visitors don’t nearly justify the expense. When it comes to some big-ticket projects, like the

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Annual gross expenditure up by $62 million since 2005... annual assessment growth down from $3 million to $1.5 million. Steve Morris As proof of his commitment to saving taxpayers money, Morris said he would not accept his council wages. “If you elect me, I will work for free,” he said.

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ity of Brantford and County of Brant candidates for the public and separate school boards are off and running in the 2010 municipal election campaign. The most controversial among them is Peter Jones, running for Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk Catholic District School Board trustee in the City of Brantford. His platform? To have the catholic school system eliminated. “I’m not a hot-headed activist,” Jones said. “This is just so fundamentally wrong that it has to be changed. It’s religious discrimination.” Currently, the status of Jones’ candidacy is uncertain, as the Ontario Catholic School Trustees Association and the Brant-HaldimandNorfolk Catholic District School Board want him declared ineligible to run because they say he is not Catholic. But Jones last week produced a certificate of baptism during an interview with Brant News. So far, there are five other candidates in the city and county running for seats

that regard.” Running for public trustee in the City of Brantford is retired principal David Dean, who spent nine years with the Ontario Principals’ Council. Dean also cites Early Learning among top issues that need to be addressed, along with finding money for education during a period of provincial deficits. “I’m knowledgeable about education, I’m very enthusiastic about publicly funded education, which I think is the key to our success as a nation, and I think it’s very important that high quality public education is maintained and improved,” Dean said. Also running for public trustee in the City of Brantford is Faye M. Sanderson, who has 11 nieces and nephews currently enrolled in board schools. She considers herself a practical innovator and said she wants to help bring parents and teachers together and take a look at what the board can do to better prepare children for adult life. “We are looking at a working world that children are going to go into that none of us can guess what it is. We certainly need to do what



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stint working in the Gulf of Mexico, Brantford resident John Theurer expressed his frustration. “There are dead birds everywhere because they ingest the oil when they try to preen their feathers,” he said.“ And it smells awful.” Crews from Theurer’s company, Ground Force Environmental Inc., are on rotating shifts to help supervise clean-up of the massive British Petroleum oil spill.



he Ontario Catholic School Trustees Association and the Brant-HaldimandNorfolk Catholic District School Board want a controversial candidate declared ineligible for nomination in the municipal election because they say he is not Catholic. Peter Jones is running for Catholic school board trustee on a platform to abolish separate school boards in Ontario. Jones believes it is a violation of human rights to have publicly funded religious education and that amalgamating public and Catholic boards makes sense. A letter sent to the city clerk’s office through lawyers for the OCSTA and the BHNCDSB contains a list of reasons why they believe Jones is not Roman Catholic. “Based on comments that Mr. Jones has made, there is reason to believe that he may not be eligible to run,” said Kevin Kobus, executive director of the OCSTA.

The Diamond Divas perform during the Downtown Paris Summertime Streetfest on Saturday.

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s buildings on the south side of Colborne Street come down, Six Nations’ frustration with what it says is a lack of consultation is heating up.

Elected council Chief Bill Montour is calling on Brantford to consult with Six Nations regarding expropriation of lands in the city’s downtown. “It’s tremendously important that our communities communicate on

development where there is an unresolved Six Nations interest,” Montour said. “Among the 41 properties expropriated...are several lots in the Six Nations’ Nathan Gage lands.”

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iting unfinished business, Coun. John Bradford is seeking to serve another term on Brantford city council in Ward 5. Bradford filed his nomina-

tion papers on Wednesday morning. In December 2009, city council suspended Bradford’s pay for 90 days as a penalty for violating its code of conduct following complaints of harassment.

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owntown Paris was alive with activity on Saturday as local residents took in the inaugural Downtown Paris Summertime Streetfest. Hundreds gathered in a closed-off section of Grand River Street North to celebrate community, business and what the quaint county town has to offer. The festival featured live music, dance performances, a jumping castle and hydro truck bucket rides, taking those brave enough high into the air to see Paris from above. Lisa Dalpe, chair of the Paris Business Improvement Association, said the festival was all about showcasing downtown Paris. “We had a very successful Christmas event and



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we decided to copy it in the summer,” she said. “We have a thriving downtown and it’s nice to show it off.” The Streetfest featured businesses located on the closed-off street, as well as surrounding business, with stalls displaying their wares. Along with bargain shopping and family-friendly activities, attendees were entertained by karaoke by the Diamond Divas and group dance routines by the

C.O.R.E Dance Project. Harley resident Michelle Potts drove to Paris with her two-year-old son, Bryce, to do some shopping, not even realizing the festival was on. “I love it,” she said. “There’s quite a few people.” Dalpe said the event would likely become an annual event. “It’s been very successful,” she said. “We’re hoping to make it an annual thing and we probably will.”

Brant County council votes to pave TH&B trail

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early 40 people packed County of Brant council chambers last week in anticipation of a vote on whether or not to pave a section of the TH&B trail from Burtch Road to Jenkins Road. Oakland and Scotland residents in favour of paving the trail got their wish, with council voting 10-1 in favour of the move. In a presentation to council, Oakland resident Rachel Zuidervliet said the benefits would be endless. “My friends, family and

myself regularly use the trail system to bicycle, walk and rollerblade and generally enjoy this quiet, safe and scenic corridor,” Zuidervliet said. “Paved trails make it much easier for children and seniors to ride (bicycles) farther and receive the maximum physical benefit.” Residents presented a petition with 400 signatures in support of the trail being paved. Using stimulus funding provided by the federal and provincial governments, along with $500,000 kicked in by the Brant Waterways Foundation, Brant’s TH&B trail will now be entirely paved. About $300,000 of the total $1.5 million in funding

will be used for the OaklandScotland section. Not all members of council were convinced the trail should be paved. Coun. Brian Coleman was the sole “no” vote, saying council originally decided not to pave the section so that it could remain multipurpose, particularly for those who ride horses. “At public meetings, it was decided to leave it as a multi-purpose trail,” Coleman said. “I can not support this.” Coleman said Brant’s many horse enthusiasts are a source of revenue for the county and their enjoyment of the trails should be considered.




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Left: Performers at the Hungarian village take part in a traditional dance. Right: MPP Dave Levac, Frank Wdowczyk, village ambassador Daniela Dabrowski, MP Phil McColeman and Mayor Mike Hancock take part in a ceremonial cutting of the kielbasa at the Polish Polonaise village. Photos by Sean Allen, Brant News

Around the world in four days Thousands celebrate cultural diversity at 36th annual International Villages Festival Tom Kennedy BRANT NEWS


eremiah Pacey was one of thousands who jumped at the opportunity to sample the world at the 37th annual

International Villages Festival. Pacey, a Brantford resident, has attended the villages for the past five years. He brought his wife and three children with him Saturday to sample some of

their favourites before the festival wrapped up. “We love the Phillipino, the Indian and the Guyanese villages,” he said. “They’re all really good, so it’s hard to pick.” Whether it was for the

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food, music or dance, people were lining up outside village venues on Saturday night to get their last taste of the four-day celebration of Brantford’s cultural diversity. The festival was an overwhelming success, with festival passport and day pass sales up 15 per cent over last year. In total, there were about 121,700 visits to festival halls. At the Brantford Air Force Club on Grey Street, people were lined up around the corner to get into the Scottish village, where festival attendees savoured the flavour of haggis and listened

to pipe music. Richard Casey, chair of the Scottish village, said attendance at this year’s festival was the best he’s seen. “We are having a heck of a time,” Casey said. “We’ve had about 1,400 people over the four days. I think this would probably be our busiest year.” At the Hungarian village on Albion Street, dancing and food were the main attractions, as spectators took in traditional dances performed to Hungarian music. Rosemary Biro attended the Hungarian village every night of the four-day

festival. Biro is a Brantford resident, but her husband is originally from Hungary so the village was close to her heart. “The food has been fantastic,” she said. “Also, the dancers are very traditional.” Back at the Philippine village, Pacey and his family made the most of the last night of the festival, which proved to them that there’s a whole world to discover within their community. “There’s dancing, great food and meeting new people,” Pacey said. “It’s a nice way to connect with all the cultures here.”

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ulturally diverse” may not be the first words that come to mind when one thinks of Brantford, but the International Villages Festival proves our city is truly a mosaic of cultures. Last Wednesday to Saturday, Brant’s cultural communities showcased the best they have to offer at 14 locations across the city during the 37th International Villages Festival. There were more than 121,000 visits to village halls this year, with festival patrons enjoying a diverse and colourful array of entertainment, exhibits and, of course, food and drink. The International Villages Festival got its start 37 years ago to mark the 100th anniversary of Alexander Graham Bell’s invention of the telephone, with the first festival featuring Dutch, Ukrainian, Polish, German, Italian and Hungarian villages. This year’s event featured 14 villages, proving that our city continues to grow in cultural diversity. As well as long-time favourites, the villages festival now offers a taste of Guyanese, Muslim, Indian, Philippino and Latin American cultures. As people from more and more cultural communities make Brantford home, the villages serve as a way to show our city values its cultural diversity, which too often lies beneath the surface in daily life. Many long-time city residents have been attending the villages since they were children. Lisa Cupoli, a member of the Italian village committee and a teacher at St. John’s College, is one of them. While talking with Brant News reporter Lauren Baron, she touched on one of the most impressive aspects of the festival: the role it plays in educating young citizens. “My favourite part is...seeing our kids take an active interest in cultures other than their own,” Cupoli said. “It’s really inspiring.” If the lineups and large crowds at village halls are any indication, it’s not only the young that embrace the opportunity to learn during the festival. Whether it was for dance, music, food or cultural displays, local residents were enthusiastic about the villages this year, with festival passport and day pass sales up 15 per cent compared to 2009. Here’s hoping the festival continues to grow in coming years. The International Villages Festival is a uniquely “Brantford” event and one city residents should take great pride in. The festival not only showcases our cultural diversity, it is a way for us to come together and gain a better understanding of each other, making us a stronger community.

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County citizens and Waterways supporters make trail vision reality Congratulations to Brant County citizens, especially from the Scotland, Oakland and Mt. Pleasant areas. These are the people who wrote letters, did presentations and attended county council meetings to make sure the new TH&B rail trail would be a first-rate section of the Trans Canada Trail. These citizens wanted the same hard surface trail for their families as council had approved for the section that was finished south of Shellard Lane to Burtch Road in Mt. Pleasant. County Council has approved a paved trail from there to the Brant-Norfolk boundary at Jenkins Road. What a fine example of democracy at work! The money was already available in the approved federal and provincial infrastructure grant to Brant Waterways Foundation to do this. The Foundation had applied last year for the funds needed to construct this link. The $1.5-million project was approved, but it should be noted that, although the federal and provincial governments each provided $500,000 to the project, Brant Waterways also contributed $500,000. Since its inception in 1988, Brant Waterways has provided more than $3 million to projects and programs that

“preserve, protect, restore and improve the natural water resources and their adjacent lands” in the area. Usually, the foundation provides $60,000 to $80,000 to local eligible projects. The $500,000 commitment to a single project is the most ambitious undertaking by Brant Waterways. To accomplish this has impacted the foundation’s interest-generating capital. This must be replaced. For that reason, not only should the citizens who raised their voices to councillors to assure the job will be done right be commended, credit too must be given to the individuals and companies. They have given generously in recent months and continue to give to help the foundation with its $500,000 commitment. Kudos to them! Mary Welsh Brantford

Protect your pets from danger of hot weather Once again, it’s the time of year for sun worshipers to get outside and soak up the sun. For animals though, it’s an entirely different story. Every pet is a potential victim of summer heat. One of the most common causes of heat stroke is leaving an animal in a hot car. A little heat outside the car can quickly make it very hot inside. On a summer day of

only 85 degrees, for example, even keeping the windows slightly open won’t stop the inside temperature from climbing to 102 degrees in 10 minutes, to 120 degrees in 20 minutes. A dog whose body temperature rises to 107 or 108 degrees will within a very short time suffer brain damage or die from heatstroke or suffocation. The inside temperature of the car is too hot for anyone, especially your dog or cat. Dogs and cats suffer from heat stroke more easily because they do not sweat like people do. They don’t have an efficient way to cool themselves down. If they are panting, it may be because they need oxygen because they’ve been exercising, or it may mean they are trying to get rid of built-up heat in their bodies. According to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, loud, rapid panting is one of the first signs of heat exhaustion. Even exercising in hot weather can be hazardous to your pet. If your pet becomes

overheated, you must lower its body temperature immediately. Move your pet into the shade and apply cool (not cold) water all over the body, gradually lowering the body temperature. Apply ice packs or cold towels to your pet’s head, neck and chest only. Let your pet drink small amounts of cool water or lick ice cubes. And most importantly, take your pet to a veterinarian right away: It could save their life. If you see an animal in a car exhibiting any signs of heat stress, call your local animal care agency or police department immediately. Taking your pet for a ride may seem like fun, but many pets prefer to spend time with you in the comfort and safety of home. Please do not leave your pet in a car (even with the windows down a bit) for any length of time. It could be a matter of life and death. Show them just how much you love them by leaving them at home. They’ll be so grateful you did. Donna Deyne

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More heartache for south side evictee John Podiotis, finds adjusting to new life a difficult experience

flower planters that line the entryway to the building. More flowers bloom on his small balcony. But stress is taking a toll on his health and Podiotis undergoes regular chiropractic and acupuncture treatments to help him walk. “It’s like they cut my wings,” he said. “I can’t sleep, I can’t eat. I lost my freedom, I lost something I built, so I come downtown every day to say goodbye.” Carefully stepping around plaster, plywood, nails and beams after discovering the ceiling collapse on Monday,

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PARIS – Trails on private property in Barker’s Bush will no longer be accessible to the public due to insurance liability, according to a letter to County of Brant council. In a letter dated June 23, James Hitchon, of Waterous Holden Amey Hitchon, said public use of the trails leaves two property owners – Steve Kulmatycky and Dominic Zavarella – open to insurance liability. The letter also said eliminating public access to the trails isn’t a permanent move. “We are working with the parks and recreation staff to attempt to come to an agreement for a license of the trail from Lions Park to the (Penman’s Pass) footbridge so that this access can remain open,” Hitchon said. The trails are part of a



swelled and he is under a doctor’s care. “My feet are swollen because the very last day they made me stand outside in below zero temperatures,” he said. “I ask for two more days to move out. I ask to find a home where I can be happy. I think I deserved to have time. That was all I asked of them.” Podiotis was denied access back into his apartment despite a plea to city hall for more time to move. He stood outside the building, watching as movers took away his belongings in

February. “That’s the attitude they showed me after so many years,” Podiotis said. “To take your shoes, your socks, your belongings. I never expected the City of Brantford to do that to me. I only asked for time, I didn’t ask for money. Just time to find a house.” Colourful flowers, shrubbery, vegetables and fruit trees blossomed at the rear of Podiotis’ Colborne Street property for years, earning him a downtown improvement award from the city. Now living in an Echo Place

large area that has been the subject of significant public debate, with some members of the public opposed to the property’s potential development. Kulmatycky and Zavarella are seeking to develop much of the property into a subdivision, but have said they would like the trails to be turned over to the county for public use.

scene. A 32-year-old Brantford man was picked up on the side of the road by police and taken to Brantford General Hospital. He was released into police custody and charged with assault with a weapon and mischief under $5,000.

Knife fight results in charges County of Brant OPP have laid charges after investigating an incident on McBay Road Tuesday morning. Police were called at 8 a.m. to investigate a reported stabbing and were advised upon arrival that two men had been fighting, with a knife involved in the altercation. Police found one man inside the residence with minor injuries and were told another man had fled the

Citizens sought for economic advisory group PARIS – The County of Brant is seeking nine citizens to become members of an economic advisory committee. The focus of the committee will be business growth, strengthening the local economy and sustaining the county’s high quality of life, according to a press release issued by the county. Applications and the terms of reference for the committee can be found at Application deadline is July 23.




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till struggling to come to grips with a forced eviction from his downtown apartment in February, John Podiotis, 79, faced another devastating blow Monday. Part of the ceiling in a downtown building where he stores his belongings collapsed after a washing machine overflowed in an overhead apartment. “I’m not in shape to move this or to hire somebody else and pay them,” Podiotis said, tears streaming down his face. “This is my life. This is the last 56 years, the people I know, my friends, my relatives. These are sentimental things.” In February, Podiotis was the last person to be evicted from Colborne Street’s south side as crews moved in to prepare expropriated buildings for demolition. He was also the only homeowner evicted as part of the expropriation process. From 1952 until 1978, Podiotis operated The Athena restaurant at 75 Colborne St. Leaning heavily on the cane he now uses to walk, Podiotis appears anguished. Since moving from Colborne Street, he has lost 35 pounds, his ankles have

Podiotis picked through his furniture, paintings, china and other items as two workers hired by an insurance company swept up debris. “All my life is here,” Podiotis said while clutching a box of matches bearing the logo of his former restaurant. “Now, it’s filled with water. “Expropriation means if the city wants to expropriate a person’s private property they should expropriate for a reasonable notice. Now, our history is gone and they don’t even have a plan in place.”



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Randy Coulter says City Sign’s move from the south side of Colborne Street will be beneficial for business in the long term. Photo by Mike Machado, Brant News housed a thriving business quickly became a pile of rubble as excavators tore the former location of his City Sign business down brick by brick. “It was a mixed reaction for me,” Coulter said. “After 18 years of doing business there it was hard to see it go down. But there wasn’t a lot of regret. I wasn’t near tears or anything. It was just ‘wow, this is actually happening.’” Coulter is one of several downtown business owners and residents forced to leave after the city expropriated buildings on the south side of Colborne Street. For Coulter and City Sign, there is life after the south side. “Things here are pretty good,” he said during an interview at City Sign’s new 35 Henry St. location. “All in all, we’re in a better facility and we’re capable of doing more work from this site. In the long term, it will be more beneficial for us.” The move from Colborne Street wasn’t without turmoil, however. City Sign had to leave earlier than

expected when vandals tore copper piping out of the building and caused significant flooding. “When we came in to work one morning, water was pouring out of the front door,” Coulter said. “We were out of business that day, right there, right then.” Since then, City Sign has struggled to regain its profile in the community after being a highly visible fixture in the downtown core. “The visibility, the rent, those are things you just can’t match from that location,” Coulter said. “We’ve lost a lot of the walk-in traffic and the casual customer because they have no idea where we are now.” While Coulter wasn’t against the south side demolition, he doesn’t feel he or other businesses forced from the core were treated fairly by the city. “I did business there for 18 years and they forced us to move,” he said. “That says to me that they should pay for the move and the expenses that go along with it. I was never against the demoli-

tion, but I am most definitely against the procedure. They didn’t do their due diligence. They had no idea what they were doing with us.” Coulter recently received compensation from the city for the forced move, but says it won’t cover the cost of promoting his new address. Coulter believes the downtown core can be a thriving centre and should offer a mix of services that complement Wilfrid Laurier and Nipissing universities. “In the long term, I’m sure it is going to be good for the city as long as they have a plan in place,” he said. “There is no question about it: the university is probably the best thing to happen to this city in 15 years.” Although he has issues with the way the expropriation took place, Coulter does feel it will mean a brighter future. “I’m all for seeing progress. Our building was always full and it was a solid building, but the location kind of nixed that. If you want to redevelop, it’s hard to do around one building.”

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Fencing fun at Doug Snooks Ever wondered what it’s like to have a real sword fight? Brant News videographer Eric Lloyd attended a fencing class at Doug Snooks Community Centre last week to capture some sword-fighting fun during the summer break.

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Above: Twelve local Special Olympics athletes will compete at the 2010 National Summer Games in London this week. Below: The athletes were presented with both a City of Brantford and Ontario flag. The flags were presented by Coun. John Bradford and MPP Dave Levac. Photos by Mike Machado, Brant News

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rantford’s Christine Wilson was spoiled for choice earlier this year. The Special Olympics athlete needed to decide whether she would compete in swimming or track and field at nationals. It was a difficult choice for the 33-year-old. She is competitive in both sports, but eventually chose track and field. On Monday, Wilson and 11 other athletes from Brantford and area boarded a Via Rail train destined for London and the 2010 National Summer Games. “I chose track and field because my whole family is going to be coming to watch me,” Wilson said. “I’ll come home with gold hopefully.” The athletes were given an official send off at the Brant-

ford train station, with a presentation of both a City of Brantford and Ontario flag, given by Coun. John Bradford and MPP Dave Levac. The national competition is a qualifier for the 2011 Special Olympics World

Summer Games, which will be held in Athens, Greece. Wilson qualified for nationals after winning gold in the 200, 400 and 800 metre track events at provincials in Windsor. She hoped to put on a strong performance in

London to qualify for her first world games. In the mix of athletes competing for Ontario, Special Olympics Ontario-Brantford is sending seven track and field athletes, along with a powerlifter, five-pin competi-

tor, 10-pin competitor and two swimmers. Swimmer Ken Ronson, 46, was introduced to the water shortly after he was born and has been training hard in preparation for nationals. His mother, Karen Kovacs, said Ronson had some jitters earlier in the day, but it wasn’t nerves so much as anticipation of the competition. “He was pacing this morning,” she said. “But he’s excited, not nervous.” In all, 12 local Special Olympics athletes and three local coaches will represent Team Ontario at the nationals, which run from July 13 to 17. Competing on behalf of Team Ontario from Brantford and area are: Betty Farr, Christine Doctor, Colleen Vale, Ken Ronson, Stephen Slezsak, Luke Brown, Nicole Brown, Joanna Young, David Hutcheon, Christine Wilson, Reisha Baxter and Richard Ward.

Red Sox win third straight The Brantford Red Sox claimed their third-straight win in Intercounty Baseball League action last Friday. The Sox, currently in first place with 20 wins and nine losses, defeated the Hamilton Thunderbirds 4-2 at Arnold Anderson Stadium. Since then, the Sox have dropped a 7-6 decision on the road to the Toronto Maple Leafs and had a home game against the Barrie Baycats rained out. On Wednesday, the Sox were scheduled to face the London Majors.

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Galaxy reserves crush Hamilton goal 40 minutes in when he received a cross-field kick and volleyed it into the net. Hamilton Croatia’s only goal in the first came from a penalty kick, after Galaxy goaltender Kyle Grootenboer collided with a player in the box. The Galaxy led 2-1 at halftime. The Galaxy continued to mount waves of attack in the second, sending numerous chances to their strikers. The home team tallied a further three goals in the second half, two through Mark Reilly and one from Mark Bijman off his head from a corner-kick cross. The Galaxy reserve squad’s next home game is

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Harlequins to host UK team The Brantford Harlequins first-grade men’s team will host Durham University of the United Kingdom on July 20 at 7 p.m. at George Jones Fields on Powerline Road. Harlequins coach Dave Knowles expects the game to be a tough contest, with the team having previously produced three British Lions captains.

Mustangs first-annual golf tourney Brantford Collegiate Institute will host its 1st annual Mustang Golf Tournament at Northridge Public Golf Course on Aug. 28. The tournament fee is $125, which includes green fees, power cart, lunch, dinner, prizes and gifts. Proceeds will go to support programs for staff and students at BCI. Contact Lynn Haylock

Szoke appears unstoppable Brantford’s Jordan Szoke appears unstoppable in the Parts Canada Superbike Championship after claiming yet another victory on the roads. Szoke claimed victory in the fifth round of the championship at Mosport International Raceway in Bowmanville on the weekend.

Rebels take 2-0 semifinal series The Six Nations Rebels junior B lacrosse team has taken a 2-0 lead in its Western Conference semifinal series with a 10-2 road win over the Orangeville Northmen. Rebels’ scoring machine Wayne VanEvery led the team with a hat-trick. The

Sharp ties for 48th The Brantford Golf and Country Club’s golf trio of Jennifer Kirby, Alena Sharp and Nicole Vandermade have finished competition at the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open Championship. While Kirby and Vandermade, who were competing in their first U.S. Women’s Open, failed to advance after two rounds of competition, Sharp made the cut and went on to finish tied for 48th. Kirby finished tied for 114th and Vandermade finished tied for 147th.

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“It’s really an honour for us to have it. It was really emotional for me.” Probert attended Brantford’s CNIB golf tournament twice, in 2004 and 2005. Also auctioned on Tuesday, the last day of the tournament, was a signed

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A Detroit Red Wings jersey signed by Bob Probert was auctioned for $1,600 at the Brantford Golf and Country Club Tuesday.

Sidney Crosby Canadian Olympic hockey jersey, a signed Number 99 Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers jersey, a goalie stick signed by Johnny Bower and a painting by Simon Stallwood of the famed 13th hole at Augusta National Golf Club. The 18th annual Walter Gretzky CNIB Celebrity Golf Classic raised a total $75,000, through registration fees, silent and live auctions and a $10,000 donation by Wayne Gretzky. The money will go toward annual education scholarships for visually impaired students. The tournament was again sold-out and featured some sports royalty, including Marty McSorley, John Bower, Bob Pulford, Jordan Szoke and Billy Bridges. The Brantford Golf and Country Club leg is just one of eight Walter Gretzky golf tournaments held across the country annually. Each year, the Walter and Wayne scholarship presents 20 students with $3,000 and two with $5,000 scholarships. The program brings in about $500,000 a year and while there are other initiatives that also contribute to the charity, Finucin said the golf tournament continued to make its mark. “We’re surprised that it’s managed to keep its longevity, because golf tournaments come and go. “This one is just a classic. It truly is.”

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“He said ‘Bob wanted me to give (the jersey) to you.’ We got it and the next day (Probert) died.” The jersey was auctioned at the Brantford Golf and Country Club Wednesday and fetched $1,600 from bidder Jeff Goreski. Goreski has sponsored and attended the Brantford golf event for the last eight years and always leaves with at least one jersey. The 45-year-old resient of Thornhill is an avid collector of memorabilia said he spends anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000 a year on collectible items. This year he bid on and took home signed jerseys of Steve Yzerman, Martin Brodeur, Patrick Roy and Probert. Goreski couldn’t believe how cheap the Probert jersey went for, as he had expected to pay about $10,000 for it. “I was very surprised,” he said. “I think they need to move the auction to a bigger venue like Toronto, if they want to make more money from it. I think the Probert jersey would have gone from anywhere between $10,000 and $15,000.” Regardless of the cost, Goreski was just happy to add the notorious Probert to his collection of around 30 jerseys. “I really loved Bob Probert as a player,” he said. “He was tough as nails, but he was a very clean player. It’s unfortunate because of his passing, his jerseys will never be



ill Williams has seen a lot of boxing since he moved to Brantford in 1968. But he believes there have never been as many local boxers on a card as there will be Friday. At least eight Brantford fighters will take to the ring on July 16 for the eighth annual Friday Night Fights Under the Lights at the Knights of Columbus on Catherine Avenue. “I don’t think there’s ever been eight or nine Brantford boxers on one local fight card,” Williams said. “I’m almost sure that’s a first.” The annual fights under lights card brings spectators to an outdoor venue for a series of amateur fights, with live music to boot. This year, Williams said he could draw from about 15 fights, but would likely cull the list to about 12. Williams said the growth of the show and the number

John Mercante, 23, works the bag at the Brantford Black Eye Boxing Club. of local fighters on the card was a testament to the popularity of the sport in the city. “It just shows the interest in boxing,” he said. “It’s growing and growing. The club’s getting bigger and more people want to compete.” The main event this year will feature local boxer John

Mercante, who Williams is grooming to move from amateur to professional fighting in the cruiser-weight division within the next year. Mercante, a compact 212 pounds, will face Bob Sullivan of Durham to close the night. “If I like what I see, he’ll probably go professional in

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rantford Inter-City Soccer Under-13 boys’ team recently hosted the first rounds of the Ontario Cup, with nine teams participating. Some of the best under-13 players in Ontario were on view. Ajax Venom won the tournament with a record of four wins, no losses, scoring 26 goals and one conceded. The tournament was rated a big success by the teams. This was due to the hard work of our volunteers. The team would like to thank Bev and Karina Anderson, Steve Appleby, Maria Birkett, Kit Cho, Florence Chemazo,

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Western Ontario singles gold medal and was seeded 3rd in the boys doubles for Ontario. He competes in both Provincial and National levels for badminton and the last two years he has traveled to OFSSA to represent Assumption College for badminton. Brandin has been part of the Assumption Student Council for the past two years, he participated in the HOBY leadership program and has been involved in the Sears Drama Festival play Bang Bang You’re Dead at Assumption advancing to the regionals and winning the Adjudicator award.

He tutors grade 8 students and last year received an academic excellence award. This year he will be receiving the award for dramatic arts for maintaining the highest mark in the school at 99%. Brandin is a dedicated and hardworking honor roll student who maintains a 91% average. In the future he plans to continue his education at the University of Waterloo to study optometry, and one day become an ophthalmologist. He hopes that his high marks will result in him getting scholarships and bursaries for university. Congratulations Brandin and good luck.

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Brantford Galaxy SC firstdivision players Drazen Vukovic and Miodrag Anjelkovic are currently attending training sessions with Major League Soccer team Toronto FC. Vukovic and Andjelkovic are imports to the Canadian Soccer League and have caught the eye of TFC, according to Galaxy managing director Gerry Crnic. “They’ll be training with the guys all week,” he said. “There seems to be some interest. I went to the training yesterday and they looked pretty good.” In other Galaxy news, former player Drazen Govic, who recently signed with Croatian team HNK Sibenik, will play in his first UEFA Europa League game against Anorthosis Famagusta FC of Cyprus tomorrow. While the Galaxy’s Zoran Roglic is still in talks with a European club, the Brantford team is wasting no time finding replacements for Roglic and Govic. The Galaxy have brought in Croatians Marin Vidovic and Domogoj Beslic, who will likely play for the first-division team this Sunday against Hamilton Croatia at Lions Park at 7 p.m.

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erforming on the Vans Warped Tour had been a dream of Brantford drummer Andrew Whiting. On Friday, the dream came true. “It was definitely the best

day of my life,” Whiting said. “It was awesome.” Whiting, along with his pop-punk band, Victory, Sweet Victory, were chosen to perform on the Ernie Ball Stage during the Warped Tour’s stop in Toronto. The opportunity came through an online battle of the bands, which saw 500 bands from Toronto and area competing for votes. The top 100 bands went to a panel of judges, who narrowed it down to just five. Members of Victory, Sweet Victory found out they were chosen just one week before the scheduled performance. “We were so stoked,” Whiting said. The band, which also includes vocalist Anthony Parry, PJ Rankin on bass,

Brad Caswell on guitar and now ex-guitarist Eric Bonus, played in front of a crowd of 150 people during a midafternoon set at the day-long Warped festival. “I finally see how Gene Simmons (of Kiss) never drank or smoked because he played every night,” Whiting said. “It was definitely a rush.” The show was the last for Bonus, who decided to leave the band. For Whiting, playing on the Ernie Ball stage was a career highlight. “It destroys the shows we normally play. We’ve played bigger shows with 300 plus people, but everyone knows Warped Tour. If you’re in a band, you want to do Warped Tour.”

While he may have reached his goal, Whiting said playing one show isn’t enough. He hopes to eventually find himself as a tour headliner playing at every stop. “I don’t want to be a one hit wonder,” he said. “I want to be like U2 or Blink 182.” Coming off the high of the Warped Tour performance, Victory, Sweet Victory is not ready to slow down. The band is looking for a new guitarist and plans on writing as much as they can so they can come out with a new album. The band is also in talks with Much Music, but Whiting isn’t ready to provide details. “There are big things coming up next,” he said.

huck Mangione, a “consummate” musician who has been thrilling audiences for more than 50 years, will headline the third annual Brantford International Jazz Festival in September. “We’re absolutely thrilled,” said festival chair Frank DiFelice. “The last time I saw him perform, from the very first down beat, it was a total musical evening.” Mangione is an award-winning flugelhorn and trumpet player. DiFelice anticipates a full house when he takes the Sanderson Centre stage Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. “Over the years, he has been able to sustain quite a following,” DiFelice said. “With the kind of music that he plays, I think it is going to be a wonderful evening and I think it will be very much a magical evening.” Mangione first attracted attention while playing with his brother, Gap Mangione, in their band The Jazz Brothers. He is touted as a performer with boundless energy and unabashed enthusiasm, whose trumpet playing style is much like that of

Dizzy Gillespie. He refers to Gillespie as his “musical father.” After attending the Eastman School of Music, Mangione released his first solo album. He left home to play in the Jazz Messengers with Art Blakey and later returned to Eastman as director of the school’s jazz ensemble. Mangione signed a recording contract with Mercury records, releasing Grammy nominated albums like Hill Where the Lord Hides and Land of Make Believe. After signing with A&M Records, her delivered two successful releases, Chase the Clouds Away, which was used as background music for the 1976 Olympics, and Bellavia, which earned him his first Grammy. Over the years, Man Mangione received more awards and accolades for releases like Feels So Good and The Children of Sanchez. A younger generation knows Mangione as the celebrity spokesperson for Mega-lo-mart on Fox TV’s King of the Hill. “I think Chuck would certainly be consummate,” DiFelice said. “He would appeal to everyone, even to the younger people today.” For tickets to Mangione’s Sanderson Centre performance, call 1-800-265-0710 or 519-758-8090.

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Rock ‘n’ roll revitalization at the Ford Plant Robb McKay BRANT NEWS



eople passing by the south side of Colborne Street these days can clearly see that Brantford’s downtown revitalization program has begun. However, one could argue that program began in some part almost eight years ago, if they adopt a more “rock ’n’ roll” point of view. Across the street from the

now empty section of south Colborne is the Ford Plant. And if the gig there this past Friday night is any indication, live music with youthful exuberance will remain a part of the city’s revitalized core. Located on the corner of King and Colborne streets, the Ford Plant has served as a not-for-profit live music venue for independent bands and like-minded established artists since 2002. Founded by local musician Tim Ford, he and his bandmates in The

Racoon Wedding still host showcases there, keeping the corner building alive and kicking out the jams. Last Friday night’s lineup boasted the return of the Zoobombs to the Ford Plant for a third time. While that band name is likely to prompt many “never heard of them” responses, adding another gig from the energetic Japanese foursome to the list of Ford Plant alumni can definitely be considered one more feather in the venue’s cap. That alumni list already includes the likes of Arcade Fire, Blue Rodeo, The Constantines, Tokyo Police Club and Owen Pallett. Pallett, who was recently named to the short list of 2010 Polaris Music Prize nominees, packed the place this past February despite a blizzard. The Zoobombs remain a consistent draw in the concert club circuits of major markets like Toronto, years after similar buzz bands have come and gone. From the opening notes of the Tokyo rockers’ thunderous intro jam on Friday night, it


was clear that Don Matsuo and company felt comfortable in the Ford Plant confines as they swirled together a potent 60-minute set. Matsuo’s screamadelic vocals and fuzzed-out guitar were reigned in by the Zoobombs’ driving rhythm section and keyboardist, allowing the band to switch gears from an up-tempo as-

sault to a weathered bluesy drone with boogie-rock flourishes. The Racoon Wedding took a cue from their Japanese guests, delivering a batch of tunes with a restless energy that perfectly suited the Ford Plant’s hazy summer-soaked atmosphere. Tim Ford’s tip-toe intense vocal delivery leads the band’s tortured roots-rock soul, buoyed by

excellent trumpet and violin interplay. By set’s end, the line between band and dancing fans was completely blurred as both took part in sing-along choruses with tribal chant fervour. Although relatively small in number, they were some proud Brantfordians using their home-court advantage to have some cathartic, care-free fun that grew into in impromptu revival of sorts. It is also important to acknowledge the opening set from local rock combo Thee Pugs. Not only was the band’s hip shaking, 1960s informed sound a great way to blast off the festivities, it is another example of the Ford Plant’s continued productivity done with an oh-so downtown Brantford aesthetic. That is acting both as a no-frills forum for young local bands to strut their stuff and as place for live music fans to meet and discover new sounds at the cost of only a few bucks. Such is the revitalizing power of rock ‘n’ roll.

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Station Coffee House and Gallery owners Linda and Mike Tutt hold works from the Brant Visual Artists Guild exhibit “An Artistic Vision of South Colborne Street,” on display at the gallery throughout the summer. Photo by Mike Machado, Brant News




Entertainment in Harmony Square Summertime lineup offers something for the whole family Colleen Toms BRANT NEWS


ocal residents are encouraged to rustle up the kids, pack up the lawn chairs and head downtown to Harmony Square for a third exciting season of outdoor activities. Brantford’s parks and recreation department recently released its 2010 programming schedule for Harmony Square, which will see the return of many popular events, all presented free of charge.

“What we’re really striving to do is make Harmony Square a public place for the community to really enjoy time together with family and re-experience the downtown,” said Lori-Dawn Cavin, the city’s community events co-ordinator. Live productions by local theatre groups will delight children every Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. Productions include Our City, What You Didn’t Know About Your Dinner, The Great Wacky Far-Out Adventure Show, Sandy Drew Mysteries and Flashdance.

Movie goers can sit under the stars and watch familyfriendly films during Movies in the Square every Thursday until Sept. 2. The line-up features My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Stuart Little, Curious George 2, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Mary Poppins and The Mighty Ducks. Friday nights will be equally entertaining, with a roster of local musicians hitting the Harmony Square stage from 7:30 to 9 p.m. until Aug. 27. Entertainment includes Jericho, Headin’ Home, Corner Pocket featuring Come Dancing Ontario’s dancing under the stars ballroom dance, Flaming Youth,

One Bald Tire, Hey Brother and David V. McKee. Among other events, Art in the Square will return on Aug. 14, Yoga in the Square runs every Tuesday morning from 7:15 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. and Chess in the Square runs every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. until noon and every Thursday from noon to 1:30 p.m. An open chess tournament will be held on Aug. 15 at 1 p.m. The Telephone City Car Show will take place on July 25, the Find Your Spirit Festival on Aug. 20 and 21, the Brantford International Jazz Festival on Sept. 19 and 20 and a Guitar Hero competition on Sept. 25. Visit ww.harmonysquare. ca for more information.

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“artsy.” Eight-year-old Sam likes making movies on his digital camera and 11-year-old Madison is trying her hand at pottery. Their combined love of the arts is why Generoux brought the siblings to Harmony Square recently for this year’s first Photo Crawl, hosted by the Brantford Arts Block. “I do pottery and I really think it’s important for them to be exposed to different kinds of art,” Generoux said. “I want to expose them to the different elements and styles out there. “I also want to get them involved and see that there’s more in the community than just their back yard.” Heather King, a member of the Arts Block board of

Sam Generoux, his mom, Melissa Generoux, and Heather King get creative during a Brantford Arts Block Photo Crawl. Photo by Mike Machado, Brant News directors, has been organizing the Photo Crawl every summer since 2008. “It brings awareness of the art of photography to the younger generation, to the general public and to artists who aspire to become photographers,” she said. Anyone can come out to the free events, which take place every other Sunday during July and August.

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obert Gaus and Sharon Price have been heading to Victoria Park on Friday afternoons during the summer, rain or shine, for the past nine years. “We come out, bring our lunch and enjoy the music,” Gaus said. Sitting in their lawn chairs under umbrellas, the pair were out in the rain last Friday enjoying the music of Jamie Reinhart and Forbes

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Brand. The musicians were performing as part of Tunes in the Park, a summer concert series held in Victoria Park every Friday afternoon by the Brantford Musicians Association and sponsored by the Brantford Downtown Business Improvement Association and Music Perform-

Tunes in the Park performances July 16: Jericho July 23: Donny Dunham and Durwood July 30: Crystal Creek Aug. 6: Ray Wreaks Aug. 13: Gastank Aug. 20: Quintessential Aug. 27: Corner Pocket SePT. 3: Garry Munn

ers Fund. “We like the music, we like the fresh air,” Gaus said. “And it’s right in the middle of the city so you don’t even have to go far.” Paul Monné, a member of the Brantford Musicians’ Association board of directors, said Tunes in the Park has built a history of providing quality entertainment. The concert series has been running for the past 15 years and features genres including country, folk rock, pop, blues and jazz. “Live music makes everything better,” Monné said. “It makes your wedding reception better, it makes church better and it makes having lunch on Friday afternoon better.” Tunes in the Park takes place every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. in Victoria Park until September 3.

Concert fundraiser benefits Army Navy and Airforce Club Lauren Baron BRANT NEWS


wo of Brantford’s best tribute bands are joining together on Saturday to support the Army Navy and Airforce Club. Concert promoter Brett Davidson said to expect a range of tributes from Green Daydream, a tribute to Green Day, and Squealer, a tribute to Bon Scott-era AC/DC. Each

will play a set at Raise the Roof, a benefit for the club. “They’re both amazing bands,” Davidson said. “It’s going to be fun.” The benefit is the beginning of a campaign to help raise funds to put a new roof on the club. Davidson said repairs will cost $63,000 and are necessary to keep the club going. “They do a lot of great stuff for the city, for community and charity,” Davidson said.

“It’s a busy hall, so it’s important that we actually get the roof done.” Davidson is hoping the benefit will bring attention to the city’s service clubs, which he said have seen a drop in membership during recent years. Tickets for Raise the Roof are $10 in advance or $15 at the door and can be purchased at the Army Navy and Air Force Club, 645 Colborne St.



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Diplomacy and tact will be needed to handle most situations this week. Trying to be compromising at work may not work out well as co-workers are quite argumentative. This, however, is a very positive time where finances or restructuring of finances can be handled.

Be cautious where finances or investments come to the surface. This is not a good time to make long-term financial commitments or adjustments. Look into different avenues before you commit to any one in particular. Be sure you have not overlooked any deadlines concerning paperwork.

The week starts out well, but you may find as it progresses that people are unlikely to be cooperative. This can have you feeling somewhat stressed, especially in regard to a business associate or close friend. You may find you feel some mistrust toward this person. Try to avoid jumping to conclusions.

Some stress with your partner could put added tension in domestic life. You may be initiating some changes and your partner may not be in total agreement. Try to delay large expenses or considering a move now. Concentrate on creating balance and stability.



This is a week to reshuffle your energy. A money problem or stress point could bring on a bit of tension, but allowing yourself to look into some new and fresh directions around your career will have you feeling very positive about a new opportunity. Try to be positive rather than just worrying.

A work-related opportunity comes your way, although it may be disguised as added responsibilities. Rest assured, people are watching your performance and how you get the job done. If you take advantage of this opportunity, it will pay off in the months ahead.


(April 19 to May 20)

A change may be in the air at work. If your company is going through a period of downsizing, rest assured that you are secure in your career. But with changes that will be implemented you may be required to take on a heavier workload. Try not to let the tension get the best of you.


(May 20 to June 21)

A friendship that has been in your life for some time may become strained and you could distance yourself and part ways for the time being. Do what is right for you and do not let others in your friendship circle influence you or make you feel guilty about your decisions in this matter.

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(Aug. 22 to Sept. 22)

Ask someone to help if there is too much on your to-do list. This is a good week to clean out the garage, attic or basement and remove items that have been collecting dust. It is difficult to make well laid out long-term plans now, so try to take it one day at time.



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(Oct. 22 to Nov. 22)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)

Some positive and productive financial influences start to flow. It may be a few weeks before you actually see the benefits in your bank account, but you are finally making the money turn that you have been hoping for. It is still wise to budget carefully and save, but your mate may feel like a shopping trip.

(Dec. 21 to Jan. 20)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 19)

This is a week to enjoy some time off and even do a little bit of neighbourhood socializing. Just be sure that you are not footing the bill and doing all the work behind any parties or social gatherings. Suggest that it can be a shared affair rather than one person taking on all of the workload.


Complete the grid so that every row, column and 4x4 box contains 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, A, B, C, D, E and F.


(Feb. 19 to March 20)

Be proactive where credit is concerned. Do not let things slide and try not to incur more debt than you can handle. Even though the financial picture seems to be somewhat improving, you have to be cautious, not careless. Weigh the pros and cons before taking on any added work-related responsibilities.

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WHAT’S ON n South Brant Legion Branch 463 JULy 17: Karaoke with Chris JULy 24: JULy 31:

Braund, 8 p.m. Dance to Crystal Creek, 8 p.m. Karaoke with Vivian, 8 p.m.

n Brantford Navy Club JULy 16: Bert’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. JULy 18: Sunday afternoon JULy 23: JULy 25:

matinee featuring Mike Thorpe, 2 p.m. Bert’s Karaoke, 9 p.m. Sunday afternoon matinee featuring Bruce Hare, 2 p.m.

n The Station House and Gallery JULy 17: Sean LaSage, 2 p.m. JULy 18: Downtime, 2 p.m. JULy 18: Open Mic, hear great JULy 23:

local artists perform, 7 p.m., $3. Terry Sumsion, 7:30 p.m., $15

n R.C. Legion Br. 90 JULy 17: Loosends (Pierre Maher and Johnny Walker), 2 p.m.

n Harmony Square JULy 16: Jericho, 7:30 p.m. JULy 23: Headin’ Home, 7:30 JULy 30:

p.m. Corner Pocket, featuring Come Dancing Ontario dancers, 7:30 p.m.

ARTS & CULTURE n The Station Coffee House and Gallery CURRENT : Brant Artist Guild presents an artistic vision of south Colborne Street, until July 30

n Glenhyrst Art Gallery CURRENT: Selected works from the permanent collection.

n Harmony Square JULy 21: Children’s Theatre Series, Our City, 7 p.m.

MOVIES n Brantford Galaxy Cinemas

Toy Story 3 in Disney Digital 3D 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:40 p.m.

n Harmony Square JULy 15: My Big Fat Greek Wedding, 8 p.m.

JULy 22: Mall Cop, 8 p.m. JULy 29: Stuart Little, 8 p.m. n SilverCity Ancaster The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 12 p.m., 1:10 p.m., 3:20 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:50 p.m., 10:20 p.m. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m., 10 p.m. Grown Ups 1:40 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:15 p.m. Predators 1:05 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 10:10 p.m.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 3:20 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:50 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 10 p.m., 10:20 p.m.

Despicable Me 3D 12:15 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10:25 p.m.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice 1:10 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:10 p.m.

Knight and Day 12:50 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 6:50 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

Grown Ups 12:20 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

The Last Airbender 3D 1:20 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 10:10 p.m.

Predators 12:10 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:50 p.m.

Toy Story 3 in Disney Digital 3D 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 9:15 p.m.

Despicable Me 12:50 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

The Girl Who Played With Fire 12:40 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

The Last Airbender 3D 12:40 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9:20 p.m.

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n Community Digest Wing ding fundraiser The Optimist “Wing Ding” fundraiser for Brant’s twin pad arena takes place on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Scotland Optimist Park. Tickets to the fundraiser are $15 for adults and $7 for children 10 and under. The price includes dinner, a dance and silent auction. Call 519-442-6657 or 519-7596573 for tickets.

summer flower show and sale The Brantford Garden Club’s 158th annual Summer Flower Show and Plant Sale will be held on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tranquility Hall on Francis Street. Admission is free.

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A kid’s best friend

Service dogs make a world of difference in the lives of children living with autism


or the first time in six years, Nolan O’Connor has a best friend. Nolan has autism, a neurological disorder that causes impaired social interaction and communication, which makes it difficult for him to socialize with children his own age. “Nolan desperately wants to do what his peers are doing but he doesn’t know what to do,” said Anika Blum, Nolan’s mother. Cue Hurley, a two-year-old golden Labrador retriever placed in the O’Connor’s home in June. Hurley is a service dog trained to work with children who have autism through a Cambridge-based company called National Service Dogs. Within a week of having

Hurley in his home, Nolan formed a bond. “He said: ‘Hurley is my best friend in the world,’” Blum recalled through tears of joy. “(A best friend) is something he’s never had.” In the last month, Hurley has become a member of the family, doing whatever he can to make sure that Nolan is safe. “He’s a lot of fun,” Nolan said. “My favourite part about having Hurley is when he is wearing his jacket. It’s because he keeps me safe.” Along with aiding Nolan’s socialization, Hurley’s main role is safety. Starting at eight weeks of age, service dogs are put through a rigorous twoyear training program that teaches them how to calm and protect the children they work with, according to Danielle Forbes, executive director for National Service

Dogs. “For the child specifically, the safety is a huge benefit,” she said. “A little guy like Nolan has no sense of personal safety and is not always aware of his surroundings and the dangers involved.” When walking in public, Nolan is tethered to Hurley, who acts as an anchor, keeping Nolan from bolting into oncoming traffic or running into dangerous situations. Service dogs can also be calming for the children, something Blum said she’s seen happen several times with Nolan. “Nolan doesn’t walk anywhere. He skips and jumps,” Blum said. “But the first time with Hurley he walked 80 per cent of the way. Being attached to this big, strong, calm animal improved his gait.” At home, Nolan has been

able to sit calmly at the table for up to 40 minutes if Hurley is sitting at his feet. “But that’s just the tip of the iceberg,” Blum said. “There are things we didn’t anticipate.” Things like teaching Nolan personal responsibility. He has to help feed Hurley every day. “I just can’t wait to see the next part he’s going to play in Nolan’s life,” Blum said. Since its inception in 1996, National Service Dogs has placed over 200 dogs into the homes of children with autism. There is currently a three-year waiting list for families to receive a service dog. The dogs cost $30,000 to breed, train, place and maintain through followup appointments with the families. Despite the high cost, none of it is shouldered by the families, who receive

their dogs for free. To raise money to continue training service dogs, National Service Dogs holds regular fundraising events, like this weekend’s Motorcycle Ride for Autism. The ride begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the National Service Dog Training Centre in Cambridge. Participants will ride to Rocky’s Harley Davidson in London for a barbecue lunch and back again. For more information, or to register for the ride, visit National Service Dogs is also looking for individuals interested in raising a puppy that will be trained as a certified service dog for a child with autism. For more information, call 519-6234188 ext. 20 or email mara@

Promoting volunteerism The Brantford Service Canada Centre for Youth will host a “volunteer sidewalk chalk fair” on Thursday, July 22, from noon to 4 p.m. at 58 Dalhousie St. Organizations will draw their logo on the sidewalk to attract potential volunteers. Contact 519-7518161 for more information or to participate.

Brain Waves program The Alzheimer Society of Brant presents “Brain Waves,” a summer program for children aged eight to 10 years old who have a family member with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. The program runs 10 a.m. to noon from Monday, July 26, to Friday, July 30, and Monday, August 23, to Friday, August 27. The weeklong program costs $35. Call 519-759-7692 ext. 24 to register or for more information.

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A Kiwanis Club of Grand River meeting taking place Thursday, July 22, will feature guest speaker Karen Dearlove, who will talk about the Canadian Heritage Centre. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. at the Beckett Building on Colborne Street. Call 519-759-5809 for more information.



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Representatives of the separate and public school boards recently accepted a donation of soccer balls from the Brantford City Soccer Club. Photo by Mike Machado, Brant News

Jillian RDH formerly with Fairview Dental (Dr.Beca) is now working independently at Balance Life Health and Wellness Center providing full dental hygiene services for the whole family. She welcomes all former clients and new clients, and is pleased to announce that all major dental insurance carriers cover the dental fees through independent hygienists. Free whitening trays or sportsguard with a new client exam and cleaning or upgrade to ZOOM or DASH (professional 45 min whitening) and get $100 off



any Brantford residents know about the two Rotary Clubs here in town, with membership totalling about 130 people, but did you know that these clubs are among 33,000 worldwide, with membership in Rotary International totalling 1.2 million? Each year, Rotary International holds a convention to promote and celebrate its successes and future plans and to reiterate its motto: “Service above self.” These conventions are held throughout the world and this year’s was held in late June in Montreal, the first time in more than 20 years that the convention was held in Canada. Twenty-two Rotarians from the two Brantford clubs attended and, by all accounts, it was an outstanding convention. The convention also marked 100 years of Rotary in Canada. Several excellent speakers gave presentations during a three-day period to more than 18,000 Rotarians from around the world, including several from African and Asian countries, where growth in Rotary is strongest.

Speakers included the author of the best-selling Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortensen, Boy Scouts of America CEO Bob Mazzuca, Father Rocky Evangelista, founder of a foundation in the Philippines that helps street-children, Queen Noor, widow of the late King Hussein of Jordan, and Bruce Aylward, director of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative at the World Health Organization. Polio eradication is Rotary International’s No. 1 goal and is very close to being achieved. Seminars were held on a wide variety of issues affecting all Rotary clubs. Entertainment was not ignored. The Bell Centre, where the Montreal Canadiens play, was the perfect venue for performances by Irish singing group Celtic Thunder, superb vocalist Russell Watson, Canada’s own Cirque de Soleil and singer Dolly Parton, who has her own philanthropic organization that provides books to needy children. Both Brantford Rotary clubs are always seeking new members who wish to serve their community and beyond. In fact, this year’s international Rotary theme is Building Communities, Bridging Continents. Contact www.brantfordrotary. com, or for more information.

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Thumb sucking

uckling is a natural reflex for infants and can begin as early as 15 weeks gestation while still in the womb. While the reflex exists for the purpose of obtaining nutrition in early infancy, sucking behavior can persist well beyond infancy and in rare cases into adulthood. While it’s considered a normal behavior before the age of four, thumb or finger sucking past this age may continue because it’s soothing and provides a sense of security for the child. Eventually it becomes a learned habit. Children may also choose to suck on other objects such as blankets or pacifiers beyond infancy, but for some reason sucking of the thumb seems to be the hardest sucking habit to break. Once the permanent teeth

when they are refraining from thumb-sucking is far more effective than bringing negative attention to the child when they are sucking. Since thumb-sucking in some cases is a response to anxiety, negative attention will actually increase the child’s anxiety and can make the problem even worse! Some parents unwittingly reward thumb-sucking by touching, hugging or patting the child during the act of thumb-sucking. It is better to wait till the child stops sucking the thumb to express your affection otherwise you may actually reinforce the undesired behaviour. When all attempts to extinguish thumb-sucking through behaviour modification techniques have failed, your dentist may recommend a last resort

Positive reinforcement works better than chastising or ridiculing.

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The HOPE – 3 CLINICAL TRIAL What you need to knoW McMaster university is participating in an international research study for stroke and heart attack prevention in high risk individuals. the umbrella site for this study is in simcoe, ontario under the direction of Dr. Weeks, cardiologist. as an individual who is considering participating in the HoPe 3 clinical trial, you may have questions regarding the study or the medications. this information sheet gives a brief explanation of the potential benefits of the study and the medications being used. cardiovascular disease (cVD) is a term used to describe disorders that affect your heart (cardio) and your blood vessels (vascular). Most cardiovascular diseases reflect chronic conditions that develop over a long period of time. cVD occurs more frequently in people who have high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (especially high lDl cholesterol)”bad cholesterol”), who are overweight, who do not exercise regularly, who have diabetes or who smoke. in canada, nine in ten individuals over the age of 20 have at least one risk factor for cVD and four in ten have three or more risk factors. as the number of risk factors increases, so does the risk of developing cVD. the HoPe 3 study aims to evaluate the effects of blood pressure lowering and/ or cholesterol modification in individuals who are at moderate risk of developing cVD and those without very high levels of cholesterol and blood pressure. By modifying these risks in healthy individuals, it is estimated that there could be at least 50% reduction in the development of cVD. Medications being used in this trial are approved by Health canada but are investigational in this research study. they are developed for use in cholesterol modification and blood pressure lowering in patients with elevated cholesterol and blood pressure. statin drugs works by blocking an enzyme in the body from making cholesterol. it helps to lower the “bad” cholesterol (lDl) and raise the “good” cholesterol (HDl). along with diet it can slow the progression of the build up of plaque in your arteries. the build up of plaque in your arteries can lead to the development of cVD. this drug can lower lDl cholesterol up to 52% and also raise the amount of HDl cholesterol in the blood by up to 14%. the blood pressure reducing medication works by keeping your blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow. Reduction in blood pressure is likely to be associated with a substantial reduction in heart disease and stroke. these medications have been on the market for many years, are widely used, and have very few side effects. these side effects are infrequent and are usually reversible by stopping the drug. You will have an opportunity to discuss the potential side effects with your study nurse or doctor before beginning the study. the trial is designed with a “run in “period of 4 weeks, where you are given the opportunity to try the medication. if there are any side effects, or if you feel that you would not like to continue further, you can decide not to participate in the trial. Your participation in this clinical trial will help to provide valuable information in reducing the incidence of cardiovascular disease. if there are any questions regarding your participation please contact the study staff directly at:

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begin to erupt, sucking the thumb, or anything else, may cause serious problems with oral/facial growth and alignment of the teeth. Both the intensity and duration of sucking have a significant impact on how severe the dental deformation will be. Aggressive thumbsuckers have more serious orthodontic problems than passive suckers, and they are also more difficult to train out of the habit. While all the various causes for thumb sucking and possible interventions for eliminating the behaviour are beyond the scope of this article, there are some general principles that can be helpful if your child seems determined to persist in this habit. Positive reinforcement works better than chastising or ridiculing. In fact ignoring the behaviour when it’s occurring and then praising the child for times


treatment that involves an oral appliance affixed to the upper teeth. The appliance prevents the child from putting the thumb in the mouth but does not interfere with eating. Many other methods have been attempted in the past including putting socks over the hand, or using Tabasco sauce or cayenne pepper on the thumb. Unfortunately these methods rarely work, and if the child rubs pepper or Tabasco in the eyes it can cause severe irritation and pain. An excellent resource for parents is a book entitled “Helping the Thumb-Sucking Child” by Rosemarie A. Van Norman. Ms. Van Norman is a certified oral myologist and her book can be purchased online through web stores like or at well supplied book stores. Yours for better dental health,

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Digitizing Brant history Digital collection chronicles history of Mount Pleasant Paige DesmonD BRANT NEWS


eritage enthusiasts recently celebrated Mount Pleasant’s rich history as the County of Brant Public Library launched its Mount Pleasant digital collection. Delia O’Byrne, of Heritage Mount Pleasant, said the collection is important, helping ensure that history is not lost. “It’s very important to our community because we are very proud of our history,” O’Byrne said. “It’s a rich and deep history in the village.” The Mount Pleasant digital collection will make his-

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torical information, photos, letters, family histories and other archival material available to the public online. The collection includes pieces that document the founding of the village in the early 1800s, the War of 1812 and the town’s development in the 1830s. Sharon Jaeger’s novel The Work of Our Hands, which chronicles Mount Pleasant history, is part of the collection. Misty De Meo is the digital archivist who compiled the materials. “All the materials had to be scanned,” De Meo said. “They had to look as accurately to the actual photograph as possible. Then they had to be put in the right groupings that were relevant.” The new collection can be viewed online at


n Community DigeSt Summer in the gardens The Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington is running a series of programs throughout the month of July. Paddling in Paradise takes place on Tuesdays beginning July 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Nature Centre. An Eat Your Weedies Workshop takes place Saturday, July 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the RBG Centre. On Thursday, July 22, Using Lillies in Design runs from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the RGB Centre. Sunday, July 5, features the Secret Life of Teas from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Creative Kids: Drawing Technique takes place Saturday, July 24, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at RBG Centre. For more information

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Fish and chips night South Brant Legion will hold a fish and chips night followed by bingo on Friday beginning at 5 p.m. Bingo starts at 7:30 p.m.

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any problems have been solved over a cup of tea, says Wendy Burchell, owner of Sandalwood Tea Company. “Whenever there’s a problem, people say ‘let’s have a cup of tea,’” Burchell said. “A cup of tea is the answer to all ills. By the time you boil the water, steep the tea and sit down to have your tea, the problem is not so bad anymore because you’ve had time to talk it out.” With over 140 varieties of loose leaf tea to choose from, Burchell and Sandalwood Tea Company are helping local residents cure what ails them one soothing sip at a time. Tucked into a bright and cheery office at 62 Plant Farm Blvd., The Sandalwood Tea Company is an experience to be savoured. Jars of tea blends line the shelves, each offering its own unique flavour and purported health benefits. The medicinal properties and health benefits of tea are part of the reason behind a huge surge in the drink’s popularity. “It’s the next most popular drink in the world to water,” Burchell said. “First, because it quenches your thirst and because it cools you down when you’re hot. Tea is also very much the centre of social activity.” Each blend has an interesting story behind it and Burchell is more than willing to share their histories.

Rooibos, for instance, is a South African blend brewed from a member of the legume family of plants. “It’s full of good stuff,” Burchell said while pointing out the 25 varieties of Rooibos available at Sandalwood. “It’s caffeine-free, has lots of antioxidants, calcium and magnesium. It’s not really tea because it’s not made with traditional camellia sinensis leaves, but it’s called tea because you make and drink it like tea.” White tea is another popular blend, but people who love this rare tea bud should be prepared to pay a higher price. “White tea is picked first when there are only two buds on the bush,” Burchell said. “It’s a younger, fresher bud and it’s said to be the best for you.” White tea is named after the silvery white down that covers the unopened bud. This specialty of the Chinese province Fujian is said to have high anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anticollagenase and anti-elastase properties that can help reduce the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, some cancers, heart disease and skin wrinkles, according to a 2009 Kingston University study. Green tea, which has more caffeine than white tea but less caffeine than black tea, is a popular variety, mostly due to its weight loss properties. “Many people are turning to green tea because of the scientific and medical studies done on it,” Burchell

said. “Now there are more flavours to choose from, too.” About 25 different flavours of green tea are available at Sandalwood, including naturally flavoured fruit teas like pomegranate, Kyoto cherry and strawberry rhubarb. Evidence suggests that regular drinkers of green tea may have a lower chance of developing heart disease and certain types of cancer. Black tea, herbal tea, Chai tea, Matcha tea and fruit tea are among the many different varieties to choose from. While tea drinkers often opt for a blend that can help cure what ails them, most choose their tea based on taste preference. “Everyone has their favourites,” Burchell said. “People will come in for a certain tea and say: ‘Don’t ever run out of this or that.’” Sampling different teas can be an adventure in itself, especially when it comes to flowering teas. These distinctive buds open and flower when they are placed in a pot of boiling water, so they become conversation pieces when entertaining guests. Sandalwood Tea Company also carries a large variety of tea-related items, including tea pots, mugs, infusers, gift baskets and tea sets. For Burchell, who “unretired” to open Sandalwood after a 25 year career in bookkeeping, tea is a subject that never gets tiring. “Tea is quite the subject and I’m still learning,” she said. The Sandalwood Tea Company is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.




Good things come in small packages with the Mazda 2 Colleen Toms BRANT NEWS

for the compact segment in Sweden and Kiev Motor Show’s best compact car in Germany. Offering five passenger seating with plenty of room to stretch out, a distinctive design and outstanding performance, the Mazda 2 is a clear-cut winner when it comes to providing the features today’s cash-strapped consumers are looking for. Mazda 2 is available in two trim levels, the GX and the GS, to offer a host of stan-

dard features that appeal to most every demographic. In fact, if it’s not a standard feature on the GX, buyers will find everything they want in the GS. It all starts with a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder engine that boasts 100 horsepower and 98 pounds of torque to give this front-wheel drive definitive power while leaving the driver in complete control. When it comes to fuel-efficiency, the Mazda 2 boasts ratings of 6.8 litres per 100

km in the city and 5.6 litres per 100 km on the highway with the standard five-speed manual transmission. When you opt for the four-speed automatic, fuel economy ratings are 7.5 litres per 100 km in the city and 6 litres per 100 km on the highway. The exterior stays true to Mazda form, with an athletic styling that is as sporty as it is dynamic. Fifteen-inch alloy wheels on the GS highlight the unmistakable Mazda personality even fur-

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hey say good things come in small packages. When it comes to the 2011 Mazda 2, those words definitely hold true. Even though it hasn’t arrived on the lot of Lallo Mazda yet, the Mazda 2 is generating excitement in a big way. Compact, efficient, stylish

and affordable are just some of the words being used to describe this zippy compact that brings a new level of exhilaration to its segment. In fact, for Mazda, this fivedoor hatchback is more than a fun ride, it’s “zoom zoom” concentrated. Since being introduced in Europe, Japan and Australia in 2007, the Mazda 2 has earned its share of accolades and awards (48 in total), including 2008 world car of the year, best of all classes

ther, while available colours like spirited green, brilliant black, true red and crystal white pearl ensure the car stands out in a crowd. Other notable offerings on the GS include dusk sensor automatic headlights, body-coloured front and rear bumpers, body-coloured door handles and mirrors, manual foldable door handles, rain-sensing wipers, fog lights and an exterior temperature gauge. Interior features like air conditioning, power windows, steering wheel-mounted cruise control, AM/FM/ CD player with MP3 capability and an internal fuel door release ensure comfort and ease of use for drivers. The GS also offers black sport-type cloth seats with red piping and a leather steering wheel, in addition to 60/40 split rear folding seats that make room for large packages. Safety was also at the forefront when it came to designing the Mazda 2 and drivers can carry their precious cargo with peace of mind thanks to power-assisted four-wheel brakes, an anti-lock brake system with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist. Dual front airbags, side and curtain airbags, height adjustable front seat belts, three-point safety belts for all occupants and crushable brake and accelerator pedal assemblies provide even more security. The Mazda 2 even features a brake override system that cuts engine power if both brake and accelerator pedals are depressed. With prices starting as low as $13,995 for the GX and $18,195 for the GS, the Mazda 2 is definitely worth waiting for. Zoom, zoom…



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Charles Alexander "Chuck"


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Stephanie Girard July 16, 2007

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Family and friends are invited to join them for this special occasion at an Open House, Saturday, July 24, 2010 between 2 and 4 pm at First Baptist Church Hall.

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eacefully at Brantford General Hospital on Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 in his 79th year, with family by his side. Much loved husband of Marion for 57 years. Loving father of Charles (Alexis) of Cambridge, Terry (Anne) of Simcoe, Cindy-Lou Bridgmon (Bill) of Plymouth, New Hampshire. Survived by nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Brother of Fred of Walkerton, Bessie Dunham of Orangeville, and Rose Mary Waters of Hamilton. Predeceased by his parents Clinton and Bernice and brother Don and sister Deanna. Chuck will be missed by many other family members and friends. Friends will be received at BECKETTGLAVES FAMILY FUNERAL CENTRE, 88 Brant Ave. Brantford on Monday, July 19th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A Service of Remembrance will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday at 1:00 pm. Cremation has taken place. A private family interment at Farringdon Burial Ground will be held at a later date. A special thank you to the 6th floor staff at Brantford General Hospital for their excellent care given to Chuck. Donations to the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated. Online condolences, donations and service details will be available at www.

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Request forPRoPosal Proposal Request foR Sealed Proposals will be received by the for COMS-PR-10-03 for COMS-FD-10-06 for Architectural/Engineering Services County ofServices Brant Engineering for Design, Contract Documents & Construction no later than 11:00 a.m. (local time) July 30, 2010 Design, Contract & Construction Administration for TheAdministration County of Brant Fire Hall Facilities S0004315


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Bicycles reconditioned. Bicycles bought and sold. Open afternoons, Saturdays & Sundays. 247 Erie Ave. 519759-5956.




Tri-star vac $200, movies DVD/VCR 32 $30, 10 bone china $50, linen $15, 30 dish set $25, capt - bed $25, bar table $20, silv-cutlery $20, dehumidifier $50 519-759-2044.

Request for Proposal n Request for Proposal COMS-FD-10-06 for Architectural/Engineering Services for Design, Contract Documents & Construction County of OF BRAnt COUNTY BRANT Administration for The County of Brant Request for Proposal Fire Hall Facilities


Wanted to buy: Canadian & US coins, gold, silver, etc. Older paper money. Also older toys, pocket watches, service station items. 519-753-3349.

Contact us to discuss a career opportunity in the growing Financial Services Industry



DOUBLE-D TRANSPORT AZ COMPANY flatbed drivers and owner/operators REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY for U.S. Please apply to 519-751-0400 Rick (x101) or Fraser (x107).

Do you have sales skills?

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2005 LincoLn aviator

6 passenger, fully loaded, 85,711km.


Only 66,772km, fully loaded, black on black.


Wanted to buy: Canadian & US coins, gold, silver, etc. Older paper money. Also older toys, pocket watches, service station items. 519-753-3349.

Are you looking for a career change?


17,888*or $175 Bi-WEEKLY

Revolutionary weight-loss system launching mid Aug. Looking for leaders with experience in direct sales. Call toll free 1-888-579-8991.

Bike. Kids small. $20. 519-752-7550.

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Air cond. Window horiz. 752-7550.

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addressed to:of the for revitalization Paris Community Pool - Clerk Sealed ProposalsJayne will beCarman received by the County of Brant 80 Laurel St. 160 no later than 11:00P.O. a.m.Box (local ONtime) July 30, 2010 26Paris, Park Ave.

addRessed to: Burford, ON Sealed Proposals will be received by the Jayne Carman N0E 1A0 Clerk County Brant ON N0E 1A0 P.O. Box 160, 26 Park Ave.,ofBurford, Request Proposal Documents may be 21, obtained noRequest laterforthan 11:00 a.m. (local time) May 2010 for Proposal Documents may be obtained via email at addressed to: via email at


n Automobiles


Jayne Carman - Clerk P.O. Box 160 26 Park Ave. Burford, ON N0E 1A0 Request for Proposal Documents may be obtained via




n Notices Historacles Of Prophecies home study series - free 1-800-268-9316.

n Apartments 1-3 BEDROOMS FOR RENT. We have a selection of apartments available. Call 1-519-732-0012 for more details. Pictures and unit information is on our website at The site is updated daily. If you would like to join our e-mail notification for new units sign up on our website. Thank you R4R Mngmt.

n Notices The Open House for this Sunday, July 18 from 2-4pm at 13 Driftwood Drive has been cancelled.

LJS & Associates Consulting Inc. S0004201


Room for rent. Clean, central, furnished, all amenities included, $58.00 weekly. References. Call 519.753.1735.

Thank You

LJS would like to thank our dedicated employees for providing many years of high quality service to the 3,000 clients who attended our Resume Writing Workshop & Interview Skills Technique program sponsored by Employment Ontario. LJS & Associates Consulting Inc. continues to offer professional consulting services in Brantford and beyond.

519.752.5527/ The Bridge to Where you Want to Be!

No experience necessary.

Looking for carriers in Brantford, Paris & Burford!

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Maple dining table, chairs, buffet, hutch, mint condition $500. 519-7592390.

for Thursday, July 15, 2010


Paragon glueless interlocking floor system, color - pecan. Multi-length laminate flooring. 24 planks per box, 30 sq ft/box times 8, 25 yr warranty. Instructions with box. Asking $600 firm.

n Rooms for Rent

Puzzle solutions

Carriers needed for delivery of The Brant News

Today’s Answer:

SH-POO puppies. Male & Female $400, ready. Loving, adorable & quiet. Family raised. 519-448-3128 or 519-754-9673 day/eve.

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LIQUIDATION SALE of used restaurant equipment and professional office furnishings- convention oven, commercial dishwasher, refrigerated display cabinet, desks, chairs, conference tables, cabinets, executive office suite & modular office system & more. July 15, 16, 20, 21 & 22 from 12:30 to 5:30p.m daily at 225 Colborne St. Brantford 519756-5577

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Call 519-758-1157 ext. 302 for info.

WeST BRaNT: eagle place: Kerr Shaver Terr., Gladstone Ave., Oakhill Dr., River Road, Balfour St., Canada Crt., Oak St. Parsons Ave., Passmore Crt. BuRfoRd: Maple Ave S., paRIS: Park Ave., William St., Rutherford St. Walnut St., Row Lane., HeNdeRSoN SuRVeY: Abigail Ave., McQueen Dr., Lyons Ave., Savannah Ridge Dr., St. Paul Ave.

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12 Kelly Court Paris. Sat, July 17. 8am - 1pm. Large variety!

Corner oF MurrAy/sArAh st. Sat & Sun 9am to 5. Jewellery sale, clothing & more!

selling it or Moving it 34 MAiCh Cres. July 17. 03 Grand Prix, 01 Sunfire GT both e-tested, ATV 400 auto, antique furn, Nortake Carolyn china 80pc’s, household items.

86 Forsythe Ave Fri,July 16, 5pm -7 & Sat, July 17, 8am -12. New/used items, bbq w/side burners, a vice, tubing, pkg’s of wool & more.

25 & 32 gilston pArKwAy, pAris Saturday, July 17, 9am to noon. Toys, videos, girls clothing, fudge & lemonade stand, and lots more!!

8 sAlt springs Ch. rd. Off County Road 18. Sat, July 17, 8am -? Doors, panels, tools, furniture, household items & lots more!

563 CoCKshutt rd, sCotlAnd. July 17, 8am - 5. Many household items, tools, toys, furniture, electronics, antiques, clothing & more!

yArd sAle 47 MeMoriAl dr. July 17, 8am til 3pm one day only. Lots of tables, something for everyone.

14 eighth Ave Friday, July 16 & Saturday July 17, 8am -? Many items. Something for everyone.

174 osborn Ave. Sat, July 17th, 8am - ? Multi-Family sale. Items for everyone.

Moving CAll nowAir conditioner, bar fridge, mower, patio furniture etc. 519-752-7550

Corner oF 2 & 5 Across from Tim Hortons in Paris. Sat, July 17, 8am - ? Multi-Family. Riding lawnmower, too many items to list!

377 nelson st. Sat, July 17, 8am - 9. Radio saw air compressor, snow blower, clothes, dolls & many more items

415 Mt. pleAsAnt rd. Sat, July 17, 8am - 1. Unique items, tools, furniture & country artifacts.

6 AlphA Cres Sat, July 17, 7am -? Baby/children’s items, St. John’s clothing, furniture and lots more!!

100-200 grAnd river Ave. Sat, July 17, 8am - ? Street sale many houses!

5 AlMA st. Sat, July 17, 8am to 2. Family yard sale, lots of items!

27 spruCe street, pAris. Sat, July 24, 8am - 12 noon. 2 families downsizing.

20 Morton Ave Sat, July 17, 8am -1. Multi-Family, something for everyone!! 18 rutherFord st, burFord Family Market. Sunday 9am - 4. Precious stones, art prints, clothing, bed sheets, painted glassware, home baking, collectibles, knitted dish cloths, snacks & novelties, antiques, tools & lots more! 105 ninth Ave Huge yard sale July 16, 8-4 & July 17, 8-12. Bratz, barbies,etc. Boys toys, kitchen appliances, dvds, books, clothes, exercise equipment etc

24 generAl st. Sat, July 17, 8-?? Multi-Family, brand name clothes, toys, furniture, scrap book stuff, jewellery, movies etc. 29 boston Cres, st. george. July 17 & 18, 8am - ? Desk, computer, couch & chair, and lots more!! 35 pusey blvd near Baxter Sat, July 17. 8am - 12 pm. Furniture, household items, toys & much more. 50 edwArd st. Sat & Sun, 9am - ? Something for everyone.

Advertise your Garage Sale for

Just $5.00

Includes a 3 line ad with a bold header

Garage Sale ads are just $5.00 for 3 total lines. The first address line is always bolded and coloured red, with the time of the event and a brief description occupying the remaining 2 lines. Extra lines are just $1.00 per line. Advertise in the Brant News Weekly Clip-Out Garage Sale section by calling 519-758-1157 or emailing your ad to:, then pop into Brant News at 101 Charing Cross Street.



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GREAT SUMMER DEALS! July 16 – 25 Everything you want for warm weather style is on SALE at Lynden Park Mall. Shop for your favourite summer merchandise at the season’s lowest prices.

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