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Without area rating, Stoney Creek would pay for services not received BY KEVIN WERNER NEWS STAFF

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amilton councillors may be talking about compromise to mitigate the effects of a tripling of suburban residents’ taxes, but some councillors are prepared to fight to keep the area-rating policy in place. Under at least four scenarios proposed by city staff, first presented to politicians in late 2009, based on an urban-rural geographical split, any changes to the policy would see suburban homeowners’ taxes jump anywhere between 6.5 per cent for Ancaster to 16 per cent for Glanbrook, while residents in the former City of Hamilton would see their taxes drop by more than four per cent. Under the Citizens’ Forum recommendation for a three-tiered fire service rate, suburban residents would see their taxes rise from between 1.9 per cent for Ancaster to 9.2 per cent for Glanbrook. The forum, which introduced its recommendations about a month ago, also proposed to eliminate Ancaster’s sidewalk snow clearing service. City staff said eliminating the service would only mean $4 in savings for each household. Ancaster councillor Lloyd Ferguson has called the recommendation silly and will fight to keep the service. But if councillors eliminate area-rating for transit, fire, culture and recreation, which is what many inner-city politicians want starting this year, suburban taxpayers would see a jump in taxes anywhere from three to four per cent. Hamilton residents would see tax cuts in every scenario proposed by city financial staff. Corporate Services general manager Robert Rossini said any area rating proposal includes ideas to mitigate the tax effects by phasing in the increases over a number of years. “I’m still very nervous where we are going,” said Stoney Creek councillor Brad Clark. Clark pointed out that if Stoney Creek residents pay the same in taxes as other suburban areas for fire services, for example, they should expect to get the most complete service available. Upper Stoney Creek residents receive a hybrid fire service, which is a combination of full-time and volunteer. See JOHNSON/Page 6

Young activist Seven-year-old Illyria Volcansek is fighting City Hall over the expected removal of a tree from Community Park.

Page 3 LIFESTYLES Celebrating 50 years John Knox Christian School is holding a big celebration this weekend to commemorate its 50th birthday

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Kicking for Canada Glendale Secondary School Grade 12 student Stefan Vukovic was recently named to Canada’s men’s U-18 soccer team. For full story, see Page 37.

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oin the Hamilton Conservation Foundation, event sponsors and partners for the Second Annual Tree Planting at the Eramosa Karst Conservation Area Saturday April 23, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Activities will include tree planting, guided hikes, cave clean-ups with karst expert Marcus Buck and the Friends of the Eramosa Karst (FOTEK) and a light lunch for participants. The tree planting has been designed to expand an existing woodlot in the conservation area. Last year, participants planted more than 900 trees and helped build a forest to leave a legacy for the future. Future events will continue to assist natural regeneration in the conservation area. Volunteers are asked to bring work gloves and a shovel, wear appropriate footwear and dress for the weather. A welcome tent will be located near the main parking lot. Information about the foundation and its partners will be available at the welcome tent. This event is being held by the Hamilton Conservation Foundation with co-sponsors Stantec Consulting, Newalta and Beswick Tree Service. The Eramosa Karst Conservation Area is on Upper Mountain Albion Road, between Rymal Road East and Highland Road West.

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Youngster fights to save Community Park tree BY LAURA LENNIE NEWS STAFF

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llyria Volcansek is on a mission. The seven-yearold hopes to save a large maple tree at Community Park. The tree, located in front of Stoney Creek Arena, is at risk of being torn down to make way for a parking lot for the new lower Stoney Creek recreation centre. “The tree is too big to climb, but it provides good shade,” she said. “Children play and people read books under it.” Illyria sent a letter to the City of Hamilton urging officials to save the tree. She suggested putting a small piece of green space around the tree and building the parking lot around it. “I know uprooting and moving the tree would cost a lot of money, but just moving the parking lot a little would not cost that much,” she said. “That way

the tree can still provide shade, continue to grow and there can still be a parking lot.” Ward 9 councillor Brad Clark was unavailable for comment by press deadline. But in a letter he sent to Illyria, thanking her for her concern, he stated: “The City of Hamilton tries to protect each and every tree when considering the construction of a facility. As we construct the new recreation centre most of the existing trees will remain but a few trees will be required to be removed. We have tried our best to save as many trees as possible.” Clark also stated that 75 trees will be planted in about a year from now in the park. Illyria appreciates that more trees will be planted, but says they can’t replace the current tree. “It’s a really old tree, which has taken a very long time to grow,” she said. “It’s too old and important to

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Illyria Volcansek, 7, is on a mission to save a large maple tree at Community Park. The tree, located in front of Stoney Creek Arena, is at risk of being torn down to make way for a parking lot for the new lower Stoney Creek recreation centre.

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Walk ‘n’ Roll March of Dimes Canada celebrated its 60th anniversary last Friday at Eastgate Square with a Disability Awareness Fair and the third annual Walk ‘n’ Roll, which raised $1,000 for local support groups and programs. It also included a Hamilton Steel City Wheelers square dance show and celebrity wheelchair obstacle race. Pictured left, Hamilton Steel City Wheelers’ Rose Head, back, and Alfreda Arsenault participate in the square dance; above, media personality Mike Fortune fights his way up the obstacle race ramp.

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amilton East-Stoney Creek federal Green Party candidate David Hart Dyke says party leader Elizabeth May’s exclusion from the televised national leaders’ debates, which began Monday, was “grossly unfair” and just adds another nail to the voter apathy coffin. “There’s a million people that voted Green last election, just barely fewer than the Bloc (Quebecois). It’s a significant voting bloc in the country and it’s going without a say-so?” he said. “There’s no justification for keeping her out and I’ve had a lot of reaction from that. People, even those that would never vote Green, are generally angry about this.” Dyke said the Green Party is “definitely” the party of the future. It is building for the future, he added. “We’re trying to put the party on the same footing as the others, where there’s more of a presence between elections as well as actually during an election. I actually see more and more votes coming our way,” he said. “There’s a lot of young people that are right on the cusp of voting. I think we’re going to be picking up a lot of those votes.”

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Dyke said the Green Party’s platform is fairly comprehensive. It has a major environmental component, but it also covers points in terms of the economy, social justice and health care, he said. “For example, right now, a major component of healthcare – the one that’s really boosting the costs – is prescription drugs. Costs are getting bigger and bigger,” he said. “It looks to me very much like the companies that manufacture these drugs have too much to say to the government and the government seems to be listening far too well. These companies seem to be getting away with murder in that respect.” On the environmental front, Dyke said he would like to see Hamilton move more toward green manufacturing. “If you look at Germany, pretty much during the time we’ve been hearing how it can’t be done, it has created

from nothing, a green energy industry,” he said. “It now employs more people than the auto industry and those are good jobs, well-paid jobs. We need to be moving in that direction.” Green manufacturing is long-term, sustainable and would also help create more jobs in Hamilton, he said. “If somebody could wave a magic wand and make Elizabeth May the next prime minister, you could bet that U.S. Steel wouldn’t be getting away with what it’s been getting away with,” said Dyke. “That would not be allowed; they’d be forced to live up to the agreement they signed.” Dyke said the federal election on May 2 could prove to be the Green Party’s day. “I think Elizabeth May is probably our best chance to win a seat,” he said. “I think the voters of her riding are ready to make history. I think she’s got a wonderful chance to win this time.” People are looking for a change, said Dyke. “This country use to be absolutely the world leader in environmental and social justice issues, nobody ever questioned that,” he said. “We need to get back our position on the world stage as environmental and social justice leaders. That’s really what the Green Party) is all about.”

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Hamilton may have to pay the $4 million in social services out of local taxpayers’ pockets this year. Mayor Bob Bratina said the provincial government isn’t convinced it should help the city after providing Hamilton with over $100 million since 2004 in social services funding. “The province is facing serious deficit issues,” said Bratina. “There is a difference of opinion (between the city and province).” Judy Dolbec, Bratina, city managHamilton Product Advisor er Chris Murray and Performance Lexus other finance staff conceded provincial staff 905-923-0232 haven’t been swayed by jdolbec@performancelexus.ca arguments that it should cover Hamilton’s social services costs. Bratina and corporate services general manager Rob Rossini reiterated they were “surprised” to discover the Ontario Municipal Partnership Grant from the provincial government

totaled $8.15 million. Rossini said he was expecting a number close to $3 million, similar to what the city received last year. Councillors decided that half of money will be used to pay for some social services costs, while the other half will be put in an unallocated capital fund. Council still has to agree next week to the recommendation. Politicians could also use some of the $14.5 million in 2010 surplus money the city is expected to have to pay for the social services costs.

“We’re like Oliver Twist, always asking for more, please. It’s about fairness. (The money) is a drop in the bucket for the province. They spend that on a coffee break.” Coun. Terry Whitehead “We have been given sufficient funds from the province,” said Bratina. The mayor remained reluctant to “badger” the Liberals for them to cover the $4 million, especially after the province has already given the city an extra $25 million for the Pan Am Stadium, and millions of dollars for other projects. He said he also believes “more things” will be given to the city in the future.

Bratina was ready to approve the city’s 2011 budget Thursday, after councillors managed to reduce the average tax increase to about 0.8 per cent, after agreeing to some strategic staffing cuts that will cost about $1 million. “We have been treated well by the province,” said Bratina. “We can pass this budget today.” Council has also asked the province to pay the $1.5 million in extra emergency medical service expenses Hamilton is expected to incur because of the restructuring Hamilton Health Sciences implemented Monday at McMaster University. Murray suggested councillors pay the $4 million out of the city’s tax stabilization fund this year. Still, councillors will continue to meet with provincial officials to pry money from them. Politicians have given them until the end of June to complete the job. The decision didn’t sit well with Ward 8 (west Mountain) Coun. Terry Whitehead. He said he believes the province is responsible for providing the money to Hamilton. “We are clearly letting the province off the hook,” he said. “We’re like Oliver Twist, always asking for more, please. It’s about fairness. (The money) is a drop in the bucket for the province. They spend that on a coffee break.”

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From Page 1 But deputy fire chief Dave Cunliffe said it would cost about $20 million in salaries to provide full-time fire service for Stoney Creek. That figure does not include money for equipment that also would be needed, he said. “There will be a natural demand for increased services,” said Clark, directing his comments to inner-city councillors who want to eliminate area-rating. “Be careful what you wish for.” After listening to the nearly five-hour presentation about changes to arearating, councillors needed time to talk among themselves. “I want to bring us together,” said Ward 4 councillor Sam Merulla, who has wanted to eliminate area rating, believing it has benefited the suburban areas since amalgamation. Although he condemned some colleagues for practising “petty politics” with area rating. “Some people are still trying to make this a divisive issue,” he said.

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“We need to get into the back room and have this discussion,” said Mountain councillor Terry Whitehead, who also wants to change area rating for this year. “(Reforming area rating) has dragged on way too long. Hamilton is the only community that hasn’t addressed it.” But Hamilton remains one of the highest taxed municipalities in the province. “Taxes are just too high,” said Mayor Bob Bratina. Flamborough councillor Judi Partridge, whose residents will have to absorb the second highest tax increase if area-rating is eliminated or reformed, said her homeowners can’t afford further tax hikes. “We have to get them down in a sustainable fashion,” she said. But Brenda Johnson, councillor for Glanbrook, which would have the highest tax hikes if area rating is changed, remained fearful. She would like to see a tax policy that would allow homeowners to pay for what they receive in services.

“I’m already dreading the outcome,” she said. Councillors are expected to discuss changing area rating this week, with the possibility that it could take effect in the 2011 budget. So far, politicians have whittled the average 2011 tax increase to about 0.8 per cent. If councillors agree to a changed area-rating system and phased it in over five to 10 years, city staff says tax increases this year could be as high as 3.1 per cent for Dundas residents to a low of 0.3 per cent for Hamilton residents. Other politicians believe they should gather more information, including conducting a municipal services delivery review before implementing such a comprehensive tax policy. Such a review could take anywhere from six months to a year. “I’m not married to my previous report,” said Rossini, referring to his 2009 area-rating study. “I know the sensitivity of the issue. Nobody wants a head-on collision. Compromise needs to happen.”

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espite temptations to stuff this year’s budget with additional spending, council instead looked to its reserves to pay for needed programs, preserving the lowest tax increase in Hamilton’s post-amalgamation history. “We are trying to keep to zero as much as we can,” said Mayor Bob Bratina. As politicians creep closer to their April 27 budget deadline, they held off on adding $3.5 million to the budget in enhanced spending recommended by city staff, while dropping the proposed average tax increase to 0.8 per cent. Councillors did approve $125,000 for food service workers training at the city’s long-term care facilities at Macassa and Wentworth lodges because if they didn’t, the city could be fined by the provincial government. And $30,000 was allocated for the annual Re-Enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek. They did agree to spend $350,000 to boost local food banks, but the money was taken out of the tax stabilization reserve. Politicians also agreed to spend $64,000 for the city’s rooming strategy and $350,000 for emergency

shelters. Again, the funds were paid for through the stabilization reserve. But politicians refused to spend any money for the street-tree trimming program, including $350,000 for this year. Councillor Brian McHattie said with the Emerald Ash Borer threatening trees in Hamilton, it’s imperative the program continue. “If we wait a year, we could be in significant trouble in 2012,” he said. Councillors also rejected a request to spend nearly $60,000 on the city’s art awards program and refused to spend $87,000 to improve the office printing and supplies department. “I’m not here to take the budget north,” said Ancaster councillor Lloyd Ferguson. “I’m here to send it south.” “This whole process is to find savings,” said Flamborough councillor Judi Partridge. “I do support the arts. But this year at the door we all heard it, reduce taxes, create jobs, stop spending.” Even though the province rejected Hamilton’s initial request for the $4 million in social services funding, the city received $8.1 million from the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund. Last year, Hamilton got $3.1 million. The city is also expecting a

$14.5 million surplus from the 2010 budget. Bratina and City manager Chris Murray said they remain in contact with provincial officials about the $4 million shortfall. Bratina praised the province for helping Hamilton recently, including providing money for the Pan Am Games stadium, emergency drop-off nurses and education funding. “We have been given sufficient funds from the province,” he said. Councillors began this year’s budget deliberations at an average tax hike of 2.6 per cent and have slowly whittled it down to 0.08. There remains a few hurdles for them to clear before delivering their historic budget. Councillors have asked the Hamilton Police Services Board to trim its 4.47 per cent budget increase. In addition, politicians are hoping the money city staff have budgeted for this year’s labour settlements will be enough. Councillors have also asked the city’s senior management team to slice at least $1 million from its non-union staff. Politicians remained behind closed doors April 11 for the majority of the day discussing personnel issues and labour negotiations, which

SPRING THAW FLOOD PREVENTION TIPS As the city experiences milder temperatures heading into spring thaw with the increased possibility of rain over the next few weeks, the Public Works Department offers these precautionary measures that can be taken to avoid or minimize flooding impacts. • Keep catch basins in front of your property free from debris to allow for unobstructed flow. • Consider the installation of protective plumbing devices such as back-flow valves or sump pumps. • Ensure that sewer laterals are functioning properly through regularly scheduled maintenance. • Keep your eavestroughs clean. When your eavestroughs are blocked, the rain will pour over the edges landing on the ground next to your home. If you have cracks in the concrete wall of your basement or problems with your weeping tile, this water could enter your home. • Consider disconnecting roof leaders from the sewer system. Do this only if it is determined that neighbouring properties will not be adversely affected. • Consider installing window well covers to help keep window wells free from debris which can clog drains and cause basement flooding. • When landscaping your property, be sure that you don’t change the lot grading. Water should flow away from your home, not towards it. • Remember, gardens, plant material and trees absorb water. • Maintain the swale on your property. The swale is usually located on the property line between properties. A swale is a shallow trough-like depression that carries water during rainstorms or snow melts.

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have been difficult this year. And this week, councillors will be debating whether or not to change the city’s arearating policy. Suburban councillors argue any tinkering with it right now would mean higher taxes for their residents, while urban councillors say they want something done in this year’s budget.

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amilton police detectives have few leads as they try to identify a group of males who attacked and robbed a 16-year-old boy in upper Stoney Creek on the weekend. Sergeant Terri-Lynn Collings said the boy and a 15-year-old male friend were walking through the St. Mark Catholic Elementary School yard by Whitedeer Road and Highbury Drive at about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday when they were accosted by the group. The victim was robbed of his cell phone and wallet, but has been reluctant to provide details on his attackers.

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Lending support Soroptimist International of Stoney Creek-Niagara honoured Soroptimist award recipients at a recent dinner in Stoney Creek. Lillian Malton-Bradley, pictured above, received the Soroptimist Women's Opptorunity Award, given to a woman who is the primary financial support for her family who is striving to improve her life by attending a post-secondary education program. The club also donated funds to the Women's Resource Centre, Hannah House, McMaster University Children's Hospital, the Niagara Sexual Assault Centre and West Niagara Second Stage Housing. Pictured here, left to right, Ward 10 councillor, Maria Pearson, Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Award winner Lillian Malton-Bradley and former Stoney Creek Citizen of the Year, Anne Bono. Pearson and Bono served as judges for the awards.

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atching the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board in recent weeks, we can't help but wince as we witness the rift between elected officials and the public widen with each passing week. With the piling on of reasons for exempting Westmount from an accommodation review, chair Judith Bishop battling Parkview's principal at a public meeting and vice-chair Tim Simmons telling the Mountain high school review committee to stop questioning trustees’ wisdom and get back to work, the board seems to be fumbling the ball at every turn as of late. THE ISSUE Add trustee-vs-trustee battles, questionable in camera Public’s lack of trust decisions and a general sense over high school of arrogance and it’s no wonder the public is increasingly closure process questioning whether they are OUR VIEW being properly served. It all began more than a Board needs to find year ago with the start of the way to earn back accommodation review committee (ARC) process, public’s trust which requires engaging the public about which high schools need to close. Not everyone believes school boards listen to the public during such a review – there's a general mistrust of institutions and politicians that gets in the way of blind faith – but at least there was a chance the wisdom of a collection of community members might be heard. Starting out with a promise of total transparency, the board has since exposed itself as hiding at least one key fact from the start, coming up with an excuse for sheltering three schools from the process rather than being upfront with the reason. The board could have been forthright from the start, but chose to be opaque. Now, the public has lost faith in the review process. Take the special education, or vocational, schools for example. At the outset of the accommodation review committee (ARC) process, Mountain and Parkview secondary schools were included for their respective committees to examine and discuss. But early in the process, with the announcement by staff that special needs students would be integrated into regular schools, the board’s pre-determined intention to close Mountain and Parkview regardless of the committee's recommendation was uncovered. In Westdale, parents are wary of the board’s review of G.R. Allan, Dalewood and Prince Phillip elementary schools. They feel the fix is in for a new superschool at Dalewood, as the city has already announced a plan to rebuild the recreation centre there. They see the review process as a farce, especially in light of the recent revelations regarding Westmount. In the ARC looking at schools in the lower city, there is a belief the money saved from shutting down area schools will be used to fund a new high school on the Mountain or in Glanbrook. And what about possibly redeveloping Westmount? No one believes the board has not thought about what to do with that school, which is ailing badly, after the review. It would be irresponsible if no one at the board has thought out how our tax dollars will be spent to fix up or replace the decaying building. If the board truly wants to restore the public’s trust, it must make efforts to do so. It must go the extra mile and not worry about appearances or egos. For starters, it must capitulate on its heavy-fisted stance and restart the Mountain high school review, all cards in and actually listen to what the public says during the process. Anything else is lip service to the HWDSB's claim of transparency. Trustees might argue they find themselves between a rock and a hard place, but they wedged themselves into that spot with obstinacy and by acting with impunity right from the start.

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just returned from a week-long vacation in some pretty good courses and paid $150 total. Santee, South Carolina. The area is between $200,000 in reach Columbia and Charleston and is well known as Speaking of golf, the 6th annual Hamilton an affordable golf destination. Community News-Mission Services Charity Golf I drove down with my dad and his wife. It’s the Tournament is slated for May 5 at Hidden Lake first lengthy driving excursion I’ve taken part of Golf Club. in a long time. Over the last five years, we have raised more The last time I drove more than 12 hours in than $170,000 to help Mission Services carry out one haul, I was part of a crew of high school bud- its crucial mandate to help the less fortunate in dies heading to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for some our community. spring break fun. This year, if all goes according to plan, we This time, the route took us through New York, hope to top the $200,000 mark in total funds Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, North Car- raised. This is a huge milestone for our tournaolina and finally South Carolina. It’s about a 13.5- ment. hour drive from Hamilton, travelling Mission Services often uses the at or near the speed limit. slogan – for just $3.11 – in soliciting Santee is a small town – about 800 donations to help provide hot, nutripeople – located just off the I-95 in tious meals to the needy. the southeastern part of South CaroliIf we can reach our goal of topping na. It sits on the banks of Lake Marithe $200,000 mark this year, that on, the state’s largest inland lake. The translates into 64,308 meals provided man-made lake was created in 1940s to the homeless and poor in our comas part of a hydroelectric project. munity. It’s a beautiful area, but one that We are still looking for golfers, bears the scars of recession. It’s also sponsors and prizes for our tournaan area where you see the stark conment. If you can help in any way or MARK CRIPPS trast between rich and poor. want to enjoy a great day of golf for a MANAGING EDITOR Lining many of the gated golf good cause, I encourage you to visit courses in the area are gorgeous homes with www.mission-services.com and follow the tourimmaculate landscaping. But travel outside nament link. these areas and you will see many people living It’s agencies like Mission Services that work on in old trailers or broken down homes. the front lines to tackle Hamilton’s poverty issues. One telling sign of the impact the recession I’ve always believed in the old Chinese had on the area is the outlet mall just off the main proverb that if you give a man a fish, you feed drag (Highway 6). Built to accommodate at least him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed 100 stores, only three retailers are currently sell- him for life. ing goods. At Mission Services, providing hot meals is One day, we took a trip to a golf course locat- just one aspect of a broader agenda to impact ed about 25 minutes north on the I-95. I counted poverty in our community. at least 10 abandoned hotel/motels along the This long-standing agency also provides shelroute. Some were in pretty good shape, others ter and services for abused women, addiction were run down. They sit like depressing monu- counselling, employment and training services, ments to the impact the recession had on South community outreach and much more. Carolina’s tourism industry. The wide-ranging impact Mission Services While the U.S. unemployment rate is 8.9 per has in our community is the main reason I cent, it’s 10.2 in South Carolina. approached them six years ago with the idea to As for the golf, the economic situation in the partner in a charity golf tournament. area worked to my favour. I played five rounds on Hope to see you out on May 5.

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A time of election is a time of opportunity Budget bad for families I T t is interesting how a time of election evokes different emotions among a nation. Some see an election as a change agent, while others are just irritated by the politics or willing to rest on the assumption that things will stay the same. Election time is a powerful opportunity for a nation to rise up and make a statement about the kind of country in which they want to live. Despite everything we are told, it is ultimately the every day person who dictates how a country is led and also the issues that are

talked about, confronted and changed. I am convinced every individual has a responsibility to vote. If you choose to not vote, you have chosen to separate yourself from Canada's affairs and have stripped your voice. You have humiliated the very freedom for which blood was shed. People gave their lives for this freedom and you are trampling that with your apathy. Additionally, it is dangerous to assume. Indifference never creates results, it only chooses to look away. I am also convinced that

we have to support candidates who stand for life and the well-being of our kids. The moment we begin to throw such issues to the side, we have determined we are going to be unsustainable and have chosen to leave no legacy. If for just a moment, you think about the kids in your life whether they be your own or not, you know there is something in your heart that says that you would do anything to keep them safe and loved. Why would that change when it comes to government? Vote for candidates who

will protect your kids. Vote for those candidates who will treat life as sacred and who are willing to end some of the greatest global crimes of our time, such as human trafficking. We must celebrate and champion the candidates willing to take a stand, we must honour their courage with our voices and support. Do your part. Let’s not leave a generation a hole they have to dig out of, but let’s leave a generation a foundation on which they can build. It is our responsibility. Ashley Beaudin Grimsby

Millions of reasons to smile this National Volunteer Week

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hen it comes to volunteers, Royal Botanical Gardens has been fortunate to have the best there is. As National Volunteer Week (April 11-16) comes and goes, more than 320 dedicated members of the RBG Auxiliary will donate their time and effort to the gardens as they prepare for and plan its many events that bring droves of visitors. On top of that, they will celebrate a major achievement: 50 years of volunteering.

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The work of the Royal Botanical Gardens Auxiliary transcends what most people’s idea of volunteering is. It is an integral part of RBG’s success adding not only great value to our programming, but providing much needed revenue to continue to fulfill our mandate. As a non-profit organization, Royal Botanical Gardens depends on volunteerism, with the auxiliary contributing

more than 45,000 hours of dedicated work each year, as well as more than $3.7 million in revenue over its 50-year span. This year will be no different and there are many activities planned to mark the occasion, with the culminating celebration, a 50th anniversary bash planned for June 22. Mark Runciman, CEO Royal Botanical Gardens

King Harper already part of a coalition

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ow can Prime Minister Stephen Harper be Harper-ing about the opposition forming a coalition, when his Conservative party is a coalition of Alliance, Reform and Progressive Conservatives? They decided to join forces in 2006 rather than split their votes. The Liberal and the NDP policies may vary, but they are heading in the same direction. They should form one party for the same reason. Harper promised to be transparent and accountable, yet he has been the most secretive and uncooperative prime minister ever. He will not tell Parliament what he’s up to or the true cost of his government’s spending. His party is the only government in the history of the Commonwealth to be convicted of contempt of parliament and he just shrugs it off. The United Arab Emirates allowed our troops to use their military airbase, treated our wounded and flew soldiers home at no cost to Canada. Yet Harper refused U.A.E.’s request to fly commercials flights to Canada. Needless to say,

we lost the free use of their airbase. This has cost Canada at least $300 million for an alternate airbase, about the same cost of an election. Even though Canada’s corporate taxes are the lowest of all the G7 nations, Harper will cut corporate taxes. He will also build prisons we don’t need and buy 65 F35 jets at $150 million each. Yet tax benefits for Canadians will not kick in before 2015 and only if the deficit is eliminated. The reason Canada fared better during the economic meltdown of 2008 was because of regulations the Liberals enforced and the Conservatives did not have enough time to undo. Because of Harper’s hawkishness, Canada was kicked out of the UN Security Council for the first time. A vote for the Conservatives is a vote for King Harper. If you disagree with Harper’s views you are demoted. If anything goes wrong, it’s your fault. And like a king, he will banish you from his presence if you do not agree with him. John Vesprini Stoney Creek

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he Ontario Budget brought before the Legislature last month is a failure for Ontario families. Instead of putting families first and making life more affordable, this budget puts corporate tax cuts first and leaves families paying more. Instead of taking the HST off hydro and home heating, the government ignored increasingly tight household budgets. Instead of tax breaks for companies that create jobs, the government is sticking with its strategy of no-strings-attached corporate tax giveaways. The McGuinty Liberals so-called plan isn't working for families. Ontario lags behind most provinces recovering the jobs lost in the recession. Three years later, 16,000 jobs still haven’t come back. Ontario lags behind provinces like Manitoba, which rejected the HST and is holding the line on corporate tax giveaways. The government's estimates show they are projecting 60,000 fewer jobs PAUL MILLER, MPP than previously expected. H A M I LT O N E A S TThe Liberal government is proposSTONEY CREEK ing: • 60,000 new post-secondary spaces but they don’t mention that Ontario has the highest tuition fees in Canada and there’s nothing in the budget that addresses the cost of post-secondary education; • the budget says that student assistance is the best in Canada – but student debt loads are the highest in Canada; • a “deficit review committee” that will report after the next election. Voter’s shouldn’t write them a blank cheque. We should demand the review results now. Let the government run on its real record in the fall election; • a new risk-management program for farmers, but farm families have been waiting for help for nearly a decade. On the health-care file, there is nothing in the budget to protect frontline patient care. The budget has a vague plan to cut $800 million from health budgets and hospitals are getting a cut in real terms, but the government still won’t cap out-of-control health care CEO salaries and severances that are skyrocketing well into six-digit figures. The Liberals are promising more breast cancer screening but they don’t mention the high-risk clinic in London that was closed or how they force breast cancer patients to fight for treatment. This budget does nothing to solve the ongoing problems of hospitals struggling to stay afloat and meet the needs of families in local communities, as seniors go without the home care and long-term care they need and as local communities are increasingly cut out of decision making. The budget provides virtually no details or commitments on funding in coming years. We hear that the government is finally addressing the crisis in mental health but we don’t see a plan. Ontario needs a comprehensive program that will ensure that whenever it’s economically feasible, provincial and municipal procurement projects give preference to Ontario and Canadian-made products. As we well know here in Hamilton East-Stoney Creek, we need no more handing over our natural resources and local jobs to foreign-owned corporations. It’s an election budget, but one that I would not want to take to you as a resolution to the myriad problems facing our province.

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Businesses garner SC Chamber of Commerce Community Awards BY ABIGAIL CUKIER NEWS STAFF

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ext time you’re sitting in a hockey arena feeling warm and toasty despite the large sheet of ice below, you might just have Superior Radiant Products to thank. The Stoney Creek-based business designs and manufactures radiant heating and deicing equipment, as well as construction and patio heaters. The Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce announced this week that Superior Radiant Products will receive the Outstanding Large Business Achievement Award at the 43rd Annual Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce Community Awards Thursday, May 12. Incorporated in 1995, Superior Radiant Products exports globally and has an office in China. Its products are used in major manufacturing plants around the world, hockey arenas, restaurants, conference centres, farms and airports, including JFK in New York. The company’s products are recognized as eco-friendly and energy efficient. They have won awards, including gold at the 2009 Dealer Design Awards and a finalist award at the Vesta Awards honouring innovation in design and technology. In the community, Superior Radiant Products makes many donations to charities,

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Blaine Prince of Aulward Graphics shows off the company’s press. He credits Aulward’s continuous investment in new technology for the company’s success. Aulward Graphics will receive the Outstanding Small Business Award at the 43rd Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce Community Awards May 12. including the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Good Shepherd. The company also holds events and parties for employees and covers expenses for their industry-related education. Aulward Graphics will also be recognized this year with an Outstanding Small Business Achievement Award. Paul Prince started the company in Grimsby in 1967 and moved it to the Hamilton area in 1984. The company provides pre-

press, printing and bindery services and is known as the “big shop for small shops,” as many small shops send jobs they can’t handle to Aulward. Since Paul has retired, his son Blaine Prince has taken over operations. He credits Aulward’s longevity to the fact they continuously invest in the company and in new technology. “We have some of the largest equipment in the city, we keep our prices in line with Mississauga and Toronto and

we help our customers. We give them advice on how we would do a certain job,” says Prince. Aulward Graphics also donates services to charities including Good Shepherd and to Stoney Creek firefighters’ food drive. It also participates in the Mohawk College apprenticeship program and provides a health benefits plan to its 11 full-time employees. Paul sits on the board of the Mackenzie Printery and Newspaper Museum and the company also exhibits antique printing equipment at local fairs and sponsors local minor hockey players.

Community Awards The Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce will hand out its Community Awards Thursday, May 12 at 6 p.m. at Galileo's Garden. Tickets, $35. RSVP by Friday, May 6 at (905) 664-4000. Communty Awards winners are; • Citizen of the Year - Jim McIntosh • Junior Citizen of the Year - Natasha Valconi • Youth Recognition Award - Dean Saumur • Outstanding Small Business - Aulward Graphics • Outstanding Large Business - Superior Radiant Products • Legacy Award - Clough Energy • Community Recognition - Losani Homes

An enduring heartache Donna Dixon, whose 27-year-old murdered son Billy Mason’s remains were only found more than four years after he disappeared in February 2006, speaks at a ceremony to mark National Victims of Crime Awareness week at Central police station on Monday. She said nothing can take away her heartache, but credited police victim support services for helping her, her surviving children and Billy’s daughter cope with their tragic loss. One man has been convicted in the shotgun slaying, with another still facing trial for first-degree murder. PHOTO BY RICHARD LEITNER

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ids and parents are invited as royal guests to celebrate the royal wedding at a fun tea party in the Sears Court at Eastgate Square Saturday, April 30, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The tea party is a fundraiser for the McMaster Children’s Hospital and attire is tea party dressy. A British Jester will introduce Queen Elizabeth’s look-alike along with her escort and children will enjoy tea and treats while doing crafts and being entertained. Prizes will be given for the Best Royal Wave, Best Royal Crown for the Lads and Best Royal Hat for the Lassies. In addition, Eastgate judges will search for one Look Alike of the Royal couple. Lads and lassies competing must be of the fol-

lowing three age categories: ages two to four years, five to seven years and eight to 10 years. First-prize winners will receive a $100 gift card, second-place winners will receive a $50 gift card and third-place winners will receive a $25 gift card. There will also be door prizes and the first 100 children to attend will receive a special loot bag. As well, the first 80 adults to arrive will receive a Tea Party Tea Pot and everyone can watch a replay of the royal wedding on a big screen TV courtesy of The Source. Admission is $1 per person and all proceeds will be donated to the McMaster Children’s Hospital. For further information, call (905) 561-2444 or visit www.eastgatesquare.ca.

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ave you ever wondered why some people have election signs for more than one candidate on their lawn? Are they undecided? Are their duelling factions within the home? In Hamilton East-Stoney Creek, Stoney Creek News staff noticed five such instances just around Green Road and King Street alone. So we ventured to find out why. Two residents said they had no preferences in the election and let the campaigns place the signs on their lawns just because they asked. The News was unable to reach two other homes. Linda and Jim Scott, who live on King Street, said they usually have more than one sign on their lawn during an election. They’ve even had three. This time, the signs of Liberal candidate Michelle Stockwell and Conservative candidate Brad Clark grace their lawn. Linda said the couple has

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248 have been completed, with about 180 in various stages of being completed. It usually takes 12 to 18 months to finish an audit. At the moment, there is no recommendation by politicians to accelerate the progress or if the auditing will be entirely completed. City staff argue the audit department has a lack of resources to fulfill its mandate, a complaint that councillors have heard many times before. Both Clark and Stoney Creek councillor Brenda Johnson, said the city needs to provide the necessary support to its internal auditor. If not, said Johnson, the auditor just becomes “fluff and nonsense.” “We need to provide credibility to the department,” said Johnson. City staff have adopted a process to follow up on the incomplete audits, including having general managers provide written updates. The internal auditor will also provide a status report to councillors later in the year.

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ohn Knox Christian School is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend at 795 Hwy. 8. “It’s very exciting,” said school principal Bonnie Desjardins of the milestone. “We’re absolutely thrilled that we’ve been able to offer Christian education in the Stoney Creek, Grimsby and Niagara area for 50 years.” John Knox Christian School’s 50th anniversary celebration will begin with an opening ceremony Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m. in the gym followed by an open house. The ceremony will feature greetings from a number of Christian organizations and politicians, along with a cake cutting by the school’s first board chair. It will also include the digging up of a time capsule buried during John Knox Christian School’s 25th anniversary celebration in the school’s primary side playground. “Each student put something into the time capsule, either a toy from that time or story projecting where they would be in 25 years,” said Desjardins. “A lot of our current students are really looking forward to the opening of the capsule. In June, every student will put something into a new time capsule that will be buried and opened in another 25 or 50 years.” The anniversary celebration will continue with a children’s carnival and barbecue lunch on Saturday, April 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The free event will include activities and games, along with hamburgers and hotdogs. Donations will also be received for Hamilton City Kidz and Worldwide Christian

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John Knox Christian School is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend at 795 Hwy. 8. The celebration will include the digging up of a time capsule buried during John Knox Christian School’s 25th anniversary celebration. Pictured here, 25th anniversary committee chair Ted Koudys, left, and then principal Jules deJager bury the capsule as students look on. Schools. The celebration will conclude with a worship service on Sunday, April 17 at 5 p.m. “The event is a great opportunity to come into the building and see some of the changes that have taken place,” said Desjardins. “It’s also a great way for former staff and students to reconnect with faces and friends from the past.” John Knox Christian School opened its doors in 1961 to 99 students, with three dedicated staff members that taught grades one to eight. Since that time, the school has seen numerous periods of growth

and expansion, both as a facility and in terms of the people who became involved in its approach to Christian education. John Knox Christian School has 135 students from junior kindergarten to Grade 8 who come from a variety of denominational backgrounds. Desjardins said while the school would love to see that number grow and is always accepting new students, having a smaller student population has some benefits. “Because we’re not a huge school, all of our students know each other by name,” she said. “The older kids buddy up with the

younger kids and they get together every week to draw, read or simply spend time together. That’s been a real plus for them.” John Knox Christian School’s mission statement is Living for Jesus, learning for life, serving with gladness. Desjardins said the school practises that motto on a regular basis. It supports Hamilton City Kidz and the Salvation Army, has an adopted school in a developing country and participates in the Community Living Grimsby, Lincoln and West Lincoln annual Walk/Bike-a-thon every May, she added. “Everything the students learn is taught from a Christian perspective, the Christian world and life view,” she said. “It’s exciting to explain to new parents what that’s all about and how the day is structured around that; there’s a real sense of community, family here.” Desjardins said marking 50 years of Christian education in the community is important. “We would really like to celebrate God’s faithfulness to us,” she said. “He certainly has guided the school – we’ve watched the growth that has taken place – and we pray for his continued guidance and blessing in the future. We want to have an opportunity to celebrate what he’s done and think forward to what he’ll do for us in the future.” John Knox Christian School’s 50th anniversary celebration will run Friday, April 15 to Sunday, April 17 at 795 Hwy. 8. The event is free and open to the general public. For more information, call the school at (905) 643-2460 or visit www.nace.ca.

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three other employees. The agreement projects a total cost of about $215,000 over the course of the high school reviews, which wrap up in January. That total will probably ring in lower, because some of the $40,000 budgeted for support documentation will be done instead by staff, a board spokesman said. The board has also hired Jim Wibberley, a former HWDSB superintendent and Grand Erie board education director. His contract calls for a flat rate of $745 per day. Wibberley's contract runs from October 2010 through December 2011, possibly ending sooner, the document notes. If he worked all 96 meetings, he would be paid $71,520. The board said he has missed three meetings so far. The consultants' work on the committees is backed up by several board staff and overseen by associate director of education Ken Bain. Bain previously said it is necessary to hire outside consultants because they have experience with new Ministry of Education guidelines for closure reviews that its own staff do not have. The board's manager of planning and accommodation left at the end of November and the new manager

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iring consultants to assist with high school accommodation reviews is costing Hamilton's public school board $2,534 per meeting. The entire process could cost upwards of $250,000. The figures come from the board's contracts with the consultants released after a freedom of information request by Hamilton Community News. The amount includes time spent working with staff, preparing documents and attending the 96 meetings associated with each of the three accommodation review committees (ARCs). Each ARC is scheduled to meet 14 times, plus four public input meetings, and there are 14 staff steering committee meetings for each group. The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) deal with Watson and Associates, which is supplying the services of up to four consultants, calls for about $71,000 to be spent for each high school accommodation review, including an average of $1,789 for each meeting. The firm is making available senior consultant Daniel Del Bianco and up to

began in mid-January. The contract proposal from Watson and Associates was submitted on Nov. 24, prior to the hiring of the new manager, the board said. The new manager has completed many of the support items Watson outlined in its proposal. The board has extended Watson and Associations' contract for its current reviews of elementary schools.

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National Volunteer Week April 10-16, 2011 Agency enriches lives through volunteerism BY DEBRA DOWNEY SENIOR EDITOR

Volunteer Hamilton operations co-ordinator Barbara Klimstra has exceptional skills at connecting people. Through leadership, education and advocacy Klimstra has linked organizations, businesses and individuals in embracing volunteerism for the past two years. She has connected people and organizations to successfully stage Volunteer Hamilton’s two largest fundraisers — All That Rock and the Community Builders Breakfast. And, on a personal basis, she has irrevocably joined Hamilton, Ontario, with Hamilton, New Zealand, on the Klimstra family tree. Established in 1963, Volunteer Hamilton has more than 40 years experience in facilitating and supporting volunteer activity. The organization has more than 130 member agencies, with the number always climbing,

and about 10,000 volunteer opportunities currently available — everything from office support to driving, coaching and canvassing, mentoring and music. The mission All Lives Enriched Through Volunteerism guides Klimstra and other staff members who work at the downtown Hamil-

“Although I have been asked the same question a lot of time, it’s a different person asking it.” Barbara Klimstra ton office. Klimstra said there is no average age of people who use Volunteer Hamilton’s services. Clients could be teens looking to get their 40-hour community service credit, people who are unemployed but want to remain involved in the community or retirees hop-

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ing to keep active. “No day is the same. Every day is different,” said Klimstra. “Although I have been asked the same question a lot of times, it’s a different person asking it.” “I just love being here, helping people to connect to volunteer activities, and helping them find an opportunity where they know they are going to be helpful and useful, and a meaningful experience for them.” Along with connecting agencies and volunteers through the user-friendly website at www.volunteerhamilton.on.ca, Volunteer Hamilton provides mentoring services, answers questions from the public and hosts workshops on a variety of volunteer-related topics. With funding from the City of Hamilton and the United Way, Volunteer Hamilton also runs two longstanding programs — Snow Angels, which last year connected 237 service recipients with 162 volunteer shovellers, and the Bay Area Leadership program at Mohawk College. Volunteer Hamilton representatives also visit schools and community groups to present Volunteer 101, a PowerPoint presentation designed to educate potential volunteers and agencies that need assistance. With today’s economic climate, Klimstra said Volunteer Hamilton is also thinking strategically by sharing space at 267 King St. E. with Hamilton Volunteer Probation Officers and the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion. With a spacious area open to the public, Volunteer Hamilton also makes its premises available to groups for presentations and special events. And with all these professional connecting skills, it comes as no surprise that Klimstra undoubtedly made the biggest link of her life the day she “connected” online from her native Hamilton, New Zealand, with a gentlemen from Hamilton, Ontario. He was looking for someone to talk to in Hamilton. Eventually, the pair sorted out the miscommunication over Hamilton, met and married. Before moving to Ontario, Klimstra worked in senior management at a major corporation in New Zealand. Because of her professional skills, Volunteer Hamilton was a “natural choice” to volunteer when she arrived in Canada.

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In her professional and personal life, Volunteer Hamilton operations co-ordinator Barbara Klimstra has exceptional skills at connecting people. Klimstra volunteered twice a week, working reception and answering phones, before being hired as operations co-ordinator. “I love living here,” said Klimstra, adding Hamilton, Ontario, is a lot like Hamilton, New Zealand, in that the marvels of the city are often overshadowed by a nearby, larger urban area. “Hamilton, Ontario, like Hamilton, New Zealand, is a hidden gem,” she said. “Most people bypass them, but don’t pass by between Niagara Falls and Toronto. Call in to Hamilton and see it, it’s really a beautiful place.” For more information on Volunteer Hamilton and its services, call 905-523-4444 or visit www.volunteerhamilton.on.ca.

THANK YOU

Thank You To All Volunteers Who Give Of Their Time and Talents!

Royal Botanical Gardens owes a great deal of gratitude to our hundreds of volunteers and exceptional Auxiliary now in their 50th year and our committee members for the thousands of hours of dedicated service over the past and previous years. Your commitment, passion and spirit as ambassadors is truly remarkable and help make the Gardens a spectacular and memorable place to visit.

TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER please call 905-577-7771 or visit www.rbg.ca RBG Centre, 680 Plains Road West, Hamilton/Burlington

National Volunteer Week April 10-16, 2011 Volunteer litter clean-up crews saved city nearly $1 million last year NEWS STAFF

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City of Hamilton beautification project continues to grow. Last year, 17,132 volunteers helped out during the Team Up to Clean Up campaign. They gave nearly 35,000 hours of their time and collected about

4,000 bags of garbage and 2,000 bags of recyclables from parks, alleys and other municipal property, and also removed 840 tags made

by graffiti vandals. It saved the city more than $900,000, said Beth Goodger of the city's public works department.

J^WdaOek ...to all our Mission Services’ volunteers who make a difference in the lives of people in need in the community. You help us offer hope for today and opportunities for tomorrow.

Mission Services has been meeting needs in Hamilton since 1956

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Krystal Rice, Mohawk student, cleans graffiti on the pavilion of a local park.

Lend a hand in a variety of interesting ways What can you do as a volunteer? Here are some examples of the variety of volunteer positions available through Volunteer Hamilton: organize events; fundraising; teaching, counselling; committee/board members; office support; boards of directors/committee work and other leadership roles; driving; coaching; referee/time keeper; canvassing; mentoring; companionship/friendship; recreation leader; clerking; maintenance/handyman; data management/entry; trainer/presenter; virtual

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volunteering; volunteer from home; social media; arts, drama, music, writing; pet-assisted therapy; animal care; working in corrections/courts. Check Volunteer Hamilton’s online database at www.volunteerhamilton.on.ca for hundreds of volunteer opportunities. The database is compiled in partnership with the Community Information Online Consortium and Inform Hamilton. — Information courtesy Volunteer Hamilton.

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She said cleaning up waste and graffiti costs the city about $3 million a year. “Really, that’s money that doesn’t have to be spent,� Goodger said, but it will continue until people act more responsibly. During the launch of this year's Team Up to Clean Up campaign at the Tim Hortons at 969 Upper Ottawa St., Mayor Bob Bratina said once the public mindset changes, it will help improve the city's image. “We're never going to be at the point we want to be until the community is fully involved,� he said. This year, the hope is that 20,000 people will sign up to clean up their neighbourhoods. The Team Up to Clean Up campaign, sponsored by Tim Hortons and co-ordinated along with the Clean City Liaison Committee, is designed to coincide with Earth

For more information, visit www.thewellington.ca or call marketing manager Doretta Skidmore at 905-385-2111, Ext. 104

Day and the Great American Cleanup. It runs the entire month of April, though citizens can sign up at any time during the year to get their cleanup kit, which includes work gloves, refuse bags and graffiti wipes. To pitch in, register at hamilton.ca/teamuptocleanup.

Habitat for Humanity Hamilton would like to say Thank You to the heart of our organization, our Volunteers. Through the work and dedication of an evergrowing number of volunteers that have helped Habitat Hamilton in achieving unprecedented success this past year as we continue to expand our homebuilding efforts.

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Helping People Help Themselves St. Matthew’s House is a place of hope where families, children, seniors and individuals most in need receive help to improve their capacity to participate in the community.

Thank You Neighbour to Neighbour Centre wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our dedicated volunteers for their continuous support.

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St. Matthew’s House Provides: • Food & Basic Needs Assistance • Day care & Children’s Programs • Summer Camp Program • Seniors Supports & Programs • Supportive Housing • Transitional Housing • Supports to Families & Individuals • Homelessness Prevention • Special Needs Resourcing • Mental Health Outreach

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For information A huge THANK YOU to the members of the Junior League, our community about membership visit volunteers and partner organizations who together, dedicate thousands of volunteer hours each year to create lasting positive changes in our community! www.juniorleague.ca Are you interested in improving your community while developing your own potential? Don’t let the word “junior� fool you. Junior Leagues reach out to women of all ages.

New Member Information Session on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Visit www.juniorleague.ca or call 905.525.1077 for more information. You too can be a catalyst for lasting comm unity change!

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alk A Mile In Our BootsHealing Together with Our Troops is a fundraising dinner, dance, silent auction to raise money for the Royal Canadian Legion poppy fund and Project Healing Waters. Both organizations work to meet the needs of veterans experi-

encing physical or emotional trauma. Through training and recreation, resources for affordable housing, medical equipment or employment counseling, ex-service personnel are better able to readjust to civilian life. The dinner will be Saturday, April 16 at The Renaissance Ban-

quet Centre, 2289 Barton St. E. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $40. For tickets, visit http://bringingithome.myforces.ca or call (905) 560-4571. Donations can also be made through www.bringingithome.myforces.ca. In essence, the purposes and

objects of the Legion were born of the need to further the spirit of comradeship and mutual assistance among all who have served and never to forget the deeds of the fallen. The major source of funding for the Legion to accomplish this is the annual Poppy Campaign. For information, visit www.legion.ca.

Mohawk College choir wraps season

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he Mohawk College Community Choir will give its final performance of the 2010/2011 season, Divine Inspirations, under the direction of David Holler with Christopher Dawes, organ and solo performances by Lucy Bledig, Jennifer Enns-Modolo, Rocco Rupolo and James Medeiros. Hear the Mohawk College Community Choir perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's final and perhaps greatest work, his Requiem, as well as French composer Francis Poulenc's powerful and beautiful Gloria. Experience the raw emotional power of these two great works with organ accompaniment. The concert will be at St. Paul’s United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas, Sunday, May 1 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 general admission and $15 students/seniors and may be reserved by calling (905) 526-7938. Visit the Web site , www.mohawkcollege.ca/mohawk choir.

Earth Day rain barrel fundraiser April 16

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n Earth Day rain barrel fundraiser will take place Saturday, April 16, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at LimeRidge Mall. These rain barrels are the most environmentally friendly available, as they are reprocessed barrels that previously contained food items. All proceeds will go to Earth Day EcoFestival. The price of barrels is $50 including taxes. They can also be purchased at www.rainbarrel.ca. Earth Day Hamilton-Burlington gets $10 from each sale.

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isitors to Royal Botanical Gardens looking to brush up on their outdoor survival skills will get to do so Saturday, April 16, when celebrity survival expert Les Stroud will stop by to take part in the launch of renowned artist Robert Bateman’s Get to Know Contest. Stroud will be taking questions from guests and talking about the importance of getting outdoors and in touch with nature, the basis of the Get to Know Program, an inspiring conservation program developed by Canadian artist Robert Bateman. Children and youth will have a chance to explore the use of watercolour and sketching for recording outdoor observations in an art activity, then take a walk on the wild side to look for wildlife on Royal Botanical Gardens trails. The Get to Know Contest is open to Canadians 19 and under and this year's theme is This is My Forest, in celebration of the United Nations’ International Year of Forests. Students can make a submission in a variety of forms and can learn more about the contest at www.gettoknow.ca. The program starts at 10 a.m. at the RBG Centre, 680 Plains Rd. W.

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Chopped fresh coriander or parsley In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion until wilted, about 5 minutes, stirring often. Add red pepper; cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in garlic and potatoes, to coat with oil. Stir together water, tomato paste and piri-piri; stir into potato mixture. Reduce heat, cover and cook until potatoes are tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Increase heat slightly. Break eggs, one at a time, into cup and slip into skillet on potato mixture, spacing evenly. Cover and cook until white is set, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with coriander.

Traditionally this creamy Italian rice dish requires liquid to be added gradually and stirred constantly, which is rather labor intensive for today's busy cooks. Try this easier version that is only stirred when squash is added. Serve as first course, main dish or side dish with grilled meats or fish. Preparation Time: 20 Minutes Cooking Time: 20 Minutes Servings: 4 main-dish or 6 side-dish servings 2 tbsp (25 mL) olive oil 1 Ontario onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) Italian short-grain rice (e.g. Arborio)

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dispatch brokerage companies at the expense of drivers who must work long hours to pay their leases or rent, dispatch fees, fuel and maintenance before they make any money for themselves. “They only victimize the drivers. In the past there was no representation of the drivers. The bylaws are in favour of the brokers and the stakeholders and the owners,� Butt said. But the union, already certified by the Ontario Labour Relations Board to represent all Hamilton Cab drivers and awaiting a final count on a vote by Blue Line drivers, has asked the city to review all taxi industry bylaws, and their enforcement, with experts and lawyers representing the drivers themselves. City staff recognized the many issues within the local taxi industry in 2001. A staff report recommended plate holders be required to drive at least five times a week for eight hours. Staff also recommended allowing only one plate per owner, a change the union also supports. No action was taken on those recommendations.

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t was a tale of two competing political rallies in Hamilton April 7 with the Conservatives and Prime Minister Stephen Harper avoiding the protests, while Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff embraced the demonstrations at his standingroom-only get-together at LIUNA station. Harper, who arrived in Hamilton at 12:50 p.m. with a police escort, barely noticed the 100 United Steelworkers Local 1005 and student protesters on Main Street when he took the stage at about 6:15 p.m. in the Hamilton Convention Centre to reiterate his theme of creating jobs and demonizing a possible “ramshackle” coalition between the Liberals and NDP. During his 35-minute speech, surrounded by a partisan crowd including several Conservative candidates and introduced by Hamilton East-Stoney Creek Conservative candidate Brad Clark, Harper talked about providing a “strong, stable majority” to create jobs and provide tax relief to families and seniors. The Liberals, he said, would only spend more money and introduce “job-killing” tax hikes. “The choice is to have a ramshackle, incoherent, unprincipled, unstable coalition of Mr. Ignatieff, backed by the NDP,” he said. “What Canada needs is a strong, stable majority.”

Harper tried out a few of his ideas that were revealed in the party’s platform the next day, including more investment in the north, reducing the deficit by 2015 by delaying costly programs and introducing the Conservative budget, which was rejected by the three other federal parties. Harper, who was making his first visit to Hamilton this political season — and only the second trip he has made to the downtown core — was interrupted by a steelworker who shouted that jobs were being lost at U.S. Steel. Wayne Rae, president of United Steelworkers Local 6200 in Welland, was immediately surrounded by reporters, telling them Harper’s Conservative government has done nothing to help Stelco and its 900 locked out workers. Rae said he would be voting NDP in the federal election. “He needs to hear from regular people,” said Rae. “The way things are going, the middle class is disappearing. And what U.S. Steel is doing in Hamilton is disgusting. (The Conservatives) have allowed the companies to come in and run roughshod.” Harper ignored Rae and continued his presentation. The tight security around Harper did not expel Rae, as has happened to others at previous Conservative rallies. Harper on Thursday apologized for his security throwing out a university student because she had posed for a photo with Liberal leader

Michael Ignatieff. “They did allow me to speak,” said a surprised Rae. “I thought they would toss me.” Ignatieff, making his eighth visit to Hamilton and second stop in less than a month, saw and heard the 50 or so steelworkers and other protesters at LIUNA, as he waded into an enthusiastic Liberal crowd at the entrance to the historical building.

Once inside, he attacked Harper for spending $30 billion on fighter jets, another $13 billion on “U.S.style mega prisons,” and for providing tax breaks to corporations. Ignatieff said he offered the “politics of hope,” as opposed to Harper’s “appeal to fear” about economic collapse, and political instability. The jammed LIUNA ballroom was a welcoming place for Ignatieff as he encouraged people to ask

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rchard Park Secondary School Robotics program teacher Stan Hunter and Team 2056 continue to prove theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a force to be reckoned with in the robotics game. Hunter grabbed FIRSTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Woodie Flowers Award at the FIRST Greater Toronto Regional robotics competition March 31 to April 2 at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga. The award is presented to an outstanding teacher or engineer participating in the robotics competition who best demonstrates excellence in teaching science, math and creative design. Team 2056 also snagged its 11th consecutive regional title at the competition with an impressive 160 record and General Motors-sponsored Industrial Design Award for the design of its robot, Unfinished Business. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was surprised to win (the award). There were a lot of people there that have been doing this for longer than I have, so it was an honour,â&#x20AC;? said Hunter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then to win the 11th consecutive regional title

was phenomenal. We felt pretty comfortable going into the event; we had pretty good confidence in our team and robot.â&#x20AC;? Team 2056 nominated Hunter for the Woodie Flowers Award in February. They submitted an extensive essay on how he affects and motivates the team to do its best. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What I like about FIRST robotics is that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just about building a robot, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about effective communication in the art and science of engineering and design,â&#x20AC;? said Hunter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Winning the award shows that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing something right.â&#x20AC;? Hunter started the Robotics program â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the only one of its kind in both Hamilton school boards â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in 2006. He founded Team 2056, which includes more than 25 Grade 9 to 12 students, in 2007. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Students are divided into various disciplines, including engineering, manufacturing, marketing, scouting and fundraising,â&#x20AC;? said Hunter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Each one has an essential role to play.â&#x20AC;? Team 2056 also has 14 adult mentors in different capacities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The students are working alongside these adults and are able

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Hamilton’s waterfalls has noticeably worsened traffic in the past year as those coming for the view can’t find parking spots because of allday picnickers. Frustrated motorists often pull into driveways to unload their gear or back onto lawns to turn around, he said, and he’s had people knock on his door to ask him to fill their water jugs. “It is impossible to enjoy your backyard when you know you should be out front to protect your property,” Thompson told authority directors, suggesting picnickers be directed to other parks. “By default, your current operation here has made you a neighbour who has lost control of your property,” he said. “We want the public to enjoy the falls, but we also want to enjoy our homes.” Authority chair Chris Firth-Eagland acknowledged vehicle queuing is a problem and said having tourist greeters is an easy, commonsense solution that avoids more costly ones, like hiring off-duty police officers at $70 an hour. If approached properly, visitors will welcome being directed elsewhere, especially if they get a one-time free pass and avoid a lengthy wait. “We don’t want to turn people away, we want to give

them alternatives,” FirthEagland said. “If you promote me in the right way to go someplace else today, I’ll love your organization, I’ll go someplace else and I might find that I like that place better because I’m not picnicking between cars, I’ve got Christie Lake all to myself.” Councillor Brian McHattie said people can “love a park to death” and the authority should also consider more radical solutions like reducing picnic areas, including by letting portions return to their natural state. “Of course you’d want to do that with a great deal of public consultation,” he said. Councillor Chad Collins said the authority had similar problems at Confederation Park four years ago that were resolved with the use of private security and he’s willing to consider hiring off-duty police officers. “I don’t want to turn people away because I think that’s sort of sending the wrong message out, but I think we have a responsibility as a neighbour to not put our problems onto those who live around us,” he said. Chief administrative officer Steve Miazga promises to investigate longer term solutions and report to directors in June or July.

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GLASS COFFEE table, KITCHEN Red Rose tea figurines, 1 large, 1 small wooden CABINETS desks; 2 rowing exercise All-wood, dove-tailed, GOOD FRIDAY, machines, antique rocking soft close drawers, WASHER DRYER Set, Sunday, April 17th April 22nd chair, antique clock, many finishes to APPLIANCE Super Capacity White, antique radio, brass firechoose from Michelangelo's 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $385, Stove $185, DishDOCTOR place screen with bellows, 1555 Upper Ottawa Now up to washer, $150. Maytag, SuAuditorium and Mutual/Market various size mirrors, gate QUALITY RECOND. Adm $3 Door Prizes per Capacity electric Dryer Buildings, Woodstock 50% off. legged table, 2 drawer Appliances electric, 10 am-3 pm. Sports Cards, $185. Will separate. wooden filling cabinet like Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis Street. 905-928-6002 backed by a full McFarlanes, StarWars,Pez, 289-337-1328 new, 2 drawer steel filing Action Figures, Beanies, 2 year warranty. Featuring Model Train dealers call George CHESTERFIELD, THROW cabinet, Non Sports, Memorabilia, Classified 905-526-3443 cushions included. Brand 905-336-0866 Railroad Memorabilia and Call "The Doc" Golf, Models, Gaming, new. Paid $600, asking at least 10 Operating layouts. WWE, Hot Wheels, Dolls, 905-574-2474 $250. Sony 32" TV, Vega Articles for Sale Over 150 vendor tables. Die Cast Nascar, Barbies, Trinitron with stand. Like RECORDS, 500, various Ontario's largest Model Train Show Toys, Sets, Vintage Cards new. $200 905-538-1338 FURNACE, LUXAIRE new genres, all good condition, (still in packaging), 80,000 Admission $5. $250. Call 289-700-5048 905-643-6883 CONTENTS OF house. BTU, mid efficiency, $670. Call for appointment. King For vendor space or information email: Call 905-383-4856 brass bed, framed prints, PLASTIC MODEL kits, die toyshow@kwic.com or 519-426-8875 patio furniture, occ tables, HOUSE cast cars, slot cars and MAYTAG, CONTENTS FRIDGE/ SOFA, RECLINING chair etc. 905-648-8053 more! All at great prices. Freezer Side x Side, 28 cu. Antique furniture- dressers tv, cedar chest, 10" radial 905-692-8100 RANGE, 1940'S Moffat tables/chairs/brass bed, ft. Excellent condition. PAINTINGS WANTED, all arm saw, odds-n-ends, Catch the savings in gas range, yellowish pictures/frames, radios, $3,000. $500. 170 COLLECTOR plates, older art, watches, Why not sell no longer used items Cost best offer. 905-679-1911 ceramic, great for disclassified! We’re your records, tools, pot-belly 905-525-6782 2 clear, $1 - $25, Good antiques and jewelry. plays, $170. Call with a fast working Classified Ad? stove Binbrook home base for good buys! deal! For appointment to 905-679-2746 905-383-4856 Classified 905-526-3443 905-692-0632 Call today...905-526-3443 Call 905-526-3443 Classified 905-526-3443 buy 905-388-3571.

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I have several 1000 yds. Of new Stainmaster & 100% nylon carpet. Will do living-room & hall for $389. Includes carpet, pad & installation (25 yds) Steve, 905-777-1170 www.carpetdeals.ca

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LINCOLN LINE ORCHARDS 10 dress fabric lengths: assorted weights, colours, designs. $100. Electric: Osterizer, plus 2 jars, $15. Large kettle, stainless steel, $15. Small kettle, new, $10. Steam/Dry iron $10. Hostess tray, 9x30" $15. Tapes: 50 figureskating, 1996-2002 plus 20 TV stories: $2 each (in 10 piece lots). Cookbooks: All hard cover, colour illustrated: 12 pieces, 10", $5 each. 5 pieces 11", $10 each; 5 pieces 12", 400-600 pages $15 each. "Bon Appetit", January-December 1980, 1,000 pages, $35. Books, needlepoint: Full colour plates, glass and colour charts, 10x13". "Decorative Needlepoint", "New World of Needlepoint", "Decorative Victorian Needlepoint", "Antique Flowers", $15 each. "Ringstraszen Symphony", (Vienna), German language: 3 volume set. $35. "National Geographic" Traveller 1996-1998, in 3 bookcase containers, $25. Mini personal clothing washer. portable, electric, 12x12" $50. Back Rejuvenator: 8-motor massager with percussion action and heat, $50. 905-679-4972.

SEWING MACHINE, JENOME 9000, Embroiders and quilts. 150 regular and decorative stitches, several sewing feet, 3 hoops, quilting arm, 2 memory cards, manual, bobbin pedal, cover case. $1100 obo. 905-335-2721

Farm Market Fresh Crisp Apples, Gala, Golden, Courtland, Mutsu and Pears. Pies, and Sparkling Cider And preserves Everything for your Easter needs Tues - Fri 8am - 6pm Saturday 8am - 5pm 9764 Reg. Rd. 20, east of Westbrook Rd. 905-643-2205 lincolnlineorchards.com

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LUXURY HOTEL mattress set. Brand new queen size, pillow top, mattress set. Left over from large hotel ALL ANTIQUES, TEAK order. 722 coils. 2 inch and Rosewood furniture, pillow tops. 10 year paintings, wrist watches, warranty. Made by jewelry, militaria, figurines, Restonic in Canada. 7 time gold, coins and collectibles Consumer Digest best buy We pay top winner. WANTED! Regular retail cash! 905-979-4447 $1399. Liquidation price 5 available. $490. Delivery available. Call or text Trains NScale, Hornby, 289-880-7980 Tirang, etc. Diecast MOVING SALE furniture, dinky's. Wind-up Toys, Tin appliances, lighting, beds Toys, Small Antiques and more. Saturday and 519-579-7947 Sunday, April 9-10 and 16-17 from 10am to Building Equipment/ 12pm. 391 Stone Church Rd. E., Unit 14. Price range Materials $20 - $450. Please ConNEW FIBER Glass ceiling tact. 905-383-2480 tile 2x4 $4/ piece. Call 905-923-1090

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Refurnished Systems for Sale + Service, Repairs, and Recycling Corner of Cannon East and Ottawa, Hamilton

NEW MATTRESSES

Direct from Factory Queen Size Mattress & Box $ 239 All Sizes Available OUTLET FURNITURE & MATTRESS LIQUIDATION 931 Queenston Rd @ Lake 905-662-0538

KR Systems 289-396-5864 kennyram99@yahoo.com

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New Bunk Beds Josmar Acres SPRING IS HERE!!

Bright & Colorful Pansies Custom planting avail for your hangers & planters, new maple syrup from our bush, crunchy apples, cider eggs, honey & more! Daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Sun. Lynden

(519) 647-2025 josmaracres.com

SCOOTERS New & used. Best prices. Monthly payments. Free Trial. Call 905- 690-7368

Spring Special Brand new Walker w/large wheels, basket, seat & brakes, $95. 905-690-7368

1,000 GUITARS new from $49. *Amps $29 *Effects $29 *Private Lessons $13.50 *Drums $399. 20,000 + items. 905-318-7447 945 Upper James

BEDROOM SET, queen, 7 piece, British Columbia pine, 3 years old. Paid HAGSTROM GUITAR Mint $2700, asking $1700 obo. condition. Comes with carry bag, tuner and extra 905-575-3010 set of strings. Asking $400. 905-730-4680

WHIRLPOOL FRIDGE, good condition $200, entertainment unit, excellent condition $300 Call 905-692-1312 after 6 p.m.

COMPUTER REPAIR SHOP

PATIENT TRANSFER rails (toilet) and "stripper's pole", (for standing) as new, call Ted 905-387-6304

3 PIECE brown Leather Chesterfield, 2 matching chairs, 2 years new. Mint condition $1500. 905-573-6184

ADJUSTAMATIC, ADJUST ABLE electric single bed, with remote control, vibration, excellent condition, $1500, 905-538-4122

Golden Honey Solid Pine Wood. Twin-Twin $360, Twin- Double $460! Total prices delivered. 226-749-3584 SOFA AND chair, cream & sage green print, $225. Black leather recliner $150. Both in good condition. 905-575-5058. TWO 3' X 6' Corian Marble Dining Tables, with chairs, like new, $1500 each. Call 905-529-2424

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AWA ADOPTIONS $150 Cats & kittens, Vaccinated Spayed/Neutered 905-547-4169, 544 -1053 Website: awa.xux.net

Medical/Health Needs

Musical Instruments

DINING ROOM Table, walnut, with 6 chairs, 7 years old. $625. obo. 289-238-8385

Computers

1.03 CARAT, yellow gold diamond ring. Selling for $5500. Appraised at $11000. 905-765-3903

KORG PA1XPRO keyboard. This keyboard is a professional 76 note unit capable of recording and burning to a CD your vocals and music arrangements. $1,800. 905-945-3879

Sporting/Outdoor Equipment BRUNSWICK HERITAGE Pool Table, 2 complete sets of balls, billiards/ snooker. Good condition. Call with offer. 905-979-6176

ID#: A12643055. "Whitley" DLH, 6 years old. SHARE THE LIFE OF A HOMELESS PET Hamilton/Burlington SPCA 905-574-7722 www.hbspca.com

GERMAN SHEPHERD Puppies CKC Registered. Vet checked. Male & Female. Ready to Go. 905-774-7847 www.rebelrunkennels.ca

GERMAN SHORT hair pointer pups. CKC registered. 1st shots included vet checked Home raised with kids $675. 519-284-4675 GERMAN SHORTHAIRED pointer puppies one female and one male available. These are exceptional puppies with mild temperaments and are easily trained. Puppies are from champion parents. Mother solid liver, and on site. Father resides in New York. Both parents are certified hips, elbows, heart and eyes. Puppies are 13+ weeks old, CKC registered, micro-chipped, two sets of vaccinations and health guaranteed. Please Contact. 905-388-9733

LAB PUPPIES, Yellow, $400. No Sunday calls. TREADMILL, PRO-FORM Please call 519-688-1890. T10.0. Heart and body fat monitors. $125. Please NEW FOUNDLAND puppies. Pure bred. 1st shots, call 905-648-0982 vet checked. Microchipped. Available April 27th. Family raised. Lots of love. 519-443-8583

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IKEA 3-SEAT sofa, green cotton, very good cond. Smoke free. $80. 905-573-9201

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PUREBRED DOBERMAN pups, Euro Champion bloodlines. 4 weeks old, ready to go May 5. 2 girls, 3 boys. Tails, dewclaws, dewormed, 1st shots, microchipped. $900. Parents, pedigree on-site. $200 deposit. 905-930-8473 or ndymond@cogeco.ca SHELTIE PUPS! Beautiful, CKC, now ready! Home raised and very social. Vet check, shots and chipped. Health guaranteed. $750. Contact Shannon at fusionshelties@bell.net or 905-659-6527. SMALL MALTESE also Scottie Terriers. 2 shots, dewormed, guaranteed. $550. 905-774-6859

STANDARD SCHNAUZER PUPPIES. Born Feb 14. CKC Reg'd Breeder. Homeraised. Parents onsite. Health Guarantee, microchip, shots, de-wormed, Dogs tails cropped, dewclaws. $950.00. Deposit reqd. BICHON POOS dewclaws 905-934-8700 removed, 1st shots. 1 male, 1 female. Ready to TINY TOY POODLE, born Valentine's Day, ready for Go! $500. 289-282-1188 Easter, home raised, vetCHIHUAHUA Pups. 1 ted, cropped, dewormed, male/ 1 female, long coat, 905-573-1826 no Vet check or papers, PUPS, $450 Negotiable, ready to WEIMARANER all shots, tails docked, go 905-788-3951 CKC reg'd, ready now GERMAN SHEPHERD $1000. or best offer. cross Black Lab. Beautiful, 905-312-8209 healthy, 3 month old. Ready to go. Call, Pets-Other 905-957-3725

GOLDEN RETRIEVER/ lab pups - 12 weeks old, 1st shots. Great family pet. ENFIELD 3 band Musket, $350. 905-957-1641 good for shooter or reGOLDEN RETRIEVER enactor. $750 obo. P.A.L puppies, CKC, purebred, 905-957-0299 vet checked, generations clear. Guaranteed. And Shih Tzu puppies, same, male Champion sired. 905-689-5629

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Lab Pups Choc/Yell/Blk, CKC Reg., micro-chipped, de-wormed, 1st Shots, From Registered Kennel, $600 www.silverdkennels.com 905-776-0163

Pet Supplies/ Boarding/Service All Seasons Kennels 557 Rymal Rd E. Hamilton

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CRAFT SALE Friday, April 22 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 10 Market St. S. Dundas Lions Community Centre Candles, Lawn Art, Wood Crafts, Jewellery, Florals, Stained Glass, Baby items, Handmade crafts, Used Books Admission $2.00

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MOM TO MOM SALE Peoples Church

510 Mohawk Rd. W. Sat. April 16th 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon FREE Admissions FREE Refreshments

LOST: DOCUMENTS (passport, etc.) in brown plastic case. Reward. Call 905-389-5299.

Drivers

AZ Drivers & Owners OPS

Needed now. Great career opportunities. We're seeking professional, safety minded drivers and owner operators. Cross border and intra Canada positions available. Call Celadon Canada, Kitchener. 1-800-332-0518 www. celadoncanada.com

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High energy males and females with strong interpersonal skills. No Exp. necessary. Intensive latin & ballroom instructor training will be provided. Call btwn 12 & 5 pm 905-522-3237 Ham., 1092 Main St. W Oakville, 225 Lakeshore Rd. E. 2nd flr. 1-905-815-3237 www.fredastaire.ca 1-888-97DANCE Why not sell no longer used items with a fast working Classified Ad? Call today...905-526-3443

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ANNUAL PENNY SALE

Saturday, April 16th 11 a.m. St. Paul's Hamilton United Church 42 Tragina Ave. N. Draw at 1 p.m. Baking, treasures, draws and prizes. West Mountain

Rummage Sale Sat. April 16th 9 a.m. - noon

125 Red Fern Avenue St. Peters Residence at Chedoke

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Common Curable Problems: Aggression, Biting, Barking, Pulling, Jumping, Anxiety, Doorbell... Contact Bruce Warrington at

#17 25 Ivybridge Dr. (off Watercrest) Saturday AND Sunday April 16 and 17 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Computer desk, lawn furniture, kids toys.

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Green Home Consultants Required No Experience needed Full Product Training Provided For accepted applicants $17.50/hr avg rate Rapid advancement Students Also Welcome Scholarships Available 1-866-821-8266

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Careers

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Grinder Operator

Blanchard grinding experience necessary -Send resume by fax: 905-689-8801 or Email: blanchardgrinding @hotmail.com

Classified 905-526-3443 Careers

The Advertising Department of the Hamilton Spectator currently has a full time opening for an

Account Executive

East Hamilton

The Canadian Dog Whisperer

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HAGGLER'S

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GARAGE SALES & BAZAARS

If interested, apply to the Human Resources Department by Wednesday, This individual will report to the Director, April 20th, 2011.

Advertising Sales.

The Hamilton Applicants must be self-starters and exceptionally Spectator goal-oriented as the focus of this position is on Human Resources Department 44 Frid Street Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3G3 Fax: (905) 526-9211 email: SpecJobs-Advertising@ thespec.com We thank you for your interest but only those candidates receiving an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or agencies, please.

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developing new revenue opportunities.

The successful candidate will: • Have proven sales results in “hunting” new business • Be comfortable making cold sales calls • Be a motivated professional with superior customer sales and service skills • Be able to work cooperatively in a team environment • Develop strong business relationships with advertisers to build business opportunities • Have the ability to provide clients with creative advertising solutions • Be well organized and able to meet daily deadlines • Have excellent communication and presentation skills • Possess strong interpersonal skills for presentations, negotiations, and problem resolution

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CONTRACT YOUTH/ ADULT CARRIERS DELIVERY OF THE Flyer Package BY EACH THURSDAY EVENING by 6pm Also Free Press Routes for Wednesday evenings NO COLLECTING! Carriers are needed ASAP and must live in the areas below: * Adult with/without vehicles and youths are needed. CENTRAL MOUNTAIN:

AA001 - 22 drops - Brucedale E/Upper Wellington AA003 - 58 drops - Belair/Skyland Dr/Queensdale E AA015 - 63 drops - East 7th/East 9th/Brucedale E/Fennell E/East 8th AA020 - 80 drops - East 11th/East 12th/East 13th/Brucedale E AE003 - 129 drops - Bryna Ave/Maitland Ave/Huntsville St/Manning/ Limeridge E/June AE004 - 112 drops - Purdy Cres/Hester St/Deschenes Ave/Manning Ave AE008 - 99 drops - Greeningdon Dr/ Limeridge E/Ridge St BC020 - 63 drops - Mcintosh Ave/Angeline Pl/Ottaviano Dr/Regent Ave BD004 - 82 drops - Upper Paradise 1215-1322/Rymal Rd W 395-707 CA005 - 106 drops - Chesley St/West 5th/Chester Ave/Annabelle St CA007 - 79 drops - Allegro Pl/Fortissimo Dr/Sonata Ave/West 5th/Forbes/Blossom Ln CA011 - 52 drops - Stonepine Cres/West 5th If interested please call 905-526-4680 if unavailable leave message with full name, address with postal code & phone number

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Call Henry 289-838-6317 info@accounteam.ca Business Opportunities CONTRACTING COMPANY FOR SALE. Specializing in Decks & Renovations. Tools, auger, and a truck. Jim,

Business Opportunities

Rent To Own Established Small drapery workroom. Be your own boss. Work own hours. Help if needed. 905-637-7453. STAR FLEET Trucking hiring! Drivers, farmers, ranchers & retirees needed with 3/4 ton or 1-ton pickup trucks to deliver new travel trailers & fifth wheels from US manufacturers to dealers throughout Canada. Free IRP plate for your truck and low insurance rates! Pref. commercial lic. or 3 yrs towing exp. Top pay! Call Craig 1-877-890-4523 www.starfleettrucking.com

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CAREER OPPORTUNITY Advertising Representative: Newspaper Advertising Sales

The Cambridge Times has an excellent opportunity for an individual experienced in print advertising sales or similar/related commission sales capacity The candidate we seek will demonstrate exceptional abilities in... ✓ Prospecting and closing customers with advertising sales opportunities. ✓ Cold-calling new or non-serviced businesses in Cambridge and related areas ✓ Creative thinking style and an ability to problem-solve ✓ Self-starter with loads of initiative who needs minimal direction ✓ High energy and a positive attitude ✓ Excellent verbal and written skills ✓ Literate in computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel ✓ Driven for success ✓ Excellent organizational skills This is a career position. You will be asked to produce results and devote the time and effort required to consistently produce improved results. The earning potential is far better than average. Remuneration includes: • Base Salary • Car Allowance • Commissions • Entry level account list • Bonus Opportunities • Benefits package and pension plan Post Secondary Education an asset but not a pre-requisite. Interested candidates are asked to email their resumes by April 22, 2011. Ted Anderson Regional Advertising Manager Cambridge Times, Forever Young, City Parent and Specialty Publications 475 Thompson Drive Cambridge, Ontario N1T 2K7 tanderson@cambridgetimes.ca We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted

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Supporting Strong Kids Pictured above left, Stoney Creek residents Michael and Jane Schwenger are dressed for the 1950s and Stoney Creek residents Yasser Ismail and Patrick Lacey dress for the 1980s at Saturday’s YMCA Strong Kids Dinner, Dance and Auction April 9 in Hamilton. This was the 10th YMCA Strong Kids Dinner, Dance and Auction, an annual fundraiser for the Virtual YMCA, an after-school program designed to give children the support and skills needed to make good choices, improve their grades and become leaders. The Virtual YMCA after-school program is offered at 10 elementary schools in Hamilton, Brantford and Burlington identified as needing extra support. Children enjoy healthy snacks and take part in activities like sports, arts, crafts and drama under the supervision of YMCA staff who act as role models.

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ominations for the 2011 Canada Post Community Literacy Awards are being accepted until June 3. Nominations can be made in two categories: Individual Achievement and Educator. Almost half of all Canadian adults (48 per cent) have low literacy skills and less than 10 per cent of them who could benefit from literacy upgrading programs actually enrol. The effects of adult literacy are far-reaching and celebrate the people who make a difference in Canada's literacy landscape. Nominate a deserving individual or educator in one of the two categories: Individual Achievement Awards for those who have overcome literacy challenges

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SATURDAY ENTERTAINMENT The Royal Canadian Legion Br. 622, 12 King St. E., is holding Saturday Entertainment with Randy Thomas, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Karaoke with Dorrie from 8 p.m. to midnight.

SUNDAY ROAST BEEF DINNER A hot roast beef dinner at Tapleytown United Church, 413 Mud St. E., April 17, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Adults, $14, children six to 12, $3. Tickets at the door.

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The Hamilton branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society will meet April 17 at 2 p.m. in the lower auditorium of the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board at 100 Main St. W. Ruth Burkholder will discuss accessing records from afar. All members of the public are invited. For further information on genealogy, call 905-318-8086 or visit www.ogs.on.ca/hamilton/.

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SENIORS’ CLUB New Horizons Seniors’ Club meets every Monday at 1 p.m. for euchre, darts, bridge and crafts at the Royal Canadian Legion Br 622 Stoney Creek, 12 King St. E. Call 905-662-4171 for more information.

DODGEBALL Every Monday night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Janet Lee Elementary School, 291 Winterberry Dr. , Meadow Creek Community Church youth group presents dodgeball for anyone 15 and up. Call youth pastor Chad at 905-5360022 for more information.

WEDNESDAY HOT LUNCH Enjoy a hot lunch, April 20, 11:30 p.m to 12:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 1907 King St. E. Cost is $5. Elevator accessible.

THURSDAY

holding a breakfast with Dora Anie of Totally Your hair salon and speaker Eileen Goodman sharing Reflections on Life’s Changes, April 21, 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at Michelangelo's Banquet Centre, 1555 Upper Ottawa St. Cost, $13. Call Dorothy to reserve at 905-575-0607.

Hamilton All Star Jazz Band. Dinner and performance tickets, 65 or concert tickets, $20. For ticket information, e-mail jazzattherite@yahoo.ca or call 905-648 5894. Proceeds to The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada.

TOASTMASTERS Stoney Creek Toastmasters meets every Thursday from 7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Develop your communication and leadership skills, gain self-confidence, and enjoy a great time! Visitors are welcome with no obligations. For information, email mocarter@cogeco.ca or call 905-549-1354.

Heritage Green Presbyterian Church is having a spaghetti dinner May 14 at 5:30 p.m. in memory of Vince Latimer and Andy Pasztor. Spaghetti and meatballs, salad, rolls, dessert and coffee. Adults, $10, children under 10, $5. For tickets, call Sharon at 905 560-0578 OR Pat at 905573-3358.

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New Horizons Seniors’ Club meets Thursdays at 1 p.m. for euchre, darts, bridge and crafts at the Royal Canadian Legion Br 622 Stoney Creek, 12 King St. E. Call 905662-4171 for more information.

COMING UP EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE Meet at the cross (Devil’s Punch Bowl, Ridge Road) at 8 a.m. April 24 for a brief service of praise and thanksgiving and then enjoy coffee, tea, hot chocolate and muffins at the Stoney Creek Church of Christ, 105 King St. E.

UNITED EMPIRE LOYALIST The United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada (UELAC), Hamilton branch will holds its next meeting at Olivet United Church, 40 Empress Ave. April 28, at 7:30 p.m. Paul Grimwood will speak about War Losses from the War of 1812-14. Call 905-648-6519 for information.

RUMMAGE SALE A rummage sale will be held April 30,10 a.m. to noon at Barton Stone United Church, Stone Church Road West at Upper James Street.

SPRING SALE Fifty United will be holding its Annual Spring Sale April 30, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 1455 Hwy. 8. Find great bargains on an assortment of household items, books, media, gently-used clothing and more. Great baking available at the bake table.

BIBLE READING The Canadian Bible Society presents Proclamation, a reading of the entire text of the Bible over a two-week period, Monday to Friday, May 2-6 and May 9-13, 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at St. Stephen-on-the-Mount Anglican Church, 625 Concession St., with a closing service on May 13 at 7 p.m. For information call John Romaniuk at 905-385-7791.

SPAGHETTI SUPPER St Eugene's Parish Spaghetti Supper will be May 4 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 222 Queenston Rd., 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Adults, $12, children under 12, $6. For tickets, call 905-549-2694. Tickets also available at the door. Take-out available.

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JAZZ AT THE RITE

Hamilton Women’s Connection, Stonecroft Ministries is

Jazz at the Scottish Rite, May 8. Dr. Russ Weil and the

SPAGHETTI DINNER

Farmers’ Dell Co-operative Preschool is holding a free car seat clinic May 15, noon to 4 p.m. at Queenston Chevrolet, 2260 Rymal Rd. E. Limited spaces available, For reservations and information, call 289-286-0459 and leave a message.

VENDORS WANTED Parkdale School, Hamilton, is looking for vendors for our annual Spring Fair Garage and Craft Sale to be held on May 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a rain or shine event. The fair is one of the school's major fundraisers, with money raised going directly towards student activities and programs. For more information on table rentals for the garage and craft sale or participating in the fair, email parkdalefair@hotmail.ca or call the school at 905545-6216.

COMMUNITY SERVICES VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Volunteers are needed for the 6th World Conference on Breast Cancer to be held in Hamilton Tuesday, June 7 to Saturday, June 11. For more information on the conference and a list of volunteer opportunities, visit www.wcbcf.ca and go to the Volunteer tab or call 905523-4664. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available before and during the conference.

CHILD CARE INFORMATION LINE Are you searching for Professional Activity Days (PA Days) options for your school age child throughout the school year? For more information on recreation programs, child care centres or home-based care options, that provide PA Day programs, please call Child Care Information Hamilton, Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. at 905-528-0591.

DIABETES EDUCATION St Joseph’s Healthcare, Adult Diabetes Program, King St. Campus, offers free classes. Living Well with Diabetes, Carbohydrate Counting, Label Reading, Heart Health and more. To reserve a spot please call 905573-4819. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The King Street campus of St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton is recruiting volunteers for urgent care, hemodialysis and the retail area. If you have three hours a week to spare, call 905-573-7777, ext. 38163.

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MO Financial Group has launched BMO Team of the Week – a contest open to young soccer players across the country – that will award 15 youth teams and give them the chance to win the grand prize, which includes $125,000 to refurbish their community soccer pitch. Canadian soccer coaches and parents can nominate their favourite youth soccer team at BMOsoccer.com. BMO Team of the Week winners will be announced every week starting April 20 and will receive $500, track suits and a donation to a local charity. A panel of judges will select a weekly winner based on team pride, spirit, involvement in the community and passion for the game. Each winning team will become a finalist for the grand prize and all Canadians will be able to vote for their favourite team starting Aug. 1 at BMOsoccer.com. The BMO Team of the Week 2011 Champion will receive a $125,000 field refurbishment, a trip to see a Toronto FC or Vancouver Whitecaps FC home game and $5,000 to their chosen charity.

BY LAURA LENNIE NEWS STAFF

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tefan Vukovic always enjoyed playing basketball and soccer for fun growing up. When he was nine years old, his parents told him to choose one sport. “I was a huge basketball fan and was really good at it. I only played soccer because all of my friends were playing it,” said the Glendale Secondary School Grade 12 student. “I don’t know why, but I chose soccer and I’m really happy that I did.” Vukovic, 18, has certainly found his place on the soccer field since making that decision. The forward has enjoyed stints with a number of soccer clubs, both locally and beyond. Vukovic has hit the field with the Hamilton Serbians, Serbian White Eagles, Erin Mills and the Canadian Soccer League’s (CSL) Serbian White Eagles. He currently plays for the CSL’s TFC Academy –

the youth academy of Canadian MLS club, Toronto FC – at Lamport Stadium in Toronto. “We train four to five times a week,” said Vukovic. “We play once a week.” Vukovic also attended a training camp earlier this year in San Jose, Costa Rica, as part of Canada’s men’s U18 soccer team. He said when he learned he had made the team he was “shocked, but thrilled at the same time.” “At first, I thought, ‘OK, it’s nothing, just another team.’ Then after a couple of days, I actually realized how big of an accomplishment it really was,” he said, adding he tried out for the team after a couple of his coaches recommended him to the national team staff. “There are 20 players on the team; 20 players from all over Canada and I am one of them. That’s pretty awesome.” Canada’s men’s U-18 soccer team players will be eligible for U-20 competi-

tions heading into 2013, including the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey and Olympic/U-23 competitions heading into 2016. Vukovic said he hopes to make the U-20 squad. “First, the team has to go through a qualifying tournament. The when and where hasn’t been announced yet,” he said. “If the team reaches the semifinal of that tournament, it will go to the World Cup and try to bring home a title for the first time in history. It’s a difficult task, but you never know what can happen in the game of football.” Vukovic said if Canada were to make it to the FIFA U-20 World Cup, a positive attitude, communication and team cohesiveness would be keys to its success. “A forward’s job is to score as many goals as possible,” he said. “That’s what I would plan and hope to do, if I were lucky enough to make the squad and hit the world cup field.”

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Mini Meet

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he Celebration of Significant People dinner will be held Wednsday April 27, 6 p.m. at Michelangelo's Banquet Centre, 1555 Upper Ottawa St., to recognize David Bartolotta, Guy Cipriani, Patricia Cole, Becky Kellar, Michael Morton, Chris Newman and Joe Raso. There will also be special recognition of the 1968 Stoney Creek Little League team, the 1978 Hamilton Cardinals Intercounty Baseball league champions and Aram Eisho, three-time MVP of the Ontario Junior Football Conference. Enjoy dinner and music by Villi V. Tickets are $35. Call Dick Bosher at (905) 304-3231 for information or tickets. Please bring a non-perishable food item for Neighbour to Neighbour Food Bank.

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Stefan Vukovic has made a career out of soccer since taking up the sport years ago. The Glendale Secondary School Grade 12 student has enjoyed stints with a number of soccer clubs, both locally and beyond.

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Dofasco Monsters City Champs After a first-place finish in the regular season, the Bantam Monsters went on to represent Dofasco in the Recreational House League Playdowns. The team faced tough competition on the road to the final, playing teams from Coronation, Dundas and Lawfield. The Monsters defeated the Stoney Creek Rangers 40 to win the championship. The Monsters returned home to face the Pirates in the Dofasco Bantam Playoff Final and skated to a 8-5 victory to finish off a great season. Pictured here, left to right, front, Matt Shrum, Johnny Lanza, Brayden Rowland, Nicolas Baldini, Cameron Cuicani, Josh Leroux, Michael Carbone. Back, ass’t. coach Rob Shrum, Jarod Bishop-Dove, Garrison Nichols, Riley Boyd, Ashton Ferreira, head coach Al Leroux, Lucas DeSousa and trainer Greg Cuicani.

Hamilton Speed Skating Club welcomed the Milton and Niagara speed skating clubs for an all-ages Mini Meet last Tuesday at F.H. Sherman Recreation and Learning Centre. Club members ages five to 55 participated in the lower-level competition. Pictured here, Hamilton Speed Skating Club member Lachlan Perigord lines up for his short-track race. The club offers programs for ages under six up to over 30 at the F.H. Sherman Recreation and Learning Centre in upper Stoney Creek. PHOTO BY LAURA LENNIE

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Rugby community mourns loss of esteemed coach Ready,Willing and Able this Sunday BY CATHERINE O’HARA FLAMBOROUGH REVIEW

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hen the Waterdown Boys’ Rugby Club players took to the bench between plays, they looked for the insightful and encouraging words of Dave Burnett. But at last week’s tournament – the Warriors’ first of the season – the team’s head coach wasn’t there. The silence was deafening. Coach Burnett passed away of acute pancreatitis April 2. He was 70 years old. As the nation’s rugby community mourns the loss of the player and esteemed coach, the griefstricken Warriors took to the pitch with one goal in mind – to make Burnett proud. “Dave’s always at the back of our minds now,” said Grade 12 WDHS student Jake Newman, who has looked up to Burnett as a coach since 2007. “On my tries, I pointed to the sky,” said Warrior Jordan Young after twice securing four points for the Waterdown team at last week’s tournament. “I knew he was watching.” Burnett was also a cherished member of the Rugby Ontario and Rugby Canada associations. A native of Gloucester, England, the rugby enthusiast was heavily involved in the sport, playing an instrumental role in promoting and growing rugby locally and

Dave Burnett was a key member of the Niagara Thunder. across the province. A coach, administrator and tireless volunteer, Burnett held the position of past president and was the secretary of the Burlington Rugby Football Club. He also played with the Brantford Harlequins, Hamilton Hornets and the Burlington Centaurs. He was an active Niagara Old Boys team member until his death earlier this month. Burnett was also a key member of the Niagara Thunder of the Rugby Canada Super League, helping shepherd that team to the championship game in 2007. Described as a gentleman, Burnett was a mentor to many young rugby players, including Nick Bridges. “We all sort of looked up to him,” said the Grade 12 student, who has played the

sport for three years. “We are all different in a positive way because of him,” noted Young, who benefitted from Burnett’s guidance since joining the team last year. Burnett’s coaching abilities were second to none said members of the Warriors’ squad. According to Newman, Burnett was able to identify players’ strengths and position them on the pitch accordingly. Following the Warriors’ first tournament last week, the players were hit with the realization that Burnett was not there to offer some constructive criticism or congratulate the boys on their performance. “It was surreal,” said Bridges of the team’s mood. “It didn’t feel right. It was definitely emotional afterwards,” said Newman. Burnett’s passing has further spurred the Waterdown boys’ desire to succeed this season. “Our whole season is dedicated to him,” said Bridges, adding that the team will soon sport a special emblem on their jerseys in memory of their coach. A celebration of life ceremony in memory of Burnett was held last weekend at Burlington’s Sherwood Forest Park, hosted by the Centaurs. The Waterdown Warriors team attended, passing a rugby ball in honour of their coach.

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he Hamilton Accessibility Sports Council is inviting the public out Sunday to see the wide range of sports in which people with disabilities can take part. The recently formed council is Hamilton's advocacy group and voice for those with physical and cognitive disabilities ensuring equitable opportunities for participation in recreation and sport. "We're hoping we can get people with disabilities who don't get the opportunity to try something, to come out and try this," said Olga Pavlovich, a Hamilton Accessibility Sports Council board member. "Come out and see what we have available in our community."

She noted there are more than 25 different sports for disabled athletes offered in Hamilton. Such sports don’t get a lot of attention, said Pavlovich. That’s something the council, the seventh formed in the province under the ParaSport Ontario umbrella, is hoping to change. "There is a huge group of people here who need a voice and we want to be that voice for them and help them as we can," said Pavlovich. There will be sledge hockey and bocce demonstrations at this Sunday's event and the chance for people to participate. Sundays’ session, which is being held in conjunction with ParaSport Ontario, runs from noon until 4 p.m. at the Huntington Park recreation centre, 87 Brentwood Dr. on Hamilton Mountain.

Highest game ever rolled by a woman in Skyway play BY JIM MARGUERATT SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

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im Enoksen was high in Skyway Westinghouse play with a 669 and daughter Kristen almost doubled her 137 average with a 268 game for a CTF Century award. The 268 is a new league high, surpassing Sheila Moser's 235 and is the highest game ever rolled by a woman in the league's 50-year history. The 10th 290-game of the season was tossed by Scott Tarbat, as he joined

Richard Parker, Sean Patterson, Travis Cauley, Mick Anderer, Jeff Lofft, John Cherriere, Dave Custeau, Mark Ward and Vince Iacozza with the 11-strike performance. For the Star Lanes juniors, Dylan Williams had a 225 and Jerrilyn King-Russell 224. For the second time this season, a woman has spared the 8-10 split in VSL action, as Maureen Cooper did what Barb Roy did earlier. Jim Margueratt saved the best for last with a 214 and Ed Margueratt spared the 4-5 split three times.

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