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ntario Gaming and Lottery Corporation officials want to find out what games Hamilton wants to play in its future. OLG spokesperson Tony Bitonti said the gaming organization is scheduled to meet with Mayor Bob Bratina and Flamborough councillors Judi Partridge and Robert Pasuta April 24 to discuss the OLG restructuring plan and the future of gaming in Flamborough and Hamilton. A location has yet to be decided. The OLG is meeting with mayors from municipalities that play host to gaming facilities this month, said Bitonti. “We want to hear from the mayors,” said Bitonti, including if they want to host a casino. “We want to hear what they like and don’t like about the (OLG) plan. They have been reading about (the plan) in the media. It’s their opportunity to find out the details from us.” Bratina was quoted in a recent Globe and Mail article, stating he has “put out feelers” for a casino in Hamilton. The OLG announced its comprehensive restructuring strategy last month that includes constructing a casino in downtown Toronto, in an effort to maximize revenues, while cutting costs. A clash over hosting a casino has begun in Toronto between suburban politicians who endorse the idea and urban councillors who are opposed. A possible location for a Toronto casino could be Ontario Place. There has been a tepid response from Hamilton councillors for a casino in the city. Under the Mike Harris-led Tories, the government proposed 44 mini-casinos across Ontario. Hamilton held a referendum in 1997, where 64 per cent of the population rejected the idea. The Conservatives, though, did build casinos in Windsor and Niagara Falls. Ward 8 councillor Terry Whitehead says the city should hold another referendum to gauge the public’s taste for a casino or a slot venue in the city. “The question should be whether you support the casino in its current location or whether it should be in another part of the community,” he stated. Also under its restructuring plan, the OLG is eliminating the popular Slots for Racetrack program. See OLG/Page7

MS Walk The MS Society of Canada, Hamilton Chapter is holding its walk to raise funds and awareness April 22 in Stoney Creek and Hamilton.

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PHOTO BY LAURA LENNIE

Local Optimist Clubs making plans to attract new members.

Finish line Three-time Pro Modified Racing Association champion Bruce Boland is preparing for his final season. For full story, see Page 35.

Mitchell defends budget expenses BY KEVIN WERNER NEWS STAFF

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amilton politicians are getting tough with a former colleague. Councillors approved a recommendation at their April 4 government issues committee from the city’s finance staff to enlist legal services as the city attempts to collect from former Ward 11 councillor Dave Mitchell a $1,674 debt. “To date all efforts to seek repayment of the debt from the previous Ward 11 Councillor have been unsuccessful,” states Tony Tollis, city treasurer, in a report. The recommendation was expected to be debated at the April 11 council meeting.

Mitchell, who served as the Ward 11 councillor from 2001 until he was defeated in 2010 by Winona resident Brenda Johnson, incurred the debt after he overspent his ward budget for 2010. The Ward 11 budget had been set at $181,741, but Mitchell was only responsible for expenses until the end of November 2010, or $166,596. But by then he had overspent his budget by $1,674. Mitchell, who served on Glanbrook council prior to amalgamation for about 14 years, had also submitted a mileage expense claim of $3,319 to the city. “The city may choose to take me to court, which I think is quite unjust when I was never given the opportunity to pay this back

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through budget channels available to all other departments,” said Mitchell. In a letter to councillors in June 2011, Mitchell, who is the interim executive director of TEAD, the Equestrian Association for the Disabled, asked that council write off the 2010 expenditure and reimburse him for the mileage claim. “I have never been over budget before,” stated Mitchell in the letter to councillors. “And would expect that the budget corrections could have been dealt with over the winter. I have even suggested to staff that maybe a compromise would be to pay me my mileage up until it was figured out I was over budget…” See MITCHELL/Page 11

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n Friday, April 13, March of Dimes will hold its third annual Walk ‘n’ Roll and Disability Awareness Fair in the Sears Court at Eastgate Square. The action begins with a mall walk at 11 a.m., followed by the Hamilton Steel City Wheelers and their wheelchair square dance at 11:30 a.m. At noon, there will be a tai chi demonstration followed by the Celebrity Obstacle Wheelchair Race at 12:30 p.m. The winner will present a cheque to March of Dimes. Cake and refreshments will be available at noon. The disability awareness fair runs all day with information booths staffed by representatives from the City of Hamilton, City Housing and March of Dimes programs. For more information, call (905) 561-2444.

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Community Access to Child Health held an Easter celebration last Saturday at 350 Quigley Rd. The event included an egg hunt, crafts, face painting and prizes. Children also had an opportunity to check out a Hamilton police cruiser and fire truck. Pictured here, clockwise from top left, Alyssa Jordan, 3, finds an Easter treasure; four-year-old Brooklyn Meloche enjoys some holiday crafting; three-month-old Connor Owen gets his face painted by BJ Smith for his first Easter; and seven-year-old Patrick Owen marvels over Smith’s face painting skills.

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he search for new downtown headquarters for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is narrowing on three potential sites that could see trustees use city council chambers for board meetings. Board chair Tim Simmons said all three locations are in “close proximity” to the existing headquarters across from city hall and would keep a corporate presence in the core, but still require additional space at Crestwood school near Lime Ridge Mall. The board already has Ministry of Education approval to build 113,000-square-foot headquarters at Crestwood to consolidate 459 staff there, a $31.6-million project initially slated to begin this July. Simmons said a report on the alternative locations will be presented at a morning meeting of a joint city-board task force exploring downtown options this Monday and then go to trustees at their committee of the whole meeting

in the evening. possibly at council chambers The three sites were identified through a shared-use agreement. during a closed portion of a task The board would still need to force meeting last Thursday. construct a 70,078-square-foot “I hope that we get enough building at Crestwood for 305 staff information next week that we under this scenario. can paint a pretty clear picture for The next biggest option calls the trustees and get some sort of a for 86,975 square feet downtown decision whether we think it’s for 355 staff as well as the same worth pursuing a little bit longer board room space. The Crestwood or whether we just need to go back building would be scaled down to to our original concept,” he said. 20,551 square feet and house 104 “We don’t have enough time to maintenance staff. explore options that can’t be sort“We have to stay within the ed out easily because we’re on a ministry’s approved business short timeline.” plan,” Simmons said of alternaWard 1 Councillor Brian tives to building at the Crestwood McHattie, who chairs the task site. force, said he’s encouraged by the “It has to be an option where positive tone of discussions and we own, or if it’s a lease, if we’re believes all three sites can poten- going to take something to the tially work for the board. ministry, the lease would have to He said finding a way to share be something that would be very council chambers should be pos- long term and at an extremely low sible because council only holds rate.” two meetings there per month, McMaster University is buying apart from occasional special the existing board headquarters at planning and subcommittee 100 Main St. W. and plans to meetings. demolish the building to make “We’re feeling very, very posi- way for an $85-million health tive about it,” McHattie said. “I’m campus that will share space with very hopeful we’ll be able to do the city’s health department. something.” A two-year “swing space” deal Simmons said the three down- with Mac will likely see board staff town sites appear to fall into the begin moving into the Standard two smallest of four potential scenarios ranging between 37,442 and 113,000 square feet of space. re you looking for a sumThe most modest option calls mer camp for your children? for the 37,442 square feet to house 154 staff who don’t regularly travel Camps can provide a stimulating to schools, as well a board room of learning environment for children about 6,000 square feet – the latter and often include field trips,

Downtown HQ options Scenario 1: 154 staff in 37,442 square feet downtown Board room (possibly council chambers) of 5,974 square feet 305 staff at Crestwood building of 70,078 square feet Scenario 2: 355 staff in 86,975 square feet downtown Board room same as in No. 1. 104 maintenance staff at Crestwood building of 20,551 square feet Scenario 3: 280 staff in 70,000 square feet downtown Board room same as in No. 1 179 staff at Crestwood building of 37,526 square feet Scenario 4: 459 staff in 113,000 square feet No building at Crestwood or use of council chambers Life Building, Stelco Tower and Robert Thompson Building this summer.

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staff were even revising the seven-year-old policy, arguing they didn’t ask for the update. “There was no council direction,” said Stoney Creek councillor Brad Clark. “I honestly do not understand how we got to this point. Nobody came to my office.” The proposed media policy, which applies to all city staff, identifies media as any print, radio, television or “designated” online media outlet. The policy identifies online media outlet as an “online publication that has one or more authors/writers, presents news and events, primarily services the local or regional community, but can reach beyond those borders, and offers moderation and code of conduct for users.” The proposed media policy forbids staff from discussing a staff report with a media member until it is made public. Staff cannot speak to the media about any ongoing investigations or legal actions. If a reporter contacts a city staff person, who is a non-spokesperson, the person should “treat the reporter as a customer: be courteous and professional” and advise the reporter the requested information will be forwarded to the appropriate spokesperson. In addition, only approved media spokesperson can participate in social media outreach activities. Media representatives are also required to sign a waiver from an individual to videotape, photograph or record patrons at city-operated facilities, especially at recreation and cultural locations which are visited by children. The older media policy included the waiver requirement

for reporters and camera people filming and taking photos at city facilities. But it didn’t include protocols for social media outlets, which have boomed in the city over the last few years. Nor did it contain a definition of a media outlet. “With the advent of social media, we wanted to make sure we had relevant policies in place,” said Murray. Politicians, though, wanted to compare the new policy with the old before approving it. Other councillors were less concerned about the reason behind the revised policy update. “I couldn’t care less what reason prompted the review,” said Dundas councillor Russ Powers. “I have no interest in micromanaging. If they want to review it, so be it.” Still, said Mountain councillor Terry Whitehead, the media policy, which only applies to city staff, sows “confusion” since there are two different policies for the public: one for the civil service and one for politicians.

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Chief of staff salary issue not over yet, says Whitehead BY KEVIN WERNER NEWS STAFF

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amilton mountain councillor Terry Whitehead says the controversy over the mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chief of staff salary is far from over. Speaking to about 15 people at his Ward 8 community meeting last week at James MacDonald School on the west mountain, Whitehead indicated that some sort of city policy was breached when Peggy Chapman received $8,000 in vacation pay last year, which helped boost her salary above the $100,000 level, and contributed to her 30 per cent pay hike. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a question of whether the process was followed,â&#x20AC;? said Whitehead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Was she entitled to the $8,000? This is not common practice.â&#x20AC;? He said under the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s non-union employee agreement, the policy prohibits the payout of vacation pay of more than 10 days. Councillors, said Whitehead, are waiting for a city report on whether any policy was breached in regards to the chief of staffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pay raise. Mayor Bob Bratina has stated that even with the pay raise to his chief of staff, his office budget is still over $400,000, which is lower than other past mayorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; budgets. But Whitehead refuted that logic, saying â&#x20AC;&#x153;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a savingsâ&#x20AC;? because taxpayers still have to pay for it. Despite the troubling issues surrounding Mayor Bratina and his recent censure by council, Whitehead said the current council is the best one he has been on since he was elected in 2003. Difficult issues, such as arearating, have been resolved and all councillors are working hard to make this council work. Even his past rocky relationship with Ancaster councillor Lloyd Ferguson seems to be on

an even keel, said Whitehead, blaming past flare-ups on the area-rating issue for sometimes curt exchanges between the two politicians. Whitehead also took on the sensitive topic of the $21-million Westmount Recreation Centre, when the city missed two federal government deadlines, forcing the municipality to pay the federal governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s share of the project. Hamilton is expected to fund the $5.7 million shortfall for both the Westmount Recreation Centre and the $13-million Stoney Creek Recreation Centre from capital reserve funds, said Whitehead. The Ward 8 councillor said the municipality could be fingered for missing the time lines, but it was the federal government which should shoulder most of the blame for failing to get the projects completed on time. The issue began when it was the federal government and not the municipality that identified the recreation centres as potential stimulus projects, even though they were not shovel-ready. Whitehead said both projects faced construction delays, especially Westmount, when a deal had to be reached with the public board first before building could begin. And then there was the problem of finding a company to build the pool, he said. Most of the issues residents talked about, though, during the hour-and-a-half meeting related to the local area, including speeding within neighbourhoods; garbage being blown around; graffiti; fixing potholes; better enforcement against people who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pick up their dogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s excrement; and the need for more senior programs across the ward. Whitehead acknowledged Ward 8 has the second highest number of seniors in the city behind Dundas, yet there is only a limited number of programs available for them. He

conceded that when the city builds a senior centre, it will be located in the downtown. He pointed out there had been a plan to construct a seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; centre at William Connell Park. Whitehead said he will make sure programs at the Westmount Recreation Centre include activities for seniors. Whitehead also lamented the small number of people who attended the community meeting. He attempted to reach out to residents, using flyers, newspaper advertisements, and robocalls to entice people to

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EDITORIAL

OPINION PAGE

Let's bring awareness to more than one group

What price freedom? What is the price of democracy? Most people would heartily agree that free speech is essential to a productive society and that government must be open, transparent and accessible for a successful community. But we live in a country where the government isn’t always open and transparent and free speech isn’t necessarily free. And there is a reason for that face: free speech has a price. A case in point is the current debate of whether Hamilton citizens should be banned from talking to the media about their complaints made to the integrity commissioner. When councillors were creating the integrity commissioner office a few years ago, one of the fears politicians had was opening up the floodgates of complaints made by Hamiltonians, who had ulterior motives to discredit councillors. The fear was that a person could submit a complaint about a councillor’s activities, then immediately blab to the nearest reporter. The councillor, on the advice from a lawyer, would refrain from commenting on the issue. And so the issue would linger like a bad smell over the politician for a few months until the case would be resolved. After much thought, the idea to gag people from talking to the media proved more troublesome than it was worth by councillors and they dropped the idea. To put a deterrent on the vexatious complaints, councillors decided instead to establish a $100 cost to file a complaint, which would be returned if the commissioner decided it was not frivolous. In addition, during an election year, a cut-off date was established to prevent political opponents or wily campaigners from creating a scandal for the sitting councillor. For the last three years, the integrity commission’s office has worked as best it can under a structure that can only be described as unwieldy in a social media era of greater expectations. Complaints considered frivolous have been filed against councillors, as expected, one against Tom Jackson, Ward 6 and Ancaster’s Lloyd Ferguson, and were dismissed, but not in a timely manner. Another complaint was filed against Ward 8 councillor Terry Whitehead by a former assistant. The commissioner reviewed the file over six long months, but finally the councillor was cleared. There have been recent complaints filed over high-profile issues, including an Ancaster resident seeking satisfaction over Mayor Bob Bratina’s conduct with regards to paying his chief of staff. A recent recommendation from the governance committee, which councillors are debating, would speed up the integrity commissioner’s review of complaints and also prevent complainants from speaking to the media when they file a complaint until after it has been resolved by the commissioner. But the gag would be temporary. Anybody can talk publicly about an issue before filing a complaint. And once the complaint has been resolved, the person can talk to the media incessantly. But just like a legal action in Canada, or a Police Services Act charge, the idea is to create a level playing field for the accused, where the information is judiciously parsed out. The only difference is that this involves a politician. Yes, even a politician has the right to be considered innocent until proven guilty. The city’s integrity commissioner is a different government entity, with all of its powers created at the behest of council and ultimately the citizens of the community. The office’s powers are limited, the recommendations are confined to what council has already laid down in a bylaw, and the penalties are minimal. The office is judge and jury. But still, the idea of a complaint being made against councillors sends shivers up politicians’ spines. That is a good thing – up to a point. For sure, Hamilton, based upon its unseemly political history, needs a counter balance to its sometimes political wild west environment, where citizens can make a complaint, or seek some form of satisfaction for a perceived wrong. But the point is seeking justice against a wrong and holding politicians accountable for their actions and not seeking a public forum for a personal grievance. In our society, Canadians have grudgingly accepted that there are limits to their freedom of speech, in order to have an accountable, accessible government.

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The boys of spring A lot has changed since then. We’ve gone Ah spring. A time when I find myself asking who is the through marriages, births of children and back-up third baseman in Atlanta, who will be divorce and career changes. When our pool started we were all employthe closer for the Chicago White Sox and who is the top minor league prospect in the Ameri- ees of three Metroland community newspapers. Now, there are only two can League? members left in the newspaper If you know the answers to those business. questions, then in all likelihood, Thus, draft day serves two puryou, too, are a baseball poolie. poses – setting our rosters and The members of my baseball rekindling old friendships. We are pool held our annual draft last Satall a lot older, grayer, heavier and urday. Some dedicated baseball wiser – at least in baseball terms. poolies would regard this as a little As with everything else in socilate, but in our league, we like to ety, the Internet has had a major know the final rosters of the major impact on our baseball pool. league baseball teams before makROD JERRED When it started, we relied on ing our picks. baseball periodicals for statistical I suppose we could change it, but that would require a written notice of motion a information and later, weekly newspapers like year prior to the draft, discussion at the table Baseball Weekly. All the stats and standings and a majority vote to change the clause in our were done by hand and released on a weekly constitution that dictates the draft will take basis. Because everything was done by hand, place on the first Saturday following major we held monthly waiver picks to replace injured players or bad players. league baseball’s opening day. Now, thanks to the Internet, updated standYes, we have a constitution. If we printed it off, the constitution would probably be a few ings and stats our available immediately and inches thick. I am told it provides a foolproof results can be viewed in live scoring mode. While we used to rely on magazines for ruling for every possible situation that could occur. Someday, I will .have to get around to researching baseball players and upcoming reading the constitution, but for now I rely minor leaguers, we now scour the Internet on mostly on the few members who have dedicat- our favourite baseball fantasy Web sites looking ed their lives to either writing the constitution, for a piece of information that will give us an edge over the other owners. memorizing it or trying to finding a loophole. While it may have made us more knowlThis year, though, I might have to read the constitution, since they elected me vice-com- edgeable players, it hasn’t exactly made us betmissioner. I only agreed to accept after being ter. We still make mistakes; picks we cringe at informed I would only have to make a ruling on and trades we wish were never made. Sometimes, I wonder whether I would have cases involving the commissioner. Later, I realized the commissioner was one of those play- been better to focus on the stock market ers dedicated to finding ways to circumvent the instead of daily boxscores. However, since I am currently in the 15th constitution. He might keep me busy this year. Our pool has been in existence for some year of my team’s five-year rebuilding plan, time now. Our first year was 1986 – Mark maybe I should stick to fantasy baseball. McGuire’s rookie year. I lucked out that year Hamilton Community News Managing Ediand picked McGuire in the final round and per- tor Rod Jerred can be reached at rjerred@hamilsuaded the others that he qualified at third tonnews.com or follow him on Twitter base. @HCN_editor.

April 11 has been designated The Day of Pink. On that day, many people dress in pink to support antibullying initiatives. As it approaches, I am reminded of an assembly at my school last year. It was called an “anti-bullying‚” assembly. We had only one speaker, who spoke about her hard life of being a homosexual. She gave facts and statistics on the number of kids who are bullied and commit suicide because of bullies. Leaving the auditorium from the assembly about the bullying of homosexuals made me think. No other issues were covered other than homosexuality. There was absolutely no emphasis on bullying due to race, religion, disability or beliefs. I happen to have red hair. There is a national event called Kick a Ginger Day on Nov. 20 of every year since 2005 after being created by the television show South Park. This event became more popular on Facebook and some kids with red hair have been hurt by it in different areas of the world. This issue isn’t as big as most, as redheads aren’t a large number of the population, but bullying redheads should not be an exception. I should not have to go from school to school, as the homosexual did, in order to tell everyone why they shouldn’t bully redheads, without thinking about any other person who has their own story or belief that isn‚’t accepted by everyone. This year, we need to refrain from bringing awareness to only one or two categories. Humans are humans and bullying anyone is wrong. Cassie Thorkildsen, Hamilton Mountain

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Fight for new West Lincoln City’s engineering staff hospital not over just yet asleep at the switch

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e recently all learned the building in Grimsby and a very devastating news that expensive industrial wind farm Premier Dalforced on West Lincoln ton McGuinty had cyninstead. ically cancelled the But after that passed, I new West Lincoln tried to take a more deterMemorial Hospital in mined view: that we’ve got Grimsby. In hindsight, to keep the community it’s clear that this was a behind the project and the Liberal “promise” from WLMH Foundation. I’ve the last election that learned from my time in the premier had no politics that good projects intention of keeping. can survive the political I went to the hospinastiness of the day and tal as soon as I could to get built in the end. But thank its dedicated they won’t unless we keep TIM HUDAK, MPP staff and assure them the flame alive. N I A G A R A W E S Tthat this decision had The second thought, GLANBROOK nothing to do with which relates to the first, is their dedication and one I’ve actually been talkhard work. Just the opposite: Anyone ing about for many months. It’s that familiar with the WLMH knows that residents of West Niagara, like all our hospital is a leader in providing Ontarians, have a handful of clear the highest quality care. One exam- priorities – things like a strong eduple is the top-ranked maternal child cation system and quality health program that attracts mothers from care of the kind symbolized by across Hamilton and Niagara. In WLMH. In fact we have so much fact, more than 50 per cent of the going for us as a province. There are babies born at WLMH are actually just two things missing: A governfrom outside of west Niagara. ment that shares those priorities, In any event, after meeting with and the money to pay for them in chair Vaughan Warrington and CEO the wake of Dalton McGuinty’s Vickie Baird to talk about next steps, looming $30-billion deficit. I offered my thanks to all those in the Yes, this is a significant setback. community, and across west Nia- But it’s not the whole story. That’s gara, who had worked together for why, for me and my Ontario PC colyears to get this hospital built – only leagues, Job One has got to be to get to see their efforts vanish in the our priorities straight. Focus on jobs pages of McGuinty’s divisive, manip- and our economy. Get our fiscal ulative budget. Nothing in recent house back in balance for a return to memory has so galvanized our area prosperity, so we can afford the to work toward our common good. important things – like West Lincoln I’ve thought a lot about this in the Memorial Hospital. days since. Part of it arises from That’s why the fight for a new anger – to think that WLMH and who West Lincoln Memorial Hospital isn’t knows how many other health care over yet. I’m not giving up. And neifacilities could have been built with ther should you. the money squandered by this government on things like eHealth, Write to us at ORNGE and cancelled gas plants. When we could have had this hospi- editor@stoneycreeknews.com tal built, we got a shiny new LHIN

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ho would believe City of Hamilton engineering staff would close the busy Centennial Parkway northbound curb lane for more than a year? Gary Moore (director of engineering) stated they did not anticipate the amount of pedestrian traffic. This is as disturbing as recently-constructed, troublesome roundabouts in Binbrook and on Highway 52. It is equally disturbing the impact this is having on commuters, truck scheduling and cost of operating during the massive delays and rising fuel prices. As for the cost of a new transit route to the Walmart – why should taxpayers of Hamilton assume this late cost to transport pedestrian shoppers to Walmart? This cost should be the responsibility of the retailer. The city should print round trip adult fare tickets for $2 or $1 for children. The tickets would have a bar

code control number. When the ticket holder is cashing out, they present to the cashier to scan the number(s) onto the bill of the purchase, this amount is automatically deducted from the bill. The ticket is returned to the owner who presents it to the returning bus driver who punches it and drops it in the fare box. The result is, the pedestrian gets the safe, free ride and the cost is paid for by Walmart, benefactor of the sale and charges it to the cost of doing business. There is sufficient space on the east side of Centennial to bore a pedestrian tunnel under the CNR tracks far enough to the east that it would still allow space for the third northbound lane. Mr. Mayor, these ongoing project debacles are leaving impressions there is no one minding the store. Leon Sauers Stoney Creek

It’s time to create, not cut

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am deeply concerned by reports that the Conservative government will make severe cuts to the CBC in the federal budget. I have heard about a possible $100 million cut to the CBC, which, in my opinion, would threaten many key services. It is equivalent to almost the entire cost of producing CBC Radio. I really think the CBC keeps Canada connected and severe cuts would be probably the hardest on rural/remote regions of Canada

where the CBC is the main media presence. Good public media is important for our democracy, our culture and our digital economy. The Conservatives promised they would not cut CBC's funding during the last election; I want them to keep their promise. In my humble opinion it is time to create, not cut. Kyle Beaty Hamilton

McGuinty gets it right

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fter digesting the different budgets within days of each other, it's clear who has the better plan for the people of Ontario and for us here in Hamilton. Federally, the acceleration of Stephen Harper's vision for a more Conservative Canada pushes on. Cuts come on the back of slashing the public service, having seniors work longer for less, gutting environmental checks and balances, and death by a thousand cuts to institutions like the CBC. At the height of the robo-call scandal, Harper is slashing $7.5 million from the key agency investigating the scandal itself – the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada. Shame. Ontario’s Liberal budget aims to reduce the deficit through a different approach. There are no across-theboard, deep, slash-and-burn cuts like the dark days of Mike Harris. While reducing spending, McGuinty is keeping important pro-

grams – the roll-out of full-day kindergarten, class size caps, freezing business taxes — not increasing them — and even increasing the health and education budgets. McMaster and Redeemer students support the 30 per cent tuition grant remaining in place. Economists say balancing austerity with growth is tough, but McGuinty seems to have got it right. While sacrifices are being made across the province, in our own community, funding remains in place for all-day GO Train service for Hamilton, the much-needed liberal arts building at McMaster University and the redevelopment of Joseph Brant Hospital that is used by many in this area. It's about making difficult decisions but having a long-term plan to improve the quality of life for all. In the tale of two budgets, it is clear who is actually looking out for the people. Nathan Shaw Ancaster

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Ontario finds ways to protect birds and farmers BY KEVIN WERNER NEWS STAFF

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ntario farmers will continue to grow their hay over next two years, as the province brokers new guidelines to protect the eastern meadowlark from extinction while still protecting the rural economy. The Ministry of Natural Resources has agreed to establish a transition period until Oct. 14, 2014, allowing farmers to cut their hay even though it could threaten the birds’ existence. Jeremy Downe, senior policy advisor of the Ministry of Natural Resources, said the transition period is expected to begin in May, 2012 once the approval process from the province takes effect. The proposed policy had been on the ministry’s Environmental Registry until late January. The proposal to limit their farming struck a chord with the rural community, which believed the province had more interest protecting birds than people. “We are getting it from all sides these days,” said Roy Shuker, president of the Hamilton-Wentworth Federation of Agriculture. “(Protecting the bird) would cost farmers more and make it harder for the farmer to do his job.” The Ontario Federation of Agriculture President Mark Wales urged the province to take into consideration the impact protecting the bird would have on the agricultural community. Over 50 per cent of Ontario’s 57,211 farms could be affected by the ministry’s decision on grassland birds. “The continued presence of endangered species on Ontario farms is testament to farmers’ preservation of habitats on their farms,” he stated in a letter in January sent to the ministry. “Provincial policies and programs must recognize and build upon that reality. To attempt to ensure the continued presence of endangered species on Ontario farms solely through enforcement and penalties would be sheer folly.” The OFA supported the ministry’s two-year transition period for the

meadowlark. Shuker said farmers usually harvest their hay in the early summer, when the birds are nesting. To ask farmers to delay picking up their hay until late July or August would mean the crop is less valuable to use or sell. The OFA believes, stated Wales, that “any financial costs associated with achieving that goal should be borne by the public at large; not by the individual farmers and other rural property owners where eastern meadowlark nest.” The province’s decision on the meadowlark comes in the wake of the ministry’s decision last summer to designate the bobolink as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. The bobolink, with the male’s distinctive in their light colours on the back, black underneath, and a patch of yellow on the head, also nests in hayfields. Current population numbers for the bobolink are about 400,000. But the population has declined about 50 per cent over the last 10 years. The timing of haying for farmers in June and early July impacts directly with the birds’ p e a k nesting

The population of the eastern meadowlark is estimated at 150,000. season. For farmers, the earlier they can harvest their hay, the more nutrients they can keep in it and feed to livestock With farmers improved grassland management practices, such as rotating blocks of ungrazed pasture, they have created

perfect nesting areas for bobolinks and meadowlarks, and other grassland birds, which are feeling the impact of expanding urban boundaries gobbling up their natural environments. The OFA pointed out that about one-third of Ontario’s

farmland acreage – or about 4.4 million acres out of 13.3 acres – is dedicated to either pasture or the production of hay and other fodder. Downe said prior to 2014, the ministry will meet with the stakeholder groups to outline a implementation strategy. He said there is a possibility that the transition period for the meadowlark could be extended if a strategy hasn’t been crafted. “We don’t want to stop farmers from harvesting their hay,” he said. The eastern meadowlark, which was added to the Species at Risk in the province as threatened, has a population estimated to be about 150,000. But the bird has experienced a severe decline over the past 50 years. Populations in some places have dropped by up to 70 per cent across North America and Ontario. They are a migratory bird that return to Ontario to nest in late May to mid-July, typically returning to the same locations. Usually the medium-sized song bird nest in tall grass, meadows and other open grasslands. As prairie habitats have been lost, the birds have been using hayfields, pasture lands and fallow fields. The birds are identified with a bright-yellow throat and belly. Its breeding range extends from the Atlantic coast, through the Great Plains, south to Florida, Arizona and Mexico. About 70 per cent of Canada’s population breeds in southern Ontario The OFA urged the ministry to establish long-term solutions for the eastern meadowlark, as it is currently doing for the bobolink. The OFA recommended the ministry incorporate “safe harbour” agreements into the Endangered Species Act. Shuker says farmers are environmentalists, protecting wildlife and the natural environment on a continual basis. But because of development, and the urban areas pushing out into agricultural lands, the wildlife is getting squeezed out. “It’s not the farmers that are impacting the wildlife, it’s developers,” he said.

Authority offers break on karst,Tiffany Falls parking BY RICHARD LEITNER NEWS STAFF

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lans to charge for parking at the Eramosa Karst and Tiffany Falls conservation areas are proceeding with a slight concession to opponents. Hamilton Conservation Authority directors have agreed with a suggestion by Friends of the Eramosa Karst to let visitors to pay by the hour. An original plan, put on hold in February to allow for more consultation with the volunteer group, set an all-day charge of $5 at the karst and $3 at Tiffany Falls. The hourly rate will be $2 at both parks. All-day rates remain the same. Authority chair Brian McHattie said he

supports giving people a break on shorter stays, but the fees are needed to help cover upkeep costs at the parks, especially since this year’s budget was frozen by city council. Most urban conservation areas already charge for parking and other efforts to drum up revenues, like voluntary pay boxes, “didn’t work for us, unfortunately,” the Ward 1 councillor said. A staff report estimates the fees will raise $40,000 at the karst, located on Upper Mount Albion Road in Stoney Creek, and $15,000 at Tiffany Falls, which overlooks the Wilson Street hill in Ancaster. “I think it’s important to think of a visit to conservation areas in terms of entertainment,” McHattie said, noting people must pay to go to a movie, the art gallery or Royal

Botanical Gardens. “We put quite a bit of funding of our own into this to maintain these conservation areas and if we don’t have the revenue to support that it becomes a difficult undertaking for us.” Councillor Tom Jackson, whose east Mountain ward is a short distance away from the karst, opposed charging for parking there. Ward 5 Councillor Chad Collins opposed both fees, which passed by a 5-2 vote “It’s our newest acquisition and we’re trying to build up visitation,” Jackson said of the karst, home to a unique network of caves, sink holes, dry valleys and sinking streams. Reached afterwards, Brad Gautreau, chair of Friends of the Eramosa Karst, welcomed

the decision to let visitors pay by the hour as “a reasonable compromise” that acknowledges people may not stay as long as at another park with more facilities. He said the karst “is always busy” and he’s happy the authority will waive parking fees for special events, like his group’s annual family tree-planting day set for May 5. “We’re glad that they listened,” Gautreau said. “We’d like to have anything for free in life, but we understand the budget constraints.” Bruce Mackenzie, the authority’s manager of operations and customer services, said staff is in the process of purchasing pay-anddisplay parking machines and the new charges will take effect as soon as they are installed.


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Mitchell blames extra costs on driving to meet with residents From Page 1 Mitchell stated he had an idea his ward budget would be over the limit in the summer and by fall, he was right. He blamed the extra costs on driving and meeting with residents on such development issues as the Hamilton Airport, commercial development in Winona, and Winonaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roads and infrastructure needs. He also put in time meeting with homeowners over the development of the gateway entrance lands at Fifty Road and the QEW. Mitchell reiterated his costs were for â&#x20AC;&#x153;extra

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Newalta presents $1.7 million to city, trust BY KEVIN WERNER NEWS STAFF

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Mike Jovanovic, general manager of Ontario facilities, Greg Jones, director of corporate communications and Lorenzo Alfano, senior branch business manager, all of Newalta, deliver a cheque for $875,000 to City of Hamilton representatives councillor Brad Clark and councillor Chad Collins at Hamilton City Hall last week.

he Heritage Green Community Trust is flush with cash, eager to solicit ideas on how to improve upper Stoney Creek, after Newalta announced at the April 4 government issues committee meeting it was providing $1.7 million to both the municipality and the trust. “The trust has done great things for Stoney Creek,” said Ward 9 councillor Brad Clark. “It helps the taxpayers out a great deal.” The two cheques of $875,000 each from Newalta are the royalties generated from the tonnes of waste deposited at the Taro East Landfill site during the 2011 year. Greg Jones, communications director for Newalta said the landfill site had a “record” year in 2011. Over the last 15 years, the company has provided a total of $8 million to the Stoney Creek community. Clark said the city has used about $1.1 million of the royalty money to help construct the community centre in downtown Stoney Creek. Funding has also gone into redeveloping Battlefield House Museum and Park, redeveloping downtown Stoney Creek as part of the former town’s master plan and creating a parkette on Jones Road. “We have had an excellent relationship with the Heritage Green Community Trust,” said Clark. “We work in a cohesive way.” Kim Bailey, Heritage Green Community Trust administrator, applauded the royalty check, saying the funds have come at the

right time. The trust recently asked young residents of upper Stoney Creek to provide the organization with ideas on how to improve the community. The trust will provide 10 scholarships of $2,500 each to youths who have the best ideas. The scholarship proposal is something the trust is looking to do every year. So far, said Bailey, some proposals include improving the environment and holding a festival. “We want the ideas to be doable,” she said. “It depends on what the trust is looking for.” The deadline for the 600 to 800-word essay is April 13. The trust awards grants to non-profit organizations that service the upper Stoney Creek community involving health, social services, art, culture, education, recreation and conservation within a three-kilometre radius of the landfill. Since 1997, the trust has provided more than $2.1 million to area groups, including $1.5 million to the Eramosa Karst Conservation Area, the Heritage Green Sports Park, funding to local schools and annual support for Flag Day and the Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade. Bailey said the trust recently provided money to St. James the Apostle Catholic Elementary School for a barrier to divide the gym and stage. Bailey added the trust will also continue to provide matching funds to the Santa Claus Parade organizing committee for the next three years.

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Chair of MS Walk taking steps to help sufferers, raise awareness

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he H.O. Model Engineers Society and the Bay City Railway Historical Foundation will present the TH&B (Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo) Railway, April 15 and April 22, 11 a.m to 4 p.m. at the Eva Rothwell Resource Centre, 460 Wentworth St. N. This new HO scale model railway has been under construction since 2007 and features scenery and natural trees, digital command control and computer interface, Hamilton in the 1950s, accurate models of engines and rolling stock. Displays are a minimum of 50 inches high. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children (under 140 cm). Visit www.trainweb.org/homesclub for information.

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he Immaculate Heart of Mary Church is holding a dinner dance in celebration and support of the church’s 60th anniversary Saturday, April 14 at Liuna Gardens in Winona. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets, $50, cash bar. For tickets, call the parish office at (905) 643-1637.

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ew Horizons Education Centre’s Live and Learn Educational Lecture Series is holding Kids Have STRESS Too! Tuesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. A round-table discussion with advice from experienced health care professionals Miki Beldman, counselor, Katrine Foss, shiatsu therapist and classical homeopath and Dr. Marnee Maroes, clinical psychologist. Topics include: what is stress, good and bad stress, stress at school, what a parent can do and helping kids cope. New Horizons Education Centre is at 86 Homewood Ave., Hamilton. For information, call (905) 525-1234.

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ary Holden is lending his feet to a cause close to his heart. The 49-year-old Stoney Creek resident will lace up his shoes for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Hamilton Chapter’s 21st annual MS Walk on Sunday, April 22 at Saltfleet District High School in honour of his wife, father-in-law and the 1,300 people in Hamilton living with the disease. The event raises funds for the society’s national research program and local support services, including health and wellness programs, informative resources, mobility equipment, public education, respite care and support groups. “MS is a chronic, debilitating disease; it can be very serious and it’s pretty hard to live with,” Holden said. “An estimated 55,000 to 75,000 Canadians live with MS, so chances are you probably know somebody who has the disease. This event is about bringing awareness to their fight.” MS is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. MS attacks the protective covering – myelin – of the brain and spinal cord, causing inflammation and often damaging the myelin in patches. The disease is most often diagnosed in young adults, aged 15 to 40, but also affects children, some as young as two years old. MS symptoms vary greatly from person to person, but can include fatigue, difficulty speaking, blurry vision, pain and difficulty walking. There is no cure. Holden’s wife, Karen, was diagnosed with the disease at age 30 in 1996. “She began experiencing numbness and tingling in her feet; it travelled all the way up her legs into her mid section and then into her hands,” he said, adding the symptoms started exactly a year after their first child was born. “She’s a dental hygienist and lost all the dexterity in her hands. We went to her doctor and then the hospital to get checked.” An MRI later revealed Karen had MS. “The neurologist just began talking and talking and about five

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Gary Holden will don the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Hamilton Chapter’s, Lace Up For Someone You Love, red and white shoelaces at the 21st annual MS Walk , April 22 at Saltfleet District High School. The 49-yearold Stoney Creek resident is walking in honour of his wife, father-in-law and the 1,300 people in Hamilton living with the disease. minutes into the follow-up appointment, I said, ‘Stop. What are you talking about?’ He said, ‘I’m talking about MS,’” Holden said. “Karen just shut down at that point. All these thoughts started racing through our heads, like are we going to be able to have more children, will Karen be able to continue doing the job she loves… everything just felt like it was coming to a grinding halt.” Doctors wanted Karen to begin taking medication. Holden said because side effects of the medication can be worse than the disease, they decided to hold off. “I visited the MS Society Hamilton Chapter to educate myself about the disease. Karen didn’t want to go because she was so upset and didn’t want to talk to anybody else, which was understandable,” he said. “I attended support groups as often as I could to learn as much as I could from others whose lives have been touched by MS. They were a great, huge support network for me.” Holden also began participating in the annual MS Walk. Karen’s symptoms started to lessen and the pair later welcomed the birth of their second child.

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Today, each member of the family contributes to the MS Walk as a participant or volunteer. Holden is also chair of the event this year. “Karen is one of the luckier ones. She has relapsing-remitting MS, so it comes and goes and the breaks in between are pretty long…some people aren’t so fortunate,” he said. “She always has weakness in her left leg and left arm and can only work so many days a week because of fatigue, but other than that, she’s doing OK. She lives for today because she doesn’t know what the future will hold.” Holden said the family takes part in the annual MS Walk as a means of giving back. They also do it in honour of other family members, including Karen’s father and two of her cousins, and the many others who fight the disease every day, he added. “Some people in the community don’t have a really good support network, so it’s important for them to know that the Hamilton chapter is here and ready to help,” Holden said. “This event is a means of getting the word out about MS, it’s a way to reach out to those in need. Walk for a family member, walk for

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a friend, walk for a coworker…lace up your shoes and join the movement to end MS.” The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Hamilton Chapter’s 21st annual MS Walk will take place Sunday, April 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Saltfleet District High School and Hamilton City Hall. The Hamilton chapter will also be selling designated MS, Lace Up For Someone You Love, red and white shoelaces and is hoping to set a record for the most number of people wearing the same shoelaces at an event. The laces are $2 a pair and can be purchased before the event at the chapter or on walk day at both locations. Money raised will go toward assisting people in Hamilton living with the disease. For more information on how you can help in the fight against MS, visit http://mssociety.ca/en.

MS nationwide • Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world • MS is the most common neurological disease affecting young adults in Canada • An estimated 55,000 to 75,000 Canadians live with MS • Three more people are diagnosed every day with the disease • Women are three times more likely than men to develop MS Help is available at the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Hamilton Chapter ,94 Cannon St. W., Unit 5, Hamilton, (905) 5277874, info.hamilton@mssociety.ca, www.mssociety.ca/hamilton.

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Trustee representation review to await school closure Study now expected this fall amid status quo on city wards BY RICHARD LEITNER NEWS STAFF

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review of trustee representation at the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board will likely be put off until the fall and have to work with existing ward boundaries because the city has opted not to redraw them in time for the next election. Members of the board’s governance committee agreed last week to recommend the study not proceed now because trustees are about to decide the fate of accommodation reviews that could close up to seven secondary and two elementary schools. Board chair Tim Simmons said waiting makes sense because a key consideration in a trustee’s workload is the number of schools they serve and not just ward population. He said the review is no longer contingent on the outcome of a city review of ward boundaries because council has opted to stick with the status quo for this term.

“Now that we know that, we can start looking at those things,” he said of the various considerations at hand in realigning representation. “There aren’t going to be any additional wards added to the city, so that’s our context.” Dundas trustee Jessica Brennan, chair of the governance committee, said she laments the city’s decision to not review ward boundaries to address some of the large population discrepancies. She noted trustees had voted to delay revisiting the issue last term because the city had suggested a boundary review would occur this term. “I know it’s been a conversation in the community for some years,” Brennan said, citing the Mountain’s Ward 7 as an area whose population is far greater than some others, including her own. “We had thought there would start to be boundary redrawing, but I guess that’s not happening,” she said. “It looks like we’re in the same boat we were a year and a half ago.” Judith Bishop, who represents wards 1 and 2, said council’s decision to forego a boundary review is a lost opportunity to redress imbalances between wards in old city of

Hamilton and those in amalgamated suburban communities. “I think the whole city of Hamilton should be lamenting it,” she said. “The wards in the former (Wentworth) county have a lower population base than the wards in the city.” “But we carry a big stick,” Brennan quipped with a laugh. Any changes to trustees’ representation must be submitted to the province by the end of March 2014 to be in place for the election that fall. But Brennan said trustees last term asked the changes be finalized by the end of 2013 to give those running in the next election time to adjust. Alex Johnstone, who represents wards 11 and 12, presently has the most constituents at 83,095, according to estimates compiled by the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton based on the latest 2011 census data. She serves 12 schools. Bishop is next with 67,437 constituents and 14 schools, followed by Ward 7’s Lillian Orban who also has 14 schools and 62,179 constituents. Brennan has the fewest at six schools and 24,907 constituents.

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he 21st Annual Case for Kids walk, run, ride will be Sunday, June 3 at Bayfront Park from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Join the walk to end child poverty with registration at 1 p.m. Food

and entertainment will be provided. Participate as an individual, team, sponsor, vendor or supporter. Win prizes for funds collected. Register and collect pledges at www.wesleyurbanministries.ca.

News Gets Around Stoney Creek News editor Abigail Cukier just couldn’t leave the News behind when she and her husband Howard enjoyed the sights of Chicago recently. Here they are at Navy Pier with the distinctive skyline in the background.

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f you are needing books or magazines, wait until May 3 to stock up. Between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on that day, 10 per cent of any purchase at Indigo Stoney Creek will go toward fundraising for Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Hamilton chapter. Ten-year-old Abby Rose and Mason, 12 will sing and play guitar during the evening. Cystic fibrosis is a multi-system disease that affects mainly the lungs and digestive system. In the lungs, where the effects are most devastating, a build-up of thick mucus causes increasingly

severe respiratory problems. Mucus and protein also build up in the digestive tract, making it difficult to digest and absorb nutrients from food. It is the most common, fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. There is no cure. Abby has two cousins, age six and five who each have to take more than 40 pills to help digest their food and perform special lung treatments up to three times a day to clear the mucus from their lungs. For more information on CF, visit cysticfibrosis.ca.


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Earth Day® 5K WALK & FUN RUN Saturday, April 21, register 8:45am; Kickoff 10am Bayfront Park Join in the festivities at the finish line at EARTH DAY® TREE PLANTING FESTIVAL Saturday, April 21, 11am-3pm Princess Point Live Music with Dawn & Marra, Harrison Kennedy, Alfie Smith, Fred Magie, Chris & Christa, and Kim Koren, live birds of prey show, laughing boy drum circle, horse & wagon rides to fishway’s catch a carp demo,Waterfront Trolley Train, planting, eco exhibits, fun family activities – all free – and more. Plus BBQ, Gorilla Cheese, Cupcakes, and rain barrel sale on site. ! Free event shuttles • Information and registrations at www.earthdayhamilton.ca

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he OP Robotics team (Team 2056) capture its 14th regional robotics win recently at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga. Team 2056 was awarded with the Motorola Quality Award, which celebrates machine robustness in concept and fabrication. All students, teachers and mentors are proud to present a world-class product designed, fabricated and manufactured here in Stoney Creek. Also, last month at the Waterloo Regional

Event the team received the most prestigious award - the Regional Chairman’s Award – based on an essay and video presented to judges. The award honours the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and that embodies the goals and purpose of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) organization. Eric Mech, Kailey Bastarache, Evan VanDuzer, Isaac Hunter and Oliver Mao made up the chairman award team.

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NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK APRIL 16 - 20, 2012 Seeking more optimism in Hamilton Area clubs organize breakfast to encourage new members BY LAURA LENNIE NEWS STAFF

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hree Hamilton area optimist clubs are looking for members to help further Optimist International’s mission of bringing out the best in kids. The Optimist Club of Stoney Creek, East Hamilton Optimist Club and Optimist Club of Hamilton will hold a New Optimists Welcome (NOW) breakfast this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge, 1860 Barton St. E. The event will give people a chance to find out more about Optimist International and how to get involved in the local clubs, which provide support for community youth initiatives. “New members are always welcome; the door’s always open for people to come to meetings or events,” Optimist Club of Stoney Creek past president Michael Gemmell said. “The breakfast is an informal event that offers visitors an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about what the organization stands for and its role in our community. It’s a great way of bringing together a large number of people in a relaxed setting.” Optimist International includes more than 2,900 optimist clubs and

more than 85,000 members around the world. Each club determines the needs of young people in its community and conducts programs to meet those needs. Members carry out 65,000 service projects and serve more than six million youth every year. Hamilton area optimist clubs contribute to a number of programs, including little league baseball, the Bay Area Science Fair, Mohawk College Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Contest, Oldies 1150 Christmas Miracle, Thunderbolt Cadet Squadron and Hamilton Public Library summer reading programs – to name a few. Members meet once or twice a month for dinner meetings and participate in an event, fundraiser or other community service project. “It requires a bit of commitment,” Gemmell said. “I think it’s pretty much a truism that it’s always a bit of a challenge to find folks that are willing to make that commitment. On the flip side, as with any kind of volunteering, there is a lot of value in it. You feel a great sense of self-worth in doing something for the community.” Gemmell said the additional benefit is the impact is direct and immediate. “More importantly, for the folks that are involved in Optimist Club, the work involves helping youth in some way,” he said. “That’s what I like about being involved with the

Villa Italia Retirement Residence would like to send a heartfelt thank-you to all the dedicated, caring volunteers that make Villa Italia’s residents feel unique. Your smiles, gentle ways and encouragement are appreciated.

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Optimist Club of Stoney Creek president Pamela Carom, past president Michael Gemmell and treasurer Sandra Stokes, left to right, are among Optimist Club members working to support community youth initiatives.

Optimist Club and what’s, I guess, unique to the club is that it’s essentially youth-focused. Ultimately, you’re assisting them in reaching their full potential.” For more information on the NOW breakfast or to register for the event, contact Michael Gemmell at (905) 561-7378 or mgemmell@sympatico.ca.

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A GREAT BIG THANK YOU! New Member Information Night Each year the members of the Junior League, our community volunteers and partner organizations dedicate thousands of volunteer hours to create lasting positive changes in our community. We want to thank you and acknowledge your spirit of volunteerism.

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Nearly one million more Canadian volunteers since 2007 OTTAWA – Newly unveiled research from Canada’s most comprehensive study on giving and volunteering confirms an increase of nearly one million volunteers nationally. The 2010 Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating also reveals that young Canadians, 15-24, have consistently participated in volunteering more than any other age group for over a decade. In 2010, a force of 13.3 million Canadians over the age of 15 participated in volunteering, an increase of more than 800,000 since 2007. These Canadians contributed 2.1 billion total volunteer hours. However, average annual volunteer hours decreased to 156 in 2010 from 166 in 2007. According to Statistics Canada, “the number of hours volunteered varied from one hour to a few thousand hours.” “It appears as though more Canadians are beginning to get

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involved in a vast range of volunteering options that work better with their lifestyles,” said Ruth MacKenzie, president and CEO of Volunteer Canada. “These findings are consistent with our landmark research study, Bridging the Gap, which suggests volunteering is now more widely accepted as an inclusive activity for many, not just something for a distinct class of ‘do-gooders.’ ” Another noteworthy finding is that community involvement changes through different stages of life. The survey dispels the myth of disengaged youth. Canadians aged 15-24 volunteer more than any other age group at a rate of 58 per cent versus the overall rate of 47 per cent. This is a trend seen in the CSGVP since 2004. “These findings show how critical it is to ensure young people have positive experiences when volunteering,” said MacKenzie.

“Meaningful experiences can instill civic participation as a core value which can then lead to people being actively engaged throughout their life.” The 2010 CSGVP data also highlights the difference in volunteering habits among baby boomers, the generation born between 1945 and 1964. A higher proportion of boomers aged 45 to 54 participate in volunteering than those aged 55 to 64 (45.4 per cent versus 40.8 per cent, respectively). However, boomers aged 55 to 64 contribute more average annual volunteer hours than those aged 45 to 54 (201 hours versus 167 hours, respectively). “Boomers are a complex generation with diverse characteristics spanning substantially different points in their life cycle – everything from high-skills professionals to empty nesters to those caring for both children and aging parents, or perhaps even their children’s chil-

f you know some teenagers who might be looking for something different to do, volunteering is a rewarding experience and a great way to build relationships. It's also a way to share skills and talents to really make a difference, say specialists in this field. There are many benefits to volunteering and here are a few: Increased activity By participating in volunteer activities, you spend more time exploring the world. Volunteering also allows you to do something different outside your normal daily schedules. A volunteer activity will develop your leadership and teambuilding skills. Through time volunteering, you might even develop a new hobby or passion.

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uring May, supporters of the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario come together at seven walk sites across the province to raise funds and awareness for those affected by schizophrenia and psychotic illness in the 19th annual Peace of Minds Walk for Schizophrenia. Register and help meet the fundraising goal of $200,000 to make a difference in the lives of those living with schizophrenia. For more information on how to register, host a mini Peace of Minds walk in your community, pledge awalker or make a donation, visit http://www.schizophrenia.on.ca. The Hamilton walk will be at Hamilton City Hall, Tuesday, May 8. Registration is at 11 a.m., walk at noon, refreshments at 12:30 p.m. For information, call (905) 523-7413.

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Learning outside of the classroom Volunteering teaches about global and local issues. For example, involvement in activities, such as World Vision's 30 Hour Famine, shows that there are people in the world who are not as fortunate, but there are simple ways to make a difference. Information on the 30 Hour Famine can be found at famine.ca. Building relationships You will build relationships where you volunteer. You might meet new friends or create longtime contacts for the future. Parents and kids might consider choosing the same organization so they can spend quality time together. – News Canada

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NOTICE TO CITIZENS Proposed Amendments to By-law 07-170 Being a By-Law to License and Regulate Various Businesses

At its meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 9:30 a.m., in Council Chambers, the General Issues Committee will consider amendments to the City of Hamilton’s Licensing By-law 07-170. If approved by Council, this by-law will convey a clearer understanding of the hearings process and will delegate final decision making authority to the Hamilton Licensing Tribunal.

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the gallery and judged by a panel of the country's top art critics. Tiessen has shown his work since 2007 and has won awards at various fine arts festivals. Voting ends April 30. Visit www.joshtiessen.com to vote or to read the story behind Tiessen's painting in the competition called Overshadowed and to see more of his work.

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Climb for Cancer to support Juravinski centre Halloween haunts coming to Hamilton T T he Canadian Haunted Attraction Conference is an event for Halloween, horror, paranormal, and haunted attraction fans and event operators of all persuasions. The third annual event is coming to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Hamilton this weekend, April 13-15. The conference includes a trade show, a series of educational sessions, and workshops on a variety of related topics; plus special events like an Egyptian Mummy Unwrapping Ceremony. Attendees are coming from as far away as PEI and Connecticut, Wisconsin, and South Carolina. Admission is $10 per person to view the trade show, with children admitted free with a paying adult. Special events and activities as well as the education sessions are extra, but include a general admission. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I'm guessing that this event is unlike anything to hit Hamilton in a long time,â&#x20AC;? said Matthew Flagler, President of the Canadian Haunted Attractions Organized Society. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sure, there are the litany of home shows, boat shows, and consumer events; but when is the last time a Halloween show came to the Hammer?â&#x20AC;? Flagler added that if the show is wellreceived, organizers intend to make Hamilton the permanent Ontario home for the conference. Flagler noted that there are many activities planned that would be of interest to Halloween, horror, or paranormal enthusiasts. Victorian persona, Dr. Eugenia Mooney, will visit the CHAC along with her Museum of Cairo guard. She will show guests what it was like to be invited to an

event that swept the Victorian upper class and was all the rage. The Mummy unwrapping is educational as well as interactive. Two seminar sessions that are sure to keep you awake with the lights on include a talk on the dark forces around us by Demonologist Suzy Lewis; as well as a stroll through the bloody history of Hamilton, a city steeped in violence and death dating back to its inception, given by the area's own Haunted Hamilton. Other related activities include an historical walking tour of the Gore Area of downtown Hamilton, hosted by the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own Halfpenny Dreadfuls; appearances by zombie actor John Migliore and author Wayne Mallows; and a trade show full of stuff you just wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find at Value Village in October. A complete rundown of activities, events and pricing can be found on the Canadian Haunted Attractions Conference Web site at www.canadahaunts.ca

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toney Creek Garden Club members are potting up plants for their annual plant sale Saturday, May 19 at Battlefield Park Pavilion from 8 a.m. to noon. Community members who wish to donate perennials for the sale are asked to contact Liz at (905) 662-7724 to make arrangements for pick-up. Identify the plant you are donating if you know what it is. The sale also includes a bake and garage sale and is the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chief fundraising event. For information about other activities and meetings of the garden club, visit http://www.gardenontario.org/site.php/st oneycreek.

               

he Climb for Cancer in support of the Juravinski Cancer Centre is coming up next month. The heart and brains behind the event is Brian Humphrey, a 29-year-old fitness trainer who attended Barton Secondary School, where he played football and ran track. Humphrey, who now lives in Jarvis and is owner of BFit and the Studio on Frid, has made it his mission to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles. Mark Doering, a 34-year-old cancer survivor and patient of Juravinski Hospital, met Humphrey last year when he participated in the Climb for the first time. This year Mark, along with other dedicated individuals, is serving on the planning committee. Doering was diagnosed with a brain tumour at age 30. He was immediately admitted to Hamilton General Hospital and operated on. The news that he had cancer changed his life as he knew it, as his job in the printing business and wedding plans came to a grinding halt. He credits his survival to the support of friends and family, and the treatment and care he received at the Juravinski Cancer Centre. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The hospital and its extraordinary staff saved my life, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be forever thankful,â&#x20AC;? said Doering. The Climb for Cancer takes place May 12 rain or shine at the Chedoke Golf Course escarpment stairs at 563 Aberdeen Ave. Climbing starts at 9 a.m. and will run in onehour intervals to 5 p.m. The 5K walk starts at 10 a.m. You can participate as an individual or as part of a team, by climbing the Chedoke stairs for the duration of one hour or completing the 5K walk along the escarpment rail trail. CFL Fans Fight Cancer will be holding their annual Climb for Cancer Tailgate BBQ for participants and supporters, as part of the Climb for Cancer Ron Lancaster Memorial Climb. Since its inception in 2007, the Climb for Cancer has raised over $180,000 thanks to the participation of hundreds of individuals who have taken on the challenge. Participants have climbed the height equivalent of Mt. Everest one hundred times over.

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ith high fuel prices that are expected to only rise this summer, motorists may be wondering how they can curb costs. Saving fuel can be as easy as taking a few moments to plan and assess your travel needs for the day. Following these travel management tips can help you save time as well as money. • Do you really need to take the car? – For short trips of two to five kilometres, consider walking or biking if possible. Your health, wallet and the environment will all benefit from this choice. Also, use public transportation whenever possible. One bus load of passengers is equivalent to taking 40 cars off the road. • Plan your route – For long distances, plan your route using maps and choose the one with the fewest number of stops. Use four-lane rather than two-lane highways and bypass major cities to avoid intersections and extra stops which can increase fuel consumption. For shorter trips, choose routes that allow you to drive at a steady speed rather than one with many stoplights. Always listen to the radio for traffic reports which allow you to change your route should yours have an accident or slow-down up ahead.

• Combine trips – This is where planning ahead can really pay off. A cold engine uses more fuel than a warm one so trips of five kilometres or less can be hard on your engine and wallet, even more so in cold weather, as your vehicle doesn’t get the chance to reach its peak operating temperature. Plan to do all your errands, groceries and kid pick-ups on the same trip. • Track fuel consumption – Monitor your vehicle's performance and try to decrease your fuel consumption. To help, Natural Resources Canada developed Track Your Fuel Consumption, an online tool to help you calculate and compare your fuel consumption with manufacturers' base ratings and that of other drives with the same vehicles. Visit www.nrcan.gc.ca to get started. • Choose your vehicle wisely – When the time comes to buy a new or used vehicle, be sure to consult the Natural Resources Canada Fuel Consumption Guide, which lists passenger vehicles by make and model and provides fuel consumption details. Always try to buy the most fuel-efficient vehicle for your particular needs. There are more driving tips on the Natural Resources Canada Web site at www.nrcan.gc.ca. – News Canada


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All star action The Halton all-stars beat the Hamilton Catholic all-stars 97-90 in the boys basketball All-Star Classic April 4. In the consolation final, Hamilton Public beat Brant 96-91. Pictured here, clockwise from top left, Juwon Goldson of Cardinal Newman won the dunk competition; Newman’s Lucas Mancini had nine points for Hamilton; and Michail Peet of Bishop Ryan is tripped up during the game.

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Pictured here, left to right, front, Drew Sherriff, goalie Michael Raffay, Matthew Stone, Vanessa Upson, Colin Macdougall, Tyler Mulholland, Francesco Pinelli, Liam O'Dell, Goalie Nolan Verardo, Jacob Craft. Second row, Liam Shwedyk, William Curwen, Owen Collin, Jacob Maillet, Ethan Delmastro, Spencer Marler, Adrian Pulsone. Top row, trainer Paul Macdougall, assistant coach Scott Mulholland, head coach Roger Long, assistant coach Frank Pinelli, manager Ken Craft.

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he Novice Junior Bulldogs won gold at the OMHA AAA final, with a 4-2 victory over the Whitby Wildcats. The Bulldogs finished round-robin play with a 2-1-1 record, which allowed them to advance to the gold-medal round. The Bulldogs fell behind early, but came back with three quick goals to take the lead into the second period. A goal

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Local drag racer feels the need for speed Boland looks for strong finish in last PMRA season

Boland has put the pedal to the metal on race tracks in Ontario, Quebec, New York and in Michigan. “I have had many highlights,” he said. “Probably the best was in 2005, when we were invited to race in Puerto Rico. We shipped our car BY LAURA LENNIE down in October and travelled to NEWS STAFF four places to race against the best cars in the country and we did very ruce Boland is gearing up well.” Boland said Pro Mod cars are for his final racing season next one of the hardest cars to drive in month. The 57-year-old Stoney Creek drag racing. native will get behind the wheel of “They generate so much power his 1941 Willys for the last time and accelerate so fast that they Labour Day weekend in Grand sometimes have a mind of their Bend and plans to leave his last Pro own,” he said. “It’s kind of like drivModified Racing Association ing over the skyway bridge during (PMRA) opponent in the dust. an earthquake. It’s very exciting.” He will try to do so in a 3,000 Asked why the excitement will horsepower car that can come to an end this reach speeds of 250 season, Boland miles per hour (402 km- “We are a low budget responded, “I have h) and cover a quarter racing, pretty team and seem to been mile in less than six secmuch on my own dime, have a knack for doing since 1972,” he said. “I onds. “Sitting in the car, fairly well. I will miss think it’s time to start looking toward the waiting for my last run, I will be thinking about beating up on those future.” all the racing I’ve done well-funded teams.” Boland will begin his and all the people I’ve final run in May and Bruce Boland met because of this will take the wheel for sport,” Boland said. “But three events at the make no mistake, when Toronto Motorsports it comes time to start the car, the Park in Cayuga, one at US 131 only thing on my mind is kicking Motorsports Park in Martin, Mich. the guy’s butt in the lane beside and three at Grand Bend Motorme.” plex. Boland has been a Pro Mod “We all travel together with our racer since 1995. wives around the country in our He spent 10 years racing in the motorhomes and race cars meetU.S. before joining the PMRA in ing different people at every 2005. track; everyone is like family,” he Since his first win in the fall of said. “We are a low budget team 2005, Boland has cruised to most and seem to have a knack for successful PMRA driver status with doing fairly well. I will miss beatnine victories and three champi- ing up on those well-funded onships in 37 races. He came with- teams.” Boland said after the flag drops in one point of winning his fourth on the season, he’s looking forward title last year. “Racing to me is like business; if to spending more time with Laura, you surround yourself with good his wife of 23 years. “I think I will do some travelling people, everything else comes naturally,” Boland said of his B&B Rac- with my wife and friends and ing team. “I have an awesome crew maybe do some fishing,” he said. “I – Robbie Cesario, Brad Short, Ron imagine you will see me at the track Pierce, Dennis Veillette and Willy now and then; who knows, maybe Kerr. We are the only team to com- someone will be looking for a drivpete at every event since day one er,” he laughed. “If this is, in fact, and have won more rounds and my last year, I can definitely say, I have had a blast.” races than any other team.”

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Bruce Boland will get behind the wheel of his 1941 Willys for the last time this season. The three-time Pro Modified Racing Association champion has already earned most successful PMRA driver status with nine victories in 37 races.

City champs The Stoney Creek novice Avalanche team were “A” Division champions at the Schomberg Minor Hockey Red and White Tournament with Mark Skerl, Matthew Chiodo and Daniel Frankovich also dominating in the skills competition. Then the team won the Stoney Creek House League Championship in overtime, with Michael Horvat scoring the game-winning goal. In the city playoffs, the team clinched the city title in the last 10 seconds of play against Lawfield, when Mark Skerl scored the game-winner to make it 7-6. Pictured here, coaches, Angelo Chiodo, Rob Horvat, Sandy Sbrissa and Gord Frankovich. Players are Mark Skerl, Thomas Walton, Mark Sbrissa, Andrew Orzel, Matthew Marchewka, Brenden Reynolds, Evan Cvitak, Michael Horvat, Owen Coughlan, Cole Sorbara, Daniel Frankovich, Matthew Chiodo (goalie) and Liam Tasker. SUBMITTTED PHOTO

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Aiming high SUBMITTED PHOTO Five students of J.R.’s Karate recently earned their black and brown belts. These students also help teach at Valley Park Community Centre, Janet Lee school and Binbrook Memorial Hall. When students reach the green belt, they start learning how to teach the lower belt. By the time they reach the brown belt, they run the classes with supervision. Pictured left, Leanne Ramirez, black belt, Jonique Gardien, brown belt, Julie Bieri, black belt, 2nd Dan. Right, Mountain Volleyball Club 14U girls finished with a silver medal at the 14U Teresa Nguyen, brown belt and Gardien, brown belt. Hawkins Cup in Burlington. Seeded second in the tournament, MVC14U finished first in their pool, defeating Hurricanes Blue 25-15, 25-13 and the MVC 13U team 25-22, 25-22. In the semifinal, MVC 14U defeated Premier Pursuit 13-25, 25-21,15-8 to advance to the final. First seed Waterdown Raiders Gold beat MVC 14U 25-9, wo registration dates fieldbaseball.baberuthonline.com. 25-16 to win the championship. The MVC 14U athletes include Roberta Todd and Jordan McCoy of Stoney Creek. remain for the 2012 East Girls hockey coaches needed

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For United Industrial Services, Stoney Creek Licensed Electrical & Mechanical Overhead Crane Technicians, Fitter Welders, Labourers. Outstanding wage and benefit package. Full description go to: http://sn.im/22wrq7d . Send resumes to info@unitedinc.ca

Drivers

QUALIFICATIONS: • 1-3 years administrative experience and/or a post-secondary qualification

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Experienced Skilled Workers

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Office/ Administration

A/P, Payroll, Admin Clerk

F-T. Code, scan, data entry, job cost, union & gov't info. Computer skills: MS Office and acc'ting; Jonas an asset. Resume, CL salary: Send resume to: schreiberjob@yahoo.ca You will be contacted after Apr 16.

Technical/Skilled Trades

Lube Tech Exp an asset, but not req'd. 2 FT or PT positions. Apply in person, between 8am-12 noon, Mon Fri, Denny's Lube Centre 535 Barton St., (Dewitt & Barton)

Classified 905-526-3443

Business Opportunities BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Own your own lia sophia business and represent a fantastic collection of fashion jewellery. " Terrific profit potential " Flexible hours " Personal discounts " Amazing incentives COME SHARE THE LOVE OF JEWELLERY! gmon_6@hotmail.com

RESTAURANT/ CAFE Fully equipped ready to sell or lease, downtown Hamilton - Art District Patio & Liquor License

For more info call: Mike 416-399-1420 or 416-656-1555

Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Money-back guarantee 100,000+ record removals since 1989. A+ BBB rating. Only $45.50/ month, assures employment and travel freedom. Call for your free information booklet. 1-8-now-pardon. (1-866-972-7366) www. RemoveYourRecord.com

SELL IT. Classified. It’s the easy and effective way to attract buyers for all kinds of items quickly and conveniently. 905-526-3443

Mortgages/ Loans

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Call Steve Ferrin, Mortgage Broker

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POWER OF SALE STOPPED CALL US FIRST & LET US HELP Equity Financing Private Funds Mortgage & Tax Arrears Fixed Consolidate Credit Card Debts and Save $ EXPERTS AT: Self-Employed Pension Income Consumer Proposals Call Steve Ferrin Mortgage Broker

877-568-9255 www.butlermortgage.ca License # 12118 Butler Mortgage

Massages

Amazing Oriental Deep/Relaxing Massage 632-9233 NATURAL HEALTH CENTRE Shiatsu Massage Special $40 -30 mins RMT Massage or Acupuncture/ Acupressure $80 / hr

516 Plains Rd E. Burlington (289)-288-2990 10:30- 8:30 daily

Tax/ Financial

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Mortgages/ Loans

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Private Funds Available for Mortgages 24 Hour Approval Appraisals not needed

CALL 905-529-2424 Metro Financial Planning Ltd. Lic. No. 10696

NEED Money from your locked-in RRSP? Call Ontario Financial Services 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily 647-406-8079

Monday - Friday 9 am - 8 pm Sat 9am - 7pm No Blocked Numbers

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Getting Married? Recently Engaged? Place your engagement or wedding announcement in the Hamilton Community News Classifieds call Classifieds 905-526-3443

Vote for them because of their consideration, cheerfulness, courtesy, prompt service or anything else that makes for a super-special newspaper carrier. Let your carrier know he or she is special. Show you appreciate the hard work in delivering the news to your doorstep. Vote for your carrier. It’s easy – just mail, fax or drop off the ballot to our office. You can also email your nomination to agorven@thespec.com

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Mail or drop off your nomination to: The Hamilton Spectator, 44 Frid Street, Hamilton, ON L8N 3G3 or Fax: 905-526-4676

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BUSINESS


Domestic Help Available

SPACES AVAILABLE at Myrtle Avenue home child care. Experienced E.C.E. first aid, CPR. Nutirtious meals and snacks. Please call 905-518-7926

Classified

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A Reliable Portuguese Cleaning Lady That Does it All! Blinds, Baseboards, Laundry, Lights, etc. References, 12 years exp

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EDUCATION

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• Early Childcare Assistant 37 weeks to a rewarding career with children • Personal Support Worker One of Canada’s highest demand careers

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• Community Services Worker A truly life changing career- for you and others

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A registered career college since 1979 Government Assistance Available*

Personals/ Companions

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ACTIVE LADY 82, walks with a cane wishes to meet sincere gentleman who likes cats, dogs, movies, fine dining, occasional Hamilton Place. Let's meet for a coffee. Reply to Box 263 The Hamilton Spectator, 44 Frid St., Hamilton, ON, L8N 3G3.

RENTALS Apts for Rent Hamilton

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Luxury Living

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Special Interests Services/ Clubs GOALTENDER NEEDED For Girls U13 Rep Soccer summer season. Contact twaye3@cogeco.ca 905-297-3279. Clinics and training provided.

Seniors Services HOME SERVICE, haircuts, manicure, pedicure, for shut-in senior ladies, 20 years experience, 905-560-0082

THE AUTO SALON

(since 1980) 850 Barton St. E • 1-888-862-2906 Fax: 905-548-6788 • Email: sales@theautosalon.com

2002 CHEV CAVALIER Z24. Black. 5 speed. Upgraded stereo with I-Pod support. Great drive train. E-tested. Reliable. Includes newer winter tires. As is. Needs some body work. $1100. 905-388-9747, 905-746-1658

Furnished Apartments

2002 HYUNDAI SONATA GL, auto, 1 owner, cretified/e-tested $4450 Call Dlr 1-888-488-8660 2002 PONT GRAND PRIX GT 3.8 litre, black, 175K's, c/e $3,995 + tx. DLR 905-549-3606

DUNDAS, ANCASTER, West Hamilton, 1, 2, 3, bedrooms, short/long term. 905-531-5655 or www. spencercreekrentals.com

FURNISHED SUITES BACHELOR & 1 BR Bay S. Secure, Laundry. Minimum 28 day stay. Utilities included $135 to $185/week 905-577-1973.

Office/ Business Space for Rent/ Wanted STONEY CREEK Wellness Centre rooms for rent, 120 sqft & 180 sqft. Likeminded people wanted. 905-643-8344

AUTOMOTIVE Cars

2003 MAZDA Protege 5, standard, fully loaded, good running, few minor dents. Only $1395 OBO. 905-981-5269

2006 MAZDA TRIBUTE GS 4wd, auto, 3.0l, great shape, loaded $11999 or $61 wkly, 0 down! Bad credit ok Call Dlr 1-888-488-8660 Why not sell no longer used items with a fast working Classified Ad?

Call today...905-526-3443

2006 MITSUBISHI Eclipse GS, certified, original body and paint, sunroof, PS, PB, PW, PL, block heater, new tires at 127,000km. 147,000km. $9999 or better offer Please call 905-335-0627

2006 PONTIAC G6. 6cyl, auto, 72500K, A/C, C/D, power lock windows and cruise. $6700. 905-878-1584

2006 PONTIAC G6 trans ext warr, 4cyl, reliable, power, keyless entry, cruise, certified 89,600km. $6,490 or better offer 905-921-5133

2011 NISSAN VERSA S, auto, A/C, power group, full factory 2008 NISSAN ALTIMA keyless, 2.5 auto, 4cyl, 4 door, a/c, warranty. Two to choose from. Certified and Ecd, spoiler, 85K's, $11,950 tested, $11,575. + hst. + tx. DLR 905-317-5920 Ryan Auto, 905-975-1383.

MIKES AUTO

Motorcycles/ Offroad

(Selling in Dundas since 1977) 2005 CHEV SILVERADO, 4x4, crew cab, 5.3 V8, fully equipped. Car-proof, Lubrico warranty, 256K, 2009 TOYOTA MATRIX certified, $10,495. Great on gas, auto, loaded 2007 IMPALA LT, V6, low kms, fog lamps $60.00 loaded, Car-proof, Lubrico wkly, 0 down! Bad credit warranty, certified 152K, ok Call Dlr 1-888-488-8660 $7,995. 2005 BUICK ALLURE CX, V6, fully equipped, Car-proof, Lubrico warranty certified, 143K, $7495. 2007 CHEV COBALT, 4 cyl auto, loaded, clean vehicle, Car-proof, Lubrico warranty, only 89K, $7995. Jim 905-516-3866 or 2009 VW GOLF CITY 905-628-4464 Gas saver, auto, pwr opts, a/c, $12,888. or $57.00 Trucks & SUVs wkly, 0 down! Bad credit ok Call Dlr 1-888-488-8660

Free Towing

MIKE'S AUTO PARTS Lic. recycling facility

TIRE STORE OPEN BEST SELECTION IN HAMILTON! Trucks & SUVs

Motorcycles/ Offroad 2011 KAWASAKI KXF250 Championship Winner mint condition. Best offer. Brad/Jassin 905-765-7013

Classic Vehicles

1975 MGB, gold, drive away condition, 4 speed, 4 cylinder, $7,800, 905-807-8124 2009 DODGE JOURNEY sxt, fully equipped, keyless entry, 1 owner $69.00 wkly, 0 down! Bad credit ok Call Dlr 1-888-488-8660

2010 JEEP PATRIOT SPORT, 4WD, NORTH EDT, Auto, 1 owner $65.00 wkly, 0 down! bad credit ok. Call Dlr 1-888-488-8660.

1998 DODGE Ram, 1500 318 Magnum, 4-door, 4x4, few dents, minor rust, roll bar, Loaded, good work truck. Good running. $1295 OBO. 905-981-5269

Trailers/R.V.s

1984 GLENDETTE 29'. Well maintained in beautiful adult park, heated pool on lakeshore Rd. Dunnville. $7000. 905-681-7511 1991 JAYCO 1006 excellent condition sleeps six, icebox, water and electric hook-up, new tires and rims last year. All foam in beds and seats have been replaced and upgraded. over 1,000kms $1,875. 905574-4202

What A Deal!

2002 DODGE Caravan, 3.3 motor, Loaded, e-tested, nice cond in & out. Only $2195! 905-981-5269

2003 FORD Expedition EB, 8 cylinder, 5.4 litre, 2010 TOYOTA COROLLA 250,000 km, fully loaded, CE, Auto, 4 cyl, keyless good condition, $5500 entry, power locks $50.00 obo 905-765-5694 wkly, 0 down! Bad credit ok Call Dlr 1-888-488-8660

2008 AUDI A4 S, auto, leather, sunroof, 1 owner, loaded $90.00 wkly 0 down! Bad credit ok Call Dlr 1-888-488-8660

MIKES AUTO

905-385-9292

2010 NISSAN CUBE CVT S, 17” alloys, 2 sets of tires, auto, tint $65 wkly, 0 2006 NORTHLANDER down! Bad credit o.k.! Call SUPREME 38FD, 3 slideDLR 1-888-488-8660 outs, fully loaded, fireplace in den, sleeps 6. On-site at Vans Family Paradise Camp1998 FORD F150 ground. Asking $26,000 2010 NISSAN SENTRA Extended Cab, V6, 250K's, OBO. 519-273-7853 2.0 auto, 4cyl, 4 door, $2,395 + tx. DLR a/c, cd, pwr locks, 64K's, 905-549-3606 Boats/Motors + tx. DLR $10,950 905-317-5920 2010 FORD FUSION SE Immac. 56K, 4cyl, Many Luxury Options. Fact Warr. F.A. Depot $13,875 + tx Call 905-637-1044

905-526-3443

2008 CHEV. COBALT LT, keyless entry, 1 owner, power options, $8999 or $40.00 wkly 0 down! Bad 2005 PONTIAC G6, credit ok Call Dlr loaded, certified, e-tested, 1-888-488-8660 winter tires on rims, 163,000 kms, $4400. o.b.o. 905-522-4514. 1996 CADILLAC DeVille 2008 HONDA ACCORD HONDA CIVIC LX Auto, 4cyl, warranty, certified and e-tested, all 2006 Cadillac options. $2850. 4 cyl, auto, alluminum pwr door locks, 59k's, cd, +HST Call 289-700-1717 whls, 160K's, c/e $9,300 $13,950 + tx. DLR tx. DLR 905-664-5111 Motivated seller. 905-317-5920

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R.W. AUTO SALES

Classified

2005 CHEV. IMPALA V6, loaded, 2 choose, c/e 1980 CHEV Malibu 2 door $3,995 + tx. DLR V6. Best offer. Please call 905-549-3606 905-383-1214

905-574-4589 905-662-3871

2008 FORD F150 XLT 4X2 Crew, loaded, 6 1/2 ft. box with liner, chrm whls & boards, $1,000 in new tires, factory warr, only 63K's, mint condition! $17,900 + tx DLR 905-572-3881

2007 CADILLAC DTS luxury. Silver, grey leather. Senior. Excellent condition. Must Sell. 205K. $9,800. 905-643-8104 2007 TOYOTA Corolla, silver 121,000, new brakes, power windows, power locks, $7999 905-389-1991

We buy all cars and trucks ($5 - $5000) paid, 7days 24hrs Scrap autos FREE removal 1 HOUR SERVICE

FORD FOCUS 2008 VOLVO S40, e-test- 2012 ed, certified, new tires and TITANIUM, 3 to choose from, loaded , sync, $78 snow tires available on rims wkly, 0 down! Bad credit $11,000. 905-304-4498. o.k.! Call DLR 1-888-488-8660

MIKES AUTO

Why not sell no longer used items with a fast working Classified Ad? Call today...905-526-3443 2003 TOYOTA Camry LE. White, 4 door, 4 cylinder. Excellent fuel economy, excellent condition, lady driven. E-tested, A/C, PW, 172,000km. Michelin $7500 OBO. Tires, 905-331-5688

2010 CHEV MALIBU LS, 4 cylinder, automatic, power group, keyless, 62,000 km factory warranty, certifed & etested, $12,650. + hst. Ryan Auto, 905-975-1383.

2008 TOYOTA CAMRY LE auto, 4cyl, 4 door, a/c, 89K's, pwr locks, cd, + tx. DLR $12,500 905-317-5920

2002 SATURN SC2 3 door auto, A/C, PW, PDL, cruise, AM/FM CD, 163,000 Kms. Certified and Etested. Only $4295. 905-634-1879 2003 FORD FOCUS ZX5 hatchback, auto, black, 162K's, $4,995 + tx. DLR 905-549-3606

2008 HONDA CRV EX 4wd, auto, sunroof, alloys, 1 owner $80.00 wkly, 0 down! Bad credit ok Call Dlr 1-888-488-8660

MIKES AUTO

2000 MAZDA Miata convertible, summer driven, excellent condition, no accidents, e-tested/ certified, silver, $6,900. Fun Car 905-975-4430

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2011 DODGE CALIBER SXT, auto, heated seats, gas saver, $60.00 wkly, 0 down! bad credit ok. Call Dlr., 1-888-488-8660. 2011 NISSAN VERSA hatch 4dr, 4cyl, auto, air, pwr windows, cd, 52K's, warranty, $11,900 + tx. DLR 905-317-5920

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2001 PONTIAC Grand Prix GT 4 dr., loaded, clean 141,000 kms., etested. $1,950. 905-928-4715

Trucks & SUVs

$ CASH $ IN 1 HOUR

2008 HONDA ACCORD EX, auto, sunroof, 1 owner, loaded $69.00 wkly, 0 down! Bad credit ok Call Dlr 1-888-488-8660

Affordable Prices Durand Village Jr 1, 1 & 2 BRs

Immaculate, spacious, private balcony, exercise, social room,seasonal pool, 24 hr mngment.

Cars

Cars

60 TO 70 CARS IN STOCK AT ALL TIMES PAYMENT AS LOW AS $200 + TAX PER MONTH SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUIRED www.theautosalon.com

2 LOCATIONS: 760 King St. E.

Cars

SENIOR CARE Facility on Mohawk Rd., between Upper Gage and Upper Ottawa. Spacious suites available from $1700 per month. All inclusive. 705-888-4038 or 905-297-5514.

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Motorcycles/ Offroad

14' LUND aluminum boat with trailer, with 15hp Yamaha 4 stroke motor, excellent condition. 905-318-6536 ANTIQUE CEDAR strip Peterborough boat, and trailer, needs TLC, best offer, 905-318-0420

Heavy Equipment

2004 NISSAN Frontier XE, king cab, second owner, 5 speed, loaded, excel- 1978 HONDA Goldwing, lent shape, $4400obo, 1000cc. 37K km. Original 289-887-2777 exceptional condition. Too big for me. $4000 certified or ?. 905-528-2010

2011 CHEV. MALIBU LT leather, heated seat, 2 to choose from $ 67 wkly, 0 down! Bad credit o.k.! Call DLR 1-888-488-8660

2005 FORD ESCAPE XLT FWD, auto, loaded, V6 certified and e-tested $9888 or $62 wkly, 0 down! Bad credit o.k.! Call DLR 1-888-488-8660

2011 CHRYSLER 200 TOURING, auto, loaded, heated seats, only $65.00 wkly, 0 down! Bad credit ok Call Dlr 1-888-488-8660

2006 FORD 250E Cargo van, gray, glass all around, fully loaded, 188,000 km, certified, etested, $9500 obo. 905-957-4558

$25,900 GROVE Man Lift 120 ft zoom-boom. will take trade-in plus. 4x4x4 Diesel. needs minor electrical and mechanical repairs. Was $75,000, now only $25,900. Free delivery. 5 1 9 - 8 7 8 - 2 2 5 3 , 1-877-340-7566

1998 HONDA Shadow 1100 Aero. Absolutely MINT condition. Only Auto Parts & 22,000kms! Equipped with windshield, floorboards, Accessories heel/toe shifter, loaded with chrome, certified. ENGINE 454 Big Block $4,995obo. 905-648-5886 Chev, bored and stroked to 490 cu in, rebuilt and complete $3000. Call 905-383-8702

2004 SUZUKI Savage LS 650, 13,300 km, silver, saddlebags included. $3600 obo. 905-975-1457

HAMILTON AUTO WRECKERS Used and New Parts! 905-544-5511 83 Cannon St. E. (Cannon & John)


Carpet & Upholstery

Duct Cleaning

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Drywall

905-385-6295

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HARDWOOD & LAMINATE INSTALLATION

SIDING INC. * Siding & Windows * Soffits & fascia * Seamless Eaves READERS CHOICE '11

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HANDYMAN Service Renovations - Repairs Flooring, Decks & Fences, Basement Upgrades

Call Mike 905-973-1097

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Handyman Services Drywall, all floors, baths, rec rooms, kit, painting. Fully insured Call Rob at 905-383-0241 or 905-516-6907

Ken The Builder Home Renovations

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Landscaping, Lawn Care, Supplies $20 WEEKLY lawn cut and trim. Most city lots. No contract, monthly payments. For a free, fast quote visit www.yardener.ca or Call Bill 289-795-2455

Grass Cutting 905-387-8790

DAROSA'S LANDSCAPE FENCE & DECK STONEWORK & REPAIRS From Interlock To Flagstone Over 35 Years Exp FREE ESTIMATES 905-385-6295

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Appliance Repairs/ Installation

Vehicles Wanted/ Wrecking

Excavating Landscaping Concrete Forming & Pouring

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Voted Readers Choice for 19 years

Automotive Services

905 578 7776

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HOME IMPROVEMENT

Al's Property Maintenance

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GRASS CUTTING Small from $17.50/wk Med. from $22.50/wk Large from $27.50/wk

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LAWN CARE From $18. per cut. Seniors discounts.

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Reg'd & Fully insured Lawncutting from $24. Landscape design/ installation, gardening, cleanups, housekeeping & more!

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LAWN CUTTING Experienced Reliable Affordable Hamilton Stoney Creek

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MUSICAL MOWERS Lawn Cutting & Garden Maintenance Call Paul or Steve 905-648-3848 905-524-5551

Landscaping • • • •

Ponds General clean-ups Tree Removal Yard Renovations

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Contact Duane 905-962-0432 LAWN MOWING and yard services, prices generously negotiable, call 289-3391563, please leave message

OWEN'S LANDSCAPING SERVICES Spring Clean-ups

Lawn Cutting Retaining Walls Interlocking Decks & Fences Sodding, Seeding, Eavestrough Cleaning Tree /Rubbish /Scrap Removal - Call Gary 905-627-8424 Cell 905-730-3920

PERRI LAWN & GARDEN SERVICE Weekly Cuts as low as $20 1st Cut FREE! Seasonal Rates Available Spring & Fall Cleanups Licensed 289-237-9546

PROFESSIONAL LAWNCARE * Weekly Lawn Maintenance * Spring Cleanups * Fertilizing, Sodding 25% off 1st Month! Family owned & operated

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905-547-5144 CHIMNEY & ALL MASONRY REPAIRS and Flagstone. Call Joe,

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DINNER AND DANCE The Immaculate Heart of Mary Church is holding a dinner dance in celebration and support of the churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 60th anniversary April 14 at Liuna Gardens in Winona. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets, $50, cash bar. For tickets, call (905) 643-1637.

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The Royal Canadian Legion Br. 622, 12 King St. E., is holding Saturday Entertainment April 14 with Crystal Creek, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Karaoke with Dorrie, 8 p.m. to midnight. All are welcome, 19-plus.

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WINGS AND THINGS The Royal Canadian Legion Br. 622, 12 King St. E., is holding Wings and Things April 15 with a disc jockey from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., serving wings and things from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. All are welcome.

WEDNESDAY

All members of the public are invited to this event, with Ronald Dale speaking about the War of 1812, at 2 pm. April 15 in the Hamilton Room at the Hamilton Public Library, 55 York Blvd. For information on genealogy, call 905-318-8086 or visit www.ogs.on.ca/hamilton/.

SPAGHETTI SUPPER St. Eugene's Parish is holding a spaghetti supper April 18, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus hall, 222 Queenston Rd. Adults, $12, children under 10, $6. Call 905-549-2694, ext. 2.

MONDAY

OSTEOPOROSIS SUPPORT GROUP

ACTIVE LIVING PROGRAM FOR SENIORS

Pharmacist Carolyn Whiskin will speak about new treatments for osteoporosis at Hamilton Burlington Chapter Osteoporosis Canada meeting April 18, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at YWCA Activity Living Centre, 75 MaNab St. S. To register, call 905-525-5398.

Active living program for seniors Mondays,10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Stoney Creek United Church, 1 King St. W. at Lake Avenue). This 10-week program includes safe and gentle exercises to help promote and motivate a keepmoving lifestyle. Cost is $35 for 10 week-session.

WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CONNECTION

TUESDAY

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includes sources of pain, various tools for handling pain,the role of exercise in pain management, techniques to address anxiety and depression are also covered to encourage you taking an active role in reducing the impact of arthritis in your life. Meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Community Hall, 24 Poplar Ave., Hamilton. For more information,call 905-3898822 or visit www.ostomyhamilton.com.

15 with 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. sittings. Adults, $15, children, six to 1,2 $5.

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Thai Restaurant

Lawn Care

Home Improvement

Accounting

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Hamilton East - Stoney Creek

Jacks of Goodness Me Natural Food Market speaking about dealing with stress, Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m,. at Bay Gardens Community Room, 947 Rymal Rd. E.

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