Page 1

>Election 2014: Candidates introduce themselves, Pages 5, 6 > Support Evan’s Ride Sunday Pg. 3 > Never Go Hungry Niagara Pg. 10> Mitchell Thiele to play for Canada Cup Pg. 18 Thursday, May 22, 2014 Vol. 3 Issue 4

www.wn3.ca 100% Niagara owned, operated and printed.

Proudly serving Grimsby, Lincoln, West Lincoln & Winona

Sweet Jazz tomorrow

Up Front

August Restaurant sous chefs, Peter Tromp and Fabiola Gabriel, showcase tasty treats they will offer this Friday night at Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery’s Jazz On The Ridge gala. The nibblies, an August-style Monte Cristo sandwich with smoked turkey, summer sausage and Montasio cheese, served on potato bread, with rhubarb preserve, and; cinnamon bun French toast with candied pecans and vanilla bean icing. Yes, check your diet at the door, folks. Moving into its second decade of generating funds for Niagara West community groups, Jazz has only has a handful of tickets remaining. See the full story on the event on Page 15. Williscraft - Photo.

Jordan Lions Wing Nite

You have to eat somewhere right? Why not dig into a plate of delicious wings and support the Jordan Lions at the same time? Three flavours of wings and yes, there’s beer. Friday, May 23, all you can eat, $15, Jordan Lions Park 5:30-9 p.m.

Kinette Club Yard Sale

The Kinette Club of Grimsby will hold a yard sale this Saturday, May 24 in support of Cystic Fibrosis research at 34 Tomahawk Dr., Grimsby from 8 a.m. to noon.Cystic Fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children. Come out and help us find a cure.

Grandmothers welcome speaker

Grandmothers to Grandmothers guest speaker, Ida Nambeya, full time field representative in Africa for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Thursday, May 22 at 7 p.m. First Baptist Church Beamsville, 4264 Mountain St.

Circ: 25,116

Hospital rebuild remains top priority

“There’s something very special going on at WLMH and we don’t want to lose it,” MacIsaac

By Stephanie Sisler NewsNow The new hospital rebuild remains a top priority. This was the message from the management teams of West Lincoln Memorial Hospital and Hamilton Health Sciences to Grimsby council on Tuesday night.

Rob MacIsaac took on the role of president and CEO of HHS in February 2014. He updated council on the partnership between HHS and WLMH. “I’m so impressed with the dedication and talent of all the folks at HHS,” he said. “This is a place that has a patient-first culture, and that’s

one of the great bonds between HHS and WLMH.” Although still early in the amalgamation process, he feels both organizations will end up stronger because of it. “There’s something very special going on at WLMH and we don’t See REBUILD, Page 2


Page 2 • News Now • Thursday, May 22, 2014

Store-wide Summer Savings

Bella Vista

Sale $19.99 sq. ft.

Reg. $27.81

Armstrong Alterna

Sale $4.97 sq. ft.

Reg. $6.25

Tim

4514 Ontario Street, Beamsville

905-563-0070 or 905-563-0078

Call now to get your renovation booked!

www.elvesflooring.ca Watch for next week for specials on patio stones and pavers

Cedar, Black and Red

$45 per yard plus delivery

Save 5% when you cash and carry everyihing at Fairway during the month of May

REBUILD From Page 1 want to lose it,” he explained. Dr. Gary Benson, medical director, WLMH, explained that several clinical priorities have been identified. The team at WLMH and HHS will be working toward better and more efficient access and referral pathways for diagnostic services, improvements to mental health services and patient flow. “Our emergency department has approximately 25,000 patient visits a year and that’s done in a very tight, cramped space,” Benson explained, adding they will be looking at ways to improve ER patient flow and care. Kelly Campbell, HHS vice president, corporate services and chief planning officer, assured council and the community that the redevelopment remains a top priority. The community has raised over $14 million for the redevelopment project. “This money continues to be held in trust and cannot used for any other purpose,” she said. “The redevelopment of WLMH continues to remain a priority not only for this community but for the HHS as well.” The next step is to work toward a vision that will get the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) attention. Ald. Joanne Johnston asked the team if and when they see the rebuild happening. “I don’t like making promises I can’t keep, but what I can promise you is that it is a priority at HHS,” MacIsaac explained. “You have one of Canada’s largest hospitals in your corner, advocating for you but at the end of the day, the MOH determines what happens.” MacIsaac said the first step in the rebuild process is to come up with a plan and a vision that will get the MOH’s attention. Ald. Nick DiFlavio asked about the recent $5.4 million that was given to the WLMH for necessary updates. He said he doesn’t want to see that money spent on upgrades to the current building and then the rebuild not be a top priority because of it. MacIsaac explained that the money will be used to make critical upgrades, and will not effect the redevelopment.

Visit us at our Grimsby Location

www.fairwaybuildingsupply.com Grimsby Location

Also available, all products for between Casablanca and Christie St. your fence and 289-447-1001 deck project. 209 South Service Road

Ancaster Location

1624 Claybar Road 905-648-9001


News Now • Thursday, May 22, 2014 • Page 3

Sounds of spring-time songs at senior centre

Evan’s Ride aims to roll in $20,000 for autism By Stephanie Sisler NewsNow Help Evan meet his goal of $20,000 for Autism Niagara, this Sunday. The sixth annual Evan’s Ride for Autism is this Sunday, May 25. In five years, Evan’s Ride has raised $54,622.82 for Autism Ontario - Niagara chapter. “This year’s goal is 200 participants and $20,000,” said Evan’s dad Len Sheldrake. The family-friendly cycle event takes place on the back roads of Smithville, starting and ending at J.W. Sheldrick Transport Ltd., located at 2942 Thompson Ave. Evan was diagnosed with severe autism spectrum

disorder in 1998. He is now 18 years old and is a Grade 12 student at Beamsville District Secondary School. Len was told by doctors that Evan would never be able to ride a bike, but Evan proved them wrong. He now leads participants on Evan’s Ride every year. You can choose to participate in the 11 km or 22 km ride. “Many people have told me over the years that Evan’s progress gives them hope for their own children and relatives with ASD. For that reason I refer to Evan’s Ride as The Ride of Hope,” Len said. One hundred per cent of the funds raised through

The Beamsville Senior Choir is presenting its fifth annual Spring Concert on Sunday, May 25 at 3 p.m. The concert will take place at the Beamsville Senior Centre on Central Ave., in Beamsville. Len Sheldrake and his son Evan are hosting Evan’s Ride this Sunday. Evan’s Ride go to support summer camp, siblings support groups, teen and adult social programs, parent support groups and the only resource library dedicated to autism in the Niagara region. Registration begins at 9 a.m., on Sunday, May 25 at J.W. Sheldrick Transport, 2942 Thompson Ave., and the ride starts at 10 a.m.

SPECIALIZING

Your Only GAF Certified Installer Located in Grimsby & Beamsville

• Fully Licensed and Insured • Licensed Master Renovator • Unbeatable Warranties • FREE Estimates & Advice

Awesome Fresh

Home-made

“Everything is house made. Even the ketchup,”

Unpretentious Local

Good Looking

Featuring

New Dinner Treats! Mozzarella-stuffed turkey meatballs With spicy roasted eggplant and spinach in a sweet and sour basil tomato sauce. Served over organic whole wheat pasta Creamy seafood Mac N Cheese Our lobster mac is back. And it brought some friends. Shrimp crab and lobster baked with gruyere and asiago Local locavore plate We have traveled all around to find truly awesome local meats and cheeses. Served with our own house-made pickles.

IN SHINGLES!

7 DAYS A WEEK • 8 AM - 8 PM 24-hour answering service to book your bin Yard, waste, brush, etc. Renovation waste Household garbage Paid by weight, not volume

BIN RENTAL

$

ssss

www.respectableroofers.com 1 (855) 734-2397

Participants can raise pledges online or download pledge forms to take out into the community, both of which can be found on the website at www.autismontario.com/niagara. Evan’s Ride will be MC’d by Biggs and Barr of 97.7 HTZFM and we will once again be joined by West Lincoln Mayor, Doug Joyner, as Honorary Event Chair.

Bring a non-perishable food item or monetary donation in support of Community Care of west Niagara. Everyone is invited to come check out the concert and enjoy a fun afternoon full of great music.

SAME DAY SERVICE

99 $125 to

In Specific Areas

Proudly serving the Niagara Area WE DO CHARITY BINS

1-289-260-2469 www.binzter.ca

Flatbread, olive salad & dips. White bean hummus and curried cauliflower goats cheese dips with our own house made flatbreads

GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICE

5208 King Street, Beamsville, ON

905-563-0200

augustrestaurant.ca

Clayton Gillie Co-Owner

&

Beth Ashton Co-Owner/Chef


Page 4 • News Now • Thursday, May 22, 2014 .

West Niagara service clubs, organizations and non-profit groups are welcome to submit meeting dates, fundraising information and invitations to the public in News Now’s Around Town feature. This service is provided free of charge and is done on a space availability basis.

This Week • Grandmothers to Grandmothers Special guest speaker, Ida Nambeya, full time field representative in Africa for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Thurs., May 22nd @ 7 pm. First Baptist Church Beamsville, 4264 Mountain St. • Presented by The Executive Yatch Club for New Toastmasters. Hampers of Hope. Fill a hamper & fill a heart program. Help abused moms & kids by filling a basket. Collection is May 22nd 3 pm Maywood Office. $10 cash donation admission. BBQ & drinks included. For more info call Dawn MacMasters 905-892-0222 • BBQ - In Support of the Community Garden Friday, May 23, 11 am - 2 pm Employment Help Centre, 4520 Ontario St. Beamsville. • Victorian Buffet Luncheon  Friday May 23rd, St. Johns Presbyterian Church, 10 Mountain St. Grimsby.   Enjoy a variety of homemade dishes & desserts. 1st sitting 11:30 am. 2nd sitting 1:00 pm. also “Ye old bake shop”, cost is 12.00. For tickets call  905-945-3689 or  905-945-8325 • WomEnchant presents: Hope is … Sat., May 24 at 7:30 pm at Trinity Church 100 Main St., Grimsby. $15 Tickets at door (free for kids under 12). For more info call Annelien 905945-8368 or e-mail annelien.vanvelzen@gmail.com • Heritage Village Grandmothers’ Charity Yard Sale Sat., May 24, 8:00 am.–1:00 pm. Vineland Public School, 4057 Victoria Ave. Parking Lot. Exceptional new & gently used items, donated by downsizing seniors. Together with Vineland Public School we are supporting orphans in Uganda. Every dollar spent will help a vulnerable child to get an education. Contact: call Frances 905-562-4469. • St-John’s Presbyterian Church, FREE Community Dinner, Wed. May 28th at 10 Mountain St. Grimsby 5-6:30 pm. Join us for great food and great conversation. Everyone is welcome.

• East Coast Lobster Dinner Sat. May 24th Includes: chowder, mussels, lobster, vegetable sides, rolls, dessert.  Tickets $40.00.  Call 289235-8919. Advance tickets sales only. Fifty United Church 1455 Highway #8 Winona. • Trixie’s Boutique Fashion for Compassion Fashion Show Sat. May 24th from noon to 3pm. 13 Mountain Street Grimsby. Three course meal with wine pairings $60 ticket. All monies raised will go to McNally House. • Beamsville Senior Choir presents their 5th Annual Spring Concert Sunday may 25th at 3pm at the Beamsville Senior Centre on Central ave. in Beamsville. Please bring a non perishable food item or monetary donation in Support of Community Care of West Niagara. A fun afternoon of family entertainment. • Merritt’s United Church - All you can eat Spring Brunch Buffet Sunday, May 25, 2014. 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 pm. Adults: $9.00 Children 6 – 12: $4.00 5 and under eat free Location: Merritt’s United Church (North East corner of Church Rd.and South Chippawa Rd) West Lincoln • Fields of Gold presented by The New Andante Celtic Singers Sunday May 25th at 2 pm. Wesley United Church, 651 Hwy 8, Stoney Creek (Corner of Fruitland) $10/pers call Lesleyann at 905-664-2184 or e-mail: Lizwalker1610@yahoo.ca • Beamsville Senior Citizens Club Pot Luck Dinner May 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm. Beamsville Lincoln Centre, 4361 Central Ave. Beamsville. Bring favourite main course dish or dessert to share. With own utensils, plates & cup. Entertainment by The Reeds Harmonica Band. • Spring Concert at Vineland United Church by John Luke Addison And Friends Fri. May 30th At 7:00 P.M. Followed by a Bake Sale, Coffee And Cookies In The Fellowship Hall.

• “Hear Freedom’s Ring” Sat., May 31 at 4:00 pm at Jordan Station United Church. Come celebrate southern Ontario’s history in a musical journey along the Underground Railroad with tenor Michael Toby. Tickets $15. Contact info: Pat 905-562-4858 or Margaret 905-562-7503. • Fulton Stone Church is organizing a pulled pork BBQ with potato salad, carrot salad, coleslaw, homemade pie coffee/tea/juice. June 1st 4-7 pm $13 adults, 10 & younger $6; 5 & younger Free. 2960 Grimsby Rd. 20, Fulton. • Spring Fling Sat. June 7th Wesley United Church 651 Highway # 8 Stoney Creek (at Fruitland Rd) Shoppers’ Marketplace 9 am. – 1 pm. BBQ lunch starts at 10 am. crafts, and much more! Contact Darlene (905) 643-2038. FREE Admission & Parking • Monthly Vegan Supper Club. Lincoln Pioneer Church. Mon., June 9, 6:30 pm. Cost $15/person, $25/2 family members. Full meal, handouts, health talk by a Registered Dietician. To register call Carole 905-957-3667. • Antique Show and Sale June 14th, 10 am to 5 pm & June 15th 10am to 4 pm at the Peach King Ctr. Grimsby. $6 ($5 with coupon, kids 5 and under free. Get coupon at www.gasniagara.ca. • Tea Gift Shop Fashions at St. Andrew’s Parish Hall in Grimsby June 19th from 2 to 4 pm tickets $8 avail. At the auxiliary office or at the door. • Grimsby Garden Club’s - 50th Anniversary.  Tour 10 gorgeous gardens - gardens that will appeal to all.  July 5th - 10 am to 4 pm. Rain or shine. Tickets $15 cash only - on sale now at Coles Garden Centre & Cocoon Home Décor.

GROUPS & CLUBS • Winona Seniors Centre, Activites six days a week. Snooker Line dancing, shuffle board, bid-euchre, zumba, cribbage & bridge. 1239 Hwy. 8, Stoney Creek. 905-643-4565. Drivers & servers needed to help deliver meals to elderly and/or disabled clients. Two hours once a week at noon, 905-522-0053.

• Redleaf Students Programs is looking for host families. Open House info: May 26 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm @ Lincoln Library & May 29th, 6:30 pm to 8 pm @ Grimsby Senior Centre. For info call 905-563-0733 • The Niagara Freewheelers begin cycling out of the Beamsville Lion’s Park, corner of Mountain Rd. & Fly, every Thurs., beginning May 1st. Start time is 6:30 pm sharp, come by 6:15 pm to sign in/ get acquainted, helmet is required. Range of distances/ speeds accommodated, return by 8 pm. Rides out of Smithville Village Plaza begin Saturday, May 10th at 10 am, every other week. For more info. please call Chris-905-957-1760 • West Niagara Second Stage is looking for volunteers for our first annual Hero Walk 2014. We have openings on our coordinating committee as well as volunteer positions for the day of the event (June 21st, 2014). Our next volunteer get together is on: April 29th, 2014 at 6:00 pm @ WNSS Head Office, 5032 King St., Beamsville. For info. or to sign up to be a volunteer, please call: Emily at 905-563-3390 or admin@wnss.org • The Grimsby Auxiliary Marine Rescue Unit (GAMRU) is looking for interested men & women to join our volunteer search & rescue (SAR) crew. Members are required to attend weekly training nights (Jan. – Oct.), serve on a SAR crew & support the unit’s fundraising activities. Members must have a Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card before being placed on a SAR crew. Learn more, visit: www.gamru.com.” • Become a Fresh Air Fund Host Family!  Open your home & share the everyday joys of summertime.   Fresh Air children are 6-12 years old from on their first visit from  New York City,  & Fresh Air Hosts range from young families to grandparents.  For more info: Christine Ferrusi 905957-6652, Email christine.ferrusi@ friendlytown.org or The Fresh Air Fund 1-800-367-0003 or visit www. freshair.org.

Volunteers Louise Belanger and Bonnie Pugsley show off some of the pretty teacups that will be available at the tea.

Enjoy a cup of tea with GBF this afternoon! Today, the community is invited to the Grimsby Benevolent Fund’s (GBF) annual afternoon tea. The tea will take place at St. Andrews Church parish hall in Grimsby. Guests can choose their fine china teacup and enjoy a variety of sandwiches, sweets, door prizes and silent auc-

tion items. You can even take your fine china teacup home with you. Tickets are $15 and the funds raised go to support the services at GBF. You can pick up your ticket at the GBF store, 40 Elm Street in Grimsby. For more information, call the GBF at 905-309-5663.

Your journey starts here

Serving Niagara Region

Europe Specialist and Battlefields tour of Europe Oct. 8-21 TEL: 289-602-0010 • FAX: 416-981-7864

Business, Home & Auto Insurance

www.ptomlinson.com • 905-945-2281 • info@ptomlinson.com

Travel Expert

jpotter@travelonly.com www.johnpottertravel.com

Head Office: 1.800.608.1117 202-325A West Street, Brantford, Ontario Canada N3R 3V6

WE’RE HERE FOR YOU

John Potter

TICO #4316071


News Now • Thursday, May 22, 2014 • Page 5

Countdown to Election 2014 NewsNow posed questions to local candidates in the upcoming June 12 provincial election to get things started. All candidates were sent questions; only those who responded by deadline are published. Each was provided with two questions: one asking for an introduction and the other specific to themselves or their party’s platform. They were asked to keep each answer to 150 words maximum and were printed verbatim.

VINELAND NURSERIES WE HAVE IN STOCK SOME VERY ATTRACTIVE SEMI HARDY PLANTS WHICH WILL MAKE EXCELLENT PATIO DECOR & CONVERSATION ITEMS WINDMILL PALMS, HARDY BANANA PLANTS, MONKEY PUZZLE TREES A Full Assortment of Plants Available For Your Landscape Needs Rhododendrons / Azaleas Now In Flower - Large Assortment Available Companion Plants - Pieris, Kalmia, Leucothoe, Heath and Heather Cherry Laurel Non Invasive Bamboo Flowering Dogwood & Crabapple Japanese Maples, Trees, Shrubs, Vines, Evergreens, Native Perennials

BUY $100 OF PRODUCT AND RECIEVE A FREE COPY OF GARDEN MAKING MAGAZINE (while quantities last)

4540 MARTIN RD., VINELAND STATION (Just West of Victoria Ave.)

905-562-4836

HOURS: Mon. to Fri. 10 AM to 7 PM; Sat. & Sun. 8 AM to 5 PM

John H

Martin

Greenlane

QEW Victoria

ess

CERTIFIED In Busin r ARBORIST For Ove s AVAILABLE ar e Y FOR YOUR TREE hirty T PLANTING/ PRUNING QUESTIONS & NEEDS.

N

Question #1: Who is David Mossey and why would I vote for you? While employed as a senior account professional in the steel industry for 30 years, I supported the business community, served as an auxiliary policeman for Hamilton-Wentworth and actively participated in Liberal Party events including Justin Trudeau’s Leadership Campaign. I am dedicated to solving 21st century challenges including pensions for secure retirements, sustainable health care, and an education from kindergarten on that instills the lifelong learning skills that lead to meaningful employment opportunities. Strengthening the trades and manufacturing sectors to support middle class jobs with living wages will stem the rise of poverty and the waste of human potential. I support these Liberal values. A vote for me will also bring pressing environmental issues onto the West Niagara-Glanbrook agenda, protect lo-

cal agriculture including our wine industry, and attract jobs that are compatible with our unique human and natural resources. I stand for a revitalized Ontario with a social conscience, business acumen, productivity, healthy lifestyles, and respect for the individual. Question #2: The Liberals have been very critical of the Tory’s job creation program. Can you outline the Liberal’s plan to improve Ontario’s economic state and why you believe the Tory plan won’t work? Only Ontario Liberals have a plan to create jobs, grow the economy, invest in vital public services and ensure that people have a secure retirement. In Budget 2014, we laid out a 10-year plan for a strong Ontario, with more jobs, more opportunity and a more secure future. This included a $2.5 billion Jobs and Prosperity Fund that will improve Ontario’s ability to attract significant business investments and sup-

NATURALLY GAS LTD.

NATURALLY GAS LTD.

Call for personalized in home, no cost estimates.

905-945-8493 www.naturallygasltd.com 26th Year Locally Owned TSSA Member

• Central Air • Gas Furnaces • Installation • Dryers

• BBQ’s • Pool Heaters • Ranges • Sales • Service

port our province’s future economic growth. Our new 10-year plan for the economy, and strategic investments today such as the Jobs and Prosperity fund, will ensure the province remains one of the most attractive places to do business. Unfortunately both the NDP and PCs decided to stand against our Budget and our job creating plan. Tim Hudak’s jobs plan is to turn pay cheques into pink slips for 100,000 people.  That’s almost four times the number of people who live in Grimsby and more than three times the population of Fort Erie.  With these cuts, Hudak and the PCs will target hardworking Ontarians – our teachers, front-line health care workers and water inspectors – even in our own community. Ontario created 25,800 new full-time jobs last month, but Tim Hudak’s 100,000 job cuts would steer Ontario out of recovery and back into recession.  

From

Air Conditioner SALE! Call to book your appointment today.

You won’t talk to a sales person or secretary You’ll talk to the owner 24/7

Get your air conditio ner tuned up today!

2013

AIR CONDITIONING / HEATING

GAS FIREPLACE SPECIALIST

BEST WEST

OF THE

Open 7 Days A Week

Mossey: supports middle class jobs and living wages

DIAMOND AWARD


Page 6 • News Now • Thursday, May 22, 2014

LET YOUR SPECIAL MESSAGE REACH OVER 25,000 HOMES Poos plans to prioritize new hospital West/Krause Chris West, Lyndsay Krause and big brother Liam are thrilled to announce the birth of twins Cayleigh Marianne, 5 lbs. 13 ozs. and Cameron Austin, 7 lbs., born April 8, 2014 in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

Birthdays, Anniversaries, Birth Notices, Wedding Announcements, Stag & Doe ... and more

Share it with everyone in our Family Album

2 BIG Sizes to Choose From $

39 & $59 + hst

If you have a special event call us! Catherine 289-235-9500 catherine@wn3.ca

mASSIVE STOck REDUcTION

SAlE

Question #1: Who is Martin Poos and why would I vote for you? Marty poos was born in Hamilton 50 years ago. He he’s spent his entire life in the riding,and Marty attended Grimsby secondary school. Marty has worked for 30 years as a residential carpenter. Marty Poos is the middle son of Martin and Cecilia Poos. His family has contributed over 100 years of volunteer services to the youth and young adults of Grimsby. His father is one of the founder’s of the Grimsby town soccer club. Marty was inspired in part by his father who spent 3 terms as ward 1 councillor in Grimsby. Two years ago Marty spent 10 day’s

walking from Niagara falls to Toronto raising awareness and understanding homelessness. In Ontario. Last summer Marty travelled to Calgary to help families in need of clean up after one of the worst floods in Canadian history..it is his family commitment to our community that he want to bring to queens park. Question #2: If elected as an independent, who would you work with whichever party forms a government? If elected I would be committed to our community. I will represent all the people of the riding regardless of their party support it will be about what’s good for the riding of Niagara westglanbrook.

HUGE SAVINGS STOREWIDE Ladies Wear HUNDREDS an EXTRA

15% off

LOWEST PRICE (Limited Time)

Hometown Your

Tel: 289-566-9628

Mon.-Fri. 9 am-5:30 pm Saturday 9 am-5 pm

of Items Reduced to Save up to

50% off or more!

Dept. Store

4973 King Street Beamsville

NEXT CLASS:

JUNE 7 Weekends JUNE 27 Days JULY 2 Days Night classes also available

Here is what I stand for a “New Hospital no more waiting, A raise for personal support worker’s and Agree nurses be able to refill prescriptions. Raise the minimum wage but that can only represent a temporary solution to affordable living. I will not support increase class sizes. I do not support any cuts to education or healthcare. Small business need government services our unemployed that need the 100 thousand of front line services. I want all day GO bus service at carpool lots in Beamsville and Vineland. In a minority government independents hold the balance of government and that can be good for our riding.


News Now • Thursday, May 22, 2014 • Page 7

For your Heating & Air Conditioning Needs

Fellowship Awards

Thinking about a new furnace or air conditioner? Then think Carrier ... economical, efficient, reliable and environmentally friendly. A new home comfort system will provide you with years of savings and peace of mind.

Back L to R Gerry Vandermolen, Wayne Fertich, and Roger Bradley and in front L to R Wendy Watt and Jeanette Murphy were the recipients of this year’s Rotary Club of Grimsby’s Paul Harris Fellowship awards. The award’s dinner was held at Casablanca Winery Inn on May 1.

Call and ask about our current REBATES

Financing Available OAC

FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED Deal directly with the owner from Sales to Installation to Service!

HUBBARD AIR

AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING Your Local Carrier Dealer Since 1978

17 John St., Grimsby • 905-945-3722

www.fabriclandwestern.com

SEW INTO

SUMMER SALE SPECIAL SELECTION

SPRING SUMMER FASHION FABRIC

40% OFF

OUR REGULAR PRICE

ALL IN STOCK

OUTDOOR FABRICS & DECOR

40% off OUR REGULAR PRICE

NOW AVAILABLE AT ALL LOCATIONS MOUNT CARMEL CENTRE 3770 Montrose Rd., Niagara Falls

354-7117

ct n Ef fe Sale Iursday Th , 22-25 May 14 20

SPECIAL SELECTION

SPRING/SUMMER FASHION FABRIC

BUY 1 METER

AT OUR REGULAR PRICE

GET 2 METERS

FREE

FROM SAME BOLT-SELECTED FABRIC ONLY

SPECIAL SELECTION

BROTHER SEWING MACHINES

CE5500 REG. $259.99

SALE $219.99

3034D REG. $399.99

SALE $349.99

ALL IN STOCK

VOGUE AND BUTTERICK PATTERNS BUY 1

AT THE MSR PRICE

GET 2 FREE

OF EQUAL OR LESS VALUE

CUSTOM DRAPERY • SEE IN STORE FOR DETAILS Store Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-9 • Sat. 9-6 Sun. 12-5

575 WELLAND AVE., St. Catharines

685-6595

www.fabriclandwestern.com

34 DOUGLAS AVE., Welland

734-3836

Propagation Ban and Sampling of Plants Susceptible to Plum Pox Virus Between May and October 2014, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will be inspecting selected rural and residential properties in the Niagara Region, to sample susceptible trees for the Plum Pox Virus and/or to verify compliance with the propagation ban that is in place. This means that property owners may see CFIA inspectors on their property. The Niagara Region is currently under federal quarantine. Regulations are in place to prevent the spread of plum pox virus outside of the quarantine area. Plum Pox Virus is a serious plant disease that threatens Canada’s stone fruit industry. It does not affect human or animal health. Plants that are susceptible to the virus include apricot, nectarine, peach and, plum trees, and some ornamental shrubs such as purpleleaf sandcherry. A ban on propagation is in place. This ban prohibits anyone in the Niagara quarantine area from producing trees and plants that are susceptible to the virus. This includes producing trees and plants from seed, cuttings, grafting or any other method. For a listing of the regulated plants and more information about the regulated area, please contact the CFIA at:

905-938-5060 or www.inspection.gc.ca


Page 8 • News Now • Thursday, May 22, 2014

CF garage sale brings in more than $2,500 The Dow family in Beamsville raised well over $2,000 at their garage sale for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) on Saturday. “The garage sale was amazing. We would like to thank everyone that came out and supported us,” said Julie Dow.

Julie and Todd’s seven-year-old daughter Katie has CF, a life threatening genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. The family raised $2,542, which they will use toward their goal of rais-

ing $10,000 for the Great Strides fundraiser this weekend at Safari Niagara. Funds raised go to CF advocacy, awareness, and to help fund CF clinics across Canada. For more information about CF, visit cff.org

The Dow family hosted a fundraising garage sale on Saturday in Beamsville in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. L to R are Noah, Todd, Katie, Julie and Riley Dow.

EMS Week Niagara EMS is an integral part of our community’s health care system. As trained and dedicated professionals, paramedics, advanced emergency medical dispatchers, and support staff are ready to respond when the unexpected happens, by providing the highest quality of patientfocused pre-hospital care to the residents and visitors of Niagara.

By the numbers:

May 25 - 31, 2014 Our Family Caring for Yours!

EMS Week is an opportunity to highlight the services performed by the professionals who deliver emergency medical services in our communities. During this upcoming week, residents are engaged and invited to participate in activities to learn more about Niagara Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

We invite your family to get to know our family!

EVENT Station Open House and BBQ

Over 750 medical supplies are stocked in each ambulance Advanced Emergency Medical Dispatchers manage around 80,000 calls annually Paramedics perform over 130,000 clinical procedures per year Ambulances travel over 2.4 million km annually

Monday, May 26, 5 - 7 p.m. 176 Wellington St., Niagara-on-the-Lake Tuesday, May 27, 5 - 7 p.m. 139 Ontario St., St. Catharines

EMS covers 1,850 sq km spread across 12 municipalities Treat and transport over 46,000 patients per year

DATE, TIME AND LOCATION

Meet your EMS professional Niagara Falls Illumination Meet and Greet

Wednesday, May 28, 5 - 7 p.m. Pelham Station, 177 Hwy 20 West Rear Building, Pelham Tuesday, May 27, 10 - 11 a.m. (Circle Time) Ontario Early Years Centre, 25 YMCA Drive, St. Catharines *For children birth to six years of age only Thursday, May 29 Illumination at 9 and 10 p.m. in orange, blue, red, and green to celebrate emergency services and military Saturday, May 31, 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Market Square, 91 King St., St. Catharines

@NiagaraEMS #NEMSWeek2014

www.niagararegion.ca/ems


Brady brings a bunch of changes When her aunt, Barb Beaudoin let her know she was going to retire, Gen Brady was instantly interested in taking over her business, Grimsby Chrysler. Gen had been involved in the sales business for years as part of the Fairview Chrysler operation, where she oversaw the leasing division. The change has been even better than she would have hoped. “I started in retail, so I have experience there and I really like the leasing end of thing, too,” said Brady, who took over the Grimsby operation Dec. 2. “This is a great place to be. Grimsby is a nicer work environment than the bigger stores

New Grimsby Chrysler dealer principal Gen Brady has brought a lot of changes since taking over in December. like in Burlington. “There is such a community feel here. It’s great. Getting to know the

staff and the people who pop in to visit, it is not like the bigger operations at all.”

In the time she has been in Grimsby, she has seen Chrysler corporately make some huge strides, leading car sales in North America early in 2014. “It is a great time to be a Chrysler dealer,” she smiled. As for her own operation, she said they will have their own style. “We have great products to offer and we know it. We don’t go for the aggressive sales tactics you get in larger markets. We have a welcoming sales approach,” she noted. “You won’t get 30 phone calls to follow up after coming into the store.” Her main and immediate goal – to give local consumers a reason to shop for a car at her store.

Garden City Realty Inc., Brokerage Each Office Independently Owned and Operated

Discover

John Harber

“An educated consumer is our Best Customer”

Sales Representative

“Customer Focused, Results Oriented”

Office: 905-945-0660 or 905-563-8527 Fax: 905-932-9332 Email: johnharber@remax-gc.com

Donna’s

News Now • Thursday, May 22, 2014 • Page 9

CLEARANCE PAY NO TAX On Selected

FLOOR MODELS FREE DELIVERY (With this Coupon) Clip this Ad

Hurry offer ends May 31/2014

4548 Ontario St., Beamsville

905-563-9800

www.rynsfurniture.ca

GET YOUR BUSINESS NOTICED WE DELIVER NEWSNOW TO OVER 25,000 HOMES

BUSINESS DIRECTORY Single Spot

(Prices based on per week) 4 times $25 + hst 13 times $22.50 + hst 26 times $20.25 + hst

johnharber.com

Looking for a rewarding and fun experience for the entire family? Warm, caring families or couples are needed to welcome into their home a student from Spain or France

Mention this ad and pick up your permanent 15% Discount Card

Suitable for families in the Grimsby, Beamsville, Smithville, and Vineland area Can host up to 2 students at once remuneration provided Information Open Houses: Monday - May 26, 2014 from 6:30 - 8 pm Lincoln Public Library Beamsville 4996 Beam St. Beamsville Thursday - May 29, 2014 from 6:30 - 8 pm Grimsby Senior Citizen Centre 18 Livingston Ave. Grimsby Kris Banga - host family recruiter • 905 563 0733 kcgnbanga@sympatico.ca

52 times $16 + hst

Introductory Offer Buy ‘13’ Weeks Get ‘3’ Weeks FREE

Double Spot

905-309-6549 donna1@cogeco.net 11 Main St. West, Grimsby

(Prices based on per week) 4 times $48 + hst 13 times $43 + hst 26 times $38 + hst 52 times $30 + hst 49 Main St. W., Grimsby, ON L3M 1R3 289-235-9000 FAX 289-235-9782 sales@wn3.ca


Page 10 • News Now • Thursday, May 22, 2014

Struggling Beamsville family gives back to those in need By Melissa Rancor For NewsNow If a parent has to chose between buying prescribed medication for themselves or purchasing healthy food for their family, the choice is an easy one: they will put their family’s needs first. But if Zita Brown has anything to say about it, both needs will be met. Since the start of the year, Brown has been behind a Niagara-wide initiative called Never Go Hungry Niagara Region that puts fresh food on the tables of local families. The program does not replace food banks for those who need the extra support. Rather it complements them. “We help 12-15 families per month with food items that they would not often get from the food bank. We recommend that they use the food bank first and then we offer items such as meat, produce, milk, eggs, bread,” said Brown. “It’s because of my failed health that I do this.” Brown, a resident of Beamsville, suffers from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome a group of inherited disorders that affects connective tissues — primarily skin, joints and blood vessel walls.

Connective tissues provide strength and elasticity to the underlying structures in your body but people who have EhlersDanlos syndrome have overly flexible joints and stretchy, fragile skin. This can become a problem if they have a wound that requires stitches, because the skin often isn’t strong enough to hold them. A lack of elasticity means when joints and ligaments stretch during normal movement, they don’t retract so it isn’t unusual for Brown to suffer from painful dislocated joints. Medication can help with the pain but it can be expensive. Her husband Doug suffers from Crohn’s disease. Two of Brown’s daughters, ages 3 and 5, were also both recently diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. The family is on a limited fixed income. “I live with a low income myself. Not being able to eat properly makes my health worse and I am often left choosing between food or meds. I still struggle with these issues but I try to make it a little bit easier for others that are struggling as well,” said Brown. “By helping with the food it

makes money available for other needs they may have, be it bills, medication, activities for the kids, more food. I believe food, housing and medical are things nobody should have to struggle with.” So each month Brown collects items for auction, posts them on the Never Go Hungry Facebook page and the bids roll in. May’s auction just closed and raised $496. Brown and a large network of volunteers, numbering about 500, work to deliver the items, collect the money and then shop for fresh food and deliver it. Families are asked to fill out an application form although there are no special requirements to receive help. All information is kept confidential. So far people from Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Port Colborne, St. Catharines as well as all the west end communities, Grimsby, Lincoln and West Lincoln, have become involved. Brown posts copies of the receipts and lists the items the families receive to make certain people can see that 100 per cent of the proceeds are being used properly. Unlike a food bank, this network of volunteers is also some-

Never Go Hungry Niagara volunteers Zita Brown and Pierre Duchene prepare to deliver items sold at auction to support the local organization that purchases fresh food for families in need. times recipients who then turn around and repay the favour when someone else is in need. “It’s amazing to see how much those in bad spots themselves are the ones that give the most,” said Brown. “I believe this is because they know first hand what it is like to struggle and would not wish that upon anyone.” When families fill out an application they can list their top five preferences. Most list meat, fresh produce, milk and lunch box items for their children such as fruit juice. “Charlie Bee Honey just donated 15 kilos of honey,” said Brown. The application is just to keep the

GENERAL REPAIRS 3934 Victoria Ave., (Just North of Hwy. 8)

Vineland • 905-562-1234 Sun. - Thurs.

We specialize in Repairing: • Air Conditioning Systems • Electronic Control Systems • Fuel Injection Systems We also: • Fix Tires (Open Saturday 8 am to 12 pm)

Geoff Copeland

Class “A” Technician

905-563-0788

4962 Union St., Beamsville

1 lb. “Jumbo Breaded” WINGS or 1 lb. Boneless Wings

2549 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Sun.-Thurs. 11 am-9 pm; Fri. 11 am-11 pm; Sat. 11 am-10 pm $

+ tax

process organized – no one gets turned away. “This is a Christianbased organization but you don’t have to be a Christian to get help,” said Brown who added her church, the Upper Thirty Home Church is very supportive of the program. Brown is hoping the community will help out with auction items. All she asks is that items not be dirty or broken – gently used is just fine though. She has auctioned off gift baskets, clothing, jewelry, small appliances, games and toys among many other items since January when the program officially launched. She would also like

to get word to others who need help or would like to get involved through the website www.nevergohungryniagara. com where people can find links to the Facebook page. She can also be reach by calling 289-6900960. “If it was not for me struggling the way I do due to my Ehlers-Danlos syndrome I don’t think I would be as aware as I am of the need that is out there,” said Brown. “I have now come to accept that my pain and struggle actually has meaning, has made me who I am and has made it possible for me to help out other families. I believe this is the purpose God has for me.”

LOUWES WINDOWS & SIDING SINCE 1966

905.562.5831

3435 King Street vineland, ON

Fax: 905-562-3400 www.louwes.ca

WINDOWS • DOORS • SIDING • SUNROOMS • GUTTER PROTECTION


News Now • Thursday, May 22, 2014 • Page 11

Grandmother’s host charity yard sale, Saturday

Heritage Village Grandmothers’ are hosting a charity yard sale on Saturday, May 24.

The sale will be held at Vineland Public School, 4057 Victoria Ave., in the parking lot fromT:10.25” 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

There will be a variety of new and gently used items, which have been donated by downsizing seniors.

The yard sale is in support of education for orphans in Uganda. Everyone is invited to support this event.

FINAL MONTH! ENDS JUNE 2ND

SILVERADO 1500 CREW CAB LTZ 4x4 SHOWN††

CHEVROLET

0 0 40 AS LOW AS

TRUCK MONTH.

%

¢

%

UP TO 36-MONTH LEASE▼

2014 SILVERADO DOUBLE CAB

UP TO 48-MONTH FINANCING‡

OFF/LITRE GAS CARD

ON ALL MODELS¥

• CRUISE CONTROL • POWER WINDOWS & DOOR LOCKS

• EXCLUSIVE AUTOMATIC LOCKING REAR DIFFERENTIAL • 285 HP ECOTEC3 ENGINE • 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

* 1WT 2WD CASH PURCHASE PRICE INCLUDES FREIGHT, PDI, LEVIES, $5,750 CREDIT♦ & $2,000 TRUCK OWNER BONUS¥¥.

THE ALL-NEW SILVERADO. 2014 NORTH AMERICAN TRUCK OF THE YEAR. P OR -U P E ST

2014 SILVERADO CREW CAB 4X4

$157@ 0% LEASE

FOR

36 2

BI-WEEKLY. $1,250 DOWN PAYMENT ON 1WT.

$0 SECURITY DEPOSIT. MONTHS

COMPLIMENTARY

OIL CHANGES

160,000-KM/5-YEAR POWERTRAIN WARRANTY ▲

Whichever comes first. See dealer for limited warranty details.

TRUCK OWNER BONUS OF ¥¥

$1,000

INCLUDES FREIGHT, PDI, LEVIES & $4,750 CREDIT♦. TAXES NOT INCLUDED.

YEARS/40,000 KM

TO GUARANTEE OUR QUALITY, WE BACK IT

PLUS

**

5

YEARS/160,000 KM

POWERTR AIN▲

WAR RANTY

VEHICLE PRICING IS NOW EASIER TO UNDERSTAND BECAUSE ALL OUR PRICES INCLUDE FREIGHT, PDI AND MANDATORY GOVERNMENT LEVIES. Prices do not include applicable taxes and PPSA. Consumers may be required to pay up to $799 for Dealer fees.***

5

YEARS/160,000 KM

ROADSIDE

A S S I S TA N C E ▲

ONTARIOCHEVROLETDEALERS.COM

For the latest information, visit us at chevrolet.ca, drop by your local Chevrolet Dealer or call us at 1-800-GM-DRIVE. *Offer applies to the purchase of 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab 2WD 1WT+G80+H2R. ▼Based on a 36 month lease for 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 4WD 1WT+G80+B30. Annual kilometre limit of 20,000 km, $0.16 per excess kilometre. OAC by GM Financial.

Monthly/Bi-Weekly payments may vary depending on down payment/trade. A down payment or trade of $1,250 and/or $0 security deposit is required. Total obligation is $12,575. Option to purchase at lease end is $19,155. Excess wear and tear and km charges not included. Other lease options available. ‡0% purchase financing offered by GMCL for 48 months on 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 4WD 1WT+G80+B30. O.A.C by RBC Royal Bank/TD Auto Finance Services/Scotiabank. Rates from other lenders will vary. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, monthly payment is $208.33 for 48 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000. Down payment and/or trade may be required. Monthly/Bi-weekly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. ◆$5,750/$4,750 is a manufacturer to dealer delivery credit (tax exclusive) for 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab (without PDU)/2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab (without PDU) and is reflected in offers in this advertisement. Other cash credits available on most models. See dealer for details. */▼/‡/◆/***Freight & PDI ($1,650/$1,650), registration, air and tire levies and OMVIC fees included. Insurance, licence, PPSA, dealer fees and applicable taxes not included. Offers apply as indicated to 2014 new or demonstrator models of the vehicle equipped as described. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the Ontario Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only (including Outaouais). Dealers are free to set individual prices. Quantities limited; dealer order or trade may be required. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ††2014 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab LTZ 4WD MSRP with freight, PDI & levies $51,249. Dealers are free to set individual prices. ¥Retail and basic fleet customers who purchase or lease an eligible Chevrolet, Buick or GMC delivered from dealer stock from May 1 to June 2, 2014 will receive one 40¢ savings per litre fuel card (fuel savings card) upon payment of an additional $.01. Cards valid as of 72 hours after delivery. Fuel savings card valid for 800 litres of fuel purchased from participating Petro-Canada retail locations (and other approved North Atlantic Petroleum locations in Newfoundland) and not redeemable for cash except where required by law. GM is not responsible for cards that are lost, stolen or damaged. GM reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer and/or the program for any reason in whole or in part at any time without notice. Petro-Canada is a Suncor Energy business™ Trademark of Suncor Energy Inc. Used under licence. Cards are property of Suncor Energy. To protect your card balance, register online at www.petro-canada.ca/preferred today. **The 2-Year Scheduled Lube-Oil-Filter Maintenance Program provides eligible customers in Canada, who have purchased, leased or financed a new eligible 2014 MY Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC vehicle (excluding Spark EV), with an ACDelco oil and filter change, in accordance with the oil life monitoring system and the Owner’s Manual, for 2 years or 40,000 kms, whichever occurs first, with a limit of four (4) Lube-Oil-Filter services in total, performed at participating GM Dealers. Fluid top offs, inspections, tire rotations, wheel alignments and balancing, etc. are not covered. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. General Motors of Canada Limited reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ¥¥Offer valid from May 1 to June 2, 2014 (the “Program Period”) to retail customers resident in Canada who own or are currently leasing a 1999 or newer eligible vehicle that has been registered and insured in Canada in the customer’s name for the previous consecutive six months, will receive a $750 Spring Bonus credit towards the lease, purchase or finance of an eligible new 2013/2014 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC model; or a $1,000 Spring Bonus credit towards the purchase, lease or finance of any 2013/2014 Cadillac model delivered during the Program Period. Retail customers resident in Canada who own or are currently leasing a 1999 or newer eligible pickup truck that has been registered and insured in Canada in the customer’s name for the previous consecutive six months, will receive a $1,000 Spring Bonus credit towards the lease or finance of an eligible 2013/2014 Chevrolet Silverado, Avalanche, GMC Sierra; or a $2,000 Spring Bonus credit towards the cash purchase of an eligible 2013/2014 Chevrolet Silverado, Avalanche, GMC Sierra. Retail customers resident in Canada who own or are currently leasing a 1999 or newer eligible Pontiac, Saturn, Saab, Oldsmobile, Cobalt and HHR that has been registered and insured in Canada in the customer’s name for the previous consecutive six months, will receive $1,500 Spring Bonus credit towards the lease, purchase or finance of an eligible new 2013/2014 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC model; or a $2,000 Spring Bonus credit towards the lease, purchase or finance of an eligible 2013/2014 Cadillac model delivered during the Program Period. Only one (1) credit may be applied per eligible vehicle sale. Offer is transferable to a family member living in the same household (proof of address required). This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. The $750/$1,000/$1,500/$2,000 credit includes HST/GST/QST/PST as applicable by province. As part of the transaction, dealer will request current vehicle registration and/or insurance to prove ownership for the previous consecutive six months. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See your GM dealer for details.

T:10.4737”

$24,495

AS LOW AS


Page 12 • News Now • Thursday, May 22, 2014

Vineland’s new school has a name - Twenty Valley Public School Vineland Public School has been renamed to highlight the natural beauty of the Twenty Valley area. Beginning in September 2015, Vineland Public School will be known as Twenty Valley Public School. Last week, District School Board of Niagara Chair Kevin Maves announced the name

of the soon-to-be-built school. “Vineland Public School has served the community well for over 100 years,” said Maves. “With recent changes, however, the school community is growing and changing. Being able to build a new school will help the students, parents and staff continue to

develop their shared identity in an outstanding new facility.” In April 2013, trustees decided the outcome of the East and South Lincoln Elementary Accommodation Review by voting to consolidate Campden, Jordan and Maple Grove schools into Vineland until a new school could be built. The new

school, scheduled to be completed September 2015, will accommodate 490 students. Consolidating four schools into one new build allows the DSBN to address two critically important challenges: declining enrolment and the board’s inventory of aging facilities. Campden and Vineland Public Schools were

built in the late 1800s, while Maple Grove and Jordan were built in the 1940s. Twenty Valley Public School will honour the traditions of the other schools by incorporating features of historical significance into the school’s design and construction. “We are so proud to reflect the historical

and geographical heritage of this new school community with the name Twenty Valley Public School. “The announcement of funding for our new school project adds to our excitement of what our students can achieve together,” said Vineland Public School principal Lorne Gretsinger.

LICENSED BY THE ONTARIO BOARD OF FUNERAL SERVICES CLASS 1 TRANSFER SERVICE 2020733 ONTARIO LIMITED OPERATING AS:

Helping you make final arrangements as simple as ABC with no funeral home required Funeral Director Available 24 Hours

Family Owned & Operated Advertorial

When a death occurs, there is no reason to call a funeral home. Affordable Burial and Cremation is a designated Class 1 transfer service which offers services to the public. Our funeral directors are available 24 hours a day to help you with all of your cremation or burial needs, including bringing the deceased to a place of worship for your funeral service. We do not offer

embalming or visitation, but can modify a traditional service to suit your needs and offer you thousands of dollars in savings. Even if you choose a traditional funeral home, we can save you money by purchasing caskets, urns and other sundries through our store to bring to your local funeral home.

Come visit our store and see our wide selection of biodegradable caskets, woodand metal caskets, monuments, grave markers, register books and Hamilton’s largest display of cremation urns. Open Mon.-Fri. 10:00 am - 4:30 pm and off hours by appointment

905-389-2998

NOW OFFERING TO TRANSPORT YOUR LOVED ONE TO AND FROM A PLACE OF WORSHIP ECO CONTAINER

We Specialize in ... • Direct Burials and Cremations • At-Need and Pre-Need Arrangements • Pre-paid options with “Guaranteed Funeral Deposits of Canada”

Call today to discuss some of the options available for you or your loved ones OVER 200 URNS ON DISPLAY

Call for your FREE Information Pack and Funeral Will.

For your Heating & Air Conditioning Needs Thinking about a new furnace or air conditioner? Then think Carrier ... economical, efficient, reliable and environmentally friendly. A new home comfort system will provide you with years of savings and peace of mind.

Call and ask about our current REBATES

Financing Available OAC

FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED Deal directly with the owner from Sales to Installation to Service!

905-389-2998

1-205 Nebo Road, Hamilton

Toll Free: 1-888-289-2998 www.affordableburialandcreamtion.ca

HUBBARD AIR

AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING Your Local Carrier Dealer Since 1978

17 John St., Grimsby • 905-945-3722

L to R Lauren Kelly, principal Lorne Gretsinger, Chiara Aceti, and Cole VanEs stand proudly holding a sign for the new school name- Twenty Valley Public School.

East Coast Lobster at Fifty United Church Fifty United Church in Winona is hosting an East Coast Lobster Dinner on Saturday, May 24. The dinner is $40 and includes chowder, mussels, lobster, vegetables, rolls and dessert. Call 289-235-8919. Advance tickets only.


News Now • Thursday, May 22, 2014 • Page 13

Stamford Hardware

Fireplace

and

10th Annual

Fireplace Tent Sale

T he Absolute Best Deals of theYear PREVIEW

Thursday, May 29th 4pm - 9pm

SALE STARTS

Friday, May 30th 8am - 9pm Saturday, May 31st 8am - 3pm Limited Quantities MAJESTIC 300 DVBNV

8 ONLY SAVE $ 500

Direct Vent Fireplace, Installed

sale $1699

reg. $2199

ENVIRO WESTPORT

4 Only S$ AVE 500

reg. $3499

Gas Stove, Installed

sale $2999 HEAT N’ GLO SOHO DV

1 Only

SAVE 1000

Direct Vent Fireplace, Installed

$

6 ONLY S$ AVE 400

reg. $2999

1 Only S$ AVE 700

ENVIRO E30 (LOGS) Gas Insert, Installed

sale

2599

$

ENVIRO EG40 (DEMO) Gas Stove, Installed

8 Only S$ AVE 500

reg. $2499

1 Only

SAVE $ 1600

KOZY HEAT LAKEFIELD Gas Stove, Installed

sale

1999

$

4 Only S$ AVE 400

reg. $1899

KOZY HEAT THIEF RIVER FALLS

sale $2199

Direct Vent Fireplace, Installed

S$ AVE 400

sale $3199

reg. $5999

sale $4399

reg. $2599

4 Units

KOZY HEAT DELANO

6 Units

VALOR 739 JLN (LOGS)

10 Units

MAJESTIC 300DVB WITH MANTEL

sale $2699

S$ AVE 400

Direct Vent Fireplace, Installed

S$ AVE 500

S$ AVE 500

Gas Insert, Installed

sale $3099

reg. $3299

sale $2799

reg. $3199

4 Only

ENVIRO E30G (GLASS)

1 Only

MAJESTIC ECHELON LINEAR

3 Units

ENVIRO E20 (LOGS)

1 Only

reg. $2999

6 Units

SAVE 1100

sale

KOZY HEAT MINNEAPOLIS

$

reg. $3799

2599

Gas Insert, Installed

sale $2699

WHILE

Direct Vent Fireplace, Installed

reg. $3899

reg. $3499

$

sale $1499

6 Units

sale $2699 Gas Insert, Installed

Wood Stove

TOWN & COUNTRY TC30 (DEMO)

reg. $3699

S$ AVE 400

PACIFIC ENERGY HERITAGE 27

SAVE 1000

$

reg. $5299

1 OnlyE S$ AV 600

reg. $3299

Direct Vent Fireplace, Installed

sale $4299 VERMONT CASTINGS STARDANCE Gas Stove, Installed

sale $2699

S$ AVE 600

S$ AVE 800

Gas Insert, Installed

reg. $2799

sale $2199

4 Units

VALOR HORIZON 534 JLN

S$ AVE 500

reg. $3499

Direct Vent Fireplace, Installed

sale $2999

ENJOYING THESE GREAT DEALS IN THE VISIT US IN THE STORE FOR EVEN MORE SPECIALS!

reg. $3199

Direct Vent Fireplace, Installed

ENVIRO ASCOT Gas Stove, Installed

sale $2399

First Come First Served

TENT,

GAS

WOOD

BE SURE TO VISIT THE HOME HARDWARE SIDEWALK SALE WHILE YOUR HERE.!


Page 14 • News Now • Thursday, May 22, 2014 “For All Your Real Estate Needs Call For A No Obligation Evaluation”

Albert Alma

Sales Representative

905-945-1234

www.homesniagara.com

22 Main Street West, Grimsby, ON.

We Pay Top $$ For Scrap Vehicles Used Auto & Truck Parts 9530 Silver St., Caistor Centre 905-957-8111 www.plazek.com

Windmill Windows & Doors Since 1986 • Sunrooms • Additions • Windows • Shutters • Skylights • Soffits • Bay Windows • Fascia • Steel Doors • Maintenance Free Decking

Call us for a FREE estimate

905.563.6262

Register today for September Space is Limited. Offering quality daycare for children ages 18m to 5 years Monday to Friday 2, 3 & 5 day program available.

Beamsville & Grimsby

905-563-1113 • 905-309-1000 www.chestnutreepreschool.com

The planet’s oldest people - interesting to the very end Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper, formerly the oldest woman in the world, once claimed there were three secrets to living a long life: eating one serving of herring every day, drinking orange juice and breathing. Replace the herring with BBQ’d chipotle steak, substitute the orange juice for Single Malt and I fully expect to match, indeed exceed Hendrikje’s 115-year record of longevity. “Henny” as she was known to her friends who all predeceased her by three decades is now the subject of a medical study by Dutch scientists at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam who are trying to unlock the mysteries of her amazing age. Studying her blood and tissue samples they believe the answers lie in the stem cells that helped her fight off infections later in life. Scientists noted that Henny who died in 2005 did not smoke or drink which helped boost her immune system but did not get her invited to many parties. She also perfected the automatic stressrelieving habit used by many old people when she opened her front door each morning and yelled: “Get the hell off my lawn.” She shouted in Dutch of course and to no one in particular. Another tip for those younger

WILLIAM THOMAS than her which up until 2005 who have included 6,491,935,429 people on the planet, was to stay active. Like all senior citizens Henny kept busy by standing on a street corner in the afternoon and showing pictures of her grandchildren to perfect strangers. She spent mornings rooting through her purse trying to locate the photos of her grandchildren. No, the truth is Henny did not have children which as every young mother knows, has to double your chances of living past 100 years. Henny lived with her parents until she was 47 years of age and remained unmarried until she was 49, so scientists are looking into the absence of bickering in that first half century with no bickering as a possible longevity enhancer. Henny was different than most senior citizens, in that she rode a bicycle her whole life and never had a driver’s licence. So she gradually got smaller behind the handle bars of a bike instead of the steering wheel of a car. She was the same as most seniors in that she

sat on her glasses a lot, mixed her sleeping pills up with her laxatives, cursed whenever she entered a room and couldn’t remember why, kept her hearing aid in her purse for safe keeping and opened childproof caps with a hammer. On the day she passed away they found almost twenty pounds of balled-up Kleenex in her pockets. The reigning world’s oldest man, Arturo Licata of Italy just passed away a month ago on April 24th. He died one week short of his 112th birthday As An Italian, Arturo was dating a 22-year-old girl from Morocco named Ruby and fighting 100-yearold charges of tax evasion. So now the oldest man is an American from New York City who is 111 years old. At 111, he would have been just a little too young to date Henny and a little too old to be a Walmart greeter. It’s what 12 and a half-year-old kids call that pesky “in between” age. As a New Yorker, this man never followed the standard rules of clean air, exercise, no smoking, no drinking. He still eats and drinks whatever he wants noting that the only problem these days is that when he sinks his teeth into a great steak ... they stay there. His name is Larry King. Henny van AndelSchipper did not

move into a retirement home until she was 106, the age at which most people have spend several decades in a cemetery. Most amazing to the scientists was the fact that the autopsy of the world’s oldest woman showed no traces of dementia, long believed to be inevitable with a person her age. Henny never looked her age. Physically, she always felt like she was only 104. The real key to Henny’s very long life may have been as simple as her nationality. From personal experience I know the Dutch to be the most stubborn people on earth. You don’t steal land from the ocean by being meek and mild in temperament. Maybe there were a lot of opportunities for her to pass away in her younger years and she simply refused to go. In the final days of her life she was resigned to moving on. “It’s been nice,” she said shortly before she passed away, “but the man upstairs say’s it’s time to go.” How awful that the world’s oldest woman had to die because the superintendant of the nursing home was kicking her out of her apartment. That just doesn’t seem fair to me. For comments, ideas and copies of The True Story of Wainfleet, go to www.williamthomas.ca.


News Now • Thursday, May 22, 2014 • Page 15

Jazz on The Ridge ready to sparkle tomorrow The best Niagara West has to offer – food, wine and entertainment – will be on full display tomorrow (Friday) at Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery with Jazz On The Ridge. This 11th edition promises to be one of the best with Brass Transit taking over the main stage. Mix in fare from 11 area restaurants including Inn On The Twenty, August Restaurant and Peninsula Ridge’s own Kitchen House and guests are guaranteed to leave satisfied. All the food is paired with top Niagara wines. Other entertainers on hand will include: Tianna H Quintet, The Juliet Dunn Quartet, and pianist Karen Thornton and her trio. There are only a handful of tickets left for the event, so if interested, call 905-563-0900, ext. 28. Tickets are $195 each. Proceeds from the event to go West Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation and McNally House Hospice.

Youth rescued on Lake Ontario Sunday, May 18, a 17-year-old male youth entered Lake Ontario in a small one-seat watercraft which he had constructed from plans obtained on the Internet. The youth did not wear a PFD and was caught up in the current and began drifting east about 1/2 km off the shore. The youth was eventually saved by nearby neighbours who got out to him and got him back to shore. On shore, he was treated and transported to the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital. He is expected to fully recover.

Up to

WLM Auxiliary would like to thank the following sponsors and donors for their support during the recent WLMA Sun, Sand and Sail Fashion Show. With your help over $9000 was raised toward equipment for WLMH.

50% of

f

and a FREE One H o Consu ur ltation

See your home in a different light.

$

200 Rebate

when you purchase† Pirouette® Window Shadings.*

* See in-store for details

3916 Victoria Ave, VINELAND ON L0R 2C0

905-562-0330

tel: croftsinteriors@mac.com

Casablanca Winery Inn Branthaven Casablanca Inc. The Rotary Club of Grimsby

Andrew Peller Ltd. Bath & Body Works St. Catharines Boston Pizza Bozzo’s Cavalier Barbershop/Salon Cibo’s Osteria Cocoon Home Décor and Giftware Coles Florist Conversations Café & Bistro Cornerstone Estate Winery Dalton Timmis Insurance Group Inc. Devine Design Dr. Corinne Contant DDS, BSc Dr John Agate DDS Elm Street Café & Grill Fielding Estates Winery Fifth Wheel Truck Stop FinPak International (Bonnie Finch) Forty Creek Distillery Ltd. Friends of the Auxiliary Giant Tiger Goodlife Fitness Great Wolf Lodge Grimsby Glass

Sponsors

Harmony Jewellers Newsnow Grimsby Chrysler

Donors Grimsby Curling Club Hair to Dye For Salon & Studio Hair Resort Hometown v & s Department Store Hudson’s Bay Limeridge Mall Hamilton Hudson’s Bay Pen Centre St. Catharines Inverhuron Stone Glass by Cindy Murphy Judge and Jester Pub Restaurant Kilt and Clover Restaurant Kim Mischuk - Partilites Consultant Lincoln Public Library LT Pro Sports Main West Men’s Wear Marlin Travel Marshville Chocolates NORWEX Consultant, Cassandra McNiven Objects to Desire Patrick Campbell, Royal Lepage Peak Performance Footwear Pics Plus

Dr Joe & Associates Bank of Montreal Zoe Ouzas Remax

Puddicombe Estate Farms Winery Quizno’s Sub Rexall Drug Store Beamsville Royal LePage, Blair Gillis Ridge Road Estate Winery Ridgeview Garden Market Rona Sangster’s Shear Image Salon & Boutique, Shoppers Drug Mart Beamsville Snap Fitness Something Special Boutique Sylvia’s Studio of Hair Syndicate Restaurant The Dressing Room Hair Salon The Good Earth Food and Wine Shop The Health Post The Innsville WLMH Foundation WLM Gateway Gifts Winona Gardens Wills Chevrolet


Page 16 • News Now • Thursday, May 22, 2014

2

99

$ 99

4

$ 99

¢

EA.

BATHROOM BAT B AT A TH T HRO HR ROOM R OO O OM O M TISSUE ROYALE 12 ROLL (BURST 12 DOUBLE ROLLS = 24 ROLLS)

7

7 OZ PACK

3

$ 99

5

6

$ 99

5

$ 99

LB.

MINI STRIPS

CUT FROM USDA SELECT TOP SIRLOIN CAPS FAMILY PACK $ 15.41 Kg

FECTION!

AGED TO N! PERFECTIO

AD EFFECTIVE FROM MAY 23RD TO MA Y 2 9 TH

2371 Barton St. E.

400 Nebo Road

4167 Victoria Ave.,

(1/4 mile east of Red Hill Valley Pkwy) Only 5 mins. from Hamilton Mtn. Mon-Fri 8am-9pm Sat & Sun 8am-6pm

On The Mountain Mon-Fri 8am-9pm Sat & Sun 8am-6pm

Mon-Fri 8am - 7:30pm Saturday 8am - 6pm Sunday 8am - 6pm

at Rymal, Hamilton

3

$ 29

2 FOR $ 00

6 PACK

CUT FROM USDA SELECT FAMILY PACK ACK K $ 17.61 Kg AGED TO

ARMSTRONG 500 G

D"ITALIANO 675 G

ROYALE

STRIPLOIN STEAKS

CHEESE MELT SLICES

SLICED WHITE, WHOLE WHEAT OR SEEDED BREAD

FACIAL TISSUE

LB.

at Kenora, Hamilton

GRAPE G RA APE PE CHERRY TOMATOES

PRODUCT OF CANADA $ 11.00 Kg

$ 99 PER

1

$ 99

LB.

FIDDLEHEAD FI IDDLEH HEAD EAD D GREENS

SEEDLESS S EE ED DLESS S CUCUMBERS

4

PRODUCT OF USA/ONTARIO $ 2.18 Kg

PRODUCT OF USA $ 2.18 Kg

PRODUCT OF USA

$ 99

RED RE ED DEL DELICIOU DELICIOUS ICIO OU OU APPLES

SWEET SW WEET NAVEL ORANGES

LARGE LA ARGE CANTALOUPES

¢

LB.

LB.

EA.

99

99

¢

LB.

CAPLESS TOP SIRLOIN STEAK K CUT FROM USDA SELECT FAMILY PACK $ 13.21 Kg

AGED TO N! PERFECTIO

Niagara Falls

www.lococos.ca • www.facebook.com/lococos


1

$ 99

39

1

¢

$ 99

LB.

BANANAS

RASPBERRIES

News Now • Thursday, May 22, 2014 • Page 17

PRODUCT OF THE TROPICS .86¢ Kg

PRODUCT OF USA OR MEXICO 6 OZ. PACK

BLUEBERRIES PRODUCT OF USA

www.

2

FRESH STOREMADE FAMILY PACK $ 6.59 Kg

1

$ 99

4.39 Kg

$

1

FAMILY PACK $ 4.39 Kg

1

FAMILY PACK $ 5.49 Kg

3

$ 99

$ 99

CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS

LB.

PORK SHOULDER BLADE CHOPS

LB.

ROASTER CHICKEN

LB.

$ 99

S

$ 99

LEAN GROUND BEEF

8.80 Kg

$

BONE-IN BONE IN CHICKEN THIGHS FAMILY PACK $ 4.39 Kg

2

$ 99

2371 Barton St. E.

400 Nebo Road

4167 Victoria Ave.,

(1/4 mile east of Red Hill Valley Pkwy) Only 5 mins. from Hamilton Mtn. Mon-Fri 8am-9pm Sat & Sun 8am-6pm

On The Mountain Mon-Fri 8am-9pm Sat & Sun 8am-6pm

Mon-Fri 8am - 7:30pm Saturday 8am - 6pm Sunday 8am - 6pm

at Rymal, Hamilton

.ca

2

$ 49 LB.

BREADED PORK CUTLETS FAMILY PACK $ 8.80 Kg

LB.

PORK BACK RIBS

LB.

AD EFFECTIVE FROM MAY 23RD TO MA Y 2 9 TH

at Kenora, Hamilton

FULL PINT!

LB. B

3

$ 99 LB.

ITALIAN SAUSAGE

FRESH STOREMADE, E, ASSO AS ASSORTED SORTED SO ED V VARIETIES VARIETI AR ES $ 6.59 Kg 6.

Niagara Falls

www.lococos.ca • www.facebook.com/lococos


Page 18 • News Now • Thursday, May 22, 2014

Mitchell Thiele with his mother Debbie after the championship game.

West Lincoln’s Mitchell Thiele to play in Canada Cup

It’s Time! GRIMSBY

MULTI FAMILY SALE Sat. Aug. 11 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. 111,112, 113 Perfect Place (off Grey Rd.)

Toys, kids clothing, much more! Call Catherine

19

$

289-235-9500

00 Incl. tax

Mitchell Thiele has just been named to U18 Team Ontario football team to play in the Canada Cup in Saskatoon in July. Mitchell, who at 16 stands 6’3” tall and weighs in at 295 lbs, is from Caistor Centre. Mitchell attended Caistor Central Public School and started playing football for HWMFA when he was nine years old. When he graduated elementary school, with honours, he decided to go to Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School in Stoney Creek. In Grade 9 he played for the junior football team. This past season, in his Grade 10 year, he played with the senior football team which won the Hamilton Catholic School Board championship. The team went to the GHAC bowl against Burlington’s Assumption High School where they won their firstever GHAC championship. The team then went

on to OFSSA where they were defeated by a team from Don Bosco High School. In 2013 Mitchell made the U17 Team Ontario Selects where he represented Ontario against the US Team in the International bowl. He also played for Team Ontario Selects in February of 2014, again in Texas, where he was proud to be named a team captain. Mitchell is a D Lineman and has proven himself to be an outstanding player. He was named to the Ontario Football Association Honour Roll with an academic average over 90 this past April. Mitchell has continued his rep football with HWMFA and is currently playing for the Junior Varsity Hurricanes. He is currently being scouted by several universities in Ontario and Nova Scotia. He is looking forward to representing Ontario in the Canada Cup where he will proudly wear number 99.


News Now • Thursday, May 22, 2014 • Page 19

Peach King treasure hunt nets historic hockey finds When Marilyn Owen set out on her twoyear trek in Grimsby Peach Kings history, she didn’t know it would lead to a host

of incredible stories and artifacts. Two people it did bring out were Bill Reid, son of Harry “Pudd” Reid and

Bill Reid shows a watch presented to his father Harry.

Shirley Marshall, daughter of the legendary “Pop” McVicar. Pudd was part of two Peach King championship teams, 1939-40 and the 1946-47 squads. Pop was part of the 1925 Peach King club and went on to be one of the toughest customers pro hockey ever saw and included two years with the Montreal Maroons on his resume. The amazing history compiled by Owen will be developed into a book to be displayed at the Hockey Hall of Fame. Her findings have also been part of the research for a huge mural being done by noted local artist Rick Manners at the Peach King Centre.

Shirley Marshall brought in a photo of her father Pop McVicar, who played on the 1925 champs and coached the 1947 squad to the title.

Network Network BUSINESS OPPS.

ADVERTISE ACROSS ONTARIO OR ACROSS THE COUNTRY! ADVERTISE ACROSS ONTARIO For more information contact yourOR localACROSS newspaper. THE COUNTRY! For more information contact your local newspaper.

CAREER OPPS. PUT YOUR EXPERIENCE TO WORK

$$$ MAKE FAST CASH $$$ START YOUR OWN BUSINESS Driveway Sealing Systems Lawn Aerating Units Possible Payback In 2 Weeks! FOR MORE INFORMATION: CALL TODAY TOLL-FREE: 1-800-465-0024 www.protectasphalt.com

STEEL BUILDINGS

The Job Service For People Aged 45 And Over Across Canada. FREE FOR CANDIDATES REGISTER NOW AT: www.thirdquarter.ca TOLL-FREE: 1-855-286-0306

COMING EVENTS

ADVERTISING

RPM HAVELOCK - Join us for the 1st Annual Recreation & Performance Motor Show - July 18-20, 2014 on The J a m b o r e e G r o u n d s . Ve n d o r s , S w a p meet, Car Show (prizes), Trucks, RV’s, Bikes, Tractors, Farm Equipment, Etc. VENDORS WANTED - CALL 705.778.7777 or VISIT www.rpmhavelock.com Camping on over 500 Acres

REACH MILLIONS OF CUSTOMERS IN ONTARIO WITH ONE EASY CALL! Your Classified Ad or Display Ad would appear in weekly newspapers each week across Ontario in urban, suburban and rural areas. For more information Call Today Toll-Free 1-888-2192560, Email: k.magill@sympatico.ca or visit: www.OntarioClassifiedAds.com.

2 5 t h A n n u a l H AV E L O C K C O U N T R Y JAMBOREE - Alan Jackson, Dierks Bently, Josh Turner, Joe Nichols, Kellie Pickler, The Maverics, Suzy Bogguss & Many M o r e . C a n a d a ’s L a r g e s t L i v e C o u n t r y Music & Camping Festival - AUG. 14-17, 2014, Over 25 Acts - BUY TICKETS 1.800.539.3353, www.HavelockJamboree.com.

STEEL BUILDINGS...HOT SAVINGS - SPRING SALE! 20X24 $4,348. 25X24 $4,539. 30X30 $6,197. 32X36 $7,746. 40X46 $12,116. 47X72 $17,779. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

MORTGAGES AS SEEN ON TV - Need a MORTGAGE, Home Equity Loan, Better Rate? Bad Credit, Self-Employed, Bankrupt? Been turned down? Facing Foreclosure, Power of Sale? CALL US NOW TOLL-FREE 1-877-733-4424 and speak to a licensed mortgage agent. MMAmortgages.com specializes in residential, commercial, rural, agriculture, farms, & land mortgages. Visit: www.MMAmortgages.com (Lic#12126). $$$ 1st, 2nd, 3rd MORTGAGES - Debt Consolidation, Refinancing, Renovations, Tax Arrears, no CMHC fees. $50K you pay $208.33/month (OAC). No income, bad credit, power of sale stopped!! BETTER OPTION MORTGAGES, CALL TODAY Toll-Free 1-800282-1169, www.mortgageontario.com (LIC# 10969). 1st & 2nd MORTGAGES from 2.45% VRM and 3.09% FIXED. All Credit Types Considered. Let us help you SAVE thousands on the right mortgage! Purchasing, Re-financing, Debt Consolidation, Home Renovations...CALL 1-800-225-1777, www.homeguardfunding.ca (LIC #10409).

PERSONALS ARE YOU TIRED of being lonely? Do you want to meet someone you can fall in love with? MISTY RIVER INTRODUCTIONS can introduce you to that someone. CALL (416)777-6302, (705)7341292, www.mistyriverintros.com. TOP REAL PSYCHICS Live. Accurate readings 24/7. Call now 1-877-342-3036; Mobile #4486; http://www.truepsychics.ca. DATING SERVICE. Long-term/short-term relationships, free to try! 1-877-297-9883. Talk with single ladies. Call #7878 or 1-888-534-6984. Talk now! 1-866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet local single ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+)

VACATION/TRAVEL

ONTARIO WATERWAY CRUISES Experience the Scenic Lakes Rivers and Locks of the Rideau Canal or Trent-Severn Waterway on the KAWARTHA VOYAGEUR riverboat. 5 DAY VOYAGES 1-800-561-5767 www.cruiseontario.ca

DRIVERS WANTED LAIDLAW CARRIERS VAN DIVISION requires experienced AZ licensed drivers to run the U.S. Premium mileage rate. Home weekly. New equipment. Also hiring Owner Operators. 1-800-2638267 LOOKING FOR OWNER-OPERATORS - To and from the U.S. Home Weekends, Paid Weekly, Benefit Package Available. Pay Structure: 85% of gross with your own trailer; 80% of gross with Maitland t r a i l e r. M a i t l a n d Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n ’s f l e e t average for 2013 was $2.58 per mile. Send Resume to: Email: mtsltd88@hotmail.com, Fax: 519-523-4763 or CALL 519-523-9705 for further details.

Connect with Ontarians – extend your business reach! www.networkclassified.org

FOR SALE

#1 HIGH SPEED INTERNET $32.95/Month Absolutely no ports are blocked Unlimited Downloading Up to 11Mbps Download & 800Kbps Upload ORDER TODAY AT: www.acanac.ca or CALL TOLL-FREE: 1-866-281-3538 EXPLORER LUXURY CUSTOM PASSENGER VANS 1-855-344-8267 www.explorervans.ca SAWMILLS from only $4,397 - MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

WANTED WANTED: OLD TUBE AUDIO EQUIPMENT. 40 years or older. Amplifiers, Stereo, Recording and Theatre Sound Equipment. Hammond organs. Any condition, no floor model consoles. Call TollFree 1-800-947-0393 / 519-853-2157.


Page 20 • News Now • Thursday, May 22, 2014

Time to get growing in Smithville interested in growing some fresh veggies. The community garden is open for anyone to use, with a onetime $25 fee to take care of some expenses. That fee may be waived if the individual or family falls below the low income cut-off level. The garden build day is scheduled for Thursday, May 29. Hank MacDonald Park, on Mill Street in Smithville. The EHC community garden committee is hosting a barbecue this Friday, May 23 at the EHC Beamsville site to raise funds for the garden in Vineland and also Smithville. All funds raised go to maintenance and supplies for the gardens. The barbecue will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Beamsvile EHC, 4520 Ontario St. Unit 11.

West Lincoln is home to a new community garden. The Employment Help Centre (EHC), in partnership with the Township of West Lincoln, Knights of Columbus, West Lincoln Community Care and a few dedicated members of the community, are currently working together to get the garden growing. The garden will feature 21 raised beds to better serve those individuals with mobility issues. Donations of vegetable seeds, water delivery, garden box or small shed, hand tools for gardening, full size gardening tools, watering cans, a sign for the garden, a compost bin and a picnic table are needed. There are also a few plots remaining if anyone is

Business Directory

Spring & Fall Clean-up • Grass Cutting • Planting • Shrub Trimming Property Maintenance * Free Consultation *

Nancy Jaffray

Tel: 905-945-0617 • petalsinbloom@look.ca

Our Business Directory is an economical way to promote your business or service, call Pamela Haire • 289-235-9500 • pam@wn3.ca

Serving Grimsby and surrounding areas

Professional service and quality you deserve

JOHN W. SHIPTON Barrister & Solicitor

SZPIECH, ELLIS, SKIBINSKI, SHIPTON

Wills, Family, Real Estate 107 Griffin Street South, Smithville, Ontario L0R 2A0

PROFESSIONAL TREE CARE

• Removal & Pruning • Stump Grinding • Hedge & Shrub Trimming WOOD CHIPS AVAILABLE Fully Insured Call Ron: 905.563.4593 • Cell: 905.651.8733 (TREE)

905-957-7898

414 Main St. East, Hamilton

905-524-2454 jshipton@sesslaw.ca

RESIDENTIAL

Complete Home Renovations

R otot i lle Rs LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT

by

Tim Potvin Contracting Basements/Bathrooms, Windows/ Doors, Fences/Decks and More

No Job Too Small!

Authorized Servicing Dealer Many Manufacturers • Sales • Parts • Service

HOURS: Mon-Fri 8 to 5, Sat 10-2

Serving the Community Since 1994

Call 905-563-8754

LARRY THE HANDYMAN Home Renovations Anything from changing a door handle to renovating your home. Larry

905-563-3436

Leave

Servicing our Community since 1987

905-945-4848 www.agandturf.ca 104 Mud St., Grassie

ST. DAVID’S SIDING INC. For Estimates Call

Martin Boerefyn Ph: 905-945-1673 • Cell: 905-328-3430 136 Mountain St., Grimsby ON L3M 4E7

It

2

Me

Roofing Painting • Odd Jobs Phil 289-668-2728

leave.it@inbox.com facebook: Leave It 2 Me Quality You can Trust Value You Can Afford

Fully Insured • Free Estimates

Need a metal component For your machine or device? We build, repair, or redesign it. Quick pick-up & delivery in Local area. Cell: 416-820-2690

• Doors • Decks • Additions • Garage Doors • Interior Renovations

• Windows • Siding • Soffit • Fascia • Eaves

Cash & Carry Windows - Installation Available

PAT ROBERTS

905.563.0097 • Cell: 905.920.0554

MARTIN PERSOON 905.563.1796

• DECKS • BARNS • SHEDS • FENCES

Service with Pride, Care & Excellence

MERRITT

FUNERAL HOME 287 STATION ST., SMITHVILLE

“Serving Families For 4 Generations Since 1921” Director: Thomas C. Merritt CANADIAN - INDEPENDENT GROUP OF FUNERAL HOMES

905-957-7031

www.merritt-fh.com

Mountainview Cycle

• Norc • Bionx E-Bikes • Raleigh • STLN • KHS • Diamondback • Fit • Free Agent • Haro • Premium • Sales and Service • Certified Bike Mechanic 4282 Mountainview Rd. S., Beamsville 905-563-8585 www.mountainviewcycle.ca


classifieds takin’ care of business sports business News Now • Thursday, May 22, 2014 • Page 21

289-235-9500

APARTMENTS FOR RENT GRIMSBY, near Canadian Tire, junior, 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms. Call 905-309-8738, 905-560-7428.

CARPET/FLOORING

CARPETS - I have several thousand yards of new Stainmaster and 100% nylon carpet. Will do living and dining room for $389. Price includes carpet, pad and installation (25 sq. yds) Steve (905)-682-5320, 905-777-1170; carpetdeals.com

DEBT DEPT PROBLEMS? Know your options. Call Ralph Culp Trustee in Bankruptcy. No charge consultation. 905-309-5676. ralphculp.com

DOMESTIC HELP NEED SOME HELP CLEANING? House keeper available in your home. GrimsbyWinona-Lincoln and West Lincoln area. $20/hour. Call Ann 905-329-4323.

COMING EVENTS

COMING EVENTS

FORESTVIEW COMMUNITY CHURCH 132 Lake St., Grimsby Invites you to their

4th ANNUAL

COMMUNITY YARD SALE SATURDAY, MAY 31st

2.00 Coupon

FEED & SEED

FREE HOME DELIVERY FREE SAMPLES

$ 20 minimum purchase. One coupon per customer. Expires May 28, 2014

GARAGE SALE Morgan Street Smithville HUGE STREET SALE Sat. May 24, 8 am to noon

Kids toys and clothes, household items. Parking at College Street p.s.

GARAGE SALE

3705 North Service Rd. Vineland Sat. May 24, Starts @ 8:30 am

To reserve your spot!!!

No early birds please

alzheimer Society Niagara Region Support Groups for Care Partners meets last Wednesday of each month (except July & Aug. 1:303 pm at Grimsby Senior Centre, 18 Livingston Avenue, Grimsby. 905-687-3914. WINE WEARS & MORE GALA - Friday, May 30th - 5-9 pm $10 - includes wine & light refreshments. Saturday, May 31st, - 9 am - 2 pm New & slightly-used clothing, jewellery accessories & all things gaden. ST. MARK’S CHURCH - ADDISON HALL Byron St., Niagara-on-the-Lake www.stmarks1792.com Tickets: 905-468-3123 or 905-468-3314 IN MEMORIAMS

IN MEMORIAMS

HIRING

Every day, in some small way. Memories of you come our way. Though absent, you are always near, Still missed, still loved, and always dear.

HANDYMAN SERVICES LAWN ROLLING & aerating, top dress & overseed, yard & garden clean-up and rubbish removal. Call Ken 905957-5731.

$

Email: sharonhc@vaxxine.com

GENERAL HELP WANTED

ESTIMATOR/JOB CO-ORDINATOR Required for established glass company in St. Catharines. EXPERIENCE NEEDED, competitive salary offered Email resumes to lesha@oncanglass.com

4971 King Street, Beamsville • 905-563-6663

8 am to NOON (set-up 7 am) FREE Advertising, refreshments, sale space, washrooms Bring your sale items, customer change & table if possible YOU KEEP ALL PROCEEDS Contact: Sharon 905-309-8932

ROBINS, Arthur Dale Sept. 2nd, 1951 - May 28th, 2009

NOW

FEED & SEED

HEALTH POST

THE

Please call News Now to place your Classified Ad

- Lovingly remembered by Mom and family. HELP WANTED

PETS

CHAIR RENTAL, full time, $500 month. Part time also available. Kims’ Family Hair Care & Associates. Established since 1993. 289-260-7688.

Companions K9 Training & Socialization Centre • Members Off-leash Park! • Day Care $20/day • Boarding $30/night • Me & My Pet Fitness • All Ages Agility • Grooming 905-309-8934 www.K9Companions.net

To Advertise in the Classifieds

Call 289-235-9500

PERSONALS

HOUSE FOR SALE

3 FAMILY Home in Virgil INCOME PROPERTY $399,000 on 1.49 acres on beautiful ravine setting. Creek Rd. 34 acres FARM with 5 bedroom house, large barn, corral, pond. Perfect Hobby Farm with 1,500 ft. on Beaver Creek in Wellandport, $529,000. MLS Call/Text Berndt Meyer, Sales Rep. Country Canada Real Estate Ltd. (Niagara) 905-321-3562

MISCELLANEOUS VINTAGE VOGUE We now carry “Country Chic” Chalk & Mineral Based Paint, no VOC’s. Call for Workshops. 905-957-8887, 103 McMurchie Lane, Smithville.

PAINTING INTERIOR/EXTERIOR PAINTING and drywall repair. Grimsby, Lincoln, West Lincoln. Attention to detail with the customer in mind. Painting By Steve. 905-309-0138. paintedbysteve@gmail.com

STORAGE/PARKING

Mini Storage Units Available All Sizes Beamsville Relay 905-563-8816 4673 Ontario St.

VEHICLES WANTED

Wanted - Scrap Cars and Trucks Cash paid Same day pick up Lampman Salvage Licensed Auto Recycler

905-957-2193

WANT TO MAKE SOME EXTRA MONEY?

Newsnow is looking for carriers for your area

GRIMSBY

Route 24 - Grand Ave./Park Rd. N. - 86 Homes Route 34 - Mountain/Cline 79 Homes Route 76 - Broofside 70 Homes

BEAMSVILLE

Route 42 - Golden acres 77 Homes

SMITHVILLE

Route 14 - Golden Acres 99 Homes Call 289-235-9500 or email: mike@wn3.ca

HOLY SPIRIT, you who solve all problems, light all roads so that I can attain my goal. You who give me the divine gift to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances of my life you are with me. I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things as you confirm once again that I never want to be separated from you ever, and in spite of all material illusion, I wish to be with you in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy toward me and mine. The person must say this prayer three consecutive days. After three days the favour requested will be granted, even if it may be difficult. This prayer must be published after your favour is granted, without mentioning the favour. A special thanks to St. Rita, St. Jude, Sacred Heart, Blessed Virgin Mary and all the angels and saints. Only your initials shall appear at the bottom. C.E.


Page 22 • News Now • Thursday, May 22, 2014

100% Niagara owned, operated and printed Our Team: Mike Williscraft - Publisher mike@wn3.ca 289-442-4244 General Manager - Catherine Bratton Retail Sales Manager - Pamela Haire Reporter - Stephanie Sisler Sales Consultant - Erica Huisman Graphics - Donna Wisnoski, Lin Oddi Printed at CanWeb Printing Inc., Grimsby newsnow is owned & operated by 1602207 Ontario Ltd. Office Locations Grimsby Office Beamsville Office 49 Main St. W., 4971 King St. Unit #2, Grimsby, ON, L3M 1R3 Beamsville, ON, L0R 1B0 Ph: 289-235-9500 Ph: 289-566-9392 newsnow is published EVERY Thursday delivered to homes in West Niagara & Winona, 25,116.

Clean-up crew

Volunteers Verna Vanvelden and Paul McLenachan were among those who helped clean up the trail at 40 Mile Creek on Saturday. It was organized by the Grimsby Active Transportation Committee.

Evan’s Ride this Sunday Evan Sheldrake is a cool kid. The Beamsville District Secondary School Grade 12 student was diagnosed with severe autism spectrum disorder back in 1998. Has he let it slow him down? Nope. With the help of his dad, Len, Evan’s affliction has become the catalyst for Evan’s Ride for Autism, which will take place this Sunday starting and ending at the family’s trucking business with $20,000 as the goal. With 11km and 22km rides and registration opening at 9 a.m., area residents can get some air, exercise and raise a few bucks for a great cause. M.W.

Hospital must be election priority So much going on and so little space... First, we’ve got this provincial election in front of us. We start our election run having candidates answer some basic questions: why should a voter give you their support, and; an economic-based question. I have always been a big proponent of having an election candidate’s thoughts portrayed word for word and complete, no filtering. There are many reasons for this. First and foremost, media can be pretty darn sneaky when it comes to comments they use and don’t use. When I ask for an answer, candidates have a word limit, when that limit is reached, their comments are cut. All know the rules. It is also good for voters to see how candidates form their own thoughts (in a perfect world they do write them themselves _ this does not always happen but I cannot control that). It is up to each reader to decide for themselves. That is the beauty of this process. Much of the fall municipal election coverage will be the same way, although all-candidates events cannot follow this format. I have been asking people what questions they would like to see put to our Niagara West Glanbrook candidates and I certainly open this up to

MIKE WILLISCRAFT the floor. Just because I have access to this space certainly does not make me all-knowing....far from it....so if you have something on your mind, send me a note at: mike@wn3.ca FOR SURE, everyone wants to know, if elected, what will candidate X do to further the much-delayed rebuild at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital. Other than the economy and having jobs for folks, clearing the fog of WLMH’s uncertain situation is at the forefront of everyone’s thoughts... especially those who have needed the place recently. ****** Tomorrow night, people, is one of my favourite nights of the year...Jazz On The Ridge at Peninsula Ridge Winery. Ok, I’m biased as a member of the Pen Ridge Founders’ Club, which organized the event for nine of the event’s 10 years. However, this event simply does not disappoint. Having seen the line-up of entertainment, which

is second to none to any event in Niagara – fabulous food created by local eateries, and stellar wine pairings – there is no place to go wrong. This year I know the folks who have been rounding up the silent and live auction items have outdone themselves. With West Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation and McNally House Hospice, guests are always extremely generous. ****** We have got a lot of great feedback on our new online e-edition. If your paper blows away or gets wet (not afraid to admit that it does happen), or if you want to check out all the LOCAL news first thing Thursday morning and your carrier typically covers your area after school, just check: newsnowniagara.ca Right at the top of the page is the hot button for the edition. The entire paper, as printed, is digitally published there – ads and all. The hyperlink feature which allows readers to go right to an advertiser’s website (if they have one) has proven very popular with both readers and advertisers. We will continue to publish individual stories and photos on our website home page, so there will be items on the website NOT included in the print edition, but everything we can generate will be on the site in one form or another.


A Taste of Our Town raises $13,000 Dear Editor, The Library Fundraising Group of the Our Town/Our Time Capital Campaign would like to express its sincere gratitude to everyone who contributed to our signature event, “A Taste of Our Town” Dinner and Auction, which took place on May 3, 2014. The event was a great success, thanks in part to the many community-minded people, who attended, donated items for our live and silent auctions, or who were our sponsors. Together, we raised over $13, 000 to contribute to the new Town of Lincoln Community Complex. Special thanks go out to our major sponsor, Jennifer Hopkins, of Hopkins I.D.A. Pharmacy in Vine-

Letter land. She celebrated her pharmacy’s 65 years of serving Lincoln, by providing us with some spectacular entertainment – the George Lake Big Band, from Toronto. We’re very grateful to Mike Williscraft and his team at newsnow for their extraordinary support in promoting our event and following up with such wonderful news coverage in both words and photos. A long with this, newsnow has done much to contribute to the success of our other fundraising activities and the overall campaign. We’d also like to thank the staff at Twenty Valley Golf & Country Club,

for its help in creating a lovely venue, and some tasty food, for our event. The grand opening of the new Town of Lincoln Community Complex will be happening on Saturday June 21, 2014 from 1012 noon. This will be a wonderful opportunity for our community to see its new library, arena, walking track, meeting rooms, and café – all of which will be magnificent additions to our town. We hope to see you there! Again, many thanks for being a part of our success! We are so fortunate to be part of a community with such caring people, and we appreciated your support. Sincerely, Elizabeth Wagner, Chair Library Fundraising Group

Like us online

News Now • Thursday, May 22, 2014 • Page 23

Do you have Tax Free Savings Account questions?

Dave Vien

CALL TODAY FOR A FREE HOME EVALUATION

SALES 905-945-1234 • 1-888-205-7010 REPRESENTATIVE www.davevien.com

OPEN HOUSE - SUN. MAY 25th, 2-4 P.M. Y

$349,500.

• 506 MAIN ST. WEST, GRIMSBY WEST END OF GRIMSBY Close to Winona with a beautiful escarpment view backing on to green space. Car enthusiast will love this garage with 220V, heated, hoist is negotiable & drive thru to a 2nd 1.5 garage. Long list of updates to this home including a large family room addition, renovated kitchen w/granite counter tops & more. Book your appt. today.

Love us in print

Check out our new e-edition • newsnowniagara.ca


Page 24 • News Now • Thursday, May 22, 2014

Free s Draw

THIS SATURDAY, MAY 24th Check out our

37 Main Street East Grimsby (across from Station One Coffee House)

• Free delivery Great • Full home health care line Deals ! • Full Hallmark line Coming soon- drive thru prescription window

20% off front shop items throughout the summer season (plus more discounts)

Open Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Hodgins

Pharmacy

Phone: 905-945-2206

newsnow Niagara e-edition May 22 2014  

The definitive news voice of West Niagara