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Vineland United Church is hosting a spring concert on May 30 at 7 p.m. Check out the bake sale, coffee and cookies served in the fellowship hall while enjoying the beautiful musical offering.
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Fulton Stone Church, at 2960 Grimsby Road, is hosting a pulled pork barbecue with potato salad, carrot salad, coleslaw, homemade pie and coffee and juice on June 1 from 4-7 p.m. The cost is $13 for adults and children 10 and under are $6, and free for children under five.
Eight-year-old Ethan Thibeault had the thrill of meeting seven-year-old Rocko The Bald Eagle of the Canadian Raptor Conservancy, with help from handler Shauna Cowan, on Saturday at the Grimsby Public Library.
Enjoy some wine with your veggies The Grimsby Farmer’s Market is back for another season of fresh foods and now – wine! This afternoon is opening day at the market, and Main Street will be lined with vendors offering fresh local produce, honey, fudge, cheese, meats, flowers and
more. “There are an amazing number of activities planned for this year, new vendors and returning favourites,” said market committee chair Michelle Seaborn. Tonight, check out the first market of the season
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News that the Town of Lincoln is reconsidering accomodating a new Tim Hortons location on Ontario Street in Beamsville has opponents of the project irate. Project proponents addressed the issue at the May 15 planning committee meeting and noted consideration of a “welcome sign” on Ontario Street which could alter the design concept of the land at John Street to allow the new store. In a letter to the Town this past Monday, Claudio Balbinot of Agora Research, who opposed the project through a successful OMB hearing said, “My client has instructed me to advise the Town of Lincoln that they will be watching this project closely. Any creative interpretations of the zoning by-law which the applicant may be urging on planning staff will be subject to a court challenge if it results in the approval of a Tim Hortons on the property which negatively impacts my client’s adjoining property.
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‘Overwhelming’ support for Evan’s Ride whelming to see the continued support from our small community. They have really embraced this ride of hope.” This year, virtually every business in Smithville was involved in some way. Again this year, Biggs and Barr from 97.7 HTZ FM were there to host. The event had over 70 participants. Len and Evan would like to thank everyone who participated and spon- Evan Sheldrake enjoys the ride on sored the event, making it the most Sunday, in support of Autism Ontario Niagara chapter. successful ride yet.
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This year’s Evan’s Ride for Autism was a huge success, raising well over $15,000 for Autism Ontario- Niagara chapter. “The ride was fantastic. The weather was perfect and tons of fun was had by all,” said event organizer and Evan’s father Len Sheldrake. You can still pledge online at autismontario.com. This year’s event was such a success thanks to the great community support, he added. “We had a great new addition to the ride this year, Mike MacQueen’s Foodland raised over $1,200 with customers donating their change and adding their names on the Evan’s Ride Wall,” explained Sheldrake. “It was very over-
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The “selfie” could end war as we know it 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 • Spring Concert at Vineland United Church by John Luke Addison And Friends - Fri., May 30th at 7:00 pm. Followed by a Bake Sale, Coffee and Cookies in The Fellowship Hall. • Hear Freedom’s Ring” Saturday, 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 905562-4858 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. • Beamsville Women’s Institute will be holding their last Euchre Party on June 2nd at 7:30 pm at the Lincoln Center before the summer. Come and join us for a night of fun there are 1st and 2nd prizes & also a chance for the door prizes and refreshments. • Prime Time-For those 55+, Wednesday, June 4 from 11:30-1:30 pm at St. Anns Community Church, 5425 Regional Rd. 69, St. Anns. Eduard Klassen, paraguayan harpist in Concert, free will offering, lunch tickets sold out. • 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) 6432038 Free Admission & Parking. • Merritts United Church - 159th Anniversary Service Sun., June 8, 2014 at 11:00 am. Guest Speaker: Rev. Paul Doughty Guest Soloist: Carolanne Lovegrove Lunch to follow 707 Church Rd., West Lincoln • Monthly Vegan Supper Club. Lincoln Pioneer Church. Monday, 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 and June 15th 10 am 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 and Cocoon Home Décor.
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• Beamsville Minor Baseball – Registration for the 2014 Season is NOW OPEN. We offer Hardball for all ages. (This is a Hardball League with MLB size baseballs. For more in and to register visit us at www.beamsvilleminorbaseball.com. • Beamsville Lioness are looking for new members. Meetings every third Wednesday of the month at Lions Hall, 4283 Mountain St. Beamsville at 6:30 pm. beamsvillelioness@ hotmail.com. • Beamsville Senior Citizens Club Pot Luck Dinners • Beamsville Lincoln Centre, 4361 Central Ave. Fourth Monday of every month at 6:00 pm, (except July, August, December) “Friends, family or neighbours welcome. ” Bring main course dish or dessert with own utensils, plate and cup. • Beamsville Senior Choir! Do you like to sing? We practice every Tuesday, from 1-3 pm, at the Lincoln Centre, 4361 Central Ave., Beamsville. We are a fun group, and anyone over the Age of 55 can join. Ken 905-5634532 or Cathy 905-563-4377. • Chess players invited to join the Grimsby Seniors’ Chess Club playing Wednesdays in the Grimsby Seniors’ Centre, 18 Livingston, at 1 o’clock. Phone Bob at 945-1808 • Come Line Dance with the GRIMSBY B-Liners, Grimsby Centre, 18 Livingston Ave, Grimsby (next to Shoppers Drug Mart). Friday morning 9-11 am and Friday evening 7-9 • Friends & Neighbours Social Group for women 50+ in West Niagara new to the area. 289-656-1050 or firstname.lastname@example.org. • Grimsby Pipe Band meets on Tuesday evenings & Saturday mornings at John Knox School, 795 Highway 8, Stoney Creek. Experienced pipers & drummers as well as beginners are welcome. We are a non-competing band with an active parade schedule. The band is directed by Pipe Major Gordon Scott. For more info. contact the band secretary, John Dinsmore at 905-945-5744. • Grimsby Probus Club, for retired professional & businessmen, meets the third Tues. of each month in the auditorium at the Peach King Centre. 905-945-5653 or 905-945-2554. • Grimsby Seniors’ Bingo, Wednesday nights at Grimsby Senior Citizens’ Centre, 18 Livingston Ave., 7 p.m. 25 cents per card (seniors only). Call 905-945-3332. Runs from September to Jun • Grimsby Walking Club, every Thursday night at the Lions Pool, 7 pm. Walking, hiking, & Nordic Walking. Don Matheson or Bruce Manion 289-235-9192.
• Grimsby Senior Choir meets every Tues. afternoon from 12:45-2:30 pm. Grimsby Seniors’ Centre on Livingstone Rd. In addition to regular sing-outs, we also have 2 concerts per year, one in Dec., one in May. If you are 55+ & enjoy singing, why not join us for an afternoon of music & fellowship. See you Tuesday. • How Confident Are You? Do you stumble when expressing your ideas to your boss, your doctor, your lawyer, etc? Toastmaster can help! Come as a guest, and check us out! We meet the first & third Mon.of every month in the Boardroom of the Fifth Wheel Restaurant, 398 North Service Rd. W., Grimsby from 7-8:30 pm. Call 905-688-5773. • Jordan Lions Club are looking for community-minded men & women interested in making Jordan a better place. Call 905-562-5875. • Lincoln Garden Club and Horticultural Society meet monthly the third Saturday of the month at 9:30 am at the Rittenhouse Hall, Vineland experimental station, Victoria Ave. Visitors are welcome. • Military History Group - Come join a mature group of individuals interested in all things military. No experience needed, computers available or bring your own. E-mail Richard at email@example.com. • New to Canada? To join the English Conversation Circle or receive other services, contact the Community Connections Program. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at (905) 309-9675 ext. 3253. • Niagara West Palliative Care Team Bereavement support services. Social groups, resource sharing & lectures. Crystal Backman Bereavement Support Clinician 905-945-2253 ext 413. • Niagara Peninsula Needle Arts Guild meets the first Tuesday of every month from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ball’s Falls Centre for Conservation. Call 905- 682-1993 • Rose Cottage Visiting Volunteers is looking for Community Event & Fundraising Volunteers to help a couple hours per month or a few times per year with Community & Fundraising Events. • Royal Canadian Legion Br. 612, Beamsville. Euchre every Sat. 2 pm, Everyone Welcome! Hall rental & catering, Nancy 905-563-0767. • Royal Canadian Legion Br. 127 Grimsby DJ Bob every Sat. 9 pm. Hall Rental Bill McManus 289-235-9137. • Royal Canadian Legion Br 393 Smithville Fun Darts on Tuesday nights in the clubroom. 173 St, Catharines St., Smithville. Everyone Welcome!
A coup or more accurately a coup d’etat (French for “we are trés pissed off!”) is a sudden and usually violent overthrow of a country’s existing government by forces within the state itself. Coups are rarely ‘bloodless.’ The 1973 Chilean coup d’etat in which General Augusto Pinochet overthrew President Salvador Allende and set up a 17-year dictatorship was described as “political genocide where thousands of leftist disappeared.” At the outset of Argentina’s 1955 uprising to depose Juan Peron, the military bombed Buenos Aires’ main square killing thousands of civilians. So the purpose behind a traditional violent military coup is to first secure control of the country and in doing so show its citizens that you mean business. Protesters must know thathey
WILLIAM THOMAS could be next. Last week the military in the country of Thailand staged a military coup d’etat. They mounted a massive show of force with heavily-armed troops in jeeps and tanks swarming the capital of Bangkok as loud speakers declared the establishment of martial law. They were loaded for bear, determined to bury democracy and prepared to kill their own people in order to bring down the government. They were not however prepared for the “selfie.” My morning paper carried five photographs taken on the streets of Bangkok just as Thailand’s See THOMAS, Page 5
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Has it really come to this? So powerful is the fame game that it can bring a halt to the war game. Is the Kardashian factor so strong in today’s society that narcissism
From Page 4 army was setting up barricades and positioning their gun-mounted vehicles in front of key government and media buildings. The centerpiece photo shows two well-dressed women in front of a jeep with three army officers wielding automatic weapons. The woman on the left is smiling. The woman on the right is holding her smartphone at arm’s length in front of her. They are taking a “selfie” of themselves using the military coup as a backdrop. Instead of fleeing for their lives or racing home to warn their families of an impending civil war, these two women in summer dresses are posing in front of three soldiers who look terminally confused by their sudden celebrity status. Thitinan Pongsudhirak, an authority on Thai politics is quoted in the article as saying: “It’s technically martial law but it doesn’t feel like it.” He’s right. The coup looked a lot like a “Take Your Family To Work Day” at Royal Thai Army Headquarters. As a bit of a history buff and someone who never ceases to be amazed by how history keeps repeating itself in the form of colossal blunders, I wanted to scream. “Hey! Those guys in uniform you’re cuddling up next to, they’re here to kill your freedom and imprison your brothers and put you under house arrest!” “No, don’t ask that marine to remove his sunglasses because you’re getting a reflection on
your camera, tell him to drop his weapon in the name of democracy!” “Don’t just pretend to drive that jeep - run the bastards over with it and leave the scene with their weapons.” “Pretty soon your food will be rationed, your father will disappear and you’ll be travelling through manhole covers to attend secret meetings.” On the other hand, this could be a good thing. I mean if the shameless, self-importance of our younger generations can blunt the force of a military coup it might also do away with war. Front line soldiers cannot be firing off weapons and tossing grenades while they’re waving for the camera and offering to take photos of tourists sitting in their military vehicles. Leaders once believed that the ungodly consequences of nuclear weapons might be the answer to world peace. Now it looks like it’s social media. Finally a real practical purpose has evolved from all that inane nothingness of texting and twittering and exchanging billions of photos nobody cares about. Winston Churchill once began a speech against martial law by saying: “You see these dictators on their pedestals surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ...” Today he would have to add: “and the “selfies” of the oppressed and the smiling photos of their captives posted on Facebook and getting autographs from autocrats and sharing ice cream cones with girls in silk dresses.”
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Hudak hopes to bring back manufacturing 1) Who is Tim Hudak and why would I vote for you? I want more jobs for families throughout Niagara. In the early 1990s I saw the impact of job losses on my hometown of Fort Erie. That’s what inspired me to run for office. Today I am running for Premier with my plan to create one million new jobs over the next eight years. The Million Jobs Plan is a plan for all Ontario, but it is very much a plan rooted in the middle class values and ideas of West Niagara families. Values like living within your means by balancing our budget within two years, or supporting small businesses by reducing the regulations that hold us back. Ideas like lowering taxes and making energy more affordable so that we bring good manufacturing jobs back to the Niagara region. And ideas like respecting local wishes by allowing local control over expensive wind and solar energy projects. These are the kinds of values and ideas that I have worked
get. Balancing the budget and reducing Ontario’s debt is mission critical to job creation. The only way to balance the budget is to spend less. That’s why our plan will return the number of government workers to what they were in 2009 – from 1.2 to 1.1 million. There are a lot of ways we will get there. Not replacing government workers as they retire will make up a lot of this number, as will contracting out services where good value can be Tim Hudak and fought for as your local MPP. They are the values I see from my constituents. They are the values I will be proud to take into government should you elect me as your Premier. 2) There has been a lot of talk about your plan to create jobs really leading job losses. Can you explain how you see your plan netting new jobs in the province?
provided to the taxpayers. And we will also get rid of bureaucracies that provide no value. From Drive Clean to the LHINS, from the OPA to the College of Trades you will be surprised by how much government you will not miss. Making the urgent and necessary decision to balance the budget will allow us to lower taxes, make energy more affordable and put job creation first. This will help Ontario create one million new jobs.
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. Editor’s Note: Independent candidate Marty Poos is no longer running.
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Karatopis protects private property rights 1) Who is Stefanos Karatopis and why would I vote for you? I am a person of integrity and honour. I respect our constitution and fight for our rights. I have helped many people throughout the Niagara Region and beyond. I am a member of the Ontario Landowners Association and have actively been protecting private property rights from conservation authorities and overzealous Municipalities and other forms of bureaucrats. I believe in government transparency
Stefanos Karatopis and holding them to account when it has overstepped its boundaries. Private property rights is an important topic for me as it is our last place left where we have privacy. In this day and age we live in today we are always on camera and someone is always watching. Our private property is our only sanctuary
left where we do not have to worry about being watched. In the words of a great man who passed away Bob Mackie “without private property rights liberty cannot exist”. 2) What the Libertarian Party do to improve Ontario’s economy? The Libertarian Party would cut bureaucratic red tape and fees and remove government where it is not needed to allow all Ontarians to open businesses on private property. This would allow owners of businesses to create jobs and help
the economy to grow. By allowing people to live and profit off of their private property it removes the restrictions that have been imposed on Ontarians by government bureaucrats who are strangling our economy and driving us into debt instead of profit. The Ontario Libertarian Party believes in Limited Government and a less intrusive role into our private lives. Less Government and more personal responsibility is the key to growth. This is just one way we can improve the economy.
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Torch fire causes more than $500,000 in damages Grimsby Fire Department crews were dispatched to a structure fire at 370 Ridge Road West at 5 p.m. on May 25. Upon arrival, crews reported that a heavy smoke was visible from the eves and roof. Fire Chief Mike Cain said the owner stated he had been using a propane torch to burn weeds off his patio adjacent to the dwelling minutes before he discovered the fire and call 9-1-1. The area is not serviced by municipal water supplies, so the GFD called the West Lincoln and Lincoln Fire Departments to support the water shuttle. The chief thanked the West
Lincoln and Lincoln fire departments for their support. Also, a big thanks for the prompt response and support of the Niagara Regional Police Services and particularly Const. Haughie for his efforts rescuing the puppies in the building. No one was injured. “I would like to acknowledge the outstanding efforts of the responding firefighters crews. Despite the challenges and limitations imposed by site conditions, the fire was primarily contained to the roof area of the dwelling,” Cain said. Preliminary losses have been set at over $500,000.
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Krzyzanowski set to lower taxes and create jobs 1) Who is Basia Krzyzanowski and why would I vote for you? My name is Basia Krzyzanowski and I am the Green Party Candidate for Niagara West Glanbrook. I grew up on a tenderfruit farm in Jordan station. After I finished a degree at Brock I worked in the environmental field in both the public and industrial settings. I realized how important it was to have grassroots involvement that allowed people to take responsibility for their future. Now that I am the mother of two teen age boys, I see a world that feels broken to me. “I don’t want to leave a ruined world for my kids without trying to be the
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Mossey plans to put priorities of Ontarians first Under Dalton McGuinty, of which Kathleen Wynne was a part, the Liberals campaigned with a theme of honesty, transparency and trust. With the high-profile problems –– whether it be E-Health or the cancelled power plant –– why should voters trust the Party now? Kathleen Wynne and the Ontario Liberals have a clear plan to create jobs, invest in infrastructure and transit, and ensure Ontarians have security in retirement. It’s a plan that puts the priorities of Ontarians first. Tim Hudak and the
David Mossey Ontario PC’s have taken a reckless and radical approach that would cut jobs for 100,000 people, reduce important services and plunge Ontario back into a recession. You can’t build Ontario up by tearing down its people. There is a clear choice between Kathleen Wynne’s
plan to create jobs by investing in Ontario’s people versus Tim Hudak’s radical pledge to undercut our economic recovery by firing 100,000 Ontarians. We put forward a strong, progressive Budget including a 10 year plan for a stronger Ontario that would create jobs with a new $2.5B Jobs and Prosperity Fund, invest in transit and infrastructure, help Ontarians retire securely and balance the budget by 20172018. With a need for fiscal restraint to get Ontario’s deficit under control, how will a Liberal gov-
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Jazz dazzles – again About 350 guests enjoyed another successful Jazz on the Ridge last Friday night, a fundraiser for West Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation and McNally House Hospice. “Another spectacular night at this year’s Jazz on the Ridge! The sun came out and smiled on us just as the event was getting underway,” said a jubilant Norm Beal, owner of Peninsula Ridge Winery and host. “The music was fabulous and I think the food this year was the best ever. It sure looked like folks were having a great time. The fireworks were stunning this year against a backdrop of clear starlit skies! Another unforgettable evening!”
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Rachelle Razzaque thanks Inn On the Twenty’s Jennifer Mitschke for a tasty morsel.
Joy and Roy Reeves, new residents to Grimsby, pick up delectable cheeses to accompany their wine.
NRP hands out top honours The Niagara Regional Police Service awarded several of its own during a special ceremony Tuesday at Club Italia in Niagara Falls. The NRP, together with the Niagara Regional Police Services Board and the Senior Officers Association, formally recognized service members for outstanding police work or exemplary community service during its annual awards ceremony. The ceremony also recognized members of the community for acts of self-sacrifice, bravery or actions that assist the police service which far exceed those expected of a citizen. Three officers from District 8, which serves West Niagara, earned top honours with Mike Rees being named Officer of the Year, David Thiessen earning the Chief’s Award for his work with west-end high schools, and Neal Orlando receiving the Traffic Safety Leadership Award. “I do believe that the roads in the Niagara Region are safer when education and engineering are combined with enforcement. Driving a vehicle is the most dangerous thing we will ever do in our lifetime, yet it is a task that we become the most complacent,” said Orlando. “In order for the region to lose the dubious distinction it has it will take a change in driver behavior. We all need to do our
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Improving attic ventilation benefits the roof and more Attic venting preserves the life of a roof while improving the energy efficiency of a home. Although it may seem counterproductive to let air into the attic when you are sealing drafts elsewhere in the home, there is rhyme and reason to venting an attic throughout the year. Many attics already contain passive ventilation in the form of vents or ventilation strips built into the
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NANCY MORGAN When I think of springtime foods I think of tender, green asparagus. ASPARAGUS LASAGNA 3 lbs fresh asparagus, cut into 1” pieces 1/3 cup butter or margarine 1/2 cup flour 1-1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp pepper 5 cups milk 1 pkg cream cheese, cut into cubes 1 tbsp. lemon juice 1 tsp. grated lemon zest 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg 12 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (or a combination of white cheddar) 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese In a large saucepan, cook asparagus in a small amount of water until crisp-tender, about 7 minutes. Drain and set aside. In another saucepan melt butter. Stir in flour, salt & pepper until smooth. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 mins or until thickened. Stir in cream cheese, lemon juice and zest and nutmeg and stir until cheese is melted. In a greased 9x13” pan, spread about 3/4cup sauce. Layer with 3 noodles, a quarter of the sauce and a third of the asparagus and mozzarella cheese. Repeat twice. Top with remaining noodles and sauce (dish will be full). Sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake, uncovered at 375 for 45-50 mins or until bubbly and golden brown. Let stand for 15 mins before cutting. Makes 12 servings.
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Empress of Ireland lost 100 years ago today Ireland were visible to each other before a sudden fog descended on the river. The two ships lost sight of each other and they ended up on a collision course By Skip Gillham some 6.5 kilometres from shore. Special to NewsNow Storstad’s bow punched a faThe worst maritime disaster to occur in Canadian waters hap- tal hole in the side Empress of pened 100 years ago today as Ireland and the latter sank to a the passenger liner Empress of depth of forty metres in less than Ireland sank in the St. Lawrence 15 minutes. Most on board were following a collision with the Nor- sleeping in their rooms and over 1000 people lost their lives. The wegian freighter Storstad. The accident occurred at about exact figure has been difficult to 0230 hours near Sainte-Luce-sur- determine but a reliable source mere on the St. Lawrence east states that there was a total of of Quebec City on May 29, 1914. 1012, (840 passengers and 172 Empress of Ireland, a big, 167.64 members of the crew), who permetre long passenger liner be- ished.
Empress of Ireland – World Ship Society longing to the Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. fleet, was outbound from Quebec City to England with 1054 passengers and a crew of 413. The weather had been clear and the inbound Norwegian coal carrier Storstad and the Empress of
A salvage crew was able to recover some bodies, mail, assorted valuables and at least part of a consignment of silver bullion that was on board. One diver was lost in the diving operations and the work was eventually curtailed as refloating the ship was not con-
Storstad – Capt. Ron Tackaberry Collection, courtesy of Ron Beaupre sidered possible. Empress of Ireland had been built at Govan, Scotland, and delivered to Canadian Pacific on Jan. 27, 1906. Up until the time of its loss, the ship provided regular transatlantic service between Liverpool, England, and Quebec City. Storstad, which dated from 1910, had been inbound with 10,000 tons of coal loaded at Sydney, NS for Montreal and both ships changed course in the fog. This maneuver was blamed for the collision. There were no casualties on the Norwegian ship and the mangled bow was repaired. Storstad would not survive World War One as it was torpedoed by U-62 and sunk while off the southwest coast of Ireland on March 8, 1917. The 134.1 metre long bulk carrier was en route from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Rotterdam, Holland, with a cargo of corn when it was lost.
In July 1964, divers rediscovered the Empress of Ireland, on the bottom of the St. Lawrence. They removed some equipment from the ship for preservation at the “Site Historique Maritime de la Pointe au Pere, a museum at Rimouski, Quebec, to remind us of what many refer to as Canada’s “Forgotten Tragedy” of May 29, 1914. In 2009, the Canadian Government designated the location of the wreck as a “National Historic Site” and is protected from treasure hunters and looting. While a number of monuments were erected to the tragedy, most were soon forgotten. Today’s anniversary of the sinking will be marked in several ways including special events at the museum in Rimouski while Canada Post is issuing commemorative postage stamps to recognize the occasion. At least for today, Canada’s “Forgotten Tragedy” will be remembered.
Local VQA wine comes to Jordan Village Farmers’ Market The Jordan Village Farmers’ Market is set to open its third season Wednesday, June 4 in the south side parking lot between Main and 19th Street in the heart of Jordan. The market will run every Wednesday until Oct. 8 from noon – 5:30 pm. The Jordan Village Farmer’s Market is growing this year, with more exciting and new offerings – including local VQA wines. A two-year pilot project between the Province of Ontario and the Ontario Grape Growers will see VQA wine sales allowed in market settings by the AGCO. The market
has booked four wineries for this season. Calamus Estate Winery, Cave Spring Cellars, Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits and GreenLane Estate Winery will attend the market weekly. A fifth winery spot will be rotated on the monthly basis. Rosewood Estates Winery & Meadery will be at the market in June featuring their VQA wine as well as their estate-farmed honey and beeswax candles. Megalomaniac (John Howard Cellars of Distinction) will be the July vendor and Vieni Estates Wine and Spirits, will be showcasing its product in August.
“The Jordan market helps cement the farm-fresh-to-table movement” said JD Pachereva, executive director of the TVTA, “The TVTA views the Farmers’ Market as an integral feature in helping to define and grow a true agri-tourism area. With the addition of the wineries we are trying to establish a ‘What’s for Supper’ concept that will make dinner planning easy for our busy consumer. I mean, how great is it to have this opportunity to easily fill your shopping basket with fresh fruit, vegetables, home-baked desserts and VQA wine from your local producers?”
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Dykstra wins S.E.C. men’s javelin title Ray Dykstra, a Junior at the University of Kentucky and a graduate of the Grimsby Secondary School, won the Men’s Javelin at the South East Conference (S.E.C.) Track & Field Championships on May 18. This year, his Kentucky Wildcats hosted the four-day event at their home track and field complex in Lexington, Kentucky. The meet brought together all 14 teams from the powerful and prestigious S.E.C. schools. Dykstra gave the host school their first win in the men’s javelin event since 1974. His winning throw of 76.45 metres (over 250 feet) was more than three metres greater than the runner-up from Auburn University. Dykstra had placed second in the S.E.C. as a freshman and as a sophomore. The Kentucky men’s track & field team placed sixth overall in the conference while the women’s team were fourth. Already, twice an All-American in Javelin, Dykstra moves on towards the N.C.A.A. Championships.
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Great Lakes Christian High School cleans up Seek, Serve, Become is the abbreviated mission of students and staff at Great Lakes Christian High School. Learning to serve is at its core. For many years students and staff have put aside one day each spring to go out into their community to help people and organizations begin their ‘Spring Clean Up’, as way of connecting and serving. This Community Service Day is also a school fundraisers as students and staff seek sponsors for their day’s work. This year’s funds will be directed towards a most antici-
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One year-old Kasavier Oakes was having a blast at the splash pad out front the Peach King Centre with mom Aleksandra on Saturday.
Markets ripe for a visit A couple of farmer’s markets kick in over the next week with Main Street Grimsby being taken over today (Thursday) and Jordan’s will be showcased in the main parking lot downtown. Beamsville’s market, which runs Saturday mornings, launched earlier this month at Great Lakes Christian High School. If you have not given these events a look, they are definitely worth your time. While you pick up fresh foods, fruit, and vegetables (and now wine, if you choose), a fringe benefit of buying fresh, local stuff is getting to see your friends and neighbours. M.W.
Rhetoric aside, who do you trust? It is hard to avoid election chatter, so I won’t attempt to do so. You cannot get away from it on any media at any time of the day or night. The Liberals are happy to say Tim Hudak has lost it claiming he can rebuild an ailing economy and create jobs by cutting 100,000 jobs. The Tories have a truck load of credibility baggage to heap upon the Liberal bandwagon as they ask rhetorically, “Why listen to anything these clowns have to say?” Meanwhile, the NDP are saying, “Please forget about Bob Rae. That is ancient history. Give us a shot. We can’t do any worse than the other guys!” This last theme is pretty much common among all other pretenders who have never formed a government. Canadians, as a rule, never cease to amaze me when they repeatedly prove an unbelievable ability to turn the other cheek. It is not necessarily a short memory. I think Canadians remember everything when it comes to political history, but we are a selective bunch when it comes to viewing moments in history with rose coloured glasses. For my money, Hudak’s blunt and clear statements are akin to Joe Clark’s statement in a federal election run that Canada needed a major hike in gas taxes to finance all the bells and whistles us taxpayers have come to want but for which they
MIKE WILLISCRAFT seem to have a problem paying. Clark was drubbed. Hudak is taking a risk in that it is rare for candidates to speak in clear words on what their plans are, really, at any point but especially during an election. Elections are usually the time when candidates want everyone to be their friends and, depending on the audience, some sort of positive spin can be found to win some votes. The next weeks will be fairly predictable. The Liberals and NDP will say Hudak is nuts. Hudak will say the Tories are the only option. As usual, some place in the middle lies reality and possible success. It is up to voters to determine not only whose agenda is best, but which party WILL DELIVER on what they purport. The Liberals under Dalton McGuinty were supposed to be all about honesty and integrity and had lots of baggage to throw at the outgoing Tories of that day. Now the tables have turned. The LIberals credibility
track record is no better or worse than other past governments, which is sad for the province as a whole. We deserve better. However, huge government means inefficient government so, in that regard –– completely aside from the job creation debate –– Hudak’s reduction of government employees makes sense. Again, time will tell. I did get several interesting responses to my request for questions to put to candidates next week. One which I really like. Would you (candidate name) support of legalizing gambling on pro sports (a la Las Vegas) as a means to generate more revenue? Hmmm..... ******* Marianne Edward is one of my favourite people on the planet. She is the executive director of the Rankin Run, which was hosted on Saturday. The Rankin Run has been extremely supportive of West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in recent years and Marianne called the office this office to thank Grimsby’s schools specifically for participating and, generally, kicking butt and taking names. Blessed Trinity alone raised $41,000 and had 400-500 students & staff participated. Other schools were Lakeview and some feeder schools. She, rightfully, said these schools have a great deal of which to be proud and applauded their efforts.
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Local athletes prepare for Special Olympics By Stephanie Sisler NewsNow Five local youth from Community Living- Grimsby, Lincoln and West Lincoln (CLGLWL) are heading to Vancouver for the Special Olympics National Summer Games. Josie Guilbeault, 15, from Grimsby, will be competing in 100 meter, shot put, and running long jump. “I’m excited and a little nervous,” she said. “I’m mostly excited for the experience.” Chris Sharpe, 22, from Grimsby, will be competing in 100 meter, 400 meter, running long jump and the relay. “I’ve been running for a few years. I really enjoy checking out the scenery,” he explained. He’s never been to Vancouver, and is really excited about the trip. Grant Flagg, 15, from Wainfleet, is set to compete in the 100 and 200 meter, running long jump and shot put. “My
favourite is long jump because I’m good at it,” she explained. “My goal is to beat my personal best of 419.” Christina Unger, 19, from Beamsville, is competing in five-pin bowling. “I’ve been bowling for five years,” she said. “I love that I can almost beat my average of 135. I like to challenge myself.” The summer games take place from July 8-12. It costs $1,000 per athlete to send them to nationals and there are also additional costs associated with training them and other programs CLGLWL supports. Ian MacLeod, 24, from Grimsby, will be competing in the fivepin bowling as well. “Oh my gosh, I am so excited,” he said, about the upcoming trip to nationals. “The Grimsby Lincoln chapter of Special Olympics started in 2008 with a few athletes and their families and now has over 50 registered athletes and a
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(L to R) Werner Unger, community coordinator for the Grimsby Lincoln chapter of Special Olympics, with the local participants Grant Flagg, Christina Unger, Chris Sharpe, Ian MacLeod, Josie Guilbeaut, and coach Kim Bartlett. “I am so proud of our five athfantastic group of volunteers participating in six sports year letes and their efforts that have round,” explained Werner Un- taken them this far, the goal ger, community coordinator for for each is to set new personal the Grimsby Lincoln chapter of bests at Nationals with the ulSpecial Olympics. “Volunteer- timate goal of World Games in ing for Special Olympics is the Los Angeles in 2015. Help is always needed. The most rewarding volunteer work I have ever done and I encour- Grimsby Lincoln chapter will age anyone to contact me if likely be sending a curling and they are interested in helping in snowshoeing team to provinany way.” cials this winter. For more inHe is so proud of the athletes formation about how you can and how hard they’ve worked help out, email firstname.lastname@example.org. to make it this far.
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