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Phil Lowry is one happy guy after taking NewsNow’s Hat Trick Hockey contest’s Grand Prize last week. Lowry opted to take the $1,500 cash payout over the playoff trip for 2. The prize is sponsored by Grimsby Hyundai. Mario Bruno, left, general manager of Grimsby Hyundai made the presentation at his east Grimsby dealership. For the first time in more than 20 years of Hat Trick, Lowry won wire-to-wire. “Someone usually gets hurt or just doesn’t come through. I kept waiting, but nothing like that happened,” said Lowry. Williscraft - Photo
There has been a great deal going on with Jordan Historical Museum of the Twenty in recent years and residents can get a full update April 26. The museum volunteer committee will host its annual general meeting that Thursday at 7 p.m. at the facility’s temporary location, the former library at 4996 Beams St. in Beamsville. Mayor Sandra Easton and Lincoln CAO Mike Kirkopoulos will outline current and future plans. The public is welcome.
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Nelles Public School will host its 50th year celebrations this Saturday, April 21. From 1-3 p.m. the school will be open to the public with decade rooms, singing in the gym, refreshments and a brief ceremony planned for 1:45 p.m., said principal Laurene Klassen. “There will be a lot going on. We have memorbilia throughout the school combined with art from current students...a lot of memories,” said Klassen.
Grimsby moves to electronic tenders By Mike Williscraft NewsNow April 10 history repeated itself, then it didn’t. The passing of Planning Committee minutes was held up while its chair was absent from the council chambers Monday night after leaving to speak with displeased developers. It’s been a busy week for Grimsby Council. At the centre of this activity is Rosebay Construction’s 20-storey condo project slated for the never-opened
Planet Nite Club land on Windward Drive. Back in January 2017 and again at last Tuesday’s Planning Committee meeting, Rosebay’s principal Silvio Guglietti voiced his frustration with his project’s progress saying he had done everything asked of him by Grimsby planning officials, including pushing his tower higher. After more debate at Planning, Rosebay’s project, which has been in the works since January 2015, was approved
unanimously by the committee. As is typical, the delegation packed up and left the April 10 meeting but were followed out the door immediately by deputy director of planning, Walter Basic, who ushered Guglietti into a sideroom for a discussion. After their discussion, Guglietti re-entered the meeting, proceedings were halted, and Guglietti recanted his earlier comments about staff telling him to go
higher with his design. “I’ve been involved in planning in Grimsby for well over 20 years,” said planning committee laymember John Gillespie after the meeting. “I have never seen anything like that.” Monday’s council meeting was more of the same with the added twist of Rosehaven’s site plan application, which had been unanimously passed at planning, getting voted down in
favour of bringing in a peer review consultant for questioning on the project’s overall layout. As the item was discussed at council the only matter which drew attention were some minor discrepancies in square metres as a new survey of the land had been done, but council did not seem to be aware of that. As discussion was nearing completion on the issue, Ald. Nick See HEIGHT, Page 3
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From Page 1 DiFlavio, who chairs Planning, noted he had discussed the site plan with the peer reviewer hired by the town to give a third-party review of the project. Noting he had “no issue with the 20 storeys”, DiFlavio said he did have an issue with the location of the tower on the land. “I’m not 100 per cent certain we’re getting this right,” said DiFlavio, who contended moving the tower to the south side of the lot would reduce shadowing impact and allow for a better Main Street feel along Winston Road. Consultant for Rosebay, Franz Kloibhofer, disagreed noting all that had been taken into consideration when the location was set. Noting the design
News Now • Thursday, April 19, 2018 • Page 3 was to create a “vibrant” Main Street look with the building close to the street and the result had already been passed by staff and the peer reviewer for input, Kloibhofer said he did not understand the issue. “I feel bad wasting people’s time and I don’t want to make this overly political,” but he suggested deferring the project again so council could hear the peer reviewers opinions. He noted the project would have to go back through Planning and council in May. Mayor Bob Bentley asked DiFlavio if he knew that the peer reviewer’s schedule would allow for attendance at the next appropriate meeting? He did not. This time council voted unanimously to hold the project over to get more design input and
clear up conformity issues. As the developers left, DiFlavio sprinted after them out the council chambers. Council waiting several minutes for his return. The clerk left to fetch DiFlavio. Then council resumed and approved the remainder of the Planning minutes. After the council meeting was fully completed, the consultants were still seated in one of the side meeting rooms. FINANCIAL REVIEW The Rosebay debate was sandwiched around a report in the Finance Committee minutes for the 2018 Financial Indicator Review, which Ald. Carolyn Mullins noted the Town received a very favourable rating. “People should know how financially sound the Town is,” said Mullins.
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Prudhomme’s project takes one more step The much anticipated mega-development planned for Prudhomme’s Landing took one step closer to a shovel in the ground Monday night. Lincoln Council approved the Secondary Plan for what was called “one of Lincoln’s most exciting developments in the Town’s history” which will cover 50 hectares (approx. 124 acres). “It is a historical and transformational decision for our community,” said Mayor Sandra Easton. “The deliberate design process and public consultation were intentional, we had to get it right.” Site developer FBH Ontario’s John Fracchioni, operations manager agreed. “The onus is on us to cross the Ts and
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End-of-life care continues to evolve The nature of end of life care was changing. Patients nearing the end of their lives seemed be struggling with ever more complicated situations. Sometimes their issues were physical distress; sometimes they were emotional or family issues. Often it seemed that many issues at once were making it challenging for people to move through an advanced illness with care and comfort. And these patients could be anywhere in Niagara West; at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital or in their homes, or in longterm care. This was the feeling of the Medical staff at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in 1996 and they decided to ask for enhanced support in the care they were providing for their patients. The result was the creation of the Niagara West Palliative Care Team ( NWPCT) which the Board of West Lincoln Memorial Hospital unanimously agreed to start funding as one of its outreach program in 1997. Board Chair of WLMH at the time, Brian Hutchings, said this essential service would benefit the entire community. Now 22 years later, the Niagara West Palliative care team is going strong and growing once again. The team now consist of: • clinical navigator - the per-
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The team: (L to R) Arthur Loik, psychosocial clinician and counsellor; Poala Lawrence, HNHB LHIN Care Coordinator; Dr. Denise Marshall, palliative care medical director physician; April Hiscock, clinical navigator; Jenn Jowlabar, bereavement clinician, and; Sarah Romeril, nurse clinician. Williscraft - Photo son who oversees referrals to the team, and organizes responses; • nurse clinician – coordinates care issues referred to the team; • medical director – provides specialist-level palliative care medical consultation, • two counselors - one for ongoing psychological care and one who is a bereavement expert and a homecare coordinator from the HNHB LHIN. The team’s approach, which is called “shared care”, ensures that the bedside nurses and family doctors remain at the centre of clinical care but with “just enough” specialist support behind them, said Dr. Denise Marshall, the driving force behind Niagara West’s palliative care program development. The team has had its share of accolades over the years. Because it supports the model of healthcare built around the role of the family physician, this model was found to be highly sustainable and effective, thus netting its designation of a “Model of Choice” for Canada in 2010. It also helped
land Niagara West as one of the best places in Canada to get good palliative care based on a national index. The team serves all of Niagara West, making it one of the few “population–based “ teams in Ontario. Several things have been found to be key to the success of the NWPCT. From the beginning, its been focused on serving primary care, so that family doctors and visiting nurses who are already caring for patients can continue to do so, with extra support. This approach also allows them to grow in their skills. Additionally, the team model is based on good partnerships. For 13 years, its formal partnership with the HNHB LHIN (formerly Community Care Access Centre, CCAC) has ensured that the team can share resources
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and coordinate seamlessly with all the community nursing and care services offered by the LHIN. Ten years ago, the NWPCT helped champion the build of McNally House, as the team saw that one piece of an already great palliative care system in Niagara West was missing - that of a residential hospice. Since opening day, McNally has been a key partner, and the NWPCT now share three team roles with McNally; the medical director and the two counselors. As McNally grows and changes, the NWPCT will continue to be an integral part. Another key partner is McMaster University, as Dr. Marshall is a full-time professor of palliative care at McMaster. This has ensured that healthcare learners at all stages can learn about palliative care as part of the team. In recent years, the NWPCT has helped advocate for earlier involvement of palliative care into a person’s life - well before the final days and weeks, as studies now show that the earlier a person with a serious illness gets good support, the lon-
ger and better they live. As a result of Dr. Marshall’s sabbatical in 2013, the international Compassionate Community movement was introduced to Canada and Niagara West resulting in McNally House leading a host of Compassionate Communities programs. With the merger of WLMH and HHS, the NWPCT has been able to benefit from connections with palliative care at HHS. Now the team is poised for further growth and change. Recently long-time and beloved nurse Mary Catherine Rillet retired from the team and Sarah Romeril was welcomed from Joseph Brant Hospital and Carpenter Hospice to become the new nurse clinician. Rose Cottage Visiting Volunteers, long a partner with the NWPCT, has together worked on enhancing ways for the volunteers and clinicians to work more effectively together. Most recently, Dr. Marshall was approved by the Ministry of Health to be able to start providing palliative care advice to patients at home via the Ontario Telehealth Network (OTN) which allows patients, families and visiting nurses or family doctors to confer with the team via a video link to the patient at home, anywhere in Niagara West with virtually a moment’s notice. The Niagara West Palliative care team can be contacted by calling WLMH at extension 413. A trust fund for the team ensures that community donations given benefit the next patients they see who have extra needs.
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Qigong anyone? By Bas Opdenkelder For NewsNow We constantly hear about the negative effects of stress and how it’s vital to engage in stress-relieving practices. The common recommendations are exercise, hot baths, yoga and meditation. But what if none of these techniques feel quite right for you? It’s difficult to find time for a relaxing bath in a busy daily schedule, and sweating it out on the treadmill seems like torture to many of us, especially when we are reaching our ‘golden years’. Yoga seems to require a bendy body and a membership, and quieting the mind enough for meditation is maybe too big of a challenge right now? There is another proven anti-stress practice that is used by millions of people on a daily basis and it is gaining popularity quickly in North America. It’s called qigong (pronounced chee-gung), and it has been part of Eastern practices for health and wellness for over 5,000 years! Scientific research shows that qigong can have amazing, fast-acting benefits for stress relief. It’s also more accessible for many people since it’s a slow-moving form of meditation. Qigong doesn’t only ask you to sit still or force your mind to think about nothing. Rather, it encourages a gradual inner stillness and clarity of mind through additional physical practice. Finally, there are some esoteric benefits. Qigong masters say that they gain greater creativity and intuition because the spirit is cultivated and the heart is opened. More scientifically, studies report improved selfconfidence and resiliency, and a higher perceived quality of life as a result of practicing qigong. (Bas Opdenkelder is a teacher at the School of Indigo Qigong, Grimsby)
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CLAUSEN’S Auto Repair and Service
Exciting Announcement to our Friends and Valued Customers
White gloves and all... Bill and Noel will be retiring as of June 1st, 2018 but are leaving you in the capable hands of Ed Amama, a twenty-six year veteran of automobile service in the Grimsby area. Ed will be joining our team on May 1st. With the business now in its 62nd year, we are happy to see Clausen’s carry on with Ed and wish him continued success.
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Team Teddy’s was ready for the Maple Leafs playoff run last week. Supported by sister Sandy and staff, Teddy Jaskula, sports the white gloves so as not to mar his Stanley Cup replica.
Comic Book Day at GPAG this Saturday Are your superhero senses tingling? That’s because Meridian Comic Book Day is coming to Grimsby Public Library this Saturday, April 21. Register now for a free comic workshop with Casey Parsons of Comic 1 Books. Meet comic artists like: Mike Cope of Copetoons, Abby Nickerson,
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Time to improve WL mud roads: reader Dear Editor, You know, I have absolutely had it with these rural mud roads. You can just imagine what they are like with this deluge of rain we are experiencing. There remain 133 km of mud roads in West Lincoln, approximately one third of all rural roads in the municipality. With a rural population of 9,000, you can bet there are probably 2,000 plus residents living with this nightmare that never goes away. Several years back the concession that I live on was upgraded to a hard surface. It was done to the east and done to the west, but the middle portion where I live
was not done. The excuse was that there was not as much traffic on this portion, so it did not warrant an upgrade. Why should residents be penalized, simply because there are fewer homes. A road, is a road, is a road! Under any other circumstance, roads get done from one end to the other. I have a cell phone, high-speed internet and satellite television – something called progress – but I have to travel on a road, clearly stuck in
pioneer times. No personal use vehicle should have to travel on roads like this. Never mind, trying to ride a bike or go for a walk. I have no idea where money would come from to fix this mess, but that’s not my problem. If money could be found for MURS, it can be found to bring these roads into the 21st century. Enough is enough – fix my road! Brenda Pickvance Caistor Centre
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Grimsby gets financial thumbs up The Ministry of Municipal Affairs has rolled out its findings of its 2018 Financial Indicator Review and Grimsby’s status was deemed to be solid. As well it should be. Grimsby has never had an issue with money flowing through its coffers. Going back to the Peach King Centre debenture, which was supposed to come off the tax roll when it was paid out, the flow of dough from Grimsby Power/Energy/Holdco 2 etc etc, and significant tax increases are just a few examples of why Grimsby has always been able to pay its bills, maintain reserves and outwardly operate in a financially satisfactory manner. The issues go beyond far beyond mere dollars and sense. Yes, council can grandstand and say “look at us, our books are solid”. That is true. But step back and look at how things operate, the lack of attention to detail - quite possibly the most inferior meeting minutes in municipal history emanate out of Grimsby town hall and many examples can be cited - lack of transparency and general conduct all must have people scratching their collective heads, just as happened at last week’s Planning Committee meeting. Yes, the books are solid. That’s great, but take a good look around and explain all the other baggage. M.W.
Entertaining if nothing else Traditionally, I leave this space last to fill as deadline rolls through. Today, early, while my brain is still semi-fresh, I am hoping that my weekly column therapy can help me work through what I saw and heard about over the last week where Grimsby Council is concerned. First, I must thank council. There are thousands of journalists – community, daily and otherwise – who work their whole career and never fall upon such a target rich environment. It used to be just the council meetings which would be cause for excitement, but now even the sub-committee meetings have taken on an air of “better bring the popcorn!” The beginning of a large portion of this week’s issue started back in March at an open house regarding one of the hi-rise condo developments when someone stated they understood council was suggesting to developers to go higher than the Town’s Official Plan allows. Ald. Nick DiFlavio, who also chair Planning Committee and was chairing the meeting, very specifically (and he was 100 per cent right as far as I know) stated that no member of his committee or council had ever directed a developer to exceed OP guidelines. As I have noted, I believe this to be 100 per cent true - at this point. Problem is, nobody ever said it was a member of council or planning who gave such direction. Several developers and a high-profile consultant have stated they were given such direction by staff. Fast-forward to this week - anyone who was at Planning on Tuesday or
MIKE WILLISCRAFT council this past Monday got to see things as rare as Brigadoon appearing through a fog. At Planning – and you won’t find any of this in the minutes – Rosehaven Homes’ Silvio Guglietti was not happy about the process his project slated for the former Planet Nite Club lands adjacent to the Casablanca Winery Inn have gone through. In January 2017 he attended a Planning Committee meeting and told those on hand, paraphrasing; what was all the concern with height? That was the direction he was given by staff. Again, at the April 10 Planning Committee meeting, Guglietti said many of the same things as he did more than a year ago, chiefly, he was directed by staff to go higher, told to pay $100,000 in height bonusing and now told a library kiosk was needed. The more debate ensued. The difference was, after his now-20-storey tower with assorted other components was approved unanimously by the committee and his team had left the meeting, the Town’s deputy director of planning, Walter Basic, hustled out the door after them. After steering Guglietti
into a sideroom for a discussion, Basic and Guglietti return to the Planning Committee meeting which had moved on to another agenda item. The meeting is interrupted so Guglietti can recant everything he just said about Town staff directing him to go higher. Three decades of covering all things municipal, never seen that, nothing close. Checking with members of planning and council, as well as Guglietti’s consultant on the project, nobody else has seen anything resembling that. Among the many things that confound, Guglietti really didn’t say anything different (except the kiosk item) than he did in January 2017. So why the big deal now? Well, now a clear pattern has emerged. The whole hi-rise thing is still painfully new. Practically everything that is being done is being done, reviewed, discussed for the first time in this community. The problem for me is not that anyone was directed to higher or more dense. The problem for me is nobody will own up to it. If that is what is best for the Town, then that’s how it needs to be. Period. There will be things I don’t like. There will be things you don’t like. Too bad for both of us. That doesn’t mean one can’t fight it, but nobody will win them all. Getting into the minutia and semantics - now the story is with Rosehaven they were told what was needed as an end result (less shadow impact, for example) and the only remedy for that was more height – is waste of council’s, taxpayers’ and developers’ time.
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$ SAUSAGE ROUNDS Pkg. of 10................... MANY MORE IN-STORE SPECIALS
Specials effective Thursday, April 19 - Wednesday, April 25, 2018
HIGHLAND FROZEN BREAKFAST 905-662-8396
BEEF BURGERS 2 kg.
(SMOKED MEAT) AVAILABLE!!
549 BAKERY: $ 99 ITALIAN BREAD.................................. 1 NEW! $ 49 WALNUT COOKIES ........... 5
2 ea. BUTTERNUT SQUASH 1 kg. ......... $299ea. FROZEN BRUSSELS SPROUTS 1 kg. .......... $329ea. FROZEN SLICED PEACHES 1 kg.................... $799ea. FROZEN McCAIN BREADED PICKLE SPEARS 4 lb. ...................$1229ea. FROZEN DUTCH BEEF Pkg. Pkg. of 6 CROQUETTES Prefried $649ea. of 6 $549ea. PEAS & CARROTS 1 kg...................
AND APPLE FRITTERS
ea. EVERY SATURDAY FROM 11-3 PM