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>Massive truck traffic increase set off concerns of Town, residents, Pg 5 > Find out what’s going on, check Around Town Pg. 4 > Beamsville Lions ready for Soap Box Derby Pg. 7 > Property taxes concern reader Pg. 10 Thursday, August 10, 2017 Vol. 6 Issue 14

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Are the days of Grimsby’s Hunter Road woodlot numbered? Next week’s Public Works Committee meeting will tell the tale. Ron Lane - Photo

Woodlot’s survival in Public Works’ hands By Mike Williscraft NewsNow The long-debated issue of survival for the old growth Irish woodlot on Hunter Road rises, yet again, at next Wednesday’s Grimsby Public Works Committee meeting. The matter has been thought decided and dead in favour of keeping the “most signifi-

cant woodlot on the Lake Ontario Plain in Niagara” from being split by a Livingston Avenue extension, says environmentalist Bruce MacKenzie. When the Greenbelt Review was rolled out this spring and all lands remained frozen, woodlot proponents believed that was the end of the discussion.

Yet, when a group of residents who have been watching the matter for years attended an open house for Niagara Region’s Transportation Master Plan, they were shocked to not only see the extension still up for consideration, but noted that it was built into the proposed maps used at the open

house as a completed project. MacKenzie said regional officials were asked about this and he was told by senior staff the road was to go ahead. “This was seen as a back-door attempt by the Region to get the extension approved before any EA took place,” said MacKen-

zie. “The citizens of Grimsby were not told that this was being introduced into the Master Plan. It was being kept quiet.” With this new information, a delegation of proponents to save the woodlot attended the Region’s May 17 Transportation Steering Committee meeting

with a 1,000-plus signature petition. Reg. Coun. Tony Quirk also spoke in favour of deleting the extension from the Master Plan. This precipitated the committee voting unanimously to remove the Livingston extension from the Master Plan. The decision needed to be confirmed by See PLAN, Page 3


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the Region’s Public Works Committee. At that subsequent meeting, Grimsby Mayor got the matter referred back to Grimsby council after speaking in favour of putting the extension through. “We do not understand why Mayor Bentley wants the Region to spend $8.5 million or more on a road that is totally within the Greenbelt that cannot lead to further development,” said MacKenzie. Not only is MacKenzie concerned with the issue being prolonged since it seemed decided already, but the man-

Main Street West,” said MacKenzie. “For the last three years the proposed extension of Livingston west of Casablanca has been an unnecessary distraction in the community. We are hoping that moving away from the idea of a major road to a recreational trail will unite the town.”

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with a letter from the Town, the discussion was put off to Town Council.” MacKenzie said he hoped Grimsby’s elected officials see fit to remove this Livingston extension from consideration once and for all. “We are hoping that Public Works on Aug. 16, and subsequently at the Town Council on Aug. 21, council will decide to tell the Region to remove the road extension from the Region’s Transportation Master Plan and consider a year round multi-use trail along the unopen road right-of-way between Casablanca and the intersection of Oaks Road and

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ner in which it has hung around also sounded alarms, he said. “The Region cancelled the Envinronmental Assessment and then tried to slide the approval for the road in with the Transportation Master Plan. Notice was not given to the residents of Grimsby that this was being attempted,” noted MacKenzien. “Council has not taken a position on this subject yet, as it has been a regional project. Ald. Dave Wilson did report to the Town Council about the proceedings of the Transportation Steering Committee motion but as the Region had not formally been presented

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Massive truck influx sets off town alarm A huge spurt of dump truck traffic on Mountain Street has escalated concerns of residents and Town of Grimsby officials alike. In numerous calls, emails and visits to NewsNow in the last 10 days residents have voiced their ongoing - if not growing - concerns about truck traffic through downtown. Starting Monday, July 31 a steady stream of visitors and callers were up in arms about the sudden jump in truck traffic. Mountain Street resident Edna Hunt counted 82 trucks just from 8-9 a.m. that day - 49 down, 33 up the hill.

Another resident followed the parade of trucks up the mountain and noted the vast majority made their way to 42 Kemp Road. Town manager Derik Brandt said he has not been notified of any land use change and he drove up there himself on Tuesday. “We do not have a specific fill by-law but we do have ByLaw 88-5 which includes some regulation around fill,” said Brandt. He noted that staff is reviewing the matter and provincial bodies as well as Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority have been contacted.

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Their Future is in your hands! Grimsby, the decision on the future of the Livingston Ave extension is in your hands. The Region of Niagara has turned the decision over to the Town of Grimsby. Before August 16th let your alderman and Mayor Bentley know you do NOT want a 1.6 km long road that will cost over $8.5 million dollars going into the Greenbelt. The Greenbelt has been confirmed in Grimsby. We don’t need a road where development cannot follow. Go to the Facebook page for Save the Wood Lot or the website for Grimsby Citizens for Responsible Growth: grimsbycitizens.com or kintail52@gmail.com for more information. Thank you for your previous support. We need it again. CITIZENS FOR SAVE THE WOOD LOT The Irish Grove Woodlot is a living museum. It cannot be replaced.

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Letter per cent; the total increase (blended) was 3.7 per cent, fairly close to the 3.35 per cent increase mentioned. I tried to break out the increase between my MPAC assessment and the Town’s dollar increase. My calculations may be wrong, but they show an impact of roughly 55 per cent MPAC, 45 per cent Town. I’d welcome a check of my calculations by the Town or anyone who can

calculate a two- or three-way variance analysis. They can show me the error of my ways. It seem to me that if the Town really wanted us to judge and understand the budget, they would provide the following: • 2017 and 2016 budget totals and Increase/Decrease; • Major items over/ under that are equal to $5,000 or greater with explanations for the difference. Pretty simple, open and transparent. Will it happen? Not likely. Murray Cluff & Cherie Cosman

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Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $30,000 financed at 0% nominal rate (0% APR) equals $357.14 per month for 84 months. Cost of borrowing is $46 (frais liés au RDPRM inclus), for a total obligation of $30,046. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. Freight and air charge ($100, if applicable) included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, applicable taxes and, except in Quebec, dealer fees (all of which may vary by region and dealer) are extra. Dealers may sell for less. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. General Motors of Canada Company may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ®Registered trademark of The Bank of Nova Scotia. RBC and Royal Bank are registered trademarks of Royal Bank of Canada. 1 Requires available 3.6L V6 engine. 2Based on WardsAuto.com 2016 Small Pickup segment and latest competitive information available at time of printing. Excludes other GM models. 3Requires available 3.6L V6 or 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine. 4Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow. 5Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone and data plan rates apply. 6 Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and their terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible smartphone and data plan rates apply. 7Visit onstar.ca for coverage maps, details and system limitations. Service plan required. Available 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot requires WPA2 compatible mobile device and data plan. Data plans provided by AT&T. Services vary by model, service plan, conditions as well as geographical and technical restrictions. OnStar with 4G LTE connectivity is available on select vehicle models and in select markets. Vehicle must be started or in accessory mode to access Wi-Fi. 8U.S. Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). 9Based on WardsAuto.com 2016 Large Pickup segment and latest competitive information available at time of printing. Excludes other GM vehicles. 102017 Silverado 1500 2WD equipped with available 5.3L V8 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. Fuel consumption based on GM testing in accordance with Government of Canada approved test methods. Refer to vehicles.nrcan.gc.ca for details. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. 11The Chevrolet Silverado HD received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among Large Heavy Duty Pickups in the J.D. Power 2015-2017 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Studies. 2017 study based on 35,186 total responses, measuring problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners, surveyed October-December 2016. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com/cars **The 2-Year Scheduled Lube-Oil-Filter Maintenance Program provides eligible customers in Canada, who have purchased or leased a new eligible 2016 or 2017 MY Chevrolet (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 48,000 km, 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 Company 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. ▲Whichever comes first. See dealer for details.


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Sadly, our Beloved Joel has left this world. Joel is survived by parents Taylor & Pam, siblings Janine Hope and Brandon Arkinson; brother-in-law Rob, nephews Mason and Charlie; grandparents Gloria Arkinson and Brian Marshall. Joel is pre-deceased by Grandparents, Robert Arkinson, Shirley Marshall and Russell Taylor. Joel leaves behind many treasured friends & relatives from the West Coast to Ontario. Joel was a giant of a man with a beautiful soul and smile that won’t be forgotten. A private family service will be held. “We will love you forever We will love you for always Rest in Peace Son

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ALL CLAIMS against the Estate of Ada Elizabeth Bain, late of Grimsby, Ontario, who died on March 26, 2017, must be filed with the undersigned by August 24, 2017. Thereafter the assets of the Estate will be distributed having regard only to those claims then filed. Dated July 18, 2017. Roger Lee Bain, Estate Trustee, 17 Livingston Ave., Grimsby, Ontario L3M 1K6 ALL CLAIMS against the Estate of Esther Margaret Button, late of Grimsby, Ontario, who died on December 8, 2015, must be filed with the undersigned by August 24, 2017. Thereafter the assets of the Estate will be distributed having regard only to those claims then filed. Dated July 18, 2017. Janet Robin Button and Roger Lee Bain, Estate Trustee, 17 Livingston Ave. Grimsby, Ontario L3M 1K6

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NEW*NOTE: ALZHEIMER Society Niagara 4118 George Region Care Street Partner meets the *4th Wed.* PET SITTING of each month (except July & August & Saturday December) 1:30 - 3 pm PET at Grimsby Senior SITTING August 12th 18 Livingston Citizens Centre, Avenue Specialized small dogs Grimsby. 905-687-3914. 9 am to 3 pm Daycare, walking, Kids toys, household items, sleepovers, vacation, clothes, something for CHRISTIAN MOUNTAINVIEW REFORMED sickness. I will administer everyone CHURCH (Grimsby Brain Wave 290 Main shotsCafe’), & medication. St., East. 1st & 3rd Thurs. of the month 1:30-3pm. Private park. GRIMSBY Vaccinations required. Welcome old cats. YARD SALE LAWN SALE

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Grimsby 150 Passport winner Isaac Wagenaar of Stoney Creek receives his “Treasure Box” from Grimsby Museum’s Colleen Laverdiere. Kate Pyatt - Photo

Get your soap box on... No, not so you can preach to the masses. This Saturday will be your chance to see a fully sanctioned Soap Box Derby at Great Lakes Christian High School in Beamsville. Hundreds upon hundreds of organizing hours have gone into this event - will start at 10 a.m. - by the Beamsville Lions Club. Anyone who has attended or been part of a Beamsville Lions event over the years will know they don’t do anything halfway. Every details is considered and it will all be first class. Gord Gerrie said the response to the inaugural event has been off the charts - both in terms of interest for participants and sponsors, which is great. Nice to see the community get behind a new venture and hopefully Mother Nature will, too! See you there. M.W.

Fill restrictions needed yesterday I am not a big fan of government of any level sticking their respective beaks in the business of constituents simply going about their day. And by “going about their day” I mean taking care of their property, managing farmland, or attempting to defend their actions. But when something is clearly going amiss due to one or a handful of people simply abusing historic traditions for what can only be suspected as monetary gain, it is time for me to get off that bus. History shows most people are excellent stewards of their land and property. Why would one not be? You reap what you sow, and all that....In a farming/agriculture sense, if a landowner does not take care of his/ her property, yields will drop or groundwater will be poisoned or livestock will fall ill. So true farmers will do anything to ensure their land has the best of care, the best irrigation, the best soil quality, etc etc. But in any circle, in any industry, you will always find people who simply don’t give a truck load of manure. Over the last several years, this general topic lead me to do something I still find it very hard to comprehend. I agreed with West Lincoln Mayor Doug Joyner and his council as they attempted to finagle a land use bylaw into place. It was an attempt to get the unfettered expansion of what seems to be a major growth industry for the township under control namely unchecked dumping of random fill on township lands. Real farmers were concerned the land use restrictions would create roadblocks or even another form of taxation on them

MIKE WILLISCRAFT for points in time when they needed real fill to fix a drainage or other issue on their properties. Going back to my first two paragraphs, I felt their pain and agreed with their concern on their completely valid points. Dodging between the raindrops there to come up with a bylaw which allows real work to be done as it needs to with no additional penalty - time or monetary is important. But the good of the community and control over what is ultimately happening overrides individual worries. West Lincoln has ongoing issues of transport trucks full of refuse from all over southern Ontario showing up at its door. Now, to bring this full circle, so does Grimsby. There are a few surprising things which I will get to, but none more stark than the fact Grimsby has no fill bylaw in place. This matter has popped up all around the region for many years. In neighbouring West Lincoln the issue has been acute - with many of the trucks heading their powering their way right through the heart of Grimsby. Why Grimsby officials would think the community was somehow immune to this unwanted traffic is beyond me, but too late now. What they do about it to

slam the door will tell a lot. Council’s actions should be quick, expedient and decisive. As a business owner whose company resides two doors down from the Christie/Mountain intersection, I can tell you when people are counting 80-90 trucks an hour, we feel every one as it rumbles through town. Now if this is clean fill and it is being delivered for a true purpose, there is no reason it should not reach its destination unchallenged. But there is no reason a property owner should not have to trundle into town hall or file and e-application for a permit to bring fill in. This application should note where the fill is being sourced from with a certificate coming with which shows it is verified as clean. Then if a random inspection were to be done, which should be done, and it does not measure up, it all gets pulled out at the property owner’s expense. The municipality should not charge for the initial permit. It should not be an extra layer of cost or tax. This is something the municipality should absorb as a cost of doing business. That said, the provincial government has to step up - good luck with this current lot - and be definitive themselves with the MoE and Ministry of Natural Resources playing significant roles. Right now, nobody knows what is making its way up the mountain and getting dumped into 42 Kemp Road West, which seems to be the destination of most of the new truck traffic. If could be A OK! Great! That should be proven before a potential tragic situation arises which could lead to contaminated groundwater, as just one side effect.


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Support pro woodlot Aug. 16: writer Dear Editor, I am feeling very frustrated today and I am hoping that you can help me. I looked at my back yard and saw my remaining two beautiful specimen trees in death throes, one because of the emerald ash borer, and the other, the canker worm which have done so much serious harm to the trees of Grimsby. The problem is as wide as our country. My eyes drifted upwards to the only hill we can see here, and noted for the 100th time that our beloved escarpment trees have lost about 60 per cent of their canopy, or are clearly dead due to insect damage and resultant diseases. Nobody knows how many will be able to recover; certainly none of the ash trees. Yesterday another one of these giants, its roots loosened by excess rain, took a slow slide down the escarpment. Three years ago, a neighbor ended up with a big old maple base first in his kitchen. That’s right, the trees are falling off the escarpment, due to insect, natural processes, disease, and the erosion from the immense amount of water we have this summer. With fewer leaves able to produce oxygen, our air quality becomes lower from the highway and other pollutants. I tripped downtown earlier in the week, and noticed that all those nice trees planted some years ago on Main Street between the post office and Christie Street. are dying or already dead. Even species resistant to carbon monoxide will not put up with all the

other challenges that trees grown surrounded by concrete must face. Trees are not all that easily grown or easily replaced. Who knew? We should have. This looks to me like our environment is under attack by many different forces and, even though I have planted a tree in expectation of losing my two, it will be years and years before it can provide me with the volume of oxygen the others have. With all these things in mind, I find it frustrating why anyone would support the division and potential destruction of the Irish woodlot merely to create a road. The Irish woodlot, boasting the largest Red Maple in Grimsby, as well as other rare Carolinian specialty trees, should be designated a protected area, in perpetuity, regardless of ownership. It is a sensually delightful and environmentally important place. Please make your readers aware that Wed. Aug 16 at 4:30 pm, at Grimsby Town Hall, Bruce MacKenzie, a noted naturalist and spokesperson for Save the Irish Woodlot will be appearing as a delegation at the Town’s Public Works Committee meeting. Over a thousand Grimsby residents have signed a petition in support of his efforts to “Remove the Livingston Ave. extension from the Region’s Transportation Master Plan.” I am also going to contact my Council Representative, and ask him/ her too, to Save the Woodlot. Robin Schroder, Grimsby

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