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Soap box champ returns after representing in U.S. By Joanne McDonald For NewsNow Soap box racers will have some stiff competition when they line up with ‘The Canadian Force’ this Saturday for the Beamsville & District Lions Club 2nd annual Lincoln Soap Box Derby. Gravity-defying Isaac Bucknall, 11, Lincoln’s first-year champ, is just back from Akron, Ohio, where he placed 8th overall in the 81st running of the All American Soap Box Derby, World Championship Race. His car was sponsored by George Stephenson and he competed against teams from around the world. “To start a local championship program in the short time you did, and to see success in your first year is absolutely fantastic. Isaac is and will always be a champion racer. He accomplished what few have ever done. He is only the second Canadian derby racer in history to make it into the top 9, and his 8th place finish could have been a 3rd or 2nd or even a World Championship had he edged out the winning car in his final heat. He missed by a few inches ... and See RACE, Page 13

World champion derby car racer Isaac Bucknall, 11, of Campden, will be in the race lineup this Saturday for the Beamsville & District Lions Club 2nd annual Lincoln Soap Box Derby. McDonald - Photo

Lincoln seeks ULinc opinions By Mike Williscraft NewsNow The Town of Lincoln had a plan for its foray into municipal transit - start slow and grow into it. A key, says Active Transportation Committee Chair, Coun. Tony Brunet, is that neither council, nor staff, presumed to know where or how the program may grow. They’ve asked. They’ve listened. They’ve adjusted on the fly. “Studying ridership , community need

and “course- correcting” as needed was always part of the plan and something we anticipated. This service and our approach to transit has always been incrementally building the basic system we have,” said Brunet. Part of the studying of the ridership has been the online satisfaction poll which is open at lincoln.ca until Friday, Aug. 17. As part of ongoing tinkering with the program stops have have been added and Saturday service was implemented

at the start of July. “These were planned but as a reflection of feedback collected from residents in the first four months of the pilot,” said Brunet. To date, ridership seems to have reflected the responsive nature of the transit system’s development. “So far I believe it has surpassed what we expected. Each week we are seeing steady ridership and growth as people get more used to it. We are hearing that See TRANSIT, Page 2


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From Page 1 people want to extend hours later into the evening. I think overall residents like the service. Most agree with the incremental approach and want to see it continue,” said Brunet. The uLinc transit program was launched in November of 2017 as a pilot program. Now, with over nine months of service, and over 1,000 riders, the Town is developing recommendations for future transit needs. The online survey aims to identify key factors that enable a person to use transit. Hearing from current riders, as well as those who have not yet used the system, enables the Town to gather fulsome information. That is, current rider behaviour and preferences is integral, but also knowing why an individual has not used the system is just as crucial to long-term transit planning in Lincoln. The survey takes only a few minutes and closes next Friday. To complete the survey, visit Lincoln. ca/transit, said committee vicechair, Coun. J.D. Pachereva. “I believe we have done this right. We started small and will only in-

crease and grow as the demand dictates,” said Brunet. “I know that staff will be bringing a report back to committee in September. I anticipate staff will recommend we extend current contract into 2019, to not have any service disruption as we head into an election, and then reissue an RFP in early 2019 for a longer contract should council approve its continuation. I look forward to the report and staff’s analysis and recommendations.” Aside from preparing a transportation support system for planned GO train access, the ULinc plan has many other goals. “At the end of the day, yes, transit is about moving people, but more importantly it is about connecting residents and creating a healthy community. I cannot tell you how many people share with staff and council stories about being able to now get out, see loved ones, and have some mobility freedom,” said Brunet. “Transit systems are an important element of complete communities as they promote equity among the Town’s residents by ensuring access to reliable affordable transportation to access towns amenities, services and businesses.

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Have your say! We’re conducting a satisfaction survey and your input is crucial in shaping the future of our transit system. Visit lincoln.ca/transit to complete the survey.

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Catch the Ace Lottery ....@ Beamsville Legion Branch 612 every Friday! Ticket Sales 6-8 p.m.  Draw @ 8:30 p.m. Friday Aug. 10th..Jackpot starts @ $2654.50.    Fishfry 4:30 to 7 pm....music on the patio!  Call 905-563-4612 for info! Nature School Niagara Science. August 10th from 10:30AM to 12:30PM at Caistorville branch of West Lincoln Public Library. Calling all biologists, entomologists, geologists, engineers, and ecologists for an afternoon in nature to explore all things science! $2 each. Registration is required. VBS 2K 18 Game on! Aug. 13th-17th from 9am-11:45 am at Centennial Park Baptist Church  A fun filled week of crafts, stories, games, snacks, skits, and songs. Register online at http://www.grimsbybaptist.org/events.html For Grade JK to Grade 6 (Finished) Follow the Yellow Brick Road. August 14th from 2:30PM to 3:30PM at Caistorville branch of West Lincoln Public Library. There may be no place like home, but the

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GAMRU South Shore Search And Rescue volunteers Ralph FitzGerald (left) and Ryan Howie (centre) illustrate a new backboard for use on the group’s rescue boat. Member Mike Spencer stand’s guard over the $27,000 cheque donated to the organization by the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada. Grimsby Auxiliary Marine Rescue Unit was the beneficiary of many donations by Firehouse Subs of Niagara Falls last month. A marine navigation package with

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Calling all Indiana Joneses out there gram is: Adults (16+) $25 per Saturday (all 4 Saturdays for $90), Junior Archaeological dig, ages 12-15: $15 per day. The museum will be offering a Kids Archaeological ‘Dig’ with fun activities to teach kids ages 4-12 about what archaeologists do as well. Kids The cost of the pro- ages 4-12: $10 per day.

Call 905-662-2691 or email: erlandleehome@fwio.on.ca for more information. The museum is a nationally designated historic site and is home of the Federated Women’s Institute of Ontario. It is located at 552 Ridge Road, just west of Tapleytown Road.

Anyone with an interest in archaeology will want to check out the Erland Lee Museum this month. Each Saturday in August - 11-18-25 still in play - a special program is ongoing which can how an excavation is done, how to look for artifacts, and how to document artifacts that are found.

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Dear Editor, The announcements of the final candidates for mayor and town council of Grimsby in the October municipal elections has us reflecting on an encounter we precipitated this past Monday. We, purposely created this encounter by walking to breakfast from our place (in Ward 3) to J.J.’s on the Docks since it opened. Among other breakfast places in town, we have walked over there for breakfast several times since it opened. For this visit, we were well aware that J.J.’s is owned by Ward 3 Ald. John Dunstall. That is the specific reason which is why we decided to go over on Monday, after the release of the list of candidates. We are in total agreement with Mr. Williscraft, that Grimsby Town Council is in dire need of major changes in the way things are done. Beyond the project issues, the continued policy

Letter of secrecy, denials and withholding information which impact the function of our town has been shocking. I would like to add to that list, among other things, the manner in which our council’s Planning Committee seems to believe that any information ratepayes have access to on developments projects and processes is too much. Without the press, Mr. Williscraft in particular, and the voices of only two of the people sitting in council, we would know nothing of the goings on there. Without these, three, voices and those who have shown they care enough about Grimsby to write letters expressing their concerns, we would be in much more than dire straits. I would suggest, that because of a lack of oversight, Mayor Bob and his

Thanks for eye-opener: writer Dear Editor, I just read your editorial in today’s paper. Bravo!!! That was one of the best I’ve sat to read in quite some time. Well done, sir, and you would have had my vote if you had run. Thanks for opening people’s eyes. Chris Jack, Grimsby

“Yes Sir, Your Honour” deputy mayor (now candidate for the job) Ald. Steve Berry have been able to keep the failures and falsities under cover. We need a town council we can be proud of, and RESPECT. And Grimsby deserves to be respected across the Region - as is the Town of Lincoln’’s current council. This time around, Mayor Bob Bentley has decided that the heat is too great in the kitchen. In his stead, he has anointed his sidekick, Ald. Berry, to carry things on, as usual. Not good enough. Mr. Jeff Jordan has had the town and its citizens held in greater regard than his opposition and he has the experience, too. During our conversation with Ald. Dunstall, we asked him if Ald. Berry (should he be elected to mayor) could be swayed to better reflect the needs and desires of the ratepayers of Grimsby. Basically, better than would the other candidate, he said. Now, Mr. Dunstall has never gone against the plans of the current mayor. Why would he, and his cronies be different after Oct. 22? Take a look at who’s is running in your ward. Learn about them and how they see the Town of Grimsby in 4 years time. Bud Hightower, Grimsby


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From Page 1 I mean a few inches,” said Canadian Director Bernie Daynes. “He lost the second heat by .0056 of a second, so close. What an experience,” Isaac’s mom Kim Bucknall, said last week, rounding him up from chores around the family’s Campden farm to talk about his experience as an international racing star. A little self-conscious with all the attention, Isaac admitted he was a bit nervous for the big race but he has some good advice he wants to share with competitors for this weekend’s derby. “Stay very cool, quiet hands, straight line and tuck,” Isaac said he was told by “a very wise man,” Gord Gerrie, Lincoln Soap Box Derby Chairman. Another great tip he picked up on the circuit wear beach water shoes or water socks. They’re not clunky like runners and are easier to maneuver inside the tight space of the race car. Isaac met champions from around the globe July 15-21 at the world famous Derby Downs track in Akron. “The Lions and his sponsor George, a chartered accountant in Beamsville, helped with the costs and the Lions delivered the car two weeks prior to the big race,” Kim said. A week prior, it had to be inspected by All-American officials. “Our car earned a VIP,” meaning it was in tip top shape and ready to go. The criteria is tough. One wrong washer and the car has to be adjusted. Race week, the Akron city core shut right down for a parade of all the champions through the downtown streets. There were more than

400 kids ready to test their mettle on the race track. “Everybody is a champ and the volunteers were amazing,” said Kim. It was the best family vacation. “Isaac didn’t feel the pressure. His main concern was swimming at the hotel.” He cruised through a number of trials, winning his first heat in the challenge race and in the second heat, losing by .0056 of a second. Final race day, he finished third in the trial to set the lineup and then 8th in the fifth and final heat. A police escort led the top nine, riding in golf carts, past thousands of cheering spectators. Isaac also earned third place in the Build and Battle competition, building a car in two hours and racing it. Since last summer and Isaac’s win in the Lincoln derby, Daynes had kept the family in the loop with upcoming rallies to give Isaac more exposure. First stop was Greece, New York where Isaac did great placing fourth. “The only way to get the car there was to dismantle it and put it in the back of the vehicle,” Kim said. They arrived to find other competitors with pre-assembled cars transported in car haulers. There was some great good-spirited fun made of the Canadians, “but Isaac kept winning and beating them,” Kim said. And then it was on to Jamestown, New York, where they started calling Isaac “The Canadian Force.” He earned two first-place trophies. The journey began last summer when the Lions contacted Kim and Rob to invite their son Wyatt to enter the race. But Wyatt had dislocated his elbow and with the age cap at 13 years, he would’ve aged out by

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Isaac Bucknall represents! A whole lot of stars had to align for 11-year-old Isaac Bucknall to pull off an eighth place finish at the All American Soap Box Derby, World Championship Race in Akron , Ohio. For the Beamsville Lions Club to host its first Lincoln Soap Box Derby last summer, for Isaac to win that, and for him to turn in the best showing in history by a Canadian entrant is really incredible. The Lions Club does great things all the time, so the community needs to be careful not to be complacent where they are concerned because they always have things on the go, their events are always first class and they deliver time and time again. For Isaac, you and your family should be very proud. There must have been some nerves there, but you delivered big time and represented your community and Canada in impressive fashion. Congratulations! M.W.

Got a fresh take, bring it on When a woman from West Lincoln wrote in to defend a friend of hers who sits on Grimsby Council a couple of months ago, I got a lot of comments of surprise that I would run her letter. She wasn’t happy. I suspect that will happen more in the coming months, and that is fine by me. This gets noted regularly, but it seems a good time once again. My opinions are just that my opinions. Agree, disagree, indifferent, all good by me. Maybe you feel you want to run into the streets and support one cause or another? Maybe you want to simply line your birdcage with the paper. All are equally good if you took the time to read the paper. I welcome differing opinions. One can disagree with me on any and all points. However, I would submit it is a distinctly different interpretation of the facts which leads to opinion, unless one is simply blind to one line of thinking. When it comes to Grimsby council, as some have done, perhaps it is better to review some comparisons to see how proper management of a municipality can be handled...and then there’s Grimsby. Major development: Prudhomme’s Landing is the gold standard. It has been two years in the development stage and they are only getting to site plan design now. I have noted in the past, the Prudhomme’s process has gone likely longer than it needed to, but when you are creating what will be an iconic trademark of that locale’s stature, you have one shot at crafting it well. The process, the public meetings, the input and debate at the council table has

MIKE WILLISCRAFT been extensive, which is as it should be. Grimsby’s Winston Road area has been a near-constant source of angst not only for residents of the rest of town about the impact planning done there will have on the community as a whole, but also with people who have purchased homes there. Time and time again people have been asking, “where is everyone going to park?” with virtually no response or interest from the Town’s brain trust. There rarely was mention of parking or any issues for the area until late in the going for the GO Secondary Plan when a couple of aldermen finally piped up to ensure protection of a small parcel at the north end of Casablanca which most likely would have been sold off. There were comments about lack of parking for the beach area and the whole Winston Road area for the first time. Problem is the die was already cast by that point with what was permitted for parking ratios. Any developer after would have little problem getting the same ratios for their developments, so every project progressed along the same basic baseline, all underservicing each project for

parking. There are a host of other issues there - like traffic but instead of beating that dead horse, let’s just leave it at parking because that will affect the whole town in that anyone who wants to walk the multi-million boardwalk can park at the GO station and walk over the QEW to access it, I suppose. Transit: thank God Grimsby did not step on the gas with some of their halfbaked ideas in 2017 just to create the illusion of movement. Ironically, it is the major project they didn’t move on at all which was the best decision they have made in the last four years. That mess was a GO train headed right down the tracks and Grimsby taxpayers were tied up and anchored to those tracks. Again, Grimsby has shown - through projects like the CoGen and biodigester when the municipality is in the position of icebreaker bad things happen. Unless a new crew manages to get to the table this fall, the old guard needs a map to follow. It would not be much of an exaggeration, if any at all, to say Lincoln proceeding with its ULinc program could save Grimsby taxpayers $1 million per year - that is if they can swallow their pride and adapt much of what has been learned this summer in Lincoln. History shows Grimsby continues to think they don’t need anyone else’s input, again the good ol’ bio comes to mind, because they can figure it out themselves. Maybe one day that will be true, but today, no chance. These are just a couple of highly visible comparisons. There are others, but one would really have to be at some of the meetings to see how things are handled.


Editor’s comments too “self-serving” Dear Editor, How lucky we are, Mike, to have you give us your unbiased and totally “fair” take on the goings on in our fair town council. I am pleased that you choose not to suggest for whom we should vote as long as it is Dave Kadwell and Joanne Johnston and isn’t Tony Quirk or Bob Bentley. I am sure that all those other councillors are tickled pink that you saw fit not to recognize them and their sacrificial efforts for our town let alone thanking them for all their work on our behalf and recognizing that they too might have a glimmer of intelligence. I expect that none of them decided to give all the hours that they do so that they could wreak havoc on the town and then be de-

Letter rided by you. It is unfortunate for us all that your priorities seem to have stopped at finding fault rather than putting yourself in a place where you could actually contribute to some of the “major change” you insist we are in “dire need“ of. I expect that it is probably much easier to be sniping from afar rather than working in the trenches and so I am pleased that you continue to receive your satisfaction from “providing the community with accurate, complete and detailed information “. Think how much more satisfied you might be if it was also fair, appreciative and much less self serving. Ken Pettigrew Grimsby

Opinion nails feeling: reader Dear Editor, You couldn’t have said it more succinctly. Bring on the new blood and let’s see some good change for the betterment of Grimsby and let’s hope it’s not too late to correct what ground we’ve lost under the past council. So happy to see Mayor Bob vacating. He must have got the message from his constituents that we aren’t happy with his ignoring us all these years. Hope it’s a record voting turn out! Linda Jones, Grimsby

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Pkg. of 8

FRESH

12

50

ea.

SALERNO

MILD CHEDDAR CHEESE 100 Gram CAFE:

FROZEN

quart

MEAT LOAF, POTATOES $ AnD VEGGIES 1 lb. ............................

SLICED BEEF

SHORT RIBS

In KOREAn OR MAUI RUB 22.02 kg.

9

$ 99

lb.

ea. ea. ea.

1 $ 31 .......... 2

CHICKEn WInGS W/ROSEMARY $ WEDGES AnD SALAD ..........................

FRESH JUMBO

$ 98

649

500

ea.

ea.

HIGHLAnDS nATURALLY SMOKED

CHICKEn WInGS KRAnSJKA SAUSAGE

MANY MORE IN-STORE SPECIALS

3

$ 99

8.80 kg.

BEEF TONGUE ............................................................... 905-662-8396

BAQUETTE ROLL ................................... STORE BAKED $ ASS’T OATMEAL COOKIES Pkg of 12 ass’t $ MInI CHEESE CAKES Pkg of 6 .......

TURKEY BREAST100 Gram ....................

WATERMELON ............................... $399ea.

FRESH BEEF

49¢ 359 999

STORE BAKED

CUDDY OVEN ROAST

LOCALLY GROWN

$

BAKERY:

DELI:

PEACHES 3 L. Baskets .................... $499ea. LOCALLY GROWN

7 5

$ 49 SEAFOOD MIx 600 Gram...................... ea. FROZEN $ 99 HADDOCK FILLET 400 Gram ............. ea. FROZEN

STRIPLOIn STEAK

LOCALLY GROWN

LOCALLY GROWN

CUT FROM CAnADA GRADE AA OR HIGHER

$

Specials effective Thursday, August 9th - Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

lb

4.49/

3

$ 99

8.80 kg.

lb.

OLIEBOLLEN

AND APPLE FRITTERS

lb. EVERY SATURDAY FROM 11-3 PM

www.highlandcountrymarkets.com

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