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> CWL hosts 50th and final dinner in Beamsville, Pg. 10 > Jordan firehall packed for turkey roll Pg. 3 > Christmas treat ideas Pg. 7 > Grimsby Coop earns Niagara award Pg. 13 Thursday, December 7, 2017 Vol. 6 Issue 31

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This Saturday, Dec. 9, from 8 a.m.-Noon, Grimsby Memorial Auxiliary will host is annual breakfast with Santa at Peach King Centre. Tickets are $5pp, $20 for families of five. There will be a craft and gift wrapping area as well as a special spot where kids can shop at kidfriendly prices for presents to give out.

Show time! Santa rolled down Main Street Grimsby Saturday evening to the delight of young and old alike. Thousands lined the streets to get a glimpse of the man in red. See Pages 8-9 for more photos. Williscraft - Photo

Mountainview hosts concert

Organist Andre Knevel and soprano Suzanne Schaafsma will perform Saturday evening, Dec. 9, at Mountainview Church’s annual Christmas concert. Tickets are $15pp. Proceeds to West Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation.

GSS concert set for Dec. 14 Grimsby Secondary School will host its annual concert Thursday, Dec. 14 at 7pm. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children and seniors and can be purchased at the door. Movie themes from Hans Zimmer’s musical scores to classics from Hairspray to jazz standards like The Way You Look Tonight will be part of the show.

Close, but Grimsby’s CoGen lives on By Mike Williscraft NewsNow It took a tiebreaking vote to give Grimsby’s troubled CoGen unit another life, but this reprieve may be its last. Grimsby council voted Monday to accept a staff report by public works director Bob LeRoux to spend up to $7,000 to repair one of the two generators located in an outbuilding at town hall. The dual units, which were not used for five years after they were first installed, have met with ongoing and expensive repairs. Last year, any repair costs were capped and Monday council opted to get this latest round of repairs done so one

unit would be functional during JanuaryFebruary, the only two month of the year they are used. Council considered lifting the item given Mayor Bob Bentley, public works chair Ald. Steve Berry and Ald. John Dunstall were all absent from Monday’s meeting. “This is a big ticket item. I think everyone should be here voting on it,” said Ald. Dave Kadwell. While Ald. Dave Wilson agreed, Ald. Nick DiFlavio, Michelle Seaborn and Joanne Johnston did not, so the matter proceeded. While council voted to proceed with

the needed repair, it was clearly stated, the end of the line is near for the CoGen unit. “This is kind of the last straw,” said DiFlavio. “If there are additional costs, we shut it down...There is an end...After that, no more.” Kadwell wanted the spending stopped immediately. “To me, it is just a money pit,” said Kadwell. LeRoux suggested, down the road, when hydro rates would give a beneficial cost/benefit analysis, council could consider firing it up again.


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Win a Tree and Other Prizes • Silent Auction Draws take place at 4:15 pm on December 10th Special thanks to our over 100 sponsors that once again provided tremendous support. You can find their names on our website. Also, we are most grateful to the many volunteers and to the hundreds of visitors that have already visited.

With the end of the year fast approaching now is the time to take advantage of certain tax opportunities. It’s good to consider what needs to be done before December 31st. Amongst other things: • If you are a Canadian resident age 18 or older, contribute to a Tax Free Savings Account. The annual contribution limit for 2017 is $5,500. • Determine the optimal mix of investments within your portfolio to make sure that you’re getting the best after-tax returns. You may find it more beneficial to sell some before year-end and to trigger the capital gain or loss. • At the same time, review the optimal mix of investments within your RRSP portfolio. • If you’re a first-time

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Santa delights young and old

Great weather, tons of anticipation, hot chocolate for the kids, assorted other beverages for some parents, what more could one ask for for? Oh ya, a visit by Santa Claus. Grimsby’s 60th annual Santa Claus Parade had it all on Saturday drawing huge crowds on a perfect evening.

That is what it is all about! Yep, that’s Santa. (Above)Mike Eybel with 19-month-old Felix, wave to the big man, while mom Kate captures the moment. (Left) Front, Holly and Erika Vaillancourt receive a treat from elves Paige (left) and Holly Cotter. Back: Doranna and CJ Lockhart, Kelly and Dave Vaillancourt. (Right) Grimsby Peach King London Murray hands out treats along the route. (Below) The last public appearance of the Poultryfest crew rolled by with “Thank You” for all. Alyssa, left, and Cassandra Lounsbery were part of the float.

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Photos By Mike Williscraft (Left) Lori Cherwaty helps Tyson Farrar accept a letter for Santa from Logan Parkhurst, perched atop mom Hayley’s shoulders. (Below) The closest thing to snow parade-goers got was a polar bear in wintry scene waving to the masses. What do honourary parade marshall Dorothy Turcotte (above) and Elvis (aka Peter Jarvis) have in common? The Grimsby Santa Claus Parade, of course.

Drummer Kieran Rivard of the always popular Grimsby Pipe Band.

Who is this guy? He better stay away from my candy! The eyes of Eleanor Sueter, right, say it all. She is with sister Emme.

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CWL hosts final dinner The first Saturday in December has been on the books for the last half-century as a special day to honour the Town of Lincoln’s senior residents during the St. Helen Catholic Women’s League annual Seniors’ Christmas Party. Baking, setting up, serving, scheduling the entertainment, synchronizing time zones with Santa Claus, gathering door prizes from the always generous local businesses Event convenor Helen Fran- –it’s a tradition that’s been woven through cavilla shares the stage with with legend and lore for the CWL members a poster of former convenor who have worked to make the annual party a success since the first event was held to Bruncha Marton. mark Centennial Year in 1967. This past Saturday marked the 50th and final party and it was bittersweet for CWL members who have put their hearts into preparations each year to entertain the community’s finest citizens. “It marks the end of an era and a few of our ladies found it very emotional,” said convenor Helen Francavilla. “We started when we were very young and Charter members of the St. Helen Church Cathit was wonderful. Now olic Women’s League, Shirley Brunet, left, and the ladies serving say Rina Hendriks share a lifetime of memories Satwe should all be sitting,” urday. McDonald - Photo said Francavilla, who was onboard organizing the very first event. The final party featured a slide show, a trip down memory lane We Pay Top $$ For Scrap Vehicles showing the many facUsed Auto & Truck Parts es who helped shape 9530 Silver St., Caistor Centre 905-957-8111 the event. www.plazek.com

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GM Card Application Bonus credit value depends on model purchased: $500 GM Card Bonus on new 2017 Sonic, Cruze, Malibu (excl L), Camaro, Volt, Trax, 2018 Equinox; $750 GM Card Bonus on new 2017 Equinox, 2017 & 2018 Impala, Corvette, Colorado (excl 2SA), Traverse, City, Express; $1000 GM Card Bonus on new 2017 & 2018 Tahoe, Suburban, Silverado LD & HD. As part of the transaction, dealer may request documentation and contact General Motors of Canada Company (GM Canada) to verify eligibility. $500 Holiday Bonus is applied against eligible 2017 & 2018 MY vehicles purchased during the program period. 2017 & 2018MY vehicles not eligible for this offer are: exclusions outlined under GM Card Bonuses above, Spark, BOLT EV. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. Certain limitations or conditions apply. Void where prohibited. See your GM Canada dealer for details. GM Canada reserves the right to amend or terminate offers for any reason in whole or in part at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited. See dealer for details. (0/60+$4,000 Total Value Finance Offer) Eligible 2017 Silverado Double Cab WT: Offer available to qualified retail customers in Canada for vehicles financed and from between December 1, 2017 to January 2, 2018. Financing provided, on approved credit, by TD Auto Finance Services, Scotiabank® or RBC Royal Bank. Participating lenders are subject to change. Rates from other lenders will vary. Representative finance example based on a new 2017 Silverado Double Cab WT. Suggested retail price is $46,440 including $1,700 freight and PDI, $100 air conditioning charge (where applicable). $0 down payment or equivalent trade-in required. $46,440 financed at 0% nominal rate equals $774 per month for 60 months. Cost of borrowing is $0 for a total obligation of $46,440. Taxes, PPSA, license, insurance, registration and applicable fees, levies, duties and, except in Quebec, dealer fees (all of which may vary by region and dealer) are extra. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time financing offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. GM Canada 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. $4,000 Total Value. Limited time offer available to qualified retail customers in Canada. $4,000 Total Value is a combined total credit for finance purchases on select 2017 trucks; includes: $2,000 manufacturer to dealer cash credit (tax exclusive), $500 manufacturer-to-dealer Holiday Bonus (tax exclusive), $1,000 GM card application bonus (this offer applies to individuals who have applied for the Scotiabank® GM® Visa* Card [GM card] and to current Scotiabank® GM® Visa* Cardholders) (taxes included). $500 manufacturer-to-dealer Finance Cash (tax exclusive) towards the finance of an eligible new 2017 Silverado Double Cab at participating dealers. 2018 Silverado Double Cab Custom Edition Lease: Lease based on a purchase price of $45,137 for a 2018 Silverado Double Cab Custom Edition, includes $2,000 CDA, $1,000 Lease Cash, $500 Holiday Bonus and $1,000 GM Card Application Bonus (this offer applies to individuals who have applied for the Scotiabank® GM® Visa* Card [GM card] and to current Scotiabank® GM® Visa* Cardholders) (tax inclusive). Bi-weekly payment is $199 for 48 months at 2.9% lease rate on approved credit to qualified retail customers by GM Financial. Annual kilometer limit of 20,000 km, $0.16 per excess kilometer. $3,350 down payment required. Payment may vary depending on down payment trade. Total obligation is $23,621. Taxes, license, insurance, registration and applicable fees, levies, duties and, except in Quebec, dealer fees (all of which may vary by dealer and region) are extra. Option to purchase at lease end is $37,402. (0/60+$3,000 Total Value Finance Offer) Eligible 2017 Colorado: Offer available to qualified retail customers in Canada for vehicles financed and from between December 1, 2017 to January 2, 2018. Financing provided, on approved credit, by TD Auto Finance Services, Scotiabank® or RBC Royal Bank. Participating lenders are subject to change. Rates from other lenders will vary. Representative finance example based on a new 2017 Colorado. Suggested retail price is $32,760 including $1,700 freight and PDI, $100 air conditioning charge (where applicable). $0 down payment or equivalent trade-in required. $32,760 financed at 0% nominal rate equals $546.00 per month for 84 months. Cost of borrowing is $0 for a total obligation of $32,760. Taxes, PPSA, license, insurance, registration and applicable fees, levies, duties and, except in Quebec, dealer fees (all of which may vary by region and dealer) are extra. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time financing offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. GM Canada 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. $3,000 Total Value. Limited time offer available to qualified retail customers in Canada. $3,000 Total Value is a combined total credit for finance purchases on select 2017 Colorados; includes: $750 manufacturer to dealer cash credit (tax exclusive), $500 manufacturer-to-dealer Holiday Bonus (tax exclusive), $750 GM card application bonus (this offer applies to individuals who have applied for the Scotiabank® GM® Visa* Card [GM card] and to current Scotiabank® GM® Visa* Cardholders) (taxes included). $1,000 manufacturer-to-dealer Finance Cash (tax exclusive) towards the finance of an eligible new towards the finance of an eligible new 2017 Colorados at participating dealers. 1 Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone and data plan rates apply. 2 Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and their terms and privacy statements apply. 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SaferCar.gov). 7 Requires available 3.6L V6 engine. 8 Based on WardsAuto.com 2016 Small Pickup segment and latest competitive information available at time of printing. Excludes other GM models. 9 Requires available 3.6L V6 or 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine. 10 Before 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. **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. 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News Now • Thursday, December 7, 2017 • Page 13 Melissa McLauchlan, executive director of Grimsby Cooperative Preschool, along with Jessica Young, Johanna Kingdon, Ashley Swalm, Treina Gautreau and Traija Davies at 2017 Niagara Early Learning & Child Care Awards of Excellence ceremony held last month.

Grimsby Coop earns award

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Grimsby Cooperative PreSchool was honoured with a Quality Child Care Niagara Award (QCCN) at a ceremony held last month. The award, given by Early Childhood Community Development Centre, was one of four bestowed in the region to programs which reflected “QCCN vision of a consistent approach to excellence in early learning for children and families through the commitment of highly knowledgeable and responsive educators.”

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Blue Christmas Wednesday December 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm. Smithville United Church 116 West St. (Reg Rd. 20) Smithville, Ontario

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100% Niagara owned & operated Our Team: Publisher - Mike Williscraft mike@wn3.ca 289-442-4244 General Manager - Catherine Bratton Inside Sales Manager - Sheryl Hutton Sales Consultant - Erica Huisman, Rose Bayer Graphics - Donna Wisnoski, Dorothy Deak NewsNow is owned & operated by 1602207 Ontario Ltd. Office Locations Grimsby Office Beamsville Office 49 Main St. W., P.O Box 614 Grimsby, ON, L3M 1R3 Beamsville, ON, L0R 1B0 Ph: 289-235-9500 Ph: 289-235-7848 NewsNow is published EVERY Thursday delivered to homes in West Niagara & Winona, 26,111.

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Jane Newlands helps Anne Bremer with her penny sale tickets at Grimsby Legion’s Christmas Bazaar penny sale on Saturday. Williscraft - Photo

Newspaper giants should look in mirror No use crying over spilled milk. The milk is spilled and lawyers can clean it up, so our NewsNow team is looking ahead. To that end, on a peripheral issue, it was noted when reading much of the fallout from the mega-newspaper deal and shuttering of 30-plus newspapers instantly in the shuffle between Postmedia and Torstar that Minister of Canadian Heritage Melanie Joly unfairly was being pilloried about the House of Commons. The opposition somehow pointed blame at her for not coughing up a subsidy to the newspaper giants when they came calling hat in hand crying the blues about internet pressure as a cause for a weakened newspaper industry. Balderdash! How about just plain inferior management practices? How about predatory pricing? How about missing the target on their own strategies to the tune of blown 10s of millions of dollars. There is no way on God’s green earth any newspaper giant should get a dime of government support. It’s not tough to figure out where revenue went when they’re selling space for 60-70 per cent of any meaure of a normal rate. Look in the mirror people. M.W.

Parade chatter always unique Like the Night Before Christmas - oh ya, that baby’s in the hopper - anecdotes about chatter heard along the Grimsby Santa Claus parade route has become a bit of a holiday tradition. I’ve shot about 15 out of the 22 parades I have been in town for. Since it changed to an evening start from an early afternoon kickoff, I have followed the tradition of working my way west along Livingston to get down to the marshalling area. There is usually a good shot or two with people getting ready by town hall. This year was perfect for that; no rain, mild. That has not always been the case let me tell you! The thing about walking back downtown to let the parade come to me and shooting photos in the core is, by the time I make my way to Main Street it is getting pretty dark. It is a little like when people walk by our front window at the office here. People walk by carrying on conversations – or occasionally stop – and they think because the window is there it is some sort of sound barrier as well. Nope, it’s not. In fact, glass conducts sound quite nicely, so we hear a lot more than we want to really. Like those boneheads who feel the need to lean on their horns when some schmuck is turning left admittedly illegally - off of Main headed west and north on Mountain. Not sure what they get out of that, but it happens every day. But back to the parade... in the darkness people don’t figure you can hear them from five feet away. I’m not stopping and listen-

MIKE WILLISCRAFT ing in, but it is surprising how much is picked up just passing by. Some of it is hilarious because what is heard can be horribly out of context, leaving one to wonder just what the heck was before and after the comments that were made. This year, there was a serious discussion about redevelopment of depressed areas, cause in point downtown Detroit. Having spent a lot of time in downtown Motown, it was interesting to hear some thoughts...and they were well rounded and informed. Of course, several discussions about newspaper wars came up, but I am not going to touch on that. Fireworks, recipes and general chatter was most common. However, three different discussions about hydro rates and Grimsby Energy popped up. A couple people really had no clue what they were saying, one guy had a little correct information but one fellow was right on top of it. In that chat, a story published locally last week (not in this paper) came up which noted the possibility of selling excess methane to Union Gas. The learned fellow had clearly read this paper

weeks ago when it was noted there is a capacity issue at the good ol’ biodigester because the system was built with one feeder stock system as opposed to two as it was initially designed with when it was to use two half-megawatt generators. When it was reconfigured to use a one-megawatt unit, someone thought it would be a good idea to only have one system to keep the biofuel moving. Ooops! Anyways, this guy knew all that realizing the facility will be lucky to generate enough fuel to ever get within 10 per cent of the 97 per cent efficiency level on which its business plan was built. That was easily the most informed comment I have heard outside of 3-4 dedicated debunkers in three long, painful years of covering this project. Sorry for completely killing the festive mood of the parade with something like that, but it also ties in with the best news to come out of Grimsby council in the last two terms. Finally, maybe, possibly and with a slight tail-wind, the other boondoggle which has been an albatross around public works’ neck since council, in its wisdom, opted to by the useless little hut and accompanying machinery from Grimsby Energy years ago. Allegedly, one more repair is all it may get. Any more repair would result in a shutdown and mercifully, that money eating waste of taxpayers’ dollars will get mothballed. A few weeks ago, I noted more money could be made if that became an ice creams stand. I stand by my earlier comments.


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Thanks from parade organizer Dear Editor, It takes a community sized effort to host a great parade; that is one thing I have experienced over the past 15 years. This year, our 60th  parade, was no exception and there are many people that deserve recognition.  To the many residents and businesses that accommodate the road closure for the parade every year – thank you.  To the dedicated community organizations and businesses that take the time to create amazing floats and entries that really are the heart of the parade – thank you.  To the generous, local sponsors that keep the parade financially possible – thank you.  To the many volunteers, Niagara Regional Police Service, and also to the many Town of Grimsby staff who do a

community’s character. When you see the thousands of people that attend the parade filling the streets from end to end, smiling and waving, it makes it all worthwhile and it is one more example of why Grimsby is a wonderful community to be a part of.  We have one of the best “small town” night time parades around, and that is because of the collective community effort.  Way to go Grimsby, see you next year! Sarah Sweeney Director Recreation, Facilities and Culture

Letter lot of work behind the scenes for the parade – thank you. To the Parade Committee who spends months organizing the parade, with special acknowledgement to Robin Bradley for 25 years of volunteering – thank you. When you think of the number of people that participate in the parade, and the countless hours that they invest to prepare for the event, it speaks to our

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Dear Editor, I read your editorial of Nov. 30th I have only lived here for five months. How can I show my support for your paper? Who do I email or phone? Wish you had included that info is your article. I like your community paper and it is a “life line” for new arrivals (like me) who know little about the area. Deb Cushing

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Community is family, will you help yours? Last year, the GBF Community Services supported over 250 households through the Christmas Hamper Program, ensuring many families enjoyed a wonderful holiday season. But the need in our community continues to grow, as more and more families have unmet Christmas needs. But you can help. By donating food, Christmas gifts or monetary support, you will be helping one of our many local families in need. Our Christmas Hamper Program could not exist without your support. Our hope is that no one will have to worry about how to put food on the table or Christmas gifts under the tree during the holiday season. Your support is a direct investment in our community. GBF Community Services is more than a food bank or donation centre – it is the end result of this community's outpouring of love, care and kindness. Please help us bring the spirit of Christmas to everyone in our community by dropping off food donations, Christmas gifts or monetary donations in person to: 40 Elm Street, Grimsby, or by calling us at: (905) 309-5664 ext. 22.

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