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Waste collection gets cleaned up By Mike Williscraft NewsNow Niagara’s waste collection service has been getting dumped on for weeks, but the corner has been turned on rectifying problems. At the Jan. 15 meeting of Grimsby council, Mayor Bob Bentley updated aldermen on some of the measures taken to get the waste and recycling collection service back on track. Much of the issues which led to serious delays across Niagara were, in large part, caused by staff shortages and mechanical failures, said Bentley. He said an update was given at the Region’s Public Works Committee which cited part-time staff quitting during the stretch of harsh cold as a contributing factor. “If you’re making minimum wage and you could work inside or outside in -20 while on a truck going 20 kph..?” noted Bentley. He added that regional officials were told the fleet size was

to be increased by 40 per cent and additional drivers were brought in to support the catch-up. “I believe they are caught up across Niagara Region,” said Bentley. Noting the operational vehicles got down to a half dozen and catch-up was also slowed by landfills closing at 7 p.m. and not open on Mondays, he added, “We’ll see how this goes.” Council also discussed the decision of regional council when the waste management contract was awarded. To save money, regional officials approved a seven-year contract and the lack of ongoing capital investment in vehicles was cited as magnifying the problem. Age of the vehicles, combined with freezing lines and blown motors created a “perfect storm”. Last year, Niagara Region opted to extend Emterra’s waste removal contract, which was to expire in 2018, to 2021.

Attention getter Lisa Allsop of Truly Yoga starts a children’s yoga session at Grimsby Public Library’s Literacy Day events with a little exercise to get the kids excited. The activity was one of many at the library on Saturday. For more details, please turn to Page 2. Williscraft - Photo


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Library packed for Literacy Day Grimsby Public Library was full Saturday afternoon as area families took part in Literacy Day activities. (Right) Kaia, Quinn and Sylvia Vanaselja get some petting time in with Pete, who was part of Therapy Tails presentation. (Bottom Right) Nicole Verhoeven prepares a balloon hat for Revaya Brown of Grimsby. (Below) Grimsby Fire Department’s fire prevention officer Vince Giovannini goes over some information on carbon monoxide detectors with Puja Lof, holding Akasha.

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While West Niagara Agricultural Society volunteers had planned a free pond skate at the ag centre on Mud Street, the warm temperatures and rain Saturday brought were more conducive to a polar bear swim. Regardless, the show must go on, and the group manned the snack counter inside Richardson Hall, giving away snacks and hot chocolate. Back (L to R) Annette Van Marrum, Carol and Fred Lowden, and Clark Young. Front: Maleka Deittrick, Zac Van Marrum, Brenda Gilchrist and Jennifer Mott. Williscraft - Photo

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Grimsby Kinette Club -58th annual babysitting course - Running for 6 consecutive Thurs. starting Jan. 25 ending on Feb.25. From 7-8:30pm. Cost $25pp . Open to all area children who are at least 11 years of age as of the start of thecourse. Location:  new Fire Station 2, 167 Mountain St.,  Grimsby. For information or to register call or email Tracy   905-9459540, tj.normie@gmail.com Rose Cottage Visiting Volunteers Drop In - Feb1/18 1:30 -3pm @ Mountainview Church - 290 Main St. E., Grimsby. Provides an opportunity for individuals concerned about cognitive change and dementia to learn about brain health and dementia, to ask questions, and to become familiar with community resources and supports. Individuals living with dementia, care partners, family and friends are all welcome to attend.   Euchre Party - Feb 5, 2018. Don’t miss it!  Beamsville WI invites card players to enjoy an evening of fun and challenge. Beginners are welcome. Be at The Lincoln Centre, 4361 Central Ave. Beamsville, 7:30p.m. Prizes & refreshments provided. Prime Time: 55+ Wed.,Feb. 7, 2018, 11:30-1:30pm. Please join us for a special time of fun, food and fellowship. St. Ann’s Community Church, 5425 Regional Road #69 St. Anns. Program: Christian Salvage Mission. Lunch provided, free will offering Chuck A Puck Fundraiser for Rose Cottage Visiting

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Lee Museum (552 Ridge Road, Stoney Creek) to pre-register since there is limited space. Call 905-6622691 or erlandleehome@ fwio.on.ca to register. St. John’s Youth Pancake Breakfast – Feb. 11th from 8:45 to 10 AM. $5. per person. 10 Mountain St., Grimsby. Sunday Fun-Days Bring the family one Sunday a month for FREE arts and crafts activities! Make beaded Valentine creations at our next Fun-Day is Sun Feb 11, 2-4pm @ the Grimsby Public Art Gallery Grimsby Seniors Club Valentine’s Luncheon Tues., Feb. 13th,2018 12:00 noon with music by Now & Then lunch served by The Best Little Menu Tickets $15.00 members $20:00 nonmembers. Tickets available at the Livingston Activity Centre 905-309-2075 Shrove Tuesday, Feb 13th, 5 to 7 p.m., Jordan Station United Church, 4105 Bridgeport Drive, Jordan Station.  Pancakes, sausages, fruit toppings and whipped cream.  Adults $10 Children under 10  $5.  Profit for this event will help support our Mission Work Fund.  Come join us. Community Pancake & Sausage Supper Feb. 13th, 2018 from 5:00 – 6:30 No charge, donations accepted First Baptist Church 4264 Mountain St. Beamsville Newcomers & Neighbours of Grimsby – Feb. 15th @ 2 PM. We are a social club with membership open to new and established residents.Meeting will be held at the Carnegie Hall with

a presentation from John Allen featuring “Grimsby Beach – Then & Now”. Contact grimsbynewcomers@ gmail.com to register. Galleria D’Amore Fundraiser Dinner @ Cibo Osteria, Sun. Feb. 18, 4-7pm, $35 per person, includes salad, pizza, pasta, dessert, coffee/tea/soft drinks. Door prizes! Tickets available at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery 905-945-3246/gpag@ grimsby.ca Legion Br. 393 Smithville presents COMEDY HYPNOTIST Robert Maxwell March 4th 8.30pm $20 per person (Tickets at the bar) call:905957-3935 INDIAN SUMMER, Shelley Niro. Jan 20-March 11 during regular hours at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery Opening Reception Sun. Jan. 21 2-4pm,  Please call/ email GPAG: 905-945-3246/ gpag@grimsby.ca Lincoln Mom to Mom Spring Sale. April 14, 2018 from 9 am to noon. Takes place at Great Lakes Christian High School in Beamsville. Free admission and parking. Cash only. Tables start at $25. For inquires email momtomomsalelincoln@yahoo.com. Facebook: https://www. facebook .com/lincolnmomtomom/. Niagara Princess Party is on May 5, 2018. There are two seatings available. The first is at 10 to 12 and the second is from 1-3. Tickets are $20 each. A light meal is included along with a meet and greet with 15 princesses. Facebook: https//www. facebook.com/princesspartyniagara/.

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Coldest Night returns to Grimsby The Coldest Night of the Year Walk returns to Grimsby on Feb. 24. This is the third time the YWCA Niagara Region will be hosting this family-friendly winter fundraising walk for Grimsby, West Lincoln, and Lincoln’s homeless, hungry and hurting. With taking on the Grimsby Affordable Housing Partnership in 2014, as well as Lincoln Association for Affordable Housing in 2016, the YW has continuously expanded its services and now runs more transitional housing units in West Niagara than in any other community. To better reflect the scope of the YW’s work, the name of the programs run in West Niagara have been changed to West Niagara Affordable Housing, formerly Grimsby Affordable Housing Partnership (GAHP). Walkers from all three communities are welcome to join this year’s walk. The fundraising goal is $65,000. The event is sponsored by Phelps Homes. This year, the event begins and ends at Grimsby Secondary School, 5 Boulton Ave. Walkers will register and turn in the results of their fundraising efforts at 4 p.m. Geared up in their Coldest Night of the Year toques, participants will set off at 5 p.m. to walk a 2km, 5km or 10km route, and will warm up with toasty drinks and chili during the “Chilly” Cook-Off after the event. For more information, call Arienne Good, 905988-3528, ext. 3247.

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Letters tre and a club room! All this on a site no larger than what would have been a single plot for a detached house! What about parking for residents and the planned commercial space at street level? It is rumoured that the Main Street site destroyed by fire last year is also a potential location for another, possibly similar structure as proposed for the Roxy site. If so, that would further exacerbate vehicular and pedestrian traffic problems in the immediate area. It would also completely destroy the character of the existing downtown area and nullify the character improvements already made by existing business operators. I am asking my Ward 3 council representatives to be seen to strongly oppose these plans if they want my vote in the coming election, and suggest that anyone who agrees with my opin-

ions to do the same with their respective ward reps. I had the privilege of being a member of GEDAC - helping to develop the Town of Grimsby’s Official Plan - and I’m now saddened to see that is has been cast aside in favour of high density growth infill. Tax revenues are essential to town operations, but because the current town council looks to high-density development as providing more money with no effort on their part, it doesn’t mean it’s the only way. More responsible financial management and less interest in high-cost ‘gimmicks’ (biodigester, mini-turbines at the town hall for example) is needed, plus some serious

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More chapters ahead in the Book of Len Niagara Entrepreneurs to award Len Pennachetti its Lifetime Achievement Award By Mike Williscraft NewsNow With a career of achievements already behind him, Len Pennachetti says he has many more miles on his odometer. Among his cherished accomplishments: his prized, internationally recognized vineyard for Cave Spring Cellars; the building of Main Street Jordan into a major tourism entity, and; his tenure on the Vintners Quality Alliance board of directors during the time the VQA designation was developed and eventually proclaimed by the provincial government in 2000. For these key resume items, and others, the Niagara Entrepreneur of the Year Awards committee has named Pennachetti the winner of its Lifetime Achievement Award. While he certainly is thankful for the award and recognizes the gravity of the accolade, he is still left with a bit of a funny feeling. “It truly is a great honour,” said Pennachetti, who has won two NEYA awards in the past. “It’s the lifetime part I see as slightly humourous. I received a similar award years ago at Cuvee. I didn’t really understand what it meant. It was like what Mark Twain said, ‘Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated’.” “It feels a little like that.” Indeed, Pennachetti and his wife, Helen, launched a new chapter to their lives late last year when they sold off the hotel and restaurant aspects of their business to Vintage Inns. The vineyard and winery remain with Pennachetti. Some of his new available time is being poured in this relatively new post as chair of the Wine Council of Ontario, which he assumed in June 2017. His hope with efforts there is to overcome yet another ob-

Len Pennachettis in the place he is most comfortable, Main Street, Jordan. Williscraft - Photo

stacle for the wine-making industry, overcoming the legacy of prohibition. While some may wonder how prohibition, which was officially repealed in Ontario in 1927, could still be impacting the wine industry, look no further than the Liquor Control Board (LCBO). When prohibition dissolved, the LCBO was formed and has managed all things alcohol ever since. “Alcohol is nothing more than a toll gate for the government, a cash cow,” said Pennachetti. “Marijuana is in the verge of approval legislation. Those in the wine industry have hundreds of millions of dollars of investment over many decades and we still can’t get the tax breaks we deserve.” While those are long-term

goals, his realigned business career has other immediate tasks at hand which all drive from his Cave Spring vineyard. “I am very proud of that. Cave Spring, the land, that’s our brand,” said Pennachetti. “It’s our home. It’s a beautiful place, an iconic vineyard which produces wines known around the world. It is renowned as picturesque, enhanced even from when we arrived in the 1970s.” With that as a planning base, he also wants to see Main Street Jordan continue to evolve. “We created a tourism destination where there was nothing. In the 70s, you would never have put the words Jordan and tourism in the same sentence,” he said. Wine industry investment, good Niagara Escarpment planning and Greenbelt legis-

lation have all contributed to preserving and growing the tourism landscape in different ways, he added. For the wine industry specifically, Pennachetti pointed to the VQA designation as the turning point the industry needed. “That was huge. It made us respectable in a way. Before that, labels were meaningless. A label had no relationship to what was in the bottles. Now, if it says VQA, 100 per cent of the grapes grown came from the Niagara Peninsula,” noted Pennachetti. NEYA will present all of its hardware at its 24th annual awards presentation on Friday, Feb. 23 at White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa in Niagaraon-the-Lake; 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner. For tickets, $125 each, call 905-688-5757.


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Congrats, Len The lead of the feature on Page 10 pretty much sums things up: Len Pennachetti has a lot more to offer and it will be interesting to see where he takes things. The Niagara Entrepreneur of the Year Award committee has chosen “Mr. Main Street Jordan”, er Len, for its Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be handed out later this month. Having known Len for many years, debated him on many issues and having seen him in action, it seems clear he has many more things on his horizon to accomplish. He always has something on the go. Now that he has narrowed his focus by selling Inn on The Twenty some months ago, he can put his full efforts behind the wine industry and that bodes well for them. He is a deserving winner. Congratulations, Len M.W.

Want dough, sign on bottom line Lots to cover and I don’t have three pages of space to dilly dally, so let’s jump in. Corporate newspaper companies have been chewing on poor old Justin Trudeau and his government for not stepping up with the $30 million or so the daily honchos expected when they packed up and headed to Parliament Hill last fall. I made the point in the past and I would continue to make the point that there is no way the corporates should get a dime of taxpayer money to drive digital or any other aspect of their business while they continue to engage in downright silly business practices. Stupid things happen in this market weekly for sure but almost daily in some stretches. I’ve given examples in the past and am armed with plenty more, but I don’t’ want to take away from the main point which is, if any company wants to go to any government with hands out, they should – at the very least be willing to sign a fair business practice contract. Otherwise, all the feds would be doing is subsidizing, in my case, Torstar, to continue with pricing far below anything resembling market value. That is just one aspect of what should be demanded before consideration of one dime of taxpayer support could be considered. It is also hoped that any funding to fight the digital flow would trickle down to small papers such as this one and not just go to those well connected enough to earn an invite to present at a Parliamentary sub-committee. So there’s that. Not to be overshadowed,

MIKE WILLISCRAFT is the whole Patrick Brown digital and PC Party execution. Maybe execution is not the right word, and, in the end, his political death was his choice to some degree, but he was done like dinner in a matter of minutes once the story of this “indiscretions” lit up the interweb. Again, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I don’t have much use for the internet. Whether it’s feeding addiction issues, spreading hate and bullying, helping elect a buffoon as #45 in the U.S. or a host of other societal issues, I think we’d be in a better place without it. Now, clearly that won’t happen, so we are left to deal with new and funky kinds of fallout. Case in point, Mr. Brown, and that says nothing of former Niagara West Glanbrook MPP hopeful Rick Dykstra. The debate these two men find themselves in is far larger and multi-headed than simply being a serious matter based solely on their own conduct. Not to sound like a horrible human being, but it is hoped there actually is something to allegations made because these men are politically cooked, done, thanks for comin’ out. You can be in the camp

of good riddance to bad rubbish, and I won’t tell you you’re wrong. You could says these guys are getting railroaded fuelled by social media vigilantes and I can’t say you’re wrong either. The main point there being an old, seemingly dusty belief of citizens are innocent until proven guilty. Well, the court of public opinion moves much more swiftly than a real court of law. It shoots first and then decides if it should be bothered to ask questions later. In these two cases, it is different again in that politicians are held to a higher standard. Not only do they have to keep themselves clear of any impropriety but they have to stay clear of any appearance of impropriety or they get flipped to social media’s front burner and cooking becomes a matter of when, not if. The overall issue is so hot very few people are actually open to debate or real discussion on the matter or circumstance. Yes, many will voice an opinion and back it up with why they hold that position, but in a discussion participants are supposed to be open to the ideas of other participants in said discussion. When people previously thought to be sane start saying “innocent until proven guilty” should be chucked in order to expedite speedy penalties, that is where I get off the bus. The absolute best pieces, and I read upwards of 30 on the issue, regarding Patrick Brown’s cliff dive from grace came from Toronto Star’s Rosie DiManno. Two pieces, one Jan. 25 and another on the 26th. Find them online. I agree 100 per cent and can’t say it any better


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