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> GO station hot topic at town hall meeting Tuesday night Pg. 5 > BT student earns Junior Citizen nom Pg. 6 > World Day of Prayer event March 1 Pg. 8 > Duliban Insurance acquires FSB Pg. 10 Thursday, February 15, 2018 Vol. 6 Issue 41

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Chef Brad Rempel plates caesar salad as the West Lincoln Memorial Auxiliary readies for its annual Lasagna dinner last Friday at Mountainview Christian Reformed Church. Auxiliary volunteers (L to R) Diane Park, Agnes Hyma and Barb Wright were ready to serve those on hand. The auditorium was filled despite a rather nasty night weather-wise. Williscraft Photo

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Grimsby Public Art Gallery will host its Galleria D’Amore event at Cibo Osteria restaurant this Sunday, Feb. 18. The event will run from 4-7 pm. Cost is $35 per person, which includes salad, pizza, pasta, dessert, coffee/ tea/soft drinks with door prize draws as well. Tickets are available at the GPAG. Call 905-945-3246 or email: gpag@grimsby.ca for info.

Grow op proposal leaves cloud over meeting Few answers, indequate speakers left West Lincoln planning committee with little detail By Mike Williscraft NewsNow A lengthy public meeting regarding a rezoning application for a legal grow operation left West Lincoln’s Planning Committee pretty much where they started before it all took place.

Monday night, presenters for Sheh Jor Gao, asked committee members to consider the rezoning proposal to allow for the construction of 15 greenhouses – to accommodate 96 marijuana plants per greenhouse – on the 20.9 hectare

property at 1374 Port Davidson Road. Whether it was specs for a proposed carbon air filtration system to mitigate odour concerns or questions about yield and expected usage for the four people for whom the facility is to be

built to grow the medical use cannabis, committee members were repeatedly frustrated by a lack of answers. “We had two lawyers – one who also reviews books and the lead whose background is not OMB but criminal law – and an HVAC

technician. We did not have a planner or a grower/agricultural specialist,” said Coun. Joann Chechalk, who chairs the Planning Committee. “The questions we asked that were relative to the planning See GROW, Page 3


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GROW From Page 1 approval could not be answered to the public meeting.” Chechalk added that when the matter came up again on the Planning Committee agenda later that night, there was little to decide. “When the report came before committee later, staff were instructed to meet with the applicant and other agencies and come back with a recommendation report.” There was some consideration of rejecting the proposal Monday night, but planner Brian Treble reminded council it was appropriate to allow the process to move through the technical report phase and go to a recommendation. Paul Lewin, a lawyer

News Now • Thursday, February 15, 2018 • Page 3 who spoke on behalf of the applicant, told committee members his background was mainly criminal law, but had “morphed” into a cannabis specialty. Many committee members challenged Lewin’s comments at several points, but Coun. Terry Bell was relentless in his questioning. Bell repeatedly outline very clear and concise points laying out what he and his colleagues needed to know, but little information was forthcoming. At different points in the meeting, different information from what township officials had been lead to believe was offered. “This is the third public meeting. The first was a waste of time, the second was not much behind that. I am not sure why we would

entertain this application any further,” said Bell. “We’ve been more than fair,” added Bell, who noted there had been attempts at different points “to deceive the township and its residents”. Coun. Mike Rehner went a step further noting that an illegal grow op had been underway at the same location and it was found out. “When I informed the first planner on this file of that at the last public meeting he quit on the spot. I’ll do everything I can to stop this,” said Rehner. Coun. Cheryl Ganann also researched a considerable amount of information regarding yield and challenged virtually all the information provided which suggested all the plants grown were for personal medical use

by four people. She noted the average need of 50 gms/ person/day was about 16-20 times greater than the high end of the scale from a large study conducted in the Netherlands, which showed typical use of 1-3 gms/day. When this was noted, Lewin, added that the four would likely be using extractions from plants as food additives and that has a general yield ration of 10:1. Again, it was noted that without any of the four in attendance, or experts to speak to the issues, members of the committee where left wanting for answers. Staff are to follow up with the proponents and complete a report which will come forward at a future Planning Committee meeting.

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Catch the Ace Lottery from Royal Canadian Legion branch 127 grimsby. Thurs., Feb. 8. Jackpot starts at $325.50 49 cards left tickets on sale 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Everyone welcome. Grimsby Kinette Club -58th annual babysitting course -Running for 6 consecutive Thursdays starting Jan. 25 ending on Feb.25. From 7-8:30 pm. Cost $25 pp . Open to all area children who are at least 11 years of age as of the start of the course. Location: new Fire Station 2, 167 Mountain St., Grimsby. For info. or to register call or email Tracy 905-945-9540, tj.normie@gmail.com The Grimsby Kinsmen & NewsNow presents the 23rd annual Greater Grimsby Mini-Putt Tour Focusing on: Diagnostic Imaging. Join us on Sun., March 11, 2018 as we Mini-Putt through Grimsby’s finest establishments in support of the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation. To register a team call Bruce Bond at (905) 945-3948. Registrations available as of Feb 15th. For further info., or sponsor a golf hole visit: www.wlmhfoundtion.ca Storytelling Yoga. February 15th from 6:30PM to 7:30 PM at Caistorville branch of West Lincoln Public Programming. Introducing children to yoga at an early age can help them learn healthy lifestyle habits and set the foundation for a fit future. Story Telling yoga brings books alive for kids ages 3 and up, and their caregivers. Please bring a yoga mat or towel.

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and same time. 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 Learn to weave and create a bookmark. This Women’s Institute event will be at The Fleming Centre, Room D, 5020 Serena Drive, Beamsville. The date is Tues., Feb. 20, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is no charge to participate. Bring a packed lunch. Beverage supplied. So that enough supplies are on hand, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER. Phone Barb Stones 905 563-7274 or email bstones@cogeco.ca. Stitch It Club. February 20th from 2:30PM to 3:30PM at Caistorville branch of West Lincoln Public Library and February 21st from 1:30PM to 2:30PM at Smithville branch of West Lincoln Public Library. Do you knit or crochet? Want to learn? Join us for an afternoon of knitting, crochet or needlework in the library. Beginners welcome! Drop in every week Connect Hearing Tests. Feb. 20th from 2:00PM to 4:00PM at Caistorville branch of West Lincoln Public Library. Hearing loss negatively impacts one’s quality of life. Sign up for a complimentary hearing screening onsite with specialists from Connect Hearing. Free. Registration is

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GO plan topic of town hall meeting Some kudos, tons of questions and serious, ongoing concern met the presentation of the updated GO transit station Secondary Plan at Tuesday night’s Grimsby Planning Committee meeting. After Niagara Region community planning manager Diana Morreale and Grimsby’s director of planning Michael Seaman outlined updates to the proposed plan – which outlines land uses, height restrictions and much more – members of the gallery which filled council’s chambers voiced a host of concerns which still remained. Among them: • “Bonusing”, more height allowed for developers based on compensation given to the town. It was noted this was discretionary, by Seaman, so resident Dave Sharpe asked why raise the height restriction anywhere and limit the Town’s ability to generate compensation for bonusing? • Winston Road resident Dorothy Bothwell noted, currently, only eight parking spots are at the north end of Casablanca for use by the public to access the waterfront trail. She said the Town’s ownership of land adjacent to the old Fifth Wheel site was essential for future access. Planning Committee members Ald. Joanne Johnston and lay member Ken Agnew agreed. “We cannot afford to give up that prime piece of property,” said Agnew, who cited Burlington as an example of maintaining a municipal parking lot to allow waterfront access. For the full account of the secondary plan discussion, check NewsNow’s website; newsnowniagara.com

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Date: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 Time: 7 p.m. Location: COUNCIL CHAMBERS - Municipal Offices, 4800 South Service Road, Beamsville The Town is holding a public meeting for the proposed Official Plan Amendment that would result in the Beamsville GO Transit Station Secondary Plan being adopted into the Town Official Plan. To provide input: Speak at the public meeting. If you wish to speak you must register in advance by contacting Diane Campbell at Ext. 241 or via email at dcampbell@lincoln.ca. Submit comments in writing. Send comments in writing by email to dcampbell@lincoln.ca or drop off at Town Hall to the Planning Department. Study Area: Niagara Region, in partnership with the Town, retained Dillon Consulting Ltd. to provide consulting services to prepare a Secondary Plan to guide future development in the vicinity of the potential Beamsville GO Transit Hub Station site. The plan area is shown in the map below. The Plan envisions a concentration of mixed-use development that will include commercial and industrial lands coupled with residential development in a compact built form that will support ridership of the potential GO station in accordance with policies of the Provincial Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshow (The Growth Plan). Background: The draft Secondary Plan incorporates updates to Provincial policies including the 2014 Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) and the 2017 Growth Plan. The PPS speaks to the need to support long-term prosperity and social well-being by planning for strong, sustainable and resilient communities for people of all ages; a clean and healthy environment; and a strong completive economy. The Growth Plan policies speak to the formation and design of compact and complete communities; making efficient use of lands and infrastructure, supporting transit viability; supporting a range and mix of housing; and the integration of climate change into planning and managing growth. The draft Secondary Plan provides the opportunity to prepare policies in the context of the current planning policy framework, urban design practices, and market trends, and provide for a form of development which better supports ridership of the prospective GO station while stimulating economic growth and providing employment opportunities through a more compact built form. Relevant documents: On Feb. 8, 2018, the following document will be available for public review on the Town’s website at “http://www.lincoln.ca” www.lincoln.ca: Draft Secondary Plan For further information please contact Matt Bruder, MCIP, RPP, Associate Director of Planning and Development at Ext. 231. Appeal information: If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Town before the proposed Secondary Plan is adopted, the person or public body is: Not entitled to appeal the decision of the Town to the Ontario Municipal Board Not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board, unless in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party For more information about preserving your appeal rights contact Matt Bruder, MCIP, RPP, Associate Director of Planning and Development. If you wish to be notified of the adoption of the proposed Secondary Plan, you must make a written request to the Clerk of the Town and such request must include the name and address to which such notice should be sent. William J. Kolasa B.A. (HONS), M.P.A, A.M.C.T. Clerk/Director of Corporate Services

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On Friday, February 9, 2018. Betty spent her childhood moving between summers on the farm in Vineland and winters in the city of Ottawa. Betty had a lifelong love of learning. She studied science at Queen’s and met her late husband Ralph studying medicine at McGill. She returned to Vineland shortly after she was married and remained there for the rest of her life. She was an avid reader and traveled widely. She was a committed environmentalist and loved gardening and birdwatching. She and Ralph dedicated their lives to community service through fund-raising, volunteering and organizing many events including teas and raffles at Albright Manor, Museum of the Twenty, and Club of the Twenty Senior’s Group, Girl Guides and annual bazaars for St. John’s Anglican Church. Betty was twice named Citizen of the Year and was awarded the Order of Niagara by the Anglican Church of Canada for outstanding volunteer work with St. John’s Anglican Church, Jordan. The family would like to thank Albright Manor for their excellent and compassionate care of Betty during her time at the Manor and in her final days. Betty is survived by her 4 children, Anne (Moe), Susan, Richard, (Lee-Anne), and Margie, (Bruce), grandchildren Christianna (James) and Julie, her great-grandchildren Savannah and Beatrix, her sister Kay McKeever and her nephew Rod MacFadyen. The memorial service will be held at 10a.m., February 15, 2018, at St. John’s Anglican church in Jordan. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parkinson Society of Canada or to The Owl Foundation. Online condolences at tallmanfuneralhomes.ca

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It is with sad hearts we announce the passing of Jim who passed away at McNally House (Grimsby) on Saturday, February 3rd. Jim was in his 68th year. He is predeceased by his mother Grace Lauder and Brother (John) and Sister (Audrey) Jim will be missed by his sister Barbara (Tom), Brother Gary (Angela) sister Joanne (Paul) Brotherin-law Wayne, Sister Judy (Tom). Many nieces and nephews. And his best friend Laura. We wish to thank Dr. Habing and McNally House for the excellent care they gave Jim. According to Jim’s wishes there is no funeral, cremation has taken place. Jim will be buried with his Mom in a private service at a later date. We will miss his unique character, and his deep loyalty to his close friends and family Jim (Spinner) was a loving and very caring man. REST IN PEACE (SPINNER)

Lawson Robert Lester

Passed away at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, in his 86th year. Beloved husband of the late Nellie (nee Whitehead). Loved father, grandfather and grandfather of Linda Lawson: Jeffrey (Gavin) and Ryan (Justin, Avery, Ryan), Bobbie Ellis (Harold): Bobby Lee (Jeremy) and Cindy Lee (Ashley, Alexis), William Lawson, Gord Lawson (Denise): Stephanie (Brooke, Nathaniel, Rhys), Liam (Tyler, Emma), Gordon (Jade, Ebony, Ryan) and Kayla, Rob Lawson (LeighAnne): Heather and Greg. Predeceased by his parents Blanche and Edward and by his brothers Bill and Ralph. Cremation has take place. If desired, memorial contributions to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be sincerely appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to STONEHOUSEWHITCOMB FUNERAL HOME, GRIMSBY, 905-945-2755. www.smithsfh.com

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“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” After a valiant 16 year battle with cancer, Craig slipped away peacefully in the evening of February 10. Loved and loving husband of Cecilia and Dad of Catrina. Loved and deeply missed brother of Ian & Jean Warner, Summersville, West Virginia; Heather & Bill Wilson, Caistor Centre; Jean (late Edward) Romagnoli, Beamsville; Helen (late Bill) Zimmerman, Vineland; Andy & Marilyn Warner, Grimsby, and Robin Warner, Prince George, B.C. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Cremation. Arrangements through Tallman Funeral Homes. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Donaghy and the nursing staff of B and C Wings at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital. Your skill, empathy and understanding made his journey bearable. In memory of Craig, hug your furry friends today. Online condolences at www. tallmanfuneralhomes.ca

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Ruth passed away at Albright Manor on Monday, February 12, 2018 at the age of 87. She is now at peace after her last few years of health complications. Beloved and devoted wife of George for 61 years. Loving mother of Steve (Melanie) and the late Leslie Anne (1999). Cherished grandmother of Jennifer Ramirez (Diego), Jessica (Jason), Ryan and Robert. Proud greatgrandmother of Finn. Survived by her siblings Jewel (Lynn), Aileen (Phil), Gerald and Wilmer (Dorothy). Missed also by many nieces, nephews and friends. As per Ruth’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family gathering will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to STONEHOUSEWHITCOMB FUNERAL HOME, GRIMSBY, 905945-2755. www.smithsfh.com

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West Lincoln Memorial Auxiliary volunteer Cathy Smart shows guests Dell and Marion Watson where they can find a seat at Friday night’s annual lasagna dinner fundraiser at Mountainview Christian Reformed Church.

Provincial density standard faulty A couple of things need to be clarified regarding last week’s story which has generated an insane amount of attention - the proposal to build an eight-storey condo in downtown Grimsby, double the current max height allowed. First and foremost, this is a proposal which has not gotten to the Planning Committee, let alone council, so council has not allowed it, condoned it or even had a chance to speak to it. Granted, the track record is what trips most alarms when a project like this comes into view, but each circumstance is different and the direction Grimsby council chooses to take remains to be seen. There are a couple of letters published of the scores of email, texts and calls received. The intent is there, but the devil is in the detail. Second, and this has been stated many times before, council is not the one responsible for the floodgates of ridiculous densities in small-town settings. That would be your Liberal provincial government who set those standards. Any council has limited opportunity to control that flow and talented consultants learn quickly how to maximize every nuance for the benefit of developers. Again, Grimsby council has not helped itself in this regard, but they are not solely to blame. M.W.

Rare council exactor, did hell freeze? By the time Monday night had concluded when I closed my laptop about 2 a.m., I was sure the first thing I would do Tuesday morning, even before pressing on with deadline, was call my doc and make a medical appointment. Something had to be wrong, seriously wrong, but I was not sure what it could be. As I drifted off to sleep, it dawned on me. Last week I found myself agreeing with Grimsby council voting to include a property – the owners of which were not notified – on the Town’s Heritage Register. Not to throw cold water on a rare positive out of Grimsby council, but they should have shown this kind of leadership and heart years ago. As I said, this is a positive for the community as a whole, although it is recognized some property owners may not agree. When things are a matter of the greater community good, sometimes a few eggs need to be broken to ensure a harmonious recipe. It was stated at several points inclusion in the registry is little more than a time buffer to allow the Town to review a given property when a demolition permit is requested. Heritage is a massive part of Grimsby’s culture and draw as a great place to live. Sure, there will be those who have moved and will continue to move here merely for a cheaper pillow on which to lay their head at night, but many come here because of what the town was and is – to a more limited degree. Community change and evolve. I have not heard anyone deny that. But the way heritage has been figuratively slapped in the repeatedly harm the com-

MIKE WILLISCRAFT munity as a whole. Stepping up the plate to allow one simple safeguard, which is very limited in scope and impact, is the very least this council can do to take even one step in the direction. In a split vote, Aldermen Steve Berry, Dave Kadwell and Dave Wilson voted against including the building in the register due to the lack of notification of the new owner of the property in question. Aldermen Michelle Seaborn, Joanne Johnston, Nick DiFlavio, John Dunstall and Carolyn Mullins were in favour. It is hoped council shows the same resolve in the face of the request to double the allowable height from four to eight storeys for the condo proposed for downtown Grimsby. And that brings me to the Hatfields and the McCoys of West Lincoln. The two long-feuding factions around the township horseshoe were sidled up to each other and proponents of a rezoning to allow a legal grow op were in all their sights. Straight up, West Lincoln council did an absolutely stellar job dismantling what was - at best - fractured information regarding the rezoning proposal. While several council-

lors around the table noted they basically did not trust anything they were hearing, and they have lots of good reason to feel that way, several were systematic in providing far more detail via their own research than was offered by the proponents acting on behalf of the absent applicant. Throw into the mix that the medical practitioner who signed off on the four “patients” medical use license applications is basically a cosmetic doctor – botox applications and such – and one could easily see why there was so much head scratching going on. So thanks for that Coun. Cheryl Ganann. If Ganann scored a nine on an imaginary scoring system for her efforts, Terry Bell scored a 10. In what was easily his most effective stretch I have witnessed, Bell was meticulous in going through much of the earlier data provided, discrediting that and moving on to the updated information presented and providing questions to show why much of that just didn’t jive. With those two standouts, all members of council were on the same page, it was a joint effort. But seriously folks, my goal with this space is to point out what I believe is in the greater good of the community as a whole, not for one individual person or business. That is and always should be the goal of people who are in a position to do something about it. Both Grimsby and West Lincoln Council did something which took their respective municipalities in that direction and for that, taxpayers should be truly thankful.


Eight-storey condo proposal “bad decision”: writer Dear Editor, I suppose the polite thing to do would be to thank the DeSantis conglomerate for their efforts to contribute to Grimsby’s downtown. But they have delivered a giant eightstorey insult to the citizens of Grimsby. Mr. DeSantis, we may be quiet, gentle and sometimes even laid back, but we are not stupid enough to give a collective nod for

you to build an eightstorey monstrosity in the middle of our downtown. It was a bad business decision and a bad marketing decision to launch with an eightstorey deal. I find it most amusing that your Century Condos proposal actually out-bullies the elected bullies at town hall. Even Bob the Builder has no idea how many

eyes in this town are watching as this soap opera unfold. We’ll en-

joy the show. Ken Cherney Grimsby

Resident feels powerless over changes Dear Editor, I have lived and loved living in Grimsby nearly 40 years. It is breaking my heart what our current council is doing to it. Have we no say in this monster they are building which will destroy our downtown. I know we have to move with the times, but I remember we used to hope to be another NOTL. I think what is worse is that there seems nothing we can do to stop this. Concerned resident Kate Allsop

Heritage register inclusion with no approval wrong: reader Dear Editor, Not having read in detail the Canadian Constitution, I can only guess that there is no guarantee to citizens of property rights; otherwise how could Grimsby Council in-

clude the Danish Lutheran Church on its Heritage Register, as reported in NewsNow, without either the knowledge or agreement of the congregation? And this, despite the

fact that the site was proposed for inclusion on the register, earlier, when its removal was requested by church officials. This does not constitute an act of democracy.

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