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Grimsby photographer Mitchell Brown caught this awesome shot while freezing on a shoot in Quebec. An exhibit of Brown’s work will be on display at Station One Coffeehouse this Saturday, Jan. 13. For more details, please turn to Page 13.
Prudhomme’s plan one step closer to shovels By Mike Williscraft NewsNow A near-capacity council chamber was on hand Monday night for the first of two public meetings regarding Lincoln’s highly anticipated Prudhomme’s Landing development. A second meeting to review the latest design projections for the
project, which will generate new homes for 6,000-7,000 residents, was held Tuesday night, also at Lincoln’s town hall. Associate director of planning, Matt Bruder, gave a detailed overview of the project to date, including all the adjustments made in the design to date which accommodated concerns of both resident
and residents. “We want to make sure this is a place that people want to visit,” said Bruder, noting two years has gone into creating the development footprint to date. Bruder noted the project would include a Main Street feature with expanded space “to allow for patios and such” as well as other ame-
nities, a waterfront promenade, and more features. On the infrastructure side of the ball, the Town has included a 1218m buffer zone to the west end between new-build areas and the existing Victoria Shores neighbourhood at the foot of Victoria Avenue. See BUILD, Page 5
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From Page 1 Two 18-storey buildings are part of the proposal. These two buildings will provide landmarks to give Prudhomme’s a sense of place,” said Bruder. Other important aspects of infrastructure are accesses for emergency services and setting in place adequate sewage and water systems not only to accommodate the proposed plan but any future development as well, he added. The Town has had ongoing meetings with Victoria Shores residents and its association with both sides speaking favourably of progress made on concerns raised. Resident Francine Kell noted that her understanding from a recent meeting was any road connection to Victoria Shores would be for emergency services only, possibly with bollards. Bruder clarified that several options are being considered to mitigate impacts of a connection, but no design has been chosen at this point. While Ann Straub noted her concern with schools and capacity for new children in the area, Coun. Wayne MacMillan said that concern is on the plate of District School Board of Niagara. “The board knows all the facts. The board
makes the decisions if the schools there are sufficient or if they need a new build,” said MacMillan. One resident inquired as to why there was a zoning for a portion of the property which is shown conservation land on current mapping. Angela Buonamici, project coordinator for developer FBH Group noted the conservation designations are tentative as no reports have been received about the sensitivity of those two areas. Another major aspect, not of the development but of the adjacent QEW interchange, is the possible redevelopment of that area by the Ministry of Transportation. It was suggested by the MTO that an overhaul may be in order, but there has been no subsequent communication about the scope or timing. “It is important to diligently pursue that with the MTO,” said Coun. Tony Brunet, adding, “The MTO can very difficult to get in front of.” CAO Mike Kirkopoulos said staff are on it. “We have reached out locally to MTO contacts in Niagara Falls and St. Catharines. It is time to go higher up,” said Kirkopoulos Bruder said, if things progress well, shovels could be in the ground in 2019.
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Thank You! As the holiday season wraps up, I want to take a moment to recognize the incredible support and dedication of all those involved in making our Christmas Hamper Program of 2017 such a success. Through the generosity of the businesses, organizations, and individuals in our community, GBF Community Services distributed a total of 331 Christmas Hampers, tangibly exemplifying the kindness and compassion of the people of Grimsby. Through these 331 hampers of hope, GBF Community Services was able to provide OVER 4,700 KG OF FOOD to those of our neighbours who needed it most. The outpouring of support, through food, gifts, or financial donations, coupled with the hard work and time offered by our hundreds of volunteers, meant that 307 CHILDREN and 386 ADULTS living in our community enjoyed a wonderful holiday season, with a turkey on the table and gifts under the tree, when they, otherwise, would not have been able to. The spreading of goodwill and cheer in our community would be near impossible without the help of some very important people. We are immeasurably grateful to Hitchman Trailers and Supply Ltd. for providing a rental truck with which to pick up donations from our community’s schools, NRB Inc. and the Grimsby Fire Fighters Association for providing the muscle in loading all collected donations, Fred Koornneef for picking up and delivering donated food and gifts to be packaged into hampers, and to the Trinity United Church for providing their facilities to our dedicated group of volunteers who prepared the Christmas Hampers. Every year, we are amazed at the level of happiness and gratitude expressed by families receiving Christmas Hampers, and the joy felt by everyone involved in creating and delivering the holiday spirit. We look forward to doing it all again next year, with your continued help. On behalf of everyone at GBF Community Services, I would like to wish everyone health and happiness in the new year. The compassion and dedication that is so eagerly expressed by the Grimsby community mean that more and more of our neighbours can confidently and optimistically look to a brighter future in 2018. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
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Winter Winefest this weekend Main Street Jordan will be packed this weekend - Jan. 12-14 - with Winter Winefest revellers. The annual event brings together all things wine and food, along with fashion, music and fun. Admission is free to the street festival and a token system is used for good and drink. Celebrity chef Susur Lee will make his first appearance at the event. He will be hosting the popular ‘Sparkling Dinner’ on Jan. 13 and the ‘Icewine Brunch’ on Jan. 14, bringing his flair for authentic culinary flavours
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On hand for the presentation to the Lincoln Community Fund were (L to R) Lincoln’s senior communications advisor Carrie Beattie, Mayor Sandra Eason, Prudhomme’s researcher Fraser Earle and Niagara Community Foundation executive director Bryan Rose.
Book to have legacy It was important to Fraser Earle when he started research on “Prudhomme’s: Creating a Niagara Legend.” that the book have a legacy in the community. Earle, on behalf of co-author David Stouck as well, donated more than $2,500 to the Lincoln Communnity Fund, while more than $1,000 has gone directly to other charities. Lincoln Mayor Sanda Eason also donated over $2,000 from Lincoln’s Canada 150 Homecoming event.
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Sierra 1500 Double Cab Elevation Edition Lease: Lease based on suggested retail price of $46,550, includes, $1000 manufacturer-to-consumer GM Card Application Bonus (offer applies to individuals who apply for a Scotiabank GM Visa Card [GM Card] or current GM Card cardholders) (tax inclusive), $2,000 manufacturer-to-dealer lease cash (tax exclusive), and a manufacturer-to-dealer $3,050 New Year Lease Bonus (tax exclusive) for an eligible new 2018 Sierra Double Cab Elevation Edition at participating dealers. Bi-weekly payment is $195 for 48 months at 2.5% interest rate on approved credit to qualified retail customers by GM Financial. $3,100 down payment is required. Total obligation is $23,429, plus applicable taxes. 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 $20,055. See dealer for details. Discounts vary by model. Dealer 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. Offers may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. ®Registered trademark of The Bank of Nova Scotia. Sierra 1500 Double Cab Elevation Edition Finance: Offer available to qualified retail customers in Canada for vehicles financed and from between January 3 – January 31, 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 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab Elevation Edition. Suggested retail price is $47,750. $0 down payment or equivalent trade-in required. $47,750 financed at 0% nominal rate equals $628 per month for 72 months. Total Value consists of $3,050 manufacturer-to-dealer (tax exclusive) New Year Lease Bonus, $2,100 manufacturer-to-dealer Finance Cash (tax exclusive and $1,000 manufacturer-to-consumer GM Card Application Bonus (offer applies to individuals who apply for a Scotiabank GM Visa Card [GM Card] or current GM Card cardholders) (tax inclusive). Cost of borrowing is $0 for a total obligation of $40,851. Taxes, $1,700 freight and PDI, $100 air conditioning charge (where applicable), PPSA, license, insurance, registration and applicable fees, levies and duties (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. Acadia SLE-1 AWD Lease: Lease based on suggested retail price of $38,140 includes $750 manufacturer-to-consumer GM Card Application Bonus (offer applies to individuals who apply for a Scotiabank GM Visa Card [GM Card] or current GM Card cardholders) (tax inclusive) and $1,500 manufacturer-to-dealer New Year Lease Bonus (tax exclusive) towards the lease of an eligible new 2018 GMC Acadia SLE-1 AWD at participating dealers. Bi-weekly payment is $189 for 48 months at 0.9% interest rate on approved credit to qualified retail customers by GM Financial. $1,700 down payment is required. Total obligation is $21,351, plus applicable taxes. 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 $15,516. See dealer for details. Discounts vary by model. Dealer 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. Offers may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. ®Registered trademark of The Bank of Nova Scotia.Terrain SLE FWD Lease: Lease based on suggested retail price of $32,090, includes $500 manufacturer-to-consumer GM Card Application Bonus (offer applies to individuals who apply for a Scotiabank GM Visa Card [GM Card] or current GM Card cardholders) (tax inclusive) and $1,500 manufacturer-to-dealer New Year Lease Bonus (tax exclusive) towards the lease of an eligible new 2018 GMC Terrain SLE FWD at participating dealers. Bi-weekly payment is $159 for 48 months at 0.9% interest rate on approved credit to qualified retail customers by GM Financial. $1,250 down payment is required. Total obligation is $17,743, plus applicable taxes. 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 $13,157. See dealer for details. Discounts vary by model. Dealer 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. Offers may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. ®Registered trademark of The Bank of Nova Scotia. Feature Legal: 1 Sierra 5-star Overall Vehicle Score applies to 1500 series vehicles. U.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). 2 Visit onstar.ca for vehicle availability. Services and connectivity vary by model, conditions as well as geographical and technical restrictions. Requires active OnStar service and data plan. Data plans provided by AT&T or its local service provider. 3 The OnStar Basic Plan is available on eligible new and pre-owned vehicles equipped with OnStar 4G LTE hardware for 5 years or the remaining term. The Basic Plan is transferable to subsequent owners for the remaining term. It includes the monthly Diagnostics Report emails (capabilities vary by model), Dealer Maintenance Notification, access to select vehicle mobile app features and more. Your vehicle must have been compatible with the vehicle’s mobile app prior to the OnStar 4G LTE hardware upgrade, if applicable. 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July 8th 1952 – January 3rd 2018 [m[ Allan McGill passed after a lengthy illness at Woolcot wing, Welland hospital survived by brothers Hughie, Brian and Bobby, sisters Josephine, Anne-Marie, Beverly and Betty-Lou. Celebration of life at Grimsby Legion Sat. Jan. 20th from 3 pm to 7 pm. Special thanks to Corine McGill.
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To our wonderful friends and neighbours who shared words, memories and our grief after losing both our parents this past year. Mom was the rock, and now she is gone too. The family chose to wait until everyone was home to lay her to rest next to Dad. We chose the coldest day of 2017 with forty four people huddled around the grave for a beautiful, but mercifully short, service (thank you Ken). What started as a somber event turned to sharing of memories and good times when we celebrated our granddaughter’s 4th birthday immediately following the frigid gathering. We know Mother was pleased. Our deepest thanks to Don and Maggie Smith for their caring, Denise Marshall for taking the time to walk her dog past the house for a visit, to Lolly and Ken Pettigrew for their exceptional help, to McNally House and the wonderful staff and volunteers, to our ‘newly adopted sister’ Sue Gracey, and to Robbie Gibson who has always been more than a good neighbour. Thanks also to Geoff Willis and Don Smith who shared with us that this was more than business, it was personal. Thanks again for all the kindness closing out 2017 well. Best wishes for 2018. The Clausen Family Bill, Andy, Jack & Ruth
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HOLY SPIRIT, you who solve all problems, light all roads so that I can attain my goal. You who give me the divine gift to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances of my life you are with me. I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things as you confirm once again that I never want to be separated from you ever, and in spite of all material illusion, I wish to be with you in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy toward me and mine. The person must say this prayer three consecutive days. After three days the favour requested will be granted, even if it may be difficult. This prayer must be published after your favour is granted, without mentioning the favour. A special thanks to St. Rita, St. Jude, Sacred Heart, Blessed Virgin Mary and all the angels and saints. Only your initials shall appear at the bottom. C.E. I would like to thank all my friends and family that have been praying for Diane. Your prayers have been answered.
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Award-winning photographer MItchell Brown was instantly hooked on his image-making passion when he got his first camera at age 16. From that point, he has not looked back. His passion has led to some great shots, including the Page 1 Great Grey Owl. “It’s that moment when everything comes together after waiting in anticipation such as with the Great Grey Owl,” said Brown, adding he got the shot in a provincial park in Quebec. “We had followed it for over an hour, throughout the trees, as it searched for food. It perched itself just out of reach and the game of patience began to play out. It was very cold that day and we feared the owl would outlast us in the brutal temperatures. Just as we de-
Grimsby photographer Mitchell Brown will exhibit his work this Saturday at Station One Coffeehouse. cided to admit defeat, ing Touched by Fire, a the moment happened, yearly juried Art show the Great Grey flew and sale presented by right down to within the Mood Disorders Asfeet of us, long enough sociation of Ontario and for a few images before he has been published taking flight again to in several publications continue his hunt. It’s over the years. moment like that which His Saturday show, make it all worthwhile.” “Across Our Land”, is Brown’s work has photos from across been accepted into Canada in the last year. juried shows includ- It starts at 7 p.m.
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Lincoln Mayor Sandra Easton, left, chats with a group of visitors at the Town’s annual New Year Levee at the Fleming Centre on Saturday. Among the crowd was her mother, Margaret, centre. Others in the discussion were (L to R) Johanna Deacon, Caron Edwards and Jill Richardson. Williscraft - Photo
Minimum wage issue not simple Ensuring those at the low end of the economic scale can earn a living wage is not as simple as just jacking the minimum wage as the esteemed Kathleen Wynne purports. Once you get into the corporate environs, all bets are off, though. Many point at the Galen Weston’s of the world and say he makes ridiculous money, why not share a little. Taxation of the rich is another matter, but that is a valid concern just the same. Having the Liberals nurture a lightening rod in Tim Hortons only serves them well in changing the narrative and taking the heat off them for putting many small businesses in immediate economic jeopardy with the Jan. 1 pay hike. For a mom and pop business, it likely means more hours for them and a loss of hours or a part-time student position to offset increased cost. For a bigger operation it mean hikes for minimum wage workers, but hikes up the ladder as well. That is where complication comes in and exponential economic impact devastates. It just comes across as election-year desperation of something which could have been beneficial. M.W.
Night/day planning scenarios Anyone with kids will understand the sentiment “the bad child gets all the attention”. It is true. That is why for ages the kids who crave more attention are the bad actors - generally speaking, but it certainly was the case in our family growing up. For that reason, I end up giving most of my attention to Grimsby Council. Boy, do they need attention. It doesn’t really do any good, it seems, but most councils can be covered by attending the main council meetings, as opposed to attending subcommittee meetings. The problem in Grimsby – and West Lincoln to a slightly lesser degree – is the conversations (if there are any at all at council) can be polar opposites. In many cases aldermen will vote the opposite way to their initial wishes in those meetings. So Monday night, I ventured to Lincoln’s Planning Committee meeting to take in the public meeting (the first of two) regarding the Prudhomme’s Landing development. While that project has been moving at glacial speed, it is being done right, the developer has been incredibly patient and it will be something to behold when that space is built out with its 6,000-7,000 shiny new Lincoln residents. That’s about a 25 per cent increase in the municipality’s population by the way. Throughout much of the conversation I was surprised how the residents were treated with such kid gloves, mainly in the meeting the Victoria Shores residents and their worries over a roadway connection to the new build which will be to their east. I noted the difference to one Grimsby alderman who dropped in to see how the other half live on his way out
MIKE WILLISCRAFT the door. On that road connection, that really is not an option. It is certainly understood residents in Victoria Shores want a quiet, self-contained neighbourhood but it should also be understood that emergency services planning will trump any wish of the neighbourhood. With that many residences and businesses in the area, maximum access for fire and other emergency services must be in place and the minimum widths of those accesses are all clearly established to allow vehicles to get through. The Town clearly is doing all it can to mitigate impacts, as was noted several times, but as with density patterns, provincial standards will take over and whatever will be will be (right Doris Day?). On the height issue, if Lincolnites (if that is a word) have not been following the exploits of Grimsby’s Winston Road area, they had better sit up and take note because that planning wave is rolling east and Lincoln is the next stop on that GO bus. The GO development has provided the Town of Grimsby with a “do whatever you want” card they never seemed to need. Higher, denser, pack-’emin project after project have rolled out, all with the prov-
ince’s blessing. The shading issue was brought up in Lincoln and it has come up in Grimsby as well. It is quite likely the only aspect of the density question which could create any limitations down the road. Again in contrast, Grimsby has just been cranking through development project after project, stack ’em and rack ’em style. By comparison, the Prudhomme’s project has been two years in development already and those at the meeting were told it could be 2019 before a shovel is in the ground. Wow, that is one patient developer the Town has in FBH. It was nice to see how a well-run council operates... glad I went. ****** Believe me, in 30-plus years in this industry I have been humbled plenty of times, but nothing on the scale of the last week. We have had day where our phone lines were fully lit for hours straight, people driving in from St. Anns and Wellandport on the coldest days of the year and folks walking in the door or calling to offer their support on this volunteer pay program started last week. All have had incredibly nice things to say. Every single one of those people is greatly appreciated and I will do my best to provide honest, fair and straightforward content and opinion. We still have a long ways to go, but we are off to a great start. I got so many letters, I had to print a few. It will not be an ongoing, self-serving affair, but I wanted to note the offering from Gwen Medcalf, as a resident and business operator her sentiments covered both ends of the scale. Thanks very much for those kind words, Gwen.
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