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Thursday, July 13, 2017 Vol. 6 Issue 10

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Up in Smoke

Belongings, businesses, livelihoods went up in smoke last Thursday in a three-alarm fire which claimed four businesses, two apartments and some hearts of those who watched firefighters battle the blaze which caused more than $2 million in damages. No cause has been determined. See Pages 2-4 for more coverage. Williscraft - Photo


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Clockwise anatomy of a three-alarm fire

(top Right) Grimsby firefighters knocked down flames at the rear of The Dressing Room and started to get into the roof and wall as best they could to get ahead of flames. Start above and work your way across the to the top right of Page 3 and back to down in a clockwise manner to follow the chronological flow of Thursday afternoon, July 6, in downtown Grimsby. (Above) Just after 2 p.m., about 40 minutes after the initial call was made to 911, little seemed out of place on Main Street, save for the aerial truck ready to go. Grimsby Farmers market vendors were setting up. (Right) And lastly, at 4:30 p.m. the following day (Friday), Grimsby Fire Chief Mike Cain, right, discusses how to set up traffic cones to partially re-open Main Street as the site goes from being a fire scene to a construction site.

See more coverage on Page 4

The fire was brought under control about 8 p.m. Main Street looked decided differently in the early morning hours the next day.

West Lincoln Fire had the crucial task of keeping flames from extending west to the post office. Jim Hiscott, Zoli Rakonjac and Capt. Rick Tansley worked as a team at about 6 p.m.


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Wind played a key roll in pushing the fire in different directions. Early in the afternoon the southerly wind pushed flames deeper into the building. By 2:37 p.m. smoke billowed from all corners of apartment above The Dressing Room, with firefighters, again, trying to get ahead.

Photos By Mike Williscraft

By 4:45 a southerly wind gave Main Streer a blanket of thick black smoke.

(Above) Cooling stations, oxygen tanks and lots of cold water was set up on Elm Street as serious heat and humidity necessitated immediate cooling measures when firefighters got away from the fire. (Left) Capt. Mike Baran gets his arms immersed in bags of ice water on the arms of a chair with a cold compress on the back of his neck at 3:20 p.m. (Below) By 4:23 p.m. winds had shifted from the east blowing smoke west on Main Street. NRP had ordered an evcuation with a quarter-mile radius about 45 minutes earlier.


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West Niagara service clubs, organizations and non-profit groups are welcome to submit meeting dates, fundraising information and invitations to the public in News Now’s Around Town feature. This service is provided free of charge and is done on a space availability basis. Smithville Legion Br. 393. July 2017 events Monday - Friday free pool 2-5 pm. Monday cribbage 2-4 pm, Tuesday free pool noon-10 pm, Thursday euchre 2-4 pm. Thursday 13th & 27nd bingo 6 pm, Friday 14th & 28th wings & entertainment night. Candy bar bingo (kids & adults) Saturday 29th 10am – 11am, community pig roast incl. salads, beans & bun Saturday August 12th 3 pm $15.00 seniors & under 10 $10.00 under 5 free. Children’s activities. You do not have to be a legion member to participate everybody welcome. Hall rental available. BINGO - St. Helen bingo progressive jackpot is $1,400 in 57 numbers Thurs. July 13, 11 a.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 612 Beamsville, 5545 Regional Rd. 81. Also $1,000 in prizes every week. Admission is free. The cost is $10 for a threestrip book and there will be special games and other cards available. Daubers can be purchased on site. The Legion is licensed and light lunch and refreshments on hand. Make it @ the Gardens Learn to Make Wildflower Seed Balls. July 13th from 11:00AM to Noon at Hank MacDonald Park in Smithville. Join Erin, Community Garden Coordinator from Niagara West Community Garden Collective to learn how to make Wild Flower Seed Balls at Hank MacDonald Park. $2 per person. Registration required through Smithville branch of West Lincoln Public Therapy Tails @ the Library. July 13th from 2:00PM to 3:00PM at Smithville branch of West Lincoln Public Library. Timid about reading aloud? Kids, book a time and come read to a real furry friend! Free. Ages 6 - 12. Registration is required. Wiggly Wonders. July 14th from 10:30 to 11:30AM at Caistorville branch of

West Lincoln Public Library. Niagara Farm Project presents Vermiculture for kids! Things are about to get slimy! $2 per person. Registration is required. Summer Beach Party. July 15th from 1:00 to 2:00PM at Wellanport branch of West Lincoln Public Library. Grab your sunglasses and beach towel, slap on some sunscreen, and join us at our library summer beach bash. $2 per person. Registration is required. Magic Revealed. July 18th from 2:30 to 3:30PM at Caistorville branch of West Lincoln Public Library. Learn the secrets magicians don’t want you to know. Amaze your friends and family with your magical talents! $2 per person. Registration is required. Tech Makerspace - Angry Birds Sphero. July 18th from 11:00AM to Noon at Smithville branch of West Lincoln Public Library and July 19th from 6:30-7:30PM at Caistorville branch of West Lincoln Public Library. Bring Angry Birds to life with Sphero! $2 per person. Registration is required. Al Kazaam Magic Show. July 19th from 1:00 to 2:00PM at Smithville branch of West Lincoln Public Library. Prepare to be amazed by magician Al Kazaam! $2 per person. Registration is required. Mad Science. July 19th from 1:00 to 2:00PM at Wellandport branch of West Lincoln Public Library. Join us for a Mad Science rocket demo at the library!. $2 per person. Registration is required. Rose Cottage Visiting Volunteers July 20/2017 in partnership with the VON Presents Caregiver Education: “From Stress to Strength” A FREE series for individuals caring for a family member or friend with a long-term health condition and want to learn about managing stress, coping strategies & linking with re-

sources. Being held at Rose Cottage Drop in Program Mountainview Church, 290 Main St. E., Grimsby, 1:30 – 3 PM, August 17/2017. Call our office to register, 905.309.5071 or Kelsey at 289.696.5226 Outdoor Movie Night, July 22/17. Benefitting the local food bank. Admission, non-perishable food item. Centennial Park (Nelles School) 108 Main St. E., Grimsby. Family Activities at 7:30 PM, movie staarts at 9 PM Self Awareness and Higher Consciousness July 23rd. Held at Conversations Cafe in Beamsville, downstairs, from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Cost: $10.00 to cover room rental and donation to Convos Youth Group. Meeting, every other Sunday starting higherconsciousness2@ gmail.com. Grimsby Photo Group, Wed. July 26, 7-8:30 p.m. Street photography. If taking candid, spontaneous photographs appeals to you, then you’ll want to give street photography a try. Join us to uncover some simple techniques for creating effective street photographs. We will meet at Station 1 Coffeehouse (28 Main St. E., second floor in Grimsby). All skill levels from the cell phone user to the tablet user to DSLR users are welcome. For more information, check our Facebook page at https:// w w w. f a ce b o o k . co m / GrimsbyPhotoGroup/ Quilt and Fashion Show Grimsby Seniors Club are holding their annual Quilt and Fashion Show. With Grimsby Benenevolent fund Fashions on Thursday August 10,2017 @ !:30 pm At the Livingston Activity Centre 18 Livingston Ave. Grimsby. Tickets are $7.00 and can be purchased at the Centre office, phone 905-309-2075Only 120 tickets will be sold. No Tickets at the door

Partial demolitiion at the rear of Pics Plus began late Friday immediately after the affected buildings were transitioned from a fire scene - being released by Grimsby Fire - to a construction scene. Wiliscraft - Photo

Three-alarm, $2 million-plus fire devastates downtown Grimsby By Mike Williscraft NewsNow A three-alarm fire burned for seven hours before being brought under control causing $2 million-plus in damages on Thursday afternoon in downtown Grimsby. Grimsby Fire Chief Mike Cain said the initial call came in at 1:20 p.m. and at about 1:45 p.m. it seemed firefighters had been able to get ahead of the flames. However, fire got into the walls and roof of the “balloon construction” building, which made it near impossible to extinquish. “We got the big initial fire knocked down and thought we had it. When we investigated, we realized it was in the walls and roof,” said Cain, who added more than 70 firefighters were fighting flames at one point. Lincoln and West Lincoln Fire were also called in at 3 p.m. and 4:20 p.m. respectively. The Dressing Room, Pics Plus, Yoga Plus and CTS Computer Repairs as well as two apartments were destroyed. There were no injuries and two dogs were freed from one apartment with no problem. Town of Grimsby officials set up meetings for the residents and businesses in the core to create a solid information base for all. A 211 information line was also put in place. Kevin Pahor of the Ontario Fire

Marshal’s office said the final report would be “at least” a month before being made public and it could be longer. “We have recovered some video surveillance footage from inside the building from security cameras and the equipment was damaged,” said Pahor. “We will wait to see the results of that, so it could be a while.” As for the future of the buildings, both Cain and Pahor said that would be up to an engineers assessment but both noted that, being a century building and balloon construction (design went top to bottom with no break in between floors so damage is thorough) it was noted renovating as opposed to rebuilding was unlikely. “It is an integrated building. Pics Plus, which was in the centre, was devastated, so it would be tough for the structure to hold its integrity,” said Cain. The age and design of the building made fighting the blaze very difficult, said Cain. That, and shifting winds kept firefighters from gaining control until about 8 p.m. Thursday night. Main and Elm were only partially opened after 4:30 p.m. on Friday and the site was shifted from being a fire scene to a construction site with initial demolition of the rear of Pics Plus starting right way.


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Lincoln’s News Now the coming weeks. One of the principles of long-term capital planning is to optimize the investment in existing municipal infrastructure to ensure that all assets are in a So what is the capital condition that allows them to meet intended budget? service levels and community expectations. A bal• It is those items like roads, parks, and buildings ance between growth and renewal should ensure that are “hard” infrastructure that municipalities that investments in infrastructure assets maximize must replace and build. benefits, lower risk, and provide satisfactory levels of service to the public. Why is this important? With both an aging and growing community, The Town of Lincoln is responsible for providing balancing investment choices between renewal and and maintaining capital assets and infrastructure growth is a significant challenge. As infrastructure to serve our residents and businesses. This can only ages, more maintenance is or This year across Niagara there is an increase in ticks. Ticks are usually foundand in rehabilitation forested areas occur if we are sustainable in maintaining our capital required to ensure that infrastructure is performing areas with long grass. They attach to a passing person or animal. infrastructure our financial assets over the and wellAmerican and continuing meet the needs oftick citizens. There are twoassets typesand of ticks: blacklegged (or deer) dog.toThe blacklegged may At long-term. the same time, demands arise for new infrastructure carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. Public infrastructure is essential to all residents and to support growth. The Town of Lincoln regularly mows and upkeeps stormwater ponds where tall grass can be businesses in the Town of Lincoln and critical to the present to reduceofthe ofregional ticks. economy. competitiveness ouramount local and This year you will see us look at projects in the Niagara Region Healthmaintain provides informationfollowing about ticks, The ability to buildPublic and properly ways:how to protect yourself and what to do if you findisaessential tick on to you or anweanimal. infrastructure assets ensure can 1. Basic renewal projects usually your roads and provide • Wear light coloured clothing to help spot ticks services and remain an attractive and cost parks; effective • Use insect repellents that contain DEET or Icaridin. Always follow the manufacturer’s place to live, work and play. 2. Preparing for growth related projects which are instructions. Over the last 9 years our capital expenditures year funded through development charges and not year have increased and decreased. Our goal is on the back of the levy; over • Do daily full body checks on yourself, your children and pets after coming in from the to ensure we invest as necessary and maintain a level 3. And those transformational projects, that are outdoors investment that is affordable. The impact on taxes critical for the future of our community. of • Cut your grass and dispose of leaf litter where ticks can live also ranged - from a - 1.2% decrease in capital has• Outdoor workers should shower or bath within two hours of being in forested or long spending a 0.4 % increase in spending. This year some additional items will also be grass to areas This year, and as of today, we are looking at recommended to ensure investment in basic services If you find a tick on you or your dog and you think it is a blacklegged tick or you can’t identify something in the 0.3% range, plus examining other and infrastructure as well as items that Council it, you can bring it to a Niagara Region Public Health office or to the Town of Lincoln office. The ways to address our roads infrastructure deficit. At identified throughout the year. These items specifiTown willofcourier to Niagara Region Public for testing. use Culture the instructions found the end the day,itCouncil will be reviewing the Health bud- cally focus onPlease the Sport, and Recreation on Public Health’s website for removing a tick and how to submit for testing (www.niagararegion. get and providing direction and budget guidance in Department (Facilities, Cemeteries and Parks).

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Region sets two per cent 2018 budget target At this week’s Niagara Region budget committee meeting, regional council directed staff to undertake 2018 budget preparations with tax levy increase guidance of two per cent. The budget guidance provided tonight is below the average target of many other regional and municipal governments in Ontario.  When broken down, this guidance corresponds to a 1.5 per cent increase for the Region’s operating budget, and .5 per cent increase earmarked for the 2021 Canada Summer Games. The approved budget guidance of two per cent also applies to the Region’s rate programs of Water and Waste Water and Waste Management. For the average homeowner with a property valued by MPAC at $248,200, a two per cent increase

on the Regional portion of their property taxes would equal approximately $29 annually. The average homeowner in Niagara currently pays about $1,461 in Regional property taxes each year. Regional staff will now spend the next several months developing budget options for council’s consideration and approval. These options will be presented to Council in the fall when the budget review committee resumes deliberations. “The two per cent budget guidance passed tonight by council is a prudent decision that will continue to keep Regional property taxes as low as possible, while ensuring we can make required investments across the region. The 2018 budget provides the important resources to move strategic projects across

the finish line and drive economy prosperity, while we ensure that affordability for residents remains a top priority,” said Reg. Chair Alan Caslin.

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One doesn’t often see a Canada Goose taking up a rooftop perch, but this one seemed content to survey downtown Grimsby without doing any work.

Story time coming to Grimsby Council Have your popcorn ready, folks, Grimsby Energy, Grimsby Power, Niagara Power, HoldCo2 or some variation of representatives is supposed to be making a second public presentation at Grimsby Town Council’s meeting next Monday, July 17, starting at 6:30 p.m. - note the summer hours. You may recall, waaaaay back in January, council and the public was told the good old biodigester would be up and operational by mid-February, no, check that, the end of February. If it is running yet, it is the best-kept secret in town. While the last talk was all about how much work was done, how much dirt was moved and how well everything has gone, things to watch for this in this talk would be: 1) An explanation of how the project could be 20 months over its initial deadline if all has gone swimmingly?; 2) How did the budget manage to more than double from the initial $3.5 million to now over $8 million?, and; 3) Why do hydro officials feel entitled to “reinvest” proceeds from the $9 million sale of NRBN into more hydro interests instead of paying some of that dough out to its shareholder, the Town of Grimsby? Have taxpayers not risked enough on a highly speculative venture with no qualified people to run it? M.W.

Tough week all around in Grimsby There is no joy in Mudville this week, good reader. Tough week. Very tough week. Everyone knows about the major Main Street fire. Millions in damage, no injuries. Last week, the former Mayor of Grimsby Ron Book passed away. A stand-up guy if there ever was one and someone I spent considerable time with over the years as I attempted to learn and understand Grimsby’s history when I first moved here in 1995. Monday morning, news of the passing of Rick Chemerika, 58, arose, killed Saturday morning while riding his motorcycle on Hwy. 17 about 50 kms south of Wawa. A 27-year-old woman has been charged with careless driving in the incident. Many knew Rick as well. I had just spoken to him two Saturdays back at a barbecue. Solid guy. Many will know him as the operator of A&R Heating and Cooling. Monday evening I hear David Betzner, son of longtime downtown Grimsby businessman Leon Betzner and his wife, Ann, passed away at 56 on Saturday. Donation to Canadian Cancer Society. Many know Leon as the man who operated the current Home Hardware as a hardware store himself and still owns the building, so he is spotted regularly in the core. So, so, so much to cover. I will start with The Dressing Room owner, Louise Foster’s comment while I spoke with her as her business went up in smoke before our eyes, “Buildings can be rebuilt. Everyone is safe and that is the important thing.” True. That is what the entire, crushingly sad situation boils down to, but there is a ton of peripherals evident to anyone who was downtown

MIKE WILLISCRAFT Thursday or Friday. First, we have a kick-ass fire department....Lincoln and West Lincoln as well. These people - men and women, broke their backs to try to save what they could but the game was over once fire crept inside those century old walls. I could go on and on, but that needed to be said (or written). Second, and I tweeted this about 4 p.m. Thursday as I sat in my car in the parking lot behind Teddy’s, what were parents thinking, making a point to drive close, and/or get out and stand in the smoke with their kids. There was an evacuation underway with a 1/4-mile radius for a reason. There was a likely suspicion that asbestos was in the old building, as it is or was on just about every other old building on Main Street and the smoke could be a serious health concern. If it was simple smoke like when you’re roasting marshmallows on a campfire, there would have been no evacuation. Kids were walking through the smoke on their cell phones...might not have even noticed the smoke. Fires are often unlike other community tragedies where there is away to help those involved as things unfold. In his instance, happening in early afternoon, tons of “notice” was given based

on how slowly the flames worked their way though the structure. Business owners, friends and family could only stand by and helplessly watch it all slip away. Frustrating. Maddening. Depressing. Because of all that, I took a different tack with coverage. Spending hours on the scene, it seemed the best way to try to convey what happened was to show it in photos and note the slow passing of time. That very first shot on the top left of Page 2 - a full 45 minutes after the call went in - if you removed the Grimsby Fire presence on Main Street you would not have a clue what was happening in the back alley. Even when around the back, at different points, there was next to no smoke. One would think,”they must have got ahead of this thing. One minutes later billowing smoke from all corners. I’m running out of space, so I need to cover some quick hit stuff. First Chief Mike Cain noted repeatedly how much he appreciates the support and effort from the neighbouring departments. Hear! Hear! He also thanked all those who brought by - unasked pizza, coffee, donuts, water and more throughout the ordeal. Everything done was noted and appreciated!!!! The Grimsby Farmers Market seemed to take ongoing heat at the scene and online both for starting up and continuing to run during the fire. While the location may be something to review as part of due diligence for the community’s safety, that is a debate for another day. Lastly, an apology from me to those I had stories and photos teed up for this week. Lots got pushed back. All will be set right next week!


Thanks for heritage coverage: reader Dear Editor, Thank you for your excellent coverage of the Canada 150th event in Grimsby. I appreciate you ensuring that all groups involved in the day were recognized and presented in your paper. As you have pointed out before, volunteer organizations such as the Grimsby Historical Society are in need

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Letter of the community’s support and they mostly learn about our work through the media. I know that the families who attended enjoyed all the activities and got to learn a bit about Grimsby’s past and celebrate Canada’s birthday Congratulations

to the Grimsby Museum, Art Gallery, Nelles Manor and Historical Society members in planning such a delightful celebration to mark Canada’s 150th. Mike, thank you for all you do to support heritage and culture in Grimsby.   Fran Chesney  President Grimsby Historical Society

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