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Up Front Area residents won’t be hungry Friday night both Jordan Lions and Beamsville Legion will host very popular events, all-you-can-eat wings and pickerel fish fry, respectively. Lions Park in Jordan will be the scene of the wing event, running from 5-8 p.m. Cost is $18pp, kids 6-12 $8pp and includes: four flavours of wings, fries, rolls, celery, carrots & blue cheese dip. Cash bar available. Beamsville Legion will be serving up all-you-can-eat pickerel with all the fixins’ from 6-8 p.m. Tickets $20pp. Get tickets in advance by calling 905-563-4612. Live entertainment. The Reflections, 6-10 p.m.

Busy Saturday at Peach King

Peach King Centre will host both FORT’s Dogs 4 Youth pet show and Grimsby Kinsmen & Kinettes Family Mini-Putt events on Saturday. FORT’s event runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and includes a pet marketplace, entertainment, food vendors, activities and more. There is still room for a few foursomes, $20 per team, for the miniputt, which starts with registration at 10 a.m. in the auditorium. See full mini-putt details on Page 13.

Newly re-elected Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff - with brothers Tim (left) and Aaron - listens to Premier-elect Doug Ford’s victory speech with a full house of family and supporters at the Smithville Legion Thursday night. The PCs took the provincial helm from the Liberals’ 15-year rule to form a majority government with 76 seats in the 124-seat legislature. McDonald - Photo

Oosterhoff, PCs power to majority By Joanne McDonald For NewsNow Taking a seat as the youngest MPP in provincial history in 2016, PC incumbent Sam Oosterhoff, 20, was returned to power Thursday in a definitive provincial election win in Niagara West. The province changed directions as the PCs took the helm from the Liberals’ 15year rule to form a majority government with 76 seats in the 124-

seat legislature and the NDP became the Official Opposition for only the second time history. Oosterhoff won the riding with 24,361 votes against NDP Curtis Fric, 13,744 votes; Liberal Joe Kanee, 4,933 votes; Green Party Jessica Tillmanns, 2,578 votes; Libertarian Stefanos Karatopis, 451 votes; and Multicultural Geoffrey Barton, 127 votes. He will have the sole

PC voice in the Niagara Region. Three of the four ridings selected NDP candidates including Jeff Burch winning in Niagara Centre, Wayne Gates in Niagara Falls, and Jennie Stevens in St. Catharines. To the west, Hamilton went NDP as well. “I am honoured by the mandate given by the constituents of Niagara West and will work each and every day for their interests,

concerns and priorities,” said Oosterhoff on Thursday while celebrating with family and supporters at the Smithville Legion. He was back at his desk Friday morning drafting a letter to be sent to Premier-elect Doug Ford, outlining priorities including a new West Lincoln Memorial Hospital. “I will keep fighting until West Niagara gets the new hospital we deserve,”

said Oosterhoff, adding the list of Niagara needs includes, “GO Train service to Niagara through Grimsby, Beamsville, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls; reduced taxes on job creators, less red tape, competitive industrial hydro rates, more long-term care beds in Niagara West and a more affordable life for all constituents in the riding and across Ontario. See PCs, Page 3


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I am grateful for your support and confidence in me. I will continue to work hard on your behalf. I thank everyone for voting and participating in our election process.

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From Page 1 Thursday night at the Legion the air was electric as the results rolled in, a far cry from two years ago said riding association president Alan Sakach when they opened the door to the successful byelection campaign in an office without electricity. “When we opened the campaign office we had no electricity. The byelection had been called. We had three weeks until e-day,” Sakach said. “Saturday was the nomination and we opened the campaign office Monday.”

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Leader Tim Hudak. Oosterhoff has since served on two standing committees during his time as MPP, and has handled two critic portfolios including science and digital government. In November 2017 he introduced his first Private Member’s Bill, the Compassionate Care Act which calls for the creation of a provincewide framework devoted to hospice care. Oosterhoff said Thursday his door is open and accessible to all.

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“From the beginning Sam impressed all the party activists with his intelligence and commitment and principled character,” Sakach said. Oosterhoff said the dynamics of this campaign were very different from the 2016 byelection and he was impressed by all the candidates and the cordial debates. Two years ago, then 18,  Oosterhoff defeated his NDP rival by more than 9,000 votes to win the Niagara West seat replacing former PC

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Trillium Awards by the Grimsby Garden club. Nominate a garden that needs to be recognized between May 25th & June 25th at www. grimsbygardenclub.ca Jordan Lions Club ‘AllYou-Can-Eat Wings Night’. Fri.Jun.15 - Adults $18 pp (2/$35), Kids 6-12 $8 pp. Served 5 - 8 pm, Includes 4 flavours of wings, fries, rolls, celery, carrots & blue cheese dip, Cash bar available. Jordan Lions Park, 2769 Fourth Ave, Jordan. St. Helen Bingo every Friday. June 15 progressive jackpot at $2,300. Also $2,000 in cash prizes every week. Admission is free. Cost for 8-page book is $18. Special $2 and $3 games. Hot food available. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. in the church hall, 4106  Mountain St., Beamsville. For more information call 905-562-7427. Parenting Workshop. June 15th from 6:30PM to 8 PM at Smithville branch of West Lincoln Public Library. Parents strategies that encourage your children to develop a healthy self-esteem, good communication, social and problem solving skills. Offered in partnership with Niagara Public Health for parents with children 2 to 12. Free. Registration is required. Indoor Pet Show Dogs for Youth Sat. June 16 from 9am to 3 pm at the Peach King Centre. Bring your pet for a free fun-filled family event. Pet marketplace, food vendors, adoption and rescue centre, live entertainment, prizes and giveaways. Get Your Summer Read On! June 16th at 11 am at all branches of West Lincoln Public Library. Summer Reading sign up and Mad

Science Spectacular Science Show. . Free. Registration required. Annual Memorial Day Service – June 17th. Annual Memorial Day service will be held at Lane’s Cemetery 2 PM. Everyone welcome. Francis Lane 905-957-7328 Elcho United Church 153rd Anniversary Service, Sunday June 17th starting at 11am. Guest speaker and special music. Fellowship to follow service. Held at Elcho United Church located at 6432 Elcho Rd in Wellandport (near the intersection of Elcho and Port Davidson Roads). Trivia Night Fundraiser  Help us, Help others! Rose Cottage Trivia Night is back! Join us June 19th at Station 1 Coffeehouse - 28 Main St. E, Grimsby.  Get a team together or join a table.  Tickets $25 per person. Silent Auction ~ Prizes ~ Food. For tickets call (905)309-5071 or email info.rcvv@gmail.com KIWANIS the new service club formed in West Lincoln. Seeking creative minds & people with positive attitudes. The newly chartered Kiwanis Club of West Lincoln meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at the Legion, St. Catharines St. in Smithville at 7:00 pm. Next meeting is Tues., June 12/19. For more info. contact Dave Willis (905) 957-7577 danddwillis@gmail.com Annual General Meeting The West Niagara Palliative Care Services AGM will be held Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 from 6pm – 6:45pm at the Station 1 Coffeehouse ~ 28 Main St. E., Grimsby.   All are welcome to attend. Knitting Group/Stitch-It Club. June 20th from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Caistorville branch of West Lincoln

Public Library or 1:30PM to 2:30PM at Smithville branch of West Lincoln Public Library . Do you knit or crochet? Join us for an afternoon of knitting, crochet or needlework in the library. Beginners welcome! Legion Br. 393 Smithville June 2018. Events. Tues - Fri Free Pool 2-5 pm. Tues. Cribbage 2-4 pm. Thurs. Euchre 2-4 pm. Thurs. 14th & 28th BINGO 6 pm. Fri. 8th and 22th Wings and Rings Night 6pm. Fri. 15th Progressive Euchre 7 pm. Sat. 9th Trivia Night 5:30 pm. Sat. 16th Annual Golf Tournament, Freedom Oaks Golf Club 10 am start. Sat 23rd Candy Bar Bingo (kids & adults) 10 am – noon. Psychic and Wellness Fair - June 23rd Come out to the Erland Lee (Museum) Home at 552 Ridge Road, Stoney Creek, 10am to 4pm for our annual Psychic and Wellness Fair! Please bring a non-perishable food item for admission to the fair to support our local food banks. Practitioners and readers will charge a fee for their services. Proceeds from this event support the Erland Lee (Museum) Home. For more info., or to book a vendor table, contact the Museum at 905-662-2691 or erlandleehome@fwio.on.ca. Pot Luck Supper – June 25 at 5:45 PM. Lincoln Seniors’ Club is having a Pot Luck Supper at the Lincoln Centre. Please bring one large dish to share and your own ploate, cup and cutlery. Entertainment to follow supper – The Lincoln Leapers. Call Barb at 905-562-4015 for more info. Vacation Bible School – July 16 – 20, 8:45 AM to Noon. Ages 5 – 11. Come to VBS this Summer, Bible

stories, crafts, science Music.Free Will Offering. Tax receipts will be given for any donation. Trinity United Church, 100 Main St. W., Grimsby. GROUPS & CLUBS One-on-one Tech Tutoring. Tuesdays between 10 AM and 5 PM and Wednesdays between 12 PM and 4 PM at Wellandport branch of West Lincoln Public Library or 6 PM and 9 PM at Caistorville branch of West Lincoln Public Library. Book an appointment our patient and friendly staff tech expert, for one-on-one help with any of your technology challenges. Bring in your laptop, tablet, smartphone or e-reader, or use one of our public Internet stations. Free. Newcomers & Neighbours of Grimsby and area is a social club, providing social and cultural activities through which both new residents and long term residents can become acquainted with other community members. If you would like more information, contact usat grimsbynewcomers@gmail.com or go to our website – grimsbynewcomers.ca Knit and Chat Club Continuous Drop-In Events  Every Monday (excluding holidays) 9 am – 12 noon at the Fleming Centre  A social morning of knitting by the fireplace Fleming location only. Bring your projects. Need help? It’s here!   Art Class Registration for Kids, Teens, Adult Winter Programs has begun. A wide range of programs offered weekdays and weekends. Please call/email GPAG for details: 905-9453246/gpag@grimsby.ca

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Literacy Day event kicks off summer Families played and learned together at the Grimsby Library’s 6th annual Building Literacy Fair. There was seed planting, balloon animals, freezies, crafts, sidewalk chalk, fun literacy games and educational activities, plus much more. Parka the Parks Canada Beaver was there for a fun story time, Speech Services Niagara shared interactive games, Waste Management Niagara taught kids all about recycling, and the Play Project Parkour course got them moving as part of the Power Off and Play initiative at the Library. The event was sponsored by Phelps Homes Ltd.

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Lincoln setting Ontario St. reinvention base By Mike Williscraft NewsNow While in the baby steps stage, the Town of Lincoln started what will be a decades-long process of reinventing Beamsville’s Ontario Street Corridor. At Monday night’s Planning Committee meeting, officials got their first look at the “Ontario Street Vision”, a document outlining a complete inventory of all lands from Greenlane south into and including the downtown core. Noting transition in this area will be driven by developers, Mayor Sandra Easton said council wants to have its plan and infrastructure ready as new projects come on line. “Yes, there are provincial policies for planning but that does

not mean there is not opportunities for local initiatives,” said Easton, adding the consultation will be extensive, not unlike that which unfolded for Prudhomme’s Landing’s development. “We want residents to think about the kind of change they want to see. We want to give them more detail and that is what people want, detail. Is there going to be height? If so, where? It does make sense to have height in different areas so you don’t eat up all the ground.” Lincoln CAO Mike Kirkopoulos said the municipality looks at itself as a facilitator in instances such as Ontario Street. “This will take public and private sector commitment and investment,” said Kirkopoulos. “This is a long term, transfor-

mational project – that must happen with the community, not alone. We have heard the community wants to see Ontario Street evolve and change, spruced up, and beautified.” To that end, a key component could be a renovation to Rannie Square to increase its use and improve parking in the core with public washrooms added to make it a user-friendly cyclist stop. “There are things like Rannie Square that pose some great opportunities. For instance, it is close to the BDSS site, it currently houses parking for the downtown. It is close to our downtown businesses, so using it would be important,” said Kirkopoulos. The “vision” will come to full council next week.

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Page 8 • News Now • Thursday, June 14, 2018 GBF Community Services is more than a food bank, a donation centre, or a retail store – it is the end result of this community’s outpouring of love, care and kindness. We are a family, and as a family we can get our most vulnerable back on their feet in times of great need, and to feel the warmth and kindness that the Grimsby community is known for. Your generosity is key to the success of our future plans to help families, individuals, children, and seniors. With the passion and dedication shown by some many in our community, we will make a difference. Here are just some of the ways you can help:

SPREAD THE WORD – Let your friends, neighbours, and family know about GBF Community Services and our programs. Encourage them to volunteer. Like us on Facebook and share it with friends. DONATE FOOD AND HYGIENE PRODUCTS – Food donations are at the core of our work. Non-food items, such as paper goods and cleaning supplies, are also welcome. Consider hosting a donation drive in your neighbourhood or with your colleagues at work. DONATE TIME AND TALENT – Volunteers are vital to GBF Community Services’ operations and contribute in countless ways. There are endless opportunities to get involved and share your talents. MONETARY & IN-KIND DONATIONS – Financial donations sustain our Food Bank and enrich the larger community by providing nourishment, dignity, and a sense of sharing for all involved. In-kind donations come in many forms. These donations allow us to provide very necessary programs and services to individuals and families going through difficult times. BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR – Monthly giving is one of the easiest and most effective ways by which to make a positive impact on our community. Help us bring more fresh food and helpful services to our community by joining today. Please call at (905) 309-5664 ext. 33. It’s easy to think we do not know anyone who experiences real struggle and hardship, yet there are people all around us who do. These people struggle every day, but unless they open up about the burdens they carry, it is often difficult to recognize the true need in our community. Whatever the reason for facing this kind of hardship – be it high rent and ever-increasing utility costs, cost-of-living increases with no increase in wages, loss of job, or unexpected illness or injury – a toll is taken on those who struggle to make ends meet, sometimes leaving them unable to concentrate on their loved ones’ well-being, let alone their own.

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News Now • Thursday, June 14, 2018 • Page 9 GBF Community Services has so much to be proud of in our 53 years of service to this community. HERE ARE OUR GOALS GOING FORWARD INTO 2019: HOUSING – Increase the availability of the Rent Supplement Assistance Program so that we can continue to support even more families and individuals than ever before. VOLUNTEERS – Engage with the community to grow and mobilize our volunteer forces; more specifically, recruiting 60 new individual volunteers, 10 business groups to advocate and volunteer, and 50 youth volunteers. FUNDRAISING – Build sustainable fundraising and partnerships to address increased program and service demands. PUBLIC RELATIONS – Develop and promote effective public awareness and education campaigns to reach and inspire new and old community members to get involved. HEALTH SERVICES – Continue in our commitment to serving all of our clients with compassion, and further investigating potential opportunities for mental health-related program funding and partnerships. DONATIONS – Continue in building and expanding our donor base to ensure the sustainability of our programs through continued community financial support. HEALTH AND SAFETY – Continue in our commitment to ensuring a safe environment for all volunteers, customers and staff, and further establish our culture of conscientiousness for each person who works, volunteers, or shops with us.

GBF COMMUNITY SERVICES FOODBANK FACTS Household/Individuals Served (Monthly)

Household/Individuals Served (Total Foodbank Visits Annually)

New vs. Existing Households New

Existing

307 708 Individuals Served

Age Group: Individuals Served (Monthly)

269

Children (0-18) Young Adults (19-24)

54

Seniors (60+)

75

TOTAL NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS SERVED

Individuals Served

3,192 7,557

99 TOTAL NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

(Total Foodbank Visits Annually)

It can be hard to affect change on a global scale, but GBF Community Services tries to set an example, and it is incredible to see that change come to life in the people around you.

35 6

Households

1

Households

Households

307

133 Single People

Join us in our continued efforts at GBF Community Services to move forward in our mission and continue to build on this community’s legacy of generosity, compassion, and openheartedness.

43 23

Households

Single-Parent Families

Total Households

7,557

Individuals make a community, and, together, a community can make a difference. It is thanks to each and every one of our volunteers that GBF Community Services has the opportunity to change lives in our community.

Households

87

Other

821

TOTAL NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS SERVED

66

Households

Household

20

3,238

Adults (25-59

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Household Type

3,025

Children (0-18)

Seniors (60+)

708

307

Age Group: Individuals Served

Young Adults (19-24) 473

310

Adults (25-59

Households Served

133

Number of People in Household

208 Households Served

Household Size

23

44

Two-Parent Families

Couples with No Children

Food Provided

Housing Stats

37

Own Home Private Rental Social Housing With Friends/Family Homeless Undisclosed

4 3

37 28

(Actual Count)

198

2,558 Milk

2,126 2,667

Margarine

Eggs

450

17

Teen Hygiene Program

933

Kids’ Snack Program

150

Ensure/Boost Adult Depends

1,600

Monthly Recipe Program

229

Diaper


$ 2018 RAM 1500 SXT REGULAR CAB MSRP $35,657.00

SALE PRICED 26,988.00 PLUS HST. $

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Niagara Region is developing a new Council strategic plan for 2019-2022. Visit niagararegion.ca/ shapeniagara or plan to attend one of our community engagment sessions:

June 18, 2018

ST. CATHARINES Seymour Hannah Meridian Room 5 - 7 p.m.

June 19, 2018

PORT COLBORNE Port Colborne Lions Centre 5 - 7 p.m.

June 21, 2018 BEAMSVILLE Fleming Centre 5 - 7 p.m.

June 25, 2018 WELLAND Civic Square 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

June 26, 2018 NIAGARA FALLS Gale Centre Memorial Room 5 - 7 p.m.

SHAPE NIAGARA by submitting your ideas on what you think Niagara Region should focus on across a broad range of areas.

#ShapeNiagara

Is there a special garden in Grimsby that you admire?

Nominate it! Gardeners who make our neighbourhoods look beautiful deserve to be recognized. That’s why the Grimsby Garden Club and the Town of Grimsby sponsor and run the 2018 Summer Trilliums program. We want to celebrate Grimsby’s outstanding gardens! Visit grimsbygardenclub.ca for more information or to download a nomination form. Nomination period: May 25th - June 25th Grimsby Garden Club & The Town of Grimsby Summer Trillium Recognition Nominations 2018

Summer greeted A perfect Sunday greeted attendees at Smile Town Dental’s “Summer Kick Off” party hosted at their North Service Road location. The event was a great opportunity for neighbours in the new Winston Road neighbourhood to mix and meet. Games, draws and food were the order of the day at the very well attended event. Makena Decker tried her hand at the fish pond with help from Samantha Sisler. Williscraft - Photo

Thank You Evan Sheldrake, his family and Autism Community thank the riders, donors, volunteers and community supporters who made the 2018 Evan's Ride for Autism an overwhelming success

Neil McCollum, Ltd. * PJK Construction * Rx Drug Mart * Smithville Centre Dental Office Smithville Christian Reformed Church * Superior Insulation Services Township of West Lincoln * Turkstra Lumber * Village Square Dental Centre Zwart Systems Canadian Tire - Grimsby * Carruthers Printing * Coronation Lodge * DWS Creative Imaging Four Aces Traffic Control Services * Home Hardware - Smithville * Icon Fitness * Jodi's Bark & Play Modern Corporation * Niagara Dairy Producers * Smithville Pizzeria * Subway - Smithville Tim Hortons - Smithville * Trendz at Nails are Us * Truvision Financial Services V&R Recycling and Hose & Hydraulics * West Lincoln Massage Therapy BATL Niagara * Bird Kingdom * Buffalo Bills * Buffalo Bisons * Buffalo Sabres * Crux Escape Rooms Fielding Estate Winery * Hamilton Tiger-Cats * Legends Estates Winery * Marineland MLSE/Toronto FC * Niagara College Teaching Winery & Teaching Brewery * Niagara Helicopters Niagara IceDogs * Niagara Parks * Niagara River Lions * Rockway Vineyards * Rolly's Smokehouse Safari Niagara * SRH Health Foods & Wellness Clinic * Don Svob, Turning Wood The Watering Can - Vineland * Zacada Circus Thanks to those who stepped up to give a little extra Joel Attema & family, Chris Biggs, Danielle Doucette, RMT., Braeden Doucette, Mayor Doug Joyner, Mark Matthews, Mike MacQueen & Foodland customers, Lisa Schulman, Denise Potter & the West Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, Rebecca Shelley, Mike Maguire, Aleta, Heather, Erin, Lynn, Julie, Marion, Jill, Paige & Ruby & family volunteers from RBC Smithville, Dave, Lynne, Tom, Bev, John & Cheryl from the West Lincoln Kiwanis Club, Jenny, Nikki and the J&N crew, Andrew & Nathan from St. John Ambulance-NF, John Nicholson, the Mouradian family and the extended Sheldrake family Jim & Joyce, Deb, Dale, Jodi & families, Maria, Jordan, Rachel & friends.

We couldn't have done it without you!!


News Now • Thursday, June 14, 2018 • Page 11

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2018 Silverado 1500 Double Cab Custom 4WD: $12,000 Total Value Limited time offer available to qualified retail customers in Canada. $12,000 Total Value is a combined total credit for finance purchases on select new 2018 Silverado 1500 Double Cab Custom Edition 4WD; includes: $4,370 manufacturer to dealer cash credit (tax exclusive), $1,000 stackable CDA credit, $4,080 non-stackable manufacturer-to-dealer cash credit (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). $1,600 manufacturer-to-dealer Truck Nation credit (tax exclusive) towards the finance of an eligible new towards the finance of an eligible new 2018 Silverado 1500 Double Cab Custom Edition 4WD at participating dealers. 2018 Silverado 1500 Double Cab Custom 4WD - 0/72 Finance (excluding Quebec): Offer available to qualified retail customers in Canada from June 1 to July 3, 2018. 0% purchase financing (1.87% APR) offered on approved credit by TD Auto Finance Services, Scotiabank® or RBC Royal Bank for 72 months on eligible 2018 Chevrolet models: 2018 Silverado Double Cab Custom Edition 4x4. Other trims may have effective rates higher than 0%. Participating lenders are subject to change. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $46,775 financed at 0% nominal rate (1.82% APR) equals $488 monthly for 72 months. Total value consists of $4,370 manufacturer-to dealer cash credit (tax exclusive), $1,000 stackable CDA credit, $2,000 finance cash, $1,600 Truck Nation Credit (tax exclusive), $1,000 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 $38,420. Freight and air charge ($100, if applicable) included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, applicable taxes and dealer fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. 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. See dealer for details. ®Registered trademark of The Bank of Nova Scotia. RBC and Royal Bank are registered trademarks of Royal Bank of Canada. $9,970 Total Value Limited time only. Offer available to qualified retail customers in Canada. $9,970 Total Value is a combined total credit for finance purchases on select new 2018 Silverado 1500 Double Cab Custom Edition trucks; includes: $4,370 manufacturer-to-dealer cash credit (tax exclusive), $1,000 stackable CDA credit, $1,500 finance cash, $1,600 manufacturer-to-dealer Truck Month Credit (tax exclusive), $2,000 manufacturer-to-dealer finance cash (tax exclusive), $1,000 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) towards the finance of an eligible new 2018 Silverado Double Cab Custom Edition 4x4 at participating dealers. 2018 Colorado Extended Cab Custom 4WD: Lease based on suggested retail price of $38,125, includes $1,250 CDA, $500 Lease Cash, $1,500 Truck Bonus and $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 inclusive) towards the lease of an eligible new 2018 Colorado Extended Cab Custom 4WD. Bi-weekly payment is $145 for 48 months at 1.90% lease rate on approved credit to qualified retail customers by GM Financial. Annual kilometer limit of 20,000 km, $0.16 per excess kilometer. $4,100 down payment required. Payment may vary depending on down payment trade. Total obligation is $18,302. 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 $17,156. 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. 2018 Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab LTZ 4x4 Standard Box Diesel - 0/72 Finance (excluding Quebec): Offer available to qualified retail customers in Canada from June 1 and July 3, 2018. 0% purchase financing (0.21% APR) offered on approved credit by TD Auto Finance Services, Scotiabank® or RBC Royal Bank for 72 months on eligible 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD models. Other trims may have effective rates higher than 0%. Participating lenders are subject to change. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $78,288 financed at 0% nominal rate (0.21% APR) equals $1,087.33 monthly for 72 months. Total Value consists of $4,272 manufacturer-to-dealer cash credit (tax exclusive), $1,000 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 $500 manufacturer-to-dealer finance cash (tax exclusive). Cost of borrowing is $0, for a total obligation of $76,163. Freight and air charge ($100, if applicable) included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, applicable taxes and dealer fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. 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. See dealer for details. ®Registered trademark of The Bank of Nova Scotia. RBC and Royal Bank are registered trademarks of Royal Bank of Canada. ± Requires Double Cab LTZ 2WD or Crew Cab Short Box LTZ 2WD with available 6.2L V8 engine and Max Trailering Package. 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. º Comparison based on WardsAuto.com 2017 Large Pickup segment and latest competitive information available at time of printing. Excludes other GM models _ Requires 1500 Double Cab 2WD with available 5.3L V8 engine and Max Trailering Package. These maximum payload ratings are intended for comparison purposes only. Before you buy a vehicle or use it to haul people or cargo, carefully review the Vehicle Loading section of the Owner’s Manual and check the carrying capacity of your specific vehicle on the label on the inside of the driver door jamb. With available 3.6L V6 engine. Based on WardsAuto.com 2018 Small Pickup segment and latest competitive information available at time of posting. Excludes other GM vehicles. _ Based on WardsAuto.com 2018 Small Pickup segment and latest competitive information available at time of posting. Excludes other GM vehicles. Colorado 2WD with available Duramax 2.8L Turbo-Diesel 4-cylinder engine. 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. 2018 Colorado 2WD with available Duramax 2.8L Turbo-Diesel fuel consumption rating is 7.9 L/100 km highway and 10.8 L/100 km city. Fuel consumption ratings are based on GM testing in accordance with Government of Canada approved test methods. Refer to vehicles.nrcan.gc.ca for details. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. ¥ Visit onstar.ca for vehicle availability, details and system limitations. Services and connectivity vary by model and conditions as well as geographical and technical restrictions. Requires active connected vehicle services and data plan. Data plans provided by AT&T or its local service provider. Accessory Power must be active to use the Wi-Fi hotspot. 0\†910 lb.-ft. @1600 rpm with available Duramax 6.6L V8 Turbo-Diesel. ** The 2-Year Scheduled LOF Maintenance Program provides eligible customers in Canada who have purchased, leased or financed a new eligible 2017 MY Chevrolet, Buick or GMC vehicle (excluding Bolt 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 Lube-Oil-Filter services in total, performed at participating GM dealers. Fluid top-offs, inspections, tire rotations, wheel alignments and balancing, etc., are not covered. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. General Motors of Canada Limited reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. +The Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Traverse, Chevrolet Silverado and Chevrolet Malibu received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles in their respective segments in the J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study, based on 36,896 total responses, measuring problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners, surveyed October-December 2017. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com/cars.


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classifieds 289-235-9500 takin’ care of business sports business HELP WANTED

PART-TIME, customerservice oriented, general labour. Suitable for high school student, various weekdays 2:30-6pm and Saturdays. Needs to be able to lift 50 pound carboys of wine. Drop-off resume in person to Niagara Wine & Brew: 80 Main St. W. Unit 5, lower level, Grimsby.

Please call News Now to place your Classified Ad OBITUARY

Bowslaugh Dale Richard

Passed away after a sudden illness Sunday, May 27, He was 54. 2018 at the Heart Institute in Ottawa. Predeceased by his mother Sheila, he is survived by his father Peter (Grace) and sister Elizabeth. Dale spent most of his working career at Atomic Energy of Canada/ Canadian Nuclear Labs joining them initially in 1990 where he was originally an employee at the Sheridan Park site and then later at the Chalk River site in 2008. Some of the significant contributions that Dale made during his tenure with AECL/CNL was his support to the National Research Universal Vessel Repair Project and the development of the NRU Environmental Qualification Program. Over the last two years Dale has been supporting the Near Surface Disposal Facility Project Engineering team in Deep River. Not one to sit around, Dale spent a lot of his time outdoors frequently hiking or snowshoeing in Algonquin Park, kayaking the Ottawa River or working in his garden. Dale was an avid photographer and each year he travelled to Trinidad where he spent time at an ashram and participated on an ecological project. The family will receive friends at the Vineland Chapel of Tallman Funeral Homes, 3277 King St. on Saturday, June 16th at 1 pm. A Service will be held at 2 pm with a reception to follow. Memorial donations may be made to the Tapovan Road Appeal through Blue Star Trinidad and Tobago or to Heart and Stroke Canada. Online condolences at www. tallmanfuneralhomes.ca

IN MEMORIAM

In Loving Memory of

Derek William Rickard

January 16, 1930 – June 16, 2017 It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone, for part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you, you’re always at our side. Our Family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure, your loving Wife Sheila, all of your Children and your beloved Grandchildren xo

Part-Time help required for the following position:

Experienced Line Cook

must be available for evenings and weekends

Experience Server

Larry Piotrowski 1934~2004

Memory drifts to scenes long past, Time rolls on; but memories last, Sunshine passes, shadows fall, Love’s remembrance outlasts all. With love, your family

CARPET/FLOORING CARPETS - I have several thousand yards of new Stainmaster & 100% nylon carpet. Will do living & dining room for $389. Price includes carpet, pad & installation (25 sq. yds) Steve 905682-5320, 905-777-1170; carpetdeals.ca

COMING EVENTS You are cordially invited to attend West Niagara Palliative Care o/a Rose Cottage Visiting Volunteers Annual General Meeting Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 6 pm – 6:45 pm – AGM 7 PM to 8:30 PM: Trivia Night Fundraiser at Station 1 Coffeehouse 28 Main St., Grimsby, Ontario RSVP (905)309-5071 or info.rcvv@gmail.com

DEBT DEBT PROBLEMS? Know your options. Call Ralph Culp - Trustee in Bankruptcy. No charge consultation. 905-3095676. ralphculp.com

To Advertise in the Classifieds Call 289-235-9500

FOR RENT ROOM FOR RENT in Grimsby. Senior, no smoking, honest, respectful, quiet. Everything included: Cable, internet, fully furnished. Available Now! Call or text 905-348-8610

GARAGE SALE

GRIMSBY

GARAGE SALE Sat. June 16 7 am - 11 am 138 Main St. W.,

Tools, household items, depression glass, great deals!

GRIMSBY

Sat. June 16 8 am – 1 pm

53 Cheval Drive Refurbished furniture, books, pool vacuum, gazebo frame and more.

ROOFING

ROOFING Over 25 years of experience. Shingles and Flat warranty. Call Ken 905-973-3235.

HANDYMAN SERVICES RUBBISH AND JUNK REMOVAL. Call Ken 905-9575731.

must be available for evenings and weekends

An Evening with Flavio Iammarino

Tuesday, June 19 7-9 p.m.

Grimsby Activity Centre Auditorium 18 Livingston Ave., Grimsby

Flavio Iammarino holds a PhD in Behavioural Science with a major in clinical hypnosis. He has a St. Catharines practice. Flavio will moderate a group discussion, listening to concerns of those with mental health issues and those who have friends or family members who suffer from mental health issues.

Also on hand will be Jennifer and Wendy Mckillop whose brother and son, respectively, took his own life last month after a lifetime of struggle. Flavio has donated his time and will provide feed back, advice and any help where possible. Coffee, tea, water will be available.

Apply in person with resumé to:

30 Main Street West, Grimsby

FOR SALE A1 MATTRESS FACTORY DIRECT

delivery available. All sizes including custom split box springs, orthopedic 20 year set starting $240. 30 year tight-top sets starting $340. Deluxe, no-flip Pillowtop & “Crown” series, Eurotop sets from $390. New waterbeds, futons, end of line discontinued items available. 905-847-2020 905-681-9496 905-563-6903

SUPPORT GROUP

CR - Celebrate Recovery, a Christ Centred 12 step Recovery Program for any Hurt, Hang-up, or Habit. Every Wednesday at 7pm. Confidential and Anonymous. 132 Lake St, Grimsby. All welcome. Info: CR@forestviewcommunitychurch.ca

WANTED

CARS, trucks, old farm machinery for scrap or repair. We pay cash. Flatbed service. 905-386-6181 or 289-686-5059.

VEHICLES WANTED

Wanted - Scrap Cars and Trucks Cash paid Same day pick up Lampman Salvage Licensed Auto Recycler

905-957-2193

Business Directory

905-325-1266

Our Business Directory is an economical way to promote your business or service, call 289-235-9500

WYRCIMAGA TREE SERVICE PROFESSIONAL TREE CARE

• Removal & Pruning • Stump Grinding • Hedge & Shrub Trimming • Complete Tree Care • Fully Insured Ron: 905.563.4593

JOHN W. SHIPTON Barrister & Solicitor

SZPIECH, ELLIS, SKIBINSKI, SHIPTON

Wills, Family, Real Estate 107 Griffin Street South, Smithville, Ontario L0R 2A0

905-957-7898

414 Main St. East, Hamilton

905-524-2454 jshipton@sesslaw.ca

Stan Macievich

Blue Ribbon Painting

In business locally for over 25 years

High Quality Craftsmanship expert residential painting

905-945-1543

Leave It 2 Me Roofing & Painting

PHIL NIEMI

OWNER/CRAFTSMAN

Call for a Quote! (289) 668-2728 leave.it@inbox.com

MERRITT

FUNERAL HOME 287 STATION ST., SMITHVILLE

“Serving Families For 4 Generations Since 1921” Director: Thomas C. Merritt CANADIAN - INDEPENDENT GROUP OF FUNERAL HOMES

905-957-7031

www.merritt-fh.com

AMIR TREE SERVICES

INSURED, WSIB, CERTIFIED ARBORIST

Tree removal, trimming, planting & more WE DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME “WE GUARANTEE IT” Grimsby • 647-780-5234 www.amirtreeservices.com Family Owned & Operated


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10th year best ever for Evan’s Ride

Glenn’s Painting Services Established in 2000

Interior & Exterior Painting Call Anne To Book Now!

905-945-3782

www.glennspaintingservices.com

Len and Evan Sheldrake address the crowd.

We Pay Top $$ For Scrap Vehicles Used Auto & Truck Parts 9530 Silver St., Caistor Centre 905-957-8111 www.plazek.com

Introducing An Becky Ward, right, checks in with the registration desk at Saturday’s Evan’s Ride for Autism. This year’s event was best ever, said organizers.

Exciting

NEW

Event

Family Mini-Putt Saturday, June 16, 2018 Peach King Centre Auditorium $20/Foursome A Great Gift For Mom or Dad

Luc Cormier, right, drops a draw ticket in while volunteer Erin Pedro is ready to help.

• Registration - 10 a.m.

• Mini-Golf starts 11 a.m.

• Golfer’s Lunch - 12:30 p.m.

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All Foursomes eligible for free Grand Prize Draw Family Pack (4 tickets) Blue Jays vs New York Yankees Sunday, July 8 in Toronto

Catered and Sponsored by the Ontario College of Health & Technology • Golf & Draw Prizes after Lunch Pick up your registration forms @ News Now’s NEW OFFICE 1 Mountain St., (at Main) or call and will be emailed to you. Maximum 30 Foursomes, so get your form in ASAP to avoid disappointment All proceeds donated to FORT & Big Brothers Big Sisters This Event Proudly Sponsored By:

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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 NewsNow is owned & operated by 1602207 Ontario Ltd. Office Locations Grimsby Office Beamsville Office 1 Mountain Street, P.O Box 614 Grimsby, ON, L3M 3J6 Beamsville, ON, L0R 1B0 Ph: 289-235-9500 Ph: 289-235-7848 NewsNow is published EVERY Thursday delivered to homes in West Niagara & Winona, 26,529.

Sweet prize!

Liz Betts, left, was the Sparkling Chocolate winner at West Lincoln Memorial Auxiliary’s annual fashion show last month. The “sparkling” part was a pair of earrings donated by Harmony Jewellers valued at more than $3,000, while the chocolate part was truffles donated by Dave and Jennifer Wilson. Jennifer made the presentation.

Good on Town of Lincoln

While Grimsby continues to flounder with the most simple of planning tasks, the municipality to the east continues to provide an excellent example of how things should be thought out and done. Case in point, the new “Ontario Street Vision” which inventories all between Greenlane and the downtown Beamsville core, will give a quality rudder by which to steer future development in that corridor. The vision is a detailed outline of what could happen and will allow the municipality to steer new projects with an eye to making things on their wish list come true. Parking issues, traffic congestion, land uses, are all taken into consideration. These, too, are constants in Grimsby both at Winston Road and int the core. It would seem a similar assessment is approriate in Grimsby, perhaps instead of focusing on the Nelles-Lynnwood stretch near WLMH. M.W.

Ok, let’s get WLMH on front burner Hospital. Hospital. Hospital. With Premier Ford and anybody but the Liberal disaster at the helm, Niagara West has a window to collectively jump through a window of opportunity along with Hamilton Health Sciences and West Lincoln Memorial Hospital. Absolutely nothing should deter time and attention away from this LONG OVERDUE (and I hate using caps in regular copy space) rebuild. Nothing! In my post election conversation with Sam Oosterhoff, it was the first thing I stressed. It was great to see he was already on top of it. He had gotten up at 6 a.m. to pen a letter to the newly elected Premier of Ontario outlining several pressing needs for this riding - with WLMH right at the top of the list. Do not construe this for a second to mean the whole thing should be built and complete in the next fouryear-term, not at all. As Sam noted, in his post-election discussion with Hamilton Health Sciences CEO Rob MacIsaac, it was pointed out there is a plan in motion. Yes, that is true, but the new provincial government can commit funding to get this thing locked onto the rails from which it will not be steered, slowed or derailed. HHS has done everything right, for years, just as WLMH predecessors did before them. When you look at the string of people who have worked tirelessly, for well over a decade in many cases, and realize just how much has gone into keeping WLMH’s heart beating (while basically in a Liberalinduced coma) is incredible. You know who you are and I don’t want to name

MIKE WILLISCRAFT a few because assuredly I would leave someone out and I do not want to do that. Just know, although the community may never realize who you are or what effort it took, they will nonetheless be appreciative for the next half century and beyond once the shiny, new WLMH is unveiled. Having covered and helped organize the rallies, sat on committees, covered the dozens of fundraising stories and many “holding pattern” announcements over 20 years, I can tell you Thursday’s PC win is our best chance for true optimism. Had the Liberals somehow weaseled their way back into power, it is likely they would have found some way to sidestep HHS’s rock solid planning process to allow them to execute everything wanted, except WLMH. Now, when the money flows around Hamilton Harbour and into Niagara via the HHS, residents can have some confidence the rebuild will continue to be front and centre of their redevelopment plans. Yes, GO is important, but it’s a fraction of what the new WLMH would mean to the area. GO will come with little or no nudging purely

off demand by external forces. In this case, the external force is Toronto, or the west side of the GTA, anyways. They usually get what they want and, luckily for Niagara, they finally see the need to reduce QEW traffic. The traffic volumes on the QE and Gardiner/Lakeshore heat things up to get political will in motion and, poof, GO gets the green light. When a minister of health is chosen, let’s get him or her down here (like people much smarter than I are not thinking about that already) and let’s showcase what is there and what it needs to be. I’ll even spring for lunch! When I think about all the hospital events in the last 10 years anyway, the vast majority have been dark and downright deflating as air continued to leak from the WLMH balloon. Maybe it is time for a WLMH Street Party, not unlike the one we did for The Tragically Hip’s last stand! Nothing but positivity! Get some speakers to tell people what will happen, get some definitives in there! Have some fun! Raise some money! Let’s go from “Condition Critical” to (and I can’t believe I am pulling out a 1945 Bing Crosby reference here, but) Ac-CentTchu-Ate the Positive!!! Hey Mark, 40 Public up for another run at an August street party? We have more time than last time and there are a ton of very supportive WLMH folks who would love to get on board! Premature? Maybe, but no time like the present. We have a window of opportunity and kicking and/or screaming let’s drag WLMH through it!!


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June 24 open house

Upper Thirty School house hosts “reunion” By Joanne McDonald For NewsNow It took 40 years, but Evelyn and Mark Michener have finally graduated from North Grimsby S.S. No.6. They’ve been industrious students of architecture, engineering, construction, planning and plumbing. And through the decades, the drywall and the dust, they’ve created a magnificent and unique home, raising a family under the bell tower that for many years summoned the Upper Thirty community kids to class. Now 40 years later the house has been sold and the Micheners are moving on, taking their memories, but leaving a big part of their hearts, family history and the dedicated labour that has allowed the beautiful

historic building to be preserved for the next chapter and a new generation. Before they go, the Micheners want to extend an open invitation to the entire community to tour the house - former students, historians, neighbours, everyone is invited to visit during an open house planned for Sunday, June 24, 1-4 p.m. Next year, 2019, marks the centennial of the Upper Thirty School and the family wants to celebrate this landmark before they move. It was a hard decision to pull up roots, but the three Michener boys, Andrew, James and Stephen are grown, and Eva and Mark reached a point where they no longer needed so much space.

The first Upper Thirty school, constructed of logs, was built around 1800. A new frame school was opened in 1859 and the new brick school was built in 1919. The school closed in 1965 and after being used by children with disabilities and the local cadet corps, it was boarded up. The open house is Sunday, June 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. at

498 Elm Tree Road East, Grimsby (corner of Thirty Road.) “We want people to come and share their memories and memorabilia,” said Evelyn. Facebook - The Upper Thirty School Centennial North Grimsby. S.S.6 - and if possible, please email your rsvp if you are planning to attend to upperthirty100@gmail.com

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