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With budget approved, Grimsby in great shape: mayor By Mike Williscraft NewsNow The passing of a 4.35 per cent tax increase came with a bit of a history lesson at Grimsby Town Council Monday night. Ald. Carolyn Mullins, chair of the Administration and Finance Committee, read a detailed accounting of the 2018 budget ins and outs. “It was quite a process,” Mullins summarized after explaining how town officials worked down from an initially projected increase just under 30 per cent. Similar to the 2017 budget, several items were either put off or implementation was delayed slightly to as to keep the current year’s tax impact to a mimimum. Mayor Bob Bentley said it is important for taxpayers to understand the history not only of how this year was managed, but previous years, going back to 2015 and the Peach King Arena debenture.

That year, a 5.04 per cent decrease was put through at the last deliberation when a 0.7 per cent decrease was initially tabled. Bentley said pushing that back to a five per cent decrease was an example of fiscal responsibility, adding the municipality is in good shape overall. “We are highly rated in a number of areas,” said Bentley. Ald. Steve Berry took that a step further when explaining what was coming down the pipe from Grimsby Energy. Noting that money is being returned to the municipality as dividends on top of promissory note payments, Berry said the local newspaper that repeatedly states negative information about the hydro utility should not “leave half the story off the page”. “Because you say something

10 times, doesn’t make it fact.” Refuting previous information published in NewsNow, Berry said, “the biodigester is now at 100 per cent of its capacity.” With all going so well at hydro, Berry stated a major payment will be coming to the Town right after the utility’s annual general meeting in June. He said to expect a payment in excess of $800,000. He did not break down how that money was generated. As part of her presentation, Mullins noted the operating budget included several key points, including: • New revenues: developmentbased fees & interest on Grimsby Energy note • Continued investment in IT • New positions: business system analyst, manager-human resources, fire inspector, parks maintenance, and fleet technician

As well, she noted some highlights in the capital budget: • North Service Road reconstruction completion • Operations Centre expansion • Peach King Centre & Pump House pier improvements • Rehabilitation of various roads and water mains, and; • Several new parks in the west end. SHORELINE ISSUES Director of finance, Steve Gruninger attended the meeting and noted $5,000-$10,000 needs to be spent for an assessment on Grimsby’s pier at the pumphouse, which has an $80,000 upgrade included in the budget. Bentley noted an application could be made to Niagara Region for a shoreline protection grant, adding the east end has already seen serious damage. “If we don’t do it now, it’ll be gone,” said Bentley.


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Grimsby GO plan gets approval Niagara Regional Council endorsed the Grimsby GO Transit Station Secondary Plan last week. At its meeting May 3, regional council followed the lead of Grimsby council when it adopted the plan Feb. 20. The construction of a new GO train station in Grimsby is a significant infrastructure investment that will have considerable benefit to the community, said Regional Chair, Alan Caslin. Niagara Region has partnered with the Town of Grimsby to develop a Secondary Plan which provides a 20-year vision and planning framework to guide transit-supportive development around the new GO station. The Plan contains policy and guidelines for development or redevelopment that is complimentary to the existing community. The Plan also identifies capital infrastructure improvements needed to provide resi-

dents and commuters with safe and efficient access to the GO station. The vision and policies of the Secondary Plan have been shaped through an extensive public consultation process. Highlights from the plan include: policies which protect existing stable residential neighbourhoods and significant local features; urban design guidelines for new development and redevelopment; and, new land use permissions which enable mixed use development around the GO station. Of particular note, Niagara Region and the Town of Grimsby have leveraged the Secondary Plan as an innovative solution to protect the Grimsby woodlot. The woodlot is located south of the rail line between Hunter Road and Casablanca Boulevard. The Secondary Plan protects the woodlot through recognizing its environmental significance; identifying regulations

for its continued maintenance and upkeep; and, requiring an Environmental Assessment to be undertaken for any potential future capital work projects. In addition to the woodlot, mixed use development envisioned by the Plan will allow for development which contains a mixture of residential and commercial properties giving residents a community where they can live, work and play. The Grimsby GO Station is one of three transit stations where Niagara is actively working on future development and capital improvements - the other stations being located in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls. These stations are part of Niagara’s larger efforts to improve transit in the Region and ensure that we are ready for daily GO Train service when it arrives with stops in Grimsby by 2021, and St. Catharines and Niagara Falls by 2023.

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St. Helen Bingo every Friday. May 11 progressive jackpot at $1,300. 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.  Plant Sale, Grimsby Garden Club Sat May 12 from 9am to sold out at the Livingston Activity Centre. Perennials, Annuals, Shrubs, Bulbs, Herbs and so much more. Arrive early to avoid disapointment. The Lincoln Garden and Horticultural Society presents it’s annual Plant Sale, May 12, 2018 from 8 am - 2 pm one day only.  We have interesting and unique plant material in hanging baskets, annuals trailing, and mounding vigorous growers as well as members divided hardy plants. Join us at 3310 Marina Blvd. Vineland Station at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre Barn, L0R 2E0, QEW exit 57. Vendor Fair at Senator Gibson Public School at 4944 John Street,  Beamsville. May 12th from 9 until 2. There will be 70 vendors along with games, live music., food trucks, giant raffle table and face painting. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Village of Hope Food Bank. Fashions By Alia ‘n Tanjay – May 12 at 2 PM. Tickets $10 available through the church office at 905-5624515 or at the door. Vineland United Church, 4402 Victoria Ave. N. Vineland Station Kiwanis. New service club forming in West Lincoln. Seeking creative minds and people with positive attitudes. The soon to be chartered Kiwanis Club of West Lincoln meets every Tuesday at the Legion, St. Catha-

rines St. in Smithville at 7:00 pm. Next meeting is Tuesday May 15/18 info: contact Dave Willis (905) 957-7577 danddwillis@gmail.com Legion Br. 393 Smithville - May 2018. Events. Tues - Fri Free Pool 2-5 pm. Tues. Cribbage 2-4 pm. Wed. Fun Dart Night 7 pm. Thurs. Euchre 2-4 pm. Thurs. 10th and 24th BINGO 6 pm. Fri. 11th and 25th Wings and Rings Night 6pm. Fri. 11th Friday Movie Night (Kids with crafts) 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Fri. 18th progressive Euchre 7pm Sat. 12th Candy bar Bingo (Kids and adults 10am-noon. Sun. 27th Monthly Breakfast (8-Noon) everybody welcome. Plant & Yard Sale Sat. May 19 from 9am to noon at Christ our Saviour Latheran Church, 448 Main St. West in Grimsby. Sponsored by FaithLife 76071 for info call Irma 905-945-4903 St Johns Presbyterian Church Grimsby Victorian Luncheon Friday May 25th first sitting 11 to 12.30 second sitting 1 to 2,30  cost  15.00  tickets available from the church office  905 945 5352  or call 905 945 8325..  come out and enjoy something special      Awesome 80’s Night (A night of music from the 80’s with food & fun for the whole family with Live Bands, Door Prizes, Silent Auction & Food) Sat. May 26, 2018 at Great Lakes Christian High School (4875 King St., Beamsville) $10 /person  ($5 for ages 4—12,  FREE for ages 3 & under) Pay At Door. This is a cash only event. Show starts at 6pm. Reserve Tickets at rocknrolldiner@ bell.net. Info at www.rocknrolldiner.webs.com Grimsby Historical Society 2018 House Tour Sat May 26th 10am to 4pm $25/ ticket, $10 lunchbox. Tickets available at www.grimsbyhistoricalsociety.com, GHS Archives or Marlene Smith’s Decorating & Gifts or 905-

945-0361 Grimsby Lawn Bowling Club. Come out and try Lawn Bowling, it’s fun for all ages. Open Houses are on Wed. May 23 from 6.00 to 9.00 pm and Sat. May 26, from 1 to 4 pm. The Greens are behind Shoppers Drug Mart. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. All equipment is supplied.For more information call:Sandra 905-309-6493 or Gillian 905-309-7798 Quilt Show at the Erland Lee Museum (552 Ridge Road, Stoney Creek), Sunday, May 27th from 1 pm to 4 pm. Featuring a presentation by Judy Lyons, Quilt Appraiser and Lecturer. Also featuring historic quilts from the Erland Lee Museum collection. $15 per person, includes presentation, Museum admission, and refreshments. Preregistration preferred, call 905-662-2691. SuperHero Teddy Bears Picnic – Free Drop In. Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 (Rain Date: May 30) Hilary Bald Park, 4485 Garden Gate Terrace, BeamsvilleCalling all superheroes & super bears! Preschoolers (ages 0-5) and their caregivers are invited to bring their bears to Lincoln Public Library’s Superhero Teddy Bears Picnic! We’ll have “super” fun activities, drinks & a peanut-free snack. Please bring blankets, hats, chairs, sunscreen etc. Pre-registration appreciated, but not required. Further info.call Fleming Centre (905) 563-7014 or https:// lincoln.library.on.ca. 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 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!   Lincoln Public Library is now registering for Children’s Spring Programs for ages 6 months to 11 years of age. Please check our website at http://www.lincoln. library.on.ca for a full list of programs, or call the Fleming Branch in Beamsville at 905-563-7014 or the Moses F. Rittenhouse Branch in Vineland at 905-562-5711 Beamsville Women’s Institute invites you to improve the quality of life for yourself,  family,  friends, community, and beyond. Discover your talents and hone your skills. Be active! Be involved! Be a member!  We meet at The Fleming Centre, 5020 Serena Drive, Beamsville. Contact: Barb, 905 563-7274. 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: 905-945-3246/ gpag@grimsby.ca New Service Club forming in West Lincoln. Seeking creative minds and people with positive attitudes. The soon to be chartered Kiwanis Club of West Lincoln meets every Tuesday at the Legion, St. Catharines St. in Smithville at 7:00pmCome out and help serve the community and enjoy a great social experience. For more information contact Dave Willis (905) 957-7577 danddwillis@gmail.com Or Scott Crawford (905) 541-2873 or crawfords915@gmail.com 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: 905-945-3246/ gpag@grimsby.ca

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Raptorfest 2018 will be ready to take flight this weekend at the Peach King Centre in Grimsby. “The 2018 Raptorfest committee would like to extend an invitation to all nature lovers in our ‘friendly by nature’ town to join us,” said event organizer, Rick Quirk. This year’s annual community gathering to celebrate the springtime migration of birds of prey will be held Saturday, May 12 .from 10 a.m.4 p.m. Returning this year will be birds of prey from the Canadian Raptor Centre, Animals from Speaking of Wildlife, and reptiles from The Travelling Reptile Show. There will also be displays from various nature groups. Food will be available at the Lions Club barbeque. “Thanks to our generous sponsors who help cover the appearance fees for the presenters we do not charge admission but we do welcome and accept donations to the Raptorfest Survival Fund,” said Quirk. Anyone who is interested in helping or volunteering to assist in future events is encouraged to leave contact information at the Raptorfest recruitment display, said Quirk.


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Nelles Manor gearing up A major fundraising campaign, grand opening for the 2018 season and marking the 200th anniversary of the Victory Ball are all in the works for Nelles Manor’s volunteers. Manor director Bill Thompson was at Grimsby Council Monday night to note the series of key events being planned. The Victory Ball will held Sunday, June 10, cost $25 pp. This event will mark the soiree held at the manor June 4, 1818 to mark the end of the Battle of 1812. The target of the fundraising campaign is $100 for every year of the home’s existence. For more information on these programs, contact Thompson at 905-945-5244.

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“Get Acquainted” with Salt Pools DATE: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 TIME: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Pool Place

111 Griffin St. N., Smithville

Now that we have a salt pool? What do we need to know about properly maintaining it?

Here’s what you will learn: • Myths versus Facts on Salt Water Pools • Why Salt Pools Feel So Good to Swim in. • Why Water Chemistry is VERY Different in Salt Pools • How to Avoid Common Salt Pool Problems • How to Extend the Life of Your Salt Cell

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“Looking for our Mommy” Happy Mother’s Day from Coal and Steel!

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Candidate filing into at region site Starting May 1, candidates interested in running in the 2018 municipal or school board elections will be able to file their nomination papers with the clerk of the appropriate municipality. In addition to the mayor, regional councillor, councillor/alderman or school board trustee positions, the regional chair will now be an

elected position. Nomination papers for the regional chair position will need to be filed with the regional clerk’s office. Nomination papers can be picked up at any municipal (or the Regional) clerk’s office or downloaded at  www. niagaravotes.ca. While complete prospective candidate information is available on the website, some key points include:

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• Nomination papers can be filed during business hours from May 1 to July 26, 2018, and between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on July 27, 2018 • Nomination papers must be signed by the candidate and filed in person or by an agent with the clerk of the appropriate municipality • A filing fee of $200 for the head of council (regional chair or mayor) and $100 for all other offices (regional councillor, councillor/alderman or school board trustee) will be required at the time of filing.

Pie, plant sale Sat. St. Helen Church on Mountain Street in Beamsville will host a pie and plant sale this Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Plants, flowers, ferns, herbs and mulch will be available and when you planted all and worked up an appetitie you have have a fresh pie ready and waiting.


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News Now • Thursday, May 10, 2018 • Page 11

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Registration - 10 a.m. Mini-Golf starts 11 a.m. Golfer’s Lunch - 12:30 p.m. Golf & Draw Prizes after Lunch

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

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Niagara West moms should all be proud A lot of deserving Moms were nominated as West Niagara’s best mom, and everyone of them is awesome. We think we have some great ones here, as explained by their children. The Top 3 have been highlighted here. #1 winning mom, Susan Taveres of Beamsville, was in NewsNow’s new office Tuesday. When she arrived, she still had no idea why she was here. “I am told we are supposed to be here,” Susan said. Her 19-year-old son, Spencer, had been a little sneaky in working with his grandmother, Patricia Brown of Grimsby, in submitting an entry into NewsNow’s Moms are the Best contest. While his submission is self-explanatory, the scope and depth of Spencer’s accident is difficult to comprehend. “We didn’t know for a long time if he would make it,” said Susan, behind some tears. “He has come a long way.” Spencer goes to a personal trainer three times per week, goes through speech therapy and uses swimming as a regular exercise. He has also started attending Grimsby Secondary School. He is in the process of completing his last compulsory class, English, where he has an 84 per cent average at the mid-term. Next up will be math and science classes as he continues to work towards graduating. “Math is my favourite,” Spencer said with a smile. Spencer’s offering earned his mom a host of prizes courtesy of several contest sponsors: Family Dinner for four at August Restaurant; from KT Aesthetic, Mother’s Day facial; an OPI Gel polish manicure & Spray Tan, courtesy of Wink; a bouquet of glowers, courtesy of Cole’s Florist, and; hair gloss treatment, cut & style, courtesy of Shear Image Salon. For placing second, Kaelyn Daniels, 19, of Grimsby earns: family lunch/dinner at Teddy’s Food, Fun & Spirit; bouquet of flowers, courtesy of Cole’s Florist, from Euro Senses Day Spa a signature manicure, and; a cut & style, courtesy of Shear Image Salon. Rounding out the Top 3 is Danae Gritter, 11, of Grimsby. She earns: lunch/dinner for two at The Butcher and Banker Pub; a bouquet of flowers, courtesy of Cole’s Florist; From Euro Senses Day Spa a signature manicure, and; a cut & style, courtesy of Shear Image Salon.

From Spencer, for #1 Mom, Susan

Spencer Taveres with his mom, Susan, right after she was informed she was Niagara West’s #1 Mom. “But I never win anything,” Susan claimed...not any more.

Thanks to all who entered!!

From Danae, for #3 Mom Yvonne Gritter My mother is so wonderful She’s beautiful and smart Her spirit is so colourful She has a great, big heart She knows when to say, “Well, I’m wrong,” She knows me oh-so-well

From Kaelyn, for #2 Mom, Carrie Daniels My mom Carrie is the most patient and loving mom. She has not only raised her own two children, but has helped raise countless children through her work as a special needs teacher. Mom works over 12 hour days supporting and advocating for the most vulnerable children in our community. She spends thousands of

My Mom  is  the  greatest  Mom  because she is always there for all of us. November of  2016  I  fell  approximately  100  ft  (7  stories).  The  doctors did not think I would live. If I  did,  they  thought  I  would  be  unable to think or move or talk. My Mom and Grandma stayed at the hospital with me for eight months taking care of me never leaving me alone. They did not want me to wake up alone and scared. For close to 6 months I didn’t do much. I couldn’t talk or move but could finally blink my eyes. 8 months later, I could go home. I can not be alone ever. I can now walk but lose my balance and  I talk  but  I  am  sometimes  hard  to  understand.  My  memory  is  not  good  but every  day  with  my  Mom’  s  love  and  encouragement I am improving. My Mom is always busy taking care of my sister, step­brother, Step­dad and me and has no time to take care of herself. She had to stop working to take care  of  me  and  to take  me  to  all  of  my  appointments to ensure that I fully recover. Between my Grandma and Mom, they take care of all of us. I sometimes get upset with struggles in life and sometimes upset my Mom and that depresses her. Mom  needs  to  know  how  much  I  appreciate  her  and  love  her  and  my  family very much. Mom needs a break!

dollars on equipment and technology in hopes of helping her kids find success and works tirelessly with them on their mental health journeys. This work has come easy to my mom as she helped raise her disabled brother who suffers from hemiplegia, a medical condition that affected half his brain at birth. As you can see, Carrie has

Her words sound like they’re in a song She loves collecting shells A mother wonderful as you Like jewels, is very rare I love you very, very much You are beyond compare

been a mom for far longer than her children have been alive. Whether she is at home, or in the classroom, my mom never stops caring about all her children. Our house has had an open door policy to any teenager in crisis within the community for many years. It is not unusual to have an extra teenager or two staying in our guest room or a couple

more chairs at our Chistmas dinner. My mom has made a lasting difference in our community. If I could name all the children she has raised I could fill this entire paper. I wish that she could see the happiness she creates everyday in the children she cares for, and the success she has facilitated for the children that have reached milestones they never thought possible.


News Now • Thursday, May 10, 2018 • Page 13

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*Regular GM Card Application Bonus – Offer applies to individuals who apply for a Scotiabank® GM® Visa* Card (GM Card) or current Scotiabank® GM® Visa* Cardholders. Credit valid towards the retail purchase or lease of one eligible 2018 model year (“MY”) Chevrolet/GMC delivered in Canada between May 1, 2018, to May 31, 2018. Credit is a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive) and credit value depends on model purchased: $750 credit available on: Chevrolet Colorado (excluding 2SA model); and GMC Canyon (except 2SA); and $1,000 credit available on: Chevrolet Silverado, Silverado HD; and GMC Sierra or Sierra HD. Offer is transferable to a family member living within the same household (proof of address required). As part of the transaction, dealer may request documentation and contact General Motors of Canada Company (GM Canada) to verify eligibility. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. Certain limitations or conditions apply. Void where prohibited. See your GM Canada dealer for details. GM Canada reserves the right to amend or terminate offers for any reason in whole or in part at any time without prior notice. +Bonus Tag Event Offers are valid toward the retail purchase of an eligible new or demonstrator 2018 MY GMC SUV or full-size SUV delivered in Canada between May 1, 2018 – May 31, 2018. $1,500 Bonus Cash and Up To 15% Of MSRP Cash Purchase Credit cannot be combined with each other. $1,500 Bonus Cash is a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive), valid toward retail purchase, lease and finance transactions. $1,500 Bonus Cash is available on new 2018 Acadia, Terrain, Yukon, Yukon XL, Savana. Up to 15% Of MSRP Cash Purchase Credit is a manufacturer to dealer incentive (tax exclusive), valid toward retail cash purchases only on select 2018 models in dealer inventory the longest as of May 1, 2018. Not compatible with special lease and finance rates. By selecting lease or finance offers, consumers are foregoing this credit which will result in higher effective cost of credit on their transaction. Credit is calculated on vehicle MSRP, excluding any dealer-installed options. Credit value will vary with model purchased: models receiving a 10% of MSRP Cash Purchase Credit are: Acadia, Savana, Terrain, Yukon and Yukon XL. On all offers: Models not eligible for these offers are: Bolt EV, Colorado/Canyon, LD and HD trucks, all Cadillac models, all 2017 MY or earlier models, vehicles not noted above, and those exclusions noted above. As part of the transaction, dealer may request documentation and contact General Motors of Canada Company (GM Canada) to verify eligibility. These offers may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. Conditions and limitations apply. Void where prohibited. See Dealer for full program details. GM Canada reserves the right to amend or terminate offers for any reason in whole or in part at any time without prior notice. ∞ (Lease) Eligible 2018 GMC Canyon Extended Cab 4WD: Lease based on suggested retail price of $36,120, 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), $500 manufacturer-to-dealer lease cash (tax exclusive), $1,250 manufacturer-to-dealer Delivery Credit (tax exclusive) and $1,500 manufacturer-to-dealer Truck Nation Credit (tax exclusive) towards the lease of an eligible new 2018 GMC Canyon Extended Cab 4WD at participating dealers. Bi-weekly payment is $146 for 48 months at 1.9% interest rate on approved credit to qualified retail customers by GM Financial. $2,475 down payment is required. Total obligation is $17,693 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 $16,254. 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. ˠTotal Value: Eligible 2018 GMC Sierra Double Cab Elevation Edition 4WD: Offer available to qualified retail customers in Canada for vehicles purchased between May 1, 2018, to May 31, 2018. Limited time only. Suggested purchase price of $46,655 includes $11,000 Total Value which is a combined total credit value for cash purchases on eligible 2018 GMC Sierra Double Cab Elevation Edition 4WD including $4,150 manufacturer-to-dealer cash credit (tax exclusive), $1,600 manufacturer-to-dealer (tax exclusive) Truck Nation Credit, $750 manufacturer-to-dealer Option Package Discount 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 $3,550 manufacturer-to-dealer delivery credit (tax exclusive). Suggested purchase price includes freight and air conditioning charge but excludes taxes, license, insurance, registration and applicable fees, duties and, except in Quebec, dealer fees (all of which may vary by province and dealer). 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. ¶(Finance) Eligible 2018 GMC Sierra Double Cab Elevation Edition 4WD: Offer available to qualified retail customers in Canada from May 1, 2018, to May 31, 2018. 0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by TD Auto Finance Services, Scotiabank ® or RBC Royal Bank for 72 months on a new 2018 GMC Sierra Double Cab Elevation Edition 4WD. 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: $40,000 financed at 0% nominal rate (2.37% APR) equals $555.55 monthly for 72 months. Total Value consists of $3,550 manufacturer-to-dealer Delivery Credit (tax exclusive), $1,600 manufacturer-to-dealer Truck Nation Credit (tax exclusive), $1,500 manufacturer-to-dealer Finance Cash (tax exclusive), $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) and $750 OPD Credit. Cost of borrowing is $0, for a total obligation of $32,965. 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. Φ(Finance) Eligible 2018 Sierra 2500 Denali 4WD Diesel with Duramax Diesel Engine: Offer available to qualified retail customers in Canada from May 1, 2018, to May 31, 2018. 0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by TD Auto Finance Services, Scotiabank ® or RBC Royal Bank for 72 months on a new 2018 Sierra 2500 Denali 4WD Diesel with Duramax Diesel Engine. 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: $80,000 financed at 0% nominal rate (0.2% APR) equals $1111.11 monthly for 72 months. Total Value consists of $4,272 manufacturer-to-dealer Delivery Credit (tax exclusive), $500 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 $83,788. 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. ∆(Lease) Eligible 2018 GMC Terrain SLE FWD: Lease based on suggested retail price of $32,195, includes $1,500 manufacturer-to-consumer Bonus Cash (tax inclusive), and $750 manufacturer-to-dealer Lease cash (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. $1,150 down payment is required. Total obligation is $17,672, 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 $13,200. 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. ʵ(Finance) Eligible 2018 GMC Acadia SLE-1 AWD: Offer available to qualified retail customers in Canada from May 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018. 0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by TD Auto Finance Services, Scotiabank® or RBC Royal Bank for 72 months on a new 2018 GMC Acadia SLE-1 AWD. 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: $30,000 financed at 0% nominal rate equals $416.66 monthly for 72 months. Includes $1,500 manufacturer-to-consumer Bonus Cash (tax inclusive). Cost of borrowing is $0, for a total obligation of $37,628. 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. °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.nhtsa.gov). ^Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth® and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices. Data plan rates apply. >Not compatible with all devices. ▲Whichever comes first. Limit of four complimentary Lube-Oil-Filter services in total. 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Page 14 • News Now • Thursday, May 10, 2018 ADVERTORIAL

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ll year round we crave the warmth of the sun, and then by about this time each summer, we’re working hard to avoid its harmful effects. That’s particularly true in our backyards, where too much direct sunlight can transform an idyllic oasis into a spot too hot to enjoy at certain parts of the day. Every solution has its challenges, from umbrellas that blow away during storms to awnings that cast a permanent shadow and have to be taken down each fall. The ideal solution is a Natural Light Patio Cover, available from VanAm Construction. Seemingly magic, the covers block all U.V. rays and 75 per cent of infrared rays, while letting through most of the light. The result is a cool setting that is still filled with natural light. Because there are no U.V. rays, it’s impossible to get a sunburn sitting under the cover. And the air under the cover is cool because so much of the infrared heat is filtered out. All that’s left to enjoy is the sunlight – the perfect solution for any backyard. Natural Light Patio Covers use Acrylite panels, made from 100% acrylic guaranteed not to fade or discolour for 30 years. They can be configured to work in any setting, attached to homes to cover decks and patios, or built as stand-alone covers detached from the house. They are permanent structures that stay in place year-round. Homeowners have two primary choices – aluminum or wood. Aluminum structures come in white, sandalwood or brown. Each order is custom-made to fit perfectly with an existing deck or patio. The other option reflects VanAm’s expertise as a homebuilder and renovation contractor. “We also offer the covers built into beautiful Timberlite pergolas,”

“Seemingly magic,

the covers block all U.V. rays and 75 per cent of infrared rays, while letting through most of the light. The result is a cool setting that is still filled with natural light.

says Ken Blokker, director of sales. They are made with Douglas Fir timbers and can be stained in a variety of colours to suit any backyard décor. “The timbers are really very beautiful, and the Natural Light Cover transforms the pergola into the perfect place to relax all summer long.” VanAm Construction has a sterling reputation across Southern Ontario for building homes and doing renovations and backyard projects of all kinds. Owner Dave Vanamerongen is based in Grimsby. The company services customers across Southwestern Ontario. “I’ve been installing Natural Light Patio Covers for many years for customers in and around London,” Blokker says. “Now that I’ve teamed up with VanAm, I can offer a wider selection of solutions for every backyard set-up.” In addition to the 30-year warranty on the Acrylite panels, there is a lifetime guarantee on the structures themselves, along with a one-year

labour warranty. “People really can’t believe it until they’re standing under the cover, looking up at the blue sky but not feeling the heat of the sun on their skin,” Blokker says. “By filtering the sunshine, we give people the best of the sun without any of the downside. It transforms backyards.” There’s plenty of time to get a Natural Light Patio Cover installed this year. There’s a turnaround time of only two or three weeks for aluminum structures, and a little bit longer for Timberlite options. Van Am does installations all year round.

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Packed house hears “stray voltage” concerns An information evening at dinner at Covenant Christian School last month generated a large crowd looking for more information on stray voltage and industrial wind turbines. The keynote speaker was David Stetzer, an electrician with 30 years experience. Stetzer specializes in power control in industry, municipalities, and motor control centers. For the last decade, he has focused his attention on power quality analysis and troubleshooting. He is a senior member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers), an expert witness in litigation suits in ground currents and power quality, coauthor of peer reviewed papers in journals as well as a producer of the documentary ‘Beyond Coincidence: The Perils of Electrical Pollution’. Stetzer attributes much of the dirty electricity – frequently referred to as ‘stray voltage’ that exists in Ontario - to the overloading of the single return wire in our power supply. Eighty percent of the power that returns to the substation is “dumped” onto the ground. We do not see, hear, feel, taste or smell electromagnetic

energy. Yet the proliferation of electrical pollution creates problems for people who have a biological reaction to the poor power quality that is generated by industrial wind turbines, power transmission lines and distribution lines, he said. Any power generator in Ontario has an obligation to transmit ‘clean power’. Using an oscilloscope, it is possible to measure the pure sine wave of clean power and determine what harmonics, transients or intermediate frequencies which produce poor power quality or ‘dirty electricity’ are also present. Tuned filters at the site of power generation prevent some of the distortion. But according to Stetzer the best solutions are to enforce current and existing codes and standards like the IEE519. Stop using the earth as a return circuit for the neutral current, by increasing the size of the utility’s Primary Neutral or utilize a 5-wire system to accommodate power returning to the sub-station, he said. Much of Stetzer’s work has been done with dairy cows to identify causes of decreased milk production, poor production costs time, money and health. As

one member of the audience pointed out – industrial wind turbines are an intermittent power generator and only produce 28 per cent of the name-plate capacity. The second speaker was Carmen Krogh. She shared her preliminary research on why people in communities with industrial wind turbine generators leave their homes. Based on preliminary results, sleep disturbance appears to be the most common rea-

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Peacefully on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Albright Manor in Beamsville Ontario, at the age of 81. Beloved husband of 56 years to Carol (nee Judd). Cherished father to Fred (Patti Cromb) of Ottawa, Robert (John Stockwell) of Toronto and Sonja (Wayne Kohlberger) of Burlington. Brother to the late Wayne Hosking (Avon Connecticut) and Sheila Jane Hosking (Chippawa). Brother-in-law to Georgi Hosking, Carol Mae Maidens and Ross & Joyce Judd. Bruce worked for the Hamilton Board of Education as an Art Teacher and later Art department consultant for 35 years. A long time resident of Grimsby, Bruce was an active member of Trinity United Church and the Grimsby Historical Society. Once an avid reader, Bruce always had a passion for history and never missed hockey night in Canada! The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to the amazing nursing staff at Albright Manor for their love, care and kindness. Friends may attend a visitation at STONEHOUSE-WHITCOMB FUNERAL HOME, 11 Mountain Street, Grimsby on Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 3-5 p.m. or 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be held at Trinity United Church, 100 Main Street West, Grimsby, on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 11 a.m., where a reception will immediately follow the service. If desired, remembrances may be made to Trinity United Church, The Alzheimer’s Society of Canada or The Albright Foundation. www.smithsfh.com

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Peacefully in the arms of his Lord, we announce his passing at Niagara Health System, St. Catharines on May 4, 2018, at the age of 92. Beloved husband of Miriam (nee Billett) for 70 years. Dear father to Cheryl (Harry) Miller, Elizabeth (Dennis) Bodden, Robert (Marlene) Slessor and Rev. Blake (Lois) Slessor. Cherished grandfather of David (Rebecca) Williams, Mark (Barbara) Williams, Stephen (Adele) Williams, Nathan (Bella) Bodden, Jeffrey (Melissa) Bodden, Lindsay Slessor, Rachel (Eduardo) Santos, Robert Slessor, Kenneth Slessor, Stephanie (Anthony) Carlo, Adam (Danielle) Slessor, Braden (Leah) Slessor, Cameron (Olivia) Slessor and Julia Slessor. Great-grandfather to Kristin, Brent, Kyle, Matthew, Carly, Samantha, Ashley (Brett) Liam, James and Judah. Great-great grandfather to George. Predeceased by his parents the late Bert and Gertrude (nee Caldwell), his grandson Jonathan Williams, and by his siblings Ivan, Elizabeth, Alberta, Phyllis, Alma, Dwight, William (Bill), Mary, Gwenyth, Pauline and Don. Founder of Slessor Pontiac Buick GMC in 1955, Bob served the community in Grimsby and surrounding area for over 55 years establishing great friendships along the way. He was also known for his advocacy and support for The Gideons and Galcom International sharing his faith in all languages possible with many around the world. He will be dearly missed. A Funeral Service has taken place at Compass Point Bible Church, 1500 Kerns Road, BURLINGTON on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 12 pm. Interment at Burlington Memorial Gardens Cemetery. For those who wish, donations in memory of Bob may be made to The Gideons International www. gideons.ca or to Galcom International www.galcom. org. www.smithsfh.com

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Take the time to see the manor There is not a person who lives in Grimsby - or the surrounding area for matter - who should not take the time to tour through Nelles Manor and expend a little grey matter on the deep history within its walls. Yes, the grand opening is coming up on the Victoria Day weekend, with the historic home being open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day, Friday-Monday, May 19-21. When it comes right down to it, that location is THE epicentre of the turn in the War of 1812. It proved to be the furthest encamped area for the Americans who battled in Stoney Creek, but did not gain a foothold there. After the battle to the west, the Americans returned to The Forty (Grimsby) but were quickly put on the run in a surprise night attack – enter one Billy Green into the history books...another great story for another day! When the War of 1812 wrapped up, Nelles Manor was the scene of the official “after party, 1812 style, in the form of the Victory Ball. The “who’s who” stood in that home and toasted a win for Canada. It is truly amazing it survived and we are all lucky for that. Everyone, but everyone, should take a peak inside. M.W.

Whole story just not that pretty Yep, to hear Grimsby town council tell it, the Town is tickety boo, fit as a fiddle, copasetic. Grimsby is well run, financially sound, solid on services and in good shape for the future. Wait, what was that first one....well administered? Hmm, let’s review. So after Mayor Bob Bentley and Ald. Steve Berry took the opportunity of passing a 4.35 budget increase last night to inform all that the local newspaper that keeps telling half of a story (Berry’s words) might want to tell the whole story in the case of this year’s budget. So let’s do some recapping to ensure the general public has a complete picture of just how well run the Town of Grimsby is. In her presentation to council, Finance Chair, Ald. Carolyn Mullins noted that council had been judicious in putting through a 5.04 per cent tax decrease in 2015 when the Peach King Centre debenture was paid out. The debenture was $880,000. Today, a 1 per cent impact on a tax bill equates to about $90,000, so saying $888K would equate to 10 per cent on a tax bill is close. Looking back at NewsNow stories from March/April 2015, it was noted council was looking at a marginal decrease of .07 per cent right up until the final meeting where additional cuts to spending were made to push the decrease even close to what it should have been had they stuck to their original word that it would be removed once exhausted. It should be noted, that Berry said at that time - just to make the sure the whole story is told - half was paid by taxes and half was paid by funds coming through hydro payments. This thinking reveals a fundamental, ongoing and unfortunate flaw in the thinking of this council. Tax money and hydro money is from the ex-

MIKE WILLISCRAFT act same pot – the taxpayer. Hydro is the taxpayer’s asset, not council’s. Council members are shareholders, caretakers if you will, of the Town’s largest asset. To take money out of a different pocket means nothing. All the pockets are in the same taxpayers’ jeans! Off all the shortcomings of this council, that is the most confounding to me. This is a town budget piece, not a hydro piece, but lack of understanding from council that they are stewards of this asset, responsible to the taxpayers for the actions of an entity which has hidden behind is private corporation status is just plain sad. Only two aldermen, Dave Kadwell and on occasion Joanne Johnston have dared to even ask the simplest of questions in the face of glaring inaccuracies, lack of information and just plain horrible management. But let’s stick to how well things are run. PKC debenture, yes, there was a decrease in 2015, half of what it should have been bottom line. Also in this year’s budget, a $50,000 reserve for CoGen repairs has been set. You remember that $1 million-plus white elephant on the front lawn of town hall. Last fall, after another breakdown, council debated whether or not to stick a fork in that lemon entirely. Dec. 7, 2017 edition story

“Close, but Grimsby’s CoGen live on” when council decided to cap the most recent repair at $7,000: ““This is kind of the last straw,” said Ald. Nick DiFlavio. “If there are additional costs, we shut it down... There is an end...After that, no more.” Uh, $50,000 in this year’s budget would beg to differ. And speaking of cost overruns, look south, as in Southward Park. I’ve not seen a final tab there yet.....how is that lawsuit coming along with $400K or so in invoices hanging in the balance? It would be good to see a final review of that capital project before the fall election. Yes, it is recognized much of that park was covered by development charges, but the cost overrun, which is a boat load, and it’s on the taxpayer, again. Mix in the Jordan Greenhouse debacle – rounded off to a million although final and complete Town expenses for that legal battle were not made public – planning issues, heritage battles and a host of other disruptions and you have a pattern of major, engrained dysfunction. But please remember, good reader, none of this is to say council has not done some good things. There have been some great accomplishments, like the waterfront project, but for everything positive, a negative is always close behind. In the waterfront case, the tragic inadequacy of parking in the Casablanca quadrant. The nut of good or even great ideas gets unearthed and instead of it getting planted and turning into a beautiful tree, it gets crushed under a dump truck tire heading up to Kemp Road. And how is the bylaw “with teeth” coming on that issue... it’s only been seven months since it was said that was to be coming early in 2018. Good management is far more than dollars and cents, honesty and integrity would be a start.


Long-time Grimsby businessman, Robert Slessor Sr., dead at 92 Robert Slessor Sr., whose handshake was stronger than forged steel, died Friday, May 4 at the age of 92. The founder of Slessor Motors, which was established on Hwy. 8 in Grimsby’s west end in 1955 selling General Motors products, took commitment to his customers very seriously and his handshake meant everything. “His health was good. He had had a fall, broke his hip and had some complications that proved too much,” said his son, Rob, who took over the dealership west end Grimsby dealership when Robert retired in 1990. Robert founded Slessor Motors in 1955 after securing an agreement to become a General Motors dealer. “That first year nearly killed the business. There was a big strike that lasted a long time and he survived selling only used cars,” recalled Rob. After eking out an existence those first few years, the dealer-

ship turned the corner and experienced steady growth. “It was feast or famiine in those early years. In ‘55 he could not get a new vehicle but in ‘56 he had them lined up all around the property. He was flooded with vehicles and he had to get them sold,” said Rob. And sell them he did. Anyone who met Robert Sr. – or Rob Jr. for that matter – would know right away they were in good hands. “Dad just seemed to have a gift,” noted Rob. “He was a natural salesman. He could earn a buyer’s confidence quickly and he could adapt on his feet.” While Robert had the tools to be a great salesman, he also recognized that you can only sell if a customer is in front of you. So if a customer is not coming in the door, what is a car dealer to do? “He would go right to their home. He looked at the dealership as nothing more than a place to store vehicles,” recalled Rob.

“He wanted to put the cars right in people’s laneways so they could picture that vehicle as theirs.” Rob said long-time customer Sam Bonham was an example of that. Bonham was spending a lot of money repairing his fleet of trucks. “Dad went out to his farm and sold him on trying one truck. Once that worked out well and trust was developed, he replaced his whole fleet,” said Rob. “He would always tell me, ‘You can’t just look through the showroom glass. You have to get out and meet the people’.” And when you meet them, you had better deliver on promises made, another mantra for Slessor success. “He would never waver from his principles of honesty, integrity and accountability to his customers. He used to make that clear to me as a young man,” noted Rob with a laugh. “That was his magic and it worked for me too. He taught us the

value of a handshake. If you shake a man’s hand that is stronger than a contract. You deliver exactly what you agreed to.” Robert Slessor is survived by his wife of 70 years, Miriam (nee Billett), as well as children Cheryl (Harry) Miller, Elizabeth (Dennis) Bodden, Robert (Marlene) Slessor and Rev. Blake (Lois) Slessor, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held Wednesday, May 9 at Compass Point Bible Church, 1500 Kerns Rd., Burlington, at 12 noon.

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Bob Slessor Sr. and his son Rob at the official opening when they revamped the Slessor Pontiac Buick building.

The hand-painted sign in front of the original showroom on Hwy. 8 at Kelson Road.

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