>Grimsby youth chosen as Habs flag bearer for season opener, Pg 5 > Lincoln Rotary fulfills commitment Pg. 7 > Auxiliary’s Soiree de Vin a huge hit Pg. 8 > Wellandport library breaks ground Pg. 10 Thursday, October 19, 2017 Vol. 6 Issue 24
www.wn3.ca 100% Niagara owned & operated.
Proudly serving Grimsby, Lincoln, West Lincoln & Winona
Up Front Nelles ghost tours start Fri.
This Friday-Saturday Oct. 20-21 Nelles Manor starts their ghost tour series, which also runs Oct. 27-28. Tickets are child $10; adult $15, family $30. Call 289-235-7755 to register your spots.
Andre Knevel in concert
Andre Knevel headlines Mountainview Christian Reformed Church’s annual fall concert this Friday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds support Community Living. Tickets $15 each or $35 per family.
Keeping Niagara West on the map
This band of merry volunteers has put in a great deal of time to keep the Grimsby Gateway tourism kiosk going. (L to R) Brian Purdy, Ross London, Bruce Timms and Jack Watt have formed the core of volunteers who serve at the information
Pre-teen dance at Peach King Durham Road plant to close Students in Grades 4-8 are welcome to attend a dance Friday night, 7-10 p.m., at Peach King Centre hosted by Grimsby Lions Club. Tickets are $10 at the door, DJ, dance prizes.
Seniors host dinner/dance
Grimsby Seniors Club’s Oktoberfest dinner/dance goes Friday night, Oct. 20 at the Livingston Activity Centre. Music by Walter Ostanek. Catered by Best Little Menu. Cash bar, spot dance prizes. Cost: $22pp members, nonmembers $25. Call 905-309-2075 for more information.
desk, but give full credit for keeping the dream alive to Bruce Manion, who has retired from the operation. They are now seeking volunteers to support the tourism marketing cause. For more details, please turn to Page 3. Williscraft photo
Parker Hannifin to consolidate By MIke Williscraft NewsNow Lincoln’s second largest employer, Parker Hannifin Canada, will shutter its Durham Road plant in about one year. Effective mid-October, manufacturing operations at the site will close and be transferred to existing Parker facilities globally. “Forty six team members will be leaving Oct. 20 and the remaining 63 will be relocating to Milton over the period of the next 12 months,” said Jim Filyer, Canada human resources manager at Parker, in an email this Tuesday. Also over the next year, the remaining fluid connector warehousing, hose assembly and office functions will move to Milton as well.
The affected operation in Grimsby manufactures fluid connector fittings for various applications within the industrial and mobile markets. The stepby-step process of closing manufacturing operations in Grimsby began in late August and is targeted to be completed by the mid-October. “This plan to close manufacturing in Grimsby in no way reflects the performance of our dedicated employees there. This was not an easy decision to make given the impact it has on our employees, but it was necessary to maintain the competitiveness of our Fluid Connectors Group,” said Filyer in a release. “We are committed to easing the transition for all our employees including severance pay, re-employment
opportunities and outplacement support. We very much appreciate the support we have received from the community.” Town of Lincoln officials are already working on making the site a new company’s home. “Our first concern is always the employees, so we’re hopeful job search services are in place for those staff that cannot be absorbed in other locations the company operates,” said Lincoln CAO Mike Kirkopoulos. “Secondly, we are looking at actively promoting the availability of industrial property now available. We continue to get plenty of inquiries about available industrial properties so our hope is it will be an active industrial location before long.”
Page 2 • News Now • Thursday, October 19, 2017
Lincoln Fire open house draws 100s
36 Main Street East, Grimsby, ON L3M 1M9
Helping is what we do Sales Representative The West Niagara Agricultural Society invites you to come join us at: The West Niagara Agricultural Society invites you to come join us at: The West Niagara Agricultural Society invites you to come join us at:
(Right) Rain held off long enough for Lincoln Fire Department to host its annual open house at Station One Beamsville. Pyper Malton used the occassion to get her face painted by Nicole Kameka. (Below left) Cordelia, left, and Amelia, along with parents Elaine and James Leroux fill out a ballot for a draw. (Below right) Firefighter Jon Leyenhorst of Station 3 Vineland helps Olivia Scott try the fire hose. Williscraft - Photos
LOCATION: West Niagara Fairgrounds, Community Centre, LOCATION: Fairgrounds, Community 7402West Mud Niagara Street, GRASSIE, Ontario. L0R 1M0Centre, LOCATION: West Niagara Fairgrounds, Community Centre, 7402 Mud Street, GRASSIE, Ontario. L0R 1M0 7402 Mud Street, GRASSIE, Ontario. L0R 1M0 TICKETS: TICKETS: Advanced – Couples $15.00, Singles $8.00 TICKETS: AtAdvanced the Door––Couples Couples$15.00, $20.00,Singles Singles$8.00 $10.00 Advanced – Couples $15.00, Singles $8.00 AtAvailable the Door – Couples $20.00, Singles $10.00 (Advanced Tickets at the West Niagara Fair Sept 8-10 and after at the Fair Office) At the Door – Couples $20.00, Singles $10.00 For at more www.westniagarafair.ca (Advanced Tickets Available the details: West Niagara Fair Sept 8-10 and after at the Fair Office) (Advanced Tickets Available at thedetails: West Niagara Fair Sept 8-10 and after at the Fair Office) For more www.westniagarafair.ca For more details: www.westniagarafair.ca
NATURALLY GAS LTD.
bratingrs! TSSA Member Cele ea • Gas Furnaces • BBQ’s 27 Y
NATURALLY GAS LTD.
BEST WEST DIAMOND AWARD
• Central Air • Installation • Dryers
• Pool Heaters • Ranges • Sales • Service
r e m m
Remove: Fall is Almost Here Insert: Fall Is On Its Way Get Your Furnace Tuned Up Today!
Also, we have not received any tear sheets for the last 4 months. Would it be possible to get the tear sheets for June, July, August and September?
FA L L is here!
Call to book your appointment. You won’t talk to a sales person or secretary You’ll talk to the owner 24/7
Is your old furnace going to Keep up?
Is your furnace ready? From
BEST WEST DIAMOND AWARD
il t n e u 18 n o 0 d tp Pos ch 3r 2 Mar
AIR CONDITIONING / HEATING
GAS FIREPLACE SPECIALIST
Let Max help with your Real Estate needs
News Now • Thursday, October 19, 2017 • Page 3
Grimsby Community Foundation officials were pleased to show up at Grimsby Council’s meeting Monday to pick up a cheque for $35,000 proceeds from the mayor’s golf tournament, contributions from the hydro shareholders represen-
tative account and matching funds from Town of Grimsby. On hand were (L to R) Amanda Pyper, Jim Howden, Niagara Community Foundation executive director Bryan Rose, Mayor Bob Bentley, Naomi Beirnes and Tony Quirk.
Better late than never for Gateway initiative Anyone who has been involved in Grimsby Gateway’s tourism kiosk knows there has been a need for the service. Serving more than 9,000 visitors basically on six-hour days, Saturday-Sunday, from Easter to the end of September, it is clear the need remains. General manager Bryan
Purdy and his team seek volunteers to cover shifts at the kiosk and help promote marketing initiatives. “People need to pay their way because we have to pay our way,” said Purdy, who noted backlit signs on-site and video time are two major outlets to raise funds for the project. An-
other area they will expand into is ticket sales for Niagara-wide events. “That is all part of serving the four corners of Niagara Region,” said Purdy. “That is our mandate.” Initial projections show the kiosk will help 30,000 visitors annually.
Are you ready to “think outside the bank?” Are you prepared for the next round of OSFI mortgage regulation?
Would you talk with Hospice if you weren’t dying? Help McNally House Hospice understand how it could provide services for individuals who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, and support their caregivers. Take the survey at:
McNally House Hospice
OSFI is an acronym which stands for the “Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions”. OSFI is an independent agency of the Federal Government, and Canada’s top banking regulator. It’s difficult to believe it’s been one whole year since OSFI introduced the mandatory mortgage qualifying “Stress Test” for insured mortgages, which affected many homebuyers - the most notably affected group being those entrylevel buyers with less than 20% downpayment. Now, one year later, OSFI is taking aim at uninsured mortgages, by proposing a similar “Stress Test” for conventional mortgage applications. The new “Stress Test” qualifying rate for uninsured mortgages will be the mortgage contract rate plus 2%. As an example, if you are applying for a 7-year fixed-rate mortgage at 3.79% (your contract rate), you will be required to qualify at the OSFI “Stress Test” rate, which, in this example, equals 5.79% ! Expected to be finalized by the end of October, this latest round of OSFI regulatory intervention is expected to come into effect in 2 to 3 months. What does this mean for you? If you are planning to apply for a mortgage in the New Year for the purpose of buying a home, or refinancing your current home, I strongly encourage you to consult with me now, to determine how this “2% + Stress Test” qualification may affect your future borrowing ability. More importantly, if you expect your household income to substantially decrease in the coming years, due to retirement or some other change in your employment, then it may be advisable to set up a mortgage and/or home equity line of credit now, before your income level changes. Don’t let this latest round of OSFI regulation catch you off guard! Talk to Us. You’ll be Impressed.
Margo Wynhofen, B.A.Econ., CPMB Principal Broker
This project is a partnership of Saint Elizabeth Health Care and McNally House Hospice.
Each Verico Broker is an Independent owner operator ™ Trademarket of Vercio Financial Group Inc.
Verico One Mortgage Corp. FSCO Licencer #10460
7 Livingston Avenue, Grimsby, ON L3M 1K4 Tel: 905.309.8850 Toll -Free 866.864.9595 Fax: 866.210.3533 www.mymortgageadvisor.ca
Page 4 • News Now • Thursday, October 19, 2017 To let us know about your community event, email to: email@example.com or call 289-235-9500
West Niagara service clubs, organizations and non-profit groups are welcome to submit meeting dates, fundraising information and invitations to the public in News Now’s Around Town feature. This service is provided free of charge and is done on a space availability basis.
“Catch The Ace” - Royal Canadian Legion Beamsville Br 612, every Friday. Ace draw tickets sold 6-8 p.m. Draw @ 8:30 p.m. Everyone welcome! Food available. For info, call 905563-4612. Next jackpot starts @ $3126.00 Fri. 0ct. 20th Bingo, Bingo, starting at the Grimsby Seniors Club 18 Livingston Avenue, Wedn. evenings at 7:00 pm. All are welcome. For more info. please call 905-309-2075. Legion Br. 393 Smithville Oct. Events – MonFri. Free pool 2-5 PM, Mon. Cribbage 2-4 PM, Mon 16th Pool League 7 PM, Tues. Fun dart night 7 PM, Thurs. Euchre 2-4 PM, Thurs. 12th & 16th Bingo 6 PM, Fri. 20th .Wink Night – Karaoke, Fri. 27th Progressive Euchre 7 PM, Sun. 15th Shuffleboard 2 PM, Sun. 29th Monthly breakfast 8-12, Sat. 21st Comedy Hypnotist Robert Maxwell at 8:30 PM. Tickets at the Bar $20. Sat. 28th Candy Bar Bingo 10-11 AM. Thursday At Ten Programs – Fall/Winter 2017 Livingston Activity Centre, 18 Livingston Ave., Grimsby. Oct. 19 “Going to the Dogs” Speaker: Vicki Beswick, Oct. 26 “After the Fire in Downtown Grimsby” presented by Grimsby Fire Dept. West Lincoln Community Care - Silent Auctions, October 2 to November 3 at both the Thrift Shop & Furniture Store. Come in and check out our treasures, bid on your favourites and support your community. Proceeds support WLCC Food Bank, Programs & Operations, located in Smithville. Call us for more info @ 905 957 5882. Story Telling Yoga – Oct.19 at 6:30PM at Caistorville branch of West Lincoln Public Library. Introducing children to yoga at an early age can help them learn healthy lifestyle habits and set the foundation for a fit future. Please bring a yoga mat or towel. Ages 3+. Registration is required. $2 for the Autumn session. Author Readings at the Library – Oct. 19, 1:45 – 2:45 PM. Tamara Botting, author of Safety Stars: Players Who Fought to Make the Hard Hitting Game of Professional Hockey Safer (100 spots available). Register now. 18 Carnegie Lane Grimsby. 905-945-5142 Rose Cottage Visiting Volunteers Drop-In Program: VON Niagara’s FREE 4-Part Caregiver Education Series: “From Stress to Strength” Oct. 19, Nov. 2, 16, Dec. 7 2017 from 1:30 – 3 pm. Mountainview Christian Reformed Church (290 Main Street East, Grimsby). To
register or more info: Rose Cottage Visiting Volunteers: (905)309-5071 Email: info. firstname.lastname@example.org or Miriam Cahn at the VON: 1(905)523-1055 ext. 408 Email: miriam.cahn@ von.ca Let’s Make Stuff! - Mason Jar Succulents. Oct. 20 from 6:30 to 7:30PM at Smithville branch of West Lincoln Public Library. Plant a sturdy succulent at the library and bring it home to start your own garden. They make a great centre piece! Ages 8+. Registration is required. $5 per person. Pre-Teen Dance – Oct 20, 7-10 PM.Peach King Arena for students in grades 4-8. Music by DJ Maurice, $10 at the door. Dance Prizes. Presented by Grimsby & District Lions Club. Fall Concert – Oct. 20 at 7:30 PM. Featuring Andre Knevel, Liselotte Rokyta & Robertha Luttjeboer. Mountainview Church 290 Main St. E., Grimsby. Proceeds support Community Living. Tickets $15 ea or $35 per family. Ghost Tours at the Manor – Oct 20, 21, 27, 28. Are you brave enough to venture back in time and discover Nelles Manor in the Confederation era? Child $10, Adult $15, Family $30. Pre-registration required, call 289-2357755, email email@example.com, or stop by. 126 Main St. W. Grimsby. Octoberfest Dinner & Dance – Oct. 20. Grimsby Seniors Club are holding a Octoberfest dinner & dance on Oct. 20th at 6 pm at the Livingston Activity Centre 18 Livingston Ave. Music by Walter Ostanek dinner by The Best Little Menu. Cash Bar. Members $22.00 Non-members $25.00 Tickets available at the Livingston Centre office 905-309-2075. Lincoln Garden Club - Oct. 21 at 9:30 am, Rittenhouse Hall, Vineland Research Centre, 4890 Victoria Ave. N. Vineland Station. Our guest speaker will be Keven Kavanagh, whose topic is “Rhododendrons and Azaleas”. Refreshments at 9:30 with meeting at 10:00. Author Visit - Deborah Serravalle – Oct. 25 from 6:30 to 7:30PM at Caistorville branch of West Lincoln Public Library. West Lincoln Public Library welcomes Deborah Serravalle, author of How We Danced for an author talk. Please bring a donation for Community Care 30 Minutes of Flexibility & Mobility – Oct. 25 from 7:30 to 8:00PM at Caistorville branch of West Lincoln Public Library. Focusing on joint mobility to build functional strength using massage balls, blocks and bands. Ideal for
seniors and anyone interested in improving their strength. $2 for the fall session. Jordan Art Gallery, New work in the gallery. Exciting sculpture in steel and in glass by artists Floyd El Zinga and Robert Buick. Wood turning from Tom Hurst, Don Svob and Eugene Schlaak. Beautiful Raku by She-Chen Cheng. Drop in today. 3836 Main St., Jordan. Open Sun-Thurs 10a-5p, Fri-Sat 10a- 6p. Wheelchair accessible, jordanartgallery.com Craft Show – Oct. 28. West Lincoln Memorial Auxiliary is holding its annual Craft Show at Mountainview Christian Reformed Church. This is a fundraising event & all proceeds go toward the purchase of medical equipment. Vendors wanted. Contact Marlene 905-5634606 Fashions by Alia ‘n Tanjay – Oct. 28 at 2 PM, Vineland United Church, 4402 Victoria Ave N. Vineland Station. Tickets $10. Available through the church office, 905-562-4515 or at the door. Bluegrass Celebration – Oct 29 at 2 PM. Sweetwater Bluegrass Band Fundraiser. Tapleytown United Church, 413 Mud St. E. Stoney Creek. Tickets $12, please call 905-945-2511 Alzheimer Information Night - October 30, 7:00 pm. Fifty United Church, 1455 Highway #8, Winona. Everyone welcome. West Lincoln Community Care – Thrift Shop $6 Bag Sale, Nov. 1-7. Come visit us, get a great deal, & support your local charity. The Cabin Thrift Store is open Mon.-Sat., 10:00 am4:30 pm. Located at 135 Griffin St., Smithville. Heritage Christian School Bazaar - Nov. 4. Gift rooms open from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. featuring baked goods, fresh produce and Dutch treats, beautiful plants, fresh-cut flowers, Christmas décor, and more. Breakfast starts at 8 a.m. For kids: plinko, bouncy castle, face painting, remote control cars and more from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m! Supper served at 5 p.m. Live auction7 p.m. 2850 Fourth Ave, Jordan Bazaar & Craft Sale – Nov. 4. 10AM-12:30PM at Grimsby Craft Guild’s 30th Anniversary sale. Beautiful handcrafted items, Christmas Crafts, raffle, White Elephant, Bake Sale at the Livingston Activity Centre. Shop-a-palooza – Craft and Vendor sale. November 4: 9 am -2 pm. Fifty United Church, 1455 Highway #8, Winona. Handmade items, jewelry, décor, doll clothes, books, bake sale. “Get a start on Christmas
For Local Community Events and Non-Profit Groups
shopping”. Euchre Party-Nov 6. Beamsville Women’s Institute (WI) invites you to demonstrate your skill in an evening of fun and challenge. Be at the Lincoln Centre, Beamsville for 7:30 p.m. Prizes and refreshments are provided. Roast Beef Supper - Wednesday Nov 8th, 5 to 8 p.m. All you can eat. Adult $15.00, children 6-12 $4.00, children 5 and under free. Takeouts available. Merritt’s United Church, corner of South Chippawa Road and Church Road West Lincoln. 12th Annual Elcho Christmas Bazaar – Nov. 18 from 10am to 3pm. Free admission. Bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to West Lincoln Community Care. Vendors, crafts, bake sale, tea room, penny sale, basket draws, & more. Held at Elcho United Church located at 6432 Elcho Rd in Wellandport (near the intersection of Elcho & Port Davidson Rds). Living With Breast Cancer – Nov. 20, 7 – 9 PM. St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 7 St. Andrew’s Ave. Grimsby. A support Group for women with any type of cancer. Contact Lesley 905-945-1330 or livingwithbreastdancer@ hotmail.com Living With Breast Cancer – Dec 18, 7 – 9 PM. St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 7 St. Andrew’s Ave. Grimsby. A support Group for women with any type of cancer. Contact Lesley 905945-1330 or firstname.lastname@example.org Living With Breast Cancer – Jan. 15, 7 – 9 PM. St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 7 St. Andrew’s Ave. Grimsby. A support Group for women with any type of cancer. Contact Lesley 905945-1330 or email@example.com GROUPS & CLUBS Beamsville Women’s Institute (WI) is nondiscriminatory and invites women of the Niagara Region to learn with us, and share with us. The WI has a history of supporting women in the development of their goals. We encourage creativity, talent, and being part of community efforts. Come and enjoy the company of like-minded women. We meet at the Fleming Centre, Beamsville, the third Tuesday of every month at 1:30, September through June. There’s a welcome there for you! For further details, contact: 905 563 7274.
Halloween Ho-Down Weekends! Oct. 21-22 and 28-29 $20 Pass Includes:
* Halloween Train Rides 10-4 Pony Rides 10-4 Saturday and Sunday
1468 Hwy. #8 Winona
Campfire and Marshmallows, Kids Bouncy + Games, Trick or Treat around the Farm, and Halloween’ Craft, Wine, Cider and Juice Tastings. Customers can also play as you go!!! Pick-your-own Pumpkins Available
Polar Express Tickets for Dec. Weekends! Great Family Fun!!
SAVE BIG THIS FALL!
News Now • Thursday, October 19, 2017 • Page 5
let’s go enjoy winter
MAIL-IN REBATE WHEN YOU BUY 4 MICHELIN TIRES ®
FROM OCTOBER 13 TO DECEMBER 15, 2017 Passenger and light truck tires only.
* Valid on a set of four new MICHELIN tires. © 2017 MNA(C)I. All rights reserved. The “Michelin Man” is a registered trademark licensed by Michelin North America, Inc. T5114 (C15420-A) ®
Ethan Loyst, right, of Grimsby had a Habs adventure last week.
“Hab-ing” a great time Hopefully a little sage advice from Montreal Canadiens star Max Pacioretty will go a long way for Ethan Loyst. The 12-year-old Grimsby boy was the lucky winner of a Facebook contest and found himself as a flag bearer for Montreal’s home opener vs Chicago Black Hawks last week. “I was very nervous, earlier in the day I was able to relax. The calming influence was when I met Max Pacioretty the captain for Montreal, he fist pumped me started asking where I was from and said to believe in your skills, and your pretty big for 12 years old.” “It was an experience I will forever be grateful for. Opportunities like this don’t happen to kids in Niagara that are fans of an out-of-town team. Thanks Mom and Dad. Go Habs!”
SHOULD NEVER BE CEMBER 13 TO DE
TOBER FROM OC
WINTER ODRICH 4 BFGO TIRES HASE OF ORT LT E PURC T/A SP s.ca for details. WITH TH ADVANTAGE richtire bfgood OR or visit *
when you buy 4 Uniroyal tires ®
ODRICH 4 BFGO HASE OF TRUCK TIRES E PURC WITH TH GER OR LIGHT ires.ca for details. odricht PASSEN bfgo visit See clai
Passenger and light truck tires only See claim form or visit uniroyal.ca for details.
ARE YOU DRIVER ENOUGH?
FROM OCTOBER 13 TO DECEMBER 15, 2017
RELIABILITY AND AFFORDABILITY, THAT’S WHAT UNIROYAL TIRES ARE ALL ABOUT. ®
† Eligible tires for the $70 mail-in rebate are Winter T/A KSI, Commercial T/A Traction, Winter Slalom KSI and Advantage T/A Sport LT. The All-Terrain T/A KO2 is eligible for a $50 mail-in rebate. * Valid on a set of four new BFGoodrich tires. While all-season tires are designed to provide reliable performance in moderate winter conditions, the use of four winter tires is recommended for optimal performance and may be mandatory in certain jurisdictions. © 2017 MNA(C)I. All rights reserved. (C15421-A – 07/17) ®
While all-season tires are designed to provide reliable performance in moderate winter conditions, the use of four winter tires is recommended for optimal performance and may be mandatory in certain jurisdictions. © 2017 MNA(C)I. All rights reserved.
5249 King St., Beamsville
Page 6 • News Now • Thursday, October 19, 2017
Wool carpet by Godfrey Hirst e l Sa
WL firefighters come through
is now available at Bert Vis Flooring and Cabinets
There was a rumour at Saturday’s West Lincoln Fire Department open house at Caistor Station 2 the they might run out of eggs at the breakfast. That simply could not happen in the poultry capital of Canada, and the fire crew came through to serve all, but it was very busy. (Top) Ed Bradley serves Julie Bashey, Nora and Eden Griffin. (Left) FF Adam Vandenberg cooks up the eggs. (Below) Gerrit Tilstra and Noah LeBlanc take over a fire truck.
Wool carpet is the premium fiber choice for your home. The wool fiber production process consists of The Natural Elements ... Sun, Rain, Grass and Sheep. No artificial ingredients needed, no artifical ingredients added.
LAMINATE • HARDWOOD • CERAMIC • NATURAL STONE • VINYL • FIBRE FLOOR • CORK • LEATHER • CARPET • PAINT - FREE ESTIMATES
214 St. Catharines St., Smithville ❘ 905-957-7779 ❘ www.bertvis.com
Join Sam Oosterhoff MPP Niagara West - Glanbrook For an information Round Table on the Opioid Crisis And how it impacts your family
Friday, October 27th • 1-2:30 pm
Lisa MacLeod MPP
Fleming Centre, Meeting Room ‘A’ 5020 Serena Drive, Beamsville
Please register for this event with Pamela Haire, 905-563-1755 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org 4961 King St. E. Unit M1, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B0 • www.samoosterhoffmpp.ca
News Now • Thursday, October 19, 2017 • Page 7
Lincoln Rotary delivers Rotarians have been in our community since 1997 demonstrating their mission of Service above Self. At Monday’s meeting of Lincoln Council, the Rotary Club of Lincoln provided the Town with a cheque for $190,000. The Town of Lincoln is grateful for this significant contribution that completes the Rotary’s financial commitment to the town for the revitalization of Charles Daley Park and towards the Fleming Centre’s “Our Town Our Time Capital Campaign”. “On behalf of council, our sincere thank you to the Rotary Club of Lincoln,” said Mayor Sandra Easton. “In Lincoln, we are grateful for our social service leaders, such as the Rotary Club of Lincoln, who lead by
2017 GRIMSBY Firefighter’s Association
Friday, Nov. 3 - 7:00 p.m. at the
GRIMSBY PEACH KING CENTRE GRADE A TURKEYS GREAT PRIZES
(L to R) Rotarians Jennifer Southward and Sue Foster present their cheque to Mayor Sandra Easton. example and exemplify ‘community first’.” With this contribution, the Charles Daley Bandshell was constructed and the pavilion was rehabilitated. The Rotary Club of Lincoln leads the Sunset Music Series each
summer where residents can enjoy free concerts held at the bandshell. Service clubs such as the Rotary Club of Lincoln are critical partners in building our community. With over 30 members from the
community, business, and professional leaders, local and international efforts support well-being and development by providing youth and community programming, along with their global polio eradication initiative.
Suites Starting at $3,090 / Month
Experience Vibrant Seniors Living
You Are Invited!
Downsizing Workshop Come Meet the Expert Panel
RSVP Today! Tuesday November 7th-1:30pm
Call Today to Book Your Winter Move
Wellness Day Seminar Managing Diabetes
RSVP Today! Wednesday November 15th-1:30pm
Call Jessica or Krista Today to schedule your tour or find out more information 905-935-1800 ore
Executive Chef and Maitre D
Royal Henley Retirement Community
io Str eet
invite you to The Royal Henley for Lake
a Complimentary Meal.
Call today to RSVP!
Make Royal Henley Retirement Community your Home! 582 Ontario Street, St. Catharines, ON L2N 0A2
Call Jessica or Krista Today to book YOUR tour.
162 Livingston Avenue, Grimsby
50/50 DRAW FREE ADMISSION CHIEF’S EVERYONE WELCOME DRAW Must be 19 or over to attend
OPENING FOR MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Applications are invited to fill Director openings on the Niagara Regional Housing Board of Directors. Interested individuals ideally will have: • A commitment to “to provide affordable, accessible and quality housing for all residents” • Good advocacy skills • Knowledge of, or experience in, affordable housing management, community-based programs, the non-profit voluntary sector and affordable housing development • Previous experience on a Board • Marketing, communications or business experience Directors provide oversight in the ownership, provision and development of affordable housing and advocate for innovative affordable housing solutions to address local needs. The board includes representation from regional council and the community. Special consideration will be given to those with financial experience and/or an understanding of the legal environment, social policy development, contract evaluation, government relations and human resources. As our clients represent a diverse array of multi-cultural groups, experience with various ethnic groups would also be considered an asset. Please note meetings occur Monday to Friday during NRH business hours. Applications are available at www.nrh.ca or by calling 905-980-6000 x 3965. The deadline for submissions is 4:30 P.M. November 3, 2017. We thank all interested parties; but only those being considered for positions will be contacted.
Page 8 • News Now • Thursday, October 19, 2017
Durham Automotive Soirée de Vin moves auxiliary closer to goal PROFESSIONAL AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE • SINCE 1971
2014 Toyota Camry LE
2013 Acura MDX
50,000 km, 4 Cyl, Auto, A/C, CD, Back-Up Camera, Bluetooth, Low KM
85,000 km, V6, All Wheel Drive, Heater Leather, Sun Roof, Backup Camera, 7 Passenger
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
2014 Buick Verano
- 42,000 km, 4 Cyl, Auto, A/C, Bluetooth, Parking Sensors, All Wheel Drive, Low KM
68,000 km, 4 Cyl, Auto, Satellite Radio, BackUp Camera, Remote Starter, Heated Seats
2013 Ford Focus SE
2013 Subaru Outback
65,000 km, 4 Cyl, Auto, A/C, CD, Heated Seats, 100,000 km, 4 Cyl, Auto, A/C, All Wheel Drive, Navigation, Back-Up Camera, New Tires Bluetooth, Power Windows & Locks HST and licensing not included.
5665 King Street, Beamsville
West Lincoln Memorial Auxiliary’s fourth annual Soirée de Vin at Megalomaniac Winery was a rousing success, say organizers. With more than 100 attending, the fundraising event helped complete the auxiliary’s pledge to the hospital for the purchase of a digital, portable, x-ray machine at a cost of $90,000. “The Soirée was a huge social and financial success for the auxiliary and allows the completion of this pledge,” said auxiliary president Fred Lilley. Over the last several years the Auxiliary has
been able to provide WLMH with state-of-theart diagnostic medical equipment. All funds raised by the Auxiliary’s fundraising events throughout the year - including money raised by the coffee and gift shop - goes to the purchase of medical equipment. The soirée was attended by many elected officials and members of WLMH staff including Dr. and Mrs. Gary Benson. as well as board members from Hamilton Health Sciences, including HHS CEO Rob MacIssac, who spoke briefly giving
greetings and talking a little of HHS’s ongoing efforts and determination for a new hospital. Live entertainment and great food offered by area eateries was also part of what made the night a success. “The auxiliary’s student volunteers did an outstanding job of serving canapés throughout the evening and generally kept things running smoothly,” said Lilley. There was a live auction held for an all-Canadian dinner for eight, catered
in your home, which was won by Jim Howden, who is president of the Grimsby Rotary Club, his wife Ruth Moffatt and Brian and Leslie Golden. A wine basket raffle with 21 bottles of wine was won by Jill and Ray Howe. Next up for the auxiliary is its Oct. 28 craft show at the Mountainview Christian Reformed Church; Dec. 9 Breakfast with Santa at the Peach King Centre, and; the annual poinsettia sale Dec. 23-24.
(Between Grimsby & Beamsville)
905-945-0378 • www.durhamautomotive.ca
Windmill Construction “Since 1986”
905-957-0917 • 905.563.6262
WLMH chief of staff Dr. Gary Benson with HHS CAO Rob MacIsaac.
WINDOWS & SIDING SINCE 1966
Call 905.562.5831 for a FREE Estimate
We Pay Top $$ For Scrap Vehicles Used Auto & Truck Parts 9530 Silver St., Caistor Centre 905-957-8111 www.plazek.com
Visit us at: www.louwes.ca or 3435 King Street • Vineland
E CH VILL R
We Believe. You Belong Here.
Call us for a FREE estimate
(L to R) Barb and Peter Phelps with Tony Joosse share a story or two.
• Sunrooms • Additions • Windows • Shutters • Skylights • Soffits • Bay Windows • Fascia • Steel & Entrance Doors • Maintenance Free Decking
Discover a different kind of high school. Come to Grade 8 Day! Sign up with a friend. Everyone is invited.
November 1, 2017 9:30 am to 2:30 pm Register at (905) 957-3255 or email email@example.com 6488 Smithville Road, Smithville, ON L0R 2A0 | 905.957.3255
www.smithvillechristian.ca | firstname.lastname@example.org
BBBS Curl for Kids Sake Nov. 4-5 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grimsby, Lincoln and West Lincoln will host its annual Curl for Kids Sake Nov. 4-5 at Grimsby Curling Club. Organizers are seeking teams of four, with an entry fee of $400 per team.
There are prizes for the best dressed team, top fundraising team and service club team. Entries include: instruction, two four-end games, lunch and Kinsmen auction. For more details, contact Mary Champ at 905-945-9353.
News Now • Thursday, October 19, 2017 • Page 9
The Little Clinic With The Big Heart Spays and neuters Annual health exams & vaccinations Home Euthanasia Geriatric Pet Care Parasite Prevention Dental surgery & x-rays Laser Therapy for chronic pain
Museum hosts annual dinner Nov. 3 Grimsby Museum is set to play host to one of its major fundraising events of the year, its 25th annual dinner. The event will be
held at Casablanca Winery Inn. The cost for the dinner is $95 per person. A silent auction will be conducted as part of
the evening as well. For ticket information or to make a dinner reservation, contact Colleen Laverdiere at 905945-5292.
West Lincoln Memorial Auxiliary Presents
CRAFT SHOW 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Mountainview Christian Reformed Church 290 Main St. East, Grimsby, ON.
Proceeds support West Lincoln
Memorial Auxiliary’s current fundraising goal for Hospital Equipment
We’ve all found our forever homes!
Grimsby Square Plaza (Beside Sobey’s) 42 St. Andrews Ave., Unit 4 email@example.com
Dr. Mayanna Burmeister DVM and her Caring Team
905-309-9600 • www.livingstonanimalhospital.com
Page 10 • News Now • Thursday, October 19, 2017
MP Dean Allison with West Lincoln Library Board chair Coun. Cheryl Ganann and Coun. Joanne Chechalk.
Wellandport library underway The $1.33 million renovation of Wellandport Library and Community Centre is underway. An official groundbreaking ceremony was held last Wednesday. Work on the project to improve accessibility will include renovating and expanding the library and adding accessible washrooms and doors. Environmental improvements will
include installing a new roof, furnace and windows that will maximize use of natural lighting. The space will also feature an indoor/outdoor community living room and an Indigenous Medicine and Food garden. Up to $440,000 of the construction cost will be covered by a Fed-Dev grant as part of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.
Contact Zammit Orthodontics for a FREE Orthodontic Consultation. Proudly Serving Niagara’s Orthodontic Needs For Over 40 Years!
Flexible Payment Plans
Specialists Treating Children & Adults
Braces – Regular & Clear, Self Ligating, Low Friction *Invisible Aligning * TMJ Treatment * Snoring Devices * Shortened Treatment Options Go to www.mysmileconsult.com to preview your treatment! Mark Zammit B.D.S., M.Sc.D. (ORTHO.) F.R. C.D. (Canada) Ronald Delia B.Ch.D., D.D.S., D. ORTHO., M.Sc.D Pleased to be longtime community members of the Niagara Region. 905-682-8375 93 Ontario St. St. Catharines, ON
905-931-8375 5041 King Street Beamsville, ON
905-894-5903 179 Ridge Road Ridgeway, ON
News Now • Thursday, October 19, 2017 • Page 11
GET UP TO
OF MSRP CASH PURCHASE CREDIT
ON SELECT 2017 MODELS IN STOCK THE LONGEST
SIERRA 1500 ACADIA
OFFER ENDS OCT 31
2017 GMC SIERRA 1500 DENALI CREW CAB 4WD
OF = MSRP
2017 GMC ACADIA SLT-2 AWD
CASH PURCHASE CREDIT*
2017 GMC SIERRA 1500 DENALI WITH TRAILERING PACKAGE SHOWN
4G LTE Wi-Fi
2017 GMC ACADIA DENALI SHOWN
4G LTE Wi-Fi
GMC CANYON DENALI 2017 À CABINE MULTIPLACE
2017 GMC TERRAIN SLT AWD
OF = MSRP
CASH PURCHASE CREDIT*
BASED ON MSRP OF $36,240
2017 GMC TERRAIN DENALI SHOWN
4G LTE Wi-Fi
GMC PRO GRADE PROTECTION:
2017 GMC CANYON DENALI SHOWN
COMPLIMENTARY 2-YEAR/ 48,000 KM LUBE-OIL-FILTER MAINTENANCE 2
CASH PURCHASE CREDIT*
BASED ON 15% OF MSRP OF $50,345 ON SELECT 2017 INVENTORY IN STOCK THE LONGEST
BASED ON MSRP OF $73,445
CASH PURCHASE CREDIT*
BASED ON 15% OF MSRP OF $47,788 ON SELECT 2017 INVENTORY IN STOCK THE LONGEST 4G LTE Wi-Fi
FOR 48 MONTHS ON 2017 SIERRA 1500 KODIAK EDITION. INCLUDES $3,950 DOWN AVAILABLE ONSTAR 5-YEAR/160,000 KM PAYMENT, $3,000 DELIVERY CREDIT, $500 LEASE CASH, $1,000 GM CARD APPLICATION 4G LTE WITH BUILT-IN POWERTRAIN BONUS AND $1,600 TRUCK MONTH CREDIT ® 4
LIMITED WARRANT Y 3
*Offer valid for a limited time only. Customers receive up to 20% of MSRP cash credit towards the cash purchase of select 2017 models in dealer stock the longest. Not compatible with lease or finance purchases. Credit is tax exclusive and is calculated on vehicle MSRP, excluding any dealer-installed options. Conditions and limitations apply. See Dealer for full program details. For the latest information, visit us at <gmccanada.ca>, drop by your local <GMC Dealer> or call us at 1-800-GM-DRIVE. 15% of MSRP Cash Purchase Credit applies to oldest 50% of dealer inventory on eligible models as of October 3, 2017. 20% of MSRP Cash Purchase Credit applies to all in-stock dealer inventory of eligible models within October 3-31. Offer valid October 3 – 31, 2017 on cash purchases of eligible 2017 model year vehicles from dealer inventory. 2017 models receiving a 15% cash credit of MSRP include: GMC Yukon and GMC Yukon XL, GMC Acadia, GMC Canyon (Excludes 2SA), GMC Savana. 2017 models receiving a 20% cash credit of MSRP include: All Light Duty and Heavy Duty Sierra models and GMC Terrain. Models not eligible for this offer are: all 2016 MY and 2018 MY vehicles. Not compatible with special lease and finance rates. Credit is tax exclusive and is calculated on vehicle MSRP, excluding any dealer-installed options. By selecting lease or finance offers, consumers are foregoing this cash credit which will result in higher effective cost of credit on their transaction. Dealer may sell for less. Offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. Certain limitations or conditions apply. General Motors of Canada Company may modify, extend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. Void where prohibited. See dealer for details. 1 Sierra 5-star Overall Vehicle Score applies to 1500 series vehicles. U.S. Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). 2 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 Spark 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. 3 Whichever comes first, fully transferable. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for complete details. 4 Visit onstar.ca for coverage maps, details and system limitations. Service plan required. Available 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot requires WPA2 compatible mobile device and data plan. Data plans provided by AT&T. Services vary by model, service plan, conditions as well as geographical and technical restrictions. OnStar with 4G LTE connectivity is available on select vehicle models and in select markets. Vehicle must be started or in accessory mode to access Wi-Fi.
Page 12 • News Now • Thursday, October 19, 2017
classifieds takin’ care of business sports business RETIREMENT
u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u
Please call News Now to place your Classified Ad
Berryman u u Laurence u
u u u u u u u u u u u u u
October 16, u 2016 u
His memory is u as dear today, as u in the hour he u u passed away
u Love u Pat, Colleen u and family u
289-235-9500 THANK YOU
We would like to thank the Grimsby Fire Department for their thoughtful consultation in respect to inspecting and installing our alarm system. Very pleasant encounter!
Clock Repairs All makes and models, guaranteed workmanship, pick-up and delivery, specializing in Grandfather clocks.
Other servicesFOR APT.
GRIMSBY, near CanadiDo you need a US address? an Tire, junior, 1, 2 and 3 Have your packages shipped to The UPS Store905-309bedrooms. Call We are open 7 days a week and located just minutes from the Peace 8738, 905-560-7428. Bridge. Forwarding and storage available. Just call 716.877.7711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
DEPT PROBLEMS? Know your options. Call Ralph Culp - Trustee in Bankruptcy. No charge consultation. 905-3095676. ralphculp.com
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
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
October 21st 7 till noon 12 Lakeview Avenue Something for everyone
Experienced Line Cook - must be available for evenings and weekends
Farm Fresh: Apples, pears, cider, Kemp Rd. pumpkins, squash. Park Rd.
Grimsby Mountain Rd.
Mud Street E.
ROOFING Over 25 years of experience. Shingles & Flat warranty. Call Ken 905-973-3235.
is looking for carriers for your area. Call 289-235-9500 or email: email@example.com
6654 Mud Street Closed on Sunday 8 am to 5:30 pm
Part-Time help required for the following positions.
VINTAGE VOGUE We now carry “Country Chic” Chalk & Mineral Based Paint, no VOC’s. Call for Workshops. 905-531-3222, 41 B Main Street, W. Visit our new Grimsby location. WANTED Guns, pistols, rifles in your closet PAL, Estates, Military swords. 905-321-3562
Prep Cook Monday to Friday 12-4 pm
RUBBISH AND JUNK REMOVAL. Call Ken 905-9575731. 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
*This will be Marsha’s last year making Forks Road Pottery in Grimsby …ALMOST! *We are extending our order deadline to December 31st 2017 *The orders will be made early in the new year *This leaves plenty of time to fill our showroom for this Christmas season Check our website forksroadpottery.ca for more details and traxstudiogrimsby.com for ongoing art and pottery workshops.
Doug & Jane Hogg
u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u
Appliance Repair APPLIANCE REPAIR
FORKS ROAD POTTERY POTTER MARSHA COX ANNOUNCES HER RETIREMENT
Experience Server must be available for evenings and weekends Apply in person with resumé to:
30 Main Street West, Grimsby
OTHER Other services SERVICES Do you need a US address?
Have your packages shipped to The UPS Store We are open 7 days a week and located just minutes from the Peace Bridge. Forwarding and storage available. Just call 716.877.7711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
Delivery driver wanted.
Must have knowledge of Grimsby and surrounding area. Call 905-309-3553 for more information if interested. VEHICLES WANTED
Wanted - Scrap Cars and Trucks Cash paid Same day pick up Lampman Salvage Licensed Auto Recycler
HOLY SPIRIT, you who solve all problems, light all roads so that I can attain my goal. You who give me the divine gift to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances of my life you are with me. I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things as you confirm once again that I never want to be separated from you ever, and in spite of all material illusion, I wish to be with you in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy toward me and mine. The person must say this prayer three consecutive days. After three days the favour requested will be granted, even if it may be difficult. This prayer must be published after your favour is granted, without mentioning the favour. A special thanks to St. Rita, St. Jude, Sacred Heart, Blessed Virgin Mary and all the angels and saints. St. Pio, St. Antonio da Padova. Only your initials shall appear at the bottom. G.T.B.
Our Business Directory is an economical way to promote your business or service, call 289-235-950
WYRCIMAGA TREE SERVICE
Rte 7 - Diana/Lorne Ave. - 48 Homes Rte 34 - Mountain/Cline - 79 Homes Rte 87 - Central/Bartlett - 53 Homes Rte 104 - Baker Rd. South/Dorchester 79 Homes
Rte 40 - Eastdale/Academy/King 50 Homes Rte 41 - Trailer Park - 254 Homes
Rte 11 - Nanaimo Crescent - 52 Homes Rte 12 - Falcon Rd. - 71 Homes Rte 13 - Lochside Drive - 47 Homes Rte 14 - Watercliff Place - 73 Homes
Rte 6 - Davey Court - 57 Homes
Rte 3 - Farewell Crescent - 81 Homes
PROFESSIONAL TREE CARE
• Removal & Pruning • Stump Grinding • Hedge & Shrub Trimming • Complete Tree Care • Fully Insured Ron: 905.563.4593
LARRY THE HANDYMAN Home Renovations Anything from changing a door handle to renovating your home. Larry
FUNERAL HOME 287 STATION ST., SMITHVILLE
“Serving Families For 4 Generations Since 1921” Director: Thomas C. Merritt CANADIAN - INDEPENDENT GROUP OF FUNERAL HOMES
JOHN W. SHIPTON Barrister & Solicitor
SZPIECH, ELLIS, SKIBINSKI, SHIPTON
Wills, Family, Real Estate 107 Griffin Street South, Smithville, Ontario L0R 2A0
414 Main St. East, Hamilton
SHOP LOCALLY... ... When It Comes To Buying or Servicing Your Vehicle
SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES
GRIMSBY AUTO DEALERS To Serve You!
EVERYTHING YOU WANT IS HERE!
• Huge Inventories • Leaders In Customer Satisfaction
• Competitive Pricing • New Customer Lounges
421 South Service Road
569 Main Street West
• Upgraded Facilities • Great Service Facilities
455 South Service Road
435 South Service Road
337 Main Street East
JOBS • CHARITABLE DONATIONS • FUNDRAISING • SPONSORSHIPS • COMMUNITY EVENTS • JOBS • CHARITABLE DONATIONS • FUNDRAISING • SPONSORSHIPS • COMMUNITY EVENTS
JOBS • CHARITABLE DONATIONS • FUNDRAISING • SPONSORSHIPS • COMMUNITY EVENTS • JOBS • CHARITABLE DONATIONS • FUNDRAISING • SPONSORSHIPS • COMMUNITY EVENTS
JOBS • CHARITABLE DONATIONS • FUNDRAISING • SPONSORSHIPS • COMMUNITY EVENTS • JOBS • CHARITABLE DONATIONS • FUNDRAISING • SPONSORSHIPS • COMMUNITY EVENTS
News Now • Thursday, October 19, 2017 • Page 13
Page 14 • News Now • Thursday, October 19, 2017
100% Niagara owned & operated Our Team: Publisher - Mike Williscraft email@example.com 289-442-4244 General Manager - Catherine Bratton Sales Consultant - Erica Huisman, Rose Bayer Graphics - Donna Wisnoski, Dorothy Deak NewsNow is owned & operated by 1602207 Ontario Ltd. Office Locations Grimsby Office Beamsville Office 49 Main St. W., P.O Box 614 Grimsby, ON, L3M 1R3 Beamsville, ON, L0R 1B0 Ph: 289-235-9500 Ph: 289-235-7848 NewsNow is published EVERY Thursday delivered to homes in West Niagara & Winona, 26,111.
Winston Road takes shape
The major overhaul of Winston Road in Grimsby’s northwest corner is beginning to take shape. The streetscape will look impressive, but the question asked by residents already living in the area and others is, “where will everyone park”?
It’s a valid question Where will everyone park? One of the major concerns with the Winston Road area is parking. While the area has been touted as a potentially happening little sub-community of Grimsby, both from afar and those already living in the area are already scratching their collective heads as to where all the vehicles will go once the area is filled in. Since spring, those living in the area already have seen numerous issues pop up and businesses with parking are seeing residents park on their property and walk to their homes....and we’re just getting started. While space may be the “final frontier”, parking spaces or lack of - may be the final straw for many if what people seem to expect manifests itself. M.W.
One week left for Hat Trick All things being equal, it was a pretty standard meeting of Grimsby town council on Monday night. Standard is good. We have not seen much of that lately. Since it was a fairly milktoast agenda, it would have been a perfect time to slide in the report Ald. Carolyn Mullins said would be created to explain the questions surrounding the $122,000 dividend which may not be a dividend and may have been owed to the Town since 2010 and may have never been a receivable depending on who you talked to and at what meeting. It is just par for the Grimsby Energy/Town of Grimsby course, really. Nothing is as it seems. Practically zero about what has been purported in terms of timing or budgets has been within millions or years of accuracy. So when Town documents going back to 2015 from then CAO Keith Vogl’s desk show not only $122K being owed from 2010 but: • 2011 dividend payable in 2012; $73,503 paid, (full amount paid). • 2012 dividend payable in 2013; $383,021 payable, $300,000 paid. • 2013 dividend payable in 2014; $253,604 payable, none paid. It shows a history of late payments or non-payment as would be the case with 2010’s dividend. In successive council meetings in September and October we had Town CAO telling council the 2010 dividend had been written off and then in October we had Ald. Carolyn Mullins, chair of the Finance and Administration Committee saying the amount in question was never a receivable at all. Hence my initial comment, nothing is as it seems.
MIKE WILLISCRAFT I really wish I had the imagination to make some of this stuff up but I guess I am just too simple. Just trying to follow the issues of council and Grimsby Energy is a chore unto itself, let alone being creative with it in any way. It would just be more time and effort than it is worth. So it is kinda nice I can just sit back and watch the show unfold and relate to you, good reader, what rolls out in front of the gallery at a council meeting. Case in point, at Oct. 2’s council meeting, Ald Mullins said a report was forthcoming “so all can see how that (the 2010 dividend)was dealt with.” Cool! Sign me up. Any idea when that will come forward then?? Inquiring minds want to know here at the NewsNow Inquirer, don’t cha know.... me and any taxpayer who is paying even a modicum of attention, anyways. Enough of the nonsense, let’s change gears and move on to something fun...that’s right, Hat Trick Hockey people!! We cracked the 700 mark for the first time since the NHL strike year of 20042005. Very cool! Interestingly, our Early Bird cut-off was 278 - about 50 off last year’s pace but
we closed like Seabiscuit in the “hundred grander” at Santa Anita to come in at 705, which is about 80 over last year’s total. Like anything our community, Hat Trick would not go without the support of awesome sponsors. That is why I will jump up and down (sort of) and tell anyone who will listen, our business community is second to none and worthy of your support. Our Early Bird was won by Bob Kramer of Grimsby. Thanks to Jaff Stevenson of Fisher Stevenson Boehm Insurance, Mr. Kramer is off with Jerry, George and Elaine (not really, a little Seinfeld reference) to see the Maple Leafs undoubtedly crush the Philadelphia Flyers on Oct. 28. Have a great time, Bob! For several years, Mario Bruno and his team at Grimsby Hyundai have sponsored the Grand Prize, a trip to a playoff game. That is an awesome prize and given the Leafs promise this year, I think part of the reason for the surge. Garry Brown at Giant Tiger Grimsby, Sandy and Teddy and Teddy’s Fun Food and Spirits, Harry Devries at Cole’s Florist have been part of Hat Trick since the very early days. In the case of Sandy and Teddy, Day 1, 1995 when I started this at The Independent. This year, some great new sponsors in Tim Hortons Grimsby and McDonald’s have stepped up while Different Strokes has come back for a third time. All in all great fun and great prizes up for grabs all around and I am looking forward to an awesome season, good luck to everyone!! It will take a few weeks to get all input into the computer, so first set of stats should come mid-November.
Lack of governance, logic concerns Grimsby reader Dear Editor, I am writing again regarding my puzzlement over the goings on at our Town Council and the business practices practiced there. Our “esteemed” Grimsby municipal council continues to give pause to this old person who seeks only “responsible government. That, to me, must include acting responsibly in everything done, decided upon (or hidden from view) with regards the business of The Town of Grimsby. We went away for a week to celebrate our anniversary only to return to, yet more, articles in the local press (on both sides of Main Street West) publicizing the additions; occurrences and actions by those holding responsibility to the residents of this wonderful, and troubled, town. Add the Letters to the Editor by other concerned citizens and one gets the impression that the pot on the stove before elections is simmering and headed to the boil. Yet, I fear that the realities could be very different as the obfuscation and misinformation coming from Hizzoner and save for a sad few on council - our elected members of town council cause such great hurt in the head of the average citizen that following the shenanigans is diffi-
cult at best. We cannot seem to get “real numbers” relating to the biodigester. Why, one wonders?. It appears, through the smoke screens from council chambers and the offices of Hizzoner and the Town CAO, that the Town is short of funds again and looking at a tax increase to cover shortfalls. If we are in trouble, one wonders why we don’t need to collect the $122,000 dividend owing from 2010 from Grimsby’s own hydro operation. Like Ald. Joanne Johnson, I find this more than odd. If someone, even in your own house, offers to hand over a sum owed to you, refusing that sum makes no sense., regardless of your financial circumstances. And then, I read a tweet from a fellow townie wondering whether it was “April Fools Day” early. He said the reason he asked this question was that Grimsby town manager, Derik Brandt presented a proposal to council recommending the Town make a play for the Amazon Company’s new North American Headquarters. Really??? Amazon wants to bring 25,000 employee to its new location. That location would need to provide infrastructure, transportation, and on and on and on.
Bidding by major centres across the continent to attract this new campus is well under way, and cost numbers are expected to be above a billion dollars for the winning location! Again, really? I can, only, assume that this proposed bid by Grimsby is a flyer intended to get publicity for the town. Good idea if there were folks beyond 50 Road listening. That is doubtful. Also, given what could be the dire straits we are in, any moneys spent on staff time to carry this one out is another slap in the face of good governance. As letter writer Michael Rozender said in his Letter to the Editor in the Sept. 28, NewsNow, “Bio Tour good but information lacking”, “…Unfortunately the new Mayor and Council next year (hopefully) will have to deal with this.” That is if we are offered a responsible approach to the next election…with everything hidden made clear at council, that is. We are in trouble. No question. But the reasons for that circumstance lie inside town hall; in council chambers and the office of Hizzoner. It is difficult to see how this can be turned around with the cabal there now. Bud Hightower Grimsby
News Now • Thursday, October 19, 2017 • Page 15
Grimsby Seniors Club
Dinner and Dance on Friday, October 20th, 2017 6:00 PM
Music by: Walter Ostanek Dinner served by “The Best Little Menu” Wine and Beer cash bar Door and Spot Dance Prizes Week 4: Simple Money Habits $25.00 non-members $22.00 members Tickets available at the Livingston Activity Centre Office 905-309-2075
Simple Money Habits
“Habits are the cause of wealth, poverty, happiness, stress, sadness, good relationships, . . .” wrote Thomas C. Corley, an author who researched and wrote about self-made millionaires. Here’s some simple money habits that you can adopt today. Some I’ve picked up from years of acquiring my various professional designations and others from watching my clients, friends and family. If you see yourself in here don’t be alarmed, you may have been my inspiration! • Automate your finances. Send your money automatically to your savings or investment accounts as soon as the paycheque goes in. You’ll never be tempted to skimp on the savings as you won’t even see the money in your regular account. • Invest your “spare change”. Throw it in an old-fashioned piggy bank or reused glass jar when you get home. Or use one of the banking tools and have the bank send an extra $5 to your savings
account every time you make a withdrawal. • Ditch the small, daily purchases such as your morning coffee. Okay, I know Timmies and McDonald’s don’t want to read this. But a $3 daily coffee works out to over $750 per year. Invested at a miniscule 2% for 40 years and you would have over $45,000! • Write down your specific money goals. Write down your goals for the next year, both your earnings and spending. Set a net worth goal for each year and for retirement. Rich people totally know what they want to attain. • Save, don’t spend, any unexpected cash. Pretend that the extra money that came your way, either from a work bonus, birthday cheque or tax refund, doesn’t exist. Get in the habit of saving the unexpected and living on the everyday paycheque. • Spend 30 minutes a day reading. We are not all trained as professional money managers. But if you invest 30 minutes a
day educating yourself about finances, you will learn how to become financially successful. • Surround yourself with friends that are not big spenders. We adopt the habits of those around us. Remember your mother worrying about who your friends were? If you associate with savers, you will adopt their habits. Or at least adopt their habits of not wildly spending. • Track your spending. Oh how most of us hate to do this; because it’s a mirror into our life. But it will help you find those “coffees” that you can totally eliminate and replace with savings. Develop some of the simple money habits above and create some wealth, happiness and good relationships in the process. Delight Davoli is a Chartered Professional Accountant, a Chartered Financial Planner and a Registered Retirement Consultant with Southcott Davoli Professional Corporation.
P.O. Box 68, 76 Main St., West, Grimsby Ont. L3M 4G1 Tel: 905-945-4942 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Page 16 • News Now • Thursday, October 19, 2017
Mr. Furnace says “Thank you!” for 40 years of business, “often imitated; never duplicated” JAMES
CARELESS Special to Postmedia Sponsored Content
Turning 40 is a big deal; not just for a person, but a company like M r. Fu r na c e He a t i n g a n d A i r Conditioning of St. Catharines. Succeeding in business for 40 years means that Mr. Furnace has earned its customers’ loyalty and trust. That’s why these customers keep coming back to Mr. Furnace year after year, and recommend this company to family and friends. “Mr. Furnace wants to extend a really big ‘Thank you!’ to our large family of satisfied customers in the Niagara region, for giving us 40 w onder ful years,” said Randy Norton; the company’s general manager who is often called ‘Mr. Furnace’ in his own right. “It is an honour to be serving so many of them for so long. We are now serving grandchildren of our customers 40 years ago.” As a proud member of the Right Time Heating and Air Conditioning Canada family, Mr. Furnace’s claim
to fame is the company’s commitment to customer-first, honest and reliable service. “We’re not here for your money; we just want to earn your business,” Randy Norton said. “When we earn your business by providing consistently courteous, professional, and competent service at a fair price, we know that you’ll become a long-time Mr. Furnace customer. That’s how we’ve stayed in business for 40 years. A job worth doing is a job worth doing right.” Being a Mr. Furnace customer means having access to true 24-hour emergency service, 7 days a week – at no extra charge! “Not only do we not tack on extra fees after business hours and on weekends, but when you call Mr. Furnace for help, you get to talk to a real human being; not a computer or answering machine,” said Randy Norton. “And when it is time to replace your furnace or air conditioner, Mr. Furnace has quality equipment that is energy-efficient and easy on your pocketbook.” A n o t h e r r e a s o n w h y M r. Furnace has made it to 40 is the dedication of its well-trained, well-treated staff; many of whom have been with the company for years. “Happy, motivated staff makes for conscientiously-served customers,” said
As well, for every furnace and air conditioner we sell, $40 from each purchase will go to the Community Care Food Bank.”
T h a t ’s n o t a l l : U n d e r M r. Furnace’s Helping a Family in Need program, the company will donate and install a sealed combustion high-efficiency furnace for a family in need in the Niagara Peninsula. “If you know a deserving person or family who cannot afford but needs a working furnace this year,
email their name to our nominating committee by December 18, 2017,” Randy Norton said. (The email address is email@example.com.) “The committee will look through the applications, and choose a local family to receive a new furnace, for free.” Clearly, Mr. Furnace is the HVAC company that cares about its customers, community, and staff. “That’s why we’ve been in business in the Niagara peninsula for 40 years, and hope to stay in business for many years more,” said Randy Norton. You can find Mr. Furnace online at www.mrfurnaceright-time. ca, or give them a call at 289-4345195; any day, any time. This story was created by Content Works, Postmedia’s commercial content division, on behalf of Mr Furnace.
ONE DAY ONLY
OPEN HOUSE! CELEBRATING OUR 40TH ANNIVERSARY 28 DUNKIRK ROAD ST. CATHARINES
SUPPLIED PHOTOS Randy Norton. “And because our expert technicians take good care of the same homeowners every year, it is not surprising that friendships emerge. They get to know each other’s names and keep up on how each other is doing; our family serving your family!” Because a 40th birthday matters, Mr. Furnace is celebrating. But the company isn’t seeking presents; it is giving them. “To our wonderful customers, we are offering a ‘Win Your Purchase’ contest: Buy a new furnace or air conditioner from us until December 15, 2017, and you will have the chance to win your purchase for free!” Randy Norton said “Meanwhile, through Mr. Furnace’s ‘Out of the Cold’ charitable program, we will take $25 off any service invoice for each customer who donates a good-quality used winter coat to the Community Care coat drive.
SATURDAY, OCT. 21ST • 10 AM - 4 PM OCT 21,
HOT DOGS AND REFRESHMENTS 11am-3pm SOME SCRATCH N DENT
AND DON’T PAY FOR A YEAR
*GET AN EXTRA *
SAVE UP TO
40% OFF DUCT CLEANING
*Receive up to $2,500 on a new HOME COMFORT SYSTEM plus receive up to an additional $2,100 in rebates.