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Grimsby passes site alteration bylaw By Mike Williscraft NewsNow About seven weeks after noise, truck traffic and environmental impact concerns were raised regarding a major fill project on Kemp Road West, Grimsby council has approved a site alteration bylaw. At Monday’s council meeting, a bylaw which will give the Town some level of control was approved. Essentially, anyone dumping more than eight cubic meters of fill - about three dump truck loads - would require a permit. As well, significant alterations of grade would also have to be approved. “It’s unfortunate we are seeing what we are seeing. We don’t want to stop legitimate filling. We want to stop filling for profit,” said Ald. Nick DiFlavio. The matter arose in earnest in early August when hundreds of dump trucks motored through downtown each week on their way to or from 42 Kemp Road West. John Schonewille, director of building and enforcement, told council the bylaw is a hybrid of measures taken in other municipalities, including Hamilton and West Lincoln. Schonewille said the intention is to give the municipality some measure of control, “as opposed to See FILL, Page 3
Dave French, whose property abuts the lot at 42 Kemp Road to the north, says rock and fill comes as close as three feet from his property, infringing on the 15m setback required in Town bylaws. Here a truck dumping top soil to cover the fill, leaves its load.
Biodigester complaint contact clarified By Mike Williscraft NewsNow At least three area residents dispute a claim by Grimsby Ald. Steve Berry at Monday’s town council meeting. Berry said - and noted the same information would be made public in a press release Tuesday morning - that the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change had not received any complaints about odour or other issues from local
residents. “Chris Medland, provincial officer with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has stated he is aware of comments made in our local newspapers regarding the biodigester. These comments were related to residents reaching out to local aldermen with concerns about the odor,” states the release. “He would like Members of Council and the local media to be
aware that the Ministry has not received any complaints from local residents on this matter. Furthermore, he stated that the operating company of the Biodigester has also not had any complaints to date.” Resident Tony Ferrara, who was quoted extensively in an Aug. 31 story about the effect of odours emanating from the biodigester is having on his home, said he has had multiple conversa-
tions with MOE’s Steve Green going back to early July. Lincoln resident Paul Scott also said he called and spoke with Medland on Monday. This was confirmed by Medland on Tuesday morning. As well, Medland noted any complaints registered directly with the Ministry in Toronto would not come back to him. NewsNow is in receipt of three such letters of complaint. Grimsby’s release
states to contact the MOE’s spill centre and gave a phone number, but Medland said the best number to call is his direct line, 905704-3912. The line given by the Town, 1-800-2686060, is a 24/7 catchall line. Medland said calls would be processed and a report would go to him, but the direct line is best. Medland said immediacy is very important when dealing with complaints and
encouraged anyone with concerns to call right away. “We need to find out the wind direction and time of complaints because we need to check things out as soon as possible to determine the source,” said Medland. Scott said it would be very easy for someone to get confused in trying to lodge a complaint as it took him three calls to eventually get passed on to Medland.
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From Page 1 what is happening now.” “They can proceed, but with permits.” He added that the new measures will allow the Town to require securities of property owners and give them the ability to ensure work is being done as was initially approved. This “interim” by-
News Now • Thursday, September 21, 2017 • Page 3 law includes $5,000 and $10,000 for first and subsequent offences by an individual respectively. As well, there are $10,000 and $25,000 penalties for corporations. Ald. Dave Kadwell asked if there was some recourse to be taken to obtain compensation on Kemp Road West where the pavement is “toast”.
CAO Derik Brandt said he reviewed the situation with director of public works Bob LeRoux and confirmed there is little that can be done. “It is just normal wear and tear. There is no tool available to us to charge back for the depreciation on the road. Kadwell noted the weight restriction on
Kemp Road and that he has seen multiple dump trucks with full loads would have far exceeded the maximum. “They are not adhering to the half-load restriction,” said Kadwell. It was noted the new measures are not retroactive. A more detailed bylaw is in the works to be ready for review by council by year’s end.
End of an era
The Grimsby Opti-Mrs Club held its last meeting after 60 years of serving the community. A lack of new members led to the decision to disband. Members made final donations to McNally House, WLMH Auxiliary, FORT, Lincoln Humane Society and GBF. On hand were: Back (L to R) Pat Buckle, Donna Watson and Vicki Markwick. Front, Ann Diggins, Lois Quider, Alberta Osier and Judy Jordan.
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“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 905-563-4612. Next jackpot starts @ $2418.00 Sept. 22. 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 Rose Cottage Visiting Volunteers - Sept. 21. Drop In supports the Alzheimer’s Coffee Break - The Alzheimer’s Society’s national fundraising event. All funds raised will stay in the Niagara Region to provide information education, support and advocacy for persons living with Alzheimer’s. Please join us for coffee Sept. 21 from 1:30 - 3pm at Mountainview Church, 290 Main St. E., Grimsby Bingo, Bingo, starting at the Grimsby Seniors Club 18 Livingston avenue, Wed. evenings at 7:00 pm. All are welcome. For more info. please call 905-309-2075. Storytelling Yoga. Sept.21st from 6:30 to 7:30PM 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. Story Telling yoga brings books alive for kids and their caregivers aged 3 and up. Registration is required. $2 for the Autumn session. Essential Oils 101. Sept. 22nd from 6:30 to 7:30PM at Smithville branch of West Lincoln Public Library. Learn the benefits of Essential Oils! Registration is required. $2 per person. St. Anns 50th Anniversary - Sept. 22-23-24 St. Anns Community Church, 5425 Regional Road #69 St. Anns, is hosting their 50th Anniversary with a variety of activities. Theme: Grounded in Faith:Growing to Serve, Then,Now, Forever! Check the website for more details www.stannscommunitychurch.ca LEGO @ the Library! Sept. 23rd from 10:00AM to 12:00PM at Smithville branch of West Lincoln Public Library. Come and get creative with LEGO at the library! Harvest Dinner – Sept. 23, St. Helen Church celebrates Canada ‘150’ with a Multi-cultural. Dinner includes a variety of foods from around the world, dancing to the music of DJ Louis, half & half draw, a silent auction, & live auction that will feature services of local professionals, going to the highest bidder. Cocktails are at 6:30 p.m. & dinner at 7 p.m. The cost is $25 per adult & $10 for children under 12 years. For info and tickets call the church, 905-562-7427 or Rose Luppino, 905-5637807. St. Helen’s, 4106 Mountain St., Beamsville. Trinity’s Canadiana – Sept. 23 at Trinity United, 100 Mains St. West, Grimsby. 3-5 PM Activities any age, free (rain or shine), 4 – 7 PM Handmade Canadiana Craft Sale, 5 -7 PM Dinner & Entertainment. Wine, beer and pop available to purchase. Dinner Tickets $25 pp, $10 5 – 12 years old
Grimsby Art Show And Sale - Lakeside Pumphouse Artists’ Association. Saturday and Sunday Sept. 23 & 24. 10 AM - 4 PM. Grimsby Pumphouse, 477 Elizabeth St. Over 30 local artists works on display and for sale. Part of Grimsby Open Doors – on Saturday you will see artists painting. Free admission. www.grimsbylpaa.org Reading Readiness. Sept. 25th at Caistorville and Smithville branches of the West Lincoln Public Library. Reading Readiness features songs, stories, finger-plays and age-appropriate crafts. See our website for specific dates and times. Ages 4 and under. $2 for the Autumn Session. Registration is required. Pot Luck Supper – Sept. 25. The Lincoln Senior’s Club invites the community to a pot luck supper on Monday, Sept. 25 at 5:45 p.m. at the Lincoln Centre, 4361 Central Avenue, Beamsville. Please bring a main course dish to feed 6-8 & a small dessert. Bring your own plate, cutlery, etc. Entertainment to follow supper - The Lincoln Concert Band. For more info. call 905562-4015 Walking with Grief – Sept. 26, A 6-week walking group to support those with grief. Tues. 10-11am @ McNally House. Starting Sept 26. Call Jenn to register 905-309-4013 ext. 32. Caistorville Book Club. Sept. 27th from 6:30 to 7:30PM at Caistorville branch of West Lincoln Public Library. All welcome to attend. Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of every month. The September book will be Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. Being Present in Our Grief – Sept. 27, A 6-week meditation group to support those with grief. Wed. 2-3:30pm @ McNally House. Starting Sept. 27 and Nov. 15. Call Jenn to register 905-309-4013 ext. 32. Turkey Roll – Sept. 29. Knights of Columbus Turkey Roll at the Peach King Centre, Grimsby. Doors open at 6 PM. Come for food, fun and a chance to win lots of prizes! Turkey Dinner - Sept. 29. 5-7pm. St. Andrew’s Church Hall 156, Main St. Grimsby. Tickets 905-945-7798. Adults $15 Children 5-12yrs $10. Family $40 (2 adults,2 children).Take out available with advance order. Turkey, Dressing, Vegetables, Cranberry, Pie. Always a sellout, get your tickets now! McNally House Fundraising Trivia Night – Sept. 29 at the Royal Canadian Legion 127, 233 Elizabeth St. Grimsby/ Doors Open at 6:30 PM. To register email hbooth@mcnallyhouse hospice.com, or phone 905309-4013 ext. 28. $20 PP. Fall Market Sale - Sept. 29 & 30 – Trinity United Church, 4287 William Street (Corner King St.) Beamsville, ON. Admission – donation of canned goods. Luncheon served both days 11 am – 1 pm. Friday – $8.00 Pulled Pork on Bun; Sat. – $10.00 Hot Turkey Sandwich or enjoy Back Bacon on Bun on the lawn outside the church, Meals Eat In or Take Out. There will be a wide selection of Quilting & Crafts, Baked Goods & Preserves, a Holiday Store, & Silent Auction. Women’s History Month – Sun., Oct. 1st, from 1:30
to 3:30. A free event at the Erland Lee Museum (552 Ridge Road, Stoney Creek), birthplace of the Women’s Institutes, in celebration of Women’s History Month and the release of the new book published by the FWIO, Ordinary to Extraordinary: 150 stories as unique as the women who lived them. Everyone is welcome! Call 905-662-2691 to RSVP or for more info. This event is in partnership with Herstories Café (https://herstoriescafe.wordpress.com) Euchre Party - Oct 2. Beamsville Women’s Institute (WI) invites card players to demonstrate skill in an evening of fun and challenge. Lincoln Centre, Beamsville 7:30 p.m. Prizes and refreshments are provided. Line Dancing For Beginners. - Oct. 5 to Nov. 30 The Lincoln Seniors Club (55+) invites you to come and learn the basics of line dancing. Lessons will start on Thurs.1:30 to 3:00 p.m. The club is located at the Lincoln Centre, Central Ave. in Beamsville. Please call 905 - 563 - 4110 for info and to register. After September 25, call 905 562 6511. Grimsby Beach: Then and Now. Oct. 10, 6:30 pm. Presented by John Allan. Discover the history of Grimsby Beach with long-time resident John Allan. Mr. Allan will share images from his treasure trove of photographs. Learn about this unique neighbourhood. www.lincoln.library.on.ca for more information. Harvest Lunch – Oct. 13. The Lincoln Senior’s Club invites you to their Community Harvest Lunch on Friday, October 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Centre, Central Ave. Beamsville. $8.00 person includes choice of soup, sandwiches, dessert, tea and coffee. For more information call 905-562-4015 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. Octoberfest Dinner & Dance – Oct. 20. Grimsby Seniors Club are holding a Octoberfest dinner and 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 nonmembers $25.00 Tickets available at the Livingston Centre office 905-309-2075. 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 905563-4606 Smithville Legion Br. 393 – Sep. 2017 Events Monday – Fri. Free Pool 2-5 pm Mon. Cribbage 2-4 pm, Tues. Free Pool Noon-10 pm, Thurs. Euchre 2-4 pm, Thurs. 28nd Bingo 6 pm, Fri. 22th Wings & Entertainment Night Karaoke (22nd) 17th – 23rd LEGION WEEK, Candy Bar Bingo (Kids & Adults) Sat. 30th 10am – 11am. Hall rental available $20.00/hour. You do not have to be a legion member to participate everybody welcome.
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Grimsby, Smithville Terry Fox runs have big years Big crowds and big dollars for cancer research were the order of the day at Terry Fox Runs in both Grimsby and Smithville. Organizer Karen Post said Smithville participants generated nearly $8,400 - topping the event’s previous best by more than $1,000. A big reason for that was Post’s butter tart brigade, which generated $1,050 selling her tasty creations for $10/half-dozen. She thanked Matt Takacs at Real Canadian Superstore in Grimsby for donating to her baking effort. Grimsby also had an excellent day, said organizer Teresa Mueller, with $28,000 being generated. The day got off to a busy start with registration and a warmup with Joelle Turner and Maegan Otto of The Energy Lab. “Thanks go out to all of the participants, donors, sponsors and volunteers that helped make this day such a great success. We hope to see everyone out again next year for the 38th annual Terry Fox Run on Sunday Sept. 16, 2018,” said Mueller.
(Left) Kathy and Kylie Cunningham with baby Nova were ready for the Smithville run with help from volunteer Karen Wilcox. (Bottom left) Kathleen Currie checks in kids Ava and Aidan as well as husband Justin at the Grimsby run with help from volunteers Debbie Sims and Kim Condari. (Below) Cancer survivor Julia Galves and her mom, Jennifer, left, warm up for the Grimsby run.
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Funds for a good cause Lincoln Fire Department put the fun in fundraising with their Hot Fire Friday event, Sept 8 at Hilary Bald Park. “It was a free event, but we raised $235 for Red Cross Hurricane Relief and $590 for fire safety initiatives within Lincoln,” said Lincoln fire prevention officer Tamara Clark.
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Two heroes made Carnegie Library possible In the history of the Grimsby Public Library, there are two heroes. The first was James Aitchison, a hard-working young man who came to Grimsby in 1900. He opened a tailor shop on Main Street, just east of Oak Street, but as time went by he became involved in other enterprises as well. One of these was a fruit farm at the top of Anderson’s Hill which he eventually subdivided into the Aitchison Survey – Kingsway Blvd., Rosslyn, Melrose and Balmoral Avenues. In 1905, Aitchison was appointed as secretary to the Grimsby Public Library Board at the salary of $15 per annum. The Board had just been formed as the result of the decision to get in touch with philanthrophist Andrew Carnegie who had become famous for his generous donations to the construction of public libraries. This is where our second hero comes into the story. Carnegie had been born into a poor family in Scotland where his father was a hand loom weaver making heavy damask. When modern inventions made this trade obsolete, the family was plunged into poverty. In 1848, they moved to Pittsburgh were 13-year-old Andrew worked as a bobbin boy in a cotton mill. He later worked at a number of railway jobs, eventually becoming superintendant of the Western Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad. As
What is believed to have been the Town band on original steps of the Cargnie Building. The year of this shot is unknown. his income rose, so did his ability boys. Andrew Carnegie was one to make investments which he did of those who regularly borrowed wisely. It is said that by the time and read books from this collection. of his death, his estate was worth His thirst for knowledge guided his US$309billion, or its equivalent in lifelong philosophy of helping those 2007 dollars – far more than Bill less fortunate. Gates of Steve Jobs ever made. Yet He wrote “Whatever agencies for he never took more than $50,000 a good may rise or fall in the future, it year for his own personal use. seems certain that the Free library Carnegie was fortunate to have is destined to stand and become a been raised in a family which valued never-ending foundation of good to learning. This was reinforced durall the inhabitants.” ing his teenage years when Col. Over his lifetime, he funded the James Anderson (another hero) building of 2509 libraries in Britain, opened his private library on Saturthe United States, Canada, South day nights for use by working class Africa, Fiji and Australia. No wonder he has often been referred to as “the patron saint of libraries.” The men guiding the reins of the Village of Grimsby heard about Carnegie, and felt they had a good chance of sharing the bounty.
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Aitchison wrote to Andrew Carnegie, describing Grimsby and asking if there was a possibility of a grand. No doubt he explained that Grimsby’s present library consisted of only 1719 books kept on the upper level of the town fire hall. For nearly five years, nothing happened. To keep Grimsby in front of Carnegie and his secretary, James Bertram, Aitchison regularly sent coloured picture postcards to Carnegie’s office. This wooing process worked, although we don’t know if Carnegie himself ever saw the postcards. However, In December 1910, Bertram sent a form asking for information about Grimsby’s population and the assessment for Grimsby and North Grimsby Township. The reply came quickly in January 1911. “If the City agree by resolution to maintain a Free Public Library at a cost of not less than eight hundred dollars a year, and provides a suitable site for the building, Mr. Carnegie will be glad to give Eight Thousand Dollars to erect a Free Public Library building for Grimsby.” The Village Fathers promptly agreed to the terms. The St. Catharines architect A.E. Nicholson was chosen to design the building. He had designed the library in Thorold, and was familiar with the notes and requirements of the Carnegie Foundation. At first, the council chose a lot on Main Street for the building, although this lot offered challengers – there were no sewage or water drainage facilities. When Nicholson’s plans were sent to Bertram, they were not well See OPEN, Page 9
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From Page 7 received. Then the Village decided to demolish the high school/town hall building at the corner of Depot and Adelaide Streets. This lot was larger than the Main Street location and no drainage problems. Nicholson’s new plans for this lot were given the nod. It would be interesting to be able to view Nicholson’s plans. Old photos of the library show stone steps on the outside of the building ascending to the main level. How or when the changes were made to put the stairs inside, with two staircases to the lower floor are unknown. Unfortunately, all the plans in Nicholson’s office were destroyed when he died in 1945. The new library building was completed in the summer of 1912. It opened its doors to eager Grimsbarians in September. A new librarian, Myrtle Forman had been hired at $400 per year. Her duties included taking care of the rooms upstairs – to which was fortunately added the notation that she did not need to scrub floors or clean windows. In providing a library for Grimsby, and those for 2,500 other communities, Andrew Carnegie certainly lived up to his three rules of life: to spend the first third of his life studying and learning; to spend the second third making as much money as possible; and to use the third part in giving away as much of that money as possible. In tribute to Col. Anderson and others who had helped him, Carnegie wrote “This is but a slight tribute and gives only a faint idea of the depth of gratitude which I feel for what he did for me and my companions. It is from my own early exposure that I decided there was no use to which money could be applied so productive of good to boys and girls who have good within them and ability and ambition to develop it, as founding a public library in a community.” When you step inside the newly renovated Carnegie Building at Doors Open on Saturday, think of the heroes whose devotion to learning has endured for more than 100 years in Grimsby, and will continue into the future.
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Highlights include: • Interactive & fun activities for the entire family beginning at the kick-off at Twenty Valley School in Vineland on Friday evening, continuing Saturday & Sunday in Beamsville • Our museum’s traditional Pioneer Day, in its 51st year, an anchor for the street celebration on Saturday • Street celebration including six zones – Pioneer Day, the Hub on King, Kids Zone, Arts 150, Community Shapers, Porchfest • Live performances by a host of talented Lincoln residents on all three days • Local food & beverages everywhere including Twenty Valley Craft & Culinary Garden • Ride the vintage trolley or rent a bike to travel among the six zones at the street celebration on Saturday • Mayor’s Pancake Breakfast, hosted by Beamsville Lions & Multi-faith Mosaic Celebration for Sunday’s wrap-up
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A vintage trolley car will transport Festival goers on a regular schedule across the entire Street Celebration. Fond Farewell Festival Wrap-up 9am–2pm: Lincoln Centre & BDSS 9am–Noon: Mayor’s Breakfast hosted by Beamsville Lions @ Lincoln Centre with live entertainment 11:30am–12:30pm: Town of Lincoln Canada 150 Rally with aerial photo on BDSS Football Field 1–2pm: Multi-Faith Mosaic Celebration @ BDSS with Lincoln Concert Band 2pm: Dedication of Mountain Memorial Forest & Trail @ Beamsville Lions Community Park
Street Celebration 10am–5pm: Throughout downtown Beamsville (see map for locations) Pioneer Day Lincoln’s traditional annual Pioneer Day Hub on King by DeSantis Marketplace, performance stage, Lincoln businesses showcase, Grape Stomp, Lincoln’s Canada 150 Baby Parade Twenty Valley Craft & Culinary Garden 2pm–Sunset: Selection of Lincoln’s craft beverages & culinary treats Community Shapers Zone Human library, displays, “Prudhomme’s Creating a Niagara Legend” book launch
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FBH on Central Kids Zone Performances, inflatables, local youth group displays, pumpkin-carving contest Arts 150 Zone Art exhibit featuring 10 homegrown Lincoln artists Porchfest 1–4pm: Continuous performances on residents’ porches along Central Avenue/May Street
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Great cause, great guy
BJ Frid was one of 10 musicians who performed Saturday at Different Strokes as part of a tribute to Grimsby resident, musician and all-around good guy, Todd Pyper, who lost his battle with cancer last week. The event was a fundraiser for McNally House Hospice. We over $2,200 was raised. “I’d like to thank all those who donated prizes and a special shout out to Linda Lathier for doing a great job in that regard as well as Carli Rose and Jerry Mackie with thanks to Ron Lane and Fun School of Music,” said organizer and friend John Restas.
If you have time, give some Ironic that in this week’s edition it is noted the Grimsby Opti-Mrs. Club is packing it in after 60 years of helping out the community in a variety of different ways and one of the community’s most dedicated individuals, Todd Pyper, lost his battle with cancer. Volunteers are more precious than ever. For whatever reason, generations (and not just millenials) simply do not give of their time as their predecessors did with question or fail. It is hard to figure out why. It is not that need has declined. It is not service clubs and groups aren’t flexible with time commitments (as they have done everything possible to accommodate newbies). It is not that personal satisfaction from doing good deeds has ceased to exist. Yet, for a variety of reasons, the volunteer base dwindles. If you have time, good reader, pick a cause or a group and get involved. There are great ones out there! M.W.
Two rights do make a wrong Grimsby Town Council did something right Monday night, a couple of things actually, but somehow managed to muck things up on one front. With the site alteration bylaw - it is realized it may not have been as quick as some residence would have like, it won’t stop the steamrolling of 42 Kemp Road West or the dump truck traffic on Mountain Road, but - council did move quickly to get some semblance recourse in place should this type of shenanigans pop up again. The two keys of the bylaw are the eight cubic meter threshold which, when exceeded, required a clean fill permit to be produced, and the grade change designation which requires surveys and a plan which will outline outcomes so Town officials have some projection to go by. If things don’t match up on either front, fines are now in place to give the municipality some leverage. Granted, years too late, but better late than never. A more comprehensive fillrelated bylaw is yet to drop, with a projected readiness date of year-end mentioned. This more intensive component will require input from various government agencies and likely a public meeting (or at least I hope there is one). A second dump site on Kemp is already active, so no doubt they hustled that thing open to avoid falling under any restrictions whatsoever with the new bylaws as anything done by the Town is not retroactive. At least the gate to the paddock is closed now, or closing. Hopefully there is still a few horses in there! Now, some information was given out for people to contact if they have any concerns with the Sobie Road
MIKE WILLISCRAFT biodigester as far as odour or water quality goes. That is a good thing, too. It is always good to give solid information to the public to streamline lines of communication. If the information was given out, with a “thank you very much”, all good, we move on. But that just simply could not be the case. For the last couple of terms, Grimsby council has developed an innate ability to shoot itself in the foot. Really, there is no foot left to shoot. I think the great $100,000 wall of CoGen took that last little bit. To get to the point, anyone with concerns on the good ol bio should call Chris Medland of the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change at 905-704-3912. A 1-800 number was given out at council, but as Medland noted to me on Tuesday that is an after hours line. So direct is better. At council, the point was repeatedly stressed by Ald. Steve Berry that the “Ministry has not received any complaints from local residents on this matter.” So there is a clear issue with a sweeping statement such as this, mainly in that it is 100 per cent incorrect. As noted in this week’s story on Page 1, one person spoke directly with Medland
Monday - noting it took him three calls to get there. The Grimsby resident spoke with another MOE official many times since July - and it could be as many as 2-3 who did the same (still checking on that as we go to press) and with the only issue a possible internal disconnect of coordinating information with the MOE, but that is a quick and simple fix. As well, I have copies of three different letters of complaint to the MOE regarding several biodigester issues. Medland noted anything goes direct to the minister’s office would not necessarily come back to him. At council, Ald. Dave Kadwell also noted he personally passed along three complaints to Grimsby Energy officials. Long story short, it is highly inflammatory to make elude to legitimate complaints as background noise which have seen no follow through from the sources. But that’s the way the Grimsby cookie crumbles any more. The important thing in this foray into municipal communications is forget the hydro guys with complaints with biodigester complaints. They don’t want to hear it. Call Chris Medland, 905704-3912. If you do otherwise, you’ll get the Joanne Johnston treatment. She questioned why a hydro dividend from 2010 - which will now not be collected by the Town as it was written off - will not get paid. She was chastised by Berry, told that was confidential and, if she didn’t like the job he was doing on the board, he could be replaced. Seemed like a good spot for a non-confidence vote, terminate the boards in full and put the utility on the block, but that’s just me.
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Just another Friday at Teddy’s You just never know who is going to pop into Teddy’s Food, Fun & Spirits. Last Friday, customers got an opportunity to chat and get an autograph with wellknown former NHLer Shayne Corson. The former Hab, Leaf, Oiler, Blue and Star - who also played on Team Canada’s 1991 Canada Cup winning team was in Niagara as part of his current gig with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization and Molson. “I love getting the chance to do things like this,” said Corson, as he signed another autograph. “The fans are absolutely number one. As a player, all those mornings when I was tired and sore and thought I couldn’t do it anymore, I would just think of the fans.” On the ice, Corson, who had a natural abil-
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