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Trinity United hosts dinner Trinity United Church in Grimsby is hosting a pork dinner on May 10. For $20 you get a pork dinner that includes two salads, roll, beverage and your choice of homemade pie. Children 12 and under are $5 and 5 years and under are free. Take out orders available. Phone 945-2249.
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Silverdale’s community BBQ will be held Friday, May 9 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the community hall. Donations will help pay for hall upkeep and future renovations.
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Fifty United Church will be the scene of its Annual Spring Sale this Saturday, May 10 starting at 8:30 am. Sales items will include clothing, toys, books, dishes, and homemade baking. Electronics and printer cartridge recycling plus paper shredding will be available. Fifty United is located at 1455 Hwy. 8.
Dave Coules, left, was just one of 20 members of the George Lake Big Band which blew away the room at Twenty Valley Golf and Country Club on Saturday night as part of A Taste of Lincoln, a fundraiser for the Town’s new arena/library complex. See Page 2 for more coverage.
Employee felled by ALS
Sobeys Grimsby hosts event ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a devastating disease the effects of which many people are unaware.
Debbie Fortune knows this terrible disease all too well. “I met Mark (Doan) at the Grimsby Sobeys five years
ago. We worked there together,” she explained. “We started dating in September of See SOBEYS, Page 3
In business, as in life, one must adapt or die. So, here we are...adapting. With May 4 being our true anniversary date, adjusting the overall size of NewsNow’s page has been under consideration for some time. Now at the two-year mark, the time has come for NewsNow to kick off its training wheels and really start to move. Considering we are only at the point in time where the original business plan would have called for starting as a weekly, the paper is light years ahead of its planned development. As part of this development, we are launching a concerted push with our digital programming as well. It is certainly not that online content was ever disregarded, but without the healthy beating heart of the print product, even a great a website would still prove ineffective. Starting this week, those of the digital age will see much more content being driven via our NewsNowNiagara.ca website, @MikesNiagara Twitter account and our facebook page. Advertisers will all have their ads uploaded onto our website as part of our downloadable e-edition, with the added option of having a hyperlink built in to kick readers directly to their own website for more information on their products or services. These features, combined with the bolstered content will drive our online presence into the foreseeable future and are things we simply were not prepared to offer before given the intense growth we have experienced in our short existence. While NewsNow is still wet behind the ears, our team is experienced and ready to serve with our least tenured employee having nine years in the print industry. Whether it is because of our clean, crisp design; larger paper size; large bright font; the largest distribution in Niagara West by a wide margin at 25,000-plus; our coverto-cover, 100 per cent West Niagara content, or; the fact our front page is our front page, we greatly appreciate the loyal support NewsNow has received. M.W.
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Big band, big crowd, big successful event
Arena/library fundraising campaign chair Margaret Andrewes raises a glass with Jennifer Hopkins, major sponsor of the gala.
What was just shy of a sold out crowd took in a great night of food, music and beverages Saturday at Twenty Valley Golf and Country Club as part of A Taste of Our Town. Beth Wagner, chair of library fundraising committee of the Our Town, Our Time campaign said the event could not have gone better. She thanked the event’s major sponsor, Jennifer Hopkins, noting, “Jennifer’s choice of entertainment was simply the best,” referring to the George Lake Big Band.
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SOBEYS From Page 1 2010. We fell in love. He was the man I had been looking for my whole life.” Their love story took a devastating turn when Mark started having difficulty walking and speaking. After a few doctors’ visits, tests revealed a tragic diagnosis. “The doctor said ‘I hate to tell you this, but you have ALS’,” explained Debbie, who still works at Grimsby Sobeys. The diagnosis came in June, 2011. “He knew what ALS was, so when he got the news we just cried, cried and cried because ultimately it’s a death sentence,” she said. ALS has no known cause, no effective treatment and no cure. ALS attacks and destroys the motor neurons in the body, eventually denying the ability to move, speak and –– in the final stages –- to breath with life expectancy of 2-5 years. Mark was just 47 years old when he was diagnosed. He passed away in October 2012, two weeks before his 50th birthday. “He remained active until he absolutely couldn’t move anymore which was about nine months after his diagnosis,” she explained. The couple tried to live a normal life after the diagnosis. “He continued to fight the disease and tried to remain as independent as possible,” she said. The terrible effects
News Now • Thursday, May 8, 2014 • Page 3 rapidly took over. At first he had to use a cane, then a walker, and in April of 2012 he lost his ability to speak using his IPad to communicate. “Even through it all, he still laughed and
smiled every day,” she said. “He taught me not to sweat the small stuff because that doesn’t matter. I want to be a better person, like him.” Debbie and her
co-worker Jeff Pay have organized a fundraiser to be held at Grimsby Sobeys on Sunday, June 1 to raise money and
awareness of ALS in the Niagara Region. Jeff witnessed two friends of his suffer the same fate as Mark from ALS.
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This Week • Lincoln Garden Club meeting 9:30 at Rittenhouse Hall, 4890 Victoria Ave. Vineland. Japanese Garden Design. How to bring a touch of zen into your garden by Wolfegang Bonham, Landscape designer. Owner of Peace Love and Landscaping. Watch for annual plant sale coming May 10th, Vineland Research Barn, South Service Rd., Vineland and Victoria Ave. • Silverdale Community BBQ Friday, May 9, 2014, 5 pm to 7:30 pm. At the Silverdale Hall. Juicy Beef and Veggie Burgers, Tasty Hot Dogs, and Chicken Breasts with all the trimmings! Donations will help pay for hall upkeep and future renovations. As usual delicious pie will be on sale for $1.50 a slice. Give mom a break from the kitchen! Bring her and the entire family for an evening of fun & great food! There will be many items on the Penny Sale table. Our Community Hall is a valuable asset. Do your part to keep it alive and well! • Pig Roast and Silent Auctions - Saturday May 10th, 2014. Trinity United Church, 100 Main St. W., Grimsby. Yes, it’s that time again, time to enjoy a fun evening in beautiful Memory Hall. There will be two sittings 5:00 and 6:30 p.m. For only $20. you will be served a delicious pork dinner that includes 2 salads, roll, beverage and your choice of homemade pie. (Beer & wine available). $5. for children 12 and under and 5 yrs and under are free. Take out orders available. Phone 9452249 now to reserve your tickets. • Annual Spring Sale Saturday, May 10th, 8:30 am. Treasures galore! Clothing, toys, books, dishes, homemade baking. Also, electronics recycling, paper shredding and collection of used printer cartridges. Fifty United Church 1455 Highway #8 Winona
• Grimsby Garage Sale & Auction Saturday, May 10th St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 10 Mountain Street Garage Sale - 8:00 am/Auction - 10:30 am Baked goods, hanging baskets, household items, furniture, pottery and much more! • The Grimsby Garden Club Plant Sale May 10th, 9 am to noon at the Grimsby Seniors Centre, to donate plants, drop them off at 60 Driftwood Court or bring them to the 28th of May meeting. For info call Donna 905-309-6106 • Mother’s Day Victorian Tea Sunday, May 11th, at Wesley United Church, 651 Hwy 8, Stoney Creek (Corner of Fruitland) 11:30 am to 1 pm. $9/pers. Or $25/family. Call Gloria 905-662-7227 to RSVP • Soroptimists International Stoney Creek-Niagara meeting. Monday May 12th, at 7:00 pm. The meeting is held at 500 Green Rd not at Stoney Creek City Hall. For more information please phone 905-5731252. Learn how you can help women and girls both locally and globally. www.soroptimist.org • The Canadian Federation of University Women - Grimsby Chapter (CFUW) is holding their monthly meeting on Mon. May 12 at Syndicate Restaurant, 13 Mountain St, Grimsby, 6:30 pm. Registration/cash bar, 7:00 pm dinner $28, speakers: Jillian Smith, University Scholarship winner, Liz Benneian, Native Plants, reserve your spot by Thurs. May 8th at noon by contacting Lil Haworth email@example.com,905-945-2433 • Blanket Exercise: Trinity United Church 100 Main St. W. Grimsby Wednesday, May 14, 11:15 am. Presenters and elders from Nations Uniting, Ohsweken. Free will offering. Refreshments following. All welcome. More information Gayle, 905-945-9430.
• Vineland United Church, 4402 Victoria Avenue North Vineland. Are holding a giant congregational yard sale outside & in the Fellowship Hall on Sat., May 17th starting at 9:00 am. Rain or shine. Some collectables & antiques will be included & free coffee. • Spring Music Event Fundraiser in support of West Lincoln Community Care -Sat., May 17th at 7 pm. - Smithville Canadian Reformed Church, 330 Station Street, Smithville - free admission, requesting donations in support of West Lincoln Community Care, non-perishable food items, etc. • Toastmasters International is Hosting an Open House to help gain confidence & find your voice. May 21st, 6:30 pm at the Grimsby Town Hall. All Welcome. For info call Sonia 905358-4166 or Desiree 905-970-0186 • Hampers of Hope, Collection Day, Thurs., May 22, 3:00 pm, 33 Maywood St., St. Catharines. Admission $10 Cash Donation. BBQ & Drinks included. Brenda Walker - 905-957-5000. • Victorian Buffet Luncheon Fri.23rd of May, St. Johns Presbyterian Church 10 Mountain St. Grimsby. Enjoy a variety of homemade dishes & desserts. 1st sitting 11:30 am 2nd sitting 1:00 pm also “Ye old bake shop” cost is 12.00. For tickets call 905-945-3689 or 905-945-8325 • Beamsville Senior Citizens Club Pot Luck Dinner May 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm Beamsville Lincoln Centre, 4361 Central Ave. Beamsville. Welcome to Members, Family, Friends & neighbors. Bring favourite main course dish or dessert to share and your own utensils, plates & cup. Entertainment by The Reeds Harmonica Band. • Trixie’s Boutique Fashion for Compassion Fashion Show Sat., May 24th from 12 to 3 pm. 13 Mountain Street Grimsby. Three course meal with wine pairings $60 ticket. All monies raised will go to McNally House.
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From Page 4 Chuvalo was as tough as they come, a raging bull who fought the biggest and strongest heavyweights of his time in an inconceivable 93 punishing professional fights and never got knocked down. Never off his feet, not once in 23 years in the ring. Our conversation took place before a live audience at Port Colborne’s Roselawn Theatre in front of a sold-out audience of 300 people. “Your critics have described you more of a defensive boxer than ...” I didn’t get to finish my sentence. “My critics should talk to the 74 guys I put in the hospital,” replied Chuvalo, rather calmly. Fortunately he did not say the critics should talk to the 74 feckless interviewers he had put in the hospital. His eyes said that. “The night I fought Muhammad Ali in Toronto, he went to the hospital afterwards and I went dancing with my wife.” I couldn’t wait to ask him about Henry Cooper. Way back in the 70’s I found myself in The Henry Cooper Pub in London, England staring at a wall of photos of every great fighter that ever lived including Jack Dempsey and the original Sugar Ray (Robinson). Cooper was a small heavyweight but a quick puncher with a deadly left hook, a pugilist who out-
talk put it to the manager bluntly. “So when are me and your boy going to meet in the ring?” asked Chuvalo. At this point in the storytelling, Chuvalo invokes a very good English accent. “Mister Chuvalo,” replied Cooper’s manager, clearing his throat, “he doesn’t even want to meet you socially!!!” And with that, perhaps the greatest compliment ever paid him, Chuvalo never got a shot. And Cooper, a smart man much beloved by the Brits, retired a champion, later to be knighted. His youngest son took his own life with a gun. Two other sons died together of heroin overdoses. His wife, unable to overcome the grief committed suicide as well. Today George’s job is to go into schools and describe to students, parents and teachers the devastation drugs can exact on family.
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boxed and out-foxed his opponents instead of steadily pummeling them into a purple pulp as Chuvalo did. Henry Cooper who once knocked down a young Muhammad Ali was the British, European and Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion. Canada being part of that Commonwealth meant Chuvalo, the longestreigning Canadian champion had a legitimate chance to challenge Cooper. Except Cooper knew what every fan of boxing believed - trying to dance around George Chuvalo would be like throwing himself in front of a big, red double decker London bus. So Cooper artfully dodged Chuvalo, fighting less dangerous opponents. One day Chuvalo was training in a London gym when he spotted Cooper’s manager Jim Wicks. “Boom Boom” as George was known ambled over to Wicks and after a bit of small
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Hike For Hospice raises $65,000 for McNally House The Hike for Hospice in Grimsby was a huge success raising $65,000 for McNally House Hospice. “Our goal this year was to raise $45, 000 and we are happy to announce that we reached a banner year and raised $65,000,” said McNally House administrative coordinator Amanda Black. Everyone at McNally House would like to thank everyone who helped
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such great participation. A thank you also goes out to Zoi Ouzas for her gold sponsorship and to all of our other block sponsors! We are truly grateful to live in such a compassionate community!” The event was held on Sunday, May 4, at Grimsby Secondary School. The money raised goes to support the services provided at McNally House.
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Smoking bylaw in effect for Niagara Smokers will have to watch where they light up, or risk a ticket. Maria Brigantino, manager Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Niagara Region Public Health, and Gillian Chappell, Health Promoter Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Niagara Region Public Health, discussed the regional smokefree outdoor spaces bylaw with Grimsby council on Monday evening. According to the
bylaw, municipal and regional properties are smoke-free. There is a nine metre provision from any entrance or exit from a municipal or regional building. For example the Peach King Centre or the Town Hall are municipally owned. Excluded are: roads; sidewalks; right-ofways; parking lots; beaches; trails; and residential dwellings owned, operated or subsidized by Niagara Regional Housing.
“The first year is solely educational. There will be no fines handed out... Just warnings,” explained Maria. The set fine after a year is $250 with applicable court fees, total payable fine is $305. The hot line is available 24/7 905688-8248 or 1-888505-6074 ext. 7393. Visit niagararegion.ca/health/substances/tobacco for help quitting smoking, for more info about the bylaw or to file a complaint.
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Lincoln Garden Club sale this Saturday Beautify your gardens with plants from the Lincoln Garden Club’s annual plant sale. The sale will be held on Saturday, May 10 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at South Service Road and Victoria Avenue in the building across from the Park and Go parking lot. Just follow the signs. Each year, the club hosts a sale as a way to raise funds to continue to support their mission
to raise awareness and appreciation of the environment and to enhance it with plants. The club is also involved in many community projects throughout Lincoln. They are always looking for new members. Meetings are held on the third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m., at the Rittenhouse Hall, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Vineland. For more
information about the club contact Pat Konkle at 905562-4858 or email lincolnhortsociety@ gmail.com. This Saturday’s sale will have everything from perennials and annuals, hanging baskets, herbs and vegetables, all available at the Lincoln Garden Club’s plant sale. There will also be mounding, trailing, shrubs, conifers and more. Get some free advice from the pros as well.
(L to R) Lincoln Garden Club members Ralph Suttell, Stuart McPherson, Neil Miles, and Pat Konkle get ready for the upcoming plant sale.
National Day of Honour Friday, May 9, 2014 Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced by Royal Proclamation that May 9, 2014 is a “National Day of Honour” commemorating the end of Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan. The Royal Canadian Legion Br. 393, Smithville would like to participate in honouring our veterans on Friday, May 9 with a BBQ dinner starting at 5 p.m. All veterans are invited whether they are a member of a legion or not. The veterans will eat free that day and a nominal fee will be charged to everyone else.
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Experts offer accounting, insurance advice A panel of experts from the legal, accounting and insurance fields will be on-site at the Grimsby Public Library on May 15. The panel of experts will be available from 3 – 5 p.m., to present key information, top tips and answer any questions about wills, estates and charitable giving. This event is free. “This is a great opportunity for folks
who are unsure about how to leave a legacy,” says Tamara Coleman-Lawrie, Chair of the Leave A Legacy Golden Horseshoe Program, adding “knowing how you can benefit the community and your family by planning your will and estate is truly a relief.” At the information session in Grimsby, a legal professional will speak to the importance of having a will and power of at-
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Kristin Bridges “surprised” by chamber youth honour This is a bittersweet Bridges was ectime of year for static to learn she Grimsby’s Kristin had been chosen as Bridges. the Grimsby Cham-
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it, she was there. She is most proud of co-chairing Grimsby Secondary’s Relay For Life last year, which generated over $80,000. “To see the whole school come together was special,” she said. “The community is tight-knit...to see 10 months of work all go into one night and have it go so well was amazing.” Bridges will receive her award next Wednesday night at the chamber’s gala dinner at Liuna Gardens. Tickets are $60 each and available at the chamber office. Call 905-9458319 for details. The event starts at 5:15 p.m. with netGrimsby Chamber of Commerce Youth Citizen of the Year Kristin Bridges has working. Dinner is set for 6:30 p.m. juggled a lot of activities over the years.
ber of Commerce’s by the thought her Youth Citizen of high school career is the Year, but she coming to an end. is also saddened “Things are ending and I am sad about that, but I am going to get to try a lot of new things and meet a lot of new people, but leaving the community will be sad,” she noted. Hosted by Deer Park Villa Bridges has logged Long-Term Care Home
time helping countless organizations, including Grimsby basketball, Grimsby Affordable Housing, Rotary, Big Brother Big Sisters and more. At Grimsby Secondary, she was involved with basketball, band, music, prefects. You name
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Countless volunteer hours net Globe Citizen of Year Three decades of service to Grimsby Fire Department, double that as active member at St Andrews Anglican Church and endless hours of voluntarism with a host of community groups was all Jim Globe had to do to earn a special reward. That reward? Grimsby Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year Award. “I was totally shocked when they told me,” said Globe unassumingly. “I thought there were a lot of other people in town who do more work than me who deserve it. I didn’t think I had done that much to merit the award.” Globe spent 31
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Big winners at the Lions sports raffle A little rain didn’t stop the first annual Beamsville and District Lions Club sports raffle. The winners were announced on Saturday, May 3 at the Lincoln Community Centre. Coun.John Kralt pulled the winning tickets using the electronic spinning raffle wheel which was built by Lion Jack Polsky. The results were: Trackker boat was won by Josh Erb; Taylor Made Golf Clubs won by Daniel Levesque; Two mountain bikes were won by Steve Bennett; Camping gear was won by Rob McMaster; The $500 gift
card for Bass Pro was won by Tom and Carol Wall; The $500 gift card for Grimsby Tackle was won by Bob Wicklund. Lions secretary Steve Metelsky said the weather was reasonably mild during the raffle and the rain held off until minutes before Kralt activated the raffle ticket machine and with little difficulty, he was able to stop the spinning wheel long
enough to pull a ticket for each prize. The club is already busy planning for next year’s event. “It was a year in preparation for this moment which was over in two minutes,” Metelsky explained. “We will be launching our second Annual Sports Raffle very soon - with great prizes and lots of early bird/bonus type draws throughout.”
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Grimsby Grinders win Ontario Cup Gold The Grimsby Grizzlies U14 Major Bantam Boys Basketball team, aka “The Grimsby Grinders”, went undefeated in pool play to capture Gold in the Ontario Basketball Association (OBA) Provincial Championships hosted in Etobicoke on Sunday, April 27. Grimsby was grouped with teams from Toronto, Lindsay, Ottawa, Toronto-Serbia, Guelph, Scarborough, and
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The Beamsville Bucs girls rugby team (pictured here) recently won the spring fling tournament in Oakville. The team hopes to return to the OFSAA championship again for the sixth year in a row.
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BBQ a step in right direction A tip o’ the cap to the team at Grimsby Sobeys for coming together in the name of a fellow employee who died of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Mark Doan was 49 when he passed away late in 2012. Now, his former girlfriend and co-worker Debbie Fortune and other Sobeys staff are going to pay homage to Mark by raising funds and awareness during a June 1 BQQ at the store. They are looking for items for a raffle table and for volunteers to help the day of. If you want to help out, you can contact NewsNow and we will put you in touch with Debbie or Jeff Pay, who are the lead organizers. ALS is one of those diseases nobody wants to know about. The impact is horrendous and relentless. Anything done to help defeat it is a step in the
Guests into the swing of it at gala It must be admitted, my Mom had a few concerns about me when I was a teen. Aside from being the typical pain in the butt most teenage boys are, she was pretty surprised when I asked her for some big band albums... yes, kiddies, I am from the vinyl era, when an album could also be melted into being a decorative candy dish....don’t ask. The Beatles and Glenn Miller were two of my favourites. The Beatles from sheer variety, were a lot of people’s faves, but Glenn Miller? That one was a surprise. I got a seven album boxed set with every cool Miller tune you’d ever want. Yes, I was one happy camper. All this is mentioned because Saturday night we took in the coolest true big band I have seen live in the George Lake Big Band, which originates in the GTA. The whole A Taste of Our Town was the brain child of Jennifer Hopkins of Vineland, who has seen the band before and envisioned a gala fundraiser to generate much-needed funds for the Our Town, Our Time campaign which support the new community complex in Beamsville. She anteed up the dough to cover the band. NewsNow gladly stepped in as the official media sponsor and “poof”, a great time had by all. And it really was a good time.
MIKE WILLISCRAFT With 140-plus in attendance, it was the social event of the spring in Lincoln. The room was in constant motion as guests floated from table to table. It was the most purely social event I have been to in years. Tons of work went into the night with Beth Wagner and Pauline Wilts doing a great job. All should be congratulated. All are looking forward to the grand opening of the new facility in June. After waiting for so long, it is hard to believe it is coming that fast. ****** Mothers Day is Sunday... don’t forget. The saying about every day should be Mothers Day is soooo true. I don’t get to see my mom much anymore. It is a bad excuse but I really don’t take time off. With her spending most of her time at my sister’s place in London, it is tough to come up with the halfday mimimum to make the trip. I know, bad son. Don’t worry, I heap guilt on myself all the time. But my mom being
my mom, if I did go, she would say, “Is there not a barbecue you are supposed to be taking pictures at or something?” Not all parents simply want for their kids whatever the heck their kids want, unquestioningly, but my mom falls into that category. I was always careful never to ask for anything when I was younger because my mom would kill herself to try to make it happen whether it was truly possible or not. We were never well off, yet, a passing comment turned into a care package of some sort, not for a birthday, not for Christmas. When I ask why? “Just because...” And mom hugs are the best –– no matter how old you are. I’ve had some great things happen in my life, and some truly nasty things. Mom is there, through thick and thin. Not something to be taken for granted people. I try not to, but I am not too good on that point, I’m afraid. I think it is a slight bit of consolation for my mom that I am tied up with yet another new newspaper. It surely isn’t that she is worried I am getting into trouble or anything. Well, at least non-paper related trouble anyways. Happy Mothers Day, Mom!! ****** Be sure to get your Mothers Day contest entries in by the Saturday deadline. See Page 7 for full details.
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Wiltrader survived hurricane but not grounding By Skip Gillham For Newsnow Two ships have visited the Seaway as Wiltrader. The first, a 140.88 metre long freighter, made two trips inland in 1961 under the flag of Norway. The ship had been built at Malmo, Sweden in 1949 and sailed as Igadi until becoming Wiltrader
Shipwreck in 1960. On Feb. 19, 1964, the ship went aground in the Punta Indio Channel of Argentina while on a voyage from Buenos Aires, to Rotterdam, Holland. The freighter was not released until Feb. 28.
Then, Hurricane Betsy caught Wiltrader at New Orleans on Sept. 9-10, 1965, and the storm left the city and the ship with heavy damage. The storm was, at the time, noted as the costliest Atlantic hurricane in history. Wiltrader was refloated again and, despite 16-years of
Wiltrader, photo by Tom Manse, courtesy Roger LeLievre service, was once more repaired. It was sold for Liberian flag service as Seatrader in 1969 but was lost two
years later. The vessel went aground once more, this time north of Cape Town, South Africa, while on a trip from An-
twerp, Belgium to Kuwait. The former Seaway trader could not be refloated before it broke up as a total loss.
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AGED TO N! PERFECTIO
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LB. BONELESS BLADE STEAK OR ROAST
400 Nebo Road
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at Rymal, Hamilton
TRE STELLE 200 G
LB. BONELESS PORKLOIN CHOPS
PORK SIDE RIBS
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BONELESS SKINLESS CHICKEN BREASTS
PRODUCT OF USA 1 LB. BAG
FFAMILY FA AM A M LLY Y PA PACK AC A CK $ 8.80 Kg
BONELESS CHICKEN THIGHS
ROMAINE RO OMAINE E HEARTS PRODUCT OF USA PACK OF 3
88 SWEET VIDALIA ONIONS
$ 99 LB.
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FRESH STOREMADE, ASSORTED VARIETIES $ 6.59 Kg
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AGED TO N! PERFECTIO
EMPIRE APPLES $
AD EFFECTIVE FROM MAY 9TH TO MAY 2371 Barton St. E.
400 Nebo Road
(1/4 mile east of Red Hill Valley Pkwy) Only 5 mins. from Hamilton Mtn. Mon-Fri 8am-9pm
On The Mountain Mon-Fri 8am-9pm Sat & Sun 8am-6pm
at Kenora, Hamilton
at Rymal, Hamilton
CUT FROM CANADA AA OR HIGHER FAMILY PACK $ 22.02 Kg
AGED TO N! PERFECTIO
99 $ LB.
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