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Decade long work on East Secondary plan over BY SARAH MURRELL VOICE Staff After more than a decade of work, meetings, public input, consultations, and planning the Town’s Secondary Plan for the East Fonthill area may be very near to completion. “It’s been a tremendous voyage,” said Ron Palmer, the consultant working on the plan since April of 2001. In a presentation to council on Monday, March 19 Palmer noted he has worked through several councils, planners and CAOs and now the plan is ready to move on to the next stage. “It is ready to go. It is in the public interest. It is good for the town,” said Palmer, noting the process has been collaborative, transparent and inclusive. With the finalization of the East Fonthill Secondary Plan, which won’t come until council ratifies the approval given to the plan by committee on Monday night and it receives a blessing from Regional Council, council can expect to see applications for development projects, said Palmer. “It is the end of the beginning,” he said, noting the plan

provides a vision and guidance for how the area will be developed and now begins the actual development of the properties, located along Rice Road from Regional Road 20 to Port Robinson Road. After more than 10 years of work, and waiting, the land owners of East Fonthill are happy with the final plan. Mel Iovio, representing Sterling Realty, was at council Monday evening to support the plan and recommend to council approval of the plan. Stephen Kaiser, also speaking on behalf of land owners within the East Fonthill area, said there is “huge potential” here for everyone involved, adding the developers have their sleeves rolled up and are looking forward to working with the town in developing the area. Councillor Peter Papp noted it has been more than a decade since Pelham began working on a plan to guide development in the East Fonthill lands and that many of the people originally involved are no longer at the council table. “Some of us thought we’d never get here,” he said. “There were days we thought we were banging our heads against the wall. We weren’t. We were putting together a legacy.” “We’re about to step

off the curb,” he said, noting approval of the Secondary Plan as well as the overhaul of the town’s Official Plan, mean the plans are about to be put into action. Councillor Gary Acursi said he looks forward to all envisioned in the plan, adding there are some things that could alter the character of the community, but those items are mandated by upper levels of government and Pelham’s work has made the best of the those policies. “It’s an exciting beginning,” he said. “It was a work in progress but also a work in communion,” said Mayor Dave Augustyn, noting now that Pelham has the plan, they can work the plan. Councillor John Durley noted the plan preserves the small town nature of Pelham which is an important feature of our community. All councillors who spoke offered high praise to everyone involved in the development of the plan over the past decade, including Palmer and the town’s director of planning Craig Larmout. “I hope it’s been a labour of love,” Augustyn said to Larmour, noting the planner has been working on this issue since he began employment in Pelham. “Mostly,” quipped

Larmour. The lands in East Fonthill were originally approved for urban expansion in the summer of 2000 by the Ontario Municipal Board. The East Fonthill Secondary Plan was created to provide an overall strategy for development of the lands. The objectives of the plan are focused on development of a well-

designed community that is pedestrian oriented and fosters community interaction; creating a sense of identity and continuity within the community; supporting historic downtown Fonthill; protecting natural heritage features; development that is sensitive to vehicular traffic, transit, cyclists and pedestrians; and logical and cost-

Downtown Fonthill mob If all goes as planned, one local business owner is going to be mobbed this Saturday. It’s part of National Cash Mob Day and Pelham residents are being encouraged to take part. The idea is simple, people are encouraged to go into small, local businesses and spend their money, en masse, to give the business owner a little bit of MAYOR Dave Augustyn and Krysta Pratt, of Studio Twenty, economic stimulus. pull the name of the business that will be “mobbed” in In Pelham, where Fonthill on Saturday. /Special to the Voice the Cash Mob is being Bosse of MyPelham.com, explaining promoted by MyPelham. com, 17 local businesses were the mob will be at the candy store but nominated to be the business mobbed. there are other stores to shop at, places In a draw held Monday, March 19, The to have lunch or grab a coffee, maybe Fonthill Candy Company came out the even a drink. There is no set time for the mob to winner. Pelham residents are encouraged to happen at the store, says Berkhoutstop by the Fonthill Candy Company, Bosse, noting she doesn’t want to located on Pelham Road near the overwhelm store owner Chris Lambert, corner of Regional Rd. 20, and spend but there will be a large number of “mobsters” at the Fonthill Candy their money, on Saturday, March 24. The mob will help businesses grow, Company at about 12:30 p.m. “We hope you will join us on March make people happy, get stuff for themselves, and have a great time doing 24 and know that thousands of other people are doing the same thing as part it. “We really want people to think about of the National Cash Mob Community,” hanging around,” says Cathy Berkhout- says Berkhout-Bosse.

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effective phasing of the development. Councillors gave their nod of approval to the plan, voting in favour of a recommendation that calls for staff to prepare the final drafts of the Town of Pelham Official Plan and East Fonthill Secondary Plan for presentation at the next available council meeting for council approval.

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Pelham Auto holding Easter food drive every family in Pelham can celebrate the holiday with all of the wonderful treats we’ve historically associated with Easter. Gail Levay, who owns Pelham Auto Repairs, is gearing up for the second annual Easter Food Drive to benefit Pelham Cares. Levay explained one of her employees, gas attendant Paul Moore, suggested Pelham Auto collect non-perishable foods to help families.

BY SARAH MURRELL VOICE Staff The thought of celebrating Easter brings with it the thoughts of delicious foods we associate with the holiday. Ham and all the fixings. Hot Cross Buns, hardboiled eggs, chocolate bunnies and a myriad of other treats. One local business owner is trying to make sure

“He thought at Easter would be a good time, that’s why we decided to do it for Easter,” says Levay, noting there are food drives at Christmas but nothing in the spring. “I always wanted to do something,” she says. “I thought it would be a good time.” “We are starting to run out of certain food items at this time of year so it’s a great time for a food drive,” says Jane Gilmour,

Food Services Coordinator for Pelham Cares. “Pelham Cares is very appreciative of Pelham Auto and their staff for helping our families at this time of year.” Gilmour says for Easter Pelham Cares is looking for instant or canned potatoes, canned fruit and fruit cups, canned meat of any kind, pancake syrup and Easter treats for the kids. If desired, people can

donate gift cards to a local business which will be used to purchase items needed, said Gilmour, adding monetary donations are always accepted at the office and appreciated. With the donations, Pelham Cares will once again be providing an Easter Hamper to their clients which enables them to provide their family with an Easter dinner.

Pelham Auto will begin collecting donations of non-perishable food items, and treats for children on Monday, March 26. Donations can be dropped at Pelham Auto, located on Regional Road 20 in Fonthill. People can always go to the Pelham Cares website at www.pelhamcares.org to check out the current “Items most needed” list. This list is updated on a regular basis.

Historical society continuing 1812 films The “War of 1812 is a four-part documentary series that brings to life an extraordinary, but little understood, conflict that decided the fate of North America, confirmed the creation of Canada, and annihilated for all time the dream of an independent Native nation. Previous presentations of Part 1 “When I Meet My Doom…” chronicled the beginning of the conflict and the death of General Isaac Brock and Part 2 revealed the important role of Indian Chief Tecumseh and his valiant death. “So Awful a Night…” is the third part in the series which culminates in the Battle of Lundy’s Lane. The documentary presents the changing political motives for the continuation of the war, the influence of public opinion with anti-war cries

and threats of sedition, the military reforms, the conscription conflicts, the revelation of both the weak and the heroic military leaders, the contributions of brave Canadian reinforcements from New Brunswick, the effect of the ever important Canadian weather conditions and finally the reality of the horrid life of a soldier during war with its suffering, pain, misery, fear, sorrow and casualties of comrades. The Battle of Lundy’s Lane in the summer of 1814 has been described as the bloodiest battle of the war with 878 Canadian casualties and 860 American casualties. The American invasion was defeated but the war would continue with England’s victory over Napoleon and its renewed interest and ability to protect Canada which will be presented in Part 4’s “The Rocket’s Red Glare…”

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Pathway to a Cure event growing Following a strong first year, organizers of the second annual Pathway To A Cure knew they needed some help to build the event even bigger. So Stephen Hughes and Hayden Paterson put out the word and the town’s youth responded. Now, with the backing of a seven person team, the E.L. Crossley students see a big future for the cancer fundraiser. Organized by Hughes and Paterson with the support of Angela Daley from the Canadian Cancer Society, the 2011 event featured a day of high winds, snow and freezing rain. In spite of the challenging conditions, the inaugural walk raised over $3,000. This year, the team includes four other young volunteers – Nigel Kurgan, Acacia Ashick, Nicole Mansell and Hailey Bosilac. With this added manpower Hughes thinks they’ll be able to make this year’s event bigger, better and, more importantly, allow them to raise even more money. “Last year, we had an army of volunteers on the day and everyone pulled together in a great way to pull the event off,� he recalled. “But in the days and weeks before, Hayden and I had a thousand little things to do. We were pulled

Committee members for this year’s Pelham Pathway To The Cure cancer walk are, from left, Stephen Hughes, Hayden Paterson, Acacia Ashick, Nigel Kurgan, Nicole Mansell, Haley Bosilac and Canadian Cancer Society represent Angela Daley. /Special to the Voice pretty thin.� “This year, with a committee, we’ll be able to do more and do it better,� agreed Paterson. “I’m able to focus on coordinating the volunteers, while Steve pays attention to publicity. And having a group of committed, talented individuals we can trust to do the job makes us very optimistic.� Like Paterson and Hughes, all of the committee members have been touched by cancer,

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pathway. It’s a Pathway to a cure.� This year’s walk will take place a little later, a decision made to perhaps avoid the unpredictable weather of April. The committee’s first job will be to finalize a date, then start getting the word out. “We want to be a lot more visible this year,� said Hughes. “Last year was all about pulling it off. This year is about building the event.�

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Hunger a complex issue with complex solutions It has been well established that our planet produces enough food for all of our seven billion plus humans. If you take the number of calories produced and divide by the number of people, there are more than enough calories available to satisfy the requirements of everyone. The fact that many people in the world are malnourished is due, then, to a problem of distribution. While many attempts are made to improve the distribution of the food supply, both by governments and NGOs (Non-governmental organizations), many people worldwide do not get the nutrition they require to function properly. The United Nations estimates that more than one billion people suffer from hunger. The latest edition of the magazine Foreign Policy is

devoted entirely to food: “Inside the geopolitics of a hungry planet.” I highly recommend this issue to anyone interested in understanding more about the enormously complex issue of food. Enormously complex? Surely the solution to hunger is simple: “give poor people access to more food!” The articles in Foreign Policy point out just how wrong that simple solution may be. Sad experience has demonstrated that handing out food to impoverished people creates a dependency on the handouts and actually destroys whatever local agricultural production exists. Even providing seed and agricultural implements is risky, since that, too, creates a dependency. On the other hand, letting people starve while they figure out how to feed

themselves sustainably is not a humane option, especially in regions of the world where agriculture is either impossible or extremely risky. There’s another interesting complexity to the problem as well. Experiments and studies in various regions of the world have shown that when malnourished people are given access to cheaper food or more food, they actually end up with less nourishment. How is this possible? The magazine cites a couple of examples. In China, people who subsisted on rice (in the south) or noodles (in the north) were given subsidies to allow them to buy more of these staples. Instead, the study revealed that they actually bought less rice and noodles with their increased buying power, and purchased tastier foods rather than more

food, thereby continuing to be malnourished… but presumably happier about it. In India, while wealth has increased per capita at a staggering rate over the past decade or two, the caloric intake of the average Indian has actually declined! There are many possible explanations for this, but the fact serves to point out the complexity of the problem. A Moroccan labourer living in a mud-floored single room hut, subsisting on one or two meals a day at a level of nutrition that is well below accepted limits for malnourishment, told the authors of one of the articles that his television and cell phone were more important than food! Rural Indians starve themselves for years in order to save up for a lavish, extravagant wedding for their children. It’s fine to tell someone

that statistics collected over many years clearly show that if she eats better her children will be born healthier, she will have more energy to do better work, and her quality of life will improve… over a decade or so. But faced day to day with supplying food to her family, she is unlikely to think in the long term and will opt for more immediate gratification, whether that means buying meat instead of rice or saving up for a TV instead of buying nourishment that might have a positive effect in ten or 20 years. Can people really be blamed for skimping on already meager nourishment and opting instead for temporary escape from grinding poverty? The answer to the problem of world hunger is as complex as the problem itself, but can be summed up in one word:

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Letters to the Editor

Has town council gone completely insane?

Has our town council gone completely insane? According to our local paper, dated March 14, 2012, they are considering a bylaw permitting town staff the right to enter upon my, and your, property without notice

or permission at anytime they deem reasonable. Does the term ‘private property’ not ring a bell with them? Our fathers, grandfathers and the men and women who fought wars to ensure our rights to “private property” must

be hanging their heads in disbelief. If this town wants the rights to my and my family’s property, please make us an offer we can’t refuse otherwise be prepared for a real fight over your insane bylaw!

Our CAO says this bylaw is for specific things that are in plain view. Why on earth do you need to enter upon a property if the infraction is so visible? Mr. Accursi seems to be the only councillor to have any opposition

to this unconscionable bylaw. Kudos to you sir! A return to feudalism not a chance! Your entry on my property without permission - not a chance! The likelihood of my next vote - not a chance.

The likelihood of major opposition - every chance! “You can’t legislate stupid.” Yours in “private freedom” D.E. Leavens Pelham

Town could have complete control over your land Well folks, here we go again. Not content with trying to pass a bylaw that will give them the right to control everything you want to do on your property, our mayor and his followers plan to take it even further. Along with the Site Alteration bylaw, they want to pass a Power of Entry bylaw. With these two bylaws in force, the Town will have complete control over all land under their jurisdiction. Not only will you have to pay

for permits and inspectors to monitor your projects, but the Power of Entry bBylaw will give town officials the authority to enter any ‘ Accessory” building on your property without permission, prior notice or a warrant. Mr Craig Larmour, acting CAO said this bylaw will deal specifically with things in plain view, such as fences, pools, animals at large ( I thought this was the duty of the OSPCA),

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noise and clean yards. What does this have to do with the contents of a building.? Another question: if bylaw officers can enter your property at any time, who is responsible for any damage or missing items? If they are injured while trespassing on your land without your permission, can the owner be held accountable? And lastly, will the town provide all victims of these raids with a complete police background

check and comprehensive character references for each officer involved.? According to an email we received from Mayor Dave in December 2011, concerning the Site Alteration bylaw, there was to be plenty of time for more meetings and public imput before this was passed. Will they follow the same format for the Power of Entry Bylaw or will they try to push it though with no public participation.

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They conveniently ignored a 350 signature petition and the wishes of a great many people when they planned to go with an expanded version of the Site Alteration bylaw. Bylaws of this nature will cripple this town and property values will plummet. Contact your councillors and stand up for your rights. Wayne & Lorraine Patterson Fenwick

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Power of entry bylaw: enforcement or trespassing BY DAVE AUGUSTYN Mayor of Pelham

There was a little controversy last week after media reported on the “Power of Entry” bylaw proposed during our Committee meeting on March 5, 2012. You see, Staff brought forward a recommendation that the Town develop a bylaw to make it easier for enforcement staff to determine compliance with various Town bylaws like the accessible parking, animal control, sign,

fence, clean yard, noise, and pool bylaws. It was recommended that for the enforcement of these specific instances and for those specific bylaws, that Town staff be authorized to enter onto private property. It was intended that in some cases the need to provide notice to a property owner would be waived, so that Town staff could investigate and determine if a bylaw infraction occurred. Amendments to the Ontario Municipal Act in 2006 granted

Pelham’s 8th Annual EGGstravaganza!! April 7, 2012 – 11:00am Marlene Stewart Streit Park, Fonthill For area children 12 and under Each participant is responsible for bringing their own basket to collect eggs. A whistle will be blown at 11a.m. SHARP to announce the start of the hunt. Contact:kthorpe@ pelham.ca (905) 892-2607 ext. 341 for more info. Community Clean Up April 26th, 27th and 28th •Corporate Challenge Day April 26th 2012 Local businesses are you up for the challenge? Help keep Pelham beautiful by keeping your business and surrounding area looking its best! Please register your business/ organization at www.pelham.ca Provide us with the area you would like to clean up either around your business or another selected area. The Town of Pelham will provide you with garbage bag, gloves and safety vests for the club up. Why not challenge another local business to participate? •Student Participation Day April 27th 2012 Elementary and high schools please register online at www.pelham.ca Please provide the address of the school, number of students participating, the area you intend to clean (school yard and/or adjacent park), curbside location for collection and contact name/information. •Community Participation Day Residents can register online at www.pelham.ca or come to Centennial Park 999 Church St, Fenwick on Saturday April 28th 9am-1pm to participate . A FREE BBQ is provided by the Fabulous Fenwick Lions for all those who participate. High school students this is a great opportunity to receive community service hours. For more information please contact (905) 892-2607 ext. 341 or email kthorpe@ pelham.ca “ZUMBA FITNESS” Thursday March 27, 7 – 8 p.m. “ZUMBA GOLD” Thursday March 27, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Drop in and try any session for $6 or purchase your 10 + 2 bonus pass for $60 Need more info – contact 905-892-2607, ext. 329 Zumbatomic Turn up the music, wiggle, shake and have a blast with your friends in these rockin, high-energy fitness-parties packed with specially choreographed kid-friendly routines. Tuesdays –Pelham Arena- 1120 Haist Street (4-7 yrs) 5:30 – 6 p.m. (8+ yrs) 6 – 6:30 p.m. Thursdays Old Pelham Town Hall- 46 Canboro Rd. Ridgeville (4-7 yrs) 5:30 – 6 p.m. (8+ yrs) 6 – 6:30 p.m. Cost $40 for a 10 class pass + 2 bonus classes. OR $4.50 for drop in class Purchase your passes at Town hall- 20 Pelham Town Square Fonthill, ON. Public Skating Sunday, March 25, 1 – 2:20 p.m.

Towns and Cities broader enforcement abilities – such as the authority to set fines for bylaw offences, and an administrative power of entry to determine bylaw compliance. (Please see sections 435 to 438 in the Municipal Act.) Let’s use a specific example to explain the reason for the staff recommendation. If the bylaw does not specifically use the “new” Municipal Act rules, the Town bylaw enforcement officer might not be able to enforce the

accessible parking rules in front of a school, church, the plaza, or other large retail store because they are on private property. Now, I use this example because those property owners do want the Town to enforce these parking provisions – because it is a service to patrons / the community. However, several Councillors expressed concern about the proposed bylaw. Why? Because, what might work for the Accessible Parking bylaw, might not work for the Sign bylaw. Can’t staff

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wait 24 or 48 hours to give time for a property owner to grant entry so that Staff can inspect or measure a sign? But, what about the case of the animal control bylaw? Could there be a situation when public safety might be at risk – where a pitbull is loose in an unfenced yard – and Town representatives need authority to enter private property? Given the feedback I have received and the discussion we had during Committee meeting, I

wonder whether there needs to be specific rules for specific situations – instead of the more generic bylaw that was recommended by staff. I am thankful for the feedback and I am glad that Councillors approved my motion to send the issue back to staff for more work. You may contact Mayor Dave at mayordave@ pelham.ca or read past columns at www. pelhammayordave. blogspot.com.

$5.00 per person. Please register ahead. “Tell Your Tale” Storytelling for Seniors Do you have a story to tell? Want to get in touch with your creative side or try your hand at performing in front of a small audience? Then this fun course is for you! Writing, editing and storytelling -- these classes have it all! To celebrate your hard work, there will be a public presentation of your skits and scripts as a library fundraiser in June. Tuesdays starting Apr. 3. 10-11:30. $5.00 per person for the 10-class course. Please register ahead * Note: there is no class on May 24th Book Buzz Be the first to hear about new releases, the next book in your favourite author’s series and the “buzz” about the next potential bestseller. Pelham Public Library’s “lit chicks” will sneak titles out of the cataloguers’ lair for these sessions. Wed., April 4 at 7 p.m. $2.00. Please register ahead. on. Apr. 16. 6:30 p.m. $3.00. Please register ahead GENERAL INFORMATION •Interested in Joining the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee?? Are you a Pelham youth who would like to be heard and contribute to your community? Join the 2011-2012 Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee. Meetings take place once a month starting in October for the entire school year. Make a difference TODAY! An application form is available on the Town’s website at www.pelham.ca or at Town Hall. •Interested in Joining the Communities in Bloom Committee? The Communities in Bloom Committee is a Town Committee dedicated to keeping Pelham beautiful. The Committee is responsible for planning events such as Pelham’s Annual Garden Tour and Community Participation Day’s in the Fall and Spring. To become part of this committee or for further information please contact: Katie Thorpe Community Services Coordinator (905) 892-2607 ext 341. •Interested in renting the Arena Pad? Arena Hall? Old Pelham Town Hall? Call the Town of Pelham at 905-892-2607, Ext. 329 •IMPORTANT TO DOG OWNERS Please be reminded that Town of Pelham Dog Control Bylaw 97-2010 requires that any person who owns controls or harbors a dog shall remove, forthwith, any feces (excrement) left by such dog on private or public property. Remember to be responsible! Stoop and Scoop! •ONTARIO ONE CALL 1-800-400-2255 All requests for waterline and sewer locates must be directed to Ontario One Call •KEEP PELHAM STREETS “LIT” Residents of the Town of Pelham are asked to report any problems with streetlights to the Community & Infrastructure Services Department at 905-892-2607, ext.332 The hydro utility requires that a pole number be provided when reporting the problem Town of Pelham e-mail address: clerks@pelham.ca Visit our Web site at www.pelham.ca


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ULTIMATE RECYCLING PROGRAM

THE PELHAM Library is once again holding its ultimate recycling program - the Giant Book Sale. Betsy Walankie dropped off two huge bags of books that she’d purchased at last year’s sale and had has read, so she donated them to be bought and read again. Melanie Ridgeway-Taylor (right) says the sale proceeds fund library programs and are a great way for avid readers to find good bargains. The sale runs Tuesday, March 27 to Saturday, March 31 during regular library hours. Saturday is bargain day, fill a grocery bag of books for $2. As usual, the sale includes all types of books as well as children’s books, movies, games and puzzles. Sarah Murrell/Voice Photos

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KRISTA Zucco with her cover, the Town of Pelham’s 2012 Spring activity guide. Sarah Murrell/Voice Photo the guide was delivered, in the March 7 edition of The Voice, her aunt called and asked if she knew she was on the cover. “I was amazed to see my picture on the cover,” says Zucco. The Grade 5 French Immersion student says she thinks it’s “actually a good cover,” for the spring brochure and the photo was a good choice. When the photo was taken, Zucco was in her first year of swim team but has continued with the team. “It’s really fun, the coaches are great,” she says of being on the Pelham Swim Team. “They make it exciting.

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MONSTERS everywhere at In The Orchard Programming for the Arts last week during Monster March Break Camp. The older kids showed off their design and sewing skills with the monsters they created from recycled fabrics while the younger kids enjoyed the weather with an improv drama activities at Peace Park. Sarah Murrell/Voice Photos

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LILLY Harwod concentrates on getting all the popcorn into the bowl during the popcorn relay race at Friday’s popcorn party at the Fonthill branch of the Pelham Public Library as part of the library’s march break programs. After the race, kids created nameplates with popcorn, which required much of Ben Aarts’ concentration. Ben was visiting from London for march break. Finally, the kids were allowed to eat the popcorn (fresh stuff, not the popcorn used in the activities.) Sarah Murrell/Voice Photos

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Pelham Panthers Atom Reps in OMHA finals The Pelham Panther Atom Rep Team is battling Napanee for the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) championship title. On the road to the OMHA finals, the Panthers won three straight over the Mooretown

Storm to advance to the semifinal round. Caledonia fell in three straight as well as the Panthers advanced to the finals. In game one, in Napanee on March 18, the Panthers lost 43, going down two points in

the ‘first to six points’ series. The Napanee team will face the Panthers on home ice in Pelham on Friday, March 23 beginning at 8 p.m. The Panthers are inviting the community out to the arena to support them and cheer for

the home team. Game three of the series will be held Saturday in Napanee and game three will be back in Pelham on Sunday, March 25 at 2:30 p.m. There is a $4 admission to the championship games at

Pelham Arena. If the Panthers win Friday and Saturday, they are in a position to take the championship title on Sunday afternoon.

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Pelham Panthers Atom AE team, sponsored by Autopark Superstore in Fonthill, is one step away from achieving their season-long goal---the OMHA Championship. After sporting 20 wins, two ties, and five losses during regular season play the Panthers headed

into the OMHA playdowns having also won the Mooretown Tournament in November and having reached the semi-finals in the International Silver Stick Tournament in January. The Panthers have advanced to the finals after a two month

journey which had them sweep each series with the Lincoln Blades, Acton Tanners, and New Hamburg Huskies three games to none. In the semi-finals, our Panthers jumped out to an early 5-1 point lead over the Cougars from Mt. Brydges, only to have

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against the Blackhawks, controlling much of the play throughout the game. However, a late goal in the third gave the Collingwood Blackhawks a 2-1 win, and a 1-0 lead in the best of five series. The Panthers will travel to Collingwood again this Friday night with a full line-up, then return for games three and four here at the Pelham arena on Saturday, March 24 at 4:40 p.m. and Sunday, March 25 at 4 p.m. If you

get the chance, come on out and cheer on your Pelham Panthers. The coaching staff and parents are extremely proud of the effort and teamwork that these kids have put forth throughout the season and know they will play hard to the end. Remember Panthers— you have to play as a team to win as a team!

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The Pelham Panther Bantam Star Tile Panthers are in the NDHL finals awaiting one of: NOTL, Thorold or Dunville. The Panthers began the series with a 6-1 win over NOTL, 6-2 win over Thorold and a 7-2 win over Lincoln. their only blemish is when they lost to Dunville 3-2 with five players out of the line up due to the flu. Captain Sam Fennell lead the way with scoring and strong play. Assistant Captain’s Zach Otto and Mitchell Vanhoffen also lead the team with their skill. Pelahms goaltending by Conary Coyne and Devin Chemerika was very strong. The Panthers defense continues to play strong and the forwards are putting the puck in the net. The Bantam Star Tile Panthers have only lost four games since the Silver Stick at Christmas and have vastly improved from September. The finals should begin after the March Break.

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The McDonalds Atom Tigers ended their 6game Division A playoffs with a 3-1-2 record - good enough for third place in the 18-team Niagara District Local League. Their first game was a fast-paced match against NOTL #1. The Tigers held a 3-1 lead at the end of the second period thanks to goals by Wyatt Glancy (from Harmon Narbonne and Drew Colangelo), Jack Obdeyn (from Narbonne and Nicholas Longo) and Elijah Taylor (from Mitchell Karnay). But NOTL came on strong in the third period, and despite another Tiger goal by Narbonne, tied the game with just 18 seconds remaining on the clock. The Tigers’ second game was never in doubt as they faced West Lincoln #2. The Tigers took an early lead on a goal from Dan Durkin (from Elliot

Song). Other goals in the 8-1 win came from Elijah Taylor off a Mitchell Karnay rebound, Harmon Narbonne (from Taylor and Drew Colangelo), Durkin (from Narbonne and Wyatt Glancy), Tyler Scott (from Nicholas Longo), Narbonne (from Glancy), Longo (from Taylor) and Glancy (from Narbonne). The Tigers suffered their first playoff loss against Pelham #4, with the only Tiger goal posted by Dan Durkin with the help of Wyatt Glancy. The Tigers’ game against NOTL #2 opened with a scoreless, hard played first period. Elijah Taylor found the back of the net from Mitchell Karnay and Elliot Song to give the Tigers the lead. The team took control in the final frame when Harmon Narbonne scored from Nicholas Longo, Drew

Colangelo put a nice little backhander in the back of the net from Taylor and Colton Morrison, and Taylor capped off the 4-1 victory with his second goal of the night from Narbonne. The Tigers and West Lincoln #3 traded goals with each other throughout an intense game. West Lincoln was first to score, but the Tigers held a 2-1 lead at the end of the 1st period thanks to goals by Dan Durkin (from Harmon Narbonne and Nicholas Longo) and Wyatt Glancy (from Elijah Taylor). After West Lincoln tied it up again, Taylor took a one-man charge to the net to return the Tigers to the lead. West Lincoln again responded and the game ended in a tie after curfew was called on time mid-way through a Tigers’ power play.

The Tigers final game was a rematch with NOTL #2. The first goal of the game was a highlight reelworthy one as Harmon Narbonne took a shot from his knees that found its way past the netminder (assists to Dan Durkin and Mitchell Karnay). That was the first in a hat trick game for Narbonne who teamed with Elijah Taylor to score twice more. Taylor netted his own goal (from Narbonne) and Durkin scored twice (from Narbonne and Taylor and from Taylor) in the 6-2 win. Goalies Carter Nicholas and Tyler Scott and defenders, Elliot Song, Owen Darling, Mitchell Karnay, Nicholas Longo and Drew Colangelo were incredible throughout the series.

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Handlebar Hanks extend winning streak A strong defense was the difference as it led the Handlebar Hank’s POITS to an upset 63-62 victory over the first-place Funky Monkey club in the

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR ONGOING • Sundays 8 a.m. Informal running group, meet at Peace Park bandshell to run with others, share information and running goals. All levels/paces. Info skirunrow@yahoo.ca • Mondays at 7:00 p.m. Sing Niagara Women’s A Cappella Chorus at Paroisse Immaculee Conception Church, 99 Garner St, St. Catharines. Call 905-3544745 or visit www.singniagara. com. •Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. SPAN (Single Professional Association of Niagara) meets at Bailey’s 111 Highway 20 East Fonthill - for info: Janine 905688-4358 •Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Kids Club: AWANA, Ridgeville Bible Chapel 905734-3640 •Tuesdays 7:30 p.m. A Cappella Niagara Men’s Chorus invites singers for fun, fellowship, and fabulous 4-part harmony. Meets at St. John Ambulance, 5734 Glenholme Ave., Niagara Falls. Info: Bob 892-2336 •Tuesdays 7 p.m. Tuesday Night Bingo, St. Ann’s Parish, 834 Canboro Rd., Fenwick. Chance to win $100. Wheelchair accessible. Info 905-892-6123. • Wednesdays - 1st & 3rd of the each month, at 2:00 p.m. Pelham Community Church Worship Service, 461 Canboro Rd, Fenwick. •Thursdays (first Thursday of every month) 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. SOS (Survivors of Stroke), a welcoming and caring environment to meet other survivors of stroke and caregivers and exchange and receive information in a friendly and social environment. Everyone is welcome. Info call Ann 905-892-1621 • Thursdays 6:30 p.m. Informal running group, meet at Peace Park bandshell to run with others, share information and running goals. All levels/paces. Info skirunrow@yahoo.ca • Fridays at 7:30 p.m. - Euchre at North Pelham Youth Hall, 1718 Maple St. $3 admission. Call Rose for info: 905-8923408. •Saturdays, 2 to 4:30 p.m. Bingo at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 613 Fonthill, 141 Regional Road 20. Wednesday, March 21, 2012 • 6:30 p.m. Making it Through Menopause. Natalie, a physician assistant student from McMaster University will answer questions and provide information. $2 please register ahead. Thursday, March 22, 2012 • 4 to 8 p.m. Movin’ Your Bones by Niagara Chapter Osteoporosis Canada displays, speakers, etc. Sheraton 4 Points, Schmon Parkway, Thorold, 905227-9646. • Free tax clinic for constituents of Niagara West Glanbrook Riding with combined income of less than $35,000 or individual income less than $25,000 at MP Dean Allison’s constituency office. Call 905-563-7900 or toll

free 1-877-563-7900 to make an appointment. NO Walk-Ins. Friday, March 23, 1012 • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Legion Lunch, Hot Roast Beef sandwich, gravy and crispy oven fries. Served with dessert, tea or coffee. $9. Take out available. Saturday, March 24, 2012 • 13th Annual Bluesaganza for Autism concert featuring a stellar lineup that includes Pelham’s Mark Lalama and Jim Casson. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. CAW Hall, 124 Bunting Road St. Catharines. Monday, March 26 to April 5, 2012 •Pelham Auto’s 2nd Annual Easter Food Drive. Donations of non-perishable food items or Easter treats for children accepted at Pelham Auto, Regional Rd. 20, Fonthill. All donations go to Pelham Cares. Monday, March 26, 2012 • 7 p.m. Seminar on school bullying survival and prevention by bestselling author and antibullying activist Jodee Blanco, Notre Dame Secondary School, Welland. Tuesday, March 27, 2012 • 9:30 a.m. Niagara Women’s Connection, a nondenominational Christian women’s club, invites you for coffee, tea, treats and guest speaker, Dennis Rolan from Great Canadian Holidays at Fonthill United Church. $7. Babysitting provided. RSVP Jannine at 905-892-4918 or nwconnection2012@gmail.com Thursday, March 29, 2012 • Free tax clinic for constituents of Niagara West Glanbrook Riding with combined income of less than $35,000 or individual income less than $25,000 at MP Dean Allison’s constituency office. Call 905-563-7900 or toll free 1-877-563-7900 to make an appointment. NO Walk-Ins. Friday, March 30, 2012 • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Legion Lunch, Buttermilk Fried Chicken with creamy mashed potatoes. Served with dessert, tea or coffee. $9. Take out available. • 7:30 p.m. “Courageous” Movie Night, Pelham Friends Church, Haist St., Fonthill. No charge. Popcorn and refreshments provided. All are welcome. Film is rated PG13, 14A and is not suitable for young children. Info: 905-892-6881. Tuesday, April 3, 2012 • Katie Ward Meets Laura Secord, Maja Bannerman portrays 14-year-old Katie Ward, a tour guide at Laura Secord Homestead, in this “super unnatural fairytale.” Part of Pelham Library’s 1812 Commemorations. All ages. $5, register ahead. • 10-11:30 a.m. Tell Your Tale, storytelling for seniors. Fun course featuring writing, editing and story telling. Public presentations of scripts as fundraiser in June. Tuesdays beginning April 3. $5 per person for 10-class course. Fonthill library.

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The family of the late Wilfred Kearns Newell would like to express our sincere appreciation and thanks for the overwhelming support we have received during the recent loss of our husband, father and dear friend. We appreciate our friends who sent flowers, the many memorial contributions, the many cards and especially to my Lioness/ Lions Family. Special thanks to the GNGH & Welland Hospitals, the nursing staff for their dedicated and compassionate care. Many times we know they went ‘above & beyond what was necessary to ensure Bill’s comfort’ - they were very kind & considerate to Bill. Our appreciation and thanks also to the Pedlar Funeral Home & to Tina Moessner for her guidance in our hour of need. Our sincere appreciation to Reverend Pearl Vasarhelyi of Rockway Presbyterian Church for her ministry at the service, and for always being ‘there’ for all of us. To The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 613 Fonthill for your respectful, dignified service for Bill and for providing the luncheon after the service and to Mitchell McDowell who piped the Lament so touchingly for Bill, we thank you. God has welcomed a special soldier into Heaven, his many kind and thoughtful deeds done for others will be remembered. It is during a time like this that we realize what our family and friends mean to us and whatever you did to console our hearts, we thank you so much, whatever the part. Though Bill is no longer in our lives to share, he will be in our hearts forever. Sadly missed, fondly remembered.

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OBITUARY

BARNETT, Eileen – Peacefully at St. Mary’s Hospital, Kitchener, on Monday, March 12, 2012, Eileen (nee Hunt) of Wellesley and formerly of Fonthill in her 91st year. Beloved wife of David. Loving mother of David of British Columbia, Cathie Winn of Tillsonburg, Peter (Anna) of Sudbury and predeceased by her daughter Myllyn. Dear Nana of Jovia Barnett, Eileen Barnett, Sylvia Barnett, Benjamin Barnett, Rhondda (Glen Mol), Alanna Winn (Jeremy Mason), Kelley Winn (Todd Smith), Caitlin Winn (Jerry Fulton), Becca Winn (Darren Munroe), Meghan Barnett (Jim Stroud), Sarah Barnett, Matthew Barnett and Cherished Great-Nana of Adaira Mason, Nathan, Owen and Taylor Fulton, Darla and Andrew Mol. Will be sadly missed by her sisters, Brenda Mitchell, Joyce Lane and brother, Ken Hunt (Bernice). Cremation has taken place and a family graveside service will be held at the Fonthill Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. (Futher-Franklin Funeral Home, Wellesley) www.futher-franklinfuneralhome. com

DAVIDSON - Lily Emily Elizabeth Davidson ‘nee Cole’ passed away at the Niagara General Hospital on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Matthew Edgar Davidson (1989). Dear sister of George Cole (Thelma), Ted Cole (Hilda) and sister- inlaw to Dennis Faulkner (Jean), all of England. Predeceased by her brothers Robert and William, and sisters Nellie Crabtree and Gladys Faulkner. Lily was a proud English War bride and volunteered her time for well over 47 years of committed service with the Canadian Cancer Society. Lily would do anything to help animals and people alike and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Friends will be received by family at the JAMES L. PEDLAR FUNERAL HOME, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill on Wednesday, March 21st from 6-8pm. The funeral service to celebrate Lily’s life will take place at the funeral home on Thursday March 22nd at 11:00am. Interment will follow at Pleasantview Cemetery, Thorold. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences can be forwarded through www.pedlarfuneralhome.ca


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The Voice of Pelham  
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Locally owned community newspaper from the heart of Niagara, reporting on events in Fonthill, Fenwick, Ridgeville and North Pelham.

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