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Town sells 7.7 acres for $2.9 million In a $2.9 million deal, town council Monday agreed to sell 7.7 acres of land at Regional Road 20 and Rice Road. The East Fonthill Land Exchange and Servicing Agreement brings to an end more than two years of in camera discussions and about 10 years of work on the East Fonthill project. The town is seeing a legacy come together, said Ward 3 Coun. Peter Papp, reflecting on his 11 years on council. Veteran Ward 3 Coun. John Durley said “this was a long time coming, it’s very good news.” The agreement with Fonthill Gardens, a company owned by David Allen, sets the stage for construction of the Fonthill Health Centre by Dr. David Bousby and a retirement home operated by BayBridge. Work is expected to begin in 2015. According to the deal, Fonthill Gardens will have a year to start construction after receiving planning approvals. The agreement itself runs for five years. The sale price of the See Land (Page 3)

property is $375,000 per acre plus servicing which includes cost of water, sewer, roads, sidewalks and other such items. The agreement protects the town from use of the land for anything other than a medical centre and retirement home, said

Mayor Dave Augustyn. “The town is only selling on condition of the property being developed for the public good – for a medical health centre and for a retirement home and for other possible aligned uses – like a coffee shop or a pharmacy,” he said.

The town would have approval over any other uses. If the projects fall through, the land would come back to the town. The 7.7 acres are part of a 32-acre purchase by the town in 2005. The land was bought to build

a multi-use facility. It may have included a dual-rink arena with a recreational and cultural centre surrounded by playing fields. Chief administrative officer Darren Ottaway said Monday an update on a current consultant’s

Fundraising efforts continue for dog park

Callie, a border collie, is anxiously awaiting for the dog park. The drive for Pelham’s first dog park continues with two new fundraising projects underway. Pam DeFazio, Chair of the Pelham Dog Park Committee, has begun an Amelia dog biscuit fundraiser which biscuits will

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The bottle drive also continues until the fundraising is complete. DeFazio says support for the dog park has continued to be excellent from the community. With shovels expected in the ground soon, the commit-

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for the VOICE Three community benefits draw Mayor Dave Augustyn to Mayors on Meals. Each year the Pelham and Welland mayors get behind the wheel to drive home the Meals on

Wheels national promotion campaign. Augustyn and Welland mayor Barry Sharpe Tuesday left the kitchen of the Welland Hospital with a crew of volunteers from Community Support Services of Niagara to drop off hot nutritious meals in the two communities.

Mayors on Wheels not only takes healthy meals to seniors, disabled and others who can’t get out, said Augustyn, it becomes a way to check on how people are doing. It’s a safety measure. The visits by volunteers delivering the meals are social events for both the


resident and the volunteer, said Augustyn. They take time to talk about families, pets and interests, he said. “They become friends. The volunteers are interested in people.”

Meals on Wheels has operated locally since 1967. In 2000, Meals on Wheels programs merged with Community Support Services of Niagara. Today in Welland and Pelham, it delivers more

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Augustyn said council and staff have “worked very diligently to ensure that this is a good deal for the town. “The property sale will facilitate the construction and operation of a

new 30,000-square-foot medical facility that includes five to 10 family doctors and other allied professionals including specialists, minor surgery, pharmacy, laboratory, physiotherapy, optom-

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for the VOICE North Pelham’s new fire station will look more like a country home than an industrial building. District fire chief Jim Waldek told town council Monday the committee designing the new station at 2355 Cream St. wants it to blend with the rural image of North Pelham. He showed councillors drawings and sketches for the building. Weather permitting, excavation for the new station will begin in April. Construction would continue from May through October. Firefighters hope for a grand opening on Oct. 10. Waldek said the new town-owned station, around the corner from the old on Sixteen Road, replaces a leased building. That building is too small without storage space or

training room. Utilities and bathrooms are inadequate. Rodents infested it. The new station No. 3 will have two offices, training room, commercial kitchen, accessible male and female washrooms and showers, mezzanine storage area and covered porch. Its bay area will hold the station’s pumper and rescue trucks as well as its all terrain vehicle and trailer, used for rescue in Short Hills Provincial Park and back farm areas. Waldek said, with the commercial kitchen, the new station could be available for community events. The building will have “post-disaster construction.� It can withstand high winds and tornados in a way typical residential construction cannot. The exterior will include a turning area for trucks, sceptic system, drinkable water cistern and firefighting water supply.

Short Hills Fire and Rescue volunteer firefighters at Station No. 3 service an area across North Pelham. It stretches into Short Hills park to the east and West Lincoln to the west. The new station, said Waldek, is centrally located. The volunteer firefighters association plan to make a donation to the station, which will be announced later. The design committee consists of Station No. 3 firefighters Waldek, Al Bering, Dave Kszan and Glen Harrison; town staff fire chief Bob Lymburner, facilities coordinator Kim Holland, chief building official Keegan Gennings, and treasurer Cari Pupo; and consultants Karl Dore and John Dejongh of Charter Building Company, and, Emilio Raimondo and David Robins of Raimondo & Associates Architects Inc. This will be the second new fire station for Pelham. Station No. 2 opened in Fenwick three years ago.

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Maple Acre Library and municipal guidelines We fully recognize that the discussion regarding Maple Acre Library is a sensitive issue and that emotions run high when decisions need to be made between finances and the preservation of cultural and historical places. While Council is attempting to be financially prudent, the citizens are trying to protect the established character of the area, in this case a unique part of what binds Fenwick and its surrounding area together as a community. In order to ensure that a rational decision is made, it is absolutely imperative that Council and the residents of the Town rely on concrete direction provided in the adopted policies and plans. Documents that Council has approved with clear and informed minds - documents approved by Council to protect the interests of Pelham and its citizens.Going back to 2011, Council developed a Strategic Plan. Throughout the Plan, Council commits to preserving heritage while cultivating the future, pre-

serving municipal services and community programs, maintaining the rural pattern and protecting the rural landscape, while guaranteeing that the quality of life Pelham is known for, is maintained and enhanced while preserving its distinct characteristics. This promise is further substantiated by guaranteeing that council become the guardians of the community infrastructure by maintaining the community assets in which we all take pride. Council further commits to these philosophies by visually displaying a picture of the Maple Acre Library as a sample of their statement (page 3 of Strategic Plan). In The Urban Design Guidelines, accepted by Council in July 2010, The Planning Partnership states that the presence of public buildings in both downtowns of Fenwick and Fonthill including libraries, lend to diversity and provide amenity spaces. These uses should continue to exist into the future and every effort pos-

sible should be made to physically enhance their landmark quality through restoration, facade improvements and complementary landscaping (section 4.6). The Guidelines confirm that the municipality has proposed developments in both Fonthill and Fenwick with Site #1 being the potential new Public Library in Fenwick. Section 4.8 also confirms that heritage is most often cited as the catalyst for many successful downtowns for small towns across North America. Blending these two ideals is the idyllic situation for Maple Acre Library as a restructuring of the current location is the best option. The recently accepted Cultural Plan 2013, created by Sierra Planning and Management, states that the Town of Pelham could undertake to advance the development of culture in the Town by maximizing the existing facilities for cultural activity. This would apply to Maple Acre Library, to include what-

Progress in Pelham?

Though a lifelong resident of Pelham, I find that my definition of ‘progress’ has become vastly different from that of the town’s Mayor Dave and his Toronto based consultants. I, for one, am not excited about all that is planned for the eastern part of the town. Do we really need another plaza? What services will it provide that can’t be obtained within the current shopping centre, or with a ten minute drive to St. Catharines or Welland? How much more traffic can Highway 20 take? When I look at the ‘development’ taking place behind Target on Haist Street, it both disgusts and amuses me. In order for this site

to be ‘developed’, over 1000 truckloads of soil had to be removed from the site! 1000 truckloads! If building houses requires a site to be so totally obliterated, so totally raped, then maybe the decision to build said houses should have been more carefully considered. If a resident of Pelham had attempted to develop his or her own land in this way, Mayor Dave and The Council would have placed the offender in shackles and paraded them around town, at which point the mediaconscious Mayor could ride his white horse up and down Pelham street, proclaiming himself the Savior o’ all the Land (for as long as it took someone to take his

ever is currently lacking in meeting rooms or flexible theatre space. In Strategic Direction 3, the Maple Acre Branch is considered one of the few designated cultural spaces that exist in Pelham (page 16 of “Roadmap for Cultural Development”). The Plan also states that on a per capital basis, Town spending on culture is comparative to other municipalities in Ontario and that the present municipal funding stream should be maintained (this includes the allocation to libraries) (page 27 of “Implementation”). The Heritage Master Plan, prepared by Bray Heritage and adopted by Council in 2012 makes several references to the premise behind providing strategies for conserving local heritage and cultural resources. That premise is simple…it is important for a community’s identity as well as for its culture and economy. During a number of workshops held, residents were polled regarding their favorite buildings or sites. The Maple Acre Library was

picture). However, as long as the town and a few wealthy developers stand to make a quick buck, Mayor Dave is happy to look the other way, regardless of the longterm consequences for Pelham and its residents. He and his Toronto consultants won’t be satisfied until every acre of land here has been paved or covered in houses, so that we can honestly be mistaken for Mississauga, traffic and all. Is this what we want for the town? Every time I see yet another truckload of dirt leaving the Haist street site, I can’t help but think “there goes another piece of small town Pelham”. Thanks Mayor Dave. Marv Junkin

amongst the top ten. The first initiative of the Plan is ensure that heritage in Pelham is broadened, to include essential but ordinary parts of local everyday life -the parts that, if lost, would diminish Pelham’s character. This statement alone validates the continued life of the Maple Acre Branch. The Town’s adopted draft Official Plan (April 2, 2012) objectives clearly state that cultural heritage resources are important to the fabric of Pelham’s makeup, that preservation be fostered, and that the retention of cultural heritage be retained for future generations. It requires property owners to prepare and submit a cultural heritage impact statement when a significant heritage resource could be affected by a proposal. Council should expect no less for municipally owned properties and the Friends of Maple Acre would insist on the same. Considering Council has accepted and adopted the above plans and guidelines, it is reasonable to expect that the adherence to already acknowledged information and actions be followed. We therefore, encourage a reply from Council stating that they would adhere to the plans and guidelines prepared by professionals, funded by taxpayers, and accepted by Council. Please remember, Maple Acre Library is not simply a library - it is the one cultural place in Fenwick that reminds us of our history as a village and our future as part of Pelham. Thank you for your attention. Gary and Rosemary Chambers


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Time to rediscover cycling throughout Niagara BY BRIAN BATY

Regional Counsellor Thinking about buying a bicycle? Getting back into cycling? Want to ride with greater confidence? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you need to learn about three bicycle training programs being offered by Bike Niagara. Registration will begin on March 27 and the courses are a modest $20 plus HST. In Pelham you can register by calling 905-892-2607 ext 341

with forms online at www. Course 1 is called Get Cycling. It is designed for beginners and restarters. Topics include selecting, buying and using a bicycle plus basic bicycle safety. The course is 2.5 hours long in the classroom on Wednesday, May 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Fenwick Fire Station. Course 2 is called Onroad bike skills. It is designed for beginners and intermediate riders. Topics include how to ride safely, handling skills, group riding and

individual mentoring. This course will be held on Saturday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Pelham Arena Course 3 is called Cycling Training for intermediate and advanced riders. It is designed to improve your power and endurance and help you plan event training. This event will be held at the Lock 3 museum in St. Catharines. For all individuals who participate in at least one of these courses, you will be provided a complimentary membership in the Niagara Freewheel-

Chief administrative officer Darren Ottaway and Mayor Dave Augustyn presented the administrative assistant in the

public works department with a gold watch during Monday’s regular council meeting. It recognized her years of service, and Augustyn said the town was sad to hear she planned to retire in the spring. “You are irreplaceable,” he said. “You are the ultimate example of good customer service.” When people stop him or councillors on the street to ask about roads, sidewalks or pot holes, they tell them “to call Nancy”, he said. “She advocates for residents and holds public works together.” In addition to Yungblut, council Monday honoured 18 Pelham volunteer firefighters with service awards. Otto Heinrich received a 30-year award while Rod Richards, Les Hildebrand and George Popko marked 25 years. At those levels, the volunteer firefighters also receive federal and provincial service medals,

ers Bicycle Touring Club valued at $30 for a new membership. Courses are also being presented on alternate dates in St. Catharines and Welland. Pelham has already been recognized as a silver award winner for our bicycle friendly community. These courses plus increased ridership could help us win the gold distinction. I plan to complete the Niagara Circle Route ride again this year with a group of friends. We plan to leave Pelham down Port Robinson Road to

Port Robinson and then follow the trail to Thorold, St.Catharines, Niagara-onthe-Lake, Niagara Falls and then Chippawa overnight with a return ride to Fort Erie, Port Colborne, Welland and Pelham the next day. Later this spring the same group is considering a trip to Pennsylvania to cycle a section of the Alleghany Passage bike trail . This trail extends from Pittsburgh to Washington and is 150 miles from Cumberland to Pittsburgh. The trail continues to Washington for a total

length of 335 mikes. We plan to be in a cabin next to the trail and the Youghiogheny River where a whitewater rafting adventure awaits. Get back on a bike. You will see, hear, smell, and feel nature more than you ever would in a vehicle.

Brian Baty is a Niagara Regional Councillor for Pelham and is a member of the Greater Niagara Circle Route committee

Pelham Council honours years of service to town Over 25 years Nancy Yungblut has become “the face and the voice” of Pelham’s public works department.

Pelham Business Briefs

• San Marco’s Ristorante has approval from Pelham town council to install a 32 foot by 10 foot patio at the restaurant. • N.E.T. Camping Resort will have more room for campers using its registration area and convenience store. It has town council approval to extend its deck to 28 feet by 12 feet. The camping resort is on Regional Road 24 in Pelham’s northwest corner. • As part of its new marketing campaign, the Pelham Business Association is pitching to the town a magazine advertisement as well as a spot on a Regional Road 20 billboard at the entrance to Fonthill. Total cost would range from $667 to $2,002. The town is considering the offer. • Fred and Mercedes Siebert have applied for a Community Improvement Grant for a facade improvement on their Pelham Street business, Sadie’s Lingerie. The town provides grants to assist property owners in downtown Fonthill and Fenwick who make improvements in the exterior look of their properties. • Joe Fournier’s Martial Arts Centre won approval for signs on the Pelham Arena and in front of it. Fournier has moved to the Pelham Arena. New employee? New product? Receive an award? Send the info to

Chief administrative officer Darren Ottaway and Mayor Dave Augustyn present Nancy Yungblut a watch for 25 years of service with the town’s public works department. She draws applause from councillors and spectators Monday. Wayne Campbell/Voice Photo said Fire Chief Bob Lymburner. “If it wasn’t for your long service, the town wouldn’t be as safe as it is today,” the fire chief told the firefighters.

Other service award recipients were: Ben Gutenberg, 20 years; Mike Woods and Brian Zanuttini, 15 years; Shawn Litalien, Marcel Mooren and Barry Prescott, 10

years; Mark Bay, Robert Belchoir, Jeff Dam, Jason Longhurst, Mark Schneider, Lindsay Smith, Alan VanMaanen and Jay Wolek, five years.

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Fonthill Legion presenting a donation of $2,000 to Pelham Cares Jane Gilmour. Stephen Dyell/Voice Photo

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Fonthill’s musical man The Port Colborne Operatic Society wrapped up performances of The Music Man. The classic performance about a con man who poses as a boys’ band organizer to scheme a small town out of money

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music changes his life. His character on stage matches the real-life passion acquired using the most authentic form of performance produced in singing. Laing began singing in high school and has performed in barbershop quartets for the past 35 years. When his quartet “Vintage Blend” heard about the audition for the Music Man, it was an instant connection to the role. “We thought this might be a natural fit to go down and audition and we became more involved than we anticipated,” Laing said. Once on set, he noticed the local connection. Out of the 72 people in production, 10 called Pelham home. His onstage family

Robert Laing at home in Fonthill after the production of The Music Man. Stephen Dyell/Voice Photo included E.L. Crossley students Connor Wilson and Abby Etling, which had Laing proud of his roots. “It’s significant. (Pelham)

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at the band shell and at Summerfest, while providing services to Christmas shows and charity events. The quartet continues to make music and is constantly on the look-out for upcoming events to perform at. Laing says they want to have new music coming along so it’s a challenge to keep the old ones up while fitting the new ones in place. “We do have the most portable music in the world. We don’t need anything but ourselves and a pitch pipe,” Laing said. “To be able to perform without any instruments is a challenge but also more satisfaction comes from it. The only sound the audience will hear is what you are producing.” What began as a simple pastime has turned into a life-long passion for Laing as he produces the most authentic form of music and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. “They say that people who sing live longer. It keeps your brain sharp because you don’t think about anything else when you are performing. We’re all seniors (in the quartet), so we must be doing something right.”

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Community Events

ONGOING • Call for submissions for juried fine art show for Art in the Park -Summerfest 2014. Deadline is March 21st. Applications will be available at Town Hall Pelham, on Summerfest Facebook page, www. or email  with “Jurying” in Subject line. • Ontario Senior Games Association (OSGA) for fellowship, friendly competition and a more active lifestyle. Info • Newcomers Club of St. Catharines & District welcomes women new to the region to participate in a variety of activities. Call Maureen 905-397-7593 or Gwen 905-641-9816 for details. • Mondays at 7 p.m. Sing Niagara Women’s A Cappella Chorus at Paroisse Immaculee Conception Church, 99 Garner St, St. Catharines. Call 905-8921640 or visit www.singni- • 7:15 p.m. Peninsula Orchestra invites players to join them every Monday at Holy Trinity Anglican Church. No audition. For info. please contact Bev @ 892-0583. • Tuesdays • 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. SPAN (Single Person Association of Niagara) is a social club for mature singles who meet Iggy’s Pub 115 Hway  20 E  Fonthill. Offers members a monthly calendar of social activities.  Further information, call Lynie @905-788-0359 • 7:00 p.m. Bingo at St. Ann’s Church, 834 Canboro Rd. Fenwick. Wheelchair accessible. • 7:30 p.m. “A Cappella Niagara” Men’s Chorus invites singers for fun, fellowship, and fabulous 4-part harmony at the Welland Community Wellness Complex, 145 Lincoln St. in Welland. For info call Kerry—289-820- 6584. Come and sing with us—you’ll be

glad you did! • Wednesdays. For those who have played Bridge before. Please arrange for a partner. Wed. Monthly schedule at front desk. Refreshments. $1.00 per session. Pelham Public Library. • Thursdays • (first Thursday of every month) 1:30 p.m. to p.m. SOS (Survivors of Stroke) Everyone is welcome. Info call Ann 905-892-1621 • 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Legion Dinner • Computer Tutor & Gadget Clinic. “One-to-One Help” with a volunteer tech tutor. Get help with web browsing, webmail account set-up, e-books, social media, editing and sharing your photos and more. 12:30 – 3:30. Register and pay ahead in person. $5.00 per 1/2 hour. Pelham Public Library. Wednesday, March 12 • 7:30 p.m. Meeting of the Welland Camera Club. Competition night including

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W.C. Healey, Madolyn Tait Essay & Special Assignment at Wesley United Church, 244 First Ave. North, Welland at 7:30 p.m. Guests are always welcome. For further information visit the club website at www.wellandcameraclub. com. Saturday, March 15 • 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Pasta Supper. Fonthill Lions Hall, Hwy#20, Fonthill. Adults $10, Children under 12 $6. Take out available. Sunday, March 16 • 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Fenwick Lioness Soup and Bread Lunch includes a selection of homemade soups, a variety of breads, dessert, coffee/tea/juice for $7. Children under 10 $3. Fenwick Lions Club, 999 Church St., Fenwick. Sunday, March 16 • 7:30The Niagara Bonsai Society meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month, 1:30pm at St. Mark’s Church, Addison Hall, 41 Byron St. (across from Simcoe Park) Niagara-onthe-Lake.  All are welcome.  For further information contact niagarabonsai@ Thursday March 17 • 7:30 p.m. Pelham Horticultural Society meeting at the Fonthill Library Darren Heimbecker of Whistling Gardens, Wilsonville will speak about the building of Canada’s newest botanical garden (Whistling Garden’s), home to the World’s largest conifer collection. Thursday, March 20 • FIRST DAY OF SPRING! • 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. OR 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Spring Classes from the Pelham Art Association:  Instructor: James Kerr - Watercolour or Acrylic. Six weekly sessions. Festival Room, Pelham Library, Fees: $ 90.00 members - $110.00 non -member. Contact: Mary Powley 905 - 892 - 4625 to register for classes and workshops. Saturday, March 22


• 7:00 p.m. Progressive Euchre. Fonthill Lions Hall, Hwy #20, Fonthill. Prizes, light lunch, cash bar. $5. Monday, March 24 • 7:30p.m. meeting of the Wainfleet Historical Society at the PI Hall of the Marshville Heritage Village in Wainfleet. The presenters will be WHS members Geoff Bowden and Sandra Andrews, speaking on “The Language of the Fan.” Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 905386-6978. Wednesday, March 26 • 9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m. Know Your Bones Education Day. A free full-day Public Education Event. Ina Grafton Gage Village, 413 Linwell Rd, St. Catharines.Various Speakers, Displays, Refreshments. Full Lunch. A donation of $5-$10. at the door is suggested to help cover the cost of lunch.  To Register call 1-800-463-6842, ext. 2317 or e-mail  lcampbell@ by March 15. Thursday April 2- Sunday, April 6 •Spring/easter Sale Fundraising Event. NSNAP (Niagara Spay Neuter Assistance Program) New and nearly new gift items, house wares, clothing, jewellery, baking and more! All funds go to spay/neuter in the Niagara Region. Donations, cat food and volunteers gratefully accepted. Fairview Mall during mall hours (in front of Zehrs), 285 Geneva St. Catharines Contact 289-897-8514 Thursday, April 3 • 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Spring Classes from the Pelham Art Association:  Instructor: Gloria Kingma - Watercolour. Six weekly sessions. Festival Room, Pelham Library, Fees: $ 80.00 members - $100.00 non -member. Contact: Mary Powley 905 - 892 - 4625 to register for classes and workshops.



Douglas   Schmaltz

Robert’s Painting

September 2nd, 1948 – March 17th, 2011 

I only paint & I do it well. Interior & exterior, 25 years experience, neat, reliable.


In memory of my beloved husband, missed every day.

Births Kicul. Richard and Katie (nee Jones) are absolutely thrilled to announce the arrival of their very handsome little man Desmond Lawrence born on February 28, 2014. He tipped the scales at 8lbs, 5.4 ozs and was 22 inches long. Fourth grandchild for a very proud grandma, Rhonda Kicul of Welland, first precious grandchild for Al and Dorrie Jones of Fort Erie and first nephew for Aunt Maggie! One more sweetie for Aunt Heather and Uncle Alain, Auntie Alison and Uncle Max to love. Cousins Darla, Marik and Lila are thrilled to have a new playmate. • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Youth Leadership Program ages 12-17 yrs old, Adult Leadership Program 18 yrs and older. Learn to communicate effectively and become more confident and motivated in your public speaking and leadership. Program is sponsored by Executive Yacht Club for Toastmasters. Program to be held at the Grimsby Town Hall Thursdays 79pm. Seats are limited. Please contact Heather to register @ Motivate@ Saturday April 5 • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Spring Workshop:from the Pelham Art Association: Presenter: Gloria Kingma  Acrylic on Birch PanelTime. Pelham Library, Town Square, Fonthill Ontario Fees: $40.00 members - $60.00 non - member.

Janet’s Tax Service 30 years experience 1200 Balfour St. Fenwick 905-892-4654 THODE Housekeeping Services. Team of hardworking, organized, dependable & energetic ladies will take care of your housecleaning needs. Give us a call. Elizabeth 905386-0082 after 5 pm. Portable sawmill service. I will come to your home or farm and custom mill your logs. Firewood & lumber also available. Call Rob Patterson, 905-401-4948,

For Sale Josh DeHaan Flooring “For all your flooring needs”

We offer in-stock specials: • pre-finished hardwood

flooring solid, engineered from $2/ft2 • laminate flooring from $.89/ft2 • carpet and vinyl flooring from $4.95/yd2 • fibre flooring from $1/ft2 • ceramic tile from $.89/ft2 ...and other specials! Call us to see the products that are available & visit our showroom.

Phone: 905-892-7898 Fax: 905-892-4811 No Sunday Calls, Please

Contact: Mary Powley 905 - 892 - 4625 to register for classes and workshops. Saturday April 6, 13 • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Model Railroad Open House, Fenwick Central Railroad. 1141 Maple St, Fenwick. Donations greatly appreciated. Sorry, not wheelchair accessible.

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“Diesel Classic” to benefit underprivileged players The Pelham Minor Hockey Association with conjunction of the Winnicki family will host the first annual Diesel Classic Tyke Tournament in honour of Andrew “Diesel” Winnicki. The former Pelham Panther lost his life in a tragic accident in 2012, but his legacy prevails on the ice he first fell in love with the sport. “Our plans are to host this event every year at this time with the proceeds from the tournament to be used to assist needy families in the community with financial aid so they can enjoy this great Canadian game of hockey,” tournament convener and father Jerry Winnicki said. With the prices to play hockey upwards in the

hundreds, the tournament will go a long way for families on the financial bubble. Single parents, children without parents and others often cannot even fathom purchasing hockey equipment, which Winnicki hopes to provide. “The next Sidney Crosby could be our community with the desire to play but will never get the chance to step on the ice.” No stranger to the minor hockey in Pelham, Winnicki has seen his three sons grow up playing hockey inside the arena. He helped coordinate and run numerous tournaments, but this one will be special for the family who lost a son and a brother. “I know that Andrew would be very proud to have a hockey tournament in his memory, and especially one that helps support the dreams of

kids who want to be able to play.” The tournament features 12 teams from Oakville to New York, who will take to the ice on Mar. 29 at the Pelham Arena from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The all-day event features more than just hockey with autographed jerseys and sticks to be auctioned off, while other donations given from local businesses will make for a busy day. “We hope it will grow bigger each year,” Winnicki said, thankful of the support the tournament has been achieving in such a short time period. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5. They will also be sold at the door on the day of the tournament. To purchase tickets or to help with donations, contact Winnicki at 905736-1426.

ment for impaired drivers requiring those who repeatedly drive with a Blood Alcohol Concentration exceeding any of the

thresholds in the Highway Traffic Act to complete an alcohol education program followed by an alcohol treatment and

monitoring program. For more information, visit for full press release.


for the VOICE

Ontario raises stakes for distracted drivers BY STEPHEN DYELL

for the VOICE New regulations on the roads are cracking down on those who haven’t got the message regarding distracted driving. Proposed legislative and supporting regulatory amendments to the Highway Traffic Act would see a possible $1,000 fine and the reduction of three demerit points once an individual is convicted of driving distracted. Ontario’s ban on handheld devices while driving began in 2009 and many aren’t responding to the recent enforcement. Statistics state drivers who use cell phones are four times more likely to be in a collision than a driver who is focused on the road.

The proposed legislative also took aim at cyclists and pedestrians. If passed, drivers would be required to yield the whole roadway to pedestrians at school crossings and pedestrian cross-

overs. While driving beside cyclists, drivers must maintain a distance of one metre when passing. Other spearheaded measures included medically unfit drivers, truck drivers and stricter punish-

Fenwick Softball Registration Registration for:

Junior, Intermediate & Blastball

March 20 - 6 p.m.- 8.p.m.

Fenwick Lions Club - 999 Church St, Fenwick

March 27 - 6 p.m.- 8.p.m.

Fenwick Lions Club - 999 Church St, Fenwick

visit for more info Volunteers needed for coaching and other volunteer positions.


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Vitamin C and Lysine Powder Help Prevent Heart Attacks W. Gifford-Jones, MD Why is heart attack the number one killer in this country? Ninety-nine percent of doctors say it’s due to atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries) and that cholesterol lowering drugs are the primary way to treat it. But I suggest cardiologists have closed minds and are ignoring facts that could save thousands of North Americans from coronary attack. Years later Dr. Linus Pauling, two-time Noble Prize winner, is ignored for reporting that large amounts of vitamin C and lysine are needed to prevent coronary attacks. Twenty-five years ago Pauling reported that animals make vitamin C and humans do not. That’s why sailors died of scurvy during long sea voyages, but the ship’s cat survived. Vitamin C is required to manufacture healthy collagen, the glue that holds coronar y cells together, just like mor tar is needed for bricks. Lysine, like steel rods in cement, makes collagen stronger. Pauling claimed it takes a mere 10 milligrams to prevent scurvy, but several thousand to prevent heart attack. Williams Stehbens, Professor of Anatomy at Wellington University in New Zealand, proved Pauling was right. Stebhens’ research showed that coronary arteries closest to the heart are under the greatest pressure. This causes collagen to fracture resulting in the formation of a blood clot and death. Dr. Sydney Bush, an English researcher, has now proved that vitamin C can reverse atherosclerosis. Bush took retinal photographs, then star ted his patients on high doses of vitamin C and lysine. One year later additional pictures showed atherosclerosis had regressed in retinal arteries. So what has happened to these monumental findings? Bush, like Semmelweiss, has been ridiculed by cardiologists. One has to ask whether cardiologists, by ignoring his results, are condemning thousands of people to an early coronary heart attack. Fourteen years ago following my own coronary attack, cardiologists claimed it was

sheer madness for me to refuse cholesterol-lowering drugs. Instead, I decided to take high doses of vitamin C plus lysine with breakfast and the evening meal, for several reasons. I knew that Dr. Graveline, a physician and NASA astronaut, had twice developed transient global amnesia from taking Lipitor. I was also aware that patients have died from CLDs. Others have developed kidney, liver and muscle complications. I also believed the research of Pauling and Stehbens irrefutable. Now, the work of Dr. Bush has convinced me my decision was prudent. But to take large doses of vitamin C and lysine requires swallowing many pills daily. It’s a tall order for those who dislike swallowing one pill. So for several years I’ve been trying to find a company that would manufacture a combination of vitamin C and lysine powder. Now Medi-C Plus is available at health food stores. The dosage for the Medi-C Plus combination is one flat scoop with breakfast and the evening meal. Those at greater risk should take one flat scoop three times a day. If high doses cause diarrhea, the dose should be decreased. This column does not recommend that those taking CLDs should stop them. This is a decision that can only be made by patients and doctors. Most of today’s cardiologists are impervious to persuasion. They continue to believe that cholesterol-lowering drugs are the be-all-and-end-all to prevent heart attack. They’ve been brain-washed by millions of dollars worth of promotion by pharmaceutical companies. It reminds me of the saying that cautions “It’s not what you don’t know what gets you into trouble, it’s the things you FREE know for sure that ain’t so!” Stop by the store for a FREE copy of Dr. Gifford Jones’ It’s time for cardiologists to have an open mind and stop What I Learned as a Medical ignoring this research. As for me – I bet my life on it! Journalist No purchase necessary.

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The Voice of Pelham. March 19, 2014  

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

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