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Nature’s Corner owner closing the doors Carol Lloyd will focus on trips to El Salvador and helping people there BY SARAH MURRELL VOICE Staff A year and a half ago Carol Lloyd travelled to El Salvador to find fair trade coffees for her business, Nature’s Corner Bakery. The trip was lifechanging, as Lloyd discovered her passion for life - helping the children of the Central American country. Since then, Lloyd has travelled to El Salvador six times, each time taking with her supplies and money to provide medicine, food, beds, bedding, a playground and, hopefully soon, a new roof for the Hogar Infantil orphanage. Lloyd’s life has changed so much, in fact, that she found it difficult to divide her focus between the bakery and the people of El Salvador. After lengthy reflection, Lloyd has decided to devote her full attention to helping the people, and children, of El Salvador and has placed the bakery up for sale. Lloyd says she didn’t go to El Salvador with the intention of finding a whole new purpose for her life, but she knew the peace and contentment she felt

there on her first trip was leading her down a new path in life. One of Lloyd’s trips in the past year and a half was a lengthy retreat, which kept her away from her business for quite a long time. “While you have qualified people to look after the business, it is still never yourself,” says Lloyd. “The last thing I want is to have the store I built up go downhill because I’m not there.”

“In some respects I feel like I’m losing a part of me, or leaving it behind,” - Lloyd Lloyd says after that long trip she began to realize she can’t do both and that there was too much pressure on her husband and staff to keep taking care of the business. The decision, she said, was a difficult one to make.

“It’s hard. I’ve built it up, I created something that is part of me. In some respects I feel like I’m losing a part of me, or leaving it behind,” says Lloyd. Lloyd opened Nature’s Corner in 2006 as a place to provide a tasteful experience that reflected her appreciation of simplicity. She offered a cozy spot to sit, great teas and coffees, and preservative free, homemade and healthy treats. “I know another new door is opening,” she said, explaining that in making the decision she did ask herself if she could give up the visits to El Salvador completely and focus on the store, and the answer was a definite ‘no’. “Those kids hugged me so tight the last time I was there,” she says, explaining the trips have put life into perspective, offering her a glimpse of what life should be - and it’s not material. Now, Nature’s Corner is for sale, says Lloyd, noting she hopes someone will buy the business as it is, but the space is available for a similar store or different business. As of January 1, the doors will close, unless it has been purchased,

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A BOND with the children of Hogar Infantil Orphanage and a strong desire to help them, as well as a feeling of contentment while in El Salvador has lead Carol Lloyd to give up her bakery in Ridgeville and focus her energies on her new organization, Help Creating Smiles. /Special to the Voice

and by the end of January all stock should be sold off and the store completely closed. In the meantime, there are lots of Christmas sales, she added. Once Nature’s Corner is sold, Lloyd says her focus will be on the next trip to El Salvador in February, when she is taking a group of people to share the experience of giving as well as enjoy the beautiful sights of the country. She also hopes to show people the world of fair trade and how it brings about social change and expands the

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understanding of the realities of poverty, especially for women. Lloyd will now be fundraising and facilitating her trips through Help Creating Smiles, the organization she founded. Lloyd says there are 600 people on the mailing list through Nature’s Corner, and if they want to continue to follow her journey, they should stop by the store or visit www.

helpcreatingsmiles. org. Everyone, she says, has been very supportive of her trips to El Salvador and she hopes the community will continue to support her endeavours. To continue supporting Lloyd, visit the website. The current project is to raise funds to pay for a new roof at the orphanage.

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Karin Vermeer says goodbye to the family business BY SARAH MURRELL VOICE Staff Karin Vermeer has always loved sharing her knowledge of plants, and passion for gardening, with customers of Vermeer’s Garden Centre and Flower Shop, so it’s no wonder when she decided to leave the family business it would be for a new career that combines horticulture and helping people. This week Karin is announcing she is leaving the family business, something she’s known her entire life, to embark on a new career. Karin began working at the family greenhouse in high school, and aside

from a year working in Europe, has worked in the family business ever since. “I worked as a grower with dad for years,” says Karin. “When we opened the store I realized my love for retail.” At that point she learned all she could about marketing and the retail aspect of the business, naturally becoming the face of Vermeer’s. Now, she says, someone else will have to be the face of the business. “I came to the realization it was time to try something new,” she says, explaining six years ago she had a conversation with her brother Gerry, who owns the business with Karin, about where they each


In the November 23 edition of The Voice, in the front page article (Time for giving, sharing and toy drive) the name of the salon offering $10 haircuts, to those who make a donation was incorrectly reported as Magicuts. The Salon providing the coupon for haircuts is MasterCut at Niagara Square. Also, in the Service of Hope story on page 3, the time for the service was incorrectly listed as 7:30 pm. The service begins at 7 pm. The Voice apologizes for the errors and any inconvenience they may have caused.

wanted to be at the age of 65. Gerry’s answer was the same as their father, still growing and walking through the greenhouses. Karin’s was different, and she felt she wanted a change. The preparation for Karin’s departure from the business began then, with staff learning how to take over Karin’s responsibilities, training Jeff Bokma, the former garden centre manager, to become retail manager, and selling Karin’s portion of the business to Gerry. Now that Vermeer’s celebrated the business’ 50th anniversary earlier this year, Karin says it seemed like the right time to step away. She’ll be there until the end of December, then on contract into 2012, helping out when things get busy. Her new career path is not a lot different from what she’s always done, just not in a retail setting. Karin is creating a new career in horticulture therapy. Karin’s first talk was at the age of 16, to the Welland Horticultural Society. Since then she’s held many different

talks, held workshops and hands-on seminars, much of it focusing on seniors. When she thought about what she wanted to do after leaving Vermeer’s, Karin said she heard about horticulture therapy, googled it, and thought this could be her next career. Karin is currently studying under Mitchell Hewson, the first Registered Horticultural Therapist to practice in Canada. She explains horticulture therapy is using plants and plant related activities to create wellness in many groups of people. People living with psychological and social problems, addictions, those incarcerated and those living in long-term care facilities all benefit from hands-on experiences with plants. Because of her background speaking about horticulture and focusing on seniors, Karin will be focusing her new career on seniors as well, working in longterm care facilities. It’s amazing, she says, how many facilities have already contacted her hoping to have her work with their patients.

“It’s amazing how plants affect people’s lives,” she says. Karin says she has a freedom now, knowing she doesn’t have to be at the store by 7:30 am or stay late to take care of a customer. The free time will allow her to do more garden coaching, which she enjoys, and other

events. In the meantime, anyone who enjoyed following Karin on the Vermeer’s blog can catch her at The open house at Vermeer’s this weekend, which has been a time to celebrate Karin’s birthday, will this year be a farewell party for her.

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KARIN Vermeer, the long-time face of Vermeer’s Garden Centre, has sold her part of the business to her brother and is moving on to a new career. /Special to the Voice

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Animal clinic in Fenwick opens this weekend BY SARAH MURRELL VOICE Staff As a child Ivan Bos had his own hobby farm on his family farm in Smithville, with rabbits, chickens and goats, so it is no wonder that when he was deciding between becoming a medical doctor or a veterinarian, he chose veterinarian. Bos, who is opening Balfour Animal Hospital in Fenwick next week, explains he was simply “drawn more to animals.” He did his undergraduate studies at McMaster University then attended the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph, graduating in 2001. Since then, he’s worked at several clinics throughout the area, most recently owning Grandview Animal Hospital in Stoney Creek. “I like the smaller community, I like to be part of a community,” says Bos on choosing to open his new clinic in Pelham. “It’s part of building things within a community.” “That’s why I wanted to set up a new clinic in a small community like Fenwick,” he said.

“It’s a good fit for me in Fenwick.” Community, and being part of a community, are important to Bos as is getting to know his clients and building relationships with the families he works with. “It’s one of the things I like about being a veterinarian,” says Bos. “Caring for animals is a given,” he says. “Forming long-term relationships with people is one of the most rewarding parts.” Bos says his goal is to provide personalized and compassionate care to pets and their owners. “I think for myself, what would I do if this was my pet,” said Bos. “That’s how I approach things.” The veterinarian says he wants to provide good service and good value in that service, noting he doesn’t want to make decisions for clients but does want to help them with those decisions. The new veterinarian clinic will offer services for small, domestic pets including cats and dogs, as well as vaccination programs, pharmacy, dentistry, radiology and diagnostic services, internal medicine, surgical services, stem cell therapy,

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and emergency services. There is also a large, fenced-in grass area at the hospital so patients have space to “do their business” and have some fresh air and space to run, says Bos. While Bos learned his love of animals on the family farm, he will not be servicing large, farm animals such as horses and cows. It’s a service, he says, that requires at least one more veterinarian at the clinic, which he does not have at the moment. While Bos isn’t an expert in iguanas, snakes and other exotic pets, he said he will look at them if a client requests it. The Balfour Animal Hospital officially opens on Saturday, Dec. 3 with a grand opening from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be prizes,

tours of the clinic, and other activities. Anyone who registers early to have their pet become a patient of Dr. Bos has an opportunity to win an ipod touch, he added. To register, or for more information, visit www. balfouranimalhospital. com. The clinic is located at the corner of Canboro Road and Balfour Street.

Dr. Ivan Bos, with Willow, is opening Balfour Animal Clinic in Fenwick this weekend. /Special to the Voice

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Old wives’ tales and superstitious wilderness cures This past September I had the opportunity to work as an instructor teaching outdoor skills at a wilderness academy near Algonquin Park. I dealt mostly with wild edibles, navigating, canoeing, and wildlife. The experience encouraged me to research a few old wives’ tales and traditional superstitions relating to the outdoors. This sort of forest lore has long interested me, and I have often wondered about the reliability of some of these old sayings. One of the most wellknown ones is the claim that moss grows thickest on the north of side of a tree. Traditionally, this was said to be a good way of finding one’s direction in the woods when without a compass. On the other hand, I’ve heard TV “survival experts” dismiss this method as unreliable. To ascertain just how reliable tree moss is for determining direction, I’ve been

carefully observing trees for years every time I’m in the woods—be it Short Hills or the subarctic. What I’ve found is that lo and behold, the tradition is generally true: nine times out of ten, moss really does grow thickest on the north side of a tree. Indeed, moss often thrives on a tree’s north side while being entirely absent from the south side. The explanation is fairly simple: the north side of a tree receives the least sunlight, thereby encouraging moss, which prefers dark, damp environments, to grow thickest on the north side. Of course, if you were actually lost in the woods without a compass, you would want to check several trees (the more the better), before determining which direction was north. While in this case superstition does prove to be the mother of science, other old wives’ tales

concerning the woods are decidedly less reliable. For example, I often hike through the Wainfleet Bog, which happens to be home to several hundred venomous rattlesnakes. Anyone who pokes around in rattlesnake territory ought to have some minimal knowledge of what to do if bitten by one of these serpents. As such, I found myself pondering over whether or not I should suck venom out of a snake bite, as depicted in countless Hollywood Westerns and cowboy stories. Legend, in this case, while perhaps making for great entertainment, turns out to be thoroughly bad advice. The last thing a person should do if bitten by a poisonous snake is suck the venom out of the wound. Getting poison into the mouth and potentially ingesting it, creates more serious problems than just remaining calm when bitten. Fortunately

though, I’ve never yet been bitten by a snake— whether in Wainfleet or the Amazon jungle. More reliable than the old snake bite tale is this famous ancient rule of thumb for predicting weather: “Red sky at night, sailors’ delight. Red sky in morning, sailors take warning.” (Some variations say “shepherd” instead of “sailor,” but the rhyme could apply equally well to canoeists.) The consensus is this rhyme is mostly accurate. The colour of the sky is caused by dust particles in the atmosphere, and given prevailing winds, a red sky in morning is often a reliable indication of bad weather on the horizon. Conversely, a red sky at night generally indicates high pressure, and that bad weather has passed. A less straightforward and well-known superstition that specifically relates to the Canadian wilderness comes from the legendary

woodsman and writer Grey Owl. Writing in the 1930s, Grey Owl noted an old tradition among voyageurs, trappers, and native people to never sleep without a fire when camped on a lakeshore. According to Grey Owl, careless travellers who slept without a fire in the north woods might find themselves at the mercy of the dreaded windigo, a hideous giant with a heart of ice that killed and devoured solitary travellers. Before dismissing this story as pure fantasy, we should perhaps point out that in an allegorical sort of way, there may be some truth to it. After all, if windigoes are no more than the product of overactive imaginations alone in the woods, than a bright, cheerful fire that provides comforting warmth and light, might well be the antidote to falling victim to one’s own mind. More intriguingly, all over the world people


Adam Shoalts have long believed in making fires at night to keep predators away— whether its jaguars in the Amazon, lions in Africa, or bears and wolves in North America. Thus, there may be some kernel of truth to this seemingly absurd superstition. For my part, when I’m alone deep in the northern wilderness, I’d rather be safe than sorry, and always toss an extra log on my fire late at night. Adam Shoalts’ website is

YOUR VOICE Letters to the Editor

Club not folding Poor reason to build new arena Contrary to published rumours, the Pelham Soccer club is not in danger of folding and never was. The statement I made to the local news media was “if our volunteer base at the board level keeps eroding, we may look at possibly folding the club”. I was looking for board volunteers. Folding the club is always the absolute last option, not the first. The Pelham Soccer club is alive and well. The club had a recent influx of new board member volunteers. The club is solvent financially and is

not in any trouble at all. These new board members have brought some very good new ideas to the club. I dare say they are really good ideas and we hope to implement some of them over the next year. I’ve heard many rumours that kids were running to other clubs because of this awful “club folding” rumour. We are running a full slate of teams in 2012. Check our website www. for more information. Guido Mueller President, Pelham Soccer Club

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The Voice of Pelham strives to provide local news coverage in all aspects of the Town of Pelham, including politics, health care, education, service and community clubs, churches, sports, businesses and any other local events and happenings. The Voice aims to provide local businesses and services with an affordable, professional advertising venue reaching every household in Pelham.

Contrary to the statement in a letter to the editor last week, the Pelham arena was not built in 1967, it was built in 1975. That being said, yes it is tired. The dressing rooms were never big enough, the finishes were never top of the line, and the roof was an inexpensive solution with an expected life span of 30 years. None of that means that the building should be scrapped. Who tears their house down because it needs new shingles, or for that matter, who paints their roof because it needs new shingles? No one with much sense. Niagara-on-the-Lake was cited as an example of a community with a new arena that Pelham should copy,

and it is an excellent example. Their Centennial arena, which really was built in 1967, is still serving them very well. In 2003, they added another ice surface, with a new lobby serving both pads, and new, larger dressing rooms, at a total cost of $4 million. Grimsby did likewise in 2004. Pelham could do exactly the same. Fort Erie was touted as another example, and it illustrates exactly the point that the secondary rink is in a basic steel box, just like the Pelham arena. Steel structures don’t wear out; building finishes like roof surfaces do. Install a new roof & insulation, just like the City of St. Catharines did in 2009 to the Haig Bowl (a 1975 arena practically

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identical to Pelham’s) right after they built a 4-pad. With a brand new 4-pad and underwhelming demand for all of their ice time they still found much more value in renovation than in demolition. Pelham has a serviceable building in a central location with plenty of room for expansion; if there really is demand for more ice, put another pad there. If there is only demand for a new building “because everyone else is getting one”, everyone else isn’t getting one and that’s a pretty poor reason to embark on an expensive exercise like a new community centre or arena. Mark Shoalts Fenwick

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Fenwick residents ask for flagpole improvements BY SARAH MURRELL VOICE Staff Mention the idea of moving the Fenwick Flagpole in the village and you’ll receive a loud, and negative, response. There’s good reason for that, and good reason to have improvements made to the village’s iconic structure, Rosemary Chambers told councillors last week. Chambers was at council on November 21 to remind councillors that Fenwick residents raised more than $7,000 during the village’s 150th celebrations

in 2003 and that the money was earmarked for improvements to the flagpole. In the eight years since the celebration, she pointed out, the village of Fonthill celebrated its 150th anniversary and a Summerfest to mark improvements to Pelham Street. The band shell in Peace Park was constructed as part of the 150th celebrations and improvements to downtown Fonthill have been completed. “Everything has come together and downtown Fonthill looks beautiful,” said Chambers. To this day, however, no


work has been done on the flagpole in Fenwick. Chambers said organizers of the celebration have been asked why no work has been done and if the money is still intact. “What’s really tragic is that many of the people who joined in to make our celebration such a success have passed away,” said Chambers, pointing out Vernon Haist, a Fenwick war veteran, was thrilled when he was told the flagpole would be illuminated once again. “Sadly, he never lived to see it come to fruition,” said Chambers. The flagpole has always held significance for the

residents of Fenwick, said Chambers, explaining it was a focal point during WWI. In May of 1939 World War I veterans marched to the flagpole to celebrate the end of the war and the unveiling of the National War Memorial in Ottawa. In 1946 it was the focal point in a ceremony that was held to celebrate the end of the Second World War and welcome home Fenwick’s veterans “We cannot emphasize enough how important this landmark is to us,” she said. Now, says Chambers, meetings have begun to discuss improvements

to downtown Fenwick. Those improvements, she said, won’t take place until at least 2012 and only if grant money from upper levels of government are received. In light that it will be at least a year before anything is done, Chambers asked council to consider making the improvements to the flagpole, which includes rigging so the flag can be changed regularly, and lights, a priority. Several councillors expressed thanks to Chambers for enlightening them on the reason the flagpole is so important to Fenwick

residents, something they had not heard before. Director of Planning, and acting CAO, Craig Larmour noted there is a structural integrity inspection planned for 2012, and that should be done first so if repairs are needed they can be completed before additions are made to the flagpole. Councillors agreed to accept Chambers’ report and refer the issue to the acting Director of Community and Infrastructure Services for a report, as soon as possible.

PELHAM Cares board member Dawn Butler (above, right) presents a cheque for $500 to Betty Brown, client services coordinator. The cheque is a donation from her employer, RBC, in acknowledgement of Butler’s long-running volunteerism. Although Butler did retire two years ago, the RBC continues to make the donation in recognition of her service. Smile Cookies brought many smiles to the faces of Pelham Cares this year, with a donation of $2,843 from the Tim Horton’s locations in Pelham. All of the proceeds from the sale of Smile Cookies were donated to Pelham Cares this year, which means there were 2,843 cookies sold. Tim Horton’s owner Bill McWilliams said he’s pleased with the results this year. Betty Brown, accepting the donation, says cash donations help the organization pay the bills and allows them to purchase items that aren’t donated by the public. Sarah Murrell/Voice Photos

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New directions forged on Region’s business plan BY BRIAN BATY Regional Councillor During the first year of this term of council, Niagara has moved forward on the business plan developed by the last term of council. However, several meetings have taken place to assess the progress on the former business plan and forge new directions for the next four years. At the last meeting of Niagara Regional Council, we adopted the final version of this business plan and directed staff to prepare a communications strategy

to inform and engage the public. The new plan has been developed to encompass seven broad themes with specific action items attached to each theme. The seven themes are as follows: a Responsive Region; Healthy Communities; Open for Business; Environmental Responsibility; Integrated Transportation System; Governance Review; Public Engagement and Communications. The “top ten” actions provide some concrete plans to address the themes and a process to move Niagara forward.

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“A Responsive Region” theme can be developed by undertaking a series of Regional services and program reviews toward improving services and reducing costs. We need to develop a new fiscal plan that provides clear direction on investment levels necessary to maintain our services and infrastructure. The “Open for Business” theme can be enhanced by developing a stronger and more effective partnership with area municipalities to improve economic development and service delivery. Another action

would be to champion an improved economic development system for Niagara. Another key direction is to implement the Gateway Economic Zone and Centre strategy. Based upon past actions, we plan to develop a government relations strategy for enhanced and on-going support from other levels of government. The “Governance Review” will lead to a review of the current structure and processes of regional government seeking areas for improvement. A second priority for governance or at Town Hall. Please call 905-8922607 extension 332 for additional information. 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 or at Town Hall. •Town of Pelham - RESERVE CROSSING GUARDS There is an immediate need for reserve school crosswalk guards to relieve the regular guards during periods of illness and vacation. The position has an hourly pay rate of $12.98 per hour. Persons interested in becoming a reserve school crosswalk guard can pick up an application form in the Operations Department of the Municipal Building (20 Pelham Town Square). •Is your business interested in being listed in the Town of Pelham Community Services Brochure? If so, please be sure to fill out a business directory information card with the Town of Pelham. For an information card, please visit Town Hall, 20 Pelham Town Square – 1st Floor, or contact 905-892-2607, Ext. 315 •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 By-law 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: Visit our Web site at

review is to complete a water/ wastewater review to determine if there can be cost savings and service improvements through a single tier governance of water/wastewater functions or whether a utility model might provide future direction for these functions. The “Healthy Communities” theme leads to a major action by developing a sustainable and affordable housing and homelessness plan. The “ Public Engagement and Communications” theme will ensure that various methods and portals will be used to

generate vibrant twoway communication with our residents. While this report provides a high level view of the major themes and top ten actions for the 2012 -2015 business plan, the complete business plan breaks all action items into specific objectives with measurable timelines and outcomes anticipated. More on this over the next years in future columns. Brian Baty is a Niagara Regional Councillor for the Town of Pelham brian.

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TOWN OF PELHAM NOTICE Winter Maintenance Of Town Roads PARKING AND SNOW REMOVAL Citizens are reminded that Section 170(12) of The Highway Traffic Act prohibits the parking or standing of vehicles on any roadway in such a manner as to interfere with the movement of traffic or cleaning of snow from the roadway. Any vehicle parked or standing in such a manner as to interfere with municipal snow clearing or preventative road treatment (or maintenance) operations may be ticketed or towed away. Vehicles towed may be moved or taken, and placed or stored in a suitable place, and all costs and charges for removing, care and storage thereof, if any, are a lien upon the vehicle. Furthermore, the Town of Pelham’s Parking and Traffic By-law #89-2000 prohibits overnight parking on all highways (including all roadways, except Church Hill), from 2:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m. from November 1 until March 31 of each year. The efficient and timely ploughing of snow and preventative maintenance of Town highways benefits all residents. Please cooperate with the Town’s Community and Infrastructure Services Department by keeping your vehicle completely off the highway overnight. Your cooperation is very much appreciated and will allow Town staff to better serve you during periods of snowfall and icy highway conditions in general. DEPOSITING OF SNOW ON ROADWAY Citizens are reminded that Section 181 of The Highway Traffic Act prohibits any person from depositing snow or ice on a roadway. Please cooperate with the Town of Pelham By-law #3013(2008) prohibits a person from depositing snow and ice upon any highway and from relocating snow or ice within 1 metre of a fire hydrant, or within the road allowance (including roadways and shoulders). Please cooperate with the Town’s Community and Infrastructure Services Department by refraining from depositing snow or ice on the highway or onto a sidewalk, and from relocating snow and ice within the road allowance. Your cooperation in helping the Community & Infrastructure Services Department keep our maintenance operations efficient and our roadways safe this winter is greatly appreciated.

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Crossley student acts as Mayor for a Day BY SARAH MURRELL VOICE Staff Jacob Mantler has absolutely no interest in entering the political arena. An interesting statement from a young man who won an election to serve as Pelham’s Mayor for a Day. Jacob, a Grade 10 student at E.L. Crossley, took part in a full election, complete with speeches, ballots and a ballot box for voters, as part of Pelham’s Local Government Week activities. “I’m interested in knowing how things work on the inside, what the mayor does,� says Jacob on why he ran in the election. “I have no interest in being a politician. I just want to see how things work.� As part of his duties as Mayor for the day, Mantler toured the town’s operations centre at Tice Road, met with the clerk, acting CAO and treasurer to learn about their jobs and responsibilities, and spent the day with Mayor Dave Augustyn which included a tour of Pelham Cares. He also helped judge the town’s annual

AS PART of his duties as Mayor for a Day Jacob Mantler officially openend the Pelham Town Council meeting (left), banging the gavel for Mayor Dave Augustyn, and helped judge the town’s annual holiday card contest, choosing the drawings by local school children that will become the town’s holiday card. Sarah Murrell/Voice Photo

Holiday greeting card contest, helping to choose the final drawings that will be used to create this year’s card. “It was great,� said Mantler of his day. “It was very interesting. I learned a lot.� Part of what Jacob learned, having lunch with the Mayor at My Place, is that the two mayors have similar interests, including the music of Pink Floyd. Jacob also officially

began council on Nov. 21, calling the meeting to order and officiating over the first few items on the agenda. “I did appreciate our time together,� said Mayor Dave Augustyn. “He is an interesting young man.� At council Jacob received a large map of Pelham, after requesting a map of his “domain� from the clerk earlier in the day, as well as a certificate and some chocolate.

Along with the Mayor for the Day election held at E.L. Crossley, Augustyn and clerk Nancy Bozzato also visit Grade 5 classes in Pelham as part of the curriculum on government, to talk about the role of municipal government.


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TOWN OF PELHAM NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING RELATING TO THE PROPOSED OFFICIAL PLAN AND EAST FONTHILL SECONDARY PLAN FOR THE TOWN OF PELHAM PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Council for The Corporation of the Town of Pelham will be holding a public meeting under Section 17 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P. 13 as amended, to inform the public of a proposed new Official Plan and the East Fonthill Secondary Plan. The public meeting is being held in accordance with the requirements of the Planning Act to provide members of the public with an opportunity to provide comments on the draft Official Plan and draft Secondary Plan directly to Council. This public meeting follows a series of prior public open houses on the Official Plan and Secondary Plan. DATE AND LOCATION OF PUBLIC MEETING Date: Monday, December 12, 2011 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Old Pelham Town Hall 491 Canboro Road, Ridgeville


DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED OFFICIAL PLAN FOR THE ENTIRE TOWN The Draft Official Plan has been prepared for the entire Town of Pelham to replace the current Town Official Plan, which was originally approved in 1973. The proposed Official Plan establishes a vision for the Town that strongly supports the protection of environmental features and agriculture and focuses future urban growth within the settlement areas of Fonthill and Fenwick. The proposed Official Plan is consistent with the Greenbelt Plan, the Growth Plan and current Regional Policy Plan Amendments on land use planning. A key map is not provided because the new Official Plan applies to the entire Town. DESCRIPTION OF EAST FONTHILL SECONDARY PLAN

The East Fonthill Secondary Plan was originally approved as an urban expansion area by the Ontario Municipal Board in July of 2000. The proposed Secondary Plan establishes a series of land use designations and development policies that will provide the Town with an overall strategy to facilitate the future development of this important planning area. The Secondary Plan applies only to lands in East Fonthill, but the Secondary Plan itself will form part of the Town’s new Official Plan. The lands subject to the East Fonthill Secondary Plan are identified on the key map. LEGAL NOTICE If you wish to be notified of the adoption of the proposed Official Plan and/or Secondary Plan, or the refusal to adopt the proposed Official Plan and/or Secondary Plan, you must make a written request to the Director of Planning and Development. If Council adopts the Official Plan and Secondary Plan, they will be sent to Niagara Region for final approval. Regional Niagara will provide notice of its decision on the Official Plan and Secondary Plan.

If you disagree with Council’s decision, or Regional Niagara’s decision, respecting the proposed Official Plan and/or Secondary Plan, you can appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at the public meeting or make written submissions to the Town of Pelham before the proposed Official Plan and/or Secondary Plan are adopted, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Town of Pelham or Niagara Region to the OMB. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Town of Pelham before the proposed Official Plan and/or Secondary Plan is adopted, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party. WRITTEN SUBMISSION To provide input in writing, or request notice if the proposed Official Plan and/or East Fonthill Secondary Plan are adopted, please submit a letter to the Director of Planning and Development, 20 Pelham Town Square, PO Box 400, Fonthill, Ontario L0S 1E0 on or before December 9, 2011. Written submissions can also be e-mailed to clarmour@ MORE INFORMATION For more information please contact Craig Larmour, Director of Planning and Development, at 905.892.2607, ext. 316 or visit the Planning and Development Department, upper floor, Town Hall, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. A copy of the proposed Official Plan and the proposed East Fonthill Secondary Plan will be available for public review on Friday, November 18, 2011 in the Planning and Development Department and will also be available on the same day on the Town’s website Dated at the Town of Pelham the 16th day of November 2011. Craig Larmour Director of Planning and Development

CHEFS Massimo Capra and Jason Parsons liked Fonthill so much, they were back this week - signing copies of their book and enjoying local shops. The chefs were in Fonthill in October filming a segment of Capra’s new show, Gourmet Escapes. On Friday they were back to sign copies of their book, Three Chefs: The Kitchen Men, which includes Chef Michael Bonacini. Candy Ashbee, owner of Presentations, one of Fonthill’s newest gift shops, had the chefs sign a book (top). When Chris Lambert, owner of the Fonthill Candy Company, came next door for bread and cheese, the chefs took a quick break to shop at the specialty candy store (bottom). Once back at Chez Fromage, Dino Sicoli brought a pizza across the street from Mossimo’s (middle) while the staff and chefs waited for their lunch order from Zest. Sarah Murrell/Voice Photos

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Pelham soccer player one of the best in Canada BY SARAH MURRELL VOICE Staff How does it feel to be one of the best young soccer players in the country? “Awesome,” according to Madison Maurice. The Pelham teen recently traveled to Alberta with her team, the Erin Mills Mighty Eagles, to compete for the National Club Championships for U16 Girls OYSL Soccer - which they won easily. Madison’s road to national gold began in Pelham when she was just four years old. As she grew and moved up to highly competitive soccer with the Ontario Youth Soccer League she also moved to bigger clubs outside of Pelham. There was no OYSL club in Niagara at that level, explains mom Jennifer, noting it seams the higher Madison went in the league the further from Niagara she had to travel

to find a team. Playing for the Oakville team, Madison was approached by the coach of the Erin Mills Mighty Eagles and asked to play for the team. Jennifer explains at that level if the team has a “hole” where they need a player, coaches will scout for the players they need. Madison fit the defensive hole Erin Mills had, playing both centre and fullback. While the Mighty Eagles were a successful team last year, Madison said they accepted her and the handful of other new players easily and they played well as a team. To ensure his team gelled, the coach ran some teambuilding exercises as well, said Madison. The Eagles won the Ontario Cup title last year and the team set its sights high for this year - winning the gold at Nationals. “We always took it one game at a time,” said Madison, “but it was always in the back of our

minds. She explained their success built throughout the season. First the team became league champions, then went through the Ontario Cup Championships, which they won, defeating Ajax in the finals 2-0. “That brought us to nationals,” said Madison. The team defeated PEI 7-0, Newfoundland 2-1, Saskatchewan 4-0 and Alberta 2-1. They faced Newfoundland a second time in the finals for the gold medal, winning 7-0. “It was a blowout,” said Madison, smiling, adding she knew at the half-time mark the Mighty Eagles would be the champions, holding a 5-0 lead at that point. The coach, however, did not let the girls rest on their laurels in the second half, encouraging them to “go for it” and hold nothing back. The first goal is always really exciting, says Madison, explaining as

Teamwork pays dividends On Saturday Nov. 12 the Pelham Atom LL McDonald’s Predators outlasted Dunnville 11-1. Teamwork and two-way hockey highlighted the victory as the Predators were strong at both ends of the ice. Strong defensive play by rear-guards Noah Wouthuis, Sam Ugulini, Josh Morningstar, and John Higenell in front of Tristan Barnhart helped preserve the victory. The Sunday witnessed a much tighter contest as the Predators took to the ice against a very talented and energized Smithville contingent. The contest was a battle right from the opening faceoff and, at the end of one, Smithville led 2-1. The only Predator mark was netted by Robbie Harper from Evan Rollins.

Period two displayed much of the same back-and-forth action resulting in a 3-3 tie when the horn sounded to end the frame. Wrinkling the twine for the Predators were Reid Murray (from Jake Sung and Jacob Gula) and Nick Chambers (Gula and Murray). The third period settled little and the game ended in a 5-5 stalemate. Murray rounded out the scoring for the Preds with two in the third. Assists came off the tape of Chambers, Gula, Morningstar, and Ben Oussoren. When asked for comment after the game, Coach Barnhart stressed teamwork as being the single most important factor for the success of the Predators thus far this year.

a defender that first goal takes the pressure off of her. The second and third goals, she said, just kept coming, showing the other teams that Ontario was the best. “It was really exciting just to play the best teams from all of the provinces,” she said of the experience. This isn’t Madison’s first time winning a national gold medal. The young soccer player won with her U14 team two years ago. At that time, she set her sights on another national championship, and considering the nationals are only held every two years, she’s met the goal she set for herself. Next, the Grade 11 Notre Dame student is off to Disney for a showcase tournament after Christmas. Long-term, Madison wants to be involved with soccer and stay connected to the sport as long as possible. “I want to coach when

MADISON Maurice shows off her championship medal, as well as the ring she received, as part of the Erin Mills Mighty Eagles. Sarah Murrell/Voice Photo I’m older,” she says. In the meantime, she just wants to “keep getting

better” and is hoping to get a scholarship.

DJBs fall to Monkeys Jason Bray scored a game-high 37 points including 14 in the crucial fourth quarter to lead the Funky Monkeys to an 85-73 victory over Durward, Jones, Barkwell & Company. The DJBs were up 56-51 at the end of three quarters primarily due to the scoring of Eric Labonte and Darren Williams. Bray included two 3-pointers in this total. Big rookie Todd Gegieckas also had a big night by scoring 20 points. His total also included two 3-pointers. Half of the Dyson brother act, Pat, scored 15 points (with two 3-pointers); while the other half George, chose his shots carefully and scored 9 points, all on treys. Mike Christian added 4 points and Sean Racher, who played an exceptional aggressive defensive game, picked up four personal fouls.

Eric Labonte, celebrating his 38th birthday, was all over the court and scored a team-high 24 points. The GUnit (Gino Palermo) famous for his two-handed shot, scored 19 points including a wild end-of-the-game shot that became his first 3-pointer of the season. Darren Williams, who did the most running and jumping in the game hit for 17. Gnarly veteran Joe Seliske scored 5 points that included his first 3-pointer of the season (40th of his career). Carm Infantino engineered many of the DJB points with his 8 assists and scored 4 points himself. Senior citizen Ivan Willmore completed the scoring with 4 points. The Odoriferous Orang-utans are now 3-0 on the season while the Accountants fall to 1-2.

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A stifling defensive effort and strong guard play forced 27 turnovers and helped Welland record a 25-12 victory over the Pelham Panthers under10 girls basketball team Saturday. The Panthers trailed 12-8 at the half before Welland out-scored the Panthers 134 in the second half. Pelham fell to 4-5 in exhibition play with the loss.

Top performers for Pelham were: Ally Sentance with six points and five rebounds; Kaley Demont with with four points and nine rebounds; Jessica Acaster with two points; and, Jordyn Britton and Emma Melito with four rebounds; Lexia Poitras with two rebounds and two steals; Sydney Grummett and Tess Puchalski with two rebounds; Tess Capra with

a steal; Abbey McCulligh with an offensive rebound; and, Bethany Langelaan and Emma Kulik with solid defence. In earlier action, the Pelham Panthers under10 girls basketball team finished in third place in a tournament held in Rochester. Pelham opened the tournament with a 30-15 loss to Olean and a 26-

7 defeat at the hands of Blessed Sacrament before concluding round-robin play with a 18-12 victory over the host East Side team. In the third-place game, the Panthers edged East Side 24-18 to even their season’s record at 44. Top performers on the weekend were: Ally Sentance:, 21 points, 17 steals and six rebounds;

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On Saturday, Nov. 12, B’N’R Stables’ show team attended the 2011 year end awards banquet for the Dunnville Saddle Club. The show team of 11 members had a very successful season of competition in a variety of events, bringing home 66 awards in total. In addition to high point awards for each class, the following awards were won for overall high points for the 2011

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METLER - Robert Ross passed away peacefully November 25, 2011 at Welland Country General Hospital in the Wolcott Wing; three weeks short of his 83rd birthday. Robert is survived by his beloved wife Janet of 56 years. Loving father of two step-sons, Brian Hudson and Rod Hudson (Jennifer), three sons; Bruce, Andrew (Peggy) and John (Brenda) and four daughters; Katherine (Peter MacKenzie), Brenda, Alice, and Margaret. He was a greatly adored grandfather to 16 grandsons, three granddaughters, and five great-grandchildren. Robert was born and raised in Effingham before moving to his father’s farm on Metler Road with his wife where he fulfilled his dream of being a fruit farmer. He spent 36 years at the Page Hersey to support his dream. He is survived by his sister, Jean Cross and her children Brian, Marilyn, Beth and Barbie. Robert was predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Annie Metler, his brother David (1999) and his aunt Kim Powell. He spent a couple of days privately at the family home before going to rest in North Pelham Cemetery. A memorial service was held at North Pelham Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, please make a donation to North Pelham Presbyterian Church. Funeral Arangements by Lampman Funeral Home, Fenwick,

LESLIE - Robert Scott It is with great sadness the family announce the sudden passing of Robert Scott Leslie on Saturday November 26 2011 in his 56th year. Scott was predeceased by his father Robert Bruce Leslie and his brother Brian Dale Leslie. Scott is survived by his loving mother Joan Leslie-Loschnigg, step-father John Loschnigg, sisters Sandra (Derek) Thomas and Jayne (Jim) Berg. He leaves 9 nieces and nephews and family and friends. He will be greatly missed. Friends were be received at the JAMES L. PEDLAR FUNERAL HOME, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill, on Tuesday November 29 from 7-9 pm. The complete funeral service was conducted in the chapel on Wednesday November 30 at 10:00 am, Pastor Martin Misener officiated. Cremation followed. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be forwarded through www.


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REMEMBERING Yungblut- Gail In loving memory of a cherished daughter, loving sister, sister-in-law and aunt, who was tragically killed November 27, 1999.

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MACLEOD Dolores Joyce, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Saturday November 26 2011 at Albright Manor in Beamsville. Dolores MacLeod of Fonthill in her 83rd year. Beloved mother of Malcolm and his wife Joanne of Oakville and loving grandmother to Courtney and her husband Chuck Mahon and Tiffany and her fiance Kenny Oliver. Dear sister of Conrad Robson and his wife Ellen of Welland and lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Friends will be received by the family from 2-3 pm Wednesday November 30th at the JAMES L. PEDLAR FUNERAL HOME,1292 Pelham Street Fonthill, where the complete funeral service will be conducted in the chapel at 3:00 pm with Pastor Guy Sinclair of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences may be forwarded through

Wheat straw for sale. small bales. Call 905-788-2956 or 905-892-1303

We who loved you, sadly miss you. As it dawns another year, In our lonely hours of thinking, Thoughts of you are ever near. We love you Gail, and miss you more than ever.

Mom, Blair, Willie, Lindsay and Chris

No one will ever take your place in our hearts.

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VOICE of Pelham advertising consultant Warren Mason and Sue Teleki of Account-Ability Professional were two of more than a dozen Pelham Business Association members who met at Star Tile on Thursday morning at 6 a.m. to help decorate the town, under the leadership of Gayle Baltjes-Chataway of Star Tile, with wreaths made of local spruce and Blue Spruce boughs with bows donated by J&J Floral Expressions Inc. /Special to the Voice


MCMANNS Water Supply began delivering water in town recently, with a ribbon cutting at the Town of Pelham’s water supply depot. Helping get the water flowing are Ryan McMann, owner Scott McMann, Mayor Dave Augustyn and Denise Muir of B&B Bookkeeping. /Special to the Voice


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR ONGOING •November 23 to December 10 - Silent Auction at the Royal Canadian Legion in Fonthill - snacks & refreshments from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Lots of nice gift ideas. •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 905-688-4358 •Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Kids Club: AWANA, Ridgeville Bible Chapel 905-734-3640 • Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. St. Ann’s Parish Bingo, 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 905892-1621 • Fridays at 7:30 p.m. - Euchre at North Pelham Youth Hall, 1718 Maple St. $3 admission. Call Rose for info: 905-892-3408. Friday, December 2 • 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday Lunches at the Legion: GLAZED HONEY BAKED HAM with scalloped potatoes and flavoured beans, dessert, coffee, tea - $9 includes tax - take out available • 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. - Santa’s Visit at the Pelham Library with music, a story and lots of HO! HO! HO! Free with a food donation to Pelham Cares. Please register ahead. • 7:30 p.m. Wassail Party presented by Fenwick United Church, 1050 Church Street in the church hall featuring ‘Sweet Harmony’, readings and carols. Come join us for a beautiful

evening of song and food to start the Advent Season. 7:30 p.m. Fenwick Volunteer Firefighters’ Association Annual Turkey Raffle. 100 turkeys must go. Food and refreshments available. Pelham Station #2, 766 Welland Road, Fenwick. Saturday, December 3 • 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Christmas Tea & Bazaar at Glad Tidings Church of God, 1 Pancake Lane, Fonthill. • 7:30 p.m. Choralis Camerata presents Handel’s Messiah at First Grantham United Church, 415 Linwell Rd., St. Catharines. Tickets: 905-6469255 or 905-354-4348 • 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - St. Alexander Catholic Women’s League Bake Sale and Christmas basket raffle. St. Alexander Church, 50 Pelham Town Square. Come enjoy a coffee and a muffin! • 8 p.m. Fonthill Lions Pub Night and Draw for presale turkey tickets. Fonthill Lions Hall. Pizza and wings

available. Sunday, December 4 • 8:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - St. Alexander Catholic Women’s League Bake Sale and Christmas basket raffle. St. Alexander Church, 50 Pelham Town Square. Come enjoy a coffee and a muffin! • 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pet Pics with Santa at the Welland & District Humane Society Please call the shelter for your appointment 905-7351552. • 2:30 p.m. Robert Wood Singers present, “Cooking up Christmas”. Centennial Secondary School, Thorold Rd., Welland. Adults: $12, Child<12 $8. Tickets available at Log Cabin, Fonthill. • 3:00 p.m. The Treblaires present “Tis the Season to be Freezin’” at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 1557 Pelham St., Fonthill. Reception to follow. Adults: $10, Children< 12: $5. Tickets at the door or call church office: 905-8926011 • 7:30 p.m. Choralis Camerata

presents Handel’s Messiah at St. Alexander Roman Catholic Church, 50 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill. Tickets: 905-646-9255 or 905-354-4348 Tuesday, December 6 • 7 to 9pm WIN Widows Information Network in the cafe at Faith Tabernacle. All widows are invited to spend a relaxing evening doing a simple craft led by Ruth Pallek. Dessert, tea and coffee provided. No charge. Wednesday, December 7 • 7 pm Niagara Bead Society meeting, Central Library, downtown St. Catharines, in the Bankers Room. Members only. Friday, December 9 • 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday Lunches at the Legion: HOMESTYLE CLASSIC MEATLOAF with mashed potatoes and hot beef gravy, dessert, coffee, tea - $9 includes tax - take out available • 7:30 p.m. Greg Holmes, Jazz Artist of the Year, 2010 Niagara Music Awards, Cafe on Main. No cover.

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