The Voice of Pelham November 4 2015

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




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    During World War I, the Germans had a saying The British fight for glo-ry, the Canadians for sou-venirs. The Canadian soldiers had a reputation for collecting all types of guns, mortars and even the buttons off of German soldiers uniforms and anything else they could carry away from the bat-tlefield.

    NRPS- The Niagara Re-gional Police Service is reminding parents to inspect their childrens Halloween candy, after issuing a media release warning parents about the discovery of what ap-peared to be a razor blade located within a candy bar received from trick or treating in the area of Thorold. Further to this discovery, On Novem-ber 2, 2015 the Niagara Regional Police Service also attended a residence in Niagara Falls for an-other report of a metal

    RazoR Blades Found in niagaRa Halloween Candy

    The Welland Librarys Art on the Wall project will fea-ture Fonthill artist Toye Chapin from this week into the new year.

    Fonthill artist Featured in art on the wall displayby zaCH JunKin The VOICE

    Battlefield Trophy HuntersPoliCe waRn againsT TaX ReFund sCaMThe Niagara Regional Police are reminding Niagara residents of an on-going scam being perpetrated under the guise of a tax refund. Scammers claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency tell victims that they are entitled to a tax refund, and then have them fill out a form that divulges personal and financial information. Page 3

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    blade found within an OHenry Bar.

    During this most recent incident it was reported that on October 31st, 2015 a child resident of Niagara Falls went trick or treating in the North end of St. Catharines with friends. Upon returning home the child began to consume an OHenry bar, bit down and discovered metal. Upon removing the bar from their mouth a metal razor blade was observed within the choc-olate bar.

    PanTHeRs TaKe CanuCKs To2nd oTLast Friday nights edge-of-the-seat GOJHL Junior B hockey game between the Pelham Panthers and Niagara Falls Canucks needed five periods to finish the fan-approved play.Page 10


    Toye Chapin and some of her art on display at the Welland Library. Photo credit: Luke Carriere


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    Begun in 2007, the Art on the Wall project has featured more than fifty artists since its inception, and has become an impor-tant exhibition space for the community. Everybody that goes through city hall and the back door sees the displays, said Carol Kitchen. Its been quite well attended and people are interested.

    As a talented local artist, Toye was a logical choice for the Art Wall. I have

    been doing a number of displays in the area, said the frequent Pelham Art Fes-tival Vendor. Some people in the com-munity have come to know me and so I decided to do an exhibition here early this year.

    Toye, who started painting in 2006, not-ed the importance of local support for local artists. Local artists often gain in-spiration from local sources, she said.


    We have very beautiful scenery all around Pelham and other nearby places; local artists go out and bring back that natural beauty and put it on display.

    This will be Toyes final exhibit for 2015 and 2016. She plans to take some time to explore different subject matter and mediums, incorporating Thai heritage into the Canadian environment. She hopes to be back on display in 2017 with some new ideas and new pieces.

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    Fonthill Artist Featured in Art on the Wall Display

    Toye Chapin and some of her art on display at the Welland Library. Photo credit: Luke Carriere

    There were no injuries as a result of this inci-dent however parents are again reminded to re-main vigilant in examin-ing their childrens candy and for any tampering to the packaging prior to consumption.

    Members of the Ni-agara Regional Police Service continue to in-vestigate these criminal acts and anyone with in-formation is requested to contact police.

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    Razor Blades Found in Niagara Halloween Candy






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    and Substance Act search warrant was executed on the residence. As a result of the execution of the warrant police seized approximately $650.00 in suspected cocaine and marihuana and $3,125.00 in Canadian currency, along with various items associated with the sale

    of drugs. 3 Welland residents and 1 Toronto man were charged with 2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Traf- cking, and Possession of Proceeds of Property Ob-tained by Crime Under $5,000.00.

    The Niagara Regional Police are reminding Niagara residents of an on-going scam being perpetrated under the guise of a tax refund. Scammers claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency tell victims that they are entitled to a tax refund, and then have them ll out a form that divulges personal and nancial information.

    The scams can occur through telephone calls, mail, or email. Some of the scams ask for per-sonal information directly, while others re-di-rect victims to a fake website that asks them to verify their identity by entering personal information. The CRA does NOT request per-sonal information from citizens by email, nor do they ever request information pertaining to health cards, drivers licenses, or passports.Residents need to be especially aware of scams where they are asked for information such as a Social Insurance Number, or a credit card, bank account, or passport number. When in doubt, ask yourself the following questions: Am I expecting money from the CRA? Does this sound too good to be true? Is the requester asking for information I would not include in my tax return?For more information about security oftaxpayer information and other examplesof fraudulent communications, go



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    In Charles Dickenss David Copperfield there is a business run by two men, Mr. Spenlow and Mr. Jorkins. At work, Jorkins spends his time hidden away in his office, while Spenlow deals with customers and employees. Whenever Spenlow is forced to say no, or to make an uncomfortable decision, he blames it on the hard, uncompromising character of Jorkins, whom people have come to fear after a lifetime of such policy.

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    In reality, Jorkins is not actually a tyrant, but really a mild man who does not like to get too involved with the business. Spenlow has built him up as a scapegoat to avoid taking the blame for unpleasant decisions.Will the towns relationship with the newly hired community centre Construction Manager take on a similar pallor in the face of recent spending caps imposed by council? Tasked with finding efficiencies and reducing the projects cost by $24 million, Ball Construction will be saying the word no to a lot of upset people: No to a twin pad, no to a large theater space. Its going to get ugly.When this ugliness unspools, council will be able to give a

    shrug and a grimace and say to residents hey, we wanted those things as much as you did! But, well, our Construction Manager would never allow it. It wont deflect all the blame, but it will help to soften the blow.Of course, dont feel bad for Ball Construction. Theyll be handsomely compensated for their whipping boy status, to the tune of $1 million. Not too shabby (thats $2 million of the $30 million devoted to the architect and Construction Manager for those keeping track).Residents who follow the potential community centre planning process need to remember to maintain perspective if some pet project finds itself on the chopping block. While its easy to blame the Jorkins of the world, dont run after this scapegoat; its important to continue to hold the real decision makers accountable.


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    expensive, is often used as a means to intimidate or punish opponents and discourage others from speaking out.I am pleased to see our government play a leading role in ending litigation that stifles free speech, said Attorney General Madeleine Meilleur. This law embodies the values of justice, fairness and equalityall hallmarks of our great nationby allowing citizens to speak out on public issues without fear of retribution. The new act, which will become law in Ontario upon Royal Assent, contains a number of elements that will reduce the risk of citizens being threatened with legal action when speaking out on matters of public interest. These include a new fast-track review process that will allow the courts to quickly identify and deal with strategic lawsuits, new protections for individuals from defamation lawsuits when their concerns are reported to the public through a third partysuch as a blogger or a reporter, and faster and less expensive procedures at boards and tribunals that will allow parties to make written submissions about legal costs instead of making submissions in person.Improving access to justice supports the provinces strategy to build Better Justice Together, a commitment to make the justice system simpler, faster and less expensive for all Ontarians.

    Tropical storm Patricias landfall weather off dis-tant Mexico made for busy local cabbies Wednesday last, here in Welland and Pelham. Attempts to book a ride from a Fonthill eatery to Niagara College came to naught as taxi stand switchboards lit up all day through and frank dispatchers acknowledged no one would even come out. And who could blame a driver with business aplenty from radio and flags?

    Cost was not the issue and no life was at stake but an appointment was missed. And now delay and hassle. Poor planning or not, who serves these kinds of al a carte transportation needs for Pelham? A terrific new bus/shuttle service being offered by levels of govern-ment and participated in by the Town of Pelham does go quite some way towards bridging the transportation accessibility gap that hobbles rural life. But there will always be need for highly tailored personal shuttle ser-vices and what are the options? Certainly the Welland cab companies exist to serve Welland, not Pelham.Does the town of Pelham have the market for its very

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    In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below.

    We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,Loved and were loved, and now we lieIn Flanders fields.

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    Bed Handles Inc. Recalls Adult Portable Bed Handles After Deaths Reported

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    Affected productsPortable bed handles that lack safety retention straps. Recalled models include the Original Bedside Assistant(BA10W), the Travel Handles (BA11W) which is sold as a set of two bed handles, and the Adjustable Bedside Assistant (AJ1) sold between January 1994 and December 2007.

    Product descriptionThis recall involves the Original Bedside Assistant (BA10W), the Travel Handles (BA11W) which is sold as a set of two bed handles, and the Adjustable Bedside Assistant (AJ1). The bed handles are intended to assist adults with getting in and out of bed by giving them a bar to grip. Bed Handles Inc. and the model number are printed on a white label on the bed handles.

    Hazard identifiedWhen attached to an adults bed without the use of safety retention straps, the handle can shift out of place, creating a dangerous gap between the bed handle and the side of the mattress. This poses a serious risk of entrapment, strangulation and death.Neither Bed Handles Inc. nor Health Canada has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these products in Canada. There have been 4 deaths reported in the United States.

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    On October 28th Ontario passed the Protection of Public Participation Act which protects freedom of speech on matters of public interest.

    The Act will allow the public to participate more freely in public discussions without fear of retribution by giving them a better way to defend themselves against strategic lawsuits, commonly known as SLAPPs (Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation). The threat of a strategic lawsuit, which can be lengthy and expensive, is often used as a means to intimidate or punish opponents and discourage others from speaking out.

    Ontario StrengthensFreedom of Speech

    I am pleased to see our government play a leading role in ending litigation that stifles free speech, said Attorney General Madeleine Meilleur. This law em-bodies the values of justice, fairness and equalityall hallmarks of our great nationby allowing citizens to speak out on public issues without fear of retribu-tion.

    The new act, which will become law in Ontario upon Royal Assent, contains a number of elements that will reduce the risk of citizens being threatened with legal action when speaking out on matters of public inter-est. These include a new fast-track review process

    that will allow the courts to quickly identify and deal with strategic lawsuits, new protections for individu-als from defamation lawsuits when their concerns are reported to the public through a third partysuch as a blogger or a reporter, and faster and less expensive procedures at boards and tribunals that will allow parties to make written submissions about legal costs instead of making submissions in person.Improving access to justice supports the provinces strategy to build Better Justice Together, a commit-ment to make the justice system simpler, faster and less expensive for all Ontarians.

    MP Dean Allison (left) and Mayor Dave Augsutyn (right), pose with a number of this years Peer Award winners at Lookout Point Country Club.The 2015 recipients were : Barb Matthie, Fonthill & District Kinette Club; Anne Durst, Pelham Farmers Market; Maria McMillan, Pelham Historical Society; Brian Iggulden, Fonthill & District Kinsmen Club; Enid Gatcke, Fonthill Lioness Club; John Mills, Fonthill Lions Club; Marisa Battista, Mayors Youth Advisory Council; Cora Ann MacKinnon, Niagara Centre Skating Club; Bill Gibson, Pelham Active Transportation Committee; John Swart, Pelham Art Festival; Sue Kicul, Pelham Cares; Gail Hilyer, Pelham Seniors Advisory Committee; Stuart MacPherson, Pelham Soccer Club; Robert Eamer, Rotary Club of Fonthill; Claire Rochette, Royal Canadian Legion, Ladies Auxiliary, and Jake Dilts, Royal Canadian Legion.

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    When you volunteer, you make a conscience choice and, I believe, carry out a sacred act of giving of yourself.This goes for the many coaches and conveners of the various sports in Pelham and for members of the Towns outstanding Service Clubs. Its the same with the special-ly appointed members of Town Committees like those that volunteer on the Library Board, the Active Transportation Committee, the Beautification Committee, and the Mayors Youth Advisory Council.Its a similar commitment from those involved in community based endeavours like the Farmers Market Committee, the Bandshell Committee, the Pelham Art Festival committee, the Pelham Horticultural Society, the Suppermarket Committee, and the hundreds of other volunteers in our community.Thats why hosting the Towns Annual Volunteer & Community Corporate Rec-ognition Ceremony like Council and I did last Wednesday is one of our favou-rite events! Its when we recognize the dedication and hard work of hundreds of Pelhams volunteers.We presented the Peer Award as a special way of recognizing outstanding indi-viduals. Each community-based group or organization in Pelham nominated one of the most exemplary volunteers from among their group of exceptional volunteers.We offered our deep appreciation and congratulations to each of the Peer Award re-cipients: Barb Matthie, Fonthill & District Kinette Club; Anne Durst, Pelham Farm-ers Market; Maria McMillan, Pelham Historical Society; Brian Iggulden, Fonthill & District Kinsmen Club; Enid Gatcke, Fonthill Lioness Club; John Mills, Fonthill Lions Club; Marisa Battista, Mayors Youth Advisory Council; Cora Ann MacKin-non, Niagara Centre Skating Club; Bill Gibson, Pelham Active Transportation Com-mittee; John Swart, Pelham Art Festival; Sue Kicul, Pelham Cares; Gail Hilyer, Pel-ham Seniors Advisory Committee; Stuart MacPherson, Pelham Soccer Club; Robert

    All Pelham VolunteersAre Precious!Mayor Dave Augustyns Column for the week of 2 November 2015

    Sometimes in our fast-paced society, we neglect to honour and thank those that do something special. And, yet, those who volunteer in our community make a conscious choice to give of their time and talents to improve our community.

    Eamer, Rotary Club of Fonthill; Claire Rochette, Royal Canadian Legion, Ladies Aux.; Jake Dilts, Royal Canadian Legion.We also honoured our Corporate Citizens those businesses that give money, resources, prod-uct to all facets of our community. We especial-ly honoured the Fonthill Sobeys with a Corporate Peer Award for their gen-erosity to so many chari-ties and commitment to improving our Town.I offer deep thanks to each of the Towns volunteers and corporate citizens for giving of themselves to help other people and to make Pelham a vibrant, creative and caring com-munity for all.

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    By Bernie Law and Steven Law

    The Trench Mortar and Cenotaph in Ridgeville.

    Many of these souvenirs were captured during daring night time trench raids on the German front lines. The Canadians would sneak across no mans land under the cover of darkness to gather intelligence and disrupt the German positions in advance of Canadian attacks to follow shortly thereafter. These captured weapons were then rendered inoperable by the Canadians in case they fell back into German possession. Evidence of this Canadian trophy hunting military culture was put on display at Cenotaphs across Canada in the years following World War I, including captured German light field howitzers, field guns, heavy machine guns, trench mortars and even a few naval guns. Pelham is home to one of less than 50 such captured German weapons left in Canada. The old Pelham Town Hall in Ridgeville has had an inopera-ble German trench mortar or Minenwerfer adjacent to the Cenotaph located there since its installation in 1921. This Minenwerfer was once capable of firing a 75.8-mm diameter, 4.6-kg shell at a rate of 6 rounds per minute within a range of 300 to 1,300 metres. Over the years, this historical artifact has been weathered and suffered deterioration due to its outdoor location, which is unprotected from the elements, as shown in this recent photograph. However, due to local interest to preserve this artifact as representative of our nations military history, a project has commenced that will restore this item back to its original condition for future generations. This restora-tion program will be conducted in accordance with the Conservation Guidelines published by Veterans Affairs Canada regarding the resto-ration of Cenotaphs.



    Remembrance Day CeremoniesSunday November 8, 2015

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    Battlefield Trophy Hunters

    As the years pass and our Veterans from the World Wars of the early 20th century pass on into glory, it is left to us to re-member their great sacri-fice, tell their stories and preserve their memory. Those who do not learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them. Lest we forget.

    Note: The authors are both proud Associate Members of The Royal Canadian Le-gion, Branch 613 in Font-hill, Ontario and dedicate this article to the memory of their forefathers who served in the Canadian Army dur-ing World War I and who brought back their own sou-venirs with them and told us their stories.

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    In September 613 Lincoln and Welland Regiment Army Cadets received the Lord Strathcona award for being the top cadet corps in Western Ontario. Sgt Cody Arpin, the Area Cadet Advisor for Army Cadet Units in Western Ontario, attended Branch 613 Royal Canadian Legion, to present the award to Capt Lynn Giovenazzo, the Commanding Officer of the cadet unit.

    613 Lincoln and Welland Regiment Army Cadets take it to the next level

    Branch 613 LINCOLN AND WELLAND REGIMENT ARMY CADETS recently won the the Colonel Maddox trophy, signifying them as the very best small Cadet Corps in all of Ontario.

    The cadets from 613 were very proud to receive the award for the 4th time in the last 5 year s. Ontario is broken down into 4 areas, each area picks a top small and large cadet unit from within the area to receive the award. Western Ontario consists of 35 small army cadet units, located between Windsor and Fort Erie. 613 are considered a small cadet corps, parading under 50 cadets weekly. The Lord Strathcona award is presented yearly to the top cadet unit in the Western Ontario area for their successes during the past training year. 613 Army Cadets showed proficiency in Cadet Retention and attendance, participation in local and regional training activities and competitions. Their community involvement was also a definite factor in the winning of this award. From the 4 small cadet units chosen in each area of Ontario to receive the Lord Strathcona award, one cadet unit in all of Ontario is chosen for the Colonel Maddox trophy, signifying them as the very best small Cadet Corps in all of Ontario. This year 613 was honored to have the President of the Army Cadet League of Ontario, Mr. Dan Mathews, attend the cadet corps on Oct 21st to present the unit with the Maddox trophy and a cheque for $500.00, this is the 2nd year in a row and 3 out of the last 4 years that 613 has been chosen as number 1 in all of Ontario.

    45 Cadets stood proudly at attention, in front of their parents, represen-tatives of Branch 613 Royal Canadian Legion, the Lincoln and Welland Regiment, Mayor Dave Augustyn and the Army Cadet League of Ontario while Mr. Mathews pre-sented Capt Carrie Sha-nessy, the cadet corpss Deputy Commanding Officer, with the award.




    Refreshments in Branch Lounge

    Remembrance Day CeremoniesWednesday November 11, 2015

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    Panthers take Canucks to 2 OTLast Friday nights edge-of-the-seat GOJHL Junior B hockey game between the Pelham Panthers and Niagara Falls Canucks needed five periods to finish the fan-approved play.

    Pelham took the lead in the first period with a goal by Alexan-der Hester, assisted by Cameron DeFazio and Synee Coonishish (18:39), and held the lead through to the latter half of the second period when Niagara Falls rallied to score the equalizer (Frank Pucci from Scott Grieve and Matthew Marsden, 12:44).

    As has come to be expected, the Panthers penalty kill was im-peccable, not allowing the Canucks any goals on several power

    In Cross Country you run as individuals but can be representing a team with 4 or more runners. Crossley thrives on teams! To advance to OFSAA, a team had to finish in the top 2, or in the top 5 as an individual outside of those teams. The Crossley Cross Coun-try Team ran exceptionally at SOSSA this year. All 6 teams are going to be represented at OFSAA this com-ing Saturday November 7th in Collingwood as either an individual or a team. The senior boys team placed 5th but have Ryan Kort moving on as an individual. The senior girls team placed 3rd but have Megan Norton moving on, while the midget boys placed 4th by only 6 points and have Derian Free moving on.

    Crossley Juniors Shine at SOSSAby CROSSLEY STAFF

    E.L Crossleys SOSSA competitors.

    The midget girls team placed 4th but Kate Knafelc (who won her race) will represent her team at OFSSA. The Junior Teams each are advancing as Junior Girls Kaelen Partridge, Cate Gualtieri, Jessie Fen-nell, Julia Labricciosa, Valerie Belanger and Caleigh McColl won gold, while Junior Boys Brock Deba, who won the race, Charlie deVries, Fraser Darling, Neil Kennedy, Alex

    Barnes and Davis Shepherd took second place. Both groups will be representing Crossley at OFSAA. Coaches Mr. Edwards and Mrs. Mergl are very proud of the athletes who ran all year and with the fantastic results by all teams.

    play opportunities. This helped end the regular play in a 1-1 tie and carry the game into overtime. This was the third over-time game for Pelham so far this season.

    One period of intense 4 on 4 action wasnt enough to decide the game, and it needed a second 3 on 3 overtime period before Niagara Falls were able to use their more famil-iar and larger home ice surface to break through Pelhams defense and score (Taggart Ledyard), ending the game in their favour.

    Pelhams goalkeeper Ste-phen Will Harvey put in a stellar performance, allowing just 2 goals on 56 shots, and was justly rewarded with second star of the game. Mat-thew Marsden (NF) and Frank Pucci (NF) were the games other two stars.

    The Pelham Panthers are all fired up about host-ing the Thorold Black-hawks this Friday at Pel-ham Arena. Puck drop is at 7:30pm for what is certain to be an exciting game between these two adversaries. This will be a Fired-Up Friday game, where all students and minor hockey players can get in for just a Toonie! A large and loud home town crowd will cer-tainly help the Panthers and their fans come away with the W and a good deal of home town pride. See you there!

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    In1863,DEverardoreplacedtheoriginalbuilding.Heconstructedauniquelydesignedfireproofstructureatapersonalcostofmorethan$5,000.00.Theinteriorofthenewbuildingfeaturedathickbrickarch,linedwithcopperandcappedwithapitchedrooftoprotectthemasonry fromtheweather. In theeventofafire, thewoodenroofwouldburnoff,buttherestofthebuild-ingwouldremain intact. Thevaultwhichcontainedproperty,birth,deathandmarriagerecordswaspro-tectedby2heavysteeldoors.Thebrickandcopperarchandheavymetaldoorsstillexist today, hiddenwithin thewalls of the building.Theoriginalcastironfireplacefrontfromthefireplacethat heated the back of the Registry Office, was re-movedandrelocatedto9ElizabethDriveinFonthill.Thisfireplacefront,whichisstampedSt.Johns,1832wasmanufacturedbyTheSt.JohnsIronworks,alonggoneindustryofthecommunityofSt.Johns.

    TheRegistryOfficeservednotonlyPelham,butalsoWelland County. In 1856, with the inauguration ofWellandCounty,WellandCouncilbegandiscussionstomovetheofficefromFonthilltoWelland.Thisdidnottakeplaceuntil1872.RecordsindicatethatDEverardo

    The Registry Office, 4th in the series Pelham, Pieces From Our Past, is a joint effort created by Carolyn Botari, and Gary and Rosemary Chambers, all members of The Pelham Historical Society.

    Information is gathered from articles in the Pelham Historical Calendar Collection, books and newspaper articles on file in the Pelham Library, as well as verbal accounts from family and friends.

    They are always looking for interesting sto-ries and old photographs showing Pelham as it used to be, and can be reached at

    Pelham, pieces from our past

    mayhavecontinuedtousetheFonthillbuildingasalegalandinsuranceoffice.Beforehisdeathin1891,hesoldthebuildingtoMosesLounsbury,apianodealer.TheRegistryOffice stoodvacant formanyyears be-fore Herbert Minor purchased the building in 1918andopenedthefirstgeneralgaragebusinessinFont-hill, known asMinors Garage. Thiswas a bold en-trepreneurialmoveonthepartofMr.Minorastherewereonly4carsinthevillagetoserviceatthattime.In1942whentheFonthillflagstaffandfirealarmbell,oncelocatedattheintersectionofHwy.20andPelhamRoadwereknockeddown,theMinorfamily,whowereinvolved in the Fonthill Volunteer Fire Department,agreedtohave thefirealarmcall switchrelocated tothegarage.ThealarmbellwasplacedontheoldMu-nicipal building across the street andWilfordMinorandLeoGilestookturnsstayingatthegarageduringtheweekendsmanningthealarmswitch.TheoldReg-istry building remained a garage for 66 years beforethegaspumpswerefinallyturnedoffin1984.

    The remains of the first RegistryOffice for Pelham/WellandCountyishiddeninthenorthendofarowofmodernshopsonPelhamStreetinFonthill.Theunique

    The history of the Pelham Registry Office begins with a building constructed in 1834. This first structure, located near 1450 Pelham Street, was Dexter DEverardos Education Office for the Niagara District. When Dexter DEverardo was elected Provincial County Clerk in 1851, he set up a Registry Office in the same building. DEverardo wanted the Registry Office to be located in Fonthill as it would insure town growth and prestige. As Registrar, this may have also given him firsthand knowledge of property that might become available for town expansion that he was continually promoting.

    structuralfeaturesthatstillremaininthebuildinglendthemselvestoapossibleHeritageDesignation.SpecialthankstoSteveMinor,great-grandsonofHer-bertMinorforsharingmuchofthisinformation.Next time,we take a trip toFenwick touncover thehiddengardensoftheHaneyhouse.

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    Ontario is proposing an expanded spring bear hunting pilot program to gather further information to assess concerns voiced by northern communities about human-bear conflicts, and to support economic growth and tourism in northern Ontario.

    Ontario ProposesExpanding SpringBear Hunt

    Ontario has about 105,000 black bears living in the province. Currently across Canada, each province and territory with black bears has a spring and fall bear hunt except Nova Scotia and Ontario, which only have fall hunts. For 2014 and 2015, Ontario held a two-year bear management pilot program in eight wildlife management units, all of which reported high levels of nuisance bear activities. The hunt was open to Ontario residents from May 1 to June 15. Communities in and around these units include Timmins, Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie and North Bay.Managing the bear population responsibly through an expanded pilot program would allow us to gather further information to assess the impacts of an early black bear season on concerns voiced by northern

    communities about human-bear conflicts, and to support economic growth and tourism in northern Ontario, said Bill Mauro of the MNR.The proposed spring bear hunt pilot expansion, now available for public comment on Ontarios Environmental Registry, would include: Extending the pilot by an additional five years; all 88 wildlife management units that currently have a fall bear hunt; and non-resident hunters.

    Under the expanded pilot proposal, it would still be illegal to hunt bear cubs and females with cubs. Anyone convicted of this offence could face a fine of up to $25,000 and up to one year imprisonment. In most cases, each licensed hunter would only be allowed to hunt one bear in each calendar year. Baiting of bears during all bear hunting seasons would be regulated to help address possible public safety concerns.

    By Kim ingliS

    A study by BMO Global Asset Management found that one quarter of already-retired Canadians are surprised to find their savings are not as sufficient as they thought. A key factor is that people are liv-ing longer. Statistics Canada says the average Cana-dian male will live 84 years and females 87 years, with an increasing number of us reaching 100.But longevity is not the only danger to sufficient retirement income. Many Canadians have simply not been planning adequately to provide for a comfortable retirement. A poll done by RBC found that although 61% of Canadians worry about run-ning out of money in retirement, only 39% had put any money into retirement savings and 30% hadnt even started.Sun Life Financial statistics show that Canadians who expect to work well past age 65 now out-number those expecting a normal retirement. The somber truth is that 60% expect to work full or part-time after retiring.Working longer is one way to address longevity, as are choices like saving more or having a reduced standard of living. Whatever a person chooses, it all begins with planning that reflects factors like inflation, asset allocation, withdrawal rates, and health care costs.One cannot ignore the erosive effect of inflation. PIMCO Investments reports that inflation of just 3% during the course of one decade can erode purchasing power by as much as 25%. Spanning several decades, the impact is dramatic.Portfolios can be too conservatively positioned for extended periods. Market movements in the last few years have caused an allocation shift towards heavier cash weightings but with low interest rates and a Bank of Canada inflation target of 2% those portfolios are hard-pressed to keep up. Withdrawal rates require attention. According to Fidelity Investments, annual inflation-adjusted withdrawal rates exceeding 4-5% of the original value of the portfolio raise the risk of outliving ones investments.Expanding health care costs are a major consid-eration. Aging can bring chronic and complex health issues. Some are not curable, instead requir-ing continuous care that can very quickly deplete retirement assets. A favorable retirement outcome requires analysis that determines financial priorities and compares income needs against discretionary goals. Cash flow models should account for such factors as lump sum cash needs for special events, future inflation, and debt reduction.

    That analysis should be followed by a comprehen-sive financial plan with a retirement income strat-egy reflecting income sources, retirement expenses, cash flow needs, tax considerations, estate goals, and funding gaps as well as a strategy for required withdrawals of registered accounts and locked-in assets.Good retirement income plans will also make use of guaranteed income sources that guard against volatile markets and inflation erosion. These include government benefits, available pension income, annuities, and insurance.It is clear that an increasing focus of government fiscal policy suggests Canadians will be expected to rely less on government and take more responsibil-ity for their financial futures. Start your planning now.Kim Inglis, CIM, PFP, FCSI, AIFP is an Investment Advisor & Portfolio Manager with Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management, a division of Canac-cord Genuity Corp., Member Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

    The importance of Retirement income Planning

    Pelham Fire Services was recently called by a concerned parent, who had found his child Johnny* playing with matches, and asked if there was anything that we could do to help? We get calls about juvenile firesetting a few times a year, and when we do, we enroll the child in Tapp-C (Arson Prevention Program).

    Pelham Fire Services november 2015 message

    What is Tapp-C?

    Every child who is referred to the Tapp-C program, along with his or her family, will receive a home safety check and fire safety education from Pelham Fire Services, as well as a risk assessment and intervention through Pathstone. The information can come to us from the caregivers, responding firefighters, or another source such as the school or the police. Notifying the Fire Department is the right thing to do no matter how minute the incident may seem. Firesetting behavior can escalate into progressively bigger incidents with possibly disastrous consequences. Minor incidents can get out of hand quickly one match can burn a house down.

    Johnnys house was checked for working smoke alarms and an escape plan, and his parents were advised to lock up all matches and lighters. Johnny also received some educational sessions at the fire hall. Through counseling offered by Pathstone, Johnny is better able to cope and the risk of recidivism is minimal. In practically all Tapp-C cases, we see that firesetting behavior is an indication that the child is trying to deal with serious issues in his or her life. Through Tapp-C, the child can get the help he or she so desperately needs. Please do not hesitate to get help to them. If you know of any child who may benefit from Tapp-C, please contact the Pelham Fire Prevention Officer at or 905-892-2607 ext. 202.

    (*not his real name)

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  • Passed away in his sleep at home on October 29, 2015, in his 101st year. Predeceased by his wife Irene (2006) and daughter Dorothy (2015). Beloved father of Charlene (Andy) Cooper, Colleen, and Ross (Lynn). Ivor will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Brian (Jen) Cooper, Christine (Brewster) Williams, Corinna Gordon, Dan (Katrina) Robinson, Michelle (Bryan) Clance and Heather (Sagar) Autkar,and also by 9 great grandchildren. Ivor was a World War II Veteran and a long time fruit and vegetable farmer. He was also an active member of Pelham Community Church having served as an Usher and took pride in keeping up the Church grounds. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Saturday November 28th, at the Pelham Community Church from 4-8 P.M. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Church on Sunday November 29th at 2:00 P.M. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Oliverio and C.C.A.C. for all their help in allowing Ivor to remain at home in his final days. Donations to Pelham Community Church Building Fund would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the LAMPMAN FUNERAL HOME, 724 Canboro Road,


    SPAN (Single Person Association of Niagara) is a social club since 1982 for mature singles who meet and mingle at Iggys Pub,115 Hwy 20, Fonthill, every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Offers members a monthly calendar of social activities. Further information, call Lynie @905-788-0359 TF

    A Cappella Niagara Mens Chorus Invites singers to join in the fun at the Welland Community Wellness Centre, 145 Lincoln St. on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM. For info call Bob 905-892-2336 or Kerry 289-820-6584. TF

    Pelham Community Church 461 Canboro Rd., Fenwick Wednesday Worship & Communion Service First & Third Wednesday of every month @ 2:00 p.m. TF Niagaras Most Haunted: Legends and Myths is a new book and TV series which explores things that go bump in the night. Whether it be bed/breakfasts, ships/boats, trains, tunnels, museums/mansions, highways, forts, cemeteries, waterfalls, it is not only the ghost stories that haunt, but the intrigue of their histories held in the Canadian annals. Are you ready for a journey as we bring to light the unmentionables and the hauntings that are known of in Niagara? Wed., Oct. 28 at 7:00. $2. Please register 905-892-6443.

    Jump N Jive Tuesday Share stories, sing songs , and meet some new puppet playmates! This program will be designed to incorporate all ages from babies to preschoolers. A craft will be provided at the end for any participants able to craft. Pelham Public Library. 905-892-6443.

    Weekly Euchre every Friday evening, 7:30 pm 10:00 pm, North Pelham Youth Hall, 1718 Maple Street, Fenwick (Just north of Tice Road); $3./person, prizes awarded. TFCherry Merry Neil Diamond Christmas coming to the Fonthill Legion - Will Chalmers and the Solitary Man band will be performing on Friday November

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    PELHAM LIBRARYS COMPUTER CLINICOne-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. Includes use of laptop or BYOG (bring your own gadget). Saturdays 12:30 3:30. Register and pay ahead in person. $5.00 per 1/2 hour. Visit or call 905-892-6443 for more details.

    FONTHILL BANDSHELL PRESENTS DE TEMPS ANTANSince 2003, ric Beaudry, Andr Brunet and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have been exploring and performing time-honoured melodies from the stomp-ing grounds of Quebecs musical past. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of other instruments, our three virtuosos blend boundless energy with the unmistakable joie de vivre found only in traditional Quebec music. Show runs from 7-9 p.m.

    PELHAM LIBRARY CARD MAKING WORKSHOPMake six cards with fall themes, learning a variety of techniques. Materials are provided. At time of registration, please enquire about tools needed. Tues., Sept. 16 10 12:30. $10. Please register ahead. Visit or call 905-892-6443 for more details.

    FABULOUS FENWICK LIONS FISH FRYTasty treats with funds heading straight back into the community. Haddock, french fries and much more. Runs Sept. 9 from 4-7 p.m.

    PELHAM MINOR HOCKEY EQUIPMENT SALEBuy, sell or trade used equipment at the Pelham Arena. Aimed to provide cheaper options for players in this upcoming season. Runs Sept. 6 from 9-12 in the morning.

    PELHAM MUDFESTMen and women will be back in the mud as the second run on the year is held at Bissils Hideaway.

    NIAGARA REGIONAL EXHIBITIONRodeo, games and live entertainment headline this years exciting event. It runs from Sept. 11-14 at the Welland Fairgrounds.

    BIG MOVE CANCER RIDEThe Big Move Cancer Ride is a non-competitive ride taking place on Sept. 7. Proceeds for the Big Move stay in Niagara and support the Walker Fam-ily Cancer Centre.

    WALKING CLUBInterested in walking in Pelham? Join them Tuesdays at the Pelham Arena from 9-10 am and Thursdays at Fonthill Bandshell for 9-10:30 am. There is no fee for this program. For more information, please contact or call 905 892-2607, ext 329.

    HAMPER DAY FOR PELHAM CARESPurchase fresh fruit and vegetables at the Market or bring a non-perishable food item to fill the hampers at the Pelham Farmers Market on Sept. 4.

    COMMUNITY EventsEvent Submissions StandardsIf your organization is hosting an event that would be of interest to the community, you may submit an events profile by sending your community events information to Some restrictions apply. Event submissions that meet the acceptability standards of The Voice of Pelham will then be posted until the date of your event. The Community Events Calendar is updated weekly. Please provide as much notice and information as possible including the date, time and description of your event. The Voice of Pelham reserves the right to edit for space.


    Get your I Love Pelham souvenirs at J&J Florists, top of the hill, 67 Canboro Rd, TF

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    27th 8 p.m. with opening act Lindsey Mills. Hear all the hits and Christmas tunes. Tickets are $20.00 and available at Semenuks Esso or 905-325-5704. General theater seating. Net proceeds to Pelham Cares.

    Ridge Berry Farm Tea Room Open House Nov. 6 & 7 10am - 5pm. 398 Canboro Road, Ridgeville, ON (1/2 km west of the Shoppes of Ridgeville) Stockingstuffers,hotchocolate,cookie trays, variety of teas,samples. Tea Room open tillDec. 20, 2015 (heated porch)289.897.8943

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    Penny Sale and Lunch Saturday, November 14, 2015.Holy Trinity Church, 1557 Pelham St. Fonthill Penny Sale Draw at 2:00 pm Lunch from11:00 am 1:00 pm Bakedgoods, refreshments, etc.available. N19-36

    Saturday, Nov 14th Homes for the Holidays Christmas House tour organized byFonthill United Church. SixhomesandtheChurchbeautifullydecorated by local designers.Tickets$20:Availableat9058926433 (Church) & participatingdesigners: Vermeers GardenCentre and Flower Shop, Cox Home Furniture, Log Cabin Gift Shoppe,LeVillage,Carolindas,Mary Luska Interiors and Fashions,andRosesandTwineFloral Studio Time: 10am to3pm. Ticket price includesrefreshmentsatChurch.

    The Ontario Provincial Service Officer of the Royal Canadian Legion, Kim Dolan, will be visiting the Legion in Fonthill during the week of November 16-20th, 2015. Should you have questions or benefit needs for Kim, please contact Rick Hatt Service Officer for Branch 613 Fonthill no later than October 30th, 2015, for an appointment. Rick can be reached at 905-892-6100 or e-mail

    Fonthill Legion, EVERY THURSDAY 5-7 pm, serving PIZZA and WINGS in the lounge. EVERY FRIDAY 4-6pm, serving a great dinner. $10 including coffee/tea and dessert. Take out orders available call 905.892.6293. TF

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    Please join us for the Open-ing Night of the 2015 season The Country Christmas Stores Creative Fall Harvest Festival, November 4th, 2015 5pm to 9pm. Enjoy a glass of Christmas cheer, sample products and meet & greet our artisans! 1794 Centre Street, Ridgeville N19-35

    Fonthill Lioness Holiday Shop-ping Spree, Nov. 14, 2015 at Fonthill Legion, Hwy # 20, Font-hill, 10 am 3 pm, free admis-sion, numerous vendors, bake table and door prizes. N19-36

    Fonthill Lioness Progressive Euchre, Nov. 28, 2015, 7:00 pm, Lions Hall, Hwy # 20, Fonthill. $5. admission, light lunch and prizes. N19-38 Fenwick Central Railroad-Model Railroad Open House 2015. The Greater Niagara Model Railroad Engineers, 1141 Maple Street, Fenwick, Ontario November 4 and 11, 2015; Noon to 4:30 pm daily. Donations greatly appreciated. Sorry, not wheelchair acces-sible. N19-36




    Nursery Worker Needed:Outside work in all weather. Planting, digging, hoeing, trimming, staking. Work requires bending and lifting. Minimum wage on start. Drop off resume between 12-1 pm weekdays. South Pelham Nursery, 810 Centre St. Fenwick. L0S 1C0 P19-38

    North Pelham Youth Asso-ciation is having a ham and scalloped potato dinner on Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 5 7 p.m. at North Pelham Youth Hall, 1718 Maple Street, Fenwick (corner of Maple & Tice). Adults - $13., children 5 12 years $5., children under 4 years free. Contact #s: 905-892-4391 and 905-892-3408 N19-37




    Fruit farm looking for sea-sonal help April 1 2016 till Nov 31 2016. Applicant must be able to work long hrs in any weather conditions, and weekends. Lifting 50 lbs comfortably is required. Jobs include weeding, planting and picking. Must have own transportation. Please drop resumes of at 1367 Balfour St Fenwick .


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    Purpose throughLEAVING A LEGACY

    An ancient writer once said Everything is meaningless completely meaningless! We would all like there to be a reason for our exis-tence, but it does not always feel that way. How many people in the world reluctantly get up each day and head off to a job they do not enjoy? How many people are unhappy in their relationships? Sadly, many people deal with their unhappiness and lack of purpose by trying to obtain arti cial or momentary happiness through some kind of an addiction: smoking, drinking, doing drugs, being promiscuous, etc. However, I would argue that if we are honest with ourselves, we all engage in something unhealthy in order to deal with our un-happiness or lack of ful llment.

    Thankfully, there is more to life than simply chas-ing eeting happiness! We can each live our lives in such a way to leave a lasting effect on the world, an effect that will hopefully inspire others. Leav-ing a legacy does not necessarily mean building up a fortune and acquiring possessions: what good is wealth if you do not have any loved ones to share it with? A legacy must be deeper than mere nances.

    Perhaps a good way to get in the right mindset regarding leaving a legacy is to think of the end of our lives. Will we be able to look back and feel like we lived with purpose, and that we had a real effect on the world? If we want to live in a way that will leave a meaningful legacy, then we might consider adopting the following:Firstly, we each need to develop an identity based on living with purpose. Most people do not really think about who they are and why they do what they do. However, you can choose to have a pur-poseful identity, to care about truth, virtue, and to

    have a positive effect on the world. You can be-come a loving, peaceful, compassionate, and con-tented person, if you choose to purposefully work toward that goal.All too often, other peoples in uence in our lives can prevent us from becoming who we want to be. Therefore, we need to take ownership of our lives. Think of your life as a car and you are the driver of that car. We must not allow people to be back-seat drivers in our lives! If you are going to leave a legacy and become someone of whom you can be proud, you must make sure that you are the one who is driving your life.If you are going to live a purposeful life and be an example to others, then you have to make some hard decisions about who you allow in your life, as we are in uenced by those around us. We need to evaluate our relationships to see if they will be helpful in achieving the goal of leaving a legacy.What really matters in life? Will the things we do in life have lasting value, or will they be insigni -cant in the grand scheme of things? Now, I know how important itW is to support yourself and to support your family, but why not work towards getting yourself to a point where you can do what you want to do in life? Work towards an eventual change, and one day you can enjoy purposeful work and build a life that will leave a legacy.No matter what age you are, you can still make a difference. Nobody is bound to live a boring and meaningless life! We can live with purpose by working towards leaving a legacy which also means having an exciting and adventurous life! What do you want to do with your life? What do you want to leave behind?

    by PASTOR DANIEL CALCAGNO Glad Tidings Church of God in Fonthill

    Bethany Christian Reformed Church1040 Balfour St., Fenwick, ON L0S 1C0

    (905) 892-8980

    Concordia Luthern Church105 Welland Rd. Fonthill, ON L0S 1E4

    (905) 892-8877

    Fenwick Church of Christ765 Welland Rd., Fenwick, ON L0S 1C0

    (905) 892-5661

    Fenwick United Church1050 Church St., Fenwick, ON L0S 1C0

    (905) 892-3081

    First Presbyterian Church602 Metler Rd., Fenwick, ON L0S 1C0

    (905) 892-4716

    Fonthill Baptist Church1414 Pelham St., Fonthill, ON L0S 1E0

    (905) 892-3925

    Fonthill Congregation of Jehovahs Witnesses1369 Rice Rd., Fonthill, ON L0S 1E0

    (905) 892-4680

    Fonthill United Church42 Church Hill, Fonthill, ON L0S 1E0

    (905) 892-6433

    Glad Tidings Church of God1 Pancake Lane, Fonthill, ON L0S 1E0

    (905) 892-5122

    Holy Trinity Anglican Church1557 Pelham St., Fonthill, ON L0S1E0

    (905) 892-6011

    Kirk on the Hill Presbyterian Church1344 Haist St., Fonthill, ON L0S 1E0

    (905) 892-3729

    Pelham Community Church461 Canboro Rd., Fenwick, ON L0S 1C0

    (905) 892-5922

    Pelham Evangelical Friends Church940 Haist St., Fonthill, ON L0S 1E4

    (905) 892-6881

    Ridgeville Bible Chapel418 Canboro Rd., Ridgeville, ON L0S 1M0

    (905) 892-3347

    St. AlexandersRoman Catholic Church

    50 Pelham Town Sq., Fonthill, ON L0S 1E0(905) 892-3090

    St. Anns Roman Catholic Church834 Canboro Rd., Fenwick, ON L0S 1C0

    (905) 892-6123

    Did you ever sit and ponder,And your mind to childhood wander.Just seems like yesterday,That I was just a child at play.Making bread of purest clay,Left baking in the sun all day.Barefoot Id run across the grass,Amid summer rains, made quite a splash!Some days into the woods Id go,To gather sticks to carry home,To heat the stove as hot could be,Then mother would bake for the family.Mother and Dad joined in the game,As brothers, sisters, and neighbours came.To kick the can and run and hide,And leave the it one far behind.What a different world today,How many parents have time to play?In no time at all we were in our teens,Looking for work (but not in jeans),They were for the farmer boys,To pitch the hay and do the chores.Dressed in our best, what we could afford,Wed walk and search from door to door.But we had fun in the good old days,Although we worked hard in many ways.No buttons to push to wash our clothes,Or turn up the thermostat to warm our toes.The bathtub today is heaven sent,For the galvanized tub was some event.At the end of the day wed nd time to pray,To thank the Lord for the blessings He gave.For health, food, and for one another,Especially for Father and our dear Mother.And to ask that we be spared to spend,The autumn of our years to a peaceful end.

    About the Author: Dorothy Hare lives in Fonthill and faithfully attends Glad Tidings Church of God. Dot (as she is called) will be celebrating her 103rd birthday this January. She not only writes poetry, but also draws lovely sketches with coloured pencils. In her younger days, she was a sought-after baseball player, playing on a few different teams in the Niagara Region. In 1935, she was a part of a team that won the Ladies Ontario Championship. Her portrait can be seen at the Seaway Mall on the Sports Wall of Fame.

    Ode to an Eraby DOROTHY HARE

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