| AUGUST 2006
2 NO. 8
Disillusionment is becoming the predominant
"D" word in municipal politics!
Deep-seated problems are very evident in St. Catharines municipal
governance. The symptoms include declining enthusiasm for
representative government, widespread public cynicism tinged with
fear, growing public protest, anxiety about rising tides of antidemocratic
Council behaviour, and a general confusion about what
democracy is and what can be done to preserve what has been
achieved, and how these problems can be corrected.
The most obvious problem is the inner decay of representative
government. Serious concerns about our current form of municipal
representative democracy are growing. Large numbers of people are
turning their backs on the electoral process; they feel they have lost
the means of engagement. There is a creeping sense that not
everyone's vote matters. Why? Without faith that government serves
all, rather than just a select few, democracy cannot succeed. Trouble
arises from deep within the representative system itself. Important
factors include the excessive growth of executive power and reliance
on experts/paid staff over the wishes of a broad spectrum of the
The political idea of representation is based on the idea that some
person or institution acts on behalf of the people, by re-presenting their beliefs, attitudes and perspectives. However, there is the
problem of whether elected representatives should act merely as a
relay mechanism for the views of their constituents, or whether they
should act more independently, utilizing their knowledge and skills to
lead their constituents to a more informed decision that is better for
the greater good of the community. It is not an either-or issue in St.
Catharines. Councillors need to be able to make decisions for the
greater good of the community but such decisions need to be based
on a good understanding of the majority community viewpoint. The
concept of leading requires that the community be involved in a
dialogue with those in power in order that their concerns are not just
listened to but heard. Unfortunately there has not been such a
dialogue. It could be argued that the Mayor and Deputy-Mayor have carefully selected the voices to which they are prepared to listen. Simply voting on an issue under the guise of "representative
government" is not leading nor is it educating. Consultation skills need to be a prominent attribute of the upcoming crop of Council
hopefuls and voters need to be on the look out for candidates who place high priorit y on consultation and education.
Our municipal government must become more participatory in nature. The current mayor tends to limit citizen participation to
voting, leaving the main work of governance to a professional political elite and power brokers in the community. St. Catharines has
become a city run to an increasingly large extent, "in camera." The obvious danger of this approach is the possibility of decisions
being made that may not be in the best interest of or responsive to the broader constituency. Decision-makers have to be able to
stand the scrutiny of the electorate's right to question, "Whose interests are being served?" One critique of representative
democracy is that it centralizes power in the hands of those who already have access to power. This serves to further distance the
majority of people from a process that ought to be effectively serving them.
The chorus we heard repeated in the last days of the council meetings at the end of June that the Port tower proposal must be
approved in order to send the message that St. Catharines is "open for business" is a simplistic analysis comparable to "all business
is good business." Business ventures that are dependent on the ability of a city to meet only their interests without regard for the
citizens of the community should be encouraged to set up shop elsewhere.
Balance in all things leads to good governance. A balance of community and business interests must be sought and we, the
electors, must work hard to elect those who will correct the current imbalance and strive to bring harmony in our fair city. We must
look beyond rhetoric this election and elect leaders who are capable of and willing to work on correcting the current imbalance.
|CITY COUNCIL IGNORES CONCERNS
REGARDING PORT BY-LAW
Last night, City Council passed a By-Law to support their
decision on the Port tower. When this item came up, the Mayor
was ready to proceed and only Councillor Williamson asked
questions. He questioned City Solicitor Annette Poulin on two
critical points raised in a letter to Council from our lawyer Jane
Ms. Pepino's letter pointed out serious concerns about the
process followed thus far and that not all the information
required by the Planning Act had been made available prior to
last month's Public Meeting. She also stated that she (like the
rest of the public) had been unable to obtain a copy of the
wording of the proposed by-law in advance of last night's
meeting in order to make detailed comments. She concluded
Council should not proceed with their By-Law now nor consider
the proposal further prior to the public meetings the Region will
be holding this Fall.
The City Solicitor chose to ignore these concerns and Council
voted exactly as before, with Councillors Dorsey, Donevan,
Secord, Erskine, Morra and Gervais voting once again to ignore
their own regulations and the wishes of the community. The final
vote was again 7 to 5 with Mayor Rigby voting after Councillor
Dorsey requested a recorded vote.
This was to be expected and we stand ready to appeal Council's
decision with regard to the Zoning By-law and Port Dalhousie
Secondary Plan to the OMB. In addition, we will proceed to Regional
Council, as they will have to deal with the portion of the by-law
involving the Official Plan Amendment. If the Region approves the
Official Plan Amendment, we will appeal their decision to the OMB
as well and the two appeals will be combined. We encourage
everyone to talk to Regional Councillors and make it clear it is up
to them to protect the community and enforce existing
regulations. We continue to be VERY CONFIDENT our case for
appropriate development at the OMB is extremely strong even if
Regional Council were to approve it. However, we must make
every effort to ensure the Region does not approve.
Together we will Save Our Seaport.
Please remember to keep telling everyone about the August 20th
Henley Island Pignic (see poster page 7), and keep those
donations coming to the ACO's Port Dalhousie Heritage Fund
(visit www.saveport.ca for more information).
David Bergen and Carlos Garcia
PROUD Port Dalhousie
|THE VIDEOTAPE CONTROVERSY?
The Clerk's office has stated, and Cogeco has confirmed in a
letter to the City, that they had other commitments for some of
the evenings in question. What is extraordinary to us is that no
arrangements were made either by the City to have these
proceedings videotaped using either Cogeco (on a paid basis) or
an alternate recording company to ensure that the public have an
opportunity to watch the proceedings of the single most
important event that has occurred in this city. We believe that
the public would have been greatly aroused by the passionate,
intelligent, well-reasoned presentations provided by the
community and PROUD's lawyer and planner in their opposition to
the tower proposal. For the five days of meetings not to be
available for public consumption shows great disrespect and a
lack of regard for the ability of the viewing public to draw their
When we found out Cogeco would not be there, we asked in
advance and were told we were not allowed to video a Council
meeting ourselves. However, a local production company named
Omni Media was there recording every meeting. When we asked
to buy a copy of their tapes, Omni first agreed but we still do not
have the tapes. It now turns out, Omni were not there at the
request of the City as we had assumed. They were allowed
because they were "media" which we believe applies only to their
The City has now told us they will be obtaining a copy of the
Omni tapes and will make copies available to anyone in the
community.We have requested a copy from the City and are
waiting to receive it. We have also communicated to the City,
verbally and in writing, our grave concern about the fact our
community organization was told we were not allowed to video
these meetings yet Omni Media was and, they were not there at
te City's request. We do not accept that Omni qualifies as"media" just because that is part of their name. The term
typically refers to: "A means of mass communication, such as
newspapers, magazines, radio, or television" and Omni does not
qualify. According to their website, they specialize in: "marketing,
training and sales video programs."
David Bergen and Carlos Garcia
PROUD Port Dalhousie
A PROUD Seven-Year History as a Volunteer Community
Outstanding questions - Did any one hire Omni to videotape the meetings if it was not the
Since they are not really media representatives, why were they
allowed to video the meetings?
Since ‘members of the Public are not allowed to video any
meetings of City Council’, did Council break its own rules and
favour one group at the expense of others?
who voted against the proposal and are deserving
of our support in this November's election:
who voted for the proposal and for secrecy in the
process and should be voted out of office this November:
Tim Rigby, Cam Donevan, Brian Dorsey,
Sue Erskine, Charles Gervais, Sheila Morra, Peter
we thank all of you so much for your input into
the Council hearings, your constant encouragement,
and your support. Yours in keeping Port and its
The PROUD Executive
A man owned a small ranch. The Department of Labour claimed he
was not paying his help proper wages. The DOL sent an agent out to
"I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them,"
demanded the DOL agent.
"Well," replied the rancher, "There's my ranch hand who's been with
me for 3 years. I pay him $600 a week, plus free room and board.
The cook has been here for 18 months, and I pay her $500 per week,
plus free room and board...
"Then there's the half-wit. He works about 18 hours every day and
does about 90% of all the work around here. He makes $10 per week,
and I buy him a bottle of bourbon every Saturday night."
"That's the guy I want to talk to -- the half-wit," says the agent.
"That would be me," replied the rancher.
MUSIC: Auditions for Chorus Niagara
Chorus Niagara, under the direction of Robert Cooper, is
holding auditions for the coming season.
Please phone Pam at 905-357-1616 for an
For more information about Chorus Niagara: http://
|PORT DALHOUSIE COMMUNITY POLICING
Saturday September 9th 10:30 to 4:00
Held at MARK'S NO FRILLS (corner of Lake and Lakeshore)
Fingerprint the kids or have their photos taken in a genuine Model
T Ford complete with rumble seat. Enjoy a burger, or hot dog as
we raise funds for our upcoming children's bike rodeo. Hope to
see you there!
Kristine Broughton, Chair PDCP
Folks- If you visit any of the following events,
it would be helpful if you identify yourselves
and get the message across that we need to
support one another across the Region .
August 8th - 13th
Royal Canadian Henley Regatta
Henley Island, Port Dalhousie
905 937 - 1117 / 905 935-2260
Museum Exhibit - Hands on Nature
Saturday, July 01, 2006 through
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Come explore this travelling exhibit from the
Royal Ontario Museum. Hands on Nature
explores different aspects and levels of
biodiversity from the broad perspective of
habitats to the relationships between species
within food webs, to the gene pools of
particular species. Contact the St. Catharines
Museum at 1-800-305-5134 or 905-984-8880
for more information.
Concerts in Montebello Park
Sunday, July 02, 2006 through
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Enjoy the sounds of local jazz, classical, brass,
Dixieland and ethnic bands throughout the
summer months in outdoor venues.
Performances in Montebello Park are Sunday
and Tuesdays from 7p.m. to 9 p.m. Bring your
lawn chair or blanket. Presented by City of St.
Catharines Recreation and Community Services
Contact: Diane Garrington, Communications
Coordinator, Phone: 905-688-5601 ext. 1503,
Fax: 905-682-3631, Cell 905-932-0639,
Downtown Out To Lunch
Tuesday, July 4th - Thursday, August 31st
Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Market Square
in Downtown St. Catharines from 12 noon to
1pm. Luncheon at the Market Square each
Tuesday and Thursday afternoon in July and
August while enjoying the light sounds of local
musicians. Musically inclined, or know of
someone who is?
Make Tuesday and Thursday afternoons your
time to be Out to Lunch!
Annual "444" Fishing Derby
Date(s): August 11, 12, 13 2006
Brought to you by the Port Colborne District
Port Colborne Marine Rescue Auxiliary
Annual Appreciation Barbeque
Date(s): August 12, 2006
Brought to you by the Port Colborne Marine
Pancake Breakfast under the pavillion.
Date(s): August 20, 2006
Pancake breakfast under the pavillion.
Heaven's Little Honky Tonk by Chris
McHarge and Colin Stewart
Date(s): August 16 - September 02, 2006
Showboat Festival Theatre at Roselawn
Centre, 296 Fielden Avenue
Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada
Imagine a place called Heaven's Little Honky
Tonk where every night is a Saturday night
and you get the chance to experience the
original greats of country music as if they
were still with us today. The greatest
country singers of years gone by ... legends
like Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Hank
Snow, Patsy Cline, Roy Acuff, Bill Monroe,
Minnie Pearl. Imagine them appearing
together on the same night, singing the
songs that made them famous.
Call Roselawn Centre for curtain times.
Ties that Bind
September 01 - October 31, 2006
Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
280 King Street,
Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada
Ties That Bind. This exhibit will consider the
significance of our railroad history locally, as
well as nationally.
Shake the Night Away - Year End
September 02, 2006
Sugarloaf Harbour Marina, 3 Marina Road
Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada
Shake the Night Away - Year End Season
Finale - music and dancing under the
Step back in time at the
MARSHVILLE HERITAGE FESTIVAL
September 2,3,4, 2006
Sat. 9:30 am-5:30pm
The Marshville Heritage Festival is held on
Labour Day weekend each year.
Come and experience:
• early life ongoing demonstrations
• over 125 juried artisans & crafters
• Canoe Building
• hands on events
• horse & wagon rides
• entertainment for all ages
• free concert in the park on Sunday evening
• tempt your tastebuds with pork on a spit, apple
butter & many other delicious foods
Cost: $6.00 includes parking & people mover
ride to site
: children under 10 are free
: Seniors $5.00 on Sat. only
For the KIDS
Comic Juggler Craig Douglas all weekend
Smudge Fundaes all week
For the Young at Heart
Sat: The Torchmen** Niagara Box Band
Sun: The Torchmen ** Bay Boys
Mon: The Bay Boys**No Strings Attached **
The Fellowship Four**
OLD TIME THRESHER'S SUPPER
Saturday, September 2, 2006
6:30p.m. in Christ Anglican Church
on Church St. in Wainfleet Village
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE IN
ADVANCE BY CALLING THE OFFICE
FREE CONCERT in the PARK
SUNDAY, SEPT. 3rd at 6:30p.m.
Featuring: The Torchmen and The
Come and enjoy this evening of
music after the Festival closes.
There is a vendor open for supper
GRANT CARSON BAND
Join us at the Civic Square
Behind City Hall (60 East Main Street)
For our last special Variety Nite
Wednesday August 23rd
7:00 - 9:00 pm Admission: Donation
Bring a lawn chair and join us for a final
evening of fun and entertainment
Parking available at Farmers Market
and City Hall (In case of rain, the
concert will be held at the Rose City
seniors Activity Centre, 145 Lincoln
Sunday & Monday September 3 & 4,
2006 - 2006 Ontario Extreme Tour
A thrilling event for all ages featuring
bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling,
roping, clowns and much more.
Presented by: Help A Child Smile along
with the North American Professional
Where: Niagara Regional Exhibition
Grounds, 1100 Niagara St, Welland
Time: 2:00pm (both days)
For tickets and more information call toll
NIAGARA FOOD FESTIVAL
Merritt Island, Welland
Sept. 22, 23, 24
Rain or Shine Free Admission
40 Food & Wine Vendors
Sept. 22 - ROADHAMMERS
Sept. 23 - SPIRIT OF THE WEST
Sept. 24 - free concerts, extra children’s
and family programming
Huge fireworks display at dusk
August 10 to August 12
Dunnville Lions Carnival
Dunnville Lions Park
Fun-filled family event
Dunnville, ON 905-774-3879
August 12 to August 13
Antique Show, Farm & Yesteryears
Everyone is invited to enjoy our antique
farming show, featuring antique plowing
demonstrations, threshing, sawmilling,
tractor pulling, working engine displays
and machinery from the past. Donation
August 14 to August 18
Kid's Summer Camp #4 - A Walk Down Memory
Wilson MacDonald Memorial School Museum
Take a walk with us down memory laneÉpreserve your heritage -
scrapbook, conservation, paper making is just the beginning of
this fun filled week! $60.00/week 905-776-3319
August 15 to September 2
Lighthouse Festival Theatre
Musical by Norm Foster and Steve Thomas. This show is an
energetic and enlightening peek into the lives of six people at
519-583-2221 or 519-583-1031 Port Dover, ON
Ghost Walk of Caledonia!
Edinburgh Square Heritage & Cultural Centre
Enjoy an evening historical guided stroll around Caledonia. Please
call the centre for details and reservations. Adults $8.00
905-765-3134 Caledonia, ON
Music-In-The-Park and BBQ
Haldimand County Museum & Archives
Immerse yourself in Haldimand's rich culture, discovering the
talents of local musical acts. A free community concert. (weather
permitting) Free admission to concert. 905-772-5880
Cayuga, ON email@example.com
August 18 to August 20
Jarvis Lions Park
Country Family Festival with Crafts, Displays, Friday night Concert & Fireworks, Entertainment all weekend. Slo Pitch, Antique Farm
Machinery, Saturday night Concert, Sunday Car Show & Church
Service. Free Park Admission
519-587-KORN (5676) Jarvis, ON
12th Annual Dunnville Agricultural Fair
Lions Park & Area
12th Annual, Kids Activities, Baby & Twin Show, Home craft
Competitions, Sheep/Goats Shows, Heavy/Light/Mini Horse Shows,
Chicken BBQ Dinner, Mini Rod Pullers, Food & Fun. 905-774-8199
Adults & Srs. $5; Student/Youth 13-18 yrs. $4;
Children 6-12 yrs. $2; Under 6 free with an adult. (Membership
Adult $5; Jrs.to 18 yrs. $2) 905-774-8199 (fair office)
Dunnville, ON firstname.lastname@example.org
Picnic on the Grand: Exploring Food History at Ruthven Park
Ruthven Park National Historic Site
A combined venture with the Ontario Culinary Historians and
Ruthven. Experience food tasting and picnic from the past while
touring the Mansion. Farmer's market. Call for more information.
Pre-registration required. 905-772-0560 Cayuga, ON
Cottonwood Mansion's Lunch & Peach Social
After a meal of cold cuts, salads, rolls and fresh peaches and ice
cream enjoy a tour of the mansion. TBA 905-776-2538
Selkirk, ON email@example.com
August 26 to August 27
Three Fires Homecoming Pow Wow & Traditional
All are welcome to join in this celebration of community life that
provides much insight into the culture and heritage of the
Mississaugas. $6.00 - adults; $3.00 - youth (7-14); $3.00 -
seniors (65+); Free - 6 yrs & under.
905-768-5147; 905-768-5653 Hagersville, ON
August 28 to October 6
Exhibition: Now That's Italian Rich Heritage and
Celebrations of Italy
Wilson MacDonald Memorial School Museum
Discover Haldimand's rich Italian heritage and celebrations -
"Now that's Italian"! Free- Donations appreciated.
905-776-3319 Selkirk, ON
Counter Cancer Horse Show
428 Baptist Church Road
Horse show designed with fun in mind. Divisions from lead line,
good grooming, to 3' hunter. Professional course design, great
food. All proceeds to Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Free
Gourmet On The Grand
Heritage Grand River
Group Tour on the Grand River.
September 11 to November 3
Exhibition: Northern Owls
Haldimand County Museum & Archives
A Travelling Exhibit from the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.
Ashkenaz: A Festival of New Yiddish Culture
August 31 - September 4, 2006
Harbourfront Centre Toronto
Merging all the culture of the Jewish diaspora into a diverse and
dynamic festival of New Yiddish culture! Performances include
Klezmer and Middle-Eastern inspired music, theatre and
comedy. Co-produced by the Ashkenaz Foundation.
Price: Free Admission
September 7 - 16, 2006
Toronto International Film Festival
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is widely
considered one of the top film festivals in the world and is the
premiere film festival in Canada. Various theatres, Downtown Toronto
August 11, 2006
Courtyard Concert at Old Fort Erie with the
Enjoy a stroll through historic sites in Niagara, followed by an outdoor
summer concert of light classical music performed by the Niagara
September 8 - 10, 2006 - Shores of Erie International Wine
The Shores of Erie International Wine Festival combines a blend
of regional and international wines, fine cuisine and
entertainment with a historic waterfront setting.
September 9, 2006 - Fort Erie Celtic Festival
On the grounds of Old Fort Erie, starting at 8 a.m. enjoy pipe
bands, Celtic dance demonstrations, music, heavy events
competition, Celtic food, vendors and more.
Old Fort Erie
350 Lakeshore Road, Fort Erie
September 10, 2006 - Celebration of Two Cultures »
Leamington Arts Centre
72 Talbot Street West, Leamington
This event reflects the vibrant culture of the Mexican Migrant
Workers with celebrating the independence of Mexico with local
bands, dancers and genuine Mexican food. This day is a
celebration of the cultural contributions of the Migrant Workers
to the host community of Windsor Essex County.
Web site: www.leamingtonartscentre.com
Queenston Concert Series
Queenston Heights Park
Start Date: 2006-08-27 End Date: 2006-08-27
Niagara Falls Concert Band 2-4 pm
Location: Queenston Heights Band Shell
The Sunday Afternoon Concert Series in Queenston Heights
Park will feature the sounds of big bands, symphony
orchestras, dixie and more. Nothing speaks more of summer
than an enjoyable Sunday afternoon concert in the Park. Don’t
forget to bring a lawn chair.
RCMP Officer Meet and Greet
Friday, Saturday & Sunday June - August 2006
Event Details: During the summer you’ll find a real Royal
Canadian Mounted Police officer at Table Rock Point near the
Canadian Horseshoe Falls every Friday, Saturday and Sundays
from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The RCMP officer will be available
Location: Table Rock Point (near the Canadian Horseshoe Falls)
City: Niagara Falls 1 877 NIA-PARK (642-7275) or 905 371-
85th Annual Flower Vegetable Show
Aug 15, 2006
4:00 PM - 8:00 AM Niagara Falls Public Library, 4848 Victoria
Avenue Niagara Falls Ontario
A judged show featuring beautiful designs and horticultural
specimens. Free Admission Refreshments All Welcome
Tea & Literature at McFarland House
Start Date: 2006-08-14 End Date: 2006-08-14 2:30 pm
Location: McFarland House, Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Enjoy a leisurely, literary afternoon in the 19th century
atmosphere of McFarland House. three insightful discussions by
literary scholar Yvonne McMorrough, accompanied by our
delightful Afternoon Tea, will be presented at the McFarland Tea
Garden. Contact 905 468-3322 for program details.
August 13, 2006
The Siege of Fort Erie
Start Date: 2006-08-12 End Date: 2006-08-13
Location: Old Fort Erie
Price: Regular Admission in Fort, grounds are free
Witness the battles of 1814 which turned Fort Erie into Canada’s
bloodiest battlefield. Over 400 volunteers engage in 4 battlesand conduct demonstrations. A candlelight tour, Sunday Memorial
service, Grand Encampment & Pyrotechnics make this a special
event. For more information call Jim Hill 905 356-2241 Ext. 210
Courtyard Concerts at the Forts
Aug 12, 2006; 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Historic Fort George
Enjoy a stroll through historic sites in Niagara, followed by an
outdoor summer concert of light classical music performed by the
Niagara Symphony wind ensemble. Bring your picnic baskets and
blankets, or lawnchairs and refreshments, and tune your ears for a
lovely summer interlude amidst the surroundings of the past.
Don’t miss these wonderful summer event, suitable for all ages.
Part of the Niagara International Chamber Music Festival with
thanks to Parks Canada.
Friday, August 11 at 2pm
Willowbank invites you to attend a Free Behind the Scenes of
Music Open Rehearsal with members of the Niagara International
Chamber Music Festivalfeaturing Igor Raykhelson on Piano ~ Atis
Bankas on Violin Rie Watanabe on Violin/Viola ~ Carole Sirois on
Cello 905~262~1239 http://www.willowbank.ca
Niagara Bigga Tomatafest
Queenston Heights Park, Queenston
August 20th (rain or shine)
Port Dalhousie PigNic
Henley Island 3 p.m.
August 25th - 27th
Winona Peach Festival
Winona Park, Barton St., Winona
905 643 2084 / 1 866 907 3224
September 8th - 9th
Annual Blues In The Park
Firemen's Park, Mountain Rd.
September 8th - 10th
Lincoln County Fair
905 309 4554
September 9 - 10, 2006
Masterpieces - Hendrie Park Gardens
The artistic floral displays of The Gardens are the backdrop for the
best artisans, artists and designers. Watch as they hone their craft
at this two-day event, ask them questions and purchase their
Web site: www.rbg.ca
Burlington Royal Botanical Gardens
Community: Carlos Garcia
Financial - Anne Braithwaite
N. Jane Pepino
C.M., Q.C., LL.D., LL.M.
Aird & Berlis
Founder and a member of the
Municipal and Land Use Planning Group
We are very pleased to have Jane as our lead solicitor in
our efforts to achieve appropriate development in the
commercial core of Port Dalhousie. The following
information is provided for those who are unaware of her
Jane's practice includes providing advice on all aspects of the statutory
scheme for planning, zoning and land development throughout Ontario as
well as on a broad range of municipal and provincial licensing and other
regulatory matters. She regularly appears before various decision-making
bodies controlling land development, including local planning committees
and councils, conservation authorities, the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB)
and the courts. Jane's practice also includes providing strategic advice for
government, landowners and lenders on maximizing the value and utility of
land in light of rapidly changing economic and political agendas. Her clients
include provincial, regional and local governments or agencies, large
development corporations, small landowners and citizen and special
Ontario Human Rights Commission, Past Member (1980-1982)
Canadian Council of Christians and Jews (1982-86)
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission, Past Member (1982-89) and Vice
Mayor's Committee on Employment Equity (1985-1991)
Metro Action Committee on Public Violence Against Women and Children,
Past President (1985-1995)
Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women (1984-1990)
Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, Board of Directors (1994-1997)
The Bishop Strachan School, Director and Chair (Finance Committee)
Women's College Hospital, Board of Directors (1995-2004); Chair (1997-2000)
International Women's Forum (1998-present)
Province of Ontario Women's Health Council, Founding Chair (1998-present)
Sunnybrook & Women's College Health Sciences Centre, Board of Directors
Member, Order of Canada, 2000.
Appointed Queen's Counsel, 1985.
Appears in all editions of the Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada,
published by Lexpert and American Lawyer, as a leading lawyer in the area
of property development.
Appears in all editions of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory , a guide to the
leading law firms and practitioners in Canada, as a leading lawyer in the area
of property development.
Named one of the Top 25 Women Lawyers in Canada by Lexpert Magazine .
Received a high rating signifying the highest level of legal ability as well as an
extremely high adherence to the professional standards of conduct, ethics,
reliability and diligence by Martindale-Hubbell , an authoritative guide to the
legal profession since 1868.
Included in the 2006 inaugural edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, as a
leading lawyer in real estate law
AIRD & BERLIS TOPS LIST OF PLANNING
AND DEVELOPMENT LAW FIRM RANKINGS
TOP TEN PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT LAW
FIRMS IN THE GTA (2003-2004)
Sixth annual ranking of the region’s most prolific performers.
The review comprises planning and development legal activities in
the GTA from August 2003 to July 2004, as reported by Novae Res
Urbis—GTA Edition. Most were board decisions with some court
appeals rounding out the analysis.
1. Aird & Berlis
[RANK LAST YEAR: 1]
Reasons for Ranking: Aird & Berlis kept its firm grip on first
place, for the fifth of six years. An impressive volume and variety of
cases were factors, as was the firm’s good success rate.
OMB Court Matters or Hearings:
• representing the City of Vaughan regarding appeals for minor
variance and consent to convey land to create four residential lots
in Vaughan (Zakem);• representing the City of Vaughan regarding appeals
for site plan and rezoning to permit a drive-through at
Rutherford Road in Vaughan (Pepino);
• representing Altone Investments Ltd. and Greccap
Holdings Ltd. regarding an appeal by developers and
landowners against a city-initiated Brampton OPA for
Credit Valley (Longo and Halinski);
• representing the Town of Caledon regarding an appeal
against a towndecision to refuse a fill permit (Halinski);
• representing the Town of Orangeville regarding an
appeal against town-approved OPA and rezoning
applications to permit an 18-storey building in an historic
• representing Loblaws Properties Limited and Harmony
Shopping Centres Limited regarding a motion to dismiss
appeals against OPA and rezoning granted by the City
of Oshawa (Zakem);
• representing Community Nursing Home regarding an
appeal against a Scugog-approved zoning by-law and
site plan to permit seniors’ housing, site plan (Foran);
• representing the Township of King regarding a
rezoning appeal to permit a bed and breakfast
• representing the City of Mississauga regarding an
appeal by Jannock Properties to permit a residential
subdivision at the former Mississauga shale quarry
• representing Orlando Corporation regarding its appeal
for official plan and zoning to permit a Brampton office
• representing the Township of King regarding an
appeal to rezone and sever a Schomberg lot (Matera);
• representing the Town of East Gwillimbury regarding
an appeal by Fetlar Holdings for OPA and rezoning to
permit a commercial development (Matera);
• representing Steven Nikolaou regarding Nikolaou’s
appeal for a variance to permit a residential addition in
Richmond Hill (Williams)
|The Port Dalhousie Family PigNic, Sunday August 20th
IT IS NOW CONFIRMED: The Port Dalhousie Family PigNic, Sunday August 20th on Henley
Island, 3pm to ???
Yes, our volunteer fundraisers have finalized the details for a FUN day you can't miss. There
will be a Pig Roast, games, music, a silent auction and more. Now we need EVERYONE to
get involved. Here is how you can help.
1. Tell The World
We need to get people from throughout the City and Region involved. The vast majority want
to help Save Port. Attending this event will help raise funds and get more people from outside
Port involved. The tickets are on sale now (see poster page 7) and are priced reasonably so
anyone and their family can attend. Start telling all your friends to book that date. We also
have a poster you can put up. In addition, we need to get the information out on church
bulletins, newsletters and other community information vehicles.
2. Silent Auction Donations
We need good, valuable donations to make this is a success. Please contact Kristine
Leivonen ASAP with your donations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-934-6803.
|"A Challenge for Everyone in St. Catharines and Niagara"
I have lived in north St. Catharines my whole life, and now a fairly new resident of Port
Dalhousie. Exploring the picturesque trails and parks in my own unique neighborhood, I also
enjoy going down to our village of Port almost every day. It has a special atmosphere like no
other place I've ever been to, and has something to offer every one of us.
For instance: all ages- come down to Port for lunch. Dine in, or at an outdoor patio; with the
beach, water, and sailboats as your backdrop. Stroll along the shoreline, from one end to the
other. You will hear children's laughter, see teenagers playing energetic beach volleyball, and
people like me, walking their dog.
For young families- build sand castles, play catch in the park, have a picnic, BBQ, go for a long
walk, and yes, eat an ice cream cone. And don't forget to ride on the historic carousel- it's fun!
For couples or friends, young and old- evenings; dine at a restaurant, as elegant or as casual
as you choose. My friends and I most enjoy appetizers and a glass of wine at one of the
outdoor patios. Walk around, visit shops, look at monuments, historic buildings, interesting
statues, and the gorgeous lighthouse; take lots of pictures. Most breathtaking- a walk long the
pier at sunset, or view from one of the many benches. You will be amazed at all the colors you
will see disappearing slowly over the water!
As you can tell, I am passionate about Port. I would like to challenge everyone- from
Glenridge, to Merritton, to West/4th Ave., to East, to North, and Central St. Kitts, and
Downtown folks, and to ALL of Niagara-visit Port Dalhousie NOW, especially during this
summer season. See if you agree that this is a rare gem to be preserved, just the way it is.
Come on down here, St. Catharines! You will want to come back again and again, and fall in
love with this place. And while you are here, try to imagine what an ugly blight on the
landscape a huge tower would be. (Remember- it would be higher than Niagara Falls or the
Please help the community's campaign to take this tower proposal to the OMB- our heritage,
and village, as we know it, are at stake. We need EVERYONE in my city to get involved-
PLEASE HELP US! Go to www.saveport.ca, and see how you can help. Let's keep the
ambiance alive in this magical place! I hope you enjoy your visit- come back again soon.
M. Zito. Graham Ave.
|The Breakfast Corner
Located on Main Street, only a short walk
from Dalhousie's main core, exists arguably
just about the best jewel in the Port Dalhousie
Community. Opened just this spring by Lorna
and Dave Layzell, both upstanding Port
residents, this eclectic 'breakfast joint' is a
reflection of the past breakfast diners of long
forgotten, yet much cherished ,
Trendy ceramic floor tiles envelop a most
interesting interior. Almost all of the items
showcased on the walls have been donated
by regular patrons. These artifacts and
artwork reflect Port Dalhousie's historical
The food is simply outstanding. The freshest
products available are home-cooked by the
obsessive, quality control overseer, "Chef
Dave". From the traditional bacon and eggs to
the more nouveau cuisine items like the apple
omelet, all ingredients are fused into a palate-pleasing
medley of complementary tastes.
The large and loyal clientele of local patrons
find this location to be a convenient walk from
home. Lively discussions concerning Port
issues often take place over lingering coffees.
The occasional out-of - towner soon returns,
often accompanied by a new face, to share in
this new found treasure.
Service is snappy, and always with a smile.
The food is pleasing to the palate and the
prices are pleasing to the wallet. Patrons are
pleased to report the Breakfast Corner has
already established itself as a high value
tradition in good old Port Dalhousie.
|Watering New Trees & Shrubs
Once planting has been completed, proper watering becomes the most important part of
plant survival and appearance. Transplanting
causes a certain amount of shock to a plant,
due to the loss of roots, transportation and
handling, and a change in growing conditions.
In order to help plants through their critical
first year, it is important to understand a little
about the soil in your area. For example, clay soil tends to drain very slowly, sandy soil less so. When you
consider the combination of clay soil and the ample amount of rainfall we have been getting, it seems as
though watering shouldn't be necessary. While this is usually true of well established plants, transplants
are very dependent on regular watering. Plants grown in plastic containers have a fast-draining soil mix,
and are put under additional stress when circling roots are sliced at planting time. Also, balled and
burlapped trees lose a large portion of their roots when they are dug at the nursery.
What is the best rule of thumb for watering new plants? Water plants thoroughly when natural rainfall is
less than one inch per week. To check the weekly amount of rainfall, you can buy a rain gauge or use
something as basic as a coffee can. When watering becomes necessary, plants should be thoroughly
soaked once a week. Apply water slowly and repeatedly to allow time for it to soak into the ground. (If the weather has been dry,
and you are watering once a week, it is difficult to give
plants too much water). The Region’s Forestry unit
recommends that regardless of the one inch guide,
balled trees like the four PROUD bought for Main Street,
should be trickle watered 3x a week, soaking the ground
surrounding the tree trunk.
WIN A SPA FOR JUST A
Hi Spa Lovers!
Visit the internet link below, and see
the manufacturer's video regarding the
amazing Spa that we are raffling off.
This is a $6,000 retail value and you
can win it for just $2.00 per ticket!
This is a great sales tool to spread
among your friends and family when
they want to know why they should buy
a book of tickets.
It is very impressive, and someone is
going to be very happy when they win
Video is available in Dial-up or Broad-Band, so enjoy.
Tickets go on sale at the Port Dalhousie
PigNic August 20, 2006. Buy early and
Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.
LOOKING FOR A
St. Andrews is looking for a
Church Secretary (approx.
9 hours per week). Please
contact Victoria at
against the staff
for a leash-free
dog park - more
For Port Reporter
There are over 65 successful
leash-free dog parks in
municipalities around Ontario,
but St. Catharines is not one
St. Catharines City Council
has voted against a staff
recommendation that an off-leash
park be established in a
remote section of Burgoyne
Woods. However, due to a
technicality in the wording of
the motion, the issue will be
back before Council Aug. 21.
PALZ (People Advocating
Leash-free Zones) is
continuing to fight for the
right of dog owners in the city
to have a place to legally let
their dogs off their leashes for
exercise and socialization.
The group has spent the past
eight months doing research
and fundraising for the
proposed park that would
include a separate enclosure
for small dogs.
Chairman of PALZ, Heather
Fyfe, says “We urge all dog
lovers to join PALZ in trying
to convince City Hall about
the benefits to both people
and their dogs of a leashfree
park. Please contact the
mayor and council before
August 21 and let them
know how you feel about
this issue. And, of course,
this is an election year.”
Councillor Cam Donevan
strongly opposed the dog
park and the involvement of a
user group (PALZ) in
monitoring it. He said “One
only has to look at statistics
to see that volunteerism is on
PALZ plans to appear before
Council August 21 to set the
record straight regarding
omissions and errors in the
staff report about their
fundraising commitment and
operating costs of the park.
Councillor Carol Disher has
been working on getting a
leash-free dog park for
several years and was
extremely disappointed with
the 6-5 vote against it on July
Councillors who voted with
Disher in favour of the dog
park were Peter Secord,
Charles Gervais, Bruce
Williamson and Sue Erskine.
Those who voted with
Donevan against the dog park
were Brian Dorsey, Jenny
Stevens, Joe Kushner, Sheila
Morra and Greg Washuta.
|GREEN COMMITTEE REPORT
Vandals damaged two of the PROUD
donated trees on Main Street,
Unfortunately, the Niagara Region arborist
who inspected the damaged trees, said one
was dead and the second tree wouldn't
survive. Also the red oak planted by 12
Main Street isn't in good condition. We are
currently working with the nursery who
supplied the trees and Niagara Region to
see if the trees can be replaced.
This damage was reported to the police
and hopefully there will be more police
presence in the residential neighbourhood.
If you have any property damage, be sure
to call the police complaints dispatcher and
file an official report. Property owners need
to make such calls to enable police to
establish vandalism in a specific
neighbourhood and the approximate times
of the vandalism acts. Police will try to
move resources to address the problem.
Lorraine Cordner, Chair
|A PERSONAL NOTE FROM THE ST.
CATHARINES BRANCH OF THE
ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVANCY OF
The St. Catharines Branch of ACO will hold its
quarterly meeting in September. The ACO is a well establised
Province-wide charitable organization
and we benefit from the advice and support of the
experienced staff at their head office. The overall
aim of the Conservancy,which was incorporated in
1933 (http://www.hips.com/ACO/, may be stated
briefly as helping the preservation of Ontario’s
architecturally significant landscapes and
structures. I had long been aware of the ACO’s fine
work, but it was only recently that I realized that the
great majority of its members were not architects.
Our Branch's initial mandate is to support
preservation efforts in the City of St. Catharines.
One of our first projects was the establishment of
the ACOs Port Dalhousie Heritage Fund which
supports local efforts insuring the proper
application of established heritage regulations and
guidelines. Our fund is modeled on a similar fund
developed by another ACO branch. Efforts to date
have included the launch of a very successful
appeal for donations which is currently ongoing. In
addition, the fund will receive the net proceeds
from the August 20th Port Family PigNic and from
the planned raffle of a Spa with tickets to be sold
throughout the Region. These kinds of events raise
community awareness as well as essential funds,
and social events like the Family Pignic get people
together to have fun.
I am happy to endorse these community efforts,
and ask for your continued support and donations.
The branch is also seeking aditional members from
throughout the City. See me at the PigNic, or
phone me at 905 935 9407
President ACO St. Catharines Branch
THIS CAROUSEL HORSE
COULD BE YOURS!
A PROUD FUND RAISER
Tickets are: $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00
Draw will be made at the end of the summer.
Winner to be announced in the Port Reporter.
For tickets and information where to buy
A Toronto Blue Jays Quiz
Question 1 : Who played third base when they
won the World Series in 1992?
Kelly Gruber Ed Sprague
Pat Borders Jeff Frye
Question 2: Who was the second Blue Jay to hit
for the cycle, which he did it in 2000?
Kelly Gruber Ed Sprague
Jeff Frye John Olrud
Question 3: Before becoming a Blue Jay, one of
these fellows incurred the wrath of Toronto fans by
killing a seagull with a thrown baseball. All of them
wore 32 on their jerseys when they played for
Toronto, but which one had to apologise for killing
that bird? __________________________
Question 4: Who was the MVP of the 1993
Paul Molitor Joe Carter
Ed Sprague Rickey Henderson
Question 5: I was drafted by the Blue Jays on
June 5, 1978. I pitched a no-hitter on September 2,
1990. Who am I?
Roy Halladay Roger Clemens
David Wells Dave Stieb
Question 6: Who won the 1993 and 1995 AL
Gold Glove award for the Toronto Blue Jays?
Dave Winfield Joe Carter
Devon White Paul Molitor
Question 7: Some of my career bests were at
times when I was a Toronto Blue Jay. In 1997 I set
a career-high with 292 strikeouts. I also tied a
career-high with 264 innings-pitched that year. My
lowest single-season ERA is 2.05, which was
accomplished in 1997 also as a member of the
Toronto Blue Jays. Who am I?
Roger Clemens David Wells
Pat Hengten Dave Stieb
Question 8: I have connected for 200 hits in a
season for the Blue Jays before I retired in 2001.
My name is Ed Sprague.
Question 9: What Jay's players finished 1-2-3 in
the American League batting race in 1993.
John Olerud, Paul Molitor, Roberto Alomar
Roberto Alomar, Pat Borders, Devon White
John Olerud, Joe Carter, Dave Winfield
Joe Carter, Rickey Henderson, Roberto Alomar
Question 10: When Buck Martinez came in as
manager in 2001, the team made a "terrible" trade
of David Wells to the Chicago White Sox for
Answer: ( Two words, or just surname )
Marinades, Sauces And Dressings:
Balsamic Vinegar Complements More
Than You May Realize
A balsamic vinaigrette dressing can turn a
nominal green salad into a refreshing mixed
fresh Spring salad with a zest of Italian flair.
Using aged balsamic adds a bit of gourmet
into anyone's kitchen. Send a bottle to a
friend for a gift and you may turn their
culinary world upside down.
by James Zeller
Balsamic Vinegar has an almost other
worldly flavor that enhances nearly any food
it touches. You can see a visible change on
the face of someone who is trying Italian
balsamico for the first time. Their face is
transformed by awe and delight.
Cost and Quality
The cost of balsamic vinegar is tempered by
the fact that a little bit goes a long way.
Typical recipes use little more than 1⁄4 cup
of balsamic vinegar, so the cost of the bottle
is generally offset by the long-term
usefulness and good taste of the product.
You may be interested in knowing that
balsamic vinegar is used for much more
than an ingredient in salad dressings. For
instance, many will no longer eat fresh
strawberries if they can't apply a bit of aged
If you are a fan of fresh vegetables you
should know that balsamic vinegar can
make a perfect marinade for grilled veggies
such as bell peppers and eggplant. That
same marinade can be used when grilling
fish and chicken. Red meats can also gain a
complementary taste using an Italian
balsamic like Villa Bellentani.
When cooking with balsamic vinegar it is
important to note that it may be best to
apply the vinegar after the dish is fully
cooked. Adding balsamic vinegar to your
favorite dishes will, in fact, enhance the
flavor, but heat mellows the taste and may
be best applied after the cooking is finished.
When used in a balsamic vinaigrette, the
blending of this famed Italian vinegar and
extra virgin olive oil results in an incredible
accent to fresh seafood as well as
asparagus and artichokes.
There are even exclusive ice creams that
use balsamic vinegar to create a one of kind
desert. Drizzling a small amount of thick
balsamic vinegar over vanilla ice cream is a
popular dessert in Europe.
Supply is Shorter than Demand
It may surprise you to know that only 3,000
gallons of Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale
balsamic vinegar is released to the public
each year. This has brought about a new
group of modestly priced balsamic vinegar
that varies widely in price. The reduction in
price may generally be attributed to limited
aging. It is this type of balsamic vinegar that
may be best suited to marinades, sauces
Beware of the very inexpensive varieties
due to the fact that they are often developed
using caramelized brown sugar (to add color
and sweetness) and common vinegar. They
may also include preservatives that many
are allergic to.
Balsamic Vinaigrette Made Easy
Should you desire a homemade bottle of balsamic
vinaigrette the instructions are as follows:
One part balsamic vinegar
Four to five parts olive oil
Season and pepper to taste
A teaspoon of mustard (Dijon is often preferred)
per half cup of dressing
The following should be used only when desired.
Chives and sage – or other favorite complimentary
Finely chopped shallot of ginger root
(Please note that many find garlic to be
incompatible with balsamic vinegar.)
About The Author:
James Zeller writes for culinary and gourmet gift
related websites such as http://www.cruets.com
ST. CATHARINES AND AREA ARTS
"FINDING OUR VOICES, HEALING
exhibition runs till
YWCA Niagara Region and the St. Catharines and
Area Arts Council invite you to the exhibition
Finding Our Voices, Healing Our Wounds
City Hall, 2nd Floor
50 Church ,St. St. Catharines
Until September 15, 2006
Mon. to Fri. 8:30 am-4:30 pm.
This community art project brought together five
visual artists with twelve women emerging from
crisis around issues of violence and abuse. We
gratefully acknowledge support from the United
Way Innovation Fund and Ontario Arts Council and
appreciate the support of City of St. Catharines
Recreations and Community Services Department.
|Insure Your Lifestyle at a Cost That Makes
Insurance is a very good thing but how do you determine when it's too much of a good thing –
that is, when the cost of your insurance premiums or the types of coverage you have are out
of line with your income, lifestyle, age or real needs? That's a good question because there are
literally thousands of insurance plans on the market. Here are a few insurance facts to insure
you have the right information to make the right – and most economical – decisions for your
There are lots of life insurance products, but there are actually just two types of life insurance:
term and permanent.
Term insurance pays a specified amount should you die while the policy is in force, but
premiums increase with each policy renewal (at the end of the term) and can become
substantial in later years.
Permanent insurance provides lifetime coverage, usually at a level premium, and comes in
two main varieties:
Whole life insurance is the “traditional” type of policy and usually the most expensive. It
provides a guaranteed amount of insurance coverage for life and a guaranteed cash value.
Universal life has become the most popular form of permanent insurance in Canada in recent
years. It provides a combination of life insurance and tax-advantaged investment options in
Living benefits insurance.
This category of insurance provides benefits while you are alive instead of to a beneficiary
after your death and includes:
Disability insurance pays out a monthly income if you ever find yourself unable to work (as
defined by the policy) due to an illness or injury.
Critical illness insurance usually pays a lump sum of money to use as you wish after the
diagnosis of a specified life-altering illness such as cancer or heart attack.
Long-term care insurance pays out benefits that you may usually use at your discretion,
often to cover the costs of health-care expenses.
Supplemental health insurance reimburses money paid for health care and dental
expenses not covered by provincial and/or employer group health plans.
Insure for the times of your life.
Your short- and long-term insurance needs and amounts of coverage will change over time,
especially during each of life's three main stages:
Under 40 – your insurance should be simple, providing a source of cash that can pay the
mortgage or other debts and replace a portion of your income should you become unable to
do so. Term life insurance can be an economical option at this stage, leaving premium dollars
available to help purchase adequate disability insurance.
40 to 60 – as you mature and your life becomes more complex you may consider converting
some term insurance to permanent life insurance, perhaps with increasing protection for both
you and your spouse. You should also ensure your disability protection is keeping pace with
any wage increases you've received. Critical illness insurance becomes an important
consideration at this stage, too.
Over 60 – you may want life insurance to pay estate liabilities like taxes on registered savings
plans, or as a source of non-registered retirement savings. In this case, permanent insurance
should be your best choice. Consider long-term care insurance to protect yourself and your
loved ones from the financial burden of a lengthy illness.
A professional financial advisor can tailor an insurance program to provide economical
coverage during every stage of your life.
||This column, written and published by Investors Group Financial Services Inc., is
presented as a general source of information only and is not intended as a
solicitation to buy or sell investments, nor is it intended to provide professional
advice including, without limitation, investment, financial, legal, accounting or tax
advice. For more information on this topic or on any other investment or financial
matters, please contact Anne Braithwaite.
|The Willowbank Harvest Moon
Formal Gala Evening
Saturday, September 9, 2006
'Dancing Under the Stars'
~ The swinging sounds of John Hamilton &
The Twilites ~
~ Ballroom Dance Floor Show ~
~ Scrumptious Delicacies from Local Chefs ~
~ Award Winning Niagara Wines ~
~ Carriage Rides ~
~ Blackjack Tables and a Silent Auction ~
The Gala Evening starts at 8 pm
Ticket Sales: Phone Willowbank at 905.262.1239 or
purchase online at the Chamber of Commerce
A portion of the ticket amount will be eligible for a tax
receipt. ~ Tickets are $75 per person
The School of Restoration Arts
Continuing Education Program is now open for
registration!! The Program includes Lectures, Field
Trips and Workshops in the following areas:
Heritage, Architecture, Carpentry, Plaster & Lath and
Please see the School portion of our website for
|Answers: A Toronto Blue Jays Quiz
1. Kelly Gruber
2. Jeff Frye
3. Dave Winfield
4. Paul Molitor
5. Dave Steib
6. Devon White
7. Roger Clemens
8. False Tony Fernandez is the correct
answer. Tony had an illustrious 17 year
career. He played for the San Diego
Padres, New York Mets, Cleveland
Indians, New York Yankees, Milwaukee
Brewers, and Toronto Blue Jays. Tony was
a member of the Blue Jays, 12 out of his
17 years in baseball.
9. John Olerud, Paul Molitor,
Roberto Alomar Olerud led the AL with
a .363 average, Molitor was second with a
.332 average and Alomar was third with a
.326 average. Tony Fernandez batted .306
in 94 games for the Jays after a trade with
10. Mike Sirotka
|Teacher Tips for Parents
by Mrs. O
Subject- Printing Your Child’s Name -age 3-5
A child’s interest in the alphabet starts at an early age,
often beginning with their name. When teaching your
child how to print their name use the terms “capital” and“lower case” explaining that everyone’s name begins
with a capital letter and the rest are lower case letters.
Refrain from saying “big” and “small” letters as this
can be confusing for young children just recognizing
the letters. To them an “ h ” is bigger than an “ e”.
Their teacher will thank you for avoiding the all
capital letter name.
Subject- Story Telling - age 4-8
Most parents are not aware that the ability to retell a
story in detail is linked to a child’s success in reading
Retelling a story in sequence with detail is an integral
part of reading and writing. Most parents read stories to
their child and miss a great opportunity to practice the
skill of retelling.
Memory, organization of thoughts, recalling events in
sequence, remembering details, expressing yourself
and vocabulary are all a part of retelling.
To practice this, ask you child to “tell” the story back to
you. If needed, prompt by asking “What happened after
the —“ Try it using the pictures in the story at first then
gradually ask your child to see if he can tell you without
Your child will benefit from this simple addition to your
bedtime story routine.
NEXT MONTH'S TIPS:
Distinguishing Letters - age 4-6
Beginning Addition-age 6-8
Specials for the
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half pound of crab legs with
our special house
full pound of crab legs with
our special house
20 shrimp sautéed in garlic
butter with fresh or garlic
home made king crab cake
served with a roasted red
pepper and garlic aioli and
special house salad....$8.99
calamari rings to die for and
cooked just right , served with
an orange basil dipping
baked brie with a cranberry
pecan chutney with toast
ask your server for our
selection of wines
Marie's Lobster House
1 Lock Street
905 934 1677
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