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THE
PORT REPORTER
AUGUST 2006
SAVE OUR SEAPORT
VOLUME 2 NO. 8

Disillusionment is becoming the predominant
"D" word in municipal politics!

mapDeep-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 community.

Representative Government
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

Aug. 1,2006

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 Pepino.

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 own conclusions.

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
name.

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 Organization

Outstanding questions - Did any one hire Omni to videotape the meetings if it was not the City?

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?
For the record:
Those who voted against the proposal and are deserving of our support in this November's election:
Carol Disher
Joe Kushner
Jennifer Stevens
Greg Washuta
Bruce Williamson
Those 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 Secord
Again, 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 character intact,
The PROUD Executive
THE HALF-WIT
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 interview him.
"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
appointment.
For more information about Chorus Niagara: http:// chorusniagara.ca/

PORT DALHOUSIE COMMUNITY POLICING
FUNDRAISER BARBEQUE

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

WHAT'S UP?

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 .

ST. CATHARINES
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
905-688-5601 x1927
Contact: Diane Garrington, Communications
Coordinator, Phone: 905-688-5601 ext. 1503,
Fax: 905-682-3631, Cell 905-932-0639,
Email: dgarrington@stcatharines.ca

Downtown Out To Lunch Concert Series
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!
Call 905-685-8424
Visit www.stcathdowntown.com

PORT COLBORNE
Annual "444" Fishing Derby
Date(s):
August 11, 12, 13 2006
Brought to you by the Port Colborne District
Conservation Club.
Port Colborne Marine Rescue Auxiliary
Annual Appreciation Barbeque
Date(s):
August 12, 2006
Brought to you by the Port Colborne Marine
Rescue Auxiliary
Pancake Breakfast under the pavillion.
Everybody welcome
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
Adults Only
Event Description:
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.
905-834-0833

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. 905-834-7604

Shake the Night Away - Year End Season Finale September 02, 2006
Sugarloaf Harbour Marina, 3 Marina Road
Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada
Adults Only
Shake the Night Away - Year End Season
Finale - music and dancing under the
pavillion.

WAINFLEET
Step back in time at the
MARSHVILLE HERITAGE FESTIVAL

September 2,3,4, 2006
Sat. 9:30 am-5:30pm
Sun. 11am-5:30pm
Mon. 9:30am-5pm
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
2006 ENTERTAINMENT 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 905-899-9995 $16.00
FREE CONCERT in the PARK
SUNDAY, SEPT. 3rd at 6:30p.m.
Featuring: The Torchmen and The Bay Boys
Come and enjoy this evening of music after the Festival closes. There is a vendor open for supper until 6p.m.

WELLAND
GRANT CARSON BAND
****NEW LOCATION****
Join us at the Civic Square Amphitheatre
Behind City Hall (60 East Main Street)
For our last special Variety Nite performance
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 Street East)

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 Cowboys (NAPC)
Where: Niagara Regional Exhibition
Grounds, 1100 Niagara St, Welland
Time: 2:00pm (both days)
For tickets and more information call toll free
1-866-517-6336

NIAGARA FOOD FESTIVAL
Merritt Island, Welland
Sept. 22, 23, 24
Rain or Shine Free Admission
40 Food & Wine Vendors
Children’s Area
Live Entertainment
Sept. 22 - ROADHAMMERS
Sept. 23 - SPIRIT OF THE WEST
Sept. 24 - free concerts, extra children’s and family programming
Huge fireworks display at dusk

HALDIMAND
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
Equipment Weekend

Bruce's Landing
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 only 905-774-4521
fbtopp@execulink.com

August 14 to August 18
Kid's Summer Camp #4 - A Walk Down Memory Lane

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
Jasper Station

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 crossroads.
519-583-2221 or 519-583-1031 Port Dover, ON
LFTboxoffice@bellnet.ca http://www.lighthousetheatre.com

August 16
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
esquare.centre@haldimandcounty.on.ca
http://www.haldimandcounty.on.ca

August 16
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 museum.archives@haldimandcounty.on.ca
http://www.haldimandcounty.on.ca

August 18 to August 20
Jarvis Cornfest

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
cornfest@kwic.com
http://www.cornfest.ca

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
das@linetap.com

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 das@linetap.com

August 19
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 ruthven.park@sympatico.ca http://www.ruthvenpark.ca

August 20
Cottonwood Mansion's Lunch & Peach Social

Cottonwood Mansion
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 cottonwoodmansion@linetap.com
http://www.linetap.com/cottonwoodmansion

August 26 to August 27
Three Fires Homecoming Pow Wow & Traditional Gathering

New Credit
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
carolynking@execulink.com http://www.newcreditpowwow.com

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
wmacdonald.museum@haldimandcounty.on.ca
http://www.haldimandcounty.on.ca

September 10
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 905-765-0329 Caledonia, ON
rhiannongate@hotmail.com

September 10
Gourmet On The Grand

Heritage Grand River Group Tour on the Grand River. 905-772-6348 Cayuga, ON
hgrrc@mountaincable.net
http://mywebpage.netscape.com/hgrrc

September 11 to November 3
Exhibition: Northern Owls

Haldimand County Museum & Archives
A Travelling Exhibit from the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. Free 905-772-5880
Cayuga, ON museum.archives@haldimandcounty.on.ca
http://www.haldimandcounty.on.ca

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.
www.harbourfrontcentre.com
Call: 416-973-4000 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

FORT ERIE
August 11, 2006
Courtyard Concert at Old Fort Erie with the
Niagara Symphony

Enjoy a stroll through historic sites in Niagara, followed by an outdoor summer concert of light classical music performed by the Niagara
Symphony.

September 8 - 10, 2006 - Shores of Erie International Wine Festival
The Shores of Erie International Wine Festival combines a blend of regional and international wines, fine cuisine and entertainment with a historic waterfront setting.
www.soewinefestival.com
Call: 519-736-2001

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.
Toll-Free: 1-877-642-7275
www.niagaraparks.com
Old Fort Erie 350 Lakeshore Road, Fort Erie

LEAMINGTON
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
Call: 519-326-2711

NIAGARA REGION
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
Price: FREE
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 for photos.
Location: Table Rock Point (near the Canadian Horseshoe Falls) City: Niagara Falls 1 877 NIA-PARK (642-7275) or 905 371- 0254

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
Website: http://www.gardenontario.org/site.php/niagarafhs
Email: nfhorticulturalsociety@becon.org
Phone: 905-357-3325

Tea & Literature at McFarland House
McFarland Park
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.
Website: www.niagarasymphony.org
Email: info@niagarasymphony.org
Phone: 905-688-4993

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

August 20th
Niagara Bigga Tomatafest

Queenston Heights Park, Queenston
(905) 354-9342

August 20th (rain or shine)
Port Dalhousie PigNic

Henley Island 3 p.m. Everyone Welcome

August 25th - 27th
Winona Peach Festival

Winona Park, Barton St., Winona
905 643 2084 / 1 866 907 3224
www.winonapeach.com

September 8th - 9th
Annual Blues In The Park

Firemen's Park, Mountain Rd. Niagara Falls
905 357-3632 www.bluesinthepark.com

September 8th - 10th
Lincoln County Fair

Beamsville Fairgrounds
905 309 4554
www.lincolncountyfair.com

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 wares. Web site: www.rbg.ca
Call: 905-527-1188
Burlington Royal Botanical Gardens

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The Port Reporter
Editor/Publisher
Ted Gould
Editorial Board
Carlos Garcia
Deborah Kehler
Frank Caplan
Staff Writers
Community: Carlos Garcia
Deborah Kehler
Lorraine Cordner
Historical-Nancy Cameron
Healthy Living-Geoff
Szymanski,ND
Financial - Anne Braithwaite
Advertising/Distribution
Ian Goodwin
Bruce Cordner
Photographic Contribution
Nancy Cameron
Graphic Support
Gordo Bergsma
Jeff Loucks
Page Design
Ted Gould
PORT PROFILE:
N. Jane Pepino
C.M., Q.C., LL.D., LL.M.

Aird & Berlis

Partner
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 outstanding career.

Practice
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 interest groups.

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 Chair (1987-89)
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) (1995-2003)
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 (1998-2004)

Special Designations
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 area (Foran);
• 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
establishment (Matera);
• representing the City of Mississauga regarding an appeal by Jannock Properties to permit a residential
subdivision at the former Mississauga shale quarry (Pepino);
• representing Orlando Corporation regarding its appeal for official plan and zoning to permit a Brampton office development (Longo);
• 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 handson2@cogeco.ca 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 Brock Tower).

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.

Sincerely,
M. Zito. Graham Ave.

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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 , "Cleaverish Fifties".

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 heritage.

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.
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WIN A SPA FOR JUST A TOONIE
Hi Spa Lovers!
Visit the internet link below, and see the manufacturer's video regarding the amazing Spa that we arespa 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 the Spa.
http://www.marquisspas.com/ everyday/everyday_showroom.asp
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 buy often!

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Council votes against the staff recommendation for a leash-free dog park - more volunteer work unappreciated!

For Port Reporter
Suzanne Mason
Aug. 1/06

There are over 65 successful leash-free dog parks in municipalities around Ontario, but St. Catharines is not one of them.

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 the decline.”

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 31.

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 REPORTtree
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
Green Committee
A PERSONAL NOTE FROM THE ST. CATHARINES BRANCH OF THE ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVANCY OF ONTARIO (ACO)

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

Ken MacKenzie
President ACO St. Catharines Branch

THIS CAROUSEL HORSE COULD BE YOURS!carousel horse

 

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
CALL: 905-646-1264

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jaysA 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 World Series?
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. True False

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 whom?
Answer: ( Two words, or just surname )

Answers

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.

Cooking Tips
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 balsamic vinegar.

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 and dressings.

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

Additional Ingredients
The following should be used only when desired.
Chives and sage – or other favorite complimentary herbs
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
http://www.hotlib.com/articles


ST. CATHARINES AND AREA ARTS COUNCIL ANNOUCEMENT
"FINDING OUR VOICES, HEALING OUR WOUNDS"
exhibition runs till September 15

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.

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Services and Sunday School at 10 AM
Summer Sermon Series Continues
"Canadian Idols...Satisfaction Guaranteed?"
Sunday September 3 Communion
Wednesday September 6 -
Guiding registration 6:30 pm
Sunday September 10 - Rally Day;
Sunday School resumes
Insure Your Lifestyle at a Cost That Makes Sense

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 situation.

Life insurance.
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 one policy.
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.
anne braithwaite 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'
Featuring
~ 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
www.niagaraonthelake.com
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 Masonry.
Please see the School portion of our website for details. www.willowbank.ca
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 the Mets.
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 and writing.

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 looking.

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
rubenesque kilt & clover
maries
maries
maries
maries

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Port Reporter Archive

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