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We know it's been a really long winter when we don't even realize how soon daylight saving time (or daylight savings time, as most of us say) is upon us.  And upon us it is!  As of 2 a.m. on March 8, clocks go forward an hour, thereby giving most of us more daylight as of Sunday evening. For most of us, it can't come fast enough!

 

In 2009 Faith Mepham, pictured above, received Bronwyn her Special Skills Dog from Dog Guides Canada to assist her in everyday independent living. Funds for the Bronwyn came from proceeds of the annual Biketoberfest® Harley-Davidson® motorcycle draw held by the Fabulous Fenwick Lions.  The Fenwick Lions have maintained contact with Faith over the past few years and have sponsored her in several Purina Walk for Dog Guides events.

2015 is the year of significant reviews of provincial policies. The Niagara Escarpment Plan, the Oak Ridges Moraine Plan , the Greenbelt Plan as well as the Growth Strategy Plan are all up for review. In addition there are plans to review the Metrolinx plan, the Wetlands policies and the Conservation Authority policies.

 

We approved the 2015 Operating Budget during our Town Council meeting on February 17. It translates to an increase of 1.92% for the average residential Pelham property (assessed at $302,815).  While Council approved a minimal impact to you and other property tax-payers, we did increase the Town’s level of service and support the ongoing sustainability of our infrastructure. 

My decision to join the Professional Referral Group a few years ago was based on the quality of other professionals within the group and the various professional sectors they represented.  Building my own network of trusted professionals allows me to provide my clients with a few contacts when they are in need of specific services.  As a Chartered Financial Divorce Specialist and Family Mediator it is very important that I remain a “financial & mediator neutral” so I always try to give my clients at least a couple of quality contacts when needed.  

Strong winds or tornadoes have the ability to blow off roofs, or even just to remove shingles that are vital in protecting the home from rain, snow, sleet, or hail. The condition of the roof and the construction of the roof play a major role in determining whether the roof will be able to sustain strong winds. If your roof has been damaged whether large or small it is important to take a few basic steps initially to ensure no further damage.

We all want a solid financial rock under our feet when we retire. The problem is… it can be hard to save for retirement, especially if you are struggling to pay a mortgage, car loan and credit card debt.The solution? Roll it up.You may be able to roll your existing high interest debt into your mortgage. You’ll be shocked by what you can save in interest.....Jason Vokey, Mortgage Agent

Mar 4 2015 (All day)
The Wellspring “toupee” has been created using 10 different colours of “hair”. The “hair” represents a variety of different coloured cancer ribbons from some of the most common cancers, including a lavender ribbon for supporters. The emotional journey faced by people diagnosed with cancer, as well as those who support them, is very similar regardless of the type of cancer. Wellspring Niagara supports ALL people affected by cancer and all cancer supporters.

Council approved funding for a Hotel Feasibility Study (that will be recouped once the land has been sold) to examine the economic viability of developing a hotel on Town-owned lands in the East Fonthill area along Rice Road at Regional Road 20. Council has already determined that a medical centre, retirement facility and Wellspring Niagara are all in the best interests of the community, including exploring the design of a potential multifaceted community centre.